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17 Jan 2018

Gov. Obiano Vows to Send Corrupt Govt Officials To Jail

The All Progressives Grand Alliance chieftain, Governor Obiano has warned government officials against engaging in sharp practices under his administration.
Gov. Obiano 
The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has said that he will personally ensure that any corrupt official in his government is jailed.

He said any government appointee, including commissioners, civil servants found to be involved in any act of corruption or fraud would be made to face the full weight of the law.

The governor said he had put measures in place to fish out bad eggs in his government. A Senior Special Assistant to the governor on media and strategic communication, Mr Oliver Okpala, on Wednesday in a statement in the state capital, Awka, said the governor stated this during an executive council meeting.

Obiano said the era of “business as usual” was over.

He said the year 2018 was one that his administration would embark on a lot of work that would impact positively on the lives of the people.

The Governor vowed that any member of the workforce for the implementation of his development agenda found wanting would be handed over to anti-corruption agencies.

He said “Thorough checks and monitoring would be mounted on the activities of government officials in order to fish out the corrupt or fraudulent ones for immediate prosecution by ICPC and EFCC.

“With the new mandate given to me by the electorate to govern them for the next four years, I will ensure that the welfare of the masses is given top priority like never before.

“It will not be business as usual and therefore I call for change of attitude by workers in the state.

“I will work harder during my second term to justify the confidence overwhelmingly reposed in me by the people.

“I charge permanent secretaries in all ministries to live up to expectations or be shown the way out.

The Governor said he would be embarking on regular visits to government offices to assess the level of commitment.

He frowned at the activities of some staff of the state ministry of lands whose mode of operations he said portrayed ” “elements of shadiness”.

How Woman Stole Three-Year-Old Baby And Sold Him For N180,000 In Lagos

It is the end of the road for two women allegedly involved in the stealing and selling of 3-year-old baby in Lagos state.
File Photo - Nigeria Police
Two women, Helen Nduwe and Eucharia Nnabofe, were on Wednesday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing and buying a three-year-old baby.

Nduwe, 42, and Nnabofe, 50, are facing trial on a three-count of conspiracy, stealing and buying of a baby.

The duo, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them.

Sgt. Kehinde Omisakin told the court that the accused committed the offences on Dec. 31, 2017 at the Police Barracks in Obalende, Lagos.

She alleged that Nduwe had stolen the baby named Greatman Oche from his mother, while Nnabofe was alleged to have bought him from Nduwe for N180,000.

The offences contravened Sections 277(a) (b) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, admitted the two accused to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum, one of whom must be gainfully employed.

He adjourned the matter until Feb. 20, for mention.

Source: NAN

News In Picture: Heartless Man Kills Wife, Three Children, Douse Himself in Petrol and Burn Down Their House

The Family
A yet another bizarre news which emerged online has revealed how a man killed his wife, three children, doused himself in petrol and burnt down their house.

A man identified as Patrick Nderitu, a quarry broker, has on Tuesday morning, killed his wife and three children, then set the house on fire in Malaba Juja within Kiambu County in Kenya.

According to reports, the man killed his wife in the bedroom, went to each child in their bedrooms and killed them before he doused himself in petrol and set himself on fire, burning down the house.

Police disclosed that Nderitu’s children (Joe Muraya, 8, and twins, Jeff Mutua and Joy Wangui, 3), were hit by a blunt object on their heads and had strangulation marks, while the wife suffocated but had burns.

It was gathered that a group of youths who were leaving an entertainment joint saw smoke billowing from Nderitu’s four-roomed bungalow but the gate to the compound was locked.

While speaking to Capital FM News, the area chief Muchui Mwiruri said; “They climbed over the gate, where they discovered the house was burning.”

But as they approached the dining room, Nderitu opened one of the windows. At that point, he was groaning in pain, before collapsing.

“Flames of fire came out from the window. He was in pain and it is like he was looking for an escape,” the first responders told police, adding that it was too late since their efforts to put the fire out didn’t bear fruits but they had by now informed the area chief, who in turn alerted the police and the firefighters.
Speaking further, Chief Mwiruri and family friends said that Nderitu’s family was not unique, adding that they would always had ‘small’ issues which would later be resolved.

His wife opted for the prayer route and would often use her pastor and other devoted friends as confidants. “Last year in June, their pastor came to help them resolve their issues but since then, I never followed to know the outcome,” the chief said.

Tabitha Njeri, a long-time friend of the family says the wife once told her that,”she suspected her husband was cheating on her. But she was not sure. I asked her to pray and all shall be well. We used to pray a lot.”
 

 According to Njeri and other friends, the family was not poor but a fews week ago, Nderitu needed Sh1 million, “for a certain deal to go well.”

Nderitu, a supervisor in a quarry, they said, did not divulge further details. “He just said that he was in dire need of the cash.

"At that time, he had Sh700,000 and he had hoped that the wife would give him the remaining amount. They had argued about this too,” the friends who did not want to be mentioned said.

When the wife of the pastor, who is also the area assistant chief heard of the incident she screamed then yelled: “Oh no, she was just given a Sh100,000 soft loan by my husband. I last saw my brother last week on Friday."

Meanwhile, Juja police commander, Patricia Nasio said they are investigating the motive behind the bizarre incident.

“As for now, we cannot tell what made the man kill his wife and children, then himself. We haven’t recovered anything that could give us leads,” she said.

But Nderitu’s sister-in-law Lydiah Mueke, is of the opinion that his in-law did what he did out of frustration having been conned Sh500,000 a week earlier.
“They had promised him some contract which required him to deposit Sh500,000 at the bank, an amount that they had promised to double to raise a million shillings before they could guarantee him the contract to supply building materials.

"He had been borrowing money from friends to raise the amount needed and he managed to and sent it, only to later realise that he had been conned,” she said.

But a police officer who did not want to be named, suspected marital issues, saying losing money to cons was hardly enough to make him kill even his children.

“After the loss he could have easily picked up the pieces. There must have been a deeper marital issue that overwhelmed him and forced him to kill his family,” said the officer.

Graphics Photos: Many Injured as Customs Officials Killed a Man in Lagos State

An eyewitness has narrated how some passenger of a vehicle were left shocked when they were stopped by customs official in Lagos who immediately opened fire on them in Lagos.
Victim of The Incident (photo credit: SaharaReporters)
Men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), today, shot and killed a young man at about 08:00am in Abule-Egba area of Lagos State. The boy, identified to be Toheeb Olayiwola, boarded a public bus to convey him to his place of work but was hit on his head when customs officers fired shots at the bus he boarded.

According to SaharaReporters who visited the scene, a commercial bus conveying passengers and food items was stopped by two customs patrol van.

Narrating the incidence, one of the passengers said they were shocked when they were stopped and customs official immediately opened fire on them. Body of man killed by Customs
 
“We noticed custom vans were following us and the driver stopped. When we stopped, our driver got down to meet them while the passengers were in the bus. Immediately about six of them came down of the van, rounded our bus while we are still in it and they started shooting,” He recounted the terrible ordeal.

The driver of the commercial bus, Yinka Ajayi who spoke to SRTV disclosed that the rice he was carrying belonged to a trader who bought them at Sango market and was taking it to Agege Market to sell. He added that the customs van has ‘Nigeria Customs Service, Ikeja Patrol Van’ written on it.

“I am a bus driver and I go through Agege to Sango every day. On each trip, I carry people and sometimes traders that buy food materials at Sango market like today.

