Shay Given Retires From International Football

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Shay Given has announced his retirement from international football. He has stated he wants to focus on his club career.

The 40-year-old veteran goalie has 134 appearances for Ireland. He was in the 2002 world cup, the 2012 and 2016 European championships.

He had originally retired from Ireland duty in 2012, but reversed his decision just months later.

Given made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday, writing of his immense pride at representing his country.

“I’m one of the lucky ones who got to wear the jersey for his country and wore the badge with pride 134 times,” the Stoke City veteran posted.

“But now it’s time to hang up the gloves and move from the onion bag to the terraces, where I’ll be shouting the lads on as one of Ireland’s biggest fans.

“So, as I retire from Ireland duty to focus on my club career, I want to say a huge thanks to everyone who supported me all the way, my close family, friends and the amazing fans.”

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Simeone: Griezmann Can Make Final Ballon D’Or Three

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Diego Simeone has backed Atletico Madrid man, Antoine Griezmann to be one of three finalists for the Ballon d’Or.

The France international scored 32 goals in all competitions for Atletico. He was also the highest goalscorer at the just concluded Euro 2016.

Despite his failure to lift silverware in the past year, Simeone insists that Griezmann deserves to be among the final three nominees when the prize is awarded next January.

“I’ve no doubt he should be in the final three,” the Atleti boss told the media ahead of his side’s International Champions Cup clash with Tottenham.

“He’s one of the three best players in Europe and a candidate for the Ballon d’Or. He didn’t win any titles, but he scored goals and was always decisive.

“Hopefully he will have the chance to win the Ballon d’Or.”

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Friends With Career Benefits! Demi Lovato X Nick Jonas Cover Billboard Magazine

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Demi Lovato X Nick Jonas are on the July 30th, 2016, cover of Billboard Magazine. The pair will join forces for their FutureNow tour. It’s only right they share a magazine cover as well.

The cover was shot by Austin Hargrave. The images were shot on location at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Stylist Jeff K. Kim selects cocktail ready attire including a dapper suit for Nick and fur separates for Demi.

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Demi flaunts her curves in Adrienne Landau fur pieces and a sparkling gown, while Nick sticks to his suit.

They had a lot to talk about concerning their friendship and sharing the same passion. Here are some excerpts from the interview below;

 

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Speaking on their support for LGBTQ community

JONAS Of course. Think about my past and where my love for performance comes from — musical theater. And playing this gay fighter in a very macho world forKingdom, it requires me digging really deep, and I do it with respect and honor.

LOVATO For me, it’s a little personal. It’s obvious what my [“Cool for the Summer”] lyrics are about. Just because I never said anything bluntly [about experiences with women] doesn’t mean I’m exploiting it.

 

Talking about their Friendship early on

JONAS Well, for a couple of years there was the Joe and Demi romantic thing, so I’d be this emotional bridge for them. But she and I were productive — we’d write songs about it. We became even closer because it was never going to be [romantic].

LOVATO There’s a song on my first album called “Gonna Get Caught” about how I thought Joe was a player. I remember we were on the bus writing the bridge, and Joe is like, “I think it should have a happy ­ending.” I’m like, “No, I don’t think it should.” And poor Nick is sitting there like, “What are we actually deciding here?”

 

Have a look at more photos from the Demi Lovato X Nick Jonas cover below;

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What Nigerians Really Think About Being A Nigerian

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Ever wondered what your fellow Nigerians thought about their country? Ever questioned the patriotism of the Nigeria people? Or considered anyone’s true thoughts on what they really saw when they looked into their country?

Don’t wander or wonder further.

Here is what Nigerians really think and it’s not good, at all. Matter-of-factly, it’s extremely hilarious.

Refers to the beating a Nigerian child receives for misplacing money when sent on an errand. Why do they beat their children for misplacing money though?

The evil joy a boy feels when a girl crush gets put in the family way. The beef is real.
 Take your pick, which best resonates with your childhood? They did beat us like slaves though.

Thanks to android phones with camera and video recorder, everyone can finally know you went to church.

On a real though, no one does Jollof life as good as Nigerians.

We know, we went through it too. Sadly we always got reminded how many decades we have been fed free-of-charge if we dared to ask for the money back.

The way every Nigerian mum used this line, it’s hard to believe they don’t have the same ancestors.

Goals. The dream of every Nigerian child and adult.

Ohhhhhhhh. Who did this? Lol.

That is code word for “you need deliverance”.

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Linda Ikeji Exonerated In Her #SaveMayowa Story, 😜 Toyin Aimakhu Speaks Out

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Linda Ikeji has been branded illogical and unprofessional for publishing a story involving Mayowa Ahmed . Toyin Aihmakhu went to Luth and confirmed it was a scam.

Linda was right afterall. 

Linda reported that Mayowa had ovarian cancer and was at a delicate stage in her illness as her doctors said there was nothing that could be done.

She also said the patient’s family used Mayowa’s situation to gather money from unwitting Nigerians and that the  campaign was a scam.

Toyin Aimakhu who made the  campaign become general knowledge was at LUTH with police officers to probably arrest the culprits, according to Linda.

Linda wrote: “You see, Mayowa is really sick. She truly has Ovarian cancer. She’s admitted at LUTH but she didn’t need money for surgery, because doctors had told Mayowa she was beyond treatment and no hospital in the world could treat her as she was extremely far gone.

Mayowa had reached stage 4 and doctors, unfortunately, already told her family she won’t survive it and had advised them to take her home. Her family instead used her situation to raise money from Nigerians.

