Conte Asking Chelsea To Stay Focused

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has called on his squad not to lose focus and get complacent after securing a 12th straight victory in the epl.

Chelsea played the match without Costa and Kante, but goals from Pedro and Hazard secured a 3-0 win for the blues.

Still, Conte insists his men cannot be content with their achievements to date, pushing them to continue reaching for the maximum.

“We played a good game, we could have scored more, but I am happy with the attitude of the players,” he told BBC Sport.

“We played without two important players but I think we played very well.

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Vote: Which Nollywood Movie Director did 2016 belong to?

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As the year draws to a close, please participate in our poll by voting for our shortlist of Nollywood film directors who we believed owned 2016.

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Niyi Akinmolayan hit his stride with The Arbitration, a sexy legal thriller that plays as a meditation on corporate power structure and how it plays out between both sexes.

He also boasts a heavy presence on social media, where he organised a scriptwriting competition for the first Nigerian Crowd sourced movie project, Room 315 with a prize of 100,000 Naira awarded the winner.

Steve Gukas has had experience navigating NGO and development sector interests in powering authentic Nigerian stories but it all comes together for him on 93 Days, where he enjoys the perfect confluence of funding, Nollywood talent, skill and passion.

When it comes to pure box office attraction, Omoni Oboli is simply without peer. No other actress/producer/director can draw people to the Nollywood movies like she does. She made a profitable statement with the comedy, Wives on Strike and even when her movies are short on quality, they always find an audience.

With the long in the making ‘76, Izu Ojukwu achieved his potential as the most important Nollywood director of his generation. ‘76 is both high water mark and career highlight for Ojukwu and the team of actors and crew members which he marshalled to make movie magic.

Armed with a bigger budget,- plus goodwill and acclaim,- than most of his contemporaries, Kunle Afolayan gathers a sprawling trans-continental cast to play out his Nollywood fantasy of corporate ruthlessness in The CEO where all is fair in war and for the ultimate prize, cold blooded murder is only par for the course.

Kemi Adetiba, couldn’t have asked for more – a powerhouse trio of EbonyLife Films, Inkblot Production and Koga studios with Mo Abudu in the driver seat – for her first feature-length film, The Wedding Party. A perfect feel-good movie to end 2016, Adetiba’s musical video background helps her direct this Nollywood romcom like an extended music video – fast, fun, pacey, full of colour and detail, the right ingredients for a box office success.

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Pulis: Arsenal Has Greater Depth Than Chelsea

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Tony Pulis, West Brom’s manager believes Arsenal has a squad with greater depth than Chelsea and has backed them to stay in the title challenge.

Pulis side lost to the Gunners earlier today, with a late header from Olivier Giroud winning all three points for Wenger’s men.

Arsenal’s win came after two consecutive defeats in the league, with losses to Everton and Man City.

“He [Giroud] is untypical of what Arsene believes in in many respects but he’s done well today”, said Pulis.

“The top teams win so many games in the last 10 minutes. They are relentless in the way they play. We’re disappointed but we’ll move on.

“I think Arsenal have a stronger squad [than Chelsea]. If you look at the players missing today. It will be interesting to see whether Chelsea spend in January or not – I think they will.”

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Neymar Won’t Kill Himself To Win Ballon D’or

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Barcelona forward, Neymar does not think the Ballon d’Or is quite important and says it won’t be a problem if he doesn’t win it.

The Brazil international didn’t make it to the top three of the 2016 award, coming fifth in the 2016 edition, as Ronaldo beat Messi and Griezmann to the award.

However, Neymar insists he won’t feel less fortunate if he doesn’t win the golden ball award.

“I am very happy in Barcelona, at this team and with the life I have,” the 24-year-old told the official La Liga website.

“Of course, it is my goal to win the Ballon d’Or, but I am not going to kill myself for it.

“I want to be happy and I am happy here at Barcelona. It is not a problem if I do not win the Ballon d’Or.

