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LaLiga: Koeman banned for Barcelona’s matches against Levante, Atletico Madrid
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LaLiga: Koeman banned for Barcelona’s matches against Levante, Atletico Madrid

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has been handed a two-match ban on Friday. The Dutchman had complained at the end of their 0-0 draw at Cadiz on Thursday. The result extended Barca’s winless streak to three matches and increased the pressure on Koeman. Koeman was dismissed deep into stoppage time for complaints directed at the fourth official. The Spanish football federation has now determined that his behaviour merits a tougher two-game suspension than the automatic one-game ban for a red card. Koeman will miss the home match against Levante in LaLiga on Sunday, as well as the team’s visit to defending champions Atletico Madrid next weekend.
Marseille match abandoned after Nice fans storm pitch for brawl
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Marseille match abandoned after Nice fans storm pitch for brawl

Bottles were thrown at players and punches were exchanged in the altercation Marseille's Ligue 1 match against Nice on Sunday has been abandoned after the visiting club refused to emerge from the dressing room after Nice fans invaded the pitch to spark a brawl. The referee blew for the final whistle with only the Nice players in sight following a brief suspension to proceedings, and according to Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) rules, Marseille have been handed an automatic 3-0 defeat pending further review. Members of the crowd had pelted Marseille players with objects in the lead-up to the chaotic fight, and fans charged the playing surface when forward Dimitri Payet's responded to them after being struck near the corner flag.
Olympics: Nigeria’s Bello Clinches third in Women’s Canoe heat to reach quarter-final
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Olympics: Nigeria’s Bello Clinches third in Women’s Canoe heat to reach quarter-final

Nigeria’s Ayomide Bello finished third in the Heat 3 of the Women’s Canoe Single 200m. However, she missed out on an automatic semi-finals spot. She qualifies for the quarter-finals with a time of 47.539. In 2019 while competing in Bhopal India, Ayomide Bello made history becoming the first Nigerian to win a GOLD medal at an International Sailing championships. She then secured qualification for #Tokyo2020 winning the C1 200m event at the African Olympic qualifiers in Morocco. Bello’s journey to the top has been bumpy. She dropped out of Wesley Girls Secondary School Yaba, after the death of her father and started fishing with her mother to support the family. She was also a hairdresser, hopefully being an Olympian now will change all that. Bello, who hails fro...
Details of Giroud’s contract with AC Milan revealed as striker undergo medical
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Details of Giroud’s contract with AC Milan revealed as striker undergo medical

Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud, will undergo his AC Milan medical on Monday after details of his contract surfaced, Gazzetta reports. Giroud has agreed on a two-year deal, with an option for a third, with AC Milan. The French forward will earn €3m-a-year, after tax, plus bonuses. The extension of Giroud’s AC Milan contract until 2024 is expected to be automatic, as long as things go well during his first two years at San Siro. Recall that Giroud’s contract at Stamford Bridge was due to expire at the end of this month. But Chelsea triggered an option to extend Giroud’s deal for another year.
Tuchel Makes Promise to Abramovich Ahead of next Season
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Tuchel Makes Promise to Abramovich Ahead of next Season

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has promised owner Roman Abramovich that will “stay hungry”, after winning the club’s second ever Champions League title. In doing so, Tuchel earned himself an automatic contract extension. Abramovich has seen his decision to sack club legend Frank Lampard in January justified within the first six months. But Tuchel is ready to deliver more silverware at Stamford Bridge. He told the Blues’ official website in his message for Abramovich: “I can assure him that I will stay hungry. “I want the next title and I feel absolutely happy, I feel part of a really ambitious club and a strong part of a strong group that suits my beliefs and suits my passion about football at the moment perfectly. “So my desire is to go for more victories....
Swansea Secure Championship Play-off Place
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Swansea Secure Championship Play-off Place

Swansea secured a Championship play-off place on Sunday with a hard-earned 2-2 draw at Reading, whose own top-six aspirations were ended by the result. The Welsh side join Brentford, Bournemouth and Barnsley in the end-of-season shoot-out in the English second tier. Norwich and Watford have already secured automatic promotion to the Premier League after both were relegated last year. Swansea dominated much of the first half but fell behind against the run of play when Yakou Meite nodded home in the 31st minute. Opportunist second-half efforts from Jamal Lowe and top-scorer Andre Ayew gave Swansea the lead, with Tomas Esteves’ late equaliser for Reading proving irrelevant. Ayew said he was delighted to reach the play-offs as Swansea target a return to the Premier League f...
PDP Rep, Eta Mbora Introduces Bill On Automatic Employment For Graduates After NYSC
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PDP Rep, Eta Mbora Introduces Bill On Automatic Employment For Graduates After NYSC

