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‘I’ll do it’ – Chelsea-linked Kalajdzic addresses transfer talk after starring for Stuttgart and Austria at Euro 2020
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‘I’ll do it’ – Chelsea-linked Kalajdzic addresses transfer talk after starring for Stuttgart and Austria at Euro 2020

The towering frontman has seen a move to the Premier League mooted, and he is keeping all options open in the summer window Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic is on Chelsea's recruitment radar, and the towering 24-year-old is ruling nothing out in the summer transfer window. The highly-rated frontman, who stands at 6ft 7, hit 17 goals at club level last season before heading away with Austria on Euro 2020 duty. Thomas Tuchel is said to see him as a cheaper alternative to current domestic rivals Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski.
Plumptre: Leicester City star trains with Nigeria
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Plumptre: Leicester City star trains with Nigeria

Leicester City's defender Ashleigh Plumptre was among the Super Falcons players that commenced training on Saturday in Austria. Coach Randy Waldrum's women have camped in the European nation ahead of the Aisha Buhari Cup that will take place in Lagos in September. The competition is organised in honour of Nigeria's first lady and it will serve as preparations for the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations qualifiers against Ghana in October
Super Falcons to Camp in Austria without star player and captain Asisat Oshoala
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Super Falcons to Camp in Austria without star player and captain Asisat Oshoala

Nigeria’s senior women’s football team, the Super Falcons, will camp in Austria without their star player and captain, Asisat Oshoala. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has released a 26-woman list for camping in Austria ahead of a tournament in Lagos, Nigeria and the Barcelona star Oshoala was exempted from the list. Ghana’s Black Queens, Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses, Banyana Banyana of South Africa, Morocco and Mali will compete against Nigeria in the tournament. The camp in Austria is the third gathering that the NFF has arranged for the Super Falcons this year, following an interesting three-wins-out-three account at the Turkish Women’s Cup in Antalya in February and the Summer Series in the USA last month. The 26-year-old Oshoala won a historic treble with ...
Aisha Buhari Cup: Oparanozie returns as Super Falcons open camp in Austria
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Aisha Buhari Cup: Oparanozie returns as Super Falcons open camp in Austria

Coach Randy Waldrum is currently training with 26 players for the six-nation invitational tournament that will take place in Lagos in September Dijon forward Desire Oparanozie is back in the Super Falcons fold as they begin preparations for the Aisha Buhari Cup in Austria Nigeria are camped at the Event Hotel Pyramide in Vienna as they get ready to host the United States of America, Ghana, Morocco, South Africa and Cameroon for the six-nation tournament that will take place in Lagos in September. The competition is organised in honour of Nigeria's first lady, Aisha Buhari, and it will be a week-long event in the Southwestern part of the country.
Awoniyi joins Mane, Salah, & Keita for Liverpool’s pre-season tour in Austria
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Awoniyi joins Mane, Salah, & Keita for Liverpool’s pre-season tour in Austria

The Nigeria international is expected to join Jurgen Klopp’s squad at their training base in Salzburg on Monday Taiwo Awoniyi has been included in Liverpool’s pre-season training tour in Austria after spending the last six seasons on loan away from Anfield. The 23-year-old joins a number of African stars on the 34-man roster which include Mohamed Salah (Egypt), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Naby Keita (Guinea), Joel Matip (Cameroon) and Ibrahima Konate (Malian descent). The selection comes as an opportunity for Awoniyi to seal a place in Jurgen Klopp’s squad because he has not played for the Reds since he joined them from Nigeria's Imperial Academy in 2015.
‘Every day’s a new step’ – Alexander-Arnold gives fitness update on injury which ruled him out of Euro 2020
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‘Every day’s a new step’ – Alexander-Arnold gives fitness update on injury which ruled him out of Euro 2020

The Liverpool wing-back, originally named in Gareth Southgate's squad, was forced out after he picked up a thigh injury against Austria Trent Alexander-Arnold has described each day as "a new step" as he continues to recover from the thigh injury that kept him out of Euro 2020. The Liverpool wing-back was originally named in Gareth Southgate's England squad for the rearranged tournament, but was injured in the Three Lions' warm-up friendly against Austria, forcing his withdrawal from the 26-man party. Brighton's Ben White took his place in the team, which has since reached the semi-finals, but back home their missing star says he is well on the road to recovery.
Liverpool and Manchester United-linked Baumgartner reaffirms future with Hoffenheim
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Liverpool and Manchester United-linked Baumgartner reaffirms future with Hoffenheim

