31, May 2022
Bianca tattoos late husband, Riky Rick on her hand (Video)

Bianca Naidoo tattoos the face of her late husband, Riky Rick on her hand.

The video revealing the tattoo has gone viral as it garnered the attention of netizens.

While people adored the beautiful gesture, a few others questioned if she isn’t going to be with another man.

Reactions be like:

”Aibo she’s too young wat if she will marry someone els in 5 years time from now.”

”So she won’t be having a boyfriend anymore.”

”I hope the next man she dates is matured enough to understand that Ricky was her soul mate and will always be part of her life”

However, Bianca hints at not re-marrying as she retains a ring emoji and eternity sign beside Riky’s name on her Instagram bio.

Watch the video of the new tattoo below:

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31, May 2022
Monkeypox: FG Suspends Importation Of Wild Animals, Sales Of Bush Meat

In bid to stop the spread of Monkeypox, the Federal Government has suspended importation of wild animals and warned hunters and sellers of bush meat to relax operation.

The government also cautioned operators of zoos, parks, conservation and recreational centres keeping non-human primates to adhere strictly with biosecurity protocols aimed at preventing their contacts with humans.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammad Abubakar, in a statement, yesterday, directed veterinary epidemiology officers, field surveillance agents and to step up surveillance activities aimed at picking any possible case of Monkey Pox in animals.

He added that the Department of Veterinary and Pest Control Services now partners with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other stakeholders in the One Health Team to bring the situation under control.

He said: “Following the recent confirmation of Monkey Pox (MP) resurgence in Nigeria on the 29th of May, 2022 involving 21 persons by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), where it was said to have led to the death of one person with co-morbidity.

“The Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (FMARD) through the Department of Veterinary & Pest Control Services is actively collaborating with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other stakeholders in the One Health Team to ensure the situation is contained and brought under control.

“In view of the above, The FMARD is hereby giving the following advice:

“People must avoid contact with persons suspected to be infected with Monkey Pox at home and at work places.

“Hunters and dealers of “Bush meat” must desist from the practice forthwith to prevent any possibility of “SPILLOVER” of the pathogen in Nigeria.

“Transport of wild animals and their products within and across the borders should be suspended/restricted.

“Silos, stores and other agricultural storage facilities must institute active rodent control measures to prevent contacts and possible contamination of Monkey Pox Virus with foodstuff.

“All operators of Zoos, Parks, Conservation and Recreational centers keeping non-human primates in their domains must ensure strict compliance with their biosecurity protocols aimed at preventing their contacts with humans.

“All Veterinary Clinics, Veterinary Teaching Hospitals and other Veterinary Health Institutions across the country must ensure vigilance so as to be able to pick possible signs and symptoms of Monkey Pox in non-human primate (NHP) patients.

“We must also ensure regular hand washing using strong disinfectant anytime we handle NHP and rodents in our various locations.

“We must also discourage the act of consumption, trade and keeping of NHP as well as rodents as pets in our homes.

“The general public are hereby advised to report any pox-like lesions seen on humans or animals to the nearest human or veterinary clinics respectively.

“Lastly, Veterinary epidemiology officers, field surveillance agents and veterinarians should step up their surveillance activities aimed at picking any possible case of Monkey Pox in animals.”

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31, May 2022
Balogun Ruled Out Of Ecuador friendly, To Join Super Eagles For AFCON Qualifiers

Rangers defender Leon Balogun will play no part in Nigeria’s international friendly against La Tri of Ecuador on Thursday, Completesports reports.

Balogun, 33, missed Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to Mexico on Sunday due to a minor calf injury.

Balogun copped the injury in Rangers’ Scottish Cup final win against Hearts.

The centre-back was expected to link up with his teammates in New Jersey, United States of America after recovering from the injury.

Completesports however scooped that the former Wigan Athletic player will now join the team in Abuja this weekend for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Leone Stars of Sierra and Les Dodos of Mauritius.

In Balogun’s absence, West Bromwich Albion defender Semi Ajayi is expected to pair vice-captain , William Troost-Ekong in central defence.

The Super Eagles will keep a date with La Tri at the Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey on Thursday night (Saturday morning in Nigeria).

