Thursday, January 28

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Global Food Relief Program Provides Aid to Over 6,000 Pastors
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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Global Food Relief Program Provides Aid to Over 6,000 Pastors

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has continued to provide hope and relief to thousands of Christians from around the globe during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has united millions in prayers to fight the devastation of the coronavirus and provide relief to those in need. The coronavirus global health crisis has upended economies and threatened to tear the social fabric that binds our society. The pandemic has completely disrupted our way of life now and likely for the foreseeable future. But Pastor Chris Oyakhilome urges Christians not to despair their current situation, but to seek guidance and sustenance from our Lord and savior. Pastor Chris is the founder and lead pastor of Christ Embassy, also known as LoveWorld Inc., an evangelical megachurch with a st...
‘Fraser would be a great signing for Spurs’ – Bournemouth star could fit into Mourinho’s front three, says Bent
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‘Fraser would be a great signing for Spurs’ – Bournemouth star could fit into Mourinho’s front three, says Bent

The former striker thinks that the Scottish midfielder would be a valuable addition to Tottenham's ranks if a deal can be done this summer Ryan Fraser "would be a great signing" for Spurs, according to Darren Bent, who can see the Bournemouth star slotting into Jose Mourinho's front three nicely. Fraser joined Bournemouth from Aberdeen back in 2013, and has since racked up 208 appearances for the club across all competitions, scoring 24 goals. The 26-year-old helped the Cherries gain promotion to the Premier League in 2015, but missed their first season in the top flight after being sent out on loan to Ipswich.
SNAPPED! Barcelona leak new Man Utd kit for next season
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SNAPPED! Barcelona leak new Man Utd kit for next season

Barcelona have accidentally leaked Manchester United's new kit for next season, it has been claimed. The Mirror says United were not planning to reveal their new kit yet, but Barcelona seem to have accidentally done it for them in a blunder while simulating a match between the two sides on the popular video game Pro Evolution Soccer. When uploading the video, Barcelona included Paul Pogba modelling the new kit on the thumbnail, and although they swiftly deleted the image, many supporters had already screenshotted the image and shared it on social media. The new shirt is somewhat unusual, and includes a yellow and black striped pattern in addition to the traditional red that United wear at home.
Mike Epps and Wife Kyra Epps Have Welcomed their First Child Together
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Mike Epps and Wife Kyra Epps Have Welcomed their First Child Together

Mike Epps and wife Kyra Robinson Epps have welcomed their first child together, a baby girl named Indiana Rose Epps. Proud dad Mike Epps took to Instagram to share the happy news. He wrote, "Allow us to introduce to you our newest addition to the family……..INDIANA ROSE EPPS she rollin her eyes all ready. We are so greatful God thank you for a healthy baby!" Little Indiana was born on March 12th, 2020, but her parents made the announcement hours ago. Kyra also shared the news with a photo of her cradling Indiana and the words, "My Indiana Rose Epps! 9 pounds 12 ounces on 3/12. Mommy loves you beyond what I can even understand. #tired." Mike Epps, 49, and Kyra got married in June 2019.
Danfo, Okada, Tokunbo, K-leg and 25 Other “Nigerian English” Has Been Added to the Oxford Dictionary in New Update
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Danfo, Okada, Tokunbo, K-leg and 25 Other “Nigerian English” Has Been Added to the Oxford Dictionary in New Update

The Oxford English Dictionary has been updated to include some Nigerian words and expressions. In the Oxford English Dictionary's January update, 29 Nigerian words were added and it was announced in a blog post on the dictionary’s website. In the post, the Oxford English Dictionary explained that some of the words were borrowed while others are coinages "The majority of these new additions are either borrowings from Nigerian languages, or unique Nigerian coinages that have only begun to be used in English in the second half of the twentieth century, mostly in the 1970s and 1980s," the post added. Below is a list of the Nigerian words added to the updated Oxford English Dictionary: Agric, adj. & n. Barbing salon, n. Buka, n. Bukateria, n. Chop, v./6 Chop-...
Aston Villa’s summer spending spree continues with £7m signing of Engels
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Aston Villa’s summer spending spree continues with £7m signing of Engels

The club has now signed eight players ahead of their return to the Premier League Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of defender Bjorn Engels from Stade Reims as the club continues its summer spending spree. Engels becomes Villa's latest addition for a fee believed to be around £7 million ($9m). Villa are set to return to the Premier League this upcoming season after attaining promotion from the Championship and have spent big money to ensure the team is ready to compete and avoid a quick relegation.
Ronaldo’s Juventus must make Champions League final to be best ever – Davids
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Ronaldo’s Juventus must make Champions League final to be best ever – Davids

