Nigerian Breaks Guinness Record By Cycling 100km With Ball On His Head

Harrison Chinedu, a footballer, cycled a total of 103.6 kilometers across Lagos without dropping the ball.

CNN says Chinedu may have broken the Guinness World Record for the farthest distance traveled with a football on the head.

If successful, he will not only break an existing record, he would also have created a new one, the news network reports.

It will take around 90 days for the Guinness World Record body to verify and confirm the results.

Chinedu, who played professional football in Cambodia, told CNN he discovered the skill during his 10-year professional football career.

He said he then read about the Guinness World Record and set out to do something extraordinary.

“I did it because I wish to share my God-given talent to the world and to encourage the young ones to do something that has never been done before,” he said in a phone interview from his home in Lagos.

According to Chinedu, the most challenging part of his trip was cycling on the Eko bridge, one of the three bridges connecting the Lagos mainland and Lagos Island. It sits over the Lagos lagoon and is 3.43 kilometers long.

Chinedu said with the help of policemen and Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officers he was able to navigate through heavy traffic, bumps and potholes on the road.

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About Jailing Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Breaks His Post-election Silence

President-elect Donald Trump has backtracked on the suggestion he would jail his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton if elected, now saying he has more important things to focus on.

Throughout his election campaign, the Republican hit out at Clinton over the investigation into her use of a private email server during her role as secretary of state, suggesting he would launch a fresh investigation if he won the White House.

However, he has now said pursuing a prosecution of his former rival is low down on his list of priorities, telling the Wall Street Journal: “It’s not something I’ve given a lot of thought, because I want to solve health care, jobs, border control, tax reform.”

During the second presidential debate, Trump stepped up his previous suggestions he would investigate Clinton, saying she would be in jail if he were president.

“I’ll tell you what. I didn’t think I’d say this, but I’m going to say it, and I hate to say it. But if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation, because there has never been so many lies, so much deception. There has never been anything like it, and we’re going to have a special prosecutor,” Trump said.

“It’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country,” Clinton responded.

“Because you’d be in jail,” Trump shot back.

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Angelina Jolie Breaks Silence On Her Divorce With Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie has broken her silence on her split with Brad Pitt, following his first public appearance since the divorce proceedings began.

This week, Pitt was cleared of child abuse allegations, following the investigation by the Los Angeles Country Department of Children and Family Services into an incident involving his eldest son Maddox on a private plane on 14 September.

Reacting to the news, a spokesperson on behalf of Jolie released a statement:

“The job of the DCFS is to make sure the children are in a safe and secure situation. As we said earlier this week, childcare professionals encouraged a legal agreement accepted and signed by both sides that was in the best interest of the children. Angelina said from the beginning that she felt she had to take action for the health of the family and is relieved that after their 8-week involvement, the DCFS is now satisfied the safeguards are put in place that will allow the children to heal.”

When news of the breakdown of the marriage broke in September, Jolie’s attorney Robert Offer released a statement that read: “Angelina has filed for dissolution of the marriage. This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time.” This is the first time that Jolie has spoken out since.

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Sacked NUJ Chairman Storms Press Centre with Thugs, Breaks into Office

The Kaduna state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has accused the “impeached” chairman of the union, Mallam Garba Mohammed,  of forcefully  breaking into the chairman’s office following his removal from office.

Garba, according to a statement by the council secretary,  Mallam Dauda Idris Doka, stormed  the Press Centre, along Warf Road, Kaduna, on Tuesday with thugs, wielding dangerous weapons and broke into the office  office which was locked.
Doka said incident had been  reported  to the police by the state executives of the NUJ.

Mohammed was removed at a congress meeting which held on September 7, 2016 while he was on pilgrimage in Mecca for allegedly failing to hand over  documents, the cheque book and the council’s vehicle to his deputy, Mrs Zhiroh Jatau, thereby crippling  the smooth running of the council.

Doka, while affirming the impeachment of Garba in the statement, said:  “In a brazen show of force, Mallam Garba arrived at the premises of Kaduna Council Secretariat with a few armed members and thugs.

