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Missing 3-year-old boy found dead in Jigawa
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Missing 3-year-old boy found dead in Jigawa

A three-year-old boy, Aminu Bukar, who went missing in Guri Local Government Area (LGA) of Jigawa State last week, has been found dead. Confirming this development to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Lawan Shiisu, said Alhaji Bukar, the boy’s father, had earlier reported to the police that his child went missing at about 4:00 pm in Dolen Zugu Village on January 14, 2022. Shiisu said shortly after receiving the report, a team of policemen swung into action and later discovered Aminu’s corpse at Tudun Mai Jambo bush, about one kilometers from the village. The PPRO said Aminu was rushed to the hospital and certified dead by a medical doctor. He said a police investigation concluded that there was no foul play in the boy’s death. Shiisu added that the corpse w...
Update: Ex-Manchester United Footballer, Ryan Giggs’ trial over ”Assault on his ex-girlfriend and her sister” postponed
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Update: Ex-Manchester United Footballer, Ryan Giggs’ trial over ”Assault on his ex-girlfriend and her sister” postponed

The domestic violence trial of ex-Manchester United footballer and Wales coach, Ryan Giggs, has been put back seven months due to the ongoing backlog of court cases. His hearing had been fixed for next Monday at Manchester Crown Court but no courtroom at the venue is available to take the case. On Tuesday (January 18), Judge Hilary Manley said: “Unfortunately it has become necessary to vacate this trial from the list. “The reason for this is because there is not a court available to accommodate this trial. “Due to the large backlog of court cases, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic and the need for social distancing, this is a situation which is a daily reality for the criminal courts.” Chris Daw QC, representing Giggs, said: 'I have of course explained the situati...
Manchester United: Garth Crooks Slams Cristiano Ronaldo over ‘Irritating’ Behaviour
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Manchester United: Garth Crooks Slams Cristiano Ronaldo over ‘Irritating’ Behaviour

Former Manchester United player, Garth Crooks has slammed Cristiano Ronaldo for questioning his teammates’ mentality. Ronaldo had called on his Man United teammates to raise their game and secure a top-three finish in an interview with Sky Sports. The Portugal captain also suggested that the club’s younger players are struggling to accept criticism behind the scenes. Reacting to the development, Crooks branded Ronaldo as Prima donna, irritating, adding that the Portugal captain should be looking at his own behaviour instead. “Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick wants his players to hold each other to account after Cristiano Ronaldo questioned their mentality,” Crooks told BBC Sport. “Ronaldo has expressed concern about the attitude of some of his teammates and sug...
This is a Joke taken too Far- Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer reacts to fresh charges filed against the IPOB leader
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This is a Joke taken too Far- Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer reacts to fresh charges filed against the IPOB leader

Lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has described as a joke taken too far the decision of the Federal government to file fresh 15-count amended charges against Kanu barely 24 hours of his appearance in court is a ploy to delay the case. Kanu will enter a fresh plea to a 15-count charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015 and signed by Director of Public Prosecution, M.B Abubakar as it was filed yesterday. Reacting to this development, Ejiofor in a statement released, described the charges as a waste of legal procedures. His statement reads, “I visited Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the company of Bar. Maxwell Opara and Prince Emmanuel Kanu, for a final brief on the level of our preparedness for tomorrow’s legal onslaught. The meetin...
65-year old man beheaded in Imo community
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65-year old man beheaded in Imo community

A 65-year-old man identified as Nnoruoka Onyeokwu, was beheaded by some unknown persons in Ubudom Atta community in the Njaba Local Government Area of Imo state over the weekend. According to residents of the community, the deceased was attacked in his house in the night while everyone was asleep. After killing him, the assailants displayed his head at the primary school in the community. Residents said they woke up to see the decapitated head. The state police command is yet to comment on this development.
Insecurity: Benue Assembly amends anti-open grazing law
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Insecurity: Benue Assembly amends anti-open grazing law

The Benue State House of Assembly has amended the law prohibiting open grazing in the State (Benue State Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law of 2017) to provide for stiffer penalties for violators. The law has now included a 14-year jail term with an option of N5million fine for anyone found guilty of encouraging under aged children to graze cattle openly in any part of the State. The development was sequel to a report of the House Standing Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources, revealing lapses in the original law. Chairman of the Committee and lawmaker representing Makurdi South constituency, Mr. Terwase Aondoakaa, while leading debate on the report, explained that the amended law would provide for N500,000 fine for any first offender caught moving li...
Mourinho in Showdown talks with Roma owners after worst start in 43 years
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Mourinho in Showdown talks with Roma owners after worst start in 43 years

