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Kanu Nwankwo Cries Out As Government Takes Over His Hotel

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Punch reported that former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu, has raised the alarm over the fate of his property, Hardley Apartments, which is under renovation by The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, reports Completesports.com.

Hardley Apartments, located at No. 46 Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos is owned by Kanu, but has been put under the temporary possession of AMCON by an ex parte order of a court on account of indebtedness.

According to Kanu, while the case is still awaiting final judgment at the Federal High Court , Lagos on the January 31, Hardley Apartments has been renovated when he visited the premises on Monday.

“I was notified that my hotel (Hardley Apartments) is currently under renovation when the case is still in court,” the two-time CAF Player of the Year told Completesports.com in front of the premises.

“I came here to establish that my property has been taken over while the case is still in court. Ideally, nobody should be allowed into the premises since the matter is still in court, but this is different.

“I have served this country for over 16 years winning laurels and this premises housed all my medals which I won during my playing career, the Olympic torch which I carried in honour of the country in 2012, and memorable pictures are all here but I hope they are not all gone.”

 

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Kobe Bryant fans sign petition to make his image the new NBA logo

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More than 800,000 fans have signed a petition to replace the NBA logo with an image of Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people in California on Sunday.

‘With the untimely and unexpected passing of the great Kobe Bryant please sign this petition in an attempt to immortalize him forever as the new NBA Logo,‘ read the Change.Org petition, which was posted by a Nick M. of Vancouver, British Columbia.

So far, the petition has over 800,000 signatures.

The current logo is a silhouette of fellow Lakers legend Jerry West, who expressed in the past that he would not mind if the logo was changed.

Kobe Bryant died alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others when his chopper crashed in Calabasas, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles on Sunday.

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Rihanna pictured watching UEFA champions league against Atletico Madrid

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Pop star, Rihanna was spotted tonight at the VIP center of Juventus’ Allianz Arena stadium watching the UEFA Champions league between Juventus and Atletico Madrid.

 

Juventus’ official twitter account recognized her presence with photos of her during the game and a video of her arrival at the stadium.

 

Juventus won the match against Atletico Madrid as a free-kick from

Paulo Dybala guaranteed the Italian side top spot in Group D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Odion Ighalo announced his retirement from international football with Nigeria

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Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has confirmed his retirement from international football with Nigeria after winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Golden Boot last night.

He wrote on his IG page :

This is one of the most difficult career decisions I have had to take. It’s been an amazing 5 years journey, but after due consultation and extensive discussion with my family, I have decided it’s time for me to retire from the National team.

It’s has been an eventful and most memorable opportunity to serve my country with pride, passion and to contribute my quota to the development of our football, the memories would stay with me for a long time and I’m immensely grateful. It is now time to concentrate on Club football and give the younger players chance to learn and grow.

I would love to thank the NFF, coach Gernot Rohr for believing in me against all odds,to my teammates for their professionalism and team spirit without you guys I wouldn’t have achieved so much with this team.

To NIGERIAN football fans all over the world,I SAY THANK YOU, you were always there to cheer us on and our 12th players every time we step into the pitch. I will be watching and cheering the SUPER EAGLES from this side. THANK YOU…..signing OUT.

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