"This morning, I was carrying 10 bags of rice and 5 passengers when I noticed that customs were following me. I stopped at Abule Egba and one of the two customs vans came to block me at the front while the other stayed at the back. I was asked what I have in the bus I told them it is a passenger’s rice which was bought at Sango Market.”

He continued, “As I was still talking to them, some of the custom officers came down and started shooting at my bus with passengers inside the bus. Three people were hit, one of them was hit at the head and he died immediately and others that got wounded have been taken to the hospital.
 
"I was also beaten and hit with the butt of a gun. The patrol van has Ikeja Patrol van written on the it. One of the customs officers was identified to be Fola while another officer is Tunde."

Baffled as to why he was stopped, the bus driver questioned why Customs would be operating within the local communities. “I am not coming from Seme border, the rice was bought at Sango market, so why should customs be stopping us?” He asked.

Saheed Olayemi, another bus passenger who was injured in the shootout said the Customs officers fled the scene after discovering that someone had been killed in the bus.

“We were going from Sango to Agege when the customs stopped us. They just started shooting us immediately without allowing us to come down of the bus. I sustained a wound on my neck in the process of running from being hit by a bullet.

"The customs ran away when they noticed that one of us has been shot in the head and died and passers-by are coming to the scene,” He said.

Muyideen Olayiwola, brother of the deceased who was also at the scene of the incident disclosed that his wife just gave birth.

“I received a call that my brother has been killed by customs, I was shocked because he still spoke to me this morning. His wife just delivered a baby on Saturday and it is unfortunate that this is happening today.”

Confirming the incident, Commander of Rapid Response Squad, ACP Tunji Disu stated he deployed his men to the scene immediately to restore law and order in the area.

He acknowledged that the boy was killed while others were injured but couldn’t ascertain if those involved are men of the Nigeria Customs. He added that the Commissioner of Police would swing into action on the matter.

Similarly, Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti said the Police are on the situation and would get a report of what happened in the area. He, however, established that the boy was shot and killed by officers of the Nigeria customs.

The Police PRO said, “I confirmed there was an incident between the customs and some people in a commercial bus alleged to be smugglers. Police have taken over the situation and our men have been sent there to maintain law and order. He added that investigations into the matter would commence immediately.”

The body of Toheeb Olayiwola has been taken to the morgue at Ikeja General Hospital.

APC Senator Blasts Buhari, Accuses Him of Appointing Incompetent People

President Muhammadu Buhari has been accused of appointing incompetent people into his administration by a serving senator.

A serving senator from the ruling All Progressives Congress, Isa Misau, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of appointing incompetent people into his cabinet.

The Bauchi senator accused the President of appointing Ahmed Abubakar as Director General of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, NIA when he failed examinations preceding his appointment twice.

Mr. Misau said the appointment of Mr. Abubakar on Wednesday January 10 who was until then the Senior Special Assistant to the President, SSAP, on Foreign Affairs/International Relations, was based on favouritism.

“Today, the DG NIA that was just appointed, is he qualified to be there? He’s not qualified. This is the person that failed two exams, we know. He failed two exams and just because he is close to people taking decisions, he was appointed.” Misau said.

He further berated the President accusing him of surrounding himself with incompetent people who “take decisions anyhow.”

“So many incompetent people are holding so many positions. Fifty per cent of the ministers are not performing. Since the president assumed office he has not taken any decision to move this country. Today we are seeing it and everybody is avoiding it, nobody wants to say anything.

“So many appointments in this government are not on merit. Some people have taken over the government as if they are even above the president. They take decisions anyhow. We say we are fighting corruption, Babachir that the vice-president’s committee indicted him. Today, they are pursuing other people, why can’t they take Babachir (Lawal, former SGF) to court and all of us are here keeping quiet. People who have not done anything are always in court. This is the man that squandered money meant for IDPs and he is still visiting villa every day.

“This Attorney-General is becoming a nuisance, going to court to stop Maina (probe) and we are still here. The IG came here with a lawyer that he is not going to answer any question from the Senate. After that he went to institute an order restraining Senate from investigating him."

The lawmaker accused a minister of plotting to remove the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

“When we were on holiday, so many people were going behind that they should try and remove the senate president. And it was a minister that was spearheading that thing. What is the reason, they said that the senate president would leave APC that they should create problems for him (Saraki). What kind of country is this? Everything is about religion, about tribe.”

He maintained that the issue of security would not be properly tackled until the executive makes appointments based on merit. He added that without competent people handling the nation’s security apparatus, issues of insecurity will continue to linger.

“It is right time for us, let us know what to do. If it’s about talking here or holding conference, until we look at how the security system is. Who and who are holding sensitive positions? Are they competent? Were they appointed on merit?”

Mr. Misau was, however, countered by Abdullahi Adamu, Nasarawa-APC, who took offence at his choice of words.

“I will not accept, anybody coming here virtually calling the President by his name. Calling operatives of government by their names and condemning them. It’s not right. Make your points within the laws. Comment that there is insecurity, nobody is saying you shouldn’t say so but you don’t say so in a way of inciting the public, it’s wrong.”

26-year-old Man Beaten 'Black and Blue' by 54-year-old Sugar Mummy for Cheating On Her

A young man who was involved in a romantic relationship with a woman old enough to be his mother probably for the sake of money, has regretted his actions after cheating on her.
Man beaten up by sugar mummy for cheating on her
A 26-year-old man who is dating a 54-year-old woman in the Lusaka area of Zambia, has been beaten to a pulp by his sugar mummy.

According to multiple online reports, the young man who shared before-and-after photos on social media was dating the businesswoman and decided to cheat on her.

It was gathered that the woman, whose name was revealed as Maggie, beat up her boy toy after she allegedly caught him with a younger lover.

The angered woman after catching her toy boy, took the law into her hands and beat the young man like a little child, punishing him for messing with her heart.

Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrencies Tumble On Government Crackdown Worries

The high value of Bitcoin and other crytocurrencies across the world have continued to plunge following threats by government.

Bitcoin slid as much as 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week low, as worries about a regulatory crackdown on the market spread after reports suggested it was still possible that South Korea could ban trading in cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin’s slide triggered a selloff across the broader cryptocurrency market, with biggest rival Ethereum down 23 percent on the day at one point, according to trade website Coinmarketcap, and the next biggest, Ripple, plunging by as much as a third.

Bitcoin traded as low as $11,191.59 (£8,127) on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange. In New York trading, it edged up to $12,078, but that was still down 11.2 percent, leaving it on track for its biggest one-day fall since September.

“With reports on a renewed crackdown on the cryptocurrency in China fuelling anxiety over future restrictions, further losses could be on the cards (for bitcoin) in the near term,” said Lukman Otunuga, research analyst at FXTM in the UK.

“The sharp depreciation witnessed in bitcoin today should remind investors on how explosively volatile and unpredictable the cryptocurrency can be,” he added.

South Korean news website Yonhap reported that Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon had told a local radio station that the government would be coming up with a set of measures to clamp down on the “irrational” cryptocurrency investment craze.

South Korea said on Monday its plans to ban virtual coin exchanges had not yet been finalised, as government agencies were still in talks to decide how to regulate the market.

FURTHER CHINA CRACKDOWN

That came amid news that a senior Chinese central banker had said authorities should ban centralised trading of virtual currencies and prohibit individuals and businesses from providing related services.

China shut down exchanges operating on the mainland last year - a move that also sparked a selloff, though the market later recovered.

“It’s mainly been regulatory issues which are haunting (bitcoin), with news around South Korea’s further crackdown on trading the driver today,” said Think Markets chief strategist Naeem Aslam, who holds what he described as “substantial” amounts of bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple.

