Monday, 19 November 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari starts presidential election campaign Again

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday put the fight against corruption at the heart of his bid for another four-year term, as official campaigning got under way for elections next year.

Voters go to the polls on February 16, four years after Buhari's landmark victory which saw him become the first opposition candidate in Nigerian history to defeat a sitting president.

The 75-year-old former military ruler goes into the vote with the power of incumbency but facing a groundswell of opposition to his record in office since 2015.

At a campaign launch in the capital Abuja on Sunday he maintained he had delivered on his promises to improve security, the economy and tackle corruption.

But he accepted there was still work to do so everyone can benefit, not just the few, adding: "Our choices will shape us, our economic security and our future prosperity.

"Nigeria, more than ever before, needs a stable and people-focused government to move the agenda for our country forward."

'Existential threat'

Soon after coming into office, Buhari pledged to recover what he said were "mind-boggling" sums of public money stolen during previous administrations.

His anti-corruption campaign, however, has yet to secure any high-profile convictions while his opponents accuse him of mounting a political witch-hunt.

On Sunday, he said graft remained "an existential threat" and that despite some gains, "there is still much ground to cover to stop systemic corruption".

"We are committed to deepening the work we started this first term such that the nation's assets and resources continue to be organised and utilised to do good for the common man."

Buhari also put job creation, diversifying the economy away from a dependence on oil, and education as central planks of his campaign.

All three are seen as important as some 60 percent of Nigeria's more than 180 million people are aged under 30, and the country is expected to become the world's third most populous by 2050.

Two-horse race 

Nigerian electoral law provides for 90 days' campaigning and Buhari is one of 78 candidates from 91 registered political parties contesting for the country's top job.

However the campaign is expected to be a two-horse race between Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Abubakar, a former vice-president under president Olusegun Obasanjo, is seen as having momentum, as disaffection with Buhari has grown within the APC in recent months.

Buhari's response to an escalation of violence in the long-running resource conflict between farmers and herders in central states has been perceived as lukewarm.

His political opponents - even within the APC - have accused him of using the security and anti-corruption agencies to target them, leading to a wave of defections.

Violence warning

Nigerian elections since the country returned to civilian rule in 1999 after decades of military control have been characterised by deadly political violence.

The 2015 election was notable for being largely peaceful, despite threats of attacks from Boko Haram in the northeast.

Security concerns, from the resurgent farmers-herders conflict to Boko Haram and bubbling unrest in the oil-rich south, along with political tensions are stoking fears this time round.

Buhari urged all candidates and their supporters "to go about their campaigns peacefully and decently".

"We have no other country, let us not set it ablaze because of politics," he added.

Twenty-four countries and the European Union meanwhile called for "free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections" as campaigning began.

"We urge all involved - political and non-political actors - to refrain from using hate speech and take a firm stance against violence," they said in a joint letter.

The signatories, including the United States, Britain, France and Germany, said they were "gravely concerned" about vote-buying, intimidation and interference in recent state governorship elections and party primaries.



By News24

P Diddy finally breaks silence on death of Kim Potter

Popular American rapper and business tycoon, P Diddy has broken silence over the death of his ex-partner and the mother of his three children, Kim Potter.

Potter, who dated the music mogul for 13-years, was found dead in her Los Angeles home last week Thursday.

Speaking after three days, Diddy on his Twitter page disclosed that his relationship with Potter was more than being ‘Best Friends.’

He lamented how the news of her death has affected him for the past few days.

Alongside a video with the deceased, the music icon wrote: “For the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare. But I haven’t. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you baby. I miss you so much. Today I’m going to pay tribute to you, I’m going to try and find the words to explain our unexplainable relationship.

“We were more than best friends, we were more than soulmates. WE WERE SOME OTHER SHIT!! And I miss you so much.”

Kim and Diddy have three children together, twin girls Jessie James and D’Lila, 12, and son, Christian Combs, 20.



By DAILY POST

Arsene Wenger has predicted that "robots" will replace real-life managers in 20 years time.

Wenger finished his tenure with the north London club in May following 22 years of service with the Gunners.

Currently enjoying life outside football, Wenger has previously hinted that he would like to get back into management at the start of next year.

He may have to make the most of it. The Frenchman has openly predicted that the influence of social media, technology and the development in such fields will make it harder for "old school" managers such as himself to stay involved in the game.

Speaking in an interview with beIN Sports, Wenger said: "I've said many times, you could imagine the next chairman who says that the social networks can make a change in the second half.

"That will become more and more entrenched. It will happen. I personally, would not accept it. I'm from the old school in that respect. But we're going in that direction.

"If you imagine the power of social networks. What is even worse, it's not the majority, the minority is the most extreme, it's a bit like the problem with democracy, it's a dictatorship of the minorities.

"It's not for me, there's something I call intuition, I grew up and used my own eyes. You can as well imagine that in 20 years, a robot will sit in front of you."


By squawka.com

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Davido meets Paul Pogba in Dubai [PHOTOS]

Nigerian superstar singer, David Adeleke, a.k.a Davido has met with Manchester United and France midfielder, Paul Pogba in Dubai on Friday.

It was the same night Pogba was also seen with Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi.

Davido had earlier in August met Pogba’s twin brother, Mathias at a party.

However, it was not clear what Paul Pogba and Davido discussed during their rendezvous.
But the Manchester United star, who also do music, did a small video with Davido, that has been trending.

The former Juventus star missed Manchester derby between City and Manchester United last week Sunday due to knock.

He was excused to missed Nations League match between Netherlands and France on Friday.

Here are Pogba and Davido in a video tweeted by Man United in Pidgin:



By Dailypost

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal departure made him feel 'lost'

Arsene Wenger has admitted he felt "lost" after ending his 22-year spell as Arsenal manager last summer.

The 69-year-old has been out of work since departing the Emirates in May, although he told Sky Sports he expects to return to the game early next year.

His current spell away from football is the first time he has not been coaching in over two decades, and he told beIN Sports: "I remember very well. I was a bit lost because you have time in front of you, which was never the case before.

"You always have a problem to sort out and when you have sorted it, there is another one coming straight away. The next game is always a target in your life.

"It's very difficult, but I took it as a challenge. I don't feel retired at all, I'm basically a competitor."

While Wenger says he will shortly be taking on his next role, he also admits he does not miss everything that the job entails.

He said: "There are many things I don't miss at all, like all the stuff around the game you have to deal with nowadays.

"But the day, the competition. The achievement that you can do it together, sharing emotions, sharing competitions, ups and downs - you miss that."



By Skysports.com

Nnamdi Kanu, vowed to expose how Jubril Aminu was transformed to replace ‘dead Buhari’ in London

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed to expose how Jubril Aminu was transformed to replace ‘dead Buhari’ in London.

The IPOB leader, while describing the act as evil, promised to shock Nigerians with the revelation on Saturday evening.

