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Find your own ”Papa No” and stop giving me pennies- Efia Odo’s mum tells her
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Find your own ”Papa No” and stop giving me pennies- Efia Odo’s mum tells her

Efia Odo’s mum has proven to be a character in a new video which shows her asking her daughter to go find her own Papa No. Apparently, Efia Odo is currently in the USA after the airport resumed as her latest Instagram post shows her mum complaining about Efia giving her pennies upon arrival. In the video which was taken by the controversial socialite, her mum questions her celebrity status as she seemed disappointed by her daughter giving her only $250. ”If you are going to give me pennies then don’t give me any money at all. What am I going to do with $250? You call yourself a superstar”, she teased. In a showing that bore a striking resemblance to her daughter, the outspoken mother expressed her displeasure. WATCH VIDEO BELOW:   View th...
Only God can make an Igbo man President of Nigeria- Billionaire Businessman, Arthur Eze
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Only God can make an Igbo man President of Nigeria- Billionaire Businessman, Arthur Eze

Billionaire oil magnate, Arthur Eze has said that only God can make an Igbo man become the President of Nigeria. In a media chat with newsmen in Anambra on Sunday, July 12, Eze stated that the Igbos are not united and do not love themselves. According to him, the Northerners put him in the oil business and gave him mouthwatering contracts even without knowing him or taking into consideration where he comes from. He wondered if an Igbo man will ever do such a thing. In his words “For the Igbo to be President, they must love themselves. Do they love themselves? The North is very kind. If you go to northern Nigerian, you will see churches everywhere. There are churches in Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna, Abuja and others yet they say there is hatred. Do we (Igbo) love ourselves? Only ...
Tunde Obe Narrates how a White Woman Released a Dog on him Because he was Black
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Tunde Obe Narrates how a White Woman Released a Dog on him Because he was Black

Tunde Obe took to Twitter to share his firsthand experience of racism in the United States. According to the singer, he had the experience shortly after his father who is a diplomat got transferrred to America in 1974. Tunde who recalled visiting a white friend's family when he was just 7 or 8-years-old, said his mother allowed him in but released the dog on him because he was black and continously shouted "get the nigger".   He tweeted; If you have suffered racism, it will forever leave a sour taste in your mouth.. My father was a diplomat (Ambassador), so he was always transferred to different countries.. In 1974 he was transferred to America.. We lived in Washington DC. I grew up with a free mind... .towards all races.. I had friends of all races in school and I ...
Ex-Bayern Munich Star Ribery has a Huge Heart – Kevin-Prince Boateng
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Ex-Bayern Munich Star Ribery has a Huge Heart – Kevin-Prince Boateng

The Ghanaian forward was full of praise for the retired France wideman Besiktas forward Kevin-Prince Boateng has offered pleasant remarks about former Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery, saying he has a "huge heart" and an "incredible character". The 37-year-old spent the best part of a 12-year career with Bayern, scoring 124 goals and providing 182 assists in 425 outings, winning 23 titles including the Champions League. Ribery moved on to Fiorentina in 2019 where he teamed up with Boateng, who joined in the same transfer window from Sassuolo before he was loaned to Besiktas for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
Sam Lloyd  Died after Battling an Inoperable Brain Tumor
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Sam Lloyd Died after Battling an Inoperable Brain Tumor

American actor, Sam Lloyd, best known for playing lawyer Ted Buckland on Scrubs, has died at the age of 56. Lloyd had been battling an inoperable brain tumor since last year. He was diagnosed with the disease in January 2019, only weeks after he and his wife Vanessa had welcomed their first child, Weston. The show's creator Bill Lawrence confirmed the news on Friday night via Twitter, saying: "Thinking a lot about Sam Lloyd today. (Ted). Truly such a kind, sweet guy. He will be missed by so many." Lloyd's television career included roles in "Desperate Housewives," "Seinfeld," "Modern Family," "The West Wing," "Cougar Town," "Malcolm in the Middle," and "Shameless," according to his agent. He also appeared in the films "Flubber" and "Galaxy Quest." Aside from acting, Lloyd was...
Bollywood Actor, Rishi Kapoor Is Dead
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Bollywood Actor, Rishi Kapoor Is Dead

Veteran Bollywood actor, Rishi Kapoor has died. The award winning actor died in an Indian hospital in the early hours of today May 30, after a two-year battle with leukemia. He was 67. Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and returned to India last September following treatment in New York. He was recently admitted to a hospital in Mumbai for further treatment. "The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last. He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him. "He was grateful for the love of his fans that p...
No Man Can Stand A Disrespectful Woman, No Matter How Beautiful She Is – Actress Chidimma Aneke Reveals
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No Man Can Stand A Disrespectful Woman, No Matter How Beautiful She Is – Actress Chidimma Aneke Reveals

