Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Olivier Giroud’s wife doesn’t want Everton move – Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce has claimed that Olivier Giroud’s wife is standing in the way of a potential move to Everton in January.

The Toffees’ lack of firepower was made evident again on Tuesday as they spluttered to a 0-0 draw against West Bromwich Albion.

Tithing is a scriptural injunction, mandatory, but not compulsory – Emmah Isong

The Assistant National Deputy President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, South South, Bishop Emmah Isong, has stated that tithing is a biblical injunction that was mandatory but not compulsory.

Isong said that tithing, was a scriptural injunction found in the Old Testament in Genesis 14 and the New Testament in Mathew 23.

Chelsea beat Brighton 2-0 to close on Manchester United

Alvaro Morata struck his 10th goal of the Premier League campaign as Chelsea secured a 2-0 victory over Brighton that moved Antonio Conte’s side to within one point of second-placed Manchester United.
After struggling to break down Chris Hughton’s side during a poor first half, the Blues took control with Morata heading the opening goal immediately after the restart before Marcos Alonso added the second on the hour.

Nice’s Mario Balotelli will not be sold in January – club president

Mario Balotelli will not be sold in the January transfer window, Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere has said.

Rivere spoke earlier in December about the difficulty in being able to hold on to the Italian without the money provided by European football as Nice sit sixth in Ligue 1, two spots shy of a Europa League spot.

Additionally, Balotelli himself admitted that he is hoping to get back to a top-level club when his current deal comes to an end, having rebuilt his reputation in France after failed spells at AC Milan and Liverpool.

77- Year Old Actress Busted For Stealing Food On Christmas Eve

Lainie Kazan had her big, fat Christmas Eve plans come to screeching halt after she was arrested Sunday for stealing food.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star went to a Gelson's in the San Fernando Valley at 4PM and loaded her cart with $180 worth of groceries. We're told she put the food into several reusable bags and walked out to her car.

Photo: Man, Wife & Three Children Who Were Allegedly Poisoned By His Brother Set For Burial

An Imo State indigene, Vitalis Nwosu, who was allegedly poisoned by his own brother is set for burial on December, 28,2017. Vitalis died alongside his entire family-- his wife and three children.

Piers Morgan Saved From Cancer By An Observant Viewer Who Noticed Something Unusual About Him

Piers Morgan has told how he was saved from cancer after an eagle-eyed viewer got in touch when she noticed something unusual about his appearance.

The Good Morning Britain host was contacted by a Melanoma expert when she spotted a small blemish on his chest.

Fans Blasts Lewis Hamilton After Admitting He Was ‘So Sad' His Nephew Wore A Dress On Christmas Day

Lewis Hamilton has been blasted by fans after admitting he was 'so sad' his nephew chose to wear a princess dress on Christmas day.

The Formula One driver shared highlights from his family get together on Instagram.

However, one video landed him in hot water after shocked viewers claimed he was guilty of 'gender-shaming' the youngster and even demanded he be stripped of his MBE for his comments.

I can fix fuel scarcity if Buhari appoint me as his minister – David-West

Tam David-West

Former Minister of Petroleum, Prof Tam David-West, has said he can fix the nagging fuel scarcity across the country if given the responsibility.
David-West said the issue of fuel scarcity is beyond the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru. According to him, the problem is a corporate and multifaceted one.

Broke Ex-Arsenal Player Gets Job Offer From His Former Turkish Club, Galatasaray

Some form of help is already coming the way of Ivorian football star, Emmanuel Eboue, as one of his former clubs, Galatasaray, has offered him a coaching job.

The gesture is to help Eboue pick up the pieces of his life after a harrowing experience in which he even contemplated suicide.

Eboue, who played football at its peak, slept in a palatial home and drove expensive cars, recently disclosed he is bankrupt after a bitter divorce battle with his ex-wife.

Woman Wakes Up To Find Out She Was "Owing" $284 Billion In Electricity Bill

An American woman from Pennsylvania, got the shock of a lifetime when she checked her electric bill online and found that she owed more than $284 billion.
The woman identified as Mary Horomanski, of Erie, told GoErie.com that she wasn’t immediately positive the bill was a mistake.

