Bayern Munich President Blast Juventus Because Of Ronaldo!

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The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus last summer surprised many, with some scepticism surrounding the deal even now, despite the player’s magnificent start at the Allianz Stadium. One of these sceptics is Bayern president Uli Hoeness, who spoke about the deal in an interview with Bild.ronaldo-juventus347045396.jpg

“We would have signed Ronaldo with our eyes closed for 100 million euro if he was 24, but he is already 33, he’s too old,” Hoeness said.While Ronaldo did join Juve this past summer, he helped the Los Blancos win the UEFA Champions League last season and he found the back of the net 15 times, assisting three times in the competition. Allegri though, was asked about Ronaldo and if he deserved to win the Ballon D’or that Luka Modric won yesterday in the award ceremony. ronaldo-987671112317738.jpgThe bianconeri boss said that Ronaldo did deserve to win the prize because of his performances in the UEFA Champions League.ronaldo-juve-goal1204120002.jpg

He told Tuttosport: “Cristiano Ronaldo would have deserved the Ballon d’Or because of what he did in the Champions League Real Madrid. With Portugal at the World Cup later, he could not really go. But the victory of Luka Modric will be a stimulus for him, to do even better and regain the sixth trophy next year with Juventus.Cristiano-Ronaldo-Juventus-Real-Madrid-news-1052921

”He has increased the great level of professionalism that has always been at Juventus. He is an extraordinary player, a humble guy who has entered very well in the group and adds great competitiveness in every training. “He is an example for young people, despite his successes and 33 years he still takes care of every detail. To get to his level the technical qualities, its still not enough for him.”

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‘It make no sense to say South East Governors shunned Atiku’s Sokoto rally’ — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Presidential Organization has dismissed reports by the media that governors elected on the platform of the party from the South East geo-political zone were absent at the party’s rally in Sokoto on Monday, because they have no support for the aspiration of its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

The PPCO says such insinuation smacks of ignorance and mischief on the part of those peddling it. PPCO Director of Media and Publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan, explained in a statement on Tuesday, that the Sokoto Presidential Zonal rally was for the North West geo-political zone and will be replicated in the remaining five geopolitical zones of the country.

Ologbodiyan said there is no sense in the insinuation since, going by the campaign time-table, the Presidential Candidate will visit all the zones, where all the governors elected on the platform of the party from those zones will be present.

“Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s next port of call will be Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on wednesday where the party will hold the North Central Presidential Zonal rally which will have in attendance state governors leaders, members and supporters of the party in the zone.

“This is the same arrangement that we have for all the geo-political zones of the country,” he further explained.
He said the so-called shunning of the Sokoto rally by PDP governors of South East extraction was only a figment of the imagination of those peddling the wicked rumour.

He said he wondered why certain elements have decided to peddle falsehood about the PDP and its flagbearer, just to score cheap political points. Ologbodiyan said such negative reports about the PDP and Atiku were being sponsored by those who have become jittery at the rising profile of its presidential candidate.

“But we are undaunted because Nigerians are very discerning. In the fullness of time, the lies and those behind them will be exposed,” he said

Hazard is among the best player I played against this year

hazardFrance and Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe ranks Chelsea winger Eden Hazard as the best player he has faced in 2018.

Mbappe won the inaugural Kopa Trophy for the best under-21 player in the world on Monday, while he also finished fourth in the running for the Ballon d’Or after his exploits for PSG and World Cup-winners France.

It was at that tournament in Russia where Mbappe came up against Hazard, as France defeated Belgium 1-0 in the semi-finals.Eden Hazard

Mbappe was particularly impressed with Hazard’s sheer pace, while he also commended him for not playing with an ego, always appearing willing to pass the ball to a team-mate.

“He is the player I played against this year that impressed me the most,” Mbappe told France Football.Mbappe

“With Belgium, in the World Cup semi-finals, he had been impressive while still respecting the game. When he has to pass the ball because the game commands it, he does it without any qualms.


“I was sometimes five metres away from him and I was amazed by his speed of execution, with the ball sticking all the time to his foot, constantly processing information with his head still up. There is no space he does not see.”

Anglican Cleric Counters Fr .Mbaka Picks Atiku To Win 2019 Election

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A prophet with an Anglican church, Okechukwu Daniel Udoka has tipped Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi, to win the 2019 presidential election.

Udoka, who spoke with Journalist  in Awka, said Atiku’s government would heal the wounds of the country, and would be a lot better than many administrations before his.

He contradicted Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka’s position on the fate of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku, in the 2019 presidential election where he predicted that he will end in shame.mbaka-3-2

Udoka had in 2017 predicted the outcome of Anambra State gubernatorial election, including the first, second and third positions. He at the time said he saw the grace that put Obiano there putting him back.

Concerning the 2019 election, Udoka said, “I am privileged to watch it again. The least person not expected will take the position. Thank God the person is coming closer. And he is no one else if not Atiku.

“And God said that Atiku will be better than the four administrations before him put together.

“He will use him to bring a new Nigeria. He will use him to start the good work. Any hands that will resist the young man from entering there might not live to see tomorrow.”Atiku-4

The prophet told Atiku to go and celebrate and that he should seek the consent of God to guide him in his leadership when he assumes the position.

“If he consults God in all he does as a president, his leadership will be okay before God and man. He is the chosen one and the answer to the prayers of God’s people over the year.

