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Arsenal midfielder Guendouzi: I want to stay with Marseille for rest of career
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Arsenal midfielder Guendouzi: I want to stay with Marseille for rest of career

Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is ready to sign a long-term deal with Olympique Marseille. The newly-capped France international is on a season-long loan with OM, with the deal carrying a €11m permanent option. La Provence's Alexandre Jacquin, on his Twitch stream, revealed: "He said it at a press conference, Guendouzi will stay at OM normally, for several years." Just weeks ago, Guendouzi declared he's ready to stay long-term. "It's if the club stays in Ligue 1 that I'll stay at OM," said the midfielder. "I'm signing up for the long term, it's been carefully thought out, it's not just for this year, but for the rest of my career, I want to stay here for the long term."
Chelsea boss Tuchel on Lukaku comments: I don’t like it; it doesn’t help
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Chelsea boss Tuchel on Lukaku comments: I don’t like it; it doesn’t help

  Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admit he's upset with Romelu Lukaku after his disparaging interview this week.   The Belgian forward was revealed to have said he was not happy with his situation at Stamford Bridge. In his pre-Liverpool press conference, Tuchel has now responded to the quotes. He said: "We don't like it of course because it brings noise we don't need and it is not helpful. We don't want to make more out of it than it actually is. "It's very easy to take lines out of context, it's very easy to shorten lines, make headlines then later realise it's not so bad and not what he meant. "Let's be honest, we don't like it, I don't like it because it's noise we don't need. We need a calm environment and focus and that does not help." However, the German...
2023: President of Igbo extraction will heal, unite Nigeria – Ohanaeze Ndigbo
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2023: President of Igbo extraction will heal, unite Nigeria – Ohanaeze Ndigbo

The apex socio-cultural organization in Igboland, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has reaffirmed the belief of the Igbo people in the unity of Nigeria. In a Christmas and New Year address presented by Professor George Obiozor, the President-General of the group, at a press conference held in Owerri, the Imo State capital, and forwarded to DAILY POST on Sunday, the group insisted that the Igbo nation seek justice as, throughout history, those denied justice have had no interest in peace. He also maintained that a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction has become imperative and an idea whose time has come, adding that it is a national necessity that is anchored on equity, justice and fairness. Obiozor further reiterated that a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction is politically justifiable and mor...
Leeds boss Bielsa snaps at reporter over sack question
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Leeds boss Bielsa snaps at reporter over sack question

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has rejected claims he's considered his future after their 7-0 thrashing by Manchester City. Bielsa faced questions surrounding his future in his pre-match press conference ahead of the team's game with Arsenal this weekend. "Of course I'm going to continue fighting until the end of the season," Bielsa insisted. "[If you] Listen to what I said before, that I said I always think upon adversity you always have to fight. You never know if the strength is going to be enough and what is the progression of the difficulties that we've come up against. "Having said that, I'm going to fight until the end of the season without any doubts and I hope that nothing happens that doesn't allow me to act [upon] what I've just said." Bielsa was also asked whether he fea...
CSOs urge Bauchi govt to lift embargo on employments
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CSOs urge Bauchi govt to lift embargo on employments

A call has gone to the Bauchi State Government to lift as a matter of urgency lift the embargo placed on employment in the state, particularly in the health and education sectors. The call was made on Friday by the Forum of Executive Directors of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), which declared that it was long overdue for the state government to do so. Addressing a press conference at the Press Centre of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Bauchi, chairman of the Forum, Sodangi Chindo, said that CSOs in the state supported the Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed administration’s efforts to sanitise the state civil service’s payroll. He, however, submitted that the administration should find a way to employ more people with a view to bridging the gap in manpower, which he de...
​RB Leipzig chief Mintzlaff admits Man Utd boss Rangnick ‘loves’ Haidara
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​RB Leipzig chief Mintzlaff admits Man Utd boss Rangnick ‘loves’ Haidara

RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff admits Amadou Haidara is a player that Ralf Rangnick would like very much. The all action midfielder is someone Rangnick has been rumoured to want to sign in January for Manchester United. Haidara is one who could offer Rangnick the stability and balance his team needs to play aggressively, but remain tight at the back. "Doudou is one of my favourite players, I told him today," Mintzlaff said at a press conference. "He fits us perfectly." He added: "Of course it is also a player that Ralf Rangnick loves. Nothing will burn for now."  
​RB Leipzig chief Mintzlaff admits Man Utd boss Rangnick ‘loves’ Haidara
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​RB Leipzig chief Mintzlaff admits Man Utd boss Rangnick ‘loves’ Haidara

RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff admits Amadou Haidara is a player that Ralf Rangnick would like very much. The all action midfielder is someone Rangnick has been rumoured to want to sign in January for Manchester United. Haidara is one who could offer Rangnick the stability and balance his team needs to play aggressively, but remain tight at the back. "Doudou is one of my favourite players, I told him today," Mintzlaff said at a press conference. "He fits us perfectly." He added: "Of course it is also a player that Ralf Rangnick loves. Nothing will burn for now."  
Stop crying wolf, answer to cases of financial crime against you – Benue PDP to Akume
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Stop crying wolf, answer to cases of financial crime against you – Benue PDP to Akume

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State has challenged the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume to prove his innocence by answering to the financial crime leveled against him in the state. DAILY POST had reported that the state government petitioned anti graft agencies in the country to investigate the former lawmaker over alleged financial impropriety amounting to about N4,556,899,632.9 billion naira when he served as Governor. According to the petition, the alleged financial fraud which ranges from misappropriation of public funds, approvals above limit, abuse of office and public trust also include sale of 33,440,818 units of shares at the Benue Investment and Property Company, BIPC, also valued at billions of naira without reco...
Sweden’s first female prime minister resigns less than 12 hours after being installed
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Sweden’s first female prime minister resigns less than 12 hours after being installed

Sweden’s first-ever female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson has dramatically resigned less than 12 hours after being installed over suffering a budget defeat in parliament and then losing her coalition partner in a two-party minority government. Ms. Andersson said a decision by the Green Party to quit the two-party coalition had forced her to resign but added that she had told the parliamentary speaker she hoped to be appointed prime minister again as the head of a single-party government. The Green Party said it would leave the government after the coalition’s budget bill was rejected by parliament. “For me, it is about respect, but I also do not want to lead a government where there may be grounds to question its legitimacy,” Ms Andersson told a news conference. She ad...
Senate transmits electoral bill to executive for assent
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Senate transmits electoral bill to executive for assent

The electoral act amendment bill which was passed into law by both chambers of the National Assembly has been transmitted to the executive for assent. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare, confirmed this in a statement on Friday, which was made available to journalists in Abuja. The bill was passed after a conference committee of the upper and lower legislative chambers harmonised the version of the House of Representatives and the Senate to statutorily allow electronic transmission of election results. Omorare, citing relevant sections of the 1999 Constitution as amended, said the bill was transmitted on Friday in anticipation that it would be signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Part of the statement ...
We’ll lose foreign investors if our justice system is ineffective – Buhari tells judges
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We’ll lose foreign investors if our justice system is ineffective – Buhari tells judges

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the country might lose foreign investors if the justice system is ineffective.   The President who was represented at the 2021 All Nigeria Judges’ Conference in Abuja on Monday November 15 by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, noted that the perception of the quality of our justice delivery system, determines the extent to which we can attract business.   Buhari said;   “We are part of the global marketplace for investment and legal services. “The extent to which we can attract business to our country depends in part upon investor perception of the quality of our justice delivery system. “If we are seen as inefficient and ineffective, we would lose out to more efficient systems.”   The President also said...
Ballon d’ Or 2021: Robert Lewandowski makes demands on fans
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Ballon d’ Or 2021: Robert Lewandowski makes demands on fans

Poland captain, Robert Lewandowski, has urged voters for this year’s 2021 Ballon d’Or to only choose the best football player in the world and not vote with any form of politics. The Bayern Munich striker made the plea at a press conference on Tuesday ahead of Poland’s World Cup Qualifier against San Marino on October 9. The 33-year-old was favourite to win the Ballon d’ Or in 2020, having scored 55 goals in all competitions for Bayern, but the prize was not handed out because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lewandowski, who remains one of the leading candidates to win the Ballon d’ Or this year, said it would be a great pride and a real honour for him to pick the prestigious award. “It’s difficult for me to say how important performances with the national team will be in the context...
Champions League: Man Utd to appeal Wan-Bissaka’s red card
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Champions League: Man Utd to appeal Wan-Bissaka’s red card

