Thursday, 12 July 2018

15-year-old boy passes WAEC with straight As and scores 332 in JAMB

Okorogheye Orisheneye David got straight As in all the nine courses he registered for in the 2018 West African Examination Council (WAEC). He also passed his JAMB exam with a total score of 332. Below are his result slips:

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo explained his decision to leave Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo explained his decision to leave Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo explained his decision to leave Real Madrid and sign with Italian champions Juventus in an open letter to fans, posted on the Spanish club's website not long after his move was announced on Tuesday.
The move marks the end of a nine-year spell at the Bernabeu where the reigning Ballon d'Or winner won two La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues, but as Ronaldo explained it, the time was right for a change.

Ronaldo's statement in full:
"These years at Real Madrid and in this city of Madrid have quite possibly be the happiest years of my life. I only have feelings of great gratitude to this club, to the fans and to the city. I can only give thanks to all of them for the love and affection that I have received.
"However, I feel that the time has come to begin a new stage of my life and that is why I have asked the club to accept my transfer. I feel it this way and I am asking everyone, and especially my fans, to please understand me.
"These have been nine of the most absolutely marvelous years. These have been nine unique years. This for me has been a very emotional time, full of deliberating, although difficult because Real Madrid is at a very demanding and high level but I know very well that I will never forget that here I have enjoyed football in a unique way.
"I have had fabulous teammates, both on the field and in the dressing room. I have felt the warmth of an incredible fan base and together we have conquered three straight Champions Leagues titles and four Champions League titles over five years. And together with them in addition, on an individual level, I have had the satisfaction of having won four Ballons d'Or and three Golden Boots, all during my tenure at this most immense and extraordinary club.
"Real Madrid has won my heart and that of my family and it is because of that, now more than ever, I would like to say thank you. Thank you to the club, to the President, to the directors, to my teammates, to all the staff, the doctors, the physios and all the incredible people who work there in each of their capacities and who pay tireless attention to every little detail.
"Infinite thanks once more to our supporters and thanks also to Spanish football. During these nine exciting years I have come up against great players. My respect and recognition to all of them.
"I have thought a lot and I know that the moment has come for a new cycle. I am leaving but I will always feel that this jersey, this badge and the Santiago Bernabéu are mine, no matter where I am.
"Thanks to everyone and, of course, as I said the first time in our stadium nine years ago: ¡Hala Madrid!"

Friday, 6 July 2018

See The Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria Today

Let’s talk about one of most important topics in any country of the world. Jobs.
We list out today which jobs are best to have in Nigeria when it comes to income or salary.
The below jobs listed are ones we’ve studied have been doing well in recent years.
So check out the highest Paying Jobs in Nigeria as of 2018 below:
1. Business Mogul & CEO
Being a successful CEO or business mogul is the highest paying job anywhere in the world.
The CEO is answerable for the success or failure of any company. They oversee the company’s operations, production, marketing and human resource.
Generally, the CEO is the company. As such they are equally rewarded for the heavy crown they wear. Median Salary of a CEO is about N40 million.
2. Pastor
Being a pastor in Nigeria is a great job, most especially if the church is a huge one.
No way around this. Nigerians appreciate their religious leaders — especially pastor. In fact we idolize them and shower them with gifts and money.
A powerful ‘beginner’ in this circle would take home up to N5 million and ‘established’ names rake in 9 times as much.
3. Musician
Being a successful musician in Nigeria right now is one of the best jobs anyone can have.
They make music that entertains, informs, shape and sometimes change our ways of thinking.
It is not uncommon to find people idolize musicians like they do religious leaders as such, in Nigeria right now we pay musicians from N600,000 to N10 million for their presence at our events.
An average independent successful musician in Nigeria right now earns at least 5 million naira monthly and some their monthly income is in 8 figures.
4. Petroleum Engineer
The place of the Petroleum Engineer in the world today is prominent because the world has a high demand for petroleum.
These engineers, who design, test and deploy means of extracting petroleum are revered and paid well. An average salary will be N12 million.
5. Aeronautical Engineer
Aeronautical engineers are ‘airplane engineers’. In Nigeria, their main job is the maintenance of aircrafts technology.
Their job is very delicate because the safety of the nation’s aircrafts, military or commercial, rests on their shoulders.
The lives and safety of everyday traveler depends on them so aeronautic engineers get up to N11 million.
6. Surgeon
Everybody seems to understand why a surgeon needs to be well paid since a surgeon is responsible for identifying patients who requires surgery, perform the operation, and provide patients with care and treatment after the surgery.
Since people figuratively and literally ‘lay’ their lives at his table, the surgeon is well compensated and takes about N11 milla too.
7. Pilot
Choosing who come first between the pilots and the surgeon was hard.
Pilots fly planes. They convey people from one location to another in the most delicate means of transportation. They get paid about N9 million.
8. Telecoms Engineer
Telecoms engineers make it possible for you to make calls and browse from your phone.
If you know how mobile networks work you will understand why the Telecoms engineer is well-regarded.
9. Investment Banker
Investment bankers manage your ‘happiness and comfort’ as such we reward them proportionately. What price is your happiness?
10. Programmers
Programmers are problem solvers. They figure out how to make computers solve our problems.
Programmers are among the top 5 best paid professions in developed worlds but in naija they are probably the least appreciated financially. They get about N5 million yearly.
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In Sports: UEFA Introduces New Rule Ahead Of Next Season’s Champions League