“God said I should tell his people that he heard them. The sin they would commit is to go to the polls and not vote him,” he said.Buhari-Atiku

Aisha Buhari Technically Begins Campaign Against President Buhari, APC, Ahead Of 2019

Aisha-Buhari_2The Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, is technically campaigning against the All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of the 2019 general elections, by revealing that two powerful personalities stopped her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, from performing in office.
Aisha who spoke at a Conference, organised by Project 4+4, in Abuja, however, did not mention the specific names of the powerful persons.
The event was also attended by the Wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo.
The President’s Wife, said that she was disappointed in men who rather than fight these two men, will go to them in the night, begging for favour.AishaBuhari2
Aisha Buhari, who urged Nigerian women to rise and fight, said: “I have realised that Senator Babafemi Ojodu, Special Adviser, Political, to the President, and Dr. Hajo Sani, and Wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Osinbajo, are not comfortable with my saying this, and want me to confine myself to my prepared speech, but we must say the truth.”
The President’s Wife, insisted that the powerful duo were retrogressive elements preventing the government from moving forward.
The First Lady, known for her frank talk when it comes to issues concerning her husband’s administration, had in October 2016, told the BBC in an interview, that her husband was being held hostage by a cabal.Aisha Buhari
“The President does not know 45 out of 50, for example, of the people he appointed, and I do not know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years.
“Some people are sitting down in their homes folding their arms, only for them to be called to come and head an Agency or a ministerial position”, she had said.
The First Lady, had also threatened not to vote for Buhari, saying: “He is yet to tell me, but I have decided as his wife, that if things continue like this up to 2019, I will not go out and campaign again, and ask any woman to vote like I did before. I will never do it again.”
Also, Aisha Buhari had on Monday, October 9, 2017, condemned the management of the Aso Rock Clinic, adding that, the Health Center did not have the facilities to treat patients.Aisha-Buhari-1-1024x576
According to her, she had to visit a private Clinic, after she found out the Aso Rock Clinic’s X-Ray machine was not working.
In her outburst on the APC primaries, she said: “It is disheartening to note that some Aspirants used their hard earned money to purchase nomination forms, got screened, cleared, and campaigned vigorously, yet found their
names omitted on Election Day, these forms were bought at exorbitant prices.
“Many others contested, and yet had their result delayed. Fully knowing that AUTOMATIC tickets have been given to other people.
“All Progressives Congress being a party which cardinal principle is change, and headed by a Comrade/Activist, whose main concern is for the common man, yet, such impunity could take place under its watch.”
Meanwhile, Mrs. Aisha Buhari had earlier appealed to women to ensure the return of the All Progressives Congress, APC, administration in 2019.
She observed that during the last election, women participated fully in the voting process, and ensured that the APC was elected.
According to her, that is why the government of President Buhari came up with social investment programmes targeted at them and their children, in order to engage them and reduce the level of poverty among them.
The First Lady in a statement by her Director of Information, Suleiman Haruna, called on them to spread the good news of the accomplishments of this administration.
She said that women had been at the receiving end of the struggles of men, especially Soldiers, who had been fighting insurgency, and called on government to ensure speedy release of their entitlements, so their families do not suffer.
She commended the political group for organising the Summit, and setting the tone for other Buhari support groups, as the 2019 election campaign period opens.

Former Manchester United boss to buy over Newcastle United!

GettyImages.483412659Former Chelsea and Manchester United chief executive Peter Kenyon is heading a consortium that is in talks to buy Newcastle United. Current owner Mike Ashley said in an interview this week that discussions over a sale “are at a more progressed stage than they have ever been”.

It is unknown if a firm bid has been lodged yet, but It is believed that a potential deal is on the cards with Kenyon as Ashley referred. Kenyon is understood to be working with the American financial advisory firm Rockefeller Capital Management. However, Kenyon’s group are short on time if the purchase is to be made prior to the start of the January transfer window.kenyon

Premier League checks and processes when clubs change hands take around 14 days to complete. The Christmas break and Richard Scudamore’s departure as executive chairman of the league later this month could also be complicating factors regarding that timeframe. Those regulatory checks can only take place after extensive due diligence of the club’s financial position, and any final negotiations and legal work has concluded between the two sides.

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That makes a December purchase date optimistic – even if a deal was to be agreed in the coming days. Other suitors are also reported to be interested in the club, which Ashley formally put up for sale in 2017. Newcastle have twice been relegated from the Premier League under Ashley’s ownership.

Cemetery Attendant Caught With Human Parts In Lagos

man-arrested-by-nigerian-police-for-looting-during-strike-1024x6611277962361.jpgThe Lagos State Police Command has arrested a cemetery attendant and four others over possession of human skull.

Mr Lawal Shehu, Assistant Inspector-General of Police ( (AIG) in charge of Lagos and Ogun states, told NAN that the suspects were arrested with dried human jaw and dried human scalp on Monday.

“On Dec. 3, 2018, at about 20:30 hours, information received by Zone 2 Command that one Jimoh Adeola, ‘m’ of Muslim Cemetery, of Oke Yadi, Abeokuta was in possession of human parts.police-brutality-660x3301740267101.jpg

“Detectives of the Zonal Intervention Squad were detailed to investigate and five suspects were arrested while exhibits we’re also recovered,” the AIG said.

Shehu said that operatives from Police Zone 2 Command also arrested three suspected highway robbers operating in Ota area of Ogun State.Man-with-skull-300x168

He said that on interrogation, the three suspects confessed to have snatched five vehicles, out of which three have been recovered and released to their owners.

According to him, the remaining two stolen vehicles have been sold across the border in neighbouring Benin Republic.

The three recovered vehicles were a Toyota Venza, Honda Crosstour and Toyota Highlander.money-ritual-people-1

China unveils Nelson Mandela statue to mark diplomatic relations with South Africa

A bust sculpture of Nelson Mandela, known as Madiba in South Africa, was unveiled at the Beijing Jintai Arts Museum to commemorate 100 years since Mandela’s birth.

It was also used to mark 20 years of diplomatic relations between South Africa and China.

The bust and inscription were contributed to by the SA Embassy in Beijing and Consulates General in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

SA Minister of Arts and Culture Mr. Nathi Mthethwa was present as a guest of honor alongside other senior government officials.

