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Transfer: New player joins Manchester United
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Transfer: New player joins Manchester United

Lambeth Tigers FC have announced that their Under 14 player, Majid Balogun, has officially joined Manchester United. Lambeth Tigers disclosed this in a post via their Instagram account on Sunday. Balogun is now the second player in Lambeth’s history to join directly from the grassroots from the South of England. The youngster was on the wishlist of several unnamed clubs in England before Man United won the race for his signature. He will be aiming to sign a scholarship with Man United in the next few years. “Lambeth Tigers can confirm highly regarded U14 forward has officially joined @manchesterunited, becoming the 2nd player in the club’s history to join directly from grassroots from the South of England. “He also becomes the first player from the Tigers to join ...
Woman Reveals her next course of action after discovering she’s related to husband following DNA test
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Woman Reveals her next course of action after discovering she’s related to husband following DNA test

A woman was left horrified after finding out that she's actually related to her husband. The woman has been married to her husband for a year and the couple share a child together. When she discovered her husband was part Native American, she thought she'd do some research. While looking into his family tree, she discovered they were in fact related. After going back just a short way on her husband's family tree, she saw her maiden name on the list, so compared his family tree with her own. That's when she found out her great grandmother was his great grand aunt Taking to Reddit, she said: "I did some genealogy research on my husband's maternal side of the family. "I find his great-great-grandfather who is officially Seminole Indian. "We are excited at this point ...
Afcon 2021: Al Shabab put blame on Nigeria federation after Ighalo misses tournament
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Afcon 2021: Al Shabab put blame on Nigeria federation after Ighalo misses tournament

The Saudi club now blames the NFF for sending the release letter for the 32-year-old striker late Al Shabab have blamed Nigeria Football Federation for the standoff that led to striker Odion Ighalo missing the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The 32-year-old was officially ruled out of the 33rd edition of the African competition on Thursday after it emerged his Saudi Arabia club had refused to release him owing to contractual reasons.  
Transfer: Another Man United star leaves Old Trafford as Arsenal midfielder completes medical with new club
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Transfer: Another Man United star leaves Old Trafford as Arsenal midfielder completes medical with new club

Manchester United star, Axel Tuanzebe has already completed his medical tests as a new Napoli player on Thursday. Napoli will officially announce Tuanzebe’s deal in the coming days. This was disclosed by transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano. Romano, in a tweet via his Twitter handle, said Tuanzebe will join Napoli on loan until the remainder of the season. This is coming less than a week after another Manchester United star, Teden Mengi, left Old Trafford to join Birmingham City on loan for the remainder of the 2021/22 season. He tweeted, “Axel Tuanzebe has already completed his medical tests as new Napoli player on Thursday. Deal sealed with Manchester United on straight loan. “Official announcement in the next few days. Confirmed. @SkySport.” Tuanzebe had left Man Unit...
NFL star, Sterling Shepard reportedly files for divorce from supermodel Chanel Iman after nearly 4 years of marriage
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NFL star, Sterling Shepard reportedly files for divorce from supermodel Chanel Iman after nearly 4 years of marriage

Chanel Iman and Sterling Shepard are seperating after nearly four years of marriage, Rumors began circulating late last year about a split between the NFL star and supermodel. While nothing was confirmed at the time, Us Weekly now reports that the couple has called it quits after six years together. According to the publication, the couple quietly split and are in the process of getting divorced. "They are going to try and remain civil and friendly towards each other," a source told the outlet. Us Weekly confirmed that the 28-year-old New York Giants wide receiver officially filed for divorce in June 2021. Chanel and Sterling first met at a party in 2016, and two years later, they tied the knot in a gorgeous ceremony in New York. In August 2018, they welcomed their daughte...
Carabao Cup: Liverpool demand for Arsenal game to be cancelled
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Carabao Cup: Liverpool demand for Arsenal game to be cancelled

Liverpool have officially requested for Thursday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Arsenal to be called off. This comes after more cases of Covid-19 within the squad resulted in the cancellation of training on Tuesday. The request was put in after the latest round of testing found more cases within the first-team bubble. Last week, manager Jurgen Klopp and three players – Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Joel Matip – missed Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Chelsea after testing positive. A club statement said: “The Reds have formally requested to the EFL that the fixture is rescheduled after further suspected positive tests were registered among players and staff, allied to other factors impacting selection, including illness and injury.” It added that “today’s application to t...
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver officially divorce 10 years after split
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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver officially divorce 10 years after split

