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Trump ally asked to resign from school board over insults

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A co-chairman of Republican Donald Trump's New York presidential campaign who publicly insulted Democratic President Barack Obama and his wife has been asked to resign from a local school board. Millionaire developer Carl Paladino told a Buffalo alternative newspaper last week he wanted to see Obama dead of mad cow disease and Michelle Obama living with a gorilla in Africa. He now says the comments weren't meant for publication but were nevertheless "inappropriate." At a special meeting on Thursday the Buffalo school board voted 6-2 to ask the state education commissioner to remove Paladino if he doesn't resign within 24 hours. Paladino didn't attend the meeting. He says he won't resign.

breaking news Patience Jonathan’s multiple accounts frozen

Several bank accounts connected or controlled by former first lady, Patience Jonathan will be frozen following an order by a Federal High Court in Lagos over criminal-related use. According to Sahara reporters, the account contains $5,316.66. Also affected were five companies and one Esther Oba that has a total balance of N7,418,829,290.94 . The court’s order came following charges initiated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed by its lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo.

Full List of The Army Officers retired by President buhari

Full List of The Army Officers Compulsorily Retired On Friday By Muhammadu Buhari. They Are 90% Southerners. The Ethnic and Regional cleansing Continues: Maj. Gen TC Ude (SE) Maj. Gen LC Ilo (SE) Maj. Gen IN Ijoma (SE) Maj. Gen O Ejimai (SE) Maj. Gen PAT Akem (SS) Maj. Gen ED Atewe (SS) Maj. Gen Letam Wiwa -Younger brother of murdered Environmental Rights activist and author, Ken Saro-Wiwa (SS) Maj. Gen FO Alli (SS) Maj. Gen Mobolaji Koleoso (SW) Maj. Gen SD Aliyu (MB) Maj. Gen MY Ibrahim Brig. Gen GO Agachi (SE) Brig. Gen Okonkwo (SE) Brig. Gen Ogidi (SS) Brig. Gen Koko Essien (SS) Brig. Gen PE Ekpeyong (SS) Brig. Gen Bright Fiboinumama (SS) Brig. Gen. M. Onoyiveta (SS) Brig. Gen IMD Lawson (SS) Brig. Gen Oyefesobi (SW) Brig. Gen AI Onibasa (SW) Brig. Gen Bashir Mormo (SS) Brig. Gen AH Sa’ad (SS)-Former ADC to late President Musa Yar'adua Brig. Gen MG Ali Brig. Gen LN Bello Brig. Gen D Abdusalam Col. CK Ukoha (SE) Col. OU Nwankwo (SE) Col. Nicholas Achinze -Dasuki’s ADC (SE) C…

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Govt to put stollen money into 2017 bojhet

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breaking news about the traffic in lokoja

By Stella It's terrible Youths are protesting and decided to block d road till government agree to their demands It's been three days now. Govt should do something about it.

From Nigeria, MMM moves to Ghana, Kenya

The debut of the Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM) in Kenya and Ghana, approximately 48 hours after its activities in Nigeria were suspended for a month, has caused increased panic among Nigerian MMM participants. Chiamaka Ugorji, the wife of Chuddy Ugorji, a leading MMM Nigeria promoter, attempted to calm nerves by writing an open letter to participants, but this failed to reassure Nigerians that their investments were safe.

Governor Ayade set to appoint 6,000 new aides, create 50,000 jobs

Governor Ben Ayade says he would appoint 6, 000 new aides and create 50, 000 jobs as from January 2017 - He says the appointment of the new aides would expand governance and put food on the tables of residents - The Cross River governor vows to make sure nobody in the state is unemployed Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state on Monday, December 19, said he would appoint 6, 000 new aides and create 50, 000 jobs as from January 2017, The Punch reports. According to him, the appointment of the new aides would expand governance and put food on the tables of residents, while the job opportunities will make sure nobody in the state is unemployed. Governor Ayade set to appoint 6,000 new aides, create 50,000 jobs Governor Ayade set to appoint 6,000 new aides, create 50,000 jobs Ayade made this known at the U.J. Esuene stadium during a reception held in his honour following the December 9 Supreme Court ruling which validated his election. READ ALSO: Price of food goes down in Cross Ri…

