Thursday, 4 May 2017

Lionel Messi appeals four-match Fifa ban for insulting referee

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Lionel Messi is appealing a four-match ban handed to him by FIFA for insulting an official during Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Chile at the end of March.

In addition to the suspension, the Barcelona forward was fined 10,000 Swiss Francs (£8,111) after being reported to world football’s governing body for a foul-mouthed outburst at an assistant referee during the 1-0 win.

Pornstar claims to be pregnant for Drake


Last month, former stripper and Instagram model Layla Lace claimed she’s pregnant with Drake‘s baby and shared text messages to support her claim but Drake denied the incident ever happened.

Now, a former porn star, Sophie Brussaux , who was seen hanging out with Drake in Amsterdam in Jan this year, has accused the rapper of being the father of her unborn baby.

Lamido granted bail after four days in detention

Dutse magistrates’ court has granted bail to Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa state.
Lamido was standing trial on a four-count charge of inciting public disturbance, defamation of character, criminal intimidation and disturbance of public peace.

RCCG Assistant General Overseer Pastor Olu Obanure Is Dead

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on Thursday announced the death of Pastor Olu Obanure, the Assistant General Overseer and Pastor-in-charge of RCCG, (West African coast).

According to a statement signed by the Assistant General Overseer (Admin/Personnel), Pastor Funso Odesola, Pastor Obanure died on Tuesday May 2, 2017 at the age of 65 years.

‘I left my matrimonial home to retain my job’

A housewife has told  a Jikwoyi Customary Court in Abuja that she left her matrimonial home because her husband asked her to choose between the marriage and her job.

Joy Udo, a teacher, who on Wednesday filed a petition seeking the dissolution of the marriage, said her husband, Sammul Udo, asked her to resign from her job.

T.B Joshua: OAP Daddy Freeze questions Lai Mohammed over appeal to pastor

Nigeria’s controversial On-Air Personality, OAP, Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly known as Daddy Freeze has called out Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed over his appeal to General Oversee of the Synagogue of all Nations, Prophet T.B Joshua against relocating his ministry from Nigeria to Israel.

Three Doctors Arrive In Aso Rock To Treat President Buhari

Three medical doctors today arrived in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, to attend to the ailing President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, SaharaReporters has learned.
The doctors, all British and Caucasian, are two males and one female, according to our highly placed source at the Presidency.

Francesco Totti set to retire at the end of the season

Roma legend Francesco Totti is set to retire from playing at the end of the season, the club’s new sporting director Monchi has revealed.

The 40-year-old forward and club captain has scored 307 goals in 783 appearances since making his Roma debut 24 years ago.

Tianjin have agreed personal terms with ‘two or three stars’ amid Diego Costa speculation

Chinese club drop major hint over Diego Costa transfer

The owner of Chinese club Tianjin has hinted at a deal for Chelsea forward Diego Costa by admitting the club have agreed personal terms with ‘two or three stars’.
Costa, 28, came close to joining the club in January but was convinced to stay at Stamford Bridge by Antonio Conte.

Turan happy at Barca, not thinking about leaving – agent

Turan happy at Barca, not thinking about leaving – agent

Arda Turan has no intention of leaving Barcelona this summer, according to his agent Ahmet Bulut.
Turan, 30, has been linked with moves to China, England and Italy in recent months, with Turkish media suggesting Barca are prepared to listen to any offers which arrive.

Man arraigned for allegedly breaking into TV station

Man arraigned for allegedly breaking into TV station

A 38-year-old man, Smith Adetona, who allegedly scaled the fence of Ebony Life Television Station at Ilupeju to steal, was on Thursday hauled up before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
Adetona, who lives in Mushin area of Lagos, is facing a charge of intent to commit felony. He, however, denied the charge.

Accused Tanzanian drug kingpin extradited to US

Accused Tanzanian drug kingpin extradited to US

Tanzania has extradited an indicted drug kingpin accused of overseeing a global heroin and cocaine smuggling network to the United States, the American embassy in Dar es Salaam said.
The US government had last year claimed that Ali Khatib Haji Hassan, a Tanzanian national nicknamed “Shkuba,” was “a major international drug kingpin.”

I went to Mbappe’s house to try to sign him – Wenger

I went to Mbappe’s house to try to sign him – Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told beIN SPORTS how he visited Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe at his home last year in an attempt to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger has made no secret of his admiration for Mbappe, 18, in the past, saying in February that Arsenal have been tracking the youngster, before reiterating the club’s interest in him last month.

How Ozil kicked White Hart Lane door in frustration – Wenger

How Ozil kicked White Hart Lane door in frustration – Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said midfielder Mesut Ozil kicked a door at White Hart Lane in anger after Sunday’s defeat at Tottenham Hotspur, saying it showed his frustration at losing.
Reports this week claimed Ozil had reacted angrily after being singled out for a drugs test after the game, kicking a door so hard that stud marks were left on it.

Australian mother who killed eight children escape jail term

Australian mother who killed eight children escape jail term

A local court in Australia has ruled that a woman who killed eight children was not responsible for her actions because she suffered psychotic episode triggered by undiagnosed schizophrenia.
Raina Thaiday, now 40, stabbed herself 35 times after killing seven of her children and a niece, aged 2 to 14 years, at her home in Cairns in northern Australia in December 2014.

Super Eagles in 40th Position on new FIFA Ranking

Nigeria national team, Super Eagles has maintained its 40th position in the world on the new FIFA ranking released by the world football governing body today, Thursday, May 4, 2017.
The Super Eagles are still fifth in Africa behind Egypt (19), Senegal (30), Cameroon (33) and Burkina Faso (35), while Congo DR (41st), Tunisia (42nd) Ghana (45th) Côte d’Ivoire (48th) and Morocco (53rd) make up Africa’s top 10 in that order.

