Juventus Confirm Appointment of Sarri

Chelsea’s Sarri-ball revolution is now well and truly over, and probably before it even got a chance to properly start. Maurizio Sarri has today been released from duty at Chelsea to join Juventus and will look to continue their domination of Italian football while maintaining their European ambitions as well. The two clubs have reached an agreement for the early termination of Sarri’s contract with Chelsea FC which had two years left to run and is ending at his request. Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘In talks we had following…

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Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Wife Convicted Of Misusing Public Funds

An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which dropped more severe charges. While the ruling cut short a high-profile trial, the Netanyahu family’s legal woes are far from over: the veteran premier himself faces possible indictment for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in the coming months. In a deal approved by judge Avital Chen at Jerusalem magistrates’ court, Sara Netanyahu was found guilty of using the errors of government accounting staff to bypass…

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Nigeria’s general elections not transparent, marred with violence– EU observers

The European Union observer mission has said that Nigeria’s 2019 general elections were not transparent and were marred by violence and harassment of voters. “Overall, the EU EOM concluded the 2019 elections were marked by severe operational and transparency shortcomings, electoral security problems and low turnout,” said EU Chief Observer, Maria Arena, at a press conference in Abuja on Saturday. The EU, which submitted its final report on the poll on Friday, said the elections were “marred by violence and intimidation, with the role of the security agencies becoming more…

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Woman Accuses Actor, Cuba Gooding Jr. Of ‘Forcible Touching’

Cuba Gooding Jr., Hollywood actor, has been arrested and charged with a misdemeanour after a 29-year old woman filed a police report claiming the Oscar winner grabbed her breast at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge in Manhattan on Sunday. Gooding Jr. voluntarily surrendered to the NYPD for questioning on Thursday. His attorney Mark Heller, in a press conference, said his client has been cooperative with police, adding that he’s analysed more than 2 hours of video from the night and nothing shows Gooding Jr. commit a crime. Gooding Jr. has also…

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Lagos governor, Sanwo-Olu doubles LASTMA officers’ allowances

Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, on Friday, announced 100 per cent increase in the allowances of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority officials. He said this was to encourage and motivate the workers in the performance of their duties, adding that it was in fulfilment of his vision to make traffic management and transportation number one priority in his administration. The governor made the announcement during an interactive session with the staff of the agency when he paid an official visit to the operation’s headquarters. In a statement by…

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Ekiti Varsity lecturer caught pants down with student

A lecturer at Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, has been caught pants down while allegedly attempting to have sex with one of his students. In a 29-second video clip which has gone viral on social media, the lecturer who is in the Accounting Department, was seen nude. Some female students of the varsity who were believed to have laid siege to the residence of the female student were seen dragging the embattled lecturer out of a room. Investigations revealed that the lady’s boy friend and his friends were said to have…

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Gorilla allegedly swallows N6.8m in Kano zoo

A big Gorilla has allegedly swallowed N6.8 million in the Kano Zoological Gardens during Sallah celebration. According to reports, the Chief Revenue Officer for the zoo, said on Wednesday, that the said money, approximately six million, eight hundred and twenty thousand naira, was money realised as gate fee from fun-seekers who had visited the zoo during Sallah celebration  to watch the animals. A local radio station had reported on Thursday that one of the finance officers it spoke with had said that one huge Gorilla sneaked into their office and…

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Man arrested for raping mother, blames alcohol

A 45-year-old man, Paul Ihuaku, has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Imo State Command, for allegedly raping his mother. It was gathered that 45-year-old Ihuaku hails from Umueke Ezagbogu in the Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State. The state Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Raji Ibrahim, said the suspect was arrested by the operatives of the corps following a tip-off. It was gathered that after the incident, the mother reported the suspect to the youth in the area, who apprehended him and alerted men…

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Pastor stages own kidnap in Ekiti, demands N3m ransom from congregation

A pastor at Methodist Church, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital Adewuyi Adegoke, has been arrested by the Police for allegedly organising his own kidnap and asking one Oluwadare Sunday to demand N3 million ransom from his congregation. He reportedly went into hiding on Sunday evening, while there were reports that he was abducted between Esa-Oke in Osun State and Aramoko-Ekiti in Ekiti. His purported abductors later contacted church members to demand the ransom, which they insisted must be paid latest by Thursday to prevent the reverend from being killed. Detectives, however,…

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POS collection: Fidelity Bank, NIPOST launch 266 agency banking centres

Fidelity Bank Plc, in collaboration with the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) launched 266 agency banking centres in efforts to extend financial services to rural communities and low income segment of the society, to boost financial inclusion in the country. The alliance is also targeting over 1,400 other locations across Nigeria in a short time. Post-Master General of NIPOST, Bisi Adegbuyi, said Fidelity Bank will have its Point of Sale (POS) used in NIPOST facilities nationwide. He explained that following the development, NIPOST’s Financial Services Unit was mandated to establish a…

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