Thursday, April 15

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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 ...
Benue Reverses Decision To Reopen Worship Places, Markets
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Benue Reverses Decision To Reopen Worship Places, Markets

​Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has rescinded the order allowing churches and mosques in the State to reopen for religious activities. Ortom announced the cancellation of the order on Saturday in Makurdi during the weekly news briefing on activities of the Covid-19 Quick Response Team Recall that on Thursday, Governor Ortom has ordered that churches and mosques to open. He explained that the decision to revert to status quo was based on the apprehension expressed by the Federal Government over decisions by some state governments to reopen religious activities.
Premier League to Introduce Three New Rules next Season
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Premier League to Introduce Three New Rules next Season

The Premier League is set to implement new rules next season, after the International Football Association Board (IFAB) made changes to the use of pitch-side monitors and also offered an explanation of which part of the arm can be penalised as handball. Football’s law-making body has addressed a number of the controversial aspects of officiating the game, such as the use of the video assistant referee (VAR) and handball and penalty kick decisions. Referees are likely to spend much more time looking at pitch-side monitors next season as a result. Before now, officials in England depend on VAR officials to make decisions. “Where a reviewable incident is subjective, the expectation is that the referee will undertake an ‘on-field review’,” the IF...
Bayern Munich boss Flick hopeful over Neuer, Boateng extensions
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Bayern Munich boss Flick hopeful over Neuer, Boateng extensions

Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick is hoping that the club can get contract negotiations with Manuel Neuer and Jerome Boateng sorted. Chelsea have shown an interest in Neuer, while the Blues and Arsenal are also interested in Boateng. He told reporters on Boateng: "We are all happy with his development. "We can support him as a coaching team, but it always depends on what he offers. In this regard, his development has been very positive. "We will do everything possible to do the contract if he decides to stay here. He has had our support so far and will continue to do so in the future." And on other players that have expiring deals he said: "These are also decisions that every player has to decide for themselves. "In the past weeks and months, I have already explained how imp...
Kogi Directs Civil Servants to Work from Home Over coronavirus
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Kogi Directs Civil Servants to Work from Home Over coronavirus

The Kogi State Government has ordered civil servants in the state's workforce to work from home in the next two weeks, to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Kogi commissioner for information and communication, Kingsley Fanwo said the affected workers are grade level 1 to 13 staff who constitute 70 per cent of the state’s workforce. Workers in emergency and essential services such as healthcare and fire services are not included in the directive. The statement reads; “The Governor of the State, His Excellency Alh Yahaya Bello has approved the ‘Work from Home’ approach to ensure the virus doesn’t spread through contacts at government offices across the state. “Those who render critical services will be communicated through the Office of the Head of Service of the State on ...
LaLiga President Hints on Cancelling League this Season
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LaLiga President Hints on Cancelling League this Season

LaLiga president, Javier Tebas, has admitted he is ready to cancel the league this season. Football fixtures in Spain have been suspended until at least April 4, because of the coronavirus pandemic. There have been more than 6,300 infections and 191 deaths reported in the country, making it Europe’s worst-hit country after Italy. And Tebas is not afraid to make the difficult decision to abandon the current campaign. “What we are dealing with now will end the competition, and this will be a week of important decisions in Europe. “I have been working with contacts in Italy and Germany to try and square up schedules, but this is a serious health matter. “With 25% of the season still to go, we have to review our entire budget if the season ends now,” he told Cadena Cope. ...
Arsenal Coach Mikel Arteta Reveals he is Recovering well after Testing Positive for Coronavirus
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Arsenal Coach Mikel Arteta Reveals he is Recovering well after Testing Positive for Coronavirus

