FG presents National Honours, money & plots of land to Super Eagles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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President Jonathan at a special reception held in honour of the Super Eagles in Abuja this evening rewarded the Super Eagles with National Honours, millions of Naira and plots of land in Abuja.

Coach Stephen Keshi – Commander of the Order of Niger. N10million. Plot of land in Abuja
Asst Coach Daniel Amokachi – Officer of the Order of Niger. N5m. Plot of land in Abuja
Asst Coach Ike Shorumu – Officer of the Order of Niger. N5m. Plot of land in Abuja
Captain Joseph Yobo – Officer of the Order of Niger. N5million. Plot of land in Abuja
Super Eagles players – Member of the Order of Niger. N5million. Plot of land in Abuja
Technical crew – N2 million 

Billionaire businessmen Tony Elumelu and Jim Ovia donated half a million dollars each to the Super Eagles, while Dangote donated N5m to each player and technical crew of the Super Eagles.

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JAY Z DUMPS KANYE WEST FOR JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE; TO GO ON TOUR WITH JT

 

 
 

Jay Z has been distancing himself from Kanye since his relationship with girlfriend Kim K became serious. And now he has found himself a new BFF.

According to the The NY Post, after teaming up at the Super Bowl and at the Grammys, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake will launch a 10-city stadium full blown tour together sometime this year. 

JT and wife Jessica Biel even sat at the Grammys with Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Bye Kanye and Kim. 🙂

Photos:Couples in Thai compete for the longest kiss.Must kiss for over 50hours

Thailand (AFP) – Nine Thai couples locked lips on Tuesday in hope of setting a new record for the world’s longest kiss, but the attempt proved too much for two septuagenarians who dropped out after just one hour.

The participants, who must kiss for more than 50 hours, 25 minutes and one second to enter the Guinness World Records, were forbidden from sitting down and could only go to the bathroom after the first six hours.

“They have to continue kissing while they go to the toilet and can only drink water or milk through straws,” said an event spokesman. “They couldn’t do this unless they love each other. The smell of their breath would probably be quite something.”

The current holders are a male couple who returned to try to beat their own record set last year.

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Wizkid flaunts new record label

With his exclusion from Banky W’s R&BW album, there is little or no evidence left to prove that Wizkid as parted ways with EME, although Banky W insists he is still part of the Segun Demuren owned record company.

Wizkid is about to kick start (has started) his recording company named STAR BOY ENTERTAINMENT. The company will also be in charge of other franchise such as Star Boy Shoes, Star Boy Clothing, Star Boy Cap, Star Boy Management and more. Wizkid took his first step in introducing Star Boy Ent. to the world in the viral video for The Matter with Maleek Berry.

Wiz mentioned “Star Boy” and “Star Boy Team” repeatedly in the track which is “something”. The release of Wizkid’s Azonto video on Thursday will confirm further if he’s still under EME or not.

Essien: “We’re not afraid of Manchester United, we’re excited and keen to play”

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“I’ve played against Manchester United a number of times and they have many experienced attackers, but it’ll be up to us to find the means to stop them”, the Ghanaian midfielder stated

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Michael Essien joined Jose Mourinho in the Santiago Bernabeu press room a little over 24 hours before the match against Manchester United. It won’t be the first time that the Ghanaian midfielder goes up against the English team, but it’ll be his first time appearing against the Brits in the Real Madrid shirt. He’s beaten them on six occasions, so he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to the team that Alex Ferguson manages: “We’re not afraid of Manchester United, we’re excited and keen to play. It’ll be difficult and we’re going to see a great game. I’ve played against them a number of times and I can’t wait for the match. I want to support the team in all aspects. The fans are going to be fantastic, I’m sure they’ll help us”.

The Real Madrid footballer praised Mourinho: “He’s been magnificent to me. I’m really pleased to be here. He’s smiling. He’s always pleased, happy and working hard for the team. I’ve never seen him sad”. With regards to whether he’s going to be in the starting line-up against the English team, he commented: “Ask my father”.

Asked about Cristiano Ronaldo, who will be playing against Manchester United for the first time since leaving the English team, he said: “He’s anxious and wants the game to start already. He’s feeling a lot of emotion and he’s in great physical condition to face this match. I’m sure that he’ll help us”.

The Real Madrid midfielder also spoke of his progress with the Whites: “I couldn’t turn down this opportunity and I enjoy every minute. I want to work hard so that the team wins. At the moment everything’s going very well. The months I’ve been here have been fantastic and I’ve loved my experiences so far. It’s all been excellent and I hope to be able to continue this way”.

