Friday 6 February 2015

Report: Somalia says Shebab commander killed in US drone strike

Somalia on Friday confirmed the death of Shebab commander Yusuf Dheeq in a US drone strike south of Mogadishu last week.

"The killing of terrorist leaders through precision, low risk strikes such as this one, increases the opportunities for bringing peace and stability back to Somalia," the government said in a statement.

Abdi Nur Mahdi, also known as Yusuf Dheeq, was killed by Hellfire missiles launched from a US drone on Saturday afternoon.

Niger troops and Chad air force fight off Boko Haram attack

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger troops and Chadian war planes fought off an attack on Friday on the Niger town of Bosso by Boko Haram militants whose insurgency is spreading from Nigeria to neighboring states, military officials in Niger said.

The fighting took place in the southeastern region of Diffa, part of the border area where Chad has sent hundreds of troops to help Niger take on Boko Haram, the sources said.

"The Boko Haram attack from Malam Fatori (in Nigeria) against the town of Bosso and the bridge at Doutchi in the Diffa region has been repulsed. We have Chadian planes bombarding the locality," said a Niger military source.

Police Uncover 19 Bombs In Adamawa

Report from daily times says the Adamawa State Police Command on Friday uncovered 19 bombs in the State. According to the state Commissioner of Police, Gabriel Adaji, the bombs were ready to be detonated by suspected suicide bombers in some strategic places of the state capital.

Adaji said, the bombs were uncovered inside the bush of Song Local Government area of the state following an intelligence report. He said the bombs have the capacity of killing several people and bringing down a ten story building, adding that the insurgents were also planning to bomb the River Benue bridge , the bridge linking the state capital and the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola and Mubi area.

The Commissioner however called on the Adamawa people to intensify prayers and thank God for averting the sorrowful incident that would had turn the state into a mourning mood.

Details later.

Equatorial Guinea fined $100,000 for Nations Cup Mishap

Equatorial Guinea has been fined by African Football body for the embarrassing act during yesterday defeat in the hands of Ghana in front of home fans. African football chiefs on Friday hit Equatorial Guinea with a $100,000 fine for unrest in a Africa Cup of Nations semi-final in which 36 fans were injured.

But the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said that despite disturbances blamed on Equatorial Guinea fans in Thursday's semi-final defeat to Ghana, supporters would be allowed into the country's third-place play off against Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday.

CAF meted out the fine to the Nations Cup hosts "for aggressive behaviour and being repeat offenders" for crowd trouble, said a confederation statement.

Kanye West unveils mysterious website showing a six day countdown

Not such of what the websites is meant for but I guess Kanye has achieve his foal of keeping all is fans guessing and anticipating.

Kanye West has tweeted a link to a website featuring a six day countdown. 

Kanye, 37, posted a link to a site called Yeezy.Supply showing a count down sprawled across a screen with unknown footage in the background on Thursday night.

Fans were quick to speculate with some suggesting that it may be a countdown to a performance at New York Fashion Week which starts on February 12.

Britney Spears tease fan with Sexy Lingerie from Her Collection

Britney Spears teased her Twitter and Instagram followers with a second sneaky peek at her upcoming Intimate Britney lingerie collection modelled by hers truly.

Alongside a picture showcasing her toned physique in a lacy black two piece, heels and a fluffy white cape, Britney tweeted: “Here it is as promised! New collection #Elvira from @IntimateBritney will be on sale next week!”

So Touching: Family singing Late Whitney's Song to Daughter Bobbi as She Fight to Stay Alive

Bobbi Kristina Brown's family have been singing Whitney Houston songs at her bedside.

The 21-year-old aspiring singer - the daughter of the late star and Bobby Brown - is ''fighting for her life'' after being found ''unresponsive'' in a bathtub at her home near Atlanta, Georgia last Saturday (31.01.15), and her family hope hearing some of her mother's biggest hits will help her recover.

