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Barcelona speak with Martinez about becoming new coach as they prepare to sack Koeman
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Barcelona speak with Martinez about becoming new coach as they prepare to sack Koeman

Official negotiations have not begun but first contact has been made, with the coach telling the Belgium FA that he could leave for Camp Nou Barcelona have spoken to Roberto Martinez about becoming their next manager, Goal can confirm. The Camp Nou club have already decided to dispense with the services of current coach Ronald Koeman after a disappointing start to the season, and are seeking various alternatives. Their favoured candidate is Belgium manager Martinez, who president Joan Laporta admires and had in mind for the top coaching job before he was appointed to the Barca board in March.
Pogba reacts to Ronaldo return to Man Utd and arrival of fellow Frenchman Varane
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Pogba reacts to Ronaldo return to Man Utd and arrival of fellow Frenchman Varane

The World Cup winner is delighted to have the Portuguese superstar on board at Old Trafford Paul Pogba has welcomed the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United, with the French midfielder looking forward to working with "the best". The Red Devils pulled off a stunning coup in the final days of the summer transfer window, with rival interest from neighbours Manchester City fended off. Ronaldo, who is now 36 years of age, is in line to make his second debut for United at home to Newcastle on Saturday and Pogba expects the Portuguese's presence to raise collective standards at Old Trafford.
Dayo Adeneye, Trapped in Plane Toilet all through a Flight
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Dayo Adeneye, Trapped in Plane Toilet all through a Flight

Music executive, Dayo Adeneye, was trapped in a plane toilet all through a domestic flight. He took to Instagram to make the complaint. He explained that the airline staff had to break the door to let him out of the toilet. He added that despite the issue with the toilet, new passengers were allowed to board flight. Watch the video below.
Tokyo Olympics: PUMA to Sue Nigeria after Terminating $2.67m Contract
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Tokyo Olympics: PUMA to Sue Nigeria after Terminating $2.67m Contract

  The technical director of the factional Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) board, Sunday Adeleye, has said German sportswear company, PUMA, will sue for breach of contract. The kit manufacturers terminated the four-year sponsorship contract worth $1.67m with the federation on Wednesday. PUMA cited the failure of Nigerian athletes’ to wear their brand at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Adeleye, speaking on Arise TV on Thursday, said Puma have been “sending documents from their legal department” adding that the company “will go to court.” “The contract is a non-disclosure one. It is between PUMA and AFN with FMYSD’s permission. We warned that this may lead to litigation and wrote to all parties involved, including finance and justice ministries,” he said. “We are ...
Vanessa Bryant settles lawsuit with helicopter firm in Kobe Bryant crash
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Vanessa Bryant settles lawsuit with helicopter firm in Kobe Bryant crash

Vanessa Bryant and other familes have settled their lawsuit against the company that operated the helicopter involved in the crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others last year.   Plaintiffs in the suit included Bryant and her three surviving daughters, John James and Alexis Altobelli, Christopher Chester and his two surviving children and Matthew Mauser and his three children. The group had previously filed suit against Island Express Helicopters, Inc., Island Express Holding Corp., the estate of pilot Ara George Zobayan and OC Helicopters LLC.   "The material terms of the settlement and releases are known to the settling parties and include that the terms of the settlement are confidential," the court filing states. ...
Nigerian makes history as first African student rep in 438-year Scottish Varsity
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Nigerian makes history as first African student rep in 438-year Scottish Varsity

Sokoto-born Aisha Akinola has achieved a big feat after becoming the first African sabbatical officer and the first African to hold the role of the Vice President Welfare in a Scotland University’s 438 years history. Sabbatical officers are usually trustees of their students’ union, in its capacity as a charity, and may also sit on or form the board of directors of the union. Akinola currently serves as the Vice President, Welfare in the Scottish University’s Students Association. Speaking on her new feat, she revealed that she became aware of the sabbatical officer role when she was getting her visa to travel to Edinburgh. “When I was preparing my visa at the airport, they asked me if I wanted to go on sabbatical. So, I was intrigued and checked out the meaning of the word. Fr...
Barcelona Asked me to Beg Messi to Stay – Suarez
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Barcelona Asked me to Beg Messi to Stay – Suarez

