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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, 84, rushed to hospital 
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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, 84, rushed to hospital 

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter is currently in hospital in a 'serious but stable' condition. Reports in Switzerland claim the 84-year-old was rushed to hospital on Thursday, January 7. According to Blick, Blatter 's state of health is considered serious, but he is not believed to be in life-threatening condition His daughter Corrina confirmed in a statement he is getting better every day as she asked for privacy. She told Blick: "My father is in the hospital and is getting better every day. He needs time and rest. On behalf of my family, I ask for privacy." This isn't the first time the Blatter has been hospitalised, with the Swiss suffering health problems in November 2015 and July 2016. Blatter became the eighth president of FIFA after he secured the role in 199...
‘Cavani has nothing to prove’ – Tuchel well aware of threat ‘reliable’ Man Utd striker will pose PSG
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‘Cavani has nothing to prove’ – Tuchel well aware of threat ‘reliable’ Man Utd striker will pose PSG

The German head coach talked up the quality of his former player ahead of the French champions' trip to Old Trafford Thomas Tuchel insists Edinson Cavani has nothing to prove against Paris Saint-Germain, and that he's well aware of the threat the "reliable" Manchester United striker will pose his team. PSG travel to Old Trafford to face Group H leaders United in Manchester on Wednesday, with all eyes on star centre-forward Cavani. Cavani joined United on a free transfer on deadline day in October, having left PSG as the Ligue 1 champions' all-time leading scorer with 200 goals to his name in June.
Restructuring is not as critical as hunger and poverty – Amaechi
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Restructuring is not as critical as hunger and poverty – Amaechi

The former Governor of Rivers state who spoke in an interview on Channels Television stated that while the calls for restructuring of the country may not be bad, however tackling hunger and poverty is more critical to the federal government.   Amaechi said;   “If to you what is important is restructuring, I don’t see anything wrong with restructuring but I am saying it is not the most critical problem we have.  “The most critical problem we have is that hunger and poverty are breeding insecurity. “If you are able to create employment, you create security. If you like hire as many men as you want to hire that are policemen, you would do nothing until you put food in the hands of people. “When you do not create a legitimate economy, the people will create for the...
“FIFA should retire No.10 for all teams in tribute to Maradona” – Former Chelsea coach, Andre Villas-Boas
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“FIFA should retire No.10 for all teams in tribute to Maradona” – Former Chelsea coach, Andre Villas-Boas

Former Chelsea coach and current  Marseille boss, Andre Villas-Boas has urged FIFA to retire the No.10 jersey famously won by the late Diego Maradona as he believes no player should ever wear the famous number again.   According to Andre Villas-Boas, the No.10 jersey should be retired from all teams in tribute to Diego Maradona after the Argentine icon’s death on Wednesday November 25 after suffering a heart attack.     Maradona will be remembered as one of the best to ever have played the game and the No.10 jersey became synonymous with the him.   Speaking about the late football legend after his side’s 2-0 defeat to Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Villas-Boas said; “It is very bad news, as well as the loss of a board membe...
Trump’s wife Melania is ‘counting the minutes to divorce’ after his presidential defeat, former aide claims
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Trump’s wife Melania is ‘counting the minutes to divorce’ after his presidential defeat, former aide claims

According to a new report, a former aide is claiming Melania Trump plans to divorce her husband after he leaves the White House.   According to a new claim from a former aide, Melania Trump is “counting down the minutes” until she can divorce Donald Trump, after he lost the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden.   Trump has yet to concede defeat in the US 2020 election, despite Joe Biden winning more than 270 of the electoral college votes.     Former aide to Melania, Stephanie Wolkoff, who recently released a book, has come out to claim that Melania is already negotiating a post-nuptial agreement that would give her son, Barron, an equal share of the Trump fortune.   A new report in the Mail Online, also claims former aide Omarosa ...
Chelsea failing to rekindle Cech & Terry glory days’
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Chelsea failing to rekindle Cech & Terry glory days’

The former England international goalkeeper, who saw out his career at Stamford Bridge, admits success is “impossible” without a “solid basis” Chelsea’s defensive issues are making it “impossible” for them to hit ultimate targets, admits Rob Green, with the Blues failing to recapture the glory days of when Petr Cech and John Terry were in their pomp. Frank Lampard has been doing his best to emulate those efforts and big money has been invested at Stamford Bridge, with Roman Abramovich once again rolling recruitment dice over the summer. Additions at the back formed part of an elaborate spending spree, with the likes of Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Edouard Mendy snapped up.
Austin Eguavoen to be appointed manager of top African club Malien de Bamako
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Austin Eguavoen to be appointed manager of top African club Malien de Bamako

