Friday, December 4

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Assombalonga Hails Hardworking Mikel Obi at M’boro
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Assombalonga Hails Hardworking Mikel Obi at M’boro

Middlesbrough attacker Britt Assombalonga has praised by teammate John Obi Mikel by describing him as an ‘uncle’  with awesome and incredible qualities. The 31-year-old has established his presence in Tony Pulis’ team with imperious performances in the midfield since his arrival as a free agent in January. His displays earned him a special song from the fans and Assombalonga, Boro’s leading top scorer with 10 goals this season, has lauded the Super Eagles midfielder for his exemplary role. “Uncle – I call him Uncle – is a real rock in midfield,” Assombalonga told Teesside Live. “You can just see the pure quality he brings to the pitch in midfield in every game. “When you have that quality and experience on the pitch you always have an extra edge and an advantage. “He le...
Passionate Klopp gets straight to the point, Liverpool’s Van Dijk says
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Passionate Klopp gets straight to the point, Liverpool’s Van Dijk says

English Premier League (EPL) leaders Liverpool are chasing their first league title since 1990 and Van Dijk said Klopp could be brutally honest when assessing their performances. “He’s (Klopp) very passionate, he’ll tell you the truth at all times,” Van Dijk said on The Premier League Show. “He won’t go beating about the bush. That’s something I personally like a lot and most of our players like it as well. “We have plenty of meetings throughout the whole season where he is definitely not happy about some things. “That’s a good sign, even when we’ve only lost one (league) game all season there have been some moments where we can do much better.” Liverpool have the best defensive record in the league, having conceded 18 goals in 31 games, but Manchester City can leapfrog thei...
Pogba Calls for Respect for Raheem Sterling
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Pogba Calls for Respect for Raheem Sterling

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba believes Raheem Sterling does not get the respect he deserves for his performances for Manchester City. Sterling has already scored 21 goals in all competitions this season as Pep Guardiola’s side look set to compete for a quadruple. The winger has fired 15 goals and provided nine assists in the Premier League to lead that haul, with Sterling having emerged as one of the league’s most dynamic attackers. But Pogba feels Sterling does not get the credit he is due, and the Manchester United midfielder was quick to say that the winger should be counted among the very best. “I think Raheem Sterling, with all the stats from last year and everything he’s done – nobody talks about it like we should,” Pogba told Sky Sports . “He has ridicu...
Egypt’s Top Goalkeeper Withdraws from Friendly with Nigeria
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Egypt’s Top Goalkeeper Withdraws from Friendly with Nigeria

After the withdrawal of Mohamed Salah from the Pharaohs squad to take on the Super Eagles in an international friendly in Asaba next week Tuesday, Entag El-Harby’s goalkeeper, Amer Amer has also withdrawn from the game due to injury. Amer was a late call up by coach Javier Aguire to the Pharaohs who have qualified for the AFCON 2019 they are hosting in June. The clash with the Super Eagles is more of a warm up game after weekend’s dead-rubber AFCON qualifier away trip to Niger. The 32 year-old goalkeeper suffered the knock during a training session at the Borg El-Arab Stadium yesterday with 18 players in attendance. The inform goalkeeper was in line to make his international debut after his exceptional performances for Entag El-Harby this season, which saw him start every game...
Pogba, Two Others Blamed For Man United’s 2-0 Defeat to Arsenal
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Pogba, Two Others Blamed For Man United’s 2-0 Defeat to Arsenal

Liverpool legend, Graeme Souness, has blamed Manchester United midfielders, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Fred following the Red Devils’ 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. Goals from Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Unai Emery’s men all three points against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. Souness blamed Pogba, Matic and Fred for their lackluster performances against the Gunners. Speaking on Sky Sports, Souness said: “United huffed and puffed for a lot of that game. It wasn’t the United we have seen in recent weeks. “I think the largest reason, the biggest reason why they didn’t start well was their midfield. “I think their midfield were way off the pace: [Nemanja] Matic, Fred, and Pogba. You would have enjoy...
Two Nigerian Volleyball Coaches for High Performance Seminar
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Two Nigerian Volleyball Coaches for High Performance Seminar

As parts of its plans to make Nigeria proud at the forthcoming World U-19 Junior Volleyball Championship in Tunisia, the Nigeria Volleyball Federation is sending two national coaches on a High Performance Seminar. The coaches, Sani Musa Mohammed and Adeniyi Adekalu were chosen by the federation owing to their performances in qualifying for the World Championship coming tops at the Africa U-19 Volleyball Youth Games in Algiers in 2018. Coaches Sanni and Adekalu will be joining their counterparts from the qualified countries at the 5th Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB) High Performance Seminar in Nairobi, Kenya with a view to learning latest techniques and skills in the game. The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Musa Nimrod while congratulating the duo emphasi...
MTN and MUSON Cap off A Fine Year in Arts with Donors Concert
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MTN and MUSON Cap off A Fine Year in Arts with Donors Concert

