Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Mbappe admits Zidane admiration amid transfer speculation

France starlet Kylian Mbappe has admitted he used to dream about Zinedine Zidane amid speculation he could soon find himself playing under the French legend at Real Madrid.
“The player made me dream, and still does when I see certain videos,” said Mbappe when asked about Zidane, who won 108 caps for Les Bleus, starring as they won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.

Mahrez asks to leave Leicester

Riyad Mahrez, one of the inspirations behind Leicester City’s fairytale Premier League title triumph, has told the club he wants to leave, he said in a statement released on Tuesday.
“Out of the huge admiration and respect I hold for Leicester City Football Club I wanted to be totally honest and transparent with them and have therefore informed the club that I feel now is the time for me to move on,” Mahrez said in a statement sent to various media outlets.

United ranked as Europe’s most valuable club

Manchester United have been rated as Europe’s most valuable club by a new report into the financial muscle of the continent’s top teams.
The report by professional services firm KPMG looked at the finances of 39 clubs based on their popularity on social media channels, revenues for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, and success in European competitions.

Why I didn’t contest APC primary against Buhari – Saraki

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said that he didn’t contest in the 2014 presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, which produced Muhammadu Buhari as the party’s flag bearer.

Mr. Saraki, in a statement issued on Wednesday by his spokesperson, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said he decided to support Mr. Buhari when the latter indicated interest to run for president.

Police arrest suspected kidnappers of Lagos school students

The Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, says it has arrested three suspects in connection with the kidnap of six students of Model College, Igbonla, Lagos.

He said the suspects were arrested on Tuesday in Benin.

DSS recaptures Nollywood actress who escaped from prison after being sentenced to death

A condemned prisoner, Rabi Ismail, who escaped from lawful custody in Hadejia Prison on December 16, 2011, has been recaptured by the Intelligence Unit of the Nigerian Prisons Service with the support of men of the State Security Service, SSS.
According to DailyNigeria, The prisoner bearing number k/22c Rabi Ismail was sentenced to death by hanging for culpable homicide by a High Court in Kano on the 5th of January, 2005.

Man shot dead in a case of mistaken identity

A man was shot three times in the head in what is believed to be a case of mistaken identity. The shooting, which happened outside a suspected drug den in Bonteheuwel on Monday night, is believed to have been gang-related.

26-year-old Sherwyn Roberts had been standing in front of the gate when three gunmen walked up to him and shot at him continuously, with three of the shots landing on his head.

Man City set Guardiola treble target

Pep Guardiola has been challenged to win the treble by Manchester City ’ s ambitious owners as the Premier League club aim to bounce back from a disappointing campaign.

Guardiola ’ s first season with City was a damp squib as they ended without a trophy after failing to push for the title and crashing out of the Champions League in the last 16 .

City also fell short in the FA and League Cups in a rare season of underachievement for Guardiola , who was a serial trophy winner during his spells in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

House Of Reps Member Kidnapped

A Kano State member of the Federal House of Representatives, Garba Durbunde, who represents Sumaila/Takai federal constituency of have been kidnapped, according to unconfirmed sources.

According to Premium Times, Durbunde was kidnapped along Kaduna- Jere road on Tuesday while on his way to Kano from Abuja .

Former China statistics chief gets life sentence for corruption

A Chinese Court on Wednesday jailed for life the former head of the statistics bureau after finding him guilty of corruption, the latest official to be brought down in President Xi Jinping’s war on corruption.

“A court in the city of Zhangjiakou found Wang Baoan had illegally accepted the equivalent of over 153 million Yuan (22.5 million dollars) in cash and other valuables.

Handbag breaks auction record, sells for $380,000

A luxury Hermes handbag shattered the world auction record in Hong Kong on Wednesday, fetching an eye-popping $380,000, Christie’s spokeswoman, Gigi Ho said.

The auction house didn’t identify the buyer of the matte white “Himalaya” crocodile skin Hermes Birkin bag.

The handbag was produced in 2014 and has 18 karat gold buckles and strap loops encrusted with 205 diamonds.

Woman hides dead mother in freezer to collect her 10 years pension

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A woman kept her dead mother hidden in a freezer for ten years so she could continue to claim an old age pension equivalent to £1700-a-month, prosecutors revealed today.

The 90-year-old’ corpse was found after detectives started investigating the alleged social security fraudster, who is 55 and cannot be named for legal reasons.

She was living in a detached house in the picturesque village of Horsarrieu, close to Pau, in South West France, with her mother’s remains at the end of the garden.

