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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Super Eagles FIFA ranking drops ahead of 2018 World Cup

Super Eagles FIFA ranking drops ahead of 2018 World Cup

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped a point from last month’s 47th position to 48 place in the world, and from sixth to seventh in the continent, in the latest FIFA rankings.  

The statement on FIFA’s website today said the recent flurry of pre-FIFA World Cup friendlies left its mark on the latest rankings.

While the top three positions are unchanged as Germany, Brazil and Belguim sit respectively, Russia-bound duo of Poland and Uruguay have succeeded in making strides within the top 20.  

Super Eagles World Cup Group D opponents Argentina, Croatia and Iceland are on fifth, 20th and 22nd positions respectively. In Africa, Tunisia moved seven places down from 14th in the previous rankings to 21 as the continent’s top ranked team.

The next rankings will be released on July 19.
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NYSC member accused of stealing iphone 6s breaks silence, denies the allegation

NYSC member accused of stealing iphone 6s breaks silence, denies the allegation

Yesterday, a video of a NYSC member, Jojo, being harrassed in Lagos for allegedly stealing an iphone 6s went viral. Jojo has now released a statement denying the allegation.
My name is Jojo. My attention has been drawn to a video of me online which has been widely circulated by blogs. I am not a thief neither did I steal any iPhone. The matter is currently been investigated and my lawyers are involved. I will make a concise statement on this matter in due time. In the meantime, I implore the concerned blogs to take down the video. I am indeed grateful to everyone for the love, support and prayers. God bless you all.

 NYSC member accused of stealing iphone 6s breaks silence, denies the allegation
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Cardi B matches her hair with her shoe as she shows off her bump at 8 months

Cardi B matches her hair with her shoe as she shows off her bump at 8 months


Cardi B, who is expected to have her baby girl next month, has shared a new photo of herself rocking her bump in style.
The rapper wore a short white dress that hugged her bulging belly. She also wore a rainbow-colored hair which matched her rainbow-colored shoes.
Cardi revealed in April that she was pregnant and TMZ later reported that her baby is due in July 2018. This means she's 8 months pregnant.
Cardi B matches her hair with her shoe as she shows off her bump at 8 months


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Basketmouth gets emotional as psychic medium reveals the child his wife miscarried would have been a son


Basketmouth gets emotional as psychic medium reveals the child his wife miscarried would have been a son

Comedian Basketmouth recently had a session with a South African based psychic medium to connect with his late mum, and the psychic revealed way more than the comedian bargained for, including that he could have had a second son.
The psychic asked him how many children he has and Basketmouth said he has three kids, but two with his wife. The psychic further asked how many male kids he has and he said 1. But she told him she was connecting to two boys. She asked if his wife had a miscarriage and Basketmouth's throat tightened with emotion and he went silent. At this point, it becomes obvious that the psychic was right about a miscarriage.
"I just need you to know, that was a boy," she tells an emotional Basketmouth.

Basketmouth gets emotional as psychic medium reveals the child his wife miscarried would have been a son
She proceeds to ask Basketmouth if he experiences pain in his shoulder or neck and he admitted to having shoulder pains. The psychic then told him that ...
"The son's never left your side. Do you sometimes get shoulder pain or neck pain?" she asks and when Basketmouth replies in the affirmative, she says, "That's the son, but now your guardian protecting you."
Watch the video below.

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Tonto Dikeh writes in tongues as she comments on Majid Michael's photo

Tonto Dikeh writes in tongues as she comments on Majid Michael



It appears Tonto Dikeh was moved by the spirit, such that she began to write in tongues while commenting on a post shared by Ghanaian actor Majid Michael.
The actor/ evangelist shared a photo of himself preaching to an audience with the caption: "God never said the weapons wouldn’t form ... He said they wouldn’t prosper. #LEADERSHiP"
In reply, Tonto wrote something indecipherable which many have interpreted to be an attempt at writing in tongues.
See it below.
Tonto Dikeh writes in tongues as she comments on Majid Michael
Tonto Dikeh writes in tongues as she comments on Majid Michael
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"A compliment from a woman doesn't give you a free pass to sex" Mayorkun tells men, but they don't agree

"A compliment from a woman doesn

Singer Mayorkun has informed men not to automatically think a woman is asking for sex simply because she paid him a compliment. But some Nigerian men don't agree with him.
He wrote: "SOMETIMES, a compliment from her doesn’t give you a free pass to sex, “oh you look cute” MAYBE cos you do, “hmm, you smell nice” MAYBE it’s just because you do."

