Thursday, 20 December 2018


Mourinho, 55, was relieved of his duties on Tuesday after a dismal run in the Premier League, which sees the club languish in sixth place and 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool.

While his successor has already been unveiled in the form of interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Portuguese tactician spoke to Sky Sports News on the streets of London just a day after departing Manchester.

When asked about his feeling towards the decision, he simply claimed it was 'game over' for him after the meeting with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward decided his future.

"We could speak about so many good things, [some] not as good, but that's not me," Mourinho said.

"It's finished. Manchester United have a future without me and I have a future without United."

However, he refused to open up about the internal details of his stay at the Red Devils and stated he'd like to leave his tenure 'in the past.'

Having seen his contract terminated that was meant to run until the end of the 2019/2020 season, the former Real Madrid head coach did eventually make an official statement towards the United supporters via his agency.



When you meet someone who comes from a broken family you probably won’t know it right away. They’ll do their best to blend in, to watch their words, to make sure they seem like everyone else.

It’s a habit they’ve picked up over the years; how easy it is to look like all the rest; how easy it is to perform the same dance and routine. Wear the right clothes. Say the right things. Don’t let your guard down. Never allude to the fact there’s something missing.

And what is missing? This is the question that continues to haunt them. Was it losing their parent at a young age? Was it the divorce? the abuse? the memories that can’t seem to go away? Was it because they had to grow up faster than everyone else?

Not every broken person shares the same story and their story lives inside of them triumphantly defiant, an anchor holding the weight of their heart down, but the hollowness feels easily similar all the same. They don’t know how to quite pinpoint when it all seemed to fall apart. All they know is that they fell; and hard.

When you start dating someone from a broken family, at first it might all seem too easy. That’s because it is. You’ll ask them about their upbringing, their background, what their family’s like, and without blinking they’ll gloss over the ugly details with just enough relevant information you’ll actually believe you’re getting the real story.

It’s not that they’re trying to be deceptive or misleading. They just know it’s easier this way. For both of you. They know no one wants to hear about the long nights spent in the hospital waiting room wondering if their father’s okay and no one wants to talk about how their mother fucked them up or how their sibling was an addict or about how the pain from a broken home still lingers in the back of their mind regardless how many times they will
it away.

No, none of these are great first date topics. Even second, third, fifth dates just never seem appropriate for this kind of insight into their life. They’ve inherently always felt strange, in a way they don’t know how to communicate, in a way they hope won’t make you walk away from them forever. In the beginning they’ll keep it up – this nervous charade. Letting you in just enough to know the way their lips taste when they get drunk enough to kiss you in public but just far away you’ll never know what they’re like in the morning when their hair is messy and they’re quiet in their movements. It’s the game they play keeping you close enough to the wall but never so close you might actually get the chance to break through. 

It’s not fair, they know, but they aren’t sure how to love someone in any other way. By now they’ve learned the subtle way to bite the inside of their lip and let the blood flow when you mention your family, the home you grew up in, the holiday traditions you’ve known for years. These things make them uneasy, jealous, even a bit threatened, in a way you’ll never be able to understand.

They don’t know what that’s like – to know you can go back to the same address you knew as a kid. Stability has always come at a cost to them and because of that they’ve learned to never expect anything from anyone. They’ll keep it up and keep it up until you’re both exhausted and
weary, rolling around in bed sheets, laughing about something completely mundane, when they realize in a moment they’ve let their guard down.

A moment that means nothing to you can mean everything to them. They’ve been longing for this – this undividedness and sense of belonging they can actually touch. So they think for a moment maybe this is a place they can get comfortable – the space between you and them isn’t that far, really, when they think about it. They wonder for a moment if they could even call this space with you home, and if, for once, they might actually have found something real, something tangible in another human being. Immediately they push the thought away and remember they’re not good enough for something like that. A home. Love. A relationship that could actually work. No, these are not the things that happen to bad people, to broken people, to people who come from an unconventional home.

So that’s what you must remember when you love a person from a broken home – there will be days when they simply feel like they don’t deserve you or your love or this beautiful life you’ve created together. It’s the feeling deep down on their darkest days that they’ll never be enough. When you love a person from a broken family don’t try to fix their issues or understand everything about where they came from – just a little bit of space for them to flourish is all they need to grow.




