Friday, 9 March 2018

Ernesto Valverde: Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta doubtful for Chelsea

Andres Iniesta remains a doubt for the second leg of Barcelona’s Champions League last-16 tie against Chelsea, coach Ernesto Valverde has confirmed.

The Barca captain had to be substituted in the first half of Sunday’s 1-0 LaLiga win against Atletico Madrid with a hamstring injury.

Bayern Munich prepare for life after Jupp Heynckes

Bayern Munich look to continue their dominance of the Bundesliga with victory over Hamburg this weekend, as they begin to prepare for life after Jupp Heynckes.
The veteran coach, who has led to Bayern to what will almost certainly be a sixth consecutive league title this season, appeared to confirm this week that he will not sign a new deal in the summer.

Canadian Navy vessels visit Nigeria, plans to participate in joint maritime exercise

The Canadian Naval Ships, HMCS SUMMERSIDE and HMCS KINGSTON, on Friday berthed in Lagos to foster the existing bilateral relationships and boost capacity of military personnel in Nigeria.

The Commander, Royal Canadian Navy, Vice Adm. Ron Llyod, who led the Canadian Naval team, told journalists that the visit was aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two countries’ navies.

Referee beats football player to death over penalty

Malawi Police in the southern district of Chikwawa have arrested a 28-year-old man McKnight Nyekheya, one of the country’s football referees for allegedly killing a player in Thyolo.

My husband brings home his lover, forces me out – Woman tells court

Delighted that her 15-year loveless marriage was dissolved, Mrs. Balikis Oki, on Friday painted her estranged husband’s notoriety for unbridled promiscuity at a Lagos court.

“My husband always brought his girlfriend home to sleep with her overnight and ask me to step aside,” the 33-year-old trader told an Igando Customary Court in a Lagos suburb.

Marco Reus extends Borussia Dortmund contract to 2023

Germany attacker Marco Reus, who had been attracting interest from Premier League clubs, has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2023, the Bundesliga club announced on Friday.

The winger’s old contract was due to expire in 2019 and the delay in prolonging it had reportedly drawn the attention of Tottenham and Liverpool.

Mauricio Pochettino: Juventus pressured referee against Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino said Friday that senior Juventus officials put pressure on the referee during their Champions League victory against Tottenham, describing the Italian champions as specialists in success.

Spurs’ 2-1 defeat at Wembley on Wednesday meant they exited the tournament 4-3 on aggregate despite dominating the tie overall.

Pep Guardiola warns Manchester City against complacency

Pep Guardiola has told his Manchester City players to use their Champions League defeat by Basel as a wake-up call to ensure standards do not slip with two more trophies still up for grabs.

City, with the League Cup already in the bag, are virtually certain to win the Premier League title and are among the favourites to lift the Champions League for the first time in their history.

Antonio Conte: I wanted John Terry to stay at Chelsea

Antonio Conte has revealed he was keen to keep John Terry at Chelsea this season after the Blues legend was pictured back at the club’s Cobham training ground.

Aston Villa captain Terry was a surprise visitor to Cobham on Thursday, where he watched training and was seen enjoying the company of Conte and former team-mates Frank Lampard, Carlo Cudicini and Jody Morris.

Asked at his news conference ahead of Saturday’s clash with Crystal Palace whether Chelsea were missing Terry, who joined Villa in the summer, Conte said: “For us it was big loss.

Suffering is part of my job - Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says suffering is all part of being a manager and admits he has had his fair share of late.
Yet the smile returned to the Frenchman’s face on Friday after his side snapped a four-match losing streak to beat AC Milan 2-0 in the San Siro the previous evening.

Zimbabwe seeks $122m to clear land mines

Zimbabwe says on Friday it is seeking 122 million dollars to clear all anti-personnel mines that were planted by Rhodesian forces during the 1970s war of liberation.

Although the country’s land mine clearance started in earnest in 1982, only two years after independence, Zimbabwe is still grappling with the challenge of land mines due to shortage of funding.

Zimbabwe Mine Action Centre said Zimbabwe was one of the most densely mined countries in the world with an estimated 2,500 mines per kilometer frontage.

Group warns Senator Adeleke to stop dancing everywhere he goes

Group warns Senator Adeleke to stop dancing everywhere he goes Lailasnews

A social political group, Movement for New Nigeria has slammed the Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District, Senator Adeleke Ademola over incessant display of his dancing skills wherever he goes. 

The senator who is related to singer Davido has not been shy to show off his dancing skills anytime he attends a social event.

