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Daddy Freeze responds to Biodun Fatoyinbo on behalf of the “community of nonentities” after the COZA pastor called those who condemn tithing “nonentities”
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Daddy Freeze responds to Biodun Fatoyinbo on behalf of the “community of nonentities” after the COZA pastor called those who condemn tithing “nonentities”

Daddy Freeze has responded to COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo, after he slammed those who criticize payment of tithes. Fatoyinbo, while preaching to his members to keep paying tithe, said that most critics of tithe payment use Elon Musk, an atheist, as an example that you can still succeed despite not paying tithe. Fatoyinbo told his members that Elon Musk has "a covenant with some other person" and added that Christians who have a covenant with God should keep paying tithes. He then said that those who condemn tithe payment are "nonentities". Responding on behalf of "the community of nonentities", media personality Daddy Freeze, who speaks against the payment of tithe, invited Fatoyinbo to a debate on tithe payment. See below.
Steven Gerrard vs Frank Lampard: Jamie O’Hara names better player
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Steven Gerrard vs Frank Lampard: Jamie O’Hara names better player

Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara has said that there is no debate over who was the better all-round player between Chelsea and Liverpool legends, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. The debate about who is the better midfielder between the two England legends is one that has raged on for years about two of the greatest ever Premier League stars. Gerrard and Lampard found it difficult playing well together while with England, but had glittering club careers where they won stacks of trophies. Lampard scored 274 club goals for Chelsea compared to Gerrard’s 190. And the Blues legend also won three Premier League titles, while the latter had none. “Let’s get one thing straight right now. Gerrard was on another level [to Lampard]. Another planet,” O’Hara said. ...
House of Rep members pass 2022 budget for second reading
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House of Rep members pass 2022 budget for second reading

The 2022 budget of N16.39 trillion was on Thursday October 14, passed for second reading in the House of Representatives. It was passed for second reading following the conclusion of debate on the general principles of the budget. This is coming barely 24 hours after the Senate also passed the 2022 Appropriation Bill for second reading after over one hour of debate on its general principles. President Muhammadu Buhari last week, presented an appropriation bill of N16.39 trillion for the total expenditure of the federal government in 2022 to the national assembly.
Manchester United and Chelsea-linked Rice responds to transfer talk
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Manchester United and Chelsea-linked Rice responds to transfer talk

The England international midfielder continues to see a big-money move mooted, but says he remains fully committed to the West Ham cause for now Declan Rice has vowed to “give everything” to West Ham as questions continue to be asked of his future, with the England international paying little attention to the reports linking him with Manchester United and Chelsea. Transfer speculation is nothing new for the 22-year-old, with each window bringing a fresh round of rumours. Rice has grown accustomed to dealing with the gossip and remains under contract at the London Stadium until 2024, so is reluctant to be dragged into a debate regarding what could happen if big-money offers are put on the table.  
Zlatan Ibrahimovic considers himself ‘the best player in the world,’ says it’s irrelevant to compare players with each other
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic considers himself ‘the best player in the world,’ says it’s irrelevant to compare players with each other

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has again declared himself the best player in the world while discussing the long running debate over who is the world's greatest player. The 39-year-old Swedish and AC Milan striker has enjoyed a hugely successful career at nine clubs in seven countries, scoring 502 goals. Despite never winning the Champions League or the Ballon d'Or - honours won multiple times by both Ronaldo and Messi, Ibrahimovic still believe he's the best player. 'If you're talking about intrinsic qualities, I have nothing less than them,' he told France Football magazine. 'If you look at the trophies… yes, I didn't win the Champions League. 'But I don't know how you calculate it. I'm not obsessed with it because when you do good things collectively, the individual follows. The ...
Take the 500K” Jay-Z tells those picking dinner with him over $500K
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Take the 500K” Jay-Z tells those picking dinner with him over $500K

There has been a debate on Twitter about which is the wiser option between dinner with Jay-Z and $500K. People have been divided as some say $500K is better as you can't get much out of the billionaire rapper in just a few hours spent having dinner. Others said dinner with Jay-Z is better in the long run. Jay-Z has now responded via TIDAL, his company's handle. "Take the $500K," the businessman wrote simply.
Solskjaer told who should take Man United Penalties, Freekicks
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Solskjaer told who should take Man United Penalties, Freekicks

