Wednesday, 27 December 2017

I know my starting XI against Nigeria - Croatia Coach

Croatia National Team manager Zlatko Dali has clarified his comments about knowing the starting line-up that will take to the Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad pitch against Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup on June 16.

The Croatians are aware that Argentina are nailed-on favourites to top Group D of the World Cup, so they are focusing their attention on the next strongest rival on paper, Nigeria, in the build-up to the Mundial.

Ex-stars Urge Musa to Quit Leicester City

Former Super Eagles stars Justice Christopher and Victor Ezeji have urged Ahmed Musa to quit Leicester City in January as the winger  has found game time limited at the King Power Stadium.
Musa, who joined the Foxes from CSKA Moscow for a club record £19.5m in 2016, has appeared just once for the former Premier League champions, a second round Carabao Cup tie against Championship side Sheffield United, in which he scored.

Kane proud to end Messi-Ronaldo duopoly

Harry Kane said on Tuesday he was delighted to be mentioned in the same breath as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring a hat-trick in Tottenham’s 5-2 win over Southampton which sent three prestigious records tumbling.

Kane will end 2017 on 56 goals for club and country, the first player outside of Ronaldo and Messi to finish the year top scorer in Europe since 2009.

Lai Mohammed Exposes President Buhari As A Hypocrite – Reno

Yesterday (Tuesday, December 26, 2017), the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, gave a press conference saying that ‘$1 billion is not too much to fight insecurity’.

What Lai Mohammed does not know is that he has just indicted his own boss and exposed him to be a hypocrite who has no moral authority to pontificate on others.

Nick Cassavetes' Ex-Wife Fires Back At Him After Accusing Her Of Stealing Their Child

Nick Cassavetes' ex-wife has fired back at him after he accused her of stealing their child. She says the famed director has engaged in shocking conduct that has forced her and her daughter underground.

Heather Wahlquist says Nick is actually the one who stole the 12-year-old back in August, and claims it was done out of revenge.

How to Locate Your Missing Phone

If your iPhone has been stolen or lost, Apple offers a free tool to help you get it back. And, even if you can’t get it back, you can prevent a thief from getting at your personal data, lifewire says.
To do this, you need ‘Find My iPhone’, a free service that is part of iCloud, that uses your phone’s GPS and Internet connection to help you locate it on a map and take certain actions.

Bus Conductor Dies, Eight Injured in Lagos Auto Crashes

A crash involving a commercial bus and a Toyota Camry in the Orile area of Lagos State has claimed the life of a conductor.

In another accident which happened at the Oworonshoki end of the Third Mainland Bridge, eight persons were injured after a Toyota Hiace and a trailer collided.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the commercial bus, a Volkswagen Vanagon with number plate LRS 125 XP, was heading towards Orile around 2pm on Sunday when the driver lost control of the vehicle.

Washington Post Publisher’s Son Shoots Himself Dead, 54 Years After His Father Did The Same

William Graham, one of the heirs to the Washington Post-Graham fortune and son to Phil and Katharine Graham has died by suicide, much like his father.

The Post published Will's obituary, saying the 69-year-old lawyer died last Wednesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to his older brother, Donald.

What Mourinho told Manchester United players during half time against Burnley

Manchester United forward, Jesse Lingard, has revealed details of the conversation manager Jose Mourinho had with the team, that inspired their comeback against Burnley.

United were 2-0 down after goals from Ashley Barnes and Steven Defour, but Lingard scored twice after coming off the bench to rescue a point at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Weeks after her death alongside a lover, housewife’s 2nd boyfriend dies mysteriously

A 35-year-old Disc Jockey (DJ), identified as Femi, has died after initially escaping death a few weeks ago, for allegedly sleeping with a housewife, Mrs. Promise Clement, NewTelegraph reports.

A few weeks ago, Promise died alongside another man, Lukmon Olowo, believed to be her lover, inside a Toyota Corrola car behind the headquarters of the Area G Police Command, Ogba, Lagos State. .