  Atletico Madrid striker, Luis Suarez, has claimed Barcelona asked him to beg Argentine talisman, Lionel Messi, when he wanted to leave last summer. However, Suarez is furious that former Barcelona president, Josep Bartomeu, did not have the boldness to speak to him when the club wanted him to leave. He also accused manager Ronald Koeman of having “no personality”. Suarez left the Nou Camp last year to sign for Atletico, where he won the league title for the 2020/2021 season. The 34-year-old told El Partidazo de COPE: “I’m never going to go against Barcelona, they have given me everything and allowed me to get to the elite, but obviously the president [Josep Maria Bartomeu] said everything in the press instead of calling me. “The moment they wanted Leo [Messi] t...
Chelsea to introduce fan presence at board meetings in wake of Super League controversy
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Chelsea to introduce fan presence at board meetings in wake of Super League controversy

Chelsea will allow supporter representatives to sit in at board meetings following the uproar that accompanied the club's presence in the abortive Super League. Blues fans protested against their inclusion in the scheme, and they later joined their Premier League counterparts in swiftly withdrawing. The Super League and its subsequent collapse led to heightened calls for more participation in club decisions from the fan base, a request Chelsea appear to be addressing with this move.
West Ham Appoint An Ex-Porn Star, Eve Vorley To Their Board
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West Ham Appoint An Ex-Porn Star, Eve Vorley To Their Board

West Ham have appointed Eve Vorley, a director of X-rated films such as 'Lesbian Student Nurses' and 'Hot Housewives on the Job', to their board. Vorley, whose real name is Emma Benton-Hughes, is the partner of West Ham's co-chairman David Sullivan and has been pictured at the London Stadium watching the Hammers in action on numerous occasions. Now, she is stepping up into the day-to-day running of the club who are currently 10th in the Premier League standings. The 55-year-old Vorley was a Page 3 girl and directed a number of adult films in the late 90s and early 2000s. The adult entertainment industry is where her partner Sullivan has made his money - in the Sunday Times richlist, Sullivan's estimated wealth came in it £1.15billion. Vorley has been appointed a director a...
No big deal if Onana sits on the bench at Barcelona or PSG – Mboma
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No big deal if Onana sits on the bench at Barcelona or PSG – Mboma

The Indomitable Lions legend has added his voice concerning the reported interest in the 24-year-old goalkeeper Former Cameroon striker Patrick Mboma believes it would be worth it for Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper Andre Onana to sign for Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain even if it means limited game time. Onana has been linked with a big move away from the Dutch giants in the next transfer window with La Liga giants Barca, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly keen to take him on board. If he picks Barcelona, he would be returning to the Catalonia side where he attended La Masia for five years before joining Ajax in 2015.
Tottenham Board Gives Mourinho Condition to Sign Willian from Chelsea
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Tottenham Board Gives Mourinho Condition to Sign Willian from Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur board have told manager, Jose Mourinho, that he must first sell one of his attacking players if he wants to sign Chelsea’s Willian this summer’s transfer window, according to the Daily Star. Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, believes Mourinho has enough options in the wings and will not sanction a move for Willian. The newspaper also reports that Mourinho may likely sell Erik Lamela to accommodate Willian’s arrival this summer. Mourinho coached Willian during his time at Stamford Bridge. The Portuguese gaffer is keen to work with the Brazilian international again. Willian’s contract at Chelsea will expire at the end of next month.
PhD Scandal: Onu Overrules Board, ICPC, Orders Demoted FIIRO Boss’ Reinstatement
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PhD Scandal: Onu Overrules Board, ICPC, Orders Demoted FIIRO Boss’ Reinstatement

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has ordered the reinstatement of a former acting Director-General of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, Lagos, Chima Igwe. MCI learnt that Onu, in a letter to the FIIRO Governing Board, directed that the 58-year-old be returned as acting DG. With the development, the minister has overruled the decision of the governing board to demote Igwe and his indictment by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission. The FIIRO board recommended Igwe’s demotion to the position of principal research officer after it emerged that he did not complete his PhD in 2001 as he claimed. The board initially suspended him based on a report from the ICPC, which established contact with Universite...
Arsenal defender Rob Holding: I’ve been getting a lie in every day
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Arsenal defender Rob Holding: I’ve been getting a lie in every day

Arsenal defender Rob Holding admits he's enjoying his sleep-ins during the coronavirus suspension. Holding detailed his daily routine in a club Q&A. He said, "My daily routine has been getting a lie in every day, which has been nice. But I get a bit of breakfast and then chill out for a bit and then in the early afternoon, I start my workout stuff. Then it's dinner and bed and then repeat. "It's basically been the same for the past three weeks now, but yeah, this is the homemade gym that I've put together. I've got my sessions written on the board. I've got an ab roller, a Swiss ball, some dumbbells, a gym rack - obviously key, a football - an exercise bike, some hurdles and yoga gear and obviously a speaker! There's some motivational stuff on the wall... a bit of Muhammad Ali...
Tingo Mobile Unveils Reno Omokri As Brand Ambassador, Appoints Him Into Board
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Tingo Mobile Unveils Reno Omokri As Brand Ambassador, Appoints Him Into Board

