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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
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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...
Ronaldinho predicts club that will win Champions League as Messi joins PSG
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Ronaldinho predicts club that will win Champions League as Messi joins PSG

Brazil football legend, Ronaldinho, has tipped Paris Saint-Germain to finally win the Champions League. This comes as Lionel Messi was officially unveiled by the Ligue 1 club on Tuesday. The 34-year-old joins as a free agent from Barcelona, where he played together with Ronaldinho. Messi’s transfer completes an incredible summer for PSG, in which they have also signed Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Georginio Wijnaldum on free transfers. Ronaldinho, who also played for PSG, has backed the French side to lift the Champions League, a prize they have long sought. He tweeted: “It’s a great joy to have played in these two clubs and now see my friend wearing this shirt, may there be many moments of joy Leo!!! “I’m also very happy with my partner @SergioRamos on the t...
Neymar Reacts as Messi arrives in France to sign for PSG
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Neymar Reacts as Messi arrives in France to sign for PSG

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has welcomed Lionel Messi to the club. Messi flew into France on Tuesday afternoon to finalize his move to the Ligue 1 side. The 34-year-old was unable to re-sign for Barcelona due to their current financial difficulties and officially announced his departure on Sunday. PSG have moved quickly to snap up Messi on a two-year deal with the option of an extra season. Neymar has expressed his excitement by posting a montage of some of the best moments he enjoyed with Messi at Barca on Instagram. The Brazilian, who played alongside Messi at Camp Nou for four years before moving to Parc des Princes in 2017, included the caption: “back together”.
USMNT striker Sargent completes move to Norwich
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USMNT striker Sargent completes move to Norwich

The forward will now head to the Premier League as he looks to lock down the No.9 role heading towards the World Cup U.S. men's national team striker Josh Sargent has officially completed his move to Norwich, the club announced on Monday. CBS Sports reports that the deal to send Sargent from Werder Bremen to Norwich comes in around €10 million ($12m/£9m). Sargent has signed a four-year deal with the club, who will make their return to the Premier League this season after finishing atop the Championship in the 2020-21 campaign.
Bill Gates transferred another $2 billion worth of stock to ex-wife Melinda, totaling $6billion he has transferred to her since their divorce announcement
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Bill Gates transferred another $2 billion worth of stock to ex-wife Melinda, totaling $6billion he has transferred to her since their divorce announcement

Despite their divorce, Bill Gates seems to be keeping to the promise he made on Wednesday, August 4, when he told CNN that he and Melinda French Gates would try to keep working together on their foundation after their divorce. Bill Gates transferred more than $2 billion in stock to Melinda French Gates on Thursday, August 5, according to Bloomberg. This takes total transfers from Bill Gates to Melinda French Gates since they announced their divorce in May to about $6 billion. Cascade Investment, Gates' investment vehicle, transferred 3.3 million shares, collectively worth $387 million, of the automotive retailer AutoNation to French Gates, an SEC filing showed, according to Bloomberg. Bill Gates also transferred 2.8 million shares worth a total of $1 billion of the manufact...
Actress Tichina Arnold files for divorce from husband, Rico Hines after announcing split 5 Years Ago
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Actress Tichina Arnold files for divorce from husband, Rico Hines after announcing split 5 Years Ago

American actress, Tichina Arnold is officially calling it quits. “The Neighborhood” actress, who got married to Rico Hines, a player development coach of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association in 2012, has now filed for a divorce. The actress & Sacramento Kings staff coach split in 2016. It was reported that there was an alleged sex tape scandal with her husband and another woman. At the time Tichina said; “I had that feeling of, you know, beyond him being my husband, this is supposed to be my friend, my confidant. Somebody who I can trust. And when you can’t trust the person that you sleep with every night, there’s a problem. I could no longer trust him. I could no longer lay with him. And it doesn’t make him a horrible person. We all make mistakes, b...
Messi’s Move to PSG ‘Officially concluded’
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Messi’s Move to PSG ‘Officially concluded’

