Wednesday 31 May 2017

Facebook Fined £94 Million For 'Incorrect Or Misleading' Information In £15 Billion Whatsapp Takeover

Facebook has been slapped with a 110 million euro (£94.5 million/ $123 million) fine after the EU's anti-trust watchdog said it provided 'incorrect or misleading' information regarding its $19 billion (£15.3 billion) takeover of WhatsApp.

The European Commission said the social network inaccurately claimed it would be unable to combine user data between the two companies' accounts.

'Contrary to Facebook's statements in the 2014 merger review process, the technical possibility of automatically matching Facebook and WhatsApp users' identities already existed in 2014, and Facebook staff were aware of such a possibility,' the commission said.

It added that the ruling does not affect its decision to approve the merger.

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Manchester United Celebrating Europa Cup

He Took Bullet For His Cousin

'He loved me enough to take bullets for me': Star linebacker, 18, dies a hero after shielding his cousin, 15, from Mississippi gunman who went on a shooting rampage

Jordan Blackwell (left and right), 18, was playing video games with Caleb Edwards, 15, when Willie Corey Godbolt (inset), 35, burst into their living room in Mississippi on Saturday night. Godbolt asked Caleb where his cousin's parents where - and when Jordan replied that they had gone to another town, he allegedly started spraying the room with bullets. As people scrambled to hide inside the Brookhaven home, Blackwell, a star linebacker, used his own body to shield Caleb from the gunfire. Godbolt was arrested seven hours after the rampage, in which he allegedly killed eight people including a deputy sheriff. Police plan to charge him with one count of capital murder and seven counts of first-degree murder.

Thursday 18 May 2017

How To Find Hope As Single Mom

Have you ever just felt lousy as a single mom? Like you’re not a candidate for God’s forgiveness? Or that you’ve fallen outside the realm of deserving God’s favor? If so, guess what? Like many others, you’ve just swallowed the biggest lie of Satan EVER! He doesn’t want you to know that your heavenly Father is the God of second chances. (And I might add, that I actually know Him as the God of third, fourth, and fifth chances!)

We sometimes forget we’re not the only ones who’ve made boo-boos in life. What mistakes have you committed? Have you ever disgraced yourself as a leader? Committed adultery? Lied about a sin, or plotted to murder someone? These are pretty heinous crimes. Yet, King David did all these, and God gave him not only a second chance, but placed Jesus, the Messiah, in his lineage. Oh my!

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Manchester United Players To Loose £38m If Fail To Reach Champions League

Manchester United's players have an incredible £38million resting on their UEFA Europa League final against Ajax next week.

Under the pay structure at Old Trafford, which assumes that United qualify for the Champions League every season, all players on more than £20,000 a week are docked 25 per cent of their salary if they fail to make it.

So another season in the Europa League, the fate of Jose Mourinho's side if they lose to Ajax in the Stockholm final next Wednesday, would see them lose a quarter of their earnings for the second consecutive season.

It means the final is one of the most lucrative matches a football team has ever played in.

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Nigeria’s Booming Film Industry Redefines African Life

ASABA, Nigeria — Sitting on a blue plastic stool in the sweltering heat, Ugezu J. Ugezu, one of Nigeria’s top filmmakers, was furiously rewriting his script as the cameras prepared to roll. “Cut!” he shouted after wrapping up a key scene, a confrontation between the two leading characters. Then, under his breath, he added, “Good as it gets.”

This was the seventh — and last — day of shooting in a village near here for “Beyond the Dance,” Mr. Ugezu’s story of an African prince’s choice of a bride, and the production had been conducted at a breakneck pace.

“In Nollywood, you don’t waste time,” he said. “It’s not the technical depth that has made our films so popular. It’s because of the story. We tell African stories.”

The stories told by Nigeria’s booming film industry, known as Nollywood, have emerged as a cultural phenomenon across Africa, the vanguard of the country’s growing influence across the continent in music, comedy, fashion and even religion.

Popular Lagos Socialite, Funmilola Arike Ogbuaya Who Was Arrested With Cocaine, Finally Forfeits 9 Houses To NDLEA!!

News has it that Lagos socialite, Funmilola Arike Ogbuaya, has forfeited nine houses belonging her to the federal government over allegations of drug dealing.
She lost the houses to government after a court ruling in Lagos last week.

Known in social circles as Ariket, Ogbuaya will “temporarily” forfeit the identified property to the federal government.
The newspaper said the court order followed a motion ex-parte marked FHC/L/124c/3017, filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at its sitting on Friday.

Her property listed to be temporarily forfeited include house number 146, Idimu Road, Alimosho, Lagos; 235, Ikotun-Idimu Road, Ikotun, Lagos; 18, Olayiwola Shittu Street, Abaranje, Ikotun, and 13b, Ladipo Kuku, Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja.Others are: 8, Olufemi Avenue, Omiasoro, Ilesa, Ilesa east LGA, Osun state; 6, Hakeem-One, Momoh Close, Governor’s Road, Ikotun; a plot of land at council area, Cele Bus stop, Idimu-Ikotun, and a plot of land along Papalanto-Shagamu Road, Omu-Penpe Village, Obafemi-Owode LGA, Ogun state.

Thursday 11 May 2017

Wax Dey's New Video- J'ai Besoin De Toi

Cameroonian artiste and 2016 AFRIMA Winner for Best Male Artist in Central Africa is back with a new video for his song titled 'J'ai besoin de toi.'

