Friday, 21 April 2017

Djokovic Crashes Out of Monte Carlo


Second seed, Novak Djokovic fell 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 on Friday to David Goffin at the Monte Carlo Masters to join a growing list of high-profile upset victims.

The Serb joined number one Andy Murray and third seed Stan Wawrinka in suffering an early exit at the first main clay court lead-up event to the French Open where Djokovic is the defending champion.

Man arraigned for hitting neighbour with iron rod

Man arraigned for hitting neighbour with iron rod

A man, Azeez Oladipupo, who allegedly hit his neighbour with an iron rod in the face, was on Friday released on N500,000 bail on the orders of a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
The Magistrate, Mrs F.O. Ikobayo, who gave the ruling, also granted the accused two responsible sureties in like sum.
The 25-year-old is facing a charge of assault occasioning harm to which he pleaded not guilty.

Gambia soldiers, regional forces clash outside Jammeh home

Gambia soldiers, regional forces clash outside Jammeh home

West African forces clashed with Gambian soldiers loyal to former leader Yahya Jammeh, shooting and injuring three who were guarding graves at his home, the soldiers said Friday.
Modou Mbye said he and his colleagues were guarding graves at the property Thursday and refused when the troops asked to enter. They then entered by force in an armored personnel carrier, firing their guns, Mbye said.

Lagos shuts 34 hospitals, 126 illegal pharmaceutical outlets

Lagos shuts 34 hospitals, 126 illegal pharmaceutical outlets

The Lagos State Government has shutdown 34 hospitals and 126 illegal pharmaceutical outlets in the state for operating without the laid down standard.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, disclosed this on Thursday at a ministerial press conference in Lagos.
According to Idris, 268 patent medicine shops were inspected and 295 applicants recommended and approved for licensing, adding that 80 patent medicine vendors were trained on the use of Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) for malaria parasites.

Tottenham must stop seeing themselves as underdogs – Conte

Tottenham must stop seeing themselves as underdogs – Conte

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte took a swipe at Tottenham ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final saying it is high time that the north London club ended decades of underachievement.
Conte’s Premier League leaders are just four points ahead of second-placed Tottenham in a tense title race, but Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has claimed his team will be underdogs at Wembley this weekend.

Two Robbers Who Rob Women Living Alone In Umuahia, Abia State, Nabbed


Operatives of the Abia State Police Command yesterday, arrested two young robbers Obinna Anyanwu and Chinedu Awa, ndi ori, who engaged in robbing women that live alone at the Federal Low Cost Housing Estate, Umuahia, one of the women was Mrs Beatrice Okpi.

They were further alleged to have burgled the homes of these women and carted away their clothings, kitchen utensils and other valuables.

Man Assaults Mother, Commits Suicide In Adamawa


Tragedy struck in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State last week when a 23-year old man, Fidelis Musa, committed suicide after an argument with his mother.

Musa’s lifeless body was found dangling in his room in Jimeta, Yola after a misunderstanding with his mother, which left her with a sprained wrist.

According to family members, the deceased, afraid that his mother may curse him following their brawl, decided to take his life.

President Buhari Reacts To The Death Of 30 Football Fans Electrocuted In Calabar


President Muhammadu Buhari is shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic event that took the lives of several Nigerians at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State, Thursday night.

The President, in a statement released by his aide, Garba Shehu commiserated with the government and people of Cross River State, and football fans nationwide over the unfortunate incident.

Sick Man Stabbed to Death Inside Private Hospital


A South African man has been stabbed to death while at a private hospital in Pretoria.

According to EWN, police say the victim was alone in a consultation room at the Louis Pasteur Hospital when he was attacked by a 23-year-old suspect on Thursday afternoon.

He was stabbed multiple times in the upper body and died on the scene.

Photo: Woman Beaten Mercilessly for Allegedly Sleeping with Her Pastor


Kelebogile Koenaesele (30), from Thaba Nchu in South Africa has been brutalized after leaving her church yard in Botshabelo on Sunday.

According to Daily Sun ZA, a church leader’s son accused her of sleeping with his father. Without knowing about the attack, the irate son of the pastor, hit Kelebogile with a stone.

She was left injured and in pain before being rushed to a local hospital where she is recuperating.

Director General of DAWN Commission, Dipo Famakinwa, is Dead


According to Premium Times, the Director General of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, Dipo Famakinwa, is dead.

Multiple sources close to the late Famakinwa confirmed his death on Friday morning.

WikiLeaks Julian Assange’s arrest a US ‘priority’ – Jeff Sessions

WikiLeaks Julian Assange’s arrest a US ‘priority’ – Jeff Sessions

The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a US “priority”, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said, as media reports indicated his office was preparing charges against the leaker.
“We are going to step up our effort and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks,” Sessions said at a news conference on Thursday in response to a reporter’s question about a US priority to arrest Assange.