Mr. Omokri has also been appointed into the Advisory Board of Tingo International Holdings, Inc, and would be projecting the company on his continuing global travels, where he meets with world leaders and community groups to promote freedom and peaceful coexistence. Tingo International Holdings, Inc (TNG) is a Delaware, USA incorporated holding company, expected to debut on a major USA stock exchange in Q2, 2020. “I believe and support the mission that Tingo Mobile espouses. I have dedicated a huge part of my life towards advancing the brotherhood of mankind, and eliminating barriers of race and class, and to see a company that genuinely intends to democratise access to mobile telephony by providing inexpensive packages to all the world’s peoples gladdens my heart and I am without h...
Man Utd Board Finally Decide on Manager to Replace Solskjaer
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Man Utd Board Finally Decide on Manager to Replace Solskjaer

Manchester United board members want Mauricio Pochettino appointed as manager at the end of the season, according to the UK Independent. Pochettino was a strong favourite for the Old Trafford job after Jose Mourinho was sacked. Instead, Solskjaer was hired in December 2018. The Norwegian hit the ground running during his temporary spell in charge at United and was subsequently given a permanent deal. However, his record since then has been poor and United are currently five points outside of the Champions League places. Solskjaer is not in immediate danger of being sacked, but certain members of the United board are still keen on replacing Solskjaer with Pochettino at the end of the season. Pochettino is out of job since leaving Tottenham Hotspur in December 2019.
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Teni Recounts How Tiwa Savage Came To Greet Her On Board A Plane

Billionaire Crooner, Teni on Monday recounted how she and Tiwa Savage were on board a plane and how the latter came to greet her. An excited Teni wrote, ” Tiwa Savage surprised me yesterday didn’t know she was on the plane, she stood up from where she was to come say hello to me!!! Thank you for honoring me. God will honor you “ However, Tiwa Savage response was quiet a comical one as she tweeted ”I came to beg for any billion you are not using but too many people, shame catch me.” This recent event further proved that Tiwa Savage is not the type that snubs people unlike the incident that saw an OAP call her out some months back for not greeting him first. In another report Tiwa Savage will be releasing a new song on Wednesday titled ‘Owo Mi Da.
Kyli Jenner spotted with a ‘wedding dress’ as she boards plane with Travis Scott
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Kyli Jenner spotted with a ‘wedding dress’ as she boards plane with Travis Scott

Kylie Jenner was spotted boarding a private plane to her birthday yacht party and she had with her a garment that looks like a wedding dress. The reality star and her baby daddy Travis Scott were pictured on Tuesday afternoon, August 6, at the Van Nuys Airport. In photos shared online, a worker following the couple can be seen carrying a garment bag with a flowing white dress protruding out of the bottom of the bag. The worker also had what appears to be a man's suit on the other hand as the couple's luggage were loaded into the plane. The white dress and suit gives the impression that the couple intend to get married while on their trip to Italy but sources close to the Kardashian-Jenner family say this is not so. It's just simply Kylie trying to mess with people. Kylie woul...
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq Lining Up With School Bag To Board A Flight
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Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq Lining Up With School Bag To Board A Flight

Here is a video showing the moment Kwara state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq was spotted lining up & struggling to board a local flight in Nigeria. The Governor is now an internet sensation after he was seen carrying a school bag without his security details. Watch the video   View this post on Instagram   Copied... Nigeria's remarkably simple Governor of Kwara State, ALHAJI ABDULRAHMAN ABDULRASAQ... A post shared by CHIEF DR DELE MOMODU (@delemomoduovation) on Jul 2, 2019 at 2:24pm PDT
JAMB Speaks On Official UTME 2019 Cut-off Marks For Universities And Polytechnics
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JAMB Speaks On Official UTME 2019 Cut-off Marks For Universities And Polytechnics

