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NBA star, Kyrie Irving says refusal to get vaccinated is about ‘what’s best for me’ as he’s banned from playing
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NBA star, Kyrie Irving says refusal to get vaccinated is about ‘what’s best for me’ as he’s banned from playing

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, who is one of the NBA's most prominent players not vaccinated against Covid-19, has said that he didn’t want to lose salary or a chance to compete for a championship but is doing “what’s best for himself” by refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine. The Nets decided on Tuesday that Irving wouldn’t be with the team because he isn’t eligible to play in home games, where a New York mandate requires professional athletes on one of the city’s teams to be vaccinated to practice or play in public venues. Speaking on Instagram Live, Irving said he loved basketball and wasn’t going to retire. “I am doing what’s best for me. I know the consequences here and if it means that I’m judged and demonized for that, that’s just what it is,” Irving said. “That’s the r...
EPL: I underrated Most Players – Lampard admits, Regrets departure of one Chelsea star
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EPL: I underrated Most Players – Lampard admits, Regrets departure of one Chelsea star

Former Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard has admitted that he underrated most of his players during his spell at Derby County. Lampard also said that Nigerian-born England international, Fikayo Tomori ‘didn’t really understand’ that he (Lampard) was trying to help him become a better player. Tomori starred at Derby while on loan from Chelsea during Lampard’s spell at Derby and again featured prominently upon his return to Stamford Bridge after Lampard rejoined Chelsea as manager. But with the signing of Thiago Silva, Tomori, however, quickly fell down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and had to join AC Milan on loan before making the deal a permanent one in the summer. He has impressed since making the switch to Italy and Lampard is not totally pleased about the w...
‘Eddie gives Arsenal a lesson every day’ – Arteta in awe of Nketiah’s display against Wimbledon
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‘Eddie gives Arsenal a lesson every day’ – Arteta in awe of Nketiah’s display against Wimbledon

The Gunners boss was very impressed with the Ghanaian prospect’s stellar display against Mark Robinson’s Dons on Wednesday night Eddie Nketiah gives Arsenal a lesson every day on how professionals should live, according to Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta. Despite reports linking the Anglo-Ghanaian out of the Emirates Stadium next summer, the 22-year-old put in a fine performance in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup game against Wimbledon. Nketiah was among the goal scorers as the North London side silenced the Dons 3-0 to qualify for the competition’s fourth round.  
Solskjaer Reveals how Ronaldo Demanded no.7 shirt from Cavani
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Solskjaer Reveals how Ronaldo Demanded no.7 shirt from Cavani

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed that it was Cristiano Ronaldo who phoned Edinson Cavani and asked about wearing the no.7 shirt on his return to the club. Cavani has been wearing the shirt which Ronaldo wore during his first spell. However, following the 36-year-old’s arrival from Juventus, he spoke with Cavani and asked to take it back. Cavani will now wear the no. 21 shirt which became vacant after Daniel James joined Leeds United. Solskjaer said: “It’s one of these things that Edison has been remarkable, played really, really well last season. Cristiano rang Edinson and they spoke with each other. “To pass up his shirt, it just shows the respect he’s got for Cristiano but also Cristiano speaking to Edinson shows the respect the...
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Aisha Buhari Cup: Atletico Madrid’s Kgatlana, AC Milan’s Jane top South Africa squad

Banyana Banyana have named a solid team for this month’s football showpiece billed for Lagos South Africa have named a strong squad to participate in the maiden edition of the Aisha Buhari Cup. Paired alongside Ghana and Cameroon in Group B, the five-time African Women’s Championship runners-up are hoping to qualify for the knockout phase with the ambition of emerging as winners. According to the list announced by coach Desiree Ellis, 19 local-based professionals made the cut alongside six foreign-based pros that includes Atletico Madrid’s Thembi Kgatlana and Glasgow City’s Janine Van Wyk.
‘I thought I was too tough to need help’ – Pulisic opens up on mental health battles Ryan Tolmich
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‘I thought I was too tough to need help’ – Pulisic opens up on mental health battles Ryan Tolmich

The Chelsea star says he has since learned the true definition of strength as he's opened up about his own struggles Christian Pulisic says he often felt he was too tough to ask for help, as the Chelsea star believes it is vital for people to understand the importance of speaking to professionals about mental health. Pulisic recently opened up about his own struggles with mental health and how speaking to a therapist has helped him throughout his time at Chelsea. He said that, at one point, he felt that talking to a professional was a sign of weakness, with the U.S. men's national team (USMNT) star saying that he now understands it's a sign of self-awareness and strength.
Leo DaSilva posts professional birthday photos on Instagram shortly after calling it a “nonsense tradition ” on Twitter
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Leo DaSilva posts professional birthday photos on Instagram shortly after calling it a “nonsense tradition ” on Twitter

