Does A Woman’s Body Count Really Matter? Watch As The Cast Of Serious Banter Debate

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Watch as the cast of Serious Banta featuring media personality Taje Prest, popular photographer Demilade Roberts, Papa Omisore to name a few discuss the issue of sexual body count.

In this video, the debate is on as some of the men seem to believe that a lady’s body count will be an issue if she has been with a number of men. The women argue that this is a double standard.



What are your thoughts?

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Money-Eating Snake And Other Nigerian ‘Miracles’

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Money-Eating Snake And Other Nigerian ‘Miracles’ – Abimbola Adelakun

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By now, almost everybody in Nigeria has heard, and, maybe, laughed out loud over Philomena Chieshe and her spiritual money-eating snake. The bizarre tale is the illogical submission to an audit at the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Makurdi’s office. Chieshe’s fantastical tale has seen domains that nominally ignore Nigerian news featuring the story on their websites.

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

While a big part of me thinks she is a phoney, and the story is an attempt to deceive, there is also a little part that also wants to believe that the woman might be sincere, after all. No, I did not just suggest she was telling the truth as it happened; I meant that she might sincerely believe that it was possible for a supernatural agent to creep into JAMB’s safe and swallow money in paper currencies.

JAMB Suspends Worker Who Said Snake Swallowed N36Million In Its Markudi Office

Ms. Chieshe’s tale of the snake that eats money is congruent with Africans’ belief about how reality can be folded and unfolded, and which are spun into tales of supernatural happenings. The woman is no different from some Christian leaders who testify about driving 200km on an empty tank, or church folks who place a church sticker on their cooking gas cylinder, so they never had to refill it.

What I deduce from the issue is that we either have a case of corruption by an individual or a group of people, or, a series of theft by any person who knew the office safe’s combination. Rather than question her competence, the woman did what many Nigerians do when confounded – seek refuge under the banner of the Devil. Whatever happened, most of us can agree that no snake can — or did — crawl into any office and swallowed money.

While the extremity of the case draws hilarity, the belief system that undergirds her reasoning is not atypical. The Yoruba, for instance, believe in Agbana (devourer) and Anabo (metaphysical fraud in which money paid in a transaction vanishes and returns with everything in the seller’s pocket). Both are concepts that illustrate how one can be materially impoverished through the acts of supernatural agents who steal from one’s resources. If you think those beliefs are firmly locked in the past and have no place in our modern existence, please, turn on a Yoruba Nollywood film.

Beliefs about supernatural forces that crawl into people’s houses, minds, and bodies in different forms are a staple feature. Filmmakers draw from the repertoire of cultural beliefs because they are spectacular. Nollywood picks its stories from popular beliefs; their audience watches the films and uses the realistic portrayal to validate their prior beliefs about the supernatural. Thus, we are locked in a uroboros cycle of self-validating, self-reproducing, and self-fulfilling charlatanry.

Even if we argue that films are mere fictions and the Deux ex Machina used in the film are narrative devices, they resonate with the Nigerian religiosity and its obsession with the spell of the supernatural. In some churches, the stories pastors narrate about supernatural activities in the natural make you wonder if you are reading a D.O. Fagunwa, Amos Tutuola or Ben Okri’s novel.

In all my experience of this phenomenon, the most intriguing of them all is the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Church. I have read about two dozen “tomes” authored by their pastor, Dr. Daniel Olukoya. I have listened to a number of his sermons as well. I admit I am baffled by the MFM’s penchant for storytelling. Olukoya tells stories of witches and wizards who relentlessly pursue people all their lives; people who develop mysterious sicknesses after being fed some food in their dreams; humans that transmogrify into snakes to enter offices in hyper-urban areas; animals that turn into beautiful women to ruin an unsuspecting brother’s faith; those whose glorious destinies turned to ashes after someone from their village visited them either in their dreams or physically. All the tales one sees in Nollywood and deems illogical are regularly reproduced in his books and sermons.

