Wednesday, April 21

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Man Utd Confirms Zidane Sealed Contract with EPL side
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Man Utd Confirms Zidane Sealed Contract with EPL side

  Zidane Iqbal has become the latest youngster at Manchester United to sign a professional contract with the club. The 17-year-old is yet to feature for United’s U18s since December. However, Zidane is working his way back to full fitness and has been included in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad for Thursday’s Europa League clash against Granada. United, however, intends to promote Iqbal to the Under-23 squad next season as he turns 18 later this month. Iqbal had started seven times for the Under-18s before he suffered an injury in December and made his debut at that level when he was just 16 last year. Academy talents Teden Mengi, Shola Shoretire, Hannibal Mejbri and Anthony Elanga have all inked new deals this calendar year.
Fexsy don: Meet Nigerian Afrobeat singer aiming for the top
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Fexsy don: Meet Nigerian Afrobeat singer aiming for the top

Nigerian music industry is saturated with enough talents. However, there are new forces rising and setting standards and one of them is Felix Emokhare Iloure, best known by his stage name Fexsy don. The young artiste has marked his rise with hit singles like Ghen Ghen, Mac, Teleport amongst others. His latest remixed single 'Vacation' with Davido's Signee, Peruzzi is easily one of the most heard street songs in Nigeria at the moment. The song reflects on the need to cool off amidst the hustle and bustle to survive in the country. A soul lifting song that mends and console the heart with its lovely lyrics and tone. Reacting to the claim that the song is one of the most played across centres and household in Nigeria, the  handsome-looking and energetic singer said: "Am rea...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Allardyce Reacts to Ending Tuchel’s Unbeaten Run With 5-2 Win
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Allardyce Reacts to Ending Tuchel’s Unbeaten Run With 5-2 Win

West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce, has hailed his team’s finishing, following their 5-2 win at Chelsea on Saturday. Allardyce, before the game, admitted he was “jealous” of Thomas Tuchel’s array of top talents at Stamford Bridge. However, it was the Baggies who put up a show against the Blues on their own turf, to end Tuchel’s unbeaten start as manager in West London. Thiago Silva’s red card made it easier, but West Brom showed both their tactical discipline and clinical attacking play. “I am really pleased and satisfied about how the players applied our tactics today, how we set out to control Chelsea’s attacks and then what we could do in possession of the ball. “Because we ended up being so good in possession of the ball on so many occasions, and because of our quality...
Don’t Compromise Athletes’ Welfare – SWAN tells Officials
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Don’t Compromise Athletes’ Welfare – SWAN tells Officials

  The Taraba State chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has advised officials from the state to this year’s National Sports Festival which is scheduled to hold in Edo State to make the welfare of the contingents from the state a top priority. The association in a press statement believed that the contingents have all that are needed to make the state proud, calling on the officials to do the needful by not compromising their welfare. The statement which was jointly signed by the association’s chairman, Joachim Dangana and the secretary, Sani Suleiman, also tasked the contingents to go extra legitimate miles to be good ambassadors of the state. Affirming that the state have all it takes to triumph at the exercise which will bring together athletes...
Tinubu Hunts For Talents, Says Akeredolu
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Tinubu Hunts For Talents, Says Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has described National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a leader who hunts for talents and leaders. Governor Akeredolu, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olabode, said many stories could be told about Tinubu. Akeredolu noted that Tinubu’s efforts at enthroning democracy and his dedication to the development of the country would remain indelible in the annals of the country. He said the former Lagos Governor has remained committed to the tenets and ethos of progressive politics with unwavering commitment and dedication for decades. According to the Governor: “Tinubu touches are all encompassing, long-lasting and inexorably memorable. He has been part of every development ...
See what singer, Akon Looks Like now
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See what singer, Akon Looks Like now

Akon stole hearts with his talents and looks in the early 2000s, but now looks different from the young Akon who graced our screens and stages. The Senegalese-American singer, who started his music career in 2003, immediately rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of Locked Up. The singer is now mostly focused on business and philanthropy and has not been gracing our screens as much. Now 47, Akon has beefed up a bit and also has some gray hairs. However, he's still just as handsome. See new photos of the singer below.
Wan-Bissaka Names Toughest Player he ever Faced
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Wan-Bissaka Names Toughest Player he ever Faced

Manchester United fullback, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, has named Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar as his toughest opponent. According to the 23-year-old, facing Neymar can be “quite challenging”. Since securing a £50 million move to Old Trafford in the summer of 2019, Wan-Bissaka has lined up against some of the finest talents in English and European football. But when asked by United’s official website to pick out his most testing opponent, Wan-Bissaka said: “I’d say Neymar. “That was a player that was quite challenging, but I was always up for it, and I enjoyed it, the experience, to be playing against him. That meant a lot.” United was paired with PSG in the group stages of the 2020/2021 Champions League.
June Wisse: 7-Year-Old Smart Nigerian Model Mimicking President Biden’s Inaugural Speech
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June Wisse: 7-Year-Old Smart Nigerian Model Mimicking President Biden’s Inaugural Speech