The doctors in LUTH have also denied giving her family a medical report advising her to seek treatment abroad.”

Toyin Aimakhu, who was one of those who spearheaded the fundraising, as you read this, is at LUTH right now with police officers. Some people also went to the family’s home and the place is locked up. Will share video from the scene at LUTH, involving Toyin and one other donor later…

#SaveMayowa raised over $100k on GoFundMe and millions of Naira.”

Not speaking in defense of Linda but there was actually a fake account set up for Mayowa and Toyin Aimakhu unearthed it. Yet, a simple search of Toyin’s Instagram showed she was with Mayowa in Luth, Wednesday.

Meanwhile, YNaija said they spoke ‘exclusively to Aimakhu’ who went to Luth today.

She said, “They tagged me, she sent a message to me… they said she’s my huge fan saying she had cancer and she needed help and wanted me to come… I showed the doctor the (medical) report and the doctor said ‘which report?’. They said it was a fake report.”

“They just came up with the plan on Sunday. They now came to LUTH to appear as if they were in LUTH. When they saw me they said I did not help them to beg for money… that they don’t know anything,” Aimakhu added.

This means Linda was right.

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Toyin Aimakhu at Luth today

 

Police Officers Toyin took along with her to Luth
Police Officers Toyin took along with her to Luth

PLS TO THE PUBLIC THIS IS SO SO FAKE,NO MORE GOFUNDS ON BEHALF OF MAYOWA AND WHOEVER IS BEHIND THIS SHAME ON YOU,PLS DISREGARD ANY INFORMATION/S ABOUT HER PLS..IF YOU NEED ANY INFO PLS KINDLY GET INTOUCH WITH ME PLS AND WILL BRING MORE INFO TONIGHT AGAIN, WHOEVER CREATED THIS ACCT SHAME ON YOU AGAIN AND LASTLY TO ALL OUR PASTORS,ALFAS AND TRADITIONALISTS AND EVERYONE PLS SHE NEEDS OUR PRAYERS MORE NOW PLS AND IM SURE GOD WANTS TO USE MAYOWA CASE TO LET US KNOW WE NIGERIANS LOVE OURSELVES AND WE ARE THE BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.. #toyintitans #prayformayowa #thanksnigerians #proudnigerian #mayowamustlive #voiceforthevoiceless #voicefortheyouth#myfansmyworld NB will bring more updates this evenning @handsandfingersfoods loves you all and can't wait to do small chops for everyone..😢😢😢😢Thanks all I love you all.. Pls kindly make this go viral pls #nomoregofundsformayowa

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Mayowa’s family released a statement in an attempt to prove Linda’s news false and twitter put Linda on fire.

If Toyin Aimakhu who championed the cause says the Mayowa campaign was a scam then it is. And Linda was wrongly thrown under the bus.

Agreed she must have published some very questionable stories in the past, but today, she is right and was falsely accused.

One Twitter user wrote, “It’s simple logic to hear from every source possible and try to source for information before blogging. But Linda Ikeji is often not logical.”

  •  – Well, Mayowa’s family just released a public statement and the long and short of the matter is that Ms Ikeji is trash.
  •  – Linda Ikeji is fast becoming the most hated person on social Media.
 Ms Linda, was wrongly thrown under the bus in these tweets. Maybe she did deserve them from some of her past stories, but not today and not with this story.

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Senator Melaye Welcomes Newborn Baby (Photos)

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The wife of the controversial lawmaker representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, has just put to bed.

Senator DIno Melaye Welcomes New Baby

Senator DIno Melaye Welcomes New Baby

The senator who couldn’t hide his excitement took to his Facebook page on Thursday to announce the latest arrival.

READ ALSO: Dino Melaye Gives Thuggish Sound-Off As He Storms Into Lagos (Photos)

Sharing photos of his wife and the newborn baby in an undisclosed hospital, the senator, who is prominent for his untamed verve and uncouth vitality, said:

“Thank you Jesus for the arrival of the latest Melaye.”

He however failed to announce the sex of the child.

READ ALSO: APC Hits Out At Dino Melaye Over Remi Tinubu Insults

See photos below…Dino Melaye 3Dino Melaye 2Dino Melaye 1

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Higuain: I Have To Show Juventus I’m Worth It

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Gonzalo Higuain is determined to prove to Juventus they didn’t waste €90 million in buying him.

The Argentina international signed for the Serie A champions from Napoli on a five-year deal. The striker scored 36 goals in the Serie A last season, as Napoli finished behind the Bianconeri.

And the 28-year-old is now eager to show his value to a club that he believes has a strong winning mentality.

“In life, you make decisions thinking about what is best for you. I did that by choosing Juve,” he said, speaking at his official presentation on Thursday.

“Obviously it wasn’t easy, there were some long days with my friends and family. Juve is an important club on the world stage. One of my reasons was linked to the mentality of such a great group.

“They are a great team. They have a winning mentality and an incredible project. Now I have to show my worth and I hope to have a great season.”

Higuain is Juve’s fifth signing of the transfer window, following the arrivals of Dani Alves, Medhi Benatia, Marko Pjaca and Miralem Pjanic.

But the former Real Madrid forward was keen to stress the importance of the collective under Massimiliano Allegri.

“Juve have a great team in general, they’re a collective where everyone plays for everyone else. That’s one of the strengths of Juventus,” he said.

