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Nigeria plans building next generation of athletes – Dare
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Nigeria plans building next generation of athletes – Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says Nigeria has started building a new generation of athletes who will take the country to new heights. Dare, who spoke on the sidelines of the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, canvassed for support for consistent training and development of the country’s athletes. “Nigeria should keep the plan that brought us here (Japan). It’s not just about medal winners but as many that meet the qualification standards in their chosen sports, experience matters at the Olympics,” Dare said. “Most of the medal winners have been to two or more Olympics. I saw how lack of experience robbed two of our young and talented athletes of medals; Elizabeth Anyanacho in taekwando, Uche Eke in gymnastics and Esther Toko in rowing, who eventually secured a ...
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No One Can Judge me, no One is Feeding me – Toke Makinwa

Media personality, Toke Makinwa has shared an Instastory post which is seemingly a response to the negative reactions that trailed her comment about singer and show host, Kelly Clarkson being ordered by a US court to pay her ex-husband almost $200k as spousal and child support. Toke stated that she is not afraid of airing her opinion and is ready to learn if she is wrong. She however added that if she is right, she welcomes the diversity. The media personality also averred that many people are afraid to live for the fear of judgement.
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Simone Biles Breaks her Silence after Shock Olympics Withdrawal

Team USA superstar gymnast, Simone Biles has broken her silence after  her shock withdrawal from the individual all-around final at the Tokyo Olympics. Biles, who won four gold medals at the Rio 2016 Games, including the individual all-around title, announced early on Wednesday morning that she has chosen not to defend her title, after consulting with USA Gymnastics officials following her sudden withdrawal from the team competition on Tuesday. On Wednesday evening, she took to Twitter to thank her fans for their 'love and support.' 'The outpouring love & support I’ve received has made me realize I’m more than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I never truly believed before,' Biles tweeted on Wednesday night.
Kim Kardashian attends Kanye West’s  album event with their kids & sister Khloe to support him Despite Divorce
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Kim Kardashian attends Kanye West’s  album event with their kids & sister Khloe to support him Despite Divorce

Reality TV star, Kim Kardashian West attended Kanye West’s album release party on Thursday night, July 22 in a show of support despite their ongoing divorce proceedings. Kim took all her kids -  North, 8, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2, and her sister Khloe to the star-studded event at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium to celebrate Kanye's highly-anticipated 10th studio album. - DONDA, named after his late mum. Billionaire rapper, Kanye, wore a nude fabric mask that covered his entire head while his kids North and Saint West appeared to enjoy the listening party with their mom Kim. Footage from a fan at the event showed Kim, 40, rocking a skintight head-to-toe red body suit while Kanye could be seen standing alone in the middle of the venue surrounded by fi...
Dr Dre Ordered To Pay $300K Monthly To Nicole Young In Spousal Support
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Dr Dre Ordered To Pay $300K Monthly To Nicole Young In Spousal Support

A judge has ordered American rapper and entrepreneur, Dr. Dre to pay his estranged wife, Nicole Young the sum of $300,000 per month in spousal support. Dr Dre, real name Andre Young, and his ex-wife were both in court for a hearing this week According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, the music mogul must make the monthly payments as long as Nicole remains a spinster. "[Dre] is ordered to pay to the [Nicole] spousal support in the sum of $293,306.00 per month, payable on the first of each month, commencing August 1, 2021," the order states. That equals $3,519,672 a year in support, not including other expenses. Nicole, 51, is guaranteed $300,000 per month as long as she doesn't remarry, according to the court order. Once she remarries, or if death should befall ...
Everton Midfielder, Gylfi Sigurðsson Who was Arrested on Suspicion of Child Sex Offences ‘Moves into Safe house’
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Everton Midfielder, Gylfi Sigurðsson Who was Arrested on Suspicion of Child Sex Offences ‘Moves into Safe house’

Everton midfielder, Gylfi Sigurðsson, who was arrested over alleged sex offences has been moved into a 'safe house', it has been claimed. The Icelandic international, who has not been named by British media due to their media laws, was detained by Greater Manchester Police on Friday and is said to strenuously deny the allegations. The football club - which confirmed it had suspended the player - is understood to have arranged the temporary accommodation and is providing 24/7 support, according to reports. Officers are said to have searched his UK home and seized potential evidence earlier this month. A source told the Daily Mail: "I’m told from a reliable source that he is in a safe house that Everton got him and he is being supported 24/7." A leading supermarket chain i...
Priests should guide their parishioners and not attack them – Chimamanda Adichie replies Catholic Parish Priest who verbally attacked her during her mother’s funeral mass
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Priests should guide their parishioners and not attack them – Chimamanda Adichie replies Catholic Parish Priest who verbally attacked her during her mother’s funeral mass

