Friday, 6 April 2018

Saraki decries Offa bank robbery, urges suspects’ arrest

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has described the coordinated bank robbery in Offa, Kwara State, which left several persons dead and injured as “a despicable act committed by cruel individuals.”

In a post on his Facebook page, Saraki said he and Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed discussed the matter on Thursday and they both agreed that those who carried out the attacks must be found and prosecuted.

SGF urges EFCC to tackle corruption at conception stage

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to devise ways of tackling institutional corruption at the conception stage.

Mr Lawrence Ojabo, Director Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Man Keeps Mom's Corpse For 3 Years JUST To Collect Her Pension Using Her Thumb Impression

In a shocking case from Kolkata, a 43-year-old man has been arrested for reportedly keeping the corpse of his dead mother in a deep freezer for almost three years to collect her pension every month using her thumb impression.

The incident came to light after the mutilated body of the woman was found at his home by Kolkata Police on Thursday.

Ex-UN Staff Jailed Two Years For Robbery

A Court in Manhattan on Thursday sentenced , 53, who worked at the UN in 2013, to two years in prison after an exhaustive plea agreement with the court.

It was a stunning defeat for the prosecutor who had asked that Shuaibu be sentenced to five years under the indictment.

Pandemonium as Custom officer’s stray bullet hits primary six pupil in Katsina

Pandemonium in Morawa village, Batagarawa local government area of Katsina State when stray bullet by custom officers allegedly hit a primary six pupil, Bello Salisu of Morawa Primary school, a government owned school.

The incident which occurred on Friday was said to have happened along Katsina – Kano road when the custom operatives were chasing smugglers conveying Rice and Second hand clothes in a J-5 and allegedly shooting sporadically.

Garba Shehu takes on PDP Deputy National secretary in an argument over $1 billion

The presidential Media aide, Mr. Garba Shuhu and the Deputy National Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Emmanuel Agbo on Friday argued over $1 billion approved by President Muhammadu Buhari for the procurement of security equipment in the country.

Dr. Agbo who alleged at the Channel Programme ‘Sunrise’ on Friday, that the approved $1 billion will be used by APC to fund the forthcoming 2019 election was faulted by Mr. Garba Shehu who argued that the money will be used judiciously to procure equipment for Nigeria security personnel’s to combat Boko Haram.

Hollywood star John Boyega to invest in Nollywood

Hollywood actor, John Boyega has expressed willingness to invest in Nollywood to further boost the movie sector.

Boyega, 27, spoke with newsmen on Thursday night on the sideline of Glenfidich circle of maverick’s business meeting organised by PlayNetwork Nigeria in collaboration with Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.

Commonwealth Games: New Zealand beat D’Tigers 110-65

The Nigerian national basketball team, D’Tigers, were defeated on Friday by New Zealand in their first men’s preliminary round match at the on-going Commonwealth Games holding in Gold Coast, Australia.

D’Tigers, who are in Pool A alongside hosts Australia, New Zealand and Canada, were dominated throughout the proceedings by the Tall Blacks, as the New Zealand basketball team are referred to.

APC denies making entreaties to Reno Omokri

The All Progressives Congress APC has denied making entreaties to a former spokesperson of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, saying the action was the handiwork of an individual, Philip Obin who owns a twitter handle, @APCNigeria.

The in a statement its Assistant Director, Publicity, Mr Edegbe Odemwingie said; “The attention of the All Progressives Congress APC has been drawn to false allegations by a Mr. Reno Omokri, which was contained in an April 5, 2018 report published on the website of Vanguard Newspapers, titled: ‘APC secretly reaching out to me for friendship – Reno’.

Eight members of Iran's women's soccer team are men

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It has been discovered that Iranian soccer officials filled the women’s soccer team with eight big, strong, fast men.

Iranian soccer officials are accused of taking advantage of a sports policy which allows biological men to play on women’s teams if they believe they are women trapped in men’s bodies. This policy was announced by the International Olympic Committee and allows men to participate in Olympic events without undergoing sex change procedures.

Burial turns ugly after four nephews beat uncle to death over coffin

Burial turns ugly after four nephews beat uncle to death over coffin kenya lailasnews 1

Four brothers who jointly beat up their uncle following a disagreement over a coffin have been arrested in Kenya.

The four brothers beat their uncle to death after they got provoked by his refusal to destroy a coffin he had made for their father who died on Sunday.

Human trafficking victims rescued in Benue State while being transported

Human trafficking victims rescued in Benue State while being transported Lailasnews

The Benue State Police Command, on Wednesday, rescued 23 victims of suspected human trafficking while they were being conveyed from Buruku Local Government Area of the state to an unknown destination.

