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Emerging Northern Irish trio to fight on Conlan v Nikitin

A trio of emerging Northern Irish talents have been added to the historic Conlan vs. Nikitin bill at Belfast’s Féile an Phobail on August 3. Callum Bradley, Seanie Duffy and Dee Sullivan will all have their chance to shine on an #MTKFightNight screened by BT Sport in association with Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions...

Jenny Sushe brands Kubrat Pulev a liar as reporter ceases groping case

Jenny Sushe has ceased action against Kubrat Pulev on the back of a recent ruling into an incident of unwanted affection. The reporter claimed she was kissed and ‘groped on the buttocks’ by Pulev after the Bulgarian fought Bogdan Dinu in March. Sushe has since faced a barrage of abuse from...

World Boxing Council to offer ‘Oasis Vacations’ to world champions in Cancun

The World Boxing Council and Oasis Hotels & Resorts, have launched “WBC OASIS VACATIONS” program, which aims to offer a world-class vacation experience to our world champions through the premier resort services that Grand Oasis Cancun offers. Grand Oasis Cancun is part of “Oasis Hotels & Resorts”, a magnificent first-class hotel group that was...

Sport shorts: Ruiz Jr slams Joshua’s boxing ability, Barty tops world rankings, Messi’s Copa begins now

Ten things from the world of sport on Monday 24 June Andy Ruiz Jr knocks down Anthony Joshua in the third round at Madison Square Garden Ruiz Jr: Joshua is ‘not good at boxing’ World heavyweight boxing champion Andy Ruiz Jr is expecting a “hell of a fight” in the...

Why Buhari mustn’t exclude Niger Delta, Igbo, middle-belt from key appointments – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central Senator, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to exclude other parts of Nigeria in his key appointments on the basis that they did not vote for the All Progressives Congress, APC, during the just-concluded elections. He warned that doing so will amount to “simply feeding the anarchy, feeding the...

AFCON 2019: Rohr names most improved Super Eagles player

Head coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has identified Torino wing-back, Ola Aina, as the Super Eagles player that has improved quite well. Rohr stated this following Nigeria’s 1-0 victory over Burundi at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, over the weekend. Aina had a hand in the game-winning...

WBO reveals what will happen if Anthony Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz in rematch

The World Boxing Organization (WBO) has named Oleksandr Usyk as the mandatory challenger to the winner of the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr, SportsMail reports. Ruiz Jr shocked boxing fans and pundits when he knocked down Joshua four times on June 1. The rematch is expected to take...

Burna boy reacts after beating Aka, Mr Eazi to 2019 BET award

Popular Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has said he is not ‘crazy’ about receiving awards. Burna boy said this Monday morning while reacting to his win as ‘Best International Act’ at the 2019 BET awards. On his Instagram page, he wrote: “Thank you BET awards Thank you, Africa and everyone, that...

Transfer: Nigerian forward takes final decision on Chelsea future

Nigeria-eligible striker, Tammy Abraham has revealed his decision to remain in Chelsea next season. Abraham confirmed to The Sun UK that he will stay in Chelsea next season and fight for his position. This is amid speculation linking him with a departure from Stamford Bridge. Former Chelsea midfielder,...

Transfer: Wan-Bissaka set for Man Utd medicals ahead of £55million move

Crystal Palace defender, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, will have a medical at Manchester United this week ahead of the completion of his £55million move from Crystal Palace, Goal reports. Wan-Bissaka is due to arrive at United’s Carrington training facility when he returns from international duty with England’s Under-21 side. The fullback is expected...

WBO reveals what will happen if Anthony Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz in rematch

The World Boxing Organization (WBO) has named Oleksandr Usyk as the mandatory challenger to the winner of the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr, SportsMail reports. Ruiz Jr shocked boxing fans and pundits when he knocked down Joshua four times on June 1. The rematch is expected to take...

Small shops, heavy advertisers less likely to ID for tobacco

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Young people are less likely to be carded for cigarettes in certain types of shops, particularly in those that heavily advertise tobacco, a new study has found. When researchers who were 20 and 21 visited a variety of shops in a city on the verge of implementing a law prohibiting sales...

