Thursday 18 August 2016

See the first #Rio2016 Olympian to be stripped of a medal for doping

The first Olympic medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been stripped, according to the Associated Press, and the honor goes to … drum roll, please … Kyrgyzstan weightlifter Izzat Artykov.

The International Olympic Committee stripped Artykov of his bronze medal in men’s weightlifting after he tested positive for strychnine, per Olympics Journalists’ Association president Steve Wilson.

UNILAG Student escape death after Suspected Cultist attacked him

A student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), identified as Bayo from the department of Economics Education, escaped death by a whisker after he was shot by unknown gunmen on Wednesday night, August 17. 

According to a report on The Nation, Bayo was immediately rushed to Lagos University Teaching Hospital after the attack. 

Adeosun reveals that some people exported stones to claim Export Grant

She spoke during a meeting with the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), in Abuja. 

Her words, “On paper, why will you cancel Export Grant? The EG is set up to encourage export business. 
“However, in a situation, where we do not have control, we open up doors for the kind of abuse, which are only imaginable. We have people exporting stones, describing them as high valued goods, collecting an import credit and using that to import fish.” 

Mikel vows to fight to get the bronze at #Rio2016

Nigeria U-23  captain John Obi Mikel  said all the team’s effort will now be geared towards beating Honduras to win the soccer event bronze medal on Saturday in Belo Horizonte.

Mikel who was speaking after the hard fought semi-final match against Germany, said their target was to win the gold, but the Germans proved to be the better side. 

Medical Doctor, 3 Others Die in New Case of Lassa Fever

A one-day Lassa fever training workshop organized by the state Ministry of Health has revealed that a medical doctor and three others have died of Lassa fever in Anambra state.

A resource person in the workshop, Dr Jane Ezeonu confirmed that the medical doctor died at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a director of Public Health in the state, Dr Emmanuel Okafor, said the state recorded the death of three others, recently.

Ezeonu said the late doctor was referred to NAUTH from Asaba, Delta state. She warned the people of the state to stop drinking raw garri, adding that they should protect their food and related items from rats.

Kano State | Meet the First female Accountant General after 49 years

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has approved the appointment of Mrs Aisha Bello Muhammad as the new Accountant General. Until her appointment, Mrs Muhammad was the Commissioner of Planning and Budget in the state.

Wow! See this Epic throwback Pic of Super Eagles Odion Ighalo

The award-winning international football star shared the photo on his IG page and wrote "Doesn't matter Where u come from all that matters is Where u end up. Who can spot me in that TB pic. Godisthegreatest".

Wanputu! What kind of Ice Cream is this?

Three Asians were pictured licking an x-rated type ice-cream ... Ladies would you put that in your mouth?

Say What | FG wants Nigerians to be paying 9% tax on calls, SMS, MMS, Data, others

Minister of Communication, Bayo Shittu, yesterday disclosed that the Federal government is proposing to introduce a bill called the Communication Service Tax CST bill which seeks to levy 9% on telecommunication subscribers for users of various communication services such as voice call, SMS, MMS, Data usage from telecommunication service providers, internet service providers and Pay TV Stations.

EFCC returned recovered N500k to fraud victim (Photo)

The South East Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Thursday August 18 2016, released N500,000 recovered fund to a fraud victim, Dr. Mrs. Veronica Ibeziako. Ibeziako, a retired Chief Magistrate in Anambra State, was swindled while she sort for financial assistance to enable her proceed for medical treatment abroad.

#Rio2016: Team Nigeria in finals of Women’s relay

Team Nigeria now has one last chance to win something from athletics at the ongoing Rio Olympics.

The development comes from the qualification of the quartet of Bless Okagbare, Gloria Asumnu, Jennifer Madu and Agnes Osazuwa for the finals of women’s 4x100m relay at the Olympic Games.

Enugu State | Vigilante nab Young thieves armed with locally made gun (PHOTOS)

These young thieves who terrorize residents of GRA, Enugu state, were recently apprehended by the state vigilante group. The robbers carry out their operation wearing masks. When they were apprehended, they denied being part of any robbery gang, however, masks and locally made gun with bullets were found on them.

Buhari declares open the annual meeting of the Association of African Central Banks

President Buhari this morning declared open the Annual Meeting of the Association of African Central Banks (AACB) holding in Abuja. He was received by Nigeria's Central Ban governor, Godwin Emefiele, Chairman Senate committee on banking, insurance and other financial institutions, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun and Central Bank Governors from other African countries.

