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Monday, 31 October 2016

Police deny knowledge of Anambra sex scandal

The Anambra State Police Command on Saturday said it had no knowledge of the sex scandal involving the 2015 winner of the Miss Anambra competition, Chidimma Okeke.
Chidimma’s alleged lesbian video had gone viral on the social media shortly after she was abruptly dethroned last week by the organisers of the pageant, the Anambra Broadcasting Service.

Man treks from Lagos to Zaria for lover

A 26-year-old man, Tunde Agbaje, has reportedly trekked from the Ketu area of Lagos State to Zaria in Kaduna State.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Agbaje, who is the cousin of a former People’s Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, went on the adventure to prove his love for a lady, Sharon Donald.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Lagos State To Employ 1000 Graduates As Bus Conductors

Comrade Adeshola in an interview with Vanguard also disclosed that the new policy of the Lagos state government under the leadership of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is collaborating with the association to give Bus Conducting profession a new look.

Lawyer begs court to stop national assets sale

A Lagos-based lawyer, Kabir Akingbolu, has urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to perpetually restrain President Muhammadu Buhari from executing his proposed plan to sell some national assets as a measure to tackle the economic doldrums in the country.

The lawyer said in his suit that Buhari planned to sell national assets such as the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the Port Harcourt Refining Group Ltd, the Kaduna Refining Group Ltd, the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Ltd, the Africa Finance Corporation, the East West Rail Lines and the West African Gas Pipelines.

Oyegun to be removed as APC Chairman soon – Report

There are indications that a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu is secretly working with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal to remove the party’s National Leader, John Oyegun, Vanguard reports.
This was as the report said bigwigs of the party are prevailing on President Muhammadu Buhari to name Oyegun as Ambassador.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Some people thought I was impotent – Seyilaw

Not just a few knew that comedian, Seyi Law and his wife, Ebere, went through emotional trauma sometime ago when they lost their child. But now, as his wife was delivered of a baby recently, the comedian is in cloud nine.
In a chat with Saturday Beats, the singer explained that even before he had the child that died, some people already tagged him impotent.

Kidnappers release victims, abduct those who came to drop ransom

For members of a notorious kidnap gang operating in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, nothing could go wrong, but Wednesday, October 12, 2016 was the day the long arm of the law caught up with them.
The nine members of the gang, who were apprehended by the operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team in a five-hour raid that day, said they were so efficient in their criminal operations that they once kidnapped four victims on the same day.

RELIGION NOT HELPING THIS NATION (NIGERIA)


Ademowore Adetola
Nigeria as said is the giant of Africa and happened to have many kind of religion in it. As many as the religions are, what exactly is their usefulness in the community they are located?

Apart from preaching the Gosple, Deliverance and Breakthrough, what else do they have at hand to give people most especially, their members. To be realistics, they make lots and huge amount of money at every services they do especially on Fridays (Vigil) and Sundays (Thanksgiving).

Friday, 28 October 2016

Nine steps to keep smartphones from being hacked

Even if you keep your smartphone safe in your pocket or purse, it is still at risk for picking up a virus or leaking data to thieves. Hackers don’t need physical access to your phone to steal your personal information or infect the device with malware.

They infiltrate your phone with innocent-looking apps or link it via unsecured Wi-Fi networks. However, you can keep hackers from getting the upper hand by taking the following steps to secure your smartphone:

2 men take away self-confessed wizard, say it’s family affair

TWO men, who claimed to be members of the family of the self-confessed wizard that ‘crashed his plantain leaf private jet’ into Ajogodo River, Sapele, Delta State, when the fuel finished, took him away, yesterday.
It will be recalled that the man discovered in the river, Wednesday, claimed to have been flying in what he called “Plantain Leaf” in the physical realm, but was “expensive private jet” in the coven, which crashed into Ajogodo River after the fuel finished.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Man, 32, in police net for raping a minor to coma

A 32 year-old man has been arrested by the Kaduna State Police Command, for raping a 14-year-old to coma, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Aliyu Usman has disclosed.
ASP Usman said, the suspect, Hamza Abdullahi, who resides in Rigasa, Igabi Local Government Area of the state lured Faiza Salisu (14), to his room which is adjacent to the family house of the said victim.

