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Chuba Akpom: Nigerian born forward nets winner for Arsenal against MLS All-Stars

Substitute Chuba Akpom netted a late match-winner as Arsenal saw off the MLS All-Stars 2-1 in San Jose on Thursday.



Akpom came off the bench past the hour-mark and he proved to be the difference, scoring from close range with three minutes remaining after big-money recruit Granit Xhaka made his debut for the Premier League giants at Avaya Stadium.


 Scores were level at half-time following Didier Drogba's equaliser at the third time of asking for Kaka and Co., cancelling out Joel Campbell's 11th-minute penalty.

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal boss keen to sign forward before new season

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he wants to add one more attacking player to bolster his ranks before the new Premier League season.


Arsenal's efforts to recruit attacking reinforcements have been thwarted with French club Olympique Lyonnais saying this week that they had rejected a $38.26m bid for striker Alexandre Lacazette.


Wenger's hopes of landing Leicester City's Jamie Vardy earlier in the transfer window were also frustrated when the striker decided to extend his stay at the King Power stadium after being pursued by the North London club.

Nigerian man arrested for hacking into banking system, stealing GH¢25,000

A Nigerian man has been arrested in Ghana after hacking into a bank's electronic mail system and stealing GH¢25,000.


The suspect identified as Godwin Onwuneme Udu was nabbed at Haatso, Ghana on July 19, 2016 after his hacking stunt.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Eugene Nyavor, deputy director in-charge of the Unit disclosed that the bank's management, name withheld, was responsible for Udu's arrest before handing him over to the police.

The suspect is alleged to have transferred the cash from a customer's account, into his personal account in a different bank. Udu had been arrested on his way to withdraw the money.

In Ogun: 10-yr-old girl chained by aunt for stealing N4,000

It's been barely one week since the first reports of a child chained at a church turned up and now, another has been rescued in Ogun State.

After rescuing 9-year-old Korede Taiwo, who was chained up at a Celestial Church in the state, last week, the members of the state police command have rescued a 10-year-old girl from the same dilemma.

The victim identified as Promise Udeh, was reportedly chained up at their Adigbe residence in Abeokuta by her aunt, Chiamaka Okafor.

In Scotland: Police identify over 500 potential victims of online child abuse

Police in Scotland announced on Friday that more than 500 children have been identified as potential victims of online sexual abuse, while 77 people have been charged after a police investigation.


Malcolm Graham, Scotland Assistant Chief Constable, said in Edinburgh that the operation to tackle online child sexual abuse resulted in the identification of more than 500 children, aged between three and 18 years.

He said the children were either victims or potential victims of online predators, as well as the recovery of 30 million images of abuse, which has resulted in the arrest of 77 people.

Graham said that nearly 400 charges have been laid, including rape, sharing indecent images of children and grooming for sexual purposes.

Adekunle Gold, Aramide, BOJ: Singers cover Tush Magazine's 13th issue

Adekunle Gold, Aramide and BOJ made a stylish trio going colourful in prints on the latest cover of Tush Magazine.

The popular singers made the special issue which features just one cover page as against the usual double cover.
The male singers- Adekunle Gold and BOJ- wore indigo print tops paired over white and blue denim respectively while Aramide who was perched in between the guys chose a print dress paired with layered neckpieces, bold face watch and rings wearing braids in a slick side updo complete with smokey eye look and matte red lips.

Iro Lagos: Womenswear brand launches flagship store

Iro Lagos launches flagship store in Lagos!

The womenswear brand launched formally in Nigeria with a garden party in December last year. The womenswear brand is known for their trendy affordable 'iro and buba' pieces taking inspiration from the Western culture with a beautiful blend for creating timeless pieces.

A contemporary fashion label that uses contemporary, western fabrics in making unique Iro and Bubas and Agbayas to give the everyday woman a classic, chic look while embracing her cultural roots.

Lindsay Lohan: Actress spotted smoking despite pregnancy reports

It's getting harder and harder to believe that Lindsay Lohan is actually pregnant although she has made such claims.

The "Mean Girls" actress, 30, hinted at the pregnancy in a since deleted Twitter post in which she wore a fake baby bump from her 2009 film "Labor Pains", writing simply, "I am pregnant."
Although her father, Micheal Lohan, has confirmed that he believes Lohan is actually pregnant, we are finding it very hard to accept.

In Niger Delta: Defence Minister assures troops deployed of improved welfare

The Minister of Defence, retired Brig. Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali has assured troops deployed to the Niger Delta region of improved welfare.


The minister gave the assurance on Friday in Yenagoa, when he addressed officers and men of the Joint Military Force, Operation Delta Safe at its headquarters.

Dan-Ali, accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff, Lt.-Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to ensure welfare of troops deployed to all parts of the country facing security challenges.

Dan-Ali said that plans are on to incorporate beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s Amnesty Programme in the fight against pipeline vandalism and other criminal activities threatening national security and stability.

