Tuesday, 20 March 2018

How Dino Melaye Gave Us Three Guns, N430,000 Cash - Notorious Criminals Confess

While speaking with news reporters in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital on Monday, the Nigerian Police spokesman Jimoh Moshood, disclosed that the Police have charged Senator Dino Melaye and three others with criminal conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms before a Federal High Court in Lokoja.
The assistant commissioner of police said that the case was filed on March 16, following the confession of a “wanted criminal”  that the senator gave him arms and cash.

Girl Goes Psycho During Makeup

Facebook shares took a big hit Monday, shaving about $37 billion off the value of the company.
The stock tumbled about 7% Monday on news that data firm Cambridge Analytica, which had ties to Trump's campaign, reportedly accessed information from about 50 million Facebook users. This is the stock's biggest drop, on a percentage basis, in four years.

Ex-French President, Sarkozy Arrested Over Gaddafi Money

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was being held in police custody on Tuesday for questioning by magistrates looking into allegations of Libyan funding for his 2007 election campaign, an official in the French judiciary said.
A lawyer for Sarkozy could not be reached immediately for comment.

Shocking Photos Of Grandfather Nabbed After 525 Bags Of Weed Were Found Inside His Ceiling

Daniel Idemudia, a 64-year-old man, has been arrested by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Egor Local Government Area, Edo State, with over 280 bags of Indian hemp found inside the ceiling of his house. 
According to a Vanguard report, on his arrest, Idemudia reportedly admitted knowledge of the exhibits, saying “a friend of mine kept the cannabis inside the ceiling of my house. The house was built by my son, who resides in Europe.”

Wole Soyinka And Nigeria's Dinner With The Devil - By Reuben Abati

Professor Wole Soyinka was keynote speaker at the maiden annual lecture of the Ripples Centre for Data and Investigative Journalism held in Lagos on March 15. Topic: “Rebuilding Trust in a Divided Nigeria: Can Nigeria be fixed?” The Nobel Laureate did not disappoint. His presentation titled “From Miyetti to Haiti: Notes from a Solidarity Visit” took us on a journey to Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, Nigeria also, and other parts of the world, including the past and the present, raising questions along the line about the humanity of the average Nigerian – the leaders, the followers - his or her humanity or non-humanity, the possession of a sense of dignity, shame, decency, memory, common sense, or lack of it, in comparison with conditions elsewhere.

Mentally Challenged Woman Wanders Away After Giving Birth To Baby Boy.

A mentally challenged woman gave birth to a cute baby boy on the street along Decimal Road by water street in Sapele, Delta State. The mother after delivering the boy – abandoned him as the baby was taken into custody by a well meaning resident.

The lady seen in the photos carrying the baby – is said to have been the one taking care of the child since the mother abandoned him.

Kogi Monarch, 8 Others Killed In ‘Herdsmen Attack’

Nine persons, including a traditional ruler, were killed in attacks on Agbenema, Ajichekpa, Opada and Iyade villages, in Omala Local Government of Kogi State.

Several houses were burnt.

The Onu of Agbenema, Musa Edibo, and his wife were burnt in the palace, with the home of ex-Vice Chairman of Omala council Adofu Stephen, also torched.

Ford Is Recalling 1.4m Cars Over Bad Steering Wheels

Ford says it is recalling nearly 1.4 million cars in North America after the company discovered that steering wheels in two vehicle models could come off while driving. The Michigan-based automaker said bolts on the steering wheel may become loose, leading to a loss of control and an “increased risk of a crash.”

Ford said it is aware of two accidents, with one injury, allegedly related to the defect.

‘Yahoo Boy’ Gets 15 Years Sentence

A Lagos High Court in Igbosere has sentenced an Internet scammer, Demola Ajibade, to 15 years’ imprisonment for attempted robbery.

Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya convicted Ajibade, 36, of attempting to rob his childhood friend, Charles Akpati, with a toy gun on February 7, 2014.

The sentence, which takes effect from the date of his arrest in February 2014, was without an option of fine.

World's Last Surviving Male Northern White Dies

The world's last surviving male northern white rhino has died after months of ill health, his carers said.

Sudan, 45, lived at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. He was put to sleep on Monday after age-related complications worsened significantly.

Notorious Gun Runner Arrested in Rigachikun, Kaduna State (Photos)

A notorious gun runner has been arrested by men of the Nigeria Army in Rigachikun area of Kaduna state.
According to a statement from the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu revealed that the soldiers recovered 2 AK 47 assault rifle with 38 rounds of 7.62mm special from the criminal.

Trey Songz Arrested for Felony Domestic Violence

Trey Songz has turned himself into the Los Angeles Police Department to face a felony domestic violence charge, TMZ reports. He was reportedly released on $50,000 bond. In February, Trey (whose real name is Tremaine Aldon Neverson) was accused of hitting a woman named Andrea Buera at a party in Los Angeles. A statement from Buera’s lawyer read, “He called her names, choked her and repeatedly punched her in the face. Several people were present and no one helped her,” according to the Los Angeles Times. The statement continued: “When she took out her phone to call an Uber to get out of there, he threw her phone off a cliff to prevent her from leaving. She took out a second phone and he threw that off the cliff as well.”

Dogara backs restructuring to foster unity, equity

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday supported calls for the restructuring of the country.At the third annual political summit organised by the Save Democracy Africa in Abuja, Dogara canvassed the creation of a unique system of federalism that best suits Nigerians and the local circumstances in the country.

By his admonition, the speaker has joined other eminent citizens, including former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar to demand the restructuring of the country. Also, regional groups such as Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and South South leaders have demanded true federalism in the country through restructuring.

Nigerian man shares his testimony after escaping death in accident (Photos)

A Nigerian man simply identified as Igwe Fabnwokeoma on Facebook took to the platform to recount how he survived an accident involving a bus belonging to Peace Mass Transit on Saturday.

Nollywood actor, Frankincense Echeben proposes to his girlfriend

Nollywood actor, Frankincense Echeben is engaged. He proposed to his girlfriend few days ago and the excited lady took to her Instagram page to show off her engagement ring.

See her post and more photos of the couple below…

Why anti-corruption fight will not be won in Nigeria – Ribadu

A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has explained why anti-corruption fight is difficult in the country.He said there are over 3,800 ongoing corruption cases in various courts in Nigeria, adding that they represent the highest in the history of corruption globally.He disclosed this yesterday at a Town Hall meeting organised by MacArthur Foundation in Abuja.

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.