Wednesday, 17 May 2017

CBN New Signee Yung L, Along With Skales & Producer Chopsticks Gets International Recognition From Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj recently posted on her Instagram, the Afro-smash remix of Major Lazer’s RUN UP feat. Nigerian artistes Yung L, Skales and producer Chopstix, the video was shot by Stanzvisuals.

Photos: MI Abaga Visits Jay Z's Roc Nation

MI also known as Mr. Incredible, is one of the most celebrated artistes in Nigeria and definitely one of the best in the music scene. His début album titled “Talk About It” released 2008, swept across Africa and the rest of the world leaving marks that can never be erased. He has been a strong pillar behind Chocolate City which introduced Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz and a host of others into the music world.

Two whistle blowers docked for providing false information

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday arraigned the duo of Buhari Fannami and Ba-Kura Abdullahi on two separate one count charge before Justice M. T Salihu of the Federal High Court Maiduguri, for allegedly giving false information to the agency under the whistle blowing policy.
Mr. Fannamit had misled the EFCC with the information about illegally acquired monies purportedly buried at the residence of one Ba’a Lawan but the information turned out to be false after the execution of a search warrant.

More Nigerians accepting Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals – Poll

The acceptance rate of Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals among Nigerians is on the rise according to a latest survey by NOIPolls, a premier organisation for country specific polling services in West Africa.
Commissioned by The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), a non-profit organization working to protect the rights of sexual minorities, the Social Perception Survey on Lesbian, Gays and Bisexual Rights report showed a rise in family acceptance from 11 per cent in 2015 to 13 per cent in 2017.

Meet the man who brokered the deal to release the Chibok girls and how he did it

Zannah Mustapha is the 57-year-old lawyer who brokered the release of 82 women captured by Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram, BBC news reports.
Novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani in this report by BBC profiles the lawyer who recounted how the breakthrough was accomplished. “One of about seven Boko Haram militants, who accompanied them, went from woman to woman asking: “Throughout the time you were with us, did anyone rape you or touch you?” Mr Mustapha said, adding that each of them replied in the negative.

My family not from Benin - Musiliu Obanikoro

Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, yesterday, refuted claims that his progenitor, Obanikoro of Lagos, was not from Bini Kingdom, Edo State. 

Setting the records striaght, the former Minister clarified that the legendary Obanikoro was an Awori from Idiluwo-Ile in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos. 

Court Convicts Man for N.3m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today May 17, 2017 secured the conviction of one Basil Njiogu before Justice Aisha Mahmud of the Kano State High Court on one count charge of cheating. 

Chelsea stars offered prize to West Ham players for beating Tottenham

EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea stars offered prize to West Ham players for beating Tottenham

The Chelsea squad may soon be using some of their Premier League prize money to pay for a slap-up meal for West Ham’s players, with James Collins revealing he and his team-mates were given an extra incentive to beat Tottenham.
The Hammers recorded a 1-0 victory over fierce local rivals Spurs earlier this month to halt their title charge – and end a nine-game winning run – with Chelsea wrapping up the title just a week later thanks to wins over Middlesbrough and West Brom.

Corruption Gets A Boost At Dino Melaye’s Book Launch

On Monday, 15 May 2017, Mr. Dino Melaye gathered birds of identical plumage in Abuja to launch his book titled: Antidotes for Corruption. 

Among his crowd of invitees is Mrs. Patience Jonathan, who represents corruption from the crown of her head to the soles of her feet. Of course, the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki who is facing charges at CCT graced the occasion. 

Benue will prosecute anyone who blows whistle without evidence – Ortom

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has spoken further on his call to persons who had corruption allegation against his government to expose it.
He warned that such persons should be ready provide concrete evidence to back up their claim or face prosecution.
Ortom spoke on Tuesday after a private meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, at the presidential villa in Abuja.

Wizkid lands seven Billboard Music Awards nominations

Courtesy of his feature on Drake’s ‘One Dance’, Nigerian pop star Wizkid is eligible for seven Billboard Music Awards.
Wizkid served as a featured artiste on the commercially successful 2016 song which he also co-produced.

Dino Melaye is a liar, professional blackmailer – Governor Bello

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has denied that he is after the life of Senator representing the Western part of the state, Dino Melaye.
He described Melaye as a liar and professional blackmailer‎.
Recall that the lawmaker had recently escaped assassination in his hometown of Okun area of the state.

Wealth of five richest Nigerians can end poverty – Oxfam

The Inequality report released by Oxfam International, on Wednesday, revealed that the combined wealth of five richest Nigerians put at $29.9bn could end extreme poverty in the country.