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have reportedly got officially divorced 10 years after separating. The exes were estranged for years after Maria filed for divorce back in July 2011 after Arnold welcomed a son with their housekeeper back in 1997. According to TMZ, the divorce has been mediated by a private judge and that judge signed off on the divorce earlier this month. However, it reportedly needed to be entered into the court system by a sitting judge, which happened on Tuesday morning, Dec. 28. Both Arnold and Maria moved on years ago and they both have been in relationships but stayed cordial with each other. They have also have gatherings with their four children over the past decade since their relationship ended. Arnold and Maria got married in 1986 ...
I ‘m not married to Nigerian presenter VJ Adams – Actress Juliet Ibrahim cries out after someone edited her Wikipedia page
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I ‘m not married to Nigerian presenter VJ Adams – Actress Juliet Ibrahim cries out after someone edited her Wikipedia page

Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim has denied being married to Nigerian disc jockey and television presenter, VJ Adams. This was after a random person edited her Wikipedia and added that she got married to the DJ in 2020. It would be recalled that the duo had done a bride and groom photo project together for luxury bridal brand in 2020. Taking to Instagram to make a public service announcement, the mother of one appealed to whoever was responsible for the editing to remove it. "PSA ! I just found out that someone random has been editing my Wikipedia page online and for this whole year apparently “Juliet’s spouse is VJ Adams aka Mr. Ibrahim” PLEASE, whoever you are, please edit that out, because I AM SINGLE , I AM NOT MARRIED. "I’m an actor, model, brand ambassador, speaker an...
Update: Arteta Officially Removes Aubameyang as Arsenal Captain
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Update: Arteta Officially Removes Aubameyang as Arsenal Captain

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has officially stripped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the captain’s armband. This was confirmed in a terse statement published on the club’s official website on Tuesday afternoon. “Following his latest disciplinary breach last week, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will no longer be our club captain, and will not be considered for selection for Wednesday’s match against West Ham United. “We expect all our players, particularly our captain, to work to the rules and standards we have all set and agreed. “We are fully focused on tomorrow’s match,” it read. Aubameyang was also dropped for the 3-0 win over Southampton last weekend after he failed to arrive back at the club as agreed. Arteta cited a “disciplinary breach” after the game at ...
Imo Assembly adopts motion stopping abuse of Eze-elect title
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Imo Assembly adopts motion stopping abuse of Eze-elect title

The Imo State House of Assembly, IMHA, has adopted a motion seeking to stop the usurpation of Ezeship functions and misuse of the title, Eze-elect in the state. The Assembly, in a motion moved by the member representing ldeato North State Constituency, Arthur Egwim, condemned the improper use of the word, Eze-elect by some desperate individuals, accusing them of being impostors. While moving the motion which received an accelerated hearing at the floor of the Assembly, Egwim, who is the new House Committee Chairman, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, stated categorically that, “there is nothing like Eze-elect as many have wrongly abused it. The motion reads: “Some self-acclaim and prospective Ezeship candidates answering Eze-elect, now parade themselves as substantive Ezes ...
Update: Faith Evans asks judge to deny Stevie J’s request for Spousal Support
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Update: Faith Evans asks judge to deny Stevie J’s request for Spousal Support

U.S. singer, Faith Evans has reportedly asked a judge to decline Stevie J’s request for spousal assistance, according to court filings. Florida News-Times reported that Evans is seeking to retain “all property acquired before marriage, by gifts, inheritance, or ingenuity, and after the date of separation” along with requesting that the judge deny Stevie J’s request for spousal assistance. According to the Evans filings, they’ve been officially separated since May 29, 2020, while J’s states October 19, 2021. Despite Stevie filing for divorce in November, and Evans wanting no spousal assistance from him, the pair still post about themselves on social media. According to reports, the former couple got into an argument in a leaked video that showed Stevie accusing Evans of cheati...
Rihanna honored as Barbados becomes a republic, officially removing Queen Elizabeth II as head of state
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Rihanna honored as Barbados becomes a republic, officially removing Queen Elizabeth II as head of state

Barbados has officially removed Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and became a republic. In an overnight ceremony on Monday, November 29, in the capital of Bridgetown, Dame Sandra Mason was sworn in as president in the ceremony coinciding with the country's 55th anniversary of independence.   Singer Rihanna, who is from Barbados attended the event alongside the Prince of Wales, Charles, who represented the Queen. In a speech, Prince Charles acknowledged the "appalling atrocity of slavery" the Caribbean island suffered while stating it was time for the Island to move ahead as a republic. Speaking as the guest of honour at the event, Prince Charles reiterated the continuing ties between the two nations despite the constitutional status change. He described the mo...
Man Utd players angry over Ralf Rangnick’s appointment
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Man Utd players angry over Ralf Rangnick’s appointment

