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‘He really helped me at Chelsea’ – John Mikel Obi praises Michael Essien for supporting him during his early years at Chelsea
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‘He really helped me at Chelsea’ – John Mikel Obi praises Michael Essien for supporting him during his early years at Chelsea

Former Nigeria men's football team captain ,John Mikel Obi has praised former Ghana captain, Michael Essien for supporting him during his early years at Chelsea. Mikel met Essien in Jose Mourinho's team in 2006 and he recalled the role the Ghanaian played which helped him integrate quickly into the first-team. Mikel spent 11 years at Chelsea and he played 249 Premier League games with a goal and 10 assists to his name. According to Mikel, when he first joined as a young boy, he was surprised by the calibre of his teammates, but that Essien encouraged him to dominate the Blues’ midfield. "Suddenly, I was sharing a dressing room with all these players I had watched on television back in Africa," Mikel told the Athletic. "I was sitting next to Lassana Diarra. I'd be there t...
Why I’m Supporting Whitemoney To Win BBNaija – Actor, Fred Amata Opens Up
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Why I’m Supporting Whitemoney To Win BBNaija – Actor, Fred Amata Opens Up

Fred Amata, the veteran Nigerian actor, has revealed that he is supporting Whitemoney to win the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality TV show because he is talented and hardworking. In an interview with Saturday Beats, Amata said, “I and Whitemoney met many years ago at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. He had a very fantastic haircut that I liked and I commented on it. He said he was the one who did it. From there, we began a relationship that has lasted many years. “Whitemoney is multi-talented. At that time, he had a barbing saloon and photo studio. He also had a music studio. He produced some songs and also organised some shows in the Ojuelegba area, and he invited me for some of them. He gave many talented up-and-coming artistes opportunities with his studio.” “Whit...
I got into Trouble for Supporting ‘End SARS’ and had to Leave Nigeria – Davido Reveals
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I got into Trouble for Supporting ‘End SARS’ and had to Leave Nigeria – Davido Reveals

Davido has disclosed how he got into trouble and had to leave the country for supporting the #EndSARS campaign. The singer, whose song 'FEM' was used as an anthem by End SARS protesters during the nationwide protests in 2020, opened up on Wednesday, September 29, during a chat on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He stated he "did not record the song (Fem) thinking the protest was going to happen." He, however, added that it was "amazing" watching his voice become an "instrument" used to request for change but he said it got him into a lot of trouble. He told Trevor Noah: "I got into a lot of trouble. I had to actually leave the country. It was that bad. "I was reposting everything that had to do with the campaign. It was amazing to see people come out like that.”...
Manny Pacquiao officially retires from boxing to chase Philippine presidential bid
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Manny Pacquiao officially retires from boxing to chase Philippine presidential bid

Boxing legend,  Manny Pacquiao has announced his retirement to focus on his plans  to run for president of the Philippines in the 2022 elections. Pacquiao, a Philippines senator who has been dividing his time between politics and fighting, made the announcement in a 14-minute video posted on his official Facebook page. "As I hang up my boxing gloves, I would like to thank the whole world, especially the Filipino people for supporting Manny Pacquiao. Goodbye boxing. "It is difficult for me to accept that my time as a boxer is over. Today I am announcing my retirement." "Thank you for changing my life, when my family was desperate, you gave us hope, you gave me the chance to fight my way out of poverty. "Because of you, I was able to inspire people all over the world. Becaus...
Arsenal vs Tottenham: Arteta’s tactical superiority wins North London Derby
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Arsenal vs Tottenham: Arteta’s tactical superiority wins North London Derby

Sunday was a day of derbies in England and Italy. For Premier League enthusiasts, the focus was on Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates. Mikel Arteta started the season with three straight defeats, which immediately put pressure on him from fans and the media. However, in the past few weeks, he has been able to weather the storm and put the Gunners back on track with consecutive wins. For Nuno Espirito Santo however, the reverse was the case. The Portuguese who replaced his compatriot Jose Mourinho at White Hart Lane began the season with three straight victories. Since then, their brilliant start has been done with two 3-0 defeats to Crystal Palace and Chelsea. Against their eternal rivals Arsenal, it was a chance to halt the decline and take bragging rights. ...
BBNaija: I don’t participate actively for Head of House games because I’m not lucky – Angel
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BBNaija: I don’t participate actively for Head of House games because I’m not lucky – Angel

