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Didier Drogba’s son, Isaac, signs for Italian fourth division club
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Didier Drogba’s son, Isaac, signs for Italian fourth division club

Isaac Drogba, son of former Chelsea football star, Didier Drogba, has signed for Italian division four team Folgore Caratese.   The son of the former Ivory Coast footballer, previously had spells in the Chelsea academy and also with the B team of French club Guingamp.     Isaac Drogba, born 15th December 2000 in Paris, joins the team from the North of Italy on a permanent deal, the official statement from the club reads.   The senior Drogba scored 164 goals in 381 games during two spells at Chelsea he scored 164 goals in 381 games, and won every club trophy as a player at Chelsea.
Chelsea begin Tuchel tenure with record-breaking passing performance against Wolves
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Chelsea begin Tuchel tenure with record-breaking passing performance against Wolves

The Blues had a bulk of the possession on the day, setting a club and division record, but could not break through as the game ended goalless Chelsea's first match under Thomas Tuchel was a record-breaking one, as the Blues dominated the ball in Wednesday's match against Wolves. Tuchel was confirmed as Chelsea manager on Tuesday, shortly after the Blues made the decision to part ways with Frank Lampard. Lampard's tenure ended after just one-and-a-half years, with the former Chelsea midfielder following Maurizio Sarri, the man he replaced, in departing following less than two seasons in charge.  
Henry Onyekuru: Monaco outcast returns to Galatasaray on loan
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Henry Onyekuru: Monaco outcast returns to Galatasaray on loan

  The Super Eagles forward will spend the second half of the 2020-21 campaign in familiar surroundings at the Turk Telekom Stadium AS Monaco outcast Henry Onyekuru has returned to Galatasaray on a six-month loan that elapses at the end of the season, with an option to buy. 🤝 Henry Onyekuru ve kulübü AS Monaco ile oyuncunun 2020-2021 sezonu için geçici transferi konusunda anlaşmaya varılmıştır. pic.twitter.com/FaCn7IwPGG — Galatasaray Spor Kulübü (@GalatasaraySK) January 25, 2021 Thanks to his awe-inspiring performance for Eupen where he finished the 2016-17 Belgian First Division A season as joint top-scorer with 22 goals, the winger was signed for Everton for a fee worth £7 million. Nevertheless, he was sent to Anderlecht owing to his failure to get a work p...
Andre Ayew: In-form Ghana ace wants to do more than just score goals for Swansea City
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Andre Ayew: In-form Ghana ace wants to do more than just score goals for Swansea City

The 30-year-old wants to have more of an impact on the Jack Army's push for elite division football Swansea City talisman Andre Ayew believes his influence on the team must go beyond simply finding the back of the net as the club continues their chase for Premier League promotion. The Ghana attacker has become a key element in the Jack Army's quest, having become the most trusted source of goals at Liberty Stadium. Last season, he netted 16 times in 46 Championship outings to finish the term as his team's top scorer and most outstanding player. This campaign, he continued just where he left off as he currently stands as the club's top scorer, with six goals in 14 appearances.
WAEC conducts exams in Chibok 6 years after abduction of schoolgirls
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WAEC conducts exams in Chibok 6 years after abduction of schoolgirls

Chibok Local Government of Borno State is now participating in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) for the first time in 6 years.   The Borno local government is now participating in the examination after over 200 schoolgirls were abducted in the area by Boko Haram insurgents on April 14, 2014. Following the abduction of the schoolgirls, the Federal Government had closed down schools in the area.     The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army confirmed the reopening of schools in the local government, and it was further learnt that the Government Girls’ Secondary School Chibok has been converted into a mixed school.   Abdul-Khalifa Ibrahim, acting general officer commanding (...
APC governorship candidate in Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, ministers at RCCG
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APC governorship candidate in Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, ministers at RCCG

APC governorship candidate in Edo state, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who is a pastor, ministered the word of God at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Divine Pavilion, Uselu Quarters, Benin City, today August 16. Ize-Iyamu would be vying for the governorship seat of the state with the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki, come September 19 this year. See more photos below.
Seth Paintsil’s brace of assists inspires Admira Wacker past St. Polten
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Seth Paintsil’s brace of assists inspires Admira Wacker past St. Polten