Some members of Manchester United’s squad are “annoyed” by how the club is handling Ralf Rangnick’s appointment, according to the UK Times. Rangnick is on the verge of being officially announced as United’s interim manager. The deal will see the 63-year-old moving to a two-year consultancy role next summer. However, some United players are not happy with the way they have been kept in the dark over Rangnick’s appointment. The report claims that the move for the German tactician was not communicated in person or via the players’ WhatsApp group. The report also claims that the players are “intrigued” by Rangnick’s arrival and the style of football he plans to implement at Old Trafford.
King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal officially weds Emmanuella Ropo
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King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal officially weds Emmanuella Ropo

King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, aka KWAM1, has officially married his latest wife Emmanuella Ropo. The couple have been sharing photos of each other online and expressing their love for each other. Earlier this month, businesswoman Emmanuella took to Instagram to shower encomium on KWAM1 They have now made their union official. The Fuji star married his newest wife today, Nov. 18, at the Palace of the Alake of Egbaland, Ake, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Swipe below for videos from the wedding ceremony.
Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’ lyrics hints on age causing her breakup with Jake Gyllenhaal
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Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’ lyrics hints on age causing her breakup with Jake Gyllenhaal

Taylor Swift in her “All Too Well” song which was released on Friday November 12 on her rerecorded “Red” album, hinted on her nine-year age gap with Jake Gyllenhaal being the reason for their breakup. Swift sings, “You said if we had been closer in age maybe it would have been fine / And that made me want to die.” The 31-year-old singer has never officially confirmed the song is about Gyllenhaal, 40, but it’s become widely accepted that it is. Additional lyrics in her rerecorded version point to the heartbreak she felt at the time, with lyrics such as, “They say all’s well that ends well, but I’m in a new hell / Every time you double cross my mind.” Actor Jake Gylenhaal reportedly dated the Grammy winner from October to December 2010 when they split just before her 21st birth...
Barcelona new coach Xavi reportedly Sacks two Barcelona Physios hired by Former boss Ronald Koeman
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Barcelona new coach Xavi reportedly Sacks two Barcelona Physios hired by Former boss Ronald Koeman

New Barcelona coach Xavi has reportedly sacked two members of the club's physio department in one of his first decisions less than 24-hours after becoming the new boss. The legendary midfielder was finally appointed as Barcelona's new boss at the weekend before being officially unveiled to 10,000 supporters at the Nou Camp on Monday. The decision to sack the club's physio follows the ongoing injury crisis causing rifts between players and staff behind the scenes, while the team lags well behind their title rivals in LaLiga. It was gathered that players are getting fed up with the alarming amount of injuries and are beginning to point the blame for the growing list of injuries on the club's fitness coaches, believing their problems began in pre-season and have continued since. ...
Barcelona: You don’t have to be my heir – Guardiola sends message to Xavi
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Barcelona: You don’t have to be my heir – Guardiola sends message to Xavi

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has urged Barcelona’s new manager, Xavi Hernandez, that he doesn’t have to be his heir at Camp Nou. Guardiola coached Xavi during his time at Barcelona. Xavi was officially unveiled as Barcelona’s new manager on Monday following the sacking of Ronald Koeman. But Guardiola believes Xavi will improve Barcelona’s situation with his class, dedication and effort. “I wasn’t the heir to anybody and Xavi doesn’t have to be my heir,” Guardiola said at a charity golf tournament held to raise funds for Juan Carlos Unzue’s fight against ALS. “If Joan Laporta and the board have chosen Xavi, then it’s because there are millions of pros and few cons. “He knows the club and will bring positive energy, given how he enjoys football and because of his de...
Jay-Z officially joins Instagram and only follows one account
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Jay-Z officially joins Instagram and only follows one account

Jay-Z has officially joined Instagram. On Tuesday, November 2, the Hip Hop billionaire shocked many as he joined Instagram and followed just one person, his wife Beyoncé. So far, his account has already amassed over 1 million followers with just one post. The photo is about his new Western film, The Harder They Fall, which he produced for Netflix. The film’s soundtrack includes two collaborations between JAY-Z and Kid Cudi as well as Conway The Machine and Jadakiss.
Ballon D’Or: ‘Leaked’ voting results show Lewandowski as winner ahead of Messi
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Ballon D’Or: ‘Leaked’ voting results show Lewandowski as winner ahead of Messi

