Thursday 7 July 2016

#Euro2016: Griezmann Double Puts France In Final (Germany 0-2 France)

Two goals from Antoine Griezmann put Euro 2016 hosts France into Sunday's final against Portugal on a dramatic night in Marseille.

France had been under pressure for much of the first half -- but a penalty in the final seconds before the break changed the game.

Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger was adjudged to have handled the ball as France crossed from a corner, and Griezmann stepped up to fire the spot-kick past Manuel Neuer.
And with 72 minutes gone, the Atletico Madrid man sealed the victory for France, stabbing the ball home after Neuer had flapped at a Paul Pogba cross.

France had started at a fierce pace in an crackling Stade Velodrome atmosphere, and almost took the lead after six minutes when a low Griezmann effort was tipped away by Neuer.

US President, Barrack Obama reacts to the killing of two Black Americans by white police officers

US President Obama says all Americans should be deeply troubled by the recent killings of two Black Americans by white police officers. 

He reacted via a post which he shared on his Facebook wall this evening. He wrote:

So funny! Ilorin Shoprite shut down today due to the overwhelming crowd

The Shoprite located in Ilorin, Kwara State, had to completely shut its doors after a crowd of people stormed their store for the public holiday today. 

According to eyewitnesses, when the crowd became too much, they quickly shut their doors to prevent others from coming. However, residents of the state still eager to get in, stayed put at the door awaiting their turn. Lol, it is a shopping center not a recreational center ...

Right Advocacy Group drags Ortom, Aregbesola, 9 governors to ICC for failing to pay salaries

Rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has dragged 11 state governors who have been unable to pay workers salaries to the International Criminal Court.

The group, in a statement on Thursday by its Executive Director, Adetokunbo Mumuni, listed the 11 governors it dragged before the ICC as Rauf Agbesola of Osun State, Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.

Others are Bayelsa’s Governor Seriake Dickson, Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State, Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and Simon Lalong of Plateau State.

Russell and Ciara Wilson off to their honeymoon (PHOTOS)

According to E! News, the newlyweds left Peckforton Castle today around 12:30 p.m and headed to a private airport to catch a flight out of England. Ciara wore a chic, all-white ensemble which featured a blazer over a white maxi dress, while Russell, on the other hand, opted for black pants with a bomber jacket and boots.

Why are they not smiling?

Italian Man who beats Nigerian Migrant to death has been arrested

Face of the alleged killer

An Italian football hooligan has been arrested and charged with murder after beating to death a Nigerian asylum seeker who reacted to racial insults against his partner, ANSA news agency reported Thursday.

According to the La Repubblica newspaper, Emmanuel Chidi Nnamdi, 36, got into a fight on Tuesday after the man called his 24-year-old girlfriend Chinyere a "monkey."

He was taken to hospital in a comatose state and declared dead on Wednesday in the central Italian town of Fermo, some 170 kilometres north-east of Rome, near the Adriatic coast.

Kidnappers demands N40m for the release of Irele community monarch

Four days after a foremost traditional ruler in Irele council area of Ondo State, the Laragunsin of Iyasan, Oba Abiodun Oyewumi was abducted, a ransom of N40million has been demanded by his captors.

According to a report by Daily Post, the family, however is pleading to pay N500,000 for the release of the Oba but that it was rejected by the kidnappers.

The kidnappers of the monarch reportedly opened the line of communication through his son Folarin Oyewunmi, who was in the palace when he was abducted on Monday at about 10pm.

It was gathered that the kidnappers phoned Folarin and requested that a recharge card of N40,000 value be sent to them as a prelude to open discussion on the release of the Oba.

Gunmen Kidnapped Medical Director of Abia State Polytechnic

The Medical Director of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Dr Eze Nwokocha, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

Nwokocha was allegedly whisked away by unknown gunmen at about 7pm on Sunday evening around Allwell Crescent near the Aba Fire Service station.

Punch quoted a source as saying that the medical doctor was returning to his house after attending a meeting in his hometown in the city when gunmen accosted him and whisked him away in another vehicle.

Ogele warns Fayose to Resign now or be chased out of Government House

Activist lawyer, Morakinyo Ogele has advised Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose to resign from office or be chased out of the Government House by people whose resources have been allegedly mismanaged in the last two years of his administration.

