Monday, 15 May 2017

Married boxer robbed of his $40K watch while in a hotel room with scantily-clad women

A Mexican boxer, Julio César Chávez Jr., was allegedly robbed of his $40,000 watch while he 'celebrated' losing a match against Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas. The married boxer took to his hotel room soon after the loss to party with scantily clad women until the early hours of the morning but by the time the party was over, Julio was missing a few of his belongings.

French President, Emmanuel Macron names Edouard Philippe as Prime Minister

New French President Emmanuel Macron has named parliamentarian Edouard Philippe from the rightwing Republicans party as his first prime minister.

Photos: Femi Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman, others re-arraigned for N4.9bn money laundering

Former Aviation minister and former spokesperson of the PDP 2015 presidential campaign, Femi Fani-Kayode and a former Finance minister, Nenadi Usman  were today re-arraigned before Justice Ridwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The case was reassigned to Justice Aikawa after FFK protested that the case be withdrawn from the initial presiding judge, Justice Muslim Hassan.

Man prostrates to his fiance's mom after proposing to her

A man prostrated to thank his fiance's mom after proposing to her daughter. The man, Mario Ese thanked her for raising an amazing woman who is set to be his wife. He wrote; "I'm so thankful that you raised such an amazing woman who will soon be my wife. Please accept my Dab and "Dobale" offering"

Photos/Video: Angry man assaults taxi driver because he didn't stop his car to let him pass

An angry pedestrian battered a taxi driver in the city of Xiangtan, China, because the latter did not stop to let him pass. In a video recorded by a witness and shared online, the pedestrian started the one-sided fight. 

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger provides update on Alexis Sanchez injury

Arsene Wenger provides update on Alexis Sanchez injury

Arsene Wenger confirmed Alexis Sanchez asked to be taken off but expects him to return for Arsenal‘s next game after appearing to suffer a thigh injury during Saturday’s 4-1 win over Stoke.
The Chile international signaled to the bench shortly before scoring his second goal of the game as the Gunners kept alive their hopes of Champions League qualification.

Ex-Man City defender Demichelis to retire at end of season

Ex-Man City defender Demichelis to retire at end of season

Malaga defender Martin Demichelis will retire at the end of the season.
The 36-year-old left Manchester City last summer and joined Espanyol, before starting his second spell at Malaga in January.
His final game – if selected – will be Sunday’s home match against Real Madrid, who could win La Liga.

Jose Mourinho investigates possibility of re-signing Javier Hernandez

Jose Mourinho investigates possibility of re-signing Javier Hernandez

Jose Mourinho has investigated the possibility of re-signing Javier Hernandez this summer, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The Mexico international was sold to Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2015 for £7.3 million having previously spent a year on loan at Real Madrid.

Armed robbery suspects discharged after 11 years in prison custody

Justice Adegbola Gbolagunte on Monday discharged Abideen Alasela and Tope Mustapha due to the failure of the prosecution to present witnesses against them.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the defendants had been in prison custody since 2006 on a four-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery, with others still at large.

South Africa ‘working on scrapping visa for all African citizens’

South Africa is working towards allowing all African citizens to enter the country without visas – but at first “trusted travellers” like diplomats, officials, academics, business people and students will be the only ones to benefit.
The Department of Home Affairs outlines the steps that will be taken towards scrapping visa requirements in its latest White Paper on International Migration, which was adopted by cabinet six weeks ago but not made public yet.

This has been my ‘best season’ since arriving at Barca – Neymar

This has been my ‘best season’ since arriving at Barca – Neymar

Barcelona forward Neymar has told France Football that he is currently enjoying his best campaign yet at the Catalan club.
Neymar, 25, hit a hat trick on Sunday as Barca beat Las Palmas 4-1 to keep them in the hunt for the La Liga title.

Court dissolves marriage over wife desertion of matrimonial home

Court dissolves marriage over wife desertion of matrimonial home

An Aba-la-Ohazu Customary Court in Aba South LGA of Abia, has dissolved the marriage between James Nnanna and his wife, Jane on grounds of `willful desertion of the matrimonial home’ by the wife.
James, the petitioner, told the court that his wife was quarrelsome and nagging, adding that her bad attitude had caused him untold hardship and great inconveniences.

Nigerian arrested for dating scam in India

Nigerian arrested for dating scam in India

A Nigerian man is among an international dating fraud gang nabbed in Jaipur, India.
Police officials said that the gang committed at least 14 frauds in the past 10 days.
Trouble started for the group after police checked one of the accused man’s bank account and found transaction of more than Rs 10 lakh in this period.

Buhari’s Anti-corruption War Is Sensational, Not Sincere – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has explained why the current fight against corruption has not “yielded much success” because it is rippled with sensationalism.

