Tuesday, 25 April 2017

[ NEWS ] Anambra Central: No polls unless all court cases are cleared – Ngige

Anambra Central: No polls unless all court cases are cleared – Ngige

















[ NEWS ] : Sex worker sells 3-month-old baby for N200,000 in Katsina

Sex worker sells 3-month-old baby for N200,000 in Katsina














[ NEWS ] : Cartoon: Mr & Mrs

 Cartoon: Mr & Mrs

[ NEWS ] : Without delivery, we are doomed!

Without delivery, we are doomed!














[ SPORTS ] : Super Eagles friendly: Rohr wants only teams above Nigeria in FIFA rankings

Super Eagles friendly: Rohr wants only teams above Nigeria in FIFA rankings
















[ NEWS ] : DTHA bye-election: WADATEG urges electorates to vote credible candidate

DTHA bye-election: WADATEG urges electorates to vote credible candidate 













[ NEWS ] : Electricity generation averages 3,687mw in Q1’17—NBS

Electricity generation averages 3,687mw in Q1’17—NBS 








[ NEWS ] : Kanu’s bail ruling: Security blocks Fani-Kayode from entering inside court


Kanu’s bail ruling: Security blocks Fani-Kayode from entering inside court


















[ NEWS ] : World Malaria Day: ExxonMobil, YEDI hold football tournament

World Malaria Day: ExxonMobil, YEDI hold football tournament 

















[ NEWS ] : Mob lynch suspected human parts dealer in Ilorin

Mob lynch suspected human parts dealer in Ilorin 












Friday, 14 April 2017

[ SPORTS ] : Jenson Button 'excited' for Monaco GP F1 return, say McLaren

Jenson Button 'excited' for Monaco GP F1 return, say McLaren

Eric Boullier had "easy" time asking Jenson to drive in Monaco GP; But Button will not run at post-Bahrain GP test

Jenson Button will come out of F1 retirement to race for McLaren in Fernando Alonso's place at the Monaco Grand Prix next month

[ SPORTS ] : MICHAEL JORDAN SAYS HE COULD'VE BEATEN LEBRON 1-ON-1, UNSURE ABOUT KOBE BRYANT

MICHAEL JORDAN SAYS HE COULD'VE BEATEN LEBRON 1-ON-1, UNSURE ABOUT KOBE BRYANT



[ SPORTS ] : Manchester United defender Luke Shaw vows to prove Jose Mourinho wrong after public criticism

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw vows to prove Jose Mourinho wrong after public criticism

Luke Shaw says he already sees a 'massive change' in himself a week-and-a-half after holding talks with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
Luke Shaw says he already sees a 'massive change' in himself a week-and-a-half after holding talks with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
Luke Shaw has vowed to prove Jose Mourinho wrong following the Manchester United manager's public criticism of him.
In early April, Mourinho voiced his concerns with Shaw's "focus and ambition", claiming the 21-year-old was "a long way behind" some of his team-mates at Old Trafford.

Man Utd vs Chelsea

April 16, 2017, 3:30pm
The criticism came after the left-back, who suffered a double-leg fracture in September 2015, made just one appearance for United since the end of January, with Mourinho opting to select Under-21 squad players over the England international.

Shaw has since returned to the United squad following a frank discussion with Mourinho, featuring in their last two Premier League fixtures Everton and Sunderland.

And, speaking exclusively to Sky Sports' Geoff Shreeves, the defender revealed Mourinho's criticism has galvanised him like never before.

"The criticism was very hard but I've had it before," Shaw said. "But this time around I dealt with it better.

"When I first came to United there was a lot of discussion about me and that was hard, it was something that was new to me.
I was used to positive feedback and comments in the media but coming to United everything changed, there was negativity.

"I took that badly and it knocked me down a bit but this time I've come back wanting to fight and I want to prove everyone wrong.

I said to the manager ‘I’m going to prove you wrong’. I believe and want to do that, not just for myself but for the fans that have been behind me and supported me through this time.

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw
"At the end of my meeting with the manager I said 'I'm going to prove you wrong'. I believe and want to do that, not just for myself but for the fans that have been behind me and supported me through this time.

"I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I want to push for the best from me.

"I wished the season wasn't coming to an end, I wish it was the start, because I want to play games and games and hopefully I can keep giving good performances and keep my spot in the team and push for the Europa League and top four."

Le Tiss' United-Chelsea XI

Diego Costa and Paul Pogba fail to make Matt Le Tissier's Man Utd and Chelsea combined XI
Shaw was handed his first start in five weeks in United's 3-0 victory at Sunderland last weekend, playing 61 minutes on Wearside.

His display prompted a public show of approval from Mourinho, who put his arm around him as he left the field.

Shaw stopped short of describing his performance at the Stadium of Light as the turning point of his recent troubles but claimed it was the start.