Neymar wants to return to Barcelona

Neymar already regrets moving to Paris Saint-Germain and is seeking a shock return to Barcelona, according to reports in the Spanish media on Friday.

In the same week that PSG crashed out of the Champions League, and only seven months after he joined the club for a world record 222million euros ($264 million), Neymar´s future has become uncertain.

Mauritius president to resign over financial scandal

Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Africa’s only female head of state, is to quit over a financial row.

She has been accused of using a bank card provided by a charity to make personal purchases worth tens of thousands of dollars.

She is to step down after ceremonies to mark the 50th anniversary of the island’s independence next week.

CAC targeting two-hour company registration by December

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) says it hopes to reduce the time spent to register a company to two hours from 24 hours by December 2018.
Azuka Azinge, the acting registrar-general, CAC, made this known during a visit of the senate committee on trade and investment to the commission’s Lagos office in Ikeja on Thursday.

Barack and Michelle Obama ‘to produce TV shows for Netflix’

What major move does one make after being US President for eight years?
For Barack Obama and wife, Michelle, it may likely be story-telling.

According to the New York Times, the former US president and wife and in advanced talks to produce a series of high-profile shows for Netflix.

Nigeria Immigration Service Suspends Two Officers Over Human Trafficking, Discloses Full Identities

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has suspended two of its personnel that were arrested in their attempt to illegally transit six underaged girls out of the country on Thursday through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.  The service through its spokesman, Mr. Sunday James also disclosed that full identities of the culprits. 
The culprits were identified as Aroyinbo Oluwadare (SII) and Awosanmi Taiwo Gabriel (IA1).

Defence to Nigerians: ignore Ekweremadu’s coup comment

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has drawn the ire of the military on its “who says the army can’t take over” comment.
Ekweremadu on the floor of the Senate said: “The problem in Nigeria is that our democracy is receding. Who says army cannot take over. Let us not joke with our democracy; that is the issue.”

Pastor Impregnates Two Sisters In Delta After ‘Fake Deliverance”

A 41-year-old randy pastor (name withheld) of a new generation church in Ugbolu Community, near Asaba, Delta State, has allegedly put in family way, two sisters after conducting “Fake Deliverance” for them.

It was gathered that in 1998, the said pastor had, in Enugu State, allegedly committed same act when he was said to have slept with a mother and daughter during an all-night service, and was subsequently banished from the town after he was subjected to severe beating by angry church youths.

Man gets five strokes of cane for giving false information to police

A Kubwa Grade I Area Court, Abuja on Friday ordered that one, Mohammed Nura be given five strokes of the cane, for giving false information to the police.

The judge, Mohammed Marafa, gave the order after the convict pleaded guilty and begged the court to show him mercy.

Bellview Boss, Kayode Odukoya, In 1.7 Billion Naira Fraud Scandal

It is no accident that Kayode Odukoya, the Managing Director of FirstNation Airlines, has become a person of interest in the ongoing anti-corruption investigations. 

The controversial businessman has a knack for being in the news for the wrong reasons, it would seem. His arraignment of  for alleged theft of N1.7 billion, was stalled on Friday following his absence at an Ikeja Special Offences Court.

Buhari returns to Abuja, after visiting Plateau

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday returned to Abuja after two-day working visit to Plateau, and joined hundreds of Muslim faithful to perform the weekly Juma’at prayer at the Aso Rock Mosque.

Newsmen report that among those who joined the president to observe the prayer were the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Alhaji Ahmed Rufa’I and the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura.

''It is time for my son-in-law to be governor'' governor Rochas Okorocha says

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, says the time has come for his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to be the next governor of Imo state.

In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Sam Onwuemeodo, Governor Okorocha said Nwosu who is married to his daughter Uloma, will become governor despite all the antics of the opposition. 

Movie producer, Don Pedro-Obaseki writes open letter to actress Rita Dominic

The award winning filmmaker published an open letter to actress Rita Dominic who some days ago caused an uproar on social media when she stated that not all Nollywood movies should be taken to the cinemas. Read Obaseki’s reaction to Dominic’s statement below

AN APPEAL TO #RITA_DOMINIC – From Don Pedro Obaseki.

Buhari To Visit Benue On Monday

President Muhammadu Buhari would formally visit Benue State on Monday to commiserate with the people over recent killings and destruction of property by some invading criminal elements.

Governor Samuel Ortom made the disclosure on Friday at the State executive meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held at the party’s secretariat in Makurdi.