Regarding whether Manchester United is more offensive at home than away, he replied: “I don’t think I can answer that question. The have many good players, attackers with a lot of experience, and it’s going to be up to them and to us to find the means to stop them”.

Lastly, in reference to the Manchester United footballers Evra and Kagawa, he explained:“Evra is a great player and one of the best left backs in the world. He always gives 100% for his team. I don’t know Kagawa well. If Manchester United has spent money on him he must be a good player. He’s had some injuries”.

Stephen Keshi withdraws resignation after meeting with Sports Minister

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Stephen Keshi has withdrawn his resignation ascoach of the Nigerian national team, after a meeting with the Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi.

The immediate past Media Officer of the Super Eagles, Colin Udoh, who has been covering the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, made this revelation late into the night, as the confusion and drama rumbled on.

Udoh confirmed that Keshi had indeed resigned, but that it was verbal and not written. As soon as the news went viral, after the Big Boss told Robert Marawa on South Africa radio station, Metro FM, that he had sent in his resignation after the celebrations, a series of emergency meetings were held.

 

In the end, the 51-year-old made a u-turn and withdrew his resignation.

Udoh tweeted: “After a meeting with Nigeria‘s Sports Minister, Stephen Keshihas withdrawn his resignation.”

The Super Eagles are expected back in the country today, although Efe Ambrose and Victor Moses, have returned to the UK.

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PDP behind suicide bombings in Nigeria – Ribadu

Former presidential flag bearer of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should be held responsible for incessant suicide bombings in the country.

Ribadu also blamed the ruling party for the high rate of insecurity and corruption currently rocking the nation.

According to him: “The PDP has ruled Nigeriasince 1999 and the only things it brought to us are insecurity, suicide bombings and corruption at the highest level.”

Speaking further, he said “PDP has failed Nigeria. It is time to give the opposition a new chance. I call on other opposition parties to join the new train of progressives.” Ribadu who spoke to Daily Sun in Abuja at the weekend, also warned members of the newly-formed All Progressives Congress (APC) to be wary of the antics of those dissatisfied with the emergence of the party. “Those benefitting from today’s political structure will not want the new party to succeed.

They’ll fight back,” Ribadu added. “What matters is for people to hold on and fight till the end. Those that are merging will not get it so easily. If they were imagining that others were going to accept it like that, they’re making a mistake. Those who’ll lose out will fight back.”

Ribadu, however, hailed the emergence of APC, saying that it will compete favourable with the PDP that had been in power since 1999.

Hear him: “I’m so proud of it. I’m very happy that I’m part of it. I think it is part of the biggest development in our recent history. I pray that it will work this time better than before. “This country needs a strong and viable opposition that can help Nigerians to chose as an alternative. We’ve not been able to provide that before.

The opposition party was or less regional until now. We’ve now seen them (parties) coming together. It is going to create a national party that is going to rival the PDP. Most importantly, I hope it is going to bring the change that we are looking for.

“Coming together may be meaningless if it is not going to bring a new thing. Coming together must provide us the opportunity and chance to do things in a different way. Let us hope the merger will provide a new way by which we can do politics in Nigeria.

Let us see to it that this merger provides the platform to play national politics and not sectional. It is good for our country and let us hope that it will help us get out of the problems that we’ve found ourselves. I pray that it is going to give Nigeria a chance to create a solid platform to do what is right. I also pray that the merger will not produce corrupt and sectional leaders,” he said.

On his 2015 presidential ambition, Ribadu said that it was too early to make his position known. He said it would affect the consolidation of the new merger. “It will be very unwise and improper for anybody to jump the gun and make a conclusion.

Let us build the new party first and then individuals can come forward with their own ambitions to do what they feel is best for them, including myself,” Ribadu said.

John Dumelo launches fashion line in South Africa

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John Dumelo has finally launched his clothing and hair line, JMelo, in South Africa.

The Ghanaian actor, held the evet at the Hush Night Club in Johannesburg on February 8 and the next day in Pretoria.

“Successfully launched the Jmelo hair weave line inSouth Africa,” he wrote onphoto-sharing site, Instagram, after posting apicture from the event.

JMelo was first launched in 2011 and provides hair, handbags, casual African apparels and African prints boxer shorts.

Keshi, NFF officials snub each other at South African Airport

According to reports, Stephen Keshi and some NFF officials avoided each other, as they made their way to board their return flight to Nigeria on Tuesday morning.

All three men departed South Africa on the same chartered flight, but Keshi and NFF officials stayed out of each other’s way, even as the team will be hosted in Abuja this evening.

The Super Eagles coach resigned from his position, but in a dramatic twist of events, rescinded his decision, after the Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, stepped into the issue.