Nollywood actress and movie producer, Chidimma Aneke says No man can stand a disrespectful woman, no matter how beautiful she is According to the actress, she revealed that no matter how beautiful you feel you are that’s certain but what of your character, ugly? No man will come to you because you are a disrespectful woman She wrote No man can stand a disrespectful woman, no matter how beautiful she is Your beauty is waste when your character is ugly.   View this post on Instagram   No man can stand a disrespectful woman, no matter how beautiful she is - Actress Chidimma Aneke A post shared by Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) on Apr 28, 2020 at 9:20am PDT
Morelos could score goals for anyone, says Rangers striker partner Defoe
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Morelos could score goals for anyone, says Rangers striker partner Defoe

The experienced English scorer has run the rule over his Ibrox colleague and has backed him for future success Rangers striker Jermain Defoe has said club-mate Alfredo Morelos has the potential to play at the highest level, claiming that the Colombia international could “score goals for anyone”. The 23-year-old has scored 29 times this season and has laid on 10 more, with his form in the Europa League particularly catching the eye as he has netted 14 times in 16 matches in the competition. Disciplinary problems continue to plague the striker, who has been dismissed twice this season and was sent off five times last season - attracting the ire of manager Steven Gerrard - but ex-England hitman Defoe believes that the quality Morelos possesses should ensure that he eventually becomes a...
Ex-Man Utd keeper Turner: Sheffield Utd would love to buy Henderson
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Ex-Man Utd keeper Turner: Sheffield Utd would love to buy Henderson

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Chris Turner has no doubts about the quality of Dean Henderson. The United-own keeper is currently on-loan with Sheffield United. Turner told the Mirror: “I live in Sheffield and have watched plenty of him. I've been at the Blades ­training ground and chatted with Chris Wilder who says Henderson is very motivated and believes in himself. He'd love to keep him permanently but he'd cost a lot of money in a fee and wages. “Chris publicly criticised Henderson for letting Gini Wijnaldum's shot squirm under him against Liverpool last September. “It was a harsh lesson – but good man-management. That spotlight might have affected some young players but Chris knows Henderson's mentality and the lad responded brilliantly and showed his character....
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke reveals what annoyed her about the Hit Tv series ending
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Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke reveals what annoyed her about the Hit Tv series ending

Emilia Clarke, the star actress of popular TV series, Game of Thrones, has come out to reveal what still gets her 'annoyed' by in the Hit tv show. According to Emilia Clarke, who played the mother of dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, in the series that ended in May 2019,  she “felt” for her character after Daenerys was killed by Jon Snow.                    “I really felt for her. And yeah, was I annoyed that Jon Snow didn’t have to deal with something?” she joked. “He got away with murder — literally".' Clarke told the Sunday Times. "it felt like coming out of a bunker. Everything felt really strange.'' She said about the show finally ending. "I knew how I felt when I first read it, and I tried, at every turn, not to consider too much what other people might say, but I did always con...
“I’ll Cheat if I’m not Sexually Satisfied” Actress Juliet Njemanze says and adds that ”after God Comes Sex”
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“I’ll Cheat if I’m not Sexually Satisfied” Actress Juliet Njemanze says and adds that ”after God Comes Sex”

Actress Juliet Njemanze has said that she will cheat if her partner doesn't satisfy her sexually. The actress who rose to fame when she featured in Obi Emelonye's movie, Calabash, said this during an interview with Vanguard. When asked what's more important in a relationship between love, money and sex, she said: For me, apart from knowing God and all … sex is the next most important. He has to be good in bed. It’s definitely sex before money because you could give me all the money in the world, if I’m not sexually satisfied, I will definitely cheat on you,” she said when asked what was more important to her in a relationship among love, money and sex. Though sex is important to the actress, she said she cannot act sex scenes or scenes that are blasphemous. She said: ...
Military Era Better than Nigeria’s Current Democracy – Senator Smart Adeyemi
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Military Era Better than Nigeria’s Current Democracy – Senator Smart Adeyemi

Senator Smart Adeyemi has stated that the military era is better than the current democracy being practiced in the country. The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District who disclosed this while contributing to “a bill for an Act to establish the National Electoral Offences Commission and for Other Related matters",  stated that hooligans have criminalized the current democracy in the country and are now emerging as leaders. Adeyemi said; ”Mr. President, when people of questionable character become leaders, then what is the future of that country. In fact, I am compelled to say, military era is better than Nigeria’s democracy currently. “When you talk about maladministration and misappropriation of public funds, it emanates from people who have criminal records, p...
Wenger Reveals Why Lampard will Succeed as Chelsea Manager
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Wenger Reveals Why Lampard will Succeed as Chelsea Manager

