Saturday 20 August 2016

Police AIG request case files of man who named dog Buhari

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Zone II Command Headquarters in Lagos, Abdulmajid Ali, had called for the transfer of the case file of a man alleged to have named his dog ‘Buhari.’

Ali said the case should be transferred to his desk without delay.
“For now, the AIG Zone II has called for a meeting that we want to call the parties involved in the matter to see how the matter could be resolved,” Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told Premium Times.

Luiz Suarez's hat-trick help Barcelona beat Betis to start the La Liga Campaign

Lionel Messi and hat-trick hero Luis Suarez were in sensational form as they helped Barcelona start their title defence with a crushing 6-2 win over Real Betis at the Camp Nou on Saturday.

Messi scored twice and set up another goal, dominating proceedings, while Suarez added three of his own after Arda Turan’s opener.

Ruben Castro struck a brace for Betis but at no stage of the game did it seem like the visitors had enough to prevent Luis Enrique’s team from running amok on the opening day of the new Spanish season.

Leicester and Arsenal match ends goalless (See Match Details)

Premier League champions Leicester City and last season’s runners-up Arsenal remain without a win this season after a slow-burning 0-0 draw at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Beaten 2-1 at promoted Hull City last weekend, Leicester avoided the ignominy of becoming the first English champions to lose their first two games since Aston Villa in 1981.

But Claudio Ranieri’s side were frustrated by two unsuccessful penalty shouts one in each half and also lost full debutant Nampalys Mendy to an apparent ankle injury.

Jennifer Lopez Breaks Britney Spears’ Las Vegas Box Office Record

Jennifer Lopez is now the highest-earning woman on the Las Vegas strip!

According to Lovebscott, her ‘All I Have’ residency just crossed the $1 million mark at the box office. The now-highest grossing show at Planet Hollywood beat out the previous record held by Britney Spears’ ‘Piece of Me’ residency at the same venue.

#Rio2016: Umar's brace hands Nigeria's Dream Team VI Olympic bronze

The AS Roma forward's double and Aminu Umar's strike were all Samson Siasia's side needed to emerge as third best team of Rio Olympics men's football event

Honduras suffered another defeat as Samson Siasia’s side  signed off Rio Olympics with a 3-2 victory in Belo Horizonte.

US Swimmer Ryan Lochte apologizes for 'lying' that he was robbed in Rio

Ryan and three other swimmers weren't actually robbed. They were asked for pay for something they damaged and when one of them started behaving erratically, a security personnel brought out a gun.

Car crash in a building in Surulere, Lagos leaves one injured (PHOTOS)

According to the Lagos state Rapid Response Squad, a Volvo, SMK 165 BC rammed into a house at Akerele street, Surulere, Lagos, early this morning. The victim has since been taken to the hospital.

Tinubu, PDP and the Road to 2019 - Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, you must be wondering what this title is all about. Please, calm down, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, one of Nigeria’s iconic politicians, is not about to dump his party, APC, for PDP, the party he fought hard with others to sack from power just last year. 

The reason for bringing PDP into this article which largely concerns the Tinubu conundrum is very simple and straight-forward. PDP has suffered calamities upon catastrophes since General Muhammadu Buhari sacked President Goodluck Jonathan from office. It is hard to imagine, or believe, that a party that held Nigeria by the jugular for 16 solid years could attain meltdown so soon and almost disappear into oblivion.

Obasanjo says Buhari has not disappointed Nigerians

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed confidence that President Buhari will surmount the present challenges confronting the country. According to him, President Buhari has so far not disappointed Nigerians. The former President said this in Jalingo yesterday August 19th.
“So far Buhari has not disappointed us. I trust him. He will not fail Nigerians. I know he will overcome the challenges the country is currently facing” he said

Huh! See how Rihanna wore her Denim Jacket that's got everyone talking

Rihanna left Tape nightclub dressed like this ... the nightclub is the same place Justin Bieber was partying with Sofia Richie.

#Rio2016: Australian Athletes Fined For Improper Accreditation

A group of Australian Olympic athletes has been fined by Brazilian Police after they tried to get into a venue they were not accredited for.

The group of 10 athletes was taken to a police station after trying to enter the basketball arena to watch a semi-final game between Australia and Serbia.

