Joseph Yobo To Play In Nigerian Premier League

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Joseph Yobo To Play In Nigerian Premier League – Former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo is putting his retirement on hold to play some games in the Nigerian Premier League.

Joseph Yobo To Play In Nigerian Premier League

Joseph Yobo To Play In Nigerian Premier League

The move is part of the League Management Company’s Elite Players Scheme, which offers retired Nigerian professionals to share their knowledge with the home based players, on and off the field. Yobo won’t be the first player to participate in the scheme, with midfielder Sani Kaita playing in the league 2 years ago.

READ: Joseph Yobo Grabs Political Appointment In Rivers State

Some NPFL clubs have already submitted bids for Yobo, including Kano Pillars and Wikki Tourists.

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Judge Seals Prince’s Estates From Would-Be Heirs

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Prince’s death has seen many come forward with claims of being related to the late singer after the 57 year-old’s lifeless body was found in his Paisley Park elevator by two of his staff members on April 21.

Carver County Judge Kevin Eide sealed affidavits being filed by people who have come forward with claims of being the late singer’s heirs.

The Minnesota Judge also issued an order to seal all responses from Bremer Trust which is managing the late icon’s estates.

Read: Prince Added To The Walk Of Fame At The Legendary Apollo Theatre

The order was issued on protocols observed by the Trust prior to another hearing scheduled for next week Monday, (June, 27) due to the “confidential nature” of circumstances regarding the rightful heirs and will remain sealed till further notice.

Since the Purple singer died of an accidental drug overdose at his Paisley Park compound in suburban Minneapolis and no will has emerged, there has been a total number of fifteen people with the right to share in a piece of the Prince’s pie.

Read: Cause Of Prince’s Death Revealed! Singer Died Of Opioid Overdose

Note to self. If you are rich and famous, draw up a will to avoid drama after your demise.

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Concert Review: Afropolitan Vibes, St Janet and Her Church of St. Bottles

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Concert review: Afropolitan vibes, St Janet and her church of St. Bottles

The 38th edition of the monthly Afropolitan Vibes, perhaps Lagos’ premiere music concert featured live performances from pop superstar Sean Tizzle, Internet sensation Niki Tall (Oyinbo boy) and the 13 piece Bantu collective led by Ade Bantu, who also doubles as convener of the event.

Held on Friday 17, June 2016 at Freedom Park, Lagos Island, the Bantu band was as generous as usual, throwing the crowd into fits with familiar anthems like Lagos Jump. Niki Tall worked hard and the audience bought into his infectious charm. It helped also that he performed songs that were familiar to the audience; think Oritsefemi’s Double Wahala and 9ice’s Gongo Aso. Niki Tall’s entire career may be built on a gimmick- white boy singing Nigerian pop songs with all the enthusiasm of their original composers- but in Lagos, Nigeria, for obvious reasons that may hearken back to colonial era Nigeria, that particular gimmick never fails to work.

Sean Tizzle breezed through crowd favourites like Perfect gentleman and Loke Loke before rounding off with his biggest hit Sho Lee. As the biggest and most mainstream star of the bunch, Tizzle received top billing and closed out the show. While Mr Tizzle, Niki Tall and even Bantu were mostly capable performers, if there was an undisputed star of the night, responsible for taking proceedings to that heightened and famed next level, it was the improbably named juju singer, St. Janet.

Not many may have expected this to happen but then again, true Afropolitan Vibes faithful know by now that the Freedom Park stage is the ultimate leveller. Time and time again, it has been thye case that when current hot property is stacked against industry veteran, it is the later that almost always emerges victorious. Contemporary acts still struggle with the concept of performing live and naked, backed only by Bantu’s excellent band and more times than not, this shortcoming manifests itself in the performances.

St. Janet may not yet have approached industry veteran status; she only came to prominence a little under a decade ago when she scandalised audiences with her unusual, raunchy brand of salty juju. But as she proved Friday, with her tacky yet thoroughly enjoyable performance, her ministry is going to be around for a long, long time.

