Thursday, 14 April 2016

Spoon na Spoon weather silver or wood even rubber

If you are born with silver spoon congratulations but if not take up a wood,stone, or metal and carve out your own

Robbers disguise as patients, attack Lagos hospital

Robbers disguise as
patients, attack Lagos

Five suspected armed robbers, who
disguised as patients, have attacked
a private hospital in the Shibiri,
Ajangbadi area of Lagos State,
carting away valuables.
PUNCH Metro learnt that while three
of the robbers escaped, two suspects
– Babatunde Bamidele and Idowu
Balogun – were apprehended and
taken to the Ajangbadi Police
Our correspondent gathered that
the incident occurred on Tuesday
around 10pm.
The Lagos State Commissioner of
Police, Fatai Owoseni, who did not
disclose the name of the hospital (to
protect it from reprisals), confirmed
the incident, saying efforts were on
to apprehend the fleeing gang
PUNCH Metro learnt that the five
robbers had posed as patients and
requested to see the doctor.
It was said that Bamidele and
Balogun stayed at the hospital’s
gates, while one Yusuf and Ahmed,
said to be among those at large,
entered the doctor’s office, feigning
to be patients who needed medical
It was learnt that the three,
however, robbed the doctor of
money and phones, which they
passed to the duo at the gate.
Our correspondent learnt that while
the robbery went on, a distress call
was put across by a patient to the
police, and the operatives stormed
the scene.
The two men at the gate were said
to have been arrested, while the
others fled the hospital.
Speaking with PUNCH Metro , 32-year-
old Bamidele, who hails from the
Lagos Island, said it was Ahmed
who invited him “for the job”,
adding that he was given the
doctor’s phones to keep during the

Footballer Didier Drogba said Thursday he would take legal action against Britain's Daily Mail newspaper

London, United Kingdom - Footballer Didier

Drogba said Thursday he would take legal
action against Britain's Daily Mail newspaper
after it published allegations that most of the
money raised by his charity in Britain was not
going to good causes.
The newspaper reported that less than one
percent of over £1.7 million (2.1 million euros,
$2.4 million) raised by Drogba's charity in the
past five years had gone to help children in
the former Chelsea star's homeland of Ivory
It claimed that most of the donations to the
Didier Drogba Foundation had been spent on
glitzy events for celebrity supporters or was
sitting untouched in bank accounts.
Only £14,115 of the cash raised in Britain was
reportedly spent on good causes, the paper
But Drogba -- currently under contract with
Canadian Major League Soccer team Montreal
Impact -- hit back, saying the report had
caused an "untold amount of damage".
"Despite sending legal letters and 67 pages
worth of documents advising the Daily Mail
that their information was factually incorrect
and libellous, they have decided to ignore the
facts so I am issuing legal proceedings
against them today," the footballer said in a
statement issued by his publicist in London.
"There is no fraud, no corruption, no
mismanagement, no lies, no impropriety."
The Charity Commission, Britain's official
charities watchdog, confirmed it would
investigate the claims after being contacted
by the Mail, saying it had "serious regulatory
"The commission has concerns about the
administration of the charity and the oversight
provided by trustees, all of whom appear to
live abroad, as well as allegations that the
charity has provided misleading information to
donors and the public," chief operating officer
David Holdsworth said.
"Further, the charity has raised and
accumulated significant sums of money that
have not yet been spent and further
information is required over the plans to
spend those funds," he added.

The referee for Tottenham's game at Stoke on Monday has been switched because he lives in Leicester.

The referee for Tottenham's game at Stoke on
Monday has been switched because he lives in

With leaders Leicester City leading Spurs by
seven points with five Premier League matches
remaining officials felt it was best that Kevin
Friend did not take charge of the game.
The Professional Game Match Officials Limited
said the change was made to avoid adding an
"extra scrutiny on the refereeing appointment"
around Friend, who lives in Leicester and has
been to games at the King Power Stadium.
While there is no suggestion of any question over
the official's integrity in his impartial position,
the PGMOL, which does not select Friend for
matches involving his hometown club, felt given
the circumstances it was sensible to move him
to another fixture.
A statement read: "PGMOL has made the
decision to change the referee for the match
between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur as
Kevin Friend, initially selected for the game, is
from Leicester and has attended matches at
Leicester City in a personal capacity.
"Given the timing and context of this match, it
was felt unnecessary to add extra scrutiny on
the refereeing appointment.
"Neil Swarbrick will referee the match and Friend
will referee Newcastle United v Manchester