“I do not play football to win the Ballon d’Or. I play football to be happy, because I love it and want to play football.

“Winning the Ballon d’Or is the consequence of your work. Unfortunately, only one person can win it and Leo Messi is the best.”

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EP Review: Ireti – Moelogo

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Ireti is the 2016 EP released by up and coming British Nigerian Afro pop artiste Moelogo. Limited to a slight 4 tracks, Ireti (Yoruba for hope) packs all of its power in its brevity.

From London to Lagos, Moelogo’s sound carries with it elements of his influences;- Afrobeat, trap, dancehall, R&B, pop,- and the adventurer in him is just as likely to incorporate Afrobeat elements in the disc as he is to pepper his sound with the grime and crunk of the UK underground scene.

Little wonder that in 2015, Moelogo who has a background in school choir, was nominated both for ‘Best African Act’ at the MOBO Awards, and ‘Diaspora Artist of the Year’ at the NEA Awards.

Ireti is sharp, sweet and goes straight to the point. No dilly dallying around here. Plenty Plenty is an uptempo love song that could have been trifling but is handled with a certain level of professionalism that elevates it above its humble origins.

Moelogo, who was born Mohammed Animashaun speaks English and its Pidgin variant, capably with smatterings of Yoruba.

Moelogo invites producer, P2J who has worked with Trey Songz in the past and the result of their union is Some say, a gospel number that has one foot in church and the other in the clubs.

My City is more rooted in the ways of the world and Moelogo expends his considerable vocal abilities on convincing a lady love of joining him on a tour of an urban landscape (think Peckham) that is very familiar to him.

Watch VIDEO: Moelogo – My City ft Suli Breaks

The title track is a soulful pseudo gospel stunner that could catch fire and find massive audiences if publicised properly.

Matter of fact, the development and slick production of the entire EP points towards an undeniable mainstream appeal somewhere in Moelogo’s future. It would be hopelessly immature, not to mention, pointedly naïve to judge a singer on the strengths and weaknesses of five songs but sometimes in this business, first impressions are all you get.

Those who come to Moelogo’s music first via this solid EP will find themselves impressed by the bountiful talent and relative ease with which the artiste expresses himself so confidently. This is no niche sound and the artiste is no push over. The Ireti EP announces and then expresses itself confidently.

Listen to the full EP: 360Downloads: Moelogo – Ìréti EP

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EP Name: Ireti
Artist: Moelogo 
Year: 2016
Tracks: 4

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Firmino Charged With Driving Under The Influence

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Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has been charged with drink driving after he was arrested on Christmas eve.

Merseyside police confirm the Brazil international was arrested Saturday morning, and he’ll face a court case in 2017.

“Merseyside Police has charged a 25-year-old man with drink driving after his car was stopped in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of Saturday, December 24 2016,” a statement read.

“Roberto Firmino, from Liverpool, will appear at Liverpool City Magistrates Court on January 31.”

The Brazil international’s court date clashes with Liverpool’s Premier League encounter with current leaders Chelsea.

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BREAKING: 2 Killed In Suicide Attack On Cow Market In Maiduguri

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An attempt by two female suicide bombers to attack ‘Kashuwa Shanu’ a cattle market was foiled by vigilant members of the Youth Vigilante in Maiduguri on Monday, December 26, 2016.

READ ALSO: 2 Boko Haram Members Killed In Cameroon Suicide Bomb Attacks

It was gathered that the two suicide bombers were accosted by some of the vigilant members stationed at the market.

One of the vigilantes said: “Our members held them (the two female suicide) at gun point from a distance, ordering them to remove the explosives stripped on them.

“It was while they were removing their clothes that the bomb exploded, killing the two instantly.

When contacted, the spokesman of police in Borno State, Victor Isuku confirmed the attack but could not give the casualty figure.

READ ALSO: Boko Haram: White Man Arrested As Nigerian Soldiers Take Over Sambisa Forest

Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack but it bears the hallmarks of Boko Haram,

It also comes barely a day after President Muhammadu Buhari said the jihadist group’s key camp in its last remaining enclave had fallen.

READ ALSO: War Against Boko Haram: Army Chief Buratai Lauds Nigerian Soldiers For Their Bravery

Buhari had announced the fall of the last enclave of Boko Haram militants in Sambisa forests to Nigerian troops in a widely circulated statement.

More details to be added as the story develops…

 

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Resident Doctors Threaten Strike, Urge FG To Intervene

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Medical practitioners under the aegis of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have urged the Federal Government to urgently intervene in the lingering crises in the health sector to avert an impending strike.

The threat is coming after NARD had issued a three-week strike notice that is expected to end on Jan. 2, 2017.

READ ALSO: NARD: Resident Doctors Threaten Strike From January 2

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Yenagoa, the Public Relations Officer of the association, Dr Ugoeze Asinobi, said that the doctors had shelved the planned strike three times in the past four months and were bent on going on strike from January 2.

Resident Doctors are agitating for a uniform template for the Residency Programme, infrastructure for tertiary health facilities, proper grading of doctors and payment of outstanding salaries amongst other issues

Asinobi said, “We don’t want strikes but we are going to have to resort to it again, the residency programme is fundamental to effective health care given the dearth of manpower as the country has less than 20 per cent of required experts.

“Each time the ultimatum expired we shift it in the hope that things will be made right within the time given but it is now obvious the Ministry officials are insincere.

“The issues we go on strike for are always the same issues and we are resolute to withdraw services come January 2 if our concerns are not addressed..

“One wonders if health ministry officials are sabotaging the efforts of President Buhari on purpose as their brazen and blatant disregard to the most basic institutional needs of the major workhorses of the health sector leaves a lot to be desired.

“Their attitude leaves one bewildered as sabotage appears to be the only logical explanation.”

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Tributes Flood In As Pop Superstar George Michael Dies ‘Peacefully At Home’ Aged 53

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Tributes have continued to flood in following the death of Pop Superstar George Michael at his home at the age of 53.

The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and had huge success as a solo performer, “passed away peacefully” on Christmas Day in Goring, Oxfordshire at 1.42pm, his publicist said.

The publicist added: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”

While his manager, Michael Lippman, said the singer had died from heart failure in bed.

Andrew Ridgeley and Sir Elton John have led tributes to pop superstar George Michael,

Tributes flood in for late pop star George Michael
Tributes flood in for late pop star George Michael

Ridgeley, his former ‘Wham’ bandmate said he was “heartbroken at the loss of my beloved friend”.

Writing on Twitter and referring to Michael by his family nickname of “Yog”, he added: “Me, his loved ones, his friends, the world of music, the world at large. 4ever loved. A xx”.

While on Instagram, Sir Elton John posted a photograph of himself with Michael, writing:

“I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend – the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans.”

Michael – who was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou – had 11 UK No 1s and sold more than 100m albums during a career spanning almost four decades. His last album, Symphonica, was released in 2014.

Thames Valley police said an ambulance had attended a house on 25 December in Goring, Oxfordshire, at 1.42pm. They said the death was being treated as “unexplained but not suspicious” and they would not comment further until after a postmortem.

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Tributes Flood In As Pop Superstar George Michael Dies ‘Peacefully At Home’ Aged 53

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Tributes have continued to flood in following the death of Pop Superstar George Michael at his home at the age of 53.

The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and had huge success as a solo performer, “passed away peacefully” on Christmas Day in Goring, Oxfordshire at 1.42pm, his publicist said.

The publicist added: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”

While his manager, Michael Lippman, said the singer had died from heart failure in bed.

Andrew Ridgeley and Sir Elton John have led tributes to pop superstar George Michael,

Tributes flood in for late pop star George Michael
Tributes flood in for late pop star George Michael

Ridgeley, his former ‘Wham’ bandmate said he was “heartbroken at the loss of my beloved friend”.

