Friday, 28 August 2015

President Buhari appoints Chief of Staff, Secretary to the Govt, and many others

Read press statement released yesterday below :

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the following appointments:

Engr. Babachir David Lawal – Secretary to the Government of the Federation
Alhaji Abba Kyari – Chief of Staff to the President
Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd.) – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service
Mr. Kure Martin Abeshi – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service
Senator Ita S.J. Enang – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate)

Photos : Manchester United unveil new black third kit

 Manchester United unveiled their new black third kit on Thursday.The new adidas strip features an orange pop on the brand's famous three stripes and the same graphic that has featured on both the red home and white away kit hem, albeit this time across the front of the jersey.

According the Manchester United's official website this will stand out 'brilliantly under the floodlights, which is ideal considering it will be used for the away UEFA Champions League fixtures.' Check out more pics below

Photos : Lionel Messi crowned Europe's best player ... and Ronaldo does not look happy !

Lionel Messi was on Thursday voted UEFA's Best Player in Europe for last season. The Barcelona star beat his teammate Luis Suarez and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in a Europe-wide poll of journalists.

Messi got the UEFA honor after a season-long duel with Ronaldo for the Champions League scoring record. Both resume this season on 77 goals. 

Messi scored 58 goals and provided 31 assists as Barcelona won a tremendous trebble - La Liga, the Copa del Rey and Champions League. 

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Clean your street, get one million Naira - Tambuwal

Read press statement below :
As part of measures to enhance cleanliness and preservation of the environment, Sokoto State Government has introduced a monthly incentive of one million Naira to any district adjudged to be the cleanest in the state.

Theo Walcott reflects on the influence Thierry Henry had on his Arsenal career with an Instagram post

Theo Walcott took to Instagram to reflect on the influence 38-yr-old  Thierry Henry has had on his Arsenal career since joining the club in January 2006.The 26-yr-old pacy winger  shared a picture of him posing with Henry when he signed from Southampton aged 16 and underneath, a new picture of the pair taken this week. He captioned it :
'Me & @thierryhenry - when I signed in 2006 & this week ,It seems Thierry hasn't aged at all!! #FlashBackFriday #Arsenal14.'
See the new pic of the pair this week . Much difference ?

INEC chairman Amina Zakari denies marital relationship with President Buhari's son

The acting INEC Chairman, Mrs. Amina Bala Zakari  , in an interview with PM News Nigeria , speaks on her new responsibilities, the preparations for the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states and denies she is an in-law to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Chelsea agree £69million deal to sign Paul Pogba ( very bad news for Mikel ! )

Chelsea have agreed a £69million deal to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus, according to reports. The Premier League champions have signed Pedro and  are still looking to make a couple more world class additions to their squad after a sluggish start to the new Premier League season.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Manchester United chase Neymar in super mega summer move !! !

According to an exclusive report by UK's The Sun , Manchester United have held secretive talks with Barcelona over an audacious move for Brazilian forward Neymar. Talks are believed to have been held whilst Ed Woodward was in Catalunya discussing a move for Pedro.

Neymar is now number 1 trend topic on Twitter Nigeria . Do you think this move is possible ?

China to invest $1 billion in Nasarawa

According to Leadership Newspaper , the Chinese government is ready to invest one billion dollars in Nasarawa State in the next five years through Tongyi group as part of its strategic partnership aimed at boosting commerce and trade.

This was disclosed by Mr. Yong Shubo, the general manager China public procurement in a chat with news men shortly after an interactive section with Nasarawa state government officials at government house Lafia.

President Buhari suspends Comptroller General of Immigration... here's why

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, David Parradang, with immediate effect.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Interior, Mr. Yusuf Isiaka Alhaji, on behalf of the permanent secretary of the ministry on Friday in Abuja.

Read what WAEC has this to say about the abducted Chibok girls

Speaking with the Education Correspondent Association of Nigeria (ECAN) in Abuja on Friday , the Head of the Nigeria National office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Mr. Charles Eguridu, revealed that council gave the Federal Government data of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.

Photos : Chelsea unveil their third kit for the new season

Chelsea have released their third kit for the 2015/16 season featuring an all-black design that is set to make its debut against West Brom on Sunday.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Photos : Locally made ' power vehicle ' spotted in Ikoyi

 This was spotted in Ikoyi by Ezinne Ileoba - she shared the pics online . What do you think it should be called ? See more pics below

Military braces up to tackle homeland crimes

Read press statement below :

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has put in place a joint operation of the army and air force to combat incidences of cattle rustling in the Kamuku Forest in the Northwest parts of the country which has so far routed out daredevil cattle thieves from the forest and recovered large herds of cows. The operation will be sustained until the forbidden forest is free of criminals and criminal activities.
The need to establish the joint operation has become very necessary because criminals, miscreants and barefaced common thugs have taken over the forest thus constituting themselves into a nuisance to Nigerians living in the area.

Photo :Divers recover $5m of sunken treasure off Florida coast

Divers off Florida’s coast have found gold for the second time this summer.On Thursday, four crew members from the ship SV Capitana will reveal how they discovered $4.5m of Spanish gold coins three weeks ago.

Breaking ! Pedro unveiled at Chelsea (Photos )

 Pedro has been unveiled as a Chelsea player this evening . The 28-year-old signed  a four-year deal after completing move from Barcelona in  a  £21million deal .

