Monday, 29 February 2016

Commercial driver to sweep police station for traffic offence

An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court Lagos, on Monday, ordered a commercial driver, Kolawole Olumide, 25, to sweep the Ogudu Police Station for five days for driving against traffic.

UNILAG convocation to affect UTME candidates

The 2016 all Computer Based Test, CBT, version of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) would not hold at the University of Lagos centre until March 7.

Facebook’s new ‘like’ buttons have a hidden agenda

For years people have clamored for Facebook to add a “dislike” button alongside its iconic like button.
That was never going to happen, for reasons I’ve explained.
Instead, in October the company began testing a suite of six emoji complements to the like button: “love,” “haha,” “yay,” “wow,” “sad,” and “angry.”

Nigeria in a difficult, encouraging situation - Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says the country is in a difficult but encouraging situation.
Tinubu said although the journey to economic recovery would not be easy, there was hope for the country.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Don’t kill Rev King, Igbo group begs FG

Ndigbo Cultural Society of Nigeria (NCSN) has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria not to make haste in carrying out the death sentence passed on Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, the General Overseer of Christian Praying Assembly, by the Supreme Court on Friday.

Declare Adoke wanted, Sagay tells EFCC

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to declare wanted the immediate past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN).

Friday, 19 February 2016

Kanye West offered job at Pizza hut to pay off his debt

Hahaha! Kanye West won’t hear the last of this his $53million debt payment. Hours after getting a Gofundme page opened for him, Kanye West has now been offered a job at Pizza outlet known as Pizza Hut in order to help him earn money to pay off his debt.

We cannot afford to fail - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria cannot afford to fail in view of her vast human and natural resources.
Also, former President Olusegun Obasanjo described Nigerians as “not a reading people.”

Facebook and Twitter throw support behind Apple in its battle with the FBI over iPhone encryption

Facebook and Twitter have backed Apple and Google in the refusal to submit to a US federal court order to help the FBI access an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters.

In a statement released this afternoon, Facebook said it would continue to “fight aggressively against requirements for companies to weaken the security of their systems”.

Lagos light rail ready in December — Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State says Lagosians will start using the blue line of the light rail project by December 2016.
Ambode spoke during the 5th Lagos Corporate Assembly, a forum for public-private sector engagement, at the Lagos House, Ikeja.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Elderly US man sentenced after turning to bank robbery during hard times

Roosevelt Gordon shown in FBI surveillance images during his only successful robbery, at left, and at right during his final botched robbery, after which he was arrested. (FBI)

A 75-year-old man has been sentenced after turning to bank robbery and being caught at nearby bus stops.
Roosevelt Gordon, 75, was described by his family as religious, hard-working and protective in letters read by US District Judge John Darrah, the Chicago Tribune reports.

CCTV shows knife-wielding man storming Sydney bank in broad daylight

Police hunting a would-be-thief who invaded a Sydney CBD bank last week have released CCTV footage of the attempted armed robbery.

Drunk monkey grabs knife, chases men in Brazil

A Brazilian bar owner had no option but to call the fire brigade when a monkey got drunk and began chasing after men while armed with a large kitchen knife earlier this month.

100 boxers show up at GOtv NextGen Search

NO fewer than 100  boxers converged on 65, Olatilewa Street, Lawanson yesterday where the Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame is located for the first ever GOtv NextGen Search programme which commenced yesterday.

You failed us, Oshonaike blasts sports ministry

Funke Oshonaike
TOP Seeded Hamburg based Female Table Tennis Player Funke Oshonaike has lamented the inability of the Ministry of Youth and Sports to adequate-ly fund the Table Tennis Federation, so that top seeded players can continue to contribute to the growth of the sport.

Amuneke takes over Flying Eagles

Emmanuel Amu-neke has been promoted to coach the Nigeria U-20 team by the Nigeria Football Federation while it remained silent on the fate of the team’s coach Manu Garba.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Outrageous: Messi Scores a Goal From Behind the Posts (Video)

Lionel Messi has became famed for scoring seemingly impossible goals on the football field, but it seems his gift isn’t limited to the pitch. Barcelona’s Twitter feed shared a short video of the Argentine star scoring an improbable goal during a kick-about in a training session with his team-mates.

