Monday, 5 March 2018

Mentally unstable Anglican priest sets ATM on fire

Mentally unstable Anglican priest sets ATM on fire

An alleged mentally unstable Anglican priest Rev Chukwunyere Ibezim set two Automated Teller Machines (ATM) belonging to Imo Microfinance Bank at Aba Branch on fire.

The reverend did not stop there as he also reportedly set his own motorcycle on fire before he was later overpowered by two security men.

Man posts chilling Live video after murdering wife

Man posts chilling Live video after murdering wife

A Syrian man living in Germany broadcast himself on Facebook Live moments after murdering his wife.

The man – who refers to himself as Abu Marwan, 41, in the video – reportedly stabbed his 37-year-old wife four or five times in the neck before running away with one of their children.

In the shocking video, he can be seen with blood on his face and a cut on his hand as he speaks breathlessly to the camera.

Mirror kills 2-year-old girl shopping for shoes

Mirror kills 2-year-old girl shopping for shoes

An outing to buy shoes at Payless ended in tragedy on Friday night when a 2-year-old girl was struck and killed by a falling mirror at the Georgia store.

Little Ifrah Siddique was taken to a nearby hospital following the accident in Riverdale, but she passed away from her injuries.

Saraki Gives President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo An Ostrich Egg (Photos)

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki on Monday, presented an ostrich egg with the map of Africa painted on it to the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra, Ghana.

Saraki, who is in Ghana for the 25th anniversary of the Ghanaian Parliament presented the painted and lacquered egg, which was made in Bauchi State, Nigeria.

APC Praises Ex-President Obasanjo As He Turns 81

The All Progressives Congress has said that the legacy of former President Olusegun Obasanjo had continued to inspire good governance on the African continent after so many years.
APC National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, stated this in a statement on Monday in Abuja while celebrating the former president on his 81st birthday.

PDP: N24bn monthly petrol subsidy fictitious

The Peoples Democratic Party says it is shocked by alleged moves by the Federal Government to cover huge fraud in the Presidency by declaring that it spends N24 billion monthly (N774million per day) to subsidise fuel in the country.

The party described the figures and the purported proliferation of fuel stations, used as an alibi for the sudden jump in subsidy pay-out, as fictitious and cleverly fabricated to retire the alleged exposed stealing of trillions of naira by Presidency cabal and APC interests in secret oil deals.

Eden Hazard faults Chelsea’s tactics against Manchester City

Eden Hazard has criticised Chelsea’s tactics in their 1-0 defeat at Manchester City on Sunday.

The 27-year-old lined-up as a false nine at the Etihad, but cut an isolated figure as Chelsea recorded no shots on target and just 29 per cent possession.

Man City defender Benjamin Mendy returns to training

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has stepped up his recovery from a long-term knee injury by returning to training with the Premier League leaders.

City released photographs of the France left-back participating in a session with his team-mates on Monday.

Benue court denies six Fulani herdsmen bail

A Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court, on Monday, denied granting bail application to six Fulani herdsmen who were arrested over the New Year attack in Guma and Logo local government areas of Benue State.

Recall that the six accused persons, Ibrahim Saleh, Jibrin Adamu, Magaji Yau, Ibrahim Abubakar, Useni Bala, Sabin Yau, who were first arraigned on Friday January 5, 2018 before Chief Magistrate Isaac Ajim, were remanded in prison custody till March 4, 2018.

Ex-Governor Aliyu’s fraud trial adjourned indefinitely

A Minna High Court on Monday adjourned the trial of former Gov. Babangida Aliyu of Niger over an alleged N4.568billion fraud indefinitely.

Aliyu is standing trial alongside the State PDP Chairman, Tanko Beji, and a former Commissioner of Environment, Umar Nasko, over alleged N4.568billion fraud and abuse of office.

I turned prayer warrior in kidnappers’ den – Freed APC campaigner

Mr. Robert Desmond, the Chief Executive Officer, New Face, a pro-All Progressives Congress campaign group in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, taken hostage on Saturday, February 26, 2018, has been freed by his captors.

Desmond, one of the staunch supporters of a former governor of the state, Chief Timipre Sylva, and the APC member at the State House of Assembly, Israel Sunny- Igoli, was reportedly abducted after a social event in Nembe in Nembe LGA of the state.

New formations aim at improving internal security – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said on Monday that the creation of new formations across the country was part of strategies to address insecurity, as well as defending the nation’s territorial integrity.

Buratai said this in Yenogoa during the foundation laying ceremony for the construction of headquarters of 16 Brigade and Barracks in Bayelsa.