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, Angel has explained why she failed to participate in the Head of House task. Angel was nonchalant during the Head of House task on Monday and didn’t feel like participating. Giving her reason after the HoH task, Angel told Saskay that although her mind was willing, her body was weak to participate in the game. Angel said: “People supporting me will be wondering what was wrong with me during the Head of House game. “Some people have luck with the game and I don’t, so I don’t bother stressing myself. “I hope people supporting me understand. My body was just weak. I need to tone down a little bit this week and watch from the sidelines. “I’m not looking for the fame right now. I just want to rest.” ...
US is ready to help Nigeria identify Boko Haram sponsors – US Ambassador says
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US is ready to help Nigeria identify Boko Haram sponsors – US Ambassador says

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, said her country is prepared to partner with Nigeria to identify the sponsors of Boko Haram and extremism in the country. Speaking during a media briefing in Abuja on Monday, August 30, she said partnering Nigeria to identify sponsors of Boko Haram was something the U.S. was very eager to do. She added that she had had at least three conversations in the last two months on this subject, but said she would not go into details. She said: "That is something we are very eager to partner Nigeria on. I have had at least three conversations in the last two months on this subject. I won’t like to go into details. "I hear people making the analogy with Afghanistan a lot, it does not match up. When you listen to what President Bi...
Philanthropist, ENGR. Noah Dallaji, Bags Doctorate Degree
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Philanthropist, ENGR. Noah Dallaji, Bags Doctorate Degree

In acknowledgement of his humanitarian endeavors and continuous contribution to youth empowerment and development, Engr. Noah Dallaji, a philanthropist and founder of the African Children Talent Discovery Foundation (ACTDF) has been conferred with anHonorary Doctorate Degree by the United Graduate College and Seminary International. Dallaji was decorated with the honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanities at the International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana during this year’s global summit of the Africa Advancement Forum (ADF) alongside other eminent personalities from other African countries. With a zeal to do more, the businessman and investor,pledged to rededicate himself to the cause of African children and the youths by supporting them to discover their ta...
Arsenal board take decision on sacking Arteta after 2-0 defeat to Chelsea
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Arsenal board take decision on sacking Arteta after 2-0 defeat to Chelsea

Arsenal’s board will continue to support manager Mikel Arteta, despite the team’s poor start to the 2021/2022 season, the UK Mirror reports. The Gunners were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea on Sunday in their first Premier League game at the Emirates this campaign. After the game, angry supporters surrounded Arteta’s car and called on him to leave. Arteta is favourite with the bookies as next manager to be sacked, but Arsenal are still supporting him by trying to do business in the transfer window. The club want to bring in a new right back on the shopping list, with Hector Bellerin keen to leave. Lucas Torreira is a target for Fiorentina while Sead Kolasinac is set to leave and Crystal Palace are interested in Eddie Nketiah. Arsenal have spent close to £140...
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Mikel Arteta reveals what his players need
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Arsenal vs Chelsea: Mikel Arteta reveals what his players need

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has revealed what his players need ahead of their Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday evening. Arteta said that Arsenal players need support from the club’s fans ahead of the Chelsea match at Emirates Stadium following their Premier League defeat to Brentford last weekend. The Spaniard saw his team get beaten 2-0 in their Premier League opener against Brentford last Friday. Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Arteta said, “In moments when there is certain negativity around the place, you need your fans and your supporters more than ever. “They have always been with the team and I have no doubt that on Sunday, they are going to be right behind the team. If there is one thing that the team needs, it is exactly that. “If they really...
2023 election: The President will not support any aspirant until a Candidate of the party emerges – Adesina
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2023 election: The President will not support any aspirant until a Candidate of the party emerges – Adesina

Presidential aide, Femi Adesina has said that his principal will not support aspirant ahead of the 2023 election until a candidate of his party, All Progressives Congress emerges. Adesina who was responding to reports on if Buhari’s recent visit to Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the APC had a link to the 2023 election in an interview on Channels Television, noted that Buhari still has almost two years more in office and starting to support someone now will just be like jumping the gun. He also recounted how the President stopped people from campaigning for him before the 2019 election began. The presidential aide reiterated that Buhari's visit to Tinubu was "all about goodwill and best wishes". Adesina said;   “That meeting actually happened, but it is all about goodwill...
We’re not going to stop – Israelis arrested in Nigeria and accused of supporting IPOB Speak after 3 weeks in Detention
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We’re not going to stop – Israelis arrested in Nigeria and accused of supporting IPOB Speak after 3 weeks in Detention

