Wednesday 1 March 2017

Barcelona 6 Sporting Gijon 1: MSN on target as hosts cruise pass Rojiblancos

Luis Enrique's side have now won their last five Liga home games in a row with Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar all on target

Barcelona maintained momentum in the title race in La Liga, hammering Sporting Gijon 6-1 at Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Playing a couple of hours before Real Madrid took on Las Palmas, Luis Enrique's side proved far too strong against his hometown club to move top of the standings, at least momentarily.

BREAKING! Luis Enrique confirms Barcelona departure

The manager said in a post-match news conference he will not return next season due to the "need to rest" following his third season with the club

Luis Enrique has announced he will step down as Barcelona head coach at the end of this season.

The 46-year-old's contract expires in June and he will not renew, citing the "need for rest".

Guardiola explains why Iheanacho is not playing enough

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has admitted that Kelechi Iheanacho is not playing enough games under him, because he prefers to use one striker in his team.

Iheanacho could be in line for a recall for the FA Cup replay against Huddersfield.

The Super Eagles forward has not played for City since January 15, following the arrival of Gabriel Jesus from Palmeiras.

Why I will never criticize Buhari’s government – Reuben Abati

Ex-Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati, has said that he will never criticize President Muhammadu Buhari no matter the number of policy mistakes the federal government makes under his leadership.

Abati, who said this in Lagos during a chat with the media, maintained that President Buhari had good intentions for Nigeria and sincerely wants to leave good legacies behind him.

He, however, said that running the federal government of Nigeria was filled with difficulties that were amplified by the rising expectations of the people.

“My Husband Is Not Talking To Me Because I Gave A Man Wrong Number”

It started yesterday afternoon when my husband took me to the hospital to pick up my family planning pills with our 2 months old baby. To cut the story short, I went into the midwife’s office alone to pick the pill, ask questions and get answers.

Inside the midwives office was a very young doctor who got involved in all my discussion with the midwife. Along the line, the midwife went out to pick something and at that moment the young doctor asked me for my number, I gave him a wrong number.

Girl dumps boyfriend 2-days after collecting birthday gifts worth N700,000

A young man who chose to remain anonymous narrated how he lost his girlfriend to another guy despite spending N700,000 on her birthday.

According to a mail sent to relationship expert Joro Olumofin, a young man recounted how his girlfriend ran off to Dubai with another guy even after he had spent N700,000 on her birthday.

Man stoned to death after wife caught him defiling their 11-year-old daughter's death body (Photos)

A 48-year-old man was stoned to death by his family members after he was found defiling the body of his daughter at his home in Kuresoi North, Kenya.

According to Nairobi News, prior to the incident the man and his family members were making burial arrangements of the 11-year-old girl, who died of a heart condition.

Confirming the incident, the area chief, Kuria Mburu said;

Charly Boy shows off his 97-year-old mom

Charly Boy aka Area fada took to his Instagram to share this cute photo with his mom. He wrote;
"My 97yr old mum. It doesn't matter how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich. Thank you mum."

Photos: Unclad female clown covered in white paint spotted strolling in Worcester

Neighbours have been left baffled by the eye-popping sighting of a female clown strolling around naked in broad daylight.

The mystery woman was spotted walking by a riverside wearing a red nose and painted head-to-toe in white paint.

So Amazing! Mother and Son Chemistry that match that of Couples (Photos)

The chemistry between this two, though! It just goes show, moms are always our first love. Lloyd Barker shared these beautiful photos with his mother who can pass for his girlfriend or wife.

He wrote;

Girl called out on Facebook for infecting man with HIV, shares test result after agreeing to have the virus via Chat (See Chats/Results)

A Port Harcourt girl whose photos have gone viral over claims of being HIV+ has released photos and a video evidence to prove she is negative.

Facebook user,  Kelvin Peters is claiming that a young lady identified as Ogbuka Gloria Ada, infected his friend with Aids. 

He posted photos of her and wrote;

Dakore Egbuson-Akande stuns in Ankara inspired outfit (Photos)

Nollywood actress and mother of two shared these beautiful photos from a movie set. The Bayelsa born actress rock Ankara inspired outfit with a beautiful accessories to go with it.

