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GMP closes investigation into racist abuse of Martial, Tuanzebe
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GMP closes investigation into racist abuse of Martial, Tuanzebe

Greater Manchester Police has closed its investigation into the online racist abuse of Manchester United duo Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe with no action taken. A number of Instagram users targeted the players with racist messages and emojis, after United's 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United on January 27. Tuanzebe, who is now on loan at Aston Villa, was also abused on Twitter. Greater Manchester Police launched an investigation in January, but has told Sky Sports News it "exhausted all lines of enquiry". A spokeswoman for the force said: "Greater Manchester Police received a number of reports of players suffering abuse on social media between Wednesday 27 January and Saturday 30 January 2021. "Officers have carried out and exhausted all lines of enquiry and the investigation...
US Soccer Federation offers identical contracts to their men’s and women’s teams after discrimination lawsuit over equal pay
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US Soccer Federation offers identical contracts to their men’s and women’s teams after discrimination lawsuit over equal pay

The US Soccer Federation has announced it has offered identical contract proposals to the players associations of the men's and women's national teams. The USSF said in a statement that the offer was 'with the goal of aligning the men's and women's senior national teams under a single collective bargaining agreement (CBA) structure.' The unions for the men and women's team are currently separate and have no obligation to bargain jointly or to agree to similar terms. The men's contract expired in December 2018 while the women's runs through until December this year. The USSF added: 'US Soccer firmly believes that the best path forward for all involved, and for the future of the sport in the United States, is a single pay structure for both senior national teams. 'This proposal...
Former ISIS bride, Shamima Begum begs UK for forgiveness after ditching hijab for Nike cap and long hair
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Former ISIS bride, Shamima Begum begs UK for forgiveness after ditching hijab for Nike cap and long hair

Shamima Begum looked unrecognizable as she appeared for an interview with ITV's Good Morning Britain. Shamima, 22, who fled the UK at 15 to become an ISIS bride, spoke from Syria with long flowing hair and a dark baseball cap, having ditched her hijab. While speaking to hosts Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley, Begum denied any knowledge of the horrors caused by the Islamic State when she was one of them. Begum said that if ISIS arrived at her current camp asking people to join or be killed, that she would rather die than return. Begum, from East London, has had her British citizenship revoked on the grounds that she is a national security threat. But she remains hopeful that she will return to the UK and help the government in its war against terrorism. She said: "I thi...
Piers Morgan and Nicki Minaj fire shots at each other after the TV host claimed she snubbed his sons in 2011
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Piers Morgan and Nicki Minaj fire shots at each other after the TV host claimed she snubbed his sons in 2011

Piers Morgan and Nicki Minaj have been going at each other on Twitter after the TV host called the rapper out for something that happened years ago. It all began after Nicki tweeted misinformation about Covid-19 that led to her being called out. Piers then took advantage of the opportunity to drag Nicki. He tweeted: "Professor Whitty beefing with the ghastly @NICKIMINAJ (one of the rudest little madams I’ve ever met) is not the breaking news that I expected today - but it’s most welcome. She’s peddling lies that will cost lives." But Nicki responded, claiming she's never met Piers. She wrote: "Sir I’ve never met you. I know… We all look alike. 'Rudest little madam'. I like it. Has a special ring to it. "Thanks Pierce. Love the accent. I’d love to come chat. Scones...
Sinclair slams Man United star for refusing to leave, rejecting new deal
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Sinclair slams Man United star for refusing to leave, rejecting new deal

Former Premier League star, Trevor Sinclair has questioned Manchester United midfielder, Jesse Lingard’s ambitions after the England player reportedly turned down a move to West Ham before rejecting a new contract at his parent club. Lingard helped West Ham to a place in the Europa League and got himself back into the England squad after joining the London side on loan. And the Hammers came back this summer to sign him on a permanent basis but the 28-year-old turned down the move. He said he wanted to stay at Old Trafford and prove his worth to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, despite the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. But Sinclair believes the England international should have grabbed the opportunity to move to West Ham for good. Sinclair said he is confused why Lingard opted...
Lingard rejects new Man United contract
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Lingard rejects new Man United contract

Manchester United forward, Jesse Lingard, has rejected a new contract at the club, according to ESPN. Lingard is seeking assurances about his first team prospects this season. The 28-year-old is into the last months of his current deal and has been offered an extension. However, Lingard has turned down United’s initial approach and is keen to ensure he will get the opportunity to play regularly before making a decision about his future. If a new contract is not agreed with United, he will be able to leave as a free agent at the end of the season. Lingard will also be able to negotiate with clubs outside England from January. The England international is determined to find regular football in order to keep his place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad ahead...
Lampard made life difficult, Tuchel believes in me – Christensen
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Lampard made life difficult, Tuchel believes in me – Christensen

