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Singer Sinead O Connor admitted to hospital after she dropped a suicidal post following the death of her son
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Singer Sinead O Connor admitted to hospital after she dropped a suicidal post following the death of her son

Sinead O'Connor has been admitted to the hospital after she dropped a suicidal post just days after her 17-year-old son took his own life. The 55-year-old  Irish singer revealed last night she was with the police and being taken to see medics in a heartbreaking Twitter post. The singer said she feels 'lost' and 'hates' herself without Shane, who took his own life last week after escaping hospital while on suicide watch. In another tweet, the singer said she's decided to follow her son.and that rhere is no point living without him She wrote online after another tweet: 'I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said that. I am with cops now on way to hospital. 'I'm sorry I upset everyone. I am lost without my kid and I hate myself. Hospital will help a while.' "I’ve decided to follow m...
Verstappen beats Lewis Hamilton to become Formula One world champion
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Verstappen beats Lewis Hamilton to become Formula One world champion

From the moment that Max Verstappen joined the Red Bull Junior Team in 2014, there was an inevitability that he would one day become Formula One world champion. That it came in the shape of a sensational last lap sprint in Abu Dhabi on Sunday which toppled seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton from his throne will make it even sweeter to the 24-year-old, the first Dutchman to wear the crown. “My goal when I was little was to be a Formula One driver,” said Verstappen after the finish in Abu Dhabi. “You dream of podiums and victories. But when they tell you that you are world champion, it’s incredible.” The 36-year-old Hamilton has been a sensational champion with Mercedes but Verstappen’s victory suggests the arrival of a new world order. His pace and talent has long been evident ...
Buhari’s government is the first to propose workable solution to herder-farmer clashes – Garba Shehu
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Buhari’s government is the first to propose workable solution to herder-farmer clashes – Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, says the Buhari-led government is the first to “put forward a workable solution to the herder-farmer” clashes. Garba said this while presenting a paper at the 10th anniversary of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA), Katsina state on Friday, November 26. According to the presidential spokesman, no other administration has been able to effectively tackle the issue since Nigeria gained independence in 1960. “It is a fact that the Buhari administration is the only government of Nigeria that has put forward a workable solution to the herder-farmer challenge in all the years since independence. The threat to civilians and peaceful co-existence between different ethnic and religious groups from fa...
Davido is wiser than all those who gave him money – Reno Omokri
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Davido is wiser than all those who gave him money – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri has reacted to the decision of singer, Davido, to give out the N201 million donated to him by his friends and fans. In a post shared on his Instagram page, Reno averred that Davido by his action is much wiser than all those who gave him monies. His post reads ''Davido is much wiser than all those who gave him monies on his birthday. He understands the spiritual realm and the ways of God. He has secured a soft spot in the Heart of the Creator, by virtue of James 1:27. I commend him. What a heart of Gold. What a man to watch for the future. Could his life trajectory be like Ronald Reagan’s? Those who gave to him are are different issue entirely. They should read Proverbs 22:16.''
Patrice Evra names ‘most annoying’ player he ever faced
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Patrice Evra names ‘most annoying’ player he ever faced

Former Manchester United defender, Patrice Evra has named Liverpool star, James Milner as the ‘most annoying’ player he came up against in his career. Evra also joked that Milner would follow him ‘even if he was going to the toilet’. Milner, who is currently fifth on the list of all-time Premier League appearances, has 569 appearances so far in the English top-flight league, behind only Gareth Barry, Ryan Giggs, Frank Lampard and David James. The 35-year-old spent five years at Manchester City, where he came up against Evra in different derbies. “The toughest one? It is not the toughest one, but the most annoying one was James Milner,” Evra said in a Q&A with Man United’s official website. “People always expect me to say another one but James ...
Empowerment is like pocket money, it can’t tackle unemployment – Youth Minister, Sunday Dare
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Empowerment is like pocket money, it can’t tackle unemployment – Youth Minister, Sunday Dare

Minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare,says empowerment can no longer solve the problem of unemployment in the country. Dare said this when he appeared before the House of Representatives committee on Youth Development on Monday, November 8. According to Dare, the ministry now invests in youths across the country rather than empowerment schemes. “We have a massive youths population, most of them waiting for opportunities for digital skills to upscale themselves, for opportunities to make themselves starters of entrepreneurs, for opportunities in the areas of education, technical and otherwise; and also looking for opportunities that will make them be included in government. These have been the focus of our budgets year in, year out and 2022 is no different,” he ...
Man City can’t play like Liverpool against Man Utd – Guardiola
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Man City can’t play like Liverpool against Man Utd – Guardiola

