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Muslim World Protests, Condemns Macron’s Support For Offensive Cartoons (Photos)
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Muslim World Protests, Condemns Macron’s Support For Offensive Cartoons (Photos)

The Islamic world's anger at France deepened today as Turkey condemned a Charlie Hebdo cartoon showing its president Recep Tayyip Erdogan lifting a woman's burka to look at her naked backside. Erdogan called the cartoonists 'scoundrels' and accused the West of wanting to 'relaunch the Crusades' by attacking Islam after the image appeared on the front of this week's magazine. 'I don't need to say anything to those scoundrels who insult my beloved prophet on such a scale,' Erdogan said, calling it a 'disgusting attack'. Showing Erdogan in a T-shirt and underpants, the caricature has Erdogan saying 'Ooh, the Prophet' as he looks at the woman's backside, and comes with the caption: 'Erdogan - in private he's very funny'. A Charlie Hebdo cartoon showing the naked Prophet's backside ...
‘It was a crazy game’ – England U21 boss Boothroyd laments historic Andorra draw
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‘It was a crazy game’ – England U21 boss Boothroyd laments historic Andorra draw

The Young Lions were pegged back by a last-minute goal to tie 3-3 against the tiny principality in their European qualifier England Under-21 manager Aidy Boothroyd admitted that he was disappointed to drop points to minnows Andorra in an historic setback for the Young Lions on Wednesday. Boothroyd's charges went into the game knowing that a win would seal their place in the UEFA U-21 Championships in 2021 after starting their qualifying campaign with six straight successes. Andorra, meanwhile, languished bottom of the six-team group, having picked up just a single win over Turkey and a draw with Albania, but the clash proved far more uncomfortable for the visitors than anticipated, and Christian Garcia's late strike sealed a 3-3 tie for Andorra.
NDLEA Intercepts 1.6 Kilograms Of Controlled Drugs En-route Turkey
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NDLEA Intercepts 1.6 Kilograms Of Controlled Drugs En-route Turkey

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Special Area Command, has intercepted 1.6 kilogramme of controlled drugs suspected to be Tramadol and Flunitrazepam. The Head of Public Affairs, NDLEA, Mr Jonah Achema, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. Achema said that the drugs, which were destined for Istanbul, Turkey, barely a few days after the resumption of international flights, was an unusual drug trafficking trend. He said that the command made the seizure from Mr Michael Chukwuka, during the outward clearance of passengers boarding the Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul, Turkey. According to him, the usual trend is the illegal importation of Tramadol from Pak...
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A young woman has been left with a "cone" of fat on her bum after getting a botched Brazilian butt lift abroad. Shannon Davies, 23, chose to go under the knife at a clinic in Istanbal, Turkey - which can't be named for legal reasons - after seeing online influencers recommend it. The salon owner initially forked out £5,000 for a procedure in 2018, plus a breast uplift and augmentation, but has since returned TWICE due to shocking results. Shannon, from Pontypridd, Wales, pleaded with the surgeon to remove the excess fat from her behind but woke to find she had undergone another butt lift surgery. She no has to wear size 18 trousers, as her "lumpy" and "uneven" butt doesn’t fit into her old size 12 jeans. She said: “I’ve always been up and down with my weight and my boobs s...
Former Nigeria youth goalkeeper Felagha dies in Senegal
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Former Nigeria youth goalkeeper Felagha dies in Senegal

The Nigerian sports community is mourning the sudden passing away of the former Eupen shot-stopper The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed the death of former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles goalkeeper John Felagha on Monday. Felagha died at the age of 26 in Senegal on Sunday but the cause of his death is yet to be disclosed. He was a member of the Nigeria U17 team that finished second at the 2009 Fifa U17 World Cup hosted on home soil and was also part of the Nigeria U20 squad that travelled to Turkey for the 2013 Fifa U20 World Cup.
Many Injured as Nigerian Cultists Clash in Turkey
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Many Injured as Nigerian Cultists Clash in Turkey

Many people were injured on Tuesday June 16, following a fight between Nigerian cultists in Avcilar, Istanbul. The fight between Ayes and Mafians in the Turkish capital began at a nightclub around 3:30am.  DHA reported that some Nigerians involved in the fight which centered "on a girl", have been arrested by the police.
Mikel Obi’s next possible move revealed
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Mikel Obi’s next possible move revealed