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has spoken about how Frank Lampard has impressed him as Chelsea boss. Lampard guided Chelsea to a 2-1 victory over former boss Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur. The win extended their lead over Spurs to four points, with 11 games to go. Speaking to beIN Sports after the game, Wenger listed the attributes Lampard has, which will ensure he succeeds at a big club. “I feel like he has done well overall. When he had bad results he kept calm, kept the way of playing and I think you judge a manager when he starts with how he deals with disappointment. “Overall, he kept his way and it’s quite encouraging. I like his style of play, I like watching it. He makes some tough decisions, which you may not always agree with, but he has a way to co...
The North will Destroy Itself if it Doesn’t Change – Emir Sanusi
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The North will Destroy Itself if it Doesn’t Change – Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi has warned that the northern region of the country will destroy itself if it doesn't change its ways. Speaking at a programme to commemorate the 60th birthday celebration of Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, the Kano monarch stated that repeating the same thing and expecting a different result shows that something is wrong. Emir Sanusi who pointed out that the country is moving on, stated that real change can only come in the region if things are done differently. He also averred that a day will come when there will be a constitutional amendment that addresses issues of quota system and federal character, because the rest of the country cannot continue educating their children who will remain unemployed because they come from the wrong...
You Are A Man Without Character – Wike To Oshiomhole
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You Are A Man Without Character – Wike To Oshiomhole

The ongoing clash between the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, continued on Saturday when the governor described the party chairman as a man without character. Oshiomhole had, after the Supreme Court judgment that gave the Peoples Democratic Party victory in the Bayelsa State governorship election on Thursday, stated that nobody would be sworn in the South-South state the following day. But the swearing-in held amid protests and violence, leading to declaration of a three-day curfew in the state. Wike also dismissed Oshiomhole’s claim that he (Wike) was a violent politician, adding that the APC national chairman’s bitterness stemmed from the fact that he and his political party were stopped fro...
Kaduna Court Sends Housewife to Prison for Calling Neighbour a ”prostitute”
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Kaduna Court Sends Housewife to Prison for Calling Neighbour a ”prostitute”

A Shari’a Court sitting in Rigasa, Kaduna has sentenced a housewife, Mariya Muhammad, to two weeks imprisonment without an option of fine for calling her neighbour, Hajiya Karima Sani, a prostitute. The Judge, Dahiru Bamalli, sentenced Mariya after she pleaded guilty to defamation of character. Earlier, Sani who resides in Rigasa area of Kaduna, told the court that she and Muhammad had lived like typical neighbours. ”We have had good and bad days. We have had misunderstandings and quarrels. I decided to file a suit against her because she called me a prostitute and I am not. I am a married woman” she said During her own cross examination, Mariya told the court that called Sani names because she has also called her names as well. I called her a prostitute because she has ...
Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Expels Cadets Found Guilty of  Misconduct
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Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Expels Cadets Found Guilty of Misconduct

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on Friday January 24, announced the expulsion of some cadets found guilty of misconduct. According to NDA's Public Relations Officer Major Abubakar Abdullahi, the military academy conducts periodic dossier reviews to address cadets’ disciplinary cases. The statement read in parts; “The recently concluded dossier review resulted in the relegation and withdrawal of some cadets found wanting in discipline and general misconduct. This is in line with the NDA’s continued demonstration of its commitment to produce quality officers for the Nigerian Armed Forces and to ensure that discipline is preserved. “The exercise which is in line with provisions of the cadets’ hand book on discipline and General Administration 2018 (revised) and Armed Forces Act...
Political Office, Public Fund Reveal Person’s True Character – Goodluck Jonathan
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Political Office, Public Fund Reveal Person’s True Character – Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has accused Nigerian politicians of undermining the electoral system in Nigeria. Jonathan who spoke in Port Harcourt during the presentation of a book by Gabriel Toby, a former deputy governor of Rivers on Thursday November 14, called for the adoption of electronic system of voting to curb electoral malpractices as he stated that the country would not have deteriorated to this point if people’s votes mattered. He admitted that there is an assumption that every politician is useless but averred that people don't change when elected into public office. The Bayelsa-born politician insisted that what happens is we vote for people we do not know. He said: “The assumption is that every politician is useless, but the question of whether people chang...
Having a good character doesn’t guarantee a good marriage- Joselyn Dumas
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Having a good character doesn’t guarantee a good marriage- Joselyn Dumas