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has said that his team would not play like Liverpool when they tackle Manchester United in today’s Premier League derby at Old Trafford. Guardiola, who spoke on Friday during his pre-match press conference, said football is not ‘copy and paste’. Recall that Liverpool recently humbled Man United 5-0 at Old Trafford. But Guardiola is not going to attempt to replicate Liverpool’s performance when they take on Man United on Saturday afternoon. “We cannot play like Liverpool,” Guardiola said. “Football is not copy and paste. “We cannot play like that because we have different players and different ways to play. If you have seen the Premier League for the last five years you will know we play differently. “They won 5-0. Are we going to do ...
Gospel singer, Yinka Ayefele applauds Davido for being humble as they meet in the US
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Gospel singer, Yinka Ayefele applauds Davido for being humble as they meet in the US

Veteran gospel singer, Yinka Ayefele, has applauded singer Davido for his humility after the met in Atlanta, USA yesterday  November 1. Ayefele, who is also the owner of Fresh 105.9 FM, a popular radio station in Ibadan, Oyo state, shared a picture of their meeting via his Instagram page today, adding that his love for Davido has increased due to his humility. “I admire your humbleness my brother. I didn’t see him but he saw me from a distance and ran down to me. @davido I love you more today. You are different from them.”he wrote
Real reason I left Chelsea – Kurt Zouma
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Real reason I left Chelsea – Kurt Zouma

West Ham United defender, Kurt Zouma, has revealed the real reason why he left Chelsea this year to join the Hammers. Zouma said he left Chelsea for West Ham because he wanted a different challenge. The centre-back joined Chelsea in the summer of 2014 under Jose Mourinho’s regime. He hardly cements his place in the heart of Chelsea’s defence under a succession of managers. The 26-year-old spent time out on loan at the likes of Stoke City, Saint-Etienne and Everton in a bid to get his career back on track. Zouma had started to make significant progress under former Blues manager, Frank Lampard, but after he was sacked in January, the France international struggled to win the faith of Thomas Tuchel. He was left out of the team which won the Champions League at the end of ...
Niyola finally reveals why she left Nigeria
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Niyola finally reveals why she left Nigeria

In an exclusive interaction with seasoned Nigerian journalist Chude Jideonwo, Niyola who has left relocated to Los Angeles explained. Living in a place like Nigeria, there are certain factors that would suppress you. Naturally, you would be in a place and you would want to impress rather than express. So what you wanna say, you watch what you say because you don’t want to come off as a person who has a different opinion all the time, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But we live in a country where everybody thinks that everybody has to do the same things and these were things that affected me over time without me even realizing it. I think moving out of Nigeria did a great deal for me. I had always kind of lived between here and there, I was never really sat here but moving out o...
Michael Jordan, Stephen Curry snubbed in NBA 75th anniversary video
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Michael Jordan, Stephen Curry snubbed in NBA 75th anniversary video

Basketball legend Michael Jordan and Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry were absent in the National Basketball Association’s 75th Anniversary video which has caused an uproar among fans of the game. The NBA is in its 75th season and to mark the landmark achievements it had recorded over the years, a short film was released to celebrate the different eras of the league. However, the three-minute video features all-stars from different eras except Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and Steph Curry. Jordan leads a quiet life away from the limelight, without a presence on any social media site. However, the 6x NBA champion has always managed to maintain an association with the league being the majority owner of the NBA franchise, the Charlotte Hornets. Curry, on the other ...
Andy Murray begs for a California thief to return his wedding ring and his ”smelly’ tennis shoes
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Andy Murray begs for a California thief to return his wedding ring and his ”smelly’ tennis shoes

Tennis star, Andy Murray is appealing for the return of his wedding ring and smelly tennis shoes which were stolen following his own 'terrible idea' to leave them under his car overnight. The three-time Grand Slam winner, 34, is in California for the Indian Wells tournament, where he was granted a wildcard to compete Since Murray cannot wear his wedding ring on court, he always ties it to his shoelaces for safe-keeping but it has been stolen alongside with the shoes. The former world No 1 has appealed for the safe return of his ring. Speaking in an Instagram video, Murray said: 'Last night after dinner in Indian Wells, I got back in the car to go back to the hotel and the car didn't smell great. 'I left my tennis shoes in there and it's b...
Basketball: New York Liberty’s Michaela Onyenwere Named 2021 KIA WNBA Rookie of the Year
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Basketball: New York Liberty’s Michaela Onyenwere Named 2021 KIA WNBA Rookie of the Year

