Pacquiao vows to leave Australia as world champion

Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao arrived in Australia ahead of his title fight with Jeff Horn and declared: “I will be going home as world champion.”

The “Pac Man” touched down in Brisbane late Saturday from Manila with a large entourage for his World Boxing Organization welterweight title bout at Suncorp Stadium next weekend.

“In all my years of boxing, I have never been as motivated and fired up as this fight,” he told reporters at the airport.

“My team is very happy with my preparation. I am looking forward to this and I will be going home as world champion.”

Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 knockouts) is a clear favourite against Horn, although the Filipino great has not stopped an opponent since his 12th round TKO of Miguel Cotto in 2009.

 

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Lyon confirm “Arsenal are ready to pay” for Lacazette

Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas, has revealed that “Arsenal are ready to pay” for Alexandre Lacazette.

Gunners’ boss, Arsene Wenger, is believed to be ready to make the 26-year-old their record signing this summer.

Aulas also said Arsenal are willing to do business, having spoken with Arsene Wenger and former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier.

He told L’Equipe: “I do not intend to sell Alexandre quickly, because there is always the option of Atletico Madrid to signing him on January 1, 2018. I also listen to what Alexandre says.                             Continue reading

How Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi made it to the top

How Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi made it to the top

Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi signed for Liverpool F.C. for a fee of around £400,000 in 2015 – He was part of the Nigerian Under 17 side that won the 2013 FIFA World Cup – Awoniyi did not play for any Professional Football League side in Nigeria before moving to Europe The dreams of Nigerian and Liverpool FC youngster Taiwo Awoniyi was for him to play at the highest level of his career, but he never knew that making it to the top would be hard for him. Born on August 12, 1997 in Ilorin, Kwara state, Awoniyi attended Adetunji primary school before proceeding to the Government Day where he completed his secondary school education. Prior to the completion of his SSCE, he played for United Football Academy from where he advanced to the Imperial Soccer Academy owned by ex Super Eagles star Seyi Olofinjana.         Continue reading

Johnny Depp apologizes for his joke about assassinating President Trump

Johnny Depp has apologized for his joke about assassinating President Trump. In a statement he released on Friday, he said it was a bad joke and that he didn’t mean any harm by it. Adding that the joke he told Thursday to the Glastonbury Festival crowd was in poor taste. The statement partially read:

“It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice”. “I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.” Depp had joked, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

Manson follower, longest-serving female inmate, seeks parole

A parole hearing resumed Thursday for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel — a follower of cult leader Charles Manson — after officials investigated whether battered women’s syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the murders nearly five decades ago.

Krenwinkel, 69, was previously denied parole 13 times for the 1969 slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four other people in Southern California.

The next night, she helped kill grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, in what prosecutors say was an attempt by Manson to ignite a race war.

Commissioners postponed the latest parole hearing in December while officials investigated whether Krenwinkel suffered from battered women’s syndrome.

The hearing resumed Thursday at the California Institution for Women east of Los Angeles. A possible decision by the parole panel to release Krenwinkel could be blocked by Gov. Jerry Brown.                   Continue reading

Fake palm wine factory discovered in Anambra state

Fake palm wine factory discovered in Anambra state

We gathered that a factory where palm wine is being ‘manufactured’ was recently uncovered somewhere in Anambra state. If there is one reason why people love to drink palm wine instead of spirits and other factory-produced drinks, it’s because it is best drank fresh and straight from the source (the palm tree). Because of the natural state which it is usually tapped and sold in, the drink has several positive effects on the human body. A video has however emerged showing that the drink which so many people enjoy across Africa, was being compromised and may have endangered the health of the people who bought it within that area. The fake palm wine factory was discovered in Anambra state          Continue reading

This story of abduction will leave you scared

Keke Napeps

Kidnap is the hot theme these days and there are many scary stories going around.

Today, Thursday, June 21, 2017, a Twitter user Chris_Goth narrated his friend’s almost deadly experience with kidnappers in Surulere.

1) Thread – Surulere peeps be woke, my friend was kidnapped entering a keke at Chicken Republic on Bode Thomas to shitta on Sunday.

He said his friend boarded a Keke NAPEP (a commercial tricycle) only to be abducted by armed men who posed as passengers.             Continue reading