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Europa League: Solskjaer Blames Stadium Seats, Red Belts for Man Utd’s Poor Home Form
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Europa League: Solskjaer Blames Stadium Seats, Red Belts for Man Utd’s Poor Home Form

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has suggested the red wrap on the seats at Old Trafford, could have contributed to their inconsistent home form. According to him, the players were unable to pick each other out during games. United have won 27 points at Old Trafford this season, losing four times and drawing three. However, on the road, they have picked up 36 points and are unbeaten in 23 Premier League games. The Red Devils face Granada in their Europa League quarter-final second leg on Thursday, looking for a first knockout round home win in this season’s competition. Solskjaer feels the team are now at an advantage because the banners around the seats have changed. “You’ll see a change now, if you see the banners around the club, it’s not ...
Sir Alex Ferguson ‘Lambasted’ me over Red Card – Solskjaer
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Sir Alex Ferguson ‘Lambasted’ me over Red Card – Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has recalled when Sir Alex Ferguson, “absolutely lambasted,” him, after he got sent off during a game against Newcastle back in 1998. United were fighting for the Premier League title with eventual champions Arsenal and every point mattered as the campaign neared its conclusion. Newcastle had come to Old Trafford and were on course for a draw, while United threw bodies forward in search of a goal. It was then, in the 89th minute, that the visitors broke away with Rob Lee charging down on Raymond van de Gouw’s goal with a clear chance to win the game, until Solskjaer’s timely intervention to scythe down his opponent and ensure his team avoided defeat. Solskjaer was promptly shown a straight red card, but had salvaged...
Thomas Tuchel Plays own Chelsea’s chances of finishing top four
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Thomas Tuchel Plays own Chelsea’s chances of finishing top four

  Thomas Tuchel has played down Chelsea’s chances of ending the Premier League campaign in the top four. This is despite his side’s dominant 4-1 away win at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Chelsea bounced back from their disgraceful outing last weekend and were in fine form at Selhurst Park with Kai Havertz firing them in front very early before a Pulisic’s brace and a Kurt Zouma’s header. Thomas Tuchel’s team moved into the top four with the win and are now two points clear of Liverpool after the Reds beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Anfield. Chelsea are in a strong position to end the season on a brighter note and book a Champions League place for next season but Tuchel says it is a tough job ahead. “Everything was bad against West Brom,” Tuchel said after the win against C...
Rangers Extend Super Eagles Defender Leon Balogun’s Contract after Helping Club Win Scottish Premier League
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Rangers Extend Super Eagles Defender Leon Balogun’s Contract after Helping Club Win Scottish Premier League

Following his impressive debut campaign in Scotland, Rangers have confirmed the extension of Leon Balogun’s contract which will keep him at Ibrox Stadium until the summer of 2022. The 32-year-old Nigeria international joined Rangers on a free transfer from Wigan Athletic last July and he has been a key part of Steven Gerrard's side as they marched to the premier league title with a 33-match unbeaten streak. “Today is a very happy day and a very proud day announcing my contract has been extended for another year,” Balogun told the club website. “I am proud to be a part of this amazing club and I felt that pretty early on I had fallen in love with the club and the working environment, the way the players and the management staff work and the way the club is a big family, I am ha...
Salah to Leave Liverpool this Summer
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Salah to Leave Liverpool this Summer

  Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, could leave Anfield ahead of the 2021/2022 campaign. The 28-year-old has again been in fine form for the Premier League champions this season. Salah has netted 25 times in 40 appearances in all competitions, including 17 goals in 28 league outings. His current deal with Liverpool only has a little over two years left to run and he has again been speaking about a potential move to Spain recently. According to ESPN, there is a growing belief within the Liverpool squad, that the Egypt international could decide to seek pastures new during this summer’s transfer window. It is also understood that intermediaries who have worked closely with the Reds, feel a move could be possible in the upcoming transfer market.
Arsenal vs Liverpool: Arteta ‘not Suspicious’ of Aubameyang After New Contract
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Arsenal vs Liverpool: Arteta ‘not Suspicious’ of Aubameyang After New Contract

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has insisted he is “not suspicious” that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s poor form this season is connected to the new long-term contract he signed in September. Aubameyang had been prolific for the Gunners since he joined from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018. The Gabon striker won the Premier League golden boot in his first full season and finished as the second highest scorer in 2019/2020. But Aubameyang has found things tougher this campaign, scoring just 14 goals in 31 appearances so far. When asked about any link between Aubameyang’s form and his new deal, Arteta said: “It is easy to connect things like that, but I am not suspicious of that. “I have seen, and we have had many conversations, about what he wanted to do from last ...
Rohr Confirms he Won’t Invite New Players to Super Eagles Squad
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Rohr Confirms he Won’t Invite New Players to Super Eagles Squad

  Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has said he won’t invite new players when they begin their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign in June. Nigeria rounded off their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series with a 3-0 win over Lesotho. Next up for the three-time African champions, is the second qualifying round for the World Cup. They have been drawn with Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia in Group C. “The World Cup qualifiers will start soon and I think we will be able to do well, and we should expect good football again on a good pitch. “We can’t try new players now, it is too late and it is getting more serious because it is World Cup qualifiers,” Rohr told the media. Enyimba winger, Anayo Iwuala, was the only fresh face who play...
Nigeria 3-0 Lesotho: Relive Super Eagles’ Three-goal Triumph
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Nigeria 3-0 Lesotho: Relive Super Eagles’ Three-goal Triumph

Rewatch  the live stream of Naija's final Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Southern African mminnows Nigeria defeated Lesotho 3-0 in their final Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Lagos on Tuesday, as the Super Eagles ended their campaign in style. Victor Osimhen, Oghenekaro Etebo and Paul Onuachu were the goalscorers as the West African giants saw off the minnows with a classy display that will have silenced the cynics. Thanks to the Nigeria Football Federation, you can re-watch the Nigeria vs Lesotho live stream here on Goal. Nigeria vs Lesotho live was certainly a thrilling watch, as the West African giants won over some of their doubters following an unconvincing qualifying campaign to date. Their first game against tiny Lesotho ended in a 4-2 victory aw...
Details of Solskjaer’s new Contract at Man Utd Revealed
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Details of Solskjaer’s new Contract at Man Utd Revealed

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is set for a £2.5million-a-year pay rise at the club, the UK Mirror reports. His new deal will see the 48-year-old extend his stay at Old Trafford for another three years. Solskjaer, who currently earns £7.5m-a-year, is set to put pen on paper on a new £30m deal that will span three seasons. It is understood there is no requirement for the Norwegian to win a trophy this season, with United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, convinced the club are on the right track. Solskjaer has one year left on his current deal and has led the Red Devils to the quarter-finals of the Europa League, as well as second place in the Premier League. United chiefs do not want the distraction of Solskjaer having one year left on hi...
I Almost Suffered Depression at Chelsea – Morata
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I Almost Suffered Depression at Chelsea – Morata

Alvaro Morata has revealed he “came close” to suffering from depression during his time at Chelsea. The Blues paid a then club-record £58 million fee to sign Morata from Real Madrid in 2017. However, the striker struggled at Stamford Bridge, despite scoring 24 goals in 72 games. Morata left Chelsea for Atletico Madrid in January 2019, before joining former club, Juventus prior to the current campaign. “I’ve never had depression and I hope I never do, but I came close,” Morata said in an interview with El Mundo. “When your head doesn’t work well, you are your worst enemy. During those times, it doesn’t matter what you do, you are always fighting against yourself. Depression is an illness just like breaking your ankle.”
Chelsea vs Porto: Vitor Baia predicts club to qualify for Champions League semi-finals
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Chelsea vs Porto: Vitor Baia predicts club to qualify for Champions League semi-finals

  FC Porto Vice President, Vitor Baia, has backed his club as favourites to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals when they tackle Chelsea in the quarter-final first and second legs in April. Baia stressed he is confident Porto can eliminate Thomas Tuchel’s side out of the Champions League. Porto eliminated Juventus from the Champions League last-16, while Chelsea knocked Atletico Madrid out. “When you are in the quarter-finals of a competition of this level, any opponent is of great quality”, Vitor told Porto’s official website. “We’ve to prepare because we still have a lot to give in this Champions League campaign. “There’s confidence, but we know that we’re playing against a great team, who have been on the way back to their best since Thomas Tuchel too...
Aaron Ramsey in Shock Return to Liverpool
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Aaron Ramsey in Shock Return to Liverpool

  Juventus midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, could be set for a shock return to England with Liverpool, Calciomercato reports. The 30-year-old has been hampered by injuries this campaign and has started just 12 of the club’s 27 Serie A matches so far. Ramsey joined the Italian giants as a free agent from Arsenal in the summer of 2019. He had an impressive start to life in Turin, but his reputation has been hit this season. The Welshman now finds himself in a position where he is no longer an automatic starter, with manager Andrea Pirlo seemingly preferring the likes of Arthur, Weston McKennie and Rodrigo Bentancur. Ramsey remains a popular figure at the Emirates and has been linked with a return. But it is believed two other Premier League clubs have joined the race f...
Salah wins Liverpool Player of the Month prize
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Salah wins Liverpool Player of the Month prize

