Tuesday 7 March 2017

Napoli 1 Real Madrid 3: Sergio Ramos double sends Merengue into quarters

The central defender was once more Madrid's matchwinner at San Paolo as he headed home twice to overturn Dries Mertens' early goal

Sergio Ramos once again rose to the occasion as the centre-back's double saw Real Madrid come from behind to win 3-1 at Napoli and secure progression to the Champions League quarter-finals with a 6-2 aggregate triumph.

This certainly should be the end for Arsene Wenger

There can be no excuses after such a dismal, disheartening and pathetic second half performance from Arsenal as they were thrashed 5-1 on the night and 10-2 on aggregate.

A match against Bayern Munich presented Arsene Wenger and his side with an opportunity to salvage some pride, but instead turned into a repeat of the first leg result. Ten goals conceded in 180 minutes and seven consecutive seasons of failing to get past the last-16 in Europe’s elite competition confirms the Gunners’ mediocrity while providing further evidence of the gap between Bayern and Arsenal.

Fire outbreak destroys property worth millions of naira in Edo

Fire on Tuesday razed a storey building in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, destroying several properties worth millions of naira.

It was learnt that the building, located on 83, Forestry road‎ in Benin, the state capital, had rented apartments at the top floor while different business centres and a generator store were accommodated below.

Ciara poses for semi-nude pregnancy shoot

Singer Ciara follows in the footsteps of Beyonce as she glowed in semi-nude pregnancy shoot.

The 31-year-old spoke about family, fame and her need to make the world dance during her interview and photo shoot with Harpers Bazaar magazine.

See the amazing stunning photoshoot of a dying 27-year-old woman

27-year-old Q May Chen of Taipei, Taiwan, who was diagnosed with a terminal illness decided to achieve one of her lifelong dreams, to have a beautiful wedding shoot, solo.

Chen told Cosmopolitan.com that she’s loved dressing up, taking photos and feeling beautiful ever since she was a child.

See more photos after the cut:

Arsenal set another embarrassing Champions League record after Bayern 2nd leg thrashing

Arsenal endured another European evening to forget as they set an unwanted club record in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 encounter with Bayern Munich.

Already trailing the German giants 5-1, the Gunners entered the contest knowing that they had a continental mountain to climb.

Arsenal 1 Bayern Munich 5: Bayern thrash 10-men Arsenal to qualify for UCL next round

Bayern Munich inflicted another 5-1 defeat on Arsenal in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie to send the Gunners crashing out of Europe 10-2 on aggregate.

Things had started brightly for Arsene Wenger’s side, after a pre-game protest against his tenure, with Theo Walcott opening the scoring inside 20 minutes.

3-persons confirmed dead in a robbery attack at a bank in Ondo state

Three persons have been confirmed dead in a robbery attack that took place at a Skye Bank branch in Ogbagi Akoko, Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State today.

According to eyewitnesses, the robbers who were armed with sophisticated weapons, stormed the bank at about 2pm this afternoon and started shooting. They were engaged in serious gun battle with security operatives stationed at the bank.

Having Sex makes you love your job more

Scientists at Oregon State University have said that having sex will improve your job satisfaction.

They said that sex prevents you from being “a frustrated, pent up ball of rage;” and that having sex at home has been found to better your chances of success in the office.

Unbelievable! 18-year-old man calls police after beheading mother

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An 18-year-old teenager in North Carolina was arrested on Monday after decapitating his mother and then calling police, authorities say. Oliver Funez walked out of the house carrying a butcher’s knife in one hand and his mother’s severed head in the other as police arrived, reports said.

Police said that Funez called police to the house just east of Zebulon, North Carolina around 1pm on Monday. When police arrived, officers said he placed the head on the ground and was arrested.

Hillary Clinton receives 2017 Champion for Girls Award

Today, Hillary Clinton received the 2017 Champion for Girls Award and delivered the keynote speech at the Girls Inc. annual New York Luncheon Celebrating Women of Achievement.  

Dogara Congratulates Osinbajo At 60

Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara has eulogised Nigeria’s acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, for demonstrating exceptional capacity, humility and patriotism in handling the affairs of state.

In a congratulatory message to mark Osinbajo’s 60 years Birthday Anniversary, Dogara commended the acting president for exhibiting abiding faith and commitment to the ideals of democracy and rule of law.