Chelsea defender, Andreas Christensen, has said life was difficult for him during the reign of Frank Lampard as the club’s manager. The Denmark International said the current manager, Thomas Tuchel believes in him and has given him the opportunity to play for the club he loves. He disclosed this while dropping a hint that he is set to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge after putting the ‘difficult period’ he endured under Lampard behind him. Christensen, 25, who is a product of Chelsea academy, found himself on the periphery of the squad last season but has since established himself as a key player at the heart of Tuchel’s defence. “I know a lot is being said right now. I can not say too much, but I think it looks good,” Christensen told Danish publication Ekstra Bladet. “...
BBNaija: Jaypaul Advises Michael On Emotional Balance Following Party Ordeal
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BBNaija: Jaypaul Advises Michael On Emotional Balance Following Party Ordeal

Jaypaul, a Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, has advised Michael to balance his emotions, following the latter’s behavior during the Jacuzzi Party on Friday night. Speaking to Michael on Saturday, day 42 of the show, Jaypaul told Michael that he should not jeopardize his opportunity because of emotions. During the Friday night Jacuzzi Party, housemates got worried as Michael behaved strangely. Michael was on a roller coaster of emotions during the party. He moved from being excited to shedding tears, and more strangely, he started punching walls with reckless abandon. Literally! His original song was played during the party and he was happy about it. Only for him to start crying, stating that he’s missing his dad. Speaking about last night, Jaypaul told Michael t...
Juventus rejects Man Utd’s Cavani offer despite Ronaldo’s transfer
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Juventus rejects Man Utd’s Cavani offer despite Ronaldo’s transfer

Juventus rejected the opportunity to sign Edinson Cavani from Manchester United, shortly after selling Cristiano Ronaldo to the Premier League side. The former Serie A champions allowed Ronaldo to leave for £19.6m. The 36-year-old’s exit left Juve light in their attack, but they eventually signed Moise Kean on loan from Everton. Calciomercato, however, reports they were offered the chance to land Cavani from United. Cavani moved to Old Trafford last summer and proved to be a big hit, but he might find his game time limited with Ronaldo’s arrival. It is understood he was offered to both Juventus and Barcelona. However, the Italian club “never took Cavani into consideration” with the issue thought to be a financial one. The striker pockets €9m-a-year in M...
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson signs contract extension through to 2026
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Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson signs contract extension through to 2026

Manchester City have extended the contract of goalkeeper Ederson in a new deal that will see him remain at the Etihad Stadium through to 2026. Ederson joined City from Benfica in the summer of 2017, and is one of the most consistent keepers in the Premier League. Ederson expressed his delight after the announcement on Wednesday, September 1, telling City's official website: “This was an easy decision for me. There is nowhere else I’d want to be “To be part of one of the best squads in world football and to compete for trophies year in year out is what every footballer wants, and that is the opportunity you’re given at City. “We have an outstanding manager. Working with him has been one of the great experiences of my career and I am a better player for it. “We hav...
Transfer deadline day: Saul Niguez reveals who convinced him to join Chelsea
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Transfer deadline day: Saul Niguez reveals who convinced him to join Chelsea

Saul Niguez has admitted that Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, convinced him to join the club He also noted that the opportunity to play in midfield once again was key in his decision to join the Blues. Saul arrives at Stamford Bridge on a season-long loan with an option to buy. The deal was finalized in the final hours of the summer transfer window on Tuesday. Speaking on his Twitch channel following confirmation of the move, Saul said: “I don’t know if I would endure a season like last year or two years ago. I know I could have been happy for a few days or a few weeks at home. “But I needed to find myself again and the possibility of Chelsea arose, a true European champion. It is the most complicated thing, the decision to leave, because I am leaving alone without my w...
I’m sorry – Willian begs Arsenal fans as he departs for Brazil
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I’m sorry – Willian begs Arsenal fans as he departs for Brazil

Willian has apologised to Arsenal fans for not living up to their expectation at the club. The Brazilian tore up his contract at the Emirates Stadium and now set to leave the club. In a lengthy statement after his exit was confirmed by Arsenal, the Brazil international apologised for his disappointing one-year spell. The Brazilian still had two years remaining on his £200k-a-week contract, but decided to forgo it as he rejoins boyhood team Corinthians. The Brazil international also had a message for those who think he joined Arsenal for the sake of money. Willian scored just one goal for Arsenal having arrived at the Emirates on a free transfer from Chelsea back in August 2020. “I would like to thank Arsenal for the opportunity they have given to me and for the warm...
Arsenal terminate Willian’s contract after just 12 months at the Club
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Arsenal terminate Willian’s contract after just 12 months at the Club

