Friday, April 23

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Juventus vs Parma: Pirlo Reacts to Ronaldo’s Failure to,Jump,Block Free-kick
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Juventus vs Parma: Pirlo Reacts to Ronaldo’s Failure to,Jump,Block Free-kick

  Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo has reacted after Cristiano Ronaldo again faced criticism for an apparent reluctance to commit fully to blocking dangerous free-kicks. The Bianconeri boss admitted he has a decision to make on Cristiano Ronaldo after seeing the Portuguese fail to perform blocking duties in Juventus’ 3-1 win against Parma on Wednesday night. Ronaldo’s presence is often needed in defensive walls during free-kicks, given his height and frame. But the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner has, however, faced criticism of late over his reluctance to perform this role. FC Porto fired beyond the 36-year-old during their Champions League game to claim a notable scalp and Parma also drilled over Ronaldo’s head in a Serie A outing on Wednesday. Juventus later won the ma...
Anele Mdoda hits back at ‘ugly without make-up’ jabs
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Anele Mdoda hits back at ‘ugly without make-up’ jabs

It seems like it will be “Anele Mdoda vs Kelly Rowland” forever after the radio personality was again dragged by social media users this week. It all started when Anele posted an innocent selfie showing off her make-up game. While some were here for the look, others quickly dug up her previous criticism of US singer Kelly Rowland and used it against her. The star took to the TL to address the situation and remind followers that she is unbothered by the insults in her mentions. “The thing about Twitter is just because you send an insult does not mean I will be insulted. Save your data for when you leave Wi-Fi zones. Trust, sihappy, thina,” wrote Anele. A tweep replied to her in a now-deleted tweet, continuing to question her past opinions on make-up. Anele hit back. ...
George Bush Describes Republican Party as ‘Isolationist,Protectionist and, to a Certain Extent, Nativist’
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George Bush Describes Republican Party as ‘Isolationist,Protectionist and, to a Certain Extent, Nativist’

Former US President, George W. Bush on Tuesday described the Republican Party, of which he is a member, as "isolationist, protectionist and, to a certain extent, nativist," his strongest and most direct criticism yet against the party since leaving office in 2009. The comment of Bush is sure to ring bells not only because he is a former Republican president but he has hardly made political comments since leaving the White House Bush recently talked about the need for a gentler approach to immigration by the Republican party,  but has not spoken negatively about the party even during the chaotic Trump era. Asked on Tuesday how he would describe the Republican Party as he sees it today, Bush told NBC's Hoda Kotb on the "Today" show, "I would describe it as ...
Jurgen Klopp, Gary Neville Clash over Liverpool’s Super League Membership
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Jurgen Klopp, Gary Neville Clash over Liverpool’s Super League Membership

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp and Manchester United legend, Gary Neville have clashed over the Reds’ signing up for the European Super League. Neville hit back at Klopp after the German lambasted him over his (Neville) criticism of being among the twelve clubs in the European Super League. Klopp accused Neville of “always going where the money is”. Neville had on Sunday particularly criticised Manchester United and Liverpool for being driving forces behind the Super League plans, questioning how a club with ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ as its motto and anthem could abandon the rest of the Premier League. And Klopp was livid with the comment and blasted the former United left-back after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Leeds on Monday night. “Gary Neville speaks about Y...
FA Cup: Alan Shearer, Ashley Cole name Chelsea player who made Man City struggle
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FA Cup: Alan Shearer, Ashley Cole name Chelsea player who made Man City struggle

  Alan Shearer and Ashley Cole have hailed Timo Werner’s performance, in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals. Werner caused City problems with his runs in behind and laid on the match-winning assist for Hakim Ziyech in the second half. The German international has come under much criticism for his struggles in front of goal, but former Newcastle striker Shearer was hugely impressed by his efforts. “It was a brilliant run from Werner and Ziyech just has to put it in the back of the net,” Shearer told the BBC. “We said about Werner before the game, we highlighted some of the sitters he’s missed this season but that’s why he was in the team today. “That’s why he was asked to play on the last defender to run in behind because he knew City...
Mourinho Responds to Paul Pogba’s criticism
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Mourinho Responds to Paul Pogba’s criticism

  Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho, has refused to join issues with Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, over the Frenchman’s recent comments about him. Mourinho said he ‘couldn’t care less’ what the Manchester United star has to say about him. Pogba had taken a swipe at Mourinho, his former manager at Manchester United, comparing his(Pogba) relationship with current manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to what life was under Mourinho. Speaking with Sky Sports, the former Juventus midfielder had said, “What I have now with Ole is different, he wouldn’t go against the players. He wouldn’t go against the players. “Maybe Ole wouldn’t pick them, but it’s not like he puts them on the side like they don’t exist anymore. That’s the difference between Mourinho and Ole. “Once,...
Zimbabwean Model, Njuzu Threatens Suicide; Accuses Love Rival, Ms Shally of Leaking her Sex Videos
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Zimbabwean Model, Njuzu Threatens Suicide; Accuses Love Rival, Ms Shally of Leaking her Sex Videos