J'ai besoin de toi (I need you) is a love song that depicts Wax Dey's typical melodious hooks and heart-baring romance-fuelled lyrics, delivered in the ultimate lovers' language, French.

He teamed up with young genius Cornel to co-produce this piece, and Alex Odiekila from Congo lent his skill to deliver a memorable guitar riff to carry the song.

The video is shot on set in Johannesburg and features South African model, Andrea Fox.

Video link: YOUTUBE

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Nigerians Kick As President Names Osinbajo 'Coordinator' Of Govt NOT Acting President

In a letter informing the Senate of his trip, Buhari stated that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will 'coordinate' government activities in his absence.
President Muhammadu Buhari's letter to the  Senate on his latest medical trip to London has sparked mixed reactions on social media.
Buhari on the night of Sunday, May 7, departed Nigeria for Britain, where he is scheduled to consult with his doctors.

The 74-year-old President is seeking fresh treatment for an undisclosed illness.
However, in a letter informing the Senate of his trip, Buhari stated that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will 'coordinate' government activities in his absence.
Osinbajo was referred to as the Acting President when Buhari first took a medical vacation in January this year.


EXCLUSIVE - JACK GAUGHAN: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract at Manchester United includes a gigantic bonus for the number of goals he scored. Sportsmail can disclose the breathtaking incentive which was worth up to £143,000 a goal. This is on top of his £367,640 a week basic pay which is revealed in a book published in Germany this week. In total, Ibrahimovic earned £2.86million in goal bonuses.

Sportsmail revealed Zlatan Ibrahimovic earns £367,640 a week at Old Trafford
But a staggering goal bonus has seen him earn an extra £2.86m this season
Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals for Manchester United before suffering knee injury
Chris Sutton: Ibrahimovic deserves his huge wage... but the goal bonus is crazy

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract at Manchester United includes a gigantic bonus for the number of goals he scored.

Sportsmail can disclose the breathtaking incentive which was worth up to £143,000 a goal, depending on when they were scored. This is on top of his £367,640-a-week basic pay. The details are revealed in a book published in Germany on Thursday.

Ronaldinho: Jay Jay Was The Only No 10 I Admired

Brazil legend Ronaldinho has revealed that Super Eagles great Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha was the only number 10 he always admired.
Okocha and Ronaldinho played for just one season together at Paris Saint-Germain and there is a popular Nigerian legend that says the former Barcelona star learnt a lot of his skills from the Nigerian great.

It seems Ronaldinho confirmed it when he shared a photo of him and Okocha revealing that he always admired the former Super Eagles captain.
“Only a shirt I always admired. Jay-Jay Okocha,” Ronaldinho wrote alongside the photo of him, Okocha and former Colombia star, Carlos Valderrama.
The former footballers met in Bahrain where they are attending the 67th FIFA Congress.

Former President Defends Affordable Care Act

Days after President Donald Trump boasted in the White House Rose Garden about the House’s vote to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the law’s biggest champion, Barack Obama, left the jibes virtually unanswered Sunday night during his first major address since leaving the presidency.

Obama, accepting a “Profile in Courage” award from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, offered only a glancing reference to Thursday’s repeal vote and the efforts by Trump to unwind his legacy.
The former president told an audience of supporters that when it came to health care in America, “the great debate is not settled, but continues.” He said he hoped that members of Congress, “regardless of party, are willing to look at facts and speak the truth, even when it contradicts party positions.”

Obama defended the 2010 health measure, his signature domestic achievement, as the right thing to do, and he praised Democratic members of Congress for voting to pass it despite the risks to their political future.
“It takes little courage to aid those who are already powerful, already comfortable, already influential,” Obama said, “but it takes great courage to champion the vulnerable and the sick and the infirm.”

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Macron Elected French President

Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron resoundingly won France's landmark presidential election, first estimates showed Sunday, heading off a fierce challenge from the far-right in a pivotal vote for the future of the divided country and Europe.
The victory caps an extraordinary rise for the 39-year-old former investment banker, who will become the country's youngest-ever leader.

He has promised to heal a fractured and demoralised country after a vicious campaign that has exposed deep economic and social divisions, as well as tensions around identity and immigration.
Initial estimates showed Macron winning between 65.5 percent and 66.1 percent of ballots ahead of Le Pen on between 33.9 percent and 34.5 percent.

Nigeria President Leaves For 'Follow-Up Medical Consultation'

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari headed to London on Sunday for what his office said was a "follow-up medical consultation" with his doctors, after weeks of mounting concern about his health.
Presidency spokesman Femi Adesina said the 74-year-old's doctors would determine how long he stayed in the British capital, where he spent nearly two months undergoing treatment from mid-January.

"The president wishes to assure all Nigerians that there is no cause for worry," Adesina said in a statement posted on the presidency's Facebook page and Twitter feed.
"He is very grateful for the prayers and good wishes of the people, and hopes they would continue to pray for the peace and unity of the nation."

Buhari's previous trip to London in January was billed by his office as a 10-day holiday combining "routine medical check-ups" but it was extended from early February and he only returned in early March.
Missed cabinet meetings

Friday 5 May 2017


Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, MBE (born 15 October 1989) is a British professional boxer. He is currently a unified world heavyweight champion, having held the IBF title since 2016, and the WBA (Super) and IBO titles since April 2017