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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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Man bags?two months imprisonment for?fraudulent trick and attempting to obtain by false pretence in Edo State (Photo)


Justice P I Ajoku of the Federal High Court, sitting in Benin City, Edo State, today Tuesday, June 12, 2018 convicted Lucky Ogada, aka Peter Lucas for offences bordering on fraudulent trick and attempting to obtain by false pretences.

Ogada who was prosecuted by the Benin Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on December 9, 2017 in Benin, attempted to obtain money from one Fukuda when he represented himself as Peter Lucas through his gmail account:randyhatchs@gmail.com.

The offence is contrary to Section 421 of the Criminal Code Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, C39, 2004 and punishable under Section 510 of the same Act.

Upon his arraignment on a one count charge, Ogada pleaded guilty to the offence.

In view of his plea of guilt, the prosecution counsel, Larry Aso Peters, urged the court to convict and sentence the defendant accordingly. In his response, defence counsel, Afamefuna Agbakor pleaded with the court to tamper justice with mercies as the defendant was a first time offender who has become remorseful since he was arrested and has also promised to desist from such despicable act.

Justice Ajoku after listening to both counsels sentenced the defendant to two months imprisonment.
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Photos: Ex-Plateau state governor, Joshua Dariye, weeps as court sentence him to 14 years imprisonment for N1.1bn fraud

Photos: Ex-Plateau state governor, Joshua Dariye, weeps as court sentence him to 14 years imprisonment for N1.1bn fraud

Former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption.

Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory High Court today found him guilty of diverting N1.162 billion state ecological funds while he was governor between 1999 and 2007. He was first arraigned on a 23-count charge for the offence in 2007.

The presiding judge sentenced him to two years in prison for criminal breach of trust and 14 years for criminal misappropriation of funds.
The sentences are to run concurrently. The court gave no option of fine.
Mr Dariye is currently the senator representing Plateau West.
Dariye defected from PDP to APC in September 2016.
Photos: Ex-Plateau state governor, Joshua Dariye, weeps as court sentence him to 14 years imprisonment for N1.1bn fraud
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Breaking! Real Madrid announce Spain national team coach Julen Lopetegui as next Manager

Breaking! Real Madrid announce Spain national team coach Julen Lopetegui as next Manager

Real Madrid has named Spain national team coach Julen Lopetegui, 51, as the next manager of the Spanish club following the departure of Zinedine Zidane
The news comes just weeks after Julen committed his future to Spain's national team by signing a deal until 2020 on May 22 but will be joining the Spanish giants after the World Cup tournament in Russia. 

The club said in an official announcement: 'Julen Lopetegui will be the Real Madrid coach after the celebration of the 2018 World Cup.
'Real Madrid announce that Julen Lopetegui will be the coach of the first team during the next three seasons.
'Julen Lopetegui will join the club after Spain's participation in the World Cup, after two years leading the national team.'  
Julen Lopetegui, a former goalkeeper who played 149 games in La Liga over 11 seasons, appearing in the competition for Real Madrid, LogroñésBarcelona and Rayo Vallecano will spend three seasons at Madrid.



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Photos from the June 12th investiture/conferment of national awards on MKO Abiola, Gani Fawehinmi , Babagana Kingibe

Photos from the June 12th investiture/conferment of national awards on MKO Abiola, Gani Fawehinmi , Babagana Kingibe

The June 12 investiture and conferment of national awards on late MKO Abiola the presumed winner of 1993 presidential election, and Humanrights lawyer Late Gani Fawehinmi and Abiola's running mate in the 1993 election Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, took place at the state house Abuja today June 12.

The ceremony was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, governors, National Assembly members and family members of honoraries. Continue to see more photos below...

Photos from the June 12th investiture/conferment of national awards on MKO Abiola, Gani Fawehinmi , Babagana KingibePhotos from the June 12th investiture/conferment of national awards on MKO Abiola, Gani Fawehinmi , Babagana KingibePhotos from the June 12th investiture/conferment of national awards on MKO Abiola, Gani Fawehinmi , Babagana KingibePhotos from the June 12th investiture/conferment of national awards on MKO Abiola, Gani Fawehinmi , Babagana KingibePhotos from the June 12th investiture/conferment of national awards on MKO Abiola, Gani Fawehinmi , Babagana Kingibe

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Paris street on lockdown after "armed man takes two hostages, including pregnant woman"

Paris street on lockdown after "armed man takes two hostages, including pregnant woman"

The Rue des Petites Ecuries in Paris is on lockdown and there are reports that an armed man has taken two people hostage, including one believed to be a pregnant woman.

Videos and images from the scene show numerous police cars and a cordon put in place on the narrow street in the French capital. An ambulance and fire engines have also arrived and onlookers say the area is on lockdown. French special forces are also on the scene.

Paris street on lockdown after "armed man takes two hostages, including pregnant woman"

A reporter with BFM Paris said the armed man has taken two hostages.
He tweeted: "An armed man is entrenched rue des Petits Stables (Paris 10th). He's holding two hostages. Cordoned off by law enforcement."