Arsenal have confirmed the club have mutually terminated Willian's contract after his 12-months stay at the club. The Brazilian joined Mikel Arteta's side on a free transfer last summer but struggled in 2020-21 season, scoring only one goal in 37 appearances. Arsenal have been looking to offload Willian this summer and Corinthians have been interested in ending his Gunners nightmare.  But his wages, believed to be more than £220,000 per week was one of the frustrating issues in negotiations. The former Chelsea star is now set to complete a move back to his native Brazil after the two parties reached an agreement to terminate the remaining two years left on his contract, saving the club around £20million in wages. In a statement, Arsenal said: 'We have reached a mutual agree...
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Responsibilities at Manchester United highlighted
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Responsibilities at Manchester United highlighted

Graeme Souness, a former Newcastle United manager, has highlihhted the responsibilities of Cristiano Ronaldo in the Manchester United dressing room. The former manager also labelled Cristiano Ronaldo as ‘courageous’ for moving back to Old Trafford. Souness believes the 36-year-old Portuguese will have a transformative effect on the dressing room. Manchester United announced a surprise deal that saw the former Real Madrid and Juventus boss back to Old Trafford as they snatched him from the Italian giants and out of the clutches of their rivals, Manchester City. The 36-year-old left United a legend in 2009 after winning three Premier League titles and the Champions League. He went on to cement his status as one of the greatest of all time at Real Madrid and the...
Cristiano Ronaldo greedy, selfish – Roy Keane
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Cristiano Ronaldo greedy, selfish – Roy Keane

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has described Cristiano Ronaldo as a selfish and greedy player who is still hungry to win trophies. He said that one thing the Portuguese will bring to Manchester United dressing room is his winning mentality which he expects would rub off on the young players. Keane, who was United’s captain during Ronaldo’s first spell at Old Trafford, explained what sets the 36-year-old apart from the rest. “I remember when he first came to United, he was 17 and came to Man United when he still had an opportunity to stay in Lisbon, but he wanted to come to Manchester United and win stuff,” he told Sky Sports. “We’ve seen that throughout his career, Real Madrid and Juventus, and the national team – the guy is selfish and is greedy. “We put him up there ...
Mbappe to take Zidane’s iconic shirt number at Real Madrid
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Mbappe to take Zidane’s iconic shirt number at Real Madrid

Real Madrid have reserved Zinedine Zidane’s iconic No 5 shirt for Kylian Mbappe, according to AS. The LaLiga giants are confident of signing the player from Paris Saint-Germain, despite a second bid of €180million being knocked back by the Ligue 1 club. Mbappe currently wears no 7 for PSG and no 10 for France. But Real have reserved their no 5 shirt for him, as Eden Hazard wears no 7 and Luka Modric has taken the no 10 shirt. Mbappe has always dreamed of playing for Real Madrid and previously named Zidane as his childhood idol. Therefore, the opportunity to wear the club’s iconic No 5 will appeal to the French international. As it stands, the No 5 shirt currently belongs to Jesus Vallejo. But the club will pass it on to Mbappe, as Vallejo is unlikely to be a regular fir...
Broda Shaggi, Iyabo Ojo and Akpororo Turn Up with the Infinix Note10 Nationwide Caravan Tour
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Broda Shaggi, Iyabo Ojo and Akpororo Turn Up with the Infinix Note10 Nationwide Caravan Tour

Earlier in June this year, Infinix unveiled the Note 10 series in a remarkable online launch featuring top celebrities and incredibly engaging activities. Now, it turned out to be an even more exciting experience with the caravan campaign tour. The event kicked off in Lagos at FINET in Ikeja and at the NYSC Camp in Lagos. Popular entertainer, Broda Shaggi was present to kick-start the fun as the celebrity host of the event. Iyabo Ojo was live on tour as the Travel with Infinix van stormed the city of Ibadan. Trust her to bring all the vibe and energy to the show with music, dance and an unboxing of the Note 10 device. She announced the winners of the raffle draw and took pictures with them at the booth. Fans had the opportunity to experience the wonderful features of the phone like...
I’m not happy with you – Sinclair berates Rio Ferdinand over comment on Phil Jones
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I’m not happy with you – Sinclair berates Rio Ferdinand over comment on Phil Jones

Former Premier League star, Trevor Sinclair has berated Rio Ferdinand for asking Phil Jones to leave Manchester United to pave way for younger players. Ferdinand, a former Manchester United star, had told the club’s forgotten defender, Jones to find another club. The former England star believes that Jones is now a waste of time at Old Trafford and should have left Manchester United ‘ages ago’. He blasted the player for blocking an academy player from being part of the first team. After being sidelined with a knee injury for over 18 months, Jones made his comeback in United’s behind-closed-doors friendly against Burnley last week. And speaking with talkSPORT, Sinclair noted that there was nothing wrong with Jones aspiring to get back to United lineup or accep...
How Dr Obafemi, who treated Yusuf Buhari, committed suicide
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How Dr Obafemi, who treated Yusuf Buhari, committed suicide