Big Brother Naija star, Leo DaSilva was called out after he posted one thing on Twitter then another on Instagram. The former reality star who turns 29 today took to Twitter to write: "Who started this nonsense tradition where you need to do photoshoot for your birthdays." Meanwhile, on Instagram, he posted professional photos taken during a photoshoot by a professional photographer. Some followers pointed out his hypocrisy but he ignored.
FG Orders JOHESU and NARD to Withdraw Strike notices
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FG Orders JOHESU and NARD to Withdraw Strike notices

The federal government said it has directed the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) to withdraw their strike notices immediately pending when both unions harmonize their positions on the new hazard allowance for health workers. The Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, stated this Friday, July 9, after a meeting that started on Thursday night, July 8, and ended on Friday morning in Abuja. Ngige condemned both unions over their disagreement on how to share the 300 per cent increment on hazard allowances, which came to a quantum amount of N37.5 billion. According to him, the government gave enough time to the two bodies of the health unions and professionals to harmonise their different positions on the hazard allowance, but the...
De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Salah and Kane make the PFA Team of the Year (See full list)
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De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Salah and Kane make the PFA Team of the Year (See full list)

Premier league Golden boot winner, Harry Kane, Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes and Liverpool’s Mo Salah  have made the Professional Footballer's Association (PFA) Team of the year. Premier League champions Manchester City have dominated the 2020-21 PFA Team of the Year with six members of Pep Guardiola’s squad voted into the side by their fellow professionals. Goalkeeper Ederson, defenders Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias and John Stones and midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan were the players included after City finished 12 points clear at the top of the table. Ederson won the Premier League’s Golden Glove award for the second consecutive campaign after keeping the most clean sheets (19) and the Brazilian was assisted by his defenders, including Dias who was na...
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola named LMA Manager of the Year
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola named LMA Manager of the Year

Manchester City's Pep Guardiola has been named the League Managers' Association manager of the year. Guardiola led City to a third Premier League title in four seasons, 12 points clear of nearest rivals Manchester United, and a fourth consecutive League Cup. The club also won this season's Carabao Cup and will face Chelsea in the Champions League final on Saturday. The five other managers in contention were Leeds' Marcelo Bielsa, Norwich City's Daniel Farke, Chelsea Women's Emma Hayes, David Moyes of West Ham and Leicester's Brendan Rodgers. "I am delighted to win the LMA manager of the year award for the second time," said Guardiola, who previously won it in 2017-18. "It is, for me, such a special trophy to win because it is voted for by my fellow managers. An award lik...
House of Reps set to Legalize the Use of Indian Hemp for Economic Benefits – Spokesperson Benjamin Okezie Kalu
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House of Reps set to Legalize the Use of Indian Hemp for Economic Benefits – Spokesperson Benjamin Okezie Kalu

The spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Okezie Kalu, says the lower chamber of the National Assembly is set to legalize the use of Indian Hemp in Nigeria for economic benefit. Kalu announced this at a press conference on the benefits and opportunities of Cannabis in Akure, Ondo state. According to Kalu, the House of Representatives has concluded an arrangement to organize a two-day stakeholders roundtable on the benefits of the weed that will be attended by scientists, medical and pharmaceutical professionals, farmers, insurance companies, executives, and private sector investors, He said the roundtable is scheduled to hold between June 7 and 8. He explained that countries such as South Africa and others are currently reaping high revenue from cannabis which th...
Brazilian sex workers go on strike for a week to demand they are among ‘front line’ workers to get ‘priority’ Covid-19 vaccines
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Brazilian sex workers go on strike for a week to demand they are among ‘front line’ workers to get ‘priority’ Covid-19 vaccines

Sex workers in the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte in Brazil have gone on strike for a week, demanding to be included in the group of front-line workers receiving priority coronavirus vaccines. Thousands of sex workers in the city have been forced by pandemic-related closure of hotels, where they rented rooms to sell their services -- to solicit for clients on the street, they say. "We are in the front line, moving the economy and we are at risk," Cida Vieira, president of the Association of Prostitutes of Minas Gerais state, told AFP. "We need to get vaccinated." Vieira and other women held a protest Monday, April 5, in a street where they used to ply their trade, waving placards declaring: "Sex workers are professionals" and "Sex work and health." "We are part...
Guardiola Blasts VAR, Premier League after Southampton Win
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Guardiola Blasts VAR, Premier League after Southampton Win

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has demanded answers from the Premier League on the use of VAR. City were denied a penalty, after Phil Foden was felled by Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy during their 5-2 win on Wednesday. Guardiola was left furious at the decision, made with the score still at 1-1. “The VAR, oh my God. The penalty is incredible. The action, I don’t understand. “Maybe they [the league] will explain one day. Hopefully they can explain what is going on. “The referees are professionals. They have to do their jobs. I don’t see how Arsenal, the handball, against Burnley, is disallowed. Fulham in the Tottenham game. Explain it. Incredible. “Tonight, the referee Jon [Moss] cannot see the foul, that can happen, but the VAR? You have to ask the rig...
Benue Man Cuts Off his Penis to be Able to Control his Libido
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Benue Man Cuts Off his Penis to be Able to Control his Libido