Leaked Ballon D’Or voting results for this year’s award, claim that Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski will win ahead of Lionel Messi. SportsMail reports the image is believed to be the final standings. Voting for the 2021 winner officially ended on Monday, October 25, the date on the document which has gone viral. According to it, Lewandowski has polled 627 points from the 176 voting nations, ahead of Lionel Messi in second place. Karim Benzema is in third place with 526 points. Lewandowski, 33, was favourite to win the Ballon D’Or last season before the ceremony was cancelled due to Covid. The Polish striker has scored 17 goals in 13 games so far this season.
Fati agrees new long-term Barca deal
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Fati agrees new long-term Barca deal

Ansu Fati has agreed a new six-year deal at Barcelona and becomes the second player from the club to have his buy-out clause set at 1billion euros. The Bissau-born teenager had been linked with a move elsewhere but has committed his future to the financially-stricken Catalan giants. Fati's new contract will officially be signed on Thursday and will see him follow in the footsteps of team-mate Pedri, who last week agreed new terms which also included an £842m release clause. Despite suffering a torn meniscus in his left knee in November, Fati returned after 10 months on the sidelines to help lift some of the gloom at the Nou Camp with two goals in five appearances this season. A product of Barca's La Masia academy, he took on the number 10 shirt after Lionel Messi left to si...
Kim Kardashian ‘paid Kanye West an additional $3 million for the contents of their Hidden Hills home’ after buying him out for $20 million
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Kim Kardashian ‘paid Kanye West an additional $3 million for the contents of their Hidden Hills home’ after buying him out for $20 million

Kim Kardashian agreed to pay her husband Kanye West $3 million for the contents of their Hidden Hills mansion after paying him $20 million for the sprawling home amid their divorce. The couple's impressive art collection, which they had amassed over the years, likely factored into the high price, according to TMZ. The publication reported last week that Kim had agreed to buy out her estranged husband for their marital home. She reportedly paid him $20 million in cash. The 44-year-old rapper officially "signed over his rights to the property" two weeks ago, making his ex the sole owner of the property they purchased together seven years ago. She has been living there with their four children North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and two-year-old Psalm since filing for div...
Kanye West officially changes his name To “Ye,” with Judge’s approval today
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Kanye West officially changes his name To “Ye,” with Judge’s approval today

Kanye is now known as Ye and not Kanye anymore. A Los Angeles judge today approved a petition by rapper Kanye West to officially change his name to be known simply as “Ye,” with no middle or last name. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams Court gave her nod to the request by the singer, who filed his petition on Aug. 24 and stated he was making the change for personal reasons. In June 2018, the rapper, 44, released an eighth studio album titled “Ye.” That same year, the singer said in an interview with radio host Big Boy that he believes “ye” is “the most commonly used word in the Bible, and said in the Bible it means ‘you.'”
It’s been one year we made it official” Seun Kuti celebrates his wife Chef Yeide as he reveals it’s her birthday and their wedding anniversary
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It’s been one year we made it official” Seun Kuti celebrates his wife Chef Yeide as he reveals it’s her birthday and their wedding anniversary

Seun Kuti is celebrating his wife, Yetunde George Ademiluyi, aka Chef Yeide, on her birthday and their wedding anniversary. In an Instagram post celebrating Yeide's birthday, Seun mentioned that it's double celebration because they are also celebrating their love on the same day. "It's been one year we made it official," he wrote. The couple have been friends for 16 years and had a daughter in 2013. They have now been officially married for one year. Read Seun's post celebrating his wife below.
Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Usyk officially confirmed
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Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Usyk officially confirmed

Anthony Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has confirmed that he has triggered his rematch clause with Oleksandr Usyk. The fight is expected to take place in March next year. Usyk has already said he would like to defend his newly-won titles in Ukraine. However,h Hearn has claimed that the rematch will take place in the UK. Joshua lost his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts to Usyk via a unanimous decision last week. “Today we officially triggered the rematch for the Oleksandr Usyk fight, which we’ll see early next spring. “Back in the game and we’re looking for him to become three-time world champion. “A few niggles in camp for AJ, Usyk had a bad cut, it’s officially triggered, we’ll sit down with K2 Promotions and I think March is when you’ll see that fight. “This was a...
Premier League approves Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle
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Premier League approves Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle

The £300m takeover of Newcastle United has officially been completed, with a Saudi-led consortium ending Mike Ashley's 14-year ownership of the club. The Premier League confirmed the takeover in a statement on Thursday, saying it had received "legally binding assurances" that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will not control Newcastle United. The investment group is led by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and also comprises of PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media. Newcastle's new owners are expected to replace Steve Bruce as head coach, but no decision has yet been made on when this might happen. The consortium does not want to make any knee-jerk decisions, but it is understood one of the priorities is deciding who will take over in the dugout at St James' Park moving ...
DJ Cuppy shares her excitement as she starts classes at University of Oxford
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DJ Cuppy shares her excitement as she starts classes at University of Oxford

