Ooni of Ife Names Son after Predecessor, Adesoji Aderemi

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Ooni of Ife Names Son after Predecessor, Adesoji Aderemi         The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Wednesday fulfilled his promise to name his newly born prince after his predecessor, Sir Tadenikawo Adesoji Aderemi. The day which climaxed the first eight-day of the 21 days cultural rites traditionally observed at the Ile Oodua Palace of the Ooni of Ife for naming newborn princes and princess started with the traditional movement of the Ooni from his private residence in the palace to the sacred…

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‘I Hope We Will Play Soccer Together In The Sky’, Pele Mourns Maradona

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‘I Hope We Will Play Soccer Together In The Sky’, Pele Mourns Maradona       Brazilian football great Pele mourned his fellow legend Diego Maradona after the Argentine died Wednesday, saying he hoped they would “play together in the sky” one day. “Sad news today. I have lost a dear friend, and the world has lost a legend,” Pele wrote on Instagram, alongside a picture of Maradona hoisting the World Cup trophy in 1986. “There is much more to say, but for now may God give his family strength.…

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CAF President Ahmad to Appeal FIFA 5-Year Suspension

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CAF President Ahmad to Appeal FIFA 5-Year Suspension         Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad announced on Wednesday he will appeal FIFA’s five-year ban for corruption to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Ahmad, from Madagascar, has been head of CAF since March 2017 but was suspended by the global body on Monday for “governance issues”. “I challenge the sanction that has been imposed. Beyond my case, it is the self-determination of football in Africa that is under attack,” the 60-year-old posted on Twitter. “This…

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BREAKING: Argentine Football Legend Diego Maradona is Dead

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BREAKING: Argentine Football Legend Diego Maradona is Dead         Argentine football legend, Diego Maradona has died of cardiac arrest at the age of 60, his spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. Renowned with Brazil’s Pele as one of the greatest footballers of all time, the Argentine World Cup-winning captain died of a heart attack, having undergone brain surgery earlier this month, a member of his entourage told AFP. The Gimnasia coach had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating the landmark birthday, after complaining of low…

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Senator Elisha Abbo Dumps PDP for APC

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Senator Elisha Abbo Dumps PDP for APC         Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo, representing Adamawa North in the Senate has announced his defection, to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Senate President, Ahmad Lawan made the announcement on the floor of the Senate. Abbo, a first-term lawmaker, was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). According to his letter to Lawan, he dumped PDP due to the mismanagement of the party in his home state of Adamawa by Governor Ahmadu Umaru…

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Trump Planning to Pardon Ex-Aide Flynn – US Media

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Trump Planning to Pardon Ex-Aide Flynn – US Media         US President Donald Trump plans to pardon his former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI over his Russian contacts, US media reported Tuesday. Axios and the New York Times both cited unnamed sources as saying that Trump plans to include Flynn in a series of pardons he will issue in the final days of his presidency. Flynn’s secret talks with the Russian ambassador to Washington in December 2016,…

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Keystone Bank Raises The Bar With ‘Kennovate’ TV Commercial – By Sola Adeyemo

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Keystone Bank Raises The Bar With ‘Kennovate’ TV Commercial – By Sola Adeyemo       Saying Keystone Bank has raised the bar in the area of top-notch television commercial production in Nigeria with a new advertising campaign is actually an understatement as it has actually pushed the boundaries of the current benchmark of Nigeria’s creative ingenuity as far as thinking (deeply) outside of the box is concerned. In my view, it’s unarguably Nigeria’s Television Commercial of the decade as it raises the benchmark for other banking commercials coming behind…

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UBA Foundation’s National Essay Competition 2020 Brings Out Finest Young Creative Writers in a Challenging Year

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UBA Foundation’s National Essay Competition 2020 Brings Out Finest Young Creative Writers in a Challenging Year 10 out of the 12 winners are girls       The UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the United Bank for Africa, today, held its 10th annual National Essay Competition (NEC) in a virtual ceremony that was attended by high school students from across the nation. The UBA Foundation’s Education initiative has been changing lives for a decade as the tertiary education scholarship programme continues to impact the lives of many students and…

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Neymar Penalty Keeps PSG on Course in Champions League

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Neymar Penalty Keeps PSG on Course in Champions League       A nervy Paris Saint-Germain were outplayed for long spells but held on after an early Neymar penalty to beat RB Leipzig 1-0 on Tuesday and revive their Champions League campaign. Last season’s runners-up had lost two of their opening three matches in Group H and would have been staring at an early exit from the competition had they lost again to the Germans behind closed doors at the Parc des Princes. Yet Neymar’s 11th-minute spot-kick proved enough for…

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Royal Baby’s Picture Circulating on Social is Fake, Says Ooni’s Palace

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Royal Baby’s Picture Circulating on Social is Fake, Says Ooni’s Palace       The palace of the Ooni of Ife has warned against sharing of fake pictures of the new born son of the royal household, as doing so might constitute invasion of privacy, an actionable offence. This was contained in a statement by the Director of Media, Ooni’s Palace, Moses Olafare, on Tuesday. Olafare in a statement explained that Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, who had the sole right to make the face of the baby public is yet to…

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