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Sanwo-Olu hosts Ikorodu Bois, says ”we are proud of you”
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Sanwo-Olu hosts Ikorodu Bois, says ”we are proud of you”

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has finally hosted and recognized the Ikorodu Bois.   The group tagged ‘Ikorodu Bois have garnered worldwide recognition for their talent in remaking creative videos of top music videos and movies. The online comedy group had creatively mimicked scenes from Hollywood movies which was recently showcases on billboards in Times Square, New York and on Netflix. Sanwo-Olu, hosting the group commended them for putting Lagos on the global map with their creativity. “Today, I welcomed generational filmmaking talent @IkoroduB, whose creativity has put them and Ikorodu on the global map of international platforms like Netflix, earned them a nomination at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and put their faces on billboards in Times Squar...
Arteta says £72m man Pepe has ‘come a long way in last few months’ after enduring early struggles at Arsenal
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Arteta says £72m man Pepe has ‘come a long way in last few months’ after enduring early struggles at Arsenal

The Ivorian forward has struggled to live up to his price tag at Emirates Stadium, but has shown signs of finding form this season Mikel Arteta claims to have seen Nicolas Pepe "come a long way in the last few months" at Arsenal, with the Ivorian starting to deliver on £72 million ($99m) worth of expectation. The Gunners smashed their transfer record when luring the 25-year-old forward away from Lille in 2019, but have found value in that deal hard to come by. Pepe did, however, grab a Europa League lifeline against Villarreal from the penalty spot last time out and now boasts 10 goal involvements in continental competition this season.
German City Cancels Famous Beer Festival Over COVID-19
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German City Cancels Famous Beer Festival Over COVID-19

The event, which takes place annually from late September to October, was expected to draw six million visitors, but it would be too dangerous “as long as there is no vaccine”, Bavaria state premier Markus Soeder said. Even with masks and social distancing, the threat of contagion was too high. “Living with the coronavirus means living carefully,” he said. This year marks the first time that Germany will have to do without the festival since the last world war. But Oktoberfest has previously fallen victim to other epidemics — cholera kept the beer tents empty in 1854 and 1873. National identity From hops growers to breweries, the German beer industry had already been staring at a morose season. But the Oktoberfest cancellation was a further devastating blow with an impact ...
Mercy And Ike’s Love Still Going Strong As They Announce The Premier Of Their Own Reality TV Show
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Mercy And Ike’s Love Still Going Strong As They Announce The Premier Of Their Own Reality TV Show

Mercy and Ike are working hard privately and they paid less attention to gossips about their relationship on social media for the past few weeks. Now they have shocked everyone as they announce that their set Reality TV Show is set to premiere on Africa Magic TV in a few weeks. Mercy Eke, winner of the Big Brother Naija Show 2019 just released a video on her Instagram page which turns out to be a trailer to a reality show by herself and Ike. For the past few weeks, their relationship was suspected to have taken a terrible turn shortly after the show ended. Many of their fans speculate it could be as a result of the “unnecessary” relationship between Tacha and Mercy. Well, contrary to what many might think regarding the Mercy and Ike relationship, it appears they have indeed b...
Chelsea banned from signing new players for next two transfer windows
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Chelsea banned from signing new players for next two transfer windows

Premier League club Chelsea have been banned from signing new players in the next two transfer windows as punishment for breaking rules on registering under-age players, FIFA said on Friday. It means the club — who immediately said they would appeal the decision — will be unable to make signings until the end of January next year. “The disciplinary committee sanctioned Chelsea with a ban on registering new players at both national and international level for the next two complete and consecutive registration periods,” FIFA said in a statement. In addition, Chelsea was fined 600,000 Swiss francs ($600,000, 530,000 euros) and given a period of 90 days to regularise the situation of the minor players concerned. The ban does not prevent players from being released by the club and i...
This Man Says He Supports His Daughter Showing Off Her Body Anyhow
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This Man Says He Supports His Daughter Showing Off Her Body Anyhow

