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Friday, 24 November 2017

Lionel Messi wins European Golden Shoe Award (Photos)

Barcelona star Lionel Messi received the European Golden Shoe award for the fourth time on Friday, after becoming the highest goalscorer across all of Europe's major leagues last season.

The 30-year-old Argentine won the prize after netting 37 times for Barcelona, drawing him level with Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo's previous record.

Oritse Femi & Nabila spray money on each other at their Bachelor and Bachelorette Party (Watch)


This weekend music star Oritse Femi is getting married to his heartthrob Nabila Fash.

Ahead of their nuptials this Saturday, the couple stepped out this week for their individual Bachelor and Bachelorette parties, however, towards the end of the night Nabila and her friends stormed the venue of Oritse Femi’s party and it became a combined party.

'Atiku is just a serial defector and presidential aspirant' - El-Rufai

The governor of Kaduna, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai on Friday said it was good that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar left the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) early.

El-Rufai said these in an interview with State House correspondents after joining Buhari in observing Jumu’ah at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Atiku on Friday announced that he was leaving the APC. He did not say the party he was going to join, although he is expected to run for president on the platform of the opposition PDP.

Politicians storm Warri as Ayiri Emami is installed the Ologbotsere (Prime Minister) of Warri Kingdom

Warri based billionaire oil magnate and politician, Ayiri Emami, was installed the Ologbotsere (Prime Minister) of Warri kingdom by the Olu of Warri, HRH Ogiame Ikenwoli, on Thursday.

Amongst the dignitaries that graced the occasion included the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Former Delta state governor James Ibori and his wife, former governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, former Bayelsa State state governor, Timipre Sylva; Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora matters, Abike Dabiri-Erewa; Presidential Adviser on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, and All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Delta State, Prof Pat Utomi, Onosode Igbinedion, former Delta State Speaker, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei, and APC 2015 Delta state governorship candidate, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor.

Atiku has realised APC is a fraud – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have expressed joy on the exit of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

OAP N6 who was a groomsman at Dr Sid & Simi's wedding asks God to fix their marital crisis

 
It was reported few days ago, that the 3-year marriage between Nigerian singer, Dr Sid and his wife, Simi Esiri is in crisis.

Now, OAP N6 has reached out in prayers to the couple following the report. N6 who was a groomsman at their wedding, has asked God to fix their marital crisis.

His comment as shared on his Instastory below.

Egypt mosque attack: Death toll rises to 235

The death toll from the bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Sinai, Egypt, has risen to 235, state media say.

Militants launched a bomb and gun attack in al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, during Friday prayers.

It is the deadliest attack of its kind since an Islamist insurgency in the peninsula was stepped up in 2013.

APC reacts to Atiku’s exit from the party

The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi said former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, was yet to formally inform the party of his decision to leave.

Bolaji told newsmen at the party secretariat that the party was yet to see any official notification.

"I'm not stupid but I'm sticking with him" Wayne Rooney's wife, Coleen on rumoured split

Wayne Rooney's wife, Coleen has finally broken her silence on her rumoured split from her husband.

In Facebook post today, Coleen revealed that she is giving her nine year marriage a second chance even after his 'silly and selfish mistake'.

There have been reports that their marriage was on the rocks following the footballer's wild night out in September.

Throwback to when Atiku Abubakar said "APC is my last bus stop!"


As the saying goes, 'the internet never forgets!'

So today, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar dumped his Party, the APC and we are 99% sure that he's heading to back to PDP.

Atiku, who have history of decamping from one party to another over his presidential ambition, in a lengthy letter, said that the party has failed Nigerians and that he’d become disillusioned with the APC, and was leaving.

INEC fixes date for the Anambra Central Senatorial District election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed January 13, 2018, for the conduct of the rerun Anambra Central Senatorial District election.

The seat became vacant following the nullification of the 2015 election for the position by an election tribunal.

Fani-Kayode, Reno Omokri, Ben Bruce, other Nigerians react to Atiku Abubakar dumping APC

Former vice president Atiku Abubakar, today, resigned from his party All Progressives Congress (APC).

Atiku, in a lengthy letter, complained that he’d become disillusioned with the party, and was leaving.
The party failed to keep its promises to the people, he wrote, and refuses to take the youths into consideration.

