It is quite possible for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to return to his boyhood club of Malmo, amid reports linking him with a move to Old Trafford.
The veteran striker will be a free agent after deciding to leave PSG upon expiry of his contract.
The Sweden international has been linked with a move to the EPL, with a possible reunion with former manager, Jose Mourinho, who managed him at Inter Milan.
However, his agent, Mino Raiola has strongly dissuaded claims of such move, stating his client’s next club will come as a surprise.
Ibrahimovic returned to his city of birth on Monday for Sweden’s friendly against Slovenia which he was forced to sit out with a calf problem, but the former Barcelona forward hinted fans could soon see him in action again at the Swedbank Stadion.
“I love Malmo and I wish I could play,” Ibrahimovic said in an address to fans before kick-off.
“I apologise for that, but I will [play here again], I will. Just wait for me.”
Ibrahimovic started his professional career with Malmo, before leaving the Allsvenskan side for Ajax in 2001.
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has slammed an injunction against the rising musical artiste Douglas Jack-Agu aka “Runtown”. The injunction prevents him from performing at any event or any form of recording for the time being unless with the approval of Ericmany Limited.
Runtown is signed under the Ericmany Entertainment label that presently holds the copyright to all his music. He was sued in the Federal High Court by Ericmany on allegations that he signs up, concludes and attends musical shows without the knowledge of the label.
Ericmany Entertainment was said to have invested millions of naira on Runtown. However trouble started when Runtown apparently with the connivance of Bug Media ran by one Bugwu Aneto began to sideline Ericmany and collected money directly for shows without the knowledge of Ericmany. Bug Media is also a party to the court case.
In another twist of events, the management of Ericmany has sacked the said Bugwu Aneto as General Manager of the company for infractions which might not be unconnected with his alleged connivance with Runtown to shortchange the Label Ericamany.
Our reporter learnt that all inquiries about the artiste and bookings for shows would no longer be through Aneto but through the management of Ericmany.
It is not clear how the young artiste is reacting to the court case and injunction. Observers suggest he was misled by Bugwu, the former General Manager of Ericmany to ditch his boss and benefactor Ericmany, and may now that the chips are down find ways to go back and reconcile with the Ericmany.
How Adekunle Gold Joined YBNL – Singer Adekunle Gold has revealed how he got himself signed to Olamide’s YBNL Records.
Adekunle Gold, who first rose to fame on the internet for his ability as a graphic designer, became acquainted with Olamide after he helped design the YBNL logo. He also designed artworks for the label’s acts, including Lil Kesh and Viktoh.
Adekunle Gold said in a recent interview: “I would never have thought that an Olamide would sign me, so there is no way I lobbied or pushed or sent my songs to him to listen to before signing me on the label. When I dropped Sade, apparently he liked it and everybody in the YBNL team loved it, so 2days to OLIC concert, the first one ever, he called me to come chill with him at the hotels for rehearsals and everything.”
He added: “So 2 days after the concert, he called me that he would love to work with me that he thinks my song is a future and he doesn’t want it to change. I quickly took the deal before my guy would change his mind.”
It’s certainly been a good deal for both, with Adekunle Gold’s debut album, Gold, to drop next month.
Marco Reus has to be the most unlucky footballer out there, the Dortmund striker has been dropped from the Germany squad due to injury.
The Dortmund man also missed the last world cup due to injury, with Low dropping Bellarabi, Brandt and Rudy.
Low confirmed that Reus is struggling physically telling a press conference: “It has been a bitter decision for us and for him [Reus], and a disappointment for us all.
“Marco Reus in a good shape and healthy and fit -that would have been a tremendous asset to our team.
“I thank the four players, they presented themselves very well in training, they gave everything and I hope they put away this disappointment well, it is not a decision against four players but a decision for 23 players.”
Germany squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)
Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Emre Can (Liverpool), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia), Antonio Rudiger (Roma)
Gucci Mane was released from prison Thursday, (May, 26) and by Friday, the rapper released a new track titled “First Day Out Tha Feds” which raked over a million streams on its first day on Soundcloud.
Real name, Radric Davis, Mane felt he had wasted enough time while being incarcerated so he jumped straight into the studio and laid down some verses with Mike Will Made-It serving as producer.
There were rumors that Gucci Mane had an entire mixtape to release on Friday, but that’s false.
According to Forbes, “Davis as a primary artist, has four Gucci Mane singles under his belt that made the Billboard Hot 100, including 2009′s “Wasted” which spent thirteen weeks on the chart and peaked at #36.