Writing on Twitter and referring to Michael by his family nickname of “Yog”, he added: “Me, his loved ones, his friends, the world of music, the world at large. 4ever loved. A xx”.

While on Instagram, Sir Elton John posted a photograph of himself with Michael, writing:

“I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend – the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans.”

Michael – who was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou – had 11 UK No 1s and sold more than 100m albums during a career spanning almost four decades. His last album, Symphonica, was released in 2014.

Thames Valley police said an ambulance had attended a house on 25 December in Goring, Oxfordshire, at 1.42pm. They said the death was being treated as “unexplained but not suspicious” and they would not comment further until after a postmortem.

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PHOTOS: Rhythm Unplugged 2016

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The 12th annual Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged concert held at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on the 23rd of December 2016.

The show , which is organised by Flytime Promotions, one of Nigeria’s foremost names in live entertainment and music promotion featured great performances from the likes of Omawumi, Waje, P Square, Falz, Adekunle Gold, Olamide, Wizkid, Reekado Banks, Tiwa Savage, Korede Bello amongst others.

It was hosted by hilarious comedian, Bovi and produced by Cobhams.

Apart from the musical performances and the jokes, one other highlight of the event was the presentation of the Flytime Appreciation award to comedian Basketmouth by Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola on behalf of the Flytime group.

See pictures from the event below

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Basketmouth receiving the Flytime Achievement Award from Mr Femi Otedola

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All Photos were taken by Anazia Richy E.

 

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PHOTOS: Rhythm Unplugged 2016

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The 12th annual Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged concert held at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on the 23rd of December 2016.

The show , which is organised by Flytime Promotions, one of Nigeria’s foremost names in live entertainment and music promotion featured great performances from the likes of Omawumi, Waje, P Square, Falz, Adekunle Gold, Olamide, Wizkid, Reekado Banks, Tiwa Savage, Korede Bello amongst others.

It was hosted by hilarious comedian, Bovi and produced by Cobhams.

Apart from the musical performances and the jokes, one other highlight of the event was the presentation of the Flytime Appreciation award to comedian Basketmouth by Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola on behalf of the Flytime group.

See pictures from the event below

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Wizkid

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Wizkid
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DJ Xclusive

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Olamide

Tiwa Savage and Korede Bello
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Korede Bello
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P Square

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Basketmouth

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Basketmouth receiving the Flytime Achievement Award from Mr Femi Otedola

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Kaffy and Falz

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Adekunle Gold

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Mayorkun

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Bovi

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All Photos were taken by Anazia Richy E.

 

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Naira Trades At 494/$ On Christmas Day, From 268/$ On December 25, 2015

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The naira has continued to flounder in the gale of depreciation in value, trading at N494 to a dollar compared to the N268 it traded to a single dollar on December 25, 2015 at the parallel market.

READ ALSO: Naira Crashes To A New Record Low Against Dollar As CBN Prepares To Eliminate Parallel Market

This is coming barely days after reports emerged that the local currency may further succumb to the 500 mark to the dollar at the parallel market as from next week as the greenback scarcity persists.

On Friday, the local currency traded at 305 per dollar at the official interbank market while the euro and the British pound exchanged for 330 and 388 respectively.

During a chat with TheCable on Sunday, a dealer in Lagos said the naira appreciated on Friday after the CBN sold dollars to commercial banks via a special auction.

READ ALSO: CBN On The Verge To Eliminate Forex Black Market

The dealer further stated that the pressure around the festivities pushed the naira to 498 against the dollar on Sunday.

“On Friday morning, we sold for N495 to the dollar, but when the CBN sold to banks, the naira appreciated to 485 per dollar,” Isiaka Ahmed, a BDC operator, said on Sunday.

