Wednesday 14 June 2017

Bank manager jailed three years for robbing own bank

A German court on Wednesday sentenced a bank manager who masterminded an armed robbery in his own branch in Hanover and stole 367,500 Euros ($411,700) to three years and five months in prison.

The 32-year-old was found guilty of planning the robbery with an accomplice, who entered to bank in June 2016 with a gas pistol and a fake hand grenade.

Ariana Grande to get Manchester citizenship

Ariana Grande, the American pop singer is in line to get the honorary citizenship of Manchester after her benefit concert.

The Manchester City Council wanted to hand the 23-year-old singer the honour after she arranged “One Love Manchester” benefit concert to raise money for the victims of the terror attack in May, reports

Leo Varadkar: Ireland elects first openly gay Prime Minister

Leo Varadkar has been formally elected Ireland's youngest and first openly gay prime minister in the majority-Catholic country.

Theresa May's chief of staff 'sat on' report warning high-rise blocks like Grenfell Tower were vulnerable to fire

Theresa May’s new chief of staff was one of a series of housing ministers who “sat on” a report warning high-rise blocks like Grenfell Tower were vulnerable to fire for four years.

A former Chief Fire Officer and secretary of a parliamentary group on fire safety today revealed successive ministers had had damning evidence on their desks since 2013 and nothing had happened.

Technology: LG will most likely manufacture Google's next-gen Pixel XL smartphone

Up until now, it was assumed that HTC would manufacture the next Google Pixel smartphone, as it did for the first one, but recent reports indicate that the Google Pixel 2 will be made by LG. The company is reportedly manufacturing Google’s successor to the Pixel XL, which is codenamed ‘Taimen,’ as suggested by a bug report log that was uncovered in the Android Issue Tracker’s database.

APC-led Niger declares ‘state of emergency’ on federal roads, after 2 bridges collapse

The Niger Government on Wednesday declared ‘state of emergency’ on federal roads following the collapsed of two bridges, linking the Western and Northern Nigeria.

Mr Jonathan Vatsa, the state Commissioner for Information, made the declaration shortly after inspecting the bridges in Tatabu and Bokani villages both in Mokwa Local Government Area.

CCT Trial: Saraki Walks Free!

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has acquitted and discharged the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, who is standing trial over allegations of false assets declaration.

South Korea Arrests Nigerian For Smuggling Meth Worth $1.7m

South Korean Police said Wednesday they have arrested a 46 year-old Nigerian for smuggling large amounts of methamphetamines, also called meth, into the country through international mail from China.

London on fire as 25 storey building apartment comes down

A number of people have died in the devastating Grenfell Tower inferno, the London Fire Brigade have confirmed.

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton told reporters there had been a number of fatalities. She could not confirm numbers because of the complexity of the building.

Evans’ Wife Changes Name, Escapes With Children To Canada

Even after the apprehension of Chukwubem Onwuamadike alias ‘Evans’ a leading Nigeria’s Billionaire Kidnapper few days ago in Lagos state by officers of Nigeria Police Force (NPF) for kidnapping, extorting wealthy Nigerians-killing some of his victims in the process, latest investigation has revealed that this notorious criminal bought expensive mansion in the Republic of South Africa for the sum of a whooping R50million, which was his proposed destination of hideout before he was eventually arrested.

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