* Court orders arrest of Dan Etete, Mohammed Adoke, others * Pope thanks Notre-Dame firefighters on behalf of whole Church

* Court orders arrest of Dan Etete, Mohammed Adoke, others              * Pope thanks Notre-Dame firefighters on behalf of whole Church




Court orders arrest of Dan Etete, Mohammed Adoke, others

Justice D.Z. Senchi, of a Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) High Court, sitting in Jabi has granted the prayers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, for a warrant of arrest against Dan Etete, a former Minister of Petroleum, and Mohammed Adoke, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, who were implicated in the Malabu Oil scandal. Also declared wanted were Raph Wetzels, Casula Roberto, Pujato Stefeno, and Burrato Sebastiano. They were meant to be arraigned before Justice Senchi on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 to face charges related to the Malabu Oil Scandal but failed to show up.


Pope thanks Notre-Dame firefighters on behalf of whole Church

Pope Francis on Wednesday thanked the firefighters who risked their lives to save the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on behalf of the entire Catholic Church. “The gratitude of the whole Church goes to all those who did everything they could, even risking their lives, to save the Basilica,” he said during the weekly general audience in Saint Peter’s Square. Francis said he had been “very saddened” by the vast blaze on Monday which gutted the great Paris landmark, destroying the roof, causing the steeple to collapse and leaving France reeling in shock.


9th Assembly leadership: We won’t work with PDP, Oshiomhole insists

All Progressives Congress National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, last night, called the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, the devil, which the APC would never share power with in the 9th National Assembly. He insisted that the party had a comfortable majority in both chambers of the National Assembly and could decide on the choice of presiding officers without depending on the PDP to succeed. Oshomhole was speaking at the Presidential Villa, where President Muhammadu Buhari played host to House of Representatives member-elect at a lavish dinner.


Senate rejects bill to phase out petrol cars, adopt electric ones

The Nigerian senate, during plenary on Wednesday, rejected a bill seeking to phase out the use of petrol-powered cars in Nigeria and adopt those powered by electricity. Sponsor of the bill, Senator representing Bayelsa East, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce had argued that it would be cheaper to use electric-powered cars than the current petrol cars being used in Nigeria. He said Nigeria has been spending over N1trillion naira subsidizing petrol usage in Nigeria, declaring that with electric cars, fuel subsidy would be a thing of the past. He said industrialised nations have already begun phasing out petrol cars.


Ambode receives UEFA Champions League Trophy

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday received the UEFA Champions League Trophy alongside its Ambassador and former captain of Barcelona FC of Spain, Carles Puyol in Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. Puyol, a three-time Champions League winner is in Nigeria on a three-day visit to lead the UEFA Champions League Tour connecting with consumers and football lovers. Governor Ambode, who was represented by the Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Tandoh, also received Nigerian football legend, Austin JayJay Okocha, who was part of the delegation.


Messi demands more after imperfect Barca blow away United

Lionel Messi lit up Camp Nou and devastated Manchester United before firing a warning to Barcelona that they cannot start slowly again. Barca were superior to United in all departments for the best part of 80 minutes on Tuesday, a 3-0 win perhaps even flattering for their opponents, who were two down in 20, both goals belonging to Messi. By the time Philippe Coutinho had curved in a third to send Ernesto Valverde’s side into the Champions League semi-finals, United’s stirring opening was long-forgotten, except by Barcelona’s captain.


Diego Costa suspected of tax fraud in Spain

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is the latest star to fall foul of the Spanish authorities for possible non-payment of taxes on image rights, a Spanish newspaper reported on Wednesday. “The tax administration accuses the Atletico striker of fraud totalling 1.1 million euros related to taxes related to his image rights in 2014,” daily newspaper El Mundo reported. Contacted by AFP, a spokesman for the tax office refused to comment. saying he could not comment on “specific taxpayer files”.


Why PS5’s backwards compatibility feature can beat xbox one’s version

Sony PlayStation 4’s lead system architect Mark Cerny has confirmed that the next PlayStation is currently being developed. A backwards compatibility feature, currently found in their rival from Microsoft, Xbox, has also been announced for the upcoming iteration. Here’s what we know about the PS5’s backwards compatibility feature. According to Cerny’s interview with Wired, the lead system architect confirmed that the PS5 will have a backwards compatibility feature linking it to the previous console, PS4. The full extent of this Sony has yet to confirm as Cerny didn’t discuss the feature further. For now, we’ll have to wait for Sony to reveal more about the PS5 later to see how far this feature goes.


Google adds Play Store budgeting feature to keep track of your app purchases

What just happened? It can be easier to accidentally overspend online than in physical stores, especially when purchasing multiple apps. To try and stop people from losing track of how much they’ve forked out, Google has introduced a new budgeting featuring for Google Play expenses. Setting a budget can be done on an Android phone or tablet, not the web. If you’re concerned that you might be addicted to buying apps, select the Menu in the Play Store app then go to Account > Purchase History. This is where you can choose the Set budget option, assuming it’s arrived, and choose how much you want to spend each month.


Sudan’s Bashir transferred to prison

Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been transferred to a Khartoum prison following his toppling by the army last week, a source from his family told AFP on Wednesday. “Last night, Bashir was transferred to Kober prison in Khartoum,” the source said without revealing his name for security reasons. Bashir was ousted by the army last Thursday after four months of protests against his three decades of iron-fisted rule. The country’s new military rulers had said he was being held “in a secure place”.


Ukraine presidential candidates finally agree debate

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky and Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday finally agreed to a debate to close a presidential campaign that has at times descended into farce. The press teams of both candidates, however, confirmed the pair would meet on Friday afternoon at the sports arena that seats 70,000 people, ahead of Sunday’s decisive second-round vote. Poroshenko originally called the event for last Sunday but Zelensky was a no-show, leading the incumbent to hold a one-man debate next to an empty podium at a Kiev stadium.


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