Monday, 1 May 2017

Son of Evander Holyfield arrested on drug charge

Son of Evander Holyfield arrested on drug charge

University of Georgia running back Elijah Holyfield was arrested on drugs charges on Monday after being found in possession of marijuana, justice officials said.
Holyfield, the son of former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, was detained early Monday by campus police, records from Athens-Clarke County Jail showed.

Take medical leave immediately, Falana, others tell Buhari

Nigerian civil society leaders have urged ailing President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately take medical leave to attend to his health.
Several activists, including notable lawyer, Femi Falana, and Jibrin Ibrahim, said the president should heed the advice of his personal physicians without further delay.

Persian satellite TV channel owner ‘shot dead in Istanbul’

The owner of a leading Persian-language satellite entertainment channel was shot dead by unknown individuals in Istanbul along with another man, Turkish media reports said Sunday.
Said Karimian, the owner of the GEM TV Group and a British citizen of Iranian origin, was gunned down late Saturday along with a Kuwaiti business partner in the upscale Maslak district of Istanbul, the Hurriyet newspaper said.
Initial reports on Saturday had said two Iranians had been killed, without giving the identities.

Police arrests former Jigawa governor

The police in Kano on Sunday arrested the immediate past governor of Jigawa, Alhaji Sule Lamido.
A reliable source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that Lamido was arrested for allegedly inciting his supporters to stop the conduct of state’s upcoming local council polls.
NAN reports that the arrest of Lamido may be connected with a programme aired on one of the Kano local radio stations.

2-Year Old Who Smoked 40 Cigarettes A Day Clocks 9

Do you remember the two-year-old tot who shocked the world with his 40 cigarettes a day smoking habit?

Indonesian boy Ardi Rizal, caused concern and outrage when he was seen puffing away while riding his bike seven years ago. Now nine, the young boy has kicked the habit and turned his life around.

Rapper DMX checks into rehab after canceling shows

According to TMZ, the rapper canceled his Tuesday night stint in Santa Ana, Calif. and will postpone his Wednesday and Thursday gigs on the West Coast due to an unspecified medical issue.

China welcomes the first direct train from the UK

First direct train from UK to China arrives at destination

A train has pulled into a station in China.
It might not sound so remarkable – except this train made a 7,500 mile journey from the UK to get there.

The freight train chugged through Europe and across Asia to reach its destination.
Stuffed with British products, the train took 17 days to reach Yiwu in the east of China.
The route is based on the ancient Silk Road which enabled trade between the Turkish sphere of influence and the Far East.

Dogara congratulates heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has congratulated British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua on clinching the unified world heavyweight champion title. This was made known via a statement released by his Special Adviser on media and publicity, Turaki Hassan, in Abuja on Monday.

“I would like to congratulate the World Heavyweight champion, Anthony Olaseni Joshua, for this great feat that he has achieved. His dedication, discipline and commitment to boxing has paid off, as his is now a household name.”

Nollywood Actress, Mercy Aigbe Speaks on Domestic Violence Amidst Marital Crisis

Battered Nigerian actress, Mercy Aigbe who was brutally assaulted by her husband has spoken out against domestic violence.

For beautiful Mercy Aigbe, whose battering by her husband few days ago, has made headlines, life goes on. Just as workers marched to celebrate the Special Day, the diva announces she is opening her shop for business and even offers patrons a special discount.

Antonio Conte warns Chelsea against complacency

Antonio Conte warns Chelsea against complacency

Antonio Conte warned Chelsea not to take the Premier League title for granted after the leaders cleared a major hurdle with a 3-0 win at Everton.
Conte’s side consolidated their position on top of the table thanks to a steely display at Goodison Park on Sunday, but second placed Tottenham remain hot on their heels.

Man City still just on course for Champions League

Man City still just on course for Champions League

Manchester City can look forward to a run of three successive home games after just doing enough to remain on track for a place in next season’s Champions League following Sunday’s 2-2 draw away to Premier League strugglers Middlesbrough.
Pep Guardiola’s men had to twice come from behind to earn a point at the Riverside, with the draw helping them remain fourth — the last Champions League qualifying spot on offer to English clubs — in the table, a point and a place above Manchester United.

Nigerian Rapper Saucekid AKA Sinzu Reportedly in Prison on Theft Charges, New Report Reveals

Rapper Saucekid (AKA Sinzu) is reportedly languishing in an American jail, Starboy artiste Willybang has revealed.
Yesterday, the singer took to social media to share a heartfelt photo of the rapper with the caption “#FreeSinzu Miss my G”, prompting massive conversation, especially among folks  who have worried about Saucekid’s sudden disappearance from social media.

