Thursday, 11 May 2017

Why we’re investigating Emir Sanusi – Kano Assembly Speaker

The Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Alhassan Rirum, has said that the investigation of the Emir of Kano, Mohammed Sanusi, by the House was not connected to a similar exercise being undertaken by an agency of the executive arm of the state government.
The Kano Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission had earlier last week announced that it had opened inquiry into alleged misappropriations of funds of the Kano Emirate Council, initially reported to run into about N6 billion, from the time Mr. Sanusi became the emir in 2014.

Robbers Raid Lagos Police Station, Steal Money, Phones

A young robbery suspect has been charged to court after being accused of raiding a police station alongside his colleagues and carting away with valuables.

A 22-year old man, Onyeka Mba has been arrested and charged before a Lagos court for his involvement in breaking into the anti-robbery section of a Police Station and stealing money, phones and others valuable belonging to officers.

Buhari Treats Me Like A Son And Brother - Osinbajo Speaks Out

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo today talked about his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking at the launch of the pilot edition of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises MSME clinic in Kastina, the acting President said, "I feel very much at home in Katsina. Moreso because this is the state of the president who has taken me as a brother.

Sexual assault: Five Falomo schoolboys granted bail

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Thursday granted five pupils of Ireti Grammar School, Falomo, Lagos, bail in the sum of N500, 000 following their arraignment for alleged sexual assault. 

Appeal Court sets aside Omatseye conviction over alleged N1.5b scam

There was wide jubilation at the Court of Appeal Lagos Division Thursday when the former Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Temisan Raymond Omateseye who was convicted of alleged N1.5bn scam, by a Federal High Court in Lagos, was discharged and acquitted.

The presiding Judge Justice ‎Yargata B. Nimpar set aside the May 20, 2016 judgment that was delivered by Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia which convicted Omatseye on a 27- count charge bordering on bid rigging and contract splitting.

Wall collapses, kills 23 during wedding celebration

Police on Thursday said twenty-three people were killed and 30 injured in India when a wall collapsed on a crowd of people celebrating a wedding.

Police official Bharat Meena said that the 12-foot high wall collapsed late on Wednesday because of heavy rain, crashing down on the wedding party during dinner in a marriage hall in the western state of Rajasthan.

Why I Stayed With Lanre Gentry Despite Constant Domestic Abuse – Mercy Aigbe

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe who recently dropped her estranged husband’s name, Gentry after the alleged domestic violence case which resulted in her being hospitalized with CT scan showing she suffered a fractured skull has revealed the reason behind her stay in the abusive relationship.

The actress who took to her social media page to share photos of herself in blood revealed that the several cases of physical violence she suffered from her husband, Lanre Gentry has affected her sight and caused her to bleed internally.

Ex- Lagos Chief Judge, Ayotunde Phillips elected into FIFA’s Ethics Adjudicatory body

Ex- Lagos State Chief Judge, Justice Ayotunde Phillips has been elected into FIFA’s Ethics Committee Adjudicatory Chamber.

The election which was revealed Thursday, said the Ex-Judge was elected to represent Africa at the FIFA Committee body.

Police Arrest Man Who Bought N4.5m Goods With Fake Bank Alert

A 33-year-old man, Babatunde Olaogun, was Wednesday paraded by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly sending fake bank alerts to his clients to defraud them.

Olaogun, who was arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), had earlier been arraigned for impersonating the state Governor to defraud a car dealer of three vehicles.

Two killed as Lagos hoodlums clash over woman

Pandemonium ensued on Tuesday at the Iyana Ipaja end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway as some hoodlums engaged themselves in a free-for-all during which two residents were reportedly killed.

Vehicles parked by the roadside were said to have been damaged, while some shops were looted by the rampaging hoodlums, who also dispossessed passersby of their personal effects.

Reps In Rowdy Session Over N51bn Allocation To SGF's Office

The House of Representatives was in a rowdy session this morning as lawmakers opened debate on the 2017 budget.

