Monday, 18 December 2017

Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia ‘fine’ after injury scare

Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia has offered what appears to be a positive injury update after he was forced off during the 2-1 win at West Brom on Sunday.

The Ecuador international was replaced by Marcos Rojo in the 66th minute at The Hawthorns, with United boss Jose Mourinho admitting after the game that the injury could be “big, small, medium”.

Governor Fayose receives N4.76 billion Paris Club refund

The Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has confirmed receiving the sum of N4.76 billion as the last tranche of Paris Club refund.

In a tweet on Monday, he said: “I have received N4.76 billion Paris Club Refund.

Meet The First Female General From Northern Nigeria

Jamila Malafa has been promoted to the rank of Commodore by the Nigerian Navy, equivalent to the Army rank Brigadier-General. 

She's the first female General from Northern Nigeria. Malafa, who joined the Navy in 1988, was born in Gombi LGA, Adamawa State, 1965. 

Adedoja asks court to nullify PDP convention

Taoheed Adedoja, one of the chairmanship aspirants at the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has taken the party to court.

Adedoja is asking a federal high court sitting in Abuja to nullify the outcome of the convention on the basis that he was “excluded” from the excercise.

Governor Fayose reacts to reports that Ekiti State borrowed N56bn in 3 years

The Ekiti State Government has described as total falsehood, report that the State borrowed a total sum of N56 billion since Governor Ayodele Fayose assumed office and that a fresh N25 billion loan was applied for; saying that;

“the only fresh loan taken by the government of Fayose was the N10 billion grant from the Excess Crude Account, which was released to all States for capital projects, N2.8 billion requested from Wema Bank to pay State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) counterpart fund out of which N1 billion has been accessed and N600 million for MDGs counterpart fund, which has been repaid.”

Kanu Never Told Me I Was Called Igwe In Nigeria - Thierry Henry

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has expressed surprise that he was nicknamed “Igwe,” meaning king, by Nigerian fans.

The former France striker said this during his visit to Nigeria over the weekend.

He was hailed “Igwe” by fans as he arrived the Landmark Centre Hall, Lagos, as a guest in the Guinness Made of Black campaign.

South Africa's VP Ramaphosa beats Zuma’s ex-wife to clinch ANC Presidency

South Africa’s deputy-president, Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected leader of the ruling African National Congress, a pole position that will make him president of the country in 2019.

Ramaphosa emerged the winner in the tightest election for the party leadership ever, beating Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, President Jacob Zuma’s former wife and chairperson of the African Union.

Unemployed Nigerian Graduate Returns Huge Sum Of Money Found At An Accident Scene

An unemployed Nigerian has been praised for his good heart after discovering a huge sum of money at an accident scene and returning it.

Facebook user Prince Harrison shared the story writing;

Suspended Spanish FA chief Angel Maria Villar blames govt for World Cup threat

Suspended president of the Spanish football federation Angel Maria Villar blamed Spain’s government for a FIFA threat that could lead to the country being thrown out of next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Villar, 67, was suspended from the post he has occupied since 1988 in September for a year after being arrested as part of a corruption investigation.

Mo Farah wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah upset the odds to be named 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Sunday.

The 34-year-old was the third favourite coming into evening – with heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua the bookies’ tip – but finally won the award after a previous best finish of third in 2011.

PENGASSAN suspends nationwide strike

Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria have called off a planned nationwide strike.

Occupy Owerri: Police Attack Anti-Okorocha Peaceful Protesters with Teargas, Others in Imo

Some residents of Imo state who staged a peaceful protest against the Governor Rochas Okorocha government in state on Monday morning, were attacked by operatives of Nigerian Police.

According to Premium Times, the protest, tagged ‘Occupy Owerri’, which is expected to last for one week, was called by Imo People’s Action for Democracy (IPAD), against the policies of the Governor Okorocha administration.

Woman's pit bulls maul her to death

A US woman has been mauled to death by her pit bulls, while out for a work. After the deed, they then stood guard over her body.

