Thursday, 6 April 2017

Klopp wants Liverpool to copy Chelsea blueprint

Jurgen Klopp has told his Liverpool stars to copy Chelsea’s blueprint as they fight to qualify for the Champions League.
Klopp’s side conceded an 87th minute equaliser in a damaging 2-2 draw with Bournemouth at Anfield on Wednesday.

Arsenal’s Xhaka aiming to emulate Xavi and Zidane

Arsenal’s Xhaka aiming to emulate Xavi and Zidane

Granit Xhaka admits he is looking to model his game at Arsenal on that of Barcelona and Real Madrid legends Xavi and Zinedine Zidane.
At the age of 24, the Switzerland international is aware that he remains far from the finished article.

Devin Nunes steps away from probe on Russia meddling

Devin Nunes steps away from probe on Russia meddling

The Republican chairman of the House committee investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election has temporarily surrendered his leadership post in the panel’s probe, citing ethics complaints.
Representative Devin Nunes of California said the decision was prompted by “entirely false and politically motivated” ethics allegations that he said had been filed against him by “several left-wing activist groups”.

Photos: 18-year-old Quadruplets Brothers all Accepted Into 8 Ivy League Universities

Quadruplet brothers in Ohio have all been accepted at eight Ivy League schools including Yale and Harvard.
The 18-year-old quadruplets; Aaron, Zachary, Nigel and Nick Wade of the northern Cincinnati suburb of Liberty Township are drawing national media attention for their amazing achievement.

My wife poured kerosene into my keg of palm wine, man cries in court

A 37-year old Palm wine tapper, Mr Femi Taiwo, on Thursday, appealed to an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court to dissolve his three-year-old marriage to his wife, Bose, over her alleged frequent attacks.

Femi in his application for divorce also accused his wife of disrespecting her in-laws and in the habit of constantly fighting him over trivial matters.

The petitioner said both his parents and family members had tried to intervene in their family feud but that his wife failed to listen to their counsel.

Court Orders EFCC Unfreeze Patience’s $6m Account

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to unfreeze the account of former first lady Patience Goodluck Jonathan.
The account contains $5.9 million.
Recall that a Federal high court sitting in Lagos had in December last year ordered the freezing of multiple accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, suspected to be owned by Dame Patience Jonathan and also suspected to be proceeds of crime.

Video: Uber Passenger Threatens To Falsely Accuse Driver Of Rape

Leicester City Releases Statement Over Ahmed Musa’s Arrest

The Nigerian international, signed by the Foxes for £16million last summer, was quizzed by police for two hours on suspicion of common assault.

A statement by Leicester City said : “We are aware that Ahmed Musa has today (Wednesday) cooperated with a police inquiry relating to a disturbance in the early hours of this morning.

Germany approves bill curbing online hate crime, fake news

Germany’s Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new bill that punishes social networking sites if they fail to swiftly remove illegal content such as hate speech or defamatory fake news.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet agreed on rules that would impose fines of up to 50 million euros ($53.4 million) on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.

Cannibal film Raw is not meant to make you sick, says Julia Ducournau

Many of the headlines about French cannibal film Raw over the past few months have focused on people fainting and being given sick bags.
“That’s a shame,” sighs its director Julia Ducournau as she glances at a recent article about a screening in Los Angeles.
“It clearly doesn’t do justice for my movie, which is not a barf fest. I think it’s very reductive.”

Real Madrid, Morata: “This is the club of my dreams. I’ve never asked Zidane for more playing time”

It was a successful night for Real Madrid as they scored four to secure a 2-4 victory against Leganes to further themselves from Barcelona in the standings. Alvaro Morata was decisive in the game after scoring a hat trick.

"Some Men Are Not Looking For Wives But House Girls They Don't Have To Pay" - Reno Omokri

Actress Ini Edo’s Club In Lagos Shut Down Over Poor Management

The club business of Nigerian screen-goddess, Ini Edo has hit the rocks in less than two years after colourful pictures of the edifice flooded social media.

Reports have it that delectable Actress, Ini Edo has allegedly shut down her famous Lagos Night Club, Mimz Club, Bar and Lounge in Lekki Lagos, just barely after two years of operation.

Antonio Conte unhappy with Inter Milan talk, planning Chelsea future

Antonio Conte has distanced himself from rumours he could return to Italy in the summer by saying he is planning for the future with Chelsea, who he says can only now be caught by Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the Premier League this season.
The former Juventus and Italy coach has been linked, mainly in the Italian media, with a move to Inter Milan next season.  It has been reported that his family want him to return to Italy, but Conte says he is paying no attention to the speculation and is intent on bringing success to Premier League leaders Chelsea beyond this year.  “Honestly it’s disappointing when, in the end, you find yourself thrown on the front page with people talking about you,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

How I killed my uncle – Father of two confesses

A man identified as Daniel Ekemezie, who killed his 83-year-old uncle, Patrick Odoh over land dispute has blamed the devil for his action.
Ekemezie’s claim was contained in a statement by the spokesperson of the Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu, on Wednesday.
Amaraizu said Ekemezie carried out the act at Ukpata community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of the state on March 4, 2017 at

Chelsea must keep Hazard for Champions League challenge – Courtois

Chelsea must keep Hazard for Champions League challenge – Courtois

Chelsea need to keep Eden Hazard if they are serious about winning the Champions League again, teammate Thibaut Courtois has said.
Hazard scored both goals in the 2-1 win over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday to preserve their seven-point lead over Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the Premier League.
Speculation about a summer move to Real Madrid has grown in recent weeks, with reports in Spain claiming Chelsea are open to discussing a potential deal.

