John legend and wife Chrissy Teigen a share kiss at Basketball game (photos)


Singer John Legend and his beautiful wife Chrissy Teigen were spotted sharing a sweet moment courtside at the Los Angeles Lakers game.

The model and author, 34, and the musician, 41, were photographed kissing and chatting as they sat on the front row at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.
 
Legend could be seen wearing a pinkish top and denim jeans while Teigen wore a lemon like top as they enjoyed the tow top Basketball teams clash.

More photos below.



Coronavirus: Italy suspends sporting activity at all levels until April


Italy's Olympic Committee has suspended all sporting events including football as the COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the country.

The Olympic Committee, known as CONI, made its announcement just before a football match between Italian teams Sassuolo and Brescia began. But Champions League and Europa League games will continue to take place in Italy as CONI don't have the right to cancel international games.

The committee, which oversees all sporting events in the country, said in the statement that the suspension will last until April 3 and that it would request a government decree to impose its decision.

The announcement comes after Italy's sports minister ordered Serie A for games to be played without fans over the weekend.

"The world of football feels immune to rules and sacrifices," Vincenzo Spadafora said, calling the decision to play on "irresponsible."

On Sunday, Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte issued a decree restricting the movement of 16 million people in the country including the Lombardy region and at least 14 provinces in neighboring regions. Milan, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, and Venice are also affected.

Italy has the third-highest number of coronavirus cases, behind China and South Korea.

Coachella reportedly postponed until October after authorities in the area confirm three new cases of coronavirus


One of the world's biggest music festivals, the Coachella festival, scheduled to take place next month, has reportedly been postponed to October in light of the coronavirus outbreak.


 According to the Riverside County Department of Public Health, there are three new cases of coronavirus already confirmed in the Coachella Valley region and according to a report by Entertainment Tonight, the festival has been postponed by a further six months as fears of the virsu spreading around the US increases daily.
An online petition asking organizers to cancel the event has already gathered 16,000 signatures as at Monday.


''As a highly inclusive community, we are responsible to protect each and every community member, which include the ones who are elderly, fragile, or the ones who suffers from chronic diseases, cancer, immune system diseases and other form of disabilities,' wrote Stella Young, the woman behind the petition.



'The lives of these people should not be downplayed and we shouldn't risk their lives since they have a higher chance catching COVID-19 and develop critical situations that need to be hospitalized,' Young wrote.

Coachella draws about 250,000 people over two weekends and this year's event is to be headlined by  Rage Against The Machine, Frank Ocean and Travis Scott.
 

Gov Okowa extols Obi of Owa at 82


Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Chairman of Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers and Obi of Owa Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Obi (Dr) Emmanuel Efeizomor, as he clocks 82 on March 10.

Felicitating with the foremost traditional ruler, he described him as “a symbol of peace, stability, unity and development" of his people of Owa Kingdom and Deltans in general.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor eulogised the renowned traditional ruler, saying he was an exemplary man of peace and extreme humility.

According to him, Obi Efeizomor remains not only a shining light and custodian of the culture of the Owa people, but also a revered monarch whose wise counsel to governments at the state and federal levels over the decades, remain invaluable and enduring.

Okowa urged the monarch not to waver in his belief in the peace and unity of his fatherland, but to do all within his power to ensure that his domain continued to be a model of peace to other kingdoms.

"Your majesty, you have remained a symbol of humility and contributing immensely toward the attainment of Stronger Delta by our administration.

"Under your reign, the Owa kingdom has produced a Senator, Deputy Governor and a Governor and all of these has brought incredible infrastructural transformation and continuous peace to the kingdom.

"I urge you to remain committed to the unity of our fatherland, and continue to do all within your power to ensure that your domain continues to enjoy limitless peace.

“As Chairman of Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers, you have continued to play active roles in our Stronger Delta vision and we are grateful for your kind support always.

“As a peace builder, you have done your best to positively impact on the development of your kingdom and the state; your humility and friendliness have made you a beacon of everything Godly, cherished by all who meet you," he said.

The governor added that "as a government, we appreciate your good counsel at all times and all you and your colleagues are doing at the grassroots to make governance easier in the state.

“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, therefore, I congratulate you, Your Royal Majesty, Dr Emmanuel Efeizomor, OON, Obi of Owa Kingdom, on the occasion of your 82nd birth anniversary.”

He prayed that Almighty God will endow the monarch with longer life and wisdom to enable him continue to serve his kingdom, God and humanity.

I have no intentions taking over from Buhari in 2023 - Governor Fayemi


Governor Kayode Fayemi has reacted to claims of plotting to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Fayemi who is expected to complete his second term as the governor in 2023, stated that report is totally untrue. The Ekiti State Governor denied working tirelessly towards building structures to bring to reality his “rumoured presidential ambition in 2023”.