The Egypt international has been rewarded as the best player in Jurgen Klopp’s team for the month of February Mohamed Salah has been named the Liverpool Player of the Month of February 2021. Monday’s recognition was the third consecutive time the Egypt international scooped the Reds’ monthly accolade in the 2020-21 campaign. In the month under review, the former AS Roma and Chelsea star accounted for three goals although Jurgen Klopp’s team won just two out of the six games played.
Oliseh Reacts as Iheanacho’s Brace Dumps Man Utd out
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Oliseh Reacts as Iheanacho’s Brace Dumps Man Utd out

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Sunday Oliseh, has hailed Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfried Ndidi, for putting Nigeria’s name on the football map. Iheanacho scored twice as Leicester City beat Manchester United 3-1 in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday. The Nigerian forward, who was making his 15th start of the campaign, also set up another goal for Youri Tielemans. “Bravo 4 tonight, @Kelechi72 & @Ndidi25 are maybe on the way to bringing Nigeria back to Top club football, Makes me proud,” Oliseh tweeted. Iheanacho is now one of only two players, along with Sergio Aguero, to score 20 or more goals in England’s cup competitions over the last six years. He has bagged 12 goals in total and provided five assists in 28 appearances across all competitions this season, amid oth...
Pirlo Opens up on Ronaldo’s Future at Juventus
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Pirlo Opens up on Ronaldo’s Future at Juventus

  Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo has opened up on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future in Turin. The Bianconeri manager said that the former Real Madrid star will remain with the Italian giants and honour the final year of his current contract. Pirlo remains optimistic Ronaldo will be at Juventus next season despite speculation linking the 5 times ballon d’Or winner with a return to Real Madrid “We aren’t thinking about it, he has one year left in his contract and we are happy he can continue playing for us,” Pirlo told reporters when asked about the Portuguese future. “We are focused on this season and we want to conclude it best way possible. “He’s having a great season and last year he had a truly great campaign.”
This will be Ronaldo’s last season in Turin’ – Schillaci predicts Juventus exit amid Real Madrid return talk
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This will be Ronaldo’s last season in Turin’ – Schillaci predicts Juventus exit amid Real Madrid return talk

The former Bianconeri striker can see the Portuguese star moving on this summer, and admits “he won’t take long to find a new club” Cristiano Ronaldo “won’t take long to find a new club” and the 2020-21 campaign “will be his last season in Turin” says Toto Schillaci, who thinks criticism of the Juventus superstar on the back of another Champions League exit has been “over the top”. A last-16 defeat to Porto for Andrea Pirlo’s side has seen questions asked of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who moved to Italy from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018. Schillaci considers Ronaldo to remain “the best forward in the world” despite now being 36 years of age, but concedes he may be about to open himself up to another new challenge as he approaches the final 12 months of his current dea...
The Arsenal Project is Going to ‘Bang’ – Arteta
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The Arsenal Project is Going to ‘Bang’ – Arteta

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has expressed his optimism that his project at the club will ‘bang’ once football returns to normal after the pandemic. The Gunners have endured a disappointing campaign so far during Arteta’s first full campaign in charge and travel for Thursday night’s Europa League tie with Olympiacos knowing that winning that competition is their best route back into Europe next season. The 1-1 draw with Burnley on Sunday, leaves Arsenal 10th in the Premier League with 11 games left. Arteta remains adamant that there has been improvement and says the difficulties his team have faced throughout the pandemic, will actually work to Arsenal’s advantage in the long-term. When asked what the past year has been like, Arteta said: “We have created a real...
Man Utd Give Bailly Condition to Get new Contract
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Man Utd Give Bailly Condition to Get new Contract

  Manchester United want Eric Bailly to prove his fitness, before giving him a new contract, ESPN reports. The 26-year-old has made only 14 appearances for the club during the 2020/2021 campaign and has struggled to be fit for selection. Bailly played the entire 90 minutes of their 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, but has only featured eight times in the Premier League this term. His current deal with the club expires in the middle of 2022. However, United want Bailly to prove that his injury issues are firmly behind him before handing him a fresh deal. Solskjaer wants to bring a left-footed centre-back in this summer, but it remains to be seen how much he has to spend on new players in the upcoming market due to the financial impact of COVID-1...
Phillips admits he was ‘disappointed’ to be at Liverpool before big break came with opportunity to cover for Van Dijk
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Phillips admits he was ‘disappointed’ to be at Liverpool before big break came with opportunity to cover for Van Dijk