A man in Benue state has cut off part of his genitals to curb his libido. Terhemen Anongo, popularly called Doc K or Bob Korna, is a resident of Gboko in Benue state. As he couldn't control his thirst for women, he decided to take the advice in the Bible by cutting off that which causes him to sin. Anongo is popularly called Doctor K because he was a student of the University of Ibadan medical school. He dropped out in his final year in 2007 owing to psychiatric reasons and has been living alone in his father’s house, having chased out all other relatives who he accused of being behind his plight. Despite dropping out of school, he is highly articulate and seen as intelligent. He transports traders’ goods in a wheelbarrow to make ends meet. But one thing he couldn...
Dubai Royal Family Responds to Allegations of Holding Princess Latifa Hostage since she tried to Flee the country in 2018
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Dubai Royal Family Responds to Allegations of Holding Princess Latifa Hostage since she tried to Flee the country in 2018

Dubai's royal family has responded to allegations made by Princess Latifa in secret recordings that she has been held hostage against her will since 2018 when she tried to flee the country. In the secretly recorded videos released this week, the princess, who is daughter to Dubai ruler, Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, said she feared for her life and she was told by police officers she wouldn't 'see the sun again.' The footage prompted global calls for a UN investigation. The UN human rights agency then asked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide proof that the princess is still alive. The royal family through the UAE embassy has now released a statement but there was no video or photo released with the family's statement which could serve as proof of life, nor did the ...
UAE Announces 10-year Golden Visa Approval For Professionals
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UAE Announces 10-year Golden Visa Approval For Professionals

The Dubai Media Office Today announced on twitter that it has approved a 10-year golden visa for PhD holders, ALL doctors, engineers in the fields of computer engineering, electronics, programming, electricity and biotechnology, as well as graduates from accredited universities who score 3.8 and above .@HHShkMohd:Today we approved the granting of the 10-year golden visa to all PhD holders, all doctors, engineers in the fields of computer engineering, electronics, programming, electricity and biotechnology, as well as graduates from accredited universities who score 3.8 & above
Victor Osimhen Clears air on Agreeing Deal with Napoli
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Victor Osimhen Clears air on Agreeing Deal with Napoli

Lille striker, Victor Osimhen, has denied reports suggesting that he has agreed on a deal to Napoli. Reports had emerged this week that the Nigerian striker is willing to join the Serie A side and has demanded a five-year contract worth €4million per year. However, the 21-year-old, who also drew the interest of Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Liverpool in the past, dismissed the report in an interview with Omasports. “A lot of fake news about me agreeing on a deal with Napoli is sickening for real,” Osimhen said. “I am surprised at the journalists that say they are professionals. I find it amazing.
”We are in search of the COVID-19 patient that was whisked away from our Isolation center”- Delta state Health Commissioner tells LIB
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”We are in search of the COVID-19 patient that was whisked away from our Isolation center”- Delta state Health Commissioner tells LIB

Dr Mordi Ononye, the Commissioner for Health in Delta state, says the state government is currently in search of the COVID-19 patient that was ''whisked away by seven men'' from the Federal Medical Center COVID19 patients Isolation center in Asaba on Monday, June 1, The state Ministry of Health released a statement on Monday night, announcing that a 53-year-old Nurse, Michael Mordi, who tested positive for the virus, was whisked away from the center by some men. According to the Ministry, Mordi has been problematic since he was taken into the Isolation after he tested positive for the virus on May 24. When LIB contacted the patient, he confirmed he has indeed left the Isolation center but that he left on the advice of the medical doctors at the center. Mordi said his grouse with ...
3rd Case of Coronavirus Recorded in Delta
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3rd Case of Coronavirus Recorded in Delta

Delta state has recorded its third case of Coronavirus. The state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, announced this on his Twitter handle this evening. He wrote We have just confirmed the third case of #COVID19 in Delta State. The patient, a male, was diagnosed today in Asaba, our state capital and is currently being managed by our healthcare professionals in one of our isolation centers.'' The second Coronavirus in the state died on Thursday. The first is still in the state Isolation center.
Nigerian Woman From Delta Dies Of Coronavirus In UK
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Nigerian Woman From Delta Dies Of Coronavirus In UK