UI 100L Student allegedly commits suicide during a show

University of Ibadan has announced the death of a 100 level student,  Effiong Imarbong, who reportedly jumped to her death during a show at her hall residence on Monday.

According to a statement signed by the institution’s Director of Public Communications, Olatunji Oladejo, Effiong Imarbong died after she jumped from a dangerous position having displayed signs of restlessness during the show. The statement said...

Thai lawyer faces 150 years in jail for insulting King

Prawet Prapanukul, a prominent Thai lawyer faces a prison term of up to 150 years if convicted on 10 counts of royal defamation under Thailand’s harsh royal insult law.

According to the legal watchdog Thai Lawyers for Human Rights,  Prapanukul, 57, provided legal assistance to members of a political opposition group, the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship.

Boko Haram leader Shekau 'injured' in Nigerian army airstrike

Leader of Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram is reportedly injured in an airstrike that killed one of his deputies last Friday, AFP reports on Wednesday.

The terrorist group was reportedly gathered for Friday prayers in Balla village near the Sambisa Forest when two Nigerian Air Force jets struck them.

After child and separation, Janet Jackson resumes tour

Pop superstar and new mother Janet Jackson said Monday she will resume a tour after a nearly two-year break as she confirmed separating from her husband.
Jackson, who had abruptly suspended a tour in 2015 amid the surprise news she was pregnant, announced 56 concerts across North America later this year.

Nigeria's government denies closure of embassy in Washington

Nigeria's government denies closure of embassy in Washington

Nigeria Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday refuted report that the Nigeria embassy in Washington, DC, USA, was shut down by workers on Tuesday over non-payment of salaries.
The ministry’s spokesperson, Clement Aduku, in a statement in Abuja said that though some junior workers were being owed salaries, the embassy was not shut down as ealier reported.

Somalia's youngest minister shot dead in Mogadishu

Somalia's youngest minister shot dead in Mogadishu (local media sources)

Somalia’s youngest minister has been shot dead in an incident close to the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu.
The 31-year-old Abbas Abdullahi Sheik Siraji was appointed Minister of Public Works and Reconstruction by Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Kheyre in March this year.

Kate Henshaw Refunds N8million Raised for Baby Michael Back to Donors because of Dispute with Boy’s Family

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Kate Henshaw has revealed intention to return the funds raised for baby Micheal’s care back to the donors with a plea for others to stop deposits into the fundraising account.
 According to the actress, she and NGO Project Alert will be returning the funds as a result if an unending dispute with Micheal’s family.

Facebook profit skyrockets as user base nears 2 billion

Facebook on Wednesday reported that its quarterly profit surged as its ranks of monthly users closed in on two billion, but warned of rising expenses and slowing revenue growth.

The leading social network said it made a profit of $3.06 billion on $8.03 billion in revenue in the first three months of this year, posting increases of 76 percent and 49 percent, respectively, compared to the same period last year.

Buhari ‘still resting’, fails to attend FEC meeting again

With no official correspondence, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday again stayed away from the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The gathering, already missed thrice in a roll by the President since his return from a medical vacation in the United Kingdom, was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Video Of Mercy Aigbe Packing Out Of Her Matrimonial Home

According to report from Best of Nollywood (BON), this is a video of the day Mercy Aigbe packed out of her matrimonial home.

Pastor Omotoso Allegedly Made Teenage Girls Rub Vaseline On Their Thighs

Not quite long ago, Nigerian Pastor Tim Omotoso who was declared wanted recently in South Africa, for the abuse of 30 young girls whom he kept in his house.

There are new details to the story. Pastor Omotoso was arrested and dragged at the Port Elizabeth Airport on April 20. He has now been charged to court and some of the revelations at the court hearing are shocking!

No charges over US police shooting of Alton Sterling

No charges over US police shooting of Alton Sterling

Two white Louisiana police officers will not face federal charges over the shooting of a black man whose death sparked widespread protests, the US justice department said, in a decision slammed by rights groups as a message of impunity.
The officers still face a state criminal investigation over last summer’s shooting of Alton Sterling, 37, in Baton Rouge, the state capital.

Lamido’s arrest, height of despotism – Ex-ministers

Lamido’s arrest, height of despotism – Ex-ministers

The Peoples Democratic Party’s ex-Ministers Forum on Wednesday said the arrest, arraignment and detention of a former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, was an utter ‘display of executive recklessness’ perpetrated by the Nigeria Police.
The secretary of the forum, Prof Abubakar Sulaiman, in an electronic email, said the ex-ministers were saddened by what he described as the level of lawlessness, persecution and ceaseless intimidation by the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Weakened Man Utd team would still beat Arsenal – Keane

Weakened Man Utd team would still beat Arsenal – Keane

Even a weakened Manchester United team would beat Arsenal, according to former Red Devils captain Roy Keane.
United boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that he is placing emphasis on winning the Europa League, with a top-four finish looking increasingly unlikely as the season nears a conclusion.

Edwin Clark Blasts Obasanjo – You Legalized Corruption In Nigeria, Slept With Your Son’s Wife

Ijaw Chieftain, Edwin Clark has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the mastermind of corruption in the country.
Clark gave the description while responding to Obasanjo’s comments he made about Goodluck Jonathan in Segun Adeniyi’s new book, Against the Run of Play. THIS DAY reports that Clark said, “In your narration in Adeniyi’s new book, there’s nothing you said which you had not said in your despicable and false and self-aggrandised book containing assertions and character which you do not possess yet you are assassinating the character and libeling of patriotic and decent leaders and people of Nigeria including the innocent late President Yar’Adua and Jonathan.