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Presidency Decries Fake Zahra’s Facebook Account Insulting Nigerians

The Presidency has distanced President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Zahra, from a purported Facebook account insulting Nigerians. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement on Friday accused those he described as “merchants of mischief” of taking their antics against the first family further by creating a fake Facebook account in the name of Zahra.

According to him, the fake account is conspicuously different from the authentic one and was used to post a message on April 17, 2018, at 9.07 a.m. Adesina said a picture of President Buhari, with snowflakes all over him, and being welcomed to a foreign country was used, alongside a message on the said Facebook account.

The President’s spokesman, however, rejected the said account, noting that it does not belong to Zahra as claimed. He also urged members of the public to be wary and see through the intentions of those behind the fakery. Adesina said such person(s) seek to attract odium to the fi…

Jopp Heynckes Lewandowski & CR7 Comparisons Are Impossible

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PHOTO CREDIT: Football.Ua

The Bayern Munich boss says he cannot compare his star striker and the Real Madrid superstar, saying they are different types of players.

"I do not think you can compare these types of players," he said. "Robert Lewandowski is a player who plays in front of the opposing goal, especially with his back to the opponent. He is always attacked and this is one of the big strength of a striker who plays in this position."

Heynckes went on to describe the differences between the Portugal international and his Poland counterpart, praising the recent performances of Ronaldo.

"Cristiano Ronaldo is a player who often plays on the left side and moves between the lines," he added.

Swedish DJ Avicii Dead at 28

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PHOTO CREDIT: AVICCI

Swedish DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, died at age 28 on Friday, April 20, his publicist confirmed.

"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," his publicist Diana Baron said in a statement. "He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given."

Bergling started out releasing music on Laidback Luke Forum in the late '00s, where DJs and producers would post music and seek feedback from budding peers. In 2011, he broke through to an international audience with the progressive house track "Levels," which hit No. 1 in his native Sweden and on the U.S. Billboard Dance Club Songs chart -- and earned him a Grammy nod. His 2012 David Guetta collab "Sunshine" earned him a Grammy nomination as well, and th…

Justin Bieber Photoshops His Face Onto Beyoncé's Body❗

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Ladies and gentleman, meet Rachel Bieber. Justin Bieber introduced the world to his fictitious sibling on Wednesday by sharing a picture of his face photoshopped onto Beyoncé's body.

"Y'all need to meet my sister Rachel Bieber," the 24-year-old singer wrote on Instagram and the post has gone viral since, even inviting responses from celebs!

"Bruh set me up!" Bieber's pal Patrick Schwarzenegger wrote in the comments. "Finally be brothers."

Skier Gus Kenworthy also wrote "snatched" in the comments and DJ Diplo wrote "I'd slice."

Even Jaden Smith couldn't resist commenting on the photo. "She's bad," the actor wrote.

Man Breaks into Taylor Swift's NYC Pad, Takes a Shower

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Taylor Swift had a real life version of Goldilocks play out in one of her homes, as an intruder got way too comfortable after breaking into the place.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Roger Alvarado allegedly climbed up a ladder, smashed a window with his hand and got into the NYC brownstone early Friday. Once he got in, he took a shower and fell asleep in a bed.

This would be the part where Taylor walks in on him, if this really were Goldilocks ... luckily, she wasn't there. However, a witness spotted Alvarado breaking in and called cops. He was arrested inside the home and charged with stalking, burglary and criminal mischief.

Taron Egerton to Play Elton John in 'Rocket Man' Movie!

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PHOTO CREDIT :Gage Skidmore

Taron Egerton is set to play the role of a young Elton John in the upcoming biopic Rocket Man! The 28-year-old British actor will sing Elton's songs in the film, which will follow "his days at the Royal Academy of Music to his rise on the rock 'n' roll scene of the 1970s and '80s and his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction in the '90s to international superstardom," according to THR. Elton and his husband David Furnish are producing the movie with Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn. Dexter Fletcher, who Taron worked with on Eddie the Eagle, is directing the movie. Listen to Taron sing the Elton song "I'm Still Standing" below, thanks to the animated movie Sing!

Lion at Nairobi Park Looks to Have Adopted Hipster Hairstyle

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This trendy lion looks like he’s been inspired by hipsters when it comes to his hairdo. With a slick top knot and apparently unshaven beard, the king of the jungle certainly looks like he's had a little help securing his look. Award-winning wildlife photographer Paras Chandaria snapped the unusual beast in Nairobi National Park.