“But we maintain our stance. We do not think that the complete banning of cryptocurrencies is possible,” he said.

Cryptocurrencies enjoyed a bumper year in 2017 as mainstream investors entered the market and as an explosion in so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs) - digital token-based fundraising rounds - drove demand for bitcoin and Ethereum.

The latest tumble leaves bitcoin down around 40 percent from a record high near $20,000 hit in mid-December, wiping about $130 billion off its total market value - the unit price multiplied by the number of bitcoins that have been released into the market.

“From a technical standpoint, bitcoin is under pressure on the daily charts,” said Otunuga. “The breakdown below $12,000 may encourage a further decline towards $11,000 and $10,000, respectively.”

A director at Germany’s central bank said on Monday that any attempt to regulate cryptocurrencies must be on a global scale as national or regional rules would be hard to enforce on a virtual, borderless community.

The latest plunge in the market came as wealth management firm deVere Group, which has $12 billion under advisement, said it was launching a cryptocurrency app that would allow users to store, transfer and exchange five of the biggest digital coins, citing “soaring global demand.”

Senators Can't Confront Buhari On Killings Because Of Re-election - Shehu Sani Reveals

Shehu Sani and Buhari
Shehu Sani has faulted the lackluster attitude of members of the Red Chamber towards President Muhammadu Buhari's handling of the Fulani herdsmen crisis.

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna Central said some of his colleagues can’t confront President Muhammadu Buhari on the killings across the country because they want to be re-elected in 2019.

The Cable reports that Sani made this known on Tuesday, January 16, on the floor of the Senate while debating a report of an ad hoc committee on security. According to him, ''It has reached a point today that people have lost hope in the government. We are here trying to massage the ego than tell the truth.

"We don’t want to confront the presidency and the president because people want to come back to the 9th senate.They do not want to lose their ticket and people are killed in this country. I am very sorry.

''Something I like with the presidency, when it comes to the issue of directing attack to the national assembly, they don’t in anyway curtail, reduce or suppress any of the missiles. When it comes to our turn, they point their finger to where the problem is.

''You see some form of cowardice, escapism, and people try to water down the truth. In the report that was represented before us, federal government was mentioned about seven and we are all part of the federal government.

''The security of country is under the control of the commander in chief. Why are you shying away? We are calling on the president to wake up and stand up and protect this country.''

The senator also faulted the visit of Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, and other leaders of the state, to the presidential villa over killings.

He said: ''Some few days ago, I saw the leaders and elders from Benue in the villa. You are bereaved and your people are killed.
The villa should go to Benue not Benue going to villa.

''Governors that are supposed to be chief executive of the states are every day and every week leaving their post to the villa to go and endorse the president.

''I think we should tell ourselves the truth. Things are not going right in this country. We are failing, people are dying in their thousands."

Transaction Gone Wrong: See The Reply MTN Gave A Lady After She Mistakenly Bought N15,000 Airtime Instead Of N1,500

A young lady is feeling the brunt of the downsides of technology after she recently revealed an unfortunate experience with the online banking platform where she purchased an airtime.
Sylvia

A Twitter user identified simply as Sylvia (@magicE4ma), has taken to the social networking platform to reveal how she mistakenly bought an airtime of N15,000 instead of N1500 from MTN VTU through her bank app.

She took to her Twitter page to share her story and in the process called on the bank and the service provider to come to her aid: "I mistakenly bought 15,000 card instead of 1500. Guys pls what can I do. @ecobank_nigeria @MTNNG pls guys I need help cant sleep," shw wrote.

The pretty lady posted the screenshot of the transaction on Twitter, but was disappointed after MTN replied her saying they can't help her, but finally after much pleading, EcoBank refunded the money to her.

See the screenshot of the conversations below:

Niger Delta Avengers Sends Strong New Year Threat to President Buhari

The dreaded Niger Delta militant group, Niger Delta Avengers have sent a disturbing New Year message to the Nigerian government about the resumption of hostilities in the Niger Delta region.
File photo
A scathing statement credited to the spokesperson of the Niger Delta Avengers group, Maj.Gen Murdoch Agbinibo has threated the President Muhammadu Buhari administration with a fresh attack on oil facilities in Nigeria.

The group in a press statement released on its website, Nigerdeltaavengers.org today - Wednesday, 17th of January, 2018 demanded the immediate restructuring of Nigeria as a condition to ensure peace in the Niger Delta.

The group listed out some strategic oil facilities to be bombed, to send warning shots to the government of the day.

Read the full statement below:

The high command of the Niger Delta Avengers wishes all Niger Deltans a happy New Year as we admonish the Nigerian Government to brace up for the doom we have finished all arrangement to unleash on the oil sector in a few days time.

This round of attacks will be the most deadly and will be targeting the deep sea operations of the multinationals which include Bonga Platform, Agbami, EA Field, Britania-U Field, Akpo Field; amongst others littered across the deep waters of the Niger Delta region.

As for the Egina FPSO, we are advising the operators to let it stay where ever it is right now as we are tracking it's movement. We mean it when we say they (the oil installations) shall dance to the sound of the fury of the Niger Delta Avengers. Good a thing the ocean is wide enough to accommodate as many wreck as possible.

 On the 15th of January 2018, being the 62nd historic remembrance day of the 1956 discovery of commercial oil by Shell Darcy in the now forgotten and dejected Oloibiri Community in the Niger Delta; the high command of the ND Avengers summoned a meeting of all our operatives from across the Niger Delta to review the progress of our operations so far and deliberate on the planned actions for the future.

 It was agreed in that meeting that the killings and division presently playing out in Nigeria along divergent grounds makes this the perfect time to restructure this country.

 While promising a brutal outpour of our wrath, which shall shake the coffers of the failed Nigerian nation, our demand unambiguously is for the government to "RESTRUCTURE THIS COUNTRY".

On the 3rd of November 2017 we promised to reactivate "operation red economy" but as usual some overzealous and over patriotic elders intervened and appealed as they have done twice before then for us to avail them some more time to attend to the demands of the Niger Delta as championed by the Niger Delta Avengers.

That we have not achieved any meaningful results despite the opportunities we have availed the Niger Delta elders means that they are either irresponsible or the Nigerian government is not sincere with them as it is their trade in stock.

Because of the above, we have resolved not to listen to the Niger Delta elders as we unravel our New year package to the failed Nigerian state this time around.

We wish to state in plain terms that anybody against restructuring is an enemy of this country and particularly an enemy of the Niger Delta Avengers; and we shall not rest until such enemies are defeated by the Niger Delta People who earnestly seek to control our own resources.

 We want to control our resources and directly use them to better our lot instead of been enslaved and made to beg before crumbs are released in a dress rehearsal-like manner to intervention agencies that are ineffective at addressing our challenges. While 1 Billion Dollars from the excess crude account is been released to fight a Boko Haram in the North; successive government acts blind to the very bold array of challenges our region from which this wealth is generated is facing; as they (the Nigerian Government) derives pleasure in sending their unprofessional and weak military to invade our communities and subject our already sick and suffering people to more hardship and poverty.

Only a few days ago the Nigerian Army released 244 members of the murderous Boko Haram sect to Borno state government while thousands of innocent Niger Delta youths continue to suffer in various prisons across the country for no just cause.

It is on the above premise that we are demanding the immediate release of all Niger Deltans Activists and Freedom Fighters that are held captive by the Nigeria Armed Forces.