The Austria international has been linked with a switch to England but says that he has no intention of departing the Bundesliga just yet Liverpool and Manchester United-linked Christoph Baumgartner has insisted that his future remains with Hoffenheim through next season. The midfielder has seen his stock exponentially rise over the past two campaigns at the Bundesliga outfit, culiminating in international honours with Austria at Euro 2020 this summer. Such form has seen him mooted as a popular target for Jurgen Klopp, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also interested, but now the 21-year-old has moved to pour cold water over chatter of a move.
New Real Madrid ace Alaba is world-class in every position – the only problem is where to play him
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New Real Madrid ace Alaba is world-class in every position – the only problem is where to play him

The 29-year-old is actually something of a problem player for his country because he is capable of playing anywhere in defence or midfield In David Alaba, Austria have their only world-class player, but national team coach Franco Foda hasn't yet settled on his captain's best position. Right now, amid numerous formation changes, Alaba is being shifted around. Over the last few months alone, he has played as a centre-back, left-back, central midfielder and left midfielder. Nonetheless, Alaba helped Austria advance to the knockout stage of a major tournament for the first time by keeping Andriy Yarmolenko quiet in Monday's 1-0 win over Ukraine, which set up a Euro 2020 last-16 showdown with Italy at Wembley on Saturday.
Euro 2020: All Round of 16 Matches Confirmed [Full fixtures]
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Euro 2020: All Round of 16 Matches Confirmed [Full fixtures]

  The group stage of this year’s European Championship ended on Wednesday night. This means all the 16 countries left in the tournament have been decided. The knockout games have also been confirmed. On Saturday, Wales face Denmark and Italy play Austria. Netherlands will take on Czech Republic for a place in the quarter-finals, while Portugal clash with Belgium in what is the tie of the round. Croatia play Spain on Monday, before France square up against Switzerland. The last set of matches in the stage will see England take on Germany and Sweden face Ukraine.
Gyasi: Ghana midfielder reveals team he backs to win Euro 2020
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Gyasi: Ghana midfielder reveals team he backs to win Euro 2020

The European continental competition is currently ongoing and the 29-year-old West African has opined on who might claim the trophy Ghana midfielder Edwin Gyasi believes the Netherlands can lift the ongoing Euro 2020 title. The Oranje have made it to the knockout phase from Group C after picking up maximum points from their two matches against Ukraine and Austria. They started the continental finals with an impressive 3-2 win over the Andrey Shecnchenko-led charges before silencing the Boys with a 2-0 victory after Memphis Depay's brace.
Netherlands Cruise Past Austria and into Last 16
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Netherlands Cruise Past Austria and into Last 16

Goals in each half from Memphis Depay and Denzel Dumfries saw Netherlands cruise past Austria 2-0 in Amsterdam to book their place in the last 16 of Euro 2020 as Group C winners. The hosts took an early lead from a penalty, given after the intervention of the Video Assistant Referee who spotted that Austria captain David Alaba had caught Dumfries in the box, with Depay converting from the spot. And it was Dumfries who doubled the Dutch lead midway through the second half with a simple close-range finish after the visitors' offside trap malfunctioned badly, the PSV Eindhoven right-back's second goal of the tournament. As a result, Frank de Boer's side have joined both Italy and Belgium in the knockout phase having won Group C with a match to spare, while Austria c...
Celtic confirm appointment of Postecoglou as new manager
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Celtic confirm appointment of Postecoglou as new manager

The former Australia coach has signed a 12-month rolling contract after leaving Yokohama F. Marinos Celtic have appointed Ange Postecoglou as the club's new manager on a 12-month rolling contract. The 55-year-old Australian joins the Scottish giants from Japanese side Yokohama F. Marinos. He succeeds Neil Lennon as permanent Hoops boss after the Northern Irishman stepped down in February, with John Kennedy taking interim charge for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.
‘Not good enough’ – Southgate warns England need defensive improvement ahead of Euro 2020 opener
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‘Not good enough’ – Southgate warns England need defensive improvement ahead of Euro 2020 opener

The Three Lions' campaign starts against Croatia on Sunday but the coach warns they must be in better shape than they were against Romania on Sunday Gareth Southgate has warned that England have "a lot of work" to do before their first game of Euro 2020, highlighting their defending as a key area that needs improvement. After getting the better of Austria last week, the Three Lions beat Romania 1-0 on Sunday in their last friendly before the tournament begins. Southgate's team will open their Euro 2020 campaign with a match against Croatia at Wembley on June 13 and the coach fears they are still not good enough in some aspects.
Lawal advises Rohr to give Moffi, Olayinka and other new Super Eagles more playing time in Cameroon friendly
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Lawal advises Rohr to give Moffi, Olayinka and other new Super Eagles more playing time in Cameroon friendly