Arsenal head coach, Mikel Arteta has revealed he is "feeling better already" after he had tested positive for coronavirus. Posting on Twitter, the 37-year-old spaniard wrote: 'Thanks for your words and support. Feeling better already. We’re all facing a huge & unprecedented challenge. Everyone’s health is all that matters right now. Protect each other by following the guidelines & we’ll come through this together. Well done PL for making the right decisions.'   On Thursday, it was revealed that the Arsenal manager had been diagnosed with the deadly virus with the first-team squad and coaching staff forced to self-isolating in line with government health guidelines. Chelsea's full squad has also gone into self-isolation after winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tested...
Trump has not been Tested for Coronavirus – White House says, Despite Indirect Contact
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Trump has not been Tested for Coronavirus – White House says, Despite Indirect Contact

President Donald Trump has not been tested for coronavirus, despite being in close contact with two lamakers who are now self-quarantining after they got closer to someone with the virus. White House officials announced late Monday that the president has not been tested because he has neither had prolonged close contact with any known confirmed COVID-19 patients, nor does he have any symptoms. "The President has not received COVID-19 testing because he has neither had prolonged close contact with any known confirmed COVID-19 patients, nor does he have any symptoms. President Trump remains in excellent health, and his physician will continue to closely monitor him," said White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, late monday. "Per current CDC guidelines, medical professionals s...
Nigerian Army Officer Pens Down Heart-melting Birthday Message to his Wife
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Nigerian Army Officer Pens Down Heart-melting Birthday Message to his Wife

A Nigerian army officer, Lieutenant Abayomi Adisa has penned down a heart-melting birthday message to his wife Adenike Oni-Adisa. Adisa who expressed happiness at spending another year with his wife, pledged his "unconditional and unfailing love" which he described as his "most precious gift" to his wife. He also revealed that he always knew that getting married to his wife will be the best decision he made and one without regrets. The Army Officer wrote; I am very grateful to God for allowing me to spend another year with you, my loving wife, Adenike Oni-Adisa. It would be ideal to give you everything you want and need, but the most precious thing I have to give to you is my unconditional and unfailing love. I have no words to thank you enough for how sympathetic, loving and ...
VAR: FIFA President, Infantino Supports Wenger’s Offside Proposal
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VAR: FIFA President, Infantino Supports Wenger’s Offside Proposal

FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, has lent his support to introducing the ‘daylight’ principle to the offside law. Video Assistant Referees (VAR) decisions have caused a lot of controversy in the Premier League, with a few goals chalked off because of very fine offside margins. FIFA’s chief of global football development, Arsene Wenger, last week that the law should be changed so that a player is onside if any part of their body that can score a goal is behind or level with the relevant defender. Infantino has now spoken in favour of Wenger’s proposal. “I’m certainly in favour of discussing a new way of looking at the offside rule, to see if it can help, because I think the issue is more an issue of understanding,” he said at the International Football Association Board, th...
Players, officials & even the Refereeing Committee don’t Know what’s Handball – Carvajal
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Players, officials & even the Refereeing Committee don’t Know what’s Handball – Carvajal

The full-back expected a foul to be given against Saturday's opponents and has called for consistency from officials dishing out decisions. Dani Carvajal has called for more clarity on handball decisions after officials declined to award Real Madrid with a second-half penalty in their 1-0 loss to Levante on Saturday. Los Blancos had appealed for a foul when Jose Campagna appeared to handle the ball in the 47th minute of the clash at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, but referee Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez would not be swayed and let play continue. The full-time result marked Madrid's second Liga match without a win and saw the Spanish capital side drop to second in the Primera Division standings as a result. Speaking after the match, Carvajal vented his frustration at inconsisten...
Nigerian Lady Thanks her Husband for Marrying her Even After she Cheated on Him
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Nigerian Lady Thanks her Husband for Marrying her Even After she Cheated on Him

