Saturday, 23 January 2016

Photos: Pasuma gives daughter a car for her birthday

Fuji star, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma's daughter, Wasilat Ayinuola, turned 25 yesterday, January 22nd and to make the day special, he presented her with a brand new Toyota Matrix 

Also, in a special birthday message to her on Instagram, Pasuma wrote, ‘Having you as my daughter is my greatest accomplishment and I didn’t even do a thing. You did it all, just by being you. I don’t know what I did in a previous life to deserve you as my daughter in this lifetime.Whatever it was, it must have been incredible’.
‘It had to be to end up with an incredible daughter like you. I’m not just grateful that you’re my daughter. I’m grateful for your love, kindness, hope, smarts, friendship, support and more than anything else, the privilege to give it all back to you. Happy birthday sweetheart’.

Photos: Celine Dion & her kids at late husband René Angélil's funeral

The heart broken singer led her three children, Rene Charles, 14, twin boys Nelson and Eddy, 5, to the funeral of her late husband. A huge number of well-wishers also gathered for the funeral service, filling the aisles of the church and the area outside. The funeral service was broadcast live yesterday

Angélil died of throat cancer at the age of 73 on January 14. More photos after the cut...


"I don't want to join issues with anyone" Comedienne Princess on Lolo1's diss

Yesterday OAP and stand up comic Lolo1 slammed comedienne over her attitude and comedic act, calling it embarrassing. We all waited for Princess to react on social media but she didn't. When LIB reached out to her she said; "I don't want to join issues with anyone. I don't want to comment on it because I don't want that to generate something else. Thanks for calling. 

Photos: Incredible story of a Monkey that adopted a lost puppy

This monkey adopted a lost puppy on the street of New Delhi, India and they have been living together ever since. According to local media reports, the monkey never lets the puppy stay out of his reach. They eat and play together and whenever other dogs try to mess with the little puppy, the monkey chases them away. This is amazing because monkeys and dogs don't generally get along. See more photos after the cut...

Court grants Metuh N300m bail

BREAKING: Court grants Metuh N300m bail
A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Abuja has granted bail to the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, in the sum of N300m.
He pleaded not guilty to the two count charge of destruction of evidence filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Onyechi Ikpeazu, Metuh’s lawyer, had prayed the court to exercise a lenient discretion in granting the accused person bail. He argued that Metuh was presumed innocent under the law until he is pronounced guilty by the court. He therefore asked the court to grant his client bail on self-recognisance.
On Thursday, Metuh was arraigned before the court for two-count charges of destruction of evidence, to which he pleaded not guilty. One of the counts reads: “Olisa Metuh on the 5th day of January 2016 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory destroyed a document, to wit: a statement made under caution to investigators/operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on the 5th of January 2016, with the intention of preventing the same from being produced or used as evidence in a court of law.” The offence is punishable under Section 166 of the Penal Code Cap 532 laws of the Federation of Nigeria, (Abuja) 2004 The PDP spokesman is also facing a seven-count charge for money laundering to the tune of N400m at the federal high court, Abuja.


Mitko Dobrev, the former coach of FC Ifeanyi Ubah arrived Lagos, Nigeria yesterday to complete all formalities and put pen to paper on an undisclosed deal after successful negotiations with the club to resume as Head Coach. Mitko Dobrev, the coach who successfully led the premier league side to promotion, left the club last year to take up a one year coaching course after reaching an understanding with the club.

Coach Mitko Dobrev who was received by the Chairman of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Chukwuma Ubah could not hide his delight on his return to FC Ifeanyi Ubah. After taking a year long break to improve myself by undertaking a one year coaching course, I feel refreshed, motivated and better equipped to match the goals set by the club, Mitko said. This will be a very interesting year and I cannot wait to meet with the players at the camp site, he added.
Speaking to pressmen, Chukwuma Ubah expressed his pleasure at the return of the gaffer. Mitko Dobrev is an experienced coach, especially when it comes to African football and we are extremely delighted to have him back with us and we firmly believe he is the right man to steer this ship to its destination, Chukwuma affirmed.

Mitko was eventually hosted by the President of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah at his lagos residence where the President shared his vision and dream for the premier league club this year. Chief Ubah noted that his love and passion for the club and Nigerian football in general were responsible for the massive investments he is currently making into the playing and coaching staff of FC Ifeanyi Ubah. He further pointed out that these massive investments would inject flair and excitement into the Nigerian Professional Football League.
Recall that only three days ago, FC Ifeanyi Ubah flew in six brazilian professional footballers and two assistant coaches all in a bid to mount a sustained and successful title challenge.
Mitko Dobrev will be unveiled as Head Coach of FC Ifeanyi Ubah in Ibadan today at the team's camp site.

A Nite with Reekado Banks at G12 This Sunday!

