Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Rooney calls on Man United players to 'stand up'
October 09, 20180 Comments
Wayne Rooney has called on Manchester United's players to stand up and be counted, saying that manager Jose Mourinho is an easy target for the club's troubles.

United battled back from two goals down to beat Newcastle 3-2 at the weekend but are languishing in eighth place in the Premier League, seven points off top spot.

Former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney now plays in the MLS for D.C. United (AFP/File)

Following the win, Mourinho accused his critics of staging a "manhunt" to get him sacked after a string of bad results and rifts with players including French midfielder Paul Pogba.

But former United captain Rooney, who now plays for D.C. United in Major League Soccer (MLS), said the players had to take some responsibility for the situation.

"It's tough (at United), it has been a tough situation," he said in comments reported by Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper.

The players, the manager, it has been a tough start to the season. I know Jose is getting a load of stick but I said a few weeks ago, the players have to stand up. They have to be counted and they have to be better.

The manager can do so much but then it is down to the players on the pitch to produce, and probably collectively. It (the poor run) is a bit of everything coming together but Jose is an easy target. Some of the players have to be better.

The former England forward said the situation at Old Trafford was similar to when Louis van Gaal was at the helm.

He took a lot of stick but behind closed doors I said to the players 'we have to be doing better'. Personally, I think he (Van Gaal) set us up brilliantly but we didn't produce on the pitch, so I am sure that is getting said behind the scenes.

Rooney now has nine goals in 16 matches since signing for D.C. United from Everton in June.

The 32-year-old striker has played a part in a late-season surge that has left United two points behind Montreal for the sixth and final Eastern Conference playoff berth with two games in hand.
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"I almost lost my son"- Tonto Dikeh
October 09, 20180 Comments
Tonto Dikeh has shared a shocking story of how she nearly lost her son to the cold hands of death.

In a post on her Instagram page on Monday, October 8, 2018, the beautiful actress said the devil tried to take her son away from her but he met a lion disguised as a woman. She went on to thank some of her friends who stood by her during the crisis.

"I almost lost my son"- Tonto Dikeh
Tonto Dikeh (Instagram/TontoDikeh)

The last 3weeks of our lives have been amazingly terrifying, The devil rared it's ugly head but he Met a Lion disguised as a woman.. I almost lost my Son but Almost can not kill a bird, The devil has been defeated in my life and in the lives of my loved ones... The devil has no place in our lives... I would like to thank my Elder sister(Hanty blessing for been by our side all the WAY UP.. Thanks to my son @henryskule for your selflessness, I mean you slept day in and out in the hospital..All for us? We love you!!! Thanks to @freshdollasign My igbolivious friend, I saw the millions you sent my Son(How did you get my son's account no.?😂)...God bless you.. Thanks @isioma_yocambel for holding down work for me.. Thanks to bestie @dukeofspadess for always always always giving me your shoulders.. Thanks to @bobrisky222 for crying and praying with me steadily.. Thanks my darling sister @dabotalawson Thanks to my house people(lol ph talk) BETWEEN WE ARE BOTH HEALED AND HEARTY... THANKS 😘TO EVERYONE WHO STOPPED BY THE HOSPITAL... #THANK YOU LORD JESUS #Thanks to my Pastor friends and spiritual leaders... #FOR IT IS WRITTEN THERE SHALL BE NO LOSS IN THY HOUSE #ITALLENDEDINPRAISE #UNSHAKEABLEFAITH #EBUBEDIKEH #DIKEH #IGO #WIGO
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"The last 3weeks of our lives have been amazingly terrifying, The devil rared its ugly head but he Met a Lion disguised as a woman...I almost lost my Son but Almost can not kill a bird, The devil has been defeated in my life and in the lives of my loved ones...The devil has no place in our lives...I would like to thank my Elder sister(Hanty blessing for been by our side all the WAY UP... Thanks to my son @henryskule for your selflessness, I mean you slept day in and out in the hospital...All for us? We love you!!!

Thanks to @freshdollasign My igbolivious friend, I saw the millions you sent my Son(How did you get my son's account no.? )...God bless you.... Thanks @isioma_yocambel for holding down work for me....Thanks to bestie @dukeofspadess for always always always giving me your shoulders..Thanks to @bobrisky222 for crying and praying with me steadily..Thanks my darling sister @dabotalawson

"I almost lost my son"- Tonto Dikeh
Tonto Dikeh and her son, King (Instagram/TontoDikeh)


"I almost lost my son"- Tonto Dikeh

An angry Tonto Dikeh has described the services of Arik airlines as horrible, weak and unprofessional.(Instagram/King Tonto)

Tonto Dikeh like we all know, is not just a mother but a doting one at that, so we can only imagine all that she has been through.

