Friday 12 August 2016

Football Icon, Daniel Amokachi's twin sons get signed to top Turkish club, BJK Besiktas

Kalim and Nazim Amokachi, sons of Nigerian football legend, Daniel Amokachi, have been signed to top Turkish football club, BJK Besiktas.

Arsenal Footballer Asisat Oshoala gifts football kits to former grassroots team in Lagos

Arsenal ladies star and Super Falcons of Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala donated football kits and gifts to former grassroots Academy FC Robo in Mushin, schools and also visited the less privilege home.

Lionel Messi returns to Argentina squad

The Albiceleste captain announced he has reversed his decision to step down from international football, following a conversation with new coach Edgardo Bauza

Lionel Messi has confirmed in a statement his intention to return to the Argentina national team.

The Barcelona star made the decision to retire from international football after another heartbreaking loss in the final of the 2016 Copa America.

Nigerian mother with leukaemia urgently searches for matching blood stem donor (Photos)

A 23-year-old Nigerian mother with cancer is appealing to the Nigerian community to help find a matching blood stem donor.

The campaign to find a suitable match for May Brown, from Dorset, has become more urgent following a relapse of the leukaemia that she had. As Brown's leukaemia has just returned more aggressively than before, her doctors have told her that she will need the blood stem cell donation as soon as she goes into remission, which they hope will happen again soon. 

Oh Dear! A day-old baby abandoned at Kubwa expressway, Abuja (Disturbing Photo)

A day old baby girl in critical condition was abandoned near a transformer opposite Phase Three Junction on the Kubwa expressway in Abuja on Wednesday August 10th. She has been transferred to the Kubwa General Hospital where she has been placed on life support. The little girl was discovered by residents of the community and was immediately taken to the police station from where she was transferred to the hospital where doctors are working to ensure she is in good health. 

Tyrese Gibson supports his 'brother' Vin Diesel amid Fast 8 feud

After Vin Diesel reportedly confronted Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in his trailer for the derogatory comments he made on social media about him, (read here) the feud is reportedly still not resolved and cast members on the movie set have continued to take sides. Tyrese took to Instagram to share a red carpet photo with Vin Diesel, and stated he would always stand up for him. 

He wrote:

(MUST READ) Heartbreaking story of how a 3 year old girl bled to death after she was raped in Lagos

Facebook user, Blessing Nwachukwu-Frank shared this heartbreaking story of her younger sister, Grace Chikere Nwosu who bled to death after she was raped by a 22 year old man in their community in Mafoluku-Oshodiin Lagos state sometime in 1994. According to Blessing, she decided to share the story for others to learn from it. 
"So many people have wondered who my immediate second sister was. Even friends never met her or saw a pic of her. When she passed away, my mom was so distraught that she burnt all pics and saved only this. Take a good look at this sweet and innocent face. Her name was Grace Chikere Nwosu and she was my sister.

Minister of Sports debunk reports that Mikel Obi Paid $4,000 For Dream Team's Hotel Bills

Minister of Youth and Sports ,Barrister Solomon Dalung, has debunked reports Mikel Obi paid $4000 for the hotel bills of the Olympic team in Brazil .

According to the minister, the chief coach of the team Samson Siasia in the company of another official had come knocking on his door at about 4am Sao Paolo time.

Huh! See the banner bride-to-be rock to her shower...

One d*ck forever? What's that

OMG! See Photos of Humpback Whale killed in Enu-ama beach, Ondo State

Photo Credit: @Tomyboiz

According to the eyewitness who shared these photos, the whale pictured was killed at Enu-ama beach in Ilaje local government area of Ondo state, yesterday August 12th.

Only 3 out of 137 paedophiles who abuse a 13 years School Girl has been jailed

A  schoolgirl (name withheld) who was abducted from her school, taken to a house and raped for over two years at the age of 13 by 137 paedophiles has revealed that only three were ever jailed by the Police.

According to her she was groomed by a man on Facebook who for two years repeatedly abused her and also pimped her out to other child molesters online after sharing her profile on swinger sites without her knowledge.