The extrajudicial cold blooded murder of Kareowei and 20 members of his gang by the Nigerian Army after deceiving them with Amnesty offer is very unprofessional; yes they were common criminals who brought pain to our own people but going ahead to murder them after reaching an agreement with them and making them to surrendered to the army is a clear pointer to the insincerity of the Nigerian Government at handling issues that concern the Niger Delta; just like the Nigerian Government daily deceive the international community of how professional the multinationals are carrying out their operations and how vast they have developed our lands; when the reverse is actually the case on ground.

 Let the Kareowei issue be a lesson to all freedom fighters across the Niger Delta never to fall for the antics of the insincere Nigerian Government; put the fear of death aside and fight till the last drop of blood whenever you are engaged in a gun duel with the Nigeria Army as it is this same path we have chosen to glory. Again, the Niger Delta Avengers wish Nigeria a doomed 2018; courtesy the skilled hands of our fierce and smooth operatives across the Niger Delta.

Maj.Gen Murdoch Agbinibo
Spokesperson

News In Pictures: See the Notorious Bomb Makers Arrested In Edo State and Paraded By Police

It is the end of the road for some notorious criminals who specialize in building bombs used in killing people.
The bomb makers after they were caught
Policemen in Edo state have arrested some suspected criminals at a bomb factory in Iddo, Okpella, in Estako East local government area of Edo State after an explosion in the area.

A report by the Nation revealed that those arrested were bomb makers. Some of the suspects were killed in the explosion while another person’s leg was also chopped off by the blast.

The building where the suspected bombs were manufactured is a three- bedroom apartment which the villagers said was occupied by some men from Kogi State.

Eyewitnesses said they ran for safety when they heard the explosion on Monday evening. One of the occupants, who reportedly escaped with a car loaded with prepared explosives, arms and ammunitions, abandoned the vehicle along a bush path and fled.

See more photos below:

Kemi Olunloyo Reconciles With Pastor David Ibiyeomie, Attends His Church

Self-acclaimed investigative journalist, Kemi Omololu Olunloyo has made peace with the founder of the Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomi after over hundred days behind bars.
Kemi Omololu Olunloyo and Pastor David Ibiyeomie

Kemi Olunloyo's woes in the court of law might come to an end soonest as she has made peace with prominent Port Harcourt pastor, Pastor David Ibiyeomie.

The peace process was sealed yesterday, 16th of January, 2017 after the drama queen, Kemi visited his Church and later demanded an audience with the cleric.

She made the big announcement on her Instagram page as seen below:

"Yesterday Tuesday 16th of January 2018 marked 7 days I left #Portharcourt prison. Been doing outdoor therapy as instructed by my psychotherapist. Venturing out safely into neighborhoods which I've been doing as part of my treatment of depression.

I normally go to 3pm prayers at the Catholic church down the street to get spiritual energy. Last night, I decided to go to New GRA to worship at #Salvationministries. I walked into the kingdom of God like no other. This church was very different. I was lifted! They were having 4.30pm prayers after a 21 day fast. I joined them in an energized service in a God anointed mega church. I ate communion and drank wine. The Lord was everywhere!

After service I asked security personnel to meet Pastor Ibiyeomie privately in his office to pray for me. The men in black suits took me to a waiting room and then asked me to come in. There were 5 pastors in the room watching. Two were my prosecuting lawyers, then I walked up to him telling him I was the one he locked up in prison! I knelt down and he grabbed my hands. Suddenly my all day asthma wheezing and migraine vanished! He had divine powers of some kind. He prayed for me, told me he had FORGIVEN ME long time ago and repeated it in front of me again. I told him I was not bitter and have forgiven him too. I have decided to serve God and it will be through Salvation Ministries and him.

Pray that the holy spirit transforms #DavidIbiyeomie into a greater realm of sensitivity, revelation, and divine direction that will give birth to manifestation of the holy spirit in time for next week 22nd-26th January 2018 when he invited me for his #5NOG 5 nights of glory. He says miracles happen during that week.
My miracles started last night. I will give my compelling TESTIMONY soon. I am never leaving PH again. I begin serving the Lord here working in his church and will stoop to conquer flying my flags with Jesus here at Salvation Ministries. The Home of Success! See you next week at 5 NIGHTS OF GLORY!! Isn't God wonderful?"

News in Pictures: Drama As Driver Rides SUV Into Gutter In Lagos

There was a mild drama around the Ikeja area of Lagos State as a driver rode into a massive gutter probably as he tried to park his vehicle.
The accident scene
The accident occurred at 7up inward Mobolaji Johnson Way in Ikeja. LASEMA Response Unit was there to rescue the driver.

The young man was also injured in the process and was treated by the LRU officials with his vehicle evacuated. The Toyota SUV was badly dented at the other side of the crash.

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New Law Seeking for President's Impeachment Considered in the National Assembly

President Muhamamdu Buhari might be risking impeachment by the members of the National Assembly over non-implementation of national budgets, according to a new law.
National Asembly
A new legislation that will make provisions for stiff penalties, including impeachment of the president, over non-implementation of national budgets, is being considered in the National Assembly, Daily Sun reports.

The proposed bill, which is being given accelerated hearing by federal lawmakers, also gives specific timelines for the preparation, consideration and enactment of national budgets.

The bill made it clear that lack of sufficient and comprehensive regulatory framework have become serious obstacles to the budget process in Nigeria.

However, the Presidency has kicked against the bill.

In its reaction, yesterday, the presidency described planned imposition of penalties as unrealistic and noted that implementation of the national budget is based on availability of funds.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, said this at an interactive stakeholders’ meeting organised by the National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS), in Abuja, yesterday.

Senator Enang also said since “the budget is a mere statement of expectation, it would be difficult to sanction anybody for not implementing it.”

Section 33 of the proposed bill states that anybody found to have breached any of the budget processes would be deemed to have committed an act of misconduct.

Sanctions provided in section 35 of the bill, against any public officer, legislator, or civil servants found to have committed such acts of misconduct include impeachment, suspension from office, written warning, removal of chairmanship of committee and termination of employment.

The section also lists such “acts of misconduct to include failure to implement a budget project, where appropriated funds are available to implement such project; failure to take reasonable care or necessary steps to ensure that there is compliance with this law by one’s institution, colleagues or subordinates; non-compliance with the budget process calendar; refusal to carry out official duty and as incapacitated or prevent another official, public servant or civil servant from discharging his function under this bill.”

The new legislation made it clear that “a person who, without lawful authority or approval given in accordance with this Bill alters or otherwise tampers with the report of a committee or sub committee, with intent to mislead or gain an advantage or benefit, commits an offence.”

It also stated that “a person who unlawfully provides, offers, solicits or accepts anything of value for a direct or indirect benefit.

“A person who takes any action, expresses or indicates illness to take an action for the purpose of intimidating or harming socially, financially or otherwise, any person wholly or partly for the purpose of influencing a decision on the budget process or the use or expenditure of any public money commits an offence,” the bill added.

The proposed law equally stated that the budget should be submitted to the National Assembly, by the president not later than first week of September while it should be passed into law not later than second week of December.

The president, according to the purposed law, should assent to the bill not later than December 30 of the same year.

Graphic Photos: Serious Tension As Trailer Crushes Man To Death in Abia

An elderly man going about his daily affair lost his life gruesomely after he was crushed to death by a truck
The scene of the ill-fated accident
A man wearing a white clothes who accidentally fell from a tricycle under unclear circumstances landed under a trailer in Umuahia, Abia State.

Instantly, the man was crushed to his demise amidst tears and gnashing of teeth by on-lookers.