The 24-year-old Ghanaian played a super-sub role as his team got a valuable away win over Alexander Schmidt’s men on Tuesday Admira Wacker secured a comfortable 3-0 triumph over St. Polten in Tuesday’s Austrian Bundesliga play-offs with substitute Seth Paintsil bagging two assists. With the visitors holding on to a slim lead at the NV Arena, the Ghanaian who was brought in with 11 minutes left to play conjured moments of magic to guarantee his team maximum points. Wacker came into the encounter on the back of two successive defeats in the Austrian elite division and faced a tough task against the hosts who silenced Swarovski Tirol 5-0 the last time out.
Nigeria’s Amoo joins Ibrahimovic’s Hammarby from Sidos FC
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Nigeria’s Amoo joins Ibrahimovic’s Hammarby from Sidos FC

Having turned 18 on Sunday, the Nigeria youth international has signed his first professional contract with the Swedish top-flight outfit Akinkunmi Amoo has teamed up with Swedish elite division side Hammarby on a four-year-deal from Nigeria’s Sidos FC. The midfielder who clocked 18 on Sunday will continue his progression with the Stockholm based outfit partly owned by football great Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Amoo is currently in Nigeria owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and he will join the Bajen as soon as the ban is lifted on air travel. In a statement published on the club’s website on Monday, the move was sealed after the teenager chose the team ahead of other suitors and they have vowed to be patient with him.
Microsoft lays off journalists to replace them with AI
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Microsoft lays off journalists to replace them with AI

Microsoft is laying off dozens of journalists and editorial workers at its Microsoft News and MSN organizations. The layoffs are part of a bigger push by Microsoft to rely on artificial intelligence to pick news and content that’s presented on MSN.com, inside Microsoft’s Edge browser, and in the company’s various Microsoft News apps. Many of the affected workers are part of Microsoft’s SANE (search, ads, News, Edge) division, and are contracted as human editors to help pick stories. “Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement. “This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time to time, re-deployment in others. These decisions are not the result of the current pandemic.” While Microsoft says ...
Watford confirm trio of positive coronavirus tests after Premier League announcement
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Watford confirm trio of positive coronavirus tests after Premier League announcement

The club announced that one player and two staff members are set to self-isolate as part of guidelines set by the English top division Watford have announced that three people at the club have tested positive for the coronavirus over the last two days. On Tuesday, the Premier League confirmed that there were six positive Covid-19 results returned from a total of ​748 tests administered to players and club staff on Sunday and Monday. The league confirmed that the positive tests came from three different clubs, with one of the positive tests revealed to be Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan, who the club says is "asymptomatic and is currently safe and well at home."
‘It drives me crazy’ – Cisse offers to play for free to reach 100 Ligue 1 goals
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‘It drives me crazy’ – Cisse offers to play for free to reach 100 Ligue 1 goals

The former Liverpool and France forward admits it still bothers him that he retired four goals shy of the three-figure landmark Djibril Cisse says he would play for free if a Ligue 1 side would sign him in order to reach 100 goals in the division. The former France international, now 38, has 96 Ligue 1 goals to his name and says the figure haunts him. Cisse announced his retirement from football in 2015 due to injury, but has since returned to represent Swiss side Yverdon and Italian minnows Vicenza 1902.
La Liga clubs to return to training after government gives permission following coronavirus outbreak
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La Liga clubs to return to training after government gives permission following coronavirus outbreak

The Spanish ministry of health has confirmed teams will now be allowed to resume work, in a boost to hopes the season can be completed La Liga clubs will return to training this week after the Spanish government gave permission following weeks of strict coronavirus-enforced lockdown in the country. Players in the fully professional divisions of club football in Spain - the top two tiers - will be allowed to train alone at club facilities once they have been tested for Covid-19 by club staff. The return to training comes after Spain was one of the worst hit countries in Europe by the coronavirus pandemic, however it raises hopes that the 2019-20 football season will be able to be concluded.
‘Bullsh*t!’ – Ziyech seethes over Ajax being denied Eredivisie title
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‘Bullsh*t!’ – Ziyech seethes over Ajax being denied Eredivisie title

The Dutch top flight ended its season on Friday and decided to not name a champion in addition to cancelling promotion and relegation Ajax star Hakim Ziyech has slammed the Dutch Football Federation's (KNVB) decision to not award his side the championship for the 2019-20 season, calling the move "bullsh*t." On Friday the Eredivisie confirmed that its season was over and no champion would be named, denying Ajax the title with Ziyech's side in first place on goal differential over AZ. After Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte ruled this week that all football matches are forbidden until September 1 due to the coronavirus crisis, the KNVB moved quickly to bring the Eredivisie and second-tier Eerste Divisie to an end. The KNVB also controversially ruled that there would be no promotion o...
Deontay Wilder Blasts Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury after Both Boxers Agree to Team up Against him
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Deontay Wilder Blasts Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury after Both Boxers Agree to Team up Against him

