Monday, 16 October 2017

Governor Wike meets Cristano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, to set up Real Madrid Football Academy in Rivers State (Photos)

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Monday, toured training facilities of Real Madrid Football Club as part of the process of setting up of a Real Madrid Academy in Rivers State.

The governor met with officials of the club,  Football Megastar, Cristano Ronaldo  and Real Madrid Captain, Sergio Ramos where further modalities were discussed.

Governor Wike was accompanied on the inspection tour by the State Commissioner of Sports, Mr Boma Iyaye and Former Nigerian International, Adokiye Amiesimaka.

Nigeria re-elected into UN Human Rights Council

Nigeria has been re-elected into the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva for the 2018 to 2020 term at an election held on Monday at the UN Headquarters in New York.

The Ambassador/Deputy Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Amb. Samson Itegboje, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that Ghana and Sierra Leone stepped down for Nigeria.

Shonda Rhimes becomes third black woman to be inducted into TV Hall of Fame

Shonda Rhimes, the creator of some super TV shows; Scandal, How to Get Away to Murder and Grey’s Anatomy recently joined a league of inspiring women; Oprah Winfrey and singer Diahann Carroll, on Thursday by being the third black woman to be inducted into the TV Hall of Fame.

According to Vanity Fair, Shonda will be inducted formally at a ceremony on the 15th of November at the Academy’s Saban Media Center.

Toolz shows off her CURVY glory in new photo shoot

Media personality Tolu 'Toolz' Oniru-Demuren showed of her 'dangerous curves' while rocking three different outfits in new photo shoot.

Toolz recently launched her own Instagram show ‘Can You Tell With Toolz’, which engages her followers with intellectually tasking questions. Her followers get to answer while one lucky winner takes home a star prize.

See photos below.

Don’t bury $25bn NNPC scandal like the grass cutter allegations - Oby Ezekwesili tells Buhari

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to cover up the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) fraud allegations.

She said this in response to memo by Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu.

The Presidency had earlier claimed that there was no $26bn contracts or missing money in NNPC.

Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley puts up club for sale

Owner of Premier League club Newcastle United, Mike Ashley has put the club up for sale.

The Magpies have been relegated twice from the English top flight during Ashley’s 10-year reign.

Nigeria moves up in latest FIFA ranking

Nigeria has moved up three places to the 41st position in the World and retained the fifth in Africa in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola world rankings.

It said that Nigeria had 721 points compared to the 696 in September

Cristiano Ronaldo & pregnant girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez out for lunch date in Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo and his pregnant girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez stepped for a lunch date this afternoon ahead of his team Champions League's clash with Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow.

The Real Madrid and Portuguese star shared the photo with his beau at the Tatel Resturant, where Ronaldo describes as 'the best restaurant in town'.

Tania Omotayo studying at University of the Arts, London

Fashion entrepreneur Tania Omotayo has begun classes at the University of Arts, London.

The ex-girlfriend of Wizkid and sister to Peter Okoye's wife, Lola Omotayo, made the revelation on her Instagram Story, posting a photo of herself in class, and another of the university signboard.

See the posts below:

Agbakoba asks court to sack Buhari as Petroleum minister

Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olisa Agbakoba, SAN has filed a claim against the Federal Government of Nigeria to determine the Constitutional qualification of the President of Nigeria to also hold executive office as Minister of Petroleum Resources.

Agbakoba argued before the Federal High Court in Abuja that on the basis of section 138 of the Constitution disqualifying the President of Nigeria from taking any paid employment or holding executive office of Minister of Petroleum Resources, the President cannot hold office as Minister of Petroleum Resources.

Terror group, Al-Shabab co-founder Mukhtar Robow donates blood to victims of Mogadishu bomb attack

One of the founders of militant group, Al-Shabab, Mukhtar Robow has donated blood to victims of the truck bombing in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia.

At least 276 people were killed, while 300 got injured in the attack.

Who was Olaudah Equiano? Google marks 272nd birthday of Nigerian who helped end slave trade

Google’s latest Doodle marks what would have been the 272nd birthday of Olaudah Equiano (1746-1797), a Nigerian man who was one of the first to document his experience as a victim of slave trade.

Olaudah Equiano, known in his lifetime as Gustavus Vassa, was a freed Nigerian slave in London who helped pass the abolition of the African slave trade in Britain and its colonies.