Now, the curious part is that all his books’ blurb never failed to indicate that he graduated from the University of Lagos with a First Class degree and that he has a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Redding, UK. Also, that he has about 70 scientific publications to his credit. I am infinitely curious about Pastor Olukoya’s trajectory – how does a man go from being a scientist to peddling some of the most anti-science beliefs in the world? Why does he do so while still proudly displaying his “scientific” credentials? What is his Saul to Paul story?

Olukoya’s religiosity negates the most basic principles of science, yet they are propped by his certification as a scientist. Has he ever considered that the stories he tells have a tremendous impact on our social and political life, an example being this money-eating snake?

One cannot merely look down on people who hold the belief in money-eating snakes as simple-minded people who lack sophistication. These ideas are strong in the imagination of even folks who have multiple university degrees to their name. We were all witnesses to how a former presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, claimed there were demons in Aso Rock. His successor, Femi Adesina’s rejoinder, agreed that problems could be caused by supernatural agents. Adesina even narrated a story of a man whose “spiritual” eyes were opened to see spirits walking with their feet up on Broad Street Lagos. When those demons slapped someone with their feet soles, the person developed an incurable ailment. It is striking that while other cultures are busy researching in their laboratories to understand and find cures for diseases, people serving in the uppermost echelons of political power in Nigeria peddle urban legends. Then, we had the case of the NDDC top shot who paid hundreds of millions to a sorcerer for charms guaranteeing a lifetime stay on the board!

Belief in the supernatural is so powerful that people argue that as Africans, we are inheritors of certain realities science cannot explain. When people say such, they, unfortunately, set a border wall around the pursuit of knowledge. They declare some things “unknowable,” forgetting that what we do not know — yet — are so because we have not asked the right questions, used the right tools of inquiry, or attained a level of knowledge that clarifies other details. When they claim we can never know, they bracket off insight.

We can all laugh at the ridiculousness of the JAMB official’s story all we like, but she reflects popular cultural beliefs and the attitudes that make us turn to the supernatural to explain natural and human-caused phenomena. Almost all of us will agree that the woman could not have told such an outlandish story if she did not think that her fellow Nigerians would relate to tales of supernatural beings that are mysteriously deployed to places as a human surrogate to carry out mischief.

Hers is a popular belief in our cultural ecosystem, and she is being ridiculed because, having been Nigerians for so long, we can pick the familiar scent of corruption and public manipulation through familiar narratives. That her desperate attempt to use a phantasmagorical tale to narrate her issues brought her scorn is an irony of sorts. If she had gone to any of our religious houses, Christian or Muslim, and told the same story about how a snake ate her personal money and how she was later delivered by the power of her pastor or Alfa’s prayers, people will welcome her accounts with shouts of praises to God for her testimony. This time, she is subjected to ridicule over her money-eating snake tale not because the story is considered incredible per se, or that given other conditions, her story would not have been bought.

Her story made us uneasy because we saw the absurdity of our cultural beliefs reflected back at us through the serpentine tale deployed towards an alleged case of public funds theft. When we are done laughing at her, we will still believe them.

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

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We Need To Be Very Cautious Vs Chelsea- Gerard Pique

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Gerard Pique has warned his Barcelona teammates that they must “be more prudent” if they are to prevent a good season turning into a bad one.

Barcelona are on course for a clean sweep of trophies at home and in Europe after a hugely impressive first campaign at the helm for boss Ernesto Valverde.

With a seven-point lead on Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga and a Copa del Rey final meeting against Sevilla to look forward to in April, all focus is now on overcoming Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Pique is wary of the threat the English champions pose, and concedes that defeat over two legs could act as a negative turning point in his side’s season.

“Expectations are maximum,” he is quoted as saying by Goal.com. “We go out as favourites, with a chance to win. I know the atmosphere is positive, very favourable, everything looks good, but I think we have to be more prudent.

“We have to learn from experience, what has happened in recent years, and know that one bad day could see you knocked out of the Champions League.

“A bad result against Chelsea could turn the good season we are having into one that’s not so good. We know we are in a good position in the league and the Copa del Rey and we go to London in the Champions League looking to win, get through and progress in the competition.”

