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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Super Eagles 'Mr handsome' goalkeeper Maduka Okoye explains why he chose Nigeria over Germany

Super Eagles and Fortuna Dusseldolf goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has explained his decision to represent Nigeria professionally rather than Germany the country of his birth.

Okoye, who is a favorite amongst Nigerian females due to his handsome looks, is not Nigeria's first choice keeper but still decided to accept the Nigeria Football Federation's call to serve his fatherland because he knows Coach Gernot Rohr is planning long term.

Okoye made his debut for the Super Eagles in a friendly against Brazil three months ago and was also part of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho. He was then called up by Coach Gernot Rohr for their first match of the 2019-2020 season, a friendly against Ukraine last September and has been part of the Goal keeping squad following the Super Eagles' search for new goalkeepers since Carl Ikeme retired from football over health issues.

In an interview with the Super Eagles Media Team via YouTube, Okoye explained his decision to represent Nigeria : "My opinion and my advice is to follow your heart, you have to feel it, where the love is. I felt the love in Nigeria and I feel like a Naija boy, that's why I chose Nigeria over Germany".

"I felt great after I got my first call-up to the Super Eagles, it was a pleasure. It's a big step for me in my football career.

"With the first call-up I had a bit of problems but after that for the Ukraine game everything was set up and I prepared well.

"I couldn't wait to get to the Super Eagles, everything went well. Thank God,'' Okoye added.

“Hypemen were underpaid from shows in December and that needs to change” OAP and Event Host Sheye Banks gives reasons why hypemen deserve to earn more from events

Soundcity OAP, MC and Hypeman, Sheye Banks shared reasons as to why he believes hypemen don’t get enough credit for the service they provide.

He took to twitter to express why he feels they need to be paid more than what they are currently getting paid for.

He claims that in December, most hypemen and some hype ladies were underpaid after doing the most work to keep the party alive.

See the tweets below

Photos: BBNaija's Mike Edwards and wife honeymoon in Mauritius

Big Brother Naija 2019 first runner up, Mike Edwards and his lovely wife Perri are currently on honeymoon in Mauritius. Recall that Mike left for the Big Brother house a few days after they got married in May 2019.

He won a trip to Mauritius whilst in the house and he decided to use it for their honeymoon.

The photos the couple have shared so far are so beautiful. See more below.

Man jailed two weeks for making calls in court

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of a Kwara High Court in Ilorin has sentenced a man, Abdulwahab Adebayo, to two weeks in a correctional facility for receiving phone calls during court proceedings.

Abdulwahab was in the court for a hearing and was repeatedly picking up his calls. Justice Oyinloye said the convict distracted the court and when he was summoned by the police officer attached to the court to stop disturbing the court, he refused.

“The convict refused to stop disturbing the court until another policeman dragged him off the court. He also exhibited a rude attitude in court, as he shouted and claimed to be innocent. The court premises is not a commercial call centre where anybody can receive or make calls as they wish.

People commit contempt of court with negligence. Ignorance of the law is an offence, I hereby sentence you to two weeks imprisonment, without an option of fine,” Oyinloye ruled.

Ukrainian plane crash that killed 176 people may have been accidentally shot down by nervous Iranian airforce pilots

A Ukranian Airline Boeing 737 flight carrying 176 people crashed early hours of Wednesday morning hours after Iran's attack on US bases, sparking fears it has been accidentally shot down by Iranian military amidst tensions between Iran and the US.

The airliner, a Boeing 737-800, went down around Parand, 60 kilometres south-west of the Iranian capital and the Imam Khomeini International Airport, told Fars News Agency the plane suffered technical problems that led to it's crash.

But Flight data shows the plane reached an altitude of 2.4 km and then disappeared three minutes after take-off with video footage appearing to show the footage of the plane on fire as it fell from the sky into a farm field meaning it's possible nervous Iranian airforce pilots might have shot down the plane as it barred Western airlines from travelling around it's airspace and might have viewed the plane as an enemy combatant.

If the flight was really shot down by Iranian forces, then it will change the dynamics of the US/Iran tensions already engulfing the Middle East after reports emanated Tuesday night that Iran had attacked two US airbases in Iraq.

Investigations are still being carried out by Ukranian officials and more information will be released soon.

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky expressed condolences in a message from his holiday in Oman.

'Terrible news from the Middle East,' he posted from his vacation in the Middle Eastern country. 'This morning, after taking off from the Imam Khomeini International Airport (Tehran), a passenger plane of Ukraine International Airlines crashed near the airport.

'According to preliminary data, all passengers and crew members were killed.Our embassy clarifies the information about the circumstances of the tragedy and the lists of casualties.

'My sincere condolences to the families and friends of all passengers and crew members.
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