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Angelina Jolie opens up on divorce from Brad Pitt, says she feared for the safety of her ‘whole family’ while married to him
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Angelina Jolie opens up on divorce from Brad Pitt, says she feared for the safety of her ‘whole family’ while married to him

Superstar actress, Angelina Jolie has opened up on her divorce and lengthy custody battle with ex-husband Brad Pitt. The 46-year-old Oscar-winning actress and humanitarian in an new interview with The Guardian's Weekend magazine, said she feared for the safety of her "whole family" amid the divorce but "can't speak about" details due to the ongoing legal situation (Pitt has denied allegations of physical abuse). The Envoy for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) who has written a new book focusing on the rights of minors — titled Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth — with Amnesty International and human rights lawyer Geraldine Van Bueren, also revealed in the interview that said her activism for children's rights has ...
Man United, PSG: Ronaldo, Messi are like Rats – Jordan
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Man United, PSG: Ronaldo, Messi are like Rats – Jordan

Former Crystal Palace owner, Simon Jordan, has described Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as “rats” running away from financial sinking ships. Jordan was reacting to Messi and Ronaldo’s decisions to leave Barcelona and Juventus respectively this transfer window. Messi left Barcelona last month after the Catalan giants announced they could no longer pay his huge wages over financial issues they face. For Ronaldo, having failed to win the Champions League trophy with Juventus for 3 season, the Portuguese refused to continue trying and announced he wanted to leave. However, Jordan was unimpressed by either player’s conduct, “There’s an argument to be said, Messi and Ronaldo are like rats that are deserting financially sinking ships,” he told talkSPORT. “Funny ...
Ballon d’Or: Silvestre Reveals Cristiano Ronaldo Prediction
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Ballon d’Or: Silvestre Reveals Cristiano Ronaldo Prediction

Former Manchester United defender, Mikel Silvestre has claimed he told Cristiano Ronaldo he would win the Ballon d’Or in future when they played together at Old Trafford. Ronaldo joined United as an 18-year-old from Sporting CP for just £12million in 2003. The Portugal captain went on to establish himself as one of the greatest players in the Red Devils’ recent history. Silvestre was among those to notice his immense potential right from the very start. “Ronaldo was just making the step from teenager to man. He was still built like a teenager and also played more like a teenager. “He sometimes overdid it and made the wrong decisions. Cristiano created many chances and took them all on, but it took some time and a lot of shouting from the coach and his teammat...
Solskjaer blames Fred after Man United 1-1 draw with Southampton
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Solskjaer blames Fred after Man United 1-1 draw with Southampton

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has accused his Manchester United players of ‘losing their heads’ against Southampton. Solskjaer also singled out midfielder, Fred for criticism after his side played out a disappointing 1-1 draw with the Saints on Sunday. United supporters were hoping for another night of glory after an impressive victory over Leeds United last weekend,. But the Red Devils delivered a disjointed display away to Southampton and were behind after 30minutes following Fred’s own goal. Mason Greenwood scored United’s equaliser in the 55th minute but Solskjaer expressed his displeasure with the result. “I think they started with a couple of set-plays and when we weathered that storm I thought we played some very good football. We shoul...
Tammy Abraham not happy at Chelsea, it’s my fault – Tuchel
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Tammy Abraham not happy at Chelsea, it’s my fault – Tuchel

Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that striker, Tammy Abraham, is “not happy” over his lack of playing time at the club. Tuchel also blamed himself for Abraham’s lack of regular playing time at Chelsea, adding that he didn’t push and trust him at the same level as other Blues players. Abraham has not featured regularly for Chelsea since Thomas Tuchel moved to Chelsea from PSG in January. His minutes at Stamford Bridge are set to be reduced even further by Romelu Lukaku’s impending arrival from Inter Milan. The England international has drawn the interest of Roma and Arsenal in the past. Speaking at his press conference on Tuesday ahead of Chelsea’s UEFA Super Cup final against Villarreal on Wednesday, Tuchel said, “He [Tammy Abraham] was clearly not happy with t...
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces resignation following multiple sexual assault allegations
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces resignation following multiple sexual assault allegations

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday afternoon, August 10 announced he will resign from office following multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Cuomo’s decision to step down comes a week after the New York attorney general’s office released the findings of an independent investigation into sexual harassment allegations. The report found that Cuomo allegedly sexually harassed 11 women. Cuomo had denied all allegations against him claiming he is innocent but in recent weeks he has faced pressure from the Democratic party leadership and president Joe Biden to resign. The New York House of Reps were planning to begin impeachment proceedings against him this week. Cuomo making the announcement on Tuesday, says the resignation will be effective in 14 days. He announced th...
”The Opportunities that come with this is huge”- New bbnaija housemate, JMK, reveals she forfeited her call to bar just to be on the Show
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”The Opportunities that come with this is huge”- New bbnaija housemate, JMK, reveals she forfeited her call to bar just to be on the Show