A Nigerian lady ignited a controversy on Twitter after she took to platform to thank her husband for marrying her even though he is not her type and also after cheating on him. In her tweets as she celebrated her second wedding anniversary, @Freshsubomi pointed out that her husband does not drink, party, keep friends, smoke, doesn't have broad shoulders or fashion sense but he is handsome, calm, God fearing, hardworking and amazing. Also describing her husband as the kind of man most women pray for, the lady added that she cheated on him with a "fuck boy" before their wedding. She further revealed that it was one of the wrong decisions she made as she almost lost her man. Read her tweets below;
Hong Kong Airlines Fires 400 Workers and asks remaining Staff to Take Unpaid leave
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Hong Kong Airlines Fires 400 Workers and asks remaining Staff to Take Unpaid leave

Hong Kong Airlines has been forced to fire 400 of its staff with others ordered to take unpaid leave amid the coronavirus outbreak. The South China Morning Post reported that the airline plans to cut about 10% of its workforce. “As uncertainty looms with the evolving nature of this global issue, weak travel demand will likely continue into the summer season and we need to take further action to stay afloat,” an airline spokesman said in an email to Reuters. “There has never been a more challenging time in Hong Kong Airlines’ history as of now. These decisions are difficult but had to be made to keep the airline alive,” he added. It was also revealed that remaining staff will be asked to take a minimum of two weeks unpaid leave per month, or switch to working three days a we...
Cabals are not Controlling my Government – Buhari
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Cabals are not Controlling my Government – Buhari

President Buhari has struck out claims of a cabal influencing decisions in his government. First Lady, Aisha Buhari has been claiming for a while now that a cabal is controlling her husband's government. President Buhari in an interview with The Interview Newspaper stated that he's the only one that took an oath for the office of the President and can exercise the power that comes with it. He said; “I was the one who went round the country on campaigns, and I was the one voted into office as President, twice. No one else did, and no one else took the oath of office, and can exercise the powers of a President."
Arteta Names Top Player in Arsenal Squad
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Arteta Names Top Player in Arsenal Squad

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has backed youngster, Reiss Nelson to become a ‘top player’ for the club. Arteta believes the 20-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Hoffenheim, has the potential to do whatever he wants provided that he maintains his current attitude and approach. The former Manchester City’s assistant coach said this ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Sheffield United on Saturday evening. “I wouldn’t like to compare [with Sterling], what I will say is that Reiss has the potential to do whatever he wants,” Arteta was quoted by Mirror UK as saying. “If he wants to do it, wants to learn and wants to challenge himself he can be a top, top player for this football club. “At the moment I think he is on the right path, with the right...
Summer decisions have harmed United – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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Summer decisions have harmed United – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said the Manchester United manager's job is not too big for him, but admits summer decisions have "harmed" his team. United could end the weekend in the bottom three if they lose to Liverpool on Sunday, but Solskjaer said he believes he can handle the mounting pressure at Old Trafford. "I've never felt it's too big for me," Solskjaer told a news conference on Friday. "I'm confident in what we're trying to do and with my staff, I've been so impressed. "We have a plan and we have made some decisions in the short term that we knew would harm us but in the long term would benefit us, and that's part of the plan. "Results are always the main thing and we can move forward quicker with results and performances." Solskjaer said he stands by his decision t...
VAR will cause controversy but we won’t overuse it, says Premier League chief
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VAR will cause controversy but we won’t overuse it, says Premier League chief

Technology has split the world of football down the middle, but English referees will allegedly use it sparingly Interim Premier League chief executive Richard Masters is confident that the introduction of VAR in the 2019-20 season will have a minimal impact on the pace of matches as large groups of fans remain sceptical of the new technology. Video Assistant Referees have been busy across the summer, overseeing contentious decisions in the Nations League, the Africa Cup of Nations and the Women's World Cup, while the 2018-19 Champions League round of 16 saw it make its debut in European competition. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino likened VAR to a 'car crash' following decisions that went against Spurs, but Masters, after two years of preparing, says that referees in the Eng...
Why Chelsea’s Hazard deserves move to Real Madrid – Petit
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Why Chelsea’s Hazard deserves move to Real Madrid – Petit

