Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Facebook to embrace more Nigerian languages, says Zuckerberg

The Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has pledged to use Nigerian languages in offering services on Facebook.
Zuckerberg, who is currently on a business visit to Nigeria, made the promise at a meeting with software developers and ICT entrepreneurs on Wednesday in Lagos.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Why we arraigned man who named dog Buhari – Police

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, Abdulmajid Ali, says the case of Joe Chinakwe, who named his dog Buhari, has no connection with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The AIG said the man named after his neighbour’s father and not the President.

Don't trust automatic braking to prevent a crash, says AAA

Automatic braking is a great safety feature which will soon be standard on virtually all new cars in the United States. But don't trust it to keep you out of an accident, AAA says.
Automatic braking systems use cameras and sensors to slow or stop a car if there is a stopped vehicle another obstacle ahead.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Man sets wife, son, daughter ablaze over property

A 43-year-old teacher, Gbemisola Edward, and her 11-year-old daughter, Dolapo, have been confirmed dead at an Ogun State hospital after suffering from severe burns.
The woman’s husband, Joshua, was said to have poured petrol on her, their daughter, and his seven-year-old son, Samson, and set fire on them.

How to recover data from locked Android

A reader forgot her password and could not get access  to her phone. So she formatted her device and that resulted in her losing valuable data.
Realising that many users may have similar challenge of recovering data from a locked phone, we have brought you information with the help of on ways you can unlock your phone without losing valuable data. Here are the two major ways.

Lassa fever: Group to buy rats from Lagosians

In a bid to avert incidents of Lassa fever and other vector-borne diseases in Lagos State, a non-governmental organisation, Phosguard Fumigant Limited, in partnership with the state government, has introduced a bounty, ‘Kill rats, make money.’
Under the project, rodents in the state will be bought by the NGO after they had been killed using hi-tech chemicals and equipment that would make their decomposing bodies non-infectious, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Mechanic burns daughter’s eyes, private parts with iron

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a man, Surakat Idowu, for allegedly brutalising his five-year-old daughter with a hot iron in the Ikotun area of the state.
PUNCH Metro learnt that 45-year-old Idowu, who separated from his wife in 2013, allegedly tortured the girl with an iron in the face and in the private parts on Monday.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Retrace your steps, Sanusi warns Buhari

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Mohammadu Sanusi, says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration may end up like the immediate past President Jonathan’s administration if it fails to retrace its steps on some policies.
Buhari had defeated Jonathan at the 2015 presidential poll in what was described as a total rejection of the Jonathan-led administration by Nigerians.

Lagos cult leader, Small Jpron, arrested for five murders

The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday paraded a self-confessed leader of the Eiye Confraternity, Ibrahim Balogun, akaSmall Jpron, for allegedly killing five persons during different cult wars.
PUNCH Metro learnt that 29-year-old Small Jpron was arrested on Saturday by detectives attached to the Alade Police Division on Apata Street in the Somolu area of the state.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Nigeria’s economy was better during our 16-year rule – PDP replies APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday, carpeted the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, saying the country’s economy fared better during the party’s 16-years than it is now.
In a series of tweet on its twitter handle, @pdpNigeria, the opposition party charged the APC to focus on resolving the economic woes currently ravaging the country.

66-year-old company driver commits suicide over unpaid salaries

A 66-year-old man, Mr. John Ekue, has committed suicide in the Mende area of Maryland, Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Ekue used a rope to hang himself by the rod of a ceiling fan in his apartment on Oki Lane around 8pm on Monday.
It was learnt that the victim, who worked as a driver for a paint company in Lagos State,  killed himself  over the failure of the company to pay his five-month salaries.

Our correspondent gathered that the victim had been facing tough times since April 2016, when he stopped going to the company, whose name was not disclosed by his family members.

Probe Obasanjo or forget anti-corruption war

A former Chairman, Senate Committee on Water Resources, Senator Joseph Waku,  on Tuesday in Kaduna asked President Muhammadu Buhari  to either probe former President Olusegun Obasanjo  or forget about his current war against corruption in the country.
He also predicted that without Buhari, the governing party was bound to lose the 2019 general election.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

How to access WhatsApp on your computer

Source: Gadget Clinic •
If you’re busy at work and you feel like chatting with somebody on WhatsApp, you can do that on your computer with the aid of an app designed for that purpose.
The web service is compatible with WhatsApp mobile apps on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry and Nokia’s S60 or S40 phones. Your phone also needs to have a rear-facing camera and WhatsApp has to be turned on.

