Friday, 16 March 2018

Man Gets His Head Stuck Inside Cinema Seat While Watching Movie

According to a report by The Sun UK, a man's head was crushed in a freak accident involving an electronic VIP seat at a cinema in Birmingham — leaving him with "serious injuries".

The movie-goer is said to have become trapped by moving a footrest at the Vue Cinema in Star City while a movie was showing.

Commotion As Aero Contractor Plane With Faulty Gear Makes Emergency Landing In Sokoto

It has been reported that an Aero Contractors airline flight operated with Boeing 737/500 aircraft made an emergency landing in Sultan Abubakar III Airport in Sokoto due to a faulty landing gear on Wednesday.
According to SaharaReporters, the commercial aircraft which was en route to Abuja from Sokoto struggled to make a detour back to Sokoto airport some minutes after take off to the panic of the passengers and the crew.

Many Feared Dead As Yoruba And Hausa Youths Clash In Lagos

Some persons were feared killed as Yoruba and Hausa youths clashed at Gida Panli, Kotomola, in the Ojota New Garage area of Lagos State, according to a report by Punch.
The sad incident took place on Thursday after a Hausa youth reportedly beat up his Yoruba counterpart over a misunderstanding.

Jega Reveals Nigeria's Biggest Problem

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has said that leadership is the major problem of Nigeria.
Jega at a leadership summit organised by Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, on Thursday in Abuja blamed leaders of the country for the erosion of national core values.

Actress Queen Nwokoye Reacts To Controversial Nollywood Version Of Black Panther

As Nigerians are expecting to see a Nollywood version of Black Panther, since the nation's movie industry is known for duplicating Hollywood movies without a little bit of originality, the poster of a Nigerian version of Hollywood blockbuster movie, "Black Panther", has emerged online.
The film poster making the rounds online shows Nollywood actress, Queen Nwokoye, as well as some other stars featured in the Nollywood version of the American movie titled "Wakanda Forever."

Former Arsenal Player, Francis Coquelin Suffers Major Injury In Spain

Francis Coquelin will miss the rest of the season after the Valencia midfielder tore his Achilles during training.
Coquelin will require surgery on his right leg having sustained the injury during Friday's session, the club confirmed.

Residents Panic As Mysterious Fire Destroys Warehouse, N1billion Goods In Lagos

According to a report by Daily Sun, a mysterious fire recently consumed goods worth over N1 billion at the Summit Warehouse on 36, Alaba International Market Road, Ojo, Lagos.
It was an incident that brought sadness to the management and hundreds of employees of Ralph-C Electronics Limited as well as other companies using the warehouse.

Meet The World's Biggest Puppy That Is Taller Than An Average Human (Photos)

A nine-month-old dog named, Euphrates has been named as the world’s biggest puppy. The puppy weighs a whopping 12st (180lb) and stands at a staggering six feet tall - taller than some humans.
According to The Sun UK, Euphrates was bred to resemble a gigantic prehistoric monster dog. She eats eight cups of a dog food a day and prefers to play with a four by four piece of fence post than a squeaky toy.

Pavel Nedved: Juventus can cause Real Madrid trouble

Pavel Nedved believes last season’s final will count for nothing when Juventus face familiar foes Real Madrid in the last eight of the Champions League.

The two European giants were drawn against each other on Friday in Nyon, setting up a repeat of the 2017 showpiece in Cardiff.

Injured Maria Sharapova withdraws from Miami Open

Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from next week’s Miami Open after suffering an injury to her left forearm, organisers announced on Friday.

The five-time Grand Slam champion has been replaced in the main draw for the Florida showpiece by American Jennifer Brady, a statement said.

Nwankwo Kanu’s wife begins ‘healthy lifestyle’ campaign for women

Amara Kanu, fitness coach and wife of ex-football superstar Kanu Nwankwo, is set to begin a ‘Healthy Lifestyle’ forum for women.

The 31-year healthy living expert and author, disclosed this on her IG page, adding that the initiative was to equip women to better balance their roles as wives, mothers and builders.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma faces corruption trial

South Africa’s former President, Jacob Zuma, is to face prosecution for 18 charges of corruption, the director of public prosecutions has confirmed.

They include more than 700 counts of fraud, racketeering and money laundering. He denies the charges.

