Thursday, 7 December 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or to equal Lionel Messi's record

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Real Madrid and Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday night pipped Barcelona’s talisman Lionel Messi to win the 2017 Ballon d’Or.

The number 7 picked up his fifth Ballon d’Or award to equal Messi’s record and bring the pair’s duopoly of the award to a staggering 10 years.

Didier Drogba Joins Ivorian Club’s Board Ahead Of Expected Retirement

Didier Drogba has joined the board of Ivorian side Williamsville Athetic Club as the former Chelsea striker prepares his post-playing career.

Drogba, 39, he expects 2018 to be the year in which he finally hangs up his boots.

Manchester derby won’t decide Premier League title – Michael Owen

Manchester City can go 11 points clear at the Premier League summit by beating arch-rivals Manchester United on Sunday, but Michael Owen does not believe such a result would end the title race.

Pep Guardiola’s side have been in phenomenal form in 2017-18 and head into the Manchester derby at Old Trafford as the top flight’s only unbeaten side.

Man Stabs Love Rival To Death After His Girlfriend Sent Him Images Of Her Performing S*x Acts On Him

A MAN stabbed his love rival to death after his girlfriend sent him a snap of herself performing a sex act on him, a court heard.

David Saunders, 33, is said to have gone to Sarah Bramley’s Durham home in a “jealous rage” and lay in wait to attack Michael Lawson as he left.

Cholera Outbreak In Anambra, 11 Hospitalized

The Anambra State Ministry of Health has deployed a rapid response team to assess reported cases of a cholera outbreak in the state.

Eleven persons had been hospitalized in Inoma community in Anambra West Local Government Area of the state following the outbreak.

Evicted white Zimbabwean farmer to get land back, as Emmerson Mnangagwa govt reverses decision

A white commercial farmer, who was evicted from his farm in Manicaland province in Zimbabwe, is reportedly set to return back and resume production after the decision “was reversed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s new administration”.

Heavily armed Zimbabwean riot police besieged Robert Smart’s farm outside Rusape town in June and forcefully evicted him from his farm.

Corruption more difficult to fight than insurgency — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his government has found corruption more difficult to fight than insecurity.
Mr. Buhari spoke at a town hall meeting in Kano on the final day of his two-day visit to the state.

Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke speaks on how criticism has helped him and how to survive it

Nollywood actor Jim Iyke has spoken about how to survive criticism as he used to be linked with one controversy or the other in the past.

He was reported to have insisted that there is nothing people can say about him now that is capable of breaking him.

55 Year Old Bank Manager Slumps & Dies After Giving Birth To Triplets

A 55 year old woman, Mrs Judith Nwokemodo, who was reportedly a Fidelity Bank manger, has died three days after giving birth to triplets.

A Facebook user, Nedy Mathias took to the platform to share how she defied doctor’s orders to conceive via IVF because her husband threatened to marry another wife if she doesn’t.

Court Orders Lagos State Government Staff to Forfeit Over N300m Found in His Account

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the temporary forfeiture of the sum of N329,469,435 found in the bank accounts of the Director of Accounts, Ministry of Public Works Corporation, Lagos State, Anifowoshe Alade.

A report by Punch revealed that the order was given by Justice Rilwan Aikawa on Wednesday based on an ex parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. 

Leicester’s Jamie Vardy a complete player – Claude Puel

Claude Puel has heaped praise upon Jamie Vardy as he prepares his Leicester side for Saturday’s trip to Newcastle.

The 30-year-old England striker will be desperate to add to his seven-goal tally in the Premier League when he goes up against the Magpies.

Woman welcomes Quadruplets after losing Fallopian tubes to bladder cancer


A mother has revealed how she gave birth to quadruplets after believing that a battle with bladder cancer had put an end to her dreams of having children.  

Virginia Johnson, from Arizona, discovered she had tumour when she had a scan to examine an ectopic pregnancy in October 2013. 

Doctors remove 6-inch Ice Pick from Man's back after random attack on street


Doctors have removed a six-inch ice pick from a man’s back after he was attacked on the street by a stranger. Rakesh Kumar, 27, from Delhi, was allegedly walking to the bus station on his way to work when he was randomly stabbed in the back by a passer-by.

