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BREAKING: Sunshine Stars knock Kano Pillars out of Aiteo cup
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BREAKING: Sunshine Stars knock Kano Pillars out of Aiteo cup

Sunshine Stars of Akure on Friday kicked out defending champions Kano Pillars from the 2021 Aiteo cup. The quarterfinal game which was played at the Confluence Stadium Lokoja, saw the Rotimi Akerodolu boys defeating their Kano based counterpart by one goal to nothing. A quick second-half goal by Yusuf Sadeeq gave the Ondo based club the Semi-final ticket. In the first half, Kano Pillars who are the defending champions mounted pressure on their opponent but they were highly resisted by the Sunshine team who pulled up a great defence to ensure that the game remains a barren draw on the 40th minute. Kano pillars came close on the 44th minute but their striker failed to convert chances through a wasteful play to keep the game on. Rabiu Ali of Kano Pillars came close in the a...
“I stand with Oyedepo. Church is business,” Comedian Baba de Baba says any pastor who can’t win “rich souls” should be fired
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“I stand with Oyedepo. Church is business,” Comedian Baba de Baba says any pastor who can’t win “rich souls” should be fired

Comedian Baba De Baba has said he stands with Oyedepo following the sack of multiple pastors who were "unfruitful". A pastor, Peter Godwin, had granted an interview claiming he and over 40 other pastors were given sack letters because they were not generating enough income from their branches . Another pastor, InChristed Michael, spoke up, claiming even more pastors were fired in Lagos and Benue state over low-income generation . Reacting, Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, aka Winners Chapel Worldwide, said the pastors were fired because they were "unfruitful, blatant failure" . Oyedepo's statement has divided people, with many opposing him and some defending him. Supporting Oyedepo, Baba De Baba said "church in Nigeria is business" an...
Full list: Barty, Osaka top new WTA women’s singles ranking
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Full list: Barty, Osaka top new WTA women’s singles ranking

Ashleigh Barty, who won Wimbledon for the first time, increased her lead at the top of the rankings and is now nearly 2,300 points ahead of the Japanese Naomi Osaki. Serena Williams dropped out of the WTA top 10 for the first time in more than two years when the new rankings were released on Monday. The 39-year-old, who has spent 319 weeks at number one over the course of her glittering career, dropped rankings points at Wimbledon, where she was a finalist at the last edition, after she withdrew through injury from her first round match with Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Her withdrawal sees Williams plummet eight places to 16th in the world, her lowest ranking since early January 2019. Simona Halep also tumbled to ninth after injury ruled her out of defending the Wimbledon title s...
Iyabo Ojo speaks as elderly man grants interview calling her a prostitute and saying she will “suffer and die” for “tarnishing” Baba Ijesha’s image
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Iyabo Ojo speaks as elderly man grants interview calling her a prostitute and saying she will “suffer and die” for “tarnishing” Baba Ijesha’s image

Iyabo Ojo has reacted to a tasteless video of an elderly man defending Baba Ijesha while tarnishing her image and wishing death on her for standing for the girl child. Iyabo Ojo has been quite vocal in her call for justice for comedienne Princess' underage foster daughter who was seen in CCTV footage being sexually molested by Yoruba actor, Baba Ijesha. Because of her call for justice for the child, Iyabo has received both praise and death threats. She has also been vilified and called a prostitute by many trying to silence her. In a recent interview, an elderly man is seen cursing Iyabo Ojo. The man claimed Iyabo is a prostitute who "has done lots of things with men" and "has slept with so many men". He added that she is "selling toto (private part)" from Lagos to Abuja. ...
Katsina youths acquire catapults to fight gun-wielding bandits
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Katsina youths acquire catapults to fight gun-wielding bandits

Members of Katsina State Peoples Democratic Party Social Media Organization have started sharpening their skills in the use of locally made catapults for self-defense against armed bandits. The exercise is tagged "Operation Catapult Shoot". According to the youths, the exercise is in response to Governor Aminu Ballo Masari’s directive that people of the State should defend themselves against bandits’ attacks. Recall that Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, during the inauguration of Katsina Joint Security Operations and Communication Control Centre, said it was ridiculous that people in the state are not defending themselves against bandits’ attack. He said, "Why should I sit in my village and be only making telephone calls without doing anything? "Every band...
Iyabo Ojo reacts to Yomi Fabiyi’s movie, Oko Iyabo; calls on TAMPAN to take action
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Iyabo Ojo reacts to Yomi Fabiyi’s movie, Oko Iyabo; calls on TAMPAN to take action