Mr Zuma, 75, was forced to resign as president last month by his party, the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

Teacher Arrested While Writing JAMB For Brother

As the conduct of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, inches towards end on Saturday, a primary school teacher, Timothy Samson, has been arrested while impersonating his brother.

Mr Samuel Timothy, a 30 year old teacher, was picked up after the Eagle eyes of security personnel from the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, and some personnel of JAMB detected that he was not a candidate of the examination he was writing at the Air Mass Computer Institute, in Madalla, Niger State.

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata left out of Spain squad

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has not made the Spain squad for this month’s friendlies against Germany and Argentina.

The 25-year-old, who moved from Real Madrid in the summer for £75m, has not scored for Chelsea in 2018 and has started the Blues’ last three matches on the bench.

Iraqi asylum seeker guilty of London Tube bombing

An 18-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker was on Friday found guilty of attempted murder over the botched bombing of a rush-hour London Underground train that injured 30 people.

“The prosecution argued that Ahmed Hassan made this homemade bomb with the aim of indiscriminately killing as many people as possible. The jury has agreed,” said Sue Hemming from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) after the verdict at London’s Old Bailey.

Man in court for allegedly stealing microphones, speakers in churches

An unemployed man, Peter Adeoye, 28, who allegedly stole microphones and speakers valued at N325, 000 from two churches, on Friday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Adeoye, who resides at No.1, Alade St., Iba new site, Igando, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, burglary and stealing.

Appeal Court okays Senator Melaye’s recall process

The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal has okayed the reccall process of Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West senatorial District of Kogi state.

The court in its judgement in the appeal ordered the Indpendeent National Electoral Commission to commence the reecall process of the senator.

ANC: Jacob Zuma innocent until proven guilty

The ANC on Friday said it noted the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) decision to reinstate charges against former president Jacob Zuma but highlighted that he was innocent until proven guilty.

“Accordingly we call on South Africans at large to afford the NPA space to conduct its work unhindered‚ we continue to assert the inalienable right of all in our country‚ including Comrade Jacob Zuma‚ to be presumed innocent until and if proven guilty‚” said ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe.

Buhari jittery about herdsmen but declared IPOB terrorists – Soyinka explodes

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly treating killer herdsmen with kid gloves.

Soyinka, while speaking at the Ripples Nigeria Dialogue in Lagos, on Thursday, charged the president to declare herdsmen terrorists.
“We expect the president to have the courage to declare such monsters as terrorists and enemies of humanity with the same dispatch in which he declared the far less violent, albeit, disruptive IPOB terrorists. We expect a culture of even-handedness”, he said.

President Buhari Attends Fatima Dangote's Wedding In Kano (PHOTOS)

All road leads to Kano today 16th of March as President Muhammad Buhari attends wedding ceremony between Jamil Abubakar, son of former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Dikko Abubakar and Fatima Aliko Dangote, daughter of the African richest man and business mogul Alhaji Aliko Dangote.

Church Pastor Arrested For Fake Prophecy, Taking Member's SUV And N20k By Tricks (Photos)

Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force have apprehended Apostle Kingsley Abiekunogho, the founder of God is Able Mega Fire Ministry in Opolo, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, for alleged fake prophecy and obtaining by tricks.
According to PUNCH Metro, security operatives arraigned the cleric before a Magistrate’s Court sitting in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital on Wednesday which was presided over by Magistrate Eke Spiff.

Bride to be flees with $287k meant for wedding

Bride to be flees with $287k meant for wedding lailasnews

A bride to be, identified as Yu Qing Weng, has been dragged to court by her jilted groom, Jin Dong of Manhattan, who according to the lawsuit, she “inducted to marry her … without any intention of keeping her promise in order to obtain the money and jewelry”. 

In the lawsuit filed on Wednesday, Jin Dong accused the Brooklyn woman of stealing $287,033 in cash gifts, jewelry and costs linked to their pre-wedding reception, and moving out of their home in August 2017 without getting married to him.

Toys 'R' US To File For Bankruptcy

Toys “R” Us Inc., the ultimate toyland for baby boomers and their kids, is going out of business after a failed rescue effort, unable to recover from intense competition and crushing debts.

Ex-Police Chief Arebamen Dies In His Sleep

A former Lagos State Police Commissioner Young Arebamen is dead. Arebamen died in his sleep on Wednesday at his Ikoyi, Lagos home after a brief illness.