The report, entitled ‘Inequality in Nigeria, Exploring the Drivers and obtained in Abuja, exposed the large and growing gap between the rich and poor in Nigeria.

Police Place N30m Bounty On Notorious Kidnap Kingpin, Evans

Police in Lagos, yesterday, placed a N30 million bounty on the head of wanted notorious kidnapper, identified simply as Evans.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, told newsmen yesterday, “we are encouraging Nigerians to blow the whistle on this kidnapper.

Top Republicans might be reaching their breaking point with Trump

The Republicans are privately beginning to worry that they may have to one day sit in judgement of Trump, or that more damaging information from Comey could force the president to step down. 
Hours after Tuesday’s report by The Times, there was a shift among congressional Republicans, who until now have resisted criticising Trump, or holding him accountable for all his actions.

Driver in court over rape, impregnating neighbour’s daughter

A 42-year-old driver who allegedly raped and got his neighbour’s daughter pregnant was on Wednesday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The accused, Jimoh Adeola, a resident of 4, Omodara Avenue, Iju Ishaga area of Lagos, is facing a charge of sexual assault.

Osinbajo can't replace Buhari if he dies – Northern elders

Chairman of Northern Elders Forum, Professor Ango Abdullahi, has insisted that if President Muhammadu Buhari’s dies, and is not re-elected in 2019, power must remain in the north.
Abdullahi stressed that the region must be allowed to field a presidential candidate through the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019 should Buhari fail to seek re-election.

Adeleke: Family threatens to sue LAUTECH CMD

The family of Senator Isiaka Adeleke, has vowed to sue the Chief Medical Director of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo , Prof. Akeem Lasisi, and other medical practitioners for alleged unprofessional conduct in handling the report of the autopsy ordered by the family into the death of the Senator.

Osinbajo condemns mutiny in Cote d’Ivoire amid similar fears in Nigeria

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria condemned in strong terms the recent developments in Cote d’Ivoire in which a small fraction of the country’s Armed Forces mutinied against the Government.
This is contained in a statement by Laolu Akande, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.

Putin ‘ready to provide recording’ of Lavrov-Trump exchange

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump did not pass any secrets onto Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting in Washington on May 9 and that he could prove it.

Speaking at a news conference alongside Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Putin quipped that Lavrov had not passed what he said were the non-existent secrets onto him either.

Med-View kicked off the safety list for Europe

All air carriers from Benin and Mozambique were removed from the EU Air Safety List, while four individual airlines, one each from Nigeria, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe, were added.
Today the European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of non-European airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. The EU Air Safety List seeks to ensure the highest level of air safety for European citizens, which is a top priority of the Aviation Strategyadopted by the Commission in December 2015.

Another South African Girl's Mutilated Body Found By The Police

The body of a young woman who was found murdered with her private parts removed, has been discovered byPolicemen in Mmakaunyane, North West South Africa, whom are trying to identify who the deceased is.
 Constable Thembi Nowathe, a South African Police P.R said police are asking the public’s help in identifying the woman whose body was found in a dense bush last Thursday.

Police arrest 2 over killing of Enugu State deputy governor’s orderly

The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested two suspected bandits responsible for the killing of Sgt. Helen Sunday, the orderly of Enugu State Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo.
A statement by the Spokesman of the command, SP Ebere Amaraizu, issued in Enugu on Wednesday, said the arrest was effected by the Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the command.

Mazzarri to leave Watford this weekend

Walter Mazzarri will leave Watford at the end of the season, the Premier League club have announced.
“After the board discussed with Walter Mazzarri the club’s future goals and aspirations, it was decided he will be stepping down from his position as the club’s Head Coach after the final game of the 2016/17 season,” Watford chairman Scott Duxbury said in a statement.
“We thank Walter and his staff for the contribution they have made to Watford Football Club over the past year.”

Uefa explain why the Europa League Final will see a change to its trophy presentations

However, about ten years ago, this changed. Someone decided to go back to the more traditional presentation method, where the winning team was presented with the trophy in the stands.
Now though, ahead of next week’s Europa League final between Manchester United and Ajax, Uefa have announced that all of their major trophy presentations will return to the pitch. Purpose-built on-field stages have been prepared for the Europa League final in Stockholm and Cardiff’s Champions League Final, which takes place the following Saturday.

70 year old man spotted writing JAMB today in Ondo State

An old aged man has been spotted sitting for the 2017 UTME Examination. The grandfather who should be in his early 70’s was spotted writing the exam at MIS Adeyemi College of Education in Ondo State today.

Mixed reactions have trailed the picture, as the questions on everyone’s lips is “Why?.. What could he possible need the Jamb Results For at this age?”.

