Sunday, June 30, 2019

Nigerian University Recalls 40 Students Expelled In 'Error'

Federal University, Dutse

The Federal University, Dutse (FUD), Jigawa State, has recalled 40 out of 485 students it rusticated in the last academic session over poor performance and other sundry offences.

The university’s deputy vice-chancellor, academics, Abdulkarim Sabo, told PREMIUM TIMES how the expelled students were recalled “after the school went through their records” and discovered they were axed in error.

The university also graduated 558 students from different faculties; 14 of them made first-class degrees.

This newspaper reported how the 485 students were expelled.

After their expulsion, the university called on the affected students to submit their complaints.

The school on Thursday said it has now reinstated those dismissed “based on error or omission”.

“With the kind of technological innovation the university is fast adopting, the previous mistake would no longer be entertained in the school,” the professor said.

He added that the school has a modern method of teaching that makes teaching and interaction with students easier.

“The university has introduced free online teaching, because virtually every student has a smartphone which makes things easier for them. Teachers can upload their notes and students can be alerted on any assignment, and submitting assignment and marking are done online.

“Also the university has introduced a software for checking plagiarism to check the genuineness of publications from the university,” the official said.

Earlier, the university’s vice chancellor, Fatima Batul-Muktar, in the school’s fourth convocation press conference said 558 students have graduated with degrees in different disciplines.

She said 14 students made first class, 222 students obtained second class upper division, 222 students obtained second class lower division while 70 got third class.

DMW Singer, Mayorkun Survives Accident


Nigerian singer, songwriter and pianist, Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, known professionally as Mayorkun, shared a tweet early this morning about how he got involved in an accident.

The ”Posh” crooner, has since thanked God for surviving the accident. Mayorkun was discovered on Twitter by Davido when he posted a cover of one of Davido’s “The Money” featuring Olamide. He was later signed to Davido’s DMW in 2016 and released his first single called “Eleko”.

UK Detectives Storm Nigeria Over Probe Of Diezani

Diezani Alison-Madueke

Detectives from the UK are currently in Nigeria to gather more evidence in the probe of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, who has been standing trial on allegations bordering money laundering.

According to The Nation, the detectives, who met with officials the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have been in the country for a week in what appeared a final lap of the investigation.

“It is a major case the National Crime Agency (NCA) in the UK has been collaborating with the EFCC to probe,” the newspaper quoted a source as saying.

“A few weeks ago, EFCC Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, was also in London to compare notes with similar agencies on this case. You will recall that Magu in November 2018 made it clear that Nigeria was tired of waiting for the trial of Diezani by the UK.

“But after the initial issues between EFCC and UK agencies, there were talks which revealed that those at the London end were making painstaking investigations.

“After Magu’s visit to London, the investigation of Diezani assumed enhanced dimension because some grey areas were cleared.

“The coming of the detectives from London was meant to fill some gaps, get additional evidence and crosscheck a few findings on their part.”

The source added that the mutual assistance in criminal matters bill, 2019, signed into law recently by President Muhammadu Buhari, might help in confiscating Diezani’s assets at home and abroad.

“The new law will certainly assist the EFCC and other security agencies in bringing some of these looters to justice,” the source said, adding that the law will hasten EFCC’s action on Diezani and suspicious assets traced to her.

In November, the EFCC had started a process to extradite the former minister, and the following month, the international police issued an arrest warrant for her following a request by the federal government.

Protesters Storm COZA Over Rape Allegation Against Pastor Fatoyinbo (Photos)

One of the protesters carrying a placard

Nigerians protesting the allegations of rape levelled against Abiodun Fatoyinbo, founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, stormed the church on Sunday.

Some of the protesters carried placards which read, ‘Your pastor is not your God’, ‘Say No To Rape, Say No to Sexual Predators, I Hate Rape, #ChurchMeToo’, ‘God Can Forgive You Behind Bars #ChurchToo’ among others.

Mrs. Busola Dakolo, the wife of popular musician, Timi Dakolo, had on Friday accused Fatoyinbo of raping her several years ago.

Fatoyinbo on Friday debunked the claims and threatened legal action.