The Anfield academy graduate had been hoping to spend the 2020-21 campaign on loan in the Championship, but saw a summer move blocked Nat Phillips admits he was feeling “disappointed” with life at Liverpool before an unexpected break came his way, with the defender seeing a loan move to the Championship blocked in the summer. Opportunities at Anfield were few and far between for the 23-year-old when another campaign began on Merseyside, with Jurgen Klopp having a number of international centre-halves at his disposal. Phillips expected that situation to lead to his exit, but no transfer took place and frustration was mounting for the Reds academy graduate when a string of unfortunate injuries played into his hands.
Mourinho Blasts Zidane Over Gareth Bale’s Form
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Mourinho Blasts Zidane Over Gareth Bale’s Form

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has blamed Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, for Gareth Bale’s poor start to the campaign and accused the Frenchman of not being patient with the winger. Bale, 31, returned to Spurs last summer amid fanfare but his loan spell back at the club has not gone according to plan. In the first half of the season, Mourinho became frustrated with not being able to fully utilise the winger, while injuries also delayed a return to form. However, Bale is showing glimpses of his former self and put in a man of the match performance in the 4-0 win over Burnley, where he scored a brace and set up Harry Kane on Sunday. Bale now has four goals and four assists in as many games. When asked why it had taken the Welshman so long to get...
Ronaldo Sets new Record after scoring in Juventus’ Win Over Spezia
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Ronaldo Sets new Record after scoring in Juventus’ Win Over Spezia

  Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has hit yet another landmark with his latest goal for the club. Ronaldo rounded off scoring in their 3-0 win over Spezia in Serie A on Tuesday. The victory takes Juve to within seven points of league leaders Inter Milan. Goals from Alvaro Morata and Federico Chiesa had put the hosts in control, before Ronaldo wrapped it up late on. The goal was Ronaldo’s 20th Serie A goal of the season, meaning he reached that number of league strikes for a 12th successive campaign. This dates all the way back to the 2009/2010 campaign, his first at Real Madrid. Lionel Messi is one goal away from hitting his 20th LaLiga strike of the season, and will have done so for 13 campaigns in a row once he manages it
Todibo says Barcelona struggles are ‘not my problem’ as defender seeks permanent transfer
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Todibo says Barcelona struggles are ‘not my problem’ as defender seeks permanent transfer

The Frenchman is currently on loan at Nice, having struggled to make an impact in Spain, and admits to paying little attention to events at Camp Nou Jean-Clair Todibo admits to paying little attention to goings on at Barcelona after being sent out on loan again, with the defender, who is seeking a permanent transfer in the summer, saying that struggles at Camp Nou in 2020-21 are “not my problem”. The French centre-half was considered to be a hot prospect when snapped up by the Blaugrana from Toulouse in 2019, but little game time has been seen for – leading to loan moves being made elsewhere. Todibo is currently back in his homeland at Nice and admits that he would like to see a deal done that prevents him from having to head back to Catalunya at the end of the current campaign....
Afenifere, Gani Adams, Igboho To Launch Campaign Against Beef; “Anything But Cow Day”
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Afenifere, Gani Adams, Igboho To Launch Campaign Against Beef; “Anything But Cow Day”

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho; the Are Ona Kankanfo, Gani Adams; and the Odua Peoples Congress under the leadership of Prince Segun Osinbote are set to launch a campaign against cows. This is according to an advertorial published in The PUNCH on March 1, 2021. The campaign which is tagged, ‘Anything But Cow Day’, will launch on Friday, March 5, 2021, and is being held in response to the boycott of the South by northern traders. The boycott has entered its 4th day. The campaign, which is themed, ‘A one-day symbolic beef boycott towards terminating the cow pandemic- End COWVID-21’ is expected to trend on Twitter with the #endcowpandemic.org’ and will be streamed live on Odua Peoples Communications Youtube channel. Meanwhile...
Cristiano Ronaldo to Leave Juventus
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Cristiano Ronaldo to Leave Juventus

  Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, will leave the Italian champions at the end of the season, according to Tuttojuve. Ronaldo joined the Serie A champions from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018 and his contract runs until the summer of 2022. Although the player’s camp has never hinted at an early departure from Turin, the sports site claims otherwise. According to Tuttojuve, the bookies are expecting Ronaldo to leave the club at the end of the current campaign. The odds for the Portugal captain leaving the club is set at 1.65, while the odds for remaining at the club is at 2.10. Therefore, the notion of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner seeking a new club in the summer is slowly gaining steam. Ronaldo joined Juventus to help the Italian side win the Champ...
Two Self-made South Korean Billionaires Pledge to Give Half Their Wealth Away
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Two Self-made South Korean Billionaires Pledge to Give Half Their Wealth Away