"A compliment from a woman doesn

Some men who replied to the post did not agree with him. Some said women are proud and for her to pay you a compliment, it simply means she wants you. Others also replied with words along those lines.
See such comments below.
"A compliment from a woman doesn
"A compliment from a woman doesn
"A compliment from a woman doesn

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Buhari directs the Attorney-General to take immediate steps to publish the Presidential Order on the new Democracy Day in the Federal Gazette

Buhari directs?the Attorney-General to take immediate steps to publish the Presidential Order on the new Democracy Day in the Federal Gazette?

Following his declaration on Wednesday that henceforth, June 12 be observed as Democracy Day in Nigeria and that some heroes of democracy be given national honours, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Shehu Malami to take immediate steps to publish the Presidential Order in the Federal Gazette as follows:
Chief MKO Abiola - Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (Posthumous)
Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe - Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger
Chief Gani Fawehinmi -Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (Posthumous)
The President also directed that this should be done so that the awards slated for June 12, 2018 can go on as planned.
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Explosion cause by adulterated kerosene kills 7-year-old girl in Delta state (graphic photos)

Explosion cause by adulterated kerosene kills 7-year-old girl in Delta state (graphic photos)

A 7-year-old girl was burnt to death following an explosion reportedly caused by adulterated kerosene in Sapele, Delta state.
According to online reports, the girl bought kerosene yesterday then poured it in the stove only to notice a difference in the color. She then poured it into a bowl and confirmed that, indeed, there was something unusual about the color of the kerosene. 
As a result, she became suspicious and put a little distance between her and the stove before lighting a matchstick. Immediately she did this, there was an explosion and the girl and the house went up in flames.  She was rushed to the hospital but didn't survive.

Other rooms in the building were also affected by the fire and tenants lost valuable properties.
Explosion cause by adulterated kerosene kills 7-year-old girl in Delta state (graphic photos)
Explosion cause by adulterated kerosene kills 7-year-old girl in Delta state (graphic photos)
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Photos: GOV. Ambode receives Minister of Youth and Sports with international Paralympics committee at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja

Photos: GOV. Ambode receives Minister of Youth and Sports with international Paralympics committee at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right); Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung (2ndright); Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Kweku Tandoh (2nd left) and Manager, World Para Powerlifting Competition, Mr. Sam Munkley (left) during a courtesy visit by the Sports Minster and delegation from the International Paralympics Committee at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Behind them are Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Youth & Social Development, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunla (right); Commissioner for Youth & Social Development, Mr. Agboola Dabiri (2nd right) and his counterpart for Special Duties & Inter-Governmental Relations, Mr. Oluseye Oladejo (3rd right).

Photos: GOV. Ambode receives Minister of Youth and Sports with international Paralympics committee at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), presents a souvenir to Manager, World Para Powerlifting Competition, Mr. Sam Munkley (2nd left) while Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung (2nd right) and President, Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation, Mrs. Queen Ubah (left), watch with admiration during a courtesy visit by the Sports Minster and delegation from the International Paralympics Committee at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Photos: GOV. Ambode receives Minister of Youth and Sports with international Paralympics committee at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), being presented with a T-shirt by Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung during a courtesy visit by the Sports Minster and delegation from the International Paralympics Committee at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Thursday, June 7, 2018. With them: President, Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation, Mrs. Queen Ubah (left); Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Kweku Tandoh (2nd left); Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Youth & Social Development, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunla (right behind) and Commissioner for Special Duties & Inter-Governmental Relations, Mr. Oluseye Oladejo (middle behind).

