Monday 8 August 2016

Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen joins Roma on initial loan

Barcelona has confirmed that defender Thomas Vermaelen has completed a move to Roma on an initial loan for the forthcoming season.

The Serie A club will have the option to sign the 30-year-old on a permanent basis next summer.

Putin, Erdogan bury the hatchets

Ankara’s downing of a Russian war plane over the Syrian border last November prompted rapid retaliation from Moscow and a bitter war of words between presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan from which there appeared no going back.

But just half a year on Russia has accepted Ankara’s expressions of regret over the incident and Erdogan will meet Putin in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday for their first summit since the crisis erupted, in the hope of reviving the relationship.

Arsene Wenger ‘scared’ of retirement

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he’s “scared” of retirement as he enters the final year of his contract with his future uncertain, and insists that he must treat the club’s money like it was his own in the transfer market.

Wenger, 66, who will celebrate his 20th anniversary at the club in October, told former Charlton and West Ham manager Alan Curbishley in a new book that he fears he won’t be able to fill the emptiness that being away from the game would cause in his life.

PDP Crisis | BoT moves to reconcile Sheriff, Makarfi camps

In a last minute effort of save the upcoming national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT) has put set up a reconciliatory committee.

The 18-member committee, chaired by a former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, is to reconcile the Ali Modu Sheriff camp with the Ahmed Makarfi led Caretaker Committee.

Inaugurating the committee in Abuja on Monday, chairman of the BoT, Senator Walid Jibrin, said the trustees would not sit by and watch the party destroyed by the lingering leadership crisis.

Shehu Sani laments that Nigerians are facing poverty, hunger

Senator Shehu Sani has said that Nigerians were facing serious hunger and poverty and could barely meet their basic needs.

Sani, who represents Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the senate, stated this on Sunday at the launching of his interactive forum in Nasarawa, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.

Addressing residents of the area during the interaction tagged “Street Parliament” , Sani said: “We know that Nigerians are facing hunger, no money for school fees and no jobs.”

Militants dressed in white mourning kill three soldiers, steal two gunboats in Bayelsa

Militants disguised in white mourning outfits have killed three soldiers at a checkpoint located in Nembe waterways, Nembe, Bayelsa State today August 8th. After the gun battle, the militants stole two gunboats.

Lol! See how a shirtless Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau photobombs a wedding

Marnie Recker Photography
Canada's Prime Minister accidentally "photobombed" a wedding in Tofino, British Columbia. Justin Trudeau made an appearance in the background of this photo taken by photographer Marnie Recker.

The minister, who was on vacation with his family at the time was about to leave the beach when the bride and groom made their appearance. 

WTH | See the galling Dress this Lady Wore to an Event ...

Fashion or Madness? Since this photo emerged online it has set tongues wagging and asking if at all the lady is mentally balanced . Well, social media users have not taken it lightly with her.

Abia State | Vigilante group in Ohafia captures Pastor allegedly behind car-snatching syndicate

According to the Facebook user Airo Brown, who shared these photos yesterday, a pastor allegedly behind all the missing cars in Ohafia, Abia State was captured by the vigilant group in the community. The photos show the plate numbers of some of the recovered vehicles.

Gang of youths in London attack police officers, what the Police did next will SHOCK you (VIDEO)

Shocking footage has emerged showing some young men in East London attack Metropolitan police who pulled over their car in Shadwell, Tower Hamlets. The video uploaded to YouTube by Police shows the men surround the police officers, who are restraining two of their friends.

Eventually, a fight breaks out between the young men and police officers and an officer is pulled to the floor during the fracas before he calls for backup.

Jimoh Ibrahim denies owning a Twitter handle

The billionaire businessman has denied owning a Twitter handle
This is to inform the general public, our followers and good people of Ondo state that our candidate and the sole one for PDP in Ondo state as at today Dr. Jimoh Ibrahim CFR have never operated a Facebook account nor a twitter page. His an international business man and politician so he may not have enough time to waste on such platform.

EFCC releases statement on arrest of political blogger, Abubakar Sidiq Usman

Political blogger, Abubakar Sidiq Usman of Abusidiqu.com was this morning arrested by anti-graft agency EFCC. This was allegedly in connection with an article titled "EFCC Boss, Magu Commences Total War With Core EFCC Staff" on his website. EFCC has now released a statement, confirming the arrest and explaining why. 

