Month: September 2016

Comedian, Seyi Law and wife welcome first child

Nigerian Comedian, Seyi Aletile, fondly called Seyi Law is in cloud nine at the moment. The funny man and his wife, Stacy Ebere have a new addition to their beautiful family. “And today, the Lord blessed my household. After 5 years of marriage and exactly 9 years after we met, God has blessed us with a beautiful baby girl. Ladies and Gentlemen, help us welcome our  Princess: CHIDERA OLUWADEMILADEOLA TIWALOLUWA AVIELLA Aletile.  Glory be to God Almighty. Baby, Mother and Father are doing well.” He announced on his instagram page. The couple renewed their vows as they celebrated their...

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Olamide, WizKid nominated for the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards

Nigerian hip-hop stars, Olamide and Wizkid have been nominated in the Best African Act, category of the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards. The talented duo are pitted against Black Coffee, Cassper Nyovest and Alikiba. Olamide has also been nominated for two other distinguished awards- the Movement Of Black Origin awards and the MTV Africa Music Award on the Best African Act and Best Hip- Hop Act categories...

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Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho make 2016 Golden Boy Award shortlist.

Nigerian Internationals, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho have become the first Nigerians to make it to the 2016 Golden Boy Award shortlist. The Golden Boy Award is dedicated to honouring the best player below the age of 21 in the European nation’s cup division. Other names included in the list include Tottenham’s Dele Alli, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Andreas Christensen and Nathan, Leicester City’s Demarai Gray, Liverpool’s Marko Grujic and Manchester City’s Leroy Sane. Iheanacho has made 30 appearances in the Premier League, scored 10 goals and made 4 assists. Iwobi on thr other hand has made 17 appearances,...

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‘We all make mistakes. We still love you’ – Nicolas Anelka tells Sam Allardyce

Former Chelsea player, Nicolas Anelka, has reached out to his former boss, Sam Allardyce who lost his job as England manager after he used his position to negotiate a £400,000 deal.  Anelka who worked with the embattled former national team coach sent an emotional message to the former Sunderland boss on social media. “So sorry for this story big sam! U were the right man for England and I still believe u are! Doesn’t matter what u did or what u said we all do mistakes … The most important is we still love u! Thanks for everything”. He...

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Sunderland to pay €10.5 Million to Inter Milan for a player that has left the club.

Sunderland have been forced to pay Inter Milan a sum of €10.5 for the loan transfer of Ricardo Alvarez back in September 2014.  The Argentine international who joined the English side temporarily played 11 times and scored once after struggling with a knee injury. The clause inserted in the deal meant Sunderland would go on and purchase the player because the Black Cats avoided relegation to the Championship. Sunderland argued that they did not need to pay the amount because they had signed a player who needed knee surgery.  Both clubs took the matter to the Centre for Arbitration...

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Ibrahimovic’s body movements is a disappointment- Owen

Despite netting the only goal in United’s victory over Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League last night, Swedish striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s performance has been criticised by former English footballer, Michael Owen. He told BT Sport. “His movement disappoints me a bit. He just stands a lot. Because of his height he gets away with it. There was no movement from him tonight. He just tends to stand at the back post and wait for the ball. There were a few crosses tonight and he stayed in the same...

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Ronaldo’s jet crashes in Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo’s £15 million Gulfstream G200 private jet which he purchased last year crash landed at the El Prat runway in Barcelona after landing gear broke away on impact leaving its undercarriage scratched and damaged. The pilot suffered minor injuries but others were unhurt. It reportedly skidded off of the tarmac and came to a halt on the grass. “The plane is normally rented by companies and it was in use by one of them. Cristiano Ronaldo, his family or friends were not on the plane. The incident had no major consequences.” A source close to the Bernabeu star...

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APC’s Godwin Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) Mr. Godwin Obaseki winner of the Edo State gubernatorial election. He garnered a total of 319,483 votes while his arch rival, Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the Peoples Democratic Party , polled 253, 173 votes. In total  613,244 votes were cast with  582,299 declared as valid votes and 30,945 ...

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Dillish Matthews stuns in Nigerian native outfit

Namibian Beauty Former Big Brother Africa 2013 Winner Dillish Matthews who visited Lagos recently took out time for a Nigerian Native shoot planned by Tara Adesemowo, A makeup & beauty expert, CEO of Taries Beauty Lounge.  Makeup, Photography and Styling- @tariesbeautylounge Aso Oke- @ceomaniaalasooke Accessories-...

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How Sam Allardyce was brought down by greed

By now, we must have read about Sam Allardyce’s humiliating exit from his dream ‘England’ job just after one game in charge and 67 days at the helm. The 61 year-old is expected to face the Football Association following revelations in an undercover newspaper investigation about comments he made, specifically on third-party ownership and offering advice to businessmen on how to “get around” the governing body’s rules on transfers.  According to him, he was only doing a friend Scott McGarvey, whom he has known for 30 years a favour and he held meetings with people, who were undercover reporters posing...