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has spoken on the cut-off marks for 2019 UTME. The board on Wednesday said there’s no cut-off mark yet. Due to flying rumours that the board has released the cut-off marks for placement of candidates into the tertiary institutions, Fabian Benjamin JAMB’s head of media and Information has revealed there’s nothing tangible in the speculations. “We want to seize this opportunity to caution the public especially candidates, not to allow themselves to be swindled by these desperate individuals that are peddling this rumour. “The board is yet to come up with any cut-off mark for placements into the various tertiary institutions across the country. The cut-off marks cannot be decided upon without the input of critical stakeholders of the educa...
Buhari Inaugurates The Board Of The North East Development Commission (NEDC)
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Buhari Inaugurates The Board Of The North East Development Commission (NEDC)

According to a latest report, the Pres. Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government has today inaugurated the Board of the North East Development Commission. The Board according to the rules establishing it will be in charge of receiving and managing funds allocated by the Federal Government and international donors for the resettlement, rehabilitation, integration and reconstruction in the North Eastern Part of the country. Also the Board will be in charge of tackling tackling the menace of poverty, illiteracy, ecological problems and any other related environmental or developmental challenges in the North East. The six states under the care of the board include Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe.
JAMB cancels results in two centres in Abia
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JAMB cancels results in two centres in Abia

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has cancelled results of two Computer Based Test (CBT) centres in Abia State over widespread irregularities during the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). It said the cancellation of the results followed visual evidence obtained from a careful review of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) recordings by a panel of experts engaged by the board. The board said all the results of the examination sessions conducted by the two centres from April 11 to 18, 2019 are therefore “null and void.” JAMB, in its Weekly Bulletin released in Abuja yesterday by its Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin,  identified the CBT centres as Heritage and Infinity CBT centre and Okwyzil Computer Institute Comprehensive School, ...
ICPC vows to deal with politicians, contractors who divert funds for constituency projects
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ICPC vows to deal with politicians, contractors who divert funds for constituency projects

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) says it will prosecute politicians and contractors who diverted funds for Constituency Projects across the country. Chairman of the commission, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye made this known on Tuesday at the launch of ”Constituency Projects Tracking Group” in Abuja. He said that the commission would pursue such contractors to either complete the projects, return the funds or face prosecution, NAN reports. “Affected companies and their directors will also be prosecuted. We also hope to publish the names of those behind the project failures for possible social sanctions in their communities.’’ He said that in order to ensure that there was value for money, the commission launched a partnership with the Nigeri...
Ethiopian Airlines Hostess Died in Crash After Resuming From Maternity Leave
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Ethiopian Airlines Hostess Died in Crash After Resuming From Maternity Leave

One of the Ethiopian Airlines hostesses that died in fatal plane crash last Sunday, had just resumed work after observing her maternity leave, the husband revealed. The Flight attendant was thrilled to have  landed a shift on Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 last Sunday morning. The short return flight between Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and Nairobi, Kenya, meant she would have some precious time at home with her husband Bayihe and their 10-month-old son Dani. Bayihe, 33, said: “She particularly liked this flight as she went to Nairobi in the morning and came back to Addis Ababa in the afternoon. We could spend special family time with our son together.” He dropped her off at the airport on Sunday morning and expected to collect her there in the afternoon. But she would...
‘I arrived 2 minutes late and didn’t board the flight,’ Man who escaped ET 302 crash narrates
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‘I arrived 2 minutes late and didn’t board the flight,’ Man who escaped ET 302 crash narrates

A Greek man identified as Antonis Mavropoulos is lucky to be alive after failing to board the Ethiopian Airlines ET 302 flight on Sunday. Antonio would have been the 150th passenger on the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Boeing plane that crashed killing everyone on board, but luckily he arrived two minutes late after the boarding gate had been closed. Antonis Mavropoulos took to Facebook to thank God for the gift of life in a post entitled ‘My lucky day’. He shared his ticket accompanied by a long message: In part he wrote: I WAS MAD BECAUSE NOBODY HELPED ME TO REACH THE GATE ON TIME. Mavropoulos, who president of the International Solid Waste Association, a non-profit organization, was traveling to Nairobi to attend the annual assembly of the UN Environment Programme, which...
Japanese Woman Confirmed As World’s Oldest Person
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Japanese Woman Confirmed As World’s Oldest Person

