George Soros, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton orchestrated a coup in the Vatican to overthrow the conservative Pope Benedict and replace him with radical leftist Pope Francis, according to a group of Catholic leaders citing evidence from various sources including WikiLeaks emails. Pope Benedict XVI reigned as Pope of the Catholic Church from 2005 to 2013 before unexpectedly resigning in unusual circumstances. Becoming the first Pope to step down since Pope Gregory XII in 1415, Benedict is widely considered the first to do so on his own initiative since Pope Celestine V in 1294. HoweverRead More
Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao could share a £30million purse to fight in the UAE. Pacquiao and Khan announced over the weekend that they have agreed terms to meet in what they are billing a “super fight” on April 23. Pacquaio’s team are working on securing a backer to host the clash between the former stablemates at Freddie Roach’s Wildcard gym in Los Angeles and they are in talks with a group in the UAE. Pacquiao and Khan could pocket as much as £30million between them with the lion’sRead More
An international footballer is being hailed a hero after stopping an opposing goalkeeper from swallowing his tongue, following a sickening collision. Half an hour into Bohemians 1905’s match with Slovacko in Czech Republic’s 1. Liga, drama struck as goalkeeper Martin Berkovec collided with his own defender, Daniel Krch. Berkovec, 28, was said to have gone limp in the aftermath of the clash and Slovacko’s Francis Kone was first to check on his condition. The goalkeeper had swallowed his tongue and according to reports in the Czech Republic, Kone was quickRead More
On Sunday, Justine Clarke became the first woman in a wheelchair to enter the Miss World competition and now she’s training for the New York City Marathon.
Fitness expert, Maje Ayida, has instituted a legal action against his estranged wife, Toke Makinwa, over her memoir titled ‘On Becoming’. Ayida claims her tell-it- all book contains defamatory words and has ordered his lawyers, Kemi Pinheiro (SAN) of Pinheiro LP, to begin legal proceedings at the Lagos Judicial Division of the High Court. The publishers of the memoir, Kachifo Limited, were also sued alongside the On-Air Personality. Ayida is demanding N100m in damages in the suit which was filed February 7. He has,however, requested that the money be awardedRead More
“When people were pressuring me to get married and have children, I knew I was not going to be a person that ever regretted not having them because I feel like I am a mother to the world’s children,” she said in the April issue of Good Housekeeping UK while talking about her Leadership Academy for Girls. “Love knows no boundaries,” she continued. “It doesn’t matter if a child came from your womb or if you found that person at age 1, 10 or 20. If the love is real,Read More
Wife of popular Nollywood actor, Prince Eke – Muma Gee, has again opened up on issues surrounding her alleged broken marriage. The singer explained how she gave her all to make her marriage work. Recall that her husband had called her out on Instagram, saying she absconded to Abuja leaving him alone to cater for the three children and all she does is hang out at night clubs with different men. Muma Gee, had responded to her husband’s allegation, saying she did not abandon her home. She has again addressedRead More
The South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Lulu Mnguni, says the root cause of attacks by citizens of his country on Nigerians and other nationals was the believe that their means of livelihood was under threat. The envoy spoke in reaction to fresh xenophobic violence in South Africa. Mnguni, who said the solution to the crisis was being mapped out, assured that his country does not hate other nationals. His words: “The root cause can be viewed more as social challenges that exist when some people find out thatRead More
Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has described his successor, Nyesom Wike as a child who is not capable of governing a state. Amaechi said the reason Wike continues to falter and misfire was because the state is too big for a ‘child’ like him to handle. In a recent interview with some editors in Abuja, the minister accused the governor of trying to bury his achievements by changing the name of one of the projects he built. He said, “A governor should not tell lies but whenRead More
He’d been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man. He had the nose, cheeks, mouth, lips, jaw, chin, even the teeth of his donor. Resting in his hospital bed, he still couldn’t speak clearly, but he had something to say. “Far exceeded my expectations,” he scrawled in a notebook Last June, five months after his name was added toRead More
Senator representing Bayelsa East, Ben Murray-Bruce, has applauded Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, as the price of dollar continues to fall against the Naira. The Naira was traded between 400 and 460 against the dollar at the parrel market on Friday. In a tweet posted on Saturday, Bruce admitted that whatever Osinbajo is doing is “magic” and urged him to teach “his boss”. He wrote: “Whatever the acting President is doing to increase the value of the Naira is working. We appeal to him to teach his boss this magic heRead More
It was a mass wedding with a difference in Uganda as 200 brides were joined in Holy Matrimony with their respective grooms, the daily monitor news portal report. Contrary to the usual practice of brides being driven in posh vehicles to the church, the Miracle Center Cathedral in Uganda’s Rubaga chose to transport the brides en masse. Brides in their gowns were sent to the venue seated behind five decorated flatbed Mercedes Benz trailers. The trailers were escorted by police whiles the brides were guarded by armed counter terrorism police.Read More
Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko whose tenure ends on Friday, February 24 has formally handed over power to Chief Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) of the All Progressives Congress candidate as new Governor of the State.