Shaw played 61 minutes on his return to the Manchester United starting line-up
Shaw played 61 minutes on his return to the Manchester United starting line-up
"You could say I've turned the corner but I'd say I'm at the start of turning the corner," he added.

"It was what I needed after what the manager had said over the last couple of weeks, although I took it positively.

"When he said 'good performance' when I came off the pitch it made me feel better as a person and more confident than I already was.

"It was very important for me to get those minutes, they were a good 60 minutes. I was disappointed not to have played the full 90 but the manager was positive with me and it was lovely to see.

Mourinho praised Shaw's display against Sunderland on Sunday
Mourinho praised Shaw's display against Sunderland on Sunday
"I had a really good chat with him (after the criticism) and I totally agree with him - I will do whatever he wants.

"I've always been a hard worker but maybe, if I look back, maybe I wasn't working as hard as he likes.

"We had a really good talk and he discussed what he wanted from me and even in a week-and-a-half I've seen a massive change in myself, not just on the pitch but off it as well.

"Now it's my time to fight until the end of the season and show the boss what I can bring to help his team."

[ SPORT ] : Bahrain GP Practice One: Sebastian Vettel on top, but Kimi Raikkonen breaks down

Bahrain GP Practice One: Sebastian Vettel on top, but Kimi Raikkonen breaks down

Mixed start for pacesetters Ferrari as Mercedes keep a low profile in searing Bahrain temperatures; McLaren's Vandoorne stops on track

Sebastian Vettel has taken early bragging rights for Ferrari at the Bahrain GP by setting the pace in Practice One - but team-mate Kimi Raikkonen's car broke down in scorching desert temperatures.

In by far the hottest track session of F1 2017 so far, with ambient temperatures approaching 40 degrees, Ferrari made the early running while Mercedes seemingly focused on heavier-fuel runs and set-up work.

When's the Bahrain GP?

Vettel set the pace from the Red Bulls by four tenths of a second with a best lap of 1:32.697, with fellow championship leader Lewis Hamilton down in 10th place, nearly two seconds off the pace. Ferrari ran a new front wing in the session.

Practice One in Bahrain is usually one of the least representative sessions of the whole season owing to the fact it takes place in the middle of the afternoon, whereas qualifying and the race happen under floodlights in cooler evening conditions.

"Of all the sessions, this is probably the one that has least relevance to what you do over the weekend," said Sky F1 analyst Pat Symonds.

"They were using this very experimentally. I think they were setting a few reference points for next week's test."

The high temperatures appeared to afflict the power unit on Raikkonen's SF70-H with the Finn forced out of the session after just six laps with an overheating turbo.

McLaren also ran into reliability problems as an ERS-related fluid loss stopped Stoffel Vandoorne's car out on track.

 Team-mate Fernando Alonso, whose decision to race in the Indy 500 instead of the Monaco GP next month has dominated talk in the build-up to the weekend, fared better and finished eighth.

Felipe Massa spun late on his Williams with a possible braking issue, but both he and rookie team-mate Lance Stroll finished in the top six.
Sergio Perez, who has starred in Bahrain before, was fourth in a Force India car which featured a number of aero upgrades in the session.

Practice Two takes place at 4pm BST, live on Sky Sports F1, when the floodlights will come on for the first time this weekend as teams start to focus on Sunday's race.

Bahrain GP Practice One Timesheet
 
1. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 1:32.697

2. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bulll, +0.400

3. Max Verstappen, Red Bull, +0.869

4. Sergio Perez, Force India, +1.398

5. Felipe Massa, Williams, +1.549

6. Lance Stroll, Williams, +1.625

7. Esteban Ocon, Force India, +1.635

8. Fernando Alonso, McLaren-Honda, +1.675

9. Romain Grosjean, Haas, +1.867

10. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, +1.939

11. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, +2.141

12. Nico Hulkenberg, Renault, +2.230

13. Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren-Honda, +2.300

14. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, +2.305

15. Jolyon Palmer, Renault, +2.371

16. Kevin Magnussen, Haas, +2.882

17. Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, +3.191

18. Pascal Wehrlein, Sauber, +3.262

19. Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso, +3.382

20. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, +9.636

*All times set on soft tyre bar Raikkonen on mediums

[ ENTERTAINMENT ] : It’s victory for all, say members

 It’s victory for all, say members












[ ENTERTAINMENT ] : Alicia Keys wins Amnesty `ambassador of conscience’ award

 Alicia Keys wins Amnesty `ambassador of conscience’ award












[ ENTERTAINMENT ] : Diplo, Davido, Reekado, others for Eko Atlantic festival

Diplo, Davido, Reekado, others for Eko Atlantic festival













[ ENTERTAINMENT ] : Nigerians’ love for me is priceless — Debbie-Rise

Nigerians’ love for me is priceless — Debbie-Rise















Friday, 7 April 2017

[ SPORTS ] : Suarez, Aubameyang, Kane, Lukaku, Costa? Who is the world's best striker?

