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Michael Kors to buy Jimmy Choo for $1.17 billion

Popular fashion brand, Michael Kors has agreed to buy accessory and fragrance brand Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion. This development is coming after Jimmy Choo, was put up for sale in April after its sales growth fell 0.8 per cent in 2016, which the company said “reflected the luxury-sector slowdown.” Profit for the year fell from £19.4m to £15.4m.  Michael Kors said its offer was “final and will not be increased”, unless there is another offer from a third party. Chairman and chief executive officer of Michael Kors, John Idol said “Jimmy Choo is known worldwide for its glamorous and fashion-forward footwear, the company is a leader in setting fashion trends. Its innovative designs and exceptional craftsmanship resonate with trendsetters globally. We believe that Jimmy Choo is poised for meaningful growth in the future and we are committed to supporting the strong brand equity that Jimmy Choo has built over the last 20 years.” Peter Harf, chairman of Jimmy Choo, added: “A combination with Michael Kors will allow Jimmy Choo to embark on its next phase of growth and provide opportunities for the benefit of Jimmy Choo customers, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders.” Founded in 1996, the company will continue to be run by current chief executive Pierre Denis. The deal is expected to close in the coming...

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Opinion: Now that Nigeria is planning to start collecting tax from Beggars, What’s Next?

In an attempt  to raise much needed funds, the Finance Minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has come up with the most ludicrous suggestions of all time : she plans to tax even beggars on their ‘earnings’. She made this perfectly clear at a news conference in Lagos recently. May I remind the Honourable Minister that ‘begging’ is not actually an occupation but rather a means to survive in times of harsh economic times. Nobody wants to go on the streets and beg for alms – for some it’s a necessity; the alms they receive from charitable people enables them to survive. Yes, there are some professional beggars but not all of them are. But if the minister is still intent on taxing beggars hopefully she hasn’t forgotten about also taxing armed robbers, cultists, kidnappers ( – ‘Evans’ didn’t pay any tax on the billions he earned from kidnapping!), drug smugglers, Yahoo yahoo boys etc. There’s a long list of people who earn a fortune in the ‘black economy’ and never pay a penny in tax. Some of these people earn more money than most honest people will ever see in a lifetime! And will she also be taxing any of the bribes or backhanders  her fellow ministers and politicians periodically receive? And what about the Fulani herdsmen? They don’t pay any tax (- but who’s brave enough to ask them for it?)...

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Register And Attend The Lagos Digital Media Training

  Digital marketing is soaring in popularity because it is not only a rapidly growing force in the current marketing playing field but it is set to be the future of marketing in general. It also seems likely that digital media will soon replace more traditional forms altogether. There’s no denying it – the world is rapidly shifting from analogue to digital. Benefits of Digital marketing Course to You: It levels the Online Playing Field Is More Cost-Effective than Traditional Marketing Delivers Conversion and helps Generate Better Revenues Facilitates Interaction with Targeted Audiences It caters to the Mobile Consumer...

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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde covers Glam Africa magazine’s latest issue.

In celebration of Omotola’s return to the big screen, the legendary superstar is the cover star of the Glam Africa magazine’s latest issue ‘The Career Edition’, for this cover feature, she speaks to the magazine about her three-year hiatus, insight into her time out of the spotlight and why “Alter Ego” – a hard-hitting film already praised by critics – is so important for women and society as a whole. As a human rights activist in her spare time, Omotola plays an attorney seeking justice for young girls and women. Alter Ego” is Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde’s first movie in three years....

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Joe Hart joins West Ham from Manchester City.

Joe Hart has joined West Ham on loan from Man City in £4.5m deal. The England goalkeeper was on loan at Torino in Serie A last season after being frozen from Pep Guardiola’s squad. Speaking about his new destination, the 30 year-old goalkeeper told West Ham TV, “It’s important for me to play football and to get the opportunity to come here and play is absolutely awesome. To be playing in the Premier League for a big club like West Ham, I’m really looking forward to the season. I’ve always loved the club. I think you’ll struggle to find anyone, apart...

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FG announces plan to stop production of Nigerian films & music videos abroad.

