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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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.
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
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 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
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
A 19 year old woman and super-fan of one of Hollywood most beautiful women Angelina Jolie has undergone 50 surgeries to look like her idol. However, going by her recent photos she is far from looking anything like Angelina Jolie.
Former Bosnia-Croatian military leader Slobodan Praljak 72 has committed suicide in the court at Hague. After losing his appeal at the International Criminal Tribunal which had earlier sentenced him to 20 years in jail for his involvement with six other politicians in a campaign to drive Muslims out of a would-be Bosnia Croatia mini state in Bosnia in the early 1990s. He yelled in the court ‘I am not a war criminal!’ and drank a substance from a small bottle and has since died in the hospital.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un declared on Wednesday that his country have achieved full nuclear statehood. This is coming after successfully testing The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching anywhere in the United State. This was announced on the North Korean state television. The Korean leader declared that we have finally realised the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force, the cause of building a rocket power,” “The great success in the test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-15 is a priceless victory won by the great and heroicRead More
Scientists testing what is believed to be the tomb of Jesus have confirmed that the tomb indeed held the body of Jesus about 2000 years ago. The tomb sealed with marble slab since AD 1555 to prevent damage from visitors was excavated and scientists found inside the tomb a limestone bed which legend say may have held the body of Christ. Tests using a technique called optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) of mortar from the limestone bed revealed when the quartz within the masonry was last exposed to light. The resultsRead More
Top adviser and daughter to Donald Trump Ivanka Trump who is attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India has praised the growing economic and security ties between the US and India. She was personally invited by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She co-hosted the Summit with the Indian Prime Minister on Tuesday where she highlighted the importance of of entrepreneurial woman in global businesses. However, she has been criticised for the colourful dress she wore for the official meeting of the Indian Prime Minister. The $3,500 colourful dressRead More
Don Jazzy has reportedly sacked his bodyguard who was caught on camera talking down to a woman in an eatery in Lagos state. The bodyguard identified as Chidi Irechukwu was said to have threatened to beat up the lady who called him out for parking wrongly while trying to get some food. In a video of the incident which has gone viral, the macho man could be seen shouting angrily at a lady while exchanging words with her. Chidi who was identified as Don Jazzy’s Bodyguard was relieved of hisRead More
Miss Universe 2017 has been won by Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. This is the second time South Africa has won the title, the first was won by Margaret Gardiner in 1978. She was crown by the outgoing Miss Universe Iris Mittanaere. The pageant was held on Sunday in Las Vegas in the US. She competed against 91 contestant around the world to clinch the crown. This year ‘s entrants is said to be the highest in the history of the competition.
Clarence House has announced that Prince Harry 33 and his American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle 36 are engaged and the wedding will take place in Spring of 2018. After the nuptials, the couple plan to reside in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.
Chris Brown tweeted Michael Jackson dangerous album with the caption 26. Jackson produced the dangerous album 26 November, 1991. This tweet has had thousands of likes, retweets and comments, with one tweeting a video and said bring him back. With another tweeting dead or alive he remains a legend.
More and more men are finding unique ways of proposing to their women. A man Ojay rented a billboard in CMS Lagos to propose to his girl friend. It reads ‘will you marry me Tammy?’ ‘you are the one. The excited lady Tamilore said yes. The proposal which took place at CMS, Lagos attracted people who were admiring the unique proposal. Ujah also put the picture of girl friend on the billboard.