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been told to allow Bruno Fernandes continue to take penalties and free-kicks at the club following the return of Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo’s national teammate, Fernandes is the current penalty taker at Old Trafford and the 36-year-old’s return to Man Utd could see Solskjaer relieve him of the duties. Paul Parker, a former Premier League manager questioned whether or not Solskjaer has the strength of character to stand up to Ronaldo amid the debate over who should take penalties. Parker believes Solskjaer should retain faith in Fernandes’s ability from the spot even if it would mean running the risk of upsetting Ronaldo. He told Eurosport, “The biggest concern for some players and the fans may be if they see Ronal...
‘I was married for close to six years. Now I am divorced”- BBNaija housemate, Boma, reveals
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‘I was married for close to six years. Now I am divorced”- BBNaija housemate, Boma, reveals

BBNaija ''Shine Ya Eye'' housemate, Boma, this afternoon revealed that he was married for close to six years and is currently divorced. Boma revealed this during his diary session with Big Brother where he was talking about the day's task. They have been asked to do a presentation that borders on financial management in marriage and the issues that could arise when couples run joint accounts. While speaking on his readiness for the task, Boma said ''I am personalizing the task as someone that has been married. I was married. I think my experience here would play a part. I have been married for close to six years but I am currently divorced and this topic was one of the reasons why I was also divorced. So preparing for this was very personal. We are following all the rules in ...
Daddy Freeze slams follower who questioned how well he Knows God
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Daddy Freeze slams follower who questioned how well he Knows God

Daddy Freeze has slammed a follower for questioning how well he knows God. Freeze, whose real name is Ifedayo Olarinde, shares posts on Instagram, giving his views on religion and the Bible. One follower chose to question Freeze's authenticity as a preacher by asking: "But does Daddy Freeze knows God?? That's another debate we should look at." And Freeze responded, blasting the follower's grammar. See below.
Africa is Proof that Prayer Doesn’t Work – Nigerian man Sparks controversy
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Africa is Proof that Prayer Doesn’t Work – Nigerian man Sparks controversy

A Nigerian man has sparked a controversial debate online with an assertion concerning the effect of fervent prayers in Africa. The guy known as Ogbeni Damola is of the opinion that the underdevelopment and corruption that is consuming many African nations, is proof enough that prayers don’t work. He stated this on Twitter, writing; ”Africa is a proof that prayer doesn’t work” Damola’s post evoked a series of reactions from religious fanatics, atheists and many others who shared their thoughts on the matter. See the post: Reacting, @BoneKnightmare; The Bible spells out a 400 year curse that ended in 2019 so something is working apparently. All of this stuff was written exactly the way it was plotted out. A lost tribe? Check. 400 year curse? Check. People moved to a foreig...
PDP Members Stage Walkout as House of Reps Members Pass Electoral Act bill
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PDP Members Stage Walkout as House of Reps Members Pass Electoral Act bill

The controversial Electoral Act(Amendment) Bill has been passed today July 16 by the House of Representatives just as members of the PDP caucus in the House staged a walkout from the chamber during the debate. The House had suspended plenary and consideration of the bill following disagreement among members on the mode of transmitting election results on Thursday, July 15. It invited the Nigeria Communication Commission(NCC) to educate members on the implications and possibility of electronic transmission of results. Shortly after officials of the NCC left the chamber, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila announced the resumption of consideration of the report after digesting the comments of the NCC officials beginning from Clause 52. Clause 52 allows the Independent National Electoral Com...
Two Men Share Opposing Views about the role of Women in a Marriage
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Two Men Share Opposing Views about the role of Women in a Marriage

Two men's opposing views about the role of women in a marriage has led to a debate. One man named Victor Onyekachi Ojiako wrote on Facebook: "Never marry a jobless woman out of pity, let her get something doing first." And a man named Eric Ukaku responded, saying that a man who doesn't earn enough to take care of himself and his wife doesn't have to marry because  "women are not created to toil with the man but to receive and be taken care of." He added: "If you marry and your wife decides to assist you financially, thank God but don't make it a condition for marriage. You as the man should be financially stable before getting into marriage." See both views below and tell which side you're on.
Saliba’s big chance? Luiz leaving Arsenal opens door for on-loan centre-back
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Saliba’s big chance? Luiz leaving Arsenal opens door for on-loan centre-back