Jose Mourinho held showdown talks with Roma owners on Monday, following their 4-3 loss to Juventus last weekend. The hosts were leading 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico, before they conceded three goals in seven minutes. Juve even had Matthijs De Ligt sent off with less than 10 minutes left, but Roma were unable to draw level. The defeat was Mourinho’s ninth in his 21 games in charge thus far. Pressure is beginning to mount on the former Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham boss, who now has eight points less than predecessor Paulo Fonseca had at this stage last season. The Portuguese tactician has now presided over Roma’s worst start to a season in 43 years. However, Roma chiefs have no intention of sacking Mourinho at the moment, according to Football Italia, despite me...
‘Everyone is shocked by the treatment of Novak Djokovic, it’s not really good for tennis’ – Andy Murray
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‘Everyone is shocked by the treatment of Novak Djokovic, it’s not really good for tennis’ – Andy Murray

As Tennis world number one, Novak Djokovic continues to be held up in an immigration detention facility in Australia, Andy Murray has lent his voice to the ongoing drama, saying the situation is shocking to him and is not a good development for world tennis. Djokovic travelled to Australia with a medical exemption from getting the Covid-19 vaccine, as his team claim he tested positive in a PCR test on December 16. However, upon arriving in the country the tennis star was ordered to leave due to issues with the exemption on the visa which he applied for, which has prompted a legal battle against his deportation. According to Murray, the uncertainty over Novak Djokovic's situation ahead of the Australian Open despite him being the defending Australia open champion, is 'really bad'...
Lady receives accolades after sharing a mindblowing transformation video of a woman she rehabilitated
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Lady receives accolades after sharing a mindblowing transformation video of a woman she rehabilitated

The short footage, which depicted selflessness and compassion at their pinnacle, drew the attention of netizens, who praised the damsel in distress for her bravery. Watch the video below;   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by GossipMillNaija (@gossipmilltv) See some reactions below: 03mediaceo wrote: “This lady has done what Bubu hasn’t done for Nigeria for the past 7 years. Human development and care ❤️❤️❤️” leaddyskincare wrote: “I didn’t know when I started crying 😭 This is the true religion👏👏” bada.ig wrote: “Sometimes they are not mad. They just need care!” ikaydardison wrote: “Abeg no sleep with your two eyes closed 😢  ...
Three days after withdrawal, soldiers return to Ondo prisons
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Three days after withdrawal, soldiers return to Ondo prisons

Three days after the Nigerian Army suddenly withdrew its personnel from Correctional Centres across Ondo State, the soldiers have returned. The return of the soldiers was disclosed by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Saturday night. Akeredolu, had on Wednesday, raised the alarm over the action of the soldiers after he expressed worries that the move could encourage jailbreak. According to the Governor, who described the return as a welcome development, the Nigerian Army has allowed good reasoning to prevail in the interest of the people. While stressing that the initial withdrawal of the personnel from the Correctional Centres was an aberration and an undue security risk, Akeredolu in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Richard Olatunde, said the security of lives a...
Osun 2022: PDP changes date for screening of governorship aspirants
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Osun 2022: PDP changes date for screening of governorship aspirants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed the screening of aspirants for the Osun governorship election primary. The exercise, earlier scheduled for Tuesday, January 11, 2022, will now be held on Wednesday, January 12. National Organising Secretary, Umar Bature confirmed the new date in a statement on Saturday. The official said the venue for the screening remained the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja at 10 a.m. The leading opposition party apologized for inconveniences the development might cause. “All aspirants, leaders, critical stakeholders and members in Osun State should take note and by this, guided accordingly”, Bature added.
Another young woman reportedly found dead in Jos with her vital parts missing
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Another young woman reportedly found dead in Jos with her vital parts missing

A  young lady identified simply as Plangnan, was allegedly found dead in Jos, Plateau State with vital parts of herbody missing.   According to one Chuwang Ahmadu Rajan, the mutilated body of the deceased was found dumped near Plateau Radio Television Corporation (PRTV) in Rayfield area of Jos South last week.   The development is coming days after the mutilated body of a 300 level University of Jos student, Jennifer Anthony was recovered from a hotel in Jos with her vital parts removed .   Read Chuwang's post below:   "Our sister, Plangnan was killed during Christmas period around Rayfield and she was burried in that same area. ADVISORY:   "There's a Red Alert that ritualists have invaded Jos and now have a market for selling human part...
‘Solskjaer made a mistake signing him’ – Manchester United told to sell Ronaldo immediately
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‘Solskjaer made a mistake signing him’ – Manchester United told to sell Ronaldo immediately

