Thursday, May 25, 2017

NIS arrests 400 illegal immigrants in Edo


Over 400 persons were on Wednesday arrested by the Edo State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service for alleged illegal entry into the country.

The suspects were said to have been arrested during a mop-up exercise which started at about 4am on Wednesday across the 18 local government areas of the state.

It was learnt that some of them, who were nabbed in Oredo, Ikpoba-Okha, Esan-West and Uhunmwode local government areas, had forced their way into Nigeria from neighbouring countries like Niger Republic, Mali and Chad.

Three officers of the agency were said to have sustained injuries when they were attacked during the operation.

The State Controller, NIS, Mr David Adi, confirmed the arrest.

Adi said that the exercise became necessary following intelligence reports that many illegal immigrants had relocated to the state without any means of livelihood.

He stated that though the citizens of ECOWAS member-countries had the privilege of free movement, such persons should possess the right documents and travel through approved routes.




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Falana, SANs Disagree With Ozekhome On Fayose’s Re-election Bid

Some senior lawyers appear to hold different views on the possibility of the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, getting the nod of the court to contest the state governorship election in 2018.

Fayose had said on Monday that he would contest the 2018 governorship election so that he could serve out his first term which was truncated in 2006.

The governor was impeached in 2006, but the Supreme Court, in 2014, nullified the impeachment that ousted him from office about seven months to the end of his first term, describing the removal as illegal.

Speaking on a live broadcast on Ekiti State Television in Ado-Ekiti, on Monday, Fayose argued that since the apex court had declared that his impeachment in 2006 was illegal, he would then have to approach the same court to interpret what the ruling meant and also consider seeking re-election in 2018.

Man Whose Photo Went Viral Yesterday For Committing Suicide Was A Nairabet Agent, Full Details

An agent of NairaBet, a sports betting platform, has ended his life over his inability to pay a customer who allegedly won a N600,000 bet.

Punch Metro learnt that residents of Obadeyi Ajala woke up on Wednesday to find the deceased dangling from a rope in an uncompleted shop at Ajala bus stop, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

The incident was said to have drawn a crowd to the area and a girlfriend of the deceased, who reportedly worked in a filling station in the area, was alerted.

The lady reportedly passed out on sighting the body, but was revived by the sympathisers at the scene.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Black Man Who Lost Penis In Botched Circumcision Gets White Replacement


A black man who has had the world’s third successful penis transplant operation is to have his new organ tattooed,  because the donor was white.

The 40-year-old man is only the third patient to undergo the procedure on April 21 at Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town in South Africa.

He lost his organ after a botched traditional circumcision.
Now he will be able to have sex and urinate standing up within the next six months –- something he would be doing for the first time in 17 years since the accident.

Lead surgeon, Prof. Andre van der Merwe said: “The patient is black, and the donor was white. We have very few donors for this transplant procedure. But that is the only issue left.

“He is certainly one of the happiest patients we have seen in our ward. The penis is working well, he can get erections already.

“The patient is expected to regain all urinary and reproductive functions of the organ within six months of the transplant.

“The man had been in relationships before, but whenever the question of sex arose, he bailed out. That will no longer be a problem.”

Team member, Dr. Alexander Zuhlke, explained that the tattooing could be applied in the case of penis transplants – just like it is for nipples after a mastectomy, for instance.

“But it should be performed by a tattooist specialising in medical tattooing and will require multiple visits,” Zuhlke said.


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Manchester United Win Europa League


Paul Pogba propelled Manchester United towards a 2-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday in a Europa League final rendered heavy with emotion by this week’s terror attack in Manchester.

A night that began with a moment of silence, then applause, in memory of the 22 people who died at Manchester Arena on Monday ended with United completing their trophy collection through goals from Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Reminders of the attack were everywhere at Stockholm’s Friends Arena, from United’s black armbands to the chants of “Manchester!” from their fans, while Pogba, too, was grieving, following the recent death of his father.

Victory enabled United manager Jose Mourinho, who said prior to the game that he and his players were struggling not to think about the tragedy, bring his maiden Old Trafford season to a successful conclusion.



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Traders Stone Kai Official To Death In Lagos

Angry street traders on Tuesday allegedly lynched an official of the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) Brigade at Iyana-Oworo, Lagos.

Moshood Ayeni was allegedly lynched because his team arrested hawkers- Jeremiah Nnana and Orich Nwofokoh- displaying their wares in traffic, in disregard to the ban placed by the state government.