Befitting his prolific output over the years, a dozen of his albums and commercial mix tapes have appeared on the Billboard 200, three of which made the album chart’s Top 20.”
Despite being incarcerated, the Atlanta rapper was releasing new songs both for sale and free via streaming platforms with additions to his Trap God and Trap House series and his team is taking the credit for keeping his fans hot enough to wait for him to get out.
Gucci Mane was freed after serving a 39-month sentence in a federal prison located in Terra Haute, Indiana, for weapons conviction.
Comedian, Doug Stanhope, a close pal of Johnny Depp has come to his friend’s defense stating that Heard was “threatening to lie about Depp publicly in any and every possible duplicitous way if he didn’t agree to her terms”.
He said, “Johnny Depp got used, manipulated, set up and made to look like an a–hole. And he saw it coming and didn’t or couldn’t do anything to stop it.”
Amber Heard applied for a divorce from Johnny Depp, Monday, (May, 23), fifteen months after their marriage and since then it’s been a struggle for the Hollywood soon-to-be exes as she cited irreconcilable differences as her reason for wanting out and by Friday, (May, 27), Heard was granted a restraining order against Depp only after she accused him of domestic violence and being a threat to her life.
Meanwhile, Daily Mirror reports of a name-changing document which shows Amber Heard was secretly married to her former love Tasya Van Ree and following her split with Depp, she has gotten close to her ex-girlfriend again.
Amber had entered into a legally binding domestic partnership with Tasya, 40, in March 2008 in California and changed her name to Amber Van Ree. She used her new name for her business ventures also starting her company Under The Black Sky Inc using her “married” name.
The actress didn’t petition to divorce Tasya and only changed her name in late 2013, when she and Depp were already together and things were getting serious.
With all the allegations and speculations on the truth between Depp and Amber, Doug Stanhope has spoken out.
And he is calling Amber a lie and a blackmailer. Read:
It’s almost 4 a.m. and I can’t sleep. Not even dozing off. Today, a friend of mine was pilloried in the press for domestic violence. Coupled with a picture of his wife with a bruise, he was murdered on social media. I watched it happen and I didn’t say a f—ing word.
Even though I knew it was bulls—.
We’d watched it build like this since before they were married. We’d watched her manipulate and f— with him for years. We didn’t say a word. To each other, yes, but never to him.
When your friend is in an awful, abusive relationship — man or woman — and you risk weighing in that their counterpart is a demon, you know the odds are they will jump right back into the fire and then dump you from their life for being honest.
Most of us have been on one or both sides of this coin. Choosing to be blinded, or removing the people who have clearer eyes that can guide you.
The fact that Hollywood and the entertainment industry at large — f—, society as a whole — turns a blind eye to domestic violence is abhorrent.
But the tides have turned in such a way that the mere allegation that such a crime has occurred leaves the person accused as guilty without due process.
My girlfriend, Bingo, and I have known Johnny Depp for a few years now. We have watched Amber Heard f— with him at his weakest — or watched him at his weakest from being f—ed with — for the entire time we’ve known him.
And we didn’t say s—. Because he’s Johnny Depp.
And we didn’t want to be thrown out of the circle for saying that The Emperor was being Stripped of His Clothes.
It isn’t my place to name people who agreed with us but I couldn’t name one person closely associated with him that didn’t feel the same. But nobody said s— to his face.
Bingo and I were at Johnny’s house for most of that Saturday until just before the alleged assault. We assumed initially that his dour mood was because of his mother’s death the day before. But he opened up in the most vulnerable of ways that it was not only his mother, but that Amber was now going to leave him, threatening to lie about him publicly in any and every possible duplicitous way if he didn’t agree to her terms. Blackmail is what I would imagine other people might put it, including the manner in which he is now being vilified.
We stopped not saying s—.
Bingo and I together, and then separately, told him how much we were aware of this manipulative a–hole, how his closest circle had all agreed on this since the day we met and that we all feared that telling him outright might alienate us all.
Love makes you do funny things.
I told him the truth and I half-expected to be asked to leave. But I wasn’t seeing Johnny Depp. I saw a naked Emperor. And we told him to get dressed. Other people came in and out during the afternoon, all verifying that we’d been cowardly, saying things only behind his back for so long. He seemed dumbstruck that nobody had ever come clean about this and he thanked everyone for being honest.
He still pronounced his love for Amber but was presciently aware that she was going to pull off some kind of ruse to f— him over.