Different paedophiles will travel from across the country to abuse Paula, meeting her in city centre hotels or houses and in one occasion she was allegedly tasered.

Six State Governors in China for the China-African business forum

Governors of Delta Ifeanyi Okowa, Anambra Willie Obiano, Osun Rauf Aregbesola, Jigawa Badaru Abubakar, Plateau Simon Lalong and Zamfara Abdul'aziz Abubakar Yari, are representing the Nigeria Governors Forum at a seminar with China African business forum in China.

'I never saw him as competition'- Lil Romeo on childhood with Bow Wow

Master P's son, Romeo Miller popularly known as Lil Romeo  back in the days came to his Instagram page today to confirm the age-long belief of fans and the media that he and Bow Wow didn't get along while growing up because Bow Wow always saw him as competition.

A resident of Aba caught on camera dumping refuse into drainage (PHOTO)

Abia Fact News shared these photos which shows a female resident of Aba dumping garbage into a drainage. 
"It is totally unacceptable, condemnable and punishable that some disgruntled elements residing in some parts of Aba, notablely along Aba Cameroun road, Hospital road and axis are truncating the efforts in keeping Aba environment clean," AFN wrote.

Jurgen Klopp not concerned about Arsenal defensive problems

Jurgen Klopp insists he and his Liverpool side are not focusing on the current injuries woes within Arsenal’s back four and says his side will not be lulled into a false sense of security.

The Reds’ opponents in their Premier League opener have a number of key defenders sidelined for Sunday’s game, with Arsene Wenger confirming on Friday that defender Laurent Koscielny will miss the game.

Per Mertesacker and Gabriel are injured, meaning Wenger can only choose from a trio of young centre-backs in summer signing Rob Holding, Calum Chambers and and 18-year-old Krystian Bielik for their start to the season.

Manchester United will target title - Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has declared that his aim this season is to win the Premier League title with Manchester United.

United have not been crowned champions since Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season in charge in 2012/13, and Mourinho is determined to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford.

The Portuguese, who has taken over the reins from Louis van Gaal, does not want to settle for a top-four finish – as some of his rivals have stated – as he believes a club like United should not be afraid to have bold ambitions as they prepare to embark on a new campaign.

Ijaw group pleads with Militants to embrace peace

A group under the aegis of Ijaw Community Association has called on the various Niger Delta militant groups to embrace peace and dialogue with the federal government, saying renewed agitation in the region has added more difficulty to the already ailing economy.

It said the activities of various militant groups who have been destroying oil facilities were disrupting economic activities in the region, stressing that they had caused the Nigerian economy to go into recession.

Four Brothers bag 72 months for forging court registrar’s signature and stamp

Four brothers are to spend the next 72 months behind bars in Lagos for forging the official stamp and signature of a Lagos High Court registrar.

The men are Abayomi Oluwa, 64; Ismaila Oluwa, 69; Tajudeen Oluwa, 60; and Musa Oluwa, 58.

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court which handed down the verdict, sentenced each of them to 18 months for forgery and eight months for conspiracy.

Donald Trump brands comment on Obama founding ISIS as a sarcasm

Donald Trump backtracked Friday from his assertion that President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton founded the Islamic State group, saying he was just being sarcastic.

As he often does, the Republican presidential nominee accused the news media of misconstruing something he said.

In this case he targeted CNN, although his comments on the jihadist group and the president were picked up across the news spectrum.

Manchester City new signing John Stones fit to play against Sunderland

New Manchester City defender John Stones is fit to play against Sunderland in the club’s first Premier League game of the weekend.

Stones joined City from Everton on a six-year deal earlier this week, and reportedly paid around £47.5 million for the England international.

#Rio2016: See the First Black Woman to Win Individual Olympic Swimming Gold (PHOTOS)

At just age 20 Simone Manuel has made history for herself and the United States as she sets a new Olympic record to become the first black woman to win an individual swimming gold.

Simone who is a Stanford University student and she is also the first American to win the 100m freestyle since the 1984 Olympics.