Sanusi vs Ganduje: How Northern Governors ended Emir, Kano govt. war

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II, are back on good terms.
This followed intervention in the widely reported ‘war’ by some Northern Governors at the weekend.
​Sanusi is being investigated by the Kano state Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Agency (KSPCACA) over an alleged misappropriation of around N5billion supposedly left behind by his predecessor, the late Alhaji Ado Bayero.

Wenger speaks on Spurs finishing above Arsenal for first time in 22 years

Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has admitted that Tottenham Hotspur deserved to win the last ever North London Derby at White Hart Lane, but insisted he was “not happy” about finishing below them for the first time in 22 years.

Dele Alli and Harry Kane scored for Spurs as they won 2-0 on Sunday.

Eminem sues New Zealand’s ruling party for using song in ad campaign

Rapper Eminem launched court action against New Zealand's ruling political party on Monday, accusing it of using an unlicensed version of his hit "Lose Yourself" in a campaign advert.Lawyers for the US artist told the High Court in Wellington that he never gave the National Party permission to use the song, which featured in the 2002 movie "8 Mile".

Fury accepts Joshua’s all-British heavyweight title challenge

Fury accepts Joshua’s all-British heavyweight title challenge

Tyson Fury on Sunday accepted the challenge issued by world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua following the Londoner’s title victory over Wladimir Klitschko, according to the BBC
Joshua, who stopped the Ukrainian in the 11th round at Wembley on Saturday, immediately called out fellow Briton Fury, who beat Klitschko on points in November 2015.

Real Madrid depth keeps rare double alive

Real Madrid depth keeps rare double alive

Real Madrid welcome Atletico Madrid for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday hoping to do something that has been beyond the reigning 11-time European champions for six decades.
Alfredo Di Stefano — not Cristiano Ronaldo — was Madrid’s star man the last time Los Blancos won La Liga and Europe’s top club prize in the same season.

Facebook killer Steve Stephens ex-girlfriend speaks after he blamed her for his actions

Steve Stephens' former girlfriend revealed he left voicemails promising her he could be a better man before he opened fire on a stranger in the middle of the street.

Stephens told 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. to repeat the name "Joy Lane" before shooting him dead and posting footage of the killing to Facebook on April 16.

JAMB’s Network Hacked in Ogun state

The NSCDC has arrested a syndicate planning to hack the network of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Ogun state.
According to reports, the syndicate had erected a radio mast to hack the Virtual Private Network of JAMB before the arrest.

NIA, NSA Clash Over $43m Slush Fund in Ikoyi Apartment

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The slush $43m cash found in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos state, has generated a buzz between the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) the Punch reports.
This follows the investigation of NIA DG Ayodele Oke by a committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Domestic Violence: Three-Month Pregnant Choir Mistress Stabbed To Death By Husband

A victim of domestic violence, Mrs. Titilayo Shodipo, who was allegedly killed by her husband, was three months pregnant, neighbours have said.
Punch learnt that after the police locked up the house of the couple shortly after the incident on Monday, their four children were left stranded.

Klitschko wants immediate Joshua rematch

Klitschko wants immediate Joshua rematch

Wladimir Klitschko has expressed his interest in an immediate rematch with Anthony Joshua after suffering a dramatic 11th-round stoppage defeat at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
The 41-year-old Ukrainian fought back from a fifth-round knockdown and seemed on the brink of victory when he dropped Joshua in the sixth, but the British heavyweight bounced back to send his opponent to the canvas twice in the penultimate round.

Harder to be Liverpool defender than at Man United – Klopp

Harder to be Liverpool defender than at Man United – Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has said it is harder to be a centre-back for Liverpool than it is for other clubs including Manchester United.
Liverpool have struggled defensively this season, conceding 42 goals in 34 matches, although they are third in the Premier League table with four games to play.

Buhari allegedly having difficulty eating & drinking

President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly being fed intravenously as he has had severe difficulty eating and drinking fluids for several days, insider sources told SaharaReporters.

The sources also disclosed that, although President Buhari's health had held up for a while after his return from an extended medical vacation in the United Kingdom, his condition has deteriorated in the last several weeks. They pointed to Mr. Buhari's eating and drinking problems that have left him too frail to leave his official residence at Aso Rock Villa to attend any official functions.

Boy suffers terrible face burnt after neighbour spills fuel on him

A boy, simply identified as Michael has sustained severe face injuries from a burnt, after a neighbor spilled fuel on him. He is currently hospitalized at the Burns Unit National Hospital, Abuja.

According to Facebook user Dooshima Dennis:

Emir Sanusi Facing Graft Probe for Alleged Embezzlement and Mismanagement of Funds

The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II might have found himself in murky waters following claims that he embezzled and mismanaged royal funds.

According to a report by AFP, Prominent Muslim leader and emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II is under investigation for allegedly embezzling and gross mismanagement of funds.