Former Nigerian captain, John Mikel Obi, has insisted he is open to offers to play for a club in the Egyptian Premier League following his departure from Turkish side, Trabzonspor, in March this year. The former Chelsea midfielder mutually ended his contract with Trabzonspor after he expressed concern about the Super Lig games continuing in Turkey amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Mikel, 33, is not ready to hang up his boots as he intends to continue playing football in Egypt. “Playing in the Egyptian Premier League? Why not?” Mikel told the Egyptian media outlet, OnTime Sports. “I am a professional footballer, and everything is possible. I never ruled anything out. “My goal is to continue playing football, and I hope I will have the opportunity, I do not reject any o...
Ghana defender Attamah backs teammate Partey to leave Atletico Madrid for Arsenal
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Ghana defender Attamah backs teammate Partey to leave Atletico Madrid for Arsenal

The Turkey-based player speaks on the future of his Black Stars colleague Ghana international Joseph Attamah Larweh will be happy to see compatriot Thomas Teye Partey make a transfer move to Arsenal in the summer. Currently on the books of Atletico Madrid, Partey has become the subject of transfer speculation following a run of fine performances for the side in the Spanish capital. Aside from Arsenal, there is also Manchester United, Chelsea, Juventus, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and PSG linked with the Ghanaian.
‘How do you disinfect grass?’ – West Ham chief Brady questions Premier League ‘Project Restart’ measures
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‘How do you disinfect grass?’ – West Ham chief Brady questions Premier League ‘Project Restart’ measures

As plans to resume the season continue to come together, questions of player safety and hygiene still need to be answered West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady says Premier League clubs will have to disinfect the grass they play on if play resumes. Despite the cancellations of Ligue 1 and the Eredivisie, the league’s ‘Project Restart’ appears to be gathering momentum with football set to return in Germany and Turkey. There are still disagreements between clubs to be ironed out, but Brady claims safety remains the priority for all 20 teams.
‘All right, f*ck you’ – Inter icon Zenga was a ‘real a*sh*le’, says Kragl
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‘All right, f*ck you’ – Inter icon Zenga was a ‘real a*sh*le’, says Kragl

The former Italy goalkeeper left a bad impression during his short time working with the now-Benevento midfielder Former Inter star and current Cagliari coach Walter Zenga is "a real a*sh*le", according to Benevento midfielder Oliver Kragl. Kragl played under Zenga as a member of Crotone, who were managed by the former Italy star from 2017-18. The midfielder joined the club from Frosinone in July 2017, but departed just six months later to join Foggia on loan after just five appearances. Zenga, who played in two World Cups and was named 1987 Serie A Footballer of the Year, has managed the likes of the New England Revolution, Wolves, Palermo and Sampdoria while also enjoying stints in Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. But his brief time working...
Gaziantep’s Twumasi confirms interest from other clubs
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Gaziantep’s Twumasi confirms interest from other clubs

The Ghanaian forward's performances for GFK have drawn the interest of other suitors Gaziantep forward Patrick Twumasi has confirmed the interest of other clubs in his services, particularly from Turkey, Germany and Italy. The 25-year old is presently on loan from Alaves and has made 23 appearances in the Super Lig, scoring five goals and providing another five assists. Only Nigeria international Olarenwaju Kayode beats Twumasi in goals and assists.
Besiktas consider Burnley keeper Hart to replace Karius
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Besiktas consider Burnley keeper Hart to replace Karius

Besiktas are considering a summer move for former England goalkeeper Joe Hart.The former Manchester City star has seen his stock fall significantly in the past few years.He is currently at Burnley, where he is not first choice.Hart wants regular first team football, and Fanatik in Turkey claim that Besiktas are ready to offer it to him.The club believe they could do with the services of the 32-year-old.They currently have Loris Karius in goal, who is set to return to Liverpool after his loan spell expires
Mikel Obi responds to his former club, Trabzonspor’s president who said stopping football in Turkey will increase divorces
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Mikel Obi responds to his former club, Trabzonspor’s president who said stopping football in Turkey will increase divorces

It is no longer news that former Chelsea and Nigeria midfielder John Mikel Obi has parted ways with Turkish super club, Trabzonspor. During the week, Trabzonspor chairman Ahmet Agaoglu stated that the Turkish football league should continue despite widespread calls from the international community for the league to be suspended to avoid spreading coronavirus. According to Agaoglu, whose club is top of the table in Turkey the league shouldn't be stopped because it could increase the rate of divorces across Turkey but his former player Mikel Obi has now responded to Agaoglu's claims. Mikel, this week terminated his contract with Trabzonspor after criticizing the club  on social media for continuing matches when other European leagues had stopped football matches. The Club chairman...
Footballer Mikel Obi Refuses To Feature In Match Over Coronavirus Fear
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Footballer Mikel Obi Refuses To Feature In Match Over Coronavirus Fear

