Monday 14 November 2016

NFF Chief Reveals Why Super Eagles Are Flying Again

The Super Eagles are flying again thanks to the young blood coach Gernot Rohr has injected into the team, according to top NFF chief Seyi Akinwunmi.

Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi, Dele Alampasu, Musa Mohammed and Kingsley Madu are all under 20.

The average age of the starting Eagles XI in Zambia last month was 25.

Marriner to officiate Manchester United's clash against Arsenal

Andre Marriner has been appointed to referee Manchester United's clash against Arsenal at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The two sides will clash this weekend for the first time this season, with Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger set to renew hostilities.

Sheriff says Jimoh Ibrahim remains PDP candidate for Ondo election

The factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has declared that the party had no other candidate for the November 26 governorship election other than Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim.

Ibrahim was declared the candidate of the party by the Independent National Electoral Commission, following the order of the Abuja High Court. Though the candidate of Ahmed Makarfi’s faction, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, had approached the appeal court to challenge the action of the INEC.

JAMB to reduce 180 cut-off mark

There are strong indications that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) may approve the reduction of 180 cut-off mark for admission to tertiary institutions.

The Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, who made the disclosure during the 2nd Technical Committee Meeting for 2016 Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria, at the Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, stated that the decision became imperative as a result of the inability of some of the institutions to implement the cut-off mark.

How to write a good petition – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has given clarifications on how a good petition to the commission should look like. The commission gave the clarification on Monday where it said the foremost stage of every good petition is that it must be addressed to the Executive Chairman of the commission. 

Below is the various stages of a good petition according to EFCC:

Greece out of Economic recession

The Greek economy emerged from recession for the first time since 2014, managing two straight quarters of GDP growth, figures released Monday showed.

Greece’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.5 percent in the three months to September from the previous quarter, and by 1.5 percent from the third quarter of 2015, statistics bureau Elstat said.

It had already nudged 0.2 percent higher in the second quarter from the first. Two consecutive quarters of growth officially mark the end of a recession.

South Africa | Chinese President’s delegation illegally bought ivory and rhino horn

Members of the Chinese President’s delegation went on an illegal spending spree in South Africa to buy ivory and rhino horn and smuggled the products back to China, according to revelations to be broadcast by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit.

Filming undercover, the Al Jazeera team recorded a Chinese man, who lives in Pretoria and acted as a tour guide for a large delegation which arrived in December 2015 with President Xi Jinping for a Forum on Co-operation between South Africa and China. He claims members of the delegation, including the President’s personal bodyguards, insisted he take them to a black-market dealer to buy rhino horn along with chopsticks, stamps and bracelets made from ivory.  These are all banned items under the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species, of which China is a signatory.

Kano State | Eight Shi’ites members, one policeman die

Eight members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and one policeman have died during a clash between police and members of the sect in Kano on Monday.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Alhaji Rabiu Yusuf, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Kano on Monday.

Yusuf said that four policemen and many members of the Shi’ites were injured during the clash which occurred along Kano-Zaria road in the city.

Say What | Music group changes name over Trump’s victory

A French electronic rock group thought their name, Trumps, was an ace choice when they launched on the musical scene in 2014.

But the election of Donald Trump to the White House has given the band a mighty headache — and the monicker which they liked so much has been ditched.

In an announcement on Facebook, Trumps said they want to avoid any association with the controversial tycoon and are open to suggestions from fans for a new name.

REVEALED: How $752,000 was lodged into Badeh’s Visa Gold Account

A prosecution witness, Mrs. Fatima Dauda, on Monday told a Federal High Court that she opened a “Visa Gold Account” for the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh.

The witness made this known to Justice Okon Abang of the Abuja division of the court while being led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Mr. O.A Atolagbe.

The witness said that an initial deposit of $50,000 was made into the account in two instalments by Badeh’s officers.

‘I am not corrupt’ – Former VP, Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar says he is not a corrupt person according to Daily Trust reports.

Atiku made the disclosure in an interview with the media team of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the latest edition of the anti-graft agency’s Zero Tolerance Magazine.

Presidency raises warning over imminent famine in Nigeria from January 2017

The Presidency on Monday raised the alarm over imminent famine in Nigeria from January 2017.

According to a statement made available to journalists, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, raised the alarm in an interview he granted a Kano-based radio station on Monday.

Shehu said despite being Africa’s largest producer of cereals and grains, Nigeria risks famine from early next year following a huge demand in the global market that is targeting the country’s surplus production.

DSTV reduces subscription price across Africa, plans increase in Nigeria

MultiChoice Limited, owners of DStv and GoTV, is set to reduce the monthly DStv subscription fees between 11 percent and 21 per cent from November 1, 2016 in several African countries, EXCLUDING Nigeria.

