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Manchester Utd: Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to Michael Carrick’s resignation
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Manchester Utd: Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to Michael Carrick’s resignation

Manchester United ace, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reacted to Michael Carrick’s resignation as first-team coach. Carrick resigned after helping Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-2 in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Thursday. The game marked the conclusion of Carrick’s spell as Man United caretaker manager following the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as the club’s new interim manager. Reacting to Carrick’s resignation, Ronaldo, in a post via his Twitter handle on Friday, said the former England international has what it takes to become a great coach. Ronaldo tweeted, “Michael Carrick was a class act as a player and he can become a great coach as well. “Nothing is impossible for this guy. Personally, I’m proud to have played with him by my side as well as with him as a manager...
Nigerian banks to stop accepting old £20, £50 notes from Dec 31
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Nigerian banks to stop accepting old £20, £50 notes from Dec 31

Banks in Nigeria will stop accepting old £20 and £50 notes from December 31, 2021. This is to enable proper conclusion of cash evacuation. Fidelity Bank Plc disclosed this in an email to its customers on Wednesday, Nov 3, titled "Withdrawal of old 20 and 50 GBP notes from circulation". The email said, “The Bank of England has announced the withdrawal of paper £20 and £50 notes after September 30, 2022. A year’s notice has been provided to customers and the global banking community. "In view of this, Fidelity Bank, alongside other Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria, has issued a deadline of December 31, 2021 for acceptance of the stated denominations from the public to enable proper conclusion of cash evacuation. "Thus, we advise you to use or deposit your paper GBP notes into ...
UEFA names Ronaldo, Lewandowski, others in Champions League team [Full list]
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UEFA names Ronaldo, Lewandowski, others in Champions League team [Full list]

UEFA on Thursday named Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Bayern Munich’ Robert Lewandowski in the Champions League team of this week. UEFA released the Champions League team in a post on its website today following the conclusion of the group stage, match-day four fixtures on Wednesday night. Both Ronaldo and Lewandowski were impressive for their respective clubs against Atalanta and Benfica. Ronaldo scored a brace for Man United against Atalanta, while Lewandowski netted three goals against Benfica. Below is the UEFA Champions League team of the week: Goalkeeper: Odysseas Vlachodimos (Benfica) – 7 points Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – 14 points Ridle Baku (Wolfsburg) – 12 points João Cancelo (Manchester City) – 13 points Midfielders: Christop...
Rivers Police Burst Syndicate Manufacturing Fake Drinks
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Rivers Police Burst Syndicate Manufacturing Fake Drinks

Two men identified as Christian John and Akhayera Collins have been arrested as the Rivers state police burst a syndicate that specialises in manufacturing fake drinks and selling to unsuspecting buyers. Spokesperson of the command, SP. Nnamdi Omoni, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, November 1, said that the suspects were arrested at their hideout in Rumuokoro, Obio/Akpo Local Government Area of the state based on credible information. Omoni said that the suspects have confessed to the crime and would be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation. "On October 22, 2021 at about 3:30 p.m., operatives of Puff Adder, acting on credible information, led by the Commander SP. Noble Uwoh, stormed a hideout at Eligbolo Road, Rumuokoro, where they burst a syndicate that...
FKF CEO Otieno smells foul play in hurried audit by Sports Ministry inspectors
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FKF CEO Otieno smells foul play in hurried audit by Sports Ministry inspectors

The official believes the auditors had no enough time to go through the massive volume of documents before them to make an informed conclusion Football Kenya Federation CEO Barry Otieno has questioned the motive behind the order by the Ministry of Sports Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohamed to audit the former's accounts. The directive came a couple of days ago after concerns by some stakeholders over the alleged misappropriation of funds. The auditors have been camping at Kandanda House from Friday and by Monday they were done with their task. However, the top official has questioned the limited time taken to investigate and go through the files which he believes would have taken at least four weeks.
Top scorers in Premier League after match-day 9 games
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Top scorers in Premier League after match-day 9 games

Following the conclusion of the Premier League match-day nine fixtures on Sunday night where Liverpool thrashed Manchester United 5-0 at Old Trafford, below are currently the highest goal scorers in the English top-flight league. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is currently the top scorer in the Premier League with ten goals. The Egyptian international scored a hat-trick in Liverpool’s victory over Man United to take his tally to ten goals so far this season. Behind Salah is Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, who has seven goals so far. Premier League top scorers after match-day nine: 10 goals: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool). 7 goals: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City). 6 goals: Michail Antonio (West Ham). 5 goals: Sadio Mane (Liverpool). 4 goals: Ismaila Sarr (Watford), Bruno Ferna...
Paul Merson predicts outcome of Man Utd vs Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City, others
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Paul Merson predicts outcome of Man Utd vs Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City, others

