Monday, 25 December 2017

Mass protest in Morocco after two die in coal mine

Thousands of people protested in northeast Morocco on Monday against economic marginalisation after two young men died while digging in an abandoned coal mine.

The deaths on Friday of the two brothers, aged 23 and 30, sparked a wave of anger in the city of Jerada, according to Moroccan media.

Experience key for a player to be a manager – Antonio Conte

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says that he has to make some tough decisions when his players make mistakes, also telling the club website that he is glad he didn’t begin his managerial career by taking on a top job too soon.

Conte arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2016 and won the title in his first season. This year has been tougher with four defeats from 19 games, coupled with Manchester City’s incredible form, leaving the champions in fourth place — 16 points off the top.

Serena Williams to return with exhibition match Dec. 30

Serena Williams will make her much-anticipated competitive return with an exhibition match on the final day of the Mubadala exhibition event on December 30, tournament organisers announced Sunday.

The 36-year-old, who has won an Open-era record 23 Grand Slam singles titles, will take on reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.

Cristiano Ronaldo spends Holiday with his Family

Real Madrid striker, is spending the holiday with his family. The multiple Ballon d'Or winner shared the photo above on his Twitter page.

Nigerian Rockstar, Dabyna Assaulted at Alba Lounge

Rave Nigerian rock star, Dabyna, Son of Rock, was allegedly assaulted and battered by the manager of the newly rebranded Alba Lounge, located at 1, Anifowose Street, off KofoAbayomi, Victoria Island, Lagos. The lounge which was recently rebranded and changed from Shades Lounge to Alba Lounge had just opened its new brand on the 1st of December when the incident occurred on the 6th of December 2017. Dabyna who has become a regular performer in the club for his featured event, Dabyna Café has received huge followership for his live performances and engagements at the lounge before the lounge was rebranded and renamed.

Actress Ruth Kadiri gets engaged to her dream man

Nollywood filmmaker, Ruth Kadiri on Sunday night moved to the next level in her life, as she got engaged to the man of her dream. The actress said ‘Yes’ at early hours of December 25. She took to Instagram to share the photo of her diamond ring.

Buhari deliberately created fuel scarcity to increase price – Fayose

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Monday said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government deliberately created fuel scarcity to intimidate Nigerians into accepting a raise in pump price.

He claimed that the federal government intended to increase the pump price, but didn’t know how to go about it.

What Conte told us about Moses – Courtois

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed what Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte told them about Victor Moses during the Premier League barren draw with Everton on Saturday.

Courtois revealed that Conte reminded the outfield players to pass the ball more often to the skillful lateral players, including Victor Moses.

Ghana defends Jerusalem vote despite Israeli envoy branding it a ‘mistake’

Ghana says its decision to vote against the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was in keeping with African Union and United Nations resolutions.

The Permanent Representative to the U.N., Martha Amama Pobee, espoused the West African nationa’s position on Twitter after a user tweeted at her seeking an explanation.

Mohamed Salah leads African goal charge in England

Egypt star Mohamed Salah led an African goal charge in the English Premier League with his 21st of the season for Liverpool in a 3-3 thriller at Arsenal.
Another seven Africans were on target in the Premier League, including the Ayew brothers from Ghana, Andre of West Ham and Jordan of Swansea.

Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, serving a 25-year prison sentence for human rights abuses has been pardoned for "humanitarian reasons"

Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, serving a 25-year prison sentence for human rights abuses has been pardoned for "humanitarian reasons"

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence for human rights abuses, was pardoned on Sunday for "humanitarian and health reasons." 

According to a statement from current President Pedro Paulo Kuczynski's office, Fujimori "suffers from a progressive, degenerative and incurable disease. Prison conditions mean a serious risk to his life, health and integrity."

