Author: Seyi Godwin

UEFA has initiated disciplinary proceedings against Spanish footballers Álvaro Morata and Rodri for singing a song that made a sovereignty claim on Gibraltar during Spain’s European Championship title celebrations. The two players led a crowd in chanting “Gibraltar is Spanish” on Monday, a day after Spain’s victory over England in the Euro 2024 final. UEFA announced on Friday that a disciplinary inspector has been appointed to investigate a potential violation of its rules by Morata and Rodri. The Gibraltar Football Federation had filed a formal complaint with UEFA on Thursday, prompting the disciplinary action. Gibraltar, a British overseas territory for…

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Global superstar Rihanna has made a major announcement, revealing that her fashion brand, Fenty Beauty, is partnering with the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games as a premium partner. Taking to social media on Thursday, Rihanna shared the exciting news with her fans, saying “[I] tried to tell yall….we outside all 2024!!!”[I’m] proud to announce that @FentyBeauty is a premium partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games baby! FentyxParis2024.” The 2024 Olympic Games are set to take place in Paris, France, from July 26 to August 11, 2024, with Canadian singer Celine Dion scheduled to perform at the opening ceremony. The…

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has issued a stern warning to the Federal Government over the withheld salaries of university non-teaching staff. The congress threatens a nationwide protest if the government fails to address the issue. In a statement by its Head of Public Affairs, Benson Upah, the NLC condemned the alleged harassment of protesting university workers by the Commissioner of Police, FCT, Bennet Igweh. The police had stopped the Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Allied Institutions from protesting in Abuja. The NLC described the police…

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Isaac Balami, a prominent aviation expert and youth activist, has made a surprise move by defecting from the Labour Party (LP) back to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Balami, who was a former National Deputy Campaign Manager for the Obi/Datti presidential campaign in 2023, announced his decision on Wednesday in Abuja. Balami had initially left the APC in 2023 over the party’s Muslim-Muslim ticket, which he strongly opposed. However, he has now reversed his stance, stating that President Bola Tinubu’s administration has proven him wrong. He praised the president’s efforts in appointing credible Nigerians and promoting equity, particularly in the…

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has applauded the Federal High Court’s judgment confirming Dr. Asue Ighodalo as its legitimate candidate for the Edo State governorship election. The court’s decision upholds the party’s primary election held on February 22 in Benin City. In a statement, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, hailed the judgment as a victory for democracy, rule of law, and internal democracy. “The spontaneous jubilation across Edo State reaffirms Dr. Asue Ighodalo as the undisputed preference of the majority of the people,” he said. The party congratulated Ighodalo and urged unity among members to ensure victory in the…

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Nigerian songstress, Simi, has made a surprising revelation about her music listening habits. In a recent appearance on the ‘Zero Conditions’ podcast, Simi disclosed that she only listens to her husband, Adekunle Gold’s music, and no one else’s. When asked about her favorite artists or songs, Simi replied, “I don’t listen to anybody’s music, the reason I listen to my husband’s songs is because I’m married to him.” She, however, mentioned that she enjoys Post Malone’s first album ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ and loves J.Cole. Simi further explained that she doesn’t listen to music often, and even her own album, which…

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In a surprise move, renowned singer Adele has revealed her decision to take a break from music, opting to explore other creative pursuits. The 16-time Grammy winner, who has been residing in the US for two years, plans to return to her home country in November. Adele clarified her intentions in an interview with German broadcaster ZDF, stating, “I don’t have plans for new music at all. I want a big break, and I think I want to do other creative things just for a little while.” This hiatus follows the success of her 2021 album ’30’, which earned her…

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Former Germany international, Mesut Ozil, has fondly recalled his remarkable on-field connection with Cristiano Ronaldo during their time together at Real Madrid. The duo played alongside each other for three seasons, sharing the pitch for 149 games and combining for 39 goal contributions, with Ronaldo scoring 32 of them. Their partnership yielded three titles, including one La Liga championship. Ronaldo’s impressive goal-scoring form during that period saw him net at least 53 times in each campaign, totaling 168 goals in 164 games across competitions. In a recent interview, Ozil reminisced about their telepathic understanding, stating, “Cristiano Ronaldo understood me very…

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In a bid to alleviate the economic hardship faced by Nigerians, the Federal Government has dispatched 20 trucks of rice to each of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Bola Tinubu at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja on Monday. According to Idris, each truck contains 1,200 bags of 25kg rice, totaling 24,000 bags per state, aimed at providing relief to the most vulnerable persons and families. This distribution is the first step by…

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the cancellation of the aptitude test for 2024 Direct Entry candidates. Instead, the Board will consider other placement criteria for Direct Entry admissions. In a post on its official X handle on Monday, JAMB informed the candidates of the development, stating: “Attention 2024 DE Candidates! This is to inform you that the Board has shelved the conduct of aptitude test for the year. Other placement criteria shall be considered for your admission while adequate preparation goes into the exercise ahead of next year.” This decision means that Direct Entry candidates will…

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