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Court Fires Markafi, Reinstates Sheriff As PDP National Chairman

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The ongoing leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may have been fanned in ‘intense’ flames on Thursday after a Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee of the party, saying it is illegal.

READ ALSO: “I Remain PDP National Chairman”, Says Ali Modu Sherif

The dismissal is coming on the back of a preliminary ruling by the court, in an application filed on July 4 by the Ali Modu Sheriff-faction of the party, seeking to stop the national convention of the party, which was planned by the Makarfi faction and scheduled for August 17.

READ ALSO: More Crisis In PDP As Makarfi-led Faction Wants Sheriff Arrested

In his ruling, the presiding judge, Justice Okon Abang, held that every action the Committee had taken since it emerged through a convention the party purportedly held in Port Harcourt on May 21, amounted to a nullity.

The judge said: “Parties have an uncompromising duty to obey court order until it is set aside. The Lagos Division made orders on May 12 and 20, forbidding the PDP from removing the Sheriff-led Caretaker Committee. That order is still subsisting.

“Having regard to the order of the court, PDP had no lawful authority to hold the convention that led to the emergence of the Markafi-led Committee.

“The convention was unlawfully held and the Caretaker Committee was unlawfully and illegally appointed and could not take any legal decision for the PDP in view of the subsisting order of the Lagos Division of this court.

“Consequently, any action taken by the Markafi-led Committee, including the purported mandate for legal representation in this matter is hereby declared illegal.

“If the Markafi-led Caretaker Committee, as apostles of impunity, missed their way to the Port Harcourt division of this court, that court could not have conveniently assumed jurisdiction to set aside the earlier decision of the Lagos Division.

“I hold that the Port Harcourt division of this court cannot make an order to neutralise the potency of the Lagos Division of this court dated 12 and 20 May“.

Justice Abang cautioned politicians not to cause disaffection among judges of the High Court, saying “the culture of impunity must stop in this country”.

“Ali Modu Sheriff is the National Chairman of the PDP. Any decision not taken by the Sheriff-led Committee is not binding on the PDP”.

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Obasanjo And A Parliament of Rascals

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Obasanjo And A Parliament of Rascals, By Charles Anyiam

Nigeria is a nation without heroes. As a matter of fact, Nigeria kills her heroes. Conversely, this is a nation that glorifies perfidy and perfidious elements. That is why the Nigerian parliament in both the upper and lower houses harbours persons of questionable personage as tenants, some of who are either recycled despots, political jobbers or criminal masterminds who in a free and fair election will have no business representing their present constituencies.

This piece was written by Charles Anyiam. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

During the week, it again took the courage of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to call out members of the hallowed institution. This followed the bickering over allegations of corrupt practices in the National Assembly. In his characteristic no-holds-barred style, the former president said the parliament is filled with rogues and armed robbers.

Speaking to members of the State House Press Corp after visiting President Muhammadu Buhari, Obasanjo cautioned Nigerians against voting persons without credibility into the parliament, while calling on his host to beware of the lawmakers. “Well, if you said I have said it in the past and if there are people who didn’t believe what I said in the past, then you can now say that what has come out confirms what I said in the past, then you can say what I said in the past is what I will say now.

“It’s not a question of investigation, we should get men and women of integrity into the place and the president should be very vigilant. Whatever should not pass should not pass.”

And in another interview with Premium Times‘ Sani Tukur, the former president advised President Buhari not to release any money in the name of constituency projects to the National Assembly and called on Nigerians to continue to protest the move by federal lawmakers to use the budget to illegally enrich themselves. He opined that the president should only make funds available for expenditures that were legally budgeted for.

“This is criminal and they should be held accountable for it. There should be a showdown between what is right and what is wrong. After such a showdown, what is right will definitely prevail and the criminals put to shame. They (the lawmakers) are the contractors, the jury, the judge and the prosecutors.

“They put the projects in the budgets, and they do the projects by themselves or through contractors they nominate. Where is integrity? Where is honesty?” Obasanjo asked. “Who supervises the job? Who ascertains that the job has been done? It is not in their place to execute projects. It is illegal. I have always held the view that they are thieves, can you all see it now?”

Describing the “so-called constituency projects” as a waste of public funds that should not be condoned by any leader, the former president continued in what I consider as a well-reasoned analysis of the true state of affairs in a Nigerian parliament of rascals whose claim to office is that they bribed and schemed their way into the National Assembly: “The question to ask is: assuming they execute the contracts, although we know they don’t, they usually pocket the monies. But assuming they execute the contracts, what becomes of the projects in future when they cease to be in the National Assembly? Who maintains them?

“When a project is not built by states, local governments or federal governments, they do not have a future. Integrity is necessary for all systems and institutions to be strong. Today, rogues, armed robbers are in the state Houses of Assembly and the National Assembly. What sort of laws will they make?”

Hate him or like him, former President Obasanjo is no ordinary Nigerian. He is a Nigerian hero. And he has has earned the right to have his opinion and comments on the affairs of the nation taken seriously. A two-time president, military and civilian, Obasanjo understands the way the game is played. And he understands Nigeria and Nigerians. Above all, he truly loves Nigeria. His record and strategic relationships speak for themselves.

With the National Assembly, he has had running and gunning battles with at least five of them. His contempt for most of the members of the Nigerian legislature (not the institution) is well known. He has made no secret of his desire to have men and women of integrity elected to make our laws. And he is spot on.

