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SoundcityMVPAward2016: See full list of winners

BEST MALE
Diamond Platinumz (TANZANIA)
Emtee (SOUTH AFRICA)
Wizkid (NIGERIA) - WINNER
Falz (NIGERIA)
Olamide (NIGERIA)
Patoranking (NIGERIA)
Phyno (NIGERIA)

BEST FEMALE
Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)
Victoria Kimani (KENYA)
Yemi Alade (NIGERIA) - WINNER
Vanessa Mdee (TANZANIA)
Cynthia Morgan (NIGERIA)
Ms Vee (GHANA)
Simi (NIGERIA)
BEST HIP HOP
Cassper Nyovest (SOUTH AFRICA) - WINNER
Olamide (NIGERIA)
CDQ (NIGERIA)
Emtee (SOUTH AFRICA)
El (GHANA)
Riky Rick (SOUTH AFRICA)
Stanley Enow (CAMEROON)
Phyno (NIGERIA)

BEST POP
Wizkid (NIGERIA)
Kiss Daniel (NIGERIA) - WINNER
Tekno (NIGERIA)
Yemi Alade (NIGERIA)
Adekunle Gold (NIGERIA)
Timaya (NIGERIA)
Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)

DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
PSquare (NIGERIA)
Wizkid (NIGERIA)
AKA (SOUTH AFRICA)
Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)
Davido (NIGERIA)
Cassper Nyovest (SOUTH AFRICA)
Tekno (NIGERIA) - WINNER

BEST COLLABORATION
Mr Eazi Ft Efya – Skintight (NIGERIA / GHANA)
Patoranking Ft Sarkodie – No Kissing (NIGERIA / GHANA)
Eddy Kenzo Ft Niniola – Mbilo Mbilo Re…

Reconstruction: FG to close Abuja airport in February

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, will be closed between February and March next year in order to carry out total reconstruction of its runway, the Federal Government has said.

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, told journalists on Monday that while the runway would still be put to use during its rehabilitation, the airport would, however, be shut for six weeks between February and March, 2017, when the mid-section of the runway would be reconstructed.

Sirika added, "It will cost the government a substantial amount of money but we thought in our wisdom that palliative approach is wrong because three years down, we will come back to do the same repairs.


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100% effective Ebola vaccine invented‼

An Ebola vaccine tested on humans in the last days of the epidemic has been shown to provide 100% protection against the disease. The vaccine has not yet been approved by any Government. However, it is considered so effective that a stockpile of 300,000 doses has already been created should an outbreak flare up again. The test results of the trial in Guinea were released Thursday in The Lancet. Yet again, it has proven unfortunately true that until Westerners were affected by the disease, there was no will to create the vaccine.

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Wow! See how this young lady dumped guy she met on Twitter

The Display Picture That Caused The Gobe

An aggrieved Twitter user identified as @Ronoo_ has gone on a rant about the way he was shabbily treated by a young lady he met and went on a date with.

According to him, he had decided to hang out with one of his Twitter followers, but the lady had ended up dumping him in the 'worst' way he ever imagined.
















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Fayose signs Ekiti budget into law

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, yesterday signed into law, the state’s 2017 Budget of N94 billion.

It was an increase of a billion Naira on the budget estimates of N93 billion presented to the Ekiti State House of Assembly by the governor some weeks ago.

According to the Speaker, Rt Hon. Kola Oluwawole, the additional one billion naira was added to the capital expenditure presented to the Assembly.

Speaking on the occasion, Governor Fayose said Ekiti was among the four states of the federation where the 2017 Budgets had been passed into law.

He stated that the harmonious relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government would continue to subsist.

Fayose commended the lawmakers and the people of the state for their support.

”We are one of the four states whose budgets have been passed into law. It is a budget of the people to give the best to our people. Enough copies of the budget will be printed and copies put on the Internet for all to peruse,” he said.

