Month: August 2017

Olori Wuraola confirms split from Ooni of Ife

Olori Wuraola has in a new statement confirmed her separation from the  Ooni of Ife Oba Enitan Ogunwusi. News about their split made rounds few weeks ago and both parties kept mum about it. Read her statement below. We have got to stop this culture of shaming and vilifying women with false stories of infidelity & nefarious behavior. The spreading of false information (through “sources” afraid to be identified) is the mark of cowards and a cover up for guilty parties to justify their horrific actions. There is absolutely no truth to the media circulated lies of infidelity and...

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The Not-so North Korean showdown. | By: Tony Ogunlowo

With President Trump “locked and loaded” and the North Korean leader having a re-think about attacking Guam, the rest of the world can breathe a sigh of relief – at least for now. Never a week goes by that North Korea doesn’t launch another ICBM taunting America, South Korea and recently Japan. Previous American administrations have ignored the North Korean’s antics and have gone down the diplomatic way, imposing sanctions and restrictions. Kim Jung-Un is a nuisance;  an attention seeking miscreant who’s prone to show-off given an audience: Trump has now given him the attention he craves. For those who...

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Ibrahimovic signs new deal with Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has put pen to paper a one-year contract with Manchester United. He The 35-year-old Swede who was released at the end of his first contract following his recovery from the injury at the club’s AON training complex has been given Wayne Rooney’s old No.10 shirt. He made 46 appearances and scored 28 goals in his debut season for...

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Nominations Now Open For Nigerian Writers Awards 2018.

  Another Nigerian Writers Awards is upon us! The prestigious platform  rewards excellence and celebrates Nigerian Writers of different genres from literature, journalism entertainment and arts in Nigeria as well as in the diaspora. The first of its kind awards do not only reward writers of different genres but also writers’ supportive brands. Following the successes of the 1st and 2nd edition the Nigerian Writers Awards opens nomination for the 3rd edition. The award will consider nominations of writers who have proven their worth and commitment in writing, entries will be received from individuals, private sectors, civil society or...

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The Football World Reacts To Rooney’s Retirement From International Football

Dreams can come true and playing for @England has been exactly that. Thanks to everyone involved it's been amazing – https://t.co/GfiT7oVCpx — Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) August 23, 2017 Wayne Rooney announced his international retirement on Wednesday, ending his England career as his country’s record goalscorer with 53 goals from 119 caps. The Everton forward made his debut against Australia in 2003, at the age of 17 and went on to win 119 caps, the most of any outfield player in the nation’s history. Making the announcement on his official website, the 31 year-old maintained that “Dreams can come true...

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Neymar Lawsuit Threat: PSG fire back at Barcelona.

Paris St-Germain have hit back at Barcelona following the latter’s lawsuit threats against Neymar on Tuesday. The Catalans are suing the Brazilian for 8.5m euros (£7.8m) for breach of contract in relation to his world record £200m move to the French side after buying out his contract. PSG have however requested that Barcelona stop being so salty about the whole Neymar thing. Barcelona are suing Neymar for breach of contract “Paris Saint-Germain was surprised to learn of FC Barcelona’s statement today announcing the start of legal proceedings in Spain against its former player Neymar Jr. and indicating that should Neymar Jr....

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Actress Eucharia Anunobi reportedly loses only child

According to reports, Raymond Ekwu, the only child of Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi, has passed on. The 15 year-old died on Monday, August 21st from complications related to the Sickle Cell Anemia. The Evangelist was once married to the father of the child, Charles Ekwu, the couple welcomed the child in 2002. May his soul find repose and may God give the parents/family the fortitude to bear this loss....

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Barcelona are suing Neymar for breach of contract

Barcelona have announced plans to sue Neymar for breach of contract following his world record £198m transfer to PSG. In a lawsuit filed to the Spanish Football Federation on August 11, the Spanish giant declared that they are owed £7.7m that he was paid as a loyalty bonus. Meanwhile the Brazilian hit out at the board last weekend saying the wrong people are in charge. “I spent four beautiful years there and parted happy. But with them the board, no. For me, they are not the people who should be there, for the direction of Barca. Barca deserve much better.”...

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Transcript Of President Buhari’s Speech: Nigeria’s Unity Settled

Two days after President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country following his extended medical vacation in the United Kingdom, he addressed the nation in a broadcase this morning and some of the things he touched one were national security, unity which he said is settled and not negotiable and a host of others. Transcript of his address below. “My dear citizens, I am very grateful to God and to all Nigerians for their prayers. I am pleased to be back on home soil among my brothers and sisters. In the course of my stay in the United Kingdom, I...

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Today We Draw Line, Hate Speech Will No Longer Be Tolerated – Acting President Osinbajo

Opening Remarks by His Excellency The Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, San, Gcon, At The National Economic Council, NEC, National Security Retreat, at the Banquet Hall of The State House, Abuja, 17 August 2017: I am delighted to welcome you to this special session of the National Economic Council, focusing on Security. As you’re all aware, the Buhari administration came into office on a vision that covered three key areas: Security, the Economy and the fight against Corruption. All three issues are closely linked, of course. Without guaranteeing security, we will struggle to attract the kind of investments, domestic...

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The Best 2017 FIFA Football Awards Shortlist Unveiled.