Rudy Rochman, David Benaym, and Noam Leibman, the three Israelis arrested in Nigeria and detained for 3 weeks by the DSS over allegations they are supporting IPOB, have granted an interview after their release. Rudy Rochman, who is a Zionist activist, and David Nenaym, a French-Israeli journalist, were arrested alongside filmmaker Noam Leibman in a Synagogue in Ogidi village, Anambra State, where they went to shoot a documentary titled, We Were Never Lost . Following their arrest, they were taken to Abuja where they were interrogated and detained for 3 weeks before being allowed to return to Israel. Back home in Tel Aviv, Israel, they granted an interview immediately upon arrival. They said they were happy to be freed after 3 weeks in detention but they will not stop tellin...
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...
‘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.
The President is not God. I have the right to oppose his ethnic bias – Dele Momodu tackles a commenter
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The President is not God. I have the right to oppose his ethnic bias – Dele Momodu tackles a commenter

Media personality, Dele Momodu has reacted to allegation of supporting anyone who is against the present administration and anyone who mocks the President. The exchange ensued after the media personality shared an old video of wanted secessionist leader, Sunday Igboho dancing with the caption "Happiness is FREE... OOSA." When accused of being in support of anyone who is against the present administration and who mocks the President, Dele Momodu countered the claim by saying that the President is not God. He added that though he accords the President respect, he also has the right to oppose his ethnic bias. See the exchange below.......
Euro 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo Finally reacts to Portugal’s 1-0 defeat to Belgium
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Euro 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo Finally reacts to Portugal’s 1-0 defeat to Belgium

  Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, has finally reacted to his side’s Euro 2020 round of 16 defeat against Belgium at the weekend. Belgium eliminated Portugal from the Euro 2020 on Sunday night in Seville, Spain, thanks to Thorgan Hazard’s first-half strike, the only goal in the match. Reacting, Ronaldo, in a post via his Instagram account, on Monday, admitted that Portugal did not get the result they wanted against Belgium. The Juventus forward, however, promised that Portugal would come back stronger. Ronaldo said, “We didn’t get the result we wanted and we left the race sooner than we wanted. But we are proud of our journey, we gave everything to renew the title of European Champions and this group proved that it can still give much joy to the Portuguese “O...
Why are Women so Comfortable Slut-shaming each other whenever there’s an Altercation? – Juliet Ibrahim asks
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Why are Women so Comfortable Slut-shaming each other whenever there’s an Altercation? – Juliet Ibrahim asks

Actress Juliet Ibrahim has questioned why women are so ''comfortable'' slut-shaming each other whenever there’s an altercation. In an Instagram post she shared, the actress also asked if it's okay for females to slut-shame themselves even when it's been stated that is not okay for men to do so. Juliet averred that instead of the double standards, women should focus on supporting each other rather than bringing each other down. She wrote; Why are women so comfortable slut-shaming each other whenever there’s an altercation? It is NOT okay when the male gender calls a female a slut but we’re saying it’s okay for females to slut-shame themselves? slut' and 'whore' still possess the power to destroy the lives of individual women and young girls. Women are in the world fight...
Euro 2020: Pogba to be Punished Following France’s 1-0 win over Germany
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Euro 2020: Pogba to be Punished Following France’s 1-0 win over Germany

  France midfielder, Paul Pogba, could be in trouble with UEFA, after he appeared to breach COVID-19 protocol, by mingling with the crowd after their 1-0 win over Germany on Tuesday. Pogba was named Man of the Match after the Euro 2020 group game in Munich and was involved in the buildup to the winning goal. After the game, the Manchester United man made a beeline for a French-supporting corner of the ground and handed his shirt to someone – believed to be his mother – before exchanging a long hug. But all the players at the tournament are in very strict, biosecure bubbles and have been warned not to have contact with fans outside their bubble, even if they are family members. Even shaking hands with opposition players is banned and Pogba could be handed a warning f...
Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott Gives Away Another $2.7 Billion to charity
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Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott Gives Away Another $2.7 Billion to charity

MacKenzie Scott, the philanthropist and ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, announced that she's making a new round of donations to charity. MacKenzie, who is now married to Dan Jewett after her 25-year-old marriage to Amazon CEO crashed, made the announcement Tuesday, June 14, in a Medium blog post. Scott and her husband Dan Jewett, donated $2.74 billion to 286 organizations that focus on the arts and combating racial discrimination. This marks Scott’s third major round of donations. She gave away nearly $6 billion in 2020 to 500 organizations. Scott is also a signee of the Giving Pledge, promising to give away half of her fortune to charitable causes during her lifetime, or after her death. This most recent donation brings her givings to more than $8.5 billion worth of ...
I Didn’t Resign – Imo Deputy Governor says
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I Didn’t Resign – Imo Deputy Governor says

