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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Former Big Brother Housemate Gifty Hints Deal With MTN

Despite all…, ex BBN housemate Gifty Powersmay well be breaking forth aftermath her chapter with the reality TV show, in what appear a deal with telecommunication giant MTN.

Gifty took to Instagram to share her picture on MTN yellow carpet, flanked by the Telecom company’s big staff.

All the best!

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Manchester United slower than my Real Madrid team – Mourinho

Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has said that he has had to adapt to the quality of the players in his squad, because they are slower than his Real Madrid side.

Mourinho took charge of Madrid for three seasons, before he returned for a second spell at Chelsea.

During his time there, Madrid scored a league-best 121 goals in their title-winning campaign of 2011/2012.

Mourinho admits he would be in trouble, if he used a counter-attacking style at Old Trafford like he did in Spain.

Asked if he does not like possession-based play, he told France Football: “That is not true. This season, we have an enormous percentage of ball possession in almost all our matches. But again, everything depends on the technical characteristics of the players that you have at your disposal. On what will enable the team to win.

“People sometimes confuse ball possession with the number of goals you score. They forget that the aim is to always score and win. At Real, I had a team that broke the record for the number of goals scored in the history of the Spanish league: 121 goals in one season. It was the best in the world in terms of transition play, in terms of being effective in recovery, and then in terms of projecting the ball towards the goal.

“Cristiano Ronaldo was 27, [Angel] Di Maria was 23, [Karim] Benzema and [Gonzalo] Higuain were 23 or 24. It was the team that killed everyone. Why would I change that? Because the Manchester United team is different. It is slower. They do not have quick players and have a desire to have the ball, in order to be dominant with play.

“Zlatan Ibrahimovic needs touches of the ball in order to play. [Ander] Herrera, [Michael] Carrick and [Paul] Pogba, too. Sometimes, in the last 20 minutes, I explore other options, and I put Marcus Rashford on to go in another direction. But, generally, I try to make do with the qualities that my players have.

“My team plays in this way or that way because that corresponds to the players that I have. It is as simple as that. If I tried to play on the counter with Manchester United, I am in s**t. If you want to play possession with a team where the players dribble a lot, take the maximum risks, push forward quickly, I would kill the potential of the players.

“I could have said to Di Maria, who was faster than an arrow: ‘You do not dribble, you play with one touch, you pass the ball, because I do not want to lose’. But I prefer to play with the qualities that my players have.”

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Peter Okoye Signs Glo X-Factor Winner, DJ Switch To PClassic Record Label

One half of the Psquare duo, Peter Okoye, has signed Glo X-factor winner, DJ Switch to his record label called PClassic.

The talented singer and dancer made the announcement via his Instagram Page by sharing a photo of DJ Switch and captioning it:

“Ladies and Gentlemen it is with great pleasure that i introduce to you a new Member of PClassic Records. Help me welcome @djswitch_ to the Square family??…New single/Video drops tomorrow ?????? #PositiveVibes”

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Actress, Kemi Afolabi & Her Crew Harassed By Thugs On Movie Set In Lagos

Popular Yoruba Actress, Kemi Afolabi and her colleague, movie director, Ijaduade Azeez were recently involved in a violent harassment with local thugs demanding for a settlement at their movie location in Ikorodu area of Lagos.

While Azeez shared photos of the injuries he sustained, he posted a video of Kemi Afolabi physically holding one of the thugs down, via his Instagram page.

His caption read:

“This crazy area boys won’t kill us the actors one day…this is happening right now on our movie set at Ikorodu. Please this has to stop help us oooo.#saynotoactorsabuse. They injured me the director, Kemi Afolabi, the producer, camera man and some of the crew…please we need Nigerians to stand up for us.”

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Want To Be Like Mourinho – Conte


Chelsea Manager, Antonio Conte, has said he wants to be like former Blue’s boss, Jose Mourinho as Chelsea prepares to face Manchester United in the FA Cup on Monday.

Conte hailed Mourinho as Chelsea great and described him as “one of the best in the world.”

The Portuguese gaffer recently said that watching Chelsea was “boring.”

He also said that the fixture list has favoured his former club.

However, the Italian manager has spoken positively of Mourinho’s impact at Chelsea, where he won the club’s first league title for 50 years back in 2004-05.

