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Thursday, 31 August 2017

SPORTS: Swansea Sign Bayern Midfielder, Renato Sanches on Loan

Renato Sanches 

Euro 2016 winner Renato Sanches has joined Swansea City on a season-long loan move from Bayern Munich, the English Premier League club announced Thursday.

The 20-year-old Portugal midfielder will join his new team-mates in south Wales upon his return from international duty, Swansea said.

Man Catches His Wife in the Arms of Another Man at Night...You Won't Believe What He Did Next

The woman was battered by her husband 

Pure drama took place in Mvurwi Ward One Suoguru Township, Zimbabwe on Wednesday night when a married woman was caught by her husband in the arms of another man.

According to Citizen Reports, eye witnesses allege that the husband identified as Baba Allan tricked his wife Joy or mai Allan by claiming that he was going away on a business trip.

Baba Allan, who was apparently not expected to return home on Wednesday, came back around 10 pm and found his wife in a compromising position with her lover known as Afiki in a car.

SPORTS: Liverpool Striker Divock Origi Joins Wolfsburg, More Arsenal Players to Depart

Divock Origi 

Divock Origi has joined Wolfsburg on a season-long loan for £6m.

Origi had been linked with Monaco, when it was suggested he could form part of a possible deal for Thomas Lemar and Tottenham but Liverpool were not keen on doing business with another Premier League rivals.

Sallah Holidays: See How Nigerians are Scrambling to Enter Free Train as It Departs Lagos for Osun (Photos)

Travellers rushing to enter free train 

Sallah travellers for the Islamic holidays were captured on camera scrambling to enter the train at the Iddo train terminal in Lagos aboard the free Train ride provided by Osun state government yesterday, August 30, 2017.

See more photos below as captured by Benedict Uwalaka;

SPORTS: Mbappe Finally Signs For PSG As Transfer Window Draws To A Close

The 18-year-old striker has followed in the footsteps of Neymar by joining the Parc des Princes side. Paris Saint-Germain have pulled off their latest coup in the transfer market by completing the signing of Kylian Mbappe from Monaco.

The 18-year-old striker was the subject of intense transfer speculation all summer but has finally joined his hometown club, initially on loan but with the club having a compulsory purchase clause in the deal that means he will arrive on a permanent basis next summer.

UK-Based Nigerian Woman Shot Dead by Armed Robbers in Rivers State While on Her Way to Collect Her Visa (Photos)

Faith Chuku was killed by suspected armed robbers 

A Nigerian woman by name Faith Chuku who is based in the United Kingdom has died a cruel death after she was shot dead by armed robbers in Rivers state. The woman was said to have returned to the country to visit her parents when the tragic incident happened.

Narrating the story on social media, Gabriela Okwara wrote:

Super Eagles Star, Emenike & Ex Miss Nigeria, Iheoma Nnadi Welcome Baby (Photos)

The couple and their child 

Nigerian football star, Emmanuel Emenike and Miss World Nigeria 2014, Iheoma Nnadi have welcomed their first child, a cute daughter on Wednesday.

The couple got engaged last year.

Nollywood Actress, Yvonne Jegede Flaunts Major Cleavage as She Pens Motivational Piece to Fans

Actress Yvonne 

Popular Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede, has taken to her Instagram page to pen a motivational piece for all her fans and non-fans alike.

While posting a really beautiful photo of herself, she wrote: "The road to your dreams isn’t always easy to navigate, sometimes dotted with mountains to climb, obstacles to overcome—and hard, mind-numbing times that will make you feel like quitting.

"Just remember this if you get lost along the way: Anything worth having doesn’t come easy. So don't turn back around. Don’t give up.

"As you work to achieve your most ambitious goals, push yourself to keep moving forward. #FeelingBlessed."

Naira Records Significant Improvement Against Dollar After CBN Injected $547m in One Week

The Naira on Thursday closed at N362 to a dollar as supply by the apex bank improves. This is a far improvement over the N370 it was selling earlier in the week.

Also, the Pound Sterling and the Euro have maintained their strength against the Naira, exchanging at N462 and N428 respectively.

See Photos of Police Woman Who was Killed by Her Lover on Tuesday

Nontuthuko Mthembu was shot dead by the lover 

Photos of a female police officer in South Africa who was brutally murdered by the boyfriend has been revealed.