Pedro  is pictured posing with his new shirt alongside Chelsea's technical director Michael Emenalo - a Nigerian . See more pics below

Photos : Pedro completes move to Chelsea ; trains with his new team- mates

Chelsea have completed the £21million signing of Pedro from Barcelona on a four-year deal. The 28-year-old is so happy to join the Premier League champions after a year out of favour with the La Liga champions

He said before training with his new team-mates:

Pedro set for Chelsea medical as he completes £21.1million move to Stamford Bridge

Premier League champions Chelsea will sign Pedro from Barcelona  in a £21.1million deal this week. According to various reports , Manchester United pulled away from the deal on Tuesday night with the 28-year-old Spain international keen on a move to London.

Man Utd boss  Louis van Gaal and executive vice chairman Ed Woodward held more talks about the move on Monday but decided not to push through their initial interest.Chelsea will pay £19million up front to the Catalan giants, an improvement on the £17m offered by United.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Moses explains why Oliseh omitted him from Super Eagles' list

Chelsea and Super Eagles winger Victor Moses took to Twitter to supposedly reveal why coach Sunday Oliseh omitted him from the list of foreign Eagles for the 2017 AFCON qualifier against Tanzania.

He tweeted: 
“Thanks for all of your support and concern. I am having treatment on a small injury but hopefully will be back very soon.”

Photos from Gov.Rauf Aregbesola's daughter wedding

Governor of Osun State , Rauf Aregbesola gave his daughter, Shakirat Aregbesola, out in marriage over the weekend . The event took place at the at the Gradeur Event Center Ikeja, Lagos .

Some of the dignitaries present at the ceremony include : Oyo State Governor Ajimobi, Dele Alake, Senator Mamora, Ovation magazine publisher Dele Momodu . See more pics below

Read President Buhari's powerful directive to the Ministry of Communications Technology

Read Press Release below

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja directed the Ministry of Communications Technology to work harder to fully develop the revenue-generation potential of Nigeria's information technology sector.

Pics :Sergio Ramos signs new deal with Real Madrid with his beautiful wife and son watching

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has signed a  five-year new contract which will keep him at the Bernabeu  until at least 2020 . The 29-year-old Spanish center back snubbed Manchester United as he reaffirmed his loyalty alongside club president Florentino Perez on Monday afternoon at a press conference with gorgeous wife Pilar Rubio and adorable kid Sergio jnr present  .

Photos : Vice President Osinbajo represents President Buhari At Peace Summit In Addis Ababa

 Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN)  represented President Muhammadu Buhari at a peace mediation summit on the situation in South Sudan  in Addis Ababa on Monday.

The summit is  on the platform of the Inter-Governmental Authority, (IGAD). (IGAD is the regional trade group of 8 African countries from the Horn of Africa, Nile Valley and the Great Lakes.).

Naira appreciates against the US dollar ... You need to see the new exchange rate

The naira appreciated against the United States dollar at the parallel market on Monday to 217, from 221 recorded on Friday.

The naira rose on the back of weak demand for the dollar at the foreign exchange markets.

Forex traders linked this to an improved dollar liquidity occasioned by the sustained sales of the greenback by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

See list : Oliseh invites foreign-based players for Tanzania clash

18 foreign- based players have been invited by Super Eagles’ Head Coach Sunday Oliseh for next month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania in Dar es Salaam.All the 18 players, who will join up with the 23 home boys who arrived camp in Abuja on Monday, are expected in Abuja on Monday, 31st August, 2015 at the latest.

The Super Eagles take on Tanzania in Dar es Salaam on Saturday, September 5.

See list below :

Monday, 10 August 2015

Photos : President Buhari's beautiful daughter , Zahra now has a job !

Beautiful daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, Zahra, has received a new job !  She is the  new ACE charity ambassador at large. The company announced the news on Twitter !

ACE (Assisting caring and empowering) charity is a non-profit organisation whose mission  is to re-define the meaning of charity in Africa while providing education, literacy skills and training to African children and youths.

Photos from Tonto Dikeh's introduction ceremony with Obasanjo's son

Top Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh had her introduction ceremony to Oladunni Obasanjo Churchill ,  one of former President Olusegun Obasanjo‘s children , in her hometown in Port-Harcourt during the weekend . Tonto Dikeh's grandmother prayed and blessed the union during the ceremony .

Friday, 7 August 2015

Photos: Two bank officials arrested by the EFCC for N3.6billion fraud

Read press statement from EFCC below :

A crack team of operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, August 6, 2015 arrested one Kato Ifrahimu Nyam and Godwin Odali, both staff of a new generation bank for conspiring to defraud the bank to the tune of N3.6bn (three billion, six million naira) with an e-payment mandate purportedly from Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

See full list : Sunday Oliseh, invites 23 players for Tanzania match

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has invited 23 players from the Nigerian Premier League to begin camping ahead of next month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Tanzania in Dar es Salam.

According to Goal , about five players are expected to make the cut that will join the Europe-based players for the September 5 encounter against Tanzania and have been mandated to arrive Abuja by Monday, August 17.

Photos: Senior British Military officers visit DHQ ; promise to assist Nigeria to fight terrorism

Britain has re-affirmed its resolve to help Nigeria in the fight against terrorism. The British Deputy Chief of Defence Staff on Military Strategy and Operations, Lieutenant General Gordon Messenger gave this assurance when he and other senior British military officers paid courtesy call on the Nigeria Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Gabriel Olonisakin at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.