Sunday, March 12th, 2017


Floyd Mayweather is ‘out of retirement,’ calls for June fight with Conor McGregor

The story that will never die reared its ugly head again on Saturday, when Floyd Mayweather announced in England that he is coming out of retirement. This, of course, is massive news for boxing, given that Mayweather is the greatest boxer of his era and one of the best of all-time. And, being the showman he is, he played it for all it’s worth. “Everybody get your phone out,” Mayweather says. “Post this to the internet as soon as possible.” But he’s not coming out to face unified welterweight championRead More

Trump Demands 46 U.S. Attorneys Quit, Including Bharara

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved on Friday to sweep away most of the remaining vestiges of Obama administration prosecutors at the Justice Department, ordering 46 holdover United States attorneys to tender their resignations immediately — including Preet Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan. The firings were a surprise — especially for Mr. Bharara, who has a reputation for prosecuting public corruption cases. In November, Mr. Bharara met with then President-elect Donald J. Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan and told reporters afterward that both Mr. Trump and JeffRead More

Kazuyoshi Miura sets new mark as 50-year-old goalscorer

Kazuyoshi Miura has become professional football’s oldest goalscorer at the age of 50 years and 14 days. The former Japan striker scored the winner in Yokohama’s 1-0 defeat of Thespa Kusatsu in the second division of the J-League. Miura is already professional football’s oldest known player having beaten Stanley Matthews’ record earlier this month. “I’m glad to contribute to a win,” said Miura, who is in his 32nd season and spent time in Brazil earlier in his career. “I’m always looking to score but had a good feeling about today’sRead More

Arsenal’s squad needs major surgery, says Sunday Supplement panel

Arsenal’s squad needs a major overhaul in the summer, and that may be without Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, says John Cross on Sunday Supplement. Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has come under huge pressure in recent weeks, and with his contract up in the summer, there could be a new face leading the club and bringing in players. Cross, the Daily Mirror’s Chief Football Writer, says major surgery is needed on the playing squad at the Emirates, and that their summer recruits Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi have been “incrediblyRead More

Full text of Chocolate City’s statement on Audu Maikori’s re-arrest and prosecution

Co-founder of Chocolate City Group, Paul Okeugo, has issued an official statement on Audu Maikori’s re-arrest and possible prosecution on Monday. The statement chronicles how Maikori’s travails began; how he made efforts to correct any misunderstanding arising from the alleged ‘inciting’ commentaries; how the case has transformed from prosecution to persecution of ‎opposition figures in Kaduna state; and a call for peace and prayers for Southern Kaduna people. Read the full text below: AUDU MAIKORI HAS BEEN ARRESTED AGAIN! True to statements made by the Governor of Kaduna State, MallamRead More

Tonto Dike: Churchill killed our unborn child, he’s a yahoo boy – Actress alleges

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dike, has reacted to the latest claim by her estranged husband, Olakunle Churchill that she pointed a gun at his brother and went ahead to destroy his properties. In the video footage, a man, who identified himself as a Ghanaian police officer, Supt. Joseph Oppong, was seen, reading out what he said was Churchill’s statement, to the police, after his wife, Tonto Dikeh, destroyed some of his properties and pointed a gun at some people, while being drunk. Tonto was said to have done all these becauseRead More

Damilola Adegbite: Uche Maduagwu insists more celebrity marriages will crash

Controversial Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu, has claimed he already broke the news of actress Damilola Adegbite’s marriage crash a while back. Recall that immediately after the sudden breakup of Tonto Dike marriage with her ex-husband Olakunle Churchill, Uche Maduagwu had predicted that three more celebrity marriages would crash soon. Following the news making the rounds that Damilola and her Ghanian husband had parted ways, the actor took to his Instagram to shame those who never believed his prophecy and also insisted that more marriages will go down this year. AttributingRead More

Will Smith brings Vic Fall to Standstill

It was a one hour spectacle, but Victoria Falls is still abuzz with news about Hollywood star Will Smith’s surprise visit to the resort town last week.Smith visited the world famous Victoria Falls bridge last Thursday afternoon where he took to bungee jumping. His visit lifted the spirits of tourism players in the resort town, especially Shearwater, which made sure the actor fulfilled his dream to plunge into the mighty Zambezi. Shearwater public relations manager, Clement Mukwasi said Smith’s visit would put Zimbabwe on the world map. “He arrived hereRead More

