Saturday, 24 February 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice to lead Real Madrid to 4-0 win

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema were on the scoresheet as a Real Madrid side shorn of several stars continued their impressive form with a 4-0 victory over Alaves.

Ronaldo took his 2018 goal tally to 12 with a brace either side of a cool finish from Bale, whose long-term future at Madrid has been the subject of speculation this week.

Woman mauled to death by crocodile

A 66-year-old woman was mauled to death by a huge crocodile on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, police said Saturday.

The Indonesian woman’s family and neighbours launched a search after she failed to return home from a riverside garden near the remote village of Teluk Kuali in Jambi province earlier this week.

Robert Lewandowski’s change of agent fuels fresh Real Madrid rumours

Bayern Munich’s top-scoring striker Robert Lewandowski is again at the centre of Real Madrid rumours after connecting with the agent who helped fix Neymar’s record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

Lewandowski, who has scored 29 goals in all competitions this season, has split with Cezary Kucharski, his Polish agent of ten years, and linked up with Pini Zhavi.

The 74-year-old Israeli is a major figure behind the scenes in international football and has close links with Real.

Ecuador’s ‘Pablo Escobar’ drug kingpin extradited to US

A drug kingpin dubbed Ecuador’s “Pablo Escobar” who was under arrest in Colombia was extradited to the United States early Saturday, local officials said here.

Washington Prado, also known as “Gerard,” faces charges of moving more than 250 tonnes of Colombian cocaine from Ecuador’s Pacific coast to Central America and beyond to the United States, Colombian prosecutors said in a statement.

Nemanja Matic’s Manchester United move ‘unfortunate’ – Antonio Conte

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says it is “unfortunate” that Nemanja Matic is now a Manchester United player.

Matic played a key role in the Blues’ Premier League title success last season before being allowed to complete a £40m move to rivals United in the summer.

Police arraign Enugu psychiatric hospital staff over N14m job scam

The Nigeria Police Force on Monday arraigned Mrs. Stella Achara, a staff of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, over an alleged N14 million job scam.

Achara, Principal Secretary to the Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Jojo Onwukwe, was docked before Hon. Justice C. O. Ajah of Enugu High Court for advanced fee fraud.

In the charge No. E/197C/2017, the police accused Achara of defrauding job seekers to the tune of N14m.

Suspected drug dealer refuses to poo for over 30 days

Lamarr Chambers, 24, is nearing his sixth week in custody after Essex Police arrested and detained him on January 17, according to Mirror UK.

Recent details from his appearance at Chelmsford Magistrates Court showed that there was actually a ‘reference’ to him passing stools in hospital.

Nollywood Actor sues Insurance Company N340m for unauthorized use of his photographs in their promotional adverts

Nollywood Actor sues Insurance Company N340m for unauthorized use of his photographs in their promotional adverts

A Federal High Court in Lagos, has adjourned till 27th of March, 2018 for hearing a N340 million suit filed against Cornerstone Insurance Company, and one of its subsidiary, Cornerstone Assurance by a Nigerian actor, Mr Ahmed Afolabi Roleola for alleged unauthorized use and exploitation of his photographs and goodwill in their promotional adverts in the form of handbills, posters and brochure calculated to mislead and deceive the public and an infringement of his right to publicity.

Crash landed Dana Air Flight was 27 years & 3 months old

Crash landed Dana Air Flight was 27 years & 3 months old

Investigation has revealed that the Dana Air aircraft, which skidded off the runway earlier in the week was 27 years and 3 months as at the time of its crash.

The aircraft, an MD83 with the registration number 5N-SRI was manufactured in November 1990 and was among the oldest aircraft in the fleet of the airline.

Scientists may soon be able to extend fertility in women

Scientists have identified a drug that could extend egg fertility in worms, which they say may also extend women’s fertility by three to six years.

According to Science Daily, an American science news website, Coleen Murphy, who led the study, specialises in using microscopic worms, Caenorhabditis elegans (C.elegans) to study longevity because it has many of the same genes as humans.

Generals Babangida, Obasanjo are Nigeria’s biggest problems - Mansur Malumfashi

The Director of Human Resources, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Prof. Mansur Malumfashi, has described former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida as “Nigeria’s biggest problems.”
Malumfashi made the remark while criticising the former leaders for their recent open letters to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Governors who can’t pay workers should resign – TUC

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria on Saturday advised state governors who could not address workers’ problems to resign.

The TUC President, Mr Bobboi Kaigama, said in Lagos that workers could no longer vouch for state governments that non-payment of salaries was as a result of lack of funds.

Troops kill five, capture Boko Haram commander in Borno

Troops in Borno killed five Boko Haram insurgents and captured a top commander of the group in the ongoing operation in Sambisa Forest and the Lake Chad basin.

