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SPORTS: Five Notable Events That Defined The World of Soccer in 2018.

As the year 2018, rolls away there are lists of wonderful events that dazzled the world of sports, one of such sports is soccer (football).
 Standing on number one position is:

(1) Luka Modric:
The Croatian midfielder brought the world of football to a stand-still after claiming prestigious football awards including the Ballon d'Or, he topped many headlines as the stand-out footballer of the year.

Modric was further named in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team, won the Best FIFA Men's Player award and IFFHS World's Best Playmaker award.

Apart from receiving individual awards, the 33-year-old played a pivotal part in Real Madrid's success in the Champions League, helping the La Liga giants lift the European title for the third consecutive year.

His exploits in the midfield and leadership in the pitch further saw Croatia beat all odds to reach the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia where they lost
 4-2 to eventual cup winners, France.

(2) Didier Deschamps completes World Cup brac…

SPORTS: MY TEAM IS READY TO PLAY AGAINST Manchester City - Liverpool Boss.

Liverpool fc Coach - Jurgen Klopp has made it clear that his players are not reflecting about their distance on the Premier League standings ahead of Thursday's match against Manchester City.

The 51-year-old German football coach stressed that his players are ready for the tough Premier League clash against the reigning champions of England.

Klopp and his men are currently leading Manchester City with seven points, and a win for them in three days' time will give them great hope of winning the Premier League title.

 ''We are hungry.

“We don’t think about the gap, not for a second. What we think about is 54 points – unbelievable, to be honest. That’s really strange and feels strange.

“All we can do is keep going; recover first of all, that’s very important, and then prepare the next game.

“We all know, wow, Man City are a fantastic football team and an away game at City – who can go there and think ‘Probably we will win’? No team in the world, not even us.

“So we have …

I Shall Not Die But Live, Dino Melaye Tweets As His Water And Electricity Supply Are Removed.

The manhunt to arrest Nigeria Senator representing Kogi West - Senator Dino Melaye took another turn as the Nigeria police force operatives cut off the supply of basic amenities (water and electricity) to his residence which they had prwviously laid seige on.
 The Senator took to popular social media platform - Twitter to air opinion in the tweet that reads: "I shall not die but live", view tweet below:

Surrender Yourself For Arrest And Investigation - NPF To Senator Dino Melaye

The Nigeria Police Force has stated that, their deployed operatives will not leave the residence of Senator Dino Melaye until the senator surrenders himself for arrest and investigation.

 The Police in the statement signed by Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood, Force Public Relations officer Force Headquarters Abuja said that ‘the operatives with a duly obtained Warrant of Arrest deployed to arrest Senator Dino Melaye in his residence in Abuja will not retreat until Senator Dino Melaye surrenders himself for arrest and investigation.

  ‘It is on record that the Police investigators submitted a Letter of Invitation dated 23rd July, 2018, signed by the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command addressed to the Clerk, National Assembly, Abuja, inviting Senator Dino Melaye to report on 26th July, 2018 at 1100Hrs at the Kogi State Police Command, CIID, Lokoja to answer to a case of Criminal Conspiracy and Attempted Culpable Homicide against him under investigation in the Kogi State Police Comm…

Abayomi Ayeola - A member of Lagos State House of Representatives Is Dead.

Mr. Abayomi Ayeola, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Ibeju Lekki Federal Constituency passed on, yesterday Sunday 30th of December 2018.   Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress has described his death as a great loss to both the party and Lagos state in general.
 Mr. Abayomi who was until his death, leader of the Lagos State caucus in the House of Representatives, was rushed to the hospital in the early hours of the day after he suddenly developed health complications but was later certified dead.
 He won the primary election for the third term under the platform of APC, to contest in the 2019 general elections, but it has been reported that he died at St. Nicholas Hospital in Lagos on Sunday afternoon after a brief illness.
 The Publicity Secretary of the party - Joe Igbokwe released a press notice in confirmation of his death,and expressed sincere condolences to the family, saying, the party ”has lost a loyal, committed, humble party member. Hi…


Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari was the first executive president of the federal republic of Nigeria between the years 1979 and 1983, before his government was overthrown by the military.

 The Second republic President of Nigeria - Shehu Shagari has passed on at the National hospital on Friday 28th December 2018 at 6:40pm.

 He passed on at the National Hospital located in Abuja where he was flown to when his health deteriorated.