Meet June Wisse, a Nigerian Model at 7 mimicking President Joe Biden's Inaugural Speech with unflinching passion, owning the vision of Joe Biden for United States of America. Children with Great Talents like June ought to be encouraged, harnessed and supported. At Domak group, we believe “Nigeria got Talent” and we are using this medium to express our excitement for this wonderful mimicry by June Wisse, an African child. Indeed, Domak Group is proud of you. https://youtu.be/jDjbs5Hdrus
Nigerian/British Teenage Winger Shola Shoretire Signs his first Professional Contract with Manchester United
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Nigerian/British Teenage Winger Shola Shoretire Signs his first Professional Contract with Manchester United

Highly rated by Manchester United, 17 year old Shola Shoretire has signed his first professional deal with the club after starring for the Under-23s this season The teenage sensation rejected advances from PSG, Bayern Munich and Barcelona to sign for Manchester United. Shoretire posting on Instagram wrote: 'It's a dream come true to sign my first professional contract for my boyhood club! Such a proud day for me and my family. 'Thank you to everyone at the club and to my family who have helped me get to this moment. Hard work continues!' A statement from the Reds Devils says; 'The 17-year-old will be looking to hone his talents behind the scenes and continue his development at the Red Devils in the coming months and years'.
Greenwood a ‘superstar in the making’ – Ferdinand hails Man Utd teenager and urges Sancho move
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Greenwood a ‘superstar in the making’ – Ferdinand hails Man Utd teenager and urges Sancho move

The Old Trafford legend has spoken highly of the two young talents, who have made such an impression in front of goal in recent months Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has hailed striker Mason Greenwood as “a future superstar”, while he has suggested that the Red Devils should continue their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finished the 2019-20 campaign in fine form and impressed particularly offensively. The 18-year-old Greenwood was a major part of that as he finished his first full season with the senior side with 10 league goals in 31 outings, and it was enough to persuade Ferdinand of his talent.
Matic: Man Utd’s maturing starlets must improve for Premier League glory
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Matic: Man Utd’s maturing starlets must improve for Premier League glory

The Red Devils' form since the winter has led to whispers of a resurgence but the midfielder says that the club is not getting ahead of itself Nemanja Matic says that he believes Manchester United's young stars have matured over the past few years but that he believes more improvement must be made if the club is to challenge for Premier League glory once again. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are unbeaten across all competitions since late January, fired in no small part by the performances of their youthful talents, including academy breakout Mason Greenwood and former Sporting starlet Bruno Fernandes. United have not won the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson's final season at the helm in 2013 but whispers have started to grow that the Red Devils may be finally poised to return ...
Rooney reveals he advised Man Utd to sign Gueye a month after re-joining Everton
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Rooney reveals he advised Man Utd to sign Gueye a month after re-joining Everton

The Red Devils all-time record scorer recalls being blown away by the Toffees midfielder's talents upon his return to Goodison Park Wayne Rooney has revealed that he advised Manchester United to sign Idrissa Gueye a month after re-joining Everton. Rooney began his career at Everton before moving to United in 2004, and went on to win 16 major trophies at Old Trafford, including five Premier League titles and the Champions League. The former England international made his way back to Goodison Park on a free transfer in the summer of 2017, having been deemed surplus to requirements by then Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho.
Everton boss Ancelotti full of praise for Roma target Kean
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Everton boss Ancelotti full of praise for Roma target Kean

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has not given up on Moise Kean. The youngster has endured a disastrous debut season in England after arriving from Juventus in the summer. Ancelotti, who joined the Toffees midway through the season, still thinks Kean can come good. He told Radio Radio: "I believe that Moise Kean has many great qualities. "He is a great talent and, as I said many times, today's football must surely be based on talent. "However, it must be supported by great character, professionalism and personality. "He's very young and a serious boy, who is always available. I'm sure he will do well."
‘Alexander-Arnold’s great but won’t win Ballon d’Or’ – Murphy disputes Cafu’s assessment of Liverpool star
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‘Alexander-Arnold’s great but won’t win Ballon d’Or’ – Murphy disputes Cafu’s assessment of Liverpool star