During the unveiling, the national anthems of the Republic of South Africa and the People’s Republic of China were played, and a number of guests placed flowers under the statue.

2018 marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela. The former South African President is globally renowned for his selfless contribution to the global struggle against oppression and the fight against apartheid in South Africa.

“Globally, Madiba is renowned for his role as a great negotiator and a living symbol of reconciliation. He is a symbol of unity in a country, South Africa, which is courageously grappling with the legacy of a vicious past,” Mthethwa said during his speech.

He explained that when Mandela and his compatriots were jailed for life in 1964, China was among the countries that sent protest notes and called for their release. Subsequently, China was one of the countries that Mandela visited after his release from prison.

Given the historical ties between South Africa and China, said Mthethwa, it was Mandela who embraced and ultimately promoted the one-China diplomatic policy, which saw South Africa and China establish diplomatic relations on Jan. 1, 1998.

During her speech before the unveiling, Ambassador Dolana Msimang said, “It is most fitting that we celebrate our 20 year anniversary together with Madiba’s centenary, as he was the main architect who built, shaped and nurtured our relations with China.”

Manchester City Breaks new Premier League record of over 125 years with Watford win

sergio-aguero-raheem-sterling-bernardo-silva-man-city-2018-19_9tmtmpl9dfp61fyso2b5w36xuPep Guardiola’s free scoring Manchester City are still flying, with Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Watford pushing the club five points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez had Pep Guardiola’s side two goals up by early in the second half and, though they had to hang on a bit after Abdoulaye Doucoure poked home in the 85th minute to cut the lead in half, City ran to a seventh win on the trot.man-city-celebrate_1k2u5kzu0dwtrzknhwv0xkr7b

The loss condemned Watford to a third straight Premier League loss for the first time in over a year, but City are now unbeaten through 15 league matches this season, with 13 victories and just two draws.   And Guardiola’s free-flowing side are doing it in style, having now netted 45 times this term while conceding just seven.

The plus 38 goal difference is not quite a record in the English top flight but is the best of any team in the last 125 years. You have to look all the way back to the 1800s to find the last team with a better goal difference, with the 1892-93 Sunderland team having rolled up a plus 39 goal difference through 15 matches.GettyImages-1019414598

City have found goals from all over the park this season, but Sane and Mahrez scoring against Watford should not have come as much of a surprise. Sane was handed a starting role on Tuesday and once again made it pay off for his manager. The German has now netted five times in his last five starts in the league.

For Mahrez, scoring against Watford is something of a habit, with the former Leicester City star having netted six times against them. No other Premier League opponent has allowed the Algerian to find the net as many times.Burnley-4-Serg

City have now scored at least twice in their last nine meetings against Watford in all competitions, winning all nine clashes and rolling up an aggregate score of 29-5 in those matches.

Guardiola’s side are back in action on Saturday with a showdown against third-placed Chelsea, who are 10 full points back as it stands but can close the gap with a win over Wolves on Wednesday.

Hazard My Probably Renew His Contract with Chelsea

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Eden Hazard’s representatives are speaking with Chelsea on a weekly basis over a possible new contract, according to head coach Maurizio Sarri.

Hazard, 27, has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in 2019 and stated only last month that it would be a “dream” for him to play for the Santiago Bernabeu club.

The Belgium star has two years left on his contract, but his advisors have already begun talks over the prospect of an extension, Sarri has claimed.Eden-Hazard-5-1068x580

The Blues boss now hopes for a successful outcome in those dealings, provided that Hazard wants to stay at Stamford Bridge.

“I know very well that there are discussions between the club and the manager of Eden every week I think, so if there is something new, the club will call me immediately,” he said.Eden Hazard

“I want Eden here, but I want him here if he wants to stay here. You know very well that Eden is very important for us, like every special player. He’s important for his club.

“It’s up to him, I think. I think the club is available to sign a new contract immediately, but it’s up to him if he wants to renew or not.”

Cesar Azpilicueta signed fresh terms this week, while N’Golo Kante extended his stay in November, and Chelsea are thought to be negotiating with Cesc Fabregas and David Luiz, whose deals expire next year.pedrohudson-odoi-chelsea-2018_ohodfr7h9zno1t6q1xaf2fhin1495282876.jpg

Sarri has publicly urged the club to keep hold of the experienced duo, although he accepts matters have been complicated by the fact Luiz and Fabregas want more than the 12-month increases Chelsea usually offer to players over 30.

“The deal is very difficult for this reason, I think, because the club wants a short contract and the players want a long contract,” he said. “But I think, at the end, we can find a solution. I spoke with the club one month ago about this and I think that we can do a new deal for both.hazard

“They are very important players for us. Because, on the other hand, it’s very difficult to find a centre-back for this level, and it’s very difficult to find a central midfielder technically like Fabregas. And so, I think they have to stay with us.

“David Luiz and Cesc are leaders. And so, I think it’s very important for me, for the staff, and also for their team-mates that they stay with us. I know the difficulties of the new deal, as I said before.

“The problem is only the length of the new contract. But I think the club will be able to find the right solution.”

ASUU strike to continue as meeting with FG ends in deadlock

The constant strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU will continue as the meeting between the leadership of the academic union and the Federal government ended in a deadlock today December 4th.

The meeting which held at the Minister of Education , Adamu Adamu ‘s office, failed to see both parties reach an agreement.

The Union began their strike action on November 5th to demand better funding for universities and alleged plans by the Federal government to increase student fees.

Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, ASUU president Biodun Ogunyemi, said

”We have been meeting but we are yet to reach any concrete decision”.

Ronaldo’s Sister Rants As The Footballer Star Is Denied Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo’s sisters have reacted with fury after seeing him pipped to the Ballon d’Or by former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric.