A family source said: ''If she's in there somewhere, we want her to hear us. So we'll talk about good times with family, funny stories about when she was a baby. We'll sing songs - 'Jesus Loves Me', 'Amazing Grace', but also some of Whitney's songs. We've been singing 'Greatest Love of All'. Bobby has sung that to her too. He stands over her and touches her hair and calls her 'baby girl.' ''

Sweden's Princess Madeleine criticised for just waving and smiling

The media is a powerful too for a country who respect the rule of law. Sweden's Princess Madeleine has been criticised for boycotting the media and just waving and smiling.

The 32-year-old royal has come under fire from the editor of Swedish Radio's local P4 Gävleborg station, Leif Eriksson, for refusing to answer journalists' questions during her tour of the town of Gävle with her husband Christopher O'Neill.

According to Sweden's The Local, he wrote in an open letter to the Royal Court: ''The Princess systematically refuses to allow time for media interviews and questions. To constantly avoid interviews is not in line with Swedish democracy nor in line with what the Royal Court claims to be: a modern monarchy.

Newly Married Johnny Depp reveal Mom reason why he Split from Ex Vanessa

The Pirate of the Caribbean star Actor Johnny Depp has reveal that his split from his long-time partner Vanessa Paradis was because she didn't get along with his mother.

Heather Rassel is in the midst of a nasty divorce from Johnny's nephew and confidante, Billy Rassel, and she has lifted the lid on what she claims ended the A-list actor's 14-year relationship with the French singer-and-actress.

According to her take on things, it was Johnny's eventual decision to choose his beloved mother, Betty Sue, over Vanessa that ultimately tore the couple apart.

Female Suicide Bombers Planning to Hit Voting Polling Centers - FG

National Orientation Agency and Coordination of the National Information Center, Mr Mike Omeri Speaking to newsmen in Abuja yesterday, said they got intelligence report that female suicide bombers are planning to attack polling booths during February election

Fernando Torres voted best January signing in UEFA poll

Congratulations El nino, at least youvare proving your critics wrong who thought it was over for you. After a rather eventful winter transfer window that saw a number of players move within leagues and to other leagues as well, UEFA.com asked its fans who the best signing of the window was. Followers on Twitter and Facebook were asked to name their top five signings and over 50 million people voted.

5) Andre Schurrle – Chelsea to Wolfsburg

The German World Cup winner was hardly a prominent name on the team sheet this season at Stamford Bridge and found starts difficult to come by under Jose Mourinho. With other players like Eden Hazard and Willian preferred on either side of Diego Costa, Schurrle was limited to only a little over 400 minutes all season in the league. Eventually, the Blues had to make way for Juan Cuadrado and Schurrle was offloaded to Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg for a sum reported to be approximately £22m.

4) Xherdan Shaqiri – Bayern Munich to Inter Milan

Inter Milan signed a number of players in January, a number of which were loan signings. They signed Lukas Podolski from Arsenal on loan, but their biggest capture was undoubtedly Xherdan Shaqiri from Bayern Munich. A quality talent who played less than 400 minutes in all competitions for the German giants has already netted once for Inter in the Coppa Italia.

3) Seydou Doumbia – CSKA Moscow to AS Roma

The 27-year-old Ivory Coast forward had been in superb form for the Russian club. He was a prolific goalscorer who had scored 61 goals in 95 games in the Russian Premier League. He was a constant threat in the Champions League too having scored three times against Premier League champions Manchester City in the group stages. Roma spent £10.8m to sign him and he will only look to improve under Rudi Garcia.

2) Wilfried Bony – Swansea to Manchester City

The Ivorian was scored the most goals in the EPL in the calendar year 2014 beating the likes of now-teammate Sergio Aguero. The Manchester club spent £25m which could rise to £28m to bring him into the side. Moving to City is a step up for Bony as they are still in the Champions League and he has already replaced Stevan Jovetic in the Champions League squad. With Aguero prone to injury and Edin Dzeko not performing as well as he used to, Bony could be a potentially great signing for City.

