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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Chelsea lack leadership without Terry — Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand has warned Jose Mourinho that his Chelsea side lack leadership when John Terry isn’t on the pitch.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Car insurance: Young drivers 'benefit from new tech

New technology is helping to cut car insurance premiums for young drivers while older motorists are seeing costs rise, research suggests.

Drivers aged under 25 have seen the average premium fall by 5.5% in the year to August, according to researcher Consumer Intelligence.

Google releases improved Chromecast for the same $35 price

Google announces its newly designed Chromecastvideo-streaming device.
James Martin/CNET

New Chromecast is here, and it's still dirt cheap.

Police screen new EFCC operatives

The Force headquarters has commenced evaluations for personnel that would be re-deployed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission following the withdrawal of police operatives that had spent over five years at the anti-graft agency.

Police commission dismisses two senior officers

The Police Service Commission has dismissed two senior officers for acts unbecoming of law officers.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Aluko inspires Chelsea to victory over Oshoala’s Liverpool

                           Chelsea Ladies
Chelsea Ladies took a step closer to the Women’s Super League title with a resounding victory away at Liverpool on Sunday.

Police Inspector to die by hanging for murder in Port Harcourt


Justice Adolphus Enebeli of Rivers State High Court yesterday sentenced a Police Inspector, Mr. Samuel Timothy to death by hanging.

Samsung was told to stop copying iPhone


After a years-long court battle, Apple finally got what it wanted: A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Samsung smartphones can no longer copy certain iPhone features.

THE 4 SCIENTIFIC REASONS YOU MAY BE ATTRACTED TO SOMEONE

The laws of attraction in the modern world are quite simple on the surface. If you like someone and they like you back, you eventually get together and then try to figure out if you’re a good match long-term.

Rangers deserve victory – Amapakabo

                        Amapakabo

Enugu Rangers head coach Imama Amapakabo has said his side deserved the hard fought victory against Kwara United.

Oliseh invited Iwobi for Siasia – Dikko

                                 Alex Iwobi

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) 2nd vice president Shehu Dikko has clarified the rationale behind the invitation of Arsenal U21 star Alex Iwobi to the Super Eagles for a series of the friendlies against DR Congo and Cameroon next month.

Injured Messi ‘irreplaceable’ for Barca boss

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique admitted it is impossible to replace Lionel Messi as the European champions face up to living without the four-time World Player of the Year for up to eight weeks.

Google wants to make your living room devices smarter

Google has already staked out spots in your living room with its Nest thermostat, Chromecast video-streaming device and Android TV software. Now it wants more.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Facebook partners with UN to bring Internet access to refugee camps

Facebook is working with the United Nations to enable refugees from the Syrian civil war to access the Internet so they can more easily communicate while seeking resettlement.

How husbands can have better sex with their wives

No doubt, many men (and women) are desirous of a happy marriage and an exciting sex life, but it appears there is a better way to achieve these other than the conventional ways of buying gift items, going on vacations and being a caring, good looking partner.

Why some remember their dream and others don’t


Everybody sleeps, but does everybody dream? This, among other related issues, is perhaps one of the most interesting and unsolved mysteries surrounding human existence, and possibly one of the many questions that have not enjoyed relative unanimity in response from people.

Basketmouth never contacted me –Sean Tizzle


Ace comedian Basketmouth is currently not happy with popular singer Sean Tizzle. The comedian said that he he helped Sean Tizzle secure contracts for three shows but when he called on him to perform at his own show, the pop act allegedly gave him a ridiculous price.

Barcelona star Messi, suffers ligament damage

Hearts were in mouths at the Nou Camp Saturday as a knee injury sustained after just three minutes forced Lionel Messi out of Barcelona's La Liga fixture with Las Palmas.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Why teachers are ditching report cards


Lane Merrifield vividly recalls the stress his young son felt when he got his first "C" on a report card.What made it worse was learning later that the teacher had made a mistake.

How Facebook plans to make money on Messenger


You bought a bag of chips for lunch, but it turns out they're all broken. It's a sad bag of chip dust. How do you let the company know?

Tech company lists top 25 apps hit by malware




"We have no information to suggest that the malware has been used to do anything malicious," Apple said in its XcodeGhost Q&A Web page.

Want to share music across several different Android and iOS devices?

If you find yourself in a situation where you want to play some music, but you don't have a large stereo or Bluetooth speaker, then AmpMe could be the solution you're seeking. AmpMe lets you play music across multiple devices at once.

