December, 2017


Messi: I hope football repays its debt to me

Lionel Messi has revealed that he still bears the sad memory of losing the 2014 World Cup but hopes Russia 2018 brings good tidings for him. The Barcelona forward led a team of Argentine players that had lost three cup finals – 2014 World Cup lost to Germany and back to back Copa America final lost to Chile. The five-time Ballon D’or winner was instrumental for his country who almost missed the chance of qualifying for Russia 2018 – scoring three goals against Ecuador. After Argentina 3-0 win of Ecuador,Read More

They Fled Boko Haram, Only To Be Raped By Nigeria’s Security Forces

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — The camp was supposed to be a refuge. Falmata’s life had been stolen by war ever since the sixth grade, when she was abducted from her home and raped repeatedly by Boko Haram’s fighters for the next three years. She finally escaped last spring, slipping into the bush while her captors slept. Fourteen years old and alone, she made it to a camp for victims of the war, and had just settled in for the night when she heard footsteps outside her tent. A security officer’s voiceRead More

Messi Wary of Super Eagles

Argentina attacker Lionel Messi has admitted that he is wary of Nigeria after the teams were pooled together in last week’s draw for the 2018 World Cup. The Super Eagles and the South American heavyweights were placed in Group D alongside Croatia and debutants Iceland. Messi said that the Super Eagles are a dangerous team who have powerful attackers, as demonstrated in their 4-2 friendly win over Argentina in Russia during the last international window. “Nigeria is like that, they have two faces. If they have their day, they scoreRead More

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Messi wins Ballon D’Or for the fifth time

Cristiano Ronaldo beats his rival Messi to win the Ballon D’Or Thursday for the fifth time equally his record. He received the award at the top of the Eiffel Tower at the glitzy bash in the French capital. The Real Madrid star  won the award decided by a group of 173 journalists from across the planet on behalf of France Football Magazine. Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to win the La Liga and retained the Champions league. Ronaldo told L’Equipe TV,  “I’m very happy. To get this prize in Paris is aRead More

Saudi Crown Prince buys Jesus portrait for record breaking $450.3m

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is reported to be behind the the purchase of the portrait of Jesus “Salvator Mundi” by Leonardo da Vinci’ for record breaking $450.3m. American and Arab officials familiar with the arrangement said Thursday. New York Times learned that the purchase was executed in the name of Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed who is a close confidant of the crown Prince and it is believed that the Crown Prince must have funded the purchase. However, Prince Bader in a statement Thursday in aRead More

Bayern Munich fans throw fake money on Neymar-video

Bayern Munich fans hurled customised counterfeit  500 Euro  notes with Neymar’s face on it as he moved to take the first corner shot in the 34th minutes on Tuesday. The Brazilian is no stranger to having things thrown at him during matches as he claimed fans threw baguettes during PSG 2-2 draw with Marseille. He seemed to have seen the notes and his face emblazoned on it or may be he did not see his face but he cleared the fake notes with is foot and continued with the game.Read More

Rage! As Trump declares Jerusalem capital of Israel-photos

Ahead of the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem lunchtime today by the US President Donald Trump, this is amidst wide spread criticisms by friends and foes of the plan. Though an official had stated that it will take three to four years to build the US embassy in Jerusalem. The Palestinians have described the Middle East peace process finished. Meanwhile tension has escalated with the  burning of Israeli and US flags in Gaza. Hamas hasRead More

Wow! six year old Russian the most beautiful girl in the world?

Anastasia Knyazeva a six year old Russian child model has  been hailed by followers as the “most beautiful girl in the world’.  Following the footstep of French child model Thylane Blondeau  now 16 who at six was declared as the most beautiful girl in the world. The six year old is represented by President Kids management and with 500,000 Instagram followers which is managed by her mother Anna. Her mother regularly posts photographs of the six year old’s photo shoots, as well as snaps of her backstage. Another young RussianRead More

