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Man Who Photobombed A Lady’s Pictures In A Stadium Becomes Her Husband 7 Months Later
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Man Who Photobombed A Lady’s Pictures In A Stadium Becomes Her Husband 7 Months Later

A man who photobombed a lady's pictures inside a stadium, has become the woman's husband some months later. Mgcotyelwa Nony was photobombed by her husband Mgcotyelwa Nony, a South African lady is now trending online after sharing an interesting story on how she met her husband in an unusual place, a stadium. According to Mgcotyelwa, she followed her brothers to the stadium to watch a football match after getting themselves tickets for the game seven months ago. Her husband was also in the stadium but she never knew what destiny had in store for her. The man kept staring at her and photobombing her selfies with her brothers. During halftime, he ran to her and introduced himself and the rest is history. They got married months after Read the lovely story be...
Aiteo Cup: Rangers Brace Up To Break 35years Jinx
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Aiteo Cup: Rangers Brace Up To Break 35years Jinx

RANGERS of Enugu are at the verge of  breaking a 35-year jinx after they got to the final of this year Aiteo cup, the last time they won the trophy was far back 1983 , in October precisely and history is that door step of the flying Antelope again . Just two years ago Rangers  broke a 32-year jinx beating El-kanamei warriors in the last day of the NPFL to emerged champion under the tutelage of coach Imama Amapakabo. Coach Gbenga Ogunbote is close to writing his name in history just as the assistant coach of the super Eagles did with the team In 2016 coach Imama Amapakabo. It could be recalled that Rangers got to the final in four different occasions and they loss the four finals. Rangers Finalist In the year 1990 , 2000, 2004 and 2007. The two most recent defeat was in the han...
Usain Bolt Offered Contract With Malta Football Club
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Usain Bolt Offered Contract With Malta Football Club

Sprint king Usain Bolt could be making his way to Europe after being offered a two-year professional football contract in Malta, reports said Tuesday, with the club saying it wanted to “write history” with the signing. Bolt, 32, has been on trial with A-League club the Central Coast Mariners since arriving in Australia in August in his bid to pursue a boyhood dream of becoming a footballer after retiring from athletics last year. The 100 metres world record-holder scored his first two goals in professional football on Friday when he started a pre-season game against second-tier Macarthur South West United in Sydney. Malta club Valletta FC said they had made a formal offer which includes playing in its upcoming cup final, with chief executive Ghasston Slimen saying the move to snare B...
Pope Francis Declares Murdered El Salvador’s Archbishop, Oscar Romero & Pope Paul VI Saints
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Pope Francis Declares Murdered El Salvador’s Archbishop, Oscar Romero & Pope Paul VI Saints

Pope Francis on Sunday declared the two men saints at a Mass in St. Peter's Square before some 70,000 faithful, a handful of presidents and 5,000 Salvadoran pilgrims who had traveled to Rome.   Pope Francis Thousands of people are converging on the Vatican for the canonization of Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero, two of the towering figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church. Pope Paul VI oversaw the modernising church reforms of the 1960s, while Archbishop Romero was a human rights icon murdered for his defense of El Salvador’s poor. Pope Francis is to celebrate Sunday’s saint-making Mass wearing the blood-stained rope belt that Romero wore when he was gunned down in 1980 and using Paul VI’s staff, chalice and pallium vestment - evidence of the strong influen...
Ronaldo Is Probably The Best Player , Not Easy To Replace – Paratici
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Ronaldo Is Probably The Best Player , Not Easy To Replace – Paratici

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici said Monday it was not easy to replace a player of the calibre of Cristiano Ronaldo as he also dismissed a return to Italy for Manchester United’s French World Cup winner Paul Pogba. Ronaldo, 33, joined Juventus from Real Madrid last summer for 100 million euros ($115 million). The Spanish club have lost three and drawn one of their last four matches and are currently fourth in La Liga. Ronaldo “Ronaldo is probably the best player in the history of the game so he isn’t easy to replace,” Paratici told journalists at the Manlio Scopigno ceremony at Rieti in central Italy after receiving a “Manager of the Year” award. Paratici revealed that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner had been keen from the outset to join Juventus. “We talked about i...
John Terry Announce Retirement From football.
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John Terry Announce Retirement From football.

