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‘Blasphemy, disgrace’ – Rio Ferdinand slams Cristiano Ronaldo’s critics
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‘Blasphemy, disgrace’ – Rio Ferdinand slams Cristiano Ronaldo’s critics

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has expressed worries that some sections of the club’s supporters could still criticise Cristiano Ronaldo despite all the great works the Portuguese has done in his career and for the club in particular. The former defender launched a passionate defence of the former Real Madrid and Juventus forward amid criticism he does not work hard enough for the Red Devils. Ronaldo has scored seven goals for Man United since his return to the club in the summer, including a stunning volley in the 3-0 win over Tottenham on Saturday. Manchester United players, including Cristiano Ronaldo were heavily criticised for their lack of pressing and laziness in the 5-0 defeat to rivals Liverpool prior to that victory. The Portugal captain has never ...
It was not my decision to leave Arsenal – Wenger finally opens up
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It was not my decision to leave Arsenal – Wenger finally opens up

Legendary Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has hinted that he was sacked by the club in May 2018. Wenger, in his new documentary, said “it was not really” his decision to step down after 22 years in charge. The Frenchman also described his Arsenal exit as “a funeral”. During his stint with the Gunners, Wenger won three league titles and seven FA Cups, including league and cup doubles in both 1998 and 2002. Wenger also oversaw the ‘Invincibles’ season back in 2004, when Arsenal went the entire Premier League season without defeat. But the final years of his reign were marred by fan protest after some disappointing campaigns. A few days after announcing he was stepping down, Wenger hinted that the call was “not really” his decision. And it now appears he could be about to ...
Ozil: I will Help British South Asians in football
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Ozil: I will Help British South Asians in football

Mesut Ozil says he will give British South Asian players a platform to shine after linking up with partners including the Football Association and Bradford City for the launch of the Football for Peace Mesut Ozil Centre. Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports News last year, former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey spoke about growing up in Leicester and playing football with South Asian kids as a youngster, adding the community has an unquestionable passion for the game. Yet despite making up around eight per cent of the UK population, less than 0.25 per cent of players across the leagues in England are from a South Asian background, with Kick It Out chair Sanjay Bhandari telling Sky Sports News that this is "the biggest statistical anomaly in football". "I have always been surprise...
CBN Postpones eNaira launch
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CBN Postpones eNaira launch

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced the postponement of its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), known as eNaira originally planned to be launched on October 1, Nigeria's independence day. Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, September 30, CBN spokesman, Osita Nwanisobi, explained that the CBN decided to postpone the launch, due to Nigeria's independence celebration. The statement was titled, “CBN defers eNaira launch to mark Independence Anniversary” It read in part, “Ahead of the anticipated launch of Nigeria’s Central Bank Digital Currency, known as eNaira, the Spokesman of the Central bank of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Nwanisobi, says the planned unveiling on October 1, 2021 has now been deferred due to other key activities lined up to commemorate the country’s...
Lagos, Ogun police to set up joint patrol team to fight highway crime
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Lagos, Ogun police to set up joint patrol team to fight highway crime

Police in Ogun and Lagos states have concluded plans to launch a joint security patrol team to fight criminal activities on the border area of the Lagos-Ibadan highway. The new Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 2, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, revealed this on Wednesday during his familiarisation tour to Ogun State Police Command. Kokumo stated that the joint operation team became necessary because when he came on board, he had observed that there were reports of traffic robbery around the long bridge area of the highway. According to him, he had spoken to the police commissioners in the two states on the need for a joint operation plan to combat traffic robbery in the area. He said “I observed on my resumption as the Assistant Inspector General of P...
How My 10-Year-Old Son Became A Vigilante Member, Wields Gun – Katsina Dad Speaks Up
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How My 10-Year-Old Son Became A Vigilante Member, Wields Gun – Katsina Dad Speaks Up

According to a report by Leadership, one Abdulakadir Ado, the father of a 10-year-old boy, who is a member of a vigilante group in the Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State, has explained how his son joined the group to defend their community. Ado, who is the leader of the group in the area, said that every child of his son’s age already knew how to handle guns because of the incessant killings, raping and abduction for ransom bedeviling the axis. He added that the situation they found themselves made his son and others to join the vigilante group to fight banditry. Ado said, “I am speaking to you as leader of the vigilante group in Safana, we have nothing to do than to appreciate God for the situation we find ourselves. We least expected to see this day, but thank God we ...
Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s Enekwechi qualifies for men’s shot put final
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Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s Enekwechi qualifies for men’s shot put final

Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has qualified for the men’s shot put final at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Enekwechi launch hit a mark of 21.16m. The 28-year-old ranked 4th and picked up one of the non-automatic qualifying spots for the final. Enekwechi will now compete against Mesud Pezer of Bosnia and Hercegovina, Zane Weir of Italy, Kyle Blingnaut of South Africa, Jacko Gill and Tomas Walsh of New Zealand, Darlan Romani of Brazil, Mostafa Hassan of Egypt, Armin Sinancevic of Serbia and Peyton Otterdahl of the United States in the men’s shot put final. Enekwechi is the 2018 Commonwealth Games Silver medalist and reigning African champion in shot put. He is also the 2019 African Games champion and the reigning Nigerian National Sports Festival champion.
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Jeff Bezos And Other Passengers To Launch Space Tuesday

American business magnate, Jeff Bezos and three other passengers will fly to space aboard Bezos’ space company, Blue Origin on Tuesday, July 20. The space jet by New Shepard is expected to take flight at around 9 a.m. ET carrying Bezos, his brother Mark, aviator Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old and the company’s first paying customer. It will be the company’s first launch with people aboard and the start of a new era for Blue Origin, which is trying to increase its customer base for earth-space flights. Blue Origin isn’t the only company looking to capitalize on the suborbital spaceflight market. Earlier this month, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic flew Branson and other passengers to space. Elon Musk’s SpaceX is also trying to launch flight into space. Blue Origin...
Mr Marcaroni, Broda Shaggi to star in TV adaptation of Femi Adebayo’s Ile Alayo to Air on StarTimes
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Mr Marcaroni, Broda Shaggi to star in TV adaptation of Femi Adebayo’s Ile Alayo to Air on StarTimes

Leading affordable pay-TV provider, StarTimes in conjunction with Wakaati TV and Nollywood Thespian, Femi Adebayo, is set to launch Ile Alayo comedy series which is an adaptation of the blockbuster movie. The cast includes Nollywood thespians and notable social media comedians like Mr Macaroni, Broda Shaggi, Woli Agba, Odunlade Adekola, Mercy Aigbe, Adebayo Salami, Lateef Adedimeji, Dele Odule, Femi Adebayo, Ebun Oloyede, Cute Abiola and Wale Akorede. The cast and crew of the series were unveiled on Wednesday at a press conference organised by StarTimes. Also in attendance were the CEO of StarTimes Nigeria, Alex Jian; Content Director, Viki Liu, COO, Tunde Aina; the CEO of Wakaati TV, Rotimi Akingbogun; ED of OMD, Yinka Adebayo, and representatives of major brands in the coun...
Tanzanians launch petition to have BET disqualify singer, Diamond Platnumz from this year’s Awards
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Tanzanians launch petition to have BET disqualify singer, Diamond Platnumz from this year’s Awards

A section of Tanzanians on Twitter have launched an online petition to have singer, Diamond Platnumz disqualified from the 2021 BET Awards. The Tanzanian music star was nominated in the best international act category alongside other African heavyweights. The petitioners accused Diamond of ‘actively and publicly supporting deceased Magufuli’s regime', but remaining silent when fellow Tanzanian artists were imprisoned and abducted in 2017-2018 over video clips deemed obscene by the authorities. Over 17,000 people have signed the petition. It read; This is a call to BET Awards hosted and produced by Black Entertainment Television (BET) to disqualify Diamond Platnumz Diamond Platnumz is a world-renowned Tanzania music artist who used his popularity and his talent to whitewa...
We deleted over 15 million voters from register in 10 years – INEC
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We deleted over 15 million voters from register in 10 years – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that 15 million voters found to have been duplicated records were deleted from its register between 2011 and 2021. In a keynote address titled “Technological innovation as an antidote for election rigging” at the 10th anniversary celebration of Blueprint Newspaper in Abuja, INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu who was represented by the Commission’s Director in charge of ICT, Engr. Chidi Nwafor revealed that the commission will launch an online voter registration portal on June 28, 2021 to reduce the stress associated with voter registration. He said;   “We discovered that rigging can come before, during and after the election and one thing is for us to find ways of stopping this. Few years ago, the entire pro...
Most Nigerian leaders don’t know their history, that is why they don’t understand the problems confronting their people while in power – Abaribe
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Most Nigerian leaders don’t know their history, that is why they don’t understand the problems confronting their people while in power – Abaribe

  Lawmaker representing Abia South Senatorial district, Enyinnaya Abaribe has said that most Nigerian leaders don't know their history. Abaribe who also noted that the country has a flawed leadership recruitment process while speaking at a book launch over the weekend, stated that not knowing about history makes leaders not to understand the problem of their people when they get to power. The Senator who also averred that the problem with Nigeria has been that of ethnic-triumphalism, added that the problem of law enforcement in Nigeria had been compounded by the rampant issue of ethnic dominance in the country He said;  “Most Nigerian leaders do not know their history; the leadership recruitment process is highly flawed. And that is why when people get into power, the...
Oliseh Launches Compelling Book ‘Audacity To Refuse’ April 30
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Oliseh Launches Compelling Book ‘Audacity To Refuse’ April 30