SHOCKING | Football Legend Linked to Turkey Failed Coup, Arrest Warrant Issued

The Turkish government has issued an Arrest Warrant for World Cup star and Football legend Hakan Sukur, over his alleged involvement in the failed coup that rocked Turkey.

The retired footballer is being accused by of “being a member of an armed terror group”, according to the country’s state-run Anadolu news agency.

Singer Jhene Aiko Files for Divorce from Nigerian Husband, Dot da Genius

American singer, Jhene Aiko has finally filed for divorce from Nigerian husband  Dot da Genius less than a year after it was discovered that the pair were actually married.

According to E! News, Aiko filed for divorce from the music producer on Tuesday, citing “irreconcilable differences,” and is asking the judge to deny spousal support for husband Dot.

Christie Brinkley, John Mellencamp split after one year of dating

Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp have called it quits after one year of dating.
"Both the mileage between their homes and their heavy career demands interfered with their ability to maintain the relationship," a rep for the pair confirmed to Entertainment Tonight.
"They vowed to remain best of friends."

Amazing! 13-year-old Oluwatunmise Sets New Record In Mathematics Competition

A new mathematics record has been set by a 13-year-old student after she solved a total of 17 mathematics questions in one minute.

The 13-year-old student identified as Oluwatunmise Idowu is a student of the Scholars Universal Secondary School located in Ota, Ogun State.

PDP slams Buhari says He is Clueless

The Peoples Democratic Party has slammed President Buhari stating that his policies show that he’s clueless about how to move Nigeria forward.

They said this in a statement released by Deji Adeyanju, the director for New Media for the PDP in which he criticized the statements made by Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo. For the avoidance of doubt, we will repeat some of them.

The vice President had revealed some facts about the decline in the Nigerian Economy some of which were; the fall of Foreign Investment by 56% from $395m in Q1 2015 to $175m in Q1 2016, Foreign Investment in the Stock market stood at a mere $90.3m in Q1 2016 down from $621m in Q1 2015, The rise of Inflation to 16.5% in 2016. It stood at 9.6% in 2015 & 8.6% in 2014, a massive fall in GDP growth from 6.3% in 2014 to 2.3% in 2015 & -1.8% in 2016 to mention a few.

#Rio2016: Spain beats Nigeria's D’Tigers 96-87

Spain won their first game in the Rio Olympics by defeating Nigeria’s basketball team 96- 87. This is the Nigeria basketball team’s third loss as they were defeated in their previous matches by Lithuania and Argentina.

It was a pretty fierce game as the Spain basketball team won the first quarter, 25-11 against the Nigerian team. The D’ Tigers  fought back in the second quarter by outscoring Spain by 12 points; the quarter ending 41- 43 with  Ben Uzoh scoring 8 points for the D’Tigers.

Ex Ecobank Manager Arrested For Alleged Fraud

The police  on Wednesday arrested a former manager of Ecobank Nigeria Plc, Ejigbo branch, 41-year-old Ikechukwu Aghanenu, for allegedly conspiring with a suspected fraudster, Anthony Okpala, to defraud two customers of the bank of N14m.

The customers are Mrs. Oluremi Egunjobi who is deceased, and  Rabiu Lawal, who is based in the United Kingdom.

The suspects  reportedly diverted N4.014m from the deceased’s customer’s bank account, while N10m was said to have been fraudulently withdrawn from Lawal’s account.

No Clothes To Protect Us From Cold – Nigerian Athletes decries in #Rio2016

As the track and field events of the Rio 2016 Olympics began yesterday, Nigerian athletes have cried out about lack of equipment and proper clothing to weather the storm. Over all Nigerian athletes have poor dressers at the Games. And as driving rains and cold winds sweep through Rio athletes who are competing outdoors need to protect themselves, but not so for the Nigerian athletes.
“It has been raining, windy and cold in Rio.

Shocking! Heartbroken Woman Post Ex-boyfriend's Manhood On Facebook (Photo)

A Zimbabwean woman based in South Africa who was left heartbroken by her lover has caused a stir on social media by posting his manhood on Facebook. 