The Gunners defender has impressed since returning to France during the January transfer window and could have an important role to play next season David Luiz is a player who will always divide opinion. From the moment he opted to make the move across London and join Arsenal from Chelsea in 2019, he has been the subject of fierce debate. Derided by some and respected by others, Luiz has rarely found himself out of the headlines during his time at Emirates Stadium.
World Best: ‘He’s an Animal, Machine’ – Ben Foster Chooses Ronaldo Over Messi
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World Best: ‘He’s an Animal, Machine’ – Ben Foster Chooses Ronaldo Over Messi

  Former Manchester United goalkeeper, Ben Foster, has chosen Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo over Lionel Messi of Barcelona in the debate on who is the world’s best football player. Appearing on the Happy Hour Podcast, Foster opened up on Ronaldo’s work ethics, describing him as the greatest of all time. Ben Foster spent time at United the same time Ronaldo was breaking records at Old Trafford “Animal! What a guy, seriously, and a lovely bloke as well. I’m not even joking. For example, he was the first one in every single day and he would be the last one out on the training pitch, and the last one to leave the building every day. “And when I was at United, it was the days before Instagram and Twitter, and ‘doing it for the ‘gram’, but he was doing it for hims...
China’s N3.2 Trillion Loan to Nigeria is Nothing to Worry About — DMO DG, Patience Oniha
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China’s N3.2 Trillion Loan to Nigeria is Nothing to Worry About — DMO DG, Patience Oniha

Director-general of the Debt Management office, Patience Oniha has revealed that Nigeria’s loans from China are about N3.2 trillion and constitute about 11 per cent of its total external debt. In an interview with Premium Times, Oniha said the loans are all concessional loans that are project-tied and that there are no reasons for Nigerians to be worried about them. She also revealed that Nigeria’s debt to Gross Domestic Products (GDP) is currently sustainable, but that there is a need for the country to do much better in terms of debt services to revenue. Oniha said; “I know that last year there were a lot in the public space about borrowing from China. So all of the loans we had from China, the stock of the bilateral credits which is where China belongs, that we have, is sm...
UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition
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UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition

United Kingdom Parliament has responded to an online petition signed by about 219,743 people asking for sanctions to be imposed against the government of Nigeria and police officials involved in abuses and violation of human rights. In its response to the petition titled: “Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials,” the UK Parliament said it will consider the petition for a debate, as it considers “all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures for a debate.” The Parliament said it was waiting for 22 days for a debate date on the petition, stating that there have been reports of a Nigerian police force unit (SARS) engaging in illegal activities and human rights abuses, and there have also been reports of police firing at protestors calling for SARS to...
Maguire delighted for ‘big character and big leader’ Bruno Fernandes after Man Utd playmaker’s dominant display at Everton
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Maguire delighted for ‘big character and big leader’ Bruno Fernandes after Man Utd playmaker’s dominant display at Everton

  The Red Devils captain praised the ability of the midfielder to respond to adversity following criticism of recent performances   Manchester United captain has hailed the excellence of playmaker Bruno Fernandes as he helped the Red Devils secure a 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday. The Portuguese had been the subject of criticism for his display in the shock 2-1 Champions League loss to Istanbul Basaksehir in midweek but bounced back impressively as United recorded their third Premier League win of the season. Fernandes scored twice in the first half, although there was some debate as to whether striker Marcus Rashford had touched the ball en route to the net for the second, before setting up Edinson Cavani to score his first goal for the club.
Trump, Biden Fight Over The Raging Virus, Climate & Race In Final Debate
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Trump, Biden Fight Over The Raging Virus, Climate & Race In Final Debate

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus during the campaign’s closing debate, largely shelving the rancor that overshadowed their previous face-off in favor of a more substantive exchange that highlighted their vastly different approaches to the major domestic and foreign challenges facing the nation. The president declared the virus, which killed more than 1,000 Americans on Thursday alone, will “go away.” Biden countered that the nation was heading toward “a dark winter.” “Anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America,” Biden said. With less than two weeks until the election, Trump portrayed himself as the same outsider he first pitched to voters fou...
Edo State Deputy Gov. Challenges Oshiomhole, Other Governorship Aspirants To Debate
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Edo State Deputy Gov. Challenges Oshiomhole, Other Governorship Aspirants To Debate