Stock market rebounds as investors net N468bn in 3 weeks

These effectively trimmed the year-to-date loss in the stock market to -6.8 per cent compared to -11.55 per cent recorded three weeks ago. Capital market operators attributed these positive development to portfolio realignment by bargain hunters who are investing in cheap stocks and those who are taking position to benefit from companies that usually declared dividend early in the year. Moreover, they stated that the surge recently seen in oil prices as a result of the decision by member countries of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, to peg output, is also impacting the market in the right direction. They noted that this positive sentiment might continue into next year, especially with the 2017 expansionary budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari last week. Week-to-date performance On week-to-week basis, the ASI and market capitalisation rose by 3.44 per cent driven by interest in oil and gas company, Seplat Development Company Plc, which rose by 20.6 …

Amber Rose and Val Chmerkovskiy Hold Hands in Los Angeles

MUVA is on the move with Val Chmerkovskiy! Amber Rose and Dancing with the Stars‘s latest champ were spotted holding hands as they walked to Delilah in Los Angeles on Friday night. Rose, 33, was all smiles in a black velvet romper and knee-high boots, while the younger Chmerkovskiy brother, 30, sported an all-black ensemble. Rose was a contestant on the latest season of DWTS (before she was voted off in week 6 of the show) and partnered up with Chmerkovskiy’s older brother Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The budding couple first fueled romance rumors in October after they were spotted cozying up together at Rose’s 33rd birthday party. “They were giggly and seemed very comfortable together,” an onlooker shared to PEOPLE. In October, Chmerkovskiy shared a photo from the festivities with the caption, “HBD MUVA.” Val Chmerkovskiy Plays Coy on Amber Rose Romance Rumors The duo also wore coordinating Halloween costumes soon after Rose’s birthday, and, as a source previously told PEOPLE, “It…

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Matteo Renzi's referendum defeat risks Italy political crisis

Italian PM Matteo Renzi's referendum defeat on Sunday has left Italy facing political and economic uncertainty. Mr Renzi announced he was stepping down after his constitution reform plan was rejected by voters. He met President Sergio Mattarella and will offer him his resignation later. Mr Mattarella must decide whether to appoint a new PM or hold elections. There are concerns the instability may trigger a deeper crisis for Italy's already vulnerable banking sector. A consortium organising a possible bailout for one leading bank, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, is meeting on Monday to consider whether to pursue the rescue bid.

Who is Afraid of Atiku Abubakar?

The choice Nigerians need to make in 2019 One politician strolled into the fourth republic with huge dose of democratic credentials. Alhaji Abubakar Atiku established himself as a democrat immediately he resigned from public service. He became a disciple of late Gen. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, the great political tactician that swept the country like a hurricane. Members of this political machine included Chief Anthony Anenih, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Lamidi Adedibu, Dapo Sarumi, Yomi Edu and others. Turaki Abubakar was at the verge of winning the governorship election of Adamawa State in 1991 before former military President Ibrahim Babangida banned him and other frontline candidates across the afraid-atiku-abubakar/ot deterred by the setback, he contested the presidential primary election of the Social Democratic Party and placed third out 30 contestants. Who is afraid of Atiku and why are they afraid of him? In understanding who and why they are afraid of Atiku, we need to analyse the politic…

ONDO ELECTION, 2019 AND THE BATTLE WITHIN APC : Pro-Buhari elements Vs Tinubu’s men Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/12/ondo-election-2019-battle-within-apc-pro-buhari-elements-vs-tinubus-men/

Akure Though peaceful, last weekend’s governorship election in Ondo State was seen by many observers as a ‘bazaar’ in which the highest bidder got the lion share of the votes. But, whereas all the major political parties allegedly took part in the undemocratic game, the way the All Progressives Congress (APC) allegedly went on spending spree put to question the anti-corruption crusade of the ruling government at the federal level. No fewer than six governors of the APC whose states’ civil servants are owed salaries for several months were said to be part of the ‘bazaar’ staged in the name of election. They were allegedly led to Ondo by the Chairman of the party’s Governors Forum, Rochas Okorocha, who is the Imo State governor and a former governor of Ekiti State but now Solid Minerals Minister, Dr Kayode Fayemi. Oyegun, Tinubu and Buhari Security operatives and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were believed to be part of the alleged voters inducemen…