The female South African constable was killed by the lover who is also a police officer at KwaDabeka Police Station in KwaZulu-Natal. The sad incident happened on on Tuesday 29 August.

The woman identified as Nontuthuko Mthembu, who started working as a police officer just last year, was allegedly shot and killed by her boyfriend before he turned the gun and took his own life.

Read President Buhari's Sallah Message To Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari 

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Muslim faithful in Nigeria as they celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir in some days to come. Buhari urged all Muslims to rise against the odds, keep our prejudices aside and strengthen the bonds of friendship and unity to keep our country together.

Here is Buhari's Sallah message.

Nigerians React Angrily After Lagos Awarded Beautification Contract to Suya Firm

The project board 

Nigerians have lambasted Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode following the shocking discovery that the landscaping and beautification of the Costain Roundabout Garden was awarded to a barbecue services company - Topmost Suya and Asun Enterprises.

According to Punch, Nigerians have called on the government to conduct an investigation how such a blunder was committed. Some Nigerians have described the contract as scam, saying it is a reflection of the state of the country.

Wife Caught Having S*x With Husband's Best Friend (Photos)

There was free drama at Huruyadzo Shopping Centre in St Mary’s, Chitungwiza when a Donbrook married woman was caught in the arms of her husband’s best friend on Saturday.

People were restrained from meting instant justice on Yelmina Mazhindu, 35, and Mike Chiripanyanga after learning from the former’s husband that they were cheating.

The two were caught leaving a house where they allegedly had s*x while one of her twins was by their side when members of Johanne Masowe restrained the fight.

Oyibo Woman Blasts Nigeria Immigration for Being Too Corrupt After Its Officials Allegedly Tried to Scam Her (Photo+Video)

The woman from Switzerland cried out on social media 

A woman from Switzerland by name Kibacho has lambasted the Nigeria Immigration for being corrupt. She revealed that the Nigerian Immigration at the airport refused to allow her return to her country after they alleged that she has overstayed.

She shouted and complained after they told her to pay N3million. But, they decided to reduce it and asked her to pay a bribe of N80,000.

The woman who couldn't hide her anger said Nigeria Immigration officials are too corrupt which is why things are bad in the country.

Watch video below:

SPORTS: Hull City Close in on Super Eagles' Ahmed Musa

Ahmed Musa 

Ahmed Musa is close to agreeing a one-year loan move to Hull. Hull have held talks with Leicester City this week and are confident of finalising a move before the deadline on Thursday.

This would see Musa reunite with Tigers boss Leonid Slutsky, who the City forward played under for four years at CSKA Moscow.

So Sad! Beautiful Nigerian Woman Dies 11 Days After Her Wedding

The couple Zalman and Salim Sodangi got married in Abuja 

According to LIB, a bride has reportedly lost her life just few days after getting married. The couple Zalman and Salim Sodangi got married in Abuja on the 19th of August.

Sadly, Zainab passed away on Tuesday, August 29th.

BREAKING NEWS: PDP Caretaker Committee Members Arrested, Arraigned in Court

PDP supporters 

According to a report by The Sun newspaper, some members of the Ogun State peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caretaker committee, have been arrested and remanded in custody.

It was learnt that the members were picked up on Thursday morning, at their respective residences. They were reportedly taken to Magistrate Court Three, Isabo, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

This is a developing story and we'll be bringing you more details later…

Top Boko Haram Commanders Killed During Military Artillery Bombardments (Photos)

One of the Boko Haram top commanders killed by the Nigerian Army 

According to the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Nigerian army artillery bombardments and Nigerian air force air interdictions have neutralized top Boko Haram terrorists commanders.

Based on received information about the location of some suspected top Boko Haram terrorists’ leaders, the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force have been carrying out heavy artillery bombardments and air interdictions on registered targets that have killed a large number of Boko Haram terrorists including some of the group’s key leaders.

Nnamdi Kanu Rejects Southeast Governors' Plea, Insists on Biafra

Nnamdi Kanu and South East Governors at the meeting yesterday 

The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) headed by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu yesterday rejected the plea of the governors of the Southeast zone of Nigeria during a meeting between the pro-Biafra group and the politicians, DailyTrust reported.

It was gathered that after long hours of the closed door meeting at the Enugu Government House, the governors were unable to convince Kanu to drop his agitation for Biafra.

SPORTS: Liverpool Confirm Signing Of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain From Arsenal (Photo)

Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has signed for the club.

