Saturday, March 17, 2018

Morocco Plans To Spend $15.8Bn If It Gets 2026 Soccer World Cup

Morocco has proposed using 14 stadiums and budgeting to spend 15.8 billion dollars on infrastructure if it wins the right to host the World Cup soccer finals in 2026, the country’s bid committee announced at a news conference today.

But Morocco will not build any new stadiums for the tournament, preferring to renovate and modify existing venues and add temporary capacity to others, said candidature chairman Moulay Hafid Elalamy, who is also a government minister.

The North African country is up against a joint bid from Canada, Mexico and the United States when world soccer governing body FIFA’s member countries decide in Moscow on June 13 who will host the tournament eight years from now.

Kebbi Marries Off 100 Widows, Divorcees

The Kebbi Government today married off 100 widows and divorcees in a mass wedding held in the palace Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samila Mera.

The marriages were arranged by the state and Argungu Local Governments to reduce the number of women, widowed or divorced, left to fend for themselves and their children.

Gov. Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi commended the efforts of the emir and the local government for the initiative and urged parents to respect the marriage institution as it was a way to reduce single women in the society.

Obiano, Sworn-In For Second Term In Office

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra State and his Deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke have been sworn-in for second term in office. Obiano and Okeke accompanied by their wives were sworn-in by the Anambra State Chief Judge, Justice Peter Umeadi, at the Dr Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka.

Addressing the people, Obiano said that the state was on another journey of remarkable achievements. The governor assured the people that his second tenure would witness improvement in the provision of infrastructure, entrepreneur and agriculture.

“As we have commenced another journey of four years, we will install CCTV cameras to further improve security across the major cities. We will dualize major roads in Nnewi and Onitsha and transform Awka to 21st century modern city,’’ he said.

Hacker Who Gave Up Wikileaks Source Dies

Adrian Lamo, a computer hacker best known for passing on information that led to the arrest of Chelsea Manning, has died aged 37.

In online messaging conversations, Manning confided in him, describing confidential military material Manning had sent to Wikileaks.

Wikileaks published the video of a US helicopter strike that killed seven people, including a journalist working for the Reuters news agency.

Meghan Markle's 'Semi-N*de' Photos Splashed On The Internet

Two or three years ago, when I see a thing like this, I just say, 'aww this is why it's good for a lady to live a decent life, and not in anyway take n3de photos, bla bla', but today, I have a different view, lol. Why is it that it is when someone tries to break a boundary that another person will stand up and send some 'evil' people her gossip/n3de photos just for them to smash on the internet to spoil her joy? I now call them KILL JOY. Awon wicked jealous souls... How come these wasn't posted years back, now with her wedding on the way to a Prince this comes out? Ha! AIYE LE...

36-year-old Markle is now the latest victim of a n3de photo hack after topless pictures of her appeared on Celeb Jihad, a website known for leaking private and often s3xual celebrity content.

The website posted four photos which appeared to show Markle half-naked. Celeb Jihad claimed that the pictures were a “preview” of the many n3de photos that the website has of Markle. The website threatened to release the rest of the photos unless the United Kingdom and Kensington Palace met their demands, including the abdication of Queen Elizabeth II.

Between Halima Abubakar & Susan Peters On IG

Halima Abubakar has openly called out fellow actress, Susan Peters on Instagram and even going as far as warning the actress not to comment on her page again! Halima had made a post saying, people shouldn't forget to check on their 'strong' friends, ('strong' in this term means 'sick', you know most of us are guilty of that ). Then Mercy Johnson quickly commented saying Halima should call her.

Susan Peters who thinks she can jump on the 'joke' also commented in Hausa (we can't translate), but Halima got upset and asked her in English language, 'what is funny? you never called me in two years even when i almost died, I greet you too Susan'. Seeing that open insult, Susan couldn't take it, especially knowing she is older, so she gave it back to her; 'How do you call someone you can't reach? When you block someone. Don't go there!'

Then Halima came back 'Then don't comment on my page'. Susan fired back, 'You can unfollow me please'. Then Halima let it slide, knowing it is her page and she started the drama. We however can't say if that continued on the phone, or Mercy Johnson jumped into Halima's DM or that of Susan to caution them. Their munched conversation below...

