Thursday, 20 July 2017

Linda Ikeji's sister welcomes baby

Laura Ikeji younger sister to Linda ikeji welcomed a baby boy into the family earlier this morning...  See photo below

Forex inflow in sharp rise, as CBN records $14.5bn in 5 months

Forex inflow in sharp rise, as CBN records $14.5bn in 5 months

THE Central Bank of Nige-ria (CBN) recorded foreign exchange inflow of $14.53 billion from January to May this year. This represents 121 per cent increase when compared with $6.57 billion recorded from January to May in 2016.
Vanguard analysis of the monthly economic reports of the apex bank revealed that foreign exchange outflow through the CBN, however, increased marginally by 5.8 per cent to $9.09 billion within same period this year, compared to the $8.59 billion recorded as outflow same period last year. Consequently, the apex bank recorded net foreign exchange inflow of $5.4 billion in the first five months of this year, up by 367 per cent per cent from net outflow of $2.02 billion recorded in the corresponding period of 2016.
Further details, however, revealed that foreign exchange inflow into the CBN has been fluctuating since February when it peaked at $5.1 billion. In March it dropped to $1.63 billion, rose to $2.87 billion in April but dropped again to $2.26 billion in May. On the other hand, foreign exchange outflow from the apex bank has been on the upward trend since the beginning of the year.

They ‘killed’ Super Eagles in 2002 —Okocha

Former Super Eagles playmaker and captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha has blamed the disbandment of the Super Eagles after the floppy performance of the team at the Mali 2002 African Cup of Nations as the beginning of the misfortune for the national team.
Okocha who is in Morocco at the ongoing CAF symposium on African football said regrettably that that decision to disband the team caused the ‘death of the team’.
The former mercurial midfielder who is here with other African stars like Abedi Pele, Kalusha Bwalya, Anthony Baffoe and others said that disbandment sniffed off the succession growth in Eagles.
“Everytime I remember that decision to disband the Eagles, my heart bleeds because it set back the hands of the clock in the growth of the team. It shattered the succession plan of the team and that has affected the growth of the team up to now”, Okocha, who is the toast of many Moroccans here, said.
The Super Eagles third place finish at the 2002 African Cup of Nations forced Government to disband the team to assuage the anger of fans after the Semi- final loss to Senegal. A second string team of the Super Eagles managed to beat Mali by a lone goal to grab the bronze medal. Coaches Shaibu Amodu, Stephen Keshi and Joe Erico who handled the team, then, were also sacked.

Alvaro Morata: Chelsea and Antonio Conte have wanted me for years

The Spain international has agreed a £71million deal to leave Real Madrid and sign for Chelsea.

He has now left the Spanish giants' training base in the US and is flying to London to discuss personal terms and complete his medical today. 

Morata will apparently put pen to paper on a five-year contract worth £8m-a-season. 

Antonio Conte has endured a frustrating transfer window this summer after missing out on a host of top targets with Romelu Lukaku opting to join Manchester United instead of sealing a return to Stamford Bridge. 

Father allegedly kills his 17-year-old daughter for having a Muslim boyfriend (photos)

A Christian father has been arrested and charged with the murder of his 17-year-old daughter who was found dead on the family’s kitchen floor in Ramle, Israel.

The teenager identified as Henriette Karra was found dead on Tuesday, June 13, with multiple stab wounds on her neck.

According to MailOnline, the 58-year-old man was arrested alongside his wife and brother for plotting the young girl’s murder.
It was gathered that the lady fled her home weeks before her death out of fear for her life.

Her father, Sami had threatened and beaten her up for dating a Muslim man who is currently in jail.

JAMB: University defies FG, charges N5,000 for post-UTME screening

Contrary to Federal Government’s policy, the Delta State University, Abraka has announced its readiness to conduct “computer-based aptitude tests” in place of post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for the 2017/2018 academic session.
Besides, the university is charging each candidate N5,000.
This is in addition to N1,000 bank commission, bringing the total cost to N6,000 as against the maximum N2,500 allowed by the government’s order for the screening.
In an official bulletin with reference number S.E. Vol. XXIV No. 36 and dated June 13, 2017, the institution directed candidates to visit its admission portal to “generate a virtual pin with N5,000”.
Candidates were directed to make the payment at Ecobank, Unity Bank, Fidelity Bank, among others.

Lagos LG poll: We will fight for Tinubu’s dynasty – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has vowed that he and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will defend the dynasty of the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, during Saturday’s Local Government election.
Ambode said this while speaking at Lagos House in Ikeja, during the presentation of flags to the chairman and vice-chairmanship candidates of the APC on Wednesday.
The Governor stated that a win for the party in all the elective positions would sustain the virtues which Tinubu stood for.
“This course is a course for the Asiwaju dynasty. So, we stand up today to say that we are here to defend that dynasty in totality,” Ambode said.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017


Last night Tekno gave out a grand sum of 50K to a fan who shared a photo of she and her son while hailing tekno.  See photos below and what other fans had to say.

Barcelona reveals income for 2016/2017 season

Barcelona Board of Directors has approved the closure of the accounts for the 2016/17 season.
Results from the year show a record income in club history of €708 million.
According to information posted on the club website yesterday, the figure is €13 million higher than what was originally budgeted, while net after tax profit is €18 million.
“The Board have naturally viewed the final figures in a positive light, not just because the said growth is not only in line with the Club’s Strategic Plan to reach €1billion million by 2021, but also because of the operating result”, the club said.
Barcelona added that in last season, payment of salaries to players amounted to 66% of the club’s total expenditure.
Forbes recently placed FC Barcelona as the fourth most valuable sports club in the world at €3.64 billion.

NNPC Enlists Halliburton's Innovation to Quicken Inland Basin Oil Search

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday disclosed that its Research and Development (RD) division has entered into a new partnership with United States-based Halliburton Corporation to use its innovative Neftex solution to exactly locate viable crude oil deposits in Nigeria's inland basins.
NNPC explained that with its expected use of Halliburton's Neftex solution, its ongoing search for commercial hydrocarbon in the inland sedimentary basins would be enhanced, adding that the solution would quicken exploration efforts in the basins.
It stated this at a time its May 2017 monthly financial report indicated that it has progressively continued to cut down on its monthly trading deficits in the last five months, with a N3.55 billion deficit representing 32.65 per cent decrease from that of April.

Nigeria Aiming to Be Among 16 Largest Economies - Osinbajo

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that Nigeria is fast moving toward becoming one of the 16 largest economies in the world.
Mr. Osinbajo made the statement on Tuesday at the palace of the Emir of Gusau, Ibrahim Bello, as part of his one-day visit to Zamfara.
He said the target could be achieved through unity and hardwork by Nigerians.
Mr. Osinbajo said the unity of Nigerians was paramount to the economic growth of the country.
He said: "Our diversity as a people united is also our potential to transform our large deposits of mineral resources and use same for national development."

Etisalat Nigeria now 9mobile – CEO

Etisalat Nigeria has changed brand name to 9mobile, its Chief Executive Officer, Boye Olusanya, announced yesterday.
“Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS), which previously traded as ‘Etisalat Nigeria’ wishes to inform its over 20 million subscribers, government, regulatory agencies and all relevant stakeholder groups that the telecommunication company has changed its name to 9mobile as a further testament of our unwavering commitment to ensuring business continuity as Nigeria’s fourth largest telecom operator,” Olusanya said in a statement on Tuesday.
He said the new trading name; 9mobile represented the 0809ja heritage, the company’s 9ja-centricity, and its evolution over nine years of operation in Nigeria.
“Although our trading name has changed, we remain true to the same values on which our company was built,” Olusanya said.