New BBNaija housemate, JMK, has revealed that she jettisoned her call to bar this year just to be on the reality TV show. JMK and three others came into the house last night. While speaking to her fellow housemate, Angel, in the room last night, JMK said she just took her bar exam and her results were good but that the call to the bar ceremony and her entrance into the house clashed and that she chose the show over her call to the bar because the opportunities that come with the show is huge. In her words ''I didn't make it for my call to bar. It was either this...I mean I can always do it. My result came out well so I can always do like the call to bar later. So it was either I come for this or I miss this opportunity and just do the call to bar. It was tough for me. I was l...
Transgender Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard announces her Retirement after Making history 
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Transgender Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard announces her Retirement after Making history 

Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has announced she will retire after making Olympics history as the first openly transgender woman to compete in the Games. The 43-year-old, who transitioned in 2012, competed in the 87kg+ category but failed to record a single valid 'snatch' lift in Tokyo. She crashed out of the Olympics after making history as the first trans woman to compete in a solo event. She overbalanced on her opening weight of 120kg, taking the bar behind her shoulders. Hubbard's second effort of 125kg was ruled invalid on a majority decision by the referees. The third attempt was almost a repeat of the first, ruling Hubbard out of medal contention. Her participation also sparked a firestorm of debate about transgender participation in women’s sport. The 'intens...
Update: Judge grants Britney Spears ability to hire her own lawyer as conservatorship battle with her father continues
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Update: Judge grants Britney Spears ability to hire her own lawyer as conservatorship battle with her father continues

A Los Angeles judge has granted Britney Spears to choose her own lawyer in the fight to end her controversial conservatorship with her father. The ruling came on Wednesday July 14 as Spears addressed the court for the second time in less than a month. Spears demanded once again that her father, Jamie Spears, be removed from the legal agreement that has controlled her affairs for years. On Wednesday she repeated that appeal in an emotional statement in which she called for her father to be charged with "conservatorship abuse" after making a dramatic plea to end the agreement last month. "I'm here to press charges. I'm angry and I will go there," Spears said, speaking to the court over a lawyer's phone. "You're allowing my dad to ruin my life. I have to get rid of my dad a...
Euro 2020: Why Sancho has not played for England Yet – Gareth Southgate
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Euro 2020: Why Sancho has not played for England Yet – Gareth Southgate

England manager, Gareth Southgate, has explained why Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho, has not yet been involved in Euro 2020 so far. Sancho is one of the highest-rated attacking players in European football but has not played a minute of the tournament so far for England. The 21-year-old was left out of the squad for their 1-0 win over Croatia on June 13. He was also an unused substitute in England’s 0-0 draw against Scotland last Friday. Explaining why Sancho is yet to play for England at Euro 2020, Southgate was quoted by Sky Sports as saying ahead of the Three Lions’s clash with Czech Republic on Tuesday, “We have got some explosive options and a lot of them are young players and experiencing a big tournament for the first time. “So, as a coaching staff, we are...
Euro 2020: Pogba opens up on Rudiger’s bite after France beat Germany
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Euro 2020: Pogba opens up on Rudiger’s bite after France beat Germany

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has played down Antonio Rudiger’s bite following France’s Euro 2020 1-0 win over Germany on Tuesday night. Pogba also called on UEFA not to suspend the Chelsea defender over the incident. France defeated Germany at the Allianz Arena following Mats Hummel’s first-half own goal. But Rudiger caused controversy before the half-time after he was caught biting Pogba when they were together off the ball. Pogba complained to Spanish referee, Carlos del Cerro Grande, who took no action, while VAR didn’t appear to review the incident. “In terms of Tony [Rudiger], we are friends. There was nothing big,” Pogba, who was named man of the match, said at his post-match press conference after the game. “I think you saw the television ...
Premier League effects new changes to VAR ahead of 2021/2022 season
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Premier League effects new changes to VAR ahead of 2021/2022 season

Video Assistant Referees (VAR) in the Premier League will begin using ‘thicker lines’ in matches next season to determine marginal decisions, according to Sky Sports. This agreement was reached at the annual general meeting of clubs on Thursday, where there was a presentation by Professional Game Match Officials Limited [PGMOL] referees’ chief Mike Riley. The PGMOL is hoping the change will give advantage to the attacking team, following a VAR feedback from Premier League clubs last season. It is however not confirmed if the thicker lines for offside will be used for FA Cup ties next season. Football lawmakers, the International Football Association Board [IFAB], do not specify a maximum thickness of lines, under the laws of the game. FIFA, which has operational control ...
Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena Fight Over Child Custody in Divorce Case
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Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena Fight Over Child Custody in Divorce Case