Akwa Ibom | Police arrest Suspected Pipeline Vandals, Others

Police say they have arrested three people suspected to be pipeline vandals in Akwa Ibom State.

The three suspects were among seven suspected criminals paraded before journalists at the Police Headquarters in Uyo, the state’s capital in southeast Nigeria.

Parading the suspects, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Cordelia Nwawe, said the suspects were arrested at a hotel in Eket, following intelligence reports.

Godwin Emefiele Elected President Of AACB

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, has been elected as the President of the Association of African Central Banks (AACB).

Mr Emefiele was elected at the 39th ordinary meeting of the Assembly of Governors of the AACB in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

He succeeds Mr Lucas Nchama who is now the Governor of the Bank Of Central African States.

Mr Emefiele would be President of the AACB from 2016 to 2017.

Catholic Church says they are ready to take Nigeria’s anti-corruption fight to next level

The Catholic Church in Nigeria says it is ready to take its anti-corruption fight in the country to the next level, now that the church has its own television station.

Patrick Alumuku, the Director, Catholic Television (CTV), said the station would aid the fight against corruption, as well as be a voice of the church in Africa.

I had offers but want to stay with Atletico - Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann has revealed he had offers to leave Atletico Madrid in the close-season, but never considered a move away.

Griezmann enjoyed a marvellous 2015-16 campaign, scoring 32 goals in all competitions for Atletico before going on to star for France at Euro 2016, netting six times as the hosts reached the final.

The forward was reportedly the subject of interest from a number of Premier League clubs as well as Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Bayelsa State | Police arrest two officers for mounting roadblocks

Two officers working in the Bayelsa State Police command have been arrested for mounting roadblocks against the directive of the Force Headquarters.

It was gathered that the new state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, ordered the arrest of the unidentified indicted officers following an investigation.

Ogunjemilusi, who confirmed the arrest at the weekend said it would send strong message to other officers and men of the police in the command.

SCHOCKING! 2000 Nigeria Immigration Protesters Allegedly Slept in Front of Aso Villa Last Night (Photos)

About 2000 Nigerian Immigration protesters have slept outside in front of Aso Villa on Friday night.

The protesters who were recruited into the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in 2015 and have undergone three months induction training exercise but were suspended following alleged discrepancies in the recruitment.

The protesters were abandoned by the administration of Muhammadu Buhari even after protesting for the unjust way they have been treated.

So Lovely! Meet the Super Olympian Couple Who Have 10 Gold Medals Between Them (Photos)

Olympic cycling couple, Jason and Laura from the Great Britain remarkably now have 10 worthy medals between, and what better way to end the games than with a kiss.

Laura Trott, 24, became Great Britain's most successful female Olympian yesterday when she won her fourth gold medal for cycling. 

Jason Kenny, 28, tied an existing Great Britain record and won his sixth cycling gold. 

Osun State | Government declares Monday public holiday to mark ‘Isese Day’

The Osun Government has declared Monday, Aug. 22 a public holiday to mark the annual Isese Day (Traditional Worshipers’ Day).

This information is contained in a statement signed by Semiu Okanlawon, the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Governor’s Office, Osogbo, on Friday.

Army Chief tells soldiers. You must update your knowledge

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has urged officers and men of the Nigerian Army to ensure they update themselves in terms of knowledge apart from military basic training.

Buratai spoke with newsmen at Kachia after he fired some shots in a mock war as one of the concluding exercises for graduating cadets.

Nigerian Army flushes insurgents out of Bauchi forests

The Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade Bauchi, Brigadier General Abraham Dusu, said the military has embarked on an operation to flush out insurgents and other criminal elements in Bauchi State forests.

Dusu, who disclosed this while addressing journalists on Thursday said the “aggressive” operation was ongoing in Lame and Burra forests in Toro and Ningi Local Goverrnent areas of the state.

Yemi Osinbajo | We’ll recover, reconstruct, rehabilitate North-East

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has restated the Federal Government’s commitment toward sustainable reconstruction, rehabilitation and recovery of the North-East region.

Osinbajo spoke at the World Humanitarian Day with the theme ” One Humanity” organised by National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at International Conference Centre, Abuja on Friday.

He was represented by Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, Special Adviser to the Vice President on Monitoring and Evaluation of IDPs programmes.