A movie director in Ghana, Bentum Jackson has stated that he doesn’t mind how his daughter, Yaa Jackson, goes about showing off her body as a singer. According to a recent interview he had, Bentum stated that his teenage daughter Yaa Jackson, who is still in High School, can do whatever she likes because it is simply showbiz and a way to seek attention. “I support her and whatever she says in interviews. I support it because it is business. If she had chosen to be a pastor and she was saying what she says, then I’ll be angry, but as it is, this is how entertainment is supposed to be and she is doing just that. After all, she is not a gospel artiste. In this industry, if she decides to stay calm, maybe no one will mind her,” he said. He went on to state that one has to do outrageous th...
Just How Good is Wilfried Zaha? Welcome to a World where the Numbers don’t Add up…
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Just How Good is Wilfried Zaha? Welcome to a World where the Numbers don’t Add up…

Crystal Palace's enigmatic winger terrorised James Milner at Anfield last weekend, and is emerging as a top target for Borussia Dortmund. But as Richard Jolly points out, his end product has left a lot to be desired this season World class,” said Jurgen Klopp. He actually said it about three different players on Saturday. One, predictably enough, was Mohamed Salah. Another was runner-up to Salah in the 2017 African Footballer of the Year vote and Liverpool’s Champions League final scorer, Sadio Mané. So far, so undeniable. The third was more intriguing. The Liverpool manager named Wilfried Zaha. It was at once understandable and outlandish, perhaps both impartial analysis and a manager seeking mitigating circumstances for one of his p...
Guardiola Refuses to Hit Back at Valverde Over De Jong
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Guardiola Refuses to Hit Back at Valverde Over De Jong

Ernesto Valverde was critical of Pep Guardiola's contact with Frenkie de Jong, but the Manchester City boss wants an end to the issue Pep Guardiola opted not to hit back at Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde following his criticism of Manchester City’s approach for Frenkie de Jong. The Ajax midfielder has agreed a deal to join Barca for the 2019-20 season in an €86million deal, but De Jong confirmed in an interview he held talks with both Paris Saint-Germain and City manager Guardiola before choosing LaLiga's leaders. Valverde was unimpressed with this revelation, telling reporters: "You cannot talk to a player who has a contract. It's not in my code. Everyone has their way of acting. I have nothing more to say." Ahead of City's Premier League game away to Newcastle United...
Liverpool Yet to Hit top Form, Warns Mane
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Liverpool Yet to Hit top Form, Warns Mane

Liverpool are four points clear at the top of the Premier League table, but there is more to come from the Reds according to Sadio Mane. Sadio Mane has warned Premier League title rivals Manchester City that Liverpool are yet to hit top form. Jurgen Klopp's side are four points clear of champions City having only lost once in the Premier League this season - at the Etihad Stadium on January 3. In theory, Liverpool also have a clearer run to the title as they are out of both domestic cups, whereas City are in the FA Cup fifth round and have booked an EFL Cup final clash with Chelsea. And Mane feels Liverpool, who are at home to Leicester City on Wednesday, can still get even better. "We heard what some of the media were saying about us not starting off by ...
Fowler left in Disbelief at ‘Stereotypical’ Seaction to Salah Diving
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Fowler left in Disbelief at ‘Stereotypical’ Seaction to Salah Diving

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler believes Mohamed Salah has been unfairly criticised for simulation - and suggested he wouldn’t receive the same treatment if he was British. The Egyptian came under fire for going down under contact from Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho during the Reds’ 4-3 Premier League win, having already won debatable penalties against Newcastle and Arsenal this season. But Fowler has not been comfortable with the reaction to Salah’s simulation and questioned the motives behind it. “I was never one for diving — if I had a chance to get a shot off, I’d always take it,” Fowler wrote in The Mirror. “Yet, I’ve been shaking my head in disbelief at the criticism aimed at Mohamed Salah in recent weeks for what people have been particularly eager ...
Jens Lehmann Set to Become Assistant Manager at Bundesliga club
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Jens Lehmann Set to Become Assistant Manager at Bundesliga club

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is set to join relegation-threatened Bundesliga team Augsburg as an assistant coach. German outlet Bild has reported that the 49-year-old will sign a contract until June 2020 in his first role since leaving the Gunners, following Unai Emery’s arrival last summer. Lehmann will assist Augsburg boss Manuel Baum in his attempts to secure survival, with his new side currently sitting one point above Stuttgart in the relegation play-off spot. The former Germany international, who won the Premier League and FA Cup as an Arsenal player during a five-year spell at the club between 2003 and 2008, was part of the coaching staff at the Emirates under Arsene Wenger last season and has been working as a television pundit since his departure. ...
Musa Vows To Justify Big Money Move
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Musa Vows To Justify Big Money Move

