Month: October 2017

England beat Spain 5-2 to win the U17 World Cup.

 In what can be described as an astounding victory, England win their first U-17 World Cup after turning an 0-2 deficit into a resounding 5-2 victory over Spain. Manchester City’s Phil Foden‘s double strikes inspired the incredible comeback victory at the Salt Lake Stadium in India. England now double world youth football champions in 2017, having won U20 WC earlier this year. It has been a rollercoaster  year for England’s youth teams. U17 Euros – Final U18-20 Toulon – Winners U20 WC – Winners U21 Euros – Semi U17 WC – Winners Liverpool FC/England player, Rhian Brewster won the Man...

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Asamoah Gyan obtains license to operate private airline in Ghana.

Ghana national team captain, Asamoah Gyan, has obtained a license from the government of Ghana, to operate an airline in the country. The airline, which is called Baby Jet Airlines,  is expected to commence operations soon. The announcement was made by President Akufo-Addo at the 2017 African Airshow at the Kotoka International Airport.   The ex Sunderland striker will focus initially on cargo trips and grow from there. “I’ve been reliable informed that the Captain of our senior national football team, the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, Baby Jet has obtained an air carrier license and is working feverishly to...

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The 7 Deadly Sins A Nigerian President Should Avoid | By: Tony Ogunlowo

The race to be President of Nigeria in 2019 has already started – well, behind the scenes. Will it be the incumbent (- if he decides to run again!) or somebody else? The Bible lists Gluttony, Greed, Pride, Envy, Lust, Sloth and Wrath as the 7 Deadly Sins to avoid during our time in life and other religions have similar requirements. For a President to effectively rule a diverse country, like Nigeria, he (- or she!) needs to avoid the following 7 Deadly Sins: 1, The North- South palaver – As long as there is still Nigeria there will always be...

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Highlights from The FIFA best player awards 2017 held in London

    Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world’s best player at the 2017 FIFA Football awards in London last night. The striker who stepped out in style with his son Cristiano Jnr and his pregnant girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, received the maximum votes in the best player category with 43%. Barcelona star Lionel Messi who was also present with his wife  Antonella Roccuzzo came second in the category. Also present at the high-profile gala were PSG stars, Neymar and Dani Alves,  Argentine icon Diego Maradona, Brazilian legend, Ronaldo, Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, former Leicester manager, Claudio Ranieri, Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka...

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Photos from the Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless concert

The Convention centre, Eko Hotel and Suites Victoria Island was the place to be yesterday with amazing performances by 2Baba, Tiwa Savage, and Flavour who brought the Lagos Dream illusion to Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless: The Lagos Dream. The concert also had great performances by, Efya, Timaya, Paul Okoye, Mr 2kay, Dj Jimmy Jatt, and Kelly Hansome. Hosted by Andre Blaze, the concert was packed with attendance ranging from some of the most revered socialites, A list celebrities and personalities such as Senator Ita Giwa, Mai Atafo, Annie Idibia , KCee, Baba Dee, Orezi,  Mr Ibu, Waje, Ubi Franklin, Brand Executives and a host...

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Movie Review : Body Language | By: Jerry Cheimeke

Movie Title: Body Language Genre: Drama Year Of Release: 2017 Cast: Ramsey Nouah, Tana Adelana, Ken Erics, Lawretta Richards, Emem Ufot Producer: Emem Isong Director: Moses Inwang Body Language” follows the story of a lady named Tola Sadiq (Adelana), who works as a marketing specialist in an interior decorating company, but at night goes by the name Amber at an exquisite strip club, where she works as a high-grade exotic dancer. She climbs to the top of the chain at her night job after the gruesome murder of Anita, her colleague. More ladies in various fields die in the following...

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Nwankwo Kanu Launches Jackpot Lotto To Support His Foundation

Legendary Nigerian footballer and philanthropist, Nwankwo Kanu, is launching the biggest lotto in Africa to raise funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF)  and help build a specialist cardiac hospital in Abuja. The KHF lotto offers a jackpot starting at N1 billion and will be run in conjunction with AfroMillonsLotto. It offers twice-weekly draws with bigger jackpots than all the lotteries in Nigeria combined, as well as being the largest jackpot anywhere in Africa. Twenty percent of every ticket sold will go directly to KHF to help it continue its work ensuring underprivileged children across Africa with heart problems get the...

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Craig Shakespeare sacked as manager of Leicester City.

Leicester City have fired manager, Craig Shakespeare following the club’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Monday. The 53 year-old who was appointed in June contract succeeded Claudio Ranieri on a caretaker basis. The decision comes after the foxes slipped into the bottom three and 18th on the PL log. Leicester’s performances have been below par this season. The club recorded six winless matches and 1 victory in 10 Premier League games, against newly promoted Brighton in August.  Shakespeare who signed a 3 year-deal with the club was given money to spend during the summer transfer window, bringing in the...

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Nigeria’s Akinwumi Adesina named 2017 World Food Prize Laureate

President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has emerged the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.  Speaking during his Norman Borlaug Lecture titled “Betting on Africa to Feed the World,” delivered on Monday, October 16 on World Food Day in the United States, Akinwunmi maintained that Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050. The Laureate also called for land tax for unused agricultural land or underutilized agricultural land to provide incentives for faster commercialization of agriculture and unlocking its potential in Africa. In the lecture held before a...

