Wednesday 15 February 2017

Real Madrid 3 Napoli 1: Zidane's men bounce back to stun visitors

The European champions got off to a bad start at the Santiago Bernabeu, but responded well with goals from Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Casemiro

Real Madrid came from behind to seize control of their Champions League last-16 tie with Napoli with a 3-1 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Goals from Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Casemiro gave the holders an important advantage to take back to Italy after Lorenzo Insigne's sensational opening goal had put Napoli ahead.

Zinedine Zidane had urged his side to keep a clean sheet to give them the best possible chance of going through, but those hopes were dashed after only eight minutes when Insigne embarrassed goalkeeper Keylor Navas with a stunning first-time effort from distance.

Arsenal breaks embarrassing record after Bayern 5-1 trashing

Arsenal has become the first English team to concede 200 goals in the Champions League as they crumbled to a 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Bayern Munich 5 Arsenal 1: Brilliant Bayern run riot on sloppy Gunners

Bayern Munich effectively guaranteed themselves a place in the Champions League quarter-finals and left Arsenal facing the prospect of another early exit from the knockout stages of European competition after the Bundesliga title-holders romped to a second 5-1 thrashing in successive seasons over the Gunners at Allianz Arena on Wednesday.

Carlo Ancelotti's hosts led through Arjen Robben's early goal, before Alexis Sanchez levelled for an Arsenal side that improved markedly as the first half progressed.

It was a different, sorry story for the visitors after the break, as a Thiago Alcantara brace, Robert Lewandowski's header and Thomas Muller's late strike earned Bayern a commanding lead going into the second leg at Emirates Stadium next month, although they will be without Philipp Lahm after the captain was booked late in the second half.

#EdoDecides: Tribunal Releases Results Of Recounted Ballot Papers

The Edo State Election Petitions Tribunal has released results of the recounted ballot papers used for the September 28 governorship election.

In its ruling on February 9, 2017, the three-man tribunal headed by Justice Ahmed Badamasi granted the prayers of the People’s Democratic Party and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu by ordering the recount of ballot papers in Egor, Akoko-Edo, Etsako West and Etsako East local government areas.

The APC won in all the four local government areas where the ballot papers were recounted.

Russian model under fire for dangerous photoshoot on one of the world's tallest buildings

A gorgeous glamour model has been criticized after posing for a death-devil photo shoot near the top of one of the world's tallest skyscrapers.

Victoria Odintsova, 23 was only by the hand of a male assistant from the 1,004-foot tall Cayan Tower in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.Odintsova - who has more than three million followers on social media, admitted that she was a bit nervous."

Breaking! President Buhari Receives Senate President Saraki And Dogara In London

President Buhari who is currently on vacation in London this evening received the senate President Dr. Saraki and the speaker house of representatives, Hon Dogara at his official residence in London.

Earlier today it was reported that Saraki and the speaker house of representatives were on their way to London to check up on the president.

Dollar Republic of Nigeria and Babachir Lawal - Japheth Omojuwa

Popular Nigerian blogger, political commentator and social media expert, Japheth Omojuwa, has written an interesting piece on the recent happenings in the polity. 

Read below:

Why President Buhari's Driver Deserves a Reward - Hajj Commission Boss, Abdullahi

Speaking on Tuesday during a presentation at the federal capital, Abuja, Abdullahi Muhammad, the executive chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), said that  President Muhammadu Buhari’s driver, Saidu Afaka, who returned lost items during the 2016 hajj in Saudi Arabia, will be rewarded for his honesty.

While presenting the lost items to Shehu Barwa, the executive secretary, Niger Pilgrims Welfare Board, Muhammad said Afaka found and returned to the commission, a bag containing $400, N60,370, 149 Saudi Riyals and a cell phone belonging to Adamu Umar, a Niger state pilgrim.

Senate President Saraki Lands in London to Visit President Buhari

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has landed in London and is scheduled to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in London on Wednesday. He is to be joined by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara who is still on his way to London.

According to a report by TheCable, other members of the legislature including Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker, and Ahmed Lawan, senate leader are expected in London to visit the President.