Photos: GOV. Ambode receives Minister of Youth and Sports with international Paralympics committee at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right), with Manager, World Para Powerlifting Competition, Mr. Sam Munkley (left); Development Coordinator, World Para Powerlifting, Mr. Dillion Richardson (right) and Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung (2nd left) during a courtesy visit by the Sports Minster and delegation from the International Paralympics Committee at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Photos: GOV. Ambode receives Minister of Youth and Sports with international Paralympics committee at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), presents a souvenir to Manager, World Para Powerlifting Competition, Mr. Sam Munkley (left) while Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung (middle) watches with admiration during a courtesy visit by the Sports Minster and delegation from the International Paralympics Committee at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Thursday, June 7, 2018.
 
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Offa Robbery: Bukola Saraki submits written response to Nigerian Police

Offa Robbery: Bukola Saraki submits written response to Nigerian Police

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has just confirmed that the Nigerian Police has received his written response regarding his indictment in the Offa robbery incident.

According to the Senate President, 'In line with their request, earlier today, the Police received my response to their letter on the investigation into the Offa robbery case'.

The Police is yet to make the letter public or acknowledge receiving it.
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Meghan Markle misses her old life and may divorce for the "third time", foreign blogs claim

Meghan Markle misses her old life and may divorce for the "third time", foreign blogs claim

Meghan Markle has only been married for 2 weeks but foreign blogs are already predicting a divorce for her. There are also claims that this is her third divorce, not second as everyone's been led to believe.
Hopefully, these are all speculations but multiple publications are making the same claim.
Radar Online claims Meghan is fed up with her new life and wants out. They claim she misses her old life, especially her life as an actress, and finds royal life a bit extreme.
Quoting a palace insider, Radar wrote:
Meghan hasn’t really adjusted well to her new role.

She misses acting and she misses Los Angeles. She misses her family, and her friends.

Meghan gave up everything for Prince Harry and although she’s madly in love with him, the Queen’s rules are a bit too extreme for her.
 
The source also claims Meghan is finding it difficult to get along with her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.
The source added:
 
Kate is supposed to be Meghan’s tutor, but the two are very different. She will never live up to Kate’s standards.

The National Enquirer claims Trevor Engelson isn't Meghan Markle's first husband. They claim Meghan was married for the first time to a man she met at Northwestern University who now resides on the East Coast.
According to People Magazine, The Queen is trying to help Megan adjust to her new role. The two are scheduled to go on a solo trip 200 miles north of England later this month. 
The report said:
"The Queen knows the potential pitfalls of not giving [new members] a guiding hand,"  Ingrid Seward, author of the recent biography of the Queen and Prince Philip, My Husband & I, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. "It’s all about the monarchy. She can’t expect Meghan to know everything without being shown."
"She doesn’t want 70 years of hard work to be for nothing," adds Seward. "I’m sure she feels Meghan needs a steadying hand in these early days."

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Sister to Queen Maxima of Netherlands found dead in her apartment at the age of 33

Sister to?Queen Maxima of Netherlands found dead in her apartment at the age of 33



The younger sister of Queen Maxima of the Netherlands has died at the age of 33. A spokesperson confirmed the news saying, “we have to announce that the queen’s sister died in Buenos Aires.”

Queen Maxima and her sister, Ines Zorreguieta, were both born into an Argentinian family. The queen has cancelled all her scheduled appearances until June 15, including visits to Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, a palace statement said.  Her husband, King Willem-Alexander will now make the appearances alone.

In a message of condolence, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte described the news as “a big shock.’’  

Broadcaster NOS reported that Zorreguieta had been receiving treatment for psychiatric problems.  The palace spokesperson said the death was a “suspected suicide.’’
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Nigerian Senate adjourns plenary for four weeks

Nigerian?Senate adjourns plenary for four weeks

The Senate has adjourned its plenary for four weeks and will not resume until Tuesday, July 3rd as announced by Senate President Bukola Saraki today.  

During the recess, committees may sit or continue their work. Saraki did not formally state any reason for the long break which will cover the period of the Islamic Eid-el-Fitri holiday.
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'Declare December 31 ‘Democracy Destruction Day’ to celebrate your 1983 coup' - PDP Senator, Enyinnaya Abaribe tells Buhari



Enyinnaya Abaribe, a PDP senator from Abia State has asked President Buhari to declare December 31 as Democracy Destruction Day to mark the coup he led to end Nigeria’s Second Republic in 1983.  