WBA Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder has blasted his rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury as after Joshua fresh from winning back his four heavyweight titles from Andy Ruiz in December, offered to train with Fury to prepare him for his fight against Wilder in February.                          In December, Anthony Joshua publicly declared that he wanted Fury to beat Wilder and so offered to spar with him and help him prepare for Fury and Wilder's February 22 rematch - an offer Fury accepted, but Wilder is disappointed by such a move saying both fighters are suppose to be fighting each other to determine who is the best in the world, not teaming up with each other. Wilder told TheBoxingVoice: “I saw it. Look at those b**ches, that’s what I said, they’re all some b**ches. Wh...
Police on the hunt for wig-wearing serial robber
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Police on the hunt for wig-wearing serial robber

The DeKalb County Police in Atlanta are searching for a man who has been robbing several businesses in an unusual disguise.   According to the department’s criminal investigative division, the man, who has not been identified, has robbed several Waffle Houses, two drugstores and a bank while wearing various hairpieces including long, flowing wigs.     In a Facebook post, Police accused the man of passing a note to a Waffle House waitress demanding money at the chain’s Lawrenceville Highway location in Tucker.   The note allegedly read “pass all the money,” authorities said.   After reading the note, the server ran from the register and the man fled the restaurant without getting any cash, police said.   Detectives have sinc...
Parma confirm Balotelli interest after De Rossi price proves stumbling block
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Parma confirm Balotelli interest after De Rossi price proves stumbling block

The cost of the former Roma favourite has dissuaded the Serie A club from any pursuit, but the ex-Manchester City and Milan man remains an option Parma are interested in a move for out-of-contract Marseille striker Mario Balotelli, but the club cannot afford a deal for former Roma hero Daniele De Rossi, confirmed the club's sporting director Daniele Faggiano. The Serie A club survived their first season back in the top flight of Italian football by three points and are preparing to strengthen their squad in the hopes of establishing themselves as mainstays in the division. Former Manchester City and Milan forward Balotelli sees his deal with Ligue 1outfit Marseille expire on June 30, leaving him as a free agent.
FFA outlines plan for national second division
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FFA outlines plan for national second division

A national second division could be introduced to Australian football for the 2021-22 season after a white paper was published by FFA. Football Federation Australia (FFA) has outlined plans for a national second division below the A-League, which would potentially come into effect in 2021-22. A-League sides do not face relegation in the existing format but could in future after FFA released details of its plan to work towards a second tier. Its aim is to form a league that would be "financially sustainable and provide professional pathways for more Australian players".
Anthony Joshua Drops Down To Number Four In World Heavyweight Ranking (See Top 5)
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Anthony Joshua Drops Down To Number Four In World Heavyweight Ranking (See Top 5)

British fighter, Anthony Joshua, is now number four in the world heavyweight ranking, as published by Ring Magazine. This comes after he suffered his first defeat as a professional to Andy Ruiz Jr. A seventh-round stoppage at Madison Square Garden, saw Ruiz Jr crowned unified heavyweight champion, the first Mexican-American to achieve the feat. Joshua is now one place behind him. Tyson Fury has now achieved the rank of best heavyweight in the world, while American Deontay Wilder is number two. Joshua’s compatriot, Dillian Whyte, finishes off the top five. With a fight against Oscar Rivas coming up this month, Whyte will have an opportunity to put some pressure on the leading four in the heavyweight division
Orji Kalu Cautions APC Leadership again
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Orji Kalu Cautions APC Leadership again

A former Governor of Abia State, now a Senator-elect for Abia North senatorial zone, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has called on the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to wrap up issues concerning leadership of the Ninth Assembly in order to avoid division among the lawmakers. Kalu expressed optimism that the APC leadership would listen to him and zone the Deputy Senate President position to the South East. Kalu, who is also a former member of the House of Representatives, said that he will champion enactment of bills and other initiatives that will aid in revamping the economy. The former Governor made this known when he spoke with journalists in Abuja at the end of the orientation programme for members of the Ninth Assembly. Kalu said ...
Court Sentences Four-man Robbery Gang to Death  in Delta State
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Court Sentences Four-man Robbery Gang to Death in Delta State