Prophet chains 28 ‘sick’ persons in Lagos apartment

A self-proclaimed prophet, Emmanuel Adeyemi, has been arrested by the police in Lagos State after 28 persons were allegedly found chained in his apartment in the Oke-Ira, Ogba area of the state.
Our correspondent learnt that there was confusion on Olamidun Close, Oke-Ira, where the suspect lived, on Friday when operatives from Area G Command, Ogba, stormed the apartment and found the victims chained in several rooms.

Lawmakers don’t have right to increase budget – Fashola

THE Minister of Power, Workers and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, said on Monday that it was wrong for the legislature to unilaterally seek to increase the national budget.
Fashola, who made this remark as one of the panelists at the annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, stated that the major responsibility of the legislature was representation.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Get busy with your life, I will have baby number 4 – Mercy Johnson blasts critics

Renowned Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie has blasted critics who threw shades at her for not spacing the birth of her children.
The mother of three who was reported to be pregnant for her fourth child, said those criticizing her have nothing to do with their lives.

APC’s style not helping Nigeria –PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has said the governance style of the All Progressives Congress has not helped the country.
The party was referring to the claim by the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun that N33tn of oil revenue was not accounted for throughout the five years of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Administration.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Man slumps and dies while arguing with friend

A bizarre scenario played out yesterday at the Okigwe Road roundabout, Owerri, as a man slumped and died while having a heated argument with his friend.
The deceased, whose name could not be ascertained before press time, was said to be a block moulder and hailed from one of the communities in Ngor Okpala local council area of Imo State. According to a man who claimed to have witnessed the entire incident said, the duo were arguing over a possible business transaction.

We brought in Buhari to save Nigeria – Obasanjo

A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he and four other eminent Nigerians brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power just to salvage the country from its current woes.
He said they took the decision when they felt that the country was on the edge of collapsing.
Obasanjo said, “Three or four of us from different part of the country got together and said to ourselves what do we do?

Not everybody has perfect sex organs

Going through close to billions of requests, questions, and inquires sent to me through emails, calls and text messages, one question directly or indirectly has topped the list of these S.O.S. It is mostly about the penis as many people want to know how well and far the penis grows, because most of them desperately need the growth.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Police seal off PDP convention venue

The National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party billed to hold in Port Harcourt on Wednesday appeared to have suffered a major setback as hundreds of security operative, mainly policemen sealed of the Sharks Stadium, venue of the convention.

Four die in Ogun after drinking liquor

Four persons have reportedly died in Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun State, after drinking a local liquor, popularly calledogogoro.
Our correspondent learnt that the seller of the liquor, Salako Taloju, who also worked as a gateman, was arrested by policemen from the Ibara Police Station on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Newborn twin boys dumped in Lagos canal, found dead

The Lagos State Police Command has begun investigation into the death of two newborn babies, whose corpses were recovered from a canal beside a filling station in the Ajangbadi area of the state.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the two boys, suspected to be twins, were left in the canal on Friday.

Woman, neighbour torture 16-year-old housemaid with iron

A woman, Fatima Williams, and her neighbour, Waliu Yusuf, have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly brutalising a 16-year-old girl, identified only as Kemi, with a hot iron and electric cables.
Our correspondent learnt that the Kemi was brought from Cotonou, Benin Republic.
She had been reportedly living with Williams, popularly called Alhaja, since January 2016 as a  housemaid.

Lagos moves to resolve Third Mainland Bridge gridlock

The Lagos State Government says it has started the construction of an alternative road from the Olopomeji area to decongest the gridlock in the Iyana Oworoshoki area leading to the Third Mainland Bridge.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Dayo Mobereola, who spoke in Alausa, Ikeja, on Monday, explained that the move was part of efforts to end gridlock on the expressway between the tollgate area and the Third Mainland Bridge.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Oscar Pistorius put on suicide watch

Jailed murderer Oscar Pistorius has been put on suicide watch following mysterious wrist injuries that landed him in hospital earlier this month, according to reports on Sunday.
Prison officials told City Press newspaper that the athlete who is serving a six- year sentence for murdering his girlfriend was under 24-hour monitoring, with increased cell visits by warders.

