Saturday, 17 March 2018

Former commissioner docked for alleged land racketeering in Kano

The Kano State High Court on Friday rejected the no-case submission by a former commissioner of land in Ganduje’s administration, Farouk Bibi, accused of selling a plot of land belonging to a former minister of the FCT, Jeremiah Useni, to one Baba Sharu.

The defence counsel, A.T. Kehinde, argued that, the evidence presented by prosecution was not enough to warrant the charge against the accused.

Pastor seeks divorce from third wife

A pastor in an unnamed church, Mr Paul Dawodu, has asked an Ikorodu Customary Court in Lagos State to dissolve his 18-year-old marriage with his wife, Adijat, over her abusive behaviour.

The petitioner on Wednesday sought the dissolution of the marriage on grounds that his wife was quarrelsome and usually abused people verbally.

Davido Performs At Fatima Dangote's Wedding

DMW boss, Davido was one of the celebrities that honoured Dangote’s special invitations to his daughters wedding, the singer made it known in an Instagram post that he will be performing at the wedding of the daughter to Africa’s Richest Man in Kano and then he will be taking a flight straight to Duala, Cameroon to continue his 30billiongang tour.

Pogba vs Jose Mourinho duel must end – Emmanuel Petit

Emmanuel Petit, former Arsenal midfielder has advised Manchester United’s Paul Pogba to quit “sulking” and making his circumstance a with manager Jose Mourinho a duel.

Paul Pogba has been on the bench for six games going, including the two legs of the Champions League exit to Sevilla.

Ade Lawyer: I’ve killed over 100 people, alleged assassin confesses

39-year-old Adeola Williams, popularly known as Ade Lawyer, who is a father of three from Ijebu Igbo in Ogun State, was recently arrested by the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team over the killing of one Ganiyu Ayinla, aka Pinero, who was the personal assistant to Azeez Adekunle Lawal, the National Union of Road Transport Workers chairman in Idumota, Lagos. The incident took place on January 23.

While giving account of his activities, he said, “Assassination has been the source of my livelihood for more than a decade now and I know I have taken many lives that I can’t even count but God knows I am a new person now.

800 APC members defect to PDP in Kwara

No fewer than 800 members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State have defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
NAN reports that Mr Iyiola Oyedepo, the Chairman of PDP in the state, received the defectors in Ilorin on Friday during the visit of executive members of the party in the North Central Zone.

Rojo signs Man Utd contract extension

Manchester United have confirmed Marcos Rojo has signed a contract extension that will see him tied to the club until at least 2021.

The Argentina international’s deal with the Red Devils was set to expire in June 2019, and his struggle to land a regular spot in Jose Mourinho’s starting XI amid recent injury problems has seen him linked to other clubs, with Paris Saint-Germain reportedly interested in the 27-year-old.

Jurgen Klopp: Adam Lallana still ‘top three or four players of England’

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Adam Lallana is ready to do a job for England at this summer’s World Cup.

The 29-year-old has managed just 12 appearances this season after a ruptured thigh muscle delayed his return until November and then two setbacks with the injury sidelined him further.

Lallana has managed to complete just one full game so far — the goalless Champions League dead rubber against Porto — although he did play for 86 minutes in the win over Burnley on New Year’s Day.

President Buhari: I may come back to Benue for campaign

President Muhammadu Buhari says he might return to Benue state to campaign, ahead of the 2019 presidential election.

He said this on Monday while meeting with Benue stakeholders in Markurdi, the state capital.

Buhari, who was in the state as part of his tour to troubled spots across the country, was reacting to a “shopping list” by some stakeholders.

Man arrested for impregnating 14-year-old daughter

A 40-year-old man, Dominic Johnson, has been arrested and arraigned for defiling his 14-year old daughter and impregnating her.

The incident occurred at Onitire Avenue in Abaranje area of Ikotun, Lagos State, where they resided.

It was reported that the victim had been delivered of a baby girl when they were brought before the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court where Johnson was arraigned on Wednesday.

Catholic assembly supports anti-open grazing laws, ranching

The General Assembly of the Catholic Diocese of Jalingo has called on the Federal Government to do more to bring the protracted herdsmen and farmers’ clashes to an end.

The Catholic Diocese had made the call in a communiqué issued at the end of its 18th General Assembly held at St. Charles Borromeo Pastoral Centre, Jalingo, and signed by the Bishop of the Diocese, The Most Reverend Charles Hammawa, and Chancellor, Very Reverend Fr. Anthony Nzinang, in which it condemned the level of insecurity in the country.

Rivals clash as Sierra Leone poll runoff looms

Rival supporters clashed in Freetown on Saturday after early results from Sierre Leone’s presidential election indicated a runoff would be needed with no candidate set to secure the 55% required to win outright.

With incumbent Ernest Bai Koroma standing down after two terms, his All Peoples Congress (APC) candidate Samura Kamara was just leading Julius Maada Bio of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), based on 25% of returns from the National Electoral Commission (NEC).

Suspected herdsmen behead man, burn houses in Plateau

Despite the imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew, a man identified as Joseph Alli, 23, has been killed and beheaded by suspected Fulani herdsmen during a fresh attack on Rotsu village, Miango District in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The assailants were said to have helped themselves to the food the victim was about to eat and also taken his head away. Thereafter, the assailants were said to have set many houses ablaze.