Real names Omotoyosi Kayode Iyun, St. Janet was instantly an anomaly and a bag of contradictions all at once. Raised in the church like many a gospel artistes, St. Janet left her white garment origins and toiled under Los Kenge, a popular Abeokuta based artiste before striking out solo, with the blessings of her husband she claims.

Her lewd lyrics and bawdy let-it-all-out-there performances quickly garnered notoriety and at some point even the Lagos State House of Assembly once held a session where they debated banning her music from public institutions. St. Janet became public enemy number 1 and her album was promptly banned from the airwaves. Reuben Abati, at the height of his newspaper column days, once wrote a mild rebuke, denouncing her evil, evil ways and her pious colleagues professed to keep her damned soul in their prayers.

With her team of enthusiastic back up dancers who represent the brand to a tee, St. Janet proved in the space of a few minutes why she has managed to weather all these storms with nary a dent to her career. Her subject matter may serve as counter programming to society’s mainstream prudish pretensions but even more than that, the truth is that St. Janet is a firebrand live performer.

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It matters little whether you speak a lick of Yoruba, are a Juju music lover, have heard any of her tunes before or give a hoot about her artistry. St. Janet bravely faced down the crowd that gathered to watch her perform and by the end, had undoubtedly converted more souls to the cathedral of St. Bottles, where she presides as General Overseer.

St. Janet’s set started inauspiciously enough as she found a way into the ears and minds of her audience. Flirting on the edge of tacky, her music, alive and throbbing with heavy percussion notes,  carried far into the night. Her voice, sonorous, without being over the top was clear and controlled as she sang mischievously of smelly pubes, transactional sex and sticking it in hard.

By the time her energetic dancers, came on,- all wriggling bodies and come hither poses,- the entire act had descended into some seedy version of a fevered dream. It was wonderful, the spectacle. Trumpets blared, saxophones yelled and bottoms jiggled. At the centre of this worship session was St. Janet, in calm control one minute, joining her dancers for a quick choreographed run the next. Clearly the moves of a performer who takes her stage craft seriously.

Not one to judge, St. Janet came for both righteous and the sinners alike. New converts mingled shamelessly with die-hard fans and for the entire duration of her set, the grounds of Freedom Park was converted to an outstation of the St. Bottles cathedral.

 

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Buju Banton Earns Masters Degree While In Prison

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Buju Banton has graduated with a Masters Degree in Music Business Management, (June 7, 2016) from the University of New York while incarcerated.

The reggae artist is an inmate at McRae Correctional Facility, Atlanta, Georgia after he was arrested in December 2009 in Miami with over five kilograms of cocaine.

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Buju Banton earned a master’s degree while in prison.

Read: Gucci Mane Has Been Released From Prison

His two-count-charge of conspiracy to distribute, and possession of the substance saw him receive a ten-year sentence in 2011. That same year, Banton told the Jamaica Observer he was taking classes while serving time and intended to graduate from the degree program before getting out of jail.

Banton said: “I am already going to classes. I have passed the acceptance test and I will be studying political science and economics. I hope to get a master’s by the time I am released. I can do anything I put my mind to; you know that. I have balls of steel. People who know me know that I am very determined and will achieve my goals despite hardships. I will not allow the system to conquer me.”

Buju Banton whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie is reportedly having his sentence reduced due to good behavior .

Hype Life Mag confirmed, “In January, the US Federal Bureau of Prison indicated on its website yesterday that the artiste, whose given name is Mark Myrie, is to be released on December 8, 2018 instead of the February 2019 date that was initially set for his release.”

Read: #PrisonBreak: Robot Escapes Lab In Russia, Dashes Away To Freedom

 

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J.Martins Shoots Video for Ekelebe featuring DR Congo Star Ferre Gola

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J.Martins Shoots Video for Ekelebe With Congolese SuperStar Ferre Gola. Peep Below

 

Veteran hit-maker and International superstar singer J.Martins storms location for the visuals of “EKELEBE” one of the acclaimed hit song from his new album “AUTHENTIC”.