Former Arsenal star, Emmanuel Petit, has revealed why Chelsea ace, Eden Hazard should make a move to Real Madrid. Petit said that the Belgium international deserves a move to Santiago Bernabeu because for the last six years he has been marvellous for Chelsea. According to him, the forward has been one of his best so far this season, even if he wasn’t named in the Premier League team of the year. Hazard is expected to leave Stamford Bridge for Madrid this summer but Petit is insisting that his departure is going to leave the Blues struggling to cope without him. “It would be a big, big loss for Chelsea if Eden Hazard left the club,” Petit told Paddy Power ahead of Chelsea’s Europa League final against Arsenal. “For the last six year...
Zidane Reveals final Decision on Bale
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Zidane Reveals final Decision on Bale

Real Madrid Manager, Zinedine Zidane  , has given the clearest hint that Gareth Bale will leave the club this summer. Zidane’s men ended the season on a low, after a 2-0 home defeat to Real Betis on Sunday. Bale, who has been left out of the squad for previous matches, was left on the bench and left the pitch at full time without acknowledging fans. Asked about whether Bale deserved a chance to play one last game, Zidane told reporters: “I’m sorry he didn’t get to play, but no-one knows what will happen. “If I think a player doesn’t fit in the team I have to do what I think works best. No-one can change what Bale has done for the team, but as a coach I have to live in the present. “I have counted on other players in m...
Guardiola Takes final Decision on Leaving Manchester City for Juventus
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Guardiola Takes final Decision on Leaving Manchester City for Juventus

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has reached a final decision concerning his future at the club, according to Daily Express. The Spaniard has assured the Etihad landlords that he is not going anywhere for at least two years. Guardiola spent four seasons at Barcelona and three campaigns at Bayern Munich. Some City fans feared that he could choose to walk away before 2019/20, amid being linked with Italian giants, Juventus. However, Daily Express reports that Guardiola has told close friends that he intends to honour his contract by staying put until at least 2021. There were reports earlier this season suggesting that he could be in line to replace Max Allegri at Juventus. Victory over Brighton on Sunday would make City the first team to win the Premier League titl...
Vice-chancellor of Kwara State University, Prof Abdulrasheed Na’Allah Sacked from Office
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Vice-chancellor of Kwara State University, Prof Abdulrasheed Na’Allah Sacked from Office

The Vice-chancellor of Kwara State University, Professor Abdulrasheed Na’Allah has been removed from office with immediate effect. A statement by the Kwara government directed him to immediately step down for Professor Kenneth Adeyemi who will serve as acting Vice Chancellor while Mr Naalah proceeds on terminal leave. The ousted VC would have remained in office till July 27 when his tenure expires. The Kwara State Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Abdullahi Alikinla, urged  Adeyemi to “take charge of responsibilities relating to the smooth running of the institution in accordance with the law establishing it.” Alikinla said Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed took the decisions regarding the two professors in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by the Kwar...
Kenyan Nanny Caught on CCTV Beating Sick baby with Carpet Brush
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Kenyan Nanny Caught on CCTV Beating Sick baby with Carpet Brush

A Kenyan Nanny caught on CCTV beating a sick baby with a carpet brush because she vomited on the sofa, has been arrested by the Police. The mother of the helpless baby posted the footage of the incident on social media on April 19 and the Police launched a man-hunt for the nanny who had escaped. She was eventually arrested in another location. The Kenyan mother of two posted the incident on Facebook to warn other mothers about the nanny from hell. Read below: “On this video, this is my daughter Amani,she is 2 and 1/2 years old and the other is Praxides Lumiti Vicheti, the nanny from hell. On 12th March 2019, i saw a footage from my CCTV as my daughter was being brutally beaten with a carpet brush simply because she had vomitted on the Sofa. First, my daughter was s...
Solskjaer Admits Man Utd Lucky to Defeat West Ham, Players Distracted by Barcelona
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Solskjaer Admits Man Utd Lucky to Defeat West Ham, Players Distracted by Barcelona