More photos after the cut:

Photos: Biafra Jews stage protest as court dismisses 6 counts against Nnamdi Kanu

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A large crowd of a group of Biafran activists who dressed as Jews as well as supporters of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) have staged a protest outside the premises of Federal High Court Abuja calling for the release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu who is standing trial for treason just as the court struck  out 6 counts charge out of 11 brought against him earlier today in Abuja.

Man wins N530,000 in court against MTN for unauthorized callertunez deduction

The Federal High Court in Ibadan on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 has awarded N530,000 to one Oluwole Aluko for unauthorised deduction from his lines by MTN Nigeria.

Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel who passed the judgement, held that MTN had found itself guilty by not challenging the suit.

Nigerian Musician Send To Prison Over His Newly Released Song

A popular Kano-based singer, Sadiq Zazzabi, has on Wednesday, remanded in prison by a court over his newly-released song.

According to Premium Times, the singer was arraigned before the censorship court in Kano for allegedly violating the state’s censorship board law which requires that a songs or movies should pass a censorship screening before it is released.

NOA, Big Brother Naija and the National Hypocrisy Commission

The other day, the Director General, National Orientation Agency, Dr. Garba Abari, speaking, said: “A significant percentage of our younger ones will not even remember that Nigeria is the original name of our country” as he pushed for Nigerians to stop calling the country Naija.

I engaged Mr. Olateju Oyelakin, the ace comedian popularly known as Teju Baby Face, just before his interview with Garba, two weeks ago in Lagos. I wanted him to take up the DG on why the NOA acts like it is set up to propagate agendas in the interest of the party in power instead of a national agenda that defies the interests of whoever is president per time or whatever party is at the centre.

Wilfred Ndidi Wins 2016 Belgian Goal Of The Year Award

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been presented with the  2016 Belgian Goal of the Year award, organised by the Belgian FA and the Sport Foot magazine.

The Nigeria international whose strike for KRC Genk against Club Brugge in the First Division A playoffs on 20th April 2016, was voted the best goal in Belgium for 2016.

Mikel reportedly withdraws from Super Eagles friendlies in London

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, has reportedly pulled out of the team’s friendly matches against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London later this month.

Mikel Obi requested to be excused from the games to enable him settle down with his new Chinese Super League club, Tianjin TEDA.

How 3-year-old girl was abducted in Lagos, sold to 3 different buyers

A three-year-old girl kidnapped by her mother’s apprentice, identified as Grace John, two months ago, was found in Abia State.

Grace allegedly kidnapped the child five days after she resumed as the sales girl to the girl’s mother at their Alagbado shop in Lagos State.

It was reported that the little girl, had been sold to three different buyers in the Eastern part of the country for prices ranging from N500,000 to N600,000.

Court Dismisses Six Charges Against Nnamdi Kanu

Binta Nyako, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, has dismissed six of the 11 charges brought against Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), by the federal government.

The charges dismissed bordered on “ownership of unlawful society, illegal importation of radio transmitters and researching on how to make improvised explosive devices”.

A magistrate court in Abuja had thrown out similar charges in 2015.

Biography of the New Chief Justic of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Nigerian Senate on Wednesday confirmed Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. This is following the retirement of Justice Mahmud Mohammed at the attainment of the mandatory 70 years’ retirement age.

Onnoghen is remarkably the first southerner to be CJN since 1987 when Ayo Irikefe retired.

Beyond the regional fact, however, TheCable presents interesting highlights of his career: ranging from his pronouncements on culture and tradition to politics.

#Xenophobic attacks: Senate names delegation to South Africa

The Senate has named members of its delegation to South Africa to investigate the ongoing xenophobic attacks in the country.

President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, made the announcement during the plenary on Wednesday.

FIFA banned Amos Adamu for two years

FIFA Ethics Committee has banned former Nigerian sports administrator, Amos Adamu, for two years.

The committee has been investigating alleged breaches of its code of ethics by Adamu since March 2015.

It recommended a two-year ban and a fine in December.

Austria Police arrests two Nigerians over forced prostitution

Austrian police have arrested two Nigerians on suspicion of forcing young women into prostitution, in part through voodoo rites.

Police spokesman Johann Baumschlager said in Vienna that the two Nigerians, a man and woman are accused of being part of a criminal organization, human trafficking and engaging in the international prostitution trade.

