Month: December 2016

Loladeville Blog Exclusive: 16 defining football moments in the year 2016

  2016 – A year littered with so many events that when recounting, it would inaccurate to ask ‘what happened in 2016?’. Instead, a more accurate question would be ‘what did not happen in 2016?’. And this is because across all sectors of life, everything happened! Britain voted to leave a union that they really didn’t want to leave, Americans elected a man that likes to grab women in an interesting region and sports witnessed the biggest upsets anyone can think of. Zeroing on football, let’s do some retrospect and highlight some of the top 16 defining moments, shall?...

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5 Must-Make Health Resolutions for the New Year | By: Badewo Olurogba John

  I’m sure we all make resolutions as we enter a new year. Some we get to fulfill, some others just stay on paper or in our mind. Including the health resolutions below and ensuring you stand by then will do you a lot of good. The journey to good health starts with giving these little things your attention. Eat Fruits and Vegetables Daily Fruits and vegetables have lots of health benefits. Fruits and vegetables are low in calories, high in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and fiber. It’s recommended that we eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day....

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Short Story: New Perspectives | By: Jerry Chiemeke

“Hey, you want me to formally invite you first, right? Nike turned her head away from my direction and continued walking towards the bathroom room……not like my eyes were focused on that part of her body anyway. Sure enough, she had nice eyes and her weave was properly fixed, but I was gazing at something else at that moment. Nike’s butt cheeks bore that aura of perfection, and no, I wasn’t harbouring that opinion simply because I nibbled at it earlier on and watch the juices therefrom grace my jaws. There was that smoothness like none other, and now...

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Kanu Nwankwo Named In 50 World’s Soccer Legends List

African soccer icon, Kanu Nwankwo has been named in The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS)’s 50 World’s Soccer Legends List. This honour comes 4 and 5 years after he hung his boots for country and club. Football heavyweights also featured in the list are Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele), Diego Armando Maradona, Edson Arantes Do Nascimento (PELE) of Brazil. IFFSH Top 50 list of Legends Arthur Antunes Coimbra (Zico) of Brazil ‎Late Manuel Francisco dos Santos (Garrincha) of Brazil Ronaldo Luís Nazário De Lima (Ronaldo) of Brazil Franz Anton Beckenbauer (Beckenbauer) of Germany GERD MÜLLER (Gerd)...

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Sunday Oliseh appointed new coach of Dutch side Fortuna Sittard

Former Nigerian player and Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has been appointed as head coach of the Dutch second tier club Fortuna Sittard. The former captain signed an 18-month contract with the club with an option to extend the contract for another season. He is expected to start work on 2 January, 2017. “With Sunday Oliseh we signed a young and ambitious coach with vision, one players look up to. We were looking for someone who plays attractive football combining it with the will to win. We think Sunday is the right one for this job,” The club’s owner,...

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Tevez reportedly becomes the world’s highest-paid player – earning £615,000 per week

Is China now the choice destination for footballers? Carlos Tevez has officially signed for Shanghai Shenhua from Boca Juniors. The Argentine will earn a reported £34.4m a season at Shanghai Shenhua, a deal that would make him the highest paid footballer in the world. Boca Juniors wished him well at his new club saying, ‘Good luck Carlitos. You will always be in our hearts.’ A Breaking down of his reported wages at Shanghai Shenhua: £2.86m a month £660k a week £94.2k a day £3.92k an hour £65 a...

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Toyin Aimakhu announces change of name

Actress, Toyin Aimakhu has announced a change in her name. The light-skinned thespian now wishes to be addressed as Toyin Abraham. Speaking further, the ‘Alakada’ star said it, “is a family decision and will like to be officially addressed as Toyin Abraham henceforth.”...

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Manuel Neuer Named World’s Best Goalkeeper

The International Federation of Football History & Statistics has named Manuel Neuer the world’s best goalkeeper for the 4th year in a row. The German footballer who won the Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and German Supercup with Bayern this year joins Gianluigi Buffon on four wins. Full list 1. Manuel Neuer (Germany/FC Bayern München) 156 points 2. Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Juventus Torino FC) 91 points 3. Rui Patricio (Portugal/Sporting Portugal) 50 points 4. Claudio Bravo (Chile/FC Barcelona/Manchester City FC) 45 points 5. David De Gea (Spain/Manchester United FC)  37 points 6. Jan Oblak (Slovenia/Club Atletico de Madrid) 31 points 7. Hugo...

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Leicester protest Jamie Vardy’s suspension with Vardy masks.

Following a failed appeal, Leicester City owners have produced 30,000 Vardy masks to protest the striker’s three-match ban. Recall that he was handed a red card during the English champions game with Stoke City on December 17 for a two-footed attack on Mame Biram Diouf. The masks were placed on fans’ seats as Leicester faced Everton today. Jamie Vardy was spotted in the stands with the...

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I am immune to excessive reaction -Wenger

If we were to make a list of top ten most slammed coaches in football in recent times, Arsene Wenger’s name will hang around top four. The Frenchman has confessed he is unfazed by criticisms from fans over their dismal performances and chiefly their position on the log. The Arsenal coach said he will not be distracted as the team tries to contend for the title. Wenger told the club’s official website. “I am not immune to critics. But I am immune to excessive reaction. I have been in the job long enough to put that into perspective as...