Borno can debunks alleged marginalization in reconstruction of destroyed churches Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/12/borno-can-debunks-alleged-marginalization-reconstruction-destroyed-churches/#disqus_thread

Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Borno State chapter, Bishop Mohammed Naga, has debunked allegations that many christian communities have been marginalized in the on-going reconstruction work of destroyed churches by government of Governor Kashim Shettima. Briefing newsmen in his office, CAN centre, Maiduguri, at the week end, the Bishop, who is also the Vice Chairman of the Committee set up by the governor to reconstruct destroyed churches due to activities of Boko Haram in southern senatorial district of the state, said, none of the christian communities will be marginalized in the reconstruction effort as claimed by some groups in Damboa Local Government Area. Earlier, Brother Simon Ularju who is Chairman of Christian Forum in Damboa, who led other members on a courtesy call on the CAN Chairman recently alleged that, “communities of Kopchi, Izgeki, Kauji, Bdagu, Yazza, Shawa, Kuburvu, Kwanjilari and other villages on the fringes of Sambisa forest, whose churches …

House of Reps seeks 90% implementation of NIMASA’s budget

House of Representatives Committee on Maritime Safety, Education and Administration has resolved to support the rebuilding efforts of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in its quest to reposition, reform and restructure the agency for the benefit of the nation’s economy. The committee challenged NIMASA’s management on 90 percent implementation of its budget, calling on the management to spend funds appropriated to it, according to the provisions of the law, so that the value of the projects can be realised. The Chairman of the Committee, Mohammed Umar Bago said this when he led other members of his committee on oversight visit to the agency, assuring the unflinching support of members to enable the agency deliver on its mandate, in ensuring the growth of the maritime sector, especially now that the economy is in a recession. The Committee Chairman called on the management to see their visit as a wakeup call, noting that “in the 8th Assembly, the legislat…

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Rosie O’Donnell Explains Her Speculation That Barron Trump Is Autistic

Rosewrote a candid message to fans on her website Saturday, explaining that the reason she questioned if Barron Trump has autism is because her daughter was recently diagnosed with the condition and she recognizes the symptoms. “Here is how it went down,” O’Donnell began. “My 3.5 year old daughter Dakota was diagnosed in September with HFA — high functioning autism. I have been immersed in that world/reality since learning — reading — asking questions. It’s all autism — all the time for the newly diagnosed. As we try to grab onto anything to keep us standing, the knowledge we r not alone there r others living this too.” O’Donnell goes on to write: “But this autism subject — had nothing to do with Donald, though i admit he does trigger me in all ways — i have no ill will for his children — or any children — and if u knew anything about me — u would know that.”

Rosie O’Donnell Explains Her Speculation That Barron Trump Is Autistic

Rosewrote a candid message to fans on her website Saturday, explaining that the reason she questioned if Barron Trump has autism is because her daughter was recently diagnosed with the condition and she recognizes the symptoms. “Here is how it went down,” O’Donnell began. “My 3.5 year old daughter Dakota was diagnosed in September with HFA — high functioning autism. I have been immersed in that world/reality since learning — reading — asking questions. It’s all autism — all the time for the newly diagnosed. As we try to grab onto anything to keep us standing, the knowledge we r not alone there r others living this too.” O’Donnell goes on to write: “But this autism subject — had nothing to do with Donald, though i admit he does trigger me in all ways — i have no ill will for his children — or any children — and if u knew anything about me — u would know that.”

