Tuesday, August 3

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LeBron James Becomes first active NBA Player with $1 Billion in Career Earnings
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LeBron James Becomes first active NBA Player with $1 Billion in Career Earnings

LeBron James has become the first NBA player to make $1 billion while still active in the sport. The news comes after Space Jam: A New Legacy, which James starred in and produced, enjoyed a whopping $31.6 million in revenue its opening weekend. According to Sportico, James has earned $330 million in his playing salary alone since being drafted in 2003. The 36-year-old has reportedly made another $700 million off the court through endorsements deals, merchandise, licensing, and his media production company, SpringHill Co. His current endorsement deals, which include partnerships with AT&T, Beats Electronics, Blaze Pizza, GMC, Nike, PepsiCo, Rimowa, and Walmart garner over $100 million every year. Sportico compared James’ historic earnings to Michael Jordan’s who, of course,...
“It is not about money but goodwill” Obi Cubana speaks on how he made his money then reacts to speculations of rituals
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“It is not about money but goodwill” Obi Cubana speaks on how he made his money then reacts to speculations of rituals

Obi Iyiegbu, better known as Obi Cubana, has granted an interview where he addressed how he became a successful businessman and also his mother's talk-of-the-town burial. The 46-year-old businessman told BBC Pidgin he and his siblings gave their mother a burial that became the talk of the town because they had promised her that her 80th birthday would be a carnival. As she died at 78, they decided to fulfil their promise by giving her the kind of burial she got as she fulfilled the role of father and mother after their father died 15 years ago. The businessman said he studied political science at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and kept looking for a job after NYSC but couldn't find so he started doing  "small small mama put" (restaurant) in Abuja where he did his youth servic...
EPL to Make VAR Changes ahead of 2021/2022 season
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EPL to Make VAR Changes ahead of 2021/2022 season

  Premier League bosses are ready to change protocols for the Video Assistant Referees (VAR), following its successful implementation at the just concluded Euro 2020. The English top-flight has used VAR for the last two seasons, but has encountered some controversial incidents. Last season in particular, saw a number of contentious calls, while the waiting time used to reach a conclusive decision also drew criticism. However, fans who watched the European Championships were quick to praise the efficiency and sensible decision-making from officials. Offside calls were made quickly, without the laborious need for extensive replays and lines. Much of the speed was down to the fact that UEFA appointed twice as many officials for each game, including one dedicated to ...
Kenyan Man Arrested for Wearing Dress,Bra and Panties; says ‘he has been Cursed’
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Kenyan Man Arrested for Wearing Dress,Bra and Panties; says ‘he has been Cursed’

Police in Lamu, Kenya have arrested a 35-year-old man who was found wearing female clothes at Bajuri area within Lamu island. The man identified as Mutahi Wahome was wearing a bubu and carrying a handbag when he was arrested on Saturday night, July 17. "He had on a pink dress, a bra and a panties under the bubu” an officer said. Asked why he was walking around at that time despite the curfew order, Wahome told police he had been working on a pair of wings as he tries to hone his flying skills. He said he intends to fly beyond earth to other planets once his project is successful. Wahome said he had a lot to offer the aviation industry in the country and that he was in the process of obtaining a flying permit to be allowed to fly freely around the country’s airspace. A...
We have to do away with culture of expensive burials for the dead, culture is dynamic and shouldn’t be static – Reno Omokri (video)
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We have to do away with culture of expensive burials for the dead, culture is dynamic and shouldn’t be static – Reno Omokri (video)

Former Presidential spokesperson, Reno Omokri has stated that there is need for Nigerians to do away with culture of expensive burials for the dead. Omokri in a video he shared on Instagram, recounted how Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah was buried in an unmarked grave even though he was one of the wealthiest men in the world at the time of his death. The former Presidential spokesperson who also expressed his admiration for Islam, stated that the religion's belief of humans being equal at birth and in death should be copied. He went on to say that he is not speaking from a place of jealousy following all that has happened in the last few days, but from a place of love as he is also successful. Omokri further noted that culture should be dynamic and not static. Watch the video ...
If you haven’t found your purpose in life, stay single – Reno Omokri to men
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If you haven’t found your purpose in life, stay single – Reno Omokri to men

Popular socio-political critic and former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri has advised men to be certain they have found their purpose in life before deciding they want to take a wife. Taking to his Twitter page, Omokri wrote that once a man is able to find his purpose in life, it won’t be difficult for him to find a good wife. Using a biblical reference, the author stated that God created Eve only when Adam identified his purpose, which was taking care of the garden of Eden. He wrote: “Dear men, If you have not found your purpose or success, don’t find a wife, because you won’t be able to fund her. If you find a wife before finding your purpose and success, most likely, you have found trouble. When you find purpose and success, the right woman will find you. God only bro...
Juventus’ Arthur out for three months after surgery
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Juventus’ Arthur out for three months after surgery

Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo will miss the start of season after undergoing surgery on his right leg, the Italian club announced on Friday. The 24-year-old Brazilian, a former Barcelona player, had suffered in recent months with a problem with the membrane between the tibia and fibula of his right leg. “The operation was successful. The recovery time is approximately three months,” Juventus said in a statement. Juventus’s nine-year Serie A reign ended last season. They open the new campaign at Udinese with former coach Massimiliano Allegri back at the helm two years after leaving the club.
If you have not found your purpose or success, don’t find a wife – Reno Omokri tells men
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If you have not found your purpose or success, don’t find a wife – Reno Omokri tells men

Reno Omokri has advised men not to pick a wife if they haven't found their purpose in life or found success. He gave this advice on his social media handle. According to him, a man is likely to run into trouble if he finds a wife before finding his purpose. His post reads ''Dear men, If you have not found your purpose or success, don’t find a wife, because you won’t be able to fund her. If you find a wife before finding your purpose and success, most likely, you have found trouble. When you find purpose and success, the right woman will find you. God only brought Eve to Adam when Adam found his purpose (caring for the Garden of Eden). You do not need a wife simply because you have sensual urges. You need a wife when you have a life that is successful enough to accommodate other ...
Spanx founder advises single women on what to look out for in a man based on her dating experience when she was single
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Spanx founder advises single women on what to look out for in a man based on her dating experience when she was single

American businesswoman, Sara Blakely has advised single women on what to look out for in a man based on her dating experience when she was single. The 50-year-old founder of Spanx said she spent almost 2 decades of her life dating all the wrong guys, so no one knows what it's like better than she does. She added that she always longed to be married but also knew she didn't want to be reliant on a man and wanted to stand on her own two feet before she got married. Hence, she stopped dating all the wrong guys and chose to wait for the man who wasn't intimidated by her succes, rather celebrated it. She added that when she met her husband and got married at 37, he liked all the parts of her, especially her independence. She was already a successful businesswoman at the time. ...
Ligue 1: Bordeaux, Angers spared relegation by French authorities
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Ligue 1: Bordeaux, Angers spared relegation by French authorities

Bordeaux and Angers will both play in Ligue 1 next season after their appeals against relegation imposed by France’s financial watchdog DNCG were successful, the clubs announced separately on Monday. Bordeaux were spared after the presentation of a recovery plan put together by businessman Gerard Lopez, who is set to take over the club. “The club is saved!” said Lopez after hearing of the DNCG’s decision. “It’s a great day for Bordeaux and we will now get down to putting in place the sporting and economic project validated this evening.” Bordeaux, who have won six league titles and are one of the biggest clubs in the country, saw former owners American financial group King Street appoint an administrator in April saying they wanted out after investing 46 million euros (55 m...
Kayode Badru’s widow says her late husband’s family got her arrested after accusing her of conspiring with a prophet to roast the Lagos socialite to death
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Kayode Badru’s widow says her late husband’s family got her arrested after accusing her of conspiring with a prophet to roast the Lagos socialite to death

  Kofoworola Badru, the widow of late Lagos socialite, Kayode Badru, burnt to death during a deliverance session, has been arrested and detained on the order of his family. The family of the late socialite accused her of conspiring with a prophet to burn him to death. Recall that Kayode Badru died on Wednesday, May 5, days after his pastor allegedly sprayed perfume on him while he was holding a lit candle. Badru was at a branch of the Celestial Church of Christ in Alagbado, Lagos, for prayers when he met his sad demise. He had been asked to kneel down while surrounded by seven elders and several lit candles. During the prayer session, a pastor is said to have sprayed a spiritual perfume on him and this move ignited fire. Badru, a successful businessman and soci...
Rio Ferdinand predicts what’ll happen to Sancho at Manchester United
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Rio Ferdinand predicts what’ll happen to Sancho at Manchester United

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has predicted that Jadon Sancho will fit in well at the club once he joins the Red Devils in this summer’s transfer window. Ferdinand also advised Sancho to put all his energy and focus into being a success at Manchester United. Sancho is set to join Man United after the Premier League club agreed a £72.6m transfer deal with Borussia Dortmund for the 22-year-old. The England winger is set to undergo a medical at Old Trafford. Asked if he had a message for Sancho ahead of his move to Old Trafford, Ferdinand told the FIVE YouTube channel: “I don’t need to tell him this because he loves his football, but work hard and make sure everything you do is about being a success at Manchester United and being the best you can be. “Don’t let n...
Ahmed Musa Unveiled as Pop Cola Ambassador
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Ahmed Musa Unveiled as Pop Cola Ambassador

