Thursday, 15 March 2018

2 Nigerian Students Arrested With N48m Worth Of Fake Drugs In Philippine

Two Nigerian students have been arrested with 500 grams of shabu and counterfeit drugs amounting to P2.5 million (about N48m), following an entrapment operation in Bacoor, Cavite, on Friday. According to ABS, the suspects Agu Austin Chukwuebuka and Nkwocha Chimaobi were arrested after they sold 11 sachets of suspected shabu stashed in electronic adaptors to an undercover agent.

Nurse dragged to court by doctor over false rape allegations

Nurse dragged to court by doctor over false rape allegations Lailasnews

The Medical Director of St. John Specialist Hospital, Okota, Lagos, Dr Victor Unang has dragged his former auxiliary nurse, Juliet Nweke, 22, before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly accusing him falsely of raping her and attempting to extort the sum of N3m from him.

Unang also accused the nurse of threatening to set his hospital ablaze if he failed to pay her the money within a reasonable time.

Adrian Mutu: Zlatan Ibrahimovic frozen out by Jose Mourinho

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not injured but being frozen out by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, claims Adrian Mutu.

Ibrahimovic has been dogged by injuries this season, only recovering from the knee ligament damage that ended his 2016-17 campaign prematurely in November.

Court jails estate agent 1, 230 years for fraud

Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere Thursday sentenced an Estate agent Babatunde Habeeb also known as Babatunde Salawudeen, who duped 101, prospective tenants of N28million, at 59 Oriola, in Alapere Ketu area of Lagos, to 1230 years imprisonment.

Three men sentenced to death for armed robbery, rape

An Abeokuta High Court on Thursday sentenced three men to death by hanging for armed robbery, conspiracy and rape.

A fourth accused, Oguntolu Oludare, got 10 years imprisonment for receiving stolen goods.

The judge, Adetokunbo Majekodumi, sentenced Abdulrasak Moshood, Sakiru Osunmuyiwa and Azeez Olonade to death.

My husband smells my underwear whenever I get home – Woman tells court

An Ikorodu Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday dissolved a 30-year-marriage over alleged promiscuity.

The court terminated the union after the petitioner, Mr. Gbeminiyi Adeyiga, 88, had insisted that he would no longer condone the infidelity of his wife, Sekinat.

Adeyiga had pleaded with the court to dissolve the marriage forthwith, citing his wife’s unbridled promiscuity, lack of care and battery.

FA: Pep Guardiola fined £20,000 for ignoring warnings over yellow ribbon

Pep Guardiola’s ‘defiance’ in continually wearing a yellow ribbon is the reason why he was fined £20,000, according to the written reasons published by the Football Association.

In addition to the fine, Guardiola was warned about his future conduct after repeated warnings about wearing the ribbon, which an Independent Commission concluded ‘clearly symbolised a political message’.

32 Killed In Kogi By Suspected ‘Herdsmen’ – Senator

The person representing Kogi East in the Senate, Atai Aidoko, has reported an onslaught by suspected ‘Fulani herdsmen’ which, he said, claimed 32 lives in two local governments in Kogi State to the Senate.

Mr. Aidoko said 20 people were killed in Dekina Local Government Area, 12 in Omala while another five were maimed in the two areas.

President Buhari inaugurates N50bn Sugar factory in Niger

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday opened the N50bn Sunti Golden Sugar Estate in Mokwa Local Government Area of Niger State.

Addressing guests at the inauguration, Buhari called on private investors in the country to partner with the government in creating investment opportunities.

We won’t address Fayemi as ‘honourable minister,’ Reps vow

The House of Representatives resolved on Thursday that having passed a vote of no confidence in the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, it would no longer accord him the recognition of addressing him as ‘honorable minister.”

The lawmakers also noted that in other climes, passing a vote of no confidence in a minister was enough grounds for the President to sack him, adding that the House did not need to stress it.

Senate decries killings in the country

The Senate on Thursday decried spate of violence in the country and urged the Federal Government to deploy security agencies to Kogi to forestall alleged killing of people by suspected herdsmen.

Specifically, the upper chamber said that the security machinery should be sent to Omale and Dekina Local Government Areas in the state.

Reps order probe into N20trn unremitted stamp duties

The House of Representatives has ordered an investigation into the N20tn said to have been collected as stamp duty between April 2013 and March 2017, but which was not remitted to the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation.

The House said the money was held by the receiving banks, which had failed to remit it through the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System.

Chief Justice Sacked Over Birth Date Forgery

Nepal has sacked its controversial chief justice Gopal Parajuli following accusation that he faked his date of birth to remain in office.

According to media reports, Parajuli apparently turned 65 several months ago.