South Africa-based Zimbabwean Model and social media personality, Monalisa Henrietta Chavura Zulu, popularly known as Njuzu (pictured left), has threatened to commit suicide. This comes after at least four of her bedroom videos, which are all explicit, leaked on social media. After the videos leaked, she initially said she has to come to terms with it. She went on Instagram Live to say she was unfazed by the criticism and nasty comments she got. However, hours later the socialite made a post on social media in which she appeared to be threatening to commit suicide. In the post which was posted on Instagram, Njuzu said that she is suffering from depression and slammed cyberbullies. She then seemingly accuses her love rival, Ms Shally, of being responsible for digging up t...
Arteta speaks on ‘little mafia’ within Arsenal squad
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Arteta speaks on ‘little mafia’ within Arsenal squad

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has told his players they must take Gary Neville’s harsh criticism “on the chin” ahead of their Europa League quarter-final clash against Sparta Prague on Thursday. The Gunners were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool on Saturday night, with their lethargic performance even more damaging than the result. Neville, speaking on Monday Night Football, particularly laid into skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette, branding them a “little mafia”. While Arteta would not be drawn on whether a disconnect had emerged between himself and his players, he feels any criticism of the side was justified. When asked to respond to Neville’s “little mafia” comments at a press conference on Wednesday, Arteta replied: “No, no respons...
We Won’t Trade Covid-19 Shots for Political Favors with other Countries – US
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We Won’t Trade Covid-19 Shots for Political Favors with other Countries – US

The United States has said it would not "trade shots in arms for political favors" with other countries. When outlining the State Department's plans to share supplies of Covid-19 vaccines with other countries, Secretary of State Tony Blinken said the US is only concerned with saving lives and not playing politics. "This is about saving lives," Blinken said during remarks at the State Department. "We'll treat our partner countries with respect." While making the remarks, Blinken  unveiled a new Covid coordinator, Gayle Smith, as the US has come under increasing criticism for its failure to share unused vaccines with other countries, even as Russia and China have aggressively started sharing their vaccines with nations around the world. "As we get more confident in our vac...
Gary Neville reveals some Arsenal players have become ”mafia” against Artet
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Gary Neville reveals some Arsenal players have become ”mafia” against Artet

  Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has claimed a group of Arsenal players have constituted themselves into “a little mafia” under Mikel Arteta. Neville was speaking about the Gunners’ 3-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend on Monday Night Football. According to him, he felt “uncomfortable” with what he saw at the Emirates on Saturday night. Neville singled out their front six – Dani Ceballos, Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette for criticism. He said: “I have to say, coming out of Saturday, we don’t know what goes on behind the scenes at Arsenal but there were a few of those players on the front part of the pitch, it looked like a little mafia. “It looked like a little group of players who w...
Thomas Tuchel Under Fire after Chelsea’s 5-2 Defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge
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Thomas Tuchel Under Fire after Chelsea’s 5-2 Defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has come under heavy criticism following his side’s 5-2 defeat to lowly rated West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Former Chelsea star, Chris Sutton, says the Blues can no longer be seen as top four contenders following the embarrassing defeat. Tuchel’s 14 games unbeaten start at Chelsea went up in smoke against the relegation threatened Baggies on Saturday. There were major changes in Tuchel’s lineup for the game with Mason Mount dumped on the bench and it seemed all smooth for the Blues when Christian Pulisic put the Blues ahead in the 26th minute. However, Thiago Silva got a second yellow card and was dismissed, triggering an astonishing capitulation which led to Chelsea’s heavy home defeat. Sutton said that the German gaffe...
Tuchel Blames Man City’s Gundogan for Werner’s miss in Germany’s Loss to North Macedonia
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Tuchel Blames Man City’s Gundogan for Werner’s miss in Germany’s Loss to North Macedonia

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has reacted to Timo Werner’s miss for Germany during the country’s shock 2-1 loss to North Macedonia in the World Cup qualification game on Wednesday. Tuchel blamed Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan for giving a bad pass to the Chelsea striker leading to the miss. The manager slammed critics of Chelsea’s Werner who produced a shocking miss during the defeat. Tuchel defended Werner and has hit out at the ‘annoying’ criticism of the goal-shy Germany international. Tuchel, however, is adamant that the versatile forward will soon return to the prolific form which persuaded Chelsea to part with £52 million to sign him last summer. Speaking ahead of this weekend Chelsea Premier League clash against West Brom, Tuchel said, “First of all, it was a bad ...
Those Who Looked Down on me Back Then will Surely be Like ‘had I Known’ – Funke Akindele
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Those Who Looked Down on me Back Then will Surely be Like ‘had I Known’ – Funke Akindele