Kenyan man chops off his penis and tries to cut his wife's breasts on Valentine's Day

A Kenyan couple had an unhappy Valentine’s Day weekend after Duncan Moseti attacked his wife’s breasts and then cut off his own penis.

Must read (Touching Story)

I was on my way from work yesterday evening after so much stress of the day.

As usual, I feel relax in a commercial vehicle at the window side with fresh breeze blowing me and I decided to surf the web as blogger should do at intervals to know the latest News and Trending things.

Dasuki avoiding trial to keep his wrongs secret – FG

Sambo Dasuki
The Federal Government has accused the immediate past National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, of avoiding trial in order to keep “the magnitude” of his alleged wrongs against the country away from the public.

Man arrested for defrauding Borno IDPs of N2.7m

A man has been arrested by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps in Borno State for allegedly defrauding Internally Displaced Persons in the state to the tune of N2.7m.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Mobile court won’t abuse justice – Commissioner

The Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, has assured residents of the state that the mobile court established to try traffic offenders will operate in line with the constitution.

Why are we so corrupt as a people?

As mind-boggling revelations of corrupt practices continue to dominate newspaper headlines and more of our stolen resources are being unearthed, I have become indifferent to news about corruption.

Health workers begin strike on Wednesday

Public health workers have threatened to embark on an indefinite strike beginning on Wednesday over alleged breach of agreements by the Federal Government.

Monday, 15 February 2016

It’s Govt Duty to Ensure Success of Indigenous Firms — Saraki

Bukola Saraki 
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said all arms of government have a duty to ensure the success of indigenous manufacturers as a way of rebuilding the economy and putting Nigerian youth to work.

Buhari sacks 24 heads of parastatals

Shortly after news of the sack of heads of the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Voice of Nigeria, VON, News Agency of Nigeria, NAN and the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, the federal government has announced the sack of those in charge of 20 others.

Buhari ‘bows’ to pressure, sacks heads of parastatals appointed by Jonathan

President Muhammadu Buhari may have succumbed to the pressure piled on him by his party men who have consistently asked him to replace several heads of federal government agencies and parastatals that he inherited from his predecessor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.

Churches not involved in stomach infrastructure are unfair to their members – Primate Ayodele

Elijah Ayodele
Elijah Ayodele, Founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, has taken a swipe on Churches in Nigeria that do not do enough to alleviate the sufferings of their members.

Why I wear Aba-made clothes – John Fashanu

Ex-footballer and Ambassador for sports and Tourism, John Fashanu, has opened up on his failed marriage which recently stirred up a lot of controversies. He has equally explained why he wears ‘Aba-Made’ clothes.

2016 Budget Crisis: Why Nigerians should not blame Buhari – Gbajabiamila

Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila
Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, has appealed to Nigerians not to blame President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2016 budget controversy, but to hold civil servants liable.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Cancer: Men warned against oral sex

Men are more at risk of developing mouth and throat cancer linked to oral sex, which can spread human papillomavirus (HPV), one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, which according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) affects more than 90 percent and 80 percent of sexually active men and women, respectively.

Iyana Ipaja traders appeal to LASG over demolition of Aregbesola market

Traders at the Rauf Aregbesola Market, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos, have appealed to the Lagos State Government to intervene in the impasse between them and Alimosho Local Government Council.

RRS arrests ‘madman’ with 22 ATM cards, others

A 39-year-old man suspected to be mentally-ill has been arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command, in Victoria Island of Lagos State, in possession of 22 Automatic Teller Machine, ATM cards, two mobile phones and a power bank.

CNPP asks FG to reinstate NOUN VC, three others

Education Minister - Adamu Adamu
The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties on Sunday asked the Federal Government to immediately reinstate the Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria, Prof. Vincent Tenebe and three others whose tenure were yet to elapse but were erroneously included among 12 others who were sacked.

Welbeck late show breaks Leicester hearts

Substitute Danny Welbeck scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner as Arsenal resurrected their Premier League title challenge with a heart-stopping 2-1 Valentine’s Day victory over leaders Leicester City on Sunday.