1) Fedrando Torres – AC Milan to Atletico Madrid

The 30-year-old forward left his boyhood club in 2007 to join Liverpool where he became a lethal striker for the Reds. But a record-breaking move to Chelsea saw him struggle to adapt and eventually saw his stock and form fall. The Blues cut their losses and allowed him to move to AC Milan in summer of 2014. But he failed to find his knack for scoring goals in the Serie A too and finally Diego Simeone brought him back to Atletico Madrid where he has found a new lease of life and has already scored in crucial games against Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Ashlee Simpson is expecting a baby girl

Baby shower all over the media, last week it was Shakira who put to birth and now we are expecting another little Princess from Ashlee Simpson. We can't wait to see that beautiful girl just like her mother. 
The 30-year-old singer is set to welcome a little daughter into the world later this year with her husband Evan Ross, whom she married in August 2014, and is looking forward to decorating the nursery ready for when the tiny tot makes her arrival.

Speaking to PEOPLE.com, Ashlee said: "We're having a girl! I like to know [what I'm having] -I want to do the nursery."

LOL: See Picture That APC Tweeted of Petroleum Minister Alison Madueke


Lol, Politics will bring out so much untold stories just to kick against each other, what do you think about this picture?

Council Of State Says Elections Should Go As Planned If INEC Thinks It’s Ready

The National Council of State on Thursday reaffirmed the sole power of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to maintain or amend the election timetable. The council therefore refused to pressurise the INEC to shift the election dates despite calls from several quarters for the postponement of the polls.

The meeting, which was presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday, lasted about seven hours. The council, at the end of the meeting, resolved that INEC should consider its advice and take necessary steps on the conduct of the election.

Beat This! Twitter now has 288M Active Monthly Users

Twitter’s users are still growing at a slow rate, but its revenue is booming.

Today, Twitter reported fourth quarter earnings for 2014, with revenue of $479 million on non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $0.12. Analysts had expected EPS of $0.06 and revenue of $453.14 million.

The catalyst of Twitter’s revenue growth is its advertising unit, which saw year-over-year growth of 97 percent.

My daughter is doing good" - Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown spoke with some reporters yesterday and reveal Bobbi Brown Kristina his daughter is doing ''good.''

The 45-year-old musician has been at the 21-year-old aspiring actress' bedside since she was rushed to hospital six days ago and placed in a medically-induced coma, and now he's just hoping and ''praying'' she pulls through.

When asked how Bobbi is doing, Bobby told 'Access Hollywood' outside Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia: ''She's good. We're praying.''

Christians in Indian demand more government protection

Members of New Delhi's Christian community have been demonstrating against recent attacks on churches and religious discrimination.

Police in the Indian capital detained hundreds of protesters who were marching to the residence of the home minister on Thursday.

They were accusing the BJP-led central government of not doing enough to protect them.

Al Jazeera's Nidhi Dutt reports from New Delhi.

[Al Jazeera]

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder hospitalized with Blood Clot

According to Huffpost, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) was admitted to the hospital on Thursday for treatment for a blood clot in his leg, according to a post on his Facebook page.

Snyder was taken to St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The blood clot is "part of the lingering effects of his Achilles injury," according to the statement on his Facebook page. Snyder had been wearing a cast on his right foot and ankle after tearing an Achilles tendon while jogging on vacation in Florida in January, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Ghana 3 Equatorial Guinea 0: Crowd trouble stains hosts´ #AFCON exit

Choi! Did you see the match yesterday? It was an embarrassment to Africa Football. Its a game and there must be a winner or a loser. Ghana won 3-0 in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final to end a dream run for hosts Equatorial Guinea amid unsavoury crowd scenes in Malabo.

Tempers flared as Ghana sealed a 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final win to end fairytale tournament for hosts Equatorial Guinea in Malabo.

Equatorial Guinea, ranked 118th in the world by FIFA, were named as late replacement hosts for Morocco and upset the odds to reach the knockout stages.