Sunday, 25 February 2018

Bollywood loses star actress, Sridevi Kapoor at 54

Bollywood loses star actress, Sridevi Kapoor at 54

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor, one of the biggest names in Hindi cinema, has died at age 54 after suffering a heart attack in Dubai, her former manager said Sunday.

The death of Sridevi, reportedly while attending her nephew’s wedding in the emirate late Saturday, prompted an outpouring of grief from fans and fellow actors and condolences from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Suspected Boko Haram member remanded for killing policeman

A self-confessed member of Boko Haram sect, Abdulsalam Adinoyi, has been remanded by an Ado-Ekiti Magistrate Court for allegedly killing a policeman on duty.

The 36-year-old Abdulsalam is standing trial for killing Sergeant Gana Jiya, while on lawful duty in Oye-Ekiti at about 11.00 pm on February 2.

Antonio Conte: Eden Hazard substitution ‘tactical decision’

Antonio Conte defended his “tactical decision” to substitute Eden Hazard after Jesse Lingard’s late goal enabled Manchester United to hand Chelsea a 2-1 defeat and a damaging blow in the Premier League top-four race.

Hazard tormented the United defence in tandem with Willian in the first half at Old Trafford, playing in the Brazilian for the opening goal in the 32nd minute, but Romelu Lukaku pulled the hosts level with a close-range strike after good work from Anthony Martial seven minutes later.

Senator Kwankwaso free to leave APC – Governor Ganduje

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has advised his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to leave the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

He said this while commenting on the conflict between him and the Senator.

Ganduje said Kwankwaso was free to leave APC and back any candidate against him to prove his popularity in Kano.

Germany, France press Vladimir Putin on Syrian cease-fire deal

The German Chancellor, Angel Merkel, says the German and French leaders have pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to facilitate the quick and complete implementation of a 30-day cease-fire in Syria.

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30–day ceasefire in Syria to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations.

Manchester City beat Arsenal to win Carabao Cup

Manchester City won the Carabao Cup on Sunday, the first trophy of the Pep Guardiola, brushing Arsenal aside 3-0.

It was an impressive statement of intent from Guardiola’s team at Wembley after a shock FA Cup defeat to lowly Wigan last week ended their bid for an unprecedented quadruple.

City opened the scoring in the 18th minute when a long punt upfield from goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was controlled by Aguero, who coolly lifted the ball over a helpless David Ospina in the Arsenal goal.

Christian Leaders Close Church At Jesus’s Burial Site In Tax Dispute

Christian leaders Sunday took the rare step of closing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built at the site of Jesus’s burial in Jerusalem, in protest at Israeli tax measures and a proposed property law.

It was not immediately clear how long the closure of the church, announced by Christian officials at a news conference and which began at around noon (1000 GMT), would last.

Black man allegedly got scammed of $5,000 in bid to get a white girlfriend

According to Cosmopolitan magazine, a black man seems to have been scammed of a whopping sum of $5,000 which is the amount of money paid to a website to help him get a white girlfriend.

The 31-year-old African American man with a good job is reported to have made the payment to get the girl, but according to the report, ever since he parted with the huge sum, the response has been negative.

My wife cries daily - Robert Mugabe

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has revealed that his wife, Grace cries daily, over the harassment she receives, especially over her bogus doctorate degree.
It was the first time that the former Zimbabwe leader would speak on the emotional torment of his wife, three months after he was forced to step down by the military, according to a report by South Africa’s News 24.

I Won’t Allow Anyone Intimidate Me, Shehu Sani Reacts To El-Rufai’s Suit

Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the civil defamation suit filed against him by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, insisting that nothing will stop him from expressing his opinion.

The Senator said although he has yet to be served a notice of the suit, his lawyers are ready and well prepared to defend him.

Teacher Marries His Own Sister In Anambra, Says ‘The Bible Supports It’

Chiadi Ezeibekwe, a mathematics teacher, has married his younger sister who is 17 years old. Ezeibekwe who works in a secondary school in the Aguata local government area of Anambra state said God “sanctioned” his marriage to his sister.

