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Ligue 1 vs LaLiga: Very competitive, powerful – Lionel Messi compares both leagues
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Ligue 1 vs LaLiga: Very competitive, powerful – Lionel Messi compares both leagues

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Lionel Messi, has compared French Ligue 1 and Spanish LaLiga. Messi said Ligue 1 is much more physical than LaLiga, adding that teams in the French League seem more powerful to him and the matches are hotly contested, with few spaces. The Argentine captain left LaLiga giants, Barcelona, for PSG in the summer transfer window. Messi has played just three games for PSG in Ligue 1 and he is still adapting to French football. He is yet to score for PSG in the Ligue 1 and his only goal for Mauricio Pochettino’s side happened in the Champions League against Manchester City. “[Ligue 1] It’s a league that is much more physical than LaLiga,” Lionel Messi told France Football. “Here, the teams seem to me to be more powerful and the matches are very com...
Miss Abuja, Oluchi Madubuike, is crowned Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2021
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Miss Abuja, Oluchi Madubuike, is crowned Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2021

Miss Abuja, Oluchi Madubuike, has emerged winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN)2021. The beauty pagent held on Saturday,  September 18, 2021, at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. 37 women contested for the crown but Oluchi Madubuike was crowned winner. She will be representing Nigeria at the 2021 Miss World pageant which will take place in Puerto Rico on Dec 16, 2021. The first runner-up is Miss Anambra, Maristella Okpala. She will represent Nigeria at the Miss Universe pageant. Miss Abia, Adaeze Chineme, is the second runner up and will represent Nigeria at Miss Supranational. Miss Bayelsa, Mercy Jessica Odjugo, is the third runner-up. She is MBGN Tourism. Lastly, Miss Bauchi, Lydia Okojie, the fourth runner-up, is MBGN ECOWAS. W...
Ex-Abia Commissioner of Sports, Uche Mpamah is dead
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Ex-Abia Commissioner of Sports, Uche Mpamah is dead

A former Commissioner for Sports in Abia State, Uche Mpamah, has been confirmed dead. The late Mpamah died of undisclosed illness on Saturday. The deceased served as Commissioner under the administration of former Governor Theodore Orji now the Senator, representing Abia central senatorial district in the National Assembly. The late ex-Commissioner hailed from Obuohia Obi-Ibere, Ibere clan in Ikwuano Local government area in Abia central zone of the state. Until his demise, the late Mpamma was a grassroots and consummate politician, and contested for the House of Representatives ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during its 2018 primaries for the Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency seat of Abia state. The deceased was also a one-time elected Chairm...
Lagos PDP Chairman dies from Covid-19 complications
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Lagos PDP Chairman dies from Covid-19 complications

  Adegbola Dominic, chairman of the Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has died. His death was announced by Taofik Gani, the publicity secretary of the party in the state. The statement released by Gani reads: "The late senior medical practitioner has been an exceptional politician who had deployed much of his hard earned money into philantropism. He was the Medical Director of Santa Maria Hospital. "Dr Dominic was a grassroots politician from the days of Action Group. He had held many political positions, notable amongst being State SDP officer; State Chairman of PAC; National Chairman of APN (Founded by late Jakande); State Chairman of Lagos PDP. "He had also contested lagos state governorship under the platf...
There was an Agreement that Buhari will hand over to Tinubu – Former CPC Chairman, Senator Rufai Hanga reveals
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There was an Agreement that Buhari will hand over to Tinubu – Former CPC Chairman, Senator Rufai Hanga reveals

Senator Rufai Hanga, founder and pioneer national chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) which President Muhammadu Buhari once contested for a presidential election on, has revealed that there was an agreement that power will be handed over to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu in 2023. Hanga who chaired one of the parties which collapsed to form the APC in 2014, disclosed that Tinubu remained in the APC after Buhari’s first term because of this agreement. He told Daily Trust;   “This is an open secret. There was an implied agreement. Even in law, there is implied and expressed act. If something is expressed, there are no two ways about it. There was an implied agre...
Ned Nwoko trends as Former Beauty Queen Accuses him of Putting her Father in Jail because their Community resisted his “Land grabbing” attempt
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Ned Nwoko trends as Former Beauty Queen Accuses him of Putting her Father in Jail because their Community resisted his “Land grabbing” attempt