The pick pierced his left lung, leaving Mr Kumar fighting for his life. 

Kim Kardashian's new perfume banned from Australia for being 'hazardous ''

Kim Kardashian’s perfume has been “banned from Australia” after being labelled a “hazardous material”, according to US reports.

TMZ claim the reality star’s fans weren’t warned and that many haven’t received their bottles of her Crystal Gardenia scent.

D'banj Signs Mega Deal With Dugout United Kingdom

Nigerian’s music super star and entrepreneur, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo a.ka. D’banj, has signed a mega deal with Dugout in UK, to enable football fans across Nigeria and Africa get exclusive BTS actions live, of their favourite clubs in Europe.

The deal will also present the fans opportunities to meet their favourite superstars in locker rooms.

Court Sentences 13 Notorious Terrorists To Death

Egypt ’s Giza Criminal Court on Thursday ordered that 13 convicts be  executed  for launching terrorist attacks against security forces, official MENA news agency reported.

The convicts were from a disbanded militant group that referred itself as Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt).

Stop Calling Me Your Spiritual Father If You Don't Pay Me Tithe - Pastor Tells Church Members

A Zambian pastor has shocked his congregation members after ordering them to stop calling him their spiritual father if they cannot pay him tithe.

According to Zambian Watch, Prophet Bernard Siame who is mostly known as ‘Commander 1’ urged all those who regard him as their spiritual father and yet don’t give him their tithes not to enter 2018 with that sort of behavior.

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga tells US to back off

Kenya’s opposition leader is rejecting US advice to cancel a planned mock inauguration of him as president, saying he doesn’t recognize the legitimacy of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Raila Odinga alleged on Thursday that dozens of Kenyans have been killed by the security forces and “nobody is talking about it. Yet they have the audacity to come and advise us to forget and move on.”

Zimbabwe proposes budget aimed at reviving bleak economy

Zimbabwe’s new government plans to reduce diplomatic missions and ban first-class travel for everyone but the president as it tries to revive a devastated economy after longtime leader Robert Mugabe resigned last month.

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa on Thursday presented the first national budget proposal since President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in after the military’s intervention, saying it is aimed at “getting the economy speedily back on track.”

"We Need At Least 10 Years To Save The Country From What PDP Caused" - APC

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Senator Tayo Alasoadura, has disclosed that the All Progressives Congress, APC, would need at least 10 years to clean the rot left behind by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Senator said the PDP sixteen years administration was filled with misrule and inanities.

Alasoadura, who represents Ondo Central at the Red Chamber, noted that the APC government led by President Mohammadu Buhari has been busy packing the wreckage done to the economy of the country by the past administration of PDP.

‘Killer wife’ sent back to prison as baby cries throughout court proceedings

Yusuf Halilu, a judge of a federal high court in Abuja, has refused to grant bail to Maryam Sanda, the woman who allegedly killed her husband in Abuja.

At the court on Thursday, Halilu said the bail application was not ripe for hearing, and he was not inclined to giving bail until all defendants were arraigned.

Atiku visits Babangida in Minna

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar visited former military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd), at his home in Minna, Niger State, on Thursday.

Atiku arrived the Minna International Airport at 12:10 p.m. and arrived Babangida’s uphill residence 20 minutes later.

Businessman forfeits $700,000 to Nigerian government

A judge of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court, Rilwan Aikawa, has ordered a Congo-based businessman to forfeit $700,000 out of the $1.9 million he allegedly laundered to the Federal Government.

Paulinus Ani, who initially claimed to be a Congolese, entered into a plea bargain arrangement with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after the anti-graft agency charged him with money laundering.

My popularity in north intact – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night declared that the massive reception that greeted his arrival in Kano for a two-day working visit “was a message to the opposition’’ that his popularity in the region remains unshaken.

Speaking at state dinner held in his honour, President Buhari was full of thanks and gratitude to the government and people of Kano for the very warm and peaceful reception.

