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Nairaland / General / Breaking: Police Shot Former Presidential Candidate Sowore In Abuja by gistongist: 3:06pm On May 31
The Abuja police command shot teargas to disperse protesters who converged at the Unity Fountain for a demonstration today. In the process, a female police officer reportedly fired a teargas canister at the convener of #RevolutionNow Protests and former aspirant for Nigeria President Omoyele Sowore at the Unity Fountain in Abuja on Monday, May 31.

Therefore, the politician cum activist was said to have sustained injuries and has been rushed to a hospital for medical treatment. He took to his social media to confirm the incident saying he is not afraid of losing his life in the struggle.

Sowore said: ”Just been shit by a police officer, ACP Atine at the Unity Fountain in Abuja. #RevolutionNow Let the struggle continue even if they take my life! #BuhariMustGo”

The journalist also shared the encounter with the police through his Facebook live.


Nairaland / General / Story Of How Jonathan’s Aide Was Killed Narrated By Driver by gistongist: 10:46am On May 31
The Driver of the Vehicle conveying Ahmed Gulak to the Airport was immediately interviewed and he described the Vehicles the Hoodlums were using as One Toyota Camry 2005 Silver color, Toyota Sienna 1998 Model Gold Color, Toyota Hilux White color, Lexus RX 330 Gold Color.

Police teams from the Special forces,PMF, IRT, IMO State Command Tactical Units who have all reached the Scene of the killing were directed to immediately Proceed on Patrol and look for those Vehicles.

Fortunately at Afor Enyi Ogwgu junction in Same LGA the Police Teams came in contact with the Hoodlums with same Vehicles mentioned by the Driver, The Hoodlums have already confiscated a trailer loaded with Onions from the North and were busy sharing the onions to the local Population as they also took positions to Protect themselves and attack any incoming Security agents.

The Hoodlums on sighting the Police teams immediately Opened fire on the teams and the Galant teams returned Fire and eventually fatally wounded 10 of the Hoodlums during the gun battle while others were pursued as they escaped with their vehicles. Three of the Four Vehicles Toyota Sienna, Toyota Hilux and Toyota Camry used by the IPOB/ESN Terrorist for their Operation were Demobilized and Recovered.

Seven of the Terrorist with bullet wounds were completely burnt down inside the Toyota Sienna and Hilux Vehicles that caught fire during the gun battle.

3 Ak47 Rifles, 1 English Pistol, 5 Ak47 Magazines, 92 Ak47 Ammunition, Several Charms and 3 Operational Vehicles of the IPOB/ESN were recovered.

Police said efforts were in progress to trace and arrest Several wounded IPOB/ESN Terrorist members, who were hiding in the surrounding Forrest and villages.


Nairaland / General / Garba Shehu Says Boko Haram Has Become A Bigger Threat by gistongist: 10:01am On May 31
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has lamented over the spate of attacks by Boko Haram, saying the terrorists have disappeared and merged into a bigger threat.

Shehu, who spoke during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, said ISWAP is being funded by the remnants of the Libyan Army in collaboration with Iraq and Iran.

“What we are seeing today is that the Boko Haram that we knew has virtually disappeared and has merged to a bigger threat – ISWAP that is funded and financed by the Libyan Army and alliances that have been formed including Iraq,” he said.

“This is a challenge not only to Nigeria, Lake Chad Basin but to the Sub-Saharan region, and the whole of West Africa is tackling this together.”

When asked if Nigeria is in a safer place to live in before President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, the Presidential spokesman replied in the positive.

Shehu said since his principal was inaugurated as President in 2015, he has taken adequate measures in tackling several threats, including the farmers/herders clashes.

He stated that with respect to banditry activities, the south-western region of the country is the safest part so far.


Nairaland / General / Facebook Reverses Policy On Ban Of Posts Saying Covid-19 Was Man-made by gistongist: 4:21pm On May 28
Social media giants, Facebook have said it will no longer remove from its platforms claims that coronavirus was man-made.

The announcement comes shortly after US President Joe Biden announced he had directed the US intelligence community to restart an investigation into the origin of Covid-19.

Biden announced Wednesday, May 26, he had given the US officials 90 days to investigate the virus’ origins.

The announcement came after a US intelligence report found several researchers at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill in November 2019 and had to be hospitalized, a new detail that was not revealed before.