A 28-year-old housewife who allegedly killing her 40-day-old stepson says her husband and the mother of the child have forgiven her. The suspect said this when the Katsina police command paraded her on Friday. She denied killing the child intentionally, saying she only gave the baby drinking water. She said she had used her hand to spread rat poison but had not washed it by the time she gave the baby water with it. “The mother of the baby and my husband have forgiven me, but the parents of myRead More
In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani writes about the Nigerian man who composed some 200 hymns, despite having leprosy. Nigeria’s most famous victim of leprosy was fatally injured in a motor accident 40 years ago, and a ceremony is being held to mark the anniversary of the music composer’s death. Born in 1905, Ikoli Harcourt Whyte was diagnosed with leprosy as a teenager, at a time when there was no effective cure for the dreaded disease which usually leads to deformity ofRead More
The Mountain of Liberation and miracle ministries presided over Dr. Chris Okafor concluded their 14th Year anniversary tagged lion of Judah on Sunday in Lagos. The week long celebration was marked by teaching, healing, deliverance, prophesies and music. The man of God through prophesy singled out many that were healed and delivered. Dr. Chris Okafor is a prophet with an unusual anointing in dealing with evil altars, breaking of curses and many more. The climax of the celebration was the cutting of the anniversary cake. He was joined by familyRead More
10 year old Jack Bennet from UK whose makeup tutorial has gone viral and with an Instagram account of more than 300,000 followers has joined the list of male makeup bloggers only that this time he is only 10.
The white wedding of Olubankole wellington with the stage name Banky W and Adesuwa Etomi which is a climax of their wedding which has been trending on social media with the hashtag #BAAD2017 was concluded in South Africa on Saturday. The wedding took place in a South African church with close friends and family members in attendance. Some of the pictures of the wedding:
Celebrating culture Tanzanian Lilian Ericaah Maraule dresses in a seed pods to represent her country at the National Costume Show in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Paralympic runner, Oscar pistorius has had his sentence increased to 13 years. The South Africa Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein has set aside the judgement of the high court of six years sentence which was deemed too lenient and substituted it with 13 years and five month. According to the Judge Pistorius should have served 15 years but the court took into account the time he had already served. The athlete fired shots through the bathroom door killing his girl friend in 2013 claiming that he believed he wasRead More
After the political turmoil in Zimbabwe the country is basking in the euphoria of a new era as former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa 75 has formally been sworn in as the new president. Mnanagagwa is to serve the remainder of Mugabe’s tenure before election next year. He took the oath office Friday at the 60,000 capacity national stadium in Harare even as former president Robert Mugabe was give immunity from prosecution and also granted his wish to remain in the country for the remainder of his life. Mugabe who hadRead More
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has formally resigned as a member of All Progressive Peoples Congress APC. In a statement released on Friday and personally signed by him he said he took the decision after consultation with his God , family, supporters and Nigerians. Saying he will take time to ponder on his future. Giving reasons for his decision the Waziri Adamawa decried the arbitrariness and unconstitutionality in the party that has led to fractionalization. The statement reads: “Be that as it may be, after due consultation with my God,Read More
A nearly naked woman stroll a mall in Towson, Maryland expertly dressed in body paint. The model Maria Luciotti was dressed in a painted shirt and pair of jeans by body paint artist Jen Seidel. According to Jen who has shared the story on her YouTube channel and bored panda ‘My daughter and I painted this model for about three hours to make a nice fall outfit. ‘Besides pasties, a thong, and a hat/scarf, she’s basically naked!’ People were caught off guard and shocked when they realised she was wearingRead More
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has agreed to reimburse the Beverly Hill police $450 after they responded to five calls of noise complaints at a house he was renting in summer. The charge has been changed from a misdemeanor which carries six month jail to disturbance of peace infraction which carries $100. Lukaku 24, was arrested in July while awaiting signing to United from Everton for 75m pounds The case comes up for hearing at Los Angeles Airport Courthouse on 18 December.
Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has resigned as president on Tuesday. The speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda announced the resignation to lawmakers on Tuesday. Bringing an end to the 37 year rule of Mugabe characterised by oppression and economic collapse. The letter was read by the speaker and part of the letter reads: “I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation… with immediate effect”. The resignation of the president has elicited wild celebration and jubilation in Zimbabwe. Mugabe had resistedRead More
Chinese model Xi Mengyao tumbles down on the runaway in her home town on Victoria’s Secret Fashion week which kicked off in Shanghai Monday night. The video of the slip has since gone ultra-viral on Chinese social media, becoming the hottest topic on Weibo. The 28 year Shanghai native soon apologised on her Weibo, which has attracted more than 360,000 likes, 100,000 comments and 40,000 shares. She said “I’m sorry for letting you all down and thank you for your concern,” “Working as a model for seven years, I haveRead More