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 Team Nigeria rock stylish green and white outfits for Olympic Ceremony
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 Team Nigeria rock stylish green and white outfits for Olympic Ceremony

The Olympics Opening Ceremony officially kicked off the Tokyo 2020 Games, which were initially delayed by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. At the opening ceremony, Team Nigeria showed out in style in stylish green and white outfits and, were led out by flag bearer Odunayo Adekuoroye and captain Aruna Quadri.
WHO Predicts 100,000 Deaths from Covid-19 by end of Tokyo Olympics
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WHO Predicts 100,000 Deaths from Covid-19 by end of Tokyo Olympics

The World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted 100,000 covid-19 deaths by the end of the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, delayed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, finally kicked off today, Wednesday, July 21. Some 11,000 athletes from 200 countries are set to arrive for the Olympics and the number of cases in Japan linked to the Games now stands at 79, according to organizers. Five of them are Olympic Village residents, three of which are athletes. Competitors including US gymnast Kara Eaker, basketball player Katie Lou Samuelson and tennis star Coco Gauff tested positive for Covid prior to arriving in Tokyo, ending their Olympic dreams. However, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged people n...
Lionel Messi Survives bomb scare at airport
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Lionel Messi Survives bomb scare at airport

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi’s plans to leave his country Argentina were put on hold after a bomb scare at Rosario airport, which delayed his private jet leaving as reported by Mirror UK on Wednesday. Messi was set to return to Spain for his summer holidays on Tuesday after leading Argentina to the Copa America victory following a 1-0 win over Brazil last weekend at the Maracana Stadium. But a few hours before the 34-year-old was due to leave Argentina, a man claimed to have a bomb in his suitcase. Argentine security swiftly enforced their emergency protocols, evacuating the airport and halting all flights as well as Messi’s jet from leaving. “At 11:50 am, the airport security police (PSA) activated the preventive emergency plan due to a situation of suspicion. The buildi...
Cross River Assembly completes process of passing legislative, judiciary financial autonomy
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Cross River Assembly completes process of passing legislative, judiciary financial autonomy

The Cross River State House of Assembly has completed the process of passing the legislative and judiciary financial autonomy. Speaking to DAILY POST via phone on Sunday, the Chairman of the House Committee on Health, Hon Ekpo Ekpo Bassey said that everything has been done for the process to take off. “We had the 2nd reading of the bill to enable us to establish the legislature and judiciary financial autonomy. “The federal government, judicial workers’ union and governor’s forum had agreed to implement the agreement and what was left was enabling law. “One of the conditions was that various houses of assembly must pass a bill backing the law which we have done, the law will be passed this week,” he stated. He said the whole process about the legislative, judicial workers fi...
Euro 2020: Mourinho Predicts Country to win Tournament
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Euro 2020: Mourinho Predicts Country to win Tournament

  Former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has tipped France to win the European Championships. The delayed competition will start June 11 and end July 11. Mourinho, speaking to the UK Sun, claimed Les Bleus can field three different teams because of their talent pool. “France could make an A team, B team and C team because at the moment they have an incredible number of top players. Ronaldo names two players that will replace him, Messi “When you have Kylian Mbappe on your side it’s very difficult not to win. “I cannot see any weaknesses. If I had to say one team to win it, I will say them – because the group of players is fantastic. “They have to win it. If not, it is an unsuccessful Euros,” Mourinho said. France is in Group F along...
£4.2m Ibori loot: Accountant-general backtracks after Lauretta Onochie said the money is yet to be paid to Delta state government
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£4.2m Ibori loot: Accountant-general backtracks after Lauretta Onochie said the money is yet to be paid to Delta state government

Accountant-General of the federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris has backtracked after President Buhari's aide, Lauretta Onochie countered his claim of £4.2m Ibori loot being returned to the Delta state Government. On Wednesday May 26, barely 24 hours after the Accountant-General said the funds have been returned to Delta state to avoid litigation against the federal government, Lauretta Onochie countered it by saying it is yet to be returned to the South-South state as it will be against the terms and conditions on which the funds were repatriated. She wrote; “Now, let me remind us. The attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Mallami, the British high commissioner, Catriona Laing, and other relevant agencies held a press conference openly telling the world when the money would be r...
EPL: Lampard Set to Join Chelsea’s London Rivals
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EPL: Lampard Set to Join Chelsea’s London Rivals

  Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has emerged as a leading contender to replace Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace this summer, according to the UK Telegraph. Lampard, who was sacked at Stamford Bridge in January, is now a “frontrunner” for the Palace hotseat. Hodgson’s deal ends this summer and he looks to leave the South London club after six years. The 73-year-old took charge of his 361st game in the English top-flight, as Palace lost 3-1 at Southampton on Tuesday evening. Talks over Hodgson’s future have been delayed until the season is over, but it is believed he is on his way out of Selhurst Park. Lampard, who managed Derby County before taking over at Chelsea in 2019, has been identified as Crystal Palace’s main managerial target with the former England ...
Man City vs Chelsea: Guardiola Reacts to Aguero’s Penalty Miss at Etihad
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Man City vs Chelsea: Guardiola Reacts to Aguero’s Penalty Miss at Etihad

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola  has reacted to Sergio Aguero’s shocking penalty miss during Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at the Etihad on Saturday. Man City took the lead through Raheem Sterling in the first half and Aguero shockingly missed the opportunity to give the home side a 2-0 lead before the half time whistle. The Argentine attempted a Panenka penalty but the chipped effort lacked conviction and was comfortably saved by Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. Chelsea came back very strong in the second, putting up an impressive display that gave them 2 goals from Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso. With the win, the Blues delayed Manchester City’s Premier League title celebrations and also gave the west London outfit a psychological advantage ahead of the Cha...
Oprah Winfrey Announces new Prince Harry Documentary to be Released this Month
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Oprah Winfrey Announces new Prince Harry Documentary to be Released this Month

Oprah Winfrey has revealed her new series with Prince Harry on mental health will be released this month after being delayed. Oprah discussed her program while talking on CBS’ The Drew Barrymore Show last week. Appearing on the talk show alongside US psychiatrist Dr Bruce D. Perry, Oprah explained: "I wanna just say that Dr Perry and I have been also, for the past two years, along with Prince Harry and Apple, we've been working on this mental health series that's coming out in May on Apple." The talk show host explained that she wanted to highlight the importance of using her life "in order to help" others with theirs. Oprah and Prince Harry have worked with each other over a number of years on this project. In 2019, the communications team for the Duke and Duchess of Su...
Dr.Dre Ordered to Pay $500,000 to Estranged Wife Nicole Young’s Divorce Lawyers
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Dr.Dre Ordered to Pay $500,000 to Estranged Wife Nicole Young’s Divorce Lawyers

Hip-hop mogul, Dr. Dre has been ordered to pay half a million dollars to his estranged wife Nicole Young's divorce lawyers. Nicole Young, 51, had asked Los Angeles Judge Michael Powell to force her wealthy, soon-to-be-ex husband to pay her $2 million per month in spousal support, plus $5 million for her attorney fees. During a hearing on Tuesday, April 27, the Superior Court Judge ordered Dre to pay her lawyers $500,000 within 10 days, while a decision on the spousal support issue has been delayed until another hearing on July 8. In a written ruling, the judge said: "Pending the next hearing dates on this matter, the Court grants only $500,000 in attorney's fees to petitioner's (Nicole's) counsel ... Fees are to be paid to petitioner's counsel, no later than May 7." The...
Irish PM Calls UEFA ‘Out of Order’ Over Euro 2020 Stance
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Irish PM Calls UEFA ‘Out of Order’ Over Euro 2020 Stance

Ireland’s Prime Minister Micheal Martin said Sunday UEFA was “out of order” over its insistence fans must attend Euro 2020 matches, which led it to drop Dublin as a host city. European football’s governing body announced Friday that the Irish capital and Bilbao in Spain would no longer host matches in the delayed competition. The move followed Irish football chiefs and the Basque government saying they were unable to give assurances on minimum spectator levels. The four matches once destined for Dublin three group games and a last-16 tie will now be held in St Petersburg and London, while Seville has stepped in to replace Bilbao. “I thought UEFA were out of order, quite frankly, putting that condition on countries,” Martin told Irish public broadcaster RTE. “To force spect...
Actress Beverly Afaglo Narrates how she Lost a Movie Role Because she Decided to Breastfeed her Child
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Actress Beverly Afaglo Narrates how she Lost a Movie Role Because she Decided to Breastfeed her Child

