Author: loladeville

Real Madrid become the first team in the CL Era to win back to back titles!

Real Madrid wrote another glorious chapter in their history when they beat Juventus 4-1 to become the first team to defend a UCL trophy after a thrilling encounter at the National Stadium of Wales.  The only team who attained that feat was AC Milan 27 years ago. On the scoresheet for tonight’s game were Cristiano Ronaldo who scored a double, Marco Asensio, Casemiro and Juventus’ Mandzukic whose scissors kick sent the football world into a frenzy. Unfortunately the team couldn’t go beyond that, the final moments of the game was very embarrassing for the team as well. The Los Blancos also created history  by...

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Barca unveil Ernesto Valverde as new coach

Retired Spanish footballer, Ernesto Valverde has been named the new manager of Barcelona FC. He signed his contract alongside president Bartomeu and sporting vice president Jordi Mestre. The former Barcelona player who is replacing Luis Enrique was officially presented at a press conference today. “I feel a great responsibility at this great club, it’s a challenge. It’s a privilege to be at FC Barcelona and that shows great confidence in me. It’s one of the best challenges, of that I have no doubt. My idea is to deepen that characteristic style that Barça has. When a team like FC Barcelona...

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Man City sign Ederson from Benfica

Benfica confirm they have received €40 million  fee for goalkeeper Ederson from Manchester City. The contract which has been tagged the second most expensive goalkeeper deal in history is for 5 years. ‘s Recall that Gianlugi Buffon’s transfer in 2001 was £33m / €53m Ederson‘s transfer in 2017: £33.4m is 40m The 23 year-old Brazilian was in Manchester on Monday and  was spotted at the club;s training ground on Tuesday where he was to complete a medical. He is expected to conduct interviews with the club’s in-house media channels. His official confirmation will be announced in the coming days....

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Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban has been upheld.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected Atletico Madrid‘s appeal against their transfer ban. The Spanish club’s hopes of signing players this summer have been dashed as they won’t be able to sign players until January 2018! Reacting to the verdict,  Atletico said, “This resolution is unfair and represents irreparable damage to our club. We wish to reiterate that we have been sanctioned despite strict compliance with Spanish legislation.” Full Statement from Atletico Madrid. After the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS) partially estimated the appeal filed by Atletico Madrid against the sanction imposed by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee in the case concerning the registration of licenses of underage players and that Ratified the FIFA Appeals Commission, reducing the economic penalty, but maintaining the ban on registering licenses in the next period of the market of signings, our club wants to state the following: 1. We consider that the decision to maintain the prohibition to register players in a second period, the one corresponding to the summer of 2017, supposes a comparative tort and discriminatory treatment towards our entity, since recently and in a similar case the Sanction allowing to register licenses from next July 1. This resolution is unfair and represents irreparable damage to our club. 2. The resolution was communicated outside the deadline established in the agreement signed by the parties and ended yesterday, May 31, 2017....

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Arsenal and Wenger agree contract extension.

Arsenal Football Club and Arsène Wenger have agreed a two-year extension to his contract as manager and has been reportedly handed  a £100m budget to spend in the upcoming summer transfer window. Owner, Stan Kroenke said: “Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe. It’s what the fans, players, staff, manager and board expect and we won’t rest until that is achieved. Arsène is the best person to help us make that happen. He has a fantastic track record and has our full backing.” Confirming the news, the Frenchman, said: “I love this...

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The Need to Address Mental Health Issues in Nigeria | By : Tony Ogunlowo

It’s not only the mad people who wander the streets dressed in rags, talking to themselves, that have mental health issues. People will be surprised to learn that a lot of seemingly healthy and sane people have mental health issues. Mental health problems covers a very wide spectrum ranging from the clinically insane ( ‘were’ or mad-man) who roam our streets, to those who were born with mental disorders and disabilities and finally to the closet mental health sufferers. It’s the last group, the closet-mental-health- sufferers, that I want to address here for they are the ones who are...