We are not recruiting – Federal Civil Service

The Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) has said that the commission is yet to begin recruitment of new staff into the civil service as against the false news making the rounds in the social media.

It has therefore asked the public to disregards such rumours, stressing that when the body is ready, recruitment exercise would be made public to Nigerians.

Jigawa Government releases N280m for 2016 hajj operation

Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa, on Saturday, said he had released the sum of N280 million for the 2016 hajj operation.

Badaru made this disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after the departure of some intending pilgrims from the state at Dutse International Airport to Saudi Arabia.

He explained that the money would be used for the feeding of the pilgrims and other contingencies during the hajj in the holy land.

Actress Stella Damasus says “She is Using Her Haters To Make Some Quick Money”

Nollywood actress Stella Damasus took to her Instagram page to address her haters who are making demeaning comments about her even though they don’t know her or even know her story.

She said the hate makes her be determined to win and also make her make quick money.

Read her post below:

SHOCKING! Man Steals Two Packets of Condom in Abuja

The man identified as one Adamu Asaph, has been arraigned in court. Asaph was arraigned before an Abuja Grade One Area Court sitting in Karmo for allegedly stealing two packs of condom valued at N3,000.

Accoding to Daily Trust, the prosecutor, A. Z. Dalhatu, said the condoms were property of Society for Public Health which were kept in the company’s custody.

Asaph was arraigned on a one count charge of theft by servant contrary to Section 289 of Penal Code.

The accused person, Asaph, denied the charges.

Actor, Okechukwu Joseph reveals why Genevieve Nnaji Dumped Him

Determined to make a difference, Okechukwu Joseph ventured into the movie industry but after about a decade, the actor believed that he had not made the desired change…and so he traveled to the United States where he enrolled at the New York Film Academy.

The result of this is a soon-to-be released movie entitled, Second Chance. In an intervsoon-to-be-releasedAgadibe, Joseph talks about his new film, aborted romance with star actress, Genevieve Nnaji and his plans for Nollywood.

How does it feel to come back home after your academic sojourn in America?
I am more than happy to be home. It was strictly an academic sojourn. I got into the movie industry in 1996, shot my first movie in 1997 and 10 years later, I felt it was a good time for some upgrade at the New York Film Academy at Universal Studios; Hollywood was the best choice I ever made. I loved every bit of my experience there. It was life changing.

What project have you been able to accomplish after school and are there any specific benefits of your return to Nollywood?
After I finished from film school I produced a movie in Maryland. The movie is entitled Second Chance. Ever since I have had a few post-production hiccups here and there but thank God, all those are giving way now and Second Chance will soon be released in Nigeria.

I am excited to announce that one of the big Hollywood producers/directors with whom I went into partnership some years back is finally here in Nigeria for good. He brought loads of hi-tech equipment and there is now a huge studio set up in Calabar.

We intend to extend production services to different parts of the country at a rate never before heard of. The idea is to encourage professional filmmaking without breaking the bank. And we also want to start connecting our Nollywood producers with foreign distribution outlets in America, Europe and beyond.

Did you play a role in the movie?
Of course! I acted in the movie. I was one of the lead characters.

What do you like about the character you played?
The role I played was very sensitive and tasking. It was a challenge I was very happy to take. It had way too many significant transitions and each transition pulled the same amount of energy and required even higher concentration and focus than the previous.

It tells you how strong the story was. I conceived the story, took about 18 months to piece it together and finally wrote it in the Netherlands.

Before you left the country, which was the last movie you featured in?
Alice My First Lady! I played Amadi. I married two wives – Alice and Akunne. Alice was the first and for some reasons, I paid a terrible price for my choice of a second wife, Akunne. Alice beat the crap out of my rather fragile Akunne. I think a lot of people like that movie. I do too. Very hilarious! I have featured in over a hundred movies but every time I step out all I hear is ‘Amadi, Alice’s husband’. Or you see some women clapping their hands and cracking up at the sight of me. Ladies laugh me to stupor sometimes because they see me as the weakling of a man who made Alice their perfect symbol of defiant womanhood.