Boko Haram: Nigerian troops capture more towns from terrorists

Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the North-East have captured Kareto town from Boko Haram terrorists.


This is contained in a statement signed by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman.

Kukasheka said the town was liberated from the insurgents on July 25.

He said the exercise was in continuation with clearance operation of the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists hibernating in remote border towns and villages.

``The gallant troops are stabilising the immediate environment, while others are maintaining blocking positions at various areas,” he said.

Al-Makura: 4 workers shot as NLC President meets Gov over strike

Police in Nasarawa State on Friday allegedly shot four workers as the Nigeria Labour Congress began talks with the State Government over the protracted labour crisis rocking the state.


NLC President Ayuba Wabba told newsmen at the Police Clinic in Lafia that the workers were allegedly shot by a policeman at the gate of the Government House where they had gone to await the outcome of the NLC meeting with Gov. Umaru Al-Makura.

Workers in the state had embarked on an indefinite strike following the decision of the state government to slash their salary by 50 per cent.

According to Wabba, one of the workers has died, while three others, including a lady are being treated for gun shot wounds at the clinic.

Immigration Service: ‎FG deports 3 Koreans over resident documents

The Federal Government says it has deported three Koreans for immigration-related offences and warned expatriates to respect the laws of the land.

This is ‎contained in a statement issued by the Spokesperson of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Ekpedeme King, on Wednesday in Abuja.

It gave the names of those deported as Lee Yoo Song, Lee Byeung Woo and Moon Een Soo.

It said that the Minister of Interior, retired Lt. -Gen. Abdulrahaman Dambazau, in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 45(2) and (3) and 44( 1e) of the Immigration Act 2015 signed the Deportation Order.

Justin Bieber: Pop star reportedly turns down movie role over gay sex scene

As hard as it is to get Justin Bieber to cast a movie role, news reports have revealed that the Pop star just turned down one.

The 22-year-old singer reportedly turned down a role in the movie, "Uber Girl," because of a gay sex scene he is supposed to be involved in.
Bieber was offered the role of a pop star in the movie treatment making the rounds in Hollywood, he turned it down, hoping for a major rewrite.

Ubi Franklin: Label manager congratulates Iyanya on new signing

Barely minutes after Iyanya announced his new signing with Temple Management Company, former partner, Ubi Franklin has congratulated him, ruining any speculations of a feud between the two.

The singer made the announcement via his Instagram page yesterday, July 27, 2016, adding that his new album would be released under his new label.
Its unclear if the label actually belongs to Iyanya who has expressed plans to floating his own record label, but Ubi who has confirmed his support of the singer's plans, made sure to repost the Instagram post and as well as congratulate him.

In Lagos: Militants invade community, 3 policemen shot in gun battle

Some suspected militants on Tuesday, July 26 reportedly had a seven-hour face off with police officers in the Igando area of Lagos State.


Three policemen attached to the Igando Police Division and two residents identified as Baba Victor and Adedokun were wounded in the gun battle, Punch reports.

The gunmen were said to have stormed the community around 6a.m through the waterways behind the Pacific Estate, Ikejiobi Avenue, Ewedogbon - they looted shops in the estate.

The police officers swung into action shortly after the incident was reported. One of them was shot in the head during the shootout but survived the attack, report said.

Boko Haram: 134 starved children may die daily in Borno - Unicef warns

The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (Unicef) has disclosed that about a quarter of a million displaced children in Borno State are suffering from severe malnutrition.


The agency said it found people without water, food or sanitation in areas formerly in control of the Boko Haram terrorists, warning that tens of thousands of them may die if not urgently treated.

An international charity group, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), had, last month, said that the condition of the Internally Displaced Persons in Bama camp, where 24, 0000 are living, is a catastrophic humanitarian emergency.

Budget Padding Scandal: Reps invite EFCC, ICPC to probe Dogara, Jibrin, others

Following the budget padding allegations leveled against the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal officers, the low chamber has said it will investigate the shocking revelations.


The sacked former Chairman, Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin of the House had alleged that Dogara and others plotted to insert over N284 billion in the 2016 budget in the name of constituency  projects among others.

The other accused officers are the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Yusuff Lasun; the Chief Whip, Mr. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa; and the Minority Leader, Mr. Leo Ogor.

National Anthem Disgrace: Ambassadorial nominees fail to excel at recitation

Two ambassadorial nominees have made the headlines for failing to excel at the recitation of the Nigerian National Anthem.


According to multiple reports, the Anambra State nominee, Vivian Nwunaku Okeke and her counterpart from Niger State, Ibrahim Isa failed woefully in reciting the Nigerian national anthem.

According to a report by Daily Trust, the screening of the ambassadorial nominees took a dramatic turn when Okeke and Isa couldn't recite the National anthem and pledge properly.

The report revealed further that when the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, asked the nominees, to recite the national anthem, they didn't only mix it up but were saved by Senator James Manager of the Delta South Constituency.

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