Everything you need to live well A 116-year-old Japanese woman who still enjoys studying math and playing board games has been recognised as the world’s oldest person, the Guinness World Records said Saturday. Kane Tanaka was born on 2 January 1903, the year when the Wright brothers launched humanity’s first powered flight, according to Guinness. Tanaka’s recognition was celebrated at the nursing home where she lives in western Japan’s Fukuoka by city mayor Soichiro Takashima and other well-wishers. Asked what moment she was the happiest in life, she replied: “Now.” Kane Tanaka, a 116-year-old Japanese woman, celebrates with the official recognition of Guinness World Records’ world’s oldest verified living person in Fukuoka on March 9, 2019. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / ...
See The First Voters Who Arrived To Board Reno Omokri’s Democracy Buses
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See The First Voters Who Arrived To Board Reno Omokri’s Democracy Buses

Very early this morning intending voters started trooping out to board the the democracy buses conveying voters to areas they registered to enable them vote. The buses which are free are expected to convey voters to and from the designated states after voting irrespective of the candidate they intend to vote for in the presidential election. Special Thanks to Reno Omokri and other well meaning Nigerians who made this possible.
Buhari’s Open Letter to Osinbajo Following Helicopter Crash
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Buhari’s Open Letter to Osinbajo Following Helicopter Crash

President Buhari shared his open letter to VP Osinbajo following his helicopter crash in Kogi state. Buhari in the letter thanked God for sparing the life of Yemi Osinbajo, while also praising the VP for continuing with his campaign despite the shock of the crash. See the open letter below; Dear Yemi, We give glory to Almighty God for sparing your life. I’m impressed by your tenacious spirit which enabled you to continue on your campaign engagement, despite the shock of the crash. It takes tenacious spirit and amazing spiritual strength to survive a helicopter crash without being paralyzed by its impact. I’m proud of our partnership and your unalloyed loyalty and your commitment to the service of Nigeria. That you proceeded with your engagements, despite the accident, is a tes...
19 Children Die In Boat Accident In Kwara
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19 Children Die In Boat Accident In Kwara

A boat accident in Kwara State on Saturday December 1st 2018, has left 19 children dead. The Kwara boat mishap happened in Lafiagi, Edu local government area of the state. 19 children die in boat accident in Kwara According to reports, 22 people, mostly children, were on board when the accident happened. An eye witness said “As at yesterday evening, four corpses had been recovered from the river. Effort would resume today to ensure that others are also found. Both men of the Nigeria police and the state fire service were there yesterday in the rescue mission. Unfortunately only two of them survived”. The remains of those bodies that have been recovered have been deposited in the morgue while efforts are still ongoing to recover the bodies of those still in the river.
Helicopter Crash: Leicester City Owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, His Daughter, 2 Pilots Were On Board
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Helicopter Crash: Leicester City Owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, His Daughter, 2 Pilots Were On Board

Srivaddhanaprabha was on board his helicopter when it crashed outside the King Power Stadium, according to a source close to the club. He was one of five people on board along with two pilots and his daughter, Voramas, known as Rux. The identity of the fifth person is not immediately known. It is unclear whether there are any survivors. Thai billionaire Srivaddhanaprabha had watched the Foxes come from a goal down to draw 1-1 against West Ham in the Premier League in Saturday's late kick-off. He is regularly picked up from the stadium by his chopper, which lands on the centre circle before taking off after the full-time whistle. However, disaster struck when a problem with the aircraft sent it into a tail spin after reaching a height of approximately 200 feet. It sl...
APC, PDP Senators Clash Over Keyamo’s Comment On Atiku
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APC, PDP Senators Clash Over Keyamo’s Comment On Atiku

THE fight for 2019 Presidential Election reared its head Wednesday at Senate Committee screening of nominees when Senators on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) sharply disagreed over comment by the spokesperson of Buhari Campaign Organisation, Mr Festus Keyamo that the PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar was corrupt. Festus Keyamo Trouble started when Kayemo appeared before the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions for screening as a nominee into the governing board of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation ( NDIC). Tempers were however high when the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim ( PDP Kwara South), reminded Keyamo of his recent comment that Atiku Ab...
Lopetegui To Be Sacked After Next Madrid Defeat
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Lopetegui To Be Sacked After Next Madrid Defeat

Julen Lopetegui’s fate has been decided by  Florentino Perez  and the  Real Madrid  board, with the coach set to be sacked after the next defeat. Only a phenomenal turnaround in form, something akin to five consecutive victories, would see him save his long-term future. He is only going to be in the dugout against  Viktoria Plzen   tonight because there has been so little time to make a switch. There  is no margin for error remaining and he’ll be sacked after the next defeat, or even if the team turns in a very poor performance. Every game is like match point for him now, and he must win and win well against the Czech side on Tuesday to find himself coaching at  the Camp Nou  on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho to have London talks with Ed Woodward Over Manchester United Future
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Jose Mourinho to have London talks with Ed Woodward Over Manchester United Future