Trabzonspor midfielder, John Obi Mikel, was an unused substitute when his team drew 1-1 with Istanbul Basaksehir at the Medical Park Stadyumu (Trabzon) on Sunday because he refused to enter the pitch. Before the game, the former Super Eagles captain, expressed his concern over the match being allowed to go on, amid the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world. “There is more to life than football. I do not feel comfortable and don’t want to play football in this situation,” he wrote. Before last weekend’s match, Mikel Obi started 12 of the last 13 league fixtures for Trabzonspor. His manager, Huseyin Cimsir, speaking at a press conference after the Istanbul Basaksehir draw, stated that he respects the player’s decision.
Refugees Attempting to Enter Greece Are Stripped to Their Underwear and Forced Back to Turkey
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Refugees Attempting to Enter Greece Are Stripped to Their Underwear and Forced Back to Turkey

Refugees attempting to enter Greece were stripped to their underwear as they were forced back into Turkey on Thursday. Photos taken on March 5 show groups of migrants huddled together to keep warm after reportedly trying to wade across the Evros River in northwestern Turkey. Another photo shows a male refugee with cane marks on his back. More than 10,000 migrants mostly from Syria, other Middle Eastern states and Afghanistan, have gathered at the Greek border hoping to get to western Europe. The situation arose after Turkey said it would no longer uphold a 2016 deal with the European Union to keep hundreds of thousands of migrants on its soil in return for EU aid. It comes after Turkish officials alleged Greek forces killed a migrant and wounded five others on Wednesday as...
2 Brazilians Arrested In Connection With A Nigerian DJ’s Murder In Turkey
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2 Brazilians Arrested In Connection With A Nigerian DJ’s Murder In Turkey

A Brazilian national was detained in connection with the brutal murder of Nigerian DJ in his home in Şişli with a pig tie. The police are still working on catching the other suspect who fled. The incident occurred on Saturday, February 8 at Şişli Mecidiyeköy Mahallesi Emek 1 Sokak Valide Konak Apartment. The landlord, who has been a tenant of Nigerian DJ Emmanuel İfeanyi Orwunnah (32), who has been living in the building for 2 years, had not heard from him for 3 days, and the real estate agent who had gone home came across the Nigerian DJ's pig-tied and tortured body. When the host, who learned the situation, informed the 112 emergency and police teams, many health and police teams were sent to the scene and it was confirmed that the DJ was killed. The police had started extensive wor...
How Nigerian DJ, Emmyjay Was Tied, Tortured & Killed In Turkey – Turkish Police
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How Nigerian DJ, Emmyjay Was Tied, Tortured & Killed In Turkey – Turkish Police

The name of the Nigerian who was found dead in his apartment at Şişli Mecidiyeköy with his hands and feet tied from behind is revealed to be Emmanuel İfeanyi Okonyia, who was a DJ at night clubs, and was tortured before being killed. Video shows How police sealed and guided the forensic and ambulance team around the building where EmmyJay was murdered The incident occurred in Mecidiyeköy Mahallesi Ahu Sokak. According to the reports in local Turkish media, the owner of the apartment where Emmanuel İfeanyi Okonyia, who is a DJ in night clubs, has been calling her tenant for a couple of days and asked for help from the real estate agent when she could not reach her tenant. Opening the door with his own key of the apartment, the real estate agent saw Okonyia motionless in the livi...
Inter Milan Coach Antonio Conte Praises Victor Moses & Explains Why He’s Settled In Faster Than Christian Eriksen
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Inter Milan Coach Antonio Conte Praises Victor Moses & Explains Why He’s Settled In Faster Than Christian Eriksen

Former Juventus and Chelsea coach Antonio has hailed Chelsea loanee Victor Moses, praising him for settling quickly into his new club. Moses left Fenerbahce of Turkey to join Intermilan in January and provided an assist during Inter Milan’s 4-2 win over AC Milan on Sunday and Conte believes Moses has settled into life at the Nerazzurri because he worked with him for two seasons at Chelsea while Eriksen had issues at Tottenham before joining Inter-Milan. Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte praises Victor Moses & explains why he “Both Ashley Young and Victor Moses, because they are wing-backs, don’t need quite so much guidance in training. Plus Moses already played with me at Chelsea,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia. “For midfielders, it’s more complicated, as I always ask somet...
Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers In Turkey (Photos)
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Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers In Turkey (Photos)