UEFA have announced that teams will be allowed to use an extra substitution in next season’s Champions League knockout games if the matches go to extra time.
Clubs will be able to call upon an extra substitute, if their second legs go past 90 minutes.
FIFA already introduced the same rule during this year’s World Cup, allowing sides to bring on another pair of fresh legs in extra time, taking the total of substitutions allowed to four.
The new rule will also be in place for the UEFA Europa League, Super Cup, European Championship in 2020 and Women’s competitions.
UEFA have also announced that they will allow an extra substitution in the UEFA Youth League as well as youth European international football next season, taking the total of potential substitutes to five if matches go into extra time.

In Music: 10 hottest Nigerian songs in the first half of 2018

2018 has been an amazing year for Nigerian music. Wizkid sold out the 02 arena, a 20,000 capaity hall in May, Davido performed to over 10,000 fans in Suriname, South Americain that same May and Adekunle Gold recently sold out the Indigo at the 02 Arena less than a week ago.
Nigerian music is global. Half of the year has gone by and there have been so many bangers and hits already.
In no particular order, here are our best 10:
1. Soco – Wizkid, Terri and Ceeza Milli
Wizkid has perfected the art of catchy, repetitive one-liners and Soco is the most successful manifestation so far.
Along with members of Starboy, Wizkid delivers this banger that sets the roofs on fire and has you dancing along. Even if the only thing you can hear all through is ‘Soco’.
2. Fake love – Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
The Port-Harcourt son is a legend, and Wizkid thinks so too. So, having them work together is guaranteed to produce nothing but magic.
Even though Duncan Mighty has been off the radar for a while, that doesn’t affect his delivery on this song.
Although it is about the tired topic of unrequited love and how some girls only love for material gain. The song is dope and Wizkid even spoke Ikwerre on the track.
3. Kana – Olamide, Wizkid
Many years ago, Olamide and Wizkid collaborated on ‘ omo to shan’ as upcoming artistes. At that time, one could see their potential but no could have foreseen the extent to which they’d grow individually.
After many years, many hits, many awards, these young men have come together once more to make a banger. This time, as authorities in the Nigerian and African music industry.
The video is below expectations but Kana is a jam and a half
4. Science student – Olamide
There is a drug problem in Nigeria and everyone seems to be ignoring it. Olamide’s Science student is about drugs and how youth mix and concoct all sort of chemical substances in a bid to get high.
At first, it was unclear what Olamide’s position is on drug use, the video definitely makes that clear as there are signs saying ‘say no to drug abuse’. The video also depicts the adverse effects of drug abuse.
5. Codeine diet- DJ Enimomey, Tiwa Savage, Reminisce
Unlike his elder brother who spoke against drug use, DJ Enimony made a song about codeine. While you can rightly feel anger at the message of the song, and how advocating for a codeine diet is promoting drug use, you can’t help but feel the beat and dance along.
Seriously, you can only shaku shaku in anger, but you will shaku shaku, regardless.
6. Bobo – Mayorkun, Davido
So far, Mayorkun doesn’t have one bad song. Since he released his first single ‘ Eleko’, Mayorkun has been dropping hits back to back.
For this track, he teamed up with his label boss to deliver a banger. Again, the song is about how money makes you attractive, it is still a hit.
‘Suit yourself like Jidenna’, Shakespeare could never.
7. Mind – DMW
Davido records successes with love songs, from ‘ Aye ’ to ‘ Gobe’ to ‘ Assurance ’, he does have a way with love songs.
On Mind, he teams up with his label mates, Mayorkun, Dremo and Peruzzi and it is a jam!
8. Ire – Adekunle Gold
Of course, everyone knows the Genius that is Adekunle Gold. Before releasing his album About 30, he released Ire as a sneak peek.
The song speaks about making the most of where you are, taking charge of your destiny and not to always think that the grass is greener elsewhere.
Much of the song is prayer, prophesy and self-reassurance. Ire translates to goodness and ‘goodness is calling out to me’ is repeated many times throughout the song.
9. Assurance – Davido
Davido unveiled his girlfriend publicly and cemented it with a song. After publicly claiming her, buying her a Porsche, he made the song about her and she is featured in the video.
Assurance evolved into a pop culture slang and though the song itself wasn’t well received at first, it grew on fans to become one of the club bangers this year.
0. Ye- Burna Boy:
Burna Boy is in a world and the league of his own. Ye seems to be heavily based on Fela Anikulapo’s ‘ Sorrow, tears and blood ’.
In a twist of fate, the song climbed up rapidly on the music charts after Kanye West’s album also titled ‘Ye’. In spite of being filled with energy, Ye addresses serious issues.

