Joshua: Takam Can Spoil My Legacy

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Anthony Joshua admits a loss to new challenger, Carlos Takam could damage his legacy for a lifetime.

The British boxer defends his IBF heavyweight title and WBA ‘super’ against a new challenger in Takam, after Kubrat Pulev pulled out due to injuries.

And Joshua who goes into the bout on December 17 with a perfect record of 19 victories all coming via knockout fears what a loss to Takam will do to his record.

He told Sky Sports News: “In boxing, I think it’s a sport that’s unforgiving in the sense that, if Takam beat me that loss will stay on my record for a lifetime, that will always be in my legacy.

“It’s not ‘oh, he was a world champion and he done well for the sport of boxing. No, no, no he was 19-1 – that’s Anthony’s legacy and I just don’t want that blemish on my record right now.”

“Takam is already as tough as they come,” said Joshua. “He’s so tough. He just keeps on walking forward and that’s disheartening for a fighter.

“When I’m in there with him, it will be interesting to see how game and ready he is, and what fire he is ready to go through.

“I’ve had some sparring partners that have been coming and trying to knock me out and I’ve had to dig in a bit and give them a few body shots back and so on.

“My inside game has definitely improved, so I think if we have to stand on the inside and start trading off, it will definitely be an entertaining fight for the people watching.

“People have said ‘Joshua what round?’ I think we’re going for a 10 to 12 round here you know. This guy’s head is like a block of cement.”

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Joshua: Takam Can Spoil My Legacy

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Anthony Joshua admits a loss to new challenger, Carlos Takam could damage his legacy for a lifetime.

The British boxer defends his IBF heavyweight title and WBA ‘super’ against a new challenger in Takam, after Kubrat Pulev pulled out due to injuries.

And Joshua who goes into the bout on December 17 with a perfect record of 19 victories all coming via knockout fears what a loss to Takam will do to his record.

He told Sky Sports News: “In boxing, I think it’s a sport that’s unforgiving in the sense that, if Takam beat me that loss will stay on my record for a lifetime, that will always be in my legacy.

“It’s not ‘oh, he was a world champion and he done well for the sport of boxing. No, no, no he was 19-1 – that’s Anthony’s legacy and I just don’t want that blemish on my record right now.”

“Takam is already as tough as they come,” said Joshua. “He’s so tough. He just keeps on walking forward and that’s disheartening for a fighter.

“When I’m in there with him, it will be interesting to see how game and ready he is, and what fire he is ready to go through.

“I’ve had some sparring partners that have been coming and trying to knock me out and I’ve had to dig in a bit and give them a few body shots back and so on.

“My inside game has definitely improved, so I think if we have to stand on the inside and start trading off, it will definitely be an entertaining fight for the people watching.

“People have said ‘Joshua what round?’ I think we’re going for a 10 to 12 round here you know. This guy’s head is like a block of cement.”

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74 Cases Recorded In Nigeria As Monkeypox Spreads To 11 States

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The federal government has said that the Monkeypox virus outbreak has spread to 11 states in Nigeria with 74 suspected cases recorded.

The Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole made the disclosure in Abuja on Wednesday when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

Tragedy As Monkeypox Victim Commits Suicide In Bayelsa

The minister, who updated the Council on developments in respect of the outbreak, listed the affected States as Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Ekiti, Enugu, Imo, Lagos, Nasarawa and Rivers as well as the FCT.

“The Council also received an update on the state of the public health of the nation. We informed the council about the latest development in respect of the Monkey Pox virus outbreak. So far as of today, there are 74 suspected cases in 11 states of the country.

“We have confirmed three from Bayelsa and 12 of the suspected cases from Bayelsa tested negative; four suspected cases from Lagos tested negative. We are still expecting the results of the other ones.

“We are also doing test at the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), Edeh, to really understand the genomics of this virus.

“Even when they are negative, the laboratory attendant should be able to tell us what exactly they are,’’ he said.

The minister also dismissed the assertion that the military was spreading Monkey Pox virus through vaccination.

Nigeria Denies Injecting Monkeypox Virus Through Free Medical Treatment

He said that the military was never involved in any vaccination in the country, adding that any vaccination must involve state governments and the Federal Ministry of Health.

“It is also important to dispel the rumour circulating in the country that the military is vaccinating people and trying to spread Monkey Pox across the country.

“The military is not involved in any vaccination exercise.

“And I must educate Nigerians about how vaccination campaigns are done. The Federal Government will take the lead but we do not conduct campaign without working with states.

“So, there is no way we will do a campaign without working with the states,’’ he said.