The Trump administration had touted claims that Coronavirus was man made i.e created in a Chinese lab, but China vigorously denied that assertion with the World Health Organization (WHO) also touting China’s stance that the virus originated from animals.

Following Biden’s announcement of more investigations into Covid-19 origins, Facebook has now announces a change of policy.

A Facebook spokesperson said to CNN on Wednesday night;

“In light of ongoing investigations into the origin of Covid-19 and in consultation with public health experts, we will no longer remove the claim that Covid-19 is man-made from our apps.”

“We’re continuing to work with health experts to keep pace with the evolving nature of the pandemic and regularly update our policies as new facts and trends emerge,” the spokesperson added.

Facebook as part of its fact check policies announced in February it would remove claims that the virus was man-made following “consultations with leading health organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO).”

Facebook had previously deleted posts that spread vaccine misinformation and other Covid-19 claims that were not approved by the WHO.


Nairaland / General / UPDATE: Naira Dips, Now Pegged At N495/$ by gistongist: 1:09pm On May 28
Naira crashed yesterday to N495/$ at the parallel market, losing N14 to the dollar within within few days. It closed on Tuesday at N481/$.

The sharp depreciation came a day after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) devalued the naira at the official market to N410.25/$.

The fall in the currency rate has been linked to dollar scarcity and the hoarding of available greenback by forex speculators to maximize profit.

In an e-mailed guide to investors, Financial Derivatives Company Managing Director Limited Bismarck Rewane, said delayering (unification) of the multiple exchange rate system which had bedeviled the Nigerian economy had been a subject of controversy for a long period.

He said: “Now that it appears settled, we should expect a crawling peg method and an increase in forex supply to ensure equilibrium in the market. That notwithstanding, the CBN’s attempt to mop up excess liquidity could serve as a temporary antidote to consumer price inflation which still remains stubbornly high (18.12 per cent).”

Rewane had earlier attributed the naira’s continued decline to heightened forex supply shortage, demand pressure and rationing.

He said naira rates’ convergence would require adoption of a full floating exchange rate system determined by the forces of demand and supply.

Also, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said exchange rate rigidities have constrained the economy’s ability to absorb external shocks.

According to the IMF, restrictions on access to foreign exchange for certain categories of goods and multiple exchange rates create distortions in both private and public sectors decision making. They discourage long-term investment, encourage smuggling and provide avenues for corruption.

As a way forward, the IMF suggested removal of foreign exchange restrictions and full exchange rate unification, in line with the authorities’ Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), will help keep the parallel market premium low in a more sustained manner.

It therefore called for unified exchange rate for the naira to promote growth and attractive foreign capital.

According to the IMF, foreign exchange backlog and shortages are intensifying Balance of Payment (BoP) pressures insisting that exchange rate unification was imperative to reduce BoP risks.

It said that fiscal deficit would stay elevated in the medium term, while additional domestic revenue mobilisation is required to reduce fiscal risks.

Forex Trading Associate, AZA, global forex trading dealer, Oghenefejiro Eduviere, said exchange rate volatility will persist, with inflation concerns mitigated by the rise in crude oil prices this year with Brent Crude now selling at $66.1 per barrel.

He said that rising oil revenue and increased remittance inflows following the ‘Naira for Dollar’ incentive policy have helped boost foreign exchange reserves from $34.845 billion to $35.22 billion so far this month, according to the CBN.

“Amidst the swings, we expect the overall trend will be a weakening on the parallel market towards N490 on inflation concerns.


Nairaland / General / Samuel Chukwueze Named Amongst Major League Winners by gistongist: 12:51pm On May 28
Samuel Chukwueze has joined the list of Nigerian players who have the UEFA Europa League after his club Villarreal defeated Manchester United in the 2020-2021 final, on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old Nigerian international missed the final due to the ankle injury he suffered in the semi-final against Arsenal, but his mates did well to see off Manchester United in the thrilling contest. Top scorer Gerrard Moreno put the Yellow Submarines in from the 29th minutes before Edison Cavani hauled United back into the game with a second-half equalizer.

There was no further goal in the game, but the Yellow Submarines held them to triumph 11-10 in the shoot-out after 120 minutes. Chukwueze is now the sixth Nigerian to lift the title after Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Nwankwo Kanu, Taribo West, and Chidi Odiah.