Jose Mourinho will meet with Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward this week (Picture: Getty) Jose Mourinho is set for a meeting in London with Ed Woodward where he plans to talk over Manchester United’s plans for the January transfer window. United have only managed five wins in all competitions this season but a spirited comeback victory over Newcastle slightly eased the pressure on Mourinho ahead of the international break. Some reports suggested Mourinho would lose his job regardless of the result at Old Trafford but the Portuguese is expected to be in charge when United make the trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea. According to The Sun, an ‘angry’ Mourinho believes United have been pressing ahead to find his replacement, with Zinedine Zidane rumoured to...
Adebayo Alao-Akala Displeased After Oyo State Government Seals His N3 Billion Property
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Adebayo Alao-Akala Displeased After Oyo State Government Seals His N3 Billion Property

  Former governor of Oyo state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has condemned the actions of the state government's agent for sealing most of his properties in Ibadan metroplolis. The sealed property was said to have been estimated to about N3 billion. Akala, reacting to the sealing of his company, said in a statement through the Head, New Media and Public Affairs, Alao-Akala Campaign Organisation, Mr Jeremiah Akande that the business complex popularly called ‘Ile Itesiwaju’ worth over 3 billion naira was presently under lock and key after what he described as a “launched attack” by the state government.   Read below. ''Oyo state Government today under the guise of non-compliance with tax payment launched a disguised attack on the person and properties of His Exce...
Ugwuanyi Signs Health Sector Reform Bill Into Law
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Ugwuanyi Signs Health Sector Reform Bill Into Law

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has taken a bold step towards strengthening healthcare delivery in the state through his assent to the state’s Health Sector Reform bill passed into law by the State Assembly. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Fintan Ekochin, who addressed newsmen after the meeting of the State Executive Council (EXCO), said the new law will bring a lot of positive changes to the health sector in the state and will comprehensively address health-related issues for the people’s overall benefit. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Dr. Ekochin explained that the law has new components that were integrated for positive results, disclosing that the district health system introduced by the colonial government has been repackaged and replaced, accordingly. He added that the ...
‘All The Project’s We Have Been Doing Are Inherited Projects’
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‘All The Project’s We Have Been Doing Are Inherited Projects’

THE organised labour on Thursday said that the country needs $3 trillion to address its infrastructure deficit. President Muhammadu Buhari Commissioned Abuja Light Rail This is as the Federal Government has said that it inherited over 106 abandoned projects when the government came on board in 2015. Meantime, the National Union of Civil Engineering Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers, NUCECFWW, has lamented that industries and home owners bear the heavy brunt of providing for more than 90 percent of their electricity needs through personal electricity generating sets. Speaking at the 40th Anniversary of NUCECFWW tagged Infrastructure Summit in Abuja, National President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba said the country needs $3 trillion in the next 26 years to tur...
DELTA SOUTH: Ijaw, Isoko, Urhobo, Itsekiri Leaders Back Diden
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DELTA SOUTH: Ijaw, Isoko, Urhobo, Itsekiri Leaders Back Diden

IJAW and Isoko  leaders in Delta State have assured Delta South Senatorial aspirant, Hon. Michael Diden, aka Ejele, of the people’s support for his ambition. You wiped our tears —Chief Okirika Former Chairman of Delta State Oil-Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Chief Wellington Okirika, who received the aspirant during a consultation visit in Warri, said it was in the best interest of the people of the senatorial district to be represented by Hon. Diden following his antecedents and track record, particularly in peace and security. Diden He asserted: “I remember how you brought my Ijaw people and Itsekiri together during a major face-off between the two communities. You made them realise that they could live together again after the blood-letting. You removed tea...
N45m Nomination Form: I’ve Been Disenfranchised, Says 35-year-old Buhari’s Challenger
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N45m Nomination Form: I’ve Been Disenfranchised, Says 35-year-old Buhari’s Challenger

A Presidential aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Adamu Garba II, has said that he was unable to purchase the nomination form of the party as a result of the party’s decision to sell it at N45m. President Muhammadu Buhari joined by the Chairman Board of Trustees NCAN, Alhaji Farouk Aliyu to display the APC 2019 Presidential Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms during the official handover of the forms by members of the Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network at a colourful ceremony at the State House Banquet hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida 11/09/2018 He also noted that the party’s insistence on going ahead with the price, despite calls for a reduction, had disenfranchised him and others, who aspired to run on its pla...
Better Days Are Coming, PSC Board Tells Police Trainees
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Better Days Are Coming, PSC Board Tells Police Trainees