Former Super Eagles coach, Austin Eguavoen is set to be named the head coach of top African football club, Malien de Bamako of Mali.   The former Nigeria international defender is expected to arrive in Bamako, Mali today Tuesday, October 20, to formally take charge of Malien de Bamako, which entered prominence after winning the 2009 CAF Confederation Cup. ‘Former Nigeria coach, Augustine Eguavoen (55) is expected to arrive in Mali on Tuesday to take over the head coach role of the giants Stade Malien de Bamako,’ African Sports journalist based in Kumasi, Ghana Nuhu Adams revealed on Monday, October 19.   Eguavoen led the Super Eagles to a bronze medal at the 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt and has also coached Bendel Insurance, Sharks FC, Nigeria U17 and U23....
You have made your point, allow government to implement your demands – Tinubu tells #EndSARS protesters
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You have made your point, allow government to implement your demands – Tinubu tells #EndSARS protesters

Former Governor of Lagos state and National Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has told #EndSARS protesters to call of the demonstration to allow government implement their demands.   Tinubu is his statement averred that the Buhari administration has acted with commendable dispatch by not only scrapping SARS, but also accepting the five-point demand that triggered the protests.   He further stated that the intent of the organizers of the protests is to achieve stated objectives on police reform, and certainly not to cause generalized anarchy or effect regime change.   The statement read;   For the past twelve days, our country has witnessed massive protests by youths in different cities, which were ignited by widespread d...
Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet tests positive for coronavirus
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Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet tests positive for coronavirus

Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet has tested positive for coronavirus.   The Belgian stopper is one of four Club Bruges staff members who returned positive test results after the club carried out massive testing ahead of their Champions League clash with Zenit Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, October 20.   Players Odilon Kossounou, Michael Krmencik, and CEO Vincent Mannaert are the other three people to test positive.   A club statement read: "On Saturday morning, the entire Bruges delegation was tested for Covid-19 in anticipation of the European match in and against Saint Petersburg.   "Internationals Simon Mignolet and Odilon Kossounou and attacker Michael Krmencik tested positive.   "CEO Vincent Mannaert also passed a positiv...
Ronaldo didn’t try to talk Pjanic out of Barcelona move
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Ronaldo didn’t try to talk Pjanic out of Barcelona move

A fresh face at Camp Nou claims a former team-mate at Juventus was pleased for him when the opportunity to head for Catalunya came about Cristiano Ronaldo did not try and talk Miralem Pjanic out of a move to Barcelona despite the Juventus superstar boasting strong ties to Real Madrid. A five-time Ballon d’Or winner spent two seasons playing alongside Pjanic in Turin. The Bosnian midfielder was, however, to become the subject of a trade agreement involving Brazil international Arthur.
NFL star, Josh Bellamy arrested for allegedly obtaining $1.2M in COVID-relief fraud scheme
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NFL star, Josh Bellamy arrested for allegedly obtaining $1.2M in COVID-relief fraud scheme

Former New York Jets wide receiver, Josh Bellamy has been arrested for his alleged role in a $24 million scheme to receive illegal loans intended for Coronavirus relief. Bellamy, 31, was charged in a federal criminal complaint with fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. He allegedly received more than $1.2 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for his company Drip Entertainment LLC, according to the Justice Department.   The NFL star was arrested on Thursday, September 10, just two days after he was released from the Jets' physically unable to perform list due to shoulder injury.   According to the Justice Department, Bellamy spent more than $62,000 in loan money at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida. He ...
Charlie Nicholas Predicts Winner of Champions League Final Between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.
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Charlie Nicholas Predicts Winner of Champions League Final Between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.