A four-man syndicate that specialised in robbing, kidnapping and snatching exotic cars in Asaba and its environs have been sentenced to death by hanging by a High Court in Asaba, the Delta State capital. The court, presided over by Justice Flora Azinge, in the judgment lasting over four hours on Thursday, found four of the five defendants guilty of all the nine counts and accordingly sentenced them to death by hanging. The criminal case was between the state and five defendants Uche Uzondu, Emeka Amukali, Paul Egwom, Festus Oghali, and David Mario in nine counts of conspiracy to commit felony to wit; kidnapping and armed robbery  Justice Azinge, however, discharged and acquitted the fifth defendant, David Mario, of all the charges for lack of sufficient evidence by the prosecutio...
Suspected Cultist, Four Others Arrested In Lagos
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Suspected Cultist, Four Others Arrested In Lagos

A notorious cultist, Ibrahim Abdullahi, popularly known as Tiny, who operates around the Satellite-Town area of Lagos, has been arrested. He was arrested along with one of his accomplices, Obinna Kelvin Okey, 23, on Friday, March 23, at his hideout in the Ijegun-Egba area of the town during an operation led by the Divisional Police Officer of Satellite-Town Division, CSP Chike Oti. During preliminary interrogation, the suspects confessed to being members of a cult group called the Aro-Bagger a.k.a. Vickings. Subsequently, their arrest led to the arrest of three other cultists: Ismaila Adebayo, 21, Bode Akodo, 21 and Adefesun Abdulwahab, 25. This was confirmed in a statement issued on Sunday by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana. The Commissioner of Po...
Police gun down Four Armed Robbers Days After They Attacked NYSC Lodge in Delta State
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Police gun down Four Armed Robbers Days After They Attacked NYSC Lodge in Delta State

Four members of an armed robbery gang suspected to have attacked a lodge for members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at Isiokolo, Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state have been killed. The notorious robbery gang believed to be terrorising Isiokolo and its environs, was said to have attacked the lodge few days ago, carting away valuables belonging to the defenseless corps members. The robbers were also said to have attacked a bush bar in the neighbourhood of the lodge, causing mayhem. But four of them met their Waterloo on Monday during a shootout with a team of operatives from Isiokolo police division of the state police command. According to reports, the detectives had been on the trail of the suspects and with the assistance of the local vigilance ...
PHD Nigeria emerges number one at Global PR Initiative competition
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PHD Nigeria emerges number one at Global PR Initiative competition

The Managing Director of PHD Nigeria, Dozie Okafor PHD Nigeria has been selected as one of the winners of the Global Public Relations Initiative competition Amplify Fund, organised by PHD Worldwide across its 74 markets. The competition was aimed at awarding up to £10,000 to the country with the best idea to project and promote PHD within its market, strengthen the brand and add value to the team. PHD Nigeria was chosen out of 19 submissions from across the world. Its idea was to create video stories on client’s success, incorporating PHD’s five values and build brand awareness for PHD Nigeria. This was executed through series of case study videos framed around PHD’s values of openness, curiosity, courage, creativity and collaboration. PHD Nigeria has therefore become the firs...
No Insurance For Enyimba in Benin
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No Insurance For Enyimba in Benin

AS former two time CAF Champions League winners Enyimba FC of Aba come calling in Benin City this after Bendel Insurance attacker, Moses Kalu is optimistic his side will collect all three points and stay afloat in the Nigeria Professional Football League. Bendel Insurance have struggled to win their games, after they made a big come back to the elite division. And at home against Enyimba, multiple winners of the NPFL title, Kalu in chat with brila.net, said though they respect the Peoples Elephant, they will do all it takes to get the three points. “Sure I believe my team can beat Enyimba FC, We really need this win to come off the relegation zone and we are motivated to do it. “We will only respect them for what they have achieved and they have been in the Premier league for long...
FG Wins Right To Prosecute JPMorgan Chase Over $875m Malabu Oil Fraud
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FG Wins Right To Prosecute JPMorgan Chase Over $875m Malabu Oil Fraud

A High Court in London headed by Justice Andrew Burrows has granted Nigeria’s plea to allow it proceed with the trial of JPMorgan Chase. The bank is alleged to have enabled the misappropriation of state funds totalling $875 million over the Oil Prospecting License, OPL 245. Mr Salihu Isah, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, (SAN) revealed this in Abuja on Friday in a press statement. Isah disclosed that JPMorgan Chase, a US bank had failed to halt the prosecution brought against it by the Federal Government. He said Justice Burrows in a 26-page verdict on Thursday stated that Nigeria had “reasonable grounds” for bringing a claim to the commercial division of the High Court, meaning it could ...
Dele Momodu Reveals Why He Left Buhari
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Dele Momodu Reveals Why He Left Buhari