Mystery iPhone lands at Litchfield in new 'Orange is the New Black' clip

Fans of the Netflix original series "Orange is the New Black" will have to wait till next June to see more action from inside the Litchfield Penitentiary where it takes place.

More Nigerians watch videos on smartphone, tablet, laptop – Ericsson report

Following the changing consumer needs in TV and video landscape in Nigeria, latest report by Ericsson’s ConsumerLab released yesterday has indicated that 64 percent of time is spent by Nigerians watching videos on a mobile device like smartphone, tablet and laptop.

FIFA sets Nov/Dec dates for Qatar World Cup

FIFA announced on Friday that the 2022 World Cup, to be held in Qatar, will start on November 21 with the final to be played on December 18 – cutting four days off the length of the competition.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Amazing Health Benefits of Guava Seeds That You Never Knew


Guava is a nutritious and delicious fruit that tastes like a combination of pear and strawberry. It is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, niacin, thiamine, iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, etc.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Another building collapses in Lagos, casualties unknown

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency says it has yet to determine the number of casualties in Tuesday building collapse in Lekki area of the state.

Odunlade Adekola shuns fan’s kiss at Ikorodu Glo Slide n’ Bounce concert


The Ikorodu edition of  Globacom’s high octave concert, the Glo Slide ‘n’ Bounce, which held at the Ikorodu Musical Village last Saturday, was a mixture of drama and music.

Make one more hit – 2face begs Don Jazzy, D’banj

                              2face Idibia

If you are one of those who have for years, yearned for a come back, then this should excite you as 2face Idibia has pleaded with Don Jazzy and D’Banj to make one more hit together.

Diego Costa, Arsenal, Chelsea charged over clash

Diego Costa and Gabriel have been charged with violent conduct and improper conduct respectively over incidents during Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Arsenal, the Football Association announced on Monday.

Spurs plan Iheanacho swoop


Tottenham Hotspur are planning an audacious bid for Kelechi Iheanacho, but Manchester City are also fighting to keep the highly-rated Nigeria starlet and have opened talks to extend his contract, which runs out in 2018.

Siasia banks on Iheanacho, Awoniyi

In a bid to ensure automatic qualification for the 2016 Olympics, Chief Coach of the national U-23 team, the Dream Team IV, Samson Siasia has began moves to have Manchester City of England young prodigy, Kelechi Iheanacho and new Liverpool signing, Taiwo Awoniyi join his team.

Saraki refuses to be docked


The trial of the Senate President, Dr. Olubukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja,commenced on a dramatic note this morning, with the accused person, refusing to mount the dock.

You are a noise maker, Army Chief tells B’Haram leader

                         Army-Chief-Buratai

Nigeria’s chief of army staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai has dismissed as mere noise making the claims in a new audio by Abubakar Shekau, the elusive Boko Haram leader.

10 HEALTH BENEFITS OF GROUNDNUTS


Groundnuts, also known as peanuts, are considered a very healthy snack. Although small in size it plays a vital nutritional role and contains amazing health benefits.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Mourinho slams moaning Wenger

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he expected Arsenal to “moan” after his side beat the Gunners 2-0 in a feisty game at Stamford Bridge.

Fire guts LIRS office

The office of the Lagos Inland Revenue Service on the third floor of Good Shepherd building, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, has been gutted by fire.

Ighalo now leading scorer in 2015

Odion Ighalo was quick to highlight the vital role played by fellow front-man Troy Deeney for both of his goals against Newcastle United.

Messi, Neymar score as Barca beat Levante

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona ran out comfortable 4-1 winners against Levante in Sunday’s La Liga fixture.

No more second fiddle for Team Nigeria – Yakmut

AS Nigerians continue to celebrate Team Nigeria’s sterling second placing at the end of African Games in Congo Brazzaville, Director General of the National Sports Commission, NSC, Alhassan Yakmut has vowed that Nigeria would no longer play the second fiddle in the continental fiesta.

Former Real Madrid star who dumped Spain for Nigeria sees red

Former Real Madrid star  and Spain youngster, Derik Osede who dumped Spain to play for Nigeria was giving the marching order as his team, Bolton Wanderers’ four-game unbeaten run came to an abrupt end.

Mama died in my arms – Tokunbo Awolowo - Dosunmu

The youngest daughter of the late HID Awolowo, Dr. Tokunbo Awolowo - Dosunmu, said her mother breathed her last in her arms on Saturday.