The Bianconeri must add European glory to their domestic dominance if they can claim to be the best team in the club's history says former midfielder Edgar Davids has insisted Juventus' current squad, led by record signing Cristiano Ronaldo, cannot be labelled the club's best ever until they at least reach the Champions League final. The Italian giants finished top of Serie A last season for the eighth year running, ending up a comfortable 11 points clear of nearest rivals Napoli. However, despite last year's addition of superstar forward Ronaldo to an already star-studded group, Juventus exited both the Champions League and Coppa Italia in the last eight.
Lars Veldwijk hopes to have done enough to earn a Bafana Bafana starting berth
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Lars Veldwijk hopes to have done enough to earn a Bafana Bafana starting berth

The attacker seems to be hitting his best form in time for the continental showpiece South Africa international Lars Veldwijk looks to be finding his feet at just the right time. Bafana Bafana begin their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign on Monday when they take on Ivory Coast in their group stage opener. Veldwijk, who is a relatively new addition to the national team fold having played in Holland for much of his career, has impressed in Bafana’s preparations leading up to the tournament.
Nollywood actress, Seyi Ashekun welcomes second child
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Nollywood actress, Seyi Ashekun welcomes second child

Nollywood actress, Seyi Ashekun is a mother again as she welcomes a new baby to her home. The actress who had her first child, a boy in May 2017 delivered a bouncing baby girl yesterday in the UK. Her colleagues in the industry have taken to social media to share the good news and also send congratulatory messages across to her on the new addition to Ashekun’s family.
Lakowe Agog as Eko Challenge Cup Tees off on African Tour
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Lakowe Agog as Eko Challenge Cup Tees off on African Tour

The first event on the African Tour- Eko Challenge Cup- will tee off today at Lakowe Lakes Golf Estate, Lagos with a field of 40 players. Eighteen players led by Emos Korblah secured their tour cards at the qualifying tournament held yesterday in Lagos. They will now join the six players that made the cut in Abuja at the first qualifying school in December 2018. Korblah shot 4 under par 68, while C. Ambe was two off the pace for second place. The players will be scheming to eclipse Mohammed Safuyanu Muazu, who held off Vincent Torgah to win the tournament. The President of the African Tour, Emeka Okatta, said the Tour will feature players from Ghana, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Spain and Germany. He said the first season of the Afric...
Chelsea Plots Summer Swoop for Barca Star, Rakitic
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Chelsea Plots Summer Swoop for Barca Star, Rakitic

There may be one day left until the end of the January transfer deadline looms, but Chelsea are already planning their shopping for the summer window. And according to Spanish outlet Sport, the Blues have pinpointed Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic as one ideal addition. The front cover of their publication on Tuesday leads with this story – stating that Chelsea are ready to negotiate with Barca over the possible signing. However, they report that the midfielder would prefer to remain at the Nou Camp – despite the imminent £65million acquisition Frenkie de Jong from Ajax. Speaking about his future recently, Rakitic made it clear that he wishes to stay in Catalonia. ‘If I am here (at Barcelona), it’s to play,’ he said. ‘If anything has to change, we will speak. I have a lot of...
Nigerian Couple Welcome Their First Child After 19 Years of Waiting
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Nigerian Couple Welcome Their First Child After 19 Years of Waiting

A Nigerian couple, who are beneficiary of Ibidun Ituah Ighodalo's grant for infertility treatment have welcomed their first child after 19 years of waiting. The former Miss Lux shared the goodnews on Instagram today. Recall that she had set the Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF) a non-profit organization to raise awareness on issues pertaining to infertility and to provide grants for couples that require fertility treatments such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine Insemination. Sharing a photo of the new born on Instagram, Ibidun wrote; Haaaaaa ... After 19 years of waiting, 19 years of praying,19 years trusting & crying God showed up like never before my God you are too much. these are tears of joy my fam, when God decides to silence your mockers hmmmm, another h...
Okon Excited with Choice of Lagos as Host of NWPL’s Super 4
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Okon Excited with Choice of Lagos as Host of NWPL’s Super 4

Rivers Angels FC Head Coach, Edwin Okon, has described Lagos as a fertile ground for his side ahead of the Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Super 4 Tournament. The football fiesta that crowns the new NWPL champions has been scheduled to hold in Lagos between January 23 and 26 at the Agege Stadium. The combatants are title holders, Nasarawa Amazons, Bayelsa Queens, Sunshine Queens and 2018 Aiteo Cup winners, Rivers Angels. Okon commended the leadership of the NWFL for their thoughtfulness in choosing a neutral ground like Lagos as the venue for its prime tournament which will give the contestants an even hand to properly express their football artistry. “Of course, I’m 100 per cent satisfied with the choice of Lagos as the venue for the upcoming Nigeria Women Premier League...
Golf: African Tour Offers $475,000 Prize Money for 2019
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Golf: African Tour Offers $475,000 Prize Money for 2019