Teaming up with the Sensational DR Congo singer Ferre Gola, J.Martins gives us a fresh twist to his already popular hit as the two superstars deliver yet another stellar performance. Directed by CK Films & Unlimited LA, the Ekelebe video delivers a fun, sizzling experience which perfectly matches the music.

Going by what J.Martins is known for when it comes to delivering timeless classics, “Ekelebe” looks set to be another massive song for music lovers all over the African continent.

In the meantime, anticipation is building as a slew of exciting behind-the-scenes photos have been released so people can get a glimpse of what to expect in the coming days! Check them out, and please spread the word!
Enjoy, share and support the global movement of African Music.

 

SEE B.T.S PHOTOS BELOW

 

 

 

 

 

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VIDEO: Lynxxx Goes All Spiritual On HF TV’s ‘Da Chat’ With Zinnia

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Definitely an eye opening interview with Lynxxx on this episode of ‘Da Chat’ with Zinnia as he goes all spiritual talking about his personal journey of self-discovery and spirituality.

He also talks about his other label mates; Nedu, Blink & Ikon and their forthcoming projects saying some were ready and the others were almost done.

He also mentioned that he was now and evangelist and goes to church 7 times a day.

The Syndik8 music front-liner, also gave inside scoop of the inspiration to his recently released single,Serve You’

Watch the full interview below and feel free to share your thoughts.

 

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Juventus Look To Sanchez As Morata Replacement

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Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez is being targeted by Juventus, after selling Alvaro Morata back to Madrid for €32 million.

The sale of the Spain international has left a void in the attacking line of the Serie A giants. And they’re looking at the Chile international as a possible replacement.

Juventus tried signing Romelu Lukaku, but were reportedly outpriced on that front. They’ve now turned their attention to the forward, and will look gk hand him a return to Italy.

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Leicester City Complete Signing Of Luis Hernandez

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English Premier League Champions Leicester City have signed centre-back Luis Hernandez on a four-year contract, after his contract with Sporting Gijon expired.

Luis Hernandez, 27, will join up with the club on July 1.

Hernandez, a former Real Madrid trainee, played 140 games for Gijon, and helped them preserve their La Liga status on the final day of the season, Sporting beating Villarreal 2-0.

He confirmed he would leave the club at the end of the season, writing:

“Yesterday I took off [the shirt] for the last time and I feel that these red and white stripes will be stuck to me forever.
“Very soon I will announce my new destination.”

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A statement on the Leicester website said: “With the Foxes set to embark upon their first-ever UEFA Champions League campaign in 2016/17, the addition of Hernandez bolsters what is an already formidable stable of defenders…

“Hernandez has built a solid reputation for himself as a ball-playing defender with an excellent ability to read the game.”

Hernandez becomes Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri’s second signing of the summer following the capture of German keeper Ron-Robert Zieler from Hannover.

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Red Bull Leipzig Make Bid For Reece Oxford

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Ambitious Bundesliga new boys Red Bull Leipzig are the latest club to try to lure Reece Oxford away from West Ham, according to Sky Sports.

Leipzig are understood to have offered the central defender more than 20,000 pounds-a-week to move to the Red Bull Arena for their first ever season in the top flight of German football.

However, Sky Sport News HQ understands that the 17-year-old wants to stay in England, with Man United known to be keen on the player and Newcastle United interested in taking him on a season-long loan as they attempt to return to the Premier League at the first attempt.

Oxford, who has two years left on his present contract, made his first team debut at the age of 16, starring in West Ham’s opening-day 2-0 win at Arsenal last season.

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Alvaro Negredo And Enzo Perez Wanted In China

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Valencia duo Alvaro Negredo and Enzo Perez are wanted by clubs in China, reports Marca.