In a tweet he shared yesterday, Kanu said he will expose the evil work of a cabal in the presidency.

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed to expose how Jubril Aminu was transformed to replace ‘dead Buhari’ in London.


The IPOB leader, while describing the act as evil, promised to shock Nigerians with the revelation on Saturday evening.

In a tweet he shared yesterday, Kanu said he will expose the evil work of a cabal in the presidency.


“The transformation of Jubril Aminu to replace dead Buhari, an evil that will destroy the demonic #Nigeria and free millions of lives,” he tweeted.

“I will expose the dirty work of the Nigerian ruling cabal tomorrow on Radio #Biafra at 6 pm.

“Be ready to embrace the beginning of your freedom.”



By Dailypost

Neymar has laughed off rumours he cheated on ex-girlfriend Bruna Marquezine with Giovanna Lancellotti

The pair are both in London as Neymar, 26, prepares for Brazil's friendly against Uruguay at the Emirates tonight, while Giovanna takes in the sights.

After posting a picture of herself in the capital next to a phone box, Neymar messaged Giovanna to warn her it would only heighten speculation of their relationship.

Neymar, who has a seven-year-old son Davi Lucca from a previous relationship, wrote: "You in London, me too... here come fairytales, inventors of stories and affairs."

Giovanna responded: "Gee, you did not even tell me you were in Europe, you b******!"

Talk of Neymar's supposed relationship with Giovanna was sparked when her teenage sister Gabriela "liked" a comment from an Instagram user which read: "He [Neymar] always wanted Giovanna Lancellotti.

"Even when he was with Bruna Marquezine in Paris, he would take pictures of her. He was just waiting for Giovanna to finish dating to finish his with Bruna. He would stay with Bruna for pity, to help her in the time of depression."

But Giovanna has denied there is any romance in the air between her and Neymar.

Earlier this month she said: "We've always been friends. We have ten years [of friendship].

"I'm single and happy, I want to make that clear."

Neymar and film star Bruna, 23, were in a relationship for six years, splitting up a number of times in that period.
                                       Giovanna Lancellotti is a Brazilian soap opera actress

But the PSG ace - who has been linked with a sensational move to Real Madrid - decided to call it quits last month.

Bruna revealed: "We are finished.

"It was his decision. I am going to ask that this issue isn't prolonged because normally I don't speak about my personal life.

"I have a lot of respect and affection for him and for everything we went through together.

"I just want to clear this point up, because we are living through a critical and dangerous time, a time with a lot of hate and no, the breakup had nothing to do with that [politics]."

By Thesun.co.uk

Friday, 16 November 2018

Efe' Says I basically have like N75,000 left out of the N25 million I won at BBNaija


Efe Ejeba the winner of BBNaija Double Wahala, says the leftover of his N25 million prize money is N75,000.

The rapper made this known on Thursday in an interview on Hot FM.

“Yo man, I basically have like 75k in my account. It was 100k, but yesterday night, we went to the least expensive bar to chill with the 25k,” he said.

When asked about why he switched from rap to Afrobeats, Efe responded saying he needed a hit.

“It’s a total switch of vibe, I need a hit. On the other side, I am an artiste, evolving is one of the stuff. Right now, the vibe I am feeling now is the Afro vibe, it can switch anytime.

Speaking on the backlash he has received for his works, Efe said he has been used to criticisms since his childhood.

“Days back even as a young boy, I have been given the opportunity to prove myself. I don’t know, maybe because I always go beyond my mates or my level so I am used to it.

“I don’t care about how you feel about me or what you think about me, I always have a goal, I have my plans regardless of what it turns out to be.”


Watch the video below Link,

https://youtu.be/eNrkiTY_Z-o

British Prime Minister Theresa May vows to carry on as Brexit's hard liners try to topple her

British Prime Minister Theresa May is defying demands to quit as she battles to keep control of her fractious government long enough to deliver a Brexit deal that’s drawn ire from across the political spectrum.

Facing a revolt over her proposed exit agreement with the European Union, May said she would stay in office because the public expects her to see through their 2016 vote to leave the bloc in an orderly way.

But she has a major battle on her hands with adversaries inside her Conservative Party and could be fighting a formal leadership challenge within days. If that happens and May is forced out, the UK will be just four months away from leaving the EU with no sign of an agreement on the terms of a split, a deepening political crisis and the prospect of financial markets and the economy going into a tailspin.

“Leadership is about taking the right decisions, not the easy ones,” May said at a packed press conference in her offices at 10 Downing Street, London. “Am I going to see this through? Yes.”

May gave her defiant performance toward the end of another dramatic 24 hours in which the British political order was again thrown into disarray by what’s become the biggest challenge of the country’s post-imperial era.

Ministers quit

Thursday began with good news for May when European Council President Donald Tusk announced plans for a special summit on November 25 for leaders to sign off the Brexit deal. It was exactly what May needed to hear, with her government estimating that unilaterally ending more than four decades of EU membership could cost the UK as much as 10% in lost economic output in the long term.

But over the three hours that followed, four ministers, including her chief Brexit negotiator, resigned from her government because they regard her plan to keep close to EU rules as a betrayal of the promises made to voters.

Then, Jacob Rees-Mogg, the influential leader of a group of 60 rank-and-file Tories announced he had sent a formal letter demanding a vote of no confidence in May’s leadership - the process that could quickly lead to May being forced from power. A flurry of others followed, though the crucial threshold of 48 rebels has not yet been reached.

The insurrection followed May’s decision to force her Cabinet to back her Brexit deal at a crunch, five-hour meeting on Wednesday. Despite a heated argument, none of her ministers quit at that time - and May claimed victory. But her moment of triumph - and the relief it provided for business and finance leaders - proved short-lived.

“I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election,” Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab wrote in his resignation letter to May on Thursday. “This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust.”

Raab was quickly followed by Pensions Secretary Esther McVey, who had a blistering argument with May’s officials during Wednesday’s meeting and was said to have been left in tears. Two junior ministers also quit in protest, before Rees-Mogg opened a new front in the internecine war with their leader.

Lengthy grilling

May spent three hours answering questions in Parliament on the proposed terms of her exit deal with the EU. Ultimately, lawmakers will have to vote on it, and the opposition Labour Party said it was dead in the water before they even knew the details.

In a moment of high political drama, Rees-Mogg asked her directly why he should not write a formal letter to the party authorities calling for the vote of no confidence.

Then, at 17:24, May began her press conference. To start with, it sounded as if she was preparing the ground to resign. Serving in office is a privilege, but also a "heavy responsibility," she said. The pound was down 2% against the dollar as she prepared to speak.

But quickly the prime minister switched direction and took on her critics who are trying to get rid of her. The choice facing politicians is simple, she argued: Back her deal with the EU, even if they don’t like it, or risk a chaotic and economically damaging “no-deal” Brexit - or even no Brexit at all.

