Month: November 2016

Victor Moses is PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month

    The rejected stone is now the cornerstone. This best describes Victor Moses this season. The 25 year-old’s scintillating form has seen him win the PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month of November. The Nigeria International who became a regular starter for Antonio Conte has hit the net three times this season. He scored against Burnley in October, against current Champions, Leicester in October and also netted the winning goal for Chelsea last weekend during their 2-1 clash with Tottenham. He has also created 8 chances for the team this season. ”Delighted to receive the PFA Fans Player of...

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Colombia plane crash: Ronaldo reportedly donates 3 million euros to the club and players’ families

  World’s most charitable sport star, Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly donated 3 million Euros to the families of the Brazilian players who died in a plane crash in Colombia yesterday. The Portuguese has supported a humber of charities including Unicef, Save The Children  to mention a few. Last year, he donated 5 million Euros in Nepal shortly after earthquake killed over 8000 citizens of the...

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Plane carrying Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia

It’s a sad day for football.   A charter aircraft carrying members of Brazilian football team, Chapecoense reportedly crashed this morning in Colombia due to lack of fuel. The team was  to play Copa Sudamerica (equivalent to the Europa League in Europe) finals against Atletico Nacional on Wednesday in Medellin. The South American Football Confederation has confirmed that they are suspending all activities until further notice. More than 75 people out of 81 on board have been feared dead.. Rescue operations have been halted due to rain.   May their souls of the departed find repose....

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Dora Akunyili’s daughter’s painting breaks auction record

  Njideka Akunyili, the daughter of Nigeria’s former minister and Director General of NAFDAC Dr. Dora Akunyili who won a prestigious art prize last June is in the news again for another awe-inspiring reason. An intimate self-portrait of her husband, Justin, and her titled ‘Drown’ sold for $1,092,500, more than (N300 million) at the Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale. It reportedly broke her auction record in the...

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Churches, Religiosity and Godliness ~ By: Isaac Aluko Ademoroti

In our land these days, can we truthfully say that it is solely the love of God that motivates those who start or run churches and ministries or could there be other motivating factors that we do not know of?  Is God Himself benefitting in any way from the increase in the number of these churches and ministries? There are those who remain puzzled that despite the number of churches, Nigerians are not necessarily becoming more godly.  In our country, religiousity has simply not translated into godliness.  What then is the positive impact of the increasing number of churches...

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The threat of a new political party| By: Reuben Abati

  When aggrieved politicians within the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) decided to join forces with members of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the All Progressives Peoples Alliance (APGA) to form the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2013, they had well-defined, if not so clearly stated, even if poorly conceived objectives: to send President Goodluck Jonathan out of power, displace the PDP which had clearly become a dominating hegemonic party, exert vengeance and offer the people an alternative. The triumph of the APC in the 2015...

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Bye Legend! Beckham, Thierry, Suarez, others pay tribute to Steven Gerrard

  There has been an outpour of heartfelt tributes to Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard since he announced his retirement from professional football. yesterday. The likes of David Beckham, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Fernando Torres, Patrice Evra, Frank Lampard have taken to their social media platforms to eulogize the former England captain and wish him a happy retirement. In other news,  reports claim Gerrard is close to agreeing a role to coach at LFC’s academy. Barcelona’s Messi wrote: “Personally, I think Gerrard is England’s greatest ever player. I wish him a happy retirement.” Kaka added : We were rivals for a long time and we lived...

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Short Story: Apparition |By: Victoria Adebileje

  Hope was so tired she picked the phone as if in slow motion. “What did you want?” she said into the mouthpiece of the phone to her twin sister in the other room. “What did I want?” “Yeah you just turned my door knob and I heard you go back when you found the door locked.” “I haven’t stepped out of my room in the last one hour.” “That’s odd; someone did come to my door” Hope said with a frown. She transferred the phone to her other hand as her eyes strayed to the door. “Are you...

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King Sunny Ade cuts a dapper figure in new photos!

  Nigerian music legend, King Sunny Ade cuts a dapper figure in these new pictures released ahead of his 70th birthday concert, ‘Sunny On Sunday’ scheduled to take place on December 11.  Photographed by Logor and released by talent management company, Temple Management Company, the picture where the multiple award-winning vocalist amd guitarist donned a smart and crisp suit really caught our eye.   Photo Credit:...

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Samuel Eto’o faces 10-year prison sentence and £12million fine

  Cameroonian footballer, Samuel Eto’o has been accused of tax fraud in Spain. El Pais reports that he defrauded Spanish tax authority of almost £3million from 2006 to 2009 during his spell at Barcelona. If found guilty, he could face at least 10 years in prison. Eto’o allegedly  ran two companies — Bulte 2002 in Spain and Tradesport in Hungary — and this allowed him to transfer his image rights between the two and avoid pay of tax. Spanish prosecutors are not only seeking a prison term for the ex Chelsea forward, they are also demanding a fine of $15.1 million (£12million)...

