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George Weah former balon d'or winner becomes President of Liberia

Former balon d'or winner George Weah has been voted president of Liberia after clinching 12 of the 15 counties in the west African country.

Weah has taken to Twitter to thank all his supporters, saying that he plans to liberate the country.

The former AC Milan striker  and Liberian international becomes the 25th president of the country and the only former footballer to become president of his country

His opponent was 73-year-old Joseph Boakai who has been the  vice president of the country  for the last 12 years, got only two counties to vote for him.

George weah is the only African balon d'or winner in history

Harry Kane breaks league goal Records, overtakes messi

Harry Kane set a new record for the most Premier League goals in a calendar year as the Tottenham forward scored for the 37th time in 2017.

Kane’s 22nd minute header against Southampton at Wembley on Tuesday took him past Alan Shearer’s previous record, which was set when he played for Blackburn in 1995.

The 24-year-old admitted he was keen to break Shearer’s record after he moved level with the former England star with a hat-trick in Tottenham’s win at Burnley on Saturday. Kane now has 22 goals for Tottenham in all competitions this season.




Nigeria will stop importing and exporting fuel by 2019- Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina  has said that the country will stop importation and exportation of petroleum products by the year 2019.
He said that importation and exportation of fuel has a high effect on the lingering fuel crisis because the country does not produce the product locally and the refineries do not work, which makes room for little hitches in the inflow.
“When you import fuel and do not produce fuel locally or the refineries do not work once in a while fuel scarcity should be expected, as long as you have those variables not under your total control you can’t rule that out.
Mr Adesina made this known while speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, where he explained that the Minister of State For Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachukwu, has drawn a timetable leading to 2019, noting that part of the plan is that Nigeria will stop importing but exporting.
Concerning the unemployment rate in the country …

NIGERIANS DONT WANT TO RETURN TO THEIR 'HUT' WHEN THEY SEE AMERICA–TRUMP

Nigerians have been described as people living in huts who don’t intend to return home whenever they visit America by the President of USA Donald Trump Trump has pushed controversial immigration policies since becoming American president in January. Amongst his first policies was to ban visits from several countries — mostly from the middle east. The policy has been overturned and upheld by different American courts.

It was also gathered that Trump had a ready-made excuse for almost all the countries his controversial immigration policy targeted. He said he was banning people from Afghanistan because the country was a terrorist haven. When asked about why he was restricting people from Haiti, he described them as being infested with AIDS. On Nigerians, Mr. Trump said they would never “go back to their huts” in Africa, the Times reported, citing two officials who were presented at the meeting held in Mr. Trump’s office but who sought anonymity. Although some administration officials a…

MISS NIGERIA 2017 EMERGES ( PHOTOS)

Miss Adamawa Mildred Ehiguese has emerged winner of the 2017 edition of Miss Nigeria beauty contest. She beat other 35 contestants to the crown, emerging the 41st Miss Nigeria.
Ehiguese emerged as the new queen at the beauty pageant held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday replacing the outgoing Chioma Stephanie Obiadi. Miss Delta, Rita Chinedu, emerged the first runner-up, while Miss Ogun, Tolulope Ayanfalu Mary, was the second runner-up. In the just concluded pageant.

NIGERIAN BECOMES BEST GRADUATING MEDICAL STUDENT IN UKRAINE

Oyeleye Abiola, the best graduating medical student at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Ukraine, was on top of the world, as she delivered the valedictory speech for the day.

Abiola who was a student of Osun State University was sponsored to the Ukrainian university by the osun state government of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, to complete her studies there.

She scored 95.6 per cent to emerge the best, not just at her university, where she beat 564 other students, but also overall in the whole of  Ukraine.

The announcement that her score was the best in the entire Ukraine was made at a Pre-Convocation meeting held at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University , Kharkov by the President of the university, Prof Vil S. Bakirov.

Kharkiv University is the only university in Ukraine that has produced three Nobel Prize laureates.

There were 49 other students from Osun state, in her set, sponsored to the school by the Aregbesola administration. They all passed their exams.