Kwara government promotes 1,323 workers

The Kwara State government has approved the promotion of 1,323 civil servants.
Chairman of Civil Service Commission Salman Adelodun said over 1,400 workers applied for the promotion.
“Of the over 1,400 workers between Grade Levels 7 to 17, who applied for the promotion, 1,400 sat for the examination, which started in June.”
Adelodun added that the government will commit more N5.5 million monthly for salaries, following the promotion.

Aviation unions call off industrial action against airline

Aviation unions have called of their industrial action against Arik Air following an intervention by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

This was made known in a communique signed by the leadership of the unions, Arik Air management and a representative of the NCAA.

The communique was signed by Mr Olayinka Abioye, General Secretary, National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Mr Frances Akinjole, General Secretary, Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN).

It was also signed by the General Secretary of the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), Mr Aba Ocheme, Deputy Managing Director, Arik Air, Capt. Ado Sanusi and Capt. Sidi Abdullahi of the NCAA.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the unions had embarked on the joint strike following the airline’s failure to pay seven months salary arrears and other alleged anti-labour practices.

They had earlier on Tuesday shut down Arik Air’s flight operations at b…

Okorocha declares 3-week public holiday in Imo

The governor of the eastern heartland, Gov Rochas Okorocha has declared a 3 week public holiday in Imo state.
According to the Pulse Ng, the governor made the declaration during the Imo Day thanksgiving service over the weekend.



Labour shuts down Arik Airlines operations

The United Labour Congress and the Nigeria Pilots and Engineers union on Tuesday shut the offices of Arik Airlines, due to the inability of the airline to pay its workers for seven months.

The staff of Arik Air staged a protest at the domestic terminal of the Murtala Muhammed airport over the airline's failure to the salary arrears and other anti-labour practices.

The Acting Chairman of ULC, Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, said in a telephone interview in Lagos that the union could no longer tolerate the inhuman treatment of Arik's management to workers.

Korodo said that apart from owing workers for seven months, the management of the airline was not remitting the taxes of workers to relevant bodies.

The unionist said that five executive members of the ULC working in Arik had been sacked.
He said, “We have shut down Arik Airlines operations, due to non-payment of seven months salary and non- remittance of workers’ taxes to relevant agencies.

Anambra CJ angry as prisoner dies days to freedom

An armed robbery suspect, Mr. Ndubuisi Beluolisa, who was to be freed by the Anambra State Chief Judge, Justice Peter Umeadi, during a jail delivery service in Awka, was reported to have died few days to his released.

Beluolisa was one of the four inmates under the 'very sick' category; their cases were to be treated compassionately by the CJ, who had been on jail delivery service in prisons for about a month.

Among those discharged by the CJ for having stayed too long without trial were Garba Michael from Plateau State, who was charged with illegal possession of firearms in 2008 and whose case file could no longer be traced, and Amaechi Ede, who was charged with burglary in 2010.

Guingamp 2-1 PSG: Emery's men suffer further slip up in title race

Paris Saint-Germain failed to bridge the gap between themselves and their Ligue 1 title rivals by slumping to a 2-1 defeat at Guingamp that increases the pressure on Unai Emery.

A quickfire double from Yannis Salibur and Nill de Pauw did the damage midway through the second half, with Edinson Cavani, who had missed a glorious opportunity shortly after half-time, pulling one back with 10 minutes to go to set up a dramatic finale as the champions went in search of an equaliser.

PSG's players were left furious five minutes prior to the interval - Marco Verratti claiming that he had been scythed down in Guingamp's area by Fernando Marcal - but referee Fredy Fautrel, taking charge of his final Ligue 1 match before retirement, correctly dismissed the penalty appeals.


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Davido to thrill at Industry Nite Special Grand Finale

To draw the curtains of 2016 in grand style, organizers of Industry Nite, El Carnaval in partnership with fast growing media and events company , H-One Entertainment will host the biggest musical concert in Nigeria –Industry Nite Grand Finale Special with Davido.