Popular disc jockey, Florence Otedola popularly known as DJ Cuppy, is officially a full time student of the University of Oxford, England. Cuppy had earlier announced that she was accepted into the prestigious university for a master's degree in African Studies. The excited new student took to her social media pages on Monday, October 4, to share photos from her first day of classes. "First day of classes! Officially a full time student at University of Oxford! Wish me luck with my Masters." she wrote.
Fumio Kishida resumes office today as Japan’s new Prime Minister
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Fumio Kishida resumes office today as Japan’s new Prime Minister

Fumio Kishida has taken over as Japan's new Prime Minister on Monday, October 4. Kishida, 64, who was elected leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) last week, was officially confirmed as the country's 100th Prime Minister following a parliamentary vote . A moderate liberal, Kishida inherits a Japan that has suffered surging Covid-19 infections, a stagnating economy, a rapidly aging population and increasing tensions with China. Kishida served as the country's foreign minister from 2012 to 2017 under Abe, Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister. He succeeds outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who announced earlier this month he would not run in his party's leadership election Kishida's new Cabinet is made up of 20 members, 13 have no previous Cabinet experience...
Resident Doctors Call off strike after 9 weeks
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Resident Doctors Call off strike after 9 weeks

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called off its two-month-long strike. Recall that the doctors, in August, embarked on strike following a disagreement with the Federal Government over the non-availability of medical equipment at public tertiary hospitals. In a communique signed by the Nigerian Medical Association, Secretary-General Ekpe Philips Uche, after the meeting held among delegates of NMA and NARD on Sunday, October 3, in Abuja, the NMA advised NARD to stop the ongoing industrial action. At the meeting, NMA mandated the National Officers Committee, NOC, to ensure the implementation of the memorandum of understanding signed with the federal government on August 21. The association asked NOC to report back to the National Executive Council of NMA...
Guardiola responds to reported Anfield incident with Liverpool fan
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Guardiola responds to reported Anfield incident with Liverpool fan

The Man City boss said an supporter's alleged confrontation with his backroom staff didn't represent all Reds spectators Pep Guardiola expects Liverpool will sort matters after a reported incident between a Redsfan and his Manchester City staff, adding that he knows the Anfield crowd is "greater than this person". The alleged event involving a member of the champions' backroom team and a supporter is said to have unfurled during celebrations for Phil Foden's equaliser in the 2-2 draw between Premier League rivals on Sunday. City are believed to have officially lodged a complaint with their opponents over the incident and speaking afterwards, Guardiola stated that he did not feel it the event was representative of Jurgen Klopp's side.  
Divorce Judge Rules that Kelly Clarkson owns Montana ranch and does not share the property with her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock in divorce
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Divorce Judge Rules that Kelly Clarkson owns Montana ranch and does not share the property with her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock in divorce

A divorce judge has ruled that singer and show host, Kelly Clarkson owns the Montana ranch she once shared with her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock. Prior to the ruling and signing off of their divorce, Brandon has been living at the ranch.  TMZ had reported that Kelly has been working to kick Brandon off the ranch, but he’s not making it easy. Though he argued in court that the ranch is “marital property,” the judge decided it fell under the prenup the exes shared, making the pop star the sole owner. Kelly became officially a single woman few weeks ago, following her dramatic divorce from Brandon, with whom she shares two kids. The Voice coach filed for divorce in June 2020, citing "irreconcilable differences," before winning primary custody of their two kids. Though the div...
‘Oldest man who ever lived’ dies aged 127 as family call Guinness World Records to recognize him
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‘Oldest man who ever lived’ dies aged 127 as family call Guinness World Records to recognize him

A man who is believed to be the oldest man to have ever lived has passed away, reportedly at the age of 127. Natabay Tinsiew, from Eritrea in Africa, died in his remote village of Azefa on Monday, September 27. His family is now calling on the Guinness World Records to officially recognise him as the oldest person to have ever lived. The Guinness World Records have been contacted by Mr Natabay’s grandson Zere Natabay and he has given evidence of official documents of his birth. Records from the church show his birth certificate with the year of his baptism in 1894. However, his family actually believe he was older due to the belief he was baptised 10 years after his birth when the priest came to their remote village. Zer...
Jamie Spears suspended as conservator in a huge victory for Britney Spears
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Jamie Spears suspended as conservator in a huge victory for Britney Spears

