Author: loladeville

Bayern Munich win fifth consecutive Bundesliga title

Bayern Munich keep racking up victories with ease! The German side are champions for the 5th consecutive time. The Ancelotti-led men thrashed Wolfsburg 6-0 to clinch the Bundesliga for a record fifth straight season. Ancelotti is now the first manager to win titles in four of Europe’s top five’ leagues, having won trophies with AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris St-Germain and now Bayern. Goals from David Alaba, Lewandowski, Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich added more glamour to the night. No team in the Bundesliga has ever won 5 consecutive titles. “I’m really happy. I’m lucky to be at this...

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“David Moyes on Sunderland’s relegation. from the Premier League

After a 10-year stay, Sunderland have been relegated from the Premier League this season. David Moyes’ men’s run in the competition ended after Bournemouth scored a late winner by Joshua King at the final minutes of the game at the Stadium of Light, the club’s 23rd of the season. The Black Cats have won just five games all season and have been sent down for a joint-record fourth time in Moyes’ first season in charge. On his commitment to the club, the Scot who has suffered the first relegation of his career said,  “I think it’s a question for two or...

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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the all-time leading goalscorer in Europe’s top six leagues.

No slowing down for the soccer king! Cristiano Ronaldo is now the all-time leading goalscorer in Europe’s top six leagues with 367 goals. The Portuguese acheived the feat at the 27th minute of Real Madrid’s clash with Valencia today.  Ronaldo becomes Europe’s all-time top goalscorer. 367 goals. This is his 8th consecutive season of scoring 20+ league goals. The 32 year-old  is now ahead of Tottenham legend, Jimmy Greaves, who previously held the record. Earlier this season, he became the first player to score 100 times in the Champions...

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The Growing Problem of Untreated Dementia In Our Elders ~ By: Tony Ogunlowo

Just recently a picture of a half-naked elderly woman surrounded by a lynch mob appeared online in one of the many blogs under the caption: “Bird falls from sky and transforms into Woman”. Now it beggars belief that in this day and age where everybody has a smartphone, with video recording capability, that nobody has been able to provide video footage of an actual bird changing into a woman. There’s footage of people being lynched, fights, accidents – even women giving birth on the road but never of a bird metamorphing into a witch. Why? Because it’s not true...

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2018 World Cup: FIFA Announces Commencement Of Use of Video Assistant Referee

 FIFA has confirmed that a video assistant referee will be used at the 2018 World Cup. World football governing body, FIFA, has revealed its plan to commence the use of Video Assistant Referee, VAR at the 2018 World Cup. The announcement was made by FIFA President, Gianni Infantino on Wednesday. “We will use video refereeing at the 2018 World Cup because we’ve had nothing but positive feedback so far.” Infantino was quoted in a statement. Video assistance was introduced to support referees with “game-changing” decisions. It was tried last December in Japan during the Fifa Club World...

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After 7 years, Mascherano finally scores his first goal for Barcelona

Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano is trending right now. The Argentine has scored his first goal for Barca after 7 years at the club and 319 games. He achieved the ‘feat’ today during the Catalans’ 7-1 victory against Osasuna. So a penalty came up during the game and Rakitić offered the penalty to Mascherano so that he could score his first goal for the club, his first league goal since 15th March 2008. “It is an anecdote that a player like Mascherano had not scored a goal. Mascherano is a top player, his performance is beyond doubt, he is a born competitor...

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3 year-old kidnapped by ISIS for being named after Lionel Messi

A 3 year-old Kurdish-Iraqi boy was kidnapped by ISIS in 2004 because his father named him after famous Argentine footballer, Lionel Messi. He was captured along with his mother and sister from their home in Sinjar, northern Iraq ISIS kidnapped a three-year-old Iraqi boy and kept him hostage for two years because he was named after Lionel Messi (🎥 via @K24English) pic.twitter.com/jew54vWYNo — B/R Football (@brfootball) April 26, 2017 His father told Kurdistan 24  that his wife was forced to change the infidel name to Hassan and they also demanded a ransom. The 5 year-old lad has since been rescued and resides...

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“I’m not alone in football.” Joey Barton reacts to 18-month ban from football

Burnley’s Joey Barton has been banned from football for 18 months after admitting FA misconduct charge relating to betting. A statement from the FA reads, “it was alleged that between 26 March, 2006 and 13 May, 2016, he placed 1,260 bets on the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, football matches or competitions in breach of FA Rule E8. Following the Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, the Burnley midfielder was also fined £30,000 and warned as to his future conduct. Written reasons will follow in due course.” Reacting to the ban, the former Manchester City midfielder...

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NFF announces N2.5bn partnership deal with AITECO Group.

The Nigeria Football Federation have announced AITECO Group, a frontline integrated energy solutions company as its latest corporate sponsor. According to  NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, the partnership which is worth N2.5bn starts on May 1, 2017 and will last five years with an initial option of a one-year extension. The firm becomes the official optimum partner of the federation and will pay salaries of all National team coaches for the next five years. The statement issued after the signing of the agreement, “it will improve the technical preparation and enhance the performance of Nigerian national teams involved in tournaments.” Shehu...

