Wednesday 17 August 2016

Aww! See How Michael Phelps spends his first day after retirement in a Pool with his family (PHOTO

It seems Michael Phelps just can't do with the water ... At this point, it’s pretty clear he feels more at home in a pool than anywhere else.

If you need proof, just look at how he chose to spend quality time with his family after a grueling 6-medal run at the Rio Olympics.

Nigeria commences mass importation of kerosene

The Federal Government has ‎placed order for a large quantity of kerosene to tackle the scarcity of the product currently witnessed across the country.

BREAKING: Germany thrash Nigeria 2-0 at #Rio2016

Germany on Wednesday defeated Nigeria 2-0 in the semi-finals of the Olympic football event, ending the country’s hope of a repeat of their 1996 feat at the games.

The Germans grabbed their first goal in the 9th minute when a Serge Gnabry’s clever pass into the box fooled the Nigerian defence for Max Meyer to latch on to.

Chrissy Teigen shows off closeup stretch marks ... She calls it tributaries, Lol (PHOTOS)

She looks near perfect, however, Model and John Legend's wife, Chrissy Teigen proved she is just like every other lady when she shared an up close look at stretch marks on her thighs on Tuesday.

The new mum posted the Snapchat clip with a 'screaming' emoji face and the caption: 'lol my thighs have tributaries.'

Elephant reportedly bows down to salute Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram (Photos)

According to reports accompanying these viral photos, an elephant bowed down to some Nigerian soldiers who were recently sent on a special mission against Boko Haram insurgents at  the Nigeria-Cameroon border .

They said the elephant recognized them as special forces while playing with it by "bowing down to them"...

Wonderful! See Little Fulani boy spotted reading while herding his cattle

Hopefully, he gets the opportunity to school and lives his dream!

Actress Uche Jombo put major cleavage and abs on display in sexy selfie

Sexy Mama! The actress and mother of one shared the photo.

Wow! Passenger gives birth on a Plane at 30,000 feet (Photos)

A plane passenger cradled her newborn baby in her arms after she prematurely gave birth at 30,000 feet.

The seven-months pregnant Filipino woman, who has not been identified, went into labour unexpectedly a few hours after take-off on Sunday morning, Daily  Mirror reports.

Flustered flight attendants sprang into action and moved her to the front of the plane where there was more leg room.

Ali Modu Sheriff brands PDP Convention As A Huge Joke

The factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen Ali Modu Sheriff, has described the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the PDP which extended the tenure of the Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee by one year. 

He said, the said meeting was in breach of Section 31 (4) of the PDP Constitution, which makes the National Chairman the sole authority with a mandate to convene the NEC.

Sheriff said INEC has not been put on the mandatory three weeks’ notice, neither has he as Chairman been put on one week notice, even if it was an emergency.

UBEC Boss Laments Number Drop Out School Children

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has expressed worry over the number of out of school children in Nigeria.

The Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, raised the concern on Wednesday at a meeting with Heads of State Universal Basic Commissions across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

United Nations kick off Campaign Against Child Marriage In Northern Nigeria

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Wednesday advised the Federal and State Governments in Nigeria to pay more attention to implementing laws that protect the rights of the girl child in the society, rather than creating new ones that will mortgage their future.

Country Representative of UNFPA in Nigeria, Ratidzai Ndhlovu, gave the advice at the official launch of the Adolescent Girls Initiative organised by UNFPA in collaboration with the Kaduna State government, where she noted that providing women and girls with equal access to education, is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a prosperous and sustainable nation.

Ogun State | Trader arrested for naming his dog ‘Buhari’

A 30-year-old trader named Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, has been arrested by the Ogun state police command for naming his pet dog ‘Buhari'. This was after after one of his neighbours, a man from Northern Nigeria, filed a complaint that Joe named his dog after his father, Alhaji Buhari. According to Vanguard, after the complaint was made at Sango Police Station, the trader was arrested, detained and would reportedly be arraigned in court today.

Efforts by the police to recover the dog, which they intended using as evidence failed. The trader, allegedly instructed his friends to secretly to kill the dog. Now, appeals by his friends and relations for the police to grant him bail failed as the complainant and his kinsmen reportedly threatened to kill the trader if he was released on bail.

