Barca eye league title

29 April 2011 Barcelona look to build on their morale-boosting 2-0 Champions League semi-final win over rivals Real Madrid by moving a step closer to their third consecutive league title with victory at promoted Real Sociedad on Saturday. Two goals from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona put one foot in the Champions League final with the triumph over Madrid on Wednesday…

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Siasia: ‘Nigeria good for AYC title’

30 April 2011 Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, has tipped the Flying Eagles to win this years African Youth Championship in South Africa on Sunday. (John) Obuh is a disciplined and very determined coach and I see him inspiring the team to win the cup at the expense of Cameroon on Sunday, predicted Siasia. We have the players who can…

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Buhari’s loss and voter apathy

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The groundswell of opposition against the ruling People's Democratic Party in the north seemed to have petered out. Although voting for the gubernatorial election did not take place in Kaduna, Bauchi, Sokoto, Adamawa and Kogi states, in most of the north where it did take place, the apathy was pervasive. Of course, a major reason for this is fear--as many…

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Akwa Ibom elections hold amid skirmishes

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The governorship and House of Assembly elections in Akwa Ibom State were conducted under an atmosphere of peace, despite some skirmishes and cases of ballot box-snatching witnessed in some local governement areas. Fights were witnessed in places like Uyo, the state capital, Nsit Ibom, Etim Ekpo, and Etinan, while two cases of ballot box-snatching were reported in Ibiono Ibom. The…

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XAMINATION: Ghetto Dreamz

Stingomania (April 2010) Starring Trybson Dudukoko, Gabriel Afolayan, Jaywon, Kayode Odumosu, Rachael Oniga and Doris Simeon This Dagrin biopic begins what may become a new filmmaking trend in Nigeria. It explored a genre that is well-defined in other countries but new to the Nigerian movie front. Without a prior work to test the viability and profitability of the genre within…

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The second attempt

Joy Odiete, popularly known as J’odie, wrote her break-in single ‘Kuchi Kuchi’ after heartbreak. The viral hit, which has been on the airwaves for a while, has set Jodie’s foot in musical stardom’s door; the rest, it seems, is up to her. After participating as a top ten contestant in the 2007 musical talent hunt show, ‘Idols West Africa’, her…

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Super Falcao sinks Villarreal

28 April 2011 A stunning four goal show by Colombian striker Falcao saw Portuguese champions Porto come from a goal down to overwhelm Spanish side Villarreal 5-1 on Thursday in their Europa League semi-final first leg clash in Oporto. Falcao's goals took him to a record 16 in the competition, beating Jurgen Klinsmann's total of 15 for Bayern Munich in…

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‘Nigeria happy to take Ghana’s place’

29 April 2011 President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Aminu Maigari, has said Nigeria would reclaim the African Youth Championship for West Africa after defending champions Ghana made an early exit from the tournament in South Africa. Nigerias Flying Eagles defeated the Junior Eagles of Mali 2-0 at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto in the first semi-final of the AYC…

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Ferguson counting on mentality

29 April 2011 Sir Alex Ferguson believes the winning mentality ingrained in his Manchester United players will play a vital role in any end-of-season charge for silverware. Over the last two decades, United have dominated English football and have rarely buckled under the pressure as they fight on more than one front to lift further trophies. United are once again…

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Kaduna electorate ready to choose their governor

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As the electorate in Kaduna State go to the polls today to elect their next governor and members of the state House of Assembly, everyone is anxious to know who will emerge as the next occupant of Sir Kasim Ibrahim House, the state's seat of power. The incumbent, Patrick Yakowa, who is contesting on the platform of the People's Democratic…

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Complaints trail Cross River polls

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Allegations of fraud in the elections conducted in Cross River State are pouring into the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Calabar. Aggrieved candidates of the defeated parties are calling for their outright cancellation. Notable among the petitioners are Eyo Etim Nyong, Joseph Etene and Cletus Obun of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Victor Okon of…

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Ekiti ACN chairperson urges calm over killing of members

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Following the killing of two members of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Ekiti State during the just concluded election, the state chairperson of the party, Jide Awe, has appealed to members of the party to remain calm. A member of the party, identified as Ojo Selewa, was allegedly shot dead in Iludun Ekiti in Ilejemeje local government area…

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Expensive announces wedding plan Wazobia FM’s on-air personality, James Expensive, also known as E-to the-X-to-the-P, has revealed he is getting married on Saturday April 30 in Ikeja, Lagos. The co-presenter of a daily mid-evening show with Opute Pius Junior, better known as OPJ before relocating to the Abuja Wazobia FM station, is set to wed his girlfriend Ozioma Obijama. MI…

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YOUNG BOSS: The clothesmaker

Williams Babalola is the chief executive officer of Willbak Clothing, an arm of Dewillbak Enterprises, established in 2008. A business administration graduate from Covenant University, Williams is also an associate member of the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria (ISMN) and Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). He speaks to X2 about his business. Tell us about your business. Willbak Clothings is…

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