Tuesday 27 September 2016

England removes Sam Allardyce as team coach after newspaper sting

Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager after only one match in charge after he made a series of damaging comments to undercover reporters.

The 61-year-old Allardyce was only hired on July 22 and had a contract through 2018, but the English Football Association says his deal has been terminated ''with immediate effect'' by mutual consent.

Samsung adhere to CPC’s directives to recall Galaxy Note 7 devices

Samsung Electronics West Africa Limited has complied with the ultimatum given to it by the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), requiring it to give a status report on the global recall of Galaxy Note 7 in Nigeria, following reports of an explosion of dozens of the device while charging.

A statement by the CPC on Tuesday morning said the company disclosed that the device was yet to be launched in Nigeria, and had announced its readiness to provide a voluntary exchange to consumers, who may have purchased it elsewhere in the world and brought it into Nigeria.

Police arrest Pastor whose hardcore s*x killed a woman in Warri

The investigation has revealed that an unidentified pastor has landed in police net for allegedly having a sexual intercourse with a woman cohabiting with a man, in the guise of praying for her at about 5 am on Monday, September, 26, in Warri, Delta State. The woman died reportedly in the course of the intercourse.

Daily Post correspondent gathered that the matter is currently being kept secret by members of the unknown woman’s family because they want to amicably settle the matter with the pastor’s family.

Dwindling Economy | Nigeria’s foreign reserves drop to $24.74bn

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, says Nigeria’s foreign reserves have reduced from $26.51 billion in the second quarter of 2016 to $24.74 billion in September.
Udoma on Tuesday said this at the 57th annual conference of Nigerian Economic Society with the theme “the developmental state and diversification of the Nigerian economy”.

He said Nigeria had revenue and foreign currency concentration problems, adding that diversification was the only solution.

Helicopter crashes enroute to Chevron Angola oil platform, Four dead, two missing

No fewer than four people were reported dead and two missing after an helicopter crashed en route a Chevron oil platform, off the Angolan coast, the U.S. oil company said on Tuesday.

The helicopter was said to have left Malongo port in Angola’s Cabinda province on Monday at 1523 local time to make the short journey to the Tombua-Landana offshore oil platform, but never arrived.

EFCC boss, Magu says some Nigerians believe corruption is not wrong

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday, said not all Nigerians believe corruption is wrong.

Magu said this shortly after a workshop organised for journalists covering activities of the commission on Tuesday.

Shi’ites gives FG one-week ultimatum over Zakzaky’s detention

Shi’ites group, under the aegis of Save Zakzaky’s Life Group, has issued a fresh 7-day ultimatum to the federal government to unconditionally release their leader, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky from detention.

The group noted that failure to comply with its request would leave them with no alternative but to storm Abuja in protest for El-Zakzaky’s release.

Benue State | Suspected kidnapper arrested, beaten to pulp

A suspected kidnapper was on Tuesday arrested and beaten to pulp by members of Gwer East Community Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Aliade area of Benue State.

The suspect, identified as Aondolumun Nyimkaan, is said to be a native of Konshisha Local government area of the state.

Trump-Clinton First Presidential debate get record ratings

More than 80 million people viewed Monday's first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, making it the most watched debate ever, according to Nielsen research.

The previous record was the only debate between Republican Ronald Reagan and President Jimmy Carter in 1980, which drew 80 million in an era with far few channels and no Internet. In 2012, the first debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney in 2012 drew 67 million viewers.

The 80 million number doesn't include numerous streaming options made available.

Lagos State | Chief Judge frees 20 inmates from Ikoyi Prisons

The Lagos State Chief Judge, Justice Oluwafumilayo Atilade, in exercise of her constitutional powers on Tuesday, released 20 inmates of Ikoyi Prisons awaiting trial.

Atilade made the pronouncement at a mini-court session conducted at the prisons, where she told the inmates to ‘Go and sin no more’.

The gesture was part of activities to mark the 2016/2017 legal year.

Manchester City Coach Pep Guardiola stuns on the covers GQ magazine (PHOTOS)

Apart from been an excellent Coach, Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has also been known for his love for fashion. That can be seen in his exquisite outfits to football matches. The fashionable coach covers the Spanish edition of GQ magazine.

Lol! Mocheddah says "Half of the Nigerians supporting Hillary Clinton don't know why"

Well, she might be right ... Sometimes you just have to join the bandwagon ...

It seems Blac Chyna and Kris Jenner are pretty cool ... (See Comments)

via LIB:
Rob Kardashian took to twitter some hours ago to slam his family for planning a baby shower for him 'without inviting the mother of his child, Blac Chyna'. Without stating how that was even possible, he shared his younger sister Kylie Jenner's phone number on the internet and it had to be quickly disconnected.