Growing up, were there signs that pointed you in this direction?
Yes. I come from a family of five. I have just a brother and a sister. So, usually, when I was much younger, I would spontaneously just entertain my family and make everybody laugh especially my mother. I could mimic like crazy.

Actually, my mom thought I would become a comedian so she fought so hard to distract me from the entertainment industry. You see, she enjoyed my performances but she wanted me to be an engineer because her other son is a medical doctor and the girl is a lawyer. But hey, I am who I am and I have absolutely no regrets.

What is the craziest thing a fan has done to you?
A female fan once brought out her breast in an open place and gave me a marker to sign on it. It was very bizarre. I begged her to let me sign on her chest and she insisted. Trust me I had no choice. I did it! Just made sure my hands were at the upper end of the marker pen.

What is your kind of woman?
Classy, clean and confident.

Has any one of your female colleagues ever solicited sex from you while in the process of shooting?
Truth is a lot of people didn’t know that all that while that I was shooting movies everywhere I was still a virgin! I didn’t know how to explain this to ladies especially. People thought I had other strange feelings. One of my directors even confronted me at some point wanting to know if I was hiding some ailment.

It was on the set of this director that two young women attempted to rape me in my hotel room. I will never forget this. It was Singapore Hotel, Ikeja, where we lodged. The movie was Karishika 2. We had returned from a shoot so I left my door open. They came in, stripped themselves halfway and pounced on me. I fought with them for nearly 25 minutes. They gave up when I threatened to stab them. I lied that I had a knife. That was probably the third time that I had had that kind of experience.

Were they your colleagues?
Of course! They were upcoming artistes. They were also part of that movie. Everybody else was fair game, but I was ‘forming superman’ so I could understand their frustration. And they were a crazy bunch. You don’t come across girls like that every day – whether in Nollywood or elsewhere. It was something else.

Why did you find it difficult to mingle like others?
I had no difficulty mingling. What I had issues with was entangling- copulating. And like I said earlier, I wasn’t ready because I was a virgin and I didn’t want to tell anybody.

I was always making excuses about why I couldn’t ‘get down.’ In fact this is one of the reasons my very short relationship with Genevieve was such a disaster. This is the first time I am admitting this publicly.

Genny and I met and became friends on the set of Mark of the Beast. Of course in her very early days. It was as though we were in some type of experiment. But I learned a lot about her within that short period. Two unforgettable moments- the day she introduced her little brother to me and the day she told me literally everything about herself. She trusted me that much. My mind was racing like crazy and I kept wondering how so little people knew about this young Amazon who was out to play the Esther for her family and did she? She felt like family to me.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t go further because of my funny little ‘virgin’ secret. Not that she solicited or asked for anything but of course, my body language was downright repulsive to that effect and it didn’t take anything for any woman with brains to figure it out. She was so full of pragmatic energy and so on-the-go- like woman on a mission. Never ready to play around with stuff she couldn’t put up with. I hope she’s still that way. She has got an incredible story to her glory.

If you have that kind of opportunity with Genevieve again, would you take things to the next level?
I don’t know what you mean by ‘the next level.’ But I would love to play by my rules book at this moment. However, there is not going to be any such opportunity. The young woman has moved on ever so predictably and I’m the happiest for her.

How do you handle those fans coming to you with crazy demands?
If you can’t grant some one’s crazy demands, it simply means that what you have to offer is incompatible with what they’re looking for.

So offer what you have. In other words, deploy your self control parachute as politely and diplomatically as you possibly can. You don’t want to get unnecessarily caught up in an ever blazing fan fury. It hurts sometimes.

Aside acting, what else do you do on the side?
I do business. I’m obsessed with new technology. At the moment there is a revolutionary product that I have been promoting in Nigeria. It is known as Atmospheric Water Generator. It is like a regular water dispenser but in reality, as the name implies, it produces water out of thin air.

I mean pure, clean, drinking water from humidity! Water produced by this machine is regarded as the purest, cleanest drinking water known to mankind today. It is more than business and I see it as a mission that is why I went into it.

You can read more about my business on Fountain Royale Atmospheric Water Generator. Or check it on our website at Aquavolve LLC where you will see machines that are capable of producing as much as 5,000 liters a day from the humidity in the air. Whole neighborhoods can be supplied and boreholes could be a thing of the past with our machines.