A Nigerian doctor identified as Dr Obafemi, who was the first medical personnel who attended to President Buhari son, Yusuf Buhari after his accident, reportedly committed suicide. Yusuf, who got married to Zahra, daughter of Nasiru Ado Bayero, the Emir of Bichi in Kano state last week suffered an injury to the head in a power bike in Abuja on December 26, 2017. Yusuf was admitted to Cedacrest Hospital in Abuja, following the bike crash in the Gwarimpa area of Abuja. He was discharged from the hospital on January 12, 2018 and flown abroad for further treatment. Yusuf returned to Nigeria after his medical treatment abroad on Thursday, March 1, 2018. His mother, Aisha Buhari, announced his return to the country on Twitter, saying Yusuf was welcomed back by govt officials. “We th...
Taliban warns US and UK against extending troops withdrawal deadline beyond this month
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Taliban warns US and UK against extending troops withdrawal deadline beyond this month

The Taliban have warned the US and UK that they will not allow the Afghanistan evacuation mission by Western forces to run beyond an August 31 deadline, threatening there will be consequences if the date is extended. Military Forces are due to leave the country on August 31 under a military withdrawal agreement and, in practice, evacuation efforts will need to cease before then to allow time for military personnel to safely leave There are attempts by the UK and US to airlift people out of the country but the new report has raised the prospect that thousands could be left behind in the war torn country. Several sources from the Taliban have told reporters no formal approach for an extension has been made but should it come, they will not permit Western forces to remain in Kabul be...
Boxing: Pacquiao beaten by Ugas on return to ring at 42
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Boxing: Pacquiao beaten by Ugas on return to ring at 42

Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas sent Manny Pacquiao spinning to a dramatic upset defeat on Saturday, outclassing the Filipino boxing icon with a composed unanimous points victory at the T-Mobile Arena. In his first fight after a two-year absence from the ring, Pacquiao was made to look every bit of his 42 years as the younger Ugas dominated with a stinging jab and cleaner punching to retain his WBA welterweight belt. Ugas, 35, had only been drafted in to face Pacquiao earlier this month after the eight-division world champion’s original opponent Errol Spence Jr. suffered an eye injury in training. But the defending champion seized his opportunity brilliantly to win on all three cards, with one judge scoring it 115-113 and two others 116-112. “That’s boxing,” a deflated Pacquiao said aft...
Messi in talks to join next club after PSG
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Messi in talks to join next club after PSG

Former England midfielder, David Beckham, has held talks with Lionel Messi about him ending his career at Inter Miami. Messi only joined Paris Saint-Germain last week, after his contract with Barcelona could not be renewed. The 34-year-old signed a two-year deal with the Ligue 1 giants and Beckham is already looking to snap him up when his time in France is done, according to the UK Mirror. Beckham who owns Inter Miami, has promised to bring a super star to South Florida and also has Cristiano Ronaldo in his sights. Messi is believed to have travelled to Miami, where he bought up to six luxury penthouse apartments. And like Beckham when he signed for LA Galaxy the likelihood is that Messi will also be offered the future opportunity to buy an MLS franchise whe...
Lukaku reveals Chelsea player that must ‘keep pushing’
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Lukaku reveals Chelsea player that must ‘keep pushing’

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has told teammate, Trevoh Chalobah, that he must ‘keep pushing’ after establishing himself in the club’s first team. Chalobah scored from outside the eighteen-box in Chelsea’s Premier League 3-0 win against Crystal Palace last weekend. But Lukaku believes the defender seized his opportunity to be part of Thomas Tuchel’s squad. “It was such a great strike,” Lukaku told Chelsea’s website when asked about Chalobah’s incredible goal-scoring Premier League debut against Crystal Palace. “But you know what, I think he has been here since he was nine years old, so to see him gradually coming up and then going on loan, coming back and now he’s just seizing his opportunity. “In the Super Cup, he was amazing and now in the league game, he...
Man City transfer: What Cristiano Ronaldo told me – Juve boss, Allegri
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Man City transfer: What Cristiano Ronaldo told me – Juve boss, Allegri

Juventus manager Max Allegri has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo told him that he has no plan to leave the club for Manchester City or any other club this summer. Reports went viral during the passing week that Man City have been offered the opportunity to sign the Portuguese superstar. This is following the departure of Sergio Aguero, who is the club’s all-time leading scorer. Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, was said to have made the 36-year-old available to Pep Guardiola’s side for just £25 million But Allegri, who signed Ronaldo in 2018, said the Portugal captain is staying at the club and never expressed any desire to leave despite his contract expiring next June. Allegri told reporters during his press conference at the weekend, “He has always t...
Afghanistan: Joe Biden reveals agreement with Taliban leadership
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Afghanistan: Joe Biden reveals agreement with Taliban leadership