Scientists hit pay dirt with new microbial research technique

A better method for studying microbes in the soil will help scientists understand large-scale environmental cycles Long ago, during the European Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci wrote that we humans "know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot." Five hundred years and innumerable technological and scientific advances later, his sentiment...

Engineering the World’s Largest Digital Camera

In a brightly lit clean room at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, engineers are building a car-sized digital camera for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.  When it’s ready, LSST will image almost all of the sky visible from its vantage point on a Chilean mountain, Cerro Pachón, every few nights...

Could coffee be the secret to fighting obesity?

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate 'brown fat', the body's own fat-fighting defenses, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes. The pioneering study, published today in the journal Scientific Reports, is one of the first to be carried out in humans to...

NASA detects suspiciously high METHANE levels on Mars suggesting recent alien life

NASA's Curiosity rover has detected unusually high levels of methane gas on the surface of Mars, indicating the possible presence of alien life on the Red Planet. The rover detected about 21 parts per billion units by volume (ppbv) of methane, which is the largest amount ever measured during the mission, according to NASA.

Study shows visual framing by media in debates affects public perception

New research shows the way presidential candidates in a crowded field are treated visually by the media affects how viewers perceive them FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Both Democratic and Republican Party front-runners benefited from preferential visual coverage during the televised 2016 presidential primary debates, according to a new study published by University of Arkansas political...

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS COMING FOR OUR FACES

EVERY STRANGER’S FACE hides a secret, but the smiles in this crowd conceal a big one: These people do not exist. They were generated by machine learning algorithms, for the purposes of probing whether AI-made faces can pass as real. (Call it a Turing beauty contest.) University of Washington professors Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom generated thousands...

‘These two!’ Laura Byrne shares adorable photo of her former Bachelor star fiancé Matty Johnson cradling their newborn baby girl

Matty Johnson and Laura Byrne welcomed their first child, a baby girl, on Wednesday.  And on Monday, Laura Byrne took to Instagram Stories to share a photo of new dad Matty cuddling his new daughter, Marlie-Mae Rose. The 31-year-old seemed smitten with the pair, captioning the snap of the tender moment: 'These two'. 

Cardi B and husband Offset ‘splash out $100,000 on jewellery for daughter Kulture’ as they spend half a MILLION on baby’s first birthday celebrations

Their daughter Kulture turns one next month.  And Cardi B, 26, and Offset, 27, have ensured that the baby will be celebrating in style as they've reportedly splashed out on $100,000 worth of glitzy jewellery for the 11 month old.  According to TMZ, the rappers gave celebrity jeweler Eliantte the six figure sum...

Erdogan’s party suffers blow after Istanbul re-run poll defeat

Turkey's ruling AK Party has lost control of Istanbul after a re-run of the city's mayoral election, delivering a stinging blow to President Erdogan. With nearly all ballots counted, main opposition party candidate Ekrem Imamoglu had a lead of 775,000 votes, a huge increase on the margin of 13,000 he achieved in the earlier...

Brexit: ‘Dozen’ Tories could back no confidence vote, says Ellwood

"A dozen or so" Conservative MPs could support a vote of no confidence to stop a no-deal Brexit, defence minister Tobias Ellwood has told the BBC. He told Panorama that many backbenchers and ministers would rebel if the UK faced leaving the EU on the 31 October deadline without a legal agreement.

France 40C heatwave could break June records

France is braced for a heatwave with temperatures forecast to exceed 40C this week – potentially breaking the record for June. Temperatures are expected to reach 35 degrees or more on Monday, and climb even further until the peak on Thursday and Friday. The north of the country – including Paris...

Oyo: Makinde abolishes N500 examination fee, declares education levy illegal for schools

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has abolished N500 examination fee in all secondary schools across the state. The Head of Service, Mrs. Ololade Agboola, who made this disclosure, urged principals in secondary schools to comply with the free education policy of the state Government. Agboola spoke during a meeting of...