Buhari orders NNPC immediate exploration and search for oil in Benue state

Three weeks after ordering NNPC officials to go and search for oil in the Northern region, President Buhari has again directed NNPC to begin the search for crude oil and gas from the Benue Trough.

Federal High Court Re-Affirms Sheriff’s Sack As PDP National Chairman

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has re-affirmed the sack of Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). 

The court presided over by Justice Nwamaka Ogbonnaya, reaffirmed the sack on the ground that the judgment of Justice Valentine Ashi, which nullified his appointment on June 29 has not been set aside or vacated and is, therefore, subsisting.

The court further held that all actions taken by Sen Sherif are null, void and of no effect since the earlier order of Justice Ashi remains binding

Checkout Kendall Jenner and Tyler Epic reply to rumour they are dating

After photos emerged showing the rapper and the model/reality star leaving a restaurant after enjoying a lunch date, rumours swirled that they were dating. They both took to their social media to give an epic reply above ...

#Rio2016: Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba crashes out of quarterfinal stage

African boxing and commonwealth champion Efe Ajagba has crashed out of Rio 2016 after he lost the quarterfinal bout between him and Kazakhstan's Ivan Dychko in a quarterfinal bout this morning.

Ajagba lost by unanimous decision of 28-29, 28-29, 28-29 to Dychko who won bronze at the London 2012 Olympics. Ajagba who is the only boxer representing Nigeria in the tournament, lost all three rounds to Dychko.

Three escapes death after ghastly accident at Oshodi-Apapa Expressway (Disturbing Pics)

Three people sustained serious injuries after a trailer carrying a container ran into three commercial buses at Falgbems bus stop on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Lagos.

According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the accident which occurred around 6:46am on Tuesday, was as a result of illegal stopping of the commercial bus drivers to pick passengers on the express way. 

Zamfara State | Nigeria Troops recover arms from armed bandits (PHOTOS)

In continuation with the ongoing efforts of ridding Zamfara State of the menace of livestock rustling and armed banditry, troops of 223 Battalion, 1 Brigade of 1 Division Nigerian Army on Tuesday August 16th, carried out fighting patrol and cleared armed bandits camp at Baba-Ndoka, Chillin and Pamagaji-Magiha villages located at Dansadau Emirate, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

A statement by Army spokesman said the patrol team also held a meeting with Fulani delegation led by Alhaji Ruwa who voluntarily handed over 2 locally fabricated pistols and 3 Dane guns. He also promised to persuade all other known armed bandits to come out and renounce their illegal vocation.

GEJ hails Divine Oduduru race at the #Rio2016

Former President Jonathan took to his twitter handle to send words of encouragement to Nigeria's 200m champion, Divine Oduduru, who finished 2nd behind Usain Bolt in the Men’s 200m Heat race at the Olympics yesterday August 16th.

Bahama's Athletes who dive to win Gold in #Rio2016 says she didn't dive but tripped and can't remember what happened

Shaunae Miller, the Bahamian athlete who beat USA's Allyson Felix to win gold in the 400 metres on Tuesday after diving over the finish line, has claimed that she didn't dive but rather tripped and that she can't remember what happened at the end of the race.

Felix, the reigning world champion, was closing in on Miller down the home straight and looked set to just edge ahead as the final centimetres of track ran out. But Miller, 22, threw herself over the line to clinch victory in a photo finish.

Miller has now sensationally claimed that she tripped and stressed she couldn't remember the end of the race.

Oh Dear! See the Photo of a baby thrown away in a field in Benue state

According to the eyewitness who shared this photo, a baby, which was reportedly aborted, was seen this morning in a polytechnic in Benue state. The baby was found dead... This is just heartbreaking! What a wicked world!

Adaeze Yobo and her sons enjoy vacation in Dubai (PHOTOS)

Adaeze Yobo and her two sons are currently on holiday in Dubai. She shared photos on her Instagram page.

