Saturday, 30 June 2018

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Edinson Cavani's brace sent Cristiano Ronaldo parking in the World Cup after Uruguay defeated Portugal 2-1 at the Fisht Stadium in Russia on Saturday night.



Both teams started the game in an attacking mode as they played ended to end attacking football both Cristiano Ronaldo made the first attempt after he unleashed a shot in the fifth minute of the game.
Edinson Cavani broke the deadlock through a brilliant header in the 7th minute of the clash after he picks up a cross from Luis Suarez to put Uruguay ahead.



Fonte nearly equaliser just three minutes after but his effort went off the mark. Portugal continued to push ahead to find a way out of the deficit as they enjoyed a lot of ball possession.



Uruguay looked dangerous on the counter attacker and in the 22nd minute, Luis Suarez's effort from a free-kick was denied by Rui Patricio.
Portugal looked more comfortable with the ball in the midfield but unable to find the back of the net as Uruguay remained compact at the defence line.

With the first 45 minute, Uruguay had a slim lead over the European Champions.
Portugal aim to get the equaliser in the second half as they pushed high to get the goal and in the 55th minute Pepe rose to the top of Uruguay defence to give Portugal the equaliser.

The Selecao broke the Uruguay defensive record as they became the first team to score them in the World Cup.
Cavani scored the second goal after Pepe miss timed an aerial ball that landed the Portuguese defence in trouble in the 62nd minute of the encounter.
Portugal made their first change as Ricardo Quaresma replaced Andrien Silva in the 64th minute. Bernardo Silva almost equalised for Portugal after Uruguay goalkeeper Muslera mishandled a shot from Portugal attack.




Cavani got injured and was replaced was by Stuani. Portugal coach Fernando Santos also replaced Goncalo Guedes as he brings in Andre Silva in the 74th minute.
Joao Mario was replaced by Manuel Fernandez with five minutes to go.
The game ended in favour of Uruguay as Portugal and Ronaldo bow out of the World Cup.

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The momma and KUWTK star is truly living her best life while on a romantic vacation with boyfriend Younes Bendjima this week, and we can not get over how incredible her body is in some of these pictures she's posting to social media!!!

Just last night, Kourt posted this incredible pic from Italy — where her and Younes are not only living out everyone's #VacationGoals, but looking DAMN sexy while doing it (below):

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Lionel Messi and his Argentina teammates have crashed out of the World Cup after they were beaten 4-3 by France in their Round of 16clashon Saturday.


While Messi was largely kept quiet on Saturday, French youngster, Kylian Mbappe stole the show as France recorded a thrilling 4-3 victory over Argentina in Saturday's last-16 clash in Kazan.


Mbappe with his stunning burst of pace earned a penalty for France in the early stages before a quick-fire double from the PSG forward after the break put his team in control.



Antoine Griezmann and Benjamin Pavard - in some style - also netted for France as goals from Angel Di Maria, Gabriel Mercado and Sergio Aguero proved in vain.With France proceeding into thequarter finals, they will face either Portugal or Uruguay.


For Argentina, they will be catching the next flight to Buenos Aires with alot of retirements and other massive sweeping changes expected in the coming days.

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Adekunle Gold headlined his sold out ‘About 30’ concert last night at the Indigo 03 Arena in London as he came close to almost kissing Simi who has been his alleged boo of many years.

The incident happened during his performance as he was joined on stage bySimi. The duo while singing got emotionaland nearly crossed the line as fans watched.He had his hands all over her as they looked intimately into each other’s eyes.

He penned down an emotional post before the concert on his Instagram page, Adekunle Gold wrote:-Last year, we sold out 800 capacity (O2 Academy Islington). Today, AG is doing about 4x what he did last year.

This is growth, this is love.It’s astounding and without a doubt, I am the happiest man in the world tonight. I had a dream you know; a big, scary and daring dream; Now, it’s about to come true. Thank you….I also realize my thanks are truly not enough so I can’t wait to give you an incredible show tonight.

You deserve it and it’ll be my utmost pleasure. #About30Concert #IndigoO2Performing at the over 2,000 capacity IndigO2 Academy Islington Arena in London, Adekunle Gold treated his fans to new songs from his About 30 album which was released in May 2018.

Watch Video | Here are videos from the concert below - Posted on Instagram by thebiyitudors

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Nigerian singer Chidinma Ekile,who is currently in a relationship with Kizz Danielsays ‘If I must brush before kissing you in the morning, we are not meant for each other’.



Chidinma is the toast to everyone in the entertainment industry, even the fans loveher because of her amazing talent and herbeauty which keeps glowing.


Chidinma Ekile is also the perfect girlfriendfor Kiss Daniel, for reasons which include the fact she’s petite and every guy loves a petite girl, they both are talented and come from the same industry and both look good together.


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Rapper, XXXTentacion knew his girlfriend was pregnant when he drafted his will — leaving nothing to her or his unborn baby.


According to TMZ, the 20-year-old rapper’s will — which was filed in November 2017 — left all of his assets to his mother and two brothers. His assets include his $1.2 million mansion in South Florida.


He also purchased 4 homes, totaling $1.7 million, for his family members.The rapper was gunned down by 2 armed robbers as he left RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach on June 20. 1 man is in custody while police are hunting a 2nd suspect.


After his death, X’s mom, Cleopatra Bernard, posted an ultrasound image on his Instagram page. She claimed his unnamed girlfriend was carrying X’s baby, his “gift” to her.


She did not identify the girlfriend. His mom told TMZ her son was aware of the pregnancy.Thousands of fans turned out fora 6-hour memorial to the slain rapper at a ice hockey rink in Sunrise, Florida on Thursday.


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Germany great Lothar Matthaus blast Bayern Munich players in Joachim Low's squad after their 2018 FIFA World Cup early exit.
The Die Mannschaft failed to defend their title they won four years ago in Brazil with an early group stage exit from this summer Mundial in Russia after two losses against Mexico and South Korea.


