Thursday 11 May 2017

David Beckham makes acting debut in ‘King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword’

Former footballer and England national team captain, David Beckham has made acting debut in a new classical movie “King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword.”

The ex-international made cameo appearance in the trailer of the highly awaited blockbuster released on Tuesday ahead of the film’s premiere on May 19. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Beckham, who also played for Manchester United , having conquered the world of football, now appears to be turning his attention to acting. 

Delta State Governor's Aide who condemned #BBNaija, hangs out with Efe (Photos)

Delta state Governor Okowa's aide, Ovie Success Ossai, who criticized Big Brother Naija reality show in an interview was pictured chilling with the winner of the show, Efe Ejeba in Asaba.

Ossai had during an interview said:

Delta State | New speaker, Daniel Mayuku promises adherence to House rules

The Speaker, Delta House of Assembly, Chief Monday Igbuya, was on Thursday, impeached by members of the house.

This came as the new speaker Daniel Mayuku promised to adhere to the rules of House, saying that though he had become the first among equals, he would accord every member his due respect.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki reveals how herdsmen get their weapons

Senate President Bukola Saraki has revealed that some of the armed herdsmen in the country acquire their weapons from neighbouring countries.

Saraki, therefore, said there was a need for the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States to find ways to deal with the growing insecurity in the region, especially with the proliferation of small arms and light weapons.
He made these observations while delivering a speech at the opening session of the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja on Wednesday.

I will obey former Vice President, Ekwueme – Nnamdi Kanu says

Former Vice President, Chief Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Wednesday, assured of his fatherly support to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Ekwueme made the pledge when the IPOB leader visited him at his Enugu residence, with a promise that he would listen to advice from the elder statesman.

Imo State Customary Court Of Appeal President, Justice P. I Okpara Dies

The Imo State government on Thursday confirmed the death of the President of the customary court of Appeal in the state, Justice P. I Okpara.

A statement in Owerri, the state capital which was signed by the chief press secretary to the governor, Sam Onwuemeodo, stated that the jurist died after a brief illness.

Charles Soludo: Nigeria more divided under Buhari than any time in history

Former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has observed that Nigeria as at “today has never been more divided than any time in our history.”

The former CBN governor, who made the remark in Enugu, also noted that Nigeria is at the verge of breakup.

He said only big ideas can save the country from an impending doom.

Breakdown of National Assembly’s N125 billion budget

A total of N125 billion has been budgeted for the National Assembly in the 2017 Appropriation Bill.

Reports had said the lawmakers were pushing for increment of their budgetary allocation to N150 billion from N115 billion allocated to the National Assembly in 2016.

See the breakdown below:

Unbelievable! This Man Has Been Drinking His Own Urine Every day, For The Past 6 Years (Photos)

A man from Essex County, England claims that drinking his own urine has helped him shed some weight. Dave Murphy, 54, said his special “urine therapy” has helped him lose 112 pounds. 

Murphy spent 30 days in 2012 drinking his own pee. Murphy told the news outlet he used to drink the liquid body waste cold after letting it cool in the fridge but now downs it warm, twice daily.

Don Jazzy, Wizkid, Davido Make Forbes List Of Africa’s Top 10 Richest African Musicians

Forbes Africa has released their list of Richest African musicians. The 2017 list was put together using factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence, Influence and others.

The top ten are:

Celebrity Blogger Linda Ikeji’s Youngest Sister, Benita Is Engaged

Nigeria's famous blogger, Linda Ikeji’s younger sister, Benita is engaged. Her sister, Ogbonna Kanu’s wife, Laura Ikeji shared the good news on her social media. She wrote;

Reps oppose N51.9bn vote for SGF’ office

Members of the House of Representatives are opposing the N51.9bn voted for recurrent expenditure under the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

“I Stayed Because Of My Children And Lots of People That Look Up to Me” - Mercy Aigbe Speaks on Domestic Violence

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry have revealed in an exclusive interview with Broadway TV the details of the scandal that have trailed her and her husband for the past few weeks.

Mercy had accused the husband of physical violence that has affected her sight and caused her to bleed internally from the physical abuse allegedly melted down to her on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

FIFA appoints retired Nigerian judge, Ayotunde Phillips into Ethics Committee

A retired Nigerian Judge, Ayotunde Phillips, has been appointed into the newly-constituted FIFA Ethics Committee at the Congress of the world football governing body taking place in Manama, Bahrain.

The 68-year-old who studied law at the University of Lagos, was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1974 and spent her compulsory National Youth Service Corps year in the then East Central State of Nigeria.

JUST IN: Reps pass ₦7.441tn 2017 budget

The House of Representatives today passed the 2017 budget of N7.441 trillion.

The lawmakers, who commenced the consideration of the report of the appropriation committee at 12:15.pm, passed the budget at exactly 1.pm.

Arsenal could take on Liverpool to battle for Champions League spot

Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Southampton on Wednesday night, has moved a potential Champions League play-off against them and Liverpool closer.

The win boosted the Gunners’ top-four chances, moving them to within three points of fourth-placed Manchester City. Liverpool are just four points ahead of Arsene Wenger’s men, having played a game more.

See the guy Who brutally murdered and burnt #Karabo his girlfriend

According to report that is making rounds on social media, a certain guy brutally murdered and burnt his girlfriend. The young lady has now been identified as a South African named Karabo Mokoena. 

Delta State Speaker, Monday Igbuya Impeached

Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Mr. Monday Igbuya has been impeached. He was sacked on Thursday morning. Meanwhile, the lawmaker representing Okpe constituency, Sheriff Oborevwori was elected as the new speaker.

According to reports, 22 out of the 29 members of the state house of Assembly signed Igbuya’s impeachment notice.

Arsene Wenger hails 'inventful' Sanchez

Arsene Wenger hailed Alexis Sanchez’s unique qualities after the Chilean opened the scoring in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory at Southampton and then created a second goal for substitute Olivier Giroud.

Wednesday’s victory took Arsenal to within three points of the Premier League top four and keeps alive the possibility of a 20th successive season of Champions League football for the north London club.

Robert Mugabe doesn’t sleep at functions but always resting his eyes from bright lights – Spokesman

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, is not asleep when he closes his eyes for long periods in public events but is resting his eyes from bright lights, his spokesman said Thursday.

Mugabe has regularly had his eyes closed at recent appearances, including when he appeared on a discussion panel at last week’s World Economic Forum meeting in South Africa.

Ricardo Carvalho don't believe Conte's arrival have much impact on Chelsea revival

Ricardo Carvalho says Chelsea's revival this season has more to do with the squad living up to their true potential than the impact of coach Antonio Conte.

Last season, Chelsea mounted a dismal defence of the Premier League title and Jose Mourinho was sacked in December 2015, before the club eventually limped to a 10th-place finish under interim boss Guus Hiddink.

Photos of Toyota Camry car plunge into a canal in Lagos due to overspeeding

A reckless driver plunges his car into a canal in Lagos yesterday night. According to the report, Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency's response unit- arrived at the scene to remove the damaged vehicle. 

More photos after the cut: