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Transfer: 28-year-old defender finally leaves Arsenal ahead of Liverpool clash
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Transfer: 28-year-old defender finally leaves Arsenal ahead of Liverpool clash

Arsenal left-back, Sead Kolasinac has left the Emirates and has completed his move to Marseille. In an Instagram post on Tuesday evening, the defender admitted that his Arsenal career “hasn’t been easy sometimes.” The 28-year-old joined the Gunners from German side Schalke 04 in 2017 and went on to play 118 games in all competitions in total for Arsenal. He, however, fell out of Mikel Arteta’s favour, making only 14 appearances for the Gunners since the start of the 2020/21 season. Kolasinac was loaned to Schalke last season but did not find playing opportunities at the club which led to his contract being cancelled and Marseille snapping him up. “Thank you Gunners, for the past years – even though it hasn’t been easy sometimes,” Kolasinac wrote on Instagram. “I always ...
Salah finally equals Jamie Vardy’s record
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Salah finally equals Jamie Vardy’s record

Liverpool ace, Mohamed Salah has finally equalled Leicester City striker Jamie Verdy’s Premier League record after scoring a goal in his side’s 3-1 victory over Newcastle United on Thursday. Salah scored his 15th Premier League goal of the season as Liverpool defeated Newcastle at Anfield. His contribution means he has either scored or assisted a goal in 15 consecutive league appearances, equaling Vardy’s record of 15 games. Vardy achieved the feat between August and December 2015. After a 1-1 draw in 21 minutes during the encounter, Salah gave Jurgen Klopp’s side a 2-1 lead in the 25 minutes before Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a late goal to seal the victory for Liverpool. Salah will now hope to surpass Vardy’s record when Liverpool tackle Tottenham on Sunday in their ne...
Yobe Govt announces 10% Deduction in Workers’ Salaries to boost education
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Yobe Govt announces 10% Deduction in Workers’ Salaries to boost education

Yobe State Government has announced that 10 percent of workers’ basic salary for November would be deducted as their contribution to the education recovery appeal fund. The Commissioner of Home Affairs, Information, and Culture, Mohammed Lamin who is also the Chairman Sub-committee for Yobe Education Recovery Appeal Fund disclosed this on Monday Novemer 22, in Damaturu while briefing newsmen. He said the devastating effects of Boko Haram insurgency in the state have compelled the state to embark on fundraising for education recovery in the state. The commissioner also made an appeal to the Civil Servants whom he describe as major stakeholders to contribute 10% of their basic salaries towards achieving the set objective. “It is imperative here to state that, educating our ci...
Reps pass bill to make free healthcare for children mandatory
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Reps pass bill to make free healthcare for children mandatory

A bill seeking mandatory and free healthcare service for all Nigerian children scaled through second reading on Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the House of Representatives. The bill titled "Bill for an Act to make Health Care Service Delivery Free for all Children in Nigeria; and for Related Matters (HB. 1504)" is sponsored by Hon. Bello Kaoje (APC, Kebbi). Kaoje who led the debate on the general principle of the bill at plenary said it was first introduced in July this year. The lawmaker said that with the Federal Government healthcare initiative, Save One Million Lives (SOML), it is therefore pertinent to make medical services free for children in Nigeria, essentially because of the risks they face. He said: "Children’s health needs are significantly different from those of adults....
Anambra government declares Tuesday public holiday to honor Nnamdi Azikiwe
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Anambra government declares Tuesday public holiday to honor Nnamdi Azikiwe

Anambra State government has declared Tuesday, November 16, 2021, as a public holiday in honour of Nigeria’s first president, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, who was born on November 16, 1904. This was disclosed in a statement by the state commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba. Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has previously called on the federal government to recognize the date as a nation-wide public holiday, in honour of Azikiwe’s contribution to Nigeria. This year makes it the third year the Anambra State government would be observing the birthday anniversary. Adinuba said in the statement released on behalf of Obiano: "It was the Great Zik of Africa who inspired such outstanding Pan-African leaders as Dr Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana who led h...
Sound Sultan knew about his health condition and yet sacrificed his comfort to fight for the common man, Buhari was sick and he ran to London for 6 months – Reno Omokri
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Sound Sultan knew about his health condition and yet sacrificed his comfort to fight for the common man, Buhari was sick and he ran to London for 6 months – Reno Omokri