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Movie Review: Mentally | By: Jerry Chiemeke

Movie Title: Mentally Genre: Comedy Year Of Release: 2017 Cast: Frank Donga, Erick Didie, Toyin Abraham, Jude Chukwuka, Charles Okagbue, Etinosa Idemudia, Woli Arole Special Appearances: James Abinibi, Patience Lawal Director: James Abinibi “Mentally” is a movie set in contemporary Lagos. It tells the story of a man named Akin (Donga), who decides to leave his rural dwelling for the city of Lagos, much to his mother’s dismay. He is ushered in by his friend Emeka (Didie), but gets a classic welcome gift when he has to pay for prayers from a prophet (Aroli), and is relieved of his transport fare by...

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We Won’t All Be Enterpreneurs | By: Michael Idowu

To think of it at all is a mirage. Bet you can remember those days when a visitor comes into your living room holds those tender arms of yours and asks you that ageless question “what do you want to become in the future” smiles runs down your cheeks as you answer with the innocence of a child, I want to become a……….. Yes, you could remember yourself acting into the future, being the person of your dreams. You were the young doctor who happened to have treated your friends who feigned sickness while you were acting out those...

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Girl Child Day: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde shares her childhood experience

 Call her the poster girl for the young and wildly successful and you won’t be wrong but growing up wasn’t all rosy for Nigerian actress, and philanthropist, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde. In a post, commemorating Day of the Girl Child, which is today, ‘Omosexy’, as widely called revealed her struggles through childhood and fame. Read below: “On today’s girl child day I’ll do an unusual post true to me. As a child I lost my father age 12. Sponsored by a great community of Ondo men, the #Ekimogunclub, so i could continue my education. At age 15, started struggling to help my widowed mother. I...

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Dove ‘racist’ ad: Nigerian model defends campaign

Few days ago, an advert by personal care brand, Dove showing a black woman turning white after using one of their products, a soap to be precise, sparked outrage online., with many labelling it racist and calling on friends all over  the world to boycott the company’s products. The company has issued and apology and withdrawn the ad. “An image we recently posted on Facebook missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully. We deeply regret the offense it caused.” Well, Lola Ogunyemi, a Nigerian model at the center of the controversial advertisement has also defended the campaign, saying...

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World Cup: Nigeria beat Zambia to qualify for Russia 2018

  Nigeria has become the first African nation to book a spot at the 2018 World Cup after a 1-0 win over Zambia in Uyo. 21 year-old Super Eagles forward,  Alex Iwobi’s 73rd minute strike made sure the Super Eagles qualified for next summer’s World Cup in Russia. Alex Iwobi took his national team to the world stage shortly after he came in as a substitute at the 65th minute of the...

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America’s Mad Obsession with Guns | By: Tony Ogunlowo

 Again another psychotic madman strikes killing over 50 people and injuring more than 500 in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. Never a day goes by in America that there isn’t a homicide caused as the result of a gun in the hands of an irresponsible person. A gun is not a toy – it kills people and currently more than 300 million Americans – a third of the population- own them. While some are calling for the control of guns others are clamouring for them: they claim the Second Amendment gives them the right...

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Andres Iniesta signs ‘lifetime contract’ with Barcelona

Barcelona midfielder, Andres Iniesta has signed a ‘lifetime contract’ with Barcelona, keeping him at the club for the rest of his career. The Spaniard has also put an end to speculation regarding his future at the club. Meanwhile, on this day in 1996,  the 33 year-old World Cup winner played his first Barcelona game for their U14B side. He has made 600 senior appearances to his name...

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Kudos, knocks as Nigerians react to Tiwa Savage’s views on gender inequality. See our top reactions.

Kudos and knocks have trailed a statement made by Nigerian superstar, Tiwa Savage on gender equality. In a chat with BEAT FM’s Toolz on ‘The Midday Show’, the award-winning singer said women and men cannot be regarded as equal and then further urged women to work twice as hard as their male counterparts.  She said, “It’s a reality. I’m not going to say I’m completely comfortable with it but it is what it is. You have to deal with it. If it means you have to work 10 times harder than your male counterparts, don’t complain about it, do what you have to do. We...

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Aguero to be out for 6 weeks

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero is likely to be out of action for a minimum of six weeks, according to a doctor of the Argentina national team. The Argentine who broke his rib in a car crash last week after attending a music concert a week ago in Amsterdam will miss important updates, he recently took to his Instagram page to share his recovery update. “Thank you with all my heart for the supportive messages, they really do help me in recovering. I’d like to thank the staff of the VU University Medical Amsterdam for their care and support. Hats off to...

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A street in Portugal has been named after Jose Mourinho.

In recognition of his achievements in football, Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho has been honoured  in his hometown of Setubal. Local authority in Portugal renamed the former Rua da Saude road on the seafront as ‘Avenida Jose Mourinho‘. The Portuguese and his mother, Maria Julia Santos and Setubal mayor Maria das Dores Meira, attended a ceremony on Tuesday for the grand unveiling. Speaking on the honour, the 54 year-old said. “If you ask me, if I’m grateful, excited and proud, yes of course I am. I say yes to everything,” he told reporters. “But I still want to come to Setubal...

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Movie Review: The Women ~ By: Jerry Chiemeke

Movie Title: The Women Genre: Romance Year Of Release: 2017 Cast: Omoni Oboli, Katherine Obiang, Kate Henshaw, Ufuoma McDermott, Kalu Ikeagwu, Femi Branch, Tony Monjaro, Gregory Ojefua Director: Blessing Egbe “The Women” is a movie centred around the lives of four women who (supposedly) happen to be very good friends. There is Omoh (McDermott), a competitive woman who is particular about making good impressions, even where she and her husband Maro (Monjaro) are in the middle of a financial crisis; Rose (Obiang) who has a high sex drive, never seems to get enough attention from her husband Ayo (Branch)...

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