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Chelsea Can’t Afford To Sell Eden Hazard- Ray Wilkins

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Ray Wilkins says Chelsea cannot sell Eden Hazard – amid speculation of a move to Real Madrid – and has compared the Belgian to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Eden Hazard is reportedly a long-term target for Zinedine Zidane at Madrid,

Hazard hinted last week that he would be open to joining Los Blancos in the future, but Wilkins claims that life without the Belgian at Stamford Bridge is unthinkable because of his importance.

“I couldn’t even think of it to be perfectly honest. We’ve got to keep Hazard at Stamford Bridge,” he told Sky Sports News. “There’s lots of people who pay lots of money to go and watch Chelsea play. You’ve got to keep the best players there and Hazard is one of the best. He’s one of the best in the world.

“Special players who can just change games in a flash – you’ve got [Cristiano] Ronaldo, you’ve got [Lionel] Messi and you’ve got Hazard. He’s a joy to watch. He is sensational. You get special players and I think Hazard is just one of those that has cropped up.

“I’m a season ticket holder at Chelsea, I’m a Blue, and to watch him play is something exceptional over the last couple of years. [Antonio] Conte has allowed him to do his thing. He’s one of those guys, when you watch him play, he looks like he’s really enjoying himself.

“When he gets on the ball, you think ‘wow, something’s going to happen now’. He’ll eliminate people in the middle of the pitch, he’ll create chances. He’s just a fantastic footballer.”

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PSG Manager Unai Emery Very Convinced That They Can Beat Real Madrid In The Second Leg

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PSG manager Unai Emery has insisted that he takes full responsibility for his side’s first-leg defeat to Real Madrid, but is “convinced” that his side can still at qualify into the next round

PSG came unstuck at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night when losing a one-goal lead to go down 3-1 against the back-to-back European champions.

Speaking two days on from the defeat in Madrid, an unperturbed Emery told reporters: “The team had a good game, football is like that. We did not want this result, but on the pitch that’s what I wanted.

“I am very convinced that we can qualify. It will take more efficiency to score. My coaching? These are things we have worked on beforehand in the season. It could have been better.

“We had control. It’s football. It’s the competition. They may be angry but they respect their teammates. I’m sure we’ll go, there’s a game left. I take on all the responsibilities.”

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One Year Old DJ Khaled’s Son, Asahd Launches Clothing Line With Jordan (PHOTOS)

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One year old DJ Khaled’s son, Ashad has successfully made it into the fashion world as he sealed a major deal with Air Jordan.

The superstar kid signed a major deal with Air Jordan to launch the brand’s first kids collection ‘Jordan x Asahd’ at the Rookie USA Fashion Show held in Hollywood on Thursday night.

The latest fashion star made the runaway in the company of his mother Nicole Tuck and his dad, DJ Khaled who wore matching tracksuits with him.

Meanwhile, DJ Khaled took to Instagram to inform the world that the collection will include a range of colorful and sporty tops, bottoms, hats, and socks that bring out the style of Asahd through the lens of the Jordan brand.

Ashad’s collection of items will be targeting kids with sizes 0-20, whose parents will have to pay $25-$100 for the limited edition items.

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Borussia Dortmund Manager Peter Stoger Grateful To Scouting Department For Signing Michy Batshuayi

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Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Stoger has thanked his scouting department for making Michy Batshuayi’s loan move from Chelsea to Borussia Dortmund possible.

Michy Batshuayi has made a big impact in his first fortnight at the Westfalenstadion, netting two more goals against Atalanta on Thursday night to make it five in three games.

“If he had missed those chances [against Atalanta] we would have bigger problems,” he told reporters when asked about the striker’s increasing valuation. “Nobody should thank me for getting Batshuayi to Dortmund. The plaudits go to our scouting department.”

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Mohamed Salah Has Suprised Everyone – Robbie Fowler

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Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has described Mohamed Salah’s debut campaign at the club as “frightening” and has backed the Egyptian forward to fire the club to glory.

Mohamed Salah has set all sorts of records during his first seven months on Merseyside after racking up 30 goals overall.

Robbie Fowler believes that the 25-year-old should target 10 more goals between now and the end of the season.