Elma Aveiro, 39, said the result showed the world was “rotten” and tainted by mafia and money.

A message that appeared on Elma’s social media in the aftermath of the announcement Modric had broken Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s dominance of the prized trophy read: “Unfortunately this is the world we live in, rotten, with mafia and f******g money.

“The power of God is a lot greater than all this rottenness. God takes his time but he doesn’t fail.”

His other sister Katia posted a picture of Ronaldo after he won a previous Ballon d’Or and claimed in a message she posted alongside the photo:

“Best player in the world….for those who understand football of course.”

Their messages received a mixed response from fans. One said: “Cristiano came second. It’s being a bad sport to carry on the way you guys do.

Congratulate the winner and hopefully Cristiano will win the next one.”

Another added: “Cristiano achieved a lot last season but Cristiano deserved to win.”

Celia Desousa took to social media to say: “I like Cristiano a lot and think he would have been a deserved winner.

“But Elma is very wrong with her comments, very wrong.”

Court gives EFCC, DSS, police 72 hours to produce Diezani Alison-Madueke

The chief Justice of Federal Capital Territory High Court, sitting in Apo, Abuja, on December 4, 2018, ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Nigerian Police Force, the Department of States Security Service and all other security agencies to apprehend and arrest a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison Madueke within 72 hours.

According to a statement released by EFCC, the order was made following a motion ex parte made before the court by counsel to the EFCC, Msuur Denga, praying for an order of the court to issue a warrant of arrest against Madueke to enable the Commission apprehend and arraign her for alleged financial crimes in Nigeria. Continue to read the

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The EFCC investigated the former minister along with Jide Omokore, a former Chairman, Atlantic Energy Drilling Company, following a petition dated October 2, 2013, from Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, bordering on money laundering and official corruption.

Investigations into the petition revealed that Madueke as supervising minister of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, was found to have engaged in illicit and monumental fraudulent dealings in oil transactions, which she entered into on behalf of the Federal Government.

Madueke and Omokore, are also alleged to have accepted and given gifts in properties located at Penthouse 22, Block B, Admiralty Estate, Ikoyi, and Penthouse 21, Building 5, Block C, Banana Island, Lagos. They are to be arraigned on February 25, 2019 on a five-count charge for the offences, which are contrary to Sections 26(1) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

Recall that when the matter came up on December 3, 2018 the Commission however filed application for warrant of arrest, condition precedent for Deziani’s extradition protocol to bring her back home to face trail.

The prosecution told the court that Diezani, who is currently in the United Kingdom, jetted out of the country while investigations into the alleged fraudulent acts were ongoing.

The court today, granted the ex parte motion, and ordered the security agencies to provide Madueke within 72 hours, for her to face the charge preferred against her.

“The Inspector General of Police, the Chairman of the EFCC, the Attorney General, the Department of State Services, are hereby ordered in the name of the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria to apprehend and arrest the first defendant and produce her before this court for further directives within 72 hours”, the judge held.

Luka Modric reveals how Zidane helped him win the 2018 Ballon D’Or

5c05a2dfae7f4478071402.jpgReal Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric has credited Zinedine Zidane with giving him the confidence to fulfil his potential and claim a maiden Ballon d’Or.

The Croat was crowned the world’s best player on Monday, ending the 10-year stranglehold of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the prize.img_20181204_080751_6901377113850.jpg

The Croatia midfielder won three consecutive Champions League titles under Zidane before the 1998 Ballon d’Or winner left in the wake of their most recent triumph in Kiev in May.

But Modric says a meeting with Zidane shortly after his arrival in the job in 2016 was key to his surge to the top of world football.5c05a2fc8ca701684579618.jpg

“Here is something I will never forget: When Zinedine Zidane became Real Madrid coach, he called me into his office after training,” Modric told France Football. “He told me how he was seeing me as a player and what he was expecting from me.modric-ballon-dor-1

“He said I was a very important player for him. And he said that he saw me as a Ballon d’Or winner one day.

“When someone like Zidane, with his personality and his career, says that to you, it gives you a lot of confidence. I admired him and I respected him a lot when he was a player.luka-modric-zinedine-zidane

“He saw me as someone like him, calm and a bit shy. He wanted me to open myself more. He made me a very important piece of the team when the team was playing very well. These words from Zidane helped me to go further on the pitch.”

Fake First Lady Arrested in presidential villa

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A woman who used various false identities to gain access to Nigeria’s presidential complex to allegedly run business scams has been arrested.

The secret service said Amina Mohammed initially posed as Kogi state’s first lady to gain entry to the presidential villa in the capital, Abuja.

She then allegedly invited people to the villa making them believe it was at the invitation of the president’s wife.

At a press briefing about the arrest, Ms Mohammed shouted: “It is a lie.”

Peter Afunanya, a spokesman for Nigeria’s domestic spy agency, known as the Department of State Security (DSS), told reporters the scandal took place while First Lady Aisha Buhari was out of the country in November 2017._91922861_aishaafp

Wealthy businessman Alexander Chika Okafor, invited to the the presidential villa by Ms Mohammed, accused her of defrauding him of 150m naira ($414,000, £323,000) over a property deal in the main city, Lagos, the secret service spokesman said.

“Investigation has shown that this unholy enterprise is not to the knowledge of the first lady,” Mr Afunanya said.

Ms Mohammed “took advantage of the fact that personalities such as first ladies, ministers and certain categories of officials are not taken through rigorous protocols and security checks at the villa posts”, he added.IMG_20181118_221444

The BBC’s Ishaq Khalid in Abuja says the security breach is shocking as the presidential complex, known as Aso Rock, is well guarded by the DSS and police officers.

All staff working there have to have passes, that include biometric data, and all visitors need to be signed in, he says.