It is also the first-ever European title in the history of Villarreal, but UEFA Cup/Europa League title for their coach Unai Emery has been his Fourth trophy.


Nairaland / General / Man Murders His Vulnerable Friend, Sells His Body Parts To A Pastor For Ritual by gistongist: 4:35pm On May 26
A 34-year-old man, identified as Okpegboro Avwerosuo, from Ughelli North in Delta State has allegedly killed his yet-to-be-identified friend and roommate in Sagbama area of Bayelsa State and sold his body parts to a Pastor.

According to TheNation Newspaper, a neighbor, who spoke in confidence, said Avwerosuo allegedly invited the deceased to his home in Sagbama in order to start off motorcycle riding business, assuring him that the business was flourishing in the town because of the presence of Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro College of Education in the area.

The source said that barely two weeks after the deceased arrived Sagbama, Avwerosuo allegedly smashed him with a pestle on the head in the middle of the night and the friend died in the process.

The neighbor also explained that after allegedly killing his friend, Avwerosuo dismembered his body, preserved the vital organs, and put the other parts in separate sacks which he disposed in the early hours of the next day.

The source said while the suspect was disposing of the sacks, another neighbor who saw him and suspected his movements confronted him later in the afternoon about the whereabouts of his roommate.

“The suspect claimed that the deceased has traveled back to Delta State for an urgent business. Not satisfied with his response, the neighbour forced his way into the room and saw bloodstains everywhere. The neighbour held him down and alerted the local vigilante which eventually called the police in to arrest the suspect.
Upon interrogation prior to his being handed over to the police, the suspect confessed that he had sold the vital organs of the deceased to a pastor in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for ritual purposes,” the source said.


Nairaland / General / Nollywood Actress Ify Onwuemene, Dies Of Cancer by gistongist: 12:23pm On May 26
Nollywood Actress, Ify Onwuemene, who was popular for her role in the popular sitcom ‘Everyday People’, has died of cancer.

Her colleague in the film industry, Gloria Anozie-Young, broke the news of her death via her Facebook page. Gloria in her post wrote

“With a deep sense of loss but total submission to God Almighty, we regret to announce that IFEY ONWUEMENE has gone to be with the Lord.

“IFEY ONWUEME was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Her womb was removed, but she has been battling the ailment for many years now.

“In 2019, even after eight sessions of chemotherapy, the doctors told her she had reached stage 4. However, we are not sure if she was given the wrong diagnosis or being treated with the wrong chemo, because she still felt pains on her upper abdomen and her tummy bloated.

“Ify spent more than N10m, being helped with donations by her fellow actors and other Nigerians. A GoFundme account was opened for her, but it did not yield much. She had to go for draining every two weeks at a cost of N280,000, but only 3 litres of liquid can be removed at a time so that her heart is not affected.

“IFEY has finally gone to rest, today 25th May 2021. May her soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.”
Gloria added that burial arrangements would be released by the family of the deceased.


Nairaland / General / 25 Year Old Man Who Provides Medical Services To Armed Bandits Arrested by gistongist: 12:07pm On May 26
Men of the Katsina state police command Nigeria Police Force, NPF in Katsina State have arrested suspected fake health personnel who specialized in treating wounded bandits in Katsina forest.

The suspect, simply identified as Musa Shamsudin, an indigene of Kogi state but residing at Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State, was paraded along with other suspected criminals at the command headquarters on Tuesday, May 25.

According to the Police spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, the arrested fake medical personnel is suspected always going into the forest to treat sick and wounded bandits.


Nairaland / General / Zhang Yiming, CEO Of Tiktok Resigns With A Net Worth Of $44bn by gistongist: 12:56pm On May 25
Tiktok CEO, Zhang Yiming, resigns with a net worth of $44bn to read books and daydream

The 30th richest person in the world and CEO of video-sharing social networking service, Byte Dance, parent company of TikTok, Zhang Yiming, says he’s resigning to create more time for him to read books and daydream.

According to Celebrity NetWorth, Zhang with a net worth of $44 billion announced on Monday, May 24, in an official letter to his employees, said he lacked some skills that’d make him an ideal manager.