A statement released by his spokesperson, Segun Dipe reads;

“Fayemi is a sitting governor and he chairs the Nigeria Governors’ Forum. He enjoys these roles and he is playing them to the best of his ability.
“His objective is that of engaging in processes such as negotiation, mediation, conciliation, and arbitration in order to move a seemingly violent conflict into non-violent dialogue, where differences are settled through conflict transformation processes or through the work of representative political institutions.
“He is interested in what is happening in every part of the country and, like he himself once stated, anything that affects the peace of any state governed by a member of the NGF would surely affect the solidarity of the forum.
“People like Fayemi bring people together. You find them in all kinds of places and in all kinds of circumstances. They are very lovable people who wish the very best for other people. Despite that his action as a peacemaker and reconciliator means a lot to other people, the governor is a modest person and he is focused on other people’s happiness.
“As a bridge builder, Fayemi is never pushy; he just wants everyone around him to find peace and achieve happiness. The governor no doubt knows a lot of people and doesn’t fail to bring everybody together; he listens carefully and is sincerely interested in how everyone is doing.
“Like any other bridge-builder in the world, Fayemi likes to help to connect people, he is quick at recognising what someone else needs and his mind starts searching for ways to help the other person move ahead.”

Ex-footballer, Jermaine Pennant splits from wife Alice Goodwin days after she had vaginal rejuvenation to boost her sex life with him

Former England footballer, Jermaine Pennant has split from his wife Alice Goodwin after nine years together.

The split comes days after the Glamour model revealed she recently had a vaginal rejuvenation to boost her body confidence and love life with him.

 
Confirming their split on her Instagram stories on Friday, Alice stated that they both 'couldn't make it work'.

In a lengthy statement, the 34-year-old model wrote: ‘Hi guys, before any speculation starts I’d like to let people know that Jermaine and I are no longer in a relationship. We have spent 9 years together with ups and downs but ultimately we couldn’t make it work.

I will always care for Jermaine and wish him the best but at this point all avenues have been explored to make the marriage work and sometimes things just aren't meant to be.’

She concluded: ‘There is no drama, scandal animosity or bitterness just two people who's journey has come to an end together. We have made this decision mutually and we are both looking forward to what the next chapter has in store.’

Ex-footballer, Jermaine Pennant splits from wife Alice Goodwin days after she had vaginal rejuvenation to boost her sex life with him

Jermaine, 37, who played for Liverpool and Arsenal also shared his own statement on Instagram stories.

He said: ‘After 9 years together and nearly 6 years married, Alice and I have decided to separate.

‘I will always love Alice, but we’ve decided to head our separate ways. There is no drama, and we will always remain close friends.’

Ex-footballer, Jermaine Pennant splits from wife Alice Goodwin days after she had vaginal rejuvenation to boost her sex life with him

Alice and Jermaine tied the knot at a lavish ceremony in Cheshire in 2014 after dating each other for three years.

Ex-footballer, Jermaine Pennant splits from wife Alice Goodwin days after she had vaginal rejuvenation to boost her sex life with him

It's unclear what led to their split, but two-years ago Jermaine flirted with model Chloe Ayling while staring in Celebrity Big Brother. The former footballer who didn't tell Chloe that he was married was seen kissing Chloe on the thigh during a game of spin the bottle.


2019: PDP Has Been Hit And It Is Not A Preety Sight, Niger Deltans Make A Ground Breaking Decision Ahead Of 2019 Election


Militants of the oil rich region of Niger Delta on Wednesday endorsed the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Announcing this position at a workshop in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, the militants and ex-militants said their decision was based on the belief that the interest of the region would be well served under Buhari.

“The Niger Delta is the most important region of Nigeria and also produces over 2 million barrels of oil daily which is the economic bedrock of the country which therefore makes peace a pre-requisite for that sustainable development of the Niger Delta and Nigeria as a whole,” they said in a statement issued after the meeting.

“Participants agreed and that the overall interest of the Niger Delta should be the guarding principle of all political considerations in the run-up to the 2019 presidential elections.

“Participants observed that since politics is a game of interest, and having realised that the interest of the Niger Delta would be better served by the incumbent president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.
“Participants also considered other presidential candidates in the 2019 presidential elections and unanimously endorsed Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16, presidential elections and urged all leaders and ex-agitators to vote en-mass for him.

