Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria’

FIFA bans Maradona from live matches

FIFA strips Maradona off?ambassador role for giving Nigerian fans the ?Middle Finger?Reports have it that football legend Diego Maradona might not watch France versus Argentina live at the stadium on Saturday.

The football governing body FIFA has removed Maradona as an ambassador for FIFA.

He will no longer be paid over his poor conduct during the Argentina and Nigeria match.

Maradona had celebrated Argentine’s second goal by raising his middle finger at fans who were trolling him when the score was at 1-1 draw.

FIFA had considered his behaviour embarrassing and hence will no longer be entitled to the fee he do receives from the world soccer governing body for bringing the spotlight to any world cup match he witnessed live.

He has also been urged to be of good behaviour in the remaining games he’s going to watch at the world cup if he is to avoid a possible stadium ban.

Why president Buhari changed June 12 to Democracy Day

Breaking: President Buhari officially changes Democracy Day to June 12 in honour of MKO Abiola, confers GCFR on Abiola!President Buhari has declared June 12th as the new date for the celebration of Nigeria’s Democracy Day. President Buhari announced this on twitter this evening. He said the change in date is to honor late MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

The president also said Abiola would be awarded with the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) title posthumously.

Breaking: President Buhari officially changes Democracy Day to June 12 in honour of MKO Abiola, confers GCFR on Abiola!

Star Actress, Sikiratu Sindodo takes say no to drug abuse crusade to primary school

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Nollywood Star actress, Tayo Odueke who is popularly known as Sikiratu Sindodo @officialsindodotayo has kicked off crusade in going to primary schools to campaign say no to drugs .

While addressing some little kids at a notable school she revealed that there have been increase in the use of drugs amongst our youths.

“We are all aware of the daily increase of illegal use of drugs amongst our Teens and Youths. Drugs like Codeine, Tramadol, Morphine,Rephnol, Marijuana and the likes drugs that we take for granted,these drugs are not found on the street alone,they are majorly found in our homes.
The increase is alarming and heartbreaking, do we wait till every household has a victim of these deadly habits, and then we start begging the Government for rehabilitation we surely have bigger problems that we want the Government to do.
Instead of focusing on the old, A JUST SAY NO AWARENESS CAMPAIGN is to raise and increase awareness against drug abuse amongst teens and youths,to encourage them to understand the positive aspects of not doing drugs, encourage them to leave a drug free life as they are unaware of the long-term effects and damage caused by these drugs………. Let’s use our voices,its loud ,we can do it,lets help our teens and Youth to JUST SAY NO to these dangerous habits that influences them into these life wrecking habit.
Please join me in this movement,
Lets save our children,lets cut this stem now,before it becomes a tree, we are the government ,its all our social responsibility,i can’t do it all alone. Let us fight this cause together” , Sindodo said.

Trending: Davido pays back Sauce Kid, signs him under his DMW Label months after his release from a US prison

Image result for sauce kidDavid Adeleke has paid Sauce Kid back in good coin. Sauce Kid years back before he had problem with U S Federal prison authority had helped Davido to hit the lime light through the song both did together, Carolina.

O B O crooner, Davido has signed US based Nigerian rapper, Babalola Falemi, aka Sauce Kid or Sinzu, under his DMW label.

The rapper who once collaborated with Davido on a hit song ‘Carolina’, was released from a US Federal prison in March 2018 after serving a two year jail term for stealing $15,388 using stolen credit card numbers.

Developing story:

Related imageDeveloping story about Senator Dino Melaye has it that police are laying seige outside his Abuja home.

The embattled Senator Dino Melaye therefore has announced plans to surrender himself to the police later today. He made his plans known in a post he shared on his Facebook page this morning.