A former Premier League star, Charlie Nicholas, has predicted the winner of Sunday’s Champions League final between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich. PSG will tackle Bayern in the Champions League final at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal. The French Ligue 1 champions head to the game after eliminating RB Leipzig in the Champions League semi-final a few days ago, while the Bundesliga champions knocked out Lyon. Providing his prediction, Nicholas told Sky Sports: “It was the right draw for PSG, so it could be their time. “There is too much talent on show, and I do love Neymar. “Lionel Messi is the superstar of football, but football has caught up with Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo by nature, and they’ll go into slumps. “Neymar can win his second Champions Lea...
New Juventus Manager, Pirlo told to Sign Man Utd Star Immediately
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New Juventus Manager, Pirlo told to Sign Man Utd Star Immediately

Former Bayern Munich striker, Luca Toni, has urged new Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, to sign Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba this summer transfer window. Pogba played alongside Pirlo during their team at Juventus. But Toni believes the France World Cup winner would be the “ideal gift” for Pirlo to start building Juventus midfield ahead of next season. “Knowing Andrea, he will start building from midfield,” Toni told Tuttosport. “The ideal gift would be Pogba. I do not know if that is possible, but it would certainly be the best option. “Andrea will not be a coach who focuses on defending and counter-attacking. “He loves to dominate the ball and will want to impose that on his team. “I do not know what system he will use, and I do not think it matte...
Former WWE Wrestler, James Kamala Harris is Dead
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Former WWE Wrestler, James Kamala Harris is Dead

Former WWE wrestler, James Kamala Harris has died at the age of 70. WWE confirmed his death in a statement released via its official Twitter account on Sunday, though the cause of his death is yet to be revealed. “WWE is saddened to learn that James Harris, known to WWE fans as Kamala, has passed away at age 70. “Under the frightening face paint of Kamala, the 6-foot-7, 380-pound, Harris battled the greatest superstars in sports-entertainment history, including Hulk Hogan, the Undertaker and Andre the Gaint. “He terrorized opponents and thrilled audiences in Mid-South, World Class Championship Wrestling, WCW and WWE until 2006. “WWE extends its condolences to Harris’ family, friends and fans,” the statement read. Harris, made his WWF debut in 1984, according to ...
Champions League: Graeme Souness Names Favourite Team to Win Trophy
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Champions League: Graeme Souness Names Favourite Team to Win Trophy

Ex- Liverpool midfielder, Graeme Souness, has named Manchester City as now the ‘outstanding favourites’ team to win the Champions League this season. Manchester City will tackle Lyon in the Champions League ‘final eight’ fixture in Lisbon on Friday after they eliminated Real Madrid from the competition last Thursday. “I expect Manchester City to blow Lyon away in the quarter-final and they are the outstanding favourites now to win it Champions League trophy,” Souness told The Times. “Guardiola will have to be wary of his former clubs in the semi-final, whether it is Bayern or Barça waiting for City there. “If Lionel Messi has a special night, Barcelona can beat anyone. Bayern are streets ahead of everyone else in Germany and have already blown away a couple of English team...
Van Persie Names Five Favourites Manchester United Teammates
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Van Persie Names Five Favourites Manchester United Teammates

Former Manchester United striker, Robin van Persie, has named his top five Red Devils teammates from during his time at the club. Van Persie joined Man United from Arsenal for £24million. The Dutch star went on to almost single-handedly secure Legendary Man United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson’s 13th and final Premier League title. He netted 26 goals in 38 appearances in his first season at Old Trafford, and seven years later he has now picked out the five players he enjoyed playing with the most when he was a Man United player. “It is hard to answer because most of them were impressive in their own style,” Van Persie told So Foot. “[Nemanja] Vidic was a warrior. He put his head where normally it is scary to do so. He did anything to win. “[Rio] Ferdinand, he was more ‘...
Van Gaal Makes Fresh Claims About Gay Footballers
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Van Gaal Makes Fresh Claims About Gay Footballers

Former Manchester United and Barcelona manager, Louis van Gaal, has claimed that there are only a few gay footballers. Van Gaal said this while speaking with Dutch LGBT newspaper, Gaykrant. According to him, football “is not a mirror of society”. Van Gaal, 68, who retired one year ago, however, admitted that he suspected that some players he managed were homosexual. But he says that sexuality remains such a taboo subject inside dressing rooms and he would never advise a player to come out. Asked if there are any gay footballers, Van Gaal said: “Yes, but not many. “The football world is not a mirror of society.”
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Glen Johnson Predicts how Chelsea, Leicester, Man Utd will Finish

Former Liverpool defender, Glen Johnson, has predicted the position Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester United will finish in the Premier League this season. Chelsea is currently in the third position on the Premier League table with one point ahead of fourth place, Leicester City and two points ahead of fifth-place Man United after 35 games. However, Man United will go third position on the log ahead of Chelsea and Leicester if they beat Southampton on Monday night at Old Trafford. But Johnson, who played for Chelsea between 2003 and 2007, believes Frank Lampard’s men and the Red Devils will secure the third and fourth positions ahead of Leicester. When asked which teams will finish in third and fourth position between Chelsea, Man United, and Leicester, Johnson told Da...
New polls show Joe Biden Leading Donald Trump Ahead of Elections
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New polls show Joe Biden Leading Donald Trump Ahead of Elections