“The truth is, I lack some of the skills that make an ideal manager. Similarly, I’m not very social, preferring solitary activities like being online, reading, listening to music, and daydreaming about what may be possible.,” he said. Yiming will step down at the end of the year to focus on long-term strategy


Nairaland / General / DMW In-house DJ, Ecool And His Partner Throws Baby Shower by gistongist: 12:49pm On May 25
Official DJ, ECool, and his beautiful partner, Joyce, will be welcoming their first child together sooner than later. As the soon-to-be parents prepare to welcome their little one, they threw a beautiful baby shower which was attended by friends and close family members.

ECool announced this on his Instagram page with a picture of himself and his heavily pregnant lady who was all smiles in the cute lovely pictures posted on social media.

Sharing the pictures, an excited ECool teasingly wrote “baby loading”.


Nairaland / General / Bobrisky Hangs Out With MC Oluomo’s Wealthy Girlfriend Ehi Ogbebor In Her Luxuri by gistongist: 12:13pm On May 25
Wealthy interior designer and MC Oluomo’s lover, Ehi Ogbebor, recently gave members of the internet community something to talk about after flooding her Instagram page with some fun videos.

The top businesswoman hosted some of her friends to a lovely house party at her much-talked-about luxurious mansion. An excited Ehi posted videos on her page showing the moment each invited friend arrived at her house.

Wealthy interior designer and MC Oluomo’s lover, Ehi Ogbebor, recently gave members of the internet community something to talk about after flooding her Instagram page with some fun videos.

The top businesswoman hosted some of her friends to a lovely house party at her much-talked-about luxurious mansion. An excited Ehi posted videos on her page showing the moment each invited friend arrived at her house.


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Nairaland / General / Fans Hail Actor Mike Ezuruonye As He Sprays Actress Ngozi Ezeonu With Money by gistongist: 1:16pm On May 24
Actor Mike Ezuruonye recently showed how he felt about veteran actress Ngozi Ezeonu, Mike shared a video showing the moment he hung out with the actress and their colleagues. The actor described Ngozi as a blessing to him and his colleagues.

The actor shared the video on his Instagram, showing moments he was spraying the actress money. The actors seemed to be on a movie set as some of their colleagues were also spotted in the video. The movie stars were hanging out at a place that looked like a bar.

In the video, as music blared from the speaker, actress Ngozi was seated while Mike stood behind her with naira notes in his hands. As he danced to the music, he was spraying the veteran actress who seemed to be pleased as she was spotted smiling. In the caption that accompanied the video, Mike described Ngozi as an icon, noting that she is a blessing to him and his colleagues.


Nairaland / General / Bbnaija’s Dorathy Bachor Buys Her Sister, Cynthia A Car As Birthday Gift by gistongist: 12:44pm On May 24
Big Brother Naija star, Dorathy Bachor has gifted her sister Cynthia a car as birthday gift.

The reality show star shared a video of the car gift to her sister who turned a year older today May 24, on her Snapchat account.

Dorathy who also wrote a heartfelt birthday message to her sister, described her as her “doppelganger” and further listed all she taught her.

You taught me to always try other options when one thing doesn’t work out for me, you always stood by every crazy decision I made,You literally put your life and career on hold just to push mine.

We’d always assure each other that things will get better and I couldn’t have asked for a better sister

I love you to the ends of the earth and I’m sure papa is proud of how far we’ve grown together. Happy birthday my doppelgänger


Nairaland / General / Fela’s Eldest Child Yeni Kuti Clocks 60 In Style by gistongist: 12:36pm On May 24
It is indeed a beautiful day for the family members of late afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, as they all witness a significant birthday of one of their own, Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti. Yeni, who is the oldest child of the much-loved music legend, clocked the age of 60 on Monday, May 24. Interestingly, the ever-energetic woman who used to be a dancer for her late dad looks almost nothing like her old age.

The eldest daughter of late Fela Kuti hit the studio for some awe-inspiring photos to mark the new age.

The celebrant rocked several outfits and beautifully styled her grey-coloured hair in all the pictures. See one of the photos spotted on her Instagram page below: Yeni was also joined by her brother, Femi, in the studio for an adorable siblings photo shoot.