Eta Mbora, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member of the house of representatives, has introduced a bill seeking to provide automatic employment for graduates after their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme. The legislation seeks to amend the NYSC act to enable the military, paramilitary agencies and other special services recruit willing graduates immediately after they have completed the one-year youth service. The amendment bill scaled first reading at the green chamber on Thursday. The NYSC act, as it currently is, does not provide any employment window for youth corps members after the programme. In an interview with TheCable on Friday, the lawmaker, who represents Calabar Munincipal/Odukpani federal constituency of Cross River state, said the bill will help...
Radebe: Leeds United legend demands Bielsa’s side secure promotion
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Radebe: Leeds United legend demands Bielsa’s side secure promotion

The former Bafana Bafana centre-back is confident that the Whites will make up for their playoff failure last term by Sizwe Mbebe Leeds United legend Lucas Radebe expects that his former employers will secure promotion to the Premier League this season after their Championship playoff near-miss last term. United, who haven’t been in the top flight since relegation in 2004, were defeated in the playoff semi-finals by Derby County after finishing third in the regular season, having competed for automatic promotion for much of the campaign.
2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic – APC
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2023: Igbo Presidency Not Automatic – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, said that the South-East geo-political zone will not be given an automatic ticket to produce the presidential candidate on the platform of the ruling party in 2023. Since the victory of the APC in the 2019 presidential election, agitations by various zones to produce the presidential candidate in the next dispensation have rented the air, with the South-East, South-West and the North, laying claims to the ticket. National Organising Secretary of the APC, Chief Emma Ibediro, who stated the position of the party while reacting to the agitation of the South-East for the ticket, said the presidential ticket of the party would not be given on the basis of right or entitlement, but earned by people or zones based on their contributions to...
Middlesbrough will come back stronger after playoffs disappointment, assures John Obi Mikel
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Middlesbrough will come back stronger after playoffs disappointment, assures John Obi Mikel

Tony Pulis' side were denied a place in the play-offs after looking destined to fight for an English top-flight spot John Obi Mikel has admitted that Middlesbrough fell short of his expectation of an automatic Premier League promotion or a Championship playoff spot. The Nigeria midfielder joined the Teesside outfit in January as a free agent, with Tony Pulis’ side six points off the summit of the log. And after a bright start on his return to England, a run of six consecutive defeats denied Middlesbrough one of the four playoff spots, with an automatic Premier League place out of view.
Governor Dickson Offers Automatic Employment To All Ijaw PhD Holders
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Governor Dickson Offers Automatic Employment To All Ijaw PhD Holders

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has offered automatic employment to all PhD holders of the state origin, as well as those from other Ijaw-speaking states in the country, Igbere Tv reports. The governor said beneficiaries of the offer included Ijaw from Ondo, Edo, Delta, Rivers and Akwa Ibom states. The state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said in a statement on Friday that Dickson made the announcement while inaugurating the Committee for the Employment of PhD holders across Ijaw land. The move comes a few weeks after the governor made a similar gesture for all first-class graduates of the state origin. He said the PhD holders to be employed would be deployed in the various state-owned tertiary institutions, including the Niger D...
D’Tigers Get France, Germany, Italy in Tough Draw
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D’Tigers Get France, Germany, Italy in Tough Draw

Nigeria’s senior men’s 3×3 national basketball team has been grouped alongside France, Germany and Italy in Group A for a place in the 2019 FIBA 3×3 World Cup. The men’s team currently ranked 76th in the world and 10th in Africa failed to secure an automatic qualification after falling short of the FIBA Africa Cup title in Benin Republic. They face the 3×3 super powers in San Juan, Puerto Rico between May 4th and 5th. Despite being the underdogs in the group, the team will hope to defeat world number 25, Germany and Italy ranked 17th on the global ranking table if they are to stand a chance of qualifying for the World Cup. The FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup 2017 winners will have their hands full when they come up against FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2016 bronze medalists France. ...
Police Arrest Man Who Robs ATM Users in Anambra
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Police Arrest Man Who Robs ATM Users in Anambra

A 30-year-old man, Obinna Okafor, who specializes in robbing users of Automatic Teller Machines, has been apprehended by men of the Anambra state police command. Parading the suspect before newsmen yesterday November 22nd, the spokesperson of the state, Haruna Mohammed, said Okafor was arrested at the Nnewi branch of Access Bank by policemen on patrol. “The suspect specialises in duping unsuspecting victims around Automated Teller Machine centres by swapping their ATM cards with other stolen cards in his possession. Operatives attached to the Nnewi Area Command, while on surveillance patrol around Access Bank, Nnewi, arrested one Obinna Okafor, 30 years, of Enugu-Ezike in Enugu State. He was arrested while withdrawing money using an ATM card stolen from a medical student in Nnewi.” he ...
Tekashi69 Arrested, May Get Life In Prison Over Armed Robbery Charges
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Tekashi69 Arrested, May Get Life In Prison Over Armed Robbery Charges