“That is the aim of his [to reach 40 goals]. It’s unbelievable what he’s achieved so far,” he told Sky Sports News. “I don’t think anyone could’ve envisaged what would’ve happened. I think everyone knew he was a good player, but to get where he is at the speed he’s done – it’s frightening.

“I’m a Liverpool fan, I want Liverpool to score loads of goals, I want him to score loads of goals. I want Liverpool to be successful and if he keeps doing that it means we are on to something pretty good.”

Twenty-two of Salah’s goals this term have come in the Premier League, placing him one behind leading scorer Harry Kane in a tight race for the Golden Boot.

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Davido Set To Release New Song Dedicated To Girlfriend, Chioma (WATCH VIDEO)

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Davido is about to intensify his show of love to his new girlfriend Chioma. The DMW boss has on many occasions publicly displayed his love for Chioma but now his about to take it to a whole new level.

The popstar has a new single specially made for the current love of his life and the song is title “Chioma My Lover”.

In a short video circulating online, Davido sings part of the verse in the song and the lyrics goes thus;

He sings in the verse;

“You’re the one i want o, Before my liver start to fail… You’re the one i need o, Before cassava start to hail…
Girl i’ll never leave o, make water carry me dey go. My lover, finally.”

The chorus;

“I am looking for a sister,
Chioma my lover o…
She get the dollar,
she dey wear designer o.
I am looking for my sister, Chioma my lover o, She get the dollar, Chioma my lover.
She say give me assurance, Assurance”

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Chioma Avril Rowland, happens to be a 300Level student of Babcock University. Davido who is already a father of two beautiful daughters doesn’t fail to show that he loves his girls.

Davido welcomed his second daughter, Hailey in 2017 with his then-girlfriend, Amanda May 9, 2017.

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

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Michy Batshuayi has yet to make any decisions on his Chelsea future as he continues to impress on loan at Borussia Dortmund.
Arsenal and Tottenham are set to be offered the chance to sign Malcom this summer after the winger confirmed he will leave Bordeaux, but their interest is likely to have cooled.
Robert Snodgrass is ready to give his all for West Ham once more, should David Moyes hand him a chance to prove himself next season.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester City will face competition from Real Madrid in their pursuit of Toby Alderweireld, according to reports.
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola is within £99m of spending more on transfer fees in two years than Sir Alex Ferguson did during his 26-and-a-half years in charge of Manchester United.

LIVERPOOL ECHO
Virgil van Dijk has been hailed as being the big boss needed to bring the best out of Liverpool’s defence by former Reds favourite Daniel Agger.
On loan Everton striker Sandro Ramirez wants a permanent move to Sevilla – just two weeks after joining the Spanish side on loan until the end of the campaign.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE
Rafa Benitez has predicted that some of Newcastle United’s fellow relegation candidates will panic first in the race for Premier League survival.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL
Steve Cotterill has challenged Jack Storer to forge a career away from Birmingham City with the club having decided not to offer the youngster a new contract.

STOKE SENTINEL
Tyrese Campbell has been promoted to train with Stoke City’s first team this week after being taken aside for advice and encouragement from Paul Lambert.
Stoke midfielder Stephen Ireland is hoping to return to training imminently following a calf injury.

LEICESTER MERCURY
Claude Puel has hailed Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy as a shining example to promising young players of how to conduct their career.

NOTTINGHAM POST
Danny Fox believes it was always going to take time for Nottingham Forest to find their feet under another new manager – but feels Aitor Karanka is the man to bring some much-needed consistency to the City Ground.
Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest’s overseas arrivals may need additional time to find their feet in the Championship, Karanka has warned.

DAILY ECHO
Mauricio Pellegrino insists Manolo Gabbiadini is a player Saints “need” but has urged the Italian to be better “prepared”.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO
On-loan Bournemouth goalkeeper Ryan Allsop says he feels comfortable at Lincoln having made a superb start to life at Sincil Bank.

EVENING TIMES
Rangers midfielder Josh Windass has agreed a new long-term deal at Ibrox.