Tonto Dikeh in a reply to a fan @best1stguy who was admonishing her to fix her marriage replied that her marriage was based on gross lies, deciet, scam and more darkness.. . See post below…
Permit me to begin this contribution with an interesting and historically accurate observation made by the Vanguard Newspaper on 3rd February 2015. They wrote, “Between 1983 and 1985, Peter Onu of Nigeria was Acting Secretary-General of the OAU. At the 1985 Summit in Addis Ababa, statesmen like Julius Nyerere, President of Tanzania, lobbied for his election as substantive Secretary-General. However, there was a major stumbling block to Peter Onu’s candidature: his Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, was campaigning against him. Buhari claimed: “This generation of Nigerians and indeed future generationsRead More
Nigeria’s Football Federation is backing a challenge to the long-serving President of the Confederation of African Football, Issa Hayatou. Mr. Hayatou is standing for an eighth successive term of office, but faces opposition from Ahmad Ahmad, the head of Madagascar’s FA. Amaju Pinnick, president of the NFF, told the BBC the election will be “a defining moment for African football”. He said Ahmad was “courageous” in coming forward to challenge Mr Hayatou.
Members of the Anambra State House of Assembly yesterday declared that they will not impeach governor Willie Obiano based on petition from a non-law maker and an opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party in the state. The factional state chairman of the PDP, chief Ken Emeakaye in a press conference at Ban Hill hotel in Awka Sunday called on the lawmakers to impeach the governor for allegedly proceeding on vacation for 30 days without remitting a letter to the House of Assembly. Speaking to Vanguard on the issue, a memberRead More
Paris Jackson sent a sweet birthday message to her little brother as he celebrate his 15th birthday. Michael Jackson’s middle offspring took to social media to send some love to her younger sibling, saying she can’t believe how fast he is growing. ” ughhhhhh my little man is 15 today. slow the f**k down, I want you to stay a baby forever,” she wrote. “This lil dude right here is one of the most strong, intelligent, and determined people I know. watching you grow up and slowly become a manRead More
Madonna’s newly adopted twins Esther and Stella pose in matching Adidas tracksuits in sweet social media snap
The little girls look adorable in the black and gold outfits Madonna has shared a sweet photo of her newly adopted twin girls Esther and Stella posing in matching tracksuits. Dressed in the black and gold outfits and matching gold headbands, the girls are both smiling to camera in the snap. “Today’s Blessing brought to you by Adidas!” Madonna wrote alongside it. The popstar was granted permission to adopt four-year-old twins Stella and Esther from Malawi earlier this month, and allowed to bring them home with her to the USRead More
Wayne Rooney may have played last game for Man United as club give him green light for immediate China move
Wayne Rooney was given the green light to leave Manchester United once he surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record. Eclipsing Charlton as United’s all-time leading scorer was the only hurdle to overcome before Rooney could begin to call time on his glittering Old Trafford career. After 549 appearances, 250 goals and having won every honour in the English game, Rooney’s United career is effectively over, his place in the club’s rich history assured. With the 31-year-old struggling to be fit for Sunday’s EFL Cup final against Southampton, Rooney may haveRead More
America’s new first lady is certainly bringing in a different kind of style to the White House
Mr Simon Adeoye, a 42 year old South African based Nigerian automobile mechanic, said on Tuesday that he lost N240.6 million (R10m) to the Xenophobic attack on his workshop on Saturday. Adeoye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Pretoria, South Africa, that he got a call on the day of the incident that his workshop had been set ablaze and rushed to the place. “By the time I got there, 29 cars of different make, some Nigerian passports, documents of the workshop, money and other personalRead More
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday wrote the Senate, seeking the confirmation of Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The acting President also sent the name of Mr. Adeyinka Asekun from Ogun state to the Senate for confirmation as non-career Ambassador. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, read two separate letters of Osinbajo during yesterday’s plenary. The letters are dated February 7, this year. In his letter on the CJN, Osinbajo said he requested for confirmation of Onnoghen in line with section 231 (1) of the country’s Constitution.
