Sunday, 11 March 2018

Duterte needs ‘psychiatric evaluation’, says UN chief

The UN’s human rights chief has attacked the President of the Philippines – claiming he needs “psychiatric evaluation”.
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein criticised Rodrigo Duterte after the controversial leader launched profanity-laced diatribes against UN officials.

Russia says London spreading propaganda over spy poisoning

Britain’s warnings of retaliation if it is proven Russia was behind the poisoning of a double agent are propaganda and not serious, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.
Sergei Skripal, a former Russian intelligence officer now living in Britain, and his adult daughter, are critically ill in hospital after being exposed to a nerve agent in the British provincial city of Salisbury.

Allegri ‘wants to avoid’ Barca

Barcelona are the one club Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri is keen for his side to avoid in the Champions League quarter finals.

The Old Lady eliminated Barca last season with a 3-0 aggregate score-line, but lost the 2015 decider to the Blaugrana and collected only one point from two group stage matches this season.

PSG target N’Golo Kante makes huge decision over Chelsea future

The France international has emerged as a target for the cash-rich Ligue 1
Having drawn up a list of players to potentially sign at the end of the season, Kante is high on their agenda.
After another failed Champions League campaign which saw PSG knocked out in the round of 16 by Real Madrid, Chelsea’s 26-year-old is seen as the man to strengthen the side in midfield.

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga pledge reconciliation

Kenya’s president and opposition leader have promised to begin a process of reconciliation following last year’s bitterly contested election.
Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga spoke on national TV after holding their first public meeting since the poll.
About 150 people were killed in the aftermath of the disputed election.

I Celebrate being 34…Wise and Aware – Alex Okoroji

I Celebrate being 34…Wise and Aware – Alex Okoroji

Alex Okoroji, daughter of COSON Chairman, Tony Okorji is a year older. She took to her Facebook page to narrate the things she’s thankful for.

“Raw, Unfiltered, Unstaged, Imperfect, Flawed…NAKED! And Yes… No need to touch up. We are comfortable in our imperfections.

How I Escaped From Desperate Female Fan Who Wanted To Force Me To Sleep With Her - IK Ogbonna

IK Ogbonna is one act that’s taking the Nigerian movie space by storm. Known for his ability to interpret very diverse roles, the thespian emerges as one of the most sought after in the industry.
His role in Agatha Amata’s new flick, Disguise, where he plays a woman with polished fingernails, long brown eyelashes etc.  attests to the fact that he embodies whatever part he’s given.

Senator Victor Umeh Grants Scholarship To 2 Secondary School Students In Anambra.

Senator Victor Umeh on Sunday awarded automatic scholarship to two members of Anglican Girls Guild, for their credible performance in newscast during the 2018 Mothering Sunday at St. Mark’s Anglican Church Aguluzigbo.

Doctors suspended after accident victim’s amputated leg used as pillow in India

Indian authorities have suspended two doctors and launched an investigation after a patient’s severed leg was used as a pillow to prop up his head, a hospital official said Sunday.

Administrators at the government-run hospital in Uttar Pradesh state vowed “strict action” after images emerged showing the patient on a stretcher with the amputated limb being used as a headrest.

Missing boy found dead in stepmother’s car in Spain

Police in Spain found an eight-year-old boy dead in the boot of his stepmother’s car, the government said Sunday, in a case that has gripped the nation.

Hundreds of officers had been mobilised in the search for Gabriel Cruz after he went missing in late February in the southeastern village of Las Hortichuelas.

De Raufs: Senator Omisore lied on funding of new Osun road project

A social-political organisation, De Raufs Volunteer Group, has debunked claim by a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, to the effect that the newly unveiled road in the State known as ‘Workers Drive’ was funded by a United Nations agency.

The group, in a statement on Sunday by its Director General, Comrade Amitolu Shittu, said the claim by Omisore was not only misleading but a calculated attempt to rubbish the outstanding achievements of Governor Rauf Aregbesola in office.

Arsenal stars tell Arsene Wenger to hire Thierry Henry immediately

Arsene Wenger has been told by senior Arsenal players to hire Thierry Henry for the final months of the season, reports say.

Henry has impressed in his role as Belgium assistant coach and Arsenal’s biggest stars are desperate for some kind of change at the club.