New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere on Wednesday was named the 2021 Kia WNBA Rookie of the Year. The Aurora native and former Grandview High School standout received 47 of the 49 votes from panel that included sportswriters and broadcasters. By winning the award, she earns $5,150 and a trophy by Tiffany & Co. Atlanta’s Aari McDonald and New York’s DiDi Richards split the remaining votes. Onyenwere, 22, averaged 8.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 32 games (29 starts) for the Liberty. She led all rookies in points per game, field goals made (91) and 3-pointers made (37). The No. 6 overall pick in the 2021 WNBA draft out of UCLA — the first Colorado player to be taken in the first round — she won all four of the WNBA Rookie of the Month awards. At Grandview, Onyenwere fi...
LaLiga: Many things have changed – Iniesta opens up on return to Barcelona
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LaLiga: Many things have changed – Iniesta opens up on return to Barcelona

Barcelona legend, Andres Iniesta, has revealed his plans to return to Camp Nou in the future. Iniesta, who currently plays for Japanese side Vissel Kobe, said many things have changed at Barcelona. Barcelona are going through a difficult period both domestically and in Europe. Ronald Koeman’s side have lost their last two games against Atletico Madrid in the LaLiga and Benfica in the Champions League. But Iniesta, 37, believes they can get back on track. “I will always see Barcelona in a good way because I still see a different team,” Iniesta told BBC. “Many things have changed since then. Naturally, the players are different, but there’s still an idea, a concept.” “Yes, it is something I hope to do [return to Barcelona],” he added. “I would like it ...
Bandits are terrorists in reality – Senator Bulkachuwa
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Bandits are terrorists in reality – Senator Bulkachuwa

Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa has said that bandits are terrorists and carry out attacks that not different from those of known terrorist groups. The Senator who is one of the latest high-profile Nigerians to have joined calls for bandits and their sponsors to be tagged as terrorists, made the claim in an interview on Channels Television on Sunday night, October 3. Bulkachuwa said; “We gave them the name bandit probably to just soft pedal because terrorism in the international arena is regarded as the most heinous crime that any group of people can engage in. “They are terrorists in reality. What else are they? Anybody that does not allow people rest, what is he?”
How is this different from Nigerian politics – Actor Frederick Leonard calls out BBNaija organizers for giving Pere and Angel an opportunity to battle in the top five
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How is this different from Nigerian politics – Actor Frederick Leonard calls out BBNaija organizers for giving Pere and Angel an opportunity to battle in the top five

Actor Frederick Leonard has called out Big Brother Naija organizers for giving Pere and Angel an opportunity to battle in the top five even though Pere got more votes than his co-housemates. Leonard who wondered how the decision is different from Nigerian politics, also pointed out that people went out of their way to vote for him, and that the organizers made viewers believe their votes will count. The actor asked what will become of Pere if he loses the white room task even though he had more votes than Angel. Leonard also asked the organizers to do the right thing. He wrote; WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS AND NIGERIAN POLITICS? WHY ASK PEOPLE TO VOTE IF THEIR VOTES WON'T COUNT? So If @pereegbiofficial Loses the Puzzle in the White Room Will he Go HOME? Even Thou...
Barcelona cannot play Tiki-taka – Koeman
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Barcelona cannot play Tiki-taka – Koeman

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has criticized his players including Philippe Coutinho and Gerard Pique following their 1-1 draw with Granada in a LaLiga clash on Monday night. Koeman also admitted his current crop of players cannot play ‘Tiki-taka’, after failing to beat Granada at Camp Nou. After Granada took the lead in the second minute through Domingos Duarte, Barcelona needed a late header from Ronald Araujo to salvage a draw at home. Speaking to reporters at his post-match press conference after the game, Koeman said: “If you see the squad list today do you really think we can play tiki-taka?. “Barca right now is not the Barca of eight years ago. We play the Barca way but we don’t have the speed in wide areas because we have [Philippe] Coutinho who cuts inside and [Y...
I am getting better, says Hospitalised Pele
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I am getting better, says Hospitalised Pele