Schools will begin to teach science subjects in indigenous languages – FG

Schools will begin to teach science subjects in indigenous languages – FG Lailasnews

The Federal Government has said that the teaching of science subjects and mathematics in indigenous languages in primary and secondary schools across the country would commence soon. Director-General of the National Centre for Technology Management, Prof. Okechukwu Ukwuoma, stated this during a retreat organised for researchers in Akure, capital of Ondo State.

Ukwuoma, who is a member of a committee set up to supervise the project, also disclosed that experts were contracted to translate science and mathematics terminologies to the various indigenous languages spoken in the country.

Delta state big boy declared wanted for multiple robberies in Ghana

Delta state big boy declared wanted for multiple robberies in Ghana Lailasnews

Kess Billions, a 29-year-old suspected leader of a vicious robbery gang terrorizing Accra, Ghana, has been declared wanted by the police. According to the Ghanaian police, Kess led his gang to rob a bureau de change on the 31st of January, 2018, and carted away a huge sum of money.

His gang struck again and attacked a company on the 16th of February, 2018. They also left with a huge sum of money. Kess is believed to be currently hiding in Aflao, Ghana or Nigeria.

What will happen to journalists, bloggers if hate speech bill is passed - Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly has said Nigerian prisons will be filled with bloggers, critics and perceived political opponents if the hate speech bill is passed.

Sani said the law against hate speech will be used against free speech.

Woman sets husband’s house ablaze over intention to marry another woman

A house wife identified as Aisha has set her husband’s house ablaze over his intention to marry another woman.
It was gathered that the husband, whose name was given as Yanusa, who is living very close to Ali Bagudo’s house, Badariya area, Birnin-Kebbi, lost his first wife last year and only married Aisha in February this year.

Nigerian Man Involved In Racketeering & Theft In US Arrested [Photo]

Eagle police have arrested one Babajide Ayowole Ogunnubi, 38, on felony racketeering and theft charges for his part in a classified ad scam involving the local newspaper and a Walmart in Beaumont, Texas.

Ogunnubi allegedly convinced Linda Lazard Franks, 56, of Beaumont, to sign for money orders and other financial transactions and then give the money to him. Franks told Eagle police that Ogunnubi told her that he had lots of friends in the Houston and Beaumont areas who would send money to him.

9-Year Old Pupil Goes Blind After Teacher's Cane Hits His Eyeballs [Photo]

Before Mrs. Oluchi Adibe, 38, went to enrol her son in Good Shepherd Nursery and Primary School, located at Dikenafai in Ideato South Local Government Area of Imo State, she had made inquiries and told that it was a good school.

Armed with that information, she enrolled Chimbuchi Adibe in the school. According to her, all she wanted was for her son to become educated; she never bargained that the school would someday blind her son and turned its back on her. But that was exactly what later happened. Nine-year-old Chimbuchi, a primary three pupil, is about to lose his sight in his left eye, if prompt surgery is not quickly carried out.

I Want Them To Hear In The Villa, I Will Become President – Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Thursday reiterated his earlier declaration that he would become Nigeria’s President in 2019. Fayose spoke while addressing hundreds of women at an event to commemorate the 2018 International Women’s Day in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

“I want them to hear in the Villa, I will be president of Nigeria tomorrow”, he said.

Police Officers Prevent Peace Corps Members From Entering Their Office In Abuja

The joy of members of the Nigerian Peace Corps was cut short yesterday in Abuja when they gained access to their headquarters as over five hundred well armed police officers were deployed to ‘trample’ on the Corps personnel and other civil society groups that went to identify with the PCN.

According to a report by Andyson Iji Egbodo, the Nigeria Peace Corps national headquarters has been under lock and key for over a year now by the police. All judicial pronouncements issued by courts of competent jurisdiction to the police to unseal the Corps headquarters fell on deaf ears.

Photo Of Fake Flying Officer Arrested In Nigeria Air Force Uniform

Command succeeded in arresting one Nasir Abu ‘M’ aged 34yrs of Ramin Kura, Filin Polo Qrts, Katsina who has been parading himself as Flying Officer of the Nigerian Air Force, in military camouflage uniform defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.

Meet The Nigerian Paedophile Who Slept With A 9-Year Old Girl For Over ONE YEAR

A 30-year-old man, identified simply as Adigun, who has allegedly been defiling a 10-year-old girl for over a year, has told the police that he didn’t force the minor into having sex with him. It was learnt that Adigun has been having sex with the girl since she was just nine-year-old and was in primary five.

