Leicester City Sack Manager Claudio Ranieri Months After Premier League Title Win….

Premier League champions Leicester City sacked Italian manager Claudio Ranieri on Thursday with the Midlands team still in the Champions League but hovering near the relegation zone. Ranieri, whose side are a point and a place above the bottom three, leaves Leicester less then a year after clinching a remarkable English title triumph that stunned the soccer world.

“Leicester City Football Club has tonight (Thursday) parted company with its first team manager, Claudio Ranieri,” the club said in a statement.

“Claudio, appointed City manager in July 2015, led the Foxes to the greatest triumph in the club’s 133-year history last season, as we were crowned champions of England for the first time. His status as the most successful Leicester City manager of all time is without question,” it added.

“However, domestic results in the current campaign have placed the club’s Premier League status under threat and the board reluctantly feels that a change of leadership, while admittedly painful, is necessary in the club’s greatest interest.”

Ranieri had come under pressure following Leicester’s amazing title success, with the team battling relegation amid media reports suggesting that he had lost the dressing room.

The club had given the Italian their “unwavering support” in a statement two weeks ago, but Leicester suffered another low last weekend when they exited the FA Cup at third-tier Millwall.

Leicester, who lost 2-1 at Sevilla in a Champions League last 16, first-leg tie on Wednesday, lifted their first top-flight league title in May having after starting the season among the favourites for relegation.

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Lionel Messi Arrives Egypt Like A King As He Is Chauffeured Around In FIFTEEN Vehicle Convoy. PICS

Lionel Messi was treated like a king when he touched down in Egypt his week. The Barcelona forward was chauffeured around in a fifteen vehicle convoy comprised of luxury jeeps, 4x4s and police motorcycles for his visit to the North African country.

The Argentine, under his new role as ambassador for the Tour n’ Cure campaign, is in Egypt to promote the country as a medical tourism destination for hepatitis C patients.

The disease is prevalent in Egypt and the Barcelona star has plans to “put an end to the waiting lists” of people in need of medication, according to his Facebook page.

Messi’s first stop after touching down in the country was to go and see the Pyramids, which he toured, before taking the opportunity to pose for photographs with fans.

From there he headed to Mena House Hotel to kick-start the launch of his campaign.

No less than 15 vehicles made up his convoy as he was chaperoned from the airport to the Pyramids and later the hotel.

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Two Undergraduates Remanded In Prison Over N10 Million Fraud. Photo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today, February 23rd, 2017, arraigned the duo of Aneke Collins Nnamdi and Sifon Samuel Israel both student of Federal Polytechnics, Oko, Anambra before Justice Theophine U. Oguji of the State High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State, on a four count charge bordering on Conspiracy and Stealing.

First City Momument Bank had petitioned the Commission that they received report from one of their customers, Girls Secondary School, Awka, over an unauthorized web transfer of over N10 million on their account with the bank.

Count one of the charge reads: “that you Aneke Collins Nnamdi and Sifon Samuel Israel sometimes in the month of October 2016 at Awka in Anambra state within the Jurisdiction of this honourable court did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit: Stealing of money property of Girls Secondary School Akwa and thereby committed and offence of Conspiracy contrary to Section 353 of the Criminal Code CAP 36 Vol II Revised Laws of Anambra State of Nigeria 1991.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to them.

In view of their plea, the prosecution counsel, M. T. Iko asked the court to fix a date for the commencement of trial and urged the court to remand the defendants in prison custody.

However, the defense counsel, J. N. Okongwu asked for a short date to file his bail application.

The case was adjourned to 22 March and 4, 9 May, 2017 for trial. The defendants are to be remanded in prison custody pending the determination of their bail.

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I Caught My Wife And Best Man Having An Adulterous Meeting – Husband Tells Court…

Mr Ademola Odunade, the President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, has dissolved an 11-year-old marriage between Emmanuel Oyebadejo and his wife Bukola over adultery and trouble making. Odunade remarked on Thursday that there was no more need for any settlement since both Emmanuel and Bukola have remarried.