"I almost lost my son"- Tonto Dikeh

"I almost lost my son"- Tonto Dikeh
Tonto Dikeh and her son, King (Instagram/TontoDikeh)

By now we should have known that Tonto Dikeh is one adorable mum who is ready to show off her son at any given time. Her love for this young man cannot be overemphasised as we can even recall the time she got CCTV cameras all over her house just for his protection.
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Konji at its peak: Man urges court to dissolve his marriage as he is starved of sex
October 09, 20180 Comments
A man has petitioned the Mapo Customary Court, Ibadan to dissolve his seven-year marriage over sex starvation from his wife who never denied it, citing health grounds.

The Petitioner, Mr. Wahab Olabamiji, who lives at Olopo-Meta Estate, Ibadan, had petitioned the court that his wife was endangering his life with her extramarital relationships.

According to Punch, he told the court that, "Tawakalitu has remained a source of frustration to me for two-and-a-half years now, denying me sex.

"In addition, Tawakalitu is heavily involved in adulterous acts and I have caught her many times.

"Worse still, she has been having grudges with my children from my first wife. She doesn’t want to see them, and she has not hidden her hatred for them.

"I no longer want to have anything to do with her; please, separate us," he pleaded to the court.

The Respondent, his wife, Tawakalitu Olabamiji, a trader admitted her wrongdoing, citing health grounds. She also agreed to the divorce, “My lord, a nurse told me that I could contract disease by continually allowing Wahab to sleep with me since he also sleeps with an old woman who is already in her menopause.

"The nurse said that the only option I had was to stop sleeping with Wahab.

"For two-and-a half years now, no man has touched me," Tawakalitu said.

Delivering the verdict to dissolve the marriage, via a decree nisi, Mr. Ademola Odunade granted the petition because he felt both parties were resolute in their respective ways on how the marriage should go. He also granted custody of their two children to the wife and ordered Wahab to pay N6,000 in monthly child support.
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Monday, October 8, 2018

Shell’s oil spill polluted over 113 hectares in Bayelsa – Report
October 08, 20180 Comments
Leakage from an oilfield operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) at Aghoro community in Bayelsa has discharged some 1,114 barrels of crude oil into the environment.

The leakage has adversely affected the fishing vocation of residents who had withdrawn from fishing to pave way for clean up. 

The resulting oil spill impacted and polluted an estimated area of 113.03 hectares, according to a joint Investigation Visit (JIV) report of the incident obtained by newsmen in Yenagoa on Monday. 

Shell’s oil spill polluted over 113 hectares in Bayelsa – Report
                        Shell engineer

A disagreement among community leaders in the areas affected by the leak stalled the release of the Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) report of the oil spill. 

Community leaders, who participated in the JIV to determine the cause of the spill, reportedly refused to sign the report. 

The refusal was attributed to wide disparity between the impacted areas claimed by Shell and the community, but Mr Bamidele Odugbesan, the Media Relations Manager at SPDC, said that the grey areas had been sorted out. 

The report indicated that only 247.5 out of the 1,114 of SPDC’s crude blend had been recovered at the spill site, while the remaining were yet to be accounted for. 

According to the spill incident report, the oil leak was reported on May 17, but the joint visit could not be immediately conducted until June 23. 

The report said the spill was caused by equipment failure resulting from weak integrity of the 24 inch Trans Ramos Pipeline giving rise to cracks on the pipeline at Aghoro in Ekeremor Local Government area of Bayelsa. 

Representatives of the host community, National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Bayelsa Ministry of Environment and SPDC, who conducted the investigation agreed on the findings and signed the report. 

NAN gathered that repair work on the leaking pipeline is underway, while recovery of spilled oil from the site is still ongoing. 

Reacting to the development, Odugbesan expressed regret about incessant spills on the Trans Ramos Pipeline, saying that although the May 17 spill was traced to equipment failure, other leaks were predominantly caused by sabotage. 

The rate of spills on the Trans Ramos Pipeline is very worrisome, for instance between April and May 26, spill incidents were reported on that line and out of these, 18 of them were caused by sabotage, eight were operational," he said. 


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Strike halts Toyota’s operations in South Africa
October 08, 20180 Comments
Toyota South Africa says it operations at Durban assembly plant and a Johannesburg warehouse had been halted due to a strike by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA). 

Strike halts Toyota’s operations in South Africa
                    Toyota Yaris 

The company’s spokesman Clynton Yon said in a statement on Monday in Cape Town, that the workers had also threatened to spread the strike to all Toyota plants in South Africa. 

The union said in a statement it would continue its strike until its demands were met. 

It added that the strike would also spread to all Toyota plants nationally over disputes ranging from staff recruitment, bonuses and transport allowances. 