Carragher wrote on his Twitter page: “Tried to persuade AOC to join @LFC when he was a kid, obviously Klopp is more persuasive! Interested how he gets him into CM after Sunday!!”

Female Journalist Beaten Up by Rampaging Hoodlums in Owerri (Photos)

The female writer explaining her ordeal to people 

A female journalist was attacked by unknown hoodlums when they were invading Owerri, Imo capital city.

According to her, the thugs attacked her opposite the National Union of Journalists Secretariat along Port-Harcourt road, and the beat her up mercilessly in the process.

The hoodlums also made away with her valuables such as cash, union I.D card and phone.

Makurdi Flood: 110,000 Persons, 24 Communities Are Currently Displaced

The floods took over many homes in Makurdi 

According to The News Agency of Nigeria, more than 110,000 persons in 24 communities, including Makurdi, have been displaced by flood in Benue state.

The Executive Secretary of the the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr Boniface Ortese who disclosed the this on Wednesday said over 2, 769 households were also affected.

Breaking News: 30 Trapped as 3-Storey Building Collapses

File photo used only for illustrative purpose 

At least 30 people are feared trapped in a building collapse in Mumbai, India. According to Agence France Presse, AFP, rescuers are currently searching for the trapped persons.

Local reports say a three-storey building in India’s financial capital toppled early on Thursday.

Breaking News: Suicide Bomb Attack Blows Up Police Station (See Details)

File photo used only for illustrative purpose 

A suicide attack on a police station in the western Algerian city of Tiaret killed at least one policeman on Thursday, local Ennahar TV reports.

Officials did not immediately confirm details of the attack. Attacks and bombings have become rarer in Algeria since the end of the country’s 1990s war against armed Islamists in which more than 200,000 people died.

But al Qaeda and small brigades of militants tied to Islamic State are still active.

Russian Woman Faces Death Penalty in Vietnam After Being Deceived by Her Nigerian Lover (Photos)

The Russian woman, Maria Dapirka 

A 30-year-old Russian woman accused of being a cocaine mule faces the death penalty in Vietnam after she was reportedly set up by her Nigerian lover.

According to Dailymail, the woman identified as Maria Dapirka, who has already written a 'farewell letter' to her mother, claims she was set up by her lover who posed as a top Nigerian footballer.

Her lawyers have said she has accepted she may soon be executed, but still clings on to some hope she will be freed after three years in prison. Dapirka, who lived in Thailand when she met her lover, known as Nick, was caught with almost 3kg of cocaine by Vietnamese customs on a flight from Singapore.

How Buhari Opted to Walk Through the Street as Crowd Takes Over Residence in Daura

President Buhari being received in Daura 

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday arrived his country home in Daura, Katsina State and opted to walk through the street from the helipad as an overwhelming crowd surged to welcome him, The Nation reports.

Marriage is Fun! - Nigerian Prophetess Says as Her Hubby of 21 Years Proposes to Her Again (Photos)

The lovely couple 

A London-based Nigerian prophetess, Olabiwonninu Olubori, has taken to her Instagram page to share the romantic story of how her hubby of 21-years, proposed to her.

Here's how the woman narrated her story on Instagram;

Amancio Ortega Becomes the Richest Man in the World Again

Amancio Ortega 

Despite claiming the title of the richest man in the world, Zara's founder, Amancio Ortega, is a man of mystery.

On Wednesday, Ortega beat out Bill Gates to become the richest person on Earth, Forbes reported. Ortega currently has a $200 million edge over Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, due in part to a particularly good week for the stock of Inditex, Zara's parent company.

Sahara Reporters Publisher, Sowore asks Court to Stop Saraki's N4bn Judgment Claim

Mr. Omoyele Sowore 

Sahara Reporters and its publishers, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, on Wednesday asked Justice Adeyinka Oyinloye of an Ilorin High Court to set aside his June 28, 2017 judgement against them.

Justice Oyinloye had awarded a N4bn judgment against the online medium and Sowore, who were the defendants/respondents in the Suit No. KWS/23/2017. The judgement award is in favour of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who was the claimant/applicant in the suit.

Angry Mob Beats Suspected Kidnapper Discovered Inside a Canal in Mushin to Stupor (Photos)

The alleged kidnapper

A suspected kidnapper was apprehended inside a tunnel at the Challenge area of Mushin, Lagos state on Wednesday, August 30 by an irate mob.

