Month: January 2017

African Heads of State make Historic Commitment to Advance Immunization in Africa

Commitments include increasing vaccine-related funding, strengthening supply chains and delivery systems, and making universal access to vaccines a cornerstone of health and development efforts Today, Heads of State from across Africa adopted a Declaration on Universal Access to Immunization in Africa, in which they endorsed the Addis Declaration on Immunization, a historic and timely pledge to ensure that everyone in Africa – regardless of who they are or where they live – receives the full benefits of immunization. The endorsement was issued during the 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. While Africa has made impressive gains over the...

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Ronaldinho prefers a different attacking trio to MSN

While Barcelona’s attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar have been deemed the best forwards in football history, Brazilian football icon, Ronaldinho doesn’t agree with this line of thought. Not even Real Madrid’s BBC- made up of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo comes close. The 36 year-old maintained that the trident during his spell at Barcelona were much stronger forces . “The two tridents made history in their time with the club. Each one in his time did very well. But I prefer mine with Eto’o and Messi,” he said in a recent chat. Ronaldinho Eto’o...

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Adebayor, Demba Ba join new clubs

Months after suffering an horrific leg injury, former Chelsea player, Demba Ba has joined Beşiktaş from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. The temporary deal is until the end of the season. Togolese player, Emmanuel Adebayor has been signed on to Turkish Super League club, Istanbul Basaksehir on a free deal. He’ll wear the number 26...

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Bayern Munich sign exclusive deal with Apple Music

Football Meets Music! German football club, Bayern Munich have signed a deal with Apple Music where fans will have access to exclusive playlists and other contents, which is regularly broadcast on TV in over 200 countries. Below is a press release on the partnership From today, music fans will be able to get even closer to their favourite team and players from FC Bayern Munich with exclusive playlists and content, curated especially for Apple Music. From inspirational and uplifting songs to listen to during training to celebratory playlists post-match, there will be music for everyone to enjoy throughout the season....

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If I Were God ~ By: Tony Ogunlowo

  If I were God and people asked me why I created Nigeria I’ll say I created it for a reason. I promised to lead the Israelites to a land of Milk and Honey and I did . Nigeria is a land of Milk and Honey but you’re too blind to see it and trample it under foot. If I were God and people asked me why I allowed the amalgamation of the Igbos, Yorubas and Hausa under one roof I’ll say I did it for a reason. People regardless of their tribes and religious affiliations should learn to live together. You are humans not aliens and your country is big enough for everyone. If I were God and you asked me why I let the killings of the innocents go on I’ll tell you it’s for a reason. You do not value the life of your fellow human beings. To you taking a life is like killing a fowl for dinner. Perhaps you should learn to respect the preciousness of a human life. If I were God and people asked me why I allowed evil to engulf your lives I will say its for a reason. I created you in my image but you chose for the darkness of evil to enter your lives, mostly, to proclaim your vanity. Be careful what you wish for; you asked for...

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Odion Ighalo heading to China?

Watford striker, Odion Ighalo could join fellow compatriot, Mikel Obi in China. The Nigeria International is reportedly negotiating personal terms with Chinese club after Watford agreed £20m  deal with Changchun Yatai. The 27 year-old has been in ordinary form this season, scoring just once in 18 Premier League appearances, he is yet to reproduce last season’s form when he netted 16 in 37 matches....

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Neymar launches emoji app

Brazilian/Barcelona forward, Neymar has launched his own emoji app called “Neymoji“. The new application offers users the chance to send emoticons and stickers with the player’s face showing different expressions via texts, emails and social media. The app is expected to be purchased on Android and iOs phones from February. Developed by StarMojis, Mike Bundlie,Founder said the former Santos player is a very expressive person. “It wasn’t about displaying his face, but his personality. In each game he shows surprise, anger, joy… He is very expressive. This helped us a lot, because he has a gesture for every occasion”....

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Adam Lallana has been named England Player of the Year 2016.

Liverpool midfielder, Adam Lallana voted English Player of the Year for 2016 ahead of Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney. Nathan Redmond was named Under-21 Player of the Year. He made 10 appearances for England last year and netted thrice. Leicester striker Jamie Vardy finished second in the vote among the England Supporters’ Club, Wayne Rooney coming in third. The excited recipient told the TheFA.com, “This award is a huge honour. The last three winners were Rooney (2015), Rooney (2014) and Steven Gerrard (2012) so that just goes to show what a great achievement this is. Things have...

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It’s A Girl! Joseph and Adaeze Yobo welcome baby no 3!

There’s a new addition to the Yobo family! The ex-beauty queen, Adaeze Yobo and her husband, the former Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo have welcomed a baby girl. The  couple already have two handsome boys, Joey and Jayden Yobo, who are 7 and 2 respectively. The ex Everton defender and his wife got married in 2010 in a midnight ceremony held in...