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Bale and De Bruyne become Ballon d’Or nominees for the first time
October 08, 20180 Comments
Bale, who scored two goals in Real’s triumph in the final of the Champions League against Liverpool, joins his club teammate Karim Benzema among the first wave of 30 nominees for the year’s best player.

De Bruyne was nominated for helping his club win the Premier League and his country reach the World Cup semi-finals.

Bale and De Bruyne become Ballon d’Or nominees for the first time

The winner of the prestigious award organised by France Football magazine will be announced on December 3.

Having lost out in the FIFA best player of the year award to Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo takes his place among the 30 nominees for the Ballon d’Or that were being unveiled in stages throughout Monday.

The Juventus forward, currently facing allegations of rape dating back to 2009 that he strenuously denies, has already won the Ballon d’Or five times and is the current holder of the award.

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero is nominated as is another prolific South American striker, Edinson Cavani of Uruguay and Paris Saint-Germain.

Two goalkeepers are also among the first 10 — Thibaut Courtois of Belgium and Real Madrid and Liverpool and Brazil stopper Alisson Becker.

Liverpool’s Brazilian Roberto Firmino is also nominated and Uruguay’s rugged defender Diego Godin of Atletico Madrid also got the nod.

For the first time, a Ballon d’Or for women players will be awarded this year, with the nominees to be announced later Monday.

In another first, the best under-21 player will receive the Kopa Trophy. Kylian Mbappe, the Paris Saint-Germain striker who burst onto the global scene with his performances as France won the World Cup, is the favourite.

The Ballon d’Or, which was first won by Englishman Stanley Matthews in 1956, is decided by a ballot of journalists from around the world.

First 10 nominees (of 30) for Ballon d’Or

Sergio Aguero

Alisson Becker

Gareth Bale

Karim Benzema

Edinson Cavani

Thibaut Courtois

Cristiano Ronaldo

Kevin De Bruyne

Roberto Firmino

Diego Godin

more details soon
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FG set to announce new minimum wage
October 08, 20180 Comments
According to Guardian, the Federal Government is set to announce the new minimum wage as the Tripartite Committee completes its assignment for onward submission to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, made this known while speaking with newsmen on Monday in Abuja.

According to him, the committee used the two-day to reconvene and deliberate on a new minimum wage figure that was acceptable to all employers of labour in the country.

I want to assure workers that all has been concluded and will be passed for signing within the week.
"I also want to appreciate the Organised Private Sector, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) for their resolve to pay the new minimum wage when it is signed into law," he said.

The NLC president, however, refused to disclose the figure arrived at by the Tripartite Committee on the new National Minimum Wage.

Wabba said the presidency would make it public after deliberation by the National Economic Council meeting.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the organised labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC), on Sept. 30, suspended its warning strike on a new minimum wage embarked upon on Sept. 26.

The organised labour had embarked on the strike after a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government for failing to reconvene meeting to come out with its own figure on the new minimum wage.

The three unions had demanded N65,500 as new minimum wage for workers, while the private employers and some state governors were proposing N25,000.
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US State of Minnesota honors Wizkid with 'Wizkid Day' after selling out Skyway Theatre
October 08, 20180 Comments
Wizkid is getting celebrated by the state of Minnesota in the United States, with October 6th, officially set aside in honour of his name, 'Wizkid Day.'

According to a post made available on his Twitter page, this feat was achieved as he became the first African artist to ever sell out the Skyway Theatre in Minnesota, US on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Wizkid on stage in Minnesota (Wizkid)

Also taking to his instagram page, Wizkid shared a post on the event with the caption, ''Sold out again last night! Love u Minnesota, y’all in my heart forever.''

The Proclamation by the state of Minnesota declared October 6th as Wizkid day. (Twitter/Wizkid)

The Governor of Minnesota described Wizkid as ''One of the most influential artists'' on a night when he performed some of his hit singles like 'Soco', 'Manya', In My Bed' and 'Ojuelegba' before a sold out crowd.
Praiz gets day declared after him in Minnesota

It will be recalled that earlier in the year, X3M music artist, Praiz, was also celebrated by the state of Minnesota in the United States of America (USA) as they declared February 6th, 2018 as the official “Praise Adejo Day.”

This honor was bestowed on him by the governor of Minnesota, in celebration of his achievements.
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Singer: Davido pays emotional tribute to late friend, DJ Olu
October 08, 20180 Comments
It's exactly one year since Gbemiga Abiodun also known as DJ Olu passed away and his very close friend, Davido has paid an emotional tribute to him.