Among the Igbo, such marriage is viewed as an abomination. Appalled by the marriage, the youth burned down the church where brother and sister were joined.

If I were Buhari’s son, I’ll graciously say ‘father, it’s time to leave the stage’ - Afegbua

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman for Ibrahim Babangida, says he would advise President Muhammadu Buhari not to run for second term if he were his son.
In an interview with Vanguard, Afegbua said former president Olusegun Obasanjo was right to have said the Buhari-led administration is nepotistic.

INEC to screen Kano state’s 5million registered voters and remove children from the list

With exactly 4,975,701  registered voters, Kano state is a huge political force but concerns have been raised over the high incidence of underage voting in the state. To tackle the menace, INEC has set up a panel to purge the register of underage voters.

The eight-member committee is headed by a National Commissioner, Abubakar Nahuche. The commission however says the exercise will not be completely efficient because many of the underage voters look like adults and records are not available to confirm their age. The Chairman of Kano SIEC, Prof. Garba Sheka disclosed that members of the INEC committee would visit his office on Monday 26 February to begin the age verification process. He stated.

Why I Can’t Marry Rita Dominic – Jim Iyke reveals

Nollywood bad boy actor, Jim Iyke and screen goddess, Rita Dominic have over the years been linked together on several occasions and the reason is not farfetched as the duo often played roles of lovers in movies back in the early 2000s.

However, Jim Iyke has opened up on his relationship with Rita in an interview with Broadway TV. When asked why he didn’t get married to the actress, he said: “Rita and I met when I was just beginning to embrace fame, and the comforts that came with it.

Photos: First year student stabs his girlfriend to death for allegedly having a sugar daddy; attempts suicide

Police in Bungoma, Kenya are investigating an incident where a student stabbed his girlfriend killing her while also attempting to commit suicide last Thursday evening, February 22.

Simon Wamalwa, a first year student at Sang’alo Institute of Science and Technology, stabbed his girlfriend, Mildred Wanyonyi to death during a quarrel.

Air force deploys more assets in search of Dapchi schoolgirls

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed additional air assets to the north-east in search of the missing students of Government Girls’ Science Technical College in Dapchi, Borno state.
Olatokunbo Adesanya, NAF director of public relations and information, disclosed this on a statement on Sunday.
A total of 110 students of the

Pregnant Lady Loses Memory After Allegedly Escaping From Ritualists

She revealed that a car dropped her at a roundabout in Ado Odo area of Ogun state.

The lady who claimed she can’t remember much – is hoping to reunite with her family.

Jonathan didn’t want to be Yar’Adua’s running mate - Ahmadu Ali

Over the years, different narratives of how ex-President Goodluck Jonathan became running mate to late President Musa Yar’Adua in the 2007 elections, have surfaced.
Ahmadu Ali, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the time, has given his own version of the story in an authotised biography.

#DapchiGirls: 110 girls still unaccounted for – Lai Mohammed

The minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that the Federal Government in collaboration with Yobe State Government will set up a Situation room to coordinate all information and progress report on efforts geared towards the rescue of Dapchi School Girls.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed who was fielding questions from journalists in Damaturu after a closed door meeting with Governor. Ibrahim Gaidam and other stakeholders on the Dapchi attack, also informed that the Federal Government through the ministry of Interior would ensure the parents of the missing girls get sucour while the search and rescue lasts.

Pastor who survived Badoo attack, dies during church service

It was a miracle of  sort that Anthony Olawale, a Pastor with the Mountain of Fire and Miracles (MFM) in Ikorodu, Lagos  State, survived an attack on him and his family by Badoo cultists on their residence in July last year.
Eight months after, a fresh tragedy struck: Olawale, slumped and died while running a ‘simple’ errand for his church.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar warns of unchecked population growth

Nigeria’s current socio-economic challenges are being exacerbated by an astronomic increase in human population that dwarfs the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), said Fourth Republic Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

He warned that the country has come “to a point where we have an ever-increasing population competing for resources that are not keeping pace with population growth.”

Gucci Puts Up $500K For Gun-Control March

In response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that struck the United States last week, Gucci is set to donate $500,000 USD to a gun-control march in Washington.