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74 Cases Recorded In Nigeria As Monkeypox Spreads To 11 States

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The federal government has said that the Monkeypox virus outbreak has spread to 11 states in Nigeria with 74 suspected cases recorded.

The Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole made the disclosure in Abuja on Wednesday when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

Tragedy As Monkeypox Victim Commits Suicide In Bayelsa

The minister, who updated the Council on developments in respect of the outbreak, listed the affected States as Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Ekiti, Enugu, Imo, Lagos, Nasarawa and Rivers as well as the FCT.

“The Council also received an update on the state of the public health of the nation. We informed the council about the latest development in respect of the Monkey Pox virus outbreak. So far as of today, there are 74 suspected cases in 11 states of the country.

“We have confirmed three from Bayelsa and 12 of the suspected cases from Bayelsa tested negative; four suspected cases from Lagos tested negative. We are still expecting the results of the other ones.

“We are also doing test at the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), Edeh, to really understand the genomics of this virus.

“Even when they are negative, the laboratory attendant should be able to tell us what exactly they are,’’ he said.

The minister also dismissed the assertion that the military was spreading Monkey Pox virus through vaccination.

Nigeria Denies Injecting Monkeypox Virus Through Free Medical Treatment

He said that the military was never involved in any vaccination in the country, adding that any vaccination must involve state governments and the Federal Ministry of Health.

“It is also important to dispel the rumour circulating in the country that the military is vaccinating people and trying to spread Monkey Pox across the country.

“The military is not involved in any vaccination exercise.

“And I must educate Nigerians about how vaccination campaigns are done. The Federal Government will take the lead but we do not conduct campaign without working with states.

“So, there is no way we will do a campaign without working with the states,’’ he said.

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Juventus Back In For Barcelona Midfielder Andre Gomes

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Juventus have revived their interest in Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, reports Mundo Deportivo.

The Bianconeri wanted the Portugal international during the summer but neither Barca nor the player were willing to listen to offers.

However, Juve are keen on Andre Gomes again as they are unlikely to land another midfield target, Leon Goretzka – Bayern Munich and Barca are leading the chase to sign him from Schalke.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Juve have sounded out Gomes’ camp and are aware that Mauricio Pochettino wants the 24-year-old to bolster Tottenham’s midfield options.

It is believed that Spurs have spoken with Gomes’ representative Jorge Mendes, while Juve want to sign him on permanent basis in January or on loan with an option to buy.

Gomes told his agent Mendes not to listen to offers for him during the summer as he wanted to stay at Barca and he will decide his own future again in January.

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Juventus Back In For Barcelona Midfielder Andre Gomes

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Juventus have revived their interest in Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, reports Mundo Deportivo.

The Bianconeri wanted the Portugal international during the summer but neither Barca nor the player were willing to listen to offers.

However, Juve are keen on Andre Gomes again as they are unlikely to land another midfield target, Leon Goretzka – Bayern Munich and Barca are leading the chase to sign him from Schalke.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Juve have sounded out Gomes’ camp and are aware that Mauricio Pochettino wants the 24-year-old to bolster Tottenham’s midfield options.

It is believed that Spurs have spoken with Gomes’ representative Jorge Mendes, while Juve want to sign him on permanent basis in January or on loan with an option to buy.

Gomes told his agent Mendes not to listen to offers for him during the summer as he wanted to stay at Barca and he will decide his own future again in January.

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FRSC To Clamp Down On Drivers Without Drivers Licences

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is organizing a special operation targeted at detecting the road users without drivers licence.

Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, said this while receiving the Secretary of Transportation for the FCT, Mr Kayode Opeifa, during a visit to the National Headquarters of the FRSC in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to Corps Public Education Officer, FRSC, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, Oyeyemi said that driving a vehicle without proper licences is illegal and unacceptable, adding that those found guilty of this act would be sanctioned accordingly. The Sector Commander of the Corps in the FCT has therefore been directed to commence a special operation that could fish out the perpetrators of the act and sanction them accordingly.

Mr Opeifa commended the leadership of the FRSC for the success recorded by the nation in the international recognition of the nation’s driving licence. He also congratulated all the states of the Federation and the agencies that contributed to achieving the feat.

In his remarks, the Corps Marshal commended Mr Kayode Opeifa for his immense contributions to the success of the Nigeria Road Safety Strategy document.

 

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FRSC To Clamp Down On Drivers Without Drivers Licences

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is organizing a special operation targeted at detecting the road users without drivers licence.

Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, said this while receiving the Secretary of Transportation for the FCT, Mr Kayode Opeifa, during a visit to the National Headquarters of the FRSC in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to Corps Public Education Officer, FRSC, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, Oyeyemi said that driving a vehicle without proper licences is illegal and unacceptable, adding that those found guilty of this act would be sanctioned accordingly. The Sector Commander of the Corps in the FCT has therefore been directed to commence a special operation that could fish out the perpetrators of the act and sanction them accordingly.

Mr Opeifa commended the leadership of the FRSC for the success recorded by the nation in the international recognition of the nation’s driving licence. He also congratulated all the states of the Federation and the agencies that contributed to achieving the feat.

In his remarks, the Corps Marshal commended Mr Kayode Opeifa for his immense contributions to the success of the Nigeria Road Safety Strategy document.

 

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Wizkid, Davido, Tekno, Mr Eazi Make Nominations For 2017 Mobo Awards (FULL LIST)

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The 2017 MOBO Award nominations have been announced, and Stormzy leads the pack with five, including best male, best grime act, best album, best song and best video.

J Hus is nominated for four awards while Giggs, Jorja Smith, Skepta, and Sampha are also among the nominees.

Nigerian super star Wizkid is nominated for the “Best International Act” category alongside Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Drake, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, Solange Knowles, SZA and Travis Scott

He is also nominated for the “Best African Act” category alongside six other well-known Nigerian artistes — Maleek Berry, Mr Eazi, Davido, Tekno, Tiwa Savage and Wande Coal.

The 22nd anniversary of the MOBOs will be held in Leeds First Direct Arena, UK, on November 29.

Here’s the full nominations list:

Best Male Act
Maleek Berry
J Hus
Giggs
Sampha
Stormzy
Giggs
Dave
Chip
Bugzy Malone
Skepta
Mostack

Best Female
Emeli Sandé
Jessie Ware
Jorja Smith
Lady Leshurr
Little Simz
Mabel
Nadia Rose
NAO
Ray BLK
Stefflon Don

Best Album
J Hus – Common Sense
Nines – One Foot Out
Sampha – Process
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
Wretch 32 – Growing Over Life

Best Newcomer
Dave
Jorja Smith
Kojo Funds
Lotto Boyzz
Loyle Carner
Mabel
Mist
Not3s
Stefflon Don
Yxng Bane

Best Song
J Hus – ‘Did You See’
Kojo Funds Feat. Abra Cadabra – ‘Dun Talkin’
Not3s – ‘Addison Lee’
Stormzy – ‘Big For Your Boots’
Yungen Feat. Yxng Bane – ‘Bestie’

Best Video
Bossman Birdie- ‘Walk The Walk’
J Hus – ‘Spirit’
Loyle Carner – ‘The Isle Of Arran’
Mist – ‘Hot Property’
Stormzy – ‘Big For Your Boots’

Best Hip-Hop Act
Giggs
Little Simz
Loyle Carner
Nines
Stefflon Don
Wretch 32

Best Grime Act
AJ Tracey
Chip
P Money
Skepta
Stormzy
Wiley

Best R&B/Soul Act
Supported by Mi-Soul
Craig David
Jorja Smith
NAO
Ray BLK
Sampha

Best International Act
Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Drake
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar
Migos
Solange Knowles
SZA
Travis Scott
Wizkid

Best African Act
Davido
Eugy
Juls
Maleek Berry
Mr Eazi
Sarkodie
Tekno
Tiwa Savage
Wande Coal
Wizkid

Best Reggae Act
Aidonia
Alkaline
Chronixx
Damian Marley
Popcaan

Best Jazz Act
Cleveland Watkiss
Dayme Arocena
Mr Jukes
Moses Boyd
Terrace Martin

Best Gospel Act
Lurine Cato
Triple O
Mali Music
S.O.
Volney Morgan & New-Ye

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Wizkid, Davido, Tekno, Mr Eazi Make Nominations For 2017 Mobo Awards (FULL LIST)

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The 2017 MOBO Award nominations have been announced, and Stormzy leads the pack with five, including best male, best grime act, best album, best song and best video.

J Hus is nominated for four awards while Giggs, Jorja Smith, Skepta, and Sampha are also among the nominees.

Nigerian super star Wizkid is nominated for the “Best International Act” category alongside Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Drake, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, Solange Knowles, SZA and Travis Scott

He is also nominated for the “Best African Act” category alongside six other well-known Nigerian artistes — Maleek Berry, Mr Eazi, Davido, Tekno, Tiwa Savage and Wande Coal.

The 22nd anniversary of the MOBOs will be held in Leeds First Direct Arena, UK, on November 29.

