Wednesday 24 May 2017

Evander Holyfield Storms Lagos, Set To Fight Tinubu

Boxing Legend, Evander Holyfield has arrived Lagos and is ready to fight a former Governor of Lagos, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Holyfield visited the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday and was lauded by the Governor who described the five-time world cruiserweight and heavyweight boxing champion as the greatest living boxer of all times.

APC to hold Convention without Buhari

Finally, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has concluded plans to hold its non elective mini convention in the absence of the President, Muhammadu Buhari. The party reached the agreement after a consultative meeting of the APC governors and the members of National Working Committee (NWC) Wednesday.

N84.6 Fraud: EFCC arraigns Wonder Bank operator

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday at the Federal High Court, Enugu arraigned the operator of a well-known wonder bank in Enugu, Kingsley Ubenyi and his company, Ksley Mega Vision Limited on a 62-count charge bordering on  illegal operation of a financial institution and obtaining the sum N84,600,000  from hundreds of victims.

D’banj Reportedly Expecting First Child With Wife, Didi Kilgrow

Nigerian entertainer, D’banj is reportedly expecting his first child with wife, Didi Kilgrow.
According to an exclusive report by Linda Ikeji’s Blog, the couple are currently in the United States as they await the arrival of their baby.

Dapo ‘D’banj’ Oyebanjo married Didi Kilgrow in a secret ceremony in July 2016. They reportedly started dating in 2015.

Salman Abedi's younger brother arrested in Libya over alleged Isis links

Libyan authorities say they have arrested Hashem Abedi, the younger brother of Manchester attacker Salman Abedi, in Tripoli on suspicion of links to Isis.

A local counter terror force known as Rada detained Mr Abedi, 20, on Tuesday evening.

Finally! Court grants former NNPC boss, Yakubu, permission to travel abroad

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday granted Andrew Yakubu, former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) permission to travel abroad for medical treatment.

Mr. Yakubu was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on a six-count charge of money laundering and false declaration of asset.

Coup Plot Rumour: Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters reacts

The Defence Headquarters on Wednesday dismissed rumours of coup plot and urged Nigerians not to panic, as there was no such attempt.

The director of Defence Information, John Enenche, a Maj.-Gen., allayed the fear at a news conference attended by the spokesman of the army, Sani Usman, a Brig.-Gen., and a representative of the Navy spokesman.

Presidency Breaks Silence On Coup Rumors

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has urged Nigerians to ignore the media reports on Coup plot, saying it should not be stretched beyond what the military authorities had said.

Mr. Adesina stated this at a media chat with State House correspondents to mark two years of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration on Tuesday in Abuja.

Drama as unions boo VC at valedictory service

There was a mild drama at the inauguration of the new Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Prof Joseph Adeola Fuwape Wednesday as various unions booed the immediate past Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Adebiyi Daramola.

GTBank Lagos State Principals Cup (Season 8) Enters Semi Finals Stage

The semi-final matches of the 2017 GTBank Lagos State Principals Cup (Season 8) are set to hold on Wednesday the 24th of May, 2017 at the Onikan Stadium in Lagos.

With 27 goals scored in the quarter-finals stage of the competition, the semi-finals promises to be another feast of goals. In the female category, Sanya Senior Grammar School, Surulere will face Government Senior College, Agege in the first semi-final match of the day. They will be followed by Senior High School, Ikorodu who will compete with Isale Eko Grammar School, Lagos Island for a spot in the Finals. In the male category, Ijaiye Housing Estate Senior Grammar School, Ojokoro will play against Odogunyan Senior Grammar School, Ikorodu while Mushin Senior College, Oworonshoki will take on Ikotun Senior High School, Ikotun for the chance to win the coveted trophy.

Supreme Court confirms Messi fraud sentence

Spain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro ($2.25 million) fine imposed on Lionel Messi for tax fraud, months after the Barcelona football star lodged an appeal.

The Argentina international and his father Jorge Horacio Messi were in  July 2016 found guilty of using companies in Belize, Britain, Switzerland and Uruguay to avoid paying taxes on 4.16 million euros of Messi’s income earned from his image rights from 2007-09.

UBA Launches World Class Mobile Banking App

In demonstration of its commitment to deliver superior and innovative banking solutions to its customers, pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa Plc, has announced the launch of a brand new mobile banking application with many user friendly features.

The new mobile app which comes with the biometric log-in feature for secure, personalized access is now available for download on Apple and Google Play App Stores.

UK deports 35 Nigerians

The Government of the United Kingdom on Wednesday deported 35 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos at about 5.50 a.m.

Salman Abedi: Alleged Manchester attacker’s father says son is innocent

The father of the alleged Manchester bomber has said his son is innocent, according to reports.

Ramadan Abedi denied his son is linked to extremist militants or the suicide bombing that killed 22 people, Associated Press reported.

Nigerian govt to prosecute escapee N-power volunteers

The Federal Government says it will prosecute N-Power volunteers who are receiving monthly stipends but refuse to appear at their primary places of assignment.

Afolabi Imoukhuede, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation (N-Power Scheme), disclosed this at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum.

Manchester attacker recently returned from Libya — UK govt

Britain’s interior minister said on Wednesday she believed the suicide bomber, who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in the English city of Manchester, had recently returned from Libya.

Asked to confirm whether Salman Abedi had recently come back from the country, Amber Rudd told BBC Television: “Yes, I believe that has been confirmed.

Three female suicide bombers die in another attack on Maiduguri

Three teenage girls, all armed with explosive devices worn around their bodies, on Tuesday evening detonated their explosives at the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, as security operatives tried to stop them from entering the city, police said.

Multiple explosions reverberated across Maiduguri during the late evening rush hour forcing vehicles to screech to a halt as commuters tried to figure from which area the attack may been coming.

One dead as container falls in Lagos

One person was confirmed dead on Tuesday after a trailer conveying a 40-foot container fell at Motorways bus stop, outward Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The trailer, with registration number LSD 379 XT, developed a mechanical fault and fell on the road leaving the driver and motor boy trapped, according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency.

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