He hadn’t slept in days with anxiety. You’d call him a paranoid if you didn’t know better. But he knew better and he was right.
As he finally felt like he could sleep, we left him. From what we now read in the news, later that night the police were called to his house for a domestic dispute. Finding no criminal act had occurred and no signs of physical abuse, the police left.
Everything Johnny had told us that she’d been threatening had actually come to be. It blew up in the news, raced through the Internet like a plague and blew up on Twitter like it was the McMartin child abuse scandal. People are swarming with torches on social media.
I watched it all happen ahead of time and I watched it come to fruition today. And I haven’t been able to sleep again because I didn’t say s— to defend him. Why? Because I felt like in defending him I would just come across as a sycophant trying to attach myself to a sensationalized story in order to further my career. A latterday Kato Kaelin.
And now as the sun is coming up, I realized not saying s— to defend him is a far worse crime of ego; to leave a friend hanging so you don’t look like a suck-up. I — and the “we” that were there — aren’t suck-ups or apologists. We were witnesses.
I didn’t jump into the fray because I was weak; it was because I didn’t want to look like a name-dropper.
I’ll name-drop now. Johnny Depp is my friend.
But any one of my friends will tell you I always call them out on bulls—. Abusing women is bulls—. Johnny doesn’t abuse anyone. And he told me that day ahead of time that she’d pull some kind of s— like this.
Johnny Depp got used, manipulated, set up and made to look like an a–hole. And he saw it coming and didn’t or couldn’t do anything to stop it.
He may never talk to me again for saying it but I’d never forgive myself for not coming to his defense out of fear or ego.
I stand up for my friends and I tell the f—ing truth.
There’s nothing hidden under the sun, if Amber Heard is playing a game with Depp or taking advantage, soon it will be exposed and if the 52 year-old whose ex-wives, children and now close pal are defending is the one who is lying, we’ll still find out. It’s always just a matter of time. And we have it in abundance. Until we die anyway.
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has signed a new one-year deal with the club , according to widespread reports, with the veteran midfielder set to extend his stay at Old Trafford into a second decade.
Michael Carrick is out of contract at Old Trafford and was believed to be waiting to find out if he would be offered a new deal.
However Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Old Trafford has seen the 34-year-old given assurances that he does figure in the Portuguese’s plans for next season.
England Wonderkid Marcus Rashford has signed a new four-year contract at Manchester United with the option of a further year.
Rashford’s team-mate Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has also extended his deal until 2020.
It caps a truly remarkable breakthrough season at Old Trafford for Rashford, who scored eight goals in 18 first-team appearances after being handed his debut in the Europa League against FC Midtjylland in February.
Marcus Rashford told Manchester United Official Website
“I am delighted to have signed a new contract. I have always been a Manchester United fan, so to be playing in the first team really is a dream come true
“I am grateful for having the chance to prove myself. To be able to play football at the biggest club in the world means everything to me and my family.”
Borthwick-Jackson has been rewarded with a new deal after breaking into the United first-team last season, and also has the option of extending his contract to 2021.
He made 14 appearances for Manchester United.
“I have grown up at United and have enjoyed every minute of being here. Last season was an incredible experience to make my first team debut and a dream come true for myself and my family,” Borthwick-Jackson said.
“I feel it stands me in good stead for continuing my development as a Manchester United player. I will continue to work hard and take advice from the manager and his coaching team to improve with every training session.”
Manchester United and Arsenal target Kostas Manolas could soon be weighing up an improved contract offer from Roma, according to GianlucaDiMarzio.com
It had earlier been claimed in Italy Jose Mourinho was already in talks with the defender’s representatives to make the Greek star one of his first Old Trafford additions.
Jose Mourinho’s old foe Arsene Wenger is also understood to be an admirer of the 24-year-old, rumours which seemingly have led Roma President James Pallotta to up Manolas’ present terms in an attempt to keep him in the Italian capital.
Joe Allen’s agent has downplayed suggestions the Liverpool midfielder is about to be reunited once again with Brendan Rodgers at Celtic.
The pair also worked together at Swansea City, prompting speculation north of the border the new Parkhead boss would make Allen a top target.
But the Welshman’s representative isn’t convinced the Scottish Premiership champions could afford the 26-year-old.
Glenn Corcoran explained to the Daily Record: “If Liverpool were willing to sell – and that is a big ‘if’ because I’ve not had that conversation with the club – they would ask for too much money for him.
“I don’t know if Celtic at this moment would be willing to spend that sort of money and the wages would also be a massive issue.”