Court orders the unfreezing of Patience Jonathan’s accounts

A Federal High court sitting in Abuja and presided over by Justice Binta Nyako yesterday ordered the lifting of an order made on May 30 freezing 16 bank accounts linked to the former first lady Patience Jonathan. Justice Murtala Nyako ordered that the 16 accounts containing aggregate sum of $5.8 and N3.5billion linked to Mrs Jonathan to be unfreezed. Listed as applicants with Mrs. Jonathan, in the application, are the Incorporated Trustees of Ariwabai Aruera Reachout Foundation, Pagmat Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited, Flinchley Top Homes Limited, Incorporated Trustees ofRead More

Trump finally recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel amidst tension

The United States President Donald Trump will announce on Wednesday of the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and also will direct the move of the U.S embassy there. Trump is to sigh a national security waiver to delay the moving of the embassy since the US has no structure yet in Jerusalem. A White House official said it will take three to four years to build an embassy in Jerusalem. Earlier on Trump had spoken to his allies in the Middle East of his decision all expressedRead More

If Nigeria makes the mistake of bringing back Buhari in 2019 … – Fani-Kayode

A NATION OF BELIEVERS In both 2008 and 2012 I warned the world and particularly Africa and the Middle East about the evil of Barack Obama. No-one listened. Femi Fani_kayode & President Buhari In 2011 I warned the world about the consequences of removing Muammar Gadaffi for Africa and the Middle East. No-one listened. In 2015 I warned the world and Nigeria about supporting and electing Muhammadu Buhari as President of our country. No-one listened. In 2016 I warned Nigeria and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) about making Ali ModuRead More

Southsouth governors insist on Secondus for PDP chair

Southsouth Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders yesterday vowed to fight to the death for the party’s chairman. The zone’s governors and leaders said they would attend Saturday’s  national convention as a united front. They are backing former Interim Chairman Uche Secondus for the coveted seat. Their stand has paved the way for a major crisis, with Southwest aspirants warming up to fight for the seat. The party chiefs spoke at the PDP Zonal Congress hosted in Port Harcourt by Governor Nyesom Wike. Besides Secondus and Chief Raymond Dokpesi, all other chairmanship aspirantsRead More

Former Vice President Atiku arrives at PDP headquarter in Abuja

Former Vice president Atiku Abubakar has arrived at the Wadata secretariat of the People Democratic Party. He was received by the spokesperson of the party Prince Dayo Adeyeye. The former Vice President was accompanied by a large crowd of supporters and praise singers who were dancing and singing. He said to be at meeting with the National Caretaker Committe of the party led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi.    

Neymar happy to avoid Nigeria at the group stage of the World Cup

The captain of the Brazilian national team Neymar has expressed his happiness that his side will not be playing any African team at the group stage of the World Cup slated for June, 2018. He was giving his stake shortly after Brazil was grouped alongside Serbia, Costa Rica and Switzerland in group E. He was particularly thrilled that his side was not grouped with Nigeria saying ‘They run a lot and are very physical in their approach’. ‘We are no doubt still up against strong sides at the World Cup’.Read More

IBB, Jonathan reject PDP governors choice for chair

There are moves to checkmate some Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) governors pushing to install the party’s chairman at Saturday’s convention, sources said at the weekend. Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike is leading the plan to put former Interim Chairman Uche Secondus on the much coveted seat. But former military President Ibrahim Babangida, some PDP  founding fathers, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) may have teamed up to block the governors whose ranks may have been broken. Four governors, including two from the Southeast,  mayRead More

An upcoming artist committ’s suicide saying ‘I’m at war’

An upcoming artist has committed suicide according to his friend. Recounting the incidence his friend said they usually go to church together but he declined to go to church that faithful day only for him to come back and meet his blood soaked body after stabbing himself to death. His last Facebook post was on the 2nd of Dec. he posted “I’m at war “ His friend’s story: “I’ve been seeing posts of suicide I never believed it until today, This my close friend just committed suicide, I’m in pains.Read More

13 year old girl raped by a pastor dies after giving birth to twins

An unidentified 13 year old girl have reportedly died after giving birth to a set of twins in Calabar. The girl according to George Odok who posted the incident on his Facebook page was raped by a pastor.  

