Thursday 25 August 2016

Prof Wole Soyinka to deliver UNIBEN’s 2nd Eminent Lecture

The authorities at the University of Benin have concluded arrangements to host the second eminent lecture series.

The lecture scheduled to hold on Thursday, September 1, will be delivered by Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, at the Ugbowo campus of the university.
The event which has the theme “Culture at risk,” is at the instance of the Vice-Chancellor, Faraday Orumwense.

Donald Trump calls Hillary Clinton ‘bigot’ at campaign rally

Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of being a “bigot” in his latest appeal to minority voters.

Speaking at a Mississippi rally, he said his opponent “sees people of colour only as votes not as human beings worthy of a better future.”

Gombe State Governor says Fayose is a symbol of PDP

Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, has described his Ekiti State counterpart, Ayodele Fayose, as the symbol of their party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He said this in Ado-Ekiti while laying the foundation of a new hall in the palace of the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe Aladesanmi III.

EFCC Arrests Fraudster Over $ 145,000 Love Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Iwuchukwu Uche over allegations of obtaining money under false pretense to the tune of $140,000.

The Commission, in a statement issued Thursday by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said Uche was arrested on Tuesday.

Official: Manchester City completes Claudio Bravo from Barcelona

The Chile international has moved to the Etihad Stadium on a four-year deal to replace Joe Hart, who is now expected to leave the club before the transfer window closes.

Manchester City has completed the signing of Claudio Bravo for a fee believed to be in the region of £17 million.

Bravo will earn around £100,000 per week after signing a four-year deal at the Etihad Stadium, almost double what he earned during his two-year spell at Camp Nou.

Ali Modu Sheriff submits himself for Probe over alledged Boko Haram Sponsorship

A two-term Governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has offered himself for investigation over his alleged sponsorship of the Boko Haram sect.

The former governor and factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has continuously been linked with sponsorship of the deadly terrorist sect, in spite of his oft-repeated cries of innocence.

NEPC Boss says Nigeria Lost $30bn Oil Revenue In One Year

A whopping amount of $30billion in oil revenue was lost by Nigeria between 2014 and 2015, the Executive Director, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Olusegun Awolowo, has disclosed.

Mr. Awolowo stated this in Abuja at the batch 3 graduation ceremony of 38 Zero to Export Capacity Building Programme beneficiaries.

British Council to help revive Nigeria’s dormant festivals, traditional games

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Chief Executive of the British Council, Sir Ciaran Devane, with a request for partnership to help train festival managers, revive the country’s major festivals and prevent its traditional games from going extinct.

According to a statement issued by the Minister’s media aide, Segun Adeyemi, the agreement was signed in Edinburgh, Scotland, on the sidelines of the ongoing 2016 Edinburgh International Festival Summit.

Man who named dog Buhari released from prison after meeting bail condition

The man, who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari, has been released from prison. The 30-year-old trader, Joe Fortemose ‎Chinakwe, on Thursday, fulfilled his bail condition.

My wife beats and disrespects me - Physically challenged man tells court

A 46-year-old man, Ogah Alexander, on Thursday told a Mararaba Upper Area Court that his wife Helen, disrespects and beats him to pulp.

Alexander, of Aso C Mararaba, told the court that “my wife beats and disrespects me because I am deformed in one side of my hands”.

He urged the court to dissolve his 13-year-old marriage to Helen contracted in 2003 and the marriage is blessed with four children for disrespect and beating.

Breaking: Offcial results of the UEFA Champions League Draw #UCLdraw

The official draws for the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League Features!

Breaking: Cristiano Ronaldo wins #UEFABestPlayer in Europe

Cristiano Ronaldo wins the #UEFABestPlayer in Europe Award for the second time!

MUSIC: Dj Baddo Ft 9ice & Seriki - WonBe

After dropping "Finally" Ft Skales, Young gifted Indigenous #DJ/#VJ, "Dj Baddo" teams up with 9ice & Seriki brings to you this awesome track with it brilliant lyrics titled "WonBe"

Download HERE, and Enjoy!

Nigeria’s Ministers of Sports, Finance have cases to answer – Senator Ogba on #Rio2016 Performance

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba on Thursday, lamented the poor performance of Nigerian athletes in the just concluded Rio Olympics in Brazil.

Speaking with journalists in Abuja, Ogba attributed the poor performance of the athletes to non-release of funds meant for the exercise, recalling that his committee had invited the Minister of Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalong who repeatedly told the committee that funds were released to that effect.