The suspect, who is popularly called ‘rubber,’ was alleged to have been defiling the girl since January 2017 without her parents noticing anything. The incident, which happened at Olorunkemi Street, Bariga, Lagos State, threw the community into confusion.

Nzeogwu coup was meant to install Awolowo as Prime Minister of Nigeria – Dr Ezeife


A former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife has disclosed that the failed Major Nzeogwu-led coup of 1966 was never an Igbo coup, stressing that it was meant to install Chief Obafemi Awolowo as the Prime Minister of Nigeria.

He made this known at the second day of the Igbo-Israeli Economic Summit titled South East Youth Economic Summit 2016 (SEYES 2016) which ended in Enugu yesterday.

Man Breaks Apprentice’s Head With Padlock Over Honey [Heartbreaking Photo]

A 35-year-old welder, Mr. Oluwafemi Abiodun, has been arrested by policemen attached to the Airport Police Station, Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, for allegedly breaking the head of his 13-year-old apprentice with a padlock.

Abiodun was alleged to have broken the head of Rasaq Alimi’s head with a padlock, after the boy allegedly tipped a bottle of N200 worth of honey, thus making the honey to pour away. The boy has, however, denied touching the bottle of honey, let alone tipping it to fall and pour.

Woman Clubs Husband’s Assailant To Death...

The rustic town of Okpoma, Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State was Tuesday thrown into mourning as a woman, identified as Alice, allegedly clubbed a man, Ogar Olaje, to death during a brawl with her husband.

It was gathered that the woman’s husband, a commercial motorcycle rider, was engaged in a fight with Ogar, also an Okada rider, following a disagreement over whose turn it was to pick a passenger from Okpoma to the next community, Okuku when the incident happened.

Man Who Raped 9 Women & Still Wasn't Repentant Die Behind Bars As He Boasts Of Coming Out Soon

As parole officials considered him for release, sex beast Antoni Imiela boasted from his prison cell of having the “rest of my life to live”.

But to the relief of his victims, the M25 rapist will never see freedom again.

Having never shown any remorse for his crimes, Imiela, 63, died on Thursday after falling ill with heart problems.

Samklef and Daddy Freeze blast each other on Instagram

Samklef took to twitter to tell Freeze that his constant criticism of pastors is fast getting boring.

There’s currently a social media beef going on between Nigerian singer and producer, Samklef and controversial OAP, Daddy Freeze. It all started when Samklef took to twitter to tell Freeze that his constant criticism of pastors is fast getting boring. In response, Freeze told him to unfollow his message cos they are not meant for slaves. He also called him an insipid cretin.

Donald Trump AGREES To Meet Kim Jong-Un For Historic Talks On Nuclear Disarmament

Donald Trump has agreed to meet Kim Jong-un to discuss the future of the regime’s nuclear and missile programme, US officials said on Thursday.

The US President and North Korean leader will meet by May.

Kim has committed to "denuclearisation" and to suspending nuclear or missile tests, South Korea's national security chief Chung Eui-yong said on Thursday after briefing White House officials on talks between Seoul and Pyongyang.

Sex-starved pastor abandons family, impregnates another woman

A 46-year-old pastor, Joshua Aranse, on Thursday told an Alagbado Customary Court in Lagos that he impregnated another woman and abandoned his matrimonial home for four years because of sex starvation.
“I am a pastor and I counsel people. It is true that I abandoned her. For over four years, she did not allow me have sexual intercourse with her.

I’ll continue to impact lives, says Alakija

ONE of Africa’s richest women, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija, pledged yesterday to continue to make positive impact on lives through her foundations and others means available to her.
Mrs. Alakija, the Vice Chair of Famfa Oil, a Nigerian oil exploration company with a stake in Agbami oil field, a prolific offshore asset, is classified by Forbes as having a net worth of $1.6 billion.

Arik speaks on emergency landing in Accra

An Arik flight from Lagos to Accra, Ghana, made an emergency landing on Tuesday when the pilot detected a smoke in the cabin, the airline said in a statement on Thurday.
There was, however, no incident and the passengers disembarked normally, the airline’s spokesman, Adebanji Ola, said.

Salt, food seasonings ‘can lead to chronic kidney disease’

Excessive intake of alternative drugs, salt and food seasonings can lead to chronic kidney disease in both men and women, Longjohn Adonye, a nephrologist has advised.
Adonye gave the advice in an interview with NAN on the 2018 commemoration of the World Kidney Day, celebrated annually every March 8.