Rape: D’Banj sues Seyitan for NI.5bn

D’Banj, has dragged his accuser in the celebrated rape case, Seyitan Babatayo, before an FCT High Court demanding N1bn for general damages and N500m for aggravated, punitive and exemplary damages. Babatayo had accused D’Banj of raping her in Glee Hotel, Lagos, sometime in December 2018, an allegation the musician has denied, according to The Punch. In the suit filed on his behalf by his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), the musician sought an order barring Babatayo from making further accusations against his person. He also seeks an apology from his accuser…

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More details emerge on how Ibidun Ighodalo really died

More details have emerged on how Ibidun Ighodalo, a former beauty queen and wife of Ituah Ighodalo, Senior Pastor of Trinity House Church, Lagos, died. It will be recalled that the former Miss Lux died in the early hours of Sunday, June 14, 2020, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.The woman, who would have clocked 40 years of age on July 19, reportedly died of a heart attack in her sleep. A seasoned event planner, Ibidun was said to have been in Bayelsa and Rivers states to help with the building…

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How my husband died -Dan Foster’s wife

Popular Nigerian-based American radio personality, Dan Foster, who died on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, died from coronavirus as confirmed by his wife, Lovina that the veteran broadcaster tested positive for COVID-19-the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Lovina told Channels Television that test for COVID-19 came back positive on Tuesday before he died on Wednesday afternoon. Popularly called ‘The Big Dawg,’ Foster was a Nigerian broadcaster and On-Air personality with many years of experience.Prior to his relocation back to Nigeria, Foster worked with numerous radio stations in the United States of America.…

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How Majek Fashek died

Nigeria’s biggest reggae act, Majek Fashek passed on at the age of 57 in New York, yesterday. The performer, popular for hits such as Send Down the Rain and So Long for Too Long, died in his sleep in New York, his manager Omenka Uzoma told the BBC. Omenka’s statement did not state if the popular musician died at home or in a medicare facility. In a post on Instagram, Mr Uzoma said it was “a time for us all to celebrate his achievements, and not mourn”. The musician, whose…

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Last moments of Sosoliso Airline’s boss, Victor Ikwuemesi

Founder And CEO Of Sosoliso Airlines, Victor Ikwuemesi died in a London earlier after testing Positive for COVID-19. He was admitted to the hospital on Saturday. The Chairman of the defunct airline died a few days after he was admitted and diagnosed with Coronavirus. A source close to the family told newsmen that Ikwuemesi was admitted to an unnamed London hospital after a brief illness. He later tested positive for COVID-19 in the result that was released on Tuesday. Founder of Sosoliso was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on oxygen since he arrived at the hospital. The source added; When the oxygen was removed for…

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Funke Akindele, husband in court for violating COVID19 lockdown, plead guilty

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele on Monday was arraigned before Ogba Magistrate Court 1 for violating the Covid-19 lockdown directives by the Federal Government. Actress Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello, have been arraigned by the Lagos State Government for alleged violation of the lockdown order to check the spread of coronavirus. The couple was arraigned at the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ogba. They pleaded guilty to the one count filed against them by the Attorney General of Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN). The actress who celebrated her…

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Replacing Rohr won’t be a challenge, says Pinnick

Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has assured Nigerians that getting a new coach won’t be a challenge should Gernot Rohr refuse to sign a new contract to the presented the German tactician. Amaju Pinnick has hinted that a fresh contract for Super Eagles coach, Rohr, will be ready in one week. National Infinity reports that Pinnick was quoted saying “I get calls every day from coaches that want to come here” in response to the possibility of getting a replacement in good time should Rohr reject the new contract.…

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Lockdown Breach: Funke Akindele, others to appear in court

Actress, Funke Akindele may be prosecuted today by Lagos State government for breaching the COVID19 lockdown rule. National Infinity reports that Akindele, popularly known as Jenifa was arrested on Sunday by the police after she allegedly hosted a birthday party for her husband at her residence located within Amen Estate. Lekki.  She will be charged before Ogba Magistrate Court 1. The prosecuting team will be from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP). Some of the dignitaries that attended the party included; Naira Marley, Rasheed Gbadamosi, a former Lagos state governorship…