DRAMA! Moments Siblings Gang Up to Beat Their Elder Brother to a Pulp in Broad Daylight

Two siblings have been docked at an Apapa Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday on a two-count of conspiracy and assault.

The broters were docked for allegedly beating their elder brother to a pulp in broad daylight.

According to Punch Metro, the accused, Adetola Sobowale, 36, and Adeleye Sobowole, 29, both residents of Jakande Housing Estate, Isolo, Lagos, allegedly committed the offences on January 24 at No. 19, Rhoda Crescent, Apapa.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Tony Elibeh, told the court that the accused allegedly conspired and assaulted their elder brother, Adetoyese Sobowale.

Daddy Freeze consoles Tonto Dikeh over her marriage crisis

Controversial Media Personality, Daddy Freeze has weighed into the marriage saga of Nollywood Actress, Tonto Dikeh. As the news of the celebrity marriage break-up contined to make rounds on social media, Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly known as Daddy Freeze, took to his Instagram and wrote some encouragement and comforting words to Tonto Dikeh.  

Read below;

Photos: Former Taraba Governor Who Survived Plane Crash Celebrates #Valentine With Wife

Pictured is former governor of Taraba state, Danbaba Suntai, with his wife Hauwa celebrating the Valentine's Day at the hospital yesterday.

The former governor who was involved in a plane crash while in office was all smiles as his caring wife joined him to mark the special day.

Banker Uses Fake Bank Alert SMS to Swindle Customer N250,000 in Lagos

A banker with one of the new generation banks has been arrested and charged to court for defrauding N250,000 from a customer using forged bank alert text message. The banker identified as Christopher Ademola, 49, was on Wednesday arraigned at a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The accused is being tried on a four-count charge bordering on fraud, forgery, theft and impersonation.

The Prosecutor, ASP. Richard Odigie, said the accused committed the offences on Jan. 21 at about 10:00 a.m. at Okesuna Street on Lagos Island.

Popular Church Bishop Claims She Died, Went to Heaven and Came Back to Life Again (Photos)

A renowned church Bishop is claiming she has gone to heaven after dying here on earth and returned back to life again after some time. 

Bishop Susan Ziki Dube, a Zimbabwean church leader has claimed she died and went to heaven and has been allowed back to Earth to spread the word of God and perform miracles.

The leader of an apostolic church in Africa has described the moment she died on a hospital bed and her soul travelled up to the holy gates and entered a place called the Third Heaven.

Bishop Susan Ziki Dube, founder of the Holy Baptist Apostolic Church of Christ in Africa, said her spirit was welcomed into heaven but then she was sent back to spread the word of Christ and help those in need.

She's Done! Tonto Dikeh Deletes Every Trace of Her Husband's Photos on Her Instagram Page

The fight between Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh and her estranged husband Olakunle Churchill has gotten more intense and dirty as the actress has reportedly deleted all traces of her husband's photos on her Instagram page. 

My Wife is Demonic ... Forces Me to Give Her 'Blow Job' During Her Menstrual Period - Man Laments In Court

A man who is obviously tired of his marriage over what he described as demonic sexual intercourse, has approached a court for the dissolution of his 12-year-old marriage to his wife in Lagos. 

One Idongesit Etuk, on Tuesday sought the dissolution of his 12-year-old marriage at a Customary Court in Agege, Lagos State.

Etuk accused his wife, Blessing, of being demonic.

According to him, his 40-year-old wife prefers him to ‘give her a head’ only when she is on her menstruation.

SHOCKING! Three Persons Confirmed Dead After Drinking Palm Wine Mixed with Concoction in Ondo State

Three people have dropped dead after they reportedly drank palm wine mixed with a concoction at Ilepa Quarters in Ikare Akoko, the headquarters of the Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday.

The victims were said to have taken the palm wine in the house of a friend of theirs, identified as Azeez who allegedly prepared the drink while celebrating his birthday, reports Punch.

A source narrated that the palm wine allegedly contained some substances called gegemu and maladol. The substances were reportedly mixed with the palm wine in order to intoxicate the consumers.