When to teach children sex education

ARUKAINO UMUKORO examines the suitable time for parents to teach their children about sex
Little Ebun Joseph (not real name) was given a rude introduction into the meaning of sex in the most unimaginable way. And it stemmed from what was supposed to be a seemingly harmless question.
“Daddy, what is sex?” The little girl asked one day after school.

Five reasons you should sleep naked

It encourages greater intimacy
Apart from making sleeping next to a loved one exciting, our naked body releases oxytocin, often referred to as the “love hormone.”
A 2009 study published by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, says “Oxytocin reduces blood pressure, cortisol levels and helps to reduce stress.
This hormone does not only help relationship, but also your health!

Friday, 12 August 2016

Villagers desert homes as cultists invade Imo community

Two rival cult groups – Asland and Deegbam – have invaded Obitti autonomous community in Ohaji/Egbema Council Area of Imo State, chasing away the indigenes.
The rampaging cult groups in their latest attack took over the entire community after killing one person and wounding many villagers.
They also burnt several buildings belonging to their members.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Basketmouth apologizes over attack on Goodluck Jonathan

Veteran Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth, has withdrawn his statement on the state of the nation, apologizing to former president, Goodluck Jonathan for disrespecting him.
In his last Instagram post, the comedian debunked rumors that he was one of the advocates for the emergence of Buhari’s administration.
He aired his stance on his alleged involvement in politics.

If Jonathan had continued, fathers would be selling their children for food – APC replies PDP

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta state, Jones Erue, has come hard on his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, counterpart, Kingsley Esiso, for attributing the current economic challenges trailing the country to the APC. He also did not spare the administration of former President, Goodluck Jonathan in his response.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

U.K. Announces Visa-Free Entry For Nigeria and Other Commonwealth Countries

Good news has hit Nigeria and very soon many would be packing their luggages heading to the United Kingdom.
This is because the new government of Theresa May in the United Kingdom has written a new visa regulations which ruled out visa requirements for commonwealth citizens.
As per this revision of the visa regulations, all citizens of commonwealth countries of which Nigeria is among no longer require visas when traveling to the UK for a period of six (6) months.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Man U sign Pogba in world record fee

France's midfielder Paul Pogba
French superstar Paul Pogba on Tuesday completed a sensational return to Manchester United from Juventus for a reported world record fee.

United said Pogba had signed a five-year contract but did not give the cost which British media have put at 89 million pounds ($116.4 million, 105 million euros), not including agent’s fee.

Pregnant teenager drinks poison, blames grandma in suicide note

A 17-year-old girl, Temitope Saka, has died after drinking insecticide, Sniper, in the Igando area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim left behind a suicide note in which she allegedly blamed her grandma for her death.
Our correspondent gathered that Saka’s boyfriend reported the incident to the police at the Igando division, which led to the arrest of the woman.

Dollar scarcity: Petrol price hike looms, marketers say

Nigerians should prepare for another increase in the pump prices of petrol, due to the continued scarcity of foreign exchange to finance the importation of the product, oil marketers have said.
According to them, the United States dollar hit an all-time high last week, as it exchanged for N400 at the parallel market.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

We are being persecuted —Witches group

A group, which calls  itself  Witches and Wizards Association of Nigeria (WITCAN), has described Governor  Adams Oshiomhole as a workaholic while commending him for transforming Edo State.

The group, which  also asked Oshiomhole to put in place measures to ensure that the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state is successful, however, complained that its members were being persecuted, pleading that the persecution should stop. It spoke through its Publicity Secretary, Dr Okhue Iboi.

Do not judge – Charlyboy reacts to Pastor Adeboye’s message on marriage

Controversial Nigerian entertainer, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, popularly called Charlyboy has waded into the much debated counsel by the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye to young men and women concerning marriage.
The Areafada who took to his twitter handle @Areafada1 to counter the claims made by Pastor Adeboye, said it was wrong for Adeboye to begin to judge others as many look up to him.