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Yemi Alade Joins Jennifer Hudson, Pixie Lott, Steve Aoki & More For Shell’s #MakeTheFuture Campaign

  Wave-making artiste, Yemi Alade is set to feature on Shell’s #MakeTheFuture Global music video alongside American music star, Jennifer Hudson, Pixie Lott, Steve Aoki, Luan Santana & Tan Wei Wei. Shell through its #MakeTheFuture campaign is highlighting the need for greater collaboration to create more and cleaner energy by bringing to life innovations from six smart energy start-ups. Spur by the increased demand for energy, which now contributes to climate by the ways it is being provided as well as costing the earth’s valuable resources, Shell said: “We need more and cleaner energy.” “That is why we launched our #makethefuture campaign, our call for collaboration to...

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“I’m not stupid and he’s intelligent”. Zidane plays down Ronaldo rift

Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane has denied rumours of a rift with Cristiano Ronaldo following the latter’s substitution at the 72nd minute of Real Madrid’s game with Las Palmas yesterday. The Bernabeu star was visibly angry and reportedly told him off in hushed tones as he was subbed off, an incident that generated attention in the media but the ex France international insists both parties are cool.  “Everything is normal. Cristiano wasn’t the only one angry after the game but it’s over now and we are thinking about tomorrow’s game,” the Frenchman said “I understand the level of attention...

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Style King! Pep Guardiola covers GQ magazine

Call him  a style king and you won’t be wrong. That Manchester City player, Pep Guardiola has a keen and undeniable sense of fashion is one fact that is eternally closed for debate. On several occasions, he’s been seen on the touchline looking smart and dapper in bespoke and well-fitted suits. On some nights, he sports well-fitted overcoats and his separate jacket and trouser combinations having never been a disappointment. The City boss is the on the cover of the October edition of the Spanish GQ magazine and he looks nothing short of amazing. The 45 year-old donned a...

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Xabi Alonso hails ‘amazing’ Pep

Bayern Munich player, Xabi Alonso has done an appraisal of his former boss, Pep Guardiola who now holds the forte at the Etihad Stadium. In three months in charge, Guardiola has won all of his 10 competitive matches and even equalled the record set by former coach, Carlo Ancelotti and this has left the ex-Real Madrid player in awe. He told Marca.”Pep has a natural talent to understand football and to then transform that understanding on to his players.” “He likes to have the ball and for his players to show courage and you can just feel this. What...

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PSG’s Serge Aurier handed two-month prison sentence

Cote d’Ivoire and Paris Saint-Germain defender, Serge Aurier, has been handed a two-month prison sentence for violence against a police officer. He elbowed a policeman who asked him to take a breathalyzer test as he entered his car outside the Champs Elysees night club near Paris on May 30, 2016 He was handed a £521 fine and ordered to pay £1,300 in court costs. Because it is a ‘convertible’ sentence, the 23-year-old will serve through community service and will also appeal the sentence. Reacting to the verdict, PSG released a statement saying it had taken note of the decision against Aurier.  “Because...

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I have sleepless nights – Antonio Conte

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte is losing sleep over the club’s issues. The Blues were defeated in their last two games.; against Liverpool and Arsenal and the man at the helm has admitted the team are only good on paper and not on pitch where it really matters. And to keep his job, he’s determined to find solutions to the lingering  problems.  “We must improve a lot of if we want to stay up at the top and not in the middle of the table. Conte said. “But my message is not important. The most important message is the one that arrives...

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Unlearning: The Top Secret to Being Successful | By: Tony Ogunlowo

Photo credit: realsuccess.net We all want to be successful in life; whether it is in our professional or private lives. We want successful relationships’, successful careers and we want to be seen as being successful in everything we do in the eyes of the world. Schools of thought will have us believe that to be successful you need to harness your talent; work hard and it’ll all work out. They are wrong! The true secret to being successful in life is to un-learn everything you think you know. Un-learning means breaking with tradition and setting off on a different...

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Divorce saga: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt release statements

Hollywood star,  Brad Pitt has released a statement in the wake of his split from Oscar-winning wife, Angelina Jolie. The 52 year-old told PEOPLE, “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.” The couple who have been married for two years and been together for 12 years celebrated their wedding anniversary last month. Angie’s attorney, Robert Offer, released a statement on her behalf yesterday. “Angelina has filed for dissolution of the marriage. This decision was made for the health...

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Yaya Toure’s agent fires back at Guardiola

Yaya Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk has issued a response to Pep Guardiola’s apology demands. Angered by Dimitri’s comments about him, the Spaniard today issued an ultimatum to the midfielder saying until his agent apologizes to the club, his teammates and the trainer,Yaya is out from the team”. Well, Yaya’s agent has fired back, stating conditions for tendering his apology. “What do I need to apologise for? Guardiola wins a few games and he thinks he is king. I live in Europe so I can say whatever I like and Guardiola can’t stop me. “Okay, I will apologise to Guardiola...

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Joke Silva unveiled as AIICO Pension Managers brand ambassador

Seasoned actress, Joke Silva has emerged the brand ambassador of AIICO Pension Managers Limited; a professional administration pension fund company in Nigeria. Speaking on the choice of the Theatre doyen, Tunde Ottun, Head of Strategic Planning and Corporate Communications said “Our decision to partner with a brand ambassador was also predicated on the need to infuse a bit of entertainment in the ongoing discussions around retirement planning, in order to ramp up public appeal. Hence, Joke Silva. Being a well-known and respected member of the Nigerian entertainment industry was the first name that came to our mind. We had...

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