At a book launch in 2014, he accused the lawmakers of corruption and ineptitude. “Apart from shrouding the remuneration of the National Assembly in opaqueness and without transparency, they indulge in extorting money from departments, contractors and ministries in two ways.

“They do so during the visits to their projects and programmes and in the process of budget approval, when they raise budgets for ministries and departments, who agree to give back to them in contracts that they do not execute. They do similar things during the inquiries.”

Obasanjo’s detractors accuse him of duplicity but have often failed woefully to prove any of the allegations. And something tells me that those who criticise and want to “kill” this Nigerian hero have no locus standi. If they did, they would have exhausted their options in nailing him.

Don’t get me wrong. Obasanjo is no saint. And who is? He has his frailties and foibles, as do all mortals. But, I will wager a bet that Obasanjo is no thief! That is not something we can boldly say for most Nigerian leaders, living or dead. I stand to be contradicted. And I can take the criticisms that may come with this assertion, if I am proven to be in the wrong.

As for the allegation that he craved a third term as Nigeria’s President, I supported the idea. Not because Obasanjo was irreplaceable, but because it was politically expedient at the time, for a country that was still recovering from a long, tortuous and divisive military rule. At that time, Nigeria deserved a strong political leader (like we have today in President Buhari) just like we have seen in some other African nations.

I am a strong supporter of strong leaders for Africa – ones who can build strong institutions for their people. That is why I admire the work and leadership of benevolent dictators such as Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Paul Kagame (Rwanda) and the late Meles Zenawi (Ethiopia) in the tradition of the legendary Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore who once said: “I am often accused of interfering in the private lives of citizens. Yes, if I did not, had I not done that, we wouldn’t be here today. And I say without the slightest remorse, we wouldn’t be here, we would not have economic progress, if we had not intervened on very
personal matters – who your neighbour is, how you live, the noise you make, how you spit, or what language you use. We decide what is right. Never mind what the people think.”

It is on record that some of the African nations that have chalked up remarkable growth not only on their GDP rates but in making tangible and positive impacts in the lives of their people are those with strong leadership such as Rwanda with Kagame, who by sheer will power and purposeful leadership literally snatched his country from the precipice of destruction to a ranking as one of the fastest growing economies in Central Africa, with an eight percent GDP growth between 2001 and 2004. In Uganda and Ethiopia, despite the spirited challenges of the opposition, both countries are acknowledged internationally as good successes under Museveni and Zenawi respectively.

In conclusion, I submit that Nigeria is still better off with an Obasanjo rather than without one. As things stand today, Nigeria’s weakest link in the chain of prosperity and well being remains the quality of representation in the nation’s parliament where we have been unfortunate to have had a bunch of rascals running wild, spewing ignorance, and taking us all for one jolly ride. At our expense.

To the former president, I say, give them hell!

That is my position. And I stand by it.

Charles Anyiam is Editor-In-Chief, The African Times-USA.

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Chocolate City Signs Kenyan Artiste, Qritiqal

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After losing both parents within a space of two months upon entering his teenage years, Eric Onyango Omollo better known as Qritiqal, turned to music as a cathartic expression of deep seated feelings no one should endure at such a young age.

 

Born in 1989 and raised in Mombasa Kenya, he ventured into music through school festivals. He hung out with local artistes who mentored him through his personal struggles, including the loss of one of his siblings, as he passionately pursued music as both therapeutic and a career path. After a chance meeting with Gyptian at a local show, he was inspired to record original material and debuted in 2010 as a sensational dance hall artiste with the single “Weak Inside” – a nation-wide hit.

 

The single won him the Best Video of the Year 2010 at the Nzumari Awards and the Best Video of The Year Coast Music Awards. In 2012, he dropped another hit single “Kupe” where he was featured by Ogopa Deejayz Artist and Guru Col. Mustafa. Having also shared a stage with the likes of Jaguar and Sauti Sol, he decided it was time for him to pause and develop his own unique sound, later on meeting and collaborating with local producer, Motif_On_The_Beat (Morris Kobia). Their collaboration produced successful Dj Dubplates for local Djs, at a time when he also doubled as a jingle maker for some advertisement agencies.

His consistency and passion for music developed Qritiqal’s signature sound; a go between dancehall, soul and R&B, where his high tenor range, in contrast with his laid back delivery gives him a unique tone and flow. This had him hand picked for the theme song of Kenya’s legendary DJ Joe Mfalme. Still, success and the right attention seemed to elude him as he kept doing pro-bono gigs while trying his best to cater for his younger brother and only surviving family member. He eventually settled in Nairobi – the music capital of Kenya, where he was discovered by Chocolate City Music Kenya, the sister company to Chocolate City Music Nigeria; home to internationally known acts like Ice Prince Zamani, Koker and MI Abaga.

Get ready Africa, it’s about to get Qritiqal.

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Higuain: De Laurentiis Made Me Leave Napoli

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Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis has been accused by Gonzalo Higuain, for pushing him into joining Juventus.

The Argentina international sealed a €90 million from Napoli to Juventus earlier this week. The forward penned a five-year deal with the club.

The president accused Higuain of betraying Napoli, after enjoying three strong seasons with the club.

De Laurentiis: Higuain Betrayed Napoli, By Joining Juventus

But the former Real Madrid forward has hit back at De Laurentiis, saying that the duo never saw eye-to-eye.

“My relationship with him was never good because his way of thinking was not like mine,” he said at his official presentation in Turin on Thursday. “My choice also came about because he pushed me to make it.

“Now I’m very happy here and I thank Juve for their great effort to get me.”

Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri had described feeling “bitter” about Higuain’s decision to accept Juve’s offer without consulting him, telling Corriere dello Sport: “I was expecting at least a phone call, even if it was just for five minutes before he had his medicals.

“But I’m old enough not to be surprised. The lads also expected a farewell. As far as I know, there was nothing.”

Higuain has now explained his reasons for keeping quiet on his intentions, though he understands the anger from Napoli supporters.

“I was silent, but now I can express myself,” said the 28-year-old. “I had three good years in Napoli, and I understand that they are angry with me. I saw the insults, but this is a choice I made for me. I’m happy to have done it.

“It was my choice to keep calm and stay silent. I was just thinking of my holiday with my friends and family.

“He [Sarri] was very important to me, he helped me grow. I only have words of thanks for him.”

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Squareball Entertainment Presents: Best of 1DA

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1DA has gradually been climbing up the ladder with every song released. As you listen to each single you will notice his talent; but when you listen to several of his songs together then you suddenly realize ”1DA is an awesome artist”.

Here is a compiled a 8 track playlist of his singles, covers and some songs from his 2014 mixtape ”if na my beat” (INMB). So much good music.

We are expecting more amazing music from this exciting act and a greater Push from his label SquareBall Entertainment.

Stream Below!

 

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Guardiola Confirms Interest In Sane And Stones

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Pep Guardiola has confirmed Manchester City’s interest in Schalke’s Leroy Sane and Everton’s John Stones.

The former Barcelona manager is very much interested in signing Sane. Manchester City have been continually linked with signing the pair.

The Spanish manager reiterated his desire to both players, after the match against Dortmund in the ICC.

“Sane is a player from Schalke. If he comes, we’ll be happy. If he stays, I’ll be happy for the Schalke fans,” Guardiola told a media conference.

“[In Stones’ case,] it’s the same answer for Sane – he’s a player for Everton. Everyone knows we’re going to try but we will see.”

Sane has already handed in a transfer request with the Bundesliga side, but is contracted to Schalke until June 2019 – the same length of time Stones is tied to the Toffees.

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Maria’s Matters: 5 Ways To Secretly Snoop On Your Partner (Final Episode)

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We have come to the season finale of Maria Okanrende’s Maria Matters.

The Maria’s Matters web series started 12 weeks ago with Maria Okan a Beat FM 99.9 OAP.

Over the course of 12 weeks, Maria has had chats with the most diverse personalities – Ycee, Emma Nyra, Gideon Okeke, Cynthia Morgan, Ush Bebe. Lil Kesh and Yemi Alade – discussing topics that girls and possibly guys have always wanted to ask.

In Maria’s Matters, she discusses the most controversial aspects of dating and relationships. Maria’s Matters series truly forges her unique identity, sharing the things that matter to her the most!

Last week’s episode, her chat was with the reigning queen of African music, Mama Africa, Yemi Alade.

The sexy Na Gode singer spoke about “5 Signs He’s Embarrassed Of You”. 

This final episode is all about confirming your suspicions! Especially if you think your partner is hiding something MAJOR from you?  And you’ve tried to talk to your partner about what the possible secret could be.

Maria is advising, – men and women of course, if all else fails, snoop on their ass! Ha ha!

Watch Maria’s Matters Season 1, Final Episode

Host/co-producer: Maria Okanrende
D.O.P/Editor: Flaev Beatz
Wardrobe: Zazaii
Make up: Nemar Beauty
Camera equipment: Mila Modal
Filmed at: B-Hive (Lekki, Lagos)

Email: mariasmatters@gmail.com

If you missed Maria’s Matters Episode 1, Click 5 Ways To Save Money In A Relationship; Episode 2, 5 Signs She Sleeps Around Too Much ft Ycee; Episode 3 & 4, 5 Signs He’s Married ft Emma Nyra (Part 1 & 2)Episode 5, Signs You’re Not Going To Be The Wife Ft Gideon OkekeEpisode 6, Signs She’s Cheating ft Cynthia Morgan; Episode 7 & 8, Signs Her Body Parts Are Fake ft Ush Bebe  (Part 1 & 2)Episode 9, 5 Signs He’s Tired Of You ft Lil Kesh; Episode 10, 5 Signs You Have Bad Breath (Episode 10) and Episode 11, Maria’s Matters: 5 Signs He’s Embarrassed Of You ft Yemi Alade (Episode 11)

Catch the full episode and more about Maria Okanrende at: www.mariaokan.com

You can also watch more on  Maria’s Matters/subscribe to her YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/MARIAOKANTV

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Simeone Finds EPL And Serie A Attractive

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Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone has stated he finds the idea of coaching in England or Italy appealing.

The Argentine was ruminating on his future at the Vicente Calderon, after the UCL final loss to Real Madrid. And despite stating he’ll remain at the club, he is continually linked with a move away.

Speaking ahead of the ICC international friendly between Atletico and Tottenham, Simeone spoke of a possible move in his future.

“I am a young coach so I feel that [managing elsewhere] is possible,” he told the media ahead of Atleti’s International Champions Cup fixture against Tottenham in Melbourne.

“There are many other leagues that would provide great challenges, but the English and Italian leagues are particularly attractive.”

For now Simeone’s focus is improving on Atleti’s third-placed finish in La Liga, as they aim to keep competing with heavyweight foes Madrid and Barcelona.

“I think we have a strong team,” he added. “We are enthusiastic and have big hopes.

