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Sunday 23 February 2020

Tyson Fury stops Deontay Wilder in brutal seventh-round KO to win WBC heavyweight championship (photos/videos)

Tyson Fury has become the WBC heavyweight champion of the world, defeating Deontay Wilder in the 7th round in the Heavyweight championship clash on Sunday morning Feb 23rd at MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas

Fury who came in as the challenger, surpassed the odds, by getting a technical knockout over Deontay Wilder.

In the third round, Fury knocked out Wilder, making the American fall down to the canvas, his second time of touching the canvas in his career.

In the last round (seventh), Fury smashed Wilder in the face with a straight right, and Wilder was trapped in the corner, causing his people to throw in the towel after noticing that he had a bloody cut on his mouth and blood dripping out of his ears. The referee immediately called off the match, granting Fury the much coveted WBC heavyweight crown, and Wilder's first loss of his career.

After the match, Wilder said:

“I’m doing good. Things like this happen. The best man won tonight, but my corner threw in the towel and I was ready to go out on my shield. I had a lot of things going on heading into this fight. It is what it is, but I make no excuses tonight. I just wish my corner would have let me go out on my shield. I’m a warrior. He had a great performance and we will be back stronger.

“Even the greatest have lost and came back, that is just part of it. You just take it for what it is. I can make no excuses tonight. I had a lot of complications. But we’ll come back stronger next time around. This is what big-time boxing is all about, the best must fight the best. I appreciate all the fans that came out and supported the show, and I hope that everyone gets home safely.”

Tyson Fury, the new champion, said

“A big shout out to Deontay Wilder. He came here tonight and he manned up and he really did show the heart of a champion. I hit him with a clean right that dropped him and he got back up. He is a warrior. He will be back. He will be champion again.

“But I will say, the king has returned to the top of the throne!”

Fury now has the WBC , lineal and Ring Magazine belts. Congrats to him!!

Watch videos below...

Twitter users react after Kelechi Iheanacho is ''hit'' by goalkeeper in Man City's win over Leicester (photos/video)

Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho was wiped out by Manchester City goalkeeper, Ederson, five minutes before half-time in Leicester’s 1-0 defeat on Saturday, after he collided with the Brazilian as they both competed for the ball.

Iheanacho while trying to head home James Maddison’s pass, got hit in the face by goalkeeper Ederson, who was trying to reach the ball first. Leicester appealed for a penalty, but only a corner was given, and while Iheanacho continued after treatment, he was substituted at the break on the advice of the club medical staff.

No penalty or red card was given and now some football fans on Twitter have come out to blast referee Paul Tierney and Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for not sending off Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson, after the ''reckless challenge,'' with one user comparing Ederson's punch to that of heavyweight boxers Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

Watch the video and see Tweets below.

Ederson on Iheanacho.

Absolutely ridiculous that this isn’t a foul and a red card.

Never understood why we send off field players for dangerous late challenges but goalkeepers are immune— Henry Bushnell (@HenryBushnell) February 22, 2020

Thursday 20 February 2020

Odion Ighalo makes history as first Nigerian player to play for Man United since it's inception 142 years ago

Nigeria's Odion Ighalo made history on Monday night as he came on for new club Manchester United in the 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, replacing Anthony Martial in the 90th minute.

Ighalo wearing the number 25 jersey, broke two records on Monday night - He is now the fist Nigerian player to play for United since the creation of the club 142 years ago and the 200th player to make appearance for Manchester United in the Premier League.

Here comes @IghaloJude for his #MUFC debut ?

He's replaced @AnthonyMartial as we enter stoppage time.#CHEMUN— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 17, 2020

200 - Odion Ighalo is the 200th player to make an appearance for @ManUtd in the @premierleague, and is the first Nigerian to do so. Cinematic. #CHEMUN— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 17, 2020

The Nigeria ex-international and a former Premier League star with Watford, came back to the premier league having joined the Red Devils from Shanghai Shenhua on a six-month deal in January.

Congrats to him.

Amotekun commanders speak at Ekiti assembly in 'combat regalia' (photos)

Photos of Amotekun commanders speaking at Ekiti state house of assembly in their combat regalia have gone viral on social media.

The commanders were at the assembly complex for a public hearing on the security outfit and also to give their submission on the security initiative.

This is coming after the Ekiti assembly passed the Amotekun bill transmitted by Governor Kayode Fayemi into law.

Here are photos of Amotekun Commanders below;

Comedian Drew Carey's ex-fiancee Amie Harwick killed in Hollywood

Amie Harwick, a Hollywood sex therapist, and ex-fiancée of comedian Drew Carey was killed over the weekend in Hollywood.

Harwick, 38, was found unresponsive in her home early Saturday with injuries consistent with a fall, according to a statement from the LAPD.

