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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Champions League Result: Maribor 0-7 Liverpool

Liverpool recorded their biggest Champions League win in almost 10 years as they thrashed Maribor to go top of Group E.

The Reds dominated throughout, opening the scoring on four minutes when Roberto Firmino finished from close range after Mohamed Salah had broken free down the right wing.

Philippe Coutinho made it 2-0 with a half-volley from James Milner’s pull-back before Salah scored twice, finishing off passes from Firmino then Alberto Moreno as the Reds led 4-0 at half-time.

Pandemonium as Police Officer, DSS Operative Engages in Free for All Fight at Emir of Bauchi's Palace

File photo used for illustrative purposes only 

The courtesy call by the Northern Governors Wives Forum (NGWF) on the Emir of Bauchi Dr Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, on Tuesday, was almost marred by a clash between a top police officer and an official of the Department of State Security (DSS) at the emir’s palace.

A fierce fight broke out between an Assistant Commissioner of Police ACP with the Bauchi State command and an official of the DSS attached to wife of the Governor of Nasarawa State, Hajia Hajiya Mairo Al-makura.

Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores Penalty As Real Madrid Draw 1-1 With Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur took a big stride towards the Champions League knockout phase after forcing European champions Real Madrid to fight back for a draw in Spain.

Spurs led when Harry Kane’s clever run made Madrid defender Raphael Varane divert Serge Aurier’s right-wing cross into his own net.

SPORTS: Sterling, Jesus Score As Manchester City Beat Napoli 2-1

Manchester City produced another largely impressive display as they beat in-form Serie A leaders Napoli to maintain their 100% winning start to this season’s Champions League.

Billed as an encounter between the two most scintillating attacking sides in Europe, City fully lived up to the hype before the break, giving their Italian rivals a brutal lesson in high-pressing, incisive football.

LAUTECH: ASUU Suspends Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH Ogbomoso has suspended its industrial action.

Lectures will commence on Monday 23rd October 2017. The decision to put the strike on hold was reached at the congress held today at the Mani campus of the institution in Ogbomoso.

SPORTS: Leicester City Sacks Manager Craig Shakespeare

Craig Shakespeare 

Leicester City sacked manager Craig Shakespeare on Tuesday after just four months in charge of the former Premier League champions, British media reported.

Shakespeare took over the reins following the departure of Claudio Ranieri and was given the job on a permanent basis in June but Leicester have struggled this season and are third from bottom of the table.

Davido's Friends And Driver Still In Police Custody, Two More Arrested

Davido (middle) 

The two friends of singer, Davido, and his driver, who were arrested last week in connection with the death of 35-year-old Tagbo Umeike, are still in police custody.

Recall that the two friends, Agbaje Olaoye and Idris Busari, were arrested last week Wednesday, October 11th, after Davido brought them himself to see the commissioner of Police in Ikeja who then ordered their arrest.

Stanbic Bank Staff Jailed 10 Years for Stealing N23million in Ghana (Photo)

Abdulai Rahma sentenced to 10 years in jail 

The Wa Circuit Court has sentenced a former teller at the Wa branch of Stanbic Bank to 10 years imprisonment with hard labor for stealing ¢287,000 (N23 million) belonging to the bank, reports MyJoy Ghana.

Presiding over the case, Justice Forson Baah Agyapong found Abdulai Rahman, 29, who was responsible for mobile money electronic transactions at the bank guilty.

SARS Officers Who Sexually Harassed Woman Accusing Her of Being 'Yahoo-Girl' Arrested

Kachi Anifela Zion 

Four Special Anti-Robbery Squad members who reportedly harassed a Nigerian woman by name, Kachi Anifela Zion have been arrested according to the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lawan Ado.

The girl had taken to social media to narrate how she was sexually harassed by the officers who labeled her a 'yahoo girl' and a prostitute in Ilorin.

She specifically accused one of the officers of inserting his fingers into her private parts.

The officers have reportedly been arrested and will now face investigation over the matter.

BREAKING NEWS: FG Investigates Fire Incident at Kachikwu's house

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu 

The Federal Government through its Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency on Tuesday announced that it had commenced an investigation to ascertain the actual cause of the fire incident that broke out at the Abuja residence of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, on Sunday evening.

According to a report by Punch, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, NEMSA, Peter Ewesor, told journalists at a briefing in Abuja on Tuesday that the agency had visited the house where the fire incident happened to carry out proper investigation.