Deputy Director, Army Public Relations of Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyeama Nwachukwu, in a statement in Maiduguri, said troops also rescued three civilians, recovered vehicles and high calibre ammunition in various operations in the past two days.

Nigerians are dying in silence – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has said the corporate existence of Nigeria is being threatened by selective administration of justice, marginalisation, vendetta against perceived political opponents among others and called on well-meaning citizens to rise up and salvage the situation before it is too late.

This is just as he decried the level of poverty in the country, adding that many Nigerians are dying in silence with nobody standing up for them.

Nigeria becoming Africa’s biggest Free TV Platform – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says with Digital Switch Over (DSO), Nigeria has taken bold step to build Africa’s biggest and most lucrative Free To Air Television platform.

The minister said this on Friday in Osogbo at the launch of DSO for Osun.

He said with over 24 million TV households and being the capital of African creativity in Music and Film, Nigeria would become the capital of Television in Africa within the next few years.

FG’s committee on farmers, herders clashes visits Zamfara

The National Economic Council Committee on Farmers and Herdsmen clashes on Saturday visited Zamfara on a fact-finding mission over security challenges in the state.

The committee was led by its Chairman, Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi.

Speaking during the courtesy visit at government house Gusau, the Umahi said “we are in Zamfara today for fact-finding over the recent security challenges faced by the state”.

NDLEA seizes N19m worth of illegal drugs concealed in cartons of indomie noodles

Information just gathered says that the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have seized illegal drugs allegedly hidden in indomie cartons.

The NDLEA, Adamawa Command, have reportedly found 1.31 tonnes of illicit drugs which were concealed in noodles’ cartons.

No need for data capturing to renew driving licence – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps has said that there is  no need for data capturing while applying for  renewal of driver’s licence.

Mr Hyginus Omeje, the FRSC Lagos State Sector Commander said  this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday, adding that the agency  departed from the old system long time ago.

Tourist falls 100ft to his death while posing for a photograph on waterfall

A tourist at a beauty spot on Thai Island, Koh Samui, has fallen to his death while posing for a picture on top of a 100ft waterfall.
32-year-old Jiri Barta from the Czech Republic travelled to tyhe Island on Thursday with a group of eight other holidaymakers, including one Briton, Metro reported.

'Black Panther' rakes in $500m at the global box office

Disney and Marvel Studios‘ “Black Panther” has hauled in half a billion dollars at the global box office just one week after debuting in U.S. theaters.

The latest estimate from the House of Mouse shows the superhero movie’s worldwide ticket sales climbing to $520.1 million through Thursday.

Former Boko Haram Terrorist Who Led Attack That Killed 58 Students Speaks On The Massacre (Photo)

A former Boko Haram terrorist who participated in the brutal murder of many innocent people has shared his experience after repenting.
In a report by The Cable, Abdulkadir Abubakar revealed details of how he alongside other terrrorists massacred about 58 people in 2017.

Corruption not worse under the Buhari administration’

President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday in Abuja, told the Transparency International to focus whatever report they are publishing on facts and not fiction.
The President in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, noted that, while he welcomes constructive criticisms from the anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International (TI), the organization has a responsibility to reflect the larger picture of the concrete and verifiable achievements of the his administration since May 2015.

"I don’t believe that Nigerian airlines cannot compete favourably"

Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has taken delivery of one of its newly acquired Boeing 777-200 aircraft in preparation for its commencement of international operations.

The 274 capacity aircraft, christened “Ikechukwu “, touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3.30 pm on Friday.

Super Eagles Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi Opens Up On World Cup Dream

Daniel Akpeyi says he will not be overpowered by critics as he continues to work hard to make Nigeria’s team to the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia.

The 31-year-old conceded two mischievous goals as the Super Eagles fought hard to defeat Argentina 4-2 in a November international friendly.

Juliet Ibrahim Breaks Silence On Breakup Rumors With Iceberg Slim

For about a week now, social media rumours have been suggesting that actress Juliet Ibrahim has broken up with her musician boyfriend Iceberg Slim.

The lovebirds remained mute on the issue. However, they have technically loosed their lips on it.

Police Cannot Arrest Herdsmen Grazing Cattle On Airport Runways - Commissioner

The Nigeria Police Force has said it cannot arrest herdsmen who allow their cattle to stray onto and graze on airport runways in the country, according to Punch.
Speaking on Friday in an interview, the Commissioner of Police, Airport Command, Mustapha Dandaura, stated that the herdsmen could only be arrested in states where the anti-open grazing law was effective.

End Of The Road For Nigerian Drug Baron Arrested With Cocaine In Bangkok (Photo)

Thai police working with the US Drug Enforcement agency have arrested a Nigerian man who they say is an international drug dealer in cocaine.

Emmanuel Okwuduli Ilichukwu was arrested in Suksawat Soi 26 on two warrants yesterday.

A force led by deputy tourist police commissioner Surachet Hakpal went to his property where they found a quantity of ganja in a food cupboard.

Okocha seals new endorsement deal

Few days after he was named in the NFF Legends XI, Nigerian football legend, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, has added another feather to his cap; having been officially crowned “King of the Game”.

Okocha has been named as the ambassador for new sports betting platform, BetKing and he has expressed great delight with his new role.

I’m yet to decide on presidential contest - Senator Kwankwaso

The former Governor of Kano State and now a Senator representing Kano Central Senatorial District, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said he had no made up his mind about contesting the presidential election in 2019.

He said that 2018 was crucial for the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress if it must redeem the promises and be able to earn support of the Nigerians in the next general election.

El- Rufai, Shehu Sani Crisis Deepens As El-Rufai Sues Senator For N2bn

The crisis rocking the Kaduna All Progressives Congress took a new dimension on Friday. Governor Nasir el-Rufai sued the senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial zone, Shehu Sani, before the state high court

The governor is seeking N500m damages from the senator for each of the four alleged offences, one of which is defamation of character. The total damages being sought amounts to N2bn.

Professor, Two Retired Police Officers Arrested Over Illegal Security Outfit

A professor, a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and seven other persons have been  arrested by the police for allegedly creating an illegal security outfit.

They are one of the several illegal security outfits which, according to the Force Headquarters Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, have been recruiting unsuspecting youths.

Aaron Ramsey to undergo fitness test ahead of Carabao Cup final

Aaron Ramsey will have a fitness test on Friday to determine his availability for Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City but Arsene Wenger believes Mesut Ozil will be fit to play.

Wales midfielder Ramsey has struggled with a groin problem this season and Wenger must decide on whether Ramsey will play at Wembley.

Robert Mugabe rejects mini-birthday party offer by Zanu-PF youth – Report

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe reportedly rejected a mini-birthday party that had been organised for him by the Zanu-PF youth league this week.

According to NewsDay, Mugabe, who turned 94 on February 21, opted instead to celebrate privately with his close family members.

“Please, We Are Thieves, Not Armed Robbers” — Suspects Correct Judge

Two convicted criminals, Akeem Jimoh and Rafiu Afolayan have protested before a Lagos court after they were referred to as robbers by clarifying that they were only thieves and not armed robbers operating in Lagos.

They claimed that they were not armed robbers who used violence to rob people rather that they moved in the night, broke shops and stole valuable items for resale in the markets. Afolayan revealed that when they visited any shop in the night and the owner was still present, they will quietly leave the place and will not use violence to steal their items.

US to open Jerusalem embassy in May – official

The United States will relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in May, a year before the move was expected, a government official said on Friday.

The move, which has angered Palestinians objecting to Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, is likely to happen on May 14, the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence, media reported.

Nigerian woman pleads guilty to distributing child pornography in Ireland

A mother-of-three forwarded a child pornography clip which showed a child being raped, a Dublin court has heard.
Jadesola Agbalade (51) pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly distributing child pornography on July 20, 2016.
Agbalade told gardaí she forwarded on the video clip via the messaging platform Whatsapp in a bid to warn a friend about the dangers of leaving her kids alone with her boyfriend, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard today.

I Was Bad At Music, Jim Iyke Admits

Nollywood actor,Jim Iyke has admitted e was bad at music! Jim who spoke with Saturday Beats admitted this and said he knew, and he quickly adjusted by quitting. Here's what he told them;

Submit your pump action rifles for verification and re-validation – Lagos Police tells residents

The Lagos State Police Command has issued a statement calling on those issued with licence to bear pump action firearm or other repeating firearm operated by a slide action mechanism, by the Lagos State Police Command Firearms Registry(D7), to submit their weapons and Licences to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the closest Police Station to their abode, for verification, confirmation and revalidation.

#BBNaija: Celebrity publicist, Cornel Udofia denies sexually assaulting Ifu Enada when she was 16

After calling out rapper CDQ a couple of days back for using and dumping her while she was in school, Big Brother Naija housemate Ifu Ennada has just called out another celebrity.

This time around she accused celebrity publicist, Cornel Udofia, saying he nearly took advantage of her when she was 16.

Pastor impregnates chorister, kills her and another lady who knew about their affair (Photos)

The Senior Pastor of Alter of Grace Ministries, Chidiebere Okoroafor has been arrested by the Rivers State Police command for allegedly killing three people, including two pregnant women and an infant near Izuom market, Oyigbo.