Friday, 8 July 2016

Photos: Two arraigned for assaulting FRSC official in Lagos

Two men were arraigned today before Mrs AA Famobiwo of magistrate court 3, Surulere for assaulting an FRSC official. Nwandu Onyeka and Okechukwu Jackson were arraigned on three count charge of conspiracy, assault and obstruction. Both pleaded not guilty and were granted bail in the sum of 50k and 2 sureties each. 

The case was adjourned to 18 July 2016 for mention. Both accused were remanded in prison custody as they couldn't meet the bail conditions. 

Aubrey Plaza Comes Out: I'm Bisexual

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In an interview with LGBT magazine The Advocate, Plaza talks about her sexuality.
When asked if women ever come on to her, the actress gives a candid answer.
"Oh, yeah. I don’t mind. I know I have an androgynous thing going on, and there’s something masculine about my energy," she told the publication.

Wizkid Reportedly Unable to Perform at this Year’s Wireless Festival due to Visa Issues


Due to circumstances beyond his control, Nigerian pop star, Wizkid will not perform at the 2016 edition of the Wireless Music Festival in London tonight.

Video: Another Police Officer Shot in America

Peter Okoye calls out brother,Jude for booking show with PSquare's name

"DISCLAIMER This goes out to all my Fans in Congo Specifically and the entire world in General. My attention has been drawn to a much publicised show holding today 8th July, 2016(VIP SHOW) and tomorrow 9th July, 2016,(in Goma) and on the 17th of August in Kinshasa wherein the name Psquare was used maliciously and mischievously to garner patronage and huge fans attendance as against the stage name Rudeboy which is used when my Twin Brother, Paul, and Co-owner of the stage name Psquare performs alone.

Spanish judge drops case against Neymar

A Spanish judge on Friday dropped a fraud and corruption case against Brazilian superstar Neymar and his father in relation to the player’s 2013 transfer to Barcelona. 

The case had been brought by the Brazilian investment fund DIS, former owners of the rights of the player, now 24 and who moved to the Camp Nou from Santos in his homeland. 

Gambia and Tanzania outlaw child marriage

Young girl at school reading from a text book

The Gambia and Tanzania have banned child marriage, with tough penalties for those who breach the rulings.
Gambia's President Yayha Jammeh announced that anyone marrying a girl below 18 would be jailed for up to 20 years.
In Tanzania, the high court imposed a landmark ruling outlawing marriage under the age of 18 for boys and girls.

Oscar Pistorius CAN run in 2020 Paralympics, says South Africa sports chief

Oscar Pistorius could compete in the 2020 Olympics after a top South African sports official said the killer would have 'paid his debt' to society and should be free to take part.
The disgraced sprinter may serve just one more year in jail for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, which would give him time to train and qualify for the Tokyo games, the country’s senior Olympics official told MailOnline.

Neymar reminds me of Ronaldinho - Suarez

Barcelona attacking midfielder Denis Suarez feels there are similarities between Neymar and club legend Ronaldinho.
Suarez, who recently re-joined the Blaugrana following a one-year spell at Villarreal, grew up a Barcelona fan during Ronaldinho's days at the club.

Skye Bank shares drop further by 8.42%

Skye Bank’s shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Friday dropped further by 8.42 per cent following investors continued reaction to removal of the bank’s board and executive management.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) removed the board and management of the bank on Monday, and replaced them with another, a measure it said, was to redirect the bank.
The trading on Friday, the bank lost 8k to close at 87k per share.

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PMB Has Done More In 1 Year Than Our Son, GEJ, Did In 6 Years – Niger Delta Elders

Contrary to the impression that the leaders and militants in the Niger Delta were against the administration of Muhammadu Buhari, some elders in the region have risen in defence of the President, saying that only persons and groups with ulterior motives were opposed to him and his government.

The elders under the platform of, Concerned Niger Delta Elders, were reacting to the renewed bombing of oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta, pointing out that the bombers were working for their selfish interest and not that of the collective wellbeing of the region and its people.

Ahmed Musa: Leicester City sign forward for club-record £16m fee

Leicester City have signed Nigeria international Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow on a four-year contract for a club-record fee of around £16m.
Musa, 23, joins the Premier League champions after helping CSKA win the Russian title.
Southampton, Everton and West Ham were interested in the forward.