Iyabo Ojo has reacted to Yomi Fabiyi's new movie and she called on the Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), to take action. The actress has been involved in public disputes with actor Yomi Fabiyi after they found themselves on different sides following the sexual abuse of Princess' daughter, with Iyabo demanding justice for the underage girl and Yomi defending the accused, Baba Ijesha. Due to Iyabo's vocal defence of the victim, Jide Kosoko, one of the TAMPAN executives, called on the Yoruba movie body to stop working with her. Yomi Fabiyi has now released a movie that viewers say trivializes the sexual assault of comedienne, Princess' daughter and Iyabo is asking TAMPAN to take action. She wrote: The events of the past few weeks ...
“Enough of this impunity, we are solidly behind Sunday Igboho” – IPOB condemns raid on Igboho’s house
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“Enough of this impunity, we are solidly behind Sunday Igboho” – IPOB condemns raid on Igboho’s house

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the raid on  Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho's house by the Department of State Services (DSS). On Thursday, July 1, the DSS paraded 'foot soldiers' of Igboho and displayed several arms recovered from his residence after invading him. The DSS has since declared Igboho wanted. In a statement by IPOB  spokesperson, Emma Powerful on Friday, July 2 in Owerri, the group warned the federal government of plunging the country into crisis by the raid, and likened it to the alleged invasion of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's Abia home by security forces in 2017 before he fled the country. The statement reads: “Sunday Igboho has not killed anybody. Nigeria government and her security operatives invaded his home and kidnapped his innocent women in th...
Euro 2020: Ronaldo, Portugal Stars in Tears after Losing to Belgium
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Euro 2020: Ronaldo, Portugal Stars in Tears after Losing to Belgium

  The coach of the Portugal national team, Fernando Santos, has revealed his players were in tears, following their exit from Euro 2020 on Sunday. The defending champions lost 1-0 to the top-ranked country in the world Belgium in the last-16 of the tournament. Santos feels his side were hard done by, as they had four times the number of shots their opponents mustered. “There are players crying in the changing room. They gave everything. Belgium had 6 shots, we had 29. Sincerely I don’t have many words. “We believed if we won this one, we would have gone on to win the next one. They scored, we didn’t. It’s football,” Santos said. Belgium will now face another favourites Italy in the quarter-finals.
Insecurity: It’s Ridiculous People are not Defending Themselves against Bandits – Gov Masari
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Insecurity: It’s Ridiculous People are not Defending Themselves against Bandits – Gov Masari

  Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has insisted that it is ridiculous that people are not defending themselves against bandit attacks. He said Katsina residents cannot simply rely on security agencies to solve the problem of insecurity in their location. The Governor said this while speaking at the Katsina police headquarters on Friday, where he inaugurated the Katsina Joint Security Operations and Communication Control Centre meant to assist security agencies operating in the state. According to the governor, “Security is our responsibility. Why are we surrendering our responsibility to some people? I can’t see how more committed a police or military officer can be than any of you. “Why should I sit in my village and be only making telephone calls without doi...
Bath and Lightning to duel in Superleague Grand Final
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Bath and Lightning to duel in Superleague Grand Final

Team Bath Netball will face Loughborough Lightning in the 2021 Vitality Netball Superleague Grand Final on Sunday. Anna Stembridge's Bath side, who are going in search of their first title in eight years, overcame the defending champions Manchester Thunder 41-38 at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday afternoon. Lightning, who have never won the title, showed their firepower with an impressive 58-38 victory against Leeds Rhinos Netball. Bath and Lightning will duel for the crown on Sunday afternoon. The season-defining contest has a 5pm first centre pass and it will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Action and Mix. For the beaten finalists, third place remains on the line and they will take to court for a 3pm start. Both matches will also be streamed on the Sky Sports You...
Kane dismisses doubters as he backs himself to shine when it counts at Euro 2020
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Kane dismisses doubters as he backs himself to shine when it counts at Euro 2020

The England captain has yet to find the net in three tournament appearances but isn't concerned about his form Harry Kane has brushed aside the critics after going scoreless in England's first three Euro 2020 games, saying he's ready to perform in the knockout stage when it counts. Kane was not at his best in the group stage, though England advanced as group winners by defeating Croatia and the Czech Republic and drawing Scotland. Gareth Southgate's side scored just two goals in those three matches, leading to criticism of the team's style as well as Kane's individual displays.
Olympic swimming champion, Sun Yang banned for four years for breaking anti-doping rule
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Olympic swimming champion, Sun Yang banned for four years for breaking anti-doping rule