“Participants also agreed and resolved to pursue peace during and after the elections and also assist all relevant security agencies to achieve and maintain peace in the region,” the militant said.
The militant went further to nominate Ebikabowei Ben, a militant leader better known as Boyloaf, as the person who will engage directly with Buhari after the elections to pursing the collective interest of all ex-agitators and the Niger Delta as a whole.
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2019: Britain Speaks, Makes Stern Warning Ahead Of 2019 Election, Inform Nigerians On The Grave Consequences Of………


The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms Catriona Laing, has warned that Nigerian politicians who incite or execute violence during Saturday’s elections would be banned from visa issuance and assets in the UK seized.

Laing gave the warning at a press briefing on Wednesday in Abuja to unveil the Election Situation Room of the Civil Society Situation Room set up by a coalition of civil society organizations to monitor the polls in Abuja.

She reminded political parties that apart from their assets being seized in the UK, they could experience a worst case scenario of prosecution.

“We will apply this absolutely across board, not directed to any particular party; so, we are monitoring and looking out for hate speech.

“We are concerned about the Peoples Democratic Party rally which has hate speech a lot and we will like to call that kind of thing out.

“Our two worries are on security, not just on the role the Police will play to ensure peace, but about the role individuals play by getting angry or militias being paid to disrupt elections.

“Then, another worry is fake news, that is why we rely on CSOs and we will work with them to get information,’’she said

UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, thanked the CSOs for the launch of the situation room, describing it as a good work toward the elections.

Ibn Chambas said that it showed that the groups were prepared for the elections and ready to monitor the voting process, thus helping UN with ideas on the process in the country.

The American Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, said that the special thing with the room was not just about what CSOs would say and do, but also about what every Nigerian would say and do.

“The time has come for the outside world that cares so much about Nigeria to listen to the people of Nigeria and to see what each of them do and then forward the results to lift Nigeria up,’’ Symington said.

Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, said that the work of CSOs over the last years gave hope that continued consolidation of democracy clamoured for internally could happen.

Country Director of Open Society for West Africa, Mr. Jude Illoh, said that though there were a lot of apprehension about the election, Nigeria would overcome it.

Illoh said that Nigeria’s democracy had experienced good progress.


Obasanjo Commissions Multi Million Naira Dualised Old Lagos Asaba Road, Agbor Under Governor Okowa


Former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo today commissioned Multi Million Naira Dualised Old Lagos Asaba Road, Agbor by Delta State Governor Sen Ifeanyi Okowa








Pomp and Pageantry, As Obasanjo Commissions Stephen Keshi Stadium


AMIDST pomp and pageantry, former President Olusegun Obsasanjo today (19/11/18), commissioned the 23, 000 capacity Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

The former President who had earlier commissioned the dualised old Lagos/Asaba road, from Emuhu junction to Agbor-Obi junction, the dualised Owei-Ekei/Owa-Alero road, from old Lagos/Asaba road to Owa-Alero round about before moving to Asaba to commission the Stephen Keshi Stadium, observed that with the stadium, Delta State will continue with its winning streaks in sporting activities.

Apparently excited with the quality of projects seen, the former President danced to the admiration of large spectators including the Asaba traditional council of chiefs who turned out for the commissioning exercise.

While commending Governor Okowa for constructing such an edifice, the former President stated that the stadium would also, provide avenue for people to exercise, stating, “whoever you are, whatever age you are, you must exercise, you must be fit.”

He observed that the stadium would boost the economy of the state and urged Governor Okowa to add hostel facilities in the stadium for people to live in the stadium and have opportunities of training round the clock to enable them become future world champions.

“We must catch them young, we have the facilities, we have to recruit those who will win, train them from young age,” he said, adding, “build a hostel where you will put people that you will train day and night and they will be going to school from the stadium and in whatever sports, Delta State will be the best.”

“I was here to perform the ground breaking ceremony of the stadium, I am here to commission it and I will be here again to see the hostel,” he stated, asserting, “Governor Okowa is not just a Road Master, he is also a Stadium Master, and because of the work he has done, he is also the Bulldozer.”

Chief Obasanjo thanked the governor for giving him the opportunity to come to the state and commission projects.

Governor Okowa had thanked the former President for commissioning projects in the state, attributing the success stories of his administration to the handiwork of God.

“Beyond entertainment and sports tourism, we must try and grow the local economy and this stadium is one of the ways of growing the local economy, for every sporting activities that take place in the stadium, a lot of socio-economic activities are witnessed,” he said, adding, “the fact that the Super Eagles trained here, an international flight took off from Asaba to Johannesburg, by the grace of God, we will work with private concessional to make Asaba airport truly international airport to grow our economy.”

The Asagba of Asaba, Prof. Chike Edozien, represented at the occasion by the Iyase of Asaba, Chief Patrick Onyeobi thanked Governor Okowa for his interest in the development of Asaba and other parts of the state, observing that since the coming of the governor, Asaba is wearing a status befitting a capital of an oil producing state.