Chimamanda Adichie has replied a Catholic Parish Priest who verbally attacked her over comments she made about the Catholic church in Nigeria, during her mother's funeral mass in Abba community of Enugu state. The celebrated author who revealed that she left the church angrily over the Parish Priest’s verbal attack, said she came back to explain what she said during the interview about the Catholic Church in Nigeria because Abba community and the Catholic Church in the community mean a lot to her. Adichie noted that the Parish priest has had several opportunities to call her privately to explain her stance but never did. She also added that Priests are meant to guide parishioners and not attack them. Recounting how the priest alleged that she said she doesn’t attend Catholic C...
Update: Everton midfielder, Gylfi Sigurðsson revealed as the married footballer being investigated for alleged child sex offences
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Update: Everton midfielder, Gylfi Sigurðsson revealed as the married footballer being investigated for alleged child sex offences

Everton midfielder, Gylfi Sigurðsson has been revealed as the married footballer being investigated for alleged child sex offences. It was first reported on Monday night, July 20 that an Everton footballer was arrested on suspicion of committing child sex offences and released on bail pending further investigation. The player had his home raided by police and was arrested on Friday. Everton released an official statement on Monday evening confirming they had suspended a footballer and will assist the police with any enquiries. The statement on the club's official site read: "Everton can confirm it has suspended a player pending a police investigation. "The Club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at t...
Rivers United Fans beat up Akwa United supporter, hold referee hostage
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Rivers United Fans beat up Akwa United supporter, hold referee hostage

Rivers united fans on Sunday beat up a fan of Akwa United at Adokiya Amesiamaka stadium during a match between the two clubs. Trouble started after the football fan raised a placard in support of his team. The action was said to have angered the home fans who allegedly descended on the Akwa United fan. Also, the centre referee who officiated the match was held hostage by the fans after the match which ended in a 1-1 draw. It took the intervention of the Rivers state commissioner for sports, Boma Yaye for the centre referee to be escorted out of the stadium. Fans were allowed in the stadium in contravention of COVID-19 protocols.
Yoruba Nation Rally: Comedian, Mr Macaroni Donates N500k To Family Of Slain Jumoke
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Yoruba Nation Rally: Comedian, Mr Macaroni Donates N500k To Family Of Slain Jumoke

Debo Adebayo, the comedian, fondly known as Mr Macaroni, has donated a sum of N500,000 to the family of Jumoke Oyeleke, who was shot dead at the Yoruba Nation rally in Ojota, Lagos. Mr Macaroni, made this known on Saturday via his Twitter page, where he also revealed that he visited the family. Agitators for the Yoruba Nation gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota two weeks ago amid the presence of armed policemen and soldiers. Jumoke, 25, who displayed soft drinks at her boss’ shop located in a compound close to the rally ground when security men chased some agitators into the premises, was hit by a stray bullet and she died on the spot. In a series of tweets, Mr Macaroni wrote, “I visited the family of the late Jumoke Oyeleke; the 25yrs old that was killed during th...
Iconic Rapper, Biz Markie Passes Away at the age of 57
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Iconic Rapper, Biz Markie Passes Away at the age of 57

Veteran American rapper, Biz Markie, known for classic rap song ‘Just a Friend,’ has died at age 57. Markie’s representative, Jenni Izumi, said the New York rapper, beatboxer, and producer died peacefully Friday evening, July 16, with his wife by his side. “We are grateful for the many calls and prayers of support that we have received during this difficult time,” Izumi said in a statement. “Biz created a legacy of artistry that will forever be celebrated by his industry peers and his beloved fans whose lives he was able to touch through music, spanning over 35 years. He leaves behind a wife, many family members and close friends who will miss his vibrant personality, constant jokes and frequent banter.” “Biz created a legacy of artistry that will forever be celebrated by his ...
”The level of hatred and unhealthy competition in Nollywood is heart wrenching-” Actor Prince Eke writes as he applauds Instagram skit makers for their collaborations
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”The level of hatred and unhealthy competition in Nollywood is heart wrenching-” Actor Prince Eke writes as he applauds Instagram skit makers for their collaborations

Actor Prince Eke has applauded Instagram skit makers over the way they work together. In a post shared on his Instastories, the actor said the way Instagram skit makers support each other is so overwhelming. Commenting on the collaborations between skit makers and Nollywood players, Eke opined that if the tables were turned, Nollywood celebrities would not give  kit makers any opportunity. He ended by saying the hatred and unhealthy competition in Nollywood is heartwrenching.
Mom Gets Prison Sentence Delayed to ‘Support’ Daughter who is Participating in Olympics for Team USA
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Mom Gets Prison Sentence Delayed to ‘Support’ Daughter who is Participating in Olympics for Team USA

