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Hoodlums Steal Obafemi Awolowo’s Glasses From Statue As Looting Continues
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Hoodlums Steal Obafemi Awolowo’s Glasses From Statue As Looting Continues

Seven days after Lagos government declared a curfew to curb the looting and destruction across the state, the glasses on Obafemi Awolowo’s statue in Ikeja are still missing. Hoodlums had hijacked the #EndSARS protest in the state, unleashing violence on residents and destroying public and private properties. Vehicles, automated teller machines, traffic lights were vandalised, and not even Awolowo’s statue was spared during the looting, as his pair of glasses are yet to be found. Awolowo, the premier of the western region from 1954 to 1960, is known for his unique round-shaped glasses. Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos, in September 2017, unveiled the 20-feet statue located on Obafemi Awolowo Way close to the Lagos Television (LTV) junction in Ikeja. Ambode had sai...
Spain Honour Iniesta With Naked Statue For 2010 World Cup Winning Goal
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Spain Honour Iniesta With Naked Statue For 2010 World Cup Winning Goal

Spain has marked the 10th anniversary of the country's 2010 victory over Netherlands in the FIFA World Cup held in South Africa. Barcelona legend, Iniesta, now playing in Japan, was the hero that night in Johannesburg as he struck four minutes from the end of extra-time to secure Spain's World Cup success. Iniesta's hometown of Albacete have now honoured their most famous son with a naked statue showing a mirror image of his position as he struck the winner that night. Locals from Albacete were to celebrate the unveiling of the statue on July 10 but Coronavirus restrictions mean it'll be held next year.
David Silva To Be Immortalised With Statue Outside Etihad Stadium
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David Silva To Be Immortalised With Statue Outside Etihad Stadium

Manchester City will build a statue of David Silva outside the Etihad to honour the Spanish playmaker's 10-year career at the club. Widely accepted as one of the greatest players in City's history, Silva's final game was Saturday's Champions League quarter-final defeat to Lyon in Lisbon. The club have commissioned a statue of Silva as well as dedicating a training pitch at the City Football Academy to him with a mosaic celebrating his role in the famous 6-1 win over Manchester United in 2011.The 34-year-old is being honoured with a sculpture at the stadium along with former captain Vincent Kompany. Both statues are expected to be unveiled next year. Silva helped turn the Abu Dhabi dream into reality after joining City from Valencia in 2010, winning four Premier League titles,...
“We Should Pull Down The Statue Of Madame Tinubu, The Slave Owner” – FFK
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“We Should Pull Down The Statue Of Madame Tinubu, The Slave Owner” – FFK

A Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has said the statue of Late Madam Efunporoye Tinubu should be removed from Lagos State. The statue of the late Madam is standing at the popular Tinubu Square in Lagos. Fani-Kayode's comments came after #BlackLivesMatter protesters in the United States of America and other parts of the world pulled down statues of known slave masters. The protesters were on the street to protest the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis policemen knelt on his neck as he screamed, “I can't breathe." As a way of putting an end to racism and the agelong discrimination between the whites and blacks, the protesters pulled down statues of Edward Colston and others. In his reaction on Wednesday, Fani-Kayode said it was time for Nigerians to pu...
Christopher Columbus Statue in Boston to be Removed after it was Beheaded Overnight
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Christopher Columbus Statue in Boston to be Removed after it was Beheaded Overnight

The Christopher Columbus statue in Boston’s North End will be removed after it was beheaded overnight. The statue in Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue was surrounded by crime scene tape early Wednesday morning as the head lay on the ground next to the base.   Mayor Marty Walsh said the statue will be removed and put in storage and there will now be conversations about whether it will ever go back up. Columbus was one of the first Europeans in the New World, credited by many for discovering America. However, critics say his trip began the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Columbus is also criticized for his violent treatment and killing of Native Americans, who see him as a racist. There has been a push across the country to get rid of the Columbus Day h...
The New Tupac Statue In Dallas That Got People Talking
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The New Tupac Statue In Dallas That Got People Talking

The New Tupac Statue In Dallas That Got People Talking. Some Said the statue looks like a run away slave and not Tupac, LMAO.. but i say the statue looks like that doll from Tales from the Hood... because, he looks notting like Tupac. The sculptor didnt do Tupac likeness any justice.. Look at those statues in Greece and Italy depicting Gods, Angels and people beautifully, but they make Tupac look like an animated crack old man,lots of his fans Said they wouldn't have known that was supposed to be pac if it was not labeled as so. Like one of his fan wrote on Twitter, They make Tupac looking like a retired, old chinese language teacher,another Said The statue look like an old love-vendor in the 1920’s.Lol.. His fans all over the world are calling for the immidiate arrest of the sculptor/c...
Liverpool Fans Are Signing Petitions For Divock Origi To Be Given An Anfield Statue
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Liverpool Fans Are Signing Petitions For Divock Origi To Be Given An Anfield Statue

