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Insecurity: We are working very hard, I hope Nigerians will understand- President Buhari
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Insecurity: We are working very hard, I hope Nigerians will understand- President Buhari

President Buhari says he hopes Nigerians showing more understanding to his government as they work very hard to tackle insecurity in the nation. The President said this when he spoke to state house correspondents shortly after observing the Eid prayer, marking the end of the month-long Ramadan fast. The President said the menace of bandits and kidnappers will be addressed to ensure that the nation’s food security is not threatened. “With the resources and manpower available to us, we are working very hard. We are hoping Nigerians will understand the problem. Nigerians know at what stage we came in 2015, what state we are today both on security and the economy and we are doing our best. The law enforcement agencies are working hard to regain confidence against the bandits, so tha...
Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Glenn Hoddle Names club that’ll Qualify for Champions League final
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Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Glenn Hoddle Names club that’ll Qualify for Champions League final

Former Chelsea manager, Glenn Hoddle, has predicted the winner between Chelsea and Real Madrid when both teams clash in the Champions League semi-final second-leg tie at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Chelsea had played a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the first-leg tie in Spain last week. The Blues head to the game after defeating Fulham 2-0 in the Premier League last weekend, while Zinedine Zidane’s side won 2-0 Osasuna in the LaLiga. Providing his prediction, Hoddle backed Thomas Tuchel’s men to get the job done against Real Madrid at home and qualify for the final because they are playing with a lot of confidence. Asked if Chelsea will progress to the Champions League final, Hoddle told the Evening Standard: “Yes, I said before the first leg that I thought over two l...
“An Ingrate is an Ingrate” – Eedris Abdulkareem Blasts Timaya again
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“An Ingrate is an Ingrate” – Eedris Abdulkareem Blasts Timaya again

Eedris Abdulkareem has reignited his long-running feud with Timaya. Recall in 2017, the Legendary Nigerian singer said Timaya wouldn't have been successful if not for the confidence he gave him which helped shaped up his career. Timaya later responded to Eedris in a video, where he called him an idiot and a dirty Igbo smoker. Reacting to comments made by fans, who called out Timaya for disrespecting Eedris amid claims the latter accommodated him before he found fame, Eedris simply wrote that: "An ingrate is an ingrate."
Champions League: We Lost the Battle, But the War Continues – Neymar
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Champions League: We Lost the Battle, But the War Continues – Neymar

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has reacted to his side’s Champions League semi-final first-leg 2-1 defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday night in Paris. Neymar said that PSG lost the battle against Man City, but the war continues. The Brazilian also expressed confidence that Mauricio Pochettino’s side can do better against Man City in the second leg. Reacting, Neymar wrote on Twitter after the game, “We lost the battle, but the war continues. “I believe in my team, I believe that we can be better than we were.” Meanwhile, Goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez gave Pep Guardiola’s men a first-leg advantage ahead of next week’s second-leg at the Etihad. Marquinhos did score a header for PSG in the first-half of the encounter.
Tuchel Fears Eden Hazard’s Return to Pitch ahead of Chelsea, Real Madrid game
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Tuchel Fears Eden Hazard’s Return to Pitch ahead of Chelsea, Real Madrid game

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel says he has discussed with his players, the possibility of Eden Hazard appearing in their next match with Real Madrid. Tuchel said the Belgium international is still a serious threat despite his struggles for Real Madrid. Chelsea travels to Spain for the first leg of the semi-final Champions League clash on Tuesday and Hazard, firmer Blues talisman and record sale, is back from injury. Hazard has struggled since leaving West London, managing just one goal in all competitions last season and only three goals this campaign due to injuries and poor form. Tuchel is in no doubt about the danger the Belgian captain poses and reveals that he has spoken to his players about him. Asked if he has discussed Hazard with Chelsea stars and whet...
EPL: If you Keep Missing Chances, Chelsea will Dump you – Hargreaves warns Timo Werner
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EPL: If you Keep Missing Chances, Chelsea will Dump you – Hargreaves warns Timo Werner

  Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves has warned Timo Werner that he would be dumped by Chelsea if he keeps missing glorious goal opportunities during important matches. Hargreaves warned that the Blues will go out and sign a top striker in the summer transfer window if the German fails to work on his confidence level. Werner’s strike against West Ham on Saturday was his second Premier League goal since November. And the goal took his tally of top-flight goals to just six in 31 appearances for Chelsea this season. Werner missed a gilt-edged opportunity to grab a second against West Ham when he scuffed a shot wide from yards out. And Hargreaves, a former Bayern Munich star, feels the final stages of the season will be vital for Werner. “He can ...
West Ham vs Chelsea: Why I Can’t Score more Than one Goal for now – Werner
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West Ham vs Chelsea: Why I Can’t Score more Than one Goal for now – Werner

