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44-year-old Singaporean woman jailed for helping her Malaysia-based Nigerian boyfriend receive money from scams

An unemployed Singaporean woman was on Wednesday, Aug 30 sentenced to 29 months in jail for knowingly helping her Nigerian boyfriend receive money from scams.

Hasanah Abdullah, now 44, pleaded guilty to two counts each of assisting another person to retain benefits of criminal conduct, removing the ill-gotten gains out of Singapore and dishonestly receiving stolen property. She also earned a commission for assisting him in his criminal activities.

Nineteen other charges, mainly for similar offences, were taken into consideration during sentencing.

Hasanah, who committed the offences between April 2014 and June 2015, moved to Malaysia in 2013 and fell in love with Richard Osaza after meeting him there.

In December 2013, he asked her to provide him with bank accounts in Singapore to receive monies on his behalf - purportedly for his clothing business.

However, when she asked, he was unable to show her any proof of it. Despite this, she agreed to help, and allowed him to use her bank ac…

Madonna moves to Portugal to be with her 11-year old son that plays football

Music legend,  Madonna has moved to Lisbon, Portugal, to be with her 11-year-old adopted  son, David Banda who has just joined the youth academy at Benfica football club .

According to reports, Madonna has been staying in a Lisbon hotel, while a house she bought in a nearby village called Sintra is currently undergoing renovation.

Her son, David is 1 of 4 children the she adopted from Malawi back in 2006.

He came through trials at the Portuguese club in the spring and is currently living at the club's youth academy at Seixal in Lisbon's suburbs. He will attend Lisbon's French lycee when schools return next month.

Meet Conor McGregor's very glamorous sisters who are edging into the spotlight for their lavish lifestyles (Photos)

While Conor McGregor who makes a living from being punched is celebrating his most lucrative defeat which earned a whopping sum of  £77M, when he lost to Floyd Mayweather, his glamorous sisters, Erin and Aoife are also busy edging into the spotlight. 
The beautiful blonde sisters have been enjoying lavish parties with their brother in Vegas. They were spotted at a pool party at the Aria Resort & Casino on Sunday in Team McGregor swimsuits, Erin was pictured quaffing champagne direct from a gold bottle at the Encore Beach Club.

The glamorous pair who are popular on social media for regularly flaunting their enviable lifestyle on Instagram have a combined followers of more than 125,000.

They share photos of themselves flaunting their designer gear from labels such as Chloe, Gucci and Christian Louboutin among many others. Erin and Aoife also travel lavishly for high-class parties.

More photos below..

Bobrisky slays in new make-up photos as he celebrates 26th birthday

Bobrisky has gone premium (Pay for view) on Snapchat but is still sharing little deets of his life on Instagram. He posted some new make-up photos of himself on his 26th birthday on Thursday. He said he bought 1 cow, 2 big rams and will be feeding 500 people today in continuation of his birthday celebration. Read what he wrote below: "Still my birthday ????. Let me tell u guys my plan. I bought 1 cow and two big rams ?.Over 4 catering services are coming to cook tommorrow. Am feeding over 500 people and also giving them money and drinks cos am still celebrating my birthday ?. Then next week Friday am having a classic dinner with important guest at intercontinental hotel".

Heroic Doctor performs emergency surgery on a 16-year-old boy inside Hurricane Harvey

Dr. Stephen Kimmel, a general pediatric surgeon at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas, rushed out of his home  when he received a call about Jacob Terrazas, who faced permanent damage if the surgery wasn't performed immediately.

Despite the fact that his own home was flooding because of Hurricane Harvey, a Houston area doctor was determined to perform emergency surgery on the 16-year-old boy that he used whatever means necessary to reach the hospital.

Dr Kimmel said he headed out in his car, but had to turn back because of the flooding, 'so we ran through the flooded streets and it was pretty windy and rainy. We went by canoe and then by (a firefighter's) pickup truck and by canoe again. And I felt that these guys knew what they were doing, so I didn't worry about myself at all the whole time" he said.