As she wrapped up, May joked with reporters, apparently unfazed by her ordeal and a precarious position that could still get worse.

The co-leader of the 2016 pro-Brexit campaign, Michael Gove, was silent all day, with his office declining to comment on reports that he, too, could be about to quit May’s cabinet. Two other ministers, Penny Mordaunt and Andrea Leadsom, are also said to be deeply unhappy and could also review their decisions to stay.



By News24


P Diddy’s Ex, Kim Porter found dead in her room

Popular American Rapper, P Diddy’s ex-partner and mother of his three children Kim Porter has been reported dead.

She died at the age of 47.

According to TMZ, the model who dated the music mogul for 13-years was found dead in her Los Angeles home on Thursday.

It was learnt that law enforcement agency got an emergency call to Porter’s Toluca Lake home around noon for a patient in cardiac arrest.

Although the cause of her death is yet to be confirmed but a source told TMZ that she’d been suffering flu-like symptoms, and possibly pneumonia, for several weeks.

A representative for Diddy also confirmed the news to TMZ, saying, “Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time.”

Kim and Diddy have three children together, twin girls Jessie James and D’Lila, 12, and son, Christian Combs, 20.



By Dailypost.


Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly asked his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez to marry him

Couple were spotted this week sporting new rings during romantic dinner in London with Georgina trying dresses

The Spanish beauty has said "Yes" and has started trying on wedding dresses, Portugal’s best-selling newspaper Correio da Manha has claimed.
Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to be wearing a ring while at dinner at Vela
Georgina Rodriguez appeared to flash a ring of her own earlier this week


The pair are living as man and wife in Italy and have a one-year-old daughter Alana Martina.

Georgina, who has backed the Juventus forward over claims he raped an American woman in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009, is also helping to raise the footballer’s other three children.

The couple were pictured wearing matching new Cartier rings during a recent romantic dinner in London.

Correio da Manha, referring to Georgina by her nickname Gio, quoted a source as saying: “Cristiano has already asked Gio to marry him and the wedding will take place, but few people know the details.

“All that is known at the moment is that Gio has already tried on some wedding dresses.”

Georgina, who met Cristiano in June 2016 at the Gucci store in central Madrid she worked at when he was shopping for summer clothes, sparked engagement rumours at the World Cup by showing off a stunning £615,000 diamond ring.

Earlier this year the footballer’s mum said of Georgina during a magazine interview about her son’s love life, children and his alcoholic dad Dinis who drank himself into an early grave in September 2005: “She is the mother of my grand-daughter.

"She is a future daughter-in-law. She’s not my daughter-in-law yet. She’s a future daughter-in-law. She’s a very calm person.”

The 23-year-old former shop worker has posted a number of social media messages showing her support for her partner since it emerged US police have reopened an investigation stemming from a 2009 complaint from Kathryn Mayorga who says Cristiano raped her.

She issued a gushing statement in support of him after a shock report in German magazine Der Spiegel alleged the football star paid Miss Mayorga £287,000 "hush money".

Posing in a mini skirt and black high heels, she wrote on Instagram that the former Man U forward was always able to “transform the obstacles” put in his path in a message signed off by five heart emojis.

Cristiano, 33, has described the rape allegations against him as “fake news” and described rape as an “abominable crime.”



By Thesun.co.uk


Premier League clubs have agreed in principle to introduce video assistant referees (VAR) from the start of next season

The Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A are already using VAR, which allows disputed incidents to be reviewed with the use of video replays, and the technology was used at the World Cup in Russia this year.

English clubs were provided with an update on this season's VAR trials, with key examples of its use in the FA Cup and League Cup discussed in detail.

"The League will now formally make a request to the International Football Association Board and FIFA to use VAR next season," the Premier League said in a statement.

The League has been using goal line technology since 2013.

The decision comes after contentious refereeing decisions overshadowed a 1-1 league draw between Southampton and Watford last weekend.

Southampton striker Charlie Austin demanded the introduction of VAR after his goal was disallowed by referee Simon Hooper, who deemed Maya Yoshida to have interfered with the ball from an offside position.

The introduction of the technology comes after clubs voted unanimously against its use in England's top flight during the 2018-19 campaign, instead agreeing to continue testing of the system.

"The Premier League's non-live testing programme will remain in place for the rest of this season, with a continued emphasis on those Saturday afternoons which have several matches being played concurrently," the League added.

The VAR system uses a match official who monitors video footage of the game for incidents that the on-pitch referee and his assistant referees might have missed, such as determining goals, red cards, penalties and cases of mistaken identity.

How VAR decisions are communicated to the fans in the stadiums will also be addressed, the league confirmed.

The use of VAR was hailed as a success by FIFA after the World Cup in Russia, which saw 455 incidents checked in 64 matches at an average of 7.1 per game. Those incidents led to 20 reviews, with 17 decisions changed as a result.

Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey believes the time is right for the league to use the technology, which should help the officials to make correct decisions during match-defining moments.

"I think it is a good thing. I know a lot of people are against it but we've got to embrace it now and move forward," he told the BBC. "We've seen this season a number of incidences that have been called wrong, especially this weekend when there were a number of goals ruled out when they shouldn't have been.

"I think as long as we get the training and education right, and we get the right personnel, that's the most important thing for me."

VAR will also be used in the Champions League from next season.



By ESPN

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Eko Atlantic Stop Davido from using its venue for his concert this December

Davido will not be holding his annual end of the year concert at the Eko Atlantic this December as previously planned.

It has been alleged that the managers of the Eko Atlantic City have barred the DMW boss from using its venue.

This news was shared by Davido on its social media pages as he informed his fans that the venue he planned on using, Eko Atlantic, is no longer his to use as it was not approved.

Davido then followed it up with another tweet which hinted that he knew the reason behind the denial and it was political.

It will be recalled that during the recently held elections in Osun State, Davido fully aligned with the People Democratic Party [PDP] in support of his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke, who was running for Governorship of the state.

Last year, the concert was held at the 'traditional home' of major events in Lagos, the Eko Hotel, which witnessed a packed capacity with the hall unable to contain the fans who had gathered.

This facilitated the need for a bigger venue leading to his intention to move it to the Eko Atlantic for this year's edition. Davido also revealed that this years edition, tagged 'City of David' concert will however go ahead on December 27, 2018 but is yet to announce a new venue.

Pulse has made efforts to reach Eko Atlantic for an official statement, but we are yet to receive any response.



By Theworldnews

Wayne Rooney ready to enjoy England farewell after pressure of 'Golden Generation'

Ahead of his final England outing against the United States, Wayne Rooney feels at ease enough to enjoy the experience.

Wayne Rooney is determined to enjoy his final performance for England on Thursday after admitting it was not always fun to play for his country.

The former Manchester United and Three Lions captain is due to come on as a second-half substitute when Gareth Southgate's side play the United States at Wembley.