Ogele who spoke with reporters on Thursday also warned Fayose against blackmailing Lagos lawyer Femi Falana as being the mastermind of his latest brush with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He stressed that Fayose was no longer “fit and proper” to continue to occupy the seat of the governor by the latest revelations of alleged purchase of property within and outside the country with public funds.

NSCDC boss reveals How FG plans to end bombing of oil installations in Niger Delta

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said on Thursday that the dialogue approach adopted by the Federal Government with militants would end the ongoing bombings of oil facilities in the Niger Delta.

The NSCDC Commandant General, Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammadu gave the assurance while speaking to journalists in Minna.

Fishermen lauds FG for dragging Shell to court over Bonga spill

The Artisanal Fishermen Association of Nigeria (ARFAN), Bayelsa chapter, has commended the Federal Government for seeking legal redress over the January 2011 oil spill at Bonga Oilfields.
The government, through the National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), instituted the suit in May 2016 against Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, operators of the oilfield.

The matter which is at the Federal High Court, Abuja, took that dimension after Shell failed to honour a demand by NOSDRA to pay 3.96 billion dollars (about N1.13 trillion) compensation for the spill.

The Director, Oilfields Assessment of NOSDRA, Dr Idris Musa, had said that over 40,000 barrels of oil spilled into the Atlantic Ocean and had polluted the waters, compelling fishermen to suspend fishing.

Gov Ajimobi insists Schools which protested against me must apologize or remain shut

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has requested for a letter of apology from schools whose pupils took part in a protest against government’s proposed education initiative.

Alhaji Abiodun Jimoh, the Chairman, National Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), Oyo State Chapter, said this in Ibadan on Thursday after a meeting with the governor.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that pupils in the state on June 6 went on a rampage in protest against the state government’s proposed public/private participatory management of schools.

The pupils had protested following allegations that the state government had sold their schools.

Black female police officer shares her anger after the recent murders of two blacks people (VIDEO)

The angry police woman spoke about how hurt she is over the recent killings of black people by white cops. You need to watch the video. 

See the video after the cut.

AKA and Bonang Matheba snuggles up in new photo

Chilling time

Italian Govt grants refugee status to the partner of murdered Nigerian

We brought you reports early that a Nigerian migrant Emmanuel Chidi Nnamdi was killed as a result of racist attack in Fermo. According to BBC News journalist, Julian Miglierini, the Italian government has now granted refugee status to Chinyere, the partner of Nigerian migrant Emmanuel Chidi Nnamdi. 

See his tweets above and watch the touching video of Chinyere singing at Emmanuel's memorial service after the cut.

Unidentified African woman allegedly killed in the Middle East ... See if you know her (PHOTO)

A Nigerian man Tokunbo Kenneth Aledare posted this photo of an unidentified woman whom he claimed was killed in Oman, a country in the Middle East. 

What he wrote below:

APGA, Alex Otti should be declared Abia Governor, not Ogah - State Chairman

The Abia State Chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has expressed displeasure over the court ruling that declared the first runner-up in the 2014 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship primaries in the state, Dr Uche Ogah as a replacement for the embattled State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.

APGA called for the declaration of its candidate in the election, Dr Alex Otti, as the duly elected governor of the state.

This was contained in a statement signed by the party’s, state Chairman, Rev. Augustine Ehiemere.

Amber Rose finally speaks on the murder of blacks by cops after site called her out

Amber Rose was called out by the site fameolouscent for refusing to speak on the killings of black men by white cops, saying she has been mute because she didn't want to lose ratings on her TV show and also called her a fake activist but Amber fired back saying that she had been busy and hadn't seen news about the recent killing until it was brought to her notice.

Oyo State Governor to reward anyone with useful info on the murder of Oyo state lawmaker with N5m

The Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has announced a N5 million reward for any information that will lead to arrest of three gunmen responsible for the gruesome murder of a member of the State House of Assembly, Gideon Aremu, which took place at his residence at Alakia in Egbeda local government area of the state last Saturday July 1st.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Communication and Strategy, Yomi Layinka, today July 7th, announced the reward for any member of the public with credible information that might lead to the arrest of the criminals.