Two avalanches in eastern Turkey have killed 38 people, most of them buried by the second snowslip while working to rescue victims of the first, officials said on Wednesday. Some 300 emergency service workers were called to a highway near the mountain-surrounded town of Bahcesaray in Van province, which borders Iran, after an avalanche struck late on Tuesday, killing five people. Around noon on Wednesday, the second avalanche struck the team. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Authority (AFAD) said 33 people died when the second avalanche hit while they were searching for two more victims of the first snowslip, which killed five people, after rescuing eight others. Emergency teams were still searching for other colleagues under the snow, Mehmet Emin Bilmez, the governor of the easter...
Thousands Flee Syria To Turkey As Idlib Conflict Escalates (Photos)
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Thousands Flee Syria To Turkey As Idlib Conflict Escalates (Photos)

Tens of thousands of people are pushing towards Turkey to escape a fast-moving advance by government forces in northwest Syria's Idlib province, the last rebel stronghold in the country's nearly nine-year war. Backed by heavy Russian air attacks, President Bashar al-Assad's forces have recaptured dozens of towns in the last 10 days in a major campaign that has stoked tensions between Ankara and Moscow and raised the spectre of a new refugee crisis. UNICEF said on Saturday that violence this week forced 6,500 children to flee daily, bringing the total number of displaced children in northwest Syria to more than 300,000 since early December. Russia and Syria say they are fighting rebels who have stepped up attacks on civilians in Aleppo in northern Syria, but rights groups and res...
Iyabo Ojo Slams Former Friend on her Birthday, Calls her a Witch
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Iyabo Ojo Slams Former Friend on her Birthday, Calls her a Witch

Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo has taken to Instagram to slam a former friend and colleague. Though Iyabo didn't mention a particular name, she however dropped enough hints to make it clear who she was referring to. In the post, Iyabo stated, "After all I did for you 2 years ago to celebrate your bday in Turkey, you still snitched on me giving media fake news that I was in coma for 3 days." Well, Fathia's 49th birthday was celebrated in Turkey in 2018 and Iyabo Ojo was present. Fathia Balogun turns 51 today and most celebrities have been sharing her photo to celebrate her. But not Iyabo Ojo, instead she took to her page to call out "one agbaya in Nollywood." and of all the female celebrities celebrating their birthday today, Fathia is the one who is a Nollywood star.  ...
Weapons Used In Killings In Nigeria Trafficked From Libya, Turkey, Others – Report
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Weapons Used In Killings In Nigeria Trafficked From Libya, Turkey, Others – Report

Weapons that have been used in intercommunal violence that has killed thousands of people in Nigeria were trafficked from Ivory Coast , Libya and Turkey . A new report by the Conflict Armament Research group said some of the weapons from Turkey were linked to a major organized trafficking network. It explained that the weapons were used in the killing of more than 3 , 600 people and displaced 300, 000 since 2014 , It noted that fighting between farmers and herders over land has gone on for decades in the middle belt and north . The report further said armed groups involved in the bloodshed in Kaduna , Katsina and Zamfara states possessed significant numbers of factory-produced small arms manufactured in Europe , East Asia , the Middle East and North America , ” according to...
Smuggling: Customs In Ogun Seize 944 Cartons Of Poultry Products
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Smuggling: Customs In Ogun Seize 944 Cartons Of Poultry Products

In a raid led A.S. Lawal, a customs Patrol team intercepted 8 vehicles carrying Turkey and other poultry products. Airlines, another team intercepted another 88 cartons of poultry and some bags of rice. The products which are to be burnt and destroyed by the officers of the Customs.
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Turkey Goalkeeper is Sent off by Referee After Saving two Penalties

In Turkey, Goalkeeper Ersin Aydin surely had a day he'll never forget as he helped his club Usakspor beat Turkish third-tier rivals Ergene Velimese. Ersin, had a day most goalkeepers can only wish for, as he saved two penalties but was yellow carded twice for coming out of his line, so after he was sent off against Ergene Velimese, his replacement, defender Levent Aktug stopped another spot-kick in a thrilling game on Sunday evening. The match which was still 2-0 as at stoppage time, would have had a more  damaging scoreline had Ersin let the penalties be scored- but not only did Ersin keep him team in the game, his teammate came up and saved a penalty as he had no back up keeper .
Nigeria Open To More Investments From Foreign Companies – Osinbajo
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Nigeria Open To More Investments From Foreign Companies – Osinbajo