Nairaland / General / Oyo Traditional Rulers, Religious Leaders, Others Petition Presidency by gistongist: 11:26am On May 24
Traditional rulers, religious leaders and political leaders of Ibarapa community of Oyo State have petitioned the presidency and the Special Security Committee of the House of Representatives over incessant incidences of kidnappings and killings that have penetrated their community.

The member, representing Ibarapa Central/ Ibarapa North Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Ajibola Muraina presented the petition on behalf of traditional rulers, opinion leaders, religious leaders, youths, women, students, professionals, traders, farmers, political leaders and the entire Ibarapa community of Oyo State.

Giving a chronology of the incidents and the victims since March 2015 to May 2022 in his statements, the lawmaker appealed to the authorities to investigate and ensure that the perpetrators be arrested and brought book.

He said many motions presented to the House on the issue were yet to yield any positive results. Muraina also requested that the victims of the sad incidences be adequately compensated by the federal government. The prayers were contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Olubunmi Sodipo and made available to Vanguard in Abuja on Sunday.

He said many motions presented to the House on the issue were yet to yield any positive results. Muraina also requested that the victims of the sad incidences be adequately compensated by the federal government. The prayers were contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Olubunmi Sodipo and made available to Vanguard in Abuja on Sunday.


Nairaland / General / Celebrities Attack Naira Marley Over Controversial Post by gistongist: 4:54pm On May 21
Contoversial musician Fashola Azeez AKA Naira Marley has been under fire for a post on his Instagram story.

Naira Marley posted he would love to have an intimate time with a mother and daughter.

This remark has generated lots of reactions from many Nigerians, celebrities included.

However, after he made this reaction from loads of people, he went ahead to call those who criticised him, hypocrites.

Defending his action, he says he has a “right to party”, as long as it’s “consensual and legal”


Nairaland / General / Owner Of Glass House Club, 15 Others Napped By EFCC Over Yahoo Yahoo by gistongist: 12:01pm On May 21
A club owner, Mr Emeke Williams Kingsley and fourteen other suspects, have been arrested by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Lagos, for Internet fraud.

Kingsley is the owner of Glass House, a club in the Abule Egba area of the state.

He was arrested alongside Adesoye Hussain Kehinde, Seun Joseph Adefala, Adebayo Gbadebo, Adebogun Olumuyiwa Adebowale, Aruna Ikoghane Odunayo, Israel Oluwatoyin.

Others are Junaid Idris Oladimeji, John Nnachi Ugochukwu, Oluwadare Olaiyan Aboderin, Ridwan Temitope Dada, Amosu Johnson Toby, Jimoh Kazeem Tunde, Oyemade Michael and Akeem Dada.

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren in a statement said they were all arrested at the club.

“The operation followed credible intelligence gathered about their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud.

“Items recovered from them include cars, mobile phones and laptop computer.

“The suspects will soon be charged to court, the statement concluded,” Mr Uwujaren stated.


Nairaland / General / Hate Crime Law: Biden Signs To Protect Asian Americans From Further Attack by gistongist: 11:39am On May 21
President Joe Biden has signed a hate crimes law Thursday aimed at protecting Asian Americans who have suffered a surge in attacks during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Racism, Biden told Asian American politicians and senior members of Congress in a packed room at the White House, is “an ugly poison that has long plagued our nation.”

Reeling off a list of violent incidents, which took place against a backdrop of anti-Chinese sentiment linked to the pandemic, Biden said the Asian American community had been made a “scapegoat.”

“Too many Asian Americans have been waking up this past year genuinely fearing for their safety, just opening their door and walking down the street,” he noted.

“Stop AAPI Hate, an activist group, says there were 6,603 hate incidents — mostly verbal insults — in the year from March 2020, but many more were likely not reported to police”.

Going unmentioned by Biden was that his predecessor Donald Trump would frequently refer to the coronavirus as “the China virus” and “kung flu” — racist-tinged phrases that quickly became part of the right-wing lexicon.


Nairaland / General / New York Ag’s Office Opens Criminal Probe Into Trump Organization by gistongist: 1:11pm On May 19
The New York attorney general’s office said Tuesday that it is pursuing a criminal investigation into the Trump Organization, in addition to the ongoing civil probe.

“We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the organization is no longer purely civil in nature. We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA. We have no additional comment at this time,” Fabien Levy, a spokesperson for the office, said in a statement.

