Thursday 16 February 2017

Carlo Ancelotti backs under-fire Arsene Wenger to come back strong

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has backed under-fire Arsene Wenger to lead Arsenal out of their slump, despite their “sensational” 5-1 Champions League thrashing in Germany.

Wenger’s 20-year reign as Arsenal coach is under pressure after their mauling at Thiago Alcantara-inspired Bayern.

The Gunners had few answers to the hosts’ second-half display at the Allianz Arena and face an uphill battle for the last 16, second leg tie on March 7.

But Ancelotti believes the Frenchman has the experience to pull Arsenal out of the mire as they stare down the barrel of a seventh last-16 exit in consecutive seasons.

Paul Scholes says Real Madrid’s Kroos would be ‘perfect’ at Man Utd

Paul Scholes believes Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos would be a “perfect” fit in the Manchester United midfield alongside Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera.

Despite being 15 years older than Kroos, Scholes praised the Madrid midfielder as one of his role models during the final stretch of his career.
“I really like Toni Kroos. When I neared the end of my career, I followed him closely and tried to play like Kroos,” Scholes told kicker. “I was a midfielder with an eye for the goal, but Kroos is one of the best midfield masterminds in the world.”

China jails former Supreme court judge for life over corruption charges

A Chinese court on Thursday jailed for life Xi Xiaoming, a former senior judge Supreme People’s Court, after finding him guilty of corruption, state media said.

According to the report, Xi, is the latest official to fall foul of a sweeping crackdown on graft.

A former vice president of the Supreme People’s Court, was put under investigation in 2015.

He was one of the most senior judicial officials ousted by President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign since the downfall of Zhou Yongkang, the former domestic security chief whose brief included law enforcement and courts.

Vitamin D can protect against colds, flu

Taking extra vitamin D can protect against colds, flu and other respiratory infections, said a study Thursday which reopened a debate on the usefulness of over-the-counter supplements.

A review of 25 clinical trials in 14 countries, some with conflicting results, yielded “the first definitive evidence” of a link between vitamin D and flu prevention, researchers claimed in The BMJ medical journal.

The effects were strongest for people with very low levels of the nutrient which is found in some foods and can be synthesised by the body when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet light.

Many people, especially in grey, cloudy climes, do not have enough vitamin D.

Why females prefer colleges, polytechnics – Stakeholders

The desire to acquire tertiary education before marriage had made most females in Borno to prefer enrolling in Polytechnics and Colleges of Education instead of universities, some education stakeholders in the state have observed.

They said on Thursday that Polytechnics and Colleges were more convenient for females because of the shorter years of studies, thereby enabling them to complete their A-Level education before getting married.

Some of them said that it was easier for applicants to secure admissions into such institutions than Universities.

Justin Bieber allegedly headbutted a guy at pre-Grammy party

Singer Justin Bieber has yet again been linked to another crime, this time he has been accused of headbutting a guy at a party.

Read via TMZ

Stop Writing About My Marriage - Tonto Dikeh plead with Uche Maduagwu

Nollywood actress doesn't seem please with the way Uche Maduagwu has been writing about his embattled marriage.

If you recall, Uche once prophesy that Tonto Dikeh's marriage will pack up in 2017. It seems this is no longer funny to Tonto as she have asked him to stop writing about her marriage.

Read what she wrote:

Malaysia arrests 3rd suspect in Kim Jong Nam’s death

Malaysian police have arrested a third suspect in its investigation in the death of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of Kim Jong Un.

The top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), a senior Malaysian police official said on Thursday.

Abdul Mat, the police chief of Selangor state, told newsmen that the suspect, a 26-year-old male Malaysian, was arrested in Ampang city of the state of Selangor.

Tourism Development: Gov. Obaseki Explores Potentials Of Amarho Water-side in Edo State

Gov.Godwin Obaseki of Edo has visited the Amahor waterside to ascertain the tourism potential of two rivers which formed a confluence at Amahor town in Igueben Local Government Area of the state.

During the tour around the water-side, which is located inside a forest reserve, the governor visited a rest house used by colonial masters when they visited the water-side and rain forest.

Safety Alert: Here Are Behaviours To Avoid When Traveling In Some Parts Of Northern Nigeria

Nigeria is like an umbrella sheltering different cultures, religions, traditions, and values. This is why there is a cultural difference between Southern and Northern Nigeria. What is acceptable in the South may be outrightly offensive North. You can describe it as a liberal south and conservative north.

