Chelsea goalie Thibaut Courtois believes Belgium can win the Euro 2016.
Belgium are second in the Fifa rankings and are regarded as possible surprise to claim the trophy at France.
But Courtois is confident of claiming the trophy, but wants them to take it one at a time.
“I’m very much looking forward to the tournament. It’s the second one for our generation, and after the World Cup when we reached the quarter-final, we felt we could do better,” the goalkeeper told the Chelsea website.
“The hope this year is to go as far as possible. It’ll be very hard, there are lots of top teams and you need sometimes to be a bit lucky. We go there and we think we are one of the teams that could win it, but of course we have to go step by step.
“We have a good side and we can go far but we must go step-by-step and approach every game like a final. A lot of it is about momentum. If you win your first game you feel in the mood and you are ready to do great things. Sometimes it is luck on the day that helps you or doesn’t help you.”
Belgium meet Italy, Sweden and Republic of Ireland in Group E and Courtois feels they are arguably the strongest team in their section, even if he realises it will not be easy.
“We have a difficult group. Italy are a strong competitor, they always are. It’ll be a hard start against them,” Courtois added.
“Sweden are a dangerous team and Ireland will defend well and look for space we leave at the back because we are a team that likes to have possession.
“The three games will be similar. We might have the most quality of the teams in our group but in football it’s not always quality that wins games; it’s about team spirit and fighting for each other and doing your tactical work well.”
Last Thursday, the Centre for Democracy and Development invited five ministers – Amina Mohammed, Udoma Udo Udoma, Babatunde Fashola, Lai Mohammed and Audu Ogbe to come to a town hall meeting to defend themselves on findings from the Buharimeter and they all turned up. This is a new beginning when ministers believe they have the responsibility to account to citizens.
This article was written by Jibrin Ibrahim. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.
The Buharimeter is a matrix for continuously monitoring the implementation of the programmes and the delivery of the results candidate Muhammadu Buhari promised Nigerians. Buharimeter is therefore a monitoring tool that enables Nigerians to keep tabs on the implementation of the campaign promises of President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
It is an independent and non-partisan monitoring platform. What CDD did was to collate the campaign promises by tracking the manifesto and party programmes, as well as media and campaign rallies promises, which have been tabulated as 222 clear promises made to Nigerians. The promises and issues are displayed on the website and citizens and other stakeholders are invited to engage with the process of monitoring governance in Nigeria.
During Buhari’s 100 days in office, CDD had reminded Nigerians about the promises the president had made about results from the first 100 days in office. Some of the president’s aides became alarmed by the questions being asked, especially in relation to the document, “Muhammadu Buhari: My Covenant with Nigerians”, which commits the president to specific achievements in the first 100 days, that they dissociated their boss from the document. It was an unnecessary panic measure because the aim was not to embarrass the president but to remind him that he made clear promises to Nigerians and citizens have a right to hold him responsible. The campaign document in question is particularly well crafted and spells out in clear details specific deliverables Nigerians should expect from Muhammadu Buhari were he to win the election. He won and therefore all Nigerians have the civic responsibility to ask him questions.
Of course the first 100 days were problematic because virtually nothing had happened because the president took the decision to study the situation before appointing his ministers and initiating action. It is now clear that it was a mistake to have delayed appointments for so long because it is only now, after one year of the presidency, that those ministers feel sufficiently clear about what they are doing and are therefore ready to engage with Nigerians. There are two important issues about campaign promises that we as citizens should note. The first is that in a democracy, candidates are voted for on the basis of their promises to the electorate and the belief of voters’ that they will keep to their promises. In Nigeria, because we have had a long history of electoral fraud and godfathers, rather than voters deciding electoral outcomes, there is a very poor tradition of citizens demanding that promises be kept. Voters know that they never voted for the said officeholders in the first place and therefore do not have high expectations. Nigerians did vote for President Buhari and it’s appropriate that they keep scrutinising and assessing the president to ensure he keeps to his word.
The second important issue about campaign promises is that candidates, pushed by public relations firms and campaign teams, tend to promise more than they can deliver if and when elected. On assuming office therefore, they try to tone down their promises and engage in creating justifications about the difficulty of the realities they find in office. It is also the case that in certain situations, the nature of the problems encountered by governance teams is much worse than what they had anticipated.
