Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Real Madrid have confirmed the sale of Ronaldo to Juventus for €105m

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is set to join Juventus, the Spanish club have confirmed.

It is understood a deal worth £105m has been reached between the two clubs that will see the 33-year-old Portuguese end a 10-year stay at the Bernabeu.
Ronaldo won four Champions Leagues at Real but had a turbulent relationship with president Florentino Perez.
“For Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of our great symbols,” said a club statement.
“Real Madrid wants to express its gratitude to a player who has proved to be the best in the world and who has marked one of the brightest times in the history of our club and world football.
“Real Madrid will always be your home.”
He is now set to be unveiled as the Italian club’s record signing, eclipsing the £75.3m they paid for Gonzalo Higuain.
Ronaldo joined Real from Manchester United for £80m in 2009 and scored a club-record 451 goals and won the Ballon D’Or – awarded to the world’s best footballer – in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
He has helped them win the Champions League in four of the past five seasons, scoring in the 2014 and 2017 finals.
However, despite their dominance in Europe’s premier club competition, Real struggled domestically, finishing 17 points behind champions Barcelona last season.
Real are keen on reshaping their team under new manager Julen Lopetegui and the 33-time La Liga winners have also been linked with a move for Paris St-Germain’s 26-year-old Brazil forward Neymar.
Credit : BBC

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Update: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg now World’s Third Richest Man

According to online news portal, Today.ng, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now the third richest man in the world, overtaking Warren Buffett on Bloomberg’s list of the world’s richest people.
Zuckerberg passed Buffett Friday as Facebook shares rose 2.4 percent, Bloomberg reported.
Above Zuckerberg were Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, in the No. 1 spot, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
The daily rankings of the world’s 500 richest people listed in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index showed the top 3 remained the same Saturday.
Zuckerberg is now worth $81.6 billion, nearly $400 million more than Buffett, chairman of the Berkshire Hathaway investment group, rankings show.
Zuckerberg’s California-based social network business has more than 2 billion active monthly users.
The company’s stock has reached a record high despite ongoing scrutiny over its Cambridge Analytica data breach that leaked personal information of up to 87 million people, MarketWatch reported.
Zuckerberg has pledged to give away 99 percent of his Facebook stock away in his lifetime, his Bloomberg profile shows. Further, Zuckerberg has given $3.58 billion in stock sales away this year alone to a charity initiative he set up with his wife, Priscilla Chan, in 2015.
Buffett has donated about 290 million of his shares in Berkshire Hathaway to charities — an equivalent of about $50 billion.

Source: www.today.ng.

On Babies And Their Safe, Healthy Delivery: An Open Letter To All Mothers - By Caséy Amaefule

By Caséy Amaefule

A call has gone out to all Nigerian women, mothers and prospective mothers, to reconsider their choices of method  for child delivery, as elongated labour period could spell harm for the health of their babies. 

A facebook user and a medical doctor by the name Caséy Amaefule, wrote an article and shared it on his wall, where he highlighted factors responsible for health defects in babies, at birth. He, therefore, charged women to see handling of child delivery as a very serious matter, and which requires great attention.

The write-up, titled with the hashtags "Angry" and "Young Women Beware", is shared, below... Enjoy.

"It breaks my heart each time I see little children who are brought to our neurology clinic here in UBTH because of speech difficulties, mental retardation, drooling of saliva, epilepsy and all other forms of seizures they are suffering because their parents, mothers especially, insisted on vaginal delivery when it was obvious it would not happen."

Every mother wants to put to bed like the legendary 'Hebrew women', but let me tell you, there's no shame in putting to bed via caesarean delivery (commonly called CS or operation).

"As a matter of fact, there are women - some of who could even be reading this post - who as it stands right now, even though they are not yet married, will never be delivered of any baby vaginally. It must be CS! Many have contracted pelvis (pelvis with smaller than expected diameters) or inadequate pelvis."

Beyond this, for fear of CS, some of you enroll with maternity homes with little or no knowledge of active management of labour (so you can save money) and then end up having a child who will be an OLODO for life due to prolonged labour and its sequelae.

The child I clerked yesterday was so bad that he was in KG 1 even though he was 8 YEARS OLD. Yet he kept coming last in his class in the same KG 1. He'd been having seizures since birth.

"The mother laboured for 3 days! Three frigging days! She didn't want CS because she's a 'Hebrew woman' and then following obstructed labour, baby had 3+ caput (swelling of the scalp) and extensive moulding of 3+ (inseparable overlap of the skull bones). The boy's head was so small that his occipitofrontal circumference (head size) was 43cm (as against 54-58cm). This means that his head size at 8 years was that of a 5- to 6-month-old child."

"Biko the brain stops developing when a child becomes 7 years old. That's when it attains adult size!"

