Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Monaco question Mbappe’s PSG loan deal

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has questioned Kylain Mbappe’s loan to Paris Saint-Germain in a move he calls “the most successful in world football”.

The 18-year-old striker moved to PSG last Thursday in a season-long loan deal with a 180 million euro buy-out clause attached, making him the second most expensive player of all time behind new teammate Neymar.

NFF pays Eagles full bonus, begins preparations for Zambia

The Nigeria Football Federation has opted to pay players and officials of the Super Eagles the full match bonus for Monday’s crunchy 2018 FIFA World Cup encounter against the Lions of Cameroon in Yaounde, even though the tie ended in a draw.

NFF President Amaju Pinnick disclosed this to the team on board the ARIK Air Bombadier CRJ 1000 aircraft that flew the Nigerian delegation back from Yaounde on Tuesday morning.

Death toll from Borno cholera outbreak rises to 21

The death toll from a cholera outbreak in restive northeast Nigeria has risen to 21, with most of the victims living in a camp for people displaced by Boko Haram violence, the health ministry said Tuesday.

On Saturday, the ministry had said the cholera toll was 14 in the town of Maiduguri, with most of the victims living in a camp for people displaced by Boko Haram violence.

NDLEA arrests man with hard drugs in Jos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Plateau on Tuesday said it had arrested a 25-year-old man, Zulkifil Aliyu, who specialised in illegal narcotics trade within Jos metropolis.

The agency’s Commander in the State, Mr Ibrahim Bragi, confirmed Aliyu’s arrest to newsmen in Jos.

French magazine ordered to pay €190,000 over Kate’s topless photos

A French court ruled Tuesday that a French celebrity magazine must pay €100,000 in damages to Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate over topless photos of the duchess published in 2012.

The court also ordered Closer magazine’s editor, Laurence Pieau; and publisher, Ernesto Mauri, to each pay €45,000 ($53,000) in fines, the maximum possible.

PSG make mockery of financial fair play system – La Liga chief

Qatari-owned French side Paris Saint-Germain are “laughing” at the financial fair play (FPP) system, a combative Javier Tebas, president of Spain’s La Liga, said on Wednesday.

The 55-year-old also warned that if he was not satisfied with UEFA’s response to La Liga’s concerns regarding the lavish spending of both PSG and Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City then he would consider taking his case to Brussels and the European Union.

Ex-Liverpool defender Enrique retires with injury

Former Liverpool and Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique has retired from football aged 31 having suffered with a persistent knee injury.

The Spaniard made 127 appearances for Newcastle before a £6.5m move to Liverpool in August 2011.

Di Maria thigh injury raises PSG fears

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Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria could be sidelined for several weeks after injuring his left thigh during Argentina’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Venezuela on Tuesday.

Di Maria was replaced in the 25th minute of the 1-1 draw in Buenos Aires with a muscle injury, according to the Argentine national team’s medical staff.

Group slams fed govt over ASUU, resident doctors’ strikes

A group known as Unified Nigeria Youth Forum (UNYF) has described the inability of the Federal Government, under President Muhammadu Buhari, to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and resident doctors leading the strikes in hospitals and tertiary institutions, as ‘a national scandal and embarrassment’.

The group condemned, in strong terms, the indefinite strike embark upon by resident doctors, saying it would set the country’s health sector backwards while the poor masses suffer the consequences that would emerge.

It may take 20 years to break my record – Bolt

Usain Bolt is feeling no pressure in retirement, confident his best times can remain world records for decades.

The only sprinter to capture the 100- and 200-metre track titles at three consecutive Olympics, Bolt retired last month after the world championships in London. He holds the world record of 9.58 seconds in the 100 and 19.19 in the 200 — both set in Berlin in 2009.

No agreement in place over new Barca contract – Iniesta

Andres Iniesta has contradicted Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, and denied that there is an agreement in principle for him to extend his contract at the Camp Nou beyond its expiry at the end of the season.

In an interview with Mundo Deportivo on Tuesday, Bartomeu had claimed the club were almost in a position to announce a contract renewal for the midfielder.

Kenya’s top judge guided by faith in God and the law

Since Kenya’s Supreme Court decision to nullify the result of last month’s presidential election, David Maraga’s name has been on nearly every Kenyan’s lips — be it in joy or anger.

“He’s an African hero!” shouted 25-year-old Joseph Omullo the day the shock ruling was announced, trying to make himself heard over jubilant crowds in the teeming shantytown of Kibera in the capital Nairobi.

Two deputies to Boko Haram leader Shekau killed – Nigerian Army

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Two Boko Haram commanders and deputies to Abubakar Shekau, a factional leader of the terror group, were killed in successful military operations at Alafa in Borno on Sallah day, an official has said.

The Army spokesman, Sani Usman, said in a statement on Tuesday that the deputies that were killed in the onslaught included Afdu Kawuri and Abubakar Banishek.

Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes finally confirm relationship five years after clause in Tom Cruise divorce "blocked her from dating publicly"

Hollywood's most top secret couple Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes finally confirmed their relationship as they packed on the PDA while at a beach in Malibu on Monday.

They had allegedly been together since 2013, about a year after her split from Tom Cruise, however, they had to keep their relationship secret because a clause in her divorce settlement allegedly barred her from dating publicly for at least 5 years.

Why President Buhari Cancelled FEC Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari has called off the Federal Executive Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday (today).

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said in a statement that the meeting was called off due to the inability of the government to prepare for the weekly meeting due to the Sallah holiday.

Thousands of Nigerian children at risk of deportation from US

Thousands of Nigerian children in the US face possible deportation following the repealing of the deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) policy by the country’s president Donald Trump.

DACA is an American immigration policy set up by the Barack Obama administration in 2012. It has protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children.

Nigerian wife calls out husband’s married colleague, who reportedly likes sleeping with people’s husbands

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An angry Nigerian wife and Facebook user, Ndidi Onyekwelu Tettey, has taken to the platform to call out her husband’s colleague, Josephine Ekerette, who is also married with two kids, but reportedly likes sleeping with people’s husbands.

Spain, Morocco break up alleged active extremists’ cell

Authorities in Spain say security forces there and in nearby Morocco have broken up an alleged extremist cell whose six members were actively training and planning to conduct violent attacks.

Five of those detained on Wednesday are Moroccan and one is a Spaniard of Moroccan origin, Spain’s Interior Ministry said.

Ex-President’s son jailed 24 years for drug trafficking

Fabio Lobo, a son of former Honduran President, Porfirio Lobo, has been sentenced to 24 years in an American prison for conspiring to smuggle cocaine and sell it in the United States.

U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield also fined him $50,000 and ordered him to forfeit $267,000.

WhatsApp to launch customer service app

WhatsApp today announced plans to launch an app that lets small businesses chat with customers. A software solution will also be made available that gives large companies, like banks and airlines, tools to manage conversations with customers and do things like share flight times, delivery notifications, and other updates. The news comes a week after information about verified business accounts began to appear on the WhatsApp site.

Rick Ross welcomes baby girl with IG fitness model Briana Camille (Photos)

American rapper, Rick Ross just welcomed a baby girl with Instagram fitness model, Briana Camille!

While we can’t confirm the status of his relationship with Briana, we know that Ricky Rozay is currently in a serious relationship with Twitter executive Liz Hagelthorn.
Congrats to them! Photos below;

Lil Wayne’s seizure ’caused by hectic schedule, not codeine addiction’

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Lil Wayne, American hip-hop star, has been discharged after his recent hospitalisation.
Wayne had suffered multiple seizures on Sunday, hours before a scheduled performance in Las Vegas.

The award winning rapper was found unconscious in his room and was subsequently rushed to the hospital.

Couple in court over alleged N1.6m fraud

A 43-year-old man, Sunday Babatunde, and his wife, Sola ,38, who allegedly defrauded one Onuma Chidubem of N1.6 million, were on Tuesday arraigned in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The defendants are facing a charge of fraud.

Police nab two siblings, others for cultism in Anambra

The Special Anti Cultism Squad of the Anambra State Police Command has arrested two siblings and six others for suspected cult activities.

The suspects were arrested on Tuesday at Ihiala Local Government area of the state.

The suspects allegedly confessed to being members of Vipers and Junior Vikings confraternity.

Court remands teenager for defiling minor in Minna

A Minna Magistrates’ Grade 1 Court on Tuesday remanded a teenager, Mose Lawal, accused of defiling a four-year-old girl in Niger.

Mr Abdullahi Mayaki, prosecutor for the state Child Rights Protection Agency, told the court that the incident occurred on Aug. 29, at Anguwa Soje around Kpankungu in Chanchaga Local Government.

Police arrest 3 men with human heads, hands

The Police Command in Osun State on Tuesday said it arrested three male suspects, with two human heads and hands in the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Fimihan Adeoye, told newsmen in Osogbo that the suspects were arrested on Aug. 29 during a police stop and search operation.

Ezenwa remains Eagles fourth choice – Rohr

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has stated that Vincent Enyeama is still the team’s number one goalkeeper.

Rohr, while speaking on the 1-1 draw with Cameroon in Yaounde, also clarified that FC Ifeanyi Ubah stopper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, remains fourth choice.

Barcelona’s president is a joke – Neymar

Neymar has slammed Barcelona president, Josep María Bartomeu, calling him a “joke” over comments he made about the Brazil star and his father.

The 25-year-old completed a move to Paris Saint-Germain last month, after the French side paid his €222million release clause.

Nigeria not out of recession – Onovo

Former presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP), Martin Onovo, has said the Federal Government lied to Nigerians by saying the country has exited economic recession.

