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Lewandowski reacts after winning European Golden Shoe ahead of Messi, Ronaldo
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Lewandowski reacts after winning European Golden Shoe ahead of Messi, Ronaldo

Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, has insisted he does not have to prove himself in another league, after picking up the award for winning the 2020/2021 European Golden Shoe. The last campaign proved to be Lewandowski’s best in terms of his overall contribution in the final third. The Poland international scored 41 goals in 29 league matches for Bayern, despite missing a whole month of action due to injury. The 33-year-old also surpassed Gerd Muller’s record for the most goals scored in a single Bundesliga season and won the European Golden Shoe for the first time in his career, finishing 11 ahead of ex-Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. Lewandowski was finally presented with the award on Tuesday and said: “I don’t have to prove myself in another league. “I can com...
Piers Morgan credits Meghan Markle as he wins TV Presenter of the Year award; says she has been ‘great for his career’
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Piers Morgan credits Meghan Markle as he wins TV Presenter of the Year award; says she has been ‘great for his career’

Piers Morgan has said that Meghan Markle has been "great" for his career. The 56-year-old broadcaster appeared at the TRIC Awards on Wednesday, September 15, where he picked up the award for TV Presenter of the Year. Piers departed from Good Morning Britain in March following his refusal to apologise for statements in which he expressed disbelief over Meghan Markle's claims that palace aides didn't help her after informing them she was feeling suicidal. Piers' controversial comments sparked a record 58,000 complaints to Ofcom. However, in a ruling earlier this month, the TV regulator cleared ITV of any wrongdoing in broadcasting the comments in context with the views expressed by other presenters. Speaking to Daily Star after winning TV Presenter of the year, Piers boasted a...
Ishaku tasks contractors to speed up ongoing projects before 2023
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Ishaku tasks contractors to speed up ongoing projects before 2023

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba has issued directives to contractors manning various state government projects across the state to speed up work. The directive which came through his Commissioner of Works, Irmiya Hammanjulde, is to ensure that the projects are ready and commissioned before the expiration of the governor’s tenure in 2023. The commissioner who stated this during an interactive session with journalists in Jalingo said the governor had vowed to complete and commission all ongoing projects before 2023, He said the governor plans to award more rural road contracts across the state, to allow for effective access to local agricultural commodities to boost the economy of the state. He said, “I have taken a tour across all ongoing road projects, the contractors ...
BREAKING: Bayern Munich legend, Muller is dead
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BREAKING: Bayern Munich legend, Muller is dead

Bayern Munich legend, Gerd Muller, is dead. Muller passed away at the age of 75 on Sunday morning. Bayern Munich disclosed this in a statement via their website. “Today the world of FC Bayern stands still. The German record champions and its entire fan base mourn Gerd Müller, who died early Sunday morning at the age of 75,” the statement read in part. Müller made history with Bayern Munich and the German national team during his playing days. The former striker scored an unbelievable 566 goals in 607 competitive games for Bayern and set the unprecedented record of 365 goals in the Bundesliga. Muller also secured the top scorer award seven times. For the DFB selection, he scored 68 times in 62 appearances.
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Champions League: UEFA announces winner of Goal of the Season

Porto star Mehdi Taremi’s spectacular strike against Chelsea in the Champions League was voted as UEFA’s Goal of the Season for 2020/21. The voting for the best goal of the 2020/21 season took place on Thursday via UEFA’s website in the various competitions organized by the governing body of European football. Taremi got nearly 30% of the votes to win UEFA’s Goal of the Season for his stunning overhead kick against Chelsea in the quarter-final second leg tie. He defeated the likes of Lorenzo Insigne and Kemar Roofe to win the award. See UEFA’s Goal of the Season top three below; 1st Mehdi Taremi (Chelsea 0-1 PORTO) UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg, 13/04/2021 2nd Lorenzo Insigne (Belgium 1-2 ITALY) UEFA EURO 2020 quarter-final, 02/07/2021 3rd Kema...
Ronaldo, Messi to clash as Juventus confirm Barca friendly
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Ronaldo, Messi to clash as Juventus confirm Barca friendly

  Cristiano Ronaldo and eternal rival, Lionel Messi, will come head to head when Juventus and Barcelona play each other in a preseason friendly on August 8. The men and women teams of both clubs will meet in the Gamper Trophy, the Bianconeri have confirmed. “Juventus’ summer has just gotten a whole lot more exciting with a fascinating challenge. On August 8, the Bianconeri will challenge Barcelona at the Camp Nou for the Gamper Trophy. “There is a splendid novelty: it will be a double challenge. The Women’s teams will first face off against each other, before then seeing the two men’s sides take to the pitch,” Juventus’ official statement reads. Messi is one of the favourites to win this year’s Ballon d’Or this year – his seventh title. It will put him two ahead ...
Uche Eke: Meet Nigeria’s First Olympics Gymnast
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Uche Eke: Meet Nigeria’s First Olympics Gymnast