We’ll deliver Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project by December – Osinbajo

Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said that the Federal Government will deliver a fast and efficient rail service system between Lagos and Ibadan within a projected time frame of December 2018.

Osinbajo, who spoke at the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Segment II Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project with Extension to Lagos Port Complex, Apapa, held at the Nigerian Railway Corporation compound, Ebute-metta, recalled that President Buhari, during his visit to China in January 2016, reopened negotiation on the Chinese support for the project under the Lagos-Kano modernization project.

Nigeria Police vow to rescue kidnapped DPO in Delta unhurt

The Delta Police Command has intensified efforts to rescue the Divisional Police Officer, (DPO) in charge of ‘C’ Division, Asaba, who was allegedly kidnapped by gunmen last Sunday along Agbor-Asaba highway.

The spokesperson of the command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Asaba that the police had launched manhunt to rescue the DPO.

Federal Government denies reopening of N-Power portal for new applicants

The Federal Government has denied reports that its has reopened the N-Power portal for new applicants.

The Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to the President, Laolu Akande made this known in disclaimer on Tuesday.

He said the reports circulating especially on the Social Media that new N-Power applications are now being is false and fraudulent.

Photos: See What This Pro-Biafra Supporter Wore To Bank In Enugu Today

A hardcore pro-Biafra supporter is currently trending on Facebook after he wore this attire to Diamond bank located at Agbani road in Enugu state. The young man who was all smiles as he posed for the camera -caused a scene as all eyes were on him due to his unusual outfit

See more photos below:

Photos: Nike to Launch a New Performance Hijab for Muslim Female Athletes

Photo Credits: Nike
Nike is taking a major step towards inclusion for all athletes around the world. After launching its first plus-size sportswear range for women earlier this month, the retailer is getting ready to release the new Pro Hijab designed for Muslim female athletes.

“The AMVCA’s was a night of supporters club” - Charles Novia

Popular filmmaker and critic, Charles Novia has shared his views on the just concluded African Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA). According to him, the event was a night of supporters club.

Read his article below:

Nigerian Military gets new spokesperson

A new Director of Defence Information has been appointed. His name is Major General John Enenche. He replaces Rabe Abubakar, a Brigadier General, who is now Director of Information Management in the Department of Civil Military Affairs, Army Headquarters.

Until his recent appointment as defence spokesperson, Mr. Enenche was Defence Liaison Officer at Defence Headquarters.

Ex-Chocolate City Boss Audu Maikori Collapses at Muson Centre Lagos

Audu Maikori collapsed while taking selfies after moderating a panel at the ongoing WIMBIZ 2017 event hosted by TV mogul Mo Abudu.

Unbelievable! See how this football fan loses his WIFE in ridiculous bet

A fan in Tanzania has incredibly lost his wife in a bet on the Dar es Salaam derby.

Two supporters bet on the match between Simba and Young Africans SC (commonly known as Yanga).

The wager specified that the winner would get to spend the night with the loser’s spouse.

This is why southerners want restructuring and northerners don’t - Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has renewed his call for restructuring, saying he understands why many of those calling for restructuring are from the south, while the bulk of the opposition to it comes from the north.

Speaking at an annual public lecture at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Monday, Abubakar listed fear of losing oil revenues as reasons why some are opposed to it, and lost of trust in the current structure as reasons some are clamouring for it.

Troops ‘destroy 80 illegal refineries’ in Niger Delta creeks

The Nigerian army says it has destroyed 80 illegal refineries in creeks in Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers states.

The raid was conducted through the Operation Delta Safe, spokesperson for the operation, Abubakar Abdullahi, said on Monday.



And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified (Acts 20:32).

Notice the opening verse doesn’t say, “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his judgment…”; or “…to the word of His anger…”; no! It says, “…I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace….” What is grace? It’s God’s loving-kindness, bestowing unconditional blessings and favours, even to the undeserving.

Say What | Woman uses mysterious power to steal bag of rice, beans in Kwara

A 27-year-old woman, identified as Kafayat Abdulsalam, who is said to possess mystical power to steal food, has been reportedly arrested by operatives of Kwara State Police Command.

The suspect was allegedly arrested with stolen bags of rice and beans among other food items she reportedly stole with mysterious powers.