Deputy Governor of Imo state, Prof. Placid Njoku has denied claims of resigning from his position. In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary Ozioma Ukwuoma, Njoku insisted that there is no iota of truth in the claim which he says is a mere figment of the imagination of those working against the Government and people of Imo state. He enjoined Imo people to disregard such unfounded rumours and continue supporting the peace and development of the State. The statement read; “My attention has been drawn to the fake news circulating in the social media purporting that the Deputy Governor of Imo State, His Excellency Prof Placid Njoku has resigned. “While it remains our practice to ignore such baseless stories, the need to put the truth out to concerned imo citizens ha...
International Community are Funding Secessionists- Governor Ayade
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International Community are Funding Secessionists- Governor Ayade

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers state has accused foreign countries of funding and supporting agitators for secession in Nigeria. Ayade made the allegation while speaking to state house correspondents after he visited President Buhari at the presidential villa on Thursday, June 3. According to him, some foreign countries target nations with natural resources and support secessionist agitations because they want to boost their gun trade. “The country is snowballing into a civil strife. We need to come together and support Mr. President to overcome the insurgency which is characterised by external militias who are paid for the purpose. I know very clearly that they have basic interest in our natural resources, especially our tantalite and cobalt-related derivatives, as well as ...
Update: Cardiff City and Ivory Coast defender, Sol Bamba reveals he’s now cancer-free after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 5-months ago
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Update: Cardiff City and Ivory Coast defender, Sol Bamba reveals he’s now cancer-free after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 5-months ago

Cardiff City and Ivory Coast defender, Sol Bamba has announced that he is now cancer-free following his battle with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The 36-year-old was diagnosed just before last Christmas but his club made the news public in January. Bamba underwent several rounds of chemotherapy and this month returned to action as a late substitute in Cardiff's home draw with Rotherham on the final day of the Sky Bet Championship season. In a heartfelt message on Twitter, Bamba said: 'Hey everyone, just a quick message to inform you that I'm now cancer-free! It is of course incredibly heart-warming news for my family and I, we are over the moon right now. 'I really want to thank each and everyone that has been supporting me, whether it's been with a comment, a message, a like or wh...
Nancy Pelosi Calls on World Leaders to Boycott China 2022 Olympics
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Nancy Pelosi Calls on World Leaders to Boycott China 2022 Olympics

US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi has slammed China’s human rights violations against the Uighurs and other ethnic minorities, calling for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, saying that global leaders who attend would lose their moral authority. US legislators have been increasingly vocal about an Olympic boycott or venue change, lashing out at American corporations for supporting China, arguing their silence about what the US State Department has deemed genocide against Uighur and other ethnic minorities in China was abetting the Chinese government. Pelosi, a Democrat, told a bipartisan congressional hearing on the issue on Tuesday, May 18, that heads of state around the world should shun the games, scheduled for February. Pelosi said she was proposing “a diplomat...
NAFDAC Approves Emergency Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID19 vaccine
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NAFDAC Approves Emergency Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID19 vaccine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has granted approval for the emergency use of Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID19 vaccine for Nigerians from 18 years. The Director-General of the agency, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, made this known in a statement released in Abuja today May 18. “After a thorough evaluation, the NAFDAC vaccine committee concluded that the data on the vaccine were robust and met criteria for efficacy, safety and quality. The data also show that the vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks thereby supporting the manufacturer’s recommended use. Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine is the third vaccine recommended in Nigeria for preventing COVID-19. The Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is administered as ...
We are no Longer Part of Nigeria. We Won’t have anything to do with Them again – Sunday Igboho Claims South-west Governors are in Support of Yoruba Nation
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We are no Longer Part of Nigeria. We Won’t have anything to do with Them again – Sunday Igboho Claims South-west Governors are in Support of Yoruba Nation

Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho has claimed that South West governors and Monarchs are in support of efforts to get an independent Yoruba nation. Speaking in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Saturday May 15, during a Yoruba Nation rally where participants called for a break away from the country, Igboho claimed that some Southwest governors are interested in breaking away but are scared that their monthly allocation could be denied if they declare open support for an independent Yoruba nation. The activist also alleged that Governor Oyetola was informed that he will be in Osun, and he allowed them to come. He said; “I can’t be cowed or intimidated. They said I would be arrested. Who would dare do that? We are no longer part of Nigeria. We won...
Davido Appreciates Naeto C For Supporting Him When He Was A Newbie
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Davido Appreciates Naeto C For Supporting Him When He Was A Newbie

Davido is celebrating ten years since he burst onto the music scene like a breath of fresh air and took the industry by storm. The Afrobeat specialist and songwriter has duly acknowledged all artistes and other people who contributed, directly and indirectly, to shape him during his formative period. In a new Twitter post, Davido thanked Hiphop artiste, Naeto C for giving him a killer verse on their collabo back in 2011. Davido’s debut single in the music industry, ‘Back When’ which he released a decade ago featured Naeto C. While celebrating his 10th year in the Nigerian entertainment scene, the DMW boss took to his Twitter account to show appreciation to him for agreeing to hit the studios with him. ”Thanks for the verse big bro @NaetoC , all the shows and support, will n...
Baba Ijesha rape saga: Stop playing God. You were also raped 5 times but refused to give up the identities of those behind it – Actor Joseph Faduri tackles Iyabo Ojo
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Baba Ijesha rape saga: Stop playing God. You were also raped 5 times but refused to give up the identities of those behind it – Actor Joseph Faduri tackles Iyabo Ojo