“I hate being popular" – Frank Edoho

Popular broadcaster and compere, Frank Edoho, has revealed his disgust for popularity and fame.

He said he hates being popular.

Edoho, who became popular for being the host of the ‘Nigerian Edition of Who Wants To be A Millionaire’, told Hip TV he sees himself as a normal person who likes privacy, his wife and kids including his PlayStation.

Actress, Ebube Nwagbo says she is SCARED of marriage

Nollywood Actress, Ebube Nwagbo, has shared her fears concerning marriage following the high cases of divorce in the industry.

The Anambra State-born actress told ‘Star Gist’ in an interview.

She said: “I try to keep to myself, but the industry where I find myself is a complex one.

Man erroneously buys £30k bus online instead of ordering a cab with some little help from Alcohol

Lol, this aInstead of paying a few euros for a taxi ride home, Davie Little, a DJ, shelled out a whopping £30,000 on buying his own bus after he got very drunk while partying in Ibiza. Using his credit card, Davie says he still can’t figure out what he was thinking. 

Posting on Facebook, he wrote:

Delta state's cultural parade (PHOTOS)

Delta state is celebrating its 25 years of existence and as part of activities for the celebration, the state government today organized a cultural parade which took place at the Cenotaph, Asaba.

Photo of Fulani Herdsmen attack in Enugu (Warning *Very Graphic*)

Suspected Fulani herdsmen this morning attacked Atakwu community, in Nkanu West LGA, Enugu state, killing a seminarian of the Catholic Church, a mother and daughter, pregnant woman amongst others. Tochi Precious, an eyewitness at the hospital some of the victims of the attack were brought in, shared a graphic photo and wrote,

Is Gospel Singer, Sinach Pregnant?

Award winning Gospel Singer, Osinachi Kalu aka Sinach who recently performed in South Africa at her Gospel Concerts tagged #Sinachliveinconcert a few days ago took to social media page to share a beautiful photo with her husband Joe Egbu ... The photo was so full of smiles ... 
She captioned the Photo: "Laughing with my best friend. The King of our Castle. 😆 I love you babes 😍 @joe_egbu"

Breaking: Police uncovers Baby Factory In Abia State (Photo)

A baby factory has been uncovered by the Abia state police command. The baby factory was uncovered at the Ogbor-Hill area of Aba in Abia state.

The police say five pregnant women were rescued from the baby factory.

Abia police also arrested a 54-year-old man, Nkem Nwokocha, and his wife, identified simply as a nurse, who were said to be the owners of the baby factory.

Borno State | NSCDC arrests 40-year-old man for raping IDP

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno on Thursday said that it had arrested a 40-year-old man for allegedly raping an Internally Displaced Person (IDP).

Alhaji Abdullahi Ibrahim, NSCDC Commandant in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that the 13-year-old victim from Chibok was staying with her aunt at the Colori Camp.

Ibrahim said that the suspect was arrested in Dala area of the state capital.

Osun State | 15-year-old nabbed for stealing cable wires

A 15-year-old boy, Ayo Oladele, was on Thursday brought before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court in Osun over the alleged theft of cable wires valued at about N300,000.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Fagboyinbo Abiodun told the court that the accused committed the offence on Aug. 21 at about midnight at the Halleluyah Estate, Osogbo.

Customs issues 24hrs automation for Cargoes to vacate Lekki deep seaport

The Zone ‘A’ Coordinator of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Assistant Comptroller-General Eporwei Edike, has said that cargoes should be leave Lekki deep seaport under 24 hours.

Edike stated this during an inspection tour of the Lagos Free Zone housing the sea port project and the Lekki Free Trade Zone on Wednesday.

The Customs boss said that his visit to the zones had to do with seeking avenues of increasing customs revenue at the free zones.

Rio 2016 Paralympics: Officials yet to name Team Nigeria

With barely two weeks to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the Nigeria Paralympics Committee (NPC) has yet to name the members of the Team to represent the country.

The Games are slated for Sept. 7 to Sept. 18 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

However, the athletes for Para-powerlifting and para-athletics are currently camped in Abuja, while the Para-table tennis players are in Lagos training at the Knock-up Hall of the National Stadium.