Man stabs, removes 74-year-old father’s heart

Residents of Abesan Estate in the Ipaja area of Lagos State have been thrown into confusion after a man, Nelson Oamen, stabbed his father, Ehiremen Oamen, to death during an altercation.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

NMA calls for LUTH, psychiatric hospital medical directors’ sacking

The Lagos State Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association, Dr. Tope Ojo, has called for the removal of the Chief Medical Directors of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi- Araba, Prof. Chris Bode and the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Dr. Raheem Lawal, over allegations of insecurity and poor welfare at the tertiary hospitals.

Mourinho, Wenger clash over bothersome Costa

Diego Costa provided the lightning conductor as the longstanding friction between Chelsea and Arsenal crackled to the fore during his side’s ill-tempered 2-0 victory in the Premier League.

Tributes as HID Awolowo passes on at 99



The Matriarch of the Awolowo family, Chief Hannah Idowu Dideolu (HID) Awolowo, is dead at the age of 99.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Mourinho to be investigated over claims of sexism


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could face a five-match ban after a member of the public complained he had used sexist and abusive language against former team doctor Eva Carneiro, Britain’s press reported Friday.

Court orders Saraki’s arrest

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja has ordered the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mr. Solomon Arase and other relevant security agencies in ‎the country to arrest the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Stop asking stupid questions, google it - Mourinho

Ahead of Chelsea’s 2015/2016 UEFA Champions League opener against against Maccabi Tel Aviv, Chelsea manager, José Mourinho has told a press conference that he has nothing to prove to anyone after his team’s poor start on Monday after journalists asked questions about his managerial career.

Pipeline vandals kill seven DSS operatives in Lagos

There was pandemonium on Tuesday on Ishawo Road, Ikorodu area of Lagos State, after seven operatives of the Department of State Services were killed during an encounter with suspected pipeline vandals.

We’ll gladly accept Fayose’s rams, food items – Ekiti Imams

The General Secretary, League of Imams and Alfas in Nigeria, Ekiti State, Alhaji Abdulrazak Adenipekun, has ordered Muslims in the state to ignore the ban on Sallah’s gift from Governor Ayodele Fayose.

Ooni: Ogboru, Giesi clash over kingmakers decision

The Ogboru Ruling House of Ife has clashed with the Giesi Ruling House over the declaration of the Ife kingmakers to use rotational order contained in Ife Cheiftaincy Declaration of 1980 to select the next Ooni of Ife.

Release my wife, Nwosu begs abductors

THE Deputy Managing Director of The Sun Newspaper, Mr Steve Nwosu, whose wife was abducted Monday, by gunmen who raided his Ago residence, Lagos, yesterday, appealed to her abductors to release her to his family.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Ife king maker ask Giesi to produce the next Ooni

Ife Kingmakers have asked the Giesi Ruling House to present qualified candidate(s) from the family to be selected the next Ooni of Ife.

Man, 27, remanded for biting off police officer’s ear

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday remanded one Ibrahim Ayelangbe in prison custody for biting off a police officer’s ear.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Why power outage persists – Senator

The lawmaker representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Sen. Fatima Raji-Rasaki, says the persistent outage in the country is caused by negligence and insincerity of major stakeholders in the power sector.

Don’t let your diet age you

What you put on your plate might affect what you see in the mirror. But a few tweaks to your dining habits can go a long way to keeping your skin youthful and your body healthy. The key approach is to eat better.

Burkina Faso bars two ex-ministers from contesting presidency

Burkina Faso on Thursday barred its former foreign minister and former sports minister from contesting next month’s presidential election on the grounds that they had backed ex-president Blaise Compaore’s failed bid to cling to power last year.

Police free corps members arrested for robbery in Niger

The National Youth Service Corps on Friday said it had secured the release of two out of three corps members detained by police in Niger over alleged armed robbery.

Pastor arraigned for raping teenager

A 40-year-old Pastor, Abraham Akpan, was arraigned in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Friday over the defilement of a teenager.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Buhari fires FCT revenue service chairman, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has fired the Chairman of the Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service.

Ooni’s Stool Cannot be Occupied without Any Right to Royalty - Ife Prince


An octogenarian prince, Peter Adetola Ogunleye, on Wednesday posited that the highly revered Ooni’s stool can not be occupied by just any individual who has no right to the royalty, just as he noted that its the turn of Giesi to produce the next Ooni.