GTbank Founder’s 8-year-old Daughter Sues Bank Over Father’s Shares

A Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned till March 24, 2017, for hearing in the suit filed by Miss Oluwatise Aderinokun, the eight-year-old and last child of the late founder and former Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTB), Olutayo Aderinokun, against the bank and six others over alleged manipulation of her late father’s shares.

Other respondents in the legal battle are GTBank’s Registrar, Datamax Registrar Limited, Kanali Investments Limited, Day Waterman Company Limited, Caribod Investment Limited, Mr. Babatunwa Aderinokun, and Investment One Financial Services Limited.

Kelechi Iheanacho speaks on not playing enough under Guardiola

Manchester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho has said that he is focused on training harder to get back into Pep Guardiola’s plans.

The Nigeria international was again left on the bench, as City defeated Sunderland 2-0 at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.

So China zoo actually disguised a dog and called it 'African Lion'

A Chinese zoo’s supposed “African lion” was exposed as a fraud when the dog used as a substitute started barking.

The zoo in the People’s Park of Luohe, in the central province of Henan, replaced exotic exhibits with common species, according to the state-run Beijing Youth Daily.

It quoted a customer surnamed Liu who wanted to show her son the different sounds animals made — but he pointed out that the animal in the cage labelled “African lion” was barking.

Mayor approves Chelsea £500m stadium plan

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, on Monday approved Chelsea’s plans to build a new £500m 60,000-seat stadium.

The Premier League leaders are planning to build the new area on the site where Stamford Bridge currently seats 41,361 fans.

Labour Party’s only Delta senator, decamps to APC

Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, on Tuesday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Until his defection, Omo-Agege was in the Labour Party LP.

I will decide if to sell Alexis Sanchez or not - Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said Alexis Sanchez cannot force his way out of the club this summer.

The Chile attacker is being targeted by Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, after he was dropped for the trip to Liverpool last Saturday.

Alexis could be recalled for Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich, but Wenger says only the club can decide to sell or not.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic charged for violent conduct

Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been charged with alleged violent conduct by the Football Association, after he was caught on camera elbowing Bournemouth defender, Tyrone Mings, during their 1-1 draw on Saturday.

The two players clashed before half time, with Mings seen stamping on Ibrahimovic’s head, before the striker caught him moments later with his elbow.

VIDEO: I Am Quitting Music, I Have All I Need - Davido

Nigerian singer, Davido has announced he is quitting music. This won't be the first time the singer has made it known that he is ending is music career.

In a video he uploaded on Youtube yesterday, he bragged about his riches, saying, “Davido quits music! We no need am.

Lai Mohammed appoints King Sunny Ade ‘Change Begins With Me’ Ambassador

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has appointed King Sunny Ade as an Ambassador of the National Re-Orientation Programme “Change Begins With Me.”

Speaking in Abuja on Monday when he received the music maestro on a courtesy visit to his office, the Minister described King Sunny Ade as an icon and a trailblazer, who has reigned in the music industry for over 50 years without blemish.

Oil deal exceeding expectations - OPEC

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) says the historic oil deal sealed in December is yielding more results that expected.

The Vienna-based oil cartel, said some countries party to the deal are cutting production levels below the points agreed at the December accord.

'Being different means you make the difference'- Justin Timberlake says after iHeartRadio Award

Justin Timberlake said this when he spoke at the iHeartRadio Music Awards where he bagged the Song of the Year award for his song, 'Cant stop the feel'. 

He said:

President Buhari inherited a bad situation but made it worse - Oby Ezekwesili backs Soludo

Oby Ezekwesili has backed former CBN governor, Charles Soludo, who, last week, said  President Buhari inherited a bad situation but made it worse. Soludo said this when he spoke at the ‘Big Ideas Podium’, a public policy debate organised by the Afri Heritage Institution in Enugu.

Watch Video: 'The leaked photos are photoshopped, this is just cheap blackmail' - Apostle Suleman's wife speaks

Following the sex scandal trailing controversial man of God, Apostle Suleman, his wife of 19 years Mrs Lizzy Johnson Suleman has released a video speaking in defense of her husband. According to her, the leaked photos are fake, saying she knows her husband very well and he has never been an adulterous man. According to Dr Lizzy, her marriage is the main target, and her husband's allegations are politically motivated. 