See photos:

Masked DSS Officials, Police, Army, NSCDC Surround COZA

Security agents manhamdling a protester

Operatives of the Department of State Services wearing hooded masks, the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Police Force and officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have surrounded the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly in Guzape, Abuja, The PUNCH can report.

Our correspondent, who is currently at the scene, observed at least 50 security operatives with patrol vehicles on either side of the road on Nasir el-Rufai crescent where the church is located.

The PUNCH reports that although security officials are usually deployed in the church every Sunday, the number of operatives today is higher than usual.

The deployment of security operatives may not be unconnected with threats by several rights groups to protest at the church following allegations of rape levelled against COZA senior pastor, Abiodun Fatoyinbo.

Mrs. Busola Dakolo, the wife of popular musician, Timi Dakolo, had on Friday accused Fatoyinbo of raping her 20 years ago.

The allegation caused a storm over the weekend with groups calling for the arrest of Fatoyinbo while some of his supporters have stayed by his side.

The COZA founder has, however, denied all the allegations levelled against him.

Traditional Chief, Boy Arrested For Using Girl For Rituals In Delta

The Delta State Police Command has arrested a traditional chief in Abraka for allegedly using an I8-year-old girl for rituals. Also in the police net is the girl’s boyfriend, who sold her to the chief.

It was gathered that on June 18, a bag containing the body of a teenage girl of about 18, was found in a heap of dust bin in Abraka.

The community raised the alarm and invited the police and on inspection of the body, the police discovered obvious marks of violence on the deceased’s neck.

The discovery according to the police, implied that she was killed by unknown persons.

During investigation, the police discovered that the deceased male friend, Henry Ikechukwu, 32, who was last seen with her on June 17, had been on the run since the incident and the police tracked him to where he was arrested on June 28.

Delta State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya said: “On interrogation, Ikechukwu confessed to have invited the deceased for an outing on June 17 , from where he lured her and handed her over to a prominent chief in Abraka community, who gave him the assignment to get the deceased for him.

“The said chief has also been arrested and the two suspects are presently in police custody pending investigation. They will soon appear in court immediately after the completion of the ongoing police investigation.

“The state Commissioner of Police Adeyinka Adeleke, has ordered that the case should be charged to the court soon. The CP has equally warned young people to always be conscious of those they visit, where they visit and inform people of their whereabouts at any point in time.”

Rape Allegation: Fatoyinbo's Supporters Hold Counter-protest At COZA

Abiodun Fatoyinbo

A group of men engaged in a counter-protest against members of the #ChurchToo Movement who participated in a demonstration at Commonwealth of Zion Assembly over rape allegation levelled against the church’s founder, Abiodun Fatoyinbo.

Members of #ChurchToo were blocked by a human barricade of COZA members who linked arms about 150 metres from the church auditorium in Guzape, Abuja.

Aside from the linked protocol officers of the church, there were scores of agents of the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Services.

About an hour into the protest by #ChurchToo, the pro-Fatoyinbo group emerged with handwritten placards that read ‘We love Pastor Fatoyinbo’ and ‘Biodun is a great man,’ among others.

The members, who were said to be labourers working near the church, were allegedly paid N10,000 each by an unidentified church member.

Our correspondent observed that some of them accepted N500 each from a #ChurchToo protester to surrender their placards.

Nigeria Vs Madagascar: Gernot Rohr Releases Strong XI For 2019 AFCON

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, has rested several players against Madagascar.

The German now set his eyes on the round of 16 clash against the third-placed team in Group A/C/D or the runner up in Group F next weekend.

Rohr only kept six players that started against Guinea on Wednesday in the starting line-up.

Captain John Obi Mikel who started the Africa Cup of Nations opener vs Burundi on June 22 returned to the lineup.

Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi who started the first two AFCON games has been given a rest and Ikechukwu Ezenwa is his replacement in goal.

With fullbacks Abdullahi Shehu and Jamilu Collins unavailable due to fitness concerns, Ola Aina and Chidozie Awaziem as full backs.

Troost-Ekong replaces Kenneth Omeruo and the Udinese star is partnered by Leon Balogun in central defence.

John Ogu will pair Oghenekaro Etebo in the midfield while Alex Iwobi sits on the bench.

Odion Ighalo leads the attack and the former Watford striker is flanked by Samuel Kalu and Ahmed Musa.