The Edo State government has challenged the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and all governorship aspirants in the state to an open debate. The challenge was thrown on Sunday in a statement by the state’s deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, trumping Governor Godwin Obaseki’s moral uprightness and service delivery as the endearing factors for which the people of the state would reelect their team. Comrade Shaibu, in the statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Benjamin Atu, and made available to journalists in Abuja, said “I am throwing an open invitation to anyone who has the moral standing of Godwin Obaseki to come out and defend their statements in an open debate.” According to the statement, the deputy govern...
Bloomberg Roundly Attacked By Rivals In Fiercest Democratic Debate So Far
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Bloomberg Roundly Attacked By Rivals In Fiercest Democratic Debate So Far

The top six Democratic presidential candidates faced off in Las Vegas on Wednesday in the most combative debate of the election and days before the high-stakes caucuses in Nevada. It was the first debate for Mike Bloomberg, and the former New York mayor’s rivals in the Democratic race for president immediately took aim – attacking him for his legacy on racist policing and reports of sexist comments and discrimination at his companies. In the first minutes of the debate, the Vermont senator Bernie Sanders argued that Bloomberg’s legacy of stop-and-frisk made it impossible for him to broaden the Democratic party’s coalition and defeat Donald Trump. The Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren compared Bloomberg to Trump in her opening remarks: “Democrats take a huge risk if we jus...
BBNaija’s Leo DaSilva Claimed During an Interview that He’s Still a Virgin
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BBNaija’s Leo DaSilva Claimed During an Interview that He’s Still a Virgin

Big Brother Naija's Leo DaSilva, 27, has claimed that he's still a virgin. The former reality star was asked about the songs in his sex playlist and that was when the made the claim. He said nervously, "I'm a virgin, obviously, still..." then went on to list the songs he thinks will be great for a sex playlist. Nigerians are not convinced about his claim and they've taken to Twitter to debate whether the 27-year-old could be a virgin or not.
Lille Coach Confirms Oshimen As Penalty Taker After On-field Debate With Ikone
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Lille Coach Confirms Oshimen As Penalty Taker After On-field Debate With Ikone

Lille coach Christophe Galtier has confirmed that Victor Osimhen is the designated penalty taker of the club after the Nigeria international was involved in an on-field debate with Jonathan Ikone during the first half of the Ligue 1 tie against Montpellier on Friday night. Five minutes before half-time, Ikone stepped up to convert a spot-kick won by Osimhen, which did not please captain Jose Fonte and manager Galtier as they wanted the rule to be applied. Speaking to reporters post-match, Galtier explained : ''I saw what happened and I'm going to talk about it with the players. ''In the last match against Brest, Victor gave Jonathan (Bamba) the chance to shoot, it was a gift. ''This is something I am going to intervene on because there were far too many people around the ba...
Tammy Abraham Ready To Accept England To End Debate Over International Future
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Tammy Abraham Ready To Accept England To End Debate Over International Future

Tammy Abraham is ready to accept an England call-up if Gareth Southgate picks the striker in his squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria - a move that could seal Abraham’s international future , dashing Nigeria’s hopes of poaching him. Southgate names his squad for England’s double-header on Thursday with Abraham waiting to see whether or not his good form for Chelsea will be enough to earn him a place in the squad. Nigeria have been attempting to convince Abraham to switch his international allegiance, despite the fact the 21-year-old has already won two senior England caps in friendlies against Germany and Brazil. Abraham has not publicly committed himself to either county, but it is understood he wants to play for England and would accept a call ...
Tinubu, Oshiomhole, El-rufai’s 2023 Posters Spark Debate
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Tinubu, Oshiomhole, El-rufai’s 2023 Posters Spark Debate