Stoke chairman Peter Coates wants a Premier League cap on agents fees but admits he is fighting a losing battle. Recent figures showed clubs paid a total of £46.5million to agents between last October and February.
“I wish we did it better but it doesn’t look as though there’s anything in sight,” Coates told The Sentinel. “I’d like to have an agreement among all clubs about how much agents got paid, so a percentage or whatever, but we can’t reach an agreement.
“It’s a big chunk of money they get and that’s going out of the game, but there’s no change in sight.
“You’d have to get the clubs to agree and that can be difficult because they want to be flexible to do their own thing and believe the less interference the better.
“Partly because it’s so competitive and we are all trying to get an edge on our competitors.”
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams have all come to movie’s defense, but Irons believes that the movie ad some issues which would be rectified in the next one.
“Deservedly so,” he said about the criticism to Britain’s Event magazine. “I mean it took £800 million, so the kicking didn’t matter but it was sort of overstuffed… It was very muddled. I think the next one will be simpler. The script is certainly a lot smaller, it’s more linear.”
“I’m tied into the Batman (franchise) at the minute, which is nice because it’s a bit of income,” he continued. “Not that I need a bit of income, but it’s nice to keep ticking over.”
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed that he ‘feels pity’ for Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, for having the responsibility of explaining his actions and his inaction to Nigerians.
The president made this disclosure known on Monday when he hosted the State House Correspondents at the presidential villa in Abuja.
Buhari also explained that he and his cabinet members have been doing their best to deliver the change which the All Progressives Congress (APC) promised Nigerians during the electioneering campaign.
The president described his ministers as hardworking, saying they toil day and night to ensure that his administration succeeds.
“One of the men I pity is Lai Mohammed. Everyday he is on TV explaining our performance or lack of it,” he said.
“The ministers sit down day and night to work. Some of them have literally lost weight because they were sleeping less and eating less (while working on the budget). They were working on every kobo to be spent.
“We recently just found out that we are poor because we don’t have anything to fall back to. This is the condition we found ourselves and this change mantra had to go through hell up till yesterday.
“And for you to talk to whoever came to visit us throughout that year, I wonder how each of your diaries would be, because people were expecting this change mantra in their own way.
“How do you define change? Luckily our party identified three major items, security, economy and corruption.”
The president spoke on why he reduced the number of ministries from 42 to 24. He also revealed that some of the permanent secretaries were disengaged because of lack of commitment.
“When we came there were 42 ministries we cut it to 24. We had to do it on our own because we found out that government could not continue with 42 ministers and the paraphernalia of office so we cut it down to 24,” he said.
“I underrated the influence of the PDP for 16 years watching from outside. The experience of the staff, their commitment and zeal is different from what it is now compared to when I was in government. Sixteen years of development in the life of a developing nation is a long time.
“Most of the permanent secretaries were sent out because it was time for some of them to go and for others for one thing or the other. Because were not part of those 16 years this is where we found ourselves and this is no joke.
“We had to cut down half the number of permanent secretaries and then do some cross postings. The permanent secretaries that were there for the past five, seven, 15 years the only thing that they know is how things were done in the previous years. Whatever we did in the campaign, in fact we were saying rubbish and that made it very difficult for us.
“Things were even more difficult during the budget which you all know about. For somebody like me, for the first time I heard what is called padding.
“I think we will recover by the fourth quarter of the year, what padding means especially for ministers who had implement what padding contains. There were very serious developments which I never knew about.”
The lunch was attended by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, and Jalal Arabi, the Permanent Secretary, State House.
Others were Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity and the press corps.
The Rock wrote about the casting on his Instagram: “Doc was physically and mentally trained from birth by his father and a team of scientists to become the perfect human specimen with a genius level intellect. His heightened senses are beyond comprehension. He can even identify a women’s perfume from half a mile away. He is literally the master of everything.
“But here’s the #1 reason I’m excited to become Doc Savage.. HE’S A F*CKING HILARIOUS WEIRDO! Confidently, yet innocently he has zero social graces whatsoever due to his upbringing so every interaction he has with someone isdirect, odd, often uncomfortable and amazingly hilarious.
“After speaking for hours w/ Shane Black I can see why the creator of Superman took only the best parts of Doc Savage and leaving the “weirdo” part behind. But to us, it’s that “weirdo” part that makes Clark “Doc” Savage dope! Can’t wait to sink my teeth into this one of a kind character.”
The Rock has become a box office booster since he joined Hollywood, bringing in big bucks on movies such as The Fast and Furious and the G.I Joe movies.