Actress Funke Akindele has dished out an advice on relationship with people who are yet to find a footing in life. In tweets she shared, Funke Akindele advised against looking down on people as they can "be the next big thing". She also stated that those who looked down on her in the past, will surely be like 'had I known'. The actress also told those who have been looked down on, to keep working like no one is watching, embrace constructive criticism and also use it to their advantage. Akindele tweeted; Don’t look down on anyone!! They will surely be the next big thing!!Those who looked down on me back then will surely be like *had I known*Don’t stop supporting peeps even when some are ungrateful. Just know how & when to draw the line.We are all on earth for a purpose! ...
‘They’re a tad harsh’ – Frank Edoho hits at Nigerian Idol judges
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‘They’re a tad harsh’ – Frank Edoho hits at Nigerian Idol judges

Frank Edoho, Nigerian broadcaster, has called out judges of the sixth edition of the Nigerian Idol, saying they’re “a tad harsh.” His comment had come against the backdrop of criticism trailing the manner in which Seyi Shay, one of the show’s judges, addressed a 17-year-old contestant on Sunday. The singer had, in her assessment of the teenager, described his performance as “terrible”, adding that he “can not make money being a singer”. “I am laughing because I can’t just believe what I just heard. Who told you to come for the show’s audition. You should go back and tell them they’re not your friends. That was not a good one. You have a sweet, token voice but your performance is terrible. You’re never going to make money being a singer,” she had said. Shay’s remark has sinc...
Mason Mount: Thomas Tuchel has vindicated Frank Lampard – Gareth Southgate
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Mason Mount: Thomas Tuchel has vindicated Frank Lampard – Gareth Southgate

England boss, Gareth Southgate  has suggested that Thomas Tuchel’s continued use of midfielder, Mason Mount at Chelsea has vindicated sacked manager, Frank Lampard. Southgate and Lampard’s loyalty to Mount has been questioned in some quarters and the England boss noted the criticism they received for continuously fielding the player is no longer coming because new Chelsea boss, Tuchel is also a fan of the midfielder. According to Southgate, Mount is only now getting the credit he deserves because Tuchel now manages him at Chelsea and not Lampard. Southgate is a huge admirer of the 22-year-old and has named him in his starting XI for the seventh straight games for England. After managing Mount at Derby County and then Chelsea, Lampard was accused of favouritism when he conti...
Seyi Shay responds as Nigerians on social media drag her after she criticised a contestant on Nigerian Idol
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Seyi Shay responds as Nigerians on social media drag her after she criticised a contestant on Nigerian Idol

Singer, Seyi Shay, is currently being criticised on social media for her comment about a 17-year-old male contestant on singing competition, Nigerian Idol. The young chap appeared before the judges of the show including Seyi Shay. She was unimpressed by his performance and told him he will do well as a songwriter, not a singer because he's a 'terrible' performer. ''Somebody lied to you. Somebody told you to come here and audition. You should go back and tell them that they aren't your friend because that was not a good audition. You have a sweet talking voice and it comes out in your singing voice but your performance is terrible. You are never going to make money being a singer. I love you, you are so sweet but you are not a singer. You are not a singer. For songwriting, hit me...
:Mourinho set to expose Tottenham players who criticized his methods
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:Mourinho set to expose Tottenham players who criticized his methods

  Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, is furious that some of his players have been leaking negative stories about his training methods and he is desperate to expose them, the Daily Mail reports. Spurs went on a miserable run of form earlier this year, losing three successive Premier League games for the first time ever. They then won five straight matches, before losing 2-1 to Arsenal in the North London Derby and getting eliminated from Europe against Dinamo Zagreb. Those results have seen Mourinho’s future at the club called into question, while stories also emerged of discontent within the squad. After the defeat to West Ham, a report in The Athletic claimed players were questioning his overly reactive and defensive approach in games. They also felt training ...
Juventus takes final decision on Pirlo, Ronaldo leaving club
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Juventus takes final decision on Pirlo, Ronaldo leaving club

  Juventus has taken a final decision on the teams manager, Andrea Pirlo and forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, leaving the club. Recall that call for Pirlo’s sack grew in Italy earlier this month after Juventus crashed out from the Champions League against FC Porto, while Ronaldo was linked with a return to Real Madrid. However, Juventus vice-chairman, Pavel Nedved, has now decided that Pirlo and Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions at the end of the season. According to Nedved, Pirlo will continue his role as Juventus coach, while Ronaldo will see out the rest of his contract. “For me, Ronaldo can’t be touched,” Nedved told DAZN. “He has a contract until June 30, 2022, and will stay. What happens after that remains to be seen. “Cristiano, both technically...
It’s a Demonstration of God’s Power – Pastor Who Sits and allegedly farts on congregants’ faces says after being called out
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It’s a Demonstration of God’s Power – Pastor Who Sits and allegedly farts on congregants’ faces says after being called out

