Awujale churning out falsehoods – Egba chiefs

The war of words between the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, and the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, took a dizzying dimension on Monday morning as 22 Egba chiefs, including 15 Ogboni chiefs, gathered in Ake Palace, Abeokuta, Ogun state, to reply Adetona over what they alleged as his “comments against the person and office of Alake.” Oba Adetona had last Thursday in Lagos claimed among other  things that the Alake was a junior chief in Egba forest under Alaafin who fled to Ibadan and that Alake is also of the same status with some Ijebu Obas like the Ebumawe of Ago – Iwoye that are under the jurisdiction of Awujale. The Awujale made the remarks in reply to an earlier ranking of the Yoruba obas by Alake which placed the  Awujale at the tail end on the hierarchy of status. But reading a prepared speech signed by the Balogun of...

FIFA bans South African officials over match-fixing

A former South African football chief, Leslie Sedibe was banned by the FIFA Ethics Committee for five years after an inquiry into match-fixing surrounding the national team. Sedibe, who was South African Football Association chief executive for one year including through the 2010 World Cup hosted by the country was also fined 20,000 Swiss francs (18,200 euros/$20,000). Two former referees officials, Steve Goddard and Adeel Carelse, were also banned for two years by FIFA’s ethics committee adjudicator chamber. All were found guilty of breaches of conduct and disclosure. But FIFA did not give details of the case. It said only that the three cases were linked to “international friendly matches played in South Africa in 2010” before the World Cup. Another former SAFA referees chief, Lindile Kika, was banned for six year in October 2015 for his role in the match-fixing inquiry....

Yemi Alade Celebrates Her Birthday in South Africa

[caption id="attachment_14222" align="alignnone" width="300"] Yemi Alade[/caption] Yemi Alade  aka Mama Africa celebrated her birthday over the weekend in South Africa and a number of celebrities were at the intimate event to celebrate with her as she turned a year older. D’banj, Tiwa Savage, Joselyn Dumas, Pearl Thusi, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Denrele Edun, Chioma ‘Chigul’, Toke Makinwa, Osas and Gbenro Ajibade among others were present to celebrate with Yemi Alade....

Ighalo shoots Watford to Wembley

[caption id="attachment_14218" align="alignnone" width="284"] Odion Ighalo[/caption] Watford hitman Odion Ighalo chose a good day to return to goal scoring form as he nailed a goal in the 50th minute on Sunday to help the English side to their first-ever Wembley FA Cup semi-final. The Nigerian and his teammates defeated cup holders Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium to achieve the feat. Ighalo had misplaced his goals boots the last one month but found his footing on a day that meant so much to the ambition of the medium rated English side. Nigeria coach Samson Siasia should be excited seeing the striker hit back of the net again as the March 25 date against the Egyptians in Kaduna draws nearer. No statement had come from the Watford managers as of press time to give a definite picture of the Nigerian’s injury as he limped off the pitch before the end of the match....

CAF: Enyimba, Nasarawa win, Wolves lose

It was once again a weekend of mixed results for Nigeria’s representatives on the continent as Enyimba and Nasarawa United won their matches in the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup while Warri Wolves suffered a loss at home in the Champions League. Enyimba on Sunday beat Vital’O of Burundi 5-1 at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt to take an advantage into the second leg of the match in Bujumbura in a fortnight. Wolves in the Champions League, lost 1-0 to visiting El Mearreikh of Sudan. The Seasiders will have to turn the tie around in Sudan to stand a chance of qualifying for the next round of the competition. In the CAF Confederation Cup, Nasarawa also on Sunday, beat 10-man CS Constantine of Algeria 1-0 at the National Stadium, Abuja to take a slim advantage into the second leg also in a fortnight. The Solid Miners have been struggling — both...

Juliet Ibrahim claps back at fan who questioned her age

TVC E - Juliet Ibrahim who celebrated her 30th birthday on Saturday has slammed a fan who accused her of lying about her age and saying she looks way older than what she says. It looks like celebrities are now in a competition of who would clap back first. The fan hit at the actress for lying about her age saying she looks older than 35 stating that "by their bones we shall know their age...

Palestinian teacher wins 2016 Global Teacher Prize

TVC  NEWS - Hanan Hihoub, a Palestinian primary school teacher who grew up in a refugee camp has won a $1 million prize for teaching excellence on Sunday, beating out 8,000 other applicants from around the world. Hanan al-Hroub, who teaches in the West Bank city of al-Bireh just outside Ramallah, was awarded the second annual Global Teacher Prize during a ceremony in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Bukola Samuel-Wemimo reports from Dubai that the Global Teacher prize closing usually draws the curtain on the Global education skills forum and this year's grand closing of the conference began with the use of the arts to highlight the importance of knowledge. Hollywood and Bollywood were on hand to lend their support for Teachers across the Globe. There were good will messages from leaders of thought from around the world, on the contributions of the top ten finalists for the prize. Last year, President Bill...

Paul Okoye misses mum at ‘trying time’

TVC E - It is often said that one may not appreciate what he has until until he loses it, this really captures the mood and feelings of Paul Okoye of the Psquare. The last few weeks have been some of the most challenging for pop brothers, Psquare with reports of family troubles and an impending break up which is also breaking the hearts of their fans. Only days ago, one half of the duo, Peter performed alone in Abuja as ‘Mr P’ which appears to be the final indication that the group is parting ways. Paul is now wishing their mum was alive seemingly to help them at this trying period. ‘I wish you were around, now I understand what this life is without having a mother,’ Paul wrote on Instagram.   ...

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