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Solskjaer’s project taking too long, no time in football – Schweinsteiger to Man Utd
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Solskjaer’s project taking too long, no time in football – Schweinsteiger to Man Utd

Former Manchester United midfielder, Bastian Schweinsteiger, has told the club that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s project at Old Trafford is taking too long in his eyes. Schweinsteiger believes Solskjaer’s project is not delivering results quickly, adding that there is no time in football. According to him, Norwegian keeps mentioning that Man United is in working progress despite having the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho in his squad. “United are still a work in progress, Solskjaer keeps mentioning that,” Schweinsteiger told BBC Radio 5 Live via Goal. “It takes too long, though, for me in my eyes. If you look at [Manchester] City or Chelsea and the impact that Tuchel had on them – it was unbelievable. They have a strategy and a DNA. They have more in the...
Conte ‘interested’ in replacing Solskjaer as Man Utd manager
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Conte ‘interested’ in replacing Solskjaer as Man Utd manager

Former Inter Milan and Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, is reportedly interested in becoming the next manager of Manchester United. Conte has been out of work since he left the San Siro after winning the Serie A at Inter. Before his two-season stint with Inter, the Italian led Chelsea to the Premier League title and FA Cup during a successful stint at Stamford Bridge. A mixed start to the campaign has raised questions of whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, now into his third full season, is capable of winning silverware as United boss. Journalist Duncan Castles claims Zinedine Zidane, who left Real Madrid at the end of last season, is also in the running for the United job. “Conte’s position, I’m told, is that he is interested in the Manchester United job but not without restrict...
Enyimba FC: Gov Ikpeazu seeks partnership with European clubs
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Enyimba FC: Gov Ikpeazu seeks partnership with European clubs

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has revealed that his recent visit to Spain with his Rivers State counterpart, Barr Nyesom Wike, was to seek partnership with top-flight Spanish football clubs to further develop Enyimba FC of Aba and other football clubs in the state as well as further his agenda of grassroots sports development in the state Speaking to newsmen on Tuesday at Governor’s Lodge in Aba on his recent visit to Spain, Governor Ikpeazu informed that the state has “officially invited, InteractSport, the consultants that brokered a successful deal for Rivers State Government, to hunt for Barcelona or Paris St Germain for Abia teams leveraging our intimidating presence in the NPFL with 3 successful clubs, and several amateur clubs as well as local academies. “We are...
If God had not prevented all those sisters I had proposed to to turn down my proposals, I would have missed it in life and forever – Clergyman Mike Bamiloye tells wife as they celebrate 33rd wedding anniversary
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If God had not prevented all those sisters I had proposed to to turn down my proposals, I would have missed it in life and forever – Clergyman Mike Bamiloye tells wife as they celebrate 33rd wedding anniversary

Clergyman Mike Bamiloye and his wife Gloria are celebrating their 33rd wedding anniversary today October 7. The minister in a post shared on his Instagram page thanked God for helping him wed the love of his life. Bamiloye averred that if God had not been merciful to him and prevented the ladies he had proposed to initially to turn him down, he would have missed marrying Glori, thereby missing it in life. His post reads TO GLORIA THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT I have written this before and I felt compelled to write it again, because I am happy to write it again. On October 8th, 1988, on our Wedding Day, a member of our ministry met me as I was coming out of the Wedding Reception and said this profound statement that I have never forgotten since that day. She said: "Bro Mike, Our m...
Blessing Okagbare charged by the IAAF for failing 2 drug tests and refusing to cooperate with investigations
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Blessing Okagbare charged by the IAAF for failing 2 drug tests and refusing to cooperate with investigations

Nigeria's most successful female athlete, Blessing Okagbare has been charged by the integrity unit of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for failing two drug tests and refusing to cooperate with investigations into her alleged doping. Okagbare's dilemma with the IAAF started when she was suspended from the games by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after a Growth Hormone was found in her system during an out-of-competition test in June 2021, just before the semifinals of the women's 100m at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in August 2021. On Thursday, October 7, the AIU announced that in addition to testing positive for a Growth Hormone, another prohibited substance, recombinant erythropoietin (EPO) was found after another test in July. The two failed dru...
Rejuvenated Abraham loving life with Jose in Rome
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Rejuvenated Abraham loving life with Jose in Rome