  Former England and Chelsea captain, John Terry. Former England and Chelsea captain, John Terry has retired from football. The centre-back made 78 caps for England and featured at four major tournaments, he  joined Chelsea at age 14, led the Blues to five Premier League titles, four FA Cups, the Champions League, Europa League and three League Cups, he remains the club most successful captain and the highest scoring defender in the club history. He left Chelsea in 2017 to join Aston Villa, and has ignored other offers  since his contract expired with the Championship club at the end of last season. He rejected a move to Spartak Moscow in the summer despite the high expectations of him coming to the club by the Moscow faithfuls. Terry, 37, shared an emotional farwell post on...
Saraki Eulogises Dead Air Force Officer, Laments Crash Incident
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Saraki Eulogises Dead Air Force Officer, Laments Crash Incident

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commiserated with the Nigerian Air Force and the family of the Air Force pilot who lost his life during a crash in Abuja on Friday. A Nigerian Air Force officer is being consoled by his colleague during the burial of two colleagues killed in a fighter jet crash in Abuja on September 28, 2018. Nigeria’s air force said that one of its pilots was killed in a plane crash during a rehearsal for the nation’s independence day anniversary. / AFP PHOTO / Sodiq ADELAKUN Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the dead pilot and his colleagues who partook in the flying rehearsal ahead of the nation’s 58th Independence anniversary on Monday as “true heroes dedicated to their prof...
Tiger, Best-Ever US And Europe Teams Spice Up Ryder Cup Battle
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Tiger, Best-Ever US And Europe Teams Spice Up Ryder Cup Battle

Resurgent star Tiger Woods and the highest-ranked lineups in Ryder Cup history have built anticipation for thrills and excitement ahead of Friday’s dramatic opening matches between Europe and trophy-holders United States at Le Golf National. Woods The Americans seek their first triumph on European soil in 25 years in the biennial team showdown while Europe’s 12-man squad hopes to win for a ninth time in 12 attempts and reclaim the hardware they lost at Hazeltine in 2016. READ ALSO: Monaco coach Jardim laments poor start to season after latest setback “It’s all lined up to be something special,” European captain Thomas Bjorn said Wednesday. “These teams are the two best teams world ranking-wise that have been across from each other in this event. So it’s for those 24 players...
D’tigress Beats Argentina And Qualifies For Quarter Final, Makes History
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D’tigress Beats Argentina And Qualifies For Quarter Final, Makes History

Nigeria’s D’Tigress are making a statement in Spain in the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup! D’Tigress continued their fine form by beating Argentina 75-70. D’Tigress has made history by becoming the first ever African team to win 2 games in a single FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup at the group stage. Nigeria became the first ever African team to win 2 games in a single FIBA Basketball World Cup. D’Tigress had beaten Turkey 74-68 on Sunday. Nigeria will play Greece tomorrow for a place in the quarter-final. Let’s support them to keep the fire burning.
“This Has Been The Most Racist & Sexist Trial In The History Of US” – Bill Cosby’s Publicist
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“This Has Been The Most Racist & Sexist Trial In The History Of US” – Bill Cosby’s Publicist

Reacting to Bill Cosby‘s Tuesday three to ten years sentencing for sexual assault, publicist Andrew Wyatt has described the court’s decision as ‘racist’ and ‘sexist’. Variety reports that while speaking outside the courthouse on Tuesday, Cosby’s publicist said: “This has been the most racist and sexist trial in the history of the United States.” He further blamed it all on “white women who make money off accusing black men of being sexual predators”. Wyatt added: “They persecuted Jesus and look what happened ? Mr. Cosby is fine. He’s holding up well. Anyone who wants to say anything negative, you’re a joke as well.” Andrew Wyatt isn’t the only one who feels that the court didn’t give a fair verdict. Cosby’s wife through a spokesperson accused the prosecutors of using “falsified...
2019: Atiku Advises Nigerians To Reject APC
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2019: Atiku Advises Nigerians To Reject APC

FORMER Vice President Abubakar Atiku has said Nigerians should do all they can to vote out the ruling All Progressives Congress at the 2019 general elections. Osun poll : Don’t heat up polity with hate speeches,CEPEJ tells politicians The ex-President who was given a warm reception by hundreds of party faithful at the PDP state party secretariat, Molete Ibadan made the call during a meeting with the PDP delegates and stakeholders in Ibadan, Oyo State. Atiku who is one of the leading presidential aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party was said to have earlier gone to Senator Iyiola Omisore in Osun State before coming to Ibadan office of the party. Atiku According to him, “I want us all to be in unity; let us work together, let us unite so that come 2019 gener...
Chimamanda Adichie Says Jesus Christ’s Treatment Of Women is Symbol For Gender Equality
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Chimamanda Adichie Says Jesus Christ’s Treatment Of Women is Symbol For Gender Equality

