Hoffenheim aim to start winning run

Hoffenheim aim to start winning run Hoffenheim had high expectations at the start of the season as they prepared to competed in the Champions League qualifying round for the first time. Four months on and Julian Nagelsmann’s team has long bid farewell to Europe’s top club competition and is also out of the second-tier Europa League after a disappointing campaign. Following a good start to the season they struggled to replicate last year’s winning form that saw them finish in fourth place, their best finish ever. A string of injuries…

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“I am separated from my baby mama” – Actor Bolanle Ninalowo

“I am separated from my baby mama” – Actor Bolanle Ninalowo Nollywood actor Bolanle Ninalowo has revealed in an interview with Genevieve Magazine that he’s currently separated from the mother of his 2 children. Ninalowo, speaking to Roseline Nya, discussed leaving Chicago to Nigeria in pursuit of self discovery, and his journey to Nollywood. He talked about his experience in the music industry, saying it prepared him for where he is today. He said: With it, I was able to study and understand the dynamics of operating within the Nigerian…

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FIFA puts off Australia football takeover

FIFA puts off Australia football takeover Australian football won a stay of execution from Fifa on Thursday over a governance crisis, with officials from the world body instead opting to mediate a final round of talks to end a bitter impasse. Football Federation Australia had been under threat of a takeover by Fifa after failing to pass requested reforms at its annual general meeting last week. It had been set a November 30 deadline to expand its membership and create a more representative congress, with the world body threatening to…

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Reds through, Christiano Ronaldo claims record

Reds through, Christiano Ronaldo claims record Philippe Coutinho’s hat-trick inspired Liverpool to score seven in their win over Spartak Moscow on Wednesday as they joined Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto in qualifying for the Champions League last 16. That quartet completed the line-up on the final night of group-stage action that was also notable for another Cristiano Ronaldo goals record in the competition. The Portuguese superstar scored his ninth in the competition this season in reigning champions Real Madrid’s 3-2 win at home to Borussia Dortmund. In doing so, he…

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Stakes are high in Manchester derby

Stakes are high in Manchester derby There have been few Manchester derbies with as much on the line as Sunday’s meeting at Old Trafford of the top two teams in the Premier League – the most anticipated clash of the campaign so far. Pep Guardiola’s City have built an eight-point lead following an unbeaten start to the season that has included 13 straight victories – equalling the record for the longest winning run in a single Premier League campaign. Not to be completely outdone, however, Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United have…

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Zidane struggling to shore up Real Madrid defence

Zidane struggling to shore up Real Madrid defence Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admitted injuries will force him into patching up a makeshift defence for Saturday’s visit of Sevilla after Raphael Varane joined an increasing list of absentees. The French international limped off holding his left leg as Madrid edged out Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in a Champions League thriller on Wednesday. However, with the defending champions already having secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League behind Tottenham Hotspur in Group H, Zidane was more concerned with…

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Guardiola unfazed by Manchester City’s first defeat

Guardiola unfazed by Manchester City’s first defeat Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola showed no disappointment after a 2-1 Champions League defeat by Shakhtar Donetsk ended his team’s unbeaten run in all competitions this season. The result also spoiled Guardiola’s milestone 100th appearance as manager in Europe’s premier club competition but the Spaniard was still delighted with the performances of second-string players in his makeshift side. “I’m so pleased for Tosin (Adarabioyo), Phil (Foden) and Brahim (Diaz) and how well they played,” he told BT Sport. “We came here to win.…

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Senate threatens to arrest NAPIMS GMD

Senate threatens to arrest NAPIMS GMD The Senate Committee on Local Content has ordered Mr. Roland Ewubare, the Group General Manager of National Petroleum Investment and Management Service (NAPIMS) to appear before it in the next 24 hours or risk being slammed the sanctions of shunning Senate’s invitation. The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Solomon Adeola made this known in a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr Kayode Odunaro on Wednesday in Abuja. Ewubare was expected to appear before the committee to explain the huge variations associated with the $16…

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Gov. Wike gets second term endorsement

Gov. Wike gets second term endorsement Political leaders, traditional rulers, various social groups of Ikwerre ethnic nationality in Rivers on Wednesday endorsed Governor Nyesom Wike for a second term in office. The endorsement was made during a visit to the Governor in Port Harcourt. Wike is also a member of the ethnic group. The President-General of Ogbakor Ikwerre Socio-cultural Organisation Worldwide, Prof. Simeon Achinewhu said that the endorsement of Wike was predicated on his outstanding achievements, since he became the governor two and half years ago. NAN reports that the…

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