Gina Chiles, the mother of Team USA gymnast, Jordan Chiles was granted a delay to the start of her prison sentence for wire fraud so she can support her daughter through the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Gina Chiles previously admitted she embezzled more than $1 million from clients of her commercial property management business, Inspire Vision Property Management, in Portland, court documents state. She had faced up to 20 years in prison, but struck a deal with prosecutors, in which she pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. She was then handed a 366-day sentence in November according to reports by People Magazine. Gina Chiles had been set to report to federal prison on July 27, the same day that her 20-year-old daughter is scheduled to compete at the Tokyo games, court ...
‘I will not let this break me’ – England star Saka critical of social media giants after suffering racist abuse
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‘I will not let this break me’ – England star Saka critical of social media giants after suffering racist abuse

The Arsenal winger thanked his family and friends for their support, while hitting back at online platforms for failing to curb attacks Bukayo Saka says that he will not let his Euro 2020 final penalty miss and the subsequent abuse he received online "break" him and insists that social media companies "are not doing enough" to prevent offensive messages. The Arsenal winger saw his strike from the spot saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma in the final act of the European Championship decider, to leave Gareth Southgate's side heartbroken at Wembley after a sharply-contested 1-1 draw after full-time. Racial abuse directed towards both Saka and team-mates Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho - who also missed penalties - spread across social media shortly afterwards and in his first comments s...
We’ll always support you – Diddy backs England’s racially abused players
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We’ll always support you – Diddy backs England’s racially abused players

  Sean Combs, an American rapper and producer known as Diddy, has encouraged England’s Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and Marcos Rashford after they missed their spot-kicks against Italy in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday. Diddy, who posted his message via Instagram, expressed pride for the players, saying they did their best to help the Three Lions reach the final. “We stand with you Kings. Proud of all your efforts on and off the field and we will always support you. Continue to inspire. Love,” he wrote. “And to the racists…” DAILY POST reports that Saka, Rashford and Sancho were abused on social media after the match which ended 1-1 after 120 minutes. The final was England’s best ever finish in Europe.
Messi Dedicates Copa America triumph to Maradona
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Messi Dedicates Copa America triumph to Maradona

  Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has dedicated their Copa America win over Brazil to his family and the late Diego Maradona. Messi finally won an international trophy, after they beat the Selecao 1-0 in Sunday’s final. Angel Di Maria netted the winning goal in the 22nd minute of play. “I want to dedicate this success to my family, who have always given me the strength to continue, to my friends whom I love so much, to all the people who support us and above all to 45 million Argentinians who have suffered so much with this dreadful virus,” Messi wrote on Instagram. Argentina had refused to co-host the tournament with Colombia due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. CONMEBOL eventually transferred hosting rights to Brazil at the last minute. Messi also paid tribu...
VP Osinbajo unveils team Nigeria’s official outfit to Tokyo Olympics, sends forth athletes
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VP Osinbajo unveils team Nigeria’s official outfit to Tokyo Olympics, sends forth athletes

Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo has sent forth Nigeria's Olympic delegation to Tokyo, Japan, charging Nigerians to pray and support the contingent.   The send forth ceremony for Team Nigeria to the Olympic Games held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday, July 12, 2021, and Osinbajo charged the Nigerian contingent to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to remember that they are standing "on the shoulders of giants" as they prepare to depart Nigeria.     Recalling the exploits of past Nigerian teams to previous Olympics, Osinbajo said “you will also carry with you the encouragement of the great exploits of Nigerian Olympians before you."     Osinbajo reminded the team of “such legends as Chioma Ajunwa who won the gold medal...
Southgate reveals decision on his future as England manager after Euro 2020 final
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Southgate reveals decision on his future as England manager after Euro 2020 final

  England manager, Gareth Southgate, has said he will continue in the role for the 2022 World Cup. However, he made it clear he would need time to reflect, before signing a new deal. Southgate suffered heartbreak at Wembley, as they were beaten by Italy on penalties in the final of Euro 2020 on Sunday. Despite the defeat, the FA wants to hand the 50-year-old a new deal. But speaking after England’s defeat, Southgate said: “I said at the time it is great to have that internal support, you greatly value that as a manager. “I don’t want to commit to anything longer than I should and I don’t want to outstay my welcome so all of those things need consideration. “I want to take the team to Qatar, I feel we have made progress over the four years, we have had a fourth...
Arsenal, Aubameyang react as Saka misses penalty against Italy in Euro 2020 final
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Arsenal, Aubameyang react as Saka misses penalty against Italy in Euro 2020 final

  Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the club have sent their support to Bukayo Saka, after his penalty miss saw Italy crowned European champions at Wembley. On the road to the final, Saka became a fans’ favourite over the course of Euro 2020, with his industrious displayers. The 19-year-old was introduced as a second half substitute during the final at Wembley on Sunday and was selected to take the decisive penalty, afer Jordan Pickford’s save from Jorginho kept England’s hopes alive. Gianluigi Donnarumma guessed correctly and dived to his left to parry Saka’s effort. Aubameyang wrote on Instagram: “Proud of you my little bro. This will build your success, you will see.” The official Arsenal Twitter account, meanwhile, added: “Football can be so crue...
Copa America final: Neymar slams Brazilians supporting Messi, Argentina to win
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Copa America final: Neymar slams Brazilians supporting Messi, Argentina to win

Neymar has hit out at Brazilians who are supporting Argentina to win the Copa America final on Sunday at the Maracana, because they support Lionel Messi. Brazil became the host of this year’s Copa, after CONMEBOL confirmed Argentina and Colombia would no longer stage the event. SporTV journalist, Fabiola Andrade, is among those who have publicly come out to support Argentina in the final. Andrade explained her controversial decision on Instagram, stating that “I love Brazil, Brazilian football…I have several Argentine friends. But I’m not going to root for Argentina in the Copa America final because of them, no,” adding that Messi “needs to win a title with his country’s shirt! For justice!” But Neymar posted on Instagram: “I am ‘Brazilian with a lot of pride and with a lot...
Euro 2020: Denmark captain Kjaer sorry as ‘Fantastic adventure’ ends
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Euro 2020: Denmark captain Kjaer sorry as ‘Fantastic adventure’ ends

Denmark captain Simon Kjaer said he was disappointed their unforgettable Euro 2020 run came to a halt in the semi-finals following Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to England. “It’s been a fantastic adventure. I’m sorry that it’s now finished but that’s how it is,” Kjaer told Danish public television station DR1. “The support we’ve received goes beyond anything we hoped for. I’m proud but I’m also disappointed that we’re not going all the way to the final.” Denmark took the lead at Wembley through a brilliant free-kick from Mikkel Damsgaard, but Kjaer scored an own goal before Harry Kane hit the winner in extra time. “We played very well in this match. If we had been a bit sharper at certain points in the first half we could have scored another goal,” said Kjaer. The loss marked the...
Update: Police rescue passengers abducted from a commercial bus in Osun
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Update: Police rescue passengers abducted from a commercial bus in Osun

The police in Osun state says it has rescued the passengers abducted from a commercial bus at Odo-Osun, near Imesi-Ile in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State on July 5. The Osun State-bound commercial bus conveying passengers from Ekiti State was ambushed at Odo-Osun, on Ila Road at about 1.45pm, and the gunmen took the passengers into the forest. A statement released by the state police command spokesperson, SP Opalola Yemisi, states that the four abducted persons have been released. ''The Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command, CP Olawale Olokode, psc in his frantic efforts and the support from other security outfits has rescued the four abducted commuters, reportedly kidnapped along Tafida Imesi-Ile and Ilare/Esa-Odo road on 4th and 5th July, 2021 respectively. ...
Tokyo Olympics: Buhari to host Team Nigeria
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Tokyo Olympics: Buhari to host Team Nigeria

  President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday host members of Team Nigeria to the Tokyo Olympics at the Presidential Villa in Abuja before the final batch of the contingent departs for the Games. Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, said this in Abuja on Tuesday at a brief send-forth ceremony for the first batch of the team which left for Japan. Dare said the contingent, which would leave in four batches, would be formally “sent forth” by President Buhari on Monday, as is the tradition. He said, “We’re keeping to the tradition of unveiling the team to the President, who will, in turn, hand them over to the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC). “The unveiling of the official wear/equipment will also be done by Mr President. This is a very symbolic even...
Tokyo 2020: Adekuroye Confident Of Podium Finish
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Tokyo 2020: Adekuroye Confident Of Podium Finish

Reigning Commonwealth champion Odunayo Adekuoroye says she is not under any form of pressure ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan, and remains confident of claiming a historic gold medal for Nigeria in wrestling. The 3-time World Championships medalist Adekuoroye and four other Nigerian wrestlers will be attempting to do what none of their compatriots have been able to do at the Games previously – winning an Olympic medal. Having established herself globally as one of the best wrestlers in the 57kg category, expectations are high that the 27-year-old would deliver Nigeria’s first-ever wrestling medal in Tokyo. Such expectations usually come with pressure, however, the 6-time African champion says she is physically and mentally ready for the Games, adding that she enjoys a...
‘Biased’ Buhari is not God, I can criticise him – Dele Momodu roars
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‘Biased’ Buhari is not God, I can criticise him – Dele Momodu roars