As the date draws closer and the anticipation heightens, Davido, who is eagerly looking forward to the grand finale with excitement said, “Performing around the world to my fans is a great feeling, but can’t beat the feeling of performing to my fans here in Nigeria – the guys on the streets who look up to me, the ones who know all my records word for word, they are the ones who make me work harder… They were there from the beginning. So rest assured that I’ll be bringing my A game on the 21st. It’s the concert of a lifetime, OBO on stage, three hours of non-stop performance. It’s going to be epic!”

Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea: Costa header seals 11th straight league win for Conte's men

Chelsea equalled their longest Premier League winning run by beating Crystal Palace 1-0 on Saturday for their 11th consecutive victory.

Costa's opener came at the end of a drab first half but marked a sparkling return to form for the Spain international, whose 13th Premier League goal of the season takes him beyond his tally for the entire 2015-16 campaign.



He got his head to an excellent Cesar Azpilicueta cross to get the better of Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey two minutes from the break, proving enough to secure maximum points.

Will MMM investors get their money?

The MMM financial scheme caught on like wildfire in Nigeria but it has frozen its transactions, leaving many investors unsure what will happen to their savings.

The BBC's Stephanie Hegarty explains how the Ponzi scheme found its way to the most populous nation in Africa and how it managed to survive.



Is MMM breaking the law?
According to the privacy laws of SEC, once a scheme like this gets a certain level of investment it must be registered.

MMM is not registered with the financial regulator so technically, it could be breaking the law.

But the SEC has not yet taken any active steps to prosecute it.

What happens next?
Members have to wait until January to see if MMM is as good as its word.

Until then its investors can only hope to get their money back.

But MMM is under no legal obligation to return it.

If the scheme does "unfreeze", that might encourage more people to invest.

And that means even more people are at risk of losing their savings.


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Man calls off attempt to swim Atlantic

A British man aiming to become the first person to swim across the Atlantic said on Friday that he has called off his attempt after a support vessel suffered extensive damage.

Former policeman Ben Hooper, 38, left Senegal on Nov. 13 in a bid to swim 2,000 miles (3,200 km) to Brazil. He said he was inspired by explorers like Ranulph Fiennes, who crossed the Antarctic on foot.

Friends and former crew members said the bid was foolhardy and Hooper quickly fell far behind schedule as he encountered sharks in choppy waters and suffered from jellyfish stings and insufficient rations.

Hooper said damage from a storm to his support vessel, a catamaran called Big Blue, had forced him to postpone the trip after swimming 87 miles in 33 days. At that pace, the crossing would have taken more than two years.

"We have NOT failed; we have achieved and gained the knowledge to succeed in the future," Hooper said in a statement, adding that he and his team would sail to Natal in Brazil by the …

'MAN UTD WILL FINISH ABOVE MAN CITY THIS SEASON'

Robbie Savage has been impressed by the improvement shown by Jose Mourinho's team of late, while Pep Guardiola has overseen two defeats in his last three games
Manchester United will finish above Manchester City in the Premier League table this season, according to Robbie Savage.

The player-turned-pundit has been impressed by the improvement shown by Jose Mourinho & Co. in recently weeks, notably the win over Crystal Palace in midweek.

Meanwhile, City have lost two of their last three Premier League games and now find themselves seven points off leaders Chelsea, and Savage, a former youth team player at Old Trafford, now expects United to claim the Manchester bragging rights this season.

"On current form in the battle to rule Manchester, Jose Mourinho looks like a man on the march while Pep Guardiola is only shuffling," Savage wrote in his column for the Mirror .

"I have been far more impressed with Manchester United over the last six weeks than with Man City, …

YouTube blocks North Korean state television channel

Google's video-streaming service YouTube has blocked North Korea's state television channel.

Korean Central Television's page now bears a message saying the account has "been terminated for violating YouTube's Community Guidelines".



The channel is used mainly for daily and breaking news broadcasts.

Reports suggest the reason could be the possibility of Pyongyang earning advertising money on the channel, which would violate US sanctions.

Sanctions imposed in March by the Treasury Department forbid American companies and people from doing business with Pyongyang's Propaganda and Agitation Department.

