I Will Resign If Nigeria Continues To Import Petrol By 2019 – Kachikwu talks tough to BBC’s Hardtalk

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Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, on Monday vowed to resign if Nigeria continues to import fuel by 2019.

Mr. Kachikwu stated this during an interview on BBC World Service programme, HardTalk, anchored by Stephen Sackur.

In the interview, which lasted 23 minutes, Mr. Kachikwu promised to deliver on the completion of the refineries, noting that he was committed to delivering a future for oil in Nigeria.

On Nigeria’s over-reliance on oil, the minister said the government plans to diversify into agriculture and other sources of revenue.

He said, “Oh, yes, clearly over- reliant , but whether that is dangerous… I look at the positive side of oil also in terms of what it’s done to a country over the years . But when the price slumps, it’s dangerous.

“But we will love to see a lot more diversification, a lot more efforts going into agriculture, emphasis on tourism…”

When asked when the country was going to be self-sufficient in terms of refining petroleum, Mr. Kachikwu declared that 2019 had been set as the target.

“2019 is the target time… I target 2019 . If I don’t achieve it, I will walk…I put the date and I will achieve it,” the minister said.

He, however, did not clarify if he meant early 2019 or the end of 2019 with the current administration’s tenure set to lapse in May 2019 unless re-elected.
When probed about President Muhammadu Buhari’s health, the minister noted that he didn’t know the details of the president’s medical treatment.

“He is in London; he’s undergoing hospital treatment. I don’t know the details of that. I obviously wouldn’t know. But…he’s back in London, he ’s continued some levels of meetings.

“He has a very efficient vice president who is sitting in for him in his absence,” he added.
Commenting further, Mr. Kachikwu explained that he had delivered on all his promises, stating that he made the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, a profit-making organisation.

“I have delivered on all that I have promised when I came into office,” he said.
“First, I took Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and made it a profit- making organisation.

“This is the first time such is happening. I reshaped the organisation. I removed cash call deficits of over $ 6 billion and renegotiated it. I will deliver on the refineries and I’m committed to it. I will deliver a future for oil that makes sense for Nigeria.

“I can ’t pretend that we’re going to solve in one day all the problems that happened in Nigeria in the past,” he added.

Breaking : Asiwaju Tinubu pays for repatriation of Moji Olaiya’s body (pics)

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has reportedly paid for the repatriation of the body of the late Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, who died in Canada on May 17, 2017, two months after she had a baby.

An Instagram post by a film maker and Publicity Secretary, Moji Olaiya Burial Committee and Family, Mr. Yomi Fabiyi, confirmed this.

Fabiyi had written, “The committee, after due deliberation, consulted our father and a National Grand Patron of our association (TAMPAN), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on the 21st May, 2017 to inform him of the demise of our colleague, Moji Olaiya, and … our decision to have her body back…
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“Today, Monday 22nd May, 2017 the committee members, Adunola (eldest daughter of late Moji Olaiya) and two elder brothers of late Moji Olaiya met with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and he expressed his sympathy directly and gave adequate support that will cover the entire air-freight.

“On behalf of the family, colleagues and friends, we say a big thank you to the national leader for his fatherly and timely intervention.

“Further support or assistance from other sources, if received, will be adequately acknowledged.

“For now, we are grateful to Asiwaju and his family…”

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My big boobs incensed my husband, I won’t tamper with it- Asiedu (pics)

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Ghanaian Kumahood actress, Mercy Asiedu, who always makes headlines because of her huge boobs with many people finding her unattractive says she is unbothered about what they say about her body.

In a recent interview with Delay Show, the proud mother of two said:
‘Why will I be bothered about the size of my breast which is a gift from God? God gave everyone what fits them. Some have big buttocks and others have big breasts. I have big breast and I am so proud of it,’ she said.
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‘I will never want to reduce it under any circumstance. I am so proud I love to flaunt it because it is natural. It is partially a reason why I got my husband. He is crazy about it and admires it so much,’ She added.
Mercy Asiedu who is one of the top actresses in Kumahood has been acting in Twi movies since 2005.

Uber Driver’s driver marriage: twist and turns of controversial relationship (part 2) pics

In part 1 of this story, we read about how the wife of the Uber driver narrated they met and how the fairy tale turn out to be a reality.