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted his team was lucky to beat West Ham 2-1 on Saturday. Paul Pogba scored twice from the spot either side of Felipe Anderson’s finish, to give United all three points at Old Trafford. However, the hosts were outplayed for most of the game and had controversial decisions go their way. When the Hammers go through, they found goalkeeper David De Gea in inspired form. Solskjaer feels his players had the Champions League quarter-final second leg at Barcelona next week on their minds. “We got away with it, put it that way. It’s not easy because of Wednesday night and we made changes to the team, we got away with it: they deserved goals but we’re allowed to have a good goalkeeper. “Maybe the fact we have a game on Tu...
Solskjaer Queries Referee After 1-0 Defeat to Barcelona
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Solskjaer Queries Referee After 1-0 Defeat to Barcelona

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has questioned match officials’ decisions, following their 1-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday night. Barca have a slim advantage ahead of the second leg, thanks to Luke Shaw’s own goal. Shaw will miss the second leg after picking up a booking for a foul on Lionel Messi. But Solskjaer was left perplexed, as to how Busquets had stayed on the pitch for 90 minutes, after committing a series of fouls after picking up a yellow card of his own in the first half. “Why does Luke Shaw get a yellow card when he does his? “It’s just that consistency and definitely yes [Busquets should have been sent off]. “There’s nothing we can do about it. I can’t complain about the referee. We haven’t had ...
Chelsea Urged to Sack Sarri Following 2-1 Win at Cardiff City
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Chelsea Urged to Sack Sarri Following 2-1 Win at Cardiff City

BT Sport pundit, Chris Sutton, has told Chelsea to sack manager Maurizio Sarri, for resting Eden Hazard against Cardiff City on Sunday. Hazard and N’Golo Kante were both named on the bench for their 2-1 win in Wales. Despite going behind shortly after half-time, the Blues earned all three points, after scoring two goals in the last six minutes of the match. But Sutton says the Chelsea board “must be running out of patience” with Sarri. “Maurizio Sarri got lucky in Cardiff. If it were not for the assistant referee, Chelsea would have been fortunate to escape with a point. “Sarri may get lucky again and win the Europa League. Even if he does – securing Champions League football in the process – this abject performance only highlights why he cannot be the man to lead Chelse...
Barcelona manager reveals why Messi has been in pain since Christmas
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Barcelona manager reveals why Messi has been in pain since Christmas

Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, has revealed that captain Lionel Messi “has been in pain since Christmas”. Messi, 31, suffered a groin injury while on international duty with Argentina last week, on what was his first return to the international stage since the 2018 World Cup. He played the full 90 minutes of La Albiceleste’s 3-1 defeat to Venezuela, but was forced to miss the 1-0 win over Morroco on Tuesday. Messi has since resumed full training with the Barca senior squad and he is in line to feature in Saturday’s derby against Espanyol. Valverde has however admitted that the player has struggled with fitness issues since the turn of the year. “We think it’s OK but he has been coping with these issues for a long time. “We were taking care of it before Christmas. We...
Details of Buhari’s meeting with APC Governors, Senators-elect emerges
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Details of Buhari’s meeting with APC Governors, Senators-elect emerges

President Muhammadu Buhari has frowned at some actions and decisions of the 8th National Assembly, saying such activities remained regrettable. Buhari made this known when he hosted state governors and senators-elect of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to a dinner at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday night. He particularly cited the deliberate and persistent delay in passing the nation’s annual budget by the National Assembly. He, therefore, challenged the in-coming 9th National Assembly to do things differently from the outgoing 8th senate so as to enable his administration achieve its target of transforming the nation. “This is my fifth and last time of standing for an election – for that reason, I’ll like to leave something behind. “And what I want to leave cann...

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