EU gets tough: Bloc tells UK Brexit is lose-lose situation

LONDON (AP) — Since Britain voted to leave the European Union, U.K. officials have had one message: Brexit means Brexit. Now they have EU leaders' reply: And it's going to hurt. The prime minister of Malta, whose country is about to assume the EU presidency, is the latest leader to dash Britain's hopes of an easy divorce, signaling that the 27 other nations will drive a hard bargain. Joseph Muscat told the BBC that "there will not be a situation when the U.K. has a better deal than it has today." "In the U.K. it's fair game to bash Brussels and then you don't need to be surprised that in Brussels they bash you back," Muscat said in an interview broadcast Friday. "So this is a bit of Catch-22. It won't be a case whether one side gains and the other side loses. We are all going to lose something." Malta, a former British colony, is usually one of the U.K.'s strongest supporters in Europe. The island nation is due to hold the EU&…

Report: Russian propaganda effort spread fake news

NEW YORK (AP) — A new report suggests a "sophisticated" Russian propaganda campaign helped flood social media with fake news stories leading up to the presidential election. The Washington Post, citing a yet-to-be published report from independent researchers, said the goal was to punish Hillary Clinton, help Donald Trump, and undermine faith in American democracy. The report comes from a nonpartisan group of researchers called PropOrNot. The group describes itself as "concerned American citizens" with expertise in computer science, national security and public policy. The researchers say they traced the origins of posts and mapped the connections among accounts that delivered similar messages. The findings show just how effective the bogus reports and propaganda were, according to the report. On Facebook, PropOrNot estimates that stories planted or promoted by the disinformation campaign were viewed 213 million times. While it's not clear whether fake news an…

For some in middle class, Trump plan would mean tax increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's proposals would modestly cut income taxes for most middle-class Americans. But for nearly 8 million families — including a majority of single-parent households — the opposite would occur: They'd pay more. Most married couples with three or more children would also pay higher taxes, an analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found. And while middle-class families as a whole would receive tax cuts of about 2 percent, they'd be dwarfed by the windfalls averaging 13.5 percent for America's richest 1 percent. Trump's campaign rhetoric had promoted the benefits of his proposals for middle-income Americans. "The largest tax reductions are for the middle class," said Trump's "Contract With the American Voter," released last month. The tax hikes that would hit single parents and large families would result from Trump's plan to eliminate the personal exemption and the head-of-household filing…

Trump Wins Michigan With 10,704 Votes

It’s been more than two weeks since the 2016 presidential election, but the final results from Michigan are in: Donald Trump won by 10,704 votes. It’s the first time a Republican candidate won the state since George H. W. Bush in 1988. While former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won the popular vote with more than 2 million submissions, the race in Michigan was tight. By winning the state’s 16 Electoral College votes, Trump’s total increased to 306. Clinton’s is 232. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win. The results were posted by Ruth Johnson, Michigan’s Secretary of State, Wednesday after all the votes were reviewed and certified by Michigan’s 83 county clerks Tuesday. “Many people have asked about Michigan’s process for counting ballots and certifying election results. Please be aware that all 1,521 Michigan cities and townships completed ballot counting and reported unofficial results by the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 9,” a statement on Johnson’s website reads. “Th…

Are y’all ready to die?’ Chattanooga bus driver reportedly asked children before crash

Ibrahimovic eyeing ‘conquering’ US

Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic said Tuesday he was eyeing the possibility of a move to the the United States.“I can see myself conquering the US, just as I have (conquered) Europe,” the 35-year-old Swede told daily newspaper Aftonbladet in an interview.

“People stay in one place throughout their entire career, but I have travelled around like Napoleon in Europe and conquered every country I’ve arrived in,” Ibrahimovic said.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) football club’s newly recruited Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (L) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) football club’s chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi arrive to give a press conference as part of Ibrahimovic’s official presentation at the Parc des Princes on July 18, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO
“So maybe I could cross the Atlantic and conquer the US as well,” he said after winning the Swedish Golden Ball award for the 11th time on Monday.In honour of the country’s most prolific goal-scorer, the Swedish football association announced that a st…

Stephen Hawking is right to fear advanced alien civilisations. We should keep our heads low

One of those asking these questions is Stephen Hawking, the British cosmologist with many deep thoughts and a good sense of humour. Unlike many celebrity scientists, Hawking's provocative, news-grabbing statements almost always have some content worth pondering. Hawking is part of a Breakthrough ...