Police set to arraign suspects today, policemen dismissed from service for torturing & dehumanizing Uzoamaka

The Ebonyi State Police Command is set to arraign the suspects indicted for the abduction, stripping, torture and dehumanization of 15-year-old orphan, Uzoamaka 

According to Hon. Linus Abaa Okorie, who disclosed the development, reliable sources confirm that the arraignment of the suspects is scheduled to take place at the Obiozara magistrate court in Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi state. While the specific charges against the suspects are yet unclear, sources point at abduction and torture as being high on the list. 

Oh Dear! 6-year-old boy sacrifice his life to save his mom from attacker (PHOTO)

South Africans across the country, the social media, the community of Jan Kempdorp and the Northern Cape on Monday August 15th, joined the family of six-year-old Kutlwano Garesape in mourning the brutal death of the young hero.

According to local media, Kutlwano and his mother were walking to school at Jan Kempdorp in the northern Cape when they were attacked on Friday. The child was stabbed repeatedly with a broken bottle by an assailant identified as Tefelo Dikole‚ 32‚ who has already appeared in the Jan Kempdorp Magistrate’s Court.

Throwback Picture of Pastor Adeboye, Bishop Oyedepo and Bishop Wale Oke 29 years ago

The Men of God with some of their colleagues at a church programme 29 years ago.

Ahmed Makarfi inaugurates PDP National Executive Committee (PHOTOS)

Factional leader of PDP and Chairman of the party's Caretaker committee, Ahmed Makarfi, has inaugurated the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party. According to the Caretaker Committee Chairman, formal inauguration of the NEC was necessary to enlarge the decision-making organ of the party.  The inaugurated NEC members went into closed-door meeting shortly after his 5-minutes speech promising to brief the press after the meeting.

Touching Story of How a Police Officer Feeds 7-year-old boy who wanted to sell his teddy to buy food

A sympathetic and kindhearted Ohio Police police officer Steve Dunham, from Franklin Police Department has told about how he fed a seven-year-old boy he found wandering the streets trying to sell his teddy bear to buy food so he can eat.

According to Officer Steve Dunham, he was responding to reports of a boy seen walking alone when he found the child and was touched to take the boy out for lunch.

Officer Dunham told WLWT5: “He told me he was trying to sell his stuffed animal to get money for food because he hadn’t eaten in several days.”

PDP says Security agents attack Governor Nyesom Wike's convoy in Rivers State

As shared on their official page ...

Hillary Clinton should be shot in a firing squad for treason - Trump's Adviser

Al Baldasaro, a New Hampshire state representative and a member of Donald Trump's GOP veterans' coalition has repeated calls for US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to be executed and says reporters misunderstood the type of harm he wishes her. According to Al, Clinton's use of private e-mail servers while she was secretary of state could be seen as treason, to which the punishment is death.

In a radio show , Al Baldasaro, an army veteran said

Port Harcourt | Police defend sealing of the PDP convention venue

The PRO of the Nigerian Police Force, DCP Donald Amunah has defended the sealing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention venue in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, today. Speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily, he said;
"The Police is an institution established by law and we obey the court orders and rule of law. In an event of conflicting court orders, what do you do? We are neutral. The IG has been served court orders in Abuja and so we have to obey the orders. If this court order has to be obeyed, what do we do about the venue? We take control of the venue to avoid two worrying parties conflicting, to protect lives and properties.”

Nigerian player laments after been thrown out of #Rio2016 hotel

One of Nigeria's footballers sent back to Nigeria from Rio de Janeiro after they were told by Nigerian Football officials that their feeding and living expenses can no longer be catered, has lamented how they were thrown out of the team’s hotel and had to spend their own money to pay for the two nights they spent in Brazil before coming back to Nigeria.

The Nigerian Football Federation ordered two alternate players Stanley Dimgba and Yusuf Mohammed as well as several unnecessary officials to head back to Nigeria as they could no longer be catered for, and one of the players who prefers to remain anonymous has now cried out.

Say What | 20-year-old Girl crazily in love with her father's 60-year-old friend (Photos)

20-year-old Leah Senibaldi finds love with a 60-year-old man who used to be in a music band with her father. 