Alvaro Negredo, the former Manchester City striker, was the subject of firm interest from an unnamed Chinese club in the past, but he dismissed the offer even though Valencia were willing to cash in on him.

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Enzo Perez And Alvaro Negredo

Valencia remain open to selling the Spanish forward, and they are aware that there is still interest in him from China.

The Mestalla club have also received an offer from China for Enzo Perez, and the Argentine midfielder would consider heading east if he feels the move would benefit all parties involved.

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#EURO2016: Cristiano Ronaldo Throws A Reporter’s Mic Into A Lake [VIDEO]

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The pressure of possible elimination from the EURO 2016 appears to have gotten to Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo.

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A unhappy Cristiano Ronaldo

While taking a walk with the team, the Real Madrid star was approached by a reporter, who was eager to know if the team was ready for today’s clash with Hungary. Ronaldo didn’t respond, but simply grabbed the microphone from the reporter and threw it into a nearby lake.

READ: #EURO2016: Cristiano Ronaldo Tells Portugal Fans To Believe

It’s not be a fairytale tournament for Ronaldo so far, having failed to score in any of the two opening games, with Portugal also yet to record a win. Ronaldo had been frustrated in the group’s opening match against Iceland, and missed a penalty kick that could have given them a win in the second match against Austria.

“The day after the first game you said Cristiano was all smiles,” Portugal head coach Fernando Santos said on Ronaldo’s mentality. “After the first match your stories were that Cristiano was all smiles and now it is that he’s not smiling. I am sure he will get over everything and do what he does best. He’s always proved that what he does best is score and I’m sure he will do everything to be anxiety free to score.

“He will carry on taking free-kicks and penalties. We have someone who is the standard-bearer for our country, and we do love him. The Portuguese love Cristiano.”

Watch the video below!

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Watford Interested In Austria’s Martin Hinteregger

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Watford are one of four Premier League clubs keen to sign Austria international Martin Hinteregger.

The left-footed central defender has played in both of Austria’s games in Euro 2016 so far – and teamed up alongside Watford’s Austrian centre half Sebastian Prodl to shut out Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in their 0-0 draw last week.

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Hinteregger has recently been on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach from his parent club Red Bull Salzburg.

It’s believed Salzburg will allow the 23-year-old to leave for a figure in the region of 7.5million pounds Bundesliga team Hoffenheim are also interested in the player.

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Inter Milan Eye Martin Skrtel

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Inter Milan are tracking Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, according to Calciomercato.com.

The 31-year-old, who is currently with Slovakia at Euro 2016, is set to leave Anfield this summer.

According to Sky sources Turkish side, Fenerbahce were closing in on Skrtel but reports in Italy suggest Inter could rival the Turkish club for his signature.

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“Soon we will know more,” Skrtel’s agent Karol Csono told FcInternews.it.

“There are many clubs interested in him. Inter too, representing a concrete possibility.”

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Juventus Give Up On Signing Javier Mascherano

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Italian champions Juevntus have given up on their attempts to sign Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano.

The Serie A champions have been in pursuit of Javier Mascherano for the past few weeks but Barca have refused to contemplate the departure of the Argentina international.

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Juve’s managing director Beppe Marotta has now revealed that the Old Lady have given up on trying to sign the former Liverpool man.

“Barcelona do not want to sell [Mascherano], therefore it is a closed case,” Marotta is quoted as saying in Marca.

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Sme100 Nigeria Business Lunch With Uzoma Dozie- C.E.O, Diamond Bank

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Sme100 Nigeria Business Lunch With Uzoma Dozie- C.E.O, Diamond Bank

As part of its commitment to supporting and empowering SMEs across Nigeria, SME100 Nigeria presents another edition of the SME100 Business Lunch. This special edition, featuring Mr. Uzoma Dozie- C.E.O Diamond Bank is set to take Place on Friday the 24th of June, 2016 at Otres Resturant No, 7 Wole Olateju Street Lekki Phase 1 at 12.30pm.