Lady Declares Herself Commissioner For Slay Queens & Sexiness, Shares Photos

Nigerian model and upcoming artiste, Princess Nnochiri, simply known as Ms. Papa9ja, has declared herself as the Commissioner of Slayqueens and Sexiness.
Sharing her sexy portraits on Facebook, she wrote:

Man Who Touched Police Woman’s Breasts In Lagos Lands In Court

A 47-year old man Chijioke Okeiyi has been arrested for allegedly handling a police woman’s breasts at a police station in Lagos.

The incident happened at Isheri Oshun Division where Okeiyi was detained in the cell for fighting in the public with members of their house. He was charged for conduct likely to cause breach of public peace.

Nigerian Lawmaker’s Wife Gives Birth To Triplets After 24yrs

The wife of a member of Adamawa House of Assembly, Lumsambani Dilli, has delivered triplets. The couple had been without a child for 24 years since their marriage.

“Both the mother and the babies are all hale and hearty,” said the new father.

Plateau PDP Chairman, Son, Abducted

The Police in Plateau state have comfirmed the abduction of the chairman, People’s Democratic Party PDP, Plateau state chapter, Damishi Sango.

Driver Nabbed After Defrauding Woman Of N65,000 In Ibadan

A driver who specializes in defrauding unsuspecting victims has been apprehended in Ibadan, Oyo state. According to reports gathered, the man who pretends to be taking his passengers to their destination – will look for a distraction in order to scam his victim during the course of the journey.

Court Jails Managing Director 10 Years In Port-Harcourt Over N5M Scam

Justice U. N. Agomoh of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 convicted and sentenced Abubakar Shuaib Dogara, Managing Director, Dogab Oil Limited, to ten (10) years imprisonment, without an option of fine for forgery and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N5, 550, 000.00k (Five Million, Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira only).

IPOB Member Meets Nnamdi Kanu’s Mother, Chooses Between Her And Virgin Mary

A hardcore member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has revealed what he is going to do if given a cutlass to butcher Mary, the mother of Jesus and the mother of IPOB leader; Nnamdi Kanu. The pro-Biafran supporter revealed how he will “kill” Mary and use her body parts as meat to cook soup..

NFF Gives Gernot Rohr Pay Rise

Nigeria Football Federation has given Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr a pay rise in the new contract offer made to the coach who guided Nigeria through a seamless World Cup qualification campaign.

The German-born Rohr has already signed the contract that will see him in charge of the Super Eagles beyond 2019.

Plateau PDP chair, Damishi Sango, son, four others kidnapped

Ahead of the Saturday national convention of the party, the Plateau State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was thrown  into mourning, on Thursday, as the chairman, Hon. Damishi Sango was kidnapped with five others along Jere village, Kaduna State.

The Daily Sun gathered that the Sango was kidnapped at about 7:00p.m., on Wednesday, with his son, a chieftain of the party, Chief Emmanuel Mangni, a driver, an Orderly and one other person while travelling to Abuja ahead of the PDP convention.

Why Marketers Hiked Petrol Pump Price To N158 Per Litre In Akwa Ibom – IPMAN

The Akwa Ibom chapter of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) says its members are currently lifting petrol at the cost of N144 per litre as against N133.28 approved by government.

The state IPMAN Chairman, Mr. Ubong Isong, disclosed this on Thursday in Eket while speaking with newsmen on the current price hike of petrol in Akwa Ibom.

Lagos shuts 11 hotels over N354.75m tax evasion

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) on Thursday shut 11 hotels, restaurants and event centres over alleged failures to remit their taxes under the hotel occupancy and restaurant consumption laws of Lagos state 2009.

Seyi Alade, director, legal services of the LIRS, said this after a state-wide tax law enforcement exercise in Lagos, adding that the firms owed the state government N354.75 million in unpaid taxes.

Anita Okoye reveals how she had 4 miscarriages before giving birth to twins

Paul Okoye's wife ,Anita has revealed she suffered four miscarraiges before she finally delivered her twins. 
In an Instagram post. she wrote:

Pope Francis calls for change in ‘The Lord’s Prayer’

Pope Francis has said the Roman Catholic Church should adopt a better translation of the phrase “lead us not into temptation” in the ‘The Lord’s Prayer,’ the best known prayer in Christianity.“That is not a good translation,” the pope said in a television interview on Wednesday night.