Khalifah Bin Hamad Al-Thani, a relative of PSG owner, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has claimed that Lionel Messi’s move to Paris Saint-Germain is “officially concluded”. Multiple reports in France and Spain confirmed Messi has already agreed terms with the Ligue 1 club. It will be a two-year deal with an option for a third, which will see the 34-year-old earn €40m per season including performance-related bonuses and add-ons. Al-Thani, tweeting via his verified handle, has now posted a picture of Messi wearing a PSG shirt. “Negotiations are officially concluded. And announce later,” he wrote. Al-Thani was a founder of the Qatar Investment Authority, which bought Paris Saint-Germain. He was the Emir of Qatar from 1995 to 2013, before abdicating and handin...
Lionel Messi’s Preferred move Revealed
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Lionel Messi’s Preferred move Revealed

Argentine captain, Lionel Messi, wants a move to Manchester City this summer transfer window after leaving Barcelona. DAILY POST reports on Thursday that Barcelona officially announced that their captain, Messi, will be leaving Camp Nou as a free agent this summer. Messi’s contract with the Catalan club expired on July 1 and he was believed to have agreed on fresh terms on half of his wages. However, the new contract couldn’t be finalised “due to financial and structural problems [rules relating to the Spanish topflight league],” an official club statement revealed. Messi’s availability has now thrown the summer transfer market open, with Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Juventus, Chelsea, David Beckham’s MLS franchise, Inter Miami, among others, all intere...
Ex-Real Madrid star, Adepoju Reveals what’ll happen to LaLiga after Messi’s departure from Barcelona
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Ex-Real Madrid star, Adepoju Reveals what’ll happen to LaLiga after Messi’s departure from Barcelona

Former Real Madrid midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju, has revealed what will happen to LaLiga after Lionel Messi’s departure from Barcelona. DAILY POST reports on Thursday that Barcelona officially announced that their captain, Messi, will be leaving as a free agent this summer. Messi’s contract with Barcelona expired on July 1 and he was believed to have agreed on fresh terms on half of his wages. However, the new contract could not be finalised “due to financial and structural problems [rules relating to the Spanish topflight league],” an official club statement revealed. Reacting to the development, Adepoju insisted that Messi’s exit from Barcelona would be no catastrophe for LaLiga. “Just like every other big player that has left La Liga, Messi’s departure would ...
Rihanna is officially a billionaire, Forbes says 
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Rihanna is officially a billionaire, Forbes says 

Rihanna is officially a billionaire, and also the wealthiest female musician in the world. According to Forbes, Rihanna is now worth $1.7 billion (£1.2 billion), primarily thanks to the value of her industry-shaking cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty, which is estimated to be worth $1.4 billion. Rihanna has also earned the rest of her fortune from her lingerie company, Savage x Fenty, which is reportedly valued at $270m (£193m), and from her earnings as a musician and actor. Fenty Beauty was reportedly racking in $550 million during its first calendar year in 2018, beating out other celebrity lines like Kylie Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics and Kim Kardashian West’s KKW Beauty. Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty line has also proven to be a success, raising $115 million in funding this past Febru...
Bill and Melinda Gates are now Officially Divorced
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Bill and Melinda Gates are now Officially Divorced

Bill and Melinda Gates are now officially divorced after a 27-year marriage. The divorce between the wealthy pair, who are the co-founders of one of the world’s largest private charitable foundations, was finalized on Monday August 2nd, a court document showed. Melinda French Gates’ petition for divorce, filed to the court on May 3, stated that the couple’s relationship was “irretrievably broken.” The divorce paperwork finalized on Monday said that she would not be changing her name and did not offer any spousal support, which French Gates said was not necessary in her original filing. The court did not issue money, property or spousal support judgments in the divorce. It said the couple must comply with the terms of the separation contract that was not filed in King county su...
Nigeria Receives 4m doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine from US
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Nigeria Receives 4m doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine from US