Former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri has compared late singer, Sound Sultan's contribution to the #EndSARS protest to that of President Muhammadu Buhari when he was sick. Omokri shared a collage of Sound Sultan at the protest ground, and said the singer who died of lung cancer this year knew about his health condition, yet sacrificed his comfort to fight for the common man. He however alleged that Buhari "ran to London for 6 months" when he was sick. Omokri stated that whenever a ''sane regime'' rises to power, Sultan's photo should be put on Nigeria’s stamp. He wrote; And to think that Sound Sultan knew about his health condition, yet he sacrificed his comfort to fight for the common man. What an uncommon man. Buhari was sick and he ran to London for 6 months. In a similar...
Queen Elizabeth turns down honour from The Oldie of the Year Awards because she believes ‘you are only as old as you feel’
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Queen Elizabeth turns down honour from The Oldie of the Year Awards because she believes ‘you are only as old as you feel’

The Queen has reportedly turned down an honour from The Oldie of the Year Awards because she 'didn't believe she met the relevant criteria' to accept. Her Majesty, 95, declined the award, saying that 'you are only as old as you feel' - before adding she hopes they find a more 'worthy recipient.' Gyles Brandreth, who is chairman of the awards, penned a letter to the monarch's private secretary Sir Edward Young to ask if she would be willing to accept the Oldie of the Year award. But in a letter published in the magazine's November issue, her assistant private secretary Tom Laing-Baker penned: 'Her Majesty believes you are as old as you feel, as such The Queen does not believe she meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept and hopes you will find a more worthy recipient.' ...
Governor Sanwo-Olu demands review of revenue sharing formula, seeks special status for Lagos
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Governor Sanwo-Olu demands review of revenue sharing formula, seeks special status for Lagos

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called for a review on the current sharing formula to reflect the contribution of stakeholders to the common purse. In his speech at the opening of a two-day South-west zonal public hearing on the review of the revenue allocation formula organised by Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) in Lagos on Monday October 4, Sanwo-Olu stated that a new revenue sharing formula that is fair and equitable is needed. Also appealing for Lagos to be granted a "special status", the Governor said it will help in delivering high-quality services and dividends of democracy to Nigerians. He said; “The best way to guarantee national progress and development is by paying attention to subnational development because the national is a summatio...
Kenyan Olympic champion gifts uncle who raised her since she was two a house
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Kenyan Olympic champion gifts uncle who raised her since she was two a house

Kenyan Olympic champion, Peres Chepchirchir has gifted her uncle David Barno who raised her since she was 2-years-old a house. Chepchirchir who gifted her uncle and his wife a house in a ceremony attended by friends and family as well as neighbours, won the 2020 Olympics marathon and holds the current world record for the women’s half-marathon. Thanking her uncle for his contribution in her life, she said; "Thanks to my uncle for taking care of me since I was two years old, this is for you. Thank you God for such a blessing." Chepchirchir had in a past interview revealed how athletics changed her life and that of her family. She said; “I lost my mother when I was two years old. My father had three wives and m...
Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia reacts as Tammy Abraham joins Mourinho at Roma
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Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia reacts as Tammy Abraham joins Mourinho at Roma

Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia, has revealed that striker Tammy Abraham will always be welcome back at Stamford Bridge. Granovskaia said this while reacting to Abraham’s departure from Chelsea. Abraham completed a permanent transfer move to Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma on Tuesday morning. “Tammy will always be welcomed back at Stamford Bridge as one of our own,” Granovskaia said. “We have all enjoyed watching his progress through our academy and into the first-team squad, and are grateful for his contribution to our successes at senior and youth level. “His many goals in a Chelsea shirt and, of course, his part in our Champions League triumph last season will never be forgotten. “I am sure all Chelsea supporters will join me in wishing Tammy a long and su...
2023 Presidency: There’s no succession agreement between Buhari and Tinubu – VON DG, Osita Okechukwu
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2023 Presidency: There’s no succession agreement between Buhari and Tinubu – VON DG, Osita Okechukwu

Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu has countered claims that president Muhammadu Buhari and national chieftain of the All Progressives congress, Ahmed Bola Tinubu have a succession agreement. Addressing newsmen on Thursday July 22 in Abuja, Okechukwu said pioneer national chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Senator Rufai Hanga's claim of an “implied agreement” that President Buhari would hand over power to Tinubu in 2023 is false as the President rarely goes into an agreement with people. He said; “As a member of the defunct CPC, I never heard of such an agreement and most importantly, Mr President will not want to or better put rarely enters into any formal or informal agreement with anybody. But he appreciates good deeds. ...
Governor Sanwo-Olu arrests machete-wielding criminals in Ojota
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Governor Sanwo-Olu arrests machete-wielding criminals in Ojota