Brazilian football legend Pele said Sunday he is “punching the air” to celebrate “every better day” after the 80-year-old suffered his latest health scare. “As you can see, I’m punching the air in celebration of every better day,” Pele wrote on Instagram beside a photograph of him sitting in a hospital chair, watched over by two medical staff. The three-time World Cup winner was Friday briefly transferred back to an intensive care unit at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, where he underwent surgery earlier this month, after suffering breathing difficulties. “A good mood is the best medicine and I have plenty of that. It couldn’t be different,” he added Sunday. “I have received so much affection that my heart is full of gratitude. Thanks to all the amazing staff...
Without Lionel Messi, Barcelona have no soul – Bayern Munich and German legend Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
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Without Lionel Messi, Barcelona have no soul – Bayern Munich and German legend Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

Legendary Germany and Bayern Munich striker, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said that Barcelona have no soul without Lionel Messi. The former Bayern Munich CEO stated this as he praised his former club over the way Bayern thrashed Barca 3-0 at the Nou Camp in their opening group game of the 2021/22 UEFA Champion League match. He said Barca look different without Messi , a player who has been a key figure for the club in the last two decades. “They [Bayern] played outstandingly well and deserved to win,” he told German publication Bild. “It’s too early to talk about favourites. [The competition] only really starts with the knockout phase. “If you look at the team, the way they [Barca] performed tactically. Without Messi, their souls have been ripped out. They are facing difficul...
Man Utd vs Newcastle: I will put pressure on Solskjaer – Ronaldo
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Man Utd vs Newcastle: I will put pressure on Solskjaer – Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has said he will put pressure on Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, to start him against Newcastle. The 36-year-old has a chance to make his second debut for United at Old Trafford on Saturday. “Of course, I will be nervous on Saturday, but I’m more mature, more experienced. “I will be prepared. I’m going to put pressure on Ole now, to be in the starting eleven! I’m ready to go,” Ronaldo told MUTV. On people who are concerned about his ability to deliver in the Premier League again, Ronaldo added: “People speak about my age but they should understand – and they know – that I’m different, I’m different to the rest of the people. “I show off all the time, year by year, and this year will be the same, I know it 100 percent.”...
DNA tests: As bad as they say men are, we have never given the wrong child to any woman – Actor OkonLagos
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DNA tests: As bad as they say men are, we have never given the wrong child to any woman – Actor OkonLagos

Comic actor, OkonLagos, appears to be making a case for men following the different DNA scandals rocking social media at the moment. In a post shared on his page, OkonLagos is of the opinion that as bad as they say men are, they have never given the wrong child to a woman. ''As bad as they say men are..we have never given the wrong child to any woman. True or false?''
British man Narrates how he told his Daughter She can’t bring a Black man home
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British man Narrates how he told his Daughter She can’t bring a Black man home

A British man has narrated how he told his daughter that she can't bring a black man home. Neil who disclosed this while speaking in an interview with the BBC ahead of England’s World Cup qualifier against Hungary on Thursday September 2, said his daughter gave him a look of disgust when he said this. The British man who is now anti-racist, admitted to casually using the N and P-words in everyday conversation and said that he was ‘basically a bigot’. He recalled joining in racist and homophobic chants at football games, and said it ‘normalised’ racism in other walks of life. Neil's daughter, Millie struggled with his attitude to people of a different race. She said; ‘One of the things he used to say was: “You can’t have a black boyfriend. Don’t bring a black boy home”. ‘Or...
Wayne Rooney gives major reason Cristiano Ronaldo is joining Man City
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Wayne Rooney gives major reason Cristiano Ronaldo is joining Man City