Police responded to reports of a "woman screaming" in Harwick's Hollywood Hills neighborhood, the statement said. They met Harwick's roommate in the street, who told them Harwick was being assaulted inside the home.

Officers found Harwick on the ground beneath a third-story balcony. She was "gravely injured" and unresponsive, LAPD said.

The Los Angeles Fire Department transported her to a local hospital, where she later died, the statement said.

An ex-boyfriend, Gareth Pursehouse, was arrested on Saturday afternoon as a suspect in her death the statement said. Mr.Gareth is being held on a $2 million bail.

Before Harwick 's death, she expressed fear about a former boyfriend and filed a restraining order against the man, the statement said, but the restraining order had expired.

The 38-year-old, who was a well-known therapist in West Hollywood became engaged to Drew Carey, the host of "The Price is Right," in 2018. But the pair split a year later.

Reacting to her death, Carey wrote in a statement on Monday: “Amie and I had a love that people are lucky to have once in a lifetime. She was a positive force in the world, a tireless and unapologetic champion for women, and passionate about her work as a therapist. I am overcome with grief. I would like to thank you in advance for giving myself and everyone who loved Amie privacy while we try to work through this tragic situation.”

CBS’ The Price Is Right, has postponed production following the death of host Drew Carey’s former fiancée Amie Harwick.

Nigerian man found dead in his apartment in Indonesia (photos)

A Nigerian man identiied as Ogubie John Izuchukwu was reportedly found dead under mysterious circumstances at City Pak Apartment in Cengkareng, Jakarta, Indonesia.

According to Facebook user, Sylvester Nwodo, the man's body was discovered on Monday morning, February 17.

"This Person died this morning In City Pak Apartment Cengkareng Indonesia .Any body that knows him should indicate,so that the family can be contacted.Plz Keep sharing so it can get to the right destination.. thanks."

Lionel Messi and Lewis Hamilton share Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award

Lionel Messi and Lewis Hamilton shared the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award on Monday night.

The superstar footballer and Formula one driver pipped Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, Marc Marquez and Eliud Kipchoge for the honour. The pair were tied for first place in the voting by former sports greats who make up the members of the Laureus Academy.

Hamilton, who was given the award by former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, said: 'It's all of our responsibility to use our platform for really pushing for gender equality, inclusivity and making sure that we are engaging and trying to represent where the world is today.'

Messi who was not at the event said: 'I apologise I was not able to come to the event tonight. I really wanted to be there but unfortunately, I could not make it.

'I would like to thank the Academy for giving me this recognition.

'The truth is that this is a very special award and I am honoured to be the first to win this from a team sport. Thank you very much.'

#Laureus20 @LaureusSport ?? Leo #Messi has the floor ...— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 17, 2020

Nollywood actor Yemi Blaq loses his father

Nollywood actor, Yemi Blaq has lost his father to the cold hands of death.

The actor confirmed his father's death via an Instagram post he shared. He wrote;


Donald Trump slams Obama for ‘trying to take credit’ for US economic boom

Donald Trump blasted his predecessor Barack Obama for claiming that he's responsible for creating legislation that caused economic booms in both of their administrations.

On Monday, Obama tweeted a photo of what appeared to be his signature at the foot of the Recovery Act, a stimulus package passed in February 2009.

"Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history," Barack Obama wrote.

And Trump took to Twitter to slam Obama's claim as a "con job."

He tweeted: "Did you hear the latest con job? President Obama is now trying to take credit for the Economic Boom taking place under the Trump Administration. He had the WEAKEST recovery since the Great Depression, despite Zero Fed Rate & MASSIVE quantitative easing. NOW, best jobs numbers...."

In a subsequent tweet, Trump decried the economic recovery under Obama as the weakest since the Great Depression of 1929. He also asserted that the US would be in dire financial straits had the Democratic party won the 2016 presidential election.

He wrote: "....ever. Had to rebuild our military, which was totally depleted. Fed Rate UP, taxes and regulations WAY DOWN. If Dems won in 2016, the USA would be in big economic (Depression?) & military trouble right now. THE BEST IS YET TO COME. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!

The north will destroy itself if it doesn’t change - Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi has warned that the northern region of the country will destroy itself if it doesn't change its ways.

Speaking at a programme to commemorate the 60th birthday celebration of Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, the Kano monarch stated that repeating the same thing and expecting a different result shows that something is wrong.

Emir Sanusi who pointed out that the country is moving on, stated that real change can only come in the region if things are done differently.

He also averred that a day will come when there will be a constitutional amendment that addresses issues of quota system and federal character, because the rest of the country cannot continue educating their children who will remain unemployed because they come from the wrong state.

