Thursday 7 April 2016

PHOTOs: Prostitutes protest against law that says "it's illegal to pay for sex in France"

Prostitutes in France marched to the front National Assembly building in Paris, France to protest after a new law was passed that penalizes the patronage of prostitutes.The French parliament on Wednesday passed a law that now makes it illegal to pay for sex in France making them the 5th European country (after Sweden, Norway, Iceland and the U.K) in the world to criminalize prostitution.

Under the new law, pimping and brothels remain illegal, while it is legal to offer your body for sale but illegal for someone to buy it.

Offenders may be fined up to €3,750 (about $4,300) and required to attend classes about the conditions of sex workers.

David Mark denial owning any offshore company as reported by Panama Leaks

Former Senate President David Mark, has released a statement, denying claims in the Panama report that he owned eight offshore companies in British Virgin Island. Premiumtimes on Tuesday April 5th, reported that an investigation carried out by them and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), showed that the former senate president was the owner of eight offshore companies in the Island. In his response, Mark in denying the claim, said some political elements were out to tarnish his image. 

Read his statement after the cut

Nigeria slip to 67th position in new FIFA World Ranking

The Super Eagles are now 67th in the world with 532 points in the latest rankings of National teams for April released by the World's football governing body, FIFA. They were 62nd in the previous ranking for March, but have now dropped five places to 67th. In Africa, the Eagles occupy the 14th position behind the likes of Ghana, Algeria, Cape Verde, Tunisia, Congo Democratic Republic and Senegal, with Algeria being the highest ranked African team in the world having moved from 37th to 33rd in the world. 

In the 34th position is reigning African champions Cote d'Ivoire who moved two places. Meanwhile, Argentina are now the number one ranked team in the world after moving from number two while Belgium are now number two.

Blac Chyna’s Mama blasts the Kardashian Family for not acknowledging Rob's Engagement

Blac Chyna’s mom, Tokyo Toni, seem very furious with the Kardashian family but that's really not shocking but what's seem to be the big deal now is that she also through shade to Chyna's best friend, who else could that be if not Amber Rose?

According to Lovevscott, She took to Instagram to pop ALL the way off about the family’s refusal to congratulate or acknowledge Rob and Blac Chyna’s engagement.

President Putin distance himself from Panama Papers Leaks

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has denied “any element of corruption” over the Panama Papers leaks.

His disclaimer followed the leak of millions of documents from a Panama based law firm – Mossack Fonseca, showing how it helped some clients evade tax and avoid sanctions.

Reacting to the allegation, the Russian President said that his opponents were trying to destabilize Russia.

Kris Jenner: Rob and Blac Chyna's Engagement is a “Mistake”

Following reports of the Kardashian family’s silence since Rob Kardashian got engaged to girlfriend of two months, Blac Chyna, a source has revealed that the family believe he is making a mistake.

Since the surprised couple had gotten engaged yesterday, April 5, 2016, the Kardashian clan have been ominously silent, especially after Kris had been revealed to be planning to ruin whatever marriage plans the pair might have.

Nigerian Navy Postpones 2016 Batch 25 Recruitment Exercise

The Nigerian Navy Wednesday announced the postponement of the recruitment exercise for the 2016 batch 25 trainees initially slated to hold nationwide from Saturday 9th April.

VANGUARD reports that the decision to postpone the exercise may not be unconnected with the high number of applicants, which was put at 300,000 for 3,000 available slots.

A statement from the Nigerian Navy Headquarters on the postponement, signed by the Director of Naval Information, Commodore Christian Ezekobe said, “The Aptitude Test for applicants of the 2016 Nigerian Navy Recruitment Exercise initially scheduled to hold nationwide on Saturday 9 April 2016 has been postponed.

Davido: "I need to relocate, My house don cast" (SEE WHY)

Davido has revealed that he is planning to relocate from his Lekki home, away from the needy people who besiege his house daily to seek his help. 

In a Snapchat video clip posted online yesterday, multi-award winning singer, Davido has revealed that he is tired of all the people who crowd at his gate every morning, asking for help. 
 "I need to move, my house don cast," the HKN boss hissed on snapchat, and from the clip, we see the people holding up placards in front of his gate.
Watch the clip below:

Arsene Wenger says lack of inconsistency made Arsenal overlooked Payet

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger passed up the chance to sign Dimitri Payet earlier in his career due to the West Ham star's lack of consistency.

Payet has been one of the standout performers in the Premier League this season with nine goals - including a string of stunning free-kicks - in his debut campaign with West Ham.

The 29-year-old's form has helped fire Slaven Bilic's team into top-four contention, as well as earning him a recall to the France squad with Euro 2016 drawing closer.

Speaking before Arsenal's trip to West Ham on Saturday, Wenger said of the former Marseille playmaker: "I have watched him many times, I have known him for a long time.

Electricity Tariff Hike: NLC to declare National warning strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress says it will declare a one-day national warning strike over the refusal of the Federal Government to reduce the electricity tariff.

NLC President Ayuba Wabba said this while addressing newsmen during the Central Working Committee meeting of the congress on Wednesday in Abuja.

On January 29, the NLC led the picketing of electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) nationwide, the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, and the National Assembly.

The action, aimed at getting the Federal Government to reverse the 45 per cent tariff hike did not yield the desired result.