Super Eagles Starting XI : Ezenwa; Aina, Balogun, Ekong, Awaziem; Ogu, Etebo, Mikel; Kalu, Ighalo, Musa.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Dangote Truck Falls Inside Lagos Canal (Photos)

The truck fell into the canal

A Dangote Cement truck has fallen into a canal at Iba Ojo road Lagos State, according to a report by TheNation.

A Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps (LNSC) personnel who witnessed the incident said the driver was on high speed.

Details Shortly…

Mali's Adama Niane Kicked Out Of AFCON 2019

Adama Niane

Mali has expelled striker Adama Niane from their squad for indiscipline, the third player to be turfed out by his team at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

“Adama Niane was excluded from the Eagles group for non-respect,” said the team’s media officer Ibrahim Coulibaly.

Reports said the 26-year-old Belgium-based player had slapped a teammate in an altercation over queuing.

The decision came on the eve of Friday’s Group E match against Tunisia in Suez.

Earlier, Burundi had sent home 32-year-old midfielder Selemani Ndikumana for ill-discipline before their first game without offering any further details.

On Wednesday Egypt sent Amr Warda packing for what the Egypt Football Association described as “disciplinary reasons”.

Warda, who plays for Greek club Atromitos on loan from PAOK, has been widely accused of trolling women on social media.

He has been the subject of a previous complaint, filed with Egypt’s Attorney General, of harassing a fashion model on Instagram.

Warda has since posted a video on Facebook in which he apologised.

He apologised to his family, his teammates, to the EFA and to “anyone who is upset at me or anyone I have upset” as his teammates rallied around him.

Among them was Mohamed Salah who said: “Women must be treated with the utmost respect.

“But I also believe that many who make mistakes can change for the better and shouldn’t be sent straight to the guillotine, which is the easiest way out.

“We need to believe in second chances… we need to guide and educate. Shunning is not the answer.”


Church Of Satan Reacts After Rapper, MI Said Pastor Fatoyinbo Is A 'Man Of Satan' Not A 'Man Of God'

MI Abaga

Following the r*pe allegations recently made by Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, many Nigerians have taken to social media to blast the man of God.

One of those who attacked the pastor is popular rapper, MI. Tweeting about the matter, MI had written: "If a so called Man of God decides to rape Gods children!!! He must be called what he actually is.. a man of Satan!!!!"

However, when the The Church of Satan on Twitter saw MI's tweet, they reacted to his comment.

They wrote: "However it’s exclusively men who consider themselves “of God” who try to blame a supernatural enemy for their disgusting actions, and the church covers for them, allowing them to do it time and time again.

"Imaginary friends and enemies get us no where."

Wale Jana Blasts Timi Dakolo And His Wife For Exposing COZA Pastor

Wale Jana

Nigerian businessman, Wale Jana who is very close friend of Pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo of COZA, alleged to have raped Busola Dakolo, the wife of musician, Timi Dakolo has come out in defence of the pastor.

Wale disagreed with the Dakolos and claims women tend to get world emotional in order to score cheap points.

According to him, the accusation is a form of a publicity stunt by Timi Dakolo to sell his upcoming records and affirmed they are always involved in conspiracy.

Read what he said:

I just watched @busoladakolo video I know the world gets emotional the moment a woman mentions that she was raped but if you will take a minute to think objectively; the oldest way a woman can try to destroy a man is to accuse him of rape. Any man is guilty of this offence in the eyes of the public until otherwise and if she has a little social status like the wife of a struggling musician like @timidakolo it makes it look credible.

Why is she doing this? Timi and wife are a pawn in a conspiracy and also because it will help him sell some records which he desperately needs to sell, they will also trend for a while, she has already opened an online platform to cash in on the drama just like @esewalter and then its over!

I am a proud COZA member and @biodunfatoyinbo is my father and he has been a blessing to millions of people all over the world. This time there will be no silence and since you want war, you will have it. If @biodunfatoyinbo has been a blessing to you, its time to speak up, don’t keep quiet!

@timidakolo and @busoladakolo are not saints, she was a choir member and Timi was a choir leader in church when she got pregnant with her first baby, Timi denied that they weren’t having an affair and then she got pregnant the second time and that was when the church forced them to get married.

