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Why David Luiz did not join Real Madrid after leaving Arsenal
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Why David Luiz did not join Real Madrid after leaving Arsenal

Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, was keen to bring David Luiz to the club this summer, but the club never tabled an offer for the player, Globo reports. Ancelotti is believed to have made contact with Luiz, who he worked together with at Chelsea. The 34-year-old became a free agent this summer, having seen his contract with Arsenal expire at the end of June. However, he has now returned to his native Brazil to sign with Flamengo, putting pen to paper on a 15-month contract. It ended Luiz’s 15-year playing career in Europe. But things would have been different if Madrid presented an offer for the experienced centre back. The LaLiga giants allowed captain Sergio Ramos leave this summer, while Raphael Varane signed for Manchester United. David Alaba arrived at the ...
Actor and comedian, Norm Macdonald, best known for his roles on ‘Saturday Night Live’, Dies aged 61
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Actor and comedian, Norm Macdonald, best known for his roles on ‘Saturday Night Live’, Dies aged 61

Hollywood actor and comedian, Norm Macdonald has died. MacDonald best known for his role in comedy series 'The Saturday Night Live' died on Tuesday, September 14 his manager has revealed. His death came after a nine-year private battle with cancer, his management firm, Brillstein Entertainment said. Lori Jo Hoekstra, Macdonald's longtime producing partner and friend, was with the comedian when he died, according to reports.  Hoekstra says that though Macdonald had been battling cancer for nearly a decade, he was determined to keep his health struggles private, and away from his family, friends and fans. "He was most proud of his comedy," Hoekstra said. "He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his lo...
Nice vs Marseille: Abandoned Ligue 1 game Rescheduled for October 27
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Nice vs Marseille: Abandoned Ligue 1 game Rescheduled for October 27

The match between Nice and Marseille which was abandoned last month due to crowd trouble will be replayed on October 27, France's Ligue 1 said on Monday. It is set to be played at a neutral location and Ligue 1 said the venue will be determined at a later date. Nice were handed a two-point penalty, one of which is suspended, following fan violence during the game which was abandoned with 15 minutes left after home fans threw projectiles and invaded the pitch. French Professional League (LFP) had ordered the club to play their next home game behind closed doors, pending the results of the probe. The point deduction meant Nice had dropped to fifth place - one point behind Marseille in the standings, with six points from three games, but both teams won this weeke...
John Terry names club best positioned to win title after signing one star
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John Terry names club best positioned to win title after signing one star

Former Chelsea captain, John Terry has said that his old side have put themselves in a position to clinch the Premier League title this season following the resigning of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan. He pointed out that the Belgian was the ‘one big one missing’ from the Blues squad last season. According to the Blues legend, Thomas Tuchel’s side can now challenge champions, Manchester City for the title this season. Terry, who was part of the Chelsea squad during Lukaku’s first spell at Stamford Bridge, believes that the 28-year-old is the missing piece of the jigsaw for the Blues to clinch league title again. “I think they’re looking very good, he’s the one big one missing. I know they won the Champions League last season but probably just missed out [on the Premier League...
Man United release Ronaldo’s photos in new jersey as fans await shirt number
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Man United release Ronaldo’s photos in new jersey as fans await shirt number

Manchester United on Tuesday released pictures of Cristiano Ronaldo in their new kits for the 2021/22 season. However, despite fans’ curiosity, the club failed to unveil Ronaldo’s jersey number. The club said, “We have the photos you have been waiting for, ever since our sensational transfer announcement last Friday… Cristiano Ronaldo wearing the new Manchester United kit for 2021/22. “The Reds icon has now completed his summer switch from Juventus and although he’s currently in Portugal preparing to play for his national team, he was able to take some time out to familiarise himself with this season’s fantastic threads from adidas. “While Ronaldo’s squad number is still to be revealed, and his second debut for the club will be desperately awaited, we can at least now show hi...
Bandits kill two as Troops Rescue three Kidnapped Commuters in Kaduna
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Bandits kill two as Troops Rescue three Kidnapped Commuters in Kaduna