Actor, Joseph Faduri has taken a swipe at Actress Iyabo Ojo who he accused of playing God by going after anyone that has a different opinion from hers in Baba Ijesha’s rape saga. According to Faduri, what Baba Ijesha committed is sexual molestation which is bailable and not rape. The actor also alleged that Iyabo Ojo was raped 5 times but refused to give up the identities of those behind the act even though they are danger to the society. He further questioned why Baba Ijesha's case is different. Faduri who claimed that he is not supporting Baba Ijesha, asked Iyabo Ojo to allow the law take its course. He concluded by saying that the arrested actor deserves a second chance. Watch the video below.............
Rape: You’re not Supposed to be Counted among Women – Actress Ada Ameh Slams Actress Bukky Black for Supporting Baba Ijesha
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Rape: You’re not Supposed to be Counted among Women – Actress Ada Ameh Slams Actress Bukky Black for Supporting Baba Ijesha

Actress Ada Ameh has slammed Actress Bukky Black for supporting Actor Baba Ijesha who was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor. LIB reported earlier that Bukky who spoke in Yoruba in a video shared online, placed a curse on people who kick others when they are down. She added that Ijesha who is being accused of a crime he committed 7 years ago without evidence, was set up 7 years later because he got popular in the movie industry. Bukky further said she wants people to look for a solution to the issue on ground and that she doesn't care if she's insulted for airing her opinion. Reacting to this Ada Ameh stated that Bukky is not supposed to be counted among women. Ameh who maintained that entertainers are one in spite of the movie industry they belong to, describe...
Rape allegation: Anyone supporting Baba Ijesha will taste from what he did to that little child – Actress Nkechi Blessing Sunday vents
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Rape allegation: Anyone supporting Baba Ijesha will taste from what he did to that little child – Actress Nkechi Blessing Sunday vents

The Lagos state police command last week announced Baba Ijesha's arrest for alleged rape. Earlier today April 28, comedienne, Princess, released a video where she disclosed that it was a child left in her care that was defiled by the actor seven years ago. Reacting to Princess's video, Nkechi took to her Instagram page to slam her colleagues and others that have been seemingly showing support for the actor.
Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun signs new long-term deal with Arsenal
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Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun signs new long-term deal with Arsenal

Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun has signed a new long-term deal with Premier League side, Arsenal. His current contract was set to run out this summer but Gunners boss Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu convinced the player to commit his future to the club. The 19-year-old has an impressive record for Arsenal's U23s this season, scoring eight and providing two assists in 16 games. Balogun also made his first-team debut this season, scoring twice in six appearances for the senior side with both goals coming in the Europa League group stage, away at Molde and Dundalk. On the announcement, technical director Edu said: "It's great that Flo (Balogun) will continue to be with us. "He is a very promising young talent and has already shown so much quality in his perfo...
Amputee Hawker Who Went Viral for Selling water despite Disability Transforms into a ‘Beauty Queen’ for 27th Birthday
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Amputee Hawker Who Went Viral for Selling water despite Disability Transforms into a ‘Beauty Queen’ for 27th Birthday

Mary Daniels, the hawker whose story touched hearts and encouraged philanthropists to part with money, was transformed into a rare beauty for her 27th birthday photoshoot. In March, a photo of the hawker standing on one leg with her crutches supporting her on the other side, touched hearts. In days, 14 million Naira was raised for the hardworking woman who wouldn't let her condition hold her back. Then, just last week, the Lagos State Government said it has taken over the welfare of the hawker who is also a single mother. It was also revealed that the state government has provided temporary shelter for her. Now, for her 27th birthday, kind Nigerians gave her a photoshoot,  complete with professional makeup and styling. The result is breathtaking and has people ask...
Woman in her 20s Allegedly Raped by Gang of Men in Manchester park
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Woman in her 20s Allegedly Raped by Gang of Men in Manchester park