Former Arsenal player, Paul Merson, has predicted some of the English Premier League, EPL, matches that will be played this weekend. Manchester United will host Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday evening, while Chelsea will tackle Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Manchester City will clash with Brighton on Saturday evening in an away Premier League tie, and Arsenal will host Aston Villa at Emirates. Providing his predictions, Merson told Sportskeeda, “Arsenal have done alright in the Premier League so far. People said it was a bad result the other day against Crystal Palace, but I think this is the kind of game they lost a couple of years ago. In recent weeks, they’ve kept sticking at it and need to win this one badly, as otherwise, it’ll quickly become th...
UEFA names Jorginho, Salah, others in Champions League team [Full list]
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UEFA names Jorginho, Salah, others in Champions League team [Full list]

UEFA on Thursday named Chelsea’s Jorginho and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in the Champions League team of this week. UEFA released the Champions League team in a post via its website today following the conclusion of the group stage, match-day three fixtures on Wednesday night. Both Jorginho and Salah were impressive for their respective clubs against Malmo and Atletico Madrid. Below is the UEFA Champions League team of the week: Goalkeeper: Ivo Grbić (LOSC) Defenders: Sebastián Coates (Sporting CP) Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) Daley Blind (Ajax) Jordi Alba (Barcelona) Midfielders: Leroy Sané (Bayern) Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) Jorginho (Chelsea) Noah Okafor (Salzburg) Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) Forward: Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid)
Fauzuddeen Mahmoud: Zamfara, a ship without a compass
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Fauzuddeen Mahmoud: Zamfara, a ship without a compass

Over the last few months, I have been attuned to the realities of the administration of Zamfara Governor, Bello Matawalle, because of my belief that midterm analysis is a fair starting point. During this period, I engaged those within the corridors of power in series of dialogues just so as to arrive at a logical conclusion that is devoid of bias. I was able to exorcise political sentiments from their submissions through the presentation of unalienable empirical data about Matawalle’s midterm performance. To begin this submission, I ask: what is the political agenda of this government? What’s the blueprint? Is it health? Education? Social empowerment or what? The singular fact that this fundamental question is begging for an answer smacks of the big strategic flaw of this government....
House of Rep members pass 2022 budget for second reading
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House of Rep members pass 2022 budget for second reading

The 2022 budget of N16.39 trillion was on Thursday October 14, passed for second reading in the House of Representatives. It was passed for second reading following the conclusion of debate on the general principles of the budget. This is coming barely 24 hours after the Senate also passed the 2022 Appropriation Bill for second reading after over one hour of debate on its general principles. President Muhammadu Buhari last week, presented an appropriation bill of N16.39 trillion for the total expenditure of the federal government in 2022 to the national assembly.
Premier League top scorers so far [Top 16]
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Premier League top scorers so far [Top 16]

Following the conclusion of the Premier League match-day six on Monday night where Crystal Palace played a 1-1 draw with Brighton at Selhurst Park Stadium, below are currently the highest goal scorers chasing the Golden Boot in the league. West Ham’s Michail Antonio, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy are currently the top scorers in the Premier League with five goals each. Behind Antonio, Salah and Vardy are Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes and Watford’s Ismaila Sarr and Brighton’s Neal Maupay. Premier League top scorers: 5 goals: Michail Antonio (West Ham), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) and Jamie Vardy (Leicester City). 4 goals: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Ismaila Sarr (Watford) and Neal Maupay (Brighton). 3 goals: Dominic Calvert-Lewin...
Police officer who killed young lady in Ijeshatedo dismissed from service; to be arraigned in court
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Police officer who killed young lady in Ijeshatedo dismissed from service; to be arraigned in court

The police officer who fatally shot a young lady at her home in Ijeshatedo, Lagos state on September 11, has been dismissed from service and would be arraigned in court soon. The police made this known in a statement signed by the Lagos State Police Command PRO, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu. It reads ''This is to inform the general public that Sgt Samuel Philipps who was tried for the shooting incident of 11th September, 2021 that led to the death of Monsurat Ojuade has been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force. He was dismissed after conclusion of his orderly room trial. The suspect will be charged to court today for murder. Recall that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had promised that the matter would be properly investigated and that justice would be serv...
We have no mandate to zone president, vice president positions – PDP Zoning Committee
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We have no mandate to zone president, vice president positions – PDP Zoning Committee