Former Super Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh will formally launch his autobiography, “Audacity To Refuse” on Friday, April 30. The new book , a collection of Oliseh’s 16-year football journey which also details the everyday life of the professional athlete, has been on sale since April 19. The launch will kick-off by 16:00 UK & Nigerian time and 17:00 Central European time via ZOOM . It will be hosted by famous BBC journalist Mimi Fawaz and Olakunle Kasunmu of Channels TV. Super Eagles legends; Austine Okocha, Emmanuel Amunike, Tijani Babangida and Austine Eguaveon are speakers for the occasion. Audacity to Refuse” traces the legendary Sunday Oliseh’s untold inside story from being a young footballer in Nigeria to starring for some of Europe’s greatest clubs. The book s...
Cardi B to Launch her own Makeup and Cosmetic Line as She Trademarks “Bardi Beauty”
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Cardi B to Launch her own Makeup and Cosmetic Line as She Trademarks “Bardi Beauty”

WAP' rapper, Cardi B is set to launch her own makeup line, having filed paper work to trademark "Bardi Beauty." on April 16, according to new report from TMZ. According to the report, Cardi’s company is set to offer makeup, fragrance, skincare and both hair and nail products Cardi has previously teamed up with Reebok, Fashion Nova and Steve Madden, but with this move is set to join other Hollywood celebrities like Rihanna, Kylie Jenner and Kanye West in the fashion/beauty business.
Digital Economy: Osinbajo Commends Abiodun Over Launch Of OGDEIP
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Digital Economy: Osinbajo Commends Abiodun Over Launch Of OGDEIP

The Nigerian Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, commended Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, over the launching of Ogun Digital Economy Infrastructure Project in the state. Osinbajo gave this commendation while speaking virtually at official launch of the project, held at the Ogun TechHub, Kobape Road, Abeokuta, the state capital. The VP noted that digital economy technology is the future of all aspects of human existence such as business, education, healthcare, governance, security, and the practice of practically every profession, lauding Abiodun for his initiative of bringing broad-band to homes, businesses and homes in Ogun. He added that with the launch of the project, Ogun is taking hold of the future, saying making digital access available to all the ...
Aisha Buhari’s book launch: Dangote gives N30m, Tinubu gives N20m (full list of donations made)
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Aisha Buhari’s book launch: Dangote gives N30m, Tinubu gives N20m (full list of donations made)

The launch of a book written in honour of First Lady Aisha Buhari was held yesterday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The launch of the book written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs Dr Hajo Sani, was attended by many prominent Nigerians even though some key persons invited were conspicuously absent. While  Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and many governors were present, Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Muhammadu Indimi, and Jim Ovia were among those who sent representatives. Here is a list of those who bought copies of the book and what they donated. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (N20m), Alhaji Aliko Dangote (N30m), Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu (N25m), Mrs Folo...
Ogun Ready To Begin COVID-19 Vaccination, Launch Amotekun In Yewaland – Governor Abiodun
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Ogun Ready To Begin COVID-19 Vaccination, Launch Amotekun In Yewaland – Governor Abiodun

The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that the state was ready to receive Covid-19 vaccines and begin the vaccination process, adding that the entire whole chain required for the vaccination has been identified. Governor Abiodun, who made this known at the Executive Chambers of the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said his administration had gone a step further by ensuring that all of its refrigerators were in good condition to store the vaccines. The governor added that his administration had received guidelines from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency on those to be prioritised. He said: “We actually have more refrigerators than the number of wards that we have; so, we have those that are there right now and we have the back up as well, s...
Nigeria Begins COVID19 Vaccination as Health Workers take their First Shots in Abuja
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Nigeria Begins COVID19 Vaccination as Health Workers take their First Shots in Abuja

The Federal government on Friday March 5 launched the COVID19 vaccination in Nigeria. The launch ceremony took place at the Trauma Center, National Hospital Abuja today. Dr Cyprian Ngong, pictured above, became the first Nigerian in Nigeria to receive a dose of the COVID19 vaccine. Recall that on Tuesday, March 2, the Federal government received 3.92 million doses of the vaccines from India. Health workers were scheduled as the first to receive the vaccines. President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, have been slated to take the vaccines on Saturday, March 6.
Afenifere, Gani Adams, Igboho To Launch Campaign Against Beef; “Anything But Cow Day”
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Afenifere, Gani Adams, Igboho To Launch Campaign Against Beef; “Anything But Cow Day”