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Salawa Abeni lists suspect in April Fool’s day blackmail attempt

Queen Salawatu Abeni, Nigeria’s celebrated Waka music legend says she suspected that the nude pictures for which are the tools of a blackmail attempt on here could have been taken in her days with an unnamed ex-partner. The respected ‘Waka Queen’, said she woke up today, Wednesday, April 1 and received an SMS from this strange phone number 08131802886 claiming to have her naked photos and threatened to publish it on social media if she would not pay. According to Alhaja Salawa Abeni, these photos are real but they could…

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COVID19: Lagos making progress, set to discharge 6 more patients

The Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Health, Dr Tunde Ajayi, has disclosed that six of the patients at the Infectious Disease Hospital have recovered just as the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, at a briefing on Wednesday said the state was tracing over 2,000 contacts. Ajayi via his twitter handle, @thetundeajai, said the patients would be discharged soon. “Six of our #COVID19 inpatients have recovered and will be discharged soon. There is something Lagos is doing right. Lagos takes the lead,” he wrote. According…

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Stop cooking with paracetamol, NAFDAC warns

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned food vendors and others against the use of paracetamol as a tenderiser in cooking meat and beans. Mrs Roseline Ajayi, the Kwara Coordinator of NAFDAC, gave the warning recently in Ilorin during sensitisation programme for fast food operators and food vendors on dangers of using the drug to cook. The NAFDAC coordinator noted that the use of paracetamol for cooking can cause kidney and liver failure. Ajayi said, “the use of paracetamol to tenderise meat and beans…

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Ben Bruce loses wife to cancer

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce’s wife, Evelyn, has died after a suspected prolonged battle with cancer. The media tycoon and politician broke the news of the demise of the mother of his three children, Jonathan, Jasmine and Jared via his official twitter handle, @benmurraybruce, in an emotional post. He wrote: “I’m broken. Just lost my beautiful wife to cancer. She was my best friend for 43 years and my wife for 41 years. Cancer is real, but it shouldn’t be a death sentence – awareness, and early detection and treatment are key…

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Kemi Adetiba drops KOB 2 teaser

As the ‘King of Boys’ buzz continues to gather momentum, Nollywood filmmaker and director, Kemi Adetiba has kept good her promise with the release of the first teaser for the much anticipated ‘King of Boys II’. Adetiba shared a 35-second teaser on her twitter handle @kemiadetiba to the excitement of her teeming fans. While the upcoming film is reportedly a prequel, its silhouette shot suggests Reminisce’s character; Makanaki might be making his way back to the big screens. According to Adetiba, the movie will hit the big screens later this year. King…

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Coronavirus: US President, Trump declares national day of prayer

US President Donald Trump has declared Sunday, March 15, 2020, as a ‘National Day of Prayer’ to seek God’s face and strength in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. The POTUS encouraged all citizens of the United States to pray, believing that the nation and by extension, the world, would overcome the ravaging COVID-19. He said, “It is my great honour to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer. We are a country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times…

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“AJ’s keeping them warm for my hubby” -Fury’s wife taunts

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s wife, Paris has fired a dig at hubby’s rival boxer Anthony Joshua, saying the multiple heavyweight champion is keeping the belts warm for her husband. Fury was stripped of the titles Joshua now occupies after his well-publicised struggles outside of the ring following his win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, though has fought his way back to the pinnacle of the sport. The Gypsy King stopped Deontay Wilder in seven rounds last week, though the American has triggered a rematch clause with a trilogy fight set…

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Rohr names debutantes, Ehizibue, Dessers as Iheanacho returns for AFCON qualifier

New entrants, Kingsley Ehizibue, of FC Koln, and Holland-based forward Cyril Dessers will debut for Nigeria as Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr released names of 24 players for the double-header against Sierra-Leone in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture this month. Rohr named captain Ahmed Musa, vice-captain William Ekong and veteran defender Kenneth Omeruo in his 24-man Super Eagles’ roster There are also goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, defenders Leon Balogun and Olaoluwa Aina, midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forwards Alex Iwobi and Victor Osimhen in the list of three…

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Blood licking: Is Tyson Fury a vampire?

Newly crowned WBC Heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury was caught licking the blood was spewing out of Wilder’s ear and Fury decided, in only the way that he would, to lick it off the American in the sixth round. What. Have. We. Just. Seen? Queried a commentator. Oh Tyson. That’s quite grim. But there’s nothing like showing your superiority by licking your opponent’s blood.

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NdaniTV’s skinny girl in Transit is back for 6th season

NdaniTV has confirmed that everyone’s favorite show, Skinny Girl in Transit will in fact be back for a 6th season! The new season will see us following Tiwa and Mide on their journey as husband and wife, exploring the intricacies of their new lives. The show will also explore other story arcs, including Shalewa and Mohammed’s relationship. EVERYONE EXPECTS ANOTHER WEDDING! It sure promises to be a truly exciting season. Starring Abimbola Craig, Ayoola Ayolola, Sharon Ooja, Ngozi Nwosu, Timini Egbuson, and Chioma Okoli, Skinny Girl in Transit Season 6 premieres…

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How Centagon Int’l emerge Abuja’s topmost school

It is a statement of fact to say that The Centagon International School (TCIS) located in highbrow Maitama, Abuja in the federal capital territory ranks top among the elitist schools. This is on account of the up-to-date facilities put in place by the management of the school. Not only that, Centagon also boasts of serene ambience and the best learning environment for students At Centagon, the main objective is to build children into leaders with sound character, moral uprightness as well as to instill academic excellence. The school promotes cultural…

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GTBank Sponsors Lagos International Polo Tournament

From February 4th to 16th, 2020, Lagos will play host to some of the most prestigious teams for Africa’s premier polo competition – the 2020 edition of the prestigious Lagos International Polo Tournament.  Sponsored by leading African Financial Institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, the competition will feature 39 teams; the highest number till date. The teams will compete in four major cups; the Silver Cup, Open Cup, Low Cup, and Majekodunmi Cup.  The finals of the Silver Cup and Open Cup will hold on Sunday 9th February 2020, while the…

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Real reason Pastor Adeboye asked son to sack secretary

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, says he asked his son to sack his secretary in order for his son to avoid falling into the sin of adultery. Adeboye said this in a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle on last week. The cleric said in a message titled, “Crush that crush,” that it was important for married couples to keep their bodies holy like the temple of God. He said, “One of my sons once told me that he was…

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Billionaire Femi Otedola surprises daughter, Temi on set of Kunle Afolayan’s citation

Billionaire, Femi Otedola, has paid a surprise visit to the cast and crew of ‘Citation’, a new movie by award-winning filmmaker Kunle Afolayan. Otedola, who was at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, where the movie is currently being shot, noted that his mission was to see what the making of a film looks like, adding that his new interest would be to support the fast-growing Nigerian movie industry. The billionaire, whose daughter Temi, is playing a lead role in the college drama, was joined by another VIP visitor…

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World sports in shock as Kobe dies in helicopter crash

NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in suburban Los Angeles, celebrity website TMZ reported, in an accident confirmed by police that saw five people killed. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials said there were no survivors from the morning crash on a hillside in Calabasas, west of Los Angeles. The helicopter was described as a Sikorsky S-76, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said. TMZ was the first US outlet to report that Bryant was among the fatalities. The NBA icon’s death was later confirmed by ESPN and…

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Family releases Akinyele’s burial programme

The remains of former Minister of Information and Culture, Sir Alexander Opeyemi Akinyele will be buried on January 31.According to a burial programme released by the family, a service of songs will hold at the Ekimogun court residence of the Akinyeles in Ondo town on January 30 while a burial service will take place at the All Saints Anglican church, Ogbonkowo, Ondo on January 31.Sir Akinyele passed on on November 14 2019. He was aged 81 years.