That might be the case for President Buhari who assumed power after voters disgraced out the most corrupt and irresponsible government in our history. In such situations, the best approach is to engage the people in a sincere discussion on the nature of the problems encountered. Citizens are not stupid, they usually have a clear idea of what is possible or impossible and what timelines are realistic. Sincere and committed politicians who have exaggerated in their campaign promises have every right and indeed the obligation to issue reality checks to the citizenry on their programmes with revised timelines.
In his opening remarks, Minister Fashola warned that we should not focus too much on rapid results but rather on sustainable results. He knows what he is talking about because at the beginning of the Buhari Administration, electricity supply had improved considerable only for it to embark on a rapid downward slide. It will be recalled that at the tail end of the Jonathan administration, Nigeria witnessed a decline in her power output, to an all-time low of 1,327MW in May 2015. On July 29, 2015, the management of Transmission Company of Nigeria announced that the national grid transmission has recorded an increase from 4,000MW in early July to its highest peak of 4,810.7MW as at August 25. The crisis of the power sector, explained Fashola, is that Nigeria has 26 power plants and 23 of them are gas fired, so immediately gas supply was sabotaged, it became impossible to sustain a reasonable level of power supply. The problem speaks to a larger problem of the lack of strategic thinking in our planning and development process.
During the one-year celebration of the Buhari Presidency, we were informed about the 75 achievements of the government. There is no doubt that there are achievements to drum beat about and Lai Mohammed seized the opportunity of the town hall meeting to do that. The problem however is that it’s difficult for Nigerians to celebrate achievements given the lack of electricity, crippling inflation and the continuous decline of economic performance. Yes, we appreciate that the plan for restructuring the economy is now emerging but it will take time to see results. Nigerians are getting very upset that their does not appear to be any low hanging fruit to harvest. The ministers at the event were however upbeat that from this week with the taking off of the 500,000 teaching jobs programme and the schools feeding programme, the reaping of the low hanging fruits will commence.
The most optimistic minister was Audu Ogbe who castigated us for eating too much imported rice, wheat and fish. He was categorical in ending rice importation in two years time following his proposed programme of rapid expansion of local production. He might be assuming too much. Our agriculture is rain fed so we are dependent on how much rain God provides each year. We can develop irrigation but I cannot see us doing the earth works and canalisation for significant increase in irrigation within the period. There are wider issues about technology, improved suitable seeds, extension services etc that all need to happen. Maybe the minister should be a bit more cautious about the promises he is making.
Talking about food imports, I was shocked to read NAFDACs threat to ban imported Chinese tomato puree because they contravene the regulation that tinned tomatoes should have at least 28 percent tomato. In my naiveté, I had assumed tined tomatoes are just that with 100 percent tomatoes. NAFDAC, please go ahead and ban them, but maybe we should wait a bit till tomatoes return to the market. But maybe they should remain banned as I am rediscovering Nigerian soups since I banned tomato based stews in my house due to its present prohibitive cost. Who needs tomatoes for okro, spinach, bitter leaf, hibiscus (yakuwa and kabewa), baobab (kuka) and waterleaf soups? It’s a great opportunity to go the way of “native” soups.
Now that we have had the opportunity to listen to five ministers at the same time, my only other wish is that the president should engage more with Nigerians. He has developed a penchant for talking mostly when he is abroad so he needs to engage citizens more. For their part, each and every Nigerian needs to be more aware of what our political leaders promised us and closely monitor them to ensure that they deliver. If they do not deliver, of course Nigerians now know that they have the option of voting them out.
A professor of Political Science and development consultant/expert, Jibrin Ibrahim is a Senior Fellow of the Centre for Democracy and Development and Chair of the Editorial Board of Premium Times.
The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.
The ousted Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Modu Sheriff, has retaken his position as the party’s supreme leader following an order by the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, that all policemen deployed to the National secretariat be withdrawn.
The resurgent militant group in Niger Delta, Avengers, responsible for a string of attacks on oil and gas installations across that region, has on Monday agreed to dialogue with the Federal Government.