Now that you are back in town, what should fans expect from you?
Fans should expect some really good stuff from me. I have done like five movies and one TV series since I returned from the United States. I am currently working on a few others.

Bob Manuel | I’ll have High BP if I calculate how much I spend on fueling my generator

In this interview with Jesusegun Alagbe of Punch Newspaper, actor Bob Manuel had this to say!

Do you also use a generator like most Nigerians do?
Of course, I do, even more than most Nigerians. We have no choice due to the poor power supply in the country. I rely mostly on a generator for my power needs.

Pls Help! “My Husband Wants Me To Have An Abortion”

A user has written to Laila Ijeoma on how her husband of few months told her to get an abortion after she discovered she was pregnant.

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I beg of you to keep all my details private, I don’t know what I would do if this portion of my life leaks to the public.

It pains me to be at such a low point that I have to write anonymously into a blog. It’s hard because I can’t share this with anyone, so I’ve been battling it alone.

Olusegun Obasanjo | “It’s Good Night For The PDP”

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the recent crisis in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has shown that the party’s era had come to an end.

Mr. Obasanjo disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists in Jalingo, the Capital City of Taraba, during a tour of some projects in the state.

When asked to comment on the ongoing crisis in his former party, the PDP, Mr. Obasanjo simply said “in the part of the country where I come from, there is a saying that you cannot say ‘good night’ and come to say ‘good evening’ in the same place.

Oh Dear! Actress Olympia Valance put her boobs on display during photo shoot (Photos)

Olympia Valance, popularly known for her role as Paige Smith in the soap opera Neighbours, is the face of a new Swarovski modelling campaign and she showed off her boobs while changing in-between takes on a photo-shoot on Thursday in Sydney, Australia.

NFF refutes Dalung's claims that the Olympic team wasn't stranded in Atlanta

The Nigeria Football Federation has strongly rejected insinuations made by the Minister of Sports Barr. Solomon Dalung in a recent TV interview that the Nigeria Olympic football team being stranded in Atlanta, was a hoax.

In the interview on Thursday, Dalung hinted that shady deals by the NFF were behind the country’s football team being stranded for several days at their training base in Atlanta, before they finally made their way to the Olympics in Brazil.

Usain Bolt's Girlfriend is such a beautiful Lady (See Photos)

The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt aims to complete a historic nine gold medal haul when he competes in the 4x100m relay on Friday but there's no other bigger fan than his stunning Jamaican lawyer and model girlfriend Kasi Bennett who couldn’t hide her excitement as she watched her man sprint his way into the record books.

Electricity Worker Electrocuted In Kano (PHOTOS)

A 37-year-old official of the Kano Electricity Distribution Company [KERDCO], Usaini Usman, was electrocuted while disconnecting an electricity cable in Kano yesterday August 19th. Usaini lost his life after his head made contact with a high tension power line at the Federal College of Education, Kano. He was rushed to the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital where he was confirmed dead.

Edo State First Lady, Iara Oshiomhole visit IDP community in the State

Wife of Edo State Governor Mrs Iara Oshiomhole today August 19, paid a welfare visit the Internally Displaced Persons community, Uhogua. Speaking during the visit, Mrs Oshiomhole expressed her delight and said there is nothing more fulfilling than putting smiles on the faces of the needy.

She acknowledged the fact that they doing well by improving their lives with the little opportunity given to them through the Project Focus skill acquisition program.

Wow! Checkout this glamorous make-up photo of Mercy Aigbe Gentry

The power of makeup, though! She looks stunning!

Checkout Rapper The Game New 2016 Bentley Truck

Rapper, The Game acquired a brand new 2016 red Bentley Truck

Ciara 'Wow' on the cover of L'officiel Paris

Beautiful singer, Ciara looked amazing on the special September issue of L'officiel Paris. She also posed with supermodel Iman.

A Dog Named Buhari and A Hippo Named Patience - Reno Omokri

I never believed that true life is stranger than fiction until I read the case of Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, the young man who named his dog after his hero, Buhari, only to be arrested and detained by the Nigerian Police on the excuse that his actions were likely to breach the prevailing peace in his community of Sango-Ota, Ogun State.

Really? Is this how low Nigeria has sunk? 