The rowdiness started immediately the attention of the lawmakers was drawn to the fact that N51bn had been allocated to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

Messi to wed longtime partner in June

The quiet streets of Arroyo Seco in Argentina will come to life on June 30 when Barcelona and Selección forward, Lionel Messi, wed his longtime partner Antonello Roccuzzo.

Messi met Antonella in their native city of Rosario in Argentina, where the ceremony will take place.

Paris Hilton's younger brother Conrad Hilton sent to psychiatric hospital after ranting in court

Paris Hilton's younger brother Conrad Hilton has been bailed to a psychiatric hospital after he was seen ranting during a court appearance on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old is accused of stealing a Bentley Continental from the house of an ex-girlfriend's father before driving to another home in the Hollywood Hills to find her.

Joshua plans Whyte grudge rematch

Joshua plans Whyte grudge rematch

Anthony Joshua and promoter Eddie Hearn took their team out for a celebratory meal to mark their famous win over Wladimir Klitschko and now wants a grudge rematch with Dillian Whyte.
No expense was spared as Joshua took his entire backroom team out for dinner at Smith & Wollensky restaurant in London.

Atletico Madrid will eventually win the Champions League – Torres

Atletico Madrid will eventually win the Champions League – Torres

Fernando Torres believes Atletico Madrid have taken a step towards one day winning the Champions League, despite losing to Real Madrid in the semi-finals.
After finding themselves 3-0 down following the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu last week, Atletico threatened to pull off an improbable comeback but could only manage a 2-1 win as they were eliminated 4-2 on aggregate.

Newcastle to give Benitez ‘every last penny’ for Premier League

Newcastle to give Benitez ‘every last penny’ for Premier League

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is set to be handed a significant summer transfer budget for the club’s return to the Premier League after productive talks with owner Mike Ashley.
The two men, along with managing director Lee Charnley, met on Tuesday to discuss the way forward after the club’s promotion back to the top flight as Championship title winners, amid speculation Benitez could walk away from the club less than 12 months after signing a three-year contract.

Kano Assembly raises panel to probe Sanusi over fresh claims

The Kano State House of Assembly yesterday raised an eight-man committee to investigate fresh allegations against the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Headed by the Chief Whip and member representing Warawa constituency, Labaran Abdul Masai, the panel is mandated to probe the alleged false claims made by the monarch against the state government to ridicule Governor Adullahi Umar Ganduje.

80-year-old Man With His Wife and Children Break Into Shop to Steal Food Items in Lagos

One Musa Akano, an 80-year-old man, his 45-year-old wife, Kehinde, their two children and one other person were on Wednesday brought before a Chief Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan, for alleged burglary and theft of food items from a shop.
According to Punch Metro, the accused were arraigned on a four-count charge ‎of conspiracy, burglary, stealing and receiving stolen goods.

Rogue NSCDC Officials Shoot, Rob Tanker Driver, Others in Broad Daylight

Some NSCDC operatives in Lagos State recenty attacked some road users over their refusal to grease their palms. 

Two employees of an oil firm in Lagos have been forced to pay heavily for refusing to give N5,000 bribe to some operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Command.

Delta State House of Assembly Speaker Impeached as Lawmakers Replaces Him

The Delta State House of Assembly Speaker has been impeached this Thursday morning after 22 out of the 29 members of the state's legislative assembly signed his sack letter. 

According to SaharaReporters, the Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Monday Igbuya, has been impeached this morning during a session of the state House of Assembly session. 

Late Deji Falae's Family Sues Airline, NCAA Over His Death

The family of former Ondo State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, the late Deji Falae, has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to hold that Associated Aviation Nigeria Ltd and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, were responsible for his death in an air crash through negligence.

Deji was the son of former Secretary to Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae.

Paul Pogba's Manchester United transfer being investigated by Fifa

Paul Pogba's Manchester United transfer being investigated by Fifa

Fifa has opened an investigation into the transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United, Fifa have confirmed.

The £89million paid by Jose Mourinho’s side was a world record fee, with the France international smashing the previous benchmark set by Cristiano Ronaldo’s move away from Old Trafford to Real Madrid.

