Author: loladeville

I’ll fire Wenger if i buy Arsenal – Dangote

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has declared that the first thing he will do if his plans to takeover Arsenal is successful is to sack Arsene Wenger. The richest man in Africa made this known in an interview with Bloomberg Dangote and he affirmed his desire to invest in the English club once he completes a major oil refinery project in the Nigerian capital of Lagos.   “The first thing I would change is the coach, He has done a good job, but someone else should also try his luck.” The 60 year-old said. Dangote intends to make an offer valued Arsenal at...

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Photos from Pastor EA Adeboye’s surprise book launch

Dignitaries thronged The RCCG Youth Centre, on August 15, 2017 for the launch of Pastor EA Adeboye’s new book titled: ‘Pastor EA Adeboye: His Life And Calling’.  The distinguished man of God had no inkling of the project as his wife had hid information about the book from her husband for one year, saying that she planned it to coincide with his 75th birthday. The 40-page book offers a fresh insight into the life and calling of Pastor EA Adeboye, it documents his challenges and achievements through the years. Roll call of guests at the event include Presiding Bishop, Living Faith...

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“This is persecution” Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to 5-match ban

Cristiano Ronaldo has labelled his recent ban by Spanish football, persecution, adding that it is exaggerated and ridiculous. Recall that the Portuguese was handed a five-match ban for taking his shirt off and diving and pushing the referee following his dismissal in the Supercopa de Espana played against Barcelona few days ago. The Real Madrid forward shared his thoughts on the punishment on his instagram page, “Impossible to be immune to this situation, 5 games !! It seems to me exaggerated and ridiculous, this is called persecution! Thanks to my teammates for the support and the fans...

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Ogenyi Onazi denied work permit.

According to BBC Sport, Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi has been denied a work permit to play for Birmingham City. The central midfielder who recently quit Turkish club, Trabzonspor had his application rejected by the Football Association. BBC learnt that Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the past two editions of the Nations Cup has affected his chances of securing the permit. An appeal made by the club was rejected on Wednesday despite Onazi featuring in over 80% of the national team games. The 24 year-old has made 38 appearances times for the Super...

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Bill Gates donates 5% of his fortune to charity.

World’s richest man, Bill Gates has donated $4.6billion worth of his Microsoft shares to charity, his biggest donation since he set up the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000. A report by a US Securities & Exchange Commission states that the Philanthropist’s donation comes in the form of 64 million Microsoft shares, valued at $4.6billion and representing about 5% of his current $90bn fortune. Gates now has his stake in Microsoft reduced to 1.3% from 24% in...

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Kevin-Prince Boateng released by Las Palmas.

Kevin Prince Boateng and Las Palmas have reached an agreement to terminate his contract with the club. The German-born Ghanaian footballer cited “irreversible personal reasons” for leaving the club. The midfielder who scored 10 goals for Las Palmas in 2016/17, the most he’s even managed in a single campaign will formally say goodbye to Las Palmas in a press conference this afternoon.  Kevin has been linked to a move to Eintracht...

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#Supercopa: Ronaldo handed five-match ban for pushing referee

What’s an el-clasico without drama? Cristiano Ronaldo has been handed a five-match ban for taking his shirt off and diving and pushing the referee following his dismissal in the Supercopa de Espana played against Barcelona last night.  The Madrid forward who scored one of the three goals of the night was furious  after he was shown a second yellow card for slipping easily into the Barcelona...

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The Agriculture Revolution in the Niger Delta: The story of a Farming General |By: Paul Boroh

As an officer in the Army, I took to farming believing that is the future of the country and that on a personal level, I could better sustain my family. Our lands are so fertile that I did not need much fertilizer; the inputs were minimal and the yields were much. Our climate, by God’s grace is predictable; it rains when it should rain and the sun shines when it should; so why not take advantage of what nature has freely given us as Nigerians.  When in July 2015, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed me Special Adviser on...

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No regrets leaving banking for blogging – Laila Ijeoma

I’ld like use this medium to extend my warm wishes to this beautiful colleague, Laila Ijeoma of lailasblog.com who is a year older today. God bless you real good. Below is her interview in Vanguard Newspapers.  In a chat with Saturday Woman, she says she has no regrets a year after taking this huge leap of faith as she now has all the time to focus on her family and continue to grow her blog even bigger.  Why did you dump your bank job for full-time blogging? I started blogging as a joke in 2012; I wasn’t looking for money because I was already gainfully employed at that time. All I wanted was an outlet to share my life with Nigerians, inspire them with my stories. So I started a Facebook group called, ‘True love for my man’- that should be around 2010. That was the first social media account I used to gather people together and we chatted about love and heartbreak. My big dream had always been to have a top Nigerian talk show, so I later started a show on radio. I eventually had to put it on hold because it was so demanding. Being married, a mum to 3 boys, working at the bank, there was a lot to do in just 24 hours every day and the whole schedule nearly ‘killed’ me, so I...

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Opinion: The Mindless Worship of Gadgets | By: Tony Ogunlowo

We have a new addiction in our lives and it’s called the mindless worship of gadgets. We can’t do without our gadgets and the main culprits are smartphones and tablets. Our popular gadgets are simply inanimate electronic devices that are designed to serve a purpose. For instance the primary function of a cellphone, regardless of its make, is to make and receive calls. Anything else after this is secondary: but people tend to spend their every waking moment glued to them, switching from one app to another, texting, streaming videos and checking Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates. To them the outside world becomes a nonentity as they continue to worship, devoutly, the electronic device in their hands. Take away anybody’s smartphone and they’ll become suicidal! And there’s the gadgets themselves: the pricier, apparently, the better. How many of us still worship the God of Apple? We can’t wait for the next iPhone, iPad, iWatch or i-whatever to hit the stores before we rush out to buy it, whether we need it or not: in turn we’ve turned our God, the Apple Corporation, into one of the richest companies on Earth. Any gadget bought, today, is not worth what you pay for it. Being slaves to consumerism the big corporations prey on our insatiable appetite for more and sell us useless upgrades, often for more money. Can anyone tell...

