Friday, 2 March 2018

Rick Ross hospitalised for ‘serious medical condition’

American rapper, Rick Ross, is in the hospital receiving treatment for a serious medical condition.

As TMZ reports, someone placed a call to 911 at 3:30am Thursday and said the individual in distress, supposedly Rick Ross, was breathing heavy and unresponsive.

Manchester City fined £50,000 for failing to control players against Wigan

Manchester City have been fined £50,000 for failing to ensure that their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion in last month’s FA Cup tie at Wigan, the Football Association has announced.

City players surrounded referee Anthony Taylor following the sending-off of Fabian Delph.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Unai Emery refuses rule out Neymar return this season

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery would not confirm that Neymar’s club season is over after the decision was taken to operate on the Brazilian superstar’s foot after a right ankle sprain and a fracture of his fifth metatarsal.

The French capital outfit confirmed shortly before Wednesday’s 3-0 Coupe de France quarterfinal win over rivals Marseille that Neymar will undergo surgery in Brazil this Saturday, effectively ruling him out for next Tuesday’s Champions League round-of-16 second leg with Real Madrid.

Arrests after Burundi president ‘roughed up’ on football field

Two Burundi officials have been arrested after their town’s football team allegedly “roughed up” President Pierre Nkurunziza who was playing during a match with his personal team, legal sources and witnesses said Friday.

A legal source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the administrator of the northern town of Kiremba as well as his deputy, who is in charge of sport, had been charged with “conspiracy against the president” on Thursday.

Nigeria: Lassa fever death toll rises to 90

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has officially confirmed the death of 90 persons from Lassa fever.

The situation report from NCDC for week eight, released on Friday disclosed that from January 1 to February 25, 2018, 1081 suspected cases and 90 deaths have been reported from 18 states rising from the initial 54 recorded.

Nigeria Now World’s Largest Petrol Importer - NNPC

Nigeria is the only member country in the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) that imports petrol and is currently the largest importer of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in the world, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, said in Abuja yesterday.

Baru, who spoke through NNPC’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Upstream, Alhaji Bello Rabiu, at the 2018 Oloibiri Lecture Series (OLEF) while responding to questions from delegates, said the country had reached such import level because the refineries had not worked to their maximum capacity.

FG to complete N537m Osun bridge

The Federal Government on Friday gave an assurance that it would complete the ongoing N537m Ojutu bridge in Ilobu, Osun.

The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said this while assessing the level of work on some ongoing Federal Government projects in the state.

Burkina Faso Attack: Seven assailants killed

At least seven assailants have been shot dead by security forces after violence broke out in Ouagadougou, the Burkina Faso capital Friday, the government of the west African nation has said.
Witnesses in Ouagadougou started reporting sounds of gunfire and rocket launchers across the city shortly after 10:00 a.m. local time.

Woman castrates boyfriend in a fit of jealousy after learning his interest in another woman

In a horrifying case, a man had to pay a very heavy price for eyeing other women, despite being in a relationship with one.

Zhanna Nurzhanova allegedly chopped off her boyfriend, R Suleimanov's, testicles when she learned he was interested in another woman. The alleged incident happened in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, according to the Mirror.

Underage voting: INEC exonerates Kano, says social media pictures are from Kenya

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says there is no evidence of underage voting in Kano state.
Abubakar Nauche, chairman of the committee set up by the electoral body said this at a press conference on Friday.
Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of INEC, instituted the panel following allegations that minors participated in last month’s local government election in the state.

Petit reveals when Thierry Henry will become Arsenal manager

Emmanuel Petit has said that his former Arsenal team-mate, Thierry Henry, is a “novice” and can only become manager when he has learnt the ropes.

Henry’s name has been put forward as a possible candidate amid increasing speculation that Arsene Wenger will go in the summer and the former Gunners skipper has said he would be interested.

Senate rejected me because I’m doing my job well - Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the refusal of the senate to confirm him is an indication that he is carrying out his duties judiciously.
On two occasions, the senate refused to confirm Magu as the substantive chairman of the commission, citing a report of the Department of State Services (DSS) which indicted him.

Dasuki loses bid for freedom at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has rejected the bid by detained former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, seeking his release from custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.

Dasuki had filed the appeal challebging his continued detention by the secret police.