Two persons have been killed by bandits in Makoro Iri village in Kajuru Local Governemnt Area of Kaduna State. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, August 29, said troops rescued three commuters kidnapped by bandits. "Bandits invaded the remote village and shot dead the duo identified as Gideon Mumini and Barnabas Ezra," he stated.   "In another development, troops of Operation Safe Haven rescued three travelers from armed bandits along the Gidan Waya- Godogodo road in Jema'a LGA. The travelers were abducted by armed bandits who barricaded the road. Troops responded to a distress call and pursued the bandits, rescuing the trio identified as Jibril Salisu, Happy Sunday, and...
West Brom vs Arsenal: Arteta names two players that will drive their success
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West Brom vs Arsenal: Arteta names two players that will drive their success

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has expressed delight for having Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette back in his squad. Aubameyang only came off the bench in the second half of the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday. Lacazette has not played at all for Arsenal this season, after he tested positive for COVID-19. However, both strikers are expected to be involved as Arteta’s men chase their first win of the campaign in the Carabao Cup against West Brom on Wednesday night. Arteta said: “That’s really good news because we really need them. “We know that a big part of what we want to do, as I’ve mentioned before, is going to be determined in the boxes and these are the two players that have the biggest goal threat in the team. “They are both so ...
D’Tigers ranked 7th in Afrobasket Power rankings
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D’Tigers ranked 7th in Afrobasket Power rankings

Nigeria has been ranked No. 7 in the FIBA power rankings for the 2021 Afrobasket scheduled to hold from August 24 to September 5 in Kigali the Rwanda capital. The power rankings, which are different from the FIBA World Ranking presented by Nike, are based on the recent performances of the 16 teams that will battle in Kigali. Power rankings are determined by dividing the sum of all the winning points, tie points, schedule points and bonus points by the number of games played. Although Nigeria are ranked No. 1 in Africa according to the latest FIBA Nike rankings released early this month, their inability to attend the competition with the stars they took to the Olympics has adversely affected their chances on the ranking table. Nigeria showed up at Tokyo Olympics last mon...
I will not exit government as a failure- President Buhari
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I will not exit government as a failure- President Buhari

President Buhari has said that he is not prepared to leave office as a failure come 2023. The President said this while speaking during a closed-door meeting with service chiefs at the statehouse today August 19. The President said he is determined to turn things around in the war against insecurity. The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, who spoke to statehouse correspondents after the meeting, said although the military has “recorded successes”, the president is determined to achieve a turnaround in the fortunes of the country. “It is evident that a lot of successes have been recorded. Large numbers of people are surrendering in the Northeast as a consequence of the relentless efforts of the armed forces, intelligence and security agencies. This is very, ver...
My government’s response to Insecurity has been strong and robust – Buhari
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My government’s response to Insecurity has been strong and robust – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his government's response to insecurity witnessed in the country has been “strong, determined and robust”. The President who was represented by Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi at the graduation of Course 29 participants of the National Defence College in Abuja on Friday August 13, commended the personnel of the Nigeria police, intelligence and security agencies as well as local vigilante and community groups for their efforts, adding that his government is making continuous efforts at consolidating the progress made in improving the enabling security environment for peace and development. Buhari said;   “Although the nation is still grappling with the challenges of terrorism, banditry, kidnapp...
Court declines Okorocha’s application to stop confiscation of his properties
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Court declines Okorocha’s application to stop confiscation of his properties

  Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha's application for an order to stop the State Government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from confiscating his properties, has been declined by a Federal High Court in Abuja. Counsel to Senator Okorocha, Mr Oba Maduabuchi (SAN) who told the court presided over by Justice Ahmed Mohammed that properties of his client were being marked for confiscation and demolition, had asked the court on Wednesday August 11 to grant an interim order to stop the EFCC and the Imo State Government from carrying on with their action. The motion could however not go through as counsels to Imo government and the EFCC challenged jurisdiction of the court to sit on the matter during the vacation period. ...
What Lionel Messi said after Signing for PSG
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What Lionel Messi said after Signing for PSG

New Paris Saint-Germain signing, on Tuesday night expressed happiness after joining the club from Barcelona. Messi, who signed a two-year deal with an option of a third year, said he was determined to help build something special for the club and its fans. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner also described PSG’s squad as ‘talented,’ adding that everything about the French Ligue 1 giants matches his football ambitions. “I am excited to begin a new chapter of my career at Paris Saint-Germain. Everything about the club matches my football ambitions,“ Messi was quoted by PSG’s official website as saying “I know how talented the squad and the coaching staff are here. “I am determined to help build something special for the club and the fans, and I am looking forward t...
Benin Republic to Determine Sunday Igboho’s asylum Request this week – Lawyer
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Benin Republic to Determine Sunday Igboho’s asylum Request this week – Lawyer