Dutch Company Invents First Commercial Flying Car (Photos)

Dutch company PAL-V International B.V. has officially launched sales for its two commercial models of flying cars this week, promising deliveries of the road and air certificated models by the end of 2018.
"After years of hard work, beating the technical and qualification challenges, our team succeeded in creating an innovative flying car that complies with existing safety standards, determined by regulatory bodies around the world," announced PAL-V CEO, Robert Dingemanse.

Meet Kevin Olusola, the Nigerian-American artist who has won three Grammy

At the 2017 Grammy Awards, American a cappella band Pentatonix and Dolly Parton won the Best County duo/group performance for their spin on the classic song ‘Jolene’.

What most people might not know is the group has a 28-year-old Nigerian member named Kevin Olusola who is the beatboxer for the group and also a rapper, record producer and singer.

Kevin’s father is Nigerian psychiatrist Oluwole Olusola and his mother is Grenadian-born Curline Paul. He is a master of the cello, saxophone and piano.

Super Eagles Star, William Troost Ekong Bags Mouth Watering Deal

Super Eagles Defender William Troost Ekong has signed a deal with global sports brand, Nike.

The 23-year-old defender took to his social media account to share a picture of himself signing the deal alongside a caption which read: ‘Happy to have signed a new contract with Nike’

“Women don’t love poor men” – Baba Suwe

Not much has been heard or seen from the comic actor since his face-off with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), over allegation of drug smuggling.

Putting the saga behind him, Baba who lost his wife, Monsurat Omidina aka Omoladun Kenkelewu, some years back has disclosed his plan to re-marry.

In a chat with Sunday Scoop, Baba Suwe expressed his pain over the loss of his heartthrob.

Bello Sani, An House Of Reps Member Is Dead

The House of Representatives on Wednesday lost one of its member, Hon Bello Mashi Sani, (APC), representing Mashi/Dvisi federal constituency of Katsina state.

Announcing the death, the Speaker of the House, Hon Yakubu Dogara in a statement described the late Sani as humane, principled and a cosmopolitan who interacted freely with all members.
“With great sadness, I receive the news of the death of Hon. Bello Sani, who represented Mashi/Dvisi federal constituency of Katsina state,” Dogara said in a statement.

Aww! Kenyan couple who wedded in t-shirts in tears during lavish 3.5million wedding (Photos)

Remember the Kenyan couple that spent only KSh 100 (that's equivalent to $1 or N500) for their wedding? Well, they have finally had a dream, lavish ceremony yesterday February 14, Valentines Day at the Eden Bliss Gardens in Kiambu County.

Here are photos of the moment the couple, 24-year-old Ann Muhonja and husband, 27-year-old Wilson Muturab became overcome with emotion during the wedding and broke down at the altar.

Obasanjo apologises to Nigerian activist, Joe Odumakin over May 2004 manhandling

Nigerian activist, Dr Joel Odumakin was manhandled by security operatives during the May 19, 2004 protest. She has announced that former President Obasanjo apologized to her when they met at an event in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Joel Odumakin wrote on her Instagram:

Photo: Woman kidnapped on at her residence in Asaba, Delta state

Mrs Emmanuel Ukwamedua was kidnapped last Friday, 10th of February, 2017 at her residence at Asaba, Delta state. She is yet to be seen.

It’s God’s will that I become an armed robber - Robbery suspect says

A robbery suspect shocked newsmen and the police when he said he believes it's God’s will that he become an armed robber after he was arrested for robbery barely two months after he left prison for the same crime.

According to Hussein Mohammed, there is nothing that happens without God’s knowledge as he is the one that created good and evil.

The trio of Salawu Nurudeen, Hussein Mohammed and Ogunbiyi Kola a.k.a. Timmy are ex-jailbirds.

Inspiring! Meet 12-year-old Nigerian girl who sells newspaper to pay her school fees (Photo)

This is an inspiring story at the same we can only pray she gets off the street soon before predators lure her to prey on her (God guide her). Continue reading the story below:

Her name is Vicky and she started selling newspapers when she was 9-years-old and now in Junior Secondary, JSS III in WAPI, she makes on the average N500 and N600 proceeds daily from the venture. She even had Cross river state governor, Gov Ayade as one of her customers.

