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Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Retired Veterans Protesting In Abuja
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Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Retired Veterans Protesting In Abuja

Ahead of the Armed forces Remembrance day, retired veterans that have served the Nigerian Arm forces are protesting in Abuja over their pension arrears. The ex sevice men are appealing to the federal government to approve the payment of minimum wage arrears accuring to them between 2019 till date. They are demanding the inclusion of officers who fought during the civil war on the military pension scheme. A representative of the retired soldiers Anthony Agbas who dilivered a letter to officials at the ministry of finance told Channels TV that they have fought for the country and deserve payment of their entitlement such as the debarment allowances that have been approved since 2015, and not all veterans who retired by then were not paid. The federal government should look i...
Boxing legends, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr fight to draw in eight-round exhibition bout
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Boxing legends, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr fight to draw in eight-round exhibition bout

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. fought to a draw in one of the most impressive performances from the two during their exhibition clash which took place at the Staples Center on Saturday night, November 28.   The American boxing legends met in an eight-round pay-per-view exhibition bout, billed as “Frontline Battle. The pair displayed their boxing skills, power, and athleticism despite Tyson being the aggressive fighter throughout the clash.     The fight was Tyson’s first since losing to Kevin McBride in 2005 in his last professional outing. While Jones returned to the ring, two years after he retired from the sport.   The unofficial judges for the clash were three boxing Hall of Famers; Christy Martin, Vinny Pazienza, and Chad Dawson.   ...
Former Italy, Juventus Boss Marcello Lippi Has Retired From Coaching
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Former Italy, Juventus Boss Marcello Lippi Has Retired From Coaching

Former Italy, Juventus, China and World Cup-winning boss Marcello Lippi has announced his coaching retirement. Marcello Lippi, 72, has been unemployed since resigning as China head coach in November last year following a 2022 World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria. He lasted just six months in the job, his second time coaching China’s team. After a successful spells with Atalanta and Napoli, Lippi took charge of Juventus in 1994 helping them to clinched three Serie A titles and the club’s last Champions League trophy in 1995-96. Across two stints as Juve boss, and a one-year reign with rivals Inter, Lippi won five Serie A trophies, four Supercoppa Italiana crowns, the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup and Coppa Italia. After leaving Juventus in 2004, L...
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Fernando Torres: ‘The Last Symbol’ Documentary Drops Today And It Looks Incredible

Fernando Torres' 'Last Symbol' documentary releases today and it promises to be must-see for all football fans. The retired star, best know for his stints with Atletico Madrid and Liverpool, was one of the deadliest strikers in world football during his prime. However, 'El Nino' stayed out of the limelight throughout his career and not many know his story. The documentary will put the 36-year-old's whole life under the microscope and features interviews from the managers who knew him best. Interviews in the documentary include former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez and Spain national team coach Vicente del Bosque, as well as Torres himself "This is the story of my life. So short but yet so lengthy," Torres said per Advanced Television. "This documentary is a journey through more than...
Gareth Barry retires from football at 39
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Gareth Barry retires from football at 39

Former Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has retired from professional football at 39. Barry - who made a record 653 Premier League apperances - played his final game in March this year, when he featured in West Brom's 3-2 FA Cup defeat to Newcastle United at the Hawthorns, one of six games he played for the Baggies last season. Those matches took his number of senior games to 833, in a career spanning 23 years but one which has now come to an end. He scored 67 goals in that time. Barry spent the first 12 years of his career with Aston Villa before a £12m move to Manchester City, with whom he won the FA Cup in 2011 and the Premier League the following season. After being a regular in England youth teams, Barry made his senior debut against Uk...
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.”
American Held Captive in Lagos Hotel for 16 Months Rescued
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American Held Captive in Lagos Hotel for 16 Months Rescued

An American woman who was held in a hotel for 15 months against her wish by a Nigerian man she met on social media has been rescued by the police. Nigerian police spokesperson, Frank Mba said the retired civil servant arrived Nigeria on 13th February, 2019. The lady who is from Washington DC, was visiting 34-year-old Chukwuebuka Kasi Obiaku (pictured above), a native of Ikeduru local government area of Imo State who she met on Facebook. Obiaku was accused of forcefully collecting and taking control of her credit and debit cards as well as the operation of her bank accounts, including the receipt of her monthly retirement benefits and allowances over the period of fifteen (15) months. The statement read; “She was however rescued by Police operatives attached to the Intelligenc...
Mike Edwards’s Wife Perri Shakes-Drayton Cradles her Baby Bump in Stunning photo
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Mike Edwards’s Wife Perri Shakes-Drayton Cradles her Baby Bump in Stunning photo