In September, the DSS arrested one of the first lady’s aides for allegedly raising funds under false pretences. He denies the allegations.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who faces re-election in February, came into office promising to tackle the “enormous” scale of corruption in Nigeria.

Juventus Executives reveals plan to bring Man United Star to Serie A

GettyImages-1052840878-910x577Juventus Chief Fabio Paratici refused to shut down talk of a move for Manchester United star Paul Pogba last night. The Juventus executive who has been rumored to be set to depart the Italian giants next summer to resume a sporting director role at Manchester United has revealed his admiration for the world cup winner calling on their time together at Turin as successful.

Juventus are set to leverage on the French star’s troubled relationship with manager Jose Mourinho, with whom he has had numerous fall outs this season leading to doubts that Pogba would still be a red devil come 2019.  Fabio Paratici is seeking ways to take Pogba on-loan next month with the aim of buying him outright in June.marotta-agnelli-paratici

At Paris for the Ballon d’Or ceremony, Paratici was quizzed about the return of Pogba.
He said: “Is the return of Pogba possible? We have already said it many times, he’s a great player we’ve had and we like him a lot.”But now he’s playing Manchester United, and right now we’re enjoying our players, who are also good.”

Imo State APC spokesperson resigns his appointment

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The Publicity Secretary of the Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Jones Onwuasoanya has resigned.

Onwuasoanya, who described APC as a cult and not a political party, accused the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, of destroying the platform.

He said, “The Chairman left no one in doubt that he was not, from the onset, prepared for the task of serving the interest of members of the Party and upholding the provisions of its constitution, but to institute a most dangerous brand of feudalistic idealism and corrupted form of communism, where the whims of a few override the interest of the majority.”

The statement reads, “After a careful and sober review of events within our political Party, especially, in the last two months, I have come to the conscientious conclusion that our party, which before now was touted as the beacon of integrity, democracy and fairness, has dangerously veered off from its own Constitution, philosophies and ideological inspirations.

“Our Party has ceased to, in my own considered opinion, be a political party, but a cult, where some well-positioned members have formed themselves into a cabal of capons, with a dangerous end in mind for our dear country and its fledgeling democracy.

“I am pricked in my conscience anytime I sign off as the state publicity secretary of this party, remembering that this is a party that has woefully failed to manage its internal electoral processes in a manner that may raise hope for our democracy. Conversely, this Party has exhibited a most reckless rapaciousness against our democracy and a careless disregard for the sanctity of the ballot.

“I can no longer muster the moral verve to market a political Party, who has left no one in doubt, that its 2019 electoral plans are wholly centred on manipulation of the electoral processes and imposition of unpopular candidates on the people with the full cooperation of the electoral umpire and maybe, security agencies. I choose to delink myself from a well-orchestrated plan to institute a most ridiculous form of incompetent hegemony in Imo State and other parts of Nigeria”.

I wanted to become a billionaire via money ritual

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A 20-year-old 300-level Political Science student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, has revealed that went to a herbalist because he wanted charms which would make him become a billionaire.

Nnachata was arrested alongside 4 others suspects in Ogun State. They are: Kabiru Badmos, Nurudeen Shodaolu, Olarewaju Jimoh (a cemetery guard) and Mayewunmi Lukmon.

Nnachata, who came all the way from Onitsha to Abeokuta, in search of the herbalist, disclosed that the man was introduced to him by his friend called Gabriel

He explained that when he met Badmos, the man presented three different types of money-making ritual to him. He was asked to pick one. “I’m into NaijaBet game, but the business was not doing well the way I wanted it.

I discussed with Gabriel on how to move it forward. That was when he gave me the phone number of Badmos. When I got to Badmos’ house, I explained everything to him.

He gave me three different money rituals to choose from. The first one entails swallowing a bird, and to do that, I would have to use alcohol. The second option would only work for a month, while the third option was that he would prepare soap for me.

Badmos said that I would be using the soap to bathe every day before going to my shop,” Nnachata said. The suspect further said that immediately he and Badmos agreed on a price, he transferred N250,000 to the herbalist.

He added: “I decided to embark on the journey in order to grow my business and attract more customers. Most importantly, I wanted to become a billionaire through NaijaBet game.”

On his own part, Badmos said: “When I noticed that I needed human skull for the preparation of the charm, I contacted another herbalist who is a friend to buy it for me. The human skull was bought for N30,000.

After they brought it, I grounded it with some other ingredients and added it to a black soap.” The suspects were arrested after the police received a tip-off that a cemetery guard desecrated a grave in order to steal a human skull.

Africa Magic Celebrates 15 Years Anniversary Of Entertainment

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Africa Magic, the leading provider of entertainment content for Africa by Africans, is celebrating 15 years of magic, quality content and the continuous development of the local African television entertainment industry.

According to Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Channel Director, Africa Magic Channels, “For 15 years the Africa Magic channels have entertained viewers and audiences with the best content coming from some of the most amazing talent behind and in front of the cameras.

“In doing this, we have also undoubtedly led the development of the current African television entertainment scene, a role we continue to play.”

africa-magicBeginning with just two channels in 2003, the Africa Magic channel roster now includes six channels with three local language channels: Africa Magic Yoruba, Africa Magic Igbo and Africa Magic Hausa.Mr. John Ugbe, CEO, MultiChoice Nigeria, Speaking on the milestone said: “The celebration of Africa Magic is also the celebration of Africa’s film and television industry.

“The growth witnessed in the industry can be linked to the impact of the Africa Magic channels in operation across 53 countries on the continent.