The ex-international has urged the German tactician to give the newly-invited stars ample opportunities to prove their worth Garba Lawal has advised Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr to give more playing time to Terem Moffi, Abraham Marcus, Peter Olayinka and other new players against Cameroon. The Super Eagles lost 1-0 in the first fixture of their double-header against the Indomitable Lions in Friday’s international friendly in Austria. A number of players were not available for the encounter due to injuries and Rohr handed cameo appearances to new players he invited for the game.
‘Alaba leaving Bayern for the money & I did the same!’ – Kohler understands why Madrid & Chelsea target wants outb
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‘Alaba leaving Bayern for the money & I did the same!’ – Kohler understands why Madrid & Chelsea target wants outb

The Austria international will leave the Bavarians on a free transfer in the summer, with plenty of clubs interested in signing him Jurgen Kohler has told Goal that David Alaba is leaving Bayern Munich for money, and has no issues with it as he did the same. Alaba announced last month that he would be departing Bavaria in the summer on a free transfer , without naming his next destination. It has been widely reported that Real Madrid will land the Austrian, although there is interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea which can only serve to drive up Alaba’s negotiating position.
World’s First Foldable MicroLED TV Unveiled With A $400,000 Price Tag
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World’s First Foldable MicroLED TV Unveiled With A $400,000 Price Tag

'M1' is the creation of Austrian consumer tech company C SEED Entertainment; at the touch of a button it rises from the ground and unfolds to a 165-inch screen. It costs a whopping $400,000 - but this is minus installation costs for its owners A consumer electronics firm has unveiled a 165-inch screen TV that folds up and disappears into the floor when it's not in use. At the touch of a button, a sculpture-like column rises silently from the floor and unfolds to reveal the enormous 4k MicroLED display, held by an aluminium base. The display is made up of five separate MicroLED panels that when locked into place look like one uniform display with invisible seams. Manufacturers say MicroLEDs are brighter than OLEDs and offer the same benefits of high contrast and deep blacks,...
Jewish Refugee Wills €2Million To French Village For Protection Against Nazi
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Jewish Refugee Wills €2Million To French Village For Protection Against Nazi

A Jewish refugee who fled the Nazis with his family from Austria during World War II has bequeathed fortune of over €2million to the French village whose residents hid them from persecution for many Decades. Eric Schwam arrived Chambon-sur-Lignon with his parents and maternal grandmother in February 1943. Schwam died aged 90 on December 25, made his decision to make the village the sole beneficiary of his will in 'Gratitude' for the welcome he received from the residents 78 years ago. 'It's a large amount for the village,' Mayor Jean-Michel Eyraud said.
Terrorist Attack In Vienna, Austria, One Person Dead Fifteen Injured
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Terrorist Attack In Vienna, Austria, One Person Dead Fifteen Injured

At least one person has been killed and several more wounded - some seriously - after shootings in central Vienna, police say. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called it a "repulsive terror attack" and said one gunman was also killed. Police said several attackers armed with rifles launched the assault in six different locations. A large area has been cordoned off as police scoured the city for the other gunmen. The shootings took place near the central synagogue but it is not yet clear if that was the target. Mayor Michael Ludwig said 15 people had been wounded, seven of them seriously. Among the injured is a police officer, according to reports. What do we know about the attack? Police said the incident began near the Seitenstettengasse synagogue, which is the main t...
Partey And Gabriel Offer Unconvincing Arsenal Tantalizing Glimpse
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Partey And Gabriel Offer Unconvincing Arsenal Tantalizing Glimpse

The two big-money signings enjoyed impressive individual outings in Austria but elsewhere there was sloppiness in Mikel Arteta's ranks Arsenal spent £70 million ($93m) to bring in Thomas Partey and Gabriel during the off-season and that is already looking like money well spent. We saw the two big-money summer additions start for the first time for the Gunners on Thursday night and each produced a top class display as Mikel Arteta’s side edged past Rapid Vienna to get their Europa League campaign off to a winning start. Partey was superb in the middle of the park, showing exactly why Arsenal opted to trigger his £45m ($60m) Atletico Madrid release clause in the final hours of the transfer window. And behind him, Gabriel continued his impressive start to the season with...
Super Eagles Camp Opens On Tuesday In Austria
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Super Eagles Camp Opens On Tuesday In Austria

