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Arsenal’s Ben White names best right-back
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Arsenal’s Ben White names best right-back

Arsenal star, Ben White, has named teammate Takehiro Tomiyasu as the best right-back he’s played with. White said that Tomiyasu does simple things at a world-class level, adding that he is amazing. Tomiyasu joined Arsenal from Bologna last summer transfer window for £15.5 million. The Japan international has impressed in his first few months at the Gunners. He has already cemented his place as Mikel Arteta’s first-choice right-back. “Tomi is amazing. He’s the best right-back I have ever played with. “He’s always focused. It’s an honour to play next to him. “Tomi does the simple things at a world-class level. He is very alert and he isn’t careless in games. “From the beginning, he’s completely understood English and speaks as well as I do,” White told DAZN Japan....
Ligue 1: PSG change kits over Messi’s 7th Ballon d’Or victory
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Ligue 1: PSG change kits over Messi’s 7th Ballon d’Or victory

Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday wore a special edition of their home kit to commemorate their main-man, Lionel Messi’s record-breaking seventh Ballon d’Or. Messi controversially won the individual award last month, beating Bayern Munich talisman, Robert Lewandowski in the process. PSG, as a way of celebrating their star man’s success, the squad all donned a limited edition version of their usual home strip that featured gold lettering and numbers on the back. Messi seemingly agrees that Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski deserved the award when he said during his acceptance speech, “I’d like to mention Robert, it’s been a real honour to compete with him. “I think France Football should award you your 2020 Ballon d’Or, you deserved it.” Since joining the French side in the su...
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...
Mike Tyson says it would be ‘an honour’ to train Anthony Joshua for his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk
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Mike Tyson says it would be ‘an honour’ to train Anthony Joshua for his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk

Boxing icon, Mike Tyson has said it would be 'an honour' to train alongside Anthony Joshua and help him prepare for his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk. Tyson met up with Joshua's promoter Eddy Hearn at Canelo Alvarez's fight with Caleb Plant in Las Vegas on Sunday morning, November 7, and was enthusiastic when it was suggested by a reporter he could train with Joshua who lost his titles to USyk in September. 'That'd be an honour. Not to fight, but to help each other - that'd be awesome,' Tyson said, via the Sun. Tyson also encouraged Joshua and Deontay Wilder, who last month was beaten by Tyson Fury, to keep up their spirits after their recent setbacks. 'He has so much potential, he should not be depressed,' he said. 'Him and (Deontay) Wilder should not be depressed an...
EndSARS memorial: HURIWA demands immediate release of arrested youths, names protesters as heroes
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EndSARS memorial: HURIWA demands immediate release of arrested youths, names protesters as heroes

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA has called for the release of some Nigerian youths who were arrested at the Lekki Tollgate on Wednesday following the one year anniversary protest in honour of those who were allegedly killed by the Nigerian Military on October 20, 2020. DAILY POST had reported that some of the protesters who stormed the Tollgate on Wednesday morning were arrested by the Lagos State police command for violating its order. The command had prior to the protest, warned the organizers to shelve the plan due to security reason. But some activists insisted that the anniversary of the 2020 massacre must be observed in both Lekki and other parts of the country. The rights group which described the arrest as absolutely ‘unconstitutional, unlawful, des...
Queen Elizabeth turns down honour from The Oldie of the Year Awards because she believes ‘you are only as old as you feel’
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Queen Elizabeth turns down honour from The Oldie of the Year Awards because she believes ‘you are only as old as you feel’

The Queen has reportedly turned down an honour from The Oldie of the Year Awards because she 'didn't believe she met the relevant criteria' to accept. Her Majesty, 95, declined the award, saying that 'you are only as old as you feel' - before adding she hopes they find a more 'worthy recipient.' Gyles Brandreth, who is chairman of the awards, penned a letter to the monarch's private secretary Sir Edward Young to ask if she would be willing to accept the Oldie of the Year award. But in a letter published in the magazine's November issue, her assistant private secretary Tom Laing-Baker penned: 'Her Majesty believes you are as old as you feel, as such The Queen does not believe she meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept and hopes you will find a more worthy recipient.' ...
EFCC grills former Kano state Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso
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EFCC grills former Kano state Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso

Former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso was on Saturday October 16 grilled by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of abuse of office, diversion of public funds and fraudulent allocation of government properties to cronies. The Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party was first invited by the EFCC in September, but reportedly failed to honour the invitation. An associate of the politician told Channels Television that Kwankwanso may have been invited in relation to a petition by some retired employees of the Kano State Government. The retired employees had claimed that the former governor mismanaged pension remittances to the tune of N10 billion between 2011 and 2015, to fund a housing project for his cronies.
EFCC storm Kaduna Development Agency, arrest its DG
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EFCC storm Kaduna Development Agency, arrest its DG

