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Nigeria vs Guinea Bissau: I’m back, ready – Injured Super Eagles star speaks out
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Nigeria vs Guinea Bissau: I’m back, ready – Injured Super Eagles star speaks out

Super Eagles defender, Chidozie Awaziem has said he is all but ready for the team’s clash against Guinea Bissau on Wednesday. Awaziem missed the Super Eagles’ first two Group matches against Egypt and Sudan but has recovered ahead of the last Group D game against Guinea Bissau on Wednesday. The former Porto star was in training with the other players on Monday, which was the first time he was spotted in public since January 10, a day before the game against Egypt. The versatile defender said he never felt bad while on the sideline knowing the team was doing well without him and now hopes to make his contribution to the success of the squad now he is back. “I feel happy, I am very good now. I had a little knock and I was doing recovery with the physios, right now I am back,” A...
Nigeria vs Sudan: Eguavoen speaks on Super Eagles XI for second Group D clash
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Nigeria vs Sudan: Eguavoen speaks on Super Eagles XI for second Group D clash

Super Eagles coach, Austin Eguavoen has spoken on making changes in the lineup that defeated Egypt in the opening Group D game on Tuesday. Addressing reporters on Friday ahead of the Saturday clash, Eguavoen said he hopes all the players remain fit and healthy to make selection easier for him. Okoye, Aina, Omeruo, Ekong, Zaidu, Ndidi, Aribo, Iheanacho, Simon, Chukwueze and Awoniyi made up the XI against Egypt while the likes of Akpeyi, Uzoho, Ebuehi, Iwobi, Nwakali, Ejuke, Umar, Onyekuru, Musa, Onyeka, Ndah and Ajayi sat on the bench. And Eguavoen was asked if he intends to make changes to the XI that played against Egypt. The 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winner said, “That’s a little bit hard to say, we still have twenty-four hours. “We hope that everybody stays healthy and...
“I am still married” actress Doris Ogala clarifies as she says that her post about being scared of marriage was taken out of context
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“I am still married” actress Doris Ogala clarifies as she says that her post about being scared of marriage was taken out of context

Actress Doris Ogala has announced that her marriage is still intact and her post about marriage was taken out of context. After Sandra Iheuwa's husband, Steve Thompson, announced that he and Sandra can no longer stay married after 5 months of marriage, Doris released a post on Instagram,  asking why people whose marriage end are mocked. She said such mockery makes people stay in terrible marriages. She added that "marriage is bitter cola" and said she is "scared of marriage" She has now returned to Instagram to say that a lot of people took her post to mean that she is no longer married. She clarified that she is still married and hopes to remain that way. See below.
Welbeck Leveller dents Chelsea’s title hopes
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Welbeck Leveller dents Chelsea’s title hopes

Brighton inflicted a major blow on Chelsea's Premier League title hopes as substitute Danny Welbeck's stoppage-time header secured a 1-1 draw for the Seagulls in a pulsating encounter at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea were on the brink of victory having survived a barrage of Brighton pressure following Romelu Lukaku's first-half opener (26), but Welbeck's dramatic leveller, nodded in from Marc Cucurella's cross (90+1), left them stunned and secured a deserved point for Graham Potter's side. The result is a major setback for Chelsea, who were below their best and now risk losing further ground on leaders Manchester City having only won one of their last four Premier League games. It appeared they had weathered the storm after N'Golo Kante's introduction from the bench mid...
Actor Adedimeji Lateef finally ties the knot with wife, Actress Oyebade Adebimpe
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Actor Adedimeji Lateef finally ties the knot with wife, Actress Oyebade Adebimpe

Lateef Adedimeji, a Nigerian actor, and Adebimpe Oyebade, commonly known as Mo Bimpe, a Nigerian actress, have married and are now a married couple. On their individual Instagram accounts, the pair had previously published a photo of their wedding invitation card. According to our sources, the wedding will take place on Wednesday, December 22nd. In their captions, the couple conveyed their hopes for a marriage filled with love, laughter, and endless happiness, and they each declared that they had married their best friend. Mo Bimpe was also lauded by the Yoruba movie star, who described her as a great person who clearly understands him. Expressing their excitement as they take the first step today, Lateef Adedimeji wrote: “The Grace of the almighty is suf...
Artist Sells her Eggs as an NFT at Art Basel
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Artist Sells her Eggs as an NFT at Art Basel

