Month: September 2017

It’s Not A Lie: D’banj’s Cream Platform Is One, gives out cash prizes to fans.

It was payback time Wednesday, September 27th, for fans of superstar singer, D’banj, especially those who subscribe to his innovative digital talent hunt platform, Creative Reality Entertainment Arts Music, CREAM. Cash prizes ranging from N50, 000 to N1million were gifted lucky subscribers at the one year anniversary of CREAM held at the Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. One of Nigeria’s most successful music stars of all time, D’banj said he conceived the CREAM idea because “I wanted a platform that can help find creative talent from anywhere in Africa and give them a fair chance of making their creative dreams...

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Sergio Aguero fractures ribs in horror car crash.

Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero was involved in a horror crash in Amsterdam last night & has multiple fractured ribs. According to reports in the Netherlands, the Argentine was saved by his seatbelt when the Crysler PT Cruiser he was being driven in to the airport rammed into a pole in Amsterdam, close to a pedestrian crossing. The 29-year-old was in Holland on Thursday, September 28 night to attend a  concert by singer Maluma, following Manchester City’s Champions League victory at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. Both he and the driver were saved by airbags and rushed to the hospital.  He’s...

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“Some cycles begin while others end” Diego Costa Thanks Chelsea.

Former Chelsea striker, Diego Costa has sent a farewell message to Chelsea following his reunion with former club, Atletico Madrid. The 28 year-old who netted 20 league goals in 2014-15 and 2016-17 campaigns will return to the Laliga club in January after his €60million move from Stamford Bridge was finalized on Tuesday. He thanked the club on his official Instagram page saying, “Some cycles begin while others end, “My cycle at Chelsea began three years ago – three remarkable years in all aspects – and I will never forget it. Two championship titles, a Community Shield, 120 matches, 59 goals and 24...

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Ancelotti sacked by Bayern Munich

After only one full season at Allianz Arena, Bayern Munich have sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti following Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, the club’s heaviest defeat in the Champions League group stages for 21 years. The German who replaced Pep Guardiola last summer, was sacked after a meeting of the club’s board on Thursday  5 months after winning the League. Chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, said “The performance of our team since the start of the season did not meet the expectations we put on them. The game in Paris clearly showed that we had to draw consequences. Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic...

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Check out our top reactions to the P-square split.

Nigerian singing duo, Peter and Paul Okoye, a.k.a Psquare have for the umpteenth time parted ways. One half of the pop star group, Peter in a written letter to his lawyer, Festus Keyamo, cited threat to his life and that of his family and demanded for a termination of the Psquare contract. He also questioned his elder brother Jude’s role in the crisis, adding that he took sides with his twin brother. Check out our top reactions on the subject.   Goodbye P-Square. We survived Mo'Hits break-up. All of you are mad. Especially Jude Engees. — Ricardinho (@iDeric) September 25, 2017...

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Our Depraved Society | By: Tony Ogunlowo

A few days ago a rather chilling and disturbing video emerged, online, of a young teenage girl cradling a recently decapitated human head. On her own admission she was going into the bush to bury it and she had already killed two people herself. Considering her young age it would be otherwise be difficult to believe she was capable of committing such a heinous crime. But seeing her holding the head confirms her guilt. Now  what sort of upbringing was she given by her parents or guardians that made her turn into a cold bloodied killer at such a young...

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Rooney Fined And Handed Driving Ban For Drink-Driving

Former England captain Wayne Rooney in a court hearing on Monday morning was banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of 12-month community order after being caught three times the legal alcohol limit. The 31 year-old Everton striker who was also fined £170 will take part in a drink-driving rehabilitation course, which would reduce his driving ban by 24 weeks. He was stopped by police after a night out in a black Volkswagen Beetle in Wilmslow, Cheshire, at 2am on September 1. He was later arrested and bailed. “Following...

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Our top reactions from Nemar-Cavani penalty drama.

A little drama played out yesterday as PSG beat Lyon 2-0 to extend its perfect record in the French league to six matches. Moments before PSG’s penalty kick, star forwards Neymar and Edinson Cavani clashed over set-piece duties. A few minutes before that, Cavani had tried to take a free kick but Dani Alves took the ball and gave it to the former Barcelona star, unfortunately, Cavani’s 79th minute strike was saved by Lyon’s Anthony Lopes.  Neymar’s action drew ire from football fans, with many claiming he was being disrespectful to a club legend, others applauded his move, adding that he...