Lagos State | Ex-council CSO in serious trouble for impersonating army officer

Guilty-racked 33-year-old former Lagos Council Chief Security Officer, Umar Usman, risks three years in jail for impersonating an army officer as a Lagos court has reserved judgment for Sept. 5.

Sections 77 (a) and 328 (d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011 under which the accused was charged prescribes three years for offenders.

Lagos Police arrests notorious cult group Kingpin

A notorious cult member top on the list of police’s most wanted criminals, Oriyomi Balogun, popularly known as J-Prompt, was among suspected criminals paraded by the Lagos State Police Command yesterday.

Detectives at the command captured the cult leader few days ago after months on the trail of his gang that has been terrorizing residents of Shomolu, Pedro, Gbagada and Bariga axis of the state.

So Sad | Four World Bank officials drown in Ekiti dam

Four World Bank officials had been reportedly drowned at Egbe Dam in Egbe Ekiti, Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

Egbe Dam is the biggest of the six dams in the state.

Mrs Folasade Akinrinmola, the chairman of the council and the state police command confirmed this development to newsmen on Thursday.

Police Service Commission to probe siege on Kwankwaso’s house

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has said it would investigate the circumstances that led to the blockade of the Kano residence of the former Governor of the state, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, by policemen, penultimate week.

The Chairman of the commission, Mike Okiro, said the commission would also look into the role of the Kano State Police Commissioner over the stoppage of a mass wedding event for 2,000 indigent citizens of the state.

Daniel Sturridge frustrated at wide role under Jurgen Klopp

Photo Credit: Reuters

Daniel Sturridge has said he is struggling to play as a right-sided forward for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Sturridge, 26, faces competition for the central striking berth this season, with Roberto Firmino preferred in that position during the early stage of 2016-17.

UNICEF decries Boko Haram violence says it is taking ‘devastating toll’ on children

Years of violence by Islamist Boko Haram militants have taken a “devastating toll” on children living in the Lake Chad basin, the United Nations Children’s Fund has said.

The insurgency displaced 1.4 million children in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger and left at least another one million trapped in areas that are hard to reach or under the control of Boko Haram, the agency said.

EFCC to interrogate 25 suspects over N5bn Army vehicles scandal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched investigations into how the Army spent an N5billion vehicles purchase grant received from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

The grant was provided by ONSA to purchase vehicles ostensibly for the monitoring of the 2015 general elections.

Ex-FIFA chief Amos Adamu says Nigeria is doomed with coach Rohr

New Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is not good enough and he will “damage” Nigeria before walking away from the country, according to ex-FIFA chief Amos Adamu.

Franco-German Rohr has signed a two-year contract that will pay him $47,000 a month to lead Nigeria through the 2018 World Cup qualifiers beginning with an October 3 clash in Zambia.

Danny Drinkwater extends contract with Leicester City

Danny Drinkwater has signed a new five-year contract with Leicester City, the Premier League champions have announced.

The deal ties the 26-year-old England international to the Foxes until 2021 and sees him join the likes of Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and Kasper Schmeichel in committing his future to the club this summer.

Former FIFA President, Blatter vows to ‘accept’ appeal verdict

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter vowed to accept his fate as he entered the world’s top sport court on Thursday to mount his final appeal against his six-year ban from football.
“I will accept the verdict,” Blatter, 80, told journalists outside the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
“I do hope it will be positive for me, but we are footballers. We learn to win but also we learn to lose,” he added, flanked by his Swiss lawyer Lorenz Erni.

Biafran group asks South East Governor to vacate office over low performance

The Biafran Independence Movement has urged underperforming governors in the South-East to vacate their offices since they have lost focus and derailed from their political promises.

BIM also alleged that some of the governors were good at building and establishing industries and constructing roads on television screen, whereas those roads they claimed to have spent billions of naira to construct remained deplorable, few weeks after their inauguration.

Federal Government to peg oil price benchmark at $42.5 in 2017

The Federal Government will base the 2017 budget on an oil price benchmark of $42.5 per barrel. Oil price currently stands at about $48.9 per barrel.

This is one of the key highlights of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) for 2017 to 2019, which was approved by the Federal Executive Council, in Abuja, yesterday.

Kwara State | Police arrest herdsman for killing his mother, brother’s wife

A Fulani herdsman, Abubakar Usman, has been arrested for allegedly killing his 65-year-old mother, Khadijat, and his brother’s wife, Ramatu Shagari, aged 35.