  Timo Werner has reacted to his squandered opportunity in Chelsea’s 1-0 win against West on Saturday. The Germany International, who is in the process of rebuilding his confidence, said that one goal was enough for the day, and jokingly adding that scoring two would have been too much for his recovery process. He admitted he should have scored the glorious opportunity he had but insisted he was happy to deliver the win for Chelsea. Werner opened the scoring for the visitors in the first half when he tapped in from six yards after a low cross from Ben Chilwell. A glorious second chance came begging after West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski had saved from Mason Mount’s long range effort but, Werner failed to convert the follow-up. The miss drew an astonishing rea...
Paul Merson Names Chelsea’s Most Important Player
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Paul Merson Names Chelsea’s Most Important Player

  Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has identified Mason Mount as Chelsea’s most important player. There were fears that the England International will lose his position to either Kai Havertz, Timo Werner when Chelsea brought them in from Germany during the transfer market last summer. However, Mason, Chelsea’s academy product, has proved to be a major player in the team and has cemented a regular playing time under Thomas Tuchel. And Paul Merson spoke highly of Mount and rates him better than Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. “Look how much money Chelsea spent on Kai Havertz and Timo Werner and they are nowhere near as important as Mount,” Merson wrote in his “He’s the go-to man now, and that’s phenomenal at his age. He carries the team. “The turn and shot for the goal...
Porto vs Chelsea: Why I Benched Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante – Tuchel
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Porto vs Chelsea: Why I Benched Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has explained why he benched Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante in the Blues’ Champions League quarter-final clash first-leg tie against Porto on Wednesday night. Tuchel decided to name Silva and Kante among Chelsea’s substitutes against Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Spain. The German said he left Silva on the bench because the Brazilian defender was not yet at full fitness after being denied the chance to earn 90 minutes against West Brom in the Premier League last Saturday. According to him, he left Kante on the bench because he wanted Chelsea to play quick and fluid attacking football against Porto. However, Tuchel eventually featured Silva and Kante late in the second half of the encounter as the pair replaced Reece James and Mas...
Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto
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Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto

  Former Premier League star, Clinton Morrison, has told Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel to keep Timo Werner out of the team. Morrison said the Germany International ‘needs time out’ of the Chelsea team after the striker struggled again in the game against Porto in Sevilla last night. Werner has endured a difficult season at Chelsea, scoring just eight goals in 38 appearances for the Blues in all competitions. The 25-year-old was subbed off by Tuchel in the second-half of Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Porto on Wednesday. “Chelsea have got other attacking options – it just depends on how long Tuchel wants to stick with Timo Werner,’ Morrison told BBC Radio 5 Live. “Listen, Werner is not a bad player. You don’t become a bad player overnight. It’s just at the moment, he’s gett...
I Fear For Mourinho – Rio Ferdinand
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I Fear For Mourinho – Rio Ferdinand

  Manchester United and England legend, Rio Ferdinand has accused Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho of ‘creating a rift’ within his own team after the Portuguese took another swipe at his Spurs squad following their 2-2 draw with Newcastle at the weekend. Spurs were unable to beat Newcastle on Sunday, a result that would have seen them climb to fourth place after Chelsea were thrashed by West Brom earlier on Saturday. After the game against Newcastle, reporters reminded the Portuguese gaffer that his teams are usually good at defending leads and he responded: “Same coach, different players.” Ferdinand said that the former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager may have done more harm than good with his usual attacks on his players, adding that he ‘fears’ for...
Rio Ferdinand Changes Top Four Prediction after Arsenal vs Liverpool Game
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Rio Ferdinand Changes Top Four Prediction after Arsenal vs Liverpool Game

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has said he feels Liverpool are back on track to claim a top four spot, following their 3-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday. Diogo Jota climbed off the bench to score twice, while Mohammed Salah also got on the scoresheet, as the defending champions clinched an important victory. The result leaves Liverpool just two points off fourth spot. With Chelsea’s shock 5-2 defeat to West Brom and Tottenham drawing 2-2 at Newcastle, Ferdinand believes the final Champions League spot is Liverpool’s for the taking. “I think Liverpool are going to get in there now. The result they got at the weekend, the performance and the confidence that will give that team. “Liverpool with how they’ve been in the last two seasons they have t...
People are Using Resources they made from Kidnapping for Insurgency in North East – Governor Fayemi
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People are Using Resources they made from Kidnapping for Insurgency in North East – Governor Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has said that there is a direct correlation between insurgency in the north-east, and banditry in the north-west and kidnapping in the south-west. The chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) who said that President Buhari will approach the national assembly for funds to procure more equipment for the armed forces, alleged that people behind banditry and kidnapping are using the money they made from the criminal activities to fund insurgency in the North-East. Fayemi said; “I can tell you, and I don’t think I’ll be breaching any confidence, that one of the good news I came away with, from the President now on this issue is that he’s already informed the National Assembly that they will be receiving a special request from him on procure...
World Cup Qualification: I Almost had Heart Attack – Enrique on Spain’s 2-1 Win Over Georgia
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World Cup Qualification: I Almost had Heart Attack – Enrique on Spain’s 2-1 Win Over Georgia

