Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Lagos LG polls: No room for PDP win in any council – Tinubu

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would not record any win in the forthcoming council polls in Lagos State.

Tinubu, a former governor of the state, said this while addressing hundreds of party faithful at the Lagos State APC Stakeholders’ meeting at the party secretariat at Acme Road, Ikeja.

Philippe Coutinho agrees £76m to Barcelona, claim reports

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has already agreed to big-money move to Barcelona this summer, according to reports in the Spanish press.
The Brazil international, who has scored 10 goals in 29 Premier League appearances this season, has been linked with the Spanish champions after continuing his impressive form under Jurgen Klopp. Barcelona-based newspaper Sport claims the Nou Camp club have already entered into informal talks with Coutinho’s camp over a possible move to Spain.

Couple sell six-year-old daughter for N400, 000 in Cross River

The Commissioner of Police in Cross River State, Mr Hafiz Inuwa, Wednesday said they had arrested a couple for allegedly selling their six-year-old daughter for N400, 000.

He said the suspects were arrested at Ikom Local Government area on April 26 following a tip-off.

Fayose berates DSS over arrest, detention of Ifeanyi Ubah

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has condemned the Department of State Services (DSS) arrest and detention of the Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, lamenting that “the DSS is becoming law unto itself and dragging Nigeria back to 1984 when Decree 2 was used by the National Security Organisation (NSO) to dump Nigerians in detention without trial under flimsy excuses.”

Any Girl Refusing Rescue Should Be Forced Out –Chibok Leaders

Leaders of Chibok community, under the aegis of Kibaku Area Development Association, have faulted a negotiator, Zannah Mustapha, for saying that some abducted schoolgirls refused to be part of a group of 82 girls freed at the weekend.

The Chairman, Chibok Community in Abuja, Hosea Tsambido, told reporters in Abuja, on Tuesday, that the attitude of the Federal Government was not only suspicious but was at variance with how the government handled the rescue of the 21 schoolgirls in October last year.

Man who invented suicide 'game' aimed at children says his victims who kill themselves are 'biological waste'

The man behind a sick 'suicide game' aimed at children has been inundated with love letters from teenage girls addressed to him at a Russian jail where he is in custody.

Philipp Budeikin is being held on charges of inciting at least 16 schoolgirls to kill themselves by taking part in his social media craze called Blue Whale - which police fear is spreading to Britain.

Tunisia orders army to protect oil and gas fields

Tunisia orders army to protect oil and gas fields

Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi has ordered the army to protect the output of the country’s main resources following a wave of protests over unemployment and worsening economic conditions.
It is the first time that troops in Tunisia were deployed to guard industrial installations, including phosphate, gas and oil production facilities, that are key to the national economy.

Ekiti council worker jailed for life for raping 15-year-old girl

Ekiti council worker jailed for life for raping 15-year-old girl

An Ekiti State High Court, Ado-Ekiti, has sentenced a local government worker, Ojo Ayodele, to life imprisonment for abducting and raping a 15-year-old girl.
Ayodele was accused of abducting the teenager in Ijero-Ekiti and taking her to a secret location in the town where he subjected her to continuous sexual assault for 21 days.

Police sergeant Kills Girlfriend, Commits Suicide

A police sergeant, identified as Kennedy has shot his girlfriend and killed himself, Tuesday, in Potiskum town, Potiskum local government area of Yobe State.
Daily Trust gathered that the incident happened around 11:45am inside the sergeants apartment located at old secretariat building, adjacent Potiskum police station.

Man United’s Carrick ‘desperate’ to win Europa League

Man United’s Carrick ‘desperate’ to win Europa League

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is “desperate” to end the season with Europa League glory.
Last week’s 1-0 semifinal first-leg win at Celta Vigo puts United in the driving seat heading into the second leg at Old Trafford on Thursday.

Two Gay Men Caught Having Sex In Indonesia To Be Caned 80 Times

Two gay men who were caught having sex by a vigilante mob will be caned 80 times for breaking Sharia law in a strict Indonesian province. 

The pair, both in their early 20s, were found in bed together by a group of thugs who raided a boarding house in the provincial capital of Banda Aceh in late March.

Court orders Ex-Abuja Minister Bala Mohammed remanded in prison

A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, was on Wednesday remanded in the Kuje Maximum Prison over allegations of fraud.
Mr. Mohammed was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC on a six-count charge for alleged abuse of office while he served as Minister of the FCT.

Zimbabwe auctions cattle donated to AU by Mugabe

Zimbabwe auctions cattle donated to AU by Mugabe

No fewer than 100 of the 300 cattle donated to the African Union (AU) by Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in 2016 have been sold through an auction as the continental body looks at various avenues to become self-sufficient.
During his tenure as AU chairperson in 2015, Mugabe pledged the cattle which he hoped would help the continental body extricate itself from the clutches of foreign funders who stand accused of using their financial muscle to compromise the sovereignty of African states.