A South African pastor who was called out for sitting on people’s faces and farting on them as a blessed healing ritual, has defended himself. The Pastor from Giyani, Limpopo gained viral attention after his photo made rounds on social media. In the viral photos shared online, Pastor Christ Penelope of Seven Fold Holy Spirit Ministries was seen sitting on his congregants' faces and allegedly farting on them. It was learnt that some of the congregants line up for the "sacred fart", with some believing that they will be rich after the ritual. It was also alleged that some wait for up to two months to make the list. Pastor Penelope however defended himself by saying that his unique style of healing was copied from Jesus. The cleric who denied farting on his members, further s...
Juventus Speak on Ronaldo’s future after 1-0 Defeat to Benevento
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Juventus Speak on Ronaldo’s future after 1-0 Defeat to Benevento

Juventus sporting director, Fabio Paratici, has insisted they have no plans to allow Cristiano Ronaldo leave. Despite scoring 23 goals in 24 Serie A games, Ronaldo has become the target of criticism for a dismal season. It continued on Sunday, with a shock 1-0 home defeat to relegation battlers Benevento, who had not won in 11 matches. Ronaldo was meant to help Juve win the Champions League for the first time since 1996. That has not happened, with the Italian champions crashing out in the last 16 after losing to FC Porto. But Paratici remained firm on Ronaldo’s importance to the club “This is Juve, we have Cristiano Ronaldo, the best player in the world, and we’re holding on tight,” he said.
Jorginho Takes Swipe at Lampard, Hails Tuchel
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Jorginho Takes Swipe at Lampard, Hails Tuchel

Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho, has taken a veiled swipe at the club’s manager, Frank Lampard, and hailed his successor, Thomas Tuchel. Jorginho lauded the work of Tuchel and aimed a thinly-veiled criticism of Lampard’s ‘long balls’. Tuchel replaced Lampard at Stamford Bridge last January after the Englishman was sacked. Chelsea are unbeaten in 14 games under Tuchel, moving up to fourth place in the EPL table and into the quarter-finals of the Champions League and the semi-finals of the FA Cup. However, Tuchel’s appointment has been particularly beneficial for Jorginho, who has become a key starter under the German, having been a bit-part player under Lampard. “The coach wants us having control of the game, playing from behind, even when the pressure comes,” Jorginho told ...
The Ghost of Princess Diana Meeds to Give Piers Morgan a Dirty Slap – OAP Toolz
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The Ghost of Princess Diana Meeds to Give Piers Morgan a Dirty Slap – OAP Toolz

OAP Tolu Oniru-Demuren appears to be gutted by Pier Morgan's criticism of Meghan Markle's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey. In the tell-all interview, Meghan made some shocking disclosures about the monarch's perception about her, her marriage and the racial comments made towards her unborn child, Achie. Piers who has never hidden his disgust for Meghan, said the interview is an absolutely disgraceful betrayal of the Queen and the Royal Family. Toolz via her Twitter handle said the spirit of Princess Diana, Prince Harry's mum, needs to slap Piers. ''The ghost of Princess Diana needs to give @piersmorgan a dirty slap. Evil pillock''
“I Wouldn’t Have Gotten this Far Without a Sufficient Dose of Madness” – Mary Remmy Njoku tells critic who called her out for “Shading” People in her recent post
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“I Wouldn’t Have Gotten this Far Without a Sufficient Dose of Madness” – Mary Remmy Njoku tells critic who called her out for “Shading” People in her recent post

Mary Remmy Njoku is not backing down after she was called out for defending her husband when he said 4.6 million Naira school fees is cheap. In her initial post defending her husband following accusations he pays his employees peanuts while saying school fees of four million naira is cheap, Mary said employees can't offer service of 10K and expect to be paid more that 10,000 Naira. This worsened the criticisms so Mary responded in another post, denying paying staff peanuts. Though her husband, iROKO TV boss Jason Njoku, was the one accused of underpaying staff, Mary, the Director General of ROK Studios, responded saying none of her staff at ROK earns 90k or less. In a recent post, she wrote in the caption: "Losers focus on winners and winners focus on winning. "Life no f...
Premier League Drops Referee Lee Mason for this Weekend’s Fixtures
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Premier League Drops Referee Lee Mason for this Weekend’s Fixtures

The Premier League has confirmed that referee Lee Mason will not take charge of any of this weekend’s games. Mason, 49, was at the centre of controversy last Saturday, during West Brom’s 1-0 victory over Brighton at the Hawthorns. He disallowed a Lewis Dunk free-kick, despite blowing his whistle for play to restart. It led to mass protests from the Brighton players and resulted in heavy criticism. Mason, who was due to be the fourth official for Liverpool’s game at Sheffield United 24 hours later, was then withdrawn, due to a ‘calf injury. That has again been cited as the reason for his lack of involvement this weekend.
The Level of Nigeria’s Borrowing is Not Unreasonable And is not High – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed
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The Level of Nigeria’s Borrowing is Not Unreasonable And is not High – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has said that Nigeria cannot make progress if it doesn't borrow to fund the building of its infrastructure. Ahmed at a media briefing at the statehouse Abuja on Thursday February 25, said this while reacting to criticism regarding high levels of borrowing by this administration. In her words ''The level of borrowing is not unreasonable. It is not high. If we say we will not borrow and therefore we will not build rails and major infrastructure until our revenue rises enough, we will regress as a country. We will be left behind. We wouldn't be able to improve our business environment and our economy will not grow. We just need to make sure that when we borrow, we apply the borrowing to specific major infrastructure that would enhance the b...
”It Slipped out of my Mouth”- Apostle Suleman reacts to viral video of him praying COVID19 shouldn’t end
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”It Slipped out of my Mouth”- Apostle Suleman reacts to viral video of him praying COVID19 shouldn’t end