Manchester United have confirmed they will be appealing Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s red card suspension. Wan-Bissaka was sent off after only 35 minutes in United’s Champions League group stage opener against Young Boys. The right-back stretched for a loose ball and stamped on the foot of Christopher Martins in the process. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men went on to lose the game 2-1. They have now been dealt a double blow following UEFA’s plans to uphold the decision, meaning the player will miss two matches. Speaking during a press conference, Solskjaer expressed his disappointment with the decision and maintained that United would “of course” be appealing. He outlined that United would be armed with a prime example as to why the decision shouldn’t be applied and will cite midfielder...
Iwobi a doubt for Everton’s Premier League trip to Manchester United
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Iwobi a doubt for Everton’s Premier League trip to Manchester United

The Super Eagles midfielder might miss his first league match of the season when the Toffees travel to Old Trafford Everton manager Rafael Benitez said he is unsure of Alex Iwobi’s availability for the Premier League fixture against Manchester United on Saturday. Benitez, in his press conference on Friday, disclosed that the Nigeria international – who has played in every of their games so far this season – has a knock. Iwobi played for 89 minutes in Everton's 2-0 league win over Norwich City a week ago, and he has contributed just a goal with an assist in eight matches across all competitions this term.
2023: Serial political leaders unwilling to relinquish power to younger Nigerians – Youth group complains
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2023: Serial political leaders unwilling to relinquish power to younger Nigerians – Youth group complains

Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Indigenous Ethnic Youth Leaders of Nigeria’ (IEYLN), has lamented that political leaders in Nigeria are recycling themselves and are not ready to relinquish power to the younger ones. The group said they have observed mounting challenges faced by the nation caused by leaders who insist on perpetuating themselves in political offices while leaving a very dangerous vacuum of not integrating youth into governance. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja, the National Chairman of the group, Gonet Nensok, condemned in strong terms a situation where political parties wouldn’t focus on ideologies that move the nation forward and those that create a conducive atmosphere for citizens to live in safety but indulges in castigation. He said...
Aurier: Everton boss Benitez responds to reported interest in ex-Tottenham Hotspur star
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Aurier: Everton boss Benitez responds to reported interest in ex-Tottenham Hotspur star

The Ivory Coast captain is still a free agent after he was released by Spurs at the end of the summer of the transfer window Everton manager Rafael Benitez said he does not see ‘a clear option’ with reports linking them with a move for former Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier. With first-choice right-back Seamus Coleman on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, the Toffees have struggled to fill the position but Benitez disclosed that they are not seeking short-term solutions. In his press conference on Friday, the Spanish coach played down the possibilities of a move for Aurier who was released by Tottenham at the end of August after spending four years in North London.  
Ghana appoint Borussia Dortmund assistant coach Addo as new Black Stars deputy trainer
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Ghana appoint Borussia Dortmund assistant coach Addo as new Black Stars deputy trainer

The 46-year-old has been roped into the technical team following the appointment of Milovan Rajevac as head coach Borussia Dortmund assistant coach Otto Addo has been named as one of two deputies for new Ghana boss Milovan Rajevac. The 46-year-old makes a return to the Black Stars after featuring for the side between 1999 and 2006 during his playing days, the highlight being his appearance at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2006 World Cup in Germany. At a press conference to announce Rajevac as Ghana’s new boss, the Ghana Football Association revealed the ex-winger will combine his latest national role with his job as assistant coach of Dortmund.  
Solskjaer suggests Klopp is to blame for Manchester United not getting penalties
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Solskjaer suggests Klopp is to blame for Manchester United not getting penalties

After the Liverpool manager made comments about their rivals' record for getting spot-kicks, his Old Trafford counterpart has now returned fire Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted comments from Jurgen Klopp are the reason why his side are being awarded fewer penalties. Klopp suggested United recieve a disproportionate number of spot-kicks in comparison to his Liverpool team, which Solskjaer feels is a reason behind his side no longer getting as many. While not mentioning the Reds boss by name, Solskjaer clearly alluded to Klopp in his comments at his press conference on Friday ahead of the Premier League clash with Aston Villa.
President Buhari departs Abuja for New York
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President Buhari departs Abuja for New York

President Buhari this morning September 19, departed Abuja for New York where he will be attending the 76th UN General Assembly. The session opened on Tuesday, September 14. The theme for this year’s UNGA is, “Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalize the United Nations.” President Buhari will address the Assembly during the General Debates on Friday, September 24 where he will speak on the theme of the conference and other global issues. In the course of the Assembly, the President and members of the delegation will partake in other significant meetings such as; The High Level Meeting to Commemorate The Twentieth Anniversary of the Adoption of the Durban Dec...
Buhari has made remarkable achievements in spite of insecurity – PDP chieftain, Idahosa
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Buhari has made remarkable achievements in spite of insecurity – PDP chieftain, Idahosa

A chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Edo, Charles Idahosa has claimed President Muhammadu Buhari made remarkable achievements in Nigeria, amid the security crisis rocking the country. Idahosa, an ally of the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, made the claims on Friday during a news conference in Benin city the state capital He said the security challenges facing the entire nation has become an albatross to some of the achievements recorded by the President, stressing that President Buhari should not be judged based on insecurity alone. “Nigerians will not be fair to this administration if they judge based on insecurity. Buhari as far as I am concerned may not be the best, but a lot of things have happened since he came. But he is being judged based on insecu...
NUJ condemns killing of NTA employee in Kogi
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NUJ condemns killing of NTA employee in Kogi

The Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) has condemned the gruesome murder of a Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) employee, Chukwu Obiahu, in Okene, Kogi State. Obiahu was stoned to death on Tuesday evening by unknown assailants shortly after he closed from work. Briefing journalists at a press conference on Thursday, Kogi State NUJ chairman, Comrade Momohjimoh Adeiza called on security agencies to unravel the circumstances behind the death of the NTA engineer. He described the late engineer as a gentleman whose life was cut short by men of the underworld. While commiserating with the NTA family over the irreplaceable loss, the NUJ chairman observed that it has become very difficult for many Nigerians to go about their legitimate businesses. Speaking further, Adeiza said, “A y...
Kubiat Isaac: Family demands prosecution of all officers involved in son’s death
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Kubiat Isaac: Family demands prosecution of all officers involved in son’s death

The family of Kubiat Isaac Akpan, a fresh graduate of University of Uyo, who died in police detention in Akwa Ibom, has demanded the prosecution of all the officers involved in his death. The 28 years old Kubiat, a graduate of Architecture awaiting his NYSC mobilisation, was on Sunday arrested by a team of police officers led by one ASP Micheal Joweigha at Eni stores, Uyo, the state capital. The deceased was said to have been reportedly tortured to death by the officers while in custody even as the autopsy result confirmed that late Kubiat had brain injuries and couldn’t have survived the torture. But the Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon had in a statement said that Kubiat had complained of an I’ll health while in custody and was taken to a police clinic where he unfo...
2023: Zone your presidential tickets to North Central – Group urges APC, PDP
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2023: Zone your presidential tickets to North Central – Group urges APC, PDP

Leaders of North Central Renaissance Movement (NCRM) have appealed to the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to ensure they zone their 2023 presidential tickets to the region. They stated that the move would be in the interest of fairness and justice in the country’s political system. Speaking in a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, Chairman of the group, Dr. Nghargbu K’tso, said, “The time has come for other geo-political zones to support the North Central in its aspiration of producing the next President of the country.” He said the zone would not accept national chairmanship slot of any party, stressing that the zone will accept nothing less than the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the 2023 general elections....
Nigeria vs Liberia: Why I didn’t invite Awoniyi – Rohr
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Nigeria vs Liberia: Why I didn’t invite Awoniyi – Rohr

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has said he did not invite Taiwo Awoniyi for the World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde, because he is stacked in that department. According to Rohr, he can only include three centre forwards in his squad. Awoniyi has been in fine scoring form this season, scoring five times in his last five matches for Union Berlin across all competitions. Nigeria would be without their UK-based players against Cape Verde on September 7 in Mindelo and Rohr was queried on his decision to leave out the Bundesliga star. “There are people calling for Awoniyi while also there are those calling for other players. “We can only bring three centre forwards, we have already [Victor] Osimhen, we have Paul Onuachu, we have [Terem] Moffi who is d...
Survival Fund: FG disburses N57bn to 1 million Nigerians, businesses
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Survival Fund: FG disburses N57bn to 1 million Nigerians, businesses

The Federal Government has disbursed N56,842,780,000 to 1,079,323 persons and businesses under the Survival Fund programme. The companies include those registered under the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). Maryam Katagum, Chairperson of the Survival Fund Steering Committee, gave the details at a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja. Katagum, the Minister of State, Industry Trade and Investment, also flagged off the Guaranteed Off-take Scheme, with 50,032 beneficiaries already shortlisted. The official said the scheme was the last track of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Survival Fund. The target is 100,000 beneficiaries but as at the time the portal closed, only 65,976 applications were received. 50,032 entries across Nigeria scaled the pre-qualification tes...
Chelsea talks for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul stall as Sevilla say Kounde will cost €80m
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Chelsea talks for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul stall as Sevilla say Kounde will cost €80m