Obasanjo reveals his life’s greatest regret

Olusegun Obasanjo, former President, on Monday said the early death of his parents and their failure to enjoy the fruits of the sacrifice they made while raising him was his greatest regret in life.

Obasanjo, who turned 81 today made the disclosure at a ceremony to mark his birthday at Marque Events Centre located within the premises of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.

The former President said he wished his parents lived long to witness his success in life.

Taraba people ‘won’t be hoodwinked by Buhari’s crocodile tears’ - Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Taraba and planned visit to Benue, Zamfara, Yobe and Rivers states, as an after-thought.
In a statement issued on his behalf by Lere Olayinka, his special assistant on public communications and new media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose wondered why the president “refused” to visit the people immediately after the killings and abduction.

Senator Saraki directs Senate panel to assess Zamfara killings

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has directed the Senate ad-hoc committee on security to visit Zamfara for an assessment of the violence that recently occurred in the state.

He announced this on his official Twitter account on Monday where he also stated that the panel will return to plenary to give its reports.

Femi Otedola: Lagos’ll become Africa’s third largest economy

Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola has predicted that Lagos will become the third largest economy in Africa by the end of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s tenure.

He said given the governor’s stellar performance, the state would move up from its current fifth position.

Otedola canvassed support for Ambode’s second term so as to continue with the good work, which he said is a continuation of “the foundation laid by his good predecessors.”

Mario Balotelli: I am ready to return to Italy

Mario Balotelli says he is ready to return to Italy in the summer and would be interested in joining Juventus or Napoli.

Balotelli, 27, has scored 13 goals in 19 Ligue 1 games for Nice this season and agent Mino Raiola recently said he was working on a summer switch to either Serie A or the Premier League.

Teacher Caught While Having Sex With 15-Year-Old During Private Tutorial

A teacher is facing four years jail after she was caught having sex with a 15-year-old boy she was tutoring privately. Natalya Nikandrova was caught by the boy’s mother performing a sex act on the teenager at his home in St Petersburg, Russia.

The 35-year-old teacher, who was friends with the mum, had been taken on to teach the boy at his home.

Teenage Lady Jailed After Advertising Free Sex From Her Hotel Room.

A 19-year-old blogger has been jailed after she offered free sex from a Hilton hotel room – prompting hundreds of strangers to turn up. The woman wrote online under the username of ‘Qianjin Yeye’ and gave out her room number as well as her exact address.

The short post, which quickly began trending on March 1, read: “Somebody come get me… Sex… for free… 6316.”

More troubles for PDP as Adedoja approaches court for accelerated hearing of his suit

Less than a week after the defection of foundation members of the Peoples Democratic Party including Professors Tunde Adeniran and Jerry Gana to the Social Democratic Party (SDP); another chieftain of the party, Professor Taoheed Adedoja has approached a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, seeking an accelerated hearing of the suit he filed against the election of Prince Uche Secondus as the national chairman of the party.

EFCC re-arraigns Alao-Akala, two others over alleged N11.5bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes  Commission on Monday re-arraigned a former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, and two others in an Oyo State High Court sitting in  Ibadan over alleged N11.5bn fraud.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the other defendants are a former Oyo State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Senator Hosea Agboola; and an Ibadan-based businessman, Femi Babalola.

Adamawa bans visitors from Girls schools

The Adamawa State government has ordered principals of girls secondary schools not to allow visitors into their school premises.

The Adamawa State Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aliyu Tola made the disclosure on Monday, while briefing the newsmen on activities outlined by the ministry to commemorate the International Women’s day in the state.

Kylian Mbappe plots Real Madrid downfall

It is not so long ago that Kylian Mbappe idolised Cristiano Ronaldo. Now the 19-year-old is hoping to lead Paris Saint-Germain to a famous victory over the Portuguese star and Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Mbappe was outshone by Ronaldo in the sides’ Champions League last 16, first leg last month, with the world player of the year scoring twice as Madrid won 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Antonio Conte ‘not stupid’ enough to open up against Manchester City

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte defended his cautious approach despite his side failing to register a shot on target as they went down 1-0 to Premier League champions-elect Manchester City.
The Italian’s tactics were lambasted by pundits and Chelsea fans alike as he started without a recognised striker by leaving club-record signing Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud on the bench.

13-year-old docked for allegedly raping five-year-old

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded a 13-year-old secondary school student in a correctional centre for allegedly raping his neighbour’s daughter.

Chief Magistrate Taiwo Akanni, who gave the ruling, said the teenage boy should be kept at Borstal Correctional Centre, Adigbe, Abeokuta in Ogun State.