We all know the story of the Nigerian Lady that married the love of her life, an Uber Driver…Well, it turns out the man might not be all what he seems afterall.

The Uber driver had an ex that he was two timing on when he was dating his present wife. Allegedly, he dumped the ex when she lost her job and couldn’t take care of his needs anymore leading him to move on to the bigger fish, his current wife.

Aggrieved ex is spilling the ‘well-cooked beans’ on social media.

The lady named Fortune Cookie on instagram (pictured below) told her own sad tale

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Hear her account:

THE UBER GUY”S ALLEGED LOVE STORY, First off i heard Shola – got married but i kept quiet because i wanted to let things slide while recovering from the torture he put me through. After Church today i kept on receiving calls and tags from my friends about the so called love story. Wow what a wicked world!

Anyway i have decided to break the silence…… I am Temile – i met Shola 2014 when he just graduated from Delsu, i was with him before he travelled to the UK at Salford University for his Masters. After their Masters, himself and his brother relocated back to nigeria with nothing but the car they bought for their Uber business. I accommodated them, fed them( he loves Ukodo’ yam pepper soup with goat meat) i did everything to make him happy. I always spent my salary before month end and also borrow money from @miss_beckiesha @chickittto just for him to stand on his feet. After a while he started the Uber business and he got an apartment with his Lawyer friend and brother at Surulere. He kept on complaining about how bad business was, i will give him money to fix his car, to fuel his car, to the extent that there was a day his car was towed at Computer village i had leave the office to Oshodi to pick up the car. He lived in a 2 bedroom flat with his brother and friend, i will cook , clean, subscribe his smile wifi just to make him happy.

At times because he shares a room with his brother ,we will sleep in the living room on the floor and he will make promises of how he will never forget all i have done for him. Along the line because I accommodated him and his brother at my company’s apartment,I was reported to my MD by my colleague and i lost my job. He started acting funny, along the line I was duped of the sum of 2million from my weavon business money by an agent in Dubai. He changed and started giving me attitude eventually I got pregnant. I was 6 weeks pregnant then i applied for a US VISA and my interview was in Abuja. He drove me to the airport after agreeing that when am i granted the visa, myself and my unborn child and him can have a better life he also promised he was going to pay my bride price before travelling.

Unfortunately i was denied the visa, i ended up crying eyes out at the embassy ,I called him on phone and told him everything that had happened. On 27th of August 2016 i came back to lagos but he wasn’t at the airport to pick me up as planned, i called him but he wasnt picking up so i took a taxi straight to his house and met him at home. Later that night, he called me and told to go for an abortion but i refused and told him having an abortion will be the last thing on my mind, he was yelling saying he doesnt want a liability but i stood my ground saying i won’t go for an abortion and i received a resounding slap on my face , he kept on pushing his weight on my petite self saying he was going to kill me and i was screaming but he kept on using his fist and if not for the timely intervention of his neighbour i would have been dead by now and his brother and friend wasn’t around. I passed out and i found myself in a nearby clinic where i was told that i have lost my baby and had internal pain in my arms. He never bothered to call nor apologise to me .

Four days later, i knew nobody will be at home, i went to his house and i took his school credentials infact all his documents, i wanted to commit suicide with it but my family members and friends begged me not to. I had to give the documents back to a friend to give them back to him after much plea from his friends and family members. He never called to apologize till date, All for me to hear that he got married. The funniest part is I still wasnt bothered until i read the trash his wife wrote about him, this was a man cheating on me with this same lady simply because things became tight and i wasn’t giving him money the way i used to. There is an African proverb that says”the cane that was used to beat the first wife is on the top roof for the second. Sigh I remember when Shola and Toju – had food poisoning i was the one taking care of them, to the extent of bathing him and carrying him to poo.