Speaking in Abuja at the ‎launch of ‘Antidotes for Corruption: The Nigerian Story’, a book written by Dino Melaye, a senator from Kogi west, the senate president advised that fight against corruption be focused on deterrence and not punishment.

Southampton not out for EFL Cup revenge against Man United – Puel

Southampton not out for EFL Cup revenge against Man United – Puel

Southampton manager Claude Puel says the club’s midweek Premier League clash against Manchester United should not be billed as a revenge mission following their EFL Cup final defeat in February.
Southampton welcome Jose Mourinho’s men to St Mary’s on Wednesday in a rematch of their five-goal thriller at Wembley, when United went on to win 3-2.

Girl drags father to court for delaying her marriage

Girl drags father to court for delaying her marriage

A 23-year-old spinster, Khadija Ibrahim, on Monday, sued her father, Ibrahim Bassa, before at an Upper Area Court, Karu, Abuja for not allowing her to marry a man of her choice.
She told the court that she had a suitor, who was willing to marry her but her father had refused to give his consent to her request for marriage.
“He has refused to grant my request for marriage and he has also not given me a satisfactory explanation to that effect.

President Buhari rumoured dead again – Presidency Reacts

The Senior Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has reacted to the news making the rounds that the president is in serious life threatening situation.
The Presidential aide said this in series of tweets, yesterday, May 14.

Victor Moses named Opera brand ambassador in Africa

Opera ( is kicking off a partnership with football professional Victor Moses, Chelsea starter and Nigerian national team star player. Moses will be the brand ambassador of Opera Mini, the most popular browser in Africa.

Starting today, Moses will be featured in the new Opera Mini TV commercial as well as a range of collaborative projects extending throughout 2018.

Court jails fake prophet 25 years for impersonation

An Ota Magistrates' Court has sentenced a 32-year-old man, Lukman Yaya, to 25 months’ imprisonment for impersonation and stealing.

The senior magistrate, Mr S. O.Banwo, in his ruling did not give the convict any option of fine. Yaya, whose address was not disclosed in court, pleaded guilty to the two-count charge of impersonation and stealing.

Woman Locks Up Her Step-Children In A Room To Starve To Death In Kano

3 children have been rescued, after they were reportedly locked up in a room by their step-mother to starve to death. It is alleged that this occurred after the children’s dad, traveled out of the state for an event.

Banks post N61bn extra profit despite recession in 2016

Despite the economic headwinds that slowed down growth in country, banks quoted in the Nigerian Stock Exchange posted a cumulative N504bn profits in 2016, an increase of N61.3bn ( equivalent to 13.8 per cent) over the N443bn recorded  in 2015.

Daily Trust analysis of financial statements of 16 banks with the exception of Skye Bank Plc, whose full year 2016 financial statement is still being expected at the NSE, shows that the cumulative gross earning (revenue) of the banks grew from N3.6tr to N3.7tr.  The banks recorded an increase in earnings of N88.3bn, representing a 2.4 per cent growth.

Arsene Wenger begs Arsenal fans to ignore boycott calls

Arsene Wenger begs Arsenal fans to ignore boycott calls

Arsene Wenger has called on Arsenal fans to turn out in force for Tuesday’s game against Sunderland rather than take part in a boycott designed to hasten his removal as manager of the London giants.
The veteran French boss has still to announce if he will be staying at the Emirates Stadium when his current contract expires at the end of the season.

Russia has nothing to do with cyberattack – Putin

Russia has nothing to do with cyberattack – Putin

Russia had nothing to do with a massive global cyberattack, President Vladimir Putin said Monday, calling for urgent consultations on countering the hackers.
Hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries have been hit by the ransomware attack, which has been described as the largest-ever of its kind.

Saudi Arabia, Russia push to extend oil output cuts till 2018

Saudi Arabia, Russia push to extend oil output cuts till 2018

Saudi Arabia and Russia, on Monday, agreed on the need to extend oil output cuts for a further nine months until March 2018 to rein in a global crude glut, pushing up prices.
The world’s two top oil producers made the announcement in a joint statement that followed an earlier meeting ahead of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) next official meeting on May 25.

Coutinho ‘happy’ with Barca link but focused on Liverpool success

Coutinho ‘happy’ with Barca link but focused on Liverpool success

Philippe Coutinho has told ESPN Brasil he is “happy to know” that Barcelona are interested in signing him but for now he is focused on helping Liverpool to qualify for the Champions League.
Coutinho, 24, took his tally for the Premier League season to 12 goals and seven assists with a fine performance in Liverpool’s 4-0 win against West Ham on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp’s side now need only to beat relegated Middlesbrough on the final day of the season to confirm a top-four finish.