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday October 11, stormed the headquarters of Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Agency (KASUPDA) and whisked away the Director General, Malam Ismail Umaru Dikko. Daily Trust reported that Dikko, formerly a Special Assistant to Governor Nasir El-Rufai before he was elevated to head the agency in 2019, was in a meeting with his staff when officials of the EFCC took over the office premises a few minutes after 10am. It was reported that there was commotion before the DG entered a black hilux Toyota vehicle of the EFCC. Sources told the publication that two EFCC officials in suit and two police officers with rifles accompanied the KASUPDA boss into the vehicle. Though the staff at KASUPDA had earlier tr...
If I were to chose merriment by now I would be riding in private jets at likely expense of my subjects by selling their lands” – Oluwo of Iwo
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If I were to chose merriment by now I would be riding in private jets at likely expense of my subjects by selling their lands” – Oluwo of Iwo

The Oluwo of Iwoland in Osun State, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, said that he has chosen the path of honour to serve his people instead of merriment. The monarch who stated this on his official social media page on Saturday, October 9, said that if he were to chose merriment then he would have been riding private jets bought at the expense of his subjects. "As a king, if I were to chose merriment, by now , I would be riding in private jets at the likely expense of my aspiring subjects by selling their properties mostly the land. I chose the path of honour to serve them so I can be served tomorrow. The most important is, as the symbol of my subjects, I submit them to God not idols. That is the simple way I earn their trust and respect, always. OLUWO OF IWOLAND" he wrote.
King of Boys: Charlyboy drops ‘Odudubariba’ after playing role in movie
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King of Boys: Charlyboy drops ‘Odudubariba’ after playing role in movie

Nigerian Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy has dropped his song, Odudubariba after playing the role in the movie, “King of Boys.” The singer made this known in a statement released to DAILY POST on Tuesday. “My people, the eagle has landed. I been tell una say, I no dey finish. “The long awaited Odudubariba music film video has dropped today. “Watch out, it’s playing on all your TV channels.” Recall that Charlyboy in the Netflix-adopted series ‘King of Boys’ directed by Kemi Adetiba played the role of ‘Odudubariba.’ ‘Odudubariba’ is one of the elders on the round table who intends to take over the crown from Sola Sobowale and become ‘King of Boys.’ When asked why he accepted the role in King of Boys despite t...
I’m honoured to be your coach – Thomas Tuchel tells ‘fantastic’ Chelsea star
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I’m honoured to be your coach – Thomas Tuchel tells ‘fantastic’ Chelsea star

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has told the club’s captain Cesar Azpilicueta that it is an ‘honour’ and a ‘pleasure’ to coach him. The Spanish defender, described as ‘fantastic’ by his boss, has been a mainstay at the club since he joined the Blues from Marseille in 2012. Now 32-year-old, Azpilicueta made his 300th Premier League appearance for the Stamford Bridge outfit before the international break and has helped them win two league titles, the Champions League, the Europa League and FA Cup over the past nine years. Tuchel hailed the Spaniard for reaching 300 league appearances and described the Spanish defender as a fantastic player on and off the pitch “What a fantastic achievement. This is fantastic and the guy totally deserves it,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website...
Widow accuses neighbour of sending armed man to rape her repeatedly after quarrel over coconuts
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Widow accuses neighbour of sending armed man to rape her repeatedly after quarrel over coconuts

A widow has cried out for help after allegedly being raped repeatedly by a man she suspects was sent by one of her neighbours to torture her. The middle-aged Kenyan woman and mother of five told K24tv that prior to being raped, her neighbor had threatened to teach her a lesson after they quarelled over three coconuts. She disclosed that after she left her house at Vikwatani within Kisauni sub-county of Kenya at 5:00 am on Wednesday September 1, to fetch water, a well-built man attacked her from behind while wielding a knife and a panga. She said;   “We had quarrelled on Sunday over three coconuts which had fallen inside my compound, and during the confrontation, she vowed to teach me a lesson. Three days later, I was raped by so...
Cavani takes final decision on Man Utd future after Ronaldo’s arrival
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Cavani takes final decision on Man Utd future after Ronaldo’s arrival

