Friday, October 23, 2015

Study in China: Welcome our new Student from Nigeria (Photos)

Nelson at Guangzhou Airport,China
Study in China - Welcome our new student,Samuel Nelson from Nigeria.

Major: Civil Engineering.

School: Ningbo University of Technology.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ghana agrees to pay N33.8billion Gas debt owed Nigeria by Feb. 2016

The President of Ghana, John Mahama yesterday reached an agreement with the government of Nigeria represented by NNPC GMD Ibe Kachiukwu, to pay off the N33.8 billion owed Nigeria from the gas supply provided by a Nigerian gas company, N-Gas, the main supplier of gas to Ghana’s Volta River Authority through the West African Gas Pipeline.

Khloe puts relationship with James Harden on hold following Lamar's crisis

Khloe puts relationship with James Harden on hold following Lamar's crisis
According to TMZ, Khloe Kardashian has put her relationship with basketball player boyfriend James Harden on hold following ex Lamar Odom's medical crisis. 

The reality star, who is said to still have feelings for her estranged husband, has asked James to give her some time as she plans to be by Lamar's side during his rehab, which will take many months. The estranged couple both signed their final divorce paper, but it hasn't been finalized so they are still legally married.

Photo : See The Nigerian Lawmaker Tribunal Sacked & Banned From Politics For Life

The National and State House of Assembly Election Tribunal for Plateau State has nullified the election of a member of the state House of Assembly representing Langtang South, Mr Vincent Bulus.

The tribunal also banned the lawmaker from contesting for any election for life.

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the April 11 House of Assembly Election. Mr. Jackson Danladi, had filed a petition before the Tribunal challenging the victory of Bulus in the election, alleging that the lawmaker was an ex-convict.

U-17: Nigeria thrash Chile 5-1, through to round 16

Holders Nigeria continued their impressive start to their FIFA U-17 World Cup title defence by completing a comprehensive 5-1 victory over hosts Chile and progressing to the knockout stages in the process. A goal within 30 seconds by star man Samuel Chukwueze set the tone for a straightforward win, with the diminutive No8 grabbing a second in the second half after he had earlier been fouled for Kelechi Nwakali’s to score from the spot, and before he was felled for Victor Osimhen’s successful spot kick conversion.

Chile grabbed a late consolation, before Funsho Bamgboye saw his marching orders, with Osimhen’s late header adding some gloss to the win despite Nwakali missing his second penalty of the match after Chukwueze had been fouled in the penalty area for a third time.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Femi Adesina is an embarrassment to the Presidency - PDP

PDP press release below..

Our attention has been drawn to a vacuous statement by the media aide to President Buhari, Mr. Femi Adesina, in his futile attempt to counteract facts presented by the PDP that this administration is dictatorial and selective in its fight against corruption.

Mr. Adesina, in his habitual deceptive and diversionary manner, left the critical issues of governance raised by Sunday’s press conference addressed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, and as usual, embarked on insults, shadow-chasing and fouling of the media space with uncouth language.

Compensation will be paid to the family of UNILAG student who was electrocuted

UNILAG student electrocuted
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, Professor Rahmon Bello stated that the family of late Miss Oluchi Anekwe who was electrocuted by a faulty cable must be compensated by Eko Electricity Distribution Plc, EKEDP.

According to Vanguard, Bello who spoke during a press briefing at UNILAG's conference centre said:
"The Federal Government panel findings has established that the faulty cable which caused Oluchi’s death belong to EKEDP and they must pay compensation to the family of the deceased.

6year old boy accidentally shoots & kills his 3 year old brother while playing cops & robbers

6year old boy accidentally shoots & kills his 3 year old brother while playing cops & robbers
A Chicago man has been charged with child endangerment after his three-year-old son was shot and killed by his six-year-old brother while the two were playing "cops and robbers". 

The six-year-old found the loaded revolver on top of the refrigerator and shot little brother Eian Santiago in the head on Saturday evening, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. The older brother's name was not disclosed.