CNN’s Jeff Zucker, TV News Anchors Face ‘Firing Squad’ in ‘Unprecedented’ Meeting With Donald Trump

In a Monday meeting at New York’s Trump Tower that Donald Trump spokeswoman called “unprecedented,” the president-elect tore into top broadcast and cable news executives and on-air talent as representatives of the “dishonest” media, the New York Post reported. Trump specifically named CNN president Jeff Zucker in the off-the-record meeting, according to the Post, which described the atmosphere as like a “firing squad” by the real estate mogul turned reality TV host turned politician. Representatives for Trump and CNN did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s requests for comment. The president-elect’s off-the-record confab with suits and anchors from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CNN lasted a little over an hour and attendees didn’t answer questions on the way out. Also Read: Sean Hannity Defends Against Megyn Kelly Accusation That Pro-Trump TV Hosts Faked Credibility Conway, who was Trump’s campaign manager and now serves as a senior adviser, organized the meeting in only two days. “Excelle…

How Christie lost his spot on the Trump transition team

Something was bothering Donald Trump as he made his victory speech after the election. The newly minted president-elect took the stage with at least 40 of his closest aides and allies, but according to a high-level campaign source familiar with Trump’s thinking, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kept pushing to be near the president-elect and “trying to get in shots.” Trump got annoyed,” the source told Yahoo News. The election night photo incident was one of several factors Trump insiders cited to explain why Christie was demoted from his position as transition team chair and replaced by Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Nov. 11. Contrary to some press reports, Christie’s downfall wasn’t the result of friction with Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, campaign sources said. Instead, Trump thought Christie was mishandling the transition, and he had “growing concerns” about the governor’s role in the Bridgegate scandal, in which two of Christie’s close aides were convicted of …

Jonathan may contest 2019 elections – Dele Momodu

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, may seek reelection in Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election, the publisher of Ovation Magazine, Mr. Dele Momodu, has said. Jonathan, who ruled Africa’s most populous nation from 2011 to 2015, lost his bid for reelection in last year’s presidential polls to President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress. Since leaving office Jonathan’s profile internationally has risen, and Mr. Momodu says the Peoples Democratic Party chieftain may stage a comeback bid in 2019. In an article titled, “The second coming of Goodluck Jonathan”, Mr. Momodu explained that the victory of US President-elect Donald trump “should bring us back to our senses”. He wrote, “I have been reading about the rising profile of our former President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, and wish to state without equivocation that no one should rule him out of the 2019 presidential race. I first hinted this possibility about two months ago and wish to reiterate that Nigerians sh…

Those plotting to disintegrate Nigeria won’t succeed— DOGARA

says ‘Northern Muslims backed my emergence’as speaker’ By Emman Ovuakporie & Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said those plotting and fighting for the dismemberment of Nigeria were bound to fail, noting God didn’t make a mistake in bringing the various ethnic groups together in one country.Dogara spoke during a reception organised by Northern Nigeria Christian Politicians to honour him and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, in Abuja weekend. The speaker, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, advised those plotting the disintegration of the Nigerian state to have a rethink because their mission was bound to fail. He said: “ For some of us who think Nigeria was a mistake, or that the North, having aggregated so many ethnic groups, and then two dominant force is a mistake, I want to advice us to do a rethink. “ “The one who put togeth…

World Cup Bombshell For Buhari: Dalung kicks against Nigeria’s participation Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/11/world-cup-bombshell-for-buhari-dalung-kicks-against-nigerias-participation/

Attention President Muhammadu Buhari: This is what the man you appointed the general overseer of our sports told an international media organisation,Voice of America, Hausa Service: Nigeria does not need to attend the next World Cup holding in Russia. The World Cup is not just a football competition. It also represents a bigger avenue for nations to showcase their football artistry to a global audience, with players getting to secure new and bumper contracts and endorsements, which in turn, impact positively on the country’’s Gross Domestic Product and Foreign Direct Investment. Football is business and the World Cup fetches money for all participants. It is top in entertainment and business. Qualifiers even earn more than $5m from Fifa. Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/11/

Has US passed baton of world leadership to Germany?