Edinson Cavani’s brother and agent, Walter Guglielmone, has said the player will not leave Manchester United, despite the return of Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo is back at Old Trafford after 12 years, the club announced on Friday. There have been widespread suggestions that the 36-year-old’s arrival will see Cavani leave, especially as he wears Ronaldo’s favoured No.7 shirt at the club. However, Guglielmone has quashed those speculations, insisting that Cavani will honour the one-year contract he signed in the summer. South American journalist, Andre Hernan, tweeted: “Walter Guglielmone, brother of Cavani, assured me that no one from Corinthians or intermediaries sought him out for anything. “He reiterates that Cavani still has one year of contract in England.”...
Tammy Abraham makes promise after joining Roma from Chelsea
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Tammy Abraham makes promise after joining Roma from Chelsea

New AS Roma signing, Tammy Abraham, has made a promise after joining the club from Chelsea. The England international said he wants to help Roma to fight for titles, trophies and get the club to the level where they should be. Abraham was officially unveiled as a Roma player on Tuesday after completing a €40 million transfer to Jose Mourinho’s side. The 23-year-old signed a five-year contract with Roma that runs until 30 June 2026. He will wear the number 9 shirt at Roma. “You can sense when a club really wants you and Roma made their interest clear immediately,” Abraham said at his unveiling on Tuesday. “Roma is a club that deserves to be fighting for titles and trophies. I have had the experience of winning major trophies and I want to be in those compet...
Matic looking for Man Utd to ‘finally win something’ as trophy drought approaches five-year mark
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Matic looking for Man Utd to ‘finally win something’ as trophy drought approaches five-year mark

The Red Devils' last success came back in 2017, with several near misses taken in since then by the most ambitious of clubs Nemanja Matic admits that the time has come for Manchester United to "finally win something", with the Red Devils set to see their barren run on the trophy front reach a five-year mark in 2021-22. They can prevent that from happening by landing long-awaited silverware in the upcoming campaign, with a Europa League success back in 2017 representing the last entry on a glittering roll of honour. Several near misses have been taken in since Jose Mourinho delivered continental success in his debut campaign, along with Community Shield and League Cup triumphs, with United falling at semi-final and final hurdles at home and abroad in recent campaigns.  
Final year Nasarawa varsity student dies in motor accident 6 days after signing-out celebration
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Final year Nasarawa varsity student dies in motor accident 6 days after signing-out celebration

  A final year Accounting student of the Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK), Ezekiel Kuje (Abiola) has died six days after his signing-out celebration. Kuje, 27, reportedly died as a result of injuries sustained from motor accident which occurred on Saturday, August 7.   The deceased was a native of Alushi, a multi-ethnic community in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of the state. He was born on June 12, and named in honor of late MKO Abiola. On August 2, the deceased had taken to Facebook to share photos of himself and coursemates during their signing-out celebration. "I return all the praise, honour, adoration & glory to God Almighty who have set my part throughout my academics. I appreciate my family, friends & all those who stood b...
Tottenham forward, Heung-Min Son signs new Four-year deal until 2025
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Tottenham forward, Heung-Min Son signs new Four-year deal until 2025

Heung-Min Son has signed a new four-year contract with Tottenham. The South Korea winger, 29, has scored 107 goals in 280 appearances in all competitions since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in August 2015 and has now agreed terms until 2025. He has been capped 93 times by South Korea, scoring 27 goals and appearing at two World Cups. "It was already a big honour to play here for six years, the club have showed me massive, massive respect and obviously I'm very happy to be here," Son said. "It's like home, especially with the fans, the players, the staff. There was no decision. It was easy. I'm so happy to be here and will be so glad to see the fans again soon." Spurs managing director Fabio Paratici said: "We are pleased to have agreed a new long-term contract with Heung...
Adekuoroye Relishes Tokyo 2020 Flagbearer Role For Team Nigeria
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Adekuoroye Relishes Tokyo 2020 Flagbearer Role For Team Nigeria

Nigeria’s wrestling sensation, Odunayo Adekuoroye, is excited about her role as the country’s flagbearer at the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games which starts officially on Friday. Adekuoroye said she was looking forward to the opening ceremony in which she will lead out other Nigerian athletes in the Match Past. She said it was a big honour for her to be chosen to play the role for a country of over 200 million people. The 56kg wrestler said: “The news of my role at the games came to me as a shock. I am so happy to be chosen and I will do my best both for the flagbearer role and in the events proper. “I have people here around me putting me through. Aunty Funke (Oshonaike) has played that role two or three times and I’m talking to her to put me through on the expectations...
Real Madrid: Why I picked ex-captain, Sergio Ramos’ shirt number – Alaba
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Real Madrid: Why I picked ex-captain, Sergio Ramos’ shirt number – Alaba