The players and their officials are expected in the country this weekend where they will shift attention to the AFCON 2023 qualifiers.

The West Africans will host Sierra Leone in their first match in the qualifiers at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja on Thursday, June 9.

Jose Peseiro’s charges will travel to St. Pierre four days later for their matchday two clash against Mauritius.

31, May 2022
OFFICIAL: Perisic Joins Tottenham Hotspur On Free Transfer

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Croatian winger Ivan Perisic on a free transfer.

Spurs confirmed the signing in a statement on their website on Tuesday.

Perisic, 33,who can play as a wing-back and a forward, has signed a two-year contract to become one of Antonio Conte’s first signings of the summer window.

Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta admits he was keen to keep Perisic this summer, but was unable to convince him to extend his stay in Milan.

The statement read: “We are delighted to announce the transfer of Ivan Perisic.

“The vastly experienced Croatia international will join the Club on 1 July following the expiration of his contract at Internazionale and has agreed a deal that will run until 2024.

“A player with multiple winners’ medals under his belt, Perisic began his career in the youth academies of Hajduk Split and Sochaux before a short loan spell at KSV Roeselare in Belgium.

“In 2009, he joined Club Brugge where, in only his second season, he was the league’s top scorer and was named Belgium’s Footballer of the Year.

“A move to Germany followed in 2011 with Ivan winning the Bundesliga and German Cup (DFB-Pokal) in his first season at Borussia Dortmund, before adding a second DFB-Pokal and the DFL-Supercup following a move to VfL Wolfsburg in 2013.

“Two-and-a-half years later, Perisic signed for Inter, starting games and scoring regularly for the Italian club until he returned to Germany with a season-long loan at Bayern Munich in 2019/20, where he became a UEFA Champions League winner as well as lifting a second Bundesliga and third DFB-Pokal title of his career as part of Bayern’s treble-winning side.

“He returned to Inter ahead of the following season where he played under Antonio Conte, showing his versatility by performing as a wing-back as well as a forward as the Nerazzurri won the Serie A title.

“He continued his fine form into the 2021/22 season, registering 10 goals and nine assists in all competitions on the way to winning the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana. He also scooped Serie A’s Goal of the Month award for his strike against Bologna in April, with Inter finishing as runners-up in the final domestic standings.

“At international level, Perisic has made 113 appearances for his country to date, scoring 32 goals. An ever-present for his national team, he played a key role in Croatia’s route to the World Cup final in Russia in 2018 – the first in the country’s history. He scored in the final, but his side finished as runners-up to Hugo Lloris’ France.”

31, May 2022
Super Eagles Itinerary Ahead Ecuador Friendly

The Super Eagles will have their final training session on Wednesday 6:30pm local time (11:30pm Nigerian time), inside the Red Bull Arena ahead of their international friendly game against Ecuador.

This was disclosed by the Super Eagles media officer Babafemi Raji.

According to Raji, before the team’s final training session which will be open to the media in the first 20 minutes, Peseiro will have a press conference at 6pm (11pm Nigerian time).

Ecuador head coach Gustavo Alfaro will talk to the media at 9:30pm and have his team’s final training session also inside the Red Bull Arena at 10pm. Also the first 20 minutes will be open to the media.

The game between the Super Eagles and Ecuador will kickoff on Friday, June 3 at 1:30am (early hours in Nigeria).

After the game, both coaches and selected players from the two teams will take part in the post-match press conference.

The Eagles lost 2-1 to Mexico in their first friendly with Cyriel Dessers opening his international goal account.

Meanwhile, the Super Eagles have been boosted by the arrival of Watford forward Emmanuel Dennis.

However, Rangers defender Leon Balogun has been ruled out of the game against Ecuador due to a calf injury.

Balogun was expected to link up with his teammates in New Jersey after recovering from the injury.

Completesports scooped that the Scottish Cup winner will now join the team in Abuja this weekend for the 2023 AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone and Mauritius.

31, May 2022
NFF Celebrates Super Sand Eagles Star, Azeez At 28

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has extended their birthday messages to Nigerian beach soccer star, Abu Azeez as he clocked 28 today.