President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has revealed agreement with the Taliban before the withdrawal of US and allies’ troops from Afghanistan. The President also said that they are considering “every opportunity” to get “folks to the airport”. Addressing the press on Friday, the US President repeated that they’ve been in “constant contact with the Taliban leadership” – in Doha and Kabul. Biden said that the Taliban “are letting people through with American passports”. According to him, “We have an agreement that they will let us pass through the checkpoints – that the Taliban control – let Americans through.” Recall that the Taliban in Afghanistan finally took over Kabul after 20 years of armed struggle and will henceforth form the...
Sergio Aguero rejects Barcelona’s No. 10 jersey
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Sergio Aguero rejects Barcelona’s No. 10 jersey

Sergio Aguero has turned down the opportunity to wear Barcelona’s legendary number 10 shirt, according to Sport’s Albert Roger. Aguero, one of Barcelona’s new signings, who wore the exact number for Manchester City before moving to Barcelona in the summer, was told to take the number 10 jersey by second captain Gerard Pique. However, the former Manchester City striker rejected the possibility of taking over the number made vacant by Lionel Messi’s departure to Paris Saint-Germain. Barca’s number 10 jersey has been worn by players such as Diego Maradona, Pep Guardiola, Hristo Stoichkov, Romario, Rivaldo, Riquelme, Ronaldinho. The brand of Barcelona’s number 10 jersey has become synonymous with Messi and Aguero may have rejected it given all the pressure that comes with the s...
Man City responds to Cristiano Ronaldo offer
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Man City responds to Cristiano Ronaldo offer

Manchester City have responded to the offer to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus. Reports went viral during the week that Manchester City have been offered the opportunity to sign the Portuguese superstar. Sergio Aguero, who is the club’s all-time leading scorer, now plays for Barcelona having left Etihad as a free agent at the end of last season. Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, was said to have made the 36-year-old available to Pep Guardiola’s side for just £25million City started their title defence with a defeat to Tottenham with Ferran Torres leading the line but he was easily nullified by Tottenham’s defence while Gabriel Jesus has not established himself as City’s first choice striker. In response, Metro reports that City still consider England captain, H...
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Timo Werner ‘told to get out’ of Stamford Bridge
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Arsenal vs Chelsea: Timo Werner ‘told to get out’ of Stamford Bridge

Fans of Chelsea Football Club have told German striker, Timo Werner to ‘get out of the club’. The fans made the demand during the club’s opening training session at Stamford Bridge ahead of Blues Premier League against Arsenal at the weekend, according to Metro. Chelsea displayed their new trophies and the new players that joined the club this summer at an opening training session in west London on Wednesday. The new trophies were the UEFA Champions League and the Super Cup while the fans had the opportunity to welcome back Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan. Some fans in the stadium were asked to give their predictions for the game against Arsenal over the tannoy. But some of the supporters instead used the opportunity to demand that Timo Werner gets out of the club. The 2...
Alex Rodriguez Opens up on his Relationship with Jennifer Lopez days after she unfollowed him and Deleted all his Pictures from her Page
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Alex Rodriguez Opens up on his Relationship with Jennifer Lopez days after she unfollowed him and Deleted all his Pictures from her Page

Alex Rodriguez has broken his silence on his relationship with ex-fiancée Jennifer Lopez. According to Alex, he’s 'grateful' for the 'incredible life' he had with Lopez, saying they bonded and learnt a lot during their relationship. Rodriguez' statement comes days after Lopez unfollowed him from Instagram and deleted all his pictures from her page. She's now in a serious relationship with actor and former boyfriend, Ben Affleck. “I had five years of an incredible life and partnership and also with my daughters, we learned so much,” the former Yankee slugger told Entertainment Tonight in an interview published on Tuesday. The former baseball player added that he and his daughters, Natasha, 16, and Ella, 12 now have the “opportunity to take that and move forward and say, ‘You...
PSG: Lionel Messi stops David Luiz from Joining Ligue 1 club
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PSG: Lionel Messi stops David Luiz from Joining Ligue 1 club

Brazilian defender, David Luiz, has revealed how Lionel Messi’s recent move to Paris Saint-Germain stopped him(Luiz)from returning to Ligue 1. The 36-year-old become a free agent this summer and had the opportunity to return to France but turned it down. He left English Premier League side Arsenal this summer and remains a free agent. The former PSG star, however, admitted to snubbing interest from Ligue 1 because “Lionel Messi is a nightmare” and it is “better not to play against him”. Messi joined PSG last week after his 21-year stay at Barcelona came to a sudden end. Quizzed by the Daily Mail on his decision not to head back to Ligue 1, Luiz said: “Messi is a nightmare, it is better not to play against him!”
North Korea issues warning to US and South Korea over ‘hostile acts’ as they begin war Games Training
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North Korea issues warning to US and South Korea over ‘hostile acts’ as they begin war Games Training