The war against criminality in Lagos State has gone a notch higher as the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu personally arrested a gang of suspected criminals, which specialises in harassing motorists and road users in traffic. The gang of suspected criminals met their waterloo Monday morning, July 12, while attempting to unleash terror on a motorist around Ojota in-bound Alausa. Help however came for the motorist as Governor Sanwo-Olu's convoy approached the scene to rescue him from the three machete-wielding criminals who were at the time, trying to forcefully drag him out of his vehicle. The security personnel attached to the Governor swooped on the suspects, retrieved the dangerous weapons from them and arrested the three of them. It would be recalled that Gover...
Euro 2020: England players to donate prize money
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Euro 2020: England players to donate prize money

  England’s players will donate their Euro 2020 prize money to various NHS charities. The Three Lions take on Italy in the final on Sunday. The Football Association receive about £24million if Gareth Southgate’s men win at Wembley. Part of that money – around £9.6m – will be shared among the 26-man squad. But the players have decided to donate their winnings to help the NHS. If England however lose to Italy, the squad would get a bonus of around £8.5m. The players are already donating their match fees for each Euro 2020 game to worthy causes. “Following positive discussions with the FA, the England senior men’s squad are pleased to confirm that a significant donation from their international match fees will be made to NHS Charities Together via the #Players...
England vs Denmark: Ex-Chelsea defender, Ashley Cole apologises to Phillips after 2-1 win
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England vs Denmark: Ex-Chelsea defender, Ashley Cole apologises to Phillips after 2-1 win

Former Chelsea left-back, Ashley Cole, has revealed that he issued a personal apology to England midfielder, Kalvin Phillips after the Three Lions defeated Denmark 2-1 in Wednesday’s Euro 2020 semi-final tie. Phillips delivered a solid display at the heart of England’s midfield as Gareth Southgate’s defeated Denmark during extra time to qualify for Euro 2020 final. But the Leeds United star had come under fire before the start of the Euro 2020. Cole was among those who questioned Phillips’ contribution on social media and suggested that the 25-year-old did not merit a place in England’s midfield. However, after England’s win over Denmark, Cole revealed that he approached Phillips to say ‘sorry’. “It’s emotional,” Cole told ITV. “I will say it live on air, I had to get...
Court orders NSITF to reinstate dismissed staff
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Court orders NSITF to reinstate dismissed staff

The judge, in addition, said that there was no documentary evidence that the agency complied with its own rules and provisions of the constitution in dismissing the claimant. She, therefore, declared the summary dismissal of the claimant on Feb. 15 2017, as unlawful, null and void and of no effect. She equally ordered his immediate reinstatement to the position of Deputy Manager with all the rights and privileges attached to his office, and with no loss of seniority. The court further ordered NSITF to pay Akinwande within 30 days all his outstanding salaries, allowances, emoluments, and all other perks attached to his position as Deputy Manager from the Feb.13, 2017, till date. In addition, the court ordered that the claimant be placed in the same position with his colleagues w...
You can’t rule out anything’ – Werner’s agent quizzed on Chelsea to Bayern Munich transfer
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You can’t rule out anything’ – Werner’s agent quizzed on Chelsea to Bayern Munich transfer

The German forward has spent just one season at Stamford Bridge and is not expected to return to his homeland just yet Timo Werner's agent admits "you can't rule out anything" as a future reunion with new Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann is speculated on for the Chelsea striker. One testing campaign has been spent at Stamford Bridge by the Germany international, with only 12 goals scored by a man whose prolific record when arriving in England had hinted at much more. Champions League glory was savoured with the Blues, but questions have been asked of Werner's contribution and how long he could stick around in west London - especially as Bayern have been linked with him in the past and now have the former RB Leipzig coach in their dugout.
Euro 2020: Lampard discloses only problem he had with N’golo Kante at Chelsea
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Euro 2020: Lampard discloses only problem he had with N’golo Kante at Chelsea

  Former Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard has revealed the only problem he had with N’golo Kante, while he was in charge at Stamford Bridge. The Englishman said the ‘problem’ was trying to stop the midfielder from running too much during training sessions. Lampard handled Kante and his Chelsea teammates for 18 months before he was kicked out and replaced by former Paris Saint-Germain boss, Thomas Tuchel at the end of January. Kante struggled with hamstring injury at the time Lampard first came in but has recovered, establishing himself as an integral part of Chelsea’s midfield. Lampard, who anchored Chelsea midfield for many years, described Kante’s contribution to both club and country as ‘priceless’ and admits the only downside to managing the World Cup winner is havin...
Euro 2020: Ronaldo not the most valuable player in Portugal team – Bruno Fernandes
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Euro 2020: Ronaldo not the most valuable player in Portugal team – Bruno Fernandes

