Woman electrocuted in hotel room on her birthday

24 year old Funke Balogun, a National Diploma II student of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), was allegedly electrocuted in a hotel bathroom owned by her boyfriend Abolade Adetunji’s mother at 30, Balogun Street, Oshodi in Lagos on Sunday December 27th.
According to a report by the Nation, Funke who is a mother of one, was in a relationship with Abolade who just passed from NYSC. According to Funmi, the younger sister of the deceased, Abolade came to pick her sister at their residence on Saturday around 11pm.

“Abolade was in a hurry that night and I told my sister not to go but she picked some of her things and left with him. On Sunday morning around 7, she called and said plans had changed that they were not going to the beach again but to a hotel and since then, we have been trying her mobile line. When she didn’t pick her call, I became worried. That day was her birthday and our mother still called her in the midnight to pray for her. Even, when my mum called Abolade’s mobile line, someone picked and said he forgot his phone and since then his lime has been switched off.”

Funmi said when she and some family members went to the hotel to see if they could check on her, they didn’t see her, adding that the receptionist said Adetunji just stepped out and wasn’t with a girl. Continue reading

Minister Suspends Top Abuja Airport Officials, Orders Probe Into Turkish Airlines Saga

Turkish-AirlinesThe Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has ordered the suspension of three top officials of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, over the recent incident involving Turkish Airlines at the airport.

Sirika disclosed this while briefing newsmen after listening to explanations by the airport officials on the incident on Sunday in Abuja.

He added that the ministry had also ordered thorough investigation to ascertain the cause of the breach, as well as why the airline brought in passengers without their luggage.    Continue reading

Next Manchester United manager: Five contenders who could replace Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal looks dejected at half time
Feeling the strain: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal looks dejected

Louis van Gaal is under increasing pressure at Old Trafford after Manchester United were beaten by Norwich City.

The Canaries flew away with the three points as goals from Cameron Jerome and Alexander Tettey sealed victory at the Theatre of Dreams.

Defeat to Norwich made it six games without a win for the Red Devils and leaves them nine points adrift of Premier League leaders Leicester.

United have already crashed out of the Champions League this season and now face the embarrassment of having to play in the Europa League.

Under-fire van Gaal urged his Reds to stick together after their latest setback and told them to believe in themselves despite a poor run.

But if the Manchester United board don’t share his view, who could the club look to as a replacement for the Dutchman?

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Hector Bellerin is on the front of December's Arsenal Magazine
Hector Bellerin is on the front of December’s Arsenal Magazine

“Don’t try anything, just do it.”

Hector Bellerin was 15 and had just been pulled to the side of a Barcelona academy training session by coach Victor Sanchez.

“You’re on free-kicks in the next game. Think you’ll score?”

“Well I’m going to try,” Hector responded.

“Don’t try anything, just do it.”

Sanchez’s words have stayed with Hector since, his journey from La Masia to London testament to a quote reflected in the first few years of his burgeoning career.      Continue reading

Vladimir Putin Chides Turkey, Praises Trump and Backs Russia’s Economy

With his customary swagger and salty language, PresidentVladimir V. Putin held forth on a sweeping array of topics in his traditional year-end news conference on Thursday, even throwing in a glowing assessment of Donald J. Trump.

Mr. Putin drew applause from the crowd of journalists when he lashed out at Turkey for having shot down a Russian bomber, daring the Turks to try it again with Russia’s advanced air defense system in place.

Using a crude expression to describe the Turks as ingratiating themselves with Washington, he said perhaps they “wanted to lick the Americans in a certain place.”      Continue reading

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