“We have improved the work we are doing as a club and as a team. We are strong and want to work hard to reach our potential.”

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Have You Voted For Your WINNER On The Voice Nigeria?

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The finals are here, and the stage is set to announce the WINNER of the 2016 edition of the Voice Nigeria, but who will it be? That totally lies in your hands. To see your favourite voice WIN on the LIVE show this Sunday, on Africa Magic Showcase (Channel 151) and Africa Magic Urban (Channel 153) on DStv at 7pm, you need to VOTE NOW.

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To vote, all you need to do is SMS their unique voting number to 33120. SMS VOTES COST N50 per SMS. You can also download the WeChat app- use the WeChat ID ‘AfricaMagicTV’ to vote. Voting on WeChat is free, but data charges apply. This final week, the last 8 vying for your votes are:

#TeamWaje
A’rese (Voting Number is 25)
Patrick (Voting Number is 30)

#TeamTimi
Cornel (Voting Number is 18)
Dewe took (Voting Number is 19)

#TeamPatoranking
Chike (Voting Number is 10)
Nonso (Voting number 13)

#Team2Baba
Brenda (Voting Number is 01)
Viveeyan (Voting Number is 08)

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The San Antonio Spurs Will Be Fine Without Tim Duncan

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The San Antonio Spurs will continue to be the darlings of basketball betting sportsbooks even in a post-Tim Duncan era, thanks to a strong core of players. In fact, they will probably be better off without him – call it addition by subtraction. And before anyone takes that the wrong way, let’s get a few things straight. Hands down, Duncan was one of, if not the main reason that the Spurs were continual favorites – on the court, on basketball betting websites, etc. He’s one of the reasons that the team has won 50 or more games per season for 17 straight years, as well as five NBA championships along the way. But was he instrumental in the Spurs finishing last season with franchise records for most wins and best winning percentage?

Wizards v/s Spurs 02/12/11

Wizards v/s Spurs 02/12/11

In a career that started in 1997 and spanned 19 seasons, Duncan recorded 19.0 points, 2.2 blocks, 3.0 assists, 10.8 rebounds, 34.0 minutes per game in 1,393 regular season games, and 20.6 points, 2.3 blocks, 3.0 assists, 11.4 rebounds, and 37.3 minutes in 251 postseason games with the Spurs. Those are Hall of Fame numbers, and Tim Duncan is a guaranteed first-ballot HoF inductee – so, personality-wise, he’s as generic as the Times New Roman font, so what? However, he did post his worst numbers during 2015-16; 8.6 points, 1.3 blocks, 2.7 assists, 7.3 rebounds, and 25.2 minutes per game in 61 regular season games, and 5.9 points, 1.3 blocks, 1.4 assists, 4.8 rebounds, and 21.8 minutes per game in 10 playoffs games. Those are great numbers if you’re Kevin Love, but for Duncan they were his cue to exit stage left – and timelier it couldn’t have been.

Now compare those stats with those of Pau Gasol – the Spurs’ new big man (well, not so new; at age 36, he’s only four year Duncan’s junior) – for the same season. The Spanish power forward/center had 16.5 points, 2.0 blocks, 4.1 assists, 11.0 rebounds, and 31.8 minutes per game in 72 regular season games, and 14.4 points, 2.1 blocks, 3.1 assists, 9.4 rebounds, in 2015-16 with the Chicago Bulls. Not as good as his heyday in the mid-2000s with the Memphis Grizzlies, but still pretty competitive. In fact, both the Spurs and Gasol will be more competitive, basketball and basketball betting-wise. At the same time, with 16 seasons of experience, Gasol can also take over from Duncan’s only other viable role – that of mentor to younger big guys such as LaMarcus Aldrige and Dedmon Wayne. Similar to what declining veterans like Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker can do for smaller men; i.e., Kawhi Leonard and rookie Dejounte Murray.

Aldrige needs little encouragement to excel. He registered 18.0 points, 1.1 blocks, 1.5 assists, 8.5 rebounds, and 30.6 minutes in 74 regular season games, and 21.9 points, 1.4 blocks, 1.0 assists, 8.3 rebounds, and 33.7 minutes in 10 playoffs games with the Spurs last season. Dedmon, on the other hand, could use a little more polishing, especially on offense, but he protects the rim well, and the Spurs could use a skill like that one. The Oklahoma City Thunder out rebounded them in the Western Conference semifinals, and they ranked 15th in the league in that category. All things considered, the Spurs will continue to be the darlings of basketball betting sportsbooks even in a post-Tim Duncan era.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Koker Ft. Olamide – Kolewerk Remix

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Chocolate City Music is proud to present the visuals to the remix of Koker’ssmashing hit single, “Kolewerk” which has steadily taken over the airwaves since its release.

The fast-rising music revelation who burst into the scene in grand style with ‘Do Something’ has not taken his foot off the throttle ever since. With pundits already hinting ‘Kolewerk Remix’ as one to pick up many awards as the year winds down, this video only seals the deal for the young and vibrant hitmaker.

The video was directed by Three Kings (RCube Oshodi, ThemythCreate & Psalmurai) of Capital Pictures.

Watch and enjoy!

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Zidane: Madrid Can’t Repeat PSG Loss

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Real Madrid’s performance against PSG pleased manager, Zinedine Zidane. But he insists they cannot afford another loss.

The La Liga giants fell to a 3-1 loss to PSG in the first match, since winning the UCL. Ikone’s goal and Meunir’s brace dealt the blow, as Marcelo’s penalty proved, a mere consolation.

