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Rashford included in Man Utd’s squad to face Leicester City
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Rashford included in Man Utd’s squad to face Leicester City

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that Marcus Rashford is included in his side’s squad to face Leicester City on Saturday evening. Solskjaer said this during his pre-match press conference on Friday. Rashford is yet to play this season for Man United, having undergone an operation on his shoulder last month. “He’s in the squad, yes. If he’s going to start or not, I can’t tell you now because it wouldn’t be right, but he’s worked really hard throughout the whole lay-off, “Solskjaer said. “He’s been really bright this week, he had a 60-minute involvement behind-closed-doors last week so he’s fit and raring to go.” Man United head to the game after playing a 1-1 draw with Everton in their last match. Meanwhile, Providing the latest update on hi...
Leicester City vs Man Utd: Solskjaer provides team update
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Leicester City vs Man Utd: Solskjaer provides team update

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed the latest update on his team ahead of their Premier League clash with Leicester City on Saturday evening. Solskjaer said that Raphael Varane is injured, while Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof are in contention to feature for Man United against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. The Norwegian also provided the latest update on Fred and Edinson Cavani ahead of the Leicester clash. He said this during his pre-match press conference on Friday. Man United head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Everton in their last game. Solskjaer said, “Because as we see with Raphael, he’s got an injury, out for a few weeks, but then again Victor and Eric played in the internationals and got good game time so that was go...
Watford vs Liverpool: Klopp confirms player to miss EPL clash, gives update on Jota, others
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Watford vs Liverpool: Klopp confirms player to miss EPL clash, gives update on Jota, others

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has confirmed that Thiago Alcantara will miss the Reds’ away Premier League clash with Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon. Klopp also provided the latest update on Diogo Jota and Trent Alexander-Arnold ahead of the Watford clash. The German said this during his pre-match press conference on Friday. “Yes, Trent and Diogo are available, at least they were yesterday,” Klopp said. “Thiago, I don’t know [when he will be available]. It still takes a little bit of time. That is a bit disappointing, but we know that as well for a few days now that it will not go that quick. We have to wait.” Klopp’s side head to the game following a 2-2 draw with Manchester City in their last Premier League tie on October 3. The kick-off time for Watfor...
Messi was ‘sick’ after Barcelona confirmed his exit – Aguero reveals
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Messi was ‘sick’ after Barcelona confirmed his exit – Aguero reveals

Sergio Aguero has revealed that Lionel Messi was “sick” after his departure from Barcelona was confirmed. The ex-Manchester City striker has long been good friends with Messi, with the two being past roommates when playing internationally. Aguero joined Barca with the expectation he would be lining up alongside the 34-year-old. But after a shock emotional exit, Messi ended up at Paris Saint-Germain. Ahead of his debut for Barcelona, Aguero has opened up in an interview about Messi’s private reaction when he discovered his time at the Nou Camp had been cut short. Talking to El Pais, Aguero said: “It was a moment of shock. He was very sick. When I found out I couldn’t believe it. “That Saturday I went to see him at his house. And, because of my personality, since I didn’t...
Three abducted Kaduna seminarians freed
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Three abducted Kaduna seminarians freed

The three seminarians abducted from Christ the King Major Seminary in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have been freed. The three Major Seminarians were abducted by armed persons from the Chapel of the Seminary in Fayit Fadan Kagoma, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, on Monday 11 October, 2021. Chancellor of Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, Reverend Father Emmanuel Uchechukwu Okolo confirmed their release on Wednesday night. He also prayed for the release of others still in captivity. He said; “With hearts filled with joy, we raise our voices in a symphony of praises as we announce the return of our Three Major Seminarians, who were abducted by armed persons from the Chapel of the Seminary at Christ the King Major Seminary, Fayit Fadan Kagoma in Jema’a ...
Update: Rapper Tyga arrested on suspicion of Domestic violence against ex-girlfriend Camaryn Swanson
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Update: Rapper Tyga arrested on suspicion of Domestic violence against ex-girlfriend Camaryn Swanson

American rapper, Tyga has been arrested for an alleged domestic abuse incident against his ex-girlfriend, model Camaryn Swanson. The 31-year-old rapper, whose real name is Michael Stevenson, turned himself in to the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood precinct Tuesday morning, October 12, public information officer Lizeth Lomeli confirmed to USA TODAY. Officers first responded to the domestic violence incident early Monday, Lomeli said. The "Taste" singer was booked for felony domestic violence, according to a statement from LAPD's social media account. The authenticity of the tweet was confirmed by an LAPD representative to USA TODAY. Stevenson was released after posting a $50,000 bond, jail records showed. The arrest comes one day after Stevenson's ex-girlfriend ...
Drug cartel abduct former NDLEA officer in Benue, asks that its member who was arrested be released
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Drug cartel abduct former NDLEA officer in Benue, asks that its member who was arrested be released

