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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....
Nigerian, Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize
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Nigerian, Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize

A Nigerian teacher identified as Olasunkanmi Opeifa, has been named a top 10 finalist for the Global Teacher Prize 2020. The US$1 million award established by the Varkey Foundation in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, is in its 6th year. Announced Opeifa, among others as a top ten finalist, English comedian, Stephen Fry said: “Today I am delighted to announce that Olasunkanmi Opeifa from Nigeria is a top ten finalist for the Global Teacher Prize 2020. “Olasunkanmi, you have inspired your students by using edutainment- fun-based learning to teach English language concepts, with essay writing linked to popular dance steps, and phonology and grammar demonstrated by rapping and hip-hop songs. “You also published a book on lear...
Bus-Stop In France Named After Super Falcons Star Oparanozie
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Bus-Stop In France Named After Super Falcons Star Oparanozie

Super Falcons striker Desire Oparanozie has a bus-stop in Guingamp, France, named after her, Completesports.com reports. This was confirmed in a photo published on Twitter. Oparanozie joined Guingamp in 2014 from Turkish club Ataşehir Belediyespor and had a memorable time there. The 26-year-old made 106 appearances and found the back of the net 45 times. Ahead of the 2019–20 season, Oparanozie was named club captain and began her reign with a win over Metz on the opening day of the season. And after six years at Guingamp Oparanozie signed a two-year contract with Dijon FCO on 30 June. Oparanozie started her career at Bayelsa Queens in the Nigerian Women’s league and moved to Delta Queens in 2010. She then spent two months on loan at Düvenciler Lisesispor in the Tu...
Cristiano Ronaldo Named As Juventus’ MVP Of The Year
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Cristiano Ronaldo Named As Juventus’ MVP Of The Year

Juventus club wrote: ''It was a very long season, with a championship that lasted almost 11 months. An unexpected stop halted things, but when things started up again we won… again. Among all these ingredients, there is one element that has been a constant: Cristiano Ronaldo's goals. For decades no one had managed to achieve 30 goals just in the league for a Juventus, and Ronaldo, who reached this milestone in record time, often proved decisive and fundamental. Some, even extraordinary: do you remember his stunning header against Sampdoria at Marassi? For his goals, his class, his coolness, his leadership, and his being an absolute champion, Cristiano Ronaldo was the most voted player by the Juventus fans throughout the year. Cristiano, therefore, receives the MVP of the Y...
BBNaija’s Nina Welcomes a Baby boy with her Husband
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BBNaija’s Nina Welcomes a Baby boy with her Husband

Reality show star, Nina has welcomed a son with her husband Tony in the United States. The excited father who shared news of their baby's arrival on Instagram, disclosed that they named their son Denzel Kelechukwu. Tony wrote; Sometimes the smallest things take up the whole room in our heart. Look who dropped in, our bundle of joy has arrived....DENZEL KELECHUKWU A. I love you son
Solskjaer Names Players that will miss Tottenham, Man Utd Clash
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Solskjaer Names Players that will miss Tottenham, Man Utd Clash

Manchester United head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named the players that will miss his side’s away Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night. According to Solskjaer, Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones are not ready to play against Jose Mourinho’s side because they are yet to get full match fitness due to injury. “Yeah we have got a couple of injuries,” Solskjaer was quoted by Man United’s official website as saying. “Axel will probably be missing, and Phil Jones will be missing [Man United’s clash against Tottenham]. Apart from that, I would say everyone else is available for selection.” He added: “During Pre-season you want to give everyone a chance, everyone the same opportunity to stake a claim for the team. “Eve...
Yul Edochie Reveals The Russian-American Stage Actor His Father Named Him After
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Yul Edochie Reveals The Russian-American Stage Actor His Father Named Him After