Here’s the full nominations list:

Best Male Act
Maleek Berry
J Hus
Giggs
Sampha
Stormzy
Giggs
Dave
Chip
Bugzy Malone
Skepta
Mostack

Best Female
Emeli Sandé
Jessie Ware
Jorja Smith
Lady Leshurr
Little Simz
Mabel
Nadia Rose
NAO
Ray BLK
Stefflon Don

Best Album
J Hus – Common Sense
Nines – One Foot Out
Sampha – Process
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
Wretch 32 – Growing Over Life

Best Newcomer
Dave
Jorja Smith
Kojo Funds
Lotto Boyzz
Loyle Carner
Mabel
Mist
Not3s
Stefflon Don
Yxng Bane

Best Song
J Hus – ‘Did You See’
Kojo Funds Feat. Abra Cadabra – ‘Dun Talkin’
Not3s – ‘Addison Lee’
Stormzy – ‘Big For Your Boots’
Yungen Feat. Yxng Bane – ‘Bestie’

Best Video
Bossman Birdie- ‘Walk The Walk’
J Hus – ‘Spirit’
Loyle Carner – ‘The Isle Of Arran’
Mist – ‘Hot Property’
Stormzy – ‘Big For Your Boots’

Best Hip-Hop Act
Giggs
Little Simz
Loyle Carner
Nines
Stefflon Don
Wretch 32

Best Grime Act
AJ Tracey
Chip
P Money
Skepta
Stormzy
Wiley

Best R&B/Soul Act
Supported by Mi-Soul
Craig David
Jorja Smith
NAO
Ray BLK
Sampha

Best International Act
Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Drake
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar
Migos
Solange Knowles
SZA
Travis Scott
Wizkid

Best African Act
Davido
Eugy
Juls
Maleek Berry
Mr Eazi
Sarkodie
Tekno
Tiwa Savage
Wande Coal
Wizkid

Best Reggae Act
Aidonia
Alkaline
Chronixx
Damian Marley
Popcaan

Best Jazz Act
Cleveland Watkiss
Dayme Arocena
Mr Jukes
Moses Boyd
Terrace Martin

Best Gospel Act
Lurine Cato
Triple O
Mali Music
S.O.
Volney Morgan & New-Ye

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Haye: I Am In Perfect Condition

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David Haye has warned Tony Bellew that he is in top physical condition, as he has recovered from an Achilles operation.

The British heavyweight duo will continue their rivalry when they face at The O2 on December 17 , nine months after he lost to Bellew.

But the 36-year-old Haye says his body is ready after he has put it under physical strain ahead of their London fight.

“Pressure has been put on it and it’s in perfect health, and I’m in perfect health,” Haye told Sky Sports News.

“I’ve been ticking over perfectly. I’m not going to do anything crazy. As long as I get in the ring in optimal condition, I will get a perfect performance.”

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Haye: I Am In Perfect Condition

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David Haye has warned Tony Bellew that he is in top physical condition, as he has recovered from an Achilles operation.

The British heavyweight duo will continue their rivalry when they face at The O2 on December 17 , nine months after he lost to Bellew.

But the 36-year-old Haye says his body is ready after he has put it under physical strain ahead of their London fight.

“Pressure has been put on it and it’s in perfect health, and I’m in perfect health,” Haye told Sky Sports News.

“I’ve been ticking over perfectly. I’m not going to do anything crazy. As long as I get in the ring in optimal condition, I will get a perfect performance.”

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4 British Missionaries Kidnapped By Suspected Militants In Delta

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The Delta State Police Command has confirmed that some armed men suspected to be militants have kidnapped four British missionaries in Enukorowa community in Burutu local government of Delta state.

The Police Commissioner, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, who made this known while addressing pressmen yesterday in Asaba, said an anti-kidnapping team was already on the trail of the suspects.

Nigerian Guardian quoted the CP as saying that intelligence report revealed that the kidnappers, a five-man armed gang stormed the community and kidnapped the four British nationals involved in missionary activities.

Those kidnapped are Dr. David Donavan, Chilly Donavan, Alana (surname unknown), and Tyan (surname unknown), who were engaged in preaching, and giving free medical treatment in the area in the last three years.

It is understood that the kidnap occurred around 2am on October 13.

The police commissioner added that the kidnap may not be unconnected with the current onslaught on militant activities embarked upon by the military in their “Operation Crocodile Smile”, saying that efforts were being made in conjunction with the Joint Taskforce (JTF) towards rescuing the victims.

Meanwhile, with no few than 43 kidnap/robbery/ murder suspects paraded before journalists, the police commissioner said that the crime rate which used to be very high in the state had declined considerably, noting that successes that had been recorded over the years were made possible by efforts from intelligence gathering.