"This boy didn't even cry after birth, later developed what doctors call hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE), a severe complication because the brain was starved of enough oxygen and blood as the head squeezed through the vagina during the prolonged labour."

The mother totally DAMAGED her son during labour and now the young man is paying for a sin he did not commit. He keeps drooling saliva and with the epilepsy, he will be on medications for life.

And he may never be a normal child.

"Please don't tell me that CS is costly, I know. But now ask yourself, if you were this boy's mother and had the opportunity to do it all over again, what would you do?"

Damage your son for life because of cost or pay the money and have a normal child who could be the next Albert Einstein or president of Nigeria?

"As a mother, you may never forgive yourself."

© Caséy Amaefule

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Mikel: My Dad’s Kidnapping Affected Me Against Argentina

Tianjin Teda of China midfielder, John Mikel Obi has disclosed that news of his father’s kidnap affected him during the Super Eagles’ match against Argentina, which the Nigerian team eventually lost 2-1.

Mikel said he heard about his father’s kidnap on the eve of Nigeria’s crucial last group match at Russia 2018 and, though he mustered courage to line out as captain of the side, the former Chelsea star says he was not himself throughout the game in Saint-Petersburg.
Though Mikel was silent on whether he actually paid N10m to affect his father’s release from the den of abductors, the Nigerian captain
Mikel remarked: “Following various speculators about recent occurrence with my father. I can confirm I had to suppress emotional trauma to lead Nigeria out against Argentina last Tuesday 26th June in Saint Petersburg.
“Four hours before kick-off, I received a call from Nigeria that my father Pa Michael Obi had been kidnapped for the second time.
“He was on his way to a funeral in south eastern Nigeria from Jos when he was abducted along the Makurdi-Enugu expressway.
“I could not even inform the coaches or NFF staff, and only a very tight circle of members my friends knew
“I was told that they would shoot my dad instantly if I reported to the authorities or told anybody.
“And I did not want to discuss it with the coach because I did not want my issue to become a distraction to the coach or the rest of the team on the day of such an important game.
“So as much as I wanted to discuss it with the coach, I could not do it. I was emotionally distraught but had to make a decision about whether I was mentally ready to play the game.
“I was confused. I did not know what to do, but in the end I knew that I could not let 180 million Nigerians down, I had to shut it out of my head and go and represent my country first.
“Thankfully he is now safely released less than seven hours ago. I thank the police authorities for their rescue efforts and support from friends and family members.”
Source: footballlive.ng

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

10 Things You Should Know about Social Media

By Femi Akinpelu Joseph

The social media, which includes ( Facebook, Twitter, BBM, Whatsapp, Instagram, Google+, etc), has no doubt become the most vibrant and fastest platform for communication in modern times.

Individual, groups, corporate companies and even business organizations, all have adopted the social media as a veritable tool, in selling their image, products and services.
However, there are important things that people should know about the use of the social media as highlighted below:
1. It’s not for idle interaction, it’s rather a learning tool.
The social media should not be used for non profitable and lazy conversations, as it is usually the practice with many users (especially the youth bracket), rather it should be seen and used as a medium to learn and gain more knowledge and get vital information.
2. Offers opportunity to be a global citizen
With the use of the social media, every user has got the opportunity to reach other people in all parts of the world, just in a click. You can share and also receive information on latest developments globally, and again make your inputs suggest the ways forward on different burning issues rocking the world society, because the world, as is it said has become a “global village”. By so doing, you have made yourself an active citizen of the globe.
3. It is a work tool
The social media, again, serves as a very important work tool for people of all professions. You can easily reach out to more number of clients or customers at a time, through the social media platforms. By this doing disseminating important information about one’s business is more enhanced. It also encourages quick feedbacks, which in turn enables fast decision making and necessary changes for effective service delivery.
4. Be careful what you share on Social Media
You should be careful that you don’t do over-sharing and watch the contents of what you share on-line because you can be googled. Your name could be researched for, and everything that you have posted and shared on-line will come out. Your image will definitely be at stake, as the negative things that you have shared may give a wrong view or impression about your personality.
5. Spend quality time on-line (determine what you are going to do)
As a social media user, you need to set out goals on what to do every time that you go on-line. You should spend doing quality work and not just see everything you find available on-line necessary for you to engage in. Do what you have to do and save your time to doing other profitable things. As it is said, “time is money”, so don’t spend your time dwelling on things that will not add much to you.
6. Your on-line preference should be things that matter to you
You need to know from the on-set the things that will add value to you, and enhance your life in the long run, and those are the things that should be your preference. Don’t engage yourself in every social media activity just because other people are there. Have a scale for the things you are looking for and know the ones you ignore, as this will help you to focus on only things (contents) that are useful to you.
7. You don’t need to be on all social media
It is actually not a must to be on all social media platform. You, as an individual person needs to choose the ones (social media platform) that will be most useful and convenient for you. If possible, delete some of those accounts (in case you are on all social media). This will help you to avoid unnecessary distractions.
8. There are many fraudsters on-line; you need to be careful about the kind of response to others.
You may need to know that fraudsters have also devised easier ways of carrying out their dubious activities, through the social media. They send fraudulent messages to people at random, and at different times. These fraudsters really do take advantage of careless and unsuspecting users, who reply them without taking their time to make enquiries and find out whom really they are chatting with, before striking a business deal with them. Many people, as a result, have ended up as victims. So once you are not sure about the identity of the person who has sent you a message, don’t reply!
9. The username you use on social media is very important
Know that the name you use on the social media is as good as the opportunities and offers that will come your ways. It also makes it easier for people searching for you to easily locate you when you use your real name. Again, you tend to be taken more serious by an intending business partner or prospective employer when they find out your on-line name to be the same as your real name. Just imagine how such people will feel if, for example your name is John Kola, and your facebook name is Jk- boy; you will not be taken seriously. By this point serious opportunities may be forfeited.
10. Don’t abuse the use of social media
It becomes an abuse of the social media if you just decide to share anything that comes your way, and comes to your mind (whether legal or not legal), without considering the moral value and effect of what you have shared.
For example, sharing of obscene pictures on –line, posting derogatory words or statements about people (especially popular people), and sharing unconfirmed rumours or news about individual or group of persons, or even organizations. All these are abusive ways of the social media use, and it could have a detrimental consequence on your personality.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Adeleke University Students' Leader Meets Sowore, Discusses Future of Nigeria, Beginning With His Institution