Nigerian author and feminism advocate, Chimamanda Adichie, who addressed the press yesterday stated that Jesus Christ’s treatment of women is an important symbol for gender equality. Chimamanda Adichie maintained that stories in the bible were rooted in particular cultures and the Jewish people at the time were patriarchal, however, Jesus Christ’s treatment of women, was something new to the Jews. According to the Americanah author, this was symbolic and proves everyone is equal in the sight of God. ‘ When you use the bible to justify what in my opinion is injustice, the problem with this is that, I want to then ask you, let’s talk about the new testament, let’s talk about Jesus Christ, because, in general, Christianity really is about the coming of Christ. Now, let’s, actually l...
Manchester United Target Trophies As Revenue Hits Record High
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Manchester United Target Trophies As Revenue Hits Record High

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward underlined the club’s hunger for silverware on Tuesday after announcing record-breaking revenues. Manchester United players United, under manager Jose Mourinho, are seventh in the Premier League after a disappointing start to the season, eight points behind leaders Liverpool and six behind reigning champions Manchester City. The club have not won the Premier League since 2013, under former boss Alex Ferguson. United, who have been top of the Deloitte Football Money League for two successive years, brought in £590 million ($776 million) in the year ending June 30 2018 — a rise of just 1.5 per cent on the previous year. READ ALSO; European Ryder Cup squad pays tribute to Spain’s Barquin But the expectation is for revenue ...
Pathologist Reveals How Dockworker Allegedly Murdered Banker Wife
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Pathologist Reveals How Dockworker Allegedly Murdered Banker Wife

A pathologist, Dr S.S. Soyele, told an Ikeja High Court on Tuesday that Ronke Shonde, the banker allegedly murdered by her dockworker husband, Lekan Shonde had suffered severe brain injuries which led to her death. Soyele is a Medical Pathologist at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. He revealed the results of a post-mortem examination, conducted on Ronke, while being led in evidence by Mr Y. G. Oshoala, the lead State Prosecutor. Soyele revealed that it was discovered during the autopsy that the deceased’s brain was heavy, swollen and filled with water and it was highly unlikely that the deceased inflicted the injuries on herself because of the multiplicity of injuries. “The deceased died from respiratory failure, caused by cerebral edema (swollen brain), cause...
D’Tigress Makes History, Wins First World Cup Game
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D’Tigress Makes History, Wins First World Cup Game

D'Tigress of Nigeria makes History, wins its first ever game at the World Cup after 7 tries. They came out victorious by beating Turkey 74 - 68. The D'Tigress lost the 1st quarter but came back strong to win the 2nd and 3rd Quarter and did enough in the 4th quarter to secure its 1st ever FIBA Women World Cup win with Sarah Ogoke contributing 22 points. Results; 1st Quarter Nigeria 7 - 15 Turkey 2nd Quarter Nigeria 22 - 17 Turkey 3rd Quarter Nigeria 23 - 10 Turkey 4th Quarter Nigeria 22 - 28 Turkey
Osun: Victory Is Assured For PDP In 2019 – Makarfi
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Osun: Victory Is Assured For PDP In 2019 – Makarfi

The former chairman of the caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party and presidential aspirant, Ahmed Makarfi has said that with the enthusiasm shown by the people of Osun state in Saturday’s governorship election, it was clear that “victory is eventually assured for the PDP in this and all subsequent elections”. Makarfi Reacting to the conduct of the election, Makarfi commended both the Independent National Electoral commission and security agencies for their professionalism but added that they needed to “up the ante in this regard to inspire greater confidence in the voters, as well as the larger national and international communities” The statement signed by his spokesman, Mukhtar Sirajo congratulated the PDP governorahip candidate, Senator Adeleke and other PDP memb...
: Lamido Appears Before Southern, M-Belt Leaders, Says Nigeria Is Sick
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: Lamido Appears Before Southern, M-Belt Leaders, Says Nigeria Is Sick

ABUJA— FORMER governor of Jigawa State and presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sule Lamido, yesterday, took a swipe at the current government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying Nigeria was sick and held hostage by a single person. Speaking with journalists, yesterday, in Abuja after a closed door meeting with leaders of thought, elder statesmen from four of the six geo-political zones of the country, under the aegis of Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, Lamido said Nigeria was at this moment of its political history, in search of justice where everybody would feel a sense of belonging, not nepotism anymore. Lamido, who noted that there was integrity before Buhari, with names such as Nnamdi Azikiwe, Ahmadu Bello, Abubakar T...
Nigeria’s Fate Beyond 2019 Depends On INEC, Security Agencies— Makarfi
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Nigeria’s Fate Beyond 2019 Depends On INEC, Security Agencies— Makarfi