The meeting of the Zoning Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for National Offices of the Party ahead of the October 30-31 National Convention ended in Enugu, on Thursday, with the members of the committee adjourning till next week for conclusion of their work. Addressing newsmen after the closed-door meeting held at the Government House, Enugu, the Chairman of the Committee and Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, said that “we had a fruitful meeting and we adjourned to conclude next week”. Earlier in his welcome address, Gov. Ugwuanyi clarified that the committee has no mandate to zone political offices such as President or Vice President of Nigeria. The governor explained that “our Committee is strictly limited to the PDP National Executive Offices to...
LaLiga Highest Goal Scorers so far [Top 12]
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LaLiga Highest Goal Scorers so far [Top 12]

Ahead of the conclusion to the LaLiga match-day six fixtures on Thursday night where Barcelona will tackle Cadiz, below are currently the highest goal scorers in the Spanish-top flight league. Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, is presently the highest goal scorer in the LaLiga with eight goals. The France international scored a brace in Real Madrid’s 6-1 win against Mallorca on Wednesday night. Behind Benzema is Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior, who has scored five goals so far. Below is the highest goal scorers in the LaLiga so far; 8 goals; Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema 5 goals; Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior 4 goals; Real Sociedad’s Mikel Oyarzabal 3 goals; Valencia’s Carlos Soler, Sevilla’s Erik Lamela, Atletico Madrid’s Angel Correa, Real Madrid’s Marco A...
Enugu govt suspends Igbo-Etiti monarch over demolition of visually impaired man’s building
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Enugu govt suspends Igbo-Etiti monarch over demolition of visually impaired man’s building

The Enugu State government has announced the immediate suspension of the recognition of Igwe Christopher Everestus Okwor as the Traditional Ruler of Ihekwuenu Aku Autonomous Community in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of the state. The suspension, according to a statement by the Commissioner for Chieftaincy Affairs, Dr. Charles C. O. Egumgbe, “is in the interest of peace, order and good governance and in compliance with Section (10b) of the Traditional Rulers Law, Cap 151, Revised Laws of Enugu State, 2004”. Dr. Egumgbe, in the statement, told Igwe Okwor that “your Community is presently in turmoil due to wanton destruction of property and threat to lives of the members of the community”. The Chieftaincy Commissioner, who disclosed that Igwe Okwor’s letter of recognition MCM/CM/...
We backed out of dialogue with bandits because they deceived us – Governor Matawalle
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We backed out of dialogue with bandits because they deceived us – Governor Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has said that Zamfara state backed out of dialogue with bandits because they deceived his government. Answering questions from state house correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, held at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday September 16, Matawalle said the state now enjoys relative peace. According to the Governor, they opted to fight bandits to a logical conclusion after realizing that the bandits had deceived them. He said; “They have deceived us. Some of them did not follow what we agreed with them. We thought it was something we could continue with them, but we later realised that they had deceived us. So, we had to back out of it and decide to fight them to a logical conclusion. “As you know, we ...
Ikpeazu to construct more 200km roads before leaving office
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Ikpeazu to construct more 200km roads before leaving office

The Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, has said that the state government will construct more 200 kilometers of road before leaving office in 2023. Chief Okiyi Kalu who disclosed this while featuring in a radio program today in Umuahia said the Osisioma Flyover will be completed and commissioned by December this year and pointed out that the new list of commissioner nominees comprises experienced and youthful Abians who will help to drive the programs of the state government to a sound conclusion. The Abia Information Boss, while reacting to the reoccuring sit-at-home order said it is impacting negatively on the education of children and economy of the entire southeast region. On a positive note, he revealed that all Abia children took their exams safe...
Plateau: Irigwe people not behind Rukuba road killings – Monarch
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Plateau: Irigwe people not behind Rukuba road killings – Monarch

The Brra Nggwe Rigwe, Ronku Aka, has said the Irigwe people were not behind the killing of commuters at Rukuba Road in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. DAILY POST recalls that on August 14, 2021, hoodlums killed 22 commuters at Rukuba road and injured scores. The Police Command in the state had in a statement accused Irigwe youths of being behind the killings. Aka, who is the acting Chairman, Bassa Traditional Council, said this when members of the Plateau chapter of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) visited him on Friday in Miango. But the Royal father said his people are peaceful, insisting that they were not involved in the unfortunate incident. He said the allegations were aimed at painting the good people of Irigwe in a bad light and setti...
Open Grazing: We’ve gone beyond looking for grazing routes, we need a modern solution – Femi Falana
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Open Grazing: We’ve gone beyond looking for grazing routes, we need a modern solution – Femi Falana