Shocking couple only communicate via Whatsapp

A GWERU couple is living proof of jokes that usually circulate on social media on how relationships will soon exist through only communicating via WhatsApp while the lovers live in the same house. According to Charmaine Moyo (25) her husband Arnold Machekera (31) whom she has been married to for three months has not said a single word to her for a full month and only sends WhatsApp messages when he wants to communicate. Moyo said the reason why her husband has not been talking to her was because sheRead More

Alleged $229,000 fraud in Foreign Ministry: SERAP gives Onyeama 7 days to recall whistle-blower

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Geoffrey Onyeama requesting him to use his “leadership position to ensure and facilitate the immediate and unconditional reinstatement of whistle-blower Ntia Thompson sacked through a post on the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa’s notice Board for exposing an alleged $229,000 fraud in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.” The organization urged Mr Onyeama to “act swiftly to comply with the whistle-blowing policy of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, and international standards,Read More

Buratai, Biafra and the Guardians of Empire Nigeria (2) by Fani-Kayode

  The truth is that the unconscionable oppressors that constitute the Nigerian ruling elite and political class and those at the top never see things clearly until the explosion comes. More often or not they are intoxicated by the opium of power, they become deluded, they lose touch with reality and they are blinded by the awesome power that they wield. And when there is a reaction to their tyranny, arrogance and oppression and the call for resistance and self-determination begins to gather momentum, history proves that instead of reachingRead More

Buhari should resign not rest- Umar Sa’ad Hassan

President Muhammadu Buhari announced soon after returning from a medical leave lasting a month and 19 days that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo was going to continue in that capacity as he still needed to ‘rest’. I totally understand the need for that as a lot of us already knew he was battling something serious for the Presidency to keep the nature of his ailment under wraps. If it were a medical condition not worth losing any sleep over, I trust Femi Adesina to have disclosed it to us in aRead More

Buhari has anaemia, says professor of medicine

A medical expert, Professor Femi Williams, categorically said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari, was anaemic. This, the certified physician in Anatomic Pathology from London and Ireland, told The Nation in an interview, could only have been responsible for the blood transfusion which the president got during his medical vacation in the United Kingdom. Buhari admitted on his return home on Friday that he had transfusion in London. “We now have a pretty good idea of diagnosis, which is now comprehensive or good enough to say that the diagnosis of PresidentRead More

Queen Elizabeth’s Cousin Given Chieftaincy Title In Calabar

  Prince Michael Franklin, the Paternal first counsin to Queen Elizabeth II has been given the title, Adaidaha of Efik Eburutu by the Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V. The Obong, who is a Treaty King and Grand Patriarch of the Efik Kingdom, also conferred the President of Brazzaville Foundation, Mr. Johnnie Olivier, with the same title in recognition of his global peace initiatives. The duo was led to the palace of the Obong by a former governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Duke, alongside aRead More

Buhari Remains Indoors After His Return

According to reports, President Muhammadu Buhari remained indoors inside his official residence on Saturday, March 11, 24 hours after he returned to the country from a 49-day medical vacation. Recall he returned to the country in the early hours of Friday from London, United Kingdom, where he had been on medical sojourn since January 19. Shortly after meeting some state governors and top government officials led by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the First Lady Conference Hall, Buhari retired into his official residence. The President, who was conspicuously absent at theRead More

Man Stabs His Mother To Death over food

A middle aged man is in police custody for allegedly butchering his  mother to death along Itele Ota road in Ogun state. According to a facebook user who posted the story, the man who is said to be a medical doctor  said he killed his mother for not giving him food.  

Domestic violence a scourge in Africa-Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Dikeh displaying evidence of domestic violence from her estranged husband Tonto Dikeh posted this message on her Facebook page detailing the problem of domestic voilence.. Domestic violence is a scourge in the world.In Africa especially,this evil is rampant.African traditions preach & teach the almost absolute submission of the wife to the husband or the husband’s almost ownership of the wife.Hence, to the uninformed & uneducated woman,domestic violence is easily accepted as a norm,this is precisely the reason why domestic violence is rampant in our society.It is therefore obvious thatRead More