Police are hunting for a group of men who allegedly raped a woman in her 20s. Officers were called to a report of the rape of a woman in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester after 12.30 am earlier today, April 20, in what officers have described as a 'random and sickening attack'. Pictures from the scene show a play area in the park has been taped off with heavy police presence around the scene. No arrests have been made, and officers are appealing to anyone with information to get in touch. Chief Inspector Cara Charlesworth, of GMP's City of Manchester South Division, said: 'A truly horrendous incident took place last night and we are supporting the victim at this awful time with our specialist officers. 'At this stage this appears to have been a random and sickening att...
Super League: Klopp Rules Out Stepping Down as Liverpool manager
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Super League: Klopp Rules Out Stepping Down as Liverpool manager

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has insisted he will not walk away from his job, despite not supporting the club’s decision to join a proposed European Super League. The Reds are one of the 12 clubs set to launch their own breakaway competition. Klopp and his players were booed by fans ahead of Monday’s Premier League game at Leeds on Monday night. Speaking after the 1-1 draw at Elland Road, Klopp insisted he would remain in charge of Liverpool as long as he was wanted. “I’m here as a football manager. I will do that as long as people let me do that. I heard today that I will resign or whatever. “I feel responsible for the team, responsible for the club and for the relationship we have with our fans. “It’s a very tough time, but I will try to help to sort i...
FG Supporting Private Developers To Provide Electricity – Osinbajo
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FG Supporting Private Developers To Provide Electricity – Osinbajo

The Federal Government is currently supporting private developers to provide electricity through solar energy, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said. He disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja by the Head, Communications and Public Relations, Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Olufunke Nwankwo. The NDPHC said Osinbajo spoke at the recent inauguration of the 100,000 Solar Home System in Jangefe community, Kazuare Emirate, Jigawa State. The vice president said government was determined to bring power to un-served communities as part of the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan. He was quoted as saying, “The President’s vision around that plan was that rather than have situations where people lose jobs and opportunities, we could take the opportunities of COV...
Meghan Markle Reportedly ‘Ready to Forgive’ Royal Family after Prince Philip’s Death and ‘Wants to put Differences aside’
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Meghan Markle Reportedly ‘Ready to Forgive’ Royal Family after Prince Philip’s Death and ‘Wants to put Differences aside’

Meghan Markle is reportedly "ready to forgive" the Royal Family after the death of Prince Philip and "wants to put their differences aside". According to Buckingham Palace officials, Markle, the Duchess of Sussex was advised not to travel for Philip's funeral due to her pregnancy but there are other claims in British tabloids that she was told to stay home so she "won't be the centre of attention". Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry announced early last year that they will be leaving Royal duties culminating in a series of events over the past year that reached a crescendo when she had a bombshell interview with Oprah Windrey revealing she was suicidal while serving as a royal in the UK and experienced racism. However, it has been reported that Markle is ready to 'forg...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: I’m Really Sorry – Son Heung-min
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: I’m Really Sorry – Son Heung-min

  Tottenham Hotspur forward, Son Heung-min, has said that he was really sorry for his side’s 3-1 home defeat against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday. Son, who scored a goal against Man United, said he felt bad because he really wanted to win the encounter. Man United defeated Jose Mourinho’s side, thanks to goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood. The defeat against Arsenal means Tottenham are now six points behind fourth-placed West Ham with seven games remaining. “It’s a really sad afternoon. I am really not bothered about the goal,” Son told Tottenham’s website. “I really wanted to win, especially after the last game [at Newcastle] when I came on, back from injury, we were leading and drew. “I don’t know what to say – I’m reall...
Dambazau and four other top Northern leaders had their hands in recruitment of bandits into the country – OPC hits back at Former Minister of Interior
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Dambazau and four other top Northern leaders had their hands in recruitment of bandits into the country – OPC hits back at Former Minister of Interior

The O’odua Peoples Congress has lampooned former the Chief of Army Staff and immediate past Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdurahman Dambazau (retd) for likening them as well as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to Boko Haram. OPC in a statement released on Saturday April 10 by its Publicity Secretary Mr Yinka Oguntimehin, said the former Army chief is suffering from ''acute dementia and gradually losing touch with the realities of the moment.'' They also alleged that in 2014 just before the general election, Dambazau and four other top Northern leaders had their hands in the recruitment of bandits into the country. OPC also alleged that when Dambazzau eventually became the minister of Interior under President Muhammadu Buhari, "he requested and pleaded that the Federal ...
Nigerian writer Akwaeke Emezi calls out Chimamanda Adichie and JK Rowling; accuses them of supporting the killing of transgender children
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Nigerian writer Akwaeke Emezi calls out Chimamanda Adichie and JK Rowling; accuses them of supporting the killing of transgender children

