Tuesday, 27 March 2018

DSS Arrests Major Financier Of Kogi Kidnap Gang

The Department of State Services (DSS) said it had arrested Lawal Mohammed, a suspected major financier and armourer of the dreaded Basalube kidnap gang in Kogi.

A statement issued by an operative of the service, Mr Tony Opuiyo, today in Abuja, said the suspect was arrested on March 23, at Japama in Obajana Local Government Area of Kogi.

Man strangles wife to death, dumps body in lagoon

A carpenter , Nnana Ononaku , was on Monday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos , for allegedly strangling his wife to death and throwing her body into the lagoon.

The accused , 45, resident of number 89, Oke Eri Street , Oworonshoki, Lagos , was charged with murder.

2019: Atiku to woo Diaspora Nigerians

Former Vice President and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will use the opportunity of his visit to the United Kingdom (UK) next month to make a case for his 2019 Presidential bid, Vanguard has gathered.

Atiku, who is expected to speak at the London Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) on April 25 on “The Importance of Strengthening State Economic Management Systems,” will take advantage of his vast experience in business to seek the support of Nigerians in the Diaspora to support his aspiration as he believes he has what it takes to fix the challenges facing the nation.

Senate sets up committee to investigate alleged gun running by Dino Melaye

Senate sets up committee to investigate alleged gun running by Dino Melaye

The Nigerian Senate has constituted a committee to investigate the allegation of gun running leveled against one of their colleagues, Dino Melaye, by the Nigerian police.
Recall that last week, the police paraded two suspects that allegedly confessed to have been given arms and money by Dino Melaye to terrorise the state.

Catholic Bishop Arrested For Diverting Tithes And Offerings

Catholic bishop arrested in Brazil for diverting tithes and offerings

Brazilian police on Monday arrested the Bishop of Formosa, Jose Ribeiro, on allegations that he, along with other Catholic clergymen, stole about 2 million reais ($608,000) from church coffers.

A police raid on one of the priests' home saw officers prise open a false wall in to find some £19,200 in plastic bags hidden in a secret storage space. It's alleged the money was stolen over a three-year period from tithes, donations, fundraising events and from fees collected for ceremonies such as baptisms and weddings.

Son of Nigerian Lawmaker Shot Dead Near His Home In London

Abraham Badru shot near his home in the UK

The graduate son of House of Representatives member, Hon. Enitan Dolapo Badru, representing Lagos Island, has been shot dead near his family’s London home, in the latest round of bloodshed in the capital. . Abraham Badru, 26, who was given a police bravery award as a teenager for saving a woman from a sex attack, was gunned down in the street in Dalston, Hackney, just after 11pm on Sunday. .

Lady Rescued Near A Bush After Being ”Dumped” By Unknown Persons

A lady is lucky to be alive after she was rescued this afternoon around the bush between Ilaramokin and Igbara-oke in Ondo State. According to an online report, the lady was suspected to have been dumped or narrowly escaped a horror as she appeared to be very weak and could utter a word.

Angry Wive Divorces Her Husband After He Gambled Away Their Child

An Indian woman divorced her husband after learning that he had gambled away their child. The man, named only as Moshin, from New Delhi, had originally gambled away his entire family but the debt was reduced to one child after the wife protested.

The case happened in 2015 but only came to light this week after police finally agreed to investigate, according to the Times of India.

AsiwajuTinubu: President Buhari has saved APC from serious legal turmoil

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu Buhari has saved the ruling party from “serious legal turmoil”.

Describing the extension of the tenure of the national working committee (NWC) of the party led by John Oyegun as illegal, Tinubu commended Buhari.

At the national executive committee meeting of the ruling party on Tuesday, Buhari kicked against Oyegun’s tenure elongation.

NATO to announce measures over UK poisoning

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg will on Tuesday unveil “measures” in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain, the alliance said, as international pressure mounts on Moscow.

NATO has warned that the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter must have “consequences” and Stoltenberg will hold a news conference in Brussels at 3:30 pm (1330 GMT) to make an announcement on “further decisions”, the alliance said in a brief statement.

Strange Disease: Kano government dispatches team to affected area

The Kano government said it has dispatched a Rapid Response Team to check the authenticity of a reported outbreak of a strange killer disease in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state

The state Commissioner of Health, Kabiru Getso, made this known through the Public Relations Officer of the ministry, Isma’il Gwammaja, on Tuesday in Kano.