Britney Spears' won a huge victory Wednesday, Sept 29, as her dad was officially removed as conservator of her $60 million estate after 13 years. During the latest court hearing in the long-running dispute, the judge in Los Angeles said it was in Spears' "best interests" to remove her father from the legal agreement, adding that the "current situation is untenable" and "reflects a toxic environment". A hearing on whether to terminate the conservatorship entirely has also been set for later in the year. In the meantime, a new conservator of Britney's estate has been appointed on a temporary basis. His name is John Zabel, a CPA handpicked by Rosengart. The decision is a huge victory for the star, who spoke out against her father during dramatic court hearings in June and July...
We’ve not Officially Declared no Election in Anambra – IPOB
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We’ve not Officially Declared no Election in Anambra – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it has not officially declared a 'no election’ day in Anambra State. The group in a statement released by its media and publicity secretary Emma Powerful, said it has no plans to attack South Easterners and South Southerners as it is preoccupied with its vision to actualize Biafra. IPOB maintained that violence is not part of its philosophy, wondering how its members would be accused of attacking the same people they were fighting for. The statement reads in part “It is important to note that contrary to speculations, IPOB has not officially declared ‘no election in Anambra State’. Our preoccupation is Biafra restoration. Anybody equating IPOB strategy with Boko Haram terrorists, bandits and herdsmen is ...
Wayne Rooney Derby County enter Administration amid ongoing financial problems
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Wayne Rooney Derby County enter Administration amid ongoing financial problems

Derby County have officially entered administration with a points deduction sending the club bottom of the Championship amid ongoing financial problems at the club. The news was confirmed on Wednesday when Derby, managed by former England captain Wayne Rooney, announced Andrew Hosking, Carl Jackson and Andrew Andronikou, managing directors at business advisory firm Quantuma, have been appointed joint administrators of the Sky Bet Championship club, who according to owner Mel Morris are losing between £1.3m and £1.5m per month. Hosking said: "Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the finances of the club and its long-term ability to continue in its current form. "We recognise that with the commencement of the 2021/22 season last month, this news will be of concern to stakehold...
Manny Pacquiao backtracks on retirement plans just hours after announcement
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Manny Pacquiao backtracks on retirement plans just hours after announcement

Manny Pacquiao's future has been plunged back into uncertainty just a day after he confirmed his retirement from boxing. The serving senator and boxer announced his retirement from the sport on Monday September 20, in order to focus on his presidential ambition in Philippines. Speaking with actress Toni Gonzaga on her YouTube program Toni Talks, he said that his defeat by Ugas last month was the final fight of his 26-year, 72-fight professional career. "My boxing career? My boxing career is already over," Pacquiao said. "It's done because I've been in boxing for a long time and my family says that it is enough. I just continued [to box] because I'm passionate about this sport. "I will just support other boxers for us to have a champion again." However, an advisor to the fo...
Linda Ikeji officially ventures into the Nigerian movie industry as an Executive Producer, Producer, and Storyteller
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Linda Ikeji officially ventures into the Nigerian movie industry as an Executive Producer, Producer, and Storyteller

Linda Ifeoma Ikeji, CEO of Linda Ikeji Media (LIM), is officially going into the Nigerian movie industry. After years of thinking up original ideas and creating content for Linda Ikeji TV, Linda will be taking her imaginative storytelling skills to the movie industry. She will be working as an Executive Producer, Producer, and Storyteller to create films, series, and reality shows that will be enjoyed by viewers in Nigeria and all over the world. Her first movie is already underway ... Speaking on taking such a bold step, Linda Ikeji said: "You probably don't know this about me, but I'm a creative thinker and imaginative storyteller. I have so many story ideas in my head and I can't wait to be bringing them to life one after the other in films, series, and reality shows. ...
Fani-Kayode’s defection: I will never return to my vomit due to hunger – Reno Omokri
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Fani-Kayode’s defection: I will never return to my vomit due to hunger – Reno Omokri

A socio-political activist and a major critic of President Muhammadu Buhari administration, Reno Omokri, has said he would never go back to his vomit by joining political party he hitherto condemned. The former presidential aide stated this in a post on his verified Facebook page few hours after the former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode officially dumped the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC. DAILY POST had reported that Mai Mala Buni, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Caretaker Committee on Thursday, presented Fani-Kayode to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Omokri blamed some political activities in the country on poverty and lack of business mentality, stressing that those who are financially buoyant w...
Naira’s free fall continues, now exchanging at N550 to $1
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Naira’s free fall continues, now exchanging at N550 to $1