According to findings, DStv would also add several exciting channels to the lower-tiered bouquets in the black nations to boost the content offering for cheaper packages and add content value. The countries that would benefit from the offer are Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Botswana, neglecting Nigeria, its biggest market.

300 students walked black girl to school after white racist called her 'nigger'

Since Donald Trump won the presidential election last week there has been an alarming increase in racist behaviour in America. Many stories have been making rounds online about people's experiences, especially ethnic minorities, and Muslims, but there have been doubts about the authenticity of these claims. Well, now we have a verified and authentic first-hand experience of one black girl, and it has gone viral.

An African-American Natasha Nkhama was minding her business walking to her class at Baylor University in Texas, when a guy “went out of his way” to bump into her, and shove her off the sidewalk.

‘PBS NewsHour’ Host, Gwen Ifill Dies at 61

Gwen Ifill, the host of "PBS NewsHour" and "Washington Week," has died at the age of 61.

Read the statement from "NewsHour" executive producer Sara Just, below:

Sexy Grandpa Irving Randle releases hot new photo as he turns 55

Sexy Irving Randle, aka Mr. Steal Your Grandma, released yet another 'oppressive' photo as he turns 55 today.

Mr. Irving broke the internet some months back when some really hot Instagram photos of this buff gentleman went viral, but thousands of swooning hearts were later shattered after it was revealed that he is/was gay but he later denied it.

See more hot photos below:

How Lagos Shoprite staff allowed Polish man walk away with N200k goods without paying

Marek Zmyslowski, a Polish businessman, and co-founder of Jovago.com is currently in Nigeria and he has told of how a staff of Shoprite, Jakande, Lekki, Lagos allowed him to walk away with goods worth N200,000 without paying because the POS was faulty.

People are of the opinion that his skin colour gave him the advantage because no Nigerian will give this kind of privilege to his fellow black man,

Read the comments and share your thoughts.

Actress Roseline Meurer becomes first to be hosted on Linda Ikeji Online TV

Nollywood actress Roseline Meurer and Ebony Hair ambassador has become one of the first Nigerian celebrities to be hosted at the Linda Ikeji Online TV platform on Saturday at her studio.
The Oasis star actress has featured in several movies including The Incredible Father, Broken Bond, Open Marriage, My Sister & I, Red Card, Pebbles Of Love, and award winning Blockbuster movie; The Get Away, by Emem Isong. Meurer, the light skinned screen goddess whose role interpretations on movies sets reflects on originality has been nominated for the 2016 Nigeria Entrepreneur Awards on the category of  ' Nollywood Actress Of The Year'. 

Say What | 14-year-old boy cleared of murder 70 years after being executed

Seventy years after South Carolina executed a 14-year-old boy so small he sat on a book in the electric chair, a circuit court judge threw out his murder conviction.

On Wednesday morning, Judge Carmen Mullins vacated the decision against George Stinney Jr., a black teen who was convicted of beating two young white girls to death in the small town of Alcolu in 1944.

Haba! See what Nigerians spotted on one of Buhari's Ministers Profile

Well, since there is no former to add to his title they had to look for something to justify his appointment. But Nigerians have no chill, Lol!

Hilarious! See the placard seen on an anti-Trumps protest

So funny! Kim has gone hibernation ever since her Paris robbery ... And a lot of her fans has not been pleased. One of such is this guy holding that placard, Lol, he must have missed Kim's raunchy photos

Meet Lagos big boy, Mike who carries an umbrella as part of his fashion (Photos)

There is something particular about everyone's fashion style, for the ladies either you are an addict of bags or addict of shoes or it could even be makeups ... Well, have you ever wonder what the uniqueness of a guy would be in terms of fashion?

AAU shut down as students protest hike in school fees

The management of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, has closed down the institution until further notice, following a violent protest by students over an alleged increase in school fees.

Lol! Female student of LAUTECH celebrates ASUU strike with cake

A female student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) who certainly has grown tired of the current lengthy strike action by ASUU decided to make a cake to applaud the union.

The lady identified as Adeosun Omolola Husseifat, shared the post saying: 

OMG! Newly appointed Ukrainian minister's naked photos flood the internet (+18)

A newly appointed 24-year-old female minister in Ukraine has faced a serious opposition which made some of her naked photos to surface online. 

The interior ministry in Ukraine had appointed 24-year-old Anastasia Deeva as deputy minister, a decision which did not go well with many Ukrainians. 

Lady Gaga reveals shocking details about the lyrics of her hit song

Lady Gaga has revealed in details the meaning of the words she used in her popular hit song "Bad Romance"

Speaking in an interview with James Corden on The Late Show, Lady Gaga revealed an interesting insight to her lyrics.

I Am Ready Whenever Mourinho Needs Me - Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger has told Jose Mourinho he is ready to give his all for the team whenever the Manchester United manager needs him.

The former Germany international has yet to feature in a competitive game this season after being deemed surplus to requirements by Mourinho at the start of the campaign.

He was recently welcomed back to first-team training, though, and is desperate to start playing games again.

Oh No! Has Ubi Franklin and Lilian Esoro marriage packed up? (See Notes)

It is no longer news that all is not alright between Ubi Franklin and Lilian Esoro's marriage, but it seems they are have both given up on each other. They both took to their social media page to share some disturbing notes:

Ubi took to Instagram on November 13, 2016,to  share a disturbing note. He wrote:

Woman falls off 9-storey building after night out with her boyfriend. Photo

A British woman reportedly fell to her death from the 9th-floor balcony of a hotel after a night out with her boyfriend.

A British woman identified as Danielle Hall, reportedly fell off the 9th-floor balcony of the Bermudas hotel in the Benidorm town, Spain, after a night out with her boyfriend.

Hall who reportedly died upon hitting the ground was said to have gone partying at the Costa Blanca resort with her 23-year-old boyfriend Jordan, earlier that night.

BREAKING: President Buhari departs Abuja to Morocco

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for Morocco ahead of a crucial meeting on climate change.

According to a post by Femi Adesina, the President is to attend the Climate Change Conference COP 22 in Marrakesh on 14th Nov 2016.

President Buhari is also to participate in the official opening plenary on Tuesday, November 15 where he will deliver his national statement during the High Level Segment of COP 22.

12,000 Nigerian 'Ashawo' causes commotion in Italy

The Italian authorities are trying to checkmate the nightmare stirred by about 12,000 prostitutes from Nigeria who arrived Italy between 2015 and 2016.

Data from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) shows – a six-fold increase on the previous two years. Almost 80 percent of the young women are victims of trafficking, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), placing law enforcement agencies under pressure to uproot expanding Nigerian criminal networks, lawyers say.

JUST IN: Femi Fani-Kayode released, Judge blast EFCC over FFK re-arrest

Former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode has regained his freedom after he was re-arrested by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) within the court premises.

Speaking immediately after he was released, Fani-Kayode thanked Nigerians for their prayers and support.
“Thanks be to God. After another 24 days in detention I am finally out. Thanks for all ur love, prayers and support. We shall prevail,” he wrote on his Facebbok page.

Frank Lampard announces he is leaving New York City FC

Frank Lampard is to leave New York City FC when his contract expires at the end of 2016, the MLS club announced Monday.

The longtime England international signed with the new American franchise in 2014, but initially spent a season with parent club Manchester City in the Premier League. After arriving at Yankee Stadium midway through the 2015 MLS season, 38-year-old Lampard went gone on to score 15 goals in 31 appearances.

Lampard teased on Instagram that he would be making an announcement regarding the "next stage" of his career soon.

Finally In Nigeria: A Festival Exclusively For Fitness And Wellness.

It’s happening; the world is waking up to the need for not just a beautiful body, but also a healthy one. Fitness is a journey and a lifestyle, so it is only befitting to have a festival for such a necessary activity of life.

FitFam™ Fest will be hosting the largest African comprehensive fitness festival on the 11th of December 2016, at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island Lagos. 

Algeria coach says referee robbed them against Eagles in Uyo

Algeria coach Georges Leekens claim the Desert Foxes were robbed by Gambian referee Bakary Gassama against the Super Eagles in their Russia 2018 World Cup Group B qualifier in Uyo on Saturday.

Chelsea right wing-back Victor Moses struck a brace as Nigeria beat Algeria 3-1 to pick up their second win in the World Cup qualifiers and open up a four-point lead at the top of the table after Cameroon were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Zambia in the group’s other fixture.

Arik Air blames emergency landing on ‘noisy engine’

The management of Arik Air has said the emergency landing on Friday of its Boeing 737 aircraft flying from Lagos to Jos was due to a noise in one of the engines.

The aircraft, with registration number 5N-MJD, reportedly lost one of its two engines mid-air with over 100 passengers on board.

SaharaReporters, quoting an unnamed source, said the aircraft was already 60 miles away from Lagos when the incident occurred.

The Believer’s Blessing In Christ Jesus, By Femi Aribisala

In no other department has the Christian church gone as completely astray as on the issue of tithes and offerings. Week in week out, Christian congregations are exhorted, harassed, cajoled, blackmailed, threatened and bewitched into giving more and more tithes and offerings.

All kinds of scriptures are distorted, twisted and manipulated to get people to give more and more. If you did not know better, you would think the whole essence of the Christian walk is to pay tithes and give offerings. The average pastor preaches more about “Sowing and Reaping” and “Giving and Receiving” than any other message.

