Saturday, 13 May 2017

After title, Costa sets sights on FA Cup

Even as he nursed a thick lip and lamented his sodden suit amid the mayhem of Chelsea’s Premier League title celebrations, Antonio Conte was already targeting his next trophy bid.
The Chelsea manager said his players should enjoy the success they clinched with a 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on Friday to give him glory in his first season in charge.
But the Italian now has his eyes on completing the Double with victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley on May 27.

Leicester’s Schmeichel slams offside goal and ‘freak incident’

Leicester’s Schmeichel slams offside goal and ‘freak incident’

Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel insisted his side could be proud of themselves after a “freak incident” and an “offside goal” saw Manchester City beat the Foxes 2-1.
City took the lead on 29 minutes when David Silva scuffed the ball home but there was some controversy with Raheem Sterling seemingly in an offside position.
Silva converted Leroy Sane’s cross simply enough but England winger Sterling stuck out a leg as the ball made its way towards the bottom corner.

Ebola Outbreak: Nigerian Government Prepares Against Invasion

The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has assured Nigerians of adequate surveillance at the nation’s airports following the outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The World Health Organisation declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, saying that at least one person had been confirmed dead due to the virus in the country’s north-east.

Nigeria’s Deaf Eagles lift WADFU tourney 4th trophy

Nigeria’s Deaf Eagles lift WADFU tourney 4th trophy

The Nigeria national deaf football team, Deaf Eagles, have won the 7th West Africa Deaf Football Union (WADFU) Tournament to lift the trophy for the fourth time.
The team’s Head Coach, Kamiludeen Banjo, said on telephone from Mali that the country defeated hosts, Mali 2- 1 in the final.

Over 120 S’African companies in Nigeria – Minister

Over 120 S’African companies in Nigeria – Minister

The Federal Government has said there are over 120 South African companies doing business in Nigeria.
It, therefore, stated that there was a need for Nigeria and South Africa to improve on their relationship, which had been tainted by reports of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, was quoted as saying this when the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Lulu Mnguni, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja on Friday.

Stolen US spy agency tool used to launch global cyberattack

Stolen US spy agency tool used to launch global cyberattack

A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain’s health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries on Friday.
Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other legitimate files.

North Korea Finally Ready to Hold Talks with Donald Trump

Recalcitrant North Korea appears to have opted for diplomacy in resolving its rift with the United States of America which has heated the polity. 

Senior North Korean diplomat said Saturday, Pyongyang would be willing to hold talks with the United States if the conditions are right.

Paris Club Loot: Governor Agrees To Refund $2.5m

A faceless state governor accused of diverting developmental funds into his private pocket has been loitering around the corridors of power for pardon. 

The state governor accused of building a hotel with $3 million of the controversial London-Paris Club loan refund has sneaked into Aso Rock Presidential Villa in search of soft-landing.
The Nation gathered yesterday that the embattled governor had in the last 48 hours been roaming the corridors of the Presidential Villa in desperate search for help.

3 Men Abduct 16-year-old Girl With Modelling Interview Story

3 men who reportedly lured a 16-year-old girl in Gwarimpa area of Abuja to attend a modelling and abducting her after she came around on 18/04/2017,, have been arrested. They were arrested after they released the abducted girl, after a ransom of N400k was paid on 20/04/2017.

It was gathered that 24-year-old Edache Echoga, the gang leader and  native of APA in benue state was arrested at kubwa area of Abuja. He confessed to the crime and admitted receiving #200, 000 as his share.

Kano anti-corruption agency suspends probe of Emir Sanusi indefinitely

The Kano State government anti-corruption agency has suspended investigation into the finances of the Emirate Council.

According to Premium Times, the chairman of the body, Muhyi Gado, stated that the suspension was indefinite.

Gado explained that the commission could not continue, as the House of Assembly was also conducting an investigation.

My Family Will Soon Upload My Funeral - S.A Lady Reveals How Her Nigerian Husband Has Been assaulting Her

S.A lady, Nonhle Mamthembu Nweke,who is married to a Nigerian and based in S.A, took to social media to reveal how her husband has been maltreating her for years.

She wrote: 

I didn’t want to publicize this but this is beyond my control. i cant even go to the shop without fearing that a man i once called my husband could come and kill me and leave me by the street to be eaten by dogs………he cheated multiple times i forgave that……all throughout the years he beat me up even while pregnant with his own children …..GUESS WHAT I FORGAVE HIM FOR THAT TOO.