Outrage as Anglican Priest asks his congregants to pray for Prince George to be gay

An Anglican priest Kelvin Holdsworth has sparked outrage after a blog post asking congregants to pray in the privacy of their heart for Prince George to be gay.   He wrote God should bless Prince George with love, when he grows up, of a fine young gentleman The post which was originally posted by him in 2016 has resurfaced on different media platforms. The Scottish Episcopal minister had written a piece on how to change the Church of England. Though same sex marriage was legalised in England and Wales but it isRead More

Atiku Rejoins PDP, No Automatic Ticket for Him, Says Makarfi

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has finally ended the waiting game and rejoined the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), after quitting the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) more than a week ago. The former vice-president made the announcement on Facebook where he also fielded questions from Nigerians. He said the complaints he had with the PDP before he left the party under which he was vice-president from 1999-2007, had been resolved, thus laying the groundwork for his return. But even as the former vice-president announced his return to the PDP,Read More

Elton John’s mother passes away

Elton John 70 has just revealed that his mother Sheila Farebrother passed away today. The singer who was at loggerhead with his mother for many years only reconciled with his mother in May after about nine years of not speaking with each other. He posted a photo of them together on Instagram and said ‘So sad to say that my mother passed away this morning. I only saw her last Monday and I am in shock. Travel safe Mum. Thank-you for everything. I will miss you so much. Love, Elton’.Read More

Angelina Jolie ‘look alike’ Iranian Sabar Tabar’s health in danger- doctor

Iranian social media sensation Sabar Tabar 22 who had had more than 50 surgeries to look like Prad Pitt’s estranged wife Angelina Jolie is in danger as doctors are saying the procedure could cost Tabar her life. She has reportedly lost 80 pounds  to achieve her skeletal look. Thousands were shocked by her appearance and within 24 hours her Instagram account went viral and increase from 270,000 to 553,000 followers. According to a doctor the nose is distorted from having too many surgeries. She wears bright blue eye contact. ApartRead More

US barred Buhari for 15 years over sharia — Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was barred from the United States for 15 years due to his religious views. Atiku was quoted as saying this during an interview with Dele Momodu, which was part of his weekly column titled, ‘Pendulum’, published in The Boss Magazine. Buhari had, at a seminar organised by the Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria in August 2001, said, “God willing, we will not stop the agitation for the total implementation of the Sharia in the country. I will continue to show openlyRead More

When last did your pastor preach about rapture

Rapture is the greatest human event being awaited by Christians and even non Christians. Any one who could not make rapture is doomed to experience the great tribulation or escape it by receiving the mark of the beast 666. However, any person with the mark of the beast is forever doomed. Apostle Paul who wrote: “….. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. ThenRead More

Egyptian lawyer jailed for saying women in ripped jeans should be raped

An Egyptian lawyer has been sentenced to three years in prison for saying that women who wear ripped jeans should be raped in punishment. Nabih al-Wahsh, a prominent conservative, was also fined 20,000 Egyptian pounds (£839; $1,130). The lawyer made the remarks on a TV panel show in October, during a debate on a draft law on prostitution. “Are you happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind showing?” he said. He added: “I say that when a girl walks about like that,Read More

How paying tithe saved my job

There has been argument on the desirability or not of paying tithe by new testament Christians. Most of these arguments are not backed by scriptures but emotions except people who mention Mal. 3:10 and for emphasis Mal. 3:8-11. Tithe in the old testament was meant for the Levites because God did not give them inheritance with their brethren. Num.18:20-23 “Behold I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation…Read More

Girl 11 takes her own life because of her appearance

An 11 year old girl  Milly Tuomey who was dissatisfied with her appearance took her own life according to inquest yesterday. Through her Instagram account she posted how and when she wanted to die before she took her life in 2016. In one of her post she wrote ‘beautiful girls don’t eat. Her elder sister and her school notified the parents of the Instagram posting as effort to get help for her could not be concluded before she took her life.  

Russia 2018 World Cup draw the teams as they stand

The 2018 World Cup draw was drawn in Kremlin on Friday. 32 teams qualified for the sport fiesta to kick off 15th of June, 2018. Nigeria is drawn for the fifth time with Argentina while Spain and Portugal  are drawn in the same group. Russia will take on Saudi Arabia in the opening match. The breakdown of the group is as follow: Diego Maradona, a World Cup winner in 1986, and his girlfriend, Rocío Oliva, arrive at the draw.CreditMatthias Hangst/Getty Images