Nigerian University student develops cure for breast cancer

A female student of the African University of Science and Technology, Abuja, Sandra Musujusu, has developed an alternative treatment for breast cancer.

The scientific breakthrough might lead to a lasting solution in the treatment of breast cancer prevalent among women world over.

Dapchi schoolgirls: Boko Haram has contacted me – Mama Boko Haram

Aisha Wakil, better known as “Mama Boko Haram”, says the abductors of Dapchi schoolgirls have contacted her. .

The Musab al-Barnawi faction of the Boko Haram sect is suspected of being behind the kidnap of the 110 girls. In an interview with NAN, Wakil said the faction contacted her on Thursday to confirm that the girls were in its custody.

Hospital staff suspended for performing brain surgery on wrong patient

The Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi on Friday suspended four hospital staff for performing brain surgery on the wrong patient.
An unnamed man who was due to receive only nursing and medication for head swelling was wheeled into the operating theatre on February 19 and underwent a brain surgery meant for someone else.

Groom-To-Be Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Gravel

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa said it had arrested a 25-year-old groom-to-be over alleged theft of road shoulder gravel in Babura Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesman of the corps, Adamu Shehu, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Friday.

Trucks of fertilizer disappeared under previous governments – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari again on Friday took a swipe at his predecessors, saying trucks conveying fertilizer disappeared “miraculously” in transit under previous governments.

Buhari spoke while granting audience to members of the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

When will Lai Mohammed respect his age and stop lying? – Reno

My attention has been drawn to fallacious comments made by the notoriously dishonest Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to the effect that the Jonathan administration did not act on time when the Chibok Girls were kidnapped whereas the Buhari government acted promptly when the Dapchi Girls were kidnapped.

Speaking at the foundation laying ceremony of the Editors’ Plaza by the Nigerian Guild of Editors, Lai Mohammed said:

President Buhari, ECOWAS President hold closed-door meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidents of Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, Mr. Jean Claude Brou, Friday held closed-door meeting at Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Brou who took over as ECOWAS President on Thursday said his visit to the State House was to thank President Buhari on his efforts towards regional integration in the West African sub-region.

Jealous Girlfriend Smashes Woman’s Head On A Sink For Trying To Snatch Her Boyfriend

A mother has shared horrific images of the head injuries she suffered after she was attacked in a pub toilet by a jealous girlfriend.

Anne-Marie Szwed had her head smashed off a sink five times by a woman in apparent revenge for attracting her boyfriend’s attention.

Daddy Freeze slams Pastor Paul Adefarasin, accuses him of neglecting Jesus

Daddy Freeze criticizes billboard advertising House On The Rock Church program.

Convener of the Free The Sheeple Movement, OAP Daddy Freeze has reacted to a billboard advertising a program in House on The Rock Church pastored by Paul Adefarasin. He criticized the billboard by stating that it lacks any connection with Jesus and even made mention of how the words ‘Jesus’, ‘Christ’, ‘Bible’, ‘God’, even the word ‘church’ are all missing on the large billboard seen on an highway in Lagos. He claims that anything that doesn’t have Jesus as the brand really has nothing to do with Jesus. Read his Instagram post below.

Lagos East APC endorses Ambode for second term

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), members under the auspices of Lagos East Senatorial Districts General Assembly, have endorsed Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for a second term.
Party faithful converged in Epe, a Lagos suburb, and passed a vote-of-confidence in Ambode, after which they unanimously endorsed the governor to continue in office beyond May 29 next year.

Obasanjo Coalition Berates FG over Abduction of Dapchi Schoolgirls

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Coalition for Nigeria Movement has strongly condemned the abduction of female students of the Government Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State by alleged Boko Haram insurgents.
The coalition expressed surprise that this abduction could happen when the military was already celebrating the supposed total defeat and extinction of the Boko Haram sect.

World Cup: Zlatan Ibrahimovic hints at returning to international football

Manchester United star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has hinted that he intends coming out of international retirement ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Ibrahimovic, 36, called it quits with international football after Sweden crashed out in the group stage of the 2016 European Championship in France.

Lagos residents accuse police of vandalising 200 vehicles

Residents of Idi-Oro, Mushin, have accused operatives of the Lagos State Police Command of invading 14 streets and vandalising no fewer than 200 vehicles.
However, the police command denied the allegations, saying hoodlums resisting police arrest damaged the vehicles with stones.

