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Leeds stall Man City's title march, last-gasp Liverpool up to fourth - Pulse Nigeria
Manchester City's march to the Premier League title stalled on Saturday as 10-man Leeds beat the runaway leaders 2-1, while Liverpool climbed into fourth place after Trent Alexander-Arnold's late strike sealed a 2-1 win against Aston Villa.
City are counting down to their third title in four seasons, but Stuart Dallas's stoppage-time strike leaves them still needing 11 points from their last six games to clinch the crown. Their first defeat in seven matches in all competitions came after Pep Guardiola made seven changes following their midweek Champions League quarter-final first-leg win over Borussia Dortmund. With Kevin De Bruyne on the bench at the Etihad Stadium, City were blow their best against lively Leeds and now turn their attention to cup competitions next week. They have a 2-1 lead to defend in the second leg at Dortmund on Wednesday before Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea at Wembley. "We did not create enough for the forwards. It is part of the game," Guardiola said. "When they defend in the way they were you have to stop them running and we did not do that. The best moment we had in the game we make a mistake behind and we tried but could not score. "We are going to rest and prepare two days for the game in Dortmund and decide on how we are going to play." Leeds took the lead against the run of play three minutes before half-time. Helder Costa broke down the left and passed inside to Patrick Bamford. Northern Ireland midfielder Dallas took Bamford's lay-off on the edge of the area and hit a firm low shot that left Ederson rooted to the spot as it rebounded in off the post. Moments later, Leeds defender Liam Cooper was dismissed for a foul on Gabriel Jesus. Referee Andre Marriner initially booked Cooper after he caught the Brazilian on the knee, but changed his decision to a red card after reviewing the incident on the pitchside monitor. City equalised in the 76th minute when Bernardo Silva flicked the ball into the path of Ferran Torres and the Spaniard clipped his shot past Illan Meslier. But in the first minute of stoppage time, City were caught by brilliant Leeds counter. Dallas raced onto a fine through ball from Ezgjan Alioski and guided a cool finish past Ederson. It was Leeds' first victory against one of the Premier League's 'big six' clubs since their promotion last season. Liverpool late show Liverpool are desperately trying to salvage their troubled campaign by qualifying for next season's Champions League via a top-four finish. Beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday, Jurgen Klopp's side knocked West Ham out of fourth place in the most dramatic fashion at Anfield. Liverpool had lost their previous six home league matches, but Alexander-Arnold clinched their first success in front of the Kop since December as the Reds avenged their humiliating 7-2 defeat at Villa in October. Villa striker Ollie Watkins scored a hat-trick in that rout and he was back on the scoresheet after 43 minutes. Taking a touch from John McGinn's pass into the Liverpool area, Watkins hit a low shot that squirmed under Alisson Becker's weak attempted save. Liverpool were denied an equaliser moments later when Roberto Firmino's close-range finish was chalked off by VAR for an extremely tight offside call against Diogo Jota in the build-up. But Mohamed Salah levelled in the 57th minute with a close-range header after Andrew Robertson's shot was parried into his path by Emiliano Martinez. Villa winger Trezeguet hit the post in the second half, but Alexander-Arnold won it in added time when the right-back blasted home from the edge of the area. In Saturday's late game, sixth-placed Chelsea will move above Liverpool into fourth place if they beat Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. smg/jc
Kim Kardashian is officially a billionaire [ARTICLE] - Pulse Nigeria
Forbes says Kim Kardashian is worth $1B.
Forbes announced her inclusion on the Worlds Billionaires list for the first time on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, citing her two lucrative businesses, KKW Beauty and Skims, as well as cash from Keeping Up With the Kardashians and endorsement deals. Kardashians worth increased from $780 million in October to $1 billion. She launched KKW Beauty in 2017. The mother of four sold 20 percent of KKW Beauty to Coty for $200 million, which put the value of her company at $1 billion. It would be recalled that Forbes announced in 2019 that her younger sister Kylie Jenner was the world's youngest self-made billionaire. However, the following year there were reports of discrepancies in those figures. Forbes stripped her of that position.
Actress Chacha Eke celebrates husband on his birthday [ARTICLE] - Pulse Nigeria
Chacha Eke and Austin Faani have been married for almost eight years.
The movie star took to her Instagram page on Thursday, March 18, 2021, where she celebrated her husband on his special day. "Birthday Blessings To My Baby Tino. BestFriend Husband Daddy @austinfaani#18th March," she wrote. This is coming months after the actress had publicly ended her marriage to Faani. The actress later revealed she there were no issues with her marriage, insisting that she was suffering from bipolar disorder. ''Five days ago I made a video saying that my marriage to Austin Faani is over and that video came with a lot of backlash from people with many insinuating that it is a clear case of domestic violence," she said. "It is not. Austin has never laid his hands on me. He has never even raised his voice at me and God in heaven knows that's the truth." "Several psychiatrists have come to assess me mentally and I have been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. Bipolar is real. Here in Africa, we tend to not know about it due to ignore or overlook it." The actress and Faani have been married for almost eight years.