New polls released Sunday night, July 12, show Democrat presidential challenger and former Vice President Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump in two major states --Texas and Florida-- vital states that Donald Trump won in 2016. The polls conducted by CBS/YouGov, shows Biden leading Trump 46 to 41 in Texas, with 14 per cent undecided. The two men were tied at 43-43 in the same poll in April. The same poll has Biden also leading 46 to 42  in Florida, a critical battleground state. In Arizona, they are tied at 46 per cent. Trump won Arizona by less than 2 percentage points in 2016. Surprisingly, all three states are getting increased rates of coronavirus, infections, with Florida reporting a stunning 15,000 infections in a single day Sunday, and the state's 270,000 now r...
Mike Edwards Celebrates 30th Birthday With Sizzling Hot Photos
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Mike Edwards Celebrates 30th Birthday With Sizzling Hot Photos

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Mike Edwards also known as aireyys is celebrating his 30th birthday today, July 11. The reality TV star took to his social media page to share some top notch photos of himself. Mike was born on the 11th of July, 1990, he is from Lagos Lagos but based in Manchester, UK. He owns the first Black-owned cigar line in the United Kingdom and he’s also a professional athlete. The model who was the 1st runner up at the BBNaija “Pepper Dem” edition, once revealed that the lowest point in his life was when he was banned from representing Nigeria at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. See post below;   View this post on Instagram   It’s My 30TH Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any guesses where...
Dimitar Berbatov Advises Man Utd on Signing Sancho
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Dimitar Berbatov Advises Man Utd on Signing Sancho

A former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has advised the club on signing Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho. Man United remain favourite to agree to a deal for Sancho this summer transfer’s window. Dortmund have already told the Red Devils to sign Sancho before August 10. But Berbatov believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side do not ‘necessary’ need to sign the 20-year-old England international because of their present front three, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood. “Looking at how the Man United squad are doing at the moment I do not think signing Sancho is necessary,” the Bulgarian told the Daily Mirror. “Look at the front three from the other night, the speed of Martial, Rashford and Greenwood was great to watch, their link-up pl...
Michael Owen, Charlie Nicholas Predict EPL Clash Btw Aston Villa and Man Utd
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Michael Owen, Charlie Nicholas Predict EPL Clash Btw Aston Villa and Man Utd

Former England striker, Michael Owen and former Arsenal forward, Charlie Nicholas, have predicted tonight’s Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park. Man United head to the game after beating Bournemouth 5-2 in their previous match, while Aston Villa lost 2-0 against Premier League champions, Liverpool. Providing his prediction, Owen wrote in his column for BetVictor: “Aston Villa actually played well at Anfield against Liverpool on Sunday but came away with nothing for their efforts. “They are now without a win in 10 games, and things do not get any easier as far as their fixtures are concerned. “Manchester United have won eleven of the last 13 Premier League meetings between these two sides, and I cannot see beyond another stroll in...
Cesc Fabregas Names Toughest Player he Ever Faced
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Cesc Fabregas Names Toughest Player he Ever Faced

A former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has named the toughest player he played against in his career so far. Fabregas, who now plays for AS Monaco in French Ligue 1, said Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard, is the toughest opponent he faced in his career. The 33-year-old disclosed that Gerrard, who is currently the coach of the Scottish Premiership club, Rangers, provided him with the most difficult challenges, adding that he was a ‘machine.’ Asked by BBC’s Match of the Day who his most difficult opponent was, Fabregas, replied: “If I have to say one – and I really enjoyed playing against – I would say, Steven Gerrard. “He was physically the most difficult opponent to handle. “He was the box-to-box player, he could be on his right or left, shooting fro...
Oby Ezekwesili’s Mum is Dead
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Oby Ezekwesili’s Mum is Dead

The mother of Oby Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education, Cecilia Nwayiaka Ujubuonu, has died. A statement released by her media aide disclosed late Madame Ujubuonu died of cancer-related sickness in Abuja on Sunday night June 21. She was 78 years old. Until her death, she was a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. A native of Ndodolu Village, Umunuko, Ukpor, in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, late Madam Ujubuonu was widowed after the death of her husband, Benjamin Ujubuonu, in 1988, Born on April 18, 1942, Ujubuonu, a retired businesswoman, devoted her life to her children, grandchildren, the church, and service to humanity. May her soul rest in peace, Amen.
Solskjaer Told he has ‘big’ Decision to Make on Goalkeepers next Season
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Solskjaer Told he has ‘big’ Decision to Make on Goalkeepers next Season