Anenih’s Foot Soldiers Dump PDP for APC

The strong hold of former Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, continues to deplete as about 10,000 of his foot soldiers, led by former council Chairman and National Chairman of ALGON, Mr. Joe Akhabue, dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

We’ll prosecute Bello for double registration, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission says its allegation of double registration against Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State still stands.

“The allegation of double registration has not been swept under the carpet; we cannot prosecute Bello now because he enjoys immunity as a sitting governor.

Stunning pre-wedding photos of Fateema Ganduje and Idris Abolaji Ajimobi

The wedding fatiha of Fateema Ganduje, the daughter of Kano State Governor and Idris Abolaji Ajimobi, the only son of Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, will kick off this weekend in Kano. More photos below...

Tillerson, US secretary of state, to visit Nigeria

Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, would visit Nigeria and four other African countries from March 6 to 13, says the US department of state.
Heather Nauert, spokesperson for the department, said Tillerson would also travel to Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Nairobi and N’Djamena.

I needed a child, says housewife that bought 5-yr-old girl for N350,000

A 45-year-old housewife, Mrs Joy Edum, has said she needed a child and so, without her husband’s knowledge, bought a five-year-old girl for N350,000.

Mrs Edum, who is from Abua Odum Local Government Area of Rivers State, said: “My husband is not aware of what I am doing, because he will not be in support. To be sincere, it is because I don’t have a child that I decided to buy this baby. I promised to pay them N350,000.”

You Can't Win Election On Twitter, Facebook, Others, Gov. El-Rufai Advises Nigerian Youths

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has called on Nigerian youths to stop discussing  about politics only on the social media, but to also get involved in ‘real life’ politics.
El-Rufai who spoke in Kaduna on Thursday said Nigerian youths must actively participate in politics if they want to take over political power from the current leadership.

BoI earmarks N50bn for food processing firms

The Bank of Industry has announced that it has set aside about N50bn for genuine food processing companies in the country to save the huge foreign exchange being spent yearly on food imports.

The Managing Director, BoI, Olukayode Pitan, stated this when the House Committee on Commerce, Industry Trade Investment came on a visit as part of their oversight function to some of the industrial firms supported by the BoI in Lagos.

“I Have Had Sex With Three Of My Uber Drivers” — Woman Narrates

An Uber passenger, has revealed how she had intercourse with three of her Uber drivers,including one time in a car park at the back seat.

Speaking to WHIMN, the former retail worker, lifted the lid on how her X-rated Uber encounters began following splitting up with her boyfriend of six years.
Read her story as told to Melanie Hearse below:

Baby Spree At Alaafin Of Oyo’s Palace As Another Of His Young Wives Is Pregnant. (Photos)

It’s baby season in the Palace of the Alaafin of Oyo, after one of his young wives has also been spotted with a baby bump.

Olori Omobolanle, one of the young wives of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, is pregnant – this can be deduced by the photo she posted on Instagram recently.

How Dino Melaye Dribbled SARS Operatives In Court To Avoid Arrest

It's a must read people and a report by Premium Times... A Kogi State senator, Dino Melaye, outwitted a well-armed contingent of anti-robbery police officers during an attempt to arrest him in Abuja on Thursday.

Mr. Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District, manoeuvred himself out of the premises of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama Thursday night, circumventing over a dozen officers from police Special Anti-Robbery Squad who were deployed to the location to arrest him.

Man Docked For Allegedly Stealing $56,000 From Oyedepo’s Bookstore

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Wednesday arraigned one Chimezie Chuta before Justice Mojisola Dada of the State High Court, Lagos on one-count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of $56,000.

The offence is contrary to Section 285(7) of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State No. 11 of 2011.

2018: Ghana Records First Death From Lassa Fever

The death was recorded at the General Hospital in the port city of Tema, 38 km east of the national capital, a senior official of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) said.

Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director-General of the GHS, said all the frontline staff at the hospital that handled the patient before he died are being screened.

Father and son allegedly take turns to rape daughter in Cross River

A man and his son have been arrested for allegedly taking turns to rape their daughter/sister at their home in Eshiagurube Boki local government area of Cross River state. Facebook user, Kijiejake Jacob who shared the story online, alleged the men carried out the dastard act while the mother of the victim went out.

