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Jadon Sancho to Become Second-highest-paid Manchester United Player with £350,000-a-week’ pay
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Jadon Sancho to Become Second-highest-paid Manchester United Player with £350,000-a-week’ pay

Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho is set to be one of the Premier League's highest earners should his impending move to Manchester United be completed this summer. Manchester United recently agreed on personal terms with Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho over a move to Old Trafford this summer. But the clubs remain at loggerheads over a fee for Sancho with the German giants rejecting a £67million bid on Thursday, as they demand £80m to part ways with their No 7. Despite this setback, the 21-year-old is set to be handed a five-year deal worth around £350,000-a-week, according to the Guardian. The England international would become the second-highest earner at the club - just next to goalkeeper David de Gea's £375,000-a-week deal. In fact, Sancho's bumper contract wou...
Sancho to Become Second Highest paid Man Utd player
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Sancho to Become Second Highest paid Man Utd player

  Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho, will become the second-highest earning player at Manchester United if he completes a transfer this summer. United are still on Sancho, after being rebuffed in their attempts 12 months ago. The two clubs remain at loggerheads over a fee for the England international and the Red Devils have seen a £67million bid rejected on Thursday. Dortmund want £80m instead to part ways with their No 7. Despite this setback, United have agreed personal terms with Sancho. According to the Guardian, the 21-year-old is set to be handed a five-year deal worth around £350,000-a-week. In doing so, the England international would become the second-highest earner at the club, just shy of goalkeeper David de Gea’s £375,000-a-week deal. He will...
Jay-Z Speaks about Boycotting the Grammys to Support DMX
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Jay-Z Speaks about Boycotting the Grammys to Support DMX

The Roc Nation boss, was a guest on the season premiere of HBO’s “The Shop: Uninterrupted” with LeBron James and Maverick Carter, during which he opened up about DMX for the first time since his death on April 9. JAY-Z recalled their friendship and rivalry revealing he boycotted the Grammys in 1999 after DMX was not nominated. JAY-Z won his first Grammy that year for Best Rap Album for Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life, but he didn’t show up to the awards in solidarity with DMX. “The first time I boycotted the Grammys was for him,” he said. “We both came out that year. He didn’t get nominated. He dropped two No. 1 albums in the same year and they didn’t even nominate him.” “I wasn’t even in the building because I boycotted it for him,” he revealed. “There was a competitive thing, but i...
World Bank approves $700m loan for water, sanitation and hygiene services in Nigeria
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World Bank approves $700m loan for water, sanitation and hygiene services in Nigeria

The World Bank has approved a $700 million loan for the Nigeria Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme (SURWASH). In a statement released Thursday, May 27, the World Bank said the loan will provide six million people with basic drinking water services and 1.4 million people access to improved sanitation services. According to the release, the approval was granted on May 25, and the credit facility will also help deliver improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services to 2,000 schools and health care facilities, and assist 500 communities to achieve open defecation-free status. The projects are part of the Federal Government’s National Action Plan (NAP) for the revitalisation of Nigeria’s water supply, sanitation, and hygiene sector. ...
Klopp Talks about ‘Cup Final’ Liverpool Will Play after Burnley Win
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Klopp Talks about ‘Cup Final’ Liverpool Will Play after Burnley Win

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has labelled their next Premier League clash with Crystal Palace as a final. The Reds go into the game looking to secure Champions League football on the final day of the season. On Wednesday night, the former champions went above Leicester City into third place with a 3-0 win at Burnley. “It was a semi-final. We had to win the semi-final and we did that. 3-0. Clean sheet,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “Nothing is decided yet, but we improved our position, slightly, and we have the ‘final’. “So that’s what we wanted, that’s what we needed and it’s what the boys deserved today because it was a top, top performance.”
Neymar Reacts after Extending his Contract With PSG
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Neymar Reacts after Extending his Contract With PSG