According to The PUNCH, with 24-year-old Uche Eke, Nigeria will present a gymnast at the Tokyo Olympics, a thing that has never happened since 1952 when the country started participating in Olympics. Eke, who is Nigeria’s first gymnast at the Olympics, is expected to fly the Nigeria colours on Saturday, July 24. The Nigerian is a master balance. Like in sports, Eke is outstanding intellectually – scooping up a Margaret Mann award for demonstrating exceptional academic ability and professional promise. He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Information’s Master of Science in Information program with a 4.0 GPA. By qualifying for Tokyo Olympics, the 24-year-old Olympic medal hopeful said he has reached his ultimate athletic training goal. “I dream about raising ...
Jeff Bezos donates $100 million each to CNN reporter Van Jones and chef Jose Andres for trying to ‘unify a divisive world’
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Jeff Bezos donates $100 million each to CNN reporter Van Jones and chef Jose Andres for trying to ‘unify a divisive world’

The world's wealthiest man, Jeff Bezos, and owner of Amazon has donated the stunning sum of $200m to CNN contributor Van Jones and chef José Andrés.  He made the announcement on Tuesday, July 21, after flying to the edge of space that he planned to award $100 million each to both men. Bezos said that Jones and Andres were free to do "what they want" with the money. "They can give it all to their own charity," Bezos said at a press conference after his trip to space. "Or they can share the wealth. It is up to them." The money, Bezos said, was tied to a "surprise" philanthropic initiative he wanted to announce called the Courage and Civility Award. The award aims to honor those who have "demonstrated courage" and ...
2021 Ballon d’Or prize between Messi, Jorginho – Zola
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2021 Ballon d’Or prize between Messi, Jorginho – Zola

Former Italy midfielder, Gianfranco Zola, has said this year’s Ballon d’Or prize is between Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi and Chelsea’s Jorginho. Zola believes Jorginho would be a deserving winner of the award, despite Messi’s claims. Jorginho finished the 2020/2021 season as Chelsea’s top scorer in the Premier League with seven goals, albeit they all came from the penalty spot. He carried that form into Euro 2020, playing every game for Italy as they ultimately won the trophy. Messi named favourite to win Ballon d’Or Messi, who has won the Ballon d’Or six times already, finished as LaLiga’s top scorer with 38 goals and 12 assists across all competitions, before leading Argentina to glory in the Copa America. “Now we are talking about a fantastic player like [Lionel...
Saka, Adeyemi, Pedri, others make 80-man shortlist for 2021 Golden Boy Award [Full list]
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Saka, Adeyemi, Pedri, others make 80-man shortlist for 2021 Golden Boy Award [Full list]

  Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, Red Bull Salzburg’s Karim-David Adeyemi, are some of the names on the 80-man list of nominations for the 2021 Golden Boy award on Friday. The Golden Boy prize is an annual award established by Italian newspaper Tuttosport which is handed to the best player in European football under the age of 21 over the preceding calendar year. Last year, Erling Haaland was named the 2020 Golden Boy, by an international panel after beating off Barcelona’s Ansu Fati. This year, he will be challenged by Arsenal’s Saka, and Red Bull Salzburg’s Adeyemi and Barcelona’s Pedri. Golden Boy final 80 nominees: Karim-David Adeyemi, Red Bull Salzburg. Lucien Jefferson Agoumé, Inter. Rayan Aït-nouri, Wolves. Adil Aouchiche, Saint-Étienne. Benoît Mukinayi B...
FEC awards N309bn road contracts to Dangote as tax credit
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FEC awards N309bn road contracts to Dangote as tax credit

The federal executive council (FEC) on Wednesday July 14, approved the award of a contract to Dangote Industries to construct five roads totalling 274.9 kilometres at  N309,917,717,251.35 to be advanced by the company as a tax credit. Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola made the announcement on Wednesday July 14 after the FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. Fashola said the road contract which was the second approved for the ministry by the council and also consistent with funding options, will be executed on concrete and will be the larger of such project in the country.   He said;   “The second memorandum presented by the ministry was for the construction or the reconstruction, a...
Absolutely incomprehensible’ – Sterling penalty award in Euro 2020 semi-final baffles former FIFA referee Meier
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Absolutely incomprehensible’ – Sterling penalty award in Euro 2020 semi-final baffles former FIFA referee Meier