An asylum request filed in Benin Republic by Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho will reportedly be determined this week. Punch reported that the bail application for Igboho was deferred by his lawyers because of his medical report and the probable result of his asylum application among others. Olasupo Ojo, one of Igboho's lawyers said though there had not been an official statement from Benin Republic government on the asylum request, there is hope that a position will be made known this week. He said; “I have not got any official report in relation to that. Yes, we are expecting feedback this week." Spokesperson for Ilana Omo Oduduwa, Maxwell Adeleye also disclosed that the organisation is expecting a positive response. Adeleye to...
Guardiola set to switch Man City target from Harry Kane to Lewandowski
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Guardiola set to switch Man City target from Harry Kane to Lewandowski

Manchester City are monitoring the contract situation of Robert Lewandowski, according to SportsMail. Pep Guardiola is seeking to bring in an elite centre forward this summer to replace Sergio Aguero, who left as a free agent. Lewandowski has two years left on his current £300,000-a-week deal at Bayern Munich. City’s top target is Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who they offered £100million before Euro 2020 kicked off. But Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, is determined to hold on to Kane for at least one more season, forcing City to consider alternatives. Lewandowski, 32, played under Guardiola at Bayern from 2014-2016, winning two Bundesliga titles and the German Cup. Real Madrid also have a long-standing interest in Lewandowski and his agent, Pini Zahavi, recently brokered the ...
Lagos ICT Business Park in Katangowa Kicks off with Alternative Financing
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Lagos ICT Business Park in Katangowa Kicks off with Alternative Financing

The administration of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu is determined to successfully accomplish the Computer Village relocation to a more conducive and business-friendly environment. This would help to address the environmental challenges created by the market in Ikeja.”   These are the words of the Honorable Commissioner of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, when he was speaking on the partnership between the state government and Bridgeways Global Projects Limited on the development of the Lagos ICT Business Park in Katangowa, with the Coalition of Associations in Computer Village (CACOVI) as the major beneficiaries funded by Sterling Alternative Finance.   The Lagos ICT Business Park, Katangowa is the first of its kind in Africa and wil...
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...
My Greatest Challenge As A Pastors’ Daughter – Actress, Precious Ogunleye Opens Up
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My Greatest Challenge As A Pastors’ Daughter – Actress, Precious Ogunleye Opens Up

Precious Ayomide Ogunleye, the fast rising actress cum model, is determined to make her family proud. To achieve this, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) student decided to stay on her own in order to concentrate on her studies and acting career as well. She opens up on the challenges of being an actress and pastors’ daughter. How did you come into entertainment? My father was the one that brought me into the entertainment world. He was always asking me to hawk clothes that he bought from Dubai. I was always the one to sell the clothes and also model them for him. That made me develop interest in modeling. My father wanted me to go into modelling but with another mindset of doing strictly clothes and makeover. He didn’t want modeling with body exposure but I went...
You Can’t Benefit from Gulak’s Assassination – Gov Uzodimma tells FFK; he Replies
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You Can’t Benefit from Gulak’s Assassination – Gov Uzodimma tells FFK; he Replies

The Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma, has accused former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode,  of looking for ways to benefit from the murder of former presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak, in Owerri, the Imo state capital on Sunday, May 30. Recall that FFK in a series of tweets posted this morning asked the governor certain questions about the murder of Mr. Gulak. Responding, Uzodinma in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku, said that the way and manner FFK jumped into the story of Gulak’s murder, showed he was all about 'making capital from it.' The statement in part reads “From the look of things, it seems former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode wants to make capital of the unfortunate gruesome murder of former Political Adviser to for...
Delta Police Command Warns against Hoisting and Carrying of Biafra flag in any part of the state
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Delta Police Command Warns against Hoisting and Carrying of Biafra flag in any part of the state

The Delta State Police Command has warned against hoisting and carrying of Biafra flag in any part of the state. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who gave the warning in a statement on Sunday, May 30, said undercover police detectives have been deployed across the state for the purpose of arresting any one caught carrying Biafra Flag. "The Command is aware of the threat of the proscribed Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) and their intention of parading themselves in some parts of the state. "The Commissioner of Police Delta State who is determined to maintain peace in the state has urged officers and men of the state command to be on red alert, watchful, and deal decisively with the trouble shooters," the statement reads. "The CP therefore warns that on no ac...
Akon’s Range Rover Stolen as he Pumped Gas into the Vehicle
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Akon’s Range Rover Stolen as he Pumped Gas into the Vehicle