Odion Ighalo: Fans criticise Super Eagles even after Poland win

Striker Odion Ighalo has said fans were still critical of the Super Eagles even after they beat highly-rated Poland in a friendly last week.

Eagles beat Poland, who are sixth in the FIFA rankings, thanks to a Victor Moses second-half penalty goal on Friday.

31-year-old Nigerian man arrested for drug peddling in India


Calangute Police in North Goa, India have arrested one Nigerian National for allegedly drugs worth Rs 1.5 lakh. According to Calangute Police Station In-charge Police Inspector Jiva Dalvi, information was received about a Nigerian National coming to deliver a consignment of drugs at Porbowado, Calangute, Bardez-Goa.

Immediately a team was formed to conduct a raid and Mr Dalvi along with the team left to trace the accused person in private vehicles.

Spy attack: We can’t find Russian spies to expel, New Zealand says


New Zealand said Tuesday it would like to expel Russian spies in retaliation for allegedly poisoning an ex-agent in Britain — only it can’t find any Moscow operatives in the remote South Pacific nation.

Scores of Russian diplomats have been ordered from the United States, Canada, Australia and various European countries in the wake of the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.

Nigeria’s poorest, richest, indebted states


The report of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on 36 states’ Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) has unmasked the financial strength of states, putting them in three categories – richest, middle class and poorest.

The report, released at the weekend, in addition to grading the states in terms of IGR, unearthed the level of debt stock of each of them and their collection from federation account in 2017. The Bureau put states’ total IGR in 2017 at N931.23 billion, a figure higher by over N100 billion compared to 2016 figure of N831.19 billion. The IGR of Lagos, Rivers, Ogun, Delta and Kano states is two-thirds of the total internal revenue generated by all the states in 2017.

Ex-Brazilian President Lula loses appeals, may be jailed

An appeal court in Brazil has unanimously rejected the final procedural objections by former President Luiz Inancio Lula da Silva against his corruption conviction.

The decision, handed down on Monday, raises the possibility that the former, leftist president could face prison time.

“I don’t respect the decision because if I respected the decision of a liar, my granddaughter, when she grows up, would feel ashamed that her grandfather was a coward,” he said, during a Facebook broadcast of an event held after the court’s ruling.

JUST IN: After rejection by Buhari, senate reintroduces election reordering bill


The senate has reintroduced the bill to amend the electoral act.

It passed first reading after the short title of the bill was read by the clerk of the senate on Tuesday.

Greece to get €5.7 billion in bailout cash

Eurozone authorities will make a fresh 5.7 billion euro cash injection to Greece on Wednesday, putting Athens further down the road to leaving its painful bailout programme later this year.

The new tranche agreed by the EU’s bailout fund on Tuesday is the latest from Greece’s third financial rescue package since 2010, when its debt crisis brought the European single currency close to collapse.

Facebook apologises for data scandal

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took out full-page ads in almost all of Britain’s national newspapers Sunday to apologise for a huge data privacy scandal.

“We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t we don’t deserve it,” the back page ads state.

Senator Yusuf: General Danjuma’s statement “worrisome and disturbing’’

A member of National Assembly, Sen. Yusuf Yusuf, has described as “worrisome and disturbing’’, the statement credited to Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd) on state of security in the country.

Danjuma was reported to have urged Nigerians to rise and defend themselves against attacks by herdsmen across the country and had accused the military of colluding with the herdsmen in the onslaught against innocent people.

Woman allegedly pours hot water on housekeeper

A 36-year-old woman, Ngwu Nkeiru, who allegedly poured hot water on her housekeeper and burnt her hands and legs with hot pressing iron, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The defendant, who resides at No. 47a, Ogundana St., off Allen Ikeja, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of assault and assault occasioning harm.

Senator John McCain to deliver verdict on Donald Trump in memoirs

Veteran US Senator John McCain is to deliver a “no-holds-barred” verdict on his fellow Republican Donald Trump’s presidency in a new book of memoirs, his publishers announced Monday.

Despite being in the same party as the president, McCain has been one of Trump’s most forceful critics over the last two years, both in the run-up to the 2016 election and its aftermath.

‘Leave me out of your police problems’ – Governor Yahaya Bello tells Dino Melaye

'Leave me out of your police problems' - Governor Yahaya Bello tells Dino Melaye lailasnews

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, has reacted to allegations made against him by Senator Dino Melaye, who alleged that he was working with the Police to destroy his political career and also take his life.