The Three Lions edged past Denmark in the semi-finals courtesy of an effort from Harry Kane that came following a controversial spot-kick Former FIFA referee Urs Meier has been left baffled by the penalty that allowed England to edge past Denmark in the semi-finals of Euro 2020, with Raheem Sterling considered to have been "looking for contact" in an "absolutely incomprehensible" call. The Three Lions benefitted from the controversial decision during extra-time of the last-four encounter at Wembley, with Harry Kane to stepping up to the spot. The England captain saw his initial effort saved before turning home the rebound. That chance had come about after Sterling took a tumble under pressure from Joakim Maehle, with match referee Danny Makkelie deciding he had been tripped and ...
Italy star Chiesa dedicates Man of the Match award to injured Spinazzola after triumph over Spain
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Italy star Chiesa dedicates Man of the Match award to injured Spinazzola after triumph over Spain

The goalscorer led the tributes to the defender, who suffered a ruptures Achilles against Belgium Italy goalscorer Federico Chiesa dedicated his Man of the Match award to team-mate Leonardo Spinazzola after the Azzurri took down Spain to reach the Euro 2020 final. Chiesa scored in the second half of Tuesday's semi-final, with Alvaro Morata's late equaliser pushing the game to penalties. Italy held their nerve in the shootout as Jorginho scored the deciding penalty, with the team gathering after to celebrate with a shirt bearing the name of their team-mate
“Stormi, I Love you and Wifey, I love you” Travis Scott declares love for Kylie Jenner as he Accepts Award
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“Stormi, I Love you and Wifey, I love you” Travis Scott declares love for Kylie Jenner as he Accepts Award

Travis Scott took away all doubts that he's back with Kylie Jenner as he declared his love for her while accepting an award. Kylie Jenner flew to New York with Stormi this week to support Travis as he was honoured at the 72nd annual Parsons Benefit. Kylie and Stormi landed on Monday, June 14, so they could all be together at the event. While accepting an award at the Parsons Benefit on Tuesday, June 15, Travis said in an emotional speech: "Stormi, I love you and wifey, I love you." Travis, Kylie and Stormi also posed for photos together as a family of three, marking their first major red carpet event together since the couple split nearly two years ago. At one point, the 30-year-old rapper put his arm on Kylie's waist and she placed a hand on his back.
Man City star Foden awarded Premier League Young Player of the Season prize
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Man City star Foden awarded Premier League Young Player of the Season prize

The 21-year-old England international enjoyed a memorable 2020-21 campaign as he helped the Blues to title glory Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden has won the Premier League Young Player of the Season award for 2020-21. The 21-year-old enjoyed a memorable campaign as he helped Pep Guardiola's side to title glory and a fourth successive Carabao Cup triumph. A man now readying himself for European Championship duty with England registered nine goals and five assists through 28 top-flight appearances, with the hottest of prospects seeing regular game time on a senior stage.
Premier League Releases Six-man Shortlist for Young Player of the Year
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Premier League Releases Six-man Shortlist for Young Player of the Year

  The Premier League on Wednesday, released a six-man shortlist for the 2020/2021 Young Player of the Year award. Manchester City’s Phil Foden could emulate Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale by being voted the men’s PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year in the same season, as he has been shortlisted to win both awards. In the Young Player of the Year section, Foden will battle it out with Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold who won it last year, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood, West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice and Chelsea’s Mason Mount. Foden won the Premier League and Carabao Cup with City this season, as well as helping Pep Guardiola’s team reach the Champions League final where they lost 1-0 to Chelsea. T...
Fernandes, Salah, Kane, Ruben Dias shortlisted for Premier League Player of the Year Award 
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Fernandes, Salah, Kane, Ruben Dias shortlisted for Premier League Player of the Year Award 

An eight-man shortlist for the 2020/21 season Premier League Player of the Season award has been revealed. Manchester City stars Kevin De Bruyne and Ruben Dias are two of the eight stars nominated for the Premier League Player of the Season Award. England trio Harry Kane of Tottenham, Aston Villa's Jack Grealish and Chelsea star Mason Mount have also been listed along with Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes, Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek. Manchester City defender, Ruben Dias is favourite to win the award after an outstanding season for his club. The Portugal internation  won the Football Writers' Association award in May, beating his City team-mate Kevin De Bruyne - who won the Premier League Player of the Season award last season - and ...
Cristiano Ronaldo awarded Serie A’s MVP Striker award
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Cristiano Ronaldo awarded Serie A’s MVP Striker award

Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded the award of best striker for the 2020-21 Serie A campaign. The 36-year-old striker won the Serie A Best Striker award after a season in which he finished top scorer with 29 goals in 33 appearances for Juventus. The Portugal international beat out the likes of Romelu Lukaku, who was second in the scoring standings with 24, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who found the net 15 times in the Italian top flight to scoop the award.
Joe Willock Named Premier League Player of the Month for May
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Joe Willock Named Premier League Player of the Month for May