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Diamond Platnumz Set To Launch WCB Record Label Branch In Kenya

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Just few hours after being dumped by his South African-Based Ugandan baby mama, Zari Hassan, Tanzanian singer, Abdul Naseeb Juma popularly known as Diamond Platnumz has announced his plans to launch his new record label branch in Kenya.

The WCB records boss, took to Instagram to inform fans about his big plan and asked them to tag talented artistes they would like to see on the record label.

He wrote;

“As we are about to launch @wcb_wasafi Branch in Kenya…Please help me tag all the Kenyans talented artits, you would like to be signed under @wcb_wasafi , starting with this one….. (Kama unavyofaham mwaka huu @wcb_wasafi tunafungua Tawi jipya nchini Kenya, Maalum kwajili ya kuendelea kunyanyua vijana wenzetu wenye Vipaji tokea mtaani.. tafadhali nisaidie kuwatag vijana wote wenye Vipaji kenya, akianziwa na Huyu…),”

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Gospel Singer, Gozie Okeke Rejoices As He Wakes From Coma

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Popular Gospel singer who is also husband to Nollywood actress, Princess Njideka Okeke, Prince Gozie Okeke recently woke up to life after some days in coma.

The singer who is said to be battling with heart disease took to social media to appreciate the Gift of Life that God has given him.

With joy in the heart, Prince Gozie wrote;

“Glorify the name of the Lord with me for saving my life from heart problem. Been in COMA for days and my Faithfull God gave me back a new life. Glory be to his holy name Amen.

Rejoice with me God has heald me totally. The joy of the Lord is upon me

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Willian: Barca Or Madrid Is Everybody’s Dream

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Chelsea star man Willian believes playing for Real Madrid or Barcelona is everybody’s dream and one he harbours.

The Brazil international has been at Chelsea since 2013, and holds over 220 appearances and two PL trophies.

However, Willian’s future at Chelsea has been called to question, with a reunion with Mourinho in the works.

And Willian has stated that if the possibility to play for Madrid or Barcelona presented itself, he would take it.

The Brazil international told UOL: “They are the two biggest clubs in the world [Real and Barcelona], they are the clubs with the most visibility, it is everybody’s dream.

“Of course there are other big clubs, there are Bayern, PSG, but these two are different.”

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Iheanacho: Leicester Start Was Frustrating

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Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho has described his start to life at Leicester as frustrating.

The Nigeria international joined the Foxes for £27 million, but sustained a foot injury 17 minutes into his debut.

Iheanacho had to deal with fitness and a dip in form, as he was eased into the squad.

“It was frustrating, like; trying to come back,” Iheanacho told SuperSport .

“You’re signed to a new team and they want you to play, trying to come back, trying to do the rehab with the physios and everything, and everyone was giving their best because I wasn’t fully fit,” he continued.

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Chelsea Legend John Terry Wants To Return To The Club As A Coach

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John Terry has reportedly decided that he would like to be involved on the coaching staff at former club Chelsea in the future.

John Terry’s contract with Aston Villa runs out in July, with Terry having dropped down to the Championship last summer after his contract at Chelsea expired.

Should Villa return to the top flight, Terry will likely be offered the opportunity to remain in the West Midlands but according to The Mirror, the centre-back is already giving serious thought to life in the dugout.

The report claims that Terry feels that his best chance of becoming manager of Chelsea in the future is to gain experience as an assistant or coach at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea legend Terry has been a huge hit at Villa, and has played a big role in their seven-game winning streak as they chase a return to the Premier League.

The former England man has also embraced life at Villa and become a key member of the dressing room.

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Jose Mourinho Tells The English Media To Stop Saying Bulls*** About Paul Pogba

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Jose Mourinho has hit out at the media after the recent criticism of midfielder Paul Pogba.

Paul Pogba has been substituted in his last two outings for United – away at Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United respectively – and there have been reports suggesting that the French international is unhappy with life at Old Trafford.

However, Mourinho has moved to tell the media to stop ‘saying bulls***’, as well as explaining what Pogba sees as his preferred position in the starting lineup.