“Love & Hip Hop" couple, Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena are reportedly embroiled in a fight over child custody in their divorce case. The pair are calling it quits after Erica who is pregnant with their second child filed for divorce. TMZ reports that Safaree is willing to give Erica their primary home, however, he is denying her request to have primary custody of their daughter Safire, and their unborn child. According to TMZ, the estranged pair are at odds over who will receive primary custody of their children. The report says Safaree is willing to give his ex the house, but he has rejected Mena's request for primary custody. Instead, Safaree reportedly wants joint legal custody which will give him more rights in making decisions for their kids. The reality star a...
Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena fight over child custody in divorce case
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Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena fight over child custody in divorce case

“Love & Hip Hop" couple, Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena are reportedly embroiled in a fight over child custody in their divorce case.   The pair are calling it quits after Erica who is pregnant with their second child filed for divorce.   TMZ reports that Safaree is willing to give Erica their primary home, however, he is denying her request to have primary custody of their daughter Safire, and their unborn child.   According to TMZ, the estranged pair are at odds over who will receive primary custody of their children.   The report says Safaree is willing to give his ex the house, but he has rejected Mena's request for primary custody. Instead, Safaree reportedly wants joint legal custody which will give him more rights in making decisions f...
Nigerians React to Proposed Change of Nigeria’s Name to UAR
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Nigerians React to Proposed Change of Nigeria’s Name to UAR

Hours after it was reported that the House of Representatives have received a proposal which suggested United African Republic or United Alkebulan Republic as Nigeria's new name, it has become one of the trending topics on social media. Adeleye Jokotoye, a tax consultant submitted the proposal to the committee at the South West Zonal Public Hearing in Lagos on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. He said Nigeria's current name was an imposition of its past colonial masters and should be changed to reflect a new beginning physically and psychologically. His proposal read; First and foremost, I want to recommend a name change from Nigeria to the United Africans Republic (UAR). The significance of name change cannot be overemphasised. Even God our father, in the Holy books, changed names...
Aguero Drops Fresh comments on Messi’s future at Barcelona
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Aguero Drops Fresh comments on Messi’s future at Barcelona

  New Barcelona signing, Sergio Aguero, has insisted that captain Lionel Messi will stay at the club beyond this summer transfer window. Messi’s current contract with Barcelona is set to expire this summer. The Barca number 10 has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou. However, speaking on the development, Aguero, who officially signed for Barcelona on Monday, said his fellow compatriot, Messi would make a decision on his future at the Catalan club. “I hope we can play together,” Aguero was quoted by Barcelona’s official website as saying. “But the thing with Leo [Lionel Messi] is that he will make decisions with the club. I have been with him since I was a kid with the national team, I know him very well, and I think he will stay here. “We will try to do...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Fined €50,000 by UEFA for Owning Stakes in Betting Company
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Fined €50,000 by UEFA for Owning Stakes in Betting Company

European football governing body, UEFA have confirmed that AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has  been fined €50,000 for his involvement in a betting company, with his club also fining him €25,000. The Swedish star, owns a 10 per cent stake in Bethard, a Malta-based gambling website and it is against the rules of UEFA to have any financial interest in a betting company. After opening an investigation last month, UEFA on Wednesday, May 26 issued a statement. "The Chairman of the UEFA Appeals Body today took the following decisions: "To fine Mr. Zlatan Ibrahimovic €50,000 for violating Article 12(2)(b) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR), i.e. for having a financial interest in a betting company. "The Chairman of the UEFA Appeals Body also issued Mr. Ibrahimovic w...
Southgate Reveals when Harry Kane will Leave Tottenham
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Southgate Reveals when Harry Kane will Leave Tottenham

  England senior national team handler, Gareth Southgate, has revealed when he expects Tottenham’s striker, Harry Kane to leave the club. The future of the England striker has been the subject of much speculation, but his national team coach does not think the player will leave Tottenham before the end of the Euro 2021 tournament. Southgate, who named the centre-forward in his 36-man provisional squad, insists the speculation surrounding the prolific striker will not be an issue during the tournament. “I don’t need to talk about Harry’s focus. He has got one goal with us and that’s to win a European Championship,” Southgate told the press while explaining some decisions about his squad. “What is going on at his club is a matter for him and Tottenham. He has made som...
Man City Could Have Bad Title Defence like Liverpool next Year – Guardiola
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Man City Could Have Bad Title Defence like Liverpool next Year – Guardiola