The former Reds midfielder acknowledges that “you never say never”, but he cannot see an Anfield academy graduate being named the world’s best player Trent Alexander-Arnold is a “wonderful talent”, admits Danny Murphy, but the former Liverpool midfielder has refuted claims from Cafu that the 21-year-old full-back will someday be recognised as the best player in the world. A Brazilian legend has claimed that an exciting talent currently filling the same position as he once graced will one day come into contention for FIFA Best and Ballon d’Or prizes. Cafu has told FIFA’s official website of Alexander-Arnold: “He’s a sensational player, a rare talent.
‘Neymar can fill Messi’s boots at Barcelona’ – Brazilian billed by Mateu as ‘one of the best in the world’
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‘Neymar can fill Messi’s boots at Barcelona’ – Brazilian billed by Mateu as ‘one of the best in the world’

The former La Masia academy graduate admits he would prefer to see Kylian Mbappe at Camp Nou, but believes a returning star could also shine Neymar is capable of filling Lionel Messi’s boots at Barcelona when the day comes for a six-time Ballon d’Or winner to walk away from Camp Nou, says Jofre Mateu. Such a move will not be made any time soon, with an exit clause that exists in the Argentine’s contract having expired for 2020. A mercurial talent is, however, only tied to terms with the Blaugrana for another 12 months and is yet to commit to an extension beyond that point.
Ziyech and Werner expect Champions League qualification
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Ziyech and Werner expect Champions League qualification

Geordie legend Alan Shearer has warned Chelsea not to mess up their top four tilt. He wrote for The Sun: "Signing Timo Werner is a huge statement from Chelsea — but it would be a kick in the teeth not to make the top four now. "Along with Hakim Ziyech, they have got two big-hitters through the door before the transfer window has opened. "I am certain there will be more to come, too, with Ben Chilwell also on their radar. "But these players will all be expecting to play in the Champions League next season, so it's imperative they get the job done. "With a three-point cushion in fourth it would be a real anti-climax if they didn't, considering the talent on the way in. "If Manchester City are banned from European football next season, then fifth place might do it. "Wheth...
‘Pogba must be more consistent to earn Real Madrid move’ – Man Utd talisman yet to fulfil potential, says Herrera
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‘Pogba must be more consistent to earn Real Madrid move’ – Man Utd talisman yet to fulfil potential, says Herrera

A man who witnessed the Frenchman's talents up close at Old Trafford says he must prove he can deliver the goods week in, week out Paul Pogba must be more "consistent" to earn a move to Real Madrid, according to Ander Herrera, who does not think the Manchester United midfielder has reached his full potential. Pogba has flattered to deceive at Old Trafford since making his way back to Manchester for a second spell at the club in 2016. United forked out £89 million ($113m) to bring the 27-year-old back from Juventus, but he has only shown flashes of the brilliance which saw him emerge as one of the top players in Europe at the Allianz Stadium. Critics have often singled Pogba out as a scapegoat for United's mediocre performances in recent years, leading to plenty of speculation over h...
Yaya Toure Predicts What’ll happen to Super Eagles of Nigeria in Future
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Yaya Toure Predicts What’ll happen to Super Eagles of Nigeria in Future

Former Manchester City midfield maestro, Yaya Toure, has predicted that the current Super Eagles squad can make Nigeria rule Africa again in the future. The Ivory Coast legend believes the emergence of new talents like Nantes’ Simon Moses, Lille’s Victor Osimhen and Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi, will help Gernot Rohr’s men retain their place among the best countries in Africa. “Nigeria has some interesting players coming through, like Moses Simon, Victor Osimhen, Wilfred Ndidi, and many more. “They have always been a force in Africa and the talents coming through will make them better in the future,” Toure was quoted by Brila.net as saying. Super Eagles have won the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title three times in the past. They finished third-p...
Martial to Leave Man Utd on one Condition
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Martial to Leave Man Utd on one Condition

Manchester United forward, Anthony Martial, could leave the club if they sign a world-class striker this summer transfer window. This claim was made by former West Ham United goalkeeper, Shaka Hislop. The likes of Lyon’s Moussa Dembele and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner have been linked with a move to Man United in the past. But Hislop now feels Martial should be accessing his options. “I can see [Martial] departing Old Trafford,” Hislop told ESPN. “At times he’s cut a forlorn figure and not looked happy with his football. “The challenge is, I don’t see why Manchester United let him go right now. “Manchester United don’t have an awful lot of world-class talent in that dressing room, and Martial is one of their brightest talents. “So u...
Lewandowski is a complete striker’ – Defenders have ‘no advantage’ against Bayern star, says his former team-mate Kirchhoff
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Lewandowski is a complete striker’ – Defenders have ‘no advantage’ against Bayern star, says his former team-mate Kirchhoff

A man who played alongside the Polish frontman for two years at the Allianz Arena has talked up his talents as one of the game's leading marksmen Robert Lewandowski is a "complete" striker, according to Jan Kirchhoff, who says that defenders are never left with any "advantage" against his former Bayern Munich team-mate. Lewandowski emerged as one of the most prolific centre-forwards in Europe during a four-year spell at Borussia Dortmund, before joining their arch-rivals on a free transfer in the summer of 2014. The 31-year-old has since scored a staggering 229 goals in 273 matches for Bayern, while helping the club win five successive Bundesliga titles.
Wenger: Mbappe is heir to Messi and Ronaldo but England’s next generation aren’t far behind
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Wenger: Mbappe is heir to Messi and Ronaldo but England’s next generation aren’t far behind