Following the sack of Manchester United coach, Jose Mourinho, reactions has been all over the place by several people including Wizkid who jokingly said that Mourinho would probably be in Eko Hotel by the next day. This is because it’s common knowledge that Mourinho is a lover of hotels as he spent two and half years living in a hotel.


Nigerian musician Timaya sure knows has given one of his signees continental boy popularly known as king perry leaving many people stunned on Instagram by buying a new 2018 Dodge charger worth $35,190 which is approximately N12.7m. The award-winning singer took to his Instagram page to share photos of the brand-new luxury car which he described as a 'little Christmas gift' for the King Perry.


Wednesday, 19 December 2018


When it’s the real thing you aren’t looking at your phone for bits and pieces of potential validation or interest. You put your phone down because the only person whose attention matters is the one in front of you.

Where you once believed every excuse someone told you, every lie, every reason plans had to change or something couldn’t work out, now you look at someone who tells you every reason it can. When it’s the real thing you aren’t paranoid or thinking too much about saying the wrong thing or doing the wrong thing. Almost relationships tend to thrive on your self doubt. They make you think it’s you that’s done something wrong. It’s you who messed up. But when it’s the right relationship all the person cares about is making you feel sure of them.

Where you once thought it was your job to convince someone to fall for you as you overcompensated and tried every which way to get their attention this person teaches you it’s about who meets you halfway. Relationships are all about the chase and making sure you get close but never close enough. Meanwhile this new person pulls you in and holds you tight saying something so simple like, ‘I’m happy here.’ 

While these two relationships are almost completely opposite, and you can’t even compare them but you still manage to. Good relationships are the ones that feel like it doesn’t fit but in actuality it’s everything you deserve.

You deserve someone who is sure of you.
You deserve someone who answers.
You deserve someone who shows the fuck up.
You deserve someone who wants you as much as you wanted someone else.

And I know what it’s like to doubt them, I know what it’s like to be afraid, I know what it’s like to be comfortable alone you fear letting anyone in.

When you choose an almost relationship you aren’t just choosing someone you are pinning after, you’re choosing an ending you know, an ending you’re comfortable with, Wishful thinking and mixed signals make you want something to be there that isn’t. In your heart you know regardless of how much you try you can’t convince someone to care and be what you need.



Children are known to have fewer weight related problems, most especially in regard to their health. However, overweight children may likely grow to become over weight adults thereby exposing them to diseases such as heart problems and diabetes later in life. They are also likely to develop stress and low self-esteem.
One of the major causes of Obesity in Children is genetic factors, another culprit is like of physical exercise, and unhealthy eating habits is yet another, in rare cases however, it could be caused by an hormonal imbalance, even if I say obesity runs in the family not all children in this category will be overweight. 

Now let’s take a quick look at some major remedies to Obesity in Children.


The major remedy to look out for is your child’s diet. Obese children should adopt low-fats low calorie diets you need to help them stick judiciously to it as a parent, because it is quite difficult having quite several limited foods to eat for a long period of time. To add to it you could enrich your kids with foods rich in fiber, fruits and vegetables.


Eating right is half the equation for optimal weight and fitness; regular physical activity is the other half.Yes, this so because eating right in combination with physical exercise does the job better, the trick to this is to start slowly, you do not want to force an already obese child who is not physically fit to start a rigorous exercise, a daily walk for about 30 minutes can get the job started.


Prevention they say is always better than cure! In this regard, research has found out that prevention is the best way to tackle obesity in children. This means eating a healthful diet based on vegetables, fruits, legumes and engaging in physical activities.



Monday, 17 December 2018


Party make-up

Party make-up has to be right if you want to look beautiful at Christmas. The key to looking great for your Christmas party is to put on your eye shadow first. Then apply your foundation and any other make-up you want to wear. This way you know that any loose eye shadow won’t fall in places you don’t want it.

Simple up ‘do

Christmas is such a frantic time that it can be difficult to find the energy to fuss over hair styles. Yet if you want to look fantastic then one of the best beauty tips you can master is the art of simple hairdos. If you want to put your hair up, try twisting one section from the front of your hair; once twisted pin into place at the back of your head. Repeat with the other side. Then take the remainder of your hair and tie a messy bun. This look is elegant, simple and more importantly quick.