Super Eagle Striker and former Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa has been Unveiled as Pop Cola Ambassador in Kano. Musa who recently took over as Captain of Kano Pillars Football Club is to serve as brand new ambassador of Pop Cola Soft Drink, a product of Mamuda Group of Companies in Kano. The event of the unveiling of Musa as brand ambassador of the company and Pop Cola Soft Drink took place at Tahir Guest Palace in Kano. Pop Cola, an energy drink is the main brand of soft drinks product of the company apart from other drinks. The event had in attendance the Deputy Governor of Kano Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Managing Director of KAROTA Dr Baffa Babba Danagundi, Special Adviser to the governor on Solid Minerals Balaraba Ibrahim Ahmed. The must awaited unveiling of new Pop ...
Alleged defilement: ”It will not be well with them”- veteran actor, Deji Aderemi, curses those who he claims ganged up against Baba Ijesha
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Alleged defilement: ”It will not be well with them”- veteran actor, Deji Aderemi, curses those who he claims ganged up against Baba Ijesha

Veteran actor, Deji Aderemi, has dismissed claims that his colleague, Baba Ijesha, defiled the foster daughter of comedienne, Princess. Speaking at the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Lagos where Baba Ijesha is currently being arraigned for a ruling of his bail application, Aderemi alleged that some persons ganged up against Baba Ijesha to send him to prison and that it will never be well with them. ''I came to court because they said somebody slept with someone. This is a normal thing in our industry. Even you reporters, would you say you do not sleep with each other? It is something that happens everyday in the industry. If this person has done something wrong, they should reprimand him rather than laying false accusations on him. There is no successful female actor th...
2023 election: INEC introduces Voter Enrollment Device
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2023 election: INEC introduces Voter Enrollment Device

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has introduced its Voter Enrollment Device ahead of the 2023 general election. The Voter Enrollment Device which was designed by INEC engineers and produced overseas, enables eligible Nigerians to register as voters online before completing the exercise physically at designated centres nationwide. INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu who noted that this will be the first time voter registration is handled partially online, said the commission is expecting a total of 20 million new registrations before the end of the CRV exercise. Yakubu said; “The expansion of voters’ access to polling units prepares the ground for the discharge of another important responsibility of the Commission. The registration of eligible Nigerians ...
Igbo People will lose More if Nigeria breaks up – Rochas Okorocha warns
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Igbo People will lose More if Nigeria breaks up – Rochas Okorocha warns

Former Imo State Governor and Senator Representing Imo West District, Rochas Okorocha, has warned Igbos over attempting to break up from Nigeria. There have been increased agitations in the Southern region of Nigeria with groups such as the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, working towards the disintegration of Nigeria. Also, the Yorubas have now started pushing for the creation of Oduduwa Republic, increasing secession calls too . But Okorocha has now warned that the Igbos would be the worst hit if Nigeria breaks up, saying the South-East should push towards fixing the country and not its disintegration. “It is only an Igbo man that goes to a place and remains put in that place, buys a land and b...
India’s legendary athlete Milkha Singh dies of Covid-19 complications aged 91, days after his wife
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India’s legendary athlete Milkha Singh dies of Covid-19 complications aged 91, days after his wife

Legendary Indian athlete, Milkha Singh has died at the age of 91 after a month-long battle with Covid-19, just days after his wife died. Singh contracted Covid-19 last month and was being treated at a hospital in India's northern city of Chandigarh. He died late Friday June  18, after developing complications including fever and dropping oxygen saturation levels, according to News 18. "He fought hard but God has his ways and it was perhaps true love and companionship that both our mother Nirmal ji and now Dad have passed away in a matter of 5 days," the family statement said. Singh's wife, Nirmal Kaur, a former national volleyball captain, also died of the virus last Sunday. Known as the "Flying Sikh," Singh was one of India's most successful track and field athletes. ...
I have no Intention to Join Politics – Sanusi
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I have no Intention to Join Politics – Sanusi

Former Emir of Kano  and new caliph of the Tijaniyya sect in Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II has reiterated that he has no intention of joining politics. Speaking on Thursday June 17 in Kaduna, the former monarch said he will continue to educate the public on the right candidates to vote for during elections. He also maintained that priority should be given to education, especially for children before the country’s problems could be addressed. Sanusi said; “If we have those we trust who promised they will work for the betterment of the nation, then we can come together and help them – this is not politics. “If we did not educate our children to become successful, while other people send their children to schools, they will end up working for those ones that attend school and ...
Euro 2020: Eriksen discharged from hospital
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Euro 2020: Eriksen discharged from hospital

  Denmark midfielder, Christian Eriksen, has been discharged from hospital on Friday. This follows a successful procedure on his heart, less than one week after he suffered a cardiac arrest during their Euro 2020 opening fixture against Finland. Eriksen collapsed on the pitch and was rushed to the nearby Rigshospitalet, where he was fitted with an ICD heart-starting device earlier this week. Having visited his team-mates, he will now return home with his family as he continues to recover. “The operation went well, and I am doing well under the circumstances. It was really great to see the guys again after the fantastic game they played last night. No need to say, that I will be cheering on them on Monday against Russia,” Eriksen was quoted by the Danish Football Uni...
Kidnapped Rivers United Head Coach, Stanley Eguma regains freedom
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Kidnapped Rivers United Head Coach, Stanley Eguma regains freedom