'I Promised My Father I'd Win The World Cup' - Pele Recalls Remarkable Life In Football

Brazilian football legend Pelé has spoken to RT about his remarkable life and career in the game, including the touching moment when, as a young boy, he vowed to his father he would win the World Cup for the nation.
Arguably football’s most iconic figure, Pelé saw a career that spanned more than 20 years, during which he scored more than 1,000 goals, including a record 77 in 92 games for the Brazilian national team.

Liberia Presidential Election: I Am Confident of Victory - George Weah

A former football star, George Weah, and his supporters are brimming with confidence as Liberians head to the poll on Boxing Day in a run-off election to choose a new leader for the West African country.

“You know, I’ve been in competitions – tough ones, too – and I came out victorious. So, I know Boakai cannot defeat me. I have the people on my side,” he said to cheering supporters as he rounds off campaign for the polls.

British Airways Slashes Fares For Business Class Passengers

The British Airways (BA) says it has introduced slashed its airfares for its Business Class customers and the general public who are willing to travel during the first half of 2018 in the spirit of the Yuletide.

It said the slashed fares would start from $2140 as against the current over $4000, including taxes, fees and charges for Business Class passengers.

Gunmen Abduct Rivers Monarch After Christmas Celebration

Unidentified gunmen yesterday morning kidnapped the paramount ruler of Mgbuolua in Rundele Community, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, Eze, G.A.O Omodu. 

Vanguard gathered that the Monarch was abducted at his residence and whisked away to an unknown destination with his car on gunpoint. 

FCT imposes curfew as three die in Bwari

Soldiers and policemen, on Monday, cordoned off Bwari, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory, following clashes between Gwari and Hausa youths.

The security personnel prevented residents from moving around and sent back home motorists taking their families out for Christmas celebration.

Meet the two Female Nigerians appointed by BBC to serve as heads of language service in Africa

Two Nigerian women have been appointed the heads of language services for East and West Africa respectively. 

They were appointed as part of the BBC World Service’s further expansion in Africa. 

Based in Nairobi, Rachael Akidi Okwir, the Head of East Africa Languages, will be managing services in Afaan Oromo, Amharic, Somali, Swahili and Tigrinya.

British Woman Who Took Tramadol (Pain Killers) To Egypt Is Jailed For Three Years

A British tourist accused of smuggling 300 painkiller drugs into Egypt in her suitcase has been sentenced to three years in jail.

Laura Plummer, 33, who was arrested with the medication in October has been kept inside a hellhole jail cell with 25 other prisoners ever since.

Lagos Approves Establishment Of Six New Public Primary Schools

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it had approved the establishment of six new public primary schools under the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

The Executive Chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr  Ganiyu Sopeyin, who announced this in  a statement, said  the development was in line with the new government policy on education.

Taraba: Ex-PDP Governor Decamps To APC

The ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Taraba State has lost one of its prominent politicians, a former acting governor of the state, Sani Danladi, to the opposition All Progressive Congress, APC.

Runaway robbery suspect killed at In-laws’ home

A runaway armed robber has been shot dead at his in-laws’  house on Christmas Day‎.
The robbery kingpin had reportedly sometime ago led the gang, which shot and wounded the Divisional Police Officer of Ogbere, Adeyinka Akingbade, during an encounter with police at an hotel in Ijebu-Ife town of Ogun State.
The suspect managed to escape and thereafter temporarily relocated to Delta State, while two of his cohorts were arrested.

EFCC speaks on removal of Magu as acting chairman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reacted to speculation that Ibrahim Magu would be removed as the acting chairman of the anti-graft agency.
In a tweet sent out from its official handle on Tuesday morning, the commission insisted “there is no change of guards”.

Former AD Gubernatorial Candidate, Olusola Oke, Set To Return To APC in Ondo

Olusola Oke, the governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the November 2016 gubernatorial election in Ondo state has concluded plans to defect back to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sahara Reporters authoritatively learned that Mr. Oke had now initiated talks with the leadership of the All Progressives Congress with a view of jumping off the ship of the Alliance for Democracy again. 