Guardiola tells Man City some home truths

Guardiola tells Man City some home truths

Pep Guardiola said Manchester City’s home form must improve next season if they are to challenge for honours after they beat West Bromwich Albion in their last home game.
Guardiola’s first season in English football will end at Watford on Sunday with the Catalan failing to win silverware for the first time in his stellar managerial career.

Sudan’s Bashir invited to Trump summit in Saudi Arabia

Sudan’s Bashir invited to Trump summit in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has invited Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for alleged war crimes, to a summit with US President Donald Trump and Arab and Muslim leaders, a Saudi official said on Wednesday.
“He [Bashir] is invited,” the official told AFP without saying whether the Sudanese leader would attend the top-level talks on Sunday.

‘Prophet’ arraigned for possessing human skull

‘Prophet’ arraigned for possessing human skull

A 55-year-old man was on Tuesday arraigned before an Iyaganku Magistrate’s Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, for being in possession of a human skull.
According to the charge sheet, with number, Mi/1731c/2017, the accused, Isaiah Alimi, who claimed to be a prophet, was arraigned on one count of unlawful possession.
The prosecutor, Mr Sunday Ogunremi, told the court that the accused, on May 5, 2017, at about 9.10pm on Sango Road in Ibadan Magisterial District, did unlawfully had in his possession, one human skull.

Coutinho suited to deeper Liverpool role – Mignolet

Coutinho suited to deeper Liverpool role – Mignolet

Simon Mignolet has called on Philippe Coutinho to continue thriving in a deeper role after the Brazil international produced a man-of-the-match display against West Ham United from central midfield on the weekend.
Coutinho, who has mainly operated as a left forward this season, lined up in a midfield diamond at the London Stadium, scoring twice and providing the assist for the opening goal in a 4-0 win.

I don’t regret walking out of my marriage – Ini Edo

I don’t regret walking out of my marriage – Ini Edo

Nollywood actress Ini Edo said she is happy to have divorced her husband
Ini Edo got married to an American based businessman, Phillip in 2008.
She allegedly walked out of the marriage in September, 2014 following accusations of domestic violence and cheating.

Nigerian Footballer, Alex Iwobi Gets Dumped by Girlfriend of 4 years

Nigerian footballer, Alexander Chuka "Alex" Iwobi  just got dumped by his girlfriend of 4 years, Clarisse Juliette. The UK based model who usually gushes about Alex and constantly shares his photos have not done that in a while.

The former couple has however deleted each other’s photos from their social media pages.The only photo of Iwobi on Juliette’s Instagram page, has the 21-year-old Arsenal star cropped out. They are also no longer following each other on Instagram.

Police arrests Fake Soldier, Navy robbing Motorist in Lagos

A suspected fake naval rating, Kingsley Chukwueke, and his accomplice fake soldier, Chidi Ibrahim has been arrested by policemen from the Zone 2 Command, Lagos, for allegedly robbing a motorist.

Chukwueke, Ibrahim and a tailor, Alaba Akanni, were paraded at the Zone 2 Command, Onikan, on Tuesday.

The operatives attached to the command were on a routine patrol along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway penultimate Saturday, when the suspects were caught robbing their victim, a trader in Idumota.

Kano raises alarm over child rape

The Kano state government has raised the alarm over the high number of rapes against minors. Police say that they have recorded more than 100 cases of rape against people under the age of 18 since the beginning of the year.

EFCC re-arraigns Bamanga Tukur’s son, others over alleged N3.1bn fraud

EFCC re-arraigns Bamanga Tukur’s son, others over alleged N3.1bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday re-arraigned the son of a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, Mahmud; and the son of the late Ibadan multibillionaire, Chief Alao Arisekola, Abdullahi, for conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretence and uttering.
Also arraigned on 38 counts before a Lagos State High Court on Tuesday were Ochonogor Alex and the companies of the defendants, Eterna Plc, Axenergy Limited and Star Inspection Services Nigeria Limited.

Crystal Palace to begin talks with Liverpool over Mamadou Sakho

Crystal Palace to begin talks with Liverpool over Mamadou Sakho

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has confirmed the club will hold negotiations over the possible permanent signing of Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho.
Sakho, 27, signed for Palace on loan in January and impressed during his eight Premier League appearances as the club avoided relegation.

Antonio Cromartie’s Wife Announces She’s Pregnant With His 14th Child

Former Jets star, Antonio Cromartie and his wife, Terricka Cromartie, are expecting their 6th child together, but Antonio’s fourteenth child. This will be their third child after he announced he had a vasectomy in 2011.

Super Eagles Star, Wilfred Ndidi Named Leicester City's Young Player of the Year

Nigerian international, Wilfred Ndidi has made the country proud in Europe with a stunning award in his English club side.