“They were very unruly, and wielded machetes and knives, creating tension in the secretariat and environs. They then forced open the office of the acting Chairman.”

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Five Injured In Abuja As Police Breaks Traffic Rule

No fewer than five persons were seriously injured on Monday in an accident that occurred when a police bullion van driver broke traffic regulation.

A witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the accident occurred on Sani Abacha barracks road involving a police vehicle’s driver.

He said the driver of the police bullion van, “roforce” number NPF 2647D, Agada Daniel of the police FCT commands, allegedly drove against the traffic.

“The driver of the bullion van decided to take one way and with the rate of his speed, it rammed into an Abuja painted taxi marked Kaduna, DKA 601XA.

“As a result of the speed, the driver collided with the oncoming vehicle; another painted taxi driver,’’ he said.

He said four of the injured are staff of the Halogen security company in Area 3, FCT.

According to him, driving against the traffic has become norms for the police and the military, mostly on Maraba axis.

“It is so unfortunate that the law makers are the law breakers in this Country,’’

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Gbajabiamila Breaks Silence Over Budget Padding Scandal

The Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has broken his silence over the budget padding scandal rocking the lower chamber, following accusations of budget fraud made against Speaker Yakubu Dogara and others by former appropriations committee chairman, Abdulmumin Jibrin.

Mr. Gbajabiamila had remained silent since the House descended into a crisis that has drawn the attention of anti-corruption agencies, and sparked calls for the Speaker to step aside.

Mr. Gbajabiamila gave his position via emails sent to members of the House on Monday. A lawmaker shared the message with a reporter.

The Lagos lawmaker circulated emails to colleagues after some unknown people sent text messages around suggesting he was part of a group working discreetly to force a leadership change in the House.

The anonymous message was sent from phone number 08119106894.

It reads,”Plot to destabilize the leadership of the House of Reps has taken a new dimension as the AGF working with Gbajabiamila, Jibrin & SGF has (sic) drafted charges to arraign and detain principal officers of the House so that the transparency group who recently met with Tinubu’s wife will effect a leadership change with Gbajabiamila as Speaker and Jibrin as Deputy. This is why Jibrin did not mention Femi in his allegations. The 8th House won’t be anybody’s rubber stamp. We will resist them like the senate resisted them.”

But Mr. Gbajabiamila, in his email to lawmakers, denied claims made in the anonymous message.

He said, “Since the budget controversy that engulfed the House about a week ago, I have pointedly maintained a dignified silence. I did this for the sake of the institution I represent and which I have laboured hard to grow and protect, knowing that whatever I say could be impactful both within the House and outside it.

“I was determined to keep in place the glue that holds an otherwise fragmented House, protect its integrity and at same time avoid eroding the little confidence and vestiges of hope Nigerians have in us.

“I am being dragged into an arena I tried very hard to stay out of only for the good of the House. The Speakership election has come and gone. The election was divisive and acrimonious but I have since worked hard to heal the wounds some of which still fester amongst members on both sides.

“It is my responsibility to bring all tendencies in a House I lead together and I have worked well with the Speaker and all other Principal officers in a bipartisan manner and in the interest of the institution and members.

“It is clear that our budget process needs radical reform and very quickly too. Yes, allegations have been made but I strongly believe judgment should not be passed based on allegations. We operate a constitutional democracy and we must at all times submit to its dictates and ethos. All parties are innocent until otherwise proven. This should be our guide. I plead with all members. The mudslinging must stop.

“This text message, which desperately seeks to finger me in some macabre plot to destabilize the House is a throwback and echoes our dark post Speakership election history. The resurfacing or resurgence of the faceless text messengers will not help us as a House and let me quickly add that it will fail.”

“My strongest critics and biggest political adversaries in the House cannot deny the fact that my commitment has always been to strengthen the legislature and its processes and our democracy as a whole. I consider everyone a friend and colleague and urge that as we collectively work towards a stronger legislature and strive to deepen our democracy, we do not pull back the hands of the clock nor lose sight of the enormous responsibility placed upon us by providence as members of a critical arm of government.”