Glittery lips

Nothing shows Christmas like glitter and slathering some sparkly goodness on your pout will bring you some Christmas cheer this year. To master the look, line your lips with a light-colored lip pencil and add foundation to the corners of your mouth. Then apply a creamy lipstick using a lip brush before using a flat brush to add on your glitter. You can finish with a gloss. To glam up your lips even more add some clear lip gloss. One thing to bear in mind if you’re considering having glittery lips for a Christmas make up is that drinking, eating and kissing may be off limits; so weigh up your priorities before donning a glitter pout.

Combat alcohol

Although you may like sipping a tasty mojito or cosmopolitan, your skin doesn’t. Alcohol dehydrates you and can leave your skin dry, grey and dull. To make sure your skin glows despite the endless flow of

alcohol over the festive period your moisturiser won’t be enough. Instead invest in some cleansing milks that contain hyaluronic acid. You could also apply a brightening face mask; look for ones that contain alpha-hydroxy acids, as this natural acid helps to destroy dead skin skills, firm up skin and moisturise. Alternatively, try these booze-free mocktail ideas.

Tired eyes

All those nights partying to Mariah Carey and Wham! is bound to leave even young eyes looking tired. To make sure you stay looking bright and alert over Christmas give yourself a little eye massage to get rid of puffy eyes. Begin at the corner of one of your eyes and work your way up, between your brow bone and your eye, rubbing as you go until you reach the outer edge of your eye. Repeat along your lower lash line. Also, be careful about where you apply your blusher as applying it too high can make you look tired.

Flat stomach For most of us, a flat, washboard stomach is like the elixir of life – a distant, priceless dream that will never become a reality. Yet we have a few tricks that might make that flat tummy achievable. Firstly, try taking peppermint capsules or aloe vera juice. Each do a fantastic job in supporting the digestive system and both can help you achieve a flat stomach by preventing bloating. So that you can look amazing in your Christmas outfit, you can also cut out certain foods that can cause excessive gas and bloating. Try to limit things that contain refined sugar, or fermented products like cheese and alcohol.

Have a great time

We’re about to reveal one of the best beauty Christmas tips of all time, so sit comfortably and listen up. Here it is: enjoy yourself. It sounds so simple, but whatever you’re up to this Christmas, make sure you spend time with people you like and spend at least some time with people who make you feel good about yourself. Having a great time is the perfect beauty treatment because when you’re having a great time it shows: your skin glows, your eyes brighten and everyone warms to you and wants to spend time with you.


Apples are not just crunchy, sweet and satisfying but are also a smart diet that can help protect against serious diseases like heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more. You can consider them your healthy secret weapon. 

You've heard it a zillion times: "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." Turns out there's more truth to that than you might think. Studies have shown apples have powerful health benefits, particularly when it comes to fighting chronic diseases that kill millions of people each year. Here's a short list of how eating more apples can help keep you healthy.

1. Protects Your Heart. Multiple studies show apples are good for your ticker—in multiple ways. Their high fiber content has been shown to help improve cholesterol levels (lowering bad LDL cholesterol and increasing good HDL cholesterol) people who eat whole fruits—including apples—are less likely to develop high blood pressure. women who eat
apples reduce risk of heart disease.

2. Helps You Lose Weight. One medium apple can help fill you up for under 100 calories—so it's no surprise that apples can help with weight loss. Turns out it's what form of apple you eat that counts. people who eat apple slices before a meal feel fuller and more satisfied than people who will have applesauce, apple juice or no apples at all. starting a meal with apple slices helped people eat an average of 200 fewer calories compared to those who skipped the apple slices. What kind of apple you eat may make a difference too. 

Apples have fewer carbs and more non digestible compounds—including feel-full fiber—compared to McIntosh, Golden Delicious and other common varieties. The compounds also help feed healthy gut bacteria, potentially lowering the risk of some obesity-related problems.

3. Fights Cancer
Apples rank second only to berries in antioxidants, making them superheroes when it comes to fighting cancer. In fact, an analysis of several Italian studies found that eating one or more servings of apples a day helped lower the risk of colorectal cancer more than eating any other fruit. Other studies in humans have found that eating apples can be helpful in preventing lung and prostate cancer. Don't toss the peel, though—that's where most of the cancer-fighting antioxidants are found.


Friday, 14 December 2018


There is always that special time when we want to hang out with our family, to spend that cool and wonderful moment with our loved ones. If you are resident in Abuja or you are planning for a visit, try to check out this lovely place to have fun and relax with your family.