The President of Adeleke University Students Association (AUSA) Oluwatomiwa Fadeyi has over the last weekend, met with the famous Moyele Sowore, Presidential aspirant in the 2019 general elections, renowned activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters. 

In the privileged meeting which held on May 26, 2018 at the NUT Plaza, Ogbomosho, in Oyo State - Nigeria, Fadeyi buttressed that indeed Nigeria needs hands that can take the nation to the promise land. He told the Presidential aspirant that he is very confident that the youths are absolutely ready to take their future into their own hands, as they seek a completely new phase in 2019.

Fadeyi (right), while addressing the 2019 presidential Candidate, Omoyele Sowore
Sowore, while responding stated that “if sustainable development is what we seek then it is indeed time to elect young, vibrant and capable hands”. The Sahara Reporters publisher also added that he is most inspired to Take It Back for the future generations, including students of various universities across the country. The Presidential hopeful showed concerns for various vices which have invaded universities, including the menace of drugs, cyber crimes, cultism and so on, which he traced to the issue of incessant lengthy strikes and delays, which rendered these students jobless, and therefore vulnerable to these vices.

While presenting souvenirs of the University to the Mr. Sowore, the AUSA President added that Adeleke University is “a breed apart”, and is completely free of these vices.  Fadeyi added that both the Students’ Association and the University management have pledged to join hands together to prevent any of those vices from creeping into the school system, as there is zero tolerance for cultism, cyber-crimes, drug-abuse, and all others. 

Tomiwa Fadeyi presents Adeleke University's souvenirs to Sowore (left), at the event.

He said "Adeleke University is a complete brand of institution which makes her a beacon of light to all others." Tomiwa expressed optimism that the very next set of leaders on the Nigeria big stage will come from Adeleke University.

At the closing of the meeting, Omoyele Sowore expressed his desire to visit Adeleke University in the nearest future, honouring the invitation stretched forward by the Students' Association President, to talk to the “breed apart” students of the faith-based institution.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Femi Otedola Gets Over 15,000 Followers On Instagram, Less Than 24 Hours Of Joining

Nigerian billionaire, Mr. Femi Otedola, has finally join the popular social media account, designed for photos and videos, Instagram.

The Chairman of Forte Oil, joined the social platform in the evening of Friday, 9th of February, 2018, and his first post, where he explained the reason he decided to sign on to the platform, has already attracted over 10, 500 likes and over 1,100 welcoming comments.

Otedola posted a picture of himself sitting on a sofa, with his legs crossed, captioned the post with the statement "To wad away fake accounts, I have started my own genuine Instagram". 

This account, however, has received a massive follower-ship just within 24 hours of registering it. As at the time of this publication, the account has a whopping 15.4 thousand followers, and following only 5 people. 

The five accounts Mr. Otedola is following are @davidoofficial, @forteoilng, @cuppymusic (his daughter, and popular Dj, Cuppy ), @shestolani and @jtofashion (which belongs to Temi Otedola).

One thing is for sure in Naija, and that is, Money speaks!

Welcome Mr Otedola to the new generation platform, IG!