However, this will be the first time since 1938 Germany failed to go beyond the first round at the showpiece tournament.
The 57-year-old Matthaus was a part of 1990 World Cup winner was angry with the performance of Bayern Munich trio Jerome Boateng, Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels.
He said via Goal: "The team has got leaders but the leaders were preoccupied with themselves.
"I am thinking in particular of the Bayern Munich players – Boateng, Hummels, [Manuel] Neuer, Muller. Apart from Manuel, I believe that nobody can be happy with his performance.

"A [Champions League] semi-final loss against Real Madrid, a [DFB-Pokal] final defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt."
Despite being contracted until 2022, Low's future at the helm of Germany remains uncertain.
While Matthaus praised the 58-year-old, the 150-time international said Low got it wrong with his squad selection.
"I am a fan of his. In the last 12 or 14 years he has characterised the German football and Germany," he said.
"He didn't only lead Germany to the World Cup but also they reached the semi-finals in every tournament. There is nothing to reproach him for in all of his past – apart from this current tournament.
"In my opinion, he didn't find the right mix in the team between the Confederations Cup-winning team and the World Cup winners from 2014.
"It was actually a team who didn't have a chance of keeping up physically with the Mexicans and South Koreans, especially their pace."



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Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is obviously not happy that his World Cup adventure was short lived by Argentina and he has predicted that the two-time world champions will meet their own Waterloo when they face France in the first Round of 16 ties at the 2018 World Cup.


Rohr is emphatically backing the French National Team to knock out Argentina from the 2018 World Cup when both countries face off at the Kazan Arena, Kazan on Saturday afternoon.
According to the Eagles' gaffer, France's pacy offensive players, Kylian Mbappé, Ousmane Dembélé and Antoine Griezmann will give the Argentinians a tough time on the pitch.

''France is stronger, more clam. She will win, it will be tight but with a goal in advance.'' Rohr said in an interview with French sports newspaper L'Equipe. 

He added ''The speed of the French attackers will pose a lot of problems to the Argentine defenders.
''And Didier also managed to strengthen his defense. It was the big job before the start of the World Cup and it became a big defense.''
Argentina secured a dramatic passage to the last sixteen after they edged Nigeria 2-1 in their final group match on Tuesday, with Marcos Rojo netting the winner on 86 minutes after Victor Moses had canceled out the earlier lead give to Argentina by Lionel Messi.


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NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. says signs of his youngest son EJ Johnson’s cross-dressing appeared early. Magic, 58, discussed his son’s homosexuality and flamboyant style during an episode of Fox News series
OBJECTified.

A teaser clip shows Magic discussing his son’s cross-dressing lifestyle with TMZ founder Harvey Levin.

Magic confirmed his son wore Disney Princess dresses as early as preschool. Little EJ spent most of his childhood with his mother (Magic was often on the road playing basketball).

“It was difficult in the beginning because I thought he would play sports and do the things that I did — like his dad,” said Magic.
“And then to see him in dresses but also wigs [nervous laugh]… So I said ‘Okay, is this is who he is or something he plays, plays… dress up.'”

In a previous interview, Cookie Johnson said Magic broke down and cried when his son officially came out as gay to him. It was one thing for EJ to play dress up in his mother’s clothing, but Magic apparently had a difficult time accepting his son’s homosexuality.
Many parents confuse cross-dressing with homosexuality.

Statistics show that most cross-dressing boys grow up to be heterosexual men, many of whom are married or in committed relationships with women.
Magic and Cookie share adopted daughter Elisa Johnson, 23. He also has a son, Andre Johnson, 37, from a previous relationship.
The episode airs Sunday, July 1, on the Fox News Channel. Check your local listings.
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We reported earlier today that Canadian rapper,Drake, released his new album ‘Scorpion’ today and guess artistes who inspired him? Wizkid and Tekno.




Shortly after his album was released, Drake took to his Insta-story to share Tekno’s Jogodo & Wizkid’s Soco cover, alongside that of other artistes who inspired him. Here are they below;In the lead-up to Scorpion, Drake’s just-released double-sided album, there was much speculation aboutthe meaning behind the title.




The clues led to… astrology (Drake is a Scorpion). But the title also suggested that Drake, who’d been embroiled in a fiery beefwith Pusha-T, was prepared to sting. Now that the album is here, though, it seems that, above all, Drizzy was inspired by a scorpion’s color palette: The albumis shades of grey, making it feel like a spiritual sequel to 2016’s Views.


It is slow Drake, moody Drake, minimalist Drake. For the most part, the musicblends in with its surroundings—which is to say, it fades into the background, becoming a petty and self-serious sort of white noise.The album is Drake’s first project since 2017’s More Life, whichhe billed as a playlist.



It’s his first album since 2016’s commercially successful but critically panned Views. The difference between an album and a mixtape or playlist is unclear, but it’s a distinction Drake takes pains to make.On his Mariah Carey-sampling song “Emotionless,” Drake addresses Pusha-T’s “Story of Adidon” accusations of Drake fathering and hiding a child. “I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid,” he raps. He continues: “Breaking news in my life I don’t run to the blogs/the only ones I want to tell are in my phone I can call/They always ask, ‘Why let it run if it’s false’/You know a wise man once said nothing at all.


”He more directly addresses that he’s a father on the album’s final track, “March 14”:Yesterday morning was crazy, I had to come to terms with the fact that it’s not a maybeThat shit is in stone, sealed and signedShe not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kidis mineSandy used to tell me all it takes is one time,and all it took was one timeShit, we only met two times, two times! And both times were nothing like the new timesNow it’s rough timesI’m out here on frontlines, trying to make sure that I see him sometimes It’s breaking my spirit Single father, I hate when I hear itI used to challenge my parents on every albumNow I’m embarrassedto tell ’em I ended up as a co-parentAlways promised the family unitI wanted it to be different because I been through it, but this is the harsh truth now.

Friday, 29 June 2018

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Chris Brown and his rumored girlfriend Ammika Harris made it official on Instagram.com today. The “Loyal” rapper ‘liked’ one of Ammika’s photos , along with the caption “Mines” , to which she replied “yours ONLY!” .




That confirmation was good enough for Breezy’s fans who linked Ammika to the troubled rapper as far back as 2015. Ammika is a Blasian Instagram model.




