Monday, 19 March 2018

Pope Francis: Men who frequent prostitutes are ‘sick criminals’

Pope Francis has said that men who frequent prostitutes are criminals with a “sick mentality” who think that women exist to be exploited.

“This isn’t making love. This is torturing a woman. Let’s not confuse the terms,” Pope insisted on Monday.

Man chased by police blows self up

A Tunisian man “blew himself up” on Monday as he was being chased by police in the southern region of Ben Guerdane, the interior ministry said.

Interior ministry spokesman Khalifa Chibani told AFP the National Guard had received information concerning “two male suspects” in the region bordering Libya.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma is being victimised – son

The former South African President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, on Monday defended his father who is facing criminal charges, saying he is being victimised for calling for expropriation of land.

He issued a statement on Monday saying his father is being persecuted for fighting the white monopoly capital in the country.

Antonio Conte: Chelsea future shouldn’t be judged on trophies

Antonio Conte hopes any decision on his Chelsea future will not rest on trophy triumphs, with another route to silverware closed in the Champions League.

The Blues crashed out of European competition at the hands of Barcelona on Wednesday, with a 3-0 reversal at Camp Nou condemning them to a 4-1 aggregate defeat.

Ronaldinho: Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo battle good for football

The eternal battle between Barcelona and Real Madrid icons Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is “good for football”, says Brazil legend Ronaldinho.

For more than a decade now, two leading lights have lit up the sporting galaxy.

Messi and Ronaldo have shared 10 Ballons d’Or between them, remarkable goal-scoring exploits, an enviable haul of major trophies and countless records.

Woman dies after being hit by Uber self-driving car

A woman died of her injuries after being struck by a Uber self-driving vehicle in Arizona, police say, prompting the ride-hailing company to suspend ts autonomous-vehicle programme across the US and Canada.

Monday’s accident in Tempe, Arizona, marked the first fatality from a self-driving vehicle, which are still being tested around the globe, and could derail efforts to fast-track the introduction of the new technology in the US.

Maryam Sanda: Court defers ruling on objection to murder charges

The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Command of the Police, on Monday asked the FCT High Court in Jabi to dismiss the objection filed by Maryam Sanda and her three co-defendants, challenging competence of the murder charges instituted against them in respect of the death of her husband, Bilyamin Bello.

Sanda allegedly stabbed the deceased, who was said to be a son of a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Haliru Bello, to death in Abuja on November 19, 2017.

Arsenal, Real Madrid to stage two legends matches for charity

Arsenal and Real Madrid will stage two legends matches this year, with former club greats getting together to raise money for charity.

Real Madrid will host Arsenal’s legends at the Santiago Bernabeu on June 3 before the teams face each other again at the Emirates on Sept. 8, with the money from ticket sales going to the clubs’ respective foundations.

Boy shoots sister dead over video game remote controller

A nine-year-old boy shot dead his sister, 13, in the southern US state of Mississippi following an argument about a video game controller, local media reported Monday.

The tragedy took place Saturday when the girl refused to give up the controller, Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said according to reports. The boy then opened fire, striking his sister in the back of the head.

Police commission assures on regular promotion of policemen

The Police Service Commission (PSC) says it will continue to ensure that promotions in the Nigeria Police Force were regular and exemplary performance recognised.

The Head of Press and Public Relations of the commission, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

Woman seeks dissolution of 24-year-old marriage over husband’s smoking, drinking addiction

A 43-year-old housewife, Adeyinka Olaitan, has approached an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi, in Ibadan, seeking the dissolution of her marriage to Michael Olaitan, over his addiction to cigarettes and alcohol.

Testifying before the court on Monday, Adeyinka, said her husband of 24 years, was a habitual cigarette smoker and a drunk.

My husband has refuse to legalise our union – Woman tells court

A businesswoman, Morenike Ajani, on Monday, urged an Agege Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve her 23-year old marriage to her husband, Wasiu Ajani for lack of care.

The petitioner, who resides at Kolawole Street, Papa Ashafa in Orile Agege area of Lagos, told the court that she was no longer interested in the union.

South Africa to pay $14m compensation to families of neglected patients

A judge on Monday ordered the South African government to pay $100,000 to each of the families of 144 psychiatric patients who died of neglect, as he detailed a “terrible tale of death and torture”.

Many of the deaths occurred due to pneumonia, dehydration and diarrhoea after patients were hurriedly transferred from a private hospital to 27 poorly-prepared facilities as a cost-cutting measure.

Kano Assembly to amend ex-governors’ pension law

The Kano State House of Assembly on Monday commenced a process to amend the state law that provided pension and gratuity for former governors and deputy governors.

