Author: Sunny Green Itodo

The Super Eagles of Nigeria shared the spoils with their West African rivals, Black Stars of Ghana, in their Qatar 2022 World Cup playoff first leg clash at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, on Friday. The hosts dominated the game with 56 per cent possession but were denied goals by the strong Nigerian defense. The Super Eagles despite being with stars like Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Kelechi Iheanacho, Joe Aribo, amongst others, failed to fly pass the Black Stars. The match ended in an entertaining goalless draw. The Super Eagles were declined a penalty after a VAR check.…

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Ghanaian football legend, Asamoah Gyan, has charged the Black Stars to approach the first leg of their World Cup Playoff against the Super Eagles of Nigeria like “wounded lions”. The former Black Stars captain in a tweet Friday said the four-time African champions making it to the Qatar 2022 World Cup would be a “game changer achievement” for the nation, the players and their families. He assured them of support of Ghanaians and charged them to make history again by beating Nigeria to the World Cup ticket. He wrote: “The nation is fully behind you, to make it to the…

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Super Eagles and Omonia defender, Shehu Abdullahi, has welcomed his first child with his wife, Kannywood actress, Naja’atu Muhammad Suleiman. The former Kano Pillars star took to Instagram on Thursday to announce the arrival of their first child. He also revealed the sex of the baby. He further noted that both the newborn and the mother are fine. Sharing a lovely photo with his wife, the proud father wrote: “We are thrilled to announce our baby boy, mother and baby are in good health. We thank Allah! We were blessed with the arrival of our son this morning. We appreciate…

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to immediately relinquish his position as Minister of Petroleum. The forum made the call in a communique issued at the end of its meeting on Wednesday at Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s country home in Umuobiakwa, Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia. The governors said the it has become necessary to separate the two portfolios for effective accounting and oversight. The forum expressed concern over reports and claims of cases of crude oil theft, ranging from 80 per cent to 95 per cent. It alleged that inspite of oil…

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Popular Nollywood actress and OAP, Nancy Isime, has given some success tips to Nigerian women. This is as she advised Nigerian women who are craving to be successful to add “ashawo”, “olosho” to their plans. The Edo-born entertainer gave the advice while debunking allegations by anonymous blogger, ‘Gistlover’ that she is in a romantic relationship with a UK-based married man, Mr. Michael Dion-Goli. The TV host, while addressing the claims in a post on her Instagram Story, queried those who love to tie the success of a woman to ‘prostitution’. She demanded for “concrete proof” of the allegations saying she…

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A young woman in her late 20s has been found dead in a hotel in Makurdi, the Benue State Capital. According to eyewitness reports, the lady identified as Takor Veronica lodged with a man in Madonna Hotel around Nyiman area of Makurdi. But was found lifeless the next morning after the man she can with had reportedly left the hotel. As at the time of this report, the circumstances surrounding her death is unclear but some eyewitness sources said she died during a sex romp with her partner. Others said she was poisoned by internet fraudsters, otherwise known as Yahoo-Yahoo…

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Cameroon and Ajax goalkeeper, Andre Onana, narrowly escaped death after he was involved in a ghastly motor accident in the early hours of Tuesday (March 22, 2022). The 25-year-old was said to be on his way to Doula from the capital city Yaounde, to train with his Cameroonian teammates ahead of their 2022 Fifa World Cup Qualifier playoff against Algeria when the incident happened. However, Onana may be available on Friday when the Indomitable Lions host Algeria, as he reportedly did not sustained “serious injuries” in the accident. The accident involved three vehicles. But there are casualties as at the…

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Professor Kingsley Moghalu, a presidential aspirant under the African Democratic Congress (ADC), has disagreed with the claims by a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Presidential hopeful, Bola Tinubu, that he (Tinubu) is the most qualified person to become Nigeria’s President in 2023. This is as Moghalu says not anyone but him is most qualified to succeed President Buhari. The former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), stated this during an interaction with journalists in Kano on Monday. He said if nothing is done to get the right president in 2023, the country will become…

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Operatives of the Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 17 suspected internet fraudsters, alias Yahoo boys, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. It was gathered that the suspects were apprehended on Saturday (March 19, 2022 ). The suspects include: Samuel C., Uvande A., Joseph G., Ageva A., Emmanuel O., Ochiwu M., Dominic O, Ikpema S, Otse A. and Aondowase T. Others are, Audu-war L., Terver J., Dav J., Moses V., Abdullahi A., Agehson O., and Andoaver T. They were arrested at different locations within Makurdi following actionable intelligence on their alleged criminal activities.…

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An online troll and self-acclaimed member of Wizkid’s cult-like fan base, Wizkid FC, Mdee has apologised for his injurious and defamatory tweet against Starboy’s rival, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido. According to the troll, his tweet about Davido and Chioma’s son, Ifeanyi being Peruzzi’s child is “false and mere cruise”. Kemi Filani News recalls that Mdee had about a week ago made a post on Twitter claiming Davido was not the biological father of his son, Ifeanyi whom he used as a cover of his third album, “A Better Time”. He added that Davido has ruined the young boy’s…