Parajuli, who succeeded Nepal’s first female chief justice eight month ago, accused the country’s leading newspaper of contempt of court in February after the daily published a report detailing a birth date discrepancy in his academic records.

Man impregnates his 14 years old daughter in Ikotun, arrested

A 40-year old man, Dominic Johnson, has been arrested for impregnating his 14-year old daughter.
The incident happened at Onitire Avenue in Abaranje area of Ikotun, Lagos.

The daughter has now given birth to a girl and they were brought before the Ikeja Magistrates court when Johnson was arraigned on Wednesday.

Man, 88, divorces wife, 55, after 30-year marriage, alleges infidelity

An Ikorodu Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday dissolved a 30-year marriage over alleged promiscuity.
 The court terminated the union when the petitioner, 88-year-old Mr. Gbeminiyi Adeyiga, insisted that he would no longer condone the infidelity of his wife, Sekinat.

I will do anything to leave Nigeria – Stowaway says

A Nigerian stowaway has stated that he would do anything to travel out of the country. This is coming after operatives of the Nigeria Immigration service arrested nine Nigerian youths and a national of Niger Republic on board two Europe-bound vessels.

The Comptroller, Nigeria Immigration Service, Lagos Seaports and Marine Command, Modupe Anyalechi, said five of the suspects were discovered on Sunday inside the rudder truck of MV MSC PAOLA by some immigration officers who rummaged the vessel at fairway buoy, around six nautical miles to finger jetty, Apapa Port.

Landlords in Ekiti protest against electricity ‘crazy bills’

Landlords in Ekiti protest against electricity 'crazy bills' lailasnews 2

Landlords across the Ekiti State capital, Ado Ekiti have protested against what they consider as exorbitant bills being allocated to them by the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC)

Acting under the aegis of Ado Ekiti Landlords and Ladies Electricity Consumers Association of Nigeria (ALLECA), the protesters took over Ado-Ikere Road, accusing the distribution company (DISCO) of ripping them off.

NJC sacks suspended Abia CJs, to probe Supreme Court judge, others

The National Judicial Council said on Thursday that it had recommended the earlier suspended Chief Judge of Abia State, Justice Theresa Uzokwe, and Justice Obisike Oji, who had a brief stint as the Acting Chief Judge of the state for compulsory retirement.

The NJC also said in a statement by its Director, Information, Mr. Soji Oye, that it had set up committees to probe an unnamed Justice of the Supreme Court and Chief Judges of two states.

Death Penalty For Cultists And Kidnappers In Rivers As Wike Signs 3 Bills Into Law

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has signed three bills into law, the laws are: The Rivers State Secret Cult and Similar Activities (Prohibition) (Amendment) law No.6 of 2018, Rivers State Kidnapping (Prohibition) (Amendment No.2) law No.7 of 2018, And the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Law No.8.

Factory Worker ‘Rapes’ Colleague At Knife-Point

The Police in Lagos yesterday arraigned a 21-year-old factory worker, Timothy Nwaokema, at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping his co-worker at knife-point.

The accused is standing trial before Magistrate B.O Osunsanya, on a charge of rape, to which he pleaded ‘not guilty’.

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta considering move to China

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta revealed he has an offer to move to China and will make a decision on his future before the end of April.

The 33-year-old came through the youth system at Barca, has made over 400 appearances for the club and signed a “lifetime contract” with the club in October.

Nigeria retains 52nd position in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria retained her previous 52 nd position in the world and seventh in Africa in the March FIFA/ Coca-Cola World rankings released on Thursday.

Nigeria had 609 points , two points below Cameroon that is 51st in the world.

President Buhari’s visit renewed our hopes – Dapchi parents

Some parents of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Dapchi had given them more assurance of rescuing the girls safely.

Malam Bashir Manzo, Chairman of the Abducted Girls Parents Association, in Dapchi that the visit was a true sympathy full of assurances to the parents.

Court Restraining On Electoral Act Amendment: Senate To Write CJN To Respect Principle Of Separation Of Powers

Some parents of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Dapchi had given them more assurance of rescuing the girls safely.

Malam Bashir Manzo, Chairman of the Abducted Girls Parents Association, in Dapchi that the visit was a true sympathy full of assurances to the parents.

If Iran Gets Nuclear Bomb, Saudi Arabia Will Follow Suit, Says Crown Prince

Likening Iran’s leader to Hitler, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince warns in a US television interview that if Tehran gets a nuclear weapon, his country will follow suit.

Niger Delta Group Rejects Gen Boroh's Sack, Ask President Buhari to Caution NSA

An advocacy group, the Niger Delta Youths Movement (NDYM) has reacted to the sack of the former Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Program, Brigadier General Paul Boroh Rtd.