The decision to commence the amendment of the law followed a motion of urgent public importance raised before the legislature by a member, Alhaji Labaran Madari (APC), representing Warawa Constituency.

Italy seizes migrant rescue ship

Italian authorities impounded a migrant rescue boat operated by a Spanish non-governmental organisation on suspicion it was aiding illegal immigration, the NGO said Monday.

The group, Proactiva Open Arms, said on Twitter its boat was being kept at the Sicilian port of Pozzallo, where it docked on Saturday after rescuing more than 200 people off the coast of Libya.

Fraud: Britain okays return of $500m to Angola

Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Monday 500 million dollars frozen in the UK as part of an ongoing investigation into a potential fraud against Angola’s central bank can be returned to the southern African country.

“The necessary authority has now been provided for the monies to be returned to the Angolan Authorities,” an emailed response to questions said.

Qatari government sues ‘QatarExposed’ for spreading false info

Qatar’s government communications office has filed a US lawsuit against people who it said are conducting an illegal social media and internet campaign to spread false information and hurt the country’s businesses.

In a complaint filed on Friday night with a New York state court in Manhattan, the office said the defendants have since October operated accounts under the QatarExposed name, using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and a website to post false statements about Qatar’s government, “including promoting the sanctioning of Qatar”.

Arraignment of illegal Chinese miners stalled

The expected arraignment of 23 suspected illegal miners before a Jos Federal High Court, on Monday, got stalled after two of them jumped the administrative bail granted them on January 25, 2018.

The suspects, who were arrested on September 25, 2017, include 15 Chinese and 10 Nigerians.

Among the suspects is Abdullahi Adamu, a former APC governorship aspirant in Bauchi.

Fiorentina rename training ground after former captain Astori

Fiorentina will rename their training ground after former captain Davide Astori, who died aged 31 earlier this month.

The defender, capped 14 times by Italy, passed away before the side were scheduled to play Udinese on 4 March.

UN condemns Congo’s ‘unlawful’ crackdown on protests

The UN on Monday described as “unlawful and unjustified” a crackdown by Congolese security forces on anti-government protests that killed at least 47 people between January 2017 and January 2018.

The UN in a report said that the Congolese authorities used lethal force on protesters and attempted to cover up rights abuses by hiding dead bodies after protests calling for President Joseph Kabila to arrange long delayed elections.

Shehu Sani: There is civil, cold war in APC

The Senator representing Kaduna Central District, Shehu Sani, has said despite the reconciliation undertaken by a leader in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, there is still a ‘civil and cold war’ within the party.

Sani, who spoke in Ibadan, Oyo State, during an interview on Fresh F.M, a privately owned radio station, said Tinubu, who chairs the party’s reconciliation committee, was given the task of “bringing peace between Arab and Israeli,” wondering if the task could be undertaken before the 2019 elections.

Nuhu Ribadu: EFCC has done fairly well

Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the commission has done “fairly well” in its fight against corruption.

He, however, added that for the war to be successful, law enforcement agencies like the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the police must “wake up from their slumber”.

Donald Trump Seeks Death Penalty For Drug Traffickers

Donald Trump wants to seek the death penalty for some drug traffickers under plans to combat America’s opioids crisis. 

The US President was today expected to unveil his proposals in New Hampshire, a state hard-hit by drug addiction.

Mohamed Salah gives us confidence like Luis Suarez did – Jordan Henderson

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has described Mohamed Salah as a “fantastic player” and says that the forward is giving his teammates added confidence in the same way that Luis Suarez did.

The Egypt international took his tally to 36 goals in 41 games this season by putting four past Watford in Saturday evening’s Premier League clash on Merseyside.

Suspect of rape freed because victim enjoyed it

A young man, Charles Lutaaya has been discharged and acquitted of rape charges after his victim claimed that she had enjoyed the ordeal.

According to reports, He had grabbed the woman from the back, and threw her on the ground violently.

Before the woman could recover from the crash as her body touched the ground, the young man tore her fabric and had sex with her.

First Year Student Killed By Herdsmen While Travelling With His Friends (PHOTO)

According to reports, this promising young man identified as Collins Ojieriakhi was among those cut short by Herdsmen on Friday at Ugboha in Esan South-East LGA, Edo State. Unfortunately, until his dead he was a student of Ambrose Alli University AAU, Ekpoma, Edo state.

Reports have it that five persons including the first year student of the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, were killed in two separate attacks by suspected herdsmen in Ugboha, Esan South East Local, and Odiguete Ovia North East Local Government Areas of Edo state.