MTN Foundation and the Music Society of Nigeria (MUSON) hosted the society’s donors to an appreciation concert in recognition of their continued support in the year. The star-studded event, which held on December 10th, 2018 at the Agip Recital Hall of the MUSON Centre in Onikan, Lagos, saw MUSON board members, prominent donors, friends of the Society and MTN Foundation officials reflect on a successful year in the country’s cultural and creative space, and pledge their support for its continued renaissance. It was a night filled with serenading performances from students of the School of Music. Speaking at the event, the MTN Foundation’s Director, Dennis Okoro said, “We commend our scholars for the beautiful performance tonight. We are proud of the MUSON School of Music and have ...
GOtv to Broadcast Madrid Derby Live
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GOtv to Broadcast Madrid Derby Live

The 164th Madrid derby between fierce city rivals, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, taking place at the Wanda Metropolitano today will be broadcast live on GOtv. The La Liga encounter, which will be broadcast on SuperSport Select 4 (channel 34) at 4:15 pm, is exclusive to GOtv MAX subscribers. The two giants are meeting for the second time this season. The first encounter at Real’s Santiago Bernabéu in September ended goalless. Two points separate the teams, with Atletico occupying the second position on the LaLiga standings with 44 points, while Real are third with 42 points. Real could, however, leapfrog their neighbors should they win and put themselves five points behind leaders, Barcelona. Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has hit form right in time for the Los Blancos, ...
Maroon 5 donate entire $500,000 Super Bowl fee to children’s charity
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Maroon 5 donate entire $500,000 Super Bowl fee to children’s charity

Music band Maroon 5 has donated the entire $500,000 Super Bowl fee to children’s charity. If you’ve ever watched the Super Bowl you’ll have noticed one thing, it’s about way more than football – trailers dropping, celebrities, of course, the iconic half-time show and charity all come into play when the big day rolls around. This year Maroon 5 recreated one of the most memorable half-time performances of all time, the Spongebob Squarepants ‘Sweet Victory’ song from the Nickelodeon series – and if that wasn’t surprising enough, they had one more surprise in store. November 10, 2018 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S – Grammy Award winners, MAROON 5, performing at the Philly Fights Cancer Round 4 fundraising event The mission of Philly Fights Cancer is to bring attention, awareness ...
Bolton Makes Surprise Move for Efe Ambrose
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Bolton Makes Surprise Move for Efe Ambrose

                                         Efe-Ambrose Bolton Wanderers have made a move for ex-Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose. The 30-year-old is available on a free transfer after exercising a clause in his contract though he has been offered new terms at Hibs. The Scottish club recognised Ambrose was a key performer for them and want to keep him at the club after the departure of manager Neil Lennon by mutual consent. Ambrose has vast experience from his time with Celtic, for whom he played between 2012 and 2017. This season Ambrose has produced some excellent performances, which has prompted much interest from other clubs. Bolton are hopeful of reaching agreement but Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan Athletic have all made late enquiries. The 6ft 3in...
Solskjaer’s Manchester United are Playing with Freedom – Dyche
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Solskjaer’s Manchester United are Playing with Freedom – Dyche

Sean Dyche has credited Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with lifting the mood at Old Trafford and allowing Manchester United to play with freedom. United were enduring a turbulent campaign under Jose Mourinho, who was sacked in December. The Red Devils have subsequently won eight consecutive games in all competitions since Solskjaer arrived on an interim basis. Burnley are United's next opponents and Clarets boss Dyche is wary of facing a rejuvenated outfit on Tuesday, having been impressed by Solskjaer's impact. "From the outside looking in, it seems like he has just tried to loosen a little bit and put more freedom on it," Dyche told a news conference ahead of the trip to Old Trafford. "A bit more energy seems to have come back to the players. I think that's a skill in i...
AUSTRALIAN OPEN Djokovic Beats Nadal to Win Record Seventh Title
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AUSTRALIAN OPEN Djokovic Beats Nadal to Win Record Seventh Title

Novak-Djokovic Novak Djokovic won a record seventh Australian Open title and a third successive Grand Slam yesterday as he swept aside Rafael Nadal in Melbourne. The Serb, rarely troubled on his serve, won 6-3 6-2 6-3 for his biggest victory in a major final over his great rival. Spanish second seed Nadal, 32, looked rattled by the world number one’s intensity and made 28 unforced errors. Djokovic, 31, won in two hours and four minutes to move clear of six-time men’s winners Roy Emerson and Roger Federer. A forehand winner down the line brought up two championship points, Djokovic taking the second when Nadal clubbed a backhand long. Djokovic, who was the top seed, fell to his knees after sealing another triumph on Rod Laver Arena, smacking the court with both hands and...
Samuel Kalu – Contending with Ligue 1 Big Boys
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Samuel Kalu – Contending with Ligue 1 Big Boys