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4 British Missionaries Kidnapped By Suspected Militants In Delta

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The Delta State Police Command has confirmed that some armed men suspected to be militants have kidnapped four British missionaries in Enukorowa community in Burutu local government of Delta state.

The Police Commissioner, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, who made this known while addressing pressmen yesterday in Asaba, said an anti-kidnapping team was already on the trail of the suspects.

Nigerian Guardian quoted the CP as saying that intelligence report revealed that the kidnappers, a five-man armed gang stormed the community and kidnapped the four British nationals involved in missionary activities.

Those kidnapped are Dr. David Donavan, Chilly Donavan, Alana (surname unknown), and Tyan (surname unknown), who were engaged in preaching, and giving free medical treatment in the area in the last three years.

It is understood that the kidnap occurred around 2am on October 13.

The police commissioner added that the kidnap may not be unconnected with the current onslaught on militant activities embarked upon by the military in their “Operation Crocodile Smile”, saying that efforts were being made in conjunction with the Joint Taskforce (JTF) towards rescuing the victims.

Meanwhile, with no few than 43 kidnap/robbery/ murder suspects paraded before journalists, the police commissioner said that the crime rate which used to be very high in the state had declined considerably, noting that successes that had been recorded over the years were made possible by efforts from intelligence gathering.

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I Have The Support Of Everton’s Board – Ronald Koeman

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Ronald Koeman has insisted that Farhad Moshiri’s recent visit to Finch Farm was not linked to Everton’s poor form.

Ronald Koeman reportedly finds himself under pressure at Everton with the club registering just two wins from 11 games in all competitions, and Moshiri was seen at the club’s training facilities last week.

However, Koeman has revealed that Moshiri was on the premises to look at a recent development, with the Dutchman has said that he maintains the full support of the club’s hierarchy.

The 54-year-old told reporters: “Yes he was here with Bill Kenwright and more people from the board because they hadn’t seen the new building. You speak about football of course.

“There wasn’t really a message. They are behind the team and the manager. In football that’s a nice thing but in football it’s all about results. Until now it’s total support from the board, yes.”

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I Have The Support Of Everton’s Board – Ronald Koeman

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Ronald Koeman has insisted that Farhad Moshiri’s recent visit to Finch Farm was not linked to Everton’s poor form.

Ronald Koeman reportedly finds himself under pressure at Everton with the club registering just two wins from 11 games in all competitions, and Moshiri was seen at the club’s training facilities last week.

However, Koeman has revealed that Moshiri was on the premises to look at a recent development, with the Dutchman has said that he maintains the full support of the club’s hierarchy.

The 54-year-old told reporters: “Yes he was here with Bill Kenwright and more people from the board because they hadn’t seen the new building. You speak about football of course.

“There wasn’t really a message. They are behind the team and the manager. In football that’s a nice thing but in football it’s all about results. Until now it’s total support from the board, yes.”

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What We Learnt From The Opening Night Of The 2017/2018 NBA Season

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The new NBA season tipped off in the early hours of the morning with last year’s finalists, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors taking the floor against the Boston Celtics and the Houston Rockets respectively.

After the madness that was the greatest off-season in NBA history, both games which were already must-see games became even more anticipated. Kyrie Irving made history when he decided to leave LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers after three consecutive finals appearances and one championship, making him the first star player in James’s 15-year career to willingly decide to leave him. Kyrie signed for the Boston Celtics, which meant he would have to go through LeBron if he wants another championship. The Houston Rockets also flexed their muscles in the summer in their bid to close the gap on the Warriors, signing future hall of famer, Chris Paul to partner James Harden in the back court.

So what did we learn from the first two games of the season?

  • This Might Be Jaylen Brown’s Year

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Jaylen Brown was drafted with the 3rd overall pick in 2016 by the Celtics and a lot was expected from the then 20-year old. Last season, he played 78 games and averaged 6 points per game and 3 rebounds playing just over 17 minutes per game. However, in this new look Celtics, he looked like a different animal. Brown finished the game with 25 points and 6 rebounds, he also played the most minutes of any Celtic and took the most shots. With the sadly unfortunate injury to Gordon Hayward, the Celtics would be looking for scoring from other people not called Kyrie Irving and it looks like Jaylen Brown is ready to step up.

  • LeBron James Is Still King

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After that shot in Game 3 of last year’s finals, there were rumblings all over.. The big question, was LeBron James still the best player in the league? Had Kevin Durant finally overtaken him? Well, while the internet kept mumbling and mumbling, LeBron was going hard in the gym and it was evident in this game. 