The agency’s spokesperson, Alabi Rahmat said in a statement that mob pelted the official vehicle with stones, one of which hit the deceased and fell him from the moving vehicle.

She said: “The enforcement officials were returning from an assignment when they saw the traders and tried to do their jobs. They saw the traders hawking in traffic by Car Wash and arrested Jeremiah Nnana and Orich Nwofokoh both selling sausage and phone accessories.

Mercy Aigbe Absent, As Husband Appears In Court With Family Members In Domestic Violence Case

The trial of Gentry Olanrewaju, the estranged husband of Nollywood star actress, Mercy Aigbe at an Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court, Ogba, was today stalled owing to the absence of his wife.

Although Gentry was in court today, accompanied by some associates, Mercy Aigbe was reportedly said to have travelled out of the country.

Officials of the Lagos State Domestic Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) and Gentry met with the trial Chief Magistrate Folakemi Davies-Abegunde behind closed door in her chamber and agreed on June 7 for the estranged couple to appear before the court.

Gentry, dressed in a navy blue coloured buba and sokoto with a matching sandal sat at the back of the court room in-between family members and associates.

Ogun Police Arrest 20-Year-Old For Defiling Girl,9

The men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested one 20-year-old  Segun Olaseni for allegedly having raping a  9-year-old girl.

The suspect was said to have been arrested last Sunday following a complaint from the father of the victim, Adepoju Akinyemi, who reported the matter to Sango-Ota Divisional Police Headquarters.

The state Police Public Relations Officer,  Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the father of the victim had reported that the suspect came to his house at the New life Estate Ota, while he was at his workplace and forcibly had carnal knowledge of his daughter.

Photo: Obaseki Becomes First Patron Of Benin Club

The management team of Benin Club today commended Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state for his developmental strides and the steps taken to reposition the state for investments, while also appointing him as the first patron of the club.

This was at the Edo State Government House where Governor Obaseki said that his administration aimed to return the state to an enviable height in the country and open it for investments to improve the economic wellbeing of the state and her people.

He expressed delight at the investiture, and thanked the management team of the club for commending his performance so far in office, while also appreciating the past and present executives of the club. He revealed that he had been visiting the club as a child and that he learnt how to swim there adding that he still visited the golf section of the club once a week to play golf.

Father, Brother Of Manchester Attacker Arrested In Libya

The father of suspected Manchester terror attack 'suicide bomber' Salman Abedi has been whisked away by Masked men during a TV interview.

Ramadan Abedi was reportedly detained while recording television interviews in Libya, according to ITV News. It was later confirmed he was arrested in the Libyan capital Tripoli by counter-terrorism force according to a spokesman.

The counter-terrorism force detained Ramadan Abedi outside his home in the Tripoli suburb of Ayn Zara on Wednesday afternoon. An eyewitness said he was handcuffed by armed men who drove him away in two unmarked vehicles.

The development also came just hours after Hashem's father broke his silence this afternoon to insist his other son, Salman, was innocent.

Man With Rare Condition Imprison Self Because People Think He Is A Spirit

A man with a rare skin condition, which makes his face look like he has been burned in a fire, has been relentlessly bullied his entire life by people who think he is cursed.

Some people even believe Antonio Reloj, who was born with a severe form of ichthyosis which causes his skin to harden, crack and appear burned, is not actually human.

The 26-year-old's mother abandoned him when he was 12, leaving his grandmother to raise him in remote Aklan province, in the Philippines.

Antonio's condition worsened as his skin became thicker and harder, and his eyesight started to deteriorate as it spread across his face.

Holyfield Donates $3m Health Equipment To Lagos

Evander Holyfield is in Lagos. The former Heavyweight boxing champion who arrived today announced the donation of health equipment worth $3m to the Lagos State government.

Known to be a  five-time world cruiserweight, and heavyweight boxing champion he arrived to have a ‘fight’ with former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The exhibition boxing match is part of activities marking the Golden Jubilee anniversary of  Lagos State.

California Quadriplegic Student's Mother Gets Honorary Degree

A US mother who helped her quadriplegic son earn a degree by attending all his classes has been awarded an honorary diploma at his graduation.

Judy O'Connor took notes for Marty O'Connor as he studied for his master of business administration at Chapman University in California. The retired primary school teacher guided her son across the stage in his wheelchair at Saturday's ceremony.