After an impressive performance during his time at Gent of Belgium, French side, Bordeaux turned their direction to Samuel Kalu as a replacement for their Brazilian winger, Malcom, who left for Spanish giants, Barcelona at the beginning of the season. The Nigerian prodigy has so far not disappointed the egg heads of his club Super Eagles and Bordeaux forward Samuel Kalu was listed in the French Ligue 1 Team of the Week, joining Paris Saint-Germain superstars that include the world most expensive footballer, Neymah, Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani. Kalu was included in the French Ligue 1 Team of the Week following his impressive performance for Bordeaux in their 1-0 win against Dijon on Sunday. The 21-year-old set up Cornelius Andreas in the 77th minute to score the winner and give ...
Confidence Key For Arsenal To Make Champions League, Says Emery
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Confidence Key For Arsenal To Make Champions League, Says Emery

Paris Saint-Germain’s Spanish headcoach Unai Emery looks on before the French L1 football match between Caen (SMC) and Paris (PSG) on May 19, 2018, at the Michel d’Ornano stadium, in Caen, northwestern France. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP Unai Emery says his players are in dire need of a win to regain their confidence and reboot their challenge for a Champions League spot for next season. The Gunners’ bid to return to the Champions League after a two-year hiatus has hit the rocks of late — Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by West Ham left them six points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea. Emery, who once again omitted 2014 World Cup winner Mesut Ozil from the squad despite his recovery from a knee injury, admitted confidence was low although they could go a long ...
COMPUTER VILLAGE CARNIVAL 2018: TECNO MOBILE AND OLU MAINTAIN SHUT IT DOWN WITH AN EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER
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COMPUTER VILLAGE CARNIVAL 2018: TECNO MOBILE AND OLU MAINTAIN SHUT IT DOWN WITH AN EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER

The annual computer village carnival was successfully held in the week preceding  Christmas and bustled with an incredible turn out of fun seekers who engaged in the various activities lined up for the week. Africa’s biggest smartphone brand; TECNO MOBILE were on ground to engage in the fun activities and play their roles as sponsors of the grand carnival. If you were out and about the bustling Computer Village located in Ikeja on Tuesday the 18th and Wednesday the 19th of December, then you must have witnessed the brand’s entertaining parades, energetic display of performers, and the various colorful banners that adorned the streets of the Tech hub. The carnival which was nothing short of vibrant and colorful was hard to miss, as people lined the streets of Ikeja with their beaut...
Chukwueze Attracts Premiership Interest
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Chukwueze Attracts Premiership Interest

Samuel Chukwueze Nigerian international Samuel Chukwueze is attracting interests from the English Premier League. According to the Leicester Mercury, both Arsenal and Leicester City are keen on landing the Villarreal attacker in the January transfer window. Atletico Madrid has also expressed interest in the winger. Chukwueze has scored four goals in 13 matches across all competitions for the Spanish club this season, after breaking into the first team following an impressive string of performances in the Segunda division. The 19-year-old won the 2015 Under-17 World Cup with Nigeria, earning a move to the Spanish LaLiga club from Nigeria’s Diamond Academy in the aftermath. Chukwueze made his debut for the Super Eagles in a friendly match against Uganda last month. Both Ars...
Unai Emery Reveals why he Turned Down Mo Salah at PSG
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Unai Emery Reveals why he Turned Down Mo Salah at PSG

Arsenal coach, Unai Emery has revealed why he turned down Mo Salah while he was in PSG, also saying the Egyptian is now among the world’s best. Unai Emery turned down the chance to sign Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah while at Paris Saint-Germain due to having concerns over him. The decision came while Salah was plying his trade at Roma, where he spent 12 months on loan and a further year on a permanent deal. Salah went on to join Liverpool for a then club-record £36 million (€46m), which could rise by £7m due to a series of add-ons, and netted 44 times in his maiden campaign at Anfield. READ ALSO! Neymar's €160m Paris Saint-Germain release clause revealed That form has continued into the 2018-19 campaign, with the 26-year-old having found the net 15 tim...
Style by Zenith Fair Beginning Today: 2Baba, Timaya, Burna Boy & more To Take the Stage
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Style by Zenith Fair Beginning Today: 2Baba, Timaya, Burna Boy & more To Take the Stage

Style by Zenith Fair is set to begin today and music stars, 2Baba, Timaya, Burna Boy Bobby V, Wande Coal, Simi, Adekunle Gold and more are set to take the stage. This December, from the today 29th to Sunday, December 30, Lagos city will be shut down with the electrifying, crowd-moving and back-to-back hit artistes who would hit the stage to thrill fans at the “Style by Zenith” fair taking place at the Open Ground by Four Points Hotel, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos with special appearance by Bobby Valentino. Stunning songstress, Simi, will be performing on stage in addition to Mayorkun the “Eleko” crooner, Kizz Daniel who gave us the recent hits “One Ticket” and finishing up Day 1 line-up is the self-acclaimed King of Urban-Highlife music- Adekunle Gold who is set to add to the amazin...
Kenneth Omeruo: Leganes New Hero?
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Kenneth Omeruo: Leganes New Hero?