“Today, some traders have sold at 498, 497, but now, we are selling at 494 and buying 490.”

There are also strong indications that the CBN will be wielding the big stick on the black market.

READ ALSO: Naira Crashes To All-Time Low Of N490 Per Dollar As Christmas Draws Near

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, had said the CBN has been mandated to scrap the damaging market.

The Apex Bank “has been directed to do this and CBN has promised to do something by putting a system in place to eliminate the black market because it’s damaging the economy”, she told a conference.

It would be recalled, the naira traded between 183 and 185 to the dollar on Christmas Day in 2014, weeks after it was devalued by the CBN under the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

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Naira Trades At 494/$ On Christmas Day, From 268/$ On December 25, 2015

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The naira has continued to flounder in the gale of depreciation in value, trading at N494 to a dollar compared to the N268 it traded to a single dollar on December 25, 2015 at the parallel market.

READ ALSO: Naira Crashes To A New Record Low Against Dollar As CBN Prepares To Eliminate Parallel Market

This is coming barely days after reports emerged that the local currency may further succumb to the 500 mark to the dollar at the parallel market as from next week as the greenback scarcity persists.

On Friday, the local currency traded at 305 per dollar at the official interbank market while the euro and the British pound exchanged for 330 and 388 respectively.

During a chat with TheCable on Sunday, a dealer in Lagos said the naira appreciated on Friday after the CBN sold dollars to commercial banks via a special auction.

READ ALSO: CBN On The Verge To Eliminate Forex Black Market

The dealer further stated that the pressure around the festivities pushed the naira to 498 against the dollar on Sunday.

“On Friday morning, we sold for N495 to the dollar, but when the CBN sold to banks, the naira appreciated to 485 per dollar,” Isiaka Ahmed, a BDC operator, said on Sunday.

“Today, some traders have sold at 498, 497, but now, we are selling at 494 and buying 490.”

There are also strong indications that the CBN will be wielding the big stick on the black market.

READ ALSO: Naira Crashes To All-Time Low Of N490 Per Dollar As Christmas Draws Near

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, had said the CBN has been mandated to scrap the damaging market.

The Apex Bank “has been directed to do this and CBN has promised to do something by putting a system in place to eliminate the black market because it’s damaging the economy”, she told a conference.

It would be recalled, the naira traded between 183 and 185 to the dollar on Christmas Day in 2014, weeks after it was devalued by the CBN under the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

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Christmas Bonus! Gov. Fayose Promotes 15,772 Workers, Pays 2 Months Salaries

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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has ordered the approval for the immediate promotion of 15,772 public servants in the spirit of Christmas – even as he directed that the letters of promotion be given to the affected workers without delay.

This is even as he directed that all categories of workers in the state be paid two months salaries in December, while Christmas bonus would be paid immediately after the Christmas holiday.

READ ALSO: Fayose Might Have Bribed Pastor Adeboye To Gain His Commendation – APC

This is contained in a statement issued and signed on Sunday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi, in Ado Ekiti.

Adelusi, said the promotion cuts across workers in the local governments, teaching service and the core civil servants.

The statement also added that the beneficiaries consisted mainly of those whose promotions were due since 2012, 2013 and 2014.

READ ALSO: I Hope Other Governors Can Emulate Fayose – Pastor Adeboye

The statement read:  “We won’t deny our workers their dues and entitlements economic recession or no economic recession. As leaders of the state, we must be fair to all and that is what we are doing. Our administration is resolute in giving the best to all Ekiti people, including those in the public service.

“This month, we have paid two salaries. We are paying Christmas bonus after the holiday. We deliberately spaced that one out so that after Christmas holiday, workers will get that in their accounts.

“In 2017, we have made provision for the fencing of the State Secretariat and provision of furniture to make our working places look better. I appreciate the support of workers and I want them to also know that to whom much is given, much is expected. They should put more efforts and continue to support the government.”