Marty was paralysed from the shoulders down by a fall in 2012. Mrs O'Connor was taken by surprise when it was announced that she would receive an honorary MBA, at her son's suggestion. "Mrs Judith O'Connor has attended all the classes with her son Marty," the announcer said, fighting back tears, at the graduation in the city of Orange.

Photo: Seun Egbegbe’s Girlfriend Welcomes Baby Girl

Seun Egbegbe’s girlfriend, Onyenike, has welcomed a baby girl. She made the announcement publicly on social media. Unfortunately, the father of her baby is yet to secure his bail condition, hence he is still at Kirikiri prison.

Recall that Egbegbe was charged and remanded for stealing seven iphones, and also remanded for another offence entirely- defrauding some Bureau De Change Operators several times.

UK Government Deports 35 Nigerians

The Government of the United Kingdom today deported 35 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country. The deportees arrived at the MMIA Lagos at about 5.50 a.m.

They were 30 males and five females. The spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, DSP Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development.

The deportees were profiled by the immigration authorities and were each given a stipend to facilitate their transportation to their respective states.

Lionel Messi, Father Lose Appeal As Spain Supreme Court Confirms Jail Term

Lionel Messi and his father lost appeals in Spain’s Supreme Court today over a 21-month prison sentence in a tax fraud case. Messi will be paying a fine of £1.75 million.

The Ballon d’Or winner, who was found guilty by a Barcelona court last July for breaching tax offences of around £3.5million from 2007 to 2009, lost the case as his sentence remains for 21 months.

The Argentina captain is however unlikely to be spending time in jail as a sentence under two years for non-violent crime can be served as probation, according to the Spanish law.

Messi’s father Jorge, whose sentence was reduced to 15 months, will be required to pay £1.3million. Jorge had claimed that he was told by a legal adviser that the practice was legal.

Chelsea Cancel Sunday's Premier League Title Parade Following Manchester Arena Attack


Chelsea have cancelled their Premier League victory parade which was due to take place on Sunday .

The Premier League champions were due to show off their trophy in an open-top bus on Sunday, the day after they face Arsenal in the FA Cup final, but are now cancelling the event over security concerns in the wake of the Manchester Arena attack.

The club said in a statement that they feel it would be 'inappropriate' for the celebration to take place as they offered their 'heartfelt condolences' to those affected by Monday night's attack.

Chelsea's players will also wear black armbands in Saturday's FA Cup final and the club will make a donation to a fund supporting the victims.


Taiwan's Top Court Rules In Favour Of Same-Sex Marriage

Taiwan's top judges have ruled in favour of gay marriage, paving the way for it to become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions.

The highest court ruled that current laws preventing members of the same sex from marrying violated their right to equality and were unconstitutional.

It gave parliament two years to amend existing laws or pass new ones.Wednesday's landmark decision came as the LGBT community faces increasing persecution in the region.

Yaya Toure To Donate £100,000 To Manchester Attack Victims

Premier League star Yaya Toure and his agent Dimitri Seluk have agreed to donate £50,000 each to those affected by the suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena on Monday night.

Twenty-two people lost their lives and a further 119 were injured in the atrocious attack with eight-year-old Saffie Roussos, 18-year-old Georgina Callander and 26-year-old John Atkinson among those killed.

A further 59 were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after the bomber - named on Tuesday as 22-year-old Salman Abedi - entered the foyer and activated an improvised explosive device.

Touched by the harrowing details of young Saffie's death, Seluk says he and the Manchester City player quickly agreed to donate the hefty sum in order to help families of the victims.

Is This The World's Most Disgusting Proposal? Man Hides Ring For Nurse Gf Inside His Stomach Wound

This could be the most disgusting wedding proposal ever. A groom-to-be chose the unusual way to pop the big question to his girlfriend by hiding her engagement ring in a gaping wound in his stomach.

The bizarrely romantic scene was captured on camera as the man went in to see his nurse lover at work and asked her to help change the dressing.

The man had persuaded a surgeon to hide the gold ring inside his body and then asked his girlfriend for help.

A friend with a smartphone then filmed what happened next at a clinic in south-western Russia's Karachay-Cherkess Republic.

Ariana Grande Offers To Pay For Manchester Bombing Victims' Funerals

Ariana Grande fans claim she has reportedly offered to pay for the funeral costs of the Manchester bombing victims.

