Month: January 2018

Davido leads Wizkid on social media rankings

Award-winning musical act, David Adeleke, fondly called Davido leads rival artiste, Wizkid as the most followed Nigerian entertainer on social media according to the African Social Media Power Report 2017: Top 50 Footballers and Entertainers compiled by Camps Bay Media; a sports communication and brand management company. The artistes who put an end to their rivalry last year after performing at each other’s concerts  at the Eko Convention Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos in December 2017 have a total of 12.26m and 9.71m followers on social media respectively. Leading the Power 50 list of African footballers and entertainers, ranked based on data from Facebook,...

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Former President Obasanjo Issues A Statement Asking Buhari Not To Run In 2019

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has issued a lengthy special press statement ask President Muhammad Buhari not to seek a second term in office come 2019. The release is titled: THE WAY OUT: A CLARION CALL FOR COALITION FOR NIGERIA MOVEMENT Since we are still in the month of January, it is appropriate to wish all Nigerians Happy 2018.  I am constrained to issue this special statement at this time considering the situation of the country.  Some of you may be asking, “What has brought about this special occasion of Obasanjo issuing a Special Statement?” You will be right to...

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Alexis Sanchez signs for Manchester United

Manchester United have announced the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in a deal that sees the Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the Emirates. The Chilean signed a 4-and-a-half year contract. He’ll reportedly earn £490,000-a-week, becoming the best paid player in the Premier League and Manchester United’s highest earner, joint with Ibrahimovic. Speaking about his transfer, Alexis Sanchez said: “I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world. I have spent three-and-a-half wonderful years at Arsenal and I bring with me very positive memories of that great club and its fans. The chance to play in this historic stadium and to work with Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down. I am very proud to be the first Chilean player ever to play for United’s first team and I hope I can show our fans all around the world why the club wanted to bring me here.” Jose Mourinho maintained that “Alexis is one of the best attacking players in the world and he will complete our very young and talented group of attacking players. He will bring his ambition, drive and personality, qualities that make a Manchester United player and a player that makes the team stronger and the supporters proud of their club dimension and prestige. “I would like to wish Henrikh all the success and happiness that I am sure he is going...

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Photos from George Weah’s inauguration as Liberia’s President.

Former international footballer George Weah has been sworn in as Liberia’s new president taking over leadership from Africa’s first female president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.  George Weah won 61.5% of the votes in the December run-off election, defeating outgoing Vice-President Joseph Boakai who only managed 38.5%. George Weah and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf share a moment onstage ahead of his swearing in ceremony at Liberia’s presidential inauguration. The ceremony was held at a stadium close to the capital and was the first peaceful democratic transfer of power in the country since 1944 when President Edwin Barclay was succeeded by William Tubman. After losing the...

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Movie Review: Wives On Strike 2: The Revolution

Movie Title: Wives On Strike 2: The Revolution Genre: Romantic Comedy Cast: Omoni Oboli, Toyin Abraham, Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha, Uche Jombo, Sola Sobowale, Ufuoma McDermott, Kenneth Okonkwo, Kalu Ikeagwu, Hafiz “Saka” Oyetoro, Julius Agwu, Chioma “Chigul” Omeruah, Odunlade Adekola Director: Omoni Oboli “Wives On Strike 2: The Revolution” begins with a different set of circumstances from where the previous instalment left off. After Mama Beatrice is murdered and her body hidden, a group of friends consisting of Ejiro/Mama Ngozi (Oboli), Jemima/Madam 12:30 (Jombo), Mama Bola (Abraham) and Mama Amina (McDermott) decide to enlist the help of a vigilante friend to...

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Opinion: Benue Killings And The Other Issues | By: Wole Aguda

The episodes of killings that Nigeria has witnessed in recent times are not new. While conceding that, I must however immediately submit, that they bear the trappings of an expansionist agenda that works against the spirit of unity that the Nigerian spirit actively espouses and passionately promotes. The Herdsmen killing problem of Nigeria is partially caused by the trap of conspicuous consumption in which we find ourselves. We must eat meat regardless of the price or the circumstances of its availability. The average Nigerian family has a cultural affinity to meat and its consumption. Despite recurring warnings from Nutritionists...

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Wilson Oruma suffers mental breakdown after losing N1.2b

Former Super Eagles midfielder Wilson Oruma has suffered a mental breakdown after losing N1.2bn in a phony oil business. Oruma, who played alongside JJ Okocha and Kanu suffered a mental disorder six years after the incident and is currently a shadow of himself. More sad is the fact that, his ex wife introduced him to the fraudster clergyman who defrauded him of the hefty amount and also misled him into working with him. She later divorced him. His close friend, Emakpor Dibofun told Complete Sports that: “Wilson Oruma hasn’t really recovered from the emotional disorder which he suffered after he was duped. He has been to...

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Stephanie Linus Arrives Italy To Advocate Against Human Trafficking

In the wake of the increased rate of human trafficking being experienced by Nigerians trying to migrate to Europe via Libya, Actress and Producer Stephanie Linus has recently arrived in Italy to give support to rescued people and raise her voice against such human rights violations. This timely intervention is in partnership with the world-renowned international medical humanitarian organisation “Doctors Without Borders” (MSF). Over the next few days, Mrs Linus will visit the rescue ship “Aquarius” to witness their activities and operations. Later she will have meetings with some of these vulnerable women;  participate in rehabilitation exercises for the rescued women, media parleys and...

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Opinion: Why Africa’s young people are the real winners at the CAF Awards | By: Benedict Peters

Almost nowhere on earth is football followed as passionately as in Africa. It is loved by Africans from all walks of life across the continent. This week, I am giving the opening address at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards in Accra, Ghana. This has afforded me a good opportunity to reflect on Africa’s relationship with football and how it can help deliver a brighter future for our young people. I believe we need only look to the Liberian presidential election for a fine example of the transformative power of football. Against the odds, football legend and opposition candidate,...

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