British woman found hanging in a toilet at Istanbul Airport after missing connecting flight

British woman found hanging in a toilet at Istanbul Airport after missing connecting flight
A 50 year old British woman, Jacky Sutton, who was a former BBC journalist, was found dead in a toilet early yesterday morning at Istanbul Airport after missing a connecting flight. She reportedly flew from London to Istanbul but missed a connecting flight to Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Local media reports state she told airport staff she did not have enough money to buy a new ticket. Her body was found a short time later.

Olisa Metuh is sounding like a broken record - Adesina

Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina says PDP National spokesperson, Olisa Metuh is sounding like a broken recorded following the latter's accusation that President Buhari was hounding and arresting PDP former governors with his antigraft campaign and rewarding former APC governors that have been accused of corruption with ministerial nomination.

“Mr Olisa Metuh is sounding like a broken record. It’s the same thing that he says all the time. But let me assure Nigerians that the President has always maintained that even when it affects APC members, the person concerned must go and defend himself. I think what is of interest to Nigerians is ‘did this people commit the crime?’ not whether it is one-sided” Adesina said

Again, Senate postpones Amaechi’s screening

The Nigerian Senate has postponed again the confirmation hearing for former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi.

His screening had suffered several hitches in the last one week, caused by the delays by the Senate ad-hoc ethics committee, in submitting a report on the petitions written against his nomination.

'We are not Nigerians, we are Biafrans' - Biafrans protest in Port Harcourt

Biafran-flag waving protesters stormed the streets of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, southern Nigeria, over the continuous detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the director of the pirate radio, Radio Biafra.

The protest paralysed commercial activities in the oil rich-city as the procession made its way towards the Government House.

Oscar Pistorius released from jail, put under house arrest

Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius was released from jail late Monday, South African officials said, and will serve his remaining sentence under house arrest after a year behind bars for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The Paralympian star was allowed out of prison in the capital Pretoria a day early in an apparent attempt to avoid media coverage of his release.

At $2million, I undercharged FIFA, says Platini

UEFA President Michel Platini on Monday in Paris, France said the two million Swiss francs ($2.1 million) he received from FIFA was a legitimate reward for genuine work.

Platini told newsmen that the money was for work he did for FIFA President Sepp Blatter from 1998 to 2002.

How Nigeria lost $4billion – Global Witness

A watchdog group says four African countries lost more than $4 billion in shady oil and mining deals and calls for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative to police the hidden ownership of companies used for such corruption.

Global Witness details contracts in Nigeria, Angola, Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo and “lays bare how anonymous companies facilitate the loss of national wealth on an epic scale.”

Lagos, Ogun State economically, politically important to us – China

lagos gov
The Deputy Consul-General of China, Li Youg said on Monday that Lagos and Ogun states were economically and politically important to his country because of their strategic location.

A statement by CSP Adebowale Lawal, the Police Public Relations Officer of Zone 2, said in Lagos that Youg made the assertion when he visited AIG Bala Hazan at his Zonal Headquarters, at Onikan.

Cattle rustlers deserve to be executed - Emir of Kano

Cattle rustlers deserve to be executed - Emir of Kano
 Emir of Kano state, Muhammad Sanusi II says Cattle rustlers deserve to be executed for all the havoc they have committed with their nefarious activities in Nigeria.

Speaking at the presentation of 72 suspected cattle rustlers arrested in Falgore forest in Tudun Wada Local Government Area in Kano state on October 18, Emir of Kano said
"These people are supposed to be executed in accordance with Islamic laws because they have killed, raped and robbed people of their cattle and their valuable Items. I therefore call on the police to do the right thing in accordance with the law" he said


Shocking : Kylie Jenner lent Tyga $800,000

Kylie Jenner lent Tyga $800,000
Star Magazine reports below..

Kris Jenner is warning her youngest daughter, Kylie, to put her $5 million fortune on lockdown – and out of reach of the 18-year-old’s bad news boyfriend, Tyga, who is in financial free-fall thanks to $19k in back taxes, $70k in back rent and a flop album. Kris was horrified when Tyga not only leased Kylie’s birthday Ferrari but borrowed the deposit from Kylie!” reveals a source, adding that Kylie also lent her beau an additional $800k. 