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his wife as first vice president, the latest move seen as tightening the family’s grip on the oil-rich Caspian nation. Tuesday’s appointment of Mehriban Aliyeva follows constitutional changes made after a tightly-managed referendum last year that introduced the powerful position of first vice president, the second most senior official in the countr Aliyeva, 52, has been an MP for the ruling Yeni Azerbaijan party since 2005 and head of the influential Heydar Aliyev Foundation – named after her father-in-law and former president. Born intoRead More
The presidency in a terse statement Tuesday said that President Muhammadu Buhari needed more rest as results of the various medical tests conducted on him indicated as such. Buhari left Nigeria for the UK on January 19 in what the presidency described as a medical vacation. Addressing Nigerians, however, on Tuesday, Buhari’s Special,Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said of the President’s health status, “During his normal annual checkup, tests showed he needed a longer period of rest, necessitating the President staying longer than originally planned.”
A prosecution witness, Mr. Babatunde Adepoju, while testifying before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama against Justice Adeniyi Ademola on Tuesday, revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari, during his certificate saga case, allegedly paid N500,000 to the embattled judge. Adepoju, is a Department of State Service’s (DSS’) investigator and the 16th prosecution witness (PW16) in the ongoing corruption trial of Justice Ademola, his wife, Olabowale and Joe Agi (SAN). He told the court that in the course of interrogating Agi that he had revealed that Buhari’s lawyer, Mr.Read More
Who owns an account in which N8.4billion has been found? This is the puzzle that detectives are battling to resolve, following the discovery of the bank account which has no signatories. The huge deposit has been traced to a bank which is believed to have assisted the money launderers to convert the cash to dollars. There was suspicion last night that the cash may have been wired into some foreign accounts, but the government has filed an ex parte motion to place it under temporary assets forfeiture. A telecommunications companyRead More
SENATOR Andy Uba, Anambra South, yesterday, told the Senate that he had dumped his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Deputy Senate Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is the only person in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that believes in fighting corruption in the country. Besides, he noted that the APC, just like the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lacks political ideology and are comprised of people of strange bedfellows who are today in the parties based on political tourism. Fielding questions from journalists in Jalingo yesterday, Bwacha, who represents Taraba South in the National Assembly, said while the president is committed to ridding theRead More
A woman who allegedly filmed herself urinating on the Koran before burning it and declaring war on Muslim ‘parasites’ faces six years in jail. The woman was identified as Sheila Szmerekova, 24, from the central Slovakian city of Ruzomberok after the video sparked outrage on social media. In the video, a woman is seen standing in front of the Slovak national flag with the Muslim holy book which she insults, urinates on and then sets alight. A Special Court in Banska Bystrica ruled she would be kept in custody beforeRead More
The National Caretaker Committee of the People Democratic Party (PDP) has approached the Supreme Court to seek a stay of execution on the judgment of the Appeal Court that reinstated Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman of the Party. The move by the caretaker committee came just as Sheriff Monday led a delegation to the home of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, to seek his advice and possibly get him to help negotiate a peaceful settlement of the party crisis.
