Friday, 20 May 2016

De Gea: This was my best season, but we need to win FA Cup

De Gea: This was my best season, but we need to win FA Cup

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea said he has had the best season of his career so far, but wants to cap it off with silverware in Saturday's FA Cup final.
De Gea almost departed Old Trafford on the final day of the transfer window last year only for his move to Real Madrid to be scuppered after the relevant paperwork was not completed on time.
But he has not let the transfer drama distract him, putting in some remarkable performances to help Untied to a fifth-place Premier League finish and an FA Cup final.
He won the United Player of the Year award for a record third-time running, was voted into the PFA Player of the Year and was seconds away from taking a share of the Premier League Golden Glove award only for a last-minute own goal in the final game of the season against Bournemouth to wreck that in a superb individual season.

It's been the best season of my career," said De Gea. "I'm in great shape physically and mentally I'm very focussed.
"If we win the FA Cup it will be a good season. We are all really keen to win such an important trophy for this club, our supporters and ourselves. We will fight to the end and do everything we can to win it."
The Spain international said winning the FA Cup would prove the best possible way to end another tough season at Old Trafford and provide the platform for improved fortunes next term.
"We've had a couple of difficult seasons so we are really determined to win the cup," he added.

Ronke Shonde For Burial As Police Is Set To Try Lekan For Murder

The Lagos State Police Command says alleged wife killer, Lekan Shonde, will be tried for murder.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, told PUNCH Metro on Thursday that the suspect would be arraigned in court today (Friday) for allegedly killing his wife, Ronke.

This is just as our correspondent learnt that the remains of the late Ronke would soon be buried.

It was gathered that the corpse had been released to her family by the police after the conclusion of autopsy on Wednesday.

It was learnt that the family members had fixed Friday (today) for the burial, but could change their mind.

This is just as a member of the family said they were not excited about Lekan’s arraignment.

The source, who did not want to be identified because the family did not want any further report on the matter, said the victim’s mother had insisted that she had forgiven 51-year-old Lekan.

PUNCH Metro had reported that Lekan, who worked in a port in the Apapa area, had allegedly beaten his wife Ronke to death.

Lekan was said to have fled the house, and in a telephone interview with our correspondent while in hiding, he had denied killing his wife of eight years.

He said the victim was the one who cheated on him with the general manager of her company, Kayode Oluokun.

Oluokun, had however shunned attempts by our correspondent to hear his side of the story, saying he needed time.

However on Wednesday, pathologists at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital released a report which stated that Ronke died from respiratory seizure.

She was also said to have had water in her brain and some bruises on the head.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the family had decided to bury Ronke anytime from Friday.

A source said, “The family has decided to bury her quietly and it appears to be a family arrangement together with some family friends.”

A member of the family expressed sadness over the handling of the matter.

He said, “If you knew Ronke before she died, you would know she didn’t deserve to die like this. She was a vibrant and energetic woman. She and her late brother, Jide, were the most outspoken in the family and if this had happened to any other person while they lived, this matter would have gone farther than this.”

A human rights activist and President, Women Arise for Change Initiative, Dr Joe Okei- Odumakin, said the group had only read media reports on the cause of Ronke’s death.

“The accounts have not been that clear enough. The police will do well to make it comprehensible for the public. We want the police to do a thorough investigation to make sure the innocent is not made to suffer unjustly and the guilty does not go unpunished,” she said.

The police spokesperson, Badmos, said the autopsy had shown that Lekan had a case to answer, adding that he would be arraigned for murder on Friday.

She said, “The autopsy has revealed that Mr. Lekan Shonde, the alleged killer of his wife, has a case to answer.

“Therefore, he will be charged to court tomorrow (Friday) to answer to the charge of murder.”

Sarah Luka 2nd Chibokgirl Rescued

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the rescue of another of the over 200 girls abducted in Chibok Local Government of Borno State over two years ago.

This is coming barely a day after Amina Ali, also one of the abducted girls, was rescued.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, confirmed the rescue to our correspondent via a text message.

It was gathered that there was a major military operation in a part of the area, but it is not clear if this rescue is a fallout of the said exercise.


SaharaReporters has learned that a second Chibok girl abducted by Boko Haram has been rescued this evening.

SaharaReporters confirmed this development with the Army Spokesman Colonel SK Usman by phone. However Mr. Usman could not provide further details at the time of conversation.

This rescue comes hours after Amina Ali, the first Chibok girl recused since the 2014 mass abduction of 219 school girls, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa.

A statement distributed by PR Nigeria disclosed that Mr. Usman would provide the public with more details once the military was able to confirm.

Second rescued Chibok girl is Sarah Luka, a junior secondary school student from Chibok. 

