Thursday, 27 October 2016

My Life In Manchester Is A Disaster

Jose Mourinho has claimed living in Manchester has been a “bit of a disaster” so far as he painted a frustrated picture of life in a goldfish bowl.
His wife Tami and children Matilde and Jose Jr – a goalkeeper at Fulham – have stayed in London at their stunning central London townhouse – and he says he does not like constant paparazzi attention.

The former Chelsea coach is facing huge pressure after United slumped to a 4-0 defeat over the weekend against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The huge loss extended United's poor run to one win in six Premier league matches.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

I’m Done With Trump – Clinton

U.S. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has said she no longer cares what her Republican rival Donald Trump might say and will focus on issues instead
“I debated him for four and a half hours,” she said, recalling their acrimonious exchanges. “I don’t even think about responding to him anymore.” She was speaking to reporters aboard her campaign plane.

Mr Trump used a rally in Gettysburg to promise curbs on lobbying and new trade and climate change negotiations. With just 16 days until the election, much of the recent focus has been on controversies linked to his campaign. On Saturday, he again promised to sue every woman who had accused him of sexual assault or inappropriate behaviour as soon as his presidential campaign was over. While the tycoon lags behind Mrs Clinton in opinion polls, he recently narrowed the gap to about four percentage points.

Griezmann Named La Liga’s Best Player, Simeone Best Coach

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has beat Lionel Messi and others to emerge as the best player in the Spanish League.

The supporters’ award went to Griezmann who did not attend the ceremony.

At the award ceremony in Valencia on Monday night, Atletico coach Diego Simeone was named best coach for the third time in four seasons.

Messi claimed the Aritz Aduritz prize for best striker, while Luis Suarez was named World Player. Cristiano Ronaldo who has been tipped for Balon d’Or glory did no receive any honour.

Atletico Madrid duo Jan Oblak and Diego Godin were named best goal keeper and defender, respectively, while Real’s Luka Modric was recognised as the best midfielder.

Marco Asensio of Real Madrid was named best emerging player for his display while on loan at Espanyol.

Fani-Kayode Slumped In EFCC Custody

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, slumped in the custody of the Economic
and Financial Crimes Commission.

The Special Assistant to Fani-Kayode on Media, Jude Ndukwe, raised the alarm in a statement On Monday night. Ndukwe said Fani Kayode slumped in the custody of the EFCC on Saturday.

Operatives of the EFCC had last Friday re-arrested Fani-Kayode outside the premises of the Federal High Court on Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Fani-Kayode was picked up after attending his trial over an alleged fraud of N4.9bn before Justice Muslim Hassan.

He was arrested as soon as he stepped out of the courtroom after the judge had adjourned further proceedings in his trial till November 14 and 15, 2016.

Obanikoro’s Revelations: Should EFCC Quiz Jonathan?

Prof. Fidelis Oditah (A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Queen’s Counsel)
Does he have immunity? Is he not a Nigerian? Everybody is equal before the law. He should be questioned. Many leaders in Africa have gone to jail for corruption. We should avail ourselves the opportunity to combat corruption by showing people they won’t get off scot-free when they leave office having plundered the state.

There is nothing political about it. If I steal money, won’t I be investigated? Won’t the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission invite me? Is that political? Why should politicians be provided with a life-long immunity from being probed? If he (Jonathan) is probed, some people will say the past president’s can of worm is opened. That is the problem we have in this country. We must make it clear to everyone that no one is above the law. At some point, you must be held accountable for your stewardship. I don’t think quizzing Jonathan has anything to do with politics. It is about cleaning the system and enforcing our laws.

We have outsourced our criminal prosecution to other countries to help us recover stolen funds. America is returning looted Abacha funds, Britain is holding Diezani (Alison-Madueke) and it has jailed ex-governor James Ibori. Who have we jailed? Is there any law that you shouldn’t be probed if you were a political office holder? In fact, that is even a good reason to probe you. So, if Jonathan is suspected to have plundered the assets put in his care as a trustee for the people of Nigeria, he should be probed. He must give an account of his stewardship. If I sent you on an errand and I gave you some money, you should come back and tell me how you spent the money. What is wrong in that?

Monday, 24 October 2016

I Gave Fayose, Omisore N2.5bn For Ekiti, Osun Elections – Obanikoro

I gave Fayose, Omisore N2.5bn for Ekiti, Osun elections – Obanikoro
Former minister of state for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, allegedly told Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that N1. 2 billion was transfered to Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose, in 2014, from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) for the governorship election.

Obanikoro, who is still in EFCC custody reportedly said the cash was wired into a company, Sylva Mcnamara’s bank account within seven months, in 2014.
A source within the commission said the ex- minister was confronted with water-tight evidence of movement of funds from the ONSA, allegedly using companies belonging to his children, Babajide and Gbolahan as fronts. Obanikoro, who reportedly opened up in EFCC custody, however, insisted he is not the owner of Sylva Mcnamara, the company which was used to transfer N4.7 billion in 2014.
The former minister also said N1.3 billion was given to Senator Iyiola Omisore, who was governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Osun State election.

Jose Mourinho Blasts Antonio Conte For 'Humiliating' Celebrations During Manchester United's Defeat At Chelsea

Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge began with hugs and ended in humiliation.

After enjoying an emotional embrace with his former Chelsea captain John Terry, Mourinho's Manchester United team were swamped by goals from Pedro, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante.

He was then involved in an unedifying touchline spat with Antonio Conte, who had been urging Chelsea fans to recognise his team's dominant performance. 

Italian TV reported Mourinho angrily said to his rival at the final whistle: 'You don't celebrate like that at 4-0, you can do it at 1-0, otherwise it's humiliating for us.'

