Barcelona signs new number 7

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Philippe Coutinho, the Barcelona midfielder has swapped numbers ahead of the 2018-19 season.

Coutinho, who wore No. 14 after completing a club-record move from Liverpool in January, will now wear No. 7, the Catalan club confirmed on Thursday.

The Brazil international becomes the ninth player to make the number his own since squad numbers were fixed in 1995, and the first since Arda Turan donned the shirt before leaving the club last season.

The others to wear the No. 7 shirt were Pedro Rodriguez (2013-2015), David Villa (2010-2013), Eidur Gudjohnsen (2006-2010), Henrik Larsson (2004-2006), Javier Saviola (2001-2004), Alfonso Perez (2000-2001) and former World Player of the Year Luis Figo (1995-2000).

The No. 14 had been made famous by legendary Barcelona player and coach Johan Cruyff.

The 26-year-old Coutinho contributed 10 goals and six assists in 22 matches as he helped the club to league and Copa del Rey titles in his first half a season at the Camp Nou last term.

Morning Health Tips: HOW TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY HEART

The best way look after your heart is with a healthy lifestyle.

Be smoke-free

Being smoke free is one of the best things you can do to protect your heart. Read more about smoking

Manage your blood cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty substance carried in your blood. Your body needs cholesterol to be healthy, but an imbalance of cholesterol in your blood can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Find out more about blood cholesterol and how to manage it

Manage your blood pressure

Blood pressure isn’t usually something you can feel. If it’s too high, it needs to be treated. Read about blood pressure and what you can do to control high blood pressure

Manage diabetes

It’s important to manage your diabetes to help prevent a heart attack or stroke. For information on managing diabetes, visit the Diabetes Australia website.

Be physically active

Regular, moderate physical activity is great for your heart health. It’s never too late to start and get the benefits. It’s also important to sit less during your day and break up your sitting time. Find out what you can do about getting active and sitting less

Achieve and maintain a healthy weight

Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of heart disease and other health problems. It can help to know your body mass index and waist measurements and what these mean. Find out how

Enjoy a variety of nutritious foods

Eating a varied diet of healthy foods can help with your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol. Find out more about healthy eating

There are also specific changes you can make to your diet to help prevent heart disease:

Look after your mental health

We know that there can be a greater risk of heart disease for people who have depression, are socially isolated or do not have good social support. Having a good social life with family and friends can help.

Depression is more than feeling sad or low. If you feel depressed for more than two weeks, talk to your doctor, a family member or someone you know well.

Mayorkun stuns with his new Porsche

Singer and DMW act, Mayorkun, has bought himself a brand new Porsche following his smooth-sailing career since after signing into Davido’s record label, DMW.

He shared this photo of himself posing in front of the whip with his name on the number plate and captioned it: ‘Ma shey testimony tinba ra ‘POSH.’  Ma shey testimony tinba ra ‘POSH’.

He was pictured using the car for a video shoot of a yet to be released song.

 

Mona Lisa caught bulldozing a plate of banger soup and starch

Veteran Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda has been spotted chowing down on banga soup and starch in Edo state. The Nigerian actress was at an event in Benin. The 43-year-old actress took to Instagram to share a video of herself munching the banga soup and starch. In the video, the 43-year-old was heard saying she was extremely hungry. She added that she needed the Nigerian cuisine to feel better. She said: “First meal today .. and yes this is what I feel like right now. This combo is everything!! Hunger of the highest grade. Who’s joining in??? #filmingThank God for journey mercies @lancelotimasuen God is good.”

EULOGY TO THE ONE by Ezekwesili Chidiebere

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Come clothe me with your hug, for in there do I find refuge, whilst mountain falls and hills collapse, I shall not be harmed. Come feed me with your kisses, for in there I quench my thirst, for your kiss is sweeter than wine, and longlasting more than a century. Let me adore one side for a decade, praise and worship the other for a millennium, for I sought for joy whenever I sought thee, eternal rest whenever I lay my head upon thee. Let your red heart be my pride, touch of love; my unfading joy, for in there do I see a paradise, where heartbreak goes in extinction.

DSS FORMER BOSS CONFESSES…

The sacked director general of the Department of State Security Service (DSS), Lawal Daura, has said intelligence report that unauthorised persons were planning to smuggle dangerous weapons and incriminating items into the National Assembly, prompted him to deploy operatives to the complex. Daura’s statement was contained in the interim investigation report submitted by the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, to the acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, Daily Trust reports. READ ALSO: Political parties’ leaders allege plot to impeach Saraki, Dogara The IGP, however, faulted the intelligence report by Daura, noting that the report cannot be substantiated as the DSS personnel deployed were not EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) experts or specialist in this regard. The police boss made it clear that Daura carried out the siege on the National Assembly complex without the approval of the acting president. “The former Director-General, Department of State Security Service, Mr Lawal Musa Daura acted unilaterally without informing the presidency. He did not share or intimate other security agencies on the unlawful operations,” Idris said in the report. PAY ATTENTION: Read the news on Nigeria’s #1 new app Meanwhile, the sacking of Lawan Daura, the director general of the DSS, by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo was reportedly done with the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to Sahara Reporters, the decision to sack Daura was taken at about 4am on Tuesday, August 7, and Osinbajo secured Buhari’s approval before making the decision public. The newspaper said anonymous sources confirmed threTuesday’s DSS siege to the National sembly in order to whip up public sentiments for Senate president Bukola Saraki. Read more: https://www.naija.ng/1185608-security-report-order-invasi

So romantic: Dbanj assures wife of his love…

 

Nigerian pop star, Dbanj has dedicated a new song to his wife Lineo Didi Kilgrow weeks after the death of their one year old son, Daniel the third.

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In the song, Koko master sings about his ordeal and assured Lineo of his everlasting love and support as they both weather their present storm.

Dbanj posted the new song with a picture of his wife on Instagram and wrote “Together We Will Pass Every Test That We Pass Through. This Is For You My Love #WhatYouWant#LetterToMyWife #Everything#MamaDaniel.

Dbanj and Lineo lost their son in June as the toddler reportedly drowned in a swimming pool at the singer’s Ikoyi home.

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