The Blues look unlikely to make any late deadline day signings unless there is a remarkable late bid for a key target Chelsea's hopes of a late transfer window signing have been rocked by the news surrounding both Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez and Sevilla's Jules Kounde. Having set out the terms for Saul, Atleti have had little response to their demands to add in a £34m (€40m) obligation to buy the 26-year-old. However, there remains a glimmer of hope if Chelsea meet their demands before the close of play. Meanwhile, in a press conference in Seville, club director Monchi has confirmed that Chelsea have missed an important deadline and must now pay the €80m (£68m) release clause for Kounde.
Arsenal midfielder Partey makes provisional Ghana squad despite injury concerns
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Arsenal midfielder Partey makes provisional Ghana squad despite injury concerns

The former Atletico Madrid man has been included on the roster for upcoming games against South Africa and Ethiopia Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey has been included in Ghana’s provisional squad for their upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Ethiopia despite currently nursing an injury. The 28-year-old headlines a 30-man Black Stars roster unveiled at a press conference on Friday. The list also includes Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus, who is also recovering from an injury picked up while in pre-season action against Red Bull Salzburg last month.
Rivers NUJ postpones elections due to unresolved controversies
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Rivers NUJ postpones elections due to unresolved controversies

The Rivers State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has postponed its election. A new date, however, is yet to be fixed for the exercise which is expected to produce new executives of the NUJ in Rivers state. The exercise which was expected to hold on Thursday, 12th August was shifted after a controversy broke out during the 7th Triennial Delegate Conference in Port Harcourt. It took the intervention of the Rivers state commissioner of police Friday Eboka to quell the controversy which led to the decision to shift the exercise to a new date. According to a communique issued by the credential committee led by Victor Tew, the National leadership of the NUJ, has directed that “status quo ante” before the dissolution of the current exco led by Stanley Job be maintained. ...
Mohammed Fawehinmi will be buried after autopsy – Family
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Mohammed Fawehinmi will be buried after autopsy – Family

The family of the late Mohammed Fawehinmi has said that he will be buried following an autopsy and other necessary arrangements. Mrs Basirat Fawehinmi-Biobaku, the eldest child of Gani Fawehinmi, who spoke on behalf of the family, made the announcement at a news conference on Thursday in Lagos. Recall that Mohammed, eldest son of late legal icon and activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, died at about 9:00 a.m. of Wednesday, after a brief illness in a Lagos hospital, at the age of 52. Fawehinmi-Biobaku disclosed that the family couldn’t pre-empt the cause of his death until the release of the autopsy result. She added that the deceased would be buried once the family concluded necessary arrangements. Fawehinmi-Biobaku added that the family was also waiting for the younger brother o...
‘I’m just so sad for Leo’ – Xavi regrets seeing Messi leave Barcelona for PSG
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‘I’m just so sad for Leo’ – Xavi regrets seeing Messi leave Barcelona for PSG

The two stars won seven Liga titles and four Champions Leagues during their time together at Camp Nou Xavi has revealed he is "so sad" for his former team-mate Lionel Messi, who was forced to leave Barcelona despite his stated desire to stay with the club. Messi's move to PSG was confirmed on Tuesday, just days after a tearful press conference during which he said farewell to Barcelona after 21 years. The 34-year-old said he and Barca did everything they could to sign a new contract, but the deal was made impossible by what the club called "financial and structural obstacles."
New Germany boss Flick wants to emulate ‘enthralling’ Italy & Spain as he seeks return to glory
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New Germany boss Flick wants to emulate ‘enthralling’ Italy & Spain as he seeks return to glory

The former Bayern Munich head coach was inspired by what he saw from Die Mannschaft's rivals at Euro 2020 Hansi Flick said he would seek to emulate the competitive spirits of Italy and Spain as he pledged to return Germany to glory in his first press conference as head coach of the national team on Tuesday. The former Bayern Munich boss, who has taken over the DFB for Joachim Low, was impressed with the "enthralling" intensity and passion of those sides at Euro 2020. Both teams made surprise runs in the tournament, with Italy hoisting the trophy and Spain reaching the semi-final. So, Flick will try to instill that upbeat, high-pressing style in Germany's squad following a last-16 defeat to England in Low's final match at the helm.
Nigeria’s Ambassador To Indonesia Ordered to Return Home Over Assault On Diplomat
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Nigeria’s Ambassador To Indonesia Ordered to Return Home Over Assault On Diplomat