  Portugal playmaker, Bruno Fernandes, has said captain of the team, Cristiano Ronaldo, is not the most valuable player. Ronaldo netted a brace, as the defending champions beat Hungary 3-0 in their first Euro 2020 game on Tuesday. Yet while he may be nearing the all-time record goalscoring tally at international level, Fernandes feels his contribution to the group as a whole is what takes precedence. Discussing his captain, Fernandes told reporters: “Ronaldo is influential, as always. He is another one who wants to do his best and is making a difference.” Before adding: “The most valuable player in the national team is the ‘we’. The ‘we’ is the most important, there are many Is, but the ‘us’ is what counts.”
Premier League Announces Punishment for Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal
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Premier League Announces Punishment for Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal

  The English Premier League has confirmed that the six English clubs that secretly agreed to play in a European Super League (ESL) will pay a combined £22m fine. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Premier League and the Football Association on Wednesday afternoon. The teams – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham – have also agreed to a £25m fine and a potential 30-point deduction, if it happens in future. “As a gesture of goodwill, the clubs have collectively agreed to make a contribution of £22m, which will go towards the good of the game, including new investment in support for fans, grassroots football and community programmes,” the statement read in part. It added that “the clubs have agreed to support rule ...
Why we Extended Giroud, Silva’s Contracts – Chelsea
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Why we Extended Giroud, Silva’s Contracts – Chelsea

  Chelsea has explained why the club extended the contracts of Olivier Giroud and Thiago Silva. The reigning Champions League winners extended both Giroud and Silva’s contracts by a year on Friday. Giroud’s current deal was due to expire at the end of this campaign, but an extension means the Frenchman’s three-and-a-half-year stay at Stamford continues for another year. Chelsea also exercised an option to extend Silva’s contract by one year, taking his time at the west London club into a second season. Explaining why Chelsea extended both players’ contracts, the club’s Director, Marina Granovskaia, told Chelsea’s website: “Olivier has been such a crucial part of so many big moments for this club, from his contribution to our FA Cup victory in 2018 to scoring 11 goal...
Chelsea’s Timo Werner Reveals final decision on Leaving Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea’s Timo Werner Reveals final decision on Leaving Stamford Bridge

  Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has made known his final decision on leaving Stamford Bridge this summer. Werner said he has no intention to quit Chelsea this summer despite his struggles in front of goal in his first season for the Blues. The Germany international disclosed this ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League final against Manchester City on Saturday. He scored only six goals in 35 Premier League games for Thomas Tuchel’s side since joining Chelsea from Red Bull Leipzig last summer for £47.5million. “Of course,” Werner told the Daily Telegraph when asked if he wanted to stay at Chelsea beyond this summer. “In terms of scoring and missing chances, it was the worst season. But in the end, I still have 27 goal contributions. “I think I’m the first in our te...
Former Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame
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Former Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame

Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard has become the latest player to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. Lampard, who is the club's all-time leading goalscorer, scored 177 goals in 609 Premier League appearances for West Ham, Chelsea, and Manchester City. He won the Premier League three times during a storied 13-year career at Stamford Bridge, during which he scored 211 goals in all competitions. The 42-year-old is widely considered as one of Chelsea's greatest ever players and has now been recognised for his contributions in the top flight of English football. He picked up four Premier League Player of the Month awards and the 2004-05 Premier League Player of the Season gong. Lampard joins Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Roy Keane and Eric Cantona in the Hall of Fame. ...
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The Anglo-Nigerian made a key contribution for the Eagles against Paul Heckingbottom’s men at Bramall Lane Eberechi Eze scored and provided an assist as Crystal Palace secured a 2-0 victory over Sheffield United in Saturday’s Premier League game. The midfielder was handed a starting role in the encounter and helped Roy Hodgson’s men end their four-game winless run. Ivory Coast international Wilfried Zaha, Senegal defender Cheikhou Kouyate and Ghana international Jeffrey Schlupp also started the game for Palace.
Ukraine May Seek Nuclear Weapons if NATO Rejects its Membership Application and Abandons them to Russia
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Ukraine May Seek Nuclear Weapons if NATO Rejects its Membership Application and Abandons them to Russia