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Fifth Chukker Commends FirstBank’s commitment to Patrons Cup

The management of Fifth Chukker Polo and Country Club have commended First Bank of Nigeria Limited for their support of the prestigious African Patrons Cup; a polo tournament which holds annually at the Club in Kaduna. The commendation came at the closing ceremony of the 2019 edition of the competition which featured notable polo teams drawn from across the country.  The Bank was lauded for its contribution to the development of Polo at the club. A statement by the club’s management stated “We will like to recognise the sterling efforts…

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NFF cautions Rohr over incessant contract breaches

The Nigeria Football Federation says it has asked Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Mr. Gernot Rohr to explain reasons behind several breaches of the contract that he signed with the body, which forbids him to divulge to the public/media information on some aspects of the contract. Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday, NFF’s Technical Director, Mr. Bitrus Bewarang said Mr. Rohr’s new-found love for disclosing information beyond technical matters to the media is highly unprofessional and against the spirit and letter of his contractual relationship with the football –ruling body. “In as…

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Busola Dakolo to appeal as court throws out rape case against COZA Pastor

Celebrity photographer Busola Dakolo who is also the wife of musician, Timi Dakolo has vowed to appeal the ruling of Justice Othman Musa of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja dismissing her rape allegation against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). According to a statement issued by her lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi “We have received several calls after the ruling of the high court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Bwari this morning seeking our view on the decision of the court, hence, this statement.“The court…

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Gbajabiamila tasks NCC on SIM cards’ registration

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has tasked the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to ensure the registration of all SIM cards in the country.The Speaker said unregistered SIM cards have high-security risks, which should be taken seriously by the commission.Speaking during a courtesy call by the management of the commission in his office on Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the House was ready to support the commission through adequate funding for effectiveness and efficiency.Describing communication as the bedrock of any society, Gbajabiamila said Nigeria has “to…

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Last days of Prof. David-West

Contrary to news making rounds in the online-media, former Petroleum and Energy Minister, Prof. Tam David-West, did not die in penury. The University of Ibadan based virologist was admitted to the private suite of the University College Hospital Ibadan; the luxury arm of the premier teaching hospital for 11days. The Public Relations Officer of the UCH, Mr. Toye Akinrinlola, told PUNCH that the former minister, however, died on Monday morning at 11:05. The official did not give further details other than, “He was brought here over a week ago and admitted to a private…

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Gbajabiamila eulogises Mamman Daura at 80

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has eulogised the virtues of elder statesman and veteran journalist, Malam Mamman Daura, as he marks his 80th birthday.Gbajabiamila said attaining the age of 80 is a great achievement worth celebrating, saying Daura has paid his dues as a national figure.According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker described Daura as a peace-loving and unassuming individual.  “I wish to celebrate this great Nigerian, who has done a lot for the country in different…

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Breaking: Mobolaji Johnson, Lagos’ first governor is dead

Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson, foremost elder statesman and first governor of Lagos State, is dead. A top official of the Lagos State Government confirmed the news to our this evening. Mobolaji, who was born on February 9, 1936, died on Wednesday, aged 83. As Military Governor of Lagos State, he was in office between May28, 1967 and July 1975, under the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon.

