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Saturday, 30 September 2017

2 Hours to go for Chelsea vs Man City Premier League 5:30pm Saturday 30th September at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea vs Man City
Chelsea vs Man City 

Chelsea or Manchester City could land the first big blow of the Premier League title race on Saturday when they meet at Stamford Bridge.

The current Premier League champions did the double over City last season, winning 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium before an Eden Hazard double was enough for a 2-1 victory in west London.

Okocha Voted Bolton’s Best Player In Last 20 Years


Former Super Eagles captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha has been voted by Bolton Wanderers fans as their best player to have ever played at the Reebok Stadium, now Macron Stadium.

The Reebok Stadium was built in 1997 but renamed in 2014 after Macron signed a naming rights deal with Bolton Wanderers. It is in celebration of the ground’s 20th anniversary that the poll was organised.

Nigerian Vs Gambia: Mikel To Land In Nigeria On Sunday For Zambia Showdown

Mikel Obi
Mikel Obi

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has informed the national team’s technical crew led by coach Gernot Rohr that he will arrive in Nigeria on Sunday ahead of the October 7 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Chipolopolo of Zambia.

The Media Officer of the team, Toyin Ibitoye said the Tianjin TEDA midfielder has been in touch with Rohr and is ready for the crucial encounter.

Orji Kalu Made known, His Position on Agitation for Secession

Orji Kalu

Former Governor of Abia, Dr Orji Kalu, has declared his opposition to agitation for Biafra.

He, however, called for restructuring as a panacea to solving the problems facing the country.
Kalu made the remark on Friday in a paper he presented at a Public Lecture organised by the Department of Social Sciences, University of Calabar.

"APC Quests To Southeast Is To Destroy Igbo Same Way They Destroyed Nigeria Economy"-APGA


The National coordinator APGA Media Warriors Forum, Evang Chinedu Obigwe, Saturday alleged that All Progressives Congress, APC quest to southeast was to ruin Igbo the same way they annihilated the Nigeria economy.

He said this while reacting to a viral picture of the APC gubernatorial candidate’s supporters, Tony Nwoye, caught drinking to stupor, noting that such act was an evidence of his assertion that Nwoye is on a dark mission, which is “to ruin the future of Anambra youths by using them for thuggery and other uncivilized acts.

Lebanese, 3 Others Arraigned Ebonyi State for N7million theft

Lebanese, 3 others arraigned
Lebanese and three others 

The Police have arraigned a Lebanese and three others before a Magistrate Court in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State for allegedly stealing three transformers.

According to the prosecution, the Lebanese, Antoine Alromi, and Benjamin Offia, stole the transformers valued at N7 million from a private company, Lana Construction Company Limited, in July this year.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Fayose: Why they want to scuttle my presidential ambition


Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has said the imminent defeat of President Muhammadu Buhari in a free and fair election in 2019 is the major reason the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government is harassing and intimidating his aides and associates.

He also said the blunt truth he told Nigerians during his declaration of interest that Buhari and the APC had nothing good to offer Nigeria has pierced the conscience of APC leaders and given them wounded heart.

Journalist, Azuka Ogujiuba, releases “evidence to nullify Tonto Dikeh’s allegations of abuse against ex-Husband” hours after been cursed by Tonto

Azuka and Tonto Dike
Azuka and Tonto Dike

Journalist, Azuka Ogujiuba, was recently a guest on a programme, Hot Topics,where she said that some of the claims Tonto Dikeh made against her husband, Olakunle Churchill, when their marriage fell apart earlier this year, were false.

She also said that Churchill showed her evidence when she went to their home in Ghana to carry out some investigations.

Aguero Injured in Road Accident in Amsterdam, Manchester City Confirms

Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero

Manchester City have confirmed that Sergio Aguero will return to England to be assessed by club doctors after being involved in a road accident in Amsterdam.

