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25.9.18

See The Full List Of Winners At FIFA The Best Football Awards 2018

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See The Full List Of Winners At FIFA The Best Football Awards 2018
Luka Modric poses with his Best Fifa Men's Player Award alongside Marta with her Best Fifa Women's Player Award CREDIT: TIM GOODE/PA WIRE
 
Luka Modric was named Best Fifa Footballer of the Year in a London ceremony noted as much for the the players in absentia as the awards. 
 
The Croatian beat Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo to become the first player other than Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to win since Kaka in 2007. 
 
The award was decided by national team coaches and captains, select members of the media and online voting. Modric acknowledged both his club and national team achievements, which included winning the Golden Ball at the World Cup, as the deciding factors in claiming the award.
 
The Fifa Fifpro World XI (minus Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi) pose with their trophies CREDIT: BEN STANSALL/GETTY IMAGES
 
The award winners in full
 
It wasn't all about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for once - though both players did make the FifPro XI.
 
Here's all the award winners:
 
Best Men's: Luka Modric
 
Best Women's: Marta
 
Puskas Award: Mohamed Salah
 
Best Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois
 
Best Men's Coach: Didier Deschamps
 
Best Women's Coach: Reynald Pedros
 
Fair Play: Lennart Thy
 
Fan Award: Peru fans

Nigerian Man Made King In USA After Undergoing Spiritual Cleansing (Photos)

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Nigerian Man Made King In USA After Undergoing Spiritual Cleansing (Photos)
King Nwachukwu Nashid Koleoso Karade Eri undergoing a cleansing procedure
 
A Nigerian monarch, King Nwachukwu Nashid Koleoso Karade Eri, has been confirmed a ruler by his community in Lexington, Kentucky in America. He was confirmed a king after undergoing spiritual rites and cleansing.
 
According to reports, King Nwachukwu, who is a DNA tested African America Igbo and a retired university administrator, has been paying regular homage to Iduu Eri Kingdom in Anambra state yearly and has been involved in several prayers and cleansing during his stay in Igboland.
 
 
 
The historical coronation ceremony was presided by His Majesty, Eze Eri 34th, Eze Aka Ji Ovo Igbo and supported by members of his royal entourage.
 
The US House of Representatives of the commonwealth of Kentucky as well the Mayor of Lexington, all sent their encomium.

I'll Fire Every Damn General In The Army If I Become President - Sowore

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If I Become President, I'll Fire Every Damn General In The Army - Sowore
A presidential hopeful of one of the newly registered parties, African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has vowed to fire every General in the Nigerian Army presently fighting against terrorism in the country.
 
He said he will not tolerate the military chiefs the way they have been tolerated by President Muhammadu Buhari when they fail to do their jobs.
 
Sowore who stated this in Lagos on Monday during the Ripples Nigeria interview series for Presidential aspirants also spoke on Nigeria’s unity, Buhari’s integrity, and the outcome of last Saturday’s governorship elections in Osun State among other things.
 
On what he will do about security if he emerges president, he said, “I will overhaul it. I’m going to fire every damn general in Nigeria involved in fighting terrorism in the country. They are thieves and I know them, I have covered investigative reporting, they don’t want the war to end.

“I know that if you hear me saying this you will be having pity for me that they will not vote for me. We don’t need to be at the mercy of the generals, they should be at our mercy, because we are paying them”.
 
He added that he was going to bring more people into the security agencies, equip them with modern equipment and ensure a security system that will function optimally.
 
On cabals Sowore said, “We have cabals because we are voting for their principals to run the country. Their principals are people like Buhari.
 
He questioned how people continue to brand Buhari as a man of integrity, wondering how a man said to have integrity will be surrounded by the likes of former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and the former boss of the Department of State Security (DSS), Lawan Daura, among others.
 
He added, “If Mr. integrity has been in power and the integrity of the country is in question it tells you his integrity is fake.”
 
Responding to questions on Nigeria’s unity, he said while he believes “we can live together” that it must be “on the condition that there is justice”.
 
He said, “People look at Nigeria unity’s from the part of Biafra. But a lot of Nigerians have mentally seceded from the country. Even governors, senators they are no longer part of this country.
 
Speaking further, he said, “There is no governor, no senator who will allow his pregnant wife to give birth in Nigeria, not even by accident, or by premature. They are no longer impressed with the country.”
 
According to Sowore, many Nigerians will rather choose to enter a Titanic, not minding that it is going to sink than to stay in the country. He also said that many Nigerians will flood the biblical Noah’s Ark to leave the country if given such an opportunity today.
 
The AAC presidential aspirant, speaking on the recent inconclusive Osun election said what happened showed that “the ruling party can be defeated.