Davido (Instagram/DavidoOfficial)

Davido took to his Twitter page on Sunday, October 7, 2019, where he posted a photo of DJ Olu and himself with an emotional tribute;

A year since you been gone Love you and miss you so much! You took a part of me when you left!️❤️ We always spoke about taking over the World together! I know you looking down proud of what we have achieved so far! YOUR LEGACY LIVES FOREVER! DJ OLU ❤️ We Celebrate u," he tweeted.

The death of DJ Olu came as a shocking surprise to many and the even the circumstances behind his death was controversial.

DJ Olu (Press)

Gbemiga Abiodun, also known as DJ Olu, one of Davido‘s official DJs, and son of Dapo Abiodun, was reportedly found dead in his car. According to reports, he and a friend Chime were found dead together in the car, just days after Davido’s friend, Tagbo, died after a heavy drinking bout.

Davido shared news of his passing, mourning him on his Snapchat.

2 brothers gone in 4 days,” Davido wrote on his Snapchat. “We killed shows back to back for four years straight. A part of me is broken. I love you, bro, God take control. RIP Olu, I love you more than you can imagine. Till we meet again.

DJ Olu (Press)

DJ Olu, Born Olu Abiodun to Nigerian successful entrepreneur Dapo Abiodunstarted off as an underground DJ in 2010 while studying for his “A” levels in England. After djing and headlining numerous parties across the country, It didn’t take long for him to get noticed. In June 2011 he was signed as the official DJ for Davido’s HKN record label.

He has played venues in South Africa, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cotonou, Dubai, Miami, Atlanta and numerous cities in the UK. His mixtapes include some of the hottest artists from the scene. Olu is able to mix different genre of music e.g hip-hop, funky, bashment, afrobeat, oldies to create a unique sound.
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Donald Duke emerges SDP Presidential candidate for 2019 election
October 08, 20180 Comments
Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has emerged as Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the 2019 general election.

Duke polled 812 votes to defeat his close rival, former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, who polled 611 votes at the party’s National Convention held at Old Parade Ground, Abuja.

The Convention Returning Officer, Dr Abdul Isiaq, declaring the results of the presidential primary election at the early hour of Sunday, said Mr. John Dara, former Special Assistant to Lt. General Theophilus Danjuma, former Defence Minister, scored 104 votes.

Donald Duke (YouTube/Donald Duke)

He also announced that former Ambassador and former Minister, Prof. Iyorwuese Hagher polled 72 votes; former Ambassador, Felix Osakwe scored 10 votes, while the number of invalid votes was 63.

Duke in his acceptance speech, described his emergence as collective victory for all aspirants that participated in the contest, as well for the party and the nation.

He said that primary was just a step in the contest, saying he will go through the nation to campaign and sell the party and it’s polices to citizens.

Duke called for the support of all aspirants, the party officials and Nigerians to win 2019 general election, saying "we will reawaken in Nigerians that yearning that we are destined to be, but we cannot do this alone."

He said that Nigeria was not a divided nation but a country of common purpose.

"What divides us is inadequacy and wants, because in the face of this survival of the fittest comes in, which ought not to be so because there is more than enough for everyone."

He said if Nigerians were productive and abide by rules and regulations , the nation would grow from strength to strength.

"This is what good governance is all about and that is what I stand for."

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Police Arrest Four In Connection To Rihanna’s Home Burglary
October 04, 20180 Comments
The police have arrested a burglary ring in connection to a series of burglaries that targeted the homes of celebrities, including Rihanna, Christina Milian, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Rams wide receiver Robert Woods.

Christina Milian | Fan World

Some of the seized items believed to have been stolen and put on display include expensive purses, handbags, watches and jewellery.

Four people were arrested in connection to the burglaries with the suspects believed to be part of a larger burglary ring targeting celebrities majorly actors, athletes and Hollywood producers, police said at a news conference.

According to Lillian Carranza, the commanding officer of the LAPD’s Commercial Crimes Division, the ring may have perpetrated about two dozen burglaries and stolen properties worth several millions of dollars.

The thieves and their associates called their operation “flocking” because “they flocked like birds to areas where the rich and famous were sited,” Carranza said.

“Suspects refer to this practice as flocking. They flock like birds to areas where the rich and famous resided,” Carranza said. “Once a potential target home was selected, a larger vehicle would be utilized to give the suspects the opportunity to change into more comfortable clothing and hoodies to avoid being recognized and cart away the stolen goods,”

“The crooks would wear button-down shirts and drive luxury cars to fit in as they scouted the neighbourhood and then changed into casual clothing, including hoodies, before hitting homes”.

“After knocking on the door to make sure nobody was home, the thieves would break in through a door or window and clean out the master bedroom, stealing cash, weapons, watches and other items in a matter of minutes — often before the alarm company could notify police,”Carranza said.