Lionel Messi shares adorable Christmas photo with his family as they pose with Santa Claus

Lionel Messi shares adorable Christmas photo with his family as they pose with Santa Claus

Barcelona and Argentina superstar, Lionel Messi shared this adorable Christmas photo with his family posing with Santa Claus. See full photo below...

Lagos to deploy over 900,000 electronically tracked waste bins

The Visionscape Group has taken delivery of a fresh batch of environment sanitation trucks to beef up its fleet ahead of the formal launch of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) in early 2018.

The batch comprising compactors, trash trucks, trailer heads and other utility vehicles, were driven in an extended convoy from the port to one of the Group’s maintenance depots in Lagos.

15-year-old housewife reveals why she killed her husband with N40 rat poison in Katsina

15-year-old Katsina housewife, Dausiya Abdulmumini, has confessed that she killed her husband, 27-year-old Saminu Usman with N40 rat poison.

Dausiya had last week, poisoned her husband, Usman and her half brother to death in Ungwar Dan Mayaki village, Bakori local government area of Katsina State.

Nigerian man who proposed to his wife 20-yrs ago without a ring buys her a ship

Nigerian business mogul and security expert, Ubong King who proposed to his wife in 1997 when had nothing has narrated how he bought a vessel in 2015 and named it after her.

He shared the above photo and wrote;

Student raped and strangled, and naked body dumped in forest after she signed up to sugar daddy site

A stunning student has been strangled to death and her naked body wrapped in clingfilm after she applied for a job as a governess with “model looks”.

The 19-year-old was missing for two days before her body was discovered in a forest.

Man Arrested With Dead Baby In A Bag

A bus passenger, Ajiboye Emmanuel, has been arrested by operatives from the Ogun State Police Command after being caught with the corpse of a baby reportedly meant for rituals.

The Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed this on Monday said the suspect wrapped the dead body in a polythene bag.

4-month-old baby girl dragged out of bed and attacked by raccoon

A 4-month-old baby girl was left with horrific gashes across her face after she was attacked by a raccoon inside her mother's home.

Ashley Rodgers told CBS Philly that she was in the bathroom of her first floor apartment with her 6-year-old son Wednesday evening when she heard her daughter screaming and crying.

20 family members in fatal crash on way to Christmas Day mass

Twenty members of  the same extended family were killed today in a head-on bus collision while travelling to Christmas Day mass.

The tragedy occurred in the northern Philippines, police said.

A small bus taking the group to a dawn church service crashed into a larger bus in the town of Agoo killing the 20 on board, including six children, police said.

Why I’m looking better after my sickness - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has given the reason behind his healthy looks after battling ill-health which made him spend the better part of the year outside the country on medical vacation.He said while as an army general, he could give orders but the sickness forced him to take orders from doctors.
The president said this when he received Mohammed Bello, minister of the federal capital territory, at his official residence in Aso Rock on Monday.

Pastor Sends Assassins To Kill Another Pastor In Bayelsa State

A gang of assassins attacked the house of a Pastor in Ogbia Main town of Ogbia local government area, Bayelsa State on Friday 22nd December.

An exclusive with the victims revealed that the incident happened around 11pm and lasted for almost 4 hours.

WHO Confirms 32 Yellow Fever Cases In Nigeria

The World Health Organisation, WHO, says there were 32 positive cases of yellow fever infection in Nigeria between 2nd of July through 19th of December 2017.

The confirmed cases are part of 63 samples sent to the regional reference laboratory, Institut Pasteur de Dakar, IPD, in Senegal, for confirmation of yellow fever infection from 341 suspected cases reported from 16 states of the Federation.

Injured Henry Onyekuru out for rest of season

On-loan Everton forward Henry Onyekuru is out for the rest of the season after tearing his medial ligament.

The 20-year-old is on loan at Anderlecht but was injured during Friday’s 1-0 win over his former club Eupen and was taken off on a stretcher in the 78th minute.

Photos from Miss Nigeria 2010 Damilola Agbajor and Damilola Adu’s wedding

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On the 23rd of December, 2017, beauty queen and winner of Miss Nigeria 2010Damilola Agbajor and her husband Damilola Adu, held their traditional marriage, which family, friends and loved ones turned up for.

17-Year-Old Boy Arrested For Allegedly Killing Girlfriend's Parents After They Tried To Get Their Daughter To Stop Dating Him

A 17-year-old in northern Virginia is facing two counts of murder for allegedly killing his girlfriend's parents after the couple tried to get their daughter to stop dating him because of his suspected neo-Nazi views.

According to police and family members who spoke to the media, the couple, Scott and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, were shot in their home by the teenager, who then shot himself.

Married woman beaten, thrown into well by man who promised to pay her N3000 after sex

A married woman, identified as Mrs Anita Ekpeyong, has been beaten to comatose and thrown into a well by a stranger who promised to pay her for sex.
Ekpenyong and the man she identified as Isaac had a bargain that he would pay her N3,000 for sex.

Why Atiku may not defeat Buhari in 2019 – Obasanjo’s ex-aide, Osuntokun

Akin Osuntokun, a former Political Adviser to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, has given reasons why ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubakar may not defeat President Muhammadu Buhari, come 2019.

Osuntokun, a former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, said though the Waziri of Adamawa has the financial strength and connection, North will vote Buhari because they are opposed to restructuring of the country.

Hollywood actor, Matt Damon's father dies at 74

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Matt Damon's father, Kent, has passed away at the age of 74 after a long battle with cancer. Damon's father died from complications involving multiple myeloma.

Damon’s diagnosis with multiple myeloma, a rare and incurable blood cancer that weakens the body’s ability to fight infection, was first revealed in 2011. At the time, Matt Damon told WCVB that Kent would “fight (the disease) to a standstill.”

LASU undergraduate who spent 6-years in Kirikiri prison allegedly for refusing to have sex with an IPO shares her story

LASU undergraduate who spent 6-years in?Kirikiri prison allegedly for refusing to have sex with an IPO shares her story

A young lady named Amanda has just been released from Kirikiri prison where she's spent the last 6-years largely allegedly due to her refusal to have sex with an IPO in charge of her case.

According to Prince Gwamnishu Harrison who shared her story

Iran arrests 230 young men and women in one night for drinking alcohol and dancing

Iran arrests 230 young men and women in one night for drinking alcohol and dancing

Police in Iran detained 230 boys and girls at different parties in the capital Tehran on Thursday night.

Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Friday, that officers arrested 140 of the young partygoers in a garden on the outskirts of Tehran and 90 in the city's uptown while dancing and drinking alcohol.

Women's fashion: The Only Guide You Need

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Fashion for women can be a minefield of dilemmas…what to buy, what colors to choose, what styles, how to keep your clothes safe etc. There is so much information that it can be quite daunting. But with this simple guide, you will be able to get the most out of your closet going forward and look as stylish as if you just came off a high designer runway show!

Ex-Boko Haram intelligence chief speaks on Shekau, Albarnawi, others

A former Boko Haram Chief Intelligence Officer, CIO, Abdulkadir Abubakar, has warned the leader of the group, Abubakar Shekau, to stop using innocent girls who are being hypnotised as human bombs.
Mr. Abubakar, also known as Abu Muhammad, also warned other factional leaders of the group like Mamman Nur, Abbor Mainok, Abu Musad Albarnawi and Abbah Minok to repent from their deadly ways and embrace peace.

I have no regrets for not being able to perform at OLIC - Yomi SARS

Abayomi Ekundayo popularly known as Yomi SARS, has opened up on his inability to perform at Olmaide's OLIC.

According to sources, Yomi was unable to perform as the organisers didn't know what to expect should he go on stage following the #ENDSARS campaign that have taken over social media.

