Showing posts from August, 2015

When couples met on money matters in Lagos

EVERY human being understands that a prosperous, organized and morally balanced society is hinged on a good home. Unfortunately however, this often becomes a dream when marriages are in disarray.

Bolt wins fourth world 200m title

Jamaican Usain Bolt outstripped American rival Justin Gatlin to win his fourth consecutive world 200m title on Thursday to add to the 100m gold he won at the weekend. Bolt clocked 19.55 seconds to extend his domination of global sprinting since taking the world by storm at the 2008 Beijing Olympics at the same Bird’s Nest stadium.

Ambode says Chibok girls will be rescued alive

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has expressed optimism that the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls abducted on April 14, 2014, will be rescued and reunited with their loved ones. The governor spoke when members of the Bring Back Our Girls Campaign Group, under the auspices of the Women for Justice, staged a protest to the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja.

5 things to know about the next iPhone

It's that time of year again. The kids are back in school, the nights are getting cooler, footballs are flying through the air and Apple is readying new iPhones. The companyjust announced it will hold an event September 9in San Francisco. And while Apple is tighter with its secrets than the CIA, a new generation of iPhones which have been birthed every September or October since 2011 -- are a safe bet.

Lionel Messi wins #UEFA BestPlayer

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi has been voted #UEFA BestPlayer in Europe for the year 2014/205 Lionel Messi was Thursday voted UEFA‘s best player in Europe for 2014-2015 ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.

Yemi Alade escapes death

Yemi Alade
Nigerian afro-pop singer, Yemi Alade narrowly escapes death in London in the early hours of Friday.  The MAMA award winner and Jonny crooner who was in Wembley to thrill fans today, took to her instagram in the early hours of today to announced to her fans about a fire she and her team narrowly escaped, confirming nobody was hurt.

How Konga, Microsoft Lumia promo changed my life, by Obodo

Apparently, the  promo had  kicked off without the usual buzz that preludes such epochal trade promotions. Customers, who bought their Lumia smart phones on, did not know that they were entering into a venture that could give them a lifetime experience, an all-expense-paid trip to London.

Ife chiefs seek divine intervention

OOni of Ife Oba Okunade Sijuwade

Ile-Ife – COUNCIL of chiefs in Ile-Ife has sought divine intervention in the choice of the next monarch in the ancient town after the death of Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade. The chiefs led by Obalufe, Oba S. Omisakin and Lowa of Ile-Ife, High Chief,  J. O Ijaodola prayed earnestly to God Wednesday that another monarch of late Oba  Okunade Sijuwade’ s pedigree should emerge.

Team Nigeria Depart for Congo August 30

The directive by President Muhammadu Buhari that Team Nigeria must do everything possible to top South Africa and Egypt at the end of the 11th All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville will be fully  implemented, says Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Al-Hassan Yakmut.

I have no plot against EFCC – Saraki says

SENATE President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has denied hiring George Uboh to smear the integrity of chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Saraki, in a statement by his special assistant (Online Media), Bamikole Omisore, said "it is pertinent and with all sense of responsibility and commitment to state unequivocally that the story is far from the truth. A fabricated story that cannot sell to dent the image of Senator Saraki.

What’s the point of a first lady?

Renaming the “First Lady” the “Wife of the President” is a subtle change which shows a shift in the principles guiding public thinking. Indeed, “First Ladies” in Nigeria have previously wielded virtually as much power as their husbands if not more.

Google brings Android One program to Nigeria, five African countries

With data offering from the mobile phone operator, MTN Google in partnership with equipment manufacturer Infinix, and online retailer Jumia, have launched the Android One program in Nigeria starting with the Infinix HOT 2-X510.

I’m worried my wife’s friend will tell

Dear Bunmi,
A woman I had an affair with years ago has got back in touch and I’m scared our affair will come to light. I feel so ashamed when I think about it. At the time it happened, my wife was very ill and depressed and her sex drive was non-existent. But although I was frustrated, I never thought about looking elsewhere until this woman came to me.

My husband father want to have sex with me

A nurse, Kausarat Bakare,on Friday, told an Ikorodu Customary Court, Lagos State, that she left her husband because her father-in-law made sexual advances to her. Kausara, 28, made the allegation while testifying in a divorce petition brought by her husband, Qudus Bakare, seeking dissolution of the marriage.

10 People are arrested in Lagos for fake wine production

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC),on Friday, said it had arrested a minor and nine other suspected dealers of fake fruit wines in Lagos. The Commandant of the corps in Lagos State, Mr Gabriel Abafi, said this at a news conference in Ikeja.

I don’t see Olamide, Wizkid, others as threats – Lace

Taiwo Agbohunsa popularly known as Lace, who said he looks up to Akon, Tuface and Wande Coal has just dropped a hot new single titled ‘Turn by Turn’

Why Victor Moses is not playing for Chelsea — Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has disclosed that Super Eagles’ star, Victor Moses is injured and will not be part of the team to face Brown Ideye’s West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. ‘Moses is still injured and Oscar is still injured,’ said the Portuguese. ‘I don’t know if the new players are available for Sunday yet.