Tammy Abraham is loving life under Jose Mourinho after answering the Roma manager's call to spurn Premier League interest for a fresh start in the Italian sunshine. The 24-year-old this summer became the latest English talent to head abroad as a lack of opportunities under Thomas Tuchel saw him bring down the curtain down on his long association with Chelsea. Abraham scored a hat-trick in what proved to be Frank Lampard's final match in January and only played seven more times for the club, with the striker left out of the victorious Champions League final squad. He subsequently swapped Stamford Bridge for the Stadio Olimpico in search of game time, joining Roma in a £34m deal and scoring four goals in his first 10 matches under Mourinho. He said: "Why Italy? Good question....
Ozil: I will Help British South Asians in football
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Ozil: I will Help British South Asians in football

Mesut Ozil says he will give British South Asian players a platform to shine after linking up with partners including the Football Association and Bradford City for the launch of the Football for Peace Mesut Ozil Centre. Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports News last year, former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey spoke about growing up in Leicester and playing football with South Asian kids as a youngster, adding the community has an unquestionable passion for the game. Yet despite making up around eight per cent of the UK population, less than 0.25 per cent of players across the leagues in England are from a South Asian background, with Kick It Out chair Sanjay Bhandari telling Sky Sports News that this is "the biggest statistical anomaly in football". "I have always been surprise...
Pop star, Gloria Estefan reveals that she was sexually abused by a relative at the age of 9
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Pop star, Gloria Estefan reveals that she was sexually abused by a relative at the age of 9

Pop star, Gloria Estefan has revealed that she she was sexually abused by a relative at the age of 9. The singer made the disclosure in a new episode of her Facebook Watch show, “Red Table Talk: The Estefans." She said;  “I was 9 years old when this happened and this was somebody that my mother trusted. He was family, but not close family." As the 64-year-old the “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” singer shared her experience, her niece and co-host, Lili Estefan, told her while fighting back tears, “Tia, you’ve waited for this moment for a long time.” Gloria emotionally replied "I have". The Grammy winner said that her predator whose identity she did not reveal, was “in a position of power” because her mother had put her in his music school. She added; “He immediately started telling ...
Creative Lagos: Governor Sanwo-Olu To Sponsor 100 Exceptional Creative Talents Out of 1,000 Graduands To The Del-York Creative Academy Diploma Program
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Creative Lagos: Governor Sanwo-Olu To Sponsor 100 Exceptional Creative Talents Out of 1,000 Graduands To The Del-York Creative Academy Diploma Program

History was made as Del-York Creative Academy and the Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture pioneered the successful completion of one of the largest and first-ever digital skill training programs for creative talents in the state. With an initial entry of about 10,000 aspiring talents, only 1,000 of the best creative minds from all LGAs and LCDAs were drafted into the Creative Lagos Training Program. These 1,000 residents of Lagos were subdivided into five creative zones (Ikorodu, Badagry, Ikeja, Eko, And Epe). On August 6th, 2021, all successful and thoroughly groomed finalists in the inaugural DCA Creative Lagos program were honoured in a grand ceremony by the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; the Honourable Commissioner, Pharm. (Mrs) Uza...
Conte reveals when he will return to Management
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Conte reveals when he will return to Management

Former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, is planning to return to management next season. This was confirmed by respected Italian transfer expert, Fabrizio Romanco. According to Romano, Conte is open to a “new project”. He tweeted: “Antonio Conte is currently planning to be back next season with a new project, if nothing big happens with top club official calls.” Conte enjoyed a successful two-year stint in the Premier League with Chelsea, where he won the title in 2017 and the FA Cup in 2018. However, he has been out of job since he left Inter this summer, after leading them to their first Serie A title in 11 years. The 52-year-old has been in high demand ever since with Premier League clubs being on red alert.
Roy Keane Warns Manchester United over Cristiano Ronaldo
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Roy Keane Warns Manchester United over Cristiano Ronaldo

Former Manchester United icon, Roy Keane, has issued a firm warning to the club over their expectations regarding returnee Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo, a Real Madrid and Juventus legend, has netted four times in his first three games for the Red Devils. Keane warned that other players must up their games alongside the Portugal captain if the Manchester based club is to be successful this season. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the season against West Ham United on Sunday, hitting the equaliser after the Hammers took the lead earlier. “If you look during midweek, he struggled upfront without getting decent support or possession,” Keane said on Sky Sports. “Man United have to be careful because Ronaldo’s come to the club, everyone thinks it’s just go...
Elliott expected to return this season after successful surgery
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Elliott expected to return this season after successful surgery