According to the Washington Post, the account was apparently blocked last month by Google to avoid violating the sanctions.

Google has declined to comment saying: "We don't comment on individual videos or channels."

"But we do disable accounts that violate our terms of service or community guidelines, and when we are required by law to do so.…

Man spends stolen $1m on Game of War

A man went on a $1m (£800,000) spending spree on the Game of War app after stealing $4.8m from his employer.

Kevin Lee Co, 45, from Sacramento, California,
pleaded guilty to fraudulently using company credit cards to steal the money.

Court documents reveal Mr Co spent about $1m of the embezzled funds on Game of War, one of the world's highest grossing mobile games.

Players buy gold and other in-game credits to help build their empires.

Mr Co worked at Holt, a California-based dealer of Caterpillar machinery, for about two years before he started the fraudulent scheme by May 2008.

He became responsible for managing Holt's accounting department a year later and continued to hide the transactions until March 2015.
He left the company a month later.

Over the course of nearly seven years, he used the company card to buy luxury cars, as well as season tickets to NFL team the San Francisco 49ers, and basketball team the Sacramento Kings.

Other items included plastic surgery, home fu…

You may not be able to use WhatsApp in 2017, Check Your Smartphone.

Earlier this year, WhatsApp announced that it would end support for some of the older smartphones by the end of 2016. The company will phase out these devices as it plans to focus efforts on the mobile platforms which majority of people use.
WhatsApp mentioned in its blog post, “While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future.”
WhatsApp Messenger will no longer work on the following mobile platforms:

- BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10

- Nokia S40

- Nokia Symbian S60

- Android 2.1 and Android 2.2

- Windows Phone 7

- iPhone 3GS/iOS 6

The company added, “While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future.” However, WhatsApp stated that it is extending support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60 until June 30, 2017.

How to Enjoy Christmas Day Spent All by Yourself

Christmas time is often associated with family and getting together with loved ones. However, if you don't have any family or loved ones to spend Christmas with and your friends will be with their own family, it can be a challenging time for you. If you resolve to make the most of the day though, you can still celebrate Christmas in a joyful and cheerful way.





1. Begin with gratitude.
Before you begin handing out the gifts and tearing in to them, take a moment to reflect on all of your blessings since last Christmas. Write them down. Look at all of the good you have in your life and be grateful.

2. Set a budget.
If you know exactly how much you are going to spend this Christmas, then shopping becomes much easier. Don’t feel pressured by the media, the advertisements, or other people to spend more than you intend.

3. Decorate for Christmas.
While it may seem unusual to decorate when you're by yourself, it is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit and lift your own spi…

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or for the fourth time

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo beat rival Lionel Messi to win the prestigious Ballon d’Or award for a fourth time.

The 31-year-old is now one behind Barcelona’s Messi, who took the honour for a fifth time last year.

Atletico Madrid’s French forward Antoine Griezmann finished third in the vote.

Ronaldo helped Real Madrid win last season’s Champions League and scored three goals as Portugal won Euro 2016.

He has now won the Ballon d’Or in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016, with Messi the only other recipient of the award since winning it for the first time in 2009.

“I never thought in my mind that I would win the Golden Ball four times. I am pleased. I feel so proud and happy,” said Ronaldo.

“I have the opportunity to thank all of my team-mates, the national team, Real Madrid, all of the people and players who helped me to win this individual award.”

The former Manchester United forward has scored 19 goals in 20 games for club and country this term, to add to the 54 he got last season.