Social media users swear Chris is still in love with ex-girlfriends Karrueche Tran or Rihanna — and that he is simply using Ammika as a placeholder.




Chris has a history of domestic abuse that has landed him in legal trouble in the past. Hopefully Ammika took a self-defense course, or she at least owns a weapon.

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Hip-Hop fans are anxiously awaiting
Drake ‘s new double album, Scorpion , which is due to drop on June 29. One of the album’s tracks is the aptly titled


“Sandra’s Rose” featuring Rihanna.
Earlier this week, the 31-year-old rapper released a promotional teaser that shows him leaving his mansion and driving himself to the studio in grand style.


The Canadian superstar went into hiding after butting heads with rapper Pu$ha T, who skewered Drake with a diss track titled “Adidon” , which alleged Drake sired a baby with a loose woman.


The baby rumor was never confirmed. We know at last one track takes a jab at Pu$ha T’s boss, Kanye West.
“fashion week was more your thing than mine” he raps in an obvious reference to Kanye’s fashionista style.

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Another day, another Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande sighting out in NYC, cappedoff with some more PDA.


The lovey-dovey, practically inseparable couple headed out for some shopping Thursday afternoon with friends, and looked happy as ever as they snuck in a few pecks.

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Another fire accident has occurred this morning. This time at the Malankaro, along Minna-Suleja road involving a truck and a fuel tanker.


The spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, said the crash happened in the morning. 



He addedthat men of fire service and officials of the FRSC were however on ground to put off the fire as vehicles were burning in the process.

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Danfo drivers and Tekno set to release new song after the older singers allegedTekno stole their song.

Now they are working together, and one thing we sure know is that, Tekno is paying for this. Something cool huh? Why not! One more photo below…

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The Super Eaglesplayers and officials of the team have been leaving theirWorld CupCamp Base in Essentuki,Russia in groups.

Ademola Olajire, the Director of Communications of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that most of the players have left Russia for their respective bases.


“Instead of returning to Nigeria, the Super Eagles players have been returning to their respective basesone after the other, where they have since reunited with their families,’’ Olajire said.


The NFF Director said that the duo ofAhmed Musaand Bryan Idowu are staying put in Russia where they ply their trade for their respective clubs, CSKA Moscow and Amkar Perm.According to him, players who have had their early exit from the camp include team captain Mike Obi, Odion Ighalo, Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho, LeonBalogun, Alex Iwobi, Kenneth Omeruo and Tyronne Ebuehi.Olajire, however, said those remaining in the team’s camp include Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho, John Ogu, Chidozie Awaziem, Oghenekaro Etebo and Simeon Nwankwo.


However, NAN reports that the team’s Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, had stayedback in the team’s Essentuki camp to mark his 65th birthday anniversary on Thursday.Toyin Ibitoye, the team’sMedia Officer, also said the coaching staff and other backroom staff would depart Russia on Friday and arrive in Abuja on Saturday.

The Eagles had failed to reach the competition’s second round after a 1-2 loss toArgentinain their last Group D game played at St. Petersburg.

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Rapper, 50 Cent has mocked his former close friend,Floyd Mayweather for splashing $18million on a diamond encrusted wristwatch.

50 Cent He wrote:-“Man they done found the 1 fool in the world ,dumb enough to buy that watch.LOL ,get the strap”.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

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The Broward County Sheriff’s office announced a 2nd suspect in the June 18 shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion. An arrest warrant has been issued for 22-year-old Robert Allen, of Pompano Beach.



Allen is one of two men who stalked XXXTentacion inside the RIVA Motorsports dealership. One of the men purchased a black mask inside the store before leaving and shooting X multiple times in the parking lot.


Police released a still image of the portly suspect inside the store.
Another suspect, Dedrick Williams, 22, was arrested on June 20 and is being held without bond.


The arrest warrant stated Williams was seen in the store and in the parking lot wearing distinctive orange sandals. He was with a “heavy set black male in a dark-colored t-shirt.”
Allen is listed as 5-foot-8 and weighs at least 310 pounds, according to the Department of Corrections website. He is currently on probation after serving time for 21 counts of fraudulent use of identification.


He is currently on probation until Sept. 15, 2021. An open casket fan memorial was held for the slain rapper on Wednesday, June 27 inside a Florida hockey rink. The memorial continues at BB&T Center in Sunrise until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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Liberal heads exploded on Wednesday when the news broke that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced is retirement after 30 years, effective July 31.

Kennedy, 81, was appointed to the Supreme Court by former President Ronald Reagan in 1987. He was sworn in a year later.

Chaos erupted on social media late Wednesday as news of Kennedy’s retirement circulated online. Ridiculous conspiracy theories quickly spread via social media. There was talk of Trump ending abortions and liberals being marched off to death camps.

By Wednesday night some Democrats and liberals were on suicide watch. Unhinged Comedy Central “comedian” Curtis Cook wished death upon Kennedy for simply retiring. “I wish Kennedy had been shot instead of the other ones,” he tweeted. As of Wednesday night, the tweet was still up.

President Trump immediately announced he would pick Kennedy’s successor “within weeks” from a list of 25 pre-vetted nominees.
Outraged Democrats promised an epic confirmation battle after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced, “We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall.”

The front-runner nominee is Chicago appeals court judge and mother-of-7 Amy Coney Barrett, 46. Trump added her name to the list just a few months ago.

If she is picked she will be Trump’s 2nd SCOTUS nominee since his election. He appointed Neil Gorsuch to the bench in 2017. Kennedy, a moderate, was the key swing vote in many landmark cases, including Roe vs. Wade and gay marriage, and union dues for non-union members. He also voted to uphold Trump’s travel ban this week.

At a standing-room-only campaign rally in Fargo, North Dakota Wednesday night, an ecstatic President Trump thanked Kennedy for visiting him at the White House to personally deliver his retirement letter earlier in the day.