Big Brother Naija star, Mike Edwards, and his wife Perri Shakes-Drayton are preparing for the birth of their first child. The retired British track and field athlete, who is pregnant with a baby boy, took to social media to share this stunning photo of herself cradling her baby bump and then wrote: 'Come through third trimester crazy to think a human is growing inside of me.' 
Rio Ferdinand and Kate Announce they are Expecting First Child
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Rio Ferdinand and Kate Announce they are Expecting First Child

Retired footballer, Rio Ferdinand and his wife Kate have announced they are expecting their first together. The former TOWIE star, 29, and ex-Manchester United defender, 41, revealed the news on social media on Thursday evening. Kate shared a sweet family video via Instagram and then wrote: "The crazy house is about to get a little bit crazier.. every time I watch this it makes me cry, the best reaction Baby Ferdy we are all so excited to meet you." In the video, the blonde beauty and Rio could be seen with his children - - Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11, and Tia, nine going through baby pictures before she announced: "I am pregnant!" to her excited stepchildren who all started cheering and jumping about. The reality star then cradled her growing baby bump and added: 'Have you not no...
Kaduna: SOKAPU calls for Immediate Investigation into Zangon Kataf Crisis
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Kaduna: SOKAPU calls for Immediate Investigation into Zangon Kataf Crisis

The Southern Kaduna People’s Union, SOKAPU, has called on the Kaduna State Government to immediately investigate the killing of one Mr. Yusuf Moses Magaji at the outskirts of Zango kataf town, in Zango Kataf Local Government Area. SOKAPU made call in a statement issued by its National Public Relations Officer, Luka Binniyat. It observed that the deceased, Yusuf Moses Magaji, 32, a father of two,f walked to his farm just on the outskirts of Zangon Kataf town, in the Southern part of the state and did not return as he was later discovered to be murdered. The statement reads, “Yusuf, a teacher and Tsam by tribe, is the son of retired Rev. Musa Magaji who resides at Kibori in Zamandabo ward of the local government. It is close to Zangon Kataf town. “It was from there that Yusuf...
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...
Wenger Identified as Perfect Candidate to Become new Arsenal Chairman
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Wenger Identified as Perfect Candidate to Become new Arsenal Chairman

Former Arsenal defender, Martin Keown, has said legendary manager Arsene Wenger, would be the perfect choice to become the new Arsenal chairman. Sir Chips Keswick retired from the position last week, after spending 15 years on the board. Keswick admitted he always wanted to leave, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made him bring his decision forward. The Gunners are now looking for Keswick’s successor and Keown insists Arsenal should look no further than Wenger. “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 could do a lot worse. “You know that I feel that would be almost the perfect answer for Kroenke...
Harambee Stars captain Wanyama has a lot to learn from retired Otieno – Juma
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Harambee Stars captain Wanyama has a lot to learn from retired Otieno – Juma

The Ingwe official says the current skipper should pick up vital lessons from his predecessor as he steers the national team Former Harambee Stars midfielder Tom Juma has said Victor Wanyama has a lot to learn from retired captain Musa Otieno. Otieno remains Kenya's long-serving captain and Juma says the current skipper has got a lot of lessons to learn from the former AFC Leopards and Tusker central defender. Otieno broke into Harambee Stars squad as a 19-year-old defender in 1993 before taking the armband later on and kept it until he led Kenya back to the Africa Cup of Nations in 2004 after 12 years away from the showpiece.
Ex-Bayern Munich Star Ribery has a Huge Heart – Kevin-Prince Boateng
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Ex-Bayern Munich Star Ribery has a Huge Heart – Kevin-Prince Boateng

The Ghanaian forward was full of praise for the retired France wideman Besiktas forward Kevin-Prince Boateng has offered pleasant remarks about former Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery, saying he has a "huge heart" and an "incredible character". The 37-year-old spent the best part of a 12-year career with Bayern, scoring 124 goals and providing 182 assists in 425 outings, winning 23 titles including the Champions League. Ribery moved on to Fiorentina in 2019 where he teamed up with Boateng, who joined in the same transfer window from Sassuolo before he was loaned to Besiktas for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
‘I hated football’ – Ozil & Neuer’s former international team-mate admits playing Bundesliga games on drugs
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‘I hated football’ – Ozil & Neuer’s former international team-mate admits playing Bundesliga games on drugs