Pastor Who Was Arrested After Gun Parts Were Found In His Private Jet, Regains Freedom

The Kingdom of Jesus Christ evangelical leader, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, who was reportedly arrested in Hawaii for alleged possession of $350,000 in cash as well as gun parts found in his private plane bound for Manila in February, posts photos of his arrival in Davao City, Philippines on Monday afternoon.

“It was an unfortunate event, but as you can see, my jet is now here in my hangar. We are cleared. We are free to fly again,” the Philippine based pastor said.

Actress Lola Margaret Deported From US Over Wire Wire Fraud

Nollywood actress, Lola Margaret, who is now an ex-convict because of her incident with the US Police over alleged fraud case she was involved in.

The actress who was arrested over a strong surveillance was placed on her account after huge sums were being withdrawn consistently before she was napped.

"Why We Want Femi Fani-Kayode As Governor Of Osun" – PDP Youths

The youth wing of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South West region has urged former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, to run in the September governorship election in Osun State.

The youths under the aegis of PDP Progressive Forum, said the former Minister had the potential to lead the state to the promised land.

Zookeeper mauled to death by lion after he forgot to lock enclosure

Zookeeper mauled to death by lion after he forgot to lock enclosure lailasnews

A zookeeper has been mauled to death by a lion after he forgot to lock up its enclosure properly.

28-year-old Gustavo Serrano Carabajal, 28, was cleaning out the lion’s cage but forgot to properly lock the gate to the animal’s enclosure when he was done.

The lion then managed to open it and attacked Gustavo Serrano Carabaja.

UTME candidate drowns at hotel during birthday celebration

UTME candidate drowns at hotel during birthday celebration Lailasnews

The family of a candidate of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Awka, Anambra State, John Ezekwe, who drowned in the swimming pool of a hotel on Old INEC Road, Awka South. He was said to be a Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) student at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, and reportedly scored 250 in the UTME which he wrote last Friday.

According to PUNCH Metro, Ezekwe had gone to the hotel for a friend’s birthday when the incident happened.

UCH Ibadan labelled death trap after lady died due to alleged negligence

UCH Ibadan labelled death trap after lady died due to alleged negligence lailasnews

A grieving Nigerian Facebook user, Enoch B. Godson has called out UCH Ibadan, University College Hospital, after he lost a loved one, UNILAG graduate Oluwaseun Ezekiel at the hospital.

Enoch blames the negligence and incompetence shown by medical officers at the UCH Ibadan for being responsible for her death.

Read below his very sad story:

Jigawa Governor Disappointed As ‘4000’ PDP Decampees Fail To Appear (Photo)

Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state went home disappointed when 4000 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) decampees failed to appear at a rally as earlier announced.

Mr. Badaru was in Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of the state on Sunday, the venue of the occasion to recieve the decampees and commission projects.

Chidinma Speaks On Relationship With Kiss Daniel

Singer Chidinma has spoken about her relationship with Kiss Daniel to Punch saying it is left for those who want to believe they are dating to believe, and those who think they aren’t dating can also keep to their belief. Speaking about what brought herself and Flavour together and her relationship with Kiss Daniel, Chidinma says;

Soldiers Arrest 6 Herdsmen Caught Destroying Farmland In Benue (Photo)

Troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade have arrested 6 herdsmen, caught in the act of farmland destruction. Troops while on patrol in the general area of Kwata Sule on 17 March 18 encountered the herdsmen in the act prompting their arrest. After initial interrogation, the suspects were handed over to the police for further action.

"I Have Fat Tummy" - Simi Reacts To Pregnancy Rumour After Performing At BBNaija

Singer simi who just performed at the live eviction show of 2018 "Big Brother Naija" was accused of being pregnant by fans. 

The singer quickly react to the report and reveal that she has a fat tummy. 

Any pastor who anoints a woman’s breasts is not a man of God – Adeboye

The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye has spoken against what appears to be the new pattern used by some pastor during anointing. Recently, they’ve been pictures floating on social media showing pastors placing their hands on sensitive parts of their members during deliverance. This has been seriously criticized by Adeboye who says such men aren’t of God.

Mother Of Unemployed Graduates Commits Suicide

A mother of two unemployed graduates, whose name was given as Uzoaku, on Saturday hanged herself in Mgbakwu, in the Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

It was gathered that the 66-year-old woman had complained to some people that she was angry that her two children, who graduated some years back, had not got any job.

Saudi Woman Breaks Exercise Taboo, Opens Gym

Throwing punches in a gym tucked away from prying eyes, a Saudi female boxing trainer asserts a right long denied to many women in the conservative kingdom -- the right to exercise.