According to Dailymail, Leah and 60-year-old appliance salesman Ress Benson have been dating for two years after they met at her father’s band practice 3-years ago. The couples are so in love that they don’t care about the disapproval from family, friends and even strangers as they are talking about tying the knot.

Bizarre! Man caught masturbating on the train (Watch Video)

A man who tried to cover his shameful act has been caught on camera masturbating in a public train, New York

The woman who was identified as Deanna G Carter, felt disgusted by his act as she made a video of the guy and posted it on her Facebook handle with the caption: “TELL ME WHY THIS DUDE WAS RUBBING HIS PENIS SITTING ACROSS FROM ME. I WENT OFF! I’M SO MAD RIGHT NOW. GOT HIS FACE ON VIDEO THO. HE BETTER HOPE I NEVER SEE HIS NASTY ASS AGAIN!” 

OMG! Rapper Yung6ix escapes shots in broad day light

Yung6ix disclosed this in a series of tweets on his social media account yesterday, August 16, 2016, revealing he was almost shot in broad daylight by a trusted friend. 
“Some nigga just tried to shoot me in broad day light, It’s shame what jealousy in the heart of men can do, all I ever did was show your love and support you since we met.”

Adamawa Doctor Bizarre 'Medical Error' leaves Patient in Critical Condition

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a medical doctor for his alleged role in the removal of the kidney of a male patient in his clinic. 

A medical doctor identified as Hassan Yakubu, has been arrested by the Adamawa State Police Command and is currently being interrogated by officers of the criminal investigations department for his alleged role in the removal of the kidney of a 24-year-old male patient, Isa Hamma in his clinic. 

Alerts! Annular Eclipse to Occur in Nigeria On September 1st

Nigeria is set to witness an annular eclipse and an appeal is currently being made to the general public to avoid viewing the natural occurrence with n*ked eyes. 

An annular eclipse that will be visible all over the country, with different degrees of totality, will occur on Thursday, September 1.

In a press statement, the Head, Media and Corporate Communications of National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Dr Felix Ale, said the highest degree of obscurity in Nigeria during this natural occurrence would be in the Southern part of the country, particularly in Lagos, where it was expected to have 80 per cent obscurity, while the lowest degree of obscurity would be about 45 per cent and this would be observed in the Northern part of the country, particularly in Sokoto.

Kenya bans weddings at Night in Mombasa after robberies

Night weddings have been banned in Kenya’s coastal region of Mombasa as the authorities say they have become a target for criminals.

The county’s commissioner said the decision was taken after an increase in attacks by knife-wielding gangs.

Wedding ceremonies in Mombasa can last for as long as five days and include parties that go on late into the night.

#Rio2016: Okagbare crashes out as Ese Brume shines

Nigeria’s sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare on Tuesday, August 16, failed to qualify for the women’s 200m final at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games. 

The 26-year-old finished fifth in heat one of the semifinals in 22.69s, where she competed against 100m champion, Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson,  Holland’s Dafne Schippers, Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith and Germany’s Lisa Mayer.

Don Jazzy says American Artistes are 'Scared' to collaborate with him

Nigerian record producer, singer and chief executive officer of Mavin Records, Don Jazzy, has said that foreign artistes are scared to make music with him. 

While speaking in a new interview conducted by Boiler Room in collaboration with British Council, multi-award winning music producer and singer, Micheal Ajereh Collins, popularly known as Don Jazzy, has disclosed that foreign artistes are scared to make music with him.

Budget Padding: EFCC says it has received additional documents on scandal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has received additional documents and evidence against former House Committee chairman on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over alleged N418 million alleged contract fraud.

While submitting the documents at the EFCC office in Abuja, the petitioner, who is the coordinator of the anti-corruption unit of the National Youth Council, Barr. Ifeanyi Okonkwo said he was at the EFCC office on the invitation of the commission to adopt his petition and he decided to add more documents to the one already submitted.

Leicester star Mahrez open up about his transfer reports

Riyad Mahrez, the winger of Leicester City, hints that two or three clubs could sign him. 