Governor Yahaya Bello’s spokesperson,  Kingsley Fanwo, who released a statement on behalf of the Governor, advised Melaye to appear before the police to clear the criminal allegations against him.

My Husband Starves Me Of Sex – Pregnant Wife Tells Court

A pregnant woman, Lauratu Abdullahi, 30, has asked a Sharia Court at Magajin Gari in Kaduna State to dissolve her marriage because her husband has not been performing his sexual duties to her.

Abdullahi also told the court that her husband, Yahya Tanko, was always assaulting her and was also not providing for her.

Fake Emir of Kano gets 36-months jail term

A Kano Senior Magistrates’ Court on Monday sentenced a 20-year-old student, Sultan Bello to 36 months imprisonment for impersonating the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the convict who resides at Ja’oji New Court Road Quarters, Kano, is being tried on a three-count charge of impersonation, cheating and defamation of character.

Grace Mugabe is being investigated for allegedly smuggling ivory worth millions to underground foreign markets

Investigators from the parks and wildlife authority have handed documents to police showing that the former Zimbabwean first lady, Grace Mugabe spirited large consignments of ivory to China, the United Arab Emirates and the United States among other destinations,  Sunday Mail reports.

Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba confirmed receiving a report but declined to elaborate when questioned by AFP.

William Troost-Ekong: Super Eagles Will Shock Doubters At The World Cup

Super Eagles and Buraspor of Turkey defender William Troost-Ekong , has opined the Nigerian senior national team will surprise a lot of people at this year’s Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The 24 year-old defender who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil made this assertion after confirming he has joined the Common goal initiative via his twitter handle.

Mikel Obi ‘Frustrated And Sad’ He Will Miss Nigeria-Serbia Friendly

Super Eagles and Tianjin TEDA midfielder, Mikel John Obi has revealed that he is ‘sad and frustrated not to be part of Nigeria’s international friendly match against Serbia on Tuesday.

Gernot Rohr revealed during the pre-match conference for the Poland friendly that his uncontested leader will not be making the party due to visa problem.

Messi Plans To Return In Spain Friendly

Lionel Messi says he plans to be involved in Argentina’s friendly with Spain on Tuesday, despite concerns over a hamstring injury.

The Barcelona star sat out the 2-0 win over Italy at the Etihad Stadium last Friday after admitting a muscle problem had been bothering him “for some time”.

Man sentenced to life in prison for impregnating his daughter and shooting his son to cover it up in Ekiti State

A man simply identified as Lucky Ayosin has been sentenced to life imprisonment by an Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti for impregnating his daughter after raping her.

Justice John Adeyeye also sentenced him to 10 years’ imprisonment after finding him guilty of attempted murder of his son, Ilesanmi, who caught him having sex with the victim.

”Terrorisim will be with us for a long time because it has become big buisness in Nigeria” Charly Boy reacts to FG discussing ceasefire with Boko Haram

Musician and leader of the civil group, Our Mumu Don Do, Charly Boy, took to his social media handle to react to the Federal government’s decision to negotiate ceasefire with Boko Haram members. Charly Boy on his IG page, shared this photo of Lai Mohammed and wrote;

Welcome To Philippines, A Place Where Divorce Is Illegal & Women Suffer In Silence

Lennie Visbal last saw her husband, Joel, 13 years ago. Even then, she said, “it was like looking at a stranger.” But since divorce is not possible in the Philippines, Ms. Visbal can’t escape him.

“I’m in limbo, I cannot move,” Ms. Visbal said. “Every time, there is a reminder that I’m legally attached to him.”

Photos: Martin Luther King Jnr’s Family Visits Buhari

Martin Luther King Jnr’s family yesterday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House and was conferred with the 1st Black History Month National Black Excellence and Exceptional African Leadership Award 2018. More photos below...

57 Council Chairmen Endorse Ambode For 2nd Term

The Chairmen of 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of Lagos State have unanimously endorse the State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode for a second term in office.

NDLEA Impounds 159m Tablets Of Tramadol In Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday said it had seized 159 million tablets of Tramadol at Apapa Port in Lagos.

Director, Technical Services of the agency, Mr Femi Oloruntoba, made this known at a public hearing organised by the Senate Joint Committee on Drugs and Narcotics and Health in Abuja.