Monday, 24 October 2016

BALLON D'OR; Eight Premiership Players Nominated.........The Names Will Surprise You

Eight Premiership players have been listed in the 30 names released for the likely winner of this year Ballon d' or.

Leicester City heroes Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, stars in their team’s fairytale run to the Premier League title, have also been named on a 30-player longlist for the 2016 Ballon d’Or.

 The first Ballon d’Or was won by Stanley Matthews, at the time with Blackpool, who beat Alfredo Di Stefano for the inaugural title in 1956.

The most suprising part of this year award, is that Vardy — who has enjoyed a meteoric rise from amateur football to rub shoulders with the game’s biggest names — is the sole Englishman nominated for the prestigious prize.

The winner will be determined by a vote of journalists — national team captains and managers will no longer have a say after the ending of the five-year deal between France Football and FIFA.

 Full list

Sergio Aguero (ARG/Manchester City), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (GAB/Borussia Dortmund), Gareth Bale (WAL/Real Madrid), Gianluigi Buffon (ITA/Juventus), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR/Real Madrid), Kevin De Bruyne (BEL/Manchester City), Paulo Dybala (ARG/Juventus), Diego Godin (URU/Atletico Madrid), Antoine Griezmann (FRA/Atletico Madrid), Gonzalo Higuain (ARG/Juventus), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (SWE/Manchester United), Andres Iniesta (ESP/Barcelona), Koke (ESP/Atletico Madrid), Toni Kroos (GER/Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (POL/Bayern Munich), Hugo Lloris (FRA/Tottenham Hotspur), Riyad Mahrez (ALG/Leicester City), Lionel Messi (ARG/Barcelona), Luka Modric (CRO/Real Madrid), Thomas Mueller (GER/Bayern Munich), Manuel Neuer (GER/Bayern Munich), Neymar (BRA/Barcelona), Dimitri Payet (FRA/West Ham United), Paul Pogba (FRA/Manchester United), Pepe (POR/Real Madrid), Rui Patricio (POR/Sporting Lisbon), Sergio Ramos (ESP/Real Madrid), Luis Suarez (URU/Barcelona), Jamie Vardy (ENG/Leicester City), Arturo Vidal (CHI/Bayern Munich)

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Trump Guilty Of Uncontrollable Misoginy- Film Actress

Adult film actress Angela Patrice Heaslet, Popularly known as Jessica Drake in the movie industry has described the GOP Nominee, Donald Trump as a Misogynist and Sexual assault apologist.

Drake stated this during a press conference held on Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles. She is the latest woman to come forward with allegation against the GOP nominee, accusing the presidential hopeful Donald Trump of sexual assault.

The film actress, while narrating how he met Trump said he his guilty of "uncontrollable misogyny" and being "a sexual assault apologist.

 And according to the press release from Gloria Allred, drake attorney, she said she is now representing three victims who have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against the GOP nominee. Drake is the 11th accuser to come forward with allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct.

In the release, Drake stated that she met Trump 10 years ago when she was working a booth for Wicked Pictures at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe.

She said she accepted Trump's invitation to walk along the golf course with him, gave him her phone number and later joined him in his "penthouse suite" with two other women.

 "He grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission," said Drake.

"He was wearing pajamas. A bodyguard was also present. He asked me about my job as an adult film star, about details on shooting porn, and he also asked us about our personal relationships and whether we were married or single. We answered his questions, it felt like an interview. About 30 or 45 minutes later we left his room."

 "After declining an invitation from someone on Trump's behalf to come back to his room, I was then called by Donald himself. "Donald then asked me 'what do you want? How much?' I told him I couldn't because I had to go back to LA for work, I said that as an excuse because I didn't want him to continue asking me, and I didn't want to be with him.

"After that, I was offered $10,000, which I declined. I chose to speak out "in light of the recently released tapes" and to lend my support to the other women who had come forward, without "monetary compensation."

While responding to the allegation on Saturday, Trump campaign in a statement that called Drake's story "total lie and ridiculous," going on to add that "Mr. Trump does not know this person, does not remember this person and would have no interest in ever knowing her. This is just another attempt by the Clinton campaign to defame a candidate who just today is number one in three different polls."

Saturday, 22 October 2016

US Election; Trump Set Out Post-Election Plan

The GOP Candidate, Donald Trump once again throw his campaign off-kilter as he vowed Saturday to sue every woman who has accused him of sexual assault or other inappropriate behavior. He called them "liars" whose allegations he blamed Democrats for orchestrating.

 Trump made this known during his presidential campaign in Gettysburg. Though his campaign had billed the speech as a chance for Trump to lay out a to-do list for his first 100 days as president, he seemed unable to restrain himself from re-litigating grievances with Hillary Clinton, the media and especially the women who have come forward in recent days.

"All of these liars will be sued once the election is over," Trump said. He added later: "I look so forward to doing that. "Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign," he said. Without offering evidence, he surmised that Clinton or the Democratic National Committee had put the women up to it.