Mr. Uzoma Dozie would be speaking on the topic: “The Age of Digital Disruption; Leveraging Technology for Business Growth’’.

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Speaking on the initiative, Executive Director, SME100 Nigeria, Charles Odii explained that “In order to remain relevant, businesses must begin to confirm to the change technology is bringing across various sectors. Early adopters of digital age are bound to have an edge over those who choose to retain traditional processes and distribution channels in their businesses. To shun technology is to risk extinction’’.

The participants at the SME100 Business Lunch will learn about the benefits of adopting innovative technology solutions in their various businesses and also how to leverage these technological solutions for business growth and expansion. There would also be the opportunity to meet and network with other enterprising and vibrant entrepreneurs.

To register for this event please text your name to 08177743650 or email; communications@sme100nigeria.com.

SME100 Nigeria is an institution that aims to inspire, empower and equip entrepreneurs in Nigeria by providing them with the 5 key requirements for business success; education, mentoring and access to finance, markets and networks.

Visit www.sme100nigeria.com  for more information.

Join the conversations online @sme100nigeria.

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BREAKING: Resident Doctors Bow To Sack Threat? Agree To Suspend Strike

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The authorities of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have agreed to suspend its strike after a meeting, organised by the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, with other health sector stakeholders in Abuja on Tuesday.

READ ALSO: Resident Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike Nationwide Over Unpaid Salaries

The resolve by the medical practitioners to suspend the industrial action may not be unrelated to the threat issued by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, that all striking doctors should be replaced in their various government teaching hospitals with immediate effect.

According to the minister, the striking doctors failed to attend their training programs despite ongoing negotiations and so their vacancies should be filled up with other doctors that have before now sent in their applications.

However, after a meeting on Tuesday, which was organised by the Speaker, House of Representatives, the leadership of the NARD agreed to suspend the strike, Premium Times reports.

READ ALSO: Nigerian Govt Fires All Striking Resident Doctors

The association’s leadership also appealed to members to suspend the strike until the next meeting scheduled for July 14.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting will reconvene in three weeks to review progress made in the implementation of agreements reached.

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Niger Delta Avengers Denies ‘Ceasefire’ Truce With Nigerian Govt

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Resurgent militant group in Niger Delta, Avengers, has on Tuesday declared that it had not entered into any ceasefire agreement with the Nigerian government.

READ ALSO: FG, Niger Delta Militants Reach A 30-Day Ceasefire Agreement

The group, which is responsible for the several attacks on oil and gas installations across Nigeria’s oil-rich states, disavowed a purported ceasefire report that was announced earlier on Tuesday, June 21.

The group said on its Twitter page: “The NDA High Command never remember (sic) having any agreement on ceasefire with the Nigeria Government.”

A report had filtered in that a “30-day of quiet” agreement was reached last week, when a federal government team led by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, representatives of the militant groups, community leaders and the state governments converged for a meeting.

Avengers, alongside other militant groups, were said  to have entered into an agreement with the government.

READ ALSO: Nigeria Loses N1.3bn Daily To Attacks On Oil Facilities By Avengers

The rise of the NDA has had a dramatic impact on the oil output of Nigeria, traditionally Africa’s biggest oil producer. Nigeria is currently producing around 1.6 million barrels per day (bpd), down from 2.2 million bpd at the start of 2016, and has slipped behind Angola as the continent’s top producer.

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VIDEO: Mikky Jaggaz ft. Gemini Major – Vodka and Panties

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MJ RECORDS presents Afro-beat artist and dancehall sensation, Mikky Jaggaz. He just released the visual to his hit single titled, Vodka & Panties, featuring young gifted producer, Gemini Major.

This video was shot at a beautiful beach house in Durban (Thoko-Zani) and Johannesburg (Hurlingham).

The Music Video was shot and edited by Uprooted Media.

Produced by CTEA BEAT.