A social media account that is dedicated to the pop star, 23, claims that the "broken" singer has pledged to help the families of the 22 people who lost their lives during the terror attack at her concert on Monday.

The Twitter account, which is called Ariana Updates!, shared a post on Wednesday which read: "News on Ariana: Ariana has reached out to the families who's loves ones died last night....she is gonna pay for the funerals!"

The Dangerous Woman singer's alleged move to help the families of the dead comes shortly after the first victims of the attack on Monday night were named.

I Gave My Wife N5m, Car, N100,000 Monthly Allowance To Quit Our Marriage – Man

A businessman, Augustine Anyia today urged an Agege Customary Court to dissolve his seven-year-old marriage to his wife, Nneka, due to lack of care, lesbianism and threat to his life.

Augustine, a father of two, resides at No. 11/13, Kolawole Adekunle St., Ajah, Lagos.

“My wife is quarrelsome and quick to violence, especially when she demands for money or anything and l don’t respond to on time,” he said.

The petitioner told the court that he married the respondent after six months of courtship on his return from the United States.

Jennifer Oseh Exudes Confidence On The Latest Edition Of Hints Magazaine

She's got a body for days tho! Lol.

Nigerian Young Man Commits Suicide [Photos]

According to a post online, a man has committed suicide in an uncompleted building at Ijaiye area of Lagos State in an apparent suicide. The reason for the suicide is unknown, as many people in the area do not know him. May his soul rest in peace.

Different Countries Lend Support To UK Over Manchester Attack

Countries around the world offered their support and condolences to the United Kingdom after the devastating terror attack in Manchester yesterday evening.

In Dubai the Burj Khalifa was emblazoned with the Union Jack, in Zagreb, Croatia a fountain was illuminated with the colours of the United Kingdom flag and in Rome the Rome the Colosseum went dark in tribute.

At Yankee Stadium, 'God Save the Queen' was played along with 'The Star-Spangled Banner' before New York hosted the Kansas City Royals. 'Our thoughts and prayers to the victims in Manchester' the video board read.

The tributes come after the worst UK atrocity since 2005, when a nail bomber murdered 22 concert-goers as young as eight at an Ariana Grande concert.

Sounds From The Other Side To Drop In July

A release date has finally been revealed for Wizkid’s upcoming album project titled “Sounds From The Other Side.”
The project, which features the likes of Diplo, Trey Songz, and a host of other international acts, is set to be released on July 7, 2017.


Kim & Kanye Go On Lunch Date In Malibu

It may have been a busy day at the office, but Kanye West still found time to meet up with wife Kim Kardashian for a lunch date in Malibu yesterday.

Dressed casually in blue sweatpants with red stripes down the sides, the 39-year-old famous rapper was spotted leaving his office in Calabasas. It's rumored Kanye's been hard at work on a new album recently.

He wore a grey hooded sweater underneath a blue sweater as he stepped out. The casually dressed star also wore maroon-colored sneakers as he made his way out into the parking lot.

Cool Dad! Flavour Takes Daughters On A Stroll

He might have impregnated two women almost at the same time, but Flavour is living up to the work of his hand. The singer who is now a dad of two girls due to his sexcapades has proudly accepted his responsibilities and even buy the same clothes for them.

He was recently pictured taking a stroll with his girls in the Estate he lives.

Blogger Arrested For Defrauding UK Based Activist To The Tune Of N2.2m [Pictured]

A blogger has been arrested for defrauding a UK based activist, Philip Agbese to the tune of N2.2m. 

The blogger, Apeh Peterhot allegedly opened a Facebook pseudo account in the name of Queen Ann Ochoga and used it to defraud Philip.

Philip then went on to use a pregnant woman’s account details where the said money were allegedly paid.

 He had told the woman he was having problems with his BVN.

Photos: Anita Joseph Turns A New Leaf

Nollywood actress, Anita Joseph has turned a new leaf. The actress famously known for always exposing her body has said, she now believes in the school of thought which says, Dress The Way You Want To Be Addressed. She posted the other photo also terming it ‘Come to think of it covered is D NEW sexy. When Girls are becoming ladies’

Such good news! Lol.

If You've Got The Money, You Can Have A Babymama - Dremo

With the trend of baby mamas taking center stage in the Nigerian music industry, DMW act, Dremo in a recent interview with Soundcity, has now shared his own view concerning the issue.