High point of the exercise was the taking of the kick-off for finals of the Zenith Bank/Delta State Principals Cup between Niger Mixed Secondary School and West End Mixed Secondary School played at the Stephen Keshi Stadium by former President Obasanjo.



Delta Governor promises Eagles N9.1million-per goal against South Africa


Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa have promised Nigeria’s Super Eagles N9.1million ($25,000) for each goal they score against South Africa in the return leg of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the FNB Stadium in Asaba.

The Governor made this known while addressing Super Eagles players at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Tuesday.

 
Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa made the pledge when he visited the team on Tuesday after training at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba. 22 players trained today with Bordeaux of France player, Samuel Kalu still expected.

The governor follows in the footsteps of Akwa Ibom , Udom Emmanuel who gave the team $10,000- for each goal they scored throughout their matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

 
The Eagles top Group E with nine points from four matches, a point ahead of South Africa who are second. They now need only a point to qualify for the tournament next year. Libya and Seychelles are the other teams in the group.

Baby born with an abnormal bulge that is pushing her BRAIN out of her skull



A Pakistani baby girl who was born with an abnormal bulge on the top of her head is desperately waiting for life-changing surgery.
Anila Ali, from Dokri in the Sindh province of Pakistan, was born with an unusually large, soft head, which doctors diagnosed as a severe form of craniosynostosis.
This is thought to be causing pressure to build inside the three-month-old’s head, which is forcing her brain to spread outside of her skull.
Medics are baffled as to how to treat the newborn, who also suffers from a severe form of spina bifida, which they claim has caused a tumour to develop on her back.
Anila’s 19-year-old mother Naushaba, said: ‘I was happy when I gave birth to Anila, my first child, three months ago in a private clinic.  But, I got afraid when I first saw her head.
‘Her head was not developed properly and doctors told us to take her to the children hospital in Larkana. Her head was so soft that doctors told us that even a small injury on her head can do her a lot of damage.’
Naushaba and her husband Amad Ali, 21, took Anila to Larkana where doctors then advised them to take her to Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre in Karachi.
Unable to afford to make the 270-mile (430km) journey, the couple’s friends and family gave them £800 to cover the cost of their travel and stay in Karachi.
Amad, who earns just £4 a day as a daily wage labourer, said: ‘We took a lot of loans to arrange a visit and stay in Karachi.  I wish our daughter gets the right treatment here.’

Obasanjo, IBB, Buhari To Grace Jonathan’s Autobiography Launch


President Muhammadu Buhari and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo are among the dignitaries expected at the launch of “My Transition Hours”, the autobiography of immiediate past President Goodluck Jonathan.

The event is billed to hold at the prestigious Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, on November 20.

While Buhari is the special guest of honour, Obasanjo is the occasion’s chairman.



The presidents of Kenya, Guinea, Togo, Niger, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Gambia, Mali and Ivory Coast are also expected at the occasion.

Former President Dramani Mahama of Ghana; Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Babangida, and Abdulsalami Abubakar, former military heads of states, are among the expected guests.

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Namadi Sambo, Jonathan’s deputy between 2011 and 2015, will also grace the occasion.



Theophilus Danjuma, former minister of defence, is the chief book presenter, while Salihu Alfa-Belgore, former chief justice of the federation, will review the book.

A sample of the invitation letter signed by Bashir Yuguda, a former minister, who is chairman of the book presentation committee, said My Transition Hours “gives some insight into the 2015 presidential election and also reflects on some key decisions by the former president while in office.”

Two match ban for AC Milan forward Higuain


Argentine striker, Gonzalo Higuain has been given a two game ban and a warning after his sending off in AC Milan’s defeat to Juventus.
The striker was booked by referee Paolo Mazzoleni late in the second half, which prompted a furious reaction.
He shouted in the official’s face, resulting in a second yellow, and had to be dragged away by teammates and former Juve teammates.
That could have resulted in a long ban, but both he and Bianconeri striker Cristiano Ronaldo made it clear he hadn’t said anything insulting to Mazzoleni.
Video replays appeared to show him screaming “you always whistle at me!”, indicating he was sent off for the severity of his reaction, rather than what he actually said.
Today the Lega Serie A has released its disciplinary report, with Higuain given a two game ban and a warning.
It was found Pipita had reacted in “an uncontrolled and threatening way” while “blatantly reiterating his protests” as he refused to leave the pitch.
That means he’ll be suspended for the Lazio and Parma games after the international break, but available thereafter.
Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic has also been given a one game ban for his two bookings against Atalanta.
Karol Linetty of Sampdoria and Tomas Rincon both picked up their fifth booking of the season and will miss Week 13.
Empoli Coach Giuseppe Iachini has been given a one match ban for a “blasphemous expression” which was picked up by the fourth official.