“I’m very honored he chose to do it during my term in office, because he felt confident in me to make the right choice and carry on his great legacy,” Trump said.
With 3 current Supreme Court justices in their 80s, Trump has 3 potential SCOTUS picks.
The president stressed to ND voters the importance of electing Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer to maintain a majority Republican Senate who will confirm his SCOTUS nominees.
“The travel ban ruling underscores just how critical it is to confirm judges who will support our great Constitution,” he said Wednesday.

On MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Wednesday, Senator Kamala Harris said Democrats were ready to “play hardball” to protect gay marriage and the Constitution from Trump’s New SCOTUS pick. She said her colleagues were prepared to do serious battle with Trump to delay the nomination until after the midterms. “We will not relent.”

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He may not like strawberries , but he's just fine eating a peach!

Tom Brady joined an elite club of celebs who have actually admitted their proclivity for gettin' dat tongue in the bung on Wednesday!

It all started when comedy site
Bar StoolSports posted this on
Instagram:

HIGHlariously, Tom actually commented on the post, writing:

LOLz! We knew Gisele Bundchen was all about the organic produce, but who knew that included so much tossed salad??



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Rapper XXXTentacion predicts his own death in the music video for his single “SAD” , which dropped a day after thousands of mourners attended his memorial service in South Florida.

In the video, X fights his mortal enemy — himself — in a duel to the death. Fight scenes are interspersed with shadowy images of X making peace with the demon inside him.

This is dark stuff. Parents, monitor your child’s Internet usage. Some videos are not safe for vulnerable minors.

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Following the 0-2 defeatto South Korea, the German senior national team has apologised to its fans, saying that theydeserved to be kicked out of the competition as their performance was under par.


The defending champions lost 0-2 to South Korea in their lastgroup F game to end tournament in three points.The team said on its Twitter handle @DFB_Team_EN that, “Dear fans, we feel just as disappointed as you.’’



“The World Cup only comes around every four years and we expected so much from us.“We are sorry for not playing like world champions and as painful as it is, we deserve to be out.


”Germany is the fourth defending champions tobe eliminated from the Group Stage at the World Cup in the last five tournaments. France was in a similar situation in 2002, Italy in2010, and Spain in 2014.

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Yoruba actressDayo Amusahas called out fellow actress Fathia Williams (formerly Fathia Balogun) after the later preached about friendship on Instagram.

Fathia shared a deep quote about friendship, then captioned it:

Friendship is beautiful but when it is not getting the rightthings done neither isit moving you forwardit’s time to check things out. Have a beautiful day my people! I love you all???????”

And Dayo Amusa who must have been bearing a grudge with her colleague, fired back with a reply saying“Practice what you preach.

”She was however back-lashed by Fathia’s followers who claimed she was threading on a path of destruction as Fathia Balogun is not her mate.This will not actually be the first time that Nollywood actresses would be calling out each other on social media this year.Recently, Toyin Abraham called out Mercy Aigbe over an allegation that she was responsible for the crisis that rocked her marriage before it crashed.

Although Toyin Abraham later apologised and claimed it was just a publicity stunt, but some social media pundits did not agree wit that as both actresses un-followed each other on Instagram, which is mostly considered as sign of enmity between feuding individuals.

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Joe Jackson is being remembered by his children and grandchildren on social media. The 89-year-old Jackson family patriarch lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Wednesday.


Joe’s loved ones took to social media to pay tribute to him, including his daughter LaToya Jackson, 62, who remembered her father on Twitter.com.
“I will always love you!” she tweeted.
“You gave us strength, you made us one of the most famous families in the world. I am extremely appreciative of that, I will never forget our moments together and how you told me how much you cared. #RIP Joe Jackson”.

Grandson Stephen Randall Jackson Jr, son of Randy Jackson, 56, shared an old photo of Joe posing beside a framed platinum plaque for Michael Jackson’s classic 1979 album Off the Wall. He captioned the image, “RIP to the king that made everything possible!!! I love you grandpa.”
Meanwhile, Tito Jackson’s son Taj Jackson, 44, clapped back at Twitter trolls, who criticized Joe for beating his children with belts and tree branches when they were young.
“Disgusted by some of the comments I’m reading about my grandpa Joe by those who didn’t even know him,” Taj fired back.“Please don’t just regurgitate what you were spoon fed by the press. Joe was loved by our ENTIRE family and our hearts are in pain. Let us grieve without the nastiness.”
Joe was also remembered by the co-executors of Michael Jackson’s estate, John McClain and John Branca.
“We are deeply saddened by Mr. Jackson’s passing and extend our heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Katherine Jackson (Joe’s estranged wife) and the family,” reads a statement issued to Us Weekly by a representative for the pair.


“Joe was a strong man who acknowledged his own imperfections and heroically delivered his sons and daughters from the steel mills of Gary, Indiana, to worldwide pop superstardom… We had developed a warm relationship with Joe in recent years and will miss him tremendously.”

Joe and Katherine were estranged and lived apart for many years. She lives in Calabasas, Calif., while he resided in Nevada.

Joe’s estranged relationship with son Michael resulted in him being completely left out of the King of Pop’s will after his 2009 death. His mother Katherine Jackson continues to receive more than $1 million annually from the Michael Jackson estate.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

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Beyonce and JAY-Z suffered a blow to their fragile egos when their surprise album, Everything is Love, debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts.

To add insult to injury, the powercouple was edged out of the top spot by aboy bandBeyonce and JAY-Z’s new albumas The Carters lost in sales and streaming to boy band Five Seconds of Summer, Showbiz411 reports.

via Showbiz411The Carters’ problem was two fold. First, they popped on Saturday at 6pm Eastern, a day anda half after the official release week began.Second, all weekend their album was only on Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service.

By foregoing iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon until Monday or Tuesday, they lost sales and momentum. Maybe they have so much money they don’t care.

But I’ll be their respective labels, Universal and Columbia, aren’t so happy.For the week, “The Carters” sold 70,000 downloads. *There’s no CD. Another roughly 55,000 came from streaming. That’s not much streaming considering their star power. The Tidal release killed them. Total 125K all in.

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Joe Jackson, father of music superstars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer following a long illness. he was 89.

There were reports that the father of 11 was on his death bed in a Los Angeles hospital, but son Jermaine Jackson told reporters “dying” was a harsh word made up for headlines.“He’s very, very frail, he doesn’t have long.