The high command of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) is using this medium to restate that there are no new items to put on the table for dialogue, we only want a genuine attitude and conducive atmosphere that will make us commit to any proposed dialogue and last peace talk. We want the federal government to commit members states of the multi national Oil Corporations to commit independent mediators to this proposed dialogue; we believed that it is only such environment that will engender genuine dialogue that will be aimed at setting up a framework for achieving the short, medium and long term demands of the Niger delta to de-escalating this conflict and bring about a lasting peace.
The NDA high command is restating our commitment to attack the interest of oil corporation and international refineries operators that bring in vessels to the Niger delta territory to buy our oil that every successive government have refused to used and reapply the proceeds towards any development in the region since 1958. If they refuse be heed to our advice will result to sinking of two their mother vessel as an examples to others They should not undertake any repair of pipeline, oil and gas facilities that is damaged or attacked by our forces during this period of “Operation Red Economy” until and/or after the dialogue.
We are using medium to warn and condemn the activities of all brands of social media agitators being peddled around by some politicians to promote their criminal ways in affairs of the Niger Delta. This genuine spirit behind our struggle for the Niger Delta cannot be derailed on the basis of connivance by politician, traditional rulers, settled ex- agitators and criminals moving around to fill their pockets.
The issues of the Niger delta are as old and as new as the days of Pa. Dappa Biriye, Major Jasper Isaac Adaka Boro, to Ken Saro Wiwa and the government of President Musa Yar’ Adua. We are warning this government of President muhammadu Buhari, not to turn the essence of genuine peace talk and dialogue to political jamboree that is prevailing now where all manner of social media agitators and criminals have being sponsored by the job seeking corrupt political class to safe faces before the government of the day.
Finally, if need be we may review our earlier stance of not taking lives. We are going to redirect and reactivate all our activities if the government, oil companies and their services firms don’t heed to these modest warnings of not carrying out any repairs works and suspend the buying of crude oil from our region as we await the right atmosphere that will engender genuine dialogue “ We Want a peace with Honour not a Peace of our time”
Brig. Gen Mudoch Agbinibo
This is the first time the group has shown any interest to discuss with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Sylvester Stallone is being sued for $7Million for purloining the idea for his personal trainers versus trainees reality show, Strong, which debuted on NBC in April.
Robert Fletcher is taking the Rambo actor to court after filing a suit claiming Strong, a Sylvester Stallone-produced competition between teams of physical trainers and their trainees was poached from his idea “America’s Next Great Trainer”, ANGT, which he had passed off to Stallone’s publicist and agents at William Morris Endeavor in 2014.
Williams Morris represents Stallone.
Fletcher claimed his show ANGT resembles Stallone’s Strong which features male and female trainers and is seeking at least $5 million in punitive damages plus an additional $2 million.
Stallone’s Strong aired in April 2016 on NBC and Robert believes it’s more than sheer coincidence that both shows seem undoubtedly similar.
According to sources, Robert insists the concept of his show involved having teams of male trainers and female trainees compete in different physical challenges, much (if not exactly) like the “Strong” setup.
Robert also asserts Stallone had stolen one of the trainers, Todd Durkin, whom he had intended to use for ANGT but suddenly Durkin stopped all communications with him in 2015 before suddenly appearing on “Strong” when the show aired in 2016.
Kevin McCall and Chris Brown have taken their boy-squabbles (men don’t fight) to a whole new level as McCall has released a new track mis-titled as the Sex You Back To Sleep crooner’s ex, “Baerruche”.
Obviously that’s a shot at Brown and his ex, Karrueche Tran.
Few months ago, Brown asserted McCall had been dropped from his record label and McCall refuted Team Breezy’s claim saying that he, McCall, wanted out of his contract with the label but Brown doesn’t want to let him go as he claimed he wrote some of Chris Brown’s songs.
In May, Brown shared a caption while flaunting some of his awards via Instagram, saying, “If this na wrote all these songs that he claims he wrote, why he ain’t write no more? This is life before K Mac and life after K Mac. Imma stop playing with this na, he’s a b***h.”
I would never start it but would lord have mercy would I finish it! U haven't caught on im finish something he began https://t.co/TZ6Bcb1y8K
What began with McCall accusing Breezy of stealing from him and tweeting at the father-of Royalty, “We need to sit down and handle this business”, with Brown responding that he will beat McCall so bad, he wouldn’t be able to sing or play the piano anymore has seen Karrueche Tran dragged into the fight of these boys-in-men drawers.