Vicky told Vanguard:
“I also gave the regular (daily) for N50.00 and sports newspaper for N20.00 to those who came here to read and return the paper and still sold the paper to those who wanted to buy.”

Photo: Lesbian couple who met on Twitter and now have a baby goes viral

Twitter user @Tbeanie met her heartthrob on Twitter after heartthrob slid into her DM and dropped a message.

Beanie has gone viral after she celebrated Val yesterday by showing off their cute baby and gushing about her relationship with bae three years later. 

See more pics below:

Thank you for being a supportive wife - Daniel Ademinokan #Valentines message to Stella Damasus raises eyebrows

What's up with actress Stella Damasus and director Daniel Ademinokan? It seems they have secretly tied the knot?

We are saying this because of Daniel's Valentine message to Stella which has some cryptic message.  See the Valentine message after the cut:

Lady at center of Tonto Dikeh marriage saga shows off her #Valentine gift, thanks bae for birthday gift

The Personal Assistant who denied having anything to do with Tonto Dikeh's marriage crash, actress Rosaline Meurer is celebrating her birthday today.

On her Instagram page, she shared pictures to mark her day and gushed about her bae saying he's the best, along with a rose flower he sent her. 

Continue reading below:

It is important to have premarital sex - Nollywood actress, Chinazo Ekezie

Nollywood actress, Chinazo Ekezie, revealed her take on premarital sex in an interview with Star Tracker and said it’s kind of important so as to avoid stories that touch.

Excerpts below:

What is your take on premarital sex? 

You want my pastor to call me on the phone, right? But I will tell you the truth now, growing up, we were always taught that we shouldn’t have sex, we shouldn’t do anything before marriage, but now that I know better, or now that I’m grown and with the kind of experiences that I’ve had, and that of other people, I think it’s kind of important to have premarital sex. 

Flavour steps out with one of his daughters, Sophia

'Ada Ada' crooner shared the beautiful photo as he stepped out with his daughter with Anna Banner.

NYSC members assaulted at airport after their flight was overbooked by Medview (VIDEO)

An NYSC member, Taylor took to his Instagram to share photos and videos of how Security operatives at Medview smashed his phone, and assaulted him and his colleagues after their flight was overbooked.

Read his story after the cut:

See late Eric Arubayi with his lovely wife & son (Photos)

Gospel artiste and 3rd runner up of West African Idol 1, Eric Arubayi, died yesterday at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital after a brief illness.

He's pictured above with his wife, Chinonso Arubayi and son. Eric Arubayi had just celebrated his 3rd wedding anniversary last two months, Dec. 28th 2016. 

Davido, baby mama and daughter spends Valentine's day together (Photos)

Award-winning singer, Davido took some time off and spent Valentine's day with his daughter Imade, and baby mama, Sophia Momodu.

More photos after the cut:

Popular Jeweler, Malivelihood gifts his girlfriend Deola Smart a $1.5m mansion for Valentine

Michael Awujoola popular known as Malivelihood just got his girlfriend, Deola Smart a mansion reportedly worth $1.5m as her Valentine’s Day gift!

He took to Snapchat to announce the “little gift”.

Maleke urge young talented artistes to rap in Edo languages

The Chairman, Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) in Edo, Maleke Idowu, has advised young talented artists in the state to promote indigenous languages in their arts.

The comedian cum singer, gave the advice in an interview with NAN on Tuesday in Benin.

Maleke said that one way the artists could do this was to rap in their mother tongue.

Moments Hungry Lion Mauled Woman While On Safari With Her Boyfriend (Graphic Photos)

A woman has been hospitalised after being mauled by a lion while on safari with her boyfriend. The woman, Ngoni Hera was posing for pictures alongside her partner when the big cat pounced and mauled her right hip. 

The 36-year-old was rushed to hospital with deep flesh wounds after the visit to the Eco Game Park in Headlands, in the Province of Manicaland, Eastern Zimbabwe.