The Board of Police Service Commission (PSC) has assured police trainees (student-police personnel) of better times ahead as the board was working to improve their welfare. Chairman of the board, Mr Musiliu Smith, said this on Tuesday when he addressed police trainees at the Police College in Oji River, Enugu State after he led the board members on tour and assessment of the institution. Daily Trust reports that the tour and assessment of the institution was part of a two-day working visit of members of the PSC Board to Enugu State Police command and its formations as well as Police College, Oji River. It noted that a total of 659 police trainees are currently undergoing training expected to last between nine months and 12 months at the Police College. Represented by a commissioner in ...
2018 hajj: Lagos Pilgrims return after 28 days in Makkah
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2018 hajj: Lagos Pilgrims return after 28 days in Makkah

The first batch of 312 out of the 2,000 Lagos State pilgrims left Makkah on Tuesday, aboard Medview Airline Airbus 777 after concluding the 2018 Hajj exercise. The Commissioner for Home Affairs cum Lagos State Amir ul Hajj, Dr. Abdul Hakeem Abdul Lateef declared that this is the first time Lagos pilgrims will spend less than 30 days in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj exercise. "It is a wonderful development that Lagos pilgrims on the first flight have spent 28 days for this holy pilgrimage. We are happy and hope it will continue". Dr Abdul Lateef expressed joy over the success of the hajj exercise and the safety of all the pilgrims throughout the operation. "I am particularly grateful to Allah for giving the officials and the pilgrims the grace to cooperate with one another for the s...
Ngige Dares Oshiomhole Again, Delays NSITF Board Inauguration
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Ngige Dares Oshiomhole Again, Delays NSITF Board Inauguration

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has again defied the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, by refusing to inaugurate the board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund over a month after he promised to do so. Oshiomhole had on July 23, 2018, threatened to expel Ngige from the party for failing to set up the board over five months after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered all ministers to inaugurate boards of government agencies. The APC chairman had also alleged that Ngige was intentionally delaying the setting up of the board in order to retain the exclusive powers of awarding contracts from the agency which receives billions of naira monthly. In a letter, however, Ngige had promised to inaugurate the board of the NSITF bef...
Ngige Dares Oshiomhole Again, Delays NSITF Board Inauguration
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Ngige Dares Oshiomhole Again, Delays NSITF Board Inauguration

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has again defied the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, by refusing to inaugurate the board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund over a month after he promised to do so. Oshiomhole had on July 23, 2018, threatened to expel Ngige from the party for failing to set up the board over five months after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered all ministers to inaugurate boards of government agencies. The APC chairman had also alleged that Ngige was intentionally delaying the setting up of the board in order to retain the exclusive powers of awarding contracts from the agency which receives billions of naira monthly. In a letter, however, Ngige had promised to inaugurate the board of the NSITF before ...
Kalu Lauds Ugwuany’s Respect for Buhari, Other leaders
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Kalu Lauds Ugwuany’s Respect for Buhari, Other leaders

Former Governor of Abia State and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Orji Uzor Kalu has lauded Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the respect he has continued to accord President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders in the country irrespective of political affiliations. Briefing newsmen after paying a visit to Governor  Ugwuanyi at the Government House, Enugu, Saturday, Dr. Kalu expressed delight at the friendship the governor has maintained with political leaders across the board, stressing that such uncommon leadership style has brought peace and development to Enugu State. He said that Ugwuanyi is “a very close friend of mine and we are family,”  despite that they are in different political parties, adding, “I am in very good terms with the governor of Enugu Stat...
Arsenal Legend Silva Decisive Factor For Fred’s United Move
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Arsenal Legend Silva Decisive Factor For Fred’s United Move

Brazil international Fred chose Manchester United ahead of several other top clubs based on the advice of his compatriot and agent Gilberto Silva, the player said on Wednesday. The 25-year-old midfielder — United’s major signing in a close season transfer market that left manager Jose Mourinho underwhelmed — said Silva, a former Arsenal player, felt ‘The Red Devils’ were the best fit for him. Fred, who moved to United from Ukrainian side Shakhthar Donetsk for £47 million ($61 million), said once Silva spoke with Mourinho, he decided they were the team to go for rather than the likes of Manchester City, French champions Paris Saint Germain or some Chinese clubs who were interested. “He (Silva)praised the club a lot and, after he was granted the opportunity to speak to Jose Mourinho an...
Saraki and APC: a Journey Against Historical Pattern
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Saraki and APC: a Journey Against Historical Pattern