Four years ahead of the 2023 Presidential election, politics of who emerges the next President of Nigeria seems to be dominating the social media space, no thanks to political posters posted in some strategic parts of the country. Those whose posters can be seen in parts of Nigeria include the All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State and the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. In Kaduna city, posters which read, ‘El- Rufai 2023 (Mai Aiki) for President, Federal Republic of Nigeria’, sponsored by the Northern Youth Forum were seen in various parts of the state on Sunday. In Ikeja, a large billboard of Tinubu could be seen around the ‘Ikeja Along’ bus-stop, with the words, ‘BAT 2023’, although it has since been taken down. ...
Sarkodie Breaks Silence on Medikal Claiming To Be The Best Rapper in Ghana
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Sarkodie Breaks Silence on Medikal Claiming To Be The Best Rapper in Ghana

The AMG’s rapper, Medikal gave Ghanaians something to debate on after he tagged himself as the best rapper and saviour of Ghanaian rap music. This didn’t go down well with most of the rappers and it even resulted in a lyrical battle between Strongman Burner and Medikal. One of the best rappers in Ghana, also the CEO of Sarkcess Music, Michael Owusu Addo, better known as Sarkodie for the first time has reacted to Medikal’s comment. According to Sarkodie, just as most rappers have been doing in Ghana, Medikal was also tagging himself as the best rapper among his class of rappers. “When I’m rapping and I say I’m the best I’m not thinking of Obrafuor but I still see Obrafuor as the one but at that moment I’m not thinking of Obrafuor so when I listen to Medikal talk about him he’s t...
South African Christian woman says Christians aren’t meant to feel period or labour pains because Christ took that away already
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South African Christian woman says Christians aren’t meant to feel period or labour pains because Christ took that away already

A South African woman known for being an outspoken Christian on Twitter has shared a controversial tweet that's led to a debate.   Nikki Shange, who refers to herself as "daughter of the Rabbi" made this statement while reacting to a question about labour pains.     Twitter user Linda Mtoba asked her followers: "How sore is natural birth? Like honestly and realistically."   And Nikki replied: "It’s not sore at all unless you’re still under the curse of Adam. We are now under the blessing not the curse. Christ came and reconciled us to The Father and removed sin and all things that come from sin. So if you still get period pains or labour pains, it’s your choice to."     Web users criticized her logic but she stood her grou...
Akon Gets Into A Debate About Jollof Rice With Deputy Governor Of Lagos, Obafemi Hamzat
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Akon Gets Into A Debate About Jollof Rice With Deputy Governor Of Lagos, Obafemi Hamzat

Akon is currently in Nigeria for the Google For Nigeria event taking place in the country. The Senegalese-born American singer while at the event, got into a debate with the deputy governor of Lagos, Dr Obafemi Hamzat. The debate was about who has the best Jollof rice in Africa. Akon defended his country of origin, saying: "Senegal Invented Jollof Rice." But Dr Obafemi Hamzat replied: "I’m not talking about who actually Invented, I am saying Nigeria Jollof Is the Best."
Lawan Shuts Down Motion Seeking To Debate Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech
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Lawan Shuts Down Motion Seeking To Debate Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech

The majority of Nigerian senators Thursday voted against a motion to debate President Muhammadu Buhari’s Democracy Day speech in plenary. The motion to scrutinise the speech was moved by Istifanus Gyang (Plateau-PDP). Coming under Order 52 of the Senate standing order, Mr Gyang asked his colleagues, through the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, to grant him the leave to present a motion on a matter of public importance. “The matter of urgent national importance I am bringing before this Senate has to do with the democracy day speech of President Muhammadu Buhari of the 12th June 2019. This speech is already in the public domain. I am asking that in view of the interest it has generated…,” he said. The lawmaker was cut short by Mr Lawan who asked to seek the consent of other sena...
Disgraceful? Classless? That’s exactly what the reaction to USWNT’s 13-0 win has been
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Disgraceful? Classless? That’s exactly what the reaction to USWNT’s 13-0 win has been