A drug cartel reportedly abducted a retired National Drug Law Enforcement Agency officer, after its operatives arrested a 19-year-old female drug dealer, Mngunengen Achir, in Benue State. NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi confirmed this in a statement, saying that Achir was arrested with 5.5kg cannabis and 112grams of diazepam on October 6 in Aliade area of the state. Babafemi revealed that the drug cartel abducted the retired official thinking that he is still a serving officer, and also demanded that Achir be released from custody. He said; “Other members of the arrested lady’s cartel abducted the retired NDLEA personnel from that community who they assumed was still a serving officer, took him to a forest and demanded for the release of the suspect in custody before their vict...
Interior decorator, Ehi Ogbebor confirms her relationship with MC Oluomo has ended; unveils her new man and issues warning after being accused of dating a married man
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Interior decorator, Ehi Ogbebor confirms her relationship with MC Oluomo has ended; unveils her new man and issues warning after being accused of dating a married man

Interior decorator, Ehi Ogbebor has confirmed her relationship with Chairman of Lagos state chapter of National Union of Road Transport Workers, MC Oluomo has ended. Ehi Ogbebor unveiled her new man after he celebrated his 50th birthday yesterday October 9 in the United States. Ehi who stated that they are two “divorced souls” madly in love, added that anyone claiming to be married to her new man should provide evidence or forever hold their peace. She also warned her new man’s “ex-wife” not to push her into spilling all she did while they were married. The interior decorator averred that she is too peaceful and mature for that. Ehi has been married twice, and had said earlier this year that she will give marriage another chance if the right man comes. ...
Tyson Fury reacts to decision to name all-American judges for Deontay Wilder trilogy fight
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Tyson Fury reacts to decision to name all-American judges for Deontay Wilder trilogy fight

British fighter, Tyson Fury, has reacted to the decision to name an all-American panel of judges for his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder. Fury insisted that British judges ‘are the ones you get a robbery against’, adding that he is happy only U.S. judges will officiate the fight. Recall that the Nevada State Athletic Commission had confirmed their officials for Saturday’s heavyweight fight in Las Vegas. Tim Cheatham and Dave Moretti, both from Nevada, will be joined by Steve Weisfeld of New Jersey on the judges’ table for the Fury,Wilder contest. Veteran referee Russell Mora, also of Nevada, will be the third person in the ring on the night. But Fury, who had the option to push for judges outside of the US, said he has far more faith in American judges than those from hi...
IPOB Regalia: Nollywood veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu re-arrested by DSS after his release by Nigerian Army
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IPOB Regalia: Nollywood veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu re-arrested by DSS after his release by Nigerian Army

The Actors Guild of Nigeria has confirmed that Nollywood veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has been re-arrested by men of the Department of State Services. AGN President, Emeka Rollas, disclosed this in a telephone chat with Punch on Friday night. According to him, the actor was arrested by the secret police shortly after he was released by the Nigerian Army on Friday afternoon. October 8. Rollas said, “The AGN is aware that the DSS has picked up Chiwetalu Agu after the Nigerian Army arrested him. “We are currently working on securing his release.” The veteran actor was first arrested at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra state, on Thursday, October 7, by the Nigerian Army for wearing an outfit made with the Biafran flag. He was accused of soliciting support for the proscribed ...
I win Big Brother, them wan finish me. I no gree make dem use me, dem wan evil me – Efe releases new song after it was reported that he had a face-off with organizers of #bbnaija
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I win Big Brother, them wan finish me. I no gree make dem use me, dem wan evil me – Efe releases new song after it was reported that he had a face-off with organizers of #bbnaija

Big Brother season 2 winner, Efe has seemingly confirmed that he was having a face-off with organizers of the reality show. Recall that media personality, Noble Igwe had alleged that Efe was blacklisted after he sat in his car and asked for the head of Multichoice to come meet him. The reality show star made the confirmation through lyrics of his new song. He shared a video with the lyrics on Instagram and it read; “Man no be God, them for finish us. “I win Big Brother, them wan finish me…. I no gree make them use me, them wan evil me. “I dey do my best to put in all. “I’m sorry to my fans wey be expecting more. “I dey promise to give you joy, make una no give up.” Watch the video below........................
Arsenal confirm Jack Wilshere’s return
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Arsenal confirm Jack Wilshere’s return

