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Did You Know That Nigeria Beat Cameroon 3 – 0 Yesterday?

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Nigeria yesterday in Brussels beat fierce rivals Cameroon 3-0 in a much improved display from the loss to DR Congo.

After the shambolic showing against DRC in Mons on Thursday, the Super Eagles raised their game against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon to win this friendly and ease pressure on coach Sunday Oliseh after his major falling out with Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama.

Nigeria deserved their lead in the 39th minute through Efe Ambrose. The Celtic defender rose above the Cameroon defense to power home a free kick from the right taken by Mikel Obi.

Incidentally, it was just minutes after Ambrose almost put the ball into his own net when his back pass beat an onrushing goalkeeper Carl Ikeme.

Outstanding Moses Simon scored his second Eagles goal on the hour when he blasted past the Cameroon goalkeeper after he was released by skipper Ahmed Musa.

Substitute Odion Ighalo took the game beyond the Indomitable Lions with a third goal two minutes from time when he headed home off a delightful cross by Elderson Echiejile from the left flank.

Cameroon would also struggle when skipper Stephane Mbia was sent off in the 47th minute after his second booking of the night.

Before then, Cameroon young goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa had to pull off at least two big saves to deny the Super Eagles.

In the ninth minute, the Barcelona second team shot stopper had to go down quickly to keep out a menacing ball heading for goal. He will also get a strong hand to a pile driver by Emmanuel Emenike after 31 minutes.

But after Nigeria’s goal, Cameroon raised their game and ought to have at least drawn level particularly in the 44th minute when Spurs winger Clinton Njie got behind the Eagles defence, but Leonard Kweuku could not get a touch to the final pass from inside the six-yard box.

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How UAE visa ban almost ruined my wedding – Rita Dominic

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Rita Dominic, the ace Nollywood actress, has recounted how the visa ban by United Arab Emirates (UAE) almost ruined her wedding.

The UAE immigration authorities had in October banned visa applications to 20 African countries including Nigeria.

In an appreciation post on Instagram on Tuesday, the movie star narrated how the distance between herself and her cloth designer almost affected the event.

It is believed that the fashion designer resides in Dubai.

Dominic also appreciated the gown designer for “going above and beyond” to get the dress to her despite the ban.

“Thank God for a beautiful weekend full of love and joy. Thank you to @michael5inco for making my dream wedding gown. It was a lot of hard work and patience since we were in two different countries,” she wrote.

“The UAE ban almost ruined it all but designer @michael_nardi_ who you see in this video came to the rescue by going and above and beyond to make the necessary alterations and final fittings. So huge hugs to both.

“Thank you to my dream team who worked hard to get me looking good in this gown. Love you all from the bottom of my heart.”

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Kiekie and husband welcome first child

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Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori, the Nigerian comedian and skit maker better known as Kiekie, and her husband have welcomed their first child together.

The excited mother announced the birth of her baby girl via a post on her Instagram page on Tuesday.

She also shared a picture of the baby, who they had named Nola, alongside a clip from the Cocomelon, a popular children’s cartoon.

“Look who’s here! Our baby! NOLA. E ILORI @shonaola_ilori,” she captioned the post.

Colleagues and fans have since then taken to the comment section to congratulate the parents on the birth of their child.

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Gospel Singer, Sammie Okposo dies at 51

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Gospel singer and Welu Welu crooner, Sammie Okposo is reportedly dead.

According to a report making the rounds, the music producer slumped on Friday morning and died. He was aged 51.

Okposo made headlines early in the year after he publicly apologized to his wife, Ozioma for cheating on her with another lady in the United States.

In the apology which was shared on his Instagram page, the singer lamented over the incident which he noted happened in 2021.

The singer further stated that the development has seen him step aside from ministerial work until “full restoration.”

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