Manchester United have been told to sell Cristiano Ronaldo immediately to let the younger players lead the line next season. Gabriel Agbonlahor, Aston Villa’s former striker, believes that the Portugal legend’s arrival at Old Trafford has done more harm than good to the club’s development. Ronaldo has netted 14 goals in all competitions for Manchester United this season but much has been made of his return. Ronaldo has been strongly criticized for his attitude when the goals are not coming his way. Agbonlahor is of the opinion that the system doesn’t work with Ronaldo and Cavani leading the line and believes the likes of Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford would do a better job. “Ronaldo looks like he’s using a yard of pace every time he plays,” he told Footb...
Ahmed Musa leaves Super Eagles Camp after losing a family member.
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Ahmed Musa leaves Super Eagles Camp after losing a family member.

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, missed the team’s last training session on Wednesday December 5, after losing a family member. According to Sahara Reporters, the Fatih Karagumruk of Turkey striker was granted permission to leave the team’s camp to be with family members following the sad event. But will link up with teammates in Cameroon ahead of Nigeria’s first game of the competition against Egypt on January 11. In another development, striker Odion Ighalo may not featured at the tournament following the refusal of his Saudi Arabian club, Al-Shabab, to release him to represent his country. In the report by Sahara Reporters, it was claimed that a clause in the contract he signed with the club, indicated that he was no longer active internationally for Nigeria, which is one of...
Thomas Tuchel Announces Delight at Chelsea’s Latest deal
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Thomas Tuchel Announces Delight at Chelsea’s Latest deal

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has expressed his delight over the club’s latest deal. Chelsea on Monday signed a new deal with Thiago Silva which would see the defender remain at Stamford Bridge until 2023. Silva joined Chelsea from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2020. Speaking on the development ahead of Chelsea’s Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg tie against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night, Tuchel said at his pre-match press conference: “He’s like Benjamin Button. Thiago Button the footballer!. “But I know how much work and professional attitude is behind that. It is a miracle, in a way, because he came to this league, with the schedule and the approach and the intensity on a daily basis at the very end of his career, which was very brave. “We are happy because th...
Transfer: Three players to leave Real Madrid, Chelsea suffer another blow as striker returns to Arsenal
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Transfer: Three players to leave Real Madrid, Chelsea suffer another blow as striker returns to Arsenal

Real Madrid are looking to offload three senior players this January transfer window. According to AS, the three players are Gareth Bale, Isco and Marcelo. Carlo Ancelotti’s side are eager to free up squad space and funds during January, with Bale, Isco and Marcelo made aware that they are no longer figures in long-term plans at Santiago Bernabeu. Meanwhile, Chelsea’s contract extension talks with defender Andreas Christensen have stalled once again, Gianluca Di Marzio reports. The Denmark international is set to become a free agent at the end of the season as he continues to mull over his options after changing agent and learning of interest from Barcelona. In another development, Nikolaj Moller’s loan spell at German club Viktoria Koln has been cut short. The Arsenal ...
Emmanuel Essiam: Swiss giants Basel sign Ghana U20 star
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Emmanuel Essiam: Swiss giants Basel sign Ghana U20 star

FCB have secured the services of the 18-year-old, who impressed at the 2021 Africa U20 Cup of Nations Swiss club Basel have announced the acquisition of Ghana U20 star Emmanuel Essiam. The midfielder joins FCB on a long-term contract which runs until 2026. He was on the books of Ghana Premier League outfit Berekum Chelsea. “Emmanuel signed a long-term contract with Rotblau until the summer of 2026,” Basel wrote on their official website on Monday. “Emmanuel Essiam joins FCB from Berekum Chelsea FC of the Ghana Premier League. He is an U20 national player in his home country and takes on his first challenge abroad in Basel with great development potential. “FCB will carefully introduce him to the new environment and give him the best possible support in developing his skil...
I’ll Clean Up El-Rufai’s Mess – Shehu Sani Says As He Declares Interest to Contest Kaduna Governorship Election
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I’ll Clean Up El-Rufai’s Mess – Shehu Sani Says As He Declares Interest to Contest Kaduna Governorship Election

Shehu Sani has declared interest to contest in the Kaduna governorship election in 2023. The former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, disclosed this while speaking during a radio interview in Kaduna on Saturday. Sani said he was joining the race to rescue the state from the mess that had been created by Governor Nasir el-Rufai. The lawmaker said that he was throwing his hat in the ring on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, adding that it was left for the party to unite its members to form a government that will respect the will of the poor in Kaduna State. He said, “We sat with my loyalists and supporters and they wanted me to contest the governor of Kaduna State which I will do to remove APC, God willing; to remove...
Rio Ferdinand names Arsenal most talented youth star
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Rio Ferdinand names Arsenal most talented youth star