Founder of girl rights NGO, arrested for ‘enslaving’ 10-year-old girl

The Office of the Public Defender (OPD) in the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, has rescued a 10-year-old girl in the home of Ada Onyejike Ananaba, founder of the Girl Child Art Foundation (GCAF) — an NGO that claims to provide more than 17,000 girls with life skill programme opportunities, ICIRNigeria reports.

New Ministry of Happiness & Purpose Fulfillment will ‘shock’ critics - Gov. Okorocha

Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has replied critics over the newly-created Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment.

According to a statement on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, Mr. Okorocha said the ministry was a laudable initiative and predicted that critics will regret downplaying the essence.

Carlo Ancelotti fails to rule out possibility of becoming Italy boss

Carlo Ancelotti has appeared to backtrack on his refusal to become the new Italy coach, saying he will not “exclude the possibility.”

Ancelotti recently confirmed that the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) had contacted him about succeeding Gian Piero Ventura as Italy boss, but said that he had turned down the approach as he would prefer to manage another club next season.

What next for Atletico Madrid after Champions League exit

Twice finalists in the last four seasons, Atletico Madrid’s Champions League campaign came to an abrupt end this time round as they failed to reach the last 16 for the first time in five seasons.

Diego Simeone admitted his side were “condemned” by their inability to beat Azerbaijani Champions League debutants Qarabag over two games as despite taking four points from a possible six off group winners Roma, they finished third also behind Chelsea in Group C.

Chelsea can beat Manchester City to Premier League title – Michael Essien

Legendary Ghana midfielder Michael Essien believes that Chelsea can still defend their English Premier League (EPL) title.

Third-placed Chelsea currently find themselves 11 points behind league log leaders Manchester City, who are still undefeated this season.

World leaders condemn Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem

World leaders reacted with concern and anger to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Israel itself was the only country celebrating the announcement that its American ally would be moving its embassy from Tel Aviv.

In his reaction, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said: “these reprehensible measures constitute a deliberate undermining of all peace efforts.

These 3.7 Million-year-old Bones Have Made a Very Interesting Revelation About Apes (Photos)

Planet of the Apes may have been more than fiction after the find of the remains of a human ancestor described as one of "the most remarkable fossil discoveries ever made".
It’s also the oldest ape fossil in southern Africa, dating back 3.67 million years.

Pogba Finally Breaks Silence on Red Card During Arsenal Clash

Manchester United star Paul Pogba has spoken for the first time of the red card incident that saw him ruled out of Sunday’s Manchester derby. 

Late in last weekend’s match against Arsenal, a fixture the Red Devils won 3-1, the former Juventus man was dismissed for a challenge that saw him connect with Hector Bellerin’s leg with his studs up. 

Atiku Abubakar Barred from Voting at PDP Convention

The Peoples Democratic Party has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will not vote at its December 9 national convention, which holds at Eagles Square, Abuja.

According to a statement from the party, this is because of the provision of the Constitution that deals with new entrants into the party.

Heartbreaking: How Pastor, Wife and Two Children Perished In Lagos Fire (Photo)

It was a completely horrific tragedy that struck recently on Buraimoh Street in the Bariga area of Lagos State on Wednesday and it caused serious panic.

This was after an early morning fire suspected to have been triggered off by a power surge, claimed the life of a pastor, Kenneth Eze; his wife, Favour; and their two children, Miracle and Marvellous.

Police Chained My Legs and Hands Before Bundling Me From Kaduna to Abuja - BudgiT Official Narrates

Moses Motoni, an official of a civic organisation, BudgIT, has narrated how his legs were chained and his hands handcuffed to a seat by some policemen who arrested him in Kaduna for holding a town hall meeting in Bida, Niger State, on budget tracking.

Motoni was released by the police in Abuja on Wednesday, after uproar on the social media. He revealed that he saw hell in the hands of police personnel, who dehumanised and treated him like a criminal.

Uganda's President Who has Ruled the Country for Over 30 Years Wants to Extend His Tenure for Another 7 Years

Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni said he supports extending a president’s term to seven years from five but one critic said any such move would help enable one of Africa’s longest serving leaders to rule for life.

Museveni did not directly propose that term limits be stretched in Uganda but instead said extending the time between elections would give African leaders more opportunity to promote development because they would not be distracted by politics.