Chinedu Ede has retired from football to pursue a career in music, and has admitted to still being under the residual effects of drugs while playing A former international team-mate of Manuel Neuer, Mesut Ozil and Mats Hummels has admitted he used to play in the Bundesliga while under the residual effects of drugs. Chinedu Ede was a member of Germany’s victorious 2009 Under-21 European Championship squad, and played in the German top flight for Mainz and Hertha Berlin among other clubs. Now 33, he retired from the game last year and is now pursuing a career in music.
Floyd Mayweather’s Daughter Yaya Faces Up To 99-Years In Prison For Stabbing NBA Youngboy’s Babymama
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Floyd Mayweather’s Daughter Yaya Faces Up To 99-Years In Prison For Stabbing NBA Youngboy’s Babymama

Retired American boxer, Floyd Mayweather’s 19-year-old daughter could spend decades in prison after being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following an altercation with her boyfriend NBA YoungBoy’s baby mama. Iyanna “Yaya” Mayweather, 19, pictured left, was arrested earlier this month after allegedly stabbing Lapattra Jacobs, who shares a child with her boyfriend, rapper NBA YoungBoy. An altercation which reportedly occurred at the rapper’s Houston home on Saturday April 4, prompted a physical fight between the women. It was reported while arguing the two women made their way into the kitchen of Youngboy’s Houston home, where Mayweather picked up a knife and stabbed the Jacobs in the arms. Iyanna Mayweather was arrested and booked into Harris County Jai...
Floyd Mayweather Announces Decision To Become A Boxing Trainer
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Floyd Mayweather Announces Decision To Become A Boxing Trainer

Retired American boxer, Floyd Mayweather has announced his decision to become a boxing trainer. The 43-year-old undefeated champion intends to follow in the footsteps of his father, Floyd Mayweather Sr, and his late uncle, Roger Mayweather, who passed away last month. Mayweather who has already begun training young fighters including his oldest son, Koraun, and his 14-year-old nephew Chris, says the death of his uncle last month has inspired his decision. ‘As many of you know, I’ve had incredible trainers which included my dad and uncle,’ Mayweather said in a post on Instagram. ‘Due to the recent passing of my Uncle Roger, I’ve felt inspired to help those around me the same way they have been there for me throughout my boxing career. ‘In a time where we must distance our...
Nikki Bella showcases her baby bump in a nude selfie to celebrate 21 weeks of pregnancy
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Nikki Bella showcases her baby bump in a nude selfie to celebrate 21 weeks of pregnancy

Proud mother to be, Nikki Bella is celebrating 21 weeks of her pregnancy. The 36-year-old retired professional wrestler took to her Instagram stories on Wednesday to share a sultry nude selfie with her growing baby bump on display. She captioned the photo :'Twenty one weeks tomorrow.' Nikki, who was previously engaged to fellow WWE superstar John Cena, is expecting the child with Dancing with the Stars pro, Artem Chigvintsev. Her twin sister, Brie, is also pregnant and they are both due in July. See full photo below.
“No Lady Could Resist Me As A Young Man” – 96-Year-Old Retired Headmaster
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“No Lady Could Resist Me As A Young Man” – 96-Year-Old Retired Headmaster

A 96-year-old retired headmaster has explained that in his days as a young man, no woman could resist his charms. Samuel Adejuwon, a retired headmaster based in Akure, Ondo State, tells PETER DADA about his life, career, family and other issues You’re said to be 96 years old, how did you know your age? I can remember that my father took me to Ikere Ekiti from my hometown, Ido-Ajinare, at a tender age, to be living with a relation (woman) so that I could start my elementary school at Saint John’s Primary School. That was in the 1930s. I started school at that time and I was already grown a bit. That was how we could deduce that I must be 96 at least now. I could remember that I wept for almost a week when I got there. I started Class I because I was a little bit mature. I got ...
I Want to Crown my Success and Win the FA Cup With Manchester United – Odion Ighalo
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I Want to Crown my Success and Win the FA Cup With Manchester United – Odion Ighalo