The former Arsenal manager says the current stars are unique talents, but he is looking forward to seeing who replaces them at the top Arsene Wenger says Kylian Mbappe is the leading contender to replace Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the game – but England’s new generation are hot on his heels. With Messi now 32 and Ronaldo 35, football fans are having to come to terms with the fact that the pair can’t play on forever, and, according to the former Arsenal boss, fans had never seen a player with their gifts. “We had never seen players like that, who can absolutely be creative in any tight situation,” Wenger told TalkSPORT . “These players are now getting towards the end [of their career] – Ronaldo, Messi – but it’s now about the next generation.
“Yo! Don Jazzy Transcended From Making Hits To Making Hit Makers” – Koredo Bello Lauds His Boss
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“Yo! Don Jazzy Transcended From Making Hits To Making Hit Makers” – Koredo Bello Lauds His Boss

Popular Nigerian singer and Mavin Record label signee, Korede Bello has lauded his boss, Don Jazzy for raising so many hit makers. Korede Bello says Don Jazzy transcended from making hits to making hit makers The “Godwin” crooner who recently revealed he won’t remain single after Micasa challenge, made this known today, May 6, 2020 on his official page via the micro-blogging platform, Twitter. Casting our minds aback, it is no longer news that the entertainment executive and much honcho, casually referred to as Don Baba J, has raised tons of talents that have grown so tall in their respective music genres that they have become highly revered household names to reckon with. Popular among these talents he raised are; D’Prince, Tiwa Savage, Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, Di’ja, Re...
‘I’d love Sancho to come to Chelsea’ – Hudson-Odoi eager to link-up with England team-mate at Stamford Bridge
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‘I’d love Sancho to come to Chelsea’ – Hudson-Odoi eager to link-up with England team-mate at Stamford Bridge

The Blues winger says he enjoys a good relationship with his Borussia Dortmund counter-part, and would like to see him move to west London Callum Hudson-Odoi has admitted he "would love" Jadon Sancho to join Chelsea this summer. Sancho's future at Borussia Dortmund has been the subject of much speculation this season, with his stellar performances at Westfalenstadion attracting attention from some of the world's biggest clubs. Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid have all been heavily linked with the 20-year-old, who has contributed 17 goals and 19 assists to BVB's cause across all competitions in 2019-20. Hudson-Odoi has witnessed a fellow winger's talents up close on the international stage with England, and says they've "always loved playing with each other". The Blue...
‘Barcelona a better fit for Ndombele than Spurs’ – Bent says ‘something’s not right’ with midfielder
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‘Barcelona a better fit for Ndombele than Spurs’ – Bent says ‘something’s not right’ with midfielder

A former Tottenham striker says it "wouldn’t surprise" him if the Spanish champions were to launch a bid for the France international this summer Tanguy Ndombele "cannot find his feet" at Tottenham, according to Darren Bent, who believes Barcelona would be a better fit for the midfielder's talents. Spurs completed the signing of Ndombele from Lyon for £63 million ($78m) in July last year, after seeing off competition from a number of top European clubs. The France international committed to a five-year contract with the north London outfit, and has since racked up 27 appearances across all competitions, scoring two goals and laying on four assists.
Gospel Singer Yemi Oluwadaisi a.k.a Ododo Is Dead
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Gospel Singer Yemi Oluwadaisi a.k.a Ododo Is Dead

The Nigerian music scene has lost a talent following the death of Yemi Oluwadaisi (a.k.a Ododo). The news of the death of the gospel musician, voice-over artist and producer was shared by Lara Wise. In her sad announcement, Lara Wise revealed that Ododo died on Sunday although she wasn’t aware of it until another mutual friend in Australia called to share the news. Wise in her post described Yemi as a dead sister. She wrote: “I lost a friend yesterday. I didn’t know she passed A mutual friend called from Australia to inform me this morning Yemi Yemi Oluwadaisi ‘Ore-Ore’ Rest In Peace dear sister. You have joined the heavenly choir.” The late singer was the presenter of ‘How E Be’ with Ododo on Faaji 106.5 FM and also a co-producer and researcher of the morning show ‘Oyela’...
Norwich boss Farke confirms deal for F91 Dudelange attacker Danel Sinani
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Norwich boss Farke confirms deal for F91 Dudelange attacker Danel Sinani

