Month: January 2016

Ex Super Eagles player, Emmanuel Emenike joins West Ham

West Ham have signed ex Nigeria international, Emmanuel Emenike on loan until the end of the season from Fenerbahçe.  “West Ham United are delighted to announce the signing of Nigeria centre-ahead Emmanuel Emenike on mortgage till the top of the season,” the Premier League membership confirmed on their web site on Sunday night time. “The 28-yr-previous arrives on the Boleyn Floor from Turkish membership Fenerbahce, with the Hammers having the choice to make the switch everlasting in the summertime. “Capped 37 occasions, the powerfully-constructed striker has scored recurrently all through his profession, netting greater than eighty membership objectives, together with seven this season throughout a mortgage spell at Arabian Gulf League aspect Al-Ain within the United Arab Emirates.” The club announced on its website. Speaking about his move, the former Super Eagles player said, “I am very, very happy and very, very excited that I’m here,”    “I have always known West Ham as a great Club. I’ve always been watching them. West Ham’s a great Club and I’m happy to be here.  “I’ve known him [Bilic] for years. When he was at Lokomotiv Moscow, I was at Spartak Moscow, then he came to Besiktas and I was in Fenerbahce, so we’ve known each other for a long time. I’m happy to be here and happy to play for him.       “We’ve followed each other’s careers and...

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John Terry will leave Chelsea at the end of the season

Chelsea legend, John Terry has confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season. The 35 year-old made the revelation after The Blues’ emphatic 5-1 FA Cup victory against MF Dons on Sunday. Terry who joined Chelsea at age 17 in 1998 revealed that he won’t be renewing his contract when it expires this season.    “I was in last week before the Arsenal game and it’s not going to be extended. It’s my last run in the FA Cup so I want to make it a good one. “It’s a big season for me and I want to push on – not just in this competition but in the Premier League as well. I knew before the Arsenal game so mentally I’ve kind of accepted it. We just have to move on. He continued, “They said that when the new manager comes in, things might change. It’s a no at the minute. I needed to know now like I have done every January and sometimes it takes a couple of months to get done. “Unfortunately it was a no. It’s not going to be a fairytale ending, I’m not going to retire at Chelsea. It’s going to be elsewhere, which it took me a couple of days to get over. But my performance isn’t going to change – the way I train, what I give...

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Olumofin brothers deny being bounced from Toolz And Tunde Demuren’s Wedding.

The Olumofin brothers have rubbished claims that they were ordered out of Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru and Tunde Demuren’s traditional wedding ceremony yesterday. The brothers, Joro and Dokun who made headlines last week after having a go at OAP, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi who subtly called them out for crashing society weddings, revealed that they left the venue of the wedding of their own accord.  “We can all agree that a persons wedding is a once in a life time event for which reason Tunde and I had spoken on Wednesday last week and agreed to put drama behind and move forward. We had already decided in view of the previous drama surrounding this event, to cut short our stay at the event, congratulate our friend and leave. That precisely was what we did. At no time was our invitation to the event cancelled and at no time were we requested to leave. As to your questions whether after all this we shall still be friends, the answer is yes.”  They...

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Quack doctors on the prowl!

A pack of professional fraudsters parading as medical doctors is on the prowl in all states of the country. A trained medical Doctor, Femi Ajose just shared his recent encounter with a quack one and has implored Nigerians to seek medical help in appropriate quarters. Read his account below. Yesterday Morning, I parked my car at one of the popular car parks in Marina.  And I was about going out of the park, I sighted a man with a ‘modern’ sphygmomanometer checking the ‘supposed ‘ Blood pressure ‘ of one of the men working at the park. I have heard of such acts severally, so I moved closer to them pretending I wanted to have mine checked too. The machine brought out the BP of the man : 170/ 100mmhg. The ‘street Doctor ‘ snapped and said to his patient ” Oga wahala dey o” I quickly asked, “wetin happen?” He said the Blood sugar is too high and the one in the brain too. The one in the blood is 170 and the one in the brain is 100. The poor patient was SCARED already! Then bargain to sell drugs started. Well, I had to come in.  I showed my ID card to the man. And told him if I wasn’t in a haste I would have handed him over to the police and ensure he’s charged/sued for MURDER and will end in Jail. I helped him. I educated him....

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Chelsea sign Matt Miazga from New York Red Bulls.

Chelsea have announced the signing of Matt Miazga from  Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls. The 20-year-old centre-back who penned a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Blues. He told the club website. “I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, a world famous club with a reputation for major success.I am delighted to be in the Premier League, the best league in the world, and can’t wait to meet my team-mates and get going.  “I am still at the beginning of my career but I believe this is the place to develop and learn from some of the best players in the...