Ghanaian actress, Beverly Afaglo has narrated how she lost a movie role because she decided to breastfeed her child. In the interview with Naa Ashorkor, Beverly recounted getting numerous calls from her mother to come home and take care of her child while on set of a television series. This was after the production had delayed in shooting its last scene. She recalled her mother complaining about the baby not wanting to sleep even after they had given her all the milk. Beverly said she had no option than to go home and breastfeed her baby. A week after, the actress said she received a call from a colleague who told her that her role had been taken because she told the producer that she was going to breastfeed her baby. Watch the video below;
Wayne Rooney Blasts Tottenham for Sacking Mourinho
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Wayne Rooney Blasts Tottenham for Sacking Mourinho

  Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney has described Tottenham’s decision to sack their manager, Jose Mourinho as “crazy”. Mourinho was sacked on Monday after a run of not-too-good results with the north London side. The Portuguese is departing the club in less than a week to their Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday. Spurs have won only one of their last six games and suffering a 2-1 defeat to north London rivals Arsenal. But Rooney, who worked with Mourinho at Manchester United, believes Tottenham manager should have delayed their decision. “I think it’s crazy doing it before a [Carabao] Cup final. It’s strange timing, anyway, before a cup final. “I’m sure they could have waited until after the cup final if that’s the direction they want to...
Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Mega-fight Could Face new Delay due to Olympics
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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Mega-fight Could Face new Delay due to Olympics

Tyson Fury's much anticipated fight with Anthony Joshua could be further delayed due to the upcoming Olympics. The two heavyweights are looking to set a date for their unification bout which had been planned for this summer but the fight could be delayed further due Joshua's coach being involved in the Olympics with Team Great Britain. Rob McCracken, Joshua's coach, will be in Tokyo with Team GB for the Olympic Games between July 23 until August 8 which would affect Joshua's preparations. Now, Fury's promoter Frank Warren says he expects the fight to happen in late August or potentially September. Apart from that factor, a location for the bout is also set to be decided with the likes of Saudi Arabia and the USA touted as venues. Fury, who spoke earlier this week, cl...
Jennifer Lopez and Fiancee Alex Rodriguez pictured kissing on a balcony days after their rumoured break up
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Jennifer Lopez and Fiancee Alex Rodriguez pictured kissing on a balcony days after their rumoured break up

Looks like all is well in Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez land as the couple were pictured kissing on a balcony in their hotel suite in the Dominican Republic where Jlo is filming. There were reports last week that Jlo and A-Rod had broken up after 4 years together. However, the 51-year-old singer and the 45-year-old former Yankees baseball player denied report of calling off their engagement and going separate ways. The couple said this in a joint statement they released on Saturday March 13, stressing that they are "working through some things." They also described the report as "inaccurate". The pair, who both started dating in 2017 after meeting a decade prior when she was married to Marc Anthony, got engaged in 2019 on the beach when he surprised her with a large dia...
James Bond movie ‘No Time To Die’ delayed again by pandemic
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James Bond movie ‘No Time To Die’ delayed again by pandemic

Much-delayed James Bond movie No Time To Die was postponed again due to the pandemic Thursday, with studio MGM confirming 007's next mission will not take place until October. The release of the 25th installment of the fictional British spy saga has already been pushed back multiple times. It was originally set for a London premiere last March, before that was pushed back to November by the global spread of COVID-19. With coronavirus still sweeping the globe and thousands of movie theaters shuttered again due to lockdowns, the film's next April 2021 release dates has now also been abandoned. "NO TIME TO DIE, the 25th film in the James Bond series, previously set to release April 2, 2021 will now release on October 8, 2021 -- wide," MGM said in a statement to AFP. The film direc...
Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours
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Lagos Traffic Trapped Groom’s Parents, Delayed Marriage For Seven Hours

Emmanuel Adedoyin and his wife anticipated their wedding day with bated breath. As the date drew nearer, efforts to avoid hitches on D-Day were made by the couple and every other family member that mattered. Preparations rolled into anxieties as imageries of glamour characteristic of such occasion preoccupied the minds of the young couple like hornets glued to the eaves. The much-awaited day finally came. As the clock ticked 9am, Emmanuel left his residence in Arepo – an Ogun community along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway – together with some of his friends. His looks and resplendent flowing native dress radiated glitz as he headed to the wedding venue, about 42 kilometres away in Ejigbo, Lagos State. Although the programme was to start at 2pm, the 31-year-old was eager to be on th...
Pregnant Woman in Labour Dies after allegedly Being Delayed by Policemen for not Wearing Face Mask in Ogun State
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Pregnant Woman in Labour Dies after allegedly Being Delayed by Policemen for not Wearing Face Mask in Ogun State