Two self-made South Korean billionaires have pledged to give away half their fortunes. Kim Beom-su, the founder of South Korea's biggest messaging app KakaoTalk, announced this month he will donate more than half his estimated $9.6 billion assets to try to "solve social issues". Kim Bong-jin of food-delivery app Woowa Brothers and his wife, Bomi Sul, have also signed the Giving Pledge. They are the first South Koreans to join the philanthropic campaign which was set up by Bill and Melinda Gates, alongside Warren Buffett, for billionaires to give away at least half their wealth. In his Giving Pledge statement, Kim of Woowa Brothers described his "humble beginning" on a small island. His parents ran a small restaurant, where he slept at night, and as a teenager he gave up...
Kanye West ‘Spent Whopping $13.2 Million’ on his Failed Presidential Campaign
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Kanye West ‘Spent Whopping $13.2 Million’ on his Failed Presidential Campaign

American rapper, Kanye West reportedly spent a whooping $13.2 million including $12m of his own money on his failed Presidential bid in 2020. The 43-year-old announced his 2020 United States presidential election campaign through Twitter on July 4, 2020, Independence Day, and on July 16, 2020, the campaign filed a Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission. Kanye reportedly received around 57,000 votes across the 12 states in which he was in the running. According to a new report from People, Kanye West spent an eye-watering amount of money on his failed 2020 presidential attempt. In a Federal Election Commission report, the rapper contributed $12.5 million of his own money and raised a little over $2 million from outside contributions to fund his President...
Stats indicate Lookman is Fulham’s key attacking player
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Stats indicate Lookman is Fulham’s key attacking player

The English winger of Nigerian descent proved his reliability in Scott Parker’s team this season after propelling the Cottagers past the Blades Ademola Lookman has now had a hand in seven goals for Fulham in the 2020-21 Premier League campaign, having found the net in the Cottagers 1-0 defeat of Sheffield United on Saturday night. With the score still 0-0 at Craven Cottage, the former English youth international handed Scott Parker’s men all points at stake thanks to his 61st-minute effort. Profiting from a long ball for Joachim Andersen, the former Everton man controlled the ball with his chest, turned Ethan Ampadu, before unleashing a shot past goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.
BBNaija’s Dorathy Storms Computer Village For Itel Red Valentine Campaign
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BBNaija’s Dorathy Storms Computer Village For Itel Red Valentine Campaign

It was all fun and glamour as itel brought Big Brother Naija celebrity, Dorathy Bachor, to have fun with fans and non-fans in their itel Red Valentine campaign. She was met by a large crowd that took pictures and also had the chance to ask Dorathy some questions. Dorathy also purchased two itel smartphones for two lucky customers and other gifts. As Dorathy was painting computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos state red; Zubby self-claimed Nze Idi Ala entered Mac King’s road, Aba with his boys to also celebrate itel Red Valentine with fans and non-fans. Everywhere was a hit back-to-back as Zubby came with friends and made it rain cash also. He also had the chance to take pictures with fans and non-fans also. itel Red Valentine is still on and you stand a chance to win a ticket for two ...
Lagos State to Vaccinate 1.5 Million Dogs for Free
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Lagos State to Vaccinate 1.5 Million Dogs for Free

The Lagos State Government says it will vaccinate about 1.5 million dogs within the next two weeks. The government on Tuesday, Feb 16, said the vaccination will take place during the free anti-rabies vaccination campaign to prevent deaths of animals in the state. Ms. Abisola Olusanya, the State Commissioner for Agriculture made this known at the inauguration of the vaccination campaign held at the palace of Oba Ayangburen of Ikorodu in the Ikorodu area of the state. Olusanya encouraged dog owners to bring their dogs for the vaccination as the state government has made the exercise free of charge. Olusanya informed that the exercise would take place in the five divisions of the state including Veterinary Clinic, beside LASPOTECH Second Gate, opposite Access Bank, Odo...
Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel locks himself inside university building to avoid jail over tweets and lyrics that attacked the monarchy and police
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Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel locks himself inside university building to avoid jail over tweets and lyrics that attacked the monarchy and police

A Spanish rapper has locked himself inside a university to avoid a jail sentence for tweets and lyrics that attacked the monarchy and police. Rapper, Pablo Hasel was given until last week Friday, February 12, to turn himself in, after being sentenced to nine months imprisonment for glorifying terrorism, and slandering the crown and state institutions with his lyrics and tweets.   His tweets and lyrics also accused police of torturing and killing demonstrators and migrants. In one message Hasel expressed support for Victoria Gómez, a jailed member of the banned Marxist group Grapo. Elsewhere he accused King Felipe VI and his father Juan Carlos, the former king, of several crimes.   Hasel's real name is Pablo Rivadulla Duro. He also backs the campaign for ...
NCDC Launches Campaign ‘6232’
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NCDC Launches Campaign ‘6232’