Attorney General Letitia James has been at the forefront of legal action against former President Donald Trump’s family business.

The Trump Organization investigation stemmed from allegations made by Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen, who alleged when he testified to Congress in 2019 that Trump had deliberately provided incorrect valuations of assets in official documents, NBC News has previously reported, citing a source familiar with the investigation.

James’ yearslong probe into Trump’s charitable foundation led to its dissolution in 2018. More recently, her investigation into whether Trump’s business had inflated the value of its assets for the purposes of tax breaks and loans came to a head in October when Eric Trump, the president’s son and an executive at his business, sat for a pre-election deposition.

A representative from the Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment


Nairaland / General / Suspected Yahoo Boy Declared Wanted For Allegedly Defiling 6-year-old Girl by gistongist: 1:01pm On May 19
A suspected internet fraudster identified as Friday Billions, has been decelared wanted by the police for alleged defilement of a 6-year-old in Delta state.

Human rights activist, Comrade Israel Joe, who disclosed this on Tuesday, May 18, said the incident happened in Orhuvworun/Usiefrun community, Udu Local Government Area of the state. The suspect has been on the run after allegedly committing the crime.

One Friday Billions has allegedly defiled a 6 years old girl in Orhuvworun/Usiefrun community of Udu Local Government Area of Delta state. The little girl started drying up after the incident and the alleged internet fraudster have been on the run since the incident occurred. Indecent Assault have been alleged instead of Defilement.

We wish to thank the DPO Ovwian/Aladja Divisional Headquarters for his firmness on this matter as we put the public on notice about this incident. The whereabout of the suspect is still unknown as his mother has allegedly boast of getting his son out of the hook.

We also wish to thank the coordinator of Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) Orhuvworun/Usiefrun Comr. Jokpa and his team for following up this matter.


Nairaland / General / Popular Actress Reveals How She Was Sexually Abused At Age 8 by gistongist: 1:03pm On May 17
Veteran Nollywood Actress, Stella Damasus has revealed she was sexually molested at the age of eight.

According to her, she could not talk about it for years because of how society looks at victims of rape.

Advising parents and society to do more to protect children, the actress said: “I was sexually molested at the age of 8 by someone who was supposed to be related to me. I could not tell anyone because it traumatized me.

“I knew what happened to those who spoke on my behalf, some people called me names like prostitutes.

“It is painful it took me till when I was 30 plus before I could deal with the trauma from it
“Imagine what young girls are going through but we as a society don’t do enough to protect our children and we should do better.”


Nairaland / General / Nigerian Star, Oshoala Becomes First Female African Player To Win UCL by gistongist: 10:37am On May 17
Nigerian football sensation, Asisat Oshoala, put in a brilliant display in Barcelona Femeni historic Women’s Champions League triumph on Sunday.

The Blaugranes lift the trophy after 4-0 annihilation of Chelsea.

The triumph is the first Champions League title for Barcelona Femeni and Oshoala became the first African woman to win the trophy.

Lluis Cortes’ girls took Chelsea apart with some blistering football at the Gamla Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Melanie Leupolz netted a freak own goal 33 seconds into the one-sided first 45 minutes.



Despite not getting on the score sheet, Lieke Mertens, the 2017 UEFA and FIFA women’s player of the year, was simply unplayable. The midfielder contributed to three of the four goals her side netted.

After making it 2-0 with a controversial spot kick, Alexia Putellas put a sensational pass through to Aitana Bonmati, who scored the third.

A glorious run from Martens ended with a tap-in for Caroline Graham Hansen to compound Chelsea’s woes in the first half.

Chelsea came into the second half firing on all cylinders but were successfully kept at bay by the Blaugranes.

Oshoala came off the bench in 71st minute for Jennifer Hermoso. The Super Falcons captain scored in added time but the goal was ruled offside.

Barcelona Femeni clinched their league title last Sunday with eight games remaining. They have won all 26 Primera Division games this season.


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Nairaland / General / Buhari’s Son-in-law, Two Others Wanted For $65m Fraud by gistongist: 4:44pm On May 14
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has declared Gimba Yau Kumo, son-in-law to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), wanted for alleged $65 million fraud.