The USWNT has been heavily criticized for their celebrations against Thailand, but the reality is that most of them were rather routine Not all celebrations are excessive. Some are just celebrations, even if it’s for a goal total that may seem excessive. This point appears to be getting lost in the oftentimes breathless debate surrounding the U.S. women’s national team’s historical beatdown of Thailand on Tuesday evening in Reims. Yes, the scoreline was stark in the World Cup opener for both teams: 13-0, a record margin of victory for any World Cup, men’s or women’s.
The Gunners were concerned that meeting the Welshman’s contract demands could possibly cause strife in the dressing room Arsenal opted against offering Aaron Ramsey a new contract because matching his wage demands would have been “very harmful” to the squad’s dynamic, head of football Raul Sanllehi says.  Ramsey will join Juventus on a free transfer on July 1 after accepting a deal in February that, according to some reports in the UK, will see him earn as much as £400,000 per week.  Sanllehi says it would have been irresponsible for Arsenal to match the “incredible” offers Ramsey received from other clubs when he entered the final year of his contract, even though the player himself was keen to stay at Emirates Stadium.
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The Gunners were concerned that meeting the Welshman’s contract demands could possibly cause strife in the dressing room Arsenal opted against offering Aaron Ramsey a new contract because matching his wage demands would have been “very harmful” to the squad’s dynamic, head of football Raul Sanllehi says. Ramsey will join Juventus on a free transfer on July 1 after accepting a deal in February that, according to some reports in the UK, will see him earn as much as £400,000 per week. Sanllehi says it would have been irresponsible for Arsenal to match the “incredible” offers Ramsey received from other clubs when he entered the final year of his contract, even though the player himself was keen to stay at Emirates Stadium.

The left-back's future in the Spanish capital is a topic of debate this summer but the player himself has high hopes for the new campaign Real Madrid's Sergio Reguilon has admitted that he has had offers to join clubs elsewhere in Europe but is keen to stay in the Spanish capital as he is '100 per cent' sure that he and his team-mates will win a major trophy in the 2019-20 season. Los Blancos endured one of their most disappointing seasons to date last term, with a failure to find an adequate replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo's goals credited as a major reason for Madrid finishing the campaign without a single piece of silverware. Reguilon had been one of the few bright spots in the 2018-19 campaign, however, with the 22-year-old making the jump from Real's Castilla side a...
Dabota Lawson shades Yvonne Jegede over comment on her marriage
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Dabota Lawson shades Yvonne Jegede over comment on her marriage

In the heat of the debate on the marriage between Regina Daniels and billionaire Ned Nwoko, ex-beauty queen Dabota Lawson has thrown a shade which appears to be directed at actress Yvonne Jegede. In a post she shared on social media, Dabota Lawson mocked the actress for telling Nigerians to mind their business concerning the marriage of young actress Regina Daniels and her 59-year old billionaire man who is 38 years older than her and has 4 wives already. Dabota who is divorced from a marriage with Sunny Aku, a billionaire 35 years older than her, shared on Instagram: “A certain Nollywood actress use to mock me and make statements like “ I can’t believe she got married for money “ actually let me use her words “ Na wa wettin girls Dey do for money eh God forbid “ , then I think sh...
2019 Budget Debate To Begin On Wednesday — Saraki
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2019 Budget Debate To Begin On Wednesday — Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, said that the Senate would begin the debate on the 2019 Appropriation Bill on Wednesday. He made the announcement on the floor of the Red Chamber. According to the verified Twitter handle of the Senate, “Senate President, @bukolasaraki announces that the #2019Budget debate will commence on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019.” This is the first Senate sitting after the last governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections. The 2019 budget was presented in December 2018 by President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives. The Senate on Tuesday adjourned proceedings early, due to the death of lawmaker representing Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency, Oyo State, Mr Temitope Olatoye, alias S...
Come And Debate, Atiku Has Visited US, Fayose Tells Buhari
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Come And Debate, Atiku Has Visited US, Fayose Tells Buhari

Ayodele Fayose, former Ekiti State Governor, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to ensure he attends the presidential debate slated for tomorrow. Presidential debate for candidates of political parties is billed to hold on January 19. Mr Fayose, factional head of the South West campaign organisation of Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made the call on Friday. Messrs Buhari and Abubakar are major contestants in the presidential election scheduled for February 16. They are expected to participate in the debate. There are insinuations in some quarters that the president who seeks a second term in office will dodge the debate. As at press time, POLITICS TIMES could not verify if the APC flag-bear...
Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Brilliance at The Platform Lagos Debates: How Social Media Responded.
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Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Brilliance at The Platform Lagos Debates: How Social Media Responded.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the APC Governorship Candidate for Lagos went up against Jimi Agbaje, the PDP Candidate for Lagos, Babajide Gbadamosi, the ADP candidate for Lagos and Owolabi Salis the AD candidate for Lagos at the Lagos Gubernatorial debate organised by The Platform Nigeria, a creation of Pastor Poju Oyemade’s Convenant Christian Centre. Arriving at the venue of the debate early, he posted a selfie with the hashtags on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #SanwoOluDebates and #ThePlatformDebates which a tweet from his handle a few hours ago had started a trend across Social Media. The selfie post received thousands of likes, comments and retweets across the different social media platforms. Dressed in a white native attire, Babajide Sanwo-Olu immediately started the debate strong ans...
Electoral Act: Dogara, Gbajabiamila Stop Debate On Buhari’s Letter
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Electoral Act: Dogara, Gbajabiamila Stop Debate On Buhari’s Letter