A pregnant woman who was in labour died today after she was allegedly delayed by police officers for not wearing a face mask in the Ogun Waterside local government area of Ogun state. According to reports, the deceased, Waidat Adedeji, went into labour and was being rushed on a motorcycle by one of her children to the Ita-Otu General hospital when they were stopped by police officers at Sowore checkpoint. The police officers inquired why they were not wearing face masks and also not obeying the social distancing order of the state government. It was gathered that the policemen allegedly delayed the motorcyclist for hours before they were later released. The woman reportedly died some minutes after. Youths in the area blamed the police for her death. As a way of protest, they t...
Nigerian Singer, Seyi Shay Says Her EP & LP Are Ready But Delayed By “Powers That Be”
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Nigerian Singer, Seyi Shay Says Her EP & LP Are Ready But Delayed By “Powers That Be”

Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress, Seyi Shay Tweeted yesterday night the good news we have always been waiting for, her EP [Extended Playlist] & LP [Long Playlist] are ready for consumption. The tweet also states that the album is been delayed by the “powers that be”, which we are still wondering what it could be. Seyi Shay, who wrote and produced three songs for the soundtrack to Konami’s video game Crime Life: Gang Wars (2005). She also wrote “You Will See”, a song that was included on Melanie C’s third studio album Beautiful Intentions (2005). Shay wrote “White Lies”, a song from Chip’s Transition album. In 2008, she became the lead singer for the now defunct pop girl group From Above. The group signed a recording deal with Sony’s Columbia Records and was mana...
Prayer Not the Master Key — Odesola
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Prayer Not the Master Key — Odesola

ASSISTANT General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in charge of Administration and Personnel, Pastor Johnson Funsho Odesola has said, singing “Prayer is the master key” is a misinterpretation of the role of prayer in the life of the believer. He made the clarification while leading the Tuesday, April 28, Bible Study broadcast of the RCCG via Dove Media. The Bible study was on Obedience. Odesola who has been a member of the RCCG since the 70s said prayer alone won’t solve all human problems, noting that there are many other things that God requires from the believer apart from prayer. He said there are requests that could be answered through simple obedience rather than prayers. *Prayer without obedience is vain According to him, “If you don’t obey principle...
Kylie Jenner tries the Don’t Touch Challenge With her Daughter Stormi Webster
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Kylie Jenner tries the Don’t Touch Challenge With her Daughter Stormi Webster

The new "Don't Touch" challenge, which is a social experiment to teach kids about delayed gratification, is one most parents have taken part in. 22-year-old self-made billionaire, Kylie Jenner decided to get in on the challenge with her daughter Stormi. The challenge sees parents place a bowl containing something their child likes in front of the child. The child is then instructed not to touch the content of the bowl until mummy goes out and comes back in. Some children get tired of waiting and begin eating the content of the bowl. Some get tempted to disobey their parent but change their mind. However, there are those kids who obey the instruction not to touch the content of the bowl until their parent returns. Kylie tried it with her daughter, Stormi Webster and shared a...
Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr rematch delayed because of venue
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Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr rematch delayed because of venue

Matchroom promoter Hearn has claimed that the bout will be taking place in either America or the UK, with Madison Square Garden and Cardiff's Principality Stadium two possible venues. Speaking to ESPN, Hearn said: "We had a few late approaches (from other sites) that delayed things. "Expect to decide this weekend. Still, U.K. and U.S. (are the) favourites."
Why Ministerial Appointment Is Being Delayed – Boss Mustapha
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Why Ministerial Appointment Is Being Delayed – Boss Mustapha

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha has given reasons why President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list is being delay. Speaking on the sidelines of the just concluded meetings of the African Export-import Bank in Moscow, Boss Mustapha explained that the delay was to allow the National Assembly complete its leadership processes and lawmakers resume from recess, assuring that the list will be out by July. The SGF assured that Buhari will place the issue before the National Assembly as quickly as possible.He said: “Our system is unique. We have an executive system where your membership of a parliament denies you the opportunity of being a minister, unless you resign from parliament. “Mr. President is working on his list or must have concluded. He me...
Father of Late Baby Benaiah Reveals Why His Treatment Was Delayed
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Father of Late Baby Benaiah Reveals Why His Treatment Was Delayed