Media personality, Dele Momodu has reacted to allegations of supporting anyone who is against the President Mohammadu Buhari led-administration. Trouble ensued  after the media personality shared an old video of wanted secessionist leader, Sunday Igboho dancing with the caption “Happiness is FREE. OOSA.” Following the development, a follower who didn’t seem pleased with his post and caption took to the comment section to accuse him of always being in support of anyone who is against the present administration and who mocks the President. Reacting, Momodu in a response to the troll stated that Buhari is just a President and not God.
Euro 2020: Benzema breaks silence on France’s elimination
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Euro 2020: Benzema breaks silence on France’s elimination

France striker, Karim Benzema, has finally reacted to his country’s elimination from Euro 2020. France was knocked out of the European Championship on Monday by Switzerland. Didier Deschamps’s side was defeated 5-4 on penalties in Bucharest after Kylian Mbappe saw his spot-kick saved by goalkeeper Yann Sommer following a 3-3 draw after 120 minutes. Reacting, Benzema, in a post via his Instagram account, said: “Sad and disappointed after yesterday’s match. The disappointment is immense, I would have liked to continue to make you vibrate for a long time. Thank you for your unwavering support since the start of this Euro. “Thank you for the strength you have given me daily. “Nothing is ever easy, we continue to fight to prepare for the future and come back even stronger.”...
Sunday Igboho: Yoruba groups endorse July 3 Lagos rally, invite UN, others
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Sunday Igboho: Yoruba groups endorse July 3 Lagos rally, invite UN, others

A body of Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), has declared full support for the July 3 Yourba Nation rally to be led by Sunday Igboho. The coalition is chaired by a renowned historian and Second Republic Senator, Professor Banji Akintoye. Ilana Omo Oodua has held peaceful rallies for the actualization of a Yoruba independent state in Ekiti, Oyo, Osun, Ogun and Ondo. A statement on Monday by the General Secretary, George Akinola said the international community have been invited to observe the Lagos rally. The scribe listed the international bodies to include the United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), African Union (AU), Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS), United States and United Kingdom. The statement noted that the event “will finally sink the ill-...
Tinubu will make a good president – Olubadan
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Tinubu will make a good president – Olubadan

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has endorsed the idea of the All Progressives Congress (APC ) National Leader, Bola Tinubu, vying for the Nigerian Presidency in 2023. The Olubadan expressed his support while receiving members of the Tinubu Vanguard, a support group for Tinubu’s presidency project in Ibadan on Saturday. The Director-General of Tinubu Vanguard, Dr Johnny Benjamin, said this in a statement on Saturday. Olubadan described Tinubu as a good man whose stewardship as president would consolidate on the progressive agenda of the APC and propel Nigeria to the path of economic prosperity and sustainable development. “Tinubu is a good man and I will do everything within my power to support his candidacy for the 2023 presidential poll,” he said. The direct...
Suspected Kidnappers kill APC chieftain in Ondo
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Suspected Kidnappers kill APC chieftain in Ondo

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed the secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, Hon. Dele Isibor. It was gathered that 62-year-old Isibor was on his way from Imoru to Ifon, headquarters of Ose LG with three other persons on Sunday, June 20, when the gunmen shot at their car. The APC chieftain was hit by bullet while the kidnappers were said to have abducted three other passengers in the vehicle. He was rushed to the hospital where he died as a result of the gunshot wounds on Monday, June 21. It was further gathered that the three other victims abducted by the gunmen were released after payment of ransom by their families. The Publicity Secretary of APC in Ondo State, Mr. Alex Kalejaye, who confirmed the inci...
Jason Njoku apologizes to Ndi Igbo after they rallied round to save his app from bad reviews posted as vengeance
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Jason Njoku apologizes to Ndi Igbo after they rallied round to save his app from bad reviews posted as vengeance

Jason Njoku has apologized to Igbo people for a comment he made in the past after they rallied around to save his app from being taken down by Google. Some Northern youths had allegedly mobilise to report Jason Njoku’s iROKO TV app after Google deleted Adamu Garba’s Crowwe from Play Store. A post shared via a popular Northern account blamed the removal of Adamu Garba’s app on Igbos, claiming that Igbos are responsible for the horrible reviews the Crowwe app received.  They then called on Northern youths to storm Jason Njoku's app with bad reviews as vengeance. Soon, the bad reviews began pouring in and Igbos rallied round to counter them with positive reviews. Some Igbos pointed out that Joson Njoku had degraded the Igbo language months ago and asked if he d...
”You can’t bring a good man down”- footballer, Jude Ighalo, writes after wife, Sonia, called him out on IG
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”You can’t bring a good man down”- footballer, Jude Ighalo, writes after wife, Sonia, called him out on IG