“The Africa Magic channels have also consistently proven to be a platform for the unearthing, promotion and celebration of existing and up and coming film and TV talent, and the channels’ various means and models of industry partnerships ensure a steady line of critical investment in the industry.”africa-magic

Nigeria Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala compares herself to Ronaldo and Messi

oshoala-1Reigning African women’s footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala, has likened herself to football superstars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, while defending her overall poor display for the Super Falcons at the recently concluded Africa Women’s Cup of Nations. Oshoala she failed to score in four of Nigeria’s five matches on the way to winning the AWCON trophy and relinquishing her Tournament honours to South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana who won the Golden Boot with five goals scored and was also named player of the tournament.

While the Super Falcons eventually emerged champions for a record ninth time after prevailing via penalties, the game could have been decided in regulation time when Nigeria was awarded a penalty in the second half after Francisca Ordega was brought down in the box by Banyana Banyana goalkeeper, Kaylin Swart, only for Oshoala to fire the ensuing penalty wide of goal as the final went to extra time.Asisat_Oshoala

The penalty miss by Oshoala was the climax of her catalog of misses in the tournament. Though the three-time African footballer of the year scored a hat-trick against Equatorial Guinea during the group stage, her overall showing did not impress her fans and teammates alike. “Concerning my flaws at the tournament, it was not my wish to miss the penalty. She said, adding, “I’m saying this as a professional, this is football for you. It happens in one’s career, I wasn’t fixed and programmed like a machine not to make mistakes, I am human like everyone else. Even top stars like Messi, Ronaldo miss the target sometimes.”oshoala-1

And being unable to inspire the Super Falcons at the 2018 AWCON with her goals, Oshoala, who has been shortlisted alongside three other Super Falcons players for the 2018 African Women’s Footballer of the Year award, channeled her energy towards encouraging her teammates. “All that was needed to be done at that time, was to encourage my team mates to fight to the end, that’s team spirit and bond shared between us. For the 2019 World Cup be rest assured we will give our best as expected of us and make Nigeria.”

 

I Will Be More Decisive In Ballon D’Or – Mbappe

ronaldo-mbappe-messi-ydhm1uhe0mjw166kumdzueef5-1532445150685Paris Saint-Germain and France sensation Kylian Mbappe said he must be more decisive if he is to win the Ballon d’Or after scooping the first Kopa Trophy.

Mbappe’s astonishing rise continued in Paris, where the 19-year-old claimed Monday’s inaugural Kopa Trophy – a new award given to the world’s best male footballer aged under 21.

World Cup winner Mbappe scored 32 goals in 56 games in all competitions for club and country in 2018 as the star forward also finished in the top five for the Ballon d’Or – fourth behind winner Luka Modric but ahead of Lionel Messi.

Discussing his Ballon d’Or pursuit, Mbappe – who was the only player on the Kopa Trophy shortlist also among the nominees for the coveted individual honour – said: “I did everything I could, but not everything I could to win a Ballon d’Or.5c05a2dfae7f4478071402.jpg

“That’s where the difference lies. I did everything I could, but there were times when I wasn’t decisive.

“It shows me how much I still have to do to win this trophy or it would be too easy to get there and win it all at once. It proves that you have to work and remain humble.”

Mbappe added: “Be decisive from January to December because a Ballon d’Or is decided from January to December. That’s what I missed.

“I had some excuses but a Ballon d’Or has no excuses and I missed some things to get this trophy.”

PSG CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi heaped praise on Mbappe, who is the top goalscorer in Europe’s big five leagues this season with 12.Mbappe

“I would like to warmly congratulate Kylian on winning the first ever Kopa Trophy,” Al-Khelaifi said. “This year Kylian has really hit new heights, both here at Paris Saint-Germain and with the French national team.

“His progress is one of the most impressive ever seen in football. Kylian has all the assets to win many trophies over the coming years, both individually and for his team.

“Through his work and strength of character, he is a success story not only for the youth and also has an extraordinary ability to inspire our supporters all around the world.

“His family will always be a great support for Kylian and his strong ambitions. We all proudly look forward to seeing Kylian in our colours for many years to come.”

We Will Win The Next Ballon D’Or PSG star revealed

MbappeAfter winning the first ever Young Player of the Year award at the Ballon D’Or ceremony in France on Monday night, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and France sensation Kylian Mbappe said he must be more decisive to win the Best Player in the world gong in future after scooping the first Kopa Trophy.

Mbappe’s astonishing rise continued in Paris, where the 19-year-old claimed Monday’s inaugural Kopa Trophy – a new award given to the world’s best male footballer aged under 21.

World Cup winner Mbappe scored 32 goals in 56 games in all competitions for club and country in 2018 as the star forward also finished in the top five for the Ballon d’Or – fourth behind winner Luka Modric but ahead of Lionel Messi.

Discussing his Ballon d’Or pursuit, Mbappe – who was the only player on the Kopa Trophy shortlist also among the nominees for the coveted individual honour – said: “I did everything I could, but not everything I could to win a Ballon d’Or.

“That’s where the difference lies. I did everything I could, but there were times when I wasn’t decisive. It shows me how much I still have to do to win this trophy or it would be too easy to get there and win it all at once. It proves that you have to work and remain humble.”kylian-mbappe-edinson-cavani-neymar-psg-celtic-13092017_1e6bzx55xoxpv10tf92692ramy

Mbappe added: “Be decisive from January to December because a Ballon d’Or is decided from January to December. That’s what I missed. I had some excuses but a Ballon d’Or has no excuses and I missed some things to get this trophy.”

PSG CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi heaped praise on Mbappe, who is the top goalscorer in Europe’s big five leagues this season with 12.

“I would like to warmly congratulate Kylian on winning the first ever Kopa Trophy,” Al-Khelaifi said. “This year Kylian has really hit new heights, both here at Paris Saint-Germain and with the French national team.

“His progress is one of the most impressive ever seen in football. Kylian has all the assets to win many trophies over the coming years, both individually and for his team.