Kaduna—Former Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and presidential aspirant of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has warned that Nigeria’s survival will depend on how Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the various security agencies manage the 2019 general election. Senator Makarfi, who spoke with journalists in Kaduna yesterday, said the conduct of the electoral body and security agencies so far have left so much to be desired and does not inspire confidence of their neutrality. Makarfi Senator Makarfi said the continued harassment of PDP governors by the APC-led Federal Government should be a cause for concern for all Nigerians. His words: “INEC and the security agencies must know that the fate of this country squarely lies on ...
BMO Faults Atiku On Protection
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BMO Faults Atiku On Protection

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s request for protection from President Muhammadu Buhari as shocking. The organisation made the observation in a statement signed by its Chairman, Mr Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary, Mr Cassidy Madueke in Abuja on Monday.   Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, It noted that the request showed how inconsistent the former Vice President could be. “It is apparent that Atiku suffers an irredeemable proclivity for playing to the gallery. This is what you get when you cannot put meditation to publicly expressed opinions. “Same you claimed the President is the most incompetent president in the history of the country, yet, hours afterwards, same you were teary-eyed in petitioning for a privileg...
Fallen Giants Inter Milan Still Chasing Mourinho Magic
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Fallen Giants Inter Milan Still Chasing Mourinho Magic

Eight years have elapsed since Jose Mourinho’s reign as Inter Milan coach ended on a historic high of Champions League glory, and the fallen Italian giants are still struggling to recapture that magic from Madrid. Inter Milan’s head coach Luciano Spalletti checks his watch during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan vs Parma on September 15, 2018 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. / AFP PHOTO The Portuguese oversaw the most successful season in the club’s history — a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu completed the first treble of Serie A, domestic Cup and Champions League in Italian history. Since those days it has been lean times for the 18-time Italian and three-time European champions, with the only title of any sort a 2011 Italian Cup crown. Luciano...
SpaceX Set To Identify First Paying Passenger For Moon Trip
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SpaceX Set To Identify First Paying Passenger For Moon Trip

SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the moon and will announce details on Monday, the company said. Elon Musk The individual will travel in a giant spacecraft that SpaceX has designed to fly to Mars. SpaceX said that the moon mission “is an important step toward enabling access for everyday people, who dream of travelling to space.” SpaceX founder and Chief Executive, Elon Musk, will fill in other details in making the announcement on Monday evening. “No matter, who SpaceX has signed for its “BFR Lunar Mission,” the company is hyping it as an epic trip. BFR is shorthand for Big Falcon Rocket. “Only 24 humans have been to the Moon in history,” SpaceX said on Twitter, adding that no one has visited the moon since the last Apollo mission in 1972. S...
Obokun APC Recommends Oyintiloye For 2nd Term
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Obokun APC Recommends Oyintiloye For 2nd Term

The Obokun State Constituency chapter of the All Progressives Congress has recommended the lawmaker currently representing the constituency in the State of Osun Assembly, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye for another term. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye The party made the unanimous decision through several leaders, chieftains and members on Thursday in Ipetu Ile Town Hall (Obokun LG, Ward 2), during the second phase of Oyintiloye’s empowerment program which is in its 8th edition. Among the prominent politicians at the event were the two Chairmen of the party in the area, Alhaji Ismaila Kehinde (Obokun East LCDA), Alhaji Oladimeji Olamiju (Obokun LG) and two former Chairmen of Obokun Local Government, Prince Adeyeye Ademola and Hon. Alade Ogundare. In his words, Obokun APC Chairman, Alh. Ola...
Charlyboy’s Group Urges Youths To Find, Support Consensus Presidential Candidate
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Charlyboy’s Group Urges Youths To Find, Support Consensus Presidential Candidate

Abuja – OurMumuDonDo, a civil society group led by Charles Oputa,a.k.a Charlyboy, on Thursday called on youths in the country to produce a consensucandidate that they would support in the 2019 presidential election to realize the “Not Too Young To Run” dream. The group made the call in Abuja at a news conference addressed by its National Secretary, Mr Rapheal Adebayo.Adebayo said that young people needed to achieve a paradigm shift in Nigeria’s political history by supporting young consensus candidates that would contest and win elective positions in the 2019 general elections. *Charlyboy “To have a paradigm shift in Nigeria, there must be a synergy among like-minds ,a convergence on a common ground, and a strong and formidable union ,by exceptional young Nigerians. “It is ...
Tiwa Savage Makes History As First African Female Artiste To Sell Out Indigo
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Tiwa Savage Makes History As First African Female Artiste To Sell Out Indigo