On-loan Newcastle United midfielder from Arsenal, Joe Willock has won the EA Sports Premier League player of the month award for May. The 21-year-old, who joined the Magpies from Arsenal on loan in January, enjoyed a superb month at St. James’ Park, with his final-day strike at Fulham his seventh goal in seven successive league outings. Four of his eight goals since joining the club came in the final month of the season, with strikes against Leicester City, Manchester City, and Sheffield United adding to his goal against Fulham last weekend. Willock came out on top after a public vote, beating Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale, Liverpool’s Alisson Becker and Sadio Mane, Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke, Aaron Ramsdale of Sheffield United, Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal, and Leeds Uni...
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola named LMA Manager of the Year
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola named LMA Manager of the Year

Manchester City's Pep Guardiola has been named the League Managers' Association manager of the year. Guardiola led City to a third Premier League title in four seasons, 12 points clear of nearest rivals Manchester United, and a fourth consecutive League Cup. The club also won this season's Carabao Cup and will face Chelsea in the Champions League final on Saturday. The five other managers in contention were Leeds' Marcelo Bielsa, Norwich City's Daniel Farke, Chelsea Women's Emma Hayes, David Moyes of West Ham and Leicester's Brendan Rodgers. "I am delighted to win the LMA manager of the year award for the second time," said Guardiola, who previously won it in 2017-18. "It is, for me, such a special trophy to win because it is voted for by my fellow managers. An award lik...
Salah Reacts as Harry Kane Wins Premier League Golden Boot
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Salah Reacts as Harry Kane Wins Premier League Golden Boot

Liverpool ace, Mohamed Salah, has congratulated Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, for winning this year’s Premier League Golden Boot. Salah insisted that the England captain deserved the award this season. The former Chelsea star missed out on the Premier League Golden Boot after Kane scored on the Premier League last day of the season against Leicester City. Both Salah and Kane went into the last games of the season on Sunday level on 22 goals. But Kane grabbed his 23rd in the first half of their 4-2 victory against Leicester City. The pair both missed out to Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy last season. “Very well deserved! Congratulations!” the 28-year-old wrote on Twitter in response to Kane’s own celebratory post.
Billboard Music Awards Announces Drake is the “Artist Of The Decade”
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Billboard Music Awards Announces Drake is the “Artist Of The Decade”

Drake has been announced as the recipient of an artist of the decade award and will receive the top honor at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. The 34-year-old Canadian rapper will be honored with the Artist of the Decade Award at the ceremony, which is broadcasting live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23. Drake, who holds the title for most Billboard Music Awards with 27, is receiving the award after being ranked the best-performing artist of the last 10 years, based on activity on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and the Billboard 200 albums tally, as well as social media data and touring revenue from Billboard Boxscore, from Dec. 5, 2009, through Sept. 28, 2019. Some of his most impressive stats include being the only solo male with more than 50 care...
EPL: Man Utd’s Penalty Against Aston Villa Described as “Pathetic”
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EPL: Man Utd’s Penalty Against Aston Villa Described as “Pathetic”

Aston Villa manager, Dean Smith, has slammed the decision to award Manchester United a penalty as they lost 3-1 on Sunday. Bertrand Traore gave the hosts the lead, before United equalized with a Bruno Fernandes penalty after the break. The spot kick was awarded after Paul Pogba fell under a challenge from Douglas Luiz. But Smith was left angry by the referee’s call, especially after Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling was denied a penalty under similar situations against Chelsea on Saturday. “The penalty decision affected us more than it did them. “I don’t think anybody knows, everybody is confused how Raheem Sterling can go through and have four or five touches on him last night and not get a penalty. Then one touch here and it is a penalty. “It looked a pathetic decis...
Tottenham striker Kane reaffirms trophy ambitions
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Tottenham striker Kane reaffirms trophy ambitions

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has reaffirmed ambitions to win trophies. Kane first declared such objectives upon winning the London Premier League Player of the Year award last year. He stated yesterday, "I have talked openly about it because it is so important. "That's why I play football and that's why I became a football player. To get the chance to lift the trophies and win the big matches. "However, it has not happened yet but I feel that I have the time on my side. I'm just looking ahead and I'm sure the titles will come."
Liverpool Take Decision on asking FA to Deduct Points from Man Utd after Cancelled Game
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Liverpool Take Decision on asking FA to Deduct Points from Man Utd after Cancelled Game

