Sunday, 10 December 2017

Nicolas Otamendi wins derby to fire Manchester City 11 points clear

Manchester United’s defensive deficiencies gifted Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City a 2-1 derby victory on Sunday that allowed them to establish a massive 11-point lead in the Premier League.

Romelu Lukaku was United’s fall guy, his failure to clear two set-pieces enabling David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi to score either side of Marcus Rashford’s opportunistic equaliser in first-half injury time.

Nigeria Police defend SARS against brutality accusations

A police official defended a unit of the Nigeria Police Force that has been accused of human rights violations, saying many claims of brutality were unfounded and the country needed to be defended against violent crime.

A social media campaign has called for the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to be disbanded. It has gathered pace in recent days as people shared stories of alleged maltreatment by the unit’s officers, as well as photographs and videos.

Injured Manuel Neuer vows to be fit for World Cup

Captain Manuel Neuer insisted he will be fit for Germany’s World Cup title defence next year despite lingering doubts over his fractured foot.

The goalkeeper broke his left foot for the third time this year in September and does not expect to return to training with Bayern Munich until January.

Three Nigerians in CAF’s Think-Tank for Club competitions


In yet another marker of the growing influence and visibility of Nigeria in global football administration, three Nigerians are members of a 14 –man Think-Tank put together by CAF to brainstorm over two days on ideas and strategies to rebrand the continent’s club competitions from both technical and commercial perspectives.

To this end, a two –day intensive workshop on how best to improve the fortunes of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup will hold at the African football –ruling body’s headquarters in Cairo, Egypt on Monday and Tuesday this week.

Focus on sacking a govt that got power ‘through deceit’ - Atiku tells PDP

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to focus on sacking a government that “deceived Nigerians” to get power.

He said this while congratulating Uche Secondus over his emergence as national chairman of the PDP.

How a Lawmaker Offered $5 Million to His Own Aide So She Can Get Pregnant for Him

A former aide to American member of Parliament, Mr Trent Franks, has said the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5m  to act as a surrogate mother.

According to a report by TIME, the eight-term lawmaker abruptly resigned Friday, bowing to an ultimatum from House Speaker Paul Ryan.

85-year-old Ex Priest Sentenced to Life in Jail For Murder He Committed 57 Years Ago

John Feit, an 85-year-old former priest has been sentenced to life in prison by a jury on Friday for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher and former beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served.

According to Yahoo News, the same jurors in Hidalgo County in South Texas found John Bernard Feit guilty of murder Thursday night.

Pressure on Cameroon to release activist Patrice Nganang

Pressure is mounting on Cameroonian authorities to set free an author and activist, Dr Patrice Nganang, who was arrested on alighting from a fight in Douala.

The Cameroonian-American offended the Yaoundé authorities by publishing an article critical of the handling of the ongoing socio-political crisis in the English speaking part of the Central African nation.

Kenya opposition postpones Raila Odinga’s ‘treasonable’ swearing in

Kenya’s main opposition coalition, the National Super Alliance (NASA) has announced a postponement of the swearing-in ceremony of its leader Raila Odinga as president of the country.

A statement released on Sunday, two days to the December 12, event said the latest decision had been reached “following extensive internal consultations and engagements with a wide range of national and international interlocutors.”

Comedian Akpororo finally reveals why he chose to build his mansion at Okokomaiko

Comedian Akpororo needs little or no introduction in and out of the entertainment industry.

The funny man who made news a few week ago for building a mansion in Okokomaiko area of Lagos has revealed his reason for choosing that location.

Read his interview with Sunday Punch.

Why I am angry with M.I - Vector

Ace rapper Vector, has finally revealed why he is angry with M.I after the latter's track 'You Rappers Should Fix Your Life,' a song taht bluntly stated S.A rappers were better than Nigerains.

this of course did not go down well with Vector.

Speaking on his hurt, Vector said;

My illness made me realize just how much I am loved - Halima Abubakar

Many were worried when photos of an ill Halima Abubakar surfaced, with tales of her suffering from cancer.

Halima, who is much better spoke on how she felt during this period and what she learnt from the experience.

Tee Mac reacts To Imo State's Ministry Of happiness, Apllies To Be Lagos State's Own

Former PMAN president Tee Mac Omatshola Iseli (MFR) has reacted to Rocahs Okorocha's new Ministry of Happiness.