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the commencement of ‘Campaign 6232’. This is an activity to raise public awareness for the toll-free number ‘6232’ recently introduced by the Agency, for public enquiries through its 24-7 Connect Centre. The campaign will use different means of communication to raise awareness of Nigerians on how to reach NCDC, with questions relating to infectious disease prevention, detection and control. Following an increasing need for Nigerians to communicate with the agency as part of the COVID-19 response, NCDC expanded its connect centre capacity in 2020. With support from the National Communication Commission, a shortcode 6232 has also been introduced. Over the last one year, NCDC has been leading Nigeria’s public health respons...
Femi Fani-Kayode Is Joining APC To Campaign For Tinubu, Jonathan – MASSOB
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Femi Fani-Kayode Is Joining APC To Campaign For Tinubu, Jonathan – MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) on Wednesday said it was certain that former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode had concluded his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC. MASSOB in a statement made available to DAILY POST, described the move as an act of betrayal on the part of the former minister. The statement signed by Comrade Uchenna Madu, Leader of MASSOB, said Fani-Kayode took the decision in order to enable him campaign for APC, leader, Bola Tinubu. Ever since the former minister visited APC leaders, speculations are rife that he is on his way out of the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Reacting, MASSOB said, “he has been romancing with the APC politically since mid last year after Bola Tinubu convinced ...
Coppa Italia: Pirlo Reacts as Juventus Qualify for Final, Names Best Player
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Coppa Italia: Pirlo Reacts as Juventus Qualify for Final, Names Best Player

Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, has reacted after his team qualifies for the Coppa Italia final ahead of Inter Milan on Tuesday night. Pirlo also identified goalkeeper, Samir Handanovic, as the best player on the pitch following his side’s Coppa Italia semi-final second leg 0-0 draw against Inter Milan at Allianz Stadium. Juventus qualified for the final of the Coppa Italia for the 20th time after a 2-1 aggregate against Inter Milan. The Old Lady had won the first leg 2-1 against Antonio Conte’s men at San Siro last week. Pirlo’s side will face the winner between Napoli and Atalanta, who are locked at 0-0 ahead of Wednesday’s second leg in Bergamo, in May’s final in Rome. “I hoped to get to this stage of my debut campaign and be in the last 16 of the Champions League, ha...
‘Zidane has enough credit for two seasons without a trophy’ – De la Red defends under-fire Real Madrid boss
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‘Zidane has enough credit for two seasons without a trophy’ – De la Red defends under-fire Real Madrid boss

A former Blancos player and youth coach thinks the Frenchman is being unfairly criticised for the team's erratic form this season Zinedine Zidane has enough "credit" in the bank for two trophyless seasons at Real Madrid, according to Ruben de la Red, who has jumped to the defence of the under-fire boss. The reigning Spanish champions' grip on the Liga trophy is slipping at the halfway stage of the 2020-21 campaign, with arch-rivals Atletico Madrid currently sitting eight points above them at the top of the table with a game in hand. Despite the fact the Blancos gained some much-needed ground by beating Huesca 2-1 at the weekend, pressure continues to build on Zidane with each passing game amid criticism of his managerial approach, but De la Red thinks he deserves more resp...
Thiago Silva Takes Decision on Chelsea Future
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Thiago Silva Takes Decision on Chelsea Future

Thiago Silva is keen to remain at Chelsea for one more season, according to the UK Telegraph. The 36-year-old joined the Blues as a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain last summer. Silva has become one of Chelsea’s most consistent performers this season. The Brazil defender signed a one-year deal last August with the option to extend for another 12 months. It is understood Silva wants to activate that option and Chelsea are expected to keep the experienced defender for another campaign. The report claims that Silva has established himself as a “popular figure” within the dressing home and has had a big influence on younger players in the squad. He is currently sidelined with a thigh injury, but he’s aiming to return for their Premier League clash against Sout...
Former Trump Aide Arrested for Participating in Child Porn Distributing Eing
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Former Trump Aide Arrested for Participating in Child Porn Distributing Eing

A former digital strategist for the Senate Republican Conference,  who helped design social media aides for Donald Trump's reelection campaign, has been charged with distributing child pornography. Ruben Verastigui, 27, was charged with distributing child pornography after he was arrested last Friday, according to a release from the Metropolitan Police Department. 'Between March 2020 and February 2021, an investigation revealed the suspect distributed, received, and possessed images of child pornography,' the release states. Verastigui, who posted a photo of himself at the White House just two months ago, worked for the Senate Republican Conference until July 2020, according to his LinkedIn. The investigation into his alleged offenses took place while he was still working for ...
Gerrard confirms Balogun close to triggering Rangers contract extension
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Gerrard confirms Balogun close to triggering Rangers contract extension