Biafra: Show Me My Husband's Dead Body if You Have Killed Him - Woman Cries in Court (Video)

The Nigerian woman crying in court 

A Nigerian woman today cried out in court asking for the release of her husband identified as Bright Chimezie who was allegedly bundled from his home by security operatives and has been held in custody for one year.

According to her, the husband was charged along with Nnamdi Kanu and some other agitators. The incident which took place in front of a Federal court in Abuja at the resumed hearing of the case against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

Kanu is being tried alongside Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi on a five-count charge of conspiracy to commit treasonable felony and publication of defamatory materials.

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Why I Celebrated My Birthday with Biscuits - Pretty Nollywood Actress, Funmi Awelewa

The actress (before & after) on her birthday 

While speaking in an exclusive interview with PUNCH newspaper, pretty Nollywood actress, Funmi Awelewa, a.k.a Morili Sneh, opened up on why she celebrated her birthday during the week with biscuits and some bottles of soft drinks.

She said, “Growing up as a little child, I always had to celebrate my birthday like that. Instead of cake, my parents would only provide biscuits and I would hold a knife to it as if I was cutting a real cake. It wasn’t until I was five years old that I celebrated my birthday with a cake for the first time. I was so overjoyed at that and the memory still lingers.

See the Two 'Yahoo Boys' Caught by EFCC Operatives in Ibadan (Photos)

One of the suspected internet fraudster 

The Ibadan Zonal Office of the EFCC, Friday 12th, October, 2017, arraigned two suspected Internet fraudsters: Abdulwahab Abduljelil and Erinle Olalekan before Justice Maliki of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State for offences bordering on possession of documents containing false pretence, obtaining under false pretense and forgery.

Meet the Woman Who is Being Mistaken to Be Her Sons' Girlfriend...You Won't Believe How Old She Is (Photos)

Pupsa Dewi 

Pupsa Dewi is a fitness blogger from Indonesia who claims she looks so young for her age that her teenage sons are often mistaken for her boyfriend.

The woman has racked up a massive following on Instagram thanks to her youthful looks, which she puts down to her exercise regime and healthy diet. But her her fans were shocked when she recently revealed on social media that she was celebrating turning FIFTY.

See What Senator Dino Melaye was Spotted Doing with a Pretty White Lady in Russia (Photos)

Dino Melaye in Russia 

Popular Nigerian Senator of the 8th National Assembly, Dino Melaye, who is representing Kogi West at the upper chamber, is obviously having the best of times in far away Russia.

The outspoken politician and chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), took to his Instagram page and shared photos of his recent visit to Russia as the location of one of the photos read; "Church of the Savior on blood. St. Petersburg."

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BREAKING News: President Buhari In Emergency Meeting With 7 Governors (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari meeting with seven state governors in Abuja 

President Muhammadu Buhari today enterred an emergency meeting with seven state Governors at the banquet hall in Abuja.

The state governors in attendance are Zamfara State Abdulaziz Yari, Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, Kwara State Abdulfatah Ahmed, Akwa Ibom Udom Emmanuel, Bauchi State Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, Kebbi State Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.

Excitement as Nigerian Goalkeeper Makes La Liga History

Francis Uzoho 

Francis Uzoho, a former Golden Eaglets goalkeeper, hailed a memorable Deportivo La Coruna debut after keeping a clean sheet in Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Eiba.

According to BBC Sport, the 18-year-old, who arrived at the club from Qatar’s Aspire Academy in January, produced four important saves to help Deportivo claim a point.

Meet the Nigerian Artist Picked by Barack Obama to Paint His Official Presidential Portrait (Photos)

Obama and Kehinde 

Former US president, Barack Obama has selected New-York based Nigerian artist, Kehinde Wiley, to paint his official presidential portrait. The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery made the announcement yesterday.

Following a tradition that started with George H. Bush, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery commissions an artist to create a portrait of the president and the first lady after their tenure.

Obama’s predecessors have preferred to sit for 90-year old portrait artist, Everett Raymond Kinstler, who has painted eight US presidents, but Obama chose to go with Kehinde.

I Will Never Return to PDP - Obasanjo Speaks After Closed-door Meeting with Makarfi

Obasanjo 

While speaking with journalists after he met with the PDP National Caretaker, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, behind closed-doors, former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday, vowed never to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

According to PUNCH newspaper, the meeting was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, which lasted for one hour.

The former president afterwards said, “I will never return to the PDP, just like a dog would never return to its vomit.”

We'll be bringing you more details later...