Part 3….. Remember one thing, the blood of my unborn child is on ur head , u are murderer , my friends saw through you and they kept on warning me but i refused thinking they were haters. I was the perfect girlfriend bcos i saw a future in us not knowing u were after the money . You couldn’t even pretend for a while when things wasn’t working well for me. @bigsholz i was dating you until August 27th and u engaged a lady september 21st. I got to realised that he actually wanted me to go to d US and be funding him while he is married here. I should have listened to my dearest aunty that told me to send your document so she could dump it in Los Angeles beach for me. @bigsholz Gregory -, every pain you made me go through, you will go through same in a hundred fold in the mighty name of Jesus amen! I remember when i shopped for you, @bigsholz and your brother Toju. I have decided to leave you in the hand of God , i know some people will say i am a hater but no i am not, i just hate the fact that he is deceiving his wife and also he is portraying a perfect picture of him it is so disgusting. I am pained to see myself doing this but i don’t have a choice. I had to come out and say everything i went through in the hands of this beast, pretender, he knows how to a pet a lady to a fault until he showed me his true colours. I know lots of people that can bear me withness about how u treated me. How i lost my pregnancy, keep on pretending it wont be long before u show her ur colours eventually you will.

Good night everyone.

Uber Driver’s driver marriage: twist and turns of controversial relationship (part 1)

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A lady gushed about how he met a Uber driver and shortly they were married.

But another lady came out of the blues, alleging that the Uber driver used impregnated and dumped her in a cruel manner.

The drama is unfolding.

Read the account of the lady that got married below:

Love is sweet indeed. She tagged it ”OUR UBER LOVESTORY On the 19th  of July,”

Her account:

UBER Driver, Gregory Shola Okorodudu’s life took a new turn after he carried a passenger on the 19th of July, 2016 – a passenger, who’d turn out to be the woman by his side for the rest of his life.

His lovely wife, who is @ebiluvly, on IG shared their love story with beautiful photos.

She wrote:

OUR UBER LOVE STORY

On the 19th of July, 2016 after a very hectic time at a Client’s office, I ordered for an Uber ride somewhere around Bourdilion Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. Then one ‘Gregory Shola Okorodudu @bigsholz ’ picked up my request and called to get exact description to where I was. I described it to him and asked to let me know when he arrives. On getting to me, he said ‘goodevening Maam’, he got out of the car, took my bag, asked where I wanted to sit and opened the door for me. He was like “hope you’re okay Ma?” then I just cut in, “if you call me Ma again I will call you Sir”….lol.

Shortly after, I got a call from my Bestest Nonso and we spoke for a while as there seemed to be a very long traffic that day. At the end of the conversation she told me Afam our friend got us Ribs of fire (barbeque pork ribs) with fries. I was so excited I was singing ‘Afam is the best’…my favorite meal from Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Then I got off the call with a better countenance than I got in the car.

Then Shola cut in saying, ‘sorry to eavesdrop into your conversation but did you say you found ribs of fire in Lagos?’ I said ‘yes’. He had this big grin on his face then said it was one of his favorite meal in Manchester, UK. Then I looked at him like, “You’ve been to the UK?” he said YES! Did a Masters in Petroleum and Gas Engineering and graduated with Distinction. I was in shock and he said you don’t believe, here is my certificate. He’s got his documents scanned on phone. So I was like why are you driving Uber then? He said well job is not forth coming and Uber provided him an Entrepreneurship platform so he grabbed it.

But that day in particular, his driver lost his dad and he said rather than the car just being at home doing nothing he decided to drive. I was thrilled and we got talking on and on about life in the UK and Lagos and his aspirations. Then we moved on to his present walk with God and how he’s desirous of a higher walk with God. On getting home, I said, oh! I was going to the church for Choir rehearsal then he offered to wait and take me there. I just knew I had met an ANGEL somehow.

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Amazingly, we did not speak or see till about 2 weeks later when he called me to ask about my welfare. Then about 2 weeks later again I called him and we got talking regularly. The Sunday after he introduced me to his brother and then on my birthday 21st September, asked his Mum to call me and wish me a happy birthday and I was in so much awe as to how things were walking out. Then he pulled the biggest stunt on me.

While I was planning with my friend Nonso, to get a surprise cake and all for his birthday 12th December, he was planning something else bigger with her for me. Whoaaa! Yes! that evening after running around, we eventually went out to Hardrock Café, VI, Lagos, his favorite restaurant. At a point during dinner with friends, DJ played some of our favourite songs and then they brought cake and we sang etc. Then they said ‘madam the closed plate is for you’, I was like ‘ooooh whoaaa.. Thanks..’ When I opened and saw an engagement ring, I ran away with the cover of the plate….loool!! I Can never forget that moment….I didn’t gerrit!