The Super Eagles centre-back is expected to remain at Ibrox Stadium beyond this season after impressing in his debut campaign Steven Gerrard is keen on keeping Leon Balogun at Rangers for next season after confirming that the Nigeria international is close to triggering an extension in his contract. Balogun has established himself in the Gers’ defensive set-up since he moved to Glasgow on a short-term deal from Wigan Athletic in July. His defensive contributions have helped Rangers remain unbeaten in the Premiership this campaign with a 20-point lead at the top of the table.
Nigeria Women’s Premier League gets February 10 as return date from coronavirus halt
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Nigeria Women’s Premier League gets February 10 as return date from coronavirus halt

Teams will return to action next week as the league board approval to return to the pitch following over a one month suspension Nigeria Women's Premier League clubs have received February 10 as the date the domestic competition is set to return from its coronavirus suspension. The NWPL organisers, Nigeria Women's Football League, announced on Monday evening the new resumption date since the suspension of the campaign following the Week 4 fixtures on January 6. The Nigerian top-flight had required to continue their season on January 13 before the board announced the halt, citing teams' failure to submit Covid-19 test results to the league organisers.
Odion Ighalo Undergoes Medicals With Al-Shabab After Man Utd Exit
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Odion Ighalo Undergoes Medicals With Al-Shabab After Man Utd Exit

  Odion Ighalo has touched down in Saudi Arabia, where he is undergoing his medicals ahead of a move to Al-Shabab. The 31-year-old has agreed on a two-and-a-half-year deal with his new club. The transfer window in Saudi does not close until February 7, Sky Sport reports. Ighalo returned to Shanghai Shenhua after his loan deal with Manchester United came to an end. The former Super Eagles striker joined the Reds in January 2020, initially until the end of May. With the 2019/2020 campaign continuing into the summer, United reached an agreement to extend his loan until this month. Overall, Ighalo made 23 appearances for United, scoring five goals.
Smear Campaign Against Buhari Using Online Newspapers & Blogs – Femi Adesina
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Smear Campaign Against Buhari Using Online Newspapers & Blogs – Femi Adesina

There is compelling reason to alert the nation of another orchestrated smear campaign against President Muhammadu Buhari, using some online newspapers and blogs. The campaign, scheduled to be launched anytime soon through editorials and purported special investigative stories, is designed to further exacerbate tension in the land, by portraying the President as pandering to ethnic and other primordial tendencies, contrary to his pledge to belong to all Nigerians. Impeccable security findings indicate that those behind the plot have procured online blogs and newspapers, which are to launch coordinated publications, alleging subjugation and suppression of a particular religion and ethnic groups. A specific medium has so far contacted some opinion leaders, especially those very c...
‘PSG have been disrespectful in Messi pursuit’ – Barca presidential candidate Laporta threatens to report Ligue 1 champions to FIFA
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‘PSG have been disrespectful in Messi pursuit’ – Barca presidential candidate Laporta threatens to report Ligue 1 champions to FIFA

The Catalan politician says he will take legal action against the Argentine's potential suitors if he is re-elected at Camp Nou Paris Saint-Germain have been "disrespectful" in their pursuit of Lionel Messi, according to Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta, who has threatened to report the Ligue 1 champions to FIFA. PSG have been strongly linked with Messi ever since his decision to hand in a transfer request at Camp Nou at the end of the 2019-20 campaign. The 33-year-old ultimately decided to see out the final year of his current contract with Barca after opposition from club officials and La Liga, but his long-term future remains up in the air.  
Iheanacho remains a valuable player for Leicester City – Rodgers
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Iheanacho remains a valuable player for Leicester City – Rodgers

The Northern Irish tactician has praised the contribution of the Nigeria international to the Foxes’ progress this season Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed Kelechi Iheanacho's performances for the club this season and revealed the forward remains a key member of his team. The Nigeria international has delivered impressive showings in the few games he was afforded in the 2020-21 campaign. Iheanacho has made 19 appearances across all competitions this season, involving eight starts, scoring three goals and providing four assists.  
Henry Onyekuru: Monaco outcast returns to Galatasaray on loan
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Henry Onyekuru: Monaco outcast returns to Galatasaray on loan