List of Ballon d’or winners

Previous winners of the Ballon d’or after Cristiano Ronaldo won the award for a fourth time on Monday:


1956: Stanley Matthews (ENG)

1957: Alfredo Di Stefano (ESP)

1958: Raymond Kopa (FRA)

1959: Alfredo Di Stefano (ESP)

1960: Luis Suarez (ESP)

1961: Omar Sivori (ITA)

1962: Josef Masopust (CZE)

1963: Lev Yashin (USSR)

1964: Denis Law (SCO)

1965: Eusebio (POR)

1966: Bobby Charlton (ENG)

1967: Florian Albert (HUN)

1968: George Best (NIR)

1969: Gianni Rivera (ITA)

1970: Gerd Mueller (GER)

1971: Johan Cruyff (NED)

1972: Franz Beckenbauer (GER)

1973: Johan Cruyff (NED)

1974: Johan Cruyff (NED)

1975: Oleg Blokhin (USSR)

1976: Franz Beckenbauer (GER)

1977: Alan Simonsen (DEN)

1978: Kevin Keegan (ENG)

1979: Kevin Keegan (ENG)

1980: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (GER)

1981: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (GER)

1982: Paolo Rossi (ITA)

1983: Michel Platini (FRA)

1984: Michel Platini (FRA)

1985: Michel Platini (FRA)

1986: Igor Belanov (USSR)

1987: Ruud Gullit (NED)

1988: Marco van Basten (NED)

1989: Marco van Bast…

WAEC certificate valid for life – Registrar

The Registrar of West African Examination Council, WAEC, Iyi Uwadiae, says the certificate issued by the examination body is valid for life.

Mr. Uwadiae, who stated this at the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Forum in Lagos said that examination conducted by WAEC “is an achievement test’’ which remains valid forever.

He spoke against the backdrop of recent moves to increase the validity period of the Unified Test and Matriculation Examination (UTME) result, conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), from one to three years.

“WAEC is an achievement test. So, ours is to say at this level, like in Nigeria, we are for senior secondary.

“So at this secondary level, our result is saying that you have achieved this.

“It means you have gone through educational system for this period of years and you have achieved this.

“Therefore, you are qualified to move to the next stage, that is tertiary institution.

“Or you can go and work; a job that requires academic achievement for…

Chelsea 1 vs 0 West Brom: Costa sends Blues back to the top

Diego Costa fired Chelsea back to the top of the Premier League as the Spain striker’s late winner clinched a hard-fought 1-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Antonio Conte’s side had been knocked out of first place by Arsenal on Saturday, but they reopened a three-point lead over the Gunners thanks to Costa’s superb finish in the closing stages at Stamford Bridge.

Costa’s 12th league goal in his last 15 appearances gave Chelsea a ninth successive league win for the first time since 2007.

The west Londoners have scored 23 goals and conceded just two in that blistering streak, raising hopes of a Premier League title in Conte’s first season in charge.

While this was far from Chelsea’s best effort under the Italian, their refusal to be denied by a stubborn opponent suggests they have the required character and class to last the pace in the title race.

Conte made one change from last weekend’s impressive win against title rivals Manchester City as Serbia midfielder Nemanja…

KSA joins American RnB group, Cameo, on stage for 2016 Glo Ovation Carols

The 2016 edition of the high profile Glo Ovation Carols has been slated for December 18 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos and internationally-acclaimed Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade will be adding colour and panache to the event with his performance. The organizers of Ovation Carol planned to use the event to commemorate his 70th birthday.

Top American hip-hop group, Cameo, which sang the global hit, Attack me with your love,
has also confirmed participation as the headline act of the night of glitz, glamour and music. The audience will have opportunity to relive the good old days with the monster hits of this group, such as “Cameosis”, “Thank God it’s Friday”, “Attack Me With Your Love”, “Real Men… Wear Black”, amongst others.

The trio of Globacom brand ambassadors, Nabania crooner, Flavour, Katapot exponent, Reekado Banks and Korede Bello will also perform at the event.

Nollywood great, Richard Mofe-Damijo and the delectable Dala Oruwari, are billed to compere the caro…

Suarez set to sign new Barca contract

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is set to sign a new deal until 2022, BBC reports.

The former Liverpool player, 29, has won two La Liga titles and the Champions League since moving to the Nou Camp in July 2014 in a £75m deal.

“It’s done, just a few small details need to be sorted and we’ll announce it in the next few days or weeks,” said Barcapresident Josep Maria Bartomeu.