Human rights activist, Femi Falana has faulted the Presidency’s approval to review grazing reserves in 25 states in the country. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria who was a guest on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics, said the country has gone beyond looking for grazing routes and should be looking for a modern approach. Falana also pointed out that the Northern Governor Forum, the Southern Governors Forum, and even the Miyetti Allah group have all come to a conclusion that open grazing is obsolete. He said; “As far as the law is concerned, the President cannot, (with profound respect), be talking of looking for grazing routes in 2021, Nigeria. “The Northern Governor Forum, the Southern Governors Forum, and even the Miyetti Allah group have all come to a conclusion that open grazi...
EFCC Educates Nigerians on how to properly write a petition to the agency
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EFCC Educates Nigerians on how to properly write a petition to the agency

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC this morning via its Facebook page, educated Nigerians on how to write a proper petition to the commission. According to the post, every petition should be addressed to the chairman of the antigraft agency. The petition must also have the name, telephone number and address of the petitioner as well as the title of the petition.  Furthermore, the petition must have an introduction and then the body of the complain which must have facts, documents and sources of information. The petition must also have a conclusion and then the name of the petitioner as well as the signature of the petitioner.
Euro 2020: Highest Goal Scorers revealed
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Euro 2020: Highest Goal Scorers revealed

  Following the conclusion of the Euro 2020 semi-final fixture on Wednesday night, below are currently the top scorers chasing the Golden Boot in the European Championship ahead of Sunday’s final at Wembley. Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo and Czech Republic’s Patrik Schick are tied in the race to finish in top scorer at the ongoing Euro 2020. Ronaldo and Schick both have five goals each despite both of their countries being out. However, England captain, Harry Kane has four goals after he netted the winning goal in his country’s 2-1 victory against Denmark on Wednesday. Euro 2020 top scorers after semi-final fixtures. 5 goals – Ronaldo and Schick 4 goals – Harry Kane, Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku, France’s Karim Benzema and Sweden’s Emil Forsberg. 3 goals –...
BBNaija: Ozo Prays For Ex-Housemates As Lockdown Reunion Ends
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BBNaija: Ozo Prays For Ex-Housemates As Lockdown Reunion Ends

BBNaija star, Ozo, has prayed for his former housemates following the conclusion of the Reunion show on Friday. He took to his Instagram Story on Saturday to say a prayer for each contestant as he also thanked fans and sponsors of the reality show. Ozo wrote, “To all of us; Laycon, our winner, your story and music would change the world. Dora, Your Business drive and enthusiasm would continue to take you across the globe. “Nengi, You are smart and hardworking, you are on a great path the world would see. Neo, May your energy continue to open doors for you across the globe. “Vee, from hearing the show to watching you host, your voice would be heard across the globe. Trikytee, Be you and we cannot wait to see the world through your lens. “Kidd, larger than life the world...
There will be no fuel price increase in July – NNPC GMD
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There will be no fuel price increase in July – NNPC GMD

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said there will be no increase in the official price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol in July. Group Managing Director (GMD) of NNPC, Malam Mele Kyari who said this in an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday June 29, said the price of petrol will remain constant pending the conclusion of negotiation with organized labour. Kyari who disclosed that the pump price of petrol should be N256 per litre based on the current crude oil price, revealed that the federal government through the NNPC had decided to continue paying the differential until an appropriate price is agreed upon by the government and Labour. He said President Muhammadu Buhari had told the corporation to do everything legally possible...
Copa America: All confirmed quarter-final fixtures out
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Copa America: All confirmed quarter-final fixtures out

The eight countries that qualified for the quarter-final of the ongoing Copa America have been confirmed following the conclusion of the group stage fixtures in the early hours of Tuesday. Uruguay defeated Paraguay 1-0 to book their place in the Copa America quarter-final. Argentina beat Bolivia 4-1 to also qualify for the last eight. The eight countries are Peru, Paraguay, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina and Ecuador. The quarter-final will start on Friday and end on Sunday. Below is Copa America last eight fixtures in full: Peru vs Paraguay Brazil vs Chile Uruguay vs Colombia Argentina vs Ecuador
10 Members of a Family Die after consuming Herbal Mixture in Kwara
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10 Members of a Family Die after consuming Herbal Mixture in Kwara