The family needs to be by his bedside — that’s our only intention in his final days,” he told London’s Daily Mail.Joe gave his fans hope when he apparently tweeted a photo of himself staring at a sunset earlier this week.But Michael Jackson’s daughter,Paris Jackson, said her grandpa did not send out the tweet.Joe is best known for being the driving force behind the Jackson5, who made history when their first four singles reached #1 on the charts in the early 1970s.

Lead singer Michael (pictured foreground) went on to break more records with his best-selling album,Thriller, released in 1982.

Joe’s estranged relationship with son Michael resulted in him being completely left out of the King of Pop’s will after his 2009 death. His mother Katherine Jackson continues to receive more than $1 million annually from the Michael Jackson estate.

Joe was hospitalized in June with terminal cancer. His family had been flocking to his bedside since. His wife, Katherine, had been at his bedside as were some of Joe’s children and grandchildren.

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Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo, says he takes full responsibilities for the team’s loss at yesterday’s match against Argentina.The Super Eagles crashed out of the2018 FIFA world cupafter they failed to beat the Argentinian team.



Ighalo missed a few chances to score goals that could have secureda win for the Nigerian team.In a chat withTheCable, Ighalo said he takes full responsibility for theloss of the match and has already apologised to his teammates. 

He said;“I apologise to Nigeria. I apologise tomy team mates. I takeresponsibility for this game because I had taken those chances Ihad that would have made it a different ball game now.


But that is football and life has to continue.”“It’s a sad day for me, the boys and the country because we went out in a bad manner and we deserved more in the gam. We had a penalty in the game and another one which the referee did not give.


I missed a couple of chances that would have finished the game but that’s football because sometimes you win and sometimes to lose.



”Argentina defeated Nigeria 2-1 in the final group D fixture with a late goal from Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo deciding the fixture.

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According to Super Eagles captain,John Mikel Obi, when he asked the Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakin why he did not award the penalty for the handball of Argentine defender, Marcus Rojo, the referee replied saying he didn’t know.

Mikel said the referee admitted that the ball touched the hand of Marcos Rojo in the 82nd minute of Tuesday’s game but he put up a defense in not awardingthe crucial spot-kick.The penalty, if awarded and scored at a time the match was 1-1, could have wrapped up a second round ticket for the Eagles.

Speaking at the post-match briefing in St Petersburg, Mikel said:“I asked the referee if he thought the ball struck Rojo’s hand and He said ‘yes;. The referee told me that the ball came off Rojo’s head before it hit his hand.”Mikel added:”I then asked Cakur why he didn’t award the penalty to Nigeria,he said: ‘I don’t know.’

That was sad because we checked the match video in thedressing room and it was a clear penalty kick.“When the ball touches your hand in the penalty box, it’s a penalty. No two ways about that. Maybe he didn’t want to give us the second penalty. It is sad we had to exit the competition this way.Speaking about his future with the national team, Mikel said he would be most delighted to lead the boys going further into the future.
I’m happy playing with this bunch of players. I expect themto grow into a great side and I think this team would make a good impression in the next four years.

They are good boys with bright future,” he said.“Of course, we did everything we could; we pushed and pushed to get the goal but it was not to be.“We want to thank all Nigerians for their support; we have to keep going.”

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Popular Nigerian rapperOlamide,    while reacting to the Super Eagle’s loss to Argentina last night, has urged the Nigerian citizens to move on from the loss and face the politicians ruling the country.

The revered rapper said now that Nigeria is out of the World Cup, it is time to face politicians after it was revealed that Nigeria is now leading as the World’s poorest country.“Naija una try no cry abeg… World Cup is over let’s face the politicians Wetin be their plan as we de move fwrd so … dem say we carry World Cup for poverty how far na ???” He saidWriting on Twitter,Olamidesaid for the factthat he supported and sang for a particular party doesn’t mean he wouldn’t speak for the people when they are not happy.

He said;“Moving foward ema state agenda yin we go de tick am together as una de doam one by one like ambode.. come with ur plans, we state our needs, we meet in themiddle and every1 is happy..“If dem done release budget we want de get notification and who dem award the contract to so when dem no do d work we fit locate dem go house make turn de start like this . Make we de see road… no be so all d president wey done come n go mumu n wicked reach!“And ah beg make dem educate the bad eggs for sars or makedem go de do farming.. we can’t relyon oil money only.

“I sing for last election no mean say I no go talk when the people no de happy . Everyone is importantand should be heard,this is democracy ji masun ”Naija una try no cry abeg … Dj soon all done promise free show .. homecoming quills way .. World Cup is over let’s face the politicians Wetin be their plan as we demove fwrd so … dem say we carry World Cup for poverty how far na ???— Olamide Adedeji (@olamide_YBNL)June 26, 2018

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

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Rapper Meek Mill lost his bid for a new trial on Tuesday. The troubled rapper went before his arch nemesis Judge Genece Brinkley in a Philadelphia courtroom on Tuesday.

The judge denied his request for a new trial stemming from his 2007 arrest on gun charges. Judge Brinkley cited the reason behind her decision:

After an in-depth review of the record, court history, notes of testimony, and evidence submitted at the evidentiary hearing, this court hereby denies defendant’s petition for PCRA relief as defendant failed to meet his burden of proof.

Brinkley originally sentenced Mill to 2-4 years in prison for violating his probation in 2017.
But after a swell of public protests and support from fellow rappers and corporate leaders, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned Judge Brinkley’s sentence in April.
Mill served 5 months of his sentence before he was freed pending today’s hearing.

The judge’s new decision means Mill will be back behind bars. His lawyers plan to appeal the judge’s decision.

“We are not at all surprised by Judge Brinkley‘s decision today. Despite the agreement of the District Attorney’s office on the need for a new trial, and the granting of new trials to other identically situated defendants, Judge Brinkley made clear during the hearing on June 18th that she had already decided the matter,” Mill’s attorney Joe Tacopina told USA TODAY .

Since his much-publicized release from prison in April, Meek has not done much in the way of advocating for prison reform like he promised he would.