FIFA today revealed the shortlisted candidates for The Best FIFA Football Awards scheduled to take place in London on 23 October 2017. While The men’s awards recognize achievements from 20th November 2016 to 2nd July 2017, the women’s awards take into account the period between 20th November 2016 and 6th August 2017. The nominees below: The FIFA Best Men’s Player 2017 Award shortlist   Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Leonardo Bonucci, Gianluigi Buffon, Dani Carvajal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, Antoine Griezmann, Eden Hazard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andres Iniesta, Harry Kane, N’Golo Kante, Toni Kroos, Robert Lewandowski, Marcelo, Lionel Messi, Luka Modric, Keylor Navas, Manuel Neuer, Neymar, Alexis Sanchez,...

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I’ll fire Wenger if i buy Arsenal – Dangote

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has declared that the first thing he will do if his plans to takeover Arsenal is successful is to sack Arsene Wenger. The richest man in Africa made this known in an interview with Bloomberg Dangote and he affirmed his desire to invest in the English club once he completes a major oil refinery project in the Nigerian capital of Lagos.   “The first thing I would change is the coach, He has done a good job, but someone else should also try his luck.” The 60 year-old said. Dangote intends to make an offer valued Arsenal at...

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Photos from Pastor EA Adeboye’s surprise book launch

Dignitaries thronged The RCCG Youth Centre, on August 15, 2017 for the launch of Pastor EA Adeboye’s new book titled: ‘Pastor EA Adeboye: His Life And Calling’.  The distinguished man of God had no inkling of the project as his wife had hid information about the book from her husband for one year, saying that she planned it to coincide with his 75th birthday. The 40-page book offers a fresh insight into the life and calling of Pastor EA Adeboye, it documents his challenges and achievements through the years. Roll call of guests at the event include Presiding Bishop, Living Faith...

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“This is persecution” Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to 5-match ban

Cristiano Ronaldo has labelled his recent ban by Spanish football, persecution, adding that it is exaggerated and ridiculous. Recall that the Portuguese was handed a five-match ban for taking his shirt off and diving and pushing the referee following his dismissal in the Supercopa de Espana played against Barcelona few days ago. The Real Madrid forward shared his thoughts on the punishment on his instagram page, “Impossible to be immune to this situation, 5 games !! It seems to me exaggerated and ridiculous, this is called persecution! Thanks to my teammates for the support and the fans...

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Ogenyi Onazi denied work permit.

According to BBC Sport, Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi has been denied a work permit to play for Birmingham City. The central midfielder who recently quit Turkish club, Trabzonspor had his application rejected by the Football Association. BBC learnt that Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the past two editions of the Nations Cup has affected his chances of securing the permit. An appeal made by the club was rejected on Wednesday despite Onazi featuring in over 80% of the national team games. The 24 year-old has made 38 appearances times for the Super...

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Bill Gates donates 5% of his fortune to charity.

World’s richest man, Bill Gates has donated $4.6billion worth of his Microsoft shares to charity, his biggest donation since he set up the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000. A report by a US Securities & Exchange Commission states that the Philanthropist’s donation comes in the form of 64 million Microsoft shares, valued at $4.6billion and representing about 5% of his current $90bn fortune. Gates now has his stake in Microsoft reduced to 1.3% from 24% in...

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Kevin-Prince Boateng released by Las Palmas.

Kevin Prince Boateng and Las Palmas have reached an agreement to terminate his contract with the club. The German-born Ghanaian footballer cited “irreversible personal reasons” for leaving the club. The midfielder who scored 10 goals for Las Palmas in 2016/17, the most he’s even managed in a single campaign will formally say goodbye to Las Palmas in a press conference this afternoon.  Kevin has been linked to a move to Eintracht...

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#Supercopa: Ronaldo handed five-match ban for pushing referee

What’s an el-clasico without drama? Cristiano Ronaldo has been handed a five-match ban for taking his shirt off and diving and pushing the referee following his dismissal in the Supercopa de Espana played against Barcelona last night.  The Madrid forward who scored one of the three goals of the night was furious  after he was shown a second yellow card for slipping easily into the Barcelona...

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The Agriculture Revolution in the Niger Delta: The story of a Farming General |By: Paul Boroh

As an officer in the Army, I took to farming believing that is the future of the country and that on a personal level, I could better sustain my family. Our lands are so fertile that I did not need much fertilizer; the inputs were minimal and the yields were much. Our climate, by God’s grace is predictable; it rains when it should rain and the sun shines when it should; so why not take advantage of what nature has freely given us as Nigerians.  When in July 2015, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed me Special Adviser on...

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No regrets leaving banking for blogging – Laila Ijeoma

I’ld like use this medium to extend my warm wishes to this beautiful colleague, Laila Ijeoma of lailasblog.com who is a year older today. God bless you real good. Below is her interview in Vanguard Newspapers.  In a chat with Saturday Woman, she says she has no regrets a year after taking this huge leap of faith as she now has all the time to focus on her family and continue to grow her blog even bigger.  Why did you dump your bank job for full-time blogging? I started blogging as a joke in 2012; I wasn’t looking for money because I was already gainfully employed at that time. All I wanted was an outlet to share my life with Nigerians, inspire them with my stories. So I started a Facebook group called, ‘True love for my man’- that should be around 2010. That was the first social media account I used to gather people together and we chatted about love and heartbreak. My big dream had always been to have a top Nigerian talk show, so I later started a show on radio. I eventually had to put it on hold because it was so demanding. Being married, a mum to 3 boys, working at the bank, there was a lot to do in just 24 hours every day and the whole schedule nearly ‘killed’ me, so I...

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