I was third on Dimka’s death list – TY Danjuma

Lt. Gen Theophilus Danjuma on Saturday said he was the third person on the list of those marked for assassination during the failed 13 February, 1976 coup d’état that claimed the life of the then Head-of-State, Gen. Murtala Muhammed, and many others.

Osun bank robbery: Police arrest four suspects

The police in Osun State said they arrested four suspected members of the robbery gang which raided some commercial banks in Ikirun on Friday.
TThe Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kola Sodipo, said this in a statement issued on Saturday.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Worldwide, Valentine’s Day is a day for lovers. Traditionally, everyone goes all out to let their special someone knows how much they are appreciated on this day and everyday.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Alabama woman convicted in granddaughter's running death dies

An Alabama woman who was convicted of murder in her granddaughter's running death has died in prison, authorities said.

NSCDC arrest 6 Bush burners and six pipeline vandals in Delta

Operatives of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Delta State have arrested six suspected bush burners in Sapele and Oghara communities and six suspected pipeline vandals in Ogwashi-Uku community near Asaba.

Police disrupt same - sex marriage in Abuja, arrest suspect.

On Saturday February 6, 2016 a popular hotel in Jiwa Community of Abuja, King’s Land Hotel hosted two male guests who were there to celebrate their marriage, otherwise known as same-sex marriage.

Arsenal face new Premier League fan protests

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger appealed for fans not to stage protests during Sunday’s top-of-the table clash against Leicester City as new supporter anger erupted.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Here is what Blackface says (Photo)

Blackface says this is what would happen to artists who try to steal his vibes.

Why some results are missing in NOUN – VC

The Vice Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Vincent Tenebe, blamed issue of missing results in the institution on the students and the school itself.

The VC noted that majority of the mistakes came from the students, who failed to provide their identification as required by the examination guidelines, due to anxiety among others.

Man ‘pregnant’, hospitalised after sex with men

A 52-year-old had to be hospitalised after he kept insisting he was pregnant with a child in Kozhikode, India.
The unemployed father of two children, who has a postgraduate degree, cited abnormal sensations in his abdomen and believed that he was carrying a child.

Tricycle operator, friend arrested for stealing goat

The Police in Okpanam Community in Delta State on Thursday arrested a tricycle (Keke) Operator, John Okolie and his friend, Peter Egbo for allegedly stealing a goat.

Burglar’s head stuck between bars after operation

Clement (Suspect)
There was a mild drama on Wednesday at a plaza on Plateau Club Road, Jos, Plateau State as the head of a suspected burglar got stuck between burglarproof bars while he was trying to escape with items he stole from a shop within the facility.

Suspects pose as traffic officials, tow stolen vehicle

A suspected car thief, who posed with three others as traffic officials, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.

Our correspondent learnt that the suspect, John Godwin, was apprehended on Monday by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad while he and three others, still at large, towed a Toyota Camry in the Isheri-Oshun area of the state.

Power firm officials electrocuted, residents blame company

Residents of Kogberegbe Street, in the Isolo area of Lagos State say they have yet to recover from the shock of watching two officials of the Ikeja Electric being electrocuted by high-tension cables.

YABATECH shut for four weeks over protest

The management of the Yaba College of Technology has suspended academic activities in the school for four weeks as students continued protesting against the death of a final year student of the institution, Comfort Dazan, on Thursday.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Man, 25, kills father over disagreement with mother

A 25-year-old man, Mfreke Effiong, from Ikot Akpainyang Asutan village, in Ibesikpo/Asutan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, has allegedly killed his father, Mr. Archibong Effiong.
It was learnt that Archibong and his wife had a disagreement over certain issues when Mfreke who was away in the farm arrived, picked up a log of wood and hit his father in the head.

YABATECH student died 10 minutes after admission – Federal Medical Centre

The Management of Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Meta, Lagos said that Miss Charity Dazan, a student of Yaba College of Technology, was brought to the hospital at 1.10 a.m. before she later died at 1.20 a.m.

S.Africa’s under fire Zuma to address nation

Embattled South African President Jacob Zuma addresses the nation Thursday against a background of concerted efforts in the courts, parliament and on the streets to throw him out of office.