It is further learnt that the suspects target their victims based on social media postings and tour and travel schedules that indicated they would be away from home. In the case of Woods, he had his Woodland Hills burgled while he was playing against the Minnesota Vikings at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

In the home of one suspect, police seized a list containing a dozen other targets, including LeBron James and actors Viola Davis and Matt Damon, along with their addresses, Carranza said.

Ashle Jennifer Hall and Jshawne Lamon Daniels | People Magazine

Tyress Williams and Jshawne Daniels, both 19, and Damaji Hall, 18, were arrested. Hall’s mother, 34-year-old Ashle Hall, was arrested on Sunday, Carranza said.

Williams pleaded not guilty Tuesday to four felony counts of first-degree burglary involving Rihanna, Puig, Woods and singer Tota Matthieu, City News Service reported. The other three people arrested weren’t immediately charged pending further investigation. They remained jailed Tuesday. It wasn’t immediately clear whether they had attorneys.

It would be recalled that in 2017, singer Alanis Morissette had about $2 million in jewellery and valuables were stolen from her Brentwood mansion. The NBA’s Nick Young lost about $500,000 in jewellery and other items during a burglary at his Tarzana home.

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Ronaldo denies hotel sex attack, calls rape ‘abominable’
October 04, 20180 Comments
Ronaldo’s denial came as lawyers for his accuser said they had obtained damning correspondence between the footballer and his legal team.

The case has threatened the reputation of the Portuguese superstar, arguably the world’s best footballer, with Las Vegas police this week saying they would reopen their file on the matter.

“I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me,” he tweeted in Portuguese and English.

“Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in,” said the 33-year-old Juventus forward.

“My clear conscious (sic) will thereby allow me to await with tranquility the results of any and all investigations,” he added on his Twitter feed @Cristiano, which has nearly 75 million followers.

Mayorga, 34, of Las Vegas, accused Ronaldo, in a 32-page lawsuit filed last month with a district court in Nevada, of raping her on June 13, 2009.

Las Vegas police this week said they were reopening a case filed on that date but did not identify the victim or the alleged perpetrator by name.

Complicating matters, Jacinto Rivera, a spokesman for the department, told AFP Mayorga did not identify Ronaldo by name at the time of her complaint and was “uncooperative.”

Mayorga’s lawsuit, however, said she had named the footballer to police “within weeks of the initial report.”

Larissa Drohobyczer, one of Mayorga’s lawyers, told reporters that whistle-blowing website Football Leaks had provided documents that showed correspondence between Ronaldo and his team of fixers around the time of the incident, which they are considering making public.

According to the alleged leak, Ronaldo told his fixers: “She said ‘no’ and ‘stop’ several times,” in his written correspondence to them.

Mayorga alleges she was pressured into signing a nondisclosure agreement in 2010 to keep the alleged rape secret and is seeking at least $200,000 in penalties and damages.

The complaint was first reported by the German magazine Der Spiegel. Lawyers for Ronaldo have reportedly threatened to sue the magazine over the story.

In the suit, Mayorga said she met Ronaldo, who was then 24 years old, on the evening of June 12, 2009 at the Rain Nightclub in the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

It said she accepted an invitation to join Ronaldo and others in his penthouse suite to “enjoy the view of the Las Vegas strip.”

She was invited to join guests in a hot tub but declined because she did not have a bathing suit, the complaint said.

Ronaldo offered her clothing and then followed her into a bathroom where she was going to change clothes, it said.

After she refused his demand to perform oral sex and said she wanted to leave, Ronaldo pulled her into a bedroom and anally raped her while she screamed “no, no, no,” according to the suit.

“When Cristiano Ronaldo completed the sexual assault of the plaintiff, he allowed her to leave the bedroom stating he was sorry, he was usually a gentleman,” it said.

The lawsuit said Mayorga reported the alleged assault to police the same day and was examined at a local hospital.

It said the assault left her with “severe emotional and bodily injuries including but not limited to anal contusions, post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression.”

Under pressure from Ronaldo’s “fixers,” Mayorga settled the case “in exchange for a payment of $375,000 and non-disclosure of the sexual assault,” the lawsuit said.

It claimed the agreement should be voided because she was “incompetent and lacked the mental capacity to participate in negotiations and settlement of her claims due to the injuries suffered during the initial sexual assault.”

Leslie Stovall, another lawyer for Mayorga, told reporters his client had suffered years of trauma as a result of the alleged attack, but had found the strength to speak out thanks to the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault at the hands of powerful men.

“The MeToo movement and the women who have stood up and disclosed sexual assaults has given Kathryn a lot of courage, and has enabled her to come forward,” he said.

Ronaldo is a five-time winner of FIFA’s men’s player of the year award.