Chinese swimmer star Sun Yang has bee banned for more than four years on for breaking anti-doping rules. The ban was confirmed on Tuesday June 22, following a retrial at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The court's verdict ends his hopes of defending his Olympic title in the 200 meters freestyle in Tokyo next month. According to Mail Online, the ban is backdated to February 2020, meaning Sun could return for the 2024 Paris Olympics when he would be 32. The judges found Sun 'to have acted recklessly' when he refused to let anti-doping officials leave his home with a sample of his blood, the court said. Sun denied wrongdoing and his original eight-year ban imposed last year was overturned on appeal to Switzerland's supreme court which ordered a fresh prosecution. Federal ...
Euro 2020: Ronaldo not the most valuable player in Portugal team – Bruno Fernandes
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Euro 2020: Ronaldo not the most valuable player in Portugal team – Bruno Fernandes

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

  Real Madrid president, Florentino Pérez, has reacted to the departure of captain Sergio Ramos from Los Blancos. Ramos officially leaves Real Madrid on Thursday after spending 16 years at Santiago Bernabeu. The veteran Spanish defender won 22 trophies during his time at Real Madrid. Reacting, Perez thanked Ramos for defending the Real Madrid’s shirt with his whole heart. He also said that the 35-year-old has now become one of Real Madrid’s biggest legends. “You have carved out one of the greatest careers in the history of our club. For many years, you have been a role model for our fans, and without doubt, you are now one of Real Madrid’s biggest legends,“ Perez was quoted by Real Madrid’s official website as saying. “Thank you for everything that you have gi...
‘Cristiano was my idol’ – Ronaldo sets the standard for Liverpool and Portugal star Jota
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‘Cristiano was my idol’ – Ronaldo sets the standard for Liverpool and Portugal star Jota

The Reds forward admits to using a former Manchester United star as inspiration when it came to forging his own professional career Liverpool forward Diogo Jota admits the exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United made a fellow Portuguese his "idol", with the Reds star using a five-time Ballon d'Or winner as "an example to follow". Jota is hoping to figure alongside an illustrious countryman when the defending champions kick off their Euro 2020 campaign against Hungary on Tuesday. The 24-year-old, who impressed during an injury-hit debut campaign at Anfield in 2020-21, has the perfect role model when it comes to forging a memorable career of his own, with Ronaldo continuing to set the standard for those around him despite now being 36 years of age.
Attacks Won’t Make us Repeal the Anti-grazing law – Governor Ortom
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Attacks Won’t Make us Repeal the Anti-grazing law – Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom has said that the violent attacks against residents of Benue state won't make his administration repeal the anti-grazing law. Ortom who spoke during a media parley, disclosed that the recent attacks has made him commence the process of recruiting responsible people of 50 years and below into the Volunteer Guards. Insisting that they've cried enough, the Governor added that the duty of the Volunteer Guards is to support the conventional security agencies in defending their communities. He said; “A few weeks ago, Benue stakeholders met and gave this administration the mandate to activate and implement the Community Volunteer Guards Law enacted in 2000. “We have already commenced the process of recruiting responsible people of 50 years and below into the...
Update: R.Kelly’s Lead Lawyers Request to be Taken off Case Ahead of federal trial
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Update: R.Kelly’s Lead Lawyers Request to be Taken off Case Ahead of federal trial

Two lead attorneys who have been working with R. Kelly have requested to withdraw from the case ahead of the embattled singer’s upcoming federal sex trafficking case in Brooklyn The attorneys, Steven Greenberg and Michael Leonard filed documents to withdraw, which have yet to be approved, on Monday. “Our reasons for withdrawal are significant and it is impossible, in our belief, for us to be able to continue to properly represent Mr. Kelly under the current circumstances,” Greenberg wrote to U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly. The two Chicago-based attorneys also said that they “are willing to (serve) as effective stand-by counsel” if it’s deemed necessary by the court. The request comes amid reports Greenberg and Leonard are having disagreements with the other attorneys that ar...
Florida Bans Transgender Women and Girls From School Sports
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Florida Bans Transgender Women and Girls From School Sports

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday, June 1, signed a law prohibiting transgender women and girls from competing in girls and women's sports at public schools in his southern US state. "We believe that is very important that the integrity of these competitions are preserved," said the Republican governor as he signed the measure into law at a Christian school in the northeastern city of Jacksonville. "In Florida, girls are going to play girls' sports, and boys are going to play boys' sports," he said. "We're gonna go based on biology, not based on ideology when we're doing sports." The law, which goes into effect on July 1, requires girls and young women to state their biological sex through their birth certificate in order to compete in a team. DeSantis signed the measu...
CAF Champions League semi-final draw confirmed
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CAF Champions League semi-final draw confirmed

