Friday, 30 March 2018

Cricket Australia launch ball-tampering investigation

Cricket Australia (CA) will not make a decision about the future of Steve Smith’s captaincy until it completes a probe into stunning ball-tampering revelations that have plunged the Test team into crisis, CEO James Sutherland said.

However, former players and pundits have demanded Smith give up the captaincy for “blatant cheating” in the wake of the revelations during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

Doctor: Why fake pregnancies are rising

Pathological desire to have children and deliberate efforts by women to swindle money and other valuables from their husbands make some women to falsely claim they are pregnant, a doctor says.

Dr Hussein Adamu of Ummah Hospital, Jalingo, spoke in reaction to a claim by a woman that she lost her pregnancy to kidnappers who removed her foetus.

Court sentences Delta chief to death for murder

The embattled community head of Ekpan, Uvwie council area of Delta State, Chief Newton Agbofodoh, has been sentenced to death for murder.

Agbofodoh, who is one of the highest ranking chiefs in Uvwie Kingdom, was arrested on June 17, 2016 and was later arraigned in court for murder.

Barca head to Sevilla with unbeaten record on line

The last time a club was this close to an unbeaten season in La Liga, they came unstuck at Sevilla.

Barcelona, with concerns over the fitness of Lionel Messi, travel to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on Saturday, looking to extend their own undefeated run this term to 30 league games.

It was Real Sociedad who had gone 32 without loss in the 1979-80 season, only two away from finishing the then 34-game season as invincibles.

Photos Of Chinese Man Who Was Caught Concealing $300k At Abuja Airport

A Chinese man identified as Li Yanping has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC for allegedly concealing $300,000 at Abuja Airport.
The man was dragged before Justice Babatunde Ouadri of the Federal High Court, Abuja on one-count charge of concealing a sum of $300,000.

Zinedine Zidane: I want to stay as Real Madrid boss

Zinedine Zidane has put his future firmly in Real Madrid’s hands by stating he wants to remain head coach at the Bernabeu next season.

But Real’s coach admitted his future will depend on results, with his team sitting third in La Liga, 15 points adrift of Barcelona, and relying on the Champions League for a major trophy this term.

Rising Senegal politician Khalifa Sall gets five years for fraud

Leading Senegalese politician Khalifa Sall was handed a five-year jail term for fraud on Friday, a sentence that will rule him out of presidential elections due next February.

Sall, 62, who is mayor of Dakar, had denied the charges against him as politically motivated.

He had been accused of fraudulent use of public funds, for which he was also fined five million CFA francs (7,625 euros).

Minister Audu Ogbeh loses younger brother

Clement Ogbeh, a staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has died.

Clement was the younger brother of Chief Audu Ogbeh, the minister of agriculture and Rural Development.

Police issue licences to 200 firearms holders in Kebbi

The Police Command in Kebbi has issued licences to 200 legal firearms holders in the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Kabiru, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Friday that the gesture was to curb proliferation of illegal firearms and ammunition throughout the state.

Kabiru said the exercise was also in compliance with the full enforcement of the Firearms Act, mopping-up and recovery of all prohibited firearms.

President Buhari inspects hails Eko Atlantic City project

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday inspected Eko Atlantic City built on 750 square kilometres.

The city is adjacent to Victoria Island and designed to solve the acute shortage of real estate in Lagos State.

Jubril was an upright man - Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has described the dead Deputy Leader of the House, Hon. Buba Jubril as an upright man.

In a condolence message to the family, the Speaker said that the fallen leader was a committed and hardworking lawmaker.

Suspected Herdsmen Seen Parading Assault Rifle At Filling Station In Zamfara (Photos)

Reports trending on social media have it that some men in plain clothes were seen parading themselves in the restive area of Zamfara State where many have lost their lives as a result of gun violence.
Rumours have it that the men seen in native attires riding bikes are not members of a vigilante group but actually herdsmen without any confrontation by security operatives.

Mario Balotelli ‘disappointed’ at Italy snub

Mario Balotelli has admitted he was disappointed not to be called into the latest Italy squad, but he says he is now mature enough to respond in the right way and try to earn a recall in the near future.

The Nice striker was left out of Luigi Di Biagio’s squad for the recent friendlies with Argentina and England, in spite of his excellent form in Ligue 1.

China busts smugglers whose drones snuck $79.8 million worth of iPhones to mainland

Customs officers in southern China’s technology hub Shenzhen busted a group of criminals using drones to smuggle 500 million yuan ($79.8 million) worth of smartphones from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, the official Legal Daily reported on Friday.

Authorities arrested 26 suspects who used drones to fly two 200-meter (660-feet) cables between Hong Kong and the mainland to transport refurbished iPhones with a total value of 500 million yuan, the paper said in a report on the crackdown by Shenzhen and Hong Kong customs.

Gulder Ultimate Search winner ties knot with a girl that slid into his DM

The season 6 Gulder Ultimate Search winner, Uche Nwaezeapu has tied the knot with his girl. The actor, singer and MC shared how their relationship started after she slid into his DM.

The Gulder Ultimate Search winner shared pictures of their union on Instagram where he wrote:

Pep Guardiola expects tough Everton contest

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expects a tough test against Everton in Saturday’s English Premier League clash at Goodison Park.

Everton are the only Premier League team to have emerged unbeaten from the Etihad Stadium this season, holding City to a 1-1 draw – as they did the year before.

City’s last visit to Goodison Park ended in a defeat and Guardiola expects a similarly tough test this weekend.