Former England striker, Alan Shearer, has said Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has a big decision to make about goalkeepers next season. David de Gea was at fault for Tottenham’s goal as United drew 1-1 on Friday night. The result put a dent on their top-four hopes, especially with Chelsea defeating Aston Villa 2-1 yesterday. De Gea has made seven errors leading to goals this campaign, the joint most in the Premier League, while Dean Henderson has impressed on loan at Sheffield United. Shearer told the UK Sun that Solskjaer has to decide whether to stick with De Gea or give Henderson a shot at becoming No.1. “Dean Henderson has had a taste of the limelight at Sheffield United and is not going to want to sit on the Old Trafford ...
Patrice Evra Reveals what Rashford Told him About leaving Man Utd
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Patrice Evra Reveals what Rashford Told him About leaving Man Utd

Former Manchester United defender, Patrice Evra, has claimed that striker, Marcus Rashford, told him that he would never leave the Red Devils because it is the best club in the world. Rashford, 22, had drawn the interest of Barcelona in 2018 and 2019. He was among the four strikers shortlisted by Barcelona as a possible replacement for Luis Suarez at Camp Nou. “I had a chat with Marcus when he was playing under Jose Mourinho, and he did not have a good time,” Evra told Sky Sports. “A lot of clubs were coming and asking him to leave. “I remember he said, ‘Patrice, I will never leave Manchester United because it is the best club in the world’. “When I heard that as a United fan, I was so impressed and so happy.” Rashford has been one of Man United manager, Ol...
Roy Keane Criticises two Players after Man United Failed to Beat Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur
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Roy Keane Criticises two Players after Man United Failed to Beat Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur

A former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane, has criticised midfielders, Fred and Scott McTominay after the Red Devils failed to beat Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Friday night. Man United played a 1-1 draw against Jose Mourinho’s side at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Steven Bergwijn gave Spurs a 1-0 lead in the first half after David De Gea failed to keep out his powerful shot. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side levelled from the spot through Bruno Fernandes, after Paul Pogba was fouled in the box by Eric Dier. But Keane is not convinced with the performances of both McTominay and Fred, who started for Man United against the hosts, adding that the pair are good enough to be the club’s long-term solution in midfield. “The potential is there, and...
Oshiomhole’s masquerade will dance naked in the market – Saraki
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Oshiomhole’s masquerade will dance naked in the market – Saraki

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted to the defection of Governor Godwin Obaseki to the Peoples Democratic Party and the suspension of the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole. Saraki who welcomed Obaseki to the PDP, said he ignored Oshiomhole's verbal attack because he knew “a day would come when his masquerade will dance naked in the market.” The former Governor of Kwara state averred that the man who was garrulously proclaiming the end of the political career of some other people is now about to meet his waterloo. He said in a statement released on Friday June 19;   “I also thank Obaseki’s colleagues, the PDP Governors, for their role and for ensuring that while bringing him into the party, they carried along the local ...
Lovely Photos of late Ibidunni Ighodalo taken on her Wedding day
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Lovely Photos of late Ibidunni Ighodalo taken on her Wedding day

The death of Ibidunni Ighodalo hit a lot of people hard and tributes are still pouring in as her loved ones reminisce on the memories they made with her. Damilola Elliott, the photographer who took photos of the former beauty queen on her wedding day, shared Ibidun's wedding photos as she recalled the events of that day. Damilola wrote: "13 years ago.... So honoured to have shot your wedding.... A day I'll NEVER FORGET! - ...."Oya Dami, let's do a quick photoshoot before the client arrives...." - ... "Dami, this picture must be fine o! I kuku trust you..." - ... "Ibs, oya smile for the camera járè..."  ..."Dami, I want a full length photo of this dress..." "Never to be forgotten! A smile that could pierce any bitterness. Rest well Ibs... Mrs. Ibidun Ituah-Ighodalo.." B...
Dimitar Berbatov Identifies Manchester Utd Seasons Player
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Dimitar Berbatov Identifies Manchester Utd Seasons Player