Tragedy struck in Biogberu village via Gwanara in Baruten local government area of Kwara State after a family of 10 died after consuming a local herbal mixture on June 18. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP. Ajayi Okasanmi, said on June 22, one Ibrahim Bonnie of Fulani camp Biogberu, via Gwanara, reported the case at the police station. He said that one Okosi Musa and Worugura Junlin, came to his mother, Pennia Bonni of same Fulani camp, who was having a foot infection, with a local herbal mixture purported to be the cure for her ailment. “She was also told to ensure that all her family members take some of the mixture to prevent the spread of the disease to other family members. After taking the local herbal mixture, the family members s...
Daddy Freeze says women do not beautify themselves for men, rather they do it because they are in competition with fellow women
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Daddy Freeze says women do not beautify themselves for men, rather they do it because they are in competition with fellow women

Daddy Freeze has said that women do not go out of their way to beautify themselves for men. He said he has observed that most men, himself included, do not care much to see women in professional makeup, artificial lashes and the likes. He added that despite the fact that "most men either don't like these things or can't be bothered", women still do them. He arrived at the conclusion that this is because women don't do these things for men, rather, they do it because they are in competition with other women. See some comments from actress, Uche Elendu and Blessing Okoro below.
The Country Should not Stand on its way if the Igbos want to Secede – Northern Elders Forum
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The Country Should not Stand on its way if the Igbos want to Secede – Northern Elders Forum

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has said that the Igbos should be allowed to secede from Nigeria if that is what they so desire. In a statement released by its Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the forum said it has reviewed events and tendencies which suggest that the country is headed for more crises. Baba-Ahmed in the statement said Nigerians live in fear of violence today, and in fear of an uncertain future. He pointed out that irredentists are increasingly asserting their influence over the South East and some part of the country. He mentioned that political leaders in the South East appear to have submitted to violence and terror of IPOB and ESN. ''Muted voices of millions of Igbo cannot be heard so that fellow Nigerians could understand the degree t...
Four Players leave Liverpool [Full list]
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Four Players leave Liverpool [Full list]

  Liverpool have confirmed the departure of four players following the conclusion of the 2020-21 season. The four players are Liam Coyle, Joe Hardy, Abdi Sharif and Jack Walls. Liverpool made the announcement in a statement via their website on Saturday. The statement read, “Liverpool FC’s Premier League retained list has been released, confirming the departure of four Academy players after the 2020-21 season. “Liam Coyle, Joe Hardy, Abdi Sharif and Jack Walls are set to leave the Reds upon the expiry of their contracts this summer. “Everybody at the club thanks Liam, Joe, Abdi and Jack for their contributions and wishes them the best of luck in their future careers.” Liverpool finished the 2020/21 season in the third position on the Premier League table, ahead of...
Mali’s constitutional court names coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita as country’s transitional President
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Mali’s constitutional court names coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita as country’s transitional President

Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of the post-coup junta in Mali has been named as the country's transitional President by the constitutional court. The ruling issued late on Friday May 28, said Assimi Goita would “lead the transition process to its conclusion” and carry the title of “president of the transition, head of state”. The court said Goita who led the first coup last August, which saw the elected President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta forced out of office, was named as the transitional President due to the "vacancy in the presidency". On Monday May 24, the two men tasked with steering the country back to civilian rule, interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane were detained by soldiers. Col Goita said that both men had failed in their duties and were seeking to s...
Europa League Highest Goal Scorers this Season Revealed [See top 19]
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Europa League Highest Goal Scorers this Season Revealed [See top 19]

  Following the conclusion of this year’s Europa League on Wednesday night, below are the top goal scorers in the tournament this season. Recall that Villarreal defeated Man United 11-10 on penalties to win this year’s Europa League after the match ended 1-1 after 120 minutes in Gdansk. Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno, Lille’s Yusuf Yazici and Roma’s Borja Mayoral are on top of the goal chart with seven goals each. Below are UEFA Europa League top scorers this year: 7 goals – Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Pizzi (Benfica), Borja Mayoral (Roma), Yusuf Yazıcı (LOSC Lille). 6 goals – Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal), Carlos Vinícius (Tottenham), Edinson Cavani (Manchester United), Mislav Oršić (Dinamo Zagreb), Munas Dabbur (Hoffenheim), Paco Alcácer (Villarreal), Edin Džeko (Roma). ...
LaLiga Final day: Highest Goal Scorers Revealed [See top 10]
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LaLiga Final day: Highest Goal Scorers Revealed [See top 10]