Harvey Elliott is expected to return to action this season, according to Liverpool's club doctor, after the midfielder underwent a successful ankle operation on Tuesday. Liverpool confirmed Elliott suffered a fracture dislocation of the left joint in his ankle, and he will now begin a rehabilitation programme with no timeframe being placed for his comeback. However, club doctor Dr Jim Moxon - who attended to Elliott on the pitch along with first-team physiotherapist Chris Morgan - has said a return this season is possible. "We were able to reduce the dislocation immediately on the pitch and Harvey had surgery today to repair the fracture and ligaments damaged in the incident. The operation was a success so his comeback starts now," Dr Moxon said. "We won't put pressure on him...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic considers himself ‘the best player in the world,’ says it’s irrelevant to compare players with each other
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic considers himself ‘the best player in the world,’ says it’s irrelevant to compare players with each other

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has again declared himself the best player in the world while discussing the long running debate over who is the world's greatest player. The 39-year-old Swedish and AC Milan striker has enjoyed a hugely successful career at nine clubs in seven countries, scoring 502 goals. Despite never winning the Champions League or the Ballon d'Or - honours won multiple times by both Ronaldo and Messi, Ibrahimovic still believe he's the best player. 'If you're talking about intrinsic qualities, I have nothing less than them,' he told France Football magazine. 'If you look at the trophies… yes, I didn't win the Champions League. 'But I don't know how you calculate it. I'm not obsessed with it because when you do good things collectively, the individual follows. The ...
You bit the finger that fed you” Comedian MC Morris accuses Simi of turning her back on him and others who helped her grow after she made it in the industry
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You bit the finger that fed you” Comedian MC Morris accuses Simi of turning her back on him and others who helped her grow after she made it in the industry

Comedian MC Morris has accused Simi of turning her back on him after he put his resources into helping her grow in the industry. He alleged that he shared his platform with Simi and used his personal resources to transport Simi to events so she can be seen and embraced. He added that when Simi caused damages in the course of doing her job, he paid the debts. However,  he claims that when she became successful, she forgot him, refused to recommend him for shows, and demanded he pays when he invited her to his show. He shared throwback photos of him and Simi and said he chose to speak up now so he can have a clear mind. Read his claims below.
Winning Copa America with Argentina was ‘Most Difficult’ Trophy of my Career – Lionel Messi
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Winning Copa America with Argentina was ‘Most Difficult’ Trophy of my Career – Lionel Messi

Six time Ballon d'Or winner, Lionel Messi has called the international silverware he won with Argentina, his most difficult trophy of his career so far. According to Messi, who now plays for PSG after two decades with Barca, Copa America glory with Argentina gave him "peace of mind" at international level. Messi suffered final heartache at the 2014 World Cup and back-to-back Copa losses in 2015 and 2016 with Argentina. At a point he feared that he wouldn't win anything with Argentina but he captained Lionel Scaloni's side to a memorable victory, and says he has had a truly successful career. Messi speaking to ESPN said: "Everything I won was important and beautiful, but this was the most difficult because I went through many things. It was knock after knock. "I finally had...
Storey wins 17th gold to become Britain’s most Successful Paralympian
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Storey wins 17th gold to become Britain’s most Successful Paralympian

An emotional Sarah Storey said she felt “overwhelmed” after becoming Britain’s most successful Paralympian Thursday with her 17th gold medal, 29 years after her first. Storey won cycling’s C4-5 women’s road race for her third gold at Tokyo 2020, following victory in the individual pursuit at the velodrome last week and triumph in the C4-5 road time trial two days ago. “I’m a bit overwhelmed, again,” she told Channel 4 TV immediately after the 79.2 kilometre race. “I feel like it is happening to someone else. “Right now I can’t explain or compute anything about the race, but crossing the line first felt so good.” In treacherous cool, wet and foggy conditions at Fuji International Speedway, cycling queen Storey finished in 2hr 21min 51sec to eclipse Mike Kenny’s 16 swimmi...
W’Cup qualifiers: Ronaldo eyes Ali Daei’s goal record as Portugal, Ireland clash
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W’Cup qualifiers: Ronaldo eyes Ali Daei’s goal record as Portugal, Ireland clash