“Therefore, in the interest of peaceful coexistence, the union between Emmanuel and Bukola has ceased to be, henceforth. “Bukola shall take custody of the 10-year-old child produced by the union and Emmanuel shall provide N5,000 as monthly feeding allowance for the upkeep of the child.

“In addition, Emmanuel shall be responsible for the child’s welfare and education,” the Arbitrator said.

Earlier in his explanation before the court, Emmanuel said that his wife, Bukola was fornicating with his long-time friend who stood as his best man on their wedding day.

“My lord, soon after Bukola moved into my home, she stopped obeying my instructions and often took me through series of insult, abuses and disrespect. “She started engaging in adultery with my long-time friend who stood as best man on our wedding day, an act which I consider as horrible.

“When Bukola became an unrepentant trouble maker, I reported her on a number of occasions to her parents and Bukola’s father did a lot in changing her positively, but her mother was a very bad influence on her. “Then, I handed her over to my best man who I felt could talk to her on my behalf.

“I noticed that they were frequently having meetings, but their meetings were adulterous ones, my people told me and I caught them myself. “During that period, I got a job in Lagos and I sometimes travel to Abuja for purpose of business. That friend of mine was still having sexual affairs with her.

“I had stopped having any sexual relationship with Bukola since I got to know that she has become adulterous. She told me that she was pregnant and I said that I was not responsible for it. “My lord, we have stopped leaving together for the past six years, but I have been sending N2,500 every two weeks to her for the upkeep of the child. “I will like to have custody of the child,” Emmanuel prayed the court.

However, Bukola who did not oppose the divorce suit was also silent on the allegation that she was adulterous.

“My lord, Emmanuel is in no way a responsible husband and father. He had abandoned the child and I for more than nine years and the child can’t even recognise him. “He has sent no money to us for care,” Bukola stated.

However, there were contradictory evidences from the witnesses supporting both Emmanuel and Bukola as to whether Emmanuel was responsible or not.

Emmanuel resides at Sango-Ota, Ogun State, while Bukola resides at Odo-Oba area of Ibadan.

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Photos From Acting President Osinbajo’s Surprise Visit To Murtala Muhammed Airport….

Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo is currently on a surprise visit to Murtala Muhammed International International Airport, Lagos. Yemi Osinbajo surprise visit to the nation’s busiest airport comes days after approving a 60 day reform plan to ease business in the country.

According to Yemi Osinbajo’s media aide, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo is personally checking out toilets, carousels, immigration to see things for himself.

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See How A Teenage Girl Hanging By Her Neck Was Saved After Falling In Her Balcony.

Two men saved a young girl who they spotted hanging by her neck after she fell onto railings outside her family’s apartment. The girl was frantically kicking her legs and trying hard to breathe as her head was stuck in the grille, four floors up.

After hearing loud screams, two workers rushed to the where they could hear the noise coming from and immediately began climbing onto the roof of another building next door.

They embarked on a daring rescue with one climbing over the handrails, walking towards the window where the girl was then held her up, to relieve pressure.

The second man climbed over the handrails, made his way towards the other and began to cut off the burglar grille with a pair of pliers.

After half an hour’s effort, the girl was freed from the window. She was confirmed safe and sound.

The girl’s mother reportedly had gone out for work when the incident happened, and the girl locked herself in the room.

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Cable Vandals, Including A 3-time Ex-convict, Arrested By Security Operatives In Lagos. Photos

About 24 hours after the arrest of a cable vandal by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, another cable thief was apprehended on Oba Akran Road, Ikeja, Lagos early Wednesday morning. The first vandal, Bayo Agboola, a 30-year-old 3-time ex-convict and cart pusher, was arrested on Oba Akran road at 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, with a hand-saw and two sets of cutting pliers trying to cut a cable from an unlit lamp post.

The second vandal, Abubakar Usman, 27, from Jigawa State, was arrested on Oba Akran at 4:00 a.m. Ikeja, almost at the same spot Agboola was arrested the previous day.

Usman, who was also arrested with a hand-saw and two pieces of cut cables measuring up to 2 meters each, said “My Boss, Mandela buys anything electrical from us. He buys cable at a very good price.”

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