The “Falana Uncover’d“ live performance videos will see Falana cover 3 classics but very different songs. Each new video will feature new styles and set design and will uncover a different part of her as an artist.
‘I have an obsession with rearranging classic songs by my favourite artists It’s like time travel, I love the nostalgia.’- Falana
Watch the Video:
Stream/Listen to audio below:
Song: Lady – Fela Kuti (cover by Falana)
Arranged by “Falana“
Director: Bolaji Kekere-Ekun for 37thstate
DP: White Adeniyi for 37thstate
Production Design: Fisayo Bakare for Interior Living
“FALANA UNCOVER’D“ is a Pop-up concert Series that invites audiences to explore the stories, style and sounds of “Falana live in concert“ from June -September 2016. Every month, in different vibrant spaces across Lagos, Nigeria, she will share pieces of her story and the electricity of live music with her audiences.
Following the low consumption, low turnover and stiff competition confronted by the sale of premium motor spirit (PMS) otherwise called petrol at the Federal Government fixed price of N145 per litre, there are strong indications that some marketers have begun to abandon the fixed price of the product and are now selling as low as N130 per litre.
According to Nigerian Tribune, on Sunday, quite a few marketers, especially the independent ones were now selling petrol between N130 and N143 per litre depending on the area and the marketers.
The Newspaper averred that Al Rakin, College Road Ogba, Ikeja sold at N140.
In Ibadan, BOVAS, Odo ona, Dove, Ring Road, Diltop, Akala Expressway, offf New Garage all sold at N140, while a filling station at Olorunsogo, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway sold at N143 and another at Orita-Aperin sold at N140.
But all major marketers, including MRS, TOTAL, MOBIL, CONOIL, FORTE were selling at N145 per litre.
Speaking on the development, the Public Relations Officer, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Western Zone, Alhaji Abdul Lateef Jaiyeola, stated that:
“Firstly, that is the outcome of deregulation, whereby competition will force down the price. Secondly, our members are recording low consumption and patronage from motorists. Those who used to sell 100,000 litres (equivalent of three trucks) daily are now finding it difficult to sell 33,000 litres daily.”
However, he stated that products from private depot owners were now cheaper and available than products from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Also speaking, the spokesman of NIPCO Plc, Alhaji Taofeek Lawal, said:
“That is what deregulation brings to the sector. We sell at N134 per litre from the depot at Apapa. Any of our dealers can add N6-N7 per litre as margin after, adding transportation cost of let’s say N2 per litre. The one at Fadeyi bus stop can decide to sell below N143 per litre it is selling if he considers turnover because we deal in volume.”
Michael Jace Andrew has received a forty-year prison sentence after being found guilty of murdering his wife, April Jace, in front of the couple’s two young sons, aged 8 and 5, at their Los Angeles home.
The 53-year-old actor who played the character of a cop in the FX series “The Shield” shot his wife once in the back and twice in her legs on May 19, 2014 after she arrived in the family home following an outing.
According to an opening statement by Deputy District Attorney Tannaz Mokayef, told jurors during the the trial that Jace was angry with his wife, April, as she wanted to divorce him, plus, he was paranoid with the notion she was leaving him for someone else.
After shooting his wife, Jace placed two calls, one was a 911 call to report the shooting and another was to his father-in-law to inform him he had killed his daughter.
According to a recording released by the Los Angeles Fire Department, Jace’s father-in-law said he placed a 911 call while driving to his daughter’s residence after receiving a call and text message from Jace.
He said, “My son-in-law called me and texted me and said come get the kids because he shot April, our daughter.”
Witness reports from people who knew Jace said the actor had a history with domestic violence as a close friend of his first wife, Jennifer Bitterman, divulged in a sworn statement during his custody battle for his son from his first marriage.
In a sworn court declaration obtained by CNN, Maria De Le Vegas said, “Jace “choked and hit” his wife and “slammed her against the wall while (their infant son) screamed in his crib next to her.”
After the divorce, Jace married April Jace in June 2003 before murdering her in 2014.