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has revealed that he was named after Yul Brynner, a Russian-American stage actor. Yul Edochie whose father is Pete Edochie, a Nollywood legend, made this known in an Instagram post in which he revealed that he has apparently grown to be like the actor. This makes him wonder if the name given to children play a role in what they eventually become. He wrote: “My father named me after this great actor Yul Brynner. He was an outstanding stage and film actor, with a deep voice. I seem to have grown to be just like him, same looks too, same eyes, same bald head, though my nose is way bigger than his. So I’m just thinking…. The name you give to your child, does it play a role in the development of that child??”
Major Road In Abuja Named After Late Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh
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Major Road In Abuja Named After Late Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh

A major road in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja has been named after late Dr. Stella Adadevoh, the medical doctor who played a major role in preventing an Ebola epidemic in Nigeria in 2014. The road, located along Ahmadu Bello Way, close to the Nigerian Air Force Conference Centre, was renamed after Adedovah, about six years after she died from the disease in Lagos. Adadevoh died in August 2014 while preventing a Liberian man, Patrick Sawyer from leaving her hospital after she diagnosed him of having the deadly Ebola virus. Several calls have been made by Nigerians for the deceased medical doctor to be adequately honored by the Federal government.
A Great White Shark Is Named After Kobe Bryant
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A Great White Shark Is Named After Kobe Bryant

Shark experts have named a great white after basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who was apparently fascinated with the fearsome creatures. The 12-foot-long shark was spotted in the Pacific Ocean near Guadalupe Island, Mexico, which is a gathering spot for white sharks, according to Michael Domeier with the Marine Conservation Science Institute. The shark is a young adult and is new to the area, he said. "I lived in Southern California during Kobe Bryant's entire career as a Laker, so I could personally feel the shock of his sudden death despite the fact I was thousands of miles away in Patagonia," Domeier told CNN in an email. Bryant died last month in a helicopter crash that also killed his daughter, Gianna, and seven others. The Marine Conservation Science Institute (MCSI) maint...
Jordan Henderson Is Named England’s Player Of The Year For 2019 Ahead Of Raheem Sterling And Harry Kane
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Jordan Henderson Is Named England’s Player Of The Year For 2019 Ahead Of Raheem Sterling And Harry Kane

Jordan Henderson has been named as England's player of the year for 2019, beating his team-mates Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane to win the award. The Liverpool captain enjoyed success with his club as he won the Champions League last season and came close to winning the Premier League title as they finished second behind Manchester City. This season, he has also won the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup with Liverpool, who are currently 14 points clear with a game in hand. The 29-year-old,  who was voted as one of the top three midfielders in Europe last season played seven times in total for England in 2019 and was key in the midfield as they reached the semi-finals of the inaugural Nations League and qualified for Euro 2020.   Sterling, who scored eig...
Michelle Obama Named Most Admired Woman In The World
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Michelle Obama Named Most Admired Woman In The World

Michelle Obama has been named the “most admired woman” in the world in a major new US survey. The former first lady, who had consistently higher popularity ratings than her husband while they were in the White House, surpassed the current US president and first lady in Gallup’s annual poll. It is the second year in a row Ms Obama has earned the accolade of world’s most venerated woman. The 55-year-old took ten per cent of the vote, followed by Melania Trump who gained five per cent of it. Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Greta Thunberg all took three per cent of the vote each.
Super Falcons Goalkeeper Chiamaka Named Best Female Goalkeeper In Africa
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Super Falcons Goalkeeper Chiamaka Named Best Female Goalkeeper In Africa

Super Falcons goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie has been named the best Female goalkeeper in Africa, and the 14th best goalkeeper in the World by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). Recall, At 18 years and 186 days, Nigeria’s Chiamaka Nnadozie has become the youngest ever goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in a Women’s World Cup game.
DJ Cuppy Feeds A Lion Named After Her
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DJ Cuppy Feeds A Lion Named After Her