“We can’t have this result happening again, but what we have to do and what we’re trying to do, is to give our all when we play,” he said.

“We’re currently in the preparation phase and we’ve got to get up to speed, that’s what pre-season is for. We know that the Liga season is a very long one and that we’ve got to make a strong start.

“We were a bit lacking in terms of aggression against strong opposition, particularly in the first half. As for the positives, I look at our play because we kept the ball and had chances to score.

“We’re still in the preparation phase and it’s to be expected that we’re lacking in some areas. We’ve got to work more and make things come as second nature, that’s something that will happen gradually.”

Madrid – missing the fearsome trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale – started the match with Jese Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata up front, but Zidane says it is not a tactic he expects to repeat come the new season.

“We’ll have to see how we line up against Chelsea [on Saturday],” he said.” We already know how we’re going to set up throughout the season: three up top and three in the middle.

“But in pre-season you have to work on other things and we went with two strikers in this game, Jese and Morata in the first half and Mariano and Enzo in the second period and we were happy with them.”

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😥 Fathia Balogun’s New Bald Look Makes Her An EJ Johnson Doppelganger

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Fathia Balogun rocked the red carpet at the City People Entertainment Awards 2016 and her look caused an uproar.

Many opine she bore a mien with Rich Kid’s of Beverly Hills star and Magic Johnson’s son, EJ Johnson. Some outrightly slammed the actress as looking transexual. 

Do you Agree or Disagree on the descriptive countenance though? Is there a striking semblance between these two? 

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Hollywood’s EJ Johnson and Nollywood’s Fathia Balogun

One observer yuki.anita10 noted, “When I saw the pic from far I was like, has EJ gon light skin. .. also looking like a trans… Hell No.”

Another critic stated, brownskinnedafro – “No offense but she looks like those American Trans make up artists at first glance.”

Just as lady__kirah observed, “Actually thought it was a man.. Trans or something 😥😥😥.”

badrumonsurah said, “I don’t like this look at all.” and mz_dmy quipped, “Do you have cancer? 😞😞 sorry.”

Other critics observed: nneathie shared, “This one no join abeg!”; titi_dris2001 commented, “This haircut though….#doesn’t  fit her jare”; adetunsewa added, “😅😅😅😅😅😅 lmao. Wig would have helped 😆😆😆😆”; and atm002 annoted, “scary.. arhhggg”

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EJ Johnson

Fathia Balogun’s new bald head look – in Nigerian pidgin is called gorimakpa – is beautiful to us and we share this view with several others who commend her for being bold enough to pull it off.

Really, how many women can?

A fan, ayinkeadeh said, “This is just amazing. People are saying different things about her hair; she should have worn a wig or blablabla….this is what I call, daring, bold and beautiful. She killed it. She looked amazeballs…tell Mercy Aigbe to shave her head lets see how she ll look or any of you guys talking. You look amazing maami and I give it to you🙌🙌🙌😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍.”

Just as henries23 encouraged Fathia with – “This is a style most women would think twice about but here you are, killing every bit of it. If am to score you, I will give you a 10/10. Risky but killing it😘.” 

And glomayen01 dared other girls and critics slamming the actress – “How many girls get this kind liver to do gorimakpa.”

Truly, not so many. Girls and their love of weaves. Very few females have the guts to take this risk and for that Fathia Balogun has earned our love.

Read: Magic Johnson’s Gay Son And Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills Star, EJ Johnson Is Unrecognizable After Weight loss Surgery

Peep her look below.

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Read: Magic Johnson’s Son Calls Haters Dumb And Ignorant; As He Dispels Transition Rumorfathia balogun

Read: EJ Johnson: The Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills Star’s Transformation Is Unbelievable!

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Did OAP Freeze Just Shade His Ex As He Breezed Into Koffi Olomide’s Case?

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OAP Freeze has a very strong sense of opinion and isn’t afraid to share. He has breezed into the Koffi Olomide’s case as the Congolese singer might spend one-year in prison for physically assaulting his dancer.

And as always, the Cool FM presenter’s opinion is shifty.

He somehow managed to veer the matter from, “it’s a pity that Koffi Olomide has become a scapegoat for a crime many men are guilty of,” to “perpetrators of violence against men too realize that the end result of violence is never pleasant” – which has no relation with the case causing us to wonder, who are the “perpetrators” Freeze seems to be referring to? 

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Daddy Freeze breezes into Koffi Olomide

It is public knowledge he was a victim of physical assault in his previous marriage so his comment might be a very subtle shade against his ex or it’s just his thoughts on the matter.

Daddy Freeze shared a series of photographs of his bruises when his marriage hit rock bottom as his wife reportedly had a violent streak and the OAP always got the hot end of her wrath.

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Daddy Freeze got beaten by his ex-wife, allegedly

The presenter claimed to have never laid a hand on his wife as he wasn’t a woman-beater and never felt he had to stoop so low to hit a woman even as his wife took advantage of that quality.

She seems like the best referral for his “perpetrator” term but hey, we are just as curious as you are.

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Daddy Freeze and his enstranged ex

Read: PrayForThem: Daddy Freeze Retracts Insensitive InstaPost To Tiwa Savage

He shared on Instagram:

“Although I sympathize with Koffi Olomide and his family as he faces the possibility of a year in prison for assaulting a dancer, I feel the need to draw attention to the consequences of violence towards women.