A Deltan, Mrs Sheba Ogheneovo Kudehinbu, née Eferoghene, has reportedly died of the pandemic Coronavirus in the United Kingdom, The Nation reports. The deceased who is a native of Ughievwen Kingdom in Ughelli South council area of Delta State, was said to have died Friday morning, after battling with the disease for days. National Coordinator of the Urhobo Renaissance Society (URS), a body of academia and professionals of Urhobo nationality, Prof. Hope Eghagha, disclosed this via a post on the group’s Facebook page late Friday. The deceased has been living in the United Kingdom with her family. Late Sheba becomes the first Deltan and Urhobo native reported to have died of the ravaging disease. “Sad to announce that we lost this beautiful sister of ours and member of URS Okpo...
Cristiano Ronaldo Sends Message of Support to Teammate Daniele Rugani who Tested Positive for Coronavirus
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Cristiano Ronaldo Sends Message of Support to Teammate Daniele Rugani who Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a message of support to everyone suffering from Coronavirus including his Juventus teammate Daniele Rugani who tested positive to the novel virus. Ronaldo has been in quarantine in Portugal since last week and tested negative to the virus but not everyone even in the sporting circle has been so lucky. Numerous football stars like Chelsea's Hudson Odoi and Arsenal coach have been affected, including Ronaldo’s Juventus teammate Daniel Rugani, who tested possitive, and Ronaldo who is in Madeira, Portugal with the rest of his family says everyone should follow the instructions of the World Health Organization in dealing with the virus. “The world is going through a very difficult moment which demands the utmost care and attention fro...
Coronavirus: Barcelona Stars including Lionel Messi go into Quarantine
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Coronavirus: Barcelona Stars including Lionel Messi go into Quarantine

Spanish giants, Barcelona is the latest club to be hit by the coronavirus outbreak as the whole squad including Lionel Messi have been quarantined. The news comes days after their arch-rivals Real Madrid's squad were also put on lockdown after a player from the club's basketball team tested positive for coronavirus at their training HQ. Barcelona have now been forced to suspend all activity until further notice with players told to undertake personalised regimes at home. The decision was made after meeting on Friday, which was attended by club president Josep Maria Bartomeu and a series of medical professionals. A statement from Barcelona read: "Given the health situation and following the recommendations of the Club's medical managers, the first soccer team suspends all its ...
Borno State Governor Appoints Igbo, Yoruba Indigenes as Special Advisers
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Borno State Governor Appoints Igbo, Yoruba Indigenes as Special Advisers

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has appointed an Igbo man, Kesta Ogualili from Anambra state  and a Yoruba indigene, Yusuf Alao from Oyo state as special advisers in his cabinet. According to the state governor, both men who are professionals, have lived in Borno State for many years and have been actively supporting the All Progressives Congress (APC) and so deserve to be part of his government. The state Deputy Governor, Umar Kadafur, who represented the governor at the swearing-in ceremony of the 26 advisers, administered oaths of office and allegiance on them. The others swore in were Sheikh Modu Mustapha, Ali Damasak, Mustapha Bulu, Hussaini Gambo, Bukar Ardoram, Tukur Mshelia, Tijjani Modu, Inna Galadima, Zarah Bukar, Mustapha Sandabe, Gadau Ngurno,...
World’s Fattest Boy Shows Off Incredible Body Transformation After Losing more than 30 Stone
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World’s Fattest Boy Shows Off Incredible Body Transformation After Losing more than 30 Stone

13-year-old boy who was once dubbed "the world's fattest boy" has made huge progress in his weight loss journey. Arya Permana, 13, who hails from West Java in Indonesia, has lost a whopping 17 stone and the transformation is highly impressive. This comes four years after he made headlines for weighing an eye-watering 30 stone. Arya, who weighed a normal 7lb when he was born, before his weight exploded by the age of two, was able to achieve this major weight loss under the guidance of Indonesian bodybuilder Ade Rai and a team of health professionals. His strict training regime was accompanied with a healthy diet and medical treatment. Arya's father Ade Somantri explained how the transformation was because of a simple three-step routine. "Arya managed to lose weight th...
Bishop Oyedepo Fumes As Highly Placed Living Faith Church Officials Steal Millions From Treasury
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Bishop Oyedepo Fumes As Highly Placed Living Faith Church Officials Steal Millions From Treasury

According  to a report by The Nation, millions of naira allegedly stolen by some highly placed officials of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, a.k.a. Winners Chapel, drew the presiding Bishop of the church, Dr. David Oyedepo, into a rage at the empowerment summit organised for ordained workers of the church last Saturday. The annual event, which is usually attended by pastors, zonal ministers and their assistants, deacons, ushers and other ordained workers of the church, where they are acquainted with the church’s programme for the year, was presided over by Oyedepo, while his deputy, Bishop David Abioye, was also in attendance. Both men ministered powerfully. Oyedepo ministered on service, while Abioye spoke on consistency in service. Towards the end of the programme, however,...
Nikki Laoye Reacts to Pastor Antwi Calling Church Instrumentalists Demanding Money Thieves
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Nikki Laoye Reacts to Pastor Antwi Calling Church Instrumentalists Demanding Money Thieves