DJ Cuppy plays with a baby lion named after her, feeds the cub. She said: "Introducing the world to “Cuppy” the newest baby lion named after ME by @Sb_Belhasa owner of @Fame.Park. I’ve always wanted to be a mother!" She also shared a video of her feeding the lion.   View this post on Instagram   Introducing the world to “Cuppy” the newest baby lion named after ME by @Sb_Belhasa owner of @Fame.Park ????? I’ve always wanted to be a mother! A post shared by Cuppy (@cuppymusic) on Nov 20, 2019 at 5:57am PST
Olakunle Churchill Gifts N1million To A New Baby Named After Him
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Olakunle Churchill Gifts N1million To A New Baby Named After Him

A renowned Nigerian Enterpreneur and Philanthropist, Dr. Olakunle Churchill has gifted N1million to a new born baby named after him as "Churchill Nwankwo". We reports that family of the new baby boy received Dr. Churchill at their home following his arrival to Nigeria from Europe. The mother, Mrs Esther Nwankwo and the baby's grand mother were excited to host him in their abode to Felicitate with them over the arrival of the new born who turns a month old tomorrow 4th November. Mrs Nwankwo whose husband was not around at the time of the visit, thanked Dr. Churchill for his benevolence to his godson as he has been a family friend to them. She said : " Sir, may the blessings that come with a new born be upon you, we appreciate this kind gesture and I know the innocence of this ba...
Sadiq Umar Named In Europa League Team Of The Week
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Sadiq Umar Named In Europa League Team Of The Week

Nigerian Striker, Sadiq Umar scored a brace for his Serbian side Partizan Belgrade which helped them to a 2-1 win over FC Astana. Sadiq who played for Nigeria at the 2016 Olympics is the only 'full fledged' African in the eleven selected by the statistical website. The languid striker had limited scoring opportunities but maximized those few chances he had to put away two chances. Below is the Team of The Week for Thursday's UEFA Europa League Match day 2 games.
Paul Pogba Named In The Premier League Team Of The Year (See Full List)
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Paul Pogba Named In The Premier League Team Of The Year (See Full List)

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been named in the PFA Team of the Year 2018-19 - the only player not from either Manchester City or Liverpool. City have six of the 11, voted for by fellow players - goalkeeper Ederson, centre-half Aymeric Laporte, midfielders Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho and forwards Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling. The remaining four are all Liverpool players - full-backs Andrew Robertson and Trent-Alexander Arnold, centre-half Virgil van Dijk and forward Sadio Mane. But there is no room for Liverpool's Mohamed Salah or Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who have both scored 19 league goals this season. Tottenham's Harry Kane and Chelsea's Eden Hazard, with 17 and 16 Premier League goals respectively, also miss out. The PFA Team of the Year...
Ighalo Named Chinese Super League Player Of The Week
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Ighalo Named Chinese Super League Player Of The Week

The 29-year-old completed four take-ons, a joint game-high, the same number as compatriot Sone Aluko and Fredy Guarín. Former Watford star Odion Ighalo has been selected in the Chinese Super League Team of the Week for game week four by Whoscored.com. The Nigeria international netted his first ever brace for Shanghai Shenhua as they registered a 5-1 rout of Sone Aluko’s Beijing Renhe at the Hongkou Stadium (Shanghai) on Sunday. In a 4-4-2 formation, Ighalo was partnered in attack by Shanghai Shenhua teammate Giovanni Moreno, who opened the scoring in the comprehensive win against Beijing Renhe. With a rating of 9.84, the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers top scorer was the best rated player in the Team of the Week and was named Player of the Week as a result. Ighalo had a...
Nigerian Lady, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Named “Commonwealth Young Person Of The Year”
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Nigerian Lady, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Named “Commonwealth Young Person Of The Year”

Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, has been named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year at the Commonwealth Secretariat Headquarters, the 13th of March. Osowobi who was raped during her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) by election touts during the 2011 elections for not compromising on her values and collecting a bribe has since 2011, become a voice and lent a helping hand to domestic and sexual abuse victims through her programme, Stand to End Rape Initiative (STER).
“I Named My Granddaughter Chimamanda” Spanish Fan Tells Chimamanda Adichie
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“I Named My Granddaughter Chimamanda” Spanish Fan Tells Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wore a huge smile on her face when a Spanish fan told her that she named her daughter Chimamanda, after the writer. The Half of a Yellow Sun author is in Cartagena, Colombia, where she was invited to deliver the inaugural Gabriel Garcia Marquez lecture at the Hay festival. Following the lecture, Ms Adichie met with fans and it was a very emotional one for her, with a big fan, who could speak neither English nor Igbo, letting her know that she named her granddaughter after her. Sharing a video of the encounter, Chimamanda wrote: ‘I named my granddaughter Chimamanda,’ she said.  Deeply moved by the warmth and love in Barrio Nelson Mandela. I have never wished so desperately that I spoke Spanish. Thank you, Cartagena. ~CNA Watch the ...
Mohamed Salah Named 2018 BBC African Player Of The Year (Photos)
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Mohamed Salah Named 2018 BBC African Player Of The Year (Photos)

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has won the 2018 BBC African Player Of The Year Award. The five nominees were: Medhi Benatia (Morocco), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Thomas Partey (Ghana) and Mohamed Salah (Egypt). Salah now joins an illustrious list of names like Nigeria's Nwankwo Kanu, Okocha and Ivory Coast legend Yaya Touré, as the only players to win the title twice. MySportDab report Salah won the award in 2017 and has become the first Egyptian to win the BBC African Player Of The Year Award back-to-back. The 26-year-old helped Liverpool reach the 2017-18 Champions League final last season, scoring 44 goals in all competitions. The Egypt superstar is also only the third player from the North African nation to win the title after Mohamed Aboutri...
Beyonce Named Most Powerful Woman in Music By Forbes
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Beyonce Named Most Powerful Woman in Music By Forbes

Beyonce has been named the world's most powerful woman in music by Forbes. The 2018 world's most powerful women list was released hours ago to celebrate women who are making strides and charting the course. For the most powerful women in entertainment, popular names such as Shonda Rhimes, Anna Wintour, Priyanka Chopra, Serena Williams, Taylor Swift, Oprah Winfrey and more made it to the list. The 2018 World's Most Powerful Women list celebrates the icons, innovators, and instigators who are using their voices to change power structures and create a lasting impact.
Comrade Buses: Named After Adams Oshiomhole In Edo (Photos)
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Comrade Buses: Named After Adams Oshiomhole In Edo (Photos)

These are Edo state government-owned mass transit luxury buses. This bus scheme is under the supervision and management of the Edo City Transport Service Limited (ECTS). This mass transit bus scheme is the initiative of the former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole. The buses were nicknamed the “Comrade bus” by the Oshionmhole administration. Ostensibly, they were named after the initiator, the “Comrade Governor” - Adams Oshionmhole. Governor Godwin Obaseki recently took delivery of 75 brand new “Comrade Buses”. It is part of an elaborate mass transit plan that includes the construction of ultra-modern Terminals, Cashless Payment by commuters, etc. The scheme is intended to improve service to the people, boost revenue, offer employment opportunities, etc. The ...
Kylian Mbappe Named Most Valuable Footballer In The World At £190m (Full List)
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Kylian Mbappe Named Most Valuable Footballer In The World At £190m (Full List)

France and Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe has been named as the most valuable footballer in the world after his rise to the top of world football. According to reports, the CIES Football Observatory crunched the numbers of a complex calculation that takes into account performance, age, marketability, and their current contract length, among other factors, to come up with the very specific values. After playing a crucial role in helping France to win the 2018 World Cup this summer, 19-year-old Mbappe came ahead of Tottenham star, Harry Kane in the rankings to top the list. The Paris Saint-Germain star is now valued at £189.3million with Kane, who won the World Cup Golden Boot with England at £172.5m. Third is Brazilian and PSG forward Neymar (£172.2m), who became the...
Popular Transgender Amiyah Scott Shares Dating Advice
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Popular Transgender Amiyah Scott Shares Dating Advice