  Spain coach, Luis Enrique, has said that he was “on the verge of a heart attack” after his team needed a last-minute winner to beat Georgia in their World Cup qualification on Sunday. Spain played out a draw with Greece in their opening qualification game against Greece on Thursday and looked set for another frustrating evening in Tbilisi as the game entered stoppage-time with the scores level at 1-1. However, midfielder, Dani Olmo came to their rescue with a shot from distance to give the former World Cup winners a 2-1 win Enrique told TVE after the game, “I was on the verge of a heart attack. We have been losing confidence and you could see that in the first half. “We conceded from a slight defensive error and knew it would be complicated from that point on. Our...
Solskjaer Gives Reason for Man United’s 3-1 Loss Against Leicester City
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Solskjaer Gives Reason for Man United’s 3-1 Loss Against Leicester City

  Solskjaer said Man United players didn’t have the spark against Leicester at the King Power Stadium. According to him, the Red Devils tried against the Foxes but couldn’t get the right adrenaline boost against the host. Kelechi Iheanacho’s brace and a strike from Youri Tielemans ensured Brendan Rodgers’s men knocked out Man United from the FA Cup. “We did not have the spark tonight, but it is understandable. This team has been fantastic in the last three or four months,” Solskjaer told BBC Sport. “Thursday night in Milan was a big night and took a lot of out of us physically. We did not have the extra zip, authority and confidence today. “We tried to get on the front foot and start well. Sometimes you can get that adrenaline boost and confidence if you get a go...
Chelsea vs Porto: Petr Cech Predicts Club to Qualify for Champions League Semi-finals
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Chelsea vs Porto: Petr Cech Predicts Club to Qualify for Champions League Semi-finals

  Chelsea legend, Petr Cech, has predicted the Blues to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals ahead of FC Porto when both sides clash in the quarter-final first and second legs in April. Cech, who admitted that the tie against Porto would be tough, believes Chelsea’s confidence and strength will help them secure a semi-finals spot. The former goalkeeper said this while reacting to Chelsea’s Champions League last-8 draw against Porto on Friday. Chelsea eliminated Atletico Madrid from the Champions League last-16, while Porto knocked out Juventus. “When you reach the quarter-final of the Champions League, you know you will face a difficult opponent,” Cech told Chelsea’s website. “As it stands now, we play Porto as normal away and home and you can prepare for...
Chelsea Identify Christian Pulisic’s Replacement
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Chelsea Identify Christian Pulisic’s Replacement

  Chelsea have reportedly identified Bayern Munich winger, Kingsley Coman, as Christian Pulisic’s replacement at Stamford Bridge. Pulisic, who has fallen out of favour under manager, Thomas Tuchel, is yet to start a game under the Blues boss. The United States international only joined Chelsea in 2019 from Dortmund. According to the Daily Mail, Coman tops Chelsea’s list of possible options to take Pulisic’s place at the West London club. Chelsea have been keeping tabs on the France international for some time. Coman has two years left on his current deal with Bayern Munich. The 24-year-old, who scored the winner in last season’s Champions League final, is believed to be keen on a transfer away from Bayern Munich and has not expressed any interest in extending ...
It’s a horrible cycle’ – Crouch explains why Liverpool cannot score at homeb
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It’s a horrible cycle’ – Crouch explains why Liverpool cannot score at homeb

The Reds' defeat at home to Fulham on Sunday was their sixth loss in a row at Anfield Peter Crouch has said Liverpool are in a “horrible cycle” and that manager Jurgen Klopp needs his charges to once again find their confidence before it will end. The Reds’ season hit a low point on Sunday with a 1-0 defeat at home to Fulham, with the result their sixth loss on the spin at Anfield. Liverpool can now turn their attentions away from the domestic scene, as they face RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday, but Crouch is concerned as they do not look the same side with Jordan Henderson absent.
Paul Scholes Tells Martial how he Can Become Man United’s Main Striker
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Paul Scholes Tells Martial how he Can Become Man United’s Main Striker