Nigerian gospel artiste, Nikki Laoye has joined Sammie Okposo to react to the video of Pastor Antwi calling church instrumentalists demanding money thieves. She took to her social media page to react to the viral video, she wrote; Really sad to see and hear this .. We are all different parts of one body that make up the church experience in different ways. And many musicians actually do music full time for a living.. If anyone decides to serve for free, that’s their personal decision but anyone who decides to work full time and be paid, that decision should be respected as well. They are professionals who went through training to harness their skills and not hungry boys who have no work so they play in church (which is the way some ppl look at mu...
Gov. Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman Submits List Of 16 Commissioners, 9 Are Women
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Gov. Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman Submits List Of 16 Commissioners, 9 Are Women

Nine women were among the 16 names nominated as commissioners by Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Mr. Rafiu Ajakaye said in Ilorin on Tuesday that their names had been forwarded to the House of Assembly for clearance. He said with the nine women on the list, the female gender would represent 56. 25 per cent, while men would be 43. 75 per cent of the coming executive council (exco). “With the inclusion of five women on the list of the fresh nominees sent to the Assembly, Governor AbdulRazaq has gone down in history as Nigeria’s most gender-friendly governor,” Ajakaye said. He said the inclusion of nine women in the exco was in fulfilment of the promise the governor made to compensate them for not having representatives in the...
Luiz Identifies Arsenal’s Danger-man Ahead of Final in Baku
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Luiz Identifies Arsenal’s Danger-man Ahead of Final in Baku

Chelsea defender, David Luiz has named former teammate, Petr Cech, as Arsenal’s danger man ahead of both teams’ clash in the Europa League final in Baku. The Blues will come up against former team-mate, Cech, in what will be the veteran goalkeeper’s last game before retirement. Luiz said he was determined to make sure that Cech, who left Stamford Bridge for Arsenal in 2015, ends a glittering career on the losing side. “Pete is fantastic, a great person, a great man. The best goalkeeper I played with. One of the best professionals I had the opportunity to work with,” Luiz was quoted by Mirror UK as saying. “I wish Petr could be on our side. I hope he plays a good game, but I hope we win against him.” Talking about the Europa League fi...
Ladipo, Onigbinde Pay Tribute to Thunder Balogun’s Wife
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Ladipo, Onigbinde Pay Tribute to Thunder Balogun’s Wife

The President-General of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, and the former chief coach of the Super Eagles, Adegboye Onigbinde, have extolled the virtues of the wife of Nigeria’s football legend, Teslim ‘Thunder’ Balogun, Alhaja Mulikat as the family celebrates her 21 years memorial. Ladipo, said, Alhaja Mulikat was indirectly responsible for the great contributions and indelible mark her husband made to the development of football in Nigeria. “It was Alhaja Mulikat, an astute football lover that convinced Teslim Balogun to return to Nigeria from England where ‘Thunder’ was playing as the first Nigerian to sign a club deal to play in the English league. He was a player of Queens Park Rangers and it was the late Premier of Western Nigeria, Chief Obafemi Awolow...
France 2019: Super Falcons Arrive in Austria
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France 2019: Super Falcons Arrive in Austria

African champions Nigeria have landed at the Avita Resort facility in the Austrian city of Bad Tatzmannsdorf for a two-week residential camping ahead of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals. A delegation including nine home-based professionals and technical and administrative staff departed from Abuja on Monday night aboard an Air France flight, and travelled from Paris to the Austrian capital, Vienna on Tuesday morning before connecting Bad Tatzmannsdorf. At the airport in Vienna, nine overseas-based professionals from different parts of the world joined the contingent, taking the number of players to 18. With England-based Ini-Abasi Umotong already waiting in camp, that made the total number 19, with only eight more expected. The world-renown Avita Resort is the same facili...
Nigerian Govt Moves to Sack Unqualified Teachers
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Nigerian Govt Moves to Sack Unqualified Teachers

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, on Tuesday, directed the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) to sack unqualified teachers across the country. Adamu stated this in Jos, the Plateau State capital, during the 6th induction ceremony of 400 newly graduated teachers trained by the University of Jos. The Minister, who spoke through the Registrar and Chief Executive, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, said “The Honourable Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu has directed the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) that after December 31 2019, all those teaching without the requisite qualification should be disengaged.” According to him, “A task force will be constituted to enforce the order of ...
Nigeria Has Enough Doctors – Ngige Says he was Misquoted
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Nigeria Has Enough Doctors – Ngige Says he was Misquoted

