Saturday, 9 July 2016

Del Piero backs Chelsea boss Conte for Premier League glory

Antonio Conte can win the Premier League title with Chelsea in his first season, says Alessandro Del Piero

New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte can win the Premier League title with the Blues in his first season in charge, says Italian legend Alessandro Del Piero. 
Conte, who was in charge of Italy's progression to the quarter-finals at Euro 2016, begins work at Stamford Bridge this month and has a big job on his hands to turn the club around. 
Defending Premier League champions at the start of last season, Chelsea had a spectacularly poor campaign, finishing in tenth place as the club dispensed with the services of Jose Mourinho. 

Crystal Palace slap £28m price tag on Yannick Bolasie

Crystal Palace have put a £28m price tag on Yannick Bolasie as the south London club look to cash in on him

Tottenham, West Ham and Everton will battle it out for Crystal Palace starYannick Bolasie, reports the Mail, but the Eagles hope to scare off potential suitors with a £28m asking price.

Arsenal look to bolster strike force with Alexandre Lacazette or Alvaro Morata

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Arsenal have decided against cashing in on Olivier Giroud but remain in the hunt for a new striker. Alexandre Lacazette and Alvaro Morata are Arsene Wenger's two main targets, according to the Mirror.

'The truth always comes out...' Sakho thanks Liverpool fans for support after UEFA drop doping charge

Mamadou Sakho has thanked Liverpool fans for their support after he was cleared of a doping charge by UEFA

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has thanked the club's fans for their support after UEFA quashed the doping charge held against the French international. 
Sakho served a 30-day suspension in May after traces of a fat burner were found in a sample drug test he gave after the last 16 Europa League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford. But UEFA confirmed on Friday the product did not contain a banned substance, leaving the 26-year-old free to continue playing at the start of the new Premier League campaign. 

Photos: 3,000 people strip off and daub themselves in body paint

Around 3,200 people took part in a huge art installation in Hull today, pictured, stripping off their clothes and painting themselves blue

This is the eye-opening moment a sea of people took part in a huge art installation after stripping off and painting themselves blue.
Around 3,200 people took part in the international project in Hull, involving participants from 20 countries, posing at some of the city's major landmarks.
They caused quite a stir around the city, with hundreds lying down across a road in the city centre while others circled one of Hull's parks.

‘Some of us are single and searching but it hasn’t worked out yet’ – Banky W

Banky W refuses to be pressurized into marriage

A new single, ‘Gidi Love has been released by Nigerian R&B singer Banky W and according to him, it is aimed at addressing the constant attacks from all quarters questioning when he would quit bachelorhood.

I want people to follow my good example- 2face Idibia

In an interview with CNBC Africa, music legend Tuface Idibia talked about how he is growing as an individual and as a singer. He also talked about how he has inspired a lot of people through his music. He said a lot of people have come to him to say that they achieved success by following his example. 

Real Madrid will reject all offers for Alvaro Morata this summer

Real Madrid will reject all offers for Alvaro Morata this summer [Marca]

Real Madrid have decided to keep Alvaro Morata, Marca report. The Spanish giants opted to trigger the buy-back clause in the striker’s Juventus contract and what their intentions are has been the subject of much speculation. Many reports claimed they would sell him for profit.

Man United hope to sign both Paul Pogba & Blaise Matuidi

Man United hope to sign both Paul Pogba & Blaise Matuidi [ESPN]

Manchester United are hoping to complete the signings of both Paul Pogba from Juventus and Blaise Matuidi from Paris Saint-Germain, sources have told ESPN FC.
United's interest in Matuidi had initially been seen as a back-up to Pogba, if they could not persuade Juve to sell their star midfielder, but Jose Mourinho's wish to revitalise the midfield could see both arrive this summer.

Police arrest suspects for killing woman preacher

Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, acting Inspector General of Police

The Federal Capital Territory ( FCT) Police Command said it has arrested some suspects in connection with the killing of a woman preacher in Kubwa, FCT.
The FCT command’s Spokesman, ASP Anjuguri Manzah confirmed the arrest on Saturday in Abuja.