21 Students Expelled From Akwa Ibom State University

The Management of Akwa Ibom State University says the institution has expelled 21 students for various offences committed in 2016.

The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Eno Ibanga stated this while speaking with newsmen in Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enim Local Government Area of the state on Saturday.

He said the students were expelled for various offences ranging phone theft, and grievous harm among others.

Alexis Sanchez picks Bayern Munich as his preferred destination

Alexis Sanchez picks his preferred destination - Chelsea dealt major blow

Alexis Sanchez has dealt Chelsea and Manchester City a major blow by picking Bayern Munich as his preferred destination this summer, according to reports in France.

Le Parisien claims that the Arsenal forward’s order of preference is: Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and then Inter.

Iheanacho is not world class – Ex Nigeria striker blasts

Kelechi Iheanacho is not a world class striker and therefore, not what the Super Eagles need to become world beaters, this is according to former Nigeria striker Benedict Akwuegbu.

I feel at home at Barcelona – Neymar

I feel at home at Barcelona – Neymar

Amid reports of interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and PSG, Neymar has reiterated his commitment to Barcelona.
Neymar, 25, has scored 16 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions and is hoping to help his club to a double of La Liga and Copa del Rey trophies this season.

Arsenal prioritise signing Monaco ace Thomas Lemar

Wenger makes signing Monaco star his number one priority

Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar is Arsenal’s number one target in this summer’s transfer window with the Frenchman valued at around £25million.

The France international joined Leonardo Jardim’s side from Caen in 2015 and has established himself as one of the most exciting talents in Ligue 1.

Mauricio Pochettino says Chelsea bought the Premier League title

Mauricio Pochettino says Chelsea bought the Premier League title

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has hit back at Antonio Conte, suggesting the Chelsea boss spent his way to the title after a £120 million transfer splurge over the summer.
Conte touched a nerve with the Argentine by claiming Tottenham held an advantage in the title race due to both the lower expectations surrounding the club and Pochettino’s longer time in charge.

Nigerian govt to end shady $70 million yearly ports contracts

The Nigerian Ports Authority says it is ready to end joint venture agreements with two companies that managed and dredged the Lagos and Bonny access channels, after investigations showed both firms had sidestepped the nation’s procurement laws to win multibillion naira contracts, yet failed to deliver due benefits to the government.
The firms, Lagos Channel Management and Bonny Channel Management, were formed in 2006, after NPA entered into joint venture partnerships with some “technical partners”, including Dredging International, Vinci, IPEM and Dapesa Maritime International.

Lawmaker who performed ‘Melaye stunt’ was rejoicing over roads repaired by governor

Maria Ude, a lawmaker in the Ebonyi state house of assembly, has dedicated two videos of her dancing to David Umahi, the state governor, for a construction work on a dilapidated road in the state.
The two videos, which she released on May 7, feature her displaying various dance steps in a mansion believed to be hers.

Security Guard On N25,000 Salary Steals N24.4m, Threatens Boss With Whistle-Blowing

On May 6, businessman and resident of Gwarimpa Housing Estate, FCT, Abuja, Benedict Emmanuel, noticed that a stack of foreign currency he kept in his house had disappeared.

But little did he know that his good-natured security guard, 40-year-old Alfred Andrew, a Bauchi State indigene, had suddenly become a millionaire, while keeping his home safe.

At 40, Andrew, who studied Mass Communication and Information Technology, went from joblessness to enrolling in an evangelical school, through which he became a pastor.

Global hacking attack infects 57,000 computers

A global cyber-attack using hacking tools believed to have been created by the US National Security Agency (NSA) has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries.
Cyber-extortionists on Friday tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings, and other legitimate files.

Man beats Instagram model so badly her brain twisted inside her skull during their meeting

James Baker, 27, viciously assaulted 32-year-old India Ali following a meeting at the Cheesecake Factory restaurant, in Los Angeles, California. The two had gone to the Westin Hotel following the date last July.

That’s where Baker launched the attack that left Ms Ali, from Los Angeles, with internal bleeding. The victim also vomited during the assault and blood was splattered everywhere in the hotel room.

Anthony Joshua moves back to Mum's two bedroom flat despite winning £15m

Current world Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, has moved back into his mum's two bedroom flat in north London despite earning £15million from his famous win over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley.

Joshua is being tipped to become the first billionaire boxer following his memorable victory but he is refusing to get carried away with his wealth and loves nothing more than spending time with his mum Yeta Odusanya.