Senegalese-American singer, Akon's car was stolen from a gas station on Monday night, May 24 in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. The car was reportedly stolen as the singer was pumping gas into his car. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Akon stopped at a Quiktrip gas station to fill his white Range Rover up with gas. He left the car running with the keys inside the vehicle, so he could fill up the gas tank. Before he was done, however, he noticed someone taking off with his car, which held valuables, including a $25,000 diamond necklace, a Louis Vuitton bag and his iPhone. Akon called police, who arrived at the gas station at 11:59 p.m. He told authorities that a dark-colored sedan followed his SUV when it made a right onto Sidney Marcus Boulevard. Surveillan...
Father to Face Capital Murder Charges in Death of his 5-week-old son
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Father to Face Capital Murder Charges in Death of his 5-week-old son

An Alabama man is facing capital murder charges in the death of his 5-week-old son, whose body was found shortly after the father made a public plea for the missing baby’s safe return. Montgomery County Sheriff, Derrick Cunningham said the body of infant Caleb Whisnand Jr. was found on Wednesday night, May 13, in a rural area of neighboring Lowndes County. The baby’s father, 32-year-old Caleb Whisnand Sr., was then arrested on manslaughter charges, Derrick said on Thursday. After an autopsy was conducted, investigators said they determined the charges should be upgraded to capital murder. “This is a baby. You are talking about a 5-week-old baby,” Cunningham said. Authorities did not disclose the cause of the infant’s death or how long he had been dead. A warrant indicate...
Curfew in Rivers state to now be enforced from 7pm to 6am daily
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Curfew in Rivers state to now be enforced from 7pm to 6am daily

The curfew imposed in Rivers state will now be enforced from 7pm to 6am daily with effect from tomorrow May 11, and until further notice. Governor Nyesom Wike gave the directive in a state-wide broadcast on Monday May 10.  He said the curfew is a step towards enhancing the collective safety of the state, following last Friday’s attack on security formations across the state which led to the death of seven police officers. Wike said; “As a further step towards enhancing our collective safety, we have reviewed the existing night curfew across the twenty-three local government areas which will now start from 7pm and end at 6am until further notice from tomorrow 11th of May 2021. “Security agencies are hereby directed to note the new curfew time, ensure strict compliance and effe...
Zidane ‘Very angry’ with Controversial Sevilla Penalty as Real Madrid Lose Ground in La Liga
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Zidane ‘Very angry’ with Controversial Sevilla Penalty as Real Madrid Lose Ground in La Liga

A VAR review determined Eder Militao had handled the ball in the box, negating a penalty at the other end after a swift counter. Zinedine Zidane has said he is "very angry" after a controversial VAR decision went against Real Madrid in a disappointing 2-2 draw with Sevilla on Sunday, which stalled their pursuit of Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga. During a review of a 78th-minute penalty won by Karim Benzema, referees determined an earlier play at the other end involved a handball in the box by Real Madrid defender Eder Militao. Rather than giving Real Madrid a spot kick, Sevilla were awarded one. Ivan Rakitic converted to take a one-goal advantage before Eden Hazard equalised deep in stoppage time. While Zidane had the call explained to him, he said later: "What they hav...
We Are Determined To End Criminality, Violence In Nigeria – Babagana Monguno
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We Are Determined To End Criminality, Violence In Nigeria – Babagana Monguno

Apparently alarmed by the atrocities unleashed on the nation and its citizens by criminals, the Presidency on Friday vowed to do all within its powers to end the cycle of violence and restore peace and stability nationwide. This assurance came at the end of a crucial enlarged security meeting called at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Friday in the wake of rising security challenges in the land, which have threatened national unity and peace. Although the Presidency adjourned the meeting till Tuesday next week to take further briefings from concerned security heads and agencies, the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno, said in a terse statement made available to Vanguard that Nigerian security agencies were set to put a...
Chinese Man Jumps into Furnace and Burns Alive After Losing £6k on Stock Market
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Chinese Man Jumps into Furnace and Burns Alive After Losing £6k on Stock Market