11-Year Old Maid Who Murdered Boss' Son Arraigned

An 11-year-old house help, who allegedly killed a five-year-old boy by stabbing and strangulation, appeared on Friday, in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The accused was brought before the court on a charge for murder. Her plea was not taken.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Ipaye-Nwachukwu ordered that the accused be taken to Girl’s Correctional Home in Idi Araba.

Earlier, Inspector Chinalu Uwadione told the court that the accused had committed the offence on March 10, at 6.30 pm, at Plot 702, Road 255, Abule-Ado, Festac.

Russia To Expel 23 UK Diplomats In Spy Row

Russia is to expel 23 British diplomats amid tensions over the nerve agent attack on a former spy and his daughter in the UK. The Russian foreign ministry said staff from the UK's Moscow embassy would be expelled within a week.

It also said it would close the British Council in Russia, which promotes cultural ties between the nations, and the British Consulate in St Petersburg. The move comes in response to Britain's decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats.

They were ordered to leave over the incident on 4 March which the UK government has blamed on Russia - but which Russia denies.

The UK Foreign Office said in a statement that it had "anticipated a response of this kind" from Russia and the National Security Council would meet early next week to consider its next steps.

South Africa: Jacob Zuma Faces Corruption Trial

South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma is to face prosecution for 16 charges of corruption relating to a multi-billion-dollar arms deal.

The case centres on a 30bn rand ($2.5bn; £1.7bn) deal to modernise the country's defence in the late 1990s.

The charges - which Mr Zuma denies - include counts of fraud, racketeering and money laundering.

Mr Zuma, 75, was forced to resign as president last month by his party, the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

Queen Approves Prince Harry & Meghan's Wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding is barely two months away and Queen Elizabeth has officially given the couple her blessing.

As fifth (soon to be sixth!) in line to the throne, Harry must obtain formal permission from the monarch (a.k.a. his grandmother) to marry under the Succession to the Crown Act. That permission was formally granted on Thursday via a letter from Buckingham Palace. Though the letter is formal, the Queen couldn’t resist dropping a few sweet words about her “dearly beloved” grandson — while also using the given names for both Harry and Meghan.

“My Lords, I declare My Consent to a Contract of Matrimony between My Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle, which Consent I am causing to be signified under the Great Seal and to be entered in the Books of the Privy Council.”

Ex-Beauty Queen Announces She Is Celibate

Ex-beauty Queen, Onyinye Ilechukwu has come on social media to announce she has gone celibate. Onyinye who is popularly referred to as Queen Somma, simple said she went celibate because Nigerian men can't do it.

'I have decided to remain celibate, since all the Nigerian 🇳🇬guys I have met can’t do it...,' she wrote.

Melaye Rejects Appeal Court Judgement Over Recall, Heads For Supreme Court

The senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has rejected the judgement of an Appeal Court on his recall process by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Senator Melaye, who faulted the judgement on Friday hours after it was delivered, vowed to appeal the ruling in the Supreme Court.

Following series of legal tussles between the lawmaker and the electoral body, the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal cleared the coast for INEC on Friday to continue with the recall process of Senator Melaye.

Ondo To ALSO Introduce Land Use Charge

The Ondo state government has chosen to follow closely the footsteps of Lagos State, by reviewing its land use charge in the state.

The state said there would be an amnesty for those who have not been paying, but implementation would commence as soon as inputs were received from those concerned.

The Lagos State government has been at loggerheads with residents over an increase in land use charges in the state. After several protests and marches, the Akinwumi Ambode-led government soft-pedalled and reduced the charges. However, activists insist only a reversal would suffice.

The Ondo State Government is however, treading with caution, choosing to hold meetings with property owners before introducing the new law.

50-Year Old Man Rapes Toddler To DEATH In Katsina

Wonders shall never end they say as a Caretaker, 50-year-old man lands in prison custody for raping his neighbors three years old daughter to death in Katsina State.