Sources told ESPN that Aguero, 29, suffered a fractured rib and could miss six to eight weeks because of the injury, which would initially rule him out for Saturday's Premier League clash with Chelsea and a crucial pair of World Cup qualifiers for Argentina next week.

NFL Anthem Debate: Louisiana high school will kick students off team if they don’t stand for national anthem.

Members of the Buffalo Bills players kneel during the national anthem. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)

A high school in northwest Louisiana America will punish students with suspensions or removal from sports teams if they demonstrate during the national anthem.

Principal Waylon Bates of Parkway High School in Bossier Parish called such demonstrations a “disruption” in a letter sent Thursday to students and parents.

Nigerian govt shuts 21 illegal universities, fake NYSC camps

Professor Bolaji Owasanoye
Professor Bolaji Owasanoye

Nigerian government has announced closure of 21 illegal universities and fake National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camps across the country.

This is made known yesterday by the Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, during a one-day interactive seminar for religious leaders in Kebbi State.

Barcelona Could Join the Premier League - Catalan Sports Minister

Barcelona Team

Barcelona could come and play in the Premier League if Sunday's referendum on Catalan independence is passed, the region's sports minister has claimed.

The Spanish government has declared the vote illegal and police have seized ballot boxes. Spain's prime minister Mariano has insisted the referendum “won't happen”.

PDP Suspends Former Chairman for 4 Years

Ken Emeakayi
Ken Emeakayi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday suspended the former chairman of the party in Anambra State, Ken Emeakayi.

The suspension which takes immediate effect will last for a period of four years.

Nigerian girl leapt to her death after discussing suicide pact with friend.

Lara Nosiru
Lara Nosiru

Lara Nosiru, a top university student, leapt to her death off a bridge after taking a taxi there with a pal, back in January, an inquest heard on Thursday. 

The 23-year-old took LSD before going to Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol with fellow student, Kasumi Kishi. Two days later Ms Kishi told friends over a pizza how the two women had discussed suicide methods and killing themselves together. 

Leave North now – Lawyers warn Igbos ahead of the Arewa youths’ quit notice

Igbo Lawyers

Concerned lawyers in Onitsha, Anambra state have advised Igbo living in the North to adhere to the quit notice earlier issued by the Northern youth coalition.

The lawyers, led by Barr. Samuel Okechukwu, told newsmen in Onitsha, that Igbo people in the region should return home before October 1 whether the threat to their lives will be carried out or not.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Fayose’s Speech As He Declares For 2019 Presidency (Full Text)-"I Will Defeat President Buhari In A Free And Fair Election"

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday formally declared his intention to run for president in 2019 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Fayose said he will run a purposeful government that will cater for all Nigerians irrespective of religion or tribe.

video: Tonto Dikeh places curse on journalist Azuka, for claiming that she lied against her ex, exposes Churchill

In a recent interview, journalist, Azuka Ogujiuba revealed shocking details about Tonto Dikeh’s crashed marriage. According to Azuka, Tonto Dikeh lied about being abused by her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill, saying that she was the one who was abusive.

Azuka said, 'Everything Tonto said in my interview, he countered it. I didn't live with them, but everything from my investigation; I think she lied a lot. There was a video when Tonto was destroying his mother's house. During her rage, she stepped on glass and her leg started bleeding. I have the video.

Rob Kardashian and Kylie Jenner sue Blac Chyna for trying to strangle rob with a phone cord

 Rob Kardashian, Kylie and Blac Chyna

Rob Kardashian, Kylie and Blac Chyna 

Rob Kardashian claims Blac Chyna attempted to choke him with an iPhone cord during an intense fight last December, according to a new lawsuit filed by the reality star and his sister Kylie Jenner against his ex-fiancé.

Kardashian and Jenner – who owns the home where the alleged altercation took place – are suing Chyna for battery, assault and vandalism.