The federal government has ordered the country's ambassador to Indonesia to return home following the assault on a Nigerian diplomat by Indonesian authorities. This was disclosed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Tuesday at a news conference in Abuja. This comes after the ministry got further and comprehensive briefing from the Nigerian ambassador on Monday evening. Even though an apology had been tendered from the Indonesian ambassador in Nigeria, the federal government is stepping up its reaction to the assault against the diplomat, identified as Ibrahim. Onyeama said the ambassador is being recalled for further consultations at the highest level. He said this would include a review of Nigeria’s relations with Indonesia. He said Nigeria had demand...
‘I felt exactly the same as Messi’ – Grealish on leaving Aston Villa for Manchester City
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‘I felt exactly the same as Messi’ – Grealish on leaving Aston Villa for Manchester City

The midfielder says the decision to leave his hometown club was a difficult one Jack Grealish says he can sympathise with Lionel Messi as both confirmed their departures from their long-time clubs last week. Grealish officially signed with Manchester City on Thursday, departing Aston Villa after spending two decades with his hometown club. Messi, meanwhile, has departed Barcelona this summer with the Argentine widely set to join PSG, and Grealish says he understands fully why Messi was in tears at his goodbye press conference.
Caf Champions League: ‘Kaizer Chiefs have suffered and survived’ – Al Ahly’s Mosimane
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Caf Champions League: ‘Kaizer Chiefs have suffered and survived’ – Al Ahly’s Mosimane

The Red Devils are aiming at successfully retaining the continental crown, and their coach spoke of what to expect against Amakhosi in the final Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has lauded Kaizer Chiefs, stating they have "survived" difficult Caf Champions League matches and should be regarded as real soldiers and survivors. The two teams will be playing each other in the final of the Champions League on July 17, and while the Red Devils will be targeting their 10th Champions League title, Amakhosi are aiming at getting their first one. "They suffered against Simba, they survived. They suffered in Morocco, they survived. They suffered, they got four against Wydad [Casablanca] at a neutral venue in the group stages, they survived. They got three at Simba, they survived," Mosimane tol...
‘I’m going to run you over with a train’ – Deontay Wilder tells Tyson Fury ahead of July trilogy fight
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‘I’m going to run you over with a train’ – Deontay Wilder tells Tyson Fury ahead of July trilogy fight

Former WBC champion, Deontay Wilder has warned current WBC champion, Tyson Fury ahead of their third fight in Las Vegas on July 24.   Wilder, an Alabama native, will attempt to avenge his stoppage loss to Fury when the heavyweight rivals share the ring and Wilder has threatened Fury.   Tyson Fury said the third fight against Deontay Wilder will finish even quicker than his emphatic win last time around.   At this month's pre-match press conference, Fury had told Wilder that he would build his weight up to 300lbs to 'run him over like I'm an 18-wheeler.' But Wilder has posted his response on social media after appearing to lift a 310lb weight that would be bigger than Fury's envisioned weight. "I'm going be a train," said Wilder. "You say a semi-tr...
It’s interesting TAMPAN suspended Iyabo Ojo and stated a million and one things she did wrong after Baba Ijesha was granted bail – Mr Macaroni
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It’s interesting TAMPAN suspended Iyabo Ojo and stated a million and one things she did wrong after Baba Ijesha was granted bail – Mr Macaroni

Instagram comedian, Mr Macaroni has also waded into the conversation centered on TAMPAN leaders suspending actress Iyabo Ojo.   Mr Macaroni in a tweet he shared, noted that TAMPAN leaders announced Iyabo Ojo's suspension during a press conference and also outlined a million and one things she did wrong.   He stated that it is interesting all these are happening after Baba Ijesha had been granted.  
Jide Kosoko made a public threat to my life. I hope you are ready for what you started?- actress Nkechi Blessing Sunday
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Jide Kosoko made a public threat to my life. I hope you are ready for what you started?- actress Nkechi Blessing Sunday