Kim Kardashian shares steamy swimsuit in Mexico (PHOTOS)

Kim Kardashian hit the beach again while on vacation in Mexico in a sexy white swimsuit that showed off massive underboob. She didn't seem to mind when she rinsed herself off and you could see her flesh through the transparent swimsuit.

Ghanaian actress Andrea Owusu blast fan who accused her of walking half naked

Ghanaian actress Andrea Owusu shared a photo of herself posing with policemen on her IG page which caused a lot of lewd comments on her page. An Instagram user asked if she was in a movie or just liked to walk half naked. She waited no time to blast the fan ...

Beautiful Photo of Actress Oge Okoye

The Ace Actress shared the above photo on her social media page

Caitlyn Jenner rocks mini dress as she attends an event with her bff

Caityln Jenner and her new bff Candis Cayne stepped out for an evening to honour the Orlando victims. They also showed their support for those affected by the June mass shooting by attending the onePULSE: A Benefit For Orlando which took place at NeueHouse Hollywood on Friday.

EFCC Boss vows not to spare anyone

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, yesterday said that the agency would not spare corrupt officers in the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary.

He said that the era of impunity is over in the country as EFCC under his watch would be a “leveler”.

Magu, who made the submissions in a paper titled “This Is Our Chance” at the Symposium organised by members of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADL) in Lagos, said: “In the past, it was so easy to simply wring our hands in self-pity and console ourselves that we had done our best and if others elect not do theirs, we were not to blame. That, however, was in the past.

#Rio2016: Nigeria's 4x100m relay team fails, as United States grab gold

An Allyson Felix-fired US quartet scorched to gold in the women’s 4x100m relay.

Felix, long jump gold medallist Tianna Bartoletta, English Gardner, and Tori Bowie, who won 100m silver and 200m bronze in Rio, combined to clock the second fastest relay time ever run, in 41.01 seconds.

Usain Bolt seals ‘triple triple’ with Jamaica relay gold

Usain Bolt brought the curtain down on his Olympic career with a record-equaling ninth gold medal, anchoring Jamaica to relay glory in a perfectly-scripted finale to complete his unprecedented “triple triple.”

Rio performance is poor, We must start planning for Tokyo 2020 immediately – Dalung

Nigerian athletes have been promised better preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with Team Nigeria yet to register its name on the medals table after Day 15 of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Reacting to questions in Rio after Nigerian athletes in boxing, table tennis, rowing, wrestling and others failed to achieve a podium finish, the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung explained that the results in Rio were a reflection of the level of preparations for the games. “It takes a minimum plan of 4 years to prepare for an Olympics.

Watch Japanese Billionaire Cash reward for Dream Team VI (Video)

Dr. Katsuya Takasu now has the permission of the Japanese Authorities to donate the sum of US$390,000 to the Nigeria Under-23 football team. The cash gift is a reward  for the Dream Team’ performance at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics.

Katsuya Takasu made public his intention to donate the money few days ago.

See Full List of Gernot Rohr Super Eagles recruits to face Tanzania

Super Eagles new Technical Advis­er, Gernot Rohr has demonstrat­ed confidence in some players in the Olympic team with the invitation of five of them to the Super Eagles for next month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Taifa Stars of Tanzania.

Surprisingly, the Dream Team VI re­liable striker, Oghenekaro Etobo was overlooked.

Captain Mikel John Obi leads the 23-man team the Franco-German coach has listed for the dead-rubber fixture which holds at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo on Satur­day, September 3.

Al­though the outcome of the match will not change the fate of Nigeria and Tanzania as both teams have been eliminated from the 2017 Africa Na­tions Cup, but Rohr and the Super Ea­gles are using the game as a rehearsal for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualify­ing series clash with Zambia in Ndola in October.

Bravo! Nigerian Airforce test fires locally weaponized Aircraft

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday successfully test fired another locally weaponized Alpha Jet aircraft acquired from overseas without weapon delivery capability. The latest feat makes the third Alpha Jet aircraft to be so reconfigured and weaponised locally.

The NAF, at the heat of the Boko Haram insurgency, had acquired three Alpha Jet aircraft from private individuals in the United States however without combat capability. Subsequent efforts to use foreign vendors to re-militarise the aircraft proved abortive for several reasons.