Micah Johnson Identified as Dallas Sniper, Says He Wanted to "Kill White People"

Dallas Shooting Scene

Micah X. Johnson has been identified as sniper responsible for last night's heinous incident in Dallas.
Police Chief David Brown confirmed this news at a press conference today, saying Johnson was the man who killed five police officers and wounded seven others in the deadliest attack on a police force since 9/11. Johnson was a a 25-year-old who served six years in the Army Reserve.

Video: Forbes Africa TV Ep3: Nigerian Oil Mogul Femi Otedola, the billionaire that bounced back

My Worst Day Episode 3 features Nigerian Oil Mogul Femi Otedola, the billionaire that bounced back. Femi Otedola takes us on a journey of one of his darkest days in business when he lost everything he had worked so hard to build leaving him with only two choices; to commit suicide or weather the storm!

Arsenal have controversially begun banning fans for abusive behaviour on Twitter

Arsenal have controversially begun banning fans for abusive behaviour on Twitter [Tweets]

Premier League club Arsenal have begun banning fans from attending matches for abusive behaviour on social media.
‘Trolling’ and verbal abuse have become prevalent during the growth of social media in the 21st century and it is excellent to see a large football club take a stand.
The Gunners have teamed up with football’s equality and inclusion campaign ‘Kick It Out’ to identify and ban fans guilty of online abuse.

NFF: We’re Not Owing Oliseh Salaries

The Nigeria Football Federation have debunked claims by former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, that they are still owing him money.
Following reports that the NFF are reportedly owing two former coaches (the late Stephen Keshi and Amodu Shaibu) who passed on last month, Oliseh took to his Twitter handle to urge the football body to offset the outstanding salaries owed him and his assistant Jean Francois Loscuito without litigation.

Lionel Messi will make U-turn on Argentina retirement, says president Mauricio Macri

Lionel Messi will play for Argentina again, according to the country's president Mauricio Macri

Argentina president Mauricio Macri believes Lionel Messi's international career is far from over.
The Barcelona superstar stunned world football last month by announcing he would quit the national side after missing a penalty in their shoot-out defeat to Chile in the Copa America final.
It led to fans and former players, including Diego Maradona, uniting to urge the 29-year-old to change his mind.

Taylor Swift & Tom Hiddleston: Already LIVING Together?!

Hi There, Taylor Swift!Tom Hiddleston Looks Serious

It's only been a few weeks since we first learned that Swift was dating Tom Hiddleston (via a carefully choreographed PDA session) but sources close to the couple say they've been moving at breakneck speed ever since.
Taylor's met Tom's mom and they've already been on vacation together, so we suppose it's not surprising that they're already talking about taking the next step.
No, they're not getting engaged. (Yet.)

Man on trial for beating wife over late meal

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A man has been arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating his wife over late preparation of meal.
Monday Usifo (45), an engineer who lives at No.19, Emmanuel St., Ketu Alapere, a suburb of Lagos is being tried for assault.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Rapheal Donny, told the court that the offence was committed on April 17 at the accused residence.

Up and coming artistes must emulate 2face, AY to succeed – Malam Yankee


Yankee Entertainment boss and Chairman of the Bank club, Abuja, Kehinde Adegbite, AKA, Mallam Yankee, has dished out advice to up and coming entertainers, saying humility will take them beyond their set targets.
He urged them to borrow a leaf from the likes of Nigerian music star, 2face Idibia and popular comedian, Ayo Makun, aka AY, who according to him are the most consistent entertainers in the country.

6 dead in suicide attack on Borno mosque

The Nigerian Army has reported 2 suicide bomb attacks in Damboa, Borno state at about 5:15a.m on Friday.
According to a statement released by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the first suicide bomber could not gain entry into the mosque targeted for destruction.

Jürgen Klopp signs contract extension with Liverpool to stay until 2022

Jürgen Klopp, centre, and his assistants Peter Krawietz, left, and Zeljko Buvac. All three have signed contract extensions at Liverpool

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has signed a new six-year deal, with the club's owners saying it would have been "irresponsible" not to offer him a long-term contract.
Klopp joined Liverpool in October, initially agreeing a £15m deal to 2018 that has now been extended until 2022.
"His leadership will be critical to everything we hope to achieve," said Liverpool's owners.
Klopp took Liverpool to the League Cup and the Europa League finals last term.
The 49-year-old German had previously guided Borussia Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles and the 2013 Champions League final.