Hugh M. Hefner The American Icon and Playboy Founder, Has Died, Age 91

Hugh M. Hefner

Hugh M. Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history, peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones.  He was 91 years old. 

IPOB openly solicited arms, attacked army formations- Lai Mohammed

 Lai Mohammed
Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government yesterday justified the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra (SAN).

Minister of Information Lai Mohammed said IPOB’s leader Nnamdi Kanu’s utterances and actions led to the group’s proscription.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Michy Batshuayi last-gasp winner lifts Chelsea over Atletico Madrid

Michy Batshuayi

Michy Batshuayi scored with the final kick of the game to give Chelsea a 2-1 win away to Atletico Madrid in Champions League Group C on Wednesday.

Chelsea had the wide majority of chances in the first half, most notably Eden Hazard's deflected shot from distance striking the post

Buhari administration hypocritical – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri
Reno Omokri

A Former Special Adviser on New Media to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has described the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government as “hypocritical.”

Omokri, a fierce critic of the current Federal Government made the remark while condemning the call for the reformation of the UN by the Nigerian government.

We must end Spain’s dominance in Champions League – Conte


Antonio Conte has said it is time for Chelsea, to end the dominance of Spanish clubs in the Champions League.

The Blues are away to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, looking to end a run of four matches without a victory against Diego Simeone’s men.

EU unveils plans to take 50,000 refugees from Africa, Mideast


The EU unveiled plans on Wednesday to take at least 50,000 refugees directly from Africa, the Middle East and Turkey to discourage migrant boats from making the risky Mediterranean crossing.

The European Commission said in a statement that it was "recommending a new EU resettlement scheme to bring at least 50,000 of the most vulnerable persons in need of international protection to Europe over the next two years."

Buhari should proscribe Christian Association of Nigeria, Jamatul Nasrul Islam – Catholic priest

Rev Fr Gabriel Teruwose Ngebea
Rev Fr Gabriel Teruwose Ngebea 

A Catholic priest, Rev Fr Gabriel Teruwose Ngebea, has called on the Federal Government to proscribe the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and Jamatul Nasrul Islam.

Ngebea explained that the proscription of the group will lead to the adherence to Nigerian Constitution which states that that the country is a multi-religious state.

Nigerian man becomes the youngest senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University Author

Salihu Dasuki
Salihu Dasuki

A young Nigerian man identified as Salihu Dasuki has become the youngest senior lecturer at a prestigious university in the United Kingdom. 

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Police finally reveals Tupac’s killer in documentary


Killer of American rap legend, Tupac has finally been revealed by the Police in a new explosive documentary ‘Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?’

Detectives Tim Bennan and Robert Ladd, who allegedly made headway in the 1996 murder incident which remained  unsolved with immense speculation that the rapper is still alive, said a gangster member from the Crips, Orlando ‘Baby Lane’ Anderson was the killer who opened fire on the star’s car in Las Vegas in 1996 in a revenge attack.

“Shame on you” – Video shows PSquare’s Peter, Paul and Jude Okoye almost faught at lawyer’s office


Last week Paul of Psquare took to his Instagram page to pour out his anger against his twin brother Peter's wife, swearing to show her that blood is thicker than water.

Kenyan singer Akothee calls out ex-boyfriend who stole her gold necklaces, money to give to side chic and threatened to release her nudes

Kenyan singer Akothee
Kenyan singer Akothee

Kenyan singer , Akothee, has called out her ex-boyfriend who is blackmailing her with her nudes, even after stealing her expensive necklaces, money and mobile phone, all which he gave his side chic.

Akothee further revealed she was forced to stay in the relationship each time he threatened her with her nudes.She wrote;

Monday, 25 September 2017

Former American congressman Anthony Weiner gets 21 months in prison in s*xting case

Anthony Weiner
Anthony Weiner

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in federal prison for sexting with a minor.

In addition to the prison term, Weiner also was sentenced to three years of supervised release.