Even though he apparently had a bad ankle which should have stopped him from playing this game, James decided he was going to play through the pain and he had himself a night! He led all scorers with 29 points and also picked up 16 rebounds and 9 assists, shooting 63% from the field. After the game, he still said he wasn’t at his level yet and that is honestly scary.

  • The Cavaliers Have Some Things To Work Out

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Well, i guess this was always going to be an issue, especially when you change 3 out of your 5 starters into a new season. The Cavs were good but not great. They were able to get past the Celtics but that could have been different if Kyrie’s last second three point attempt had gone in. The team didn’t look like the same team that breezed through the East last year but i guess that is to be expected. The Cavs had a total of 9 assists all game and for a team that was second in 3pt% last season and hit a NBA finals record for most 3’s in Game 4 against the Warriors when they hit 24 threes, the Cavs only shot 5 of 22 from beyond the arc, just 22.7%. 

  • Nick Young Is A Perfect Fit On The Warriors
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Kevin Durant (35) and Nick Young (6) share a moment

In his first official NBA game as a Warrior, Nick Young scored 23 points coming off the bench. In true Warrior fashion, Swaggy P hit 6 of 7 shots from 3 the most of any Warrior on opening night according to the NBA. This is exactly what Nick Young brings to the Warriors, someone who can come off the bench, run off screens and hit those catch and shoot plays. It’s what Swaggy has done his entire career and now he’s on the one team that does it best.

  • The Warriors Are Not Going 82 – 0

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We can scratch that outrageous stat off the board now. 

Coming into the new season, even with all the firepower in the Western conference, some people were still flirting with the idea of the Warriors having an invincible season. With 4 All stars in their starting lineup, for some reason this outcome seemed a possibility but then opening night, after the ring celebrations they lost to the Houston Rockets 122 – 121. Yeah, Andre Iguodala didn’t play due to injury and Draymond Green missed the entire 4th quarter with a problem with his knee but that shouldn’t take away anything from the effort the Rockets put up in the final quarter to come from behind and win. You have to have luck on your side to topple the juggernauts in the West, and the Rockets had just about enough luck as Durant’s game winning shot left his hands a second too late.

The NBA season is in full flow now and the games are coming quick and fast. Will the Warriors do a back to back? WIll LeBron add to his legacy with another championship? or are we going to see the emergence of a new superpower in the West? I love this game.

 

If you plan to catch any of tomorrow morning’s games, here is my pick of the games to see.

Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers – 12am

San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves – 2:30am 

 

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What We Learnt From The Opening Night Of The 2017/2018 NBA Season

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The new NBA season tipped off in the early hours of the morning with last year’s finalists, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors taking the floor against the Boston Celtics and the Houston Rockets respectively.

After the madness that was the greatest off-season in NBA history, both games which were already must-see games became even more anticipated. Kyrie Irving made history when he decided to leave LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers after three consecutive finals appearances and one championship, making him the first star player in James’s 15-year career to willingly decide to leave him. Kyrie signed for the Boston Celtics, which meant he would have to go through LeBron if he wants another championship. The Houston Rockets also flexed their muscles in the summer in their bid to close the gap on the Warriors, signing future hall of famer, Chris Paul to partner James Harden in the back court.

So what did we learn from the first two games of the season?

  • This Might Be Jaylen Brown’s Year

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Jaylen Brown was drafted with the 3rd overall pick in 2016 by the Celtics and a lot was expected from the then 20-year old. Last season, he played 78 games and averaged 6 points per game and 3 rebounds playing just over 17 minutes per game. However, in this new look Celtics, he looked like a different animal. Brown finished the game with 25 points and 6 rebounds, he also played the most minutes of any Celtic and took the most shots. With the sadly unfortunate injury to Gordon Hayward, the Celtics would be looking for scoring from other people not called Kyrie Irving and it looks like Jaylen Brown is ready to step up.

  • LeBron James Is Still King

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After that shot in Game 3 of last year’s finals, there were rumblings all over.. The big question, was LeBron James still the best player in the league? Had Kevin Durant finally overtaken him? Well, while the internet kept mumbling and mumbling, LeBron was going hard in the gym and it was evident in this game. 

Even though he apparently had a bad ankle which should have stopped him from playing this game, James decided he was going to play through the pain and he had himself a night! He led all scorers with 29 points and also picked up 16 rebounds and 9 assists, shooting 63% from the field. After the game, he still said he wasn’t at his level yet and that is honestly scary.