He continued to say, 'somebody had to take care of this young man, and so I thought, well if I can do it, I certainly should. He was on the w…

"God is indeed the Onise Iyanu!" One of the recipients of Ibidun Ighodalo's fertility treatment grant welcome a set of twins

Ibidun Ajayi-Ighodalo, wife of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, is a very happy woman as one of the recipients of her foundation's fertility treatment grant gave birth to a set of twins one week ago.

Recall that the former beauty queen,  through her NGO, The Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation offered grants toward fertility treatments such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Frozen Embryo Transfer and Intrauterine Insemination, to 28 couples battling with fertility issues.
 She took to her social media to announce the arrival of the twin baby girls.

"2920 days......8years plus over 170 needles/injections , various failed hospital attempts but 1 God. One God who has done it," she wrote.

"28 couples,15 successful treatment, 5 confirmed pregnancies,1 successful delivery and 2 baby girls breathed their first breaths 7 days ago and IIF is proud to say their first set of twins have finally arrived. Months on waiting with bated breath. Months of encouragment. Months of let Downs. Months of …

Wizkid & Davido beef is Healthy – DJ Jimmy Jatt

Veteran Nigerian disc jockey DJ Jimmy Jatt in a recent interview with Hip TV spoke about the recent ban of certain songs by the NBC. He stated that the board goes about banning songs the wrong way, and they should look into banning the songs within the week of release and not hen it’s gathering massive airplay already.
On the supposed beef between top industry acts Wizkid & Davido, Jimmy Jatt stated his belief that their rivalry is healthy and is solely based on music.

I’ve made over N1m, says robbery suspect Akeem Anthony – Bus conductor

A 30-year-old suspect, Akeem Anthony, arrested by operatives of Lagos Police Command, has said he has made over N1 million since he ventured into robbery.

The suspect, who hails from Ondo State and was arrested with another gang member, told Vanguard: “I am married with two children. I was a bus conductor and I live at Ijegun, Ikotun area of Lagos.

“I was a member of Eiye confraternity. I was arrested for robbery at Ikotun. I have robbed about five victims since I started and had made over one million Naira.

“We were three in our group, but one of us is dead. This other guy was our motorcyclist. We bought our two locally-made pistols from Abule-Ado area of Lagos for N35,000 each, while a cartridge costs N1,000.

“Since I started robbery, I have never killed anybody and I regret going into it in the first place. I was arrested with my pistols, while I was going out; I was not arrested while in operation.

“I stopped going to school when I was in SSS one. I promise never to do it again.”

8,500 PDP members defect to APC in Rivers

No fewer than 8,500 members of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State, yesterday, defected to All Progressives Congress, APC, at a rally organised in Port Harcourt by a former pro-PDP group called I see You.

National Leader of I See You group, Mr. Chizi Nyeomasila, said the rally was a forum for local government executives of the group to defect, adding that the group will also organise rallies in the various local government areas for members at ward levels to defect.

He said at the end of the programme at the local government areas, a total of 108,000 of its members would have formally crossed over to APC.

He said they had to leave PDP when they realised that APC had what he termed “a better programme for the state.”

“PDP is a failure in the state. We were there but have now seen that APC will serve the common good of the state better. Like Paul in the Bible, we now see clearly,” he added.

Enugu APC crisis: Why Nwoye cannot expel Foreign Affairs Minister – Njeze

ABUJA – A chieftain of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC), Ejike Njeze, yesterday dismissed threats by the chairman of the party in Enugu state, Ben Nwoye, to expel the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for allegedly altering the list of delegates that will participate in the party’s forthcoming national convention, saying the allegations were unfounded.

Nwoye had alleged in a recent press briefing that the Minister breached Article 21 of the party’s delegates’ list and so deserved expulsion as punishment for such offence.

But in an interview with  Vanguard  in Abuja, Chief Njeze described the threat by the state chairman as an unfortunate and senseless protest against Onyeama’s foiling of his attempt to hijack  and compromise the local government congresses in order to hand over a list of his cronies, family members and girlfriends as delegates to the party’s forthcoming national convention.

He added that Nwoye had no moral right to speak on the expulsion of a high-ranking member of th…

EID-EL-KABIR: Amosun, Fayose, Ajimobi others preach unity, sacrifice

AS Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Kabir today, some leaders including governors and the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, have tasked Nigerians on sacrifice, selflessness, peace and harmonious co-existence to boost the country’s unity.

Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has charged Muslims and Nigerians in general to be ready to make the sacrifices necessary for the progress of the country, which is currently passing through challenging period.

In a sallah message, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the governor also urged the people to imbibe the spirit of love, obedience, sacrifice and sharing that the festival teaches.
                                                         •Amosun: Ogun governor

“We must appreciate God for sparing our lives and giving us good health to be part of the celebration of this year’s festival. As we celebrate, we must not forget the lessons we need to learn from the event. Love for God, obedience to His commands and the willingnes…

Our enemies’ve come to their last bus-stop – Edochie

NOLLYWOOD star, Chief Yul Chibuike Edochie, has been elected flag bearer for the Anambra State 2017 Governorship election for the Democratic People’s Party DPP. Chief Edochie was elected unopposed at delegates at a party congress that took place at Fun Surge Hotel, Awka. The delegates also elected the Anambra State chapter executive to run the affairs of the party for the next four years. The Nollywood star was accompanied by his campaign director and another Nollywood star, Okwudili Ogwuegbu, popularly known as Waski to the event. The delegates’ election was supervised by the national chairman of the party, Rev. Olusegun Peters and other members of the national executive of the party. Also present were officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the Police, Department of State Services DSS, and other security agencies in the state.

Some members of the state executive of the party elected were Prince Ojiewulu Ifejike, chairman; Mrs. Adaeze Nwosu, deputy chairman…

Anambra: Race for deputy governor begins

WITH the governorship primaries of the major political parties for the November 18 election in Anambra State over, the battle has been shifted to who would be selected as deputy governors to those who secured their parities’ tickets.

In the All Progressives Congress, APC, some notable names were already making the rounds, although it was gathered that stakeholders of the party would consider the choice of the governorship candidate, Dr. Tony Nwoye, whose prerogative it is to appoint his running mate. Sources in the party, however, said though Anambra Central and South senatorial zones stood on the same pedestal to produce Nwoye’s deputy, a very loyal ally of the APC candidate from Anambra Central was top on the list of those in contention. The said ally, who is a grassroot politician, had remained in the Nwoye camp even during his days in the PDP.

A source in APC told Vanguard, yesterday, that some stakeholders were also considering nominating one of the governorship aspirants who lo…

Trump to donate $1m to flood relief

US President Donald Trump will donate $1 million to flood relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana after the devastation unleashed by Hurricane Harvey, the White House said Thursday.

“He’ll pledge, proudly, $1 million of his own personal money to help the people of Texas and Louisiana,” spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.

Court stops JUTH from sacking resident doctors

An Industrial Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday stopped the management of Jos University Teaching Hospital from sacking its resident doctors.

JUTH, in moving to sack the doctors, relied on the Federal Government circular of 2013, which stipulated that the doctors could serve for only six years.

The doctors, through their Counsel, Mr Gyang Zi, have objected to that, citing what they said was the “most recent circular”, dated April 20, 2016.

The 2016 circular allows the doctors to serve for between nine and 10 years, depending on their departments.

Zi, in an exparte motion, urged the court to restrain JUTH’s management from sacking the doctors.

He had argued that sacking them without allowing to serve the mandatory 10 years was “a flagrant abuse and violation of the Federal Government’s Circular of April 20, 2016”.

Justice Waziri Abali, the Vocation Judge of the Industrial Court, who sat on the case on Thursday, directed the JUTH’s management to maintain the status quo pending the det…

BREAKING: Campbell leaves Arsenal to join Real Betis on loan

Joel Campbell will rejoin La Liga side Real Betis on loan for the coming season.

The Costa Rica international enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Spanish club in 2012/13, making 28 appearances and scoring two goals.

Joel spent the 2016/17 season on loan with Portuguese Primeira Liga side Sporting Lisbon where he made 18 appearances and scored three goals.

To date Joel has made a total of 40 first-team appearances for Arsenal, scoring four times

Source: Arsenal

My enemies will praise me one day, Ajimobi boasts

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has said that those who opposed his decision to initiate a review of the Ibadan chieftaincy system would, one day, make a U-Turn and praise him for the idea.