Amina Mohammed outline agenda at UN

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has said her responsibility at the global body will be to focus primarily on helping the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, to reposition sustainable development at the heart of the organization.

Mohammed, who made the remarks during her first official press briefing at the UN Headquarters in New York, said while sustainable development was not an end in itself, it is the best way to achieve universal peace.

Joe Hart has no future at Manchester City - Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has hinted that Joe Hart’s career at the club is over.

Hart left the club last summer on a one-year loan deal to Serie A outfit, Torino.

Guardiola brought in Claudio Bravo to replace the England stopper, but a series of inconsistent performances has seen Willy Caballero feature more.

Nigeria has no business with China if Aba is developed - Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has commended the economic drive of Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu in the buy Made-in-Nigeria goods campaigns, saying that Nigeria had no business with China if Aba was generally developed.

Osinbajo also said Aba was “very strategic and important to the country in terms of manufacturing and production.”

MFM FC striker, Olatubosun's Goal Against Rangers Nominated For CNN Goal of The Week Award (VIDEO)

MFM FC striker, Sikiru Olatubosun thunderous goal against Rangers international has been shortlisted for the CNN Goal of the week Award.

Sikiru's nomination is noteworthy as no goal from the Nigeria Professional Football League has ever been shortlisted for this coveted honour.

Acting Chief Justice Onnoghen appears before senate for confirmation hearing

The senate has commenced a confirmation hearing for Walter Onnoghen, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Bukola Saraki, senate president, had notified legislators of the upper legislative of the hearing on Tuesday.

I'm tired of being sexually harassed by Nigerian female celebrities - Actor Uche Maduagwu laments

Actor, Uche Maduagwu took to his Instagram page to cry out that he is tired of being sexually harassed by most Nigerian female celebrities.

He also reminded us that he is a God fearing man and doesn't sleep around. Read what he wrote after the cut:

My woman must be skilled in the other room than in the Kitchen - Banky W gives 5 major requirements of his wife-to-be

RnB singer, Banky W has listed his requirements in a woman. He also revealed his wife doesn't really need to know how to cook, as long as she is skilled in the bedroom.

Read below his requirement in an interview with Channels:

Abuja authorities arrest 55 prostitutes

Less than one week that Senator Dino Melaye kicked over rising prostitutes on the streets of Abuja, the Social Development Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration has arrested 55 commercial sex workers during an operation recently.

City News gathered that the operation, which was carried out between 1.00a.m. to 5.00a.m. on Thursday, was part of a ministerial directive to relevant agencies in the city management to purge the city of unwholesome activities.

Increase in BRT fares will impoverish us – Lagos residents

Some residents of Ikorodu on Wednesday complained that the reviewed transport fares of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) would further impoverish the citizens of Lagos State.

The residents told explained that the increase in fares was untimely, considering the prevailing economic situation in the country.

They appealed to the Lagos State Government to review the transport fares of the various routes to ease the discomfort being experienced by commuters.

Excessive intake of cold water dangerous – Doctor

A medical consultant, Dr. Osuagwu Magnus, has said constant drinking of cold water has adverse effect on humans’ heart and digestive systems.

Magnus, who works with the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH) in Lafia, Nasarawa State, stated this on Wednesday.

Big Sean and Jhene Aiko for GQ Style

American singers, Big Sean and Jhene Aiko are featured in the Spring 2017 issue of GQ Style. Big Sean and Jhene are currently in a hot romance.

Meet the woman called ‘God’, the Benin’s devil-hunting female pastor

In the Very Holy Church of Jesus Christ of Baname, the 25-year-old founder calls herself God, her business partner is a self-styled Pope and devotees pledge to end the reign of the Devil.

Its charismatic theology and clashes with other religions have caused it to be expelled from Benin’s community of churches, and repeated scandals keep the sect in the public eye.

The latest episode occurred in January, when five followers suffocated to death after they were told to lock themselves inside sealed rooms with burning incense and pray for deliverance.

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway's reacts after she was slam for putting her feet on Oval Office couch

Donald Trump's adviser Kellyanne Conway has reacted after she came under fire for kneeling on an Oval Office sofa while wearing shoes.

Singer Waje goes fierce in new photos

Waje brought her fierce game on for the video shoot of her song, Mountain climb it. The songstress slayed in her short hair and thigh-high heels.

