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Ronaldo, First Footballer to Top Forbes Rich List

Cristiano Ronaldo has been listed as the highest-paid athlete in the world by American business magazine Forbes. The Real Madrid forward is the first footballer to ever top the annual list of the world’s 100…


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Makarfi of PDP Party apologizes to members over crisis PDP The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, offered prayers for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari, who left Nigeria on Monday for London. Buhari, who will be in London for ten days, is expected to see medical experts regarding ear, nose and throat (ENT). The PDP’s prayer for Buhari was led by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu during the handing over ceremony to the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the party. Senator Ekweremadu, in the prayer, noted that President Buhari was presently not feeling well and has been flown abroad for treatment. The Deputy Senate President said: “I will like to invite you to rise, let us say one minute of prayer for his (Buhari’s) quick recovery”. Continuing, he said: “In Jesus’ name, our God and father, we know you are the physician of all physicians, the healer of all healers. Father, you give power to who you have chosen. “This your servant, General Buhari, you have made our President today; Father, may it please You to give him good health. “Whatever is afflicting him, Father, we are appealing to you to stretch your healing hands and make him whole again. “Heal him and restore his health for the good of this country. We pray that he will return in earnest to continue the work that has been given to him. “May it please You Lord to be with each and every one of us so that we will all be in sound health as he pilots the affairs of this great country. “Mighty Jehovah, we pray Lord that you be with our President’s family. Help them Lord in their endeavours and imbibe him with great wisdom. At the end of the day, may all the glory, adoration be ascribed unto you in Jesus’ mighty name”, he said. Commenting on the handover of Tuesday, the Deputy Senate President described the event as a new spirit in PDP, which is capable of moving the party forward. Meanwhile, shortly after taking over the affairs of the party from the former Deputy National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus in Abuja on Tuesday, Makarfi apologised to all members of the PDP who may have been unhappy and feel hurt by as a result of the developments of the past few weeks in the party. The PDP Caretaker Committee Chairman therefore appealed to the members to embrace dialogue in the spirit of democracy. Makarfi who lamented the leadership crisis that has been rocking the party since the Port Harcourt convention, assured that the caretaker committee would abide by its mandate of organising a convention and uniting members of the party. His word: “People wondered why we did not rush into the secretariat after the convention. We were appointed and not elected. That was the reason. “If the process has hurt anybody, I publicly apologise, and in the spirit of democracy, they should embrace dialogue as well,” he said. Makarfi later led the committee’s Secretary, Senator Ben Obi to a meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) soon after the handover ceremony was concluded. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT), of the PDP, Senator Walid Jibrin, equally handed over the PDP secretariat and other property of the party to the caretaker committee. The embattled erstwhile National Chairman of the party and former Governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff was conspicuously absent at the handover ceremony.

Brother and manager of former Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi, Emmanuel Ado, has said it was destined by God Keshi will pass on and not even “10 million soldiers would have stopped it”. Keshi, 54, died…


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14 things you didn’t know about Stephen Keshi

His full name was Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi. He was born on January 23, 1962. He hails from Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State. He played as a defender for Super Eagles of…


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Shocking Passage Of Stephen Okechukwu Keshi @ 54

Nigerian football icon Stephen Okechukwu Keshi died suddenly in the early hours of Wednesday June 8, 2016 in Benin City, Edo State. The former international football player and coach had lost his wife of 33 years,…


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Neymar Meets NBA Star ‘Steph Curry’

The Barcelona attacker who is in America to watch the ongoing Copa America seem to be having the time of his life. He has met Michael Jordan, Justin Bieber and Lewis Hamilton. His latest celebrity…







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Muhammad Ali Passes Away At The Age Of 74

The Greatest Of All Time, Muhammad Ali, has passed away at the age of 74.According to reports, Ali died at a Phoenix-area hospital on Friday, the same spot where he had been staying for the…







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NairaBET Founder Akin Alabi Considering Buying 3SC

Founder of leading sports betting company, Nairabet, Akin Alabi has expressed his desire to buy Ibadan based football club, Shooting Stars Sports Club, popularly known as 3SC. Akin Alabi is a fan of the club…








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Real Madrid Emerge UCL Champion For The 11th Time

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the all important spot-kick as Real Madrid overcame fierce rivals Atletico Madrid to claim their 11th Champions League crown 5-3 penalties after extra-time. The Portuguese stepped up to fire the winning penalty…






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Manchester United Sack Louis van Gaal

Manchester United have sacked Louis van Gaal just two days after the Dutchman led them to victory over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final. The Dutchman has been made to pay for United’s poor…


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10-man Manchester United win FA Cup

Jason Puncheon left the Eagles with one hand on the cup with a late goal, but Juan Mata struck back instantly before the young winger wrote his name into the history books. A brilliant strike…


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Luke Shaw: Talking about my team-mates

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw may be missing the FA Cup final but he shared insightful and sometimes humorous views on the squad in an exclusive interview for the official match programme. We’ve published a…


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Manny Pacquiao elected into Philippines senate

WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, 37, who retired from boxing to join politics won big when he got elected into the Philippines’ senate on Thursday. He was declared among 12 new members of the upper house…


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Finally, John Terry Signs New Deal At Chelsea

John Terry has needed speculations about his future with Chelsea after penning a new one-year contract at Stamford Bridge. Terry will be able to add to his 703 appearances for the Blues after agreeing terms…