This chorister was sleeping with her choir master and was a baby mama with two kids before they got married. These are morally bankrupt people and all that talk in the video will not hold water under cross examination.

Another thing that bothers me is why all the people troubling the body of christ @daddyfreeze @timidakolo @busoladakolo @chudeity all attend a particular church

Timi and Busola have a LOT of skeletons and they both live in glass houses and they are busy throwing stones. Its time to shatter this house of cards these people have built, its time to deal with cyber bullying and vague social media allegations and this couple will be the scape goats."

Ambode's Ex-Aide Robbed In Lagos Traffic

Okoro's vandalised car

An aide to former Lagos State governor, Ekene Okoro on Wednesday night fell victim of some traffic robbers on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.

Okoro, who served as a press officer in the office of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s Chief Press Secretary, said he was robbed around Cele Bus Stop on his way to his Ago Palace home at about 9:35pm.

The hoodlums took away his wristwatch, handsets, and cash.

Okoro, who described the experience as “traumatizing” said the hoodlums descended on other motorists after finishing with him.

“Done with me, they ordered me to move. At this point, I felt they wanted to use me as a bait to raid other vehicles behind.

“As soon as I saw that they were distracted with their next victim, I zoomed off. The first thought was to run far away from the scene, second thought was to head back to my car and zoom off.

“I listened to the second thought. I sneaked back to my car, approaching from the front and hoped to jump in and zoom off. Alas! they had taken my key as collateral damage,” Okoro said.

Speaking with The Nation after retrieving his line at MTN office, Okoro said the person on the desk told him that he was the fourth person that came to retrieve his line yesterday.

“Do you know what? All of us were robbed around that place. I hope our security agencies will focus on that area,” Okoro added.

Senegalese Player, Krepin Diatta Cries As He Is Mocked For 'Being Ugly'

Krepin Diatta

Senegalese player, Krepin Diatta who earlier showed off his gorgeous white girlfriend.

The football is currently not happy after several fans mocked him for his alleged ugly facial look. His team lost yesterday by a lone goal to Algeria although the player had a good game on the pitch.

He wrote;

"I am very sad to see some African brothers making fun of me. I work for our beautiful and dear African continent and what I receive in return are only insults, mockery of my brothers.

This is too bad of you and racism comes from there. I need your encouragement and not your insults. Thank you to everyone who supports me. Only God makes my strength and I am proud of my physical person.

Your mockery won't change anything in my life. But one thing is for sure, we are all african.".

Buhari's Aide Supports Busola Dakolo Allegedly R*ped By Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo

Abike Dabiri

Abike Dabiri, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora and the Chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission has charged women to 'rise up and demand justice' following Busola Dakolo's bombshell interview about her sexual assault encounter with Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of COZA.

The presidential aide made this known while reacting to the rape allegation on Twitter.

According to Abike who is a former member of the Nigeria Federal House of Representatives, 'We all, as women, must rise up and demand justice. I sponsored the violence against persons bill which prescribes life imprisonment for rape! Busola, you’ve got my back'.

BREAKING News: COZA Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo Finally Breaks Silence

Pastor Biodun

The pastor in charge of Common Wealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo has reacted to reports that he raped Busola Dakolo, wife of Nigerian musician, Timi Dakolo.

In a statement he released online, the pastor denied ever raping the woman.

"I have NEVER RAPED before, not even as an unbeliever!" the man of God summarized.

Read the statement below:

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Lagos debunks reintroduction of monthly environmental sanitation

The Lagos State Government has asked residents of the state to ignore rumours that it had reintroduced the monthly environmental sanitation and vehicular restriction.

The state government had on November 23, 2016 cancelled the exercise, which used to hold every last Saturday of the month between 7 am and 10 am.

The then Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration had said it was no longer appropriate to restrict the movement of people for three hours in a “mega city like Lagos at a time they should be pursuing commercial and entrepreneurial activities.”

However, there had been rumours, especially on the social media, that the monthly exercise had been reintroduced, starting on the last Saturday of June, by the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration.

But in a statement on Tuesday signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mr Biodun Bamgboye, the state government said no environmental sanitation would take place on the last Saturday of June or any other month until otherwise decided.

