Wednesday, 15 June 2016
The Econonic and Financial Crimes Commission arraigned two suspects, Paul Etim and Okon Edet Okon, on a 2-count charge of illegal dealing in petroleum products, before Justice E.A Obile of the Federal High Court, Calabar, Cross River State on Tuesday, June 14. They were convicted and sentenced to 6 years imprisonment each without an option of fine
Monday, 13 June 2016
Oscar Pistorius' murder case trial begins today as psychologist tells court 'he's a broken man' who shouldn't be jailed'
The Federal government's townhall meeting is presently happening in Akwa Ibom state. Ministers in attendance are Lai Mohammed (Information), Rotimi Amaechi (Transport), Amina Mohammed (Environment), Udoma Udo Udoma (Budget&National planning), Usani Uguru(Niger Delta Affairs). More photos after the cut...
'The only reason these girls have a career is because of Kim's sex tape'- Amber Rose re-ignites feud with the Kardashians
The Governor prayed that Allah Almighty grant the soul of the deceased peace, mercy and forgiveness and also prayed Allah in His infinite Mercy give his children and grandchildren the fortitude to bear the loss. Shortly after the Janazah, the Governor led the Asr prayer at the residence of the deceased.
Shkodran Mustafi scored his first international goal and Bastian Schweinsteiger struck late on as world champions Germany opened their Euro 2016 campaign with a 2-0 victory over Ukraine in Lille.
Mustafi, playing at centre-back with Mats Hummels unfit, headed in midway through the opening 45 minutes at the Stade Pierre-Maur Shkodran Mustafi celebrates his goal with Sami Khedira and Jerome Boateng (AP)
Jerome Boateng cleared a Yevhen Konoplyanka effort off the goal-line before the break as Ukraine enjoyed their best period of the match.
But Joachim Low's men had much more control in the second half, with Toni Kroos hitting the crossbar before substitute Schweinsteiger made the game safe as he netted his first Germany goal in almost five years within three minutes of his introduction.
After losing three of their five matches since a shaky qualification campaign, three points on matchday one – even in unspectacular fashion – will come as a relief to Low ahead of their crucial clash with Poland on Thursday.
German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer then made a fine save from Yevhen Khacheridi and Jerome Boateng made a spectacular clearance off his own line as Ukraine pressed for an equaliser.
However, Schweinsteiger, who had played just 23 minutes since tearing a knee ligament in March, needed just three minutes to make an impact as he slammed home Mesut Ozil's low cross deep into stoppage time.
"I ran so hard in the celebrations that I'm a bit out of breath still," the Manchester United midfielder told ARD.
"It was amazing for that to happen, it's the kind of thing you can only wish for, but the most important thing is the team wins."
Next up for Germany is a heated battle for top spot in Group C with neighbours Poland on Thursday in Paris after the Poles overcame Northern Ireland 1-0 thanks to Arkadiusz Milik's strike earlier on Sunday.
World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew had to name a makeshift back line due to a series of defensive injuries, and that instability was exposed as Neuer kept Ukraine at bay in an entertaining opening 45 minutes.
The giant Bayern Munich goalkeeper flew to his right to turn Sevilla winger Yevhen Konoplyanka's curling effort behind after a slip from Mustafi after just five minutes.
However, the absence of the injured Mats Hummels and Antonio Ruediger played into German hands for the opening goal as Mustafi made the most of his chance to start in their absence with a bullet header from Kroos's free-kick
Gunfire erupted at a gay nightclub in Orlando early on Sunday, causing mass casualties before one suspected gunman was found dead inside, police said.
Police said in a Twitter message that there were "multiple injuries". Local media reported that from seven to as many as 20 people had been shot at the Pulse nightclub, but had no further details.
The nightclub urged patrons to "get out" and "keep running" in a post on its Facebook page.
Several patrons had posted on social media that a gunman was holed up inside and holding hostages. One man who said he was inside the club posted that the shooting broke out around 2 a.m. and that he heard about 40 shots being fired.
Police said they had carried out a "controlled explosion" at the club hours after the shooting broke out, but did not say why that was done. They described the scene as a "fluid situation".
Video posted online showed a large number of police and emergency vehicles outside the nightclub. Bomb sniffing dogs were also on the scene, CNN reported.
Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II who is presently in the US, was presented with the key to the city of Newark, the second largest city in the New York metropolitan area. More photos after the cut...
Florida Senator Bill Nelson said that a claim made by Amaq was not yet confirmed.
Islamic State's Amaq news agency said on Sunday, June 12, that the Islamist militant group was responsible for the shooting that killed at least 50 people in a massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States.
One officer was injured after he was hit in his helmet while exchanging fire with the gunman, police said.
'When you look around & realise the blessings that surround you 🙏🏾❤️ #KiansChristening' Another photo after the cut..
Sunday, 12 June 2016
Probably as a graduation gift, this young man's grandparents packaged $1,000 in 10 pieces and made it look like just $10. It wasn't until he unwrapped it, that he came across the real value. He posted these photos online and wrote, "Grandparents are the best. Ten Ones rolled up like diplomas, Unrolled them & look" See more photos after the cut...