Aregbesola calls on Buhari to probe N5.8trillion crude oil theft

Aregbesola calls on Buhari to
probe N5.8trillion crude oil

– Gov Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state has
urged the federal government to investigate
N5.8trillion oil theft under the
PDP administration
–  “As we are condemning corruption, we
should also charge ourselves to be
productive. We should be able to earn our
living as a people.”
Rauf Aregbesola, the governor of Osun state,
has called on President Muhammadu Buhari
to establish a commission of inquiry to probe
those guilty of crude oil theft worth up to
N5.8 trillion under Goodluck Jonathan-led
The governor made this know during
his meeting with members of the Committee
for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) on
Wednesday in Osogbo. According to the
governor, the country lost 400,000 barrels of
crude oil daily with the previous
government connivance. Presidency responds British paper
Earlier, the CDHR supporters reportedly
staged a protest against corruption and
current economic crisis, while
its representatives handed over a letter to
Mr Aregbesola with suggestions on the
recovered funds and demands for the
Mr Aregbesola, in his turn, commended the
group for joining President Muhammadu
Buhari in his fight against corruption and
recovering of funds looted from the public
The governor said: “In the middle of 2013 a
party at the helms of affairs of our country told
us that four hundred thousand barrels of
crude oil were stolen on a regular basis for 24
months, we never heard that it stopped for that
period. What we have lost is N5.8 trillion to an
unprotected crude oil theft in 24 months.
We can imagine how many roads, schools and
quality of electricity we could get from such
amount. I am not underestimating your
demands but you still need to add to your
demand requesting how the country lost
400,000 barrels of crude oil everyday.”
He also touched on the issue of poor
productivity in the country saying: “Aside
from corruption, what is actually affecting the
country is low productivity, as we are
condemning corruption, we should also charge
ourselves to be productive.
We should be able to earn our living as a
people. I promise to deliver this your letter to
the President when he comes back from China
and I will let him know how passionate you
are on the war against corruption.”

Duncan Mighty begs President Buhari for political appointment

Barely a year after calling President Buhari
a ‘semi-illiterate’ , Duncan Mighty has
reached out to him for a political
File photo of Duncan Mighty