No fewer than 21 persons have been reported killed in villages of Kaura and Jema’a Local Government Areas in southern Kaduna State. The state government yesterday confirmed the renewed attacks as the Garrison Commander of the Army’s 1 Division and the Commissioner of Police relocated to the area. It was learnt that gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, despite the presence of security agents, launched attacks on four communities, killing 21 people. Many houses were reportedly set ablaze during the Sunday and Monday attacks on Ashim, Nissi and Zilan in Atakad District, Kaura Local GovernmentRead More
The Presidency yesterday condemned the killing of Nigerians in xenophobic attacks in South Africa. “We have lost about 116 Nigerians in the last two years and in 2016 alone, about 20 were killed.This is unacceptable to the people and government of Nigeria,” the Presidency said in a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa. The Nigerian community has continued to live in fear. Some of its members were yesterday receiving calls threatening more attacks against their homes and businesses. TheRead More
Former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday endorsed Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman of the troubled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). But the party’s key stakeholders, including governors, Board of Trustees (BoT) members, National Assembly Caucus and former ministers, passed a vote of confidence in the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee. Jonathan’s endorsement came amid protests by the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee and other critical organs of the party against the Appeal Court’s ruling that affirmed Sheriff’s chairmanship.
A 21-year-old Islamic terrorist captured by security forces has admitted killing hundreds of people and raping “more than 200 women.” The militant had described how he moved from home to home, raping terrified women. He also told of how he slaughtered around 500 victims — either by beheading them or by putting a blindfold on them and firing a bullet into their skull. He said his actions were considered “normal” among the terror group’s ranks. “We shot whoever we needed to shoot and beheaded whoever we needed to beheaded,” theRead More
A university student shot himself dead moments after surviving a grisly road accident in Nairobi’s Loresho. Police say the deceased — Brian Kagwe — shot himself in the chest twice using his father’s gun. His mother Ms Nyambura Kagwe, said her son came home visibly disturbed having been involved in an accident a few minutes earlier with friends. She said, Kagwe, a student at the United States International University in Nairobi had been partying in the city with his friends when they decided to drive home on Friday night. According toRead More
FIFA president Gianni Infantino will be in South Africa and Zimbabwe this week to meet African football bosses and attend a birthday party. He has invited all 54 African national football association presidents to Johannesburg for two days of meetings, starting Tuesday. The 46-year-old Swiss-Italian leaves for Harare Thursday to attend the birthday party of Zimbabwe football chief Philip Chiyangwa.
Brazilian right back Dani Alves has slammed Barcelona directors for their treatment of him during his final seasons with the Spanish club. The former Barcelona star signed for Serie A champions Juventus on a free transfer last summer after eight years with the Catalan giants. “Those who run Barcelona today have no idea how to treat their players,” Alves told Spanish daily ABC on Monday. “I like to feel wanted, and if they don’t want me, I leave. Leaving Barca on a free was a classy punch. During my finalRead More
The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Monday, took a swipe at the All Progressives Congress administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the economy has suffered more crisis under the new government. Ekweremadu said this at the Peoples Democratic Party’s national stakeholders’ meeting held at the Ekiti State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja, on Monday. The Deputy Senate President, while decrying the worsening economic conditions of the country, alleged that “all APC promises had been kept in the reverse order.”
Nelson Ashinze is a nine-year-old Nigerian designer who is set to take over the world. His beautiful works have not gone unnoticed just as the Minister of State for Industry Trade and Investment, Mrs Aisha Abubakar has said the Federal Government will support nine-year-old Nelson Ashinze to realise his potential as a designer. Abubakar made the pledge during the presentation of Ashinze’s brand of designs, Nelson George Clothing, on Monday in Abuja. We are promoting “Made in Nigeria’’ and this is definitely a made in Nigeria initiative; so we areRead More
A Nigerian woman has finally given birth naturally to a beautiful baby girl after 19 years of being barren whereby she had 9 miscarriages and 4 IVFs . An Instagram user, Kaojo, took to her Instagram page to share her testimony.