He said;

“It is almost correct now to say that, if you are seen as normal, if you are a governor in the north or a leader in the north, and you are seen as normal in the sense that you continue to do what your predecessors have been doing, doing the same thing, which has been normalised, then, there is something wrong with you. You are part of the problem, ” Sanusi said.

“The real change in the north will come from those who are considered mad people, because you look around and say if this is the way we have been doing things, and this is where we have ended up, maybe we need to do things differently.

“If the north does not change, the north will destroy itself. The country is moving on… If we don’t listen, there would be a day when there would be a constitutional amendment that addresses these issues of quota system and federal character.

“The rest of the country cannot be investing, educating its children, producing graduates and then they watch us, they can’t get jobs because they come from the wrong state, when we have not invested in the future of our own children."

He also disclosed leaders from northern Nigeria can't afford to be happy when about 87 percent of poverty in Nigeria is in the region.

Emir Sanusi added;

“Nobody who is a leader in northern Nigeria today can afford to be happy,” Sanusi said.

“You cannot be happy about 87 percent of poverty in Nigeria being in the north. You can’t be happy with millions of northern out-of-school children. You can’t be happy with nine states in the north contributing almost 50 percent of the entire malnutrition burden in the country.

“You can’t be happy with the Boko Haram problem. You can’t be happy with all the issues.

“So, we wish Nasir a happy birthday, but we do not want him to be happy as a leader. Because you are happy when you think you have reached a state of delivering and taking your people to where you want them to be.”

Emir Sanusi also commended Governor El-Rufai for addressing the main issue in his state which is education.

He said;

“If you look at what Nasir is doing in Kaduna, with 40 percent of his budget in education, that is the only thing that is going to safe the north. I know that, when we say these things, they don’t go down well."

Monday 17 February 2020

The north will destroy itself if it doesn’t change - Emir Sanusi

A Florida surgeon, Dr Moses deGraft-Johnson has been charged by US prosecutors to the tune of $26million in healthcare fraud, after they found out he allegedly defrauded government and insurers with fake surgeries so as to fund his political ambition in his native Ghana.

A federal grand jury early this month unsealed a 58-count indictment alleging that Dr Moses falsely billed insurers, including Medicare and Medicaid, for work he did not perform.

According to the Federal Department of Health and Human Services investigations, deGraft-Johnson claimed to have performed over a five-year period more than 3,600 atherectomies and angioplasties, surgeries that were never performed.

'He used his access to the hospital's daily census to poach patients for his scheme to defraud, instructing his staff to cold call patients from the hospital so that he could use their presence to fraudulently bill health care programs,' prosecutors said in court documents.

Prosecutors asked the judge to keep the doctor in custody as his long term goal was to be the president of Ghana suggesting he was a flight risk.

US Magistrate Judge Charles A Stampelos agreed and ordered deGraft-Johnson held until trial, set for March 23.

Johnson's assets were freezed after Investigators said they looked into the doctor's bank accounts and discovered at least $1.8million in international wire transfers to entities and associates in Ghana plus the fact that he has a relative who was the vice president of Ghana in the 80s.

'He's a wonderful doctor, and I will defend him vigorously,' said William Bubsey, the attorney who represented deGraft-Johnson during Friday's detention hearings, even though he isn't sure he will represent Johnson when the main trial starts.

Bubsey also said the allegations against Johnson were false as the money he sent home was used to help poor people in Ghana and not for any political ambition.

Justin Bieber finally shaves off his mustache after fans begged him, his wife Hailey Baldwin happily reacts

Justin Bieber is rocking a new look after listening to his fans who begged him to shave off his mustache.

In the video the 25-year-old pop star shared, he was spotted facing the mirror in the bathroom. He began shaving off his mustache without hesitation and expressed a happy look with the result he got.

Bieber also shared a selfie in which he showed off his major transformation and it came with the caption;

I shaved. MUSTASHIO went on holiday, but he will be back in due time

The singer's wife, Hailey Baldwin who seemed happy with the new look was in the comment section of the Instagram post. She wrote "Yeeeee" along with a heart eyes emoji.

Justin Bieber has also began opening up on the several transformation he underwent in the last few years.

In "Forever" which is one of the tracks in his recent album "Changes", Bieber insinuated that he is living his best life. He said;

"Never thought I'd settle down, I cannot lie to myself / I was busy focusin' on bein' by myself / Set my feelings to the side, they all got dusty on the shelf / You wiped them down when I had nothin' left."

Comparison with those on social media is one of the things killing people today - Nathaniel Bassey

Gospel singer, Nathaniel Bassey on Monday morning appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youths, not to allow themselves slip into depression by comparing their lives to people on social media.

In a post shared on his IG page, the singer stated that as a youth pastor, he has come to understand that many of the problems youths face is because they compare their lives to others, forgetting all the benefits of God towards them. He encouraged everyone to remmber God's goodness and stay giving thanks always.