According to H-Metro, Sizah Moloi posted her ex-lover identified as Mduduzi Sithole’s privates, drawing the ire of Facebook users with some even questioning her sanity.

Paul Pogba reveals players that made him join Manchester United

In his first interview after completing his world record transfer, Paul Pogba revealed to MUTV how Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata and Raphael Varane advised him to team up with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

He said: “First of all, I spoke with a lot of players as and when he (Mourinho) was at Madrid.

Adnan Januzaj moves to Sunderland on a Season-Long Loan from Man United

Sunderland have signed Belgian winger Adnan Januzaj on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United.

The 21-year-old has failed to feature in Jose Mourinho’s 23-man squad and will spend the 2016/17 campaign playing for the Black Cats to reunite with his former boss David Moyes.

PHOTONEWS | Buhari meets with Joseph Yobo and other Ogoni Leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari received in audience a delegation on OGONI leaders’ led by His Royal Majesty King G.N.K Giniwa (JP) OFR, the Gbenemene Tai Kingdom at the State House on 12th August 2016. Veteran Nigerian defender Joseph Yobo was also among the delegates

Say What | London sets to Open Its Own First Nude Open Air Bar (+18 Photos)

The nation's first nudist terrace will open in London this week. In a bid to encourage visitors to take off their clothes as they take in the sights, London's first nudist 60ft high terrace will open in Parliament Square in London this week, as it offers spectacular views of some of the city's main attractions, including Big Ben, the London Eye and Westminster Abbey.

#Rio2016: Coach Siasia backs his players to boycott clash with Denmark

Nigeria Olympic team coach Samson Siasia has lashed out at how “disrespectful” the authorities have been to his team, saying he will now support the boys should they insist on boycotting Saturday’s quarterfinal against Denmark.

Siasia’s scathing comments on national radio Friday confirmed reports on the latest crisis that has engulfed his team in Brazil.

The United States criticized Indonesian anti-LGBT statements

The United States criticized Indonesia on Thursday for saying there is “no room” for the gay community in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.
“We encourage Indonesia, which rightly prides itself on diversity and tolerance, to respect and uphold international rights and standards by ensuring equal rights and protections for all of its citizens,” State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau told reporters.

#Rio2016: Fiji declares National Holiday after winning First ever Olympic Medal

Fijians erupted in celebration Friday, setting off flares and dancing in the streets while a national holiday was declared after the tiny nation won its first ever Olympic medal — and gold at that.

The South Pacific island country came to a standstill at the start of the rugby sevens final against Great Britain, and by half-time the fireworks had started and there was a monumental chorus of car horns as it became evident Fiji would win and create history.

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny to miss Liverpool clash

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will not be fit for the Gunners’ Premier League opener against Liverpool on Sunday, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed.

Koscielny has been deemed unavailable following his Euro 2016 campaign with France, which ended with the hosts losing to Portugal after extra time in the final on July 10.

#Rio2016: Michael Phelps wins 200m individual medley for 22nd gold

Michael Phelps seized another slice of Olympic history Thursday with a dominant victory in the 200m individual medley at the Rio Games, his fourth straight in the event.

Phelps joined discus thrower Al Oerter and Carl Lewis in the long jump as the only Olympians to win the same individual event at four straight Games.

He took his total of Olympic golds to 22  with a crack at two more in Rio in Friday’s 100m butterfly and the 4×100 medley relay on Saturday.

#Rio2016: Team China sweeps all table tennis medals in male singles

Raising high a heart-shaped gesture with both hands, Ma Long celebrated his first Olympic gold medal in a quiet but unique style.

The world No. 1 completed his Grand Slam request and came out the fifth male paddler to do so in table tennis after winning an All-Chinese final over defending champion Zhang Jike here on Thursday at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

#Rio2016: Striker Etebo still a major injury doubt for Nigeria

Nigeria are sweating on the fitness of four-goal hero against Japan Oghenekaro Etebo after he suffered hamstring injury in the team’s final group game against Colombia.
“Etebo suffered a hamstring injury and he is now a major doubt for the quarterfinal against Denmark on Saturday,” a team official said.