The statement read;

Cristiano Ronaldo shares photos of his cute son test driving his new Bugatti (photos)

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo shared photos on Instagram of his son Cristiano Jr test riding his new Bugatti ride worth about £2m. He also shared photos of him and his son waking up from bed. The footballer has been on holiday with friends and family following a hardworking and trophy-laden season.

Mikel, others begged Siasia not to quit despite '5 months unpaid Salary'

Chelsea star, Mikel Obi and other members of the Olympics football team have reportedly stopped Coach, Samson Siasia from quitting after their victory over Sweden, Sunday night.

According to AfricanFootball.com, a top source in the team said, “Siasia wanted to quit his post after the win over Sweden, but the players led by Mikel begged him to rescind his decision.”

See the Hilarious 10 rules a girl wrote for her boyfriend who was travelling solo on holidays

An 18-year-old man accused his girlfriend of 'taking psychoness to a new level' after she wrote up a 10-step 'rulebook' before he jetted off on a lads holiday to Magaluf . 

Federal Government sues Turkish Airline over violation of CPC law

The Federal Government has dragged the Turkish Airlines before a Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged violation of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) law and impunity.

A statement signed by CPC, said the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), filed a three-count charge against the airline and two of its principal officers, Liker Ayci and Rasak Shobowale, the airline’s Board Chairman and Commercial Manager respectively before Federal High Court 11 in Abuja.

Guys! She long to be a good wife but can’t find anyone to marry me

I’m 30. I’m a nice person. All I have ever dreamed of is being married. I know I would make the perfect wife. I’m not jealous, I’m not a pushover, yet I would devote myself to making sure my husband is happy.

Federal Government increased fees of Unity Schools from N20k to N75k - Parents Laments

Parents who have children in Federal government owned schools (Unity schools) are complaining at the sudden increase in schools fees. A circular sent to the parents on June 1st stated that fees have been increased from N20,000 to N75,000, that is about 375% increment.

At the end of its National Excutive meeting yesterday August 7th, the president of the National Parents and Teachers Association of the Federal Government Colleges, Gabriel Nnaji, said it is untimely and insensitive of FG to increase fees in this period of economic hardship.

Abubakar Sidiq Usman a Renowned Political blogger allegedly arrested by EFCC over a post he made about them

According to multiple sources, popular political blogger, Abubakar Sidiq Usman of Abusidiqu.com was this morning arrested allegedly by EFCC for making a post about the anti-graft agency.

Wow! Joke Silva stuns as she steps out with her son, Gbenga Jacobs

Legendary Nigerian actress Joke Silva attended the ongoing MTN Project Fame West Africa, yesterday night with her son Gbenga Jacobs. 

The producer, who is one of the Faculty members and principal of the popular reality/talent TV show, looked amazing in a figure-hugging Levictoria Alice dress.

#Rio2016: Dutch cyclist Annemiek sustained three cracks in spine after a bizarre accident (Photos)

Annemiek van Vleuten, a female Dutch Cyclist at the Rio Olympics is in intensive care after she lost control ten kilometres from the finish line in a race that she was leading and flew head over heels, smacking her head into the concrete gutter by the side of the road. A freak accident that has left her with three cracks on her spinal cord and severely concussed.

#WarAgainstIndiscipline team holds interactive session with DG of NOA, Nigerians react

Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed back in May that the government is in the process of launching a massive, nationwide campaign, tagged: “Change Begins With Me,” which is a rejuvenated War Against Indiscipline (WAI). The essence of the campaign, he said, would be to make Nigerians to realize that the change they so much desire would start with them... 

War Against Indiscipline is a volunteered Community Service Provider to help coordinate activities in the society and promote values and discipline. It was launched by President Buhari when he was military Head of State in the 80s.

#NoPadding | Checkout this Hot Curvaceous Lady

How many likes for her ... The curves are so massive it looks likes it is falling off ... Lol

Say What | Mouthguard prescribed by dentist allegedly made 40-year-old penis shrink

A Swedish man in his 40s has made an astonishing claim, saying that his mouth guard prescribed by his dentist to stop him from grinding his teeth at night, made his penis shrink.

The man who is also believed to be suffering from erectile dysfunction, stopped using the mouth guard after 10 months alleging that the device shrunk his manhood according to reports from Sweden's Kvallsposten newspaper.

Watch how a wife reacted after she catches her husband with a girl in their matrimonial home (VIDEO)

A Thai man identified as Sonchai decided to save few coins by not taking a call girl to a short time hotel but instead invited her over to his house thinking that his wife was working late. According to reports, she was actually supposed to be working late but decided to leave early. She headed home to meet a surprise waiting for her.