“Tell Davido He’s A Motherf**er”- Kaffy Lashes Out

Popular Nigerian Dance queen, Kaffy, has called out Omo Baba Olowo a.k.a Davido for canceling a gig at last minute saying he doesn’t want dancers after he requested for it.
Angry Kaffy also came after other artistes who disrespect dancers and cancel gigs at the last minute. Read what she wrote below;

See Davido’s Instagram Post Before Kaffy’s Rant, Could This Be The Cause Of Rift?

Popular dance artist Kaffy, in the early hours of today called out Davido, calling him a mother**ker on Instagram after he allegedly turned down his music group who have trained for weeks to mount the stage with him at an undisclosed event.

I robbed to raise money to fund poultry farm – Suspect

A suspected leader of a car snatching syndicate in Aba, Abia State, identified as Ladislas Ukpabi, has said that he robbed to raise money to expand his poultry farm.
He said the economic recession in the country and frustration as a result of his dwindling poultry business made him to consider armed robbery as an option.

I joined cult group to obtain business loan –Hair stylist

The Police in Abuja have arrested 12 suspected members of a cult group, Norsemen, who have been terrorising residents of Apo District, Abuja, for some time.
Items recovered from the boys, who are being detained at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad facility, include a locally fabricated rifle, three cutlasses and a knife.

7 children die during raids

At least seven children were among the 22 civilians killed in air strikes Wednesday that hit a school and the surrounding area in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, a monitor said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said “warplanes — either Russia or Syrian — carried out six strikes” in the village of Hass, including on a school complex.

Corruption: Afenifere asks Buhari’s ministers to resign

The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere has declared that there should be no cover up in the war ongoing war against corruption in Nigeria, saying any political office holder involved in the act of corruption should be made to face the wrath of the law.
Specifically, the group said the minsters currently serving in the cabinet of President Muhamadu Buhari who had been mentioned recently for allegedly attempting to pervert justice should resign and face prosecution .

Mikel moves to save Chelsea career

Out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder  Mikel  Obi has held showdown talks with  Blues  manager  Antonio Conte  after being  frozen out of the team by the Italian.
The Nigeria captain  has yet to play a single  Premier League match for the Stamford Bridge side  since the beginning  of the season.
Mikel revealed  on Monday  that  he had been working hard to  play his way back into the team.

Smuggled vehicles: Customs to auction vehicles imported by Imo government

The Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali, says the service would auction seized vehicles belonging to the Imo Government.
The vehicles were brought into Nigeria without payment of customs duty.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Brazil legend Carlos Alberto dies at 72

Brazilian football legend Carlos Alberto has died aged 72, according to media reports.
Alberto, who captained Brazil to victory at the 1970 World Cup, reportedly died after suffering a heart attack.

Boko Haram: Troops arrest nine suspected collaborators

Nigerian troops have arrested another nine suspects said to be aiding the Boko Haram sect in the North East Zone, bringing the number of those caught in the last two days to 30.
According to a statement issued on Tuesday by army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, the suspects included two officers, two soldiers, two policemen and 26 civilians.

Our official didn’t demand bribe from Ibrahim –INEC

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu
The Independent National Electoral Commission has denied the allegation made by Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim that its official asked for $1m bribe before his name could be listed as the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State.

FG may increase fuel price as NNPC says N145 not sustainable

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has said it can no longer sustain the sale of petrol at N145 per litre.
Recall that Labour last month warned against increment in pump price.
Speaking yesterday, Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing of the NNPC, Mele Kyari, said with the current price of foreign exchange, it was no longer feasible selling petrol at N145 per litre.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Weight Loss: Carb-heavy Snacks That Can Help You Lose Weight

If you’ve been on a weight-loss mission, you’ve probably received a lot of advice warning you against consuming carbohydrate-heavy foods right? While this is not completely bad advice, it assumes that all carbs are bad, which is not the case.
Your body does need some good carbohydrates like fruits, vegetables and whole grains to function efficiently.

Delta community holds SSG hostage over herdsmen’s attack

Osissa community in the Ndokwa-East Local Government Area of Delta State are currently protesting and holding the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Festus Ovie Agas, and his convoy hostage over the alleged killing of three members of the community by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The protesters numbering over one thousand intercepted the convoy of the SSG who was traveling to Asaba after spending the weekend with his family in Ughelli at about 6:55am along the Ughelli-Asaba express on Monday.

Court jails prophetess for forging land documents

A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has sentenced a prophetess, Felicia Oyelade, to two years’ imprisonment for forging land documents and selling same to unsuspecting members of the public.
The 59-year-old prophetess was said to be in charge of the Christ Apostolic Church, Ori Oke Basiri, along Idanre Road, Akure.