An eye-witness who shared the gory incident on social media has this to say:

"As i type this my hands are shivering. Right in of me this man fell from a keke napep, then landed himself under the wheels of a moving trailer.

"May God protect and Guide us and our loved ones. Amen. May his soul rest in peace."

Patience Jonathan Dealt A Massive Blow As FCT Minister Demolishes Her Property In Abuja

Wife of the immediate past president of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan, has been dealt a massive blow after her property was demolished by the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council.
A property reportedly belonging to Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, located within Abuja metropolis, has been demolished, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Bello, has confirmed.
 According to Daily Sun, acting through the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), the FCT Administration said it demolished the property because the structure contravened development control regulations.

While speaking to a correspondent, AMMC co-ordinator, Umar Shuiabu, explained that the former first lady’s building in the Mabushi area of Abuja and all the other structures removed by his agency in Wuse II were illegal.

“If they have approval, we would not have been there. Everyone must have approval before commencing any development in the FCT. When our officials go on inspection and discover that a structure is being put up, they would request to know whether there was approval, prior to commencement of the development or not.

“It is because of this that we give three sets of approval –one is to be on site, another should be with the owner and the other in our file at Development Control Department so that whenever we go for inspection and require Building Plan approval, it should be handy.
"Abuja is a planned city so, if we do not control the development in the city, we would not have met it the way it is today. Abuja is planned to be a garden city, meaning that there are some areas that we reserve for green development so we won’t allow desecration of whatever manner.

“If we have been leaving illegal developments within the city, this city would have been inhabitable for people. Abuja is the pride of the nation, so, we want to maintain a beautiful city for ourselves.”

Speaking on the ongoing clean-up exercise by the AMMC, Shuiabu explained: “When you get any allocation (land allocation) in Abuja, you have to apply it based on development control requirements. By the time you are given approval for a residential purpose and after the building, you convert it to commercial, it is not accepted by law, so, we require you to revert to the original planning.

“We have a situation where people are given plots for residential purpose, but they convert them into night clubs so much so that the neighbours are always complaining…”

Mountain Of Fire Pastor Allegedly Dupes Church Member And Uses Money To Start His Own Ministry

A Nigerian businessman is regretting his decision after he was reportedly duped by his pastor who used the money to start his own church.
A man in handcuff (File photo)
A senior pastor of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry, Abule Egba branch, Pastor Emeka Iwuagwu has been arrested over his alleged involvement in a financial fraud to the tune of N8.6m in Lagos, PM Express has reported.

It was alleged that Iwuagwu defrauded his spiritual son and member of the church simply known as Precious and used part of the money to start his own ministry.

The pastor was arrested following a petition to the Police at the Special fraud Unit, SFU by the victim over the alleged scam which has been described by the members of the church as wickedness.

The victim who was a businessman at the Computer Village in Ikeja sought for spiritual assistance from Iwuagwu for more progress in his thriving business but he ended up being defrauded by the same person approached for spiritual help.

Trouble started when the victim went to Iwuagwu for counseling and prayers during which Iwuagwu realised that Precious had such money and started scheming how to defraud him.

It was learnt that he started by first giving him many prophecies and prayers to convince him to part with some money to no avail. He then conceived the idea to defraud him through a fake business transaction and the victim fell into his trap.

Iwuagwu informed Precious that his friend who lived abroad sent a container load of computers and accessories worth some millions of Naira for sale and showed him samples to convince him. He ordered him to clear the goods at the Apapa wharf and offset some expenses incurred on the transaction.

However, when Precious paid the money into his account, he bolted away and did not supply the items nor refund the money. When he was confronted, he admitted that he collected the money from the victim, had spent it and could not refund it.

The report revealed that Iwuagwu will be charged to court soon.

Unemployment Responsible For The Rise In Killings In Nigeria - Dangote Says

The President and Chief Executive of the Dangote Group, Mr. Aliko Dangote, has attributed the deadly conflict between suspected herdsmen and farmers in parts of Nigeria to the country’s increasing unemployment rate.

Dangote stated this on Tuesday in an interview with Channels Television.

“If there are jobs, there wouldn’t be anything like Boko Haram, there would not be anything like herdsmen. Once you are engaged, you do not have time for mischief,” he said.

The conflict between herdsmen and farmers, especially the New Year’s Day killings in Benue allegedly by herdsmen has dominated the headlines and split public opinion.

It has also led to criticism of the Federal Government, which many say is not doing enough to address the issue, a claim the Presidency has denied.

Dangote is not one of the government’s critics when it comes to the issue.

“The government is working tirelessly to make sure that we resolve this issue about herdsmen,” he said, pointing out, however, that the government would require support.

“Government cannot do it on its own; we also need to do our own. The government is giving us an opportunity to also create jobs,” he said.

“And I think people are under-rating how many jobs we need to create, not just in Nigeria and Africa, we need to create 12 million jobs every year in Africa.”

To effectively tackle unemployment, the industrialist believes there is a need to turn to Agriculture.

He said, “I think we should focus on agriculture, we should focus on solid minerals, these two can now replace oil.

“So if you have to create 12 million jobs, creating 12 million jobs especially now with technology is going to be a little bit difficult, but we have all it takes to create a lot of jobs, which is agriculture.”

Jonathan's Cousin and Aides to Forfeit Their Properties to FG After Court Order

A total of N6billion, 12 houses and more owned by the immediate past president's cousin and aides, are set to be forfeited to the Federal Government after an order by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja and presided by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, ordered the temporary forfeiture of N6,584,785,000; $222,000 and Aso Savings Limited shares valued at N2,028,800,000 allegedly derived fraudulently from proceeds of the sale of Power Holdings Company of Nigeria (PHCN) to the Federal Government.

The judge gave the orders while ruling on an ex-parte motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ,EFCC

He also ordered an interim forfeiture of 12 houses and plots of land located in Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja alleged to be proceeds of fraud.

The EFCC alleged that the forfeited property is part of assets allegedly acquired by some former aides and a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

They were accused of diverting N27, 188,232,208.20 proceeds of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, Severance Insurance Premium.

The seized assets were discovered during “investigations into PHCN Severance Insurance Premium.”

The judge granted the motion in chambers on Tuesday after it was moved by EFCC’s lawyer, Ben Ikani.

In his ruling, Justice Dimgba also directed the EFCC to publish the orders in any national daily within 14 days, following which any persons or organisations interested in the assets would be entitled to challenge the court orders.

He adjourned further hearing in the case till February 6.

In the ex -parte motion, EFCC named top government officials involved in the said scam to include the ex- Chief of Staff to Jonathan, Brig.-Gen. Arogbofa (retd), former Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Jonah Otunla, and ex- Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Power, Dr. Godknows Igali.

Others were – Jonathan’s cousin, Robert Azibaola; a former Director-General of Bureau for Public Enterprises, Mr. Benjamin Dikki; and a former Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil.


President Buhari Currently Lacks The Political Will To Halt Killings By Herdsmen - Reps Blow Hot

President Muhammadu Buhari has been criticized by members of the House of Representatives who have accused him of having a lack of will-power to tackle the killings around Nigeria.
Muhammadu Buhari
The members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the escalating killings by herdsmen in the country and demanded decisive actions to halt the ugly development, Punch Metro reports.

They said the President’s silence showed that he lacked the political will to tackle the problem head-on, demanding prompt actions by security agencies.

The lawmakers, who reconvened in Abuja on Tuesday after their Christmas and New Year break, spoke as they debated a motion on ‘Need for the Federal Government to Declare a State of Emergency on Security over Spate of Deadly Attacks in the Country by Suspected Herdsmen.’