Arsenal have confirmed that ex-England international, Jack Wilshere, has been training with the club. The 29-year-old has been without a club since he left Bournemouth at the end of last season. However, Wilshere is looking to keep fit, with the hope of getting a new club soon. Until then, the Gunners have allowed their former midfielder to work on his fitness at the Colney training ground. “He is going to be training sometimes with us, he is going to be around the place. “He is going to be continuing his coaching badges that he is very interested in, try to get him fit, try to get his experiences across to our players, our young players, our academy and I think it is great influence to have around,” Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said.
Lyta’s baby mama, Kemi Ayorinde confirms they are back together even after she accused him of infecting her with an STD and being a deadbeat father
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Lyta’s baby mama, Kemi Ayorinde confirms they are back together even after she accused him of infecting her with an STD and being a deadbeat father

Lyta's baby mama, Kemi Ayorinde has confirmed they are back together even after she accused him of infecting her with an STD and being a deadbeat father. Kemi confirmed this in a question and answer session she had on Instagram. The lady who has returned to the UK after spending some weeks in Nigeria, stated that she has given off enough signs including getting a matching tattoo, to confirm they are back together. Asides confirming that the roman numeral matching tattoo is their son's birthday, Kemi admitted that she is insecure and told Lyta not to share her photos and videos on his social media accounts. When asked why she is back with Lyta inspite of all she said about him, she fired back the follower by claiming that the follower went back to her boyfriend after ...
Fumio Kishida resumes office today as Japan’s new Prime Minister
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Fumio Kishida resumes office today as Japan’s new Prime Minister

Fumio Kishida has taken over as Japan's new Prime Minister on Monday, October 4. Kishida, 64, who was elected leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) last week, was officially confirmed as the country's 100th Prime Minister following a parliamentary vote . A moderate liberal, Kishida inherits a Japan that has suffered surging Covid-19 infections, a stagnating economy, a rapidly aging population and increasing tensions with China. Kishida served as the country's foreign minister from 2012 to 2017 under Abe, Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister. He succeeds outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who announced earlier this month he would not run in his party's leadership election Kishida's new Cabinet is made up of 20 members, 13 have no previous Cabinet experience...
Heskey appointed Leicester Women’s head of football development
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Heskey appointed Leicester Women’s head of football development

Emile Heskey has been appointed Leicester City Women's head of football development, the club have confirmed. The former England striker, who started his career with the Foxes, will oversee coaching, performance and recruitment in his first football administration role. Heskey has spent the last 12 months in an ambassadorial role with the women's side, mentoring young female players and also developing the club's women's academy. The announcement comes after Russ Fraser left his role as Head of Women's Football to join Liverpool as their new women's Director of Football. On the appointment, Heskey said: "This is a fantastic opportunity. I've loved every minute of working with LCFC Women in the last year. We have a strong infrastructure of staff, a talented squa...
Nigerian Army confirms ISWAP attack on military base in Sokoto, says troops eliminated scores of terrorists and bandits
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Nigerian Army confirms ISWAP attack on military base in Sokoto, says troops eliminated scores of terrorists and bandits

The Nigerian Army has confirmed terrorists and bandits attack on a joint military base in Sokoto State. LIB had reported that 15 personnel including an NSCDC personnel identified simply as 'Sule Monkey' died in the attack. In a statement on Monday, September 27, the Director of Defence Information, Major General Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr, said troops eliminated scores of terrorists who attacked Forward Operation Base (FOB) at Burkusuma in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of the state. According to the statement, the failed attack, which took place around 5:30 am, September 26, 2021, in the remote border settlement with Niger Republic, was swiftly repelled by troops. Unfortunately, there were some level of casualty recorded on the part of own troops during the encounter. ...
PSG vs Man City: Guardiola confirms player to miss Champions League clash
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PSG vs Man City: Guardiola confirms player to miss Champions League clash

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has confirmed the player that will miss his side’s Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night. According to Guardiola, Ilkay Gundogan will miss Man City’s away Champions League clash with PSG in Paris due to injury. The Spaniard said this on Monday during his pre-match press conference. The City boss also said Gundongan would return to action for the Premier League champions after the international break. Recall that Gundogan missed Man City’s Premier League 1-0 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge over the weekend. “Ilkay [Gundogan] is out [from Man City’s clash with PSG] until after the international break,” Guardiola said. Guardiola also gave the latest update on Aymeric Laporte and Ruben D...
Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer confirms four changes for Carabao Cup tie
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Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer confirms four changes for Carabao Cup tie