A Chinese factory worker jumped into a super-heated 900C steel furnace and was burnt alive after allegedly losing £6,000 on the stock market. Wang Long, 34, went missing from a night shift at the Chinese steel factory where he worked before surveillance footage revealed the disturbing chain of events leading to his death. A shocking video shows the man looking into the furnace during a smelting operation, before taking off his helmet and jumping into the furnace. His employers, Baogang Group, said it was suspected his death was related to a "large amount of losses" and that he "could not repay his heavy debts." Wang Long had worked for the company, one of China’s major steel producers, for more than a decade. According to colleagues, the "introverted" factory worker, who...
Man City vs Tottenham: Mourinho’s Men Lose Coin toss for Carabao Cup final
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Man City vs Tottenham: Mourinho’s Men Lose Coin toss for Carabao Cup final

  Tottenham Hotspur have lost a coin toss decider and will now wear their dark green away kit for next month’s Carabao Cup Final against Manchester City. The FA deemed that Spurs’ traditional white-and-blue home colours clashed with City’s sky blue shirts. A club statement read: “We can confirm that we shall play this season’s Carabao Cup Final in our away kit due to a colour clash with opponents Manchester City. “With our home Lilywhite and blue kit deemed to conflict with our opponents’ sky blue and white strip, we are required to wear alternative colours for the match, as determined by the traditional toss of a coin. “This will not be the first time we have worn our away kit in a Wembley Final – back in 1982 we memorably wore our change colours in our FA Cup Fina...
Manchester United Want to sign Torres
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Manchester United Want to sign Torres

  Manchester United are willing to sign defender, Pau Torres, from Villarreal at the end of the season, according to Manchester Evening News. Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is enamored  with Torres and wants to partner Captain Harry Maguire with the Spain international in the 2021/2022 season. Solskjaer is determined to add a new centre-back in his squad whom he can rely on in fitness terms, with Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof proving fitness concerns occasionally so far this season. Torres has emerged as one of the stars of Unai Emery’s Villarreal this season. The 24-year-old missed out on a call-up to the Spain squad for the March internationals through injury. He has played 32 times for Villarreal this season, scoring three goals. Man United wil...
Phone Scam: Nigerian man arrested in US for allegedly conning 80-year-old woman out of $31,000
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Phone Scam: Nigerian man arrested in US for allegedly conning 80-year-old woman out of $31,000

A Nigerian man, Dexter Enwerem has been arrested in Norwish, Connecticut in connection with an international phone scam crime organization. Enwerem, 34, of 29 Ward St., Norwich, was charged with first-degree larceny and is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond, according to a Norwich Police Department news release Wednesday, March 24. Police began investigating a complaint in September 2020 from someone who said their 80-year-old mother-in-law sent money to “unknown individuals for the benefit of ‘helping the homeless.’” “The victim sent gift cards to suspects totaling $13,500 and an $18,000 money order to a suspect identified as Norwich resident Dexter Enwerem,” the release reads. “After a thorough investigation by Detective Scott Meikle, it was determined Enwerem was part ...
Cristiano Ronaldo Takes Decision on Real Madrid Return
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Cristiano Ronaldo Takes Decision on Real Madrid Return

Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, is determined to resign from Real Madrid this summer and has instructed his agents to open talks with the LaLiga club. The 36-year-old left the Santiago Bernabeu in 2018 to join Juventus in a £100m deal. Juve brought in Ronaldo, in a bid to end their wait for a fourth Champions League trophy, but the Serie A club has been knocked out before the semi-finals in each of the Portuguese’s three seasons at the club. Last week’s defeat to Porto in the Champions League, has left Ronaldo considering his future in Turin and although the club insists he’s part of their plans, the forward only has a year to run on his deal. While Ronaldo will not fight publicly for a move to Real, Zinedine Zidane fueled talks of a return earlier this week by admitting...
Chelsea vs Man Utd: Referee Reportedly Admits Hudson-Odoi’s Handball was ‘Penalty’
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Chelsea vs Man Utd: Referee Reportedly Admits Hudson-Odoi’s Handball was ‘Penalty’