Ned Nwoko is the number one trending topic on Twitter after former beauty queen, Pamela Ifejoku, accused him of putting her father in jail and causing her mother to spend her birthday in prison because their community resisted his attempt at land grabbing. Pamela, who was bestowed MBGN Miss Tourism after she emerged second runner-up when she contested as Miss Abuja in the 2019 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant, released a video crying for help on Twitter. In the caption, she alleged that her mother spent her birthday in prison because of Ned Nwoko. Pamela's mother visiting Pamela's father in jail on her birthday She also claimed Ned Nwoko used his money to "illegally jail" her father for years and she asked Nigerians to come to her family's aid. Narr...
NTTF National Championships kick off May 18 In Lagos
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NTTF National Championships kick off May 18 In Lagos

The atmosphere synonymous with the Nigeria Open will be re-enacted from May 18 when the 2021 Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) National Championships kick off at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium. The tournament which would serve as another test for the home-based players will be contested by states and clubs across the country from May 18 to 22 in 12 events including veterans above 50 years. According to the prospectus, players are expected to compete for the top prize in team (men and women), singles (men and women), doubles (men and women), doubles, U-21 (men and women), cadet (boys and girls) and veterans singles above 50. NTTF Technical Director who is also the Tournament Director, Adesoji Tayo said the tournament would help to unearth new talent...
AFCON 2022: CAF Announces Details for Tournament with 23 Teams Confirmed
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AFCON 2022: CAF Announces Details for Tournament with 23 Teams Confirmed

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, will be held in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6. A virtual executive committee meeting chaired by CAFS’s recently elected president Patrice Motsepe, also decided that a draw to divide the 24 qualifiers into six groups will be held on June 25. A total of 23 teams have confirmed their places at the continental showpiece. They are Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. The one spot left will be contested between Benin Republic and Sierra Leone. The match between the two countries in F...
”By all standards, in 50 years to come, you will never be the woman that I am right now – Transgender Buchi Alexandra clapsback at Bobrisky
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”By all standards, in 50 years to come, you will never be the woman that I am right now – Transgender Buchi Alexandra clapsback at Bobrisky

Nigerian transgender, Buchi Alexandra has clapped back at Bobrisky. Trouble started on Sunday, March 21 when Buchi shared a video on his IG page asking Bobrisky to stop giving the trans community in Nigeria a bad image. Bobrisky in his reply described Buchi as a pig and vowed that no other crossdresser or tranny would be noticed until he retires. Buchi has now responded saying that by all standards in 50 years to come, Bobrisky can never be the woman he is. He also responded to Bobrisky's allegation that he came into his DM to beg sometime back. According to him, he only reached out to Bobrisky to support him as he contested for an international beauty pageant.
Floyd Mayweather to Team up with Anthony Joshua and offer him Advice Before Tyson Fury Megafight
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Floyd Mayweather to Team up with Anthony Joshua and offer him Advice Before Tyson Fury Megafight

Floyd Mayweather has confirmed he intends to link up with Anthony Joshua and give him advice before his mammoth world title fight with Tyson Fury. The British heavyweights will finally meet this year to decide who wins the four-belt undisputed heavyweight champion and Floyd Mayweather, who is undefeated as a professional boxer says he will be providing Anthony Joshua with advice before the fight. Mayweather was ringside in London for Joshua’s ninth-round stoppage of IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev back in December where he offered tactical advice during the fight. After the fight, Mayweather also visited Joshua privately at home. Mayweather says he will be teaming up with him now that the fight with Fury (an undefeated boxer) has been agreed. “I look forward to work...
Tboss, her Sister Wendy, and her Fans Drag Ka3na for Claiming She Trademarked ”BossLady”
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Tboss, her Sister Wendy, and her Fans Drag Ka3na for Claiming She Trademarked ”BossLady”