 Born on February 25, 1925 to the family of Magaji Aliyu and Mariamu both of Fulani extraction in the northern Nigeria, Shagari attended a primary school in Yabo and later attended Sokoto middle school.

He went to Kaduna College, a school originally created to be a teacher training college.ecember, 2018.
 After college, Shagari became a science teacher at the Sokoto middle school in 1953-1958 from there, he moved to Zaria Middle School.
 He later became a headmaster of a primary school in Argungu.

THE SLAP SAGA: Between Davido, Davido's Crew And Tumi (Kizz Daniel Manager).

A drama ensued during Davido's no chill disemba concert at the Eko Atlantic City when Kizz Daniel manager -Tumi got slapped in the green room (back stage).

 This morning, he took to Twitter to call out Davido and his team who witnessed him getting slapped and did nothing.

 When he was probbed further he explained on the accusation, he said that:
' He was in the backstage and was talking to Asa (Davido's manager) because they been waiting for like two hours to perform and they actually had other engagements that we cancelled just to come and show Davido love based on the fact that they have a popping song together 'One Ticket' and he's also showed us love too'. So I talking to Asa like when are we going on stage and his countenance wasn't really welcoming so I was trying to inform Kizz and my guys and I noticed someone pushing me from behind, and I looked back like 'who go dey push person for GreenRoom (backstage)'.

When I looked back, It was D…


Star musician Davido has made his way into Eko Atlantic City for his performance at the No chill December concert.
 See pictures of the artiste as he made his grand entrance here:


Star artiste Adeleke David popularly known as Davido is set to perform at the "No chill Disemba concert" at the Eko Atlantic City on the 27th of December 2018.
 The stage is set for the musician to perform, with his fans waiting to have every bit of his performance.
 Stay updated at updatescrib as we will bring you updates as the concert goes on.


Television Continenetal (TVC) has emerged the winner of the best television station in Nigeria for the year 2018, they defeated TV giant - Channels television station to claim the award.
 The award which was presented to TVC by the Media Merit Award prize.
 We at updatescrib are saying a big congratulations to TVC family for a well deserved award as you have proved with this honour that you are the - "first, accurate, reliable".


Pep Guardiola Of Manchester City
Manchester City manager - Pep Guardiola has explained that his players have started to doubt themselves about the possibility of retaining the Premier League title this season.

This comes after the Citizens were defeated on Wednesday, December 26, by former Premier League champions - Leicester City.

Manchester City's defeat against Leicester was their third loss this season in the EPL in four games and it left them seven points behind unbeaten leaders Liverpool.

Pep Guardiola has stated clearly that his wards have to recover mentally after losing against Leicester City

 He also explained that Manchester City stars are now doubting themselves about winning the Premier League title this season.

ATIKU Cannot Compete With President Buhari In Matters of Integrity - Festus Keyamo.

Renowed Lawyer - Festus Keyamo (SAN), the Director of Strategic Communications, for President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation(PMBCO) says PDP Presidential candidate - Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s mission in eeking to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in matters of integrity with President Muhammadu Buhari is a political suicide mission.

 The renowned Lawyer stated this while reacting to a statement credited to Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, disputing the assertion by President Muhammadu Buhari that “the system in Nigeria allows corruption to thrive because the system is slow in tackling corruption’’.

He said the handlers of the PDP presidential candidate would have tried to steer him away from embarking on political suicide mission, “but alas! They have decided to test the waters.

According to Keyamo, locally and internationally President Buhari stands several miles away from Atiku Abubakar in matters of integrity.

Keyamo stated this while rea…


The First yoruba movie gist awards event held on the 26th of December, 2018 at the 10 degrees event Center located at Oregun, Ikeja, in Lagos state.
 Updatescrib reported that the event was scheduled to commence at 1pm, but didn't start until 4pm later in the day.
 The event was anchored by Star actor - Yomi Fabiyi, and the awards were presented by veteran actor - Remi Shitta Bay.
 Present in the event were host of yoruba movie actors & actresses, the likes of - Yemi Solade, Jide Awobona of Jenifas diary fame, Princess Okunnuga popularly known as Iya eko, Adeniyi Johnson & Seyi Edun, Fausat Balogun (Madam Saje), Jigan Baba Oja, Mustapha Sholagbade, Riliwan Ologolo (Benzema), up and coming actor - Akeem-Omosanya Abeeb (Ejanla) & many others.