Tonto Dike under attack for associating with Bobrisky

Nollywood actor, Kingsley Abasili, has attacked controversial actress, Tonto Dikeh, for associating with popular crossdresser, Bobrisky. Kingsley said it was a shame that Bobrisky was allowed to feature in a recent Nollywood movie. The actor, however, expressed joy that a panel has been set up to look into the said movie.

Lampard to be appointed Chelsea manager “within 48 hours”

Frank Lampard could seal a sensational return to Chelsea as manager within the next two days, talkSPORT reports. The former Blues midfielder is set to return to Stamford Bridge, alongside his current Derby County No 2 and former Chelsea player Jody Morris. Their appointments will be announced “in the next 48...

Work-Life Balance: Why You’re Getting It All Wrong

While a huge percentage of the world embark on a Work-Life Balance quest, very few have succeeded in finding an acceptable definition of the concept and applied it. Today, there are so many ‘proven’ definitions that will positively impact your everyday value and balance your personal life with work but it is important to...

Berahino sure Burundi will scale group stage

Africa Cup of Nations debutants, Burundi faced Nigeria as equals and were able to show that they had quality, their captain Saido Berahino said after his side went down to narrow 1-0 defeat in their opening match, reports Reuters. Saturday’s Group B game appeared to be a mismatch with 89 places separating the two...

We will get better as competition progresses, says Ndidi

Super Eagles’ defensive midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has urged his teammates to do more if they were to excel in this year’s Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) holding in Egypt. Ndidi posted a sterling performance that earned him the Total Man of the Match award against Burundi on Saturday. The Leicester City of England...

Super Falcons…nothing has changed

Before the final round of matches were concluded last Thursday at the on-going France 2019 Women’s World cup, many football-loving Nigerians fasted and prayed for the Super Falcons to sneak into the next stage of the championship. It was a long wait after the Super Falcons failed to grab a point in their last...

Doctor, Rohr to monitor Abdullahi’s progress before Guinea clash

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr and the team’s medical staff will examine the extent of Shehu Abdullahi’s injury and decide whether to send him for treatment outside Egypt, an official of the team has said. Nigeria will meet Guinea in their second group match on Wednesday and the official said the coach would not...

I am here to market myself, says Burundi’s Razak

Burundi’s striker, Finston Abdoul Razak says he is at his first Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to advertise his skills to football scouts.The JS Kabile of Algeria striker was a thorn in the flesh of the Super Eagles’ defence line made up of Abdulahi Shehu, Williams Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo and Ola Aina on Saturday. With his fast...

Afreximbank nets $276m, offers shareholders $69m as dividend

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), at its yearly general meetings in Moscow, at the weekend, unveiled a $276 million net profit in 2018 financial year, even as shareholderd adopted its proposal of $69 million as dividend.Nigeria as a leading shareholder and current chair of the region’s largest trade bank, will no doubt get a large chunk of...

Expand tax net, not VAT, to increase IGR, NECA tells governments

The Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) has called on state governments to engage in an aggressive taxpayer enlightenment as well as expansion of their tax net to increase their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). The call was made following President Muhammadu Buhari’s advice to State Governments to increase Value Added Tax (VAT) in an attempt...

Insurer sponsors training for entrepreneurs

AXA Mansard Insurance Plc has supported third edition of the Charles O’tudor’s Brand Master Class event, in a move aimed at empowering entrepreneurs with the right skills needed for business growth. The capacity building initiative, which took place in Lagos recently, with the themed: “Spiritual Branding” had in attendance reputable personnel from different fields like Timi Dakolo, Chioma Akpotha,...

Regency Alliance gets approval to shore up capital

Shareholders of Regency Alliance Plc have urged the management of the company to hold on the dividend for the 2018 financial period, as part of its move to raise additional capital for the company.The agreement, reached at the company’s 25th yearly general meeting in Lagos, followed the announcement of a dividend payout of N200.1 million for the...

Oshiomhole, Odigie-Oyegun disagree over Edo Assembly crisis

National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has dismissed his alleged involvement in the festering crisis at the Edo State House of Assembly, adding that he does not need brigandage to sustain his position in the polity. But his predecessor in office, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, blamed the ex-labour leader for the unsavoury development.Reacting to...