Actress Nkechi Sunday Blessing has asked veteran actor, Jide Kosoko if he is ready for what he has started after saying that TAMPAN will work against her in the movie industry.   Kosoko at a press conference with other leaders of TAMPAN on Sunday, June 27, condemned Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi for engaging in social media fights with some of their colleagues who were against them publicly condemning actor, Baba Ijesha, who has been accused of defilement.   Kosoko while addressing the press on Sunday, said ''Nkechi Blessing has been suspended. She is not our member. I make bold to tell you this, we will work against her in this industry.''   In a post shared on her Instastories this afternoon, Nkechi described Kosoko's comment as a threat to her life.
NIN uncovers 500,000 fake UTME candidates – JAMB
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NIN uncovers 500,000 fake UTME candidates – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Wednesday said the introduction of the National Identification Number in the 2021/2022 exam registration helped it to uncover over 500,000 fake candidates.   Prof. Isha’q Oloyede, the Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB disclosed this during a press conference in Enugu, during his visit to the South-East to access the conduct of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination as well as to visit the new university in Ebonyi.   The registrar said the use of the NIN as directed by the Federal Government helped to reduce examination malpractice.   He said, “Before the introduction of NIN in the registration, there were about 2.2 million candidates for the examination, but after the introduction of NIN, over 500,...
Roma coach Fonseca: Not fair for me to say who stays and who goes
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Roma coach Fonseca: Not fair for me to say who stays and who goes

Roma coach Paulo Fonseca believes injuries hit their campaign hard. Fonseca will be replaced by Jose Mourinho at the end of the season. “I will not be the coach next season, so it's not right for me to say what this team needs or does not need in future. I can only say that this season we missed important players during important periods of the campaign," said Fonseca in his press conference. “We had no particular injury problems until March, other than the long-term absentees Nicolò Zaniolo and Chris Smalling. In March we had so many games and the same players were used, so the injuries piled up. “It's not just us, it happened to other clubs in Europe too. Bayern Munich played PSG without seven first choice players. These are situations everyone saw more this year."
Zidane insists he won’t dig in heels at Real Madrid amid Allegri rumours
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Zidane insists he won’t dig in heels at Real Madrid amid Allegri rumours

Zinedine Zidane says he won't dig in his heels if it's decided he must leave Real Madrid. He has a contract at the Bernabeu until June 2022, but told the media today that it was irrelevant. “What I can say is that I will make things simple for the club, because they have given me everything," said Zidane in his press conference. “I don't want to cause problems for the club. I will concentrate on the final four games and we'll see about the rest later on." There's claims in Italy that Real have already settled on terms with former Juventus coach Max Allegri.
End SARS: Fayemi receives panel’s report, sets up Citizens Complaints Centre
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End SARS: Fayemi receives panel’s report, sets up Citizens Complaints Centre

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi on Friday, received the final report from the State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into allegation of Human Rights Violation Against Police Officers including Officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other Persons with an assurance that his government would implement the decisions of the panel to the letter. This came barely two months after the government paid compensation to the first batch of 24 victims as recommended by the panel. The governor, while receiving the report from the Chairman of the Panel, Justice C.I. Akintayo at the conference hall of the Governor’s office, Ado – Ekiti, noted that the outcome of the report was an opportunity for the government to further strengthen its intervention in the promotion and protection of human...
It was a Bad Moment – Aubameyang Speaks on Arteta Dropping him for North London Derby
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It was a Bad Moment – Aubameyang Speaks on Arteta Dropping him for North London Derby

  Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has finally spoken about Mikel Arteta’s decision to drop him for the North London derby in March. Aubameyang was taken out of the starting XI for the Gunners’ 2-1 win over Tottenham, after he arrived late for the squad’s meet-up before the game. The Gabon striker never made it off the bench, as Arsenal saw off their rivals at the Emirates. “Of course I regret that. It was a bad moment but my feeling after the game was just that we had won the derby and this is it. “This is part of this season and now it’s gone. We just have to look forward and keep focused for the rest of the season. “But of course I regret some things this season. But I can’t do anything about the past. I am just looking forward to end the season well...
How Bill Gates spent long weekends at the beach alone with his venture capitalist ex-girlfriend Ann Winblad every year
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How Bill Gates spent long weekends at the beach alone with his venture capitalist ex-girlfriend Ann Winblad every year

Bill and Melinda Gates have had a decades-long agreement that the Microsoft boss could vacation for a long weekend at the beach every year with his venture capitalist ex-girlfriend. The odd arrangement raises eyebrows now that one of the richest couples in the world are going their separate ways after 27 years together and building a $130billion fortune. Bill, 65, and venture capitalist Ann Winblad, 70, dated in the 80s but broke up in 1987, the same year he met future wife Melinda. Ann was reportedly more ready for marriage than Bill as he worked day and night to build his billion-dollar Microsoft empire. However, the pair maintained a friendship and in a 1997 piece in TIME Magazine, Bill said, 'When I was off on my own thinking about marrying Melinda, I called Ann and asked for ...
I Can’t Explain Hazard’s Injury – Zidane
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I Can’t Explain Hazard’s Injury – Zidane