Lateefat was one of …

FOUR FAKE SARS MEN, ROBBERS KILLED IN RIVERS STATE

Four Criminals parading themselves as operatives of the Federal S pecial Anti-Robbery Squad SARS have been gunned down in  port harcourt Rivers State.
The suspects were killed by SARS on Saturday, December 16, at Ogbogoro community in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State following a distress call from an unidentified member of the public. This was as armed robbers, who operated around the Ileabuchi area of Mile 2 Diobu, Port Harcourt City, on Saturday night, killed a policeman in the area, leaving a local vigilante member and other persons with bullet wounds. It was learnt that the vigilante member and the other persons, who were hit by bullets, had been hospitalised. A source told PUNCH that the criminals were spotted to be fake security operatives by residents of the area. It was gathered that a resident of the area called Ozuoba Police Station. The source said when SARS operatives entered the community, the fake SARS men engaged them in a gun duel. The Commander of…

Deeper Life completes #5billion Worth Headquaters —4th Largest in the world (Photos)

Deeper Life Bible Church, foremost Pentecostal Church in Africa  has finally completed its international headquaters at Gbagada, Logos state. The 30,000 capacity church project had gone on for about 13 years managed by Cappa and D’alberto. And it is valued at about $16million, that is #5billion  It is said to be the fourth largest completed church auditorium in the world. The first being the  50,000  seater faith tabernacle at Ota Ogun state belonging to Living Faith Church, Winner Chapel. Nigeria presently has a plethora of megachurch buildings under construction, all of which rank among the largest in the world.
The MFM Temple with a capacity of 500,000,  The New Faith Theatre  of  Winners Chapel which is 100,000 seater
Salvation Ministries 90,000 seater in Portharcourt.  The Great Tabernacle of The Apostolic Faith Mission-75,000 The Lords Garden of Dunamis International Christian Centre-70,000 in Abuja  They are all under construction and when completed are billed to be the five la…

Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry Arrives Lagos,Received by large crowd(Photos)

Arsenal FC legend, Thierry Henry landed in Lagos, Yesterday December 17 on Sunday for the Guinness Made of Black programme and he was received by a massive crowd of personal and Arsenal fans. Most of them on Arsenal Jersey excited to see the hero. It was a great site to see the taking pictures and exchanging love The 40-year-old Frenchman is presently in the country to meet winners of the ‘Be a Front Row Fan’ consumer promotion of the company. The international football icon will equally join the winners to watch the West Brom v Manchester United EPL game at Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The Arsenal legend was received by a large crowd at Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos upon arrival yesterday.


OVER 20 PEOPLE DIE FROM FIRE EXPLOSION AT AN ILLEGAL OIL REFINERY IN BAYELSA

20 people  at least have reportedly been killed at an illegal refinery at Kolo Creek in the Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State and many others were said to have suffered varying degrees of buruns due to the explosion
It was alleged that te JTF, Operation Delta Safe, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, security outfits directly in charge of checking illegal bunkering, pipeline vandalism and illegal refineries, have had knowledge of the camp but allegedly failed to stop its operation ever since.
According to reports, tragedy struck in the camp near the creeks of Ebelebiri and Otuogwe when it exploded on December 5, 2017 and went up in flames. Community sources claimed that an attempt by a woman in the camp to cook noodles, using a stove, sparked the fire that caused the havoc.  
An eyewitness described it as tragic, unspeakable and avoidable.  “When we got there, I almost vomited. I saw charred remains of people. They were burnt beyond recognition. In some cases…

See Nigeria's ‘Most’ Corrupt Civil Servant Richer Than 4 northern Governors: Ibrahim Tumsah Musa

The Federal High Court in Apo, FCT Abuja, has ordered that 86 luxury vehicles, together with four houses and a quarry plant in Abuja, belonging to a civil servant, Mr. Ibrahim Tumsah, be temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government. Ibrahim Tumsah Musa has been described as the Nigeria’s most corrupt civil servant. All the 86 vehicles, 23 of which were said to be armoured, linked to him, were described by detectives as brand new. The court’s forfeiture orders also affected four houses, two of which are located in Wuse II; one in Wuse Zone 7, and the other in Jabi, all in Abuja. According to Secret Reporters, Tumsah has been serving in Ministry of Power Works and Housing as Director of Finance and Accounts simply to amass the general wealth of the nation to himself and family. It was gathered that the Director who earn less than N500,000 a month has properties splashed all over Abuja, Kaduna and Yobe where he hails from, using his name, brother, children and wives to acquire them. …