Frederic Kanoute calls for a ‘reshaping’ of Malian football

Former Mali international striker, Frederic Kanoute, has called for football in Mali to be “reshaped” in a bid to rejuvenate the sport in the country.

Mali’s Football Federation is currently managed by a Fifa-appointed normalisation committee, and Kanoute said a restructuring is needed for Mali to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Senator Saraki lauds Ike Ekweremadu’s appointment as professor

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Sunday congratulated his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on his appointment as a Professor and Senior Mentoring Scholar of E-Governance and Strategic Government Studies by the Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America.

Soldiers Arrest Political Thugs With Guns In Kogi State (Photos)

Three political thugs have been arrested by military men in Ankpa LGA of Kogi State, according to a report by Igbere TV.
The criminals were arrested while in a convoy of one Mr John Aduga who is declaring his political ambition to contest for house of assembly position in Kogi Yaba west constituency.

N2m Fraud: How Fraudsters Cloned Ex-Custom’s Boss Aide’s Phone

The trial of Balarabe Abdullahi and Usman Baba Yusuf (currently at large) who are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, for cloning the  phone number of Abdulmumini Bako, a former Special Assistant to the former Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, continued on March 5, 2018 with the prosecution presenting its third witness. 

Naziru Aminu Shehu, an operative of the EFCC, who testified against them before Justice D.Z. Senchi of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Jabi narrated how the defendants cloned the number, registered it as YouYoulili and used it to defraud officers of the Customs Service.

Ambode deserves second term — Alaba Igbo Traders

Lagosians have been enjoined to support the re-election of Governor Akinwumi Ambode.
Making the appeal in Lagos, the Chairman, Alaba Igbo Traders Association, Chief Valentine Obasi, described Ambode as a progressive who has transformed Lagos State beyond expectations.
According to Obasi, the governor’s performance has surpassed the expectations of many Nigerians.

Shehu Sani to Buhari: Please Name those Who Lobbied Osinbajo to Make Them VP When it Was Rumoured You Were Dead

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani,has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to name those who lobbied the then Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), to make them Vice President when the it was rumoured that he was dead. 

Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Across Asia and Europe, high-speed rail is providing a competitive alternative to air travel on the same routes, in terms of price and the all-important barometer of time. Put that together with the environmental benefits that flow from not burning jet fuel, and staying on the ground begins to make more sense for travelers who would otherwise trudge to the airport.
Speedy trains and planes are generally competitive until your travel plans extend beyond 1,000 kilometers (621 miles), at which point travelers consider flying superior for time savings, according to an overview of academic research by the Journal of Advanced Transportation. But new technologies may push that boundary in the years and decades to come. The chart below gives examples of key global routes where the two are currently comparable. 

Football Fan Invade Pitch, Attack Their Own Players As They Near Relegation

Lille fans went on rampage this weekend as they invaded the pitch and attacked their own players. In the match between their side and Montpellier, supporters of the club hopped the fences and surged towards the Lille players.

TV footage showed that some of those invading the field aimed kicks at some of their own team after the final whistle.

NYSC Member Killed After Fatal Involving A Trailer And Motorcycle

The Kaduna Sector Command of FRSC, has confirmed the death of a Youth Corps member, Oyeleke Ajani, a veterinary doctor, as one of the two people killed on Thursday in an accident involving a trailer and a motorcycle in Kaduna.

Man And His Lover Arrested By Police After They Were Caught Having Sex In A Car.

A singer, Barbie Jay and his lover were arrested after they were caught having sex in the middle of the night by police officers. According to reports, the police operatives spotted the pair having sex after seeing the movement of the vehicle which there were in.

They were both arrested and  taken in custody. The incident reportedly happened yesterday night in Uganda.

What My Son Calls Me Anytime I Scold Him, Mother Of VP Osinbajo Reveals

Olubisi Osinbajo, mother of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, says she still scolds her son in spite of his age and position as the nation’s number two man. She said Osinbajo would call her “mummysco” whenever she scolded him. She said she earned the name from her children because she sometimes had to act tough.

“Yes, I do (scold him) and on occasions like that, he calls me ‘Mummysco’. It doesn’t matter how big they are now, they are still my children,” she said.

American Scholars Arrive Sokoto To Begin Training Of Teachers

Experts from Kent State University in the United States have begun specialised training for teachers in the employ of Sokoto state government. The training is part of an agreement entered into in 2017 by the government and the school on academic and cultural exchanges.