Ebonyi State | Many feared dead in failed jail break

A failed jail break attempt may have resulted in the death of many prisoners at the Abakaliki prison in Ebonyi state this morning. According to reports, the inmates at about 9am started an intense riot in the prison over poor feeding and living condition.

During their protest, the inmates reportedly used dangerous objects on some of the prison officers.

LMAO! Read the conversation between this exes though...


See incredible Photo of Desmond Elliot and Padita Agu 14 years ago and now

The pic on the left was taken 14 years ago while the one on the right was taken recently. Desmond Elliot posted it on social media with the caption:
Mjr #tbt fast forward 14 years later , with friend and sister @paditaagu ... 5 kids between us, loads of water gone under the bridge but through it all we still here .. love you always sis

Ogun State | One confirmed dead, as students of the FUNAAB protest insecurity on their campus

Abisoye Taiwo, a 100 level student of Forestry and Wildlife Management of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) in Ogun state was reportedly killed today after a peaceful protest by students of the school degenerated. 

The students were staging a protest over insecurity on campus as some robbers attacked some hostels in the school last night, killing a 100 level Banking and Finance student in the process. 

OMG! 35-year-old married woman commits suicide in Ogun state

A 35-year-old married woman identified as Omolola Atejioye committed suicide by hanging herself inside her home at Ago-Iwoye road, Ilishan-Remo, in Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun state on Tuesday August 16th. According to Tribune, the husband of the deceased came back home from work to find his wife's lifeless body dangling from their ceiling. She did not leave behind any suicide note.

Wow! See the giant, headless statue of Rihanna in Berlin, Germany (Photo)

28-year-old singer Rihanna was immortalised by Colombian artist Juan Sebastian Pelaez in a work entitled Ewaipanoma (Rihanna), which is currently on display as part of the Biennale for Contemporary Art at the Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.

Unbelievable! School teacher shows up drunk and without pants at the first day on job

A blond teacher was arrested on a charge of public intoxication after allegedly showing up on the first day at her job under the influence of alcohol, according to police in Oklahoma.

The Wagoner Police Department said that they have arrested 49-year-old Lorie Ann Hill, after the principal of the Wagoner High School, found her in a classroom without pants.

Say What | Man steals plane and dies while trying to land it on street (PHOTO)

Police launched an investigation after a man died while trying to land a stolen plane on a street, according to police in Canada.

Peterborough police said that the plane crashed around 1:20 a.m. on Friday, on Lansdowne Street near High Street.

Say What ! Musician refused from flying to the USA with violin because it did not have a visa

A musician in Switzerland is angry after she was prohibited from flying to the United States because she did not have a separate visa for his violin.

35-year-old Jane Bevan of Zurich said that she bought two tickets on a British Airways flight to Baltimore, Maryland, but at the last minute, she was notified that her musical instrument cannot board the plane because it had no visa.

1,042 registers for mass wedding in Kano

The Kano State Hisbah Board said on Thursday that it had registered 1, 042 prospective couples in 18 local government areas of the state for the state government’s mass wedding programme.

The Director-General of the board, Dr Abba Sufi, in Kano said that all the prospective couples were registered at the board’s headquarters.

Sufi, however, said the board was still awaiting the list of registered couples from the remaining 26 local government areas.

Convict says His devilish mind made me steal from Church

A Gudu Upper Area Court on Thursday sentenced a 25-year-old labourer, Buhari Abdulkarim, to seven weeks imprisonment for stealing air conditioner in a church.

The convict, who pleaded guilty to the two-count charge of criminal trespass and theft, told the court that his devilish mind led him to steal.

BREAKING: Court of Appeal upholds Ikpeazu as Abia governor

The Court of Appeal upholds the election of Dr Okezie Ikpeazu as governor of Abia, sets aside judgment of Justice Okong Obong of the Federal High Court, Abuja which nullified his election.

INEC to conclude suspended Rivers election in October

Mrs Amina Zakari, INEC National Commissioner in charge of election operations, has assured of the commission’s readiness to conclude suspended elections in Rivers in October.

Zakari gave the assurance on Thursday in Port Harcourt at a stakeholders meeting with political parties, candidates and security agencies.

She said that the commission convened the meeting to resolve factors which led to inconclusive elections in the past, and to conclude the process.

Police parade kidnappers of National Assembly lawmaker

The Nigeria police have paraded three suspected kidnappers who allegedly kidnap a member of the National Assembly, Sani Bello early this month.

