BBNaija Winner, Miracle Certified As ‘Instrument Rated’ Pilot


Winner of the 2018 Big Brother Naija ‘Double Wahala’ show, Miracle Ikechukwu has added another feather to his cap by being certified as an Instrument Rated pilot.

Taking to his Twitter page @miracleikechukwu to share the news, Miracle said he was able to achieve the feat despite all the turbulence faced in the journey to attaining the certificate.

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“A lot of turbulence while en-route but finally landed. Instrument Rated! It’s only Your Grace Lord. Thank You and to everyone who has supported me thus far, I Appreciate. GOD Bless,” he said.

The TV reality star was in aviation school prior to the BBNaija show and however returned to complete his training immediately after clinching the grand prize.

After emerging the winner of the Season 3 edition of the show, he raked in a total prize comprising a 25 million cash, a Sub-Urban Vehicle (SUV) worth N12 million and a trip for two valued N4.7 million, Television and other electronic items worth N3.3 million.

He had earlier in 2018 announced acquisition of both Private Pilot License (PPL) and Flight Dispatcher License (FDL).

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Bahraini Emerges Winner Of Seventh Okpekpe Race


A Bahraini, Dawit Fikadu, has emerged the winner of the 7th Okpekpe race which held in Edo State, South-South Nigeria.

His winning the 10 kilometre road race has set a new course record of 28 minutes 48 seconds while Sheila Chelangat of Kenya won in the female category.

Speaking to Channels Television after the race, Fikadu who is third time lucky having come 9th in 2017, 2nd last year said that the weather conditions were a bit harsh due.

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According to him, this is as a result of the scorching sun compared to the last edition where it rained.

Similarly, Chelangat, who is participating for the time also complained about the hot weather.

Speaking at the end of the game, the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalong, commended the Edo State Government for the improvements in this year’s edition.

He, however, called for more participation from the local community in subsequent editions of the competition.

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Buhari’s Victory: It Is Time For Everybody To Team Up – Adesina

2018 Budget Will Be Signed On Wednesday, Adesina Confirms
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The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, has called on all Nigerians irrespective of religious or political affiliations to work together for the good of the country.

Adesina made this appeal of Wednesday shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Buhari winner of the 2019 presidential election.

He regretted that some people were determined to truncate the President’s efforts in uniting the country prior to the build-up to the general polls.

“You will recall that in 2015, the President inherited a country that was badly fractured. He was working towards reuniting the country but there were some people hell-bent on emphasizing the things that divide us rather than the things that can unite us.

“And I suspect that they were doing it towards the 2019 elections. Now that the elections have come and gone, it’s time for everybody to team up to ensure that we have a cohesive large country,” he stated.

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On proposed plans by the current administration for the next four years, the Presidential spokesmen stated that his principal is committed in the fighting against terrorism.

According to him, President Buhari will use the people’s mandate to consolidate on achievements made in reviving the economy and fight corruption.

“One thing is sure, the President has said it many times that those three focus areas – securing the country, reviving the economy and fighting corruption will not change,” he added.

Adesina also stated that the election has proven the President’s commitment to deepening the nation’s democratic process as was witnessed in the just concluded presidential election.

His remarks come few hours after the electoral body announced the final result of the 2019 presidential election in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

World Cup Winner Shot Thrice By Robbers In Critical Condition

South African hooker Naka Drotske poses for photographers before the first-round Rugby World Cup match between South Africa and Uruguay at the Hampden Park stadium in Glasgow. 


Former Springbok hooker Naka Drotske was in critical condition in hospital on Friday after being shot during an armed robbery outside the South African capital Pretoria.

The 47-year-old, a member of the 1995 World Cup winning squad, was at his brother’s property in Kameeldrift when three men broke into the house on Thursday evening, police told local media.

“There was a struggle whereby one of the men was shot at,” police spokesman Kay Makhubele said.

Drotske suffered severe blood loss after being shot three times and was undergoing emergency treatment at the Netcare Montana hospital in Pretoria, reports said.

His business partner and fellow former Springbok Os du Randt was also at the scene of the robbery but was unhurt.

Naka was shot and is currently in critical condition in hospital. We wish him a speedy recovery,” South African Rugby said on its Twitter feed.

English club London Irish for whom Drotske played for two years tweeted its horror at his predicament.

“Our thoughts are with former London Irish player Naka Drotske after this shocking news, we wish him a speedy recovery,” tweeted the club with a shamrock icon.

Drotske won 26 caps for South Africa, scoring three tries.

He was reserve hooker when South Africa hosted and won the World Cup in 1995, making just the one appearance, one year after the end of apartheid.

He had become first choice hooker four years later when the Springboks reached the semi-finals, playing in five of their matches, losing to eventual winners Australia.

He later coached his domestic team, the Cheetahs, before pursuing a business career.


ASAMOAH GYAN: Ghana Can Take On Anyone

asamoahAfter reaching the quarter -final of the Africa Cup of Nations, the Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan said his team is not afraid of any other.

Ghana pulled through after defeating South Africa 2-1 and will meet the Group D runners-up in the quarter-finals on Sunday evening.

Confident of his team’s performance, Gyan said “with this team we can take on anyone in this competition.”

The Algeria coach Christian Gourcuff said: “It was not easy to get out of this group,” as the team qualified as Group C runners-up.

Gyan scored Ghana’s late winner in their second game against Algeria which ultimately helped them finish top of the table on head-to-head record.

“I have played at five cups of nations, but this group was the hardest,” he added.

“We were very strong mentally, even after conceding the first goal. We kept believing and fought to the end knowing that we could win.”

Ghana manager Avram Grant said: “We deserve it because South Africa were not better than us.

Grant also said “We have finished first in the group of death, which is not bad.  After losing the first match we showed great attitude in the second and continued along the same lines today , we started the match very well with two or three good chances. We had the match in our hands. I am very happy that the players showed, just as in their last match, a good spirit and good attitude.”