He was about to be set ablaze when men of the Nigeria police rescued him.

But two of his members were not lucky as the mob had lynched them to death before help could come.

APC Suspends Its National Legal Adviser For 10 Years Over Anti-Party Activities

Muiz Banire, national legal adviser of the APC 

The Ward ‘C’ Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State has upheld the decision of its Disciplinary Committee recommending the suspension of the embattled National Legal Adviser of the party, Mr Muiz Banire for a period of ten years for allegedly engaging in various acts of anti-party activities and misappropriation of campaign materials and logistics.

Lagos Banker Sacked After This Man Reportedly Stole Huge Money from a Bank (Photos)

The robbery suspect as discovered on CCTV 

A Twitter user identified as Adebanjo Adebayo has raised an alarm concerning this man pictured above who he claims made away with some cash at a bank in Lagos.

When contacted, Mr. Adebayo revealed that the alleged thief stole N1.2 million from Access bank located in Ejigbo area of Lagos last month.

Young Slay Queen Poses in Front of Her Flooded House as Rainstorm Submerge Parts of Benue (Photos)

The young lady posing inside the flood 

Over 15,000 people have been chased from their homes by an early morning rainstorm, Monday, and a resultant flood that submerged over 2,000 houses in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, and its environs.

The flood, said to be the worst after that of 2012 when River Benue broke its banks, also swept away hundreds of millions of Naira worth of properties and valuables in a downpour that lasted over four hours.

Militants Kill Four Soldiers, One Civilian in Bayelsa Ambush

File Photo 

Unknown gunmen, suspected to be militants, have reportedly killed four soldiers and a civilian in Bayelsa State.

The suspects were said to have laid an ambush for the soldiers along the waterways of Letugbene, Ekeremor Local Government Area of the state.

Sony Music West Africa GM, Michael Ugwu Responds To Ycee’s Fraud Rant

On Tuesday, Tinny Entertainment rapper YCEE let loose on Twitter calling out Michael Ugwu, GM Sony Music West Africa for alleged ‘R@pe’.

The ‘Juice’ crooner cried out that the music executive had cheated him of his due and also called him out for fake promises. After being called and labelled a slave master Michael Ugwu has finally responded to put an end to the libel.

SPORTS: Tottenham Sign This Argentina Defender On A Five-Year Deal (Pictured)

Tottenham have signed Argentine centre-back Juan Foyth from Estudiantes for a reported £8m on a five-year deal.

The 19-year-old broke into the Estudiantes first team last season, making seven appearances. He has played for Argentina under-20s and featured at the Under-20 World Cup, playing against eventual winners England in the group stages.

Spurs are also close to the signing of Ivory Coast full-back Serge Aurier, 24, from Paris St-Germain.

Foyth is Spurs’ third signing of the summer, after the arrivals of goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga and defender Davinson Sanchez.

DJ Jimmy Jatt Announces DJ Competition for ‘Jimmy’s Jump Off 2017’

Widely respected DJ Jimmy Jatt has announced a DJ competition for the upcoming edition of his annual music show ‘Jimmy’s Jump Off’, scheduled to hold on the 16th of September, 2017 at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, Nigeria.

Describing details of the competition, the veteran DJ wrote on his Instagram:- We are giving DJs the opportunity to perform at #JimmysJumpoffLive2017. If you’ve got what it takes to rock the decks, join the DJ competition now.

SPORST: Leicester City Star Mahrez Released From Algerian Camp To Complete Transfer To This Club

Riyad Mahrez could be set for a deadline-day move from Leicester City, after Algeria confirmed they have released the winger to complete a transfer to a new club.

The North African country revealed the news via their Twitter account early on Thursday morning, with the deadline rapidly approaching.

Peace Corps Deploys Officers Ahead of Sallah Celebrations

Peace Corps officers 

The Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC) has deployed its personnel to mosques, Eid prayer grounds and flash pints in Nasarawa State ahead of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.

Mr Bala Joshua, Commandant of the corps in the state, said this on Wednesday in Lafia while addressing 90 field officers from the 13 local government areas of the state. The personnel are undergoing a three-day routine training programme to prepare them for the task.

President Muhammadu Buhari Travels Again

President Muhammadu Buhari 

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday arrived Katsina on his way to Daura, his hometown for the Eid-el-Kabir sallah celebration, Vanguard reports.

Buhari landed in the Nigerian Air Force Presidential jet 5N-FGT at about 4pm at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua international airport in Katsina state.