Norwich City boss Daniel Farke has confirmed the signing of F91 Dudelange attacker Danel Sinani. Luxembourg international Sinani has signed a pre-contract agreement with the club and will join next season. Farke said: “We're all happy that we're able to sign Danel. He's a young player full of potential. “He's pretty interesting because he can play more or less all the offensive positions. "He also has great ability in terms of end product, scoring many goals and delivering many assists. “Luxembourg is a completely different level so we will need to give him some time, but he has proven he can deliver in the Europa League. "It's a sign of our way that we give interesting talents the chance to impress." Sinani said: “Norwich is a very big club with many good players. ...
Coronavirus: Nigeria star Ordega keeps fit using paint buckets
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Coronavirus: Nigeria star Ordega keeps fit using paint buckets

The Super Falcons winger has continued to maintain her shape for the new season in China after the outbreak Nigeria international Francisca Ordega is making the best of her time while staying at home as she keeps up her fitness routine. The Shanghai star is currently in her home country, Gboko in Benue State in north-central Nigeria as she hopes the Covid-19 fears end to return to the field. Despite the postponement of the Chinese Women's Super League, the 2018 African Women's Football of the Year nominee has been discovering her many talents, including the kitchen. This time, the Super Falcons star developed an entire workout using five paint buckets for her endurance training session in front of her house. The pandemic has claimed more than 46,000 lives globally and affe...
Charly Boy Makes Comeback With “God Of Men” Feat. Falz
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Charly Boy Makes Comeback With “God Of Men” Feat. Falz

It’s been quite a while since we heard any tune from the area fada himself, Charly Boy. But after taking a hiatus from the music scene, he is back with a new track titled “God of Men (Fake Pastors)” and he lends the musical talents of multiple award-winning artiste, Falz. The visuals for “God Of Men (Fake Pastors)” features Nollywood veteran, Segun Arinze while the track was produced by Acesoundz. The video was directed by Unlimited L.A. Watch God Of Men below:
Guti Reveals Best Player Between Ronaldo and Messi
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Guti Reveals Best Player Between Ronaldo and Messi

Former Real Madrid midfielder, Guti, has shared his opinion on who is a better player between Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi and Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Almeria manager believes Messi is technically superior than Ronaldo. Guti stated that the Argentina captain is always successful in every game he plays, while the Portugal captain has many ups and downs. Messi has won the Ballon d’Or awards six times in the last twelve years, while Ronaldo has won it five times. Asked to choose between Ronado and Messi, Guti told Movistar Plus: “I only know one player who has such a beastly success in every game. And it is Messi. “Every time he goes out to the field something happens. The others have many ups and downs.” Guti added, “It is true that I recently ...
Senate Tells Yahoo Boys To Use Their Talents Legitimately
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Senate Tells Yahoo Boys To Use Their Talents Legitimately

The Senate on Wednesday lamented the growing number of youths in correctional centres in the country due to their involvement in cyber crime, it urged those engaged in the act to take advantage of the numerous legitimate opportunities in ICT by converting their knowledge to make money and earn a living rather than using it to commit a crime. The Senate gave this advice at its deliberation over the motion titled “The Growth of Digital Technology and the Challenge of Cybercrime: Urgent Need to Safeguard the Future of Nigeria” sponsored by Sen. Yakubu, Oseni (Kogi Central). The motion read; “The Senate Notes that the growth of digital technology, otherwise referred to as ICT revolution has brought about improved performance in all aspects of society. It is an economic developmen...
Tottenham manager Pochettino: Plenty of interest for Eriksen
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Tottenham manager Pochettino: Plenty of interest for Eriksen

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that several clubs have an interest in signing Christan Eriksen. The Danish international has failed to sign a new contract at Spurs, meaning he will be out of contract next summer. Real Madrid and Manchester United have been linked with the attacking midfielder. Pochettino said: "I hope he will [stay]. "I think he is a great player, Christian. One of the biggest talents in football. After five years working with him, I am sure in the way that he plays, and I hope so, yes. "But you know, there is a lot of interest. I hope yes, but I don't know what is going to happen with that."  
Pulisic, Adams and McKennie headline USMNT Gold Cup roster
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Pulisic, Adams and McKennie headline USMNT Gold Cup roster

Gregg Berhalter has announced his squad for the upcoming tournament, with the new Chelsea signing and RB Leipzig midfielder back in the fold Christian Pulisic, Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie will all be part of Gregg Berhalter's 23-man U.S. national team roster for the 2019 Gold Cup. The trio of Bundesliga talents all missed out on Wednesday's friendly loss to Jamaica as they were given time to recover from their seasons in Germanyahead of this summer's regional tournament, but they headline a young group of players called in by the first-year head coach for his first tournament in charge. Veterans Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore and Omar Gonzalez will be taking part in their first official competition since being a part of the U.S. team that failed to qualify for the 2018 Wor...
Arnold Schwarzenegger Makes His Debut As A Rapper In New Song ‘Pump It Up’
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Makes His Debut As A Rapper In New Song ‘Pump It Up’