  Following the conclusion of the 2020/21 Spanish La Liga season on Saturday, where Atletico Madrid were crowned champions, below are the highest goal scorers in the Spanish top-flight league. Rushhoursport recalls that Atletico Madrid were confirmed title winners after beating Valladolid 2-1 on the final day of the LaLiga season on Saturday. Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is the highest goal scorer in La Liga this season with 30 goals. Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno are in the second position with 23 goals each. 2020/21 LaLiga top scorers: 30 goals: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 23 goals: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal). 21 goals: Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid) 18 goals: Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla) 16 goa...
UEL: UEFA Includes Chukwueze, Pogba, Pepe, others in Europa League team [Full list]
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UEL: UEFA Includes Chukwueze, Pogba, Pepe, others in Europa League team [Full list]

  Nigerian winger, Samuel Chukwueze, has been included in the UEFA Europa League team of this week. UEFA released the Europa League team in a post via its official website on Friday following the conclusion of the semi-final first-leg fixtures on Thursday night. Chukwueze helped Villarreal to beat Arsenal 2-1 in the Europa League encounter on Thursday in Spain. The 21-year-old made the list alongside Arsenal’s Nicolas Pépé and Manchester United stars, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Edinson Cavani, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw. Below is the UEFA Europa League team after the conclusion of the first-leg last-4 games: Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno (Arsenal) Defenders: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United) Harry Maguire (Manchester United) Raúl Albiol ...
Iheanacho Voted Leicester’s MOTM After Wonder Goal Vs Crystal Palace
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Iheanacho Voted Leicester’s MOTM After Wonder Goal Vs Crystal Palace

Kelechi Iheanacho has been voted Leicester City’s Man of the Match after his stunning strike secured a hard-fought 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Monday, rushhoursport.com reports. Leicester announced Iheanacho as the winner on their verified Twitter handle after conclusion of votes by the club’s fans. Iheanacho came first after claiming an overwhelming 87 per cent of the votes while Johnny Evans and Timothy Castagne got seven and five per cents respectively. The in-form striker struck a beautiful curler to make it 2-1 with 10 minutes left in the game against Palace. He has now taken his goals in the Premier League this season to 10 and 17 in all competitions. Leicester maintain their hold on third position on 62 points and four points ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea....
We are Looking at Building Schools 30 Minutes from Military Installations – El-Rufai
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We are Looking at Building Schools 30 Minutes from Military Installations – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said that his administration is considering building schools 30 minutes from military installations. El-Rufai who disclosed this during a programme on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Friday April 23, said the decision became necessary because what Kaduna state is facing with bandits is "beyond the capacity" of civil defence and police. He said; “In our view in Kaduna, first (way to address the situation) is to ensure that schools are fenced, because, unless we fence schools, we will give easy access to criminals. So, fencing schools is very important, and that’s a budgetary item; you need money to build fences. “The second is to have enough (security operatives) on ground. We must have more civil defence (officers), more private security gua...
Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid, Man City players named in Champions League team [Full list]
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Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid, Man City players named in Champions League team [Full list]

  Four Chelsea players have been included in the UEFA Champions League team of this week. UEFA released the Champions League team in a post on its website on Thursday following the conclusion of the week’s quarter-final first-leg games on Wednesday. The four Chelsea players are César Azpilicueta, Edouard Mendy, Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell. Chelsea players made the list alongside Paris Saint-Germain stars, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Marquinhos. Recall that Chelsea defeated FC Porto 2-0, thanks to goals from Mount and Chilwell. Below is the UEFA Champions League team after the conclusion of this week’s last-8 matches: Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy (Chelsea) Defenders: César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Marquinhos (PSG) Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) Midfielders: ...
Nigeria Spent  N120b  on Petrol Subsidy Monthly – NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari
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Nigeria Spent N120b on Petrol Subsidy Monthly – NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari

General Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari has hinted on Premium Motor Spirit also known as Petrol selling between N211 and N234 per litre. Kyari who spoke at the ministerial briefing at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday March 25, said the NNPC can no longer bear the burden of underpriced sales of premium motor spirit (PMS). The NNPC GMD also disclosed that the federal government is working to deepen the auto-gas programme which will serve as alternative to petrol. He said; “The price could have been anywhere between N211 and N234 to the litre. The meaning of this is that consumers are not paying for the full value of the PMS that we are consuming and therefore someone is paying that cost. “As we speak today,...
Seven Countries Qualify for AFCON 2022
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Seven Countries Qualify for AFCON 2022