SPORTS: Barcelona To Unveil Coutinho On Friday As Liverpool Accept This Amount (Full Story)

Liverpool star player, Philippe Coutinho, will be unveilled on Friday by Barcelona as The Reds have accepted a €160m fee for the Brazilian International, According to Yahoo Sport.

Coutinho has been told on international duty that Reds owners, Fenway Sports Group have finally accepted his request to leave.

Owerri Market Demolition Led to My Grandma's Death - Singer, Kelly Hansome Cries Out

Ogbeta.org had reported over the past weekend that there was pandemonium in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on Saturday, when a 10-year-old boy, Somtochukwu Ibeanusi, was allegedly shot dead by military men from the 34 Artillery Brigade.

The soldiers were deployed to maintain law and order during the forceful demolition of the Owerri Main Market, popularly known as Eke-Ukwu Owerri, by the Governor Okorocha-led state government.

Many others were hospitalised owing to injuries sustained when the soldiers allegedly open fire as youths protested against the demolition of the market.

Popular Nigerian singer, Kelly Handsome, has taken to his Instagram page and revealed that he also lost his grandmother as a result of the demolition of the popular market, adding that she died of high blood pressure.

Read his post in full below:

SPORTS: Liverpool Agree £40Million Deal With Arsenal For This Star Player (Photo)

Liverpool have agreed a £40million deal with Arsenal to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. BBC’s David Ornstein revealed this on Twitter on Wednesday evening.

He tweeted: “Liverpool have agreed a deal with Arsenal to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for £40m #AFC #LFC “Oxlade-Chamberlain to sign 6yr deal with #LFC & becomes Arsenal’s all-time record departure fee. Unlikely that #AFC will sign a replacement.”

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Rivers State Indigenes Stage Welcome Back Rally For President Buhari (Photos)

Some Rivers state indigenes came out this morning, 30th of August, 2017 to stage a rally to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical trip to London.

They also used the rally to express gratitude to the President for some of the developmental projects that have been penned down for the state.

President Buhari recently returned from London, United Kingdom where he treated an undisclosed ailment for almost three months.

See more photos below:

Gold Crown, Bottles, Bricks & More: P-Square's Paul Okoye Flaunts His Golden Luxury Possessions (Photos)

Paul Okoye 

Multi-award winning superstar musician, Paul Okoye of the popular duo, P-Square is definitely living his dreams in lavish lifestyle.

The singer whose wife, Anita Okoye, recently gave birth to a set of twins – a boy and a girl in Atlanta, USA, took to his Instagram page to share photos of himself chilling with his gold possessions.

FG Awards $5.8bn Mambilla Power Plant Contract to Improve the Power Sector

President Muhammadu Buhari 

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Wednesday disclosed that the Federal Executive Council has approved the contract for the engineering work of the Mambilla Hydro Electric Power Plant in Taraba State in the sum of $5.792bn.

Fashola revealed further that the construction would take approximately six years because of the extensive nature of the scope of work.

House of Oduduwa Reacts to Ooni of Ife's Marriage Crash

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and Olori Wuraola at a function (File photo) 

Following Olori Wuraola's confirmation that her marriage with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has crashed, the House of Oduduwa has reacted through the director of media and public affairs to the monarch, Comrade Moses Olafare on Wednesday.

See Photos of Nnamdi Kanu and His Dad After Meeting With South-East Governors in Enugu

Nnamdi Kanu, his father and South-east state Governors 

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his father Eze Israel Kanu, the traditional ruler of Isiama Afaraukwu in Umuahia, Abia State today met with Eastern Governors at the Enugu state Government house.

ASUU Gives FG Six New Conditions to End Strike

From left: Former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Nasir Isa; President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi; and the Vice President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, at a news conference on the state of the nation in Abuja on Monday (14/8/17). 04255/14/8/2017/Albert otu/JAU/NAN 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has given the Federal Government six new conditions for calling off their two-week old strike.

Some of the options given in the past include:

Dangote for President? 2019 Election Takes New Turn as PDP Makes Major Move on Billionaire Mogul

File photo 

Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has started making overtures to billionaire business man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, to come and contest for the presidential election on its platform, DailyTimes exclusively reports.

Already, the opposition PDP has zoned the presidency slot for the 2019 election to the Northern part of the country, while the National Chairmanship slot of the party has been earmarked for the Southern part.