Mourinho accused Conte of disrespect in a heated touchline rant. And the bad blood from Manchester United's 4-0 loss spilled over into the tunnel after the final whistle as a member of Mourinho's staff snubbed a handshake from Conte.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

CBN Orders Banks To Stop Dollar Loans

CBN Director, Banking Supervision, Mrs. Tokunbo Martins, said this at the CBN-Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC) continuous education programme for Directors of Banks and Other Financial Institutions, held in Lagos.

She said the policy shift followed the continuous depreciation of the naira and subsequent rise in foreign currency exposures of banks in naira terms.

“Banks may, therefore, need to restrict extending foreign currency denominated loans to customers that do not earn foreign exchange,” she said.

Speaking on the theme: Current Regulatory Requirements and their Implications, Mrs Martins said the CBN introduced the flexible forex policy to address the challenges experienced in the forex market.

“The objective of the new regime is to enhance efficiency and facilitate a liquid and transparent Foreign Exchange Market. It is pertinent to note that, although the regime is flexible, CBN intervention in the inter-bank market is allowed, and can be direct or through dynamic secondary market mechanisms,” she said.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Detroit Driver Pulls Out A Gun And Shoots Dead A Teen Girl In Front Of Her Grandmother's House

  • ·         Jada Rankin, 15, died early Sunday morning after being hit by a bullet from an unknown gunman in front of her grandmother's home
  • ·         Her family says a 'maniac' had been speeding up and down the street when someone asked for the driver to slow down

·         The man pulled out a gun and started firing at the crowd of family and friends who leaving the home following a birthday celebration
  • ·         Detroit police say the shooter was driving a gray or silver sedan, possibly a Chevy Impala or Lumina from the mid-2000s
  • ·         She was a straight-A sophomore who was preparing to be crowned homecoming princess next Friday at Sterling Heights High School

A 15-year-old girl was one week away from being crowned homecoming princess at her Detroit high school where she was straight-A student, but instead her family is preparing for her funeral after she was shot and killed.
Jada Rankin died early Sunday morning after being hit by a bullet from an unknown gunman in front of her grandmother's home on the 14000 block of Ardmore in the city.

Lindsay Lohan Posts Sexy Topless Selfie Before Quickly Deleting It

LINDSAY Lohan has given Kim Kardashian a run for her money by posting a topless selfie, however unlike Mrs. K West, the actress quickly took the sexy image down.

Taking to her Instagram to upload the black and white picture, the 30-year-old covered her nipples with her arms as she took the snap in the mirror.
Holding a rosary in her right hand, LiLo also showed off the huge, chunky bandage on her ring finger which she almost lost in an accident involving an anchor, revealing that they had to hunt for the missing part of her finger before surgeons could reattach it.

Azealia Banks Shares Nude Photo Of Herself In Bed, Talks About Losing A Bag Of Weed (+18)

Rapper Azealia Banks shared this nude photo of herself on Facebook and complained about how she lost a bag of weed the night before. See the full nude photo and her full post after the cut.

David De Gea Ensures Manchester United Hold Liverpool In Stalemate

United boss Jose Mourinho will have his goalkeeper David De Gea to thank for the point.
The Spanish 'keeper made a pin-point save from Emre Can after the Germany playmaker tricked his way into some space in the box just before the hour mark, and then with 20 minutes remaining he pulled off a magnificent stop to parry Philippe Coutinho's stunning  long-ranger.

The first-half began the cagey narrative of the contest, both teams packing the midfield to stop the game from flowing in any way. Entertaining? No, not at all.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Dollar Scarcity: Banks Suspend ATM Card Usage Abroad

Stanbic IBTC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria and Guaranty Trust Bank on Friday announced the suspension of their overseas ATM card services.
Also suspended by the banks are online transactions priced in foreign currencies. This means that customers of the banks will no longer be able to use their debit or credit cards to make online transactions that are denominated in dollars, euros, pounds sterling and other foreign currencies.

In a note to its customers on Friday entitled: ‘Suspension of international transactions on naira debit cards’, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria said, “Please be informed that effective immediately, your naira denominated debit cards will no longer be functional for international transactions.

“This is due to the current volatility in the foreign exchange market. Your naira-denominated debit cards can only be used for local transactions at Point of Sale terminals, Automated Teller Machines and online for Nigerian retailers.”

Premier League Managers Recreated In Paint As Military leaders

Italian artist Pupazzaro started painting as a hobby but now stars of football contact him for portraits - but why has he not bothered with Antonio Conte?
THEY spend their days leading their clubs in pursuit of trophies – but one artist has gone one step further and painted the Premier League‘s biggest managers as actual military generals.

Italian artist Pupazzaro draws footballers in army gear and what was initially a hobby has turned into a business, with players and managers even contacting him for a portrait.
Fellow Italian Claudio Ranieri, who won the title last year with Leicester City is immortalised in army uniform, as is Manchester United's Jose Mourinho and his fierce city rival Pep Guardiola of Manchester City.

North London rivals Arsene Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino are also drawn for when their two sides Arsenal and Spurs go into battle.

And completing the list is a smiling Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool complete with extravagant handlebar moustache.

Saturday, 15 October 2016


When Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was running as a candidate last year, he counted on his wife to do a lot of the work for him. Twenty-eight years his junior, Aisha Buhari spoke to women and young people at rallies around the country, promising that her husband would end the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria’s north and bring back thousands of girls kidnapped by the group.

But on Friday, she voiced disappointment in her husband’s time in office, saying she will not support him if he runs for a second term — unless he makes major changes.

“The president does not know 45 out of 50 of the people he appointed and I don’t know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years,” she told the BBC on Friday. “Some people are sitting down in their homes folding their arms, only for them to be called to come and head an agency or a ministerial position.”