Kanye West net worth now $6.6B amid divorce with Kim Kardashian - Pulse Nigeria
Kanye West's sneaker and apparel business is valued at $3.2 billion to $4.7 billion.
The 43-year-old rappers sneaker and clothing business now supported by Adidas AG and Gap Inc, is valued between $3.2 billion and $4.7 billion. According to Bloomberg, the music star's collaboration with Gap is set to hit stores this summer and could be worth as much as $970 million of the brands value. Last year, the Grammy winner signed a 10 year agreement to design and sell apparel under the Yeezy Gap label. West still holds total ownership and creative power within the company. The father of four raked in an additional $110 million from his extensive catalog of music and has another $1.7 billion in other assets. He also accrued $122 million in cash and stock. It would be recalled that in 2020, Forbes named West as one of the highest paid celebrities of the year.
Palace's Zaha becomes first Premier League player not to take the knee - Pulse Nigeria
Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha became the first Premier League player not to take a knee in solidarity with the anti-racism movement before Saturday's match against West Bromwich Albion.
Ivory Coast international Zaha stood tall while the rest of his Palace team-mates and their opponents kneeled just before kick-off at Selhurst Park. The 28-year-old revealed last month when speaking at the Financial Times' Business of Football summit he would no longer perform a gesture which has been followed by Premier League players, officials and staff since June. "My decision to stand at kick-off has been public knowledge for a couple of weeks now," Zaha said in a statement released on Saturday. "There is no right or wrong decision, but for me personally I feel kneeling has just become a part of the pre-match routine and at the moment it doesn't matter whether we kneel or stand, some of us still continue to receive abuse. "I know there is a lot of work being done behind the scenes at the Premier League and other authorities to make change, and I fully respect that, and everyone involved. I also fully respect my team-mates and players at other clubs who continue to take the knee. "As a society, I feel we should be encouraging better education in schools, and social media companies should be taking stronger action against people who abuse others online - not just footballers. "I now just want to focus on football and enjoy being back playing on the pitch. I will continue to stand tall." Zaha joins Championship clubs Millwall, Derby, Bournemouth and Brentford in no longer taking part in kneeling before matches. The gesture was brought in as a way to promote the anti-racism message after the death in police custody of George Floyd in the United States last May sparked a rise in Black Lives Matter protests. smg/nr
Obafemi Martins breaks silence over clash with Burna boy - Pulse Nigeria
Martins says the drama that took place at the nightclub has been resolved.
Nigerian rapper CDQ has called out Burna Boy for disrespecting Martins. In a post shared via his Instagram page on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, the footballer confirmed that even though there was a misunderstanding, it has been resolved. "I have been seeing a lot of allegations online and I don't appreciate our names being disgraced like this. We had a few misunderstandings a few nights ago but the issue don resolved already sha," he wrote. "There be no fights at bayrock. The club not even opened for clubbing. I just called my boys to talk about the issue there. I be di shareholder, don't destroy my business na." "There is always fight and love amongst brothers. You guys are making too much hype, you should forget it and carry on. Eko oni baje." It would be recalled that a few days ago, CDQ called out Burna Boy disrespecting Martins. Pulse later exclusively obtained video and audio recording where CDQ alleged that he was stabbed on the head by Burna Boy's crew.
Spotify to launch in Nigeria within the next few days - Pulse Nigeria
The company will launch in 80 markets, including Bangladesh and Pakistan.
This comes after months of speculation and recruitment in the Nigerian music industry. The announcement came via two tweets on Spotify's official Twitter handles. ALSO READ: Music streaming wars in Nigeria and the imminent entrance of Spotify One tweet reads, "We launch in 80+ new markets over the next few days. See you soon Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nigeria #SpotifyStreamOn" The company is also set to launch in 80 other markets including Bangladesh and Pakistan, places with high population and a large Gen Z demography. In 2020, had a Free Cash Flow of 74m while its total monthly active users grew 27% to 345m in Q4. Premium Subscribers grew 24%. Spotify Wrapped campaign also had 90 million users engaged with more than 50m shares. It had 2.2m podcasts and 60m songs.
Music superstar Flavour reveals he didn't have sex until he was 24 - Pulse Nigeria
The music star says he had sex for the first time in a swimming pool.
The music star made this known during a chat with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on the BlackBox interview series. ''Flavour was a virgin till 24...I'm telling you. Remember I told you about the man that took me in, that I served. There was no television, no woman, no alcohol," he said. An obviously shocked Ebuka asked again "So you didn't have sex till you were 24?" "No sex till I was 24-years-old. And the first time I had sex, everything happened while I was working. The first time it happened we had a show in Enugu. It was for the opening of a hotel and they brought a lot of girls from Ebonyi State University, ESUT...mixture na and we were the band." "At that time I didn't know nothing, just playing and singing at the same time. There was a lady sitting by the side of the owner of the hotel. As I was playing she came up the stage and we were vibing." ALSO READ: All the women romantically linked to Flavour "She started spraying and looking at me in some type of way. After playing we went to a club in the hotel that they were also opening that night. Then the girl came to and was like 'remember me? You were the one that was playing' and I said yes." The music said the lady then requested for him to her at the poolside of the hotel with her friends. "That was it. From there she found out I was a virgin and she said 'you know what, I'm going to make you a man.' The singer recounted how everything about his sex life changed after that night in the swimming pool. When asked about his relationship with his first baby mama Sandra Okagbue, the singer said even though he wants to keep it private, they have remained close. He also debunked the rumours that he got married to the former beauty queen.