Hence, when you are junketing especially around Northern Nigeria, you should be very conscious of what you do because it may unpleasant to the people. Jumia Travel, the online booking agency identify some of these behaviors. You should not ignore these tips if you find yourself in the North to prevent any unpalatable backlashes. Public display of affection Cuddling, holding hands and other forms public display of affection is nauseating to many in the North. If you are so bent on showing off your romantic prowess, you should wait till you return to the hotel you booked in Kano or Kaduna on Jumia Travel.

Check out Photos of Dino Melaye in his red convertible car

Dino Melaye is one stylish Senator representing Kogi West. He shared these photos on his IG page today. 

See more below:

Former Republican Judge wants Donald Trump's impeachment ASAP

Mark P Painter, a former Republican judge has called for Donald Trump to be hastily impeached because according to him, "each new day is a new nightmare".

The former Ohio Court of Appeals Judge, has offered to help his congressman Representative, Steve Chabot, to draft the articles for Trump's impeachment.In an article he wrote for Cincinnati.com, Painter said that no other past president could have gotten away with the things Trump does.

Aww! Beautiful Photo of Actress Ivie Okujaye's daughter

The Nollywood actress and her husband, Ezie Egbo welcomed their daughter Zinachi, last July. She is such an adorable cutie!

See more photos below:

Osun State | Missing 7-year-old girl found dead with multiple matchet cuts in a bush

A 7-year-old girl, who was declared missing days ago was found dead in a bush in Iree Town, Osun State.

The spokesperson of the Osun Sate Police Command, Mrs Folashade Odoro, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, February 15th, in Osogbo, said the body was discovered near a sawmill by Chief Oluode of Iree and later reported to the police.

#HurtBae: Heartbroken video of a boyfriend explaining why he cheated on his ex-girlfriend

Not sure of who came up with this whole idea (a reality program I guess), but this is really heartbroken to watch. This video of a girl and her ex-boyfriend who cheated on her countless time was posted on Scene twitter page and has been re-tweeted over 124,000 times and has started a #hurtbae trend on twitter. 

The lady is put in a room with her ex-boyfriend so he could explain to her why he cheated on her and treated her badly while they dated. 

Watch the video after the cut:

Naked women are being used to trap motorists in South Africa so they can hijack their vehicles (Photos)

A new hijacking method where bandits use naked women to trap motorist into hijacking their cars on SA roads, has now been revealed.

According to Arrive Alive, a road safety advocacy and awareness group on its Twitter Page. The organisation posted two photos on Twitter warning motorists, to keep an eye off the naked bandits while driving.

Elderly woman 'slaughtered' in her home by armed robbers after recognizing one of them

An elderly woman was slaughtered by some robbers who stormed her home at G.G Dake in Kaduna state two days ago. According to Rariya, one of the robbers slaughtered her like a ram after she recognized him.

Man caught in-between two relationship allegedly threatens to commit suicide after his GF and American wife engineered his deportation

According to twitter user, Sallie Mae, his sister's ex-boyfriend has threatened to commit suicide after she planned with his American wife for him to be deported. 

The man allegedly dated the lady for 5 years but got married to a white woman in order to get a green card. When the lady found out, she contacted his wife who was already pregnant and together, they planned his deportation. 

'I went to Balogun market and it was wonderful' - Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr shares his experience in Lagos

Franco-German Technical adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has revealed his excitement during his visit to the popular Balogun market in Lagos.

Rohr resides officially in Abuja and mostly travels to Uyo for Nigeria's games hence he's hardly in Lagos that's why he was very happy when he finally spent time in one of Nigeria's commercial hub.

PDP Nominates Two of His Party Governor To Visit Buhari In London, Guess who?

In what may be a nomination, the youth wing of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP called the PDP Youth Frontier has demanded that Governor Nyesom Wike and Ayodele Fayose should visit President Muhammad Buhari in London.

The group on it twitter handle lamented that visiting the President Muhammad Buhari who is on a medical vacation in London was not the exclusive right of the All Progressive Congress members only.

#BBNaija: Banky W's reacts to Gifty's comments about him during her diary session

After the visit, when asked during her Diary session what she thinks about Banky's visit, housemate Gifty says she doesn't know him, he sounds proud and is fake! 

Check out Banky's reactions about it.

So hot! JLo Flaunts Her Banging Derriere In New Photo

Age defying singer wowed in this Valentine's day photo shared on social media as she put her tiny waist and bootylicious to display.

A year ago, doctors gave my mom 10 days to live, here she is today - Twitter user shares her testimony

Nigerian-born Twitter user based in Shreveport, the third-largest city in Louisiana shared the story today on twitter about how is mom survived after doctor wrote her off.