PHCN official suffers electrocution in Kwara State (PHOTOS)

A PHCN official got electrocuted on a high tension wire at about 3 this afternoon at Mill Garage, Ilorin, Kwara state

(PHOTO) Fire incident kills young couple at their home in Niger State

A fire occurred overnight at the home of Moses Ali and his wife Zainab Ali, killing them and burning down the house, in the town of Kontagora, Niger State. The fire reportedly occurred at about one o'clock at night and the cause hasn't been determined yet.

Militants vow to attack Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, over unpaid salaries

A consolidated group of militants known as the Joint Revolutionary Council (JRC), have threatened to attack the Bayelsa State Government House if the state governor, Seriake Dickson, continued to owe members of the state civil service their salaries.

The group in a statement released yesterday July 6th, said it was unacceptable for governor Dickson to be owing civil servants about seven months, local government workers for over 13 months, pensioners for about nine months and workers in the only state university, Niger Delta University (NDU) for about seven months.

Singer Adele hints a "come and marry me" request to her baby father

Multi-Award Singer Adele has revealed that she is waiting for her baby daddy, CEO of a Charity organization, Simon Konecki who she's been dating for four years, to pop the question.

Pouring cold water on rumours they've already secretly wed, she told the crowd at her concert at the Xcel Center in Minnesota on Tuesday night: "I might as well be married, but I'm not. I would tell you if I did.  I wouldn’t be able to contain myself. He simply hasn’t proposed yet, so let’s move on from that.”

Wickedness! Woman blinds 12-year-old house help in Lagos (PHOTO)

A woman identified only as Gloria has blinded one of the eyes of her 12-year-old houseboy identified as Peter in following brutal and frequent torture.

Gloria had employed Peter who is from Togo to work as her housemaid at 14b, Olu Akerele Street, Balogun Bus Stop off Awolowo Way, Ikeja area of Lagos State but the minor had been suffering a severe beating in the hands of the woman.

In one of such cruel beatings, Peter lost an eye, New Telegraph is reporting.

Reports say the last straw which broke the camel’s back was when Gloria returned from an outing and realised Peter did not wash a kettle properly.

Ghana President blames Nigeria for Ghana’s current electricity outage

The president of Ghana, John Mahama yesterday explained that the intermittent power outage experienced in his country was as a result of the delays in taking delivery of crude oil from Nigeria to power Ghana’s thermal plant.

Mahama, who spoke while delivering the Eid-el-Fitr speech at a ceremony, observed that Ghana has recently been experiencing a massive drop in electricity generation which has caused individuals and companies to complain.

We are not sure of FG’s sincerity – YOWICAN on Grazing policy

The National President of the Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN), Engr. Daniel Kadzai, yesterday said Christian youths in the country are unsure of the Federal Government’s sincerity on the implementation of the grazing policy being propagated.

Kadzai disclosed this in a chat with journalists in Jos, the Plateau State Capital.

According to him, the federal government has not addressed the recent killings by herdsmen across the country only to come out with a policy that will hitherto favour the herdsmen.

Say What! Student stabs landlord to death for interrupting him while having sex

A student of the Abia State Polytechnic, simply identified as Abel, has killed his landlord in the Immaculate area of Aba, Abia State for interrupting him during love-making.

It was gathered that Abel, a final year student of the Department of Architecture, allegedly stabbed the victim in the stomach during a heated argument at the lodge.

The Punch reports that the victim had ordered that no female visitor was allowed to spend the night in the lodge.

The suspect was alleged to have breached the rule and was challenged by the landlord, which led to a physical combat between them.

Minister of Power, Works and Housing says Energy Mix Document will reduce electricity tariffs, provide options for Nigerians

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed that an Energy Mix document the government is about to introduce will reduce electricity tariff.

He stated this at a public forum in Abuja, adding that the Federal Government was working hard to ensure the major source of power, gas, was diversified and other sources of generation and supply come on stream.

The Minister said the Energy Mix Document will soon be launched and thoroughly implemented to give Nigerians options to access different sources of power at a lower cost which will enhance rapid economic growth and development.