*Nigerian Law students commend Buhari’s administration on transparency, praise VP’s leadership style of “bringing govt to the people” Nigeria is open to more investment from foreign companies, including from Turkey, in the areas of construction, manufacturing, technology and other sectors, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo stated this on Tuesday when he received at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, a Turkish business delegation led by Turkey’s Minister of Trade, Ruhsar Pekcan. With Nigeria and Turkey having existing bilateral relations for decades and maintained close cooperation in international organizations, the Vice President noted that he looks forward to greater cooperation between the two countries exploring other areas to deepen economic ties....
Prophetess Esther Ajayi’s Daughter, Lisa, Shows Cleavage In Her Birthday Outfit (Photos)
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Prophetess Esther Ajayi’s Daughter, Lisa, Shows Cleavage In Her Birthday Outfit (Photos)

Lisa is the biological daughter of popular Nigerian prophetess, Reverend Mrs. Esther Ajayi AKA Iya Adura who was previously based in London but now travels all round the world except the UK. Her daughter flew out with friends and family to celebrate her birthday in Istanbul, Turkey. The issue of interest however, is her poor choice of dressing, given her status as someone from a preacher's (seer) family she has left very little to be imagined and this is despite the fact of being a married woman. Although, most of Iya Adura's followers cannot point out the obvious due to their affiliation to her, this leaves the question to the general public, is it Ok for a pastor's daughter to dress like this?
Rasmiya Awad: Sister Of Dead ISIS Leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Captured By Turkish Forces
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Rasmiya Awad: Sister Of Dead ISIS Leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Captured By Turkish Forces

Turkey captures sister of slain ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Rasmiya Awad was captured alongside her husband and daughter-in-law in a raid on a container near Syria's Azaz. Turkey has captured the elder sister of slain Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a raid in northwestern Syria, according to a senior Turkish official. The official said on Monday that the 65-year-old known as Rasmiya Awad was detained with her husband, daughter-in-law and five children in a trailer container she was living in near the town of Azaz in Aleppo province. The adults are being interrogated, he said, speaking to news agencies on condition of anonymity, calling the arrest an intelligence "gold mine". "This kind of thing is an intelligence go...
Human Ken Doll channels Nicki Minaj in head-to-toe Fendi as he prepares for 75th plastic surgery
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Human Ken Doll channels Nicki Minaj in head-to-toe Fendi as he prepares for 75th plastic surgery

Rodrigo Alves looked full of beans over the weekend as he stepped out in Istanbul, Turkey - where he is preparing to have his 75th cosmetic procedure. Having recently undergone work on his teeth, the former Celebrity Big Brother star, 36, is gearing up to have a further procedure carried out on his chin, as well as a so-called Brazilian Butt Lift, liposuction and the removal of his 'fake six-pack'. Roddy spent Saturday evening hosting a small party with close pals at his suite at The W Hotel, Istanbul, where he likes to stay when he is in the city. And whats more cathich, he channeled Nicki Minaj's look from a year ago.      
Rio Ferdinand breaks down in tears as he watches Kate Wright walk down the aisle
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Rio Ferdinand breaks down in tears as he watches Kate Wright walk down the aisle

Rio Ferdinand was left in tears when he watched Kate Wright walk down the aisle. The happy couple exchanged vows in front of close family and friends at the five-star luxury D Maris Bay hotel, in Turkey on Friday. In the first interview about the wedding, the dad-of-three, 40, admitted he got "so emotional" when he saw his daughter Tia, eight, walk down the aisle before seeing his stunning new bride, 27. He told OK! magazine: “I cried as soon as the day started. Seeing Tia walk up the aisle before Kate set me off. It was just so emotional. "There was just no going back on the emotion, that’s why I had to keep my shades on! Seeing Tate and Lorenz walk Kate down the aisle was particularly poignant and we wouldn’t have wanted to do it any other way. They were so proud and they c...
Mikel Obi’s Relationship With Olga Diyachenko Threatened Over Turkey Move
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Mikel Obi’s Relationship With Olga Diyachenko Threatened Over Turkey Move