Nigerian female artiste and Mavin Diva, Tiwa Savage has fetched her footprint on the sands of times by becoming the first African female artiste to headline a show at the prestigious Indigo at the O2 Arena in London, UK, selling out the 3,000 capacity hall on Friday the 24th of August, 2018. The concert, which is the official kickoff of her tour which has been tagged “The Savage Tour” is the singer’s first concert in the UK, sold out hours before the show and as promised, she gave her excited fans more than a show. The singer treated fans to a night of some of her best hits from past to present, going from If I start to Talk which she performed with Dr Sid to her latest hit single, Lova Lova. Aside from Dr Sid, other stars from Mavin Records came out to support Tiwa. Artistes like...
Tiwa Savage Appreciates Teebillz: “They Can’t Write My History Without You”
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Tiwa Savage Appreciates Teebillz: “They Can’t Write My History Without You”

Singer Tiwa Savage and her ex-husband, TeeBillz are now friendly exs, and they never seize an opportunity to let the wold know that. Following Tiwa's sold out O2 Indigo show today, Teebillz wrote her a sweet congratulatory message on his Instagram page. Read below... "When I told shawty, you going to be the biggest Female Artist out of Africa’ then I said nah’ One of the best five out of Africa.... she looked at me and said you’re Crazy! How?......... Exactly how you sold out #o2Indigo today!!! #Proverbs323 Congratulations Mama J. #Blessings❤️ #JourneyofaThousandMiles #TheSavageTour�� #FbF" Read Tiwa's reply below...
2019: Adjogbe Urges Deltans to Support APC Change Mantra
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2019: Adjogbe Urges Deltans to Support APC Change Mantra

EXECUTIVE Director, Projects EDP, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Samuel Adjogbe, has charged the people of Delta State to support the change mantra of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Adjogbe Speaking at his Evwreni, Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State country home when Prof Pat Utomi paid him a consultation visit on his gubernatorial ambition, Adjogbe said it was imperative for Deltans to give room for Delta North Senatorial district to produce the governor of the State in 2019. He said: “If Delta Central has done two tenures, and Delta South has done the same, it would only be natural for the other senatorial district which is Delta North to also do theirs so that by 2023, following this sequence, the same Anioma (Delta North) will support Delta Central to...
Matthaus: Real Madrid Will Survive Departure Of Ronaldo
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Matthaus: Real Madrid Will Survive Departure Of Ronaldo

German legend Lothar Matthaus says Real Madrid will survive the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. Real kickoff their La Liga campaign tonight against Getafe without Ronaldo, who made a winning start with Juventus yesterday. But Matthaus insists: "It's a big loss for the Spanish league, but Real Madrid remains Real Madrid, even without Cristiano Ronaldo. "The club has always lost big players, which is part of the history of Real Madrid. They will engage new stars. "Gareth Bale may be the substitute for Cristiano Ronaldo, he has played very hard since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and finally shows his true face."  
Kogi Nulge Hails Payment of Salaries to Council Workers
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Kogi Nulge Hails Payment of Salaries to Council Workers

National Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE in Kogi State, has commended Governor Yahaya Bello for ensuring the payment of salaries to Local Government Workers at the middle of the month of August to enable them enjoy the Sallah Celebration. The State President of NULGE, Comrade Adeyemi Tade stated this in Lokoja over the weekend while reacting to the Governor’s humane gesture in the payment of salaries of the local government workers. He said the Governor has once again expressed his unbeatable record of being a worker-friendly leader, adding that his administration has continued to positively touch the lives of Local Government workers in the state. “The payment of salaries to Local Government workers by the government is very commendable, this has made them to prepare f...
Betting Company Shirt Sponsorship For Lazio
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Betting Company Shirt Sponsorship For Lazio

Lazio has entered into a shirt sponsorship deal with betting company Marathonbet, reports SportBusiness. The agreement will run through to the end of 2018, with Marathonbet branding to feature on Lazio players' shirts. Marathonbet branding will also appear on LED advertising screens inside the team's Stadio Olimpico. Natalia Zavodnik, chief executive of Marathonbet, said: "Working with a club with such an illustrious history as that of the Lazio emphasises our intention to continue our growth in the Italian market and beyond, and we cannot wait to see the club's progression, both nationally and in Europe this season."
Akpabio: How Emmanuel Is Fighting Back
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Akpabio: How Emmanuel Is Fighting Back