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Wait! Olumofin brothers asked to leave Tunde and Toolz’s wedding???

The Olumofin brothers, Joro and Dokun, no longer need introduction. These two men became extra popular this week after lambasting a popular OAP, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi who called them out for crashing society weddings and further  tagged them social climbers. Ijnfact, she accused them of scrambling for invites for Tunde and Tolu ‘Toolz’s wedding. It was a messy encounter…. Anyways, the brothers made it to the wedding and they turned out turnt! The report just coming in is that they have been asked to leave the ceremony by the couple’s parents.. Someone is laughing...

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Stephanie Linus’ movie, ‘DRY’ to screen at the 24th PAN African Film Festival

After screening around the world, drawing attention while shining light on controversy and receiving acknowledgement from world leaders, Stephanie Linus’ recent production ‘DRY’ has been selected to screen at the largest and most prestigious black film festival in America – the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF). Also called the quintessential Black festival, PAFF is the largest event during Black History Month, celebrated in the U.S. every February and is scheduled to take place from February 4th –15th in Los Angeles. “I am so glad that DRY has been selected to screen at the Pan African Film Festival. One of the dreams I had while making this movie is that it would be seen on several platforms across the world and that dream is coming to life.” – Stephanie Linus said. Also called the quintessential Black festival, PAFF is the largest event during Black History Month, celebrated in the U.S. every February and is scheduled to take place from February 4th–15th in Los Angeles. Sidney Poitier, Phylicia Rashad and Taraji P. Henson and a host of other extraordinary industry professionals both in front and behind camera are amongst those who have been honored by this prestigious festival. ‘DRY’ will be screened on Sunday, February 7th, Saturday, February 13th and Monday, February 15th.  Produced, directed, and starring Nollywood’s A-List actress, Stephanie Linus, the film is an inspired true story that depicts the life of...

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Meet Chelsea’s new signing, Alexandre Pato

Brazilian footballer, Alexandre Pato has joined Chelsea FC on a six-month loan move from Corinthians the reigning champions have announced. The 26 year-old who was pictured in London on Tuesday has 27 caps and 10 goals for his country and scored 19 times in 59 league games for Corinthians. “I am so happy to sign for Chelsea. It is a dream for me. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know my new teammates and cannot wait to play. “I thank Chelsea for their support and hope I can repay this faith to the club and its...

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Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze pictured with Wenger and Kanu at Arsenal

Photo Credit: Colin Udoh For several months, Nigerian wonderkids, Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze have been linked to a move to Arsenal. Going by this picture, which shows them posing with African football legend, Kanu Nwankwo, Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger and CEO, Ivan Gazidis, seems their move has been finalized. The picture was shared by sports journalist, Colin Udoh this morning.   The duo made lasting impressions on the international tournament scene (U-17 World Cup in Chile in...

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Atletico & Real Madrid transfer bans suspended

The Appeal Committee of FIFA has suspended the transfer bans placed on Spanish outfits, Real and Atletico Madrid. Few weeks ago, both clubs were found to have violated several provisions concerning the international transfer and first registration of minor players and were also fined  900,000 and 360,000 Swiss francs respectively. FIFA has however granted the probationary suspension of the sanction pending the outcome of the...

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“I am going to Arsenal to be the best I can”- Kelechi Nwakali

Nigerian wonderkid, Kelechi Nwakali is in London to complete a move to Arsenal FC. The attacking midfielder who earned the player of the tournament award at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup has reportedly agreed a 4 year contract with the club & will have his medical in London before Sunday. He will be be paid around £5m. “I am going to Arsenal to work and try to be the best I can, With God anything is possible, to work hard to justify my claim for first team football.”  He told Nigerian Tribune.  The 17 year-old has also picked the no 25 shirt of Gunners legend, Nwankwo...