  Two more countries have qualified for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, following the conclusion of Match Day 5 fixtures. They are Guinea and Burkina Faso. Their qualification was confirmed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Thursday via its official Twitter page. “Burkina Faso and Guinea are the latest to bag their qualification ticket,” the tweet read. Burkina Faso drew 0-0 with Uganda, while Guinea defeated Mali 1-0. Five countries had confirmed their places since 2020. They are Cameroon, Senegal, Algeria, Mali and Tunisia. Cameroon has an automatic slot as hosts. 17 spots are still up for grabs in the last two matchdays.
Four Chelsea Players, Man City stars named in Champions League team [Full list]
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Four Chelsea Players, Man City stars named in Champions League team [Full list]

Four Chelsea players have been included in the UEFA Champions League team of this week. UEFA released the Champions League team in a post via its website on Thursday afternoon following the conclusion of the week’s round of 16, second-leg fixtures on Wednesday. The four Chelsea players are Edouard Mendy, César Azpilicueta, Emerson and Hakim Ziyech. Chelsea players made the list alongside Manchester City stars, João Cancelo, Kevin De Bruyne and İlkay Gündoğan. Recall that Chelsea defeated Atletico Madrid 2-0, thanks to goals from Ziyech and Emerson. Below is the UEFA Champions League team after the conclusion of this week’s round of 16 second-leg matches: Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy (Chelsea) – 7 points Defenders: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern) – 8 points César Azpi...
Six Liverpool Players, PSG Star Named in UEFA Team [Full list]
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Six Liverpool Players, PSG Star Named in UEFA Team [Full list]

  Six Liverpool players have been included in the UEFA Champions League team of this week. UEFA released the Champions League team in a post via its website on Thursday afternoon following the conclusion of the week’s round of 16 second-leg tie on Wednesday night. The six Liverpool players are Trent Alexander-Arnold, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Ozan Kabak, Nathaniel Phillips and Fabinho. The Reds players made the list alongside Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper, Keylor Navas, among others. Recall that Liverpool defeated RB Leipzig 2-0, thanks to goals from Salah and Mane. Below is the UEFA Champions League team after this week’s round of 16 second-leg fixtures: Goalkeeper: Keylor Navas (PSG) – 10 points Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – 9 points, ...
Roma confident of completing Pedro deal as talks heat up
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Roma confident of completing Pedro deal as talks heat up

The Spanish veteran will not renew his contract at Stamford Bridge and seems to be on his way to the Italian capital Pedro is set to depart Chelsea in the summer with Roma most likely to sign the winger on a free transfer, Goal can confirm. Discussions between the 32-year-old and the Serie A side began in April with the dialogue getting close to a conclusion in the last 48 hours. The Spain international's contract at Stamford Bridge will expire at the end of the season, forcing him to consider his future.
Convicted Rapist Harvey Weinstein Injured in Rikers Island Jail
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Convicted Rapist Harvey Weinstein Injured in Rikers Island Jail

Convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein has reportedly injured himself at the Rikers Island jail. Weinstein spokesperson Juda Engelmayer told the New York Post that Weinstein fell on his head while trying to walk on his own and may have suffered a concussion as a result. The incident occured on Saturday, March 7. Weinstein is being housed in an infirmary at the New York City jail with two “older gentlemen,” Engelmayer said. During his recent trial, Weinstein used a walker to get in and out of court. “He’s miserable but trying to be optimistic as best he can,” Engelmayer said. This comes days after he underwent a four-hour heart surgery to have a stent put in before he was then transported to the North Infirmary Command, which is for high profile inmates and inmates with healt...
Pelosi Rips Up Trump Speech At Conclusion Of State Of The Union
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Pelosi Rips Up Trump Speech At Conclusion Of State Of The Union

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday ripped up her copy of President Trump's prepared remarks at the conclusion of his State of the Union address. As Trump finished speaking and most lawmakers stood to applaud, Pelosi stood, took the printed copy of Trump's speech and tore it in half. She placed the shredded copy in a stack on the dais as Trump made his way to greet members of Congress. .@SpeakerPelosi tears up of State of the Union speech.#SOTU #SOTU2020 pic.twitter.com/sIpi4G7KsL — CSPAN (@cspan) February 5, 2020 Asked afterward why she tore the speech up, Pelosi told reporters it was "the courteous thing to do given the alternative." The moment capped a tense address from Trump that started when the president appeared to snub Pelosi's offer of a handshake. Pe...
Nigeria Listed for Possible War Crimes by ICC
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Nigeria Listed for Possible War Crimes by ICC

