Newcastle agree £12m deal to sign Townsend

TVC E, SPORTS - Newcastle United have agreed a 12 million pound fee with Tottenham for England winger Andros Townsend. The Magpies have been in discussions with Spurs over Townsend for much of January after the 24-year-old fell out of favour at White Hart Lane. Townsend made his Tottenham debut in a Europa League 5-0 win against Hearts in Edinburgh in August 2011 after a series of loan moves. Sunderland have offered 10 million pounds plus striker Fabio Borini for Swansea City forward Andre Ayew. The Black Cats have been pursuing Ayew for several weeks now and are understood to have made an initial approach for the player 10 days ago. The Ghana international has scored eight Premier League goals this season....

Australian Open : Serena Williams beats Sharapova

TVC E, SPORTS - Reigning champion, Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova for the 18th time in a row to reach the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday. The American who is bidding for a 22nd Grand Slam title, saw off fifth seed Sharapova 6-4, 6-1 at Melbourne Park. It is 12 years since Williams lost to the Russian, and the world number one moves on to face fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the semi finals. Radwanska advanced to her second Australian Open semi-final after beating Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-1, 6-3. In the men's draw, defending champion Novak Djokovic stormed to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 victory over seventh seed Kei Nishikori to set up a semi-final clash with Roger Federer. Djokovic fired a cross-court backhand winner to close out the match and will make his sixth appearance in the last four at Melbourne Park. 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer had earlier advanced to his 12th...

CHAN exit : Oliseh apologises to Nigerians

[caption id="attachment_7890" align="alignleft" width="300"] CHAN: Nigeria-Guinea match[/caption] TVC E, SPORTS - Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh says he is sorry for his team's exit from the ongoing African Nations Championship in Rwanda. The home-based Super Eagles crashed out of the tournament after losing 1-0 to Guinea's Syli Stars on Tuesday. “We apologize to Nigerians for this loss, we never planned to exit the tournament this early. The boys gave their best, “Oliseh said on his Twitter handle – Coach @SundayOOliseh. The other game between Tunisia and Niger ended 5-0, thereby giving Tunisia three points from the encounter. With the Eagles’ defeat, Guinea and Tunisia have qualified for the second round with five points each. Nigeria came third on the table with four points from three matches, coming behind Tunisia and Guinea. Eagles, hitherto to their crash were leading the table with two points ahead of three other contenders....

Five candidates for February election –FIFA

Five candidates have been formally admitted to stand for the presidency of soccer’s global governing body after the election that was held on Feb. 26. The Five candidates which were chosen by the FIFA’s ad-hoc Electoral Committee include Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, Sheik Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain and Jerome Champagne of France. In a statement, it said Gianni Infantino of Italy and Switzerland and Tokyo Sexwale of South Africa are among the approved candidates....

“Garri Ijebu is not from Rat” – Doris Simeon

Doris Simeon Doris Simeon is happy to say she loves Garri Ijebu, not even minding the recent Lassa fever outbreak that indirectly places embargo on garri consumption. In a chat with #TVCconnectMeets, a personality and lifestyle segment on TVC online platform, Doris also made known her passion for roasted yam and pepper. 'Garri Ijebu is not from rat, nothing should happen to my bread and garri,' Doris told #TVCconnectMeets. Meanwhile, Doris's endorsement is coming on the same day Ogun State Government said that it has placed 19 people including a female undergraduate of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta under watch for Lassa fever.    ...

Nigeria crash out of CHAN, lose 0-1 to Guinea

TVC E, SPORT - Nigeria's home based Super Eagles have crashed out of the ongoing African Nations Championship, CHAN, after losing 0-1 to Guinea. Eagles, hitherto to their crash were leading the table with two points ahead of three other contenders. Meanwhile, the other game between Tunisia and Niger ended 5-0, thereby giving Tunisia a good three points from the encounter. With the Eagles' defeat, Guinea and Tunisia have qualified for the second round with five points each. Nigeria came third on the table with four points from three matches, coming behind Tunisia and Guinea. Coach Sunday Oliseh had on Monday warned his team against committing costly mistake, saying the encounter with Guinea was a must win for the Eagles....

Witness tells court -Metuh gave me $2m cash

The Money Laundering Trial against PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh began yesterday Monday, 25th Jan. at the Federal High Court, Abuja with the prosecution calling 2 of its witnesses. The First witness, Nneka Ararume who is an employee of ARM (Asset Resource Management) admitted collecting the sum of $2 million cash from the PDP spokesman on December 2, 2014 from his house at prince and Princess Estate, Abuja with an instruction to invest the said amount in the name of his company –Destra Investments Limited. Nneka who was put in charge of managing Olisa Metuh’s investment company-Destra Investments said after collecting the money, she converted it into cash with the assistance of two bureau de change operators. In the evidence led by lead prosecution lawyer, Sylvanus Tahir, the witness Nneka Ararume said: “Metuh gave me the sum of $2m in $100 bills. It was taken to bureau de change operators who would then transfer...

Pasuma gives daughter Toyota Matrix for birthday

[caption id="attachment_7859" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pasuma and his daughter, Wasilat[/caption] TVC E, LIFE STYLE - One of the special and memorable days one cannot forget in a hurry is birthday and many can spend inestimable amount to celebrate it. This may be one of the reasons for fuji music star, Wasiu Alabi  Odetola's action at the 25th birthday of his first daughter, Wasilat Ayinuola. Pasuma as fondly referred to by his lovers, recently gave his eldest daughter, Wasilat Ayinuola a Toyota Matrix for her 25th birthday. Basking in the euphoria  of the event, Pasuma took to Instagram on January 22, 2016, his daughter’s birthday to send her anniversary wishes. “Having you as my daughter is my greatest accomplishment, and I didn’t even do a thing. You did it all, just by being you.” [caption id="attachment_7861" align="alignleft" width="292"] Pasuma and his daughters[/caption] Oganla as he is also called said further: “ I don’t know what I did in a...

Gbemi reveals secrets about Olumofin’s on twitter

 Gbemi Olateru-Olagbebi threw subs at two popular brothers Joro Olumofin and Dokun Olumofin on Twitter, talking about how they attend parties without invites and how they ask wedding organizers for invites. The drama was especially about Toolz upcoming wedding, dated January 30th. Gbemi thought the brothers were not invited for the wedding when they actually got invited....

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