Judge Handling Nnamdi Kanu's Case Threatens To Withdraw, Gives Three Conditions

Nnamdi Kanu in court 

Justice Binta Nyako, the judge who is handling the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to withdraw from the case, following what she described as attempts by the defense to frustrate her.

According to Premium Times, Justice Binta Nyako gave the warning Tuesday after a series of arguments between herself and defense lawyers. Reacting to an application by Mr. Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Mrs. Nyako said she had been pushed to the brink by the defendant’s counsel and would recuse herself.

BREAKING NEWS: Pilot Dead as F-18 Military Plane Crashes After Take-off

Spain plane crash: The Air Force jet went down near Madrid 

An F18 fighter jet crashed on takeoff at a military base near Madrid on Tuesday, killing the pilot - the second time a military plane has come down in Spain in a week, The Telegraph reports.

"The pilot of the airplane has died as a consequence of the accident, which happened during take-off," the Spanish defence ministry said in a tweet following the crash near the Torrejon de Ardoz base, around 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Madrid.

Senator Abaribe Asks Court to Discharge Him as Nnamdi Kanu's Surety

Nnamdi Kanu and Senator Abaribe 

The embattled leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was absent in court on Tuesday as at 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday morning as his trial for alleged treason continued at an Abuja court.

According to a report by Premium Times, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, who stood as surety for the IPOB leader has asked the court to be relieved of that role, and also applied to the court to refund the N100 million bond earlier agreed to be given as part of Kanu’s bail condition.

Okorocha to Unveil More Statues Next to Zuma's (Photos)

Pictures of some statues set to be unveiled 

Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, is ready to unveil more statues in Owerri, the state capital.

Last weekend, Okorocha hosted the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma and unveiled a statue in his honour. However, an image that has emerged online, shows there are at least six more statues that have been erected alongside Zuma’s.

Super Eagles Legend, Kanu Nwankwo Launches 'Africa's Largest N1 billion' Lotto

Kanu Nwankwo 

Legendary Nigerian footballer and philanthropist, Nwankwo Kanu, is launching the biggest lotto in Africa to raise funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation, KHF, and help build a specialist cardiac hospital in Abuja, according to a statement.

The KHF lotto offers a jackpot starting at N1 billion and will be run in conjunction with AfroMillonsLotto. It offers twice-weekly draws with bigger jackpots than all the lotteries in Nigeria combined, as well as being the largest jackpot anywhere in Africa, the foundation said.

Gov. Wike Meets Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, Plans to Set Up Real Madrid Academy in Rivers State (Photos)

In continuation of the process for the setting up of a Real Madrid Academy in Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Monday toured training facilities of Real Madrid Football Club.

The governor met with officials of the club, Football Megastar, Cristano Ronaldo and Real Madrid Captain, Sergio Ramos where further modalities were discussed.

Notorious Kidnappers Who Lure Kids with N50 and Sell Them for N10k Caught, Almost Lynched in Lagos

The suspected kidnappers 

A kidnap attempt of a 2-year-old boy identified as Darasimi Tijani, who was allegedly lured by suspected kidnappers with N50, was on Monday foiled by Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corp (LNSC) at No 90, Oyewole Road, Orile-Agege, about 9a.m.

According to a report by New Telegraph, it was gathered that the kidnappers realised that Darasim’s guardian, Mrs. Fathimo Balogun, went in to attend to the need of other kids, and passers-by, who learnt of the suspected the kidnappers’ sinister moves, raised alarm which led to their arrest by a mob.

Inflation Drops for Eighth Consecutive Months to 15.98%

File Photo 

The National Bureau of Statistics has released the Consumer Price Index report, which measures inflation, with the rate dropping year-on-year from 16.01 per cent in August to 15.98 per cent in September.

In the report that was released on Tuesday in Abuja, the bureau explained that the drop in Nigeria’s rate of inflation in September was the eighth consecutive month that the index would be declining since January this year.

BREAKING NEWS: Nnamdi Kanu Nowhere to Be Found as Co-defendants Arrive Court

IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu 

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra was absent as three of his co-defendants facing charges of treasonable felony arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja today.

According to Punch, they were brought to court by prison officials at about 10am on Tuesday. Kanu has been missing since September 14, 2017 following a military operation in his hometown in Abia State.

“Curvy Girls Rock” – OAP Toolz Says, As She Show Off Her Sexy Body

Nigerian Radio Personality, Tolu Oniru-Demuren, popularly known as Toolz has taken to social media to show off her voluptuous body.