“We want Luis Suarez to stay at the club for many more years. For us, he is an important character.”

Uruguay international Suarez won last season’s European Golden Shoe – awarded to Europe’s top scorer in domestic football – after netting 40 league goals.

He and fellow forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar scored a combined 131 goals in all competitions as Barca won La Liga and the Copa del Rey.

Bartomeu, speaking to Uruguayan radio station Cadena Celeste, added, “It will be a great Christmas present, not necessarily for Luis as he already knows he’s going to continue here, but for football fans.

“He forms part of this s…

Conte wants Chelsea to underline title credentials

Antonio Conte has called on Chelsea to underline their status as favourites for the Premier League title with an dominant display against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Conte's side are three points clear at the top after a blistering run of eight successive victories including last weekend's impressive triumph at title rivals Manchester City.

The Blues have scored 22 goals and conceded just two in their winning streak, but Chelsea boss Conte believes he will have a clearer picture of his team's title chances at the end of the busy Christmas programme.

Pointing out to his players that Chelsea started the season as also-rans in the title race according to many pundits, Conte called on them to prove they can cope with the pressure of leading from the front by seeing off Albion at Stamford Bridge.
"It's difficult to accept (being favourites) because we have played only 14 games," Conte said.

"We started as underdogs this season, but I suppose it's norm…

Nicki Minaj’s Chanel Bag Habit Is Fit for a “Black Barbie”

If ever you’ve heard rapper Nicki Minaj deliver one of her biting, rapid-fire flows or whip-smart
political rants, then you know that the outspoken Trinidad native has the strongest of wills. After all, as the best-selling female rapper of all time, she’s had to overcome long odds to climb her way to the top of the boys’ club that is hip-hop. Minaj may be tough, but she does have one weakness. As the Pink Friday MC and birthday girl confessed on her monster 2014 hit, “Feeling Myself,” she cannot resist a Chanel bag.

Over the years, Minaj has accumulated a staggering array of quilted handbags. While she’s never revealed the total, the extent of her appetite was suggested by a 2015 Instagram post that showed Minaj surrounded by a bevy of overflowing Chanel shopping bags. In fact, Instagram is where she often displays her latest addition. From the kaleidoscopic Boy bag she sported in Atlanta this weekend to the ladylike pillbox she held onto as she boarded her private plane to the chain…

Breaking: Twin blasts hit Adamawa market

Twin explosions have hit Madagali in Adamawa State, with scores feared dead, witnesses said Friday.

The attack occurred at a busy market early Friday. Details of casualties are still expected.
Madagali lies some 276km from the Adamawa State capital, Yola.

The town, which is close to neighbouring Borno State, was one of several others held by Boko Haram at the height of the group’s brutal insurgency.

The latest blast is the third in Madagali, following attacks by two female suicide bombers on December 28, 2015, at a busy motor park.

Thirty people were killed in that blast and 16 were injured.

Eid il-Maulud: FG declares Monday public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, December 12 as public holiday to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration.

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to cooperate and join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari, “as he works tirelessly to build a strong, united and peaceful Nation”.

A statement signed by the acting Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Muhammadu Maccido quoted the minster as urging “all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace across the nation, while calling on all to be patient and supportive of the present administration for the successful implementation of its laudable programmes”.

US astronaut John Glenn dies at 95

Astronaut John Glenn stands in his space suit at Cape Canaveral on February 20, 1962 [The Associated Press]






John Glenn, who made history twice as the first American to orbit the Earth and the first senior citizen to venture into space, has died at the age of 95, the Ohio college bearing his name said Thursday.

The US space agency NASA was among the first to pay tribute to the legendary astronaut who later served in the Senate for more than two decades, calling him a “hero.”

“We are saddened by the loss of Sen. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. A true American hero. Godspeed, John Glenn. Ad astra,” NASA tweeted.
Glenn died on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio, the John Glenn College of Public Affairs announced on its website, paying tribute to “an American icon.”