SUPER Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa has said he hopes to justify the big money Saudi club Al Nassr paid to snap him up from Premier League Leicester City after he scored again and provided an assist in the league. Musa It was reported that Al Nassr paid in excess of 20 million pounds for the Nigeria star . “I am determined to justify the huge investment my club made on me,” he said. Al-Nassr demolished Al-Hazm 5-1 with Ahmed Musa, who was named the best player for September, opening the scoring for the home side on 26 minutes. Musa was on for the entire match duration and narrowly missed out on the man of the match award with a game rating of 8.6. The former GBS Academy star also completed 79% of his passes, 100% of his dribbles and made four key passes. The goal takes the Nig...
English Legend, John Terry Announces Retirement From Football At The Age Of 37
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English Legend, John Terry Announces Retirement From Football At The Age Of 37

John Terry has retired from professional football at the age of 37 after being linked with a coaching role at Aston Villa. The former Chelsea and England captain who won five Premier league titles and a Champions League at Stamford Bridge, shared the news on Instagram this evening. Terry, who won 78 caps for England, wrote: "after 23 incredible years as a footballer, I have decided now is the right time to retire from playing. As a 14-year-old, I made my best and biggest decision: to sign for Chelsea Football Club. Words will never be enough to show how much everyone at the club means to me, in particular the fans."
Fulham Vs Arsenal : Lacazette, Aubameyang Run Riot To Win 5-1
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Fulham Vs Arsenal : Lacazette, Aubameyang Run Riot To Win 5-1

London – Two goals from Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette and two more from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal a 5-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage in the Premier League on Sunday. Aubameyang There was also a wonderful back-heeled strike from Aaron Ramsey in between. Fulham pressed forward in the opening minutes as they looked for their first win over Arsenal since January 2012. And Argentine midfielder Luciano Vietto very nearly beat Gunners keeper Bernd Leno in the second minute. Fulham’s powerful Serbian forward Aleksandar Mitrovic also had a number of half-chances but was unable to get any clear shots in on goal. Perhaps his best attempt was a thumped volley over the bar from outside the area. Against the run of play, Lacazette opened the scoring in the 29th minute ...
Sarri Hopes Morata Goal Can Spark Return To Form
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Sarri Hopes Morata Goal Can Spark Return To Form

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has backed forward Alvaro Morata to “restart” his season after the Spaniard scored in the 1-0 Europa League victory over Hungarian champions Vidi on Thursday. Morata The goal was Morata’s second in 10 appearances this season but the striker also had a glaring miss in the first half, shooting wide when one-on-one with the goalkeeper to underline his continuing crisis of confidence. Morata missed several other chances before scoring 20 minutes from time and Sarri is hopeful the striker will gain enough confidence from the goal to kickstart his season. “It’s very important for him to score,” the Italian said. “He played a very good match. I think Alvaro can restart from this performance.” Morata became Chelsea’s record signing when he joined the ...
No One To Blame But Ourselves, Says Klopp After Napoli Defeat
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No One To Blame But Ourselves, Says Klopp After Napoli Defeat

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said his side could only blame themselves after the last year’s Champions League runners-up were overrun by Napoli before Lorenzo Insigne’s late winner gave the Italians a 1-0 win to go top of Group C on Wednesday. Liverpool’s Senegalese forward Sadio Mane (L) and Napoli’s Brazilian midfielder Allan go for the ball during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between Napoli and Liverpool on October 3, 2018 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. / AFP PHOTO “We were not good enough and if you are not good enough, you’ll lose and that happened to us tonight. That’s it,” said Klopp. “Napoli made a really good game, we didn’t, and that’s why they deserve the three points.” Lorenzo Insigne scored after 90 minutes in a game Napoli dominated from t...
Why Alexis Sanchez Has Missed Manchester United’s Clash Against West Ham
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Why Alexis Sanchez Has Missed Manchester United’s Clash Against West Ham