He was scheduled to meet with President Trump in May, but he backed out of the visit after receiving a phone call from rapper JAY-Z on behalf of former President Barack Obama.

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As expected, Houston Rockets star guard James Harden , center, was named the NBA’s most valuable player for the 2017-18 season.

Harden narrowly edged out Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James for his first ever MVP award.
Harden becomes the third Rockets player to ever win MVP, joining NBA greats Hakeem Olajuwon and Moses Malone. Harden averaged 30 points per game and led his team to the Western Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs.

Harden, 28, posed with his mom
Monja Willis (R) and his family in the backstage photo room during the 2018 NBA Awards, which was held Monday, June 25, at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
“I felt like I should have won last year too,” Harden said after the awards show. “I didn’t see a difference between this year and last year.”

Harden played all 82 games of the season — as did LeBron James.
Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons , 21, took home the Rookie of the Year award and Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo , 26, was the league’s Most Improved Player.

@SandraRose

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WHY WOULD ANYONE MESS WITH
TERRY CREWS ??

Not only is he a big, beefy hulk of a man, he's also one of the sweetest, most genial celebs around.
But all some people see is the bottom line, we guess.

Because Terry says he was threatened by an Expendables 4 producer over his sexual harassment lawsuit against WME and agent Adam Venit.


Watch Video is brave testimony | HERE




In his Congressional testimony about the Survivors Bill Of Rights, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star says Avi Lerner called his manager and threatened to fire him from the upcoming sequel if he didn't drop his suit.

Crews told Congress the threat was enough for him to pull out of the franchise. He also pointed out that Lerner's company, Millennium Films , is also under investigation.

He said:
"Abusers protect abusers — and this is one thing I had to decide, whether I was going to draw the line on."


Read More & Watch Video | Perezhilton

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The Super Eagles have crashed out of the FIFA World Cup after losing 2-1 to Argentina on Tuesday.


Watch Highlight  | Argentina 2 - 1 Nigeria



Lionel Messi led the Argentines to the crucial win at St Petersburg.
The two-time world champions were heading for a group-stage exit after Victor Moses scored a penalty early in the second half to cancel out Lionel Messi's impressive opener.
Needing victory to claim second place behind Croatia in Group D, Argentina rode their luck as Marcos Rojovolleyed home four minutes from time to spark dramatic scenes in St Petersburg.

Nigeria missed out on back-to-back knockout round appearances in the finals as a result of the defeat, having failed to take a couple of good chances through Odion Ighalo when on level terms, while Iceland also drop out of the competition.

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HostJamie Foxxperformed a tribute to R&B legendAnita Bakerduring the 2018 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24, in Los Angeles,California.

Songstress Anita Baker accepted her award fromTyler Perryat the 2018 BET Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 14.


Watch Video | HERE



Blac ChynaandAmber Rosegraced the red carpet at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Pop starJanelle Monaèperformed with her dancers at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

SongbirdLedisiperformed an Anita Baker tribute at the 2018 BET Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Rapper Rick Ross showed off hisGucci tracksuit designed by Dapper Dan x Gucci at the 2018 BET awards.

Nicki Minajlit up the stage in a red PVC mini frock during her performance at the 2018 BET awards on Sunday.

Youtube starsKenandDe’arra, of Atlanta, attended the 2018 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. See more photos in the gallery.

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While fading hip-hop stars celebrated their genre’s former glory at the 2018 BET Awards on Sunday, famed designer Sir Keith Holman and close family friends of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson paid tribute to his legacy at a private, invite-only party.

Mr. Holman is the protege of the late designerBill Whitten, who created stage costumes for many of Motown’s greatest acts,including Diana Ross & The Supremesand the Jackson 5. Mr. Holman went on to design stage costumes forThe Jacksons after they left Motown and signed with Epic Records.

Thank you to Mr. Holman for sharing these exclusive images from this weekend’s private event, organized byBJ, at Graff (Graffiti) Lab on Venice Blvd. in Los Angeles.


Sir Keith Holman writes:

"Dear Sandra,I have a wonderful story for you and your viewers. It’s of hope and inspiration and inspire children of all Ages! I presented a “Thriller” inspired “Glove of Love” award created by BJ (this special event-coordinator) to Ola Rae,and she signed my “Thriller” Poster.


She said … signing it was really special since shenever does that!I am also gifting her with a poster! I also accepted an awarded for the late designer BillWhitten and family. And while Stella Ruata, the original co-creator and beader of the original gloves, socks, military Jackets and costumes, was unable to attend, her granddaughter, Crystal,attended.


Dr Cherlyn Lee also honored Reverent JuneJuliet Gatlin, and Latoya Jackson Michael Jackson’s cousin represented thefamily. A special prayer was said and also sent out to Mr Joe Jackson from everyone!Artist Ken Matthews aka Brayden Bugazzi, created the most magnificent painting ofMichael Jackson, listing all of the originaldesigners and artisans (so they will not be forgotten), that helped create the original Jackson costumes, including the late Bill Whitten, Stella Ruata, Fabrizio, Gresia, Andre, Warren R. Caton, Enid Jackson (Jackie Jackson’s ex-wife), Steven Loomis. Maggie, Ted Shell, and Bon Choix Gerard.Also, one original [Swarovski] lochrosen crystal (from the 1980’s) was mounted inside the fingertip.



The most memorable part of the night was seeing the performers — one 4 years old — and some of modest means, humble beginnings and with special needs, performing. It was so awesome to see them come together from around the world for this special event!"

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Last week, Madonna taunted Beyonce and JAY-Z by posting a Photoshopped image of the American power couple staring at a collection of her classic and semi-classic albums on a wall at the revered Louvre Museum in Paris, France.


Madonna captioned the image:
“Learning from the Master.”
Beyonce and JAY-Z spent a small fortune shooting their music video
“Apesh*t” inside the Louvre.
The couple was relentlessly criticized for disturbing the Louvre’s collection of art classics to shoot their music video.



Madonna, 59, couldn’t resist piling on and taunting the narcissistic couple with an intentional, but hilarious jab. Unfortunately, Beyonce’s FLEAhive didn’t get the joke.