Tboss and her sister are not staying silent following reports BBNaija reality star Ka3na has ''trademarked'' the nickname Boss Lady. Ka3na, who contested in the last Big Brother Naija show, went online to tell her fans to address her with respect as she has officially trademarked "Boss Lady". This didn't go down well with Tboss, who also used the name Boss Lady when she contested in the second edition of the Big Brother Naija reality show. Tboss' sister Wendy, who created a fanbase known as Boss Nation to support her sister Tboss while she was in the Big Brother house, did a video dragging Ka3na for claiming to be the Boss Lady. Tboss also took to her Instagram Stories to hint that Ka3na is chasing clout and doesn't know when to stop. Fa...
Trump’s Chief Of Staff, Mark Meadows Contracts Coronavirus Amid Tightly Contested Presidential Poll
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Trump’s Chief Of Staff, Mark Meadows Contracts Coronavirus Amid Tightly Contested Presidential Poll

President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has told associates he has coronavirus, according to people familiar with the matter, adding to the outbreaks connected to the White House. It wasn’t immediately clear when Meadows learned that he had contracted the virus or whether he had developed symptoms of Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus. He informed a close circle of advisers after Tuesday’s election, one of the people said. Meadows didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment. White House spokespeople didn’t respond to numerous e-mails and phone messages requesting comment. A Trump campaign aide, Nick Trainer, is also infected, according to two people familiar with the matter. He and campaign spokespeople declined to comment. Meadows has remained inv...
Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour – Ekweremadu
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Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour – Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy Senate President, has said his decision to contest again for the position at the formation of the 9th Senate is to protest against the invasion of the National Assembly last year. Mr Ekweremadu who did not indicate interest to aspire for the position until few hours to the election of principal officers at the National Assembly was nominated by his colleagues at the red chamber. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker was however defeated by the preferred candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Senator Ovie Omo-Agege. Mr Omo-Agege was alleged to have led thugs to invade and cart away the symbolic power of the red chamber last year. Despite being indicted by the Senate committee that investigated the incident, the APC lawmaker was no...
Police Detain Sports journalist, China Acheru
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Police Detain Sports journalist, China Acheru

The battle for the leadership in the Rivers State Football Association has taken a different dimension as Police have arrested and detained veteran sportscaster, China Acheru, in Port-Harcourt. The arrest and detention of Acheru followed a Petition to the State Commissioner of Police by the Rivers state FA chairman, Christopher Green, accusing the sports journalist of forgery and committing acts capable of causing a breakdown of law and order in the state. Green, in his petition to the police, claimed that Acheru forged the signatures of ex Dolphins Star, Victor Ezeji and Cyril Dum-Wite on the petition to the Nigeria Football Federation challenging the dissolution of the Electoral Committee in the State FA elections. The ace sports journal...
Full List of PDP Candidates to Get INEC Certificates After APC’s loss
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Full List of PDP Candidates to Get INEC Certificates After APC’s loss

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling and Saturday’s declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who contested in the 2019 general elections will get their Certificates of Return next week. The development means the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not hold a single elective position from June 2019 when the new executive and legislative occupants would gave been sworn in the state. At a press conference in Abuja on Saturday, INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, who declared PDP candidate, Bello Matawalle, winner of Zamfara State governorship election, said he and his deputy will get their certificates on Monday, May 27 in Abuja. However, others will get theirs at the INEC office in Zamfar...
PDP Dismisses APC’s Claim on Atiku’s Citizenship as Diversionary
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PDP Dismisses APC’s Claim on Atiku’s Citizenship as Diversionary

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sunday dismissed as reckless and groundless the claims made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is a Cameroonian. It also said the claim was a calculated attempt by the APC to trivialize and divert attention from the compelling issue of their criminal rigging of the 2019 presidential election. PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement, said it was a disingenuous claim designed by the APC to overburden, distract and bog down the presidential election petition tribunal with trivialities, lies and falsehood, so as to derail the course of justice. Ologbondiyan added, “Such diversionary tactic has however only helped in further exposing the fact that the APC has no answers to t...
Odegbami Shuts AFCON 2019 Door on Mikel
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Odegbami Shuts AFCON 2019 Door on Mikel