In this once divided city, Barack Obama, the outgoing President of a now divided USA, came bearing a baton, a torch of global international leadership to pass on to Chancellor Angela Merkel. He lavished praise on his "closest ally" in office. Frau Merkel almost appeared to tear up as he recounted her personal history being the story of Germany's success. President Obama practically said he would vote for her, if he could. How history's wheel turns. In his own analysis, it does not move in a straight line, it zigzags. Donald Trump's election, Brexit, the rise of some populist movements; all have been woven together by digitisation, and the easy percolation of false simple answers to complex truths, he says. :: Japan PM Shinzo Abe first foreign leader to meet Donald Trump Video: Obama: Trump must 'stand up' to Russia Frau Merkel responded with the same analysis. She will find it easier to face off the rise of populist parties, due to the German elect…

Obama's last trip: Addressing a divided Europe

Obama's last trip: Addressing a divided Europe By Atika Shubert, CNN Updated 1321 GMT (2121 HKT) November 16, 2016 Obama, Trump: The view from Greece 01:00 Story highlights President Obama to meet leaders of Italy, France, Germany and the UK on Friday Obama will meet one-on-one with Merke The white pillars of the Parthenon, which sits at the top of the Acropolis, still stand strong 2,500 years on - a symbolic testament to the enduring idea of a government by and for the people. In the words of the Athenian general Pericles, "a government in the hands of the many, not the few." This time, President Obama comes to Europe as the defeated champion of two causes lost to democratic votes: opposition both to the election of Donald Trump as President and "Brexit," the British vote to leave the European Union. For both the US and the EU, these are uncharted waters: how will President-elect Trump -- the only candidate in US history to have won without any experience…

28-year-old Nigerian man arrested in Durban, South Africa, drugs and cash seized

28-year-old Nigerian national was arrested and charged with possession of drugs by members of the Durban Flying Squad Narcotic Drug Team in Bellair, on Monday, November 14th.The suspect appeared in the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court earlier today. According to the KZN police’s Col, Thembeka Mbhele, the suspect was arrested following a tip-off about drugs in the area. "The Durban Flying Squad Narcotic Drug Team were conducting their patrols in the Bellair area near Chatsworth when they followed up information about drugs in the area.  Drugs such as rock cocaine, cocaine powder, ecstasy tablets and crystal methcathinone were confiscated from the suspect," added Col Mbhele. The KwaZulu Natal acting provincial commissioner, Maj Gen Bheki Langa, praised the drug team for their dedication. "The recovered drugs were intended to be sold to our youth who abuse them but with the intervention of the police, this was prevented. We appeal to the community to expose drug dealer…

breaking news Biafra: Jubilation in Enugu as Nnamdi Kanu regains freedom

ENUGU-Wild jubilation erupted in major streets of Enugu metropolis,Thursday, as the news of the release of detained Director,Radio Biafra,Nnamdi Kanu filtered in. Nnamdi was arrested on October 17, by security operatives, shortly after he arrived Nigeria from his base in the United Kingdom which prompted over one month groundswell protests in the south-east and parts of south-south geopolitical zones demanding for his unconditional release. Vanguard moved round Ogui Road,New Haven streets in Enugu,people especially youths were in a frenzy mood just as most relaxation spots were filled to the brim occasioned by his release. New Leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra,MASSOB,Uchenna Madu who has being the arrowhead of the struggle for Kanu’s release said that,”the discharge,acquit of charges against Kanu by Nigerian Government is a triumph over forces of injustice,suppression,oppression and subjection against the oppressed Indigenous People of Bia…