Prince Jackson says 'All Lives not just Black Lives Matter' see this savage response

Six-year-old kills housemaid in Abia

A six-year-old boy has erroneously killed a housemaid with the gun of his father in Aba, Abia State.

Police detectives from the Ogbor Hill Police Division, Aba, have commenced investigations into the killing.
It was gathered that the underage child reportedly picked the father’s gun from his bedroom, thinking that it was a toy gun and not knowing that it was loaded.

Lazio release angry statement after Marcelo Bielsa quits after two days in charge

Lazio release angry statement after Marcelo Bielsa quits after two days in charge

The enigmatic Argentine boss has been linked with the vacant Argentina National Team post and probably could have dealt with the situation much better.

Spice Girls Confirm Plans To Reunite Without Victoria Beckham & Mel C

Five Become Three! Spice Girls (l-r) Mel B, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton have confirmed that they're reuniting as a trio now called GEM in a new clip uploaded to YouTube late Thursday

Two decades after making their big and splashy arrival on the pop scene, the Spice Girls have confirmed plans for a highly-anticipated comeback – but the quintet have now become a trio. In a 40-second clip released to YouTube late Thursday, Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Mel B announced that they’ll be staging a reunion in commemoration of the band’s 20th anniversary.

Video: Fathia Balogun Reveals She Was Paid A Huge Amount To Shave Her Hair

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Nollywood actress, Faithia Balogun has revealed that she was paid a significant amount of money to go bald for a new movie she starred in. The actress, who was recently listed as one of the 100 most influential Deltans, dished on her new look in a recent interview with HipTV and why she took the bold step.

Sepp Blatter to appeal 6-year FIFA ban on Aug. 25

Sepp Blatter

Sepp Blatter will go to sport’s highest court on Aug. 25 to challenge his six-year ban from football for approving a $2 million FIFA payment to Michel Platini.
Fox Sports reports that the Court of Arbitration for Sport set the former FIFA president’s appeal hearing date on Friday to be held at its headquarters in Lausanne.

Photo: Nollywood Actress, Toyin Adegbola Holds Her Grandson For The First Time

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Photo: Face of the Man who Murdered Nigerian migrant Namdi in Italy

The Italian police have arrested this young man, identified as Amedeo Mancini, suspected of killing the Nigerian asylum seeker, Emmanuel Chidi Namdi. The innocent Nigerian was attacked in the town of Fermo after coming to his wife’s defence. 

"My name is Lebogang Brenda Motsumi. I am not HIV! I am Living with HIV" writes HIV positive activist

Lebogang Brenda Motsumi is a 25-year-old HIV positive mother of one. The HIV activist, who is now working towards an Aids free generation shared this inspiring words on Facebook: 

"Good morning, my name is Lebogang Brenda Motsumi aka African Queen. I am NOT HIV, I am LIVING with HIV. I am not the virus, the virus lives in me. I am not defined by HIV, but I define HIV" Brenda found out she was HIV positive in 2009 after she read an article by a popular guy whom she dated. 

Photos: Beyonce pauses Glasgow concert to display names of Police shooting victims

Beyonce has joined the rising number of celebrities and politicians that have expressed outrage over the latest police involved shooting of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille. Beyonce paused her Thurday night Glasgow show to display names of police brutality victims after penning open letter in response to the brutal shooting. Beyonce wrote in the letter: 'We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities. It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they 'stop killing us'. 

Kim Kardashian Stirs Controversy with Latest Cleavage Photo

Kim Kardashian Poster

Kim Kardashian sharing a photo of her enormous cleavage is not exactly an unusual event.
Moreover, it's typically a move that elicits praise from folks on the Internet, especially those with a penis. So, why has Kardashian's latest boob-based photo (below) drawn harsh criticism from the world of social media?
Because she shared it within days of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile being killed by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota, respectively.

'I’m saddened and disappointed in this America'- Jay Z says over Alton/Castile killings

Rap mogul Jay Z has released a new song titled 'Spiritual' in response to the recent police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. In a strongly worded statement, Jay Z said he wrote the song a year ago knowing that it won't be the last time a black person would be killed by police officers. 

In a statement Jay Z said: 'I made this song a year or so ago, I never got to finish it. Punch (TDE) told me I should drop it when Mike Brown died, sadly I told him, ‘this issue will always be relevant. 