Rooney scored a record 53 goals in his first 119 international appearances as the spearhead of the so-called 'Golden Generation', which included the likes of Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and David Beckham and was criticised for failing to challenge at World Cups and European Championships.

Now 33, Rooney concedes that the pressure to succeed for England meant playing for his country was not always enjoyable – something he does not expect to be the case this week.

"There were maybe times when I didn't enjoy it as much as I should," he said on Tuesday. "That was down to the pressure I put on myself which, obviously when you're in that mode, you don't want to admit is there.

"I've stepped back from that now and can analyse it, and see it was there. It makes you try too hard, makes you anxious, so you don't enjoy it as much as you should. It affects your performance, because you play your best football and put in your best performances when you're enjoying playing. And I'm going to enjoy Thursday."

The decision to grant Rooney a farewell match has prompted criticism from some quarters, amid suggestions it is unfair on younger talent looking to establish their place in the side.

It was also suggested to Rooney that his decision to return was motivated partly by the furore following his last outing, in a 3-0 win over Scotland in November 2016, after which it was claimed he gatecrashed a wedding while drinking. He insisted on Tuesday he "never entered the wedding" and bristled at the suggestion it ended his England career.

However, he insists he would never have agreed to come back for the USA match if it meant he would break the all-time appearance record held by Peter Shilton, who won 125 caps.

"I haven't been in the squad since the Scotland game, partly through not playing for Manchester United and the second part through making the decision to retire from international football," Rooney said.

"Speaking to the FA, we felt it was right, this was the way the FA wanted to move forward. If this was the game where I was going to take the record off Peter Shilton, for instance, I would never have done that."

Rooney is uncertain how emotional the occasion will be, having fought back tears when he broke Bobby Charlton's scoring record after netting in a 2-0 win over Switzerland in September 2015.

"I'm not normally one who shows my emotions that way but when I scored the penalty against Switzerland it was hard to hold my emotions back," he said. "There will be emotions on the inside."

However, he says he remembers only too well the last time he cried: "It was on the plane, trying to get my four kids to go to sleep!"



By fourfourtwo.com

Mugabe Former aide' Says Mugabe trusted his then deputy Mnangagwa and ex-defence force chief Chiwenga

Zimbabwean former president Robert Mugabe trusted his then deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa and ex-defence force chief Constantino Chiwenga more than those who "warned" him that the two were plotting a coup against him, his former aide has said.

According to NewsDay, Mugabe's former spin doctor and close ally Jonathan Moyo said the veteran politician never believed that Mnangagwa and Chiwenga would "betray him". 

Moyo said that Mugabe had truly believed that his two protégés would never turn against him.

Moyo said that if Mugabe had heeded the warnings, the November 2017 coup would have been stopped, adding that the coup plotters took a risk and were even surprised that it had paid off.

The Zimbabwean military temporarily took control of the southern African country on November 15 after internal feuding escalated in the ruling Zanu-PF party over Mugabe's succession.

The takeover, which the army said targeted Mugabe's corrupt allies, came days after the 93-year-old leader had fired then deputy Mnangagwa, who had strong military ties and was widely tipped as the likely successor, AFP reported.

'Great betrayal'

Mugabe's wife Grace had indicated interest in succeeding her husband.

The army's intervention was followed by mass street protests against Mugabe and a motion to impeach the veteran ruler who resigned in a letter to parliament as proceedings to recall him began.

The ruling Zanu-PF party then appointed Mnangagwa as Mugabe's replacement, leading to his inauguration as the country's president on November 24. 

Moyo said that Mugabe considered what his two former lieutenants did a "great betrayal" and "the utmost treachery".

"… Although he got various reports from different sources about the planning of the coup, president Mugabe did not believe those reports because he trusted Mnangagwa and Chiwenga more than he trusted those who gave him the reports," Moyo was quoted as saying.

"It is my considered judgment that president Mugabe genuinely and truly believed that Mnangagwa and Chiwenga would never countenance toppling him from power."

Moyo said he would give a detailed account of the events in the two books he was writing on why Mugabe did not believe Chiwenga and Mnangagwa would be associated with the military action to topple him from power.




By News24

Rob Kardashian's Says he “can no longer afford” $20,000 per month payments for child support

Blac Chyna has a message for her ex Rob Kardashian.

Following the report that the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 31, is looking to decrease his child support payments for their daughter Dream, Chyna, 30, seemingly explained that she doesn’t need any financial help from Kardashian.

“Work hard, Play harder! My s—! No Help! No Child Support! Stop the F—— Lies!” Chyna captioned an Instagram video, which shows her Rolls Royce, Ferrari and Bentley Truck all parked outside of her home.

Kardashian and Chyna first split in March 2016 and ended their romance a second time in February 2017 after making their relationship public in January 2016.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Kardashian claims he “can no longer afford” his $20,000 per month payments and is asking for a modification.

The father of one also claims that his volatile relationship with Chyna and the domestic violence restraining order she filed last year has damaged his career and is keeping him from earning money.

According to the outlet, Kardashian claims he stopped participating in KUWTK after his relationship with Chyna took a turn for the worse.

“I have not participated in the filming of any episodes since this summer when [Chyna] filed a request for a restraining order against me,” he says in the declaration, according to The Blast. “Her request was widely publicised and I was scrutinised by the media.”

Kardashian continues, “It has been an extraordinarily difficult time for me emotionally and I have no desire to continue participating in the reality show. I would like to maintain my privacy, try to recover from the emotional damage of the past several months, and explore other business ventures.”

The Blast reported that Kardashian previously earned a minimum $1 million salary from the show, but in 2018 he was only paid $50,000 per each episode he appeared in. He is allegedly not contractually obligated to appear on the show.

Kardashian reportedly says in the documents that his monthly income has dwindled from nearly $100,000 a month to less than $10,000 since their split.

Meanwhile, Kardashian claims Chyna’s career only benefited from the media attention surrounding their relationship and that her net worth has risen. Based on financial records, Chyna is allegedly worth over $1.4 million.

Reps for Chyna and Kardashian did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment.





By Msn

ANC still wants Gigaba to 'play integral role' in the party

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC says it still wants former Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba to “play an integral role in the party.”

Gigaba resigned on Tuesday and President Cyril Ramaphosa accepted his resignation.

He maintained that his resignation was not an admission of guilt.

“I did so after a long period of sustained and vitriolic public attacks on my integrity. I wish to state that my resignation is not an admission of guilt on my part,” he said in his resignation letter.

ANC spokesperson, Pule Mabe denied that Ramaphosa convinced Gigaba to resign.

Gigaba will remain a Member of Parliament and a member of the ANC's National Executive Committee.





By Msn

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo missed his catch while watching the ATP Tour Finals in London

CRISTIANO RONALDO dropped a clanger at the tennis before the ball hit girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez on the head.