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has told striker, Anthony Martial, how he can become the club’s main striker. Scholes said the France international could establish himself as the Red Devils’ first-choice centre forward and score 30 goals per season if he develops a “ruthless streak”. Martial was impressive in Man United’s 2-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday as he won an early penalty during the encounter. “Today against Manchester City, I thought they were excellent on the counter-attack. I thought Martial was really good as he (Solskjaer) said in the interview,” Scholes told Premier League Productions. “He’s not scored today, he’s had a great opportunity to score, but the other things he did meant he was a real threat. He was working hard. “He has qua...
‘A Reliable and Dedicated Deputy’- President Buhari celebrates VP Yemi Osinbajo as he turns 64
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‘A Reliable and Dedicated Deputy’- President Buhari celebrates VP Yemi Osinbajo as he turns 64

President Buhari has celebrated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday, describing him as a reliable deputy. Osinbajo turns 64 today March 8. President Buhari in a statement issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu this night March 7, said he is proud to have selected Osinbajo as his running mate in 2015. For President Buhari, Osinbajo is “a reliable and dedicated deputy who is not only admirably competent but also exudes confidence and passion in the performance of his job.” “I’m proud to have selected Osinbajo as my running mate and he has given a good account of himself since our journey began in 2015. The Vice President is a cool-headed gentleman who puts the interest of Nigeria above other narrow considerations''the statement read President Buhari also noted that...
Man City vs Man Utd: I Was not Proud of my Team – Guardiola
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Man City vs Man Utd: I Was not Proud of my Team – Guardiola

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has revealed he wasn’t proud of his team at the start of this season, as they were “unrecognisable”. City are marching towards their fifth Premier League title at the moment, having opened up a 12-point lead over second-placed Leicester City with a game in hand. Guardiola’s men were ninth in the table and eight points behind leaders Liverpool after a 1-1 with West Brom in December. But City have since gone on a stunning 21-game winning run. “It was not just that specific West Brom game. It was the last games before West Brom,” Guardiola told Sky Sports ahead of City’s derby clash with Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. “Always I am a spectator – I am a manager but a spectator. I want to enjoy, I want to see my...
Champions League: Micah Richards Names Club that will Win Trophy
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Champions League: Micah Richards Names Club that will Win Trophy

Former Manchester City defender, Micah Richards, has named reigning champions, Bayern Munich, as the club that will win this season’s Champions League. Richards believes Bayern Munich are favourites to win the Europe top-flight tournament, followed by Man City and then Paris Saint-Germain. Bayern Munich already have one foot in the last-8 after they thrashed Lazio 4-1 in the round of 16 first leg last month. Man City and PSG both won their first leg fixtures against Borussia Monchengladbach and Barcelona, respectively, putting themselves in pole positions to progress to the last-8. “My top three would be PSG third, Man City second at this moment in time and then Bayern,” Richards told CBS Sports’ ‘¡Qué Golazo Podcast! ‘. “But I don’t want to get too excited because we ha...
Michael Owen predicts Chelsea vs Everton, Man City vs Man United, other fixtures
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Michael Owen predicts Chelsea vs Everton, Man City vs Man United, other fixtures

  Former Real Madrid and Liverpool forward, Michael Owen, has predicted that Chelsea will beat Everton when both sides clash in the Premier League on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. Owen also predicted Manchester City to defeat Manchester United on Sunday evening at the Etihad Stadium. He also suggested that West Ham United will beat Leeds United on Monday night at the London Stadium. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come in for a bit of criticism in recent weeks due to his side’s under-par record against the top six. However, when you look at how United set up, it’s no real surprise. They simply don’t get to dictate the territory against these sides, and ultimately that can lead to a stalemate. “However, one side that will ...
Man City vs Man Utd: We are not Suffering a Crisis of Confidence – Solskjaer
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Man City vs Man Utd: We are not Suffering a Crisis of Confidence – Solskjaer

  Manchester United Manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has insisted his players are having a crisis of confidence ahead of Sunday’s clash with Manchester City. The Red Devils have gone three games without a goal. Ahead of the Derby, United have played three consecutive 0-0 draws. City, on the other hand, have opened a 14-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. United have managed just two wins from their last eight league games, but Solskjaer insists his team are not out of form. “We had a week without scoring a goal,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Friday. “It’s not like six weeks with bad form. Not long we won 9-0 [against Southampton], 4-0 against a Real Sociedad team that should have won against Real Madrid at the weekend. “I’m not buying in...
You Have Few Weeks to Secure the Country – President Buhari Tells Service Chiefs
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You Have Few Weeks to Secure the Country – President Buhari Tells Service Chiefs