  Liverpool will not ask the Football Association (FA) to award them the match, after Sunday’s clash at Manchester United was cancelled due to safety worries, the UK Mirror reports. The decision to call off the match was taken one hour after the scheduled 4.30 pm kick-off. According to the rules, the FA can declare the fixture will not be rescheduled and award the three points to Liverpool, if they decide it was “abandoned due to the conduct of one Club or its supporters”. But the Reds have no interest in pursuing such an outcome. They will work with Manchester United to find a date for the fixture to be completed. That will prove tricky, with the Red Devils involved in a Europa League semi-final this week. They also have the next two mid-week slots taken up with...
Arsenal Winger, Bukayo Saka Wins Young Player of the Year at 2021 London Football Awards 
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Arsenal Winger, Bukayo Saka Wins Young Player of the Year at 2021 London Football Awards 

Arsenal youngster, Bukayo Saka has been named Young Player of the Year at the 2021 London Football Awards. The English winger, 19, saw off strong competition from Mason Mount, Declan Rice, Emile Smith Rowe, and Reece James to win the award at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday night, April 27. Accepting his award, the four-cap Three Lions international said: "I'm really happy to win this award. "I want to say a big thank you to everyone for your support and of course another big thank you to everyone who voted for me. "I promise to keep giving my all on the pitch to make you happy and keep you entertained." Saka, who has become a talisman under coach Mikel Arteta is being tipped for a place in the England squad at Euro 2020 in the summer following a brilliant season for club ...
Olise Nominated For Championship Young Player Of The Season Award
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Olise Nominated For Championship Young Player Of The Season Award

England-born Nigerian midfielder who plays for Reading Michael Olise has been nominated for the EA Sports Championship Young Player of the Season award as part of this year’s EFL Awards taking place later this week. Reading confirmed Olise’s nomination in a statement released on their official website on Monday. Olise,19, will be up against fellow youngsters, Harvey Elliott of Blackburn Rovers, and Norwich City’s Max Aarons at the awards ceremony taking place on Thursday 29 April. Having really come into his own this season, Olise has contributed a lot to Reading with his flair and creative ability in the final third – and he looks set to finish the season with an impressive six goals and a further 10 assists – all this still with two games to play. His ability to shoot fro...
Yahaya Bello, My Fraudulent Governor Bags 419 Award – Dino Melaye
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Yahaya Bello, My Fraudulent Governor Bags 419 Award – Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye, a Senator of the 8th Senate and an avid user of the bird app recently posted on his TL accusing Governor Yahaya of Kogi State of fraudulently claiming an honorary award from a UK institution. Fraudulent award as the institution is not recognized to issue degree in United Kingdom. Everything about my Governor is Fraudulent. Fame hunting is Yahaya Bello"s heritage. 419 Award by bojuboju school to my Fraudulent Governor.
Ruth Kadiri Accuses Mo Abudu and Lagos State Government of “Overlooking” her after She Wasn’t given any Award at the Eko Star Film & TV Awards
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Ruth Kadiri Accuses Mo Abudu and Lagos State Government of “Overlooking” her after She Wasn’t given any Award at the Eko Star Film & TV Awards

Ruth Kadiri-Ezerika has accused Mo Abudu, the Lagos State Government, and others of "overlooking" her for an award at the Eko Star Film & TV Awards. As part of the Eko Tourism, Art & Culture Series 2021, the Nigerian International Film Summit, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture & Tourism and EbonyLife Place, organized the Eko Star Film & TV Awards, honouring talented female pioneers who call the shots in the growing Nigerian film industry. A good number of Nigerian celebrities graced the event which held on April 12 in Victoria Island, Lagos. A number of female celebrities won awards, including Nancy Isime, Kate Henshaw, Toyin Abraham, Osas Ighodaro, Omoni Oboli, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and more. Ruth Kadiri did not receive any award and she took t...
Zidane Clashes with Koeman as Referee Refuses to Give Late Penalty to Barcelona
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Zidane Clashes with Koeman as Referee Refuses to Give Late Penalty to Barcelona

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has insisted it is the referee’s prerogative to award penalties or not. Zidane was reacting to comments by Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman. Koeman feels Barca should have gotten a spot kick, after Ferland Mendy appeared to pull down Martin Braithwaite in the dying minutes of the game. However, referee Gil Manzano waved play on and VAR did not intervene in the decision. When asked about Koeman’s comments, Zidane said: “They’re the feelings of each person. “The referee did not give a penalty because it wasn’t a penalty. As for the time added on, he is the one that decides. The important thing for us is what we did on the pitch. “We had a lot of chances to score. Barcelona are a really good team, they were ahead of us befo...
Burnley vs Arsenal: Premier League Releases Statement over Penalty Decision
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Burnley vs Arsenal: Premier League Releases Statement over Penalty Decision