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Lorient midfielder, Innocent Bonke has been called up to replace injured Wilfred Ndidi in Nigeria’s squad for the 2022 World Cup double-header against Ghana. Announcing this on their official Twitter handle on Sunday, the team also wished Ndidi, who picked an injury during Leicester City’s Europa Conference League tie with Rennes last week, a quick recovery. “Camp update: Innocent Bonke has been called up as a replacement for injured @Ndidi25 for the #WCQ games against #Ghana. Get well quick Wilf,” the team tweeted. Bonke made his debut for the three-time African champions in during a World Cup qualifier against Cape…

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A brace from Wissam Ben Yedder and a goal from Kevin Volland saw ruthless AS Monaco demolished star-studded Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 in Sunday’s Ligue 1 fixture. French striker, Ben Yedder gave the hosts the lead after finding the back of the net in the 25th minute. Volland doubled Monaco’s lead after the break with a brilliant goal in the 68th minute before Ben Yedder completed his brace 16 minutes later via a penalty kick to make it 3-0 at the Stade Louis II stadium, Fontvieille city, Monaco. Though the visitors dominated the game by having more possession, they were unlucky…

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First-half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Hakim Ziyech saw Chelsea cruised to a comfortable victory over Middlesbrough in FA Cup quarter finals clash on Saturday. Lukaku opened scoring in the 14th minute after tapping in a brilliant cross from Mason Mount. Moroccan midfielder, Hakim Ziyech doubled the Blues’ lead in the 31 minute to make it 0-2. The second-half of the game failed to produced any goal as the both sides played defensively throughout the remaining minutes. The Thomas Tuchel’s men will face Brentford in next match on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Meanwhile, Kemi Filani News earlier reported that Chelsea…

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Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen scored twice for Napoli in their Serie A clash against Udinese at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Saturday. Gerard Deulofeu opened scoring when he gave the visitors the lead in the 22 minute. Napoli efforts at getting an equalizer were all wadded off by Udinese’ defense to keep the game 0-1 at first-half time. Osimhen finally equalized for the blues after the resumption of play in the 52 minute through a header. The Nigerian got his second for the night in the 63rd minute to keep the Parthenopeans in the title race. Udinese’ chances…

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England forward, Bukayo Saka boosted Arsenal’s Champions League hopes after his lone goal helped the Gunners to defeat Aston Villa 0-1 in Saturday’s Premier League fixture. Saka scored the only goal of the match in the 30th minute at Villa Park stadium, Birmingham city, England. Arsenal chances of extending their lead were met with fierce defense from Villa. Both teams struggled for goals throughout the second-half. Mikel Arteta’s side now have 54 points – four clear of 5th place Manchester United. The North London club came into the game from a 0-2 humiliation against Liverpool, Wednesday, March 16, 2022. Goals…

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Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi’s late goal helped Everton secure an important league victory on Thursday. The Nigerian international’s goal saw Everton beat Newcastle 1-0 at Goodison Park in Thursday’s Premier League fixture. The first-half of the encounter ended in a barren draw. Everton chances of winning was greatly threatened after Allan was sent off in the 83rd minute. But Iwobi scored a winner for the Frank Lampard’s men in the 99th minute. Everton came into the game from four consecutive Premier League defeats.

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Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho led the Foxes attack as Leicester City suffered a shocking 2-1 defeat to Rennes in the second-leg of their UEFA Europa Conference League round of 16 clash, at Roazhon Park stadium, Rennes city, France, on Thursday. His compatriot, Wilfred Ndidi was also in the Brendan Rodgers’ squad, though he hobbled off after picking an injury. Benjamin Bourigeaud gav Rennes the lead before Leicester’s Marc Albrighton pulled up and was subbed off. Nigeria international, Ademola Lookman came off to replace Albrighton. Lookman came close to getting an equalizer for the Foxes in the 31st minute but…

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Super Eagles trio Joseph Ayodele Aribo, Calvin Bassey and Leon Balogun were in action as Rangers FC suffered 2-1 defeat in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League round of 16 clash against Red Star Belgrade, on Thursday. Serbian midfielder Mirko Ivanić opened scoring for the hosts in the 10th minute. Ryan Kent equalized for Rangers in the 56th minute. But a late penalty goal from Fardou Bent gave Red Star a deserving victory. However, the Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men advanced to the quarter-finals of the competition despite the loss having beat Red Star 3-0 in the first encounter.…

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The flagbearer of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the forthcoming Osun State gubernatorial election, Senator Ademola Adeleke has solicited the help of the international community to secure free and fair election in Osun state and other elections in Nigeria. The PDP’s governorship candidate made the call while playing host a delegation of the Britisih High Commission in his Ede residence. He reminded the diplomatic community of what transpired during the 2018 elections, urging proactive steps to nip in the bud any plot to rig forthcoming elections. ” 2018 is still fresh in the minds of our people. Democracy should…

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Defending champions, Chelsea have booked a place in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League following a 1-2 (1-4 agg) victory over Lille OSC in the second leg of their round of 16 clash at Stade Pierre Mauroy stadium, Lille city, France, on Wednesday. American midfielder, Christian Mate Pulisic gave the Blues the lead just before the first-half break. Yilmaz brought the hosts back to the game after equalizing in the 38th minute via a penalty kick. Defender, César Azpilicueta, scored Chelsea’s winner in the 71st minute to send the Thomas Tuchel’s side into their second consecutive Champions League quarter-finals.…

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