Governor Fayose says FG withholding Ekiti allocations to frustrate projects

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Federal Government of directing the Federal Ministry of Finance to withhold the January Federal Allocation and the Budget Support Fund due to Ekiti State.

The Federal Government, the governor argued, did this because of his criticisms of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration

He also accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of embarking on a witch-hunt of the contractors handling the state’s projects in order to frustrate his government and prepare the ground for the All Progressives Congress’ return.

I poisoned my twin daughter for being ‘witches’ - Calabar man confesses

A 33-year-old man, Festus Anyanime, has regretted killing his twin daughters because they allegedly confessed to be witches.

Anyanime, a taxi driver from Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State, said he killed his 11-year-old twin daughters, identified as Emediong and Mfoniso, with poisoned malt drink on January 10, 2017.

He was paraded alongside other criminals at the Cross River State Police Command in Calabar on Tuesday.

Atletico Madrid forward, Griezmann reveals doubts about move to England

Atletico Madrid forward, Antoine Griezmann, has admitted that he has “doubts” about moving to England.

The France international has been linked with a move to Manchester United this summer, but the player says the weather and media could prevent him from making a switch to the Premier League in future.

Gernot Rohr: Super Eagles could have won AFCON 2017

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has said that the team could have won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon if they qualified.

Cameroon emerged champions at the tournament, after defeating Egypt in the final played in Libreville, but Rohr feels Nigeria has what it takes to have clinched gold.

Amaechi is a lucifer, psychiatric patient – Wike reacts to APC meeting with Osinbajo

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has berated the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state for organizing another stakeholder meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, a day after the town hall meeting held at Government House.

Governor Wike expressed his displeasure while receiving leaders of the APC from Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local government area led by Chief Ofili Enebeli, who were defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The Governor said the meeting which was organized by the leaders of the APC in the state was ill-conceived and aimed at further straining the peace in the state.

Why I signed for Coventry City – Yakubu Aiyegbeni

Former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has said that he sees “great qualities” in his Coventry City team-mates and that is why he joined the League One club.

Aiyegbeni has signed a deal with the Sky Blues until the end of the season.

Coventry are currently bottom of the third-tier division, but the 34-year-old is confident they can beat the drop.

Edo State tops list of 162 returnees from Libya

No fewer than 162 Nigerians have again been brought back by the Federal Government from Libya.

The returnees are among Nigerians stranded in the country.

They were brought into the country on Tuesday through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

Trump's daughter, Ivanka sparks controversy on social media by sitting on president's seat

Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump has thrown the social media into frenzy after posting a photo of herself seated at the Oval Office desk while her father, President Trump, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, stood on either side of her.

The first daughter posted the picture on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook with the message, "A great discussion with two world leaders about the importance of women having a seat at the table!"

Nigerians are suffering under Buhari – FHRACC

A group known as the Foundation for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade, FHRACC, has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to wake up and face the reality of governance.

The group noted that the hardship being experienced by Nigerians under the current government led by President Muhammadu Buhari was becoming unbearable.

FHRACC slammed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Lawal Babachir for hailing those who staged pro-government protest on Tuesday.

The group said Lawal’s comment was a clear indication that the federal government was till playing politics with national issues.

See WHY senate attacked Lai Mohammed during Budget defence

The Senate, on Tuesday, berated the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed over the poor revenue generated by his ministry in 2016.

Speaking during a budget defence session at the national Assembly, the Chairman of the senate committee on Culture and Tourism, Mathew Urhoghide, also queried Mohammed over alleged misappropriation of funds under his leadership.

Urhoghide described as unfortunate the report that the ministry presented only N620,000 as total revenue generated in 2016.

White House confirms Trump's call to Buhari

After numerous speculations and rumours on whether President Trump truly spoke with President Buhari, the White House has confirmed that the telephone conversation held.

This was made known by Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary while briefing Journalists on activities of the President in the past week till today.

Olusegun Obasanjo reveals the saddest day of his life

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday talked about the saddest day of his life.

Obasanjo spoke while leading morning devotion to mark Valentine’s Day at his Presidential Hilltop residence in Abeokuta, Ogun state.