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Usain Bolt retires from football.

His football career was almost unnoticeable. Usain Bolt has announced his retirement from football after a short-term attempt to make it professional. The Jamaican took a bow after playing two games and scoring twice in an eight-week trial with Australian side Central Coast Mariners which ended last November. “It was fun while it lasted, I don’t want to say it wasn’t dealt with properly, but I think we went about it not the way we should. And you learn your lesson, you live and you learn. It was a good experience. I really enjoyed just being in a team...

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Cristiano Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud.

Ronaldo has officially pleaded guilty to tax fraud. The Juventus forward was accused of tax evasion by Spanish authorities in 2017 after failing to pay £13m from image rights to the Spanish Govt from 2011-2013. The Portuguese football legend has accepted a €18.8 million fine and a suspended 23-month jail term for tax fraud in Spain on Tuesday.  He arrived at the Madrid court after Juventus’ 3-0 Serie A win over Chievo, hand in hand with Georgina Rodriguez and dressed in an all-black outfit finished off neatly with white trainers and shades and gave a thumbs up and grin to...

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Movie Review: Chief Daddy |By: Deoye Falade.

Director: Niyi AkinmolayanGenre: ComedyProducer: Mo Abudu, Temidayo AbuduScreenplay: Bode AsiyanbiCinematography: Muhammad Atta AhmedCast: Linda Ejiofor, Shaffi Bello, Bisola Aiyeola, Funke Akindele-Bello, Zainab Balogun, Folarin Falana, Dakore Egbuson, Kate Henshaw, Uti Nwachukwu Year Of Release: 2018 Reviewer: Deoye Falade Language: English, YorubaCountry: NigeriaRating: 4.5/10 If it’s humour you’re looking for, Chief Daddy is guaranteed to serve you with loads of it. Powered with an ensemble of Nollywood’s who-is-who and directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, Chief Daddy delves into the family drama that ensues upon the death of Chief Beecroft – the titular character. It’s a rich area with ample opportunity for exploring a wide range...

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Petr Cech to retire at the end of the season.

Former Chelsea goalkeeper, Petr Cech has announced he will retire at the end of the season. “This is my 20th season as a professional player and it has been 20 years since I signed my first professional contract, so it feels like the right time to announce that I will retire at the end of this season. Having played 15 years in the Premier League and won every single trophy possible, I feel like I have achieved everything I set out to achieve. I will continue to work hard at Arsenal to hopefully win one more trophy this season,...

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Ronaldo, Messi, Hazard, others named in UEFA Team of the Year 2018.

UEFA have announced the 11 players for its official 2018 Team of the Year. They include Ter Stegen; Ramos, Van Dijk; Marcelo, Modric, Kante, Hazard; Mbappe, Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo. While Messi received 107326 votes, his rival Ronaldo garnered 108423. With 4 players included in the current Best XI, Madrid have now overtaken Barca for most appearances in the UEFA Team of the Year. UEFA.com fans’ Team of the Year 2018 GK: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Barcelona & Germany) DF: Raphael Varane (Real Madrid & France) DF: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid & Spain) DF: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool & Netherlands) DF: Marcelo...

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Movie Review: “Genevieve Nnaji’s “Lionheart” Is Unapologetically Nigerian”|By: Deoye Falade

The simple story has become an endangered species and this couldn’t have been more evident than with Lionheart, Nigeria’s first ‘Netflix Original’ and veteran actress, Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut. Much as been made of what it could have, should have been, largely due to Netflix’s involvement as it is expected that the streaming giant’s association with any artistic effort would automatically make it gold. However, there are quite a number of films in this regard that for all the awesomeness of Hollywood, fail to even have a few sprinkles of bronze on them – this applies to both films produced...

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#CAFAwards18 : Full list of winners.

The 2018 edition of the AiteoCAF awards was held on January 8, 2019 in Dakar, Senegal. Below are the list of winners. Morocco and Borussia Dortmund defender Achraf Hakimi was named CAF African Youth Player of the Year 2018.  Egypt Mohamed Salah is the CAF African Player of the Year 2018 for second time.   Africa Best XI 2018. Onyango, Aurier, Benatia, Bailly, Koulibaly, Keita, Partey, Mahrez, Aubameyang, Mane, Salah The CAF Women’s Team of the Year 2018 is Nigeria.  The Super Falcons have now won the Africa Women Team of the Year award for a record four times. 2010:...

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Egypt to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

CAF have announced Egypt as hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Egypt have won the hosting rights of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 2006 after beating South Africa 16-1 in votes. The Pharaohs have won it 2 out of the 3 times they have hosted; in 2006 and 1986. The tournament will run from 15th June to 13th July, 2019. According to reports, one of the main differences in the bids was thatEgypt had full governmental support whereas South Africa was the opposite. Egypt will use 8 stadia in 5 cities (3 in Cairo) Port...

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Opinion: “2019: Time to Disrupt the System” ~ By: Tony Ogunlowo

We’ve all made it through to the year 2019. Thank God! Now it’s time to disrupt the system! Donald Trump is  still the President of the United States of America as is Theresa May still the PM of Great Britain as is Mohammed Buhari still the President of Nigeria: in the land of the blind the one-eyed man will continue to be King! In the absence of credible leaders the world will be continually ruled by hapless Heads of States. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world all these hapless leaders’ rules are creating hardship, inequality and uncertainty....

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Funke Akindele and husband welcome a set of twins.