  New Real Madrid signing, David Alaba, has given reasons why he picked the club’s former captain Sergio Ramos’ number four shirt number at Santiago Bernabeu. Alaba, who was unveiled on Wednesday by Real Madrid, said he accepted the jersey number worn by Ramos, who now plays for PSG because the club told him it was the only one available. The Austria international also said that the jersey number is a great motivation for him, adding that he wants to honour it. Alaba joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich. “It’s a number [Ramos’ No. 4 shirt] that is a great motivation for me and one I want to honour,” Alaba said during his unveiling on Wednesday. “Real told me four was the only number available. “Ramos wore that number and became a leader. It is something that ...
NUJ Declares 7 Days To Mourn Journalist Killed By Armed Robbers In Ondo
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NUJ Declares 7 Days To Mourn Journalist Killed By Armed Robbers In Ondo

Sun News reports that the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State Council, has declared seven days of mourning to honour a departed colleague, Mr Olubunmi Afuye, who was killed on Thursday when armed robbers stormed a bank. Afuye, popularly known as ‘BUMBAM’, was killed alongside two people, including a policeman and motorcyclist, on Thursday at Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore Local Government Area. This was contained in a statement signed by the NUJ State  Chairman, Mr Adetona Aderoboye, and Mr Leke Adegbite-Adedoyin, the State Secretary in Akure. Afuye worked with the Ondo State Radiovision Corporation (OSRC) and Orange FM before he resigned  to join Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, as its new Public Relations Officer (PRO). The statement stated that NUJ Ondo council on Thu...
Fire guts Synagogue Church on night of late founder’s candlelight procession; Church reacts
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Fire guts Synagogue Church on night of late founder’s candlelight procession; Church reacts

There was a fire incident at the headquarters of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) on Monday, July 5, 2021.. The fire broke out just an hour after the candlelight procession for the late founder of the church, Prophet T.B Joshua. The procession, which kicked off the week-long funeral rites for the late TB Joshua, held on Monday evening, led by TB Joshua's widow, Evelyn Joshua. Thousands of followers attended the ceremony that started with "three meditative laps of The SCOAN Prayer Mountain in honour of the memory of Prophet T.B. Joshua." Afterwards, members gathered at "the Junction of the Cross" to drop their burning candles. After the candlelight service, there was a fire outbreak at the storehouse within the SCOAN complex at about 11 pm. The church co...
T.B, Joshua’s Wife Leads Candlelight Procession for the late Televangelist
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T.B, Joshua’s Wife Leads Candlelight Procession for the late Televangelist

Thousands of followers of the late T.B Joshua gathered for a night of tributes and candlelight procession in his honour on Monday night, July 5. The candlelight procession held at the SCOAN Faith Resort in the Ikotun area of Lagos and was led by his widow, Evelyn Joshua. The pastor, televangelist, philanthropist, leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) died on June 5 at the age of 57. The pastor, televangelist, philanthropist, leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) died on June 5 at the age of 57. Sharing photos from his candlelight procession, TB Joshua Ministries wrote on Facebook: "Glory be to Jesus Christ – our father in the Lord has gone home to be with his Creator! His memory and legacy will continue for generations t...
“It’s an Honour to get Called by Nigeria” – Former England youth goalkeeper, Joshua Oluwayemi
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“It’s an Honour to get Called by Nigeria” – Former England youth goalkeeper, Joshua Oluwayemi

Tottenham Hotspurs goalkeeper, Joshua Oluwayemi is delighted to be invited by the Nigeria Football Federation for the friendly match against Mexico. Oluwayemi was handed a late call-up to the squad as a replacement for Heartland FC goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa who was dropped after picking up an injury in training. The 20-year-old has since joined up with the squad in Los Angeles and he's expected to compete with John Noble and Stanley Nwabali for the starting shirt. He wrote in a tweet: "It’s an honour to get called to my national team @NGSuperEagles . Tune in to watch us take on Mexico, in Los Angeles " he wrote on Twitter. Oluwayemi, who was born in England to Nigerian parents, started his football career in a local academy in London. He signed a new deal with Tottenham...
Zidane reacts as Sergio Ramos officially leaves Real Madrid
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Zidane reacts as Sergio Ramos officially leaves Real Madrid

