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Murder of Nigerian artiste, daughter: Danish husband remanded in prison custody (Vanguard)

Peter Nielsen, the 53-year-old Danish man alleged to have murdered his Nigerian wife and daughter, on April 5, 2018, at their residence in Banana Island, Ikoyi Lagos has been remanded in the Ikoyi prison.He was arraigned before the Yaba court…

I’ll demystify incumbency, defeat Buhari in 2019 – Baba-Ahmed (SUN)

A former senator from Kaduna State and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, on Tuesday, boasted that he would defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s presidential election. Baba-Ahmed welcomed President Buhari’s…

Osinbajo presides over FEC as Information Ministry presents scorecard (Punch)

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council as the Federal Ministries of Information and Culture, as well as Women Affairs, briefed the Council on their activities since November 2015 till today. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that…

Pep reveals what he told the referee before he was sent off (Standardmedia)

Second-leg of the Champions League quarter-finals last Tuesday saw a mouthwatering clash between Manchester City and Liverpool. The Jurgen Klopp’s led side extended their first-leg form to the second-leg winning the tie on a 5-1 aggregate. Liverpool won 3-0 in…

I’ve made over N100m from kidnapping, says herdsman in Edo (Vanguard)

The Edo State Police Command, yesterday, paraded a notorious kidnapper, Muritala Umaru, who confessed to have made over N100 million from kidnapping. Umaru, who also is a herdsman, was apprehended with an AK-47 rifle, breech number KO340119 and 10 rounds of…

Naomi Campbell reflects on Arise Fashion Week (ThisDay)

Last week, Naomi Campbell visited Lagos in honour of Arise Fashion Week and BBK Africa’s Homecoming – the music festival that played host to the African diaspora including Skepta, Wiz Kid and J Hus. “The energy was amazing,” she recounted…

S.Africa bids emotional farewell to ‘Mama Winnie’ Mandela (Dailymail)

Thousands of mourners flocked Wednesday to the heart of South Africa’s sprawling Soweto township, a centre of anti-apartheid resistance, to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela’s former wife and struggle hero Winnie Mandela. Her grandson Bambatha Mandela described Winnie, who died…

Cameroon athletes vanish from Commonwealth Games (Guardian)

A total of eight athletes from conflict-hit Cameroon are now missing from the Commonwealth Games in Australia, team officials said Wednesday. Three weightlifters and two boxers were initially reported to Australian police after not being seen since Tuesday, triggering suspicion…

How Roma sent Barca out after miracle comeback (Punch)

Kostas Manolas sent Roma through to the semi-finals of the Champions League after an incredible 3-0 victory over Barcelona at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday saw them overhaul a 4-1 first-leg deficit and advance on away goals. The superb Edin…

More than 250 killed in Algerian military plane crash (Reuters)

More than 250 people were killed when a military plane crashed in a field outside Algeria’s capital on Wednesday, state media said, in the country’s worst air disaster. Television footage showed crowds and emergency vehicles massing around the smoking and…

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