  • The Cavaliers Have Some Things To Work Out

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Well, i guess this was always going to be an issue, especially when you change 3 out of your 5 starters into a new season. The Cavs were good but not great. They were able to get past the Celtics but that could have been different if Kyrie’s last second three point attempt had gone in. The team didn’t look like the same team that breezed through the East last year but i guess that is to be expected. The Cavs had a total of 9 assists all game and for a team that was second in 3pt% last season and hit a NBA finals record for most 3’s in Game 4 against the Warriors when they hit 24 threes, the Cavs only shot 5 of 22 from beyond the arc, just 22.7%. 

  • Nick Young Is A Perfect Fit On The Warriors
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Kevin Durant (35) and Nick Young (6) share a moment

In his first official NBA game as a Warrior, Nick Young scored 23 points coming off the bench. In true Warrior fashion, Swaggy P hit 6 of 7 shots from 3 the most of any Warrior on opening night according to the NBA. This is exactly what Nick Young brings to the Warriors, someone who can come off the bench, run off screens and hit those catch and shoot plays. It’s what Swaggy has done his entire career and now he’s on the one team that does it best.

  • The Warriors Are Not Going 82 – 0

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We can scratch that outrageous stat off the board now. 

Coming into the new season, even with all the firepower in the Western conference, some people were still flirting with the idea of the Warriors having an invincible season. With 4 All stars in their starting lineup, for some reason this outcome seemed a possibility but then opening night, after the ring celebrations they lost to the Houston Rockets 122 – 121. Yeah, Andre Iguodala didn’t play due to injury and Draymond Green missed the entire 4th quarter with a problem with his knee but that shouldn’t take away anything from the effort the Rockets put up in the final quarter to come from behind and win. You have to have luck on your side to topple the juggernauts in the West, and the Rockets had just about enough luck as Durant’s game winning shot left his hands a second too late.

The NBA season is in full flow now and the games are coming quick and fast. Will the Warriors do a back to back? WIll LeBron add to his legacy with another championship? or are we going to see the emergence of a new superpower in the West? I love this game.

 

If you plan to catch any of tomorrow morning’s games, here is my pick of the games to see.

Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers – 12am

San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves – 2:30am 

 

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Senate Rejects Lawan’s Recommendation To Blacklist 2 Nigerian Newspapers

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The lawmakers of the senate have rejected a recommendation to blacklist two newspapers from covering its activities, following a petition by Ahmed Lawan, senate leader.

The senate leader had written a petition, claiming that two Nigerian newspapers allegedly reported that angry youth prevented him from gaining access to his constituency.

It is understood that the matter was subsequently referred to the committee on ethics and privileges.

TheCable reports that during the presentation of the report on Wednesday for consideration, the chairman of the ethics committee, Sam Anyanwu, said it was recommended that the newspapers publish a retraction and be blacklisted from covering the activities of the upper legislative chamber.

However, the senator representing Abia south, Enyinnaya Abaribe, told his colleagues that instead of blacklisting the newspapers, they should tender “unreserved apologies”.

“I would want for us to please consider mitigating this proposed punishment of blacklisting but they should tender unreserved apologies,” Abaribe said.

Abaribe’s motion was seconded by Barau Jibrin, senator representing Kano north.

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremade, then placed the two recommendations to a voice vote

It was gathered that the legislators voted “aye” for the newspapers to tender an apology to Lawan, and “nay” for them to be blacklisted.

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Senate Rejects Lawan’s Recommendation To Blacklist 2 Nigerian Newspapers

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The lawmakers of the senate have rejected a recommendation to blacklist two newspapers from covering its activities, following a petition by Ahmed Lawan, senate leader.

The senate leader had written a petition, claiming that two Nigerian newspapers allegedly reported that angry youth prevented him from gaining access to his constituency.

It is understood that the matter was subsequently referred to the committee on ethics and privileges.

TheCable reports that during the presentation of the report on Wednesday for consideration, the chairman of the ethics committee, Sam Anyanwu, said it was recommended that the newspapers publish a retraction and be blacklisted from covering the activities of the upper legislative chamber.

However, the senator representing Abia south, Enyinnaya Abaribe, told his colleagues that instead of blacklisting the newspapers, they should tender “unreserved apologies”.

“I would want for us to please consider mitigating this proposed punishment of blacklisting but they should tender unreserved apologies,” Abaribe said.

Abaribe’s motion was seconded by Barau Jibrin, senator representing Kano north.

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremade, then placed the two recommendations to a voice vote

It was gathered that the legislators voted “aye” for the newspapers to tender an apology to Lawan, and “nay” for them to be blacklisted.

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VIDEO: Omesham – Sade

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Omesham, born Osabikwu Marvis Omesham, is a fast rising female recording artist who has come to stake her claim in the Nigerian Music Industry with her brand new single, titled SADE.