Beyonce’s FLEAhive, like most snowflakes, can’t accept the truth. They swarmed Madonna’s comments, which she eventually turned off before deleting the image.
Never one to back down from a fight, Madonna re-posted the image with a new caption: “Learning…. Lol.”

Monday, 25 June 2018

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T Classic’s rise to the music scene has been astronomical, following the release of his hit track Isabella at the end of 2017 which received various positive reviews & the cover of Adekunle Gold’s Ire.

His fans and music lovers can’t help but want more.

T Classic is back with another hit titled ‘Fall In Love ‘ in which he features DMW’S act Mayorkun
(Mayor of Lagos)

The track is produced by super producer Killertunes.

DOWNLOAD | T Classic – Fall In Love Ft. Mayorkun

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Nigerian musical superstar Davido last night won the 2018 BET Best InternationalAct Award.In a very tough category,Davido won ahead of the likes of Cassper Nyovest , Fally Ipupa, J Hus, Tiwa Savage, Stefflon Don and Stormzy to claim the highly coveted award. Watch Davido speaks after receiving his Award below:-

Watch Video | HERE

It was the first time any Nigerian will receive the BET award on the main stage, with hundreds of celebrity audience cheering.

Davido used the opportunity to condole with D’banj, who lost his son yesterday, and he also urged more foreign stars to collaborate with Nigerians/Africans, calling out names like J.Cole and Migos. Big Congrats to Davido

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The actress has joined many celebrities to mourn the death of Daniel Oyebanjo, D’banj’s son. Mourning the death of the youngster, Genevieve wrote;

‘’Pls join me in saying this prayer as we commiserate with the Oyebanjo family at this time. We can never fully understand the pain of others but every little prayer helps. @iambangalee our hearts break with yours. Stay strong my dear. ��❤️��’’. The prayer below…

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte courted controversy after he called God “stupid” for the concept of “original sin” in the Bible’s creation story, news portal Rappler reports.


Addressing a summit in Davao City on Friday, Duterete, an open critic of the Catholic Church, said that he had issues with the Bible and questioned God’s logic,calling him “stupid.”“Adam ate it then malice was born. Who isthis stupid God? Istupido talaga itong putangina kung ganoon (That son of a b**** is stupid if that’s the case),” he said, reported Rappler. “You created somethingperfect and then you think of an event thatwould tempt and destroy the quality of your work,” he added.


Talking about his interpretation of the concept of “original sin,” the president said, “That was your mother and father’s deed – you weren’t born yet, but now you have original sin. What kind of religion is that? I can’t accept it.


”Asserting that he is a spiritual man who does not believe in any religion, Duterte added, “I believe there is a universal mind, but… I cannot picture him as a human being. But I really believe, I have this faith and abiding thing, but don’t believe in religion.”  He made similar remarks earlier this month during a meeting with the Filipino community in South Korea. “If that’s the Catholic God, that’s a lie. Seek God right,” he said.This was, however, not the first time that Duterte has been critical of the Catholic faith, despite the Philippines being a Catholic-majority country.


Earlier, he slammed the priests for portraying his government in a negative light. In 2016, the Philippines president had created a row after he calledPope Francis a “son of a bitch” after his visit to Manila resulted in severe traffic jams. He later apologised to the Vatican for his remarks.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

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Popular social media influencer and enterpreneur,Laura Ikeji has revealed that popular rapper Eedris Abdulkareem is the reason why she becamea decent woman after her obsession over him in her teenage years.


According toLaura Ikeji, he’s one of the reasonsshe’s a very decent woman till date, because he never took advantage of her obsession and naivety.Read her story below:“If u see this man, help me thank him. Tell him Laura said thank u.Let me tell u a not so short story. A few years ago, when I was15 years old, still in secondary school, I was obsessed with Eedris Ahdulkarim, you know the kind of obsession that u talk about him 24/7 yup that was me, everybody in class called me Eedris, so one day I couldn’t take it anymore.


I asked Linda to help me beg Emmanuel Ugolee @Emmaugolee who was the god of entertainment tv then to introduce me to him, so Linda got Eedris’ number from Emmanuel and we called Eedris. I wanted to dye!!After speaking with Eedris on the phone arhhhhaarrhhhhhh it was the best day ever! I told everybody in class that I was close to Eedris, so as an obsessed fan, I’d go to the call centre and call him every time and he was polite enough to pick.



I finished secondary school and Begged tomeet him which he agreed, so my sister Vera and I visited him and that was how Eedris and I became close. Now listen to the real story.I was young, only 16, naive, new to entertainment, obsessed etc but not for 1 day did Eedris ever ever take advantage of my obsession or naivity.



And he made sure that nobody from his crew took advantage of this smallie. He warned them all not to funk with me or they ‘re in trouble.Eedris took me as a daughter, he mentored me and thought me how to rap. I walked, talked and rapped like Eedrishahahhaa. And when I started mixing with other celebrities, they all wanted to take advantage , they all wanted one thing, well, as per young girlwey just enter industry na, that one na sweet fish.



Alot of all the celebrities I came across wanted to take advantage but not Eedris.This man Eedris, is the reason I can beat my chest and say I never messed with any entertainer duringand after my rapping days. He’s one of the reasons I’m a very decent woman till date. “

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Slain rapperXXXTentacionis going to have an open casket funeral as family invites fans for his public memorial service in a 20,000-seat arena on Wednesday.


XXXTentacion’s family announced on the slain rapper’sInstagram pagethat fans are invited to Florida Panther’s Stadium in Sunrise on June 27, saying it will betheir ‘last chance to see him’.The service will be from noon to 6pm.According to Entertainment Tonight, the funeral will be open casket and cell phone and video cameras are strictly prohibited.


The Instagram post read;‘Please leave them at home or in your vehicle. Any person found with any deviceof the sort will be immediately turned around at the gate or escorted out and will not be allowed back on the premises,’A separate Instagram post, shared by the controversial ‘Sad’ rapper’s mother Cleopatra Bernard, asked fans to donate one dollar each to the XXXTentacion Foundation.