Court remands trader for assaulting Task Force officials

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday ordered the prison remand of a trader, Biodun Ilesanmi, who allegedly assaulted Federal Task Force officials, who were on operation at the Mile 12 Market in Lagos.

Gambling becomes addiction number one for football

Gambling has overtaken the demon drink as the main risk for cash-rich footballers, according to former England captain Tony Adams who battled alcoholism before becoming a saviour for players fighting addiction.

Our sports need total overhaul – Akin Amao

One of Nigeria’s foremost sports medicine practitioners, Dr. Akin Amao has called for a total overhaul of Nigerian sports industry, if the country were to rediscover its sports process.

All Africa Games: Journalists, guests groan over chaotic Games

It is a week into the All Africa Games, yet the  organizers COJA and the franchise owner of the event, the Association of Africa National Olympic Committee just can’t get it right.

We’ll come stronger against Egypt – Musa

Super Eagles stand-in captain Ahmed Musa has said Nigeria should expect a much improved performance from the team in their next 2017 AFCON qualifier against Egypt in March.

Facebook ranks Nigeria, Kenya top as active mobile users in Africa

Facebook has ranked Nigerian and Kenya top among the countries in Africa as the number one frontier-market for the medium in terms of mobiles to like, share and upload content on the social nnetwork.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

UNILAG shut down as students protest electrocution

Academic and social activities in University of Lagos, UNILAG, Akoka, were Wednesday, suspended as scores of students from the higher institution trooped to the streets to protest the death of one of their own.

5 Nigerian pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Madinah ( Saudi Arabia) – The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Wednesday said five Nigerian pilgrims had died in the Holy land
The Head of Madinah Operations of NAHCON, Dr Bello Tambuwal, disclosed this to newsmen in Madinah.

Nigeria’s Founders Were Satanists Who Established The Country On Foundation of Darkness & Evil - Femi Fani Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode believes that Nigeria is experiencing problems because it was built on satanic foundations.

54 Millions of Nigeria are illiterate

Nigeria’s 180 million people, the number of illiterate Nigerians is estimated at 54 million, revealed the Federal Government yesterday.

Keke Ekun gets life imprisonment - Nigerian

A Nigerian fugitive, Abdul Adewale Kekere-Eku, was on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment in the UK for murdering 18-year old Marcus Hall in 2001, following a brawl outside Luton’s Atmosphere Nightclub.

Monday, 7 September 2015

30 hurt as traditional pillow fight at West Point turns rough

West Point thrives on tradition, including a mass pillow fight held on campus to give first-year students a chance to blow off steam after a "tough first summer" of basic training, academy Superintendent Lt. Gen.

2 cable vandals electrocuted in Enugu

Two persons,  who specialized in vandalizing installations of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, were electrocuted, weekend, while attempting to remove the power distribution property.
Meanwhile, a young man of about 25 years of age is currently hospitalized in Anambra State for burns to his body while attempting to vandalize EEDC’s 2.5 MVA transformer, which serves customers within Nnewi town.
EEDC’s Public Affairs Manager, Mr. Eugene Aniowo, who made the disclosure to journalists in Enugu yesterday, said the incidents had been reported to the police, even as he lamented incessant vandalism of EEDC’s installations in various parts of the South-East geopolitical zone.
Recalling that a High Court in Abakaliki recently convicted a young man for vandalizing property of the company, Aniowo said about 30 transformers had been vandalized in the last six months at Nnewi.
Narrating the present incidents, Aniowo said the vandal used iron ladder and that the mangled body of the Agulu victim was found inside EEDC substation while attempting to vandalize the transformer components.
Aniowo said: “EEDC requests that the general public be vigilant and not allow its network and installations to be vandalized within their communities. EEDC customers should see electricity installations around them as theirs and protect them as such.”
Aniowo said the company had lost millions of naira in revenue to the activities of vandals in the last couple of months, stressing that the issue was on the rise in the five South-East states.