PHOTOS; Cristiano Ronaldo Poses Awkwardly With New Lamborghini, Was Mocked Instantly

 Real Madrid’s superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo was mocked following release of his picture on Istagram this week posed awkwardly with his brand new Lamborghini car.

Why would people mocked him? this is the question ruminationg some of his fan across the clobe.

Could Ronaldo have opted for the LP 750-4 SuperVeloce Aventador, with that extra 50 horsepower? Sure, but no one’s going to call him out for that. What they will mock Ronaldo for is his inhuman posture while posing with his new bull.

When the Portuguese forward uploaded this snap to Instagram earlier this week, his awkward stance got more attention than the car. There’s a fine line between looking cool and looking like you’re the forgotten member of N’SYNC and unfortunately for Ronaldo, he falls into the latter category here. It didn’t take long for the lovely denizens of the Internet to rally, showcase their best Photoshop skills and roast the hell out of Ronaldo. Enjoy.

Friday, 21 October 2016

$2.1B Arms Deal; Obanikoro To Witness Against Fayose And Omisore

The Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro may be use by the Federal Government as witness against the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and a former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, in the ongoing probe of $2.1billion arms deal involving a former National Security Adviser (NSA) to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Information gathered from sources within the presidency revealed that Obanikoro, who flew into the country during the week, and surrendered himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), had been penciled as one of the prosecution witnesses to be used against Fayose, when he is eventually brought to justice.

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, had earlier been indicted by a military panel, which alleged that Fayose was among those who collected from the money released by the former NSA, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), in the build up to the 2015 general elections.

 Fayose may be prosecuted once he finishes is tenure as he his currently enjoys immunity as guaranteed by the constitution. Obanikoro, who is alleged to have also soiled his hands in the arms deal, would in return be left off the hook and not prosecuted as expected, as an agreement had been reached that the Federal Government would file a nolle prosequi (no case submission) against the former minister.

 The source, who spoke with our correspondent on the condition of anonymity, explained that, since the former Minister has agree to refund the slush part of the money and with the manner the deal was brokered, Obanikoro, who was in the United States, had no choice but to agree and return home.

 The source said “The former minister offered to nail Fayose and reveal the secrets between them after much pressure, so that he can save himself. He was told that they will let him go if only he could help them, by standing as a prosecution witness against Fayose.

“They have been on it since March, but it took some time before he could agree to play along with them. He was also accused of fraud, that’s why he didn’t want to come back home until they gave him this chance. “It was an opportunity to redeem his image and walk freely. He took a wise decision by accepting the offer to be a prosecution witness because he can’t continue to hide in the United State. There is no place like home”, the source said.

Obanikoro had been in the news lately over reports that he had confessed to the EFCC and revealed all that transpired between him and Fayose. He was reported to have admitted that he gave Fayose the sum of N2.3billion from the NSA. Another source, who claims to be privy to the details of the negotiations,said that the powers that be had already made up their minds to nail Fayose and that is why the Muhammadu Buhari-led adminstartion is exploiting that option.

"You know that a sitting governor has immunity, but we are prepared to wait till 2018, by then, he would have finished his second term in office and there won’t be any immunity for him. One thing is certain; a lot of people would have been convicted by then, including some of his indicted aides.

"And if all those indicted with him are already in jail before his tenure ends, tell me how he won’t face his own music. It is only a matter of time before the long arm of the law catches up with him”, the female source said.

Fayose in his response, described Obanikoro’s voluntary return and his surrender to the EFCC as an orchestrated plot to see that he is “implicated at all costs”.

The Governor in a statement, alleged that the return of the ex-minister from the United States was an “arranged and compromised” move that is tailored towards nailing him.

“Those who arranged the dramatic and compromised return of Senator Obanikoro to Nigeria obviously did so in continuation of their project ‘Fayose must be implicated at all cost’ but I am not bothered because my election was legitimately funded.

“However, if this is why they are intimidating judges and the judiciary, it won’t work as far as my own matter is concerned as no one can play God. As far as I am concerned, I am busy here in Ekiti attending to the welfare and well-being o

IN ITALY; Muslims Protest Over Restrictions To Worship

Hundreds of Muslims in Italy on Friday staged a protest prayer outside the Colosseum in Rome over what they see as unjust/unfair restrictions on their freedom to practice their faith

The demonstration wad as a result of the recent closure on administrative grounds of five makeshift mosques.

Protest Orgaiser said that Many Italian Muslims suspect local authorities are responding to a climate of mistrust caused by recent Islamist attacks in Europe by closing down the places of worship on the grounds of easily resolved problems such as the number of toilets on a particular premises.

“We feel people are pointing the finger at us,” said Francesco Tieri, a convert to Islam who acts as a coordinator for a number of Islamic groups. “There is no political will to recognise that we are here and that we are a peaceful community.

 “We are forced to rent places to pray — which for us is like breathing air, if we can’t do it we die.”

According to official figures there are just over 800,000 Muslims out of 900,000 living in Italy legally.

That would suggest the community makes up more than 1.5 percent of the population and that Islam is the second most followed faith in the mostly Roman Catholic country.