'There is a lot to sex than the pleasure it gives' - Olayode Juliana aka Toyo baby speaks on sex before marriage

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Olayode Juliana popularly known as Toyo Baby in Funke Akindele’s Jenifa series recently granted an interview with The Nation where she spoke on her firm belief against sex before marriage.

Read excerpts of her interview below:

Couple living together for over 65 years finally weds in style (Photo)

A 94-year-old man and a 91-year-old woman have finally solemnized their marriage in front of family and friends after 67 years of living together as man and wife.

This reportedly took place at PCEA Church in Gachika, Nyeri County, Kenya.

Obama raises alarm over social media

Former U.S. president Barack Obama said the way people communicate via social media may break the society.
Obama spoke in an interview with Britain’s Prince Harry, broadcast on BBC radio on Wednesday.

Wenger lambasts Mourinho for saying £300m spent not enough

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has told his Manchester United counterpart, Jose Mourinho, that he has spent 21 years not being able to spend as much as his title rivals.
Wenger was reacting to Mourinho’s comments that the £300m he has spent so far at Old Trafford, is still not enough to compete with Manchester City.

Liverpool reportedly sign Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk for £75m

Liverpool have finally won the race to sign Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk after agreeing to a world record £75 million fee for a defender.

Nigeria licenses three new Free Trade Zones worth $2.751 billion

The Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority, NEPZA, Emmanuel Jime, says the authority has licensed three new Free Trade Zones, FTZs.
Mr. Jime announced this in a statement signed by the Head, Corporate Communications of the Authority, Simon Imobo-Tswam, on Wednesday in Abuja.

I’ll always be a friend of Nd’Igbo, Buhari says

President Muhammadu Buhari has again restated his resolve to partner with the people of the South-East geo-political zone of the country, insisting that he would always remain a friend to Nd’Igbo.

The President, represented by the Executive Director in charge of Administration/Training, Nigeria Television Authority, Dr. Steve Egbo, made the declaration in Item Amegu Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State on Tuesday, during a special empowerment programme for widows organised by a non-governmental organisation, Chinedu Ogah Foundation.

£300 million I've spent is not enough - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United are struggling to compete with Manchester City’s financial might and the sum of nearly £300 million he has spent on transfers is not enough to win the Premier League.

A 2-2 draw with Burnley on Tuesday saw United lose further ground in the table to Pep Guardiola’s runaway leaders, who are 12 points clear with a game in hand.

Blossom Chukwujekwu Reveals How He Was Poisoned By Someone He Trusted

The Nollywood actor, while wishing his fans a Merry Christmas revealed this. So so sad, thank God he survived it! Life!!

Oil price hits $67, highest in over two years

Oil prices have touched two-and-a-half year highs in light volume boosted by an explosion on a crude pipeline in Libya and voluntary OPEC-led supply cuts.

Libya has lost around 90,000 bpd of crude oil from a blast on a pipeline feeding Es Sider port, a Libyan oil source said, adding that NOC was still assessing the damage.

Man docked for threatening wife’s life over son’s paternity

A 47-year-old civil servant, Adeyemi Akande, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly threatening to kill his wife, Olanike over son’s paternity.
Akande, a resident of Alagbado, Lagos, is being tried for threat to life and assault.

I presented 6 Motions, sponsored 6 Bills – Sen. Mustafah

Sen. Mustafah Bukar (APC-Katsina) has said that he presented six Bills and six Motions before the National Assembly which were all passed into law by the Senate between 2015 and 2017.

Bukar, representing Katsina North Senatorial District, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Daura on Wednesday.

How Arsene Wenger helped me achieve my dream – George Weah

Liberia's president-elect and football legend, George Weah has revealed what his former manager at Monaco, Arsene Wenger did for him while he played for the club.

Weah is thankful to the Frenchman for helping him to flourish in Europe.

Woman who suffered incessant domestic abuse from her police husband finally dies (Photo)

Mrs Torkwase Queen Awuna has died on December 24, after she was allegedly brutally beaten by her husband Lorember Ade, a police officer in the Operation Department of Benue State Police Command in Makurdi, Benue State.

According to Boldness Deterhama, who is her brother, he said after the beating, she was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi but later taken to Benue State University Teaching Hospital Makurdi, where she finally died on Christmas Eve, December, 24.

