Hurray!!Timaya celebrates 39th birthday.

Birthdays are special occasions in one’s lives as it becomes a benchmark for the celebrant to look back and reflect on his or her growth.
Gone are the days when birthdays used to excite just kids as even adults now look forward to the big day. Celebrities are also not left out as it has even become a sort of tradition to celebrate with new photos on social media.
Nigerian dancehall/ Afro-fusion artiste, Timaya, clocked 39 on August 15, 2019, and he took to his Instagram page to share photos and also encourage himself.


Happy birthday to Timaya.
Just recently, reported that Timaya took to his page to warn Instagram celebrities as he advised them to work rather than show off.



Why Neymar transfer bid was cancelled?

Barcelona and Real Madrid have both had bids rejected for Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, according to reports.

Neymar joined the French giants for a world record fee of £200m in 2017 but is looking to leave Thomas Tuchel’s side before the European transfer window shuts on September 2.

Barcelona , the Brazilian’s former club, are interested in a reunion with the 27-year-old, who has also been heavily linked with a switch to Spanish rivals Real Madrid since completing his move to France.


And Spanish football expert Guillem Balague claims that both La Liga clubs have made unsuccessful bids for the forward.
According to Balague (via BBC Sport ), Barcelona are believed to offered £92.4million (€100m) and Philippe Coutinho in an attempt to bring the Brazil international back to the Camp Nou.


It is claimed that the Spanish champions also raised the possibility of including Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic in a potential deal – only to see their attempts rebuffed.

Real Madrid are also understood to have had a player-plus-cash offer rejected which would have seen Bernabeu outcasts Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez head to the Parc des Princes.

Although PSG would reportedly rather sell Neymar to Los Blancos, Balague reports that the French giants want different players from Zinedine Zidane’s squad and have requested that Vinicius Junior be included in the deal.

Since making the move to French capital two years ago, Neymar has scored 51 times in all competitions and has helped the club to back-to-back Ligue 1 titles.


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However, the Brazilian’s relationship with the club has soured in recent times as he continues to push for a return to Spain.

He missed PSG’s opening game of the season against Nimes on Sunday, which saw a number of fans hold up a banner telling the striker to “go home”.

The champions’ 3-0 win came just a day after sporting director Leonardo confirmed that discussions over the Brazilian’s exit are “more advanced than before.”



How Nigerian army discover illegal gun factory in Benue.

Troops of the Operation Whirl-Stroke (OPWS) of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, August 14, revealed that they have uncovered an illegal arms manufacturing factory in Buruku local government area of Benue state.
Force Commander of the OPWS, Major General Adeyemi Yekini, disclosed this while parading the suspected arms manufacturers before journalists.

He also paraded 10 suspected criminals from neighbouring Nasarawa state who he stated specialised in robbery, kidnapping and cattle rustling.


Parading the suspects at the OPWS headquarters in Makurdi, General Yekini said six of the suspected criminals were arrested in Nasarawa while four others were arrested in Benue state.

His words: “Three weeks ago, we had a briefing during which eight suspects were paraded. This afternoon, 10 new suspects are being paraded for armed banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling in Benue and Nasarawa states.”


Those paraded included one Seidu Muhammadu, a suspected kidnap kingpin and cattle rustler, along with two of his accomplices.
Also, one Moses Dzever, a gang member of the wanted militia leader, Terwase Akwaza, alias ‘Gana’, with one other member responsible for Gana’s logistics, was also apprehended.


An arms manufacturer, Shekwa Terna, who was also paraded, confessed to the crime saying he went into arms manufacturing business about five years ago after learning the trade from his elder brother.

Terna, who spoke with journalists, said: “I learnt the work from my elder brother who had earlier been apprehended. After his arrest, I took over the business.

“I was sleeping in my house when the OPWS came and arrested me. I sell the rifles to people in my community while the pistols I sell to a client from Onitsha.”

Recall that the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, recently vowed not to allow criminal elements occupy any part of the country.

Buratai, who was speaking at the 61st passing out parade of the Nigerian Military School, Zaria in Kaduna state, reiterated his commitment to combat all security challenges confronting the nation.