Glenn had been in declining health, undergoing heart-valve replacement surgery in 2014, reportedly suffering a stroke, and was admitted more than a week ago to a cancer ward, according to the college.

The college at Ohi…

Christmas: Lagos to sell rice at N13,000

The Lagos State Government on Thursday said it was ready to roll out Lake Rice on December 15 to residents at N13,000 per 50kg towards the Yuletide celebrations.

The Special Adviser on Food Security to Governor Akinwumi Ambode, Mr. Sanni Okanlawon, made the disclosure in Lagos during the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry National Agriculture Stakeholders Summit.

Okanlawon said that sales of the rice would be made at all the 57 Local Government Areas and Local Council Development Areas in the state to ensure proper distribution.

He said, “Lake Rice is the acronym of both Lagos and Kebbi States joint product which will be out to the public on December 15 at the rate of N13,000 per 50kg bag, as it is already subsidised by the government.

“To make it more available, the rice will be sold at the 57 LGAs and LCDAs for easy accessibility and to guard against unwanted persons diverting the product.
“The state government has put in place a committee that will ensure that Lagosians have t…

After ban, Vector’s Lafiaji album out this Yuletide

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Nigerian rapper, Vector tha Viper is set to wow music lovers with his much anticipated third studio album entitled, Lafiaji.
Planned for release on December 20, the singer sent out posts via his social media handles saying; “Everyone Will Raise That L this December In Lagos! Africa To The World! Lagos Island To The World!! Anticipate @vectorthaviper Album Drop. #ADifferentDecember#LagosIsland #team_yb #Viper #Lafiaji -#regrann”
Vector who was, on January 31, 2014 restrained from recording, releasing and distributing any song or music work by presiding judge J.T Tsoho of Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, for a breach of contract with erstwhile record label, YSG, is presently off the hook.
“Lafiaji will be released on December 20, 2016. Seven days later, on December 27, a concert will be held, tagged “Lafiaji Experience”. It will showcase and also be a first-hand listening of all the songs from the album,” Vector said.
Born Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, the indigene of Ogun State…

Ambode urges residents to become house owners through new policy

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Lagos residents have been urged to take advantage of the state’s Rent-To-Own and Rental Housing policy in becoming house owners and addressing housing problems in the state.
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, represented by his Deputy, Dr Idiat Adebule, made the call at the flag-off of the Rent-To-Own and Rental Housing policy in Sir Michael Otedola Estate, Odoragunshin, Epe area of Lagos.
He said that the policy was part of his administration’s strategies to deliver decent and affordable housing to citizens.
”The Rent-To-Own and Rental Housing policy which is being launched today is a milestone in public housing delivery in the state to make life more comfortable and easier for our people.
”I urge Lagosians to take part in the process and I assure you that the selection process will be credible, fair and transparent, ” he said.

Also speaking, Mr Gbolahan Lawal, Commissioner for Housing said that the current administration came up with the housing policy to increase …

Blame NFF for Super Falcons bonus delay, says Dalung

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Players of Nigeria’s Super Falcons posed for a photograph before the final game of the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations. Nigeria defeated hosts Cameroon 1-0 to win the championship for a record 8 times.



The Nigeria Football Federation’s shoddy arrangement is responsible for the delay in the payment of Super Falcons’ bonuses allowances, Nigeria’s sports minister Solomon Dalung said on Thursday.
The Super Falcons won eight AWCON title on Saturday after defeating hosts Cameroon 1-0.
Dalung told the BBC’s Newsday programme that the NFF was to blame for the situation for not submitting the request for funds for the team in good time. He said the government was working on resolving the issue.


The players are also holding the Federation responsible for not paying them camp allowances, match bonuses and their coaches’ salaries, which have accrued for over eight months. Reports say each player is entitled to $23, 400. One of the players, who pleaded anonymity, told The Guardian tha…

MMM will lead to losses, Access bank warns customers

Access Bank Nigeria Plc has warned its customers to avoid dealing with Mavrodi Mondial Movement , a Ponzi scheme, which has been declared illegal by the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The bank in an emailed statement to its customers said it had come to its attention “that some customers are engaged in the Ponzi scheme called ‘MMM’”.