HOW NIGERIA MAY BE IN 2045- Obasanjo reveals

Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria has predicted what may be Nigeria’s condition by the year 2045. Obasanjo said the country’s growing population will either be beneficial or disastrous depending on whether the leaders will able to make the country self-sufficient in education, food, employment and housing. He said with the available potentials in the country, Nigeria should aim to be one of the 10th largest economies in the world by the year 2024. This He said  on Monday at the  Calabar Free Trade Zone in, Cross River State, while inaugurating the Skyrun ultra- modern freezer and fridge factory. “When I was in the aircraft, Senator Liyel Imoke told me that Nigeria’s population currently stands at 193 million people. By the year 2045, Nigeria’s population will be about 400 million and we can be happy as well as, be sad.He said  “If we can provide food, education, employment and housing for all of them , then we shall be happy, otherwise, it will be a sad situation Unfort…

SEE WHY THE WORLD DISRESPECTS AFRICA.

A former American Ambassador to Nigeria has spoken out about why the rest of the world still disrespects the African continent

Amb. Walter Carrington (OFR), a former American Ambassador to Nigeria, has said that the failure of Africa to fully realise its potential has earned it scorn rather than respect in the comity of nations. The outspoken diplomat noted that the failure of the continent’s leaders to guarantee socio-political development was robbing it of an enviable place on the global scale. Carrington dissected Africa’s dilemmas in Lagos on Monday when he delivered a lecture titled Nigeria and Africa in a Changing World. The event, which also witnessed the presentation of Defend the Defenseless, the memoir of the ambassador’s wife, Dr. Arese Carrington, attracted many dignitaries from all walks of life. While the former Chairman of Punch Nigeria Limited, Chief Ajibola Ogunshola, was the chairman on the occasion, the Oba of Lagos, HRM Rilwan Akiolu, was the ‘Father of the Day’ at…

Mohamed Salah wins African best footballer of the year BBC award 2017

Following a record number of votes, the Liverpool star won ahead of Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Nigeria's Victor Moses. "I am very happy to win this award," the 25-year-old told BBC Sport. "It's always a special feeling when you win something. I feel like I had a great year, so I'm very happy." Salah, the Premier League's top scorer with 13 goals, has enjoyed a stellar year for both club and country. In early 2017, the forward was the central figure for Egypt as they finished runners-up at the Africa Cup of Nations. He also had a hand in all seven of the goals that took the Pharaohs to their first World Cup since 1990 - assisting two and scoring five, including the stoppage-time penalty against Congo that qualified them for Russia. "I want to be the best Egyptian ever so I work hard," added Salah, who is the third player from Egypt to win the award and first since 2008. "I alwa…

MESSI WINS WORLDS BEST PLAYMAKER 2017

The Argentine/Barcelona international Leonel Messi , the five times Ballon d’Or winner  has won for the third year in a row the IFFHS Award of The World’s Best Playmaker 2017 ! Football experts in 91 countries from all continents were so impressed again with the performances in 2017 by the 30 years old Argentinian that he finished with a runaway victory of 157 points, 51 points more than last year. In 2015, Lionel has gained a massive 168 points, in 2016 it was 172 and in 2017, he collected 247 points. German midfielder Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) who won the title in 2014, finished second in the ranking on 90 points with a tie for third on 81 points between Luka Modric (Real Madrid) and Neymar (Barcelona/Paris SG). Since the beginning of this ranking in 2006, the FC Barcelona has dominated  this category with nine Awards (4 for Xavi, 2 for Iniesta, 3 for Messi). Zinedine Zidane (2006), Kaka (2007) and Toni Kroos (2014) won the three other Awards in a category who crowns only the greatest p…