42-year-old Armenian artist, Narine Arakelian is selling her eggs as an NFT at the Art Basel Miami Beach. Arakelian disclosed that her first NFT will be a painting entitled “Live”, which will include an embedded contract promising one of her eggs to the buyer. NFTs or non-fungible tokens, are a type of digital art form, created and verified as a unique artwork with blockchain authentication and bought and sold using cryptocurrency. Arakelian says she fully expects the person who buys the NFT to conceive a child from her egg, adding that she hopes it will be bought by a couple who have had trouble conceiving. She said; “I am so happy to bring a child into the world through my artwork. It’s a beautiful act of creativity to give the gift of art and life. “My artworks are all ...
Ballon d’Or 2021: Chelsea named Club of the Year
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Ballon d’Or 2021: Chelsea named Club of the Year

Chelsea have just been announced as Club of the Year – comprising the achievements of both their men’s and women’s team. Emma Hayes is there as manager of the Women’s team and makes the point she hopes the team can be there in future – it’s the international break for women’s football so they are unable to be present. Thomas Tuchel is also in attendance and praises the achievements of his side, the women’s team – WSL winners – and the academy sides, too.
Peter Okoye assures wife Lola Omotayo-Okoye of his love for her in beautiful anniversary message
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Peter Okoye assures wife Lola Omotayo-Okoye of his love for her in beautiful anniversary message

Peter Okoye took to Instagram to share a touching message to his wife on their 8th wedding anniversary. The singer, who got married to Lola Omotayo-Okoye on Nov. 17, 2013, shared a video collage of him and his wife through the years and assured her of his love for her. He told her that when he says "I love you", it isn't out of habit and he hopes she gets to realize how special she is to him. See below.
FG considering out-of-court settlement on VAT tussle – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed
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FG considering out-of-court settlement on VAT tussle – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed

Minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed has revealed that the federal government is considering political paths to resolve the ongoing value-added tax (VAT) tussle. Zainab revealed this during an interview on Channels Television. The Minister who noted that there will be a positive political solution, added that she hopes the issue can be solved by sitting on the table, and not on the pages of newspapers or through disagreements. She said; “I have to do this carefully because they are issues in court, and I am not supposed to be talking about issues in court. “But, I do hope that this problem can be solved by sitting on the table, not on the pages of newspapers, not disagreements in court because it is possible to solve it on the table. “There’s a lot...
Dembele can be the best in world in his position’ – Xavi makes new contract for Barcelona star a top priority
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Dembele can be the best in world in his position’ – Xavi makes new contract for Barcelona star a top priority

The new Blaugrana boss is delighted to have the France international forward at his disposal and hopes fresh terms will soon be put in place Xavi is making a new contract for Ousmane Dembele one of his top priorities after taking the managerial reins at Barcelona, with the Camp Nou legend of the opinion that the World Cup-winning forward can be “the best player in the world in his position”. That potential has been talked up for some time, with a considerable show of faith from Barca in the summer of 2017 seeing them invest a sizable chunk of the record-breaking €222 million (£200m/$262m) they received for Neymar on the talented French winger. Dembele has struggled to live up to his billing in Catalunya, with injuries proving to be particularly problematic, but he is still just 24 y...
My life changed on this day for worse – DJ Switch speaks on anniversary of EndSARS
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My life changed on this day for worse – DJ Switch speaks on anniversary of EndSARS