Lady knocked down by speeding Danfo bus on expressway shares her amazing testimony

A Facebook user who goes by the name Ezemba Olivia Ifunanya took to the platform to express her gratitude to God for saving her life, after she was knocked down by a speeding Danfo bus while attempting to cross a highway in Lagos. 

Here is her post below...

These two men just discovered they are brothers after 60 years of friendship (Photos)

Two friends of 60 years reportedly just found out before Christmas that they are actually biological brothers.

According to report....

Alan Robinson and Walter Macfarlane have known each other since 6th grade.

Uriel Oputa reveals she is tying the knot next year

 2017 BBNaija contestant Uriel Oputa may have just revealed that she will be getting married next year.

Uriel, recently hosted some of her fellow housemates with the likes of Bisola, Soma and a few other showing up.

Woman Watches Helplessly As Husband Burns To Death In Car Accident [Photos]

A woman could only watch helplessly as her husband was consumed by flames in a tragic car accident at KM41 of the North-South Expressway near Kulai, this morning.

The family's Proton Persona was believed to have collided with a trailer and stalled, before a fire started.

Presidency confirms Yusuf Buhari’s involvement in a motorbike accident

Yusuf Buhari

Son of President Muhammadu Buhari, Yusuf, was on Tuesday night involved in bike accident in Abuja.

He reportedly sustained head injury and had one of his limbs broken.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has confirmed the accident in a statement on Wednesday.

Israel To Name New Jerusalem Train Station After Donald Trump

Israel is to name a planned new railway station close to Judaism's hallowed Western Wall in annexed east Jerusalem after US President Donald Trump, the transport minister has said.

Trump has been lauded by the Jewish state - and sparked international condemnation - by breaking with years of US policy to recognise the holy city as Israel's capital.

Nollywood actress thanks God for saving her from a fatal fire accident

A Nollywood actress who goes by the handle @calabar_chic on IG has recounted how God saved her from a fatal fire accident last year.

Read her post below;

God will punish anyone who supports corrupt politicians in 2019 - Ruggedman

Rapper Ruggedman is not here for corrupt leaders.

He took to his twitter page to place a curse on anyone who would dare vote in corrupt leaders come 2019.

Mutko steps down as 2018 World Cup organising committee chief

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned for life from the Olympic Games this month over doping, said on Wednesday that he is stepping down as chairman of the 2018 World Cup organising committee.

“(Organising committee director Alexei) Sorokin will be the chairman,” Mutko was quoted by Russian agencies as saying, two days after suspending his role as president of the Russian Football Union.

Kane Amongst World’s Best – Tottenham Boss

Tottenham Hotspur’s manager Mauricio Pochettino, has hailed Harry Kane’s achievements, adding that the striker was amongst the best players in the world.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Kane toppled Alan Shearer’s 22-year-old record for the most English Premier League goals in a calendar year.

Cameroonian troops entered Nigeria without seeking authorization, sources in Nigeria say

Cameroonian troops entered Nigeria without seeking authorization, sources in Nigeria say

This month, Cameroonian troops crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorisation from Nigeria and this caused a falling-out between the governments behind the scenes, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

At least one incursion was confirmed by a Nigerian government official, two Nigerian military officers and two foreign diplomats, all of whom spoke on condition of anonymity. A military source said Nigerian security forces were deployed to the border to stop any further crossings.

Nigeria Will Stop Importing And Exporting Fuel By 2019 – Femi Adesina.

Nigeria Will Stop Importing And Exporting Fuel By 2019 ? Femi Adesina.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has said that the country will stop importation and exportation of petroleum products by 2019.

He said that importation and exportation of fuel has a high effect on the lingering fuel crisis because the country does not produce the product locally and the refineries do not work, which makes room for little hitches in the inflow.

#LiberiaDecides: Photos of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan as an election observer in Liberia

 #LiberiaDecides: Photos of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan as an election observer in Liberia

The presidential election in Liberia held today. Former President Goodluck Jonathan was one of the election observers. See more photos of him below..