The review commission recommended the installation of more kings in Ibadan, leading to the coronation of 21 new kings on Sunday.

Risks in re-arresting Nnamdi Kanu

Has anyone noticed that rather than diminish, agitations for the restructuring Nigeria has grown in the aftermath of President Muhammadu Buhari’s crossing “our national red lines” speech penultimate Monday?

It started with a reaction from the Southern Leaders Forum, a congregation of groups from the three zones of Southern Nigeria.

The SLF, in insisting that Nigerians cannot be threatened out of their desire to renegotiate the country said: “We are of the view that leadership requires more than this at this crucial moment. We call on the President to realise that the country is in a very bad shape… This is the time to renegotiate Nigeria along federal lines negotiated by our founding fathers to stem the tide of separatist feelings and agitations.”

Ahead of this press conference, individual ethnic groups including Afenifere, representing the interest of the Yoruba; the Ijaw Youth Council; the Urhobo Progress Union and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo had condemned the President’s speech.

On its pa…

My Nigerian boyfriend planted cocaine in my bag, Russian death-row drug suspect alleges

A 30-year-old Russian woman accused of being a cocaine mule faces the death penalty in Vietnam.

But Maria Dapirka, who has already written a ‘farewell letter’ to her mother, claims she was set up by her lover who posed as a top footballer.

Her lawyers have said she has accepted she may soon be executed, but still clings on to some hope she will be freed after three years in prison.

Dapirka, who lived in Thailand when she met her lover, known as Nick, was caught with almost 3kg of cocaine by Vietnamese customs on a flight from Singapore.

She said the cocaine was planted in her luggage by Nick — or ‘Chib Eze’ — who apparently has a penchant for seducing attractive young women before conning them into carrying drugs.

Dapirka’s verdict and sentence was due to be handed down by a Vietnamese judge on Thursday in a Ho Chi Minh city court, but the session was postponed ‘for further investigation’ for the fifth time.

In a letter to her mother Olga, a desperate Dapirka said she was ready for a…

It’s useless hoping to live past age 115, scientists warn

Dutch researchers claimed Thursday to have discovered the maximum age “ceiling” for human lifespan, despite growing life expectancy because of better nutrition, living conditions and medical care.

Mining data from some 75,000 Dutch people whose exact ages were recorded at the time of death, statisticians at Tilburg and Rotterdam’s Erasmus universities pinned the maximum ceiling for female lifespan at 115.7 years.

Men came in slightly lower at 114.1 years in the samples taken from the data which spans the last 30 years, said Professor John Einmahl, one of three scientists conducting the study.

“On average, people live longer, but the very oldest among us have not gotten older over the last thirty years,” Einmahl told AFP.

“There is certainly some kind of a wall here. Of course the average life expectancy has increased,” he said, pointing out the number of people turning 95 in The Netherlands had almost tripled.

“Nevertheless, the maximum ceiling itself hasn’t changed,” he said.


Woman goes on 77 dates in two years searching for the right man

Twenty-nine-year-old Anna Heaton is picky. Incredibly picky. So picky that she has gone on hundreds of dates with 77 men in the past two years alone.

On a mission to find the right man before she hits 30, Anna has met men through dating apps, her mum, and even went so far as to appear on ‘Take Me Out’ programme.

Anna says that she does give most guys several chances but admits to being too choosy over her potential partner.

“I went on my 77th first date on Saturday, I think it’s because I’m too picky,” she tells SWNS. “It’s always me that ends up not wanting to date more and a lot of them think there is something wrong with me.”

“I often have a lot in common with people, but the spark just isn’t there, I just don’t fancy them. I would like to not get to 100 before I turn 30, but that is probably the reality,” she adds.

Anna has also been criticised in the past for marking each date out of 20 on a spreadsheet. She rates each man in categories such as looks, personality and spark.

“It …

Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme smiles in new selfie as he undergoes treatment for Acute Leukaemia

31-year-old Nigerian international goalkeeper Carl Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukaemia weeks ago. This was disclosed to the Super Eagles and Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper after he returned abnormal blood tests during pre-season training and a further medical investigation. Today he shared a new selfie with a funny caption. See his full post on twitter below.