Rapper and Pendulum Records CEO, Transcript is most likely the first rapper and concurrent label executive to graduate with a doctorate degree.
The rapper graduated with a doctorate degree in Pharmacy from Touro College of Pharmacy. Transcript also boasts of an associate degree in Biology; Bachelor’s Degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience; and Bachelor’s Degree in Labour Studies and Employment Relations from Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
One might consider him a geek with all these qualifications but as an artiste, he is far from that. Having released 3 personal singles and videos within the past 7 months, it is right to assume he will deliver more now that he has completed his academic training.
The camera crew of Clarence Peters was robbed in Ghana on Tuesday, (May, 23). And the award-winning director is presently offering a reward of ten-thousand-dollars to anyone who finds the culprit or has information that could lead to their apprehension.
Clarence’s crew had equipment worth $60,000 (N11,941,200), stolen from them while in the country for a music video shoot for Stonebwoy, Patoranking and VVIP’s Reggie Rockstone.
Reggie Rockstone confirmed the thievery during a radio interview on Accra-based station, Radio Gold, while tagging the incident ‘unfortunate’ and ‘a big disgrace’ to Ghana.
Clarence brought his own camera crew, whom he has been working with for years and he stayed at Alysa Hotel during the video shoot.
On Tuesday night by 2:00 am we saw the CCTV footage of a young man neatly dressed, he walked into the room and picked up the bag (of equipment) and walked out.
I mean, this is the creepiest thing with people still sleeping in the room.
Now the footage is not too clear and we don’t know what happened in the room.
Rockstone’s statement must have had a negative effect on Alysa Hotel as he later tweeted on Friday, (May, 27), “Bloggers, kindly get this story right! Clarence Peters stayed at Alysa Hotel and was not robbed there. His crew got robbed at a guesthouse.”
Rockstone’s radio interview and tweet are contradictory as his statement, “he ie Clarence Peters stayed at Alysa Hotel during the video shoot…… we saw the CCTV footage of a young man neatly dressed, he walked into the room and picked up the bag”, has caused some to speculate on the true location the robbery occurred.
Neither Clarence, Patoranking nor Reggie has responded further, although, they’ve listed the missing items and alerted Ghana airport officials who are on the lookout for anyone boarding a flight which gadgets such as, a Mac Book Pro Retina display, a couple other drives, an Ipad Air and an Infinix hot note x551 phone.
Meanwhile, in a related case, Kanye West also got robbed on the same day, and the thief might be someone who loves Kanye as Kanye loves Kanye. A bunch of gear from his creative studio had been stolen and it looked like an inside job.
Police reports confirmed a burglary call was received from Kanye’s office in Calabasas on Tuesday, (May, 23).
Officers said a door had been pried open and equipment totaling around $20,000 (N3,980,400), had been stolen.
Unlike Clarence, sources from Kanye said the gear has already been replaced and nothing was compromised.
BLOGGERS KINDLY GET THE STORY RIGHT! CLARENCE PETERS STAYED AT THE ALYSA HOTEL AND WAS NOT ROBBED THERE! HIS CREW GOT ROBBED AT A GUESTHOWZ😳
In a heartfelt letter to the Atletico faithfuls, defender, Juanfran has promised the club UCL glory.
The defender sent his penalty straight at the upright, allowing Ronaldo to score the winning shot, with Atletico once again losing out on the trophy for the second time in three years.
And Juanfran in tears, was applauded by the supporters in Milan and has promised to repay their faith in him.
“Hello Atleticos,” a message posted via Atleti’s official website began. “I have asked the club to address all of you with this letter to tell you everything I feel.
“I will never forget your displays of affection when I came to ask for your forgiveness. Seeing my tears reflected in the faces of the thousands of Atleticos that packed that end of the stadium helped me cope with the tremendous sadness I felt in those hard times. As well as the support of my team-mates, coaches, and all the people that makes this big family.
“I also want to thank you for always believing in us and, above all, for proving that being an Atletico is something very special, different, and that our heart beats stronger than any other.
“Two years ago, I told you that we would return to a final, now, I tell you that Gabi, our captain, will lift the Champions League sooner or later, and we will celebrate it all together in Neptuno [the statue in Madrid].
Scores of persons have been reported dead on Monday during a clash between soldiers and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra in Onitsha, Anambra State.
The clash came on the heels of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the defunct Biafra republic, following the declaration of the Republic of Biafra on May 30, 1966 by the late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu.