It’s no news that Caitlyn Jenner has become estranged from the Kardashians ever since she and Kris Jenner got divorced in 2014, as well as coming out as transgender in 2015 and blasting her ex-wife in her memoir, The Secrets of My Life.
“I spend a lot of time by myself here in the house,” she tells Broadly in an interview that was conducted last fall. “I have a lot of children, but sometimes just because of circumstances, maintaining a close relationship with your kids is very tough. They all have lives. They’ve all moved on.”
“We’re just human beings; we’re going to be here for a very short time,” Caitlyn shared. “We come and we go and at the end, when it’s all said and done, hopefully, your family is going to be there.” Speaking in a new interview with Broadly, the 68-year-old Olympian gave an update on her relationship with her ex-wife’s daughters.
This comes after Caitlyn Jenner celebrated Kris Jenner, her youngest daughter Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian on Mother’s Day, leaving out Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian from the tribute amid their ongoing feud.
Argentina have announced goalkeeper Sergio Romero will not be able to play in the World Cup due to a knee injury.
Romero was expected to be Argentina’s number one goalkeeper for the World Cup, but will be unable to take the gloves in Russia following his latest injury setback.
The goalkeeper was expected to start in goal for Manchester United in the FA Cup, but manager Jose Mourinho selected David de Gea due to Romero’s lack of fitness
And the 31-year-old, who started the World Cup final as Germany edged a 1-0 win over Argentina in 2014, will now miss the chance to represent his country in Russia.
Argentina’s final 23-man squad was named on Tuesday, with Inter captain Mauro Icardi cut from the initial selection confirmed by coach Jorge Sampaoli.
As well as Romero, the other two goalkeepers in the squad are Willy Caballero of Chelsea and River Plate’s Franco Armani.
Argentina, who confirmed Romero requires surgery on his right knee, will announce a replacement for the goalkeeper in the coming days.
Arsenal have confirmed the appointment of Unai Emery as their new head coach, replacing Arsene Wenger at the Emirates.
The 46-year-old Spaniard arrives at the club following a two-year spell at PSG. He led the club to a domestic treble this season, but his contract was not extended and was replaced by Thomas Tuchel.
Emery told Arsenal’s official website: “I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game.
“Arsenal is known and loved throughout the world for its style of play, its commitment to young players, the fantastic stadium, the way the club is run. I’m very excited to be given the responsibility to start this important new chapter in Arsenal’s history.
“I have met Stan and Josh Kroenke and it’s clear they have great ambitions for the club and are committed to bringing future success. I’m excited about what we can do together and I look forward to giving everyone who loves Arsenal some special moments and memories.”
Former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was believed to be a front-runner for the job, but Sky Sports News understands he withdrew from the running due to concerns over the extent of the role he would have in the club’s transfer policy.
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said the club conducted a “rigorous” recruitment process, with Emery emerging as the unanimous choice.
“Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talent in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly”, said Gazidis.
“His hard-working and passionate approach and his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take us forward.
“We conducted a confidential, wide-ranging and rigorous search involving extensive background references, data and video analysis, and personal meetings with all the candidates we shortlisted.
“All were interested in the position and we were unanimous in our choice of Unai to drive the next chapter of our history.”
Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke described Emery as a “proven winner”, adding: “Several things stood out during his interview and the entire process; his football knowledge, energy, determination and love of the game.
“His familiarity with our club and our players, the Premier League and the game in Europe were all very impressive.
“He shares our vision to move forward, to build on the platform created by Arsene Wenger and help this club enjoy greater success. He’s a proven winner.”
For the first time since Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo launched his movement to stop a second term for President Muhammadu Buhari, he got a public response from his one time political ally yesterday.
When yesterday President Muhammadu Buhari raised the question as to the availability of power in the country after huge resources were spent on the sector, it inevitably brought to fore, the face-off between him and his one-time supporter and patron, Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo.
The setting for Buhari’s verbal assault was understandably political. The forum was a reception for members of the Buhari Support Organisation, BSO led by Col. Hammed Ali (rtd.) who had served as Buhari’s chief of staff before the president’s inauguration in May 2019.
Though President Buhari did not mention Obasanjo by name, the innuendo was evident as he asked: “where was the power after a former president claimed to have spent $16 billion on the project?”
“You know the rail was killed and one of the former heads of state was bragging that he spent more than 15 billion American dollars on power. Where is the power? Where is the power?” the president asked.