Footballer, Jude Ighalo, appears to have reacted after his wife, Sonia, called him out on IG last night. Sonia called him out for welcoming two babies from two different women and allegedly refusing to pay child support. In an apparent reaction, Ighalo via his IG page this morning, said no one can bring a good man down ''You can never bring a good man down, who God has blessed no one can curse #itstoolatetofail''hewrote
FG Gives Mikel Obi new Appointment
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FG Gives Mikel Obi new Appointment

  The federal government has appointed former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, as Youth Ambassador. This was confirmed on Friday, at an event held at the National Stadium, Lagos, which was attended by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare. According to the Special Adviser to Dare on Media, John Joshua-Akanji, Mikel Obi was described by the Minister as a “role model whose lasting legacies in football development has continued to have a positive impact on youths in the country.” Mikel Obi was assured of Federal Government support whenever he chooses to invest in the country. “Time will not permit me to say much about Mikel’s success as a footballer. He is our legend and a role model who has continued to impact the lives of youth positively. ...
2023: Kelechi Iheanacho visits Gov Yahaya Bello [Photos]
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2023: Kelechi Iheanacho visits Gov Yahaya Bello [Photos]

  Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho has visited Governor Yahaya Bello. The Governor is seeking support from sportsmen, women and popular figures as he shows interest to run in the 2023 presidential election. The Leicester City striker’s visit came just a few days after former Chelsea star, John Mikel Obi visited the Governor. In a post on the Governor’s official Facebook page, Bello said: “Finally, Senior Man Kells Kelechi Iheanacho don cut soap for me! “It is always a pleasure to meet a teaming, Patriotic, Vibrant #nigerian #Youth. Congratulations once again on your #facup win.” Although the reason for Iheanacho’s visit is not yet known, it might have to do with Bello’s ambition to contest for Nigeria’s presidency in 2023. Bello had on more than one occ...
I’ll be back – Sergio Ramos sends emotional farewell message to Real Madrid
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I’ll be back – Sergio Ramos sends emotional farewell message to Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos, on Thursday, paid tribute to Real Madrid with a farewell speech. The Spain international, in a press conference organized by the club, thanked God for giving him the opportunity to join Real Madrid at the age of 19. The veteran defender also told Real Madrid fans that he would be back at the club sooner or later. “I joined the club with the support of my parents and brothers at the age of 19. I was just a kid, and thanks to God, I have now got a marvellous family, with a wife and four children,“ Ramos said. “I am fortunate enough to be able to say that we were a really united family when I joined, and I leave with the great family that has always supported and been there for me.” “You can never prepare yourself for this, but the time has come to say goodbye...
“Stormi, I Love you and Wifey, I love you” Travis Scott declares love for Kylie Jenner as he Accepts Award
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“Stormi, I Love you and Wifey, I love you” Travis Scott declares love for Kylie Jenner as he Accepts Award

Travis Scott took away all doubts that he's back with Kylie Jenner as he declared his love for her while accepting an award. Kylie Jenner flew to New York with Stormi this week to support Travis as he was honoured at the 72nd annual Parsons Benefit. Kylie and Stormi landed on Monday, June 14, so they could all be together at the event. While accepting an award at the Parsons Benefit on Tuesday, June 15, Travis said in an emotional speech: "Stormi, I love you and wifey, I love you." Travis, Kylie and Stormi also posed for photos together as a family of three, marking their first major red carpet event together since the couple split nearly two years ago. At one point, the 30-year-old rapper put his arm on Kylie's waist and she placed a hand on his back.
Swedish-British Presenter and Model Ulrika Jonsson, 53, Bares all as She Strips for Good cause
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Swedish-British Presenter and Model Ulrika Jonsson, 53, Bares all as She Strips for Good cause

Swedish-British presenter and model Ulrika Jonsson, 53, stripped completely naked to support a men's mental health campaign. The Swedish beauty was photographed wearing just a pair a wellies while tending to her garden. She strategically protected her modesty with her arm while holding her wheelbarrow. The mother-of-four shared the photo to Instagram and went on to nominate her celebrity friends to go naked to raise awareness for bereavement charity StrongMen.
I Support Twitter ban – Ned Nwoko
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I Support Twitter ban – Ned Nwoko