Apostle Johnson Suleman who is the General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has described as an error in his statement in which he said that COVID19 should not end because he was prospering and has been able to buy his third private jet. In a video that went viral last week, Suleman while preaching at a church program, said “In COVID (pandemic) I bought a jet; the third one. I have three. I was praying for COVID-19 not to end because I was resting. While people were complaining. my wife asked, ‘Can life be this sweet?’ Am I talking to somebody here?'' His statement drew criticisms from Nigerians who condemned him for being excited about the pandemic that has crippled the economic lives of many including the people who attend his chu...
West Ham vs Tottenham: Levy to Decide Whether to Sack Mourinho in Summer
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West Ham vs Tottenham: Levy to Decide Whether to Sack Mourinho in Summer

  Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, will wait until this season ends, before deciding on Jose Mourinho’s future as manager of the club, ESPN reports. Mourinho is under increasing pressure at the North London side after they slumped to ninth place in the Premier League. The Spurs have lost four times in their last five games. It is believed it would cost Levy around £30 million to sack Mourinho since he has a contract without a break clause until the summer of 2023. But it is not just the financial situation that is delaying a decision over the 58-year-old. Tottenham faces Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final in April and Mourinho can continue to fend off criticism, by insisting Spurs have a chance of winning silverware for the first time since 2008.
Chelsea vs Newcastle: I Don’t Want to be Loved by the Players – Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Newcastle: I Don’t Want to be Loved by the Players – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he is striving to be “unpredictable” in the dressing room, and that he won’t “do stuff to be loved” by the players. Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard last month and has overseen four wins in his first five matches. The former PSG boss has been able to bring the best out of players like Timo Werner, Jorginho and Callum Hudson-Odoi, while also endearing himself to the media. But he insists he can be a tough task-master behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge. “If we have behaviours that harm the group and cause trouble for the team on the pitch, we should tell the players individually, but I believe strongly that everybody has to have the personality to swallow criticism in front of the group. “That way, no harm is done because we can talk...
Lagos State Police Commissioner Condemns Maltreatment of Occupy Lekki Tollgate Protesters
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Lagos State Police Commissioner Condemns Maltreatment of Occupy Lekki Tollgate Protesters

Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the maltreatment of the 40 protesters arrested for participating in the Occupy Lekki Tollgate protest on Saturday, Feb 13. The suspects, including popular comedian Debo "Mr. Macaroni" Adebayo, were reportedly arrested, stripped, beaten and verbally abused. A video of the arrested protesters, topless, and sweating as police verbally assaulted them, was shared online over the weekend and generated criticism. Reacting to the video, Odumosu, in a statement by the command’s spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi, ordered immediate investigation and identification of the culprits. The statement reads: “The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a viral video where some arrested ‘EndsSARS protesters’ were b...
Justin Timberlake Apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson after Documentary Backlash
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Justin Timberlake Apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson after Documentary Backlash

Justin Timberlake has apologised to his former girlfriend Britney Spears in the wake of accusations of sexism and misogyny after a new documentary led to criticism of how he treated her during and after their relationship The singer also apologized to Janet Jackson, after failing to support her over their controversial Super Bowl performance in 2004. The apology comes following the airing of "Framing Britney Spears," a documentary that focuses on the conservatorship she has been under since 2008 but more broadly addresses the sexist and judgmental way she has been treated by the media and others throughout her career. It has led to criticism of Timberlake and other figures including journalist Diane Sawyer, who told Spears during a 2003 interview she had "disappointed a lot of...
Leicester City vs Liverpool: Klopp Reveals Talk With Alisson Becker
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Leicester City vs Liverpool: Klopp Reveals Talk With Alisson Becker

  Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has revealed that he had a ‘little talk’ with goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, ahead of his side’s Premier League clash against Leicester City on Saturday afternoon. Alisson made two massive blunders last Sunday as Man City defeated Liverpool at Anfield, thanks to goals from Ikay Gundogan (2), Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden. Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, Klopp said he had a brief discussion with the Brazilian shot-stopper to help brush off the disappointment of his costly mistakes against Pep Guardiola’s side ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Leicester. “Oh we [me and Alisson] had, of course, a little talk,” Klopp said. “If it is then about encouragement or whatever, I don’t know. It is just a little talk and he was n...
Man Utd vs Everton: Ed Woodward Sheds Tears Over Criticism
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Man Utd vs Everton: Ed Woodward Sheds Tears Over Criticism