We met families much later who accepted us regardless of the crisis both ethnic groups had faced earlier (IJAWS/ITSEKIRIS). By God’s infinite mercies and incredible purpose. WE ARE MARRIED TODAY “MR & MRS SHOLA & EBIEMI OKORODUDU.” We celebrate our Families ….oh our super mothers; brothers; friends; Sisters; Bosses; Mentors; Guardian; Pastors; Bishop; Colleague Everyone who made the entire wedding process (Introduction; Dowry Payment; Registry; Traditional & Church Wedding) super amazing like heaven on earth. We had overflow of attendance we were like Gosh!! Where did they all come from?? Indeed God’s time is the best and when God plans a thing.. it definitely ends in perfection (Proverbs 16:3). To GOD the Orchestrator of our destiny; the Way Maker; Miracle Worker & Promise Keeper; the Anchor of our hope; the Author and Finisher of our Faith; to our Jehovah Derekh HaYashar. ALL GLORY TO YOU.

Twitter co- Founder, Evan Williams sorry for social media’s role in Trump’s rise

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The co-founder of Twitter Evan Williams has apologised for the social media platform’s role in Donald Trump’s rise to the White House.

In an interview with the New York Times on Saturday, Williams said that he recently learned that President Trump said he believes Twitter put him in the White House.

“It’s a very bad thing, Twitter’s role in that,” he said. “If it’s true that he wouldn’t be president if it weren’t for Twitter, then yeah, I’m sorry.”

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The White House did not respond to a request for a comment on Williams’ statement, the Times reported.

The 45-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur criticised the internet for rewarding extremes, calling it “broken.”

Williams said that he was wrong for thinking that the world would be a better place if there was a platform for everyone to freely speak and exchange ideas.

In commencement speech at the University of Nebraska this month, Williams said: “Some would say that’s what we deserve for giving the power of tweets to Donald Trump.”

Trump has often used Twitter to dispute reports seen in the news. Recently, Trump took to the social media platform to deny that neither he nor his campaign had any involvement with Russia in influencing the results of the presidential election.

On May 12 he tweeted: “Again, the story that there was collusion between the Russians and Trump campaign was fabricated by Dems as an excuse for losing the election.”

He tweeted again later this week calling the media’s reporting of the matter the “single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history”.

•  Culled from Fox News

Sex for grades: Lecturer in trouble over sex row with a female student

A lecturer at the Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese Ijebu, Dr Oluseyi Adu, and a Dental Nursing student, Mosunmola, are embroiled in a row over who is responsible for the pregnancy that the nursing student is carrying.

Mosunmola, who is nine months pregnant, alleged that Adu was responsible for the child in her womb, adding that they had sex in a hotel sometime in August, 2016.

She said the lecturer beat her up last month when she confronted him at the college for avoiding her, adding that the case was already at the Ilese Police Station.

However, while Adu admitted to having sex with the 28-year-old, he insisted that he used contraceptive, saying the lady seduced him and he gave in to the temptation.

Mosunmola told our correspondent that she underwent a three-year course at the college, adding that several lecturers had asked her out before Adu, but she refused.

She said, “Dr Adu is the Oral Health Coordinator for the college. During my three years study, he taught me two courses each semester. I have never failed his course.

“When I got to second semester, 300 level, he awarded me 38 in one of his courses. I went to his office in August 2016 to know why I failed the course. I needed to pass all my courses to be able to go for my board exam.

“He asked me if I thought I could just come to the school and go like that. He said if I dated him, he would waive the course. He said he didn’t approach me in 100 level because another lecturer was interested in dating me.

“The lecturer he mentioned told me in 100 level that it was either I paid him money or used my body to pass his course. Because I didn’t agree, I failed his course. I didn’t pass it until I got to 300 level.

“I told Adu that I would date him, but I didn’t want to have any problem, and he assured me that there would be no regret.”