  North Korea has denounced South Korea over its joint military exercises with the United States, which are due to begin this week, warning that such actions risked provoking "a serious security crisis." The warning comes as the US and South Korea began their preliminary war training games on Tuesday, August 10, with official computer-simulated drills taking place between August 16 and 26, according to local media. It also comes after Pyongyang stopped responding to a hotline set up between the two Koreas, less than a month after communication was restored following an agreement with Seoul in late July. Usually the two countries will check in with each other over the hotlines twice a day to ensure smooth relations between the two nations, but South Korea's Unification ...
IBB’s excuse for annulling June 12 election an Insult on Intelligence of Nigerians – Afenifere
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IBB’s excuse for annulling June 12 election an Insult on Intelligence of Nigerians – Afenifere

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere has said that former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida's (IBB) excuse for annulling the June 12 election is an insult on the intelligence of Nigerians. Recall that in an interview on Arise TV yesterday August 6, IBB said he annulled the June 12 election which M.K.O Abiola is adjudged to have won because there would have been a bloody coup. However in a statement released by Sola Ebiseni, secretary-general of Afenifere, it was stated that ''Nigerians are not interested in any excuse being given by IBB as he lost the opportunity of being the hero of democracy and father of a new Nigeria.'' It read;   “Babangida has not said a new thing worthy of any reaction in respect of his treasonable acts of the annulment of th...
Lionel Messi: PSG Plans for Player Revealed
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Lionel Messi: PSG Plans for Player Revealed

Paris Saint-Germain are believed to have intensified talks with Lionel Messi, after his departure from Barcelona was confirmed on Thursday. The Ligue 1 side are one of the few clubs that can match Messi’s salary and perhaps his ambition. PSG will also present Messi the opportunity to line up alongside former Barca team mate, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in attack. The French giants have dominated the domestic scene, but are desperate to join an elite band of European clubs that have won the Champions League. They lost to Bayern Munich in the 2020 final, before they were eliminated last season in the semi-final by Manchester City. Instead of dipping into their deep pockets, PSG have decided to do smart business, spending close to nothing in transfer fees this summ...
We Don’t Detain Citizens on order of Powerful People – DSS
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We Don’t Detain Citizens on order of Powerful People – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said it does not detain citizens on the order of powerful people. DSS spokesperson, Dr. Peter Afunanya in a statement titled: “Re: Beyond Abba Kyari’s Indictment” and released on Thursday August 5 in reaction to an opinion in a newspaper where it was alleged that “hundreds of innocent citizens are currently languishing in Police and State Security Services (SSS) detention centres across the country, following arrests ordered by powerful men and women", alleged that Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi was misinforming, inciting, and should be withdrawn. The DSS which reiterated that it is doing so much for the country, maintained that it shouldn't be ran down at the slightest opportunity but supported. The statement read;   “Dear Mr. Olusegu...
Tokyo 2020: Nigeria’s wrestler Adekuoroye Loses by Fall after 8-2 lead
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Tokyo 2020: Nigeria’s wrestler Adekuoroye Loses by Fall after 8-2 lead

Nigeria medal hopeful in wrestling Odunayo Adekuoroye has lost her 57kg weight category fight in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Adekuoroye was defeated by fall by Anastasia Nichita of Moldova in a swift turn of events. She was leading 8-2 before Nichita won through pin in the round of 16. If Nichita reaches the final, Adekuoroye may have an opportunity to vie for a bronze medal through the repechage. In wrestling, a pin (or fall) is when you put your opponent on his/her back with any part of both shoulders or both shoulder blades of your opponent in contact with the mat for two seconds. When you pin your opponent, the match is over and you are the winner.
Seyi Shay ”Big Girl Dinner” Was all about Good Food and Great Vibes
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Seyi Shay ”Big Girl Dinner” Was all about Good Food and Great Vibes

Musician, Actress, and Tv host Seyi Shay @iamseyishay hosted a few lucky female entrepreneurs / young businesswomen to a 3-course dinner last weekend. This was an opportunity for the ladies to connect, let their hair down whilst also talking about their entrepreneurship experience and various side hustles. “This was really inspiring, and I’m humbled to meet such phenomenal women. We are strongest when we cheer each other on! Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to the next woman.  Thank you to @baileysnigeria for celebrating sisterhood' she said
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Djokovic Cruises Past Nishikori to Reach Tokyo Olympics Semi-finals