  Manchester United defender, Luke Shaw, has claimed that referee Stuart Attwell admitted that Callum Hudson-Odoi’s handball was a penalty. Shaw reacted angrily after Attwell decided not to award a spot-kick during their 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Sunday. Hudson-Odoi touched the ball with his hand in the penalty area while fighting with Mason Greenwood for possession during the first half. However, after consulting with VAR, Attwell determined that the contact was not grounds for a penalty, to the chagrin of the visitors. Shaw has now claimed United captain, Harry Maguire, was told the kick should have been given. “If it’s not going to be a penalty, l don’t think they needed to stop the game,” he said to Sky Sports after the game. “The ref even said to H [Harry ...
Benue Man Cuts Off his Penis to be Able to Control his Libido
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Benue Man Cuts Off his Penis to be Able to Control his Libido

A man in Benue state has cut off part of his genitals to curb his libido. Terhemen Anongo, popularly called Doc K or Bob Korna, is a resident of Gboko in Benue state. As he couldn't control his thirst for women, he decided to take the advice in the Bible by cutting off that which causes him to sin. Anongo is popularly called Doctor K because he was a student of the University of Ibadan medical school. He dropped out in his final year in 2007 owing to psychiatric reasons and has been living alone in his father’s house, having chased out all other relatives who he accused of being behind his plight. Despite dropping out of school, he is highly articulate and seen as intelligent. He transports traders’ goods in a wheelbarrow to make ends meet. But one thing he couldn...
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 ...
France Seeks to Set Age of Sexual Consent to 15 Years
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France Seeks to Set Age of Sexual Consent to 15 Years

France’s government wants to set the age of sexual consent at 15 and make it easier to punish long-ago child sexual abuse. Victims of sexual abuse and child protection activists have long pushed for tougher laws and greater societal recognition of the problem of sexual abuse and this new development has been welcomed by them. France's lack of an age of consent have complicated efforts to prosecute alleged perpetrators. The Justice Ministry said systematic sexual abuse is "intolerable", adding that "the government is determined to act quickly to implement the changes that our society expects." "An act of sexual penetration by an adult on a minor under 15 will be considered a rape," Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti said Tuesday, Feb 9, on France-2 television. Perpetrat...
This Government Is Determined To End Impunity – Abubakar Malami
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This Government Is Determined To End Impunity – Abubakar Malami

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, says the federal government is determined to end impunity. The minister said this in a statement Umar Gwandu, his special assistant on media and public relations, issued on his behalf. The statement is in commemoration of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, which is celebrated on November 2 every year. He said it is gratifying to note that “Nigeria is no longer among the countries with impunity for crimes against journalists”, referring to the 2020 Global Index for Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists released on Wednesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The report indicated that Nigeria is the only country that came off the index from 2019.  Malami said b...
Gunmen Open Fire on Borno State Governor’s Convoy
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Gunmen Open Fire on Borno State Governor’s Convoy

The convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state, was attacked by yet-to-be-identified gunmen at Baga, a town in the state, on Wednesday, July 29. According to reports, the Governor had gone to visit some Internally Displaced Persons camps when his convoy was attacked. “The governor went to Kukawa, and on his way to Baga his convoy was attacked. Nobody was injured,” a resident said It is yet to be determined if the gunmen were Boko Haram members. One of the governor’s aides, Mohammed Mai Bukar, wrote on Facebook that the governor and every member of his entourage are fine. “To Our Concerned citizens H.E Prof.Zulum and His Entourage are all fine and there was (were) no casualties. Thanks!” his post read This is the second known attack on the convoy o...
Ufoma McDermott Thanks her Husband for his Contribution in their Children’s Life as She Celebrates him on his Birthday
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Ufoma McDermott Thanks her Husband for his Contribution in their Children’s Life as She Celebrates him on his Birthday

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

Loris Karius is determined to show what he can do after returning to Anfield following a loan at Besiktas. "I can move forward in training at Liverpool. As the second-choice goalkeeper in England you know that you get your chances," Karius told Transfermarkt. "I am currently at the best club in the world, play for titles, have the highest level around me every day in training. I am fully aware that I am in a good position to be in Liverpool. I have great conditions there."
Premier League Reveals Why Aubameyang Was Sent Off Against Crystal Palace
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Premier League Reveals Why Aubameyang Was Sent Off Against Crystal Palace