The Mavin superstar Reekado Bank would be treating his fans to his new hit single "Oluwa ni" at G12barthis Sunday in Oniru private Beach.
The headies next rated winner has been busy lately after dropping numerous and being the voice over many of the Mavin records hit songs including Dorobucci, Katapult among many songs would be serenading his beach fans this Sunday.
Also performing would be seasides best and "king of Clubs" DJ PRINCE and the seasides finest DJAYS including DJ DOTWINE DJ KENNZY, and DJ OWNGA ...
Keep a date with us this Sunday 24th of January and enjoy excellent mixes and the best of Reekadicts.

G12 opens every Sunday from 8pm till fade and every last Thursday of every month for Pasa Pasa nite.

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Chelsea FC sack steward for calling Cesc Fabregas a 'snake' for leaving Arsenal

A steward has been sacked by Chelsea for calling midfielder Cesc Fabregas  a 'snake' for leaving Arsenal. In a video shared online by ArsenalfanTV host Moh Haider yesterday, the steward can be heard saying "You're a snake, you're Arsenal, what happened to you?" before the eight-second clip is cut short.

Haider, who claimed he was given permission by the steward in question to share the incident, tweeted a preview of the video before promising to share the full incident if it reached 1,000 re-tweets. The tweet reached the mark within some hours and has since spread all over social media.

The video footage of the incident, which took place at Stamford Bridge earlier this season, emerged online yesterday and Chelsea have reportedly confirmed action has been taken against the steward in question.

NNPC shuts Port Harcourt, Kaduna refineries over attacks on pipelines

NNPC shuts Port Harcourt, Kaduna refineries over attacks on pipelines
Worried by the pipeline attacks by some persons, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Wednesday, announced the operational shutdown of the Port Harcourt and Kaduna refineries owing to crude supply challenges.
A statement by the corporation and signed by Ohi Alegbe, the Public Affairs Manager, disclosed that the plants were shut simultaneously on Sunday after the Bonny-Okrika crude supply line to the Port Harcourt refinery and the Escravos-Warri crude supply line to the Kaduna refinery suffered breaches.
The NNPC stated that before the closure, the Port Harcourt refinery was recording a daily petrol yield of over 4.1 million litres while Kaduna refinery was posting a daily petrol production of about 1.3 million litres.
The statement noted that the Warri Refining and Petrochemicals Company is still on stream and producing a little above 1.4 million litres of petrol per day.
The corporation assured that it had put in place strategies to guarantee unimpeded country-wide availability of petroleum products.

Declare your assets now - Buratai charges army officers

Declare your assets now - Buratai charges army officers
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has directed all officers of the Nigerian Army who have not declared their assets to do so immediately.
He gave the directive, Wednesday, during a conference with Principal Staff Officers and Directors serving at the Army Headquarters.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, who disclosed this in a statement noted that “the Chief of Army Staff has done so soon on his appointment as Commander, Multinational Joint Task Force in May 2015 and also on his appointment as Chief of Army Staff in July 2015. Copies of both are with the Code of Conduct Bureau.”
According to Colonel Usman, this directive is in order, considering the fact that all military officers are having Presidential Commission and are public servants, as well as subject to both civil and military laws. In addition, given the current drive of the country for probity and accountability, the Nigerian Army should not only key in but should be one of the key drivers for such laudable project.

UN worried over rise in Boko Haram IDPs

UN worried over rise in Boko Haram IDPs
The United Na­tions has expressed worry over the in­creasing displacement of internally displaced per­sons by the Boko Haram insurgency in North East Nigeria.
According to the UN, about 80 to 90 percent of them are living in com­munities outside the camps designated by the Federal Government and global humanitarian or­ganizations.
This was made known yesterday in Abuja by the UN rapporteurs on sale of children, child pornog­raphy and child prostitu­tion.
The three UN human rights experts have been in Nigeria since 18 Janu­ary to examine the mea­sures already put in place to assist in the rehabilita­tion and reintegration of women and children who escaped or were liberated from Boko Haram captiv­ity.
They are Maud de Bo­er-Buquicchio, UN spe­cial rapporteur on sale of children, Urmila Boola, UN special rapporteur on slavery and Dainus PÅ«ras, UN special rapporteur on right to health.
According to them, “all measures taken or intend­ed to be taken to ensure the right to care, recov­ery and reintegration of these women and children should comply with in­ternational human rights norms and standards.”
During their five-day visit, they exchanged views with a number of interlocutors, including representatives from the ministries of women and social affairs, health, jus­tice and foreign affairs, as well as from the office of the National Security Adviser, Nigeria Police, the National Emergency Management Agency, the Victims Support Fund, the National Human Rights Commission and members of the National Assembly.
They also exchanged views with the diplomat­ic community, civil soci­ety, some parents of the missing Chibok girls and relevant UN agencies.
According to the UN experts, a protection gap is evident, especially in terms of access to justice for women and girl vic­tims of Boko Haram.
In that respect, “real and concerted efforts are needed at the federal and state levels to secure accountability and ad­dress impunity for sexual violence, including child and forced marriage,” they said.
There is also an ur­gent and pressing need for effective measures to address stigma, os­tracism and rejection by families and com­munities of women and children who have been associated with Boko Haram because of their captivity.
Worse more, there are cases where violations of people’s right are not re­ported because some cul­tures do not allow women and children to speak out.
However, “we cannot use culture as a pretext for not addressing hu­man rights violations and punishing crimi­nals,” said Boola.
According to her, those who commit crimes against these vul­nerable women and chil­dren should be brought to justice.