The late police chief’s first son, Ose confirmed his death saying, “My father died in his sleep. He was sick briefly and was recuperating before he died. He passed on on March 14, around 10 p.m.

Two Bombers Die In Failed Borno Attack

Two suicide bombers died on Wednesday as they tried to infiltrate Alikaramti, near Giwa barracks in Maiduguri, Borno State

A statement by the police spokesman, Joseph Kwaji, said the bombers were intercepted by security operatives.

President Buhari Meets National Assembly Executives In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari met with President of the Senate Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Speaker Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, Majority Leader of House of Representatives Hon Femi Gajabiamila and others after the meeting with the Leadership of National Assembly held at the Presidential Villa Abuja Thursday night.

Over 18 Cows Dead As ”Witch” Lightening Strikes On A Farmland.

According to reports, over 18 cows have been left dead after lightening struck a farmland in Itezhi-tezhi district of Southern Province of Zambia.  Sources in the area told Zambian Watch that this is believed to have been an act of juju, arising from jealousy among neighbors after the affected farmer was noticed grooming a healthy herd.

Osun Monarch Urges Residents Molested By SARS To Report To His Palace

Read the press statement below;

SARS: Attention from the Palace of Oluwo

If you have been unjustly billed by the operatives of State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), you are directed to report to the palace of Oluwo of Iwoland, HIM Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi for justification.

People Will Stop Shouting Over What Senators Earn If I Reveal What Governors Earn - Peter Obi

While speaking as a panelist at The Dialogue organised by Ripples Centre for Data and Investigative Journalism in Lagos on Thursday, former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, said that what governors earn in Nigeria is immoderate.

According to TheCable, the influential politician told the audience that if he revealed how much a Nigerian governor earns, the outrage would be hotter than what trailed the N13.5 million monthly pay of senators.

Buhari Failed In Areas We Expected Him To Act During His Visit - Benue Government

Governor Samuel Ortom's spokesman, Tahaz Agerzua has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state did not give hope to the people. He made this known while speaking in an interview on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television.

Agerzua said Buhari failed to address the true situation on ground. Buhari visited the state on Monday, over two months after the new year attack by herdsmen which claimed over 80 lives.

Lagos Govt To Shut Down Schools Indicted For Exam Malpractice

The Lagos State Government has reached an agreement with private school proprietors to shut down any school indicted by the West Africa Examination Council, WAEC for examination malpractice.
The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Idiat Adebule while meeting with the private school proprietors said that some private schools in the state were serial offenders as their names appeared in WAEC list of schools that encourage examination malpractices for three consecutive years.

Police: Why we’ve not arraigned housemaid who attempted to kill her boss

The police are yet to arraign the housemaid who allegedly attempted to kill her boss, 10 days after the attack at her residence in Ejigbo area of Lagos.

Detectives at State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos they were monitoring the victim’s health status before laying charges against the suspect.

Russia to expel British diplomats

Russia’s foreign minister says the country will expel British diplomats “soon” as it moves to match the UK’s aggressive stance.

Sergei Lavrov told Russian media the expulsions would “definitely” happen.

The announcement follows suit with the UK, with Prime Minister Theresa May having confirmed yesterday that 23 Russian envoys would be made to leave Britain within a week.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe calls his ouster a “disgrace”

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has given his first interview since being forced from power in November, describing his removal as a “coup” and a “disgrace.”

Mugabe, 94, told South African broadcaster SABC in the broadcast aired Thursday that he was pushed out by the military, which staged a takeover that led to Mugabe’s resignation after 37 years in power. He says “it was a coup,” adding “we must undo this disgrace.”

Photos: Man Horrified After Discovering 15ft Python In Wall Of His House

Somchai Subdang, 45, was watching TV when the horrifying incident occurred.

The man put his ear to the wall to investigate further, and was terrified after hearing a hissing sound coming from within.

Keystone Bank Partners NIPOST, Launches Agency Banking

Keystone Nipost

One of Nigeria’s most reliable financial institutions, Keystone Bank Limited has launched ‘KeyServ’ (An Agency Banking Proposition) to serve customers outside its conventional brick & Mortar mode of banking.

The initiative in partnership with the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) and i-OneC (A FinTech Firm) is in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Financial System Strategy (FSS2020) goals to increase Financial Inclusion uptake in Nigeria.