Luckily the Portuguese superstar had his young son to thank by launching the ball back towards the court.

The Juventus ace was in London to watch the Nitto ATP Finals at the O2 Arena tonight.

Ronaldo, 33, had front-row seats with model girlfriend Rodriguez and son Ronaldo Jr to enjoy world No1 and top seed Novak Djokovic begin his campaign in the season-ending tournament against American giant John Isner.

Not one to stay out of the limelight, all eyes were on him when the ball sailed towards his direction but he missed the catch before it bounced up onto Rodriguez's head.

The trio all looked in good humour as they shared a joke before continuing to watch the action unfold on the court.

Ronaldo managed to keep his abs under-wraps this evening after last week's antics, wearing a black blazer with a white t-shirt, while Georgina opted for a red skirt with a black top.

Serbian Djokovic, 31, is the heavy favourite to lift the trophy come Sunday's final.

But his final showdown against Roger Federer could be in danger after the Swiss legend lost his opening match to Kei Nishikori yesterday meaning the pair could meet in the semi-finals instead.

Ronaldo is an avid tennis fan and was in attendance at the French Open in June before the World Cup to support good friend and fellow Nike athlete Rafael Nadal.

The pair teamed up earlier this year, along with musician Enrique Iglesias, to become owners of popular Madrid restaurant Tatel.

But despite his pal's forced absence at the O2 Arena this week due to injury, the Juventus star still went along to take in some high-class tennis.

Ronaldo was snapped in London last night checking into a £9,000-a-night hotel alongside Rodriguez and son Cristiano Jr.

That is despite playing the full 90 minutes of his side's 2-0 win over AC Milan in Italy just hours previously.

He scored, helped save a penalty and was forced to step in to try and calm down former team-mate Gonzalo Higuain in a fiery game at the San Siro.



By Thesun.co.uk

John Legend’s tear-jerking speech to Chrissy Teigen

John Legend recently honoured his wife Chrissy Teigen in the sweetest way during his speech at the Glamour’s 2018 Women of the year award.

Chrissy Teigen who was amongst the honourees shed a few tears as she was accepting her award which was presented to her by none either than her husband John Legend. In the heartfelt speech, the All of me hit maker described himself as a “trophy husband” and expressed how much he loved his wife.

Hi, everyone. I’m John. Also known as Chrissy Teigen’s trophy husband," he said jokingly in the introduction.

“Sometimes Chrissy likes to take me out on the town and show me off a little. Nights like this one, when people are taking pictures.”

The Grammy winner also shed a tear as he explained how he wasn’t the only person that adored Chrissy but so did the rest of the world,

“But I’m not the only one who loves her. Many millions of people who aren’t married or related to her love her too,” he said.

“Everywhere I go, I meet people, fans, who used to ask me for an autograph or tell me how much they love my music. Now, the number one comment I get from people who used to be MY fans is how much they love Chrissy.”

An emotional John also detailed how his wife who he welcomed his second child with earlier this year, was a humanitarian and had it not been because of social media the world would’ve missed out on her awesomeness.

“She inspires so many people and so many women. I mean, she’s the kind of woman you write songs about. Huge, international, award-winning songs…but this is about Chrissy,” John said speaking about his wife.

As Chrissy ascended to the stage in an all-white angelic dress she was left completely speechless,

“John didn't even cry when I was giving birth,” she said teasing her teary-eyed husband as she took the podium.



By News24

Dabota Lawson Says' I regret getting married in 2014

Ex-beauty Queen, Dabota Lawson has expressed regret over her marriage with estranged husband, Sunny Aku.

In a post on her Instagram page on Monday, the former Miss Nigeria, while lamenting decisions she made in life, said the only thing she did right was making the decision to keep her baby.

According to her, she regrets getting married to Aku in 2014.

The duo got married in 2014 despite a 35-year age difference between them.

Lawson wrote: “This weekend I spent a lot of time thinking and talking about past events in my life. My friends kept saying Dabota everything happens for a reason and you are who you are today because of all that has happened. But I said to them and myself NO!! I’m not so thankful, I wish I made better decisions and was careful before getting involved with certain things and certain people.

“I wish I could see the future of how some of my poor decisions will stay hunting me because they actually do everytime I win or do better it’s because I chose to and I took a right turn, not always because I’ve learned a lesson.

“The only thing I know is my mind and heart is just stronger, too strong for my own good, I’m almost not in touch with reality and strictly focused on pursuing goals and making sure everyone and everything around me is fine. I miss being carefree and the softness and innocence I used to have.

“I hate the fact that I have major trust issue and assume everyone has an ulterior motive around me. I mostly regret ever getting married in 2014 ( please keep all that lessons and whatever you think I got from it talk ) I hate the fact that I did ! PERIOD!

“The only I did right that keeps me going was making the decisions to go through with my pregnancy and have my child. My daughter is only thing I’ve done right in the world over 25 years of my life. That’s how I feel.”



By Dailypost

Conte content to wait until June for coaching return

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he is content to wait until the end of the season before taking up a new coaching role.

Antonio Conte insists he is happy to wait until June to get back into management despite speculation linking him with Real Madrid.

The 49-year-old has been out of a job since leaving Chelsea in July and has been the frontrunner to replace Julen Lopetegui in the Spanish capital.

Santiago Solari has completed a perfect audition for the job, however, winning his four games in temporary charge, and is expected to be given the position on a permanent basis.

That does not appear to bother Conte, though, who admits that he is in no rush to get back into management and is content to wait until the end of the current campaign before taking a role.

"Do I see myself in an important dugout soon? I see myself at home today," he told reporters.

"I'm recharging my batteries at the moment, watching a few games and following some of my colleagues.

"For the type of coach I am, I prefer to wait for June to find a new job."

When asked if he sees himself coaching in Serie A again, the former Juventus boss said: "Never say never. I'm Italian, I feel good here and I'd like to work, without excluding going abroad of course."



By fourfourtwo.com

Pope asks U.S. bishops to delay sex abuse reform vote

The Vatican has told the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay a vote, set to take place at their annual meeting, on measures to halt sexual abuse by priests.

On the eve of the conference, US bishop leaders received a Vatican order demanding they wait to vote until after a global summit on sex abuse set to take place in Rome in February, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo announced on Monday in his opening remarks.

Speaking on his "disappointment" with the decision, DiNardo said: "We are working very hard to move to action."

"And we'll do it. We just have a bump in the road," he added at the conference in Baltimore, Maryland being held through Wednesday.

Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, said the Vatican's decision aimed to make sure that "our decisions can be informed by listening to our brother bishops from around the world".

But he also called for an interim, informal vote ahead of next year's gathering.

"It is clear that the Holy See recognises the urgency of this issue, and is placing great importance on the February meeting, understanding that the present crisis is not limited to one or a few countries, but that it is a watershed moment for the universal Church."