The Portuguese striker, a married father of four, left Real Madrid this year to join Juventus for 100 million euros ($117 million).
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Ferdinand hails Barcelona star Messi for performance against Tottenham
October 04, 20180 Comments
Rio Ferdinand hailed Lionel Messi’s performance for Barcelona as they beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 in a UEFA Champions League fixture played on Wednesday, October 3.

The former Manchester United defender was in awe of Messi’s brilliance as he starred against the English Premier League side.

Lionel Messi (Andy Hooper Daily Mail)

Ferdinand was on punditry duties with BT Sport and gave his analysis after watching Barcelona sweep aside Tottenham at Wembley Stadium.

Rio Ferdinand waxed Lyrically about Messi (BT Sport )

In his reaction after the encounter, Ferdinand stated that no other player in world football could offer what the Argentine maestro offered against Tottenham.

He said, "I think we can talk about Tottenham and their efforts later on but you have to marvel at this guy here.

“I feel blessed that I was in this stadium live to be able to watch him. I'll tell my kids about it tomorrow on the school run."

Ferdinand went on to explain that as a former footballer some of the things Messi does on the pitch are so difficult as he analysed his performance on the night.

Messi was in unstoppable form against Tottenham (EPA)

He said, “This guy - what he does on a football pitch is just ridiculous. It's like he's got a remote control in his hand and he assesses the situation and says "yeah, right" just plotting the location and "I'll put the ball exactly where I want to put it on a sixpence.

“I was actually thinking he's trying to play one-twos with the post he's that good.

Former Barcelona star Henrik Larsson was also in the studio with Ferdinand and he stated that Messi’s all-round game makes him one of the greatest in world football.

Messi's former teammate Larsson was impressed with his effort (BT Sport)

"He's fantastic. His close control of the ball, his awareness of the game, goalscoring, passing ability is out of this world. It's a different galaxy."

The victory put Barcelona on top of the group level on points with Inter Milanwho also beat PSV to maintain their 100 % start
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Mysterious thunder strikes down 22 cows during heavy rainfall
October 04, 20180 Comments
In Ekiti State, a Fulani herdsman who lost 22 cows stricken down by thunder believes this to be an "act of God".

A herder believes the deaths of his cows must have been an influence of a supernatural being.(Instagram/Instablog9ja)

The animals were reportedly killed in Iloro-Ekiti on Monday, October 1, 2018, according to a post on IG.

Heavy rainfall reportedly brought along with it a mysterious thunder believed to have killed 22 cows in Ekiti state. (First General Service)

Abdulkadri Kadiri who owns the cows has no explanation for the incident he considers an unnatural event.
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Man impregnates his 13-yr-old daughter after raping her for 6 years
October 04, 20180 Comments
Moses Friday, 35 has been sleeping with his 13-yr-old daughter since she was 7 - when her mother died.(Instagram/Instablog9ja)

On October 3, 2018, the Edo State Police Command paraded Moses Friday, a Cross River State Native, resident in Ologbo Community, Edo State for impregnating his 13-year old daughter, Precious.

The girl currently schools at a primary school in Ikpoba, Edo State.

Moses Friday was arrested after members of his Ologbo community discovered his teenage daughter was pregnant for him — they reported to the Police. Before then, they took Precious to the community head who asked her sensitive questions she could not answer, about sex, pregnancy, and menstruation.

Sadly, nobody taught her about her identity and the necessities of being a woman.

All she knows is getting raped since the tender, innocent age of seven by her own father. It was a sensitive time for Precious, who had just lost her mother. Instead of getting the love and the solace she deserves, she got the distrust of cruel and repeated molestation by her flesh and blood — a sad reality. Now, she is five months pregnant for her father.

Pedophilia is a disturbing global reality (Parlho)

During her interview with journalists, Precious says, 

My father slept with me five times. He started when I was very small. He started by touching my waist. When I said no, he said if I shout he will use cutlass to kill me.
“Some neighbours saw me and took me to the community leader in our area at Okha, where they asked me what happened to my stomach. I didn’t know what they were saying.
“They asked me when I last saw my menstrual period. I didn’t understand what they are talking about until the police told me I am pregnant and asked me who did it. I told them my father sleeps with me at night.” She completed.

Friday has however denied responsibility, saying, 

I have a girlfriend. But when people came to my house and beat me up, claiming I was going out with a married woman, I abandoned her. I did not impregnate her, but take it the way she said it.