NFF president, Aminu Maigari, had expressed his anger at Keshi’s decision, stating that he did not show him respect.

Abdullahi, however, confirmed that he had spoken to Maigari, before meeting with Keshi and revealed that there is still some friction, which will be sorted out with time.

“This is not the time for that. For now we have resolved the issue and he will be staying. After the reception we will sit down and sort things out. Obviously, there are certain things that weren’t handled properly, but we will have plenty of time to sort them out,” he said.

3 Wazobia FM presenters arrested over killing of polio vaccinators

Three Nigerian journalists have been arrested for allegedly masterminding the killing of 9 health workers in Kano state, on Friday.

Confirming the arrest, the state police commissioner, Ibrahim Idris, said the three journalists were detained for saying on a radio show that polio immunisations were anti-Islam western conspiracy to cause infertility in women.

Mohammed Gama, Yakubu Fagge and an intern, attached to Wazobia FM in the city, allegedly made the statement two days before the 9 workers administering the vaccines were killed.

 

The gunmen on tricycles shot dead the vaccinators in two separate attacks.

Although no one claimed responsibility, Islamist militant group Boko Haram, is known to have condemned the use of western education.

It is feared that the killings could hamper efforts by international health organisations to rid the north of the polio virus.

“I suffered from cancer” – Governor Chime

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After several months of cover ups by aides to Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State, the Governor has opened up on his state of health, declaring that he suffered from cancer of the nose.

In a chat with journalists on Monday at the Enugu Government House, Chime who returned last Friday after spending 140 days abroad said he used his long vacation to attend to his health.

This is contrary to claims by his media aides that he is hale and hearty. Throughout Chime’s absence, his information commissioner, Chuks Ugwuoke debunked several reports on the Governor’s illness.

However, speaking extensively on his journey abroad, Chime said: “In August last year, I was privileged to be one of those nominated by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum to go to Germany to study their federalism, I was to represent the south east zone; I had to use the opportunity of the trip to pass through London to do my medicals since it was the only opportunity I had to do that. After my medicals, I was certified feat by the doctors, but I noticed that I had a little growth beneath my jaw. Ordinarily, nobody could see it but I felt it seriously and asked the doctors to further investigation on it.

“I was later referred to a GP who after examining me said there was nothing wrong with me. I still asked for further investigation. I even made arrangement with them to help me set appointment for closer investigation. I left for Germany and had to still return to London to keep the appointment for proper screening of the growth. It was after the screening that it was discovered that the growth in question was cancerous. It was also discovered that the main tumour was behind my nose; it was simply called cancer of the nose.

“Cancer is such thing that when you hear it, the person involved will even declare himself dead instantly. I was subjected to further scanning at the nose and neck and was told that it was curable, not manageable. When I asked how to go about it, I was told it has to be as early as possible before it spreads to other areas. Accordingly I arranged for it to be done. I had to cancel further trips and agreed to be back to London in two weeks. Within the period, I came back toNigeria and made arrangement for transmission. I wrote a letter to the speaker, informing him of my decision to proceed on leave and sought his cooperation to work with my deputy who will act as governor. We even held two executive council meetings within the period where I informed members of my exco that I was proceeding on a long vacation.

“I left for Abuja the next day and attended the Governors’ Forum meeting and the next day I left for London, settled in and saw the oncologist the next day. By Monday, I commenced treatment. Cancer is a deadly disease and the cure is also deadly. Its not like panadol, not drugs we buy off the counter. You go through different stages. The treatment altogether lasted for 12 weeks and throughout the treatment, I was an out-patient. I was never admitted in any hospital in London. During the period of the treatment, I had challenges and these are challenges I will not even wish my enemy to go through; it’s not easy to imagine.

 

“When I read in the papers that I had died in India, it was a source of entertainment; each time we wanted to laugh, we looked for Nigeria papers online but what became worrisome, was the deliberate and sustained attempt to undermine the government of Enugu state. If you’ve been following events, over the years, we’ve invested a lot on infrastructure but I’ve always said that one thing I would like to leave behind is a workable system. When we came in, there was no system in place and I felt there was indeed to build one in order to encourage continuity. This was therefore an opportunity to test the system we had put in place. You must have observed that we have something resembling a system in place now. While I was away, the government kept on functioning, everything kept on moving as if I was around. Nobody talked about strike over non-payment of salaries, no contractor complained that he was not paid. We even had increased activities in my absence.

