Saturday, 30 July 2016

Nigeria Will Handle Turkish Request With Diplomacy – Minister

The Nigerian government has said that the request by the Turkish government for the closure of 17 schools and hospitals owned by some Turkish businessmen in Nigeria would be handled diplomatically.
It stated that the government would evaluate the request and handle it accordingly.

Restaurant owner is forced to eat cockroach found in customer's food

A customer who ordered fried noodles from a restaurant in Changsha, Hunan province, China on July 25th, forced the restaurant's owner to eat a cockroach he said he found in his food. 

After the customer found the supposed cockroach, he told the restaurant owner to either eat the cockroach or pay him 5,000 yuan (£569). 

Switzerland set to repatriate $321m Abacha loot

Nigeria and Switzerland on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the repatriation of $321 million stashed in the European nation’s banks by the late maximum ruler, Gen. Sani Abacha.

Tunde Bakare slams northerners opposing restructuring

Tunde Bakare, the General Overseer of Latter Rain Assembly and former running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari has slammed the northern elders who are opposed to the call for the restructuring of Nigeria.
Speaking in Ibadan on Friday, the clergy man declared that the call for the restructuring of Nigeria is a call for true federalism.

Dele Momodu: 21 Years Ago, I Became An Exile

Fellow Africans, exactly twenty-one years ago, on July 25, 1995, I set forth at dawn. My destination was exile. I needed to dialogue with my feet and escape in a jiffy from my dear beloved country without any prior notice. Nigeria was under a most brutal and brutish military dictatorship. Once you were considered a dissident, you were a target for incarceration or extermination. I still don’t know how my name crawled into the evil register but I was accused of knowing about a pirate radio station, first known as Freedom Radio and later changed to Radio Kudirat. But it was all a cook-up. The long and short of it was that I needed to travel speedily and navigate through the forests of a thousand daemons.

Photos: Brazilian drug lord served his time in a 'VIP cell' that had a library, plasma TV, three rooms and an en suite bathroom

A Brazilian drug lord serving an eight-year prison sentence was seeing out his time behind bars in a 'VIP cell'

A Brazilian drug lord serving an eight-year prison sentence, spent his time behind bars in a 'VIP cell' - complete with a plasma television, a kitchen, wardrobes, conference room, air conditioning, tiled walls, furniture, and library - complete with a DVD collection that included all episodes of a television show about Pablo Escobar. 

Jarvis Chimenes Pavao, one of South America's deadliest and most feared drug lords was sentenced to 8 years in prison after being found guilty of money laundering charges and was locked up in Tacumb prison in Asuncion, Paraguay, where he lived a life of luxury. See more photos after the cut...

Photos of two Nigerian children crying after their mother died in the Mediterranean on their way to Europe

Two Nigerian siblings, 11 and 10 are pictured crying after their mother died in the Mediterranean on their way to Europe. The two children were among 150 migrants rescued from their overcrowded rubber boat off the coast of Libya while trying to cross the Mediterranean ocean into Italy by a Spanish NGO’s boat. More photos after the cut...

Mary J. Blige releases a statement addressing her divorce

“Ms. Blige is saddened to say [that] it is true that she has filed for divorce, saying sometimes things don't work how we hoped they would... but, there is a divine plan and a reason for everything. Mary will continue writing and working on her album, which is due out later this year along with her world tour. She thanks and appreciates her fans for their support and love through this very difficult emotional time.”

Photo: 18 year old man convicted for stabbing Nigerian man to death in the UK

18 year old Kaleb Amponsah (left), has been found guilty of the stabbing to death, 27 year old Ade Afariogun (right) which took place on January 29th this year. On the day of the incident, Ade was in Plaistow Park with three female friends when they noticed Amponsah ride his bike past them on several occasions and staring aggressively at them.

As Ade was leaving the park, Amponsah confronted and started an argument with him. A scuffle ensued during which the two exchanged punches.

Photos: US govt donates six laptops to EFCC

The United States Government, today donated six Laptop computers to the EFCC during a courtesy visit to the Commission's Headquarters in Abuja. The Director, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, USA, Roselyn Wiase, who led the six man delegation urged the Commission to continue in its vigorous fight against Corruption. 

The Fajuyi Spirit - By Femi Fani-Kayode

Fifty years ago today, on July 29th 1966, a man by the name of Lt. Col. Francis Adekunle Fajuyi gave his life in defence of our country and the then Head of State, General Johnson Thomas Aguiyi-Ironsi. His killers were a group of northern army officers who participated in the so-called northern "revenge coup" of July 29th 1966. No less than 300 Igbo army officers were slaughtered that night together with a handful of yoruba soldiers, including Fajuyi.

Photos: Indian man who 'died' from snake bite wakes up seconds before cremation and dies again

A 23 year old Indian man simply identified as Sandeep, who was presumed dead after being bitten by a snake rose up from the dead at his own funeral, just as his body was about to be cremated.
Sandeep, was bitten by a snake while collecting wood from the forest far from his village. When he got back to his village in the Raisen district of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, he told his family that he had been bitten by a snake.

Okorocha to cut civil servants’ salaries, proposes 3 work days per week


Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State says he is considering reducing the number of work days in the state from five to three, to enable the government cut salaries.
Okorocha said this while briefing journalists on the state of affairs in Imo at his residence in Owerri on Friday.
He said the reduction of work days would enable workers to attend to other activities that would generate money to supplement their monthly salaries to take care of their families.

Alex Ferguson gives thumbs up to Pogba deal


Former Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, has given the green light for Paul Pogba’s £100million transfer, after meeting with Jose Mourinho at the club’s training ground.
Ferguson, who retired as manager three years ago, also used the opportunity to mingle with the current crop of players.

Photo: Man Cuts Off Wife’s Hand Over Infidelity In Abia


Allegations of infidelity have reportedly prompted a man identified as Jacob Nwachukwu to cut off his wife’s left hand at Abala in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State.
According to reports, the victim, Nwadiokeonu Nwachukwu, is currently receiving treatment at a local hospital in Aba.