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Economic Confidential’s 2016 Viability Index: An incomplete analysis. | By: Tope Bolarinwa

Following the recently released 2016 economic viability report by economic confidential, I beg to disagree that economic viability is a question of percentage of IGR to federal allocation. The picture below shows the index as published by economic confidential. Viability is successful survival and economic viability is when a state is sustainable in terms of her use of her financial resources. That sure goes beyond the ratio of IGR to Federal allocation. Federal allocation remains a credible funding source for every state in our federation and the mere fact that a state plans it’s expenditure around that alone is not enough...

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Opinion: What’s a life worth in Nigeria? | By: Biodun Ogungbo

Somewhere in Nigeria. 
A trailer fell on a woman.
 It crushed her legs.
 She was still alive.
 But in severe pains and begging. Begging for help.
 For someone to save her!  There on the scene.
 Men and women. 
Including law enforcement.
 Walking around her.
 Taking photographs and video. Capturing her misery.
 Her impending death from blood loss. For all to see!  Oh, what a life?  This was the distressing picture I saw on my phone from a Whatsapp page first thing in the morning and it brought me to tears. This is however not the first such distressing picture...

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End Of An Era: Totti, Alonso, John Terry, others bid farewell to football.

The football world witnessed some emotional moments few days ago as legends; Francesco Totti, Phillip Lahm,  Xabi Alonso, Dirk Kuyt, Maxwell, John Terry retired from the round leather game.  Kuyt, Maxwell. Totti who made 86 appearances in 25 seasons and scored 307 goals said farewell in an emotional speech after his final match for the club, a 3-2 win over Genoa. “Thank you, Rome.  Thank you to my mother and father, my brother, my relatives and my friends. Thank you to my wife and to my three children. I wanted to start from the end – from the goodbyes...

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Democracy Day Speech by Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

  Dear Nigerians, I bring you good wishes from President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, who as we all know is away from the country on medical vacation. 1. Today marks the second anniversary of our assumption of office. We must thank the Almighty God not only for preserving our lives to celebrate this second anniversary, but for giving us hope, strength and confidence as we faced the challenges of the past two years. 2. Our administration outlined three specific areas for our immediate intervention on assumption of office: these were Security, Corruption and the Economy. 3. In the Northeast of...

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Barcelona send Luis Enrique off in style

Messi, Neymar and Alcacer all struck tonight as Barcelona defeat Alaves to win their 29th Copa del Rey trophy. It was Luis Enrique last game in charge of the Catalans and clinching the trophy was an awesome way to send him off in style. The Spaniard featured in 181 games , won 9 trophies in three seasons at the Nou Camp. The 47 year-old has the best win ratio (76.24%) as Barcelona coach in the club’s history (10+ games). He is also the the first manager to win three consecutive Copa del Rey finals in 64 years. (2014/2015, 2015/2016,...

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Arsenal beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup

Arsenal beat 10-man Chelsea today to secure their 13th FA cup. The thrilling game which ended 2-1 at the Wembley saw Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Per Mertesacker and  Chelsea’s Diego Costa get on the score sheet. Arsenal outclassed their opponents and Alexis Sanchez whose goal was ruled as handball was awarded Man of the Match for his performance. The Chilean has scored 30 Goals and 16 Assists in 50 Games. Arsenal have now won the FA Cup more times (13) than any other team in the competition’s history...

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Top 10 reactions to D’banj’s baby announcement.

On today’s edition of Loladeville Top 10, we are going to be looking at reactions to Dapo ‘D’banj’ Oyebanjo’s baby announcement. Recall we broke the news here  days before the superstar made the official announcement on his IG page. So let’s see what people said about the king of low-key! lol you guys that say banky is lowkey. dbanj got engaged, married, wife got pregnant and people didnt know till his child was born. levels. — Dad. (@CloverDaddy) May 26, 2017 Theres beauty in being low-key, Banky, Susu got engaged no one knew they were dating, dbanj married! even has child,...