Weah seeks Nigeria’s support for Liberia’s development

Liberian President, George Weah, on Monday said political change was meaningless without development, prosperity, and growth.
Weah said this while addressing State House correspondents at the end of a meeting he had with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said he was in Nigeria on a mission of gratitude and respect for the roles that Buhari and Nigerians have been playing in maintaining peace and stability in the West African sub-region and particularly in Liberia.

Manchester United are better than the media say - Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says his Manchester United team are “better than people say.”
United head into their clash with Crystal Palace on Monday night third in the Premier League table, 19 points behind leaders Manchester City. They travel to Selhurst Park on the back of an impressive 2-1 win over Chelsea at Old Trafford last weekend.
There is still a chance they could end the season with a trophy by lifting the FA Cup or the Champions League, and Mourinho insists is team deserve more credit for what they have achieved this season, even if the title is heading to the Etihad Stadium.

We will deliver local rice below N10,000 per bag, Gov. Bagudu claims

Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi says the state will work together with farmers and millers under the Federal Government’ Anchor Borrower Programme to deliver local rice below N10,000 per bag.
The governor gave the assurances on Sunday night in Birnin Kebbi at a dinner hosted in honour of the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

Buhari hosts George Weah in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with Liberia President George Weah in the presidential villa, Abuja.
Weah, who arrived at the villa around 12:30pm on Monday, was received by the president and other top government officials.

Shooter kills man in an attempt to ‘test’ bullet-proof vest

Houston police say a man who put on a bulletproof vest at a party has been killed after another man attending the party fired a shot at him.
Police are searching for the man who fired the fatal shot early Sunday.

Doctor breaks baby’s arm during delivery, refuses to apologise

A 21-year-old new mum, Lebogang Setshotloe, has accused a doctor at Moses Kotane Hospital of breaking her baby’s arm during delivery.
The South African mum said she wasn’t allowed to see her baby girl until a day after delivery. She then found out that her daughter’s arm was broken.

Within 17 days, Black Panther exceeds $500m mark in theatres

This weekend, Marvel Studio’s blockbuster, Black Panther, made another $65m.
The film has now raked in over $500m after just 17 days in theatres, making it the 10th highest-domestic-grossing movie in history.
The film is sure to eclipse the ninth spot on the list, 2017′s Beauty and the Beast, which made $504m domestically.

Saudi Arabia appoints woman to top govt post for the first time

Saudi Arabia has replaced some of its top military officers in a series of personnel changes that elevate a younger generation, bring a woman into a senior government job, and tighten Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s grip on power.

In a reshuffle announced on Monday, the military chief of staff, air defense, and land forces heads and senior defense and interior ministry officials were removed. Tamadur bint Youssef al-Ramah became deputy labour minister, a rare high-level job for a woman in the deeply conservative kingdom.

Non-oil Sector as Game Changer

The drive by the federal government to promote activities in the non-oil sector appears to be gaining traction.
This clearly manifested in the latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures that were released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) recently.

Many dead as youths clash with SARS Officers in Anambra (photos)

Many dead as youths clash with SARS Officers in Anambra (photos) lailasnews

A clash between youths of Umunze community in Orumba South local government area of Anambra state and some SARS Officers (Special Anti-Robbery squad), left many dead and properties destroyed.

It was gathered that the sad incident occurred on the evening of Saturday March 3rd, when some SARS Officers showed up at a popular relaxation spot known as ‘Guzoro’ and started embarrassing some of the customers who were having drinks. They also pushed to make some arrest but were stopped by the youths of the community.

We Won’t Create Ranches To Enforce Anti-Grazing Laws, 3 State Govs Tell IGP

The governors of  Benue, Ekiti, and Taraba states, which are currently implementing anti-grazing laws in their states, have said the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has no right to direct them on how to make the legislation work.

The IG had, last week, advised state governors to establish cattle ranches before implementing anti-grazing laws to avert conflict between farmers and herdsmen.

Ogun Welder Kills Wife’s Customer Over Disagreement [Pictured]

A welder, Bidemi Akande, has allegedly killed the breadwinner of a family of seven children in the Ogba Ayo area of Ogun State.

Akande reportedly pushed the woman, Shakirat Fatusi, aka Olopa, and she slammed her head on the ground during a disagreement between them.

The 43-year-old woman was said to have gone into a coma and died at a trado-medical centre.

Smoking a cigarette is unhealthy, it is not a sin – Daddy Freeze

A photo of a man smoking a stick of cigarette immediately after church service in Lekki, Lagos surfaced yesterday and the photo immediately went viral. One of the people that took note of the photo is popular OAP Daddy Freeze.