Press report confirmed Micheal Jace was tearful during his sentencing, Friday, (June, 10) as he told his late wife’s family members in court, “There is absolutely no justification for my actions on that night. I am profoundly sorry for the pain that I’ve caused everyone.”
He added, “There was no premeditated anything.”
Jace starred as Julien Lowe in 89 episodes of “The Shield” as his character was a rookie officer in an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct in 2002 and rose through the ranks to become a detective before the series ended in 2008.
Banner said: “I never decided to become a baby mama ,I just fell in love. I fell in love and got pregnant unexpectedly for the man I loved. I had never gotten pregnant before and i was scared of abortion.”
“I decided to keep my baby no matter what ,i never tried to hold a man down or force marriage on anyone with my pregnancy. You know in life, the hardest decisions always turn out beautiful. I don’t regret keeping my baby one bit. She is my greatest achievement in life so far. I fall in love with her every second of the day.”
Banner, who is Flavour’s second baby mama, said she had no idea Flavour was involved with another woman when she was with him.
“I never knew Flavour was with another woman while we were dating,” she said. “We started dating way before ‘Golibe was composed’. He never mentioned/admitted he had any relationship ties with anyone even after rumour had it that he was dating someone else and she was even pregnant for him. I believed him.”
“I confronted him again when I heard she had put to bed and it seemed true. He accepted after much talk but unfortunately I was already pregnant, never knew I was pregnant until I was one month gone. What was I supposed to do? Take out my precious child? Hell no. I believe God sent her to me for a reason.”
“So you see, it was never my intention to break anybody’s relationship or come in between two lovers. I just never knew. For those of you out there judging and persecuting me for something you know nothing about, let me ask, are you better than I am? Is it okay by God for you to judge me when he has forgiven me all my sins?”
The Nasarawa State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), has embarked on an indefinite strike action over payment of its salaries in ‘decreasing’ percentages by the various Local Government Areas in the State.
“Government started paying 80 per cent salaries, later they moved to 50 per cent salaries and now we are receiving 25 per cent of our salaries. This is wickedness”, the state Chairman of the union Comrade Jatau Francis disclosed to Pressmen on Monday.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that Francis made this disclosure during a peaceful rally in Lafia, to mark the commencement of the industrial action on Monday.
The state chairman, who stressed that the strike was long overdue, explained that, since January 2015, teachers in the state have been receiving salaries on percentages thereby making it difficult to fend for their needs.
Francis bewailed that previous payments made in percentages did not service the needs of teachers in the state, hence, the need for government to clear all outstanding payments of salaries.
The chairman also sought for the immediate return of teachers salaries to the State’s Universal Basic Education (SUBEB), for onward payment to teachers as spelt out in the Universal Basic Education Law 2005 and not Local Government Councils.
On Sunday’s episode of their family reality TV show, Khloe said;
‘I love Lamar with all of my heart and I want the best for him,”But now I feel I’m back to it being the hardest thing to do.I want to have kids and maybe to be remarried one day. I need to move on, and I will be filing for divorce very soon.’
I need this marriage to end because it’s depressing. No one checks on me… they always check on how Lamar is doing.’
While we were still hoping they get back together and start a family, this might actually be the end for real!
Adele has put late David Bowie’s producer, Tony Visconti on blast – she called him a dickhead, while urging him to suck her dick – for saying her vocals on the chart topping album 25 could have been ‘manipulated’ to make her sound better, ie, her voice is fake.
Visconti told Daily Star in a recent interview, “You turn the radio on and it’s fluff, you are listening to 90 per cent computerized voices”‘, he continued, “We know Adele has a great voice but it’s even questionable if that is actually her voice or how much has been manipulated. We don’t know.”
The Brit singer wasn’t taking that insult sitting down, or standing either, as she set fire to Visconti’s rain and called him a “dickhead” on live stage in front of her myriads of fans.
Proceeding her winning the coveted Album Of The Year at the 2016 BRIT Awards, the 28-year-old star addressed the issue during her performance at the Paris AccorHotels Arena.
She jokingly said, “Some d***head tried to say that my voice was not me on record”, while adding to the amusement of her loyal legion, “Dude, why don’t you come to a show?”, before quipping, “Dude, suck my dick.”
Visconti did tender a verbal apology as he told Billboard his words had been taken out of context as he never made the statement in spite.