A Ukrainian diplomat has warned that his country may be forced to acquire nuclear weapons to safeguard the country if NATO does not accede to its membership demand amid spiralling tensions with neighbouring Russia. Andriy Melnyk, Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany, suggested to national public radio network Deutschlandfunk that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky’s administration is weighing all possible options as fears mount over an imminent invasion by Russia. The remark also comes as the US pulled back two of its war ships that were on route the black sea after getting warnings from Russia. “Either we are part of an alliance like NATO and also make our contribution to strengthen this Europe, or we have only one option; to rearm ourselves,” Germany’s DPA news agency q...
Are Real Madrid next? Top-class Jota fires Liverpool past Arsenal to boost Champions League hopes
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Are Real Madrid next? Top-class Jota fires Liverpool past Arsenal to boost Champions League hopes

The Portuguese came off the bench to score twice in a crucial 3-0 victory at the Emirates that moved the Reds up to fifth in the Premier League table Talk about an instant impact. Talk about a big contribution in a big game. Talk about a top-class signing. Talk about Diogo Jota. The Portugal star is becoming the go-to man for Liverpool, and he delivered again at the Emirates on Saturday, scoring twice off the substitutes’ bench to hand the Reds a vital 3-0 win over a subdued, overmatched Arsenal. That’s a dozen goals now in a Liverpool shirt for Jota, who has looked a million dollars since his summer switch from Wolves. As buys go, there have been few better in the Premier League this season. It was 0-0 when he arrived into this game, replacing Andy Robertson just after the ...
Nigeria’s Democracy not complete without Tinubu – Sanwo-Olu
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Nigeria’s Democracy not complete without Tinubu – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has lauded the contributions of Bola Tinubu to the development of Nigeria, saying the country’s democracy cannot be complete without him. Sanwo-Olu made this known on Sunday via a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, while felicitating with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on his 69th birthday. While describing Tinubu as a visionary leader and a rare mentor with exceptional abilities in various areas of human endeavours, he said the APC leader is a political pathfinder, nationalist and detribalised Nigerian, who has contributed in no small measure to the socio-political and economic growth of the state and Nigeria as a whole. “The story of...
Peter Lorimer, Leeds United’s all-time Record Goalscorer is Dead
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Peter Lorimer, Leeds United’s all-time Record Goalscorer is Dead

Peter Lorimer, English Premier League side, Leeds United’s all-time record goalscorer is dead. Lorimer died at the aged of 74 after a long illness. During his playing days, Lorimer scored 238 goals in 705 appearances during his 23-year stint at Leeds. Lorimer, a former Scotland international, helped Leeds win two league titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup. He scored in the European Cup final between Leeds United and Bayern Munich in 1975 but his goal was controversially ruled out as Leeds went on to lose the game 2-0. “It is with great sadness, Leeds United has learned of the passing of club legend Peter Lorimer this morning at the age of 74 following a long-term illness,’ read a statement from Leeds. “Peter’s contribution to Leeds United will never be forgotten and...
I Can Play as Goalkeeper for Guardiola – Ilkay Gundogan
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I Can Play as Goalkeeper for Guardiola – Ilkay Gundogan

Manchester City midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan has declared that he would be happy to play as a goalkeeper or a fullback if manager, Pep Guardiola so desires. Gundogan has been playing in a more advanced role for Manchester City this season from where he has been scoring goals. Manchester City secured a 4-0 victory on aggregate against Borussia Monchengladbach to cruise into the last-eight with Kevin De Bruyne and Gundogan on the scoresheet on Tuesday. City now join Real Madrid, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and Porto in the quarter-finals line-up. Gundogan’s goal was his 15th for Manchester City this season in all competitions and after the match, Guardiola was left ‘delighted’ with the Germany international’s latest contribution. The midfielder said tha...
Guardiola Names most Intelligent, Wisest Player he has Seen
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Guardiola Names most Intelligent, Wisest Player he has Seen

  Pep Guardiola has singled out one player among his star-studded side for praise after their 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday. The Spaniard hailed Ilkay Gundogan as one of the ‘most intelligent’ players he’s ever worked with in his career. Manchester City secured a 4-0 victory on aggregate against the German side to cruise into the last-eight with Kevin De Bruyne and Gundogan on the score sheet. City now join Real Madrid, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and Porto in the quarter-finals line-up. It was Gundogan’s 15th goal for Manchester City this season in all competitions and Guardiola was left ‘delighted’ with the Germany international’s latest contribution. “He’s always had a sense of goa...
Infantino Reacts as Pinnick Wins FIFA Council Seat
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Infantino Reacts as Pinnick Wins FIFA Council Seat

  FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, has expressed his optimism that the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, will make a meaningful contribution to the development of football after his election as a member of the FIFA Council. Pinnick won the highly-coveted seat, defeating Malawian FA president, Walter Nyamilandu during the 43rd CAF General Assembly in Rabat. The 50-year-old becomes the third Nigerian to achieve the feat after Oyo Orok Oyo and Amos Adamu. Pinnick will be representing Africa in the highest decision-making organisation of the world football governing body, along with Egypt’s Hany Abou Rida, Morocco’s Fouzi Lekjaa, Mali’s Mamoutou Toure, Benin’s Mathurin De Chacus and Sierra Leone’s Aisha Johansen. “I would like herewith ...
Man Utd vs AC Milan: Solskjaer Gives Update on Cavani’s Future
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Man Utd vs AC Milan: Solskjaer Gives Update on Cavani’s Future

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said “a decision hasn’t been made” over Edinson Cavani’s future. This follows reports that the Uruguay striker has decided to leave Old Trafford. Cavani arrived last summer at Old Trafford on a free transfer and has scored six goals in nine Premier League matches. However, reports claim he will turn down the chance to extend his stay in Manchester for another season. His father also added fuel to the fire by claiming Cavani “doesn’t feel comfortable” in England and wants to return to South America. Solskjaer is adamant that no concrete plans have been made yet. “Well Edinson is fully focused on being available for us and working really hard to get fit,” Solskjaer said before Manchester United’s Europa League clash w...
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are Already Proving They Can Live a Life of Public Service Even Though They are no Longer Working Royals
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are Already Proving They Can Live a Life of Public Service Even Though They are no Longer Working Royals

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are proving that they can still live a life of public service even though they are no longer working royals. When the Queen announced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would not be returning to their royal roles, the couple surprised everyone with their icy comeback, refuting the Queen’s claims that it is “not possible” for Meghan and Prince Harry “to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.” The couple responded in their own statement that they remain committed to giving back. Their new partnership with World Central Kitchen shows they’re not letting their tension with the royal family interfere with their dedication to public service. World Central Kitchen shared on their Instagram that they have te...
CACOVID Disowns BUA’s Contribution Of 1 Million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine
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CACOVID Disowns BUA’s Contribution Of 1 Million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine

The private sector-led coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has disowned the statement by the BUA group, stating that the company plans to purchase one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for Nigeria. In a statement issued earlier on Monday, the BUA group had announced that it would purchase one million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, through the AfreximBank vaccine programme in partnership with Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID). However, in a statement, CACOVID denied BUA’s contribution to securing the doses, stating that purchase of the vaccine cannot be done by individuals or companies, but only through the federal government.
Former Ondo Governorship Aspirant, Jumoke Anifowose Suspended by APC
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Former Ondo Governorship Aspirant, Jumoke Anifowose Suspended by APC

Mrs Jumoke Anifowose, a former governorship candidate in Ondo state has been suspended by the state's chapter of the All Progressives Congress. Spokesperson of the party in the State, Alex Kalejaiye said Anifowose's suspension was contained in a letter signed by 25 out of the 29 officers of the party at a meeting in Igboroko unit 1, Ward2, Owo Local Government Area of the state. She was accused anti-party activities, not making any contribution to the development of the party and not been attending party meetings in the last four years.
Teacher Fakes her Own Kidnap in Kwara to Extort N250, 000 From her Father
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Teacher Fakes her Own Kidnap in Kwara to Extort N250, 000 From her Father

The police in Kwara state have arrested a 24-year-old teacher, Medinat Ibrahim,  for allegedly faking her own kidnap just to extort N250, 000 from her father. Medinat, who was paraded alongside two other suspects identified as Amudalat Wahab (30) and Hammed Lekan (28) said she committed the crime to raise money to settle a debt which accrued from the monthly contribution at the private school where she serves as a teacher. She alleged she was maltreated by her stepmother who also caused friction between her and her father, adding that she decided to fake her own kidnap to get money to offset debts she incurred during COVID-19 lockdown.   I teach in a private school where I was paid N15,000. We organised monthly contribution which I collected and invested in a business, b...
Ubi Franklin Apologies for Posting Fake Sex Video of Nengi and Ozo
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Ubi Franklin Apologies for Posting Fake Sex Video of Nengi and Ozo

