Friday, 3 November 2017

N’Golo Kante close to featuring against Manchester United – Antonio Conte

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has said N’Golo Kante is “progressing well” and insisted that he will not be taking a risk if he includes the midfielder in his team to take on Manchester United on Sunday.

Kante has been sidelined since picking up a hamstring injury on France duty in early October, missing six matches in all competitions including damaging losses in the Premier League against Crystal Palace and in the Champions League against Roma.

Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku hits back at critics

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has hit back at his critics, telling them to judge him when he’s the finished article.

Lukaku cost the club £75million in the summer from Everton and started his United career by scoring 11 goals in his first 11 games.

Google committed to enhance tourism with digital maps – official

Google Nigeria is committed to providing digital maps to ease movement, encourage tourism and create jobs in the country, Mrs Titi Akinsonmi, Public Policy Lead of the organisation, has said.

Akinsonmi,gave the assurance during a meeting with business owners, developers and other users of Google map in Abuja on Friday.

Manchester City aren’t new Invincibles – Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has promised Arsene Wenger that Manchester City have no chance of emulating his Arsenal team’s 2003/04 record of completing a Premier League season unbeaten.

Arsenal were dubbed the ‘Invincibles’ after becoming only the second team — after Preston North End in 1888/89 — to go through an English top-flight campaign without losing a game.

Cryptocurrencies’ market cap hits record $200 billion

The aggregate value of all cryptocurrencies hit a record high of over $200 billion on Wednesday, according to industry website Coinmarketcap, putting their reported market value at more than that of U.S. banking giant Citigroup.

The new record came as the biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, bitcoin, hit a record high of $7,500 BTC=BTSP on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, after a more than tenfold increase in value over the past 12 months.

Argentina’s ex-VP Amado Boudou arrested in corruption case

Amado Boudou, former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez’s economy minister and also vice president, was arrested on corruption charges on Friday, becoming the second major official in her government to face detention.

Police arrested Boudou and an alleged associate, Jose Carmona, in an upscale neighbourhood of Buenos Aires for racketeering and money laundering, state-run news agency Telam reported.

Chrissy Teigen leaves $1,000 tip for Ohio waitress

Mikayla Scott says she was working at a Centerville Outback Steakhouse on Oct. 27 when Teigen, her daughter and several others came in.

The 21-year-old says she was nervous serving the model, but at the end she found Teigen left a $1,000 tip. Scott says, "I was like, 'Oh my god, praise the Lord.'"

Malawian artist beaten to death after he killed his houseboy over missing money

An artist Lilongwe, Malawi has been killed by an angry mob after he accidentally killed his houseboy over missing money .Kingsley Maigwa had angrily confronted his houseboy over missing money and when he didn't get a satisfactory answer, he reportedly grabbed the penis and scrotum of his boy and squeezed them hard,severely injuring him.

Tyrese No Longer Being Investigated for Child Abuse

Barely a day after he broke down in tears over his custody battle,Tyrese Gibson is no longer being investigated for child abuse.

E! News reports that the Department of Child and Family Services has closed its investigation into the actor after his ex-wife, Norma Gibson, claimed he beat their 10-year-old daughter, Shayla.

I rather go to jail instead of paying damages, man tells judge

An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court sitting in Isabo, turned to theatre room on Friday when 43-year-old Saburi Yusuf, accused of damaging a car and a windscreen told the court that he was ready to go to jail. Yusuf, standing trial before Magistrate Idowu Olayinka on one-count charge of malicious damage, pleaded guilty to the offence.

Tragedy Averted As Container Falls On Multiple Vehicles In Lagos, 9 People Rescued (Photos)

A tragedy was averted today in Lagos due to the prompt intervention by Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Response Unit following a multiple accident involving some vehicles and a container truck along Ikorodu Road. The intervention by the emergency officials led to the rescue of 9 lives including a family of five (father, mother and three girls and others)…

Send Me To Jail, 43-Year-Old Man Begs Court

An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court sitting in Isabo turned to a theatre on Friday when 43-year-old Saburi Yusuf, accused of damaging a car and a windscreen, told the court that he was ready to go to jail.

Yusuf, standing trial before Magistrate Idowu Olayinka on one count of malicious damage pleaded guilty to the offence.

U.S. citizen arrested in Zimbabwe for ‘insulting’ Mugabe

Zimbabwean police detained a U.S. citizen and seized her laptop on Friday on suspicion of calling President Robert Mugabe a “Goblin” on Twitter, the first arrest since the creation of a Ministry of Cyber Security last month, her lawyers said.