“I’m sorry that what I said in regards to what’s being played on radio was misconstrued yet I cannot apologize for something taken the wrong way” Visconti said, “If Adele has taken my comments as offensive that was certainly not my intent.”
The music producer added, “Adele has a great voice and it brings pleasure to millions.”
He said, “Series of letters to call the attention of the government to this anomaly have been written before now.
“The effect is glaring in the poor health indices of the state.
“As a professional body, we should justify the confidence reposed in us. Health is a right and Ogun State citizens deserve the best. It was resolved at an emergency general meeting of the association that members should commence on a Monday and Tuesday strike every week starting from Monday 13th June till above mentioned problems are corrected.”
Government Bans Alcohol Around Euro 2016 Stadiums – The French government has announced a ban on alcohol near EURO 2016 venues following multiple fan clashes.
“I have asked for all necessary measures to be taken to prohibit the sale, consumption and transport of alcoholic drinks in sensitive areas on match days and the day before, and on days when fanzones are open,” Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.
“The events which took place in Marseille […] are unacceptable. Unacceptable for the authorities, unacceptable for society, unacceptable for football lovers,” Cazeneuve said.
63 people have been detained by authorities and over 30 people were injured after Russian and English fans clashed after the two countries played out a 1-1 draw, and UEFA has warned both countries that they’d be thrown out if any similar incidents happen again. Both Russian and English FA associations have issued statements pleading with their fans to behave following UEFA’s threat.
“Once again we invite all the Russian fans to support the team … and not to yield to provocations. Union of European Football Associations has said that they are ready to disqualify the teams, whose fans jeopardize safety at matches. Thank you for your understanding,” a statement by the Russian supporters group read.
The English FA wrote: “We take this letter from Uefa with the utmost seriousness. We understand the potential implications of our supporters’ actions and wholly accept that every effort needs to be made by the FA to positively urge them to act in a responsible and respectful way.”
The crisis rocking the hegemony of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took another dimension on Monday morning as the former chairman of the party, Ali Modu-Sheriff, and his supporters, besieged the Wadata Plaza National Secretariat of the party to take over the affairs of the party.
Sheriff and his National Working Committee (NEC) were sacked by the PDP at the party’s national convention held in Port Harcourt on May 21 and a national caretaker committee chosen to pilot the affairs of the party.
However, the ousted chairman, who was not too pleased with the decision, told pressmen that he was at the Secretariat to resume duty because until the subsisting court cases were dispensed with, he remains the National Chairman.
The 70th Tony Awards hosted by carpool karaoke champ, James Gordon, recognized the achievement in live Broadway theatre, Sunday, (June, 12) at the Beacon Theatre.
The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known informally as the Tony Award is presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League given for Broadway productions, performances, and regional theatre.
Several discretionary non-competitive awards are also given, including a Special Tony Award, the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre, and the Isabelle Stevenson Award.
The awards are named after Antoinette “Tony” Perry, co-founder of the American Theatre Wing and saw Hamilton rule the awards with eleven plaques, a first time achievement since the induction of the awards.
For someone like Denrele Edun, it is only news when he looks just like the rest of us. The eccentric media personality who is most known for his vivacious manner, flamboyant dressing, extremely thick soled footwear and crazy hairstyles took on a new look today.
He posted two photos on Instagram showing him in a pale yellow-brown suit and white shirt sitting in what is the lounge of H210 Hotel, Victoria Island.
He completes the look with a gold wristwatch and shoes of similar colour.
Eccentric Host and TV presenter- Denrele Edun is a year older today.
Derenle who is 33 today shares the pictures on his Instagram page with a long quote about himself. The photos were taken by Photographer Charlie and he was wearing suits by TI Nathan .
We are loving the look Denrele, Happy Birthday !
Check out Denrele’s birthday caption below;
On my birthday, I celebrate ME!
On my special day,
I’m thinking of all the wonderful things I am
that bring so much joy to others, including me!
I celebrate my unconquerable spirit,
that lets me meet every challenge
with confidence, enthusiasm and persistence.
I admire my sensitivity.
I see needs that cry out to be met
that no one else sees,
and I meet them,
out of my deep and caring heart,
out of my wisdom,
out of my strength.
