Archive for March 15th, 2017

DOWNLOAD: Pyung releases new song Zaddy

Lasisi Pelumi’ Pyung’ Saheed is the new sensational singer in town, the Wizkid sing a like has released his new song titled Zaddy.


TrendingPhotos: Lady Brutalized For Challenging Nigerian Soldier Who Slapped Her Brother For No Reason

A lady, Ruth Orji in Ikorodu area of Lagos, has been left with serious injuries, after she allegedly challenged a soldier who slapped her brother for no reason.The soldier whose name wasn’t given is reportedly said to be attached to the 174 batallion, Nigerian Army Barrack, Odoguyan Ikorordu.

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UCL: We pulled off the impossible again – Leicester captain, Morgan

We pulled off the impossible again - captain Morgan hails incredible Leicester

Beating Sevilla 2-0 to move into the Champions League quarter-finals is the best night in the Foxes’ history, according to the central defender

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan believes the club pulled off the impossible again by knocking out Sevilla to book a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 3-2 aggregate success.

Morgan put Leicester ahead on the night to level the scores at 2-2 on aggregate before Marc Albrighton smashed home from the edge of the box to secure another famous victory for the Premier League champions.

Kasper Schmeichel saved Steven N’Zonzi’s penalty after Samir Nasri was sent off for Sevilla and Morgan said Leicester are continuing to prove their critics wrong.

“Incredible, I can’t quite believe it. We didn’t expect to get this far and here we are,” Morgan told BT Sport.

“It must be [the greatest night in the club’s history]. I’m not sure it’ll ever happen again but we did it, we proved a lot of people wrong. We pulled off the impossible again.”

There was an element of luck about Morgan’s goal as Riyad Mahrez’s free-kick bounced in off him at the back post but the centre-back has insisted Leicester will not get carried away with their success, having won their third straight game under new manager Craig Shakespeare.

“I just bundled it in,” said Morgan. “I was in the right place at the right time and just happy it went over the line.

“We’ll take whoever comes. We’ll enjoy this moment, dust ourselves down and we’ve still got to concentrate on the league.”

Albrighton also maintains that Leicester will not be content with a place in the last eight of the Champions League, despite giants such as Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona awaiting.

“I’m lost for words. What a night,” Albrighton told BT Sport. “We thoroughly deserved the victory, we pressed them from the first minute to the last.

“We rode our luck but defended triumphantly and to get two goals against such a good team and keep a clean sheet is fantastic for us.

“We thoroughly deserve to be there, we’ve played brilliantly in this campaign. The Champions League run has been fantastic and we want to keep it going as long as possible.”

Ndidi shines As Leicester Reach UCL Q/Finals

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Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was in action for 90 minutes on Tuesday night as Leicester City reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League at the King Power Stadium after their 2-0 win in the round of 16, second leg match of the competition, advancing 3-2 on aggregate.

Nigeria star Ahmed Musa unlike his compatriot was however not listed to face the Sevilla. Musa played in four of Leicester’s six matches in the group stages and was in action for 58 minutes when the Foxes lost the first leg of the Round of 16 fixtures.

Captain Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton got Leicester’s goals, while Samir Nasir was sent off for Sevilla.

Leicester were the underdogs but sensed a real opportunity to pull off a major upset on the night following their 2-1 away defeat in Seville, but it was Sevilla who first threatened.

Nasri received a precise pass in the fourth minute and was given time inside the box to send a promising strike towards the bottom right corner. Kasper Schmeichel guessed his intention and denied him with a fine save.

Nasri was booked in the 18th minute by referee Daniele Orsato for a cynical tackle on Ndidi before an altercation with Vardy led to the Frenchman’s dismissal.

Morgan scored in the 27th minute to make it 2-2 on aggregate. A cross from the freekick was whipped deep into the box by Riyad Mahrez and skipper Wes Morgan was available to shoot the ball into the bottom right corner.

Albrighton made it 2-0 in the 54th minute while Kasper Schmeichel saved Steven Nzozi’s penalty in the second half much to the delight of his father and Manchester United legend, Peter, who was in the crowd watching.

Ndidi, who was one of the best players on the night, was yellow-carded in the 84th minute for dangerous play with his elbow.

On the othter hand, at the Juventus stadium in Turin, Maximiliano Allegri led Juventus to reach the quarter-finals with a 1-0 win. The Old Lady had won the first leg 2-0.

Porto had been victorious in just two of four away Champions League games this season but could not conjur the result away to qualify for the next round.

Paulo Dybala converted a 42nd minute penalty after Porto right-back Maxi Pereira controversially handled the ball in the box and was sent off.

Both sides did not score in the second half but created chances which were not converted.


Prosecutor orders release of Egypt’s ousted leader Mubarak from jail

 Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak was ordered to be freed from detention on Monday, according to the prosecutor who signed his release order. The decision ends nearly six years of legal proceedings against Mubarak and seems certain to revive the ongoing debate over whether the goals of the 2011 uprising that ended his reign were ever realized.

The prosecutor, Ibrahim Saleh, told The Associated Press that he ordered Mubarak’s release after he accepted a petition by the former president’s lawyer for his freedom on the basis of time already served.

Mubarak, 88, was acquitted by the country’s top appeals court on March 2 of charges that he ordered the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolution. That verdict, according to Saleh, cleared the way for Mubarak’s lawyer to request his release.

Mubarak, according to Saleh, has already served a three-year sentence for embezzling state funds while in detention in connection with the protesters’ case.