Several hundred cases still pending, says ousted FIFA prosecutor

Several hundred cases still pending, says ousted FIFA prosecutor

FIFA's ethics committee is still dealing with "several hundred" cases of wrongdoing in football, its ousted chief prosecutor Cornel Borbely said on Wednesday.
The Swiss Borbely and German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert were not nominated for re-election by the FIFA council chaired, by FIFA president Gianni Infantino, the previous day although both men had aimed to continue as heads of the two ethics chambers.

How we found $9.8m, £74,000 in ex-NNPC boss’ house – Witness

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A prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Andrew Yakubu on Tuesday told the Federal High Court, Abuja, how the $9.8m and £74,000 was found in the defendant’s house in Kaduna.

Yakubu, who was the former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on six counts of money laundering and false asset declaration.

General Court strikes out Suswam's N10bn suit against FG

Court strikes out Suswam's N10bn suit against FG

A Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out the N10 billion suit by former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam challenging his long detention by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Justice Gabriel Kolawole today struck out th suit after counsel to Suswam, Joseph Daudu (SAN) applied to withdraw it.

Parrot reveals husband’s affair with housemaid to wife

It seems even animals are against lies and adultery as a parrot almost sent his owner to jail when the family pet exposed the owner’s affair with the housemate to his wife.
The parrot exposed the love affair by quoting flirty phrases its owner says to the housemates in front of the wife who has been suspecting the alleged love affair for some time.

IBB gives out daughter in marriage

IBB gives out daughter in marriage

Former military President, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, will on Friday in Minna, Niger State give out his last daughter, Halimat, in marriage.
The wedding is taking place amidst concerns over the General’s health. He recently returned from Germany, where he sought some medical help. Since then, he has kept off from public functions.

Bomb scare causes panic on Saudi airliner

Bomb scare causes panic on Saudi airliner

Airport officials say an apparently mentally unstable man caused panic among passengers on a airliner heading for Cairo from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia when he threatened to blow up the aircraft.
Airport sources said that the 61-year-old man, a retired textile worker from Egypt, was subdued by security staff on the plane, operated by Saudi airline Flynas, and arrested when it landed in the Egyptian capital.

Lukaku thanks Koeman for taking him ‘to next level’

Lukaku thanks Koeman for taking him ‘to next level’

Romelu Lukaku says Everton manager Ronald Koeman is responsible for taking him “to the next level” as a player.
Lukaku was named Player of the Season and Players’ Player at the club’s annual awards night on Tuesday on the back of his 24 Premier League goals.

Another batch of 250 Nigerians in Libya to return home tomorrow

Another batch of 250 Nigerians in Libya to return home tomorrow

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Wednesday that another batch of 250 Nigerians would voluntarily return to the country from Libya on Thursday.
NEMA’s spokesman for South-West Zone, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, said in Lagos that the returnees were expected to arrive at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO)/Hajj Camp section of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, at about 3. 00 p.m.

Reps investigate AZ Petroleum over missing petrol

Reps investigate AZ Petroleum over missing petrol

The House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on Review of Pump Price of Petroleum on Tuesday uncovered 40000 metric tons of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) allegedly traced to AZ Petroleum.
The chairman of the committee, Mr. Nnana Igbokwe (PDP, Imo) said the records of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) submitted to it does not in any way capture the referenced product.

Anger in Indonesia over jailed Christian governor

Anger in Indonesia over jailed Christian governor

Hundreds of people gathered outside Jakarta’s city hall on Wednesday to voice support for the Indonesian capital’s Christian governor, who was jailed for two years for blasphemy.
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday for remarks he made about the Koran that some Muslims deem blasphemous and was immediately sent to prison.

Sadio Mane named Liverpool player of the year by teammates and fans

Sadio Mane named Liverpool player of the year by teammates and fans

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane was a double winner at the club’s end of season awards ceremony.
The Senegal international, currently sidelined after a knee operation, was voted both the players’ and supporters player of the year.

Wife wants 14-year-old marriage dissolved over excessive sex request

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A woman, Foluke Ojo, has approached a magistrates’ court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, seeking the dissolution of her marriage with her husband, Busuyi Ojo.
Foluke told the court that she was tired of the union due to her husband’s excessive demand for sex.

See The Overweight Baby Everyone Is Talking About

According to reports she is 3 months but we know she is older by her looks but for a baby under one year old, we think this her parents need to take her to see the GP before things spin out of control. What do you think?