Buhari on December 31, 1983 led by a group of senior army officers to overthrow the democratically elected government of President Shehu Shagari.

Years after, President Buhari on June 6, 2018 directed that effective 2019, Nigeria’s Democracy Day, marked every May 29 for the past 18 years, be shifted to June 12 to honour Moshood Abiola, the winner of the 1993 presidential election. Abiola was never sworn in as president. He was instead detained by the military and died in prison five years later.  

Abaribe said December 31, 1983 is significant enough to mark the day democracy was destroyed in Nigeria. He urged the president to declare the date just as he did June 12. First, he joined his colleagues in commending Buhari on the move.  

“I support what Senator Olujimi and also what the Deputy Senate President had said, insisting that there may have to be an amendment of the constitution. I also want to add that it would also be necessary for the Executive to quickly bring to the National Assembly, an amendment to the Honours Act which states that there cannot be posthumous award.
Now that they have jumped the gun to do posthumous award, it would be necessary for us to quickly amend that act. Finally, I want to also propose another day since we are now moving in the right direction, saying that democracy is needed, I want to propose that we also designate 31st December as Democracy Destruction Day because that was the day that this same president did a coup.”  

Abaribe was cut short by his colleague, Barau Jibrin (Kano-APC), who raised a point of order to call the attention of the Senate to a derailment from issue being discussed.
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Wendy Williams looks sexier than ever in new photos

Wendy Williams looks sexier than ever in new photos



Wendy Williams recently posed for new photos and the controversial talk show host looks better than ever in them.

The lovely photos were taken by celebrity photographer Robert Ector.

More below.
Wendy Williams looks sexier than ever in new photos
Wendy Williams looks sexier than ever in new photos
Wendy Williams looks sexier than ever in new photos
Wendy Williams looks sexier than ever in new photos
Wendy Williams looks sexier than ever in new photos
Wendy Williams looks sexier than ever in new photos
Wendy Williams looks sexier than ever in new photos
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Forbes ranks world highest paid athletes and Mayweather and Messi are leading

Forbes ranks world highest paid athletes and Mayweather and Messi are leading

Forbes has ranked the highest paid athletes in the world and former boxer Floyd Mayweather and football player Lionel Messi are leading.
These athletes make their money not just from sports but also from endorsements and TV contracts.
Below is a report by Forbes staff, Kurt Badenhausen:
Floyd Mayweather heads the world’s highest-paid athletes for the fourth time in seven years, thanks to a $275 million payday for his August boxing match against UFC star Conor McGregor. The two fighters defied naysayers who said the match would never take place and laughed all the way to the bank, with career-high paydays. McGregor’s take: an estimated $85 million, more than five times his previous biggest check.

Fans couldn’t resist tuning in to see if the brash McGregor could take away Mayweather’s beloved ‘0.’ The two fighters produced an entertaining 10-round battle, and viewers around the globe watched Mayweather improve to a record of 50-0 for his career. The 4.3 million pay-per-view buyers helped the fight generate more than $550 million in total revenue.

Mayweather generated another $10 million outside the ring from appearances, memorabilia and endorsements with Hublot and Tequila Avion to bring his total earnings for the year to $285 million. He joins Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods as the only athletes to earn $1 billion since turning pro (see How Floyd Mayweather Made $275 Million For One Night Of Work).

McGregor’s endorsement portfolio earned the Irishman $14 million by Forbes’ count from partners Burger King, Beats by Dre, Monster Energy and Anheuser-Busch. His $99 million in total earnings ranks fourth among all athletes.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the world’s best-paid athlete the past two years, and the Real Madrid star edged Lionel Messi both years for FIFA’s Player of the Year award. But Messi tops his rival this year for earnings, after a contract extension with Barcelona that will keep him with the club through 2020-2021. Messi's annual salary and bonus exceeded $80 million before taxes, making him the highest-paid player on the pitch this year. He ranks second overall with $111 million, including $27 million through endorsement deals with Adidas, Gatorade, Pepsi and Huawei.