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Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Milan clubs, others pay tribute to Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Tributes have continued rolling in for Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic  who suffered a  cruciate knee-ligament damage during the 2-1 Europa League quarterfinal victory over Anderlecht last week. There’s speculation that the setback could end the  former Sweden international’s career. The 35 year-old has been receiving support messages from footballers all over the world. Soccer greats, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, the two Milan clubs, AC and Inter Milan, Chelsea players, Kourt Zouma,  gave shout outs to him on their official pages. Check them out   #NoMatterTheColor 🔵🔴 wishing @Ibra_official a speedy and perfect recovery. Knowing the guy, it should be a...

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Opinion: Who Is The Presidency? | By: Reuben Abati

When last week, President Muhammadu Buhari decided to suspend the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director General of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke in order to allow unfettered investigations of both public officers, the most striking immediate reaction was the SGF asking: who is the Presidency? State House correspondents had accosted the then SGF as he left a meeting with the Vice President. It is standard practice at the State House for correspondents to lay ambush. Babachir Lawal obviously did not know that he had been suspended from office. If the...

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Gareth Bale out with a calf injury for three weeks.

Real Madrid No 11, Gareth Bale is expected to be out for three weeks after being diagnosed with a “grade 2 injury in his left calf.”  The Welsh footballer who was included in the starting lineup against arch-rivals Barcelona on Sunday struggled on the pitch before he was being substituted in the first half.  The Blancos said his recovery will continue to be assessed. He will miss the Champions League...

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Opinion: Why We Are Hopeful About Improving Health In Africa |By: Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates

This week, more than 138,000 vaccinators will fan out across five African countries in the Lake Chad area in a push to eliminate polio in Africa and rid the world of this terrible disease forever. They will take boats across fast-flowing rivers, ride jeeps along sandy ravines, walk crowded street in towns and cities and navigate cramped quarters of refugee camps to ensure that every child is immunized. Traveling for hours a day, these dedicated women and men will visit children in homes, schools, train stations, and transit points across Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, and the Central African Republic....

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Eniola Badmus turns up in style for her father’s burial (Photos)

Actress, Eniola Badmus, who lost her father on March 2nd, 2017 has buried her patriarch in grand style. The bold and beautiful Etisalat ambassador turned heads in two dazzling outfits at an event that took place at Havillah Event center Roll call of guest include K1, Odunlade Adekola, Tiwa Savage, Gbenga Adeyinka, D’ija, Ronke Ojo, Beverly Osu, Iyabo Ojo, Praiz Adejo, Ayo Adesanya, Toyin Lawani to mention a...

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Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos renew rivalry

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and Barcelona’s Gerard Pique‘s rivalry is far from over, not in the nearest future. The pair renewed their feud during last night’s el-clasico which ended 3-2 in favour of  Barcelona, thanks to a late strike by Lionel Messi.  Ramos was banded a red card at the 77th minute after an attempted two-footed tackle on Messi; his 5th red card in the fixture and 22nd in his entire career. As Ramos was leaving the pitch, he sarcastically clapped at his arch enemy, uttering some unclear words which seemed to suggest that that the war was far from...

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Elclasico: Check out these hilarious memes of Messi’s goal celebration

Messi came through for Barcelona yesterday during the second leg of the el-clasico. The Argentine scored a brace in the pulsating 3-2 game, bringing a total of his career goals to 5oo. He is now the all-time top-scorer in El Clasico in La Liga with 16 goals, surpassing Alfredo Di Stefano  with 14 goals. One of the most memorable moments of the game was the 29 year-old’s celebration after he netted the an extra-minute goal, the 5th goal of the game and third for Barcelona, at the Bernabeu. Shortly after firing past Keylor Navas, the 29 year-old removed his shirt and held it...

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N’golo Kante crowned PFA Player of the Year 2017

N’Golo Kanté has been named PFA Player of the Year 2017. He is the first French player to win the PFA Player of the Year since Thierry Henry in 2004. The France international has had an impressive first season at the Stamford Bridge following his transfer from Leicester last summer. He saw off competition from Eden Hazard, Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alexis Sanchez. He was presented with the award at the Grosvenor Hotel in London while ­Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli won the Young Player of the Year for the second consecutive ­season. “It means the world to be ­chosen...

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Arsenal edge Manchester City to reach FA cup final.

Pep Guardiola’s side, Manchester City were dumped out of FA Cup race, courtesy of Alexis Sanchez’s extra-time strike. The club  came from behind to secure a hard fought 2-1 victory at the Wembley. Meanwhile Alexis Sanchez has scored more goals for Arsenal at Wembley (4) than any other player in the club’s history. Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola will end a season without a trophy for the first time in his coaching...

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Actor, Olumide Bakare is dead!

  Nollywood actor, Olumide Bakare is dead. The veteran thespian who had been battling with lung and heart related illnesses for several months, passed on in Ibadan this morning. Fondly called, Chief KoKo of Oluwa lambe house, he had earlier on his admission to UCH been diagnosed with a respiratory disorder problem before he died Saturday morning. He did not fully recover from the sickness that kept him indoors for months. A family source said he underwent a surgery Friday night at University Teaching Hospital, UCH, Ibadan. “His situation went bad during the procedure and he could not make it.”...

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Ibrahimovic to miss the rest of the season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to miss the rest of the season, following last night’s injury sustained during Manchester United’s Europa League quarterfinal against Anderlecht. The 35 year-old  ruptured his cruciate ligament. The former PSG player has been involved in 37 goals across all competitions for Man Utd this season scoring 28 goals  and providing 9 assists. His injury comes as a huge blow to Man United who are looking to win the Europa League cup and be named in the top 4 in the Premier...

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