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has revealed he dreams of crowning his six months stay at Manchester United with FA Cup victory. 30 year old Ighalo, who was signed from Shanghai Shenhua on a six months loan, has scored three goals since joining United on the last day of the transfer window. The now retired Super Eagles striker scored two goals in United's last game against Derby county and now says he wants to win the FA Cup' “I watched Manchester United in the FA Cup a lot, which was great, and I loved playing in it with Watford. “Now, I want to go far and win it, if possible, to crown my success here with the team.” The 2019 AFCON top scorer will hope to replicate his scoring form when United host Manchester City on Sunday in the Premier League. Meanwhile former ...
Floyd Mayweather Offers to Train Deontay Wilder to Help him Beat Tyson Fury in Their Trilogy Fight
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Floyd Mayweather Offers to Train Deontay Wilder to Help him Beat Tyson Fury in Their Trilogy Fight

Flamboyant retired boxer, Floyd Mayweather, has offered to train his fellow American Deontay Wilder so he can beat Tyson Fury in their trilogy fight. This comes after Wilder's camp confirmed on Sunday that they have activated a rematch clause in his contract following his 7th round defeat by heavyweight rival, Fury l, in Las Vegas. Mayweather, who has been unbeaten in all of his 50 fights believes he can help Wilder prepare for his trilogy fight against Tyson. 'If I train him I can teach him how to win,' said Mayweather when asked if Wilder can eventually overpower Fury. The trilogy bout is slated to take place on July 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Top Rank founder and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, Fury’s co-promoter told BoxingScene.com on Sunday. &nb...
I Was Angry Watching Man Utd – Ighalo
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I Was Angry Watching Man Utd – Ighalo

Odion Ighalo has said watching Manchester United struggle after Sir Alex Ferguson retired, made him “angry”. The former Super Eagles striker is a boyhood United fan and signed for the Red Devils in January on a six-month loan. Ighalo is now determined to help put things right as part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad. “So it is difficult sometimes as when the team is losing games, as a fan you get angry. Now I’m in the club I have to give my best to make sure we try to win and get results. “It is going to be more difficult, but I think this team, we have young players and working this way, I think we have a better future,” Ighalo said according to ESPN. Ighalo marked his first United start in the 5-0 win over Club Brugge with his first goal.
You’re A Jobless Retired Old Mother – Etinosa Lashes Out At Victoria Inyama
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You’re A Jobless Retired Old Mother – Etinosa Lashes Out At Victoria Inyama

Comedienne and actress Etinosa blasted former Nollywood actress, Victoria Inyama over her comment about her apology to Apostle Johnson Suleman. Recall Etinosa in an Instagram post shared earlier today apologized to the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM). She disclosed that her comment of an alleged side chick of Apostle Suleman being a member of the “bleaching gang”, was a joke. However reacting to the apology, Victoria Inyama stated that the actress never apologized for desecrating the Bible but apologized to a man that uses the Bible. See her comment below; Etinosa who fired back at Victoria Inyama, described her as a “jobless, frustrated and retired old mother who doesn’t know her age and respect herself on ?nstagram.” She insisted that she apol...
Gunmen Abduct Wife and Daughter of Edo Traditional Ruler
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Gunmen Abduct Wife and Daughter of Edo Traditional Ruler

Gunmen suspected of be kidnappers have abducted the wife and daughter of the Onojie of Ewatto community in Esan South East local government of Edo state, His Royal Highness Ikhumhen 11. It was gathered that Queen Florence Ikhumhen was abducted on Sunday night along with her daughter at their Bénin City residence around Jemilla area in Ikpoba-Okha local government area. The gunmen were said to have shot sporadically into the air before abducting their victims. They were said to have taken them away in a speed boat through the Ikpoba River. The incident has since been reported at the Ikpoba Hill police station. Spokesman for the Edo police command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident said that investigation was ongoing. Queen Ikhumhen just retired as the Princip...
President Buhari Replies TY Danjuma, Speaks on Relationship with Osinbajo
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President Buhari Replies TY Danjuma, Speaks on Relationship with Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari has opened up on his relationship with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in an interview where he also replied Retired Nigerian General, Theophilus Danjuma over his comment on what has been happening in the country. Danjuma had said if he says what he knows about the goings on in the government, Nigerians would lose sleep. Speaking to 'The Interview' Team, Buhari stated that his relationship with Osinbajo is "perfect". When asked to rate his relationship with his deputy on a scale of one to ten, he replied “Perfect. Or has he complained to you?” On if he was concerned about the vote of low confidence expressed by Mr Danjuma, Buhari stated that the retired general's opinion about him is not more important than that of millions that voted for him. The Niger...
Ex-Southampton Midfielder Jhon Viafara Extradited to US after Being Accused of Smuggling two Tonnes of Cocaine
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Ex-Southampton Midfielder Jhon Viafara Extradited to US after Being Accused of Smuggling two Tonnes of Cocaine