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has denied saying doctors are free to leave Nigeria, as we have more than enough in the country. The Minister, who claimed to have been misquoted, said what he actually said was that since there was sufficient space for residency training for medical doctors in the country, graduate of medicine who could not find space for such training were free to seek such training in other countries and become professionals in their chosen field. In a statement signed by Nwachukwu Obidiwe, his Special Assistant on Media, Ngige described the controversies that had trailed his comment as unnecessary, calling for a deeper understanding of the issue in question. He said; “I speak from the vantage position of being a medical doctor and memb...
The 7 Courses To Replace Mass Communication Degree In Nigeria
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The 7 Courses To Replace Mass Communication Degree In Nigeria

Professors, professionals and practitioners of communication in Nigeria presented new communication curricula to National Universities Commission (NUC). Proponents of the new curricula worked on it for over two years and have been advocating for its acceptance and adoption. They include professors and senior lecturers from the departments of mass communication/communication studies of numerous universities spread across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria. Others that were part of the advocacy for acceptance of the new curricula are regulatory agencies such as the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and Nigerian Press Council (NPC); professional bodies such as the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), Nigerian Institute of Pu...
Relegation-Threatened Dijon Upset Lyon
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Relegation-Threatened Dijon Upset Lyon

Lyon slipped to a second damaging defeat this week as a 3-1 loss to struggling Dijon and a hostile atmosphere at the Groupama Stadium piled the pressure on Bruno Genesio on Saturday. The 52-year-old coach had been told by president Jean-Michel Aulas that he would be offered a two-year contract extension if Lyon reached the French Cup final and finished in the Ligue 1 top three. But a 3-2 Cup semi-final defeat by Rennes on Tuesday put his future in doubt, and fans on Saturday unfurled banners calling for Genesio’s departure. “We had already been eliminated on Tuesday. It’s unacceptable,” said goalkeeper Anthony Lopes, who added that the players need to put Genesio’s unstable situation to the back of their minds. “We are professionals. We must know what to do. We know that it’s f...
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Athletes are among the highest paid sports professionals in the world

Athletes are among the highest paid sports professionals in the world, depending on the sport that one participates in. The highest paying sports include NFL, NBA, Golf, Soccer, and Boxing. The money earned by various sports does not just result from the sale of tickets. In fact, endorsements by world-renowned brands are highly involved in sports revenue. According to the Forbes report in 2018, the top 100 best athletes combined raked in a staggering $3.8 billion (the report captured these figures within a period of 12 months). The sports personalities came from 11 different sports and 23 different countries. Floyd Mayweather led as the top-earning athlete with a whopping $285 million. The United States produced the highest earners, especially from the NBA. Soccer players were also among t...
Professionals & Veterans Take Centre Stage at Ikeja Golf Club
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Professionals & Veterans Take Centre Stage at Ikeja Golf Club

The Captain’s Day celebration of the Ikeja Golf Club continued Wednesday, with professionals and veterans hitting the golf course. Already, 16 professionals and over 30 veterans were on hand to showcase their skills on the golf course. Among the professionals present were Kola Jacobson, Olu Obadina and Saliu Liman. The club captain, Bola Temowo, took part in the veterans’ category. The competition continues tomorrow, with the Ladies’ competition. At the opening of the competition on Monday, Senior Kazeem Fadesere, competing in the Caddies and Staff senior category, emerged winner with 74gross, while Junior Micheal Aquoqum won the junior Caddies and Staff category with 94gross. The Captain’s Day marks the end of Temowo’s captaincy of the club. The men’s compe...
Ikeja Golf Club Celebrates Captain’s Day
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Ikeja Golf Club Celebrates Captain’s Day

Activities marking the end of the tenure of Ikeja Golf Club Captain, Mr. Bola Temowo, kick off at the weekend at the Club’s grounds at the Government Reservation Area, Ikeja, Lagos. The activities, which will run till Saturday, March 23rd, are mainly competitions. Each day is marked by a competition and celebration climaxes with prize presentation ceremony at a gala nite. The event kicked off with the Caddies and Staff Competition. Today, it will be the turn of the Professionals and the Veterans while Wednesday is set aside for the Ladies’ Competition. Thursday is earmarked for a Special Kitty. The main event of the week starts on Friday with the Men’s Competition (Handicap 18 – 30), while the Men’s Competition (Handicap 0 – 17) holds on Saturday. The ceremony will end wit...
Awoniyi, Nwakali Top Olympic Eagles’ Squad for Libya Clash
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Awoniyi, Nwakali Top Olympic Eagles’ Squad for Libya Clash