Nigerian writer Akwaeke Emezi has slammed Chimamanda Adichie, JK Rowling,  and their supporters. Akwaeke, who used to call herself a fan of Chimamanda and is one of the beneficiaries of her writing workshop, took to Twitter to accuse Adichie and Rowling of supporting the killing of transgender children. Born in Umuahia and raised in Abia state, Nigeria, Akwaeke identifies as "they/them" and removed her breasts last year as part of her journey to becoming gender-fluid (read here). Having experienced what it's like to grow up as a transgender in Nigeria, she became a critic of her former benefactor Chimamanda Adichie and JK Rowling because she doesn't agree with the views they've expressed about transgenders. Chimamanda, who has campaigned for LGBTQ rights in Nigeria, faced b...
Those Who Looked Down on me Back Then will Surely be Like ‘had I Known’ – Funke Akindele
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Those Who Looked Down on me Back Then will Surely be Like ‘had I Known’ – Funke Akindele

Actress Funke Akindele has dished out an advice on relationship with people who are yet to find a footing in life. In tweets she shared, Funke Akindele advised against looking down on people as they can "be the next big thing". She also stated that those who looked down on her in the past, will surely be like 'had I known'. The actress also told those who have been looked down on, to keep working like no one is watching, embrace constructive criticism and also use it to their advantage. Akindele tweeted; Don’t look down on anyone!! They will surely be the next big thing!!Those who looked down on me back then will surely be like *had I known*Don’t stop supporting peeps even when some are ungrateful. Just know how & when to draw the line.We are all on earth for a purpose! ...
”You are Stupid and Miserable”- Media Personality, Shade Ladipo Slams Ladies Mocking Chioma Rowland over pictures of Davido with another Woman
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”You are Stupid and Miserable”- Media Personality, Shade Ladipo Slams Ladies Mocking Chioma Rowland over pictures of Davido with another Woman

Media personality has slammed women who are mocking Chioma Rowland over pictures of the singer, Davido with his alleged new girlfriend, American Instagram Model, Mya Yafai. Photos  ofDavido and Mya kissing surfaced online earlier today, March 30. The photos generated a buzz online as it came after the pair were spotted holding hands at St. Marteen and report of her visiting him in Lagos and Ghana between December 2020 and January 2021. It is also at the time when fans are asking questions about the state of Davido's relationship with the mother of one of his children, Chioma Rowland, who he proposed to in 2019. Some online users have been supporting Chioma while others are mocking her. Shade described the women mocking Chioma as losers, haters, and miserable people. ...
Pray for Nigeria, leaders – Emir of Kano
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Pray for Nigeria, leaders – Emir of Kano

  The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado, has urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the country’s leadership and peaceful co-existence for nation’s development. The Emir made the call on Friday night at the Tijjaniyya Islamic Religious Movement national prayer for peace and unity in Nigeria held at the Abuja National Mosque. He said all hands must be on deck in order for Nigeria to develop and achieve good results. “I am extremely delighted to be in this town and in this place, the National Mosque Abuja to put our heads together to pray for the unity, peace, harmony and progress of our nation. “We are gathered together here today for the purpose of peace, unity and stability of the country,” he added. The Emir, however, appealed to Nigerians to be patient with thei...
Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey’s First Tweet Sells for Over £2 million
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Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey’s First Tweet Sells for Over £2 million

Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey has sold a digital certificate connected to his first ever tweet for over £2m. The digital certificate was purchased in an auction by Sina Estavi, a Malaysia-based entrepreneur. The tweet, posted by Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006, reads: "just setting up my twttr" Buyer, Mr Estavi said: "This is not just a tweet!" He added that "years later people will realise the true value of this tweet, like the Mona Lisa painting". Jack Dorsey said the funds raised from the sale of his first ever tweet are being donated to a charity supporting the coronavirus response in Africa, minus a 5% processing fee going to the auctioning platform. Mr Estavi said he was glad the money was being donated to charity.
Wife of Bank Manager in Secret Wedding Saga Says her Husband was Bewitched by his Mistress
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Wife of Bank Manager in Secret Wedding Saga Says her Husband was Bewitched by his Mistress

The wife of a Port Harcourt branch manager of a new generation bank has claimed her husband was bewitched by his mistress who he has married secretly. Earlier this year, a video went viral, showing a wife disrupting her husband's secret wedding . Blessing Oko Ikpor, a mother of four, has now told newsmen in Port Harcourt that her husband, Anthony Oko Ikpor, is under a spell cast on him by the mistress. She alleged the mistress deceived him to abandon their 17- year- marriage without any known issues between them. Blessing Oko Ikpor and Anthony Oko Ikpor at their wedding She said the mistress in question is pregnant for her husband. Narrating how the affair between her husband and the mistress started, she said told The Nation: "It all started when the woman ca...
‘Kamala Harris will be Impeached in 2022 if Republicans Take Back the House’ – U.S. Senator, Lindsey Graham Warns
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‘Kamala Harris will be Impeached in 2022 if Republicans Take Back the House’ – U.S. Senator, Lindsey Graham Warns