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Fayose Might Have Bribed Pastor Adeboye To Gain His Commendation – APC

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The Ekiti Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lambasted the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, for commending the state governor, Ayodele Fayose.

READ ALSO: I Hope Other Governors Can Emulate Fayose – Pastor Adeboye

Adeboye on Saturday, while on a visit to the palace of the Ewi of Ado, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, during a tour of the State as part of the Church’s ‘Let’s go a fishing’ programme, had lauded Fayose for his boldness and courage in defence of his people and said a prayer for him.

He had said: “We thank God for your courage, for your boldness, we thank God for your being willing to take risks so that your people can be protected. You have been a governor who knows when to say enough is enough in defence of his people. And I’m sure you know what I’m talking about and I am sure the world knows. I don’t want to say more than that but be assured that we are praying for you and you will succeed in Jesus name.”

However, the APC, while frowning, said it was alarming that a cleric of Mr. Adeboye’s standing could praise Governor Fayose for his persistent insults and abuses on President Muhammadu Buhari,

This is even as the party noted that the cleric should be seen as speaking for himself and his comment must not be seen as representing that of the entire members of the RCCG.

In a release issued in Ado Ekiti on Sunday and signed by the state chairman of the party, Jide Awe, the party alleged that Mr. Fayose could have bribed Mr. Adeboye with huge amount of money to get such endorsement, which is not being circulated, Premium Times reports.

He warned that Fayose is a man that can bribe even angel of God to endorse the devil, even as he cautioned Mr. Adeboye to avoid what will make the people of Ekiti rise against him.

Awe said Mr. Adeboye should be reminded that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is a staunch member of the RCCG and what is expected of the cleric was support for members of his church, not praise singing of Mr. Fayose.

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#360YearInReview : 360Nobs Picks For Best Sportsperson Of The Year 2016

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As 2016 draws to a close finally, 360Nobs takes a look at some of the inspirational sports personalities of the outgoing year and we’re also  is asking you  our readers to participate . Vote now using the poll below the article, before the polls close on Dec. 31st! Who is the Best Sportsperson For 2016? Here’s our pick from the lot

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Football Soccer – Portugal v France – EURO 2016 – Final – Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris, France – 10/7/16
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning Euro 2016
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Cristiano Ronaldo needs no introduction whatsoever, he plays for Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid and for Portuguese national team where he doubles as the team captain

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first man to win the Champions League, European Championship, Ballon d’Or and Club World Cup in the same season, this is by far his best year in terms of achievement for both Club and country.

2. Usain Bolt

2016 Rio Olympics – Athletics – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 08/08/2016. Usain Bolt gives a press conference. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

He once again stole the show at the Olympics event at the Rio Olympics claiming the 100 meters, 200 meters and Relay Gold medals for the third time in a row

3. Jamie Vardy


Without him and his goal scoring wonders Leicester City never have done the impossible by lifting the English Premier League trophy, he broke an EPL record by scoring In 11 consecutive games, Jamie Vardy surely had a party in 2016

4. Lebron James


LeBron James led Cleveland Cavaliers to thier first NBA tittle Defeating Golden state warriors and won the MVP award, he’s now also number 8 on the NBA all time scoring list after surpassing Moses Malone

5. Conor McGregor

The Irish man started off the year 2016 with an embarrassing loss, but to come back so strong.

McGregor made Eddie Alvarez look like an amatuer and ended 2016 a history maker like he always does every tear and laying claim to being the greatest ever UFC champion. Oh and He’s also UFC’s biggest earner, not a coincidence right.

6. Simone Biles

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 16: Gold medalist Simone Biles of the United States celebrates on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Women’s Floor on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Our list wont be complete without this outstnding lady from the United States, Simone Biles.  Biles is the 2016  Rio Olympic individual all-around, vault and floor gold medalist. Infact she took home 4 gold medals and one bronze medal at the olympics at just a teenage age of 19 years. With four Olympic gold medals, Biles set a new American record for most gold medals in women’s gymnastics at a single Games, and equalled a number of other records with her medals won in Rio.  Biles’ win of four gold medals was the first instance of a quadruple gold medallist in women’s gymnastics at a single Games since Ecaterina Szabo (Romania) in 1984. What an outstanding achievement for a teen.