Taking to his Facebook page, Tee Mac wrote;

I did not dump music, I am still a musician - Ikechukwu

With fewer of him being seen on musical projects and then starring in one of the biggest movies last year, Ikechukwu, is making it known he is still an artiste.

Speaking with Sunday Scoop, he said;

“I just believe I became known as a musician earlier, that’s all. But since I had recorded some achievements as a music artiste, I thought it was time to delve into movies.

Teenage Nigerian Girl Reveals How 18 Arab Men Slept With Her In One Night In Libya

A teenage Libya returnee has explained how 18 Arab men slept with her in a single night. Hundreds of Nigerian citizens stranded in Libya, mostly from Edo State, have been returning to the state recently.The19-year-old girl, who did not want her name mentioned, is among the returnees in a camp in Edo State.

She said told New Telegraph that attempting to go to Europe through Libya was the worst kind of experience anyone could have.

Lady Reacts As Her Beautiful Classmate Is Declared Wanted For Fraud By EFCC

A Nigerian banker and activist, Safiya Stephanie Musa, has reacted as her old classmate has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC. The anti-graft agency declared Ugochukwu Sandra Alexandra Nneka from Nnewi area in Anambra state – wanted for conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence.

I Have Not Had S3x This Year- Orezi

While it may be hard to believe, Esegine Allen, aka Orezi, has opened up that he has not had s*x this year and he doesn’t plan to do so anytime soon.

He told Sunday Scoop, “I am not in a relationship at the moment because I have yet to meet a lady I like. I have been single for about a year now and I have not had s*x with any  woman since I’m not dating anyone. But I must admit that it is not always easy to stay away from women because they compliment us.”

Tanzanians call Tiwa Savage out for allegedly rigging award

Singer Tiwa Savage has been called out by Tanzanians after she was declared the most stylish celebrity at an award she had less votes in.

According to Vanessamdeedaily, their artiste Vanessa Mdee, had more votes during the voting stage of the award yet did not win.

How Cristiano Ronaldo Helped his Brother Conquer Drug Addiction

Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, has always been known for his largesse to all those around him and no one has enjoyed this more than his family.

His mother, Maria Dolores dos Santos, in an old interview revealed that Ronaldo helped his brother Hugo Aveiro, 42, battle drug addiction.

Daddy Freeze launches ‘Tithe Against Poverty’ challenge

Daddy Freeze is not backing down on his mission to defend his stance on paying tithes and now he’s begun a new challenge called #TAPChallenge on social media.

Dortmund sack Bosz, Stoeger takes over as head coach

Borussia Dortmund sacked Peter Bosz as head coach on Sunday and replaced him with Austrian Peter Stoeger, who was only fired by Bundesliga bottom side Cologne last weekend.

Dutchman Bosz, 54, was released after just 167 days in charge as Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Werder Bremen left Dortmund winless in their last eight league games following a miserable run of results.

Thousands protest in Jakarta against Trump’s Jerusalem move

Thousands of Indonesian Muslims protested Sunday in Jakarta against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the latest global show of solidarity with the Palestinians.

Demonstrators many in white Islamic robes and skullcaps gathered outside the US embassy in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country to vent their anger against the unilateral decision.

President Buhari to participate in `One Planet Summit’ in Paris Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari is to participate alongside over 50 world leaders in the One Planet Summit in Paris, France, on Dec. 12.

The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday.

It’s unfortunate that PDP chose to punish south-west - APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) used its convention as an avenue to punish the south-west for voting against it in the last election.

The ruling party said this in reaction to the allegations that the convention was fraught with irregularities.

Fani Kayode to Atiku- We Shall Change The Change and Burn The Brooms in 2019

Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode has commended Atiku Abubakar for his anti-APC speech during the PDP national convention on Saturday.

He also congratulated Uche Secondus on his emergence as PDP’s national secretary.

Nigeria Police Launches #SupportSARS to Counter #EndSARS Campaign

The Nigeria police has launched a #SupportSARS campaign on social media to counter the #EndSARS campaign which is calling for the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad unit of the police alleged to be terrorizing citizens.

Atiku Criticizes APC At PDP Convention: "APC Promised 3m New Jobs But Lost 3m Jobs"

Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar says the All Progressives Congress (APC) promised to fight corruption but instead has delivered a war on the opposition.

Atiku said this on Saturday at the PDP’s national elective convention at Eagle square Abuja.

The former vice-president said under current APC administration, the country is not working and the people are jobless.