EFCC Discovers N2billion Hidden in Account of Former Niger State Commissioner


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced additional N2billion to the United Bank for Africa account of Mr. Kantigi Liman, a former Commissioner of Local Government in Niger State.

The suspect, Liman, may be declared wanted by the anti-graft agency. The discovery brings to N6 billion, the funds traced to accounts held by the politician and companies linked to him.

Police Officers Raid Former Governor’s House, Discover Hidden $19,000, N18m Cash


Men of the Nigeria police force have stormed the Abuja residence of Danjuma Goje, the senator representing Gombe central, found cash in sums of $19,000 (N5.8 million) and 4,000 Saudi riyals (N326,000).

According to reports by TheCable, they also found N18 million in the Nigerian currency in the house. Goje who is a former Governor of Gombe state from 2003-2011 was at the national assembly office working on the 2017 budget when the police stormed his residence with over 40 officers.

My Husband Is Dating My Married Friend - Woman Seeks For Divorce


An Igando Customary Court in Lagos State on Friday dissolved an 18-year-old marriage between Mrs Taiwo Bolumade and her husband, Olajide over counter allegations of infidelity and battery.


This dissolution came after several adjournments by the court asking the couple to resolve their differences were unsuccessful.

Burnley’s Michael Keane future has not changed – Sean Dyche

Burnley’s Michael Keane future has not changed – Sean Dyche

Michael Keane’s future at Burnley has “not changed” despite reports linking the defender with a move away from the club, says manager Sean Dyche.
The 24-year-old has had an impressive season and has been shortlisted for the Professional Footballers’ Association young player of the year award.

500kg Egyptian sheds half her weight after India surgery

500kg Egyptian sheds half her weight after India surgery

The “world’s heaviest woman” has shed half her weight — around a quarter of a tonne — in the two months she’s been in India for treatment, doctors said.
Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty weighed 500 kilogrammes (1,100 pounds) when she arrived in Mumbai in February on a specially modified plane to undergo emergency weight-loss surgery.

Court dissolves 5-year-old marriage over threat to life

Court dissolves 5-year-old marriage over threat to life

A Mararaba Grade 1 Area Court, Nasarawa State, has dissolved the five-year- old marriage between Hawawu Isa and her husband Nuhu Isa, over threat to life and frequent beating.
President of the court, Owuna Musa, who dissolved the marriage, said he was convinced that the couple could no longer live together as husband and wife.

Buhari, Magu, Abubakar Bello, others attend Juma'at prayer at Aso Rock


President Muhammadu Buhari and other Muslim faithful on Friday had a joint Juma’at service inside a mosque at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Man United’s Mourinho braced for Ibrahimovic, Rojo bad news

Man United’s Mourinho braced for Ibrahimovic, Rojo bad news

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he was preparing for bad news after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo to injury during his side’s Europa League quarter-final success against Anderlecht.
“I want to wait, but my feeling is not good for both,” Mourinho told reporters after his side’s 2-1 extra-time win at Old Trafford on Thursday completed a 3-2 aggregate victory.
“I want to wait and I want to try to be optimistic, but I’m not.”

Mel B'S Nanny Sues Her For Defamation

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Mel B and Stephen Belafonte have been locked in a bitter legal battle since last month, when the Spice Girl filed for divorce after 10 years of marriage.
And the couple's former nanny Lorraine Gilles is reportedly now suing Mel for defamation, claiming she lied about her in her divorce papers, TMZ is reporting.

The singer and TV judge had alleged that her husband had an affair with Lorraine, during which the German beauty fell pregnant and had an abortion, allegations she is strenuously denying.

You can’t execute Rev. King, others, Falana tells Ambode


Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has asked Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State to commute the death penalty passed on death row inmates in the state to life imprisonment instead of executing them.

Those on death row upon the judgment of the court of Lagos State included the General Overseer of Christian Praying Assembly, Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a. Rev. King.

Falana argued in his letter dated April 19, 2017 and addressed to Ambode that the planned execution of death row inmates in the state would violate a subsisting judgment delivered in 2012 by the High Court of Lagos State which ruled that it was illegal and unconstitutional to execute condemned inmates.

How Putin meddled in US election – report


A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 US presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, Reuters has reported.The agency said its report was based on disclosures by three current and four former US officials.

NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others


Expensive adulterated wines have been uncovered in the South-eastern part of Nigeria by officials of NAFDAC.

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has interrupted the nefarious activities of seven counterfeiters across the country.