Monkeypox virus has tested negative in Lagos – FG

The Federal Ministry of Health has said the Monkeypox samples obtained from Lagos State tested negative.

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said this during a press conference in Abuja on Monday.

Larissa Tcheukam crowned Miss Africa Great Britain 2017

Student and health practitioner, Larissa Tcheukam from Cameroon has been crowned Miss Africa Great Britain 2017. The Grand Finale took place at the Royal Regency Hall, London on Saturday, on the 8th of October 2017.

Larissa beat 25 other beautiful finalists to clinch the crown and was crowned by her predecessor, Sarah Jegede of Nigeria. Ayan Said from Somaliland was 1st runner-up and Anta Wilkins representing Senegal was crowned 2nd runner-up.

Ambode unveils 'headless' statue of Fela in Allen Avenue, Ikeja (Photos)

The Lagos State Government has unveiled a statue – Liberation Statue – in honour of late afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

The 'headless' Liberation Statue has been erected at Allen Avenue round-about, Ikeja.

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, speaking at the event, described Fela as one who fought for the liberation of his people.

British singer, Ed Sheeran involved in bicycle accident in London

British singer, Ed Sheeran has been involved in an accident in London.

The singer confirmed it himself on an Instagram post showing his right arm wrapped in a white plaster cast, and his left arm strapped up in a navy shoulder bandage.

Alaafin of Oyo declares Gani Adams 16th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland

Alaafin of Oyo, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, on Sunday declared Gani Adams, National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), as the 16th Are Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland.

Late MKO Abiola was the last holder of the prestigious Yoruba traditional title. Before the late businessman turned politician, Late Samuel Ladoke Akintola, was the Are Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland.

Former Pussycat Doll Kaya Jones says the band was a ‘prostitution ring’

Kaya Jones - third from the left
former member of Pussycat Dolls, Kaya Jones, has revealed a shocking detail about the girl band in light of the sexual assault allegations that are currently rocking Hollywood.

Jones took to Twitter on Sunday to confess that the Pussycat Dolls was operated as a prostitution ring while music was only being used as a front.

“A South African must not kill a Nigerian, every country must unite” – Jacob Zuma

South African President, Jacob Zuma has condemned the xenophobic attack on Nigerians residing in South Africa.

Zuma, who was on a 2-day visit to Owerri, Imo State, said, “A South African must not kill a Nigerian and a Nigerian must also not kill a South African.”

He argued that the relationship between Nigeria and South Africa as the largest economies on the continent should be stronger than any other for the sake of the African sub region.

Game of Thrones actress, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) set to marry singer Joe Jonas

British actress, Sophie Turner and U.S. singer, Joe Jonas are set to marry.

The pair, who have been together since 2016, both shared the news on Instagram with the same picture of a diamond ring.

President Macron to strip Harvey Weinstein of prestigious French honour

In a latest development on the Harvey Weinstein sexual scandal, France President, Emmanuel Macron has requested relevant authorities to strip the disgraced movie producer of his highly coveted Légion d ’Honneur award.

The French leader made the announcement in a televised interview on Sunday night, as part of his effort to give a sound explanation of his various policies in the midst of his massive labour reforms.

Deadly Mogadishu bomb blast kills 276 people (Videos)

A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital, Mogadishu Saturday is now known to have killed at least 276 people, police say.

A lorry ladened with explosives was detonated near the entrance of a hotel at Zoobe junction, injuring hundreds more. The area is a bustling area of the city with many shops, hotels and offices.

It has been described as the worst single explosion in the East African country since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007.

Kachikwu’s Abuja residence catches fire

The private residence of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, caught fire on Sunday evening, TheCable reports.

The fire started in his bedroom as a result of a suspected electrical fault to the air conditioners, sources in the know said.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Omotola's hubby pulls her swimwear as they take a deep in the pool (Photos)

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and her husband of over 20 years, Captain Matthew Ekeinde, are still very much young at heart.

The actress shared photos of them having romantic fun in the pool with the caption, "Sunday sweetness... work hard, play harder. #thecaptain and the leading Lady. #Honeyboy n #Omosexy 🙈🏊"💍

More photos below..

For Buhari to deliver on his promises, Nigerians need to tolerate more debts – Kemi Adeosun

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has said Nigerians will have to tolerate more borrowings by President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver on his promises.

President Buhari had written to the Senate seeking approval for $5bn loan.

The minister made this statement on Sunday at a joint press conference with Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, in Washington DC.
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