Manchester Rio Ferdinand claims Arsenal wonder kid Charlie Patino would be better than all the stars that have come out from the club’s youth team. He described the youngster as a ‘joke’ and the best, adding that the midfielder can reach the very top of the game if he continues his development with Arsenal. Patino, 18, netted his first goal for Arsenal on his first-team debut against Sunderland in the FA Cup earlier last month. Many Arsenal fans had been calling for Mikel Arteta to give the youngster a chance just like the club gave the likes of Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka. Ferdinand believes Patino could be the ‘best’ to come out of the Hale End academy. “Go on YouTube and watch his clips. It’s a joke what you see, the talent he’s got,” Ferdinand told BT Sport. “I...
Devil you know better than one you don’t – Johnson to Chelsea on Rudiger, others
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Devil you know better than one you don’t – Johnson to Chelsea on Rudiger, others

Former Chelsea star, Glen Johnson, has advised the club to do what they can to keep their defenders, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen in particular. Chelsea are set to lose Rudiger, Christensen, Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta as free agents at the end of the season. The Blues are yet to extend the contracts of the four defenders. But Johnson is now advising Thomas Tuchel’s side that “the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t.” Speaking on the development, Johnson told BoyleSports Football: “For me, the easiest option is to keep the guys that they have got, Christensen and certainly Rudiger has come on under Tuchel. “You have got two good players there and it’s not easy to just go and buy someone. You have got two players there that know the club, kno...
John Terry in Shock return to Chelsea
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John Terry in Shock return to Chelsea

Chelsea legend, John Terry, is set for a shock return to the club after five years away from Stamford Bridge. Terry is expected to take on a coaching role with Chelsea’s academy. The 41-year-old left Chelsea in 2017 and has sought to carve out a career in coaching. The former defender spent three years at Aston Villa as assistant to manager Dean Smith, before leaving Villa Park last summer. Terry stepped away from his role at Aston Villa to tour Europe in order to study other coaching styles and has been waiting to see if other head coach roles become available. According to The Athletic, the former England international will return to the west London club to assist the youth development side of Chelsea. The report added that Terry had registered an interest in a number...
Chelsea made right decision to let him go – Thomas Tuchel speaks on talented midfielder
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Chelsea made right decision to let him go – Thomas Tuchel speaks on talented midfielder

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said that the club made the right decision in allowing talented midfielder, Conor Gallagher leave Stamford Bridge on loan to Crystal Palace. Gallagher has been one of the best signings of the season for Crystal Palace, with the 21-year-old scoring six goals and laying on three assists so far. Tuchel said that he’s ‘convinced’ the player’s move to Palace was the right choice for his long-term development, adding that the club ‘love’ him. “We love Conor. We are convinced about him,” Tuchel told the press ahead of Chelsea’s Boxing Day fixture. “We took the decision for Conor because when we looked at the midfield – Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante – he was considered number four in the group. “Conor knew this all the way. An opportunity ca...
Lone female lawmaker in Gombe assembly defects to APC
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Lone female lawmaker in Gombe assembly defects to APC

Asma’u Iganus, the lawmaker representing Shongom Constituency in the Gombe State House of Assembly has defected to the All Progressives Congress. Iganus who is the lone female lawmaker of the 24-member Assembly, defected with over 2,000 others to the governing All Progressives Congress. She was elected in 2019 under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. There are now only 3 PDP lawmakers in the assembly. Iganus who spoke about her defection at Lapan, Shongom Local Government Area, said she made the decision due to the development strides of Governor Yahaya, as well as his leadership style. The lawmaker said;  “We are with you and we are happy to identify with your administration because of the developmental projects you brought to Shongom LGA and to Gombe State entir...
We will keep doing our best until we leave in 17 months – President Buhari
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We will keep doing our best until we leave in 17 months – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, December 23, said his administration will keep giving its best for the development of the country until May, 2023, reiterating that he will hand over as stipulated by the constitution. The President spoke after the commissioning of Oriental Energies Resource Ltd Hanger, Muhammadu Indimi Distance Learning Centre and an International Conference Centre donated to the University of Maiduguri by business mogul, Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi. President Buhari also commissioned the Tijjani Bolori Memorial Secondary School and the first fly-over in Borno State, Custom Roundabout (3.5km) with a stretch of 10 km Gamboru Ngala Road constructed by the state government. “ I know I swore by the Constitution, and I will leave in 17 months. I pray that the pers...
Romeo Beckham reveals message from ‘amazing’ Neymar as Inter Miami starlet partners with Puma
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Romeo Beckham reveals message from ‘amazing’ Neymar as Inter Miami starlet partners with Puma