What to expect from GOtv Max this Valentine - Pulse Nigeria
There is a lot to be excited about this Valentine season and one of them is the amazing offerings from GOtv such as the Max For Less offer, which gives their customers access to a wider range of channels and entertaining programmes on the Max package at a dis…
Here are 5 reasons we think you should upgrade to the Max package:
- AMAZING DISCOUNT OFFER: The Max for Less offer gives customers on the lower packages, GOtv Jolli and Jinja the opportunity to enjoy great entertainment on over 75 channels on GOtv Max at a special discount of N2,999 instead of N3,600 per month!
- ACCESS TO AMERICAN SPORTS ON ESPN: Sports enthusiasts on GOtv Max can look forward to a variety of sports programmes such as news, documentaries, shows and games all day long on ESPN (Channel 38). This weekend is packed with exciting content such as the, English Football League (EFL), Nottingham Forest vs Bournemouth on Saturday, 13th February at 1:25pm, including two amazing shows on Thursday, 18th February; NBA: The Jump at 9pm and NFL Live at 10pm.
- ENJOY LIVE MATCHES FROM THE LEGENDARY LA LIGA, SERIE A, FA CUP: Football lovers have access to the best of the Spanish and Italian football leagues, twice as more select matches of the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Emirates FA Cup and many more with GOtv Max. . OnSerie A this weekend, watch Napoli vs Juventus on Saturday, 13th February at 6pm on SuperSport Select 1 (Channel 33). While for La Liga, Real Madrid vs Valencia will be showing live on Sunday, 14th February at 4pm on SuperSport La Liga (Channel 32).
- MOVIES AND SERIES FOR A ROMANTIC VALENTINE WEEKEND: GOtv Max subscribers have a great line up of romantic movies and series to enjoy this special love season. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo airs on Saturday, 13th February at 2pm on StarLife (Channel 23), A Harvest Wedding on Sunday, 14th February at 10:35am on M-Net Movies 4 (Channel 3), and What Love Is airs on Sunday, 14th Sunday at 6pm on BET (Channel 21).
- EXCITING KIDS SHOWS TO KEEP THE KIDS OCCUPIED: With GOtv Max, there is something for every member of the family. The kids can celebrate love & friendship and enjoy selected love themed episodes from Teen Titans Go, DC Super Hero Girls, The Amazing World Of Gumball, Power Rangers, Craig Of The Creek and much more! With The Love bug Valentines showing all day on Cartoon Network (Channel 67) on Sunday, 14th February.
Lilian Esoro and Ubi Franklin's marriage reportedly dissolved - Pulse Nigeria
Esoro and Franklin got married in November 2015 in a flamboyant wedding.
According to documents obtained by blogger, Linda Ikeji, the marriage between Franklin and Esoro was dissolved on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at an Abuja High Court. In 2019, an Ikeja High Court judge ruled that their divorce is invalid since Lilian testified that Ubi provides for their child and maintain a cordial relationship. The judge told both parties to settle their differences amicably because they are only seeking divorce due to childishness. Esoro and Franklin got married in November 2015 in an elaborate and flamboyant wedding. However, a year after the marriage, the couple who have a son Jayden together went their separate ways.
Actor Uche Madugwu comes out as gay [ARTICLE] - Pulse Nigeria
The actor says people should be allowed to make certain decisions about their lives.
The Nollywood actor made this known via his Instagram page on Thursday, January 28, 2021, where he shared a post with a tag "Proudly Gay." He went on to caption the photo with a message where he wrote about respecting the choices people make about their lives. "Appreciate others and #share only love we need to respect peoples choices not to judge them so lets practice Jesus kind of love," he wrote. Maduagwu is a popular actor who became famous for trolling politicians, celebrities, and pastors on social media.
2Baba says he's still proud of Nigeria despite the politicians who have messed up the country - Pulse Nigeria
The singer believes that someday, the country will get it right.
The music star made this known via his Instagram stories on Thursday, January 28, 2021. "No matter how I dey feel about how politics and some politicians don mess Naija up, I still proud of Naija with my full chest," he wrote. "E choke die now but I believe say e go enter. E fit be after I don kpai sef but the engine don start. Bless us. Bless Naija aka the headquarter of Africa." Idibia is not just known for his singing prowess but activism. The singer has at several times called out the government over its decisions and governing style. Recall that in January 2017, 2baba announced a nationwide protest against the policies of the federal government. According to him, the Nigerian government has failed its people leading the country into an economic downturn. However, after coming under intense pressure to drop the demonstration, 2baba announced the cancellation.