Landlady allegedly sets tenant’s son ablaze in Ajegunle

LAGOS—Controversy is currently trailing the death of a 22-year-old man, who was allegedly set ablaze by his landlady and her children in the densely-populated Ajegunle area of Lagos.

IBB marks 74th Birthday with prayer

Former Military President General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida on Monady celebrated his 74th birthday with members of his family and few friends with a prayer session with a 40 minute prayer session. The prayer which lasted for about 40minutes was led by the Chief Imam of Minna Sheik Ibrahim Fari and other clerics The prayer was held in the living room of the Former President.

I will score many more goals – Emenike


Emmanuel Emenike has told he hope to score many more goals and win  trophies after he scored twice to give Al Ain the UAE Super Cup. “I’m delighted to start winning trophies, it was something I wanted to do immediately I arrived here,” he declared.

I am looking for that man who can make me want sex every minute – Empress Sosanya

Sosanya Fast-rising Yoruba actress, Empress Anu Sosanya would describe herself as a simple person but one with everything but a simple dream. Her dream is to be one of the biggest stars there is, and she appears good on her way, as she already has a number of good movies to her credit. In this chat, she talks about her career, love and the industry.

I still miss Abiola, says IBB @ 74

MINNA— TWENTY-TWO years after annulling the June 12, 1993 presidential elections, former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), yesterday, said he still misses the winner of the historic polls, late Chief Moshood Abiola, who died in government detention in 1998.

Man seeks dissolution of 19-yr marriage over wife’s laziness

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos will today continue further hearing on a petition filed by a 57-year-old man, Joe Ubigho, seeking dissolution of his marriage of 19 years over alleged laziness of his wife, Rita, aged 45.

23-yr-old albino commits suicide over condition

LAGOS—A 23-year-old man, Ugochukwu Ekwe, yesterday committed suicide at Festac Town, Lagos, over the colour of his skin, being an albino.
His dangling body was discovered in an apartment on 311 Road, Festac Town, Lagos, where he lived with his parents and siblings.

WAEC to release results of 14 debtor-states

WESTAfrican Examina­tion Council (WAEC) has reversed its decision to withhold the results of the 19 indebted states, prom­ising to release the results today. The Head of Nigeria National Office, Charles Eguridu announced this after a meeting with Ni­geria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on the N4 billion debt from owed by 19 states, in Abuja, yester­day.

Dog found dead with horrific note taped to his body

Like many creatures of a certain age, Foxx the Pomeranian had his routine. On Friday night while Verline Barthelemy was cooking dinner in her family's Pembroke Pines condo, she opened the patio door, the 13-year-old dog scampered down some stairs and went to take care of business on the lush lawn behind their building.

Mourinho under fire over team doctor treatment

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho found himself at the eye of a storm on Thursday as criticism mounted over reports he has sidelined the Premier League champions’ team doctor Eva Carneiro.

Davido hits 1M followers on Instagram

Davido has become the first Nigerian celebrity to attain a million followers on Instagram. The HKN boss, also has 1.5m Twitter follower on his twitter page. The singer who has been waiting to reach 1Million followers on his instagram account has finally gotten there before other celebrities.

Why we must pray for Wole Soyinka - Otunba Gbenga Daniel

Gbenga Daniel

Former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has reacted to the allegation of Prof. Wole Soyinka against him, urging for prayer for the Nobel Laureate. This is contained in a statement by Steve Oliyide, Media aide to Daniel. Read full statement below:

Man City was beaten by Liverpool to sign Taiwo Awoniyi

Liverpool have reportedly completed the signing of 17-year-old Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi.

Trader stabs woman over alleged dating of husband

A 22-year-old trader, Kuburat Sanni, has, on Thursday, in Lagos, appeared in an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stabbing a woman.Sanni was accused of stabbing the woman over alleged dating of her husband. Sanni, who resides at No. 18, Akindia St., Agege , Lagos, is being tried for breach of peace, assault and conspiracy.

Ife Council formally announces Ooni’s demise

Ooni of Ife Speculations surrounding the death of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, were yesterday finally laid to rest when the Ife Traditional Council announced the demise of the paramount ruler.

Lawal Babafemi, jailed 22 years in US for Al-Qaeda support

A 35-year-old Nigerian, who once wrote rap lyrics for Al-Qaeda in Yemen, was sentenced to 22 years in a US prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to terror charges. Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi, who was extradited to New York from Nigeria, was jailed by Judge John Gleeson in a US federal court in Brooklyn, prosecutors announced.

Man sets himself on fire

An 80-year-old man set himself on fire Wednesday during a protest outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul. People rushed to help the unidentified man who was attending a demonstration over Japanese soldiers' use of Korean women as sex slaves in the 1930s and 40s.