Immediately after the photo circulated across social media and blogs. It got a lot of reaction from social media users. The smoker was berated by man who rather considers his action as blasphemy and others came to hi defence saying there is no where in the Bible where Christians are advised not to engage in smoking.

I didn’t say Governor Ajimobi must get third term - Olubadan

The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, has described the third term story credited to him on the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, as the misrepresentation of a parable.
Oba Adetunji said he did not use the words third term literally but figuratively, adding that he was surprised many people could not read between the lines.

Ambode backs Gbajabiamila’s re-election bid

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has signalled that House of Representatives Majority Leader Femi Gbajabiamila will seek re-election in 2019.
The governor gave the indication at the inauguration of a road the lawmaker facilitated at Modele and Mathew area of Surulere Federal Constituency.
Gbajabiamila also installed solar-powered lights on Randle Avenue and Fred Anyiam Street last Friday.

Arewa youths accuse Melaye of impersonation

Leadership of the Arewa Youth Assembly (AYA) has accused Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) of impersonating the group and using it for criminal activity.

The group said it has summoned an emergency meeting of its executives to consider a legal action against the Senator.

Why our Maiduguri-bound flight turned back after taxiing - Medview Airline

Medview Airlines on Sunday said passengers were not exposed to danger when it aborted its Maiduguri-bound flight due to technical issues.
It was gathered that the Flight VL2108 operated using a Boeing 737 equipment with a flight schedule of Lagos-Abuja-Maiduguri (LOS-ABV-MIU) had completed the Lagos to Abuja segment of its journey before trouble started.

Sridevi's Husband Admits He Didn't Immediately Phone Police After Finding Her Dead In The Bath

The husband of Bollywood actress Sridevi has admitted he did not immediately phone police after finding her dead in the bath of their Dubai hotel room last Saturday.

The 54-year-old star was found submerged in a bathtub at a hotel by husband Boney Kapoor.

Medical doctor accused of raping and impregnating patient’s 16-year-old daughter in Niger state

A medical doctor at the Federal Medical Center, Bida, Niger State, Dr. Seyi, has been accused of raping a sixten year old girl named Fatima Yusuf and impregnating her while she was attending to her mother who was on admission at the hospital for severe diabetes. Fatima died last Monday during childbirth.

The Nation reports that Fatima had informed her family of the said doctor’s repeated sexual assault. A family source said the rape started when the doctor called Fatima to his office pretending to want to advise her on her mother’s medical condition. He forcefully had sex with her in his office and continued until Fatima’s mother was discharged from the hospital.

Egypt president’s opponent organizes rally, no one shows up

The sole candidate running against Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in this month’s national election has attempted to organize a rally, but no one showed up.

About a dozen workers from the campaign of Moussa Mustafa Moussa carried posters of him about 100 meters (yards) in downtown Cairo on Sunday, stopping well short of the end of their planned march. At least twice as many photographers and cameramen from state and private media documented the march.

Nigerian Army issues quit notice to Badoo cultists in Lagos

Army issues quit notice to Badoo cultists in Lagos lailasnews 3

The Nigerian Army has issued a stern warning to members of the dreaded Badoo gang in Lagos as well as pipeline vandals operating around the Ikorodu, Ishawo, Arepo and Festac areas of Lagos and Ogun.

The Army issued the warning while referring the criminal elements to the case of the notorious Rivers State cultists Don Waney and his group who were displaced and killed earlier this year.

God is in support of my son-in-law’s governorship ambition - Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says “God is in support” of the governorship ambition of Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law. 
The governor has endorsed Nwosu, who is his current chief of staff, as his successor.
In a statement on Sunday, Okorocha said 24 out of the 37 local government areas in the state have also backed Nwosu on his governorship ambition.

Man dragged to court for making night phone calls to married woman

A man has been summoned to a Magistrate court in Sokoto state, Nigeria for allegedly making several calls to a married woman at midnight.
The man, Bilyaminu Sanusi, 25, a welder in Sabontiti, reportedly committed the offence in January.

I can still turn things around at Arsenal - Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger insisted he can still “turn things around” at Arsenal despite admitting that the team’s top-four hopes are over after Sunday’s 2-1 loss at Brighton.
Arsenal fell to their fourth-straight loss in all competitions to heap more pressure on their under-fire manager, whose future is in serious doubt after 22 years at the club.

PDP describes Olusegun Obasanjo as an ‘Outstanding Nationalist’ on his 81st birthday

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated former President Olusegun Obasanjo as he celebrates his 81st birthday.

The political party in a statement released on Sunday described Obasanjo as an outstanding nationalist; a courageous and dedicated leader, who has made immeasurable, sacrifices towards the development, stability and growth of the nation.