Ahead of their first round, first leg Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifying match against Libya in the Tunisian city of Bengerdan tomorrow, the Nigeria Under-23 squad departed the shores of the country through Lagos in the early hours of Monday aboard a Royal Air Maroc flight. Head Coach Imama Amapakabo named a 23-man squad for the game. After camping for almost three weeks, the former Enugu Rangers’ coach opted for a mixture of local and foreign-based professionals for the battle against the Libyans. In the list of home-based players are Flying Eagles shot-stopper Olawale Oremade who led two other goalkeepers whilst Lobi Star’s trio of John Lazarus, Ebube Duru, and Ugochukwu Anumudu also made the cut. Other home-based players in the party include Akwa United full-back Etiboy ...
Nigeria vs Seychelles: Ighalo, Iwobi Storm Camp Ahead of 2019 AFCON
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Nigeria vs Seychelles: Ighalo, Iwobi Storm Camp Ahead of 2019 AFCON

Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, and Semi Ajayi were among the first arrivals in the Super Eagles’ camp in Asaba on Monday ahead of Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Seychelles. The team take on the Pirates of Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi Stadium from 4p.m. on Friday. A statement by Ademola Olajire NFF’s Director of Communications said that nine players, including forward Ighalo, and midfielders Iwobi and Ajayi were among first arrivals at the team’s camp in Asaba. “Goalkeepers Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi are all in town, as well as home –based professionals Ikouwem Utin, Ndifreke Effiong and Valentine Ozornwafor. “The bulk of the invited group of 23 will come in on Tuesday, with the international friendly aga...
Agbakoba Legal to Begin Title Defence against Olaniwun Ajayi
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Agbakoba Legal to Begin Title Defence against Olaniwun Ajayi

Champions Olisa Agbakoba Legal is to begin the defence of the Bankole Olumide Aluko (BOA) Lawyers’ Football League title against Olaniwun Ajayi on Sunday at the AstroTurf 2000 in Ikoyi, Lagos. OAL will be aiming to start the cup defence with almost the same team that defeated Falana & Falana in the final of the last edition as this 17th edition begins with fanfare on Sunday. Nineteen distinguished law firms are participating in this edition pushed forward due to the elections that held in the country in the past fortnight. According to organisers of the lawyers’ league, 19 teams would be participating in the tournament, with seven mergers. “The teams are divided into four groups with eight matches to be played every Sunday over a five- week period, Match time for each gam...
The Fantastic Journey in Unveiling the Newest Smartphone Sensation
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The Fantastic Journey in Unveiling the Newest Smartphone Sensation

From teasing Nigerians by facilitating the Lagos Photo week to hosting a one of a kind launch of a revolutionary smartphone. From partying with MTV Base to embarking on a tour that showcased the beautiful sights of Dubai and Seychellesand finally a partnership with Radisson Hotel and FilmHouse Cinemas to give four couples a memorable Valentine, the Camon 11-series by TECNO definitely had an amazing entry into the Nigerian Market, allowing people to capture more beauty. As the Camon 11 series enjoyed an astonishing ride in the first month of its release, it also trended across several social media platforms. Let’s relive the moments together. TECNO brings Lagos to life with amazing camera and A.I technology As a prequel to the launch of the Camon 11, TECNO Mobile collabo...
Stop Giving Marital Advice – Lami Phillips to Newly Weds
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Stop Giving Marital Advice – Lami Phillips to Newly Weds

Singer Lami Phillips has taken to Twitter to advice newly weds, especially the ones are quick in giving marital advice. The singer wants them to hold back on giving “marital advice” for a while and they should get some work experience before they begin to bear the thought they are professionals in the marriage business. She wrote; “Dear newlywed, don’t be quick to expose your marriage.. let it cook first before serving it.. also.. hold back “marital advice” for a while.. get some work experience before you teach. Every marriage is unique, no b 1 size fits all.” Dear newlywed, don’t be quick to expose your marriage.. let it cook first before serving it.. also.. hold back “marital advice” for a while.. get some work experience before you teach. Every marriage is unique, no b ...
Group Organises Made-in-Nigeria Exhibition in Cote’d voire
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Group Organises Made-in-Nigeria Exhibition in Cote’d voire

The Export Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in collaboration with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) have conducted arrangement to organise a Made-in-Nigeria Exhibition (MINE) programme in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. The programme is being organised under the umbrella of the Nigeria-ECOWAS Export Development (NEED). The maiden edition of the MINE programme scheduled to hold from March 27-30, 2019, is organised for small, medium and large scale manufactures of different products from different sectors of the Nigerian economy; while also covering services for professionals and entertainment industries. According to a statement signed by the Regional Coordinator, NEPC and Chairman, Export Group LCCI, the NEED Committee was set-up by the president of LC...
Italian Town Offers People $10,000 to Move There and Have a Baby
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Italian Town Offers People $10,000 to Move There and Have a Baby