Nollywood actor,Prince James Uche needs N11m for kidney transplant

National President of Filmmakers Welfare Organisation of Nigeria (FWON), Mr Sunday Awoji has said that ailing Nollywood actor, Prince James Uche needs N11 million to undergo kidney transplant abroad. 

 He stated this on Friday during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He said

Davido runs for his life as riot breaks out in Congo concert

David Adeyemi Adeleke, popularly known as ‘Davido’, fled Congo’s concert venue as riot broke out.

Davido arrived Congo on Wednesday for a concert scheduled to hold Friday night.
However, according to one of his posts on a social media platform, the singer said riot broke out between the police and fans.

Nigeria’s Presidential Jets Are Available For Hire – APC Chairman, Oyegun

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun in an interview has said that President Muhammadu Buhari's private jets are available for hire.

The APC Chairman discussed other issues about the challenges of managing the nation, President Muhammadu Buhari’s policies and other party affairs.

Pastor sells 'Blood of Jesus' in plastic bottles

The Bible had stated it clearly that in the end of times, many so called prophets would claim to perform miracles but that many of such would be fake.

It is therefore, a fulfillment of that prophecy going by the antics of most men of God these days or how would one describe the shocking development where cans filled with what is described by the labels as the 'Blood of Jesus', being sold to people?

Episode 2: Wives on the Run; Story by Joy Akosa-Eghebi

Previously on Wives on the RunEach time she needed someone new she brought in a guy into the house, sleeps with him and tells her husband to clean her up. Until one day, his mother came around…
Episode 2: 
As a smart woman, she was prepared for the worse, she knew his mother would come and start asking questions on her new attitude. She collected a charm from Queen Kiki. Foluke turned her husband’s mother into a ‘nobody’. She started her mission.
Sitting with her friends and treating themselves to a good meal on the dinning table; Ken’s mother brought more food to the table, dishing out the food to the ladies, she mistakenly poured little stew on Foluke’s dress. She gave her a very hard slap. “You are mad, very stupid old woman”. The other ladies were shocked at her action.

Holidaying While Rome Burns? By Reno Omokri

For a nation that has already had one quarter of negative economic growth and is in danger of having another negative quarter (which would invariably put us officially in a recession), I was shocked, like many right thinking people, when the Federal Government extended the Eid-el-Fitr holidays which had initially been declared for Tuesday the 5th and Wednesday the 6th of July, 2016 to now include Thursday the 7th of July.

Dabota Lawson shares cryptic post

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Photo: Mercy Aigbe and daughter step out in matching outfit

16-Year-Old Girl Found Dead After Being Bullied On Social Media


Britney Mazzoncini, 16, was found dead after suffering a torrent of vile online bullying. She took to social media to tell of her torment in the days leading up to her death. 

She was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Thursday from her home in Glasgow but could not be saved. 

Buhari Hires $258 Million Saudi ‘Blackwater Mercenaries’ To Fight Niger Delta Avengers

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari may have struck a $258 million deal with a Saudi Arabia ‘Blackwater’ military contractor to help the Nigerian Armed Forces in fighting militants in the oil-rich Niger Delta region in the southern part of Nigeria.
According to a website, Vaxity, a staff of the Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Nigeria confirmed the deal which is “part of the agreement in the Saudi-led Sunni Islamic coalition against terrorism” which President Buhari signed up for on behalf of Nigeria.

Mario Gotze tells Bayern he’s off

Mario Gotze tells Bayern hes off, Tottenham in talks with German World Cup winner [Bild] 

According to leading German tabloid Bild, Mario Gotze has informed Bayern Munich that he has no intention of remaining at the club for the 2016-17 season.
Indeed, the report states that Gotze has also made his feelings known to his Bayern team mates during Euro 2016.

Gunshot at Murtala Mohammed Lagos Airport leaves two injured

There was pandemonium at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) on Friday following a gunshot which was believed to be an accidental discharge.