Federal authorities have arrested rapper Tekashi69 on racketeering charges, which may see the 22-year-old rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, get life in prison sentence. The arrests appear to be connected to a shooting at a party last month on the Upper East Side Among those arrested are the victim, Faheem “Crippy” Walter, who was shot during the fight, and Tekashi69’s recently-fired former manager, 36-year-old Kifano “Shotti” Jordan. Jensel “Ish” Butler was also arrested. They are all charged with racketeering and firearms possession. 6ix9ine was detained without bail until a Tuesday bail hearing. Judge Henry Pitman cited the discovery of evidence from a gunpoint robbery and an automatic pistol found in his home as reason to deny bail. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mic...
Amnesty International Wants Nigerian Security Forces Held Accountable for Killing Shiites
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Amnesty International Wants Nigerian Security Forces Held Accountable for Killing Shiites

Amnesty International (AI) has called for the arrest and prosecution of Nigerian security agents responsible for the killing of at least 45 peaceful Shi’a protesters. In a statement yesterday, AI said it has strong evidence that soldiers used automatic firearms on Shi’a Muslims who were holding religious procession and protest. It stated that at least 39 protesters were killed, 122 injured in a single day, adding that victims included men, women and children. “An investigation by Amnesty International showed that the horrific use of excessive force by soldiers and police led to the killing of at least 45 supporters of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) over two days, as the Shi’a Muslim group held a peaceful religious procession around Abuja. “AI researchers visited five...
Ondo Govt sacks Sunshine Stars’ players, technical crew
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Ondo Govt sacks Sunshine Stars’ players, technical crew

All players of Sunshine Stars FC of Akure have been kicked out by the club owner, the Ondo State Government. Also affected by the mass sack included the team’s technical crew and all other supporting staff. Sunshine Stars FC. Twitter photo. “It has become necessary to dissolve the technical crew, technical pool staff and players of the Sunshine Stars Football Club of Akure. “It is on record that the team managed to escape relegation last season and ended up in the 18th position out of the 20 teams that participated at the just concluded football season. “However, the crises that rocked the NFF during the season gave automatic ticket to all the teams for the new season saved Sunshine Stars from being relegated. “In view if these poor performances, it has become necessary to rep...
Kogi PDP: Plots To Manipulate Senatorial Primaries Uncovered
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Kogi PDP: Plots To Manipulate Senatorial Primaries Uncovered

Information filtering in from the political circle in Kogi State revealed that the three senators currently representing state at the red chamber under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have taken their re-election bid to an unimaginable level as they feared that their constituents no longer needed their services. Reliable informants alleged that the Senators have perfected plans to get the senatorial tickets of their various constituencies by selecting well-briefed Party and INEC officials with specific instructions to manipulate the primaries slated for Tuesday October 2nd, 2018 in their favour. This is coming few days after the trio failed to secure an automatic ticket from the party. The plan which is said to have been hatched with full support of the National and State leaders of ...
2019: Kogi PDP Denies Aspirant Automatic Ticket
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2019: Kogi PDP Denies Aspirant Automatic Ticket

All is not going well concerning the bid by the lawmaker representing Kogi East Senatorial District of Kogi State, Senator Attai Aidoko, to return to the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as his ambition suffered another set-back. This is consequent upon the Kogi State Peoples Democratic Party leaders’ refusal to grant him automatic ticket to vie for the position this time at the 2019 general elections. Eection Last week there were reports that Aidoko was told by leaders of the Party that unlike Senator Dino Melaye, his desire for an automatic ticket was an impossible task for a number of reasons including the fact that the understanding for the automatic ticket was made with the rAPC members for which he’s not one. Second...
Lokoja/Kogi PDP Stakeholders Reject Automatic Ticket For Dino Melaye
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Lokoja/Kogi PDP Stakeholders Reject Automatic Ticket For Dino Melaye

LOKOJA—Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stakeholders from Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency, yesterday, rejected an automatic ticket for Senator Dino Melaye, even as their meeting with PDP National Working Committee, NWC, over the issue once again ended in stalemate. The meeting, held at legacy House Abuja, had Prince Uche Secondus, National Chairman of PDP and other National Working Committee members of the party in attendance. Sen. Dino Melaye The delegation from Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency, led by Senator Tunde Ogbeha, said PDP in Kogi West senatorial district already had an arrangement on the Senate seat for the district. Senator Ogbeha, who spoke on behalf of the delegation, said members of PDP in the district asked that a level-playing field be allowed for free and fair p...
APC Refuses To Give Senator Shehu Sani Automatic Ticket
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APC Refuses To Give Senator Shehu Sani Automatic Ticket