Arewa Consultative Forum gives condition on restructuring

Biu Muhammad
Biu Muhammad

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has given condition that will make it support restructuring of the country.

National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Muhammad Biu, in a chat with Punch, said ACF will only back dialogue that would keep Nigeria’s unity intact.

Atiku to join PDP soon – Ex-Reps member, Baiko


A former member of the House of Representatives, Bala Baiko, has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Baiko also said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will soon return to the PDP, claiming that plans had been concluded.

6-Year-Old Boko Haram victim Ali Ahmadu, Walks Again After Surgery

Ali Ahmadu
Ali Ahmadu

A child victim of Boko Haram insurgency, Ali Ahmadu, has successfully undergone spinal cord surgery in Dubai ending his three years on wheelchair.

The boy, who was injured by the insurgents in Chibok community, Borno State, when he was three years old, was flown out of the country by the Dickens Sanomi Foundation, penultimate Sunday. 

Sunday, 24 September 2017

IPOB hails Saraki, Igbo lawmakers, ask Senate to probe Nigerian Army.

Nnamdi Kanu
IPOB Leader

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has commended the leadership of the Nigerian Senate as well as the caucus of South-eastern senators for their position on the proscription of the group.

A statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, argued that “mass execution of members of IPOB would have commenced under the cover of Operation Python Dance II, if not for the quick intervention of the Senate President and his colleagues from the South-East”.

WAFU Cup Final: Nigeria Vs Ghana, Balogun Sparks ‘Jollof War’

WAFU Cup Final
WAFU Cup Final

Super Eagles and Mains 05 defender, Leon Balogun, has wished the home-based Super Eagles all the best as they play against Ghana in the final of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations this evening (Sunday)

The 29 year old took to his Twitter handle in the early hours of Sunday to wish coach Salisu Yusu’s team the best of luck.

Congratulation? It Seems Scott Disick and Sofia Richie just made their love official

Scott Disick
Scott Disick

Keeping up with the kardashians: Scott Disick and Sofia Richie are no longer hiding their love. On Saturday night, the newly minted couple, 34 and 19 respectively, celebrated their love with a sweet treat at a Miami restaurant.

Instagram footage shows Disick passionately kissing Richie, who is the youngest daughter of Lionel Richie, while a group cheers them on.

Kwankwaso gives his Opinion on agitations, IPOB, military operation in Southeast

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso
Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

Former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (APC, Kano), has given his opinion on the military intervention in the South-East and the agitation by the IPOB members.
He noted that the military operation was not only peculiar to the south-east, pointing out that same had been used in many states across the country.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Neymar apologizes to Cavani, PSG team-mates during PSG training over penalty fight

Neymar Jnr
Neymar Jnr

World-record signing, Neymar, has said sorry to Edinson Cavani and his Paris Saint-Germain team-mates, after he argued with the striker over a penalty last weekend.

Neymar and Cavani clashed over who should take a late penalty during Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Lyon at the Parc des Princes.

Nigeria Wants IMF, World Bank Reformed

Geoffrey Onyeama

Nigeria has demanded the reform of the Bretton Wood Institutions to make them responsive to the needs of developing countries and also reflect the realities of the 21st century.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, stated this at the 41st Ministerial Meeting of the Group of 77 plus China (G77+China) on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

WAFU 2017: Super Eagles coach vows to defeat Ghana in final

super eagle
Super Eagle

Head coach of the home-based Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf, has said his teams know what it needs to do, to beat Ghana in the final of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) cup final on Sunday.
Salisu, whose team dealt a 2-0 blow to the host nation, Ghana in the final group stage game on Monday, said: “We know what they will be up to and what they will be ready to give to take the trophy.

Oil Not The Biggest Asset In Nigeria – Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar
Atiku Abubakar

Former vice president Atiku Abubakar, Saturday faulted many Nigerians who believed that Oil is the biggest asset in the country.