DJ Switch who shared live feeds on Instagram during the shooting at the Lekki toll gate says the incident changed her life for the worse. In a post shared on her Instagram page to commemorate the first year anniversary of the incident. DJ Switch wrote; ''On this day, last year 20.10.20 we were filled with hopes that young Nigerians took a solid stand. Through all the government’s antics, lies, counter protesters and thugs that were sent to attack us… we stood our ground! When the Nigerian government exhausted all their poorly planned tactics… they unleashed nothing short of EVIL on its citizens. I’ve not been able to talk today… and I cannot imagine what others who had it worse, feel! I am so proud of our young generation of leaders and our celebrities that have shown great leader...
Queen Elizabeth turns down honour from The Oldie of the Year Awards because she believes ‘you are only as old as you feel’
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Queen Elizabeth turns down honour from The Oldie of the Year Awards because she believes ‘you are only as old as you feel’

The Queen has reportedly turned down an honour from The Oldie of the Year Awards because she 'didn't believe she met the relevant criteria' to accept. Her Majesty, 95, declined the award, saying that 'you are only as old as you feel' - before adding she hopes they find a more 'worthy recipient.' Gyles Brandreth, who is chairman of the awards, penned a letter to the monarch's private secretary Sir Edward Young to ask if she would be willing to accept the Oldie of the Year award. But in a letter published in the magazine's November issue, her assistant private secretary Tom Laing-Baker penned: 'Her Majesty believes you are as old as you feel, as such The Queen does not believe she meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept and hopes you will find a more worthy recipient.' ...
EPL: He only thinks about goals – Blind blasts Cristiano Ronaldo
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EPL: He only thinks about goals – Blind blasts Cristiano Ronaldo

Former Netherlands coach, Danny Blind, has slammed Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo. Blind said Ronaldo only thinks about goals and hopes his Man United teammates will conquer the ball during a match. He said this while launching a scathing assessment of Ronaldo’s impact on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. Blind believes Man United are not playing in their familiar pattern so far this season because of Ronaldo despite his goals for the Red Devils. Ronaldo, 36, returned to Old Trafford on transfer deadline day in the summer window in a £13million move from Juventus. “Ronaldo doesn’t really need to play an active role,” Blind told Sportnieuws. “Like: ‘take your time’. You also see the other players looking at you like, ‘how are we going to solve it t...
“Old gist… The breeze has finally blown” James Brown writes after Bobrisky’s former PA, Oye, made fresh allegations about the crossdresser
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“Old gist… The breeze has finally blown” James Brown writes after Bobrisky’s former PA, Oye, made fresh allegations about the crossdresser

James Brown has thrown shade after Bobrisky's former PA, Oye Kyme, went online to make some allegations about Bobrisky. Oye revealed intimate details about Bobrisky's life form her time working as his PA,  though she didn't provide proof to back her claims. One of the claims she made is that Bobrisky and Mompha dated. She also alleged that Bobriksy gossips about everybody. James Brown, who used to be a fan of Bobrisky's before they fell out, reacted, insinuating that Oye's allegations about Bobrisky are "old gist". He added that "breeze has finally blown". James Brown went on to declare support for Oye and said he hopes she heals. Mompha has vehemently denied the allegation, which Oye made. He added that he will sue Oye.
DJ Steve Aoki wants to be frozen when he dies in hopes that he can later be brought back to life if technology allow
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DJ Steve Aoki wants to be frozen when he dies in hopes that he can later be brought back to life if technology allow

American DJ, Steve Aoki has revealed that he wants to be frozen when he dies. The 43-year-old Maimi born disclosed this during an interview on “In Depth with Graham Bensinger.” He explained that he wants to be cryogenically frozen in the hopes that he can later be brought back to life if technology allows. “My passion is in what’s in the future with brain technology,” the famous DJ began. “The angle is finding a way to live forever, and that sounds kind of scary and crazy when you say that. … My mom’s 78. I want to see her live to 120. I want to say, ‘Mom, you have another 50 more years left,’ you know?” Steve Aoki is hoping to keep himself cool and fresh with technology developed by the Alcor Life Foundation where you can freeze yourself for the hefty sum of $220,000. ...
BBNaija: I miss you, want you back – Cross tells Angel
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BBNaija: I miss you, want you back – Cross tells Angel