The teenager, who plays for the MLS club's reserve side Fort Lauderdale CF, has signed with one of the world's largest sporting brands Inter Miami starlet Romeo Beckham has revealed a message he received from his "amazing" Paris Saint-Germain role model Neymar after partnering with Puma. Beckham joined Inter Miami - the MLS franchise co-owned by his father David - after turning 19 in September, begining his development in their reserve affiliate side Fort Lauderdale CF. The teenage winger is now preparing for his second season with the USL League One club, during which he will also represent Puma as one of their 'Future Z' athletes.  
Mikael Silvestre reacts to comments of Ronaldo creating problem for Man Utd
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Mikael Silvestre reacts to comments of Ronaldo creating problem for Man Utd

Former Manchester United star, Mikael Silvestre, has rubbished suggestions that forward Cristiano Ronaldo has created a problem for the Red Devils on the pitch. Ronaldo returned to Man United last summer from Juventus. The Portugal captain has scored 13 goals in 18 games across all competitions for Man United so far this season. But some have questioned his work rate and pressing, with pundits such as Jamie Carragher, a former Liverpool star, suggesting that Ronaldo can be a ‘passenger’ during games. Speaking on the development, Silvestre told the Daily Star: “This comment about him [Ronaldo] being a problem is absolute rubbish. Look at the ratio of goals scored; chances created since the start of the season. “He wants to help, wants to win trophies. He didn’t come to Unit...
Former Man Utd star, Ji-Sung Park gets coaching job
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Former Man Utd star, Ji-Sung Park gets coaching job

Former Manchester United star, Ji-Sung Park, has returned to English football to launch his coaching career. Park, who is the most decorated Asian player in history, has taken charge of the U-16 side at Queens Park Rangers as part of his coaching B license. The former midfielder, who played for both Manchester United and QPR, will be learning to coach while under the tutelage of QPR’s head of coaching, Chris Ramsey. Speaking on the development, the 40-year-old told the club’s official website: “Having played for QPR I’m really interested to see how they develop their younger players. I have learnt lots from the players as well as the coaches. “I have been surprised at how enthusiastic Chris is towards football and particularly towards the youth levels. “It’s not normal to ...
You’ve not been fair to Aubameyang – Haibeh Slams Arsenal manager, Arteta
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You’ve not been fair to Aubameyang – Haibeh Slams Arsenal manager, Arteta

Somali national team manager, Said Abdi Haibeh has hit out at Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta. According to Haibeh, Arteta is showing that he is in charge of Arsenal but has not been fair to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. On Tuesday, Aubameyang was stripped of the captaincy armband due to a ‘disciplinary breach.’ Prior to the latest development, the Gabonese international was dropped from the Arsenal’s squad that defeated Southampton 3-0 last weekend. “Aubameyang took over as captain in November 2019 and he is by far the best player that Arsenal has. His form has dropped dramatically after he signed the new deal,” Haibeh told GOAL. “However, it’s difficult when your captain is struggling to lead the team. The best interest for the team could have been supporting their...
UAE Backs Down, Gives Seven Flight Slots to Air Peace
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UAE Backs Down, Gives Seven Flight Slots to Air Peace

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reportedly conceded seven slots to Air Peace in what appears to be a move to avert diplomatic row. The Nation reported that the Nigerian carrier was given a permit to fly directly to Dubai instead of Sharjah Airport. This was reportedly conveyed in a letter addressed to Air Peace and dated 13th December, 2021. Although the Federal  Ministry of Foreign Affairs was not copied in breach of protocol, the publication reported that Federal Government also received the letter. A source said;   “In the letter, the UAE said Air Peace can fly directly to Dubai and not Sharjah Airport. This is the latest on the development. “Even though they did not follow the right diplomatic channel by writing the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs which ...
Okorocha Loses Mbadiwe University To Imo Government
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Okorocha Loses Mbadiwe University To Imo Government

Senator Rochas Okorocha has lost Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University, Ogboko, to Imo state government. The matter was laid to rest yesterday December 9, as the operating certificate for the university was handed over to Imo State through Governor Hope Uzodimma by the National Universities Commission (NUC). NUC Executive Secretary Prof Abubakar Rasheed while presenting the certificate to the governor at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, said it will end the tussle between the former Governor and the state government over who owns the institution. Rasheed said; “By a copy of this letter, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) are being notified of this development.” The NU...
Okorocha loses Mbadiwe University to Imo Government
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Okorocha loses Mbadiwe University to Imo Government