Stepmother Burns Hungry Two-Year- Old’s Genitals Over Food

An Abuja-based couple, Ayo and Khadijat Yahaya, are cooling their heels in the custody of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other related offences for allegedly burning the private parts of their two-year-old son in the Kuje area of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

NAPTIP operatives told Punch correspondent on Sunday that the couple would spend the Christmas holidays in the cell, after which they would be arraigned in court on Wednesday.

‘Reno, any day I see you just know I will embarrass you’ - Daddy Freeze

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Cool FM OAP and ‘Free the sheeple’ movement leader, Daddy Freeze, has reacted to former President Goodluck Jonathan’s spokesperson, Reno Omokri’s tweets which declared Christmas as an abomination and a blasphemous festival. 

Daddy Freeze who took to Instagram to share his thoughts which backed Reno’s declaration, wrote;
“Reno, any day I see you just know I will embarrass you!

Jonathan’s ex-campaign chief forfeits 38 houses

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced 38 choice houses to a former Chairman of the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr. Ngozi Olojeme.

Mrs Olojeme, Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Goodluck Campaign Organisation in 2015, is being investigated by the EFCC for alleged diversion of $48,485,127 from the accounts of the NSITF.

Why we supported Secondus to be chairman – PDP Governors

Some state governors elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have explained that they supported the emergence of Uche Secondus as PDP National Chairman because of his strength, character and honesty.

Also, PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus prophesied that the new National Working Committee will take the party to the Promised Land.

Jonathan’s Officials, Cousin Shared N27bn Proceeds Of PHCN Sale –EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says the sum of N27bn, which formed part of the proceeds of the sale of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, was shared among top government functionaries in 2014.

The EFCC disclosed this in a court paper filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja on December 5, 2017.

LCC makes U-turn on Lekki/Ikoyi toll hike

Lekki Conservation Company (LCC)  says it will no longer increase the fares on the toll gate at the Victoria Island end of the Lekki-Epe and Ikoyi link bridge.

LCC had issued a statement to announe its plan to hike tariff on both tolls, effective from January 2018.

My father told us to study hard because he has nothing for us - Buhari’s daughter

Halima, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari, says her father told her that she must study hard because he has nothing to offer than education.

Halima said this while speaking in a video documentary titled ‘The Human Side of President Buhari’.

Fayose orders sale of petrol at N145/L in Ekiti govt house

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, says he has ordered 80 percent of the petrol in the government house dump to be pumped out and sold at N145 per litre.

The governor, who disclosed this in a series of tweets, said he “cannot keep fuel in the government house while people in the state suffer”.

Armed robber mistakenly shoots partner during robbery

An armed robber died from his partner’s bullet during a foiled robbery attack on one Francis Chibueze, along Bakery road, Azikoro village, Yenagoa.

Confirming the incident on Sunday, the spokesman of the State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the armed robber mistakenly shot and killed his partner.

“You Cannot Do Otherwise”, Nigeria Will Return To PDP – Secondus Told Christians

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National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has said that Nigeria would return to the party.

Secondus said this at the thanksgiving service in honour of his emergence as the National Chairman of the PDP, which held at the Rivers State Ecumenical Centre in Port Harcourt on Sunday.

Fuel scarcity an attempt to sabotage Christmas celebration – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said the current fuel scarcity is a deliberate attempt to sabotage the celebration of Christmas.

The Association while reacting to the resurfacing long queues at filling stations across the country expressed worry over the sudden increase in fuel price.

Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala is to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, President Jimmy Morales said Sunday, becoming the first leader to back US President Donald Trump’s controversial change of stance on the holy city.

Photos: Osinbajo Surprises Nigerians On Xmas Eve

Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo yesterday surprised Lagosians as he visited two fuel stations. He first stopped by at Oando Petrol Station by Elegushi, then he also stopped at Heyden Petroleum, VGC.

Osinbajo personally sold fuel to people on queue as many couldn’t but open their mouths in amazement. See more beautiful photos below..