Cristiano Ronaldo will play in all three of Portugal’s fixtures during the international break following his return to Manchester United, head coach Fernando Santos said. Ronaldo completed his United comeback on Tuesday, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner re-joining the Red Devils from Juventus. This is his second spell following his successful first stint at Old Trafford between 2003 and 2009. Amid the hype in Manchester, Ronaldo’s attention has swiftly turned to matters with Portugal as Santos’ men prepare to face Republic of Ireland in a World Cup qualifier later on Wednesday. Portugal will also meet Qatar in a friendly on Saturday before resuming their road to Qatar 2022 against Azerbaijan on Tuesday. As Ronaldo stands on the cusp of breaking his tie with Ali Daei for th...
Deadline Day: Crystal Palace swoop for Celtic striker Edouard
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Deadline Day: Crystal Palace swoop for Celtic striker Edouard

Crystal Palace completed the signing of French under-21 international Odsonne Edouard from Celtic for a reported initial fee of £15 million ($21 million)ahead of Tuesday’s transfer deadline. The Eagles were eager to improve their attacking options after scoring just twice in new manager Patrick Vieira’s first three Premier League games. Edouard had just one season left on his deal at Celtic and has signed a four-year deal with the Premier League club. “Scoring goals in the Premier League may be the biggest challenge in my career,” Edouard told the Palace website. “But I’m confident in myself and my team-mates to be successful.” Edouard progressed through the Paris Saint-Germain academy and spent time on loan at Toulouse before joining Celtic initially on loan in 2017. The ...
Why I returned to Manchester United – Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Silence
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Why I returned to Manchester United – Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Silence

Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken for first time on his return to Manchester United as the club confirms his transfer. Ronaldo said he returned to Old Trafford because Manchester United have always had a special place in his heart. Early on Tuesday morning, Juventus confirmed that the Portugal international was moving to the former Premier League champions with United having agreed to pay €15million (£12.8m) plus €8m (£6.8m) in add-ons, payable over the course of the next five years. Manchester United have also confirmed the re-signing of the 36-year-old after 12 years away. Ronaldo said he is thrilled to be back at the club where he established himself as one of football’s greatest players. “Manchester United is a club that have always had a special place in my h...
West Ham close to £25m Vlasic deal
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West Ham close to £25m Vlasic deal

West Ham are close to agreeing a £25m deal to sign Nikola Vlasic from CSKA Moscow. David Moyes has been keen to bolster his attacking options and has turned his attention to the Croatian after it became increasingly likely Jesse Lingard would remain at Manchester United this season. Lingard excelled during a successful loan spell at West Ham under Moyes last term, with the 28-year-old's performances reinstating him into the thoughts of England boss Gareth Southgate. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently said he believes Lingard has a big part to play at Manchester United this season with the player focused on working his way into the first team. Vlasic has previously had an underwhelming two-year spell at Everton which came to an end in 2019. The 23-year-old joined Ever...
Police Rescue abducted student of Kwara State University
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Police Rescue abducted student of Kwara State University

Khadijat Isiaq, the abducted 300-level Mass Communication student of Kwara State University (KWASU) has been rescued by the police. Six suspects linked to the abduction of Khadijat were also arrested by the policemen. The command’s spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi confirmed that the student who was abducted on Sunday August 22 at Okoru village, near Malete at about 9pm, has been rescued. Ajayi said;   “I am happy to inform the general public of the successful search and rescue operation conducted in liberating the abducted 300L Mass Communication female student of Kwara State University by name Isiaq Kadijat. “The command wishes to acknowledge the support of the Inspector General of police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, the local hunters, vigil...
Ollie Robinson runs through India as England level series with thumping innings win at Headingley
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Ollie Robinson runs through India as England level series with thumping innings win at Headingley

Ollie Robinson led the charge as England tore through India on the fourth morning at Emerald Headingley to clinch a comprehensive innings and 76-run win in the third Test. The England seamer dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara (91) and Virat Kohli (55) in the first hour to start the charge and finished with Test-best figures of 5-65 as the tourists crumbled. India had started the morning with hopes of salvaging something from the match but lost 8-63 in the session in a collapse to rival their 78 all out in the first innings. Craig Overton claimed two wickets in three balls to finish the job for England, who draw level at 1-1 in the series with two Tests to play. The win was also the 27th of Joe Root's captaincy, the most of any England skipper in the history of Test cricket. Eng...
Paralympics: I can’t eat, says Elated Gold Medallist Tijani
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Paralympics: I can’t eat, says Elated Gold Medallist Tijani