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho; the Are Ona Kankanfo, Gani Adams; and the Odua Peoples Congress under the leadership of Prince Segun Osinbote are set to launch a campaign against cows. This is according to an advertorial published in The PUNCH on March 1, 2021. The campaign which is tagged, ‘Anything But Cow Day’, will launch on Friday, March 5, 2021, and is being held in response to the boycott of the South by northern traders. The boycott has entered its 4th day. The campaign, which is themed, ‘A one-day symbolic beef boycott towards terminating the cow pandemic- End COWVID-21’ is expected to trend on Twitter with the #endcowpandemic.org’ and will be streamed live on Odua Peoples Communications Youtube channel. Meanwhile...
Spotify Set To Launch In Nigeria Very Soon
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Spotify Set To Launch In Nigeria Very Soon

Audio streaming company, Spotify has announced that it is set to launch in Nigeria in a few days. This official announcement was made via tweets on the company's official Twitter account. "We launch in 80+ new markets over the next few days. See you soon Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nigeria #SpotifyStreamOn" "With exciting news that Spotify is set to launch in Nigeria, let's throw it back to this @ListenAfrica_article from November 22, 2020. "Music streaming wars in Nigeria and the imminent entrance of Spotify." https://youtu.be/Hm7YHHc8AqM
4 Airlines Set To Launch Operation
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4 Airlines Set To Launch Operation

Amidst the headwinds in global aviation markets triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, experts foresee a quicker recovery in Nigeria’s sector as more airlines acquire new planes even as many others prepare to hit the sky. Experts expect four new airlines to launch operation this year as they put finishing touches to the process of obtaining an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC). At least 24 carriers are in different stages of the AOC application process. One of Nigeria’s foremost airlines, Azman Air, started the year on a promising note with the acquisition of its second Airbus A340-600 aircraft. The second delivery came barely a year after the first wide-bodied aircraft was purchased. Though aviation globally was hit by the pandemic last year, Azman’s plan to launch an internation...
EndSARS Protesters Launch Online Radio,Soro Soke
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EndSARS Protesters Launch Online Radio,Soro Soke

Youths calling for a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force have launched an online radio, Soro Soke. The channel, through effective and timely communication, is expected to aid the coordination of #EndSARS protests nationwide. When our correspondent tuned in to the station around 1pm on Sunday, programmes and live reports of missing and found #EndSARS protesters were escalated on the radio, https://s4.radio.co/s99d55c85b/listen Songs calling for a reformed Nigeria were also heard on the station. Soro Soke, a Yoruba sentence which translates as ‘Speak Up,’ had last week become a mantra of the #EndSARS campaign after protesters in Lagos State urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ‘soro soke’ whilst addressing the youths. Soro Soke is also a metaphor for all Nigerians t...
“We Will Launch Radio Biafra In Daura” – IPOB Tells Buhari
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“We Will Launch Radio Biafra In Daura” – IPOB Tells Buhari

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Thursday dared the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, to stop them from launching Radio Biafra in Daura, home town of the President. Their challenge came barely twenty-four hours the federal government approved N654 million for the deployment of hybrid spectrum monitoring system that would target illegal frequencies in the southern part of the country especially, the South East. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, yesterday briefed members of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, how his ministry uncovered 320 frequencies being used all over the country and of this 320, 106 were illegal. Pantami said the monitoring did not cover South East. It covered five zones in the country: North East, ...
North Korea Has 60 Nuclear Weapons & Could Launch Smallpox On Missile – US Army
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North Korea Has 60 Nuclear Weapons & Could Launch Smallpox On Missile – US Army

North Korea has up to 60 nuclear weapons and a 5,000-tonne stockpile of chemical weapons, according to the US Army. The calculations were made last month in a report by the US Department of the Army, called North Korean tactics. Sections warn Kim Jong-un’s regime may be able to obtain 100 such weapons by the end of this year, South Korean news agency Yonhap reports. It reads: “Estimates for North Korean nuclear weapons range from 20-60 bombs, with the capability to produce 6 new devices each year. North Korea is supposedly the third biggest possessor of chemical agents, with 2,500-5,000 tonnes and 20 different types, the research adds. The authors say that Kim’s scientists have been working on weaponising anthrax or smallpox, and potentially mounting them on missiles to...
Arsenal Launch Investigation Into Pepe’s £72 Million Record Transfer Fee
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Arsenal Launch Investigation Into Pepe’s £72 Million Record Transfer Fee

