Bill Gates, Obama, the Pope are the World’s Most Admired People

The world’s richest man and Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is the most admired person in the world, followed by US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pope Francis and Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar, the London Times reports, citing a poll.
Gates scored highly in each of the 12 countries where YouGov conducted polling and was the most popular in China. Putin’s popularity among Russians helped him secure third place on the list, the newspaper reported.
YouGov surveyed 14,000 people in the U.K., France, Germany, Russia, the U.S., Australia, Pakistan, Indonesia, India, China, Egypt, Nigeria and Brazil in the poll conducted for the Times, according to the newspaper.


Former Glo ambassador actor Mike Ezurunoye signed by Airtel

Months after ending his endorsement deal with telecoms giant Globacom, actor Mike Ezuronye has moved to another telecoms giant, Airtel. He’s just been featured in Airtel’s new thematic campaign ‘Come Alive’. Mike pictured above at the unveiling of the ‘Come Alive’ TVC in Lagos on Wednesday January 8th. Congrats to him.

Manchester City signs Nigerian wonderkid Iheanacho on pre-contract

Nigerian wonderkid Kelechi Iheanacho, who won African Young Player of the Year 2013 at the just concluded Glo/CAF African Player of the Year 2013, has signed a pre-contract with Manchester City and will arrive at the Etihad in October 2014, his father confirmed to Brila FM
“He can’t sign but what he has done is sign a pre-contract with Manchester City pending his 18th birthday,” Iheanacho’s father James said at the CAF Awards yesterday reports that a £250,000 transfer fee has been agreed for the 17 year old, who won the Golden Ball at the Under-17 World Cup in the UAE last year, with a further £300,000 being paid to the Taye Academy in Owerri and £350,000 to his father.
He’s killing. It for the igbo boyz!!!

GLO CAF AWARDS 2013: List of winners


Check out the Full List Of Winners from the just concluded GLO CAF AWARDS which took place at The Eko Hotels & Suites in Lagos, Nigeria.
The whole of Africa assembled in Lagos Nigeria to celebrate the best of African football on Thursday the 9th of January 2014

In a very colourful event that featured mind blowing performances from Flavour, P Square and Golden boy D’banj. Peak of the performances on the night was no doubt Lagbaja, in an elegant luminous attire he gave the most amazing and electrifying delivery.

Below is a full list of winners on the night.
National team of the year: Nigeria Youth National team of the year: Nigeria U17
Club of the year 2013: Al Ahly
Fairplay award 2013: Nigerian supporters
Coach of the year 2013: Stephen Keshi
Promising talent of 2013: kelechi Iheanacho
Referee of the year: Haimoudou Djamel
2013 CAF legend: Bruno Metsu…

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Super Falcons qualify for Namibia 2014


The Super Falcons on Thursday reached the final round of qualifying series for the African Women Championship 2014, after Sierra Leone, their next opponent, announced their withdrawal.
The Sierra Leonians cited lack of funds as the reason for their withdrawal.
The championship, the 9th in the series, will hold in Namibia between Oct.11 and Oct. 25.
Ademola Olajire, Assistant Director, Media, Nigeria Football Association (NFA), said this in a statement he issued in Abuja.
The statement said Super Falcons, the national female team, were scheduled to play Sierra Leone in February for a slot in the final qualifying round.
Super Falcons at their training for Nation’s Cup in Abuja on Tuesday “Both teams were due to square up in a qualifying duel in February.
“Sierra Leone’s voluntary exit means that the Falcons will now have to wait for the winner of the fixture between Kenya and Rwanda to know their…

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