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Neymar’s PSG debut could be on hold again

Paris Saint-Germain’s new player won’t make his debut with the French league side again as Barcelona are yet to submit a transfer clearance to French football authorities. French football governing body, LFP, said in a statement that they are yet to receive the International Transfer Certificate (CIT) from the Spanish football federation and will launch an official procedure with FIFA. “The Spanish federation of football has until Thursday night to send the CIT to the French Federation of football, who send it back to the French professional football league, and then Neymar can play with PSG this weekend.”   The £515,000-a-week Brazilian who missed Saturday’s...

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Nigerians come for Toke Makinwa following her views on Whatsapp calls.

Toke Makinwa has taken up a top spot in Twitter’s trend list again. She’s trending for her views on Whatsapp calls which was aired on her vlog. Toke Makinwa reckons Whatsapp calls aren’t appropriate for personal relationships, adding that guys should make proper phone calls. She says Whatsapp calls should only be allowed if the guy is abroad (because of the different time-zones). And as usual, Nigerians came out in droves to attack her and question her sense of reasoning. There was no holding back. Check out the video that generated the hues.   If you're yet to watch...

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Madrid beat Man United to win UEFA Super Cup

Reigning European champions, Real Madrid defeated Manchester United to win the UEFA Super Cup in the Macedonian capital Skopje today. The contest which is held by winners of the  Champions League and Europa League ended 2-1. Real Madrid’s Casemiro and Isco as well as Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku  all got on the score sheets. Zinedine Zidane has been in charge of Real Madrid for 19 months and has already won 6 trophies. He becomes the first person to win the UEFA Super Cup +2 times as a player and +2 times as a manager...

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Nigerian Professional Football League Launches Lottery with Highest Jackpot in Africa

AfroMillionsLotto; a brand new lotto with a minimum jackpot close to a billion naira is to be launched in support of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs by the League Management Company (LMC) in partnership with British-based Ofertas365. The lotto, due to be live later this month, has jackpots larger than every lottery in Nigeria combined, and the biggest available anywhere in Africa! All 20 NPFL clubs are to be branded with their own page on the lottos website where people can buy tickets online for the twice-weekly draws, as well as enjoy a range of Instant Win games offering big-money prizes. The...

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Movie Review: Banana Island Ghost | By: Jerry Chiemeke

Movie Title: BANANA ISLAND GHOST Genre:  Comedy Year of Release: 2017 Cast: Chigul, Patrick Diabuah, Bimbo Manuel, Damilola Adegbite, Saheed Balogun, Ali Nuhu, Tina Mba Director: BB Sasore “Banana Island Ghost” is about a young man named Patrick (Diabuah) who dies, but is scared to step into Heaven because he does not have a soulmate. He is given three days by God (Bimbo Manuel) to find a lady and get her to love him. Patrick has the luxury of being unseen or unheard by anyone except the lady he chooses, and he requests for a lady who lives in...

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You Can’t Beat Her, You Can’t Rape Her | By: Wole Aguda

For lack of time, I have been unable to soak in all the stories out there on rape incidents. The accounts are inhuman, indecent and grossly against the lowest of known morals. I find the stories wrenching my moral self and sincerely call for coordinated action that advances the protection of children and minors from the dastardly misnomer that such actions are. Even for young ladies or the mature, rape remains an aberration unworthy of any form of negotiated interpretation outside evil, and one deserving of the condemnation of sane humanity. Sex has been a problem for humanity and...

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“I’ve conquered everything but i need challenges” Read Neymar’s farewell message to Barcelona.

Neymar’s move to French side, Paris Saint Germain is done and dusted and the world has moved on. The 25 year-old Brazilian forward who has now become the world’s most expensive player after completing a 222 million euro move to Paris Saint-Germain has posted a farewell video message to Barcelona on his social media pages.  His message below: “A Sportsman’s life is moving for challenges. Some are taxes, others are the fruit of our decisions to maintain the light that illuminates our career, which is intense but short. “Barcelona has been more than a challenge, it has been my...

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La Liga refuse to accept payment of Neymar’s £222m release clause.

Neymar’s world-record deal will not be completed anytime soon as La Liga have refused to accept payment of the Brazilian’s  £222m release clause ahead of his move to Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar’s representatives, Juan de Dios Crespo and Marcos Motta were at the league’s headquarters in Madrid to make the deposit but La Liga president, Javier Tebas, reportedly threatened and declined to accept the payment. “We can confirm that the player’s lawyers came to the La Liga offices this morning to deposit the clause and that it has been rejected,”  “That’s all the information we are giving out at this moment.” A statement read.  The...

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Nigeria adopts 3 word addresses

NIPOST will use what3words to increase the number of homes it can deliver to and improve delivery services in preparation for the take-off of Nigerian e-commerce Nigeria’s postal service, NIPOST, has just announced its adoption of the innovative global addressing system what3words (www.what3words.com). Nigeria is the seventh country to adopt what3words, and the third in Africa. The system is already being used for mail deliveries in Mongolia, Sint Maarten, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Tonga and Solomon Islands. Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and its most populous country with approximately 184 million inhabitants. It has the seventh largest population in the...

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