“APC numerically lost the election, but legally still in, but no matter what happens they are going to go down in Nigeria, they have already gone down in South East and will do so in other parts. That’s we exude the confidence we have that we are going to take back the country. We are going to defeat the PDP and APC.”
 
He added, “Since 2014 anybody that wins Ekiti loses the national election. It has already happened to APC (the All Progressives Congress) because no matter what happens they will lose (2019) election and that is because they won Ekiti election in desperation. I hate sounding as if I’m supporting the PDP (Peoples Democratic Party).”
 
He argued that the two major parties are structures that can no longer win elections if not by buying people votes.
 
“People have realised that they cannot take them to the next level. What happened in Osun was because the people did not have alternative.”
 
Source: Ripples Nigeria

20.9.18

Linda Ikeji Buys Newborn Son Brand New Bentley (Photos/Videos)

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Linda Ikeji Splashes Over N120m, Buys Newborn Son Brand New Bentley (Photos/Videos)
Sandra Ikeji posing with the Bentley Linda bought her son
 
Linda Ikeji who delivered of a bouncing baby boy on Monday at the Emory Hospital in Atlanta, and promised to spoil her son as she is ready to flaunt all she would be getting for him on social media, has done the unbelievable.
 
The blogger's sisters, Laura and Sandra, have taken to their Instagram handles to share pictures and videos of the brand new Bentley Linda just acquired for her baby, Jayce Jeremi.
 
 
Laura's video shows the receipt of the car which carries Linda Ikeji's name as the buyer on it. She shared her posts and wrote: "Sold to Linda Ikeji this one heavy sha. Bentley Mulsanne.
 
"Dear Jayce, ya mom went crazy the day u came into this world, oh boy! ya own don better. Dem born u buy Bentley. Omo mama olowo. Can't remember what my parents bought when they had me hehe. Check out Linlin' s Bentley."
 
Laura Ikeji posing on Linda's new car for son
 
A check on the price of 2018 Bentley Mulsanne revealed that it is $405,471 and when converted to Naira, it is N147,181,918.29.
 
 
Watch video of the car below as shared by Laura Ikeji;

WAEC Releases Results Of Dancing Senator, Adeleke, Scores F9 In English

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 WAEC Releases Results Of Dancing Senator, Adeleke, Scores F9 In English
 Ademola Adeleke
 
The West African Examinations Council has confirmed before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Bwari, Abuja that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, sat for its examination in 1981.
 
WAEC stated this in a court filing which it made in compliance with an order issued by Justice Othman Musa on September 11.
 
In the results attached to the documents filed by WAEC, Adeleke was listed as number 149 out of the 221 candidates that sat for the May/June 1981 examinations of the Council at Ede Muslim High School in Ede, Osun State.
 
The results showed that he sat for only English Language in which he had F9.
 
He did not sit for other registered subjects which included Mathematics,  Literature in English, Islamic Knowledge and Geography.
 
He also did not sit for Economics and Biology. Justice had directed WAEC to produce Adeleke’s results in a ruling on an ex parte application by two plaintiffs, Mr. Wahab Raheem and Mr. Adam Habeeb.
 
Justice Musa had in the ruling specifically ordered the examination body to produce in court the ledger containing results of Ademola and his mates with whom he sat for the examinations.
 
He also ordered WAEC to swear to an affidavit either denying or confirming that Adeleke, an incumbent senator representing Osun West Senatorial District in the Senate, sat for the Council’s May/June 1981 examinations conducted by the Council at Ede Muslim High School in Ede, Osun State.
 
The court ordered that WAEC should file the ledger and the verifying affidavits within five days of being served with the enrolled order.
 
The court also ordered both the Peoples Democratic Party and the Independent National Electoral Commission to show cause within five days from the day of service of the originating summons” why they should not be stopped from recognising Adeleke’s candidacy.
 
Adeleke who is the candidate of the PDP in the governorship poll has been accused of forging his WAEC certificate. But the Senator has since denied the allegation which he said was a lie being peddled by his political detractors.
 
However, in an affidavit deposed to by the Deputy Registrar/Head of School Examination Department, WAEC, Henry Sunday Adewunmi Osindeinde, and filed in response to the court’s September 11 ruling, the examination body confirmed that Adeleke sat for the May/June 1981 at Ede Muslim High School, Yidi Road, Ede.
 
Osideinde stated that the examination centre number was 19645 while Adeleke’s number as a candidate in the centre was 149.
 
WAEC attached a copy of the results of all 221 candidates that sat for the May/June 1981 in the centre at Ede Muslim High School.
 
