Thursday, July 14, 2016

Reports in France suggest Chelsea agree €35 million fee for Leicester’s N’Golo Kante

Reports in France today suggest that a deal has been reached for Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante to join Chelsea for next season.

The 25-year-old was an integral part of the Foxes’ title winning side last season and also played a part in France’s run to the final of EURO 2016.

Brazil boosts security funding for #Rio2016 Olympics by $24M; deploys 3,000 more troops

Police appear during protests on April 17 in Brazil against Dilma Roussef's impeachment in Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian federal government will provide an additional $24 million for the armed forces to strengthen security ahead of Rio de Janeiro's Summer Olympics in August. More than 80,000 police officers and soldiers will be deployed.

The Brazilian federal government will provide an additional $24 million for the armed forces to strengthen security ahead of Rio de Janeiro's Summer Olympics in August.

Boko Haram ambush leaves 2 Nigerian soldiers, several militants dead #Africa

Two Nigerian soldiers were killed Tuesday, officials said, after Boko Haram militants launched an ambush in the northeast part of the country. Seven others were injured and several militants were killed in the attack.

Donald Trump has overtaken his opponent Hillary Clinton in the battleground state of Florida

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has overtaken his opponent Hillary Clinton in the battleground state of Florida, with the race too close to call in two other swing states, a new poll showed Wednesday.

"Donald Trump enters the Republican Convention on a small roll in the three most important swing states in the country," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll.

Trump was leading 42-39 percent in Florida, compared to a 47-39 Clinton advantage in a June 21 poll.

Donald Trump Says He'll Announce VP Pick Friday as Search Enters Final Stretch

Donald Trump is set to announce his pick for vice president on Friday in New York, he tweeted tonight, as the search appears to have whittled down to three main prospects.

First up was Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Trump’s children Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, and campaign chair Paul Manafort joined Trump Sr. at Pence's home in Indiana this morning.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Beautiful photos from Bollywood actress 'Vidya' Divyanka pre-wedding ceremony

Bollywood actress Divyanka Tripathi, popularly known as Vidya on Zee World soap The Vow, is getting married to her beau Vivek Dahiya tommorrow, July 8 in Mumbai. The couple met and fell in love on the set of their current show, Yeh Hai Mobobbatein. Check out more photos from their pre-wedding shoot and pre-wedding ceremony 

Ciara & Russell Wilson pictured with Roberto Cavalli at their wedding reception in England

Newly married couple Football quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, singer Ciara pictured with her wedding dress designer - creative director of Roberto Cavalli, Peter Dundas (right) and a friend yesterday evening.

6 photos as Russell and Ciara Wilson jet off on their honeymoon

According to E! News, the newlyweds left Peckforton Castle today around 12:30 p.m and headed to a private airport to catch a flight out of England. Ciara wore a chic, all-white ensemble which featured a blazer over a white maxi dress, while Russell, on the other hand, opted for black pants with a bomber jacket and boots. 

Real Madrid no longer world's most valuable sports team, Dallas Cowboys claim top-spot and Manchester United still 5th in Forbes' list

Real Madrid no longer the world's most valuable sports team, with Dallas Cowboys claiming top-spot and Manchester United still fifth in Forbes' list

NFL teams make up 27 of the 50 most valuable sports outfits in the world 

Real Madrid have held crown of most valuable team for the last three years

But Dallas Cowboys now rank first with a value of £3.31billion, up 25%

The biggest mover in the top 50 is Arsenal, who rose 13 spots to No 23

#Rio2016 Olympics: Blessing Okagbare & Seye Ogunlewe top list of Team Nigeria athletes

Nigeria’s fastest sprinters Blessing Okagbare and Seye Ogunlewe top the list of Team Nigeria athletes to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games next month.

In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, Head of Media and Communication Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Okagbare will compete in the sprints, long jump and the 4x100m relay in Brazil.

Theresa May becomes Britain's second female prime minister meets the Queen in Buckingham Palace

Theresa May meets the Queen in Buckingham Palace to ‘kiss hands’.

Queen invites May to form a government and become UK’s second female PM after David Cameron tenders resignation

Theresa May has emerged from Buckingham Palace as Britain’s second female prime minister, after paying the traditional visit to the Queen to be invited to form a government.

Brexit BREAKING NEWS: David Cameron and his family leave Downing Street for the last time

BREAKING NEWS: David Cameron and his family leave Downing Street for the last time: PM praises 'the love of my life' Samantha as he heads to the Palace to tender his resignation to the Queen 

David Cameron gives goodbye speech in Downing Street flanked by family before heading to see the Queen

Earlier he took his final PMQs in the House of Commons before handing over to Theresa May
Joked that the diary for the rest of his day looks 'remarkably light' apart from seeing the Queen

Over N60m from missing bullion van recovered in a supermarket in Port Harcourt

The Rivers State Police Command, reportedly recovered N60 million out of the N100 million in a bullion van that went missing on Friday on its way from Aba in Abia State to Rivers State.

Japan's Emperor Akihito has announced his intention to abdicate in the coming years

Emperor Akihito succeeded his father, Hirohito, in 1989

Japan's Emperor Akihito has announced his intention to abdicate in the coming years, public broadcaster NHK reports.

The 82-year-old, who has had health problems in recent years, reportedly does not wish to remain emperor if he has to reduce his official duties.

16 beautiful photos as Tennis star Ana Ivanovic weds Man Utd's Bastian Schweinsteiger in Italy

Tennis star, Ana Ivanovic looked so beautiful as she wed Manchester United and German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger in a beautiful ceremony that took place in Venice, Italy in front of friends, family and fellow sports stars yesterday, July 12. The pair dated for two years before they tied the knot. After the wedding service at Venice City Hall , the couple headed out into the sunshine to catch a ride to their reception by boat. 