  Stanley Eguma, Rivers United Head coach who was abducted by unknown gunmen in Enugu has regained freedom. Recall that Mr Eguma was kidnapped along the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway on Tuesday while returning from Gombe to Port Harcourt, after a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game. NAN reports that Chief Okey Kpalukwu, General Manager of Rivers United Football Club, Port Harcourt, on Friday told newsmen that Mr Eguma, has been released by his abductors. Kpalukwu, however, failed to give details of Eguma’s release but said they are grateful to God for his mercy. “We are grateful to God for His mercy. Our Technical Manager, Stanley Eguma, has been released by his abductors. “We are happy for his successful release. Our God is gracious,” he said....
Transfer: Arsenal identify player to sign as Martin Odegaard’s replacement
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Transfer: Arsenal identify player to sign as Martin Odegaard’s replacement

  Arsenal have identified Leicester City’s James Maddison as their top transfer target to replace Martin Odegaard this summer, MailSport reports. Arsenal wants to bring Maddison to Emirates and believe they can strike a deal with Leicester for the player’s signature. Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, wanted Odegaard to extend his stay at the Gunners following his successful loan spell, but the midfielder has returned to Real Madrid and will now try to force his way into the club’s first-team plans under Carlo Ancelotti. Leicester had last summer rejected a £70 million offer for Maddison’s signature. Maddison, who was narrowly omitted from England’s Euro 2020 squad, signed a new four-year deal at Leicester last summer worth around £100,000 a week. The 24-year-old enj...
Sergio Ramos Offered Huge deal to Leave Real Madrid
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Sergio Ramos Offered Huge deal to Leave Real Madrid

  Sevilla is ready to welcome back Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, and will offer him a five-year deal, according to the El Primer Palo show on esRadio. The 35-year-old’s current deal at the Santiago Bernabeu expires at the end of June. Ramos came through Sevilla’s youth system before signing for Real Madrid in 2005. He could now make an emotional return, with rumours that there is a deal on the table, which would see him play until he is 40. Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have also both been linked with a move for Ramos. The Spanish defender has spent 16 successful seasons with the Spanish giants, but was dropped for the European Championships by Luis Enrique.
Repw Drop Plan to Scrap NYSC
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Repw Drop Plan to Scrap NYSC

Plans to scrap the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) have been dropped by the House of Representatives. Recall that a bill sponsored by lawmaker, Awaji-Inombek Abiante which proposed scrapping of the NYSC had drawn mixed reaction after it scaled a second reading. Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Youth, Yemi Adaramodu  who spoke at the official unveiling of nine books on NYSC and maiden NYSC film in commemoration of the 48th anniversary of the scheme on Thursday June 10, said there is no plan to scrap the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC). Adaramodu described the NYSC as the most successful national programme for fostering Nigeria’s unity. He said; "Anybody is free to sponsor a bill, but the speaker and the rest of the house believe that the schem...
Father and Son Arrested by EFCC over alleged Internet Fraud
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Father and Son Arrested by EFCC over alleged Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, has arrested a man and his father over alleged Internet fraud. Malik Giles Bakare and his father, Isa Bola Bakare, are being investigated in an alleged case of conspiracy, computer-related fraud, obtaining by false pretense and retention of proceeds of unlawful activities. Malik Giles Bakare was arrested and handed over to the Commission by officers of the Nigeria Police, Force CID, Alagbon, Lagos on May 31, 2021. During the course of investigation, his father, Isa Bola Bakare, appeared at the Commission claiming ownership of a Range Rover car estimated at about N46 Million, which was recovered from his son. However, the father failed to provide a satisfactory account of how he was able to procure the vehi...
AC Milan Eye Three Chelsea Players
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AC Milan Eye Three Chelsea Players

AC Milan are preparing a triple transfer raid on Chelsea ahead of next season, by signing Olivier Giroud, Hakim Ziyech and Fikayo Tomori, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. Although the Serie A club finished trophyless last season, they qualified for the Champions League for the first time since 2013/2014. They are now planning to bolster their playing squad ahead of their participation in Europe’s top club competition. Out of those three bids, Tomori would be the easiest to wrap up, as the defender enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Rossoneri, having joined in the January transfer window. Milan have the option to buy him for £25million and that looks likely to now be a formality. Ziyech was one of Chelsea’s major signings last summer but the Moroccan has endured a...
CAF Africa Football Body Postpones 2021 AFCON Draw
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CAF Africa Football Body Postpones 2021 AFCON Draw