Alexis has become complete player at Arsenal – Wenger

Alexis has become complete player at Arsenal – Wenger

Alexis Sanchez has developed into a “special” all-round forward while at Arsenal, according to boss Arsene Wenger.
Chile star Alexis netted his 26th goal in all competitions this season in the 4-1 rout of Stoke City on Saturday, while his exquisite pass for Mesut Ozil to score established him as the only player to have double figures in the Premier League for goals and assists this term.

Lagos ‘drug dealer’ forfeits nine houses to FG

Nine houses belonging to Funmilola Arike Ogbuaya, a Lagos socialite, have been forfeited to the federal government over allegations of drug dealing.

According to NewsMakers, an online medium, this followed the order of a federal high court in Lagos over the weekend.
Known in social circles as Ariket, Ogbuaya will “temporarily” forfeit the identified property to the federal government.

Google to now remove ads from pages that violate AdSense policies without sanctioning website

Google to now remove ads from pages that violate AdSense policies without sanctioning website

Google is introducing a handful of updates to its programmatic ad sales platform, AdSense, as the internet giant looks to appease publishers by offering more transparency over how it responds to policy violations.
For the uninitiated, Google AdSense enables online publishers to serve advertisements alongside their content, ads that are targeted to suit the specific theme and audience of any given website.

ISIS executes 145 civilians, hang bodies on poles

ISIS executes 145 civilians, hang bodies on poles

The ISIS has executed more than 145 civilians for trying to flee the western part of the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to official.
The official said on Saturday that the civilians from al-Zanjili neighbourhood in western Mosul were executed after they were caught attempting to escape.

I put trophies above finishing top four – Mourinho takes swipe at Wenger

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has taken a thinly veiled swipe at his Arsenal counterpart, Arsene Wenger, insisting he will always put trophies ahead of finishing in the top four.
Mourinho was speaking after their 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur, saw their chances of finishing in the top four effectively ended.

Anthony Joshua shares photos of his son

World Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, has taken to social media to share a photo of his son Joseph, who he welcomed with a pole dancing teacher, Nicole Osbourne, whom he had been dating on and off since High school.

Champions League glory a ‘big target’ for Chelsea in 2017-18 – Fabregas

Champions League glory a ‘big target’ for Chelsea in 2017-18 – Fabregas

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is confident his side can be a force on their return to the Champions League next season.
Chelsea, who won the Champions League in 2011-12, failed to qualify for this season’s European competition after finishing 10th in the 2015-16 campaign.
But, having secured Premier League glory this time around, Antonio Conte’s side will play against Europe’s elite in 2017-18.

Next season will be a ‘different story’ – Wenger warns Chelsea

Next season will be a ‘different story’ – Wenger warns Chelsea

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stressed it will be a “different story” for Premier League champions Chelsea next season when they have European football added to their schedule.
Antonio Conte’s side secured the title on Friday night with a 1-0 victory at West Brom.
Wenger has congratulated the Blues on their success — while also pointing out it makes it two straight years that the league has been won by a club not playing in Europe that season, Leicester having done so in 2015-16.

Four Chibok girls’ babies in our custody – FG

Four Chibok girls’ babies in our custody – FG

The federal government has confirmed that it has four babies born by the female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, who were kidnapped from their school dormitory three years ago by Boko Haram insurgents, in its custody.
Making this known yesterday, the government also opened up on the rehabilitation and reintegration programmes it is providing for the 106 Chibok schoolgirls who were either freed or had escaped from their captors, adding that it has concluded arrangements to reunite the 82 girls who were released recently with their parents this week.

Malaysia seizes 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar

Malaysia seizes 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar

Malaysian authorities said Monday that they have seized 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar worth 1.2 million ringgit ($276,721), in the latest heist of illegal wildlife and animal parts being smuggled into the country.
Deputy customs director Abdull Wahid Sulong said that 325 Indian Star tortoises and five Ploughshare tortoises were packed into five boxes and labeled as stones. He said the live tortoises, usually kept as pets, arrived via Etihad Airways from Antanaviro Airport in Madagascar on Sunday.

Global cyberattack alert as experts warn of more havoc

Global cyberattack alert as experts warn of more havoc

Government offices, banks and hospitals around the world are bracing themselves for a possible repeat of Friday’s global cyber attack, while tech giant Microsoft pinned blame on the US government for not disclosing more software vulnerabilities.
Cyber security experts said the spread of the worm dubbed WannaCry – “ransomware” that locked up more than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries – had slowed but that the respite might only be brief amid fears it could cause new havoc on Monday when employees return to work.

Mahrez ‘feels appreciated’ at Leicester City – Shakespeare

Mahrez ‘feels appreciated’ at Leicester City – Shakespeare

Craig Shakespeare wants to show Riyad Mahrez how much Leicester value him but insists he will not “pander” to anybody as transfer speculation begins to crank up.
Mahrez was PFA player of the year in the Foxes’ unforgettable Premier League title win last season but, like the team as a whole, has failed to hit the same heights this term.