Ronaldo ranks among the three top-earning athletes for the sixth straight year. His $108 million haul over the past 12 months trails only Mayweather and Messi. The Portuguese forward is soccer’s most marketable player. His lifetime Nike contract is worth upwards of $1 billion. He has an array of other deals, including Herbalife, EA Sports and American Tourister, along with a growing line of CR7 branded products for shoes, underwear, fragrance, jeans, children's clothing, hotels and soon-to-open restaurants in Brazil. He remains the most popular athlete in the world on social media, with 322 million followers combined on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Neymar is the third soccer star in the top five. He jumps 13 spots to fifth with an income of $90 million, including $19 million from endorsement partners. Last August, the Brazilian forward signed a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain worth $350 million (PSG was also on the for an another $250 million to Barcelona to release Neymar from his contract there).
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Photos: President Buhari breaks Ramadan fast with Tobi Bakre, Sound Sultan, Tania Omotayo, Kunle Afolayan, others

Photos: President Buhari breaks Ramadan fast with Tobi Bakre, Sound Sultan, Tania Omotayo, Kunle Afolayan, others

This evening, President Buhari broke his Ramadan fast with some entertainers and Youth Ambassadors at the state house, Abuja. Amongst those invited were BBNaija's Tobi Bakre, Sound Sultan, Kunle Afolayan, Tania Omotayo and others. See more photos below
Photos: President Buhari breaks Ramadan fast with Tobi Bakre, Sound Sultan, Tania Omotayo, Kunle Afolayan, othersPhotos: President Buhari breaks Ramadan fast with Tobi Bakre, Sound Sultan, Tania Omotayo, Kunle Afolayan, othersPhotos: President Buhari breaks Ramadan fast with Tobi Bakre, Sound Sultan, Tania Omotayo, Kunle Afolayan, othersPhotos: President Buhari breaks Ramadan fast with Tobi Bakre, Sound Sultan, Tania Omotayo, Kunle Afolayan, othersPhotos: President Buhari breaks Ramadan fast with Tobi Bakre, Sound Sultan, Tania Omotayo, Kunle Afolayan, othersPhotos: President Buhari breaks Ramadan fast with Tobi Bakre, Sound Sultan, Tania Omotayo, Kunle Afolayan, othersPhotos: President Buhari breaks Ramadan fast with Tobi Bakre, Sound Sultan, Tania Omotayo, Kunle Afolayan, othersPhotos: President Buhari breaks Ramadan fast with Tobi Bakre, Sound Sultan, Tania Omotayo, Kunle Afolayan, others
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GTBank debunks Innoson’s Supreme Court order claim

GTBank debunks Innoson?s Supreme Court order  claim

Read the press release by GTBank below...
The attention of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc ("the Bank") has been drawn to false. mischievous and malicious statementscirculating in the news and social media in respect of a purported directive by the Supreme Court of Nigeria to the Bank to make payments to one of its debtor Customers.
The Bank's Customers and the General Public are hereby kindly urged to disregard these false statements as nothing could be further from the truth. There was no directive or Order issued by the Supreme Court of Nigeria to the Bank to make any payment to any of its debtor Customers.
The Bank as a highly responsible corporate citizen will in accordance with its culture and tradition refrain from making comments about on-going litigation matters and will continue to fOCUS on using legal means to recover its bad debts. It must be emphasised that the Bank remains undeterred in its recovery drive against recalcitrant debtors.
We again reiterate that there is no iota of truth in the falsehood being peddled by desperate and mischievous elements and the General Public should disregard same in its entirety.
The Bank remains committed to providing best-in-class customer experience to all its valued Customers.
We thank you for your continued support and patronage.
Yours faithfully,
For: GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC
ERHI OBEBEDUO
Company Secretary
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Kylie Jenner shows off her washboard abs as she strikes suggestive poses in new photos

Kylie Jenner shows off her washboard abs as she strikes suggestive poses in new photos

Kylie Jenner  has  got her postbaby body back and she wants the world to see.
The mother-of-one who welcomed  a child in February shared photos of herself scantily clad while striking suggestive poses.


Kylie Jenner shows off her washboard abs as she strikes suggestive poses in new photos

Kylie Jenner shows off her washboard abs as she strikes suggestive poses in new photos
Kylie Jenner shows off her washboard abs as she strikes suggestive poses in new photos
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