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Shakira, Pique, stars set for Messi’s wedding

Football and showbiz stars gather in northern Argentina on Friday for Latin America’s celebrity wedding bash of the decade when Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi marries his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo. Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo during an outing in Barcelona Pop star Shakira and her husband, Messi’s teammate Gerard Pique , …

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Onyekuru to earn N16m a week

Nigeria youngster, Henry Onyekuru, is now smiling to the bank as he will receive a weekly wage of £40,000 as a player of Everton. Onyekuru Onyekuru has finally ended a long-drawn transfer saga by signing a five-year contract with Everton yesterday after he passed a medical. Everton pulled off a …

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Israel forces hit Syria army after new stray fire

Israel hit Syrian regime positions on Wednesday night after stray mortar fire struck the occupied Golan Heights, in the third such exchange within a week. An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube on October 15, 2011 shows Syrian men carrying a victim after he was shot during …

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I only fingered her viciously, says 50-yr-old man who raped 9-yr-old girl

A 50-year-old man, Abdullahi Yusuf, on Wednesday appeared before a Jos Upper Area Court, sitting at Kasuwan Nama, charged with allegedly luring to his room and raping a 9-year-old girl. But he denied it, saying he only viciously fingered her. The accused, a resident of Lasisi Street, Laranto, Jos first …

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2019: ADP’ll not field 65yr-old candidate – Alani Bankole

By Daud Olatunji ABEOKUTA—The chairman, Board of Trustees, of the newly registered Action Democratic Party, ADP, Chief Alani Bankole, has said that the party would not field people above 65 years of age for elective offices ahead of 2019 election . Bankole, a seasoned politician, and the father of former …

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Kolade, Anya, Adebanjo, others back restructuring

By Gbenga OkeLAGOS — EMINENT Nigerians from the southern parts of the country, yesterday, backed clamour for restructuring and opposed secessionist moves, saying dismemberment of the country would not benefit anyone. Gathering under an inter-ethnic platform known as YIIEGBA, the elder statesmen at the parley in Lagos were former High …

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Lalong urges Muslims, Christians to rise against divisive tendencies

By Marie-Therese Nanlong. Jos – Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has called on Christians and Muslims in the country to unite and condemn those who are bent in causing disaffection among the citizens as only in unity can the nation achieve its full potentials and be beneficial to its people. …

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Ooni, Fayemi, Olujimi others launch book on Akeredolu’s election

By Dayo Johnson Akure—THE Ooni  of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has drummed support for the Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN. Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu The Ooni spoke in Akure at the launch of a book entitled: A Credible Leader For This Season, written by Lewis Asubiojo, a …

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Traore leaves Chelsea for Lyon

Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore has joined Lyon for 10 million euros (£8.8m, $11.2m) on a five-year deal, the French club announced on Monday. Bertrand Traore gives a thumbs-up after signing his five-year contract at new club Lyon Chelsea will earn 15 percent of any profit from a future sale of …

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