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In politics: ‘The broom has scattered’ — Secondus taunts APC

Uche Secondus, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says his party is set to regain its lost crown as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has “broken into two”.
On Wednesday, Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, led aggrieved members of the APC to a new faction named Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC).
Galadima accused the leadership of the ruling party of lacking political will. He also described it as worse than the PDP .
While addressing a crowd at the flag presentation rally for Kolapo Olusola, PDP’s governorship candidate in the July 14 election in Ekiti, Secondus urged voters to reject Kayode Fayemi, APC candidate, whom he said is unsure of the faction he belongs.
“APC is broken into two,” he said.
“Can you ask Fayemi under which of the factions is he contesting? Because the broom has scattered, the broom has broken.”
A bunch of broom is the symbol of the APC.
Secondus, who was at the rally with members of his national working committee, said the PDP has been repositioned to take power —starting from Ekiti — in 2019.
“Standing here is the rescue team,” he said. “PDP will rescue Nigeria from economic collapse, security collapse, and all sorts of inhuman treatments meted out by the APC government.”
He also blamed Buhari for the recent killings, especially in the northern part of the country.
“As you can see, killing going on in all the states, especially Zamfara, Taraba, Benue and the Plateau. How long can you kill our people?” he asked.
“This country is experiencing civil war because of the killings, and Buhari and APC is behind it. And by the grace of God, PDP will rescue this country from the hands of APC. They are planning to arrest our leaders, we refused to be intimidated.”

Fayose: When I saw ‘old man’ Buhari beside the president of France, I said ‘Oh my God’