Popular transgender Amiyah Scott, who was formerly named Arthur Scott, has shared some relationship tips with her followers on Twitter Amiyah Scott in her tweet emphasized on realising one’s worth and according to her, you need to love yourself first. And if any individual misbehaves around you, you just have to let them go. She believes it is okay to be in love, but being in love does not interpret to tolerating abuses and disrespect. She tweeted: Dating became much easier for me when I realized my worth. You gotta love YOU 1st! Yeah being in love is cool, but love is not tolerating disrespect or abuse. If somebody fucks up, let them go! There’s nothing wrong with starting over or being alone until you are appreciated.
Saraki Named DG, Atiku’s Presidential Campaign
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Saraki Named DG, Atiku’s Presidential Campaign

Senate President Bukola Saraki has been named the director-general of campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. The appointment, which had been subject of media speculation for days, was confirmed to THISDAY this morning by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, who said zonal coordinators had also been named after long hours of meetings by the PDP hierarchy. The coordinators according to him are, governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto, North-west), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe, North-east), Samuel Ortom (Benue, North-central), Nyesom Wike (Rivers, South-south) and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi, South-east). Former Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, would coordinate the South-west. Ologbondiyan said Akwa Ibom State Go...
FIFA Best Awards 2018: Thibaut Courtois Named Goalkeeper Of The Year While Didier Deschamps Wins Coach Of The Year
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FIFA Best Awards 2018: Thibaut Courtois Named Goalkeeper Of The Year While Didier Deschamps Wins Coach Of The Year

Real Madrid and Belgian goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois has been named Goalkeeper of the Year while Didier Deschamps won Coach of the Year for guiding France to World Cup.   Courtois was awarded for his performances with Belgium at this summer's World Cup. He also won the Golden Glove in Russia after helping Belgium beat England for the third place gong.   The 26-year-old, who beat Kasper Schmeichel and Hugo Lloris to claim the award, said:  'I'm really proud and happy to have won this trophy. I want to thank my team-mates at Chelsea, Real Madrid, Belgium and also my managers. 'I also want to thank my family, who are there for the good times, the bad times and always give me advice.'   Deschamps, who was nominated alongside former Real Madrid manager Zi...
Ay Makun Has A Street Named In His Honour And He Is Overwhelmed
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Ay Makun Has A Street Named In His Honour And He Is Overwhelmed

Ace comedian, filmmaker and actor, AY Makun just had a street named after him. The street is on an estate he once lived in. The excited entertainer took to his social media page to share the good news. He wrote; ”i have seen streets in our cities been named after many famous people from politics, to sports, and to other people who served or contributed to the social cultural development of our country in one way or the other. But i never knew that a day would come where i would be ‘famous’ enough to have a street named in my honour. As i say a big thank you to the management of Haven Homes, i just want to use this same opportunity to charge lovers and followers of the AY brand up a little. My prayer is for everyone of you to be remembered and celebrated for something. Get off tha...
Kylie Jenner Named on Forbes’ Illustrious 30 Under 30 List
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Kylie Jenner Named on Forbes’ Illustrious 30 Under 30 List

19-year-old Reality TV star, Kylie Jenner has been named on Forbes' illustrious 30 under 30 list. She's the youngest person and only teenager to be named in the Retail and Ecommerce category for 2017. She secured her a spot on the list because she's the founder of Kylie Cosmetics. According to Forbes: "The reality TV star's Kylie Cosmetics line has gone from strength to strength, with each incarnation of her $29 Lip Kits selling out upon release. Sources close to the teenager suggest the glosses did 7 figures in revenues in 2016 alone. Jenner also puts her name to an apparel line, alongside model sister Kendall. Per Forbes' estimates, she's the second-highest annual earner overall in her family, after half-sister Kim Kardashian.' The annual Forbes list consists of 600 entries, of 30 ...