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Ronda Rousey Breaks Silence After Getting Knocked Out By Holly Holm

Two days on from the most shocking night in the short history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, when undefeated bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey found herself coming to on the mat after a knockout kick from Holly Holm, the dethroned champ has broken her silence, reports SF Gate. There was widespread concern when Rousey was taken to the hospital after the fight, having taken a beating beyond just the knockout blow, but she took to Instagram to assuage her fans’ fears.

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Khloe Kardashian Finally Breaks Silence About Lamar Odom’s Hospitalization

Khloe Kardashian has finally broken her silence about her estranged husband Lamar Odom’s recent hospitalization.

“The past week has been incredibly difficult,” Kardashian wrote on her website Tuesday. “I am so thankful to family, friends and fans, who have sent nothing but prayers and well wishes to Lamar.”

Kardashian, who married Odom in 2009 before separating in 2013, also thanked the staff at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.

Odom, 35, was rushed to a hospital last Tuesday after he was found unconscious at a brothel in Nevada. He was in a coma for three days before regaining consciousness. On Monday, he was moved to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to continue treatment. The incident is under investigation.

“You can never be prepared for an experience like this, but without the outpouring of love and endless prayers that Lamar has received and the strength I was given from my loved ones, it would have been difficult to endure,” Kardashian wrote. “Thank you for your continued support. God is great!!!”

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Man Breaks Into Church, Does The Unthinkable On Altar

Police are searching for a man who broke into a Massachusetts church, donned the priest’s robes and committed a lewd act at the altar.

Surveillance footage released by Cambridge police shows the identified man inside St. Sava Serbian Church after he entered through an unlocked door around 3:15 a.m. on September 29.

Police say he put on priest’s clothing and then walked around the empty church for about 45 minutes before stripping down and performing “a lewd, sexual act on the altar of the church.”

The incident was discovered when the church’s priest, Alexander Vlajkovic, reviewed surveillance video. Church members say the man also left behind a mess of soda and wine.

“There’s a strong sense of violation throughout the community,” Church Board President Alexander Pogorzelski told Fox25. “We had to perform a consecration before we could perform another liturgy because of the desecration.”

The church is now keeping its doors locked between services.

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Kourtney Kardashian Steps Out After Split, Scott Disick Breaks Silence On Social Media

Kourtney spent the morning working up a sweat with her sisters Kim and Khloe Kardashian. In the evening the trio hit the town looking absolutely angelic in radiate white dresses. It was Kourtney’s first appearance in public since news of the split broke on Monday, and she looked like she was ready to have a fun night.

The sisters, who were filming an upcoming episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians while going out for a girls’ night at Casa Escobar in Westlake, California, shared a cute selfie on Instagram.

With their tongues out, it’s hard to imagine the girls weren’t sending a message to Kourtney’s ex.

Meanwhile, Scott didn’t seem too upset about the split. The 32-year-old broke his social media silence with an Instagram post on Tuesday encouraging his followers to “party with me this Friday in Vegas.”

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Toke Makinwa Breaks Silence On Marital Crisis

Toke has finally opened up about her marriage to Maje Ayida after it was revealed that her husband impregnated Anita Solomon. She finally spoke up on her Instagram. Read what she said below:

“The amount of emails I have received from women across the world going thru difficult situations is heartbreaking. (Thank you all for sharing). In a world where the popular belief out there is that women hate each other, women can’t stand each other, etc. I have gotten emails/calls from women sharing their own personal pain and that is courageous. I can’t reply everyone, (even though i honestly wish i could.)It is Funny how God uses even the most unbelievable things to bless you. I have been given a voice, a platform, (i don’t even know how it’s all happened) but I woke up one day and I found God and with that came purpose“

“It’s never about you, as hard as it seems, sometimes you go thru things not for you but for the people around you who need direction, a word of prayer or more. May God heal every broken heart out there, may his light give you the courage to begin to love yourself. It is tough being a woman, the pressure is real. You don’t have to be a victim, you can rise above it all. Do not let society tell you otherwise. Be Bold, Be Strong. Trust God’s purpose for your life and keep shinning. *And Yes, to all the people asking, there is a Vlog this week.