The 25-year-old suspect was paraded on Wednesday at the state police command’s headquaters in Ilorin along with other suspects – Yahaya Umar and Abubakar Saletu – who were reportedly caught with a human head.

Delta State | 'Yahoo Boys' Caught With Girls Pants and Other Ritual Items (Photos)

A group of internet fraudsters a.k.a Ghana Burgers were apprehended by policemen at Koko Junction, Warri, Delta State. According to the evidence found on them and their confessions, they went to Oyo State for rituals.

Read below what was shared by Ossai Ovie Success

Henry Nwosu urges Mikel Obi to improve his style of play

Ex-international Henry Nwosu said Dream Team captain John Mikel Obi must abandon his defensive style of play if he truly wants to reach his full potentials as a player.

Nwosu advised the Super Eagles midfielder to play from the attacking line rather than playing as a defensive player.

Nigeria Banks clarify positions on forex sanction by CBN

Some banks on Wednesday clarified their positions on the alleged suspension from the foreign exchange market transaction by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over alleged non-remittance of the NNPC dollar deposits.

The affected banks expressed their stance in statements and e-mails to customers on Wednesday in Lagos.

The banks include the FirstBank Ltd., Fidelity, Keystone and Heritage.

LASU sanctioned 84 students over indecent dressing

The Lagos State University authorities (LASU) issued 84 students warning letters for indecent dressing and also disqualified a student who was among the candidate who was to contest in the forthcoming student union election.

According to the breakdown analysis, eight among the culprit are final year students,43 in 100level,20 in 200level,and three in 300level.

Italy | Earthquake death toll nears 250

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy rose to 247 on Thursday amid fears many more corpses would be found in the rubble of devastated mountain villages.

Rescuers sifted through collapsed masonry in the search for survivors, but their grim mission was clouded by uncertainty about exactly how many people had been staying in communities closest to the epicentre of Wednesday’s quake.

Say What | Neymar’s Son Davi Names His Two Puppies After Leo Messi And His Dad Neymar

Neymar's son, Davi who celebrated his birthday yesterday got two lovely puppies as birthday gifts and decided to name them after his two favourite players in the world- his dad Neymar and current World footballer of the year, Messi.

Aww! Funke Akindele & JJC Skillz' are married ... OAP Freeze just confirm it!

Funke Akindele and fiancee JJC Skillz real name Abdulrasheed Bello are said to be married. Images shared on Snapchat appear to confirm they got married yesterday. The actress who turned 39 today is said to have gotten married in a private ceremony in London. JJC's daughter Tamira Bello shared some photos which appeared to be from the wedding. 

Wish them lots of Happiness!

Man who poured boiling water over sleeping gay couple bags 40 years sentence (Graphic Photos)

A man who poured boiling water on a gay couple has been jailed for 40 years. Martin Blackwell, 48, carried out the sickening attack on Marquez Tolbert and Anthony Gooden because he did not approve of their relationship.

A jury in Atlanta, US, found him guilty on 10 counts after a they spent just 90 minutes deliberating the case.Blackwell showed no emotion as he was jailed for 40 years.

OMG! Kim Kardashian shares eye-popping pictures (+18 Pictures)

Kim Kardashian put her banging bikini body on display as she enjoys a vacation in Mexico. She rocked a white top over her bikini and later changed into a sheer top,showing off her bare bust.

Did Comedian Bovi just shades AOP Freeze (See Post)

Comedian Bovi shared this cryptic post ... The focus was using the word 'Freeze' What this post targeted to OAP Freeze... We sure know Daddy Freeze isn't the silent person, so hopefully, we get to hear his side of the story soon.

Zamfara State Governor says students burnt to death over alleged blasphemy were Muslims, not Christians

Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari yesterday debunked insinuations that the crises which saw 9 burnt to death in Talata-Mafara,was a religious clash in which Christians were killed.

According to him, those killed were Muslims. He promised to ensure that the killers are brought to book.

Speaking with reporters after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Yari said: 

Woman in critical condition after her father & brother tried to stone her to death (PHOTO)

A young Pakistani woman was fighting for her life in hospital last night after her own father and brother-in-law allegedly tried to stone her death in an attempted honour killing.

Her male friend was killed in the shocking incident.

According to Daily Mirror,police believe married Shakila Khan, 22, was followed on Wednesday to a house in Ghari, Swat Valley by her brother-in-law who found her alone with a local man called Bilal, 27.