- 20 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria beat Canada 3-1

Abuja – The Falconets of Nigeria on Wednesday salvaged their pride with a 3-1 defeat of their Canadian counterparts in their second Group B game at the ongoing U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea. The Coach peter Dedevbo tutored women came from a goal down to win after Canada’s Gabrielle Carle opened scoring in the 15th minute to put her team in the lead. Nigeria’s Chinaza Uchendu, however got the equalizer at the 45th minute through a penalty. At the blast of the whistle for the second half, Joy Bokiri gave Nigeria her second goal in 40 seconds. Chiwendu Ihezuo sealed victory for Nigeria in the 73rd minute after defying the Canadian defence to give Falconets their third goal. Nigeria now has three points from two matches, having endured a 6-0 spanking by Japan in their opening game. Nigeria will now face top-of-the-table Spain in Group B, while Canada take on Japan on Nov. 20 in their last group games. The tournament which started on Nov. 13 is expected to end on Dec…

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki announces new appointments

The Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki has appointed and sworn-in Mr. Osarodion Ogie as Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Akerele as Chief of Staff, John Mayaki as his interim Chief Press Secretary and Hon. John Osakue as Executive Director, Protocol. Mr. Osarodion Ogie, until his appointment as SSG was a former Commissioner for Works under the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole's administration, former Vice Chairman, Economic and Strategy Team and former Chief of Staff during the first tenure of the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole administration. Mr. Taiwo Francis Akerele, until now was the Project Coordinator for the World Bank Public Financial Management and Youth employment Program for Edo state. Mr Akerele was trained at the Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts USA. Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada, Stellenbosch University Cape Town, World Bank Institute Washington DC, University of ibadan and University of Benin. A trained banker, Mr Akerele previously worked at the …

SHOCK as Nazis claim territory in UK city as it honours its war dead

A NAZI-controlled zone has been declared in Liverpool, just hours after locals gathered to remember their war dead. By Michael Havis / Published 14th November 2016 3 Nazi sticker in Liverpool, left, and Adolf Hitler, right LIVERPOOL ECHO/GETTY SICK: The Nazi-sticker plastered around Liverpool, left, and Adolf Hitler, right Outrageous stickers warning that people were entering a Nazi area were plastered across parts of the city. They were on lampposts, doors and crossings – and bear the logo of the fascist group National Action.

Brizzi admitted being 'inspired' by US hit show Breaking Bad

As the gruesome details were read to the court, Brizzi broke down in tears, crying out "I'm sorry, I'm sorry". Crispin Aylett QC, prosecuting, warned jurors they needed "broad minds and strong stomachs" to try the case. The callous murderer, of Southwark, south London, was arrested on April 7 after neighbours complained of foul smells coming from his flat. Cops arrived at his flat, which had a strong stench of "gone off meat", to find him wearing pink Y-fronts and aviator sunglasses, which a neighbour described as similar to those worn by Tom Cruise in Top Gun. In the bath tub there were "globules" of flesh floating in acid, while buckets full of human remains lay on the floor. Officers found a hand and a spine in a bin bag. The satanic bible was later discovered on his computer, along with the 'bible of cock'. PC Semple, who was originally from Inverness in Scotland and lived in Greenhithe, Kent, was reported missing by hi…

Cannibal cop monster guilty of killing policeman after drug-fuelled sex party

AN EVIL satanist who choked a gay cop to death during a drug-fuelled sex session then chopped up and dissolved the body in acid has been convicted of murderStefano Brizzi killed PC Gordon Semple, 59, after they met through the gay dating app Grindr for drug-fuelled "hot dirty sleazy" sex on April 1. The 50-year-old cooked and eaten parts of the body, with PC Semple's DNA found on chopsticks, in a pot and in the oven. Brizzi, a former web developer for the bank Morgan Stanley, denied killing him, and claimed PC Semple had accidentally died in a "state of erotic bliss" when his lead slipped, and he heard a snap. But prosecutors argued he had been agitated after an earlier Grindr hook-up fell through, and that Brizzi did not like PC Semple as he claimed he was fat and "just sat on my bed masturbating". At the Old Bailey today, the Italian national was convicted of murder and cleared of an alternative count of manslaughter.