Olga Diyachenko, girlfriend of former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi has threatened to dump the Chelsea legend over his transfer move to Trabzonspor this summer. We had reported that Mikel joined the Turkish Super Lig side after leaving English club, Middlesbrough. According to AOIFootball, Olga has threatened Mikel that she will no longer come to Turkey to visit him with her children. The report added that Olga is not happy with the 32-year-old after he left England for Turkey, adding that the pair relationship has gone sour. Mikel and Olga have two twin daughters, Ava and Mia. “I can confirm to you that all is not seemingly fine with them. Olga doesn’t like the city and has taken the children back to their base,” the newspaper quoted a source as saying. “In fa...
Mikel Obi Set To Quit Trabzonspor
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Mikel Obi Set To Quit Trabzonspor

Former Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi may quit Trabzonspor just two months after joining the club, reports from Turkey have revealed. The 32-year-old signed a two-year deal with an option of another year at the club in July, but has found it difficult adjusting to life in Trabzon, according to a source close to the player. “There’s a lot of expectation from the club with regards to Mikel,” the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Sports Extra. “And he is ready to play for the team despite the early pressure, but he wants his family around him,which he can’t do at the moment.” Mikel, who has made four appearances since joining the club (two starts and two substitute appearances), is also unsettled following the decision of his partner, Olga Diyachenko, to stop v...
Monaco forward Onyekuru returns to Galatasaray
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Monaco forward Onyekuru returns to Galatasaray

The Super Eagles forward returned to Istanbul on Monday after helping Leonardo Jardim’s men secure their first point of the season Monaco summer-signing Henry Onyekuru has returned to Turkey to reunite with his former Galatasaray teammates and coaches. After helping Monaco to a 2-2 draw against Nimes on Sunday, the Nigeriainternational visited the Lions’ training at Florya Metin Oktay Facilities the following day Onyekuru spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Galatasaray where he scored 16 goals in 39 appearances and won the domestic double of the Super Lig and Turkish Cup.
Daniel Sturridge joins Trabzonspor on three-year deal
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Daniel Sturridge joins Trabzonspor on three-year deal

Daniel Sturridge has joined Trabzonspor on a three-year contract. The former England striker has moved to Turkey after his Liverpool contract expired following six years at Anfield. Sturridge had been linked with a host of clubs this summer with Marseille, DC United and Aston Villa all tipped to move for the 29-year-old. But he failed to agree a move and he arrived in Turkey earlier this week ahead of his switch to Trabzonspor. Sturridge, who has also had spells with Manchester City, Chelsea and Bolton, was given a two-week ban earlier this summer after being found guilty of breaching betting rules. Sturridge joins former Chelsea teammate John Obi Mikel at Trabzonspor, who also signed Alexander Sorloth on loan from Crystal Palace this summer.
Roma sign €19m Veretout from Fiorentina on initial loan deal
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Roma sign €19m Veretout from Fiorentina on initial loan deal

Linked with a transfer to the Italian capital all summer long, the midfielder has finally wrapped up his move Roma have announced the signing of Jordan Vereteout from Fiorentina as the former France Under-21 international joins initially on loan for one season before the club is obliged to purchase the player outright for €16 million (£14m/$18). The loan fee will cost the Giallorossi €1m, with the player already having signed a five-year deal that will see him tied to Stadio Olimpico until 2024. Roma will also have to pay up to €2m in variable bonus fees depending on certain sporting criteria. A World Cup winner at U23 level, Veretout made up part of a three-man midfield that lifted the trophy in Turkey in 2013, the Ancenis native lining up alongside Paul Pogba and Geoffrey Kond...
Sneijder hits out at ‘bullsh*t people talking sh*t’ over claims he paid ex-wife €15m
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Sneijder hits out at ‘bullsh*t people talking sh*t’ over claims he paid ex-wife €15m

The 35-year-old took to Instagram to dismiss rumours that he paid off his ex-wife and says they are still on good terms despite the split Wesley Sneijder has dismissed reports that he paid Yolanthe Cabau a €15 million (£13m/$17m) settlement in their divorce. Earlier this year reports emerged that Sneijder and the actress had split after the former Netherlands star admitted in an Instagram post in March that he had "messed up several times". The pair were in the headlines in Turkey again this week when it was claimed that Yolanthe had demanded more money from Sneijder but settled for €15m.
Kenneth Omeruo dedicates daughter in Turkey
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Kenneth Omeruo dedicates daughter in Turkey

Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo and his wife, Chioma, dedicated their first child, Chairein Omeruo, yesterday May 26th. The defender who plays for CD Leganés on loan from Chelsea,  welcomed his daughter in November 2018.              
Socceroo Behich seals return to Turkey
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Socceroo Behich seals return to Turkey