The group in a statement signed by its Spokesman,  Comrade Ebitare Pere said they are not satisfied with the way Gen Boroh was sacked; siting what they described as "procedural loopholes" in the sack.

My husband smells my underwear whenever I get home - woman tells court

An Ikorodu Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday dissolved a 30-year-marriage over alleged promiscuity.
The court terminated the union after the petitioner, Mr. Gbeminiyi Adeyiga, 88, had insisted that he would no longer condone the infidelity of his wife, Sekinat.
Adeyiga had pleaded with the court to dissolve the marriage forthwith, citing his wife’s unbridled promiscuity, lack of care and battery.

Emirates crew member jumps out of plane

One of the crew members of an Emirates Airlines aircraft due to depart Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport has sustained life-threatening injuries after jumping off the emergency door.

The Flight – EK 730 had just delivered passengers to Entebbe on Wednesday and was preparing to load others passengers for Dubai when the incident happened.

NERC to enforce new metering rule from April

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission will on April 3, 2018 commence the enforcement of its recently unveiled Meter Asset Provider Regulations, 2018, a policy that seeks to bridge the widening metering gap in the electricity supply industry.

It was gathered that the country’s metering gap had increased to about 4.74 million, as power consumers welcomed the new policy, describing it as a panacea for meter unavailability.

UK, US, France, Germany Condemn Spy Attack In Rare Joint Statement

The leaders of the United States, France, Germany and Britain say they are united in blaming Russia for a nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal.

In a rare joint statement, US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May say “there is no plausible alternative explanation” to Russian responsibility in the March 4 attack in England.

GTB posts N200b profit, to pay N79.5b dividend

Nigeria’s most capitalised financial institution and leading tier one commercial bank- Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) Plc recorded a pre-tax profit of N200 billion in 2017, prompting the board of the bank to recommend distribution of N79.5 billion as cash dividend to shareholders.

50 Cent’s ‘Power’ renewed for sixth season

‘Power’, the hit television show produced by Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, has been renewed for a sixth season.
Carmi Zlotnik, Starz president of programming, confirmed the renewal of the show.
“As Power wraps production on season five, we want to acknowledge and thank our spectacular Power team for producing another great season,” he said.

‘We’ll retaliate’ — Russia threatens Britain over expulsion of diplomats

Russian government, through its foreign ministry, has accused the British government of using one-sided and non-transparent methods to investigate the attempted murder of Sergei Skipal, a former Russian spy and has threatened to retaliate.

Britain had earlier expelled 23 Russian diplomats from the UK.

Nigerians are getting happier — according to world happiness index

Nigerians are happier than they were between 2014 and 2016, according to the World Happiness Report released by the United Nations on Wednesday.
The World Happiness Report measures “subjective well-being” – how happy the people are, and why.
The UN agency had ranked Nigerians the 95th happiest people in the world in 2017, based on its statistics gathered between 2014 and 2016.

Google pulls down 3.2b violating adverts, pays publishers $12.6 billion

Search giant, Google pulled down 3.2 billion adverts that violated its advertising and publishers policies in 2017, in Nigeria and other part of the world. The firm said it paid publishers $12.6 billion in the year under review.

According to Google, that was more than 100 bad adverts per second! By this move, the technology company said it was able to block the majority of bad adverts experiences, like malvertising and phishing scams, before the scams impacted people. Google said it took specific actions against violating adverts involved in scraping; tabloid cloaking; malicious activity; malware and trick to click formats.

Woman who shot boyfriend dead to make viral video jailed 6 months

Monalisa Perez, pictured in a booking photo, fatally shot her boyfriend with a high-powered handgun in a video stunt the couple hoped would go viral

A judge in the US state of Minnesota sentenced a YouTube prankster to six months in prison Wednesday for fatally shooting her boyfriend in a botched video stunt they hoped would go viral.
Monalisa Perez, a 20-year-old mother of two children, believed her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz would be shielded by a thick book as she shot him at close range last June in front of onlookers.

Suicide Bombers Struck Maiduguri AGAIN

Scores of people are feared dead, following a suicide bomb attack and multiple explosions in Maiduguri LAST NIGHT. A member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) told SaharaReporters that the explosions occurred at about 8.33pm in Allahkanti behind Giwa barracks area of the Borno State capital.

Roberto Carlos to visit Nigeria for Real Madrid Foundation inauguration

Former Real Madrid and Brazil left full-back Roberto Carlos will visit Nigeria on March 28 to launch the Real Madrid Foundation Football Clinics for schools.

Yomi Umar, Head of the Real Madrid Foundation Football School and Clinics, Nigeria, disclosed this during a visit to the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, on Wednesday in Abuja.

Mikel, Iwobi, Onazi among seven important Eagles World Cup stars

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has listed seven important and experienced players he plans to name on the 23-man roster for the World Cup, reports

Of the seven players, the German tactician mentioned, five, including Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, William Troost-Ekong and Ahmed Musa, are currently playing for or have represented English clubs.

