Sunday 5 February 2017

Egypt 1 Cameroon 2: Aboubakar seals AFCON title for Indomitable Lions of Cameroon

Vincent Aboubakar was the hero with a brilliant late goal, firing Cameroon to a dramatic 2-1 victory over Egypt in Libreville and their fifth Africa Cup of Nations title.

Aboubakar replaced Robert Ndip Tambe at half-time, with Hugo Broos' side a goal down, and went on to secure the Indomitable Lions' first championship since 2002 with a brilliant individual effort in the 88th minute.

The triumph will be made all the sweeter after seven players, including Liverpool and West Brom defenders Joel Matip and Allan Nyom, snubbed the chance to represent their country in Gabon.

Egypt took the lead in the first half when Mohamed Elneny, back in the starting line-up after missing the last two matches with a calf injury, was the beneficiary of some woeful goalkeeping from Fabrice Ondoa.

Leicester City 0 Manchester United 3: Ibrahimovic makes history as top-four hopes are rekindled

Manchester United gave their top-four aspirations a major boost as they cruised to a 3-0 win at Premier League champions Leicester City on Sunday.

Goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Juan Mata brought an end to a run of three consecutive league draws for Jose Mourinho's side, who are now two points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

Leicester had lost their last three games in the top flight and only beaten United once in 17 previous meetings, but Claudio Ranieri's side produced the kind of combative display that underpinned their stunning success last term for much of the first half.

We have been in London for so long, we can't trace our families - Deported Nigerians cry out

41 Nigerians were deported from the United Kingdom (UK) and arrived in Lagos on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

They were brought home in a chartered Airbus 330 aircraft that landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 8 am.

The National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) said that they were deported for alleged immigration offences.

NEMA, however, said it had informed that about 83 deportees were being expected and that some of them who had not completed their prison sentences would be handed over to the Nigeria Prison Service to complete the terms.

Fayose tells Osinbajo: Send Onnoghen’s name to senate

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has called on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to send the name of Justice Walter Onnoghen to the Senate for confirmation as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria without further delay.

Fayose said Osinbajo as a lawyer himself should know that it was dangerous to the unity of Nigeria and sustenance of democracy to deny Onnoghen the opportunity to head the Supreme Court.

SERAP asks President Trump to return $500 million Abacha loot

A human rights group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has asked President Donald Trump of the United States to return over $500million looted funds to Nigeria.

It said the monies are proceeds of corruption traced to former Nigerian dictator General Sani Abacha.

It explained the proceeds are separate from the $480 million of Abacha-origin funds that have been forfeited to the US under an August 2014 US federal district court order.

SERAP made the request on Sunday in an open letter to President Donald Trump by the organization’s US Volunteer Counsel Professor Alexander W. Sierck and executive director Adetokunbo Mumuni.

FirstNation, pilot fined for violating safety regulations

FirstNation Airways has been handed a N32 million fine by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for violating provisions of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs).

The NCAA also fined one of the airline’s Pilots-In-Command (PIC) N1.5 million for breaching the safety regulations.

The authority made the disclosure in a statement by its General Manager, Public Relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye, and obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday.imagegen

The statement said the Letter of Sanction conveying the penalties has been sent to the airline’s management.

54 killed in Afghanistan after heavy snow

The death toll from three days of heavy snow across Afghanistan rose to 54 on Sunday and there were fears the toll could rise as rescuers began clearing roads to remote areas.

Avalanches destroyed scores of homes and blocked roads in central and northeastern provinces, a spokesman for the ministry of natural disasters told AFP. “So far, 54 persons have lost their lives and 52 were injured as a result of avalanches and freezing weather in 22 provinces,” said Mohammad Omar Mohammadi. 

He said 168 houses were destroyed and 340 cattle killed. Authorities fear the toll may rise sharply because rescue crews have yet to reach some of the worst-hit areas.

James Ibori joins Twitter as @ChiefIbori

Chief James Onanefe Ibori who arrived Nigeria, is to have opened a twitter account with the handle @ChiefIbori at about 8. 00 a.m on Sunday.

At about 3:20p.m, three tweets had been recorded on the handle with he first saying, “Good morning Nigerians. #myfirstTweet.”

Donald Trump under fire for saying he respects ‘killer’ Putin

President Donald Trump drew fire from Republicans and Democrats alike Sunday, after he defended a softer stance on Russia, playing down political assassinations and Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Trump now two weeks into his four-year term showed no signs of yielding to demands from within his own Republican Party to distance himself from President Vladimir Putin, plunging himself into a fresh political firestorm.
“I do respect him. Well, I respect a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean I’ll get along with them,” Trump said in an excerpt of a Super Bowl interview with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly that will air in full on Sunday.

Panic as President Buhari Extend Vacation In London

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors.

Manchester City 2 Swansea City 1: Jesus the saviour as City edge over Swans

Gabriel Jesus scored a stoppage-time winner as Manchester City grabbed a thrilling 2-1 home victory over Swansea City to move up to third in the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola's men leapfrogged Arsenal and Liverpool in the table after winning a third consecutive match in all competitions thanks to Jesus' dramatic double.