Tears Flow As Catholic Priest Is Shot Dead On His Way To Celebrate Holy Week Festivities

Father Walter Osmir Vasquez, a young Catholic priest has been gunned down by suspeced gang members in El Salvador.

The priest was killed on Thursday on his way to celebrate Holy Week festivities, police said.

Jurgen Klopp: Emre Can contract talks still open

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says “nothing is decided” on the future of midfielder Emre Can and contract talks are ongoing.

The Germany international’s deal runs out at the end of the season and he has been heavily linked with a move to Italian giants Juventus.

Anthony Joshua eager to ‘simplify madness’ in heavyweight clash with Parker

Anthony Joshua believes he must “simplify the madness” when he faces Joseph Parker in their eagerly anticipated world heavyweight title unification bout in Cardiff Saturday.

British fighter Joshua’s International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) title will be at stake, with New Zealand’s Parker putting his World Boxing Organisation belt on the line.

Suspected bandits kill 63 in Zamfara

No fewer than 63 people were reportedly killed in two separate attacks launched by unidentified gunmen believed to be cattle rustlers on Bawar Daji village of Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Wednesday when members of the vigilante from the affected village converged to hold a meeting with a view to ensuring a conducive environment for farming in the area.

Travelling Out Of Nigeria With $10k Without Declaring It Is A Financial Crime- EFCC

Tinubu refers to Obasanjo as ‘bad belle’ letter writer

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday took a subtle swipe at former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, over his letter criticizing the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.

Speaking during the colloquium in honour of his 66th birthday in Lagos, Tinubu insinuated the letter from Obasanjo to Buhari is “bad belle” letter.

Beautiful Woman Married To A Lecturer Makes Shocking Discovery After Going Through His Instagram

According to a report by Daily Mail UK, a Russian wife discovered her lecturer husband was cheating on her after seeing pictures of one of his students sitting in their flat on Instagram.
Anna Rudenok, 24, began to suspect 27-year-old husband Dmitry was being unfaithful after going through his Instagram 'likes' and discovering student Emilia Ignatova appeared often.

Save Me From Dying – Nnagbogu, Kidney Failure Patient Pleads

In an emotion-laden voice, Joseph Obichukwu Nnagbogu a kidney failure patient has  pleaded with all men of goodwill to  save him from dying as he battles to free  his self from the clutches of this life-threatening illness; a treatment medical experts say will require the sum of thirteen million Naira only, about ($36641.57) for the kidney transplant.

Speaking in his Iju- Ishaga, Lagos, abode recently, the  43years old father of four children explained that his humble appeal stems from his desire to live in order to fulfill his dreams of saving his family from the throes of excruciating hardship.

This 24-Year-Old Nigerian Lady Is Selling Her Virginity For 50,000 Euros (Photos)

Women are now making gains by selling their virginity through Cinderella Escort and a Nigerian lady has joined the trend.

Stacey, a 24-year-old Nigerian lady is selling her virginity, starting from 50,000 Euros. Stacey is a Bachelor's degree holder and says she's selling her virginity so as to further her education.

Two Brothers Take Their Fight To The Streets Over Land In Delta State (Photos)

Two brothers decided to take their disagreement to the streets as they engaged each other in a bloody clash over land in Delta state. According to reports, one of the brothers is alleged to have stabbed the other in the neck. The brother who was stabbed has been identified as Anthony, a panel beater in Sapele area of the state.

Vatican Denies Reports That Pope Francis Said Hell Doesn't Exist

On Thursday the Holy See stated that a reported interview between Pope Francis and an Italian journalist, which claims the Pope denied the existence of hell, should not be considered an accurate depiction of Francis’ words, but the author’s own “reconstruction.”

A recent meeting between Pope Francis and Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 93, was a “private meeting for the occasion of Easter; however, without giving him any interview,” the March 29 communique stated.

"Don’t Accept PDP’s Apology" - Tinubu Tells Nigerians

Former governor of Lagos state, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called on Nigerians not to accept the apology of the People’s Democratic Party, likening it to the case of a thief who is only begging because he was caught in the act.

PDP Mocks Buhari Over Fake Martin Luther Award

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the announcement by the Buhari Presidency that the family of human right activist, Martin Luther King jr conferred an award on President Muhammadu Buhari as a national disgrace and embarrassment.

The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday, said the lie by President Buhari’s handlers smacks of desperation by the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC), to procure international endorsement, ahead of the 2019 general elections.

How A Nigerian Customer Stood His Ground Against Outrageous Electricity Bill

A thread on why PREPAID METER being distributed TO ALL may never be achieved in Nigeria.
After the Nigerian Police, Nigerian Electricity distribution companies are next on the list when it comes to corruption. This has been in existence from time immemorial, just like barracks, many government have come and gone but the deep rooted corruption in the system remains.

Bakers Threaten Strike Over Costs Of Raw Materials

The Association of Master Bakers has decried the soaring cost of essential raw materials for the production of bread, threatening to shut down their bakeries if the Federal Government does not intervene in the matter.

The bakers, who converged on Ikeja, Lagos State, denounced the duty payable on imported wheat and their inability to access foreign exchange from the Central Bank of Nigeria for raw materials.

Libya Returnees To Get Salaries From Benin Monarch

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II has announced a three-month stipend of N4.6m to 78 Libya returnees in the state. Ewuare II explained that the beneficiaries would be placed on a monthly allowance of N20,000 each.