Why I Played Hazard In Number 9 Instead Of Batshuayi – Conte Reveals After Goalless Draw

Antonio Conte defended his decision to use Eden Hazard as his attacking focal point rather than a natural striker after seeing his Chelsea side draw a blank against a dogged Everton side at Goodison Park.
Even though Conte could not call upon the suspended Alvaro Morata for Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off, he chose not to field the Spaniard’s back-up Michy Batshuayi and instead deployed playmaker Hazard alongside Willian and Pedro in a front three.

Sexual Predators On The Prowl And​ Nigeria​n Kids Are their Target

Ogun state, Southwest Nigeria, 4-year-old Banke Olu (real name withheld) was raped by her auntie’s husband. The last child of her parents - both in their 60s - Banke, a minor had been ferried off to the relatives not long after she was born.
Her parents, broke, weak and left with no option in order to give their baby a better life, wanted not just a better living standard but a much younger caregiver to take care of their minor.

Bitcoin recovers from fall, rises 10 per cent

Bitcoin (BTC) rose by 10 per cent on Tuesday recovering from its low prices of below $12,000, occasioned by holiday-thinned trading.
Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, fell nearly 30 percent at one stage on Friday to $11,159.93 and, despite a late recovery, had its worst week since 2013.

Bola Tinubu To Support Buhari’s Re-election In 2019 In Order To Become President in 2023

Like medieval deities meeting in Elysium to perform the commencement of creation, Bola Tinubu and selected chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), met in his house to determine the chances of President Muhammadu Buhari at the 2019 general elections.
Even though Tinubu, a two-time Lagos governor and national leader of the APC understands that he is only a part of the Buhari-APC presidential equation, he intends to cash in on his clout and defacto position as godfather of Southwest politics to influence Buhari’s emergence as the region’s favourite candidate at the next general elections.

Sunday Adelaja Attacks Pastor Adeboye For ‘Manipulating Scripture’

The embattled Nigerian megachurch Pastor based in Ukraine, Sunday Adelaja, has stepped up his campaign against fellow ministers in the vineyard, this time taking aim at the respected leader of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

Photo: Police Smash Armed Gang In Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command has smashed a six-man armed robbery gang and captured four of the gang members operating within 9th Mile Corner on the outskirts of Enugu.

The police also recovered three locally made guns from the suspects and nine GSM phones belonging to travellers they had robbed.

Thief Who Robbed and Stabbed Young Girl At Christmas Event Caught By Naval Officers

A young man was caught by Nigeria Naval Officers which were on guard during an event in Sapele area of Delta state yesterday. According to reports, the hoodlum allegedly robbed his victim a young girl with dagger and made away with her phone.
The girl reportedly said when she was struggling not to let go of her phone, he stopped her incessantly by stabbing her multiple times. Her scream was said to have attracted the naval officers who gave the thief a hot chase and caught up with him, dispossessed him of the phone and gave it to the rightful owner.

Shiite Muslims Join Christians To Celebrate Christmas In A Church In Jos

Religious tolerance. Here are trending pictures of Shiite Muslims who gathered in their numbers to celebrate the Christmas with Christians in Jos, Plateau state. The Muslims in the spirit of the festivity – joined other Christians at the Cathedral Church for series of events marked the celebrate Christmas as they even posed for pictures afterwards.

“God Is A Woman” – Topless Lady Says As She Tries To Snatch Statue Of Baby Jesus

A topless woman tried to snatch a statue of the baby Jesus at the Vatican just before Pope Francis delivered his Christmas message. The the doll was part of a larger-than-life nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square.

Patience Jonathan Steps Out With Lovely Christmas Outfit As Nigerians React

Former First lady, Dame Patience Jonathan joined other top shots including governor Nyesom Wike for a Christmas Service at Christ Church In Port-Harcourt, Rivers state capital yesterday. The former first lady’s lovely Christmas attire has been a subject of discussion by online users. See below;