Kaduna govt gives condition for El-Zakzaky’s medical treatment in India — CybokNews

Barely 72 hours after Kaduna High Court had granted the embattled Shiites leader, Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, bail to travel outside the country for medical attention, the Kaduna State government has given conditions that must be fulfilled before it would allow them to travel to India for medical treatment. In a statement issued […]

via Kaduna govt gives condition for El-Zakzaky’s medical treatment in India — CybokNews

El-Zakzaky rejects Nigerian Government’s jet, takes Emirates to India — Diamond Celebrities

After spending over three years in custody, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, on Monday evening departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, for India for medical treatment. This was sequel to the order of Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court granting El-Zakzaky […]

via El-Zakzaky rejects Nigerian Government’s jet, takes Emirates to India — Diamond Celebrities

Sheikh El-Zakzaky, wife depart Abuja for India — G9IJA

By G9ija Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the banned Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and his wife, Zeenat have been spotted at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. The duo would leave the country today for India, where they would receive medical attention for an undisclosed health challenge. They were arrested in December 2015 and […]

via Sheikh El-Zakzaky, wife depart Abuja for India — G9IJA

Just in: Shiite leader El-Zakzaky, wife leave for India — Metro News Nigeria

Shiite leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, have arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja for their trip to India. The couple who have been in DSS custody following their arrest in 2015, will be embarking on the medical trip after being granted leave to travel abroad for medical treatment by a […]

via Just in: Shiite leader El-Zakzaky, wife leave for India — Metro News Nigeria

What killed Walter Martinez?

Walter Martinez, 37, has died of heart attack – nine years after representing Honduras at the 2010 World Cup.

The UK Sun report claims Martinez, who also represented American side San Jose Earthquakes his active days, suffered a heart attack after a night out with a mate.

The Honduran FA confirmed his passing on courtesy of a tweet on its official Twitter account.


“With sadness that overwhelms the family of Honduran football, we regret the death of Walter Julian Martinez.

“Solidarity and a balm of divine peace for your family and friends. RIP.”

At the last count, Martinez played a key-role in helping Honduras to qualify for their second World Cup appearance at South Africa 2010 , ended his football career after representing El Salvador side FAS.


Martinez netted six times in 20 appearances before bowing out of the game in 2015.

Martinez, who reportedly joined Chinese Super League side Beijing Gouan last year, saw supporters lay flowers in his honour in front of the club’s stadium after hearing of his demise.

Martinez is reported to have suffered the heart attack while at the home of a teammate Jose Chepo Fernandez in New York.

Fernandez was quoted as saying to a Honduran newspaper that they took time out at an El Copaneco club in the Bronx area of the city where they stayed until the wee hours.

But surprisingly after a few hours he found Martinez on the floor of his bedroom.

“I was inside my room and when I left I found him on the floor. I tried to revive him but I couldn’t.

“Immediately I called the ambulance and minutes later they were there but nothing could be done,” Fernandez said.

Martinez scored 12 goals in 49 caps for Honduras.

His club career saw his ply his trade with nine different clubs that includes three stints with Beijing Guoan.

Martinez also starred for Spanish club Alaves and San Jose. reported earlier that on Monday, August 12, 2019, 30 years ago, the entire Nigerian football fraternity mourned the untimely death of Samuel Okwaraji, former Super Eagles star.

On that faithful day Samuel Okwaraji died, he was playing for the Nigerian national senior team after 10 minutes from the end of a 1990 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Angola in Lagos.



Condition of India Hospital is worse than that of Nigeria—Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shiite group, has reportedly lamented situations at Indian hospital, describing it as “pathetic and worrisome situation”.

According to the Shiite leader, conditions at the Indian hospital he was taken to is worse than that of Nigeria.

Premium Times reports that El-Zakzaky stated this in an audio message recorded in Hausa language.


He also alleged that the management of Medanta Hospital, New Delhi, had been threatened not to admit him for treatment.


“The hospital officials received us well they told us that they parked two ambulance vehicles, deceiving the crowd while taking us out through another way, saying that it was for our own safety.


“On getting to the hospital, we are placed under a tighter security situation worse than what we have been witnessing in Nigeria. We are currently more confined than when we were in Nigeria, worse than prison setting,” he reportedly said.


Recall that had reported that El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, arrived India where they are both billed for treatment.

The duo arrived Delhi, India in the morning of Tuesday, August 13, many hours after they left the shores of Nigeria. reported how photographs of El-Zakzaky and his wife emerged as they prepared to depart Nigeria for India for medical treatment.