He wrote

As a youth Pastor myself, I get to speak with a lot of young people. And many times when I trace the root of their issues, one of the things I find, amongst other things, is this. The era we live in is one of “make belief”


I have seen people take sad trips because all they do, all day, is focus, ruminate & meditate on the shines & blings that, some times, others intentionally want them to see, especially on social media, while forgetting the ENORMOUS goodness and mercies of God in their own lives. And the moment you cease to see how good HE has been to you, you open a door to these tormenting spirits. And all they make you see is how “terrible” your situation is. And as you feed on this, you begin to get “weighed” down. DEPRESSED. “THE- PRESS” begins to act on you- then you begin to make DECISIONS based on these feelings. And the end of these decisions play out the lies you were told by the devil. And later you tend to feel a sense of justification about the way your felt at first.

PLEASE GIVE THANKS! Spend more time in the word. Focus on His goodness. Literally COUNT THEM. As as you do, the Holy Spirit would shed more light on then bringing to your remembrance God’s faithful acts in your life . Then even the things you are expecting and waiting on would begin to fall in place one after the other !
Nothing wrong with looking at other people’s successes. But do so and be truly grateful for them, without necessarily doing so against the backdrop of your own situation.
This week BE GRATEFUL !

Piers Morgan and Jameela Jamil drag each other on Twitter and it ends with Jameela blocking Piers

Jameela Jamil has been forced to block Piers Morgan after they both went at each other for days on Twitter.

It all began on February 13 when the TV host taunted the British actress amid claims she has Munchausen syndrome.

For every tweet Piers shared mocking her, Jameela hit back. It got to a peak today when Jameela responded to Piers' taunts.

She tweeted at him: I'll be remembered one day for being the annoying woman who changed global policies and worked on laws to protect/destigmatize the mental health of our youth. You will be remembered as the annoying rent-a-gob and celebrity stalker who was on literally EVERY wrong side of history."

And Piers responded: "You won't be remembered at all."

Jameela later revealed she has blocked Piers.

See their tweets below.

People who shout in church are selfish - Vector

Nigerian rapper, Vector has taken a swipe at people who believe that ''God will hear them more when they shout in church.''

According to the rapper, such act shows how selfish people are because they want God to answer them first.

Vector tweeted;

Why the hell do people shout in church believing God would hear them more. If anything, it shows how selfish we are cos the volume increases mostly cos the individual vuvuzela wants “God” to answer him/her first. That! My brethren, isn’t Christian. That’s competition.

'Go f*** yourself': Porto and Malian striker, Moussa Marega blasts Vitoria SC fans after he was racially abused (photos/video)

The Primeira Liga game between Porto vs Vitoria Guimaraes was marred by yet another show of racism in football as Malian striker, Moussa Marega was racially abused by Vitoria SC fans after he scored his side's winner on Sunday.

When the 28-year-old striker scored in the 60th minute, he celebrated his goal by pointing to the colour of the skin on his forearm, which prompted monkey noises and chairs to be thrown from the stands.

Marega even celebrated with one of the discarded plastic seats but then made his way to the side of the pitch, with his thumbs down and seemingly booing the home supporters.

He was shown a yellow card for the reaction and after the abuse continued he attempted to angrily leave the pitch, but was restrained by his teammates and opposition players, including Porto coach Sergio Conceicao.

The Malian striker who spent a season on loan at Vitoria in 2016-17 was later substituted in the 72nd minute and replaced with Wilson Manafa.

After the final whistle, Marega took to Instagram to blast the racist supporters: 'I'd like to tell those idiots that came to the stadium to shout racist abuse... go f*** yourself.

'I also want to congratulate the referee for not protecting me and showing me a yellow card because I'm defending my skin colour.

'I hope I never meet him again on a football pitch!! YOU'RE A DISGRACE!!!'

His coach, Conceicao also spoke about the incident while speaking in his post-match interview.

He told reporters: "We are completely indignant,"

"They insulted Marega since the warm-up. We are all a family here, regardless of our nationality, skin colour, height or the colour of our hair and we all deserve respect. What happened here is outrageous.

"I know the fans here are very passionate about their club and many fans are not represented by some of the people who were in the crowd today."

Watch the videos below.

GOLO! FC Porto, Marega aos 60', Vitória SC 1-2 FC Porto #LigaNOS #VSCFCP
??— VSPORTS (@vsports_pt) February 16, 2020

Moussa Marega incident for those that haven’t seen it, 100% within his rights to want to leave the field. FC Porto, Sérgio and the Liga need to stand by him and make sure that this incident goes punished.

( ? courtesy of @vsports_pt)— Próxima Jornada (@ProximaJornada1) February 16, 2020