  The English Premier League, EPL, has explained the decision not to award Arsenal a penalty in Saturday’s clash against Burnley at Turf Moor. Arsenal was angry in the 75th minute when Nicolas Pepe’s touch inside Burnley’s box led the ball to hit Erik Pieters’ outstretched arm, but the Gunners were not awarded a penalty following a VAR review. Two goals from Chris Wood and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave both teams a point each. However, the Premier League has now issued a statement on the matter, which read: “The ball hit him from close proximity and he had no time to react. “It was not given on-field, and the VAR did not think it was a clear error.” The result against Burnley means Arsenal are now in the tenth position on the EPL log with 38 points from 27 games...
‘Someone else needs to win it sometime’ – Fernandes trolls Shaw over Man Utd Player of the Month prize
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‘Someone else needs to win it sometime’ – Fernandes trolls Shaw over Man Utd Player of the Month prize

The Portuguese playmaker has become accustomed to collecting individual honours at Old Trafford, but February’s award has gone elsewhere Luke Shaw has landed Manchester United’s Player of the Month award for February, with the Red Devils left-back revealing that Bruno Fernandes has begrudgingly accepted that another individual gong has not come his way. The Portuguese playmaker has become accustomed to landing prestigious prizes across his time at Old Trafford and had been in the running for another as a result of his efforts over recent weeks – with Daniel James and Scott McTominay the other contenders. Shaw topped a supporter poll, for the first time since March 2019, but the England international left-back has had to justify that success to an ambitious colleague that likes to hog...
Burna Boy to Perform at the 2021 Grammy Award Premiere Ceremony
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Burna Boy to Perform at the 2021 Grammy Award Premiere Ceremony

Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, has been confirmed as one of the performers at the 2021 Grammy pre-show which will be livestreamed on GRAMMY.com on March 14. He will perform with Lido Pimienta, Poppy, Rufus Wainwright, and more ahead of the 63rd annual ceremony. Burna Boy is also nominated in the Best Global Music Category alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto, and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar. The Best Global Music Category, previously known as the international category of Best World Music Album, was renamed to "make it more modern and inclusive." This is Burna Boy's second Grammy nomination. His previous album, African Giant, was nominated at the 62nd Grammy Awards for 'Best World Music ...
I’m Baffled Referee Attwell Didn’t Award Man United Penalty Against Chelsea – Mark Clattenburg
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I’m Baffled Referee Attwell Didn’t Award Man United Penalty Against Chelsea – Mark Clattenburg

  Former Premier League referee, Mark Clattenburg, has said that he is baffled as to how referee Stuart Attwell did not award Manchester United a penalty against Chelsea following both sides’ Premier League 0-0 draw on Sunday. Man United were adamant they should have had a first-half penalty as the ball appeared to touch Callum Hudson-Odoi’s hand inside the box. But referee Stuart Attwell reviewed the scene on the monitor and ignored VAR as both Man United and Chelsea shared a point each at Stamford Bridge. Reacting, Clattenburg was quoted by Daily Mail as saying, “baffled… “I am amazed Manchester United were not awarded a penalty in the first half for the clear handball by Callum Hudson-Odoi. “The Chelsea player’s arm was up in an unnatural position, and the ba...
Tuchel Slams Referee for Checking VAR after Hudson-Odoi’s Handball
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Tuchel Slams Referee for Checking VAR after Hudson-Odoi’s Handball

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has hit out at referee Stuart Attwell for checking Video Assistant Referee (VAR) monitor, after Callum Hudson-Odoi’s handball in the first half of their 0-0 draw with Manchester United. Attwell decided not to award a spot-kick after consulting the on-pitch screen. Hudson-Odoi touched the ball with his hand in the penalty area, while fighting with Mason Greenwood for possession during the first half. Tuchel, speaking to the media after the game, insisted that the incident was not worthy of a review. He said: “How can this be a VAR intervention? The player in red plays the ball with the hand and then we are checking for a penalty? Why does the referee have to see this? “I’ve seen it on the iPad, I don’t understand why the referee h...
Laycon’s shoe to the Headies becomes a Topic of Conversation on Twitter
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Laycon’s shoe to the Headies becomes a Topic of Conversation on Twitter

The footwear Laycon wore to the Headies is being diecussed on Twitter by viewers. The winner of the last Big Brother Naija show performed at the award ceremony and viewers say he gave a wonderful performance. However, his performance isn't what was discussed on Twitter after the show. The size of his shoe became the topic of conversation. See some reactions below.
Blaqbonez Reacts After he was Captured Playing iMessage Games at the Headies
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Blaqbonez Reacts After he was Captured Playing iMessage Games at the Headies