Novak Djokovic eased into the Tokyo Olympics men’s tennis semi-finals on Thursday with a straight-sets thrashing of Japanese hope Kei Nishikori. The world number one, chasing a calendar Golden Grand Slam, ended home interest in the tennis with a ruthless 6-2, 6-0 victory in only 70 minutes. Djokovic has never won the Olympic singles title, with a bronze medal in 2008 his best result at the Games, but will face either Alexander Zverev or Jeremy Chardy in the last four. The 34-year-old Serb, who has already captured the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles this season, was never in trouble against Nishikori, who made 16 unforced errors. The former world number four did save two match points in the final game, but Djokovic made no mistake on the next opportunity. ...
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Wayne Rooney, Derby manager Apologises to Family and club over Online images

Wayne Rooney has apologised to his family and Derby County over images that surfaced online of him at a private party The pictures garnered attention on social media on Sunday, appearing to show the Derby County manager asleep in a hotel room surrounded by a group of young women. Cheshire Police confirmed on Tuesday they would not be taking action against a complaint of blackmail made regarding the images, after Rooney's representatives believed there had been an illicit attempt to entrap him. "I made a mistake," Rooney told Sky Sports News after his side's friendly victory against Real Betis on Wednesday evening. "I went to a private party with two of my friends and from me, I'd like to apologise to my family and the club for the images which were going round and I want to m...
I will Stand Surety for Kanu again – Senator Abaribe
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I will Stand Surety for Kanu again – Senator Abaribe

Senate Minority Leader, EnyinayaAbaribe, has said given the opportunity, he will still stand as surety for the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu in court. Recall that Abaribe, Immanuel El-Shalom, a Jewish high priest, and Tochukwu Uchendu, a chartered accountant, stood surety for Kanu when he was granted bail on April 27th 2017 after spending over a year in detention. Kanu however went underground after the military invasion of his home in Abia state in September 2017. The courts revoked Kanu's bail and then threatened Abaribe with a jail term if he fails to produce Kanu. Kanu was however rearrested in Kenya on June 27 and extradited to Nigeria on June 29. Speaking in an interview with TVC on Wednesday, July 21, the Senator said he would not...
Tokyo Olympics: NBBF condemns FIBA’s rejection of Ogwumike, Williams
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Tokyo Olympics: NBBF condemns FIBA’s rejection of Ogwumike, Williams

  The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has expressed disappointment at the decision of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) on Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams. FIBA has stopped the duo from playing for D’Tigress at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The tournament, moved from last year, will run from 23 July 2021 to 8 August 2021. On Twitter, NBBF declared that the action was contradictory to natural justice and equity. The sports body said FIBA permits African players to play for other countries, but denies them the opportunity to represent their country of birth. “We do tacitly believe that there are undercurrents and motivation for such a decision”, the tweet read. “It is also discriminatory because players of African descent are approved to ...
Barcelona Offer two Players to Man United
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Barcelona Offer two Players to Man United

  Barcelona have offered Manchester United the opportunity to sign two of their players this summer in an exchange deal for midfielder, Paul Pogba. According to the Daily Express, the two Barcelona players are Antoine Griezmann and Samuel Umtiti. Barcelona president, Joan Laporta is making it his personal mission to make a major signing this summer and is reported to have set his sights on a deal to bring in Man United midfielder, Paul Pogba to Camp Nou. Laporta is desperate to bring Pogba to Barcelona. Pogba’s future at Man United is unclear. He has appeared to be on the verge of leaving Old Trafford many times. Pogba currently has 12 months left on his current deal with Man United. Barcelona will have to battle Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Juventus f...
Real Madrid offer Vinicius Jr to Man Utd
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Real Madrid offer Vinicius Jr to Man Utd

Real Madrid have offered Manchester United the opportunity to sign Vinicius Jr, the UK Mirror reports. The LaLiga giants are trying to raise money to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, who is their top target. United and Madrid are already in negotiations over the potential transfer of defender Raphael Varane this summer. The Old Trafford outfit have also been offered Vinicius, with a loan move that turns into a permanent deal seen as the “most likely option”. The stumbling block however is that Real Madrid want a minimum of £68.5m for the 21-year-old winger. United are expected to announce the signing of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho at any time, with a £73m deal agreed.
”The level of hatred and unhealthy competition in Nollywood is heart wrenching-” Actor Prince Eke writes as he applauds Instagram skit makers for their collaborations
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”The level of hatred and unhealthy competition in Nollywood is heart wrenching-” Actor Prince Eke writes as he applauds Instagram skit makers for their collaborations

Actor Prince Eke has applauded Instagram skit makers over the way they work together. In a post shared on his Instastories, the actor said the way Instagram skit makers support each other is so overwhelming. Commenting on the collaborations between skit makers and Nollywood players, Eke opined that if the tables were turned, Nollywood celebrities would not give  kit makers any opportunity. He ended by saying the hatred and unhealthy competition in Nollywood is heartwrenching.
Yemi Alade becomes Lush Hair Brand Ambassador
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Yemi Alade becomes Lush Hair Brand Ambassador