It's no secret that Arnold Schwarzenegger is a man of many talents, and the Austrian-born bodybuilder, movie star and politician just unveiled a new one: rapping. The "Terminator" star appears in a new music video for Austrian singer Andreas Gabalier's song "Pump It Up - The Motivation Song". In the new track, Gabalier sings about Schwarzenegger’s amazing life, tracking his journey from a bodybuilding champion to internationally famous big-screen action hero to California's Governor's mansion, and managed to entice the 71-year-old star to rap a few verses. “Hey, I’m Arnold Schwarzenegger and listen carefully,” Schwarzenegger begins. “Dig deep down and ask yourself, who do you want to be," continues the fledgling rapper. "Not what, but who — if you believe success will come to y...
Why Simi ended relationship with her record label, X3M music
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Why Simi ended relationship with her record label, X3M music

Songster, Simisola Ogunleye popularly known as ‘Simi‘ will no longer be working with X3M Music. It has been confirmed by the music label that both parties have determined to not renew the contract following expiration of her recording contract. Recall that Simi was signed by X3M Music in 2014, where she soon became a star with her hit single ‘Tiff’ which earned her a Headies nomination. Her debut album for X3M (her career second) was released to local and international acclaim in September 2017, and named album of the year in 2018, by The Headies Awards. X3M Music, part of the X3M group, was founded in 2008 by Steve Babaeko, an advertising executive who is a notable music fan and enthusiast, and internationally-acclaimed writer. The final album of the wife of Adekunle Gold f...
Organisers envisage bright future as 65 Lagos children get Karate tutorials
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Organisers envisage bright future as 65 Lagos children get Karate tutorials

]As part of its efforts to discover and nurture talents from their formative age, the Lagos State Karate Association at the weekend held its maiden Kumite, Kata competition where 65 children were exposed to the rudiments of the sport. The Karate Championship, held at the National Stadium, Surulere, also featured wheelchair championship, which is an aspect of Karate that enables special sports athletes to compete in the sport like their able-bodied counterparts. The event featured various Lagos karate clubs, including Supreme Shotokan, International Karate Academy, Emma Marshal Art Academy, Ejim Martial Art Academy, Adil Martial Art Academy, Gold Academy, Zabac Academy and Dojo Craft Academy. The children were graded in different levels of Karate with their parents on ground to enc...
Ikpeba leads legends to Delta Principals’ Cup final
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Ikpeba leads legends to Delta Principals’ Cup final

Super Eagles’ former striker, Victor Ikpeba is among the retired international football expected at the final of this year’s Delta State Principals Cup, which holds at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on April 1. Obule Integrated School, Sapele and Boys Secondary School, Obiaruku are to compete for honours in the final, while Ekpan Secondary School and Comprehensive Secondary School will fight for bronze in the third place shortly before the final. Also expected in the final of the competition sponsored by Zenith Bank Plc. are former Super Eagles stars, including Henry Nwosu, Victor Agali, Samson Ozogula, Sam Sodje, Humphrey Jebba, Edema Fuludu, Ifeanyi Udeze, and Alfred Anijeku. The legends attended the first two editions of the competition. Speaking on the competition, Ikpeba...
Stop Begging God For Money, He’s Not Central Bank – Korede Bello
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Stop Begging God For Money, He’s Not Central Bank – Korede Bello

Singer Korede Bello, has advised people to stop asking God for money because he is not central bank. He said instead of asking God for money, people should maximise the talent, skill or gift that he’s given them and try to make money from it. He also said that people should stop asking others for money but instead ask them what can be done for them in exchange for money. In his words, “Maybe we should stop asking God for money. God doesn’t give money, God gives you abilities, he gives you talents, he gives you values that you can exchange for money.” Watch Video Below:   View this post on Instagram   Maybe we should stop asking God for money... Is HE Central bank ? ??‍♂️ #MyThinkingCap A post shared b...
Yobo Backs Eagles for 2019 AFCON Glory
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Yobo Backs Eagles for 2019 AFCON Glory

Former Eagles captain Joseph Yobo has revealed that with the crop of talented youngsters in the current squad, Nigeria has all it takes to go on and win the Nations Cup in Egypt later this year. Nigeria will on March 22, in Asaba take on Seychelles in a dead-rubber AFCON qualifying fixture but based on its importance, Yobo insists that the head coach of the team Gernot Rohr should allow the fringe players show their worth. “They’ve qualified so the game is not as important as it should be, so this is an opportunity to give the younger and fringe players to showcase their talents,” he said. Yobo who was Nigeria’s captain the last time the Super Eagles was at the Nations Cup in 2013 which Nigeria won, has reaffirmed that with the quality in the team, the Super Eagles can win in Egypt. “...
Okparaebo inspires girl-child with free training, equipment
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Okparaebo inspires girl-child with free training, equipment