Former Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney has reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo’s move from Juventus to Manchester City. Rooney suggested that Ronaldo joining Manchester City despite being a United legend could be for financial gains. Reports in Italy and the whole of Europe say that the Portugal captain has concluded plans to move to the blues side of Manchester. The player, according to Sky Sports Italia, had emptied his locker at Juventus training ground in Turin, meaning that he would not be part of their next league game. After failing to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham, Man City shift their focus to Cristiano Ronaldo, who in turns wants to leave Juventus for whatever reason. However, Rooney said he has doubts over Ronaldo’s move to Manchester City, addin...
PSG react as Real Madrid bid €160m for Mbappe
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PSG react as Real Madrid bid €160m for Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain have rejected a €160m bid from Real Madrid for Kylian Mbappe. Transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, confirmed this in a tweet on Tuesday night. According to him, Mbappe has turned down three contract offers from PSG, as he is keen to leave for Spain. Romano wrote: “Confirmed. Real Madrid have made a formal bid for €160m to sign Kylian Mbappe immediately. NO green light from Paris Saint-Germain yet. ️ “Kylian Mbappe has turned down more than three different proposals from PSG to extend the contract. He’s waiting too.” Mbappe has less than one year left on his current deal at Parc des Princes. The 22-year-old has netted 92 times in 109 league appearances since joining the club on loan in 2017.
Serial entrepreneur, Toyin Lawani, shares hot maternity photos; writes on her son Tenor’s relationship with her husband, Segun Wealth
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Serial entrepreneur, Toyin Lawani, shares hot maternity photos; writes on her son Tenor’s relationship with her husband, Segun Wealth

Serial entrepreneur, Toyin Lawani, is expecting her third child with husband, Segun Wealth. Toyin has two other children, Tiannah and Tenor, from her previous relationships. The expectant mum shared hot maternity photos on her Instagram page and also wrote about her son, Tenor's relationship, with her husband, Segun Wealth. In her post, Toyin mentioned that it took her son time to warm up to Segun but that now, they are the best of friends. ''When u hv kids & u get married, u always hv 2 always reassure them they come first,they first feel threatened, they won’t like ur partner, they will compete 4 attention, they cry for no reason, they want you to focus on only them. Why didn’t you do that dance with me instead of unc segun? Mom can I take a picture with u? I don’t wan...
Cee-C says she made Tacha and Erica feel comfortable being themselves on the Big Brother Naija show
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Cee-C says she made Tacha and Erica feel comfortable being themselves on the Big Brother Naija show

Big Brother Naija star, Cynthia Nwadiora, better known as Cee-C, believes that her strong personality inspired Tacha and Erica to be comfortable being themselves in the Big Brother Naija house. She said this during an interview with Chude Jidonwo. Chude asked her how she feels about being compared to Tacha and Erica - both evicted from the reality show for abusive behaviour. And Cee-C, who fans called for her eviction too for her behaviour on the show, especially for verbally abusing Tobi Bakre and causing physical injury to Lolu, said she believes that by being herself on the show, she made Tacha and Erica to be comfortable portraying their true selves on the show. "You know, people are not used to having strong women or women that have opinions. So, when you see someone l...
D’Tigers ranked 7th in Afrobasket Power rankings
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D’Tigers ranked 7th in Afrobasket Power rankings

Nigeria has been ranked No. 7 in the FIBA power rankings for the 2021 Afrobasket scheduled to hold from August 24 to September 5 in Kigali the Rwanda capital. The power rankings, which are different from the FIBA World Ranking presented by Nike, are based on the recent performances of the 16 teams that will battle in Kigali. Power rankings are determined by dividing the sum of all the winning points, tie points, schedule points and bonus points by the number of games played. Although Nigeria are ranked No. 1 in Africa according to the latest FIBA Nike rankings released early this month, their inability to attend the competition with the stars they took to the Olympics has adversely affected their chances on the ranking table. Nigeria showed up at Tokyo Olympics last mon...
David Luiz makes Claim on Arsenal under Arteta this season
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David Luiz makes Claim on Arsenal under Arteta this season

Former Arsenal defender, David Luiz, has claimed that the club has ‘different ideas’ under their manager, Mikel Arteta, this season. Luiz explained that Arsenal has a different project for the long term under Arteta, adding that when joined Arsenal on a two-year contract, his idea was to win. The Brazilian star spent two years at the Emirates Stadium, winning both the FA Cup and Community shield before his contract expired this summer. Arsenal began their 2021/2022 campaign with a 2-0 defeat to newly-promoted side Brentford on Friday night. “Both of us [me and Arsenal] decided to split,” Luiz told The Daily Mail. “I came for two years and the aim was to win something, which I did (the FA Cup and Community Shield). “Now, I think the club has a different pro...
Arteta apologizes after Arsenal’s 2-0 Defeat to Brentford
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Arteta apologizes after Arsenal’s 2-0 Defeat to Brentford