Inter Milan sack Stefano Pioli, name Stefano Vecchi interim boss

Inter Milan sack Stefano Pioli, name Stefano Vecchi interim boss

Internazionale have announced that Stefano Pioli has been relieved of his duties as first-team manager, with Primavera manager Stefano Vecchi taking over for the remaining three matches of the season.
Pioli, 51, took over the club six months ago, after then-manager Frank de Boer was sacked following a woeful start to the season for Inter.

Man Who Killed His Own Father Over Inheritance Receives Punishment in Ekiti

An Ado Ekiti High Court on Tuesday  sentenced a man, Blessing Olumakinde, to death for killing his father, Benson Egunlae, over his inheritance, ThisDay reports.
Handing down the sentence, the state Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, said the evidence before the court substantiated the allegation against the accused and found him guilty of murder.

Court Sentences Fulani Minor to Death in Kogi

A Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja on Monday sentenced a 15-year-old cattle rearer,  Haruna Usman, to death for culpable homicide.
He was found guilty of stabbing one Happy David following an argument.
Usman, a Fulani, was facing a one-count of culpable homicide punishable with death under Section 221 of the Penal Code. The offence was said to have been committed on the 28th  July 2015 at Emiworo village in Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi State.

How We Discovered $9.8m and 74,000Pounds in Ex-GMD Yakubu's Home - Witness Makes New Revelation

The first prosecution witness in the on-going trial of Ex-General Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Chief Andrew Yakubu told Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court Abuja of how the sum of $9,772,800M and £74,000 was discovered in his house located at Sabon Tarsha area in Kaduna.
The Nation reports that Mr. Yakubu was arraigned on a six-count charge of money laundering and false asset declaration.

Please Stop Embarrassing The Igbo By Joe Igbokwe

Just recently the DSS invited a friend of mine and bonafide son of Nnewi, Chief (Dr) Ifeanyi Ubah of Capital Oil & Gas Ltd fame to come and give an account of the whereabouts millions of liters of PMS stored by NNPC on his Tank farms. 

Since this invitation, I have read some funny write-ups online in defense of the Nnewi Chief and some trying to read ethnic meaning to DSS intervention.

Presidency says one Chibok girl chose to stay with her husband

Presidency says one Chibok girl chose to stay with her husband

One of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and who had the opportunity to be released on Saturday chose to stay with her husband, the spokesman for Nigeria’s president said Tuesday.
Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said officials originally had been negotiating for the release of 83 girls, but one said she wanted to remain.

Shot police commander dies in Delta

Shot police commander dies in Delta

The Commander of the Ughelli Area Command of Delta state police command, ACP Usman Ndanbabo, is dead.
Ndanbabo was reported shot by yet to be unknown gunmen at about 8pm on Sunday, while driving alone in Ughelli town, headquarters of Ughelli North council area of Delta state.
Sources said that the police chief’s assailants shot him twice at close range; in his stomach and on his back.

Arsenal’s Wenger explains why he doesn’t need a sporting director

Arsenal’s Wenger explains why he doesn’t need a sporting director

Arsene Wenger has explained why he does not need any help from a sporting director to run Arsenal, saying he has all the knowledge he needs and that he does not want to be blamed for someone else’s decisions.
On Tuesday, Wenger strongly rejected the notion that Arsenal should add a director of football operations who could take on some of the manager’s workload when it comes to transfer dealings and contract negotiations.

Alleged N190m fraud: EFCC to appeal Oronsaye verdict

Alleged N190m fraud: EFCC to appeal Oronsaye verdict

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, will appeal the verdict delivered today by Justice Olasumbo Olajumoke Goodluck of the FCT High Court, Abuja, which upheld a no-case submission by a former Head of Service, Stephen Oronsaye.
Oronsaye, who was also a former Chairman of Presidential Committee on Financial Action Task Force, PCFATF, was slammed with a seven-count charge of criminal breach of trust by the agency.

Mirallas to sign long-term Everton contract on Wednesday – Kenwright

Mirallas to sign long-term Everton contract on Wednesday – Kenwright

Everton forward Kevin Mirallas will sign a new long-term contract with the club on Wednesday, according to chairman Bill Kenwright.
Kenwright made the announcement at the Toffees’ end-of-season player awards night at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Woman Murders Husband Over Baba Ijebu

A Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Monday sentenced a 29-year-old woman, Onyinyechukwu Akunne, to seven years’ imprisonment for killing her husband, Mr. Abuchi Akunne, with a kitchen knife.

It was learnt that the incident occurred during an argument over Premier Lotto, popularly known as Baba Ijebu.