Arsenal have launched an internal investigation into why so much money was paid for club record signing Nicolas Pepe. The 25-year-old Ivorian became Arsenals’ most expensive signing when he joined for £72million from French Ligue 1 club Lille last summer. In his debut season at Arsenal he scored eight goals and provided10 assists. But according to ESPN while there is believed to be no regret in signing Pepe, Arsenal reckon they overpaid to bring him to the Emirates. The north London club paid £20m up front, with a commitment to a further £52m over the next five years. That first instalment is due to be paid this summer and the commitment to owe that extra chunk has led to ‘a review of scouting reports and negotiating process’ to determine why such a huge deal was ma...
It is vital’ – Ellis urges Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates to emulate Manchester United and Real Madrid
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It is vital’ – Ellis urges Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates to emulate Manchester United and Real Madrid

The Soweto giants are without a women's club and the Banyana tactician has urged them to launch one each to grow the women's game Desiree Ellis has challenged the country's PSL's biggest teams Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates to emulate Manchester United and Real Madrid. The English and Spanish giants were the only biggest teams in their countries without a professional women's team until the clubs' top brass finally moved to establish one each in 2018 and 2019 respectively. In South Africa, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates are currently the only PSL top clubs without a women's team, and both are based in Soweto where the Safa Women's National League (SWNL) was launched last year.
Bandits Launch Fresh Attack On Katsina Community, Kill Traditional Ruler
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Bandits Launch Fresh Attack On Katsina Community, Kill Traditional Ruler

No fewer than 50 bandits on Saturday morning reportedly attacked Mazoji Village under Matazu Local Government Area of Katsina State, killing the traditional ruler of the community. This comes barely three weeks after the murder of the district head of Yantumaki in Danmusa Local Government, Alhaji Maidabino, by bandits. A source told SaharaReporters that the bandits carried out the attack on Mazoji Village around 2am and operated for several hours before killing the traditional leader. The bandits also reportedly set ablaze five motorcycles during the attack, while they rustled unspecified number of cows. The source lamented that security operatives were yet to arrive the village even as at 7:30am. Bandits attacks and kidnappings have been on the rise in Katsina State in ...
‘There are certainly more players available’ – Inter Miami’s McDonough on adjusting to coronavirus-impacted transfer market
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‘There are certainly more players available’ – Inter Miami’s McDonough on adjusting to coronavirus-impacted transfer market

The first-year MLS club have been linked with a major signing, but those plans have shifted due to the outbreak of Covid-19 It was no secret that this was going to be a big summer for Inter Miami. In the lead up to the club's debut season, the MLS expansion side made two Designated Player signings: Mexican star Rodolfo Pizarro and Argentine youngster Matias Pellegrini. The two were expected to be a key part of the club's attacking core but, in the entire run up to the club's launch, Miami didn't promise "key pieces"; they promised stars. That star was widely expected to come in the summer. It's a time that is more conducive for big-money business. Clubs are ready to deal once the domestic season is over, with most of the game's biggest transfers being made in the summer rather than ...
Coronavirus Delays Launch Of Africa Free Trade, Deal Postponed
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Coronavirus Delays Launch Of Africa Free Trade, Deal Postponed

The implementation of a mammoth African free trade agreement will not begin on July 1 as planned due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak, a senior official said on Tuesday. “It is obviously not possible to commence trade as we had intended on 1 July under the current circumstances,” Wamkele Mene, Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area, said during a conference call. Mene did not say whether there was a new targeted implementation date, and left the conference call before the question and answer session. It is obviously not possible to commence trade as we had intended on 1 July under the current circumstances. The 55-nation continental free-trade zone would, if successful, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc with 1.3 billion people acros...
BBNaija, Tacha Launches New Brand Online
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BBNaija, Tacha Launches New Brand Online

Former Big brother Naija housemate, Tacha shared a video of her latest brand which many people, even her fans didn’t know she was about to launch. According to her, Tacha shared the video with the caption, “They told me I couldn’t that’s why I did.” They told me I couldn’t that’s why I did? • •#FriendLikeTacha pic.twitter.com/iUv5e7BBuf — TACHA????? (@Symply_Tacha) April 28, 2020
Tonto Dikeh Turns Drama Into ‘Foodietainment’, Sets To Launch Her ‘Food Eating Show’
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Tonto Dikeh Turns Drama Into ‘Foodietainment’, Sets To Launch Her ‘Food Eating Show’