Two-in-one speakers for Bauchi State Assembly

The confusion in Bauchi State House of Assembly when 11 out of 31 member-legislature elected Abubakar Sulaiman, representing Ningi Central constituency as Speaker and Danlami Dawule, representing Zungu/Galambi as Deputy Speaker, was not anticipated. Not long after the clerk swore Sulaiman and Dawule into office as Speaker and Deputy respectively for the ninth Assembly, Yusuf Vital, than other...

PDP, Gbadamosi task Sanwo-Olu on cabinet

There is growing apprehension in Lagos State over the delay by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to form a cabinet since he was sworn into office on May 29. Key among those who have raised eyebrows over the development is the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the last gubernatorial election,...

Hollywood Walk Of Fame Announces Its 2020 Star Honorees

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is about to get some new additions, as the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Walk of Fame Selection Committee announced on Thursday that 35 stars will be added next year. Julia Roberts, Chris Hemsworth, Spike Lee, Octavia Spencer and Mahershala Ali are among the Motion Picture category, alongside costume designer...

BBNaija season four winner to get N60m worth of prizes

Organisers of the Big Brother Nigeria have announced that the winner of the upcoming fourth season will walk away with 60 million Naira worth of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the e Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe noted that the increased prize money is part of significant improvement that is...

Rohr promises better Eagles’ performance against Guinea

Super Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr is optimistic of a better performance in Nigeria’s second game of the on-going African Cup of Nations against Guinea. The Eagles struggled to beat Burundi 1-0, but the team attributed the stuttering performance to the sickness suffered by key players just before the opening Group B fixture played at the Egyptian Mediterranean...

ICPC nabs impersonators of Anglican Primate, Okoh

Officials of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) have arrested six members of a cybercrime syndicate allegedly impersonating the Primate of the Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh. The Commission’s Public Relations Officer, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, made the development known in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.

How we’ll best Saraki, Dogara-led 8th National Assembly – Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Sunday said Nigerians should expect better service delivery from the ninth National Assembly. Gbajabiamila gave this commitment in Lagos while speaking at a reception dinner organised for him by the state government. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the...

How Gov. Akeredolu caused Ondo APC crisis – Kekemeke

Former chairman of the Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Isaac Kekemeke has attributed the rumblings with the party in state to the failure of the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, to accommodate all interests within the party. Kekemeke, who is the pioneer chairman of the party, explained that since the emergence...

APC crisis: Oshiomhole engaging in anti-party activities – Oyegun

John Odigie-Oyegun, former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused his successor, Adams Oshiomhole of distracting the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki from governance. He alleged that Oshiomhole was engaging in anti-party activities to create distractions for Obaseki. Reacting to the decision of the APC National Working Committee...

You should be ashamed – PDP carpets Ajimobi for speaking against Gov Makinde

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State has lambasted ex-Governor Abiola Ajimobi, for describing as mundane, the dissolution of local government executive councils and attempts by the incumbent administration to recover official cars taken away by Ajimobi’s aides. The PDP advised Ajimobi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop playing to the...

Solskjaer reveals Man Utd players he will be taking for preseason tour

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he will be taking an almost full strength squad to Asia, for their upcoming pre-season tour. However, it remains to be seen whether Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku, will travel with their futures in doubt. United are not heavily affected by Copa America...

Transfer: Unai Emery tells Arsenal board to “break the bank” for Zaha

Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, is set to go all out to sign Wilfried Zaha and will ask the board to break the bank for his signature, the UK Sun reports. Emery is desperate to bring in a winger this summer and the Crystal Palace star is his top target. Arsenal’s transfer...

AFCON 2019: CAF ranks Ighalo’s goal against Burundi as best

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has picked Odion Ighalo’s winner in Nigeria’s 1-0 win against Burundi, as the best goal of Match Day 2 at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Ighalo, who came on as a substitute for Paul Onuachu in the 72nd minute, netted the decisive strike four minutes...