Ovations magazine chief executive officer, Dele Momodu, has revealed why he left Buhari and his party, the All Progressive Congressive, APC. Dele Momodu reveals why he left Buhari In his recent posts and campaigns on social media, even a blind man must have noticed that the media practitioner had ditched the president Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration to pitch his tent with peoples democratic party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the forthcoming election. Well, he has just given his main reason for making such decision after a follower accused him of sowing discord among Nigerians. The follower had written: Dele you have lost it. Now l am truly disappointed. I am a Kanuri by tribe born from the egg of a Kanuri from Yobe and an Edo Woman from Edo State How da...
Assistant Pastor Murdered Inside Church in Anambra
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Assistant Pastor Murdered Inside Church in Anambra

A 26-year-old assistant pastor, identified as Justice Nonso Njigbo was brutally murdered inside his church in Anambra state. The Anambra State Police Command has launched manhunt for the killers of a young pastor in Okpoko area of Onitsha. Spokesperson for the police command, SP Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident said that a complaint at Okpoko division stated that on the December 18, at about 4am, three unknown men scaled the fence of Christ Holy church located at No 30 Orumba Street Okpoko and forcefully entered the room of the Assistant Pastor and inflicted a deep matchete cut on his fore head, shot and injured him on the left thigh and made away with phones of the occupants. Police detectives attached to Okpoko Division visited the scene and rushed the victim to St....
Performance, Not Religion will Determine Guber Poll in 2019
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Performance, Not Religion will Determine Guber Poll in 2019

Nasir El-Rufai, The Southern Kaduna Political Group (SKPG) has said that the governorship election in Kaduna State will largely be determined by performance and not by religious sentiments. The group also said that Governor Nasir el-Rufai has failed if his intention of a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2019 governorship election was aimed at creating religious dissension and infuse division among the people. In a communique issued on Wednesday in Kaduna at the end of a meeting, which held in Kafanchan between November 16 and 17, 2018, the group noted that although, the governor has the constitutional right to pick his running mate, it however, maintained that his choice was made with the aim of whipping up religious sentiments. The group, in the communique signed by its convener...
Patronizers Of Tricycles Groan Over Incessant Attack Along Katsina Road
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Patronizers Of Tricycles Groan Over Incessant Attack Along Katsina Road

Patronizers of tricycles especially those plying Katsina road have called on the authorities concerned to come to their aid by addressing incessant attacks taking place between Baban-Gwari roundabout and Kano Hajj camp’s traffic light. According to some passengers, the area has become a haven for criminals, who developed the habit of attacking passengers of tricycles and robbing them valuables including money, mobile phones and other items in the night hour Some of the victims, who spoke to Kano Chronicle on the unfortunate trend, urged the authorities to address the situation as quickly as possible. One of them, Jabir Shu’aibu Fagge, a tailor told Kano Chronicle that he was attacked by armed thugs in the area about two weeks ago. He said, “I boarded a tricycle from Babban-L...
Solihull Moors Boss Tim Flowers: Premier League Kids Should Try Conference
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Solihull Moors Boss Tim Flowers: Premier League Kids Should Try Conference

Solihull Moors boss Tim Flowers believes Premier League youngsters should try the Conference. Former Leicester City and Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Flowers believes a spell in English football's uncompromising fifth tier would serve teenage players infinitely better than the modern finishing school of the Under 23 divisions. "It would give them an insight into the other side of the game. We can all say they get too much, too early, but at times that is true," he told the Daily Mail. "They get put on smile money and it's money that keeps them comfortable without having to do anything. Until I was 21 or 22 I was on £100 a week and even back then that wasn't a lot. "Under 23s football – very rarely do you go and watch and think 'I enjoyed that'. 50 passes a goal, trying to pro...
Huesca Sack Coach Franco In Season’s First Liga Dismissal
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Huesca Sack Coach Franco In Season’s First Liga Dismissal

Bottom-of-the-table Huesca sacked Argentinian coach Leo Franco on Tuesday in what was La Liga’s first managerial dismissal of the season. Huesca, with just one win and two draws from their opening eight games, took on four-time capped Argentina goalkeeper Franco in June to replace Espanyol-bound Joan Francesc Ferrer ‘Rubi’. But the 41-year-old Argentine, who previously played for Huesca, has paid the price for that poor run of results since the club were promoted to the Spanish first division.
Police Arrest Bandit, Recover Pistol, Other Valuables In Enugu
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Police Arrest Bandit, Recover Pistol, Other Valuables In Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command, said it had arrested a 28-year-old armed robber, who allegedly specialised in housebreaking and robbing victims of their valuables in Emene area of Enugu. Ebere Amaraizu, Enugu Police Spokesman The command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who made this disclosure on Saturday in Enugu, said that the suspect, who was armed with a locally-made pistol, was arrested in the early hours of Sept. 27. Amaraizu said in a statement that the arrest was made by the operatives of the Emene Police Division, Emene. According to him, the suspect, who is an ex-convict, hails from Ebonyi, but resides at Akpoga Nike in Enugu East Local Government Area. He said that the suspect had allegedly robbed some residents on Echezona Close, off Rehab Road, Emene at about 3...
Holyfield: Joshua-Wilder Fight Can Bring Boxing Back
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Holyfield: Joshua-Wilder Fight Can Bring Boxing Back