The victim said the lecturer took her to the office of the Head of Department and after some discussions, it was agreed that she could sit for the board exam.

After the board exam at POGIL College of Health Technology, Oke-Eri, Ijebu Ode, on August 21, Adu, who was among those on the panel, was said to have given Mosunmola some of his practical instruments and a laptop for safekeeping.

However, Mosunmola said when the school bus arrived to take the students back to the school, she forgot to give the practical instruments back to the lecturer.

She said Adu later called and asked her to bring the instruments to a hotel where he lodged.

“I was preparing to leave when he called me back that I would be sleeping over with him.

“I met him with another lecturer in my department. I observed that the lecturer also had a female student with him.  From the hotel, we went to different places before we finally lodged in another hotel along Ilese Road. While I was with Adu in a room, my other classmate passed the night with the second lecturer in another room.

“We had three rounds of sex. He didn’t release on time. He used two condoms for the first two rounds. The third round was, however, flesh-to-flesh. That was when he ejaculated inside me,” she explained.

She said the lecturer dropped her off at home and they continued their relationship, until she stopped seeing her menstruation a few weeks later.

The Ogun State indigene said she became worried after she started vomiting, adding that she took a pregnancy test, which was positive.

She said when Adu heard the news, he reluctantly accepted responsibility, but allegedly gave her a drug, Eprostol, to abort the pregnancy.

She said, “I refused to take the drug because the prescription was not from a medical doctor. He came down to my place to persuade me to take the drug, but I still refused. He asked me what I wanted and I told him that I needed to change my accommodation because the pregnancy was a shameful thing for me. He told me not to worry, that he would handle it. After that, we had sex.

“When he left that day, I could not find my phone again. By the time I got another phone and called him, he started acting funny. Sometime, he would just laugh at me.”

PUNCH Metro learnt that several people had attempted to mediate in the situation without any success.

Mosunmola said attempts by Adu’s HOD, dean, and provost to mediate were rebuffed by the lecturer.

The victim said she later approached the Human Rights Office of the Ogun State Ministry of Justice at Ijebu-Ode, where a lawyer, one Kolade, called the parties for a meeting.

Adu was reported to have agreed to pay N5,000 feeding allowance per month, in addition to paying N7,000 for ante-natal registration.

After paying the allowance for two months, Adu reportedly stopped.

The parties reportedly held another meeting in March at the human rights office to review the agreement.

Conflict was said to have broken out among the parties when Mosunmola presented a list of things required for her delivery, which she valued at N50,000.

Adu was said to have insisted on paying N30,000, which the 28-year-old refused.

“I didn’t have any accommodation and I couldn’t buy any of the drugs the doctors prescribed for me. I told him I would only manage the N50,000. He left in annoyance.

“Since March, the lawyer didn’t call us back and Adu refused to pay the N5,000 he used to give me every month. I called the lawyer late March and asked him to help me get the N30,000, but the lawyer said I should not call him again,” she said.

After reporting the lecturer to the Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Ministry of Health, where Adu also worked, without any result, Mosunmola said she became desperate and went to the college on April 13 when she knew Adu would be taking a class.

She said while pleading with him for money for her medical expenses, the lecturer assaulted her.

She said some people intervened and she reported a case of assault to the police at the Ilese division, Ijebu Ode.

“I am now in my 38 weeks and anytime soon, I will have my child. I am an orphan and I don’t have any of my baby items ready. I am begging Nigerians to come to my rescue. I know I have made a mistake, but I need a second chance at life. I don’t have anywhere to go. It is a church that is accommodating me now,” she said.

When our correspondent reached out to Adu to appeal to him to raise the N50,000 for the baby things, he said he had no money and would not borrow because Mosunmola had turned him to a “cash cow.”

He said he had already informed his wife about the incident, adding that there was nothing that could surprise him again as he had lost his credibility over the incident.

Adu said, “She was one of my students; but on a personal level, I never knew her until after they released her final results and she failed some courses, including mine.

“Her HOD asked her to come and ask me if I could waive the course for her. She called me on the phone and came to see me in the office. That was my first contact with this lady. When she made her request, I met her HOD who said I should assist her. He said even if I did, she might not sit for the board exam because of the other courses she failed. So, I passed her.