Liverpool fans are signing petitions to get a statue of Divock Origi outside Anfield and it shows how much he's loved. Origi has become a cult hero at Anfield after the slew of important goals he has scored over the last year. Fan support for the Belgian has grown over the year and he's one of the most clutch players in world football right now. It's now culminated in Liverpool fans signing petitions to get the 24-year-old permanently immortalised outside the ground with a statue. One of the petitions was created after the infamous Barcelona comeback which saw Origi score two in a 4-0 win and that has nearly 500 signatures. The second one is slowly ticking away but is still into triple digits and stands at 110 at time of writing. This one is also captioned with: "He's the...
”Hello Einstein” – 2face Poses With Albert Einstein Statue
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”Hello Einstein” – 2face Poses With Albert Einstein Statue

Popular music star 2face pose hilariously with German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics, Albert Einstein. He wrote ; Hello einstein, how many head u get? Because na only one i dey see. #ONELOVERELIGION Just know u are important
Tottenham Hat-Trick Hero, Lucas Moura, Deserves A Statue – Eriksen
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Tottenham Hat-Trick Hero, Lucas Moura, Deserves A Statue – Eriksen

Lucas Moura "deserves a statue" after his hat-trick took Tottenham into an all-English Champions League final, says team-mate Christian Eriksen. Ajax led 3-0 on aggregate - but Moura's goals, including a 96th-minute winner, took Tottenham through on away goals to face Liverpool on 1 June. Moura himself called it "the best moment of my career". Eriksen said: "It was a ridiculous game; we were really far down, we tried to fight back, we were just lucky." The Danish playmaker added: "We had to fight. We are relieved. "Today it was non-tactical, more of a fight and heart performance, heart and Lucas Moura - he's how we won the game. "He deserves it, it has been a rollercoaster of a season, for him to get us in the final, I hope he gets a statue in England after this, we are b...
Rochas Okorocha Erects Another Statue Few Months To Handover
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Rochas Okorocha Erects Another Statue Few Months To Handover

See BBC Igbo News' caption of a new statue of 'Buhari' reportedly set to be to unveiled by Governor Okorocha... The caption reads: "It's like Okorocha is not tired of erecting statues. Who is being erected for Imo people this time" Ọ dịka ihe akpụrụakpụ agwụbeghi Rochas ike. Onye bụkwa onye a a na-akpụrụ ndị Imo? https://www.bbc.com/igbo/
Michael Jackson Statue Removed From Museum Following Abuse Claims
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Michael Jackson Statue Removed From Museum Following Abuse Claims

A statue of Michael Jackson has been removed from the National Football Museum in Manchester. Its removal comes as sexual abuse allegations against the singer are detailed in a new documentary film. The statue was commissioned by Fulham's then chairman Mohammed Al Fayed following Jackson's death in June 2009. The National Football Museum (NFM) said the statue had been taken off display as part of "ongoing plans" to "better represent" football's stories. Two men, James Safechuck and Wade Robson, allege in the Channel 4 documentary, Leaving Neverland, that they were sexually abused by the superstar. There have been reports of radio stations dropping Jackson's music from their playlists, while some fans on social media have said they are boycotting the star. An NFM spokesper...
Egyptian King Or Dwarf? Salah Statue Mocked Online
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Egyptian King Or Dwarf? Salah Statue Mocked Online

A statue of Liverpool footballer Mohamed Salah has been met with derision online since going on display in his native Egypt, with many comparing it to an infamous bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo. The statue was unveiled with pomp and ceremony at the World Youth Forum in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in the presence of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. With large ears poking out from under a huge Afro hairstyle, Salah is captured in the pose of his now iconic goal celebration. A broad smile is etched across his face and his oversized head is tilted backwards as the arms on his pint-sized body are stretched out wide. Salah is idolised in Egypt and Liverpool, after his goal-scoring exploits last season took his country to the World Cup finals and his English club to th...
Horrible Statue of Late Singer Ebony Reigns Surfaces In Ghana
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Horrible Statue of Late Singer Ebony Reigns Surfaces In Ghana

Sensational Afro dancehall diva, Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng known in showbiz as Ebony Reigns died on 8th February 2018 and she will be buried on the 17th March. She together with her best friend Franky Kuri and bodyguard, Airforce Lance Corporal Francis Atsu Vondee perished in a car accident on the Sunyani-Kumasi road when their 4×4 Jeep collided with a VIP passenger bus going the opposite direction. Only the driver survived. A lot of things have been done and said in memory of the late Ebony Reigns. Not long ago, all female musicians in Ghana released a song in honor of the late singer. A sculptor in his own way of honoring Ebony Reigns has made a statue to honor her. The statue made is fast going viral on social media. The Ebony Reigns statue is as horrible as a statue can g...
Man Caught Romancing, Sleeping With A Female Statue
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Man Caught Romancing, Sleeping With A Female Statue

An Unidentified man was recently spotted caressing and attempting to sleep with a Female Statue recently. The shocking incident is believed to have occurred in Cameroon. PoliticsNGR gathered that the man who is suspected to be mentally challenged climbed up to the female statue pulled off his clothes and started romancing the figure. Watch the video below; https://www.facebook.com/Nyanga10/videos/1934940673488759/  
Micheal Essien Statue Unveiled In Ghana
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Micheal Essien Statue Unveiled In Ghana