Man with meat cleaver arrested after 'threatening to kill Jews' in London

Man with meat cleaver arrested after 'threatening to kill Jews' in London

A man with a meat cleaver and a large knife has been arrested after allegedly threatening a young Jewish girl in Clapton saying, ‘You Jews run away from here before I kill you.’
Police arrested the man at an address near Stamford Hill, which has a large Jewish community.

Nun arrested for 'helping five priests rape deaf children'

Nun arrested for 'helping five priests rape deaf children'

A Roman Catholic nun stands accused of helping five priests sexually abuse deaf children.
Kosaka Kumiko, 42, allegedly helped the priests cover up anal and vaginal rapes, fondling and oral sex at the institution for deaf students in Argentina.

The abuse allegedly took place in the bathrooms, dorms, garden and a basement at the school in Lujan de Cuyo, a city about 620 miles northwest of Buenos Aires.
Authorities began investigating Kumiko when a former student claimed she made her wear a nappy to cover up bleeding after she was raped.

Chelsea to hand Conte HUGE contract

Chelsea to hand Conte HUGE contract and three quality stars in summer spree

Chelsea are set to hand Antonio Conte a huge new contract, while also pushing to complete the transfers of Alexis Sanchez, Virgil van Dijk and Romelu Lukaku this summer, reports claim.
The Blues are set to offer the Italian tactician a massive pay rise as they look to tie him down for the long haul.

Buhari allegedly orders Amaechi, Fashola, Abba Kyari, to resign over corruption allegations - Daily Post

President Muhammadu Buhari has allegedly ordered the resignation of the former Governor of Rivers State who is now the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi.
Also alleged to have been asked to resign are Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari over various allegations of corruption, DAILY POST exclusively gathered.

I Rejected $1Million As Bribe From Chinese – Lawmaker Reveals

A Federal lawmaker has made a shocking revelation claiming that some rich Chinese men tried to bribe him with $1million but he refused.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Manso-Nkwanta Constituency of the Ashanti Region, Joseph Albert Quarm has said he rejected an amount of $1 million dollars as bribe, from some Chinese during his fight against illegal (Galamsey) mining.

Teenage Boy Allegedly Rapes 9-Year Old

Kano Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 17-year-old boy in prison custody for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old boy.

The defendant, who lives at Mandawari Quarters Kano, is facing a charge of ‘unnatural offence.’

Mercy Aigbe's husband remanded in Kirikiri

Mercy Aigbe’s estranged husband Lanre Gentry has been remanded in Kirikiri prisons for assault and violence against his wife.

The hotelier finally showed up in court today and was granted N500,000 bail and two sureties who reside in Lagos with landed properties.

He is to remain in jail until he fufils his bail conditions.The case has been adjourned to July 12th 2017

Eva Alordiah and Fiancee Caesar end their 15 month engagement

Rapper Eva Alordiah and her fiancee Caesar have reportedly split ,15 months after announcing their engagement. The couple who have been flaunting themselves got engaged at the Headies on the Ist of January 2016.

On Instagram, most of their loved up photos have disappeared and she deleted her birthday post to him on the same day.

Ubi Franklin narrates how was almost stabbed by Chinese man in Lagos

Police has detained a Chinese man who attempted to stab CEO of Made Men Music, Ubi Franklin at a furniture show room in Lekki.
The Chinese man, is reportedly a manager of a furniture showroom in Lekki, Lagos. Ubi shared a photo of the man in Police custody and wrote;

South Africa captures 4 of 5 escaped lions

Four out of five lions that escaped from South Africa’s main national park this week have been captured, the South African National Parks (SANParks) organisation said on Tuesday.

The animals broke free from Kruger park on Monday morning close to Komatipoort, a town of 5,000 people, prompting a search by armed wildlife rangers and police who, using helicopters and tranquilliser guns, managed to dart and snare four of the lions.

Elderly parents successfully sue daughter for $367,000 over unpaid loan

Marian Warin said in a Facebook post: "You need to get jobs and borrow off the bank like normal people. Trevor and I are ...

An accountant has been told to repay her elderly parents more than $360,000 borrowed without a written record of the terms.

Colleen Warin said the money borrowed from her parents Marian and Trevor Warin was only to be repaid as her circumstances allowed.

Minimum wage: No going back on N56,000 demand – Labour tells Saraki, Ngige

Nigeria Labour ​Congress, NLC, says its demand for a new minimum wage remains intact.
​President, Ayuba Wabba said ​this on Monday during a meeting attended by officials of the Federal Government ​and ​the leadership of the National Assembly over new minimum wage and salary arrears owed workers.

Fani Kayode Boils- Instead of Calling Osinbajo “Coordinator”, Buhari Should Break Nigeria up

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Nigeria’s former Aviation Minister, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode is not happy with President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent letter, saying he’s leaving Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to “coordinate” the affairs of the country.