President Buhari has given a marching order to the new service chiefs who he decorated today March 5. Speaking at the presidential villa, Abuja, the Nigerian leader told the service chiefs that they have few weeks to secure the country. Buhari also asked them to identify competent officers irrespective of seniority and paper qualification and deploy them to make sure that the country is secured. He said; “During our four-hour security meeting, on Tuesday, I had taken the responsibility as Commander-in-Chief for you to go out into the field and secure the country. “You have got a few weeks to do that because by the rainy season, we expect people to develop confidence and go back to the land. “So that we don’t get into trouble by being away from the field and therefore un...
Pep Guardiola Predicts Barcelona’s Future as Bartomeu is Arrested
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Pep Guardiola Predicts Barcelona’s Future as Bartomeu is Arrested

  The Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has that said that his former club, Barcelona will get back to the top soon. Guardiola stated this while reacting to arrest of former president of the club, Josep Maria Bartomeu, a development he described as “an uncomfortable.” Bartomeu slept in jail on Monday as part of an investigation into ‘Barcagate’ at Camp Nou. “It’s an uncomfortable situation but I hope it will finish well,” Guardiola said at his press conference. “He’s already innocent until the court proves he is guilty. “Only I’m concerned is that in one week we’ll have a new president. “It’s a difficult situation at Barcelona but the new man needs to have the courage to lead in the next years. As many people as possible can vote and lead the best club in th...
Hasselbaink Backs Chelsea’s Top-four Position Under Thomas Tuchel
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Hasselbaink Backs Chelsea’s Top-four Position Under Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea hero, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, has expressed confidence that the club would secure a top-four finish under their manager, Thomas Tuchel, this season. Chelsea are currently in the fifth position on the Premier League table with a point behind fourth-place West Ham after 26 matches. Asked if Chelsea will finish top-four, Hasselbaink told Sky Sports: “I’m more convinced that Chelsea will make it because at the moment, they don’t get any goals against and that is a big thing. “They only need to score one goal to win matches. They are not getting counter-attacked that much. “Also, they are not getting goals against set-pieces, so in that aspect, it’s good. “Against Manchester United, they got the best chance in the game, and I still believe Chelsea will be in the top ...
Arteta, Lacazette Reacts to Arsenal 3-1 Win Against Leicester City
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Arteta, Lacazette Reacts to Arsenal 3-1 Win Against Leicester City

  Mikel Arteta has hailed his Arsenal side following their 3-1 win over Leicester City on Sunday. Leicester took the lead early on at the King Power Stadium after Youri Tielemans fired the home side ahead with a clinical finish after some poor defending from Arsenal. But goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty and Nicolas Pepe ensured that Mikel Arteta’s went home with all 3 points. Addressing the press after the win that brought the Gunners into the top half of the table, Arteta said “I’m really proud of the team, the character we showed.” Giving reasons for the win, the Spaniard added, “We looked composed, confident, the energy and the positiveness around the team was really good.” Also reacting to the victory, Lacazette, who netted from the spot, ...
Chelsea vs Man United: Tuchel Gives Confidence to all Players – Edouard Mendy
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Chelsea vs Man United: Tuchel Gives Confidence to all Players – Edouard Mendy

  Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has lauded manager, Thomas Tuchel, for the way he gave ‘confidence’ to the Blues players since his appointment last January. Tuchel, who replaced Frank Lampard as Chelsea head coach at the end of last month, has guided the Stamford Bridge club to win six of their last eight games. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Manchester United on Sunday, Mendy told Daily Express: “The coach gives confidence to all the players. “We know what he wants, so when we are on the pitch, we have to show why he has chosen us. “It’s very positive for all the players because he gives us a lot of confidence and we need to improve and to play great football when we are on the pitch. “He is very expressive. He shows when he likes som...
Entire School Board Resigns after mocking Parents in Accidental Video Call
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Entire School Board Resigns after mocking Parents in Accidental Video Call

An entire California school board on Monday, February 22, resigned after making disparaging remarks about parents in an online meeting that was unknowingly being publicly live-streamed. "They want to pick on us because they want their babysitters back," one member said about parents during the meeting on Friday last week. Another board member said that parents wanted their children out of the house so they could take drugs during the day. The board members however did not know that parents had been joining the public call as it progressed. "Uh-oh," said board member Kim Beede when she was told, several minutes into the discussion that it was now public. The board members upon noticing  the call was public then immediately put the call into private status. But an NBC r...
Man Utd vs Newcastle: Solskjaer Speaks on Shoretire’s Debut in 3-1 Win
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Man Utd vs Newcastle: Solskjaer Speaks on Shoretire’s Debut in 3-1 Win