Leicester 3-0 Stoke: Foxes back on top after comfortable win

Danny Drinkwater put Leicester ahead with his first Premier League goal
Danny Drinkwater put Leicester ahead with his first Premier League goal
Leicester returned to the top of the Premier League table with a comfortable 3-0 win over Stoke at the King Power Stadium.
Danny Drinkwater gave Claudio Ranieri's side the lead just before half-time and second-half goals from Jamie Vardy and Leonardo Ulloa sealed the win.
It puts the Foxes three points clear of Arsenal ahead of the Gunners' clash with Chelsea on Super Sunday.
Stoke disappointment was compounded by the fact they lost captain Ryan Shawcross to injury during the first half, meaning he is a doubt for their Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Liverpool on Tuesday.
After a slow start, the game came to life just after the 15 minute mark with chances at both ends.
First, Erik Pieters played a ball through to Jon Walters but the Irishman opted against taking the shot on his left foot and was crowded out as he tried to shift it onto his right.
Less than a minute later and Leicester came close, Riyad Mahrez finding Marc Albrighton down the left and his low cross picked out Jamie Vardy. The striker swivelled and hit it first time but straight at Butland who was unable to hold it.
Jamie Vardy doubled Leicester's lead in the second half
Jamie Vardy doubled Leicester's lead in the second half
From the resulting corner Mahrez went close with an acrobatic volley having found space eight yards out, the ball whistling just past the post.
There was then a big blow for Stoke as Shawcross was forced off injured having initially tried to play on.
The substitution of Shawcross coincided with Leicester's best spell of the half, Christian Fuchs keeping the Stoke defence busy with a number of long throws and a couple of dangerous crosses while Shinji Okazaki fired over from the edge of the box.
The breakthrough finally came three minutes before half-time as Drinkwater fired home from the edge of the box following a succession of Leicester corners.
His shot deflected off Marc Wilson and hit Jack Butland before nestling in the bottom corner. The goal was Drinkwater's first in the Premier League and Leicester's first from outside the box this season.
Much like the first half, the second period took time to really get going. The first moment of note coming just before the hour mark as Mahrez, having dispossessed Glenn Whelan, drove at the Stoke defence before belatedly slipping in Okazaki.
The pass was slightly under-hit, however, and Ibrahim Afellay was able to get back and make a crucial tackle before the striker could get his shot away.
Stoke's best chance came just a couple of minutes later. Glen Johnson putting in a peach of a cross for Joselu but the Spaniard's header from 10 yards out was too close to Kasper Schmeichel, who swatted it away.
Leonardo Ulloa scores Leicester's third goal to seal victory against Stoke
Leonardo Ulloa scores Leicester's third goal to seal victory against Stoke
It proved to be a costly miss as Vardy doubled Leicester lead in the 66th minute. It was a simple goal that will have frustrated Stoke boss Mark Hughes, Drinkwater clipping a straight ball over the top for Vardy to run onto before coolly rounding Butland and rolling it home for his first goal in eight games.
From that point the game drifted with Leicester content to try and see it out and Stoke struggling to create any clear openings.
Leicester almost added a third after a fine move ended with Mahrez slipping in Drinkwater only for the midfielder to get caught in two minds, hitting a ball across the face of goal that was neither a shot nor a cross.
They did get a third three minutes from time as Mahrez beat Wollscheid with an outrageous piece of skill to get into the box before his attempted shot was deflected into the path of Ulloa, who stabbed home from close range to secure the three points