Sanusi’s hovering sword of Damocles

An anecdote is told of Damocles, a differential and sycophantic courtier of Dionysius II, the overlord of Syracuse in the fourth century B.C. One day, Damocles characteristically showered encomium on his tyrannical King, extolled his larger than life demeanour, and hinted how he coveted the throne. 

Apparently incensed by his courtier’s manifest interest in his throne, insecure Dionysius (disturbed by fears of assassination) remarked that if his life delights Damocles, wouldn’t he rather like to experience similar, and enjoy the privileges and fortunes incidental to it?

Wike to APC: We are tired of your excuses

Wike to APC: We are tired of your excuses

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop giving unnecessary excuses and justify the mandate Nigerians gave the party.
He made this call yesterday, while flagging off the dredging/sand filling of Abalama in Asari-Toru and Bakana in Degema local government areas of the state.

President Buhari will re-contest in 2019 – Tony Momoh

President Buhari will re-contest in 2019 – Tony Momoh

A former Minister of Information and Culture and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Tony Momoh has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari will run for the 2019 presidential elections.
According to him, the current administration has delivered on its promise and should be given accolades instead of critisms.

Paul Pogba’s father Fassou passes away aged 79

Paul Pogba’s father Fassou passes away aged 79

Fassou Antoine Pogba, father to Florentin, Mathias and Manchester United star Paul Pogba, was battling illness before his death.
The family confirmed the news to Le Parisien on Friday evening.

Abuja Airport to become hub for air transport – Manager

Abuja Airport to become hub for air transport – Manager

Mr Mahmud Sani, Manager, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, says the approval of the second runway in the 2017 budget will make the airport the hub in air transport in West Africa.
Sani, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday in Abuja, said the current state of the airport had also made it the best in the country.

Three suicide bombers hit University of Maiduguri

Three suicide bombers hit University of Maiduguri

Three suicide bombers were killed early Saturday morning as they attempted to gain access into the Department of Works, University of Maiduguri in Borno State.
The incident occurred at 1.10am, Saturday.

Ondo govt will thank workers if they wave salary arrears – Gov Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Thursday said his government will try to ensure it does not owe workers their salaries.
Akeredolu expressed hope that the workers would waive the outstanding salary arrears as part of their contributions to development.

Pastor Eaten By Crocodiles While Trying To Walk On Water Like Jesus

Pastor Jonathan Mthethwa, a Zimbabwean Pastor who tried to teach his congregation about faith by walking on water like Biblical Jesus got eaten by 3 crocodiles.

Neymar threatens to quit Barca after row with assistant coach

Neymar threatens to quit Barca after row with assistant coach

Brazilian forward Neymar has threatened to quit Barcelona, if assistant coach Juan Carlos Unzue, takes over from Luis Enrique at the end of the season.
The Brazilian forward clashed with Unzue on the training ground this week according to reports, after the coach tried to motivate the player by citing the example of Ronaldinho, who did not give enough during his latter years at the Camp Nou.

Chelsea FC wins 2016-17Premiere League Title

Chelsea wrapped up their sixth title in the face of severe resistance from West Brom.  Michy Batshuayi’s 82nd minute winner sparked wild celebrations among Chelsea’s players.

“This moment of the game I think Hazard was a bit tired and also Pedro, and I wanted to give more energy with Michy and Willian.

As Osinbajo Succeeds Okonjo Iweala - By Reno Omokri

Nigeria is a land of opportunity. And I do not mean this the way Nigerian politicians usually mean it, as a clichéd speech for the campaign trail. I mean this from the bottom of my heart because it is true and I have benefited from it and I can prove it.

Nigeria ought to change her educational model. Our education system is still by and large a colonial model where the occupying colonial power merely trained a select few natives for the purpose of having clerks and translators to run their exploitative government. It was never designed to transfer knowledge that prepares the recipient to add value to Nigeria. Quite on the contrary, it was designed and still remains designed to train Nigerians to take value from Nigeria and give it to the West. This is one of the reasons why we have more Nigerian medical professionals practicing in the West and Saudi Arabia than we have in Nigeria.

WHO declares outbreak of Ebola Disease in Congo

On 9 May, WHO was informed of a cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths including haemorrhagic symptoms in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bordering Central African Republic.

On 11 May, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo informed WHO that of 5 laboratory samples tested, 1 tested positive for Ebola virus at the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) laboratory in Kinshasa. Additional laboratory samples are currently being tested.