The draw for this year’s CAF Champions League semi-final has been confirmed. Kaizer Chiefs play Wydad Casablanca, with the two teams having already met in the group stages. The South African side progressed despite losing 3-0 to Simba in the quarter-final second-leg clash on Saturday. Chiefs advanced to the last four for the first time in their history, winning the tie 4-3 on aggregate. Wydad secured their place in the last four, after defeating Algerian club MC Alger 2-1 on aggregate in the quarter-finals. Wydad thumped Chiefs 4-0 in a Group C encounter at home in February 2021, but Amakhosi won the reverse fixture 1-0 in Johannesburg last month. The other semi-final tie will be between Al Ahly and Esperance, after they eliminated Mamelodi Sundowns and CR Belouzidad’s r...
Naira Marley Shares Message from a Follower who Indicated Interest in Fulfilling his Fantasy of having s3x with a Mother and her Daughter
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Naira Marley Shares Message from a Follower who Indicated Interest in Fulfilling his Fantasy of having s3x with a Mother and her Daughter

Singer, Naira Marley has shared a message from a follower who indicated interest in fulfilling his fantasy of having s3x with a mother and her daughter. Recall that Naira Marley's disclosure of his fantasy had drawn criticism even from his colleagues in the entertainment industry. Serving an update after defending himself from the backlash he faced, Marley shared screenshot of a message from a 21-year-old girl who said that she has a 40-year-old mother who's interested. The lady however disclosed that her mother said she won't participate, but will stay to watch them have sex in her bedroom. Responding to this, Naira Marley expressed hope of the girl's mother joining them and also questioned why it must be her bedroom. He wrote;  I’m sure she will join us... because...
Cristiano Ronaldo Leads Defending Champions, Portugal’s Euro 2020 Squad
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Cristiano Ronaldo Leads Defending Champions, Portugal’s Euro 2020 Squad

Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the attack for defending European champions, Portugal, after coach Fernando Santos unveiled his Euro 2020 squad. The Juventus striker, who added the Italian Cup to his collection this week Juventus, will be playing in his fifth straight European Championship. The 36-year-old is six goals away from equalling the men's international record for goals scored, with former Iran striker Ali Daei scoring 109 as the only other player to pass the century mark in men's international football. Ronaldo is joined by Manchester City's Bernardo Silva, Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes, Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix, and Liverpool striker Diogo Jota in their frontline for the tournament starting on June 11. Portugal is in Gr...
“Fear industry” Davido’s former PA, Aloma, claims he was offered 100 million Naira to implicate Davido in the death of his friend, Tagbo (video)
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“Fear industry” Davido’s former PA, Aloma, claims he was offered 100 million Naira to implicate Davido in the death of his friend, Tagbo (video)

Aloma, Davido's former PA, has claimed he was offered 100 million Naira in 2017 to say that Davido was responsible for the sudden death of his friend, Tagbo. Recall that Tagbo Umeike, a friend of Davido's, died on his birthday, October 3, 2017, shortly after he was seen partying with Davido and his crew. Davido and Tagbo Tagbo was said to have been found unconscious inside his car that was parked in front of Lagos Island General hospital. He reportedly died after having several shots of tequila. Tagbo's death was made public by actress, Caroline Danjuma. At the time, she accused Davido and his friends of abandoning the body of Tagbo at a General Hospital and running off . However, defending Davido, celebrity photographer, Elejo, posted on his Instagram page on Octobe...
Mitchell Nets Winner as Palace Beat Villa in Thriller
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Mitchell Nets Winner as Palace Beat Villa in Thriller

Tyrick Mitchell scored his first professional goal as Crystal Palace came from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-2 in an exciting end-of-season encounter. Villa started with plenty of punch in south London and got the lead their play deserved when John McGinn - skipper for the day - drilled home a low effort from outside the box (17). Christian Benteke scored for the third game running (32) to level it up but Anwar El Ghazi lashed home two minutes later (34) after some sloppy defending from Gary Cahill . Palace have never come back to win a Premier League game when behind at half-time under Roy Hodgson but despite Jack Grealish playing 30 minutes from the bench, Wilfried Zaha kickstarted the comeback (75) before Mitchell forced home the winner six minutes from time to become the un...
“Iyabo I’m Having Restraint not to Hit you” Yomi Fabiyi Threatens Violence on Iyabo Ojo as he Shares Message Claiming She Apologised to him
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“Iyabo I’m Having Restraint not to Hit you” Yomi Fabiyi Threatens Violence on Iyabo Ojo as he Shares Message Claiming She Apologised to him