Photos: Muslim groups protest National Assembly’s decision to stop public hearing on Hijab-wearing law school graduate, Amasa Firdus

A coalition of Muslim organizations, yesterday staged a protest at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, over the decision of House of Representatives Committee on Justice and Judiciary to cancel a public hearing on the hijab controversy between the Nigerian Law School and Miss Amasa Firdus, the Law School graduate who was sent out of the call to bar ceremony in December last year because she refused to take off her Hijab.

The House committee cancelled the public hearing following an injunction it received from a high court directing it to stay action.

The public hearing, which was scheduled to hold  at Room 236 of the House of Representatives Wing, was cancelled immediately after the Chairman of the Committee, Rasak Atunwa, announced that the Committee had received an interlocutory injunction from a High Court restraining it from proceeding with the hearing.

Man gets stuck inside married woman, loses manhood

A Zimbabwean man, who got stuck inside a married woman he was having sex with, has been buried without his manhood.

According to reports, the couple died five days after the man’s penis got stuck inside the woman’s vagina.

Residents panic as hoodlums kill UNILAG worker, undergraduate

Residents of Abule Ijesha community, Yaba, Lagos State, say the neighbourhood is not safe until the police arrest hoodlums who killed a senior member of staff of the University of Lagos, Akoka, and a final year student of the institution.

They claimed that the mastermind of the crime was a drug dealer known to the police and demanded that he and his accomplices be apprehended and prosecuted.

Some Manchester United players ‘were hiding’ against Sevilla - Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku has said some of his Manchester United teammate “were hiding” after the Champions League round-of-16 second leg defeat to Sevilla because of the disappointment.
The 2-1 loss at Old Trafford knocked United out of the competition, and the Belgian striker, who scored his side’s only goal, added that not enough was done to ensure their progression to the quarterfinals.

18-Year Old Commits Suicide Over UTME Score

A university admission-seeker simply identified as Loveth has reportedly committed suicide in Ekiugbo, Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.

Loveth, who was said to be displeased with the 163 mark she garnered in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), was found dead at her home yesterday morning.

8 APC govs gag National Assembly over elections sequence bill – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ‎has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has constituted eight governors to gag the National Assembly not to veto President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to assent to the amended Electoral Act by the National Assembly.
The party also said Nigerians will resist any attempt by the APC to rig the 2019 general elections because the party has failed woefully.

Gun-carrying club owner faces disciplinary charges as FIFA arrives

PAOK Salonika president Ivan Savvides on Wednesday faced disciplinary charges that could lead to a lengthy stadium ban and a points deduction for his team.

He had stormed onto the pitch with what appeared to be a handgun on his waist.

Tanzania’s Former Leader Shows The ‘Beauty Of Life After Presidency’

Tanzania’s former president, Jakaya Kikwete is enjoying his retirement and is letting other Heads of State reluctant to leave power know that there’s a life after leaving office.

Kikwete recently posted pictures of the simplicity of life after the Presidency.

‘This Type Of Player, Lionel Messi Is Born In 50 Years’, Says Chelsea Coach After Champions League Exit

Lionel Messi was praised by Antonio Conte after punishing Chelsea’s mistakes to send Barcelona through to the Champions League quarter-finals. Conte took the opportunity to compliment Messi in person after the Argentina playmaker scored twice and made another for Ousmane Dembele in a 3-0 win which secured a 4-1 aggregate success for Barca.

“When you have the opportunity to make a great compliment to Messi at the end of the game, I think it’s right,” Conte said.

Photos: LAG Buses, Evacuation Trucks, Goods Worth Millions, All Destroyed By Olusosun Sudden Fire

At Least ten Lagos State LAGBUS vehicles, four refuse evacuation trucks and millions of naira worth of goods stored in warehouses around Olusosun dump site in Ojota, Lagos has been destroyed in a sudden outbreak of fire that occured yesterday. Many motorists and commuters in the area were also affected as they were held in traffic as thick smoke billowed into the sky from the landfill. More photos...

Soldiers arrest 7 people as villagers and herdsmen clash in Plateau state

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Troops of 3 Division Garrison Jos Plateau State arrested 7 suspects and recovered weapons in the clash between Miango community and herdsmen at Rafiki Village on Wednesday 14 March 2018. The troops responded to distress calls to the clash reported by locals.

As troops moved in to settle the dispute, the herdsmen opened fire on troops convoy. 2 soldiers paid the supreme price. 7 suspects were arrested in connection with the clashes. While conducting a search, troops discovered 23 dead bodies at Mararaba Dare shortly before Rafiki Village and many civilians were wounded.