Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Sarkozy in police custody, questioned over Libya Funding probe

 France's ex-President, Nicolas Sarkozy, was questioned over allegations that he received millions in campaign funding from ex-Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Investigators questioned Sarkozy, who served as France's rightwing president from 2007 to 2012, on Tuesday morning at a police station in Nanterre in northwest Paris.
The questioning is part of a probe into whether or not Gaddafi and other Libyans helped to illegally finance Sarkozy's winning campaign in 2007.
Sarkozy, 63, has repeatedly denied the allegations, claiming there is a lack of credible evidence against him. He could be detained for up to 48 hours, after which he would have to appear in front of the judge who opened the investigation in 2013. The judge will then decide whether or not to call for a formal investigation against Sarkozy.
Tuesday's questioning marks the first time Sarkozy was questioned by police over the allegations, which the ex-French leader has described as "grotesque."
Investigators are looking into claims that Gaddafi's regime gave Sarkozy 50 million euros for his 2007 campaign -- more than double the allowed amount of legal campaign funding.
French media website, Mediapart, published a document in 2012 that appeared to show Libyan secret services promising to give Sarkozy's campaign the euros in question.
The former French president has already been ordered to stand trial in a separate matter concerning Sarkozy allegedly falsifying accounts to conceal his party spent about $20 million more than allowed in his 2012 re-election campaign.
Sarkozy denied that his party knew it was breaking campaign finance law during the campaign where he lost the presidency to Francois Hollande.

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Meet Billionaires' Kids with the Most Expensive Exotic Toy 'Cars' (Photos)

The children of prominent African entertainers and dignitaries parade some of the best and expensive toy cars in Nigeria just as their parents cruise the real deal.
These are some lovely toy cars used by the children of some African celebrities who are giving them a taste of the real life experience of a world of possibilities and glamour.
The truth is that most of the toy cars you see here are actually not cheap and a visit to a toy shop for kids would convince you.
Check out the pictures of the lovely kids and their wheels below:
Latifah Dangote, daughter of Tanzanian music star – Diamond Platnumz, cruises in her Bentley Continental GT Sport Convertible
Lord Maine, son of Fashionista, Toyin Lawani, demonstrates style with his taste for upscale cars
Cameron and Aliona Okoye taking a ride in their exotic rides with their famous dad, Peter Okoye (Mr. P).
Aragorn Fani-Kayode, son of Femi-Fanikyode, makes a classy statement with his classic automobile.
Oyirinnaya Ukpabia – daughter of actress, Ifunanya Igwe, goes for a ride in her “sporty” car
Jamil Balogun, son of songstress, Tiwa Savage, all swagged up in his G-Wagon.
Imade Adeleke, daughter of Davido, cruising in her jeep Wrangler
Madu, son of Record label CEO, Elvis Madu, shows off his exquisite BMW. Madu, just had to have a replica of daddy’s G-Wagon.

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Mr Ibu Reveals His Ugly Experience With His Ex Wife That Made Him Scared Of Women

Popular Nigerian actor John Okafor has reveled how he became scared of women after having an ugly experience with his ex wife.
John Okafor and his family

Nollywood actor, John Okafor, a.k.a Mr Ibu, does not pretend when it comes to the issue of marriage. And that’s why when his first marriage crashed, he stayed away from women for six years before he found love again. The comic actor and producer will tell anyone that cares to listen that he married the most beautiful woman in the world. Call her his ‘first class’ or ‘queen’, Mr. Ibu believes that his latest wife, Stella Maris Okafor, is compensation from God, after what he calls the ugly experience he had with his former wife. His story is inspiring… 

New wife

No One Will Be Compared To Me - Cristiano Ronaldo

 Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo believes 'no-one will be compared with him' as he praises his own talent and dedication.

Cristiano Ronaldo
While speaking in a new Nike advert, 5-time Ballon d'Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, declared that there is nobody in the world with his 'talent, dedication or work ethic' and insists no-one can be compared with him.
According to Dailymail Sports, the Real Madrid superstar believes he is No. 1 in plenty of categories as the debate over whether he or Lionel Messi is better.

'In the beginning I was dreaming to be best player in the world,' Ronaldo said.
'Friends of mine, they look at me like, "what are you talking about?" I played for fun, for a joke, but in my mind I think that potential started in Manchester, that's when I started to believe.
'I don't see many people with my talent, my dedication, my work, my ethic of football. No-one is going to be compared with me, no-one is going to be Cristiano Ronaldo. You're going to be yourself, I'm going to be myself.'

Ronaldo has scored 562 goals in 753 career matches, a remarkable return, and has more than one goal a game in his time at Real Madrid.
All that is missing from his trophy room is the World Cup, something which the Portgual legend will be hoping to put right in the summer.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Real Madrid To Play Juventus In UEFA Champions League Quarter-Finals...See Full UCL Draw

 The draw for the quarter-finals of this year's UEFA Champions League has been released by UEFA.

UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League quarter-finals draw has been released by UEFA on Friday.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

MTN Cameroon Debunks Rumours on Plans to Quit

The management of MTN Cameroon has issued a communiqué dismissing rumours that the mobile telecommunication company will close its activities in the country. It the communiqué, MTN hierarchy used the opportunity to reassured their customers and partners of their continued existence and that nothing will deter them from serving Cameroonians.
CEO Saim Yaksan said the company places great importance on the Cameroon operations and has no plans to exit the country.
« There have been media reports that MTN will be exiting certain markets, including Cameroon. The Management of MTN Cameroon hereby reassures its clients and partners that MTN continues to place great importance on its Cameroon operations and has no plans to exit the country, » MTN CEO Saim Yaksan said in a statement.
« Cameroon is and has always been an important country for MTN, » the CEO stressed.
Reports emerged in the media last week that the company is planning pulling out of some of its unprofitable markets including Cameroon which sparked anger and anxiety amongst its customers.
Local media reports said the Anglophone crisis could force the company to quit Cameroon while local blogs in South Africa said a $6.6 million fine received by the company from Cameroon’s telecommunications regulator and a one-year reduction in its license term was one of the causes

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Cabinet Meeting: This is What President Biya Told Ministers

President Paul Biya has held a cabinet meeting with his new team appointed on March 2, 2018. This was surely the first time some of the newly appointed ministers were meeting with the head of state face-face. One of the top item during the cabinet meeting had to do with the government roadmap and the road to emergence. President Biya told cabinet ministers that “It is necessary to pursue the smooth implementation of the Programme concluded with the IMF. There is also an urgent need to finalize the implementation of major structuring projects, the Emergency Growth Acceleration Plan and the Special Youth Plan.
The operationalization of the Kribi Deep Sea Port and the second bridge over the Wouri augur well in that regard”.
He reiterated the fact that much remains to be done as far as community services such as water supply, electricity, health, road infrastructures…, are concerned.
Paul Biya also added that the creation of a ministry for decentralization and local development was to provide quick solution to the population’s recurring needs. “In the short term, I am expecting detailed proposals and a timeline for fast-tracking the on-going decentralization process”, he concluded.


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Friday, March 16, 2018

Lionel Messi Becomes Second Player To Ever Score 100 Champions League Goals

 Argentina forward, Lionel Messi has continued to shatter records in the football world with a myriad of good performances.

Barcelona magnificent star Lionel Messi celebrated the birth of his third child the only way he knows how, bagging two beautiful goals against Chelsea to reach his century of Champions League goals.
Reaching the milestone in 123 games, 14 games less than what it took his arch-rival, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi turned out to be just the second player to score 100 Champions League goals with a brace in Champions League round 16-second leg tie against Chelsea at Camp Nou on Wednesday.

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Climate Change: Sporadic Rain Destabilizes 2018 Planting Season, Famine Feared

Crop cultivation is an important activity in Donga Mantung and farmers rely mostly on maize farming to earn a living. But this activity depends highly on the rain. This year, farmers have witnessed a change in the rains that call for planting. For 10 days now, farmers have been waiting for the rains to come to no avail. The question as to whether the seeds are drought resistant abound high and it is feared. Donga Mantung Divisional Delegate for Agriculture and Rural Development, Ncham George says farmers should stop planting. “We have called on farmers to stop planting and to wait for the rains. At the level of my office we have not started the distribution of seeds”. To Ncham George, the rain that fell 10 days ago was not sufficient enough to generate heat that can enable crops to germinate. Yet, some farmers in their majority ignored the call from the delegate of Agriculture.
Mami Rebecca says she also planted maize seed because she saw that other women were planting as well.
Villagers have started looking at the present stalemate as the beginning of the end of the world. In just the past few days, the precarious situation has had diversified interpretations. It is widely said in villages that the gods are angry while another school of thought describes the scarcity of the rain as witchcraft. In some villages, the population is actually looking at the traditional rulers to pour libation calling on the gods to send the rain. But scientifically, the argument has proven not to hold water yet it is widely believed by almost all the villagers in Donga Mantung Division. 
Although atmospheric scientists increasingly believe that this is the impact of climate change, traditionalists on the other hand still think that the gods are angry and that the land has been curse by numerous sacrileges committed by man. Yet they haven't yet figured out precisely what's behind them the present stalemate. It is common occurrence to see a traditional ruler pouring libation to call on the gods to bring back the rain or bring back a drying stream.
Framers in the Mbaw plain, Ndu, Tabenken and many other localities are said to have planted all their farms. In areas where the rains fell twice, the crops have shown signs of shooting up while majority of the localities have fried their seed materials in the soil. Shey Julius expresses fear that the present situation could lead to serious famine given that fufu-corn is the most consumed meal in Donga Mantung Division. “By next week, if we don’t have good rain, then we will know that the gods are really angry at us” says Pa Tobias. The most serious threat however is that much is being talked about climate change but no adaptive measures are put in place to benefit the rural masses.


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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Minister of Territorial Administration Gives NOWEFU Factions 10 Days to Put House in Order

Paul Atanga Nji

Paul Atanga Nji, the new Minister of Territorial Administration, has urged members if the fractionalized North West Fons’ Union, NOWEFU to stop washing royal garments in public and to exercise mutual-coexistence, harmony and peace. Minister Paul Atanga Nji first spoke to the Fons in Yaounde, on Monday, March 5, 2018, during his commissioning ceremony.
Addressing the Fons on the sideline of his installation, Minister Paul Atanga Nji gave the custodians of the culture and tradition of the North West people 10days to put their house in order, while he will meet with them to settle the problem once and for all.
It was based on the Minister’s instructions that one of the factions led by its President General, Fon Barnabas Shey Mbunwe, met in Baba I on Tuesday, March 12, 2018, to discuss on the possibilities of burying the hatchet with the other faction led by its own President General, Ibrahim Japbuh Nfor with Senator Fon Teche, President of the NOWEFU General Assembly. A newly created position that sparked controversy among members to the point that NOWEFU has two presidents, making the unions members of a moribund association. 
Prospects are high the NOWEFU, Minister Paul Atanga Nji could rescue the onetime enviable association from the doldrums.

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