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov has identified midfielder, Fred, as the club’s player of the 2019/20 season. Fred has become a regular starter under Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, so far this season, following a rocky start to life at Old Trafford. But Berbatov believes the Brazilian international has been Man United’s standout performer this campaign. “At first, Fred had a difficult time at Manchester United, getting used to the tempo, with the speed of the games and the challenges,” Berbatov told Betfair ahead of Man United’s away Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night. “It is not easy, coming from a different league, and sometimes he spent too much time on the ball and lost possession ea...
Owen Predicts Winner Between Tottenham vs Man Utd
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Owen Predicts Winner Between Tottenham vs Man Utd

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen has predicted the Premier League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United on Friday. Jose Mourinho’s side will tonight host Man United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Spurs and the Red Devils had not played any competitive football since March when the Premier League was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing his prediction, Owen was quoted by Sports Review as saying: “Spurs drew with Burnley last time out and found themselves in eighth place, four points adrift of fifth-placed United and seven behind Chelsea in fourth, so a win is vital to their top-four chances. “They will have been buoyed by the return to fitness of their main man Harry Kane although they will undoubt...
Barack Obama Reacts to Supreme Court’s Ruling in Favour of Protecting LGBTQ Rights
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Barack Obama Reacts to Supreme Court’s Ruling in Favour of Protecting LGBTQ Rights

Former US President, Barack Obama took to Twitter and Instagram to react after the Supreme Court's decision of  protecting LGBTQ rights. The Supreme Court ruled on Monday, June 15, 2020, that gay and transgender people are protected against employment discrimination under existing civil rights laws. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined the court’s liberals in the 6-to-3 ruling. They said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination “because of sex,” includes gay and transgender employees. Barack Obama described SCOTUS' ruling as "progress" and he used the opportunity to wish the country a "Happy Pride month". He wrote: "Today’s Supreme Court ruling protecting LGBTQ Americans from workplace discrimination is an aff...
We Are not Mates – Thelma Releases Receipts as she Shades Tacha
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We Are not Mates – Thelma Releases Receipts as she Shades Tacha

Big Brother Naija season 4 has been over for months but the beef is not. Former housemate, Thelma took to Twitter to shade Tacha while bragging about her success and she released receipts to give her words weight. Days ago, Tacha took to Twitter to reveal that her power banks sold out in 2 hours. After her revelation, "Tacha Sold Out" trended on Twitter.   Thelma has now gone on Twitter to brag about the success of her business venture while insinuating that Tacha's claim that her merchandise sold out  is "audio". Thelma shared a transfer receipt from her bank showing that she received a transfer of 2.7 million Naira and she wrote: "If your transfer limit is less than 2m in a day ..don’t troll me next time, we are not mates.. I come in peace."   I...
Russian Court Sentences Former US Marine to 16 Years Hard Labour on Disputed Spy Charges
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Russian Court Sentences Former US Marine to 16 Years Hard Labour on Disputed Spy Charges

A Russian court sentenced a former American marine on Monday to sixteen years of hard labour on spying charges in Russia. Paul Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian, and Irish passports, was arrested in December 2018 in a hotel room in Moscow with a USB flash drive which security officers say contained state secrets. He was reportedly getting ready for a wedding when an old friend turned up unexpectedly. Moments later, security officers showed up in his room and arrested him for receiving state secrets. The Moscow City Court found him guilty of receiving classified information. He was accused of espionage, a charge he denies, and says he was set-up by a Russian security services agent he had believed was a friend. On Monday, just before the verdict was handed, Whelan...
Bosnich Urges Manchester United to Retain French midfielder,Pogba
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Bosnich Urges Manchester United to Retain French midfielder,Pogba

The former Red Devils goalkeeper still believes the World Cup winner has an "integral" role to play in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad Paul Pogba is "one of the best players in the world" and "near impossible to replace", according to Mark Bosnich, who has urged Manchester United to keep hold of the French midfielder. Pogba returned to United for a second spell from Juventus in an £89 million (£112m) deal back in 2016, becoming the most expensive signing in the club's history in the process. He has since racked up 143 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 31 goals, while also getting his hands on the Europa League and Carabao Cup. However, the 27-year-old has so far been unable to inspire United towards Premier League or Champions League success, amid persistent struggles for f...
Dietmar Hamann Predicts Premier League Club Jadon Sancho will Join
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Dietmar Hamann Predicts Premier League Club Jadon Sancho will Join