A criminal court ruled in May 2015 to jail Mubarak for three years and fine him millions of Egyptian pounds following his conviction for embezzling funds earmarked for the maintenance and renovation of presidential palaces. The ruling was upheld by another court in January 2016.

“There is not a single reason to keep him in detention and the police must execute the order,” Saleh said. “He is free to go.”

News of Mubarak’s imminent release was greeted jubilantly by his supporters on a Facebook page entitled “I am sorry, Mr. President.”

One supporter, Tamer Abdel-Moneim, described Mubarak’s trial in a column in the popular Al-Youm al-Sabei news site as a “farce.” He wrote: “The oppression and injustice that befell the man compels upstanding men to rally behind him to stop the silliest and most contemptuous farce we have recently known.”

The order to release Mubarak was the latest in a series of court rulings in recent years that acquitted some two dozen, Mubarak-era cabinet ministers, top police officers and aides charged with graft or in connection with the killing of some 900 protesters during the uprising. Some of them have made a comeback to public life, while others partially paid back fortunes they illegally amassed.

Activists, meanwhile, say Mubarak’s acquittal of killing protesters has confirmed long-held suspicions that his trial and that of scores of policemen who faced trial on the same charge would never bring the justice they demanded.

It has also, according to activists and Egypt’s beleaguered rights campaigners, confirmed widely-held suspicions that their “revolution” has been reversed by the government of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, a general-turned-politician, in order to restore the status quo in a country ruled undemocratically by men of military background for most of the past 60-plus years.

“I knew from the very beginning that this was not going to take us anywhere,” said rights lawyer Amir Salem, who represented the fallen protesters’ families in the Mubarak trial. “The trial of Mubarak needed an independent judiciary, which we don’t have. But one day, he will be truly tried, but not under el-Sissi.”

Powerful media figures loyal to el-Sissi have relentlessly vilified the 2011 uprising as a conspiracy and demonized its icons as foreign agents who pose a threat to the country’s national security. The fallen protesters, contend some of them, were shot by members of the now-banned Islamist group, the Muslim Brotherhood.

The attacks began soon after el-Sissi, as defense minister, led the 2013 ouster of the Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected leader whose one-year in office proved divisive.

Mubarak was first detained in April 2011, but has spent the nearly six years since in hospitals. He is currently staying at a Nile-side military hospital in the leafy suburb of Maadi, just south of Cairo.

His lawyer, Farid el-Deeb, told the AP on Monday that he expected Mubarak to return home within a day or two. When he does, he will join Suzanne, his wife of nearly 60 years, his two sons — one-time heir apparent Gamal and wealthy businessman Alaa — their wives and three grandchildren.

Mubarak’s sons were also convicted and sentenced to three years in prison in the same embezzlement case. They still face charges in an insider trading case, but both are free and have recently made a series of intensely publicized appearances greeted enthusiastically by hardcore supporters of their father.

Earlier on Monday, el-Sissi pardoned more than 200 people convicted and jailed for their participation in illegal protests. The pardon of the 203 prisoners did not cover any of the iconic, secular activists jailed for violating the 2013 protests law, which has effectively ended street activism in Egypt except for demonstrations by government supporters.

El-Sissi has overseen a major crackdown primarily targeting Islamists along with secular pro-democracy activists since Morsi’s ouster. He took office a year later with a landslide victory in presidential elections.

Along with jailing critics, el-Sissi’s government has steadily eroded freedoms won in the 2011 uprising.

EFCC: Senate to screen Magu today

SENATE President, Bukola Saraki, has said that Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, would be screened today as substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency. Disclosing this at plenary, Saraki said: ”Tomorrow (today), we have the acting chairman of EFCC, who is also appearing before us for screening and it will follow at11:30 am.” Ibrahim Magu It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had forwarded Magu’s name to the Senate on June 2016 for confirmation. He was appointed in acting capacity by President Buhari on November 9, 2015, following the sack of his predecessor, Ibrahim Lamorde. It would be recalled that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, acting as the President while President Muhammadu Buhari was away in London on a 10-day medical vacation in June 6, 2016 had forwarded a letter to the Senate. The letter was a request for the screening and subsequent confirmation of Ibrahim Mustapha Magu, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency. Senate President Bukola Saraki read the letter to his colleagues at the Senate Chambers during plenary.

FA Cup semi-finals: Arsenal will face Man City and Tottenham take on Chelsea

Arsenal will face Man City and Tottenham take on capital foes Chelsea in FA Cup semi-finals

There will be no north London derby at Wembley Stadium, but four Premier League heavyweights will lock horns at the home of English football

Capital rivals Chelsea and Tottenham will rekindle old rivalries in the FA Cup semi-finals, while Arsenal take on Manchester City.

The last four are now readying themselves for a day out at Wembley, with glory almost within reach.

The quartet of Premier League heavyweights will battle it out for the right to take the trophy, with Manchester United’s defeat to Chelsea on Monday ensuring that the silverware will change hands in 2017.

The four clubs still in the running have shared seven successes in the last 10 FA Cup finals.

Chelsea have been the dominant force over the last decade, securing four triumphs.

The last of those, though, came back in 2012 and Antonio Conte will be determined to end his debut campaign at Stamford Bridge with a domestic league and cup double.

City have not lifted the trophy since 2011, while Arsenal enjoyed back-to-back wins in 2014 and 2015.

Arsene Wenger will be looking for silverware to help ease some of the pressure on his shoulders, while north London neighbour Mauricio Pochettino will be aiming to end Tottenham’s 26-year wait for FA Cup glory.

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