Family narrowly survives landlord’s Okada explosion in Lagos

The tragedy was averted on Wednesday as a family of six, including a one-week-old baby, escaped death after their building in Okokomaiko area of Lagos went up in flames.

The inferno was said to have been caused by an explosion from a motorbike belonging to the landlord, one Mr Ishola Lukman, that was parked inside the building.

According to Vanguard, a woman, simply identified as Mrs Oyinkansola, was preparing a meal and had positioned her cooking stove and a kerosene lantern close to the motorcycle which allegedly led to the explosion.

The landlord of the building blamed Oyinkansola for the fire incident.

Communal clash claims several lives in Okpoga, Benue State

Several persons are feared to have been killed in Okpudu-Okpoga last night by attackers suspected to have come from Oloh community in Edumoga district of Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State.

A commercial driver, Mr. Sylvester John and Mr. Onoja Agbo of Benue Links Okpoga and several others were affected in the renewed attack while over ten other persons were injured.

Afenifere insists Nigeria’s unity is negotiable

Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has frowned at the stance of President Muhammadu Buhari that the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable.

Buhari had on Wednesday warned Niger Delta militants calling for the emancipation of the region over their perceived marginalisation to lay down their arms, stressing that the country must remain united at all cost.

Responding to the President’s comment, National Publicity Secretary of the body, Yinka Odumakin claimed that Nigeria has already been divided under the very watch of the President.

He stressed that the President might not be reading the mood of the nation correctly, the Punch reports.

Ohaneze Youth Council says Buhari Leadership only favouring his people

The President of the Ohanaeze Youth Council, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro has affirmed that unity of Nigeria is negotiable.

Isiguzoro said the current structure of Nigeria had not favoured all parts of the country, adding that Nigeria’s unity should be subjected to periodic review.

The OYC leader noted that the Igbo, as a group, canvassed the restructuring of the country during the last constitutional conference.

Flying Eagles positive of defeating Sudan

The Flying Eagles have vowed to defeat Sudan over two legs and qualify for the 2017 Africa U-20 Nations Cup in Zambia.

Emmanuel Amuneke and his boys will depart for Khartoum on Thursday for the first leg of the qualifying fixture.

Man narrates How Boko Haram burnt his father, sister alive in church in Kano

One John Mbah, a victim of Boko Haram attack, has demanded justice from the Federal Government following his brutal ordeal with the insurgents.
Mbah, who now resides in Okpoko, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, said he was living in Dadawa, an outskirt of Sabongari, Kano State when the incident occurred on April 30.

The victim lamented how his entire family was burnt to death in his church – Discipleship Ministries in the area by the dreaded Islamic religious sect.

Speaking on NTA on Wednesday, Mbah said his father, Pastor Kenneth Mbah and sister, Adaugo Mbah was burnt alive.

Basketball: Dwayne Wade set to join Chicago Bulls in a £36.2m deal

Dwyane Wade is leaving the Miami Heats after spending 13 seasons with them. Wade, 34 will sign a two-year deal with Chicago Bulls worth £36.2m in what he called ‘an extremely emotional and tough decision’ on Wednesday night.

Miami offered Wade £30.8m over two years for him to remain in the uniform that he’s worn his entire career, the one in which he was an All-Star 12 times, a champion three times and the NBA Finals MVP in 2006 when his rise to superstardom was just truly beginning.

Shenzhen appoints Clarence Seedorf as head coach

Former AC Milan manager, Clarence Seedorf has been named head coach of Chinese League one side, Shenzhen.

Seedorf was sacked as manager of AC Milan in June 2014, less than 5 months in charge of the club and has since been out of job. The deal is reported to be on a one-year contract and will see the Dutchman take over from Tang Yaodong.

Take a Close Look at Jose Mourinho's Office at Man United

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho shared an image of him inside his new office which had a mounted television and three of his Guinness World Record framed certificates on a shelf.

Who can you picture on the screen of the TV?

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed pays tribute to Bukky Ajayi

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described Bukola Ajayi who died on Wednesday as an “iconic thespian”.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the Minister said Ajayi was a “colossus of her time who has left an indelible footprint in the country’s creative landscape”.

The statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Minister, Mr Segun Adeyemi, was made available to newsmen in Abuja

In the statement, the minister said that in spite of Ajayi’s old age, he still received the news of the death of the veteran actress and broadcaster with shock, sense of sadness and great loss.