Former Southampton midfielder, Jhon Viafara, has been extradited to the US from his home country Colombia to face drug-smuggling charges. Prosecutors in Texas have accused Viafara of conspiring with members of the Gulf Cartel to organise cocaine shipments that left Colombia on speedboats. The 41-year-old, who was arrested last year on a US drug warrant is accused of importing two tonnes of cocaine worth £21million into the United States. Photos released by Colombian police show officers escorting him to a small jet at Bogota's international airport headed for Texas. Before boarding the plane to the States, the former football star told reporters of his time behind bars in his country. He said: 'I used to share a changing room with Messi, but now I'm having to share a...
‘I’m Still Alive!’: 75-Year-Old Man Tells His Friends Who Thought He Was Dead After His Ex-Wife Erected His Gravestone (Photos)
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‘I’m Still Alive!’: 75-Year-Old Man Tells His Friends Who Thought He Was Dead After His Ex-Wife Erected His Gravestone (Photos)

A Scottish retired welder has declared that he is very much alive after his ex-wife erected his gravestone which made his friends stopped calling him for months, thinking he was dead.   'People think that I'm dead,' said Alan Hattel, 75, from Tayside, Scotland. 'My phone hasn't rung for three or four months. I've been confused by it all but now I know why nobody has been calling.'    'I don't even want to be buried - I plan to be cremated.' Mr. Hattel declared: 'I'm still alive', as he stood beside his headstone and said reports of his death had been greatly exaggerated.   Mr. Hattel said he had realized something was wrong after he stopped receiving calls for the past three to four months, until he discovered that his gravestone was erected in Newmonth...
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Floyd Mayweather Appears to Confirm Conor McGregor Rematch

Floyd Mayweather has appeared to confirm that a rematch with Conor McGregor will take place this year. The American undefeated boxer shared a poster of the pair with "Mayweather vs McGregor 2 2020". This comes hours after Conor 'The Notorious' McGregor defeated Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds on his UFC comeback. In 2017, Mayweather retired from boxing after defeating UFC star Conor McGregor to win his 50th professional fight. Two years later, he made an announcement to come out of retirement in 2020.  
Rocky ‘Soulman’ Johnson, The Rocks’ Father has Died , Aged 75
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Rocky ‘Soulman’ Johnson, The Rocks’ Father has Died , Aged 75

  Canadian professional wrestling legend Rocky (Soul Man) Johnson, the father of actor Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson, has died at the age of 75. World Wrestling Entertainment, where Johnson reached the greatest heights of his career, confirmed his death on Wednesday. Johnson was born in Amherst, N.S., and made his pro wrestling debut in Southern Ontario before rising to fame in the National Wrestling Alliance in the mid-1960s. He started in the WWE in 1983 with rivalries with the likes of Greg (The Hammer) Valentine, Don Muraco and Adrian Adonis. Eventually he teamed with Tony Atlas as The Soul Patrol and the two men became the first African-American World Tag Team Champions in WWE history when they defeated The Wild Samoans on Dec. 10, 1983. After Johnson retired from wrestlin...
Chichi Igbo Captured the Reaction on People’s Faces when they stare at her thinking She isn’t Watching
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Chichi Igbo Captured the Reaction on People’s Faces when they stare at her thinking She isn’t Watching

Retired Danish-Nigerian footballer Chichi Igbo, popularly known as Chified, had shared photos showing the expressions on people's faces when they stare at her, thinking she isn't watching. The ripped female footballer, who mostly dresses in outfits considered masculine, naturally gets stares from people. She decided to capture the expressions of some of those who stare at her. One photo shows a woman in iro and buba looking at Chified with disgust, her mouth turned down. Another shows a woman looking at the footballer with mild interest. See below.
Ex-Man Utd & Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard retires
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Ex-Man Utd & Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard retires