But for providence, Ezinne Okparaebo would have been a Nigerian sprinter, dominating the tracks in major international competitions for Africa’s most populous country. The lady, who has been among the world’s best sprinters for over 15 years, is seen as a trailblazer for her adopted country, Norway, for which she has won many international laurels. Born in Nigeria, Okparaebo was just a year old when she relocated to Norway, where her talents, even at that tender age, was discovered by talent hunters in the Scandinavian country. And since then, she has grown to become one of the most known faces in Norwegian sports history. Speaking to The Guardian on her odyssey in the sports world during a short visit to the country, Okparaebo narrated how she moved from being a child prodigy ...
iSON to Groom Next Set of Nigerian Female Football Stars
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iSON to Groom Next Set of Nigerian Female Football Stars

iSON BPO, Africa’s leading customer experience provider with presence in 14 countries in Africa, has inaugurated the first iSON female football team in Nigeria – Abeokuta centre. . The initiative serves as a discovery platform in which talents are groomed. It is also designed to groom the future Nigerian Female Football Stars. The inaugural match which was played in Abeokuta, Ogun State, was organized by the company’s inbound and outbound teams. The club was setup strictly for employees and has helped in improving employee engagement which also helps in improving job satisfaction amongst staff members, and portrays iSON as an advocate in women empowerment. iSON BPO’s Group CEO, Pravin Kumar, in expressing his delight said “We are very proud to launch the first iSON female footba...
I Blew Before Wizkid – Danny Young Berates OAP For Wrong Information
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I Blew Before Wizkid – Danny Young Berates OAP For Wrong Information

Nigerian singer Danny Young may not really be done with other artistes that are being rated above him. He is claiming he blew before Wizkid and so the Star Boy should not be considered as the pioneer of Teenage-Stars in Nigeria. If you recollect, a UK-based OAP Adesope had earlier stated that Wizkid paved the way for other Nigerian young artistes as Davido, Burna Boy and so on. But in his reaction, Danny Young is blaming the OAP for trying to re-write history. He wrote: We made this song in 2006, it was one of d biggest songs in Africa. I was just 16. The youngest kid Artiste/Producer at Dat time. Parents flogged music talents off their kids, but it changed afterwards. There was no social media so we had to travel everywhere we wanted our songs to be aired. Channel O was t...
Dubai Based Nigerian Big Boy, Mompha Welcomes Baby Girl In California
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Dubai Based Nigerian Big Boy, Mompha Welcomes Baby Girl In California

Popular Dubai based Nigerian Big boy and CEO of Mompha Bureau De Change, Mr. Smith Kings, has welcomed another beautiful child into his world of luxury, surplus and comfort. The Bureau De Change MD announced that his wife has successfully delivered a bouncing baby girl at California hospital in the United states on 31st Of January. “Mompha”, as he is called by friends expressed gratitude to God for the gift of a third child, as he received countless congratulatory messages from friends, family members and partners to celebrate the newborn baby girl. According to a post on his Facebook ID Mompha, he called on his fans to advise him on the appropriate gift and gesture to present to his wife, for the safe and successful delivery of their daughter. Mr. Smith i...
Roger Federer Eliminated From Australian Open By 20-year-old Tsitsipas
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Roger Federer Eliminated From Australian Open By 20-year-old Tsitsipas

Roger Federer has just been eliminated from the Australian Open by 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas on Rod Laver Arena. This is the second time in 16 years that Federal will fail to reach the last eight in Melbourne. Stefanos Tsitsipas, who was not born when Federer made his professional tennis debut, has rapidly established himself as one of the most exciting up-and-coming talents in the game and backed it up spectacularly with a 6-7 (11) 7-6 (3) 7-5 7-6 (5) victory to move through to a first grand slam quarter-final. Happiest man on earth Tsitsipas Tsitsipas, 20, saved all 12 of 37-year-old Federer’s break points on his way to a famous win. “I’m the happiest man on earth right now, I can’t describe it,” he said. Tsitsipas said: “Roger is a legend of the sport, (I have) so muc...
ANWFCC Tasks NFF on Women Football
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ANWFCC Tasks NFF on Women Football

Officials of the Association of Nigeria Women Football Club Coaches (ANWFCC) have alerted the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and club sides to visit the practice pitch of the National Stadium Lagos to get young and talented players from the ongoing 23rd All Stars Women Football Carnival. A total of 284 players from different parts of the country have been drawn in 18 teams as they jostle for the All Stars trophy and also target being engaged by cubs for Nigeria Women League and FA cup action later in the year. As it kicked off officially on Thursday morning, Vice President of ANWFCC, Chinedu Ogbenna said they are highly impressed with the turnout of players from different parts of the country and hope that the NFF and club officials would be on the ground to get budding ta...
Meet 1st class Computer Science graduate who slaughters chickens
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Meet 1st class Computer Science graduate who slaughters chickens