Former Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has lost the tussle for ownership of Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University, Ogboko, to Imo state government. The matter was laid to rest yesterday December 9, as the operating certificate for the university was handed over to Imo State through Governor Hope Uzodimma by the National Universities Commission (NUC). NUC Executive Secretary Prof Abubakar Rasheed while presenting the certificate to the governor at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, said it will end the tussle between the former Governor and the state government over who owns the institution. Rasheed said; “By a copy of this letter, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) ...
Rangnick Compares Mason Greenwood with Erling Haaland
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Rangnick Compares Mason Greenwood with Erling Haaland

Ralf Rangnick has compared Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland with Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood. It was Rangnick that helped bring Haaland to RB Salzburg when he worked for Red Bull as head of sport and development. The German was asked by reporters to compare both players after Greenwood’s impressive display against Young Boys in the last game of the Champions League group stage on Wednesday. Greenwood scored an acrobatic scissor-kick to put Manchester United in the lead against Young Boys on Wednesday night. The young England attacker showed incredible technique with his goal in the ninth minute “They are a different kind of striker,” he said. “Erling, for me, is a target striker, who can play as a single striker like a target man or togethe...
‘Mortal sin’ – Ten Hag takes fresh dig at Man Utd over Van de Beek
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‘Mortal sin’ – Ten Hag takes fresh dig at Man Utd over Van de Beek

Ajax manager, Erik ten Hag, has taken a fresh dig in the direction of Manchester United by criticizing the club’s handling of Donny van de Beek. Ten Hag coached Van de Beek at Ajax before the midfielder joined Man United in the summer of 2020. Both men enjoyed success together at the Dutch giants, winning the Eredivisie title and Dutch Cup, as well as reaching the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. But Van de Beek has struggled for minutes since his move to the Premier League giants, making just four English Premier League starts in 15 months. However, Ten Hag believes Man United have held back Van de Beek’s development over the past months, accusing the Red Devils of committing a ‘mortal sin’. “Donny, I find that hard,” Ten Hag told de Volkskrant. “[It’s a] mort...
‘These moments made me’ – Mertesacker on what Man Utd can expect from ‘amazing role model’ Rangnick
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‘These moments made me’ – Mertesacker on what Man Utd can expect from ‘amazing role model’ Rangnick

The German has hailed his compatriot for having a huge impact on his early career development Per Mertesacker has offered an insight into what Manchester United can expect from Ralf Rangnick, with the ex-Arsenal and Germany defender describing the head coach as an "amazing role model". Rangnick is preparing for his first game in charge of United's first team against Crystal Palace on Sunday, having been drafted in to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on an interim basis earlier this month. The German has arrived in England with a reputation as a master tactician and motivator, and Mertesacker is the latest high profile figure to give him a glowing endorsement.
Oyo Commissioner of Education debunks rumours of pupils turned into yam tubers at an Ibadan school
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Oyo Commissioner of Education debunks rumours of pupils turned into yam tubers at an Ibadan school

The Commissioner for Education in Oyo state, AbdulRahman Abdu-Raheem, has debunked claims that some students in the state were turned into tubers of yam by a man claimed to be a ritualist. On Friday, December 3, LIB shared the story of how a middle-aged man was assaulted and accused of turning two students into tubers of yam at Bashorun area of Ibadan the Capital City of Oyo State. The man who was confirmed to be a mentally deranged person was alleged to have turned two pupils of Bashorun High School into tubers of yam, and this resulted in mob attack by some irate youths in the area that almost took his life. Reacting to the development, the state commissioner for Education said investigations carried out showed that the suspect was just a victim of circumstance. He described...
Liverpool defender Phillips has shown improvement similar to Lewandowski, claims Klopp
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Liverpool defender Phillips has shown improvement similar to Lewandowski, claims Klopp

The Reds boss oversaw the Polish star at Borussia Dortmund and says his defender's development has been "unbelievable" Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on Nat Phillips, a player he claims has improved as much as anyone he's ever coached - even Robert Lewandowski. Phillips played a major role for Liverpool last term as injuries struck the club's defence, but has hardly featured at all this season. Klopp has admitted Phillips does not deserve that fate and hinted he could leave the club in the January transfer window.
Rugby star, Siobhan Cattigan tragically dies suddenly at the age of 26
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Rugby star, Siobhan Cattigan tragically dies suddenly at the age of 26