Nigeria’s para-powerlifter, Latifat Tijani, says she is so happy after winning the country’s first gold medal at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games that she’s been unable to eat. Tijani won the gold medal in the women’s -45kg para-powerlifting event after lifting 107kg to defeat China’s Zhe Cui. After her heroic feat in Tokyo, the athlete from Ogun State, a silver medallist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, spoke on how she had to challenge herself to become the country’s first medallist at the Games. “At the moment I cannot eat and I’m not sure I want to eat until tomorrow (today) because I feel so happy,” Tijani stated after her gold-winning feat. She added, “I feel so good and I also tried not to allow the earlier disappointment of my teammates to affect me. All of m...
Why Liverpool boss, Klopp no longer Wears Glasses
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Why Liverpool boss, Klopp no longer Wears Glasses

The reason Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp dropped his eye glasses has been explained. The Reds manager now moves without his trademark square spectacles to the surprise of many football fans. The sight of Klopp and his signature “hipster” glasses has been a familiar one for years. However, fans were shocked over the summer when they noticed that the German had started to forego his glasses. And according to Goal, the German tactician has told German outlet, BILD, that he underwent successful eye treatment over the summer. “It’s actually totally private, but I can explain it to you once too. I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 10 years old – that’s 44 years,” he said. “The problem in recent years was that the glasses could no longer correct my poor eyesi...
Actor Baba Ijesha hails veteran actress, Mama Rainbow, in New video
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Actor Baba Ijesha hails veteran actress, Mama Rainbow, in New video

Embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, has shared a video on his Instagram page in which he was pouring encomium on veteran actress, Mama Rainbow. Baba Ijesha is currently standing trial for allegedly defiling the foster daughter of Princess. Speaking in Yoruba, Baba Ijesha hailed Mama Rainbow for her contributions in the movie industry. He captioned the video ''Phillip nìy?n. MAMA RAINBOW ..Maami looking like under 20 at 80s. Sweet 16 mother, Live begins at 40. Mama to gbaskii perfect for all role. Always pleasant. Loving, kind and generous. Mother of all successful children in the industry, iya oloriire, alalubarika. Help me to celebrate this epitome of beauty.'' Recall that Mama Rainbow clashed with comedienne, Princess after she granted an intervie...
If you are Successful and Wealthy, avoid your School alumni WhatsApp forum – Reno Omokri
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If you are Successful and Wealthy, avoid your School alumni WhatsApp forum – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri has advised successful people to avoid their schools' alumni WhatsApp groups. According to him, this could lead to hate from other classmates who might not be that successful. Expantiating on his advice, Reno wrote; ''If you are successful and wealthy, avoid your school alumni WhatsApp forum. Too often, you may attract unnecessary hatred from schoolmates who never had your time in school, yet now believe that their poverty is your responsibility to fix, and your refusal to fix their poverty is a show of hatred towards them. They will devote more time to pulling you down than in pulling themselves up. Due to their emotional connection to your youth, you may end up getting distracted. So, to avoid stories that touch, just jejely face your front before you are drawn to ...
I would have loved for Zahra to finish school and live with me a little longer before getting married to Buhari’s son – Emir of Bichi
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I would have loved for Zahra to finish school and live with me a little longer before getting married to Buhari’s son – Emir of Bichi

The Emir of Bichi, Kano, Nasir Ado Bayero, has said he wishes his daughter, Zahra, would complete her studies and stay with him a bit longer before getting married to President Buhari's son, Yusuf. Zahra and Yusuf are set to tie the knot on Friday, August 20. The wedding fatiha will be held at Bichi Central Masjid, followed by a reception at the Emir’s Palace in Bichi. In an exclusive interview with DailyTrust ,the monarch spoke on his relationship with his children. The Emir said it was a difficult decision to marry off any of his children because he is close to them all. "I’m very close to my children, so sending away Zahra is also an issue for me, but we thank God. She’s a young girl, only 20; and she’s in her final year in the university studying architecture," he said....
University Made me feel like a Failure – Rapper Blaq Bonez
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University Made me feel like a Failure – Rapper Blaq Bonez