Yomi Fabiyi has released a message he claims he received from Iyabo Ojo to show the world that she allegedly apologized to him privately on WhatsApp. The actor, who has been steadfast in defending Baba Ijesha since he was detained for alleged child molestation, also threatened Iyabo Ojo. This comes after Iyabo filed a lawsuit against him, seeking 100 million Naira in damages for a post he made, claiming that she promised to kill Baba Ijesha if he's released on bail. To show that he's unfazed by the suit, he shared a screenshot of Iyabo's putported WhatsApp message apologizing for exposing him to cyberbullying. He said that's he has evidence that she admitted to cyberbullying him. He added that he's making a great effort to restrain himself from hitting Iyabo. He also sai...
Comeback Kings Man Utd Delay City Title with Win at Villa
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Comeback Kings Man Utd Delay City Title with Win at Villa

Manchester United once again fought back from a goal down to beat Aston Villa 3-1 at Villa Park, meaning Manchester City must wait to be crowned Premier League champions. City still need three points themselves, or for United to drop three points, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team made it 31 points from losing positions, the most of any Premier League side. Villa took the lead midway through the first half as Bertrand Traore turned and produced a fine effort into the top corner (24), though questions will be asked of Victor Lindelof's defending. When can City win the league? If United lose to either Leicester (Tues) or Liverpool (Thurs), or drop points in both games, City will be crowned champions. And even if United go on winning, City can still win the title by taking matter...
Nine police officers and two vigilante members killed by bandits in Kebbi
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Nine police officers and two vigilante members killed by bandits in Kebbi

Bandits on Sunday April 26, killed a divisional police officer and eight other officers in Sakaba Local Government Area of Kebbi State for trying to repel them. Two vigilante members who responded to a distress call with the officers, were also killed by the bandits. Police spokesperson in Kebbi, Nafi’u Abubakar told Premium Times that the bandits had launched an attack at Makuku and surrounding villages in Sakaba council area. Abubakar said; “Upon arrival in the area, the police engaged the criminals in a fire fight. Unfortunately, the the DPO and eight of his men and two vigilante members paid the supreme call defending their fatherland." Sakaba LGA which shares boundary with troubled Zamfara and Niger States, has lately witnessed bandit attacks in Kunduru, Bajida and Rafin G...
Actress Iyabo Ojo Slams her Colleagues in the Movie industry Defending Baba Ijesha who allegedly Defiled a 14-year-old girl
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Actress Iyabo Ojo Slams her Colleagues in the Movie industry Defending Baba Ijesha who allegedly Defiled a 14-year-old girl

Actress Iyabo Ojo has lashed out at her colleagues in the movie industry who have been defending actor Baba Ijesha after news of him allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl made headlines. The actress who stressed that there’s no excuse for rape, told those defending the actor by claiming he was framed/setup to get him a lawyer if they think he is innocent. Iyabo also stated that it is such attitude that make people refuse to go public with abuses they were subjected to by influential people. She also warned those circulating videos of the actor being caught in the act to desist from such as a minor is involved. Watch the video below;
Newly Re-elected Chad President, Idriss Deby Killed in Fight with Rebels
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Newly Re-elected Chad President, Idriss Deby Killed in Fight with Rebels

Chad’s newly re-elected President Idriss Deby has died of injuries suffered on the frontline while fighting rebels in the north of the Sahel country. The country's army spokesperson, General Azem Bermandoa Agouna made the announcement hours after electoral officials declared 68-year-old Deby as winner of the April 11 presidential election, paving the way for him to stay in power for six more years after a 30-year rule. Deby had postponed his victory speech to supporters and instead went to visit Chadian soldiers battling rebels, according to his campaign manager. The rebel group Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT), which is based across the northern frontier with Libya had attacked a border post on election day and then advanced hundreds of kilometres south. General Az...
‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’ – Biden announces troops will leave Afghanistan 20 years after World Trade Center bombing
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‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’ – Biden announces troops will leave Afghanistan 20 years after World Trade Center bombing

US President, Joe Biden on Wednesday  April14, formally announced his decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan before September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that led the US into the country to wage its longest war. Biden delivered the historic statement from precisely the same spot in the White House Treaty Room that President George W. Bush announced the start of the war on October 7, 2001. Biden said after the statement he'll visit the section of Arlington National Cemetery where many of America's war dead from Afghanistan are buried. He also added that American diplomatic and humanitarian efforts will continue in Afghanistan while the US would support peace efforts between the Afghan government and...
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Koeman Blames Referees for 2-1 Defeat in El Clasico
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Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Koeman Blames Referees for 2-1 Defeat in El Clasico

  Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has criticized the referees for not awarding his side a late penalty, as they lost 2-1 to Real Madrid on Saturday. Ferland Mendy appeared to pull Martin Braithwaite down in the last 10 minutes. But referee Gil Manzano waved play on and VAR did not intervene in the decision. “Everyone has seen the game and if you’re a Barca fan, you’re angry; you’re not happy with some of the referee’s decisions,” Koeman told Movistar after the final whistle. “First of all, I just want to say that in the first half, we weren’t good, attacking or defending. In the second half, we improved. “I only ask that referees get decisions right. It’s a penalty and then, after that, to only add four minutes of stoppage time when the referee had spent three ...
I Fear For Mourinho – Rio Ferdinand
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I Fear For Mourinho – Rio Ferdinand

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

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

  Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, is furious that some of his players have been leaking negative stories about his training methods and he is desperate to expose them, the Daily Mail reports. Spurs went on a miserable run of form earlier this year, losing three successive Premier League games for the first time ever. They then won five straight matches, before losing 2-1 to Arsenal in the North London Derby and getting eliminated from Europe against Dinamo Zagreb. Those results have seen Mourinho’s future at the club called into question, while stories also emerged of discontent within the squad. After the defeat to West Ham, a report in The Athletic claimed players were questioning his overly reactive and defensive approach in games. They also felt training ...
EPL Confirms Schedule for 2021/2022 Season
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EPL Confirms Schedule for 2021/2022 Season

The Premier League has confirmed dates when the 2021/2022 Premier League will kick off and end. The next season will begin August 14, 2021, and end May 22, 2022. The current season, which was hampered by the outbreak of COVID-19, started on September 12, 2021. It is scheduled to end May 23, 2021. Liverpool is the defending champions but is already out of the running to retain their title. Manchester City is currently top of the Premier League with 71 points. Pep Guardiola’s men are 14 points ahead of second-placed Manchester United with eight games left to play.
UFC: Details of Kamaru Usman, Masvidal Fight Confirmed
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UFC: Details of Kamaru Usman, Masvidal Fight Confirmed

  The UFC has confirmed it will welcome back fans in a mouth-watering UFC 261 fight on April 24 in Jacksonville, Florida, as Kamaru Usman defends his welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal. UFC boss, Dana White, has yearned for the return of fans since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. White has now announced the news on social media. “UFC 261 on April 24 will be in Jacksonville, Florida, with a full house of fans. Full capacity at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena,” he wrote. White has delivered no fewer than three title fights for the return of fans next month, with Usman facing arch-rival Masvidal for the second time in a year. The pair met on Fight Island last summer, with the welterweight champion defending his crown after Gamebred steppe...
Make the Decision – Klopp Challenges Liverpool Over Sack Rumours
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Make the Decision – Klopp Challenges Liverpool Over Sack Rumours

  Jurgen Klopp has told Liverpool to decided whether or not they want to hire someone else in his place. Following a poor run of results, there have been rumours regarding his future at the club. Reports in Merseyside suggest that the German is under intense pressure to turn things around. But the former Borussia Dortmund boss said he will not let rumours that he could lose his job at Liverpool affect his concentration. “We cannot do other than our best – and that’s how it always is,” the German told reporters, per the Mirror. “And if there is somebody who thinks there is another one who can do better, then they have to make the decision. That is clear.” Going into their clash with Fulham on Sunday afternoon, the defending champions are 7th on the Premier Leag...
‘Liverpool is too big’ – Klopp insists Reds will never sacrifice Premier League to focus on Champions League
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‘Liverpool is too big’ – Klopp insists Reds will never sacrifice Premier League to focus on Champions League

The defending champions are well off the pace domestically, with Europe their only remaining hope of a trophy this season Jurgen Klopp has insisted that his Liverpool side will never abandon their pursuit of a top-four place in the Premier League in order to focus on the Champions League. The Reds have slipped to seventh in the league table after a miserable run of form, and currently find themselves four points behind fourth-place Chelsea. Klopp's side are still in good shape in Europe though, having defeated RB Leipzig 2-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 matchup.
“I Wouldn’t Have Gotten this Far Without a Sufficient Dose of Madness” – Mary Remmy Njoku tells critic who called her out for “Shading” People in her recent post
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“I Wouldn’t Have Gotten this Far Without a Sufficient Dose of Madness” – Mary Remmy Njoku tells critic who called her out for “Shading” People in her recent post

Mary Remmy Njoku is not backing down after she was called out for defending her husband when he said 4.6 million Naira school fees is cheap. In her initial post defending her husband following accusations he pays his employees peanuts while saying school fees of four million naira is cheap, Mary said employees can't offer service of 10K and expect to be paid more that 10,000 Naira. This worsened the criticisms so Mary responded in another post, denying paying staff peanuts. Though her husband, iROKO TV boss Jason Njoku, was the one accused of underpaying staff, Mary, the Director General of ROK Studios, responded saying none of her staff at ROK earns 90k or less. In a recent post, she wrote in the caption: "Losers focus on winners and winners focus on winning. "Life no f...
Brendan Rodgers Reacts to Iheanacho’s Missed Chances in Leicester 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal
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Brendan Rodgers Reacts to Iheanacho’s Missed Chances in Leicester 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal

  Brendan Rodgers has reacted to goal opportunities missed by Kelechi Iheanacho during Leicester City’s defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League game on Sunday. Leicester took the lead early on at the King Power Stadium after Youri Tielemans fired the home side ahead with a clinical finish following some poor defending from Arsenal. But goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty and Nicolas Pepe ensured that Mikel Arteta’s men went home with all 3 points.. The Foxes tried to fight back after Ivory Nicolas Pepe made it 2-1 for the visitors seven minutes after the restart. Following James Maddison’s injury, Iheanacho was tasked with the number 10 role and the Nigeria international had two opportunities to score. The first was in the 35th minute when he att...
800 Ethiopians Killed After Defending ‘Ark Of The Covenant’
Religion

800 Ethiopians Killed After Defending ‘Ark Of The Covenant’

At least 800 people were reportedly killed in Ethiopia as worshippers and soldiers risked their lives to protect what Christians there say is the sacred Ark of the Covenant from local militia. Ethiopian Christians claim the Ark — the wooden chest built to hold the Ten Commandments of Moses — is being kept safe in a chapel in the holy northern city of Axum in the Tigray region. The battle between Ethiopian soldiers and rebel fighters happened in the fall, The Sunday Times reported, but it is only being reported now. “When people heard the shooting they ran to the church to give support to the priests and others who were there protecting the ark,” Getu Mak, a local university lecturer, told The Times. “Certainly some of them were killed for doing that.” Little was known ab...
Marriage Coach Called out for his Advice to Women on how to Protect their Husbands From the Maid
Love, Sex & Relationship

Marriage Coach Called out for his Advice to Women on how to Protect their Husbands From the Maid

A marriage coach has been blasted after he shared 5 points for women to protect their husbands from the house maid. Bisi Adewale, a self-proclaimed marriage and life coach, wrote: 3 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR HUSBAND FROM YOUR HOUSE MAID 1: If your husband is a Hunter dont get maid 2: dont get full breasted house maid 3: if your husband start defending the maid retire her 4: Never employ a maid more beautiful than you 5: Remember Hagar&Sarah His tweet wasn't well received and he was called out by many. See some reactions below.
UFC Champion Kamaru Usman Reveals Why he Won’t Fight Fellow Nigerian Israel Adesanya
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UFC Champion Kamaru Usman Reveals Why he Won’t Fight Fellow Nigerian Israel Adesanya

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (pictured top right) has revealed he would be interested moving up to the middleweight division, but only if his friend and fellow Nigerian Israel Adesanya (pictured top left) is no longer champion. Usman, a Nigerian and American says he would 'absolutely' consider stepping up to the 185 pounds category after he beat Gilbert Burns 34 seconds into the third round at UFC 258 - taking his record to 18-1, defending his title for the third time. However, he admitted the move is dependent on Adesanya as he 'would never entertain going up to fight his friend as he would rather 'two Africans held belts than one African with two belts'. Usman said he would consider the step up if Adesanya says he wants 'nothing to do with' the middleweight any...
Akeredolu Tells Miyetti Allah To Stop Defending Killer Herders
Politics

Akeredolu Tells Miyetti Allah To Stop Defending Killer Herders

South-West governors on Monday said a lasting solution cannot be found to the issues of banditry and kidnapping in the region as long as Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) continues to support killer herdsmen who are not its members but because they share the same language. ­ The Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Fo­rum, Governor Rotimi Ak­eredolu of Ondo State, who disclosed this while speak­ing on Channels Television programme, ‘Politics Today’, monitored by Daily Indepen­dent said rather than taking sides with the criminal ele­ments, Miyetti Allah should join hands with them in flush­ing them out. According to Akeredolu, most of the kidnap victims who have been debriefed after their rescue said their kidnappers speak a common language which is Fu...
Trump’s Lawyer Michael Van der Veen’s home Vandalized
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Trump’s Lawyer Michael Van der Veen’s home Vandalized

The home of one of the attorneys defending former US President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial was vandalized with graffiti. Detective Scott Pezick of the West Whiteland Township Police Department in Chester County said the graffiti was reported around 8 p.m. Friday at attorney Michael van der Veen's residence in West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Police said vandals spray-painted the word "TRAITOR" in red on his driveway in suburban Philadelphia. Van der Veen spent the week in Washington, D.C., defending Trump at his impeachment trial over the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol building. Trump was acquitted by the Senate on Saturday. Pezick said private security has since been hired by the homeowner to protect the residence...
Klopp admits Liverpool’s title defence is over as Reds throw in towel on trying to catch Man City
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Klopp admits Liverpool’s title defence is over as Reds throw in towel on trying to catch Man City