Nigerian famous actress, Tonto Dikeh has announced that she’s getting set to launch an online show tagged, GRUB & RUB WITH KING TONTO on April 30, 2020. According to her, it’s a food eating YouTube show whose purpose is to be a flag bearer to the culinary world in Africa and beyond. The mother of one noted that the show will also be one way to promote different culinary business around the world and also bring different food culture and make it easy for people to know where good food are being sold in any part of the world they travel to. The actress further stressed that GRUB & RUB WITH KING TONTO won’t be just an eating show but would also center on discussion about life, relationship, politics , religion, among other things mildly while eating with celebrities and...
Whatsapp Collaborates With WHO To Launch A New Sticker Pack
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Whatsapp Collaborates With WHO To Launch A New Sticker Pack

Whatsapp has announced on it’s blog website that it has collaborated with WHO to create a new sticker pack. This new sticker pack, “Together at Home,” was designed to be funny and educational. Whatsapp described this new sticker as universal because it is available in ten languages and has no age barrier. Whatsapp and WHO hopes that the sticker educates people and encourage them to stay at home. Facebook who owns whatsapp explained the importance of sticker. He stated that stickers communicate better than text messages and has endorsed the new stickers. Here is a speech from the the firm: “We hope people enjoy using these stickers to check-in on loved ones, particularly those that are feeling isolated, alone, and scared. This pack offers creative ways to remind p...
‘Barcelona a better fit for Ndombele than Spurs’ – Bent says ‘something’s not right’ with midfielder
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‘Barcelona a better fit for Ndombele than Spurs’ – Bent says ‘something’s not right’ with midfielder

A former Tottenham striker says it "wouldn’t surprise" him if the Spanish champions were to launch a bid for the France international this summer Tanguy Ndombele "cannot find his feet" at Tottenham, according to Darren Bent, who believes Barcelona would be a better fit for the midfielder's talents. Spurs completed the signing of Ndombele from Lyon for £63 million ($78m) in July last year, after seeing off competition from a number of top European clubs. The France international committed to a five-year contract with the north London outfit, and has since racked up 27 appearances across all competitions, scoring two goals and laying on four assists.
Kim Kardashian branded ‘tone deaf’ for daring to launch her perfume in coronavirus crisis
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Kim Kardashian branded ‘tone deaf’ for daring to launch her perfume in coronavirus crisis

Kim Kardashian has been slammed after she decided to launch a new product in the middle of the coronavirus crisis. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 39, took to social media this week to announce the launch of her new KKW x KRIS perfume, which is a collaborative effort with her momager Kris Jenner. But she was branded "tone deaf" by her angry followers for trying to flog an expensive product in a time when people are losing their jobs, taking pay cuts and can't leave their houses as the deadly bug sweeps across the globe. Kim had tweeted: "My mom @KrisJenner & I are so excited to announce the launch of KKW x KRIS, our first ever @kkwfragrance collaboration."A woody, white floral fragrance with the freshness of freesia, creamy white gardenia and tuberose at the heart ...
NAFDAC outlines measures to control illicit drugs in Nigeria
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NAFDAC outlines measures to control illicit drugs in Nigeria

Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye, has said the agency has finalised plans to enhance control of narcotics and psychotropic substances. She disclosed that one of the control objectives of the agency is to ensure availability for medical and scientific uses while minimising the possibility of diversion to illicit channels and abuse Speaking at the launch and dissemination of the 2019 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) in Lagos, Adeyeye who was represented by Director, Narcotics and Controlled Substance, NAFDAC, Dr. Musa Umar said they would not relent on clamping down unlicensed retail facilities that serve as a medium for illicit drug distribution in Nigeria. Th...
Paul Pogba launches fund-raising appeal on his 27th birthday to help battle coronavirus pandemic
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Paul Pogba launches fund-raising appeal on his 27th birthday to help battle coronavirus pandemic

Paul Pogba has used the occasion of his birthday to launch a fund-raising appeal to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. The Manchester United midfielder turned 27 on Sunday and marked the special celebration by announcing his own birthday fundraiser against the coronavirus. And on social media, the France international posted a link to his appeal which he hopes will raise at least £27,000 in one day. Should that target be met in that time, Pogba promised to double the figure with another £27,000 from his own pocket and put it towards the cause. 'It's my birthday and I'm always grateful that me, my family and friends are healthy. Nonetheless, not everybody is in good health right now,' Pogba wrote on his official Facebook and Instagram pages. 'The Coronavirus pandemic is a...
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Regina Daniels trying to hide her baby bump on a movie set

Popular Nigerian actress, Regina Daniels has returned back to the movie scene She’s back after the launch of her very own magazine in Abuja. The actress, seen playing the role of a NYSC Corps member, wearing the full regalia while on set of a movie. She also shared videos of her on the movie set through her Instagram page and it seems she tried to conceal her growing baby bump by tying the NYSC jacket around her tummy. See the screenshots below:
Mercy Johnson Puts Her Baby Bump In A Red Body-Hugging Dress
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Mercy Johnson Puts Her Baby Bump In A Red Body-Hugging Dress