Leave immediately, River Niger will soon overflow – NEMA warns nearby communities

Following intense rainfall and rise in water level, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has advised communities along the river Niger to evacuate immediately to safer ground as a result of the likelihood of floods that may occur, any moment from now.
Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi who gave the advice on Saturday said the agency has received alerts of the flood from information given by the authorities in the Republic of Niger that the present water level in the river had reached a point that may result in the flood that could be compared with the unfortunate experience of 2012.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Man, 43, assaults father, rapes mother

An Egor Magistrates’ Court in Benin, on Thursday, remanded one Humphrey Omoregieva, 43, in prison over alleged assault on his parents.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Ayo Augustine, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Aug. 1, at No. 294, Upper Mission, Benin.

Court jails film director seven years over rape

An Indian court on Thursday sentenced a Bollywood director to seven years in jail for raping an American research scholar last year, the victim’s lawyer said.
Mahmood Farooqui, best known for co-directing the popular 2010 satire “Peepli Live” on farmer suicides, was convicted on Saturday after a fast-track court in New Delhi found him guilty of the March 2015 attack.

Rapist marries 14-year-old victim to avoid jail

A Malaysian man who raped a 14-year-old girl avoided being thrown in jail after he married the young victim, sparking calls from angry activists for legal reforms on Thursday.
A court in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo island ruled last week there was “no necessity to proceed further with this case” following evidence that the two were married, the Borneo Post news website reported.

Husband hacks off wife's hands after saying she failed to have children

A Kenyan woman's hands were butchered and she was left with injuries to her head after she was brutally attacked by her husband, who blamed her for not being able to conceive any children during their seven-year marriage.

I am in touch with Niger Delta militants – Jonathan

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has disclosed that he was in touch with the Niger Delta militants to ensure that there is peace in the oil rich region.
He made this disclosure on Wednesday when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential villa, Abuja.
Recall that the militant group had few days ago stated that it backed out of its plan to declare Niger Delta Republic following the intervention of Jonathan and other leaders from the community.

We kill militants but in vain

Towards the end of last year, American multinational conglomerate, General Electric, published the result of a research on the future of work in Africa.  The document, Skills White Paper, made projections into the enormous potential within the clutch of the continent and what it needs to do to appropriate an opportunity that could make the region the beautiful bride of the second half of this century.

Emir of Kano, Sanusi, wants treasury looters punished

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has reiterated call for government to punish looters of public funds.
He made this known at the National Defence College in Abuja, yesterday, while delivering a lecture on ‘Deregulation of the Downstream Oil Sector and Nigeria’s Economic Development’.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Prayers for Money and Financial Freedom with Bible Scriptures to Up Your Faith

Is money spiritual and worthy enough to pray for? Learn what the Bible says about it and how you can pray for financial stability, employment and prosperity.

I fasted 7 days for a wife – Actor, Charles Awurum

Popular Nollywood actor, Charles Awurum, has opened up on what he went through before he got married.
The comic actor who has been married for over 10 years, said marriage has taught him to be focused and responsible.
In a chat with Vanguard, he revealed how he fasted and prayed for days, waiting on the Lord to show his wife to him.

A man without income not entitled to have erection – Toke Makinwa defends Pastor Adeboye’s warning

Toke Makinwa
Popular On Air Personality, OAP, Toke Makinwa, has waded into the much debated advice by the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeoye to young men and women concerning marriage.
In a video, Adeboye warned women, “Don’t marry a man who has no job. Before God gave Adam Eve, he gave him a job. He said, ‘This is the garden, keep it.’ So when anybody comes to you and say, ‘Sister, thus saith the Lord, you are going to be the star in my firmament,’ ask him — ‘What is your job?’”

Leicester sign Poland winger Bartosz Kapustka

Premier League champions Leicester City signed teenage winger Bartosz Kapustka from Polish club Cracovia for a reported £7.5 million on Wednesday.
Kapustka agreed a five-year contract with Leicester after catching the eye of Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri with his international performances for Poland over the last year.

My wife is a witch, man tells court

An Agege Customary Court in Lagos on Wednesday reconciled a couple, Mr Akinyemi Ilesanmi and his wife, Comfort, whose 10-year-old marriage was on the brink of collapse.
Akinyemi, who claimed to be a prophet, had instituted a divorce suit on June 20, on the ground that his wife was a ‘witch’.