The media personality took to her Instagram page as she shared the beautiful photo of herself revealing that “Curvy girls rock.”

Ariel Winter dazzles for LaPalme Magazine

Modern Family star Ariel Winter, is fast becoming a force to reckon with in the entertainment world. Ariel, who plays the character of Alex Dunphy on the hit TV series, is the cover girl for LaPalme Magazine .

She stunned in a series of Golden Age style glamour photo shoot at The Hollywood Castle in Los Angeles.

The 19-year old raven-haired beauty looked sensational in a number of alluring outfits.

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Beauty and Class: Rihanna shows off her long legs in short pink dress

Rihanna posed up a storm on Monday in a pretty pink frock as she showed off her long pins on Instagram.

The award winning singer, paired her pink dress with an ankle-strap heels that featured sprays of pink fuzz, and she'd swept her hair up into a sky-high updo.

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John Legend and his adorable family Step Out For Family Day

Back home to his family, singer John Legend took his family, wife Chrissy Teigen and daughter Luna, out to enjoy some bonding time.

Rocking an all black outfit, John looked casually hot as he walked alongside his wife model Chrissy, who showed off her long legs in short shorts.

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Davido's close friend claims Bernice Burgos is in Nigeria for prostitution

According to Kayode, a close friend to singer Davido, video vixen Bernice Burgos, who flew into the country a few days ago for D'banj's album listening party, is reportedly here to cash in with her privates.

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Mercy Johnson flaunts her amazing curves in new photos

Actress Mercy Johnson, took to IG to show off her enviable curves in a nude dress as she arrived for her show in Ajah.

Rocking short locks, the actress and mom of three did an amazing job flaunting her hourglass figure.

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South African prison warder commits suicide after her affair with inmate was exposed

A Losperfontein Correctional Centre employee committed suicide on Monday morning after photos of her being intimate with a prison inmate went viral.

Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said it is unclear how the pictures were shared and who shared them.

He further stated that in the case of the inmate involved, an investigation is underway to indicate the violations and to recommend sanctions.

‘I Might Sign Harry Kane For Real Madrid’- Manager Zidane Says

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has hailed Tottenham Hotspurs’ Harry Kane as the “complete player”, ahead of their Champions League clash on Tuesday and hinted at signing the England international in future.

Kane leads the scoring charts after two group matches with five goals. His overall performance this season has left Zidane impressed.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Deadly Robber Caught While Stealing From Woman in Lagos Traffic (Photos)

The robbers after they were caught by the police 

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested a young robber identified as Rasak Adebola, after snatching a hand bag belonging to one Helen Susan in traffic in Ikate area of Lagos state.

Two other suspected armed robbers identified as Moshood Olowu (24) and Olasunkanmi Ogundipe (26) were both attendees of “Felabration” were also arrested after they separately robbed two commuters in Ojota and Ketu.

Excitement as Israel Uncovers Roman Structure At Foot of Jerusalem's Western Wall (Photos)

Joe Uziel, an archeologist from the Israeli Antiquity Authority, shows journalists a recently discovered new part of the Western Wall tunnels in Jerusalem's Old City 

Israeli archaeologists in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday unveiled a newly unearthed section of the Western Wall and the first Roman public structure ever discovered in the city, they said.

Archaeologist Joe Uziel said he and his colleagues knew the wall section was there and had expected to find a Roman street at its base. "But as we excavated and excavated we realised we weren't getting to the street. Instead we have this circular building," he told reporters at the underground site.

I Like to Date Old Men Because They Take Good Care of Me - Pretty Actress Moesha Reveals

Actress Moesha Boudong 

Actress, Moesha Boudong has revealed why she prefers to date older men instead of young handsome dudes.

The Ghanaian actress said the reason is because old men stick to one woman at a time.

No Baby Bump: Khloe Kardashian shares loved up pic with Tristan Thompson

Khloe has fans asking about her baby bump as she shared this lovely photo with her man, Tristan Thompson.

She simply captioned it 'my love'.

Tagbo's Death: Davido Has Been Cleared to Go About His Business - Singer's Lawyer Reveals

Tagbo and Davido 

While speaking in an exclusive interview with LIB on Monday, a member from Davido's legal team led by Norrison I. Quakers (SAN) disclosed that the HKN singer has been released by the Police to go about his business as he's not guilty over the death of his close pal, Tagbo.