Did Dino Melaye really threaten to beat Remi Tinubu? According to Sahara Reporters, he did

According to a report by Sahara Reporters, Senator Dino Melaye today threatened to beat up the wife of the National leader of APC, Bola Tinubu, Senator Remi Tinubu. Below is how they reported it...

Senator Dino Melaye reacts to Sahara Reporters story that he threatened to beat up Remi Tinubu

Sahara Reporters earlier today reported that he threatened to beat up Remi Tinubu at the Senate today. Dino reacted to the report via his twitter handle...

Brexit: David Cameron given a standing ovation by Conservative MPs after his final Prime Minister's Questions.

The prime minister, who will go to Buckingham Palace later to tender his resignation to the Queen, told MPs he would "miss the roar of the crowd".

Defending his achievements in office, he said there had been many "amazing moments" during his six years in power.

Leader of suspected kidnappers of Sierra Leonean envoy says they collected N1.5m ransom

The suspected kidnappers of the Sierra Leonean envoy to Nigeria, Major-General Alfred Nelson-Williams (rtd) were paraded before newsmen today July 12th. Nelson-Williams was kidnapped on Friday July 1st and later released on July 5th.

President Buhari appoints co-convener of BBOG, Hadiza Bala Usman as MD of Nigerian Ports Authority NPA

President Buhari has appointed co-convener of advocacy group, Bring Back Our Girls, Hadiza Bala Usman, as Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Her appointment is effective July 11, 2016. President Buhari also appointed three persons as Executive Directors at the NPA.

They are: Mohammed Bello-Koko (Finance), Professor Idris Abubakar (Engineering) and Dr. Sekonte Davies (Marine Operations). 40 year old Hadiza Bala takes over from Habib Abdullahi. Until her appointment, Hadiza was serving as the chief of staff to the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai.

Meet the moguls who dropped $4 billion on UFC. Billionaire Michael Dell is one of them

It was announced on Monday that the Ultimate Fighting Championship had been sold for a whopping $4 billion to a group led by WME-IMG.

UFC co-owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta will be stepping away from the organization after the sale. UFC president Dana White will stick around in the same role.

2 UFC Veterans Allege Jon Jones Tested Positive for Estrogen Blockers #UFC200 @UFC202

Two UFC Veterans Allege Jon Jones Tested Positive for Estrogen Blockers

It's no secret that Jon Jones was pulled from his UFC 200 main event rematch with Daniel Cormier for testing positive to a banned substance during a June 16, 2016, out-of-competition drug screen. What is a secret is what substance for which he tested positive.

Bernie Sanders sells out to Hillary Clinton, Democrats join forces against Donald Trump

They spent more than a year trading barbs over both policy and judgement. But Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders worked to put that behind them on Tuesday, standing side-by-side in a high school gym as Sanders endorsed his former rival and told a cheering crowd that Clinton would “make an outstanding president.”

Rudy Giuliani Claims Black Lives Matter Movement Is 'Inherently Racist'

Rudy Giuliani Claims Black Lives Matter Movement Is 'Inherently Racist'

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani stepped up his sharp criticism of Black Lives Matter on Monday, saying he saved "a lot more black lives" during his time in office than the movement.

Mike Lee, tea party senator, may help decide Donald Trump’s fate at convention

CLEVELAND — This week, watch Mike Lee.

The mild-mannered first-term U.S. senator from Utah will arrive here Wednesday night or Thursday morning to cast a significant vote in the long-odds battle being waged by some Republican delegates to snatch the party’s presidential nomination from Donald Trump.

Jurgen Klopp: I told Mario Balotelli he needs to leave Liverpool #LFC

Mario Balotelli looks set for the exit at Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp having told him he cannot afford to be competing for places.

Jurgen Klopp has told Mario Balotelli he needs to leave Liverpool, but hopes to help him rediscover his best form beforehand.

Indiana Gov. Pence tries out for Donald Trump vice president as speculation swirls

Donald Trump held the latest audition in his quest to find a vice presidential running mate, appearing at a campaign rally here Tuesday night with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who is said to be on the presumptive Republican nominee’s shortlist for the job.

Pence, a former Republican congressman who has a reputation for being a mild-mannered but staunch conservative, introduced Trump with a fiery speech, praising him as a “fighter, a builder and a patriot” who will bring “no-nonsense” leadership to the White House.

NAACP: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump declines offer to address civil rights group

The NAACP says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has declined an invitation to address the group's upcoming convention, flouting established precedent and highlighting anew the GOP standard-bearer's struggle to attract support from nonwhite voters.

NAACP president Cornell William Brooks told CNN Tuesday that Trump had declined the group's invitation to speak at the Cincinnati gathering, scheduled from Saturday through Wednesday. Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is slated to speak there next Monday, which is also opening day of the Republican National Convention across the state in Cleveland.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Bayern Munich unveil former Chelsea, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti as new manager

Bayern Munich football club of Germany has unveiled former Ac Milan, Juventus,Psg, Chelsea and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti as its new coach. He was first of all introduced to media before he and his wife were welcomed by dancers in traditional German attire in the club's stadium.

More photos after the cut.

Breaking News: Serious Train collision in Southern Italy leaves over 20 people dead

Two trains collided head-on in southern Italy today, killing at least 20 people, with dozens more hurt. The trains, each with four cars, collided as they passed through a grove of olive trees in the countryside outside Andria.

According to reports, the line has only a single track, so the crash is probably due to either a signalling error or a mistake by one of the drivers.