(1) Riliwan Ologolo (Benzema) -
Fast rising actor for 2018
(2) Dauda Sulaiman (Gida Bless) -
Most Promising actor for 2018
(3) Wunmi Toriola -
Wave making actress in 2018; and a host of all …


The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) has predicted Nigeria would become the 14th best economy in the world by 2050.

The executive secretary of the fund, Dr Abdullahi Baffa-Bichi said this during an interactive session with members of the Buhari Support Political Group, “One 2 Tell 10’’, on Wednesday inAccording to Baffa-Bichi, who is the Director-General of the “One 2 Tell 10’’ movement, explained that getting out of recession was by no means a great achievement.

He expressed optimism that Nigerians would soon be among the best economies in the world if these policies are sustained.

“Nigerians are now wiser and they have seen the good works of President Buhari, giving him another chance in 2019 will certainly go a long way to further secure our country and launch her among the comity of advanced nations.

“On assumption of office, Buhari had three major programmes which are ensuring security, fighting corruption and economic recovery.

“We are all living witnesses today that our…


A set of tourism experts and international airline operators have commended the Federal Government over the completion and opening of the new international terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday, Mr Ikechi Uko, Organiser of Akwaaba Africa Travel Market and a tourism expert, said that building airport infrastructure would go a long way to reposition the nation’s aviation industry.

“I need to commend the people who created the vision and they were not even thinking of three million or five million passengers but 15 million, which is remarkable.

 Also, Mr Nkereuwem Onung, Chairman, Board of Trustees, National Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) said a lot more needed to be done to ensure proper utilisation of the facility.

Onung, who stated that it was not enough to have a beautiful airport with increased capacity, said it was necessary to ensure that more airplanes were landing and taking off a…


Borno state was in the early hours of Wednesday, 26th of December, 2018 hit again by some armed bandits who went about burning down several houses.

Vigilante sources also said that the attackers ransacked Mbolakel village, near the Chibok area of the state.

Vigilante source told newsmen in a phone call that not less than 25 houses were set on fire when the attackers stormed the village.

“We received an emergency call from our vigilante members at Mbolakel village for an assistance about 1:03am this morning. We could not go there because of the sporadic shooting we heard from Chibok, some could not sleep till day break.

“They burnt down about 25 houses and livestock and also cart away food items. We were able to rescue an old woman set on fire along with her house. So there was no casualty because everyone fled into bushes immediately they heard gunshots,” the vigilante source said.

 In a statement, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, the deputy director, Army public relations, said the insurge…

The Reason Bauchi State Is The Safest State Among All Other Northeastern States - Governor Abdullahi

The executive Governor of Bauchi State - Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has claimed that his state is the safest state in the northeastern region of Nigeria.
 He also vowed that he will do his best to ensure that anyone who tries to disrupt peace in the state is dealt with

 The governor of Bauchi, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, has claimed that his state is the safest in the northeast region and one of the most peaceful in Nigeria, Daily Trust reports.

 In his Christmas message on Tuesday, December 25, the governor pledged that his government will “certainly deal with any attempt to disrupt our peaceful disposition by anybody or group of individuals.”

 Governor Abdullahi pointed out that the key objective of a responsible government is to ensure security of lives and property of its citizens, adding that he will do his utmost to focus on security and the economic wholeness in the state.

“It is gratifying to note that this is the safest state in the northeast region and one of the safest …


Chief Samuel Oluyemisi Falae has advised the Nigerian citizens to vote for credible leaderahips during the 2019 general election to achieve the needed transformation.
  Daily Trust reports that the National Chairman of Social Democratic Party (SDP) - Falae, in his Christmas message, urged Christians across the country to continue to cohabit peacefully to engender lasting peace, security and order.

  Updatescrib gathered that in a statement signed by the party's national publicity secretary, Alfa Mohammed, Chief Falae also implored them to emulate the exemplary life of Jesus and pray for peace in Nigeria.

  “One of the cardinal teachings of the Christian religion is that adherents of the Christian faith must be at peace with all men.