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has expressed his confidence that Shola Shoretire will go on to have a long career at the club, after handing the teenager his debut. Shoretire, 17, was given a short cameo off the bench in Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Newcastle. The teenager replaced Marcus Rashford in the 89th minute of the match with the win already assured. Solskjaer has now said Shoretire – who was also part of the squad that took on Real Sociedad in the Europa League – has been performing well in training and earned his chance to record a first Premier League appearance for United. When asked if it was good to see Shoretire make his debut and get some minutes under his belt, Solskjaer told MUTV: “Yeah of course. And he’s going to keep playing man...
Rohr Reacts as West Brom Snub Ahmed Musa
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Rohr Reacts as West Brom Snub Ahmed Musa

  Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has expressed confidence that captain Ahmed Musa will find a new club soon, after his proposed move to West Brom fell through. Musa is currently a free agent, after leaving Saudi club Al Nassr in October 2020. After visiting the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos ahead of next month’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho, Rohr assured that the 28-year-old will be back to his best soon. “It’s unfortunate it didn’t work out at West Brom, but I believe Musa will find another club soon,” Rohr told BBC Sport Africa. “He has the ambition to get back as quickly as he can to play football again at club level. “Musa made a great impact for us in big matches like against Iceland in Russia, that is a rem...
Chelsea vs Newcastle: We Need ‘Strong’ Kepa in our Squad –Thomas Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Newcastle: We Need ‘Strong’ Kepa in our Squad –Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that the club needs a ‘strong’ Kepa Arrizabalaga, in his squad. Tuchel said this while explaining why he featured Kepa ahead of Edouard Mendy in the Blues’ Premier League clash against Newcastle United on Monday night. Tuchel said Kepa had a good game in Chelsea’s FA Cup 1-0 victory over Barnsley last Thursday. Two goals from Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner gave Tuchel’s men all three points against Newcastle at Stamford Bridge. “We need a strong Kepa in our squad,” Tuchel told reporters. “He had a good game in the cup, so we decided to give him another match to build up a little bit of rhythm and confidence and to trust him because he did very good.” “At the same time, it gives Edouard the chance to mentally recover.” Chels...
Kepa vs Mendy: Tuchel Announces Chelsea’s Number one Goalkeeper
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Kepa vs Mendy: Tuchel Announces Chelsea’s Number one Goalkeeper

  Thomas Tuchel has said that Edouard Mendy will remain Chelsea’s number one goalkeeper. He said he wanted Kepa Arrizabalaga to find some rhythm by selecting him in goal against Newcastle last night. Kepa was in goal for a second game in a row when Chelsea defeated Newcastle 2-0 in the Premier League on Monday night. Under Tuchel, Mendy has conceded only once in four games and it was an own goal following an error from defender Antonio Rudiger. However, the Frenchman was left out against Newcastle – with Kepa retaining his place after keeping a clean sheet in the FA Cup win over Barnsley on Thursday. “Edou is the number one, this is clear,” Tuchel told Sky Sports. “It was clear before the game and it stays like this. “I am happy Kepa continued with a second cl...
Jose Mourinho Under Attack for Playing Dele Alli and Gareth Bale in Tottenham’s Defeat to Manchester City
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Jose Mourinho Under Attack for Playing Dele Alli and Gareth Bale in Tottenham’s Defeat to Manchester City

  Former Tottenham manager, Jamie Redknapp, has criticized the club’s head coach, Jose Mourinho for playing Dele Alli and Gareth Bale in Spurs’ 3-0 defeat against Manchester City on Saturday. Redknapp said Mourinho has treated Alli and Bale badly and brought in the duo to bail him out during Tottenham’s clash against Man City at Etihad. According to him, Mourinho must take full responsibility for Tottenham’s decline and for upsetting too many people including Alli and Bale who he needs as allies. Mourinho’s men lost to Pep Guardiola’s side thanks to a goal from Rodri and a brace from Ilkay Gundogan. “He [Jose Mourinho] brings in Dele Alli and Gareth Bale. He wants them to bail him out,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “He’s been treating them badly – they have not been...
EPL: I’m Disappointed – Harry Redknapp Reveals What Gareth Bale Needs Under Mourinho
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EPL: I’m Disappointed – Harry Redknapp Reveals What Gareth Bale Needs Under Mourinho