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has warned his players that they could have a bad title defence like Liverpool. Last season, the Reds finished 18 points above second-place City. However, this time around, Jurgen Klopp’s men trail the new champions by 17 points, ahead of the final round of games. “Last season Liverpool were unstoppable, and everyone believed that this season they would be the same again. “But that is a good lesson for us. Nothing is [taken] for granted. Everything can happen. “Also we can have injuries next season, and we can have bad moments. That’s why the warnings always have to be on. “We have to connect in our decisions, and try to be consistent and competitive in the future,” Guardiola said.
Germany World Cup Winner, Sami Khedira Announces Retirement from Football at 34
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Germany World Cup Winner, Sami Khedira Announces Retirement from Football at 34

World Cup-winning Germany midfielder, Sami Khedira has announced his retirement from football at the end of the 2020-21 season. The 34-year-old, who currently plays for Hertha Berlin, will play his last game against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday May 22. Khedira joined Hertha in February after five-and-a-half years with Serie A giants Juventus, where he won five Scudettos and three Coppa Italia titles. Prior to that, he enjoyed five seasons at Real Madrid, claiming one LaLiga title and the Champions League in 2013-14 and the Bundesliga with Stuttgart. He made 77 appearances for Germany and was an important part of the squad that won the 2014 World Cup. In a post on Instagram, Khedira confirmed that Hertha's season finale against Hoffenheim on Saturday will be h...
EPL: This has to Stop – Tuchel Blasts ‘Horrible’ VAR after Leicester Win
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EPL: This has to Stop – Tuchel Blasts ‘Horrible’ VAR after Leicester Win

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has hit out at Video Assistant Referee (VAR), after several decisions went against them during their 2-1 win over Leicester City on Tuesday night. Timo Werner saw two goals ruled out and was denied a penalty when he appeared to be kicked by Youri Tielemans inside the box. Although goals from Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho sealed the victory in front of fans at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel was left frustrated by the decisions He said: “It’s a clear penalty. They [VAR] are horrible against us and it’s the third time in a row. “We have a goal against Arsenal denied with handball, we have a goal against Leicester in the cup with a hand and today, it is a penalty but the foul goes against us. “This has to stop of course but we were not worrie...
Premier League take Decision on ‘Armpit Offside’ VAR Secisions
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Premier League take Decision on ‘Armpit Offside’ VAR Secisions

  Premier League clubs remain in favour of the “armpit offsides”, as they prepare to discuss their Video Assistant Referee (VAR) survey, the UK Mirror reports. One club is keen to push for “teams” of officials, as it would help if referees had a regular Video Assistant Referee partner, who they would work with every week. That may not be realistic as many referees are usually on a rota between roles. Also, there is not much that can be done on tight offside decisions, as law makers IFAB and FIFA do not favour giving any leeway or tolerance. Clubs have been asked for their opinions ahead of the Premier League AGM in Harrogate on June 10 on how to improve video technology. They are likely to discuss whether using the “drawing of the 3D lines” is necessary, as it at...
EPL Introduces new Laws to Put Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Others in Check
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EPL Introduces new Laws to Put Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Others in Check

  The Premier League has introduced new rules and regulations, which will prevent future attempts to join a breakaway Super League. Six top-flight teams, including Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, announced on April 18 they were joining a new continental competition called the European Super League. However, it all collapsed within 48 hours amid outrage and criticisms. In a bid to prevent another recurrence, the Premier League has now created new laws and a new owners’ charter that all club owners will be required to sign up to committing them to the core principles of the competition. A statement on Monday explained the league is enlisting the support of the Government to bring in “appropriate legislation” and w...
There’s Nothing Wrong with the Constitution, there are a Lot of Things Wrong with our People – Senator Orji Uzor Kalu
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There’s Nothing Wrong with the Constitution, there are a Lot of Things Wrong with our People – Senator Orji Uzor Kalu

Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District and Senate Majority Leader, Orji Uzor Kalu has stated that there is nothing wrong with the Nigerian constitution. Speaking in an interview on Channels Television on Sunday April 25, the former Governor of Abia state insisted that everything is wrong with the Nigerian people instead. According to him, Nigerians should realize that the country belongs to all of us and come to the drawing board to make the country work. He reiterated that constitutional amendment is not key to the issue bedeviling the country as Nigerians do not believe in the country. He added that most of the issues in the country are communal issues which should be resolved by local government councils. Orji Uzor Kalu also called for an independent local gove...
EPL: If you Keep Missing Chances, Chelsea will Dump you – Hargreaves warns Timo Werner
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EPL: If you Keep Missing Chances, Chelsea will Dump you – Hargreaves warns Timo Werner

  Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves has warned Timo Werner that he would be dumped by Chelsea if he keeps missing glorious goal opportunities during important matches. Hargreaves warned that the Blues will go out and sign a top striker in the summer transfer window if the German fails to work on his confidence level. Werner’s strike against West Ham on Saturday was his second Premier League goal since November. And the goal took his tally of top-flight goals to just six in 31 appearances for Chelsea this season. Werner missed a gilt-edged opportunity to grab a second against West Ham when he scuffed a shot wide from yards out. And Hargreaves, a former Bayern Munich star, feels the final stages of the season will be vital for Werner. “He can ...
FA Cup: Guardiola Defends Man City’s team Selection after 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea
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FA Cup: Guardiola Defends Man City’s team Selection after 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has defended his team selection following a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday. Following their 2-1 win at Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, Guardiola rang the changes for the game against the Blues. The Spaniard made eight changes with the likes of Raheem Sterling and Ferran Torres starting at Wembley. Stand-in goalkeeper, Zack Steffen, was at fault for what turned out to be the decisive goal from Hakim Ziyech 10 minutes into the second period. Guardiola admitted that Chelsea deserved their victory, but refused to blame his selection. “When you have two-and-a-half days to recover and you have to play away and travel for longer than three hours, everyone deserves to play. “But don’t say we don’t p...
Mikel Arteta Gives Reasons for late substitutions during 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague
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Mikel Arteta Gives Reasons for late substitutions during 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has insisted that he made his substitutions at the right time during his side’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague on Thursday night. This is despite coming under fire for his decisions that have now seen Arsenal’s Europa League chances hang in the balance. Arsenal conceded an injury-time equaliser with Tomas Holes header which cancelled out Nicolas Pepe’s opener. The Gunners are now in a dicey situation going into the second leg in Prague next Thursday. Arteta introduced Gabriel Martinelli in the 73rd minute and both Pepe, Mohamed Elneny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang five minutes later and many Arsenal supporters were disappointed by Arteta’s decision to wait for so long. Ian Wright had tweeted his frustration saying: “Take the chanc...
What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich
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What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich

  Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has heaped praises on his players, including Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, for their “enormous sacrifice” after beating Bayern Munich 3-2 in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie on Wednesday night in Germany. Mbappe opened the scoring for PSG before Marquinhos made it 2-0 for the visitors, thanks to Neymar’s assists. However, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller then equalized for Bayern before Mbappe netted again to give Pochottino’s men a first-leg advantage ahead of the return leg next week. “I am happy with the result and the attitude of the team, who found themselves in difficult situations against the best side in Europe,” Pochettino said at his post-match press conference after the game. “We ne...
I Wash my Wife’s Underwear – Anita Joseph’s Husband, Michael Olagunju, Opens up in Interview
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I Wash my Wife’s Underwear – Anita Joseph’s Husband, Michael Olagunju, Opens up in Interview

Fisayo Michael Olagunju, popularly called MC Fish, has revealed that he washes actress Anita Joseph's underwear. Speaking during an interview, the MC said his wife respects him and seeks his opinion before she makes decisions and because she does all that, he responds in kind. He added that he is ever willing to do things for her, including washing her underwear
Doctors Commence Strike Despite Signing Agreement with FG
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Doctors Commence Strike Despite Signing Agreement with FG

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Thursday April 1 commenced an indefinite strike despite holding a meeting and reportedly signing an agreement with the federal government on Wednesday March 31. It was gathered that an agreement was signed after a 7-hour meeting between the Government and the leadership of NARD at the office of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige. Issues raised by the aggrieved doctors in their Notice of Trade Dispute including the non-payment of salaries of some house officers, non-recruitment of house officers, abolishment of the bench fees for doctors undergoing training in other hospitals, non-payment of National Minimum Wage and hazard allowances were discussed at the meeting. Addressing newsmen after the meeting, Ngige...
Cristiano Ronaldo could make shock move to Wolves
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Cristiano Ronaldo could make shock move to Wolves

  English Premier League side, Wolverhampton Wanderers could sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus this summer, according to Express UK. According to the newspaper, this is following decisions by Real Madrid and Manchester United hierarchy not to resign the Portugal captain for their separate clubs. Ronaldo spent six seasons at Manchester United before moving to Spain to join Real Madrid. He helped the Red Devils to three straight Premier League titles as well as the 2008 Champions League crown. But Express Sport understands that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side would not want to pursue Ronaldo, with Borussia Dortmund striker, Haaland currently their priority. The report noted that Wolves have signed several clients of Ronaldo’s agent, Mendes, in recent years and the P...
Referee apologises for disallowing Ronaldo’s goal against Serbia
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Referee apologises for disallowing Ronaldo’s goal against Serbia