Governor El Rufai reportedly registers his son in a public school (See Photo)

Facebook user, Muktar Garba Maigamo, shared this photo on his wall and claimed this is Governor Nasir El Rufai's son and that the boy has been enrolled into one of the public schools in Kaduna. "The name of the school cannot be revealed for security reasons. #Thank You Elrufai". he wrote

See the state of Itokin road in Lagos commissioned just last week

Twitter user, Adedamola Aderinmola, shared the photos of the alleged state of Itokin road in Lagos which was commissioned just last week.

Check out these photos from Comedian Bovi's surprise birthday party

Nigerian Comedian Bovi turned a year older a few days ago. His wife Kris Asimonye, who is currently in the U.S awaiting the birth of their third child had a surprise in store for him. 

According to gist from LIB, Kris with help from her sister and friends had arranged a surprise birthday party for her husband, which was attended by all his close friends, including Basket Mouth and wife, TV show host, Frank Edoho and many others.

PHOTOS: Ex-Governor Ikedi Ohakim's son and wife expecting baby no. 2

Former Governor of Imo State Ikedi Ohakim's first son, Obia and his wife Oby are expecting their second child. The couple, who got married in 2013 already have a 2-year-old son. The expectant mother and lawyer showed off her growing baby bump in latest Instagram photos

Kate Middleton rocks £4000 Alexander McQueen dress on day two of visit to Canada (PHOTOS)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in their second day of their Royal tour of Canada. For the day's engagements, the Duke wore a regular smart suit while the Duchess burnished her fashion credentials in a £4000 dress by Alexander McQueen. They were joined by Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie.

Singer, Small Doctor shares emotional piece as he celebrates his son's birthday (READ)

Temitope Adekunle aka Small doctor writes a very emotional message to his son, Abdul-Sodeeq Temitopeoluwa Alao, who turns a year older today. The 'gbagaun' crooner disclosed how he went to steal so that he and his son could eat but was caught and beaten serious. 

He wrote:

Indian Vice President visit to Buhari at the state House (PHOTOS)

President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo received the Indian Vice President, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, at the State House Abuja today September 27th.

Katsina State | Gov Aminu Masari halt convoy to help accident victims (PHOTOS)

Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari came to the aid of victims of a crash which occurred today. Governor Masari, who was on his way back from Adua immediately ordered vehicles on his convoy, to convey the injured to the hospital. He also directed officials to buy whatever is needed for their treatment.

Beverly Osu releases lovely Photos to mark her 24th birthday

Big Brother Africa "The Chase" star, model, video vixen, eclectic makeup Artiste, budding actress, brand Ambassador and all around entertainer, Beverly Ada Osu clocks 24 today!

Emir of Kano spotted with Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby in London

Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II, today met with Justin Portal Welby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, at the Lambeth Palace - his official residence in London. Archbishop Welby said it was a pleasure to welcome and spend time with the Emir, whom he described as an old friend.

Irate church worshippers mobbed and strip motorcycles thieves in Anambra State

In Nnewi Anambra state, two thieves were stripped naked and mobbed by angry worshippers at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ukunu Eziora Ozubulu, after they stole a motorcycle during the church's 5.30am mass today September 27th. They were later handed over to the police. 

Man United player Antonio Valencia says he's single after fling with Norwegian beauty (Photos)

Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia has been forced to declare he's single after reports emerged last week that he had lodged in a hotel with a beautiful Norwegian nurse behind his wife's back after losing the derby to Manchester City.

Valencia, 31, has been married to Zoila Meneses until recently and they both have a ten-year-old daughter. According to the footballer he's now single, meaning he didn't 'cheat' on his wife.

Anambra State | Police declares ex-fraudster Chief Emmanuel Nwude wanted

Chief Emmanuel Nwude, (Owelle Abagana) has been declared wanted by Anambra State Police Command over involvement in a case of conspiracy, malicious damage, murder, act of terrorism and attack on policemen. Chief Nwude, from Umudunu, Abagana is a convicted Advance-Fee fraudster. He and his accomplices were in 2005 convicted by a federal high court for pulling the biggest 419 fraud in history.

Dino Melaye names Minister who 'helped' MTN move $13.92bn out of Nigeria

The Chairman, Senate Committee on the FCT, Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West) has accused the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, of colluding with ‎MTN to illegally move $13.92billion out of Nigeria between 2006 and 2016 to the company’s home country of South Africa.

Melaye had under Order 42 of the Senate rule last Thursday, alleged that MTN Nigeria was involved in gross money laundering, claiming that “between 2006 and 2016, the MTN Nigeria, in collaboration with four commercial banks and with the help of a serving Minister, has moved over $12bn out of this country”.