The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Lai Mohammed recently disclosed Federal Government’s plans to ban Nigerian artistes from producing films and music videos outside the shores of the country. Speaking during his visit to Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) House in Lagos, on Saturday, he said that the federal government “has agreed that henceforth, whatever we consume in Nigeria in terms of music and films, must be made in Nigeria.  He added that, “We cannot continue to go to South Africa or any other country to produce our films and then send them back to be consumed in Nigeria. The Broadcasting Code...

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Spanish FA President & son arrested on corruption charges.

Spanish FA president, Ángel María Villar Llona, his son and three others have been arrested on corruption charges as part of an investigation into the finances of the federations. Villar Llona, who is also a senior vice-president at FIFA and UEFA, were detained while the federation headquarters in Madrid were raided. Speaking after the arrest, Spain’s sport minister, Inigo Mendez de Vigo, said “In Spain the laws are enforced, the laws are the same for all, and nobody, nobody is above the law.” UEFA said in a statement it is aware of the reports regarding Mr. Villar Llona and they have “no comment to make at this...

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Dani Alves snubs Man City for PSG

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have confirmed the signing of Brazilian right-back Dani Alves. The Brazilian whose spell at Juventus ended last season turned down a chance to reunite with his former boss, Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. The 34 year-old rejected City’s £115,000 a week contract to sign PSG’s £240,000 a week offer, a move that left few fans disappointed . Disgusted in Dani Alves. Wish I never drew a picture of him and sent it into to Match Magazine in 2009. — Josh (@JoshLawless_) July 12, 2017   And he addressed their grievances in a PSG press conference: “”There’s...

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Photos from Governor Amosu and Abike Dabiri’s children’s wedding

The African Church Primary School, Ita Iyalode, Abeokuta, played host to a number of dignitaries who joined Governor of Ogn State, Ibikunle Amosun and SSA to the President on Foreign Relations & Diaspora, Abike Dabiri in celebrating the union of their children, Ayomide Amosun and Abike Dabiri . The traditional engagement and Nikkah ceremony was attended by the crème de la crème of the society. Some of which include the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode(Lagos), the controversial Senator Dino Melaye, former Managing Director of GTbank, Fola Adeola, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu(Ondo), Governor Yerima Shettima(Bornu), Governor...

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Wayne Rooney joins Everton on a 2-year deal

After  a 13-year spell at Manchester United, Wayne Rooney has left Old Trafford for his boyhood club, Everton. The former Englan captain has won every major trophy possible at Man Utd. He won 5 Premier league trophies, 3 league cups, one FA, 1 UCL, 1CW Cup Most goals in total (253) Most goals in Europe (39) Most goals in the Manchester Derby (11) Excited to be back at @Everton. Can't wait to meet up with @RonaldKoeman and the lads! #EFC 🔵 pic.twitter.com/0CjD0i1aXg — Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) July 9, 2017 Speaking on his return, the 31 year-old said, “Winning trophies...

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Manchester United confirm Romelu Lukaku deal

Manchester United have confirmed a £90million deal with Everton player, Romelu Lukaku.  Everton will receive £75million first, with £15m due in potential add-ons based on the player’s performances at Old Trafford. The club made the announcement on its official Twitter page today saying, “‘MUFC is delighted to announce a fee has been agreed with Everton for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku, subject to a medical & personal terms.’  #MUFC is delighted to announce a fee has been agreed with Everton for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku, subject to a medical & personal terms. pic.twitter.com/O7oQJWzYHo — Manchester United (@ManUtd) July...

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Sad! Super Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme diagnosed with acute leukaemia

Super Eagles and Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed with acute leukemia. The 31 year-old British Nigerian reportedly went thrrough some tests that confirmed the ailment. Below is a statement from his club. “It is with great sadness that Wolves can today reveal that Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia. The 31-year-old Nigerian international goalkeeper returned some abnormal blood tests during his pre-season testing, and further medical investigation has revealed he is suffering from leukaemia. Carl will now start an immediate course of chemotherapy as he begins a lengthy battle against the disease....

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RMD shares grass to grace story as he turns 56

Veteran Nollywood actor Richard Mofe-Damijo turned 56 today. He however took to his Instagram page to share his grass to grace story; from obscurity to limelight  and from Warri to the silver screen. “Patoranking’s “Nobody wey nor fit to make am o” is the apt theme song for my life as I celebrate my 56th birthday today. From Welfare Road Warri, Delta State to the Silver Screen, it’s been an often times surreal experience that anyone who has made it from a similar place of obscurity can relate to. I believe my journey, like most journeys to greatness usually start from self...