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Juliet Ibrahim And Mercy Aigbe In Agbada: Who Wore It Better?

Wow, they both rocked it well well.


Bad Economy Forces Calabar Prostitutes To Slash Insertion Price

I saw this today on one of Nigeria leading newspapers outlet, we are in a pitiable condition and nobody is spared not even our sisters who only have nothing but their bodies to offer for solace

Ambode Commissions Mall In Ikorodu

Representative of Lagos State Governor, Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare (3rd right), former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye; Commissioner for Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye; Iyaloja of Sabo market, Ikorodu, Alhaja Taofikat Alison; Special Adviser to the Governor on Arts & Culture, Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola and Executive Secretary, Ikorodu Local Government, Hon. Wasiu Ayodeji Adeshina during the commissioning of newly constructed Mall at Sabo Market, in Ikorodu Local Government built by the Lagos State Government, on Monday, May 16, 2016.


Unpaid Salaries: Ekiti Workers Abandon Offices, Close Early

As Ekiti State government has not paid the salaries of workers in the last five months, it has now been observed that many workers don’t go to work while those who do now close by 1 pm instead of the 4.00pm official time .

In most cases, some of them found it very difficult to come to office due to paucity of funds, while the few that struggle to show up used to abandon their offices by between 12.00noon and 1.00pm.

Mostly affected were the workers operating at the old governor’s office located at Oke Ori Omi along Irona quarters in Ado Ekiti and the State secretariat along bank road in the state capital.

Those operating at the new governor’s office, where Governor Ayodele Fayose and his Deputy, Dr Kolapo Olusola’s offices were situated normally closed by 3pm, because of the fear of being sacked if they are caught in the act.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Aneke Twins Stun In Dashiki (photos)


Buhari And Wike Meet In Abuja, At The Presidential Villa

president Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met briefly behind closed door with Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike.
The meeting which was held inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja did not last up to 30 minutes.
Wike arrived for the meeting at about 2pm and left a few minutes after.
The agenda of the meeting was not made public.
The governor also did not speak with State House correspondents at the end of the short meeting.
While Buhari belongs to the All Progressives Congress, Wike is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party.
He has been having a running battle with his predecessor who is currently the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi.
Amaechi who was the Director-General of Buhari’s campaign organisation has been accused of diverting the state’s fund when he was the governor to sponsor the APC campaign.
The minister had since denied the allegation, insisting that he is not a corrupt government official.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Generator Fumes Kill Family Of 7 In Lagos - Family

LAGOS—Bagido area of Ijede Lagos, was weekend thrown into mourning following the discovery of the decomposing bodies of a man, his wife and five children in their building.

The man identified as Etim Edet was reportedly a staff of Nigeria Brewery Plc.

The family of seven was suspected to have been killed by fume from a power generator mounted in the house.

The late Etim, was reported to have been last seen at his place of work on April 25, 2014.

Apprehension reportedly set in following his absence on April 28, without prior notice, an action his colleagues described as unusual.

Tension heightened over his continued absence till Friday, with calls on his mobile telephone unanswered.

Some of his colleagues said to have gone to check on him at home became curious following the stench that was emanating from the building.

Consequently, policemen from Ijede division were alerted and when the door was forced open, the decomposing bodies were discovered.

The bodies included that of Edet, his second wife, his 17-year-old eldest son from his first wife, a female relation, whose age was put between 14 and 15 years and three other children born by the second wife, aged seven, five and three years respectively.

A resident, who identified himself as Mr Ayodele Disu told Vanguard that the Edets could have been rescued had there been houses around theirs.

Police sources explained that power generator fume was suspected as the cause, following the discovery of a 3.5 KVA power generator there.

Describing the incident as sudden and unnatural death, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide said: “At about 4.00pm, one Etim Edet , a staff of Nigeria Brewery Plc Lagos was allegedly found dead with his wife and five children on their beds at his residence at Bagido area of Ijede.

“No sign of violence was seen on their bodies. The deceased’s were suspected to have died from generator fumes.

One of the Chibok women protesters allegedly arrested by the police

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Building collapse in Ibadan, one feared dead

An uncompleted 2-storey building collapsed yesterday at Ologuneru in Ido LGA of Ibadan city with one feared dead. According to those who were working at the site, they head a deafening noise at about 2pm, which made them all run out for safety but unfortunately, the tipper driver who supplies sand to the construction site didn't run fast enough and got trapped in the building as it collapsed.

Men from the Nigerian Security & Civil Defence Corps, Federal Road Safety Corps & other agencies were involved in rescue efforts but were not able to lift the heavy debris to rescue the man on time.

The site engineer reportedly fled the scene immediately the collapse happened.