“I can beat my chest that the Deputy Governor who led the team indeed ensure that the system worked in my absence. I’m happy we’ve almost reached that height, it gladdened my heart. Of course, we were in close contact and we didn’t have problems inspite of attempts by some of our brothers and sisters who live in the Diaspora to undermine the system and were publishing all sorts of nonsense. Our local media even joined in spreading the falsehood but in a nutshell, the Enugu state government under my administration has come to stay. The treatment ended on December 14 and the period of recovery commenced. “I was asked to stay away from office for six months but by late January when we went to review my state, they were shocked with my recovery rate which showed that the tumour had gone. I was almost declared cancer free. I will be required to be going there from time to time, but I can assure you that they succeeded in curing the disease.

“I can tell you that I was officially discharged that’s why I had to return. I’m still in the process of recovery and as such you don’t expect me to running tomorrow but I’m free to resume duties to ensure that activities are running on full speed.

“Let me also make it clear that when I was leaving for London, I left a healthy man. I voluntarily submitted myself to have the tumour removed. To further buttress this point, I left the shores of this country without a single aide. Most times, cancer kills because of late discovery; it’s curable. Anybody that discovers that he has cancer should go and treat it and not allow the opinions of people to dissuade him or her.

“The people that ought to know about my predicament actually knew. Let me make it clear to you that there is hardly any public officer that travels out on vacation only to go and rest. Most of them go out to attend to health challenges. I didn’t travel sick, it was a tumour. I wasn’t grounded. I decided to nip it in the bud. I actually chose that period to do it because that was the only window of opportunity that I had. That was the first time I was spending four months together outside Enugu since maybe after the war. It was never an emergency and it can never be likened to that of Yar’Adua. While Yar’Adua traveled out sick, I traveled out a healthy man and let me also tell you that the attacks started about two weeks after I left”.

‘I Have The Hottest Legs…I Want To Insure Them’ – Yvonne Nelson

Ghanaian actress-producer, Yvonne Nelson is working on “Insuring” her “hot” legs.

She claims she has the hottest legs in Ghana’s creative industry, thus needs an insurance company to insure them

In an interview with Glitz Africa Magazine, Yvonne said “I have the hottest legs in the industry right now. I don’t know, maybe I have to get my legs insured” Seriously, of all thing to insure?!

Speaking on her recent ban from the Film and Producers Association of Ghana (FiPAG),  Sultry Yvonne said “It has been a learning process. The industry is not a fair one, I would say. There is a lot of backbiting and frankly I don’t even understand why people hate or backbite. I believe that you can never be me and I can never be you…I am not too sure about the future of Ghalywood because like I said earlier, if we are going to hate people and take actions such as banning people just because the person spoke their mind…I don’t know. We need to stop all these things; it’s uncalled for; it’s unnecessary.

On her fashion sense, Nelson said, ‘…it is cool to look nice so I don’t play around when I am stepping out… and yeah you have to get it right. I play with colours and always try to dress my age. If I have to wear a classy thing or something, I do but at the end of the day, I dress my age. I always play with stuff; don’t always copy things you see in magazines, just wear things that flatter your body.’

Prostitutes offer free services in Benin after Super Eagles won AFCON 2013

Commercial sex workers in Benin City on Sunday night offered free services to any man that came their way as part celebrations marking Super Eagles’ victory at the just concluded African Nations Cup in South Africa.

Many of the sex workers in Ugbague, Dawson road near Felona Hotel and Wire Road told our correspondent that the Eagles victory had given them “happiness.”

In the hotel shout of “up Super Eagles” rented the air.

“See Mr. Journalists, if you want sex, I will give you for free because our guys in Super Eagles today are my men. If Victor Moses, Sunday Mba and others are here today, I will have offered them free service.

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“Oga, reporter, am an Igbo woman, the guy that scored the goal for Nigeria is my brother, if see him, I will service him specially, or can you link me up.

“Since the Super Eagles players are not here for us to be offered free services, any of our customers that come will benefit from these services.”

Also on Sunday, two people were reportedly killed by vehicle while celebrating Nigeria’s triumph in the tournament.

The victims were killed opposite a brothel in the Edo State capital by an Opel Omega, said to be on high speed.

The men, according to one of their friend, who simply identified himself as Samson, said that they all left the hotel to cross to the other side of the road when the vehicle ran over the victims, killing them on the spot.

Meanwhile, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory at the tournament.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Peter Okhiria, Oshiomhole said “the victory of the Eagles is a reflection of the can-do spirit which makes Nigerians stand out anywhere in the World

Cartoon of the day on Goal.com after Super Eagles won Nations Cup

It is no longer news that Nigeria’s national football team, the Super Eagles of Nigeria made the country proud after winning the Africa Cup of Nations 2013 tournament on Sunday in Johannesburg.