The largest and foremost park in the FCT, lucky you because you and your family will sure have all the natural air and comfort you need in this park! Very cheap and affordable too as no fees are charged at the entrance, all you need is to hire a mat which goes for as low as N200, then get the desired food and drinks you want for you and your family. A perfect setting for a family Picnic.


Enjoy the only near beach Experience in Abuja as you take a trip to Jabi Lake garnished with trees and an open field for the perfect relaxation. Your Family will be thrilled to take a horse ride,skating, and cruising on the boat, which costs N1500.


I remember my first experience in magic land then called (Wonderland), it sure was a whole lot of fun, as I enjoyed the bumper ride to the fullest. It is an ideal place for kids to have fun, this place leaves every family yearning for more. This Park located in the Maitama District of Abuja is the best place for you if you like picnics and outdoor fun. Visitors can also play games, walk around or just relax on the lush grasses in the park.


This mall is a fun place to hang out with friends and loved ones on weekends and even weekdays after work. You get to shop, try new dishes, and watch the latest movies and lots more.




Nollywood actor Yul Edochie took to his twitter page Thursday to react to the reports of backstabbing and lack of genuine love in the movie industry, in his words he said:

“They say there’s no love in Nollywood, I laugh.

“Brethren there’s no love anywhere, not only in Nollywood.

“The world is tough, it’s a jungle out here. My advice: Don’t wait for anyone to love you, love yourself, help yourself.

“Work hard, pray and do what’s right in the sight of God.”
This is coming hours after popular comedian, Ayo Makun revealed that Nollywood is a backstabbing community.


Nigerian artistes, Davido, Wizkid and Burna Boy have emerged with the most nominations in the 2018 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.

Wizkid emerged the most nominated artiste in most categories including Best Male MVP, Best Pop, Best Collaboration, Digital artiste of the year, Video of the year, Listeners’ choice, Viewers’ choice and African artiste of the year. Davido and Burna boy also had nominations like the coveted African artiste of the year.

Nigerian artistes: Davido and Burna Boy are close behind, with several nominations including the coveted African artiste of the year alongside Diamond Platnumz, Sarkodie, Yemi Alade, South African rappers – A.K.A, Nasty C and Tiwa Savage.



Benin city, the intriguing capital of Edo state is a well deserving tourist attraction in Nigeria. It also the center of Nigeria’s rubber industry and palm nuts for oil. Amidst the richness of rubber and palm nuts lies some beautiful places you can explore when you pay a visit to Benin city.

The Oba’s palace

The Oba of Benin’s palace is a sight to behold. I don’t think there is anything more interesting than a palace.A visit to Benin without a palace visit is like bread without butter because you will get trilled by the historic adornments and ornamentswhich are great sights to behold

The Benin Moat
This is no new place as the Benin moat is one of the largest man-made earthworks in the world. It served as a defensive measure for invaders in the ancient Benin.

Igun-eronmwon Quarters

This also called igun street and a cultural heritage site by unesco. This is a home to brass/bronze casting industries in benin and a great tourist site. It is also an opportunity to witness bronze castings if you haven’t witnessed it before.




The 28-year-old tore the medial collateral ligament in his right knee in Saturday's 1-0 defeat by Arsenal.

Australian international Mooy will also miss the Asia Cup in early January.

Club captain Tommy Smith tore his hamstring against Arsenal and will be out until January, while midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri is due to return in February from a broken collarbone.

"I'm gutted to be missing an important time for club and country," said Mooy, who has started 15 times for the Terriers in the Premier League this season.

Terriers boss David Wagner said: "The news on both Aaron and Tommy is not something we wanted, but injuries are part of football; we have to deal with it, manage it and carry on into this important December period.

"For now, this creates opportunities for others."


Thursday, 13 December 2018


In the modern-day dating world, it is one big conundrum to find a prince amidst countless frogs. Guys aren’t as wicked sharp as you may believe and actually let you know what’s up if you wake up and open your eyes.

Yet, for some reason, it is easier to ignore the truth and fantasize. Darlings! when a guy shows you who they are, do yourselves a favor and listen to him. Every moment we have is sacred so please love yourselves enough to wait for the right guy who deserves your magnificence. 