Emma Nyra Says “She Feel Safer In Nigeria Than In America”

Following the killings of two black men by two American police in the past two days, Nigerian female singing sensation singer Emma Nyra has come out to say she feels safer here in the country than abroad.

The singer who, according to her, was born and raised in the US but moved back to Nigeria in 2012, shared tweets that she feels safer here.

“I Caught My Husband Having Wild Sex With My Chief Bridesmaid on Our Wedding Night”

A woman shares her ordeal with how her new husband with whom she had just had a wedding, engaged in s*x with her trusted friend who happened to be her chief bridesmaid only some hours after their ceremony. 

Below is what she shared via naij.com:
It was my wedding day and we had ‘fulfilled all righteousness’ required of us by the church and the tradition. I had danced vigorously at the reception just so my flexible husband won’t outdo me. This got me too tired (I didn’t know why Anthony, my husband wasn’t tired) that when we finally got to our hotel room and all I wanted to do was just to shower, cuddle up a bit with my Anthony and then go to bed. My husband wanted otherwise.

Newspaper Cutout Shows Interview Bukky Ajayi Granted To Debunk Death Rumours 46 Years ago

Image Credit: @AsiriMagazine

The above image is a newspaper cut-out reportedly gotten from Daily Times way back in 1970. She was a beautiful woman even in her 80s.

It shows veteran actress Bukky Ajayi back then when she granted an interview to debunk rumours about her dying. Precisely 46 years later, she died aged 82-year-old, at her home in Surulere, yesterday 6th July 2016.

More Celebs react to Alton Sterling's shooting by White Cop (See Comments)

Celebrities took to their social media pages to condemn the killing of 37-year-old Alton Sterling by two U.S police officers in Baton Rogue, Louisiana, on Tuesday, July 5.

Meanwhile, a web series creator known as Issa Rae opened a Go fund me account  to support Sterling's five children which have now surpassed its goal of £200,000 with more than £263,000 raised so far.

Chris Brown was really pissed that he made this video below:

(PHOTOS) Girls allow guys to fondle their boobs at running of the bulls festival in Spain

The running of the bulls festival, a very popular festival in Pamplona, Spain grabbed all the headlines yesterday as girls opened their tops and allowed men touch and grope their boobs after spraying each other with red wine.

Pictures from the event also show women expose their nipples as people enjoy a tipple at the launch of northern Spain’s world famous festival. It was really a busy day of boobs and boozing in the main square of Pamplona.

So Sad! Moments 15yr old son of Alton Sterling breaks down crying at press conference (VIDEO)

The 15 year old son of Alton Sterling broke down in tears as his mother Quinyetta McMillon spoke out about the Baton Rouge shooting where police gunned down Sterling.

Watch video below:

Drake feels truly scared after Alton Sterling shooting

Rapper Drake wrote a heartfelt letter in response to the police shooting of Alton Sterling (Read Here), saying that seeing graphic footage of the death left him “feeling disheartened, emotional and truly scared.”

Aisha Buhari arrives Kano on a one-day working visit

Wife of President Buhari, Aisha Buhari arrived the Aminu Kano International Airport this morning on a one day working visit to Kano.

EDO PDP urges Police IG to Arrest Modu Sheriff and Iduoriyekemwen

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to immediately order the arrest and prosecution of the former National Chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, and Hon Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, for disobeying court judgment and charge them for contempt.

Sheriff had on Tuesday issued a Certificate of Return to Hon Iduoriyekemwen barely 24 hours a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt re-affirmed his sack.

Governor Okorocha spotted cycling this morning

Mr Governor working out to keep fit ... We like!

Spectators criticize Serena Williams revealing top at Wimbledon (See Comments)

Serena Williams left viewers in shock when she took to Wimbledon's Centre Court in a very revealing top. The 34-year-old tennis star left little to the imagination in a tight white Nike top during her quarterfinal match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Tuesday - and it didn't go unnoticed.

John Legend blasts people justifying the recent killing of two black men by white police officers

I was beginning to wonder when I saw some persons response on twitter as regard the shooting of two black man within 24hrs