Ghanaian screen goddess,  Joselyn Dumas has shared her view on character and marriage. It is the conception of most people a person of good character is going to be rewarded with a good marriage whilst people with bad characters are going to be single as a result of their bad character. Joselyn Dumas however opines differently she sighted an example that there are women with bad characters but are happily married with no marital problems, and enjoying their marriage while there are a lot of amazing single ladies out there still waiting on God. She also urged people to stop measuring a woman’s attitude with their marital status. Sharing her opinion on her Insta Story she post below
Nigeria facing new Boko Haram threat – Buhari
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Nigeria facing new Boko Haram threat – Buhari

President Buhari raised an alarm over the new Boko Haram threat the country is facing in his address at the graduation ceremony of the National Defence College Course 27 on Friday August 2.   The President further revealed that the Boko Haram insurgents lost their insurgency campaign, became factionalised and mutated into a new form of terrorist threat.   Buhari said, “This occasion affords me another opportunity to briefly reflect on the state of the Nigerian nation, particularly regarding national security. At the inception of our first tenure in 2015, Nigeria was at a critical crossroads. The Boko Haram group was at the height of its infamy and virtually held Nigeria hostage. It constituted a clear and present danger to our corporate existence as a nation. “After ...
The North Will Produce Next President In 2023 – Arewa Youths Leader, Shettima
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The North Will Produce Next President In 2023 – Arewa Youths Leader, Shettima

President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Alhaji Yerima Shettima has insisted that the north will produce the next president of Nigeria come 2023. He said this in an interview with NewTelegraph published today. The AYCF president said President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has not favoured the north, adding that the current government is purely a southwest government. He said: "I don’t know who is going to be the next president of Nigeria until we see those who will declare interest.    However, talking about the zone, which should produce the president in 2023, I have said it on many occasions that the North will produce the next president and you could see that the issue is becoming very clear. "I don’t just make pronouncement on something I am not sure of...
“Missing” JAMB N35m: Court admits woman to N20m bail
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“Missing” JAMB N35m: Court admits woman to N20m bail

An FCT High Court Maitama on Monday admitted Philomins Chieshe, charged with alleged “missing”  N35 million belonging to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to bail in the sum of N20 million. Chieshe, a clerical officer with JAMB, was arraigned last Friday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside Samuel Sale Umoru, a state coordinator with JAMB. Ruling in the bail application,  Justice Peter Affen declared that bail was not about setting people free but to ensure that a defendant attend trial. He added that the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA), 2015 holds that bail be granted in the mos liberal terms. Affen also ordered the defendant to produce two sureties in like sum. He ordered that the sureties must have landed property...
Ohanaeze Attacks Buhari Over OIC Meeting
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Ohanaeze Attacks Buhari Over OIC Meeting

The apex Igbo sociocultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has  slammed  President Muhammadu Buhari for attending a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Countries in Saudi Arabia less than 24 hours after his  swearing-in for a second- term. In a statement by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, the group  said Buhari owed Nigerians an explanation. Ohanaeze said, “Why immediate attendance of Organisation of Islamic Countries, OIC, meeting in Saudi Arabia a day after his swearing in. Mr President Buhari owes Nigerians that explanation.’’ Ohanaeze said, “This is a secular country and a leader that wants to be a mullah or fanatic is free to resign rather than plunge us into a religious crisis.” The group  also attacked the Majority Leader of the  House of Representatives,...
Tottenham Striker Harry Kane Fit To Face Liverpool In Champions League Final
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Tottenham Striker Harry Kane Fit To Face Liverpool In Champions League Final

Harry Kane has told Graham Roberts that he is fit ahead of Tottenham’s Champions League final against Liverpool. The 25-year-old England captain has not played since injuring ankle ligaments in the first leg of Tottenham’s Champions League quarter-final win over Manchester City last month. However, former Spurs defender Roberts, who is now an ambassador for the club, is convinced Kane will win his race to be fit for the final in Madrid in 10 days’ time and thinks Liverpool will need to be wary of his talents. Speaking at the Alan Brazil Golf Day, Roberts told Sky Sports News: “I had my gala dinner the other night for my charity and Harry Kane came, and the first question that was asked was ‘Are you fit?’. And he said yes. “So he’s raring to go. Yesterday [Wednesday] he started...
Meghan Markle’s son Archie was ‘named after her pet cat and cartoon she loved’
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Meghan Markle’s son Archie was ‘named after her pet cat and cartoon she loved’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their son's name to the world on Wednesday and, since then, people have wondered why the name Archie was chosen for the royal baby.   A former friend of the Duchess of Sussex has now shed light on two possible reasons for why Meghan chose the name.   The former friend reportedly said Meghan used to have a cat called Archie and she believes she may have named her son after the dead cat. Meghan previously shared a video of herself with the cat.     The former friend told The Sun: "Doria [Meghan's mum] rescued Archie and he became an important part of the household. Meghan loved playing with him and she was always talking about him to her friends. It’s no surprise she named her new baby Archie. She loved tha...
Star Wars actor, Peter Mayhew dies at 74
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Star Wars actor, Peter Mayhew dies at 74