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has fired yet another shot at President Muhammadu Buhari whom he believes is too old to lead the country.
At a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, the governor commented on the visit of President Emmanuel Macron of France to Nigeria.
Aged 40 years, Macron is one of the youngest leaders in the world. His Nigerian counterpart is 75 years old.
Fayose said Nigerians deserve a younger president.
“We are having these problems in our country because an old man is our president. When I saw the picture of President Buhari and the president of France, I said ‘Oh my God’,” he said.
“This country does not deserve to be led by an old man.”
Fayose also said he had been asked to come out to receive Buhari who is expected in the state on Tuesday but that he would not do so.
It is a tradition for governors, irrespective of political differences, to receive the president whenever he visits their states.
“I got a letter yesterday, they said I should come and receive Mr. President because he is coming on the 10th. But I’m not coming. Receive him for what? I cannot receive him. The president has not done 100 metres of road in Ekiti,” he said.
“They said I should tell director of SSS to come to Abuja, the director that is Kayode Fayemi’s friend, what is my business with that?”
The governor also accused the federal government of closing nearby Akure airport in Ondo state, so PDP leaders would not be able to attend the party’s rally in Ekiti.
“I want to condemn the federal government here today,” he said.
“Whosoever has taken that action is very shameful. That’s not the spirit of democracy. Why did you close the Akure airport today? You closed Akure airport so that our leaders will not come to this rally. Today, we are now landing at Ilorin and Ibadan. That is not patriotic. That’s shameful and unleader-like.”
Fayose did not spare the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in his accusations.
INEC, Fayose alleged, is planning to rig the July 14 governorship election in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“INEC wants to rig for APC,” he said. “We know your plans. We know how you are planning to release ballot papers to the APC. We know what they are planning in Ondo and Kogi states. Ekiti is a no go area.”
Calling on his supporters to shun violence, Fayose, however, urged them not to be intimidated.
“If you think you will come and use police to intimidate us, we will follow you bumper to bumper. Since Monday, they’ve been arresting PDP people. I want to tell you my people, I don’t want us to join them violence for violence. The most important day is on the 14th, don’t allow them to provoke us. We must be prepared for this election.”

In news: Mike Adenuga receives France’s highest national honour

Emmanuel Macron, president of France, has conferred his country’s highest national honour on Mike Adenuga, Globacom chairman.
This makes Adenuga the first Nigerian to be decorated with the award of Commander of the Legion of Honour.
Explaining why the French government decided to confer the country’s highest honour on Adenuga, Macron said he is “a true role model for Africa” who has contributed immensely to the growth of the African and French economy.
Macron applauded Adenuga on his promotion of the French language and culture in Nigeria, and also commended Bella Disu, Adenuga’s daughter who conceived, coordinated and executed the Alliance Française project.
The French president, who is on a visit to Nigeria, said Nigeria has what it needs to surmount all challenges it may be facing now.
This, he said, is the “incomparable spirit of entrepreneur, tenacity and ability to think out of the box”.
Macron bestowed the award on Adenuga at the inauguration of the new Alliance Francaise, Mike Adenuga Centre in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The audience at the event included Akinwumi Ambode, governor of Lagos, Wole Soyinka, government officials and members of the diplomatic corps.
At present, Adenuga holds the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), Nigeria’s highest honour for a civilian who is not in government and as Ghana’s highest civil award, the Companion of the Star of Ghana (CSG).

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Done Deal!! Cristiano Ronaldo Has Reportedly Signed For ‘Juventus From Real Madrid And Passed Medical’

Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, 33, has reportedly signed for ‘Juventus from Real Madrid and passed a medical.’
The news of his transfer to the Italian club was revealed by disgraced former Juventus chief Luciano Moggi who claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo has ‘already signed’ from Real Madrid and passed a medical.
The 80-year-old who was Juventus ‘ chief executive from 1994 to 2006 before receiving a lifetime ban from football for his part in the ‘Calciopoli’ match-fixing scandal, told Italian TV network Tele7Gold.
‘In my opinion, he has already signed and passed the medical examination with
Juventus in Munich. ‘This is what I think after talking to important people.’
This follows the strong speculation that the Five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been the subject of an £88million bid from the Italian champions, which Real Madrid football club were considering.

In Politics: R-APC: Be patient, Oshiomhole begs aggrieved party members

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives (APC), has appealed to aggrieved members of the party to be patient with his leadership.
He said this shortly after news broke that a faction had pulled out of the ruling party.
The new faction, Reformed APC(R-APC), has many national assembly members and is led by Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Oshiomhole spoke after receiving the report of the party’s national convention appeal panel committee report.
“My appeal to all those who are aggrieved is to be patient,” Oshiomhole said.
“The assurance is that under my leadership, we will make honest mistakes and once our attention is drawn, we will find courage to make up for our mistake.
“Some people say how can people eat their words, for me, I will eat my words if it is nutritious enough and if that is what I have to do to have peace in the family.”
He expressed appreciation to members of the party for his election and for entrusting with him, the responsibility to pilot the party’s affairs at this time.
He acknowledged that he knew of the party’s challenges before accepting the task, saying it is a huge opportunity for him and other newly elected executives of the party to make a difference.
This, Oshiomhole said, was not only for the party, but for the country generally.
“So, I appeal to people to realise that a blind man can redeem his eyes if he applies the correct medication, but you can’t force it to open over night,” he said.
He added that forcing the eyes to open over night, would create more problems and damage the eye the more.
The APC national chairman maintained that he would do everything possible to sustain confidence and trust, adding that everybody was important in the party.
He also said that everybody in the party matters, adding that he would run an inclusive party.
“I pray for wisdom and courage and I believe that we have it and we will deploy it for peace within the APC family,” Oshiomhole said.