  The Super Eagles forward will spend the second half of the 2020-21 campaign in familiar surroundings at the Turk Telekom Stadium AS Monaco outcast Henry Onyekuru has returned to Galatasaray on a six-month loan that elapses at the end of the season, with an option to buy. 🤝 Henry Onyekuru ve kulübü AS Monaco ile oyuncunun 2020-2021 sezonu için geçici transferi konusunda anlaşmaya varılmıştır. pic.twitter.com/FaCn7IwPGG — Galatasaray Spor Kulübü (@GalatasaraySK) January 25, 2021 Thanks to his awe-inspiring performance for Eupen where he finished the 2016-17 Belgian First Division A season as joint top-scorer with 22 goals, the winger was signed for Everton for a fee worth £7 million. Nevertheless, he was sent to Anderlecht owing to his failure to get a work p...
AC Milan sign Tomori on loan from Chelsea with £26m option to buy
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AC Milan sign Tomori on loan from Chelsea with £26m option to buy

The 23-year-old defender will join Stefano Pioli's side in their Serie A title challenge after coming through the Blues' youth academy AC Milan have completed the signing of Fikayo Tomori on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season. The centre-back has struggled for regular game time at Stamford Bridge this campaign, and moves to the Serie A leaders as they aim to end Juventus' dominance of the Italian domestic league. Tomori heads to San Siro until at least the end of the 2020-21 campaign, with a €30 million (£26m/$36.5m) option included if Milan wish to buy the England international defender in the summer.
Jurgen Klopp Reveals Who to Blame for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Burnley
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Jurgen Klopp Reveals Who to Blame for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Burnley

Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp, has admitted he must take the blame for their 1-0 defeat to Burnley on Thursday night. Ashley Barnes scored a late winner to end the Reds’ 68-game unbeaten record at Anfield. Klopp’s men dominated the game, but failed to break down Sean Dyche’s resolute team. The champions have now gone five Premier League matches without a victory and remain six points behind leaders Manchester United at the midway point in the campaign. “We lost the game which is pretty impossible but we did it. That is my fault. It is my job to make sure the boys have the right feelings and confidence. "That didn’t work out. We had the ball a lot and created some situations that are OK but our final decision is not right. I said the same thing last week. “When som...
Arsenal cancel Sokratis’ contract as Real Betis target leaves Emirates Stadium on a free transfer
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Arsenal cancel Sokratis’ contract as Real Betis target leaves Emirates Stadium on a free transfer

The defender's deal was due to run until the end of the season but he has not been part of Mikel Arteta's plans during the 2020-21 campaign Arsenal have confirmed that defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos has had his contract terminated by mutual consent. Sokratis’ deal was due to expire at the end of the season, but the 32-year-old has been freed up during the January transfer window to find a new club. The Greek centre-back had spent two-and-a-half years at the Emirates Stadium, but had not been included in Mikel Arteta’s squads for the Premier League and Europa League this season.
You Lack Effrontery To Advise Nigerians On COVID-19 Vaccine – Wada To Bello
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You Lack Effrontery To Advise Nigerians On COVID-19 Vaccine – Wada To Bello

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Kogi 2019 gubernatorial election, Engr Musa Wada on Tuesday, has asked the incumbent governor Yahaya Bello to stop using COVID-19 as part of his Presidential ambition campaign, describing his last outburst against the use of yet-to-arrive vaccine, as careless and unnecessary misleading. Considering the fact that COVID-19 pandemic is strictly scientific-based issue, which ought not to be merely political, the engineer raises alarm against the approach of governor Bello towards the pandemic. Engr Wada, in a statement signed by his campaign spokesperson in Abuja, Usman Okai Austin, asked the All Progressive Congress (APC) led government to take a very definite stand on the pandemic, as the party is blowing hot and cold the same ti...
Fred ‘suffered’ with £52.5m flop tag at Man Utd but hopes to have silenced critics
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Fred ‘suffered’ with £52.5m flop tag at Man Utd but hopes to have silenced critics

The Brazil international midfielder found the going tough at Old Trafford on the back of a big-money move from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018 Manchester United midfielder Fred admits he “suffered” in his first season at Old Trafford, but hopes to have silenced those who were quick to brand him a £52.5 million ($70m) flop. The Red Devils invested heavily in the Brazil international when luring him away from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018, with rival interest from neighbours Manchester City fended off to get a deal done. Big things were expected of Fred in England, but he found an adjustment period tough and slipped down the pecking order while taking in just 25 appearances during his debut campaign.
‘Very interesting!’ – Arteta savours Mourinho insights from Tottenham documentary
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‘Very interesting!’ – Arteta savours Mourinho insights from Tottenham documentary

The Spanish coach kept a close eye on the Spurs manager when he watched the all-access TV series Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta says he has learned from Jose Mourinho after watching his Tottenham counterpart in the team's documentary series. Spurs were the focus of an Amazon series which followed them throughout the 2019-20 campaign and was released this year. Arteta confirmed that he has watched the show and gained some insight from the successful coach ahead of their clash on Sunday.

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