State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, disclosed this when he paraded one Prince Masenenger Tar as the suspected trafficker who was conveying the 23 people out of the state in an 18-seater bus belonging to the Benue State Transport Company known as Benue Links.

Man jailed two years for stealing tin tomatoes in Edo State

Man jailed two years for stealing tin tomatoes Lailasnews

According to reports reaching, A 32-year old man identified as Austine Ibe has been sentenced to two-year imprisonment by an Oredo Magistrate Court for stealing 75 cartons of tin tomatoes valued at N315,600.

Ibe was said to have committed the offence on October 14, 2017, at No. 4 Butcher Street, off Forestry Road, Benin City, Edo State.

Offa bank robbery: Governor visits survivors pledges to pay hospital bills

Offa bank robbery- Governor visits survivors pledges to pay hospital bills Lailasnews

About ten persons were confirmed dead after the Offa bank robbery in Kwara State yesterday, Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed visited victims of Offa Bank robbery on admission at General Hospital, Ilorin and pledged to foot medical bills of the injured and hospitalized at the hospital, General Hospital, Offa and UITH, as well as improve government support for security agencies in the state.

Armed robbers had invaded commercial banks in Kwara State town of Offa yesterday. The banks robbed include branches of Guaranty Trust Bank, Eco Bank, First Bank, Union Bank and Zenith Bank.

The Offa bank robbers invaded the town a few minutes past 4 p.m. and shot into the air sporadically to scare away residents and passersby before the operation began.

An eyewitness, who identified herself as Mrs. Tijani, said the thieves came in large numbers and split themselves into teams to carry out the operations in different banks.
Sources in the town said the robbers blew up entrances into the banks with dynamite, before carting away money from the five banks.

‘Sara-Suka’ Thugs Terrorising Kaduna Arrested

The Kaduna State Police Command on Friday said they have succeeded in arresting 70 members of the notorious ‘sara-suka’ thugs terrorising residents of the state.

The police also said they recovered dangerous weapons such as daggers, machetes, clubs and iron bars from the thugs.

Conor McGregor charged for assault and criminal mischief

The New York Police Department has said that Mixed martial arts fighter, Conor McGregor was in custody in New York on Friday, after charged with assault and criminal mischief for a van-smashing rampage at a UFC press event in Brooklyn.

Video footage of the fracas on social media showed objects being thrown at the van, and a number of people were injured by glass fragments as windows were smashed.

Mrs Ajimobi Builds Multi-Million Naira Information Technology Centre At Poly Ibadan [Photos]

As part of activities marking her 59th birthday, Oyo State First Lady, Dr (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi has built a multi million naira Information Technology center, at the Polytechnic of Ibadan and fully equipped it.

Nairobi's Most Wanted Gangster Queen Arrested

Detectives have arrested Lavender Akinyi Ogilo, a woman who has been on their list of most wanted gangsters in Nairobi. Lavender was arrested on Tuesday after police raided her house in Ruaka.

Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti has described Lavender as the head of a gang of four that targets upmarket neighbourhoods.

Tanzania MP Proposes Castration For Kids Molesters

In a scenario that raised controversy, special seats Member of Parliament, Rukia Ahmed has proposed that men who are convicted of defiling children, should be castrated.

Earlier, the MP asked a question in parliament, seeking to know the current government's plan to end violence and abuse against children in Tanzania.

Zimbabwe 'Bans Prosperity Prophets' Broadcasts'

Zimbabwe's state broadcaster has banned programmes by so-called "prosperity prophets", reports Daily News paper.

It quotes the head of radio at Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), Albert Chekayi, as saying he has temporarily suspended such broadcasts while he investigates listeners' complaints.

Photo: Night Vigil In Support Of Zuma Ahead Of Court Appearance Tomorrow Is Ongoing

A night vigil in support of former president Jacob Zuma is currently ongoing at the Albert Park in Durban. Zuma is expected to appear at the Durban High Court on Friday on charges of corruption.

Scores of supporters of Zuma, most of whom are students from the Durban University of Technology, are there singing songs in support of the former president.

Manchester United Star Hangs Out With Girlfriend Ahead Of Derby

Manchester United attacker, Alexis Sanchez has taken the opportunity to take girlfriend Mayte Rodriguez out for lunch. While Manchester City, Liverpool and even Arsenal have been battling it out on the continent this week, United have been licking their wounds having been dumped out the Champions League by Sevilla in the last-16 round.