The German tactician has conceded that the Reds will not be claiming back-to-back Premier League crowns after suffering a third straight defeat Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool’s title defence is over, with the Reds boss conceding in the wake of a 3-1 defeat at Leicester that the defending champions will not be catching Manchester City. Uncharacteristic struggles for consistency have hit the men from Merseyside hard this season, while untimely injury setbacks have become an all too familiar theme. More woe was endured at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, leading Klopp to throw in the towel as his side sit 10 points adrift of leaders City having already taken in two more games than the Blues.
Timo Werner Speaks Out on his New Role Under Tuchel
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Timo Werner Speaks Out on his New Role Under Tuchel

Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has spoken about his new position in manager, Thomas Tuchel’s formation. Werner said he is benefiting from his new role as a left number 10 in Tuchel’s squad, adding that he now has more space for runs in the middle and can play behind a striker. The German international, who was unable to find his form under former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard’s formation, impressed as the Blues defeated Sheffield United 2-1 on Sunday night in the Premier League. He created both goals as Mason Mount and Jorginho scored for Tuchel’s men at Bramall Lane. “Every manager is different in how he wants us to play. He gives us a lot of ideas,” Werner told Chelsea’s official website. “Now I play as a left number 10, not a left-winger, so I’ve more space for my runs...
Chaos in Church as Pastor Refuses to Wed Couple Immediately Because They Were 5 Minutes Late to Church
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Chaos in Church as Pastor Refuses to Wed Couple Immediately Because They Were 5 Minutes Late to Church

Church members and wedding guests in a church in Port Harcourt engaged in a verbal fight when the pastor refused to wed a couple right away because they arrived 5 minutes late to church. Despite pleas, the pastor went to his office and declined to wed them at the appointed time. He left the couple waiting for one hour and allegedly said he will wed them at his own convenience inside his office, not in the church as expected. As some point the bride breaks down in tears while the groom tries to console her outside the church building. Those defending the pastor clashed with those who were on the side of the heartbroken couple. Sharing footage from the Fulfilling Word Foundation church, the wedding photographer wrote: "Annoying events at the wedding I was covering toda...
Klopp Criticises Manchester United For Defending “Deep In The Box”
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Klopp Criticises Manchester United For Defending “Deep In The Box”

The German complained about United's defensive approach to their top-of-the-table clash and said their set up was 'the worst thing you can face in the world'. The Reds were unable to break down United's defence throughout the match and extend their run without a Premier League goal to three games. Defenders Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof were standout performers for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, but Klopp was left unimpressed by the 'world class' United after the match. 'We played football, tried to do it, force them back into their own box,' he complained to BBC Sport. 'The worst thing you can face in the world, in football is you play against a side with world-class players and they all defend with all they have, deep in the box and only counter-attack. 'It's really diffic...
Atletico Madrid 3-2 Salzburg: Joao Felix leaves it late for Simeone’s side
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Atletico Madrid 3-2 Salzburg: Joao Felix leaves it late for Simeone’s side

Joao Felix was the star for Atletico Madrid as they bounced back in style from last week's thumping by Bayern Munich. Atletico Madrid got their Champions League Group A campaign back on track as two goals from Joao Felix helped them to a 3-2 win over Salzburg on Tuesday. Diego Simeone's side suffered a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of the defending champions Bayern Munich last week, but they started well against their Austrian opponents and went ahead through Marcos Llorente shortly before the half-hour mark. Salzburg - who drew with Lokomotiv Moscow in their opening game - stormed into a 2-1 lead, though, thanks to goals either side of half-time from Dominik Szoboszlai and Mergim Berisha.
Nigerian woman narrates her experience in the hands of her abusive mother
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Nigerian woman narrates her experience in the hands of her abusive mother

A Nigerian woman has recounted the abuse she suffered in the hands of her mother and she said she never wants to have kids because she doesn't want to treat them the way her mother treated her. Ukwu Ose made this revelation while defending Chidera, the Nigerian boy who went viral when he was filmed destroying his parents' home after which he said his family is dead to him. Reacting, Ukwu Ose narrated her own experience growing up with her mother. She said her mum once used a pestle to break her head. She added that she eventually ran away from home to escape abuse. She said that when she ran away, she realized she didn't need her anti-depressants anymore. The atmosphere at her home had been the cause of her depression. She further stated that her mother was abused by her...

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