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has said he “can’t explain” Eden Hazard’s latest injury setback. Hazard has been ruled out of their Champions League round-of-16 second leg clash with Atalanta. The Belgium international had made yet another return from injury for their 2-1 win over Elche on Saturday, but missed training on Monday. “He won’t be in a condition to be with us. “I can’t say more. There are things I can’t explain. I hope, because I’m always positive, that it isn’t too much. “He’s a player who had never been injured in his career, or not many times. We want him to be well and I hope he’ll be with us again soon,” Zidane said at a news conference ahead of Tuesday’s game. Hazard only returned to training last Wednesday after missing the previous ...
Stick to Sports – Ibrahimovic Hits Out at LeBron James Again
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Stick to Sports – Ibrahimovic Hits Out at LeBron James Again

  AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has insisted that athletes should “stick to sports”. Ibrahimovic was addressing comments aimed at Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. Speaking in a news conference Tuesday ahead of the start of the Italian music festival Sanremo, he said: “Athletes unite the world, politics divide it. “Our role is to unite the world by doing what we do best. Athletes should be athletes and politicians should do politics.” Last week, Ibrahimovic had told LeBron to stay away from politics. The comments prompted a response from James, who said he speaks “from a very educated mind, so I’m kind of the wrong guy to actually go at, because I do my homework.”
Man Utd vs Newcastle: Title Race is not Over – Solskjaer Warns
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Man Utd vs Newcastle: Title Race is not Over – Solskjaer Warns

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned rivals Manchester City that the title race is not over. City are 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table. Ahead of this weekend’s clash against Newcastle, Solskjaer has vowed United will push Pep Guardiola’s team all the way. “I don’t think anyone would say they’re not going to go for it. “We’re going to go for a win every single game we play, of course we are. “We’re second and of course your ambition then is to not end any lower than that. We’re going to have to get a good run together if we’re going to put pressure on City and that should start on Sunday [against Newcastle],” Solskjaer told a news conference. United host Newcastle on Sunday having won just one of their last five le...
Cuppy Astounds Viewers in Maiden Edition of the Cuppy Foundation Gold Dust Conference
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Cuppy Astounds Viewers in Maiden Edition of the Cuppy Foundation Gold Dust Conference

On Thursday, February 11th, 2021, the Cuppy Foundation held its much anticipated virtual conference, ‘Cuppy Gold Dust’  live on YouTube. It was hosted by founder, Nigerian-born DJ, artist and producer, Cuppy.  The conference was a follow-up from the Gold Gala which was held in 2019 and detailed the activities of the Cuppy Foundation in the past year with the funds raised. It featured keynote addresses and panel discussions from members of the foundation’s key partner, Save The Children, Mr. Kevin Watkins, CEO of Save The Children UK, and members of other notable charity organizations in Nigeria gave first-hand accounts of how much they have been able to achieve in the past year with help from The Cuppy Foundation. They shed light on the challenges faced and how much more work needs to b...
Champions League: Koeman Speaks on Quitting Barcelona after 4-1 Defeat to PSG
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Champions League: Koeman Speaks on Quitting Barcelona after 4-1 Defeat to PSG

  Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has said it was “crazy” to suggest he should consider his future, following a 4-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday. Lionel Messi gave the LaLiga giants the lead from the penalty spot. But PSG responded emphatically with a Kylian Mbappe hat-trick and a Moise Kean header, to take a big advantage into next month’s second leg. The loss leaves Barca on the cusp of a second successive trophyless season. They are also eight points behind LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid having played a game more and lost the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal 2-0 against Sevilla last week. “If I was someone who gets happy when we win and then after a result like today said I had no desire to continue, that would be...
Ned Nwoko Raises Alarm Over Alleged Plot to Assassinate him
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Ned Nwoko Raises Alarm Over Alleged Plot to Assassinate him

Prince Ned Nwoko has alleged that some people are plotting to assassinate him. The former member of the House of Representatives raised the alarm at a press briefing he organised alongside his wife Regina Daniels on Thursday, Feb 11, in Abuja. He said that the plot is connected to a piece of land in his community in Delta state in which he was setting up a university. He added that a tussle about who becomes the next king of his community is also another factor. He explained that the issue of who becomes the next king had been settled by the elders and that the allocation of the land to him followed due process. The politician said that the assassination plot was exposed on social media by an inmate in Kuje Prison, Abuja, who overheard two fellow prisoners discussing the pl...

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