The Chile international has struggled to find form for United since his arrival from Arsenal in January and has not found the net in five Premier League appearances this season. Sanchez travelled with the squad to London on Friday but was not even named on the bench for Saturday’s early kick-off. Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard did not travel with the team and miss out, while £47 million summer signing Fred is only named as a substitute. Asked why Sanchez and Valencia are missing for the match against West Ham, Mourinho told BT Sport: ‘Options, it’s options.’ Asked if playing away from Old Trafford is easier, Mourinho replied: ‘I don’t want to say that because I would be very sad if that was the reality. ‘The best thing is to play football with your fans, to play foot...
Liverpool’s Klopp Talks Up Chelsea Title Chances
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Liverpool’s Klopp Talks Up Chelsea Title Chances

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has expressed his admiration for Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri and stressed that the Blues are strong contenders for the Premier League title. Jürgen Klopp Chelsea — in Sarri’s first season at Stamford Bridge — have 16 points out of a possible 18 in the Premier League so far, two fewer than leaders Liverpool. The two clubs meet in London on Saturday but on Wednesday they clash in the third round of the League Cup. READ ALSO: Cousin appointed sole Gabon coach after Aubameyang’s father rejects job At his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Klopp said when asked about Sarri: “It is the biggest change of system I ever saw in such a short period of time. Wow. Style completely (different). What a manager he is, to be honest. “I’m pretty much a s...
Van Dijk Faces Fitness Test Ahead Of Chelsea Clash
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Van Dijk Faces Fitness Test Ahead Of Chelsea Clash

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk faces a fitness test to be ready for Wednesday’s League Cup clash with Chelsea, while fellow defender Dejan Lovren is available after shaking off a pelvic injury, manager Juergen Klopp said on Tuesday. Van Dijk Van Dijk sustained a knock to an earlier rib injury and was substituted in the second half of Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday. READ ALSO: Salah wins FIFA Puskas award A result that left the early Premier League pace-setters with six wins from as many games. “He is much better. It’s still a bit painful, nothing else.We will see how we deal with that. It’s not too serious, but it’s not nothing, so that needs to settle for sure. “We will see how he is today and make a decision about him,” Klopp told reporters ahead of...
Hazard Can Be Premier League Top-Scorer, Says Chelsea’s Sarri
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Hazard Can Be Premier League Top-Scorer, Says Chelsea’s Sarri

Eden Hazard can score 40 goals this season and win the Premier League Golden Boot, according to Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri after the Belgium forward scored a hat-trick to maintain the club’s perfect start to the season. Chelsea’s Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on August 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO Sarri believes Hazard can become the best player in Europe and outstrip even arch poachers Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah following his three goals in a 4-1 victory against Cardiff on Saturday. READ ALSO: Mercedes cautions despite Hamilton’s Singapore ‘stardust’ “We have spoken and I told him...
Fulham Boss Jokanovic Coy Over New Deal
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Fulham Boss Jokanovic Coy Over New Deal

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic says he is focused on the club's Premier League campaign rather than worrying about his contract, reports Sky Sports. It has been reported the Serbian, who was appointed in December 2015, has delayed discussions about extending his commitment to the London club, who he guided to promotion via the play-offs last season. Asked about his contract situation, Jokanovic said: "This is not the first time I got this question and in general I prefer not to make contact about private things. "This is job is in the hands of my agent and the club. When I have some kind of news I can share, I will share with all the people. "In this moment, I am focused only about the Premier League, about competition. I am fully motivated to be successful with my team and this...
Ousted Pakistani Premier Starts Defiant Rally To Hometown
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Ousted Pakistani Premier Starts Defiant Rally To Hometown

Pakistan’s removed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif began a rally in a defiant show of political power after a Supreme Court decision disqualified him from office late last month over undeclared assets. Sharif, ignoring security threats, left Punjab House in the capital Islamabad on Wednesday morning for his hometown Lahore. The rally will cover a distance of about 300km in two days and is likely to reach Lahore by Thursday evening. Thousands supporting Sharif and his Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) party thronged the capital to join the rally, setting up camps along the route he is expected to take and address supporters. “Nawaz Sharif is still our prime minister,” said worker Niaz Ahmad, who wore a lion costume and chanted, “Lion, Lion!” referring to the election symbol of Sharif’s...
Taiwan MPs In Second Day Of Fighting
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Taiwan MPs In Second Day Of Fighting