Kumo, a former Managing Director, Federal Mortgage Bank, got married to Buhari’s daughter in October 2016 in Daura, Katsina State.

The commission in a notice published on its website said Kumo was wanted alongside Tarry Rufus and Bola Ogunsola over alleged misappropriation and dispersion of national housing fund.

The notice was signed by the ICPC spokesperson, Mrs Azuka Ogugua.

It read, “The persons whose pictures appear above, Mr Tarry Rufus, Mr Gimba Yau Kumo and Mr Bola Ogunsola, are hereby declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission in connection with issues bordering on misappropriation of National Housing Funds and diversion of the sum of $65m.

“Anyone who has useful information on their whereabouts should report to ICPC Headquarters, Abuja, any of the ICPC State Offices or the nearest police station.”

Kumo’s tenure at FMBN was characterised by allegations of corruption.

He and three others allegedly paid themselves outrageous severance packages at the end of their tenure in October 2014.

In April, the senate committee on public accounts summoned Kumo to explain the alleged irregular award of N3 billion contract when he was still at the bank.


Nairaland / General / Kidnappers Demands N30m Ransom To Release Deeper Bible Life Pastor by gistongist: 12:42pm On May 14
Kidnappers of a Deeper Life Pastor, Otamayomi Ogedengbe, have demanded a ransom payment of N30m.

The kidnappers were said to have contacted the family on Wednesday night.

A family member said the kidnappers refused to yield below N30m.

Pastor Ogedengbe was abducted on Monday evening after conducting Bible study at Irese area of Akure.
His wife, Yinka, said the kidnappers shot into the air before taking him away.

She noted that her husband health status is fragile


Nairaland / General / Buhari’s Son-in-law Declared Wante, See Why by gistongist: 10:38am On May 14
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has declared President Muhammadu Buhari’s son-in-law, Gimba Yau Kumo, and two others wanted.

Mr. Kumo, a former Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, tied the knot with Buhari’s second daughter, Fatima, in 2016.

They are wanted over the diversion and misappropriation of $65 million National Housing fund.

He was declared wanted by the ICPC on Thursday alongside Mr. Tarry Rufus and Mr. Bola Ogunsola over misappropriation and diversion of $65 million National Housing fund.

According to a statement signed by the ICPC spokesperson, Azuka C. Ogugua, the Commission urged the public to provide information about the whereabouts of Mr. Kumo and his cohort.


Nairaland / General / Akwa Ibom Police Command Set To Parade Killer Of Uyo Job-seeker by gistongist: 10:23am On May 14
Akwa Ibom State Police Command has concluded plans to parade Uduak Frank Akpan, the suspected killer of a job seeker in the state, Iniubong Umoren, on Friday.

The state Commissioner of Police, CP Andrew Amiengheme, has also debunked reports circulating that the suspect committed suicide while in custody.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, disclosed that the reason behind the move was to dismiss rumour of the death of the suspected killer in police custody.

He further lamented that the people are frustrating police’s efforts, and that it is not possible for the police to allow a suspect to commit suicide in detention.

He said, “How can we allow him to commit suicide? How can he hang himself by tying his trousers to the metal frame of his cell door? How?”

Gistongist has earlier reported that the victim had gone missing while attending a job interview in Akwa Ibom last Thursday after she tweeted via her handle, @HinyHumoren, that she needed a job and some persons had suggested prospective employers to her.

However, the news of her death broke out on social media as one of her friends disclosed on Twitter in the early hours of Sunday that Humoren was raped and killed by one Uduak Frank Akpan.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Andrew Amiengheme, has debunked reports circulating that the suspect committed suicide while in custody.

The police commissioner described the rumour as the figment of the writer’s imagination, noting that the police would not be distracted with speculations.


Nairaland / General / Funeral Arrangement:akwa Ibom Job-seeker, Ini Umoren To Be Laid To Rest On Frida by gistongist: 7:58pm On May 11
The funeral arrangement for Murdered Akwa Ibom job-seeker, Iniubong Ephraim Umoren has been announced.

According to the obituary, a funeral ceremony for Ini will take place on Friday, May 14th at her compound in Nung Ita Ikot Obio Enin Atai in Akwa Ibom.

The 26-year-old, who graduated from the Department of Philosophy, University of Uyo, with a CGPA of 4.12, was raped and brutally killed after a man lured her on social media with a fake job interview.