According to reports, Bethany Lynn Stephens had gone out for a walk with her dogs when they attacked her. Police said the 22-year-old suffered horrific head and throat injuries.

Evangelist Impregnates Church Chorister in Lagos

The four-year old relationship between a church evangelist, Nchedo and his wife-to-be, Ogoo has crashed after Nchedo lured and impregnated a 15-year old church chorister, PM Express has reported.

It was gathered that the man confessed that the reason why he impregnated the chorister was because the Ogoo had refused to allow him his conjugal rights.

Kano Destroys Illicit Drugs Worth N4.1bn

The Kano State Government said on Monday that it had destroyed illicit drugs worth N4.1 billion confiscated in the state this year.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who revealed this at the Senate Roundtable on Drug Abuse Epidemic held in Kano, said this was part of the renewed fight against drug abuse in the state.

President Buhari Cancels Trip to Niger Republic

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday canceled his scheduled trip to Niger Republic.

His Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, had announced on Sunday that Buhari would join some world leaders for the 59th Proclamation of the Republic of Niger ceremony in Tahoua, Niger.

Army concludes intervention assignment, hands over power in Zimbabwe


The military operation that led to President Robert Mugabe's resignation last month, Operation Restore Legacy has officially ended. Power will now return to the hands of the police force.

Gynaecology warns against oral Sex, says it causes HPV, Oral Cancer


Prof. Adegboyega Fawole of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has warned that Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) has been found in the throat of people engaging in oral sex.

Fawole, who is of the Department of Gynaecology, UITH told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Tuesday that HPV was mostly sexually transmitted.

Lead Singer Of South Korean Boy Band Kills Himself

The lead singer of South Korean boy band Shinee has killed himself after sending a message to his sister saying: 'Tell everyone I've had a hard time', it has been reported.

Kim Jong-hyun was found unconscious in an apartment in Cheongdam-dong, in the upscale Gangnam district of the capital Seoul.

110 Latest Simple Arabic Mehndi Designs [2018]

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Arabic Mehndi designs are different from Indian Mehndi. These are mostly detailed, have spaces, and sometimes resemble some architectural designs. Common designs include flowers and peacocks, which are very much known for its beauty and exquisiteness. Other designs include veils and swirls recurring in a geometrical template.

We have surpassed our revenue target for 2017 – M. D, NPA

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Ms Hadeza Bala Usman, has said that the agency has surpassed its 2017 revenue target saying that “over N118billion was raked in, in the first quarter of the year.

Speaking at this year’s long and merit service award in Lagos, Bala Usman said that the agency’s achievements was attributed to the support received from the employees of the authority.

Gaddafi’s son to announce bid for Libyan presidency soon – Family’s Spokesman

Saif Gaddafi, the second son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will announce in coming days his intention to run for president of Libya, the family’s spokesman, Basem Hashimi Soul, told Sputnik Monday.

On Wednesday, the Libyan Government of National Accord’s (GNA) foreign minister, Mohamed Siala, said that presidential election in Libya might be held in mid-2018.

CCTV Camera Exposes Man Alleged To Have Stolen Phones Worth N60,500 In Hotel

For allegedly stealing phones valued at N60,500, a 26-year-old man, Monday Francis, was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Francis, a resident of Egbeda area of Lagos State, is being tried for stealing. According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Yomi Egunjobi, the accused committed the offence on Nov.19 at the Airport Hotel, Ikeja in Lagos State.

Moses Left Out of African Player of the Year Award Shortlist

The Confederation of African Football has announced the top three shortlists for the 2017 African Player of the Year with Victor Moses not making the cut.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane made the cut decided by votes from the members of the Caf Media Committee, Caf Technical & Development Committee and half of the 20-member panel of experts.

Four Fake SARS Operatives Killed In Rivers

Four persons parading themselves as operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad have been gunned down in Rivers State.

The suspects were killed by F-SARS on Saturday at Ogbogoro community in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State following a distress call from an unidentified member of the public.