"I thought his hair was awesome. I couldn’t help but take a picture," said the Kenyan. "With a slick top knot and apparently unshaven beard, the king of the jungle certainly looks like he's had a little help securing his look." Paras says he is a frequent visitor to the park and drives around it taking pictures of his favourite big cats.

Sex-for-mark: Female student to appear before OAU panel Tuesday

The alleged victim of sexual harassment by a lecturer in the Department of Accounting at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile -Ife, Ms. Monica Osagie, has been summoned to appear before the investigative panel probing the incident on Tuesday. The invitation came barely 24 hours after her lawyer and and Executive Director of Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, claimed that the victim had not been invited by any panel.

But it was not clear why the letter dated April 19 2018 was not immediately released to her. PUNCH can authoritatively report that Osagie was an MBA regular student of the OAU and was said to have gone into hiding since the sex-for-marks scandal broke out. The letter inviting Osagie dated April 19 2018 from the Office of the Secretary, Post-Graduate College, was obtained by our correspondent on Saturday in Jos.

The letter with Ref. No: ADP 15/16/H/1424 entitled: “Re: Investigative panel on alleged harassment of a female student: D…

Unai Emery 'Wenger Could Manage PSG🗼

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The Arsenal boss will leave the Gunners at the end of the season and the Ligue 1 champions' boss wouldn't be surprised if he returned to France.

Unai Emery is among the names to have been linked with Arsenal, with PSG expected to replace him at the end of the season following their failure to reach the latter stages of the Champions League.

"He is a reference for the world of football and us coaches. He has given inspiration to this sport," he told a news conference.

"Every year, a dozen coaches meet in Nyon and Wenger is a reference for all of us. He has always spoken well of me.

"I have great admiration for him as a person and as a coach. He has the quality and the experience to coach the best teams in the world, like PSG."

Mohammed Salah Equals EPL Scoring⚽ Record

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Most goals in a season (38 games): 31, joint record
Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, 1995–96)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, 2007–08)
Luis Suárez (Liverpool, 2013–14)
*Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, 2017–18)

A deft finish brought the former Roma ace level with some famous names although there was ultimately disappointment for Jurgen Klopp's side
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has equalled the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry's record for Premier League goals in a season.

The Egypt international star netted his 31st of the campaign on Saturday, the second for the Reds in their fixture away to West Brom.

The attacker clipped a neat shot into the net after being set up by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to push Jurgen Klopp's men two goals clear at the Hawthorns, though the match finished

Draws For Africa Confederations Cup

Confederations Cup🏆 Draw

The Draw for the CAF Confederation Cup 2018 was made in Cairo. Kenya's Gor Mahia of Kenya and Moroccos's Raja Casablanca have been drawn in tough pools of the Caf Confederation Cup.

Here is the draw:

Group A : Raja Casablanca (Morocco) ASEC Mimosas (Ivory Coast) Aduana Stars (Ghana) AS Vita Club (DR Congo)

Group B : Al Masry (Egypt) UD Songo (Mozambique) RS Berkane (Morocco) Al Hilal (Sudan)

Group C : Djoliba (Mali) Williamsville AC (Ivory Cost) CARA Brazzaville (Congo) Enyimba FC (Nigeria)

Group D : Rayon Sport (Rwanda) Gor Mahia (Kenya) Young Africans (Tanzania) USM Algiers (Algeria)

🏀NBA Standings📑

🏀NBA Standings📑

With just 6 regular season games(7 for some teams) remaining, the race for a playoff spot has caught fire. Things have heatened up out west, where a couple of losses in a row might prove to be season-ending.

(W: Wins, L: Losses, GB: Games Behind)

Eastern Conference

----TEAMS W L GB
 1.TOR 55 21 0

 2.BOS 53 23 2

 3.CLE 47 30 8.5

 4.PHI 46 30 9

 5.IND 46 31 9.5

 6.WSH 42 35 13.5

 7.MIA 41 36 14.5

 8.MIL 41 36 14.5

Western Conference

----TEAMS W L GB
 1.HOU 62 15 0

 2.GSW 56 21 6

 3.POR 48 29 14

 4.SAS 45 32 17

 5.OKC 45 33 17.5

 6.UTA 44 33 18

 7.MIN 44 34 18.5

 8.NOP 43 34 19

For respective conferences, the first round playoff matchups would be as follows:

1⃣st 🆚 8⃣th

2⃣nd 🆚 7⃣th

3⃣rd 🆚 6⃣th

4⃣th 🆚 5⃣th

🏀NBA NEWS

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LeBron James 'Canno Lose' to Kyrie in Playoffs Stephen A. Smith

The Cleveland Cavaliers will defeat the Boston Celtics if they meet in the NBA playoffs this year because LeBron James would not be able to fathom losing to Kyrie Irving, according to ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith.
"There is no greater negative that can happen to LeBron James this year than losing to Kyrie Irving,” Smith told ESPN’s First Take. "And this is why I said Cleveland is coming out [as winners] of the East."
"LeBron James cannot lose to Kyrie Irving this year. I ain't talking about next year when Gordon Hayward comes [back from injury]. Lose to the [Washington] Wizards in the first round, it wouldn’t be as bad. Lose to Toronto, it wouldn’t be as bad. If LeBron James loses to Kyrie Irving, he will not live that down. They are not losing to Boston," he said. "I believe that of all the years that LeBron has been in this league, this is the closest we will ever see to hi…

Naija News

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$500m Abacha Loot: Okonjo-Iweala To Explain Withdrawal


Former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is to explain how about $250million of the $500million recovered from the family of the late Head of State, Gen.Sani Abacha, was withdrawn, The Nation learnt yesterday. The cash was released to the Office of National Security Adviser( ONSA) without appropriation. About $36,155,000 (N13,015,800 billion) out of the $250million was also withdrawn in cash “without any purpose” on March 2nd, 9th, 16th and 18th of 2015.
The Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has approved Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala’s invitation. A letter of invitation has been sent to her. According to a fact-sheet obtained by The Nation last night, detectives probing the whereabouts of the $500million have recommended that the ex-minister be interrogated.
A top source said: “Following preliminary findings, a strong recommendation was made to the Acting EFCC chairman for an interact…

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Indian police search for monkey that snatched baby


Police in India are on the lookout for a monkey that allegedly snatched a baby, whose body was later found inside a well in the eastern state of Orissa. The baby's mother saw the incident take place but was unable to rescue her son. A relative found the baby's body in a well behind the house on Sunday, a day after he was snatched by the monkey who had entered the child's home. Officers say this is "a very rare case", although monkeys are often caught damaging property in the area.

"We hope to catch the monkey within a week," local officer PC Pradhan told the BBC. "While monkeys attacking humans or entering houses in search of food are fairly common, this is the first case in which one has run away with a baby," he added. Police are working with a local tribe, who specialise in catching monkeys.

Forest officials told the BBC that the monkey entered the family's home early on Saturday morni…

Naija News

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Osama, Last Jailbreaking High Profile Killer Linked To Senator Dino Melaye Arrested



Kabiru Seidu a.k.a Osama, the last of the suspected criminals linked to Dino Melaye, a Senator representing Kogi West was allegedly planned and coordinated their escape from Police cell with the aid of some Nigeria Police officers at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Lokoja has been rearrested.
Osama was one of six suspects who broke jail last week, others include Nuhu Salisu a.k.a Small, Aliyu Isa, Adams Suleiman, Emmanuel Audu and Musa Mohammed they all escaped from ‘A’ Division of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) detention in Lokoja in Kogi state, where they were being held pending their court appearance with Mr. Melaye who was also been declared wanted by the police.
Kabiru was arrested in Bauchi on Sunday night and has since been taken to Abuja by police detectives. Police sources said they've now arrested all the jailbreakers who colluded with Senator Melaye to destabilize Kogi state. Since …

Football news

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Agent Umtiti Trying to Sign Griezman for Barcelona



Samuel Umtiti has revealed that he is happy at Barcelona and suggested he is trying to convince Antoine Griezmann to join him at the club.

Reports have claimed Barca are keen on a summer deal for Atletico Madrid star Griezmann, and that they are set to go head-to-head with Manchester United for the Frenchman's signature.

Jose Mourinho has previously been quiet over Griezmann being a transfer target for the Red Devils, revealing last summer when quizzed about the forward that Ed Woodward knew the players he wanted to sign.

And with links to Barca continuing, Umtiti has revealed that he has been talking with his France international team-mate about the club, predicting that coach Ernesto Valverde will have to play with six attackers if Griezmann does join.

He continued: "With Griezmann, I put myself in agent mode! It's true that we talk a lot about it, but it was just to know what he thinks of Barca. If he comes, we will pl…