Month: May 2019

Don Jazzy speaks on being richer than Davido

Don Jazzy speaks on being richer than Davido

Entertainment
Nigerian music producer, Michael Collins popularly known as Don Jazzy has admitted that DMW boss, David Adeleke also known Davido or OBO, is richer than him (Don Jazzy). Don Jazzy, who’s viewed as one of richest musicians/producers in the Nigerian entertainment industry, made this known during a Question and Answer (Q&A) session with his fans via his official page on Instagram. He also revealed how he found his newly-signed artiste, Rema, what attracts him to ladies and many more. He also revealed how he was able to sustain Mavin Record with having issues with big artistes like D’bang, Dr Sid, Ikechukwu, D Prince and the rest. When asked by one of his fans if he was richer than Davido, Don Jazzy pointedly said, “nope.” See attachment for more:
Copa del Rey final: Barcelona release strong squad against Valencia [Full list

Copa del Rey final: Barcelona release strong squad against Valencia [Full list

Sport
Barcelona have released a strong squad to tackle Valencia in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday night in Spain. Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, on Friday released a list of 25 players through the club’s official Twitter page. Barça head to the game after playing a 2-2 draw with Eibar in their last fixture in the La Liga. Full list of Barcelona’s squad against Valencia: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Rakitic, Sergio, Coutinho, Arthur, Suarez, Messi, Dembele, Rafinha, Cillessen, Malcom, Lenglet, Murillo, Jordi Alba, Prince, Roberto, Alena, Vida, Umtiti, Vermaelen, Abel Ruiz, Inaki Pena and Carles Perez. The kick-off time for the match is 8pm.
FCMB empowers more SMEs customers in season 2 of “Race to China Promo’’

FCMB empowers more SMEs customers in season 2 of “Race to China Promo’’

Business Promotion
First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has rewarded another set of its Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) customers in Season 2 of the Bank’s reward scheme tagged “FCMB SME Race to China Promo”. The winners emerged through rounds of electronic selection from the pool of qualified SME customers in the first draws of the promo (for the months of March and April) held in Lagos, Kano, Abia and Oyo states. Among the winners are eight customers who each won the star prize of an all-expense paid trip to China (return flight ticket and hotel accommodation for 7 nights) to participate in the 2019 edition of the Canton Trade Fair, one of the world’s biggest import and export trade fairs, scheduled to hold later this year. In addition, several other SME customers won various exciting
Buhari meets Dangote, Otedola, others in Aso Rock

Buhari meets Dangote, Otedola, others in Aso Rock

News
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday hosted members of the Business Community and officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Iftar (Ramadan breaking of fast) at the State House, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha and the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari were among the government functionaries at the fast-breaking event. Members of the business community in attendance of the fast-breaking meal included Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Tony Elemelu, Alhaji Isiaka Rabiu and Chief Emeka Offor. Others were the Chairman of the Sahara Group, Kola Adesina and the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Najeem Yasin. The National Chair...
Minister speaks on division in Buhari’s cabinet

Minister speaks on division in Buhari’s cabinet

News
The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, said it was untrue that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) was divided over mode of implementation of the National Carrier project. He spoke at the backdrop of comments purportedly made by the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on the issue. In a statement by Mr James Odaudu, Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Transportation, on Friday, Sirika said that Amaechi may have been misquoted by a section of the media. He said that FEC had always been one cohesive body that could not be divided over any issue. According to Sirika, the Nigeria Air project has the full support of Council which deliberated on it and approved. “Consequently, President Muhammadu Buhari directed that the Viability
Arsenal offer 3 players plus £40m for Crystal Palace star

Arsenal offer 3 players plus £40m for Crystal Palace star

Sport
Arsenal are offering up to three players as makeweights in a deal for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha, according to The Sun, UK. Manager Unai Emery will be hopeful of bringing in new faces at the club. Palace’s Zaha, who this week admitted he wanted to leave Crystal Palace, is heavily linked with Arsenal. The Ivorian is keen on joining a team playing Champions League football. Arsenal would be in the Champions League next season should they win the Europa League final against Chelsea later this month. Palace also want £80m for Zaha this summer. But according to the Sun, Arsenal have launched an opening offer of £40m. The Gunners are unlikely to be able to match Palace’s inflated estimation. But up to three players could head south of the river as part of any
EPL: Salah, Mane missing in list of Premier League fastest players [See top 10]

EPL: Salah, Mane missing in list of Premier League fastest players [See top 10]

Sport
The top ten fastest footballers in the Premier League have been revealed. According to Opta, Fulham’s Ghanaian born Timothy Fosu-Mensah was the fastest player in the league with top Speed: 35.32 km/h. Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah did not make the list with surprise inclusion and Divock Origi. Origi was listed as Liverpool’s fastest player in the Premier League this season. Origi outpaced Salah and Mane with a top speed of 35.04km per hour. He was ranked eighth across the top-flight by Opta. Fulham goalkeeper Sergio Rico came ninth in the list. See top ten fastest players in the Premier League: 10. Patrick Van Aanholt (Crystal Palace)Top Speed: 34.96 km/h 9. Sergio Rico (Fulham)Top Speed: 35.01 km/ 8. Divock Origi (Liverpool)Top Speed: 35.04 km/h 7. Fel
EPL: Chelsea take final decision Hazard’s successor

EPL: Chelsea take final decision Hazard’s successor

Sport
Chelsea have finally decided to give star player, Eden Hazard’s number 10 shirt to forward, Callum Hudson-Odoi, when the Belgian finally leaves Stamford Bridge this summer’s transfer window. Hazard looks likely to leave for Spain, after he confirmed in an interview after the final Premier League game of the season, that he, “has made his decision,” regarding his future. Real Madrid are yet to agree a fee with the Blues for the 28-year-old as they haggle over a price between €100million and €130m. However, Daily Mail is now reporting that Chelsea board wants Hudson-Odoi to wear Hazard’s No. 10 shirt in a bid to persuade the England youngster to sign a new contract extension. The report claimed that Chelsea hierarchy will hold talks with the player’s representatives before the end of th
Guardiola claims Treble harder than winning Champions League

Guardiola claims Treble harder than winning Champions League

Sport
Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has inisted that their domestic Treble, was harder to achieve than winning the Champions League. City wrapped up their third silverware on Saturday, with an emphatic 6-0 victory over Watford. It came just six days after pipping Liverpool to the Premier League title by a single point. The champions had clinched the Carabao Cup earlier in the year. “It’s one of the best seasons I’ve experienced as a manager, not the best but one of the best for sure. “To be for 10 months playing in all competitions. No team, including incredible teams in this country, have done this and we were the first. “I love the Champions League, but to do [the Treble] is more difficult than to win the Champions League and we did it. “It’s not easy for 10 mo
Wilder knocks Breazeale out in first round, eyes Joshua fight

Wilder knocks Breazeale out in first round, eyes Joshua fight

Sport
Deontay Wilder knocked out Dominic Breazeale in one round, to retain his WBC heavyweight crown, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in the early hours of Sunday. Wilder landed a huge right hand to stop Breazeale with his 20th first-round KO. The American’s win keeps alive a potential undisputed unification showdown with three-belt champion Anthony Joshua. “The power is real, it’s something that I don’t have to really train for. “I think it will happen. It’s going to happen. I believe in all my heart it will happen,” Wilder told ringside reporters after the bout