Norwich 4-5 Liverpool: Adam Lallana nets last-gasp winner in thrilling goalfest

Liverpool celebrate following Adam Lallana's dramatic winner
Liverpool celebrate following Adam Lallana's dramatic winner
Adam Lallana netted a 95th-minute winner to earn Liverpool a dramatic 5-4 victory in a breathtaking encounter against Norwich at Carrow Road.
The hosts had overcome Roberto Firmino's early opener to hold a 3-1 lead in East Anglia through goals from Dieumerci Mbokani, debutant Steven Naismith and a Wes Hoolahan penalty - all aided by some suspect Liverpool defending.
However, Jordan Henderson started what proved a thrilling comeback with a well-taken goal just one minute after Hoolahan's spot-kick, before Firmino equalised with a lovely dinked finish.
James Milner celebrates after his strike at Carrow Road
James Milner celebrates after his strike at Carrow Road
And Liverpool weren't done there, as Milner latched on to Russell Martin's awful backpass to fire past Declan Rudd in the Norwich goal to put the Reds back in front.
Sebastien Bassong looked to have earned the Canaries a point in injury-time, but straight down the other end, Lallana converted after Norwich failed to clear to snatch the win in the most dramatic of circumstances, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp losing his glasses in the wild celebrations.
This is only the third time in Premier League history that Liverpool have recovered from two goals down to win an away game, securing three vital points which sees them move up to seventh - five points off the top four - while Norwich's relegation fears increase after a game they should have taken something from.
Roberto Firmino (left) scores Liverpool's first goal
Roberto Firmino (left) scores Liverpool's first goal
The visitors, who had picked up just one point in three league games, started in the ascendancy and Firmino broke the deadlock in the 18th minute with his fourth goal for the club.
Milner held the ball up well, delayed long enough for Firmino to make his run, played him in, and Firmino converted, via the left foot of Rudd.
Milner almost got on the scoresheet himself as he raced clear through the heart of a vulnerable-looking Norwich backline, but he was dispossessed at the last by Robbie Brady.
Steven Naismith (third left) celebrates after putting Norwich 2-1 up
Steven Naismith (third left) celebrates after putting Norwich 2-1 up
Liverpool were then made to pay for that miss, as Mbokani (29) cleverly back-heeled past Simon Mignolet after the Reds passed up several chances to clear a corner.
The game swung completely in the hosts' favour when former Everton forward Naismith (41) fired home on his Norwich debut, Mignolet beaten from a very tight angle. 
After the break, the drama intensified. The hosts stretched their lead nine minutes after the restart through Hoolahan's audacious penalty, but Alberto Moreno's challenge that conceded the spot-kick was reckless.
Wes Hoolahan (left) puts Norwich 3-1 up from the penalty spot
Wes Hoolahan (left) puts Norwich 3-1 up from the penalty spot
With the home fans still taking their seats after celebrating their side's third, Henderson arrived to put his side back in the contest (55), but he was allowed far too much time to convert from the edge of the box from Firmino's flick.
There was nothing the hosts could do about an equaliser that came eight minutes later, Liverpool showing their class in creating the opportunity for Firmino to delicately loft the ball over the onrushing Rudd after great work from Lallana to pick him out.
The comeback looked complete in the 75th minute, Milner profiting from a gift of a backpass from Martin to fire past Rudd and put Liverpool in front for the second time.
Lallana ran over to manager Jurgen Klopp following his goal
Lallana ran over to manager Jurgen Klopp following his goal
But their rally seemed in vain as Norwich grabbed what looked like a vital point in their fight for survival through Bassong in stoppage-time.
Again Liverpool had ample opportunity to get the ball upfield, but they failed to clear their lines as Norwich pressed, the centre-back firing past Mignolet from the edge of the box (90+2) in a manner any striker would have been proud of.
However, in a game that refused to relent, Lallana capitalised on more poor defending after Norwich failed to clear a long ball into the box, and fired past a static Rudd to stun Carrow Road, the matchwinner whipping off his shirt before being joined by colleagues and boss alike in jubilant celebrations.
Klopp lost his glasses in the celebration melee
Klopp lost his glasses in the celebration melee

Louis van Gaal covers his eyes during a low-key first half of Manchester United's game against Southampton

Louis van Gaal covers his eyes during a low-key first half of Manchester United's game against Southampton

Fraser Forster did not have a save of note to make, clutching one long-range Daley Blind shot to his midriff before the break and watching another from Jesse Lingard skid wide.
And an initial upsurge in urgency after half-time, sparked by the introduction of Juan Mata, failed to yield anything more menacing than a couple of penalty-box skirmishes.
Instead it was Southampton, who had made and missed the only chance of the first half for Sadio Mane, who emerged as the likelier winners as they won a succession of set-pieces.
Victor Wanyama headed wide at the back post from one while Paddy McNair, on for Matteo Darmian as another United full-back succumbed to injury, denied Shane Long from another.
The decisive free-kick need never have been conceded, though. Januzaj was sent on to have an impact in the final few minutes and at least fulfilled that part of the bargain, clumsy contact with Austin giving Saints' new striker the excuse he needed to drop to his knees and claim a decision.
Even then there was no excuse for the lack of marking that allowed Austin to meet James Ward-Prowse's free-kick with the kind of sure finish that persuaded Ronald Koeman to spend £4m on him last week.
Januzaj flashed one final half-chance wide as United belatedly piled men forward, but a point would have been scarcely merited.