Scotland international Siobhan Cattigan has tragically died at the age of  26, The back row, who won 19 caps for her country, died on Friday, with her club Stirling describing it as a 'tragic passing'. A statement from the governing body read: 'Scottish Rugby is deeply saddened to hear Scotland international Siobhan Cattigan has died. 'The thoughts of all our people and players go out to Siobhan's family and many team-mates at Stirling County and Scotland at this incredibly difficult time. 'Specialist Scottish Rugby employees are now providing ongoing support to those most closely affected.' Cattigan made her Scotland debut against Wales during the 2018 Six Nations. She also started all three matches in this year's edition of the tournament. Cattigan most recently r...
Ballon d’ Or 2021: Gary Lineker agrees with Messi over comments on Lewandowski
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Ballon d’ Or 2021: Gary Lineker agrees with Messi over comments on Lewandowski

Former England international, Gary Lineker has agreed with Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi over his comments on Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski after he won the 2021 Ballon d’ Or on Monday in Paris. Messi had called on France Football, the organizers of the Ballon d’Or award, to give Lewandowski the prize for last year. The Argentine said this after beating Lewandowski and Chelsea’s Jorginho to win a record seventh time Ballon d’ Or on Monday night. In his acceptance speech, Messi paid tribute to Lewandowski and said. “Robert, you deserve your Ballon d’Or. “Last year, everyone was in agreement to say that you were the big winner of this award.” However, reacting to the development, Lineker said, “I think last year’s 2020 Ballon d’Or should be retrospectively given to...
Manchester United confirm appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager
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Manchester United confirm appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager

Ralf Rangnick has been confirmed as Manchester United’s interim manager until the end of the season. The 63-year-old German left his role as director of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at United on a six-month contract until the end of May. Rangnick will stay on at Old Trafford in a consultancy role for a further two years. It's also possible that he could land the manager’s job on a permanent basis if he is able to turn things around at the club. United announced the news on Monday, saying: ‘Manchester United is delighted to announce the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season, subject to work visa requirements. Following this period, Ralf and the club have agreed that he will continue in a consultan...
‘So stupid, ridiculous’ – Harry Redknapp slams Man Utd over Rangnick’s appointment
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‘So stupid, ridiculous’ – Harry Redknapp slams Man Utd over Rangnick’s appointment

Former Tottenham Hotspur head coach, Harry Redknapp has hit out at Manchester United over their imminent appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager. Rangnick is on the verge of becoming Man United’s interim manager until the end of the 2021/22 season. The German has already reached an agreement with the Premier League giants on a 6-month contract and will then take up a 2-year consultancy role. Rangnick’s appointment will be officially confirmed in the next 24-48 hours. Speaking on the development, Redknapp, however, said Man United’s move for Rangnick was ‘stupid,’ ‘ridiculous’ and confusing. “The fact [Manchester] United have brought in Ralf Rangnick as an interim to replace the interim before they get the man they really want is ridiculous,” Redknapp told The Sun. ...
Kaduna residents express joy over restoration of telecommunication services
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Kaduna residents express joy over restoration of telecommunication services

Following the restoration of telecommunication services in parts of Kaduna on Friday, residents have expressed delight with the decision of Governor Nasir El-Rufai-led government, saying it is a welcome development. DAILY POST recalls that the Kaduna State government shut down telecommunication services in some parts of the state for almost two months following heightened insecurity to curtail the activities of bandits in the state. Briefing newsmen on Friday in Kaduna, the state Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan explained that the state had during the shut down of telecommunications services recorded a lot of success against the activities of the bandits. Residents who spoke to DAILY POST on the restoration of the telecommunication servic...
Ralf Rangnick taking over at Man Utd is not good news – Klopp
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Ralf Rangnick taking over at Man Utd is not good news – Klopp

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said Manchester United hiring Ralf Rangnick is not good news. According to him, Manchester United is making a very shrewd appointment by bringing in Rangnick. Rangnick, 63, is set to leave his role as head of sport and development at Lokomotiv Moscow and become interim manager at Old Trafford. Klopp knows Rangnick well, with his own high-pressing style of play heavily influenced by the ‘Godfather of gegenpressing’. Speaking ahead of facing Southampton on Saturday, Klopp said at his pre-match press conference on Friday: “So it’s a bit tricky, usually we don’t talk about things that are not confirmed yet but if you tell me it will happen then I might believe you. “Yeah, unfortunately a good coach is coming to England, that’s how it is, to...
Manchester Utd reach agreement with Ralf Rangnick to become next manager
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Manchester Utd reach agreement with Ralf Rangnick to become next manager

Manchester United have finally reached an agreement with Ralf Rangnick, a former RB Leipzig head coach, to become interim manager until the end of the season, The Athletic reports. Rangnick agreed to a six-month deal with Man United, meaning he will be in the Red Devil’s dugout until the end of the 2021/22 season, when he will have a further two years in a consultancy role. The 63-year-old will leave his position as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow to take up the role. However, work permit reasons mean he will be unable to take charge in time for Man United’s Premier League game against Chelsea on Sunday. Rangnick was among a number of candidates Man United recently interviewed for the managerial role following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last weeken...
Don’t include me – Brendan Rodgers speaks on Solskjaer’s replacement at Man United
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Don’t include me – Brendan Rodgers speaks on Solskjaer’s replacement at Man United

Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers has told journalists to remove him from the list of those being speculated as possible replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. Rodgers dismissed the rumours that he is a leading contender for the Red Devils’ hot seat, insisting that the speculations are ‘not real’. The Northern Irishman has so far been reported as one of the top contenders for the hotseat at the Theatre of Dreams. Others being linked to the job include Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino; Zinedine Zidane, Eric ten Hag of Ajax, Luis Enrique, among others. But Rodgers has ruled himself out of the run for the job by claiming that the speculation is ‘not real’. Asked about United’s apparent interest, Rodgers told reporters ahead of Leicester Cit...
I’m already there in Manchester – Rudi Garcia on becoming Man United next manager
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I’m already there in Manchester – Rudi Garcia on becoming Man United next manager

Former Lyon head coach, Rudi Garcia has insisted that he is already there in Manchester after holding talks with Manchester United to become their next interim manager. Man United had approached Garcia about the interim role ahead of their 2-0 victory against Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday night in Spain. The Red Devils held talks with the 57-year-old to take over until the end of the season. Recall that Manchester United recently sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as its manager and put Michael Carrick to temporarily take charge of the first team. Speaking on the development, Garcia told Canal Plus: ‘I’m already there in Manchester [laughs]. “I’m here to comment on a very good game between Manchester City and PSG. “In all seriousness, I don’t usually comment on...
Man Utd interview five managers to replace Solskjaer
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Man Utd interview five managers to replace Solskjaer

Manchester United have spoken to at least five managers as they seek Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s replacement. Solskjaer was fired after a 4-1 defeat at newly-promoted Watford. It means United are on a poor run of five defeats from seven league outings. Michael Carrick, a former player and an assistant to Solskjaer, has been installed as temporary manager and oversaw the 2-0 win at Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday night. United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and managing director Richard Arnold chose not to travel to Spain for the game, instead interviewing candidates for the role. Some of the coaches they have spoken to include former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde, Ralf Rangnick who is currently the head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow, ex-Boru...
Fani-Kayode Under Fresh EFCC Probe Over Forgery Allegation
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Fani-Kayode Under Fresh EFCC Probe Over Forgery Allegation

It has been revealed that a former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode might be under investigation over alleged forgery. According to a report by ICIR, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is investigating Kayode for allegedly forging hospital documents he used to hoodwink the court in stalling his money-laundering case currently before a court of law. The ICIR learnt that Fani-Kayode might well be deploying a contrived method between him and some medical personnel on the medical excuses to enable him evade trial. The EFCC, after receiving the defendant’s latest letter, observed the trend Fani-Kayode’s letters had taken in getting adjournments and decided to take a hard look at the development. The agency observed all the letters were supposedly issued from th...
IPOB Threatens To Deal With Distributors, Consumers of Mkpuru Mmiri In South East
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IPOB Threatens To Deal With Distributors, Consumers of Mkpuru Mmiri In South East

Distributors and consumers of Mkpuru Nmiri illicit drugs have been warned to desist from such act by the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. The proscribed group said on Tuesday that it would deal with people selling and taking Mkpuru Mmiri in the region. The group made this known in a statement signed by the Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Comrade Emma Powerful and forwarded to DAILY POST on Tuesday. The statement reads in part: “We note with utter displeasure, a very ugly and disturbing trend among some youths in Biafra land who have resorted to the consumption of a destructive hard drug methamphetamine popularly known as ” Mkpuru Mmiri. This development is very strange and completely unacceptable. “It is this same hard drug that renders Almajiris in t...
It was not based on facts’ – Femi Adesina explains why US removed Nigeria from religious freedom violators’ list
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It was not based on facts’ – Femi Adesina explains why US removed Nigeria from religious freedom violators’ list

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson, has explained why Nigeria was removed from the list of countries blacklisted for “engaging in violation of religious freedom” by the US. In 2019, Mike Pompeo, former US secretary of state, announced that Nigeria has been placed on its Special Watch-List (SWL) for governments that have engaged in or tolerated severe violations of religious freedom. But on November 17, in an announcement made by Antony Blinken, the US secretary of state, Nigeria was missing from the list of “religious freedom violators”. Speaking on this issue on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, Adesina said the US removed Nigeria from the watchlist because it realised that the initial placement was not based on facts. Adesina said the US government was fe...

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