“In this trial moment that Nigeria is experiencing sundry security challenges characterized by wanton killings and destruction of property, we want to seize this occasion to enjoin all Christians as they celebrate Christmas to reflect on the teaching…


The Kano state religious olice, popularly known as the Hisbah Board, has siezed and destroyed more than 30 truck loads of beer of local traders within Kano Metropolis.
 The action was in compliance with the board's penal code which prohibits drugs or any intoxicating substance.
 News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the board’s public relations officer, Malam Adamu Yahaya, disclosed this in a statement in Kano on Tuesday, December 25, 2018.

 Updatescrib gathers that Yahaya said that the cartons of beer were destroyed on Monday, December 24, evening after interception at Kalebawa on Danbata Road in DawHe said:
 He said: “The Kano state law No. 4 of 2004 has banned the manufacture and use of intoxicants in the state.

"Furthermore, an order was given by a magistrates’ court for us to go ahead with the exercise.”akin Tofa area.

Vlog UPDATE: Watch President Buhari, Vice President Osinbajo And Chairman Of A.P.C As They Wish Christains A Merry Christmas.

The GCFR of the Nigerian state - President Muhammadu Buhari, the Vice President - Prof. Yomi Osinbajo, and the National Chairman of the ruling party All Progressives Congress - Adams Oshiomole, wishes all Nigerian Christains a merry xmas celebration.

 The christmas greeting video was shot in the state house of the Country Capital - Abuja today.

PRESIDENT Buhari Forwards Christmas Message To Christains.

President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter to all Christians on Monday, December 24, stated that Nigerians have had mixed feelings in 2018 even as the year comes to an end, the president said on the pleasant side, Nigeria's economy has made significant progress since coming out from recession and our faithful implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.

 Read President Buhari message below:

I felicitate with all Nigerians, particularly our Christian brothers and sisters, on the joyous occasion of this year’s Christmas, which commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ.

Like I have done in the last three Christmas messages to my fellow compatriots as a serving President, I believe this season is another opportunity to reflect on the imagery of the humble, symbolic and divine birth of a young child thousands of years ago in Bethlehem, Judea, and the message of hope, compassion, salvation, reconciliation, forgiveness and peace that Jesus Christ embodies and conveys.

In 2018, Nige…


The Nigerian Army has called the attention of Nigerians to what it termed fraudulent recruitment advertisement spread across the social media platform by some unknown individuals

In a statement available on its Facbook page, HQ Nigerian Army, the security arm cautioned Nigerians against parading the agents of fraud using its name perpetrate online fraud.

The statement read: "This is to inform the general public of some fraudulent advertisement making rounds as the official Nigerian Army (NA) advertisement for the 78 Regular Recruit Intake (RRI). The ad also displays fraudulent numbers as WhatsApp lines for help and information.

"The general public is kindly advised to disregard this ad as it is a fraud and not from the NA. The NA did not provide any phone number for access to help or information on WhatsApp for the 78RRI.

"For the avoidance of doubt, the registration web portal for 78RRI for trades/non-tradesmen and women is accessible on an…

POLITICS: President Buhari's Administration Has Spent N2.7 Trillion on Infrastructure Since 2015 - V.P Osinbajo

The Vice President of Nigeria - Prof. Yemi Osinbajo says since Buhari-led adninistration assumed office a total of N2.7 trillion has been spent on infrastructure.

 Osinbajo made the disclosure at the palace of the Ovie of Ughelli, Oharisi III, during a courtesy visit to the monarch on the enumeration exercise of the TraderMoni scheme in the Ughelli main market, Vanguard reports.

 Updatescrib gathers that the scheme would commence disbursement in the market in January 2019, with 30,000 beneficiaries getting N10,000 each.

The Vice president stressed that the federal government is committed to ensuring that monies belonging to Nigerians are not stolen but used for nation building.

He added that despite the fact that the country was earning 60 percent less than it earned in the past 10 years, the Buhari administration has spent more in building infrastructure than any other previous administrations.

Osinbajo explained that the federal government is focused on creating job opportunities …


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is under heavy scrutiny as pressure has been mounted on the commission to grant access to both international and local observers into their situation room ahead 2019 general election.

Asked what the position of the commission was on the demand, INEC’s spokesman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, replied: “I have no comment.”

A reputable source within the commission,  however said, the request would most likely be turned down, saying it was akin to “exposing your bedroom to outsiders.”

The source said: “The problem is that our situation room is unique to us. It is our internal control mechanism. This is the core activity of the commission, which is not open to outsiders. We try as much as possible to (be) open but there are certain things that we cannot bring people in (to).