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Gareth Bale ruled out for 4 months.

  Real Madrid have confirmed that Gareth Bale will undergo surgery on an ankle injury and would be out for 4 months. The Welsh international suffered a traumatic dislocation of his peroneal tendons of his right ankle during his side’s Champions League game with Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday. He will no more feature in any game in 2016 and few months in...

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Steven Gerrard announces retirement from professional football.

We knew he was quitting the MLS but what we never saw coming was his decision to stop lacing the boots. Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from professional football after an illustrious 19- year career. In a lengthy post he made on his instagram page, the 36 year-old thanked his teammates, coaches and family adding that he will announce the next stage of his career soon. Following recent media speculation surrounding my future I can confirm my retirement from playing professional football.I have had an incredible career and am thankful for each and every moment of...

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Super Eagles Now In World Top 50 & Africa’s Best 10 In Latest FIFA Rankings.

  From 60th position in the previous ranking to 50th, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved up ten spots in the latest FIFA rankings for the month of October released today, Thursday, November 24, 2016 world soccer governing body. The reason for this impressive rise in the rankings isn’t far-fetched, the Gernot Rohr-led team have recorded two crucial wins in the past couple of months. three victories from his first three games as coach. In early October, they defeated Zambia 2-1 to pick up their first ever away win against the Chipolopolo in the 2018 World Cup Qualifier and just...

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Bimbo Akintola Wins AFRIFF 2016 Best Actress

  Veteran actress, Bimbo Akintola has won the award for “Best Actress of The Year” at the recently concluded African International Film Festival AFRIFF 2016. She earned her accolade for her performance as the late Dr Stella Adadevoh  in the movie 93 days which was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival and Chicago International Film Festival and is in cinemas across the country. On her role in the movie, the 46 year-old said, “It was a huge honour for me to take on the character of such an inspiring woman. Learning about her life was an interesting challenge for me...

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Spanish court calls for 2-year prison sentence for Neymar

  A Spanish public prosecutor, Jose Perals has called for Barcelona player Neymar to be handed 2-year prison sentence following his involvement in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga champions in 2013.  The judge also wants former Barca president Sandro Rosel jailed for 5 years and Barca fined 8.4 million euros ($8.9 million). The Brazilian became enmeshed in a corruption scandal after  a Brazilian investment group, DIS, which owned 40 percent of Brazil forward Neymar’s transfer rights alleged it received less money than it was entitled to as Barca concealed the real transfer fee.  Jose Barral,...

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Struggling to look stylish? Get some inspiration from 85 year-old Ali!

  Age has nothing on Ali’s sense of style. The doctor-turned tailor may be 85 but his fashion game is remarkably strong. A photographer, Zoe Spawton has spent 3 years taking pictures of this stylish man. Spawton does not only photograph the Turkish/German octogenarian on a daily basis on the streets of Berlin, she has also dedicated a blog, ‘What Ali Wore’ in his honour....

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Seen Charles Novia’s list of best actresses of 2016?

  Charles Novia’s Blog  has released it’s annual ‘ Top 5 Best Actress/Best Actor’ list. the writer, Charles Novia; an actor, filmmaker and critic said there was a competitive slant in the quality of acting in the industry. See the actresses who made this year’s cut. The year 2016 has been quite an interesting one for Nollywood as one could arguably conclude that more than ever, there were more exciting films released by Nollywood filmmakers at the Box Office than ever in the past five years. With a couple more to look forward to before the year draws the...

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Didier Drogba to leave Montreal Impact at the end of the season.

  Didier Drogba has confirmed he will leave Montreal Impact at the end of the season. He’s played in his last home game against Toronto FC few days ago, he was cheered in the 71st minute of the game and given a special farewell tribute on the field after the match. In 18 months, the Ivorian has scored 22 goals and provided 4 assists in 32 games for the MLS club. “My contract ends at the end of the season and I won’t be returning. I want to end things well, out of respect for everything the people here, the city, have given...

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Comedienne, Emmanuella Crowned Princess Of Comedy In Australia

  Young Nigerian female comedienne, Emmanuella Samuel has become the youngest recipient of the Afro -Australia Music & Movie Awards (AAMMA). She was also been crowned the Princess of Comedy by the Australian Government. Her uncle, Mark Angel was honoured with a leadership Award. Established by Scrim Entertainment, The AAMMA Awards celebrates artistes of African origin irrespective of borders or national identities. The 5 year-old was branded simply phenomenal by the organisers. Past recipients include 2face Idibia, Vivica A Fox, Ramsey Nouah , Anne Kansiime , Desmond Elliot, Monalisa Chinda, Pascal Atuma , John Dumelo , Mercy Johnson, Awilo Longomba to mention a...

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