At a press conference, the 55-year-old said to reporters: “I would like to tell me which position Pogba played in against Newcastle. Anyone of you want to tell me? OK, midfield, but did we play with one number six and two number eights, or two sixes and one 10?

“We played with one six and two eights. We played with Matic as a six, Lingard on the right side of Matic and Pogba on the left side. Do you know which is Pogba’s preferred system? Four-three-three. Do you know Pogba’s favourite position in a 4-3-3? Eight on the left, so it’s easy and honest and objective to say Paul didn’t play well against Newcastle, but don’t let people read things that are not true.

“You are paid to read the game and explain the game. Don’t say bulls***.”

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Chinese Super League Club Offer Andres Iniesta 600,000 Per Week Contract

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Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has reportedly been offered a contract worth £600,000 per week at a club in the Chinese Super League.

Andres Iniesta has spent his entire career at Barcelona, with 61 goals being scored in 711 appearances for the Catalan giants in all competitions.

However, according to Sport, the 33-year-old has a deal worth £2.4m per month on the table in Asia, and the Spanish international is said to be contemplating the lucrative switch.

Iniesta remains a key part of Ernesto Valverde’s plans at Camp Nou, with the playmaker featuring in 24 starting lineups in all competitions during the current campaign.

Barcelona have no intention of standing in the way of the club legend, however, should the player choose to spend the next stage of his career in China.

Earlier this season, Iniesta penned a “lifetime contract” with Barcelona.

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Michy Batshuayi Not Concerned About His Future

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On loan Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi says he’s not concerned about his future while trying to do his best with Borussia Dortmund.

Michy Batshuayi, 24, was the man of the match in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 home win over Atalanta in the Europa League on Thursday. The Belgium international bagged a brace, scoring a late winner in stoppage time to hand his side an advantage for the return leg in seven days.

“I’m feeling very good at the moment,” Batshuayi told ESPN FC after the game, adding: “It was an important win for the team. We’re trying to win every match and to continue to our good run.”

Asked whether he was thinking about his future as he becomes more interesting for Chelsea and other top clubs with every goal he scores, the centre-forward said: “I’m not thinking about that at all.

“For me, it’s important to perform well for Borussia Dortmund in every match anew. I’ll deal with the situation as it comes.”

Since joining Dortmund from Chelsea on a €1.5 million loan move until the end of the season, Batshuayi has scored five goals in three games, while being directly involved in another two, all within 270 minutes.

The 24-year-old thanked his teammates for making his integration at a new club seamless.

“They all welcomed me here with open arms,” he said. “The entire staff and the team made it very easy for me and I have a good translator by my side.”

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My Relationship With Paul Pogba Is Fine- Jose Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho has described speculation surrounding his relationship with Paul Pogba as “lies”.

“I think you are nice with your words because when you say a lot of speculation you should say a lot of lies,” he said.

“I can speak on Paul’s behalf without any kind of problem. He accepts he’s not been playing well in the last few matches, but that’s all. The majority of the things you can read and listen to – don’t be nice, be objective and say lies.

“I don’t have to speak with you about conversations with my players. It’s my problem and the player’s problem. It’s a big lie that our relationship is not good. It’s a big lie that we don’t communicate. It’s a big lie that we don’t agree with his position and his dynamic within the team. So be objective and say what we all know – in the last couple of matches he didn’t play well. Period.”

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Daily Roundup: Latest Football News Content Across Europe

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Griezmann is expected to trade Atletico Madrid for Barcelona this summer in a deal worth around €100m (£88.8m) but Atleti will push for something extra in return in Ousmane Dembele.

The French winger has endured an injury-plagued debut season at the Camp Nou and a loan deal to Atletico could help him get regular football once more. He had been an Atletico Madrid transfer target last summer when he moved to Barca from Borussia Dortmund for €105m. (Diario Gol)

Despite securing a 3-1 first-leg advantage over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday, the future of Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is still up for debate.