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Tributes pour in for Nemanja Vidic after announcing retirement from football

Football fans over the globe, soccer stars, football fans, colleagues and Manchester United legends have paid tributes to former Manchester United defender, Nemanja Vidic who called time on his injury-plagued career today.  “The time has come for me to hang up my boots. The injuries I have had in the last few years have taken their toll. I would like to thank all the players I have played with, all the managers and staff I have worked with, and say a big ‘thank you’ to the fans for their support over the years.” The Serbian wrote on Manchester United website. The 34 year-old  won five Premier League titles and a Champions League with the Red Devils. See some of the Tributes below:   Rio FerdinandVerified account‏@rioferdy5 My man Vida https://www.facebook.com/RioFerdinandOfficial/posts/957163120998270:0 … Michael Carrick ‏@carras16  6h6 hours ago Congrats Vida on an amazing career. I was one of the lucky ones to have played with you. Great memories. Now Golf Phil Jones  ✔@PhilJones4 It was a pleasure to play alongside this man, a player who I always looked up too! A legend @ManUtd Congrats Vida 2:33 PM – 29 Jan 2016 Ashley Young  ✔@youngy18 Played alongside and against him… what a player! One of the greats! #VivaVidic #Legend https://twitter.com/manutd/status/693041251487240192 … 1:43 PM – 29 Jan 2016 Louis Saha  ✔@louissaha08 A Rock has left the game but will remain in my head and in the memory of...

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Don’t let the devil use you. – Uche Jombo tells Chioma Akpotha.

The war train currently touring the Nigerian entertainment industry has made a stop at Nollywood. The latest drama is being scripted by Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha and fellow colleagues, Uche Jombo, Omoni Oboli, Blessing Effiong and Ufuoma Mcdermott. It all started with a tweet from Chioma yesterday sparking rumours of a beef between herself and the other women. The sultry actress shared a picture of her colleagues with the caption ” Sometimes…sisters aren’t REALLY sisters! #2016MindingMyOwnBusiness #StayingOnMyLane #MovingOn” The attention of Uche Jombo was drawn to the post and she swiftly tagged other people who were  mentioned in the tweet. Three of them replied…. But Uche’s reaction was more captivating. Lol. ...

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Short Story: Pristine | By: Morountodun (Vol 9)

Read Parts 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the Pristine series here, here  Here Here here here, here  and here Dara had just finished teaching her first class the following Monday morning when a student met her on the way with a handwritten note. She hurried off to the headmistress’ office where an unfamiliar female corper in uniform sat before the headmistress. “You sent for me, ma?” “Yes, corper Dara,” the woman replied, motioning for her to take a seat. “I’m pleased to inform you that we have a new corper joining us. She has just been redeployed to Gombe and was posted here, and as the ever resourceful person that you are, I thought you might like to meet and welcome her, especially as you are both in the same batch. She’s Uju by name.” Dara and Uju exchanged brief smiles as the headmistress continued, “Corper Uju has just reported here this morning, so she’ll be given the rest of the week off to settle before resuming fully next week. She’ll be occupying the room next to yours at the lodge so please help her get comfortable. I know you must be happy to have a fellow corper in the school now. Congrats.” Dara, shocked, asked Uju, “You relocated to Gombe? Why? My parents have barely forgiven me for not leaving here!” “It’s personal,” Uju replied dismissively. “Alright. I’m sure we’ll get to...

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Fast-rising Nigerian actor, Emmanuel Imani set for Hollywood stardom

Fast-rising British Nigerian actor Emmanuel Imani, who is set to take Hollywood by storm in 2016, with the premiere of his debut Hollywood movie titled Criminal, which sees Imani starring alongside three of the biggest actors in the world – Oscar Award winners Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones, as well as BAFTA Award winner Gary Oldman.   Hailing from South London, Emmanual Imani began his acting career in 2013, making his theatre debut as part of the critically acclaimed play A Thousand Miles Of History, which was directed by Harold Finley. Imani then went on to star in his first feature film, 2014’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, alongside Chris Pine and Oscar Award nominated actress Keira Knightley.   2015 saw Imani starring in British independent feature film Invisible Men. The critically acclaimed film, which was premiered at the 2015 British Urban Film Festival and supported by Channel 4, captured Imani playing a Nigerian immigrant who invites his friend from Nigeria to travel to London to start a new life. He also stars in future horror flick Servants Quarters to be released in the summer.   Later this year, Emmanuel Imani will also be looking to leave his mark on Nigerian theatre, as part of the cast of hugely popular D’Banj-inspired Afrobeats play Oliva Tweest, which will be debuting in Nigeria, as part of the Lagos Theatre Festival. Oliva Tweest first debuted in 2013 at London’s West End to rave reviews, before another at the renowned Hackney Empire last...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets a huge pay-rise, becomes the highest paid footballer in France.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s new remuneration is set to give some football clubs hiccups. The PSG striker has been given a an incredibly huge pay rise. He now earns  €700,000-a-month pay according to a report by Le Parisien. The Sweden international will now receive €1.5 million a month before tax. The 34-year-old ex Barcelona player has scored 17 goals in 17 Ligue 1 games in this...

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