Joshua retained his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight world titles by beating Alexander Povetkin last week, while Wilder puts his WBC belt on the line against Tyson Fury in December. If Wilder beats Fury as expected, a monumental showdown with Joshua, the type never seen since Holyfield twice beat Mike Tyson in the nineties, awaits the world. Holyfield had this to say on the subject in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday, where he is attending Friday’s World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) super-middleweight final between George Groves and Callum Smith. “When boxing was going down Mike Tyson was the one who brought it back by knocking everyone out,” he said. “Everyone wanted to see who could handle that, and I was that guy. “Now Joshua is a good fighter, knocking people out and everyone wants...
‘We Want Wilder’: Anthony Joshua’s Camp
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‘We Want Wilder’: Anthony Joshua’s Camp

NO sooner had Anthony Joshua brutally dispatched another pretender to his heavyweight titles than attention turned to who the British/Nigerian fighter would face next as he seeks to clean up boxing’s most glamorous division. An eagerly anticipated fight on December 1 will go a long way to clearing that up. Deontay Wilder, the WBC champion, is scheduled to take on Tyson Fury, the former champion before drug and health issues got in the way, somewhere in Las Vegas. It’s a fight between two unbeaten heavyweights who represent the biggest threat to Joshua, the WBA, IBF and WBO belt-holder, and could provide his next opponent. Joshua, now with a 22-0 record after toughing out a victory over Alexander Povetkin in front of 80,000 at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, said he isn’t bothered...
Joshua Ready For Wilder But Promoter Wants No More Deontay Delay
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Joshua Ready For Wilder But Promoter Wants No More Deontay Delay

Britain’s Anthony Joshua believes his long-awaited clash with fellow world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will take place as it would be “silly not to”. Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder But promoter Eddie Hearn has warned a deal must be agreed quickly if the American is to be Joshua’s next opponent. Joshua successfully defended his International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organisation belts with brutal a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday. He is already booked in to box again at Wembley on April 13, but the question of an opponent has still to be resolved. Joshua has repeatedly stressed he wants to fight fellow undefeated champion Wilder, who holds the World Boxing Council version of the ...
Defection: Court Asked To Declare Govs Ortom, Tambuwal, Ahmed’s Seats Vacant
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Defection: Court Asked To Declare Govs Ortom, Tambuwal, Ahmed’s Seats Vacant

ABUJA – The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, okayed three separate suits seeking to declare the seats of Governors Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, vacant, following their defection to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The suits marked FHC/ABJ/CS/901/2018, FHC/ABJ/CS/940/2018 and FHC/ABJ/CS/943/2018, respectively, were lodged before the court by a civil society group under the aegis of Incorporated Trustees of Advocacy for Change and Social Values Network. The group is praying the court to direct the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to within 90 days, conduct fresh poll to elect new Governors in the three states and a Deputy Governor in Benue State, in accordance with the law. Tam...
”I Have  No Plans To Islamise Nigeria” – Buhari Tells Catholic Bishops
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”I Have No Plans To Islamise Nigeria” – Buhari Tells Catholic Bishops

President Buhari yesterday told Catholic bishops in Sokoto that there are no plans by his administration to Islamize the country. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), President Buhari said contrary to the propaganda and narrative being promoted by some mischievous politicians, there is no fact to indicate that the present administration was out to Islamise Nigeria. Represented at the event by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, President Buhari said such religious propaganda has created suspicion and distrust, leading to division and disharmony in the country. “There has been a lot of negative propaganda being instigated by outsiders and finds narrative in the church that there is a plan to islamis...
In Sallah Message, Buhari Urges Nigerians To Embrace Peace & Rise Above Division
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In Sallah Message, Buhari Urges Nigerians To Embrace Peace & Rise Above Division