Jihadist, Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi bags 9 years for Timbuktu attacks

War crimes judges on Tuesday sentenced a Malian jihadist to nine years in jail for destroying the fabled shrines of Timbuktu, in a landmark ruling experts hope will help safeguard the world’s vulnerable monuments.

Judges at the International Criminal Court in The Hague found Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi guilty of directing the 2012 attacks on the Unesco world heritage site in northern Mali.

APC Chairman, Odigie-Oyegun says Tinubu’s allegations not true

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said he will not take issue with the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

He, however, said “most” of the allegations in the media report were “not true,” noting that the party would focus on the September 28 governorship election in Edo State, which he said was his “priority”.

Odigie-Oyegun said this on Monday in Benin in response to the call by the former Lagos State governor for his removal.

Ekiti State | My wife is disgusting and doesn't know how to cook – Man tells court

A 40-year-old man, Olarewaju Osasonna, on Tuesday, told an Ikole Customary Court, Ekiti, that he could no longer cope with the foul smell from his wife, Kafayat, due to her dirty ways.

He said, “My wife is very dirty to the extent of packing used baby napkins with faeces for days in the house without washing them and this made everywhere in the house to smell.

Gabon | Ali Bongo sworn-in as President

Ali Bongo was sworn-in Tuesday as Gabon’s president after the country’s top court controversially validated his fiercely contested election win, taking his family’s reign over the oil-rich country into a fifth decade.
“I pledge to devote all my efforts for the good of the Gabonese people and to ensure their well-being… and respect and defend the constitution and the rule of law,” the 57-year-old said.
Cannons were fired during the ceremony in the seafront presidential palace in Libreville, as fears of fresh violence resurfaced.

Edo Guber | Nigeria Union of Journalists disclaims suspected fake journalists

The National leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), yesterday, said it knows nothing about 10 persons in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Edo State.

The suspected journalists on arrest in a popular hotel in the state had claimed that they were in the state to cover Wednesday’s governorship election.

Akwa Ibom | Navy nab oil bunkers, thieves

Nigerian Navy patrol team deployed by NNS Jubilee, in Akwa Ibom state, has arrested three oil thieves around Prime Energy, just as another patrol team has also arrested three people suspected to be involved in illegal oil bunkering.

A statement by the Director Information, Nigerian Navy, Commodore Christian Ezekobe, said that the suspected oil thieves were caught conveying 10 drums of allegedly stolen Premium Motor Spirits (PMS) and five drums of suspected illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) in three-speed boats.

Just In: Senate Oppose Sale Of National Assets

The Nigerian Senate, on Tuesday, rejected the calls for the sale of the country’s national assets.

On its social media handle, the Senate said it “rejected prayer 3 of the recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee which sought for the sale of National Assets to shore up Foreign Reserve”. This was during the proceeding of Senate Plenary for Tuesday 27th of September 2016.”

First presidential debate: Donald Trump says Clinton lacks ‘stamina,’ Clinton cites his attacks on women as ‘pigs, slobs and dogs’

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed in unusually personal terms during a taboo-breaking first general-election presidential debate on Monday evening, with Clinton accusing Trump of pushing “racist lies” about President Obama’s birthplace, and Trump accusing Clinton of lacking the “stamina” to be president.
“She doesn’t have the look. She doesn’t have the stamina. I said she doesn’t have the stamina. I don’t believe she does have the stamina,” Trump said, when moderator Lester Holt asked him about a past comment that Clinton lacked a presidential “look.” “You have to be able to negotiate our trade deals …I don’t believe that Hillary has the stamina.”

Road to Former President Jonathan’s hometown covers up in Floods

A section of the Onuebum Road leading to Otuoke, former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s home town in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, has been taken over by flood.

Motorists, especially private car owners, are now forced to travel through Elebele Road to access Otuoke community, host to a federal university.

Also, petty traders operating along the Otuoke-Onuebum Road have been sacked by the rising water level from the adjoining forest.

Nigeria sinks down in top investment destination in Africa

Nigeria has given in its number five spot to Kenya as it slipped to number six in the list of top 10 investment destinations in Africa.

Nigeria had held her current position (6th) in 2011, according to the sixth edition of Rand Merchant Bank’s (RMB’s) annual report.

The latest RMB report blamed current recession for Nigeria’s slip, noting that the economy has been weighed down by a dismal economic growth outlook and weak operating environment. Nigeria is going through its first recession in over 20 years, triggered by low oil prices.

Germany | Authorities blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook

German data protection authorities on Tuesday said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp, citing privacy concerns.

Facebook and WhatsApp promised in the wake of the Silicon Valley giant’s 2014 acquisition of the messaging app that they would not share data, Hamburg’s Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Johannes Caspar recalled in a statement.

