Friday, 24 November 2017

Danny Welbeck’s half-time substitution was ‘planned’ – Arsene Wenger


Arsene Wenger insists Danny Welbeck did not suffer a recurrence of his recent injury despite coming off at half-time as Arsenal lost to Cologne.

The Gunners, who made 11 changes from Saturday’s north London derby success over Tottenham, were beaten 1-0 in their Europa League contest at the RheinEnergieStadion.

Man charged with abandoning wife, new-born twins in hospital


A 45-year-old unemployed man, Godwin Onyelanesi, who allegedly abandoned his wife and new-born twins in a hospital, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates Court.

The accused, who resides on Afolabi Street in Abule Egba, Lagos, appeared before Magistrate A. O. Gbajumo on counts of failure to provide a necessity of life and breach of the peace.

'People who don't tithe are permanent beggars - Pastor Oyedepo


Bishop David Oyedepo, founder, Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, Thursday explained why it is important for Christians to pay tithe.

Oyedepo said tithing opens the windows of heaven and ensures divine blessings for Christians, stressing that those who don’t tithe are permanently beggars.

Atiku officially dumps APC


Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has dumped Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Mr. Abubakar in a statement said
On the 19th of December, 2013, I received members of the All Progressives Congress at my house in Abuja. They had come to appeal to me to join their party after my party, the Peoples Democratic Party, had become factionalized as a result of the special convention of August 31, 2013.

Young Herbalist Paraded With Seven Human Skulls In Kwara State


A 25-year-old herbalist has been apprehended by operatives attached to Kwara state police command for being in possession of seven human skulls. Parading the suspect, among other suspected criminals in Ilorin on Thursday, the commissioner of police, Lawan Ado, said that the herbalist was arrested along Ilorin-Ajase Ipo road with a sack containing the seven human heads.

437 out of 689 foreign students fail Medical Dental Council of Nigeria examination


About 437 foreign medical students who sat for the Medical Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN examination recently, at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, UITH have reportedly failed the exam following the release of the result.

The doctors who had been verified by US/MDCN questioned why only 243 allegedly passed out of the overall 689.

Man charged with abandoning wife, new-born twins in hospital


A 45-year-old unemployed man, Godwin Onyelanesi, who allegedly abandoned his wife and new-born twins in a hospital, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates Court.

The accused, who resides on Afolabi Street in Abule Egba, Lagos, appeared before Magistrate A. O. Gbajumo on counts of failure to provide a necessity of life and breach of the peace.

Post-Robert Mugabe era is ‘full democracy’ – Emmerson Mnangagwa


Zimbabwe’s incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa told adoring crowds in Harare that they were witnessing “unfolding full democracy” as he returned to take power after Robert Mugabe stepped down after 37 years in power.
It was his first public speech since Mugabe fired him on November 6 over a succession tussle with the former first lady, a move that prompted the military’s intervention to force Mugabe from power, leading to his resignation on Tuesday.

GoFundMe shuts down Charles Manson's burial fund campaign


Charles Manson's grandson isn't giving up his plan to claim and bury the mass murderer, even after GoFundMe pulled the plug on his fundraising website Thursday.

We will not sit back & let them throw Mr. Manson away like trash. His whole life he lived with the pain of feeling unclaimed,” the post read. “We must not let this happen in death.

FG Uncovers 500 Tax Fraudsters, Pledges Amnesty For Repentant Defaulters

Laolu Akande

The Federal Government has obtained the names of 500 Nigerians implicated in various cases of tax fraud across the country.

Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President (Office of the Vice President), disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of the National Economic Council held in Abuja on Thursday.
The meeting was presided over by the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo.

‘I won’t sleep well, If PDP doesn’t return to power in 2019’ – GEJ


Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said the only thing that will make him sleep well is if PDP returns to power in 2019.

Taking responsibility for the poor performance of the party in the last election, Jonathan said his focus now is to take the PDP to its former position. He spoke when he received Bode George, a chairmanship aspirant of the PDP, at his Otuoke residence in Bayelsa state. .

222 assets recovered by Maina shared among govt officials, others - Malami


Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami claimed yesterday that about 222 assets were recovered by the Presidential Task Force Team on Pension Reform.

They were shared among some highly-placed Nigerians with links to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), he alleged. The EFCC insists the assets are intact.