The Aussie defender was struggling for game time in the Netherlands Socceroos left-back Aziz Behich has signed a three-year deal with Turkish Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir. Behich had spent the season with Eredivisie side PSV but struggled to break into the team, playing just 70 minutes in the league. The 28-year-old had spent five years prior to his move to the Netherlands in Turkey with Bursaspor and has sealed his return to the country with a side that just fell short of silverware this season.
This New ₦4.32 Trillion Istanbul Airport Will Be The Biggest In The World
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This New ₦4.32 Trillion Istanbul Airport Will Be The Biggest In The World

Istanbul Ataturk Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world with 70 million annual passengers. On April 6, it officially ceased operations and all commercial flights were transferred to Turkey’s new flagship international airport. The airport’s first phase of construction, which includes three runways and 15 million square feet of terminal space, is finished. There are four phases to be completed by 2025, with a total cost of about $12 billion. The new airport covers 76 million square meters (more than 818 million square feet or 18,780 acres) and can currently handle 90 million passengers a year in phase one. When the entire airport is completed, it will be able to handle 200 million passengers a year. That will make it the world’s biggest airport by passenger traffic. I...
Ex-convict, Who Stole Turkey Lands Back In Jail For Stealing Chicken
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Ex-convict, Who Stole Turkey Lands Back In Jail For Stealing Chicken

A man identified as Mubarak Abdullahi has been sentenced to jail for stealing chicken. The 29-year-old ex-convict was sentenced by a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, to five months in prison. Abdullahi, who resides at Angwan Hausawa Karmo, had pleaded guilty to the three counts of being in possession of a chicken suspected to be stolen, idleness and constituting nuisance. The convict pleaded with the court saying, “Please sir, temper justice with mercy, times are hard, and no work in the country.” Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Ijeoma Ukagha, told the court that one Mohammed Ismailia, a team of vigilance group at Idu Gbagji, arrested and took him to the Karmo Police Station on Monday. The prosecutor said that the convict has been prosecuted before for stea...
Steve Hanke: Nigeria Ranked Sixth Most Miserable Country In The World
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Steve Hanke: Nigeria Ranked Sixth Most Miserable Country In The World

An economist from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, Steve Hanke, has ranked Nigeria as the sixth most miserable country in the world. The ranking is titled, Hanke’s Annual Misery Index 2018: The World’s Saddest (And Happiest) Countries. Writing in the Forbes magazine of March 28, the economist notes that Misery Index is calculated using economic indices such as unemployment, inflation and the rates banks charge on loans. “In the sphere of economics, misery tends to flow from high inflation, steep borrowing costs and unemployment,” Hanke warns. The Index notes that the high rate of unemployment in Nigeria contributes largely to its unflattering rating on the Misery Index. Hanke, in his explanatory note wrote, “The original Misery Index was just a simple sum of a nat...
Moses yet to overturn decision on retirement, says Gernot Rohr
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Moses yet to overturn decision on retirement, says Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has stated that former International, Victor Moses is yet to reverse his decision not to play for the country, as Nigeria is set to hoist her flag at the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) slated for June in Egypt. Moses announced his retirement from the national team after the not too impressive performance of Nigeria at the Mundial in Russia, citing personal reasons.However, the Super Eagles qualified for continent’s biggest football fiesta with a game in hand fixed for March 22 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State. The Chelsea player, who is on loan with Turkey’s Fenerbahce was, speculated to have been recalled for this month’s games against Seychelles and Egypt, which has not happened. Speaking to the official website of Confe...
Nigerian Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire Ibrahim Isah Dies
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Nigerian Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire Ibrahim Isah Dies

The Nigerian Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire Ibrahim Isah dies. He died after a protracted illness. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed that the envoy, a career diplomat, died on Tuesday in Abidjan. The MFA spokesman, George Edokpa, said in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and members of staff of the Ministry received the sad news of his death with great shock. It prayed the Almighty God to grant his family and the nation the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. Isah, who hailed from Niger State, joined the Nigerian Foreign Service in 1983 and served in different capacities both at the headquarters and in various Missions. He served at the Nigerian High Commission in Sierra Leone, Consulate-General in ...
Eaglets Prepare for U-17 Nations Cup with Invitational Tourney in Turkey
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Eaglets Prepare for U-17 Nations Cup with Invitational Tourney in Turkey