Following the backlash by fans on social media, the talent manager turned blogger has apologized to Ozo and Nengi’s family for his contribution to tarnish their children’s images after the handlers of the housemates’s social media page called him out. Ubi released a statement on Tweeter as he apologised. He wrote: I saw that video flying around, and I thought it was true so I reposted.                 I have now found out it was doctored and I am really sad that someone could think of putting up a video like that to deceive the public.  I sincerely apologize for posting the said video.I have from day one supported many if not all the housemates in the current Big Brother Naija Lockdown house and the evidence is there for al...
Ufoma McDermott Thanks her Husband for his Contribution in their Children’s Life as She Celebrates him on his Birthday
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Ufoma McDermott Thanks her Husband for his Contribution in their Children’s Life as She Celebrates him on his Birthday

Actress Ufoma McDermott took to Instagram to praise her husband on his birthday. Ufoma shared photos of Steven McDermott bonding with their kids and she thanked him for his contribution to their lives. She wrote: "#HappyBirthday to my dear husband. The past few months have made me appreciate you even more. Teacher daddy Not sure I could have coped well with running 2 online schools but for you. Thanks for making yourself available to be disturbed by the kids and I, and playing good cop when I’m determined to punish the kids. May your heart desires be granted, may you enjoy many more years in good health and wealth. May joy and happiness never leave our home. May grace always embrace you my love. Happy birthday."
Super Eagles coach Rohr needs support to succeed – Utaka
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Super Eagles coach Rohr needs support to succeed – Utaka

The 38-year-old feels the German tactician can surpass the performances of previous Super Eagles managers Former Nigeria international John Utaka believes Gernot Rohr needs support to succeed as coach of the Super Eagles. The German tactician was appointed as manager of the West Africans in 2016 and has made a meaningful contribution to the side since his arrival. Rohr is set to sign a new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as his current deal with the governing body is set to expire next month.
CNN Recognizes Davido For His Philanthropic Contribution Towards Fight Against Coronavirus (Video)
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CNN Recognizes Davido For His Philanthropic Contribution Towards Fight Against Coronavirus (Video)

Davido is making an impact across the world with his music and he is getting recognition for his good works. On Saturday, the singer was featured on international news network CNN for his latest song “D & G” which he sang in support of the Coronavirus research. Davido announced that all the proceeds from his new video, “D & G” will be donated to fashion house Dolce & Gabbana to provide funds for research to combat Coronavirus. He explained why he was giving this huge donation during an interview with entertainment reporter, Chloe Melas. The entertainment reporter asked him why he’s donating the proceeds of his new music video to coronavirus research and also what it was like when his fiancé tested positive for the virus. Watch the video below:-
Akinjide was a brilliant advocate, one of the finest of legal profession – NBA
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Akinjide was a brilliant advocate, one of the finest of legal profession – NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, on Tuesday, mourned the death of its former President, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, describing him as an a brilliant advocate and an icon of the legal profession. The legal body, in a statement that was signed by its National Assistant Publicity Secretary, Akorede Lawal, noted that the late Chief Akinjide was steeped in the ethics of the Bar and made immense contributions when he served as President of the Association between 1970 to 1973. “It is with grave regret that the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro, SAN received the news of the passing of Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN – an icon of the legal profession and a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association. “Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN passed away in the early hours of to...
Saka Equals Fabregas’ 13-year Arsenal Record After Assist Against Everton
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Saka Equals Fabregas’ 13-year Arsenal Record After Assist Against Everton

Bukayo Saka’s assist during Arsenal’s 3-2 victory over Everton saw the teenager equal a club record held by former player Cesc Fabregas that has stood for 13-years. Coming on as a first half substitute for the injured Sead Kolasinac, Saka took less than 10 minutes to make a mark on the match. The Arsenal academy graduate whipped in a perfect cross, which was diverted into the net by Eddie Nketiah to make it 1-1. With his match changing contribution, Saka equalled a club record which hasn’t been achieved by another player since 2006/07. Fabregas was the last teenager to reach double figures for assists in a single season with Arsenal, and Saka has now achieved the same feat, moving onto 10 in all competitions. Speaking after the game, Mikel Arteta praised Saka’s cross for N...
Will Smith and Martins Lawrence Named Honorary Police Officers by Miami City Police Force
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Will Smith and Martins Lawrence Named Honorary Police Officers by Miami City Police Force