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has apologized to the club’s fanbase following their 2-0 loss at Brentford. The Gunners opened their 2021/2022 Premier League season with defeat to the newly-promoted side. Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard scored in either half to fire the hosts to victory. Speaking after the game, Arteta admitted it wasn’t “the result or performance” he wanted. He said: “First of all, thank you because of the support that they are giving to the team, the travelling fans that were here. “And after that, I apologise for the result and we know that we have to improve. “We have two big games coming up right now and we need to a different performance to get a different result.”
“I’m blaming Harry for this” Meghan Markle’s dad slams Harry for not asking him for daughter’s hand in marriage and says Meghan’s been “lying for years”
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“I’m blaming Harry for this” Meghan Markle’s dad slams Harry for not asking him for daughter’s hand in marriage and says Meghan’s been “lying for years”

Thomas Markle Sr. has hit out at Prince Harry and his daughter Meghan Markle, calling Meghan a liar. The 77-year-old, who has never met son-in-law Harry or his grandchildren, said he was "surprised" that Harry has never made an effort with him and blamed the prince for his and his daughter's relationship breakdown. He also claims the Duke of Sussex, 36, never asked him for his daughter's hand in marriage. "I'm blaming Harry for this mostly," he said. "Harry has this saying: If you look at the paparazzi, you're done. "I'm surprised Harry never bothered to come and visit me, or ask for my daughter's hand in marriage." Speaking about his hospitalisation before Harry and Meghan's wedding after he suffered a heart attack, Thom...
How I wanted to leave Barcelona – Messi
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How I wanted to leave Barcelona – Messi

Departing Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has said that he wanted to leave the club in a different way, saying goodbye to players and fans inside the Camp Nou stadium. Messi said this during his farewell speech to Barcelona in a press conference on Sunday in Spain. Barcelona had announced on Thursday that Messi would leave the club on a free transfer this summer transfer window. The Blaugrana announced that the Argentine would not be signing a new contract due to LaLiga regulations. “I would love to be able to go in a different way. I never imagined it this way. I didn’t think I would have to say goodbye,” Messi said. “I imagined it with the team on the pitch, the last cheers. We have been playing without fans and it has been difficult not to hea...
Messi rejects Neymar’s no 10 Shirt, chooses new number at PSG
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Messi rejects Neymar’s no 10 Shirt, chooses new number at PSG

Lionel Messi will not wear the number 10 shirt at Paris Saint-Germain, according to Telefoot. The 34-year-old is set to complete a stunning move to the Ligue 1 giants as a free agent after his contract with Barcelona expired. This means Messi will play for a different team for the first time in 21 years. The Argentina captain will also wear a new number, as he has turned down Neymar’s offer to take his no 10 jersey. Instead, Messi will wear the no 19 shirt for PSG. He had previously worn the number for Barcelona and Argentina. Messi is expected to sign a two-year deal with the French club over this weekend, with the option of a further year.
APC and the PDP do not mean reform, all those who are said to be thieves defected to APC and nothing happened to them – Jega
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APC and the PDP do not mean reform, all those who are said to be thieves defected to APC and nothing happened to them – Jega

; Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Muhammad Jega has asked Nigerians not to trust the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the reform they have continously promised. Jega in an interview on BBC Hausa asked Nigerians to consider another alternative while alleging that all those who are said to be thieves and will be punished because they stole under PDP, defected to the APC and nothing happened to them. He said;    “Both the APC and the PDP have ruled the country but all we have seen, they do not mean reform. If you look at the fight against corruption, all the people who are said to be thieves and will be punished because they stole under PDP, they have now defected to the APC...
Lewis Hamilton Fears he’s suffering with long Covid after Dizziness on Podium
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Lewis Hamilton Fears he’s suffering with long Covid after Dizziness on Podium

Formula 1 star, Lewis Hamilton has admitted his fears he may be struggling with long Covid after he felt dizzy on the podium at the Hungarian GP on Sunday August 1. The British racer finished third in a dramatic race in the Hungarian capital. Five racers were forced to retire on the first corner after a red flag was waved following a mass pileup. Max Verstappen was involved in the crash, and he was able to finish the race. Hamilton produced one of the best races of his career to move from last place up to third, but struggled to stand on the podium. "I just gave it absolutely everything right until that last lap. I am so exhausted afterwards. One of the weirdest experiences I've had on the podium," Hamilton said after the race. "I think [Covid] is lingering there. I reme...
Man Utd star, Jadon Sancho reveals his idols in football
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Man Utd star, Jadon Sancho reveals his idols in football