Pity the lot of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the new national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC. In a desperate drive to stem a crisis sown from the formation of the party, five years ago, the immediate past governor of the Edo State through his unique interventions, is precariously navigating around constitutional issues that, if not well managed, could spell danger for the country’s democracy. At the centre of the evolving crisis is the singular determination of the national chairman to retrieve what he has termed as his party’s crown from the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki. “Saraki cannot run to another party with the crown of APC,” Oshiomhole told State House correspondents on August 1, after a meeting between APC senators and President Muhammadu Buhari. That m...
Punch Appoints New Chairman, Director
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Punch Appoints New Chairman, Director

The Board of Punch Nigeria Limited has appointed Mrs Angela Olufunmilayo Emuwa (nee Aboderin), as its new Chairman. The appointment follows the demise of the Chairman of Punch Nigeria Limited, Mr Gbadebowale Wayne Aboderin, on May 30, 2018. The Board also appointed Mrs Valerie Omowunmi Tunde-Obe (nee Aboderin) as a non-executive director. Emuwa’s appointment took effect from Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Until her appointment, Emuwa, one of the daughters of the founding chairman of Punch, the late Chief Olu Aboderin, was a non-executive director of the company, having joined the board on July 29, 1994.
“Mystery Snake Swallows N36m Cash In JAMB Office” — Staff
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“Mystery Snake Swallows N36m Cash In JAMB Office” — Staff

The management of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, is yet to come to terms with an explanation by an official in the Makurdi, Benue office of the Board that proceeds from the sale of admission scratch cards in the state, totaling N36million have been swallowed from the cash vault by a mystery snake that comes in the night. The mystery snake was said to have sneaked into the account office of the Board in Makurdi, a number of time, and made away with the N36m. A sales clerk, Philomina Chieshe, told JAMB registrar and his team that she could not account for the N36m she made in previous years before the abolition of scratch cards. In the course of interrogation, Philomena denied the allegations that she stole the money. She however confessed that it was her housemaid that c...
TBoss Boards Private Jet To See Eagles Match In Uyo, Fans Go Berserk
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TBoss Boards Private Jet To See Eagles Match In Uyo, Fans Go Berserk

TBoss finally boarded a private jet like the boss she is and everyone is talking about it. Recall that during their stay at the Big Brother Nigeria house, TBoss noted that she was previously getting hit on by folks who fly private jets. That comment earned the ex-housemate major roasting on social media as folks perceived that to be some sort of bragging. Shortly after the show ended, Efe boarded a jet to the city of his birth Jos, and his fans couldn’t resist dragging TBoss into the celebration. But it has been months since the show ended. Efe isn’t exactly famous anymore and it’s all because many people don’t like his music. But TBoss continues to wax stronger, landing ambassadorial deals after deals, and yesterday, she boarded a private jet just to watch the match between Nigeria and...
Bauchi Experiencing Shortage Of Doctors – Board Chief
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Bauchi Experiencing Shortage Of Doctors – Board Chief

Dr Abdul’Aziz Manga, the Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Hospitals Management Board, said that the state was experiencing shortage of doctors and other medical staff. Manga said this on Tuesday in Bauchi. He further disclosed that the board had only 67 doctors out of the over 6,000 workforce of the board, adding that the number was currently managing 27 General Hospitals and other health facilities. Manga described the figure as “inadequate” adding that the doctors were forced to attend to large number of patients per day. “The board has 867 nurses and 15 pharmacists manning our hospitals and other health facilities in the state which is not adequate. “Another place that we have lapses is in the area of midwives, where you will meet a hospital with only two or three midwive...
Egypt Lets 6 Yemenis Board New York-Bound Flight
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Egypt Lets 6 Yemenis Board New York-Bound Flight

Egyptian airport officials say six Yemenis, including some with American citizenship, were allowed to board a flight to New York despite the Supreme Court’s partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The officials say the Yemenis were allowed to board EgyptAir flight 985 to John F Kennedy airport early on Tuesday because Cairo airport authorities had yet to receive official instructions from the United States on how to implement the ban. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to disclose the information. The US travel ban does not apply to Egypt but to Yemen and five other Muslim-majority countries — Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Sudan. It exempts those with “a bona fide relationship” with a person or entity in the United...

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