President Obasanjo had drawn the first blood when he earlier this year launched a broadside at the president over perceptions of clannishness, incompetence among other failures in the management of the country.
In a January 23 special press statement, President Obasanjo while summarising the failures of the present administration had called for a third force outside of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to salvage the country.
He particularly appealed to the youths of the country. He had said:
“Last time, we asked, prayed and worked for change and God granted our request. This time, we must ask, pray and work for change with unity, security, and progress,” Obasanjo said in that statement.
Obasanjo had followed suit with several engagements aimed at mobilising his Coalition for Nigeria Movement, CNM into force, sometimes openly provoking the thought of the populace on the failures of the incumbent president.
Besides launching the CNM, Obasanjo has also travelled far and wide within the country reportedly mobilising support for the movement against the return to power of the incumbent president.
The initial response from Buhari was a communiqué from the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in which the administration articulated its achievements in office. That response was civil and engaging.
That was not enough to dissuade the former president who apparently may have reached the reached the point of no return in his quest to address the crisis in the country.
It is a sort of irony for President Obasanjo who about this time in the last election cycle took an equally controversial role in mobilising support against the aspiration of President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term.
This is indeed not the first time that the two men have engaged themselves in opposite sides in an electoral contest since the advent of the Fourth Republic.
Buhari who has contested in all but one of the presidential elections of the Fourth Republic (1999) directly challenged Obasanjo’s bid for a second term in 2003 and was defeated in that election. Subsequently, Buhari was defeated in 2007 when he stood against Obasanjo’s chosen successor, Umaru Musa Yar‘adua.
Obasanjo had almost come out of his attacks on his successors almost coming out at all times almost unscathed. When he fell out with President Goodluck Jonathan, the former president did not directly attack his former benefactor’s personal integrity as Buhari has now done.
Yesterday, a close associate of Dr. Obasanjo was confident that Obasanjo was capable of defending his personal integrity.
Mr. Akin Osuntokun who served as Obasanjo’s media aide told Vanguard yesterday:
“I don’t want to know whether to call it deliberate lying or ignorance. These are issues that can easily be verified. The first time the issue came up it was during Yar`adua era, and it was also in the National Assembly. “First, Obasanjo never claimed to have spent $16 billion on power; it was those who wanted to demonise him that claimed it.
“What I know for a fact was that when this $16 billion was being bandied about, Obasanjo’s senior special assistant on power, Summonu wrote a memo to the late President Yar`adua that all that was spent on power was roughly about $6.4 billion, that the figure that they were bandying about was outrageous. Yar`adua then sent the memo to one of his top advisers and the guy then calculated the salaries, recurrent expenditure, overhead expenditures and all that was spent in the Ministry of Power from 1999 to 2007, bundled it with the $6.4 billion and came up with this outreagous sum.
“This was what Yar`adua was talking about. Any conscientious president would have availed himself of the facts,
“But I am sure Obasanjo is capable of accounting for himself and I am sure he will do so robustly.”
President Buhari earlier today granted audience to his 2019 political support group, the Buhari Supports Organization, led by the DG of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali. He met with members of the group at the State House in Abuja.
Aaron Schlossberg, a New York City lawyer, went viral last week after a video emerged of him going off on two women because they spoke Spanish in America.
Aaron told the women that his country took them in and the least they can do is speak English. After the video went viral, a lot of people called him out for being racist. An older video also emerged showing him going on a racist rant against a man on the streets of New York. This led to Aaron being kicked out of the office building where he works.
In the wake of his racist rants, Aaron suffered harassment from the press as they stopped him everywhere he went and he was filmed a couple of times running from them.
He has now gone on Twitter to apologize for his actions.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he is ready to be probed over the $16b Power Project carried out during his administration. Recall that President Buhari earlier today, mocked the former president for embarking on the power project that cost so much with no result to show for it. President Buhari said the former president had questions to answer.
In a statement released by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, the former president said he is ready for a probe. According to the former president, the power project under his administration has been documented in his book, My Watch, and that if President Buhari cannot read it, he should give the book to any of his aides to read and then summarise in a language he would understand….lol.
Read the statement below
‘It has come to the attention of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo that a statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari, apparently without correct information and based on ignorance, suggested that $16 billion was wasted on power projects by “a former President”. We believe that the President was re-echoing the unsubstantiated allegation against Chief Obasanjo by his own predecessor but one’.