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations may still be six months away but Nigerian national team Manager, Gernot Rohr is already hoping that some of the Super Eagles players would maintain their scintillating performances till the summer when the AFCON kicks off. Leganes of Spain defender, Kenneth Omeruo is one of such players the German-born tactician is hoping he keeps his form. Last weekend the Chelsea loanee put up a man of the match performance in his club’s 1-1 draw against La Liga title contender, Sevilla, which is still enjoying a wave review in Spain Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo has continued to impress on loan at Spanish side Leganes from Chelsea. The Nigerian played in the 1-1 draw with Sevilla last weekend and was given the man of the match award rating in Spanish pape...
Bukayo Saka: Nigeria’s Newest Arsenal Prodigy
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Bukayo Saka: Nigeria’s Newest Arsenal Prodigy

Since Nwankwo Kanu’s debut for Arsenal in the ‘90s after moving from Inter Milan, Nigeria players have been trying to hold their own with the North London side. Alex Iwobi is presently commanding a regular shirt at the Emirate and only last week, another Nigerian, Bukayo Saka, had a feel of first team play with the Gunners Last Thursday, 17-year-old Bukayo Saka got his maiden foray with the senior squad, stepping off the bench against Vorskla in the Europa League. The speedy winger has turned heads with consistent performances for the U-23s this season and won a penalty in the recent Checkatrade Trophy match against Forest Green Rovers after beating more than four defenders with a skillful run. “Today Saka also played with a good performance, with a very big personality and we...
Boxing Meets Music as GOtv Boxing Night 17 Holds Friday
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Boxing Meets Music as GOtv Boxing Night 17 Holds Friday

The much anticipated 17th edition of GOtv Boxing Night (GOtv Boxing Night 17) holds today at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos. The event, a confluence of boxing and music, will feature eight bouts and live musical performances by Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Teni Da Entertainer and Daddy Showkey. The headline bout is the World Boxing Federation (Intercontinental) super featherweight title between Nigeria’s Seun “The Machine” Wahab and Issa “Peche Boy” Nampeche of Tanzania. In the other international duel, Ghana’s Victor Kemavor will confront US-based Nigerian, Femi “The Eagle” Oyeleye. The domestic scene is represented by top stars like Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, Nurudeen “Prince” Fatai and Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola among others. T...
Solskjaer expecting Manchester United legends to criticize him
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Solskjaer expecting Manchester United legends to criticize him

Manchester United’s interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted he will not be immune to criticism from former players. Solskjaer won his first game 5-1 against Cardiff in style, but he is not expecting a smooth ride. His predecessors have frequently been unhappy with former players who are now pundits such as Gary Neville, who have picked apart United’s performances and offered varying opinions on their play. “Don’t worry, Gary will be really hard on me. “I sat next to him in the dressing room for 11 years. You know Gary. “He’s paid now to give his opinion and of course he should do. I’m no different to anyone else. I’m no different to any other manager when you lead that team out on to the pitch. “It comes with a responsibility but my job is to get the players...
GOtv Boxing Night 17 Kemavor Spits Fire, Vows to Demolish Oyeleye
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GOtv Boxing Night 17 Kemavor Spits Fire, Vows to Demolish Oyeleye

Crack Ghanaian boxer, Victus Kemavor, has boasted that he will demolish US-based Nigerian, Oluwafemi “The Eagle” Oyeleye, when they clash in an international middleweight challenge bout at GOtv Boxing Night 17 on December 28. The bout is one of the two international contests scheduled for the event, which holds at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos. Kemavor is a replacement for Oyeleye’s initial opponent, Meshack Mwankemwa, who pulled out due to an undisclosed injury. The Ghanaian, in a telephone interview, declared that he is in top shape and ready to demolish his Nigerian opponent right on his home turf. “I am more than ready to leave my comfort zone to further prove that Ghanian boxers are better than Nigerians,” boasted Kemavor. GOtv Boxing Night 17 will feature seven other...
Organisers Promise Adequate Security, Smooth Traffic Flow
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Organisers Promise Adequate Security, Smooth Traffic Flow