Sports Minister Dalung apologizes to the U23 Nigerian #Rio2016 football team

Minister of Sports and Youth Development  Solomon Dalung has apologized to the U23 football team representing Nigeria in the 2016 Olympics and others. The apology was for the initial delay of the football team in Atlanta, after they were stranded before their first Rio 2016 match, due to plane issues.

Dalung who is currently in Rio, exchanged pleasantries with players, officials and said:

Abacha's $132million Loot | Federal Government tender 5 proposals to Swiss Govt on how it will spend funds if returned

The Federal Government has submitted five proposals to the government of Switzerland detailing how it will spend the $132million Abacha loot if returned. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami told the Nation that the Federal government was trying to meet the terms of Switzerland before the money is returned.

So Sad | Pregnant woman crushed to death in Minna

A pregnant woman was this morning crushed to death by a petrol tanker driver in front of Niger state College of Education, in Niger state. According to eyewitnesses, the deceased was on a motorcycle and was heading in a different direction when the tanker driver who was on top speed, lost control and ran into the motorcycle. Sadly only the woman died. The deceased is said to be a student of the department of Languages in the institution.

Nollywood Actress, Georgina Onuoha shares bikini photos

Actress and proud mum of two shared the photos on her Instagram page.

Britney Spears shares topless photo while on holiday in Hawaii (PHOTO)

34-year-old Britney surprises fan when she shared a topless photo of herself on Instagram while on Holiday in Hawaii. She captioned the photo 'Still dreaming a mile a minute...'

A country of religious Mugu's by Charly Boy

Charly Boy pens another article titled A country of Religious Mugu's ... Read his article below:

Call me names, think what you may of brand CharlyBoy, Na for your pocket. I no send you. I will always say what I want to say, how I want to say it regardless of the many fake people I offend. Gbam! There is so much hypocrisy/fakeness going on in this goddamn country it's incredible. I  was so tickled by some peoples comments, when I penned down my personal opinion on Pastor Adebayo's yarns as to what constitutes a good wife/husband. 

Paul Pogba spotted in Manchester ahead of medicals for a world record £110million move (PHOTOS)

Manchester United has finally gotten their man. Four years since he left the club to join Juventus for £800k, France star Paul Pogba was pictured this afternoon arriving at Man U's Carrington training base to undergo a medical after jetting in from New York ahead of a record breaking £110million move, that will make him the World's most expensive player of all time. He is expected to sign a five-year contract worth £290,000 a week

Photos from Singer Banky W's parents 38th wedding anniversary celebration

Banky W pictured during a dinner party held to celebrate his parents' 38th wedding anniversary. He shared the photo via Instagram and wrote, "Family Over Everything and everyone... 38th Wedding Anniversary Dinner for my Parents..I've learnt that it's never easy.. but may it at least be worth it. Amen."

#Rio2016: Nigerian wrestlers training partners approve by Minister yet to arrive

Daniel Igali, President, Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), on Monday, said the wrestling team was awaiting diligently the arrival in Rio of their training partners approved by the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung.

Igali on the telephone from Rio said that the four training partners were expected to arrive on Tuesday.

WTF! Lady lambasted For Posting Controversial Birthday Cake Pictures (PHOTO)

This lady has set the internet on fire with this very controversial cake many people cannot stop talking about. The lady used the cake to celebrate her birthday and shared the photo online. In fact, many said the cake is very provocative and offensive at the same time. She has been heavily criticized for using such a cake made in the likeness of a p*nis and bum.

Philippines | Dozens surrender in Manila after drug trade allegations

Dozens of Philippine government and police officials turned themselves in on Monday, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte linked them to the drug trade, stepping up a war on narcotics that has killed hundreds since he took office in June.

More than 400 suspected drug dealers have been killed by police across the Philippines since Duterte took over, officials say. Broadcaster ABS-CNN put the number closer to 800, as the figure includes executions by anonymous vigilantes.

Daley Blinds hopes Community Shield wins can be a springboard for Man United

Daley Blind believes Manchester United’s Community Shield victory can be the springboard for a Premier League title challenge.

Jose Mourinho’s side beat champions Leicester 2-1 in the annual curtain raiser in the English top-flight season at Wembley on Sunday.

(PHOTOS) Abubakar Shekau Appears In New Video Vows To Fight Nigeria And The Whole World

Boko Haram’s shadowy leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video vowing to fight on, shrugging off an apparent split in the hardline jihadist group blamed for thousands of deaths since 2009.
“I… Abubakar Ash-Shakawy (Shekau), the leader of Jama’atu Ahlissunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, made it a duty for myself (to fight) Nigeria and the whole world,” Shekau said in the video released on Sunday, using the group’s name since it declared allegiance to the so-called Islamic State.