The team is headed by fugitive civil servant Abdulrasheed Maina.

30-year-old Arabic teacher in court for rape of 11-year-old pupil


An Arabic teacher, Ashimiyu Shittu , yesterday appeared at an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, for allegedly defiling his pupil.

Shittu, 30, a resident of Egbeda, Ibadan, facesa one-count charge of unlawful carnal knowledge.

I want to die in Zimbabwe - Mugabe


Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution, sources close to the negotiations said yesterday.

According to the source, Mugabe was assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation.

Maryam Sanda alleged husband killer spared


Maryam Sanda, alleged killer of her husband, Bilyamin Bello, has been spared, for now, of being remanded in prison by the police.

Anjuguri Manzah, spokesman of the FCT police command said the police did not demand prison remand for her because she is nursing a six month old baby. Police said they have secured a court order to remand her for two weeks, after charging her at the High Court in the Jabi district of Abuja, with culpable homicide punishable under section 224 of the Penal Code.

Buhari approves fresh budget support loan for states


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a fresh budget support loan to 35 states of the federation.

The loan was announced by the Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, while briefing State House correspondents, after the National Economic Council, NEC, meeting, presided over by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja yesterday.

PDP: Bode George's Camp Also Fighting Makarfi


The Bode George for Peoples Democratic Party National Chairman Campaign Committee has called on the PDP Caretaker Committee to exercise its expected leadership role.

The group said the issue it raised recently had to do with what it “perceived to be an inadvertent abdication of responsibility by the present managers of the party, is totally without prejudice,” the group said.

Police Arrest Man For Allegedly Defiling Daughter, 10


The police in Imo State have arrested a man, identified as Akarauwa Eke, for allegedly defiling his 10-year-old daughter.

It was gathered that the victim, who is a primary three pupil at Baptist Nursery and Primary School, Ihiagwa, in the Owerri West Local Government Area of the state, had been living with her father, along with her siblings, since her mother died in 2013.

See how Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez spent Thanksgiving


Jennifer Lopez spent Thanksgiving with her man and family.The couple looked like teenagers in love as they went bicycle riding .

Actress petitions police over Yomi Fabiyi’s sexual harassment


Nollywood actress and realtor, Eniola Eunice Omoshalewa, aka Enny Gold, has described Yomi Fabiyi as a ‘liar.’

She took to Instagram yesterday to expose actor Yomi Fabiyi’s lies while petitioning the Assistant Inspector General of Police.

Gospel singer, Gloria Doyle tells why she doesn't honour events


For Nigerian gospel singer, Gloria Doyle, it is one thing to perform and entertain, but it is another to minister.

According to her, being a minister is the niche she has carved for herself, insisting that she rejects invitations once she is called to entertain instead of ministering.

Funke Akindele reacts to viral reports of giving birth to twins in London


Contrary to social media reports, Famous actress cum filmmaker, Funke Akindele-Bello (Jenifa) has refuted giving birth to twins in a London hospital. She added it’s a figment of people’s imagination.

Guard Collects N3K, Aids Assailant To Attack Family


A guard in the Isheri area of Lagos State has been arrested by the police for allegedly aiding an attack on a widow, Comfort Isong, and her daughter, Emmanuela Isong.

The unnamed guard was said to have collected N3,000 from the masked attacker, who subsequently stormed the victims’ residence on Oluwakemi Street, Isheri Oke, around 2am.

Court Restrains Former Billionaire, Gbolade Osibodu From Operating Accounts In 17 Banks


The news doing the rounds about a former billionaire, Gbolade Osibodu, is not heartwarming at all. 

A Federal High Court in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria has restrained a Lagos businessman, Mr Gbolade Osibodu and his company Vigeo limited and their agents from dealing in whatever form monies under their control in 17 commercial banks in Nigeria pending the determination of a claim of N8,701,770,328.83 suit filed against them by Ecobank.

Kaduna: After Insisting Over 21,000 Teachers Must Go, Over 40,000 Apply For Teaching Job In Kaduna


Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State on Thursday said that over 40,000 people have so far applied for teaching in public primary schools in the state.

The governor made this statement, following the planned retrenchment of 21,780 primary school teachers alleged to have failed a competency test conducted by the state government.