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Okocha, Ronaldinho, Ibrahimovic, others inducted into PSG’s hall of fame

French club, PSG have Parisian outfit yesterday unveiled their new ‘Hall of Fame’ section on their website and 20 footballers were mentioned. The inductees include Nigeria’s Jay-Jay Okocha,  Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Beckham, Ronaldinho, Jay-Jay Okocha, George Weah, David Ginola, Ricardo, Valdo, Rai, Bernard Lima, Dominque Rocheteau, Luis Fernandez, Safet Susic, Carlos Bianchi, Jean-Marc, Pilorget, Mustapha Dahleb, Jean-Pierre Dogliani, Jean Djorkaeff, Dominique Bathenay, Pedro Miguel Pauleta...

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Wizkid and Davido resume back and forth rivalry. See our top reactions.

It’s official! The back and forth rivalry between two of Africa’s Superstars, Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun and David ‘David’ Adeleke which became pronounced few weeks ago will not go away, not anytime soon. They have been hurling subtle and direct insults at each other via their social media platforms, keeping their fans heavily entertained and disappointed. And just when the dust of their last ‘beef’ was settling, Wizkid stepped into the ring today and launched another attack at his colleague. It all started when the lyrics for Davido’s part in Olamide’s latest single Summer Body surfaced online and alluded to...

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Photos from Ahmed Musa’s traditional wedding

Leicester City striker, Ahmed Musa and  his new wife Juliet Ejue had their traditional wedding on Saturday, July 1st in Ogoja, Cross River State. The couple had their court wedding some months ago. Ahmed recently separated from his first wife, Jamila and the mother of his two...

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Vincent Enyeama, reportedly asked to leave club

Ex Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and 10 others have been told they are no longer part of the new Lille coach, Marcelo Bielsa’s plans and are thus no longer required in the squad. The development was revealed in a text message to the players who include Stoppila Sunzu, Naim Sliti, Junior Tallo, Rio Mavuba, Eder, Julian Palmieri, Marko Basa, Éric Bauthéac, Lenny Nangis and Marvin Martin. Enyeama, who joined the club in June 2011 made 164 appearances.  He and others have been asked ti stay away from the rest of the squad as pre-season started on 3 July....

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John Terry joins Aston Villa

Aston Villa have completed the signing of  Chelsea legend, John Terry on a one year free transfer. The 36 year-old who quit Chelsea at the end of last season following two decades at the club claimed the idea of playing against Chelsea in the Premier League was partly behind his decision to join the club. Speaking at his unveiling at Villa Park today, the player who has been handed the no 26 jersey at the club said, “The mental side of playing against Chelsea was too much to kind of get over for me. It was 22 years and...

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Photos and Videos from Lionel Messi’s lavish wedding ceremony in Argentina

The city of Rosario in Argentina went agog yesterday as prominent footballer, Lionel Messi exchanged vows with Antonella Roccuzzo, his sweetheart and mother of his children. The wedding which was held at the City Center Rosario complex attracted some of the biggest names in football. Messi looked dapper in a crisp black suit and grey tie, his 29 year-old  Roccuzzo, was regal in a dress by Rosa Clara — a Spanish designer who has styled Eva Longoria and Spain’s Queen Letizia. Messi told the guests to make a donation to Techo (a charity organization) instead of giving him gifts. Messi, Antonella and...

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Inside Lionel Messi’s wedding ceremony venue (Photos)

Barcelona/Argentine football star, Lionel Messi will wed his girlfriend of 10 years Antonella Roccuzzo today 30th June, 2017. The couple who are parents to two children, 5 year-old, Thiago and Mateo who was born in 2015 will tie the knot in one of Argentina’s grand venues, the City Center Rosario complex. The venue has a convention centre, casino, spa, swimming pool, restaurants and  sporting facilities. The star-studded ceremony is expected to attract 260 guests. Already, football stars have arrived the South American country for the football legend’s big day. Roll call of his colleagues and friends  present at the...

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