“Through his work and strength of character, he is a success story not only for the youth and also has an extraordinary ability to inspire our supporters all around the world.

“His family will always be a great support for Kylian and his strong ambitions. We all proudly look forward to seeing Kylian in our colours for many years to come.”

Kylie Jenner sparks engagement talk in this photo with Travis Scott

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The 21-year-old reality star once again fueled speculation she accepted a proposal from her boyfriend Travis Scott by posting a loved-up photo along with a diamond ring emoji.

The mysterious photo was posted to her Instagram stories on Monday afternoon, and came with no other explanation as to the status of their relationship.

A proposal certainly wouldn’t be a shocking move for the young couple, who already share 10-month-old daughter Stormi together.

But Monday’s post isn’t the first time Kylie has gotten people talking about the status of their relationship.

In October Kylie sparked marriage rumors after calling Travis ‘hubby’ after he gave her an elaborate display of pink and white roses.

‘Hubby?? Married & we don’t know it yet ?!?!?’ one user wrote in the comments section.

Modric The Ballon d’Or winner 2018 Want To Retire In Real Madrid

Luka Modric said he wants to retire at Real Madrid after beating Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to the Ballon d’Or.

Modric claimed the coveted individual honour at a ceremony in Paris on Monday – ending the domination of Juventus superstar Ronaldo and Barcelona sensation Messi, who had split the past 10 awards.

After becoming the first Croatian to win the Ballon d’Or, Modric quickly pledged his future to three-time reigning Champions League holders Madrid amid links with Serie A side Inter.

Modric, who attracted interest from Inter at the start of the season, said: “I have two years left and hopefully one more.

“The club show me a lot of affection and I’d like to retire at Real Madrid.

“My family enjoy it and I want to keep enjoying this huge club.”

Modric capped a brilliant 2018 by edging five-time winner and former team-mate Ronaldo, who finished second, while Messi was fifth in the voting.

The 33-year-old Modric – who was also named FIFA’s Best Men’s Player this year – helped Croatia to the World Cup final in Russia having guided Madrid to a third successive Champions League crown.img_20181204_080751_6901377113850.jpg

Modric, however, admitted he would give up all his individual accolades – including the Ballon d’Or – to win the World Cup.

“I said, I think last time when I won The Best, I would change all my individual awards for the World Cup, unfortunately it didn’t happen,” Modric told reporters. “This success we achieved at the World Cup for such a small country like Croatia is something amazing.

“But, like I told you, I would change all of this for a World Cup. It didn’t happen, this is a great feeling to win at least this, and very happy for it.”

Adamawa State Governor,Declares President Buhari Unbeatable In 2019

Mohammed-Jibrilla-Umaru-BindowThe governor of Adamawa state, Mohammed Bindow, on Monday, December 3, declared that President Muhammadu Buhari remained an unbeatable candidate for the 2019 presidential election among all the candidates currently vying for the seat.
Bindow reportedly made the declaration at the inauguration of the 2019 APC campaign team for Yola North local government area.
The report quoted Governor Bindow as saying that the provision of infrastructure nationwide by the Buhari-led administration from which the state had benefited, had given the president more popularity to get re-elected in the coming elections.
The governor reportedly mentioned five federal road projects ongoing in the state, which he described as unprecedented.MBuhari
Bindow urged the people of the state to vote for the candidates of the APC from the president down to the least office in the contest.
The governor, also said that the election of APC candidates across board would help to give the party the impetus to actualise the party‘s agenda of re-writing the Nigerian history.

Fani-Kayode Blast Fr. Mbaka over comment on Atiku and Obi

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Femi Fani-Kayode, the former Minister of Aviation has condemned the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka over his latest prediction on the presidential candidate the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi in 2019 election.

Mbaka had during a Sunday thanksgiving service predicted doom’s day for the flag bearers of the PDP, Atiku and Obi.

Mbaka said that “if Atiku continued on the same trajectory, he and his running mate would end in shame.”

Mbaka also berated Atiku’s running mate, Peter Obi for not doing anything for his church, warning him of the consequences of being stingy.

Fr. Mbaka curiously withheld Obi’s blessing and said he would only release it after Obi had done a project for them.

Using Umahi as an example, Mbaka said: “Umahi donated 1,000 bags of rice and 1,000 tubers of yam to us, but it meant nothing to me until he handed N10 million cheque to me and promised to build a project for the ministry. This is the type of gesture we require from Obi.

“You can be promising and doing for them in Anambra. In your capacity and what God has done for you as governor, God hates stinginess. What I am saying is not to please you, but what will save your life. Otherwise you and Atiku will fail.

“Governors of Ebonyi and Enugu made donations without announcing at the altar, your own is taking time, the way you and Atiku are moving will end in shame.”

Reacting, Fani-Kayode condemned the statements by the fiery catholic priest requesting donations from political parties. The former minister described Mbaka’s actions as disgraceful, urging Catholic Church to call him to order.

Fani Kayode on his Twitter page wrote: “I am disgusted by the words of Father Mbaka. It does not matter to me which candidate he supports but what galls me is his begging for money from both sides in return for favourable prophesies.

“This is disgraceful and his superiors in the Catholic Church should call him to order.”

Why Lionel Messi missed 2018 Ballon d’Or

5c05a2dfae7f4478071402.jpgThere were two vacant seats in the front row as Luka Modric’s crowning at the 2018 Ballon d’Or ceremony brought the curtain down on a dominant era and signalled the beginning of a new one, but now it has been revealed the real reason Lionel Messi missed out on the award ceremony.

The culprits? The two who had shared the prize over the past 10 years but who must now go by the title of the Croatian’s predecessors.

It was well documented that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would finally be toppled off their perch on Monday night, and the two both rejected the invitation to witness their own ousting at the decadent Grand Palais in Paris.