Pregnant Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson is just too much goals and this picture of hers in a lovely body-hugging dress with her bump in ovation and fans love what they are seeing it. The actress announced that they were having a baby a few weeks, what we did not know is how big the bump had grown. Mercy also posed for a shot with Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde. Mercy and Prince already have three kids and the latest addition has really made the Okojie’s happy. Mercy was at the Netflix Naija launch where she says she kept it lowkey for reasons best known to her.
Igbo Group Gives 90 Days To South East Governors To Launch Security Outfit
Politics

Igbo Group Gives 90 Days To South East Governors To Launch Security Outfit

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Igbo National Council (INC), an Igbo socio-cultural group has issued a 90 days ultimatum to the governors of the southeast zone to inaugurate their own regional outfit. Reading a communiqué after a meeting well attended by members from 20 states, the National President of INC, Chilos Godsent said that the group also condemned what it described as the “naked cowardice exhibited by the governors of the South-East geopolitical zone on the failures to establish and officially inaugurate the highly-demanded South-East regional security outfit like their contemporaries in the North-West and South-West geopolitical zones. Also, Godsent disclosed that INC rejects the view of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP)’s proposal for community policin...
Photos From The Launch Of Regina Daniels Magazine
Events

Photos From The Launch Of Regina Daniels Magazine

Regina Daniels yesterday 22nd of February 2020 launched her magazine, which centers on why she married her billionaire husband Ned nwoke. The magazine was successfully launched with the likes of her billionaire husband Ned Nwoke and likes of celebrities like Annie idibia, segun arinze and other notable celebrities in attendance. See photos below and video above Celebrities in attendance include seun arinze, Annie idibia,
I Will Soon Launch My Hair Extension Brand – Ex-Bbn Star, Ifu Ennada
Lifestyle

I Will Soon Launch My Hair Extension Brand – Ex-Bbn Star, Ifu Ennada

Iheme Faith Uloma who is popularly known as Ifu Ennada just disclosed on her IG that she will be launching her hair extension soon. The Ex-bbn star,Ifu Ennada is a person that is alway criticized on social media,most especially Instagram for the way she dress. Her kind of personality is always open to critics,but guess what,she is a kind of person that doesn’t care what you think about her. In training for her “Beautifulifuennda” hairstylist,they created an “Avant Garde” look in less than 1 hour with the best hair extension. She also revealed that she will be launching her own hair extension in no time. Look at the photos of her “Avant Garde” hairstyle below. What do you think about it.
Tech

Iphone SE 2 Aka Iphone 9 To Launch In Mid-march, Says Tipster Evan Blass

  Apple's highly anticipated successor to the iPhone SE - heavily rumoured to debut as the iPhone 9, or iPhone SE 2 as per some rumours – has reportedly entered trial production. Multiple reports have claimed a Q1 2020 debut for the iPhone 9 aka iPhone SE 2. Now, a fresh leak coming from a reliable source says that Apple will launch the iPhone SE 2 in mid-march, which falls in line with the March unveiling of its predecessor back in 2016, a long gap for a product upgrade by industry standards. Tipster Evan Blass, who goes by the username @evleaks, has shared via a tweet that the iPhone SE 2 aka the iPhone 9 will be launched in the midst of March. Another report that surfaced earlier this month also mentioned that Apple is targeting a March launch for the iPhone SE successor,...
Here’s Why Apple Wants To Launch The Iphone 9 As Soon As Possible
Business

Here’s Why Apple Wants To Launch The Iphone 9 As Soon As Possible

Over the past few months, there have been reports that Apple was working on a new affordable iPhone. For a while, the reports had it that the device would be the iPhone SE 2. However, recent reports suggest that it could actually be the iPhone 9 and it could launch early this year. In fact, it appears that Apple wants to launch the device as soon as possible, very likely within the first quarter of 2020. We now have more details about the upcoming iPhone 9. Reports of a potential iPhone 9 started coming up in December 2019. Now, the current testing of the product has ended. This means that Apple is planning to launch the device very soon. With the rush, it appears that Apple is targeting emerging markets such as India. This makes sense as Apple is already losing its hold on the m...
Cardi B Stuns In Sexy Bodysuit To Hubby Offset’s Fashion Line Launch
Fashion