Born on May 31, 1994, Azeez, debuted for the Super Sand Eagles at the 2009 Beach Soccer World Cup in Dubai and has become an integral part of the team.

However, NFF via their official Twitter handle, wished him a happy birthday.

“Happy birthday Sand Eagles star @iamzeezaga,” they Tweeted.

The Nigerian international has netted 129 goals in 79 games for the Super Sand Eagles and he is the only player to score 100 goals or more for the team.

31, May 2022
4 career mistakes to avoid in your 30s

Worklife patterns have changed a lot over the decades.

There was a time when there was no work after 5 pm but today it is 24 by 7.

In the midst of this rat race where we all are struggling to keep up with our lifestyles, there are some key mistakes that we make while struggling to shape our careers especially when we enter our 30s.

Here are 4 such career mistakes that you must avoid in your 30s, which may help you find a mid-path..

1. You have no financial back up for future

High end shopping is great but it is important that you have a financial backup as well by the time you are in your 30’s. No matter how much your salary has increased, keep that extra money in the savings. Invest it because bills won’t get cheaper.

2. Over working and neglecting relationships

To earn money, we work hard but if you have been overworking and neglecting your personal relationships right now, then You will lose all contacts by the time you are “well settled”. Microsoft product designer Michael Dorian Bach, who is now in his late 30s, told a magazine that you should not just work! “Make memories. The older you get, the harder it is to make meaningful relationships. Foster those while you’re young.”

3. You want to be completely “ready” to start a family

No one is born with parenting skills, it is all a learning experience. Regardless of the family structure, 30s is the right time to decide whether you want to have kids or not. Many parents in their 40s realise that the fear of not being ready to have kids is unfounded because no one is ever ready enough or be prepared adequately for the first time. Just make sure one of you is working though.

4. You have stopped having fun

The money you earn is useless if you are not having fun right now. You may not be in your 20’s so the kind of fun you have in that age is different but that does not mean that you can’t enjoy in your 30’s. This is that time when you ought to balance work and pleasure. Go on dates, travel on weekends, watch your favourite movies, just plan it out so that you have some money going into the savings account and some for paying the bills.

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31, May 2022
5 surprising cosmetic surgeries people do

Nowadays, people use surgery to constantly improve themselves, but some surgeries people are surprising.

Here are five of them;

Some short people are looking for a way out of being short and going under the knife to appear taller.

Surgeries that involve bones are painful and take a long while to recover. If you were born with a birth defect, like bow legs and it affected how you walked, then limb lightening might be a good idea.

Dimples are dents on people’s faces when they smile. It gives people are lovely smile, but it is supposed to be a natural beauty mark. Interestingly, some people go under the knife for it.

If you have added just a little weight, you would start to notice friction in your thigh. It can be uncomfortable and some people go under the knife to reduce the fat between their legs.

Men’s balls or sacks can be a little wrinkly, and some men would love to have smoother balls, so they go for laser treatment scrotoplasty.

It is also called scrotal lift surgery. There are many downsides to it like it could affect a man’s ability to ejaculate, urinate and he has to go in every four weeks to have it straighen out again.

This prevents breasts from falling or sagging – they are like internal push-up bras. It involves inserting silicone cups under your breast tissue. The cups are kept in place by silk straps and anchored titanium screws in the rib cage.

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31, May 2022
2023: We Are Ahead – Osinbajo Boasts After Successful Screening By APC Presidential Panel

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been screened by the All Progressives Congress Presidential Screening Panel on Tuesday.

According to him, he is already ahead.

Osinbajo, who spoke with newsmen shortly after emerging from the screening, said the exercise was fruitful and

He said, “We were able to discuss several issues; issues of national and party concerns; and it went very well indeed; we had a very good chat.

“Of course, we are ahead of any party; way ahead, APC is ahead.

Apart from Osinbajo and former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, other aspirants are the Senate President Ahmad Lawan and former ministers Rotimi Amaechi, Ogbonnaya Onu, Godswill Akpabio, and Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba.

Serving governors who are also aspiring to be president are Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa).