U.S. Senator and Trump ally, Lindsey Graham has warned that if Republicans take control of the House of Representatives in next year’s mid-term elections, Vice President Kamala Harris could face impeachment for her tweet supporting a bail fund for Black Lives Matter protesters over the summer It's the first time a top senator from the Republican party will be admitting to plans by the Republican party to revenge against Democrats for twice impeaching Donald Trump Speaking in an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” a day after the U.S. Senate acquitted President Trump, the South Carolina Republican said the former president’s impeachment trial, brought forth because of the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riots, “opened Pandora’s Box.” and would make Republicans want to pay back. “If you use t...
29-Year Old Woman Marries Man 51 Years Older Than her and says her Parents ‘Love him’
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29-Year Old Woman Marries Man 51 Years Older Than her and says her Parents ‘Love him’

A woman with a husband 51 years older than her has spoken out to defend their love and says her parents "love" him. Terzel Rasmus, 29, met 80-year-old Wilson Rasmus in 2016 at a local newspaper event and he fell madly in love, despite him having grandchildren the same age as her. The law student says they had a mutual attraction for one another and began dating immediately, with Wilson keen to have a younger wife to look after him in his old age. Terzel says she enjoys the benefits of her husband’s wisdom and life experience. She says he is a “very attentive” lover. Her mother and late father gave their stamp of approval after the relationship began and they were married the following year in a small ceremony, with Wilson’s eldest daughter, 56, as the witness. The couple...
Sounds of Music Star, Christopher Plummer is Dead (Age 91)
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Sounds of Music Star, Christopher Plummer is Dead (Age 91)

Canadian-born actor Christopher Plummer has died at his home in Connecticut. The actor who starred in films including "The Sound of Music'' died on Friday morning, Feb 5, He was 91. His family confirmed the news, saying he died peacefully at home in Connecticut with his wife of 53 years, Elaine Taylor, by his side Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager of 46 years, said: "Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self deprecating humor and the music of words. "He was a national treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots. Through his art and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come. He will forever be with us." Plummer was best known for ...
Jesus Will Be So Disappointed On Nigerians Supporting Trump Because Of Christianity – Uti Nwachukwu
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Jesus Will Be So Disappointed On Nigerians Supporting Trump Because Of Christianity – Uti Nwachukwu

TV personality, Uti Nwachukwu says Jesus will be disappointed in Nigerians who are in support of US President, Donald Trump, all in the name of Christianity. According to him, Trump clearly perpetuated hate and division and anarchy. Posting via his Twitter handle, he wrote: "I'm so ashamed of the hypocritical brain washed Nigerians supporting Trump all in the name of Christianity! SOMEONE THAT CLEARLY PERPETUATED HATE, DIVISION AND ANARCHY!! This is who u people were holding vigils for? Is this the love Jesus preached? He will be so dissapointed."
United States Not Supporting Okonjo-Iweala’s WTO Candidacy Despite American Citizenship
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United States Not Supporting Okonjo-Iweala’s WTO Candidacy Despite American Citizenship

The United States of America might not be endorsing Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s candidacy to lead the World Trade Organisation. This comes as a setback for Okonjo-Iweala despite obtaining American citizenship in 2019, thereby becoming a dual citizen of Nigeria and the US. Meanwhile, the European Union has maintained its support for Okonjo-Iweala to become the Director-General of the WTO. Experts now believe that the EU and US, who have historically agreed on decisions like these, may clash. A top official privy to the candidacies race informed SaharaReporters that Okonjo-Iweala’s opponent, Yoo Myung-Hee of South Korea, has the upper hand to receive the backing of the United States. While the backing is yet to be made official, the source affirmed that President of the US, Dona...
BBNaija: ‘That’s Bullshit’- Mercy Eke Says, Reveals Why She’s Not Supporting Any Housemate Yet
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BBNaija: ‘That’s Bullshit’- Mercy Eke Says, Reveals Why She’s Not Supporting Any Housemate Yet

Mercy Eke who won last years Big Brother Naija show has stated that people should stop pestering her to support a contestant in the ongoing show. Many celebrities have declared support for various contestants of the ongoing show. She made this known in a recent live video, where she seemed quite agitated over how people have been bothering her and asking her to pick a favourite. In the video, Mercy Eke told those who it may concern, to leave her alone, and stop pestering her to support a contestant. Mercy went on to say that she’s busy with her life, busy with business and other things and as such, people shouldn’t disturb her with using her time to pick a favourite housemate. According to her, the reality TV show is just a game and people should move on with their lives. ...

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