After virulent criticism of its handling of cases of sexual abuse by priests, the US bishops' conference had announced in October several key measures that were to be put to a vote.

American clergy leaders proposed a new code of conduct, alert mechanism and investigative committee led by people who do not belong to the American Catholic Church.

In August, a grand jury report revealed credible child sex abuse allegations against more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania for crimes on at least 1 000 children.

The report described a Church hierarchy that often actively seeks to cover up cases of sexual abuse and protect the aggressors.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who was bishop of Pittsburgh from 1988 to 2006, was repeatedly cited as one of the Church leaders who helped to cover up the scandal.

Wuerl's predecessor in Washington, Theodore McCarrick, resigned from the Vatican's College of Cardinals in July.

McCarrick, one of the most high-profile Catholic leaders to face abuse claims, was accused of sexually abusing a teenager nearly five decades earlier.

In October, the bishops' conference announced the launch of a hotline to report abuses.

Some 6 721 priests have been accused of sexual abuse in the United States for alleged acts that took place between 1950 to 2016, according to the group Bishop Accountability.

It counts around 18 565 child victims.



By News24

Monday, 12 November 2018

Michelle Obama reveals she smoked 'Marijuana' as a teenager In her new book ‘Becoming’



Former United States first lady, Michelle Obama, in a recent interview with 2020 spoke about her memoir, ‘Becoming’ in which she briefly mentioned smoking marijuana when she was young.

When asked why she decided to include that information in the book, Obama replied, "that's what I did."  

She went on to explain why she mentioned her brief time experimenting with marijuana, saying "that's part of the becoming story. Everybody had something that they had to work through, something that they were figuring out. So why would I hide that from the next generation?"  

In the book, Michelle Obama also opened up on her struggles with infertility, miscarriage and how she was able to conceive her two daughters through IVF.

Stan Lee has died.


Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics whose creations made him a real-life superhero to comic book lovers everywhere, has died at the age of 95.
 

Lee, who began the business in 1939 and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man, among countless other characters.

He died early on Monday morning Nov. 12th at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Lee's final few years were tumultuous. After Joan, his wife of 69 years, died in July 2017, he sued executives at POW! Entertainment, a company he founded in 2001 to develop film, TV and video game properties for $1 billion alleging fraud, then abruptly dropped the suit weeks later. He also sued his ex-business manager and filed for a restraining order against a man who had been handling his affairs.

And in June 2018, it was revealed that the Los Angeles Police Department had been investigating reports of elder abuse against him.  

Lee catapulted Marvel from a tiny venture into the world's No. 1 publisher of comic books and, later, a multimedia giant. In 2009, The Walt Disney Co. bought Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion. Stan was worth $70million at the time of his death.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

A Dutch team hired a stripper to interrupt their match this weekend

DUTCH fans boosted their country's reputation for "sexy football"... by hiring a busty stripper to invade the pitch during their team's game.

Ex-Chelsea and Holland legend Ruud Gullit coined the phrase to describe his home country's fluent style of play.
But hardcore fans of third-tier Rijnsburgse Boys took things further last Saturday - paying adult entertainer Foxy to disrupt their home clash with AFC.

The tattooed blonde cavorted on the field, clad in little more than body paint and black socks and trainers.

Waving a flag, she exchanged banter with an amused player before escaping via a gap in the fencing.

However Rijnsburgse failed to rise to the occasion, putting in a limp display to lose 6-2 to their Amsterdam-based visitors.

Twenty-something Foxy said afterwards: "You want it to be a warm day if you run onto a football pitch. I needed a hot drink afterwards.

"After my streak I went on to my next job. I normally do strip shows, but this was a welcome change. I could certainly do it again."

Ex-Dundee striker Yordi Teijsse, 26, played for AFC, with his twin brother Kenny scoring their third goal.

AFC are top of the Tweede Divisie - Holland's third tier - with Rijnsburgse seventh in the 18-team league.




By Thesun.co.uk

Monday, 5 November 2018

South African coach Stuart Baxter names Bafana squad for Nigeria clash

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has named a 23-man squad to play Nigeria in their crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.

South Africa will welcome the Super Eagles to FNB Stadium on Saturday, November 17 for a Group E clash.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

Baxter's charges convincingly beat the African giants 2-0 in the first-leg at the famous Godswill Akpabio Stadium in June last year courtesy of goals from Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau.

After four rounds of (of six) matches played, the Super Eagles lead Group E with 9 points, one ahead of South Africa, who have accumulated 8 points from two wins and two draws. 

Libya are in third place with 4 points, followed by the Seychelles on 1 point.

The top two sides in the group will progress to next year's AFCON tournament to be held in Cameroon from June 7-30.

Meanwhile, Nigeria have once again left out captain Mikel John Obi for the match after naming their squad last week.

FULL BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD:

Goalkeepers

Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Darren Keet (Wits)

Defenders

Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Kaizer Chiefs), Motjeka Madisha (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siyanda Xulu (Maritzburg United), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates), Thulani Hlatshwayo, S'Fiso Hlanti, Buhle Mkhwanazi (all Wits), Thamsanqa Mkhize (CT City)

Midfielders

Vincent Pule, Thembinkosi Lorch (all Pirates), Fortune Makaringe (Maritzburg), Lebohang Maboe, Hlompho Kekana, Tiyani Mabunda (all Sundowns), Teboho Mokoena (SuperSport), Thulani Serero (Vitesse)

Strikers

Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg), Percy Tau (Royal Union), Dino Ndlovu (Zhejiang), Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns)


by News24

Chelsea Coach' Maurizio Sarri has confirmed that Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater are not in his tactical plans

Maurizio Sarri has confirmed that Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater are not in his tactical plans this season, but added that he will rotate his team more during the frantic festive fixture schedule.

Moses established himself as a key figure at right wing-back under Antonio Conte, but Sarri's arrival has seen Chelsea switch to a 4-3-3 formation and the Nigerian is once again battling for minutes on the wing with Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian.

Drinkwater, a £30 million signing from Leicester City in the summer of 2017, has not featured in any competition for Chelsea since the Community Shield in August and Sarri suggested that the England international will not be playing for him any time soon.

"I think the situation is that Drinkwater for me is not suitable for a midfield with two other midfielders," Sarri said. "I told him two months ago what I think.

"Moses is more suitable for playing wing-back than like a winger or a full-back, I think. I don't know [if they have a future at Chelsea]. They have to improve but their characteristics are a little bit different."

Sarri has used just 19 different players in the Premier League this season -- Wolves (17) are the only team to have fielded fewer -- and several of the players on the fringes of Chelsea's squad have publicly expressed frustration with their lack of minutes.

But as the domestic schedule intensifies in December, Sarri said he expects that situation to change.

"We have used 26 players in official matches [in all competitions] this season so the rotation at the moment is this, but I don't know in the future," he said.