Police recover 19 cars, SUVs from former IG Arase

Solomon Arase
A Special Investigation Panel has recovered 19 police vehicles from former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase.
This is just as the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has called for rigorous investigation into the alleged purchase and distribution of vehicles by his predecessors.
This development followed ‎the discovery that retiring officers, including former IGs and Deputy Inspectors-General of Police, were in the habit of appropriating police vehicles for their personal use.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Messi back for Argentina’s World Cup duel with Brazil

Lionel Messi was named in Argentina’s squad for their heavyweight World Cup clash against bitter rivals Brazil on Friday having missed the last three fixtures through injury. Messi had been sidelined from international duty with a thigh injury but buoyed by a midweek hat-trick for Barcelona in the Champions League against Manchester City, he returns to an Argentina team struggling in fifth spot in World Cup qualifying.

Lover stabs fiance to death two months to wedding

Tragedy struck in Ijebu-Ode when a -23-year-old lover, Omolara Abosede reportedly stabbed her husband-to-be Sodiq Dauda  to death over disagreement.
The incident occured on Tuesday,  October 18,2016 at no 10, Onirugba street,  Ijebu-Ode when Dauda reportedly beat his lover for alleged misappropriation of family fund.

Lady stabs fiance to death over mismanagement of funds

The Ogun Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old lady, Abosede Omolare, for allegedly killing her fiance, Sadiq Dauda, who she was engaged to marry in December. Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), made the disclosure while addressing news conference on Friday in Abeokuta.

2face, Olamide, Mr P, Falz, others to headline Merrybet celebrity-fans hangout

The 3rd edition of Nigeria’s biggest football party, ‘Merrybet Celebrity FC’ is back with new promises.  At a press conference which recently held at Club Rumours, Ikeja, Lagos, organisers of the event as well as some top executives of the betting company, revealed that football and music lovers should expect world-class musical performances, rib- cracking jokes and amazing football skill exhibition as Nigeria’s top celebrities will battle each other in support of their favourite football club.

Pastor Ukpong to Justice Okoro: You lied against me

Justice Okoro
A bosom friend of the embattled Justice Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court, Pastor Ebebe Ukpong, yesterday, disowned the claim by the judge that he led the Akwa Ibom State All Progressive Congress Governorship Candidate, Mr. Umana Umana, to his home to lobby for his victory at the apex court.

Pastor Ukpong, a former Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Education and Economic Development, said in a statement made available to Saturday Vanguard in Abuja last night, that he had never in his lifetime led anyone to Justice Okoro for any political reason and will never do so as a child of God.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Mother kills eight-year-old son who caught her having sex with grandfather

A mother, Veronica Panarello, received a 30-year jail term for murdering her son because he discovered she was having an affair with his grandfather.
Veronica Panarello strangled her son Loris Stival with electrical cables then abandoned his body in a remote gully in Santa Croce, Sicily, Metro UK reported.

Dele Giwa: 30 years after

Late Dele Giwa
On October 19, 1986, precisely 30 years ago, Dele Giwa, a frontline, intelligent and enterprising journalist, trained in the United States of America, was assassinated through a letter bomb, the first of its kind in the history of Nigeria.
Giwa was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Newswatch magazine, a magazine which blazed the trail of journalistic revolution in Nigeria. The sad incident took place during the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida.

How Barca thrashed Guardiola’s Man City 4-0

Manchester City’s Claudio Bravo and Pep Guardiola endured a nightmare return to Barcelona as Lionel Messi’s hat-trick spearheaded a 4-0 Champions League rout for the Spanish champions on Wednesday.
Guardiola led Barca to 14 trophies in a glorious four-year reign between 2008 and 2012, but his homecoming was undone by a series of shocking defensive errors and Messi’s clinical touch on his return from injury.

If You Work Out When You Are Angry, You’re Putting Your Heart At Risk

If you think you can go to the gym to blow off steam, you might want to think twice because the exercise can treble your risk of getting a heart attack
You’ve heard that working out can relieve stress and give you more energy,  however, experts are now warning that working out when you are upset can increase the risk of having a heart attack. In fact, going hard at the gym when you are feeling angry can increase your risk of getting a heart attack by up to three times.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Revealed: See the List of the Conditions for Intending Wedding Couples in RCCG (Photos)

A list which is reportedly a mandatory guideline for couples who want to get married in Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) House of David, has emerged online and has already gone viral.