  Former Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has reacted to the departure of captain Sergio Ramos from Los Blancos. Ramos, 35, officially leaves Real Madrid on Thursday after spending 16 years at Santiago Bernabeu. The veteran Spanish centre-back won 22 trophies during his time at Real Madrid. Reacting, Zidane thanked Ramos for the time they spent together at Real Madrid, describing him as a great captain in the club’s history. In a post via his Instagram account, Zidane said, “It was a great pleasure and honour to have you as a teammate and a player. A great captain in our history. Thanks so much for everything.” Ramos featured 671 times for Real Madrid and scored 101 goals.
Buhari Orders Postponement of FEC and Police Council Meetings
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Buhari Orders Postponement of FEC and Police Council Meetings

  President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the postponement of this week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in honour of the recently deceased Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and ten other officers who died on May 21. Buhari also ordered the postponement of the Police Council meeting, which was scheduled to hold on Thursday, May 27, but now to hold next week Thursday, June 3, 2021 Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha disclosed this in a statement released on Monday May 24. The statement read; “Further to the directive of Mr. President for the National Flag to fly at half-mast nationwide from 24th – 26th May, 2021 and the declaration of today, Monday 24th May, 2021, as work free-day for members of the Armed Forces,...
Rooney Goal Secures St Johnstone Cup Double
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Rooney Goal Secures St Johnstone Cup Double

Shaun Rooney was again the hero as St Johnstone beat Hibernian 1-0 in the Scottish Cup final to secure an extraordinary cup double. The 24-year-old wing-back scored the only goal in the Scottish League Cup final win over Livingston at Hampden Park in February and made the difference against Hibs at the national stadium to confirm the greatest season in the Perth club’s history. Rooney’s header after 31 minutes proved to be crucial, with Hibs keeper Matt Macey’s penalty save from Glenn Middleton with 15 minutes remaining ultimately rendered academic. St Johnstone, founded in 1884, won the Scottish Cup for the first time in 2014 – their first major honour – and now have won two in the last three months.
“The honor of this generation has been wiped off, chatting all day with no time left to think”- Bishop Oyedepo kicks against excessive use of social media by young people
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“The honor of this generation has been wiped off, chatting all day with no time left to think”- Bishop Oyedepo kicks against excessive use of social media by young people

The Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, and Senior Pastor of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, has warned young people against the excessive use of social media. According to him, the honor of this generation has been wiped off as the young people are busy chatting all day with no time to think and develop themselves. The clergyman who said this during the 15th Convocation Ceremony and Conferment of Honourary Doctorate Degrees and presentation of prizes in Ota, Ogun today May 21, added that the negative impact of social media on youths could not be overemphasized as it has made them to lose focus and rob them of their destinies. “The social media saga has eroded the substance of destiny as it has unconsciously robbed youths of their future and their time. ...
Power is Yet to be Restored Despite NLC Calling Off its Strike – Kaduna Government
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Power is Yet to be Restored Despite NLC Calling Off its Strike – Kaduna Government

The Kaduna state government has said that power is yet to be restored in the state despite the suspension of strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). The NLC which embarked on a five-day industrial to protest the recent disengagement of civil servants by the state government, suspended the strike on Wednesday to honour a meeting called by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige to resolve the rift it has with the Kaduna State Government. However in a statement released by El-Rufai's spokesperson Muyiwa Adekeye, the Kaduna state government said it is " yet to see evidence that the NLC is backing off from its campaign of economic and social sabotage against the people of the State." The statement read; “Electric power is yet to be restored after it was shut down...
Man Utd Women’s Manager Resigns
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Man Utd Women’s Manager Resigns

  Casey Stoney has stepped down as Manchester United women’s manager. The 38-year-old took charge when the team was reformed in 2018. Stoney led United to promotion in their first season and has secured top four finishes in the last two seasons. “It has been an honour to lead the women’s team at this great club and this has been an incredibly tough decision. She added: “I now feel the time is right to take some time away and for someone else to come in and lead the team on the next stage of its journey.” Stoney is already attracting attention from clubs in the NWSL. She was also linked with the Team GB post, but Hege Riise has taken the role.
Meghan Markle Accused of ‘PR Stunt’ Over Wreath Laid at Prince Philip’s Funeral
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Meghan Markle Accused of ‘PR Stunt’ Over Wreath Laid at Prince Philip’s Funeral

Meghan Markle used Prince Philip's funeral as a "deeply problematic" publicity stunt, a royal expert has claimed. Commentator Daniela Elsa accused the Duchess of Sussex, 39, of leaking details about the handwritten note she attached to a wreath to honour the late Duke of Edinburgh to the press ahead of the service in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Nine wreaths were laid by royals, but only details of Markle's offering were made public. Writing for Australian title news.com.au, Elsa suggested Meghan, who was unable to attend the ceremony because she's pregnant, used the platform to hit the headlines as details of other wreaths laid by the Royal Family remained private. "What is bewildering here is why and how, on a day which should have been resolutely, solely foc...
Honest Secondary School Student Gets Cash Reward of N340,000 for Returning Lost Phone to Owner in Port Harcourt
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Honest Secondary School Student Gets Cash Reward of N340,000 for Returning Lost Phone to Owner in Port Harcourt