According to him, Nigeria cannot be out of recession and still face increased unemployment rate.

Mourinho targets Champions League record with Man United

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has admitted he is targeting the record of most UEFA Champions League matches as a coach, as the Red Devils prepare to return to the competition next week.

Legendary United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, holds the all-time record with 194 games, while Mourinho has managed 133 matches in Europe’s elite tournament to date.

Ronaldo toughest foe, but Messi better – Alves

Dani Alves admits that Cristiano Ronaldo is the toughest opponent he has faced in his career, but maintains Lionel Messi and Neymar are superior.

The Brazilian right-back has come up against the Real Madrid star on several occasions in his career through his time at Barcelona and Juventus, most recently in last season’s Champions League final.

Olojo festival will change negative perception of African deities – Ooni

Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife, has said this year’s Olojo festival would be a total exhibition of African culture to change the negative perception people have about cultural beliefs.

Ooni gave this call at his palace during the launch of 2017 Olojo festival, according to Moses Olafare, director of media and public affairs.

It’s no longer business as usual for criminals in Lagos – CP

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal, has issued a stern warning to criminals operating in the state, saying he would ensure that the residents of the state sleep well.

Edgal said this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, at the State House in Alausa, Ikeja.

Dogara expresses joy as Nigeria exits recession

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has expressed happiness over the latest report released by the National Bureau of Statistics which indicated that Nigeria had finally exited recession, reports the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan, on Tuesday in Abuja, Dogara said the House was gladdened by the goodness of performance of economy in the last quarter.

South Africa’s Anderson beats Querrey to reach US Open semi-finals

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson ended American hopes in the men’s singles as he beat Sam Querrey to reach the US Open semi-finals.

Anderson won 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (9-11) 6-3 7-6 (9-7) at Flushing Meadows to reach his first major semi-final.

Top military officers escape death in Cross River

The Commander of the Joint Task Force, Operation Delta Safe (ODS) Rear Admiral Apochi Ogabu Suleiman, and top military officers escaped death on Tuesday when the Ikang Jetty in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State collapsed.

According to investigations Admiral Suleiman who led other officers including component commanders of ODS, officers of NNS Victory and officers from Sector Four were at the Ikang Jetty as part of Operation Safety Check designed to check troops deployment when the Ikang Jetty gave way and all the officers fell into the River.

Resident doctors in Borno join strike amid cholera outbreak

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) on Tuesday embarked on a nationwide indefinite strike, despite the emergencies occasioned by Boko Haram insurgency and cholera outbreak in Maiduguri.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the Chairman of the association, Dr Muhammad El-Yakub, made the disclosure while addressing newsmen at the end of its congress meeting held at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH).

Photos: Yul Edochie pays courtesy visit to Igwe of Ihite, Okija

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie and his team paid a courtesy visit to Igwe Obi Nnaoma of Ihite, Okija recently. He prayed for the filmmaker, who is contesting for the seat of governor in Anambra state, and endorsed him to be the next governor. 

Biafra: Mbaka reveals why Igbos must refuse Nigeria’s breakup

Mbaka said Igbo should not be seeking secession because they stand to lose a lot if Biafra is achieved.

The controversial clergyman maintained that Igbos own most of the business ventures across Nigeria, as such should seek Nigeria’s unity.

NBA team, Houston Rockets sold for a record $2.2 Billion

Multiple reports confirm that restaurant and casino owner Tilman Fertitta has agreed to buy NBA team, the Houston Rockets from Leslie Alexander for a record fee of $2.2 Billion.

Terms were not publicly disclosed and must be approved by the NBA Board of Governors. If and when confirmed, that total would surpass Steve Ballmer’s $2 billion deal to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014 as the most expensive franchise sale in NBA history.

Jonathan, Okojo-Iweala, CJN, Fayemi, Fayose, others under EFCC’s probe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has listed Former President, Goodluck Jonathan;the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen; Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State; his predecessor and the current Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; and the immediate past Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, are among high-profile personalities currently under its investigation.

Lagos Records 852 Domestic Violence Cases in Nine Months

Between January and September 2017, a total of 852 cases of domestic violence and related cases were recorded in Lagos State, the State’s Domestic and S*xual Violence Response Team has disclosed.

Speaking on Tuesday at a media parley held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, to commemorate the Domestic and S*xual Violence Awareness Month, the State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem, said out of the total number, there were 564 domestic violence cases, 60 defilement cases,  30 rape cases, 11 attempted r*pe, 123 child neglect and abuse cases, and 84 other cases.

18-year-old Student Offers to Sell Her Virginity Online to a 'Real Man' for £1,500

According to a report by The Sun UK, a desperate Ukrainian student is currently offering to sell her virginity to a "real man" because she urgently needs £1,500.

The teenager, named Yulia, told a local newspaper in Melitopol: "Sooner or later I will have to say goodbye to it. So it is better to do it this way than at some drunken party."