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights said in a statement that Martha O‘Donovan, who works for Magamba TV, which describes itself as Zimbabwe’s leading producer of political satire, was picked up during a dawn raid on her Harare home.

Arsene Wenger vows Arsenal will attack Manchester City

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has pledged that his side will fight fire with fire when they tackle free-scoring Premier League pace-setters Manchester City on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola’s City are five points clear at the top of the table — and nine points above Arsenal — after amassing 35 goals in their opening 10 league fixtures.

My son died of ‘cardiac arrest’ – Bola Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has attributed the death of his son to cardiac arrest.

The sudden death of Jide had sparked suspicion, with some saying he was murdered.

Tinubu revealed the cause of his son’s death in a statement issued on his behalf by Tunde Rahman, his media aide.

Jurgen Klopp accepts Liverpool risk losing Emre Can on free transfer

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool must accept the risk of Emre Can signing a pre-contract agreement with another club in January as “part of football”.

The Germany international has yet to agree fresh terms at Anfield and would be able to hold talks with other interested parties at the beginning of 2018 when he enters the final six months of his deal.

Antonio Conte asks for Jose Mourinho respect when Manchester United visit Chelsea

Antonio Conte insists his relationship with Jose Mourinho stops at mutual respect ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Manchester United.

The pair have been involved in several touchline confrontations dating back to October 2016, when Mourinho suggested Conte had “humiliated” him and his players by celebrating Chelsea’s fourth goal in a 4-0 win over United.

Apple’s iPhone X hits stores as profits soar

Apple’s flagship iPhone X hit stores around the world Friday, as the company predicted bumper sales despite the handset’s eye-watering price tag and celebrated a surge in profits.

Apple enthusiasts around the globe were lining up to get their hands on the new device which features facial recognition, cordless charging and an edge-to-edge screen made of organic light-emitting diodes used in high-end televisions.

Suspected herdsmen attack Benue communities

About 24 hours after the anti-open grazing law by Benue State Government took effect, suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked some communities in Logo Local Government Area of the state, killed one person, Ortse Kwaghdoo (40), and injuring a 70 year-old man, Hinger Aka.

A source in the area who disclosed this in confidence, said the incident happened in the Tombo ward of the local government area in the early hours of Wednesday when the deceased was shot while fishing.

Spanish tax fraud case “closed” – Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says a Spanish tax fraud case against him is “closed” after he appeared in court on Friday.

The Manchester United manager was summoned to answer accusations of non-payment of £2.9m in taxes between 2011 and 2012, while manager of Real Madrid.

Leicester boss Claude Puel hints he is open to Hatem Ben Arfa reunion

New Leicester manager Claude Puel has suggested that he could be interested in rescuing Hatem Ben Arfa from Paris Saint-Germain in the January transfer window.

Puel and Ben Arfa teamed up with Nice for the 2015-16 season and the former Newcastle and Hull man scored 17 goals and registered six assists in 34 Ligue 1 appearances as the club finished fourth in the table.

Truecaller Hits 6.2 Million Subscribers in Nigeria

The Chief Commercial Officer, Truecaller, Mr Ted Nelson, said on Friday that out of the 150 million phone subscribers in Nigeria, 6.2million had subscribed to Truecaller.

Nelson disclosed this on the sidelines of the launch of its Developer programme in Lagos. According to him, in Africa, we have 50 million registered users and this is about 20 per cent of total global Truecaller users.

Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino demands focus after Real Madrid heroics

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has demanded his side retain their focus to the Premier League game against Crystal Palace on Sunday after the Champions League heroics against Real Madrid in midweek.

Two goals from Dele Alli and a third from Christian Eriksen secured a 3-1 win over Real at Wembley on Wednesday night, a result that furthered the club’s ambition to enter the upper echelons of European football.

I'm After Prosperity 'Yahoo' Pastors, There is No Muslim Cleric Who Owns a Private Jet - Daddy Freeze (Video)

While speaking in an exclusive interview with SaharaReporters, controversial Lagos-based on-air personality, Ifedayo Olarinde popularly known as Daddy Freeze, continued on his war path with Nigerian preachers as he claims that there is no Muslim cleric who owns a private jet.

Turkey detains 283 suspected IS militants in last 11 days

Turkish police have detained 283 suspected Islamic State (IS) militants in Turkey in the past 11 days, a statement released by Security General Directorate said on Friday.

The statement said that among the 283 suspected IS militants, 187 are foreign nationals, while 96 are Turkish citizens.

