Date
June 21, 2019

SPORTS: Barcelona Offer 100m Euros, Coutinho For Neymar

Barcelona have tabled an offer of €100 million plus Philippe Coutinho in their bid to bring Neymar back to the club, reports Sport. The Camp Nou giants are eager to re-sign the Brazil international from Paris Saint-Germain and are hoping that a deal involving a sizeable fee and a proven playmaker will be deemed acceptable. In other news, Transfer fee alone could break his own world record Neymar’s elevated wage demands are the main obstacle between the Brazilian and a move back to Barcelona, according to Le 10 Sport. Speculation concerning Neymar’s future has heightened in recent days, amid reports that he is determined not to resume his Paris Saint-Germain [Read]

BREAKING! CAF Takes Final Decision On Use Of VAR In AFCON 2019

  The Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will make its debut in this edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed. However, the latest technology in refereeing will be applied from the quarter-final games. “We’ve taken all measures and tested offline for a backup to the VAR. The referees are concentrating to make everything possible for the system to be implemented successfully. “We took the risk and until now it worked very well until we have some difficulties and we assure they will not be repeated,” CAF’s Deputy General Secretary, Anthony Baffoe said on Friday. The VAR has previously been used in [Read]

Musician Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Singing Anti-Ganduje Song

Mr Yusuf, popularly known as AGY, recorded the innuendo-laden hit song which dwells on the governor’s alleged avarice, creation of new emirates in the state and election rigging. The singer was arrested by the police on Monday night and arraigned before Magistrate Court 72, Noman’s Land presided by Aminu Gabari. During the summary trial on Wednesday, the court found Mr Yusuf guilty of three-count charges of releasing a song without the approval of the Kano State Censorship Board, releasing a video without obtaining same approval and defamation of the character of Mr Ganduje. On count 1 and 2, the singer was sentenced to six months each with an option N50,000 [Read]

Why I Stole A 3-Day-Old Baby Inside Jos Hospital – Suspect

Mrs. Leritshimwa Diyal has said that the desire to have a child, who would call her mother, pushed her into stealing a three-day-old baby in Plateau Specialist Hospital, Jos. The 32-year-old student of College of Health Technology, Zawan, Plateau State, stole the baby belonging to one Mrs. Mary Chukwuebuka. Diyal, before her arrest, had claimed that she gave birth at a kidnappers’ den. She also claimed that she registered for ante-natal care at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH). “I have been married for over seven years without a child; the desire to have one pushed me into stealing another woman’s child. My husband and I have sought for medical [Read]

Simi launched Record Label “Studio Brat”

Nigerian vocal powerhouse, Simi has officially launched her recording company, “Studio Brat“; it is following her exit from X3M Music few weeks ago. Simi captioned on her Instagram page; “STUDIO BRAT – The Record Company; The norm is to do a formal and proper press release, with big, impersonal words – but this is me and you. We started with true laughs, constructive criticism, silly jokes and personal moments. We’re gonna keep it that way. All I’ve ever wanted was to live my dreams – to do it on my terms, but for you. Each step I’ve taken has brought me here. This is only the beginning of the best [Read]

Police Sends Warning To Herdsmen In Ebonyi State

The Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State command, CP Awosola Awotinde on Friday warned herdsmen residing in various communities of the state to observe laws guiding such areas to avert clashes with farmers. Awotinde gave the charge in Abakaliki during an interactive meeting with herdsmen in the state. He warned that the command will not hesitate to deal with anyone trying to truncate existing peace in the state. He advised the herdsmen to work with community police, the Divisional police officers (DPOs), and Divisional Commissioner offices (DCOs) to strengthen peace in their localities. He however, urged them to stop reporting minor issues to his office without first reporting to the DPO [Read]

“I Am Coming For Your Man And I Don’t Care” – Teni Warns Ladies

Nigerian singer, Teni has warned all women, both married and unmarried to hold on to their men tightly because she’s coming for them at all cost. In the video posted on her IG page, Teni claimed that some men have been making amorous advances which she deemed as disturbing. The video was captioned thus:- “I’m Taking Everyone’s Man 😳😳😳 Idc Idc Because Na Me Be Cinderella Ohhhh!! #PowerRangers” [Read]

Nigerians Blast INEC Over Plans To Register 200 Political Parties In 2023

Some Nigerians on Thursday reacted to the statement credited to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that Nigeria may go into the 2023 general elections with over 200 political parties on the ballot papers and result sheets. INEC’s national commissioner, Festus Okoye, made the statement in Abuja on Wednesday at an Electoral Reform Roundtable organised by the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room and the Kofi Annan Foundation. Okoye’s statement did not go down well with many Nigerians who were already outraged by the large number of political parties in the country which currently stands at 91. Many Nigerians, especially youths, have taken to the social media to condemn the move, [Read]

SHOCKING! Another UNN Final Year Student Commits Suicide By Drinking Sniper

Another final year student of University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN Samuel Elias has reportedly committed suicide by taking sniper This is coming just few weeks after Chukwuemeka Akachi, a 400-level student of Department of English and Literary Studies in UNN also ended his own life after taking a bottle of sniper. Kate Elias, mother of the final year student of UNN who committed suicide told NAN that the incident happened on Monday June 17, around 5.30pm in her house at Justina Eze Street, Nsukka. HOW IT ALL HAPPENED Kate who works with the university, said she came home on the day of the incident and found her son in a bad [Read]