Speaking when he received the team at Government House in Sokoto, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal expressed delight at the progress made so far since the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the two entities.

Photo: Lionel Messi's Wife Introduces Their 3rd Child To The World

Lionel Messi's wife has introduced their third child to the world in a beautiful family photo.

While Mess's Barcelona team-mates were celebrating beating Malaga 0-2 away from home, the 30-year-old was toasting the birth of his son, Ciro.

Cigarette, alcohol prices to rise as Buhari approves new excise rates

Prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products will increase following the approval of an amendment to the excise duty rates by President Muhammadu Buhari.
TheCable had earlier reported that Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, had written to the president seeking approval for the excise review.
According to a statement issued by the ministry on Sunday, the review will take effect from June 4, 2018.

Striking varsity non-teaching staff may call off strike Wednesday

The Federal Government has agreed to source for about N8 billion to settle the Earned Allowance of striking non teaching staff of Nigerian Universities within the next five weeks.
The workers have therefore been asked to suspend their ongoing industrial action by Wednesday, March 14 to allow full activities to return to the campuses.

Looted funds, assets: FG launches fresh moves against ex-govs, ministers, senators

The Federal Government yesterday launched fresh moves to seize looted funds and suspicious assets traced to some former governors, ministers and senators in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Mallam Abubakar Malami (SAN), and the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, left for Dubai last night to finalize the forfeiture process.

Man Drove Stolen Car To Court To Face Stolen Car Charge [Pictured]

A Hartford man due in court to answer a charge of stealing a car apparently stole a car to get to court, police said. Jonathan Rivera, 25, was at Superior Court in Hartford on Wednesday to answer a charge of first-degree larceny and tampering with a motor vehicle involving the theft of a car in Hartford on Feb. 17.

Despite stealing $250M public funds, PDP leaders say Ibori a blessing to Niger Delta

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, and Ex-Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and other national and state PDP leaders on Saturday eulogised “the sterling leadership qualities of former Governor James Ibori, describing him as a unifying figure and a blessing to the Niger Delta region.”
A statement by the press unit of the Delta State Government House said the officials spoke at Ovwor-Olomu in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State during a grand reception in honour of Mr. Ibori.

Senator Kwakwanso planning to defect from APC – Nephew

Kano State Commissioner for Community and Rural Development, Alhaji Musa Iliyasu Kwakwanso, who is a nephew to former Kano State governor, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso, has alleged that his uncle (Kwakwanso) was planning to contest 2019 presidential election, either on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or the Social Democratic Party (SDP)

N13.5M Monthly Illegal Allowance: Lawmakers angry, plot against Whistle-blower Shehu Sani

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has angered a number of his colleagues for lifting the veil on the N13.5million illegal allowances members of the upper legislative chambers receive each month in addition to their legitimate salaries and allowances.
Some lawmakers who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES but asked not to be named said the revelation by Mr. Sani has damaged the reputation of the federal legislature while possibly pitting constituents against their representatives.

Ekeremadu under fire over coup comment

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has come under severe attack over his comment on the possibility of a military intervention in the country with supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of Buhari Media Support Group asking him to withdraw the statement and apologize to the Nigerians.
The Advanced People’s Democratic Alliance(APDA) also described the statement as shocking and regrettable, while asking the military to disregard it as well. 

Akon hints on running for US presidency

R & B singer Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam popularly known as Akon, has indicated that he might probably ‘run’ for the office of becoming America’s number 1 citizen and in doing so, he would pick Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg as his running mate. 

Malabu: UK paid Nigeria $70m instead of agreed $85m – Abubakar Malami

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said the United Kingdom has paid Nigeria the sum of $70m recovered from the Malabu oil controversial deal.
The $70m leaves an outstanding of $15m of the $85m which the AGF announced in October last year as the amount being expected to be recovered from the UK in respect of the deal.

Leopard Mauls Three People After Going On Rampage Through Block Of Flats

A leopard mauled three people after going on rampage through block of flats. It is believed the leopard attacked and injured three residents in the compound, before it was eventually sedated after four attempts to shoot it with tranquilizer guns.
The leopard was discovered by a construction worker as he arrived to work on Friday morning on the compound in Palher Nagar, India.