Obasanjo argued that while it is doubtful that a President with proper understanding of the issue would utter such, it should be pointed out that records from the National Assembly had exculpated him (Obasanjo) of any wrong-doing concerning the power sector and has proved the allegations as false.
“For the records, Chief Obasanjo has addressed the issues of the power sector and the allegations against him on many occasions and platforms, including in his widely publicised book, My Watch in which he exhaustively stated the facts and reproduced various reports by both the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which conducted a clinical investigation into the allegations against Chief Obasanjo, and the Ad-Hoc Committee on the Review of the Recommendations in the Report of the Committee on Power on the Investigation into how the Huge Sums Of Money was Spent on Power Generation, Transmission And Distribution between June 1999 and May 2007 without Commensurate Result,” .
The former president said President Buhari should read chapters 41, 42, 43 and 47 of his book, ”My Watch” for his insights and perspectives on the power sector during his time and that if the president cannot read, he should give the books to his aides to read and then summarise to a language he would understand.
“If he cannot read the three-volume book, he should detail his aides to do so and summarise the chapters in a language that he will easily understand,” Obasanjo said
Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo today said any leader who cannot perform in office by providing leadership should get out of office.
Obasanjo, who spoke at the Lagos State University, LASU, Convocation lecture in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria said such a leader should not think of seeking re-election but to get out of office.
The former President, though, did not mention the name of President Muhammadu Buhari in his speech, but his words betrayed him and pointed to the president. Obasanjo spoke on the “Role of tertiary education in promoting social cohesion and peace: Opportunities and Challenges for Nigeria.” He said four needs were basic features anyone leading a country must be ready to bring to fore because they worked together.
According to him, “We need those four things. If for any reason, you, as a leader in any walks of life, you cannot give leadership, maintain good governance; you cannot understand what development is and maintain and cherish values within our cultures, you must ship out no matter any level of leader you are. If we continue with business as usual, our chances of development within the committee of nations will be very slim. We have to do things differently in Nigeria for us to get things right. If we do this, we will be reckoned with globally. But if we fail, the world will leave us behind. As a leader, you must be ready to Give, or get others to Give (delegate). And if you cannot do either of the two, you must Get out. If we don’t have them, we are deceiving ourselves. God has given Nigeria what it needs. But we will get there if we apply the three Gs,” he stated.
The former president stated that though the country had diversified ethic groups, the problem the nation had with diversity was lack of management which brought nepotism, favouritism and others into the polity, adding that diversity in the country’s ethnicity must not hinder equal treatment for all since everyone is citizens of the country.
President Buhari today said no matter how anybody feels or what they think, former military dictator, General Sani Abacha, contributed immensely to the infrastructural development of the country during his time in office.
President Buhari said this when he hosted the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), led by Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), today May 22nd.
According to the president, Nigeria’s civilian presidents before and after Abacha spent billions of naira in infrastructure yet have had little to show for it.
“I have to repeat what I want public to know here. Some of you may not have heard it. Either there is no power in your place or even in the television, I said and I challenge anybody to check from Europe, Asia and America. Between 1999 and 2014, Nigeria was getting 2.1 million barrels per day at average cost of $100 dollars per barrel. It went up to $143. So Nigeria was earning 2.1m million times 100 times 16 years seven days a week. When we came, it collapsed to $37-38 and it was oscillating between 40 and 54 sometimes. I went to the Governor of Central Bank; thank goodness I did not sack him; he is still there! I went with my cap in my hand but there were no savings, only debt. And you know more than I do the condition of the roads and some of them were not repaired since PTF days. No matter what opinion you have about Abacha, I agreed to work with him and the PTF road we did from here to Port Harcourt, to Onitsha, to Benin and so on. On top of other things in the institution, education, medical care and so on.
You know the rail was killed and one of the former Heads of State between that time was bragging that he spent more than $15billion, not naira, on power. Where is the power? Where is the power? And now we have to pay the debts and this year and last year’s budgets I took to the National Assembly were the highest in capital projects: more than N1.3trillion.
Let anybody come and confront me publicly in the National Assembly. What have they been doing? Some of them have been there for 10 years. What have they been doing? So, really, this country, luckily for me, I said it about eight years [ago] that we have no other country than Nigeria, we should remain here and salvage it together no matter what you have outside” he said