Nigerians participating in MMM scheme vulnerable to losing investment’

By Emman Ovuakporie and Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA-MEMBERS of the House of Representatives Wednesday resolve to probe into the operations of the internet based wonder bank, otherwise known as “MMM Nigeria Scheme” in order to save innocent Nigerians from falling prey to fraudsters in this era of economic recession. Consequently, the House has mandated its committees on banking and currency as well as that on financial crimes to probe the operations of the wonder bank and report back to the House for further legislative action within the next four weeks. Sergey Mavrodi of inventor MMM

Algerian National Team Arrives Uyo For World Cup Qualifier (Photos)

The Algerian National Team has arrived Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital for the World Cup Qualifying match against the Super Eagles of Nigeria happening live on Saturday 12th November 2016 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium by 5pm. Need tickets for this match?

Kebbi Surpasses One Million Tonnes Of Rice

The importance of Agriculture to the economy cannot be quantified more especially in the present economic crunch where all other sources of revenue have dwindled. Besides, agriculture is the only dependable activity that could guarantee food security apart from its economic benefits, hence, the federal government saw the need to diversify the economy with much priority to agriculture. Nigeria is blessed with vast arable land that can sustain commercial agriculture for both cash crops and food crops. Oil revenue in the global market has continued to shrink and agriculture becomes the alternative economic base that could replace dependency on oil. The Federal Government, therefore, did not hesitate to go back to agric which used to be the mainstay of the economy prior to the discovery of oil. “Go back to the land and develop agriculture because the era of depending on oil is over’’ that was the message of President Muhammadu Buhari to farmers when he lunched the dry season and the Cen…

Cossy Ojiakor puts her boobs on display as she steps out with Empress Njamah

Beautiful ladies at the Diamonds Awards last weekend. Actress Empress shared the photos on her page. More photos after the cut...

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez speaks out for first time since injury scare with Chile

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has spoken out for the first time since picking up an injury while away with Chile. Sanchez was initially understood to have suffered a calf problem while on international duty but the Chilean FA then confirmed that the 27-year-old had in fact sustained a hamstring strain. Striker with ZERO Premier League goals this season to START for England against Scotland Chile travel to face Colombia on Thursday evening and the Gunners forward has already been ruled out of the crucial World Cup qualifier.  Sanchez has now had his say on his injury in the lead-up to kick-off.

How Nigeria can be great again, by Maitama Sule, Ofonagoro, others

By Michael Eboh Abuja—Elder statesmen, religious leaders and economists, yesterday, called for the re-adoption of the 1960 constitution, and asked that the country returned to agreements reached during the independence, if Nigeria must attain greatness, surmount its political, economic and social crisis and also achieve true national integration. Maitama Sule These were the views of Alhaji Maitama Sule, Chief Walter Ofonagoro, Bashorun Seinde Arogbofa, Mrs. Sarah Jubril and Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah at the 2016 Annual General Meeting/Conference of Nigerian Institute for Public Relations, NIPR, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, chapter in Abuja. Specifically, elder statesman,  Sule lamented that the norms and values inherited from the nation’s founding fathers had been thrown overboard. He explained that Nigerians used to have leaders who had the interest of the country at heart, not party or selfish interest, adding that before independence, Nigeria was not immuned to crisis bu…

S-H-A-M-E! Nigeria lose again in Suwon

Nigeria’s U-19 football team led by coach Manu Garba lost their second straight game at the Suwon Continental Cup yesterday when they went down 1-0 to Iran. On Wednesday, they were battered 8-1 by England in their opening game.

Donald Trump and Barack Obama meet at White House

US President-elect Donald Trump has said it was a "great honour" to meet President Barack Obama for transition talks at the White House. Mr Obama said he was "encouraged" by their "excellent" and "wide-ranging" conversation, lasting over an hour. During the election campaign, Mr Trump vowed to dismantle Mr Obama's legacy and he has previously questioned his US citizenship. Mr Obama, meanwhile, had called Mr Trump "uniquely unqualified". Latest updates Five awkward photos of Trump meeting Obama President Trump's possible cabinet Trump presidency: Questions answered But following Mr Trump's shock defeat of Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's election, Mr Obama appealed for national unity and said he was "rooting" for him. After Thursday's behind-closed-doors meeting in the White House, Mr Obama said: "My number one priority in the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our presiden…