Roy Hodgson joins Man City’s Australian sister club

Roy Hodgson joins Man City’s Australian sister club

Former England manager Roy Hodgson is to work with Manchester City’s sister club for the rest of the Australian season on a consultancy basis.
Hodgson, 69, will mentor coaches across all age groups at Melbourne City in the country’s A-League.
It is his first job since standing down as England manager in the wake of the Euro 2016 last-16 defeat by Iceland.

Spain Confiscates $740 million Worth of Properties from Uncle of Syrian President

The highest Court in Spain seized a huge real estate portfolio belonging to Rifaat Al Assad, the uncle of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad on Tuesday, April 4. The Spanish authorities said they are investigating Rifaat for money laundering, therefor confiscated 503 properties belonging to him and his relatives worth €691 million ($740 million).

Super Eagles makes 40th Position in FIFA World Ranking

Nigeria Super Eagles have moved one place up to the 40th spot with 726(725.67) points in the April FIFA/Coca-Cola World Football Rankings. This also placed Nigeria as the 4th best football nation in Africa.

Egypt and Senegal maintained the first and second spots receptively. Egypt moved one place up to 19 in FIFA rankings, while Senegal moved two place down to 30.

Nigeria displaced Congo DR in the 5th spot. Congo DR is now 6th in Africa and 41 in the World.

Wife Battery: Leicester City & Super Eagle Star, Ahmed Musa Released

Leicester star Ahmed Musa was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning on suspicion of beating his wife, but was later released without charge.

The Nigerian international, signed by the Foxes for £16million last summer, was quizzed by police for two hours on suspicion of common assault.

Officers arrived at Musa's home just hours after Leicester's 2-0 win over Sunderland on Tuesday night, a match which the 24-year-old didn't play in.

How $505m Recovered Funds Were Re-Looted

A field assessment report on the projects embarked upon with recovered public funds by previous governments has alleged re-looting of the funds.

The report was conducted by a coalition of civil society organizations, including Human and Environmental Development Agenda, (HEDA Resource Centre), Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), Journalists for Democratic Rights, (JODER), Value and Integrity Group and PLAYYA.

5 Nigerian Women Turned Into Sex Slaves by Terrorist Group in Libya Regain Freedom

Five Nigerians were among the 35 women captured by the Islamic State fighters in Sirte, Libya and turned into sex slaves for months.

The Nigerians, including two children and 28 Eritreans, were recovered by Libyan forces last December and then made to face another spell of detention in a Misrata prison.

“I’m Too Old To Be Governor” – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, has described himself as being too old to be governor.
Speaking in Kaduna on the need to reform the State Civil Service, El-Rufai emphasised on the need for young and experienced Nigerians to govern states in the country.
The governor insisted that giving the younger generation opportunity to lead the country was the right way to go.

EFCC Recovers Fake $570,000 From Notorious 419 Syndicate In Kaduna

The Kaduna Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested members of a notorious syndicate of fraudsters made of four Nigerians and one Nigerien who specialise in duping innocent persons of their hard earned monies.
Those arrested are Salisu Rabiu, a.k.a Maimagani; Ibrahim Idris, a.k.a Dankano; Magaji Musa (Nigerian) a.k.a Maishayi; Haruna Abdullahi,a.k.a Balogun and Abubakar Umar ,a.k.a Fulani.

US Import Of Nigerian Oil Hits 42-Month High

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The increase in the United States’ imports of Nigerian crude oil has continued, with a record import of 9.78 million barrels in January, the latest report from the US Energy Information Administration has revealed.
Nigeria saw significant reduction in the US imports of its crude in recent years, starting from 2012, following the shale oil production boom.

Mel B’s husband Belafonte denies ‘outrageous’ abuse claims

Mel B’s husband Belafonte denies ‘outrageous’ abuse claims

Former Spice Girl Mel B’s estranged husband has “vehemently” denied allegations he subjected her to years of physical and emotional abuse.
The singer, whose real name is Melanie Brown, was granted a temporary restraining order against Stephen Belafonte after accusing him of abuse throughout their 10-year marriage.
The 41-year-old said Mr Belafonte beat her repeatedly, forced her into unwanted sex acts and threatened to leak sex tapes.

Messi still surprises Barcelona team-mates – Iniesta

Messi still surprises Barcelona team-mates – Iniesta

Lionel Messi is unique and still surprises his Barcelona team-mates with his brilliance, according to captain Andres Iniesta.
Messi scored a brace after Luis Suarez’s opener as Barca recorded a 3-0 win over Sevilla in La Liga on Wednesday.

EFCC Detains Ex-Governor, Babangida Aliyu Over N2b Ecological Fund

What did the Chief Servant of Niger State do with the sum of N3.6 billion cash it realised from the sales of its 16 out of its 26 percent stake in North South Power Ltd and the N2 billion it got from the Ecological Fund it got from the Presidency in 2015?

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission believes the cash from the two sources were laundered by the former governor and used for the prosecution of the 2015 governorship election to enthrone one of its own protégés. 

Man Curses Lady Who Blocked Him After Sending Her 9k

Police Arrest Ahmed Musa For Allegedly Beating His Wife

Leicester City Striker Ahmed Musa has been arrested and questioned by the police for allegedly beating his wife, Jamila, according to UK tabloid, The Sun.

The Nigerian International was said to have been picked up by the police from his home in Leicestershire around 1am on Wednesday, not long after wishing his wife and “queen” happy birthday in an Instagram post.