Astounding was the counterfeiting of popular brands including Moet and Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, 501 Brandy, Red Label (Johnny Walker) Whisky, Baron De Vals Red Wine, Eagle Schnapps Dry Gin, McDowell Whisky, Jalone Cognac Wine and Pure Heaven Sparkling Drinks.

"It Not Yet Time To Compare Myself with Rihanna" - Tiwa Savage


Tiwa, who sat down for an interview on the Morning Show of Arise Television, described herself as a modern-day Fela girl, adding that Fela’s back up dancers were hugely  misunderstood by the Nigerian community.

The ALL OVER crooner, also talked about sending her works to the United Kingdom (UK) but met a brickqwall as her rhythm could not be understood, that however did not make her change her style.

Baby Boy Pulled Out Alive From Shallow Grave Three Days After His Mum Buried Him


A baby boy was miraculously saved from death after he was pulled out of a shallow grave where he was buried by his 25-year-old South African mother. The child had been in the grave for three days and was discovered after factory staff heard a cry and decided to investigate.

Angolan activists jailed over election protest

Angolan activists jailed over election protest

Seven Angolan opposition activists have been sentenced to 45 days in jail over a protest calling for transparency in next year’s election when veteran President Jose Eduardo dos Santos will stand down.
The election, due to be held in August, will mark a new chapter for Angola as Dos Santos hands over power after ruling the oil-rich country since 1979.

Monaco’s Mbappe has clause for ‘a lot of money’ – Cordon

Monaco’s Mbappe has clause for ‘a lot of money’ – Cordon

Kylian Mbappe has a release clause in his Monaco contract that will cost “a lot of money” to trigger, sporting director Antonio Cordon has told Cadena Cope.
Forward Mbappe, 18, has produced a string of outstanding performances to help Monaco top Ligue 1 and reach the Champions League semifinals.

I Still Love My Non-interested Wife – Husband Begs Court Not To Dissolve His Marriage


A Mararaba Grade 1 Area Court, Nasarawa State, has dissolved the five-year- old marriage between Hawawu Isa and her husband Nuhu Isa, over threat to life and frequent beating.
President of the court, Owuna Musa, who dissolved the marriage, said he was convinced that the couple could no longer live together as husband and wife.

Barcelona lose appeal to play Neymar in El Clasico


Barcelona have had their appeal of Neymar’s three-match ban thrown out, by the committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Thursday.
The Catalan club were hoping to have the Brazilian forward available for Sunday’s El Clasico against Real Madrid.

Pajamas Wearing Female Robber Robs 6 Banks In 90minutes


A woman believed to be a pajama-wearing robber who hit at least six Salt Lake City area banks in just 90 minutes was taken into custody, according to authorities.

“She is my girlfriend” — 45-year-old man arrested for impregnating 13-year-old says


45-year-old Victor Emmanuel has been arrested by the Lagos Police men for having sex with a 13-year-old and insisting she’s his girlfriend.
Apparently, the 13 year old got pregnant, and Emmanuel is still insisting he did nothing wrong, as he described the suspect as his “fiancee”. Detectives attached to the Ajangbadi Police station in Ojo area of Lagos described the suspect as a rapist and his victim, a minor
Emmanuel, an indigene of Imo State, said:

$43.4m: Osinbajo Panel Compiles List Of Invitees

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Barely 24 hours after its constitution, the Presidential Investigative Committee on alleged infractions by two senior government officials got cracking yesterday.
The committee, headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, is probing suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal and National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Director-General Ayo Oke.

Lawal is alleged to have awarded a N200million contract to a company, Global Vision Limited, linked with him by the Presidential Initiative for the North East (PINE) for the clearing of “invasive plant species” (weeds) in Yobe State.

Buhari constitutes board of Solid Minerals Development Fund


President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja approved the constitution of the Board of Solid Minerals Development Fund.
A statement by the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development said Mr. Buhari charged the seven-member board to carry out its duties diligently.

Faraday Okoro & Biyi Bandele’s ‘Nigerian Prince’ Win $1m Grant at Tribeca Film Festival, New York


A proposed new movie on Nigerian email scammers, Nigerian Prince, written and directed by Faraday Okoro and produced by Biyi Bandele and Oscar Hernandez-Topete, has won a $1million AT&T grant at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.


Nigerian Prince was announced winner on Thursday, April 19 at the film fiesta after a hard-fought pitching session tagged ‘AT&T Presents: Untold Stories’ featuring scripts from four other talented filmmakers.

Cameroon to lift internet ban


Cameroon's President Paul Biya has ordered the resumption of internet services in two English-speaking regions which were hit by anti-government protests earlier this year.

World's heaviest woman at 500kg loses 250kg after weight loss surgery in India


The 36-year-old Egyptian woman, believed to be the world's heaviest at 500kg (1,102lb), has now lost 250kg since undergoing weight loss surgery in February.

