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Toulouse unveil former Cameroon captain Stephane Mbia

Former Cameroon captain Stephane Mbia has played in France, England, Spain, Turkey and China Former Cameroon captain Stephane Mbia has signed a one year deal with French Ligue 1 side Toulouse. Mbia was a free agent after spending two years with Chinese club Hebei China Fortune, who he left by mutual consent in March. The French club describes the 32-year-old as a “versatile midfielder, capable of playing as a central defender.” He returns to play in France six years after leaving Marseille for English club Queens Park Rangers. He has made more than 150 appearances in Ligue 1, winning the title in 2010 with Marseille as well as two Europa League titles with Spanish club Sevilla.

Ghana government moves to avoid Fifa ban

Fifa’s statutes do not allow undue influence on the running of football Fifa says the government of Ghana has pledged to stop the process to dissolve the country’s football association (GFA) over corruption allegations. Earlier this week football’s world governing body gave Ghana until 27 August to withdraw a court case or face a global ban from football. A Ghana high court petition, brought by the attorney general to have the football association liquidated, came in the wake of a film alleging corruption. Fifa said the two sides had on Thursday agreed to work together “to offer leadership in reforming football administration in Ghana and in Africa.” In addition Fifa said it would be working with the government “to eradicate corruption and malfeasance an...

‘Save trees when roasting Eid sheep’ in Niger

Image copyright Anadolu/Getty Images Image caption Rams are particularly prized as sacrifices during Eid al-Adha People in Niger are being urged to curb their use of firewood at next week’s Eid al-Adha Muslim festival. It is an occasion when families often sacrifice sheep before roasting and eating them. The capital, Niamey, is expected to burn around a fifth of the amount of the wood normally used in a whole year. The chopping of trees is linked to desertification, which in recent decades has had a drastic impact on Niger. During Eid, known locally as “Tabaski”, the authorities in Niger expect close to 400,000 sheep to be sacrificed in Niamey alone. To roast them, almost 50,000 tonnes of firewood will be used. What is Eid al-Adha? Image copyright AFP Eid al-Adha is a pub...

Aretha Franklin Reportedly Passes Away At Her Detroit Home

Detroit, MI – Aretha Franklin, the much-celebrated Queen of Soul, has died at the age of 76 following a long battle with advanced pancreatic cancer. The Memphis-born powerhouse, who was behind such timeless hits as “Respect” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” died on Thursday (August 16), according to the Associated Press. BREAKING: Publicist for Aretha Franklin says the Queen of Soul died Thursday at her home in Detroit. — The Associated Press (@AP) August 16, 2018 News of Franklin’s death comes hours after it was reported she was “at peace with her journey.” Earlier in the week, it was revealed the Grammy Award-winning singer was “gravely ill” in a Detroit hospital. The announcement was followed by well wishes and tributes from  Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey and Jermai...

#DXCLUSIVE: Tragedy Khadafi & BP Debut “Immortal Titans” Album Stream

Tragedy Khadafi and BP will release their Immortal Titans album on Friday (August 17), but the duo has teamed up with HipHopDX to bring fans an early stream of the collaborative project. The two also provide some details about the LP’s creation and reveal how it came to be. “I was working on an EP I have coming out the beginning of next year, and Trag is one of my favorite artists,” BP tells DX. “Menza from Deep Concepts Media hooked up the studio time, and we linked to record the verses. The verses came out so good that Trag said we should continue to work. A single turned into an EP, which eventually became an album: Immortal Titans.” For the veteran Khadafi, collaborating with BP on a full-length project was a rejuvenating experience. “BP’s production brought something out of me that ha...