The matter is currently set for court after charges get filed.
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Monday, March 5, 2018

6 Reasons Nigerians should visit Ghana -- by Caleb Olorunmaiye
March 05, 20180 Comments
The West African countries of Ghana and Nigeria have an ongoing rivalry between them akin to that of siblings. From football, to politics, to entertainment, citizens of each country always want to demonstrate their superiority over the other, howbeit not in a hateful or bias manner. It is always more bants than facts. There have been several episodes, of ‘social media wars’ or ‘Twitter Fights’ between citizens of both countries that leaves us all clutching our stomach with laughter. Through it all though, it is obvious that it is all love and sport.

In this post, we attempt to give reasons why Nigerians, despite the rivalry with their Ghanian counterparts, should visit the Gold Coast. Just like Nigeria, Ghana is rich in history, mineral resources, culture, tradition and places of interest to see and visit. 

Many Nigerians do not even know that in Ghana you have Hausa and Fulani speaking people like there are in Nigeria.


Ghanians are like cousins to Nigerians. Visiting Ghana for a Nigerian is like visiting your cousins for holiday. There are lots you share in common, but somehow you all still do things differently. Case in point, the jollof. When Nigerians visit Ghana there is an air of familiarity about the place, some lingo and slangs are commonly used, but their pidgin is still very confusing. 


Shitor. Banku. Waakye. Jollof. The list is endless really. Ghanian cuisine can be a joy to experience and even though the eternal battle over whose jollof is better still rages on, no Nigerian should visit Ghana without tasting the jollof. Ghanaian food is actually so popular in Nigeria that there are bukas and restaurants in Lagos dedicated to selling just Ghanaian meals. The most popular among them is Ghana High.

Shatta Wale

Shatta Wale is Ghana’s biggest music sensation at the moment. And only recently he has had a war of words with Nigerian pop artistes on social media. As long as you are not one to take these things too seriously, visiting Ghana to see a Shatta Wale show should be on your list of things to do, at least that way you can see what the hype is about yourself and tell if he is as great as he says he really is.


Ghana is blessed with such an impressive stretch of beachline. If you are tired of the Elegushi and Oniru beaches of Lagos, switch it up by exploring the coastline of Labadi and Kobrobite. If you are enthusistic about wildlife, visit the Cocoloco beach where you would find turtles and a large number of river birds. Beach Resorts in Ghana are beautiful and spending a night or more in one of them would greatly enrich your Ghana experience.


We have Calabar Carnival. They have Charleywote. This annual street cum art festival does get bigger and better every year with amazing exhibitions, musical performances, art installations, food, merchandise vendors as well as live music and dance that goes on well into the night. For anyone who enjoys having a good time, when in Ghana, Charleywote is a must attend.

Nigerian Community

There is a perpetually growing Nigerian community in Ghana and visiting Ghana would definitely feel like home. It wont be long before you notice the familiar accent of a Nigerian, no matter where he is from back home and quickly tag them as your brother or your sister. Especially in Ghanian Universities where many Nigerians turn to as an alternative to schooling in Europe or right here at home.
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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Davido donates $5000 to Rwandan students
March 04, 20180 Comments
The trending artiste of the moment, Davido, who is currently touring the world for his 30Billion Concert, has donated a sum of $5,000 to students of a music school in Rwanda.

The artiste who is currently in Rwanda where he held the country’s edition of the #30BillionConcert Africa yesterday, could be seen performing live for the students and then promising them free tickets to his show that was to come up later on that day.

The video of Davido performing was shared on his twitter page and the students were seen in a highly elated mood as the artiste sang his hits songs, while they chorused along.

Watch the video below:

Visited a music school in Rwanda today , the beautiful bright spirit of the people I met there motivated me to donate to their future !
One Love , Worldwide ! 

— Davido (@iam_Davido) March 3, 2018

The 30Billion Concert kicked off in December last year in Nigeria. The show was sponsored by popular soft drink Pepsi and it saw the reunion of Davido and Wizkid who had been his long term rival in the industry.

The show was reportedly a successful one that the artiste announced that he made N500million at the show. The entire social media went agog at the news and some even reported that it was not possible for the artiste to have made so much from just a single night show.

However, popular comedian, Ali Baba came to his defence when he mentioned that some people had contacted him and asked if it was possible to make such a huge amount of money in a day. The veteran comedian said it was possible and even possible to make more.

Davido announced some few days later that he had purchased a brand new Bentley car, which was reported to be worth about N80million.

In Febraury, the 30Billion Concert was moved to the United Kingdom where Davido toured about 5 cities before proceeding to Africa for the Africa version of the concert.
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My boyfriend loves it the way I flaunt my bum on Instagram – Pat Ugwu
March 04, 20180 Comments
Nollywood actress, Pat Ugwu can be considered as one of the new generation actresses that making waves in the industry. She is at the same time endowed with great bodily features, which she is not afraid to flaunt on Instagram.