  The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said it has not handed automatic ticket to any Kaduna Senator. Senator Sani is the only APC Senator from Kaduna State, following the recent defection of his colleague from Kaduna North, Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi. The party, in a statement signed by its Deputy National Organizing Secretary, Mohammed Sani Ibrahim, said the rumour that automatic ticket had been given to a Senator should be disregarded. According to Ibrahim, “the National Working Committee of the APC has not handed over an automatic ticket to any senator in Kaduna State.” He added that whoever was interested in contesting had to slug it out at the primaries. According to him, “As a compatriot, I feel deeply disturbed by the rece...
Prince Harry Is Teaching Meghan To Drive On The Left And Work A Manual Gearbox
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Prince Harry Is Teaching Meghan To Drive On The Left And Work A Manual Gearbox

Meghan Markle's life has changed in so many ways and is about to change even more now that she's going to be a member of the British royal family. One of those changes is learning to drive afresh in a way fitting for UK roads. But she isn't doing that alone. Her fiance Prince Harry and his police protection officers are teaching Meghan to drive a manual vehicle and also to drive on the left side of the road, after years of using an automatic in Canada and the US. Like most North Americans, Miss Markle has always used a left-hand drive automatic vehicle, so she's learning to master a right-hand drive manual vehicle as a back-up. She will also be taught evasive driving techniques as part of a general programme of security training. Insiders say Miss Markle is in the process of applying...
Lagos Council Polls: Tinubu Justifies Automatic Tickets For APC Chairmanship Candidates
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Lagos Council Polls: Tinubu Justifies Automatic Tickets For APC Chairmanship Candidates

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Saturday said the party leadership in Lagos State was transparent in giving automatic tickets to 18 incumbent council chairmen. Tinubu noted that though the chairmen were given automatic tickets by the party, nobody was disqualified from running for the election. “Conflict and conflict resolution are the hallmark of democracy. You have to find a way to resolve all conflicts, and we have done so. We are very transparent about the automatic tickets we gave to 18 chairmen. “We didn’t say don’t contest, we didn’t say don’t run, we didn’t say don’t vote, we didn’t say you are disqualified or that you don’t have right. Nobody abrogated anybody’s right,” the APC chieftain said after casting his vote in Ikeja at Ward F,...
IGP Rewards 30 Officers With Automatic Promotions
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IGP Rewards 30 Officers With Automatic Promotions

Luck has shone on 30 Police officers attached to the FCT Abuja Area Command, when the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, rewarded them with automatic promotions. Idris, who paid a working visit to the command at the weekend as part of his activities to mark his one year in office, said that the gesture was to reward gallantry, dedication, discipline and diligence. He said: “I doled out these promotions to these lucky officers as part of my unrelenting commitment to recognise merit and uprightness, hence, lavishing out the carrot.” The IGP also directed the Police Commissioner, FCT to propose names of 20 officers from rank and file, 10 inspectors for the special promotion to their new ranks, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ‘‘Yet, this does not mean that, ...
Carmakers Diverge On How Quickly To Rollout Automatic Braking
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Carmakers Diverge On How Quickly To Rollout Automatic Braking

Big automakers are rushing to launch self-driving cars as early as 2021, but the industry’s major players are moving slowly when it comes to widespread deployment of a less expensive crash prevention technology that regulators say could prevent thousands of deaths and injuries every year. Nissan Motor Co Ltd said on Thursday it would make automatic braking systems standard on an estimated 1 million 2018 model cars and light trucks sold in the United States, including high-volume models such as the Rogue and Rogue Sport compact sport utility vehicles, the Altima sedan, Murano and Pathfinder SUVs, LEAF electric car, Maxima sedan and Sentra small car. Nissan sold about 1.6 million vehicles in the United States last year. Rival Toyota Motor Corp has said it will make so-called automat...
Fayose Gives Ekiti Corper Employment After He Accosted Him For A Photograph
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Fayose Gives Ekiti Corper Employment After He Accosted Him For A Photograph

Drama as Corper who sought Photograph with Fayose gets Automatic employment Osamwonyi Bright Osas is a graduate of Political Science and Public Administration who is observing the mandatory one year National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) programme at the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti. Luck  came his way as he encountered Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose when the came to Ikere Ekiti for on the spot assessment  of the third phase ongoing Ado/Ikere road dualization on Thursday 20th April, 2017. Governor Fayose had finished the supervision and was on his way to his bus when Osas accosted him, "good afternoon Mr. Governor, I am a native of Edo, I relocated from Adamawa to Ekiti State because of my love for you,  I follow everything you do religiously online, I love you so much and ...

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