The 19-year-old - selected over Sergio Aguero - has now scored in his first two top-flight starts, only the fifth City player to do so.

City dominated the first half and should have reached the break with more than the one-goal advantage given to them by Jesus' early strike.

Nothing like recession, Nigeria has been going through hell forever - Singer Yinka Davies

Veteran multi-talented vocalist, singer, dancer, instrumentalist and lyricist, Yinka Davies, has doled out an eye-opener on the state of the nation and the appellation ‘Recession’ that has been used to describe the current deplorable state of the nation. 

She believes that what Nigerians call recession is something that has bedeviled the nation for years. Her words: “Recession is an understatement! What is recession? Do you look like there is recession? Is it written on your forehead? 

Actress Angela Okorie and Kemi Olunloyo once involved in dirty fight on Instagram

Actress Angela Okorie engages Kemi Olunloyo in a brief, but intense holy fight before Sunday service. 

First, Angela took to her page on IG to encourage her fans to go to church, then came Kemi with the first punch and Angela wasted no time to deliver finishing combos to the Controversial Media Personality.

Lol, but Madam Kemi shall like trouble!

Check out more ADORABLE wedding Photos from the 60-year-old first time Bride

Yesterday we shared Sarah’s story, how she waited 30 years before she met “Mr right” 2 years ago and getting married today. Well, here are some photos from their wedding today, shared by the photographer, Oluwadabest Photography.

I still had to go over the photos again and again ... This is really AMAZING, Sarah doesn't even look 60, God is so great!!!

Congratulations to them! More photos below:

Fela was beaten and brutalised, 2face gave up on an ordinary threat - Nigerians pay tribute to Fela after cancellation of protest

The cancellation of the February 6 protest by 2face Idibia last night continues to generate more reactions on social media. Now, the dynamics of the conversation is changing online. Nigerians are bringing in the late Fela Kuti into the discussion saying he lived, fought and died for Nigerians while 2face Idibia who has not been beaten or brutalised gave up on an ordinary threat. 

See what Nigerians are saying after the cut:

MASSOB says nothing can stop Igbo man from becoming president in 2019

The Leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Uche Madu, has declared that nothing will stop an Igbo man from becoming Nigeria’s president come 2019.

He advised President Muhammadu Buhari, to free leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and other Biafra agitators as that is the only way to pacify the Igbos ahead of 2019.

According to him, “To pacify Ndigbo, President Buhari should no longer hesitate in attending to the demands of Ndigbo, not Igbo politicians.

Odion Ighalo move to China was the right decision – Rohr

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, says Odion Ighalo is still on his list.

Ighalo recently left English Premier League side, Watford for Chinese CSL, side, Changchun Yatai. 

The former Watford frontman who is a key member of the Nigeria Senior men’s team joins John Obi Mikel, who left Chelsea earlier for Tianjin Teda.

Nollywood actor, Ibrahim Chatta welcome first child from 3rd marriage

It's good news for Nollywood actor Ibrahim Chatta as his newly married wife, Olaide Aishat a.k.a Lizzy Berry, gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. Ibrahim's wife put to bed last night at a hospital in Ibadan, Oyo State and the news got Ibrahim while he was on a film set in Ikorodu.

Policemen pictured celebrating James Ibori's return (Photo)

As spotted by Sahara Reporters

Tiwa Savage to celebrate 37th birthday party in London tonight

Tiwa Savage turns 37 years today, February 5, 2017. The singer who is currently in London will have a special birthday party at the 'Tunnel Night Club'.

Happy Birthday to the Mavin First Lady, Iya Jamil!

Zahra Buhari's sister-inlaw, Zara Indimi blast Buhari led government, says "a year and half of the blame game doesn't help Nigerians"

Zara Indimi, daughter of Maiduguri billionaire oil mogul and sister-in-law of Zahra Buhari has called out the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC).

The restaurateur, who is known for being outspoken, posted the above pic & blasted the government for having spent almost two years blaming the last administration while prices of goods skyrockets.

She wrote:

U.S. Appeal Court denies request to restore Trump's immigration ban

A U.S. appeal court late on Saturday denied an emergency appeal from the U.S. Department of Justice to restore an immigration order from President Donald Trump barring citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries and temporarily banning refugees. Read the full report from MSN.com
"Appellants' request for an immediate administrative stay pending full consideration of the emergency motion for a stay pending appeal is denied," the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said.
It said a reply from the Department in support of the emergency appeal was due on Monday.

The Department filed the appeal a day after a federal judge in Seattle ordered Trump's travel ban to be lifted. The president's Jan. 27 order had barred admission of citizens from the seven nations for 90 days.

'2Face has cancelled his own participation not my own' - Seyi Law insists protest will go on

Comedian, Seyi Law is not backing out of the planned protest scheduled for tomorrow despite the cancellation announced by 2face Idibia a few hours ago.

Seyi Law said:

See the community in Niger State where women don't cover their breasts (Photos)

A social media user, Nafiu Umar Balarabe shared photos from a remote community in Niger State that practice paganism, alleging that some evangelists are trying to convert the people to Christianity. 