The motion was jointly moved by Mr. Babatunde Kolawole and Mr. Dickson Tarkighir.

A large number of the lawmakers also supported the position of the Benue State Government that ranching of cattle would go a long way in reducing the conflicts between farmers and herders.

A member, Mr. Hassan Saleh, told the session, which was presided over by the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, that the Monday meeting with Buhari in Abuja did not give any hope that a solution would soon be found.”

Saleh, a member of the All Progressives Congress from Benue State, described the government as having “failed woefully” in securing the lives and property of Nigerians.

He noted that a government, whose body language suggested that cattle had more value than the lives of its citizens, had failed the people.

Saleh told the plenary about the Monday meeting between the people of Benue State and Buhari over the attacks by herdsmen and the feeble reactions by security agencies.

He said the response the delegation got from the President did not indicate that any serious steps were being taken to contain the situation.

Saleh said, “What is happening is a failure of government right from Mr. President to all of us seated here.

“We met with Mr. President yesterday (Monday) and our takeaway was nothing. All he said was ‘go and investigate,’ (to security agencies).

“So, what is happening is that the political will to tackle this problem is not there.”

Another APC member, Mr. Orker Jev, observed that the lack of political will could be seen in the “fact that this government is not giving the herdsmen the same attention it has given to Boko Haram.”

Jev dismissed the excuse that the killers were foreigners as another sign of weakness by the government.

He said, “The political will is not there right from the Presidency. The government is not giving the herdsmen the same attention it has accorded Boko Haram insurgents.

“If the claim is that the killers are foreigners, is that not a failure of governance?

“Will you allow foreigners to come into your country, kill your citizens and you keep quiet because you have cultural affinity with the killers?”

Another APC member, Mr. John Dyegh, told the House that there was a “misrepresentation” of the anti-grazing law passed by the Benue State House of Assembly by some interests, who were opposed to it.

He informed the House that an impression was created that the state government’s intention was to chase the Fulani out of Benue, adding that “this is far from the truth.”

Dyegh said, “All the government did was to say that herdsmen could buy land, settle in the state and ranch their cattle.

“Nobody said Fulani people should leave Benue. This is where the misrepresentation comes in.”

More speakers, including Mr. Rotimi Agunsoye, Mr. Oghene Emma-Igoh, Mr. Sergious Ose-Ogun, Mr. Teseer Mark-Gbillah and Ms. Funke Adedoyin, condemned the killings by the herdsmen.

However, two members noted that both the government and Nigerians had not treated the herdsmen fairly over the years.

One of them, Mr. Sadiq Ibrahim, argued that while government, over time, provided comfort for other Nigerians, it left the herdsmen to their fate.

He stated that so long as state governors and Nigerians were unwilling to make sacrifices to protect the herdsmen by donating land to them, the violence would continue to occur.

Ibrahim opposed the idea of ranching, saying that the herdsmen did not have the technical know-how.

“The herdsman needs our pity. Nature has been harsh to him and government has not taken adequate care of him.

“We all have to make sacrifices in one way or another in order to address this problem holistically,” he added.

On her part, Mrs. Aisha Dukku, confirmed that a Fulani herder preferred to save a cow to saving his own life.

Dukku, who is an APC member from Gombe State, said, “Where is the N100bn that former President Goodluck Jonathan gave to governors to establish grazing reserves for cattle? Why is nobody calling the governors to account?”

Dogara, who had earlier welcomed his colleagues from the break, noted that the killings could be contained if security agencies were proactive.

He called on Buhari to constantly wield the big stick by sacking non-performing heads of security agencies.

“The accentuation of violent crimes is a chronic symptom of defects in our security architecture, which we must fix.

“I therefore call on Mr. President to apply maximum sanction on public officers who are derelict in the performance of their duties,” the Speaker added.

Members later passed the motion in a majority voice vote and set up an ad hoc committee to meet with service chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, and the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), for a r dialogue on the killings by herdsmen.

Drama As Angry Youths In Jos Resist Attempts By DSS To Arrest A Preacher

Some angry youths in the Plateau capital city of Jos, have resisted attempts by the Department of State Services to arrest a preacher.
DSS
Pure apprehension took over the city of Jos on Tuesday as youths numbering over 100 resisted the arrest of a radical pastor and the General Overseer of the Evangelical Outreach Ministries international, Prophet Isa El-Buba, `by operatives of the Department of State Services.

According to Northern City News, it was learnt that the DSS allegedly accused the cleric of delivering an inciting sermon in which he challenged Christians to use their voter cards to vote out “wickedness in government.”

The incident, which happened on Kassim Ibrahim Street in Jos city centre, threw the neighbourhood into a panic when the DSS operatives in their large number moved to arrest the cleric.

When journalists visited the church, the incident was being discussed in hushed tones by the Assistant Pastors, while clerics from other churches visited to solidarise with El-Buba over the incident.

The security agents were said to have laid siege to the church till 11.30pm on Monday, but were prevented from arresting the cleric by the youths.

El-Buba, in an interview with journalists, confirmed the aborted arrest.

The cleric insisted that the killings going on in Nigeria must stop; and that all Nigerians must rise up to ensure that it stops.

He said, “What transpired was that the DSS (operatives) invaded my house and my church premises and wanted to have me on Monday night. They came in their number, including a Deputy Director to arrest me in connection with the cross-over night (New Year Eve) broadcast I made to Nigerians.

“I stand by my words. I am neither scared nor intimidated by their invasion. Why should I be scared when I am saying the truth? Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin brings reproach. I said in my broadcast that the unrighteousness in Nigeria will not do any one of us any good and I stand by it.

“This is because our generation and generations yet unborn will suffer if we refuse to do the right thing. Nigeria is a great nation, but we must uphold righteousness to be able to stand among great nations. So, I have just said that the right thing should be done in our nation, and I do not have anything against anyone.”

The development has drawn wide condemnation from human rights activists and other observers who believe that the cleric’s rights to freedom of expression were being trampled upon by the DSS.

How 3-Week-Old Baby Landed In The Hospital After Receiving Brutal Slap From Father in Lagos

A little baby girl has tragically landed in hospital after she was allegedly slapped in a really brutal manner by her own father.

A man who has been identified as Edet Asuquo, has fled his home in the Idi Araba area of Lagos State after he nearly killed his newborn baby, Gift Asuquo.

According to a report by Punch Metro, Gift’s offence was that she was a girl, as 32-year-old Edet was alleged to have said he didn’t see her usefulness and threatened to kill her.

It was learnt that Edet and the baby’s mother, Rosemary Kingsley, both indigenes of Calabar, Cross River State, were only dating when the woman became pregnant.

She was reported to have packed into the suspect’s apartment on Ayinla Street after she was delivered of the baby.

However, Edet, a bus conductor, was said to have been angry that his lover gave birth to a girl and not a boy as he expected, which resulted in frequent disagreements between them.

On January 10, 2018, the baby was reported to be hungry and was crying when the father allegedly slapped her.

She was said to have convulsed due to the severity of the assault and was rushed to a medical centre for treatment.

Some of the hospital workers reportedly called the attention of the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender to the matter, and the agency contacted the police at the Itire division.

Punch Metro reports that by the time the police got to the house, the suspect had fled.

A social worker with the OPD told Punch Metro that blood spurted out of the baby’s nostrils as a result of the injury she sustained, adding that the mark of the slap was visible on her cheek.