Billionaire Businessman and husband of actress Regina Daniels, Ned Nwoko has disclosed that he is in support of the Twitter ban in the country. Speaking at a June 12 lecture organised by the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Abuja Council, Nwoko stated that social media needs to be controlled and regulated in countries. He said; "On the current issue with Twitter in Nigeria, I wholeheartedly support the position of the Federal Government. “There should be a measure of control and regulation for social media in countries where they have a presence." The former lawmaker further added that social media platforms must pay taxes to governments and provide employment to some Nigerians.
Naftali Bennett sworn in as Israel’s new Prime Minister, ending Netanyahu’s 12-year rule
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Naftali Bennett sworn in as Israel’s new Prime Minister, ending Netanyahu’s 12-year rule

Israel has welcomed a new prime minister for the first time in more than a decade. Naftali Bennett, 49, was sworn in on Sunday June 13, after a new coalition government unseated longtime Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu. Bennett, 49, was a former chief of staff to Netanyahu The newly elected prime minister was appointed by the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in a 60-59 vote, with one minister abstaining. Shortly after the votes were counted, the now former-Prime Minister Netanyahu approached his opponent and the two shook hands. He later took to Twitter to pen a message to his supporters, vowing to return. "I ask you: do not let your spirit fall," he said. "We'll be back - and faster than you think." President Joe Biden released a statement congratulating Bennett a...
Since Civil War, there was never a time the Military is Involved in Some Type of Warfare than this time – Senate President, Ahmad Lawan
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Since Civil War, there was never a time the Military is Involved in Some Type of Warfare than this time – Senate President, Ahmad Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said that since civil war, there was never a time the Nigerian military got involved in warfare “like this time”. Lawan made the comment at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in Kaduna state which he visited on Saturday June 12. The senate president who made a donation of N10m to the hospital, also called for support for the military because they are fighting for the Nigerian people. He said;   “After the civil war in Nigeria, I dare say that there was never a time the military is involved in some type of warfare than this time. “Our armed forces deserve all the support from all the citizens of Nigeria because they are fighting on our behalf. To do otherwise is to be unfair, to the armed forces. “Our expectations as citizens...
Poverty: ”Insurgents Offered as Low as between 5,000 and 10,000 Naira to recruit some spies and Smugglers of Weapons”- Governor Zulum
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Poverty: ”Insurgents Offered as Low as between 5,000 and 10,000 Naira to recruit some spies and Smugglers of Weapons”- Governor Zulum

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has emphasized the need to continue to fight poverty in the country. According to him, the insurgents who have subjected the state to years of hardship and turmoil have recruited some residents into their fold by offering as low as N5000 or N10, 000 to them. The governor said this while delivering an address to mark 2021 democracy day and second-year anniversary of his government. “From records, we have experienced instances when insurgents offered as low as between 5,000 and 10,000 Naira to recruit some spies and smugglers of weapons. We needed to ensure that our good citizens had the support they needed, and they aare not exposed to potential attractions for the incentives of insurgents. There was the risk that insurgents could,...
Sacked Bauchi Commissioner shares photo of herself kneeling before Governor Bala Mohammed, says she will never stop supporting him
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Sacked Bauchi Commissioner shares photo of herself kneeling before Governor Bala Mohammed, says she will never stop supporting him

The former Bauchi State Commissioner of Commerce and Industries, Hon. Maryam Bagel has said she will continue to support Governor Bala Mohammed and his government. It would be recalled Bauchi Governor sacked all his commissioners and other political appointees including the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and the Chief of Staff (COS) Taking to her official Facebook page, she shared a photo of herself kneeling before the Governor and reiterated her support, admiration for him. Every story has an end...but in life every end is a new beginning" she wrote. "Just as I took to this platform several months ago to thank His Excellency our Governor for the honor he bestowed on me, of nominating me to the Honourable house as a member of his Executive Council, I am once again ...
Nigerian Lesbian allegedly Drugged and Raped in Ghana for two days
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Nigerian Lesbian allegedly Drugged and Raped in Ghana for two days

Popular Ghana-based Nigerian lesbian, Elladeevah Ellios has alleged that she was drugged and raped for two days by unknown persons. Ellios revealed that she is currently at the Cantonment Police Hospital receiving treatment. She also stated that she needs all the support she can get as her life has "come to an end." She wrote on Facebook I was recorded, drugged, and raped for 2 good days!! Current location Cantonment Police Hospital. I need all the support I can get ?????. My life has come to an end, I want to die Watch the video below.......
Premier League Announces Punishment for Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal
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Premier League Announces Punishment for Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal

  The English Premier League has confirmed that the six English clubs that secretly agreed to play in a European Super League (ESL) will pay a combined £22m fine. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Premier League and the Football Association on Wednesday afternoon. The teams – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham – have also agreed to a £25m fine and a potential 30-point deduction, if it happens in future. “As a gesture of goodwill, the clubs have collectively agreed to make a contribution of £22m, which will go towards the good of the game, including new investment in support for fans, grassroots football and community programmes,” the statement read in part. It added that “the clubs have agreed to support rule ...
UK Lawyer Suspended for her Tweet about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter’s name
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UK Lawyer Suspended for her Tweet about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter’s name

A UK family lawyer has been suspended after posting tweets mocking the name of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's daughter. After the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their daughter's name and explained that it was a tribute to Harry's mother and grandmother, people began to mock them and their support for the Black Lives Matter movement by asking why they didn't give their daughter a name showing their support for the movement. Journalist Julie Burchill asked why they didn't name their daughter after the late George Floyd who died after a police officer knelt on his neck. She wrote on Twitter: "What a missed opportunity. They could have called it Georgina Floydina." In response to Julie, a lawyer named Joanna Toch, 59, questioned why they didn't name the baby after M...
The Country Should not Stand on its way if the Igbos want to Secede – Northern Elders Forum
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The Country Should not Stand on its way if the Igbos want to Secede – Northern Elders Forum

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has said that the Igbos should be allowed to secede from Nigeria if that is what they so desire. In a statement released by its Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the forum said it has reviewed events and tendencies which suggest that the country is headed for more crises. Baba-Ahmed in the statement said Nigerians live in fear of violence today, and in fear of an uncertain future. He pointed out that irredentists are increasingly asserting their influence over the South East and some part of the country. He mentioned that political leaders in the South East appear to have submitted to violence and terror of IPOB and ESN. ''Muted voices of millions of Igbo cannot be heard so that fellow Nigerians could understand the degree t...
Singer General Pype welcomes his second child
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Singer General Pype welcomes his second child

Singer, General Pype has welcomed his second child. The excited father shared the good news on Instagram with a photo of him carrying his newborn child in his arms with his older son. General Pype wrote; THE BOYZ!!
Empower Factional Bandits so they can help you fight the bad ones – Sheik Gumi advises FG
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Empower Factional Bandits so they can help you fight the bad ones – Sheik Gumi advises FG

Popular Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, has advised the Federal Government to support splinter groups among bandits as a way to end mass abductions of school pupils. Gumi in a fresh interview with Punch, said many bandits were ready for a dialogue and that the Federal government could use them to fight the “ugly ones'' and end the kidnappings carried out by them. The Sheik who had previously advocated for amnesty for bandits, said “We are always trying to do our best, but you see, you need two hands to shake. You know these people (bandits) need engagements from the government itself. If you dialogue with them without the involvement of the government, it is a problem. Government needs to be proactive with them. We have a lot of them that are ready to fight the bad ones. Us...
I’m sure no right-thinking Nigerian will support Igbo presidency – Former aide to President Buhari, Abdurrahman Sumaila
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I’m sure no right-thinking Nigerian will support Igbo presidency – Former aide to President Buhari, Abdurrahman Sumaila

A former Special Assistant to President Buhari on Assembly Matters, Abdurrahman Sumaila, has said that going by the destruction in the South East, no right-thinking Nigerian will support the presidential aspiration of any South-East politician come 2023. SaharaReporters reports that Sumaila made this known in a statement released to newsmen in Kano on Thursday, June 3. “With these atrocities committed by the South-East people on record, how can Nigerians entrust them to govern us? I am sure not a single right-thinking Nigerian will endanger his life to support the candidature of any South-East politician contesting for presidency come 2023 general elections.” Sumaila also stated that it has now become clear that the motive behind the attacks is to cause anarchy in the country....
Sergio Aguero handed out raffle tickets to all of Manchester City’s first-team staff to win his £40k Range Rover he left behind after moving to Barcelona
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Sergio Aguero handed out raffle tickets to all of Manchester City’s first-team staff to win his £40k Range Rover he left behind after moving to Barcelona

Sergio Aguero showed his generosity to Manchester City's staff before leaving for Barcelona. The Argentine international thanked the staff in a very special way after they helped him during his decade at the club, where he won 15 trophies including five Premier League titles. According to The Athletic, the striker gave every member of City's staff a raffle ticket for his £40,000 Range Rover and bought each of them either a Hublot or Tag Heuer watch which had the words 'Gracias! Kun Aguero' engraved. A member of the City's kit team won the luxury car while each watch is thought to have cost at least £1,000 with the Tag Heuer Formula 1 model priced between £1,200 and £1,650. The report states that the 32-year-old contributed a significant amount to a pot of money which th...

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