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari informing the National Assembly of his decision to withhold assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. The Speaker and the Majority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, however, blocked the move to debate the rejection. Shortly after Dogara read the letter in plenary, a member, Mr Aliyu Madaki (PDP, Kano), raised a point of order to criticise the President for not assenting to the bill. Madaki said, “This has a lot to do with the well-being of this country. What we want is a free, fair and credible election. Mr President refusing to assent to the Electoral Act (amendment bill) shows clearly what he wants to do. The whole world is watching. Everybody is watching…” Gbajabia...
BON, NEDG Pick Only 5 Political Parties For Debate (See List)
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BON, NEDG Pick Only 5 Political Parties For Debate (See List)

The Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) has announced the selection of 5 political parties for the vice presidential and presidential debates leading up to the 2019 general elections. In a statement to newsmen obtained by PoliticsNGR, the Executive secretary of the NEDG, Eddi Emesiri revealed that the political parties selected include: The peoples Democratic Party(PDP), The All Progressives Congress(APC), The Alliance for New Nigeria(ANN), Allied Congress Party of Nigeria(ACPN) and the Young progressives Party(YPP). This means that the Presidential candidates that will be publicly squaring off include; Atiku Abubakar, Muhammadu Buhari, Fela Durotoye, Oby Ezekwesili and Kingsley Moghalu. The vice-presidential debate will h...
Alleged N177bn NPA Scam Tears Senators Apart
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Alleged N177bn NPA Scam Tears Senators Apart

Senators were, yesterday, divided over the alleged non-remittance of N177 billion operational surplus made by Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, into the consolidated federation account. The disagreement came up when a member of the Senate Committee on Marine Transport, which oversees NPA’s operations, Senator Mohammed Hassan (PDP Yobe South), drew the attention of the Senate to it. Senator Hassan, who raised a point of Order, citing Orders 42 and 52, submitted that against the spirit and provisions of the 1999 Constitution and extant laws of NPA, the agency kept to itself N177 billion operational surplus it made from accruing revenues in the 2017 fiscal year, without remitting it into the federation account. According to him, the committee discovered that the agency, in its budget de...
2019 ELECTION : Buhari Not Afraid Of Debate – Campaign Office
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2019 ELECTION : Buhari Not Afraid Of Debate – Campaign Office

The Buhari Campaign Council has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not evading debate but will only participate if he is convinced that the circumstances and rules for such debate are germane. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had challenged the president to a live debate with its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on critical sectors ahead of the 2019 presidential election. The party noted that Buhari had been mortally afraid of debates, adding that he should accept to face its candidate, Atiku, in a general debate organised by independent bodies at any venue of his choice. However, Buhari’s campaign team responded yesterday describing PDP’s challenge as mere grandstanding. Speaking to THISDAY, the spokesman of the Buhari Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo (SAN) sa...
You Must Come For Debate, PDP Tells Buhari
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You Must Come For Debate, PDP Tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party has said the All Progressives Congress is afraid of participating in a presidential debate because it has nothing to show for the years it has been in the saddle . The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan , said this while reacting to the Director -General of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation , Rotimi Amaechi . Amaechi , in an interview with Arise News Television on Thursday , had reportedly said he made the decision for then candidate Buhari not to participate in the 2015 presidential debates because it was not necessary . He said the campaign committee would sit to deliberate before deciding if Buhari would be part of a debate for the 2019 elections. Ologbondiyan , however , responded that the ruling p...
I Am Ready For Debate With Buhari Not Osinbajo – Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim
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I Am Ready For Debate With Buhari Not Osinbajo – Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim

ALLIANCE for New Nigeria (ANN) presidential candidate Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim said yesterday that he was ready for a presidential debate with President Muhammadu Buhari, ahead of next year’s election. He said the President should participate in a live debate, where he will tender his stewardship. Olawepo-Hashim told reporters in Lagos that Nigerians are warming up for the poll, adding that the exercise would determine the future progress and prosperity of the country. He said: “I am ready for presidential debate with President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. I won’t debate with the vice-president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN). My running mate, and not me, will debate with Osinbajo. I am a presidential candidate.” The ANN/Alliance for Peoples Trust (APT...
Japan’s Osaka Blames US Open Tears On ‘Notorious’ Nerves
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Japan’s Osaka Blames US Open Tears On ‘Notorious’ Nerves

Naomi Osaka has put her US Open tears down to shredded nerves and her natural awkwardness, rather than the tantrum thrown by Serena Williams that overshadowed a historic Japanese win. US Open Womens Single champion Naomi Osaka of Japan (L) with Serena Williams of the US during their Women’s Singles Finals match at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO The 20-year-old melted hearts when she burst into sobs as boos rang out following her emphatic 6-2, 6-4 thrashing of Williams in a controversial New York final a little over a week ago. READ ALSO: Australia line up Kuwait for new coach’s first game But Osaka has refused to blame her childhood idol, who called chair umpire Carlos Ramos a “thief” in an astoni...
Omisore Wants FG To Find Killers Of Bola Ige
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Omisore Wants FG To Find Killers Of Bola Ige

Sen. Iyiola Omisore, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party for the Osun State governorship election, expresses the hope that the government would find the killers of former Justice minister Bola Ige. Omisore, who was one of those accused of killing Ige, said on Sunday that he was of the hope that the Federal Government would search for and find the killers. Omisore wants killers of Chief Bola Ige arrested Ige, was a lawyer and politician who served as Federal Minister of Justice for Nigeria under the government of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and was murdered in December 2001 in his home. The SDP candidate, was arrested and tried in connection with the murder before he was released. Omisore, who has consistently denied having hands in the killing of Bola Ige expre...
Osun 2018: PDP Candidate Ademola Adeleke Missing At Election Debate
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Osun 2018: PDP Candidate Ademola Adeleke Missing At Election Debate

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ademola Adeleke for next weekend’s governorship election has failed to attend the debate organised by Channels Television for contenders. Adeleke As at the time of report only candidates of the ADC, Alhaji Fatai Akinade, APC, Adegboyega Oyetola, ADP, Moshood Adeoti and Iyiola Omisore of the SDP were in attendance.
I Challenge President Buhari To A Public Debate – YPP’s Moghalu
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I Challenge President Buhari To A Public Debate – YPP’s Moghalu

FORMER Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and Presidential aspirant of the Young Progressives Party, YPP, Kingsley Moghalu has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to a public debate. Kingsley Moghalu Moghalu also said that it is a fraud for the President and All Progressives Congress to ask the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo to represent Buhari at any debate.  
Coded Sparks Intense Instagram Debates As He Flaunts Huge Eggplant
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Coded Sparks Intense Instagram Debates As He Flaunts Huge Eggplant

T4x4 group member, Coded shared a sizzling photo on his social media. He posted the picture to promote his new line of business. This business is supplements for bodybuilding. However, according to people, he did this because his music isn’t popular anymore. Also, others state that he posted the picture to cause controversy thereby directing traffic to his new page. In the photo circulating on various social media platforms, the artist wears boxer shorts and nothing else. His near nudity caused the females to reply with thirsty comments. Moreover, some of his celebrity friends poked fun at him.
Omoyele Sowore Challenges Buhari To A Debate
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Omoyele Sowore Challenges Buhari To A Debate

Nigerian journalist and presidential aspirant, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and other presidential aspirants, to a debate. Sowore is a presidential aspirant on the platform of his newly registered African Action Congress (AAC). He said on Wednesday on Channels Television programme “Politics Today’’ that aspirants should be bold enough to participate in debates about policies and projects they will execute if they become president. He added that young and new presidential aspirants should also be given the audience and the opportunity to challenge older aspirants through debate. “If want you to be more serious, you should be bringing these presidential candidates to debate us. “Buhari should be...

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