Month: August 2016

David Luiz is returning to Chelsea 

Chelsea Football Club have agreed terms with Paris Saint-Germain for the transfer of David Luiz back to London for a fee of around £34m. The Brazilian who joined the French side  on a five-year deal in 2014 is in London for a medical. Discussions are ongoing and the 29 year-old is reportedly keen on...

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Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg hangs out with Nigerian celebrities

The billion dollar gathering! American programmer, Internet entrepreneur and founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg who arrived Nigeria on Tuesday and visited tech startups Andela as well as the Co-Creation Hub also hung out with some of Nigeria’s finest celebrities today. Richard Mofe-Damijo, DJ Cuppy, Basketmouth, Rita Dominic, Chidinma, Yemi Alade and Kunle Afoloyan met with the 7th richest man in the world...

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Chelsea sign defender Marcos Alonso

Fiorentina have announced the sale of  25-year-old defender, Marcos Alonso to Chelsea. The former Bolton Wanderers player joined the Antonio Conte-led side for an undisclosed fee on a five-year deal He told Chelsea’s official website. “I’m very happy. It’s a step up in my career and I think this is the perfect place for me to continue developing. It’s time for me to win some titles. It was an easy decision for me to make when I heard the club were interested in signing me. “My family and close friends know Chelsea is the club I have dreamed about playing...

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Sergio Aguero faces possible suspension over ‘elbow’ incident

The world is calling for a ban on Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero after he elbowed West Ham’s Winston Reid during their 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium today. The ugly incident happened at the 76th minute of the game after the pair contended for a long clearance from goalkeeper Adrian. During the course, Kun Aguero swung his elbow against his opponent leaving the latter to clutch his neck in pain and eventually leave the game.  More bewildering to fans is that the red card offence was overlooked and he was allowed to continue the game. Aguero could be charged...

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Solution to the Niger Delta Problem: How To Appease the Warring Militants | By: Tony Ogunlowo

Ever since oil was discovered in the Niger Delta more than sixty years ago the lives of the people, there, has been blighted by widespread ecological and environmental pollution. It has reduced people’s life expectancy, led to the abandonment of their primary occupations as farmers and fishermen as oil pollution has destroyed both land and fishing grounds. There is widespread unemployment and general unrest. This has led to general dissatisfaction amongst the people and is partially to blame for the renewed calls for the re-establishment of the defunct Biafra republic. Disillusioned and unemployed youths have taken to arms destroying...

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Thisday Style celebrates designer, Deola Sagoe at 50.

Deola Sagoe 50? She looks 20 years younger. One has to wonder how she has managed to stem the tide of time. The ace Nigerian designer was featured in the latest edition of Thisday Style and leading photographer, TY Bello had this to say about the shoot. DEOLA SAGOE: THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM   My portraits of Deola Sagoe  are on the cover of today’s Thisday style . You should go out and get this one . Her interview is amazing .  I remember telling her over the phone the images I had of her in my head . I...

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Joseph Yobo to help prisons’ inmates secure bail

In a very surprising move, ex Nigeria international, Joseph Yobo has vowed to help inmates currently awaiting trials in the prisons secure bail through his foundation. The ex Nigerian captain made this revelation at the inauguration of Ikoyi Prisons Football Academy in Lagos.  “I have never been to the prisons in my life, but on getting to Ikoyi prisons, I realised the importance to give hope and life to someone. The Joseph Yobo Foundation is ready to do everything within it means to grant bail to as many as possible that are awaiting trial especially those in the facility’s...

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Transfer business is over at Manchester United – Mourinho confirms

Manchester United’s business with the transfer market is over, coach Jose Mourinho has confirmed. The Red Devils splashed a hefty price on four solid acquisitions. Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba  in the summer and the ex Chelsea manager couldn’t be more happier with the quality of the squad. The Portuguese told MUTV, “I think we’ll have a very quiet week in terms of transfers. I am more than happy with the squad. “It’s the first time I’ve worked with such a number of players because I’m used to working with 20 plus the keepers, and we...

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Full #UEL draw for the 2016/17 group stage

48 clubs, 12 groups, one trophy. The EuropaLeague draw for the 2016/2017 group stage was unveiled today. Find out who your favourite team was pitted against. The UEFA Europa League group stage 2016/17 Group A: Manchester United (ENG), Fenerbahçe (TUR), Feyenoord (NED), Zorya Luhansk (UKR). Group B: Olympiacos (GRE), Apoel (CYP), Young Boys (SUI), Astana (KAZ).  Group C: Anderlecht (BEL), St-Étienne (FRA), Mainz (GER), Gabala SC (AZE). Group D: Zenit (RUS), AZ Alkmaar (NED), Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR), Dundalk (IRL). Grupo E: Viktoria Plzen (CZE), AS Roma (ITA), Austria Wien (AUT), Astra Giurgiu (ROU). Group F: Athletic Club (ESP), Genk (BEL), Rapid Wien (AUT), Sassuolo (ITA). Group G: Ajax (NED), Standard Liège (BEL), Celta (ESP), Panathinaikos (GRE). Group H: Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR), Braga (POR), Gent (BEL), Konyaspor (TUR).  Group I: Schalke...

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Thierry Henry named assistant manager of Belgium national team

Arsenal FC legend and sports pundit, Henry Thierry has been named the assistant manager of Belgium National team. He will be working alongside the team’s handler, Roberto Martinez. This shocking news is coming less than 2 months after the 39 year-old fell out with Arsene Wenger after the latter asked him to quit his role as a pundit on Sky...