Nigerian Man Calls Out Blood Sister Who Abused Him For 7 Years

A Nigerian man and Twitter user, @LordPatricius took to the platform to recount his 7-year ordeal in the hands of his abusive sister.

According to him, his sister assaulted him and also used a new blade to cut his joystick cap all because he was born. Here's his story below;

PDP Convention 2017: Delegates Chase Out Senator Buruji Kashamu

The ongoing PDP Convention "Elective National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP " experienced a mild drama when Senator Buruji Kashamu, Ogun East was chased out of the Stand of his state.

Senator Kashamu who was dressed in white kaftan, shinning blue shoes and dark glass to match who arrived at the Ogun state Stand, was welcomed with shouts of go away and to respect himself, he left with his supporters.

Bishop David Oyedepo Speaks On Tithing At Shiloh 2017 (Video)

Kiss Daniel Vs G-Worldwide: Coke Studio Yanks Off Kiss Daniel’s Materials

Nigerian Singer, Kiss Daniel is currently in a legal battle with G-Worldwide, the label that shot him into stardom. The label claims he went against the contract he has with them when he announced his exit, floated his own label and performed at shows without their consent. They even stated that the name ‘Kiss Daniel’ is a brand name owned by the label.

Few days ago, G-Worldwide released a public announcement in which they made it clear that they have filed a suit in Court with claims that both parties have been told by the Court to return to status quo in line with the contract.

Governor Rochas Okorocha Gives AAUA Best Graduating Student N500,000 For Lunch

Meet The Best Graduating Student Of Adekunle Ajasin University AAUA, Akungba Akoko who got N500,000 from Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha for lunch. Awe Fredrick Oluwatimilehin from Physics Electronics Department got CGPA 4.83 emerging as the best graduating student for the 2015/2016 academic session of the University.

How Two Lord’s Chosen Pastors And Four Others Were Nabbed For Ritual Killings In Imo

Members of the Imo State Rapid Response Squad Command ably led by the Imo State Commander have arrested a six man gang who specializes in the sale of human parts for rituals and transplants. The gang was busted recently by the Nkwerre Vigilantee Network.

According to reports, though three of the guys are still at large, the other three are in police custody and they publicly confessed to being the mastermind behind the kidnap of a twelve year old girl from Umugara village for ritual purposes for a token of N500,000 and another N500,000 after delivery of human parts or victim.

President Buhari Arrives Hometown In Katsina After Visit To Kano

President Muhammad Buhari yesterday had lunch with top hierarchy of leadership in Katsina state. At the end of the lunch, Governor Aminu Bello Masari briefed newsmen on what transpired during the lunch. Alhaji Aminu Masari explained that they had fruitful discussions on issues affecting Katsina state and the nation at large.

Buhari greets Oyebode, Kupolokun at 70

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated erudite scholar and renowned Professor of International Law, Prof.  Akin Oyebode, as he clocks 70 years.

He also sent the same message of felicitation to the former Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Funsho Kupolokun, who also clocked 70 today.

The Problems with US’ Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Consistent with his electoral promise ‘to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and fresh thinking,’ as well as not ‘solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past,’ because ‘old challenges demand new approaches,’ President Donald Trump announced the US government’s recognition of Jerusalem as the official capital of the State of Israel on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

Emir of Katagum is dead

The Emir of Katagum in Bauchi State, Kabir Umar, is dead.
Mr. Umar died on Saturday and is expected to be buried on Sunday according to Islamic rights.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, described the death of the monarch as “a big loss”.

Arab nations mount pressure on Trump over Jerusalem

The tension and controversy generated by President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel is yet to settle following Saturday’s emergency meeting by Arab foreign ministers in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

The meeting is designed to formulate a unified response to President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move that has sparked anger and protests in the Arab world.

Who is afraid of Daddy-Freeze?

‘The fear of Daddy-Freeze is the beginning of mischief in Nigerian churches.’

Nothing in recent memory seems to have affected the bank-balances of Nigerian pastors as Daddy Freeze’s exposure of the deception of tithing in the churches. 

Nigerian tithe-collecting pastors are up in arms, throwing every possible missile at him, including death threats.

Nigerian Soldier Kills Himself Over Frustration After Being Posted To The North-East

A soldier in the Nigerian Army  identified as Samaila Gabriel, recently shot himself dead in Yobe state.

The deceased with service number 09NA/63/2867 was said to have taken his life out of frustration.