Therefore, he said there was no basis for the apprehension by some people.

Bamgboye said one of the “proactive” measures undertaken by Sanwo-Olu was to sign an executive order on zero tolerance for indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the state.

The permanent secretary explained that the governor’s stand on the issue was that if there was indeed a need to reintroduce the exercise, it would be based on the support of the majority of the residents.

Bamgboye added that “the governor is not unmindful of the status of the state as the commercial nerve centre of the nation and will ensure that the general public is duly notified if and when a decision is taken on the reintroduction of the exercise.”

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

AFCON 2019: Another Player Sent Home From Egypt

Amr Warda

Hosts, Egypt have sent midfielder Amr Warda home from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations for disciplinary reasons.

The decision to remove Warda, who plays for Greek club PAOK, was announced on the day Egypt play DR Congo.

The Egypt Football Federation said he was withdrawn “to maintain discipline, commitment and concentration”.

It is understood that Warda’s social media conversations with several women have been leaked onto the Internet, after the Pharoahs’ 1-0 win over Zimbabwe in the tournament’s opening game.

The 25-year-old only appeared as a substitute in that match on Friday.

“The head of the Egyptian Football Federation, Hani Abu Reda, has decided to dismiss Amr Warda from the team’s camp after consulting with the team’s technical and administrative staff,” read a statement by the Egypt Football Federation on Twitter.

He is the second player to be sent home from the AFCON following Burundi forward Selemani Yamini Ndikumana.

70-year-old Man Caught Defiling 5-year-old Girl Inside A Bush In Imo (Photos)

The victim

Security operatives in Mbaise area of Imo state have arrested a 70-year-old Pa John for allegedly defiling a five year old girl in Mbaise on June 14th.

Activitist and leader of Behind Bars Initiative, Prince Emefiena Gwamnishu, who shared the story online, revealed that the accused was caught inside the bush having intercourse with the little girl.

"A palmwine tapper caught the old man lying on the girl inside the bush. The old man pleaded with the palmwine tapper not to tell anyone. After the incident, he fled to Abia state to hide. When we got the infirmation, I went with my team to Mbaise to see the chiefs and we mapped out a plan to get him arrested. He was told that my NGO was in the community to see how the matter can be settled without involving the police. He fell for it and came in yesterday June 25th. He was arrested immediately and will be charged to court tomorrow, June 27th''. Harrison said.

Harrison said the suspect is currently in custody at the Divisional Police station in Mbaise, Imo state.

Neymar Gives PSG Deadline To Approve Barcelona Move

Neymar Jr

Neymar Jr has issued Paris Saint-Germain an ultimatum in an attempt to force through a move to Barcelona, Mundo reports.

The Brazilian forward has been desirous of moving back to the Nou Camp two years after he left in a stunning £198million transfer.

He has told PSG to honour his wish by setting them a deadline of July 8 to get a deal done, or he will walk out.

It is understood that Neymar is so desperate that he is willing to take a 50 per cent pay cut in order to facilitate the transfer.

When he joined PSG, Neymar was handed a yearly net salary of €36million (£32m) which represented a huge €14m (£12.5m) increase on what he earned at Barcelona.

It was reported that the 27-year-old had verbally accepted Barcelona’s offer “without hesitation” and is now waiting on the Ligue 1 champions.

Female Corper Excited After Posing With A 'Mad' Man (Photo)

Ofem posing with the mad man

A female corps member, Jesam Ofem has shared the experience she had with a mad man on her way for her final clearance. The excited corper revealed she offered the man money which he used to buy food.

Sharing the experience, she wrote:

"This mad man made my day. I was going to the local govt for my final clearance and he beg me money so I gave him money he was so happy to the extend of embracing me, everybody laugh so hard he used the money to buy something nd still came back tanking me I was very happy.

"You can see the joy on his face this made me believe that something good will definitely workout for me in my passing out on Thursday, general hospital Onitsha north."

Housewife Fakes Her Own Kidnap To Raise N5million Ransom

Mrs Yemi Samuel

A middle aged woman, Mrs Yemi Samuel on Wednesday explained that she arranged her own kidnap in order to raise money from family members to assist her husband.