A Senior Secondary school student identified as Philemon Igbokwe has been showered with cash gifts for his rare feat of honesty by returning a lost phone to the owner in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. A lawyer, Emma Okah, who disclosed this on Facebook on Sunday, April 11, said the boy saw the mobile phone forgotten by a wedding guest in the restroom of an event centre. Mr Okah gave the boy a cash reward of N50,000 while two other guests handed him $500 and N50,000. In total, the honest student went home with N340,000. Read his post below: The boy with me in this photograph is Master Philemon Igbokwe. He is a student of Federal Government College, Rumuokoro, PH, Rivers State. He has no phone, even the cheapest. Yesterday, I chaired the wedding event of Mr. Victor Emma Woke from...
Aisha Buhari’s book launch: Dangote gives N30m, Tinubu gives N20m (full list of donations made)
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Aisha Buhari’s book launch: Dangote gives N30m, Tinubu gives N20m (full list of donations made)

The launch of a book written in honour of First Lady Aisha Buhari was held yesterday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The launch of the book written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs Dr Hajo Sani, was attended by many prominent Nigerians even though some key persons invited were conspicuously absent. While  Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and many governors were present, Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Muhammadu Indimi, and Jim Ovia were among those who sent representatives. Here is a list of those who bought copies of the book and what they donated. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (N20m), Alhaji Aliko Dangote (N30m), Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu (N25m), Mrs Folo...
Missing $9.5m: Senate Gives Emefiele 72 Hours To Honour Invitation
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Missing $9.5m: Senate Gives Emefiele 72 Hours To Honour Invitation

Senate Committee on Public Accounts on Monday gave Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Godwin Emefiele, 72 hours to appear it over the alleged disappearance of $9.5million interest that accrued from Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT) investment Chairman of the Committee, Senator Matthew Urhoghide, had complained that the principal sum deposited, tenor, and rate of interest on the transaction were shrouded in secrecy. Petroleum Profit tax (PPT) is a tax applicable to upstream operations in the oil industry. It is particularly related to rents, royalties, margins, and profit-sharing elements associated with oil mining, prospecting, and exploration leases. Urhoghide said there were many issues Emefiele needed to respond to corroborate some statements of account. He added that the apex ba...
“Suffering is not a Badge of Honour. Get a Cook, Cleaner” – OAP Toolz Advises Women to Hire Domestic helps
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“Suffering is not a Badge of Honour. Get a Cook, Cleaner” – OAP Toolz Advises Women to Hire Domestic helps

OAP Tolu Oniru-Demuren aka Toolz, has advised women to hire domestic helps as no woman has ever won a trophy for suffering the most. "Suffering is not a badge of honour. Get a cook, cleaner, etc." she wrote in an Instagram story on Tuesday, March 30 The mother of two, however, said women should learn how to do these chores in case the helps start acting up. 'But by all means know how to do all they do yourself in case they start acting mad." she added"
Lewandowski Receives Honour From Polish President
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Lewandowski Receives Honour From Polish President

Robert Lewandowski received an honour from the Polish president on Monday, giving the striker named Best FIFA Men's Player in 2020 another award for a trophy cabinet already containing Champions League and Bundesliga winner's medals. Lewandowski, who last season won the German league and cup double plus the Champions League with Bayern Munich, received the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta from his country's President Andrzej Duda. The honour is conferred on military personnel and civilians for outstanding achievements in their fields. Lewandowski joins the first democratically elected president of Poland Lech Walesa and American President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a recipient. "No matter how many trophies I have already won... right now my ambition is high and...
Pirlo Opens up on Ronaldo’s Future at Juventus
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Pirlo Opens up on Ronaldo’s Future at Juventus

  Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo has opened up on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future in Turin. The Bianconeri manager said that the former Real Madrid star will remain with the Italian giants and honour the final year of his current contract. Pirlo remains optimistic Ronaldo will be at Juventus next season despite speculation linking the 5 times ballon d’Or winner with a return to Real Madrid “We aren’t thinking about it, he has one year left in his contract and we are happy he can continue playing for us,” Pirlo told reporters when asked about the Portuguese future. “We are focused on this season and we want to conclude it best way possible. “He’s having a great season and last year he had a truly great campaign.”
It’s a Great Honour – Messi reacts to equaling Xavi’s historic Barcelona record
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It’s a Great Honour – Messi reacts to equaling Xavi’s historic Barcelona record

  Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has reacted to equaling the club’s legend, Xavi Hernandez’s all-time appearance record for the Blaugrana. The Argentine captain said it’s a “great honour” for him to hit the landmark. Messi made his 767th outing for Barcelona in Monday’s 4-1 victory over Huesca in the LaLiga at the Camp Nou to match Xavi’s record for appearances. The 33-year-old’s brace and a strike from Antoine Griezmann and Oscar Mingueza gave Ronald Koeman’s side all three points against Huesca. Reacting, Messi wrote on Instagram after the game, “it is a great honour to reach this number of matches played with FC Barcelona. “Thanks to all the colleagues who accompanied me over the years and to my family and friends for always being by my side.” Barcelona’s...
Lagos Markets Shut To Honour Jakande
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Lagos Markets Shut To Honour Jakande

The Iyaloja-General, Chief Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, has ordered all markets in Lagos closed to honour the late Alhaji Lateef Jakande. Chief Tinubu-Ojo told The Nation that the first civilian governor of Lagos state deserved more than that for his giant strides. She said it was a mark of respect and solidarity in honour of the deceased. “We are shutting down all markets tomorrow (today) to mourn our father. We all know he was the former governor of Lagos, who dedicated his time to develop the state, and dedicating a day in his honour is a good thing,” she said. Confirming the directive, Chief Executive Officer of Bolswot Ventures at Oshodi Market, Alhaja Bola Olufowobi, said the Iyaloja-General’s initiative was a welcome idea. The late Jakande, she said, deserved the honour....
Idu Railway Complex: Amina Mohammed Thanks FG
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Idu Railway Complex: Amina Mohammed Thanks FG

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, and former Minister for Environment, Amina Mohammed has reacted to the renaming of the Idu railway complex after her, by the Buhari-led FG. Deeply humbled by honour done to me by @NigeriaGov in naming the Idu Railway complex & stations #Abuja. This honors all women of #Nigeria, inspiring young girls who travel through these doors, look up to the sign & see what a woman can achieve. Amina J Mohammed
Wayne Rooney Officially Retires from Football At 35 To Become New Coach of Derby County
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Wayne Rooney Officially Retires from Football At 35 To Become New Coach of Derby County

Wayne Rooney has retired from football at 35 after being appointed as permanent manager of Derby County on a two-and-a-half-year contract until the summer of 2023. The former Everton,  Manchester United, and DC United striker, had been in charge of the EFL Championship club since the departure of Phillip Cocu in November. "When I first arrived back in the United Kingdom I was completely blown away by the potential of Derby County Football Club," Rooney said in a statement. The Stadium, training ground, the quality of the playing staff and the young players coming through and of course the fan base that has remained loyal and supportive. "Despite other offers, I knew instinctively Derby County was the place for me. To be given the opportunity to follow the likes of Brian ...
FG Reportedly Fails To Honour Pact With ASUU
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FG Reportedly Fails To Honour Pact With ASUU

Two weeks after suspending their nine-month-old strike, university teachers have accused the Federal Government of reneging on the agreement reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The dons, in a statement, said the government was yet to pay their December salaries, while “illegal” deductions were still to be refunded. In the release, the union said the government had “again failed to honour its agreement on payment of not only outstanding salaries of members ranging from five to eight months; Earned Academic Allowances (EAA) and check off dues illegally deducted before December 31, 2020.” The lecturers had embarked on strike in March 2020 over government’s refusal to honour the agreement reached with ASUU in 2009 that revolves around university revitalis...
#EndSARS: Falz Releases ‘Johnny’ Video In Honour Of Victims Of Police Brutality
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#EndSARS: Falz Releases ‘Johnny’ Video In Honour Of Victims Of Police Brutality

Rapper Falz has released an #EndSARS-inspired video for his 2019 song ‘Johnny’ He shared the video on Thursday in an Instagram post. “We will never forget the heroes that have been unlawfully slain. This is for them. For every single Nigerian life snatched away unlawfully, we must make sure we get justice,” he wrote. “Almost two years since I released the audio. Even more disturbing to think that as time passed, the message became more relevant.” MCI reports that Falz on October 8 led an #EndSARS protest in Lagos alongside singer Runtown.   View this post on Instagram   Falz @falzthebahdguy release visuals for his song ‘Johnny' . . Johnny relates to the current situation of police brutality and ...
It Is Better To Gain Honour At The Cost Of Losing Power – Jonathan To Trump
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It Is Better To Gain Honour At The Cost Of Losing Power – Jonathan To Trump