The total prize money of $475, 000 will be competed on the expanded African Tour billed to commence in February. The African Tour is the upgraded version of the West Africa Golf Tour that started in December 2016. President of the African Tour, Emeka Okatta announced that the new prize money represents a 33 percent increment on the $375, 000 prize money staked in 10 tournaments on the West Africa Tour last year. On the whole, 16 tournaments are on the card for this year and will feature 40 professional golfers drawn from Nigeria and several African countries. The season’s culminating event- the Tour Championship- will hold at IBB International Golf and Country, Abuja from December 18- 21, with $100,000 as the prize money. The overall leader of the Order of Merit for 2019 w...
Fuel Crisis Looms as Marketers Order Depots’ Shutdown
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Fuel Crisis Looms as Marketers Order Depots’ Shutdown

By Ndubuisi Francis, Chineme Okafor in Abuja and Peter Uzoho in Lagos Oil marketers under the aegis of Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) yesterday directed their members to shut down all depots in the country at midnight to protest federal government’s failure to pay them their outstanding subsidy claims estimated at N800 billion. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has, however, described the action of the marketers as economic sabotage. The Ministry of Finance had announced, at the weekend, that the federal government had reached an agreement with the marketers after meeting the parties to begin the payment of the money owed them. But DAPPMAN, in a counter statement yesterday by its Executive Secretary, Mr. Olufemi Adew...
Of 1,500 Nigerians in Italian Prisons and Greener Pasture Seekers
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Of 1,500 Nigerians in Italian Prisons and Greener Pasture Seekers

The other time, we got wind of the UK government’s plan to build a special wing in the Kikiriki Prison in Lagos, so that Nigerians who are serving jail terms in different UK prisons could be transferred to Nigeria to complete their terms. Similarly, the German government recently revealed that it was challenged on how to handle over 30, 000 Nigerians who are to be repatriated to Nigeria over illegal immigration and other related offences. There are certainly more Nigerians, who are still languishing in immigration centres and prisons in different countries around the world for various infractions, whose circumstances would never get to the public. So it didn’t come as a surprise when the Italian government, through its Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefanou Pontesilli, recently announc...
S*x-Starved Husband Begs Judge To Dissolve Marriage
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S*x-Starved Husband Begs Judge To Dissolve Marriage

A man who claims his wife has been involved in adulterous relationships has called on the court to dissolve his marriage. A man has pleaded with a customary court sitting in Ibadan to dissolve his marriage because his wife has starved him of sex for over two years of their seven-year marriage. The petitioner, Mr. Wahab Olabamiji, had approached the court seeking the dissolution of his marriage because his wife, Tawakalitu, denied him of s*x. Wahab, who lives at Olopo-Meta Estate, Ibadan, had petitioned the court that his wife was endangering his life with her extramarital relationships. “Tawakalitu has remained a source of frustration to me for two-and-a-half years now, denying me sex. “In addition, Tawakalitu is heavily involved in adulterous acts and I have caugh...
NEPC, Edo Eye $35bn Int’l Oil Palm Market
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NEPC, Edo Eye $35bn Int’l Oil Palm Market

…. hold capacity building for producers, processors The Edo State Government in collaboration with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), will hold a one-day training for producers and processors of oil palm in the state to improve their capacity for post-harvest handling of the produce so as to tap the $35 billion international oil palm market. Oil palm fruits Senior Special Assistant to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Investment Promotion, Mr. Kelvin Uwaibi, said the training will hold on Tuesday, October 2, in Benin City, the Edo State capital. He explained that the training will focus on “Modern cultivation techniques for increased production and improved yields, as well as Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in the post-harvest handling and processing of oil palm for export ...
As Yusuf Strives To Sanitise NHIS
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As Yusuf Strives To Sanitise NHIS

PEOPLE react to change in different ways especially when introduced by a personality who is convinced about the direction he is headed to. Some oppose change out of fear of the unknown while others who are used to the status quo do so out of worry about losing some benefits they are used to. Also, others respond to that development out of apprehension about the disposition of the change agent especially if he is one who is convinced that what is going on if allowed to continue may not augur well for the establishment. These reactions can and do lead to a chain of activities that can only slow the process of change but not stop it. Yusuf Usman This situation may apply to Professor Usman Yusuf who was, on July 2016, appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari, as the Executive Secretar...