Manchester United executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, “had tears in his eyes” as he showed former Anderlecht chief, Michael Verschueren, the criticism he received from fans. Woodward replaced David Gill at Old Trafford in 2013, but has been unable to carry on United’s success. He has hired and fired the likes of Louis van Gaal, David Moyes and Jose Mourinho, while also sanctioning many big money signings that have flopped. It left fans furious, with many of them taking to social media to express their dissatisfaction. “Two years ago, I was accompanied by Ed Woodward, the CEO of Man Utd, who was going through a slump at the time. “He showed me tweets from supporters: ‘Look Michael, how cruel the fans can be’ – the tears were in his eyes. “Today Manchester United are ...
Akwa Ibom Government Arrested, Holding My Husband For Criticism – Perfecta Bassey
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Akwa Ibom Government Arrested, Holding My Husband For Criticism – Perfecta Bassey

One month ago, the govt of Akwa Ibom state launched a witch hunt on my husband. Because my husband Da Zion Umoh consistently calls out their non performance on Facebook. First they arrested him without warrant & jailed him illegally for 3 days. The day after his arrest, we were still at the station trying to find out the reason for his arrest when the police brought him out from the cell and started speeding away with him to an unknown location. I raised alarm on Facebook and after running around the city looking for my husband, I got a phone call that he had been returned to the station. I don't know if this was as a result of calling it out early on Facebook. On 24 Dec, police seized Zion's US passport which is the property of @USinNigeria and released him. Then asked h...
Be Fair In Your Criticism Of My Administration, Buhari Tells Elite
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Be Fair In Your Criticism Of My Administration, Buhari Tells Elite

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians especially the elite to be fair in their criticism of his administration by looking at the situation of the country before the assumption of the current government. President Buhari made the call on Thursday at the State House, Abuja, while receiving in audience Reverend Yakubu Pam, the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission. The President said: “Those criticising the administration should be fair in terms of reflecting on where we were before we came, where we are now and what resources are available to us and what we have done with the limited resources. “We had to struggle paying debts, investing in road repairs and rebuilding, to revamp the rail and try to get power. This is what I hope the elite,...
‘You Can’t Question A Player Like Griezmann’ – Lloris Hits Back At Criticism
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‘You Can’t Question A Player Like Griezmann’ – Lloris Hits Back At Criticism

Hugo Lloris insists Antoine Griezmann's importance to France goes far beyond the goals he scores. Hugo Lloris has defended Antoine Griezmann from critics and insists the Barcelona forward remains a crucial player for France. Griezmann has been scrutinised for his form for much of the past 15 months since he completed a €120million move from Atletico Madrid to Barca. The 29-year-old has not looked fully at ease in the Catalans' forward line, his last goal in LaLiga – one of only nine he scored last season – coming in the 4-1 win at Villarreal on July 5. Griezmann, who got a goal in the 7-1 friendly thrashing of Ukraine, also scored in the 4-2 Nations League win over Croatia but, ahead of Wednesday's rematch in Zagreb, he again finds himself facing accusations of poor form ...
Katie Hopkins Permanently Banned From Twitter
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Katie Hopkins Permanently Banned From Twitter

Katie Hopkins, has been permanently banned by Twitter, as the social media claimed she broke their rules. The English media personality, who starred on the British version of Donald Trump‘s competition reality series, The Apprentice, in 2007, was kicked off the social media site because “keeping Twitter safe is a top priority for us,” a Twitter spokesperson told the Huffington Post. “Abuse and hateful conduct have no place on our service and we will continue to take action when our rules are broken. In this case, the account has been permanently suspended for violations of our hateful conduct policy.” The 45-year-old who tweeted under the handle @kthopkins, and had over 1 million followers before she was banned from the platform. She has faced criticism over the years for h...
Ronaldo Branded Most Selfish Footballer After Not Taking Penalty In Napoli Game
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Ronaldo Branded Most Selfish Footballer After Not Taking Penalty In Napoli Game

Cristiano Ronaldo has received a whole lot of criticism after he didn't step up to take a penalty in the Coppa Italia final shoot-out defeat to Napoli. Despite seeing a spot-kick saved in his return to action in the semi-final against AC Milan, Ronaldo is comfortably Juventus' best penalty taker and is normally immune to pressure in the big moments. But the five-time Ballon d'Or winner didn't even get to take one last night. Both Paulo Dybala and Danilo missed from 12 yards while Napoli scored all four through Lorenzo Insigne, Matteo Politano, Nikola Maksimovic and Arkadiusz Milik - the latter putting away the winner to secure Gennaro Gattuso's first trophy. And many believe Ronaldo didn't take a penalty because he wanted to be fifth on the list and ultimately the hero - someth...
Grammy Renames Controversial ‘Urban Contemporary’ Category
Entertainment