In News: Candidates’ performance ‘decline’ as WAEC releases 2018 WASSCE results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says only 49.98 percent of the candidates who wrote its 2018 school certificate examination obtained credit passes and above.
Olu Adenipekun, the council’s head of national office, gave this information on Wednesday at a news conference to announce the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Lagos.
Adenipekun said a total of 1,578,846 registered for the examination in Nigeria, and out of the number, 1,572,396 of them sat for the examination.
He said 786,016 candidates, representing 49.98 percent who sat for the examination, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
He said the performance, when compared to what was obtained in the same examination in 2016 and 2017, showed a decline.
“If we should compare the performance of candidates for this year’s examination under this category with that of 2016, which was 52.97 and in 2017; 59.22, we are safe to say it is fluctuating, just as it is declining.
“These statistics are clear for you to see and make your judgment,” he said.
Adenipekun said a total of 1,213,244 candidates obtained credits and above in a minimum of any five subjects, with or without English Language and or Mathematics.
He said 858,424 other candidates obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language but without Mathematics.
Adenipekun said out of the total number of candidates who wrote the examination, 1,470,338 of them had their results fully processed and released.
He said 102,058 other candidates had a few of their subjects still being processed, due to errors traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or while writing the examination.
The HNO said the candidates who have fulfilled their financial obligations to the council were free to check the details of their performance on the council’s result website.

In news: FirstBank to launch inaugural digital lab

FirstBank has announced plans to launch its first digital lab in order to provide “faster and more efficient” banking products to its customers.
The launch will take place on July 5, at the lab’s location in “Yabacon Valley,” in the Yaba area of Lagos.
According to the bank, the digital lab –the first of its kind — is designed to rapidly stimulate innovative solutions to real-life challenges.
It is designed to serve as a platform for FirstBank to collaborate and advance with the rapidly evolving Financial Technology (FinTech).
A statement from the bank said the lab is an innovation hub that will contribute more fully to the FinTech space in Nigeria and technology at large.
“In a bid to satisfy its customers within the country’s budding, technology-savvy massive online population, the FirstBank Digital Lab will bring together technologies and methods to transform ideas into feasible solutions in record time,” the statement read.
“FirstBank over the years has led the Nigerian financial service industry through the delivery of excellent financial services and this has always served as a reassurance to its esteemed customers that their interest remains the core of its business.”