The 14th Headies award took place Sunday night, Feb 21, at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos and while stars came out dressed to the nines for the occassion, one particular celebrity didn't seem too keen on the ceremony. As the award was underway, rapper Blaqbonez was pictured playing iMessage games on his phone. The photo was shared to Twitter and immediately got lots of retweets. Reacting, Blaqbonez said: "As i no win award wetin you want make i do?"
Lionel Messi Win IFFHS Player Of The Decade (2011-2020) Award
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Lionel Messi Win IFFHS Player Of The Decade (2011-2020) Award

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) has named Lionel Messi as the best men's player of the last decade. The organisation polled its members from other 150 countries around the world to find the best men's player over the last decade, including the best player for each continent. While Cristiano Ronaldo picked up the award for the UEFA region, it was Messi who triumphed globally - as well as amongst the CONMEBOL nations. The 33-year-old hasn't had a bad last ten years, picking up six La Liga titles, five Copa del Rey trophies, two Champions Leagues, and four Ballon d'Ors. Even this season, with Barcelona struggling under new manager Ronald Koeman, the Argentine has picked up 16 goals and three assists in 21 La Liga games, and four goals an...
Omah Lay Wins “The Next Rated” Award At #14thHeadies Award
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Omah Lay Wins “The Next Rated” Award At #14thHeadies Award

Stanley Omah Didia whose stage name is Omah Lay has emerged as the winner at the 14th Headies Award Show. Music newcomer, Omay Lay has pulled one of the biggest wins in the industry by clinching the juicy Next Rated award at the 14th edition of Headies. Omaha Lay was nominated for the category alongside Bella Shmurda, Tems, Oxlade. The young music star came to prominence in 2020 after the success of his EP, “Get Layd” on streaming platforms. The Next Rated award at the annual Headies is a highly coveted prize won by the ‘upcoming’ act who has shown the most promise in the year in review. The winner also gets a car and joins an influential ‘alumni’ of previous superstar winners. This year’s edition was held virtually given the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, Rema beat oth...
Nigerian On Exile, David Hundeyin Wins The People Journalism Prize For Africa Award
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Nigerian On Exile, David Hundeyin Wins The People Journalism Prize For Africa Award

NewsWireNGR freelance Journalist, Mr. David Hundeyin was Thursday announced winner of the People Journalism Prize for Africa along with his Zimbabwean counterpart. David Hundeyin was selected for his Investigative Piece that exposed the draconian regulations and pointed out potential human rights violations in the proposed Infectious Diseases Bill that was in consideration by Nigeria’s house of representatives during the COVID-19 lock down. The bill seeking to replace the Quarantine Act with a Control of Infectious Disease Act that quickly passed first and second readings at the House of Representatives in April, is causing outrage in Nigeria was immediately put on hold after NewsWireNGR Investigations. The bill, ‘Control of Infectious Disease, 2020’, sponsored by the Speaker ...
Nigerian Player Eberechi Eze Wins Crystal Palace player of the Month for the Second Time
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Nigerian Player Eberechi Eze Wins Crystal Palace player of the Month for the Second Time

Nigerian player, Eberechi Eze, has been named Crystal Palace Player of the Month for January. The award given to him on Monday, February 8,  was the second time the 22-year-old scooped the monthly accolade in his debut Premier League season after winning the prize in November. He helped Crystal Palace win two of their five Premier League matches, scoring two goals. The fans gave him 36 percent of their votes to win the award while Vicente Guaita and Jairo Riedewald followed in the second and third spots respectively.
Sunday Igboho Warns FG Over Frozen Bank Accounts, Rejects Award By Yoruba Youths
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Sunday Igboho Warns FG Over Frozen Bank Accounts, Rejects Award By Yoruba Youths

The Yoruba activist and warlord, Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Ighoho yesterday warned the Federal Government over his frozen bank accounts and rejected award of recognition from the Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association (YYSA) . Speaking at a meeting with the leadership of the Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association (YYSA) in Ibadan, Igboho had alleged that all his bank accounts have been frozen by the Federal Government due to the fact that some people were collecting donations, saying he had no hands in it. Igboho warned that his accounts have to be unfrozen to avoid nationwide protest by youths across the southwest region. He also frowned against those collecting donations on his behalf, saying that he never asked anybody to request for money from the ge...
Yahaya Bello Doesn’t Deserve NCWS Gender-sensitive Award — Natasha Akpoti
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Yahaya Bello Doesn’t Deserve NCWS Gender-sensitive Award — Natasha Akpoti