The kidnappers were paraded at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, North-Central Nigeria on Thursday.

The suspects are Haruna Adamu, 25, who is the gang leader; Shaibu Adamu, 18, and Abubakar Saidu, 30.

Niger Delta Avengers vows to declare Niger Delta Republic October 1

The Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, has vowed to declare Niger Delta republic on October 1.

Avengers’ spokesperson, Mudoch Agbinibo in a statement on its website said if President Muhammadu Buhari failed to restructure the country before October 1, the group would declare a republic.

Agbinibo said the Buhari’s led government had failed Nigerians as policies executed by his government had been misdirected.

Ekiti State | Court rejects Governor Fayose’s bid to stop probe

An Ekiti state High Court on Thursday rejected an ex parte order sought by the Ayo Fayose administration to restrain the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from investigating the finances of the state.

The motion to stop the anti-graft agency from investigating the accounts of the state government was filed by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Owoseni Ajayi.

“We do not deserve to be in final”- Coach Siasia

Head Coach of Dream Team VI, Samson Siasia, has admitted that the National team did not deserve to play in the finals of the ongoing Rio de Janeiro Olympic soccer games.
“I am disappointed; Even though we had glaring chances, we couldn’t score; we failed to utilise them. The German team did better. It is a shame.
“We did not have the right spirit for the game. Maybe most of them stayed up late and did not observe rest when they should.

What I Discussed With Buhari - Gen. Abdulsalami

Following the visit of former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.) to President Buhari, the former has disclosed the issues they discussed it the closed door session.

Abubakar said this in an interview with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting which was held inside the President’s office.

The former military ruler, however, refused to disclose the specific issues he discussed with the President when reporters asked him to do so.

Just In: President Buhari Meets Abdusalami In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with a former Head of State, Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Abubakar arrived for the meeting at about 12.35pm in a black Mercedes Benz car.

Jose Mourinho Confirms Pogba Will Play Against Southampton

The France international was unavailable for the Red Devils’ first Premier League fixture because of a suspension carried over from Juventus but could feature against the Saints.

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Paul Pogba is ready to play ‘some minutes’ in Manchester United’s clash with Southampton on Friday.

Arsene Wenger to gamble on Key Player’s fitness

Arsene Wenger says he may have to “take a gamble” by playing Laurent Koscielny against Leicester on Saturday but is still hesitant to rush Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud back into action.

The three players were rested in the Gunners’ 4-3 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday after returning to training late following Euro 2016, and Koscielny’s absence was keenly felt as Wenger was forced to start two inexperienced centre-backs in Calum Chambers and Rob Holding.

Liverpool’s Henderson says Coutinho can reach Messi, Suarez, Ronaldo level

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson feels Philippe Coutinho can make the leap up to the elite level of football’s Ballon d’Or contenders.

Coutinho, 24, has shown regular flashes of brilliance for the Reds since his move from Inter Milan in January 2013 and is now an integral member of the side.

Signing new Man Utd contract the worst moment of his life - Luis Nani

Former Manchester United winger Nani has claimed signing a new five-year deal at Old Trafford turned out to be the worst moment of his life.

Nani – now of La Liga side Valencia – joined United from Sporting Lisbon in 2007 and was rewarded with a new long-term contract in 2013 following the appointment of David Moyes as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor.

But the Portugal international struggled to establish himself as a first-team regular under Moyes and featured only 13 times during the 2013/14 season, as United slumped to a seventh place finish in the Premier League – their lowest in the top-flight since 1990.

Joseph Yobo and Wife Expecting Another Baby ...

The beauty queen and her footballer husband who are both Chief and Chief Mrs, are already parents to 2 sons and may be trying for a little girl this time around.

According to LIB, the former beauty queen and fashionista who has been sharing fun pictures from her Dubai vacation is also planning a visit to the doctor’s office to confirm the baby’s sex.

#Rio2016: British Olympian Robbed Says UK Olympic Association

A member of Great Britain's Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro was a victim of a theft on their way back to their lodgings, the British Olympic Association has confirmed.

Osun State | 29 Police Officers Faces Trial For Misconduct

At least 29 police officers from the Osun State Police Command are presently on trial at the provost for various offences contradicting the Police Code and Conduct.

The Osun State Commissioner of Police Mr Femi Oyeleye, gave the figure while briefing reporters on Wednesday in his office in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state in south-west Nigeria.