In sports: Amunike joins panel to pick FIFA player of the year

Emmanuel Amunike has been listed among 13 judges to decide the shortlisted candidates for the 2018 best FIFA men’s players award.
Amunike will be joined by Ronaldo Nazario de Lima, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Lothar Mathaus, Alessandro Nesta and former England coach Fabio Capello.
Other judges are Sami Jabar, Cha Bum-Kun, Andy Roxburgh, Kaka, Wynston Rufer and Carlos Alberto Parreira.
The Best FIFA Football Awards is the premier annual awards celebration held by football’s world governing body.
The judges will shortlist 10 candidates for each category, and they will be unveiled on July 23.
Football fans, national team captains, head coaches and more than 200 media representatives will subsequently cast their votes to decide who will be crowned the best players and coaches.
In 2017, Cristiano Ronaldo picked up the best men’s player award, Lieke Martens was crowned best women’s player, Zinédine Zidane was named best men’s coach and Sarina Wiegman was best women’s coach.
FIFA will announce the three nominees for each of the four categories in September.
Best FIFA men’s judging panel include
Sami Al-Jaber (KSA)
Cha Bum-kun (KOR)
Didier Drogba (CIV)
Kaka (BRA)
Wynton Rufer (NZL)
Frank Lampard (ENG)
Fabio Capello (ITA)
Carlos Alberto Parreira (BRA)
Alessandro Nesta (ITA)
Lothar Matthaus (GER)
Emmanuel Amunike (NGA)
Ronaldo (BRA)
Andy Roxburgh (SCO)
Best FIFA women’s judging panel
Belinda Wilson (AUS)
Sun Wen (CHN)
Jacky Shipanga (NAM)
Clementine Toure (CIV)
Mia Hamm (USA)
Andrea Rodebaugh (MEX)
Sissi (BRA)
Diego Guacci (CHL)
Patrick Jacquemet (FRA)
Maia Jackman (NZL)
Anna Signeul (SWE)
Nadine Kessler (GER)
FIFA Puskas award judging panel
Alex Scott (ENG)
Miroslav Klose (GER)
David Trezeguet (FRA)
Aline Pellegrino (BRA)
Iker Casillas (ESP)
Marco van Basten (NED)
Pablo Aimar (ARG)
Best FIFA goalkeeper award judging panel
Vítor Baia (POR)
Peter Schmeichel (DEN)
Jorge Campos (MEX)
Gordon Banks (ENG)
Rinat Dasayev (RUS)
Mark Schwarzer (AUS)
Rene Higuita (COL)
Diego Forlan (URU)
Frederic Kanoute (MLI)
Alessandro Altobelli (ITA)
Fan award judging panel
Homare Sawa (JPN)
Christie Pearce Rampone (USA)
Cafu (BRA)
Lucas Radebe (RSA)
Christian Karembeu (FRA)
Bora Milutinovic (SRB)
Lindsay Tarpley-Snow (USA)

EVIL! Trigger-happy Policeman Shoots Youth Corper Dead In Abuja, A day Before Her POP

Miss Linda Nkechi Igwetu was supposed to wear her National Youth Service uniform for the last time tomorrow, June 5. She was supposed to begin a journey of survival in Nigeria’s highly unfavourable labour market, and perhaps, to make her parents reap the rewards of sponsoring her through school.
Little would she have known that such dream would not come to fruition, because a reckless, irresponsible police officer had other ideas.

Russia 2018: Here Are Fixtures Of The Quarterfinals As Matches Resume On Friday July 6

Proceedings at the  Russia 2018 world cup tournament is taking a 2day break and will resume on Friday, July 6.
Eight teams are remaining in the competition with started on June 14. Already, the biggest upset so far is the first round exit of Germany who were the defending champions of the tournament. Other shocking exits that have happened include Spain who lost to hosts Russia and 2 time champions Argentina who were ousted by France in a 7 goal thriller.
Uruguay also knocked out portugal as they march strongly in their quest to pick up their second world cup title, while high flying Croatia knocked out Denmark in a game that finished in a nerve-wrenching penalty shootout.
Below are the fixtures for the quarterfinals:

In sports: ITTF Ranking: Quadri displaces Assar as Africa’s best rated star

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has displaced Egypt’s Omar Assar as the best ranked African player in the world following the release of the July 2018 ITTF World Ranking.
The ranking which was released on Monday by the world table tennis ruling body has Quadri jumping two steps up to 20 rated players in the world.
The Nigerian was ranked 22 in June, but he has overtaken Assar with just one point, as the Egyptian dropped from 17 to 21. With 10234 points, Quadri took over from Assar who has 10233 points in the latest ranking.
For the second time this year, Quadri will be breaking into the top 20 in the world as he made the same spot in January 2018 – and the first Nigerian to achieve that.
For the first time in his career, China’s Fan Zhendong retained the number one spot in the world ranking for the fourth consecutive month.
However, for his compatriot Ma Long, the reigning Olympic and World champion, it is a very different story; he drops from no.2 to no.6 and occupies what is for him most unusual position.
He is the fourth highest ranked player from the People’s Republic of China.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ breaks every Apple Music record