"If you look only in the Premier League the situation is that, you are right [only used 19 players] but I have to look at all competitions: 90 minutes are 90 minutes. You have to look at the League Cup, Europa League and the national team.

"I have to look also to the minutes in the national teams. So I think the rotation is good. Every moment was done only between the Europa League, League Cup and Premier League but in the future it will be different.

"If you look at December and January, you need to change also in the Premier League because we will play every three days in the Premier League. So we need to change in the Premier League."


by ESPN

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Leicester footballers in Bangkok to pay respects to Vichai


Players and staff from Leicester City were set to arrive in Bangkok on Sunday to attend a mourning rite for the club's chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, whose death last week in a helicopter crash stunned the Premier League club.

Sunday marks the second day of a week-long ceremony held at Wat Thepsirin, one of Bangkok's most famous temples which typically serves as the site for funerals of very important Thais.

Over the coming days Thailand's business and political elites are expected to visit the temple to pay their respects, while monks will chant Buddhist verses over the duty-free mogul's body.

Vichai, 60, died last week, along with four others, when his helicopter crashed and burst into flames moments after taking off from Leicester's pitch following a match.

His death sent shockwaves through Leicester, where the charismatic Vichai had become a beloved figure in the club and the city – a feat rarely achieved by the Premier League's foreign owners.

It was under Vichai's ownership that Leicester crafted one of the biggest fairytales in English football history by winning the 2015/16 Premier League, having started the season as 5 000-1 outsiders for the title

On Saturday the team played at Cardiff City, their first match since his death, with players from both teams coming together to pay their respects before the game.

Massive banners featuring Thailand's flag saying "R.I.P. Vichai" moved across the stadium, and the crowd observed a minute of silence. Fans wore T-shirts with Vichai's picture on it, underneath the words "The Boss".

After the match, 13 members of Leicester City – including manager Claude Puel, striker Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki – boarded a chartered flight to Bangkok, according to a statement from Vichai's company, King Power.

Along with director of football Jon Rudkin, the other players attending are all part of the first-team squad.

They are team captain Wes Morgan, defenders Harry Maguire, Christian Fuchs and Ben Chiwell, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, James Maddison, Marc Albrighton and Andy King.

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel –- who is believed to be the closest of all the Leicester players to Vichai – will also attend the funeral.

A King Power spokesman also added that Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, the daughter of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, is expected to attend Sunday's ceremony.



by News24

Chelsea are pushing Eden Hazard to open new contract talks

Chelsea are pushing Eden Hazard's minders to open new contract talks - immediately.

The Telegraph says Chelsea want to pounce on the managerial uncertainty at Real Madrid by reopening contract talks with Hazard.

Hazard is understood to be waiting for a sign whether Real will make a move for him before making a decision over the new contract tabled at Chelsea.

But with Real in disarray following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui, Chelsea hope the uncertainty will provide a window for them to renegotiate with the 27-year-old Belgium international.

Hazard has spoken openly by staying with Chelsea beyond the end of this season.



by Tribalfootball.com

Monday, 1 October 2018

Liverpool manager, Klopp admits Mohamed Salah is UNHAPPY - 'How could he be?’

But the Reds boss is far from concerned with his star man's dip at the start of the new season.

The 2018 PFA Player of the Year has struggled to replicate his sensational displays from his debut 12 months at Anfield.

Salah has three goals and one assist in seven Premier League games so far.

And the 26-year-old forward has looked far from his best in recent games against PSG and Chelsea.

Klopp decided to hook the Egyptian in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge when Liverpool were trailing their title rivals.

Substitute Daniel Sturridge struck with two minutes to go to rescue the Reds.

But Klopp, while he admits Salah expects more from himself, insists there is no panic in the Liverpool dressing room yet.

Asked if the player was happy with himself, Klopp replied: "Of course not. How could he be? It's a normal situation.

"But now that's what you have a manager for. We will talk about it.

"It's easy for me because I don't read what you write, maybe the boys do a bit more but that doesn't make too much sense at the moment because you will all dissect (the issue) - a big nice cut and you will find pretty much nothing.

"That's how it is, no problem whatsoever. It's all fine.

"As long as he is working like he works and gets into the situations that he gets in, I'm completely fine and everything will be okay."

Salah was linked with a potential move to Real Madrid during last season before he saw his campaign cruelly brought to a premature end in the Champions League final.

Since his shoulder injury in Ukraine, Salah could not help Egypt get out of their World Cup group in Russia.

And he has looked off the pace in the Premier League.

He has the chance to bounce back, though, on Tuesday away to Napoli in the Champions League and on Sunday in Liverpool's crunch showdown with Manchester City at Anfield.





by Dailystar.co.uk

Wayne Rooney poses by the Rocky statue after his two goals at the weekend

WAYNE ROONEY posed to next to Rocky Balboa's statue after delivering a knockout blow to Montreal Impact on Saturday.

The former England international scored twice, including a half volley from 40 yards, as DC United thrashed their opponents 5-0.

Rooney's match-winning performance ensures his side are closing in on a play-off spot.

And he celebrated by enjoying a family day out in Philadelphia where Coleen and their four children posed by the famous statue of the boxer.

It is one of Philly's most famous pieces of art and is situated near the steps which became synonymous when Rocky sprinted up them in the third film.

DC United have five games left of their season and are two points behind Montreal who occupy the final Eastern Conference play-off spot.
             Wayne Rooney scored twice including a 40 yard volley at the weekend

But they have the advantage with a game in hand.

Rooney said of their late charge: "We've been building momentum at the right time. We've put ourselves in a great position."

"It's obviously great to score five goals,

"It gives us more confidence and especially it's great tonight to have so many attacking players score goals."

Cristiano Ronaldo, apologised to a model minutes after raping her as she screamed,bombshell court papers claim


CRISTIANO Ronaldo apologised to a model minutes after raping her as she screamed: "No, no, no!", bombshell court documents claim.

Kathryn Mayorga, 34, alleges the football ace, 33, attacked her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. He denies it.

Explosive legal papers seen by The Sun lay bare shock allegations facing the former Manchester United hero.

American Kathryn Mayorga, 34, alleges that the £100million Portuguese forward raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room nine years ago.

Ronaldo, 33, strongly denies the claims — calling them fake news — and says the sex was consensual.

He reportedly previously agreed to pay Ms Mayorga £287,000 to stop her pursuing criminal charges — ­which could have seen him jailed for life — ­­and gagged her from going public.
                       Ronaldo and Kathryn Moyorga, now 34, in the Las Vegas nightclub in 2009

But her lawyers are now trying to overturn that settlement and she has spoken out for the first time.

Court documents lodged by her lawyers state: "Cristiano Ronaldo pulled the plaintiff into a bedroom and on to a bed and attempted to engage in sexual intercourse."

It said the plaintiff refused, tried to cover herself and was screaming: "No, no, no".