She said, “We gathered that the two lovers were not married. She sold plantain chips, while the man was a bus conductor. They just met on the road and agreed to date each other. She became pregnant a few weeks into the relationship. At the initial stage, the man didn’t want to take responsibility for the pregnancy. But after she was delivered of the baby, he bowed to pressure and allowed both mother and child to move in with him. They lived in a shop.

“According to the woman, the baby was crying that morning while the father carried her. He started abusing the baby and saying a girl would not be useful to him because he wanted a boy. She said he slapped the baby. At that point, the baby started convulsing. It was the neighbours who compelled him to get drugs for the girl’s treatment. She was later taken to a hospital. The mark of the assault is visible on the child.

“When the matter got to our attention, we mobilised policemen to the house. However, we were told that he had escaped. The police have promised to get him arrested for assaulting the innocent baby. Even the mother was being maltreated by Edet; he seized her phone.”

 The Director of the OPD, Mrs. Olubukola Salami, said the agency would ensure that the suspect faced the full wrath of the law.

“The rising trend in child abuse is alarming. Children are vulnerable and should be protected, not pummelled. The Lagos State Government will ensure the rights of children are protected and perpetrators who violate these rights, irrespective of status, are brought to book, no matter how long it takes,” she added.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, confirmed the incident, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, had ordered that the suspect be arrested.

He said, “The case was reported. The man slapped the baby and fled. We are looking for him. In fact, the CP, who detests abuse of children and domestic violence, has ordered the Divisional Police Officer to get him arrested. What he did is highly reprehensible and has no place in a modern society.”

Seyi Law’s Daughter, Tiwa Empties Her Account To Help Kemi Olunloyo

Nigerian comedian Seyi Law has shown love and passion towards his one time sworn enemy, blogger and journalist, Kemi Omololu Olunloyo.

Recall the comedian and the controversial journalist got involved in a horrid social media drama, after Kemi alleged that Seyi’s daughter, Tiwa is Obese and diabetic.

Seyi immediately fired back at the blogger and described Olunloyo as someone who’s hating on his daughter. Then, some persons mediated in the online battle and both parties seemed to sheathe their swords.

But days later, Olunloyo made another post in which she insisted that Tiwaloluwa wasn’t healthy and that a relative of Seyi’s wife in London had told her that Tiwa indeed had Type 1 diabetes.

Anyway, thats by-gone now as both parties are now in good terms and has finally called a truce.

Well, Aunty Kemi who just got out of prison for the third time in a row, reported about her failing health and urged Nigerians to help her by contributing to her medical trust fund.

She has now taken to her Instagram page to break the news that Tiwa Lawrence, the daughter of Seyi Law had emptied her savings to help her meet her needs.

Kemi could not hide her joy as she prayed for the comedian and his family while thanking him profusely for the great help rendered to her.

She wrote:

#BREAKING HA!!! TIWA JUST EMPTIED HER SAVINGS ACCOUNT TO HELP AUNTY KEMI’S MEDICAL FUND!! @seyilaw1 tell my cute pumpkin #hnntiwa @fameuxtiwa thanks for her donation to my medical fund.

You will NEVER LACK! This is your year of more blessings. Your family are FREE from evil IJN Amen– @HNNAfrica @kemiolunloyo. Love to Mommy Ebere. Thx for the phone call my brother. Come visit me in Ibadan when I recover and go home. I am smiling. My chest still hurts a lot but ma baby made me smile!

#SeyiLaw is a Nigerian comedian and father to Nigeria’s most famous female toddler. FOLLOW #hnntiwa to see my journey with her.

Manchester United Overtakes Real Madrid And Barcelona To Become Europe's Biggest Football Earner

The European Club Football Landscape report has named Manchester United as Europe's biggest football earner overtaking both Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Manchester United
Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published on Tuesday.

The European Club Football Landscape report said revenues among Europe’s 700-odd top-flight clubs totalled 18.5 billion euros (£16.5 billion) for 2016, compared to 16.9 billion the year before and 2.8 billion in 1996.

However, the report acknowledged that nearly half that amount - 9.1 billion euros - was generated by 30 clubs and that the financial gap between the elite ones and the rest was increasing.

English Premier League television revenues were now such that mid-table Bournemouth earned the same as three-times European champions Inter Milan.

United’s revenue for 2016 was 689 million euros, compared to 521 million euros in 2015, the report said.

United were followed by Barcelona and Real Madrid (both 620 million), Bayern Munich (592 million), Paris St Germain (542 million) and Manchester City (533 million).

United’s operating profit of 232 million euros was also the highest followed by Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern Munich, Arsenal and City.

United was also burdened with the highest net debt of 561 million euros, ahead of Benfica, Inter Milan, Juventus and Liverpool.

The report confirmed that the English Premier League enjoys by far the highest revenues in Europe, averaging 244.4 million euros per club.

Next was Germany’s Bundesliga with 149.6 million per club followed by Spain (126.3 million) and Italy (100.2 million)

Revenues fell dramatically elsewhere, even in traditional football nations such as the Netherlands (26.7 million) and Portugal (20.3 million).

Greek clubs earned an average of 8.9 million euros while figures for Eastern Europe were even lower at 5 million euros for Hungary, 4.4 million for Czech Republic and 1.5 million for Slovenia.

“Once more, we cannot help but note that the polarisation of commercial and sponsorship revenues between the top tier of clubs and the rest is accelerating,” UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said.

“As the guardians of the game, UEFA must ensure that football remains competitive even as financial gaps are augmented by globalisation and technological change.”

UEFA analyst Sefton Perry said that “only a limited number of clubs are able to fully exploit the enormous commercial opportunities offered by the global market”.

Sixteen of the top 20 clubs in terms of domestic broadcast revenues were English with Manchester United top on 146 million, edging out Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Bournemouth earned 99 million euros, level with Inter Milan who, along with Juventus, were the only Serie A side in the top 20.

The report confirmed that transfer spending reached record levels of almost 5.6 billion euros in the European summer of 2017, including six of the top 20 most expensive transfers ever recorded.

Arsenal were the club who made the most from paying fans. UEFA said their yield of 97.8 euros per spectator was the highest in Europe, followed by Chelsea, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Barcelona, Galatasaray, Manchester City and West Ham United.

-Reuters

News in Photos: Pretty Teenage Actress, Regina Daniels Reveals How Much She Earns As She Covers House of Maliq

17-year-old beautiful teenage Nollywood star, Regina Daniels, who has taken over the screens in recent times, has revealed how much she earns by featuring in movies as she covers the latest edition of a magazine.

Fast-rising Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels, is the latest celebrity to grace the cover of House of Maliq magazine, where she revealed that she earns N600,000 per movie as well as her net worth.

Here's what the publication wrote after premiering her in their latest edition;

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Regina Daniels is a Nollywood teen actress, model, recording artiste, singer and a philanthropist. She was born on 13th May, 2000 in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria. She is currently 17 years old. She joined the Nigerian movie industry [Nollywood] in 2007 at the age of 7 years.

In 2010 she rose to fame after starring on the blockbuster movie “Miracle Child” which was a tragedy movie.

It may interest you to know that Regina Daniels is still in secondary school but she is already a mega star.

She is currently earning #600,000 per movie. She was introduced into the movie industry at a very tender age by her mother.

It may interest you to know that she has starred in movies with top Nollywood stars like Genevieve Nnaji, Ini Edo and Chika Ike.

She currently has a fan base of 900,000 unique followers on Facebook and on Instagram.

She has a charity organization which she called “Regina Daniels Foundation” the organization is aimed helping people with physical challenges.

Regina Daniels tops the list of most beautiful and richest teenage actress in Nigeria.

