Police recover body of boy burnt to death for stealing garri in Lagos

The boy pictured above is said to have attempted stealing garri and was caught in the process.

Muslim cleric stabs Lagos landlord to death

An Islamic cleric, Alfa Ganiyu Umaru, is being detained by the police for allegedly killing his landlord in a one-storeyed building in Agbotikuyo bus stop, Ipaja, Lagos State.

Bishop Sam Zuga shocks members, turns cold water to hot water

Bishop Dr. Sam Zuga allegedly turned cold water into hot water in Onica LGA of Ebonyi State, after saying a word of prayers on some buckets of the said cold water.

ASUU ends strike som

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday confirmed that it had ended its one week nationwide warning strike over the non-implementation of its 2009 agreement with the Federal Government.

There will be no famine, hunger in Nigeria – Ogbeh

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal Government has put necessary measures in place to forestall hunger and famine in the country.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Oshoala, Oparanozie make All-Star team

                               Asisat Oshoala

Asisat Oshoala is one of five Super Falcons players named in the  CAF All-Star team at  the Cameroon 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations.

Arsenal Ladies Oshoala emerged as the tournament’s highest scorer with six goals.

Super Falcos are the best if Africa - Ngachu

                                Super Falcons

Cameroon coach Enow Ngachu on Sunday  conceded that Nigeria were superior in Saturday’s African Women’s Cup of Nations final at the  Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde.

The Super Falcons won the encounter 1-0 courtesy of France-based forward Desire Oparanozie’s late strike to rule the elite women’s tournament for the eighth time (1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2016).

Fraudsters hack email, defraud estate agent of N4m

                               The suspects

Three suspected Internet fraudsters have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defrauding an estate agent of about N4m.

NIGERIAN TABLOID learnt that the suspects– Olisa Oyegbuka, 28; Ifeannacho Kingsley, 27; and Ujumwa Aniemena, 33–had allegedly hacked into the email of an unnamed client of the estate agent.

They allegedly sent a message from the email to the agent, demanding the transfer of funds kept for the client by the estate agent into some accounts.

Passenger kills okada rider, flees with motorcycle

                           Iyana Iyesi motorcycle park; Muhammed (inset)

A 20-year-old suspected murderer, Abdulrahman Muhammed, has thrown the family of a commercial motorcyclist, Owechu Odeje, into mourning after he allegedly slit the okada rider’s throat.

Twenty-five-year-old Owechu operated under the aegis of the Articulate Motorcyclists Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria, Iyana Iyesi branch, in the Ado- Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

NDLEA nabs man trying to export cannabis to China in garri, bitter leaf

Less than two weeks after a Nigerian, 38-year-old Chijioke Obioha, was executed in Singapore for smuggling 2.6kgs of cannabis into the country, another 38-year-old man, Augustine Uchenna, has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Lagos for trying to smuggle 10.2kg of cannabis to China, another country that punishes drug importation with death.

NDLEA spokesperson, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, said Uchenna, a safety equipment trader in Lagos, was nabbed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport during the outward screening of passengers on an Ethiopian Airline flight to China.

Victorious Falcons wins eighth African title

Nigeria have won their 8th African title after beating hosts, Cameroon, 1-0 in the final of the 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations.

Desire Oparanozie scored the only goal of the match in the 85th minute to hand Nigeria their third win against the Indomitable Lionesses in the competition.

Details later…

Friday, 2 December 2016

Eben, Steve Crown dazzles in MOADA 2016

By Ekre Chris, Lagos

MOADA is a yearly program organized by Zion World Christian Center every year as one the yearly program of the church.

The founder and General Overseer of the ministry, Pastor Jude Osobase, who has the vision to organize the program said in his opening speech that it does not matter if the year was coming to an end, for God is still in the business of answering someone for now is the set time.

“It may seem all hope is lost. It may be that the year is ending, but the bible says in Psalm 102:13 that God shall arise and have mercy on Zion… for now is that set time”.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Nigerian footballer, Victor Moses named the PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Month for November

Victor Moses has been named the PFA Fan's Premiere League Player of the month for November.

The 25-year-old Nigerian winger for Chelsea Football Club has excelled for the Blues in their seven-game winning streak and capped off an excellent November by scoring the winning goal against Tottenham on Saturday.

He was named Man of the Match afterwards having received the same accolade at Middlesbrough a week earlier. The award is voted for by fans on the Sky Sports website with Moses emerging victorious from a shortlist of six selected by an expert panel.

Benue man hacks motorcyclist to death in Edo State, blames it on poverty

20-year-old Cephas Abbas from Benue State has been arrested by the police in Edo State for allegedly hacking a motorcyclist identified as Aniete Okon to death in the Ovia South-West Local Government Area of the state.

In a bid to steal the victim's motorcycle, the suspect, a rubber tapper had asked Okon to give him a ride to Benin City on November 3.

On their way, he told the deceased victim to make a stopover on the way near a rubber plantation. Abbas picked a cutlass and hacked Okon to death before fleeing on the motorcycle.

Pres Buhari to present 2017 budget to National Assembly members next week

President Buhari will sometime next week present the 2017 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly.

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, disclosed this yesterday after the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja yesterday November 30th.

"The budget has been approved by the Federal Executive Council and the details of course will be revealed when the President presents the budget to the National Assembly.