Super Eagles Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, has said that the team’s camp will open on Tuesday. Toyin on Saturday in an interview on Radio monitored by BSN Sports said all invited players are expected to be in camp by lunch time on Tuesday to start preparation ahead of the international friendly match against African champions, the Desert Warriors of Algeria on Friday 9th October, 2020 in Austria. “We know some players are playing today (Saturday) and some tomorrow (Sunday) and immediately their games are over, they are to report to camp.” Toyin Ibitoye explained. “Our game is on the 9th, we are hoping that by lunch time of 6th (Tuesday) all of them should have come in and we can start planning for the game against Algeria. Those who be traveling from Nigeria will go there and ...
Princess Maria Galitzine Of Austria Dies At The Age Of 31 From A Cardiac Aneurysm
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Princess Maria Galitzine Of Austria Dies At The Age Of 31 From A Cardiac Aneurysm

Princess Maria Galitzine, the daughter of Archduchess of Austria has died at the age of 31 after suffering a cardiac aneurysm. The young descendant of the last Austrian emperor was living in Houston with her chef husband Rishi Singh and their two-year-old son Maxim when she suffered a fatal cardiac aneurysm on May 4, just six days before her 32nd birthday. The news of her death was confirmed in an obituary in The Houston Chronicle published on Wednesday night. The obituary read: ‘Our Maria passed away in the Houston morning of Monday, May 4th, 2020, from a sudden cardiac aneurysm. ‘She was born in 1988 to Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine in the city of Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.’ The mother-of-one was laid to rest last Friday in Houston. Born on 11 ...
Tourists Forced To Write ‘I Am So Sorry’ 500 Times For Breaching Coronavirus Lockdown In India (Photo)
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Tourists Forced To Write ‘I Am So Sorry’ 500 Times For Breaching Coronavirus Lockdown In India (Photo)

Ten foreigners were forced to repent by writing “I am so sorry” 500 times for breaching Coronavirus lockdown in India. Recall authorities in India imposed a nationwide lockdown with residents only permitted to leave their homes only for essential services such as buying groceries and medicine. On Sunday, April 12, the ten travellers from Israel, Mexico, Australia, and Austria were caught taking a walk in Rishikesh, an ancient city where The Beatles sought spirituality in 1968. Local police officer Vinod Sharma said they were each made to write “I did not follow the rules of lockdown so I am so sorry” 500 times. More than 700 foreign tourists from the US, Australia, Mexico and Israel staying in the area had flouted the lockdown rules, Sharma said, adding the unusual punishme...
Coronavirus: FG Adds Sweden, Austria to Restricted Countries
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Coronavirus: FG Adds Sweden, Austria to Restricted Countries

  The Federal Government has added Sweden and Austria to the list of high-risk countries following the outbreak of coronavirus. Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, made the announcement at a media briefing on Friday in Abuja. “We have identified two more high risks countries – Austria and Sweden which were added in the past 24 hours to the list,” Ehanire said. On Wednesday March 18th, the Federal government announced the restriction of travellers from 13 countries identified as high risk countries with over 1000 recorded cases of Coronavirus. They are China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, United States of America, Norway, United Kingdom, Netherlands & Switzerland.
President Buhari To Embark On A 20-day Vacation Trip To The UK
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President Buhari To Embark On A 20-day Vacation Trip To The UK

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Wednesday on a 20-day vacation trip to UK, The Presidency said on Tuesday. The President is expected to leave Nigeria on Wednesday Meanwhile Buhari will depart UK after the 20-day vacation for Riyadh the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to attend the third Summit meeting. The statement read; "At the end of the summit, President Buhari will on 2nd March depart Saudi Arabia to Austria for World Economic Summit. President Buhari is expected back in Nigeria on 04th April 2020".
Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy
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Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy

As the federal government of Nigeria presses on with its plan to diversify the nation's energy mix - with inclusion of nuclear energy technology from Russia, the Nigerian Senate has also called for the inclusion of nuclear power into the country’s energy mix. This was part of the resolution reached by the upper chamber recently following a motion by Senator Tanko Al-Makura representing Nassarawa South senatorial district. The Senate noted that the primary sources of energy for the production of electricity in Nigeria includes gas, hydro, oil and coal, with current power generation capacity of 7000 mega Watts. The lawmakers noted that experts using modern energy modeling tools had estimated that for the Nigerian economy to grow at the rate of 10 percent, the country’s electrici...
Kenyan, Eliud Kipchoge Becomes The First To Complete Marathon In Two Hours
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Kenyan, Eliud Kipchoge Becomes The First To Complete Marathon In Two Hours

Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours, beating the mark by 20 seconds. The Kenyan, 34, covered the 26.2 miles (42.2km) in one hour 59 minutes 40 seconds in the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria on Saturday. It will not be recognised as the official marathon world record because it was not in open competition and he used a team of rotating pacemakers. "This shows no-one is limited," said Kipchoge. "Now I've done it, I am expecting more people to do it after me." watch the video... HISTORY! pic.twitter.com/qjLfofhL5s — Eliud Kipchoge (@EliudKipchoge) October 12, 2019
Alaba honoured by Barcelona link but expecting Bayern stay
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Alaba honoured by Barcelona link but expecting Bayern stay

Rumoured interest from Camp Nou has been welcomed, but the German champions can rest easy about their left-back's level of commitment David Alaba admits being on Barcelona's transfer radar is flattering but insists his focus remains on Bayern Munich. The Austria international has been linked with a move to La Liga champions Barca in recent days. Reports in Germany indicate Bayern are unlikely to entertain negotiations for a player viewed as one of the finest and most versatile left-backs in the world.
France 2019: Dennerby Lists Ebi, Oparanozie, 25 Others For World Cup Final Camp
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France 2019: Dennerby Lists Ebi, Oparanozie, 25 Others For World Cup Final Camp

Defensive bulwark Onome Ebi, midfield lubricator Ngozi Okobi and power forward Desire Oparanozie top the list of 27 players that Super Falcons’ Head Coach Thomas Dennerby has listed for the final camp in Austria ahead of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals taking place in France 7th June – 7th July 2019. Goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi, defenders Josephine Chukwunonye, Osinachi Ohale and Ngozi Ebere, midfielders Rita Chikwelu and Halimatu Ayinde and forwards Asisat Oshoala and Francisca Ordega, who all played key roles in the Super Falcons’ ninth continental triumph in Ghana late last year, are also included. Dennerby has also picked Uchenna Kanu, who has shown tremendous firepower at the ongoing WAFU Women’s Cup in Abidjan with eight goals in two matches, as well as home –based profe...
IPOB Sues Edo Community In Austria For ‘Stealing’ Biafran Flag
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IPOB Sues Edo Community In Austria For ‘Stealing’ Biafran Flag

Some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), appeared in court today over a case proceeding between IPOB Austria and Edo community in Austria. According to the pro-Biafran group, the Edo community in Austria - stole the Biafran flag in a football friendly match between Nigeria and Czech Republic last year June at the Rudolf-Tonn-Stadion and denied knowing anything about it. The IPOB group which claimed it had video proof of the alleged theft - decided to follow the issue in a legal way after the denial. According to reports, the court case was adjourned for the next hearing.
Man Kills Fiancée For Mocking His Small Joystick In Austria
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Man Kills Fiancée For Mocking His Small Joystick In Austria

A man has killed his fiancé in Austria after she mocked him for having a small joystick. According to Mirror UK, the man named Daban K. from Iraq, killed the woman after she had sheltered him from the Austrian authorities for several years. The woman hid Daban in her flat when he ignored a deportation order to be sent back to Iraq from Austria. After he was arrested for murder, the 40-year-old blamed the attack, which saw him stab his partner at least four times in the neck, on her for mocking his masculinity and being unfaithful. Daban K., whose full name has not been released due to Austrian privacy laws, said in a conversation with court psychiatrist, Sigrun Rossmanith, that: “She was a very good woman to me, but she repeatedly insulted me. “She cheated on me three ti...
Wizkid’s Ex, Tania Omotayo Welcomes Her First Child
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Wizkid’s Ex, Tania Omotayo Welcomes Her First Child

Starboy Wizkid's former girlfriend, Tania Omotayo has welcomed her first child, a baby girl with her husband, Sumbo, in Vienna, Austria. She shared an adorable maternity photo to celebrity mothers day and revealed she had her baby yesterday, March 30th. She wrote; "My first Mother’s Day, and it’s so unreal. Yesterday (30/03/2019) we welcomed our beautiful princess into the world. I’ve dreamt of being a mommy and having a baby girl almost my entire life.. The fact that our baby girl came early, and just in time for me to celebrate Mother’s Day is the best feeling ever. I’m literally the happiest woman on earth right now. My heart is so full of joy, love and pride I don’t even know where to begin to celebrate." Tania and Sumbo got married in October 2018.
Falcons thrash Thailand 3-0, end campaign on a high
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Falcons thrash Thailand 3-0, end campaign on a high