Islam however is not recognised as an official religion, unlike Judaism or the Mormon faith, and many Muslims from north Africa and South Asia feel discriminated against on the grounds of both race and religion.

Rome is home to the biggest mosque in the Western world but proposals to construct traditional-style mosques elsewhere have frequently run into opposition from local councils who can withhold planning permission on any number of technical grounds ranging from the size of proposed parking facilities to the architectural harmony of a particular neighbourhood. Right wing parties have called for a blanket ban on any mosques built with funds from donors outside of Italy.

Lawmaker Barbara Saltamartini of the anti-immigration Northern League called Friday’s demonstration “an unacceptable provocation” which should neve

Ondo Election: Oke Is Not Our Candidate- AD Legal Adviser...........Position Is A Mere Entertainment- Bola Ilori

The Alliance for Democracy in Ondo State has on Friday denied Mr. Olusola Oke as the party candidate in the coming Ondo State Governorship election.

National Legal Adviser, Alliance for Democracy, Mr. Kehinde Aworele, made this known while answering question from newsmen in Akure on friday.

Arowolo said that the party’s National Executive Committee did not recognise Chief Olusola Oke as its governorship candidate in the forthcoming Ondo state election.

 Oke, who had contested for the State governor in the 2012 guber poll in Ondo State on the platform of People Democratic Party (PDP) claims to be AD’s gubernatorial flag bearer for the election coming up on November 26. He later defected to All Progressives Congress APC following the decamping of governor Olusegun Mimiko from Labour Party LP to the PDP claiming that the party have hijacked by the Governor

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Sexual Assault : Three Arrested for Abused 12year-old Girl

The Abia State Police Command on Thursday paraded three men for alleged sexually abused a 12-year-old girl.

While parading the suspects, The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Leye Oyebade, said that the command would not relent in its resolve to rid the state of criminals.

Oyebade xplained that the three men were arrested in Amuvi village in Arochukwu Local Government Area on October 8 for defiling a 12-year-old girl.

He added that the suspects took turns to sexually abuse the victim, saying that the suspects were arrested following an alarm by her guardian.

One of the suspects, Uche Nwaokoro, who had admitted that he committed the crime and that it was the devil that made him do it. Said that he used to lure the victim to his house with gifts and that he regretted his actions.

Speaking with newsmen, the victim’s guardian said, “the suspects encouraged my sister to be disobedient and always runaway from the house whenever she is scolded for misbehaving.

“This has been the practice until she went missing for two days recently and upon investigation it was discovered that these men have been sexually abusing my sister.”

I Was Nominated As VP By ‘Somebody Somewhere’ – Osinbajo Break Silence

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday night cleverly avoided to be dragged into the raging controversy over who nominated him to be President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in the 2015 presidential election.

Although he confirmed that “somebody somewhere” must nominate one before occupying a position, Osinbajo refrained from disclosing who nominated him.

Controversy broke out recently when the author of Buhari’s biography, “Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria”, Prof. John Paden, claimed in the book that the President chose Osinbajo as his running mate despite the alleged opposition of a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Despite the general belief that Tinubu was instrumental to the emergence of Osinbajo who served as his Attorney-General when he (Tinubu) was the governor of Lagos State, the author claimed that the names of Tinubu; the then Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola; and Osinbajo were forwarded to Buhari for him to pick a running mate shortly after he emerged the party’s candidate at its convention in Lagos.

The author claimed that Buhari chose Osinbajo above others despite enormous pressure from Tinubu to do otherwise. Tinubu’s loyalists have since faulted the account of the author, saying he (Tinubu) nominated the Vice-President.

Speaking at a dinner organised for former Niger Delta agitators at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Osinbajo made a veiled reference to the controversy when he admitted that he was nominated by “somebody somewhere.”

He said, “I was in a group of young men and women and one of them asked the question how did I become Vice President? “I was never a politician or anything like that. So I tried to explain it is quite simple that someone somewhere has to recommend you.

 “Somebody somewhere has to give you a helping hand, whether to be a Vice President or to be an aircraft pilot or to be an engineer, somebody somewhere has to give you an opportunity. “I think that all of you that are here today are the beneficiaries of the opportunities that you have somehow received.

And this is why this event is so important. I think that it is one way we have to remind ourselves that we are bound as individuals to give opportunities to everyone.” Osinbajo said all Nigerians, including the future generation, will remain losers once Niger Delta militants continue attacking oil and gas installations in the region.

Culled from; Punch

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun and his Lagos State counterpart, Governor Akinwumi Ambode has reshuffled the state executive council.

 The exercise involved four Commissioners and four Special Advisers to the Governor in Ogun State, and also affected three Commissioners in Lagos State.

In Ogun State,  a statement issued on Wednesday, in Abeokuta, by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, the affected Commissioners include; Mrs. Ronke Sokefun, who was the Commissioner for Agriculture before now, has been redeployed to the Ministry of Urban and Physical Planning, while Bashorun Adebola Adeife, former Commissioner for Urban and Physical Planning has been moved to the Ministry of Inter-Governmental Affairs.