Niger Delta Avengers Calls Off Ceasefire with Nigerian Government

The Niger Delta Avengers, a group of militants that struck oil installations in Niger Delta region last year, has announced an immediate end to its ceasefire with the Nigerian government.

In a statement posted on its website Friday afternoon, the group said it would resume hostilities any day from now, saying the Buhari administration has not been sincere with its peace talks and promises for the Niger Delta.

I never used drugs or cocaine, says Majek Fashek

Reggae icon Majek Fashek said the secret elixir to his music is God and therefore it cannot fade away.
In a chat with HIPTV, the ‘Send Down The Rain’ singer said that God gives him the inspiration to make good songs and thereby it remains alive.

Comedian Gordons reveals how his wife copes with his many female fans

Godwin Komone also known as Gordons has come a long way. Starting out as a musician, he rose to become a household name in Nigerian comedy.
In this chat, the Delta State University graduate of Integrated Science opens up on his childhood, career and saddest moments as a comedian and how his wife copes with his hordes of female friends.

See What Was Discovered Inside Osama bin Laden's Computer Files After His Death

It has been revealed that a computer recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in 2011 contained a vast video collection including children’s cartoons and documentaries about himself.

According to Reuters, the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) released a list of material found on the computer, which was taken during the military operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that killed the al Qaeda leader.

Europa League: Why Patrice Evra Kicked a Fan

Details of what led to Patrice Evra kicking a fan ahead of Marseille’s Europa League encounter against Vitoria Guimaraes on Thursday night have emerged.

According to the Telegraph, journalists present at the scene said racist chants and abusive words were directed at the Marseille’s defender.

‘He found his soul mate at 71, I found mine at 22’ pretty black lady shows of her older white lover (photo)

IG User @sixfootgoddess shared this cute photo of herself and her older white lover on her page and wrote ‘He found his soul mate at 71. I found mine at 22. A year later, nothing has changed’. Good for them!

Nigeria Not Out of Recession, Everyone Including Me is Broke – Donald Duke

While speaking at the official launch of the National Competitiveness Report and Sub National Index held in Lagos on Thursday, former Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke, yesterday mocked the Buhari government for rejoicing over Nigeria’s ‘exit’ from recession.

Duke, who said he’s broke, also advised the administration to work harder, stating that the masses were yet to feel the development.

NDLEA officials arrest two men and a Woman for Drug Trafficking

Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested three suspects for alleged attempt to smuggle drugs in and out of the country.

John Ifechukwu and Victor Anadu were intercepted at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. They reportedly swallowed 65 and 54 wraps of substances to conceal the drug.

Blac Chyna set to spill Kardashian secret in new show

Model Blac Chyna is set to appear on the first-ever series of U.S. Celebrity Big Brother.

According to reports, producers of the star-studded version of the reality show have been in talks with the model, 29, who is considered a 'perfect fit' for the fly-on-the-wall program.Executives are hoping Chyna will spill their Kardashian secrets since she was once engaged to Rob Karadshian, US Weekly reports.

Actress Paz de la Huerta accuses Harvey Weinstein of raping her twice

The NYPD is investigating a third set of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein — this time from actress Paz de la Huerta, who accused the fallen movie mogul of raping her in 2010, authorities said Thursday.

De la Huerta came forward 10 days ago, telling NYPD investigators Weinstein raped her in lower Manhattan on two occasions that year, police sources said.

8 ‘House of Cards’ employees accuse Kevin Spacey of sexual assault

Eight Netflix employees have accused Kevin Spacey of creating a “toxic” work environment on the set of “House of Cards.”

The employees, who all made the allegations anonymously to CNN, claim the actor targeted young, male staffers with “predatory” behavior including “nonconsensual touching and crude comments.”

Man ordered to write 140 nice things about ex-girlfriend by Judge


For violating the protection his ex-girlfriend had against him, a Hawaii judge forced a man to write 140 nice about his ex-girlfriend. The man identified as Daren Young was ordered to stop contacting his ex-girlfriend in February, a judgement he flouted 144 times by sending a mass amount of texts and calls within three hours.

NDLEA Arrests 48 Katsina Students For Drug Abuse

The Katsina State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said it arrested 48 students between January and September this year for drug abuse.

The agency added that between January 2015 and this year, it arrested 1,386 persons aged between 18 and 35 for allegedly engaging in drug abuse.

TV presenter jailed for 3 years for advocating premarital sex

An Egyptian TV presenter has been sentenced to three years in jail after she discussed ways of becoming pregnant outside a conventional marriage. 