A former governorship candidate in Kogi State Natasha Akpoti has opposed the conferment of the most gender-sensitive governor in Nigeria award by the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) on Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello. According to Ms Akpoti, the award does not take into cognizance the governor’s alleged violent actions against her and others. “National Council for Women Societies @ncws_abuja should bury their heads in shame,” she tweeted on Sunday. “Honouring Kogi’s Gov. Yahaya Bello as ‘Most Gender Sensitive Gov in Nigeria’ is an insult to d violence he unleashed to me, the dead @OfficialPDPNig woman leader & a host of others. Evil monster.” The award presentation and decoration ceremony held on Saturday at the Glass House of Kogi State Government House, Lokoja. ...
Nominees For ‘Player Of The Century’ Award Have Been Revealed
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Nominees For ‘Player Of The Century’ Award Have Been Revealed

The Ballon d'Or might not be getting handed out in 2020 but there is going to be an award for 'Player of the Century,' despite the fact we're only 20 years into the century. France Football decided that the Ballon d'Or wouldn't be given out after the long pause to the football season between March and June. The decision was widely criticised due to the fact the season was still finished, and many thought that Robert Lewandowski was hard done by and that they Bayern Munich striker would have been a shoe in to win. Lewandowski can at least find some solace in the fact he's one of 28 players nominated for 'Player of the Century,' although it seems unlikely he'll win. The award is being handed out at the Globe Soccer Awards, organised by EFAA (European Association of Player's A...
Aisha Buhari, El-Rufai, Wike, Matawale, Onyeama, Bag Democracy Heroes Awards
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Aisha Buhari, El-Rufai, Wike, Matawale, Onyeama, Bag Democracy Heroes Awards

Following the remarkable success of the 8th Edition of Democracy Heroes Award-DHA2020, the Organising Committee has released a statement of appreciation, commending the contributions of Institutions and individuals who played key roles to the eventual success of the prestigious Award ceremony, held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on the 14th of October 2020. The amazing ceremony witnessed and recorded the recognition of notable and reputable personalities across key sectors in Nigeria. The statement was signed by Mr. Alexander Olufunshi Ajagbonna, the President of Face of Democracy Nigeria Projects, Organisers of Democracy Heroes Award-DHA. In the statement, Mr. Alexander outlined a list of persons and Institutions whom his organization may be unable to finds words enough to apprec...
Osimhen Wins Player Of The Year Award In France
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Osimhen Wins Player Of The Year Award In France

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has been voted as the Player of The Year at his French club Lille. Osimhen’s emergence as Lille’s best player in the truncated 2019-20 season is not surprising for many going by the spectacular displays of the 21-year old in what is just his maiden campaign in Ligue 1. Among other feats; Osimhen had scored 18 goals and provided eight assists in all competitions for the French Ligue 1 side, before the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic disrupted the season. Victor Osimhen has been named as Lille’s Player of the Year. — Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) June 2, 2020 It is these breathtaking performances that have seen Osimhen be linked with a possible transfer to several top clubs across Europe. On the list of potential suitors for O...
Lizzo Shares New Photo To Promote Positive Self-Image
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Lizzo Shares New Photo To Promote Positive Self-Image

Grammy Award-winning singer, Lizzo has shared a message to her fans and followers on Instagram as she reminds them to love their bodies. The plus-size singer who has been a face of positive self-image took to Instagram to share photos and videos of herself in lingerie as she encouraged her fans. With her back on display, she backed the camera so that viewers can see her entire backside. Sharing the photo on Instagram, Lizzo wrote: “Put on some cute panties today and smack ur own ass” See Photo Here:
See Admirable Photos Of Funke Akindele Bello And Teddy A
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See Admirable Photos Of Funke Akindele Bello And Teddy A

Funke Akindele Bello strike a sexy post with Teddy A that has got fans talking on Instagram. Multiple award winning actress, Content Creator and The CEO of Sceneone Tv Funke Akindele Bello shares a lovely photos on Instagram. Funke is a Nigerian actress and producer. she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She plays the lead character in the show Jenifa’s Diary, for which she was named Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Funke was born on August 24, 1977, in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. Funke obtained an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication from the former Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, While Tope Adenibuyan, a former reality TV star professionally known ...
Ziyech: Chelsea new boy named Ajax Player of the Year third time in a row
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Ziyech: Chelsea new boy named Ajax Player of the Year third time in a row

The Morocco international capped his impressive stay at Amsterdam with another award before his summer switch to Stamford Bridge Chelsea's latest signing Hakim Ziyech has been named Ajax Player of the Year for the third time in a row. The Morocco playmaker was outstanding in Erik ten Hag's side with a contribution of nine goals and 18 assists across all competitions this season before the Dutch Eredivisie was annulled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ziyech joined Ajax from league rivals Twente in 2016 and during his four-year spell at the club, he won the Player of the Year award thrice – the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

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