When asked if he would like to emulate Mourinho, Conte said, “I hope so. I hope so.

“His history with Chelsea was great. I know very well he’s in the heart of Chelsea’s fans. It’s great because he deserves it.

“For sure, I hope in the future to emulate his wins here. I think Jose Mourinho wrote a good part of the history of Chelsea. He won a lot with the players. He did a great job here – it’s important, always, not to forget this.

“I have great respect for him because he’s a winner. I like his mentality. He has a winning mentality. For sure, he’s one of the best in the world and, here, he did a great job. I think every single fan must respect him.”

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

I Polished Players’ Shoes at Tottenham Hotspur – Super Eagles Defender, Troost-Ekong

Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong, has revealed that he polished players’ shoes while he was a youth player in Tottenham Hotspur.

Troost-Ekong who now plays for Gent in Belgium, moved to Spurs amid interest from Liverpool and Manchester City.

During his time at the North London club, he was responsible for polishing Ledley King, Younes Kaboul and Michael Dawson’s shoes.

“Tottenham Hotspur did everything to attract me,” Troost-Ekong told Elf Voetbal.

“They flew my mother to London to talk and even wanted to fly to Nigeria to look for my father. When I was there pretty quickly. They came to my school to arrange that I would rather have one day a week to train with older boys, and every day I would pick up a taxi.

“As youths we had to polish the shoes of the players of the first team. Everyone had that my teammate Harry Kane for example. I was responsible for the shoes of Ledley King, Younès Kaboul and Michael Dawson. Real charts at the time. Shoes I was brushing it off well, thanks to the boarding school. I thought finally be starting … haha.

“At first I thought to make it nice, but over time it became annoying. Because you would do it every day, only to go home when you brush the shoes had put in their lockers.

“If it was not good enough, you would be told to get the equipment manager. At Christmas, you ever received an envelope from the player whose shoes you had polished. As a thank you.”

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Buhari: PDP Urges Prayers for Full Recovery

Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, former Kaduna governor and PDP’s national caretaker committee chairman, has urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the full recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“We are happy to welcome the president from his medical vacation in London. We welcome him home; but we will continue to pry his full recovery,” Makarfi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in a telephone interview on Friday in Jos.

Buhari, who traveled to London on a medical vacation on Jan. 19, returned to the country on Friday, March 10.

“The PDP will continue to pray for the president; all Nigerians should do same.

“Presiding over Nigeria is a huge task, so we must pray for sound and steady health so that Buhari can effectively handle that tough job,” Makarfi said, in his reaction to the news.

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Buhari’s Returns End Evil Insinuations — APC

The All Progressives Congress in Ondo State says the safe return of  President Muhammadu Buhari has  put an end to unpatriotic and evil insinuations about the President’s health.

Mr Abayomi Adesanya, the APC Publicity Secretary in Ondo, made the observation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday.

NAN reports that President Buhari returned from London to Nigeria after 51 days of medical vacation in the early hours of Friday.

Adesanya said: “the rumours of the death of the President were the handiwork of some unpatriotic Nigerians and the opposition who were desperate to weaken and derail the anti-corruption fight of the President.

“But, we thank the God Almighty for the safe return of the people’s president.

“We enjoin Nigerians to continue praying for Buhari-Osinbajo led-Federal Government to succeed in putting our country on the path of glory among the committee of developed nations’’.

Mr Kehinde Aworele, the National Legal Adviser of  Alliance for Democracy (AD), also congratulated President Buhari for his safe return to the country.

“I commend President Muhammadu Buhari for making such recovery after much noise about his health.

“With the current economic situation in the country, we need the President and I urged Nigerians to continue to pray for him,’’ said.

Aworele commended Nigerians for their prayers on the health of the President.

Chief Taiwo Olatunbosun, the APC Publicity Secretary in Ekiti State, said the President’s return had shown that he was not terminally ill.

“The President’s return has vindicated our claim that the President is not terminally ill as being portrayed in some quarters opposed to the anti-corruption war of APC-led Federal Government.

“I, on behalf of APC, also apologised to Nigerians on the role played by Gov. Ayodele Fayose in making himself the “prophet of death’’ while the President was abroad attending to his death

“Fayose has been put to shame by Buhari’s hale and hearty arrival on Friday,’’ he said.

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