English-American actor, Peter Mayhew, who portrayed the iconic Star Wars character Chewbacca, has passed away at the age of 74. His family announced that he died peacefully on Tuesday surrounded by his loved ones at his Texas home. But the cause of his death wasn't revealed. In a statement family and friends hailed the actor as a "gentle giant and a very quiet, shy and beautiful person" His family said: "Peter was the man behind the mask of Chewbacca in the original Star Wars triology, episode 3 of the prequels and the New Triology. "He fought his way back from being wheelchair-bound to stand tall and portray Chewbacca once more in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. "He also consulted on The Last Jedi in an attempt to teach his successor. "He put his heart and soul into th...
Drake gives a shout-out to ‘Game of Thrones’ star, Arya Stark in his Billboard Music Awards speech
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Drake gives a shout-out to ‘Game of Thrones’ star, Arya Stark in his Billboard Music Awards speech

Turns out singer Drake is a "Game of Thrones" fan as the rapper appeared on stage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday to accept the award for Top Billboard 200 Album for "Scorpion." He also won awards for top artist and top male artist.   There were a few things on his mind during his acceptance speech. First, he thanked his colleagues who helped him put the album together.   "Thank you to everybody who gave me their time, their energy, stayed away from their family and friends while we were trying to complete this. I always had a dream of doing a double album and I finally did it so now I'll never do it again" he said.   Then he thanked the Billboards and added that he needed a glass of champagne, but the real highlight was when he gave a s...
Man Writes a Petition against his Ex-partner After she Posted a picture of him on Facebook and Allegedly Called him a Fraudster
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Man Writes a Petition against his Ex-partner After she Posted a picture of him on Facebook and Allegedly Called him a Fraudster

  A man identified as Mustapha Suleiman has written a petition against his former partner, one Fatima Abdullahi Tuge for allegedly defaming his character after she posted a picture of him on Facebook and purportedly called him a fraudster in a bid to tarnish his image. According to Mustapha Suleiman who is married with children, Fatima who hails from Kaduna state and a student of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, had been consistently disturbing him for sex but he refused. His refusal reportedly prompted the lady to blackmail him by labelling him a scammer, but Fatima who was summoned by the police after the petition was filed against her, reacted on social media and revealed that she and Mustapha were once lovers as she released evidence to prove her claim including p...
Fayemi Mourns Death of Olowo of Owo :Olateru-Olagbegi
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Fayemi Mourns Death of Olowo of Owo :Olateru-Olagbegi

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has commiserated with the government and people of Ondo State and the Owo people on the passing of the Olowo of Owo, HRM Oba David Victor Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi, describing it as a huge loss. Fayemi, in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, also condoled with family members of the late monarch, who he described as a royal father with class and distinction. The Governor, who described the late Olowo as a monarch who brought intellectual touch to the throne as well as everything he did, said the highly respected Oba would be missed for his amiable personality and sundry contributions to nation building. “Oba Olateru-Olagbegi stood for class, character and distinction. We would miss h...
#GameofThronesSeason8: Gwendoline Christie on how Show Affected Her
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#GameofThronesSeason8: Gwendoline Christie on how Show Affected Her

Gwendoline Christie of the popular series Game Of Thrones, has said that the show ‘squeezed every drop’ out of her. The actress, who stars as Brienne Of Tarth in the fantasy series, opened up about saying goodbye to the show and her beloved character after so long. It appears she won’t miss the workload, as she admitted: ‘It was just a lot, a lot, a lot. It was a lot! … I agree with Kit. They squeezed the orange. Every last drop of juice out of that orange! And just a husk was left behind.’ However, she makes no secret of the impact that the show had on her life, confessing to the Guardian’s Weekend magazine: ‘That character has changed my life. I feel emotional. I feel emoji – the tears straight down, and the scream And her stint on the show has helped her in a h...
Sarri Reveals Why he Benched Hazard in  1-0 Win Over Slavia Prague,
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Sarri Reveals Why he Benched Hazard in 1-0 Win Over Slavia Prague,

Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has lauded his team’s spirit after they won 1-0 win at Slavia Prague, despite a poor performance on Thursday. The Blues lead their Europa League quarter-final tie after the first leg, thanks to Marcos Alonso’s late header. Sarri said he had always expected a stern test against Slavia, but was pleased to see the Blues show their character. “I think we knew very well that it would be really very difficult. “The opponents are very physical, very aggressive and so we knew we had to face difficulties during the match. We were able to front up and face them well and then, in the second half, we were able to play better. “We need to think the second leg will be difficult, too, because these opponents are dangerous away – like in the round agains...
Yaya Toure Makes Claims About Barcelona’s Messi
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Yaya Toure Makes Claims About Barcelona’s Messi