The Leicester City winger has been heavily linked with a move away from the club and there are reports that he has reportedly agreed a €50 million move to Arsenal.  

According to Daily Telegraph (UK), the EPL champions have slapped a £45 million price tag on Mahrez as they look to ward off interest from top clubs.

Breaking: PDP Postpones Election Into National Offices

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has suspended the election into its national executive council, even though the national convention is still ongoing.

The convention now is to decide on appointing a new caretaker committee to pilot the affairs of the party or renew the tenure of the Makarfi-led caretaker committee, whose tenure expires this weekend.

How to bridge Nigeria’s $2 trillion infrastructure deficit – Experts

If Nigeria must bridge its infrastructure deficit, which is expected to take about $2 trillion in the next three decades, a holistic approach must be developed to address key challenges for sustainable development.

According to experts, who gathered at an advocacy roundtable organised by the Nigeria-British Chamber of Commerce in Lagos, desired national economic development will remain a mirage unless necessary actions are taken to give face-lift to the infrastructure shortfall.

Indeed, a 30-year roadmap infrastructure development plan, known as the Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIMP), had projected that Nigeria required at least $2 trillion (N398.1 trillion) for infrastructure development over the next three decades.

APC chieftain says they are ready to take over Delta State

Former President-General of Agbarho Urhobo Improvement Union and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Orido, has boasted to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State that the APC will take over the state and indeed the entire country in subsequent elections.

Orido during his formal registration as APC member in the state, praised the Chairman of APC in Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state, Olorogun Ekure Felix, “for his robust leadership qualities,” noting that the extent of Nigeria’s wealth looted and stashed in Switzerland was “enough to run the Swiss government for about 100 years.”

Why OPEC members are cutting petroleum prices – Ibe Kachikwu

The current practice by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members of cutting the prices of their crude oil goes beyond just retaining market share.

Many are also desperate to meet economic development targets, which are being frustrated by the twin problems of oil price crash and market glut.

Explaining why more members are finding price-cuts more attractive, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, said that such members “just want to cash into the system to help their development.”

Nigeria Army in search for pro-Biafra publishers in Aba

Soldiers have launched a manhunt for publishers of pro-Biafra newspapers in Aba, Abia state.

A vendor who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that a group of soldiers accosted him and some of his colleagues demanding them to disclose the identity of the publishers of the Biafra newspapers circulating in the city.

It was gathered that one of the vendors identified as Emeka is suspected to have been arrested by soldiers.

Chevron says it spends $3.6 billion on local content in Nigeria

Chevron Nigeria spent $3.6 billion on Nigeria content in 2015 as part of its commitment to local capacity building in boosting local economies and creating job opportunities.

The company said in its 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report that it consistently reserves significant portions of job scopes to benefit indigenous companies and community contractors from areas close to its operations.

According to the report, Chevron established the first and only simulation training facility for operations and maintenance training in Nigeria, which is operated by a local contractor.

Federal Government initiate steps to counter Shekau’s threat on Abuja

Recent clampdown in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on hawkers, beggars and other miscreants at busy bus stops and hubs may not just be about maintaining law and order in the FCT after all.

Rather, as it was gathered, the renewed raid since last week is response to recent Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau’s threat to attack President Muhammadu Buhari, Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Sani Usman, spokesman of the Nigerian Army.

Balogun Fulani of Ilorin Dies At 76

The Balogun Fulani of Ilorin , Alhaji Mahmud Durosinlorun Atiku, is dead.

He was one of the four high chiefs of Ilorin Emirate and the most senior.

He died in the early hours of on Tuesday at the age of 76 and has since been buried according to Islamic rites .

Drake Hails Eminem in Detroit, brand Him “Greatest Rapper to Ever Get on the Microphone”

It looks like all of those rumors about Eminem being on the verge of going at Drake on wax were, to put it mildly, a little off base. On Tuesday night, Drizzy brought Eminem onstage during the Canadian’s show at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The entrance, with Em coming up from underneath the stage, was very dramatic.

Drake paid tribute to the hometown hero, bowing down to Eminem and calling him “the greatest rapper ever to get on the microphone.”