Former Manchester United and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has retired after playing his final game for Colorado Rapids. Howard, 40, said in January that he would retire at the end of the MLS season, his third with Colorado. The American, who made 339 Premier League appearances, won the FA Cup and League Cup during three years at United. He won 121 caps for the USA and played at two World Cups. Howard joined Everton on loan from United in 2006 and made the move permanent the following year. He played 413 games for Everton in all competitions in 10 seasons. Howard holds the record for the most saves in a World Cup game - 15 against Belgium in 2014. He retired from international football in 2017. The Rapids ended their season ninth in the Western Conference with a 3-1 loss ...
Seven Football Legends Who Retired In 2019: Sneijder, Xavi, Cech, Robben
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Seven Football Legends Who Retired In 2019: Sneijder, Xavi, Cech, Robben

The summer of 2019 is practically over. And as all good things come to an end, the end of this football season has marked the end of the careers of some true legends. League heroes and club legends, the following 5 players have all hung up their boots at the end of 2018/19 – and will go on to be remembered as amongst the all-time greats in the game. Xavi Former Barcelona legend Xavi retired at the end of 2018/19. Along with Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta, perhaps no other player symbolises the Pep Guardiola-era Barcelona side that conquered the world more than Xavi. The Spanish midfield maestro – famed for his incredible range of passing and ability to dictate the flow of the game – spent an incredible 17 seasons at the Nou Camp before leaving in the summer of 2015 to finish his c...
Odion Ighalo Has Retired From International Football – Osasu Obayuwana
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Odion Ighalo Has Retired From International Football – Osasu Obayuwana

Odion Ighalo has reportedly called it quits with the Super Eagles shortly after a successful campaign at AFCON 2019. The former Watford striker and Shanghai Shenhua striker is a strong contender for the Golden Boot award after scoring five goals in the tournament. Renowned Sports journalist Osasuo and Brila FM are reporting that Ighalo agreed with Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr not to make a public statement before the third-place playoffs with Tunisia.
President Buhari Blows Hot Over Insecurity In Nigeria, Leah Sharibu
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President Buhari Blows Hot Over Insecurity In Nigeria, Leah Sharibu

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday pledged his administration’s continued political will and determination towards ridding the country of insurgency and other forms of criminalities. Buhari, who was represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, made the promise at the Grand Finale of the 2019 Nigerian Army Day Celebration and Combat Support Arms Training Week at Ikeja Cantonment Parade Ground, Lagos, NAN reports. The Nigerian Army Day is an annual event held every July 6, since 1976, in honour of the Nigerian Army with the theme; ‘Professionally Responsive Soldering: A Panacea for Successful Military Operations’. The President said that the security challenges in the country were being tacked in collaboration with the Nigerian Armed Forces. “The challenge for us is to recogn...
Yaya Toure Has Retired From Football – Agent
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Yaya Toure Has Retired From Football – Agent

Former Manchester City, Barcelona and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure has retired from playing and will move into coaching, his agent has said. The 35-year-old has not played since having his contract at Greek side Olympiakos terminated in December 2018. He moved to Greece following his release by Manchester City last summer after winning three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups. "Yaya has decided to end his career as a champion," agent Dimitri Seluk said. Last month Toure told the BBC he had no immediate plans to retire from football and had not ruled out playing in the Middle East, United States or Asia. But Seluk said: "The farewell match which Manchester City gave him was, in principle, the real end of his playing career, not only in that team, bu...
Gov. Al-Makura Speaks on Fresh Attacks in Nasarawa
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Gov. Al-Makura Speaks on Fresh Attacks in Nasarawa

Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has condemned the latest attacks on three communities in the state. Al-Makura made the condemnation on Friday in Lafia at the installation of retired Justice Sidi Bage-Abubakar I as the 17th Emir of Lafia, NAN reports. North Central Nigeria, the food basket of the nation, has witnessed relentless attacks that have left hundreds dead and displaced thousands of people. The attacked communities are: Panda in Karu, Igah in Nassarawa-Eggon and Andaha in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state. According to the governor, the government has directed heads of security agencies in the state to fish out the perpetrators of the attacks. “The perpetrators of these attacks cannot go unpunished. The government will do eve...
Former Arsenal star Abou Diaby has announced his retirement from active football
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Former Arsenal star Abou Diaby has announced his retirement from active football