North Korean Leader Spotted In Public For The First Time Since His Half-brother's Assassination

This is the first picture of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un since his half-brother was assassinated. The dictator was attending a birthday celebration for the state's late leader Kim Jong-Il in Pyongyang - the second-most important holiday of the year. 

But most of those present at the event are unaware that Jong-Il's exiled son Kim Jong-Nam was killed just days ago in what appears to have been a carefully planned assassination. 

Funke Akindele reacts to Gifty's claim that she doesn't know Falz & Banky W

Jenifa actress Funke Akindele has added her voice to those calling Gifty of Big Brother Naija a fake lady for claiming that she doesn't know Falz and Banky W, after they paid a visit to the Big Brother House this week.

Minister of Sports narrates what actually happened in Bash Ali's assault


Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung has reacted to the claims by the former World Cruiserweight boxing champion, Bash Alli that he was brutalised at the expense of a foreign visitor at the office of Minister.

Reacting to Alli’s allegation yesterday, the Special Assistant on Media to minister, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, described the text message as an unsubstantiated claim with intent to deceive the public.

According to the SA Media: “Ali came to see the Minister and was told to wait at the minister’s waiting room with the 10 people who accompanied him.

Serena Williams Poses Topless In New Photoshoot For Sports Illustrated

American athlete and tennis Champion, Serena Williams dazzled in her new photoshoot for the Sports Illustrated Magazine.

The athlete who began the year on a high note after suffering some major setbacks in 2016 is on the cover of the next issue of the magazine.

Everton boss, Ronald Koeman on Barcelona’s shortlist to replace Luis Enrique

Everton boss, Ronald Koeman, is on Barcelona’s shortlist to replace Luis Enrique as manager.

According to the UK Mirror, Enrique is set to lose his job at the end of this season, after they were hammered 4-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Enrique was restrained from clashing with a reporter after the game, but admitted that they were “inferior” to their hosts.

FG gives update on professor who claimed HIV cure discovery

The Federal Government has frowned at the claim by Professor Maduike Ezeibe, who claimed to have discovered a cure for HIV/AIDs.

Ezeibe, a researcher in Veterinary Medicine of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Abia State, claimed the drug, which was produced with “Aluminium Magnesium Silicate” has allegedly cured 10 persons living with HIV.

NFF Targets Top 10 Place For Super Eagles In FIFA World Ranking Before Russia 2018

The Nigeria Football Federation is doing everything possible to ensure that Super Eagles are ranked among the top 10 teams in the FIFA World Ranking before the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, General Secretary of NFF, Sanusi Mohammed has said.

Reacting to the Super Eagles' recent leap to 41st position in FIFA World Ranking, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi said the target was to be number one in Africa and make the top 10 in the world before the 2018 World Cup in Russia

Usain Bolt confirms retirement

The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, has confirmed that he will retire from athletics in August this year.

Bolt says he has achieved everything he dreamt of and has no reason to continue running.

The Jamaican sprinter was speaking on the red carpet at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco.

Minister of Sport's aide allegedly beats up world boxer Bash Ali to unconsciousness

Former World Cruiserweight boxing champion, Bash Ali, has accused Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung of assault and threat to his life.

The accusation, office of the minister swiftly, saying Ali is seeking attention.

Ali had in a text message to Guardian Newspaper alleged that the minister lured him to his office to conclude plans with officials of the Bank of Industry (BOI) on his pet project, the Guinness Book of World Record boxing bout to be staged in Nigeria.

‘President Buhari needs our prayers to come back’

The Chairman, Ulama Council of the Jama’atu Izalatil Bi’dah Wa’Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), Zamfara chapter, Sheikh Abdullahi Dalla-Dalla, has called on Nigerians to continue to pray for the health of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Dalla-Dalla, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau on Thursday said, “Nigerians, irrespective of differences should pray to the Almighty Allah to grant President Muhammadu Buhari good health.

Female Student Dies During Marathon S*x on #Valentine’s Day

A 26-year-old man has confessed to the Police that his undergraduate girlfriend died on Valentine’s Day during what he termed “rough s*x.”

In his confessional statement to Police, he claimed that he and his girlfriend spent the night drinking before having “rough s*x” and falling asleep.

The Mirror reports that some of the man’s ex-girlfriends however informed Police that he liked to vigorously insert objects into his partners during s*x.

Federal Executive Council approves N126bn for 12 road projects

The federal executive council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the award of N126 billion for the construction of 12 road projects.

Babatunde Fashola, the minister of power, works and housing, made this known while briefing state house correspondents after the FEC meeting.

Acting-President says Adams Oshiomole is a man whose words you can rely on

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and Ekiti State governor Wednesday night prayed for a brighter future for former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole and the outgoing Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko.