Cardi B Stuns In Sexy Bodysuit To Hubby Offset’s Fashion Line Launch

Cardi B makes a bomb ass statement, as she steps out in Paris in a sheer bodysuit with her bra and panties very visible underneath the bodysuit to support her husband Offset. Cardi B And Offset In Paris For Fashion Line Launch. The 27-year-old rapper was in the French capital alongside her hubby Offset, as they headed to his Laundered Works Corp show during Paris Fashion Week 2020 on Thursday, January 16. In addition to the sheer bodysuit, Cardi had on a studded face mask. The Bodak Yellow rapper added a big fur coat. See more photos below: View this post on Instagram Congrats babe on your bomb ass fashion clothing collab with @chazajordan .I am so proud of you ! From filming on two shows ,recording and working on so many other things .The dick feels better when is co...
Actress Toyin Abraham Shuts Down Herbal Business, Barely 3 Months After Launch
Celebs

Actress Toyin Abraham Shuts Down Herbal Business, Barely 3 Months After Launch

Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham has announced that she is shutting down her fertility herbal business due to ‘structural disagreement’ with her partners. The delectable actress and proud mother of one launched the business sometime in October last year, shortly after she birthed her first child, IreOluwa. Barely three months after launch, the actress has taken to her social media handle to state that the business would be closing, but all pending offers would be attended to. “I want to thank you all for the continuous suport of my brand and businesses, especially Toyin herbal. however, I am putting a stop to the brand, this is due to some structural disagreement with my partners. All pending orders would be attended to and refunds made. if you don’t get a feedback in two wee...
Entertainment

Adidas, Beyonce to launch gender-neutral collection

Adidas will start selling a new collection designed with singer Beyonce on Jan. 18 in a relaunch of her Ivy Park brand that includes shoes, clothes, and accessories, mostly in maroon, orange and cream. Adidas described the collection, which features on the cover of January’s Elle magazine, as gender-neutral. It includes jumpsuits, cargo pants, hoodies, and cycling shorts, mostly featuring signature Adidas triple-stripes. The German sportswear brand announced it was teaming up with the singer in April to relaunch the Ivy Park brand Beyonce started in 2016 together with British fashion chain Topshop. The company did not give financial details.
Nigerian Actress ‘Foluke Daramola’ Launches Lifeline For Ailing And Aged Nollywood Actors
Entertainment

Nigerian Actress ‘Foluke Daramola’ Launches Lifeline For Ailing And Aged Nollywood Actors

Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola, has launched a lifeline for ailing and aging Nollywood veterans. The initiative tagged, ‘Nolly veteran SOS Project 2019’, is an offshoot of ‘Passion Against Rape and Abuse in Africa Foundation’ (PARA Africa) which the actress launched in 2015. Ms Daramola said she organised the event to bestow lifetime achievements awards on deserving Nollywood veterans and also kick-start a humanitarian initiative in earnest for their upkeep. Some of the beneficiaries are Sadiq Daba, Barbara Soki, Kareem Adepoju a.k.a Baba Wande, Kayode Odumosu a.k.a Pa Kasumu, Peter Fatomilola, Lanre Hassan (Iya Awero), Idowu Phillips (Iya Rainbow), Lere Paimo a.k.a Eda Onile Ola and others. The event, which was anchored by comedian Gbenga Adeyinka, also had younger actor...
Apostle Suleman To Launch Mobile Network In The UK
Religion

Apostle Suleman To Launch Mobile Network In The UK

President of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Johnson Suleman, has announced that his ministry would soon be launching a ‘mobile network’ in the United Kingdom. The preacher revealed his plans in a tweet on Thursday. He, however, did not reveal details of the project but requested for prayers from followers. “Pray along with us as we launch our mobile network in United Kingdom…coming soon,” he wrote. Apostle Suleman had in June announced that he would be launching an airline. The preacher, who at the time acquired a private jet, said in a tweet that he hoped to employ 3,000 Africans through the airline. Though he did not give the name of the airline, Suleman said 50 per cent of the airline’s staff would be Nigerians as “part of our contribution to nation building”. He is, ...
Mercy Eke Meets Ini Edo At Mr Taxi Launch
Celebs

Mercy Eke Meets Ini Edo At Mr Taxi Launch

Big Brother Naija winner, Mercy Eke could not hold her excitement as she meets Nollywood screen goddess, Ini Edo. The two beautiful ladies met at the launch of Mr. Taxi, a cab hailing company of which Mercy is a brand ambassador for. Mercy had shared the lovely moment with her fans even before the event ended. She shared beautiful photos and video of her with the Akwa Ibom actress, Ini Edo. Both ladies looked lovely and glittery as they both donned flashy dresses. Ini Edo known for her class and poise, hit the stage with a long dazzling, studded black gown and a matching black heels while Mercy stunned in a golden see-through dress with an underlay and a gorgeous pair of heels for cap. The two ladies were all over each other at the event as they were recorded hugging incessantly and hav...

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