Rich people use train more than poor people – Rotimi Amaechi

Rich people use train more than the poor - Rotimi Amaechi Lailasnews

Minister for transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says the train fares between Kaduna and Abuja was increased because the majority of those using the service are rich. Rotimi Amaechi said this while speaking on at the 3rd edition of the Kaduna Investment Summit.

The Cable reported, Amaechi said the intention of the president towards the railway was to transport poor people.

Panic as people continue scooping fuel from a vandalized pipeline in Lagos

Panic as people continue scooping fuel from a vandalized pipeline in Lagos Lailasnews

According to reports, residents of Fagbile Estate, Isheri Ijegun Road, a suburb of Lagos, have fled their homes as a result of a broken petroleum pipeline which spilt its content in the area.

One of the residents told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on condition of anonymity, on Thursday in Lagos that she was woken up by the smell of fuel from the broken pipeline.

Omisore dumps PDP, burns party Flags (PHOTOS)

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Senator Iyiola Omisore has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Osun state.

Omisore is reportedly set to join the SDP. Omisore and his supporters boycotted the congresses of PDP held in March where the State Working Committee and executives of PDP at the ward and local government levels were elected.

This is why China banned the online sales of Bibles

Bibles can no longer be purchased online in China, despite the government publishing a new document claiming that it allows freedom of worship.

It’s been reported that searches for the Bible on e-commerce sites and don’t produce results.

Meet the 27-year-old beauty queen that is likely to become the Ooni of Ife’s wife

New reports have it that the Ooni of Ife is allegedly set to take a new wife after breaking up with his former queen, Olori Wuraola, sometime ago

According to sources close to Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the King is in a very serious relationship with Tobi Phillips, a 27-year-old top model and former World Miss University Nigeria.

Mystery Fever Strikes Mozambican Children

A mystery fever is striking down people - mainly children - in the port city of Quelimane, Mozambique.

Health authorities are struggling to identify the malaria-like illness, which includes high fever, joint pain and headaches.

President Buhari denies allegations of religious bias

President Buhari denies allegations of religious bias

President Buhari has denied the allegations that he is religiously biased as President. The President rejected the claims on Thursday when he received a delegation of the Arewa Pastors Non-Denominational Initiative for Peace in Nigeria, led by Bishop John Richard at the State House in Abuja.

“Some voices, for political or ethnic reasons are making unguarded statements accusing the government and myself in particular of religious bias. Let me assure you, honourable clergymen, that this is far from the truth. In my career as a soldier, administrator, and politician, I have never veered from my oath of office. When I had the honour to lead a military government, there were more Christians than Muslims in the Federal Executive Council and the Supreme Military Council,” President Buhari said

Church minister sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug and gun trafficking

Church minister sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug and gun trafficking

A church minister has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for trafficking drugs and stolen guns out of his home.

Cedric Mainor of New Beginnings International Outreach Ministry in Georgia was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine and being a felon possessing a firearm. He was sentenced by United States District Judge, Lisa Godbey Wood on Friday.

I regret removing my tattoo – Actress Anita Joseph

Nollywood actress, Anita Joseph has made it known that she regrets that she removed the tattoo she had on her left arm. This confession came after the curvy actress shared a throwback picture which reminded her of what the tattoo looked like on her.

She wrote:

2face Idibia’s manager, Efe Omorogbe arrested and detained for alleged forgery and impersonation

Report have it that 2face’s manager, Efe Omorogbe has been arrested and detained in connection to a crisis rocking in the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON).

For a while now, there’s been a brewing leadership crisis between the Tony Okoroji led faction and the Efe Omorogbe led faction at the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON).

Man Slumps, Dies During Prayer In Delta

A mentally challenged man and former member of the Ogor vigilance group, Monday Edejere, has died in a church in Evwreni community, in the Ughelli North council area of Delta State.

The church’s founder, Prophet Moses Uregbu, was reportedly praying for him when he slumped and died on Monday.

Trump Breaks Silence, Claims No Knowledge Of Porn Star Payment

US President Donald Trump broke a two month silence Thursday about allegations he slept with a porn star, insisting that he did not pay her $130,000 hush money.

Trump offered a flat "no" when asked if he knew about the payment that was made by his lawyer shortly before the 2016 election.

Photo: Man Held For Sexually Abusing Underage Girl

The police in Niger State have arrested a 25- year-old man, Tunde Vincent, for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl at Madalla village in the Suleja  Local Government Area of the state.

The father of five allegedly ambushed his victim and assaulted her in an uncompleted building in the area.