“Together we will create MAGIC” was the unveiling message during the official signing of YEMI EBERECHI ALADE, the Award-winning Nigerian Afro Pop/ R & B artiste/ entertainer in Africa as a brand Ambassador to LUSH HAIR, the proudly Nigerian hair extension brand which has successfully wormed its way into the hearts of Nigerians since its introduction. As a brand which constantly engages its teeming followers online, released a mystery silhouette picture on Instagram a couple of days before the unveiling asking fans to guess who their first-ever brand ambassador could be, in no time this stunt generated lots of guesses. It is no doubt that Yemi who is equally referred to as Mama Africa is a serial fashionista, her love for African inspired hairstyles and fashion in general is s...
Suspected Thief Nabbed for allegedly stealing generator in Benue
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Suspected Thief Nabbed for allegedly stealing generator in Benue

A suspected thief has been nabbed for allegedly stealing a generator in Vandeikya Local Government Area of Benue State. According to the owner of the generator, Sam Lornem, who shared the photos on Sunday, July 11, the suspect was almost set ablaze by youths in the community but some people came and begged for his release. It was further gathered that some new clothes were found inside the shuttle bag the suspect was carrying. Upon interrogation, he confessed to have stolen them from a boutique. "This happened three days ago where this guy came at the back of my shop, stood as if he was about to urinate within that public toilet that is located in the garage," he narrated. He watched around, checked our movement and made sure we were at the generator point. He removed the out...
Did Baba Rahman miss huge Chelsea opportunity?
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Did Baba Rahman miss huge Chelsea opportunity?

The Ghana left-back reckons the Italian made him lose confidence at Stamford Bridge, but could things have played out differently? Over five years after last playing a competitive game for Chelsea, and now reaching a critical point in his career, Abdul Baba Rahman remains on the books of the Stamford Bridge giants, yet he has never been further from the first team. After several convoluted loan spells since 2016, the left-back is once again expecting yet another year away or a permanent sale. Having suffered serious knee injuries, the last few months have been kinder to the West African.
Euro 2020 final: Roy Keane criticizes two England players for allowing Saka take penalty
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Euro 2020 final: Roy Keane criticizes two England players for allowing Saka take penalty

  Manchester United legend, Roy Keane has slammed two England players, Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish, for allowing Bukayo Saka to take a penalty against Italy during the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 final defeat on Sunday. Keane admitted he was left feeling sorry for Saka after Sterling and Grealish, who have more experience in the game, declined the opportunity to take a penalty during England’s defeat to Italy at Wembley. England lost 3-2 on penalties against Italy following a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes. Luke Shaw and Leonardo Bonucci had scored in each half during normal time. Keane told ITV: “If you are Sterling or Grealish, you cannot sit there and have a young kid walk up ahead of you. “You can’t sit there and see a young kid, 19, a child walks up in front of...
Mr Marcaroni, Broda Shaggi to star in TV adaptation of Femi Adebayo’s Ile Alayo to Air on StarTimes
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Mr Marcaroni, Broda Shaggi to star in TV adaptation of Femi Adebayo’s Ile Alayo to Air on StarTimes

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

D’Tigers will play reigning world and Olympic champions USA in an exhibition game in Las Vegas on Saturday (today) ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Saturday PUNCH reports. The game will offer coach Mike Brown an opportunity to prune his 15-man squad down to 12 players for the Games. He is expected to announce his final squad on July 17, before the team’s departure to Kizarazu city in Japan two days later for the Pre-Games training camp, before moving into the Olympics Village. D’Tigers will play Italy, Germany and Australia in Tokyo. The upcoming Olympic Games will be the Nigerians’ third straight appearance in the history of the eagerly-awaited tournament. They made their debut at the London 2012 Games before making it to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. Th...
Nick Kyrgios Withdraws from Tokyo Olympics after fans were Banned from the Major sport event
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Nick Kyrgios Withdraws from Tokyo Olympics after fans were Banned from the Major sport event

Australian tennis star, Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics, after fans  were banned from the tournament due to a surge in Coronavirus cases. On Thursday, July 8, it was announced that there will be no fans inside stadiums for the Tokyo Games after a state of emergency was declared in the host city. The Games will still go ahead, beginning on July 23 and ending on August 8, but Kyrgios will not be taking part, as he cited the lack of fans and also admitted he ‘wants to get his body right’. The 26-year-old got to the third round of Wimbledon last weekend but had to withdraw from his match against Felix Auger Aliassime with an abdominal injury. Taking to social media on Thursday night, Kyrgios said: ‘Hey guys – I just want to let you know that I’ve decided to wi...

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