I treasure my uniqueness;
There is no one else like me,
and I feel blessed to know
such an extraordinary person.
I appreciate ME, respect ME,
cherish ME, look up to ME.
Happy, happy birthday!
May each new birthday
be the best one ever for ME;
Cos I f**king deserve it!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ADENRELE OLUFEMI ADEYEMI “RAJEEV-RAJA” EDUN.
Outfit by the AMAZING @officialtinathan
Photography by the UNEQUALLED@photographercharlie
Location at the Prestigious H210 Boutique Hotel on Muri Okunola str, V/I.
(This shoot was done yesterday morning…Mad Shout out to my people
The battle to emerge tops got fiercer in the 10th episode of #TheVoiceNigeria as the contestants were in no mood to slip up. Apparently, so were the coaches too even as Timi Dakolo who was yet to use up any of his steals ended up using all two he was entitled to.
#Team2baba representatives, Tobore and Jennifer stepped on stage to perform ‘Awww’ by Dija.
Despite Tobore complaining of the song being more suitable for a female, he managed to deliver a good performance with Jennifer.
2baba however chose to keep Jennifer in the running while Timi Dakolo was magnanimous enough to steal Tobore – who could not hide his excitement as he fell to the floor in a joyous mood.
The next performance of the night was by the duo from #TeamTimi, Happiness and Kofo who sang Seyi Shay’s “Irawo’.
They gave a good account of themselves and Timi Dakolo told them they blended well with the song and that he was proud of them.
Their performance was followed by that of Michael and Dewe from #TeamWaje.
They performed ‘Against All Odds’ by Phil Collins and Mariah Carey. The duo got positive raves from Patoranking and 2baba but Waje in the end, went for Michael. Dewe was fortunate as Timi restored his hope by hitting the Steal button.
A’rese and Flourish from #TeamWaje gave a memorable performance of ‘Stronger’ by Kelly Clarkson.
Both Patoranking and Timi loved the performances and they said as much with Patoranking saying “That was beautiful. I’m scared of the people coming next.” Waje was however left with the tough decision of letting one of them go and it was Flourish that had to leave. It was an emotional scene as Patoranking had to comfort Waje as she couldn’t hold back her emotions at seeing one of her own exit the stage.
The next pair on stage was Nonso and Shimar from #TeamPatoranking and they sang ‘Treasure’ by Bruno Mars.
Nonso was chosen as the winner even as both talents got positive raves from Timi for “owning the stage” and bringing everything they have.
The last performance of the night was from Obass and Cornel from #TeamTimi who sang Timi’s hit song ‘Wish Me Well’.
All the coaches were ecstatic, especially 2baba who could not help but hop on his seat while screaming. 2baba bared his mind on how brilliant the performance was and went on to say “For anybody to be able to sing Timi’s song, you must be a confirmed vocalist”. Patoranking on his part said, “you know the beautiful thing about your performance. I felt love, compassion, and the emotion was so strong.”
READ: #TheVoiceNigeria Episode 9: Second Round Of Battles Goes Explosive
At the end of this episode, the winners of battle three are A’rese, Tobore (Stolen by Timi), Jennifer, Kofo, Dewe (Stolen by Timi), Michael, Nonso and Cornel. More so, #TeamWaje and #TeamPatoranking are the only teams left with steals with both having one steal each while #Team2baba and #TeamTimi have both used up their steals.
“I know the value of the footage,” Barbara told Sunday People. “No one has anything like this. I’d like to get as much as I can for it. There would be Ali and a few of his guys and then about a dozen or more girls. All of them were stunning. Muhammad couldn’t keep away from a pretty girl whether he was married or not. The tapes show them having sex. They used to call them gumbo parties – it was a mix of everything.”
Despite her despicable behavior, Barbara claims Ali loved her greatly. “Ali always referred to me as his wife with great respect and not as a hidden affair.”
She wrote on Facebook after Ali’s funeral: “It really, really hurts and only time will ease the pain R.I.P until we meet again. I’m so glad I came to say goodbye to my love you were always there for me I never would have miss your home going for the world.”
She also threw shade at Ali’s wife Lonnie, adding: “Yes she tried to keep me from you in life and in death but here I am at the private funeral. R.I.P. my love.”
Who loves someone and tries to sell their sex tapes?