The prayers were offered at a Valedictory ceremony/Dinner organised by the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF in honour of Oshiolemole and Mimiko who would exit office next week after two terms at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Making his remarks, the Acting President thanked NGF for the event and also eulogised both leaders.

He said: “All of us are extremely proud of your achievements.

RRS arrest 18-year-old serial phone thief who has been to prison 7 times (Photo)

An 18-year old serial phone thief in Oshodi has been arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command.

The suspect, Sadeeq Wasiu, who had been imprisoned seven times, was re-arrested in Oshodi on Tuesday after several months of being on the operatives’ wanted list.

Wasiu, alias “Omo Eiye”, as he is popularly called in Oshodi was arrested at Oshodi Under Bridge while trying to escape after snatching an Infinix Note 3 from an undergraduate.

Miraculous! 44-year-old Nigerian woman delivers baby boy after 9 years of childlessness (Photos)

A Nigerian woman, Mrs Ohiwe-ei Unuigbe, based in South Africa has welcomed her first child with husband after 9 years of marriage and childlessness.

Mrs Unigbe got married when she was 35 years old and her husband, 39. This was also after her parents made her reject a former suitor, a medical doctor who financially saw her through university because he was an 'osu' (outcast).

Corp member serving in Edo State brags about getting oral sex from female underage student (Photos)

A corp member named Gbadamosi Mayowa and serving in an Edo state secondary school has sparked outrage after he shared this disgusting photo of himself and one of his underage students and bragged about getting oral sex from her.

The controversial post drew lots of discussion and people came for him. See some reactions below:

Tonto Dikeh estranged husband's 'PA', Rosaline Meurer buys herself a Land Cruiser (Photos)

Rosaline Meurer took to her Instagram to show off her birthday gift to herself and also reveal THAT her life savings went down just for the car.

She shared photos of the new Landcruiser SUV and wrote:

OMG! Moments woman gave birth to her baby standing on her own! (Disturbing Video)

This video of a woman who practically gave birth to her baby on her own while standing has been trending.

See another photo and watch the video after the cut:

#Wharrisdis😧! Whose sister is this, biko!

Like seriously, she is even smiling!

Aww! Watch video of JohnPaul Nwadike cutting his twin boys umbilical cords as his wife puts to bed

Actor Johnpaul Nwadike and his wife have welcomed a set of twin boys in the US on Monday.

The actor who has been married for 4 years actively participated in the delivery of his kids as he personally cut their umbilical cords.

He wrote;

Ik Ogbonna advises ladies on wasting their time in unprofitable relationships

Nollywood actor, Ik Ogbonna write this piece on his social media page to advice ladies on way to go in a relationship.

He said:

So sad! Two NYSC members die, others injured in terrible accident (Photos)

Two 2016 Batch B Stream 2 members of the National Youth Service Corps have lost their lives along Taraba Benue road as they were returning home from the 21 days orientation camp.

Benue State Governor, Ortom sacks four commissioners

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday sacked four of his commissioners and a special adviser.

This was contained in the statement issued by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Mr. Tahav Argezua.

Argezua, in the statement, said the governor also announced the appointment of Prof. Anthony Ijohor, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, as the Secretary to the Benue State Government.

‘Ojukwu would have joined APC’ - Chief Ralph Okeke

A governorship aspirant in Anambra state on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Ralph Okeke on Wednesday said the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu would have joined the APC should he be alive today.

He said Ojukwu would have done that for national integration.

He said, “Most importantly, it is a shame that Anambra state is still governed by a party that exists only in one state. I know for sure that if Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu were alive today, he would have joined APC for national integration.

I’m Grateful To Nigerians For Wishing Me Good Health” – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, in a tweet, this evening said he is grateful to Nigerians for wishing him good health. 

He also thanked the senate leaders for paying him a visit to London.  He tweeted:

Workers Kick Against BRT, LAGBUS Fare Hike

Workers of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday rejected the increment in transport fare of Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) and LAGBUS buses approved by the Lagos State government.

The orgainsed labour unions described the act as being wicked to workers as there was no corresponding increase in salary, not minding the present biting recession in the country. The TUC, therefore, called on the governor to “correct his mistake by withdrawing the approval immediately.”

The Lagos State TUC Chairman, Francis Ogunremi, said the increment has come at no good time for the state because the country is presently faced with so much hardship that people are striving to survive.

NCC bans SIM card registrations in open places

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has banned the registration SIM cards in open and “uncontrolled environment”.

Head of Enforcement Unit at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Salisu Abdu disclosed this on Wednesday while speaking with journalists in Abuja

Abdu said this after three persons registering SIM cards were arrested.