Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Sultan declares September 1 for Eid-el-Kabir holiday

Sept. 1, 2017 has been declared as Eid-el-Kabir day by the Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar.

This is contained in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto.

2-Year old Suffers Injury To Head After Uncle Tortured Her For Excreting On The Bed

Two-old girl, Chidinma Okasu, escaped death by a whisker after an injury to her head reportedly affected her brain.

According to report, the child sustained the injury after being allegedly tortured by her uncle a certain Seyi Shodiya for excreting on a bed.

20 South Africa inmates escape during police truck ambush

An armed gang freed 20 prisoners in South Africa by ambushing a police truck transporting them from court back to their cells, authorities said Wednesday.

During the incident, which occurred south of Johannesburg on Tuesday, a group of men armed with rifles surrounded the truck which was ferrying the prisoners, most of them still awaiting trial, police said.

Nigerian players keep speaking Pidgin English… I want to learn, says Jamie Vardy

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy says he’s learning how to speak Pidgin English as fluently as the Nigerian players in his team.

Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Ahmed Musa are the Nigerian players in Leicester City.

Russian hackers move on to football with release of data

Carlos Tevez, Juan Sebastian Veron and Dirk Kuyt have been named by hackers Fancy Bears as three of the players permitted to use otherwise-banned medicines during the 2010 World Cup.
Tevez and Veron are two of five Argentina players listed in a document which details therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) and declarations of use of medicines for 25 players during the tournament in South Africa more than seven years ago.

R. Kelly faces allegation of underage sex and physical abuse

Another woman has accused R&B singer R Kelly of physical abuse and underage sex.
Following recent allegations that he was brainwashing women in a cult-like setup, Jerhonda Pace says that she lost her virginity to Kelly aged 16, one year below the age of consent in Illinois where the incident took place.

Nigerian lady accuses RCCG of refusing to return N24.7m proceeds of fraud, reveals someone committed suicide because of the money

A Nigerian lady, Emilia has accused The Reedemed Christian Church of God of refusing to return N24.7m proceeds of fraud that was paid into their account after a member allegedly defrauded her of N100m, despite all petitions written to them from the police.

According to her, someone has already commited suicide because of it; In three different posts she wrote;

Messi gives condition for signing new Barcelona contract

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, has told the club he will not put pen to paper on a new contract, before the summer transfer window closes.
Spanish outlet, Marca, claims that Messi wants to see how the club operates in the final days of the transfer market, before committing his future to them.

Barcelona to make final £138m bid for Philippe Coutinho

Despite having three previous bids for Philippe Coutinho rejected by Liverpool, Barcelona are reportedly preparing to make a fourth offer worth £138m for the Brazillian.

Barcelona have been left walking a tight rope after Neymar jettisoned the Nou Camp for Paris Saint-Germain’s  Parc des Princes in a  €222m move.

Buhari cancels FEC meeting, to receive SGF’s probe report

The weekly Federal Executive Council meeting will not hold today.

This was made known by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, in the early hours of Wednesday.

No reason was given for the cancelation.

“You were sent packing because of your bad character!” – Sister-inlaw of lady who called off her wedding fires back

Former sister in-law to the Nigerian lady who wedded a man, Emeka Augustine who she never dated is attacking her on Facebook saying she was sent packing because of her bad character and that she needs to tell the truth.

Coca-Cola, Pespi, 5 others agree to limit sugar content of drinks

Seven major drinks companies including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo will limit the sugar content of drinks they sell in Singapore, as part of the city-state’s campaign to fight diabetes.

Singapore is one of the first countries in Asia to target sugary drinks, bringing it in line with many Western nations that have sought to mitigate the health risks associated with sugar through measures such as taxes and warning labels.

Veteran Actress Eucharia Anunobi Loses Her Only Child To Sickle Cell Anaemia

Nollywood veteran actress and Evangelist, Eucharia Anunobi has lost her only child, Raymond Ekwu.

Mark Wahlberg named world's highest-paid actor,2017

Rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg has been named the world’s highest paid actor,2017

The 46-year-old star won his place at the top of the list compiled by Forbes magazine after earning an estimated $68 million before taxes over the past 12 months.

56 houses linked to Diezani temporarily seized

Temporary forfeiture of 56 houses linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been ordered by a Federal High Court in Lagos.
According to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Diezani paid $21,982,224 for the properties located in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt, adding that it believed that the funds were proceeds of crime.

The anti-graft agency listed the properties to include 29 terraced houses comprising eight four-bedroomed penthouse apartments, six three-bedroomed apartments, two three-bedroomed maisonettes, two twin bedroomed apartments and one four-bedroom apartment.

Nigeria Performs Terribly At Sport Due To Ageing Athletes - Solomon Dalung

The Minister of Youths and Sports Solomon Dalung,is of the believe that Nigeria keeps on performing terribly at sports due to ageing professional athletes.

Dalung made this known on Tuesday in Abuja while receiving Nigeria gymnasts who participated at the 2017 Regional African Gymnastics Championship in South Africa.

Toke Makinwa Joins Nollywood

Media Personality and best-selling author Toke Makinwa has joined the movie world.
Toke shared a post on her Instagram page announcing she’s pursuing a career in acting as she starts shooting a major role in a feature film tomorrow.

She wrote:

Saudi Arabian King Salman spent $100 million on Moroccan vacation

King Salman of Saudi Arabia reportedly spent $100 million on his annual getaway to his favorite spot Tangier, Morocco, according to Haaretz.

The 81-year-old monarch, who's worth a reported $1.38 billion, landed in Morocco in July, traveled with more than 1,000 ministers, advisers, family members and security personnel. There were 800 hotel rooms reserved and 200 vehicles ,in addition to the King’s cars , and a host of top catering companies.

Naomi Campbell calls out British Vogue over ''all white'' editorial staff

Supermodel,Naomi Campbell has aired her displeasure at British Vogue over the lack of diversity in their staff under previous editor, Alexandra Schulman.

Posting a photo of their staff photo,she says she hopes the new black editor Edward Enninful would have a more inclusive and diverse staff.She wrote

Teacher jailed after having sex at cemetery

Charli Parker, a former teacher at a private Christian school in Alabama accused of having sex with two underage male students has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to one charge.

The 31-year-old Parker was sentenced to 12 years in prison, though she would only serve three years, followed by five years of probation.

Between Dele Momodu and IG user who criticized him for using 7 phones

Ovation International publisher, Chief Dele Momodu shared a photo during a pampering session,but the subject of most comments were the seven phones displayed.

Bodybuilder Dallas McCarver dies after reportedly choking on food

Dallas McCarver, a popular bodybuilder known as "Big Country," has died after he reportedly choked on food.

McCarver's girlfriend, WWE superstar Dana Brooke, told TMZ the 26-year-old lifter was found unconscious Monday night in his home by a friend. McCarver was found shortly after he spoke with Brooke on the phone.

Boko Haram used 83 kids as suicide bombers in seven months —UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund on Tuesday has expressed worry at the spade of suicide bombings carried out by children.

According to UNICEF, so far this year, 83 children have been used as “human bombs,” which is already four times higher than it was in 2016.

Nigeria ranks third in global internet crimes behind UK, U.S - NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says Nigeria currently ranks third globally in cyber crimes behind the UK and the U.S.

NCC’s Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Umar Danbatta, disclosed this on Tuesday at the ongoing 2017 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos.He said

Reno Omokri compares girls who ask for phone credit to armed robbers