The father of late baby Benaiah, has released a statement revealing why the treatment of his son was delayed. Benaiah died on Friday, the 15th of February, while his way to Dubai for a major heart surgery, this was after Nigerians rallied to raise N70m for the procedure. The news of the death of baby Benaiah swept through social media, leaving many heartbroken, and his father has now released a statement to reveal why the treatment was delayed. Read the statement below; It is with great sadness that We announce the passing of our son, Baby Benaiah “braveheart” Agoboye. Baby Benaiah died on our way to the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos for a flight to Dubai Scheduled for 12.55pm local time yesterday, the 15th of February, 2019. In our company at the time was th...
New Minimum Wage: Why We Called Off Strike Despite Delayed Implementation – NLC
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New Minimum Wage: Why We Called Off Strike Despite Delayed Implementation – NLC

Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Enugu State, Comrade Virginius Nwobodo, has explained why labour halted the planned strike despite non immediate implementation of the new minimum wage. Nwobodo in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday also spoke on labour’s plan to ensure states pay whatever is implemented by the federal government. He said: “I must also commend the National leaders of NLC for deciding to suspend the strike since the tripartite committee had shown interest in convening and concluding their report. “The decision to suspend the strike was the best thing the NLC leadership did because what is the essence of the strike again when our demand that prompted the planned strike had been met. “If we had gone ahead with the st...
Senator Shehu Sani Reveals How Tinubu, Buhari Tried To Stop Him From Dumping APC
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Senator Shehu Sani Reveals How Tinubu, Buhari Tried To Stop Him From Dumping APC

Senator Shehu Sani who few weeks ago dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), has disclosed how President Muhammmadu Buhari and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, delayed his exit from the ruling party. Senator Shehu Sani who represents Kaduna central in the red chamber, denied demanding automatic ticket from the APC while being interviewed on Sunday Politics, a Channels Television programme. According to the Senator who lost the party’s senatorial ticket to El-Rufai’s candidate, Uba Sani, despite having the backing of the National Working Committee (NWC), one has to be in the good book of a Governor or somebody close to the seat of power to emerge a candidate of the APC. “There was no time I dem...
Why Paris Club Refund Is Being Delayed – FG
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Why Paris Club Refund Is Being Delayed – FG

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday said the release of the last part of Paris Club refund was being delayed because of the condition attached to it by President Muhammadu Buhari. Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting. “Mr. President has given approval for the payment of the last Paris Club refund to the states but the approval came with some conditions which we are trying to work out together with the states to meet. “Those conditions that Mr. President gave are that we must show that the states have used the previous refund for payment of salaries and they will use this one also for payment of salaries,” she said. On entitlements of Ex-Staff of the Nigeria Airways, she said the a...
Jim Iyke Speaks Denies Being Arrested At Airport For Slapping Dana Air Staff
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Jim Iyke Speaks Denies Being Arrested At Airport For Slapping Dana Air Staff

Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke in a telephone conversation with PULSE, has denied the viral reports going around that he was arrested at the airport. According to him, he only had a delayed flight and was only being escorted by his two personal assistants and police escort.“I am surprised at this news. I am presently seating at the Dana Air office about to board my flight. I missed my flight and when I got to the airport, I wanted to try and see if I could make it because the plane hadn’t gone, they even tried speaking to the pilot but it was late. They had to put me on the next flight. “My sister just called me to ask this same question because she said her old school friend called her and told she held about my arrest. I have been at the airport for two hours. I don’t know why peopl...
Fulham Boss Jokanovic Coy Over New Deal
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Fulham Boss Jokanovic Coy Over New Deal

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic says he is focused on the club's Premier League campaign rather than worrying about his contract, reports Sky Sports. It has been reported the Serbian, who was appointed in December 2015, has delayed discussions about extending his commitment to the London club, who he guided to promotion via the play-offs last season. Asked about his contract situation, Jokanovic said: "This is not the first time I got this question and in general I prefer not to make contact about private things. "This is job is in the hands of my agent and the club. When I have some kind of news I can share, I will share with all the people. "In this moment, I am focused only about the Premier League, about competition. I am fully motivated to be successful with my team and this...

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