Nairaland / General / The Sultan Of Sokoto Urges Muslims To Be On The Watch Out For The New Moon by gistongist: 6:15pm On May 11
The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has advised Muslim faithful to be on the watch out for the crescent (moon) today.

The Sultan gave the order in a statement issued by the NSCIA Deputy Secretary-General, Prof. Salisu Shehu.

“If the crescent is actually sighted by informed persons on Tuesday night and His Eminence is so advised by the experts, he would address the press to declare Wednesday, May 12, as the first day of Shawwal (Eid day).

“If, however, the crescent is not sighted on Tuesday night, Thursday, May 13, automatically becomes the first of Shawwal, 1442 AH (Eid day),” he said.

The sighting of the moon of Shawwal marks the end of the Ramadan fasting period and ushers in the Eid-ul-fitri celebrations.

source: https://gistongist.com/the-sultan-of-sokoto-urges-muslims-to-be-on-the-watch-out-for-the-new-moon/

Nairaland / General / Tears As Pastor Dare Adeboye Is Laid To Rest by gistongist: 5:52pm On May 11
Tears , whimpering sobs and free flow of emotions on Tuesday afternoon as the remains of Pastor Dare Adeboye was laid to rest.

The cleric was buried after a Farewell Service at the Youth Centre, Redemption Camp, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. In attendance at the farewell service were his wife, Temiloluwa; his three daughters; his brother, Leke Adeboye, other siblings; the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo; his wife, Faith; as well as his son, Pastor David Oyedepo Jr.

Dare was later buried in the presence of friends, family and church members.

Pastor Dare, the third child of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, died last Wednesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was based with his family. The 42-year-old was the Assistant Pastor in charge of Region (Youth) 35 before his death. He was father to three daughters.

His death shocked the whole world as well-meaning persons including presidents, governors, and personalities condoled the 79-year-old general overseer and his wife over the death of their son.

Temiloluwa had last night during a night of tribute for her late husband said he was not afraid of death, adding that she was sure the late cleric was in heaven.

source: https://gistongist.com/tears-as-pastor-dare-adeboye-is-laid-to-rest/

Nairaland / General / Ebuka Obi Uchendu To Return As Season 6 Host by gistongist: 4:13pm On May 11
Ebuka revealed that he is returning as the host of the reality TV show for the fifth time.

He confirmed this on his verified social media pages on Monday, May 10 when he shared a picture of himself looking sharp and elegant in a suit with the caption, “Well, guess who’s returning as the host of the next season of #BBNaija. Let’s go again, guys!!!”

Media personality and BBNaija ex-housemate, Ebuka Obi Uchendu has hosted the previous four seasons of Big Brother Naija.


Nairaland / General / Members Of Shareholders Applauds Sterling Bank’s Improved Performance by gistongist: 1:37pm On May 07
Financial Upgrade: Members of Shareholders applauds Sterling Bank’s improved performance

Shareholders of Sterling Bank Plc have praised its board and management for the remarkable display of resilience, improved financial performance and returns on investment in 2020 despite the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global and local economic environment.

They also approved resolutions for the declaration of a dividend of five kobo per share, the election of directors, remuneration of auditors, and the election of shareholders’ representatives on the statutory audit committee.

The shareholders gave the commendation and approved recommendations at the 59th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the bank held by proxy in Lagos on Thursday, 6th May, 2021 and streamed live across digital platforms. The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) had approved attendance at the AGM by proxy due to restrictions on large gathering in order to curb further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commenting on the bank’s performance, Mr Matthew Akinlade, President of Nigeria Solidarity Shareholders Association (NSSA), laud the bank for consistently improving on its earnings per share in the last five years.

Mrs Bisi Bakare, National Coordinator of Pragmatic Shareholders Association also congratulated the bank for another successful year. She applauded the Board and Management for the significant growth in total assets and deposit base, improved retained earnings, increased profit before tax and reduced operating costs and non-performing loans.

Mr Boniface Okezie, National Chairman of Progressive Shareholders Association, also commended the bank for its achievement in a pandemic year. He appreciated the bank’s management for the consistent dividend payout while urging it to continue to pursue its repositioning strategies aggressively to ensure it competes favourably in the industry.


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