Five-time world champions Golden Eaglets of Nigeria will participate in an invitational tournament in Turkey as part of its preparations for the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations scheduled for Tanzania in April. Nigeria’s U-17 boys swept all before them at the WAFU U-17 Tournament in Niger Republic in September 2018 to pick up the trophy and also qualified as West Zone B’s flagbearers in the continental finals in Tanzania, following an adjustment to the format of the qualifiers. Coach Manu Garba, a former Nigerian international who also led the team to global triumph in the UAE six years ago, has assured that his boys have imbibed the mentality of champions without the overconfidence that sometimes constitutes the soft underbelly of such mentality. The invitational tournament in Turke...
Winter Transfer: Fenerbahce Loan Offer for Victor Moses
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Winter Transfer: Fenerbahce Loan Offer for Victor Moses

                                      Victor Moses another loan spell looms Fenerbahce of Turkey is believed to have made a loan offer for Chelsea winger Victor Moses. Moses, 28, has been frozen out by Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, making just five appearances this season. He featured prominently in Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 formation as Chelsea won the Premier League title in 2017. But Sarri’s change to a back-four has left Moses, naturally a winger, on the sidelines. Turkish publication TRT Spor claims yesterday that Fenerbahce have held talks with Chelsea about signing Moses, with the deal believed to be a loan. The Super Lig club are trying to avoid a shock relegation – they are second from bottom and one point from safety. Fenerbahce chiefs believe Moses could boost th...
Onazi Begins Recovery Process After Successful Surgery
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Onazi Begins Recovery Process After Successful Surgery

Super Eagles star, Ogenyi Onazi has began his recovery process after successful surgery in Istanbul, Turkey earlier last week. The midfielder has flown to Seychelles Island for the holidays and also starting his recovery process. With the surgery done and successful, Onazi has also taken time to appreciate the fans who wished him the best during his trying period posting a short video on his page also stating that in football there are several stages with long term injuries a part of it. The midfielder picked up the injury in Tranzonspor’s 4 – 1 win over Rizespor and was substituted off the match in the 32nd minute for Juraj Kucka. Onazi’s time of return have not been stipulated but the former Lazio of Italy man is at risk of missing out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation. ...
WTH??? Naked Woman Is Arranged Like A Thanksgiving Turkey And Laid Out On The Dinner Table With Other Meals (+18 Photos/ Video)
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WTH??? Naked Woman Is Arranged Like A Thanksgiving Turkey And Laid Out On The Dinner Table With Other Meals (+18 Photos/ Video)

A naked woman was bound hand and feet like a turkey and laid out on a dining table surrounded by other bowls of food. The woman, who is a porn star known as Real KKVSH or as "That s3xy tongue girl", had her skin slathered in oil to make it glossy. She also had fruits placed strategically on her body. This made her look like a dressed turkey ready to be eaten. Surrounding her on the dinner table were bowls of food, wine, fruits, candles, plates and more.     "Happy Thanksgiving.  I’m a turkey today," she captioned the video. Watch the video below.    
Georgina Onuoha Shares Beautiful Photo With Her Mom And Daughters In Matching Outfits As They Celebrate Thanksgiving
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Georgina Onuoha Shares Beautiful Photo With Her Mom And Daughters In Matching Outfits As They Celebrate Thanksgiving

Former Nollywood actress, Georgina Onuoha, who is based in the US, shared this beautiful photo of herself rocking matching outfit with her mom and daughters as they posed for Thanksgiving.   She wrote: Happy Thanksgiving ??? from my family to yours. I am thankful for life, family and great friends like you all. You’ve made this a special journey for me and have contributed to my advancement, you all are included in my gratitude. Thanks a million guys and have a happy turkey? eating dinner
TV Presenter Collapses As He Suffers Heart Attack Live On Air (video)
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TV Presenter Collapses As He Suffers Heart Attack Live On Air (video)

A TV presenter in Turkey suffered a heart attack during a live broadcast and collapsed. Sukru Oytan, a sports presenter, had been fitted with a pacemaker just 10 days prior, after being diagnosed with arrhythmia — slow or irregular heartbeats. The pacemaker is a device connected to people’s heart muscles and can relieve some arrhythmia symptoms such as fatigue and fainting. If your heart rate is too slow, it sends an electrical signal to the heart muscle to start a heartbeat. A viral video footage shows Oytan slump suddenly on the desk in front of him, before sliding off his chair and falling onto the studio floor. Oytan was analysing the Sports Toto 1st League Eskisehirspor-Umraniyespor match when he paused suddenly. After a short silence, he can be seen leaning with his head ...