What a wonderful way to end theyear. Talented actress, FunkeAkindele and her husband, Abdulrasheed ‘JJC Skillz’ Bello have reportedlywelcomed a set of twins. The boys were delivered in a UK hospital recently andthe couple are reportedly back to Lagos with their bundle of joy. Funke in her Insta-story in the early hours of Saturday was full of thanks to God for giving her a new name. “Thank you Lord. Oluwa o tobi. Mo je oruko titun. Emi ti a da lewa Olorun. A ti fi oruko titun pe mi. Eyin oluwa. Thank you Jesus. Iwo loba aseda! Mo fi ogo fun o,” she...

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Controversy trails the cinema screening of Genevieve Nnaji’s lionheart movie.

Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Genevieve Nnaji’s globally acclaimed movie, ‘Lionheart’’s cinematic debut may be put on hold over alleged distribution issues. The star actress had announced that the movie which was acquired by world’s foremost subscription-based streaming service, Netflix on the eve of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival would be available in the cinemas from December 21st,but industry-related issues will not make that possible, her camp has alleged. A statement released on her behalf by Ugoma Adegoke, the CEO of Life House, sheds more light on the fresh controversy. “FilmOne, one of the major film...

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed Manchester United caretaker manager.

Following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager yesterday, the Red Devils have gotten an interim coach. Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as the club’s caretaker manager until the end of the 2018/19 season..He told the club’s official website: “Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role. I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club.”  As Cardiff City’s manager, he won  9 times, lost 16 times, had 5 draws in 30 games....

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Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United.

Manchester United have announced that Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect. An interim manager will be appointed until the end of the season. A statement from the club confirmed that, ‘Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect. ‘The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future. ‘A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.’ The 55...

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Femi Otedola promises to foot actor, Victor Olaotan’s medical bills.

Business mogul and philanthropist, Femi Otedola has promised to offset the medical bills of ailing Nollywood actor, Victor Olaotan known for his role as Fred Ade-Williams in the television series, Tinsel who is seeking financial assistance after a ghastly accident left him bed ridden for several months. Few days ago, actress Ireti Doyle posted an update about his situation, and called for donations for her colleague. A Gofundme account was also opened on his behalf. Well, the cheering news from his quarters is that the billionnaire has sprung to his help and is already in touch with his family...

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Ballon d’Or: Football fans react as Messi is named 5th best player in the world.

Lionel Messi finished outside the Ballon d’Or top three for the first time since 2006 and football fans are having none of it. Check out some of the reactions. How can you name a whole LIONEL MESSI the 5th best player in the worldSuch DISRESPECT 🤦🏾🤦🏾Ballon D'or just bi some shit awards#Ballondor — 🇬🇭 Kwabena Shaggy 🇬🇭 (@KobbyShaggy) December 3, 2018 Lionel Messi was voted the 5th (yes, 5th) best player in the world for the Ballon d’Or award. And some people still think that FIFA isn’t corrupted. What a joke. — Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) December 3, 2018 I’m...

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Luka Modric ends Messi-Ronaldo Ballon d’Or duopoly.

Real Madrid And Croatia midfielder, Luka Modric has won the 2018 Ballon d’Or, ending the decade-long duopoly over the award held by soccer greats, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He becomes the first football player in history to win: World Cup Golden Ball, FIFA Best Men’s Player, UEFA Men’s Player and the Ballon d’Or awards this year. He spoke of his intentions to remain with the Los Blancos shortly after winning the highly coveted prize on Monday evening: “I have two years left and hopefully one more [on my Madrid contract]. The club show me a lot of affection and I’d...

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Super Falcons win AWCON title for the 9th time.

Super Falcons of Nigeria are the African female Champions for the 9th time. The victorious African Queens defeated South Africa’s Bayana Bayana 4-3  in a penalty shoot-out after the game ended 0-0 for full 120 minutes. They won the title in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018 . With this latest feat, they consolidate their place as the most successful team in the...

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Gernot Rohr, Oshoala, Musa, others, nominated for CAF Awards 2018

  The Confederation of African Football has released the list of nominees for various categories of the CAF Awards 2018.  3 Super Eagles players have been nominated for 2018 Africa Player of the Year; they include Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi, and Odion Ighalo. Leicester City’s Winfred Ndidi has been nominated for 2018 Africa Youth Player of the Year. Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr also picked a nomination. For the women’s category, Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozia, Francisca Ordega, Onome Ebi were shortlisted in the Womenr African player of the year. The winners for the African Player of the Year and...

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How about 3 Sitting Presidents for Nigeria? |By: Tony Ogunlowo

The 2019 Nigerian Presidential elections are just around the corner and the electorate are going to be faced with the age-old problem of electing one from the Good, the Bad and the Ugly( – and I’m not providing any clues to who is who!) Whoever gets elected will face the age-old problem of tribalism, Corruption and Religious differences that has dogged Nigeria as a nation since 1960. Faced with all these problems any new President will spend his entire 4-year tenure battling them instead of doing anything positive for the nation: as a result progress will become stagnant, nothing...

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Didier Drogba confirms retirement from football

Former Chelsea forward, Didier Drogba has announced his retirement from football calling time on an illustrious 20-year career. The ivorian who had been lacing his boots for US-based began his career at French side Le Mans in 1998, but did not play top-tier football until he was 23 when he was signed by Guingamp in 2002. He moved to Olympique de Marseille and Chelsea in 2003 and 2004 respectively.   He made more than 100 appearances for the Ivory Coast and was voted African footballer of the year twice. Speaking on his retirement, the 40 year-old told BBC. “It’s the best way to...

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