Grammy Renames Controversial ‘Urban Contemporary’ Category

The Recording Academy, the organization behind the Grammy awards on Wednesday June 10 announced a number of changes to its category names, including changing "urban contemporary" to "progressive R&B." The announcement was made amid growing criticism of the term “urban” which generalized genres including hip-hop and R&B, belittling the innovation of black music. The Recording Academy said the changes had been made to ensure its awards were "inclusive and reflect[ed] the current state of the music industry".   The statement read in part; “The renamed category is intended to highlight albums that include the more progressive elements of R&B and may include samples and elements of hip-hop, rap, dance, and electronic music. It may also incorporate production ele...
Anthony Joshua Hits Back At Criticism Over Black Lives Matter Speech
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Anthony Joshua Hits Back At Criticism Over Black Lives Matter Speech

Anthony Joshua has hit back at criticism of his impassioned speech at Saturday's Black Lives Matter rally in his home town of Watford. World heavyweight champion Joshua spoke out against looting and rioting and urged demonstrators to protest peacefully during the march, which was held in the wake of George Floyd's death last month. While the 30-year-old's address garnered plenty of support on social media, he also faced a backlash after reading out a speech from somebody who could not attend. An excerpt from the speech was uploaded to social media in which Joshua said: "Show them where it hurts. “Abstain from spending your money in their shops and economies, and invest in black-owned businesses.” The excerpt attracted some fierce criticism, with some labelling the speech a...
Twitter Users Shame Woman after she Shared Photos from her Graduation
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Twitter Users Shame Woman after she Shared Photos from her Graduation

A woman's graduation photos have earned her criticisms from Twitter users. The Twitter user who just graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing shared photos and a video from her graduation ceremony.     However, Twitter users were not impressed and they shamed her for her choice of graduation outfit.   The woman, who says she's from Liberia, was slammed for wearing a skimpy dress that exposed more than it covered.     However, some congratulated her and wished her the best.   Below are a few reactions.  
Vybz Kartel addresses criticism over his 16-year-old son expecting baby
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Vybz Kartel addresses criticism over his 16-year-old son expecting baby

Incarcerated Jamaican dancehall icon Vybz Kartel is set to become a grandfather. The acclaimed musician recently broke the news that his 16-year-old son Akheel Raheim Palmer alias Likkle Addi is expecting a baby boy with his girlfriend. Likkle Adi and his girlfriend appeared in a photo shared by Kartel with the caption “Congrats to me son & daughter and extended family.” Photos of the celebrations shared by Likkle Adi on Instagram depicted a baby shower with the backdrop spotting the words ‘Oh Boy’. The blue and white themes asserted the two are expecting a baby boy. During the celebrations, the couple was seen cutting cake and sitting on white, throne-like chairs. Vybz Kartel’s baby mama and Likke Addi’s mother Tanesha Johnson was seen posing alongside them. Kartel’s a...
Critic, Uche Maduagwu Threatens To Sue Government If It Imports Covid-19 Herb From Madagascar
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Critic, Uche Maduagwu Threatens To Sue Government If It Imports Covid-19 Herb From Madagascar

In his usual criticism, Nigerian actor and online critic, Uche Maduagwu has stood against the government over its plan to import Madagascar Covid-19 herbal cure into Nigeria. Uche stated this in a post he shared alongside video of him angrily warning and advising the government to look into involving the Nigerian herbal practitioners who are also capable of producing Nigerian made Covid-19 herbal solution. He conclusively stressed that if government is looking for anywhere to borrow wisdom before it can heed to his advice, ex-BBNaija reality star, Mercy Eke is always available. Read his excerpt and watch the video below; “I will sue the government if they try to import any herb from #Madagascar without meeting with all the herbal practioners who claim to have a cure for #...
Boris Johnson Back To Work As Criticism Over COVID-19 Response Grows
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Boris Johnson Back To Work As Criticism Over COVID-19 Response Grows

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tentatively began his return to work on Tuesday after being hospitalised for coronavirus, as parliament returned and criticism grew over the government’s response to the outbreak. Johnson spoke on the phone to US President Donald Trump about the international response to COVID-19, and officials said he would speak to Queen Elizabeth II in the coming days for the first time in three weeks. However, his spokesman said the 55-year-old, who spent several days in intensive care, was not yet “formally doing government work” as he recuperated at his official countryside retreat of Chequers. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab remains in temporary charge and will take prime minister’s questions on Wednesday during a semi-virtual session of the House of ...
Lawan, Gbajabiamila Got Criticism Of SIP Wrong – Maryam Uwais
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Lawan, Gbajabiamila Got Criticism Of SIP Wrong – Maryam Uwais

My attention has been drawn to the online report of the Nation newspaper of 7th April 2020, with the above caption. Indeed, several other online publications carried similar stories, alleging that the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPs), as supervised under the Office of the Vice President, were a ‘scam’. Given the gravity and implications of the narrative conveyed, as well as the caliber of persons involved, it has become necessary to clarify the issues in the public domain. That the National Social Investment Programme has gulped over N2 trillion since 2016, when the fund was created. UNTRUE Although the total appropriation by the National Assembly (NASS) from inception, for the 4 NSIPs, is N1.7 trillion, the actual funds released for the NSIPs between January 2016 and Oc...
Bishop Dies Of Coronavirus As Church Faces Criticism Over Some Of Its Practices
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Bishop Dies Of Coronavirus As Church Faces Criticism Over Some Of Its Practices