Kris hit the roof. Kylie said she trusts Tyga to pay it back, but Kris knows Kylie will never see that money again.” And after finding large withdrawals that her daughter can’t – or won’t account for Kris is derailing the gravy train.

Emmanuel Emenike quits Super Eagles

Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike, has announced that he is retiring form the national team after five years.

He wrote on Instagram on Monday night, “No more Eagles career! After five great years, I am happy to announce that I have put full-stop to my national team career for the sake of national peace.”

“It’s a pleasure for me to have played for this great country. I never regretted it and I think it’s the best time to end it. Million thanks to all the fans who have been very supportive during the good and bad times.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Sunday Oliseh Axes Emenike For World Cup Qualifiers

Sunday Oliseh will axe Emmanuel Emenike from next month’s World Cup qualifier against Swaziland after the striker failed to deliver in four matches under the new Eagles coach.

Oliseh is a big admirer of Emenike after he top scored at the 2013 AFCON in South Africa, but he has now gone more than two years without a goal for the three-time African champions.

US considers visa ban, financial sanctions against Alison-Madueke, others

According to a report by Wall Street Journal, the US is considering a visa ban and financial ban on Nigeria's former Petroleum Minister Alison-Madueke following alleged bribery, corruption and laundering money through British and U.S. banks.

Read the report below
American officials have also considered a visa ban or financial sanctions against Mrs. Alison-Madueke and a dozen of her associates, oil officials and politicians, U.S. officials said. Washington is scrutinizing whether her associates laundered money in the U.S., the U.K. and other countries, the officials said.

You are still a dictator - PDP tells Buhari, says APC anti-corruption crusade is a sham

PDP has accused President Buhari of being the dictator he was alleged to have been while he was Nigeria's head of state in 1984. 

Read the full text of Olisa Metuh's speech at the press briefing after the cut...

US military to conduct missions against Boko Haram inside Nigeria

The U.S. military will carry out surveillance and intelligence missions against Boko Haram inside Nigeria as part of its deployment to West Africa, sources familiar with the plan told AFP.

The counter operations will be carried out as part of the recently announced deployment of up to 300 US military personnel to neighboring Cameroon, officials said.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Photos of Linda Ikeji Inside Her New House

Linda ikeji house
 Nigerian Blogger,Linda Ikeji shared photos of her new home on Instagram today.

officiallindaikeji Walking through my massive bedroom...thinking of my life just 5 years ago! #Impossibleisnothing! #Believeinyou. #Mynewhome.

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Taylor Swift 'earned $1million a day this year

Taylor Swift has been named the highest-paid musician in the world after reportedly earning more than one million dollars a day for the duration of 2015. 

The 25-year-old hitmaker is said to have raked in around $317.8 million since January due to her host of smash hits, a world tour and a series of lucrative endorsement deals. 

The star released her fifth studio album in October last year and the hugely-successful record sold 1.287 million in its first week and debuted at number one in album charts around the world. 

Why I released Awolowo from prison — Gowon

A former Nigerian Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, on Thursday said his administration released the late Obafemi Awolowo from prison to end the political unrest in the South West and ensure peace across the country.

Mr. Gowon, who spoke to journalists after paying condolence visit to the Awolowos at Ikenne, also noted that he was privileged to have been used by God to ensure release of the late sage from prison.

Nigerian Government suspends licence issuance for new vehicle assembly plants

The Federal Government has suspended issuance of licence to new vehicle assembly plants.

Aminu Jalal, the Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Friday.

Mr. Jalal said the action was to enable the council to consolidate the country’s vehicle assembly operations and concentrate on developing local content.

China to bid on new UK high-speed rail project worth 11.8 billion pounds

high-speed rail
 China's leading high-speed company China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation will be bidding for the United Kingdom's new high-speed rail project High Speed 2, alongside companies from France, Germany, and Japan.