Despite only joining Leicester City in January, Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Oyinye Ndidi has been named Leicester City's 2017 Young Player of the Year.

We need favour from Middlesbrough, Watford to finish in top four – Wenger

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, says Arsenal still have a “good chance” of finishing in top four, if other teams fight on the last day of the season.
Wenger was speaking after Alexis Sanchez’s double secured a 2-0 win over Sunderland on Tuesday night at a half-empty Emirates Stadium.

Six-year-old Thai-Italian Twins ‘Marry’ to Ensure They Have a Long Happy Life

Six year old twins with Thai and Italian parents married in a ceremony in Songkhla in the south of Thailand on May 4th, 2017.

According to Indian local beliefs, the practice will bring good luck to both them and the family, ensuring they will always be together and have a long and happy life.

Divorced Couples Now Pose for ‘Happy Divorce Selfies’ to Mark End of Their Marriage

The common notion is that divorces are bitter and lead to hostility and acrimony, but more and more couples are proving it doesn’t have to be so malicious by sharing happy photos of themselves just after finalizing their divorce.

Divorce selfies are becoming popular over the past few years with couples taking to Instagram to share photos of their last moment together, and it’s becoming palpable this trend has come to stay.

Two Teenage Girls Lure Their Best Friend to a Remote Area and Murder Her By Stabbing Her 50 times Just to Protect a Secret

The story of two teenage girls who lured their best friend from home and murdered her by stabbing her 50 times is examined in an episode of CBS crime series ‘Teens Who Kill’.
Skylar Neese, a student from Morgantown, West Virginia, vanished on July 5 2012 after she sneaked out of her parents home to meet her friends; Rachel Shoaf and Sheila Eddy.

Musim cleric, his wife and four children stabbed to death in Ogun

A 35 year old Muslim cleric, Sheik Yusuf Amzat-Salam, his wife and four children have been stabbed to death by unknown assailants at their home at the Atiba area of Odogbolu Local Government Area in Ogun state today May 16th. According to the state police command, Sheik Amzat-Salam, his wife, their 11 year old daughter, eight year old set of twin boys and their last child, a 2 year old daughter, were found in the pool of their blood with serious stab wounds.

Male feminist YouTuber arrested for killing female Co-Host

A YouTuber, 29-year-old Aleksandr Kolpakov, better known as “RDP” or Skeptic Feminist on social media, was arrested by police and is currently being held in Mesa County, Colorado jail on suspicion of second-degree murder. Kolpakov has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his female YouTube co-host.

Man takes mom's severed head to store on Mother's Day

Police in Oregon say a man entered a grocery store over the weekend while carrying the severed head of his mother before allegedly stabbing a cashier seven times. 

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office arrested 36-year-old Josh Webb and charged him with murder and attempted murder after the horrific scene unfolded at the Estacada Thriftway outside Portland.

Photos: Two fake Naval officers arrested in Lagos State

Operatives of the X-squad unit of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two fake Naval officers and their accomplice, a tailor who makes their fake uniform.

The suspects, identified as Chukwueke Kingsley 26, Chidi Ibrahim 25 and Alaba Akanni 20 were paraded this morning at the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos by Dolapo Badmus, the Zonal PPRO in charge of Lagos and Ogun State.

Instagram launches Snapchat-like 'Face Filter'

Instagram has introduced face filters in the camera, which they say is. This was announced in a statement. "An easy way to turn an ordinary selfie into something fun and entertaining. Whether you’re sitting on the couch at home or you’re out and about, you can use face filters to express yourself and have playful conversations with friends.".

"From math equations swirling around your head to furry koala ears that move and twitch, you can transform into a variety of characters that make you smile or laugh. To see our initial set of eight face filters, simply open the camera and tap the new face icon in the bottom right corner.

PDP crisis: Makarfi group advises aspirants to defect

The division in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got to a head yesterday, with the Ahmed Makarfi group telling its supporters to seek other platforms for their ambitions.
The group is battling for the soul of the former ruling party with the Ali Modu Sheriff court-backed leadership. The Supreme Court is to settle the crisis.

Ozil enjoying his new position, Wenger claims

Arsene Wenger believes Mesut Ozil has blossomed in his new Arsenal role after starring in their impressive victory away to Stoke City.Ozil scored with an impressive chip during the Gunners’ 4-1 win on Saturday as his team continued their strong run of results since switching to a 3-4-3 system.
The formation sees the Germany international and Alexis Sanchez line up behind a lone striker, Olivier Giroud against Stoke, and the trio combined to score all four of Arsenal’s goals at the bet365 Stadium.