4.08m doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine which was recently approved by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for emergency use in Nigeria after examination, has been received by the federal government from the United States. Representatives from UNICEF and USAID officially presented the vaccine which arrived Nigeria on Sunday August 1 via two planes, at a ceremony in Abuja on Monday August 2. Faisal Shuaib, Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) who addressed the media afterwards, said the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 purchased 60 ultra-cold chain equipment ahead of the delivery and have since allocated one to each of the 36 states. Shuaib revealed that the initial four million doses of Astr...
How I was Disqualified from Olympics on my 25th birthday -Athlete who dumped USA for Nigeria
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How I was Disqualified from Olympics on my 25th birthday -Athlete who dumped USA for Nigeria

One of the Nigerian athletes who was disqualified from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Annette Echikunwoke, has lamented that the news of her disqualification got to her officially on her 25 the birthday. Having citizenship in both the United States and Nigeria, Echikunwoke had said she chose to represent for Nigeria to get connected with her parents’ country. Echikunwoke lamented that she was heartbroken and devastated when the news got to her. Her throw of 72.07m made her the first woman to throw past 70m in the Hammer throw on Nigerian soil and broke the Nigerian and African Record when she threw a huge 75.49m in the women’s Hammer Throw at the USATF Throws Festival in Arizona to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. The PUNCH had reported that Jumper Ruth Usoro, sprinter Favour Ofil...
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Judge Rules Shakira Must Face Trial in Spain Over Claim the Colombian Superstar Evaded £13million in Tax

A judge in Spain has ruled that Shakira must face trial for dodging €14.5 million in tax. The Colombian singer, 44, is accused of six offences, which could result in jail time if she is convicted. Prosecutors claim that the Hips Don’t Lie hitmaker stopped paying taxes in Spain in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Shakira previously said that during those years she lived in the Bahamas and was not a resident of Spain, only visiting the country 'sporadically'. Now a judge has concluded there are 'sufficient indications' for Shakira to go to trial for allegedly avoiding the payment of 14.5 million euros, Euro Weekly reports. Shakira plans on presenting an appeal to the Barcelona Court against the judgment, it is believed. The musician has previously insisted she is innocent of tax e...
Sport

Real Madrid Defender, David Alaba Contracts COVID-19

Real Madrid defender, David Alaba, has tested positive for COVID-19. Real Madrid made the announcement in a statement via its website on Wednesday. The statement read, “Real Madrid C. F. would like to notify that our player, David Alaba, has tested positive for COVID-19.” This is coming less than a week after Real Madrid officially unveiled Alaba as their player. Alaba, a former Bayern Munich star, is now the second Real Madrid squad member to have tested positive for COVID-19 this summer. Karim Benzema is still in Lyon after he turned in a positive test result just before he was scheduled to return to Real Madrid. Alaba will now be in isolation for the next couple of days.
 Team Nigeria rock stylish green and white outfits for Olympic Ceremony
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 Team Nigeria rock stylish green and white outfits for Olympic Ceremony

The Olympics Opening Ceremony officially kicked off the Tokyo 2020 Games, which were initially delayed by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. At the opening ceremony, Team Nigeria showed out in style in stylish green and white outfits and, were led out by flag bearer Odunayo Adekuoroye and captain Aruna Quadri.
Kanye West Gets his Own day in Atlanta
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Kanye West Gets his Own day in Atlanta

The City of Atlanta, Georgia has officially proclaimed July 22 as Kanye West Day. This came after the rapper treated his fans to a one-of-a-kind experience at his "Donda" listening event. TMZ reported that he was also presented a plaque backstage after his performance at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Kevin James, President of ATL’s HBCU, Morris Brown College, gave Kanye West a token of appreciation on behalf of his mother, Donda West, who taught in the college for almost 2 many years and was Chair of the English Department. The award James gave to Kanye is known as the Dr. Donda West Meritorious Service to Morris Brown College. Donda began her profession at Morris Brown which is the one of the Historically black colleges and universities opened in 1881. Kanye who was born ...
Arsenal to complete deals for two players after signing Tavares
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Arsenal to complete deals for two players after signing Tavares