GOTV BOXING NIGHT 17 Flykite Productions organisers of GOtv Boxing Night, have assured fans attending the 17th edition of the event (GOtv Boxing Night 17) of adequate security and smooth traffic flow in and around Tafawa Balewa Square, the event venue. The event, which holds on 28 December will feature musical performances by Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Teni da Entertainer, Daddy Showkey, TJ Classic and OJ Flamez along with eight boxing bouts. The assurance of adequate security and effective traffic management was given by Jenkins Alumona, Managing Director, Flykite Promotions. According to him, necessary arrangements have been concluded to ensure the safety of fans and easy movement of vehicular traffic. “The safety of fans at the venue is of utmost importance to us. We also ha...
Winners Emerge in Maiden Lagos All Sail Boat Race
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Winners Emerge in Maiden Lagos All Sail Boat Race

The maiden Lagos All Sail Boat Race has produced its first set of winners. In what will go down as one of the country’s most keenly contested water racing championships in recent times, contestants coloured Lagos Lagoon with exciting  and never-to- beforgotten performances in three categories of rowing, jeskying and boat racing. The event kicked off at the BICS Jetty venue of the Championship in Lekki, Lagos on Friday with a horde of  skilled rowers from the 36 states of the federation including the FCT, Abuja  taking to the waters to compete. In the end, the duo of Benjamin Kunumen and John Fasim from Bauchi State emerged the winners, posting a time of 9.56seconds  to clinch the Harbour award for contestants in the traditional rowing on canoe category. But by far the most prestigio...
Manchester Ready To Sell Pogba In January
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Manchester Ready To Sell Pogba In January

Manchester United are ready to sell star midfielder Paul Pogba in the January transfer window, this is according to multiple reports. United signed Pogba for a then world-record £89m fee from Juventus in the summer of 2016 after his stunning performances in the Serie A. But since his return to Old Trafford, Pogba has not had a good relationship with Coach Jose Mourinho and the Portuguese manager is reportedly out of patience. Pogba had missed out in United’s Starting XI at the start of the month but featured in the 2-1 loss at Valencia in the Champions League. According to The Mirror, United are ready to wave Pogba goodbye and sell the player for the second time. United’s willingness to sell Pogba despite his commercial importance is mot...
GOtv Boxing Night 17: ‘Fijabi ’ll Taste First Defeat’
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GOtv Boxing Night 17: ‘Fijabi ’ll Taste First Defeat’

Fast rising light welterweight boxer, Yusuf Muftau, has declared that he will be the first opponent to defeat former West African Boxing Union title champion, Olaide Fijabi. Both boxers are scheduled to clash at GOtv Boxing Night 17, holding on December 28, at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos. In an interview after a training session yesterday, Murphy said he is undaunted by his more celebrated opponent’s unbeaten record. He explained that the fact that Fijabi is yet to taste defeat as a professional boxer is a motivation for him. “I am very motivated to become the first boxer to defeat Fijabi. It will be a great thing to do. I have watched him fight many opponents, who clearly did not know what to do to defeat him. This time, there is no chance of him escaping defeat,” boasted...
Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Others to Perform at GOtv Boxing Night 17
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Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Others to Perform at GOtv Boxing Night 17

The 17th edition of GOtv Boxing Night (GOtv Boxing Night 17) will feature musical performances by four big acts, the organisers have revealed. The artistes scheduled to perform at the event, which holds on 28 December at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, are Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Teni Da Entertainer and Daddy Showkey. According to Jenkins Alumona, the Managing Director of Flykite Promotions, organisers of the event, the top acts have been signed on to provide additional entertainment at the show, which will host the World Boxing Federation Intercontinental super featherweight title bout between Nigeria’s Seun “The Machine” Wahab and Tanzania’s Issa “Peche Boy” Nampepeche in addition to seven other bouts. Alumona explained that the show, tagged “Boxing Jams Music”, was conceived...
Arsenal Beat Tottenham 4-2 In Premier League Derby
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Arsenal Beat Tottenham 4-2 In Premier League Derby

Arsenal’s French striker Alexandre Lacazette (C) celebrates after scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 2, 2018. Adrian DENNIS / AFP Arsenal won an explosive north London derby as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brace and Alexandre Lacazette’s crucial strike inspired a pulsating 4-2 win over bitter rivals Tottenham on Sunday. Unai Emery’s side extended their unbeaten run to 19 matches in all competitions after fighting back from 2-1 down in arguably the Premier League’s game of the season so far. Aubameyang’s penalty had put Arsenal ahead before Eric Dier’s header and a Harry Kane spot-kick gave Tottenham the lead at half-time at the Emirates Stadium. Dier’s...
SWAN Decries Non-release of Funds to Nasarawa Sports Festival Contingent
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SWAN Decries Non-release of Funds to Nasarawa Sports Festival Contingent