However, the Frenchman is understood to not be concerned by persistent speculation he will be sacked. Captain Sergio Ramos and midfielder Toni Kroos have both publicly backed their coach since Wednesday. (Marca)

Andres Iniesta has become the latest target for the Chinese Super League. The 33-year-old has reportedly been offered €35m (£31.1m) a season to join Tianjin Quanjian. (Sport)

The impending arrival of Barcelona transfer target Arthur from Gremio could cause the Blaugrana a problem. La Liga rules stipulate clubs can only register three non-EU players in their squad. With Philippe Coutinho, Paulinho and Yerry Mina already on the books, something will have to give. One option is for Coutinho to switch to a European passport, a possibility as his wife is Portuguese. If not, Mina could be shipped out if he does not prove to coach Ernesto Valverde he is ready for a regular first-team spot. (Marca)

Las Palmas midfielder Jonathan Viera is on the verge of completing his protracted move to the Chinese Super League after a €22m (£19.5m) fee was agreed with Beijing Guoan. The Chinese side will have to pay €44m (£39m) under new tax laws in China and will treble his wages. (Mundo Deportivo)

Italy

Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi is a man in demand. The Argentine forward has already been subject of Real Madrid transfer rumours this season and has now emerged as a Manchester United transfer target. His wife, Wanda, is his representative and, according to reports, she is working with renowned super-agent Mino Raiola to try to get a move to Old Trafford. (Corriere dello Sport)

Liverpool transfer target Timo Werner has reportedly turned down the offer of a contract extension from RB Leipzig. The German international will be in demand this summer after scoring 14 times in all competitions. He is contracted until 2020 but a €55m (£48.8m) bid could see him prised away. (Tuttosport)

After a slow start to life in the San Siro dugout, Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso has overseen improvement and the Rossoneri are keen to reward the former midfielder with a longer-term agreement. An agreement is expected to be formalised in mid March. (La Republica)

Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson will be a Chelsea transfer target this summer. The Brazilian, 24, has made just one Serie A start this season. (Il Messaggero)

Germany

Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Stoger could remain with BVB beyond the end of the season, according to chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke. The expectation was the former Cologne boss was an interim option after the sacking of Peter Bosz. However, that may not be the case after all. “He has not lost a game in the Bundesliga. If we continue not to lose any, we would be pretty stupid if we did not continue our relationship. We are happy because he is an exceptionally good coach,” Watzke said. (DW)

France

PSG star Neymar remains incapable of staying out of the headlines. Though talk of a move to Real Madrid is on the backburner today, his father and agent has hit out at criticism of his son on Instagram. “In a war there are those who feed on the victories and those who, like vultures, feed on the carcasses of the vanquished,” he posted. “My son has been fighting since he was a child, he always fights loyally, always avoiding the vultures, always stronger. We lost a battle but for the war we will see because it will last as long as we are on the ground.” (L’Equipe)

Turkey

Galatasaray winger Garry Rodrigues was a Newcastle United transfer target in January, it has emerged. The 27-year-old was subject of an €8m (£7.1m) offer but Gala will demand the same as they got from Stoke City for Badou Ndiaye – around €15m (£13.3m) – if the Magpies return in the summer. (Fotomac)

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#FuelScarcity: FG Orders NNPC To Clear Queues In Filling Stations Before Sunday

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The Federal Government on Thursday said it had directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to clear the petrol queues that linger in filling stations in Abuja and neighbouring states before the commencement of the 2018 Nigeria International Petroleum Summit on Sunday.

The government also disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and some of its agencies were working out measures that would ensure the retention of pump price of petrol at N145 per litre despite a landing cost of about N171 per litre.

These disclosures were made yesterday by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, while speaking with newsmen at a press conference in Abuja.

According to him, it would not be nice to have international guests face petrol queues in the Federal Capital Territory when they attend the 2018 NIPS, which begins on Sunday.

He said, “As for the fuel queues that you see out there, we are working round the clock; the NNPC is also working round the clock on this. If you remember when it first started in December (2017), it was a lot more massive, but Lagos is largely fuel queue free and a lot of the state capitals are.

“Abuja is still struggling because of some logistics issues. We’ve instructed the NNPC to do whatever it takes to ensure that I do not bring visitors here next week and they will experience fuel queues. They (NNPC) will have to do whatever it takes to get this eliminated in Abuja and that is the directive I’ll be sending to the NNPC.