Passengers subdue man from blowing up plane

Heroic Malaysia Airlines passengers tackled a man who tried to storm the cockpit of a plane armed with a “detonator”.

Dramatic pictures captured on board flight MH128 show how the man was tied down when he was restrained shortly after the plane took off from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur.

The flight returned to Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport less than an hour into the flight before midnight local time (3 p.m. UK time).

CCTV footage shows four men who allegedly killed security guards, robbing a shop in Abuja

A Facebook user, Dada Omotosho shared a CCTV footage showing four men breaking into a shop at AYM Shafa filling station, Apo, Abuja. According to him, the four guys killed two security guys attached to the complex and also raided the complex at the early hours of May 29th, 2017.

Makerere University, Uganda to discipline two female students who wore very revealing clothes to a school function (photos)

Makekere University, Uganda is set to penalize two female students for parading themselves in very revealing clothes at the Finalist Education Dinner held on Saturday, May 26th.

Photo: Two commercial sex workers arrested for stabbing a customer to death in Ogun

Two commercial sex workers in Ogun state have been arrested by the state police command for allegedly killing one of their customers, Adeyinka Olayinka, at the KS Hotel, Ifo yesterday May 30th.

According to a statement by the state police public relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the commercial sex workers, Kudirat Raji alias Angela and Esther Basiru, stabbed the deceased with a broken bottle during an argument.

Panic as Masqueraders Invade Mosque Only to Attack Fasting Muslims in Ekiti

Tension has taken over Ikun-Ekiti in Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State following a deadly attack on the community’s Central Mosque on Wednesday carried out by suspected masqueraders which left five Muslims wounded.

According to The Nation, the masqueraders who were celebrating this year’s Egungun Festival in the town reportedly swooped on the mosque at about 7.00 pm when many of the Muslims had gathered to observe the Maghrib prayer after the Iftar, the breaking of the fast at sunset.

Man dies after drinking three litres of vodka in competition

A man has died after taking part in a vodka drinking competition organised by a supermarket in Russia.

The 'Who Can Drink More Vodka' contest saw five participants rushed to intensive care, with one dying from consuming too much alcohol.

Serena Williams expecting baby girl

Serena Williams expecting baby girl

Tennis champ Serena Williams is expecting a baby girl, her sister, Venus, spilled the beans in a short interview with Eurosport on Wednesday.
She said at the French Open in Stade Roland-Garros, Paris, France that, `‘I want to be known as the favourite aunt”.

2 Thai men sentenced to death for murder over iPhone 7 (Photo)

A Thai court on Wednesday sentenced two men to death for murdering another Thai man over his iPhone 7, a court official told dpa.

According to the police, in January, Wasin Luengjam, 26, was stabbed to death by two men in a Bangkok suburb who had also slit his throat.The incident was caught on a surveillance camera.

Woman raped at gunpoint sentenced to death for adultery

A 19 -year - old woman has been sentenced to death by village elders in Pakistan ’ s Punjab province for allegedly having an illicit relationship with her cousin after she accused him of raping her at gunpoint .

According to Hindustimes, the incident happened on Friday in Rajanpur, a rural district about 400 kilometres from provincial capital Lahore.

Former House of Reps Member Loses Marriage After Wife Allegedly Slept with Her Pastor

A Jos High Court on Tuesday dissolved the marriage between Mr Leonard Dilkon, a former member of the House of Representatives, and his wife, Joy.
Justice David Mann of High Court III, dissolved the marriage in his judgment on the petition filed by Joy, seeking an end to the union.
“The marriage between these two people has broken down irretrievably. It is hereby dissolved,” Mann declared.

Woman sells her 4-month-old baby for N100,000

Woman sells her 4-month-old baby for N100,000

A 25-year-old woman, Sandra Ishaku, was yesterday arraigned at a Jos Upper Area court, for allegedly selling her four-months-old baby for N100,000.
Ishaku, along with three others — Amaechi Emmanuel, Jones Osim and Gladys Chukwuma — were charged with conspiracy, cruelty and child abandonment.

Nigerian banks lost N2.19bn to fraudsters ‎through e-channels in 2016

Nigerian banks lost N2.19bn to fraudsters ‎through e-channels in 2016

Nigerian Deposit Money Banks, DMBs, lost N2.19 billion to fraudsters through electronic channels in 2016 fiscal period, an official has said.
The Deputy Governor, Operations, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Adebayo Adelabu, said this while unveiling a report on electronic frauds by the CBN on Tuesday.