Big Brother Naija season 6 housemate, Cross has begged Angel to stop ignoring him. Recall that Angel suddenly stopped talking to Cross who she has shared a lot of intimate moments with in the house. Cross has also approached her countless times to ask for forgiveness, while demanding that she let him know if he has wronged her in any way. He further noted that he was confused because they both were cool a night before she started acting up and avoiding him. Even when asked what the matter was by Ebuka during the eviction show, Angel refused to state why she was suddenly avoiding her bestie, Cross. However, during a discussion with Pere and Angel, Cross said he misses her so much, adding that he hopes she forgives him for whatever it is he has done to her. ...
Chelsea, Tuchel given title Warning ahead of new Premier League season
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Chelsea, Tuchel given title Warning ahead of new Premier League season

  Former Arsenal star, Paul Merson, has warned Chelsea that their Premier League title hopes could be over after just six games. The Champions League winners finished fourth in the English top-flight last season. Thomas Tuchel’s men begin their 2021/2022 campaign on August 14 against Crystal Palace. The Blues will then face Arsenal, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Tottenham and defending champions Manchester City before October starts. Merson told Starsport: “Chelsea won the Champions League and are fancied to push for the title. But look at Chelsea’s fixtures and you can see what they’re up against it. “After their opener against Crystal Palace, who will be trying to impress a new manager in Patrick Vieira, it’s brutal. “They have to play Arsenal and Liverpool before...
Sloppy Spurs Beaten as Villa Ruin Fans’ Return
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Sloppy Spurs Beaten as Villa Ruin Fans’ Return

Tottenham were booed off by their returning fans as Aston Villa fought back from a goal down to win 2-1 and dent Spurs' European hopes. Spurs did briefly give their 10,000 fans something to cheer about after eight minutes as Steven Bergwijn fired home powerfully from just inside the box, but Sergio Reguilon's shocking own goal from a sliced clearance brought Villa level (20). Spurs were woeful for much of the first half as Ollie Watkins capitalised on another Reguilon error for his 14th league goal of the season (39) as the hosts were booed off at half-time following several missed Villa chances. Emi Martinez kept Villa ahead with several saves as Spurs upped the ante in the second half, and though Villa were put under pressure in spurts by the hosts, they had fine c...
Koeman Hoping 2-1 Defeat to Celta isn’t Messi’s Last Game for Barcelona
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Koeman Hoping 2-1 Defeat to Celta isn’t Messi’s Last Game for Barcelona

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has said he hopes Lionel Messi has not played his last game for the club at Camp Nou. Messi headed in his 30th league goal of the season, as Barca lost 2-1 in their final home fixture of the year. The result saw their title hopes end mathematically. Messi is out of contract at the end of June and he has not yet agreed to a new contract with the club. Next week’s game at Eibar, therefore, could be his last in a Barca shirt. “I hope not because I think [against Celta] he has shown his effectiveness and that he’s still the best in the world. “It [would be] impossible to play without him. But it is Leo on his own and, to win more games and get more points, we need more players to score goals. “But [his future] is a question for him. Fo...
Barcelona’s title Hopes are Over – Busquets Reacts to 3-3 Draw with Levante
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Barcelona’s title Hopes are Over – Busquets Reacts to 3-3 Draw with Levante

  Barcelona midfielder, Sergio Busquets, has admitted that their hopes of winning the title are over, following the 3-3 draw at Levante on Tuesday night. Ronald Koeman’s men led 2-0 and 3-2, before conceding a late equaliser. Barca have now picked up just five points from their last four games. In addition to winning their two fixtures left, Barcelona need Atletico Madrid to drop at least five points from their last three matches and Real Madrid to lose one or draw two of their last three games. Busquets told Movistar: “We don’t have much of a chance now. It will depend on our rivals, but this is our own fault, [bad] decisions, a lack of concentration. We concede goals too easily. “We don’t feel good because it was always going to be difficult, but we wanted to p...
Doctor Reveals People are now Injecting Seasoning Cubes for Bigger Butts as he Warns of the Adverse Effect
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Doctor Reveals People are now Injecting Seasoning Cubes for Bigger Butts as he Warns of the Adverse Effect