While social networks has been abuzz with congratulatory messages from some prominent people and English football clubs, Goal.com, the world’s largest football website has dedicated its cartoon of the day series to the Super Eagles’ victory.

The epic cartoon depicts three humanoid eagles dressed in the national colours of green and white and flying in the sky with one of them holding a golden trophy.

The site which boasts a huge Nigerian audience launched its first African football edition last March, dedicated to Nigerian football news and content relevant for Nigeria.

The Super Eagles defeated the Stallions of Burkina Faso 1-0 at the National Stadium in Johannesburg to win their 3rd Africa Cup title at the competition’s 29th edition.

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How Wizkid snatched top musician’s girlfriend revealed

In an exclusive report from an insider sources just reaching us, has it that pop-rocking Nigerian born music star, Wizkid has crashed the relationship of his very senior colleague to his own advantage.

The girl in the middle of the love-fight is Omotani Omotayo, a final year student in the US. Wizkid already has a baby with a another babe but it was gathered that he’s madly in love with Omotani such that he’s ready to leave his baby mama for her. I hear the girl’s father is very rich.

 
HEY! Guess what? I think I have an idea of the top music artiste whom Wizkid snatched his girlfriend, Omotani from, but for now, let’s leave that for another day’s gossip. According to inside source, the guy is very angry but is keeping his ‘reaction’ to himself for now.The young talented artiste, Ayo Balogun, a.k.a Wizkid is busy enjoying the temporary good times with Omotani. According to another source, the young lovers are really in love; they even spent last Christmas holiday together. Can you beat that?

 

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OAU rated best varsity in Nigeria

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OBAFEMI Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, has been rated the first and best university in Nigeria and 14th in Africa by the Webometric Ranking of world universities.

In the last rating, the university was ranked eighth in Nigeria and 79 in Africa.

According to Webometric ranking released on February 6, 2013, OAU was rated above other universities in the country for its intellectual, academic, research and administrative supremacy.

A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, said this latest ranking reflected the success of the current University Administration under Professor Bamitale Omole.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Omole pledged to do all within his administrative power and academic experience to further reposition the institution to meet with the standard expected of a world class University within the context of 21st century intellectual market.

Meantime,  staff of the OAU have been advised to set a new road map to pursue research effort more vigorously with a view to continually impacting positively on the socio-economic, political and technological landscapes of the society.

Professor Omole gave the advice at a one-day retreat organized by the Staff Training and Development Unit of the Institution at Iloko-Ijesa, Osun State.

In the keynote address titled: “Moving This Leviathan: New Paradigm, New Strategies: 50 years of OAU and Beyond”, the Vice-Chancellor enjoined the participants not to dwell too much on the past achievements but strive to break new grounds in research and development.

Omole reminded the participants not to forget the best practices, ethics and ethos as well as the institutional core values which made the university “past scientific achievements possible and which had made OAU a centre of Academic Excellence.”

While expressing serious concern over administrative and academic malpractices which have bedeviled the Nigerian University system, the VC added that vices like admission racketeering, examination malpractices, misuse of research grants, misallocation and misappropriation of funds, sexual harassment, financial or material inducement before services are rendered should be discouraged and eradicated in the University.

According to him: “As an Institution, we should, at all times, consider it an aberration to protect and defend our colleagues who are found in indecent behaviours and a variety of corrupt practices. We should not allow the little foxes to spoil the vine.”

 
 

Surprise Move! After Nigeria’s Historic Win at the 2013 AFCON, Coach Stephen Keshi Resigns

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Stephen Keshi has resigned his position as the head coach of the Nigerian Senior Football Team, theSuper Eagles.

The news was broken online by SuperSport presenter, Robert Marawa who tweeted the following:
Stephen Keshi has just announced that he handed over his resignation letter after the game exclusively on 083Sport@6With Marawa on MetroFM

RMKeshi hinted that he was “fired” before the AFCON match against Ivory Coast as Nigerian Football Authorities did not believe the Super Eagles would progress beyond that stage of the competition. Though there is no “official” word on the reason for this move, sports pundits are speculating that the continuous “meddling” and “lack of support” by the Nigerian Football Authorities are among the reasons for his resignation.

The Head Coach role of the Super Eagles has a major high turnover rate, Keshi is the 19th coach in 19 years. He was quoted as saying “It’s a shame in Africa, When there’s an African coach nobody wants to give you time, they want you to have the job today, build a wonderful team tomorrow and next year win the World Cup. If only we could work out how these things work we could have more success. But most coaches aren’t given freedom to work so they are held back.