Osindeinde said in the affidavit that: “By virtue of my position as Deputy Registrar/Head of School Examination Department, I have read the enrolled order of this court (specifically orders iv, v and vi) dated 11th September 2018 directing and compelling the WAEC to depose to an affidavit confirming or denying the said orders contained in the said enrolled order and referred to in this paragraph And I wish to state as follows:

“The said candidate named in this suit known as Adeleke Ademola, with Centre Number 19645 and Candidate Number 149, indeed sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in May/June 1981 conducted by the council at Ede Muslim High School situate at P. O. Box 6 Yidi Road, Ede, State of Osun.

“The copy of the result listing referred to by the court order as the ledger containing the results of all the candidates (001 – 221) who sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in the said school is hereby certified, attached and marked: Exhibit WA1.”
 
Adeleke has yet to file any response to the case. The plaintiffs’ had contended in the suit that Adeleke’s claim that he sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in May/June 1981 could not be true because Secondary School Certificate Examination had not been introduced then.
 
They argued that what was in existence then was the West African School Certificate Examination.
 
Justice Musa had fixed Wednesday for hearing in the case, but the court did not sit as the judge was said to be away on an official assignment.
 
The plaintiffs’ lawyer, Bankole Komolafe and the counsel for Adeleke, Nathaniel Oke, SAN, mutually agreed with court officials that the matter be adjourned till September 25.

China Unveil World's Tallest Statue Of Legendary Philosopher, Confucius

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China Unveil World's Tallest Statue Of Legendary Philosopher, Confucius
The 72-metre-tall statue
 
The World’s tallest statue of Confucius will be inaugurated in Shandong Province, in Eastern China, during this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept. 24.
 
Confucius (551–479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
 
The philosophy of Confucius, known as Confucianism, emphasised personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.
 
Throughout history, Confucius is widely considered as one of the most important and influential individuals in shaping the lives of humanity.
 
His teaching and philosophy greatly impacted people around the world and still remain in today’s society.
 
He championed strong family loyalty, ancestor veneration, and respect of elders by their children and of husbands by their wives, recommending family as a basis for ideal government.
 
The 72-metre-tall brass statue of Confucius is located near Nishan in the city of Qufu, the birthplace of the ancient Chinese educator and philosopher whose doctrine has been influential throughout the world.

“The height of the statue coincides with the number of sages among Confucius’ disciples,’’ said Hu Yantao, head of the construction project which started in 2013.
 
The main part of the statue is supported by eight pillars from the inside and its base covers an area of 7,800 square metres.
 
Yang Chaoming, head of the Confucius Research Institute of China, said the highest statue of Confucius will attract people’s attention worldwide, adding that it would helpful in promoting traditional Chinese culture.
 
He was also the first Chinese person to set up private schools and enrol students from all walks of life.
 
The ideas advocated by Confucius include rule by virtue, self-discipline in appeasing others and harmony in diversity.
 
-Xinhua

2019: Gov. Wike Speaks On Vying For The Vice Presidential Seat

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 2019: Gov. Wike Speaks On Vying For The Vice Presidential Seat
Gov. Nyesom Wike
 
While speaking in an interview with The Osasu Show at the Government House Port Harcourt on Thursday, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, declared that he will not be vying for the Vice Presidential seat as being speculated ahead of the 2019 elections.
 
According to Vanguard, the influential politician said though some of the Presidential Aspirants seeking his support have offered him the position of Vice President in the course of political consultations, he insisted that the interest of Rivers State is paramount.
 
Wike said: “There are aspirants who have promised me the position of the Vice President, but I said I will not seek the position.
 
“Not even in the dream will I seek that position at this point. I am a first term governor and the National Chairman of PDP is from my State and the South-South.
 
“These are mere allegations. People can carry rumours, but everything I will do, will be in the interest of Rivers State. Nobody can use Rivers State as a tool. They did that in the past, but not anymore“.
 
When asked to comment on the Lagos State political rift between Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and his godfather, Bola Tinubu, Governor Wike advised him to resist the godfather.
 
He said: “If it is correct that the godfather is against Ambode , I will tell him (Ambode) to resist it. I will tell him to promote the interest of his state. Godatherism is not good. It negates development.”
 
He said that in Rivers State, the immediate past Governor sold State Assets to his business partner, only to turn around to annoint the business partner to contest for the governorship position of the state.
 
“No more godfather politics in Rivers State. We are not in Lagos State. Rivers State will not accept godfatherism. My concern is to do well for Rivers State.
 
“For the over three years that we have managed Rivers State, nobody of good conscience will say that we have not done well. We are not threatened because in Rivers State, PDP is a dominant party”, he said

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