Former Bayern Munich and Liverpool midfielder, Dietmar Hamann has predicted that Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho will join Manchester United ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool. DAILY POST had reported that Sancho had drawn the interest of Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool in the past. But Hamann says he expects Sancho to return to England at the end of the season to sign for the Red Devils. According to him, the 20-year-old England youngster is just too good to wait for another year before making a switch to the Premier League. “There will continue to be a market for the top players, like Jadon Sancho,” Hamann told Bild. “He is just too good to wait another year. I see him going to the Premier League. “The most likely option there is Manchester United...
Danny Murphy Predicts how Man Utd, Arsenal will Finish This Season
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Danny Murphy Predicts how Man Utd, Arsenal will Finish This Season

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> Former Liverpool star, Danny Murphy has backed Manchester United to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League when the season resumes on June 17. He also predicted that Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal would finish outside of the Champions League spot this term. Man United are currently in 5th position on the Premier League table, while Arsenal are in the 9th position. “[Manchester United forward] Marcus Rashford is the player I am most excited to see and I believe could make the biggest difference,” Murphy wrote in a column for MailSport. “If he hits the for...
Arsene Wenger rules himself out of running to become Arsenal chairman
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Arsene Wenger rules himself out of running to become Arsenal chairman

Former Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger has distanced himself from rumours that he could return to Arsenal to take up the vacant role as club chairman. The retirement of Sir Chips Keswick at the end of May after 15 years as Chairman means the club is without a chairman heading into the resumption of the 2019/20 season next week. Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown, who spent eight years playing for Wenger,  urged the club to appoint Wenger as chairman saying the Frenchman's return to the club at boardroom level would be 'special'. Keown told talkSPORT: 'It would be something special to see Arsene Wenger come onto the board. 'I don't think so somehow, I think he's said recently he doesn't want to do that, never saw himself as someone who would sit on the board, but they cou...
Kai Havertz Told Premier League Club to Join
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Kai Havertz Told Premier League Club to Join

Former Liverpool player, Didi Hamann believes Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz should choose Chelsea over Manchester United as he looks to join a club in the Premier League. Havertz will leave Bayer Leverkusen once this summer’s transfer window opens, having built up the reputation as one of Europe’s best young midfielders. Chelsea appears to be the favourite club in the Premier League to land Havertz, but Frank Lampard’s side could still face some competition from Man United. European giants, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also said to be involved in the transfer race for Havertz, who is valued at £75million. But Hamann favours Chelsea over the Red Devils as a destination for the 20-year-old. Speaking on the development, Hamann told Sky Sports Germany, “Man United has ...
Solid Star sets contract agreement between him and his former record label on fire after strained relationship
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Solid Star sets contract agreement between him and his former record label on fire after strained relationship

Nigerian singer, Solid Star has shocked his fans by setting the contract agreement he had with his former record label, Achievas Entertainment on fire. He took to his Instagram stories to share the videos of himself burning the contract agreement two years after he left the label following their strained relationship.   Solid Star, who released two albums, ‘One In A Million’ (2010) and ‘W.E.E.D’ (2016) under the record label left in 2018. At that time, he announced that: “I Joshua Iniyezo aka Solidstar, wish to use this opportunity to thank my former label Achievas Ent for being there for me over 10 years. Words cannot express how grateful I am, Special S/O to @ossyachievas @colepeter my bosses, and the entire team for having my back. You are still my family even a...
Joe Biden Reveals What will Happen if Trump Loses Election and Refuses to Leave White House
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Joe Biden Reveals What will Happen if Trump Loses Election and Refuses to Leave White House

US presidential candidate and former Vice-president, Joe Biden, has revealed what will happen in case Trump loses the 2020 presidential election to him and refuses to vacate the White House. In recent days senior military figures have spoken out publicly against the president since peaceful protesters were forcefully removed from the Lafayette Square area near the White House to clear a path so Trump and his entourage could safely walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church. The president’s military critics have included former Defense Secretary James Mattis, retired four-star Marine Corps Gen. John Allen and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. The president last year also joked he won't leave office because he is doing well. “Maybe if we really like it a lot -- and if things k...
Nuno Gomes advises Man Utd target Chiesa to stay at Fiorentina
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Nuno Gomes advises Man Utd target Chiesa to stay at Fiorentina