The office of the prosecutor of the international criminal court (ICC) has listed Nigeria among 11 countries currently under probe for alleged war and international human rights crimes. The probe was announced in ICC's end of the year report on preliminary examination activities. Nigeria which was listed for possible war crimes alongside Venezuela, Colombia, Guinea, Iraq/UK, Palestine, Republic of Philippines, Ukraine and Bangladesh/Myanmar, is reportedly in phase three of the investigation stages dealing with admissibility (the last stage before the conclusion of investigation). A wide range of crimes allegedly committed in Nigeria since 2010 is currently being examined as disclosed in the report dated December the 5th, 2019. The intergovernmental organization and internat...
Anita Joseph and Trolls Fight Over her Semi-nude video
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Anita Joseph and Trolls Fight Over her Semi-nude video

Anita Joseph ignited the wrath of some trolls on Instagram after her semi-nude bathtub video went viral on the platform. The actress shared the video on Instagram at the conclusion of her deal with a brand she was signed to as an ambassador. However shortly after the video was shared, Anita Joseph was dragged into a heated exchange by trolls who insisted that she musn't be naked to look sexy. Here is the video and the Instagram exchange below;
Josh Wolff hired as Austin FC’s first head coach
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Josh Wolff hired as Austin FC’s first head coach

The former USMNT forward and assistant to Gregg Berhalter has landed the top job with the future MLS club The club won't take to the field until 2021, but Major League Soccer expansion side Austin FC has named its head coach. Austin announced on Tuesday that former U.S. national team forward Josh Wolff would be handed the job as the club's first head coach. Wolff, who is currently a member of the USMNT coaching staff under Gregg Berhalter, will take over as club boss shortly after the conclusion of this November's FIFA international window according to a team release.
Buffon’s move back to Juventus was ‘totally unexpected’, says agent
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Buffon’s move back to Juventus was ‘totally unexpected’, says agent

The Italian spent one season with PSG before opting to return to the Serie A champions in what his agent describes as a unforeseen conclusion Gianluigi Buffon’s agent has admitted that his sensational Juventus return was “totally unexpected”. The 41-year-old departed the Old Lady in the summer of 2018 after spending 17 years with the club, originally joining from Parma for a then-world-record fee of €52 million (£47m/$58m). He spent last season with eventual Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain and made 25 appearances for the club across all competitions, keeping nine clean sheets.
I Failed at Man United Because I Didn’t Believe in God – Memphis Depay
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I Failed at Man United Because I Didn’t Believe in God – Memphis Depay

Former Manchester United winger, Memphis Depay has blamed himself for his failure at the club. The player also shared the blame with former managers of the club, Luis Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho. Depay said he did not fulfil his expectations in England because he did not believe in God. Depay arrived at Old Trafford on the back of a sensational season with PSV and hopes were high of him to restore pride to a stagnant United side. The 25-year-old said both Van Gaal and Mourinho did not give him the chance to revive his career at the club. Depay, who left United for Lyon, thinks his rejuvenation in France has been helped by a new found outlook in life, and by actively interacting with religion. According to him, “I lost m...
Chris Attoh killed Bettie Jenifer, his wife – Social media users believe
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Chris Attoh killed Bettie Jenifer, his wife – Social media users believe

That was the conclusion some social media users have come to after news broke on the death of the actor’s wife in Maryland, United States of America. Reports have it that Chris Attoh’s wife, Bettie Jenifer was shot shot in the head by an unknown gunman at the parking lot of her office building in Maryland on Friday evening. “Police were searching for a gunman who fatally shot a woman in the head in the parking lot of a Maryland office building Friday,” said the news outlet.“The woman, identified as 44-year-old Bettie Jenifer of Bowie, had left the office in the 6300 blocks of Ivy Lane and was walking to her car when a man armed with a handgun approached her, the Greenbelt police department said.” Bettie reportedly tried to run away, but the gunman followed her firing at ...
President Buhari congratulates Isreali Prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu on his Election Victory
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President Buhari congratulates Isreali Prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu on his Election Victory

President Buhari has congratulated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the State of Israel on his victory in the parliamentary election. Read the press statement below.. President Buhari extends best wishes to the people of the State of Israel in the aftermath of the successful conclusion of the poll, and wishes them peace, progress and stability going forward. The Nigerian leader looks forward to continue to work with the Israeli Prime Minister to strengthen existing cordial and mutually-beneficial relations between the two countries. President Buhari wishes Prime Minister Netanyahu a successful new term in office and prays that his record fifth term will bring enduring peace and security to the Middle East.

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