He said; "We’ve been to Panti and my client has given a statement there too. It’s clear from all the investigation, evidence and statements given so far that David was not at any point with the deceased after he left him alive at Shisha room as such he’s been released to go about his business.

Graphic Photo of Nigerian Man Who was Stabbed to Death by Jealous Girlfriend in Lagos State

Seun's dead body 

Details of how a Nigerian man was brutally killed by the girlfriend have been revealed. According to information gathered, the man identified as Seun was reportedly stabbed to death by the jealous girlfriend, Hannah Adesuwa Osazuwa at Gowon Estate, in Egbeda Lagos state.

The girl reportedly used a scissors to stab Seun after allegedly catching him chatting with a girl on Whasapp which made her upset and suspect that he was cheating on her, according to a report by Yabaleft.

Horror! Four Passengers Crushed to Death After Fatal Highway Accident in Jigawa State (Photos)

Some of the children who died in the fatal road accident 

Four people including children have died a cruel death after their car tumbled while traveling from Hadeja town in Jigawa state to Bauchi.

Two children and two adults were said to have died on the spot leaving many other passengers seriously injured.

Female Student of Umar Musa Yar'Adua University Reportedly Dies After She was Bitten by a Snake (Photos)

Zainab reportedly died after she was attacked by a snake 

A female student of the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University has reportedly died after being bitten by a snake on her way to the school library on Friday. She gave up the ghost this morning.

The Farmer & Pepper-seller: Nigerian Couple Melt Hearts with a Village Themed Pre-wedding Photo-shoot

The couple 

A Nigerian photographer, Owoyemi Nurudeen, has taken to his Instagram page (@iam_magicpictures), and share the photos of a young couple who had a village-themed photo-shoot for their pre-wedding portraits.

The cute couple where pictured dressed as a loved up farmer and pepper seller in photos which have since melted hearts as it went viral on social media.

The identity of the couple or where their wedding will be taking place, were not ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

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Nollywood Actress, Destiny Etiko Suffers Swollen Eyes on Movie Location (Photos)

Destiny Etiko 

Fast rising Nigerian actress, Destiny Etiko woke up with her face all swollen at a movie location in Awka, Anambra state which made her worry over her face all day as she couldn't work on her scenes.

She has however tried to shake off the dejection as she posed for nice pictures and shared the photos online.

"My swollen eyes won't stop be from slaying" she said.

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JUST IN: Buhari hosts three children in Aso Villa (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari met with three children at the Presidential Villa on Monday, October 16, 2017.

This was revealed in a post by the president’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, on his Twitter account (@BashirAhmaad).

He tweeted, “President Muhammadu Buhari’s guests are here in the Presidential Villa. Maya – 3 years-old. Aisha – 10 years-old. Nicole – 12 years-old.”

Tension and Chaos as Aladja, Ogbe-Ijoh Youths Engage Themselves in Gun Battle in Delta Communities

One of the properties damaged 

Angry youths of Aladja, Ogbe-Ijoh communities who were all armed, engaged themselves in a gun battle which created serious tension in Delta State on Monday.

According to DailyPost, the youths in Udu and Warri South-West Local Government Areas took to arm at about 7:00am on Monday October 16, as several houses and other property in Ogbe-Ijoh community were reportedly destroyed.

SPORTS: Akwa United Win 2017 Aiteo Cup

File Photo 

Akwa United have won the 2017 Aiteo Cup final after defeating Niger Tornadoes 3-2 on penalties after full time ended 0-0 at the Agege Stadium in Lagos yesterday.

Both teams failed to break the deadlock after 90 minutes of grueling contest before the Uyo-based soccer lords edged their Minna opponents on penalties.

With the Aiteo Cup victory, Akwa have won the Aiteo Cup for the second time and a ticket to represent Nigeria in the VCAF confederation Cup. They will also represent Nigeria alongside Enyimba at next season’s CAF Confederation Cup.

Former NAFDAC Director General Escapes Death in Ghastly Motor Accident While Traveling To Abuja (Photos)

The Immediate past Director-General of NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii, escaped death yesterday 

The Immediate past Director-General of NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii, yesterday evening escaped death by the whiskers after his car was involved in a ghastly motor accident along the Lafia- Abuja Road.

The sad incident happened after an oncoming Madza Saloon car lost control and crashed into the Nissan Patrol SUV Dr. Othii was riding in, forcing it off the road into a deep ravine by the roadside.

The accident is said to have happened at some point between Nassarawa Eggon and Akwanga in Nasarawa State, with no serious injuries or loss of life reported.