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed he will make four changes to his squad, ahead of Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup clash against West Ham. Both sides met in the Premier League three days ago at the London Olympic Stadium. Said Benrahma gave the Hammers the lead, before Cristiano Ronaldo made it 1-1 and Jesse Lingard climbed off the bench to grab the winner,. For their Carabao Cup tie, Solskjaer looks set to ring the changes. And he has already revealed four players that will definitely be involved as David Moyes returns to Old Trafford. Phil Jones is set to make his first competitive appearance since January 2020, having overcome a number of serious knee injuries. “He just focuses on one thing and gets his head around the challen...
Messi knee injury gives PSG concern as Argentina star ruled out of Metz game
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Messi knee injury gives PSG concern as Argentina star ruled out of Metz game

The former Barcelona superstar was taken off on his last outing against Lyon, with it confirmed that he is nursing a slight knock Lionel Messi has handed Paris Saint-Germain an untimely injury headache, with the Ligue 1 giants revealing that the Argentine forward has undergone a scan on a knee problem. The six-time Ballon d'Or winner was surprisingly taken off in his latest appearance against Lyon, with Mauricio Pochettino having to fend off plenty of questions as to why the all-time great was withdrawn. There were suggestions at the time that the 34-year-old Argentine had taken a slight knock, with that now confirmed by PSG ahead of their midweek outing against Metz.
Man City had considerable chance of signing Ronaldo’ – Man Utd star came close to joining arch-rivals, claims Fernandinho
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Man City had considerable chance of signing Ronaldo’ – Man Utd star came close to joining arch-rivals, claims Fernandinho

The midfielder has confirmed that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's agent Jorge Mendes held talks with the Premier League champions Manchester City had a "considerable chance" of signing Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of arch-rivals Manchester United in the summer transfer window, according to Fernandinho. Ronaldo completed a sensational £20 million ($28m) move to United from Juventus on deadline day, returning to the club where he initially emerged as one of the top players of his generation between 2003 and 2009. However, there was plenty of speculation that the 36-year-old might head to the blue half of Manchester before the Red Devils finalised a deal, and Fernandinho has now confirmed that his agent Jorge Mendes was present at Etihad Stadium to hold initial talks.
Incest: Beninoise woman gives birth to three children for her biological son in Kwara
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Incest: Beninoise woman gives birth to three children for her biological son in Kwara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kwara State Command, has arrested an immigrant from Benin Republic, Adamu Sabi Sime, for allegedly having canal knowledge of his biological mother. Spokesperson of the command, Babawale Afolabi, who disclosed this in a statement in Ilorin on Saturday, September 11, also confirmed that Adamu’s mother has given birth to three children for her son. "On Thursday September 9, 2021, one Mallam Bandede, the district head of Mosne Had community in the Kaiama local government area of the state reported an incestuous act being committed by one Adamu Sabi Sime and his mother, Fati Sime, of the same community," the statement said. “Men from the intelligence unit and NSCDC operatives in Kaiama swung into action and the outcome of the inves...
Solskjaer Confirms Ronaldo’s Second Man Utd debut
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Solskjaer Confirms Ronaldo’s Second Man Utd debut

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo will make his second Manchester United debut against Newcastle on Saturday. However, the Norwegian refused to reveal whether Ronaldo will start the match at Old Trafford. The 36-year-old is back at United after joining from Juventus at the end of the transfer window. He has trained since Tuesday and Solskjaer said he is fit enough to be involved. Solskjaer told a press conference on Friday: “He’s been having a good preseason with Juventus, played with the national team, had a good week with us and he’ll definitely be on the pitch at some point, that’s for sure. “We’ve followed his career from afar since he left here. Everyone is very, very happy to have him back. He seems happy to be back. “T...
3 Abia State University lecturers die same day
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3 Abia State University lecturers die same day

Three lecturers of Abia State University (ABSU), Uturu, died on the same day. Prof. A. I. Nwabughuogu of History/International Relations Department, Dr D. S. Okoroigwe of Geography/Planning Department, and a third lecturer from the Department of Political Science, all died on Friday, September 3. A source who spoke to Punch claimed lecturers of the institution were suffering economic hardships. He said, according to the publication: "We are being owed more than seven months’ salaries; the last time (we were paid) was January 2021." The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Abia State University, Dr Victor Nkemdirim, confirmed the three deaths, describing the situation as unfortunate.
Girls Aloud singer, Sarah Harding dies aged 39 following breast cancer battle
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Girls Aloud singer, Sarah Harding dies aged 39 following breast cancer battle

