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EU referendum results: Britain votes to leave the EU

Brexit is official! With 16,737,273 votes for Leave, Britain has voted to leave the EU, breaking the winning post in the referendum. Leave won 52% to 48%, with England and Wales voting for Leave while Scotland and Northern Ireland voted for 'Stay'.


This exit has plunged the pound against the dollar to its lowest level since 1985 as Britain lurched towards Brexit. Sterling has crashed nearly 10% to $1.34, and by more than 6% against the euro. Gold is up nearly by 6% this morning. US markets were expected to open down 550 points on Friday morning. Trading in Tokyo was halted after stocks plunged nearly 7 per cent, while South Korea's Kospi tumbled about 4 per cent.
Crude oil prices also took a hit. As results poured in, a picture emerged of a sharply divided nation: Strong pro-EU votes in the economic and cultural powerhouse of London and semi-autonomous Scotland were countered by sweeping anti-Establishment sentiment for an exit across the rest of England, from southern seasid…

Jose Mourinho tables £35m offer for Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey

Man U manager Jose Mourinho is set to increase the bad blood between him and Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger as he has tabled a £35m bid for Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
According to the Sun UK, Mkhitaryan of Dortmund is Mourinho's first choice, but after watching Ramsey at the Euros, has ordered Man U executive Ed Woodward to trash out a deal for Arsene Wenger's prized asset.  Mourinho wants him to be Manchester United’s answer to Frank Lampard, and believes he could achieve for Man U what Lampard achieved for Chelsea.
Raiding Premier league rivals Arsenal for Ramsey  would be one of Mourinho’s boldest ever transfer moves as he knows he would face fierce resistance from Gunners boss  Wenger.

Breaking! David Cameron steps down as UK's Prime Minister following UK vote to leave the EU

UK Prime Minister David Cameron resigned today after his devastating defeat in the EU referendum. He had fought strongly for Britain to remain in the EU but lost. He said he will stay in post till about October this year when a new Prime Minister is chosen. He said the country requires fresh leadership.

Cameron's voice broke as he spoke outside Downing Street this morning with his wife Samantha in tears next to him. “We should aim to have a new prime minister in place by the start of the Conservative Party conference in October," he told the media after the country voted to leave the European Union.

The Brexit campaign officially passed the winning post in the EU referendum at around 6am today, triggering a political earthquake and panic in the markets. Nigel Farage earlier declared it to be 'independence day' and a 'victory for real people' as the Leave campaign racked up votes across England and Wales - defying the verdict of London, Scotland and most of the b…

Investors inject N760bn into stock market in three days

The unveiling of the new foreign exchange guidelines for the country by the Central Bank of Nigeria has prompted stock investors to pump huge amount of funds into the market, STANLEY OPARA writes
The Nigerian Stock Exchange reacted positively to the news of the unveiling of the new foreign exchange guidelines by the CBN last Wednesday as the market capitalisation soared by over N760bn, with investors committing huge sums to acquire more shares.
The move by investors to acquire more stocks at this time is hinged on their desire to re-enter the market when share prices are at their lowest, as the market is expected to recover after months of persistent fall.
Prior to the three-day straight gains last week, the NSE market capitalisation had stood at N9.284tn on Tuesday. But as of the last day of trading last week on Friday, the value of the market had soared to N10.044tn. Other variables like the All-Share Index, market turnover, share volume and deals also recorded significant appreciation.

Photos: Ooni of Ife and his wife attend golf tournament in the US

Zara Holland leaves Love Island reality show, days after being stripped off Miss Great Britain title for having sex on TV

Zara Holland, former Miss Great Britain winner, took to her Twitter handle to announce her sadness at leaving the dating program after hearing of her mother's illness, days after she lost her Miss GB crown for having sex with a housemate.
In a statement, published by Mirror UK, she said: "I'm so sad to leave the villa but it's important for me to get home and spend time with my mum while she gets better.

"I've had the time of my life on Love Island and would like to thank all of my fellow Islanders and the production team for all their support."
ITV added: "Our thoughts are with her and her family and we send all of our best wishes
After being told of the news of her crown being taken from her, off-camera, Zara returned to the villa in a fluster of emotion. She burst into tears before calling everyone to hear her cry.

Rivers, Bayelsa, Cross River and Akwa Ibom states thrown into darkness following breakdown of National Grid

Four states, namely Rivers, Cross River, Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom have been thrown into darkness following the collapse of the National Grid which occurred yesterday June 19th.

According to PM News, the Head of Corporate Communications at the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED, which supplies electricity to these states, yesterday notified its consumers in the four states that the National Power Grid had collapsed and so they will not be able to supply them power until the grid is repaired. He said PHED would however source for power from other alternative sources to consumers that are willing to pay for the power.

Donald Trump: Forget about the polls and the GOP infighting, I’ll win in November ‘one way or the other’

Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he will win the U.S Presidential election in November 'one way or the other'.

The Billionaire businessman said everyone should forget the polls, forget the short list of important endorsements and forget the GOP infighting, that he'll win the elections.

“We're going to go onto a great victory. It would be nice if the Republicans stuck together,” 
“I'm a different kind of a candidate, I think that I win either way. I can win one way or the other,” he said.

Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2B in cash, as Bill Gates makes big move into social media enterprise

Microsoft, today, announced that it is acquiring LinkedIn, the social network for professionals with 433 million users, for $26 billion, on $196 per share, in cash. The transaction has already been approved by the boards of LinkedIn and Microsoft.LinkedIn is keeping its branding and product. It will become a part of Microsoft’s productivity and business processes segment. LinkedIn’s CEO Jeff Weiner will report to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Read the letter Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent to employees about the buy after the cut.Team,I'm excited to share that today Microsoft announced a deal to acquire LinkedIn. You can see how Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, and I envision the opportunity ahead in this public presentation.This deal brings together the world's leading professional cloud with the world's leading professional network. I have been learning about LinkedIn for some time while also reflecting on how networks can truly differentiate cloud services. It's cl…

Peter Okoye, Banky W, Julius Agwu, Sound Sultan, others mourn the death of Stephen Keshi

Former Super Eagles captain and coach, Stephen Keshi died after a Cardiac arrest in the early hours of today Wednesday June 8th. Nigerian celebrities have been sharing tributes and mourning his death on Social Media. See more screenshots as you continue...

RIO 2016 Olympics: NOC unveils Red Sapphire as Exclusive Online Media Partner… Sets To Run a 30day Telethon Raffle

Nigeria: Ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games taking place in August, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), has unveiled Red Sapphire and Team Naija as the first-ever exclusive Online Media Partners (OMP) and exclusive Raffle Draw Operator of the Committee. 
At the formal unveiling just held at the prestigious Barcelona Hotels, Abuja the National Olympic Committee President, Habu Gumel, also unveiled the campaign theme tagged “We Believe, We Can”.
The RIO 2016 Olympic is billed to kick-off on August 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
The exclusive partnership gives Red Sapphire the right to run the NOC – RIO 2016 Telethon Raffle and to relay the Olympic Games via KairoswebTV and the TeamNaija website, Social media profiles and other selected media platforms.
In his keynote address at the unveiling ceremony President of the Nigerian Olympic Committee, Engr. Habui Gumel, called on all Nigerians and corporate organisations to support Team Naija as they prepare to ensure a grand successful outing at…