Author: loladeville

Lionel Messi’s four-match international ban has been lifted

  Lionel Messi has four match international ban for insulting an assistant referee lifted by FIFA. Following a hearing which took place in Zurich on May 4 2017, the FIFA Appeal committee has upheld the appeal lodged by the Argentinian Football Association on behalf of Lionel Messi, against the decision taken by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee. Lifting the sanctions imposed on him, the FIFA Appeal Committee set aside the decision taken by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee on 28 March 2017, which had found the Argentinean guilty of directing insulting words at an assistant referee during Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against...

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Mercy Aigbe opens up on domestic violence.

About a week ago, reports of actress, Mercy Aigbe‘s marriage crashing over domestic violence surfaced online and a few, shocking images accompanied the story. The initial belief was that the images were taken on a movie location. Cryptic posts on her instagram page suggested that all was not well with her\marriage. Her husband, Lanre Gentry when contacted denied beating his wife, alleging that she was only being framed up by his ‘mentally unstable’ wife and her  friends. Mercy however took to her Instagram page today to debunk the mental instability claims, her first post on the issue. “Dear Lanre Gentry, It breaks my heart that...

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“They better get a stadium to accommodate us all” Our top reactions to Bank W& Adesua’s engagement

The Banky W and Adesua Etomi’s engagement gist won’t just go away. Sitting comfortably on the trend couch for 24 hours and more now. So we compiled some of the funniest memes floating on the internet. Check out our best reactions to the pretty good news. And if you missed the whole gist, read here and here Banky and Adesua need not spend money on Pre-wedding pictures. The beautiful pictures from Wedding Party Movie should do. pic.twitter.com/yZhEbDiIpO — Samuel Date360 (@Naijablogger) May 3, 2017 The ONLY thing I'm waiting for now is Sola Sobowale's entrance at Banky and Adesua's wedding. She has...

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Italian legend, Francesco Totti to retire at the end of the season

Francesco Totti will retire at the end of the season after 25 years at Roma. The Italian has spent 25 seasons,  featured in 783 games netted 307 goals, and delivered 197 asissts at the club.  His retirement was announced by Roma’s new sporting director, Monchi. “I already knew that he had this agreement with the club [to become a director] and that this was going to be his last year as a player before starting as a director. Francesco is Roma and I’m going to ask him to be close to me. Even if I can only learn one percent...

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“Love You Till Eternity and Beyond” Adesua Etomi confirms engagement to Banky W

Awww! The internet has gone into a frenzy over the engagement of ‘Wedding Party’ movie stars, Bankole ‘Banky W’ Wellington and Adesua Etomi. So, Banky W made the announcement first on his istagram page , an minutes later came Adesua’s confirmation. Goodluck to the couple. Read Adesua’s account below. I went to an event in 2015 and I suppose that was the beginning of something amazing because once banky saw me, he decided that he was going to be my biggest fan. He slid into my DM and sent the funniest message and that was how we became friends. At...

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Banky W and Adesua Etomi are engaged in real life.

Ok! This is one news i never (most people actually) never saw coming. Music act, Bany Wellington and fast-rising actress, Adesua Etomi are now engaged. And No, this is not from a music video shoot or a new movie. It’s the real deal and we can’t (who are we sef) even keep calm right now. The celebrities played the role of a couple role in box office movie, The Wedding Party, alas, they were prepping us for something more exciting. I have no idea why I am this happy, they don’t even know me but, anyways,  Bank W took...

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Opinion: In Defence Of Titilayo Momoh Who’s On Trial For ‘Suicide’ |By: Reuben Abati

On March 24, one Ms Taiwo Titilayo Momoh, attempted suicide at the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos. Both the police and concerned citizens rescued her from killing herself. The said Ms Momoh was arraigned on April 21, at the Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate Court on a one-count charge to wit: “That you, Titilayo Momoh on the 24th day of March 2017 at about 10.00 hours at the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos did attempt to commit suicide by jumping into the river and thereby committed an offence under Section 235 C.17, Vol. 3 of the Criminal law of Lagos State 2015.”...

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Ibrahimovic shares recovery update

Hours after his agent, Mino Raiola dismissed reports that, Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has suffered a career-ending injury, the ex Sweden international has shared an exciting update on his recovery. The former PSG’s spell on the sidelines is going to be shorter than expected as he has declared himself fixed and stronger after undergoing knee surgery. Recall that he suffered the injury during a Europa League clash against Anderlecht last month. His agent put out word on Monday that is client, “will make a full recovery AND HAS NOT SUFFERED A CAREER-ENDING INJURY.” Ibrahimovic is in high spirits and...

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Ogun State Govt to name stadium and street after Anthony Joshua.

In the wake of his new feat, defeating Ukrainian star, Wladimir Klitschko in an epic 11 round battle at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, 27 year-old boxer, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, is set to be honoured in Ogun State, Nigeria where his parents hail from. Born to a Nigerian mother and a British father of Nigerian and Irish descent, speculation is rife that the Sagamu International Stadium in Ogun State will be renamed ‘The Anthony Joshua Stadium’ and the Cinema Street named ‘Anthony Joshua Street’ by the Ogun State government. Joshua’s family reportedly own around half of the land and property...

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Heavyweight boxing superstar, Anthony Joshua’s reaches 1.09m Twitter followers

By Lolade Adewuyi   The impact of the heavyweight title victory of Anthony Joshua against legend Wladimir Klitschko continues to be felt online as the Nigerian-Brit added about 220,000 new followers in April 2017, the month of his fight, according to figures from analytic website Twitter Counter. Joshua who is leading a new breed of boxing stars saw his following move into the 1million mark after starting April with 871, 194 followers on Twitter. His following steadily moved up throughout April and it climaxed with his 11th round stoppage of Klitschko on the night of Saturday, April 29 in...

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Opinion: Rewarding labour beyond the monetary | By: Wole Aguda

“The following day on 5 May in Milwaukee Wisconsin, the state militia fired on a crowd of strikers killing seven, including a schoolboy and a man feeding chickens in his yard”. Human freedom has historically come at a price, and more often than not, expensive. Today, the world celebrates the International Workers Day and while many take the opportunity to reflect on the immense contribution of the Labour Movement in fostering camaraderie amongst workers, I find it as an opportunity to draw attention to the need for Nigerians to begin to reward labour beyond the monetary. Money is good...

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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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