Watch the video👇👇👇

Betty Irabor recounts her traumatizing experience with a 'vicious' nurse

As countries all over the world prepare to observe the International Women's Day tomorrow, publisher of Genevieve Magazine, Betty Irabor took to her Instagram to recount her experience with a rude and vicious nurse after her painful and heartbreaking stillbirth.
"Is this your first pregnancy?"The nurse in green uniform asked me as she looked at the screen of the scan machine.

Maje Ayida has never seen our son in person' - Babymama Crystal cry out

First baby mama of Maje Ayida, who is currently embroiled in a legal battle with estranged wife Toke Makinwa, told Linda Ikeji in an Interview that the 44-year-old fitness trainer has never met their son, Ajani, in person. "He has never seen Ajani in person, but that's another story" Crystal Cunningham told us.

When asked about the nature of her relationship with Maje, she said:

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is not a ‘Nigerian’ By Emmanuel Ufuophu-Biri

After watching the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo in Benin City, Edo State, on TV live during his fact-finding meeting with the good people of Edo state, I realized that he is totally not a Nigerian. He listened to all speakers with rapt attention and concentrated interest.

One could see him practically and personally experiencing the pains of the abandoned and abused people of the Niger Delta. Even when there was a mini riot in the hall he remained calmed and probably prayerful as an ordained man of God.

OAP Freeze comments on Stephanie Otobo's video cam chats with Apostle Suleman

As shared by OAP Freeze:
"This lady must definitely be the Queen of photoshop!
See how she photoshopped his picture, photoshopped that sweet totori smile onto his face, photoshopped the earphones into his ears, photoshopped her mammary glands into the picture, along with the sweet seductive smile on her face and even photoshopped you that are looking at the picture!

Court rule out Apostle Suleiman’s application to remand alleged ex-Lover Stephanie Otobo in prison custody

Justice Kikelomo Bukola Ayeye, the chief magistrate of the Lagos State Magistrate Court in Tinubu, has denied a request to remand one Wisdom Godstime and Stephanie Otobo, a lady in an explosive case who claims to have had an affair with Apostle Johnson Suleiman, founder of Omega Fire Ministry Worldwide.

The judge ruled that there is no substantial evidence to deny Stephanie her fundamental right to freedom, and hence granted her bail on liberal terms.

Gay Activist, Bisi Alimi blasts Apostle Suleman over sex scandal

Nigerian gay rights activist and political commentator, Bisi Alimi just fired shots at Apostle Johnson Suleman who has been in the news lately over an alleged sex scandal involving him and one miss Otabo.

Bisi took to his Instagram handle in bitter words and wrote:

Lovely Photo of Dream Kardashian

Rob Kardashian shared the photo and wrote; "Drool on my baby lol ,,, Look how long her eyelashes are 😍😍 I will never say no this Woman lol 😩😭😇🕺🏽🕺🏽🕺🏽🕺🏽🕺🏽🕺🏽🕺🏽🕺🏽"

AOP Freeze reacts to Apostle Suleman and Stephanie Otabo's sex scandal

AOP Freeze has reacted to the saga between Apostle Suleiman and Ms Stephanie Otabo. Well, his reply didn't fall short of what we expect from a man who is known for attacking rich and famous pastors.

Quoting the bible, he says 

Hurray! Veteran actor, Pete Edochie turns 70 today (Photos)

Happy Birthday to this Legendary Actor!

Veteran actor, Pete Edochie is a year older today, he was born on 7 March 1947 in Enugu, Nigeria.

Edochie is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors, by both Movie Awards and Movie Magic’s Africa Magic Cable network.

Agitators for Nigeria's separation forget it, not in this era, not in this millennium - Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Monday advised those bent on destabilising the country to refrain from their acts.

Mr. Buratai, a Lieutenant General, gave the advice after he received the “Millennium Hero’’ award conferred on him by a coalition of over 80 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.

Annie Idibia gushes about Olu Jacob and Joke Silva's marriage

Nollywood actress and wife to Nigeria music veteran, 2face took to her Instagram to gush about legendary actor, Olu Jacob, and wife, Joke Silva's marriage which most celebrities always look up to.

She shared the above photo and wrote;

So sad! Truck crushes JSS 2 female student sent out of school over fees in Anambra (Graphic Photos)

A female student of Community Secondary School, Adazi-Ani in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State who was sent out of school for not paying school fees was on Monday crushed to death by a truck.

The truck said to belong to a soft drink company was said to have lost control as a result of brake failure.