Mr Oyeleye said that the officers’ offences range from extortion to dereliction of duty and inadequate supervision from superior offices amongst others.

Suspected Cameroonian Child Traffickers Arrested In Cross River

Cameroonian couple with a two-week-old baby boy suspected to have been stolen have been arrested by officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service in Cross River.

The Cross River State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) cautioned couples or singles planning on smuggling or trafficking babies to have a rethink.

It says monitoring had been stepped up to ensure further arrests.

Amnesty Says 18,000 Die In Syria State Jails

A report by Amnesty International says nearly 18,000 people have died in government custody in Syria between 2011 and 2015.

The rights group says its document includes interviews with 65 “torture survivors”, who have described appalling abuse such as beatings and rapes in jails and detention centres.

According to some detainees, these forms of abuse served as welcome parties into the jail. New detainees especially women were subjected to security checks, which usually involved women being sexually assaulted by male guards.

Turkey | Car Bomb Kills Three, Wounds 170

Three police officers were killed and 170 people wounded by a car bomb at a police station in Turkey’s eastern city of Elazig on Thursday, the local governor’s office said, hours after a similar attack killed three people elsewhere in the region.

Footage on the CNN Turk channel showed offices inside the police station in ruins and filled with smoke after the bomb exploded just outside the complex at 9:20 a.m. (0620 GMT), when officers had already begun arriving for work.

Rapper The Game and beautiful daughter share a kiss in a lovely photos

Rapper The Game pictured being kissed by his daughter Cali Dream Taylor by his ex, Tiffney Cambridge

See touching video of injured little boy sitting alone after Syrian airstrike

The heartbreaking video was shared online from the aftermath of a deadly airstrike in war-torn Syria. The clip shows a wounded 5-year-old boy named Omran, sitting alone on a chair inside an ambulance after the airstrike hit his home in the rebel-held eastern suburbs of Aleppo. Covered in dust from the rubble, one side of Omran Daqneesh's face is drenched in blood.

#Rio2016: How much do you think athletes get for winning medals? (See Here)

Rio Olympics 2016 are underway with all its glory and controversies. Athletes from around 200 countries will be fighting it out for medals in 26 sports. Have you ever wondered what is at stake for medal winners ? “DO Olympic medalists receive cash prizes along with the medals ?” Well, in most of the cases yes but the athletes don’t receive any prize money from Olympics committee but its their national Olympic federation who award prizes which are disclosed before the tournament. Lets take a look at cash prizes awarded by different federations.

Arsenal FC Alex Iwobi out for up to a month after sustaining injury

Arsenal's 20-year-old attacker Alex Iwobi is set to remain on the sidelines after picking up a thigh injury in last weekend's match against Liverpool. The Nigeria international was replaced by Oxlade-Chamberlain after 59 minutes at the Emirates on Sunday.

Kebbi State | 12 abandoned babies recovered in one year by Hisbah Committee

The Director of Kebbi State Hisbah Committee, Alhaji Abubakar Augie said they recovered 12 abandoned babies in the last one year. Augie disclosed this on Tuesday August 16, in Birnin Kebbi while giving a breakdown of the activities carried out by the group during the period.
"We found the 12 dumped babies alive and took them to orphanage for care and upbringing while 31 women with unlawful pregnancies were counselled and assisted to undergo safe delivery." 

Lagos State | Government to remove three roundabouts on Lekki-Epe Expressway

The Lagos state government has announced plans to remove the 4th Roundabout (Elegushi); 5th Roundabout (Jakande) and the 8th Roundabout (VGC) as part of measures to decongest traffic in that area of the state.

OMG! See What they did to a Suspected Nigerian thief in Liberia

The brutalized man in the photos above is believed to be a Nigerian man accused of being part of a robbery gang that terrorized citizens in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. He was caught after an alleged botched robbery on Monday August 15th. A Liberian, Arrington Ballah, who put up the pics wrote;

#Rio2016: Nigeria's Divine Oduduru crashes out after coming 7th in semi-final heat (PHOTO)

Ejowvokoghene Divine Oduduru, Nigeria's fastest man missed out on a spot at the 200m finals after coming 7th at the semi-finals heat early this morning at Rio 2016.

In his semi-final heat, Usain Bolt, Andre Gasse and Adam Gemili finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively with a time of 19.78secs, 19.80secs and 20.08 secs respectively while Oduduru, Nigeria's only hope at this event finished 7th with a time of 20.59 seconds.