So Whose your pick for 360Nobs Best Sportsperon of the year 2016, let your votes decide.
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LMC Announces Kick Off Date For 2016/2017 Nigeria Premier League Season

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The League Management Company (LMC) has announced that the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League season will begin on January 14, 2017 and end in July of the same year.

The LMC took the decision on Saturday after its Annual General Meeting.

In a statement, the LMC confirmed the kick off date and incentives for the new NPFL season with Kano Pillars hosting 2016 Federation Cup champion, Ifeanyi Ubah, at the Sani Abacha Stadium  in Kano in the season’s first match while the other matches will be held on January 15 at  various centres.

The statement read: “The AGM endorsed January 15 kickoff date and July conclusion date for the 2016/17 NPFL season with Kano Pillars versus FC Ifeanyi Ubah on January 14,” said the LMC.

“LMC also announced that the AGM also endorsed incentives to NPFL clubs as proposed by the LMC board in the 2017 budget.

“NPFL Clubs stand to receive N500,000 for each away win, N200,000 for away draws as well as N250,000 for attracting over 5,000 fans at home games.

“The NPFL clubs will also be paid N200,000 monthly for stadium maintenance, N100,000 for dressing three U-18 youth players in a matchday and one playing 15 minutes, plus N200,000 for dressing three U-18 youth players in a matchday with one playing at least 45 minutes.”

It further announced plans to organise a male age-grade football league among teams in the top flight league in partnership with the Spanish’s La Liga.

LMC said, “Major source of guaranteed revenues for the 2017 NPFL budget is broadcasting, league partners and savings from 2016 while forecasted revenues are from funds due from debtors, expected new sponsors and strategic partnerships.

“The AGM approved LMC’s proposal to start a Youth League (U15) among NPFL participating clubs in association with LaLiga in furtherance to the partnership agreement between the two leagues.”

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2 Boko Haram Members Killed In Cameroon Suicide Bomb Attacks

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Two suspected suicide bombers were killed after attempting to launch attacks on Sunday morning in Cameroon, a security source told Xinhua.

The source said two young men suspected to be members of Boko Haram killed themselves after detonating bombs attached to them at the entrance of a market in Mora, a small town in the far north region near the border with Nigeria.

READ ALSO: Boko Haram: White Man Arrested As Nigerian Soldiers Take Over Sambisa Forest

The source said the attacks took place at around 8 a.m. and no other victim was reported.

READ ALSO: War Against Boko Haram: Army Chief Buratai Lauds Nigerian Soldiers For Their Bravery

The Lake Chad Basin Commission formed multinational forces stationed at Mora , with particular objective of eradicating terrorist threat in the region.

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Ronaldinho: Coutinho Is On Barcelona’s Radar

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Former Brazil international Ronaldinho believes Barcelona admire Coutinho and are currently monitoring the attacking midfielder.

Ronaldinho played for the Blaugrana between 2003 and 2008, and is currently a club ambassador.

Coutinho who was in excellent form for Liverpool scoring five times in 13 appearances is currently sidelined due to injury, but is expected to make a return soon enough.

Ronaldinho has backed him to pick up from where he left off when he returns, and believes he will continue to be monitored by Barcelona if he can keep impressing.

“I hope when he returns from injury that he will continue the form he has been showing all season with Liverpool,” the 36-year-old told the Sun.

“He has been one of the stand out players in Europe this season – and I know there is a lot of admiration of him at Barcelona.

“Liverpool will want to keep him, they have built the team around him.

“But when you play at that level then there is always interest.”