Manchester City legend, Yaya Toure has claimed that Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi has taken football to another level. He stated this ahead of Barcelona’s Champions League quarter-final first leg clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. Toure, a former teammate with Messi during his time at Barcelona, believes the Argentina international is different, special and a strange character in football. “Messi is such a strange character. He is different and special,” the Ivory Coast legend told BBC Sport. “You never hear him talking a lot and he is always concentrating and focusing on his football. He is a perfect teammate and enjoyable to play with. “You give him a pass with two or three players around him and it is so difficult to get the ball from h...
INEC’s silence on PDP access to server worrisome, says BMO
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INEC’s silence on PDP access to server worrisome, says BMO

The Buhari Media organization (BMO) has expressed concern over the long silence by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to claims by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to have had access to its backend servers saying the long silence was worrisome and frightening. Chairman and secretary of the group, Niyi Akinsiju and Cassidy Madueke, respectively said in a statement that the claim by the PDP that it had gained illegal access to the servers of INEC through the assistance of some INEC officials was too grave a criminal confession for the electoral Commission to keep mum, as if it had consented to such a notorious allegation of breach. The pro Buhari group said “This is most frightening. That INEC is not alarmed or bothered by such blatant claim by the PDP to have procured...
Obiano, Onu, others eulogise late Ikedife
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Obiano, Onu, others eulogise late Ikedife

“My concern for our state is that we keep on losing men of stature, integrity, character; yet, nobody is replacing them. “Where are the young men to take over? This is a wake-up call for all of us; life is not all about making money, getting married and raising children. “Let us all begin to think of how to better our society through our characters and dealings with people because the legacy of a man is not his wealth, but what he contributed to humanity,” Obiano said. The governor described the late elder statesman as one who stood for truth and justice. “Little wonder the large number of great men and women that have graced the occasion,” he said Obiano urged the Ikedife family to be courageous and step into their late father’s shoes by upholding truth and peace, which he...
What Mesut Ozil Said About Arsenal Reaching Quarter-final, Facing Napoli
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What Mesut Ozil Said About Arsenal Reaching Quarter-final, Facing Napoli

Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil has hailed his teammate for reaching the UEFA Europa League quarter-final. Arsenal will tackle Napoli in the Europa League quarter-final next month. The Gunners reached the Europa League last eight on Thursday night after defeating Rennes 3-0 at Emirates. Ozil took to his official Twitter page to praise Unai Emery’s men for showing good character and determination to reach competition’s next round. He wrote: “Great comeback from the team! A difficult week for us, but we showed good character and determination to reach the #UEL quarters!”
Klopp Reacts to Liverpool’s Draw With FC Porto
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Klopp Reacts to Liverpool’s Draw With FC Porto

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has reacted to his side’s Champions League quarter-final draw with FC Porto. Liverpool were drawn alongside the Portuguese giants, FC Porto, when the draw for the quarter-final took place in Nyon on Friday. Klopp said Liverpool have to respect Porto, adding that the Reds will prepare very well for the clash. “What can I say? It’s Porto and we’ve played there already and we know how good we had to be last year,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website. “The result in the end was a strange one; it was very good for us, of course, but it was a strange one. In the second leg, we saw the character of Porto and the quality they have. “I could not be further away from thinking it’s the best draw because it isn’t – it is just the draw, it’s the op...
‘Angry’ Mueller blasts Loew for ‘bad taste’ Germany axe
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‘Angry’ Mueller blasts Loew for ‘bad taste’ Germany axe

Thomas Mueller on Wednesday said he was “angry” over Joachim Loew’s “bad taste” decision to axe him and Bayern Munich teammates Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels from the Germany squad. National coach Loew flew to Munich on Tuesday to tell Mueller, 29, Boateng and Hummels, both 30, that their international careers are over. The World Cup winning trio have earned 246 caps between them. “The more I think about it, the more the way it was done, makes me angry,” said Mueller in a two-minute video message posted on his social networks. “The coach’s sudden decision obviously left me puzzled. A coach must make sporting decisions, no problem, I do not have a problem with that. “But it’s mostly the character of the decision that I don’t understand. Mats, Jerome and I are still able to ...
Jussie Smollet’s Character Removed From Empire
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Jussie Smollet’s Character Removed From Empire

Jussie Smollett has been suspended from the hit show “Empire” after the actor was accused of paying two men to attack him last month . Police say the attack was a ploy to raise his profile because he was unhappy with his salary. “The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us,” said a statement from 20th Century Fox Television attributed to the show’s executive producers. “Jussie has been an important member of our ‘Empire’ family for the past five years and we care about him deeply. While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out. We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we hav...
ASUU Chairman Sues Ambrose Alli University Over Sex for Marks Allegation
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ASUU Chairman Sues Ambrose Alli University Over Sex for Marks Allegation