In a second day of chaos, parliamentarians in Taiwan wielded chairs above their heads and threw water balloons as they brawled over a controversial infrastructure project. On Thursday, rival legislators grabbed each other’s throats in fisticuffs during a review of the budget for the project. The plan is one of President Tsai Ing-wen’s signature proposals and includes building light rail lines, flood control measures and green energy facilities. But the opposition Kuomintang party is against the project, saying it favours cities and counties faithful to Ms Tsai’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and has been devised to secure support for the party ahead of next year’s regional elections. Critics have also questioned the whopping NT$420 billion (S$19 billion) cost of the...
Modi To Be First Indian Premier To Visit Israel
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Modi To Be First Indian Premier To Visit Israel

Narendra Modi will become the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel, when he arrives on Tuesday. Modi, who recently said India and the Jewish state share a “deep and centuries-old” connection, is expected to agree military and cyber security deals. Observers note he will not travel to Ramallah or meet Palestinian leaders, as visiting dignitaries often do. The visit is seen by some as a turning point in India’s position on Israel. India and Israel have had diplomatic relations for 25 years, but it has always been a balancing act given India’s sizeable Muslim population. The two countries have been working closely together for years on counter-terrorism, defence, agriculture and the water and energy sectors. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has hailed the meeting as a “a...
Lives Of Nigerians In Diaspora With Jennifer Gentet Premier On The 19th June
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Lives Of Nigerians In Diaspora With Jennifer Gentet Premier On The 19th June

Reality TV show, Lives Of Nigerians In Diaspora With Jennifer Gentet to make TV debut in Nigeria and in the U.K. Jennifer makes the announcement on social media. "Watch us every Monday at 3:30 pm on Silver Bird Television on DSTV Channel 252 | GOTV Channel 92\192 | ACTV Channel 202 | CONSAT Channel 804 | STARTIME Channel 109.  Also watch new episodes on our YOUTUBE channel "ICC SHOW TV" .We also broacast on SKY PLATFORM in the UK in coming weeks. Thank you all for all your supports, Bless you all and Rock-on. ????"
‘In A Strange Land’, A Star Stud London Premier Which Drove A Message Home!
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‘In A Strange Land’, A Star Stud London Premier Which Drove A Message Home!

The anticipated London premieres of In a Strange Land, took place on Friday, June 9th, 2017. The Anti-Slavery/Human trafficking movie by Inspiration Production, produced by Actress Roseline Sanni-Ajose and directed by Teri Ekuerahare received a well-deserved applause and congratulatory message from attendees. Co-produced by William Keme, In a Strange Land is an emotional movie which focused on Modern slavery in the form of abuse and human trafficking mostly in the UK. The premiere night was attended by exceptional people who cares and wants to make a stop to this issue. Amongst them includes; Kevin Hyland OBE, UK's first independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner aims and is leading efforts to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking. Kevin Hyland OBE is the United Kingdom's first Independ...
Jim Iyke’s “A Star In Heaven” Movie To Premier On May 25th
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Jim Iyke’s “A Star In Heaven” Movie To Premier On May 25th

Nollywood superstar Jim Iyke in a new blockbuster movie titled 'A Star In Heaven' is set to shock the world with a new controversial role. Caught up in a web of immigration blackmail, intellectual theft and greed, Kayode (Jim Iyke) is a genius on the verge of creating a breakthrough software 'Stargate'. With his invention on the threshold of being stolen by corporate powers, with threats to unveil his illegal immigration status and with pressure from a nagging blackmailing wife (Belinda Effah) Kayode must find a spiritual balance to put his life and invention back in order.. The movie produced by OGPlus Films and directed by Afe Olumowe is set to premier at the Silverbird Cinemas on Thursday 25th May, 2017. Make sure you see it!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2HeN7GWDlI
Dayo Amusa, Yemi Jacobs Involved In Accident With Dami Adenuga
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Dayo Amusa, Yemi Jacobs Involved In Accident With Dami Adenuga

Nollywood Actresses, Dayo Amusa along with her colleagues, Yemi Jacobs and consultant, Dami Adenuga met with an accident on their way back from Ibadan where they went to premier Dayo Amusa's movie "Pathetic". The accident happened along the Ibadan-Ijebu expressway. Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgL1DOOulys

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