Morocco To Bid To Host 2026 World Cup

Morocco To Bid To Host 2026 World Cup

CAF official Amaju Pinnick has said that Morocco intends to put in a bid to host the 2026 World Cup before the deadline next month. According to online sources, interested countries have been given a deadline of August 11 to state their interest in hosting the competition. USA, Canada, and Mexico have already stated their interest. Pinnick, speaking to BBC Sport, said: I’ve been told Morocco wants to put in its bid and CAF will support them 100 per cent. I’d be surprised if Morocco does not put in a…

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Kendrick Lamar, Katy Perry & The Weeknd Lead Nominations For MTV VMAs 2017

Kendrick Lamar, Katy Perry & The Weeknd Lead Nominations For MTV VMAs 2017

On Tuesday afternoon, MTV announced the nominations for the 2017 Video Music Awards via Instagram, and rapper Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with the most nominations for his video “Humble.” with 11 nominations. Katy Perry and The Weeknd tied for second place with five nominations each. The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards on will take place on Sunday, August 27  at The Forum in Inglewood, California. See full list of nominees below Video of the Year Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your…

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US Explains How Diezani Madueke Lavished $100m On Furniture And Artworks

US Explains How Diezani Madueke Lavished $100m On Furniture And Artworks

The United States of America has given the details of how a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, allegedly laundered about $144m, using part of the funds to purchase a yacht, landed properties, furniture and artworks. According to the US, while she held sway as the Nigerian petroleum minister, Diezani, who was otherwise known as “the Madam” or “Madam D,” led “a lavish and privileged lifestyle,” spending “more than one million dollars on furniture, artwork, and other furnishings purchased within the Southern District of Texas, and shipped, in…

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Acute Diarrhoea Kills 2 In Lagos State

Acute Diarrhoea Kills 2 In Lagos State

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, on Tuesday confirmed that two deaths has been recorded from the 27 cases line-listed in acute diarrhoea disease in some local government areas. Idris, alongside his counterpart from the Ministry of Information, Steve Ayorinde, made this known at a joint news conference in Lagos. He said that the upsurge of acute diarrhoea cases was the aftermath of flooding experienced by residents in some parts of the state following heavy rainfall in the last few days. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

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Veteran Actor And Author, Adebayo Faleti Dies At 86

Veteran Actor And Author, Adebayo Faleti Dies At 86

Renowned Yoruba actor, broadcaster, poet and and author, Adebayo Faleti has passed away. Faleti who was one of the pioneer staff of the first television station in Africa, Western Nigeria Television (WNTV) died at the University College Hospital Ibadan on  22nd of July, 2017. Faleti was responsible for translating Nigeria’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba. He also translated speeches being made by military president of Nigeria Ibrahim Babangida and Chief Ernest Shonekan, Head of National Interim Government of Nigeria, from English to Yoruba. Before his death, he received many…

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APC Sweeps Lagos Local Government Polls

APC Sweeps Lagos Local Government Polls

The All Progressives Congress has reportedly won the council election held in all the 20 Local Government Areas and the 37 Local Council Development Areas on Saturday. Early results released by the Lagos Television showed that the APC took several LGAs and LCDAs including Ojokoro, Eti Osa, Lagos Island, Badagry Central, Onigbongbo, Odiolowo/Ojuwoye, Ikorodu West, Ejigbo, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Epe, Lagos Island East, Badagry West, Surulere, Ikorodu Central, Ikoyi/Obalende, Agboyi-Ketu, Eredo and others. Some of the results from the LGs and LCDAs showed the ruling party winning. In Lagos Island LG,…

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US Singer And Record Producer, The Dream Is Expecting His 8th Child

US Singer And Record Producer, The Dream Is Expecting His 8th Child

Singer, songwriter and record producer The Dream on Monday, announced that he and his wife LaLonne Nash are expecting their eighth baby in a sweet Instagram post. This will be the singer’s eighth child, and the couple’s third together as The Dream has three children with his former wife Nivea, a daughter with his ex-wife Christina Milian and a son with Lydia Nam. LaLonne made the announcement on Instagram with a photo of the dream caressing her baby bump and giving her a kiss on the cheek captioning it “Welcoming a…

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Lagos Extends Restriction Of Movement For LG Elections

Lagos Extends Restriction Of Movement For LG Elections

The Lagos State Government has announced an extension on the restriction on vehicular movement around the state on July 22 for the Local Government elections. The government has said that the restriction will now be enforced between 7 am and 3 pm on Saturday, July 22, to allow for a smooth conduct of the Local Government elections and unhindered participation. The statement was issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy of Lagos State, Steve Ayorinde. The commissioner, in the statement, also reiterated the call for peaceful and orderly conduct by the…

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Cristiano Ronaldo Is Expecting His 4th Child

Cristiano Ronaldo Is Expecting His 4th Child

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed that he is expecting his fourth child. The Real Madrid forward who recently welcomed twins via a surrogate replied in the affirmative when asked by Spanish site El Mundo if he is excited about the soon-coming baby. Ronaldo, who is vacationing with his model girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and his family in the Island of Ibiza, had earlier shared a group pool shot where Georgina was holding one of the newborns with a noticeable baby bump. He confirmed that him and Georgina are expecting their…

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Doyin Okupe Leaves PDP For Accord Party

Doyin Okupe Leaves PDP For Accord Party

Former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has revealed that he is joining the Accord party. Okupe confirmed this in a statement posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday. This comes almost three weeks after he announced his decision to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying the party had become menopausal. “Following various consultations with political associates, family and friends I have decided to formally join the Accord party. “My decision is based on deep reflection on who I am and what I…

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Bola Tinubu Says Nigerians Should Pray For President Buhari

Bola Tinubu Says Nigerians Should Pray For President Buhari

All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday urged the citizenry to keep praying for President Muhammadu Buhari’s recovery to full health. Speaking in Kano during a condolence visit to Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje over the death of Dan Masani Kano, Alhaji Maitama Sule, Tinubu said “there is nothing anybody can do in the face of health challenge”. He said: “The President did not lie to us. He told us he was ill; and he needs to take care of himself. I don’t see any crisis…

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Roger Federer Wins Record-Breaking 8th Wimbledon Title

Roger Federer Wins Record-Breaking 8th Wimbledon Title

Swiss Roger Federer becomes the oldest man in the Open Era to win the Wimbledon after he defeated Croatia’s Marin Cilic in straight sets 6-3 6-1 6-4. 35-year-old Federer won the title without dropping a set becoming the first man to do so since Bjorn Borg in 1976. “I never give up in a match. I gave it my best. it’s all I can do,” Federer said after the match. Federer is also the first person to win eight Wimbledon titles in history. He defeated the Croatian in 1 hour and…

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