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U.S city declares July 7 Davido Day

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The City of Houston in United States of America, USA, has declared July 7 as Davido Day in honour of Nigerian afrobeats superstar, David Adeleke, aka Davido.

The Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner made the proclamation in a statement released in Houston, Texas, on Friday.

He declared, “I, Sylvester Turner, Mayor of the city of Houston, do hereby proclaim July 7, 2023, as Davido Day.”

Davido shared a copy of the statement via his Instastory.

The Mayor made the proclamation following Davido’s soldout show at the iconic Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
newsmen recalls that Wizkid was given similar honour in 2019 after he made history as the first African artiste to sell out the Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Mark Dayton, Governor of Minnesota declared October 6 as Wizkid Day.

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FA Cup: All you need to know about quarter-final draw

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The quarter-final draw for this season’s FA Cup will be conducted on Wednesday night.

It will be completed before Chelsea’s fifth-round clash with Leeds United at Stamford.

The host for the draw is Seema Jaswal and he will be assisted by former Arsenal goalkeeper, David Seaman.

The teams that have confirmed their spots in the last eight already are Coventry City, Manchester City, Leicester City and Newcastle United.

There are still four fixtures to be decided including Chelsea vs Leeds, Liverpool vs Southampton, Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United and Wolves vs Brighton.

The numbers for the draw are:

1 Newcastle United

2 Chelsea or Leeds United

3 Leicester City

4 Liverpool or Southampton

5 Nottingham Forest or Manchester United

6 Wolverhampton Wanderers or Brighton & Hove Albion

7 Coventry City

8 Manchester City

 

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FA Cup: You deserves Ballon d’Or – Man City star to De Bruyne

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Manchester City midfielder, Mateo Kovacic has said that teammate, Kevin De Bruyne deserved a Ballon d’Or in his career.

Kovacic said this following De Bruyne’s impressive display in Man City’s FA Cup 6-2 win over Luton Town on Tuesday.

Recall that De Bruyne gave Erling Haaland four assists during the encounter as the Norway international scored five goals.

Speaking after the game, Kovacic, who was also on the score sheet, said (via City Report):

“Kevin’s career is amazing; a player that deserves to have a Ballon d’Or.”

 

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Security guards arraigned for allegedly stealing property worth N685,000

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Two men, Gabriel Godwin and John Julius, were, on Wednesday, arraigned before a Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing property valued at N685,000 from a house.

The defendants of no fixed residential addresses are facing a two-count charge of break-in and stealing, to which they, however, pleaded not guilty.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Chidi Leo, informed the court that the defendants committed the offences on February 16 at No. 3, Doka Street, Narayi, Kaduna.

Leo said the defendants and two others at large broke into the house of the complainant, Mr Aaron Okoro, and stole his property.

He said the defendants and their accomplices stole some clothes, valued at N240,000, jewellery, worth N195,000 and two TV sets, valued at N250,000.

The prosecutor stated that they also damaged the complainant’s door, worth N50,000 while trying to enter the house.

According to him, the offences contravene the Penal Code of Kaduna State, 2017.

The Magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N100,000 each and two sureties each in like sum.

Emmanuel ordered that the sureties must be civil servants on salary Grade Level 09 and reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

He adjourned the case till March 18 for hearing.

 

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