“When they sat for the board exam, I was surprised to see her and I asked her HOD why she wrote the exam when she had other courses she failed. He said people begged for her.

“After the board exam, she came to thank me for the assistance and she asked to carry my bag and the instruments I used to conduct the exam. By the time she was leaving, I collected my bag from her, but I forgot my instruments with her.

“That day, I went to hang out with my friend at the pool of a hotel where we lodged. Suddenly, I remembered my instruments and I called her to keep them well. But she said she could come to where I was and she came. After dropping the instruments, she didn’t leave as I expected and I decided not to bother her.

“We were together at the hotel till evening.  One thing led to the other. My brother, she slept in my room that night and we had (sexual) intercourse. This was a girl I never dated or had any relationship with.”

He said by weekend, Mosunmola called him that she was pregnant, adding that she later said she was only joking about it and wanted to see his reaction.

Adu said the call made him to stop communicating with Mosunmola and he did not respond anytime she called, until she sent him a text message saying the pregnancy had become real.

He said, “I decided to travel down to Ijebu to see her. She brought out the test result and said I was responsible. I told her I used a condom and she couldn’t tell me that my condom burst. She said if I was afraid because I was married, I should not bother because the pregnancy actually belonged to her boyfriend and she merely wanted to see my reaction. I warned her and left.

“The next time she called me, she said how would she take my pregnancy to her boyfriend, and that I should take responsibility for it. She said she would abort the pregnancy if I wanted her to, but I must rent a house for her in Ijebu Ode and then she described the kind of house she wanted.

“When I heard that, I told her to do her worst, because it was obvious to me that she just wanted to blackmail me. She had been going round different places, telling people that I impregnated her. The question I ask is, did I rape her? Did I hypnotise her?  You came to meet me where I was and we had fun, and now you are pregnant, and you are telling me I am responsible for a pregnancy I am denying?”

He said before Mosunmola could reach his wife, he quickly reported himself to her and begged for her forgiveness.

The medical practitioner said he reluctantly agreed to pay the N5,000 after much persuasion by the human rights lawyer, adding that he regretted the agreement because Mosunmola used it to make more demands on him.

“When she brought the list for the baby things, I asked her, ‘Why are you making me as if I am the father of your baby? Am I your husband?

“She suddenly flared up and said I should even go away that she didn’t want anything from me again. She cursed me and after that encounter, I decided to stop giving her anything,” he added.

He said Mosunmola came to attack him during the lecture. He said she was about stripping him naked when he forcefully detached himself from her.

Adu explained that the case of assault against him at the Ilese division had been thrown out after he told the police the student was the aggressor.

“People impregnate people and nothing happens. Why is she treating me as if I had done something criminal?

“The worst that will happen now is for me to die. I am not a young man; if I die, people will cry and I will be done.

“But I also ask myself, what if the pregnancy is mine? My prayer now is for her to deliver safely and we will determine the paternity of the child,” he said.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said he would get back to our corrrespondent after speaking with the Ilese DPO.

He had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.

Copyright PUNCH.

Real Madrid win on final day to secure title in La Liga over Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo put Madrid on their way with a goal in just the second minute before Karim Benzema made the lead comfortable in the second half to give the visitors a first Spanish league trophy under manager Zinedine Zidane.

With a draw enough to win the title, Madrid grabbed their chance immediately as Isco played in Ronaldo, who stepped around goalkeeper Carlos Kameni to provide the opening goal, his 14th strike in his last nine games.

Ronaldo had a chance to add a second goal in the first half but shot straight at Kameni, then after the break suffered a scare following a late tackle from Federico Ricca, though he was OK to continue.

The title was all but sealed in the 55th minute following a corner. Sergio Ramos’ initial shot was saved but came back out to Raphael Varane, who fed Benzema to double the lead.

Madrid comfortably saw out the final minutes and lifted the trophy for the first time since 2011-12. They will have a chance to add to their haul this season when they defend their title as European champions against Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3.

Barcelona fought back from a two-goal deficit to beat Eibar 4-2 but ultimately fell three points adrift of Madrid in the title race.

Takashi Inui provided a shock lead for Eibar in the seventh minute and doubled the visitors’ advantage on the hour mark.