The woman who was paraded by the Kwara state police command said her husband is a pensioner with the Kogi state government and has not received his pensions for many years now, making life difficult for them.

Samuel further explained that family members who are financially bouyant have also refused to help them, hence reason for her arranged kidnapped.

“I did it to help my husband raise money to start a busines since the Kogi state government has refused to pay them and the family members are not helping either. I know the family members have money and they will raise the money if they tell them that I have been kidnapped,” she said.

The woman who ran to Ilorin to hide in her rented family apartment said they are residing in Kogi and since people don’t know her in Ilorin, she decided to come and hide in Ilorin.

“I demanded for one million naira ransom (N1,000,000) but unfortunately I was arrested. I know I am guilty but I saw it as the only way to get money since I couldn’t secure job as a graduate of mathematics from UNIAB,” she lamented.

The state commissioner of police while parading the suspect along side others, CP Kayode Egbetokun said Samuel hatched a self kidnapped scenario but was arrested at the Kulende, Sango area of Ilorin after she demanded for N5,000,000.

“She reduced the money to N1,000,000, effort was intensified and N500,000 was arranged by her husband, as well as family and well wishers. She directed them to take the money to Iluke town but she was arrested before the transaction could be effected. She would be arraigned in court soon,” the CP said.

3 Abducted Lebanese Regain Freedom After Two Weeks

Rivers State Police Command says it has secured the release of three kidnapped Lebanese abducted on 8 June 2019. They were rescued unhurt.

A statement from the state Police Public Relations Officer DSP Nnamdi Omoni, said the Command in the early hours of Tuesday secured freedom for the three Lebanese.

The Lebanese were abducted on 8 June at about 0740Hours from a construction site at Andoni-Opobo-Unity road in Andoni Local Government Area.
The victims are Engr. Tony Stephan, Chandy Lahoud and Emile Skaff.

The PPRO said ”the Victims were rescued as a result of the intense pressure mounted on their abductors by the Police, complemented by the strategic role played by the Chairman of Andoni LGA, Hon. Lawrence Paul.

”The victims have been debriefed and are currently receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital,” he added.

He said efforts have been intensified to ensure that the perpetrators are arrested and brought to justice.

Governor Nyesom Wike had earlier given the Andoni Council of Chiefs 72 hours ultimatum to ensure the release of the kidnapped Lebanese or have their certificates of recognition withdrawn.

Appeals were made by the Council of Chiefs and influential politicians in Andoni to Governor Wike to allow for more time to make contacts.

It was not clear if ransom was paid before their abductors set them free.

Russian President, Putin Unveils Latest Spy Drones Disguised As Birds (Photos)

President Vladimir Putin inspecting the drone project

The Kremlin’s bizarre new spy drone is slightly bigger than a real snowy owl. The drone was created by military technicians from a unit set up by Putin.

Its aim is to fool the enemy allowing the unmanned craft to sneak closer to key targets in war zones. A second drone – yet to be unveiled – is a mock falcon which even makes bird noises, it was reported.

The owl drone is designed for reconnaissance in cold climates and uses lasers to target artillery and aircraft. After its sights have locked onto a target it can then be “taken out” by missiles, tanks and fighter jets.

It is unclear if the bizarre drone was inspired by Harry Potter’s pet Hedwig as some are saying. However, a prototype was devised by students before it was seized on by Vladimir Putin’s military.

The drone is slightly bigger than a real snowy owl which has a wingspan of almost five feet. Its designers claim it will be much less visible than more conventional unmanned aircraft.


The bizarre craft was unveiled at the Army 2019 Forum in Moscow region which earlier today.

Footage from the event showed the remote-controlled drone rolling across a grassy field before takeoff. A video shows the polar owl drone on display and being put through its paces.

It was created by military Innovation Technopolis ERA in Anapa, which was set up by Putin last year. The aim is to develop and fast track ingenious innovative technology for use by the Russian military.

The Russian premier is known to keep a very close on its day-to-day work – and amazing innovations. The drone weights five kilos, has a flying time of 40 minutes and can be operated by one person.

It is likely to be deployed as part of increase Russian military operations in the Arctic. Observers say it is not yet known when the falcon drone will be unveiled.

Not to be outdone the US intelligence community is also said to be developing owl spy drones.