Oliseh: I Hope NFF Pay Me While I’m Alive

Sunday Oliseh gives reasons for resigning as Super Eagles coach

Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh is hoping the Nigerian Football Federation offset the outstanding salaries owed him and his assistant Jean Francois Loscuito without litigation.
The NFF are reportedly owing two former coaches (the late Stephen Keshi and Amodu Shaibu) who passed on last month and Oliseh who resigned after seven months in charge prays they pay them while he is alive.

"Virgin. Beautiful. 12 years; her price has reached $12,500" ISIL advertises sex slaves for sale on mobile apps

The advertisement on the Telegram app as chilling. A a girl for sale is "Virgin. Beautiful. 12 years old ... Her price has reached $12,500 and she will be sold soon."

The posting in Arabic appeared on an encrypted conversation along with ads for kittens, weapons and tactical gear. It was shared by an activist with the minority Yazidi community, whose women and children are being held as sex slaves by ISIL.
While the extremist group is losing territory in its self-styled caliphate, it is tightening its grip on an estimated 3,000 women and girls held as sex slaves.

Marcelo Bielsa quits as coach of Serie A side after two days

Former Argentina boss Marcelo Bielsa has quit as Lazio coach just two days after taking charge of the Italian club.
The 60-year-old was named by Lazio on Wednesday as a replacement for Stefano Pioli, who was sacked in April.

50 Cent's bankruptcy case is over! He's been given 5 years to pay Rick Ross' baby mama $6million

50 Cent's bankruptcy case is finally coming to an end after  a judge agreed that he could pay Rick Ross' babymama $6m damages from her lawsuit, for the next 5 years. The rapper, who is also owing $17million to Sleek Audio has also been given 5 years to pay his debt. The rapper’s lawyer released a statement expressing his pleasure with the outcome. 

Military shares video showing aircraft strikes on Boko Haram hideout in Borno yesterday

The Air Component of Operation Lafiya Dole recorded another major success yesterday July 7th in its air campaign against the Boko Haram Terrorists(BHT) as 2 x F-7Ni fighter aircraft struck a terrorists’ location at Northern Borno. The location lies between Tumbum Rego and Malkonory and is about 25km from Kangarwa where own surface forces are currently harboured.

Arsenal launch stunning £43million bid for Julian Draxler

Arsenal have reportedly launched a £43million bid for Julian Draxler

ARSENAL have launched a stunning £43million bid for Julian Draxler, according to reports.
The Gunners are desperate to add some fire power up front to help out striker Olivier Giroud.
And ESPN report Arsene Wenger has already offered a sum in excess of £40m for the Germany international, 22.

$15b deals: I’m ready for trial, says ex-NSA Dasuki

$15b deals:  I’m ready for trial, says ex-NSA Dasuki

Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) has protested his detention for alleged $15billion arms deals facilitated by the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA).
 He says the Federal Government should allow his trial  to begin, The Nation learnt yesterday.
Dasuki is said to have told his associates that he is not disposed to a secret trial.

Chelsea still want Nainggolan

Chelsea are determined to add Radja Nainggolan to their growing Belgian contingent and will make a fourth offer for the midfielder, even though he has pledged his future to Roma, the Mail claims.

Bonucci's agent visits Manchester City

BORDEAUX, FRANCE - JULY 02: Leonardo Bonucci of Italy converts the penalty to score his team's first goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter final match between Germany and Italy at Stade Matmut Atlantique on July 2, 2016 in Bordeaux, France. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

LEONARDO BONUCCI could leave Juventus this summer but only to Manchester City, according to reports in Italy.
The defender has been the subject of a £38million bid by the Etihad club which was rejected.
And Gazzetta dello Sport claim Bonucci’s agent is in Manchester to discuss terms over a possible switch.

Cultists hack 11 to death to mark anniversary in Ogun


No fewer than 11 persons have been hacked to death by suspected cult members in Igode and Fakale communities, Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Four persons were also injured, while houses and cars were completely razed in the attack that shook the community for about 10 hours.
It was gathered that the hoodlums, said to be Aye Confraternity members, had gone on the rampage at about 11am on Wednesday to commemorate their anniversary tagged 7/7.

Photos: Fayose hops on a motorcycle for a ride to the state Govt house

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Photo: Minnesota cop who shot & killed Philando Castile is identified as Jeronimo Yanez

The Police patrolman who shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop has been identified as Jeronimo Yanez (Left). The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) released a statement Thursday evening saying Yanez and another cop, Officer Joseph Kauser, were involved in the Wednesday shooting.