Hollywood actors, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, ahead of the release of the new 'Bad Boys for Life' movie, were on Sunday honored by the Miami City Police Force for their outstanding contribution to the growth of the entertainment industry in Miami. Smith has lived and worked in Miami for almost half a century, and the Bad Boys movie Franchise has always been shot in Miami, hence the Miami city police force thought it wise to celebrate and honor Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, and handed them 'keys to the city' plaque and Miami police force badges while also granting them honorary police officer titles, roles they both played in the Bad Boys film. Smith took to Instagram to celebrate the achievement . He posted; “Been rockin’ with Miami for over 25 years and today me an...
Manchester City Captain, Vincent Kompany Confirms leaving club
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Manchester City Captain, Vincent Kompany Confirms leaving club

Manchester City captain, Vincent Kompany, has confirmed he will leave the club this summer, having secured an historic domestic treble. Kompany, 33, is City’s longest-serving player, having joined in August 2008, but his contract runs out at the end of the season. He has been blighted with injury problems in recent years but started five of City’s last six Premier League matches to help them win the title, including scoring a stunning winner against Leicester in the penultimate game. In a post on his verified Facebook page, Kompany wrote: “As overwhelming as it is, the time has come for me to go. And what a season to bow out. I feel nothing but gratefulness. I am grateful to all those who supported me on a special journey, at a...
‘Ngige Not Fit To Be Minister’ – NLC
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‘Ngige Not Fit To Be Minister’ – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged workers in the nation’s airports and those in the 163 countries that are members of the International Trade Union Confederation to embarrass the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige and members of his family. Speaking with journalists, the national president of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said Ngige’s use of thugs against harmless protesters shows he against the union. Wanna said: ”He is not fit to be a minister. He has no reason to be called the minister of labor. He is a lord of his own and therefore instead of protecting us, he is against us. “Therefore we have nothing to do with him under the circumstance. “NLC has sent messages to all workers in the 163 countries who are members of the ITUC to embarrass the minister and members o...
Tiger Woods to Receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom when he Visits President Trump next Week
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Tiger Woods to Receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom when he Visits President Trump next Week

American Golf champion, Tiger Woods, who won his fifth Masters last month is set to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom when he visits President Donald Trump at the White House next week. According to CNN, Tiger Woods will visit the White House next week, where he will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump. But the ceremony's exact date next week is unknown. After Woods won the fifth Masters title, Trump said in a tweet that he had congratulated the golfer and would also be presenting Woods with the presidential medal of freedom. "Spoke to @TigerWoods to congratulate him on the great victory he had in yesterday's @TheMasters, & to inform him that because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE, I...
Man Released from Prison Returns Home Only  to Find Wife with Another Man
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Man Released from Prison Returns Home Only to Find Wife with Another Man

Amoh Mensah, an ex-convict released from the Nsawam Prison in Ghana, got the shock of his life when he realized that his wife had dumped him for another man. According to the Executive Director of Crime Check Foundation, Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, Amo Mensah spent the first night of his release on the streets after discovering that his wife of many years couldn’t wait for him. Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng shared the story of Mensah on his Facebook page: “Most ex-convicts re-offend and go back to Prison because of stigma and lack of job opportunities. That’s why Crime Check Foundation in collaboration with Christian Atsu has come up with the CCF Reintegration Project which seeks to support ex-convicts with means of livelihood. Amo Mensah is one of the beneficiaries. After coming out of ...
What Ambode Said After Receiving UEFA Champions League Trophy
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What Ambode Said After Receiving UEFA Champions League Trophy

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday received the UEFA Champions League Trophy at the Government House at Alausa, Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the trophy was presented by the championship Ambassador and former captain of Barcelona FC of Spain, Carles Puyo. Puyol, a three-time Champions League winner, is in Nigeria on a three-day visit to lead the UEFA Champions League Tour to bring the tournament closer to the fans. Ambode, who was represented by the Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Tandoh, also received Nigerian football legend, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, who was part of the delegation. The trophy tour was organised by the Nigerian Breweries Plc. Ambode laud...
Governor El-Rufai Gives Political Appointees April 30th Ultimatum to Resign
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Governor El-Rufai Gives Political Appointees April 30th Ultimatum to Resign

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has given political appointees till April 30, 2019, to resign from office. A statement issued by the spokesman for the governor, Samuel Aruwan, says this to enable the governor to commence the selection of his new cabinet team for his second term in the office which commences on May 29. According to the directive, each notice of resignation must be submitted along with a handover note, signed by the political appointee on behalf of the MDA or office to which he or she had been appointed, and should be addressed to the Principal Private Secretary to the governor. Those affected by the directive include Commissioners in the State Executive Council, All Permanent Secretaries, Special Advisers, Director...

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