As Super Eagles are primed to know their AFCON 2019 group stage opponents this evening at the draw ceremony in Cairo, Former Green Eagles Captain, Segun Odegbami, has asked handlers of the senior national to perish the thought of recalling John Mikel Obi to the team. Mikel has been absent from Eagles since Nigeria’s last group stage game against Argentina at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He played no part in the team’s qualification for the continental football showpiece Super Eagles missed the last two editions in 2015 and 2017. Despite the campaign in a section of the sporting media for the recall of the Middlesbrough midfielder, Odegbami insisted that Mikel has done his bits with Eagles and should be allowed to move on. The ex-international fondly called ‘Mathematical’ in...
Wike Declared Winner of Rivers State Governorship Election
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Wike Declared Winner of Rivers State Governorship Election

Governor Nyesom Wike has been declared winner of the Rivers Governorship Election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Wike who contested under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 886,264 votes to win the polls 2019 governorship election in the state. The final collation of the governorship election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), shows he polled 886,264 votes ahead of his closest rival, Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC), who garnered 173,859 votes. More details on the outcome of the governorship election in the state to follow shortly.
Oshiomhole blasts Atiku, says he is a political rolling stone
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Oshiomhole blasts Atiku, says he is a political rolling stone

Mr Adams Oshiomhole,the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman has said that Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president candidate in the Feb. 23, Presidential National Assembly election is a political rolling stone not destined to be Nigeria’s president. He stated this on Thursday in Abuja at a news conference while reacting to allegations made by Atiku and the PDP that the elections was not credible. Oshiomhole added the Nigerian electorate have spoken, as such Atiku would certainly not rule Nigeria in spite of his desperation. He added that those waiting for an Atiku free market regime had missed it, as Nigeria does not need such investors. The APC national chairman stressed that what the country needed at the moment were genuine investors with lo...
Godswill Akpabio Loses Senatorial Seat in Akwa Ibom
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Godswill Akpabio Loses Senatorial Seat in Akwa Ibom

Former Senate Minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has lost his seat in the senate. In a keenly contested election held on Saturday February 23rd, Akpabio of the APC was defeated in the race for the Akwa Ibom North Senatorial District  by PDP's candidate, Christopher Stephen Ekpenyong. The Returning Officer Professor Peter Ogban who announced the result,  said Ekpenyon polled a total of 118,215 votes to beat Akpabio of APC who scored 83,158 votes.
Akin Alabi Dedicates His Victory to his Dad who Lost in 1992 Elections
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Akin Alabi Dedicates His Victory to his Dad who Lost in 1992 Elections

Nairabet owner, Akin Alabi has dedicated his victory at the House of Representatives elections which took place last Saturday to his dad. He contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Tweeting about his victory, Akin Alabi recalled how his father contested for such a position in 1992 but lost. He however expressed happiness that his son became successful where he failed. Akin Alabi tweeted: In 1992, my dad lost his election. He contested for a seat in the House of Representatives. In 2015, I contested and lost too. In 2019, I won.y dad is alive to witness this. He’s happy and I dedicate this to him. I dedicate my victory at the polls to my dad, Chief Adediran Alabi
Dancing Senator and Davido’s Uncle, Loses His Seat in the Senate
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Dancing Senator and Davido’s Uncle, Loses His Seat in the Senate

Dancing senator and uncle of popular singer Davido, Ademola Adeleke, has lost his seat in the senate. In a keenly contested election last Saturday, APC's Engr Lere Oriolowo, won the Osun West Senatorial District election. Adeleke was not on the ballot box because he contested in the last governorship election in the state. According to INEC, Engr Oriolowo polled a total of 102,147 votes to defeat the PDP candidate, Lere Oyewumi who scored 97,294 votes. Prince Dotun Babayemi of the African Democratic Party (ADP), came third with 42,915.
Don’t Be Afraid of Violence, Go Out And Vote – Buhari Tells Nigerians
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Don’t Be Afraid of Violence, Go Out And Vote – Buhari Tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to not be afraid of violence as they prepare to cast their votes in the coming general elections which commences tomorrow. President Buhari is contested for re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. His main challenger is former vice president Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Assuring Nigerians that his order against ballot box snatching isn’t a threat on Nigerians, Buhari said: “Do not be afraid of rumours of violence and unrest. “Our security agencies have worked diligently to ensure that adequate security measures are in place. “As your President, I hereby ask all Nigerians with voting cards to participate in defining the future of our nation by exercising your democratic rights tomo...

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