In 2015 she was nominated by City People Entertainment as best prominent actress in Nigeria.

She has won several awards such as best actress of the year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

She is currently one of the richest and most influential teenage actress in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $350,000.

President Trump Alleged to Have Been in a Long Term Romance with American P0rnstar

Controversial American President, Donald Trump is alleged to have been in a long term romance with a p*rnstar over a long period of time before ascension to Presidency.
President Donald Trump

A p*rn star who was reportedly paid $130,000 before the 2016 presidential election for her silence over an alleged s*xual relationship she had with Donald Trump a decade earlier told Slate magazine that the alleged affair lasted “nearly a year,” the online magazine reported Tuesday.

According to Slate magazine editor in chief Jacob Weisberg, Stephanie Clifford, the adult film actress also known as Stormy Daniels, told him that she first met Trump at a 2006 celebrity golf tournament in Nevada, where they had the first of numerous s*xual encounters. At the time, Trump had been married to Melania for less than two years.

On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported the alleged $130,000 payment was arranged by the Trump Organization’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen. According to the New York Times, the arrangement came as Clifford was “discussing sharing her account with ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’” and Slate.

Both the White House and Cohen fiercely denied the reports.

“These rumors have circulated time and again since 2011,” Cohen said in a statement to the Times. “President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. Daniels.”

Cohen also released a letter signed by Daniels denying that she had a “s*xual and/or romantic affair with Mr. Trump many, many, many years ago.”

“Rumors that I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false,” the letter said.

“These are old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly denied prior to the election,” the White House said in a separate statement.

In the months leading up the 2016 election, Clifford told Weisberg that, through their lawyers, she and Trump reached an agreement for the Republican nominee to pay her “a six-figure sum to keep quiet.”

Weisberg said Clifford texted him “an unsigned two-page document spelling out this arrangement,” which appeared to use pseudonyms to “shield the real names of the parties.”

“Stephanie Gregory Clifford aka Stormy Daniels is referred to by the pseudonym ‘Peggy Peterson,’ and ___________ is referred to by the pseudonym ’David Dennison,’” the document said, according Weisberg.

“Daniels said she was talking to me and sharing these details because Trump was stalling on finalizing the confidentiality agreement and paying her,” Weisberg explained in his report. “Given her experience with Trump, she suspected he would stall her until after the election, and then refuse to sign or pay up.”

According to Weisberg, Clifford told him that she “was holding back on the juiciest details, such as her ability to describe things about Trump that only someone who had seen him naked would know.” (Earlier Tuesday, Clifford’s friend Alana Evans told NBC’s Megyn Kelly that Daniels later told her that Trump had chased her around the bedroom “in his tighty whities.” Evans relayed the same story to the Daily Beast.)

On Nov. 4, 2016, the Journal reported the National Enquirer — the tabloid owned by Trump supporter David Pecker — agreed to pay $150,000 to a former Playboy model for her story of an affair with Trump but then didn’t publish it.

Two weeks before that, in late October 2016, another p*rn star, Jessica Drake, accused Trump of s*xual assault. The alleged incident occurred at the same 2006 golf tournament where Clifford said she first met Trump, who has denied multiple sexual misconduct allegations.
Clifford, according to Weisberg, “didn’t allege any kind of abuse.”

“The worst Trump had done, she said, was break promises she’d never believed he would fulfill,” Weisberg wrote. “She claimed he’d offered to buy her a condo in Tampa, Florida, and that he’d said he wanted to feature her as a contestant in an upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice.”

Weisberg said he chose not to publish her story before the election because given the “torrent of accusations of s*xual abuse” against Trump, he “didn’t think an extramarital affair would be a highly significant story.”

The allegation that Trump had negotiated to buy Daniels’ silence was significant, Weisberg felt, but he could not independently confirm that part of the story.

Yet the Journal’s report of Trump’s alleged payment has not sparked the kind of firestorm it would have for another president.

“In any other administration, evidence that the president paid hush money to the star of ‘Good Will Humping’ during the election would be a scandal,” Michelle Goldberg wrote in an op-ed for the Times. “In this one it has, so far, elicited a collective shrug.”

Source: Yahoo News

2019 Election: No Automatic Ticket for Any Candidates - APC Insists

Governor Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar will not be getting an automatic ticket in 2019 as the party will conduct a primary election.

Governor Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar

 Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Jigawa State, has ruled out the possibility of the party imposing candidate on its members.

Chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji Ado Sani Kiri stated this while addressing newsmen yesterday in Dutse, the state capital.

This was contained in a statement sent to DAILY POST by Ibrahim Ibrahim, his aide.

In the statement, the party chairman maintained that, ‎imposing unpopular candidate was a gross abuse of democrat tenets.

He said the party belonged to everybody and that all decisions must be taken together right from the ward level up to the state level‎ because it wa the only way to maintained success in the state.

“We will allow our members t‎o decide who will lead them at all political office of contest.

“I want to assure you that no automatic tickets in APC for anybody at any position in the forthcoming 2019 general election ‎in Jigawa state”, he said.

Tension As Man Pours Petrol On His Mother And Set Her On Fire

A young man has been served with adequate punishment after he was found out to have murdered his own mother in a most horrific manner.

William Kelly
William Kelly, a 42-year-old man has been jailed for a minimum of 23 years after he was found out to have murdered his 71-year-old mother by dousing her in petrol and setting her on fire.

According to BBC, the former offshore worker William Kelly, even shouted "die, die" as Cathy Kelly was engulfed in flames.

A jury heard his only concern after the blaze last February was the safety of his West Highland terrier, Poppy.

A judge described his actions in the home they shared in Kilmaurs Road, Kilmarnock as "horrific".

Jailing Kelly for life, judge Lady Stacey said: "I understand you maintain your denial of the crime and have shown no remorse.

"I also note from having heard the evidence that you said a few weeks after your mother's death you did what you had to and she deserved what she got.

"The jury found you guilty of murdering your mother, you assaulted her by pushing her and putting her to the floor before you poured petrol on her and set her alight - that is a horrific crime."

Throughout his trial Kelly denied murdering his mother on 11 February last year.

He said he had never hit her and claimed she had been set on fire by accident after he cleaned a car part in the garage and spilt petrol on his trousers and trainers.

Kelly claimed that as he bent over his mother as she lay on the living room floor he lit a cigarette and there was a blue flash.

But the court heard that Kelly was angry because his mother had embarrassed him at a 21st birthday party by drinking too much.

He ordered his mother and his then partner Eleanor Banks to leave and called a taxi.

When they returned home at about 23:00 he dragged his mother by the arms into the house after she fell as she got out the taxi.

Kelly then punched and kicked the OAP on the head and body in the living room of their home.

Ms Banks, 44, told prosecutor Ashley Edwards QC: "William was emptying a petrol can onto his mum - all over her - and I couldn't stop him.

"I was standing screaming 'You're going to kill your mum' and he was saying 'die'.

"He went down and he set fire at the bottom of her legs.

"She just went up like an inferno. I've never seen anything like it."

A pathologist said Ms Kelly suffered bruising, broken ribs and second degree burns to 45% of her body.

Jurors heard that she was recovering from a brain haemorrhage, which she suffered in December 2016, and it was alleged that this was caused by beatings inflicted by violent Kelly.

Heartless Kelly even boasted in a text of wanting to give his mother "two black eyes for Christmas."

When the killer was being treated for burns he confessed to a nurse who was treating him and told her: "I did what I had to do.

"I was provoked. She got what she deserved."
 
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