But Barca hit back immediately as Neymar’s shot came off the post into the path of David Junca, who redirected it over the line for an own goal.

Lionel Messi had a chance to equalise on 70 minutes only to see his penalty saved by Yoel Rodriguez, though Luis Suarez was able to level the score from close range three minutes later.

Two minutes after that, Ander Capa was sent off for bringing down Neymar in the box and this time Messi was on target from the spot to complete the comeback, before the Argentina star added another late on with a sliding shot from the middle of the box.

Bishop I fell

In a certain Catholic church in a certain  city, members who committed adultery or fornication will come to the Bishop and say during confession,  “Father I have committed adultery/fornication.”

One day the Bishop became angry and announced, “If you committed adultery or fornication just say you fell. No need for details; I will understand.”

So when people committed adultery or fornication, at the confession they said, “Bishop l fell.” And he will say to the member, “Go; and sin no more.”

Some other time, the Bishop was transferred and the new Bishop  who came to replace him did not understand what “I fell” meant, so he took it literally.

One day, he went to the town Mayor and said to him, “you have to do something about the side walk. Church Members have been falling.” The mayor then realized that the Bishop didn’t know what “I fell” really meant, and he started to laugh at him. Then the Bishop said to him, “If I were you I will not be laughing. Your wife fell three times this week!!!”

 

REAL MADRID FACE MALAGA IN LALIGA DECIDER, JUVENTUS AIMS TO RETAIN SERIE A TITLE AS ARSENAL HOPES FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MIRACLE

By Toyin Akiode

Real Madrid needs just a point from their game against Malaga to secure their first LaLiga title in five years. Juventus must take the maximum points In Turin versus Cordone and burst the bubble of Roma who had put their aspirations for a sixth successive Serie A title in question.

The game in Malaga will hold a very interesting spectacle in Catalan as the outcome determines whether Barcelona retains the LaLliga or settle for the second spot.

There is no other possible outcome than a Real Madrid’s win. They have too much in the arsenal to let this slip having fought all season to be in this situation. The Whites have too many winners in the pack to choke at the La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga.

It could end up being a ‘massacre’ if Cristiano Ronaldo is in one of his moods and decides to hold the game by the scruff of the neck. He has done that severally in the past and nothing motivates him more than this type of situation!

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Roma stalled the progress of the Old Lady last week

Turin giants, Juventus have the small matter of Cordone to attend to and thereby ensure a successful defense of their Seria A title. They have the luxury and opportunity of doing it a home in front of their teeming fans.

Brimming with undeniable quality, Masimilliano Alegri has winners in this Old Lady group. They are battle hardened and don’t slip up too often. Down to the last two games of the season and needing just three points to scale the      hurdle – Juventus is backed to do it and win their sixth consecutive league title!

In England; Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City are all battling for Champions League qualification. Out of the three, it is only Arsenal that will be looking for a favour from another club against the other two in order to qualify for Europe’s elite competition.

Many fans of the North London club will be keeping one eye on the match between Liverpool and Middleborough at Anfield. They will be hoping that somehow the poor home form of Liverpool against weaker oppositions will continue in their final and arguably most important match of the season.

Watford hosts Manchester City at Vicarage Road in a game that will be both emotional as well as celebratory.

Walter Mazzarri is leaving the club after he successfully defended the Premiership status of Watford. However, the feeling at Vicarage Road is that the club could have done better.

The Italian will be looking forward to his players sending him off with a win against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and in so doing, ensure that he exited on a high note.

Meanwhile both Liverpool and Manchester City have their fates squarely in their hands. All they need to do is win their games and they will be in the Champions League.

Arsenal on the other hand must win at the Emirates against Everton. This in itself is not a forgone conclusion looking back at the belaboured win against Sunderland the last time.

Everton unlike Sunderland have a proven scorer in Romelu Luka who can hurt any team on his day. Arsenal must cope with him while looking to put at least three past the Merseysiders to boost their goals aggregate should Manchester City stalls at Watford and Liverpool triumphs at Anfield.

Too much permutations in the case of Arsenal!

The Gunners will be playing in the second cadre of European championship next season. Maybe that won’t be a bad thing after all!

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