The embattled national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff met with former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday, February 20. The both met at Jonathan’s residence in Abuja hours after security agencies cordoned off the International Conference Centre, the venue where the party’s caretaker committee, led by Ahmed Makarfi was to hold a stakeholders’ meeting. The Nation reports that Sheriff arrived at Jonathan’s Maitama home at 4.25pm. He was accompanied by some members of his National Working Committee (NWC). Those who accompanied him were the deputy nationalRead More
While Brad Pitt is back home alone, Angelina Jolie fled the country with their six kids to introduce them to powerful figures around the world. The 41-year-old actress landed in Cambodia with her brood over the weekend to attend the premiere of First They Killed My Father. Pitt and Jolie’s children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8 — were all smiles as they watched mom talk about her passion project at the event.
The Lagos State Government has filed criminal charge against the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens Estate Ltd, Richard Nyong and others over the collapse of a five-storey building under construction on Kushenla Road in Ikate Elegushi area of the State which killed no fewer than 35 persons. Apart from Lekki Gardens Estate Ltd, GT Rich Ltd, HC Insight Solutions Ltd, others charged alongside Nyong are Taiwo Odofin, Omolabake Mortune, Maruis Agwu, Sola Olumofe and Omotilewa Joseph. The defendants are facing six-count charge of failure to obtain building approval forRead More
The Police in Lagos yesterday exhumed the body of a woman who was allegedly killed by her husband and buried in a shallow grave. Sherifat Bello, is suspected to have been killed for ritual purpose at Ijora, Lagos, by Shakiru Bello, last Monday. The offence was committed last Monday inside an uncompleted building in the area. Police sources said it was not Bello’s first attempt to kill his wife. An earlier attempt which involved the suspect inserting charm in the woman’s private part had led to their separation, sources said.Read More
Ikeja Hotels Plc Chairman Mr. Goodie Ibru has resigned from office. It came barely two months after securing victory in court as the authentic chairman of the hotel. Ibru, recipient of the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger, said he decided to take the move in the interest of the company and the Ibru family. Ibru, in a statement, anchored his decision on the need to get Ikeja Hotels to perform statutory functions, which have been impossible as a result of multiplicity of law suits byRead More
In order to safeguard the integrity of the Journalism profession, the Lagos council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) says it has started a clampdown on fake journalists. Mr Deji Elumoye, Chairman of the council, told the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) on Monday in Lagos that the union had set up a committee to tackle the problem. He said that fake journalists, who usually extort the public, were denting the good image of the profession. “We are doing our best to ensure that quackery is erased from journalismRead More
FCC tracks N388.3b London-Paris Club refunds Consultants ‘got 2%’ Governors ‘shared 3%’ Seven governors have questions to answer in the alleged diversion of part of the N388.304billion London-Paris Club refunds into two accounts opened by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF).
Five months after the death of frontline businessman Chief Olorogun Michael Ibru, 16 of his children are in a legal tussle over their paternity and his multi-billion naira assets. One of his sons, Oboden Ibru, has approached the Igbosere High Court, Lagos, for a declaration, among others, that he and his 15 other siblings are entitled to the estate of their father. In a counter-claim, one of the late Chief Ibru’s daughters, Janet Ibru, urged the court to declare that only persons whose paternity are confirmed by a diagnostics centreRead More
A 25-year-old fortune teller, Olakunle Fayemi, who allegedly collected N100, 000 from a man, was on Monday brought before an Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State. The accused, whose address is unknown, is being tried for felony, fraud, fraudulent fortune telling and converting stolen money to personal use. Police Prosecutor Zedekiah Orogbemi told the court that the accused with others still at large conspired and committed the offences on Jan. 9 at about 9.30 p.m. at No 23, Oke Iloro St., in Okitipupa. According to Insp. Orogbemi, the accusedRead More