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Conte: Costa’s Form Is A Problem For Batshuayi

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Antonio Conte still has faith in Batshuayi getting his Chelsea career off, but believes Costa’s form is not doing him any favours.

The former Marseille striker has not made an EPL start since his £33 million transfer to the Stamford Bridge.

Costa who has scored 13 goals in 17 appearances is suspended for the boxing day clash against Bournemouth, opening the door for Batshuayi to start.

Conte believes that Batshuayi will be ready for the game and sympathised with his striker’s lack of opportunities so far.

“Yes, Michy’s attitude, his behaviour, have been fantastic. He wants to improve his quality,” Conte said at a news conference at Cobham Training Centre.

“Technical quality, physical quality. We are working a lot with him on tactical aspects.”

“Yes, but he’s showing great commitment, great work-rate during the training sessions, great passion.

“For sure, he wants to play and it’s not easy when you have in front of you Costa.

“Above all this Costa, who is playing fantastic football and scoring a lot of goals. But I repeat: it’s important for Michy to continue to work, to continue to improve. I’m sure his moment will arrive.”

“I think every single player, every forward, is different for characteristics. Because the players are different.

“Michy is different if you compare him to Diego. Above all because, first of all, he’s a younger player.

“He can improve a lot. For sure, to stay close to Diego, you can learn a lot to improve your experience and improve your skills. But, for sure, to have the training sessions with great players improves you.”

The Belgium international has only managed starts in cup matches, as he only comes off the bench in the epl. And despite talks of an exit, Conte is adamant the young striker is staying put and will not go in search of regular football.

“In this case I prefer not to give more pressure on the players because I think it’s no good to do that. Michy, if I decide to put him in the starting XI, is ready to play,” Conte added.

“It’s not important to talk and put more pressure on him. He must do what he knows, what we are doing in the training sessions. Only this. If Michy is here, it’s because he deserves to stay here.”

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Guardiola Rules Out Signing Van Dijk

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Manchester City are not interested in signing Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton, according to Guardiola.

Rumours have it that if given the opportunity, the centre back will be signed for a fee of £50 million, but officials insist only Gabriel Jesus is expected in January.

And even though Manchester City need to sign more fullbacks, Guardiola says it is impossible to sign Van Dijk from Southampton.

“Will Van Dijk come here? Next month here?” he asked, before laughing. “We are going to Southampton to play against them [in April]. He is not going to come here next month – because it is impossible.

“He is a Southampton player and we don’t want him now. We are going to go to Southampton to play them, that’s for sure.”

“If you ask me today, no,” he replied when asked about signings other than Van Dijk, “but maybe next week if we decide to change and we realise maybe we need something special maybe in one position, one more player in that position because we don’t have too much, especially in the full backs. But [as for] the other positions, we are quite happy.”

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Guardiola: Anything Can Happen Against Hull City

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Josep Guardiola believes his defence has improved in recent matches, but believes anything can happen at Hull.

Manchester City kept a clean sheet against Watford and came from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 last time out.

City’s back line appear to be their only problem and the former Bayern manager believes improving every aspect of the team will right that.

Guardiola said: “It is so important to be solid in the middle and at the back. Against Watford and Arsenal, we conceded few chances, not just because of the back four but because our pressing was higher. Our controlling the game was with the counter-attack, when we had to use it, and our retention of the ball.

“That is why we conceded few chances but every game is different. Absolutely anything can happen in every game.”

Guardiola is not taking anything for granted against Premier League bottom side Hull at the KCOM Stadium

He said: “They started quite well. Of course, the situation is not good but I saw many of their games and they are a special team who try to play more here than other teams in the Premier League.

“I spoke to [David] Silva and some other players and they gave me good advice about what it means to be playing Hull City on Boxing Day.

“What I have learned in my short period here is that the gap between the first 10 and the last 10 is not a big difference.

“That is why it is difficult to win. I am not expecting that the games, whether they are home or away, will be easier than any others.”

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