After losing the weight, Eman Ahmed can now fit into a wheelchair and sit up for longer periods of time, her doctors in Mumbai told the Times of India reports.

When she travelled to India in February to have the surgery, Eman's family said it was the first time she had left home for 25 years.

Ugo Ehiogu dies aged 44 after cardiac arrest

Ugo Ehiogu dies aged 44 after cardiac arrest

Former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 after collapsing at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday.
The ex-England international, who was coaching Spurs’ Under-23 side, was given medical treatment on site at the training ground before being taken to hospital by ambulance.
‘It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing Ugo Ehiogu, our U23 coach,’ Spurs announced in an official statement on Friday morning.

Uber postpones report on sexual harassment probe until end of May

Uber postpones report on sexual harassment probe until end of May

Uber Technologies Inc said it has extended its internal investigation into sexual harassment claims in its own organization, and a report is expected by the end of May.
In February, Susan Fowler, a female former engineer at Uber, said in a widely read blog post that managers and human resources officers at the company had not punished her manager after she reported his unwanted sexual advances, and even threatened her with a poor performance review.

Germany arrests suspected perpetrator of Dortmund team bus attack


German police on Friday arrested the suspected perpetrator of a bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus, the public prosecutor’s office said, indicating his motive was financial and not terror-related.

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Miss Italy finalist reveals scars after 'ex-boyfriend threw acid on her face'

Miss Italy finalist reveals scars after 'ex-boyfriend threw acid on her face'

A beauty queen who was scarred after her ex-boyfriend allegedly threw acid in her face has shown her injuries for the first time.

Gessica Notaro, 27, who was a finalist in the Miss Italy competition in 2007, appeared on a talk show in the country today.

‘I want you to see what he did to me. This isn’t love,’ she said after removing a scarf from her face.

Corruption: Blow whistle on Police – IG urges Nigerians


The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has asked Nigerians to expose any trace of corruption and misconduct amongst officers and men of the Force.

Barca loss to Juventus a ‘learning experience’ – Alves tells Neymar

Barca loss to Juventus a ‘learning experience’ – Alves tells Neymar

Juventus right-back Dani Alves has revealed the advice he gave to a sobbing Neymar in the aftermath of Wednesday’s 0-0 Champions League quarterfinal second-leg tie with Barcelona.
The Bianconeri advanced to the semifinals 3-0 on aggregate over Barca with the result, and a disconsolate Neymar was pictured sobbing into the arms of his former Blaugrana teammate Alves after the match.

SGF Babachir Should Have Been Arrested – PDP



The Ahmed Markafi-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the suspension of Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), and Ayo Oke, director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), is an attempt to dress up a “failed anti-corruption war”.
President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the suspension of the duo on Wednesday.

Flavour's Babymama, Sandra Okagbue, Looks Gorgeous In New Photos


Ex-beauty queen and mother to singer Flavour's first child, Sandra Okagbue, stepped out looking like royalty. The mother of one flaunted her curves in a black lace blouse and skirt that hugged her figure. She completed her look with a blue pair of shoes and a matching handbag. More photos below

Controversial Actress, Rose Meurer’s lover discovered

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Nollywood Actress, Roseline Meurer who was alleged to be the mistress of Tonto Dike’s hubby, Mr Oladunni Churchill, may have been vindicated finally.

This is coming on the heel of the discovery of the man that she is dating through a reliable source.

Groom Kills Man Attempting To Rape His Bride In Jigawa


The police in Jigawa State have arrested one Dahiru Adamu 25, of Agufa village in Miga Local Government Area for killing, one Ishak Sa’ed, who allegedly trespassed into his house with the intention to rape his bride.

Adamu ambushed his victim when he came round for the fourth time in four days allegedly with the intention to rape his bride.

Al-Mustapha Floats Green Party Of Nigeria Ahead Of 2019 Elections


Abacha, Major Al-Mustapha (rtd) has floated a new political party.

Al-Mustapha in a statement on Thursday, April 20, announced formally the party he called Green Party of Nigeria (GPN).

He said: “Finally, the real people’s Party has landed. Please give praise to our Creator for rare beautiful gift to the people. The future is GPN and GPN is the Future.”

Fire Disaster Averted as Smoke Fills Lagos Airport Departure Hall


Another fire disaster was on Thursday morning, averted at Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, just few days after a heavy fire consumed some critical parts of the headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in the same airport.

Saudi Arabia limits jobs at malls to its citizens


Saudi authorities on Thursday said that jobs at shopping centres would be limited to its citizens, a move set to hurt migrant workers in the oil-rich country.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Labour and Social Development, Khaled al-Khail, said in a brief statement that only Saudis would be employed at the malls spread across the kingdom.