The Premier League has given reasons Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, was sent off during their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday. Aubameyang was shown a straight red card in the second half after a VAR check, following a rash tackle on Max Meyer. The Gabon striker had earlier fired Arsenal in front, before Jordan Ayew earned a point for the home side. “VAR looked at the incident and determined that the point of contact and the intensity of the challenge endangered the safety of the opponent and recommended upgrading the yellow card to a red card for serious foul play,” the Premier League said in a statement. Aubameyang will now miss fixtures against Sheffield United, Chelsea and Bournemouth.
University Drop-out attacks four Policemen with Knife
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University Drop-out attacks four Policemen with Knife

A university drop-out has attacked four policemen with a kitchen knife, saying he was high on Indian hemp and had no idea of what he was doing. 20-year old Alex Traykov, a former History student at Winchester University, had called the emergency line 999 to report a fight at a house in Islington, north London, on the evening of October 6, 2018. He then lay in wait with a large kitchen knife hidden behind him in the hallway of his friend’s flat, Yahoo News UK reported. The four officers were completely unprepared for the “extreme violence” that was unleashed on them, the court heard. Prosecutor Duncan Atkinson said the officers sustained injuries variously to the heads, faces, back of the neck and hands. After Traykov had attacked three policemen, the fourth officer brought him do...
Lady Gets Help After Wearing Her Matriculation Gown to Her Mother’s Fish Stand
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Lady Gets Help After Wearing Her Matriculation Gown to Her Mother’s Fish Stand

A young lady has been highly celebrated on social media after she shared pictures of herself wearing her matriculation gown at the store where her mother sells fish. The lady, a fresh undergraduate identified as Elsie Worgor, wore her matriculation gown to her mother’s stand at Mile One Market in Port-Harcourt. She took pictures with the woman and shared them on social media to appreciate her for being hardworking. Elsie said: “My Mum sells fish(different kinds), Mum doesn’t allow us(siblings and I) to visit her at the market neither has she ever told us to come sell with her, She would always say I don’t want you people to see me suffering Under the rainy season, Sun and Harmattan season, Mum still sells fish. What can I really do to repay her love?? Silver nor Gold...
Meet The Man Who ‘Raped’ And Impregnated Woman In Coma For 14 Years
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Meet The Man Who ‘Raped’ And Impregnated Woman In Coma For 14 Years

A 36-year-old nurse who allegedly raped and impregnated a woman in coma for 14 years has been arrested by the police in Arizona. The suspect, Nathan Sutherland, was arrested after investigators obtained a DNA sample Tuesday, according to the Phoenix Police Department. Police said that they had determined that his DNA matched the baby’s DNA and he was booked into the Maricopa County Jail without bond on Tuesday after being charged with one count of vulnerable adult abuse and one count of sexual assault. Speaking at a press conference, Sgt. Tommy Thompson said: “We may not know how many times this occurred. “We cant always choose the way we come into this life, but this community can choose to love this baby. I’m told the baby is fine.” Sutherland, who worked as a licensed prac...
Thinking Of Buying A Car? Here Is A List Of The Least Reliable Cars
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Thinking Of Buying A Car? Here Is A List Of The Least Reliable Cars

The big decision of buying a car is not one to be taken lightly as it can be the difference between a being happy or sad about your revenue on the long run. When you’re shopping for a new car, you can’t trust all the ads you see on TV or online. Each automaker is going to tout its biggest benefits and go hard at the flaws of its competitors. So who can you really trust when deciding on your next car? Fellow drivers who already own the car you’re considering. Consumer Reports gathered the data for its 2018 Annual Auto Survey. They made use of responses of over 500,000 vehicles, which they ranked from the most reliable to the least reliable for 2018. Coming in dead last: the Ram 3500. The rankings for the least reliable car were determined by studying 17 trouble areas ranging from s...
Fed Govt Determined To Improving Transportation Sector – Amaechi
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Fed Govt Determined To Improving Transportation Sector – Amaechi

The Hon. Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, said that the present administration under President Muhammadu Buhari, in recognition of the transportation sector as an untapped goldmine, and in its quest to diversify the economy, is making concerted efforts towards improving the sector and making it economically viable, efficient and effective in terms of service delivery. The Minister stated this at the opening ceremony of the stakeholders’ forum on Innovations/Solutions on Road Transport Operations in Nigeria with the theme: “Transforming the Road Transport and Mass Transit Operations Private Partnership” held yesterday in Abuja. Amaechi, who was represented by the Director of Transport Planning and Coordination (TPC), Mr. Solomom Ishaya, stated that the meet...

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