The 32-year-old midfielder spent most part of his career at the Emirates Stadium nursing injuries. Abou Diaby spent majority of his senior career at the Emirates Stadium - having joined them in 2006 and left the club in 2015. During his nine year reign at the north London side, he scored 14 goals in 124 appearances for the Gunners.
Election Postponement is a Divine Intervention – Prophet Abiara
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Election Postponement is a Divine Intervention – Prophet Abiara

The retired General Evangelist of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Prophet Samuel Kayode Abiara has said the 2019 Presidential election postponement is a divine intervention. He however called on Nigerians not to blame the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu for the postponement. He further stated that the INEC chairman is not God and Nigerians should take the situation as an act of God: “Nigerians must thank God almighty for this situation because God owns Nigeria and God is aware of the cancellation of these elections. “It so sad many people travelled from different parts of Nigeria to cast their votes in their various states and they will be disappointed by the postponement. But Nigerians must appreciate God for averting a seri...
WWE Legend The Undertaker Retires From Wrestling
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WWE Legend The Undertaker Retires From Wrestling

WWE legend The Undertaker has retired from wrestling at the age of 53, with no WrestleMania comeback planned. Talking about wrestling with anyone who used to be a fan will inevitably start a conversation about one of only a few men, John Cena, Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock or The Undertaker. The Undertaker became one of the most iconic figures in sports entertainment since debuting with Vince McMahon’s company back in 1990. According to Ringside News, the publisher and editor of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Dave Meltzer claims The Undertaker could be finished as an in-ring competitor. And with no apparent appearance at WrestleMania 35 or either of WWE’s upcoming Saudi Arabia shows in the pipeline, the rumours could be true. Meltzer said: He said: “At lea...
Nigeria’s Future Not In The Hands Of Retired Generals – Adams Oshiomhole
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Nigeria’s Future Not In The Hands Of Retired Generals – Adams Oshiomhole

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that the future of Nigeria is not in the hands of retired Generals but in the hands of the electorate. Oshiomhole also alleged that some retired Generals and former Heads of State are against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. He made this known on Saturday during the APC Presidential Campaign in Minna, Niger State. He said that there was a plan to replay what occurred when Buhari was the Military Head of State and was removed due to his strict anti-corruption strategies. “Many of the retired Generals are ganging up against President Buhari, that he will not do eight years while they did more than eight years. “I remember they did it in the past but this time, the plan will...
Buhari, IG meet Behind Closed Doors, A Day After Official Retirement Date
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Buhari, IG meet Behind Closed Doors, A Day After Official Retirement Date

President Buhari and the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had a closed door meeting at the state house, Abuja, on Friday January 4th. The meeting comes a day after Idris was officially due to have retired from service on January 3rd. There are speculations President Buhari might extend the tenure of the IG. The agenda of the closed door meeting was not revealed to state house correspondents.
Ambode Retired 21 Perm Secs To Enable Tinubu’s Ex-PA, Okunola Become HOS – Agbaje
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Ambode Retired 21 Perm Secs To Enable Tinubu’s Ex-PA, Okunola Become HOS – Agbaje

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has faulted the appointment of Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola as the new Head of Service in the state, saying the action sacrificed career progression and was ‘politics taken too far.’ Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had, on Monday, sworn in Muri-Okunola as the 21st HoS in the state, in place of Mrs. Folashade Adesoye who retired in December 2018. At 46 years old, Muri-Okunola is said to be the youngest ever HoS in the history of Lagos State. Agbaje, in a statement by his campaign organisation’s Directorate of Media and Publicity, on Thursday, described the appointment as “insensitive, unjust and disruptive of the civil service hierarchy.” He said, “Indications are that, to pave way for the assis...
Former Lagos Comissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, retires from police
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Former Lagos Comissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, retires from police

Former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Fatai Owoseni, and nine other senior police officers, have retired from the police force. Owoseni who was the commissioner of police in Lagos state between July 2015 and September 2017, retired on Saturday, December 29th after 35 years in service. Asides Owoseni, the other retired senior police officers include AIG Abdul Bube, AIG Hilda Ibifuro-Harrison, CP Agyole Abeh, CP Joseph Agaji, CP Gbemisola Akinpelu, CP Bello Ahmed, CP Abdullahi Ibrahim, CP Bello Yahaya, CP Adekinte Ademoju, CP Wakili Maye, CP Fave Semili and CP Ahmed Magaji. Also retired from the force were 55 police officers of the ranks of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Commissioner of Police (CP), Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and Assistant Commissioner...
Nwankwo Kanu Congratulates Didier Drogba On Football Retirement (Photo)
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Nwankwo Kanu Congratulates Didier Drogba On Football Retirement (Photo)