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The Love Affair between Young Nigerians and Disruptive Mobile Technology

Young Nigerians are mobile-first people – technology is inspiring young entrepreneurs to create businesses that could not have existed in the past We are all familiar with the stereotype of the young entrepreneur; technology whizz kids with all the latest mobile devices and the ability to multitask as they type hundreds of words a minute. Sage’s Walk With Me report (http://APO.af/YnHEo3), – which examines the key characteristics, attitudes and behaviours of young entrepreneurs around the world – confirms that there is plenty of truth in this picture of how young people work and interact with technology. What’s more, our research in Nigeria and 15 other countries shows that we are just at the beginning of a major shift in how businesses are run as the young entrepreneurs make their presence felt. Mobile technology has already made us all much more productive and helped companies of all sizes to reduce costs and become more efficient, but most young entrepreneurs see plenty of opportunities to do even much more with the tools and apps available at their disposal. Some of the most interesting local findings on Nigerian young entrepreneurs include: 96% say that they still feel the same excitement about their business as they did when they first started it 44% say they will start over 5 businesses in their lifetime 42% say they would have still been able to run their business with the...

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Cristiano Ronaldo named 2016 UEFA Best Player in Europe

Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo has emerged UEFA Best Player in Europe award Ronaldo. The 32 year-old joins fierce rival, Lionel Messi as the second player to win the award twice. “Of course, I feel happy because it was an unbelievable season,” Ronaldo said. “But it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t mention these two amazing players [Bale and Griezmann]. Griezmann, I am sorry for your loss to Portugal in the final, but you are an amazing player. It was an unbelievable season.” He said after receiving the...

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The official result of the UEFA Champions League Draw

The group stage draw for the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League took place today, August 25 at 6pm CET, 5pm BST at the UEFA headquarters in Monaco. Above are the results. I think all English teams should have no excuse for not making it out of the Group stages. Group C is really bleeding. Group A and Group F feature some lethal names. What are your...

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Claudio Bravo completes Manchester City move

Barcelona FC skipper, Claudio Bravo has successfully completed his move to Manchester City. The Chile international who flew to England on Tuesday and had his medical on Wednesday was snapped up for £17million. Speaking on his four-year deal, the 33 year-old who made 75 appearances for the Catalans said: ‘I’m very proud to be joining Manchester City. I know the club is building something very special and I hope I can be part of many successes in the coming years.  ‘I have followed City’s progress in recent years and obviously know some of my new team-mates from the Copa America....

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Man United is my last club in Europe

  Manchester United midfielder, Bastian Schweinsteiger has pledged his allegiance to the club despite being unable to make a first team appearance this season. The 32 year-old who left Bayern Munich last year made 18 appearances for the Red Devils last season is ready to give his best whenever he is called upon. “MUFC will be my last club in Europe. I respect other clubs, but Manchester United was the only one which could make me leave Bayern Munich. I will be ready, if the team needs me. This is all I can say about the current situation. I want...

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All you need to know about the 2016/2017 Champions League group stage draw

The draw for the group stage draw for the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League takes place on Thursday, August 25 at 6pm CET, 5pm BST at the UEFA headquarters in Monaco. The 32 teams will be put into four pots, with one team from each pot going into each of the eight groups. Pot 1 consists of the current title holders (Real Madrid) and the winners of the top-seven ranked nations at the end of the 2014/15 season. Pots 2-4 are decided by each side’s UEFA club coefficient at the end of last season. Clubs from the same association cannot...

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Carlo Ancelotti appoints son as assistant coach

The Ancelottis Bayern Munich coach, Carlo Ancelotti has joined the growing list of managers who have appointed their sons important roles in football. The former Chelsea handler has named his son, Davide Ancelotti as the club’s assistant coach. The 27 year-old who worked as a fitness coach at Real Madrid during the latter’s spell was an ex youth player at AC Milan but went on to study sports science after failing to measure up at the Serie A club. He became promoted to Assistant Coach after learning the German language for 8 months. He explained his new role on...

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It is bursting at the seams for Asisat Oshoala

2016 has certainly been a good one for Arsenal Ladies forward, Asisat Oshoala. Days after she was unveiled as ambassador of Nairabet, the Nigeria soccer sensation has penned a new deal with Capital Oil and Gas Nigeria. She was unveiled in a brief ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Docklands, London, which also had Super Eagles star Kenneth Omeruo and her manager in attendance. the 2015 CAF African Women’s Player of the Year winner pledged to continue doing the nation and club proud. The business magnate who also agreed to be a patron of Oshoala’s foundation announced that he will soon float a...

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Mario Balotelli rejected by Serie A outfit Sassuolo

The quest for Liverpool’s forgotten man, Mario Balotelli to find a new side is far from over as Serie A outfit, Sassuolo turn down the chance to sign him. The Italian striker who was once labelled as the paradigm of the modern footballer has been excluded from Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp’s plans and told he can leave the club this summer.  Sassuolo chief executive Giovanni Carnevali told RaiSport’s Zona11pm show, ‘Mino Raiola (his agent) offered us Balotelli, but we refused.’ Turkish side Besiktas, Nantes as well as Everton are some of the clubs who have reportedly indicated interest in the...

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Calling on all Fashion Entrepreneurs! Attend ‘The Unveil 2016’ fashion and exhibition show.

The next largest fashion and exhibition show in Nigeria is here. THE UNVEIL 2016 Are you a Fashion designer?, would you like to showcase your designs on our runway and exhibit them for sale at our exhibition? Are you a vendor? would you like to showcase your products for sale at our exhibition on the 18th September 2016 at Muri-Okunola Park, Victoria Island beside Law school. All interested designers should contact LizziesClosetNG via email : lizziesclosetng@gmail.com Instagram : @lizziesclosetng Or call 09034858950 for more...

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