The Afro-pop song, which was produced by E Kelly is guaranteed to get you all moving and rocking to the sweet melodies, harmonies, and rhythm.

She sings about love Lost. Channelling all the hurt and disappointment into positivity and personal success even in the absence of her love interest.

The official video is also available, was shot & directed by Moe Musa

 

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VIDEO: Omesham – Sade

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Omesham, born Osabikwu Marvis Omesham, is a fast rising female recording artist who has come to stake her claim in the Nigerian Music Industry with her brand new single, titled SADE.

The Afro-pop song, which was produced by E Kelly is guaranteed to get you all moving and rocking to the sweet melodies, harmonies, and rhythm.

She sings about love Lost. Channelling all the hurt and disappointment into positivity and personal success even in the absence of her love interest.

The official video is also available, was shot & directed by Moe Musa

 

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ASUU Suspends Strike In LAUTECH, Lectures Resume On Monday

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has suspended its protracted strike action.

“We have suspended the strike and lectures will resume on Monday. But the detail will be stated in our press statement which will be issued very soon,” the ASUU Chairman in the university, Dr Biodun Olaniran, told The Punch in Osogbo on Tuesday.

With this, students of the institution will now return to their classrooms on Monday for the first time in six months.

LAUTECH: ASUU Rejects One-Month Salary After Being Owed For 12 Months

The students have not resumed academic activities since April when they concluded their 2016/17 first semester examinations.

This is after workers of LAUTECH had gone on strike on June 2 over poor funding by the two owner states of the university, Oyo and Osun.

In September, the management of LAUTECH had directed the lecturers, workers and the students of the university to resume after over eight months’ forced holiday.

After the directive, the workers’ unions in the university said they were not aware of the resumption of the institution, which was then scheduled for Friday, September 15, and as such would not obey the directive of the university authorities.

However, confirming the development, the Dean of Student Affairs of the university, Lukman Jinadu, told Premium Times that academic activities will resume officially on Monday as the local branch of ASUU called off their strike after a meeting on Tuesday.

“We are resuming officially on Monday,” Mr. Jinadu said.

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ASUU Suspends Strike In LAUTECH, Lectures Resume On Monday

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has suspended its protracted strike action.

“We have suspended the strike and lectures will resume on Monday. But the detail will be stated in our press statement which will be issued very soon,” the ASUU Chairman in the university, Dr Biodun Olaniran, told The Punch in Osogbo on Tuesday.

With this, students of the institution will now return to their classrooms on Monday for the first time in six months.

LAUTECH: ASUU Rejects One-Month Salary After Being Owed For 12 Months

The students have not resumed academic activities since April when they concluded their 2016/17 first semester examinations.

This is after workers of LAUTECH had gone on strike on June 2 over poor funding by the two owner states of the university, Oyo and Osun.

In September, the management of LAUTECH had directed the lecturers, workers and the students of the university to resume after over eight months’ forced holiday.

After the directive, the workers’ unions in the university said they were not aware of the resumption of the institution, which was then scheduled for Friday, September 15, and as such would not obey the directive of the university authorities.

However, confirming the development, the Dean of Student Affairs of the university, Lukman Jinadu, told Premium Times that academic activities will resume officially on Monday as the local branch of ASUU called off their strike after a meeting on Tuesday.

“We are resuming officially on Monday,” Mr. Jinadu said.

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NNPC Stores 2 Billion Litres Of Petrol For Movements During Christmas Celebration

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday announced that it had stored over two billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, to ensure a hitch-free end-of-year movement of motorists.

Ndu Ughamadu, the Spokesman for the Commission, made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday.

In the statemnt, the commission said its decision to keep a robust product stock became imperative as the period coincides with the Christian Christmas celebration, which is sometimes characterised by supply and demand disequilibrium.

Speaking at the weekend after his investiture as Honourary Special Marshal by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Maikanti Baru, assured that adequate measures were in place to ensure that motorists have unimpeded access to fuel ahead of the forthcoming end-of-year festivities.

Mr. Baru said provision of adequate petroleum products would not only ease transportation but would also make our roads safer for motorists, just as other consumers too would have no need to hoard highly inflammable products in jerry cans, among others, which may pose as safety challenge to them.

“As we speak, NNPC has over two billion litres of petrol and we want to sustain this level from now on till the end of the year and beyond. This volume would give the country product sufficiency of about 60 days, well above the standard 30 days sufficiency threshold,’’ Mr. Baru said.

Describing his investiture as an eloquent testament of the Corporation’s long standing commitment to road safety and support for the FRSC, the GMD said NNPC would remain unwavering in its backing of the FRSC towards achieving its mandate of making our roads safer for motorists and other road users.

 

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