Another photo after the cut:

Oh dear! See Actress Tina Malone's bikini body photo that has got people talking

British actress, Tina Malone showed off the results of her weight loss as she hit the beach in Spain.

The actress who had a gastric band fitted to help her transform her figure stepped out with her size six body on display in a very revealing pink bikini.

Father-of-two bags life imprisonment for raping ‘girlfriend’

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Monday sentenced a 35-year-old man, Tope Odeyemi, to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of rape.

Justice Adekanye Ogunmoye convicted him after finding him guilty of sexually assaulting a 27-year-old woman and inflicting grievous bodily harm on her which led to her admission in a hospital.

EFCC recovers more vehicles, others from ex-Customs boss

Barely six days after 17 “exotic” vehicles were recovered from a Kaduna warehouse belonging to former Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Abdullahi Dikko Inde, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), another set of items including vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles, have been seized.

Wedding guests injured after hotel staircase collapsed as they posed for photos

Some guest at a wedding were rushed to hospital after a staircase collapsed as they posed for celebratory photos.

Newlyweds Andrew Hughes, 29, and Amy-Lenna Bryce, 26, had just tied the knot when the hotel steps came crashing down, injuring at least 15.The wedding party fell at least ten feet, suffering injuries to their legs, heads, and necks.Five were taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries last Saturday.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom split barely one year of dating

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have split after a year of dating. A representative for the couple confirmed the news to Us Weekly on Tuesday.

They said in the statement:

Kim Kardashian rocks heels as she hits the tennis court with North West

Kim Kardashian and Kanye's daughter, North West has her hands full. From taking ballet classes, music, classes and now Tennis. Kim shared this photo of them going for Tennis lessons. Not one to compromise her style, Kim rocked heels as they hit the court.

NBA star, James Harden reveals why he split with Khloe Kardashian

NBA star James Harden has finally revealed why his eight-month romance with Khloe Kardashian ended in February 2016.

In what he now refers to as the 'worst year' of his life, the pro athlete, told Sports Illustrated he was plagued by fitness issues, his team the Houston Rockets were on a losing streak and on top if it all he had to deal with unrelenting attention from the paparazzi because of his famous girlfriend. 

Ex-#BBNaija Housemates, Gifty Reacts To Photos From Alleged Wedding

Ex-Big Brother Naija Housemate, Gifty has reacted to the photos of her alleged wedding to David via her Instagram page, after a facebook user who claimed to be her husband’s cousin shared photographs of her wedding pictures online (Miss It? Read Here)

Policeman dismissed 8-years ago continued work at Lagos command

A former policeman, Adeh Ada, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly parading himself as a cop in the state, eight years after his dismissal.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Ada, who was attached to the Mopol 11 in Calabar, Cross River State, was dismissed sometime in February 2009, for losing his firearm.

Assemblies of God church crisis gets messier despite Supreme Court ruling

Rev. Chidi Okoroafor, Rev. Paul Emeka has maintained that he remains the General Superintendent, GS, of Assemblies of God Church, Nigeria despite the Supreme Court striking out his appeal against his rival.

This came as the GS of the church, Reverend Chidi Okoroafor, said the three-year leadership crisis that engulfed the church should not have been taken to court, but resolved internally.

Minister of Works inaugurates N1.1bn emergency repairs on Abuja-Kaduna Road

Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, on Tuesday in Kaduna inaugurated the N1.1 billion emergency repair project on Abuja-Kaduna Road.

Fashola, who commended the contractor for completing the project on scheduled, said the project was awarded on Jan. 7 with completion period of 50 days.

The minister, represented by Mr Yemi Oguntominiyi, the Director of Highway Construction and Rehabilitation in the ministry, said the emergency repair was necessitated by the planned closure of Abuja Airport.

‘Gifty Is A Cheat and A Liar’ – Husband’s Cousin Releases Wedding Photos of Former #BBNaija Housemate

It seems things are just getting messier for former Big Brother Naija housemate, Gifty Power as a Facebook user has come out to claim that Gifty was indeed married to her cousin.

In a Facebook post that was put up around 2pm, on Tuesday, 28th of February, a Facebook user who claimed to be the cousin of Gifty’s husband came out to disclose the details surrounding her alleged marriage.