Here are signs that the guy you are courting is the real deal:

He’ll treat you like the goddess that you are. That means he will not take you for granted or play games with your heart. In essence, when a man cares about you and is a keeper, your pain will be his pain and he won’t bear to disrespect you or tarnish your spirit in any way. If you see any signs that he gets a kick out of hurting you or disrupting your peace, that is a huge red flag to give him the middle finger and go on your merry way to someone who deserves you! 

You will not be hidden from his friends, family, or anyone else for that matter. I understand if the two of you would like to maintain some form of privacy, but the guy who really takes you seriously will want to show you off. Transparency is key. If you sense that is he is trying to maintain his singledom and is only taken when in your presence, that is a sign right there that he is unsure, shaky, or cowardly. Get out
before he breaks your heart. 

The guy that is right for you will not lie. He will want to share things with you and be an open book, at least 99% of the time. I understand if he is a faulty human being and spews out a white lie here and there, just as you might as well. There is a difference between purposely lying for the sake of lying and mistakenly leaving out something you might care to know. I don’t care what this guy’s explanations are and you don’t need to have this type of relationship. It is not your job to fix him or beg for the truth. Liars are usually crazy anyway. Next!

He will be consistent. He won’t be an indecisive coward who is on one minute and off the next. It is either a yes or no dude! You aren’t the type of girl who waits around for a guy to make a decision about whether or not you are the one for him. You deserve someone who totally wants you and makes that clear through his unending, constant steadiness. Leave this unpredictable douche before he disappears for good, trust me. 

A man that is deserving of your attention and admiration will be emotionally and mentally stable.He will have emotional intelligence and be easy to communicate with. It is no fun dealing with someone who has a ton of unresolved issues that he sucks you into. Drama is not that fun when it’s an everyday affair. These types of relationships are frighteningly draining and will leave you gulping for air. So, look for men who are pretty simple and straight forward. Complex and dark isn’t the way to go.! 

Say goodbye before it’s too late and the damage has been done. Good luck finding love! In the meantime, keep slaying it girls!


Tuesday, 11 December 2018


Today on Zone Reality, we will be focusing on the male gender. Reasons are that the male genders are complicated and rigid in so many ways.

Men are known as the less emotional sex; they are supposed to be bastions of stability; the rock in the middle of storm, the James Bond when there is an action to be displayed and unflappably cool no matter what the circumstance. Of course it’s not wrong for men to get emotional.

It’s so unhealthy to keep one’s feelings bottled up and shoved deep inside especially when that man is going through difficulties, this can cause him to fall into depression and just because men are being taught while growing up that ‘’Big boys don’t cry’’, they die in silence rather than crying out.

So when is it okay for a man to let go off his bottled up emotions and crying? We decided to throw the question out on our Instagram and Face book page to get the views of men on this; and we got the following responses.

Acordding to Hausaa_Fulanii commented saying: Men are expected to be very strong creatures that shouldn’t cry but are expected to just ‘’man up’’ and deal with whatever comes their way.

According to ihmarra­­­ luxury commented saying: please they should cry so they don’t pile up aggression and descend on the wrong person.

According to ummibukar commented saying: Men should cry whenever they feel the urge, it is natural.

According to badmasee_01 commented saying: Men are allowed to cry. We are not made up of stone.

According to el_emran commented saying: when you lost your mom…… #period!!!

According to crearartdesigns commented saying: when you lose someone you love

According to Khadijajega commented saying: when you are guilty and your wife confronts you.

Judging from the following comments by our followers on Instagram I hope you all now know when it’s okay for a man to cry.

You can also send in your thoughts on this by using the comment box.



In Abuja, the federal capital territory lies the ever busy Nnamdi Azikiwe international Airport (NAIA). The Airport was built in early 2000 and opened in 2002. It holds a pride of place amongt airports in the country. NAIA which was named after the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, a foremost nationalist and one of the country’s founding fathers, is an airport that has received dignitaries and well-meaning individuals visiting the FCT for both business or leisure.

The airport boasts of two run ways, one for international flights and the other domestic both of which share a single run way. However, plans were made for the construction of a second runway but was revoked due to high cost of construction.

On January 4,2017, the Nigeria's Federal Executive Council backed the Ministry of Aviation's decision to close the airport for six weeks to enable repairs on the runway, which was said to be dysfunctional.The airport was again re-opened on April 18th, 2017 for normal activities.