It’s a pity that Koffi Olomide has become a scapegoat for a crime many men are guilty of, however, such a high profile case would help enlighten the male public on the negative aftermath of such an action, and possibly serve as a deterrent for future offenders.

Perpetrators of violence against men too should seize this opportunity to realize that the end result of violence is never pleasant. ~FRZ.”

Read: “Who Your Apologies Epp?” Fans Throw Major Shade At Daddy Freeze’s Apologetic Spree

Read: #Justice4All: “Why Is Lekki Gardens MD Remanded In Prison And TB Joshua Walking Free?” – Daddy Freeze Blows Up

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Hazard: I Want To Be The Best In England Again

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Chelsea midfielder, Eden Hazard wants to regain his form and claim the PFA Player of the Year award again.

The Belgium international has returned to the Chelsea squad, joining them on the preseason tour of the USA.

With the start of the EPL drawing ever closer, the midfielder is already thinking of personal accolade.

“I want to be the best, like I did two years ago,” said Hazard at the Blues’ training camp. “We have got to show to everybody we are Chelsea, we are big players, we are a big team.

“We didn’t finish in a good place last season, now we want to do better and win the Premier League. After the season like this – I wanted to stay at Chelsea because I didn’t want to finish like this.”

Hazard improved at the end of last season, scoring four goals in Chelsea’s last five games before recording a tournament-leading four assists for Belgium at the Euros.

But Chelsea’s 10th-place finish – a staggering 31 points adrift of champions Leicester City – ranks as the worst title defence in Premier League history and remains fresh in his memory.

“We tried to understand why,” he added. “We didn’t start the season well because of injuries and everything seemed to go against Chelsea. It wasn’t easy and wasn’t a good season. We want to forget it. Hopefully we will now have a better season.

“I was tired. It is easy to say now I was tired. I was injured, not a big one, but it was not easy to play with a small injury when you play in England because the game is very difficult.”

The Belgian contingent at Chelsea has grown this summer, with Michy Batshuayi joining Hazard and Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge, and all three are in contention to start against Liverpool at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Ahead of his first game ex-Juventus boss Conte, Hazard says that the changes the Italian will enforce are already evident.

“Yes, it is different,” he said. “It’s completely different. You know after the Euros we didn’t get a lot of holiday. We’re not ready yet but we’re almost ready and we can’t wait for the season to start.

“It’s been hard training but we’ve got to be ready for the new season. It’s good. He talks a lot to the players. We have to prepare tactically and we’ve got some games over here – and hopefully they will show us what we need to do.”

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Kristen Stewart Talks About Her New Girlfriend As She Covers Elle UK

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Twilight Actress,  Kristen Stewart lands the September 2016 cover of Elle UK with 2 covers.

Kristen is branded an Icon of change on the cover and this has a lot to do with her great acting skills.

Kristen spots her blonde hair and wears a Chanel jacket on one cover and a trench coat for the other.

Photographed by Liz Collins,  Kristen poses in new season’s fashions styled by Anne-Marie Curtis.

Kristen looks super comfortable yet chic in all the photos, not doing too much and also serving looks.

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In the cover story, Kristen really talks about her career and relationship. Someone is really gushing about their girlfriend, here are some excerpts for the interview below;

Speaking about her recent projects and enjoying her work

I have a really strong sense of identity when I’m working. If I’m having a bad day or something personal, or existential, or hormonal – if anything brings me down, I’m lucky if I have to go to work that day. And it could be anything, it could be a photoshoot for Chanel.”

Gushing about girlfriend, Alicia Cargile:

‘I think also right now I’m just really in love with my girlfriend. We’ve broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, ‘Finally, I can feel again.’

On being more open about her relationship:

When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialised, so I didn’t like it. We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, ‘That’s mine. You’re making my relationship something that it’s not.’ I didn’t like that. But then it changed when I started dating a girl. I was like, ‘Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.’

Have a look at photos from her shoot below;

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Read more at elleuk.com 

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Kristen Stewart Talks About Her New Girlfriend As She Covers Elle UK

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Twilight Actress,  Kristen Stewart lands the September 2016 cover of Elle UK with 2 covers.

Kristen is branded an Icon of change on the cover and this has a lot to do with her great acting skills.

Kristen spots her blonde hair and wears a Chanel jacket on one cover and a trench coat for the other.

Photographed by Liz Collins,  Kristen poses in new season’s fashions styled by Anne-Marie Curtis.

Kristen looks super comfortable yet chic in all the photos, not doing too much and also serving looks.

Magcover _ Kristen Stewart _001_360nobs

Magcover _ Kristen Stewart _002_360nobs

In the cover story, Kristen really talks about her career and relationship. Someone is really gushing about their girlfriend, here are some excerpts for the interview below;

Speaking about her recent projects and enjoying her work

I have a really strong sense of identity when I’m working. If I’m having a bad day or something personal, or existential, or hormonal – if anything brings me down, I’m lucky if I have to go to work that day. And it could be anything, it could be a photoshoot for Chanel.”

Gushing about girlfriend, Alicia Cargile:

‘I think also right now I’m just really in love with my girlfriend. We’ve broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, ‘Finally, I can feel again.’

On being more open about her relationship:

When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialised, so I didn’t like it. We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, ‘That’s mine. You’re making my relationship something that it’s not.’ I didn’t like that. But then it changed when I started dating a girl. I was like, ‘Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.’

Have a look at photos from her shoot below;

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Magcover _ Kristen Stewart _005_360nobs

Read more at elleuk.com 

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