Read his words below:

I Have Revelation I Will Be Nigeria’s President – Governor, Ayo Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, Southwest Nigeria, says he has received revelation that he would be the country’s president.
“Have you noticed that every attempt to impeach me has failed? How I will get there don’t ask me,” Fayose told some journalists.

Alleged thief burnt to death in Makurdi, Benue State (Graphic Photos)

An unidentified man torrefies body was found this morning at the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, Benue State.

Sources said the alleged thief stormed a private students hostel and tried to steal from a student. It was gathered that the thief demanded the student's laptop and phone but the student said he refused, which angered the thief.

Warri billionaire Ayiri Emami welcomes James Ibori home (Photos)

Warri billionaire, Chief Ayiri Emami welcomed James Onanefe Ibori yesterday after being deported to Nigeria on completion of his jail term in the UK.

The former Delta State Governor arrived his country home Oghara, in Ethiope West LGA of the state to a rousing welcome from hundreds of well-wishers, family members, and political associates

Say What | Kylie Jenner imprint topless image of herself on a t-shirt and selling it for $40

It is all about the money! Reality TV star, Kylie Jenner has printed her topless photo which displays her nipples on a T-shirt and selling it for $40. 

A closeler look at the picture will reval she's wearing a transparent bra with her boobs there for everyone to see. See closeup photo below:

Check out the INCREDIBLE Body of 50-years-old Actress, Elise Neal

This should be every ladies goal when you getting to 50-year mark. Wow! Just incredible. 

Actress Elise Neal who is to mark 51 birthday on March 14th, 2017 shared the above photo of her recent bikini shoot she's doing to celebrate her next birthday.

Young Nigerian man reportedly shot dead by robbers (Photos)

A young man simply identified as Pascal a.k.a DJ died after he was shot by robbers, this is according to a tribute made by his close friend.

Read his friend post below:

Meek Mill reacts to reports that he robbed Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj was robbed of $200k worth of jewelry at her home last week and some of her fans think her ex, Meek Mill is behind it, Lol!

Read via TMZ below:

LMAO! Oby Ezekwesili is no longer playing with trolls ...

The former Minister is no longer going to take it lightly with any troll who want to get on her nerve. She has started it with one of her troll on twitter. If you do not understand Igbo you might need to ask a friend what 'Anu ofia' means.

Charlyboy: The 2face canceled protest

Read what Charly boy has to say about 2face canceled protest:
The Struggle to overcome Political Insanity, Audacious impunity and Mindless looting in Nigeria took a Negative hit last night not just because Tuface Idibia called off the 6th of February, 2017 Protest; because most of the demons we are Fighting against hijack the Peoples Protest and Anger at the Establishment.

Audu Maikori apologizes for saying 5 students were killed in Southern Kaduna crisis

Chocolate City founder, Audu Maikori, has apologized to the College of Education in Gidan-Waya, Kaduna and the Kaduna State Government, for sending out false information about an attack on the school.

Maikori at the time claimed that six students of the school were killed by Fulani herdsmen, including his driver’s younger brother.

The College of Education released a statement denying the incident and Maikori faced a lot of backlash on social media, with many saying he posted fake pictures.

... And they have come up with what Beyoncé's twins will look like

Fans of the music icon, Beyoncé the birth of her twins following her shock pregnancy announcement last week. But before that happens, an age-progression expert has given fans a sneak peek of what the newest members of the Carter family might look like.

Using a mixture of features from Bey and her husband Jay Z, D'Lynn Waldron created the first image of what the twins could look like.

Photos: Pregnant women expecting twins recreate Beyonce’s now iconic pose

After Beyonce announced she was expecting twins with husband Jay-Z this week, two women also pregnant with twins, recreated her memorable announcement.

Amy, who is 20 weeks pregnant, and her husband Damon are huge Beyonce fans and thought the singer’s stunt was fantastic.

Reps members pick lawyers for $1bn suit against the United States over sex scandal allegation

Three members of the House of Representatives exonerated of sexual misconduct allegations levelled against them by the United States Embassy in Nigeria have picked lawyers to handle their $1billion suit against the US government.

According to Sunday Punch, the lawyers are to file the suit in the US, while the lawmakers will continue to communicate with them through electronic means from Nigeria, since they are barred for now from entering the US.

'Yes, sex is food' - Nollywood Actress tells married Nigerian women

Nollywood actress, Nkechi Emmanuel popularly known as Nurse Titi in the TV Series ‘Clinic Matters’ has advised married Nigerian women to see sex as food if they don’t want their husbands to look elsewhere for it.

According to Vanguard, Nkechi said in a broadcast:

Enough is Enough group says Protest will still hold without Tuface

Part of the planned February 6th protest organizers, the Enough is Enough group, have announced that the protest is still going to hold with or without singer, 2face Idibia.

WATCH VIDEO: 2face Idibia announces cancellation of planned protest

Nigerian singer Innocent Idibia 2baba, has announced the cancellation of the nationwide protest scheduled for Monday, February 6th.

In a statement released, the musician said;