  Dutch referee, Danny Makkelie, has apologised for denying Cristiano Ronaldo the winning goal in Portugal’s 2-2 draw with Serbia in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday. Serbia defender, Stefan Mitrovic, tried in vain to clear Ronaldo’s effort in stoppage time, but the ball crossed the line. With no VAR or goal-line technology, Makkelie waved play on much to the anger of Ronaldo and his teammates. “As per FIFA’s policies, all I can say is that I apologised to the national coach, Mr. Fernando Santos, and to the Portuguese team for what happened. “As a referee team, we always work hard to make good decisions. When we are in the news in this manner, it doesn’t make us happy at all,” Makkelie told A Bola. The 38-year-okd has been an international referee since 2008 and...
Some Supreme Court Decisions Don’t Make Sense Anymore – Rhodes-Vivour
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Some Supreme Court Decisions Don’t Make Sense Anymore – Rhodes-Vivour

A retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, on Monday, maintained that many previous decisions of the apex court should be laid to rest and never followed. Justice Rhodes-Vivour, who clocked the 70 years mandatory retirement age on Monday, spoke at a valedictory session the Supreme Court held in his honour. He took his last opportunity on the bench to address key issues affecting both the judiciary and the nation. The retired jurist noted that the Supreme Court had on several occasions, held that it is absolutely bound by the doctrine of Precedent or stare decisis. He said the doctrine, in effect, means “stand by your decisions and the decisions of your predecessors, however wrong they are and whatever injustices they inflict”. Justice Rhodes-Vivour ar...
Why I Benched Bruno Fernandes in Man United’s Defeat Against Leicester – Solskjaer
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Why I Benched Bruno Fernandes in Man United’s Defeat Against Leicester – Solskjaer

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has explained why he benched Bruno Fernandes in his side’s FA Cup 3-1 defeat against Leicester City on Sunday. Solskjaer said he benched Fernandes against Leicester because the midfielder is ‘not inhuman’ amid the hectic fixture schedule so far. Kelechi Iheanacho’s brace and a strike from Youri Tielemans ensured Leicester knocked out Man United from the FA Cup at the King Power Stadium. Explaining his decision to bench Fernandes, Solskjaer said in his post-match press conference, “Every team selection has reasons behind it. “Bruno has played very, very much football. He broke all his records on Thursday night [at the San Siro] physically statistically, and the boy is not inhuman. “He’s also a human being. He’s played a game e...
‘You Know you Can’t Leave’ – Laporta to Messi
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‘You Know you Can’t Leave’ – Laporta to Messi

New Barcelona president, Joan Laporta has made a direct plea to Lionel Messi to stay at the club, barely hours after he was sworn into office on Wednesday, March 17. He won club elections last week and has returned to the helm of the club 11 years after leaving the post in 2010. With Lionel Messi nearing the end of his contract and rumors of him leaving the club due to his unhappiness at the club, Laporta has now appealed to the Barca star in a speech he made to members. Prior to his speech, Laporta and Messi, were pictured embracing prior to the new president's speech. Speaking to the six-time Ballon d'Or winner, Laporta said. "In our first spell we had the best players in Barca history, but if we were successful it was because we had stability," Laporta explained. "...
Monchengladbach vs Man City: Guardiola Opens up on Fight With Sterling
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Monchengladbach vs Man City: Guardiola Opens up on Fight With Sterling

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has addressed talk of a fight between him and England forward, Raheem Sterling. He insisted that it is normal for football players to be unhappy when they are left out in the team. The England winger was a surprise absentee from Guardiola’s matchday squad for the win over Fulham at the weekend. He was also an unused substitute for their 5-2 victory against Southampton three days earlier. Manchester City has travelled to Germany where they will face Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League on Tuesday, and Guardiola says there are no issues between him and the player. Asked if there were rifts between him and the former Liverpool man, Guardiola said, “He travels with the team. All the squad travels to Budapest for the Champions L...
AFCON Qualifiers: Rohr Under Fire Over Players Invited for Benin, Lesotho Games
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AFCON Qualifiers: Rohr Under Fire Over Players Invited for Benin, Lesotho Games