Nigerian rapper, Blaq Bonez has recalled how his days in the university made him feel like a failure. The rapper who revealed that he was an engineering student, said while others were getting As and having a future that looked bright, he was dropping mixtapes and hoping it got to public space. Expressing gratitude for how far he has come, Blaq Bonez added that he almost got depressed and didn't know how he would have taken care of his mother if he wasn't successful in music. He concluded by stating that his "serious friends" in school are also doing well in their respective fields. See his tweets below.........
Two Nigerian fraudsters forfeit over N200m, luxury cars and properties valued at N260m to FG
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Two Nigerian fraudsters forfeit over N200m, luxury cars and properties valued at N260m to FG

Judgment day finally came for two Nigerian fraudsters, Tobilola Ibrahim Bakare and Alimi Seun Sikiru as they lost cash and properties in upscale Lekki axis of Lagos to the Federal Government following their arrest and prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The forfeited assets include the sums of N196, 741, 216.82 and N7, 054, 852.01 in bank accounts; two vehicles, a Mercedes Benz E500 and a Toyota Hilux 2020. Others are; five bedroom duplex situated at Ibrahim Eleto Street, Osapa London, Lekki, Lagos, four bedroom semi-detached duplex situated at Ologolo, Jakande, Lekki, Lagos and another four bedroom semi-detached duplex in Southern View Estate, Mayor Court, Chevron Alternative Road, Lekki, Lagos. The two vehicles are valued at N30million while th...
Tokyo Olympics: Laura Kenny becomes first British Woman to Win Gold at three Olympics
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Tokyo Olympics: Laura Kenny becomes first British Woman to Win Gold at three Olympics

Laura Kenny has become the first British woman to win gold medals at three consecutive Olympic Games. She surpassed Dutchwoman Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel to become the most successful female cyclist in Olympic history. Kenny took her fifth gold in the women's Madison, alongside Katie Archibald, taking her total number of medals up to six and joining Charlotte Dujardin as the most decorated British female Olympian. “It’s unbelievable. I’m just so glad,” Kenny said. “I’ve never wanted to win a race so badly in all my life. That was the one. I messaged Jason this morning and said, ‘I feel like my Olympics ends today.’ The one race I really wanted to do was this, and we went and did it.” The British pair won the first three sprints on the track before extending their adv...
Simi Esiri Reveals her dad has passed on
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Simi Esiri Reveals her dad has passed on

Simi Esiri has announced the passing of her father. The magazine publisher took to Instagram to announce that her dad, a successful businessman, died two weeks ago. She shared photos of her father, including one of him walking her down the aisle during her wedding to singer, Dr Sid, in 2014. In the caption,  she paid tribute to him and expressed how his death has affected her.
Onouvevwo: Emerging Quarter-miler Inspired by Brume
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Onouvevwo: Emerging Quarter-miler Inspired by Brume

Nigeria’s only track and field medallist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Ese Brume, is a source of inspiration to Nigerians even before achieving success on Tuesday. Ella Onouvevwo, a 400m runner who is only in SS3, sees Brume as her sporting idol. Just like many sportsmen and women who have come out of Delta State, Onouvevwo was discovered while representing her school — Etigbo Secondary School, Ughelli. A successful outing with her school propelled her to more success on the national stage, winning a gold medal at the 2019 National Youth Games in Ilorin. “I started athletics in 2019 after I represented my school at an invitation relay at Government College, Ughelli, where we placed second. Then my coach called me and said we should start training,” she told PUNCH Sports E...
Obi Cubana Crowned Ambassador for Nigerian Youths
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Obi Cubana Crowned Ambassador for Nigerian Youths

Following the recent tides in recognition of Obi Cubana, the OkpataOzueora 1 Of Oba land for his humanitarian services, Operatives Of Transport Business in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, majorly Uber/Bolt known as the Abuja Pilots over the weekend welcomed  Cubana back to Abuja from the successful burial of his late mother. In acknowledgement of his good works in our society to promote business ideas, the body deemed it fit to crown him the AMBASSADOR OF NIGERIAN YOUTHS as the leading entrepreneur, who has shown capacity in human development and business empowerment. The investiture of Cubana took place at a dinner night on Sunday in one of the finest and leading bar/club in Africa, 'Hustle & Bustle,' in Abuja. Mr  Mfon Patrick, the Convener of the event l...
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. ...

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