Saturday, 12 August 2017

Barcelona Sign Paulinho From Guangzhou Evergrande For £36.5m

Barcelona have complete the signing of former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho for a fee of €40million (£36.5m).
The Brazilian, who has been with Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande since 2015, has been a target for the Nou Camp club for much of the summer and has now completed his move.

Hajj Pilgrim Dies While Boarding Plane in Sokoto

An intending pilgrim from Sokoto State, Inno Mu’azu has died at Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto. Aged 56, he is said to have died while boarding a plane to Saudi Arabia Thursday evening.

Neymar offers to pay $2.5 million fine to Brazil tax authorities

Brazilian football star Neymar is willing to pay a fine of $2.5 million to settle tax evasion allegations in his country, his lawyer said Friday.

The 25-year-old wants to leave the fight with Brazilian authorities behind him as he prepares for a new professional life with Paris Saint-Germain after his record $261 million (222 million euro) transfer buyout from FC Barcelona, Neymar’s lawyer Marcos Neder told a press conference.

I’m a spirit, its a taboo to see me eat – Orodje of Okpe kingdom, Mujakperuo

The Orodje of Okpe Kingdom, His Majesty, Orhue 1, Major Gen. Felix Mujakperuo (retd) has revealed various actions that could be seen as taboos in the ancient kingdom.
Speaking with the Punch, the monarch, among other things, said he does not eat, as he is seen as a spirit among men. Therefore it is taboo to see him eating.

Aubameyang hat-trick breaks Dortmund's foreign scoring record

Three goals in the DFB-Pokal on Saturday saw the Gabon striker surpass Stephane Chapuisat in the Bundesliga club's history books.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made light work of Rielasingen-Arlen in the DFB-Pokal first round on Saturday as his hat-trick made him Borussia Dortmund's most prolific foreign goalscorer of all time.

Don’t be fooled, Nigeria will never be restructured before, after 2019 – Shehu Sani

According to him, political elites are just engaging in cheap talks about restructuring in order to buy time before the campaign for the next round of general elections commences in earnest and eclipse the issue of restructuring.
In a statement on his Facebook page, Sani further warned that Nigerians should also not expect the nation to be restructured even after the 2019 polls.

Chelsea start Premier League title defence on losing note

Chelsea’s defence of their Premier League title got off to a disappointing start on Saturday as they lost 3-2 to Burnley at Stamford Bridge.
It was really an awful day for Chelsea who ended the game with nine players.

‘I duped her of N6m because she is a greedy thief’ – Herbalist

The Edo State Police Command said it has arrested an Osun-based herbalist, identified as one Usman Mohammed, for allegedly defrauding a woman of the sum of N6m.

The victim was said to have given him the money for ritual purposes in order to increase the amount to N12m. But Usman, who was paraded on Thursday in Benin, told Southern City News that his victim lost the money because she was looking for what she did not keep.

Drake & Future Sued By Woman ... Claims She Was Raped At Concert

Drake and Future are being sued by a woman who claims she was raped at their concert by a man associated with the venue  according to a report by People.

The woman- listed as "Jane Doe" says she attended the duo's show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville last August. According to People, the woman claims she was approached by "a man associated with Bridgestone Arena" who told her he'd take her backstage to meet Drake and Future.

Man arrested for raping nine-year old to death in Kebbi

A 45 year old man, Dantani, has been arrested by the Kebbi State Police Command for allegedly raping a nine-year-old boy to death in Zauro town.
The Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim M. Kabiru, disclosed this at a media briefing yesterday.

I’m part of Wizkid’s history whether he likes it or not, says Samklef

Music producer/artiste Samklef, whose real name is Samuel Oguachuba, says he will always be mentioned whenever the story of Wizkid’s rise is being told.
Samklef, who produced Wizkid’s breakout ‘Superstar’ album, says he settled the rift between himself and Wizkid in 2015.

Kenya boils, as Police kill 11 protesters

Kenyan police killed 11 people in a crackdown on protesters as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums ringing the capital, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.

A security official told Reuters that the bodies of nine young men shot dead overnight in Nairobi’s Mathare slum had been brought to the city morgue.

Why president must resign, allow someone else takeover – Anglican Bishop

The Bishop of Owo Diocese, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Rt. Revd. James Oladunjoye, has admonished President Muhammadu Buhari to vacate his office for someone else if his health is continuously failing him.
Speaking at the second session of the Twelfth Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Owo, on Friday, the Bishop also berated the Presidency for refusing to disclose Buhari’s health status.

Man Murders His Wife, Commits Suicide In Presence Of His Kids

A 30-year-old man has murdered his 26-year-old wife in the presence of their crying children. not stopping there, he proceeded to kill himself. The kids are said to be all under 8.

Police were called out to the family home on Saturday after a concerned neighbour heard the cries of the two young children and a small baby at the address.

You are a thoughtless fool - Wale Ojo Slams Charly Boy In IG Post

Seasoned journalist Wale Ojo, is not here for Charly Boy's fight for freedom.

He took to IG to lambast Charly Boy, tagging him a 'thoughtless old fool.'

It Will Be Pure Wickedness If I Deny My Daughter A Boyfriend At 15 - Kenny Saint Brown

Songstress Kenny Saint Brown, has revealed the age her daughter will be allowed to date.

Speaking with Saturday Beats, Kenny, who was formerly married to One half of popular 80's group, Remedies Eddy Montana and bore two kids for, revealed she her girls will be allowed to date at the age of 15.

Jeremy McConnell has avoided jail for the assault of Stephanie Davis.

The 27-year-old was given 20 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, by Judge Wendy Lloyd today at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court.

He was also told he must carry out a Building Better Relationships course with the Probation Service, as well as 15 days of Rehabilitation Activity Requirements and 200 hours unpaid work.

Beijing warns Pyongyang: You’re on your own if you go after the United States

China won’t come to North Korea’s aid if it launches missiles threatening U.S. soil and there is retaliation, a state-owned newspaper warned Friday — but it would intervene if Washington strikes first. 

The Global Times newspaper is not an official mouthpiece of the Communist Party, but in this case its editorial probably does reflect government policy, experts said.

Ludacris buys his daughter a Range Rover for her 16th birthday

Rapper Ludacris celebrated his daughter, Karma Bridges' 16th birthday by gifting her a range rover evoque .The proud dad shared photos of the surprise, writing "Happy Sweet Sixteen @karma.christine Don't Hurt em too bad. "

Russia warns U.S. not to meddle in its elections

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov warned Washington on Friday against trying to meddle in next month's Russian regional elections.

"I do not know what plans the U.S. embassy has, ​​but there were many episodes when American diplomats were seen in illegal activities," Lavrov said, the state-owned TASS news agency reported. "The relevant services should take appropriate measures." 

Bodybuilder Rich Piana Had 20 Bottles of Steroids During Medical Emergency

Bodybuilding superstar Rich Piana had 20 bottles of steroids in his home at the time of his medical emergency ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports.

Cops were called to Piana's Florida home at 1:30 PM on Monday after the 46-year-old social media sensation suddenly collapsed in his bathroom while getting a haircut from his girlfriend, Chanel. 

Tupac's Hummer Back On Auction Block After High Bidder Flakes

Tupac Shakur's 1996 Hummer -- the ride he bought a month before he was killed -- is headed back to the auction block ... because the previous winning bidder bailed on paying.

The rapper's fully loaded Hummer sold for a whopping $337,000 in May 2016 -- 3 times more than what was expected -- and it turns out it may have been too good to be true. After several attempts to collect, the anonymous Ohio bidder defaulted.