  Former Super Eagles winger, George Finidi, has criticized coach of the national team, Gernot Rohr, over the list of players invited for this month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho. Finidi, who specifically singled out captain Ahmed Musa, said players who are not playing regularly should not be invited ahead of those who are fit. He further questioned why Paul Onuachu does not get game time in the national team despite his form for his club. “Coaches should be made to defend their list when they come up with names that are questionable. Coaches should not be left alone. “They should be made to explain how they arrived at certain decisions on who they invite. Journalists should question the names on the list,” Finidi said accordi...
Nigerians Denied Visa on or after Jan 20, 2020, Due to Trump Ban Can Reapply for Free — US
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Nigerians Denied Visa on or after Jan 20, 2020, Due to Trump Ban Can Reapply for Free — US

The US State Department has said most US visa applicants, who were denied because of former President Donald Trump's travel ban on 13 mostly Muslim-majority and African countries, can seek new decisions or submit new applications. President Joe Biden overturned Trump's travel ban on his first day in office, Jan 20. On Monday, March 8, the US State Department spokesman, Ned Price, said applicants who were refused visas before Jan. 20, 2020, must submit new applications and pay a new application fee. Those who were denied on or after Jan. 20, 2020, may seek reconsideration without re-submitting their applications and do not have to pay additional fees, Price said in a Reuters report.
Tuchel Worries Over Chelsea Players going for International duties
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Tuchel Worries Over Chelsea Players going for International duties

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has expressed his concerns over players leaving on international duties in March. The UK Government currently requires people returning from a trip to a ‘red list’ country to quarantine for 10 days. Many Premier League players are set to head off abroad to link up with their national teams. Included on the red list is Portugal, large parts of Africa and the whole of South America. This means the likes of Thiago Silva and Edouard Mendy could be unavailable for a spell and Tuchel has suggested he could block players from leaving. “I am absolutely worried because my target is to play in the Premier League and if I have players in quarantine, I cannot build the group that we want,” Tuchel said after his side’s 1-0 win over Liverpool ...
Jose Mourinho Reacts to Josh Maja’s Disallowed Goal
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Jose Mourinho Reacts to Josh Maja’s Disallowed Goal

  Jose Mourinho has reacted to the VAR decision that saw Josh Maja’s goal disallowed in Tottenham 1-0 win over hard fighting Fulham on Thursday. Dele Alli flicked on Son’s low cross against Tosin Adarabioyo and into the Fulham goal within the first 20 minutes. Jose Mourinho’s side were fortunate in the second half with Josh Maja’s goal around the hour mark ruled out by VAR for a Mario Lemina handball. Kane was denied by Alfhonse Areola with seven minutes to go as he prodded an Erik Lamela pass goalwards. Speaking on the handball rule, the Portuguese said, “My view is not important. I don’t make decisions. “We just have to respect the views of the officials. Sometimes goals for, sometimes goals against. My view is not important.” Speaking more about the game, t...
EPL Referees Fined up to £50,000 for Their Mistakes
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EPL Referees Fined up to £50,000 for Their Mistakes

Referees in the English Premier League are paying for their mistakes, missing out on annual performance-related bonuses of up to £50,000 with each error, SportsMail reports. Referees are awarded marks for every fixture they officiate, depending on whether their decisions are deemed right or wrong. These scores are tallied by their bosses in a ‘merit table’. A typical Premier League referee earns a basic salary of around £110,000 to £120,000, but bonuses can take it up to £160,000 or £170,000. Bonuses are determined by the ‘merit table’ produced by referees’ body PGMOL at the end of each season. The top-ranked referee will receive the highest bonus and the bottom-ranked official gets the lowest. It is believed that a typical mark for a referee might be 8.4 out of 10. If ...
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Verdicts on Olivier Giroud’s Future
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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Verdicts on Olivier Giroud’s Future

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has said that it is too soon for the club to decide Olivier Giroud’s long-term future at Stamford Bridge. Giroud’s current contract with Chelsea will expire in the summer and it remains to be seen whether the France World Cup winner will be offered a new contract. The former Arsenal star has made a handful of appearances for Chelsea since Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard last January. The 34-year-old, however, didn’t feature as Chelsea drew 1-1 with Southampton on Saturday. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, Tuchel said as quoted by Sport Review: “No decision has been made [on Giroud’s future] because it’s too soon to make these decisions, too soon in the season. ...
British Supreme Court Rules that Niger Delta Communities Can Sue Shell in UK
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British Supreme Court Rules that Niger Delta Communities Can Sue Shell in UK