  Brazil international, Neymar, has expressed joy after committing his future to Paris Saint-Germain by extending his contract until 2025. Neymar joined the Ligue 1 champions from Barcelona on a 5-year deal at a world record cost of 222 million euros in August 2017. The 29-year-old had been linked with a return to Barcelona, but he has now firmly committed to PSG, who announced his new contract on Saturday. Neymar’s new terms, according to media reports in Paris, will see him earn 30 million euros every season in the French capital. “I am very happy, very happy to be extending my contract with Paris until 2025,” Neymar told the club’s website after signing the deal. “The truth is that I am very happy to be staying here for four more years, to be a part of the clu...
EPL: Michael Owen predicts Man City vs Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United, other fixtures
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EPL: Michael Owen predicts Man City vs Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United, other fixtures

Former Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has predicted some of this weekend’s English Premier Leagues, EPL, fixtures. Manchester City will host Chelsea on Saturday evening at Etihad, while Manchester United will face Aston Villa in an away Premier League tie on Sunday afternoon. Arsenal will host West Brom at Emirates on Sunday night, while Liverpool will tackle Southampton on Saturday night at Anfield. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “It’s a dress rehearsal of the UEFA Champions League final at the Etihad as Chelsea make the trip north. “This should be another intense tactical battle between two of the best managers in the game. What makes it more interesting, is that both have contrasting styles. “We saw that in their FA Cup tie when Chelsea took the s...
Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, City, others to bring Celtic, Rangers to English Premier League
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Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, City, others to bring Celtic, Rangers to English Premier League

  The so-called ‘big six’ clubs in the Premier League want to bring Scottish Premier League sides, Celtic and Rangers into English football’s top-flight. The top six are demanding a massive overhaul of the EPL following the collapse of the European Super League. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham were forced into withdrawing their involvements from Super League following passionate opposition from fans, players and governing bodies. But in the statements of withdrawal from the controversial competition, the clubs stressed a need for changes and reforms to the sport. The Sun, UK, reports that the big six are making a next move to form new British league, which will see Celtic and Rangers join the English Premier League clubs...
NFF Hoping To Woo Eze, Sheyi Ojo For Super Eagles
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NFF Hoping To Woo Eze, Sheyi Ojo For Super Eagles

Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi says he’s delighted with the move by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to get players of Nigerian descent to the senior national team. The Nigerian international made this known during an interview on Nedum Onuoha’s podcast, where he revealed that players such as Ebere Eze, Sheyi Ojo, and a few to mention are already on NFF’s primary list. Iwobi on Friday was in action as Everton played out a 2-2 against Tottenham in the Premier League. He was substituted in the 61st minute for Seamus Coleman. He said: “Recently they get to ask me about so many players in England now, I feel like the scouting now has improved with Nigerian players based in England,” Iwobi said on Nedum Onuoha’s podcast. “I have been asked couple of questions, for exam...
Nigerian, Spanish Navies Collaborate On Improved Maritime Security
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Nigerian, Spanish Navies Collaborate On Improved Maritime Security

Four Nigerian Navy Ships are to collaborate with the Spanish Navy War Ship (SNS) Furor, to conduct a two-day sea exercise to develop capacity toward improving security within the Gulf of Guinea. The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Jason Gbassa, said this to newsmen during the SNS Furor’s visit to the command on Tuesday. Gbassa said the visit by SNS would further consolidate the bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as improve capacity on the side of the Nigerian Navy. “As part of our naval responsibilities, navies all over the world as a universal service, always collaborate and cooperate in areas of maritime operations. “Your port visit to Lagos is in line with that function of the navy and it is our pleasure to have you a...
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Klopp Criticizes Salah, Others after Liverpool’s 1-0 Win Over Wolves

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has criticized his players, including Mohamed Salah, following the Reds’ Premier League 1-0 victory over Wolves on Monday night at Molineux Stadium. Klopp said his players were ‘not active enough’ during the encounter against Wolves, adding that he didn’t like the start. A first-half goal from Diogo Jota gave Liverpool all three points against the host. “It’s all about the result,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “It was a big fight. We won three dirty points, and I am fine with that if that is what it takes to try to get back on track. “We had very good moments where we should have done better offensively. Defensively the whole game was really good. “I did not like the start; we were not active enough. But we improved a lot and defended well, and t...
Timo Werner Set to Leave Chelsea
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Timo Werner Set to Leave Chelsea

  Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, is already prepared to leave the club, Football Insider reports. Werner only arrived at Stamford Bridge RB Leipzig last summer. The 25-year-old has improved slightly after Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January. But he has scored just five times in the Premier League in 27 appearances after netting 28 times in Germany last season. This past week, he was heard being berated by Tuchel from the touch-line for his positioning. It is now believed Werner could consider leaving the Blues after this season.
Oscar Compares Himself to Chelsea Midfielder, Mason Mount
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Oscar Compares Himself to Chelsea Midfielder, Mason Mount

Former Chelsea star, Oscar, has compared himself to the club’s midfielder, Mason Mount. Oscar who left Chelsea in January 2017 for Chinese club, Shanghai SIPG, at one point said Mount doesn’t play like him, but at another point, he said he could see a little of himself in the England international. “I like him [Mount],” Oscar told talkSPORT ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Everton on Monday night. “Sometimes he does not play like me but sometimes, I watch him, and I can see a little bit of me there because I also came into Chelsea when I was so young and played good football. “I really like him. He has everything you need to improve. He scores goals, he does some important things, and he knows how to defend and attack. I really like him.” Oscar scored thirty-...
Police Scrap Eagle Crack Squad in Rivers State
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Police Scrap Eagle Crack Squad in Rivers State

A special police team codenamed the Eagle Crack Squad has been scrapped by the Commissioner of Police in Rivers state. Police spokesperson, Nnamdi Omoni who made the announcement said the commissioner of police took the decision following a meeting with his Management Team after the squad were accused of extortion and unprofessional conducts. Omoni who appealed to members of the public to rekindle their trust in the police, said the dissolution was with immediate effect and asked all personnel attached to the unit to report to the headquarters for redeployment. The statement read; “The Commissioner of Police, CP Eboka Friday has dissolved the Eagle Crack Squad. This was done this morning after a meeting with his Management Team. “The dissolution is coming on the heels of C...
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Simeone Pays Tribute to Thomas Tuchel
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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Simeone Pays Tribute to Thomas Tuchel

  Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, has lauded the impact Chelsea head coach, Thomas Tuchel, has had at Stamford Bridge since the German replaced Frank Lampard last month. Simeone said Tuchel, who has won five and drawn two of his last seven games in charge of Chelsea, has already improved the team. Speaking at a pre-match press conference on Monday ahead of Atletico Madrid’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash with Chelsea on Tuesday night in Bucharest, Simeone said, “Tuchel has come to a financially very powerful club where year after year they make huge effort to sign big players. “This year, they invested in talented, young footballers, and as soon as the team did not respond as they wanted it to, when they saw the investment did not pay, they made that ...
Presidency Should be Zoned to the South in 2023 – Governor Ganduje
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Presidency Should be Zoned to the South in 2023 – Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has said that the presidency in 2023 should be zoned to the South. Speaking in an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today which aired on Friday February 12, Ganduje said that though zoning is not enshrined in the constitution, it is however a strategy for winning elections. He said; “The Southern part of the country but there should be a consensus of the members. “Zoning system even though it is not in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is a strategy for winning elections.” When asked if the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has done well for Nigerians since coming into power in 2015, the Kano state Governor said the ruling party under President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership improved on Nigeria’s ...
Mikel Arteta Hints at More Arsenal Transfers Before January Window Closes
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Mikel Arteta Hints at More Arsenal Transfers Before January Window Closes