Meanwhile, American congressman, Christopher Smith, has urged US President Donald Trump to use his sanctioning authority to hold accountable any Nigerian official who overturns …

POLITICS: President Muhammadu Buhari Set To Attend ECOWAS Summit Today.

GCFR of the Nigerain state - President Muhammadu Buhari will be attending the 54th ordinary session of the ECOWAS authority of Heads of State and Government on Saturday, 22nd of December 2018, in Abuja.

According to Daily Trust, President Buhari, who is the chairman of the ECOWAS, would chair the event which will review issues affecting the region

The president of the ECOWAS commission; Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, chairperson of the African Union Commission; Moussa Faki Mahamat, special representative of the UN Secretary General for West Africa and Sahel; Mohammed Ibn Chambas and President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD); Gilbert Houngbo are expected at the event, which is scheduled for

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, July 31, emerged the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States  (ECOWAS).

HAPPY NIGERIAN FANS CONGRATULATE FUNKE AKINDELE AS SHE BIRTHS TWIN BOYS reported earlier this morning that Star actress - Funke Akindele has put to a bed a set of twin boys at a UK hospital. She is now back at her lagos residence with her family and new bundles of joy.
 Her fans has taken to social media platforms to celebrate the latest mother in town.
 See list of comments from her happy fans:


The internet space is agog right now as the brain behind Jenifa's diary fame - Funke Akindele Bello and her husband AbdulRasheed Bello popularly known as - JJCSkillz, just welcomed a set of twins (boys) into their family, the babies were born in a UK hospital.
 While the husband has children from his previous marriage, this is Funke's first child for him since they got married.
 A hearty congratulations to Mrs. Funke Akindele Bello from we all at updatescrib.


The body of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has printed Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for all new registered voters between 2017 and 2018 and they are ready for collection.

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this on Friday, December 21, in Abuja after the swearing-in of the new secretary to the commission, Mrs Rose Oriaran-Anthony.

 Prof. Yakubu also said that all the PVCs of those who requested for replacement and relocation of their cards ahead of 2019 general elections, had also been printed and ready for collections.

”The commission has printed all PVCs for new registrants between April 27, 2017 and Aug. 31, 2018.

”The last batch that we printed were for those who applied for transfer and relocation, and those who applied for replacement of damaged and defaced cards.

”This will be delivered immediately after the Christmas break. So we are happy to say that all 14.5 million or so new registered voters have their cards printed and delivered t…

TECH UPDATE: United States Army Invests Millions In Technology To Develop "Super Soldiers"

The US Army is investing millions of dollars in experimental exoskeleton technology to make its soldiers stronger and more resilient.

 Experts are promoting the investment as being part of a broader push into advanced gear to equip the new generation of so-called “super-soldiers.”

 Canada-based B-TEMIA, which first developed exoskeletons to help people with mobility difficulties derived from medical ailments such as multiple sclerosis and severe osteoarthritis, are collaborating with defence technology company.
Lockheed Martin Corp to develop the technology.

 With current equipment, soldiers deployed into war zones are bogged down by their critical but heavy gear such as body armour, night-vision goggles and advanced radios, all of which results in their gear weighing anything from 40-64kg (90-140lb), despite the recommended limit for individuals being around 23kg (50lb).

 Worn over a pair of pants, the battery-operated exoskeleton uses a suite of sensors, artificial intelligence and…

UPDATE: YBNL Boss - Olamide defends new song "Logo Benz" after claims that it promotes Ritual money.

Olamide and Lil Kesh, names were trending recently on social media platforms for wrong reasons

- Their new release, Logo Benz, has earned a lot of criticism from fans for seemingly promoting ritual killings for blood money

- The YBNL boss has finally reacted to the backlash the track has faced

Music is no doubt a very powerful tool seeing as it has a great influence on an individual. Singers also hold a great deal of influence when it comes to controlling some actions of their fans.

It is common for most Nigerian songs to be about beautiful girls and making money among other things. However, when some lyrics seem insensitive or has the potential to cause harm, it usually faces criticism.

Nigerian singer, Olamide and his former label mate, Lil Kesh, recently offended a number of fans after their new track, Logo Benz, was released. It is widely believed that the song promotes ritual money.

The tweet reads: “When @olamide_YBNL does amazing songs like "Shine" that talks about r…