Bukola Saraki to provide 40,000 jobs via his newly launch youth scheme

Dr Bukola Saraki, President of the Nigerian Senate, has formally inaugurated his youths empowerment programme to provide 40,000 direct jobs for the youths in various vocations in the next four years.

Speaking during the ceremony yesterday in Ilorin, Kwara state, Saraki charged political leaders in the country to empower the youths to be job creators to reduce the high unemployment rate in the country.

10 ways to relieve STRESS especially in this recession

Life can be full of stressful moments especially in this economic situation we have found ourselves. Sometimes it may seem that we are tense and stressed all day long. If you find yourself in this situation you may need to take a 30-minute de-stress break. Don’t think you have the time?

Think again. Here are 10 ideas that take less than 30 minutes to do, but can give you a much-needed break from your stress:

Buhari reportedly agrees to withdraw Ambassadorial Nominees

President Muhammadu Buhari may have bowed to pressure, by agreeing to withdraw the list of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees recently submitted to the Upper Chamber for screening and confirmation.

An insider, who preferred anonymity told newsmen that the president had agreed to withdraw the list because the Senate had made it clear to him that his list was not acceptable to the parliament, as the ears and eyes of the electorate and custodian of democracy.

Senator Ndume Says Senate to resolve Buhari’s $30bn loan request this week

Strong indications have emerged that the leadership of the Senate and the Presidency have reached a deal on the 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper earlier rejected by the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

A source close to the leadership of the Senate said this was the fallout of the meetings between President Muhammadu Buhari; President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

FG should stop giving bail-out funds to lazy governors - Aliko Dangote

Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, has urged the Muhammadu Buhari government to stop granting bailout funds to state governors.

According to him, this will not take the country forward.

Soldier who fakes his own kidnap arrested in Eket

An army officer, Musa Lawal, who was reportedly kidnapped in Calabar last Thursday, allegedly faked his abduction.

Lawal was abducted around 10am after leaving a bank along Calabar Road in the Cross River State capital by his cronies, according to a security source.

It was learnt on Sunday that Lawal had allegedly arranged for his abduction to pave the way for an undisclosed illegal movement to Port Harcourt in Rivers State.

Boko Haram leader responds to Donald Trump's election victory

The leader of the jihadist group Boko Haram has reacted to the election of Donald Trump to the White House with a warning that “the war has just begun” against the West.
“Do not be overwhelmed by people like Donald Trump and the global coalition fighting our brethren in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and everywhere,” Abubakar Shekau said in an audio message posted on YouTube late Sunday.

The best time to start is now - Opeyemi Aiyeola shares inspiring piece

Actress Opeyemi Aiyeola took to her social media account to share an inspiration piece and motivational message with her fans on how to succeed in a tough economy like Nigeria.

Read below:

SHOCKING! Driver disappears as truck ran seven to death in Ibadan

A driver of an articulated vehicle at the weekend lost control at the New Garage area of Ibadan, Oyo State, crushing no fewer than seven persons to death.

Five people also sustained life-threatening injuries during the fatal auto mishap.

However, the Police Public Relations Officer for the state command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, told newsmen that only two people died, while four others sustained injuries.

Power failure halts event with VP Osinbajo on seat in Minna

The Niger State capital, yesterday witnessed power failure as the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and his wife, Dolapo, attended the 8th Minna Choral Society Annual Festival of Songs.

The ceremony had barely ran for five 30 minutes when power was disrupted for about five minutes and this brought the event to a momentary halt.

Also in attendance were the state government, Mohammed Bello and other dignitaries from within and outside the state.

Thrashing of Falconet by Japan not surprising - Edwin Okon

To former Falconets head coach, Edwin Okon, there is nothing surprising in the Nigerian female Under-20 team 6-0 bashing in the hands of the Japan ladies on Sunday.

The Falconets were helpless as they open their World Cup campaign on a disgraceful note when the Japanese pounced on them mercilessly.

A hat-trick by Mami Ueno, a brace by Yuka Momiki and own goal by a Nigerian, Mary Ologbosere were enough to hand the Asian giants the three points at stake in a largely one-sided clash at the Bava Park, Port Moresby.

Super Eagles match bonuses to be paid into players’ accounts

Officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), have assured that they have received approval for $10,000 bonus to be paid to each Super Eagles player, for their victories against Zambia and Algeria.

However, the monies will be transferred into their accounts.

Each member of the squad is expected to be paid N350,000 as training camp allowance for the Algeria game after it was increased from N20,000 to N50,000 for each day.

Gov Obaseki Makes More Appointments (See Details)

John Mayaki (Left) and Taiwo Francis Akerele (Right)

Governor Godwin Obaseki has appointed his Secretary to the state government, the Chief Press Secretary as well as the Chief of Staff.

Mr Taiwo Francis Akerele has been appointed as the Chief of staff Government House and Mr John Mayaki as the Chief press secretary to the government.