Lionel Messi boycotted Ballon d'Or ceremony and posed with sons Mateo (L) and Thiago (R)

Messi, who finished fifth in the standings, instead spent the evening with his family and published a picture of him with his two sons Thiago and Mateo on his Instagram.

Juventus star Ronaldo came closer than his counterpart to keeping the tradition going, finishing second, but was still some way off denying Modric of his deserved award, receiving 476 points to the Croatian’s 753.

There have been no words yet from the man himself but it seems that Portugal are struggling to accept the decision by insisting ‘we all know’ that Ronaldo is the greatest of all time in a post on social media in the immediate aftermath of the ceremony. But that reaction pales in comparison to the fury shown by Ronaldo’s sisters after he was pipped to the award by his Real Madrid team-mate.5c05a2fc8ca701684579618.jpg

Elma Aveiro, 39, took to social media in rage after the verdict, writing: ‘Unfortunately this is the world we live in, rotten, with mafia and f##king money.’

His other sister Katia also appeared bitter, posting a picture of Ronaldo with a previous Ballon d’Or and writing alongside it: ‘Best player in the world….for those who understand football of course.’

For Modric, receiving the ultimate recognition for a remarkable 2018 was the icing on the cake. He won the Golden Ball for his performances in Russia and then claimed the FIFA ‘Best’ prize in late summer but it is this trophy – the one created by France Football and first presented to Sir Stanley Matthews in 1956 – that truly put the seal on his superlative efforts.Lionel-Messi

‘I have such sensational emotions that I can’t really describe,’ said Modric, who credited the four years he played for Tottenham being crucial to his development. ‘When I was a kid, the dream was to play for big clubs and win trophies.

‘The Ballon d’Or was more than a dream. I simply cannot believe it. For all my career, I have tried to work hard and have persistence. In the tough moments, you have to show your courage and I always said the best things do not come easy. To achieve all this, it has not been easy.

Modric poses for a photo alongside fellow winners Kylian Mbappe and Ada Hegerberg

‘But sooner or later, you get an opportunity and when it comes, you have to be ready to take it. I am still trying to take it on board that I have won this and become part of a group that belongs to history. It is a unique feeling.’

It was also a night of celebration for Kylian Mbappe, the prodigious Paris Saint-Germain striker, who was named the first Kopa winner – a category for players Under-21 – while Ada Hegerberg also made history, picking up the women’s first ever Ballon d’Or in the French capital.

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FINAL 2018 BALLON D’OR STANDINGS AND POINTS

 1 – Luka Modric (753 points)

2 – Cristiano Ronaldo (476)

3 – Antoine Griezmann (414)

4 – Kylian Mbappe (347)

5 – Lionel Messi (280)

6 – Mohamed Salah (188)

7 – Raphael Varane (121)

8 – Eden Hazard (119)

9 – Kevin De Bruyne (29)

10 – Harry Kane (25)

11 – N’Golo Kante (24)

12 – Neymar (19)

13 – Luis Suarez (17)

14 – Thibaut Courtois (12)

15 – Paul Pogba (9)

16 – Sergio Aguero (7)

17 – Gareth Bale (6)

= – Karim Benzema (6)

19 – Roberto Firmino (4)

= – Ivan Rakitic (4)

= – Sergio Ramos (4)

22 – Edinson Cavani (3)

= – Sadio Mane (3)

= – Marcelo (3)

25 – Alisson Becker (2)

= – Mario Mandzukic (2)

= – Jan Oblak (2)

28 – Diego Godin (1)

29 – Isco (0)

= – Hugo Lloris (0)

“We are starting the ranches soon To End Herdsmen Killing – FG

cattle-colonyThe Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has said the Federal Government will soon begin cattle ranching in the country to stop herdsmen killings.

Ogbeh made the disclosure on Monday during his official visit to a beans market located at Auta Ballefi, Nasarawa State, operated by the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), NAN reports.

“We are starting the ranches soon. We will see if we can buy large number of shell and keep before we start. We want to stop the cows roaming about causing fights and killings.

“We will buy and give them to feed their cows until they get use to the ranches. We want to know if you have up to a trailer load. We will see what we can do if we can off-take the shell from you,’’ he added.

The minister, however, warned farmers against preserving beans with sniper after harvesting.

“We are proud of what we are seeing here today because this is not what we normally see in the IDPs. Most of the IDPs we visited are always waiting for people to bring food to them.

“But here, you are producing food and making money. You have told us what you need and as we go back to the office, we will find ways of helping you.

“I have never seen any beans market as big as this. And because you are farming, we are going to help you improve on what you are doing.

“I assure you that before the next planting season, we will bring three tractors here. You manage the tractors to do your farming.

“The first thing I will say now is nobody should put sniper on the beans again for storage because it is poisonous to human health.

“Instead, use pepper for preservation. That is why when we export beans, they are being rejected in Europe,” he said.

The minister restated government’s commitment to provide big market for farm produce to avoid post-harvest losses.

“We will find bigger markets to buy what you are producing. We are going to be buying from this market for schools’ programmes because is clean and direct from the farms.

“From the report released by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) few days ago says the country has saved N51 billion in 34 months from importation. We have cut down food importation which is good,’’ he added.

Luca Modric crowned world’s best player at Ballon d’Or awards (Photos)

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder, Luka Modric, has been crowned world’s best player at 2018 Ballon d’Or awards ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Modric claimed the prestigious award after his impressive performance for both club and country this year to put an end to the 10-years of Ballon d’Or dominance between Messi and Ronaldo.

The 33-year-old won the prize at the Grand Palais in Paris, while Ronaldo came second followed by Antoine Griezmann who came third.

Kylian Mbappe who won the Kopa Trophy came fourth ahead of Lionel Messi who finished down in fifth.