A 71-year-old prominent bishop in the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC), Milutin Knezevic has died from coronavirus less than a week after being hospitalized. Knezevic who was diagnosed with coronavirus alongside two other priests from the Valjevo diocese, drew public concern as his church still engaged in some practices which include kissing of shrines and even using a single spoon in the communion which had been banned under emergency regulations. His diocese confirmed his death on Monday March 30, days after the church faced accusations of flouting emergency health regulations. Earlier this month, the Serbian government declared state of emergency and suspended public gatherings to curb the spread of the coronavirus. However on March 15, several videos emerged of people taking co...
Coronavirus: Winners Chapel Reacts To Criticism Of Service Held On Sunday 22nd
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Coronavirus: Winners Chapel Reacts To Criticism Of Service Held On Sunday 22nd

PRESS STATEMENT FROM LIVING FAITH CHURCH ON CHURCH SERVICE OF MARCH 22, 2020 *Coronavirus: Compliance with Government Order – Matters Arising* It has become necessary to issue this statement to clarify issues surrounding why Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, the International Headquarters of Living Faith Church in Ogun State, held church service on Sunday, although with less than half of her regular worshipers. There have been diverse responses varying from well-meaning concerns to uncharitable insinuations, misinterpretations, and unfounded allegations that the service was held in deliberate defiance of Ogun State Government ban on high-density gatherings, in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. Nothing can be further from the truth. For avoidance of doubt, as stakeholders and as a ...
You are Very Silly Boy – Toyin Lawani Fires Back at Swanky Jerry
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You are Very Silly Boy – Toyin Lawani Fires Back at Swanky Jerry

Fashion entrepreneur, Toyin Lawani, has fired back at Swanky Jerry after he shaded her over her comments on the winners of the best dressed male and female winners at the 2020 AMVCA that held in Lagos on Saturday March 14th. Toyin in an earlier post, described the winners of the best dressed awards, Mercy Eke and Mike Edwards of the BBNaija fame, as ''a joke''. Swanky who styled Mercy for the awards took to his Instastories to respond to Toyin's criticism. Toyin has now replied him. In a video she shared, the mum of two said Swanky is a ''silly boy'' who she not only trained but empowered. She stressed she is entitled to her opinion just as every other person is entitled to theirs. See the video below.  
Roy Keane Forgot he was Once a Player – Aurier
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Roy Keane Forgot he was Once a Player – Aurier

The former Manchester United man slammed the Ivorian and his teammate Danny Rose, after Spurs' loss to Liverpool last year. Ivory Coast and Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier says Roy Keane is not worth responding to after the ex-Manchester United midfielder delivered brutal criticism on the Ivorian and fellow full-back Danny Rose last year. Keane felt Aurier and Rose were “dreadful” in the 2-1 Premier League loss to Liverpool last October and labelled the duo “Dumb and Dumber.” But while Aurier appeared uninterested to respond, he hit back at Keane who made the remarks during his punditry for Sky Sports. “I didn't even want to respond to that. Retired players who go on television and dare speak badly of current players, for me, these are not people who must be answered,...
BBC Sack Pundit Ramage
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BBC Sack Pundit Ramage

The BBC has cut ties with a football pundit after he singled out Derby County's "young black lads" for criticism. Former Derby midfielder Craig Ramage was speaking on BBC Radio Derby's Sportscene podcast after the Rams' 1-1 draw with Huddersfield on Saturday. He told the podcast: "When I look over and I look at certain players, their body language, their stance, the way they act, you just feel, 'whoa, hold on a minute - he needs pulling down a peg or two'. "So I'd probably say that about all the young black lads." Ramage's remarks drew immediate criticism from fans and players, including Derby defender Max Lowe, who said he was "shocked" by the comments. On social media, Lowe said: "I have decided to speak out on behalf of black footballers at Derby County. "Racial ig...
Eric Abidal Will Retain His Job At Barcelona Despite Messi Criticism
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Eric Abidal Will Retain His Job At Barcelona Despite Messi Criticism

Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal is to keep his job at the club despite being criticised by star forward Lionel Messi. Six-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi spoke out against Abidal after he had said players were not working hard under former coach Ernesto Valverde. Valverde was sacked in January and replaced by Quique Setien. Barcelona called an emergency meeting with ex-France defender Abidal on Wednesday to discuss the issue. After two hours of talks, it was decided the 40-year-old would remain in his role at the Nou Camp. Abidal, a former team-mate of Messi, made the comments in an interview with Spanish newspaper Diario Sport. But on Tuesday, 32-year-old Argentine Messi responded: "When you talk about players, you have to give names because if not, it gives air t...

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