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Dimitri Payet completes Marseille move

France Forward, Dimitri Payet has completed his £25m move to Marseille from West Ham. Recall that Payet, who left Marseille in 2015 to join the Premier league club, refused to play against Crystal Palace two weeks ago and told West Ham he wished to return to his former club. The English club were initially not going to allow him go but they made a u-turn after accepting a fee or more than they paid for him, they however expressed disappointment at his decision. “The club would like to place on record its sincere disappointment that Dimitri Payet did not...

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Wayne Rooney presented with a golden boot to mark his record-breaking 250th Manchester United goal

Before kick-off of the game between Manchester United and Wigan which ended 4-0 in favour of the Red Devils, Old Trafford Legend, Sir Bobby Charlton presented Wayne Rooney with an award for becoming Man Unite’s all-time leading scorer. Rooney wrote his name into more history books a week ago after netting a sublime freekick against Stoke City, breaking Sir Charlton’s record in the process. Manchester United’s all-time top scorers: 1. Wayne Rooney (250) 2. Sir Bobby Charlton (249) 3. Denis Law...

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Laura Ikeji is a stunning bride! (Photos)

Fashion blogger, Laura Ikeji looked pretty and radiant in her traditional wedding attires. The entrepreneur got married to Ogbonna Kanu, an ex footballer and a brother to legendary footballer, Kanu Nwankwo. She got  engaged to the ex footballer on 17th December.                          ...

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How to feel good during menstrual cramps | By Tope Ijaola

  Menstruation and cramps are signs that you are complete lady and that you rightly produce an egg which is meant to meet a sperm and produce an offspring (baby). Why do you menstruate? Menstruation is an episode of blood flow through the vagina from the uterus owing from the destruction of an unfertilized egg released from the ovaries. Signs that accompany menstruation When this egg is unfertilized, it leads to development of stomach or abdominal pains, dizziness, pale, insomnia, anorexia or loss of appetite, leg pains, and high temperature. How to walk tall during menstruation Reduce sweet foods....

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Serena Williams wins Australian Open with victory over Venus Williams

Serena Williams claimed her 23rd Grand Slam today after victory over her older sister, Venus Williams in the Australian Open final 6-4 6-4.  She becomes the oldest woman (35 years, 124 days) to win a Grand Slam in the open era. Most women’s singles Grand Slam titles [Open Era]: 23: Serena Williams  22: Steffi Graf 18: Chris Evert 18: Martina Navratilova Serena will be looking to beat all-time leader Margaret Court by one major later in...

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Chelsea lack identity – Avram Grant

Former Chelsea manager, Avram Grant reckons that Chelsea’s habit of changing coaches has made them lack identity. Now the current coach of the Ghanaian national team, Grant led Chelsea to the Champions League final after replacing Jose Mourinho in 2007 but was fired by the club afterwards. The Blues have however appointed 11 players after he left. He told ESPN FC, “I think the problem is that Chelsea don’t have an identity of how they play. Arsenal have, Pep Guardiola has; they don’t. They want to buy players and win titles but they cannot have an identity because they change...

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Archiving Lagos: Telling The Story Of Lagos In Pictures

Archiving Lagos was borne out of the need to catalogue present day Lagos as it expands, preserve the people, the culture, the commerce and every aspect of Lagos in photos. Lagos is constantly expanding, growing into the Mega city it should be. It’s very important we have past and present photos for future generations about it. catalogue this story as it unfolds… We need your help to make this happen. Got pictures of Lagos that are worth sharing? Click on www.archivinglagos.com and upload those shots. We desire to capture everything that makes Lagos, Lagos… The club scenes on the...

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Southampton FC in talks with Chinese investors

Southampton FC have revealed that they are in talks with Chinese investors, Lander Holding, who indicated interest in buying a stake in the club, a day after the Premier League club reached the EFL Cup final with victory over Liverpool. Club owner. Katharina Liebher has however written an open letter to the club’s fans addressing any concerns the club’s supporters may have over the deal. “I am writing to you in relation to an announcement made in China today about Southampton Football Club and Lander Holding. “Please understand that I can only make limited comments regarding this process but I can...

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Short Story: Brightly In The Shadows | By: Victoria Adebileje

Alani was just giving himself one last look over when he heard a knock on the door. “Isn’t it just annoying how people feel comfortable coming to someone else’s house early in the morning?” He mused. Alani looked around and made sure nothing was out of place. He then assumed the manly gait it seemed he could never get used to before walking to the door to open it. “Alani my friend! I thought you would still be asleep.” “I’m an early riser Labisi. Good morning, what brings you here at this time of the day?” He stepped back...

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