  Former Tottenham Hotspur coach, Harry Redknapp, has revealed that the club’s forward, Gareth Bale, needs confidence under the current manager, Jose Mourinho’s team. Redknapp, who expressed disappointment over the signal Bale has been getting from Mourinho, believes the Wales international needs somebody to believe in him at Spurs. Bale has made just two Premier League starts for Tottenham under Mourinho since he re-joined the Premier League club from Real Madrid on loan last year. The 31-year-old was left out of Tottenham’s squad that lost 5-4 against Everton in the FA Cup fifth-round tie on Wednesday. “At the time I thought Gareth Bale would be an amazing signing,” Redknapp said on Friday’s talkSPORT Breakfast. “I could see that forward line, Son, Bale and Kan...
Presidency Should be Zoned to the South in 2023 – Governor Ganduje
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Presidency Should be Zoned to the South in 2023 – Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has said that the presidency in 2023 should be zoned to the South. Speaking in an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today which aired on Friday February 12, Ganduje said that though zoning is not enshrined in the constitution, it is however a strategy for winning elections. He said; “The Southern part of the country but there should be a consensus of the members. “Zoning system even though it is not in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is a strategy for winning elections.” When asked if the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has done well for Nigerians since coming into power in 2015, the Kano state Governor said the ruling party under President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership improved on Nigeria’s ...
EPL: Why Timo Werner is Struggling at Chelsea – Michael Ballack
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EPL: Why Timo Werner is Struggling at Chelsea – Michael Ballack

Former Chelsea midfielder, Michael Ballack, has revealed why striker, Timo Werner, is struggling at Chelsea. Werner, one of Frank Lampard’s marquee signings, has struggled to adapt to Chelsea’s style of play since his move to Stamford Bridge from RB Leipzig last year. The Germany international has not scored in 14 Premier League games for Chelsea. But Ballack is now saying that Werner is struggling at Chelsea because he was used to playing differently at Leipzig. According to him, the 24-year-old had a lot more space in front of him during his time at the German club, while Chelsea is the kind of team that has a lot of ball possession. “Timo started off pretty well,” Ballack told Omnisport. “Of course, if you are not scoring as a striker, then it is hard on your self-...
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...
Governor Fayemi Says State Governors will take COVID19 Vaccine on Live Television
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Governor Fayemi Says State Governors will take COVID19 Vaccine on Live Television

Ekiti state governor and the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi, has said that state governors will be taking the COVID19 vaccines on live television to demonstrate to their residents that the vaccine works. Governor Fayemi disclosed this to state house correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari where security, the economy, and vaccine management were discussed. When asked if governors will also take the vaccine on live television, Governor Fayemi said “Absolutely. We too will like to demonstrate to our citizens that we believe that vaccines would work. Don’t forget, we have a lot of experience on this. Governors Forum managed the polio vaccines administration in the country and we have garnered a lot of experience'' He also noted ...
I received vision that I would be Governor – Oyetola
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I received vision that I would be Governor – Oyetola

Adegboyega Oyetola has narrated he received a vision of becoming the Governor of Osun state long before he joined the race.   Oyetola who disclosed this while addressing a congregation at a service held to commemorate the second anniversary of his administration at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Osun Province 1 Headquarters, Osogbo, on Sunday November 29, stated that the revelation has continued to give him confidence of victory each time he is faced with legal and political battles since becoming governor.   He said;   “I am ordinarily not one who sees visions but on two occasions, I had a strange encounter. Imagine the son of an Imam, receiving a Christian song in a dream. That was my encounter. “All I could remember on both occasions was the la...
Bartomeu resigns as Barcelona president as entire board steps down
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Bartomeu resigns as Barcelona president as entire board steps down

The Blaugrana supremo has left his post amid ongoing criticism and a looming vote of no confidence Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has resigned, with the entire board also stepping down from their posts. Bartomeu's decision comes after several months of criticism in the wake of Barcelona's 8-2 Champions League elimination to Bayern Munich, as well as Lionel Messi's shock request to leave the club shortly after. Although the club was able to keep hold of Messi, with the longtime Barca star staying to avoid having to take the club to court, Bartomeu's position has been under scrutiny for months.
Modric: Zidane told me that I could win Ballon d’Or one day!
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Modric: Zidane told me that I could win Ballon d’Or one day!

  The Los Blancos playmaker revealed his manager gave him the confidence to win football's biggest individual honour Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane told Luka Modric he was a player capable of winning the Ballon d'Or, giving the Croatian confidence to go on and win the award. Zidane provided the inspiration to Modric when he was appointed Los Blancos coach in 2016 and the midfield star went on to lift the famous individual award at the end of 2018. In that year, Modric was part of the Madrid team to win a third successive Champions League, while also spearheading Croatia to a first-ever World Cup final in Russia.
‘Man Utd is in My Blood’ – Jesse Lingard Reacts to Europa League Victory
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‘Man Utd is in My Blood’ – Jesse Lingard Reacts to Europa League Victory