“Let them (NNPC) work night and day and put a lot more effort in trying to do this. But I can tell you that behind the scenes, a lot of meetings are taking place. This is because the fuel queue issue is both a logistics and a policy issue.”

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#FuelScarcity: FG Orders NNPC To Clear Queues In Filling Stations Before Sunday

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The Federal Government on Thursday said it had directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to clear the petrol queues that linger in filling stations in Abuja and neighbouring states before the commencement of the 2018 Nigeria International Petroleum Summit on Sunday.

The government also disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and some of its agencies were working out measures that would ensure the retention of pump price of petrol at N145 per litre despite a landing cost of about N171 per litre.

These disclosures were made yesterday by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, while speaking with newsmen at a press conference in Abuja.

According to him, it would not be nice to have international guests face petrol queues in the Federal Capital Territory when they attend the 2018 NIPS, which begins on Sunday.

He said, “As for the fuel queues that you see out there, we are working round the clock; the NNPC is also working round the clock on this. If you remember when it first started in December (2017), it was a lot more massive, but Lagos is largely fuel queue free and a lot of the state capitals are.

“Abuja is still struggling because of some logistics issues. We’ve instructed the NNPC to do whatever it takes to ensure that I do not bring visitors here next week and they will experience fuel queues. They (NNPC) will have to do whatever it takes to get this eliminated in Abuja and that is the directive I’ll be sending to the NNPC.

“Let them (NNPC) work night and day and put a lot more effort in trying to do this. But I can tell you that behind the scenes, a lot of meetings are taking place. This is because the fuel queue issue is both a logistics and a policy issue.”

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Harrysong Signs Lami Philips To Alter Plate Records

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Popular singer, Harrysong has announced the signing of Nigerian singer and songwriter, Lami Philips to his record label, Alter Plate.

The record label boss took to his official Instagram page on Friday to make the announcement.

 ‘Welcome to the family=Welcome on board Queen @lamiphillipsworld @alterplatemusic to the world,’ he wrote.

Harrysong Signs Lami Philips,

Harrysong Signs Lami Philips,

Lami, a mother of two, who celebrated her 12th wedding anniversary last year, made her major debut in the music industry, in 2009, with the release of her freshman album ‘Intuition’.

This makes Lami Philips the first artist signed to Alterplate Music,

This makes Lami Philips the first artist signed to Alterplate Music

Lami’s signature on the dotted lines makes her the official first lady of Alter Plate.

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Harrysong Signs Lami Philips To Alter Plate Records

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Popular singer, Harrysong has announced the signing of Nigerian singer and songwriter, Lami Philips to his record label, Alter Plate.

The record label boss took to his official Instagram page on Friday to make the announcement.

 ‘Welcome to the family=Welcome on board Queen @lamiphillipsworld @alterplatemusic to the world,’ he wrote.

Harrysong Signs Lami Philips,

Harrysong Signs Lami Philips,

Lami, a mother of two, who celebrated her 12th wedding anniversary last year, made her major debut in the music industry, in 2009, with the release of her freshman album ‘Intuition’.

This makes Lami Philips the first artist signed to Alterplate Music,

This makes Lami Philips the first artist signed to Alterplate Music

Lami’s signature on the dotted lines makes her the official first lady of Alter Plate.

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Liverpool In Talks With Roma To Sign Goalkeeper Alisson

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Liverpool are trying to sign Roma goalkeeper Alisson ahead of the summer

Discussions are underway and at a very early stage via an Italian intermediary.

According to Sky Sports, Liverpool made an inquiry into signing the 26-year-old during the January transfer window and the club hope to persuade Roma to sell the player in the coming weeks.

However, it is understood Roma believe Alisson is one of the best in his position in Europe and value him at £62m (€70m) – potentially a world-record price for a goalkeeper.

Alisson has previously indicated that he will reevaluate his future at the Stadio Olimpico later this year, with the Giallorossi expected to offer him improved terms.

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