Paris street on lockdown after "armed man takes two hostages, including pregnant woman"

Local news outlet France Bleu reports that "the man claims to be in possession of a bomb and a handgun".
Police said the incident did not appear to be terrorism-related.
Paris street on lockdown after "armed man takes two hostages, including pregnant woman"

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"Ghost of elderly woman" seen watching over five-year-old boy from mansion window as he learns to ride a bike

"Ghost of elderly woman" seen watching over five-year-old boy from mansion window as he learns to ride a bike

A mum captured the "ghost of an elderly woman" watching her son as he learned to ride his bike and it's quite frightening.
Mum Louise Lenton captured the spooky footage at Oldway Mansion, in Paignton, Devon, England. The mansion dates back to the 19th century. In the video, her five-year-old son is seen doing laps around the car park. This happened at 5pm on Sunday. 

As the boy rides his bike, the shape of a woman can be clearly seen in the window of the first floor, watching the boy. Louise, who is sceptical about the paranormal, said she "cannot explain" the appearance of the woman, who she describes as "wearing period dress."

Louise said: "My partner and I had split off, with him going to walk the dogs on the fields and I took our little boy to the car park to practise riding his bike. The car park is flat and perfect to do it. I was just filming him and that was it. It wasn't until I was home and in bed watching the film back when I noticed it. I was like 'oh my gosh!' and my partner could not explain it. Neither of us know what this is.

"Ghost of elderly woman" seen watching over five-year-old boy from mansion window as he learns to ride a bike

"When I was filming I didn't see it at all. I was too busy filming. I screenshotted it and zoomed in straight away. It looks like a lady with hair in a bun, with white cuffs around her hands."
Louise has even approached Torbay Council about the mystery figure, and it said only security guards would have been inside the building the day the footage was taken.
"It's certainly not a security guard from what I can tell. The outfit the woman is wearing appears to have white cuffs and it looks Victorian,"
She added: "I would love to know who or what it was."
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Finally, American boxer Deontay Wilder agrees terms to fight Anthony Joshua in the UK later this year

Finally,?American boxer Deontay Wilder agrees?terms to fight Anthony Joshua in the UK later this year

American boxer, Deontay Wilder has agreed terms to fight Anthony Joshua in Britain later this year, in a bout that would crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 2000.

Joshua (21-0) is the holder of the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles while Wilder (40-0) is the WBC world champion.  

Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel told ESPN they had agreed to the latest terms offered by Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn. “We have agreed to the terms that Eddie has put out to us for a fight in the U.K. Deontay has accepted his terms to fight in the U.K.,” Finkel said.  

Wilder, in a message posted on his Twitter account, confirmed he had agreed to fight in Britain but said an offer to Joshua of $50 million to fight in the United States was still on the table. “The $50M offer for him to fight me next in the US is still available,” Wilder said on Monday.  “Today I even agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the UK. If he prefers the fight in the UK, the ball is in their court.”  

The WBC title is the only one remaining on Joshua’s radar after he added the WBO championship to his collection, by defeating New Zealand’s previously unbeaten Joseph Parker in March by unanimous decision.
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'' It’s confusing for Buhari to honour Abiola and admire his tormentor-in-Chief, Sani Abacha'' Soyinka says in front of Buhari



Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka today told President Buhari that honroing late Chief MKO Abiola and praising his ''tormentor in chief'' was quite confusing.
Prof. Soyinka spoke at the Presidential Villa during the conferment of posthumous award of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on the presumed winner of the June 12 presidential election, the Late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.
Though the Nobel Laureate did not mention any name, his words pointed to the late dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha who President Buhari had praised in recent times. Speaking at the event, Soyinka said
“I would like to make a request Mr President that you stop creating confusion in the minds of Nigerians. Stop confusing Nigerians.  It is not possible to honor MKO Abiola in one breathe and and then admire his tormentor in another breath. Loyalty is all very well but that loyalty can become perverse if that loyalty is retained to an individual who if he were alive today, would be before the international court of crimes against humanity, one who broke the laws of Nigeria, committed crimes humanity. It is confusing if professional loyalty is carried so far. 
We had a private conversation sometime ago and remember that one of the things I mentioned to you was this, You are fighting corruption, how come it that a notorious corrupt ruler is honored by one of the most important avenues in the FCT. The answer you gave to me was not too satisfactory but I let it pass. Today perhaps is also a day for us to inaugurate our hall of shame to future generations'' he said
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Ubi Franklin reveals depression nearly made him end his life just after his son's birth

Ubi Franklin reveals depression nearly made him end his life just after his son

Ubi Franklin has revealed that he suffered depression shortly after the birth of his son, Jayden and it nearly ended his life.
The father of two shared a video of his son Jayden dancing and thanked God for preserving his life to watch his son grow and enjoy the beautiful moments with him. He used the opportunity to advise others suffering depression to hang in there and hope for a better tomorrow.
He wrote:
When I see you ?? I Thank God that he Preserved my life to enjoy the moments with you, you are all I wished for and more and nothing will ever make me love you less.
Depression nearly took me away from just after you were born.
Listen to this who ever is going through a hard time out there “God is working on you” I know things might be hard now, yes I know but it will be over soon and if I can make out you can too.
Your tomorrow is better Than today.
????? Jayden turning up already in school ?? Just love him.

Ubi Franklin reveals depression nearly made him end his life just after his son

In another post, he wrote: "Thank you Lord for thinking I was worth Saving"
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