Friday 28 July 2017

Whatsapp Hits 1B Daily Users While Its Snapchat Clone Rockets To 250M

Facebook is winning the race to bring Snapchat's Stories format to the rest of the world before its originator. WhatsApp Status, its version of Snapchat Stories, now has 250 million daily active users. That's despite it being relegated to a secondary dedicated tab in the app, opposed to being front and center on the home screen like Instagram Stories which also now has over 250 million users.

Snapchat by comparison only has 166 million daily users of its entire app. That include Snapchat's private messaging feature that benefits from "Streaks" which uses gamification and emoji badges to incentivize friends to send at least one Snap back and forth each day.

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Diezani Alison-Madueke Lavished $100m On Furniture, Artworks — US

The United States of America has given the details of how a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, allegedly laundered about $144m, using part of the funds to purchase a yacht, landed properties, furniture and artworks.

According to the US, while she held sway as the Nigerian petroleum minister, Diezani, who was otherwise known as “the Madam” or “Madam D,” led “a lavish and privileged lifestyle,” spending “more than one million dollars on furniture, artwork, and other furnishings purchased within the Southern District of Texas, and shipped, in part, to London and Abuja, Nigeria.”

These were contained in a 91-page “verified complaint” filed by the US Government before the US District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, where it is seeking an order to forfeit funds and assets worth $144m linked to Diezani.

Suspected Kidnappers Of Yahaya Bello's Mother Paraded

The police said on Tuesday that five suspects have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Governor Yahaya Bello’s mother. The governor’s mother, Hajia Hawawu Bello, was abducted by some gunmen in Uvete, Adavi local government area of Kogi on May 29, 2014.

Governor Bello was the Managing Director of Fair Plus Transport Services at the time of the incident.

The suspects are – Iliyasu Suleiman (44), Danjuma Ibrahim (26), Iliyasu Obadaki (35), Alhaji Nasiru (43) and Hafiz Yakubu.

The Force Spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this at a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja.

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Trump Suggests Republicans Should ‘Protect Their President’

President Trump followed up Saturday’s Twitter tirade with a pair of tweets on Sunday saying that it is “very sad” Republicans are doing “very little to protect” him — and admitted that the investigation into his campaign’s possible contacts with Russia, while “phony,” is “taking hold.”

Earlier Sunday, Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s new communications director, said that despite the conclusions of U.S. intelligence agencies — including his own directors of national intelligence, national security and the FBI — the president is still not sure Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

“There’s a lot of disinformation out there,” Scaramucci told CNN’s Jake Tapper when asked whether Trump was prepared to sign a bipartisan bill slapping new sanctions on Russia to punish Moscow over its meddling in the election.

Tyson: Mcgregor Is Going To Get Killed Fighting Mayweather

"Conor McGregor is going to get killed boxing." That is the view of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson ahead of next month's blockbuster showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

UFC champion McGregor will step out of the octagon and into the ring to fight unbeaten boxer Mayweather in Las Vegas on August 26.

Many have weighed in on who will win the hyped fight and now Tyson has voiced his opinion as Mayweather puts his perfect 49-0 record on the line against the unproven Irishman.

"McGregor is going to get killed boxing," Tyson told Barstool Sports on Monday. "Boxing? I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing because that's what it's all about: Can the boxer beat the MMA guy?"

Monday 10 July 2017

'Congratulations, He's The Best Striker I've Ever Seen At United': Neville

Jose Mourinho, among many others, was quick to pay tribute to Wayne Rooney following his emotional move to Everton from Manchester United, describing him as a 'model professional'.

Rooney has returned to Goodison Park on a two-year contract, 13 years after leaving for the Old Trafford outfit in a £26.5million deal.

After the move was confirmed on Sunday afternoon, Mourinho told United's official website: 'It is no secret that I have long been an admirer of Wayne; he has been a model professional throughout his time at the club and will remain in the history books for many years to come.

Wolves Goalkeeper Carl Ikeme Has Been Diagnosed With Acute Leukaemia.

The 31-year-old Nigerian international goalkeeper returned some abnormal blood tests during his pre-season testing, and will now start an immediate course of chemotherapy.

"It would be an understatement to say that everyone at Wolves has been shocked and saddened to hear the news of Carl's diagnosis," managing director Laurie Dalrymple said in a club statement.

"At the same time, we all know what a fighter and a competitor Carl is, and I have no doubt that he will take all of those attributes into this battle.

"There are going to be some very tough times ahead, but he will receive the best possible care, aided and supported by our own club doctor and medical team, as he embarks on the lengthy process of treatment."

Ikeme joined Wolves in 2003 and has made over 200 appearances for the Sky Bet Championship club.

Monday 3 July 2017

John Terry Signs For Aston Villa

-Aston Villa confirmed the signing of former Chelsea captain John Terry after owner Dr Tony Xia's revelation
-Xia broke the news before his club and took the moment as a chance to take a dig at rivals Birmingham City
-Championship club teased the announcement to fans with a fake WhatsApp group thread featuring Terry
-In the spoof messages Terry asks 'Who's No 26?', met by some embarrassment by incumbent Jonathan Kodjia
-Terry was released by Chelsea after his role was reduced under Antonio Conte in Premier League title season
-Paul Clement says Terry chose a Championship move despite Premier League offers to avoid facing Chelsea

John Terry has signed for Aston Villa to continue his playing career beyond the age of 37 in the Championship. Villa owner and chairman Dr Tony Xia confirmed the Chelsea legend's arrival on Monday morning - before they later revealed pictures of Terry posing with the shirt. Bizarrely, they also released a fake WhatsApp group message involving Terry, Xia, manager Steve Bruce and his players welcoming him to the West Midlands.