A medical doctor has revealed that a number of women now inject seasoning cubes into their butt to make it bigger and he warned of the adverse effects of such practice. He shared an old video of a documentary where women who are involved in the practice opened up about injecting seasoning cubes with the hopes that the sodium and oil in it will make their butt larger. He warned that the salt in the cubes could be absorbed by the lining of the anus and this will go into the bloodstream. He said the excessive salt in the bloodstream could lead to hypertension.
Hakeem Odumosu Debriefs Disbanded SARS Personnel, Orders Medical Evaluation
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Hakeem Odumosu Debriefs Disbanded SARS Personnel, Orders Medical Evaluation

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Monday began the debriefing and medical evaluation of the men of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad and other tactical units of the command. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement that the medical evaluation was on the order of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, adding that it was meant to enhance the performance of the policemen. Adejobi said, “The course outline for the debriefing, which runs through Wednesday, November 4, 2020, includes public relations principles, the concept of community policing, standard operating procedure of the Nigeria Police Force, post-traumatic stress disorder, #EndSARS: Experience, Challenges, Hopes and Aspiration, and the way forward...
Ighalo Hopes For Man United Loan Deal Extension
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Ighalo Hopes For Man United Loan Deal Extension

Odion Ighalo hopes his loan deal at Manchester United is extended until the Premier League season is completed. The former Super Eagles striker, 30, moved from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in January and has a contract until May 31. United has not made any offer of loan extension or permanent deal. Ighalo may have to return to China at the end of the month. “I would like to finish the season if it’s possible,” Ighalo told BBC Sport. “I was in good form, good shape, scoring goals and now we’ve stopped now for over a month. I’ve given it my best and hopefully we’ll come back to play. “The team had a good momentum before the pandemic started. At the moment I’m on loan, and this will cut short my time at the club.” He has scored four goals in eight games in all competitions...
‘Leader’ Lampard was always going to make a top coach at Chelsea, says Hudson-Odoi
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‘Leader’ Lampard was always going to make a top coach at Chelsea, says Hudson-Odoi

The Blues winger says he hopes learning from a Stamford Bridge legend will help him forge a similar career path Callum Hudson-Odoi says he knew Frank Lampard would make a good manager because of his leadership qualities as a player. The 19-year-old winger had been enjoying a productive spell under Lampard since the New Year, starting four Premier League games in a row before being ruled out with a hamstring injury. Despite an inconsistent season peppered with fitness issues, Hudson-Odoi has enjoyed the experience of being coached by a Blues icon. “I always thought to myself that he would be a good manager because of the way he used to lead on the pitch when he was playing,” Hudson-Odoi told Chelsea’s official website. “You could tell that he demanded a lot from the players he was...
Major UEFA Decision Clears Path For Liverpool’s Premier League Title Hopes
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Major UEFA Decision Clears Path For Liverpool’s Premier League Title Hopes

UEFA have paved the way for the Premier League to complete their season and give Liverpool the opportunity to claim the title. The European governing body held a video conference meeting on Wednesday with the general secretaries of 55 UEFA member associations to discuss their latest steps amid the coronavirus outbreak. Among the decisions made was the postponement of all UEFA competition matches, including the Champions League and Europa League, until further notice. It was also determined that all deadlines relating to the qualification for next season’s UEFA club competitions – with Liverpool already qualified for the Champions League – would be postponed, with new dates set in due course. And that has given domestic leagues, including the Premier League, greater room in ...
Lampard Speaks on Chelsea Ending Man Utd’s Champions League Hopes
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Lampard Speaks on Chelsea Ending Man Utd’s Champions League Hopes

