Weah, Drogba, Samuel Eto’o’ to visit Lagos

Weah, Drogba, Samuel Eto’o’ to visit Lagos

African football legends both in Nigeria and abroad will on Saturday storm Agege Stadium in Lagos to feature in the testimonial match organised in honour of outgoing Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State. Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Tandoh, in a statement on Thursday, said the event tagged ‘Match for Ambode’, was organised to honour Ambode for his laudable contributions to sports development in Lagos since he assumed office in 2015, NAN reports…

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“Our world is going through a lot, social media has been terrible” – Selena Gomez

“Our world is going through a lot, social media has been terrible” – Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez is voicing her concern about the “terrible” effect that social media has had on her generation, and says she advocates taking breaks from the platforms. Gomez who is the third most followed person on Instagram after soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and pop singer Ariana Grande, said during a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival that she gets “scared” when she looks at the exposure of young girls and boys on those platforms….

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Over 440,000 people sign petition to seek a remake of ‘Game of Thrones’ final season

Over 440,000 people sign petition to seek a remake of ‘Game of Thrones’ final season

A petition on Change.org titled “Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers.” now has over 440,000 signatures. The petition reads; “showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on,. This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!” The goal of the petition is to gather 500,000 signatures…

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EFCC files 11 charges against Naira Marley with singer facing 7-years in jail

EFCC files 11 charges against Naira Marley with singer facing 7-years in jail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has preferred 11 charges bordering on fraud against upcoming musician, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, for alleged credit card fraud. The musician effectively risks seven years in jail if found guilty, as Section 33 (2) which he was accused of breaching, reads: “Any person who uses: a counterfeit access device; an unauthorised access device; an access device issued to another person; resulting in a loss or gain commits an offence and…

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Nigerian Senate passes bill recognizing June 12 as ‘Democracy Day’

Nigerian Senate passes bill recognizing June 12 as ‘Democracy Day’

The Nigerian Senate has passed the Public Holiday Act Amendment Bill to recognise June 12 as the new Democracy Day. The bill was passed almost one year after President Buhari announced that the date would replace May 29 for Nigerians to commemorate the return to the civilian government. While some members of the National Assembly had criticised the President that Democracy Day cannot be changed by just a declaration, others commended his decision. President Buhari’s…

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Real Madrid ‘complete signing of Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic in £52.4million deal’

Real Madrid ‘complete signing of Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic in £52.4million deal’

Spanish club, Real Madrid have reportedly completed the signing of Serbian and Eintracht Frankfurt striker, Luka Jovic for £52.4million. According to Sky in Germany, the 21-year-old signed a five-year contract with the Spanish giants, which will earn him £43.7m (€50m) in total a year. Frankfurt will pay Jovic’s former club Benfica around £10.5m of the transfer fee. The striker joined Frankfurt on loan from Benfica in the summer and last month the Bundesliga club exercised their option to make the move permanent. Jovic…

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EPL: Mikel Obi in shocking return to Premier League club after multiple offers

EPL: Mikel Obi in shocking return to Premier League club after multiple offers

Former Chelsea star, John Obi Mikel is set to return to the English Premier League, EPL, this summer’s transfer window after spending six months at Championship side, Middlesbrough. According to ESPN, the midfielder is considering multiple offers from clubs in the English top-flight league including newly-promoted sides, Norwich and Sheffield United. The report claimed that the Super Eagles captain could make a decision before heading off to the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, with Nigeria…

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Why Manchester United want Man City to win FA Cup final against Watford

Why Manchester United want Man City to win FA Cup final against Watford

Manchester United are relying on a favour from rivals, Manchester City, to avoid a difficult summer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finished sixth in the Premier League and face a Europa League qualifier on July 25, unless City beat Watford in the FA Cup final on Saturday. The early start to the season would disrupt their preseason schedule that is already in place and includes friendlies in Australia, Singapore, China and Cardiff. United are set to…

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PDP, Atiku planning to sabotage Buhari’s government ― FG

PDP, Atiku planning to sabotage Buhari’s government ― FG

The Federal Government today accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential flag bearer in the February 23rd election, Atiku Abubakar, of planning to sabotage the Buhari-led administration. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the accusation while addressing State House correspondents in Abuja today Wednesday May 15th. Reading from a prepared text titled, “PDP’s Brand of Opposition Politics Poses Great Threat to Nigeria’s Democracy,” the minister alleged that the PDP and its candidate were…

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Stop giving bribe to police, immigration, others – Osinbajo tells Nigerians

Stop giving bribe to police, immigration, others – Osinbajo tells Nigerians

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has admonished Nigerians to desist from giving bribes to police, customs, FRSC, Immigrations and other officers before they get things done. The Vice President spoke against bribery today May 15th when he declared open the anti-corruption conference tagged “Collaborative Approach to Eradicating the Evils of Corruption in Nigeria.’’ While speaking at the conference, Osinbajo said that in spite of the high oil revenues in Nigeria’s history, debt doubled and poverty figures rose as a…

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