Manchester United midfielder, Jesse Lingard, has reacted to his side’s Europa League 2-1 victory over LASK on Wednesday night. Lingard and Anthony Martial scored for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side as they defeated LASK on 7-1 aggregate to qualify for the Europa League quarter-final. The England international said the club is in his blood, adding that he loves playing for the Red Devils. “Of course, you take confidence from goals,” Lingard told BT Sport. “I wanted to add goals this season, and I started and scored, so hopefully now I can carry on throughout the rest of the Europa League. “When you are not in the right mental state, football takes your mind away from everything. “I love playing football, enjoy football and, of course, Man Utd is in my blood. I love playin...
NSA, IGP, DSS Boss visit Katsina Over Killings and Bandit Attacks
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NSA, IGP, DSS Boss visit Katsina Over Killings and Bandit Attacks

The National Security Adviser, Babagana Mongunu, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Muhammed Adamu, the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Magaji on Wednesday June 17 visited Katsina over increased attacks by bandits in communities in the state. The security team were led by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Sanusi Buba to General Muhammadu Buhari Government House where they held a closed-door meeting with Governor Aminu Masari over the recent wave of banditry and other crimes in the state. Moguno who spoke to newsmen after the 2-hour meeting, said it was convened to know the underlining issue from a collective point of view and to find an effective way to stop the attacks. He added that getting back the confidence of residence of the state i...
I Stand By all Ideas of June 12 – Gov Diri
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I Stand By all Ideas of June 12 – Gov Diri

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has said he stands by all the ideals of equity and inclusiveness that June 12 represents. Senator Diri also noted that the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election remains a watershed in Nigeria’s political history, saying it epitomised “the collective aspiration of Nigerians to enjoy the dividends of democracy and create a better life for themselves”. Governor Diri stated this in his Democracy Day message on Thursday to Bayelsans, while also assuring that he had no greater obligation than ensuring that people of the state lived in peace in order to attract the desired prosperity he promised. He said his administration would continue to extend the hand of fellowship to those that are aggrieved for them to join in the proce...
Kaduna House of Assembly Members Fight Over Mace after Impeaching Deputy Speaker
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Kaduna House of Assembly Members Fight Over Mace after Impeaching Deputy Speaker

Some Kaduna lawmakers engaged in a free-for-all fight shortly after impeaching the Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly and swearing-in a new one. LIB reported earlier that Mukhtar Isa Hazo, the former deputy speaker of Kaduna state house of assembly was impeached after his colleagues passed a vote of no confidence on him. The fight ensued after Hon. Liman Dahiru, the lawmaker representing Makera Constituency broke into the floor of the Assembly and seized the mace. However before he could leave the complex, he was grabbed by the Sergeant at Arm while other members quickly rushed in to retrieve the mace from him. This led to a rowdy session at the assembly, before Dahiru was dragged out. The Nation reported that the lawmaker who attempted seizing the maze was seen later ...
Kaduna Assembly Impeaches the Deputy Speaker after Four Months in Office
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Kaduna Assembly Impeaches the Deputy Speaker after Four Months in Office

Mukhtar Isa Hazo, deputy speaker of Kaduna state house of assembly, has been impeached. Hazo was impeached by 24 members of the Kaduna House of Assembly at Thursday’s plenary session. The development followed a vote of no confidence on him. It was not immediately clear the reason for his impeachment but there are reports he was accused of inability to discharge his duties. The deputy speaker has only been in office for four months having been elected in February. He was elected alongside Yusuf Zailani, the speaker, following the resignation of some principal officers. Hazo’s replacement is yet to emerge.
Trump should call America’s representatives at African Development Bank to order — HURIWA
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Trump should call America’s representatives at African Development Bank to order — HURIWA

Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has confirmed that the entire body of the organised civil rights community in Nigeria have passed a vote of confidence on the President of the African Development Bank Dr. Akinwumi Adesina. The group has resolved to send a letter of protest to the President of the United States of America Mr. Donald Trump, to call his Treasury Secretary to order so as to stop the attempt to destabilise AfDB. HURIWA has, therefore, objected to the insistence of the US Treasury Department that the current President of AfDB, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, should be investigated by the so-called external examiners when in actual fact the Ethics Committee of the bank, headed by a Japanese, had already granted a clean bill of health t...
EPL: Conte reveals what his 4-0 win over Mourinho at Chelsea did
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EPL: Conte reveals what his 4-0 win over Mourinho at Chelsea did

Former Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, has claimed his 4-0 win over Manchester United during his early days at Stamford Bridge, was his turning point at the club. Conte spent only two years with the Blues, winning the Premier League title in his first season and the FA Cup in his final game in 2018. However, the Italian didn’t have the finest of starts, as he lost two of his first six games in charge. Conte switched to a back three following a demoralising 3-0 defeat to Arsenal in September and it provided instant results. But the third match was their biggest test yet, when Mourinho returned to the club for the first time since his sacking a year earlier. Chelsea went ahead to hammer United 4-0 in emphatic style. “I live my job in an intense way!” Conte told Sky Sports, aft...

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