Nigeria’s women national team, Super Falcons ended their campaign at the Cyprus Women’s Cup with a commanding 3-0 win over Thailand – one of the 24 countries that will take part in this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup finals. Forward Asisat Oshoala scored her second goal of the tournament in the 23rd minute to open the floodgate, before defender Onome Ebi made it two for Nigeria five minutes later. Anam Imo, who also scored Nigeria’s winning goal in the 4-3 defeat of Slovakia on Friday last week, got Nigeria’s third in the 74th minute to seal the victory. The Falcons had edged Slovakia in an interesting encounter on Friday, with goals from Rita Chikwelu (who made a brace), Osinachi Ohale and Imo. On Monday, the nine –time African champions lost 0-1 to Belgium. Nigeria had opened h...
500-year-old G-String and Bra Found in Ancient Castle in Austria
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500-year-old G-String and Bra Found in Ancient Castle in Austria

A 500-year-old G-string and bra have been found in ancient castle in Austria proving that the underwear items are not exactly new age. The discovery also revealed that not only is the undergarment older than previously thought but it is also ‘sexy’ Even though it was not in the best condition, it’s clear that it’s similar to the modern bra and pants.   The findings consisted of four linen bras, panties and it rewrote history because it was universally accepted that bras became a thing only a century ago.
Marko Has Finished His issue – Pellegrini Raws line under Arnautovic Rumours
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Marko Has Finished His issue – Pellegrini Raws line under Arnautovic Rumours

Marko Arnautovic has signed a new contract at West Ham, with Manuel Pellegrini keen to move on from rumours about the forward's future. Manuel Pellegrini is keen to draw a line under Marko Arnautovic's future after the forward signed a new West Ham contract. Arnautovic's agent and brother had told the media that the Austria international, linked with a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League, wanted to leave London Stadium. But, after days of speculation, Arnautovic committed his future to West Ham by signing fresh terms with the club on Saturday. News of Arnautovic's contract was announced after West Ham were knocked out of the FA Cup at AFC Wimbledon. Pellegrini, though, said the situation with Arnautovic should not be blamed for the Hammers losing...
UEFA Europa League Results
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UEFA Europa League Results

Results from the third round of group games in the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League on Thursday: BATE Borisov’s Belarusian defender Egor Filipenko (R) tackles Chelsea’s Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic during the UEFA Europa League Group L football match between Chelsea and Bate Borisov at Stamford Bridge in London on October 25, 2018. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) Group A At Zurich, Switzerland FC Zurich (SUI) 3 (Marchesano 44, Domgjoni 59, Odey 78) Bayer Leverkusen (GER) 2 (Bellarabi 50, 53) At Nicosia AEK Larnaca (CYP) 1 (Larena 25-pen) Ludogorets (BUL) 1 (Lukoki 7) Group B At Salzburg, Austria Salzburg (AUT) 3 (Dabbur 34, 59-pen, Wolf 53) Rosenborg (NOR) 0 At Leipzig, Germany RB Leipzig (GER) 2 (Cunha 31, Bruma 35) Celtic (SCO) 0 Group C At St Petersb...
9,822 Nigerians Returned From Libya, Other Countries – NEMA
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9,822 Nigerians Returned From Libya, Other Countries – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says no fewer than 9, 822 Stranded Nigerians were assisted back home by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) from 10 different countries in 18 months. The Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, South West Zone, Alhaji Yakubu Suleiman, disclosed this while receiving another batch of of 153 Assisted Voluntary Returnees (AVR) brought back by IOM from Libya on Friday. Some Nigerian migrants from Libya repatriated home He said majority of the returnees were from Libya with about 8,657 voluntary returnees, while others were brought back from Niger, Mali, Morocco, Liberia, Burkina Faso, France, Ireland, Austria and Poland made up the remaining balance. Suleiman explained that IOM had been working with NEMA and other federal agencies towa...
Liverpool Boss Klopp: I Just Don’t Know How Good Keita Can Be
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Liverpool Boss Klopp: I Just Don’t Know How Good Keita Can Be

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp won't put any limits on Naby Keita. Keita, a £52.75m summer signing from RB Leipzig, followed an encouraging pre-season with a hugely impressive display on his competitive debut in last Sunday's 4-0 Premier League opening day win at home to West Ham United. “Naby, we all have no clue how good he can be," admitted Klopp. “He's too young to judge him. What can we say? “Obviously he learned very quickly already in the last few years, from Austria to Leipzig, now here. “So he adapts constantly and brings himself to the next level. Adapts to the other players, uses them really well. “I don't want to make it too big (a thing), it's just that I don't know. If you asked me what his greatest strength was, I couldn't say it really. It's not because he's not...
Itse Sagay: Nigeria Will Regret Having Youth As President
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Itse Sagay: Nigeria Will Regret Having Youth As President