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has again preached peace to nations around the world, saying it is preferable to gain honour and lose power. His Facebook post on Friday came at the time sources in US President Donald Trump’s camp said he was not considering conceding defeat if he loses the election to Democrat Joe Biden. “Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any citizen. It is better to gain honour at the cost of losing power than to gain power at the cost of losing honour,” Mr Jonathan wrote. “At any point in time, the power of love should matter more than the love of power. “This is my philosophy. I have lived it. It has brought great peace to both my beloved nation and I. And I recommend it to all leaders facing challenging situations, either in government, or at the p...
Lebron James Becomes First Basketball Player To Win NBA Finals MVP Honour With Three Different Teams
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Lebron James Becomes First Basketball Player To Win NBA Finals MVP Honour With Three Different Teams

    LeBron James became the first player to win NBA. Finals MVP honours with three different teams on Sunday and for LA Lakers, coach Frank Vogel the Ohio native has cemented his status as the best player ‘the basketball universe has ever seen’. James’ fourth NBA championship, which came after he led the Lakers to a 106-93 win over the Miami Heat in Game Six, also saw him take home his fourth Finals MVP award. He trails only Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan, who won six to go with his six NBA championships. The 35-year-old James, who also won the award during two championship runs with Miami and one with Cleveland, averaged 29.8 points per game on 59 per cent shooting in the Finals while leading a defensive effort that handcuffed the Heat offense in Game Six. While many...
Man Names His Newborn Son ‘Buhari’ In Jos In Honour Of The President
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Man Names His Newborn Son ‘Buhari’ In Jos In Honour Of The President

One Abdul from Jos, Plateau State on Sunday, October 4, named his newborn son Buhari because of the love he has for President Muhammadu Buhari. According to Abdul, he made a promise to name his son after President Buhari when a Katsina man officially changed his son's name from Buhari to Suleiman to show his disappointment with the president's performance in office.  
Kanu Signs Up For Simba TVS
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Kanu Signs Up For Simba TVS

Nigerian soccer legend, Kanu Nwankwo, was yesterday, unveiled as an ambassador for Simba TVS, distributors of Nigeria's leading brands in the tricycle, motorcycle and power bike Sector.   Kanu said "I have the singular honour and privilege of endorsing and recommending their products. They are number one in their areas of business. Their quality and after sales service policy is demonstrated in their Workshops pan Nigeria”.  Simba TVS places strong emphasis on empowerment, and runs specific programs targeted at women, youths, welfare for the mechanics and rider communities.   Mr Mahendra Pratap,  Simba TVS - Business Head in Nigeria,  said “we are honored and humbled that, Kanu Nwankwo, is endorsing TVS King Tricycles and motorcycles, emphasizing that the two-time Afr...
Spain Honour Iniesta With Naked Statue For 2010 World Cup Winning Goal
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Spain Honour Iniesta With Naked Statue For 2010 World Cup Winning Goal

Spain has marked the 10th anniversary of the country's 2010 victory over Netherlands in the FIFA World Cup held in South Africa. Barcelona legend, Iniesta, now playing in Japan, was the hero that night in Johannesburg as he struck four minutes from the end of extra-time to secure Spain's World Cup success. Iniesta's hometown of Albacete have now honoured their most famous son with a naked statue showing a mirror image of his position as he struck the winner that night. Locals from Albacete were to celebrate the unveiling of the statue on July 10 but Coronavirus restrictions mean it'll be held next year.
Liverpool Squad Knelt In Honour Of George Floyd
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Liverpool Squad Knelt In Honour Of George Floyd

Liverpool Football Club players tweeted a photo today showing their support, following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. The 29 Reds players took a knee around the centre circle at Anfield stadium after reportedly requesting the picture during training on Monday.
Caf rules in Botswana’s favour after boycotting U17 Women’s World Cup clash with Morocco
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Caf rules in Botswana’s favour after boycotting U17 Women’s World Cup clash with Morocco

The African football governing body has refused to punish the Southern African nation for failing to honour their away tie The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has rescheduled Morocco's second leg of the second round tie of the 2020 U17 Women's World Cup qualifiers against Botswana. The match originally scheduled to be played at Stade Boubker Ammar in Sale on March 14 following a 1-0 first-leg triumph at the National Stadium, Gaborone, saw the visitors not show up because they boycotted the match due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Reports say that the match's abandonment was due to the travel ban by Botswana's government on citizens to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

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