Former Chairman of Ambrose Alli University branch of the ASUU, Monday Igbafen has threatened to sue the institution for suspending him over allegations of sex for marks. He said he would institute legal action against the institution if it fails to retract its “defamatory materials” within 30 days. It will be recalled that AAU announced Igbafen’s suspension on February 13, 2019 over alleged gross misconduct bordering on sexual harassment and threats of sex-for-marks. He however denied all allegations and claimed he was being blackmailed. Igbafen who is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy in the University, wrote to the school via his lawyers Osehon Irebhude & Co demanding a written apology from the school and the sum of N200million as compensation for th...
Chris Brown Cries Out As He Denies Rape Allegations
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Chris Brown Cries Out As He Denies Rape Allegations

American R&B star, Chris Brown was arrested in Paris on Monday after a woman filed a report of aggravated rape against him. At the moment,  Brown, his bodyguard, and one other person remain in custody while investigators look into the claim. Officially reacting to the allegations, Chris Brown took to Instagram to post an image that reads “THIS B!TCH LYIN’” and in the caption, Brown denies the accusations. “I wanna make it perfectly clear, this is false and a whole lot of cap. For my daughter and family, this is so disrespectful and is against my character and morals'. In 2009, Brown pleaded guilty to the felony assault of Rihanna. Since completing his probation in that case in 2015, he has faced legal troubles including a felony battery charge and assault with a deadly wea...
Court Jails Four Dangote Employees Over N15million Fraud
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Court Jails Four Dangote Employees Over N15million Fraud

An Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta, on Monday, sentenced four Dangote employees to various terms of imprisonment for stealing N15million belonging to their employer. Punch Metro had reported that Adewale Dalmeida, Ibrahim Lawal, Afeez Olaniba and Lukman Adam, on December 6, 2018, were arraigned before Justice O. J. Bamgbose on two counts of conspiracy and stealing by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos Zone. They had pleaded not guilty to the charges. However, on December 16, 2018, the defendants changed their plea to guilty after entering a plea bargain with the prosecution. According to the EFCC, a petition was received from the company that Dalmeida, a fleet analyst, whose job schedule included monitoring, tracking and reporting trucks of Dangote Cem...
Demi Lovato Slams Instagram Over Fat-shaming Advert
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Demi Lovato Slams Instagram Over Fat-shaming Advert

Demi Lovato slammed Instagram over a fat-shaming advert. The pop star called out the popular social media platform for approving the advert. The award-winning “Sorry Not Sorry” hitmaker blasted the social media platform in several posts after a sponsored ad for a mobile game, “Game of Sultan” appeared on her feed and contained fat shaming content. The ad featured an animated character that was labeled “obese” side-by-side with another animated character identified as “pretty.” It is noteworthy that Lovato has been very opened about her about her body image and food shaming herself so she feels the ad is wrong on so many levels because it can inflict pain and harm on those who struggle with eating disorders. “Why is this fat shaming bulls–t on my feed?” Lovato wrote in a series of...
Yahaya Bello berates lawmakers who booed President Buhari
Politics

Yahaya Bello berates lawmakers who booed President Buhari

Governor Yahaya Bello has berated members of the National Assembly that booed President Buhari during the budget presentation which held yesterday. The Governor of Kogi state described the lawmakers who booed the President as “children who lack home training”. Speaking with state house correspondents after the Anchor Borrowers Programme Gala at the state house conference center in Abuja today, he said; “First of all two distinct human beings, a father, a gentleman, a man who has the interest of the country at heart, President Muhammadu Buhari displaced his stuff on Wednesday and those who are self-centered, selfish and bent on destroying this country and the democracy have also shown themselves. “This is what I said sometimes back that when you have a child that is not well t...
2018: Ending in Disputes, Strikes
Education

2018: Ending in Disputes, Strikes

As 2018 draws to a close amidst the disagreement between the federal government and academic staff unions of universities and polytechnics in the country, among other issues, Funmi Ogundare writes that the country’s education sector still leaves much to be desired One of the major challenges that seem to be confronting the country’s education sector is inadequate funding, which has been identified as the major reason for the rot in the sector. The Ministry of Education received N541.2 billion for both capital and recurrent expenditure, up from the N496.9 billion proposed by the president. This is said to be meagre considering the crucial role education plays in the development of any nation. As a result of poor funding, especially of tertiary institutions, the outgoing year wit...
AC Milan Manager Gennaro Gattuso Hails Players Performance After Dudelange Scare
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AC Milan Manager Gennaro Gattuso Hails Players Performance After Dudelange Scare

AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso commended his players for having the character to conquer their “fear” during a testing Europa League victory over Dudelange. Milan scored four times in the second half to prevail 5-2 on Thursday, but not before falling behind to their modest opposition. Dominik Stolz and David Turpel silenced San Siro as they overturned Patrick Cutrone’s 21st-minute opener with well-taken finishes either side of half-time. The Rossoneri eventually recovered with two own goals and one apiece from Hakan Calhanoglu and Fabio Borini establishing a strong position ahead of their final Group F fixture away to Olympiacos, where a point or one-goal loss would be enough to advance. “After the equaliser a bit of fear took over,” Gattuso told Sky Sport Italia. “We star...
Nollywood Is Filled With Gossip, Envy, Backstabbing – Iyabo Ojo
Entertainment

Nollywood Is Filled With Gossip, Envy, Backstabbing – Iyabo Ojo

Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo may not be in the best mood at the moment as the actress has taken to social media to lash out at colleagues in Nollywood. According to the actress, the industry is filled with gossips, backstabbing, envy, hatreds and all sorts of unfriendly acts. Nollywood is filled with gossip, envy, backstabbing – Iyabo Ojo She even maintained that the male actors are not left behind also and majority of the stakeholders in the industry are more concerned about their colleague’s short-coming. She wrote: MY INDUSTRY, I JUST CAN’T COMPREHEND!!! Gossip, Envy, Faux, Backstabbing & Biting… the list goes on. UNFORTUNATELY MEN ARE NOT LEFT OUT…. WHAT A SHAME!!! We never truly support our own, we’re just friends when it suits. How well we’re perfect deceivi...
Gov Akeredolu Lauds Motorsports, Work and Play
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Gov Akeredolu Lauds Motorsports, Work and Play

Olurotimi Akeredolu Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has commended the Mostorsports community for staging the second edition of OndoRally in Akure and says the government was impressed at the amount of resources and passion the event brought to the state. “It is pleasing to the see what young and independent minded indigenes of the state are doing; to support the tourism and sports initiative of the state with this event. We are proud of it and look forward to it getting bigger and also becoming a platform for deeper engagement with the youths” he said The event run by Work and Play debuted last year alongside a golf event with an off road event at Ilara-Mokin, outskirt of the state capital. The 2018 edition which held on Friday November 16 and Saturday 18 was an expanded...
Five Things You Should Never Say To Someone Going Through A Divorce
Love, Sex & Relationship

Five Things You Should Never Say To Someone Going Through A Divorce

Being a good friend means standing by and supporting your friend, even when times are tough. If your friend is going through a divorce however, it can be hard to know what to say. Here are things you should never say. “Get a lawyer and take him for everything he’s got” While anger can be a normal part of divorce, it is best not to fuel that anger with fantasies of revenge. Doing so has the ability to keep a person stuck and unable to move on. The end of a marriage doesn’t have to be an ugly painful war, and their ex isn’t suddenly the enemy. Whether a couple stays together or not, if children are involved it is their responsibility to find a way to engage with each other in a healthy way. “How can you do that to your kids?” One thing you should understand is that your friend mos...
Sarri Apologised For The Action Of His Backroom Staff
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Sarri Apologised For The Action Of His Backroom Staff

‘We have played our football very well for 60 minutes today but suddenly at 1-1 we stopped playing our football,’ said Sarri. ‘We started to play another type of football with the long ball but we are not organised for this. I don’t want the long ball or the second ball. ‘I want to play with short passes. Stop! ‘In this type of football United are better than us so I am really disappointed for the last 30 minutes. ‘Ok we scored in the last minutes, it’s good for the confidence but I [as manager] have to look at something else. I have seen the match from the bench but now i will study. They have to play my football with character.’ Mourinho was furious at Sarri’s assistant for celebrating in his face and the Italian went into the United dressing room at the end to apologise on beha...
Hazard Wants Mourinho Reunion
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Hazard Wants Mourinho Reunion

Eden Hazard has revealed that he wants to work under Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho again. Hazard played for the Portuguese for two years at Chelsea, between 2013 and 2015, before Mourinho was sacked. Nevertheless, he won the Premier League title and the League Cup in his second spell at Stamford Bridge, with Hazard a key member of the title-winning side, scoring 14 league goals and providing 10 assists. Hazard, though, maintains that he regrets how their professional ties ended and would like to play for him again. “The last season under Mourinho was not pleasant anymore. We didn’t win, we got into a sort of routine, training-training without having fun, it was better for all parties that the collaboration came to an end,” he told Belgian newspaper HLN. “If I’m now asked on...