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, Harrison Okon-Emmanuel, Dirisu Yakubu& Chioma Onuegbu Associates and supporters of  Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel were at the weekend celebrating what they claimed as the failure of the erstwhile Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio to trigger a political meltdown of the state with his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Udom-Akpabio With Akpabio only able to take two out of 27 members of the House of Assembly to the APC, the governor’s associates were lauding the development as a victory for the PDP which they said is well entrenched in the state. The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Udoh while emphasising Emmanuel’s instruction to aides not to engag...
Wilfried Zaha speaks on Chelsea move
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Wilfried Zaha speaks on Chelsea move

Crystal Palace forward, Wilfried Zaha has reacted to speculations linking him with a move to Chelsea. The Ivorian forward insisted he remains fully committed to Crystal Palace. His performances last season helped the Eagles overcome the worst start in the Premier League history and avoided relegation. Zaha was regularly linked with a move to Tottenham and Chelsea during the summer but remained in South East London. He scored the second goal in Palace’s 2-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday. Asked about speculation surrounding him this summer, Zaha told post-match press conference, “I have just had my head down and it was not something I was involved in. “I am with Palace and I don’t have time to think about the speculation.” Speaking about the w...
Bilbao’s Kepa Set To Join Chelsea As Courtois Replacement
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Bilbao’s Kepa Set To Join Chelsea As Courtois Replacement

Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is set to join Chelsea for 80 million euros (£71.6 million, $92.7 million), according to Spanish media reports on Tuesday. The 23-year-old, who has been capped once by Spain, would be the most expensive goalkeeper in history and the replacement for Belgian Thibaut Courtois, who is expected to leave Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid. Sports daily Marca reported that Chelsea would meet the 80-million-euro release clause in Kepa’s contract, beating the record transfer fee of 75 million euros which Liverpool paid Roma for Brazilian Alisson earlier in the close season. “The British club have chosen Kepa as a replacement for Courtois, who in the next few hours will become a new Real Madrid player,” wrote Marca. Marca’s competitor AS said that “...
Banky W Speak About  Depression And Committing Suicide
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Banky W Speak About Depression And Committing Suicide

Nigerian music artist manager and the founder and CEO of record label, Triple MG, Ubi Franklin, has spoken out on depression – a disease plaguing millions of Nigerians. While speaking at a masterclass event themed “Dealing with Depression”, Made Men Music Group (MMMG)record label founder, Ubi Franklin, shared a personal history of depression. Ubi who spoke on the masterclass which was focused on the principles of human flourishing, well-being and living a life leveraging positive emotions, healthier habits and powerful self-awareness practices, shared stories about his previous suicidal thoughts. According to TheCable, the father-of-one explained the need to avoid creating negative pictures in the mind or attaching importance to specific dates that represent bad moments, but inste...
Rihanna Makes History With British Vogue September Issue Cover
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Rihanna Makes History With British Vogue September Issue Cover

Rihanna has made history by becoming the first black woman to grace the cover of British Vogue’s September issue, which is considered to be the magazine’s most esteemed edition. Rihanna is seen donned in a bright pink Prada dress, Savage x Fenty gloves, as well as a floral headdress that sits above her pencil-thin eyebrows. It’s new editor-in-chief Edward Enninful’s first September issue, and he was on hand to style the shoot for what’s tipped to be the most important issue of the year – containing 400 pages of fashion. Meanwhile,Beyonce will cover the US issue.She has been given creative control as the cover star, and will have the freedom to write captions for the photos from her shoot. Bey has also hired her own photographer, 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell, who will make it the mag...
Buhari, Saraki And My Fears
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Buhari, Saraki And My Fears

Last Saturday , a friend Olukayode, an International Human Rights Law graduate of the University of Notre Dame, engaged me in an interesting  conversation,  sometimes, going on without waiting for appropriate responses: “It’s dangerous for the SP [Senate President] to accept to work with President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB), again,” he began. ” I assure you it is very dangerous. Buhari and Bukola Saraki I tell you they will accept all conditions just to have SP. He should not, please”, he stressed, as if I had any influence over Saraki and could change his mind. “Remember OBJ also begged and even prostrated for Atiku. The rest is now history,” Olukayode  recalled.  At this point, I interrupted to let him know I was still online. “God will show him the way. Let’s keep praying for him.” ...
Nigeria Too Poor To Meet Development Expectations – Don
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Nigeria Too Poor To Meet Development Expectations – Don