Roma loss ‘will be a wake-up call’ for Coppa Italia final – Allegri

Roma loss ‘will be a wake-up call’ for Coppa Italia final – Allegri

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri believes the 3-1 defeat at Roma will act as a good wake-up call for his side.
The Serie A leaders needed just a point to secure a sixth straight Scudetto with two matches left to play.

Man sets himself on fire while recording on Facebook live

A Tennessee man, Jared McLemore, 33, died after setting himself on fire on Facebook Live. Police said they arrived at Murphy's Bar in Midtown Memphis on Saturday night and discovered the man severely burned. The man reportedly doused himself in kerosene while recording live, lit himself with a lighter in his hand and then ran into the bar. 

Kevin Hart and wife, Eniko are expecting their first child together

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart is expecting his first child with wife, Eniko Hart and they are expecting a boy. Kevin took to his IG page to wish Eniko a Happy Mother's day and to announce her pregnancy. He shared several photos on his page and wrote:

Check out the top 15 Countries that have the most Millionaires

According to a Credit Suisse's Global Wealth report, these 15 countries have the highest number of millionaires out pf the 195 countries in the world. The US ranks top with 15.7 million people that are millionaires, UK follows with 2.4 million people and Turkey completes the list at the 15th position with 74,000 millionaires.

Photos: Olu Maintain’s Manager Involved In A Car Accident In Lekki

Olu Maintain’s manager, Jason Amusa is still in shock after a truck lost control and rammed into his Honda from the side. He narrowly escaped the impact but his car was totaled. Narrating the ordeal to LIB, Jason said:

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool can handle the pressure of top-four race

Jurgen Klopp sends determined message to Man City, Man United and Arsenal

Jurgen Klopp is confident Liverpool will thrive under the pressure as the race to secure a Champions League position heats up.

Ahead of this weekend’s round of Premier League fixtures, the Reds are third in the table – three and four points ahead of Manchester City and Man United respectively.

Liverpool suffered a disappointing defeat at home to Crystal Palace two weeks ago but responded with a hard-fought win over Watford on Monday evening.
‘Since I have been here we had one semi-final defeat,’ Klopp, who welcomes Southampton to Anfield on Sunday, said.

‘I regret dating Seun Egbegbe and I will never date anybody in the film industry’ -Toyin Aimakhu

In an emotional chat with Big Brother Naija 2017 host  Ebuka Uchendu on his ‘rubbin minds’ show on Channels TV, Nollywood actress, Toyi Aimakhu, revealed that she regrets her relationship with filmmaker, Seun Egbegbe, who is currently facing criminal charges of stealing.
She further revealed that she will never date anybody in the film industry again, as she also said she feels she’s unlucky when it comes to love.

Micheal Keane agrees personal terms with Liverpool

Liverpool agree personal terms with Chelsea's £25m transfer target

Liverpool are reportedly on the cusp on beating Manchester United and Chelsea to the signing of Burnley defender Michael Keane.
Keane, 24, has impressed across three seasons at Turf Moor and his performances in the Premier League this term have put a number of top sides on red alert ahead of the summer transfer window.

Suspected herdsmen kill 21 in Niger village

Suspected herdsmen kill 21 in Niger village

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on Sunday lunched an early morning attack on a community mosque in Etogi community, Gbara ward, in Mokwa local government area of Niger state killing 21 villagers, including the Imam of the Mosque.
The attack occurred when the villagers were observing their early morning prayers on Sunday. some women and children sustained various degrees of injuries.

International sportsman investigated by police 'for infecting lover with HIV'

International sportsman investigated by police 'for infecting lover with HIV'

An international sportsman is being investigated by police over claims he knowingly infected a former partner with HIV.
Thames Valley Police officers are looking into allegations of grievous bodily harm after his former lover contacted them when the pair broke up.

A spokesman said no one has been arrested in connection with the investigation and that enquiries are ongoing.

Photos of two Nigerians beaten and almost murdered by South Africans

Though what led to the assault was not stated in his post, but a Facebook user, Ugo Martin, has taken to the platform to share photos of two Nigerian guys who were almost murdered by South Africans. He further disclosed that the assaulted guys, were saved by the Police.

Here's what he wrote;

4-Year-Old girl Died After She Accidentally Hanged Herself With Headband Copying Cartoon Character

Parents of a four-year-old a girl accidentally hanged herself with a headband are sharing their heart-breaking story to help other grieving families cope. Tragic Paige Brown would have turned 13 last August.

But on New Year’s Day nine years ago, doting father Phil Brown found his beloved little girl hanging from the headband she had excitedly unwrapped for Christmas just a few days before.