Bill Gates, Bezos, Jack Ma lead Forbes 100 Richest In Tech

Forbes’ newly released 2016 list of 100 Richest In Tech shows that 75 percent of the titans on the list are from the United States and China, with 51 and 24 tech founders and investors respectively.

The combined worth of the list is estimated at 892 billion U.S. dollars, representing a six-percent growth on a year-on-year basis.

#Rio2016 | Nigeria Dream Team might Miss Quarter-Final Clash with Denmark over ...

According to reports coming out from the U-23 camp in Rio, Nigeria’s Dream Team VI may boycott their quarter-final clash against Denmark over unpaid allowances.

According to a source who spoke to African Football, the players have threatened not to show up for the match if they don’t receive their monies.

Group pledges 50,000 personnel to check the activities of Militants in Niger Delta

With the heightening militancy in the Niger Delta, a group, the Nigerian Merchant Navy Coastal Defence Force has sent a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari seeking recognition and deployment of its 50, 000 personnel for complementary role of achieving enhanced maritime security in the country.

The group said it was ready to assist in checking the importation of illegal and sophisticated weapons through the sea by kidnappers and militants and offering protection to the local maritime asset.

Jigawa | Communities decries state of Federal roads, says its causing accidents

Following the incessant occurrence of motor accidents which consume hundreds of lives on Kunya – Kanya Babba – Babura – Babban Mutum – Niger Republic Federal Highway, the communities along the road have called on the federal government to reconstruct the road to put an end to he unnecessary loss of lives.

The call was made by a group, Community Civil Societies Organisation in a letter sent to the senator representing Jigawa northwest and the federal minister for Works, requesting for the inclusion of the road reconstruction project in 2017 budget.

Oyo State Government announce plans to prosecute tax defaulters

Hard times await tax evaders in Oyo State as the Internal Revenue Service (OYIRS) has announced plans to prosecute them and other offenders from next Wednesday.

Addressing reporters in Ibadan on the development, the Special Adviser on OYIRS, Mr. Biyi Oloko, alongside the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun, said the state internal revenue service has put in place a data bank on tax defaulters and would soon embark on an enforcement and prosecution drive that would take full advantage of the provisions of the tax laws to apprehend and prosecute defaulters.

Arsenal FC defender Gabriel out for two months with ankle injury

Arsenal defender Gabriel will miss up to two months of action with an ankle ligament injury but will not need to undergo surgery, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed.

The Brazilian centre-back picked up the problem during his side’s 3-2 win over Manchester City in pre-season, worsening the club’s defensive injury crisis ahead of their Premier League opener against Liverpool.

Say What | Kenyan coach kick out after posing as athlete at #Rio2016

A Kenyan athletics coach has been sent home from the 2016 Olympic Games at Rio in Brazil, after posing as an athlete and giving a urine sample.

Kenyan team officials said sprint coach John Anzrah “presented himself” as 800 metres medal hope Ferguson Rotich and “even signed the documents” for the doping test.
“We cannot tolerate such behaviour,” said Kip Keino, chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya.

US immigration detains Bollywood Star Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has shared his frustration at being stopped by immigration officers “every damn time” he visits the US.

The actor, also known simply as SRK, was stopped at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – the third time he has been detained on arrival in the US.

He tweeted to his 20.7 million followers: “I fully understand & respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks.”

Budget Padding | Don’t drag Buhari into allegations – Hon Ajibola Famurewa

The member, representing Atakumosa West/Atakumosa East/Ilesa East and Ilesa West Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Ajibola Famurewa, has cautioned his colleagues in the House of Representatives not to drag President Buhari into the ongoing padding crises rocking the National Assembly but allow him to concentrate on tackling various challenges facing the country at the moment.

He made this statement while reacting to insinuations in some quarters that the presidency signed a padded budget as well.