Africa’s football governing body CAF has postponed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations final draw. This was announced in a statement released on CAF’s official website on Sunday. The draw was scheduled for June 25 in Yaounde, the capital city of the tournament’s host country. But on Sunday, CAF said the postponement was due to “logistical reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic” and a new date would be announced in due course. “At the request of CAF, the Cameroon Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has agreed to postpone the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 final draw for logistical reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic. “The draw was initially scheduled for 25 June 2021 and a new date will be announced in due course. “CAF continues to work together with ...
Sergio Ramos to Leave Real Madrid
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Sergio Ramos to Leave Real Madrid

  Sergio Ramos will leave Real Madrid this summer after 16 successful seasons with the Spanish giants, the UK Mirror reports. The 35-year-old’s current contract expires June 30 and a breakdown in his relationship with club president Florentino Perez, means that he will not extend his stay with Los Blancos. Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have both been linked with a move for the Spaniard. But Manchester City could pip the pair to Ramos, by offering him a lucrative two-year contract. Ramos’ exit seems like part of the planned Real Madrid rebuild following Carlo Ancelotti’s return to the Santiago Bernabeu, with Karim Benzema and Luka Modric the only key members of the old guard. However, David Alaba has arrived as a free agent from Bayern Munich.
Ikpeba Advises Lukaku to Snub Chelsea return
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Ikpeba Advises Lukaku to Snub Chelsea return

  Former Super Eagles striker, Victor Ikpeba, has urged Romelu Lukaku not to leave Inter Milan and return to Chelsea. Lukaku has been heavily linked with a potential return to Stamford Bridge this summer. The Belgium striker netted 35 goals and provided 11 assists in 49 appearances across all competitions to help Inter win the Serie A title after a 10-year wait. Lukaku had moved to Chelsea from Anderlecht in 2011 and played for the Blues for three years. Ikpeba has now urged him to remain with the Serie A champions. Lukaku vs Haaland: Chelsea coach, Tuchel picks between both strikers “I have my reservations, Lukaku has done well with Inter Milan, why not stick with Inter Milan, he’s getting used to Italian football,” Ikpeba said on SuperSport Monday Night Foot...
Real Madrid President, Perez shortlists 4 Managers to Take Over from Zidane
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Real Madrid President, Perez shortlists 4 Managers to Take Over from Zidane

  Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has shortlisted four managers to take over from Zinedine Zidane. Zidane stepped down from his role as Real Madrid manager a few days ago. The Frenchman, who is one of Real Madrid’s successful managers in their history, led the Los Blancos to finish the 2020/21 season trophyless. According to COPE, Perez has now drawn up a four-man shortlist of managers to succeed Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu, comprising Mauricio Pochettino (PSG), Antonio Conte (Free agent), Xabi Alonso (Real Sociedad B) and Raul Gonzalez (Real Madrid Castilla). Pochettino is currently the manager of Paris Saint-Germain. He joined the French Ligue 1 giants in January. Conte, who led Inter Milan to win this season’s Serie A title, is currently without a...
Real Madrid Confirm Signing of Bayern Munich Defender David Alaba on Five-year Contract
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Real Madrid Confirm Signing of Bayern Munich Defender David Alaba on Five-year Contract

Real Madrid have confirmed they signed David Alaba from Bayern Munich on a five-year contract. The announcement of the signing of the 28-year-old Austria International, who had also been linked with several English Premier League clubs, comes a day after Zinedine Zidane quit as Real coach. "Real Madrid has reached an agreement with David Alaba, who will be linked to the club for the next five seasons," Madrid said in a statement. Alaba will be presented as a Real player after Euro 2020, the statement added. The Austria international has been hugely successful at Bayern, having won two Champions League trophies and 10 league titles among other silverware. Alaba had said in February that he would leave Bayern when his contract expires at the end of the season after 13 ...
Europa League final: Owen Predicts Result for Villarreal vs Man United Tie
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Europa League final: Owen Predicts Result for Villarreal vs Man United Tie

  Michael Owen, a former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker, has predicted the Europa League final clash between Villarreal and Manchester United. Villarreal will tackle Manchester United in the Europa League final at the PGEArena Gdańsk in Poland on Wednesday night. Unai Emery’s side had eliminated Arsenal from the Europa League semi-final encounter earlier this month, while Man United knocked AS Roma out of the competition. Villarreal head to the game following a 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in their last LaLiga fixture on Saturday, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men won Wolves 2-1 on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday. Providing his prediction, Owen told BetVictor, “Manchester United go into the Europa League final as favourites. However, their oppone...
Real Madrid Midfielder, Luka Modric Signs one-year Contract Extension at the club
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Real Madrid Midfielder, Luka Modric Signs one-year Contract Extension at the club

Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric has signed a new one-year deal at the club. The former Tottenham midfielder, who joined in 2012, has enjoyed a successful nine seasons in the Spanish capital, winning 12 major honours for Los Blancos including four Champions Leagues. The Croatia International, 35, has played 48 times for Zinedine Zidane's side this season and featured in all four of Real's Champions League quarter-final and semi-final ties against Liverpool and Chelsea. The club confirmed the news in an official statement on Tuesday May 25, which read: "Real Madrid CF and Luka Modri? have agreed to extend the player's contract, which remains with the club until June 30, 2022." He said: "I'm 35 but I feel like I'm only 27. I feel great." "You shouldn't look at the age, ...
Australian Olympian Responds after She was Slammed for Breastfeeding her Child while Doing a Handstand
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Australian Olympian Responds after She was Slammed for Breastfeeding her Child while Doing a Handstand

Australian Olympian, Torah Bright, has responded after she was attacked on social media for posting an "insane" nude breastfeeding picture as she performed a handstand. The 34-year-old showed off her toned physique in a photo she shared with her Instagram followers on Sunday, May 9. In it, she's seen wearing only her panties while doing a handstand. Her 10-month-old son, Flow, is seen kneeling to breastfeed as she holds the upside-down position. The Winter Olympian, who earned a gold and silver medal in the snowboard halfpipe, captioned the photo: "Becoming a mother has unleashed something inside of me. "It’s deeply spiritual. It’s primal. It’s raw. It’s fierce. It is pure. I am mother." Her post earned her praises and criticisms. One user wrote: "I just don't get the...
I Became Poorer as Imo governor – Senator Okorocha says
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I Became Poorer as Imo governor – Senator Okorocha says

Senator Rochas Okorocha, representing Imo West Senatorial District, has said he became poorer after spending eight years as governor of Imo state. Okorocha said this when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics on Sunday, May 16. According to the former governor, people seem to have forgotten so easily that he was a successful person before becoming governor in 2011. Okorocha also dared anyone to come forth with evidence that he is corrupt and mismanaged Imo State funds while in office. “I challenge anybody to prove that I acquired any property with any government fund. I think people have forgotten that I was Rochas before becoming the governor of Imo State; I think they have forgotten completely. If anything, becoming a governor made me even poorer t...
Super Falcons Will Overcome Ghana -Pinnick Assures
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Super Falcons Will Overcome Ghana -Pinnick Assures

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick is confident that the Super Falcons would emerge victorious in the Qualifier match against Ghana. Super Falcons of Nigeria have been drawn to face Ghana in the first round of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualifiers. Falcons, known to be the most successful team with nine titles in eleven editions, will once again compete for the first round of the coveted women’s AFCON title. Pinnick who spoke during an interview on Channels Television’s Sports admitted that although the Ghanaian side is tough to beat; the Super Falcons would, however, scale through going by their level of preparedness. “We are not going to joke with the Qualifiers because we are playing Ghana. We are going to take it ve...
D’banj Leads Nigeria to Motorsport Championships
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D’banj Leads Nigeria to Motorsport Championships

Nigerian artiste, Oladipo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, was on Friday unveiled as Captain of the Racing Nigeria Motorsport Team. This is in preparation for the Federation International de l’ Automobile (FIA) World Championships in October. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that D’banj was unveiled at a ceremony in Abuja attended by motorsport personalities like Alhaji Mahdi Mohammed, the Deputy Governor of Zamfara. Ishaku Bamaiyi, President of, Automobile and Touring Club of Nigeria (ATCN), said the unveiling was the first step towards preparing the country’s representatives for the world championships scheduled for Marseille, France. “The first FIA Motorsport Games held in Rome, Italy, in 2019, saw the participation of about 46 countries in the champio...
UFC Fighter Chris Weidman Feared his Leg Would be Amputated after Sickening Double Bone Shatter While fighting
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UFC Fighter Chris Weidman Feared his Leg Would be Amputated after Sickening Double Bone Shatter While fighting

Former UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, 36, has come out to admit he had feared his leg would be amputated following the horrific break he suffered last month while fighting Uriah Hall at UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida. The American shattered his tibia and fibula seconds into his rematch Hall kicked Weidman's leg breaking it into two leaving Weidman writhing in agony. He was immediately stretchered out of the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena and taken to hospital. Weidman, underwent successful surgery the following day but admits he feared the worst ahead of the procedure, which has left him with a titanium rod and four metal screws. He said: "I was pretty scared about this pain because I'm thinking about the worst-case scenarios. "Worst-care scen...
Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Tuchel makes Sergio Ramos prediction ahead of UCL semi-final
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Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Tuchel makes Sergio Ramos prediction ahead of UCL semi-final

