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Diezani, seven ex-governors, others to lose Dubai assets

With the signing of a pact by the Federal Government and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) yesterday, the coast is clear for the Federal Government to seize assets of 22 politically exposed persons and businessmen in Dubai. The funds traced to them, which are believed to have been looted, are to be frozen and repatriated to Nigeria. According to the Nation, all the 22 former political leaders and businessmen are being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The ratification of the six agreements between the two countries delayed the seizure of the assets, The Nation learnt yesterday. From the records at the Land Registry in the UAE, most of the properties have been traced for forfeiture with the UAE authorities. Under investigation are seven former governors,  sev...

Police arrest man for attempting to use father, two siblings, five friends for ritual

The Police in Anambra have arrested a 26-year-old man, Chukwuemeka Okafor,  for allegedly attempting to use his father, two siblings and five friends for money ritual. The suspect, who hailed from Ifite-Awka in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra, was arrested following information made available to the police by a vigilant resident of the community. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Garba Umar, who briefed newsmen in Amawbia on Thursday on the arrest of the suspect, said the father had innocently provided N100, 000 to his son unknown to him that the son had a devilish intention. Umar said that the suspect lied to his father about a business which made him raise the money for him believing that it was a genuine venture. He further said that after collecting the money, th...

First white man executed for killing a black man in the US

Despite his last tearful interview where he claimed he was a born again and had killed one,not two men,Mark Asay was killed at Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida, for the 1987 murders of Robert Lee Booker and Robert McDowell.The 53-year-old, who was the first white man executed in Florida for killing a black man, was pronounced dead at 6.22pm.Media witnesses said it took Asay around 11 minutes to die. He had no last words. He had been drinking and playing pool with his brother Robbie and friend Bubba McQuinn when they went into downtown Jacksonville to look for prostitutes. At one point Asay noticed his brother Robbie talking to a black man, Booker, from the window of his truck.He became agitated and began shouting racial slurs. McQuinn tried to calm him down but Asay shot Booker onc...

Man who spent 25 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit files $125m lawsuit

A Detroit man who served 25 years in prison for murder based on sham evidence has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $125million.Desmond Ricks was released in May after making the extraordinary claim that Detroit Police framed him for a fatal shooting that killed Gerry Bennett outside a restaurant in 1992. A judge reviewed the evidence and he was exonerated.An analysis of two bullets from the victim shows they don’t match the gun that was offered as the murder weapon at Ricks’ trial in 1992. He was accused of shooting a friend outside a Detroit restaurant and sentenced to at least 32 years in prison. Attorney Wolfgang Mueller says Ricks was a victim of ‘horrific’ misconduct. He filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday on behalf of Ricks and two daughters. According...

Police sergeant cries uncontrollably as he is dismissed, arraigned over ritual killer’s escape

The Rivers State Police Command has dismissed a police sergeant, Johnbosco Okoroeze, for allegedly aiding the escape of a suspected ritual killer, Ifeanyi Dike, from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Port Harcourt. Okoroeze, who was also arraigned by the police before a chief magistrate’s court on two counts bordering on obstruction of justice and conspiracy, was remanded in custody for the alleged offences. Though the charges were not read to the accused, the Chief Magistrate, Sokari Andrew-Jaja, cautioned him  as he cried uncontrollably inside the court before his case was mentioned,PUNCH reports. The prime suspect, Dike, defiled, killed and removed the organs of one Miss Victory Nmezuwuba, before he was arrested and taken to the SCIID. Okoroeze, who was the I...

Usher Responds to Herpes Lawsuit, You Have No Proof, Lady

Usher You Got No Proof, Lady That I Gave You Herpes 8/24/2017 2:21 PM PDT EXCLUSIVE Usher wants one of those pesky herpes lawsuits tossed out, because the woman suing him has no proof he gave her anything … TMZ has learned. The singer has responded to the $20 million lawsuit filed by a Georgia woman who claims he gave her genital herpes back in April. In Usher’s legal docs, obtained by TMZ, he notes her lawsuit says nothing about whether she had been tested prior to their alleged sexual encounter.  He says, “A previous sexual partner very well may have already infected her.” And, Usher says, she could have contracted the STD after their alleged encounter. And he takes another shot, saying she assumed the risk of getting herpes by having “casual, unprotected se...

Single mum scoops $758million lottery,making her richer than Beyonce and Taylor Swift combined

 A mum-of-two has become more wealthy than Beyonce and Taylor Swift combined after she scooped $758.7 million ,the largest single win in American lottery history . After realising she had won, Mavis Wanczyk, who beat odds of one-in-292.2 million, immediately called her work to say she would not be returning. The 53-year-old, hospital cleric from Chicopee, Massachusetts, found out about her win while on what turned out to be her last night shift at a hospital where she had been for more than 30 years. According to CBS news, Mavis she was with her colleague Rob when she checked her numbers.She explained:  “And he’s reading these numbers and I pull mine out and I go ‘hey, I have that …’ and he goes ‘let me see that ticket,’ he goes, ‘you just won.’” Mavis, the mother of a 31-year-old daughter...

McGregor is a dead man-Floyd Mayweather’s father vows

Mayweather Senior has revealed he is going to knock Conor Mccgregor out after his son,Floyd is done with him.He also said the younger fighter is a dead man.Speaking to reporters, Mayweather senior said “I told him (McGregor) I would knock him out,” said the 64-year-old, who is back in his son’s camp. “I told him when my son has whipped your ass, I will do it next.“That confidence McGregor has got? It’s going nowhere.“We are going to take him out to the body – that is what is going to happen.“I’m not gonna call the round but all I am telling you is that McGregor is a dead man.“All I would say is that he is a clown and he is fighting a real fighter.“But that’s why so many people want to see it .. because it is a joke.” All strictly off-message.

NAF instructor dies in Kaduna plane crash

Air Commodore Olatukumbo Adesanya, Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force (NAF), said that a NAF Beetle Aircraft crashed on Thursday in Kaduna while on a mission. Adesanya announced this in a statement in Kaduna on Thursday. According to him, the only soul on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots was unfortunately killed in the mishap. He said the cause of the incident was unknown. However, he said the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, had directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash. “The unfortunate incident is a tragic reminder of the hazards associated with the flying profession. “The CAS and the entire NAF family commiserate with the relatives of the ...

Arewa Youths Officially Withdraw Igbo Quit Notice

The Coalition of Northern Groups today withdrew the quit notice handed down to the Igbos living in the Northern part of the country. This announcement was made in Abuja on Thursday by the spokesperson of the group, Abdulazeez Sulaiman. Part of the group’s statement reads THE RELOCATION CLAUSE Mindful of the concerns generated by the clause in the Kaduna Declaration that advised the Biafran Igbo to relocate from Northern Nigeria and for northerners in the South-East to do likewise, and our commitment to the unity of our dear country, we immediately opened channels for dialogue and interaction with government agencies, national and international groups, institutions and figures.Admittedly, we came under intense persuasive pressure from genuinely concerned national, political, tradition...