Former Fiorentina star Nuno Gomes has advised Federico Chiesa to stay at the club. Manchester United, Inter Milan, Juventus and Chelsea are all interested in the 22-year-old Italy international. But Gomes thinks the talented winger should continue his development in Florence. "In my opinion, a young player like him should stay in Italy," Gomes said to Stats Perform News. "It would be his best choice. He is still 22 so another couple of seasons will make him improve before leaving to another country. "But for sure he would be ready for LaLiga or the Premier League. He has already been an international many times and has much experience under his belt in Serie A, a very tough league. "He will be ready for an adventure abroad but the choice must be his and Fiorentina's."
Werner isn’t Messi and would’ve flopped at Liverpool’ – Chelsea move ‘perfect for all concerned’, says Collymore
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Werner isn’t Messi and would’ve flopped at Liverpool’ – Chelsea move ‘perfect for all concerned’, says Collymore

The former Reds striker has been left surprised at the reaction of some of those on Merseyside to the news that a German forward will head elsewhere Timo Werner’s proposed transfer to Chelsea is “perfect for all concerned”, says Stan Collymore, with the former Liverpool striker eager to point out that the Germany international is “not Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo” and would likely have flopped at Anfield. A switch to Merseyside appeared to be on the cards for the RB Leipzig forward as speculation regarding his future began to build. Werner had left a door open for Jurgen Klopp to make a move, while many had talked up the qualities that a hard-working and prolific 24-year-old would add to the ranks of the current Premier League leaders.
I planned to use Goretzka as a right-back, reveals Germany coach Low
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I planned to use Goretzka as a right-back, reveals Germany coach Low

In form in an attacking sense in recent weeks, the national team boss admits that he has had very different plans for the 25-year-old Germany boss Joachim Low has revealed that he planned to use Bayern Munich star Leon Goretzka as a right-back. The 25-year-old has been in eye-catching form with the Bundesliga leaders since the resumption of play following the coronavirus crisis by scoring two goals and laying on three more as FCB have extended their advantage over second-placed Borussia Dortmund to seven points. While the former Schalke man has been impressing with his acumen in the final third, Low admits that he has toyed with using the midfielder at the opposite end of the field.
Oshiomhole Kicked Against Fuel Subsidy Removal Under Obasanjo – Atiku
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Oshiomhole Kicked Against Fuel Subsidy Removal Under Obasanjo – Atiku

Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar has alleged that former Governor of Edo state and chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomole frustrated the Obasanjo-led administration's plan to remove fuel subsidy. The former Presidential candidate of the Peoples' Democratic Party revealed this in tweets he shared on Saturday night. He recalled being the one assigned to negotiate with the NLC chairman, a meeting that ended up not being unsuccessful. Atiku tweeted;   “The Obasanjo government in which I served commenced a phased subsidy withdrawal. I was tasked with negotiating with then NLC Chairman and current APC Chairman who stood strongly against it. Nonetheless, we achieved two phases of subsidy removal of fuel and complete withdrawal of subs...
Diezani Madueke Now Commissioner For Trade and Investment In Dominican Republic
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Diezani Madueke Now Commissioner For Trade and Investment In Dominican Republic

The Former Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allison Madueke has been reportedly appointed as Commissioner for Trade and Investment by Roosevelt Skerrit, the Prime Minister of Commonwealth of Dominican Republic. It was gathered that prior to this appointment, Dominican Republic had earlier granted Mrs Diezani Madueke Citizenship of the Dominica, a Caribbean Island.Country. Diezani Madueke is on watch list of Economic and Financial Crime Commission( EFCC), Nigeria’s anti-graft agency for alleged money laundering. With this new development extradition of former Minister becomes practically impossible and the remaining are history. Diezani was issued a diplomatic passport, DP0000445 by the Dominican Government on May 21.2015 shortly before the handover to President Muh...
Mercy Aigbe and Mide Martins back as Friends?
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Mercy Aigbe and Mide Martins back as Friends?

Nollywood actresses Mide Martins and Mercy Aigbe seem to have buried the hatchet after feuding for a period of time. This is after actress Mide shared a throwback photo she took with her former best-friend, Mercy Aigbe years ago. According to Mide Martins, she took the photo with Mercy Aigbe at a party they attended together in 2014. Referring to herself and Mercy Aigbe as sexy mamas, Mide wrote; “TBT Owambe Saturday 2014..With My Mummy J Of Life…Ore Mi Atata.. @realmercyaigbe. Set Awon Sexy Mamas” Mercy Aigbe on the other hand agreed with her friend that they are indeed sexy mummies with the reply she gave. If you recollect, the duo stopped being good friends about 3 years ago and many of their fans assumed it was as a result of the crisis Mide was having in her marriag...