The Nollywood industry is associated with a lot of controversial stories related to sex and other vices. And a lot of people believe any actress in the industry will find it difficult to keep a sound relationship with her partner.

But this seems not to be the case with Pat Ugwu. According to the actress, as she opened up to Potpourri, she is in a relationship with a man and everything she does is consented by her boyfriend. Even the raunchy photos she posts on Instagram.

The actress who enjoys flaunting her nicely-rounded bum on Instagram confessed that her boyfriend encourages her to take her assets public, which she has been doing with robust aplomb.

My boyfriend doesn’t complain about my sensual pictures and videos on Instagram at all. He knows I am doing what pleases me and he loves me for it. In fact, he’s the one that pushes me to go ahead with it. He knows it is all about entertainment. I am an entertainer. He’s also an entertainer and he knows it is all about entertainment

He’s not scared of competition from anyone either. He knows my love is for him. We trust each other. Hey, because I flaunt my bum and twerk a lot on Instagram doesn’t mean I am up for grabs, moneybags or no moneybags, I am not for sale. I have a man in my life and I am okay with that

Pat Ugwu, is identified by the moniker Pat Pat Ugwu on Instagram and she often bombards her page with series of hot photos and videos featuring her and her friends showing off their assets.
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Fiorentina FC Captain Davide Astori, found dead in his hotel room
March 04, 20180 Comments
31-year-old Fiorentina FC Captain, Davide Astori, was reportedly found dead in his hotel room during the night of Saturday.

The Italian international defender, with 14 caps to his name, was found dead at the La di Moret hotel in Udine, ahead of the Viola’s meeting with Udinese on Sunday.

A statement released by Fiorentina read:

Fiorentina are profoundly shaken and forced to announce that their captain Davide Astori has died.
For this terrible and delicate situation, and above all out of respect for his family, we appeal to the sensitivity of the media.

The boy did not show up for the team’s breakfast at 9:30,” accounted the club’s press officer Arturo Mastronardi. Usually he was the one who showed up first.

The causes of the incident are not yet known. The magistrate came here and the body was taken to the hospital for the autopsy, that I believe will be done in the day. We have no further details.

The Fiorentina FC Captain who leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter, started his career at AC Milan and enjoyed a 12-year career in Serie A.

Astori spent six years with Cagliari, making 174 appearances for the Sardinians. In 2014 he joined Roma on loan, before joining Fiorentina the following year.

Mirror reports that he was made captain for La Viola by Stefano Pioli earlier this season and had made 27 appearances during the current campaign, scoring once. Astori had recently been in talks with the club over a new contract.

In all he made 262 appearances in Serie A, scoring six goals.He made his Italy debut against Ukraine in March 2011, being sent off in Kiev, but would win 14 caps for the Azzurri, scoring once – against Uruguay in the Confederations Cup third place playoff in 2013.

Tributes to the player have been posted on social media. AC Milan tweeted:

A man who loved football and who grew up as a footballer with us. AC Milan are shocked by the passing of Davide Astori. It is with greater sadness that we offer our deepest condolences to his family and close loved ones and the ACF Fiorentina.

Chelsea FC tweeted:

Everybody at Chelsea Football Club is shocked at the sudden death of Fiorentina FC captain Davide Astori. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and team-mates at this time.
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Sex is not everything in a woman’s life – Ghanaian actress says
March 04, 20180 Comments
Sexy Ghanaian actress, Kisa Gbekle shook the entire social media when she released series of racy photos to celebrate her birthday recently. The actress, in a new chat, mentioned that sex is not everything in a woman’s life.

At the time of her birthday celebration, she was bashed by a lot of people for posting such photos on the internet. The actress, who once had a nude photo-shoot had to defend herself saying the photos were not initially meant for the social media, but she had to push them out after the snippet began to trend.

I wasn’t going to post those pictures,” she opened up to Potpourri in a chat. “Those pictures were actually taken for my photographer’s portfolio. I wasn’t meant to post them but they were already trending and I had no option but to post. I must confess the reactions were confounding. All my colleagues were shocked and most advised me not to post such again and I have really taken their advice, she said.

Kisa, who had her formal training at Ghollywood Academy of Arts on scholarship from Regional Theatre says she’s very different from the image her birthday pictures projected.

The actress however opened up about sex and relationship, she mentioned that life is not about sex only and so she can live with a man who is not sound in bed. She added that she is not really crazy about sex.

What I can’t stand in a man is irresponsibility, being un-presentable and bad odour. Some men smell really bad. Not everyone can deal with a man that smells bad. I believe so much in love. Even if the man is not good in bed, and I love him, I will still stay with him. If you know how to do it better than your man you can teach him. Sex is not everything in a woman’s life. Love is the most important thing she added.

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