A lot of factors play a role in staying healthy.; good health can decrease your risk of developing certain conditions. These include heart disease, stroke, some cancers, and injuries. Learn what you can do to maintain your health and that of your family. 

Get regular exercise.

Exercise can help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and colon cancer. It can help treat depression, osteoporosis, and high blood pressure. People who exercise also get
injured less often. Routine exercise can make you feel better and keep your weight under control. Try to be active for 30 to 60 minutes about 5 times a week; but also remember that any amount of exercise is better than none. 

Eat healthy.

What you eat is closely linked to your health. Balanced nutrition has many benefits. By making healthier food choices you can prevent or treat some conditions. These include heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. A healthy diet can help you lose weight and lower your cholesterol, as well. 

Lose weight if you’re overweight.

Lots of people are overweight .Carrying too much weight increases your risk for several health conditions. These include;
• high blood pressure
• high cholesterol
• type 2 diabetes
• heart disease
• stroke
• some cancers
• gallbladder disease.
Being overweight also can lead to weight-related injuries. A common problem is arthritis in the weight-bearing joints, such as your spine, hips, or knees. There are several things you can do to help you lose weight and keep it of. 

Don’t smoke or use tobacco.

Smoking and tobacco use are harmful habits. They can cause heart disease and mouth, throat, or lung cancer. They also are leading factors of emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The sooner you quit the better.
Limit how much alcohol you drink.

 Too much alcohol can damage your liver. It can cause some cancers, such as throat, liver, or pancreatic cancer. Alcohol abuse also contributes to deaths from car wrecks, murders, and suicides. 

Practice safe sex. 

safe sex is good for your emotional and physical health. The safest form of sex is between 2 people who only have sex with each other. Use protection to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Condoms are the most effective form of prevention. Talk to your doctor if you need to be tested for STDs.


Raheem Sterling: Chelsea fans banned for alleged abuse of Manchester City forward.


Chelsea have suspended four people from attending matches while an investigation into the alleged racial abuse of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling takes place. The incident involving the 24-year-old occurred during City's 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea are "fully supporting" an ongoing police investigation. A club statement said evidence of racist behavior will result in "severe sanctions, including bans". "Chelsea Football Club finds all forms of discriminatory behavior abhorrent," the statement continued, adding that the club "will also fully support any criminal prosecutions “Press coverage 'emboldens racist rhetoric' 

A club statement said: "The club and Raheem are fully engaged with Chelsea FC and the investigating authorities as they continue to examine the events in question. "Manchester City and Raheem are committed to working with all relevant parties and organizations to support the objective of eradicating racism from the game." Social media users posted a video of an incident during which Sterling was shouted at as he collected the ball from behind the goal.

Sterling said he "had to laugh" when he heard the remarks because he expects "no better".



Two nuns who worked at a Catholic school in California have admitted embezzling about $500,000 and using it to gamble in Las Vegas. Sisters Mary Kreuper and Lana Chang took the money from St James' Catholic School in the city of Torrance, near Los Angeles, to spend in casinos.

The pair, who are said to be best friends, took funds from an account holding tuition fees and donations. The sisters, who recently retired, have expressed remorse for their actions. Mary Kreuper was the school principal for 29 years, while Lana Chang worked as a teacher for about 20 years. They are thought to have stolen the money over a period of at least a decade to spend on travel and gambling. Pope warns nuns to use 'sobriety' on social media.

On Monday, St James' Catholic Church said the nuns had expressed "deep remorse" over their actions, adding that while the police had been informed, no criminal charges would be brought against the pair.

"The Sisters have confirmed the misappropriation of funds and have co-operated in the investigation," the sisters' order, the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet, said in a statement on its website. "Our community is concerned and saddened by this situation and regret any injury to our long relationship with the families of the school," it added.

The monsignor of the church, Michael Meyers, wrote in a letter to parishioners: "Sister Mary Margaret and Sister Lana have expressed to me and asked that I convey to you, the deep remorse they each feel for their actions and ask for your forgiveness and prayers." The Archdiocese of Los Angeles said the church discovered that the money was missing during a routine audit.

The nuns were allegedly able to conceal their actions by depositing a number of cheques made out to the school for tuition and other fees into a separate bank account not used by the school. Parents were reportedly informed about the findings earlier this month.