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Nigeria – Now That The Recession Is Over, What Next? | By: Bukola Ogunyemi

On Tuesday, the National Bureau of Statistics gave a lot of Nigerians the news they desperately wished to hear – Nigeria is out of recession. After five consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth that started in Q1 2016, Nigeria’s economy grew by 0.55% in Q2 2017. Predictably, data once again became the hero and villain in a long-running social media battle of bias between the supporters of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, and his critics.  The optics of sneaking out of a 15-month recession apart, a 0.55% year-on-year GDP growth is hardly anything to cheer for Africa’s biggest economy. But as the NBS data reveals, the Q2 2017 growth is an improvement, even if marginal, on the GDP performance recorded in the preceding quarter (-0.91%) and the corresponding quarter of 2016 (-1.49%). Beyond the numbers, however, questions persist about the long-term economic recovery prospects of the nation. Questions that demand that all post-recession celebrations be suspended until further notice. 27 months into the Buhari administration, the patience of the Nigerian masses on the state of the economy and general standard of living is wearing thin, and understandably so. Inflation rate dropped for the fifth consecutive month in July, but the prices of goods and consumables which skyrocketed during the recession remain exorbitantly high. In reality, the recession persists for the economically dis-advantaged demographic of Nigeria’s 170 million population. Nigeria’s path...

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Movie Review: My Wife And I | By: Jerry Chiemeke

Movie Title: MY WIFE AND I Year of Release: 2017 Genre: Romantic Comedy Cast: Ramsey Nouah, Omoni Oboli, Dorcas Shola Fapson, Jemima Osunde, Sambasa Nzeribe, Seyi Law, Rachel Oniga, Ngozi Nwosu Director: Bunmi Ajakaiye “My Wife And I” is the story of a couple who have been married for seventeen years, but whose union is on the brink of collapse, amidst incessant arguments. Toyosi (Nouah) is calm, cool-headed and spends more time with the kids, a situation made easier after he quit his job at Haliburton to start up a farm. Ebere (Oboli), a thriving oil executive, is feisty, temperamental...

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South Africa-Senegal World Cup qualifier to be replayed in November

FIFA have confirmed that the World Cup qualification match between Bafana Bafana of South Africa & Senegal will be replayed in November 2017. The decision to replay the game comes after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld the lifetime ban of Ghanaian referee, Joseph Lamptey   for match manipulation. Below is a statement from the governing body The Bureau for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers ordered a replay of the qualification match between South Africa and Senegal held on 12 November 2016. This decision follows the confirmation of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to uphold the lifetime ban of...

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When Churches’ become fetish ritual dens ~ By: Tony Ogunlowo

In the past year or so there has been an alarming increase in the number of ‘churches’ that double-up as fetish ritual dens. Corpses are being discovered buried in the foundation of churches and several so-called pastors have been caught making human sacrifices. A church is a place of worship and the priest or pastor is supposed to be the person who ministers to the people about the Bible and Christianity. Churches are sprouting up almost on a daily basis as people seek miraculous cures and fortunes more than the Word of God. As there is no way to...

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Frank Edoho quits as ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ host.

After 13 years of anchoring the show, TV personality, Frank Edoho has announced uring the week, it was announced that popular family game show, Who Wants To Be A Million would be back on air with a new sponsor, Airopay. “Kindly allow me announce,that after a disagreement in negotiations with Ultima Studios I have decided to decline hosting WWTBAM any further. It’s been a wonderful 13 years and I have to thank all the viewers for making the show a runaway success. I would like to thank all my followers on Twitter for expressing concern when the show stopped and for...

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Movie Review: In Line | By: Jerry Chiemeke

Movie Title: IN LINE Year of Release: 2017 Genre: Romantic Drama Cast: Adesua Etomi, Uzor Arukwe, Chris Attoh, Sika Osei, Shawn Farqua, Tina Mba Director: Tope Oshin “In Line” is a movie about a man named Debo (Arukwe), who goes to jail for murdering his own father, but obtains presidential pardon six years later thanks to the influence of his mother (Mba). He returns home, but things are awkward between him and Kate (Etomi), the wife he left behind. She refuses to sleep with him, prefers work at her advertising agency to being around Debo, and finds comfort in the...

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