”I will make myself available to the police today. My resolve to speak the truth and defend the poor masses of NIGERIA is Total. We shall overcome!!!” he wrote

It would be recalled that Dino was stopped from traveling out of the country yesterday. He was on his way to Morocco for an official assignment when he was withheld by the police and Immigration officers.Dino Melaye to surrender himself to police today

He was later released and allowed to go home. Hours later, the police stormed his home and laid seige around it. Dino says there are plans to kill him for speaking the truth to government.

Death: How ThankGod Okoro was killed in South Africa

Another Nigerian,?ThankGod Okoro killed in South AfricaReports have it that Nigerian community in South Africa has again been thrown into mourning, following the latest extra-judicial killing of a Nigerian in the country.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the killing of 30-year old ThankGod Okoro from Ogbaku in the Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, is the latest in what has been described as recurring pre-meditated murders of young Nigerians in South Africa.

Records show that no fewer than 117 Nigerians have been killed in South Africa since February, 2016.  Unofficial estimates put the number of Nigerians residing in South Africa at about 800,000 majority of whom are young people. The Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Habib Miller, who is based in Pretoria, confirmed the killing of Okoro saying he was allegedly shot in the head by a South African police officer.  “The union is not happy with the latest murder of ThankGod Okoro on April 9 by a member of the South African Police Flying Squad at Hamburg, Florida West Rand in Johannesburg.

“The officer, who shot Okoro claimed that the young man attempted to stab him during a stop-and-search operation. Miller said that the Acting President of the Nigeria Union, Mr Joshua Ogade, and the head of the union’s legal team, Mr Omoreige Ogboro, had visited the area Okoro was killed to gather information on the incident.  “Our team has gone to the Florida Police Station to ensure that due process is followed in an attempt to seek justice on the killing. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has been notified of the killing of Mr Okoro,”  Miller said that the police in Florida State had commenced investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the killing of the Nigerian.

The spokesman said, however, that the union learnt from investigators that the trigger-happy police officer had boasted few weeks before the incident that he would kill Okoro.  He pleaded with the South African authorities to wade into the matter to discourage wanton killing of Nigerians by policemen in the former apartheid enclave.  “Anyone suspected or found on the wrong side of the law should be arrested and tried at the appropriate court rather than killing Nigerians extra-judiciously,” he said.

Crime: Drug baron fingers in Offa bank robberies sponsor

Image result for offa robberyOffa robbery incident has entered another phase according to information at our disposal.

It was revealed yesterday that Police named a 29-year-old alleged drug baron as one of the brains behind the April 5 bank robberies in Offa, Kwara State.

Adegoke Shogo, described as a mega distributor of Indian hemp, allegedly provided part of the logistics used during the operation that claimed at least 17 lives, including those of nine policemen.

Twelve more suspects, including Shogo, have been arrested by the police in connection with the robberies, Force Headquarters spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, told reporters in Abuja.

This brings to 20 the number of people so far arrested over the operation.

The police said Adegoke Shogo sponsored the attacks with “misplaced expectations of expanding his criminal and social profile.”

Among the suspects is 18-year-old Aminu Ibrahim.

He was picked up in Ilorin, the state capital.

Other suspects in the second set of arrests are Kayode Opadokun (35); Kazeem Abdulrasheed (36); Azeez Abdullahi (27); Alexander Reuben (39); Jimoh Isa (28); Azeez Salawudeen (20); Adewale Popoola (22); Adetoyese Muftau (23); Aminu Ibrahim (18); Richard Buba Terry (23) and Peter Jaba Kuunfa (25).

One of the suspects, Alexander Reuben, the police said, confessed to having been sentenced to a jail term for armed robbery and possession of weapons, including a General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG).

He was arrested in Lagos.

Moshood said of him: “Alexander is a veteran bank robber, and he was taken to court over the use and possession of various weapons including a GPMG and a military rocket launcher in 2015, but under circumstances that we have decided to painstakingly investigate, he left prison custody in 2017.

“We need to investigate whether the courts released him on bail or something else happened. We work with the judiciary, but we want the mass media to monitor criminal cases in the court the way they monitor suspects being paraded.”

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