  The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in Nasarawa State has decried the non release of funds by the state government for the 19th National Sports Festival, Abuja 2018. SWAN said it was particularly worried over poor preparations and non camping of athletes to the festival a week to the commencement of the festival. A statement signed by the Nasarawa chairman of SWAN, Cheke Emmanuel, and made available to sportswriters yesterday in Lafia, expressed fear that the National Sports Festival would not go the way of the 2018 National Youth Games in Ilorin, where the state was fined N5.5m for not participating in the tournament. The statement called on the state government, to as matter of urgency, release funds to the state ministry of Sports ...
LPDC Disbarrs Seven Lawyers, Suspends 12
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LPDC Disbarrs Seven Lawyers, Suspends 12

The Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) on Tuesday disclosed that it has between January and November this year disbarred seven legal practitioners and suspended 12 others over various acts of professional misconduct. Life Bencher and Chairman, Body of Benchers, Alhaji Bashir Dalhatu, who made the disclosure, warned that professionalism is the hallmark and life of the legal profession, hence lawyers must at all times maintain the highest level in the discharge of their duties. Dalhatu, who was speaking at the Call to Bar ceremony of the August/September graduands of the Nigerian Law School, warned the new lawyers to always be guided by professionalism and ethics of the profession so as not to suffer similar fate. “The Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (L...
Mourinho Tells Players: ‘Stay Home’ If You Can’t Handle Old Trafford Pressure
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Mourinho Tells Players: ‘Stay Home’ If You Can’t Handle Old Trafford Pressure

Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United’s underachieving players to “stay at home” if they cannot handle the pressure to perform at Old Trafford as they seek to reach the Champions League last 16. Mourinho Young Boys are the visitors on Tuesday as the Red Devils look to qualify for the knockout phase with a game to spare — a feat they will achieve should they win and Valencia fail to beat Juventus. Progress would be a welcome shot in the arm after Saturday’s tepid goalless draw with struggling Crystal Palace, which left them 14 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and with a mere three wins from nine home matches in all competitions However, Mourinho rejected suggestions that his players find it easier to play away and laughed off a suggestion that playing ...
Step up Your Roles in Preventing Crime, Buhari Tells Police
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Step up Your Roles in Preventing Crime, Buhari Tells Police

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the police to step up their roles in the prevention of crime, so as not to involve the military in the maintenance of law and order in the country. The president also gave Nigerians the assurance that his administration will continue to give priority attention to the welfare and operational needs of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) so as to restore its lost primacy in the internal security framework of the country. President Buhari, who made the commitment during a chat with members of the Nigeria Police Service Commission (PSC) and the leadership of the NPF, who paid him a thank-you visit at the State House, Abuja, Monday, regretted that the inability of the police in their constitutional role as the frontline force in the prevention of crime, ...
Jose Mourinho Tells Manchester United To Sign Declan Rice
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Jose Mourinho Tells Manchester United To Sign Declan Rice

Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho has set his sights on signing West Ham youngster Declan Rice, as he looks to beat Chelsea to his signature. According Daily Star,the 19-year-old has become a first-team regular under Manuel Pellegrini, lining up in a central midfield. Mourinho has been hugely impressed by Rice’s performances, and wants more cover and competition in midfield. United’s summer signing Fred has been a disappointment, while Nemanja Matic is struggling for form. United would face significant competition from Chelsea for his signature with the Blues keen to re-sign a player they released at the age of 14. The west Londoners would be prepared to offer Rice a deal worth £40,000-a-week as Maurizio Sarri looks to strengthen his engine room. ...
Simi And Wande Coal Thrill London Fans In Sold-out Concerts
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Simi And Wande Coal Thrill London Fans In Sold-out Concerts

Nigerian singers, Simi and Wande Coal are currently the subject for discussion on most social media platforms as the duo pulled off electrifying performances at their individual sold out concerts in London over the weekend. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that while Wande Coal held his concert at the over 2, 000 capacity Indigo at the O2 Arena, Simi took to the 800 capacity O2 Academy on Sunday night. Simi, Wande Coal thrill London fans in sold-out concert The show was Simi’s first London show and she performed some of her hit songs sharing the stage with Falz, The Bahd Guy, Adekunle Gold. Meanwhile, Wande Coal, whose show was co-hosted by Basketmouth, took the guests on a musical journey with a live band and surprise performances from Burna Boy and Naira Marley. Ho...
Rohr Happy For Omeruo
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Rohr Happy For Omeruo

“I am really impressed with his performances,” Rohr started, adding, “playing against a team like Athletico Madrid and he was able stay defensively focused and consistent shows his great quality as a defender.” An obviously excited Rohr observed that Omeruo’s performance was a good development for the Eagles and also for his Spanish team as well. “We hope he continues in that manner and for me that gives a stiff competition in the first line of the Super Eagles.” Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has expressed his delight over Kenneth Omeruo’s recent form in the Spanish League.
Tottenham Join Battle For Watford Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure
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Tottenham Join Battle For Watford Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure

Tottenham are eyeing Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure. The Mirror says Tottenham are keen on Watford's £35m-rated enforcer Doucoure with doubts over the future of Victor Wanyama. The 25-year-old Frenchman has attracted a string of admirers for his performances in the heart of the Hornets' midfield. Liverpool, PSG and Arsenal are also monitoring his progress but Spurs could move for him in January. Wanyama, 27, moved to North London from Southampton for just £9million two years ago.
Bournemouth Striker Callum Wilson Targets England Call Against Man Utd
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Bournemouth Striker Callum Wilson Targets England Call Against Man Utd

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson aims to strengthen his England credentials this weekend against Manchester United. Wilson is keen to put himself in the frame for a first senior England call ahead of fixtures against the United States and Croatia later this month. He told the Daily Echo: “Every striker wants to keep adding goals to their game and to hit 50 goals for Bournemouth would be nice. “It will have been a long time coming. I should have hit it a lot sooner but I will take hitting it this week or the week after. “I'm going to focus on Bournemouth and if an England call comes, then it does, and if it doesn't then I will keep working hard like I have been. “We've had a few international breaks and I haven't made the cut. “That's given me more drive and determination...
Ebuka slays on premiere of Kemi Adetiba’s new movie
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Ebuka slays on premiere of Kemi Adetiba’s new movie

Nigerian media personality, Ebuka, is back on headlines over his outfit to the premiere of Kemi Adetiba’s new movie ‘King of Boys’. Here are red carpet photos of Ebuka; The movie follows the story of Alhaja Eniola Salami, (played by Sola Sobowale) a businesswoman and philanthropist with a checkered past and a promising political future. She is a pillar in the society loved by many, feared by most, and truly known by a select few. As her political ambitions see her outgrowing the underworld connections responsible for her considerable wealth, she is drawn into a power struggle that threatens everything she holds dear. The movie which tackles societal tropes such as political conflict, sibling rivalry, and corruption, is set to feature stand out performances from rap duo, Reminisc...
Arsenal Need To Stay With The Best Teams, Says Emery
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Arsenal Need To Stay With The Best Teams, Says Emery

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has called for calm and insisted the Gunners still have plenty to improve on despite a nine-game winning run in all competitions. Emery Six of those wins have come in the Premier League as Arsenal have closed to within two points of top spot in the Premier League. But other than a 5-1 thrashing of Fulham in their last outing before the international break, Arsenal have often got more than they deserved from their performances over the past two months. “I think the difficulty now is to not relax,” said Emery ahead of Monday’s visit of Leicester to the Emirates. “After winning six games in the Premier League, we need to continue to be demanding in each match and think about the next match as the most important. “If we are remembering the last match at ...
Manchester United Won’t Win Premier League With Romelu Lukaku, Says Paul Scholes
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Manchester United Won’t Win Premier League With Romelu Lukaku, Says Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes has cast doubt over Manchester United’s title credentials with Romelu Lukaku leading the line. The Manchester United legend believes the Belgium international lacks the link-up play to thrive at Old Trafford and questioned his workrate. Lukaku has scored 20 Premier League goals in 40 starts since his arrival at the club, including four goals this season, but Scholes is not convinced he is good enough at the moment to spearhead the United attack singlehandedly. ‘I’m just not sure you are ever going to win the league with a goal scorer like him,’ he told ESPN. Scholes criticised Lukaku (Picture: VCG) ‘I don’t think his play outside of the box is good enough. I’m not sure if he works hard enough but he’s still a young man who has done well and scored a lot of goals....
Paul Scholes slams Manchester United over motives behind Alexis Sanchez transfer
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Paul Scholes slams Manchester United over motives behind Alexis Sanchez transfer

Paul Scholes has hit out at Manchester United over the motives behind the transfer of Alexis Sanchez, insisting he was not a player that was ‘needed’ by the club. The Chile international has struggled since arriving at Old Trafford from Arsenal, and has come in for some heavy criticism for his performances. But Scholes believes he simply does not fit into the mould of a Manchester United player, who they will now be unable to shift because of his astronomical wages. And he is convinced United only signed him to spite Manchester City. ‘I know he has qualities and has been a good player but I never saw him as a United player,’ he told ESPN. Scholes took a swipe at the club (Picture: VCG) ‘I saw him as a bit selfish, someone who played for himself sometimes. I didn’t think he wa...
Super Eagles Defender, Efe Ambrose Achieves Greatness Abroad
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Super Eagles Defender, Efe Ambrose Achieves Greatness Abroad

The Nigeria international has been recognised as the best player for the month in review following his fine defensive displays for the Hibs.   Efe Ambrose Efe Ambrose has been named Hibernian Player of the Month for September after his laudable performances for the club. The 29-year-old played all of Hibernian’s games last month where they managed three wins and two losses in five matches across all competitions. Neil Lennon’s side are yet to concede a goal in their last four games with Ambrose playing a key role in the defence that earned them successive clean sheet against Dundee, Aberdeen, St Mirren and Hamilton. The Super Eagles defender amassed 58%of the total votes to beat teammates Adam Bogdan, Mark Milligan and Martin Boyle to the monthly accolade. Hibernian ...
Fasasi… Anticipating A Date With Da Emperor In Lagos
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Fasasi… Anticipating A Date With Da Emperor In Lagos