Pennsylvania beauty queen jailed after faking cancer

Beauty pageant queens typically stand for things like, beauty, poise and intelligence. Press them just a bit and they'll talk about world peace and the need to feed starving children. Authorities accuse Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates, Miss Pennsylvania U.S. International, of casting aside those attributes and faking cancer in an elaborate scheme that raised thousands of dollars. Weaver-Gates lead everyone to believe that she had been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in March 2013.

Three killed in Third Mainland helicopter crash

A helicopter belonging to Bristow Helicopters with 12 people on board Wednesday, crashed into the Lagoon near the Oworonshoki end of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos. According to an eyewitness,  the aircraft marked 5NBGD was said to be coming from one of the oil rigs in Escravos area of the Niger Delta and was said to be heading for Lagos Island when it went down around 3.p.m.

Arsenal to miss Rosicky after knee surgery

Arsenal will miss Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky for up to two months pending his recovery from a recent knee surgery, Czech media said Wednesday, citing his agent Pavel Paska.

How Pedro won Super Cup for Barca

Barcelona can take a big step towards a fifth trophy in 2015 when they face Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup on Friday, just three days after sealing the UEFA Super Cup with a remarkable 5-4 extra time win over Sevilla. Pedro Rodriguez proved to be the unlikely hero for the Catalans as the wantaway winger, who had been controversially left out of the starting line-up, came off the bench to smash home the winner with five minutes left in extra time after Barca had conspired to throw away a 4-1 second-half lead.

FIFA Under-17 WC: Amunike steps up Eaglets’ preparation

Following the release of the FIFA Under-17 group draw, Golden Eaglets coach Emmanuel Amunike stated that their preparations have been stepped up with their opponents in mind.
Nigeria, is drawn in group A alongside hosts Chile, USA and Croatia in the tournament scheduled to run from October 17 to November 8 in Chile.

Fans call for annual remembrance of Okwaraji

Twenty six years after the sudden death of ex-international, Samuel Okwaraji, sport enthusiasts on Tuesday urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to institute an annual programme in his remembrance. They told newsmen in separate interviews that the late player should be properly immortalised. Okwaraji slumped in the 77th minute during a World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Angola played at the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos State, on Aug. 12, 1989 and was later pronounced dead.

Amokachi assures Ifeanyi Uba of continental ticket

New Technical Adviser of Ieanyi Uba FC, Daniel Amokachi has assured that the technical crew will strive to pick a continental ticket at the end of the ongoing Glo Premier League season.
Speaking during his unveiling at the Rojenny stadium in Oba, Anambra state , Amokachi said he was confident that the good times would start rolling in for the club, adding that he was happy to be deemed worthy of the job by the Chairman of the club, Ifeanyi Uba of Capital Oil and Gas.

Premiership kick off as Leicester go top of League

Leicester went top of the Premier League on Saturday as their opening day 4-2 defeat of Sunderland lifted them clear of the pack on goal difference at King Power Stadium. Elsewhere, there were wins for Manchester United, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa but Leicester’s four-goal tally lifts them top-of-the-table ahead of the final match of the day where champions Chelsea host Swansea at Stamford Bridge.

Latest Premier League results

Aston Villa’s English striker Gabriel Agbonlahor runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Aston Villa at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on August 8, 2015.

Leicester go top of the league on Ranieri debut

Leicester went top of the Premier League on Saturday as their opening day 4-2 defeat of Sunderland lifted them clear of the pack on goal difference at King Power Stadium.

I paid N60,000 to escape from police cell

Akure His arrest, escape from police cell and re-arrest is generating controversy. Wasiu Saka, 30, was a notorious car robber in Ondo State and his mode of operation was to apply as a driver to un-suspecting employers and, after securing employment, abscond with their cars.

Oliseh to unleash 18 pros on Tanzania

Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has proposed a squad of 18 foreign-based professionals and five players from the domestic league for next month’s AFCON qualifier in Tanzania. However, there are suggestions that Oliseh should accommodate more players from the domestic league for the match against Tanzania.

Atiku’s daughter, 20 others make Adamawa commissioner’s list

Yola – Governor Mohammed Jibrilla of Adamawa State has sent a list of 21 commissioner nominees to the State House of Assembly for consideration.
Among the nominees is the daughter of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Fatima.

Nwankwo Kanu’s Hotel will not be reopened until – Lagos govt

Kanu Nwankwo
Lagos state government has said that it would not re-open Hardley Apartments, owned by ex-Super Eagles Player, Kanu Nwankwo which was shut, Monday for contravening the state’s environmental laws. General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA, Engr. Ademola Shabi, made the revelation during an enforcement exercise to Amuwo Odofin, said the hotel will not be opened until the management complies with agency’s standards as well as sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the state government.

My music says a lot beyond moving your body – Eva

Eva Alordiah
Female hip hop star, Eva Alordiah is no doubt a talented rapper. The enterprising entertainer who was once romantically linked with Ice Prince has opened up on the reason why her music is much more mature compared to when she started out.