The HS2 project is worth an estimated £11.8bn with the competition including high-profile companies such as Japan's Hitachi, France's Alstom, and Germany's Siemens. The bidding was opened up to Chinese companies by British Chancellor George Osborne last month in Chengdu.

Afenifere asks South-West governors, Obas to de-recognise Eze Ndigbos in Yorubaland

A Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere Renewal Group, has denounced what it described as an unrelenting desecration of Yoruba culture by the Igbo communities’ obsession with having a crowned king in Yoruba domains.

In a statement on Friday, the group said the title of Eze Ndigbo in Yorubaland is not backed by any customary law and is therefore considered alien.

‘Nigeria ranks as fifth highest exporter of football talents’

A study by research outfit, CIES Football Observatory, has revealed that Nigeria is the fifth highest exporter of football talents in the world and the biggest in Africa.

The report, the eight in the CIES Football Observatory’s monthly report, which focuses on international migration in football, reveals that Nigeria’s figure of 596 players scattered in leagues across the world, is only lower to biggest exporter, Brazil (1,784), Argentina (929), France (758) and Serbia (607).

Friday, October 9, 2015

Photos : Glo gifts a GWagon & a Range Rover to Psquare

peter and paul
 Glo  has gifted their long term ambassadors, Peter & Paul Okoye expensive cars.

Peter was gifted with a 2015 G Wagon while Paul was gifted with a 2015 Range Rover.

More photos after the cut...

Photos : Kano Governor & Emir of Kano attend the Global Islamic Summit in Dubai

Kano Governor & Emir of Kano attend the Global Islamic Summit in Dubai
 Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje alongside the Emir of Kano HRH Muhammad Sanusu II attended the Global Islamic Summit in Dubai.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Maj. Hamza al-Mustapha compulsorily retired from the Army

Former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Maj. Hamza al-Mustapha, has been compulsorily retired from the Army.

His compulsory retirement, according to a military source, was due to his absence in the Army for a period of over 14 years, while he was away to face the trial over the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, a wife of the winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief M.K.O. Abiola.

Ex-militants blast Clark, say he was part of rot in Jonathan’s administration

ASABA – EX-MILITANTS under the auspices of Niger Delta Liberation Force, NDLF, Thursday, took a swipe at former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, who, Wednesday, deserted the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and accused ex-President Goodluck Jonathan of lacking the political will to fight corruption, saying the elder statesman should shut up.

Spokesman of the group, “Captain” Mark Anthony, in a statement, said, “Chief Edwin Clark has no moral justification to condemn former President Goodluck Jonathan by saying that GEJ lacked political will to fight corruption. We are surprised at the unguarded comments from a man who called himself elder statesman.”

Niger Delta may erupt in violence again, International Group warns Buhari

An International conflict prevention group has warned that if the Muhammadu Buhari administration fails to urgently address the “long-simmering grievances” and deprivation in the oil rich Niger Delta, the region could soon erupt in violence again.

In its latest report issued September 29, the International Crisis Group warned that increasing complaints over chronic poverty and oil pollution as the Presidential Amnesty Programme for ex-militants reaches its twilight, may fuel a renewed rebellion in the region.

Buhari can’t double president, petroleum minister – Ijaw groups

Buhari can’t double president, petroleum minister – Ijaw groups
ASABA- Two Ijaw groups, Ijaw People Development Initiative, IPDI and  National Association of Izon Ebe Students , yesterday, said it was unconstitutional for President Muhammadu Buhari to assume the office of Minister of Petroleum.

Leaders of the groups, Messrs Austin Ozobo and Ebi Wayas respectively,  in a joint statement, said, “By virtue of Section 138 of the Nigeria Constitution of 1999 as amended, the president shall not during the tenure of his office hold any other executive or paid emolument in any capacity whatsoever.”

Corruption : Granting immunity to Saraki, Dogara is breaking the law – SERAP

Saraki, Dogara 
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the leadership of the National Assembly to “immediately end the ongoing process aiming to change the constitution to shield the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and others from prosecution for corruption as this is tantamount to breaking the law.”