She said the rapper started it himself it was her son’s ‘final wish’.Bernard said all proceeds would go towards various charities helping underprivileged children, kids in foster care, the homeless, single mothers and families struggling to pay hospital bills. XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was gunned down on Monday, June 18, 2018, while shopping for a motorcycle in South Florida.


A local tatoo artist Dedrick Williams, 22, has been charged with premeditated murder. He is one of two men police believe were involved in killing the rapper.

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Former aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri  has released a write up titled “HowAhmed Musa Proved Buhari to Be a Liar.”Reno Omokri who is a strong critic of the Buhari administration referred to the “Lazy Nigerian youth” comment by Buhari and performance in governance, saying that Ahmed Musa didn’t stick to the blame game rather he performed well for 90 minutes.

Read the write up below;On April 18, 2018 at the Commonwealth Heads of GovernmentMeeting in London, Nigeria’s President listened as other commonwealth leaders chose to promote their countries and people and when it got to his turn, President Muhammadu Buhari chose to describe Nigeria’s youth as a lazy and uneducated.President Buhari said:“We have a very young population, ourpopulation is estimated to be 196 million in 2018. This is a very conservativeone.

More than 60 percent of the population is below 30, a lot of them haven’t been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria is an oil producing country, therefore, they should sit and donothing, and get housing, healthcare, education free”.This would not be the first, second or even third time Muhammadu Buhari has disparaged Nigerians to the international community.

On February 5, 2016, he told the Telegraph of the UK that the reputation Nigerians have for crime has made them unwelcome in the West.In the case of the Lazy Nigerian youth statement, what was worse is that when given the opportunity to dial back from that statement, the Presidency released astatement the next day (April 19, 2018) explaining that what the President meant is that most, but not all, Nigerian youths were lazy.

Even if I tried to make it up, my fiction could not match the unprecedented cluelessness of President Buhari and his media team.How can a President who cannot name oneproject that he initiated, started and completed in the last three call Nigeria’s youth who have accomplished many great things in the same period, lazy?Since the President’s favourite pastime is to blame his ineptitude on his predecessors rather than take responsibility and lead from the front as he promised, I would like to single out one of such youths as a role model to President Buhari.

During the Nigeria versus Iceland World Cup game that took place on Friday April 22, 2018, Ahmed Musa brought more joy to Nigerians in 90 minutes than Buhari has brought to Nigeria in three years.He did not engage in Buhari’s pastime of blame game. Neither did he make excuses to justify failure. This young Nigerian youth just scored. And to prove it was not a fluke, he scored again.I personally believe that Ahmed Musa would do a better job of governing Nigeria than the inept tyrant who called Nigerian youths like Ahmed Musa ‘lazy and uneducated’! (Almost anyone would do a better job of ruling than a man who still thinks that there is a country called West Germany).And if all Ahmed Musa did was to prove to Buhari that Nigeria’s youth are not lazy, he would have done enough. But that was not all he proved. Not by a long shot!President Buhari is notorious for being against any attempt to restructure Nigeria and prefers the statusquo which has set Nigeria backwards and to borrow the words of Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, made “the country look big for nothing before international circles”.Ahmed Musa has proven President Buhari’s fears to be unfounded by establishing once andfor all that talents abound in all parts of Nigeria and that no part of Nigeria will lose out if we restructure and replace ethnicity with merit.

If not for this Northerner names Ahmed Musa, Nigeria would have had little hope in this#RussiaWorldCup2018. All Nigerians matter.If there is anything President Buhari can learn from Ahmed Musa’s feat, it is that Nigerians want a leader that can deliverresults, like Ahmed Musa, not one that delivers activity, like Muhammadu Buhari.Nigerians need a leader with vision, one who gives hardworking youths opportunities instead of rewarding degenerate terrorists openings that should go to youths who can really contribute to Nigeria’s growth.?Let me at this point go on record as saying that I am shocked at the alleged plans by the Buhari administration to recruit ‘repentant’ Boko Haram members into the police.

Thank God theChristian Association of Nigeria has rejected the evil plan. How can terrorists police us?Next, Buhari will recruit herdsmen in the army if he has notalready done so! Mustthis government show its open bias in favour of one religion over the other? What is this madness? Will Donald Trump or Theresa May ask theirrespective police forces to recruit former jihadists or alqaeda members? AllNigerians must reject this devilish plan! ?And while our youths like Ahmed Musa continue to advance the frontiers of Nigeria’s greatness, Buhari and his team persist in diminishing Nigeria by their unprecedented hypocrisy.

For instance, on Thursday June 21, 2018, Buhari while delivering the keynoteaddress at the opening of the International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress at the Conference Centre of the Presidential Villa, asked journalists to halt fake news.Really? Is this not the same Buhari who lied that there was no fuelsubsidy and that Jonathan was deceiving Nigerians only for him to get into power and start paying double the subsidy Jonathan paid even after increasing fuel price?At the same event, Buhari also appealed to journalists not to carry hate speech, yethis own spokeswoman calls the Christian Association of Nigeriaa ‘CAN of worms’. How hypocritical can the President be? AsoRock under Buhari has become the headquarters of hate speech and fake news in Nigeria.The truth is that Buhari has proved to Nigeria’s youth that he should be in Dauraspending his pension rather than being at Aso Rock directing their futures.Before I end this piece though, permit me to say something about a Nigerian youth that is my inspiration and hero.?Four months ago, Leah Sheribu was abducted by Boko Haram, who continue to hold her captive because she refused to abandon her faith in Jesus.

I wish feminists, like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, could use their celebrity to focus the world’s attention on Leah. Leah may not be Hillary or chivalry, butshe is worthy of heraldry.President Muhammadu Buhari appears to have forgotten all about Leah. He did not mention her in his Democracy Day speech that was riddled with lies. And when the Christian Association of Nigeriareminds the Presidentof his duty to rescue Leah and prevent the killings of Nigerians by his herdsmen kinsmen, his spokeswoman Insulted them by calling CAN a CAN of worms. If you have read this, please can you stop what you aredoing and just say a prayer for the safe return of Leah? ?