Friday, February 26, 2016

Gianni Infantino elected FIFA President

Gianni Infantino Fifa president
Gianni Infantino has been elected as the new president of Fifa, at a vote Friday in Zurich. The Uefa general secretary beat Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan and the former FIFA deputy general secretary Jérôme Champagne. The South African Tokyo Sexwale withdrew moments before the first vote. Sheikh Salman had been favourite to succeed Blatter because of support from the Asia and Africa, while Infantino had the backing of Uefa members.
In a second round of voting, Infantino secured 115 votes from the 207 national delegates. Sheikh Salman, president of the governing body for soccer in Asia, came second with 88. Prince Ali bin al-Hussein had four votes, and Jerome Champagne picked up no votes at all. 

Infantino addressing the congress after the election promised to restore the glories of Fifa! Hear him; “Dear friends, I cannot express my feelings in this moment,” Infantino told the Fifa Congress. “I told you I went through a journey, an exceptional journey, a journey which made me meet a lot of fantastic people, who love football and breath football and live football every day.

#TGIF: Would You Come To Your Ex's Rescue If He or She Really Needed You?

Dear Tobe's Blog Readers (TBR), Would You Come To Your Ex's Rescue If He or She Really Needed You? Honest answers please. #TGIF

Sunday Oliseh Resigns as Super Eagles Head Coach!

Sunday Oliseh
Sunday Oliseh took over from Stephen Keshi as the Super Eagles Coach and sincerely hit the ground to reposition the team. However, building a nation has never been easy anywhere not to talk of a nation that has corruption glued to every aspect of her national life like Nigeria. He faced several challenges and obviously got limited support from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and other regulatory bodies that seem to have fallen apart in principle.

Just like his predecessors, Sunday Oliseh was owed his salaries and other entitlements due to him. Also, there seem to be lack of commitment on the part of NFF to fulfill their contract terms. Oliseh may have had his weak points as an individual, which got some prominent players like Vincent Enyeama and Emenike quitting the team, but he probably had the best intensions for the team. However, not being able to continue working with individuals that seem to have set him up for failure, Oliseh took the honorable way out by resigning his position as the coach. 

He explained succinctly the major reasons for quitting the Nigeria senior national team, the Super Eagles eight months after being appointed.  Read his resignation letter after the cut...

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Miriam Wuolou, Pope Francis' pregnant secretary found dead in Rome apartment
Pope Francis’ pregnant receptionist has been found dead in her apartment on the outskirts of the city. Miriam Wuolou, a 34-year-old of Eritrean origin, was seven-months pregnant when her body was discovered.

She had worked at Pope Francis' home and a priests' guesthouse called Santa Marta for years. According to the Italian press reports she worked as a kind of gatekeeper for the Pontiff, as well as for the bishops and cardinals who stay there. Ms Wuolou had a serious kind of diabetes which had led doctors to warn her that her pregnancy was at risk.

Meet Britain's first 'black and white' identical twins
They have contrasting skin tones, eye colours and hair types. But remarkably, these two babies are actually identical twins. Despite coming from the same egg, the siblings look strikingly different and are often mistaken for step-sisters.

Amelia and Jasmine Appleby, who have just celebrated their first birthday, are thought to be the first 'black and white' genetically identical twins born in the UK. Amelia was born with dark skin, black hair and brown eyes, while Jasmine emerged with fair skin, blue eyes and mousey curls.

Their mum Libby Appleby who lives in West Rainton, County Durham, with her longtime partner, Tafadzwa Madzimbamuto, in an interview said that “Amelia is the spitting image of her dad, while Jasmine is a mini version of me." She added that strangers often assume their daughters are step-sisters.

More photos after the cut...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Supreme Court upholds election of Stella Oduah, Andy Ubah, other PDP Lawmakers in Anambra
Stella Oduah
The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, February 24, upheld the election of Stella Oduah, Andy Ubah and the other lawmakers under the Peoples Democratic Party in Anambra state.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had earlier requested the Supreme Court to clarify its ruling that returned Ejike Oguebego as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party on Friday, January 29 upon insinuations that since Oduah, Uba and the rest did not belong to Oguebego’s faction of the party, their elections could not remain valid.

While ruling of the matter, the Supreme Court said it does not have jurisdiction as “the court shall not review any judgement given by it, as stated in the court rules. The judgement of this Court is final as reflected in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. On the whole I hold the view that this court has no jurisdiction to entertain this motion from INEC, this matter is hereby struck out.”

Ebube Nwagbo dazzles in new photos as she celebrates her Birthday today!

Today is Ebube's birthday and she took to Instagram to show how thankful she is to God, her family and fans! We wish her many more fruitful years ahead! More photos after the cut...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Breaking News: 6 Catholic Seminarians dies in a ghastly Motor Accident

Six Vincentian Seminarians (Congregation of the Mission) traveling from Ikot Ekpene to Enugu died in auto accident on the spot, while several others were badly injured. The cause of the accident is yet to be determined as of the time of filing this report. The Vincentians are the male counterpart of the DC sisters. Please pray for the repose of their souls and for quick recovery of the ones in the hospital. More photos after the cut...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Marilyn Ogar Sues FG over Sack!

The former Spokesperson of the Department of State Services (DSS) Marilyn Ogar has sued the Federal Government before the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) over her termination from Office.The case comes up tomorrow Thursday 18, in Abuja before the NICN President Justice Babatunde Adejumo. Ogar and others were demoted and compulsorily retired by the FG.

Those named as defendants in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation, the State Security Service (SSS) and the Director General SSS. Ahmed Raji SAN who filed the suit on behalf of Ogar by way of originating summons wants the court to nullify Ogar’s sack and reinstate her with all her ranks, salaries and benefits to the employment of the FG.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Ash Wednesday is one of the most popular and crucial days in the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church. It opens and welcomes Lenten season of the church, which was traditionally informed and formed in taking good steps of the master, Jesus who fasted 40 days and nights in the desert. 

Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice that includes the wearing of ashes on the head and many other penitential exercises that shows our innermost readiness to ask for forgiveness and abandon our old and evil ways. 

The Ashes are obtained from the burning of the palms of the previous Palm Sunday, which occurs on the Sunday before Easter. The ashes are typically mixed with Holy Water or oil before applying them on persons. It symbolizes the dust from which God formed us, vividly brought out in the words of the priest when applying the ashes to a person's forehead, he speaks the words: "REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE DUST, AND TO DUST YOU SHALL RETURN."

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tata to rename Zica car because it sounds like 'Zika' Virus!

Heard of the Zika virus? Well, here is a brief; Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. 

The World Health Organization declared the spread of the Zika virus a global public health emergency on Monday, with as many as 1.5 million Brazilians potentially infected with the disease, which is believed to cause microcephaly in babies in the womb, and had links to a rare immune disorder called Guillain-Barré.

The virus seems to be affecting the corporate world, as Tata motors on Tuesday announced officially that  the new Zica motor will get a change of name/rebrand before official launch.

In a statement, Tata said that it empathized with "the hardships being caused by the recent ‘Zika' virus outbreak across many countries" — including birth defects, limited lifespan, and possibly death