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 Ten Things Nobody Told You About Herbal Remedies for Fertility Issues | By: Roma Joans

Did you know herbal remedies are great ways to treat fertility issues? With so many couples having trouble conceiving as medical treatments become more costly, natural fertility remedies offer healthy yet cost effective ways of starting a family. Because fertility is becoming a more serious issue every day, it’s important for women to a focus on eating well, taking herbal supplements, and making significant health-minded lifestyle changes. With those priorities in mind, here are ten things nobody told you about herbal remedies for fertility issues to help you find relief quickly and become pregnant easily.   They May Strengthen...

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Cristiano Ronaldo Accused Of Tax Evasion by Spanish Authorities

Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish authorities. The Portuguese could face 5 years in prison for tax fraud after failing to pay £13m from image rights to the Spanish Govt from 2011-2013. According to Adriana Garcia of ESPN FC, Spanish prosecutors believe “the Portuguese may have committed wrongdoing” after they carried out an investigation. In December, leaked documents appeared to reveal that he hid 150 million euros in tax havens in Switzerland and the British Virgin Islands. If found guilty, he will likely go to prison. Sentence would be 4 months for each offense (2011,12,13) Only few...

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Why Made-in-Nigeria will give small businesses a boost

Nigerian Federal Government should be commended for putting the spotlight on local manufacturers through initiatives such as the Made-in-Nigeria Dress Days and an Executive Order compelling state agencies to direct at 40% of procurement to Made-in-Nigeria goods and services. That’s according to Magnus Nmonwu , Regional Director for Sage in West Africa (www.Sage.com), who says a strong government push to encourage Nigerians to support locally made goods and services will help encourage entrepreneurship. This, in turn, could help spur diversification of the economy, create local jobs, and decrease unemployment. Made-in-Nigeria resonates with the theme of Africa Day (25 May)—“Building...

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Manchester United become the most decorated English club in football history.

Two goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in each half saw Manchester United defeat Ajax Amsterdam to win Europa League final and qualify for the group stages of next season’s Champions League. With 43 trophies in their cabinet, the Red Devils have become the most decorated English club in football history.  The club have now won every possible trophy. Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho is the first Man United manager in history to win two major trophies in his first season in charge.“It’s the end of a very difficult season but a very very good season, we preferred this way to finishing...

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Leo Messi sentenced to 21 months in prison

  Lionel Messi and his dad, Jorge Messi have lost an appeal to Spain’s Supreme Court over a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud. The Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court confirmed the prison sentence for the Argentinean. Messi, who admitted to avoiding the payment of taxes derived from his image rights in 2007  was sentenced to seven months in prison for each of the three crimes and fined  532,313.31 Neither Messi or his father are likely to go to Prison as under Spanish law sentences under two years can be served under probation. Nevertheless, Messi’s sentence has been reduced to 15...

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Dbanj and wife welcome first child.

The Koko son is here! Nigerian singer, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj and his wife, Lineo Didi Kilgrow have are now parents to a baby boy. A reliable source disclosed that the bundle of joy arrived in the US on Friday, 19th May, 2017. The couple had a quiet traditional wedding in Jos, Plateau state in June last year and a private registry wedding on, July 2, 2016. 25 year-old Didi is an undergraduate of the University of Abuja.  Her father is an American and her mum is half Nigerian, half South African. Congratulations to the couple.   Update The child...

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Super Eagles star, Ahmed Musa, weds new lover in Abuja (Photos)

Super Eagles and Leicester City star, Ahmed Musa wedded his new lover, Juliet Adeh Ejue yesterday in Abuja. His divorced wife, Jamila is reportedly back in Kano state with their two children. \ Recall that about a month ago, the 24 year-old was invited for questioning by police in England following a heated argument with his ex wife.  Reports later surfaced that it...

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