Dr. Mohammed Goge on Saturday, shared this inspiring story of a 1st Class Computer Science graduate, from a poor family, who makes a living as a chicken dresser in Yobe, while awaiting his NYSC. Meet 1st class Computer Science graduate who slaughters chicken The young man, Ali Shuaibu Baba graduated from Yobe State University this year. His family’s source of income is from slaughter and dressing of local chickens. It was through the business that he paid his school fees. Read his story below: Meet ALI SHUAIBU BABA, FIRST CLASS GRADUATE of Computer Science Picture: Consent approved “i tot i met just a POULTRY DRESSER, later I realize i met not just a Computer Science graduate but a FIRST CLASS” On our way coming back from a wedding with a friend Suleiman Dauda we dec...
Delta wins National Sports Festival – See Medals’ table
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Delta wins National Sports Festival – See Medals’ table

Delta State has officially emerged the winner of the 19th National Sports Festival. Team Delta amassed an astonishing 163 gold medals, 88 silver and 101 bronze medals to beat the other participating teams to the number one position after 10 days of action in Abuja. Delta wins National Sports Festival in style While this is the fifth time Delta will be coming first at the National Sports Festival, this is their best showing going by the number of medals they won in total. Interestingly, Delta State first won the festival when Abuja hosted the biennial games in 2004. At this year’s festival, Rivers State finished a distant second with 69 gold, 58 silver and 57 bronze medals. Edo State finished third with 47 gold, 41 silver and 53 bronze medals. After a very excruci...
Tandoh Hails New Asoju Oba Champions
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Tandoh Hails New Asoju Oba Champions

Kunle Adewale The Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Tandoh has hailed the new champion in the Men’s Singles of Asoju Oba Table Tennis Championship, saying that his victory has further proved that the state is on course in its developmental programmes. The 50th edition of the Asoju Oba Table Tennis Molade Okoya-Thomas Championship ended at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere on Friday with David Fayele, who can be regarded as a local boy, taking the shine off Europe-based Olajide Omotayo in the final that ended 4-2. Fayele of the Nigerian Army was presented with the star prize of the competition, a brand new car courtesy of the family of the late Sir Molade Okoya-Thomas, the sponsor of the oldest running competition in Nigeria. To Tandoh, Fayele defeating an...
Rio Ferdinand In Lagos, To Search For Young Talents (Photos)
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Rio Ferdinand In Lagos, To Search For Young Talents (Photos)

Football legend and former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has arrived in Lagos, Nigeria on a three-day visit. The visit will run from Thursday, November 29, to Sunday, December 2. Retired England international footballer, Rio Ferdinand has arrived in Lagos for a series of events organised by Guinness, as he touched down at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja in Lagos, and got a rousing welcome from football fans. The Manchester United defender, who was well received by officials of Guinness Nigeria and football fans as he signed a couple of autographs on his arrival, will join Guinness Nigeria’s efforts to find and celebrate Nigerian football fans that are Made of More. The 40-year-old and the ex-Red devils center-back is no stranger to Nigeria, as in 2008 he met t...
John Mikel Obi Launches Football Foundation In Lagos
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John Mikel Obi Launches Football Foundation In Lagos

31-year-old Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, has re-launched his foundation to discover talents across Africa. Mikel who currently plays for Chinese Super League side, Tianjin TEDA, held a football clinic with about 150 boys and girls at the Children’s International School in Lekki, Lagos, between the ages of 3-15 years. It was gathered that the clinic which was held in Lagos on Sunday, November 25, afforded the youngsters the chance to receive first hand coaching. Mikel first launched the charity in the 2012, and 6-years later has reintroducing the foundation to discover young sporting talents. The kids from the Little Tigers Football Club also got to enjoy the privilege of having a kick-about with the former Chelsea midfielder. While speaking at the football clini...
Zenith Bank Puts N24.6m Into Women’s Basketball League
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Zenith Bank Puts N24.6m Into Women’s Basketball League

The women’s basketball league is expected to commence soon as title sponsor Zenith Bank Nigeria Plc on Wednesday revealed a package of N24.6m for the 2018 edition. Basketball The bank in a briefing held at the National Stadium in  Surulere, Lagos disclosed that they are proud to continue their partnership with the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF. Peter Amangbo, Group Managing Director who was represented by Akin Ogunranti, the company’s General Manager/Zonal Head, Ikeja stated that the company was proud to support the league for the last 14 years. The  national women’s league is set to dunk off Oct. 28. There will be competition in both the Savanah and Atlantic Conferences. Top three finishers in both conferences will compete in the final six in Lagos. “Over the past 13...

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