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Tiwa Savage in big trouble

A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed November 5 for hearing in a suit filed by a Nigerian musician, Olumuyiwa Danladi a.k.a Danny Young, against a fellow musician, Tiwatope Savage, over alleged copyright infringement. In the suit, labelled FHC/L/CS/230/2019 and pending before Justice Mohammed Liman, Young is claiming N205 million in damages against Savage for allegedly, using his musical work titled ‘ONE’ without lawful authority. Also joined in the suit is Mavin Records, a Nigerian record label, founded by record artist, Don Jazzy, on May 8, 2012. The ‘Omo…

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World record beckons as FirstBank Georgian Cup sponsorship hits a century

In furtherance of its commitment to the growth and development of sports, nation-building and the economy at large, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its sponsorship of the Georgian Cup of the Kaduna Polo Tournament for the 100th consecutive year, possibly the longest-running sports sponsorship in the world and a Guinness Book of Records potential. The 2019 edition of the epoch-making sports championship runs from October 12 – 20, 2019 at the Kaduna Polo Club, Murtala Mohammed Square, Kaduna. The Kaduna Georgian Cup Centenary Polo Tournament commenced in 1919, with FirstBank…

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Presidency affirms Buhari’s wedding tales as false and deceptive

Femi Adesina, President Buhari’s Snr. Special Adviser on Media and Publicity has affirmed as untrue the rumoured wedding plans between President Mohammadu Buhari and a cabinet minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq. According to Adesina, the rumour was false. He stressed that the rumour was a deceptive manoeuvre by those who fabricated the news. Noting that the news was far from the truth, he said that no such marriage is taking place at the Presidential Villa. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Friday observed the weekly two raka’at juma’at prayers at the Presidential…

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Video: African Billionaire caught eating corn on the street

Billionaire businessman and chairman United Bank For Africa, Dr, Tony Elumelu was caught on video buy roasted corn from a roadside hawker on a Nigerian street. In the video that has gone viral, the influential businessman who is also the founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation walked up to the women selling roasted corn under an umbrella and was seen tasting the African snack and two were wrapped in a piece of paper for him. How ever there were no indicators on the video to suggest if it took place in…

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Multiple reports indicate that  Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru, the paramount ruler of Oniruland has gone to join his ancestors. The 82 year-old king died today. There has been no official confirmation from his palace and his children. According to Yoruba culture, the death of a monarch is not always announced until after some rites are performed. Some of his famous children are Adesegun Oniru, a former commissioner for water infrastructure in Lagos and Tolulope Oniru, the radio presenter popularly known as Toolz. Oba Oniru succeeded his father in 1995, following…

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Unilag denies MC Oluomo

UNILAG’s Principal Assistant Registrar, Communication Unit, Mrs Taiwo Oloyede has denied that Caretaker Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, was invited by the authorities of the institution as one of the invited guests for a programme on the campus. The varsity management, in a statement on Friday, dismissed the reactions trailing the invitation on the social media as mere propaganda and that it did not approve the banner which had the picture of MC Oluomo. The University of Lagos…

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Adewale Seeks Support For Rotary’s Quest For Better Living

The newly installed President of the Rotary Club of Maryland, Ikeja, Rotn. Adewale Sanni, has sought all stakeholders support towards complete eradication of polio in Nigeria and delivering on Rotary International’s mandate to ensure safe delivery and maternal health. Adewale who spoke during his investiture as the 18th Hope President of the club said there is the need to ensure the polio vaccines get to every part of the country. Said he, having not recorded any case of poliovirus in the last three years, Nigeria is on the verge of…

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More troubles for embattled NFF boss, Pinnick

The crisis rocking the president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Melvin Pinnick continued as he has been reportedly dropped from all CAF standing committees including the all-powerful AFCON Organising Committee, which he headed. According to SCORENigeria “Amaju has been stripped of his membership of all CAF committees including being President of the very important AFCON Organising Committee. “He is now just an ordinary floor member on the CAF executive committee.” Besides previously holding down the Presidency of the AFCON Organising Committee, Pinnick was also a member of the Emergency…

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Breaking: Mikel quits Super Eagles

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has retired from the national team. He retired following the third-place finish of the Super Eagles at Egypt 2019 AFCON. Mikel took to his verified Instagram page to make the announcement. Spotting his photo in the national colours, the former Chelsea ace wrote: “Egypt is a country where I’ve started and have finished my National career. “In 2006 I played my first official championship for my country. 2019 African Cup of Nations marks my last championship for National Team with Super Eagles. “My national career…

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