Teacher who spent 7 years in jail for dating 12 year old student ,divorces him after 11 years of marriage

 A former teacher and the student she spent more than seven years in prison for having sex with are separating.

Mary Letourneau and Vili Fualaau dominated headlines in the late 1990s after news of her crimes, which started when he was 12, emerged.

However, the Seattle pair married in 2005 after Letourneau, who had been married with children during the affair, got out of prison for child rape.

Goodluck Jonathan is broke, always complaining – PDP Chieftain, Adeyanju

Former Director of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, New Media, Deji Adeyanju, has revealed that former President Goodluck Jonathan is broke.

Adeyanju, who made the remark in an interview with Saharareporters maintained that since leaving office, the former President frequently complained of experiencing paucity of fund.

Woman locks housemaid in toilet for 20 days

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For allegedly locking up her 14-year-old housemaid in a toilet for 20 days, a 34-year-old woman, Onyinye Chuks, was yesterday taken before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s court in Lagos State.

Chuks, a trader, who resides at 19, Ojo Street, Shasha, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a four-count charge bordering on assault.

Three police officers confirmed dead as Navy, Police officers clash in Cross Rivers

A clash between police officers and Naval officers in Calabar, Cross Rivers state Tuesday night, has resulted in the death of three police officers and a police station set ablaze by rampaging Naval officers‎. 

Trump tweets against Germany, escalating row after tense summits

U.S. President Donald Trump called Germany’s trade and spending policies “very bad” on Tuesday, intensifying a row between the allies and immediately earning himself the moniker “destroyer of Western values” from a leading German politician.

Mr. Trump took to Twitter early in the day in the U.S. to attack Germany, a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel ramped up her doubts about the reliability of Washington as an ally.

Lady drinks one gallon of water daily for getting married

A woman lost nearly four stone by drinking a gallon of water a day after she piled on three stone of “happy weight” in just a year after meeting her husband-to-be.

Teacher Alyssa Lusk, 27, from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA, decided to lose weight after she struggled to go shopping without wanting to cry and avoided having her photograph taken.

ESPN Reportedly Photoshopped Tiger Woods' Mugshot

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ESPN is being called out for photoshopping Tiger Woods' mugshot for a story it ran on the golf great's Monday [May 29] arrest.
The original image taken of Woods at Palm Beach County Jail places him against a green background. The photo presents Woods as disheveled, with droopy eyes and a shaggy head of hair. The shot aired by ESPN shows his face to be exactly as it was in the original, however, his hair appears much more kept; as though it had been sprayed and slicked to the side.

Okorocha sacks cabinet, 27 LG transition committees

Okorocha sacks cabinet, 27 LG transition committees

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo on Tuesday sacked the state executive council and 27 local government transition committees with immediate effect.
A statement by the Principal Secretary to the governor, Mr Pascal Obi, in Owerri directed all former members of the executive to hand over to permanent secretaries or the most senior director in their ministries.

Arsenal agree £6.8m transfer fee for Henry Onyekuru

Arsenal agree £6.8m transfer fee for Henry Onyekuru

Arsenal have agreed a £6.8m fee with Belgian club KAS Eupen for Nigeria striker Henry Onyekuru, according to Sky Sports.
The Gunners have been in talks with the Belgian club since last week, having led a string of Premier League teams interested in the 19-year-old.

Prisoner on death row captured five years after escape

Prisoner on death row captured five years after escape

A condemned prisoner, Rabi Ismail, who escaped from lawful custody in Hadejia prison on December 16, 2011, has been recaptured.
The fugitive was arrested by the Intelligence Unit of the Nigerian Prisons Service with the support of men of the Department of State Services.

No laptop ban on board flights from Europe – US

No laptop ban on board flights from Europe – US

US aviation security officials stepped back Tuesday from imposing a ban on carry-on computers on flights coming from Europe, which had been proposed to guard against possible bomb-laden electronics from the Islamic State group.
But the Department of Homeland Security said a ban, already in place for US-bound flights from the Middle East, could still be implemented for Europe if the threat level worsens.

Mbappe downplays Madrid links but ‘not afraid to leave’ Monaco

Mbappe downplays Madrid links but ‘not afraid to leave’ Monaco

Kylian Mbappe has played down his desire to play for Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, but cautioned that he’s “not afraid to leave” Monaco.
Mbappe, 18, took Europe by storm this season, scoring 16 goals in Ligue 1 for title-winning Monaco, to go with six more goals in the Champions League.