Watch the official video for Vodka and Panties by Mikky Jaggaz below

 

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Barcelona Not Contemplating Neymar’s Exit

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Barcelona have not even contemplated parting ways with Neymar, according to a senior Camp Nou figure.

Barca have been trying to tie down the Brazil captain to a new contract for several months, but he has not yet put pen to paper. Meanwhile, the forward has been linked with a lucrative move away from the club, with PSG, Manchester United and Real Madrid frequently listed among his suitors.

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Camp Nou financial vice-president Susana Monje was asked about Neymar at a conference in Barcelona and replied: “Neymar’s [contract] renewal is a sporting matter. Economically, you have already known the margins for a while. We have not studied the impact of a hypothetical loss of Neymar. We do not contemplate it.”

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Reports : Manchester City Set Sign Celta Vigo’s Nolito

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Manchester City are closing in on the signing of Nolito from Celta Vigo, according to The Guardian.

The 29-year-old, who is currently on international duty with Spain at Euro 2016, was thought to be attracting the interest Barcelona having scored 12 goals in La Liga last season.

However, it is suggested Nolito has already agreed personal terms for a three-year deal with the option of a further year witch City and is keen to link up with Pep Guardiola in the Premier League.

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The Daily Star even claims City have activated a clause in the 29-year-old’s contract and he has agreed to a three-year deal with the option of a further year at the Etihad Stadium.

Due to Nolito’s involvement with Spain at Euro 2016 no announcement is expected before the tournament’s over.

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Football Papers : All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Morning

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Chelsea star Diego Costa is in constant contact with former club Atletico Madrid and will stop at nothing for a reunion with Diego Simeone.

Raul Meireles is in England to begin talks over a possible move to Bournemouth, according to reports in Turkey.

Borussia Monchengladbach have revealed they are ready to make Chelsea loanee Andreas Christensen their club-record signing.

Manchester City want to seal a deal for Schalke wonderkid Leroy Sane by Wednesday – but Bayern Munich are holding up the deal.

Chelsea star Cesar Azpilicueta has denied any contact with new Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.

Juventus have confirmed they are yet to receive offers for reported Manchester United target Paul Pogba.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis claims Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly will stay with the Italian club for the remainder of his contract.

Manchester United have made an increased 28m pounds move for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Chelsea have made their move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly with a £
19.2m pounds bid.

Theo Walcott wants to stay at Arsenal for at least another season despite interest from Liverpool..

Manchester City are set to complete the 13.8m pounds signing of Spain star Nolito.

Sporting Lisbon are to offer Manchester United target Joao Mario a massive new contract to keep him in Portugal for another year.

Manchester United have made a 15m pounds bid for Brazilian youngster Gabriel Jesus.

Mats Hummels says he would have considered joining Manchester United over Bayern Munich if the Old Trafford outfit had qualified for next season’s Champions League.

Everton have opened discussions over a £16m deal for Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar.

Manchester City target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang still wants to leave Dortmund this summer as Atletico Madrid entered the race for his signature.

Real Madrid have taken the first step towards a huge deal for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba after entering ‘initial negotiations’ with his agent.

Roy Hodgson is planning to restore Harry Kane to his starting line-up as the England manager desperately searches for the goals to ignite his team’s Euro 2016 campaign.

Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been linked with the AC Milan job, according to reports in Italy.

Roy Hodgson’s chances of being given a new contract after Euro 2016 have receded after FA executives were unhappy with his team selection for the 0-0 draw with Slovakia that condemned England to second place in Group B.

Manchester City are close to signing Nolito from Celta Vigo for 13.8m pounds after the Spain star agreed a three-year contract and personal terms with Pep Guardiola’s side.

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Suspected Herdsmen Kill 26 Persons, Injure Scores In Attacks On Benue Communities

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Militants suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen have invaded three Benue communities, in what seemed like a coordinated attacks, killing over 26 persons in the process.