According to BBC, Doaa Salah, a presenter on Al-Nahar TV, asked if her viewers had considered having sex before marriage, and also suggested a woman could marry briefly to have children before divorcing. 

Step Dad Jailed 17 Years For Killing 2-Year Old...As Mom Will Be Sentenced For Neglect

A mum of a murdered toddler walked out of court after she was found guilty of child cruelty for failing to protect her twin boys from their monstrous stepdad.

Ashleigh Willett, 25, was bailed after a jury agreed she failed to secure medical assistance for her two-year-old boys Teddy and Cassidy Tilston.

Enyeama gives conditions for return to Super Eagles

Lille of France goalie, Vincent Enyeama has told Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr that he would not return to the national team if he is not 100% fit and in good form for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Enyeama retired from the national team in October 2015 following a squabble with the then coach Sunday Oliseh.

I didn’t tell Tammy Abraham to choose England over Nigeria – Swansea coach

Swansea manager, Paul Clement, has dismissed reports that he influenced Tammy Abraham’s decision to choose England over Nigeria.

The 20-year-old forward who is playing on loan for Swansea, was eligible to represent Nigeria and was reported to have held talks with Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, President Amaju Pinick.

Tiwa Savage Ft. Wizkid & Spellz - Malo ( Official Music Video )

Malaysia Returnee Dragged To Court Over Alleged Theft Of Friend’s N72m Properties

A businessman whom the Police alleged just returned from Malaysia, Moritz Ani, 37, has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly conniving with others still at large between 2004 and 2008 to steal properties and USD30,000 valued N72m belonging to his friend and business partner, Mr Hilary Ugo.

Kwara Worker Commits Suicide Over Unpaid Salaries

A civil servant in Kwara State has committed suicide over unpaid salaries.

The deceased, Mr. Biodun Bashir is said to be a staff of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) in Kwara State at Oyun Local Government.

According to Abdulrazaq O Hamzat, Kwara Must Change, the group regretted “to bring to public attention, the death of Mr Biodun Bashir, a staff of Universal Basic Education (UBE) in Kwara State at Oyun Local Government, who recently hung himself to death over failure of the Kwara State Government to pay workers salaries and their continued denial of owing workers.”

Senate C’ttee to Probe Past Administrations over Concession of FCT Assets

The Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has indicated its readiness to open probes into the concession of government property to the tune of N2.7 billion, during the tenures of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, and former FCT Ministers Nasir El-Rufai, Aliyu Modibbo and Bala Mohammed.

The committee said despite the concession for commercialisation of assets such as the Eagle Square, International Conference Centre (ICC) and others, there have been no remittances to the government coffers since 2008.

Apostle Suleiman warns Zambian government after forceful deportation of one of his pastors

Apostle Suleiman issues warning to Zambian government after the forceful deportation of one of his pastors

 Pandemonium broke out on Tuesday, October 31st,  as men of the Zambian police and officials of the Zambian Immigration service, stormed the home of the pastor of Omega Fire Ministries in Lusaka, Austine Obosele, a Nigerian, to deport him back to Nigeria. They accused him of staying in their country despite the expiration of his employment permit.

EFCC Knows Where Maina is Hiding – Former DSS Director Reveals

Dennis Amacree, a former Assistant Director of the Department of State Services has said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission knows where the ex-Chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, is hiding.

Amacree revealed this during an interview on a breakfast television show, Sunrise Daily, on Channels Television on Thursday.

How Fake Sellers of iPhones Swindle Victims Using Popular Website – Lagos CP, Edgal

The Police in Lagos has smashed an organised crime ring through which Nigerians buying phones on the internet were being robbed on a daily basis.

Thirty-five-year-old Alade Olalekan and Olumide Oluwole, 31, contrived a means of returning fake money to those who they lure to the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos, to make payment for iPhones advertised on Jiji.

21 Corps members to repeat service year in Kano State over indiscipline

21 Corps members from Batch ‘B’ Streams I and II serving in Kano State will repeat their service year due to various acts of indiscipline.

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Coordinator in the state, Alhaji Ladan Baba, in an interview with NAN yesterday said “Eight out of the 21 corps members are from the Stream one, 13 of them are from the Stream 2 while 10 corps members would repeat few weeks or months”.

OAP & rapper N6 wishes death upon the individual who called his management asking for his sack

In a series of fiery posts on Insta-stories today, Rapper and OAP N6 went on a rant, cursing out the person who used a fake email to request that the management of his company issue him a sack letter. See screenshots of what he said below.