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to rise above personal, group, sectarian and other interests, and promote harmony and tolerance in dealing with one another at all times. In his Sallah message, President Buhari urged all Muslims to use the occasion for sober reflection and self-examination, and strive to be good ambassadors of their religion by upholding high moral values He reminded Muslims that this felicitous occasion of Eid-ul-Adha is a remembrance of the submission of Prophet Ibrahim Allaihis-Salam to Allah, his Creator, by which he taught the world the value of sacrifice in relating with one another, and when it comes to nation-building. “We must sacrifice for others and remember always those who are less fortunate than ourselves,” the president declared. Mr Buh...
Man Accused Of Chasing Away His Pregnant Wife Because Of His Mistress
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Man Accused Of Chasing Away His Pregnant Wife Because Of His Mistress

According to a Facebook post shared by a journalist named Sapele Olofofo, a man has been accused of chasing away his wife who is 8 months pregnant for him all because of his mistress. After chasing away his wife, he went ahead to marry the mistress who got pregnant for him. However, it was later discovered that the new wife wasn’t pregnant but had fibroid. Before now, he was said to have been married for years to one Mrs Aderonke who endured a lot with him when he had nothing, they both had a beautiful and smooth running marriage until trouble crept in. The husband and wife were said to have been living at his father’s house before they had their first child called Gift. After the birth of the child (Gift), God opened doors of favour for him and he got a good job at Eternet and they mov...
How SSS Tracked, Killed Don Waney
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How SSS Tracked, Killed Don Waney

A top official of the State Security Service, SSS, on Wednesday revealed how Don Waney, an alleged kidnap kingpin, was tracked to his hideout in Enugu. Mr. Waney allegedly masterminded the killings of 23 worshipers on New Year’s Day, in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers. The source told the News Agency of Nigeria on condition of anonymity on Wednesday that the operation that led to his death was successful and averted further bloodshed in the state. The informant said the decision to swoop on Mr. Waney was taken after he ordered his men to carry out killings of innocent residents of Omoku town. “We intercepted Waney’s phone conversation he had with one of his lieutenant in which he ordered them to attack schools, hospitals, places of worship, marketplaces...
Abuja Residents Hail Drop In Price Of Petrol
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Abuja Residents Hail Drop In Price Of Petrol

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Wednesday hailed the reduction in the pump price of petrol by some filling stations across the FCT. The drop ranged between N141 to N143 from the initial N145 pegged as the maximum amount after a partial subsidy removal was put in place by the government in 2016. A survey around the Abuja metropolis revealed that the NNPC, A. A. Rano and A. Y. M Shafa filling stations scattered around the FCT had reduced their prices. At the NNPC Mega Station in Zone 1, where the current price is N143, an elated motorist, Mr Ishaku Zwingina, said the reduction, though little, was a welcome development. ”The government pegged the price between N141 to N145, but they (oil marketers) all went for the highest. This reduction shows that there is ...
Robbery Suspect Escapes From Police Cell In Akwa Ibom
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Robbery Suspect Escapes From Police Cell In Akwa Ibom

A member of a notorious robbery gang, identified simply as Frank, has escaped from police custody. Frank was reportedly arrested during a robbery at St. Patrick Quasi Catholic Parish, Obio Ndot, in the Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He was said to have been beaten and later handed over to the Ikot Uboh Police Post, under the Oruk Anam Police Division, last Tuesday. Frank was said to have escaped from the police cell on Friday through the roof. Our correspondent gathered that the suspect’s gang had been terrorising Oruk Anam and its environs for months. Residents of Obio Ndot village said on Monday that St. Patrick Quasi Catholic Parish, three weeks ago, was attacked by the same robbery gang, who made away with the money realised during the harvest servic...
Soldiers Invade Touma In Rivers State, Raze 15 Houses
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Soldiers Invade Touma In Rivers State, Raze 15 Houses

The people of Touma community, Bille kingdom in Degema Local Government of Rivers State have accused soldiers of invading their community. They alleged that 15 houses were torched and many were injured. An eyewitness, Mr. Akpoebi Dino, said unidentified gunmen attacked an Army House Boat at Touma last week, killing two civilians and a soldier. The source said men of the Joint Military Task Force stormed the area in over seven gunboats and shot people. He said: “The soldiers, on reprisal, came to our community in over seven gunboats, shooting sporadically. “The incident occurred, about 10 a.m., Many people were injured and 15 houses burnt down. “The soldiers accused us of conniving with criminals to attack them. We don’t know what they mean by that. “We have been living...
Three Policemen Dismissed For Extortion
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Three Policemen Dismissed For Extortion