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has refused to accept his team can kill off Manchester United’s Champions League hopes on Monday night. The Blues who are in fourth place, can open up a nine-point Premier League lead on ninth-placed United with a win at Stamford Bridge. But Lampard does not believe that would be the case. When asked if United’s top-four hopes would be over with defeat on Monday, he told a press conference: “No, not on nine points. “Not at this time with the amount of points to play for and the way the Premier League is, certainly not.” Sheffield United, Wolves and Everton all sit between Chelsea and United in the table. Lampard admits the Premier League’s increasing financial power is responsible for the competition. “It’s tougher, in terms of picki...
Man Utd’s Champions League Hopes Will Be Over If They Lose To Chelsea
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Man Utd’s Champions League Hopes Will Be Over If They Lose To Chelsea

The former goalkeeper admits there will be little margin for error for the Red Devils when they arrive at Stamford Bridge next Monday Manchester United’s clash with Chelsea next week is “lose or bust”, according to Mark Bosnich, with the final Champions League spot in the Premier League table still very much up for grabs. United’s 0-0 draw at home to Wolves just before the winter break ensured that they remained six points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea in the top-flight standings after 25 fixtures. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side has slipped to eighth, with eight draws and eight defeats on their record, having been unable to string together a significant run of victories since the start of the season. Bosnich, who took in two separate spells at Old Trafford and played for Chels...
See The Shocking Advice Cossy Ojiakor Gave To a Suicidal Follower
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See The Shocking Advice Cossy Ojiakor Gave To a Suicidal Follower

A follower went on Cossy Ojiakor's Instagram page claiming he was suicidal, obviously with the hopes that Cossy will give him financial assistance. But he got more than he bargained for. Replying to the follower, Cossy advised him to go sell his kidney and make money so his family can enjoy, rather than waste his life for nothing. See screenshots of her shocking reply below.  
Fayose Hopes To See Osinbajo Patronize Barbing Saloons In Ajegunle, Baga, Zamfara
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Fayose Hopes To See Osinbajo Patronize Barbing Saloons In Ajegunle, Baga, Zamfara

Former Governor of Ekiti State Mr. Ayodele Fayose has said that he hope that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will patronise ‘barbing saloons in Ajegunle Lagos, Baga in Borno or those armed bandits controlled towns in Zamfara.’ Fayose reacting to Osinbajo’s visit to Luxor Salon and Spar, Wuse 2, where he had a haircut and one on one interaction with barbers, customers and residents of the area who trooped out to welcome him to their neighbourhood said: ‘It is only election fever that will drive a VP to that high class barbing saloon in Abuja, something he never did in the last three & half years. ‘I hope to see the VP patronising barbing saloons in Ajegunle Lagos, Baga in Borno or those armed bandits controlled towns in Zamfara.’ Professor Osinbajo on Thursday visited New Kush...
You Must Play With Brain, Heart Mourinho Slams Man Utd Flops
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You Must Play With Brain, Heart Mourinho Slams Man Utd Flops

Man Utd : Jose Mourinho accused his Manchester United players of lacking heart after their hopes of a push for the Premier League’s top four were dented by a lethargic 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Mourinho’s side were booed at the end of a match that left them seventh in the table, well adrift of the Champions League qualification positions. Paul Pogba was unable to inspire United on his return from a muscle injury, playing for 67 minutes before he was replaced by Alexis Sanchez, with Mourinho left frustrated that his attacking selection had failed to produce enough to break down obdurate opponents. The Old Trafford stalemate was the first of eight games United will play in the league between the recent international break and the end of the calendar year. Mourinho ha...
Rapper New Age Jerkboy Intentionally Overdoses In Music Video
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Rapper New Age Jerkboy Intentionally Overdoses In Music Video

Florida rapper New Age Jerkboy is trending on social media after he almost killed himself just to be popular. The rapper wanted to include a scene where he overdoses in his new music video so he decided to take multiple OXY pills on camera so the video can look real. The stunt was a crazy one because he could have died, but luckily, he didn't. He posted photos and videos of himself overdosing on social media and immediately went viral. The videos have now been taken down but not before it had been seen by multiple fans and followers. The rapper's manager took to Instagram to reveal that NewAge Jerkboy overdosed and is recovering in the hospital. The manager told fans that he hopes the rapper pulls through after getting his stomach pumped. He added that the rapper had been depresse...

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