Girls Aloud singer, Sarah Harding has died following a battle with breast cancer, aged 39. Sarah's mum, Marie Hardman, confirmed the heartbreaking news on Sarah's Instagram page. She shared a picture of Sarah and wrote: "A message from Sarah's mum. "It’s with deep heartbreak that today I’m sharing the news that my beautiful daughter Sarah has sadly passed away. Many of you will know of Sarah’s battle with cancer and that she fought so strongly from her diagnosis until her last day. She slipped away peacefully this morning. I’d like to thank everyone for their kind support over the past year. "It meant the world to Sarah and it gave her great strength and comfort to know she was loved. I know she won’t want to be remembered for her fight against this terrible disease – she w...
Police call for prayers as bandits abduct 73 students in Zamfara
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Police call for prayers as bandits abduct 73 students in Zamfara

The Police in Zamfara State have confirmed the abduction of 73 students of Government Day Secondary School in Kaya. Kaya is a town in Maradun Local Government Area of the state. A statement by Mohammed Shehu, Police Public Relations Officer, said a large number of bandits invaded the school at about 11:22am on Wednesday. He announced that the Commissioner, Ayuba Elkanah has deployed a search and rescue team to work in synergy with the military to free the pupils. Elkanah appealed to the public, especially parents and relatives of the students “to exercise patience and continue to pray for the success of the ongoing rescue operation”.
Juventus bid farewell to Ronaldo as they confirm £20m Manchester United return
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Juventus bid farewell to Ronaldo as they confirm £20m Manchester United return

The Portugal star joined the Serie A side in 2018 and helped fire them to two league titles but will return to the English top-flight Juventus have bid farewell to Cristiano Ronaldo as they confirmed a €23 million (£20m//$27m) deal with Manchester United for the transfer of the attacker. The 36-year-old has spent three years with the Serie A side and lifted two league titles, but has opted to head back to Old Trafford amid the Bianconeri's recent failure to compete for major trophies. Ronaldo looked to be heading to Manchester City initially, but the Red Devils swooped in to snap him up and confirmed an agreement on Friday.
Messi vs Ronaldo: Man United Floors PSG on Social Media
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Messi vs Ronaldo: Man United Floors PSG on Social Media

Manchester United have floored Paris Saint-Germain on social media, following Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the club. Manchester United announcement of Ronaldo’s return dwarfs that of PSG when they confirmed Lionel Messi’s signing. Ronaldo, who just returned to Old has already shown a sample of what he will bring to the club, particularly on social media. As of Saturday, Man United’s tweet announcing the former Real Madrid star’s arrival has managed to hit an incredible 68,000 replies, 850,000 retweets and close to 2,000,000 likes. Since August 10, PSG has managed to reach over 16,000 replies, 258,000 retweets and 870,000 likes. The Portugal International has already shown his off-field impact at the club, now it remains.
Gogglebox star, Andy Michael is dead
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Gogglebox star, Andy Michael is dead

Gogglebox star Andy Michael has died at the age of 61 after a short illness. Death of Andy who appeared on the show alongside his family from their home in Brighton from the very first episode of the hit series, was confirmed by Channel 4 and Studio Lambert. The statement read; "We are deeply saddened to share the passing of Gogglebox star Andy Michael at the age of 61 following a short illness. "Andy passed away last weekend with his family by his side. "Retired hotelier Andy, who brought much wit and insight to Gogglebox, was one of the show’s original cast members, appearing in the very first episode in 2013. "Beloved father to Katy, Alex, Pascal and Louis, and cherished husband of Carolyne, Andy was a much-loved and respected member of th...
PSG react as Real Madrid bid €160m for Mbappe
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PSG react as Real Madrid bid €160m for Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain have rejected a €160m bid from Real Madrid for Kylian Mbappe. Transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, confirmed this in a tweet on Tuesday night. According to him, Mbappe has turned down three contract offers from PSG, as he is keen to leave for Spain. Romano wrote: “Confirmed. Real Madrid have made a formal bid for €160m to sign Kylian Mbappe immediately. NO green light from Paris Saint-Germain yet. ️ “Kylian Mbappe has turned down more than three different proposals from PSG to extend the contract. He’s waiting too.” Mbappe has less than one year left on his current deal at Parc des Princes. The 22-year-old has netted 92 times in 109 league appearances since joining the club on loan in 2017.
Suspected Cholera Outbreak in Taraba, Leaves 7 dead
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Suspected Cholera Outbreak in Taraba, Leaves 7 dead