Liverpool owners have assured me Coutinho will not go to Barcelona – Klopp

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said the owners have assured that Philippe Coutinho will not be sold this summer.
The Brazilian playmaker has been heavily linked with a transfer to Barcelona and reports in Spain suggests he is interested in moving to the Camp Nou.

Lagos Estate Chairman Locks RCCG Members Out Of Estate For Public Disturbance

The executives of osborn foreshore estates lock RCCG out of estate because they disturb them.

Why we’re making Yoruba language compulsory in Lagos schools – Obasa

Why we’re making Yoruba language compulsory in Lagos schools –  Obasa

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has explained that the need to preserve Yoruba language and culture from going into extinction was the main reason the House is promoting the Bill to make the teaching and learning compulsory of the language in all schools in the state.
Rt. Hon. Obasa made this disclosure on Wednesday at the Assembly complex in Ikeja at a public hearing organised by the Assembly’s Education Committee to create awareness on the Bill.

Magu, Soyinka Join Forces in the Fight Against Corruption

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and the Acting Chairman Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu has identified Child Creativity as an essential tool in the fight against corruption.

The duo acknowledged that children demonstrate acute awareness of what goes on around them as depicted in paintings and literary works displayed during the opening of 'A Thousand and One Faces of Corruption' exhibition, themed 'Enhance the Heritage, Advance the Future' which held penultimate Saturday at the Freedom Park, Lagos Island.

AIT Reporter, Nengi Finecountry is dead

Prolific journalist, award winning reporter with AIT, Nengi Finecountry, is dead. She was once a winner of Excellence award for Malaria Reporting. She reportedly died on Sunday. Details later…

Yakubu loses Bid to Upturn Forfeiture of $9.8m

Justice Z.B Abubakar of the Federal High Court Kano today May 10, 2017 dismissed an application brought before her by Former Group Managing Director of NNPC, Engineer Andrew Yakubu seeking for an order setting aside the interim forfeiture order of the 13th February 2017 made by the same court in respect of the sums of $9,772,000 (Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Seventy Two Thousand United States Dollars) and another sum £74,000 (Seventy Four Thousand Pound Sterling) found in the house of the former NNPC boss in Kaduna.

Diddy Combs leads race of Hollywood Hip Hop Moguls

Jay-Z, Diddy and Dr Dre, are miles ahead of their contemporaries in the net worth department. One of the trio will in 5-6 years hit the holy grail of hip hop: a billion dollar net worth.

But for now, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is in the clear lead in the three-man race.

The entrepreneur, worth $820 million, sits atop Forbes’ annual ranking of the world’s wealthiest hip hop artistes.

5,500 Nigerians to be deported from Libya & Mali

A total number of 5,500 Nigerians are set to  be deported from Mali and Libya, over various migration offences ranging from human trafficking, smuggling of migrants, and non possession of valid travel documents.

The first batch of 250 Nigerians from Libya will arrive the country today. An additional batch of 250 Nigerians  would also be deported from same countries next week . Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons , NAPTIP Julie Okah-Donli, made this disclosure yesterday, during her maiden visit at the agency’s zonal command in Lagos.

Two Nigerian Men shot dead in South Africa

The Nigeria Union in South Africa has said on Wednesday that two Nigerians have been shot dead in Western Cape Province of that country. Mr Mike Ibitoye, the Chairman of the Union`s chapter in the province said that the Nigerians were shot by unidentified assailants.

"Mr Ernest Ughakwesili, 42, native of Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, was shot in a night club by gunmen at Strand Area of Cape Town on Sunday. The assailants escaped after the shooting and the victim died before being rushed to the hospital," he said.

Man charged with murdering girlfriend says she choked to death on his penis

Man charged with murdering girlfriend says she choked to death on his penis

A man on trial for killing his girlfriend has claimed that she choked to death on his penis and now he wants to present it to the jury in evidence.
Richard Henry Patterson, 65, is accused of strangling Francisca Marguinez in Margate, Florida.

He claims that he has a large penis and she choked to death on it while performing oral sex.
He admits that he killed her, but denies that he did it deliberately and is to face trial for second-degree murder.