TRAGIC | Jos fire outbreak kills Former ADC and Family members

Retired ASP Anthony Kwame, former Aide-de-Camp to ex-Governor Fidelis Tapgun of Plateau State, was on Monday morning killed in an inferno that gutted his residence in the Jenta-Adamu neighbourhood of Jos.

Also killed along with the retired police officer were his two daughters, Theresa and Kerry, and son, Emmanuel.

#Rio2016: Russia Paralympics ban a ‘grave human rights abuse’

The decision to ban Russian athletes from next month’s Rio Paralympic Games over doping allegations was a grave abuse of human rights, according to the head of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC).

The entire Russia team was banned from competing in next month’s Games as punishment for the country’s systematic doping programme, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced on Sunday.

OMG! Omojuwa blast Jimoh Ibrahim, accuses him of committing 'business scams'

As shared on his social media page

Ex Speaker Ghali Na'abba says 'He don’t think there is anybody that is more corrupt in this country like Obasanjo'

Former Speaker of House of Representatives, Ghali Na’abba says there isn't any Nigerian that is more corrupt than former President Olusegun Obasanjo.‎ According to the Nation, Na'abba said this while reacting to Obasanjo's claim that the National Assembly is filled with rogues and thieves.

Speaking to newsmen in Abuja yesterday August 7th, Na'abba who was speaker during Obasanjo's first tenure, said the former President should explain to Nigerians how he became one of the richest Nigerians after leaving office when he had virtually nothing before he assumed office in 1999.

50 Cent craving after his sexy baby mama, Daphne Joy

The Rapper shared the pic on his page. 

Comedian Okey Bakassi goes summer vacation with his family (PHOTOS)

Comedian/MC, Okechukwu Onyegbule, popularly known as Okey Bakassi, shared photos of himself with his family (who are based abroad) on their summer vacation.

#Rio2016: Nigeria and Portugal Progress, Brazil Held Again

Nigeria and Portugal became the first teams to qualify for the Olympic men's football tournament quarter-finals, while hosts Brazil were held again. 

The 2008 runners-up Nigeria backed up their thrilling 5-4 win over Japan with a 1-0 victory against Group B opponents Sweden, courtesy of Sadiq Umar's first-half goal. 

#Rio2016: Photo Throwback at 116 Years of Olympic Gymnastic Uniform (Read origin of the Game)

The word “gymnastics” comes from the Greek word “gymnazein,” which means “exercise naked.” (The sport was invented in Greece and has been part of the Olympics since the first Games in Athens in 1896.) 

Aww! President Buhari and his cute little granddaughter ...

Lol, just kidding ... Mr President was spotted taking iPad lessons from his adorable granddaughter. This photo is so cute

#Rio2016: Djokovic crashes out as Murray lose men's double, wins single

Andy and Jamie Murray are out of the men’s doubles, while top seed Novak Djokovic lost in the singles, in some of the matches played Sunday at the Rio Olympics.

The Britons seeded second, lost 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (16-14) to Brazilian pair Thomaz Bellucci and Andre Sa in front of a partisan home crowd.

Earlier, defending champion Andy Murray won his opening Olympic singles match by beating Serbia’s Viktor Troicki.

Singapore rocket attack plan was foil with the help of Social Media

It was social media chatter that gave him away. Changing his profile picture on the LINE messaging app to a banner pledging “Indonesian support and solidarity for ISIS” probably didn’t help.

Had it not been for all that, Gigih Rahmat Dewa’s plot to launch a rocket attack on the city-state of Singapore from a nearby Indonesian island might never have been uncovered.

Gigih, 31, and five accomplices were arrested on Batam island on Friday after an investigation that showed how much Indonesia’s Islamist militants now rely on social media, including with a Syria-based Islamic State jihadi who allegedly directed them to stage attacks.

Dangote Industries Limited commences construction of concrete roads in states

Dangote Industries Limited has announced the commencement of the construction of concrete roads in various states across the country, particularly in Lagos, Bauchi, Kogi, Kaduna and Ogun states.
“We are very happy at the moment. We can categorically state that we are in more than five states across the country already constructing roads. The reception has been wonderful. State governments are beginning to see the need to embrace concrete roads and we are very happy at the way things are currently going,” the company said.