Retired Nigerian footballer, Kanu who played as a forward, congratulates Didier Drogba as he retires from football. He wrote: "Congratulations and I wish you good luck and all the best in your future career and well done for all your contributions to football in Africa and the world. @didierdrogba ����������"
Mayweather Speaks On Proposed Fight With Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, Says He Was Misinformed
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Mayweather Speaks On Proposed Fight With Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, Says He Was Misinformed

Retired undefeated boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather has finally addressed his proposed bout with 20-yet-old kickboxer, Tenshin Nasukawa. He took to social media to share this picture of himself and wrote  @floydmayweather Now that I am back on U.S. soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in regard to the upcoming event on December 31st that was recently announced. First and foremost, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa. In fact (with all due respect) I have never heard of him until this recent trip to Japan. Ultimately, I was asked to participate in a 9 minute exhibition of 3 rounds with an opponent selected by the "Rizen Fighting Federation". What ...
Chris Brown’s Babymama Received ‘$20,000 Gift From Floyd Mayweather’ To Start Her Company
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Chris Brown’s Babymama Received ‘$20,000 Gift From Floyd Mayweather’ To Start Her Company

Flamboyant retired boxer, Floyd Mayweather reportedly gave Chris Brown's babymama Nia Guzman '$20,000 gift to start her company.' This was revealed in the wake of the ongoing legal battle between the ex-couple regarding a possible increase in child support for their 4-year-old daughter, Royalty. During a recent deposition by Brown’s legal team, Nia Guzman said she only makes around $400 per month in income from RoyaltyBrown.com, an online clothing store inspired by their daughter. The Blast reported that Guzman revealed she started the company with a $20,000 gift from a friend, and when Brown’s lawyers asked about the investor, she would only say he was a “silent friend” that helped her start the business. She doubled down about not revealing the identity for the financial fri...
Paulo Lopes: The Goalkeeper Who Won More Trophies Than Appearances In 13 Seasons
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Paulo Lopes: The Goalkeeper Who Won More Trophies Than Appearances In 13 Seasons

On Tuesday, S.L. Benfica's 40-year-old third choice goalkeeper Paulo Lopes announced his retirement from world football. The shot-stopper has managed to collect more trophies and winner's medals than appearances during his time with Águias. Lopes re-joined Benfica in 2012 and has made 11 appearances across all competitions until his retirement, during that time he scooped up 12 trophies while largely sitting on the bench. Competition: Year Won: League Title 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Portuguese Cup 2013, 2016 Portuguese League Cup 2013, 2014, 2015 Portuguese Super Cup 2014, 2016, 2017 The 40-year-old finished his youth career and began his senior career at the Portuguese club in the late 90s, early 2000s but could not break into the first team. After a season at Benfica B in 20...
Floyd Mayweather Celebrates 41st Birthday With Jamie Foxx And Mariah Carey
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Floyd Mayweather Celebrates 41st Birthday With Jamie Foxx And Mariah Carey

It was a star-studded gathering for Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s 41st birthday celebration. The retired, undefeated boxer spared no expense as he celebrated with family and close friends at The Reserve in Los Angeles. Jamie Foxx hosted the black-tie affair while celebrity guests such as Mariah Carey, Bobby Brown, Wiz Khalifa and John Singleton were in attendance for the champ. Other guests included Stephen Belafonte, Judge Mathis, Dreezy and Melyssa Ford.
55,000 Litres Of Petrol Intercepted By Custom At Seme Border
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55,000 Litres Of Petrol Intercepted By Custom At Seme Border

Aisha Cole: The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Border Command, intercepted 2,200 jerry cans of smuggled of petrol with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) worth over N10 million between Dec. 1, 2017, and date. The Area Controller, Comptroller Mohammed Aliyu, disclosed this on Monday through the command’s Chief Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr Taupyen Selchang. The controller in a statement by the PRO said that most of the seizures were made at Pashi-Yekeme Community in Owode and the creeks. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the total volume of PMS intercepted was 55,000 litres (2,200 x 25 litres). Aliyu said that the command was determined to combat the smuggling of petroleum products usually done by the smugglers using jerry cans and passing through the creeks and illeg...