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Merry Christmas!

Season’s Greetings Wonderful People! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. May joy never cease in your household and may your dreams and desires come true for you. Thank you for making my year amazing. God bless you all. Look forward to a greater year. Cheers! Ololade Olatunji Managing Editor; Loladeville.com...

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Report: Despite IT Boom, over 90% of Africa Has No Internet Access

  The Internet is one of the most important enablers of social development and education. While Internet services have been quite phenomenal in the rest of the world, access to the Internet remains very low in Africa, especially in the rural communities. According to the Internet World Stats for Africa 2016 (http://APO.af/AvhzA), only 9.3% of people across the African continent are Internet users. “A few years ago anyone who could not read and write was considered illiterate, but today this concept goes further, encompassing people who do not know how to use information and communication technologies. Health organizations and...

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Opinion: The Limitations of Black Magic | By: Tony Ogunlowo

  Nowadays a lot of people are turning to black magic in order to achieve all kinds of evil and selfish purposes – controlling or doing harm to people, accumulating wealth, and promotion at work or to become famous – and this invariably involves spell casting, sacrifices and the consultation of entities and deities of questionable nature. No good comes out of the usage of black magic as it upsets the natural balance of things; it’s cheating nature, the universe, and people’s destiny and even, perhaps, the destiny of a locality such as a country. Any individual using black...

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2016 Glo-CAF Awards: CAF Releases Final Shortlist

  The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have unveiled the top three nominees for the 2016 Glo-CAF African Footballer of the year Awards. The three players who made the shortlist for African Player of the Year include current title holder, Borussia Dortmund winger, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon),  Liverpool midfielder, Sadio Mane (Senegal) and Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City of England and Algeria. The three finalists of the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa) category are; Rainford Kabala of Zambia and T.P Mazembe F.C and Mamelodi Sundowns F.C of South Africa duo of Dennis Onyango from Uganda and Zimbabwean, Khama Billiat....

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Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny cancel Arsenal’s Christmas party

  Arsenal will not be having their annual Christmas party this year. The decision to cancel the ceremony was at the suggestion of Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny. And it was reportedly done to avoid a backlash from irate fans. After falling nine-point back of Chelsea, the two decided that no one at the club deserves to have any fun in their lives, thus they canceled the players’ annual Christmas party.  ...

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Shanghai SIPG complete the signing of Oscar from Chelsea.

Chelsea have agreed terms with Shanghai SIPG for the sale of Oscar for a fee of between £52m-£60m. The Blues wrote on their website. “Chelsea Football Club and Shanghai SIPG have agreed terms for the permanent transfer of Oscar. The 25-year-old will join the Chinese Super League team at the beginning of the January transfer window. He has been a Chelsea player for four-and-a-half years, helping us lift the Premier League, League Cup and Europa League as well as scooping two Chelsea Goal of the Season awards after stunning strikes against Juventus in 2012, on his full debut, and QPR in...

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Full list of winners at The Headies 2016

The 2016 edition of The Headies; Nigeria’s biggest and most prestigious Music Awards was held yesterday 22nd December, 2016. Kiss Daniel who failed to win the Next Rated award in 2015 emerged the biggest winner of the night, clinching three awards, Ill Bliss and Darey won two awards each. Wizkid was named artiste of the year while Olamide won for ‘best rap single’ and ‘best streethop’. Full list of winners: Best video Clarence Peters (Soldier)   2. Best R& B/Pop album Kiss Daniel (New Era)   3. Best R&B Darey Art-Alade   4. Recording of the Year Darey Art-Alade (Pray...

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Photos from Olamide’s novelty ‘OLIC Football Challenge’

    Ahead of the biggest and most anticipated music concert this December, OLIC 3,  rap star, Olamide hosted fans to an all stars football match which held at the Lekki Fun Turf on Tuesday, the 20th of December, 2016. Largely to intimate the fans on the celebrities billed to perform at the concert, the Olamide Football Challenge saw four celebrity teams  consisting of OLIC lead organizers; Right Entertainment, Achievas Entertainment, YBNL Nation and top Lagos football team, LEKKI All Stars, battle for supremacy on the pitch. The novelty match kicked off at 9:00pm with an impressive delivery of...

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Didier Drogba shows his humanitarian efforts again

  Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba is known for his real life humanitarian efforts. The 38 year-old recently posted pictures of him giving to less privileged kids. “Had an amazing time yesterday with #didierdrogbafoundation giving away some Christmas presents to this kids from Abrabo’s school outside Abidjan. An emotional stop at this orphanage from Adiaké, outside Abidjan to give some love and some present to this orphans with different but heartbreaking stories. We sometimes forget how lucky we are to have our parents alive and how these kids are alone.” He wrote on...

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Funke Akindele, AY, others for Olamide’s OLIC Football challenge

Days after unveiling the track list of his 6th studio album, The Glory and most recently the release of the first video off the album, The Glory Intro, YBNL rapper, Olamide has announced an all star football challenge. Today, the 20th of December, the rapper will host his fans to an evening of fun and excitement  at the Lekki Fun Turf. OLIC Football Challenge as it has been tagged will see celebrities set to perform at the concert first battle for supremacy on the pitch. Four teams  which represent the lead organizers of the concert; YBNL Nation, Right Entertainment,...

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