Halah Alhamrani, 41, runs a gym for women called FlagBoxing; its motto is Fight Like A Girl, in the western Red Sea city of Jeddah, offering fitness classes such as callisthenics, CrossFit, boxing, and kickboxing.

Actress Liz Anjorin Thanks Her Sugar Daddy Over Range Rover Gift

Nollywood actress, Lizzy Anjorin has just acquired a Range Rover autobiography and she is thanking her Sugar Daddy(God) for the car gift.

The mother of one announced the good news on her instagram page.

Nigerian pastor makes his members lick his feet and shoes

A Nigerian man of God based in Lusaka, Zambia, Prophet Andrew Ejimadu is now the talk of the town after he made his church members to lick his shoes to get miracles and blessings.

Prophet Ejimadu who is also known as Seer 1 is about one of the most popular and respected men of God in the eastern African country and many see him as one capable of having direct communication with God.

I was scared of women after ugly experience with my ex-wife — John Okafor

Nollywood actor, John Okafor, a.k.a Mr Ibu, does not pretend when it comes to the issue of marriage. And that’s why when his first marriage crashed, he stayed away from women for six years before he found love again.

The comic actor and producer will tell anyone that cares to listen that he married the most beautiful woman in the world.

Former prostitute, Tonier Cain-Muldrow who was arrested 83 times shares her story

An American woman identified as Tonier Cain-Muldrow has revealed how she prayed to turn a new leaf while being incarcerated in prison. She also revealed how she was arrested 83 times, had 66 convictions, not forgetting 19 years of drug addiction, prostitution among other vices. Fortunately for her, God heard her prayers and thus she was set free from the bondage of horrible vices.

Tonier Cain-Muldrow instantly became a trend on social media after she shared her incredible transformation story online. As proof of her story, she shared pictures which have now gone viral on Facebook. Read below;

Presidency Reacts Over Wike’s ”Refusal” For Buhari To Visit Rivers State

Governor Wike and Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, has said that if Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state does not want his principal to visit, “it’s left to him and the federal government to decide the next step”. Adesina in an interview with State House reporters, explained that Buhari planned to visit Rivers because of the recent killing of some persons in parts of the state.

Fulani Herdsmen And Their Cows Spotted Moving Into Abuja Airport

A group of Fulani herdsmen and their cows, were spotted trooping into Abuja international airport on Sunday morning. According to information gathered online, the cattle and their rearers have been regularly visiting the airport for some time now as this is not the first time it’s happening.

Super Eagles Open Camp Against Poland In Wroclaw Ahead Of World Cup

Super Eagles camp

The camp of the Senior National Team, Super Eagles, will open in the Polish city of Wroclaw on Monday, ahead of Friday’s international friendly against the Bialo-Czerwoni (White and Red) or Eagles, as the Senior National Team of Poland is known.

The two Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup –bound teams will trade tackles at the 43,000 –capacity Stadium Wroclaw on Friday, 23rd March 2018.

Neo Black Movement of Africa (Black Axe) Speaks Over Abduction Yobe Schoolgirls

Neo Black Movement of Africa

The Neo-Black Movement of Africa (NBM) also known as Black Axe group has urged the Federal Government and security agencies to beef up security around educational institutions, girl schools, in the Northern region of the country.

The group also asked the government to raise a special security outfit mainly to protect school girls nationwide.

Youth Slumps, Dies In Suspected Tramadol Overdose

An unidentified male of Abraka community, Ethiope East local government area of Delta State, was weekend confirmed dead after ingesting a drug substance suspected to Tramadol.

Sources claim the deceased who is in his mid 20s, has been a regular user of the drug. He was said to have slumped in front of his shop along the Abraka/Eku expressway, Abraka before he was rushed to the hospital where he gave up the ghost.

Two Nigerians arrested for ‘peddling’ cocaine in India

Two Nigerians arrested for ‘peddling’ cocaine in India lailasnews

A Police raid at a house in Puppalguda following a tip-off, led to the arrest of two Nigerian businessmen and a local woman who have already been charged with peddling of cocaine in Hyderabad, India.

The Indian Police seized 80 gm of cocaine worth Rs 4 lakh from arrested businessmen Idhu Pius (45), Emmanuel Umudu (43) and the latter’s wife, Leela Shiva Kumar, a finance consultant.

Vladimir Putin wins Russia’s Presidential election again with 73% of votes

Vladimir Putin wins Russia's Presidential election again with 73% of votes lailasnews

Vladimir Putin who contested for a fourth term in office, will lead Russia for another six years after securing an expected victory in Sunday’s presidential election.

Vladimir Putin who contested in the election alongside seven other candidates, though opposition leader Alexei Navalny was barred from running, had been predicted to win the election.