The popular musician who openly supported
former president Goodluck Jonathan during
his re-election campaign in 2015, didn’t
mince words when he called his opposition,
President Muhammadu Buhari.
Duncan Mighty openly blasted President
Buhari, calling him a ‘semi-illiterate’ among
other names. See a screenshot of his 2015
post below
Looks like Duncan Mighty has eaten the
humble pie as he has written an open letter
to the president, asking for the chance to
put some things right in his administration.
Read what he wrote on his Instagram page
“If u love and want a good Nigeria please
don’t just read and like but also share until it
gets to him. We can make Nigeria great Again
God bless Nigeria.
Dear Mr President,
My Name is DUNCAN MIGHTY a successful
musician who has always exported the good
massages, RHYTHM and vibes of Nigerian
global world. i am also a successful
entrepreneur /business man with remarkable
achievements in Niger Delta.
Today I am the current youth/ Brand
ambassador for FORUM OF COALITION OF
also the Niger Delta Entertainment Youth
My office existence is to channel the minds of
the youth in Niger Delta and South- South in
Diaspora to embrace there Gods given talents
for a greater Nigeria.
Your Excellency Mr President, please I want u
to give me the opportunity to assist your
Government in carrying out youth
empowerment project in Niger Delta as to
enable some of our eligible youths shun social
vises, cultism and face their God’s given talent
for a greater Nigeria of Tomorrow.
Mr President you spoke so much about youth
empowerment but i think one of the best ways
to achieve that is through sports, and talent
capacity building then we have a long way to
go. These are not good times for Nigerian
sports at all. With the Super Eagles failing to
qualify for the 2017 African Cup of Nations
and the lack of stability in the team – constant
change of coach and captain as well as the
not too impressive performance of different
sporting teams representing the country at
different global events in recent times, it is
obvious that the year 2016 has not started
well for Nigerian sports at all. The situation
has been compounded by the refusal or
inability of the National Sports Commission to
make funds available to the country’s sporting
contingents to different competitions in recent
times. This may well be a sign of austere
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It is no longer news that the Federal
Government has been finding it difficult to
navigate through the country’s economic woes
which have been fueled by the free fall in the
global price of oil and worsening exchange
rate. What may be news is that the effect of
these challenges on sports is huge. Recently,
the Nigerian Table Tennis team had to sponsor
itself to a major tournament in Malaysia
because the Nigerian Tables Tennis Federation
and the NSC said there was no money to
sponsor the team.While Segun Toriola,
Haruna Quadri and others paid from their
pockets, Funke Oshonaike angrily withdrew
from the tournament. There is no better
evidence to prove that the country has been
on auto pilot for some months now. This sort
of challenge reminds one of our recent past
where sports was given maximum attention by
a serious government which was committed to
youth empowerment and national integration.
The London Olympics of 2012 was this
disgraceful outing for Team Nigeria. After a
few days of the event, the then Minister of
Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi had to fly to to
London where he gave touching speech at the
camp of the athletes. The athletes were
inspired by his moving speech and they
promised to up their game. Unfortunately, the
entire Team Nigeria still came home without a
single medal. That was a major scandal the
country could not stomach at all. Angered by
this outcome, the Federal Government
summoned a major conference of all sports
stakeholders from across the country and
beyond. Government wanted to hear from
everyone who mattered.
Hundreds of stakeholders gathered at the State
House Banquet Hall (now Conference Centre)
to dialogue with the President. Unlike other
leaders who will just attend the opening
ceremony of such event, make a fantastic
speech and leave, The Federal Government
dedicated a whole day to the summit and
dialogued with the stakeholders for over 7
hours. asked questions, sought clarifications
and demonstrated to everyone present on that
day the willingness and political will to
implement all the decisions and
recommendations put forward.

The Federal government was told to take all
sporting issues personNigeria”
administrators and coaches direct access to
the Presidency. The Federal Government was
told to release funds to beef up infrastructure
for training and ensure early preparation for all
sporting tournaments as well as provision of
world class training camps and facilities. Most
importantly, the Government was told to re-
introduce the reward system and ensure
athletes are rewarded, celebrated and
recognized for any achievements recorded in
sports in order to encourage others and give
them the motivation that Nigeria is worth dying
for. The discussants agreed that the
Presidential handshake policy introduced by
former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2000
with the Super Falcons team which impressed
at the World Cup in that year, had gone a long
way to dampen the morale of athletes across
all sports in the country.
The Federal Government implemented all these
recommendations religiously and within
months, our athletes started bringing home
trophies and medals from across Africa and
beyond. Blessing Okagbare was among the
athletes that made the country proud. She won
silver and bronze medals World Athletic
Championships in Moscow. She won silver
medal in the long jump and came third in the
women’s 200 metres race. The Federal
Government rewarded Blessing Okagbare and
her coach with cash gifts and national
honor. The Government also held a special
dinner for both Falconets and U-17 male
football sides which both conquered the
continent in their respective categories. That
same U-17 side also conquered the world in
far away Dubai. Nigeria won the African Cup of
Nations for the first time in 19 years in South
Africa in February, 2013. Nigeria ended up
with 11 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze medals
at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow,
finishing 8th in the overall ranking.
Federal government did not fail to extend the
same gesture to all the individuals and teams
who made the country proud in different
sporting competitions. Former England
international, Ambassador John Fashanu did
not mince words when he granted an
interview to newsmen and praised
extraordinary feat in sports.

It is on record that the Super Eagles won
Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in South Africa
under this administration. The Super Eagles
equaled the best record Nigeria ever had at the
World Cup in Brazil. The Nations U-17 team
won FIFA U-17 World Cup in UAE. The female
U-20 team won silver in their own World Cup.
Nigeria had the best performance at the
Commonwealth Games and the World Athletics
Championship. I cannot mention the whole
achievements because they are many.