Seven people have been confirmed dead, following an outbreak of what is suspected to be cholera at Tella town in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State. The state Commissioner for health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai, who confirmed the incident in Jalingo, on Monday, August 23, also disclosed that several others had been hospitalized in health care centres in the area with symptoms of severe stooling and vomiting. Vakkai said that a team of medical experts from the state ministry of health had been dispatched to the area to investigate the cases and report back. Alhaji Musa Chul, the Chairman of Gassol Local Government Area, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview that at least 25 persons were on admission at the Tella Maternity Clinic after exhibiting symp...
Former Man United midfielder, Anderson accused of laundering £4.7m in illegal funds by using cryptocurrencies
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Former Man United midfielder, Anderson accused of laundering £4.7m in illegal funds by using cryptocurrencies

Former Manchester United midfielder, Anderson has been accused of laundering £4.7million through cryptocurrencies in Brazil. The 33-year-old was named by Brazilian newspaper Globo as one of eight people under investigation by a state prosecutor into a scheme designed to divert 35 million Brazilian reals (£4.7m) from the state stock exchange and launder money using cryptocurrencies. The state prosecutor did not name the individuals involved although Globo said it had confirmed Anderson was being investigated for his role in the scheme. The report said the individuals under investigation had been accused of committing crimes including theft, belonging to a criminal organisation and the laundering of goods, property or valuables. The investigation, named Crpytoshow, dates back...
Chelsea playmaker, Christian Pulisic tests positive for Covid-19; to miss Arsenal game on Sunday
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Chelsea playmaker, Christian Pulisic tests positive for Covid-19; to miss Arsenal game on Sunday

Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that winger Christian Pulisic has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating. Pulisic will now miss Chelsea’s Premier League London derby against Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday, August 22. His diagnosis comes a week after Ruben Loftus-Cheek contracted Covid-19, while Arsenal have also been dealing with their own outbreak after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Willian and Alex Runnarson were all affected. Thomas Tuchel confirmed: “Christian has unfortunately had a positive test and needs to follow the protocols. He’s not been training and is not available for the game.” The German also warned his players to beware a backlash from Arsenal as they battle their own Covid situati...
US: 49-year-old man arrested while allegedly attempting to bomb Capitol
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US: 49-year-old man arrested while allegedly attempting to bomb Capitol

A 49-year-old man identified as Floyd Ray Roseberry from North Carolina was arrested and taken into custody on Thursday for allegedly attempting to bomb US Capitol Hill. According to the report, FBI agents and members of the sheriff’s office in Cleveland County, North Carolina, went to his home, a representative for the sheriff’s office told News4. US Capitol Police chief Tom Manger told reporters earlier this Thursday afternoon that the suspect’s motives were not certain. He said that law enforcement agents negotiated with Roseberry with him and hoped for a “peaceful resolution” and later on Thursday, the chief of US Capitol Police, Tom Manger, confirmed that he has been taken into custody after surrendering to law enforcement officers. “Just moments ago, Floyd Roy Roseber...
Arsenal put six players up for sale [Full list]
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Arsenal put six players up for sale [Full list]

Arsenal have put at least six players up for sale before August 31 once Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale’s arrivals are confirmed. According to the Daily Mirror, the six players Arsenal want to sell this summer are Willian, Sead Kolasinac, Lucas Torreira, Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah and Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Mikel Arteta’s side have had a busy summer but have only agreed on one sale so far, with Joe Willock joining Newcastle for £25million after a productive loan spell at St James’ Park last season. David Luiz also left Emirates Stadium upon the expiry of his contract, while Matteo Guendouzi and William Saliba both joined Marseille on loan, with no other important departures at the Gunners. Meanwhile, Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Ben White have all joined the No...
Chelsea finally confirms Lukaku’s squad number
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Chelsea finally confirms Lukaku’s squad number

Chelsea on Wednesday confirmed that the club’s new signing, Romelu Lukaku, will wear the number 9 shirt at the club. Chelsea disclosed this in a statement via their website ahead of their Premier League clash with Arsenal this weekend. Lukaku took the squad number following the departure of Tammy Abraham from Chelsea. The statement read, “Romelu Lukaku will wear the number nine shirt for Chelsea this season. “The striker takes the vacant squad number following Tammy Abraham’s departure to Roma yesterday, with Lukaku continuing with the same shirt number that served him so well at Inter Milan last season. “The Belgian took part in his first official training session with his new Chelsea team-mates at Cobham yesterday, after completing a short spell in isolation following the ...
Fouad Bachirou: Omonia Nicosia sign Nottingham Forest midfielder
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Fouad Bachirou: Omonia Nicosia sign Nottingham Forest midfielder