In a statement, Thursday, by SERAP executive director Adetokunbo Mumuni the organisation, “It is a huge setback for transparency and accountability and the rule of law that the same privileged and powerful leaders of parliament that regularly make laws that consign ordinary, powerless Nigerians to prison for even trivial offences yet again want to establish elite immunity to protect themselves from any consequences for serious crimes of corruption and money laundering: that is the Nigerian justice system in a nutshell. This is called breaking the law.”

N53bn diverted by Amaechi’s administration in Rivers — Omereji Commission

report: Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State (right), receiving the report of the Rivers State Commission of Inquiry on the Sale of Valued Assets from the Chairman, Justice George Omereji, at Government House, Port Harcourt, yesterday.
PORT HARCOURT— Rivers State Commission of Inquiry on the Sale of Valued Assets  set  up by Governor  Nyesom Wike,  yesterday, submitted its report, claiming that N53 billion belonging to the state was allegedly diverted by the previous administration.

In a swift reaction, however, the media office of former Governor Rotimi Amaechi, said the purported “missing” N53 billion, was unfortunate and left much to be desired, describing the report as a last ditch trump card “in the hope that it will diminish the former governor’s towering stature as a statesman and honest Nigerian.”

Friendly Match : Congo 2 Nigeria 0

The Super Eagles of Nigeria is down by two goals to nil as at the 35th minutes.

The Congolese took the lead courtesy of Dieumerci Mbokani in the seventh minute. His goal came from inside the box where he shot low to the left of Carl Ikeme.

Jordan Nkololo added the second in the 31st minute of the game.

Shocking : How N805million Was Shared In Ministry Of Niger Delta – ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), that arraigned Yusuf Agabi and some directors in the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs has revealed through its principal witness Kabiru Paloma how the sum of N805million was serially shared.

Paloma who was personal assistant to Agabi and one Ayinla Abibu, a former director Finance and Accounts (DFA), informed the court at the resumed hearing of the matter before Justice Husseini Baba of the Federal Capital Territory High Court (FCT) in Abuja, that the mopping up ‘was pure stealing’.

AP count from Saudi hajj disaster shows over 1,250 killed

Saudi emergency personnel and Hajj pilgrims stand near bodies covered in sheets where at least 450 were killed and hundreds wounded in a stampede in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca, at the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia on September 24, 2015 (AFP Photo/)
An Associated Press count shows that at least 1,254 pilgrims were killed in a crush and stampede during the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

The AP’s count of the dead on Thursday includes 17 countries that have offered formal statements through hajj commissions or in state media broadcasts, saying specifically the deceased were killed Sept. 24 outside the holy city of Mecca.

I am FIFA president, says Issa Hayatou

I am FIFA president, says Issa Hayatou
Cameroonian football official Issa Hayatou has just released a statement confirming that he is the new Fifa boss, following the suspension of Sepp Blatter.'

“I will serve only on an interim basis,” he said.

“A new president will be chosen by the Extraordinary Congress on 26 February 2016. I myself will not be a candidate for that position.”

Jonathan Lacks Will Power To Fight Corruption – Edwin Clark

The Ijaw leader and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark announced yesterday that he has retired from active politics.

He also said that former President Goodluck Jonathan never had the political will to fight corruption during his reign as president.

Clark who spoke while playing host to the Think Nigeria First Initiative group, who paid him a courtesy visit at his Asokoro residence in Abuja said former President Jonathan meant well for Nigeria but lacked political will to tackle corrupt politicians in the country.

Why I removed Enyeama as Eagles captain — Oliseh

musa and enyeama
Sunday Oliseh has explained his actions of stripping first choice goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama of the Eagles captain’s band and handing it over to CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed Musa.

Speaking on Brila radio, Oliseh said that the storm was over but insisted that Musa, the man who takes over as captain of Eagles have all the qualities of a good captain.

‘’I want a captain who is disciplined. A leader who can motivate other players. A player who  comes to camp early. I want a young player not a retiring player as captain. And Ahmed Musa is that player. He is my captain’’, Oliseh said.