Muslims attack British athlete Mo Farah online for celebrating Christmas

Muslims attack British athlete Mo Farah online for celebrating Christmas

British athlete and Olympic gold medalist, Sir Mo Farah is the latest Muslim to be bombarded with hate words for celebrating Christmas with his Christain followers on Instagram.

''It is a fallacy and a misnormer to believe that Church universities are funded by offerings collected from Church members'' Bishop Feb Idahosa says (VIDEO)

As the debate on tithing and the administration of tithing continues in Nigeria, Bishop Feb Idahosa of the Church of God Mission says it is a fallacy and a misnormer for anyone to believe that private universities owned by churches are funded from the offerings donated by the church members. In an interview with Sahara Reporters, Idahosa said

NBC issues new hugging policy to staff following Matt Laurer scandal

Following Matt Lauer’s firing at NBC, staffers say the network has tightened its sexual harassment policies and is taking a zero-tolerance approach to office romances.

A source told PageSix that NBC employees are now required to report “any inappropriate relationships or behavior in the office” and could be fired if they fail to come forward.

Police nab dealer with N15M worth of fake drugs in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command yesterday confirmed the interception of fake drugs worth over N15 million in Zaria.

The command’s spokesperson, Muktar Aliyu, an Assistant Superintendent (ASP) told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview.

Forgive me - Ex-president begs from hospital bed

Peru’s ailing former leader, Mr. Alberto Fujimori, is begging the people for forgiveness, two days after receiving a presidential pardon that sparked street protests.

“I am aware that the results of my government were well received on one side, but I admit that I have let down other compatriots, and I ask them to forgive me with all my heart,” Fujimori said in a Facebook video filmed from his hospital bed.

Meet the children of the world's richest tech billionaires

Meet the children of the world

It is often said that technology is the new oil and gas, and most of the wealthiest people in the world are in tech.

From Bill and Melinda Gates children to the children of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, here are the children of the world's richest tech billionaires and what they are up to.

Disabled woman threatens suicide after LAGBUS accident

A 25-year-old woman, Hanifat Kareem, has threatened to end her life after she lost a leg in an accident at the Ojota area of Lagos State.

Kareem, who claimed that her husband had left her over the problem, said she was also out of job.

Man vows to recoup money paid by his dad to prostitute

The prostitute was visited in July this year by someone who accused her of sleeping with his father.The man threatened her and said he would take the money back that his father had paid.

At a hearing about a case involving alleged invasion of privacy and threats by some persons, a judge heard how the prostitute, simply identified as GHY, has had her character defamed through spurious allegations by some men who allegedly wanted her services free of charge.

Eric Schmidt To Step Down As Alphabet Chairman

Eric Schmidt, who helped oversee Google's rise from a search startup to a global behemoth, is stepping down as the executive chairman of Alphabet, the search giant's parent company.

The change will be effective as of the company's next regular board meeting, in January, Alphabet said in a statement on Thursday. The company says it expects to replace him with a nonexecutive chairman.

Rihanna's Cousin Shot Dead Hours They Spent Christmas Day Together

Rihanna's cousin died Tuesday after being shot-to-death in Barbados.  The 29-year-old singer posted a series of photos of her cousin, Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, mourning her fallen relative and indicating she had just spent Christmas with him.

'RIP cousin... can't believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms!' the heartbroken Wild Thoughts singer wrote to her 59million Instagram followers.

Chef kills wife and 2 kids on Christmas day after singing carols with son on Facebook

A man accused of killing his estranged wife and two children on Monday is a vegan chef who shared a joyful Facebook video of himself singing carols with his son just hours before the Christmas carnage.

Anthony Milan Ross, a 45-year-old chef, author, and motivational speaker who touted a vegan diet as the source of his dramatic weight loss, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder on Tuesday.

‘Every day, FG spends N15m to fuel fighter jets’ — Lai defends $1bn insurgency fund

Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed has shed light on the approval of $1 billion by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) to fight insecurity nationwide.
He said the money was approved to assist the military in tackling serious security challenges, including the Boko Haram insurgency, illegal oil bunkering, kidnaping and cattle rustling.