The Nigerian Naira depreciated further against the US dollar on Monday September 13, closing at N550/$1 compared to N545/$1 recorded in the previous trading session in parallel markets. From the data recorded on the FMDQ securities exchange window where forex is officially traded, naira closed at N412.75 per $1 at the official window on Monday, the lowest decline the currency touched on the official window. This translates to a N0.75 or 0.20 per depreciation from the N412.00 it exchanged hands with the greenback currency in the previous session on Friday last week. The new exchange rate represents a 0.92% depreciation and further widens the gap between the black market rate and the official rate. The 550/$ is considered a major psychological barrier to a continuous fall against ...
Pele reacts as Ronaldo returns to Man Utd
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Pele reacts as Ronaldo returns to Man Utd

Brazil football legend, Pele, has congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo following his return to Manchester United. Ronaldo’s return to United from Juventus was officially confirmed on Tuesday. In a comment under Ronaldo’s social media post, Pele wrote: “There is no better feeling than conquering the world and returning home. “Always be happy, Cristiano.” Ronaldo left Old Trafford 12 years ago to join Real Madrid in a then world record transfer. During his first stint at the club, he scored 118 goals in 292 games. The 36-year-old also won the Premier League title three times and the Champions League in 2008.
Real Madrid left feeling cheated as PSG fail to officially respond to Mbappe bids
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Real Madrid left feeling cheated as PSG fail to officially respond to Mbappe bids

The Spanish side's offers for the 22-year-old striker were met with silence, despite suggestions Paris would be willing to sell for the right offer Real Madrid have been left seething at Paris Saint-Germain over the way they handled negotiations for Kylian Mbappe, Goal can reveal. The Spanish side made two bids for the France star in August, one for around €160 million (£137m/$188m) and the latest worth €170m (£146m/$200m) plus €10m (£9m/$12m) in add-ons. Madrid then issued the Ligue 1 team with an ultimatum, insisting they would withdraw their offer if they did not receive a response by 6pm on Monday.
Cristiano Ronaldo passes Manchester United medicals
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Cristiano Ronaldo passes Manchester United medicals

Cristiano Ronaldo has passed his Manchester United medical ahead of being officially unveiled at Old Trafford. Manchester United had on Friday confirmed that the club had reached an agreement with Juventus for Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford. Ronaldo was at Lisbon, Portugal, for his medicals during Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Wolves on Sunday. Another big issue concerning the Portuguese return is the shirt he would wear with Edinson Cavani already taken the No.7 shirt number And Manchester Evening News reports that an announcement about this is ‘imminent.’ The news outlet added that the club are not printing Ronaldo’s name on shirts until Tuesday, which suggests that an announcement on his squad number could be made today before fans head to the store t...
Leshabela: Shrewsbury Town sign Leicester City star on loan
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Leshabela: Shrewsbury Town sign Leicester City star on loan

The 21-year-old midfielder has officially moved from the Foxes to Montgomery Waters Meadow on a season-long loan South African youth international Khanya Leshabela has sealed a transfer to Shrewsbury Town from Leicester City on a season-long loan deal. The League One club have confirmed the arrival of the 21-year-old midfielder in a statement on their official website: “Shrewsbury Town is delighted to confirm the arrival of Khanya [Leshabela] from Leicester City. “The attacking midfielder makes the move to Montgomery Waters Meadow on a season-long loan from the King Power Stadium - bolstering Town's midfield options.
Kenedy leaves Chelsea for Flamengo loan as Emerson nears Lyon move
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Kenedy leaves Chelsea for Flamengo loan as Emerson nears Lyon move

The Blues will see two players depart as they continue to trim their squad Chelsea's Kenedy has officially joined Flamengo on a season-long loan, while Goal can also confirm left-back Emerson Palmieri is closing in on a loan move to Lyon. Before departing, Kenedy extended his contract with Chelsea, the club he joined in 2015 from Fluminense. Flamengo will pay Chelsea a €500,000 fee to take Kenedy on loan and hold a €10 million (£8.5m/$12m) option to purchase the Brazilian at season's end.
Kroos drops Mbappe to Real Madrid transfer hint & discusses Messi exit weakening Barcelona
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Kroos drops Mbappe to Real Madrid transfer hint & discusses Messi exit weakening Barcelona