A statue of the former Chelsea midfielder, Micheal Essien, has been erected in his homeland of Ghana and it obviously looks frightful. The awful sculpture of Michael Essien which shows him in Chelsea's iconic blue home strip was erected in Kumasi a few years ago, but the artist is unknown. Saddick Adams, a sports journalist based in Ghana tweeted a photo of the statue, informing Essien it was a "beautiful gift". Over the years, we have seen abysmal statues of great footballers like Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Maradona, but Michael Essien's recent statue has been described as the worst of them all. Essien who currently plays for Indonesian club Persib Bandung, made 256 appearances for Chelsea between 2005 and 2014. He also helped the Blues to win nine trophies, including two Pre...
Daddy Showkey Comes For FG, Rochas Over Zuma
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Daddy Showkey Comes For FG, Rochas Over Zuma

The very pained singer took to IG this morning to talk about leadership and politics in Nigeria and why Gov Okorocha will dare have a Zuma statue in Imo State.  His unedited words below... My people make me una hear, this one surprise me oo. What is it that when someone wants to contest for a seat in the government concerning someone in power,that is when the person in power will be using the government’s might to dugout the past of the person who wishes to contest for that position. And these same people was used by the person in power when you were campaigning for your seat in power. If you knew that they were bad, y use them in first place. Now for the same government , sombodi dey build statue wey e no concern the country at all. Abi una don hear say dem build Sam Mbakwe statue f...
#LagosAt50: Foot-Like Statue At Berger Erected By Lagos State Government
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#LagosAt50: Foot-Like Statue At Berger Erected By Lagos State Government

The LASG has unveiled a new statue at Ojodu Berger, the entry point into the State, a Foot-like Statue was also erected. The significance of the Statue is to encourage youths to put their best foot forward and to know that every journey to success starts with a step. Newly built Foot statue at Ojodu Berger as part of the urban regeneration to beautify and celebrate Lagos @ 50 as well as promote the cultural heritage of the State by the Lagos Government
Statue Of Mary ‘begins Weeping Blood’ At A Church In Argentina
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Statue Of Mary ‘begins Weeping Blood’ At A Church In Argentina

Incredulous worshippers in Argentina have claimed a statue of the Virgin Mary 'weeps blood'. According to locals in Los Naranjos, Argentina, red liquid started to leak from the statue's eyes. But Church officials are keeping watch on the depiction to see if it is real or not. It has not been confirmed that the statue is a 'miracle'. Pictures appear to show the liquid flow onto its clothes, and it has since been moved to the local Catholic Church and locals claim it is a miracle. Priest Ricardo Quiroga said: 'A lot of people come here to pray and light several candles devoted to the Virgin. 'The first impression is that it is blood on the face of the Virgin, from the left eye. 'Also the dress she is wearing is also totally stained this same red colour.' The owner of the stat...
“Statue Of Jesus In Anambra Drops Water Miraculously”
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“Statue Of Jesus In Anambra Drops Water Miraculously”

At first I was reluctant sharing these pictures online. It took me and some priests days to ascertain this miraculous drop of water from the jaw of the Divine Mercy statue. Since Ash Wednesday upuntill this moment, there has been an unfathomable dropping of water even at the hottest heat of the sun. Go to Jesus and Mary Adoration ground Amichi and see for yourself. I observed that the drop comes out and hang without dropping on the ground. When you wipe it and stand to see another come out and from where it will come out, I bet you, you will stand till "thy kingdom come" and nothing will come out. But if you move a little distance away from the Statue and come back, you will still see a drop. People are confirming its healing power. What the Lord has done is marvelous in our eyes. K...
Lionel Messi Statue in Argentina Vandalized
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Lionel Messi Statue in Argentina Vandalized

A statue of Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi was vandalised in Buenos Aires on Monday. The figure, which was constructed in an attempt to help convince the five-time Ballon d'Or winner to return to the national team during his brief retirement from the Albiceleste this summer, was found missing its top half. However, officials in the Argentine capital said repairs have already begun. "The statue of Lionel Messi fell victim to an act of vandalism that left the footballer's sculpture without its top half," the Buenos Aires city government said in a statement. "Its repair is now being worked on." The statue is located on the "Paseo de la Gloria" with other Argentine athletic figures such as tennis champion Gabriela Sabatini and NBA and world champion Manu Ginobili amon...
Naked Donald Trump Appears in New York Park
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Naked Donald Trump Appears in New York Park

A naked statue of Donald Trump appeared in a park in New York, horrifying and amusing onlookers. The life-size replica of the Republican presidential nominee, popped up in Union Square Park on Thursday afternoon. The artwork - entitled "The Emperor Has No Balls", left passers-by in fits of giggles. An artists' collective, called INDECLINE, claimed ownership of the work, saying that the statues were also placed in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Cleveland. It said an artist called Ginger helped create the likeness These fleeting installations represent this fleeting nightmare and in the fall, it is our wish to look back and laugh at Donald Trump's failed and delusional quest to obtain the presidency," INDECLINE said. By early afternoon, workers from New York's Department of Park...