He added that Facebook would be required to delete any data already received from WhatsApp in Germany.

Nigerian Navy denies allegations of human rights abuse

The Nigerian Navy has denied allegations of human rights abuse levelled against it by the proprietor of a Lagos based building construction company.

Briefing the National Human Rights Commission which had summoned the Navy on the issue, the Managing Director of Navy Building and Construction Company Limited, Commodore Abdul Adamu, said the Navy was a disciplined force and do not involve in any form‎ of human rights abuse in any part of Nigeria.

He admitted that the Nigerian Navy had a business relationship with Lexy Nigeria Limited which ‎was now a subject of dispute before an arbitration panel in Lagos.

Colombia and FARC sign historic peace accord ending 52-year war

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist rebel leader Timochenko used a pen made from a bullet on Monday to sign an agreement ending a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people and made their nation a byword for violence.

After four years of negotiations in Havana, Santos, 65, and Timochenko – a nom de guerre for 57-year-old revolutionary Rodrigo Londono – shook hands on Monday on Colombian soil for the first time.

Some 2,500 foreign and local dignitaries attended the ceremony in the walled, colonial city of Cartagena.

Lawyers to EFCC | Prosecute Dame Patience Jonathan and Stop the Media Trial

A group of human rights lawyers, yesterday, called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to put an end to the “media trial” of former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.

Addressing reporters on behalf of the group, in Abuja, Ugochukwu Osuagwu, said they were not against investigating and prosecuting the former First Lady, but that it had to be done in line with the law, and not on the pages of newspapers or the Internet.

Abdulmumin Jibrin writes open Letter to Yakubu Dogara (Read Letter)

Former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin ,  has penned an open letter to the speaker House Of Representatives, RT. Hon. Yakubu Dogara saying the speaker needs to search his conscience before he destroys the House Of Representative.

Read his letter below:

Army blast Abubakar Shekau, says he is Mad, Cannot be Trusted

Efforts by the Federal Government to hold talks with Boko Haram on the release of the abducted Chibok girls might have hit a brick wall.

President Muhammadu Buhari had recently invited the United Nations to act as a mediator in discussions with the sect’s leaders, to secure the girls’ freedom from 900 days of captivity.

Chelsea Players make case for John Obi Mikel to be in Starting Lineup

Players of Chelsea have made a case for out of favour Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel to be restored to the teams’ starting 11 ahead of new sign on Ngolo Kante

The players it was reported led an unrest in the Chelsea dressing room, where they have dropped a big hint suggesting they want Manager Antonio Conte to sacrifice N’Golo Kante for Mikel Obi.

Mikel has been frozen out by the manager since his return from the Rio Olympics, a situation which has reportedly turned some of the players against the manager.

Coach Arsene Wenger says Alex Iwobi Should be Playing for England, Not Nigeria

Coach of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, is not too happy with the decision of star player Alex Iwobi to play for Nigeria instead of England. The team he represented at youth level before switching to play for Nigeria at senior level.
“He should be playing for England,” Wenger said in January, and he did for a while.

APC official Begs Buhari to Intervene over Tinubu, Oyegun fracas

Mr Timi Frank, the Acting Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call a meeting of stakeholders of the party to avert internal crisis in the organisation.

Frank made the plea at a news briefing in Abuja on Monday, saying that a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting would   halt the crisis brewing within the party.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Ondo State Governorship election primary election has generated  much wrangling within the party and has led to the sack of the state chairman.

FCT, Abuja | Senate Committee orders Bello to impose N50,000 fine per cow loitering

The Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has mandated the FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello, to impose N50,000 As fine per cow on herdsmen who defy government directive not graze cattle in the FCT.

The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Dino Melaye, gave the directive when Bello appeared before the committee in Abuja on Monday.

Say What | 16 Year Old Boy Jumps From 23rd Floor To Impress Girl

A teenage struck and stuck in love has jumped from the 23rd floor of a to impress a girl he’s in love with.

According to reports, the Russian boy, Alexander Shadrin miraculously survived the jump which could easily have killed him.

Angelina Jolie appointed Professor, will teach at London School Of Economics

Angelina Jolie, who filed for divorce  last week from Brad Pitt after two years of marriage, is set to take up another role–teacher. She has been appointed as a visiting professor at the London School of Economics for a new masters’ program focused on women, peace and security.
“She is going to be a visiting professor next year, 2017,” a spokesperson for LSE said  “The post starts in September 2017.”

Walt Disney may buy Twitter

The impending sale of Twitter (TWTR) has gone up a notch with the entrance of an unexpected bidder.

According to sources, the entertainment giant, Walt Disney (DIS) is preparing to make an offer which sent DIS stock off 1 percent on Monday.