Drake sets new streaming record in video games

Hip-hop superstar Drake has set a new record in streaming — this time in video games.

The most streamed artist on Spotify, whose latest hit “God’s Plan” has spent the last seven weeks at number one on the US singles chart, made waves this week when he joined the streaming video-game platform Twitch.

His livestream — on which he joined the shoot-’em’-up adventure “Fortnite” with players including video-game star Ninja — drew 628,000 viewers, Twitch said, far outpacing the previous record of 388,000.

15 killed in Kenya floods, scores of families displaced

Kenyan officials said Friday that at least 15 people have drowned and scores of families have been displaced across the East African nation during two days of heavy rainfall that caused flooding in urban and rural areas.

The deaths happened as flood and river waters swept through Kenyan towns that had experienced drought months earlier, officials said. Kenya declared the drought a national disaster that put thousands of people at risk of starvation last year.

Report: Emmerson Mnangagwa sacks dozens of Robert Mugabe workers

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has sacked dozens of workers paid by the government to work on Robert Mugabe’s private properties in another setback for the former Zimbabwean president, a newspaper said Friday.

Those affected were working at Mugabe’s rural homestead in Zvimba and his Highfield farm, west of Harare.

Former South African President, Jacob Zuma to be prosecuted on 16 charges of corruption

Former South African President, Jacob Zuma to be prosecuted on 16 charges of corruption lailasnews

Former South African President, Jacob Zuma, who resigned over corruption charges leveled against him, will be prosecuted on 16 charges of corruption according to the Director of South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority.

Noting the “long history” of the reinstated charges against Zuma, Shaun Abrahams, head of the National Prosecuting Authority, said charges which were thrown out by prosecutors nearly a decade ago in a contentious decision that opened the way for him to become president, will be reopened. The charges relate to an arms deal in the 1990s, when Jacob Zuma was deputy president.

How I escaped after Evans kidnapped me for 88 days– Victim

How I escaped after Evans kidnapped me for 88 days– Victim lailasnews

One of the victims of suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a Evans, Chief Donatus Duru who appeared before Justice Hakeem Oshodi, disclosed how he escaped after spending 88 days in the kidnappers’ den located somewhere in Igando, Lagos, shortly after he was led into the court by the Director Public Prosecution (DPP), Ms Titi Shitta-Bey.

According to Chief Donatus Duru, his escape came after he overheard his abductors, discussing what should be done to him.

Tunji Balogun files for divorce from Tiwa Savage (New details)

Tunji Balogun aka Tee Billz, has filed for divorce from Tiwa Savage, TheCable reports.

According to TheCable, as opposed to reports suggesting that Tiwa filed for divorce, Tunji actually took the step towards ending their marriage. 

Wike appoints Chukwuma as neighbourhood watch boss

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has approved the appointment of Dr. Uche Chukwuma as the Acting Director General of the Neighborhood Safety Agency.Dr. Chukwuma, who retired as an Assistant Commissioner of Police, holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree and is a seasoned security professional.

It will be recalled that the Rivers State Governor gave his assent to the Neighborhood Safety Corps Law No.8 of 2018 passed by the Rivers State House of Assembly on Thursday.

Side Chick Destroys Boyfriend’s Laptop, TV, Shoes After Finding Out About Main Chick

“Hell hath no fury like a lover’s scorn” or “hell hath no fury like a woman’s scorn”… The word lady and lover can be interchanged successfully annd would still translate to the situation this man found himself right now.

According to a Twitter User, @Senor_Sibisi, a lady who apparently was the side chick decided to wreck some havoc on her boyfriend’s property after she discovered her status as the side chick…

Kukah berates El-Rufai over comments against Southern Kaduna christian clerics

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah, yesterday berated Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai, for accusing Southern Kaduna Christian clerics of using the killings of its natives by armed herdsmen to receive financial support from churches overseas.

Kukah challenged el-Rufai at the funeral mass of the late Reverend Joseph Danlami Bagobiri, who was the Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan and attended by former President Goodluck Jonathan, who was represented by former Chairman, Nigeria Christians Pilgrims Board, Kennedy Opara and Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF).Kukah strongly condemned Governor El-Rufai over his handling of the Southern Kaduna crisis.

Venus Williams hits Indian wells semifinals

Venus Williams registered a straight-set win over Carla Suarez Navarro to reach the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in California.The seven-time Grand Slam champion won 6-3 6-2 in just 71 minutes.

NSCDC arrests school teacher for writing JAMB for his brother in Abuja

Timothy Samuel, a school teacher has been arrested by officers of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in the Gwagwalada area of Abuja for impersonating his sibling, Samson Samuel, in the ongoing 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

Gambia Will Collapse Without Nigerian Professionals – Gambia Vice President

The Vice-President of The Gambia, Mrs Fatoumata Tambajang, has said that The Gambia would ‘collapse’ if Nigerian professionals in the country withdraw their services or leave the country.

Tambajang made the remark at a dinner organised for the Nigerian delegation to the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women at the Nigeria House, New York, on Thursday night.