Court remands Maryam Sanda who allegedly stabbed husband to death

Maryam Sanda, the woman who allegedly stabbed her husband Bilyamin Bello to death has been remanded in prison custody by the FCT High Court, Sahara Reporters reports.

The FCT police command had arraigned her on charges bordering on culpable homicide.

'85 killed in bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Sinai, Egypt'

Suspected militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province, killing at least 85 people, the state news agency says.

Witnesses told Egyptian media it happened in the town of Bir al-Abed near al-Arish during Friday prayers.

Alex Ekwueme will get national burial – FG

The Federal Government yesterday announced that the late former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, will be given a national burial.

Consequently, the Federal Government has set up a committee headed by the Secretary of the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, and has also opened a condolence register at the State House, Abuja.

New Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa praises ‘father of the nation’ Robert Mugabe, vows to hold “democratic” elections next year

Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed to to serve all citizens and hold “democratic” elections next year as scheduled, while being sworn in as Zimbabwe’s second president since independence in 1980.

He said he felt "deeply humbled" to take the role.

And he said he was "not oblivious to the many Zimbabweans from across the political and racial divide who have helped make this day."

Ben Murray-Bruce congratulates Atiku for leaving APC

Senator representing Bayelsa East, Ben Murray-Bruce has said the investments of former Vice-president, Atiku Abubakar may be further targeted for leaving the All Progressives Congress.

Atiku had left the ruling APC on Friaday, stating that it was a ‘dying party’.

Court increases Oscar Pistorius’ jail term to 13 years & 5 months

The Supreme Court of Appeal in South Africa has more than doubled the prison sentence of Paralympic Oscar Pistorius, Guardian reports.

Pistorius killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, after shooting her four times through a locked bathroom door in his home on Valentine’s Day in 2013, claiming he mistook her for a burglar.

Janet Jackson and ex, Jermaine Dupri may be getting back together

Following her split from billionaire Qatari husband in April 2017, Janet Jackson may be getting her groove back already.

Insiders say she is reconnecting with her ex and music producer, Jermaine Dupri and they are “consistently in contact“.

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe's Interim President


Former Zimbabwe Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has just been sworn in as the country's Interim President.

It follows the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe after 37 years of authoritarian rule.

The former vice-president's dismissal earlier this month by Mugabe led the ruling Zanu-PF party and the army to intervene and force Mugabe to quit.

‘This party has failed’ - Atiku resigns from APC

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Atiku disclosed this in a statement he released on Friday.

He said he took the decision after consulting “God, his family members and supporters”.

Atiku added that APC is dying party.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Police reinstates officer indicted in the Apo Six murders

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Danjuma, who was reportedly responsible for the extra-judicial killing of five young auto spare parts traders and a young woman on June 7, 2005, in Apo, Abuja, has been reinstated by the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).

The victims, Ekene Isaac Mgbe, Ifeanyi Ozor, Chinedu Meniru, Paulinus Ogbonna, Anthony Nwokike, and Augustina Arebu, were returning from a nightclub when they were stopped at a police checkpoint and murdered by a team of policemen led by Mr Danjuma.

'I wish I pressured you more not to marry Maryam' – Friend of man stabbed to death by Wife

Bilyamin Bello and Dikko Mustapha
The son of former People’s Democratic Party chairman Haliru Bello, Bilyamin Bello, who was allegedly stabbed to death by his wife, would have celebrated his 36th birthday today.

Bilyamin’s friend, Dikko Mustapha on his Facebook page, penned an emotional tribute to his friend.

Mustapha reflected on the time they had spent together, stating he wished he had continued to put pressure on Bilyamin not to marry Maryam Sanda, his alleged murderer.

Oba of Benin visits President Buhari (Photos)

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President Buhari received Oba of Benin H.R.M. Omo N'Oba Uku Akpolokpolo Ewuare II in at the State House, Abuja, on Thursday.

The Oba of Benin visited the President with his Council of Chiefs.

More photos..

Footballer Robinho bags 9 years in Jail for sexual assault

Former Manchester City and Brazil star striker, Robinho has been sentenced to 9 years in jail for sexual assault, according to a report by Sky News.

The 33-year old was found guilty of assaulting a 22-year old lady he met in a Milan bar along with 5 other men when he still played for AC Milan in 2013.
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