Portugal have been labeled a one man team with Cristiano Ronaldo being the stand out star for his country over the last five years but in a friendly against one of the biggest national football teams in the World; Italy, Portugal showed that they can still produce a good win without the three time Ballon D’Or winner as they beat the Azzuri 1-0 in Switzerland
There wasn’t much of a competitive edge to the match as both teams did not field their strongest squads but both squads still comprised of some quality players. after an uneventful first half, Portugal brought the game to life seven minutes after the restart as Quaresma curled in his signature outside of the right foot cross from the left and Eder ran in behind two Italian defense to smash Portugal in the lead. Italy never really threatened to find an equalizer until the 80th minute but it was too little too late for the 2006 world cup winners as Portugal held on to claim what was more of statement than a victory.
The loss represents Antonio Conte’s first as manager of Italy. The former Juventus manager would not be too hurt by the loss though.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has, since his election as the chairman of the National Assembly on June 9, been attending to official matters at his private residence in the Maitama area of the Federal Capital Territory because the N27.1bn official homes being built for National Assembly’s principal officers are still under construction.
Y According to Punch, The former multi-million naira official residence of the Senate President and those of other principal officers had been sold in 2010 at give-away prices by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo administration under the monetisation programme.
Former Senate President, David Mark; his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu; former Speaker, House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole; and his deputy, Usman Nafada, had in 2010, bought their official homes. Other lawmakers also did likewise.
The new homes being constructed by the government for the federal lawmakers at a cost of N27.1bn are still under construction
Loic Remy wasn’t what you would call a regular for Chelsea last season and mainly featured in cup matches and from the bench in the league. The Frenchman is obviously bothered by the imminent arrival of Radamel Falcao to the London club and the former QPR man is seeking either alternatives or reassurances.
The former Newcastle United forward played second fiddle to Diego Costa last season and has made it clear that his target is more playing time this season but that might not be the case if the Falcao arrives and hits the form that commanded the huge fee Manchester United paid for the Colombian last season. Falcao is one of Mourinho’s primary transfer target, the former Real Madrid manager is obviously bent on having three quality strikers in his side following the departure of Didier Drogba.
Remy is going to meet with Chelsea officials in coming weeks and depending on the outcome of the meeting, Loic Remy could be available for sale during the transfer window.
Kim had penned down a letter to her future self in 2025. The letter published in the July issue of Glamour magazine reads
“Dear Kim, when you read this, you’ll be 10 years older in the year 2025. I hope this is where you are,””When it comes to how you’ll feel about your body, remember to be kind to yourself and enjoy how you look now because you’re not getting any younger. May you continue to feel blessed and grateful.” “Since North is now 12, I hope you remember that pre-teens are going through a lot,”. “I know junior high is really tough, so remember to have a lot of patience.” “I hope Khloe finds her happily ever after and falls madly in love because she really deserves it,”
“I hope Kourtney is maybe done with having babies. She has a lot on her plate and I know she doesn’t want to stop anytime soon. I hope Kendall will continue to be modeling and doing whatever she wants to do and Kylie better just be doing whatever she wants because she’s not usually one to take any direction.
“We both know that there are just so many haters out there and I hope you can continue to ignore them and focus on everything positive,” the soon-to-be mother of two writes.
“Are you still filming Keeping Up With the Kardashians?” she continues, “”Are you still decorating our dream home? Are selfies still a thing? Are the terms ‘bae’ and ‘on fleek’ so 2015? If not, am I still ‘on fleek’? Is mom still making you do the family Christmas card? If so how are you possibly fitting everyone in?” And while we’re sure selfies won’t go out of style in the world of Kim Kardashian, she concludes the letter by setting a goal for Instagram. “If you haven’t broken the 100 billion mark on Instagram followers, I will be very disappointed in you. Bible.”
Earlier today AC Milan sacked Filippo Inzaghi after he failed to secure European football for the club. The Rossoneri finished 10th last season and was shown the door midway through his two year contract.
It was expected that former Italian and Milan striker was to be shown the door and probably asked to close it on his way out. Former sampdoria boss, Sinisa Mihaljovic replaced him and was installed earlier today.
Inzaghi thanked the fans for their support, but failed to hide his anger and bitterness, I’m sure he wasn’t even trying to hide it. The it’s not you it’s me will probably not go down well with the Italian.
Inzaghi wrote on Facebook: “This completes an unforgettable experience that has enriched me from both a professional and personal point of view.
“I thank Milan for giving me this great opportunity. I gave everything, together with my staff, working every day with passion, desire and extreme dedication. But unfortunately it was not enough and things did not go as we had all hoped.
“The bitterness and disappointment remains at not having the opportunity to continue but this is football.
“A hug and best of luck from my heart to all the players who have followed me in these months. Despite the problems they have always shown respect and professionalism.”
He added: “I also thank all the Rossoneri fans who, until the last moment, through the suffering were close to me. A special mention to the Curva Sudâ€¦ thank you for your moving statement.
“Milan will always be in my heart â€¦ I will support and scream for them always. I hug you all and see you soon.”