  New Manchester United signing, Jadon Sancho, has named Ronaldinho, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo as his idols. Sancho disclosed this on Friday after he was officially unveiled as a Man United player. The England international completed a move to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth £73 million. The move sees the 21-year-old follow in the path of two of his idols, including the Juventus and Portugal star as well as ex-England striker Wayne Rooney. Asked who his Idols were in football, Sancho told the club’s official website: “Ronaldinho and obviously Wayne Rooney for England – those two are very iconic and great role models. “I feel like everyone’s different and I feel like I have got different attributes to all the other players, but obvious...
Mbappe Finally chooses next club
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Mbappe Finally chooses next club

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has finally chosen Real Madrid as his next club. According to Marca, Mbappe is ‘set to reject’ a new contract with PSG in order to join Real Madrid next summer. The France international has ‘already made up his mind to move to Santiago Bernabeu once his contract with PSG expires. The report added that the reasons behind Mbappe’s decision had to do with his desire to lift different silverware elsewhere. Mbappe’s current deal with PSG will expire in June 2022. He has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid and Liverpool in the past. New PSG signing, Sergio Ramos, recently urged Mbappe to join Real Madrid in the future.
Alleged thief caught at Ubi Franklin’s son’s birthday party
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Alleged thief caught at Ubi Franklin’s son’s birthday party

A man accused of being a thief was allegedly caught red handed at Ubi Franklin and Lilian Esoro's son's birthday. The man is alleged to have been caught stealing at two different occasions previously but was pardoned. He was then allegedly caught again at Ubi's son, Jayden's 5th birthday party over the weekend and Ubi disgraced him. Ubi is heard in this video shouting at the alleged thief. "See this idiot. You wan come spoil my pikin birthday. You dey mad," Ubi told him. Another man is heard in the video saying that that alleged thief was caught at an event a day prior after he stole a phone, but he was spared. Someone else claimed the man was caught stealing in Harvesters Church. But the accused kept claiming in the video that he didn't steal anything. Watc...
Southern Kaduna Youths Protest Killings, Kidnappings, Say ‘El-Rufai Is Sleeping
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Southern Kaduna Youths Protest Killings, Kidnappings, Say ‘El-Rufai Is Sleeping

insecurity in Kaduna has become unbearable, the youths carried placards with different inscriptions emblazoned on them. One of the youths Jane Thomas-Rogers during a protest about the killings in Kaduna on Saturday According to The PUNCH, many youths from the southern part of Kaduna state, who are tired and frustrated with the spate of killings and kidnappings in the State, on Saturday morning, protest the worsening security under the watch of the governor and chief security officer of the state, Nasir el-Rufai. According to the youths, who gathered at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, under the aegis of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union, the insecurity in the North-West state was becoming alarming. The youths, therefore, demanded that the security forces, as well as government at...
Mikel Arteta Reacts as Arsenal Appoints new coach
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Mikel Arteta Reacts as Arsenal Appoints new coach

Arsenal gaffer, Mikel Arteta, has confirmed that the club has appointed a new set-piece coach, Nicolas Jover. Arteta described Jover as a coach whose expertise is incredibly useful and valuable for Arsenal. According to the Spaniard, Jover, who he worked with during their time at Manchester City, will replace Andreas Georgson at Arsenal. Georgson joined Arsenal coaching staff from Brentford last year, working alongside Arteta with the first-team squad. But the Swede returned to his homeland this month to take up a role with Malmo. “We had a situation in the summer with Andreas [Georgson], where he had the possibility to leave to his country,” Arteta told the club’s official website. “He had different reasons to do that and I understood that situation, so we needed to ...
Actress, Mimi Orjiekwe shows off foreign and local currencies she was sprayed at her birthday party
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Actress, Mimi Orjiekwe shows off foreign and local currencies she was sprayed at her birthday party

Actress Mimi Orjiekwe took to Instagram to show off the foreign and local currencies guests sprayed her at her birthday party. The mum-of-one turned 34 on Wednesday,  July 14, and she hosted friends to a party on the same day. Her friends made it rain in different currencies and she filmed the pool of money and shared it online. Money rain. Dollar bath!" her caption read in part. Watch the video below.
My dream is to become Olympic gold medalist – 11-year-old world No.1 Mustapha
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My dream is to become Olympic gold medalist – 11-year-old world No.1 Mustapha