As part of activities to mark his birthday, indigenous rapper and entertainer, Mobolaji Fasasi, popularly known as Da Emperor, will be hosting a special concert in Lagos tagged, A Date with Da Emperor. Billed for October 6, at the Royal Lounge, Aguda, Ogba, Lagos, the gig will also feature performances by artistes, who worked with Da Emperor in the past. Meanwhile, part of proceeds from the event, which will also feature the formal unveiling of his outfit, Etiemelo Empire Entertainment, will be used to touch lives of less privileged children in Nigeria. “Sometimes, I feel artistes are not always celebrated when they are alive; artistes get buzz when they are dead. So, I’m like, ‘why wait till an artiste that makes good music dies before showing him/her some love? To this effect, ...
World Cup Finalists Set For New Laliga Season
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World Cup Finalists Set For New Laliga Season

11 LaLiga players from four different teams were involved in France’s 4-2 win over Croatia, more than any other league. Now they’re set to return with their confidence sky high ahead of the new season. Atletico Madrid players celebrate the goal against Real Betis in a Laliga fixture The 2018 World Cup final was unlike almost any other. There were six goals for the first time since 1966 and while champions France logically raced to Paris with the trophy in tow, Croatia were just as warmly welcomed back in Zagreb, having massively exceeded expectations. In total, there were 11 LaLiga players celebrating their summer achievements the following morning, and LaLiga should relish the prospect of these players carrying their positive momentum into the 2018/19 domestic season. Lucas H...
Nigerians Happy With My Performances For Super Eagles – Aluko
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Nigerians Happy With My Performances For Super Eagles – Aluko

Fulham FC striker Sone Aluko believes that he has done well for Nigeria’s Super Eagles since he started playing for the West African giants in 2009. The frontman has urged Dominic Solanke, Fikayo Tomori, Sheyi Ojo, Ovie Ejaria, Josh Onomah and Ademola Lookman to switch their international allegiance from England to Nigeria. The six players, who are of Nigerian descent, recently helped England Under-20 clinch the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup with Solanke winning the competition’s Player of the Tournament accolade. Aluko, who played for the England U19 side before switching his allegiance to the Super Eagles, stated that the onus is on the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF). “The onus is on Nigeria and not the players. Nigeria have to make it attractive for these players to leave the ...
Olarenwaju Kayode Voted Austrian Bundesliga Player Of The Year
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Olarenwaju Kayode Voted Austrian Bundesliga Player Of The Year

Super Eagles forward Olarewaju Kayode has been voted the best player in the Austrian Bundesliga taking after his breathtaking performances for Austria Wien this season. The 24-year-old additionally finished as top scorer in the Austrian league with 17 goals and making it a total of 24 goals in all competitions this season, scoring ‎5 goals in the Europa League and 2 in the Austrian Cup to wrap up a fine season, which earned him Super Eagles call-up. Kayode was absent in Austria Wein’s 6-1 triumph over Admira on Sunday subsequent to being suspended for the second successive yellow card he got against Salzburg. The Generali Arena equip finished second on the Bundesliga table behind RedBull Salzburg with 63 points and will play in the Europa League next season. Kayode is as of now in...
Female Fan Hugs Olamide On Stage At Glo Event In Rivers
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Female Fan Hugs Olamide On Stage At Glo Event In Rivers

GloMegaMusic Tour held over the weekend in Port Harcourt was an unforgettable one as Nigerian singers Olamide,Timaya,Phyno,Runtown,Yemi Alade and others thrilled fans with their performances.While Olamide was performing his song PepperDemGang,a lady stormed the stage and gave him a hug.
Patoranking Thrills Fans As His European Tour Continues
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Patoranking Thrills Fans As His European Tour Continues

As one of Nigeria's most talented Afro dance hall artist Patoranking continues his European tour with his team, several visited countries could not forget in a hurry the fun memories of his stage breaking and crowd pulling performances. ‎The Tour is currently rated one of the most successful African based artist tour in Europe haven performed already at Gothenburg- Sweden, Copenhagen -Denmark, Modena -Italy, Vienna - Austria, Stockholm -Sweden Heilsinki - Finland, Bucharest - Romania, Oslo -Norway, Vicenza - Italy, Cyprus, Almere - Holland and Antwerp - Belgium. Speaking to one of his frontline promoters, Mr Alex Ozone ‎of 03Media he said that the experience has been overwhelming and highly entertaining to the various countries visited. He commended Patoranking for his blazing stage ...