The incident was said to have happened in Funtua local government area of the state when Sani allegedly lured the victim to a nearby uncompleted building, closed her mouth and raped her.

The victim’s father, Ibrahim Abdullahi of Jabiri Quarters, Funtua, reported the incident at Central Police Station, Funtua on 12, October, 2017, leading to Sani’s arrest. Sani and the victim’s parents are residing in the same house in Funtua.

Friday, March 16, 2018

I Also Wept Over Benue- Pastor E.A Adeboye

The General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has called for a halt to the mindless killings in Benue state and parts of the country.

The cleric spoke Friday, when he in the company of his wife visited Benue to console and pray for the government and people of the state over the killings by suspected herdsmen in the state.

Addressing the gathering before going into prayers, Pastor Adeboye explained that he did not visit the state much earlier before the President visited so as not to leave room for suspicion in the minds of politicians.

He said, “Benue state is very very close to my heart, I had felt every pain you people felt and I wept when I saw you weeping. But of course no man of God will see a mass burial anywhere and not feel the pains of the people affected.

Teacher Arrested While Writing JAMB For Brother

As the conduct of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, inches towards end on Saturday, a primary school teacher, Timothy Samson, has been arrested while impersonating his brother.

Mr Samuel Timothy, a 30 year old teacher, was picked up after the Eagle eyes of security personnel from the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, and some personnel of JAMB detected that he was not a candidate of the examination he was writing at the Air Mass Computer Institute, in Madalla, Niger State.

He was said to have sneaked into the examination hall to write for his younger brother, Samson Samuel, said to be indisposed following a sudden sickness.

Wahala! Man Who Donated SUV To Church Tells Pastor I Want It Back Because Your Prophecy Didn't Come To Pass

The police in Bayelsa State, on Wednesday, arraigned a pastor before a magistrate in Yenagoa for allegedly obtaining an SUV under false pretence from a churchgoer.

Kingsley Abiekunogho, said to be an apostle and founder of God Is Able Mega Fire Ministry, at Opolo, Yenagoa, is accused of tricking one Jones Seiyefa to hand over to him, a Toyota SUV and N20, 000 in exchange for “spiritual breakthrough”.

During a church programme at God Is Able Mega Fire Ministry, in September 2017, a visiting pastor was said to have called out Mr. Seiyefa from the congregation and prodded him to donate his car and the money to the accused, with the assurance that God had wonderful gift for him.

800 APC Members Defect To PDP In Kwara

No fewer than 800 members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara have defected  to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Vanguard reports.

Mr  Iyiola Oyedepo, the  Chairman of the PDP  in the state, received the defectors in Ilorin  today during the visit of  executive members of the party in the North Central Zone.

Dr Hanafi Alabere, who led the defectors from  Alanamu Ward in Ilorin West Local Government Area, said they were fed up with the APC.

Oyedepo, in his remarks,  told the visiting zonal executives that no notable member of the party had  defected to the APC since 2015. He described the defection of  Alabere and his  colleagues  as a pointer to the popularity of the PDP in the state.

Frustration Drove Me To Kill Ogun Pupils – 'Madman'

The suspected madman, Lekan Adebisi, who killed two pupils of St. John’s Anglican Primary School, Agodo, Ogun Waterside Local Government Area, Ogun State, has blamed his action on ‘frustration.’

Adebisi attacked and killed Mubarak Kalesowo and Sunday Obituyi on the school premises on Monday. Both pupils were said to be on lunch break when the suspect struck.

The suspected murderer was eventually apprehended on Wednesday in the bush through the combined efforts of a team of policemen assigned to the Ogbere Area Command led by Makinde Kayode, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, and some local hunters.

Shocking! 'Boko Haram' Terrorists Kidnaps 8 In Oyo

Some people suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists, yesterday, blocked a bus plying Igboho-Igbeti Road and reportedly abducted eight passengers from the bus.

According to a source, the armed men were said to have emerged from a bush at Old Oyo National Park, blocked the bus, ordered the passengers to alight and board another vehicle they parked by the roadside.

Before forcing the victims into the waiting bus, the armed bandits reportedly held them hostage in the bush for some minutes before they drove away with them.