Three policemen attached to Ijede Division in Ikorodu, Lagos, have been dismissed from the Force for allegedly arresting and fleecing their victims of N200, 000. Inspector Okelue Nkemeonye (136005), Sergeant Braimoh Sunday (355897) and Sergeant Yusuf Olukoga (359928) were sacked from the police on Monday after an Orderly Room trial held at the Zone II Headquarters in Onikan found them guilty of misconduct. According to the Police Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), the dismissed Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) were found guilty of corrupt practices and discreditable conducts under the First Schedule of the Police Act, Cap P19, Laws of the Federation, 2004. Officer in charge of PCRRU, Abayomi Shogunle, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), said in a statement that the offi...
Army Identifies New Boko Haram Base, Set To Launch Attack
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Army Identifies New Boko Haram Base, Set To Launch Attack

The Nigerian Army said on Sunday that it will soon launch an attack on a remote Island in Lake Chad where Boko Haram fighters now use as their new operational base. This was disclosed by the Acting General Officer commanding, GOC 8 Task Force Division, Stevenson Olabanji, when he visited troops of the 118 Task Force Battalion under his division at their frontline location in Gudumbali village of Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State. A statement issued by the spokesman of the Task Force Division, Timothy Antigha, quoted the GOC issuing motivational orders to the troops. Mr. Olabanji, a brigadier general, asked the soldiers to always make sure their weapons are serviceable as the strike order on the secret Boko Haram location could be given at any time. He also said the ...
Two Men Jailed For Smoking Indian Hemp
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Two Men Jailed For Smoking Indian Hemp

A Mararaba Upper Area Court, Nasarawa State, on Thursday sentenced two men- Kabiru Ibrahim and Yusuf Danjuma, to two months imprisonment each for smoking cannabis sativa (a.k.a. Indian hemp). The judge, Ibrahim Shekarau, said he convicted the defendants as they admitted committing the offence. He, however, gave the convicts N2, 000 option of fine each, and warned them to desist from committing crime. The convicts, who had no definite addresses, were arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, constituting public nuisance and making the atmosphere noxious for human health. They admitted to the crime and pleaded for mercy. The prosecutor, Cpl. Hamen Donald, had told the court that the convicts committed the offence on June 16, at about 12.30 p.m. He said that...
Retired Generals Warn Military To Stay Out Of Politics
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Retired Generals Warn Military To Stay Out Of Politics

Some retired generals in the military have backed the current democratic dispensation and warned military elements not to engage in any move that could destabilise the country’s democracy. The retired generals warned the military to steer clear of politics, saying such a move could lead to a face-off between the military and the citizens. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. –Gen. Tukur Buratai, had recently warned military men against being used by politicians to truncate the country’s democracy, saying he had received information that some individuals had been approaching some officers and soldiers for undisclosed political reasons. But the retired generals declared their support for the government of the President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, who is now Acting President, Prof. Ye...
20-Year-Old Robber Kills His Roommate In Ogun For Fear Of Being Caught
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20-Year-Old Robber Kills His Roommate In Ogun For Fear Of Being Caught

Lagos – Police in Ogun have arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly killing his 27-year-old roommate, Friday Michael. The police spokesman in Ogun, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement that the incident happened on Friday at Mamu area of Awa-Ijebu. “The suspect came in around 6.30 a.m. and shot the deceased, who was sleeping, with a locally-made pistol. “The sound from the gun attracted other occupants of the house to the scene and they quickly alerted the police. “The DPO of Awa-Ijebu Division led his men to the scene and the suspect was promptly arrested,’’ said the police spokesman. He said that preliminary investigation indicated that the suspect was member of a notorious armed robbery gang terrorising the area. According to the police spokesman, the deceased had...
Woman Bites Off Sister’s Nose During Fight Over Sex Patron
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Woman Bites Off Sister’s Nose During Fight Over Sex Patron

A 26-year old sex worker Ebere Ugwu has been arrested after she reportedly engaged her younger sister, Ifeoma in a fight and bites off part of her nose over their sex patron. The incident happened at a popular hangout located at Church Street, Jakande Estate in Isolo, Lagos where both hustle for clients who need sex. P.M.EXPRESS learnt that Ifeoma was badly injured and was bleeding profusely and was rushed to a hospital where she was admitted and treated. It was gathered that Ebere reportedly brought Ifeoma, her sister to Lagos from their Abakaliki town in Ebonyi State to join her to solicit for male customers in a bar for fee. It however turned out that Ifeoma, who is new and more pretty than her elder sister started attracting more of Ebere’s clients to the extent that Ebere ...

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