Nigerian Customs order immediate removal of restriction on rice import

File photo: Customs CG, Hameed Ali inspecting the Guard of Honour on resumption of office, at Customs Headquarter, in Abuja
The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has ordered the immediate removal of rice from import restriction list and the re-introduction of import duty payment at land borders.

The Public Relations Officer of customs, Mr Wale Adeniyi, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.

He said that the restriction was only applied at land border stations before now, adding that the customs boss had lifted restriction on rice at border stations.

Blatter, Platini Suspended from all football activities

Ex-FIFA President, Joseph Blatter and ex-UEFA President, Michel Platini have been provisionally banned from all football activities for 90 days by the organisation’s Ethics Committee.

In further sanctions, FIFA Secretary General, Jerome Valcke, had been suspended for 90 days, while South Korean former FIFA Vice-President, Chung Mong Joon, had also been banned for six years by the Committee’s adjudicatory chamber.

BREAKING: Issa Hayatou named FIFA Acting President

African football leader, Issa Hayatou has been named to take charge of FIFA after former president, Blatter was suspended and “stripped of all duties.”

African football leader Issa Hayatou on Thursday took temporary charge of FIFA after Sepp Blatter was “relieved of his duties” because of his 90-day suspension, the world body said.

Hayatou, 69, is president of the Confederation of African Football, and takes over as senior vice president of FIFA. He has in the past been reprimanded for misconduct by the International Olympic Committee.

“Joseph S. Blatter was relieved of all his duties as FIFA president” after the move by the FIFA ethics committee to suspend him for 90 days because he is under criminal investigation by Swiss prosecutors, FIFA said.

Rivers Senator rejects Amaechi’s ministerial nomination

The intrigues expected to follow the announcement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees began Wednesday with a Senator opposing the nomination of former Rivers Governor, Rotimi Amaechi.

The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday unveiled the partial list of 21 ministerial nominees, including Mr. Amaechi.

Vincent Enyeama quits Super Eagles

Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has announced his retirement from the national team, a day after he was officially stripped of the captain’s armband for the Super Eagles.

Enyeama, who recently had an altercation with the Coach of the Nigerian team, Sunday Oliseh, said on his Instagram page he is no longer available for national team duties and would henceforth face his club career.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Photos of Jay Z and Beyonce's new $45 million home in LA

Jay Z and Beyonce's new $45 million home in LA
 The $45 million Holmby Hills palace was owned by ex-L.A. Dodgers owner Frank McCourt.

McCourt sold the house to a British billionaire last year for $45 million.

Beyonce & Jay Z reportedly signed a 1-year lease because they feel LA is a good place to raise Blue Ivy.

More photos after the cut..

Governor Wike receives report on sale of valued state assets by Amaechi

Press statement. Read below

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Wednesday received the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry established by his administration to investigate the sale of valued Rivers State Government property and other related matters by the administration of former Governor, Rotimi Amaechi. 

From Right: Rivers State Governor,  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike receiving the report of the Rivers State Commission of Inquiry on the Sale of Valued Assets from the Chairman,  Justice George Omereji at Government House,  Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia threatens to execute people for 'tweeting rumours'

saudi arabia
Saudi Arabia government has threatened to execute those who 'spread rumours' about the government on social media, including Twitter and Facebook.

According to a state-run website, Makkah Online, there are now laws and departments that censor mass media in the country, and the government has created a rule to punish people for not just tweeting, but also spreading anything deemed to be false. The worst 'rumour-mongers' will be executed, while lesser offenders will be punished with lashes, imprisonment, travel bans, house arrest and a social media ban, a Ministry of Justice source said.

FIFA suspends Sepp Blatter for 90 days

FIFA ethics committee has suspended its president Sepp Blatter for 90 days. Head of the committee,  Klaus Stoehlker, who has advised Blatter in the past, says the committee made the ruling pending further investigations by the Swiss attorney general following accusations of corruption.

He described it as a "pending" verdict, and said no negative finding had been made against the head of world football's governing body.