Two people were injured in the incident when a man identified as an orderly of a Senator accidentally fired the gunshots, it was learnt. He was trying to remove the magazine of his gun when the discharge 

APC main problem with Senate is Ekweremadu not Saraki – Oyegun confesses


National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, says the party is sad that a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the Deputy Senate President.
Reacting to a comment by Senator Dino Melaye that the APC should be grateful that it didn’t lose the National Assembly leadership to the PDP instead of persecuting Saraki, Oyegun told Punch that “the thing that rankled us most was the election of Ekweremadu as Deputy Senate President.”

Adeniyi Johnson denies trying to reconcile with estranged wife, Toyin Aimakhu

In an interview with Saturday Beats, Toyin Aimakhu's estranged husband Adeniyi Johnson denied the rumours that he has been calling Toyin to reconcile and give their marriage another chance.

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New UK,USA Visa Fees in Nigeria

If you are planning to take a trip outside Nigeria this summer, then you may need to pause a minute and think over your plan one more time. Air travellers from Nigeria are currently having a horrid time, as airfares on international routes have jumped over the roof, prompting prospective passengers to either postpone their trips or opt for outright cancellation.
Two factors – depreciation of local currency against the United States dollars and the rush for summer holiday – have pushed airfares up by between 70 and 100 per cent. A dollar now exchanges for N280.

Police begin manhunt for herbalist that treats robbery suspects

Detectives attached to the Enugu State Police Command have begun a manhunt for an herbalist who used to treat robbery suspects of bullet wounds.

The clinic of the herbalist, located at Orba, Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu, was said to have been invaded and raided by policemen after they received information that the herbalist was treating a robbery suspect.
A police source said that the Command has intensified the manhunt for the fleeing herbalist, names withheld.

Wesley Sneijder handed £2m fine by Galatasaray

Crazy: Wesley Sneijder handed £2m fine by Galatasaray for extraordinary reason

Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder has been handed a massive fine of £1.96m by Galatasaray for picking up 11 yellow cards this season. That’s £178,00 per card.
This is a club that had Brazilian hot-head Felipe Melo in their ranks for four seasons – In two of which he surpassed Sneijder’s 11 card haul.

Southampton’s Graziano Pelle set to move to China in £13m deal

Southamptons Graziano Pelle set to move to China in £13m deal [Press Association]

Italian striker Graziano Pelle looks set to leave Southampton for Shandong Luneng Taishan, according to Press Association chief football writer Simon Peach.
The 30-year-old frontman has one year remaining on his current deal at St. Mary’s and had been linked with a move away after impressing at Euro 2016.

Malaga loan Llorente from Real Madrid

Malaga loan Llorente from Real Madrid

Malaga have secured the services of promising defender Diego Llorente from Real Madrid on a one-year loan deal.
The Rosaleda outfit were keen to strengthen their defence ahead of the 2016-17 campaign and have now found their man in Llorente.

Bielsa: 'Lazio broke promises'

Marcelo Bielsa released a statement confirming why he refused to take over at Lazio, citing broken promises.
The Coach signed a contract several weeks ago and it was deposited with the Lega Serie A, yet Bielsa announced he was ‘resigning’ the role without even arriving in Rome.
Lazio said they intend to sue him for breach of contract, so this evening Bielsa released a statement of his own in Argentina.

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Marco Materzatti reveals what he really said to Zinedine Zidane

Marco Materzatti reveals what he really said to Zinedine Zidane [LEquipe]

Marco Materazzi has revealed what he really said to Zinedine Zidane before the famous headbutt incident in the 2006 World Cup. He also confessed that the incident with Zidane changed his life in that he got a lot more media attention.

Fulham sign former Hull City forward on two-year deal

Sone Aluko

Fulham have signed Sone Aluko on a two-year contract with the option of a further year.
The 27-year-old forward was a free agent, having recently left Hull City when his contract expired.
He spent four years with the Tigers, making 118 appearances for them and scoring 15 goals.

Juventus prepared to turn down €120 million for Paul Pogba

Juventus prepared to turn down €120 million for Paul Pogba [Sky Sports Italia]

According to Sky Sports Italia (via Football Italia) Juventus do not want to sell Paul Pogba and the player has no particular desire to leave either.
Despite many claims from the English media that Manchester United are close to agreeing a deal worth €120 million, reports from Italy suggest that the player will be at Juventus next season.