An Italian town, Locana is offering new people $10,000 to relocate and have a baby, due to the towns dwindling population. Anyone wanting to relocate to the Alpine commune in the Piedmont region could be paid up to $10,000 (€9,000) over three years to make Locana their home. Giovanni Bruno Mattiet, Locana’s mayor, has made the offer in the hope of saving the community from dying out. At first, Mattiet appealed to Italians or foreigners already living in Italy to relocate to Locana but the response was not encouraging, He is now extending the offer to non-Italians living abroad as well. Due to the dwindling population, the community has seen shops, restaurants and amenities shut and its only school is facing closure. Last year there were 40 deaths in the town but just 10 babies ...
Q’finalists Emerge, Battle for Semis Ticket Today
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Q’finalists Emerge, Battle for Semis Ticket Today

                                                                       Okowa After five days of intense battle in the zonal elimination series with 26 qualifiers competing for honours in eight zones and 10 centres, the quarterfinalists for the 2019 Delta State Principals’ Cup emerged at the weekend. The Principals’ Cup football competition is a developmental tournament sponsored by Zenith Bank after the partnership agreement with the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa administration. The partnership revived the event only two years ago after being in limbo for over 27 years. The quarterfinalists schools include; Comprehensive Secondary School, Owa Model Secondary School, Boys Secondary School, Orhuwhorun Secondary School, Obule Integrated Secondary School, Sapele , Solid Rock Foundation Sch...
Flying Eagles List Utin, Nazifi, Maxwell For Under-20 AFCON
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Flying Eagles List Utin, Nazifi, Maxwell For Under-20 AFCON

Team captain Ikouwem Utin and forwards Yahaya Nazifi and Effiom Maxwell are among 21 players listed by Nigeria’s under-20 male team for the Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations in Niger Republic. Flying Eagles Utin, a wingback with Enyimba International Football Club of Aba, won a silver medal at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco. Nazifi recently signed contract with a Danish club, while Maxwell was Man-of-the-Match in the 4-2 defeat of Ghana’s Black Satellites at the WAFU Under-20 Cup Tournament in Togo last month. Aigbogun has also included goalkeepers Detan Ogundare, Akpan Udoh and Olawale Oremade, as well as defender Mike Zaruma, midfielders Peter Eletu, Quadri Liameed and Aniekeme Okon, and forwards Adeshina Gata and Ibrahim Abubakar. Defender Valent...
Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Tuesday, 1st January 2019
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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Tuesday, 1st January 2019

Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Tuesday, 1st January, 2019 1. President Buhari tell Nigerians to expect a better 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his appreciation to Nigerians for their support since he became president in 2015, soliciting for more support. The president assured citizens of the country of his commitment to to continue to fulfill campaign promises and ensure better living condition for Nigerians. This, the president said in his new year message, while congratulating Nigerians for successfully transiting from 2018 to 2019. 2. Saraki lied about donating N10m to Offa robbery victims – Lai Mohammed Minister of information, Lai Mohammed, has urged Senate President Bukola Saraki stop making false declaration about ...
Police Deploy In Sudan Capital As Protesters Plan March
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Police Deploy In Sudan Capital As Protesters Plan March

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrives to meet with police officials at the headquarters of the “police house” in the capital Khartoum on December 30, 2018. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP Riot police deployed in key squares of Sudan’s capital Monday as protesters planned to march on President Omar al-Bashir’s palace calling for him to “step down” following deadly anti-government protests. Bashir has instructed police to abstain from using excessive force against the demonstrators after 19 people, including two security personnel, were killed in clashes in the initial days of demonstrations that erupted on December 19. Angry protesters have rallied after the government raised the price of a loaf of bread from one Sudanese pound to three (from about two to six US cents). Protests that erup...
Atiku Asks Buhari to Resign over  State of Economy
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Atiku Asks Buhari to Resign over State of Economy

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office, saying the president’s recent assessment of the nation’s economy, in which he stated that it had gone out of control, was enough evidence that he had failed. The president had told state governors last Friday in Abuja that the economy had become so bad that new strategies had to be found to revamp it, admonishing Nigerians to brace up for rough times ahead. Atiku in a statement in Abuja yesterday by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr. Phrank Shaibu, described the president’s assessment indicating Nigeria’s economy had collapsed under his watch as not only a self-indicting ploy to attract the sympathy of Nigerians, ...
Osinbajo, Ambode to Grace Ikeja Golf Club’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
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Osinbajo, Ambode to Grace Ikeja Golf Club’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, are expected to grace the Gala Night marking the 50th Anniversary of the prestigious Ikeja Golf Club on Saturday, December 1. The Vice President will be the Special Guest of Honour, while Governor Ambode, who is the Club’s patron, will be the Chief Host at the Gala Night. The Gala Night will bring to a close a week of activities to mark the Golden Jubilee of the foremost recreation club in Nigeria. Activities around the occasion began yesterday with a Caddies’ and Staff Competition on the expansive grounds of the club located off Oba Akinjobi Way, beside Archbishop Vining Memorial Anglican Church, Ikeja GRA. Today, there will be a competition of Veterans and Golf Professionals, while th...

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