Breaking News: Nigeria Beat Guinea 1-0 In AFCON To Book Spot In The Knockout Stage

Super Eagles

The Super Eagles have beaten Guinea 1:0 in the ongoing AFCON 2010 tournament. Kenneth Omeruo scored the winner to give Nigeria victory over Guinea

Kenneth Omeruo headed into the Guinean net the decisive goal in the 73rd minute, in the Super Eagles second match in Group B of the African Cup of Nations.

The goal, with Moses Simon providing the assist, has catapulted Nigeria into the second round of the tournament.

The Eagles, playing without captain Mikel Obi also dominated possession in the second match at Alexandria Stadium.

Lagos Task Force Impounds Bullion Van, Arraigns Driver For One-Way Drive

The suspects

The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force on Wednesday arraigned a bullion van driver for driving against traffic (One-way) before Magistrate Lateef Owolabi of the Lagos State Mobile Court sitting at Bolade, Oshodi, Lagos.

Ezekiel was charged for the offence of driving in a direction prohibited by law (one-way) punishable under Part (III) item 27 of the Transport Sector Law of Lagos State 2018.

The defendant admitted his guilt when the charge was read to him. On asking him to re-affirm his plea of ‘guilt’ again, he changed his mind and said he was not guilty.

The case was adjourned to the 30 July, 2019 for commencement of trial by the Magistrate.

Earler, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, Chairman, Task Force disclosed that the driver of the bullion van was apprehended by the enforcement team of the agency around Brown Street, towards Cappa area of Oshodi.

He said the driver of the bullion van, with registration number HK 218 EKY, Bamidele Ezekiel admitted to have driven against traffic in a statement he made to the agency.

“Honestly speaking, I don’t know why some enlightened and educated people within our society just flagrantly disobeyed laws made to regulate free flow of traffic on our roads without any regards to other road users,” he said.

According to the Chairman “It is imperative to urgently re-orientate these bullion van drivers on the need to abide by all traffic regulations and stop the habit of driving against traffic across the State.”

He confirmed that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu directed that the arrested bullion van driver be immediately charge to court for prosecution to deterred others from this illegitimate act.

However, the driver of the bullion van, Ezekiel, 46, said he committed the offence with one Mr. Kehinde Babalola, a bulk teller with one of the new generation banks, out of the curiosity to deliver money to his destination on time and that he never knew that he would be caught.

According to the driver in a statement, “Yes, I drove one-way and I am appealing to the government to please tamper justice with mercy as I promised never to do such again in my life.”

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Drama As Super Eagles Go On Strike In Egypt, Shun Training Over Unpaid Allowances

Super Eagles

Super Eagles players boycotted Tuesday’s pre-match conference and could boycott Tuesday evening’s training, PM News reports.

Nigeria’s preparation for Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tie with Guinea suffered a setback as a bonus row took centre stage.

The Super Eagles laboured to a hard-fought win over Burundi in their first game and could earn a ticket to the Round of 16 should they triumph over the National Elephants in Alexandria.

However, Gernot Rohr’s men went on to complain about their unpaid bills.

Ahmed Musa failed to show up for Tuesday’s pre-match conference ahead of the Guinea match, but the Al-Nassr player preferred to stay back with his colleagues for a ‘crucial’ player’s meeting at the Helnan Palestine Hotel.

“The player showed solidarity and had to stay back for an important meeting,” said coach Rohr when quizzed by the media.

Unpaid bonuses are not new in Nigerian football. First, it was the Nigeria U20 team who embarked on a sit-in protest and refused to leave Poland after their elimination from the Fifa U20 World Cup in Russia.

Horror: See Make-Up Pictures That Has Got People Laughing And Rolling On The Floor

The unnamed bride

The 'sister' of a social media user named Peace Chidimma Charles was left in regrets after she hired the services of a quack make-up artist.

The unnamed beautifician was hired to make up the woman's face for a wedding ceremony and the job was a total disaster.

The person actually painted the face of the bride and the wedding pictures were ruined.

"See what a sis got on her wedding day from her make-up artist. Her wedding pictures got ruined...she had to wash everything off before her reception. Who knows how much she would have used in booking this make-p artist," she concluded.

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