Atiku who made this known via his tweeter handle equally said that the country’s biggest asset is ‘Nigerians’.

2019 Presidential Election: The Presidency has revealed that only President Muhammadu Buhari can disclose his plans

Buhari in London

Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said this while speaking on the sideline of the United Nations, UN, General Assembly in New York.

Adesina stressed that currently, his principal is concentrating on delivering his campaign promises to Nigeria, adding that when he decides on 2019 election, Nigerians will be told.

Former First Lady Of Akwa-Ibom, Mrs Imo Isemin is dead.

Imo Isemin.jpg
Imo Isemin

The wife of the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mrs Imo Isemin is dead.

Mrs Isemin died in a private hospital in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital.
A source in the family, said that the first lady died after a brief illness. She was said to have been taken to the hospital after she suddenly fell ill.

Friday, 22 September 2017

IMO Flood: Heavy downpour leaves several Owerri residents displaced

Owerri flood
Owerri, IMO State

Over 50 houses submerged after rainfall in Owerri Imo state. Several residents of Owerri the Imo State capital have been displaced after a downpour that lasted over 12 hours and has left the city flooded.

Illegal Arms Importation: Customs seizes 470 guns in Lagos.

Col. Ali (rtd)
Col. Ali (rtd)

THE Federal Government is set to meet Turkish diplomats today over the spate of illegal importation of arms from Turkey to Nigeria.

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Comptroller-General (CG) Col. Hameed Ali (retd) said this when he briefed reporters over the seizure of another 470 rifles at Tin-Can Island port in Lagos.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Kenyan Re-run Election: presidential re-run to be held on October 26

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses leaders from pastoralist communities at State House in Nairobi, Kenya September 21, 2017. Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

Kenya's presidential re-run has been rescheduled for Oct. 26, the election board said on Twitter on Thursday, a day after a detailed Supreme Court judgment laid out the reasons why the court had nullified last month's poll.

72nd UN General Assembly: Donald Trump Meets African Leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday hosted President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders to a working lunch on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York.

Mr. Trump, who said he was greatly honoured to host the lunch, which took place at the New York Palace Hotel, described African leaders as “partners for promoting prosperity and peace.

President Muhammadu Buhari Leaves New York For London


President Muhammadu Buhari will depart USA for London today, Thursday, where he would see his UK doctors.Buhari addressed the world leaders on Tuesday in New York at the 72nd session of UN General Assembly.

Groom asks guests to help pay for wedding

Ben Farina and Clare Moran have been together for almost six years and have a three-year-old daughter

A couple unable to afford their dream wedding have asked guests to contribute up to £150 each to attend, under a "business model" devised by the groom.

Ben Farina said his wedding to Clare Moran in June will be "like an all-inclusive holiday" for those attending.

South West military operation to tackle Badoo, others – Army

Nigerian army
Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday identified the Badoo group and other cults as one of the security challenges that Operation Crocodile Smile II would take care of in the South-West.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, who stated this in an interview with newsmen, insisted that the military operations – Egwu Eke II and Crocodile Smile II – like the earlier operations, were not targeted at “any particular ethnic group or group of individuals.”

Curbing Crime: Lagos Police Demolish Shrines In Ikorodu, Lagos


Police demolish more ritualists shrines in Lagos, free couple and discover hard currencies.In an audacious show of force, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State command, Mr. Edgal Imohimi, yesterday led teams of operatives to shrines suspected to be used by kidnappers and ritualists in Ikorodu area of the state. 

12-yr-old Ventriloquist Beats Nigeria’s Favorite, Okwuchi, to AGT Glory

12-yr-old Ventriloquist
12-yr-old Ventriloquist

Darci Lynne Farmer is the new America’s Got Talent champion. The 12-year-old won the night with her incredible singing ventriloquist act, bringing her puppet, Petunia, back on Wednesday for a performance of Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better) with fellow ventriloquist Terry Fator, who won season 2 of America’s Got Talent.