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has predicted that Sergio Ramos will be recalled by Zinedine Zidane for Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The first leg ended 1-1 in Spain last week. Chelsea’s impressive defensive record under Tuchel will be put to the test in the return leg. But their hopes of breaking down Real’s defence could even be tougher, should Ramos return for the first time since March 13. The 35-year-old suffered a calf injury playing for Spain and is working his way back to match fitness. Tuchel however expects Ramos to start for the first time in nearly six weeks for his club. He said: “Does Ramos play or not? This is a tough question because I simply don’t know it. We will see after the trainin...
“An Ingrate is an Ingrate” – Eedris Abdulkareem Blasts Timaya again
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“An Ingrate is an Ingrate” – Eedris Abdulkareem Blasts Timaya again

Eedris Abdulkareem has reignited his long-running feud with Timaya. Recall in 2017, the Legendary Nigerian singer said Timaya wouldn't have been successful if not for the confidence he gave him which helped shaped up his career. Timaya later responded to Eedris in a video, where he called him an idiot and a dirty Igbo smoker. Reacting to comments made by fans, who called out Timaya for disrespecting Eedris amid claims the latter accommodated him before he found fame, Eedris simply wrote that: "An ingrate is an ingrate."
Abia Govt not Starving Us of Funds – Enyimba Football Club
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Abia Govt not Starving Us of Funds – Enyimba Football Club

The management of Enyimba Football Club has dismissed the report alleging that the Abia State Government had refused to fund the club for years. DAILY POST learnt that a publication by an online platform recently alleged that the Abia State Government had “starved Enyimba, Nigeria’s most successful club side, of funds in the past year”. Reacting, in a statement issued and made available to DAILY POST on Monday, the Chairman of the club, Felix Anyansi Agwu described the report as a “monstrous falsehood” meant to damage the image of the club and the Abia Government. He demanded the withdrawal of the report, stressing that the state government has been supportive in issues regarding the club. The statement reads in part: “If there is one state with a government that supports f...
Atletico Madrid Linked With Summer Move For Chelsea Skipper Azpilicueta
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Atletico Madrid Linked With Summer Move For Chelsea Skipper Azpilicueta

Laliga giants Atletico Madrid are considering a surprise move for Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta this summer. Atletico are potentially in the market for defensive reinforcements ahead of the 2021/22 La Liga season with current right back options Kieran Trippier and Sime Vrsaljko out of contract in 2022 and Jose Gimenez linked with an exit.  According to reports from Gol Digital, Diego Simeone is monitoring Azpilicueta closely, with the Spanish international reduced to a squad role under German coach Thomas Tuchel, despite remaining as Blues club captain. Chelsea are also reportedly looking for defenders this summer, with German star Niklas Sule on Tuchel’s radar meaning Azpilicueta would likely be moved even further down the pecking order as a result. Azpilicueta has 12...
Guardiola Hailed as Greatest Manager ever after Winning Carabao Cup for 4th Year
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Guardiola Hailed as Greatest Manager ever after Winning Carabao Cup for 4th Year

Former Liverpool midfielder, Jamie Redknapp, has labelled Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, as the greatest manager ever. Redknapp hailed Guardiola as a “genius” after a 1-0 win over Tottenham in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final. Aymeric Laporte headed in the winning ball in the 82nd minute. The victory saw Guardiola lift the trophy for the fourth year in a row. “But they are a joy to watch, if you enjoy watching football then you love watching Manchester city play. The way they move it, the triangles, it is a joy to watch. Pep Guardiola, I think he is a genius, the players will run through brick walls for him. The football they play in midfield, from the back, its a joy and they were far superior. “Is he the greatest ever? I personally think with the style of football h...
Man Utd Losing Battle for Cavani
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Man Utd Losing Battle for Cavani

  Manchester United are losing the battle to keep striker Edinson Cavani at the club next season, the UK Mirror reports. United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, already confirmed he has held talks with the 34-year-old about triggering a one-year extension. Cavani is yet to respond to the Premier League club’s £200,000-a-week offer. Solskjaer is aware the Uruguayan striker is keen to return to South America this summer. The former PSG and Napoli frontman wants to sign for Boca Juniors, but his decision is being complicated by a potential £2million pay-off. Solskjaer hopes Cavani can still be convinced by a successful end to the season, with United fighting to finish in the top four and win the Europa League.
Blades Punish Wasteful Brighton to Seal Rare Win
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Blades Punish Wasteful Brighton to Seal Rare Win

Rock-bottom Sheffield United secured only their fifth Premier League win of the season as David McGoldrick's first-half strike was enough to clinch a 1-0 victory over Brighton at Bramall Lane on Saturday Night Football. The Blades' fate was sealed last weekend when they were narrowly beaten by Wolves, but the hallmarks of their successful first season back in the top-flight were back on display during a resolute performance that ultimately came too late in their quest to beat the drop. McGoldrick's winning strike (19) was far from a thing of beauty as a series of attempted clearances and ricochets allowed the striker to shoot on the turn and wrong-foot goalkeeper Robert Sanchez. Brighton, who remain in 16th place, were denied an equaliser upon VAR review when Jakub Moder found t...
Lampard was not Ready for Chelsea Job – Jorginho Slams Former boss
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Lampard was not Ready for Chelsea Job – Jorginho Slams Former boss

  Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho, has said former manager Frank Lampard “wasn’t ready” for the managerial job, because he “skipped a few steps”. Jorginho stated this in an interview with ESPN Brasil. Lampard replaced Maurizio Sarri in 2019, leading the Blues to a top-four finish and an FA Cup final during his debut campaign. It was viewed as a successful season, especially after Chelsea had lost Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and could not sign players due to a FIFA transfer ban. Chelsea splashed out £220 million last summer but Lampard failed to get the best out of new boys Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, which resulted in his dismissal in January. Jorginho only played 90 minutes on four occasions under Lampard this season and feels the former England midfielder needed m...
As an ambitious woman married to a man in Africa, you have to work twice as hard to be acknowledged – Mary Remmy Njoku
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As an ambitious woman married to a man in Africa, you have to work twice as hard to be acknowledged – Mary Remmy Njoku

Movie executive, Mary Remmy Njoku took to Instagram to reveal what it's like being an ambitious woman in Africa. The ROK TV boss said women in Africa have to work twice as hard as the men to be acknowledged. She wrote: "As an ambitious woman who is married to an ambitious and successful man in Africa, I have to work twice as hard to be acknowledged, jump twice as high to be seen and scream twice as loud to be heard. I guess I am just getting started."
Former US VP Mike Pence has heart surgery to get pacemaker implanted after experiencing slow heart rate
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Former US VP Mike Pence has heart surgery to get pacemaker implanted after experiencing slow heart rate

Former Vice President of the US, Mike Pence underwent surgery to have a pacemaker implanted on him on Wednesday, April 14, after experiencing "symptoms associated with a slow heart rate" over the last two weeks. Pence, 61, underwent the procedure at a Virginia hospital, Indiana, yesterday and is now recovering, his office released in a statement onThursday April 15. "The routine surgery was successful, and he is expected to fully recover and return to normal activity in the coming days," the statement read. Pence added: "I am grateful for the swift professionalism and care of the outstanding doctors, nurses and staff at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, including Dr. Brett Atwater and Dr. Behnam Tehrani." "I also appreciate the consultation of my longtime Indiana physicia...
Mentally ill woman accused of witchcraft dies after being set ablaze by mob in South Africa
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Mentally ill woman accused of witchcraft dies after being set ablaze by mob in South Africa

Two suspects appeared in court on Monday, April 12, for the murder of a mentally ill woman, Jostina Sangweni, in Soweto, South Africa. It was gathered that the 59-year-old woman was burnt alive and later died after being accused of witchcraft. She had a psychiatric condition known as Schizophrenia which affects a person's ability to think and behave. The woman on the day she was set ablaze The two suspects, aged 27 and 28, were arrested on Friday, April 9, following the concerted efforts of the South African Police to not only apprehend the perpetrators behind the murder of Ms Sangweni, but to also ensure that cases against the suspects are watertight towards a successful prosecution. Police said the two suspects appeared in the Protea Magistrate Court while investigati...
Four Bandit Leaders Repent in Katsina, Surrender their Arms and Ammunition
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Four Bandit Leaders Repent in Katsina, Surrender their Arms and Ammunition

Four bandit leaders in Katsina state have denounced membership of the group and have surrendered their arms and ammunition to the state government. At a brief ceremony today April 8, the ex-bandit leaders surrendered 45 rustled cattle, two General Purpose machine guns, 24 AK 47 assault rifles, 109 GMPG ammunition, 95 7.62MM Live Ammunition, among others. It is however not clear if they were granted amnesty by the state government. Katsina state is one of the worst states affected by the activities of bandits in the country. Last December, bandits kidnapped over 300 pupils from a boys secondary boarding school in Kankara. The boys were released within a week after successful negotiations with the kidnappers.  
Tiger Woods Was Driving Almost Twice the Speed Limit before Car Crash, L.A. sheriff says
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Tiger Woods Was Driving Almost Twice the Speed Limit before Car Crash, L.A. sheriff says

Golfer, Tiger Wood's crash report has been revealed and he was more seriously injured than initial reports indicated. The 15-time major champion was involved in a single-car crash on  February 23, in California, and was rushed to a hospital, where he underwent successful surgery over multiple leg injuries. His gruesome wounds were detailed in an incident report filed by Los Angeles first responders, obtained by TMZ Sports. “Knocked unconscious, laceration to the lower front jaw, bruised right and left rib cage, fractured right tibia and fibula, possible right ankle injury,” the report read, under the section labeled “describe injuries.” The report also gives more detail about Woods’ leg injury, reading “open fracture, mid-shaft on his right leg, below knee,” according to th...

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