As the debate on leadership in Nigeria – in view of the 2019 election – continues to gather momentum, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has warned that the country would be embarking on a dangerous journey if it elected a youth as president. In a chat, on Monday, Sagay said there was no evidence that youths were better than elders in leadership. He argued that anyone thinking youths would perform better in positions of authority in Nigeria was shallow-minded. While urging the youths to come out and fight for power, he argued that power was not served a la carte, adding that the older generations would not willingly hand over power to youths on a platter of gold unless the younger generations worked for it. The co...
Denmark Moves To Ban Burqa, Masks
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Denmark Moves To Ban Burqa, Masks

Denmark on Tuesday proposed a ban on the use of full-face veils as well as face-covering ski masks in public spaces, commonly called a “burqa ban.” “It is incompatible with the values of Danish society or respect for the community to keep the face hidden when meeting others in public spaces,’’ Justice Minister, Soren Pape Poulsen, said. The ban would include full-face veils like the niqab, balaclavas, face masks and fake beards, but not protective masks. Other exceptions included clothing worn in winter when its cold such as scarves, and costumes and masks worn for carnival or Halloween. The Justice Ministry statement said that police and the courts were to assess whether a garment violated the ban or not. A first-time offender could risk a fine of 1,000 kroner (165 dollars)...
21st Century Fox/Sky Takeover Thrown Into Doubt By UK Regulator
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21st Century Fox/Sky Takeover Thrown Into Doubt By UK Regulator

Britain’s competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox entertainment group was “not in the public interest”. The government had referred the matter to the Competition and Markets Authority for an in-depth probe last September owing to concerns about media plurality and broadcasting standards. 21st Century Fox bid £11.4bn ($15.1bn, 12.7 billion euros) two years ago for the 61-percent of Sky it does not already own. “The CMA has provisionally found that Fox taking full control of Sky is not in the public interest due to media plurality concerns, but not because of a lack of a genuine commitment to meeting broadcasting standards in the UK,” the regulator said in a statement. “T...
Arsenal Forward Alex Iwobi Included In Nigeria Squad For Algeria, Argentina Games
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Arsenal Forward Alex Iwobi Included In Nigeria Squad For Algeria, Argentina Games

John Obi Mikel will lead Nigeria senior national team against Algeria and Argentina in November. The Super Eagles have already booked their place in the 2018 Fifa World Cup billed for Russia and will face Rabah Madjer’s men on November 10 in their last qualifying game which is a mere formality. Four days later, they face the South Americans in a friendly encounter billed for the Krasnodar Stadium, Russia. And to prosecute this encounter, Gernot Rohr has invited 24 players with the former Chelsea midfielder and Arsenal forward making the cut. Others are Ogenyi Onazi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Odion Ighalo and Hapoel Be’er Sheva’s John Ogu. Following his impressive form in the Spanish topflight, 18-year-old goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has been handed his maiden call-up as well as former U17 skippe...
European Union Congratulates Austria’s Sebastian Kurz
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European Union Congratulates Austria’s Sebastian Kurz

European Union ministers on Monday congratulated Austria’s Sebastian Kurz on his election victory but some were uneasy about the far-right, eurosceptic party that may enter the new government and has clashed with the bloc before. The Freedom Party (FPO) got around 26 percent of votes in Sunday’s parliamentary vote, boosted by a European migration crisis in 2015 that affected Austria and also led Kurz to campaign on an anti-migration platform. “I don’t have a problem with Sebastian Kurz as a person. We’re not following the same line politically, that has never been the case and it never will be,” Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said on arriving to talks with his EU peers. He listed pro-European Austrian politicians as role models for Kurz and warned Vienna not to side wi...
Pregnant Man Denied Access To Free Social Benefits In Finland
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Pregnant Man Denied Access To Free Social Benefits In Finland

A pregnant man in Finland born as a woman, who later started a sex correction process to stay with another man has met problems with the Finnish social security system, media reports said on Saturday. The couple who are in their 30s wanted a baby and the man had interrupted his hormonal sex correction treatment before getting pregnant. However, he is now facing problems with the current legislation, which does not recognise his access to social security. The legislation on parental child compensation in Finland has currently no option that the person giving birth is a man. The law on “maternity compensation” determines that the eligible person must be a woman who has been pregnant at least 154 days. The future father told Lannen Media that the legislation should be amended. ...
Full List Of Nobel Peace Prize Winners
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Full List Of Nobel Peace Prize Winners