While stating that he would rather get married and have kids rather than joining the babymama gang, Dremo also made it known that having a babymama isn’t all that bad as long as such a person has the money to take care of the child and babymama.

APC Takes Over PDP Secretariat Building In Enugu

The All Progressives Congress has practically taken over the office of the Peoples Democratic Party in Enugu State.

Punch correspondent observed yesterday that a building on Chime Lane, a street in the GRA part of the Enugu metropolis, which had served as the secretariat of the PDP in Enugu State for several years, is now the office of the Enugu State chapter of the APC.

Flags, posters, banners, billboards and other paraphernalia of the PDP, which hitherto adorned the duplex, had been replaced with an APC signboard that proclaimed ‘All Progressives Congress, Change Has Come.’

Findings by our correspondent revealed that the development followed the recent defection of a former Enugu State governor, Sullivan Chime, from the PDP to the APC.

Seattle Seahawks Icon Cortez Kennedy Dies At 48

Cortez Kennedy, an icon with the Seattle Seahawks who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012, has died at age 48, the Orlando (Florida) Police Department also confirms.

Orlando police confirmed that they are investigating the former defensive tackle's death but said "there is nothing suspicious to report" at this time.

Kennedy died alone, according to police.

Police Commission Boss, Okiro Announces Mass Promotion Of Officers

Chairman of Police Service Police Commission (PSC), Sir Mike Okiro, recently disclosed on a programme on WFM 91.7 radio station in Lagos that in three months, there would be mass promotion of senior police officers who have been stagnated on one rank.

According to him, “we are working out a structure in the police to create vacancies for officers who are due for promotion but have not be promoted due to lack of vacancies for them”.

“I feel for them, because it is not because they have bad records but because there are no vacancies. You cannot promote an officer to a higher rank and there is no office for his or her new rank”.

Trump & Pope Francis Finally Meet

US President Donald Trump has finally met Pope Francis, after they clashed at a distance on issues including migration and climate change.

They met at the Vatican for a short private audience on the third leg of his overseas trip.

He arrived for the meeting along with his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Mr Trump and his entourage arrived at the Vatican just before 06:30 GMT.

Newly Divorced Ahmed Musa Re-Marries [Photos]

Newly divorced footballer, Ahmed Musa has remarried. Musa who just got separated from his wife, Jamila the mother of his two children on the grounds that he can’t take in a 2nd wife has tied the knot with his new flame, Juliet. The wedding reportedly took place in Abuja. More photos after the cut.

Manchester Arena Attacker Was Born In Manchester

The terrorist who killed 22 people by detonating a suicide bomb at Manchester Arena has been named Salman Abedi.

Abedi was born in Manchester in 1994 and is the second youngest of four children. He grew up in the Whalley Range area, close to a local girls' high school.

It is the same school of twins and former star pupils, Zahra and Salma Halane, both formerly aspiring medical students, who left their homes and moved to Syria in 2015.

Abedi was reportedly a student at Salford University.

Irina Shayk Wows At Cannes Film Festival Just Two Months After Delivery

She welcomed her first child back in March. But already Irina Shayk is back to flaunting her model frame, as she stepped out in a daringly cut floor-length gown at the 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival.

Gracing the red carpet for the screening of Hiraki, the Victoria's Secret star, 31, put on an eye-popping display as she teased a look at her more than ample assets, while showcasing her catwalk worthy pins.

Manchester: More Than 24 Hours On, Families Still Searching For Missing Mothers, Sons & Daughters

Desperate families were still searching last night for loved ones who disappeared in the chaos of the Manchester bomb blast, including teenagers and schoolchildren. Some of their parents were at the lobby where the suicide bomb was detonated and have also been using social media to look for their loved ones.

Pictured are: (top row from left) Olivia Campbell, who has since been confirmed dead, Liam Curry and Chloe Rutherford, Laura MacIntyre and Eilidh Macleod; (middle row from left) Wendy Fawell, Nell Jones, Marcin and Angelika Klis, Martyn Hett; (bottom row from left) Courtney Boyle, Martyn Hett, Philip Tron.

Obesere Builds Ibadan Mansion [Photo]

Fuji act, Obesere has completed his Ibadan mansion. The mansion, located at Akobo in Ibadan, Oyo State will serve as his country home.