Suarez, Aubameyang, Kane, Lukaku, Costa? Who is the world's best striker?


Luis Enrique believes Luis Suarez is the world's greatest striker, but do the numbers support his claim?

[ SPORTS ] : Joshua vs Klitschko: All methods to book the Wembley Stadium event are now open

Joshua vs Klitschko: All methods to book the Wembley Stadium event are now open


Have a look at the promo for Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko, which will be exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office on the April 29

[ SPORTS ] : Masters 2017: Tee times for the second round at Augusta National

Masters 2017: Tee times for the second round at Augusta National

Tee times for the second round of the 81st Masters at Augusta National.
(USA unless stated, all times BST)
Starting at hole 1
1300 Rod Pampling (Aus), William McGirt
1311 Mark O'Meara, Hudson Swafford, Roberto Castro
1322 Ian Woosnam (Wal), James Hahn, Brad Dalke (a)

The Masters - Live

1333 Ross Fisher (Eng), Pat Perez, Byeong-Hun An (Kor)
1344 Jose-Maria Olazabal (Spa), Ryan Moore, Webb Simpson
1355 Ernie Els (Rsa), Jason Dufner, Bernd Wiesberger (Aut)
1406 Danny Willett (Eng), Matt Kuchar, Curtis Luck (a) (Aus)
1417 Vijay Singh (Fij), Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Toto Gana (a) (Chi)
Danny Willett is hoping to defend his Masters title this week
Danny Willett is hoping to defend his Masters title this week
1428 Angel Cabrera (Arg), Henrik Stenson (Swe), Tyrrell Hatton (Eng)
1439 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Steve Stricker, Mackenzie Hughes (Can)
1501 Charley Hoffman, Chris Wood (Eng), Yuta Ikeda (Jpn)
1512 Sergio Garcia (Spa), Lee Westwood (Eng), Shane Lowry (Irl)
1523 Bernhard Langer (Ger), Alex Noren (Swe), Patrick Reed
1534 Rory McIlroy (Nirl), Hideto Tanihara (Jpn), Jon Rahm (Spa)
Rory McIlroy is aiming to win his first Green Jacket
Rory McIlroy is aiming to win his first Green Jacket
1545 Marc Leishman (Aus), Bill Haas, Justin Thomas
1556 Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Jimmy Walker
1607 Daniel Summerhays, Russell Henley
1618 Trevor Immelman (Rsa), Jhonattan Vegas (Ven), Brendan Steele
1629 Mike Weir (Can), Scott Piercy, Billy Hurley III
1640 Larry Mize, Brian Stuard, Stewart Hagestad (a)
1651 Soren Kjeldsen (Den), Jim Furyk, Kevin Chappell
Butch Harmon thinks Dustin Johnson is the man to beat at Augusta this week
Butch Harmon thinks Dustin Johnson is the man to beat at Augusta this week
1713 Sandy Lyle (Sco), Sean O'Hair, Scott Gregory (a) (Eng)
1724 Zach Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Adam Hadwin (Can)
1735 Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Gary Woodland, J.B. Holmes
1746 Adam Scott (Aus), Andrew Sullivan (Eng), Kevin Kisner
1757 Francesco Molinari (Ita), Daniel Berger, Thomas Pieters (Bel)
1808 Fred Couples, Paul Casey (Eng), Kevin Na
Jason Day features in the final group on Friday
Jason Day features in the final group on Friday
1819 Russell Knox (Sco), Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn)
1830 Branden Grace (Rsa), Brooks Koepka, Jeung-Hun Wang (Kor)
1841 Jordan Spieth, Martin Kaymer (Ger), Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng)
1852 Phil Mickelson, Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spa), Si Woo Kim (Kor)
1903 Brandt Snedeker, Justin Rose (Eng), Jason Day (Aus)

[ SPORTS ] : Europro Final Qualifying Outright

Europro Final Qualifying Outright

Masters Tournament

Augusta National Golf Club













[ SPORTS ] : CAF postpones Rayon Sports v Rivers Utd clash

CAF postpones Rayon Sports v Rivers Utd clash 












[ SPORTS ] : Musa, London police row

 Musa, London police row 














[ SPORTS] : AFCON 2019: Rohr plots against South Africa

AFCON 2019: Rohr plots against South Africa















[ ENTERTAINMENT ] : Ali Baba, K1 De Ultimate, Basketmouth, others join #NECLIVE5 line up

Ali Baba, K1 De Ultimate, Basketmouth, others join #NECLIVE5 line up 











[ ENTERTAINMENT ] : #BBNaija: 2Baba, Tiwa Savage, Runtown to perform at grand finale

#BBNaija: 2Baba, Tiwa Savage, Runtown to perform at grand finale 


















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