The Germany midfielder believes Paris Saint-Germain's signing of the six-time Ballon d'Or winner could end up working in the Blancos' favour Toni Kroos has dropped a Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid transfer hint while discussing Lionel Messi's Barcelona exit potentially weakening his club's main rivals. Messi's 21-year career at Camp Nou officially came to an end at the start of the month when Barca announced that they were unable to re-sign the 34-year-old due to their ongoing struggle to get below La Liga's current wage limit. PSG subsequently swooped in to sign Messi on a free transfer, but it has been suggested that they could lose another star name in the form of Mbappe, who has yet to reach an agreement with the club over a contract extension.
Tammy Abraham makes promise after joining Roma from Chelsea
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Tammy Abraham makes promise after joining Roma from Chelsea

New AS Roma signing, Tammy Abraham, has made a promise after joining the club from Chelsea. The England international said he wants to help Roma to fight for titles, trophies and get the club to the level where they should be. Abraham was officially unveiled as a Roma player on Tuesday after completing a €40 million transfer to Jose Mourinho’s side. The 23-year-old signed a five-year contract with Roma that runs until 30 June 2026. He will wear the number 9 shirt at Roma. “You can sense when a club really wants you and Roma made their interest clear immediately,” Abraham said at his unveiling on Tuesday. “Roma is a club that deserves to be fighting for titles and trophies. I have had the experience of winning major trophies and I want to be in those compet...
Kayvee withdraws from BBNaija show
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Kayvee withdraws from BBNaija show

One of the male housemates in the Big Brother Naija show, season 6, KayVee has officially withdrawn from the show. This was announced by Big Brother on Monday and according to him, Kayvee is unwell and will not be able to continue the show. You would recall that other housemates like Cross, Whitemoney, JMK had complained about the housemate refusing to talk to anyone and acting strangely. The photographer has mostly kept to himself, often looking lost in thought while in the house.
Varane’s Man Utd transfer will benefit everyone at Old Trafford, says Maguire
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Varane’s Man Utd transfer will benefit everyone at Old Trafford, says Maguire

The Man Utd captain believes the competition for places following the Frenchman's arrival will force players to improve. Harry Maguire said Raphael Varane’s arrival at Manchester United has lifted the squad as he warns every player needs to be ready to fight for their place. The France international’s transfer from Real Madrid was completed on Saturday and he was officially unveiled on the pitch ahead of United’s first game of the season against Leeds. It is expected the 28-year-old will partner Maguire in the heart of United’s defence and the club captain believes Varane's arrival will encourage all at the club to raise their game.
PSG: Mbappe ‘concerned’ by Messi’s arrival, to reveal decision on future
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PSG: Mbappe ‘concerned’ by Messi’s arrival, to reveal decision on future

Kylian Mbappe is ‘concerned’ over the arrival of Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport. Messi was officially unveiled by the Ligue 1 giants this week, after his stunning exit from Barcelona as a free agent. His arrival presents the chance for a mouthwatering attack that includes Mbappe and Neymar. However, there is already the possibility that the three forwards will only have one year together in Paris. Mbappe’s deal with PSG expires in June 2022 and he is not close to extending. Messi’s signing has ‘bothered’ the French superstar, who fears he may be put in the ‘shadow’ of his two illustrious teammates. He is now set to make a decision on his future next week. Many observers believe he is keen to move to Real Madrid and b...
Mbappe meets Messi in training after asking to leave PSG
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Mbappe meets Messi in training after asking to leave PSG

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, met with his newest teammate Lionel Messi in training on Thursday. Messi was officially unveiled yesterday in a press conference in Paris. During the press conference, the 34-year-old expressed excitement at the chance of playing alongside Mbappe and Neymar. “To play alongside Mbappe and Neymar in attack is crazy, I’m really excited to get started,” Messi said. Sharing photos on Twitter, Mbappe wrote, “Welcome to Paris, Léo.” One of the pictures shows Messi hugging Mbappe whom he once played against during his Barcelona days. It also comes a day after reports in France claim France forward wants to leave the Ligue 1 side. The player has made it clear he dreams of playing for Real Madrid either this season or i...
PSG President Threatens Mbappe at Messi’s Unveiling
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PSG President Threatens Mbappe at Messi’s Unveiling

Paris Saint-Germain president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has said Kylian Mbappe has “no excuse” to leave the club, following Lionel Messi’s arrival. Messi was officially presented to the media on Wednesday morning, after signing a bumper two-year deal with the option of a third. This comes as Mbappe is yet to sign a contract extension with PSG. Mbappe will be able to leave on a free transfer next summer as things stand. Real Madrid remains one of Frances’ international’s keenest suitors, with Liverpool also linked. But Al-Khelaifi has insisted that the signing of Messi shows that PSG is a more attractive option than LaLiga or the Premier League. He said: “I think we have the most competitive team. Now there is no choice for Kylian but to stay here in...

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