The reigning Cypriot Championship kings have confirmed the signing of the Comoros international from the Reds Nottingham Forest have announced the departure of Fouad Bachirou to Omonia Nicosia on a free transfer. The midfielder joined the Cypriot top flight side on a two-year deal that will keep him at GSP Stadium until 2023. “Nottingham Forest can confirm that midfielder Fouad Bachirou has joined Cypriot side Omonia Nicosia on a free transfer,” a statement on the English Championship side's website read.
Chelsea gets major boost ahead of Arsenal clash
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Chelsea gets major boost ahead of Arsenal clash

Chelsea have been handed a significant injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on August 22. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, confirmed that midfielder, N’Golo Kante, would return to the Blues training this week and should be available for selection for the Arsenal clash after injury ruled him out for Chelsea’s Premier League opener against Crystal Palace at the weekend. The France international was absent as Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Marcos Alonso, Christian Pulisic and Trevoh Chalobah. DAILY POST reports that Kante was taken off midway through the second half of Chelsea’s Super Cup victory over Villarreal last week. “He [N’Golo Kante] felt it in the warm-up to the Super Cup match aga...
21 Nigerian Army Recruits Die In Horrific Jigawa Auto Crash
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21 Nigerian Army Recruits Die In Horrific Jigawa Auto Crash

No less than 21 military recruits have been killed in an accident in Jigawa State, Daily Post reports. The fatal incident happened after their vehicle submerged in water along the Gwaram/basirka road in Jigawa State. Police spokesman man ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam confirmed the incident to DAILY POST. He said the military recruits were en route to Gombe State.
Nigeria is the hub of Stolen Cars – Finance Minister, Ahmed Zainab
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Nigeria is the hub of Stolen Cars – Finance Minister, Ahmed Zainab

The Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said that majority of vehicles imported into Nigeria were stolen. The Minister said this while delivering a keynote address at the zonal sensitisation seminar on the National Vehicle Registry (VREG) policy in Abuja on Thursday, August 12. Tribune quotes the Minister as saying ''The National Bureau of Statistics confirmed that between 2015 and 2019, Nigeria imported an average of 300,000 vehicles with an average of 48 per cent increase in import annually, while an additional 45 per cent of vehicles are smuggled into the country annually, thus evading duty payment of which 40 per cent of these vehicles are stolen. A case study also revealed that between October 2018 to September 2019 the country recorded ...
Tuchel confirms serious Chelsea injury ahead of Crystal Palace clash
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Tuchel confirms serious Chelsea injury ahead of Crystal Palace clash

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Hakim Ziyech has suffered a “serious” injury. Ziyech opened the scoring for the Blues, as they went on to defeat Villarreal on penalties in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday night. Shortly after his goal, the Moroccan playmaker was taken off after falling on his shoulder. When asked about Ziyech’s injury, Tuchel said: “If you take a player out during the first half, it’s serious and unfortunately he was a very decisive player.” The former Ajax star will definitely miss Chelsea’s opening Premier League fixture on Saturday. Tuchel’s men welcome Crystal Palace to Stamford Bridge, as the German begins his first full season in charge.
‘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."
Lionel Messi: PSG Plans for Player Revealed
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Lionel Messi: PSG Plans for Player Revealed

Paris Saint-Germain are believed to have intensified talks with Lionel Messi, after his departure from Barcelona was confirmed on Thursday. The Ligue 1 side are one of the few clubs that can match Messi’s salary and perhaps his ambition. PSG will also present Messi the opportunity to line up alongside former Barca team mate, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in attack. The French giants have dominated the domestic scene, but are desperate to join an elite band of European clubs that have won the Champions League. They lost to Bayern Munich in the 2020 final, before they were eliminated last season in the semi-final by Manchester City. Instead of dipping into their deep pockets, PSG have decided to do smart business, spending close to nothing in transfer fees this summ...
Notoane: South Africa U23 coach’s future uncertain, blames part-time role for disappointing Olympics
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Notoane: South Africa U23 coach’s future uncertain, blames part-time role for disappointing Olympics

The former Santos FC striker explained that working for both Safa and Sundowns is demanding South Africa under-23 head coach David Notoane has admitted his future with the South African Football Association is uncertain, while also blaming the fact that he was busy with his coaching job at Mamelodi Sundowns' reserve team. This comes after the team's disappointing 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games campaign as they lost all of their Group A matches. Notoane confirmed that his contract with Safa expired at the end of the team's Olympic campaign.
Nigeria records Highest COVID-19 Cases in nearly five Months
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Nigeria records Highest COVID-19 Cases in nearly five Months