Twenty seven out of the 35 policemen missing after terrorists attacked Gwoza in Borno in August, 2014, are yet to be declared dead, Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, said on Tuesday.
Arase disclosed this while responding to questions from newsmen .
“About our colleagues, who are missing in Gwoza, there is a tradition in the police force.When officers are missing in battle, we do not declare them dead or missing until after a period has lapsed.So, we are still waiting for that period to lapse, and if we cannot find them after that time, then, we will formally declare them either dead or missing,’’ Arase said.
On Aug. 20, 2014 after the insurgent attacked Gwoza, 35 policemen were declared missing.But ,6 days later, the Police spokesman, CP Emmanuel Ojukwu, told newsmen that eight of them were found, leaving 27 still missing.
“It hurts me that people in England think that the real Falcao is the one we saw at Manchester United,” Mourinho said.
“He played in Spain and Portugal and I know him very well because I was in Portugal and Spain. In Spain we were together when he was at Atletico and I was at Real and I know him very, very well… he is a great player.”
Following the resignation of Jonah Otunla, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is conducting a test to select the next Accountant General of the Federation.
The President had appointed a Director in the office of AGF, Mohammed Kyari, as the acting AGF pending the appointment of a substantive Accountant General of the federation.
According to report, Officials in the office of the Head of Service of the Federation will be conducting a second round of examinations following the conclusion of the first round of the test, which was held yesterday at the conference hall of the office of the Head of Service at the federal secretariat complex Abuja.
A source at the HOS office, who preferred anonymity revealed that about 20 eligible candidates were eventually dropped after the first sitting, which took over five hours to complete.
“Subsequently, the other 40 candidates were moved to a different location in Garki district where they still undertook that round of exams.”
“They would all converge in the same venue today (Tuesday) and those who were not successful in the second exam would be dropped, while the others who made it to the final round will take their last tests,” he concluded.
Nicki Minaj might have been through quite a lot in her personal life in the recent past but you’d have to think twice if for some reason, you think she’s bothered.
The Rapper, who lashed back at her ex Safaree Samuels for writing her a diss track, shared a selfie of herself and well… her twins on Twitter for her fans to see and we’d be lying if we say we didn’t like it!
Nicki who has had an amazing year with her career, collaborating with Beyonce on one of the biggest track yet, in the year, has also revealed she is in love with her Rapper beau, who recently collaborated with Davido on a song, Meek Mill.
And her fans seem to have given their blessings, seeing as Nicki now and her ex are now being referred to as “Omeeka” which is Onika + Meek.
And we all know it’s real when your fans start putting your name and your boo’s name together like it is addition time in a Maths class.
Rihanna is the poster girl for major fashion house Dior and she is putting in work even at runway shows.
The singer was the VIP guest at Dior’s Autumn Winter 2015 show at the National Art Center in Tokyo, and as the runaway presentation’s star attendee, she wowed in a custom made dress from the luxury brand.
The pop-star looks amazing in the custom made mini denim dress which she paired with lace up boots from Dior’s resort collection, finishing the look with head to toe Dior accessories.
Riri also completed her look with a Diorama handbag from the Autumn 2015 collection and added some sunglasses.
AC Milan have confirmed that Sinisa Mihajilovic would take over the reigns as manager at the San Siro, replacing Fillipo Inzaghi as the club look to return to the summit of Italian and European football.
Sinisa Mihajilovic has developed a reputation of being an overachiever and he did the exact same thing last season as he led Sampdoria to a 7th place finish before stepping down as manager as he told the fans that he was looking for a new challenge. AC Milan have been on the decline over the last few years and former manager, Inzaghi like former teammate and AC Milan legend, Clarence Seedorf before him could’t save the club. The club seems to have found some financial stability following a deal to sell some stake to an Asian businessman. The goal now for AC Milan is recovering on the pitch and their first target would be European football and Mihajilovic would be charged with bringing European football back to San Siro.
According to AC Milan’s website, Mihajilovic has signed a two year contract meaning Milan don’t want to run the risk of keeping him for too long if his tenure as manager doesn’t work out.
Well this would be huge. EA Sports are currently looking for a footballer who would cover their flagship football game, FIFA for 2016, FIFA 16 alongside four time world footballer of the year, Lionel Messi. And Jordan Henderson is actually winning the vote.
The game has a contract which would see Messi be on the cover but in certain regions, he would cover alongside stars from leagues in those regions. The UK region is currently up for a vote and with Aguero and Harry Kane for competition, Jordan Henderson who is set to take over from Steven Gerrard as Liverpool captain is actually in front.
The voting closes on the 5th of July and it would really be a shocker if Henderson is on the cover as (all due respects to Henderson) there are a few more talented players and definitely bigger stars than Henderson playing in the UK. Just off the top of our head, Wayne Rooney (who isn’t even in the top five).
I guess you are as surprised as I am. According to Timi Dakolo,Iyanya is currently holding his traditional wedding in Calabar. Update: Its for his new video Applaudise..Nice stunt having all of them say it’s his wedding lol
Drake was pictured on set of a music video in Compton with rapper The Game looking a little bigger than usual. He’s been hitting the gym a lot lately and it’s beginning to show. You like? See more pics after the cut…