The attacks, which were conducted on Tuesday, also left several persons injured as houses and farms were set ablaze by the marauders.

READ ALSO: 59 Persons Feared Dead As Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Attack Benue Communities

Vanguard gathered that the attacks came on the heels of Saturday’s invasion of Dusa villages in Turan council ward of Logo local government, where a Village Head and five others were killed.

A source, who witnessed the attacks, said:

“Vase was attacked at about 1am Tuesday where 12 persons including six relatives of a serving Permanent Secretary in the state were butchered in cold blood. The sequence of the attacks clearly showed that they were well coordinated and that is why the people could not put up any form of resistance.

“As we speak there is a huge influx of displaced persons of over 1,000 including women and children running away from their homes to Ugba, the headquaters of Logo same as Zaki Biam in Ukum, for safety. From the sustained attacks it is becoming clear that the herdsmen want to take over the affected communities close to River Benue because of the rich vegetation.”

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent, ASP, Moses Yamu, who confirmed the attacks, said however that “the Police have recovered four corpses from Vase, three from Anyii and one from Uzaar village. That is the number I can confirm to you.”

READ ALSO: Scores Dead As Fulani Herdsmen Invade Enugu Communities

The villages affected in the latest attacks were Uzaar in Tombo, Anyiin in Logo local government and Vase in Ukum local government.

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Singer Aramide Celebrates Her Birthday With Colorful New Photos

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Singer Aramide turns a year older today and to celebrate the new year, she has released very lovely and colorful photos.

READ: #360Focus: As We Look Forward To Aramide’s Debut Album

Styled by Ifeyinwa Onyido of Iolastylist, the gorgeous singer looks stunning in various Ankara pieces including a crop top and matching pants and also a lovely midi skirt.

She captioned one of the photos,

“It has been the most promising year of my career all I can say is thank you Lord. Happy Birthday to me #ODUNTUNTUN”.

The fun photos were taken by Emily Nkanga Photography. Check them out below;

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#CopaAmerica2016: Argentina Thumps USA 4-0, To Qualify For Copa Final

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Argentina made it to the Copa America final, for the second consecutive year, after recording a comfortable 4-0 win over hosts, USA at the NRG stadium.

Captain Lionel Messi became Albiceleste’s all-time leading goalscorer, after scoring an emphatic freekick in the first half. The Barcelona man had earlier set up Lavezzi for the opener in the 3rd minute.

The second half saw in form Napoli striker, Ezequiel Lavezzi score a brace. As USA struggled to get a shot off throughout the match.

Argentina – seeking to end a 23-year wait for a major trophy – will now face either defending champion Chile or Colombia in the final.

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#EURO2016: Sergio Ramos Ready For Italy Clash

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Spain’s central defender Sergio Ramos is ready to face tournament favorites Italy in the second round of the 2016 UEFA European Championships.

Ivan Perisic celebrates after scoring the winner against Spain

Ivan Perisic celebrates after scoring the winner against Spain

Spain were unable to seal top spot in Group D after losing 2-1 to Croatia, who went on to top the group. The loss, which was Spain’s first at the Euros in 12 years, now means they will face the Azurri in the second round.

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Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata had given Spain the lead in the first half, but goals from Nikola Kalinic and Ivan Perisic secured a vital win for Croatia.

30-year old Ramos missed a penalty during the game, and admitted the team needed to learn from the game to prevent a recurrence against Italy.

“We have to dance now with the favourites, but you need to face them so you can be champion,” the Real Madrid defender told Telecinco.

“This Euro is just proving everyone can beat you. We need to think game by game. It was quite a weird game. We dominated at first, had chances, took the lead… but we forgave them.

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“I had the penalty chance but I missed it. It’s a pity. At least we got the qualification but we face now a more difficult opponent.

“The team has been good in everything but the result. We could have taken a good result, but we need to move on, learn from this game so we can avoid it in the last-16 round and try to have another clean sheet just as we were doing in our last games.”

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