Dr Terhemba Wuam, an Associate Professor of Economic History with Kaduna State University (KASU), says Nigeria is too poor to meet its developmental challenges. Wuam made the remarks on Monday in Kaduna at the opening of a National Conference with the theme, “The Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigerian Economy Since 1958”, organised by the university’s Department of History. He noted that the country’s earnings was too low to meet people’s expectations in terms of growth and development, and wondered why those entrusted with leadership still steal from public treasury in spite of the nation’s poverty. According to him, in comparison to the rest of the world, Nigeria is poor like the rest of Africa and does not have the money to warrant the level of theft from the public treasury....
Mega Millions Jackpot Surges to $493 Million
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Mega Millions Jackpot Surges to $493 Million

NATIONWIDE -- The Mega Millions jackpot continues to climb. Mega Millions jackpot surges to $493 million Cash option worth $296 million Next drawing set for Tuesday night No one matched all six numbers in Friday night's drawing, causing the jackpot to surge to $493 million. The winning numbers were 1, 14, 30, 44, 62 with a Mega Ball of 1. The next drawing is set for Tuesday night. If there is a winner, they have a cash option worth $296 million. Tuesday's jackpot ranks as the fifth-largest in Mega Millions history. The jackpot has rolled over 22 times since someone won Mega Millions on May 4.
Enyimba Stadium To Be Ready In September
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Enyimba Stadium To Be Ready In September

The Commissioner for Information in Abia, John Okiyi, on Saturday said Enyimba International Football Club of Aba would return to their home ground of Enyimba International Stadium in Aba in September. Enyimba stadium Okiyi told newsmen in Umuahia that the stadium would be ready in September when the reconstruction of its playing turf had been completed. He said the installation of a new turf, worth one million euros (about N450 million), had been 98 per cent completed. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the contract is being handled by the Yenagoa-based Monimichelle Group. The commissioner however said while the pitch was almost ready, the entire work in the contract had reached 80 per cent completion. He said the other works in the contract included the constructio...
Drake Makes Billboard Hot 100 History With 7 Songs In The Top 10
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Drake Makes Billboard Hot 100 History With 7 Songs In The Top 10

Rapper Drake has made Billboard Hot 100 history with his new album Scorpion, currently having seven tracks in the top 10 simultaneously. His song, “Nice for What” returns to the top spot on the chart, making it the only song to ever hit No. 1 four times in the chart’s history, while “Nonstop,” “Gods Plan,” “In My Feelings,” “I’m Upset,” “Emotionless,” and “Don’t Matter To Me” also make the list. With this, he has surpassed The Beatles record of five that had stood since 1964. This also takes Drake‘s career count to 31 Hot 100 top 10′s, passing Michael Jackson for the most among male soloists. See photo below:
Meet The First Defender Ever To Score In His First Three Matches At The World Cup
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Meet The First Defender Ever To Score In His First Three Matches At The World Cup

Yerry Mina's Colombia may have been on the losing side against England but the Barcelona player did become the first defender to score a goal in each of his first three World Cup matches in tournament history. With Gareth Southgate's team has dominated the last 16 tie, Mina rose exceptionally to score a 93rd-minute equalizer which the South Americans arguably were fortunate to get. Barcelona has been far from impressed with the former Palmeiras star's performances since arriving at the club, and it's been decided that he will be allowed to depart this summer. After having been left on the bench by Jose Pekerman for the tournament opener against Japan, Mina has been an ever-present in the team since and has performed fantastically well. In addition to his goal-scoring exploits...
Harry Kane Makes History As England Defeats Colombia In Round of 16
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Harry Kane Makes History As England Defeats Colombia In Round of 16

England captain, Harry Kane on Tuesday night made history when he scored the first goal for his country against Colombia in the 2018 World Cup round of 16 clashes. The Tottenham Hotspur striker scored from the spot in the 57minutes before Barcelona defender, Yerry Mina leveled for the Blågult in injury time to take the game into extra time. Kane’s goal against the South Americans means the 24-year-old becomes the first player to convert 3 penalties at a single World Cup tournament since Hristo Stoichkov for Bulgaria in 1994. The Three Lions eventually beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties to book their place in the quarter-final against Sweden on Saturday.  
Manchester United Have ‘More History’ Than Arsenal – Alexis Sanchez
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Manchester United Have ‘More History’ Than Arsenal – Alexis Sanchez

The Chilean made a dramatic switch from north London to United in the January transfer window after refusing to sign a new contract at Arsenal, with his deal running out in the summer. And, after some initial struggles, he is finally settling at United, impressing in his side's FA Cup semi-final victory against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend. But Sanchez has admitted he is still struggling to adapt to some of the differences between the two teams. 'It is very different here,' Alexis told MUTV. 'I think United is a club with more history and we want to win trophies next year. 'We need to keep progressing; United is a big club, to which I am still adapting, and I am looking forward to giving everything I've got next year and aiming to win everything there is to win.' The 29-...
Mo Salah Makes EPL History
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Mo Salah Makes EPL History