2017: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) 2016: Juan Manuel Santos 2015: Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet 2014: Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai 2013: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) 2012: The European Union (EU) 2011: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee (Liberia), Tawakkul Karman (Yemen) 2010: Liu Xiaobo (China) 2009: Barack Obama (US) 2008: Martti Ahtisaari (Finland) 2007: Al Gore (US) and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2006: Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh) and the Grameen Bank 2005: International Atomic Energy Agency and Mohamed ElBaradei (Egypt) 2004: Wangari Maathai (Kenya) 2003: Shirin Ebadi (Iran) 2002: Jimmy Carter (US) 2001: Kofi Annan (Ghana) and the United Nations 2000: Kim Dae Jung (South K...
Lagos Third Most Stressful City In The World – Study
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Lagos Third Most Stressful City In The World – Study

A new study has said Lagos, Nigeria is one of the most stressful cities in the world. 500 locations were taken into cognizance in the study conducted by UK-based drycleaning and laundry service Zipjet. Lagos was ranked third in a research that revealed the world’s most and least stressful cities of 2017. Baghdad was ranked the most stressful city overall, followed by Kabul in the second place. Cairo and Dakar were two other African cities on the most stressful cities list, while there was no African representation on the least stressful cities list. In assigning the ranking, some of the factors considered were traffic levels, infrastructure, pollution levels, finance, citizens’ wellbeing, public transport, percentage of green spaces, financial status of citizens including de...
Borussia Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko Scores Twice For Germany U-16s
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Borussia Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko Scores Twice For Germany U-16s

In two friendly matches against Austria, Germany's U-16s prevailed with 3-1 and 2-1 wins, with Moukoko featuring for just 12 minutes in the first friendly, played on Monday. On Wednesday, however, the striker played from the start and made his full debut at any youth international level one to remember. His first-half double, which won Germany the game, stole the show in Austria. His first goal came after just 11 minutes - an impressive first-time volley with his left foot - and he followed it up 13 minutes later, with a powerful near-post finish following a corner. That proved enough to seal the win for Germany, even if Austria managed to pull one back in the second half. Germany's U-16s play two games against Belgium in October, and a further two games against the Czech Republic...
Coleman Justifies Handing Liverpool’s Woodburn His Wales Debut
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Coleman Justifies Handing Liverpool’s Woodburn His Wales Debut

Wales manager Chris Coleman believes his decision to give teenager Ben Woodburn his international debut has been justified, despite reservations from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. Called into the Wales squad, Liverpool sensation Woodburn has been a revelation after scoring on his debut against Austria on Saturday. The 17-year-old also impressed in the 2-0 win over Moldova on Tuesday, setting up Wales team-mate Hal Robson-Kanu. And Coleman said he has been proven correct after Klopp expressed concerns over Woodburn playing for Wales at such a young age. "Jurgen felt it was a bit early for Ben [playing for Wales] but we've all got opinions, which is what is great about football," Coleman said. "I felt that if he was in the first team for Liverpool, and he is, he scored that great debut g...
Bayern Munich’s David Alaba Ruled Out Indefinitely
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Bayern Munich’s David Alaba Ruled Out Indefinitely

After a 50-50 challenge left him too hurt to continue during Austria’s World Cup qualifying draw with Georgia on Tuesday, Alaba was substituted after 38 minutes. Following tests on Wednesday in Munich, the versatile left-footer’s favoured foot was damaged and he will be unavailable to Carlo Ancelotti for an unconfirmed period of time. In good news for the Bundesliga champions, Sebastian Rudy, who was substituted after taking a knock in Germany’s 6-0 win over Norway on Monday, returned to training on Wednesday as Sabener Strasse. He is expected to be involved against Hoffenheim on Saturday.
Bale: ‘I Had A Little Chat With Woodburn … He’s Welsh And He’s Ours’
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Bale: ‘I Had A Little Chat With Woodburn … He’s Welsh And He’s Ours’

Bale met Woodburn at a friendly against Holland in November 2015 and helped persuade the young Liverpool forward to stick with Wales.Woodburn announced his ability to the international community with a stunning goal four minutes into his Wales debut to defeat Austria, and is likely to feature against Moldova on Monday in another must-win game on the road to Russia 2018.In recent seasons England have tried to tempt a defection from Woodburn, who was born in Nottingham to English parents, but the 17-year-old has repeatedly committed himself to the Welsh cause.Raised in the border city of Chester and with a close bond to his Welsh grandfather, Woodburn was first involved at youth level in May 2013 and is now aiming to help his country reach next year's World Cup.Bale, who himself turned down ...

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