Report By,
Vanguard News

86-yr-old landlady killed in Lagos fire

Tragedy struck, weekend, in Iba New Site, Ojo, Lagos State, when fire completely razed a 10-room bungalow, killing an 86-year-old woman.
It was alleged that the fire was caused by a tenant’s child, who reportedly lit a match stick and left it on a mattress. It was said to have spread to another mattress in the apartment before it engulfed the entire house.
Report said while everyone was scampering for safety, the unsuspecting landlady of the building, Mrs Ayeola James, 86, who was suffering from stroke could not move from her apartment.
Her son, who usually stayed with her, was reportedly not at home.
Confirming the incident, Lagos State Fire Service Director, Mr. Rasaq Fadipe, said the charred remains of the landlady was later discovered.
When Vanguard visited the scene yesterday, one of the children of the deceased, who simply identified himself as James, said: “I went to work, leaving my mother in the house hale and hearty, only for a neighbour to call me on the phone, saying the building was on fire.
“I rushed home and from the look on every face, I knew all was not well with my mother. After much persuasion, I was told she died in the fire.”
The remains of landlady was buried yesterday.
In a related development, an explosion rocked Ikorodu area of Lagos yesterday, destroying property worth several millions of naira.
The explosion reportedly started from a shop loaded with gas cylinder at Ibeshe area of Ikorodu. Fadipe also confirmed the incident.

Report By,
Abdul-Lateef Ligali
(For Vanguard News)

Drogba scores hat-trick

Didier Drogba launched his Major League Soccer career in style here Saturday, scoring a hat-trick on his first start for new club Montreal Impact in a 4-3 win over Chicago Fire.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Daddy touched me & put his manhood in my mouth

A seven-year-old girl (names withheld) has narrated how her father paid her after sexually abusing her at their Ojokoro Housing Estate, Meiran, Ijaiye, Lagos, residence.

How robbers invade Ogun hospital, rape patients, nurses

Ogun State Police Command has arrested suspected armed robbers, who allegedly robbed and raped patients and nurses at a private hospital in Ijebu-Ode.

Ex-Gov Nnamani loses wife

Former Governor Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu State has on behalf of Nwankwo Anike Nnamani family of Amaiyi, Amakpu Agbani,in Nkanu West Local Government Area, announced  the death of his wife, Nnenna Agnes Nnamani, aged, 47.

Muslim flight attendant says she was suspended for refusing to serve alcohol

A Muslim flight attendant says she was suspended by ExpressJet for refusing to serve alcohol in accordance with her Islamic faith.

UEFA EURO 2016: Five players to watch in France

France are coming together nicely under Didier Deschamps but there is still plenty of time for players to force themselves (back) into the reckoning ahead of UEFA EURO 2016.

How 5-star Ikeme keeps Eagles on top

A wingless Super Eagles team managed by Sunday Oliseh could only manage a goalless draw against Tanzania in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match at the National Stadium, in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

Give Oliseh more time to succeed, says Ogunjobi

Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, a former Secretary-General, Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), has pleaded with Nigerians to give Mr Sunday Oliseh, the Super Eagles Head Coach, more time to succeed.

Lady, 19, three others convicted for prostitution

A Lagos State Mobile Court sitting at Ogba in the Ikeja Magisterial District has convicted four young ladies for prostitution.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Why I raped my 14-year-old daughter six times – Father confesses

A 34-year-old bakery worker, Mohammed Ahmed has confessed to raping his daughter for six consecutive
times. Ahmed, who was paraded by officials of the Osun State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence
Corps on Wednesday, told newsmen that he started having sex with his 14-year-old daughter, Eniola (not
real name) since April. He recalled, “I have two wives. The first had left and she gave birth to three children. The second wife
gave birth to two children before she died.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Odegbami joins race to replace Blatter - FIFA Presidency




Patrick Olusegun Odegbami is set to announce that he will stand in next year’s election to replace Joseph Sepp Blatter as President of World soccer-governing body, FIFA.
Odegbami better known as ‘Mathematical’, a name given to him in his active days by late ace sports commentator, Ernest Okonkwo because of his zig-zag, deceptive, extraordinary dribbling skills and mastery in outwitting defenders is one of the best players to have played football in Nigeria and by his decision to join the race for the FIFA presidency stands out as the first authentic African to aspire to the position since Blatter agreed to step down as President.

40yr old man, rapes 4-yr-old girl to death in Bayelsa



YENAGOA— OFFICIALS of United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, and other stakeholders in the protection of the rights of the child were shocked, yesterday, to hear of the case of a 40-year-old man that raped a four-year-old girl to death in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Buhari didn’t make specific promises – Presidency


ABUJA–Presidency yesterday stated that President Mohammdu Buhari during his campaign never made specific promises of what to achieve within his first 100 days in office.
It also denied circulating documents which contained such promises, saying that two booklets titled “One Hundred Things Buhari Will Do in 100 Days” and “My Covenant With Nigerians” which allegedly made rounds were not products of the Media Department of the All Progressives Congress, APC.