In April, the ITTF announced Musa Mustapha as the No.1 ranked table tennis player in the world in the U-11 boys category. In this interview, tells ’TOSIN OLUWALOWO about his journey so far, why he chose table tennis ahead of other sports, his dreams and more When did you start playing table tennis? I started playing table tennis in 2017. I started playing outside on the streets with stick and a make-shift table with my friends and then one day I followed my father to the table tennis hall and from there I started playing and started training. Why did you choose table tennis ahead of other sports? I like table tennis because it’s a game that is so easy to play. I also like the fact that I’m the only one playing it, unlike the contact sports like football where you have people around y...
Team Nigeria’s medal chances
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Team Nigeria’s medal chances

Two-time medallist at the 1996 Olympic Games, Falilat Ogunkoya, says Blessing Okagbare, Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume are Nigeria’s biggest prospects to winning a medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The retired quarter-miler expressed confidence that the three athletes would get to the final of their events in Tokyo. “We have a good chance, Blessing is running very well, Tobi too, Ese is also doing very well and I hope they will do well at the Olympics. “Olympics is a different thing entirely, once an athlete gets to the final in their event, any of them can win the gold and the three of them will make it to the finals,” Ogunkoya told The PUNCH. On Team Nigeria’s preparation for the Olympics, Ogunkoya said any serious Nigerian athlete who knows how the nation operates would not depend on t...
Catholic Priest who was kidnapped by Boko Haram reportedly regains freedom
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Catholic Priest who was kidnapped by Boko Haram reportedly regains freedom

Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Elijah Wada who was kidnapped by Boko Haram last month has reportedly regained freedom. The Nation reported that Wada was kidnapped on June 30, 2021, along Biu/Damboa road, which he mistakenly followed on his way to Damaturu, Yobe State. The publication reported that they were told by "reliable sources" that the priest regained freedom last Thursday evening, July 8. An official in the Diocese who is not authorised to talk to the media, told The Nation; “The news of the freedom of our brother is true. We thank God for his life. We are grateful to God for the cheering news." It is not clear how the priest was released but there are different narratives on the incident. While others alleged the Diocese paid the ransom for his release, others said the R...
Euro 2020 final: Giorgio Chiellini identifies two England players that can hurt Italy
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Euro 2020 final: Giorgio Chiellini identifies two England players that can hurt Italy

  Italy captain, Giorgio Chiellini, has identified Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling as players with qualities that could cause trouble for the Azurris as they Face England in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday. “Obviously, Kane and Sterling are different players than the other strikers England have, with their own qualities, but they are all top players,” he during the prematch press conference “We are going to try to limit their characteristics where we can, but thankfully it is not an individual game.” The veteran Juventus defender, however pointed out that the game football will always be a team game. He said it won’t be necessarily important whether himself and his defence partner Leonardo Bonucci come up against Kane and Sterling but whether Italy can beat ...
England’s entire cricket squad sent into isolation after three players and four backroom staff test positive for Covid
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England’s entire cricket squad sent into isolation after three players and four backroom staff test positive for Covid

England have announced a different squad for the upcoming limited-overs series with Pakistan after their original group was ruled out of action after seven members tested positive for Covid-19. On Monday evening, July 5, PCR tests were administered in which three players and four of the management tested positive, forcing the senior into isolation, The first ODI is on Thursday in Cardiff, live on Sky Sports Cricket, and will still go ahead with a new squad. The managing director of England men’s cricket, Ashley Giles, said: “It’s a great opportunity to play on the biggest stage, and for most of the players selected it’s not necessarily something they would have been expecting 24 hours ago. We’re in unprecedented territory, in terms of replacing an entire squad and managemen...
Man Beats His Own Wife To Death In Edo Over N2,000
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Man Beats His Own Wife To Death In Edo Over N2,000

A man simply identified as Christopher said to be 45 years has reportedly beaten his wife, 39 years old Isoken and mother of three to death over her refusal to give him a N2,000 loan, Vanguard reports. The incident happened on Saturday night at No 1, Agbontaen Street, beside Ebvareke Secondary School, off Agboniro street, Uselu, Benin City. The couple’s 13-years old boy Augustine Christopher explained that his father who is a menial worker with a waste manager in Benin, always beat his mother at the slightest provocation. According to him, the event that led to his mother’s death started with a phone call from his father to his mother where he requested for N2,000 the “my father came home at about 9pm and started beating her and accused her of always embarrassing him each time...

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