It adds: "When Cristiano Ronaldo completed the sexual assault, he allowed her to leave the bedroom stating he was sorry, he was usually a gentleman."
Mayorga, 34, alleges that Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room nine years ago

The alleged rape is said to have happened in the early hours of June 13, 2009 — one day after The Sun revealed that the goal wizard had snogged Paris Hilton in a Los Angeles nightclub.

The pair were spotted together in Hollywood's posh My House nightspot as news broke that Manchester Utd had accepted a mega-offer for Ronaldo from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

At the time of the alleged attack, Ronaldo, then 24, was in Las Vegas on holiday with his brother-in-law and cousin.

Budding model Ms Mayorga, then 25, was ­working in Rain nightclub, inside the Palms Casino Resort and met the star in the venue's VIP area.

Paparazzi pictures showed the pair chatting, before he invited her and a friend to his penthouse suite — room 57306 at the Palms — "to enjoy the view of the Las Vegas Strip".

The luxurious suite featured a Jacuzzi on the balcony.

Ms Mayorga claims she refused to get into the hot tub because she did not want to ruin her dress.

She said Ronaldo offered her some clothes to wear and told her to change in a bathroom.

The court papers claim that while she was changing, Ronaldo walked in, exposed himself, and asked her to perform a sex act.

In an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel, Ms Mayorga said: "This guy that is so famous and so hot . . . he's a frickin' loser and a creep."

She said she refused to engage in the sex act, but kissed him after he promised that he would let her go.

She recalled: "He starts to come on to me very strong.

"And he starts to do stuff to me and touch me and grab me. I pushed him away and kept saying, 'No'."

She stated that, a short time later, Ronaldo pulled her into a bedroom and raped her while she cried: "No, no, no".

After the alleged attack, she claimed Ronaldo said he was a "good guy"" except for the "one per cent".

She told Der Spiegel: "After he assaulted me, he wouldn't let me leave. And he was calling me, 'Baby, baby'.

"He gave me this look, this guilty look. Almost like he felt bad.

"I don't remember but I'm pretty sure he said, 'Sorry', or, 'Are you hurt?'

"And by this time, he's . . . on his knees. He says the 99 per cent thing."

Ms Mayorga said that she angrily asked Ronaldo if he had Aids.

She told Der Spiegel: "I was like, 'You have to tell me if I have a disease. Do I have a disease?'

"And he's like, 'No, no. I'm a professional athlete and I get tested every three months. I couldn't play my game with a disease.' "

Ms Mayorga went to the Las Vegas Police Department later that day and was examined in hospital.

Evidence of the alleged rape was documented and photographed.

She later hired a lawyer and in 2010 negotiated a £287,000 out-of-court settlement.

As part of that deal, she agreed never to go public with her allegations. But she is now trying to overturn the settlement.

She says she signed only because she was "terrified of retaliation" from Ronaldo and of "being publicly humiliated", court papers claim.

She told Der Spiegel that she was now coming forward after seeing sex abuse victims tell their stories as part of the #MeToo movement.

Her lawyers have accused Ronaldo and his team of a "criminal conspiracy" to obstruct the investigation into the alleged crime and are suing for damages which could run into millions.

Ms Mayorga is even claiming in legal papers that he had a "confidential source" within the Las Vegas Police Department.

The court documents — filed by Mayorga's lawyers at Clark County District Court, in Nevada — also claim that the footballer hired a team of "fixers" to follow her around and dig up dirt on her.

And, according to the document Ronaldo admitted to his legal team that she said "stop" during the alleged rape.

They claim that the World Cup star confirmed "she said 'No' and 'Stop' several times".

Der Spiegel also claimed that Ronaldo wired Ms Mayorga £287,000 from a company, based in the tax haven of the British Virgin Islands, that held his advertising and sponsorship revenue.

The magazine alleged that "as such, it appears that Ronaldo paid for the Las Vegas case using sponsor money".

Leslie Stovall, Ms Mayorga's lawyer, referred to disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein and jailed actor Bill Cosby when discussing the case.

He told Der Spiegel: "These serial sex offenders appear to me to be enabled by . . . a team of lawyers and others who go out and use these agreements to suppress prosecutions, and it enables these people to continue to engage in sexual assaults."

Mr Stovall said that he had filed the civil complaint to declare the non-disclosure agreement against his client void.

They will also be seeking damages against Ronaldo.

Mr Stovall told Der Spiegel: "The purpose of this lawsuit is to hold Cristiano Ronaldo responsible within a civil court of law for the injuries he has caused Kathryn Mayorga and the consequences of those injuries."

Ms Mayorga, who has just quit her job as a teacher, has gone into hiding.

She told Der Spiegel she has suffered clinical depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder following the alleged rape.

She explained: "I've had like these serious breakdowns. And again, blaming of the rape.

"And I blame him, and I blame myself for signing that thing."

Lawyers for Ronaldo have threatened to sue Der Spiegel over the "blatantly illegal" claims.

The Juventus star also hit back at the slurs himself, telling his followers during an Instagram live video: "No, no, no, no, no. What they said today? Fake, fake news.

"They want to promote (themselves by using) my name. It's normal. They want to be famous to say my name, but it is part of the job. I am a happy man and all good."

The player's lawyer Christian Schertz said in a statement last night that the Der Spiegel report was "an inadmissible reporting of suspicions in the area of privacy".

Ronaldo's lawyer Schertz said he would seek compensation from Der Spiegel for "moral damages in an amount corresponding to the gravity of the infringement".
Ronaldo denied the allegations in a video on his Instagram

He said it was "probably one of the most serious violations of personal rights in recent years".

Las Vegas Police Department has spoken to Ms Mayorga several times in recent weeks – sparking claims that they may re-open the rape investigation.

Sexual assault does not fall under the US statute of limitations in Nevada — which means it can be investigated despite occurring nine years ago.

Both Ms Mayorga and Mr Stovall did not respond to requests for comment by The Sun by the time we went to press.

Lawyers for Ronaldo also failed to respond to a request for comment.

Multi-millionaire Ronaldo is one of the biggest names in world sport and regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.

He has been named world player of the year five times and transferred to Juventus from Real Madrid this summer for £89milllion.

The Italian club and the Las Vegas Police Department yesterday also declined to comment on the latest revelations.








by Thesun.co.uk

Zinedine Zidane has Jose Mourinho to assure him he's not plotting to take his job

Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has called Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho to assure him he's not plotting to take his job.

Zidane has been heavily linked to take over the Manchester United job from Mourinho - with the Portuguese under massive pressure at Old Trafford.

United have reportedly held initial talks with former Real Madrid chief Zidane, who is currently a free agent.

But The Sun reports Zidane has phoned Mourinho to ease his fears and reveal that his representatives questioned whether he would like the job if it became available.

They also claim Mourinho has been given a week to turn his misery start to the season around.






by Tribalfootball.com