Saturday, 28 March 2015

Nigeria’s Super Falcons drop to 33rd in March FIFA ranking

Nigeria’s senior female national team are now ranked 33rd according to the latest Fifa ranking released on Friday, Goal reports. 

The African champions were adjudged the 32nd best football playing team in the world according to the ranking released earlier in February. 

Nigeria are the least ranked nation amongst the four countries in Group D of the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup billed for Canada where they have USA (2), Australia (10) and Sweden (5). 

In the overall world ranking, Europe still holds onto the top spot with Germany while World Cup hosts Canada climbed up one spot to the eight position. 

Even at this, Edwin Okon’s ladies remain the best football playing nation in Africa and are followed by Ghana who are placed 52nd in the world while Cameroon are third on the continent ( and number 53 in the world).

INEC announces that voting will continue tomorrow for those who couldn't vote

INEC has adopted manual accreditation in polling units where card readers refused to work or caused delay. They also announced that arrangements will be made for voters who couldn't vote today, to cast their vote tomorrow Sunday, March 29. 

INEC Hacked Website Restored

The website of INEC hacked this morning by 'Nigerian Cyber Army' during accreditation for Nigeria’s presidential election has been restored. INEC assured the public that it would have no impact on the on-going election and they are doing some maintenance.

Photos: Obasanjo, Atiku also gets accredited at their respective polling unit

Former VP, Atiku Abubakar at his polling unit in Yola, Adamawa State.

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo getting accredited at his polling unit in Ogun State. See photos after the cut....

Two killed as Boko Haram attacks polling stations in Gombe

At least two people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack on polling stations in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, residents and an election official told AFP.
The attacks happened in the villages of Birin Bolawa and Birin Fulani in the Nafada district of Gombe state, which has been repeatedly targeted by the Islamists.
An election official, who requested anonymity, said: “We could hear the gunmen shouting, ‘Didn’t we warn you about staying away from (the) election?'”

Photo: INEC Official Website Hacked

INEC official website has just been hacked, while the 2015 presidential election is currently on. The photo above, is what you see when you visit the site. INEC says they are investigating the incident. 

"Lilian Esoro, the woman of my heart" - Iyanya's manager, Ubi Franklin tells his LOVE story

Made Men Music Group Ceo, Ubi Franklin has spoken about his newly engagement with actress Lillian Esoro. According to him, he saw Lillian like any other lady at a party and asked her out. He never knew what she was into, he said. 

“When I met her, I did not even know she was an actress. That is something people do not know. I hardly watch television these days because of my schedule, so there are a lot of movie stars I do not know. Whenever I want to relax, I watch movies on my laptop. The first day I met her, she did not tell me she was an actress and I didn’t know till about a week later. 
“I called her to ask and she told me she was an actress but preferred to keep a low profile. She said she does not like too much attention and all she wants is due diligence. She is not one of those actresses that seek for attention.”

About when and where their marriage will hold, Ubi said;
“The marriage would definitely be this year in Nigeria. I am not a fan of marrying abroad. I have nothing against people that do it but the truth is many people that ought to come and pray for you would not make it if you travel out of the country,”  

Nigerians will get result of presidential election 48 hours after voting ends - Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has just said it will announce the result of today’s Presidential elections within 48 hours after the polls close…so the winner should be announced at the very latest on Monday, March 30.

This information was given by Prof. Attahiru Jega the INEC chairman, on Friday, in Abuja during a joint press briefing with the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Johnson Olawumi.

The INEC Chairman also said that after casting their votes, people can wait and the polling station to find out who won in their area.

Liberia’s last Ebola patient dies from virus

A woman who was Liberia’s sole remaining known Ebola patient has died at a treatment centre in the capital, said Francis Ketteh, acting head of the country’s Ebola response team.
The case was Liberia’s first in weeks and it set back efforts to halt a virus that has killed more than 10,000 people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Authorities say the woman, who died in Monrovia on Friday, may have contracted Ebola through sex with a survivor, the Reuters news agency reported.
“We have been able to trace the people she came in contact with,” Ketteh said. “We call on everyone to follow the Ebola preventative measures.”
Before the woman fell ill, the Liberian government had hoped to declare the country Ebola-free next month, 42 days after the last patient tested negative for a second time, which would mark double the length of the virus’s incubation period.
Health officials have warned the general population that even after areas are declared free of the disease, new cases are possible through sexual transmission. Liberia remains vulnerable to cases imported from Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Photos: Prof Osinbajo and wife doing their accreditation in VGC, Lagos

Photos of President Jonathan and wife doing their accreditation in Otuoke

President Jonathan struggled through accreditation few minutes ago as his PVC was rejected by the card reader at his Otuoke polling unit.

Channels TV gathered that it took over 30 minutes for  his  accreditation to be completed as his PVC was rejected by 3 card readers.
He and his wife completed their accreditation around 10am.

Google Shows Support For Nigeria With Election Day Doodle(Photo)

Google has shown support for Nigeria by creating an Election Day doodle.
When Google’s homepage is accessed, the Google logo features a rotating ballot box in Nigerian colors.
When clicked, it leads to a searchpage for the latest on the elections.
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Photos of Gen. Buhari and wife doing their accreditation in Katsina

APC Presidential candidate Gen. Buhari and his wife Aisha pictured at his hometown, Daura in Katsina state this morning doing their accreditation. Account to reports, he got accredited in less time than President Goodluck Jonathan - in less than 5 minutes. 

Bomb blast in Enugu, destroys houses

A bomb blast has exploded in Enugu, destroying many houses,  PM News reports. 
According to reports, they said arms exploded and destroyed houses in the area. 

Details to come.....

Some Useful Tips To Stop 'Snoring' In Your Sleep

I am not sure if snoring  has caused anyone to divorce their partner or if it poses any serious threat to relationships but I know how incredibly hard it is to sleep in the same room with someone who snores.
As much as they get teased, people who snore are aware (and sometimes embarrassed) of how big this issue is.
And if they could, they would find a quick or at least, simple solution to this problem.
These steps can help you.
Stop Alcohol Intake
Alcohol reduces the resting tone of the muscles in the back of your neck so usually, when you take alcohol at least four hours before you sleep, there are very high chances you would snore.
What is interesting to note here is that people who do not snore normally, might actually snore if they go to bed right after heavy drinking.
So keep the alcohol away.
Weight loss
This is not to say slim people do not snore too but if you never snored before you added weight but now snore, then you might want to consider losing a few pounds. 
Change sleeping position
When you sleep on your back, there might be higher chances that you will snore when you sleep. Sleeping on your side might help prevent this.
Watch the pillows
Try and remember, when was the last time you cleaned your pillows and your ceiling and anywhere around your sleeping area where dust can accumulate.
Dust mites accumulate in pillows and can cause allergic reactions that can inadvertently lead to snoring.
Stay hydrated, shower before bed
Drink plenty of water. The secretions in your nose and soft palate become stickier if you are not well hydrated. According to the Institute of Medicine, women should have about 11 cups of water(from all food and drinks) a day; men require about 16 cups. 
Also, shower before bed to keep you fresh and do not forget to sleep on your side and most importantly, get enough sleep.