Liverpool forward, Mo Salah got his name written in the English Premier League record book as he became the first player to win the Barclays player of the month three times. It’s a stellar debut season for the Egyptian star as he has also hit 39 goals already this season.
Omoni Oboli Becomes First Nollywood Producer To Have 5 Consecutive Blockbusters
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Omoni Oboli Becomes First Nollywood Producer To Have 5 Consecutive Blockbusters

Actor and producer, Omoni Oboli is not new to filmmaking. From Being Mrs. Elliot, First Lady, Wives On Strike, Okafor’s Law and now to Wives on Strike Revolution, she has successfully cemented her place in the history books as the first female Nollywood filmmaker to have consecutively produced and marketed her movies into becoming hits at the cinemas. Her latest effort, Wives on Strike Revolution follows up on the chronicles of the women’s fight against domestic violence after one of them was beaten to death by her husband. This leads to yet another strike, by the women against their husbands forcing their hands to stand up for what is right. The movie opened to the public on December 29, 2017 has gone on to become the movie with the most favourable review at the currently. The recor...
Getting A Passport With A Criminal History
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Getting A Passport With A Criminal History

Having a criminal history in Canada may keep you from doing many things, such as travel. Nearly all Canadians routinely believe that once they have a criminal history, they also can't get a passport. This is simply not entirely true. Does A Criminal Background Make It More Difficult To Get A Canadian Passport? Your passport is just an official record that confirms the identification and nationality of its owner for worldwide travel while applying in nationalpardon. Your Canadian passport application doesn't consist of questions regarding the applicant’s criminal background or any criminal history check of any sort, which means you will not have any problems receiving a passport in that way. Many people with a criminal background can still apply to receive a passport provided that the...
Davido Makes History As He Wins Another Big Award At The 2017 MTV EMA
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Davido Makes History As He Wins Another Big Award At The 2017 MTV EMA

Nigerian music sensation and DMW boss, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has bagged another award as the “Best Worldwide Act” at the 2017 MTV EMAs. Recall that the ‘IF’ singer had first won ‘Best African Act 2017‘. He has now become the first African to win 2 awards at the MTV EMA. Davido was quick to hit his twitter page to make the grand announcement. “OMG I JUST WON BEST WORLDWIDE ACT MTV EMA!!! I’m going madd!!!!! 2 EMA’s !! Whaaat!!! ??? !!”, he said. He continued; “AHHHH ANOTHER 1!!!! 2 EMA’s !!! THIS SHIT EMOTIONAL!!! SAY HELLO TO MTV’s EMA 2017 BEST AFRICAN ACT AND BEST WORLDWIDE ACT ????♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️” He then took to his Snapchat to mock organizers of AFRIMA which his biggest contender, Wizkid copped two awards. According to him, the award he received from AFRIMA is alr...
Lewis Hamilton Makes History As He Wins 4th Formula One World Title
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Lewis Hamilton Makes History As He Wins 4th Formula One World Title

Lewis Hamilton has been crowned Formula One world champion for a fourth time. Hamilton won the title today despite finishing the Mexican Grand Prix in ninth place as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took the race victory. Only two drivers have achieved more –- seven-time champion Michael Schumacher and five-time champion Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio. Hamilton joins Michael Schumacher (seven), Juan Manuel Fangio (five), Alain Prost and Vettel (both four) as only the fifth driver to have won more than three titles.Hamilton is the only black driver to have won a grand prix and a championship. He is also the only black driver to have won a grand prix and a championship.
Georgina Onuoha Sends Warning To Any ‘Ignorant Nigerian Oblivious Of His Or Her Basic History Or Civics Lessons’
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Georgina Onuoha Sends Warning To Any ‘Ignorant Nigerian Oblivious Of His Or Her Basic History Or Civics Lessons’

Georgina said this in a post she shared on her IG page. She wrote Warning To Any Ignorant Nigerian oblivious of his or her basic history or civics lessons Who will Come on my Page To Display Their Ignorance. These are the type of men you vote for, Men with Questionable characters and zero morals let alone befitting to be called leaders. Yet you take 2 thousand naira and a bag of rice, sell your future and conscience to them and expect me to be your mouthpiece in criticizing them! You must be a joker. Listen Up Now: @saddam_bin_castro most of you come on my page and display your ignorance , you know it's laughable and pathetic. Given it's my country of birth and I am proud to be a Nigerian and an Igbo woman at that, I've been gone over a decade, don't live there nor work there. Didn't ...

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