Buhari meets freed Chibok girls (Photos)

Ambode fires finance, transport, tourism Commissioners

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday sacked three of his commissioners.
The affected Commissioners are Tourism-Mr Folorunsho Folarin-Coker; Finance-Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi and Transportation-Dr. Ekundayo Mobereola.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

An unidentified woman and her child were killed when a driver lost control of an articulated vehicle at the busy Oja Oba market in Ibadan on Tuesday.
About four of the tricycles were mangled by the impact of the collision with one of them badly burnt by ensuing fire.

Court orders tenant to pay N900,000 rent arrears

A Wuse Zone 2 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Tuesday ordered one Baba Garba to pay N900,000 rent arrears to Larix Properties Limited.
The Senior Magistrate, Teribo Jim, gave the order after listening to the submissions of Hadiza Zarma, counsel to Larix Properties.

On arrest of judges and Sahara Reporters’ slant

JOURNALISM, like any other noble profession, is practised by diligent, educated and proud people. A journalist undergoes tutelage and is well apprised of the norms, dos and don’ts of the profession. A journalist, variously known as a reporter or editor, remains with that tag for life even if he ventures into any other profession.

One of the main tenets of journalism is credibility. A journalist or media house must be credible, reliable and trustworthy. The news from a credible media house is regarded as the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. When the reading public starts doubting the authenticity of news published by a media house, such a medium is slowly inching its way into oblivion or extinction.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Scientists grow mouse eggs from stem cells

Japanese scientists said Monday they had grown mouse eggs entirely in the lab, then fertilised them to yield fertile offspring, a scientific first cautiously hailed by experts in human reproduction.
The technique – which involved coaxing stem cells into becoming mature eggs – was still much too risky and controversial to be reproduced in humans, commentators said.

APC reveals why Fayose is ceaselessly criticizing Buhari

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti state has noted that the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has turned himself into a “lone enemy” of President Muhammadu Buhari, even as it revealed the reason behind Fayose’s unrelenting criticism of the Buhari administration.

IBB hails Buhari over release of Chibok girls

Former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, has hailed the recent release of 21 Chibok girls from captivity.
He described the development as a signal of hope for the nation.
Babangida, who rejoiced with the families, people of Nigeria and the Federal Government over the release of the abducted Chibok girls, said their release was an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government was committed to ensuring safe release of all the abducted girls.

N4.7bn Arms probe: Obanikoro arrives in Nigeria

Senator Musiliu Obanikoro
The former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has arrived in Nigeria from his base in the United States to respond to an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in relation to N4.75bn arms funds traced to him.

I’m still alive, man with 97 wives in Niger

Bello Abubakar Masaba
THE Bida man with over 90 wives, Bello Abubakar Masaba, on Sunday condemned reports making the rounds in some media that he is dead, saying “it is the work of my detractors.”
The media had rumoured that Masaba, who had worked as a teacher and Imam, died after a brief sickness in Bida, Niger State.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Landlady bursts into tenant’s room, finds skeleton in Ogun

House with skeleton
A skeleton suspected to be that of a woman was found propped up on a chair in the apartment of a pastor, Sunday Aremu, in Peaceland Estate, Akute area of Ogun State on Friday after his landlady made a surprise visit.
Saturday PUNCH learnt that the landlady decided to burst into the apartment to evict the man, said to be a pastor, because he owed rents.

Why FG may shut Shoprite, Next Cash ‘N’ Carry, other stores

The Federal Government has issued a seven-day ultimatum to retail store giants, Shoprite and Next Cash ‘N’ Carry to withdraw any product that contains Genetically Modified Organisms from their shelves or risk a total shutdown.
Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, issued the warning in Abuja on Friday during a meeting with representatives of the two mega shops.
Egbeda said the agency had received complaints from members of the public about the sale of GMO foods in the two stores.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Recession: School shuts down, others record low turnout

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu
For two decades, Telesis School, situated in the Alakuko area of Lagos, thrived as an academic centre, striving to provide sound education for many families resident in the community and its environs. But, as schools resumed across the country recently for a new academic session, the gates of the institution has remained shut to the teaching staff and pupils.
A former official in the Finance Department of the school told our correspondent, on condition of anonymity, on Thursday that the closure was due to the present economic recession in the country.