Others are former Senate President Ken Nnamani, former House of Representatives Speaker, Dimeji Bankole, and serving senators Ibikunle Amosun, Ajayi Boroffice, and Rochas Okorocha.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in 2011, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Uju Ken-Ohanenye, Nicholas Felix, Ahmad Rufai Sani, Tein Jack-Rich, Ikeobasi Mokelu are also expected to face the party’s presidential screening panel.

Earlier, Buhari met behind closed doors with members of the Progressives Governors Forum at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.

However, Vice-President Osinbajo was absent from the meeting.

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31, May 2022
Leave My Wife Alone Please – 2face Begs People Criticizing His Wife Online

Nigerian musician, 2Face Idibia has begged on his wife’s behalf.

The star singer asked social media users to leave his wife, Annie Idibia alone.

This comes after reports emerged that she had unfollowed him.

Many people reacted saying that there might be trouble in their home.

Annie yesterday clarified that her not following her husband must be a glitch from Instagram.

In an Instagram post, 2Face pleaded on his wife’s behalf, urging people to leave her alone.

Watch video below:

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31, May 2022
Dollar is heading to N1k – Davido raises alarm

Nigerian singer Davido has expressed fear of the dollar exchanging for N1k soon.

In a tweet he shared, the singer averred that there is need for drastic action. He tweeted;

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31, May 2022
Reality TV star, Nina shares stunning photos to celebrate her 26th birthday

Reality TV star, Nina Ivy, is celebrating her 26th birthday today, May 31, and has released jaw-dropping photos to mark her new age.

The mother of one, who became famous after participating in the 2018 edition of Big Brother Naija, took to her Instagram page to share the photos.

She donned a stunning black figure-hugging dress with a crotch-high slit and wrote, “Happy birthday Nina, I am proud of you #chapter26.”

Her colleagues, fans and followers have sent in their well-wishes to celebrate her on her special day.

See the photos below;

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31, May 2022
Tinubu Vows Not To Step Down For Anyone

An anticipated bid by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to adopt the consensus arrangement in picking its presidential aspirant may turn out to be hard nut to crack for the governing party, as one its frontline presidential aspirants, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, insisted before the party’s presidential screening committee that he will never step down for any preferred candidate.

The APC national leader was among the twelve presidential aspirants screened yesterday by the party in camera.

The screening of the APC presidential aspirants which took place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, was shrouded in secrecy, away from curious journalists who were restricted to lobby at the reception of the five star hotel.

The twelve presidential aspirants screened yesterday include Tinubu; minister of Transportatation, Rotimi Amaechi; Jigawa State governor, Abubakar Badaru; former Senate president, Ken Nnamani; former minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba, former governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; fiery Lagos cleric and former vice presidential candidate to Muhammadu Buhari in 2011, Pastor Tunde Bakare.

Others are Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi; former Zamfara State governor, Ahmed Sani Yerima; Senator Ajayi Boroffice; the only female aspirant, Barr (Mrs) Uju Kennedy Ohnenye, and Pastor Nicholas Felix Nwagbo.

Tinubu who arrived at the screening venue at about 5:50pm had a difficult on his way to the screening room at Transcorp Hotel as a crowd fell over themselves to welcome him with cheers and songs of praises.

LEADERSHIP gathered reliably that sitting right before the committee, Tinubu told members of the presidential screening panel that he won’t agree to a consensus under any circumstance.

His stance was said to have put the former Lagos State Governor “at loggerheads with the whole panel.”

Other aspirants, apart from Tinubu and one of the presidential hopefuls, it was learnt, said they had no option than to bow to whims of the party in the spirit of party supremacy in the event where the party chooses to settle for a consensus presidential candidate.

“Only two others had reservations. But essentially everyone agreed that the interest of the party is sacrosanct. Tinubu outrightly disagreed. He said the only circumstance he would agree is if he emerges as the consensus candidate,” a source close to the screening panel told this paper last night.

There were also concerns yesterday in the camp of the APC national leader following the appointment of a former national chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, his estranged erstwhile political ally, as chairman of APC presidential screening panel.

Tinubu and Oyegun fell apart during the leadership crisis that consumed latter, leading to the emergence of former Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, as his successor.

While the APC was unobtrusive in planning and conducting the screening exercise at an undisclosed room at the Transport Hilton hotel Abuja, journalists had a hard day locating the venue when news broke in the early hours of yesterday without any official statement from the party to the effect that the exercise would hold.

At the hotel, journalists were barred from the venue of the screening unlike in the past when the conventional practice had been for the party to inform the media with details of the screening, including the venue and time of event.

There were no details about membership of the screening committee and when it was constituted till later in the day when it became clear that the APC quickly set up a seven-member committee chaired by Odigie-Oyegun to conduct the screening exercise for the presidential aspirants.

National chairman of the party, Sen Abdullahi Adamu, and National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore, were also said to be members the committee.

There had also been reports that the governing party was planning to prune the number of its presidential aspirants as part of plans for a consensus option which has popped up names like former President Goodluck Jonathan a possible preferred candidate.

The APC had postponed its presidential screening exercise for three consecutive times, leading to the postponement of its presidential convention earlier scheduled to be held on May 29-30.

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31, May 2022
5 ways to prevent your feet from getting cold at night

Each and every body is adaptable to change. When the weather is cold, our bodies tend to keep the blood flow going to make our organs warm.

However, our bodies pay the most attention to our organs and leave out our feet, which is why they can feel colder.

When this happens, there are plenty of solutions to solve the matter. Although, if you feel your feet getting cold more often than not, it’s crucial to consult your doctor.

Below are couple of effective remedies that can help you warm up your feet, and we offer you a list of 5 natural ways you can avoid them from getting chilly.

1. Soak your feet in warm water

Soaking your feet with warm water is not only alleviating, but it may also help you fall asleep faster because it stimulates your blood circulation. The water should be about 96°F to 100.4°F (36°C to 38°C). This can be your natural water therapy session for cold feet.

What to do:

  • Soak your feet in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Wipe them dry when you finish.
  • Use moisturizer as a finishing touch.

2. Massage your feet with plant oils

You can massage your feet with different kinds of oils, such as olive, coconut, and avocado, to get your feet back on the warm track. This is because these oils have anti-inflammatory properties that help get your blood circulation going. Plus, it’s also healthy for your skin.

What to do:

  • Take any oil and warm it up.
  • Place oil on your feet and massage them for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Then wear cotton socks.
  • Do this every day to keep your feet warm.

3. Drink ginger tea

Ginger is generally known for getting your blood circulation going and a body warmer, counting your feet. So it’s time to make some ginger tea to warm up your cold feet.

What to do:

  • Cut up 2-3 pieces of ginger.
  • Add them to boiling water.
  • Strain the mixture and drink.

4. Eat more foods that have iron and vitamin B

One of the reasons your feet may be cold is because you lack vitamin B, which is crucial for improving your blood flow. Iron is also helpful for the transportation of oxygen to your body.

What to do:

  • For iron: Eat more red meat, nuts, tofu, oats, spinach, baked beans, etc.
  • For vitamin B: Eat more beef, tuna, salmon, milk and dairy products, eggs, clams, etc.

5. Get your daily dose of exercise

You can warm your feet by doing exercises, more specifically, step exercises, which help increase the temperature of your feet. Walking and doing jumping jacks can also be helpful to heal your cold feet.

What to do:

  • Step up, around, and down from a platform.

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31, May 2022
“It’s hard to say goodbye,” Gail Mabalane mourns passing of a father figure

Gail Mabalane mourns the passing of a father figure whom she calls Papa Dean.

The actress said the man and his wife parented her after the passing of her biological parents and it hurts knowing that the man has kicked the bucket.

Taking to Instagram, Gail shared lovely memories made with Papa Dean.

“God is so faithful! With both my parents gone…He made sure that I never felt like an orphan. He blessed me with motherly and fatherly figures … all whom I am so grateful for,” she wrote.

“Papa Dean & Mama T … Oupa Dean & Gogo T to my kids! Papa Dean…it’s so hard to say goodbye.  Thank you for all the incredible memories. For receiving us and loving us as your own. I have learned so much from our time spent with you…you were a QUALITY, QUALITY human being…an incredible man of faith, honor, and integrity.  We’re going to miss you…all of us. Thank you…for everything,” Gail added.

 

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