'Pastor' Caught With Gun, 3,871 Live Cartridges, Prohibited Drugs In Delta State

51-year old Pastor Ignatus Ogboi of the Christ Army Church at Mbiri in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, has been caught with 3,871 live cartridges, some prohibited drugs and undisclosed amount of money. This came as the presiding Pastor of Deliverance Home of Comfort Assembly in Ihiagwa, Owerri, Imo State, Benjamin Ndieze, was arrested for allegedly stage-managing abduction to fulfil a prophecy.

73-Year-Old Man Locked Up In Benin Prison After His Age Was Reduced To 42

A 73-year-old man whose age was reduced to 42 by a Police officer and charged to court with murder – has regained his freedom. According to Kola Edokpayi, a police officer attached to Homicide Unit of Edo State Police Command Headquarters charged the old man to court with murder after reducing his age from 73 to 42 as a result of the inability of his family to pay him (IPO) a whopping sum of N500,000 for bail.

Reverend Father, Others Arrested For Stealing 18-Month-Old Baby

The Osun State Police Command has arrested a Reverend Father who claimed to be the parish priest at Our Lady of Fatima, Woliwo, Onitsha, Anambra State, Rev. Father Chike Ejiofor, for his alleged involvement in the stealing of an 18-month-old baby, Abdullahi Azeez, in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, led other officers to parade the suspects at the police headquarters in Osogbo on Thursday.

Jay-Z dethrones Diddy on Forbes' Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists list of 2018

On Thursday, Forbes released its annual wealthiest hip-hop artists list for 2018, and Jay-Z tops the list with an estimated net worth of $900 million. 

His mind-blowing earnings takes out Sean "Diddy" Combs from the No. 1 spot, a title he previously held for seven consecutive years. 

How I conspired with Ahmadu Ali to sack Americans from the US embassy - Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has recounted how he “conspired” with Ahmadu Ali, a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to sack US officials from the American embassy in the 1970s.
Obasanjo made this known while speaking on Thursday at the launch of Ali’s biography in Abuja.

Senate refusal to confirm me encouraging - Magu

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, says he is encouraged by the Senate’s decision not to confirm him as the substantive chairman of the EFCC.

Magu, who has been operating in acting capacity for over two years, said this during an interview on a programme on Channels Television titled, ‘Question Mark.’

Why I wanted third term for Obasanjo – Amadu Ali

A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Amadu Ali, says he supported tenure elongation for former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2006 because the ex-President had done remarkably well.

Ali said this in his biography titled, ‘The Many Colours of a Rainbow,’which was launched in Abuja on Thursday.

In the 423-page book written by Gideon Tseja, the former PDP chairman said Obasanjo was not part of any scheme but had merely submitted 106 proposals to the National Assembly one of which included tenure elongation.

I would’ve loved Ajimobi to go for another term – Olubadan

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Thursday said that the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, deserved another term in office if the constitution had provision for it because of his achievements in the state.

The monarch, who has been engulfed in a feud with the governor over the review of the Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration and the installation of 21 new kings in Ibadan by Ajimobi, said this during a meeting with the governor in Ibadan.

Private companies coming back to Nigeria – Buhari

Elated over Nigeria’s exit from crippling recession, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that foreign private companies were coming back to Nigeria.

The companies, he said, were making massive investments within the existing legal and regulatory frameworks.

Buhari expressed delight over the ‘significant’ growth in the non-oil sector which was creating thousands of jobs across the country.

You will benefit from restructuring, Atiku assures North

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, dismissed insinuations that restructuring of the country would benefit the South to the disadvantage of the North, urging Northern opponents of the proposal not to kill themselves over the South’s vanishing oil.

Abubakar spoke at a book launch in Lagos where former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (retd), affirmed that Nigerians must come together, irrespective of political or ethnicities, to frontally confront the issues that challenge the unity of the country.

Messi should be banned from football, he’s not human – Iranian coach says

Coach of the Iranian national team, Carlos Queiroz wants Lionel Messi banned from football because he’s too good at it. According to the coach, he doesn’t think the football star is a human being.

Queiroz insists the Argentine magician should be suspended by FIFA until he can prove he is not an extra-terrestrial!