Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Ballon d’Or for 4th time

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or for a fourth time on Monday night, beating Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann to world football’s top individual prize for 2016. Ronaldo, who previously won the award in 2008 as well as in 2013 and 2014, when it was officially the FIFA Ballon d’Or, is only the second player…

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More than 60 people killed in Uyo Nigeria as church roof collapsed during  ordination 

A church roof has collapsed in Uyo, Nigeria, killing at least 60 people attending the ordination of a bishop, reports say.Hundreds of people were inside the Reigners Bible Church including the governor of Akwa Ibom state, Udom Emmanuel, when the roof collapsed, Nigerian media report. Mr Emmanuel was rushed to safety by his security guards. Pictures from the scene show…

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At least 20 wounded after terror attack hits policemen in central Istanbul stadium

At least 20 wounded after terror attack hits policemen in central Istanbul stadiumISTANBUL At least 20 wounded after terror attack hits policemen in central Istanbul stadium At least 20 people were wounded on Dec. 10 when a bomb attack staged in Istanbul near Beşiktaş’s Vodafone Arena, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has announced. A huge explosion occurred near Beşiktaş’s Vodafone Arena…

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Donald Trump is Time’s person of the year for 2016

Donald Trump is Time’s person of the year for 2016, the magazine’s editor announced Wednesday morning on NBC’s “Today” show. “When have we ever seen a single individual who has so defied expectations, broken the rules, violated norms, beaten not one but two political parties on the way to winning an election that he entered with 100-1 odds against him,”…

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El-rufai is a mucous you can mistake for a vanilla ice cream – Shehu Sani ; the battle continues 

The lingering battle between the Governor of Kaduna state, El-rufai and Senator Shehu Sani is assuming another dimension as they trade tirade on social media. Below is the latest post by Shehu Sani on his Facebook page. Since we came to office on May 29th 2015,Elrufai’s Kaduna APC held about 8 Press conferences and all the 8 Press conferences were…

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El-rufai is a foul air to any serious concept of change – Senator Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to his purported suspension by the Kaduna APC excos  – below is his comments released on facebook. My “Indefinite suspension” by Governor Nasiru elrufai controlled,Induced and misinformed self acclaimed “APC excos” and the paper it was written upon is as worthless and as useless as the used sanitary pads in the toilets of his family…

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Colombia plane crash: Plane carrying Brazil’s Chapocoense football team crashes

A chartered aircraft with 81 people on board, including a Brazilian football team, has crashed in central Colombia, the country’s civil aviation association says. Details later….

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Nico Rosberg wins first F1 world title at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Lewis Hamilton won the race

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton did all he could to defend his title in Sunday’s 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – including backing his team mate into the pack – but in the end victory was not enough, as Nico Rosberg drove superbly to take second place and with it his first world championship crown. With Ferrari’s Sebastian…

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Rotimi Akeredolu to be declared winner of Ondo Governorship election

Following the results of the Ondo Governorship election announced so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday, The Punch can report that Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress is the new governor-elect. INEC has announced 17 out of the 18 Local Government Areas in the state, with Akeredolu winning 14 of the LGAs, the Peoples Democratic…

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Fidel Castro Dies at 90

Fidel Castro, the fiery apostle of revolution who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere in 1959 and then defied the United States for nearly half a century as Cuba’s maximum leader, bedeviling 11 American presidents and briefly pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war, died Friday. He was 90. His death was announced by Cuban state…

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