The United Kingdom Supreme Court has ruled that polluted Nigerian communities can sue Royal Dutch Shell, a British-Dutch oil company in English courts for pollution. The decisions overturns a previous Appeal Court ruling and represents a victory after a five-year legal battle instituted by Ogale and Bille communities in Rivers state. While the communities with 42,500 farmers and fishermen stressed that they are suffering after the oil company polluted their environment including land, swamps, groundwater and waterways, Shell in its defence argued that it was only a holding company for a firm that should be judged under Nigerian law. The Royal Dutch Shell which also did not dispute that pollution had been caused, argued that it could not be held legally responsible for its Nige...
EPL: Referees Admit they Made Two Mistakes for Man United’s 2-1 Defeat to Sheffield
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EPL: Referees Admit they Made Two Mistakes for Man United’s 2-1 Defeat to Sheffield

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, says authorities contacted him to say they were at the end of two wrong calls during the clubs’ 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United. Solskjaer claims the refereeing body PGMOL wrote a match report, in which it stated that Kean Bryan’s opener for Sheffield should have been cancelled for a foul on goalkeeper David De Gea. Also, Anthony Martial’s goal should have been allowed to stand. “The momentum shifted for us with the Sheffield United game but I’ve got the delegates’ report from the ref and the two decisions were wrong,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Monday. “They’ve admitted their goal should have been disallowed and our goal should have stood. That’s a big, big momentum changer for us. When you go 1-0 up rather than 1-0 ...
Jurgen Klopp Reveals Who to Blame for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Burnley
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Jurgen Klopp Reveals Who to Blame for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Burnley

Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp, has admitted he must take the blame for their 1-0 defeat to Burnley on Thursday night. Ashley Barnes scored a late winner to end the Reds’ 68-game unbeaten record at Anfield. Klopp’s men dominated the game, but failed to break down Sean Dyche’s resolute team. The champions have now gone five Premier League matches without a victory and remain six points behind leaders Manchester United at the midway point in the campaign. “We lost the game which is pretty impossible but we did it. That is my fault. It is my job to make sure the boys have the right feelings and confidence. "That didn’t work out. We had the ball a lot and created some situations that are OK but our final decision is not right. I said the same thing last week. “When som...
State Commissioners Don’t Need My Approval To Make Decisions – IGP Adamu
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State Commissioners Don’t Need My Approval To Make Decisions – IGP Adamu

Nigeria’s Inspector-general of Police Mohammed Adamu has said the force is already implementing the decentralisation of the decision-making structure of the police, stating that Commissioners of Police in the 36 states of the country do not need his approval before taking decisions in their areas of jurisdiction. Adamu on Wednesday featured on an ARISE News program where he said police commissioners in the several state commands in the country are in charge of making decisions in the state as it relates to crime and criminality and maintaining law and order. According to the Inspector-general of police, state commissioners of police do not need to get approvals from his office or the office of the Assistant-inspector general of police in charge of the zone before taking decisions...
Oshiomhole’s masquerade will dance naked in the market – Saraki
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Oshiomhole’s masquerade will dance naked in the market – Saraki

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted to the defection of Governor Godwin Obaseki to the Peoples Democratic Party and the suspension of the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole. Saraki who welcomed Obaseki to the PDP, said he ignored Oshiomhole's verbal attack because he knew “a day would come when his masquerade will dance naked in the market.” The former Governor of Kwara state averred that the man who was garrulously proclaiming the end of the political career of some other people is now about to meet his waterloo. He said in a statement released on Friday June 19;   “I also thank Obaseki’s colleagues, the PDP Governors, for their role and for ensuring that while bringing him into the party, they carried along the local ...
‘Grealish may be better fit for Man Utd than Pogba’ – Owen feels Solskjaer should cash in on French star
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‘Grealish may be better fit for Man Utd than Pogba’ – Owen feels Solskjaer should cash in on French star

The former Red Devils striker believes the impact made by Bruno Fernandes at Old Trafford could make a World Cup-winning midfielder disposable Jack Grealish may be a better fit for Manchester United than Paul Pogba, claims Michael Owen, with the Red Devils advised to open themselves up to offers for a World Cup winner. Transfer talk is raging once again at Old Trafford, with comings and goings aplenty being mooted ahead of the next window. Much of that speculation has focused on Pogba and Grealish, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having some big decisions to make.
Microsoft lays off journalists to replace them with AI
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Microsoft lays off journalists to replace them with AI

Microsoft is laying off dozens of journalists and editorial workers at its Microsoft News and MSN organizations. The layoffs are part of a bigger push by Microsoft to rely on artificial intelligence to pick news and content that’s presented on MSN.com, inside Microsoft’s Edge browser, and in the company’s various Microsoft News apps. Many of the affected workers are part of Microsoft’s SANE (search, ads, News, Edge) division, and are contracted as human editors to help pick stories. “Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement. “This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time to time, re-deployment in others. These decisions are not the result of the current pandemic.” While Microsoft says ...

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