Blackface Reveals Why He Is Suing Wizkid And Banky W

Nigerian singer Blackface has extended his legal troubles to Wizkid and Banky W. Blackface who was a member of the defunct music group Plantainshun Boyz was recently counter-sued by former bandmate, 2Face, said Wizkid’s 2011 hit ‘Dutty Wine ‘ was a rip off of his 2010 track ‘Like The Way’. He revealed he is suing Wizkid and former label boss, Banky W because of 2Face Idibia filing a N50million lawsuit against him despite his claims of writing some of 2Face’s songs, like African Queen and Let Some body Love You’

Beverly Osu Celebrates Mother’s Birthday With This Lovely Message

Nigerian actress and model, Beverly Osu took to social media to celebrate her mum who turned a year older yesterday. The former Big Brother Africa housemate shared a very beautiful message dedicated to her mother to mark her special day. She wrote: Everything good about me I got from you. You are my source of wisdom.  Your role in my life can not be overestimated. ?? May God bless you abundantly that you run out of space to store the blessings.??? Happy birthday Mummy .i love you.. Mummy Sussy .. #mothertoall

Here Is What Annie Idibia Feels Towards People Begging Her For Money

Nollywood star actress, Annie Idibia is tired of being begged for money by some social media beggars and she has asked them to stop asking her for money as it is beginning to piss her off. The mother of two said she can’t satisfy everyone who begs her for money. She further begged to be considered because she is also a human being with challenges. Annie Idibia however said she can help support anyone of them who has a work or business. See her post below;

Ariana Grande’s ‘Sweetener’ Is Here: Stream It Now

How sweet it is: Ariana Grande’s Sweetener has arrived in full.  The pop superstar’s fourth studio features the previously released tracks “God Is A Woman,” “No Tears Left to Cry” and  “The Light Is Coming,” featuring Nicki Minaj and produced by Pharrell, and Grande’s favorite five: “R.E.M.,” “Borderline,” “Pete Davidson,” “Better Off,” and “Goodnight n Go.” With “No Tears Left to Cry” bowing at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, Grande earned her sixth top 10 debut, tied with Lady Gaga and Rihanna for sixth place among all acts for the most such starts in the survey’s history. The track also hit No. 1 in Australia and No. 2 in the U.K.  Sweetener is the followup to 2016’s Dangerous Woman, wh...

Prince’s 23 Catalog Albums From 1995 to 2010 Are Now Available Online

Prince’s works just got a royal rollout. A raft of the late artist’s albums from the years 1995-2010 have dropped in full across digital music platforms, in addition to the Anthology, which was assembled and curated with the Prince estate and comprises tracks from the era. The 23 albums now available (not counting Anthology) represent a first wave of digital catalog releases, including rare and out-of-print recordings, that include The Gold Experience (from 1995), Emancipation (1996), The Rainbow Children (2001), Musicology (2004), Planet Earth (2007), 20Ten (2010) and more. Today’s Prince bonanza adds more than 300 songs to the Purple One’s online offering for the first time.   The posthumous campaign comes after Prince’s estate and Sony Music Entertainment announced in ...

Why IGP Idris is mad about the letter

By Azu IshiekweneIt might appear strange  that of all the problems that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has on his table his biggest concern is how to squeeze a journalist to disclose the source of a leak. But there’s a reason for his obsession. IGP Idris K. Ibrahim, One week ago, Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter with Premium Times, wrote a story from a leaked letter by IGP Idris to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, which was supposed to be an interim report on the invasion of the National Assembly by the State Security Service. The letter was not published by Premium Times alone. Other newspapers feasted on it. The social media was awash with it as well. So, why has Idris made Ogundipe and Premium Times his scapegoat? The suspicion of the management of Premiu...

APC DELTA: Now that the storm is over

By Felix Eshalomi THE swearing in of Prophet Jones Erue as new chairman of APC in Delta State has brought with it the much-needed stability longed for and has proved to be the first step in our march forward. In his short time as chairman, he has succeeded in uniting the party and restoring peace amongst warring brethren. Gone are the divisions. There is peace in the APC, Delta State. Oshiomhole The timeous restoration of peace and unity within the party was far and above the most important assignment that needed to be dealt with as the lack of peace within the party had threatened to throw the party into disarray and confusion. Thus, so credit must go to the chairman for pointing correctly at the problem and tackling it headlong. It was important for the party to crea...