558 new Coronavirus cases were confirmed in Nigeria on Thursday July 29, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The federal agency said the figure reported on July 29 was the highest in almost five months. The last time Nigeria reported a daily figure higher than 558 was on March 4, 2021, when a total of 708 cases were confirmed. While Lagos State reported 376 new infections, Oyo recorded 33 more cases, Akwa Ibom and the FCT had 26 and 22 fresh infections respectively. Other states included Imo – 15, Bayelsa – 13, Ekiti – 13, Kano – 12, Ogun – 11, Plateau – 11, Delta – nine, Jigawa – six, Rivers – four, Zamfara – four, Edo – two, and Ebonyi – one. Two deaths were also recorded on Thursday, increasing the number of fatalities to 2,141. Since the count...
Lagos records 4 COVID-19 related Deaths in nearly 4 days
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Lagos records 4 COVID-19 related Deaths in nearly 4 days

Lagos State recorded four COVID-19 related deaths in nearly four days as confirmed by the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi. Abayomi in a post shared on Facebook, said the deaths which were recorded between July 14 and July 17 increased the state’s COVID-19 related mortality to 363. Though no additional detail was given about the deceased, Abayomi disclosed that there are currently 1,045 active COVID-19 cases in communities being managed under the Home Based Care. 5,455 tests were conducted on the reported dates, out of which 205 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed. He added that the new infections increased the state’s total COVID-19 infections to 61,026. 55, 617 of the infected people had recovered in communities, while 3,943 had recovered in the state’...
‘Feeling fit and strong’ – Spartak Moscow’s Moses ready for new season
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‘Feeling fit and strong’ – Spartak Moscow’s Moses ready for new season

The 30-year-old reveals his readiness to lead the People's Team when the new season gets underway on July 24 Victor Moses has confirmed his readiness to kick off the new campaign with Spartak Moscow after concluding their pre-season. The 30-year-old has enjoyed a good run of form in pre-season as he managed to score four goals in the Parimatch Premier Cup at the Otkritie Bank Arena. The former Chelsea player has taken to his social media pages to confirm his readiness to start in the Russian Premier League.
West Ham’s £34m man Felipe Anderson returns to Lazio on cut-price deal
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West Ham’s £34m man Felipe Anderson returns to Lazio on cut-price deal

The Premier League side have confirmed a deal with Lazio that will see the winger return to Serie A Felipe Anderson has left West Ham to return to Lazio, it has been confirmed. The winger joined the Premier League side from Lazio in 2018 in a deal worth £34 million ($44m). But the 28-year-old spent last season on loan at Porto and has opted to move back to Serie A this summer.
Fashion Sakala: Rangers finally unveil Zambia striker
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Fashion Sakala: Rangers finally unveil Zambia striker

The 24-year-old Chipolopolo international was paraded by the Scottish giants two months after he signed a pre-contract with them Rangers have finally confirmed the arrival of Zambia international Fashion Sakala, two months after they announced they had signed him. The 24-year-old signed a pre-contract to join the Scottish giants in May but he was not able to make it to pre-season training due to problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and passport issues. His absence from training had left many Rangers fans wondering but on Thursday, the club confirmed his arrival on their social media pages ahead of their upcoming pre-season friendly against Arsenal.
Irina Shayk reportedly confirms she and Kanye West are “just friends” and doesn’t want a relationship with him
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Irina Shayk reportedly confirms she and Kanye West are “just friends” and doesn’t want a relationship with him

Irina Shayk has reportedly confirmed she and Kanye West are just friends and that she doesn't want a relationship with him. The American rapper and Russian supermodel sparked dating rumors when they were spotted on French vacation last month. The pair were pictured enjoying a romantic stroll in Provence, France, at the luxury Villa La Coste boutique hotel where they were staying together. Irina Shayk reportedly confirms she and Kanye West are "just friends" and doesn Sources have told Page Six that Kanye West asked Irina Shayk to go to Paris for a couture show with him, but the gorgeous model and mom turned him down the offer. “She likes him as a friend, but doesn’t want a relationship with him,” says our source, explaining that the stunner said no to the trip in order to a...
Van Dijk, Gomez and Matip return as Liverpool name 34-man squad for Austrian pre-season camp
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Van Dijk, Gomez and Matip return as Liverpool name 34-man squad for Austrian pre-season camp

Jurgen Klopp's side are heading to Salzburg with Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and new signing Ibrahima Konate all part of the selection Liverpool have confirmed Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip will join up with Jurgen Klopp’s squad for the start of their pre-season schedule next week. The centre-backs will be part of a 34-man squad which will meet up in Austria on Monday as the Reds begin their preparations for the new season. Van Dijk has been absent since last October due to a serious knee injury, while Gomez has not featured since November. Matip damaged ankle ligaments in January, but all three should be ready to play a significant role in pre-season.

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