Drake‘s latest album, “Scorpion”, has cruised through the charts and shattered every Apple Music record, including becoming the number one album on the Apple Music charts in 92 different countries almost instantaneously and becoming the fastest-growing album ever on the service.
Just 24 hours after release, the album had more than 170 million streams worldwide on Apple Music, with nine of the 10 most-streamed songs coming from the album, breaking not only Drake’s own record but also crushing the record for day-one album streams on any streaming service, ever.
Spotify also tweeted that “Scorpion” was being streamed over 10 million times per hour, and Amazon Music Unlimited also reported the album had broken its own first-day streaming record.
Drizzy isn't playing. #ScorpionSZN going strong @Drake
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In entertainment: Adekunle Gold sells out London’s O2 Indigo Arena

Adekunle Gold has hit another goal, as he sells out Indigo at the O2 Arena, in London.
The #About30 concert held on Friday, June 29, is described as Adekunle Gold’s biggest concert outside Nigeria yet, after he sold out the 800 capacity O2 Academy Islington Arena last year.
He could not hold his excitement after…
I’m going to feel this way for the next weeks or longer bruh! I Sold out O2 Indigo?!!! Nah, Thank you london. See yo again, soon.
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I promised last year I was going to repea this pose with people in the room. I did it. Speak it into existence and work toward
#About30Concert #O2indigo
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In News: How police rescued Mikel Obi’s father after 72 hours in kidnappers’ den

Michael Obi, father of Mikel Obi, captain of Super Eagles, has been rescued from a den of kidnappers in Enugu state.
Ebere Amaraizu, spokesman of the Enugu state police command, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
He said police operatives rescued Obi, his driver and Ishaya John through a well-coordinated operation around 2:30pm on Monday.
Amaraizu said the feat was achieved by the command’s operatives from the 9th mile division.
He disclosed that the operatives also recovered Obi’s Toyota Prado jeep.
“It was gathered that Michael Obi and his driver were abducted along Makurdi-Enugu Road on June 29 in the afternoon on his way from Jos in his grey-coloured Toyota Prado jeep with registration number: MUS 604 CG and taken to an unknown destination through the thick forest part of the area,” he said.
“It was further gathered that the abductors started calling to demand a ransom of N10 million before police operatives acted on intelligence information and swooped on them.
“In the process of the rescue, a gun duel ensued between police operatives and the kidnappers which forced the hoodlums to abandon their victims inside the forest and they were promptly rescued.’’
Amaraizu said Obi extolled the efforts of the police which led to their rescue.
“I am happy with the police operatives’ performance,” he was quoted to have said.
“I am alive and healthy. I thank the commissioner of police and the police operatives for their efforts which led to our rescue.”
This is not the first time that Obi’s father would be kidnapped.
In 2011, he was abducted as he travelled home from work in Jos, Plateau state capital.
He had told reporters: “I started begging them but they beat me mercilessly. They kept me in a terrible place. I was taken right deep into the bush, in an isolated area in Jos.
“There are five of them and they were dressed in military uniforms. They pushed me into a vehicle painted in military colours and began to drive very fast. I never knew a vehicle can fly like that.”
The police had raided a neighbourhood in Kano where they found the footballer’s dad. Five persons were arrested in connection with the incident

In news: 10 soldiers ‘killed’ at Nigeria-Chad border

Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of Boko Haram, says 10 soldiers were killed at Nigeria-Chad border on Sunday.
In a statement on Monday, Salkilda noted that the the raining season had turned out to be a time for insurgents to carry out isolated attacks.
He also kicked against plans by the federal government to relocate internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the north-east.
“#ISWAP elements attacked a small town around the Nigeria – Chad border yesterday, killing more than 10 Nigerian soldiers and the military base in the area was ransacked,” the statement read.
“With the rise of the waters in the Lake Chad basin, military campaigns are heavily limited, but for the insurgents, this has turned out to be their best season for carrying out isolated attacks as the last few weeks have proven.
“There have been a precipitous increase in Boko Haram attacks recently, yet most of the attacks go unreported. It is important, especially at a time when the government is planning on relocating IDPs for the military to be more transparent and allow independent reporting on the crisis.
“Those that are going to be relocated must never be misled to do so, they, and the rest of the Nigerian public have a right to independent reporting on the current conflict dynamics in the region, in order to decide whether or not, it is safe for them to return to their villages in north-east Nigeria and the Lake Chad region at large.”
Efforts to reach Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, was not successful as a phone calls did not go through and a text message was not replied.