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Emiliano Viviano To Join Arsenal On Loan

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Emiliano Viviano has passed a medical at Arsenal and agreed the terms of a season-long loan from Palermo.

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The goalkeeper completed medical tests at the Gunners’ London Colney training ground on Monday morning and will move to the Gunners on a season-long loan

The 27-year-old goalkeeper flew into London from Italy on Sunday night and headed straight for the first phase of medical tests at the Gunners’ London Colney training ground.

Souces understands that the Italy international has now passed the medical despite a history of knee trouble.

Viviano will join on a season-long loan, which gives Arsenal the option to buy him at the end of the campaign.

It is understood that the north Londoners will pay a substantial loan fee for the keeper, who became available after his club Palermo were relegated to Serie B.

Viviano spent last season on loan at Fiorentina but they have not taken up an option to buy him and he is expected to be registered with Arsenal before Monday night’s 11pm transfer deadline.

Arsene Wenger turned his attention to Viviano after continually revising his list of goalkeeping targets during the summer.

Arsenal had made moves for a string of keepers, including QPR’s Julio Cesar, Valencia’s Vincent Guaita and Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic.

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Eniola Badmus fires back at troll who body-shamed her

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Popular comic actress, Eniola Badmus has fired back at a troll who tried to make mockery of her body for wearing bikini.

The troll asked the actress why everything about her has fallen.

“Why everything come fall for up?,” the troll commented on the actress’s photo on LIB’s Instagram page with crying emoji.

And she replied: “Just the way your mama own fall”

The actress also complimented her own photo, writing that “looking good is a good business.”

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We Need N81 Million To Cut Grass In Abuja Stadium: Nigerian Minister

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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has revealed that it will cost the ministry N81m to cut the grass and clear the weed that have taken over the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

He stated this recently while speaking during the one-day seminar organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter.

According to him, the ministry approached the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for assessment in the stadium, which was built in 2003 with N53 billion on a 29 hectares (72 acres) of land.

The stadium is divided into Package A which houses the Main Bowl and Package B which houses other facilities like basketball courts, NFF office, volleyball courts, tennis courts, squash courts.

“We approached AEPB to come see what can be done to clear the grass and weed in the stadium and they told us it will cost us N81m.

“If we tell Nigerians we used N81m which is not even available, there will be an outcry. The funds are not really there for us and that is why we are partnering with private investors to bring back the key components of our infrastructures,” he said.

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It’s smart if a man refuses to date a jobless woman in Nigeria — Leo DaSilva

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Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Leo Da Silva recently got internet users debating afte he waded into a conversation centered on men refusing to date women who are not financially stable.

A lady who disclosed that she’s a student, had tweeted;

I’ve seen tweets from guys saying they can’t date a girl that’s not financially stable. I’m a student. But never, like never have I felt attacked by such tweets. What’s actually up with some guys on Twitter? What I want must not make sense to you. It’s choice boo

Reacting to this, Leo stated that it’s a smart choice for young men to refuse to date jobless women. He added that guys should have their own preference just as women have theirs.

He tweeted in response;

Guys should have their own preference just as women have theirs. Dating someone that’s not working or doesn’t have adequate allowance is a burden. Nigeria, the poverty capital of the world, if a young man trying to come up refuses that burden, I think it’s a smart choice.

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