“Please be advised that this scheme is not in line with any applicable or known investment product and may ultimately lead to loss of funds in the long run,” the bank warned.

“We advise that customers avail themselves of genuine and approved investments and products in the Nigerian banking environment.”

Despite the warning by the Federal Government, thousands of Nigerians have continued to patronise the scheme with its website ranking as one of the five most visited in the country, ahead of Facebook.

5 things you dont know whatsapp can do

Earlier this year, WhatsApp announced that it had a user base of more than one billion; that is, one in seven people on earth.

People all over the world have been using WhatsApp for numerous purposes. The popular messaging app, since then has added a host of new features with improved speed, security, reliability and simplicity. With such a huge user base, it is one of the most popular messaging apps.

WhatsApp has also just added a video-calling feature to the app after a series of beta tests. A rise in the app called Snapchat and its Stories feature, from Instagram to Facebook, and now even WhatsApp has tried to clone it. In the new WhatsApp’s Beta app on iOS and Android, there is a new ‘Status’ tab where the ‘Stories’ can be put and seen before it disappears 24 hours later. The new ‘Stories’ feature is only available to a select few who operate on a jailbroken Apple device or a rooted Android smartphone.

The messaging app just updated its messaging app on iOS and has made it possib…

Moses wins another award

Chelsea’s Victor Moses has been named the English Premier League African Player of the Month of November by organisers New African Soccer, AfricanFootball.com reports.

The Super Eagles winger edged Kenya’s Victor Wanyama of Tottenham and fellow Nigerian Victor Anichebe of Sunderland to win a second straight award in two consecutive months.

Moses has flourished in a new right wing-back role under Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and has been instrumental in his team being top of the Premier League.

New African Soccer in a statement, congratulated the Nigeria winger but also mentioned the competitiveness of the November award, especially in the votes.

‘Victor Wanyama, also a one-time winner of the award, put up a strong showing and this was rightly justified, considering his role in Tottenham Hotspur’s early surge which made them the last to be beaten in the League. His move from Southampton was a positive one,” Tunde Adelakun, CEO of New African Soccer noted.

Top 3 Fashion Tips To Improve Your Style

Fashion sometimes seems a lot easier than it is. You see cute outfits all over the place, and you might think, “how hard can it be?” Well, as it turns out, it can be pretty difficult. For a lot of people, developing their own sense of personal style can take a long time. You have to figure out what you’re comfortable in, what you like best on yourself, and how to style your clothes in a unique way.

Every woman wants to be beautiful and attractive, you can make your style unique with different fashion tips. Here are some tips to help you improve your style.


Don’t be afraid to mix colour:
Different colours will make your style interesting, attractive and unique so don’t be scared to try out different colours.


Use bright accessories: Black colours make you dull, infuse colourful accessories into your outfits to bring life into your style. Bright colours make you more noticeable.


Wear classy trend:
In as much as you might want to follow trend be classy about it, don’t be cheap with you…

Everton confirm serious knee injury for Yannick Bolasie

The DR Congo international was forced off during Sunday's draw with Manchester United, and now faces an extended spell on the sidelines
Everton have confirmed that winger Yannick Bolasie will require surgery on what they describe as a "serious" injury to his knee.

The 27-year-old was substituted in the 68th minute of Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw with Manchester United and was sent for scans on the problem.

The club have since announced that Bolasie has sustained cruciate ligament damage and will be operated on this week.
"Yannick Bolasie will undergo surgery after sustaining a serious knee ligament injury against Manchester United on Sunday," an Everton statement said.





"Scans have now confirmed anterior cruciate ligament damage to the right knee. Bolasie will undergo surgery in the next few days."

Initial reports have suggested that he could be out for the remainder of the season.

Bolasie has been ever-present in Ronald Koeman's side sinc…