  Arsenal are set to complete two more signings after officially signing left-back Nuno Tavares from Benfica on Saturday. The Mirror reports that Arsenal are close to completing transfer deals for Brighton’s Ben White and Anderlecht’s Albert Sambi Lokonga this summer. White is currently on international duty with England at the Euro 2020. The 23-year-old defender has been identified by Arsenal chiefs as a top defensive target following the departure of David Luiz this summer. As for Lokonga, it is believed a £17million deal to bring the midfielder to the North London club is on the verge of completion. Arsenal have agreed to pay an initial £15million to prise Lokonga away from Anderlecht, with a further £2million to come in add-ons.
McGregor Suffers Broken leg in TKO Loss to Poirier
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McGregor Suffers Broken leg in TKO Loss to Poirier

American brawler Dustin Poirier overpowered Conor McGregor on Saturday in Las Vegas, winning their lightweight UFC trilogy fight by a TKO after the Irishman appeared to snap his left leg in the waning moments of the opening round. The fight was officially ruled as a “doctor’s stoppage” at the end of the first round after a bloodied McGregor swung and missed a punch then stumbled backwards, his lower leg grotesquely buckling under him near the edge of the octagon. Poirier then pounced on a helpless McGregor, raining down a series of punches and elbows until McGregor was saved by the bell in front of the capacity crowd at the T-Mobile Arena. “This guy was saying he was going to murder me and kill me. I am going to leave here in a coffin,” said Poirier. “You don’t talk to peop...
Sergio Ramos makes promise after joining PSG
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Sergio Ramos makes promise after joining PSG

  New Paris Saint-Germain signing, Sergio Ramos, has vowed to help the club win many silverwares. Ramos also promised to improve the French Ligue 1 giants during his time at the club. The 35-year-old officially joined PSG on Thursday after he left Real Madrid last month. The Spanish defender signed a two-year contract with PSG that will see him remain at the club until 2023. “I am very happy to join Paris Saint-Germain,” Ramos told the club’s official website. “This’s a big change in my life, a new challenge and it is a day I will never forget. “I’m very proud to be a part of this ambitious project, to be a part of this squad with so many great players. “Paris Saint-Germain is a club that has already proven itself at the highest level. I want to continue to...
PSG ‘blown away’ by Sergio Ramos
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PSG ‘blown away’ by Sergio Ramos

  Paris Saint-Germain medical staff were “blown away” by Sergio Ramos’ physical condition during his tests, according to Mundo Deportivo. Ramos is now officially a PSG player and has signed a two-year contract with the Ligue 1 side. The Spanish defender became a free agent after leaving Real Madrid last month. He will be hoping to help Mauricio Pochettino’s team reclaim the title from Lille. Ramos arrived in Paris on Wednesday morning, accompanied by a 13-person entourage that included his entire family. He underwent his medical at noon, before heading to PSG’s offices with his wife and his children to sign his contract. The player is available for preseason, after being excluded from Luis Enrique’s La Roja squad at Euro 2020 this summer. He will earn about €1...
Tokyo Olympics: Buhari to host Team Nigeria
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Tokyo Olympics: Buhari to host Team Nigeria

  President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday host members of Team Nigeria to the Tokyo Olympics at the Presidential Villa in Abuja before the final batch of the contingent departs for the Games. Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, said this in Abuja on Tuesday at a brief send-forth ceremony for the first batch of the team which left for Japan. Dare said the contingent, which would leave in four batches, would be formally “sent forth” by President Buhari on Monday, as is the tradition. He said, “We’re keeping to the tradition of unveiling the team to the President, who will, in turn, hand them over to the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC). “The unveiling of the official wear/equipment will also be done by Mr President. This is a very symbolic even...
LaLiga Bans Barcelona from registering Aguero, Depay, others
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LaLiga Bans Barcelona from registering Aguero, Depay, others

  LaLiga has barred Barcelona from registering new players, because of their financial troubles, Goal reports. Barca have exceeded LaLiga’s strict salary limit and until players leave the Nou Camp, new signings like Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia cannot be officially registered with the league. Emerson Royal has also arrived this summer as the club chases mainly free transfers. Captain Lionel Messi is also currently a free agent after his deal expired on June 30. Although negotiations are ongoing with Messi, Barcelona need to clear salary space to re-register him. Players are being pushed to leave the club, some by choice and some out of sheer necessity for the urgent salary-cap situation.

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