Arsenal coach,Mikel Arteta, has hinted that the club could complete some transfer deals before the January window closes. Only Mat Ryan and Martin Odegaard have arrived at the Emirates, both on loans from Brighton and Real Madrid respectively. However, Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos have departed on free transfers. William Saliba and Sead Kolasinac will spend the rest of the season on loans at Nice and Schalke respectively. There could be more ins and outs, before the window slams shut in a few days. Shkodran Mustafi is rumoured to be a target for Liverpool and Ainsley Maitland-Niles will possibly go out on loan. Reiss Nelson could also be sent on loan to a team in the Championship. “I spoke with all of the players about their own situation because they are...
Femi Adesina Insists Security Has Improved Despite Sultan’s Claim
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Femi Adesina Insists Security Has Improved Despite Sultan’s Claim

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, says the security in the North has improved despite a claim by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, that the North had been overrun by bandits. Adesina said the Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, would attest to the fact that security had drastically improved. The President’s aide said this on Channels Television’s ‘Sunday Politics’. Adesina had boasted that the Federal Government had been able to tackle insecurity. When confronted with the Sultan’s statement, and if it was not proof that Buhari had failed, Adesina said, “You are using that failure too broadly. You don’t take one, two, three events and then you conclude that it is all failure. “You will get to some other pa...
Nigerians Now Enjoy 18 Hours Electricity Daily – Power Minister
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Nigerians Now Enjoy 18 Hours Electricity Daily – Power Minister

The Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman, has stated that Nigerians across the country now get 18 to 24 hours of electricity daily. Sale Mamman, made this known during an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Tuesday, as he maintained that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration had improved the infrastructure in the power system. The minister said the federal government had upgraded the 330KVA, the highest voltage in the country. He confirmed that 132 substations have been improved and the 40MW Kashimbilla station has been completed. Mamman added that work on Zungeru station in Niger has reached 70 percent. For Mambilla, the minister said the feasibility studies have been concluded and that contractors will soon begin construction. “We have ...
Saka Set to Sign New Arsenal Deal
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Saka Set to Sign New Arsenal Deal

Arsenal youngster, Bukayo Saka, is set to sign an improved contract with the club, The Athletic reports. Saka will be offered a significant pay rise, despite the Gunners agreeing pay cuts with the squad amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Both parties have already settled on a 12.5 per cent cut due to lost revenue. However, Saka will earn much more than his current £5,000-a-week salary, when the new deal is signed. The 18-year-old winger has enjoyed an impressive breakout season at the Emirates this season despite playing at left-back. His current contract was set to expire in June 2021 and he is already attracting interest from Liverpool and other clubs on the continent.
Ghana Records 1,032 New Cases of Coronavirus Days after Lifting Lockdown
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Ghana Records 1,032 New Cases of Coronavirus Days after Lifting Lockdown

After lifting the nationwide lockdown 10 days back – which prompted mass celebrations – Ghana has now recorded 1,032 new cases of coronavirus. Ghana has recorded more than 1,000 additional cases of COVID-19 since the country lifted its lockdown. Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo lifted a three-week lockdown on the basis of “improved coronavirus testing”, on the 19th of April 2020, with the nation recording 1,042 cases, and 99 recoveries at that time. However, figures from the Ghana’s ministry of health yesterday showed that the country currently has 2,074 confirmed cases of COVID-19, out of which 212 recoveries and 17 deaths have been recorded, showing an increase in number of confirmed cases since the restrictions were eased. Ghana is the first country in the West African re...
Governor Zulum Gifts the Only Teacher he met in a Public School During an Unscheduled Visit N100k and Promotes her
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Governor Zulum Gifts the Only Teacher he met in a Public School During an Unscheduled Visit N100k and Promotes her

Governor Babagana Zulum who paid an unscheduled visit to Shehu Sanda Kyarimi 2 Primary School around 6:30am on Friday February 7 to see how the school’s infrastructure can be improved, gifted the only teacher he met on duty N100k and also promoted her. The level 12 teacher identified as Obiageli Mazi, was promoted to the rank of assistant headmistress by the Borno State Governor as confirmed in a statement released by Shettima Kullima, executive chairman of the State Universal Education Board (SUBEB). Governor Zulum was reportedly impressed with the commitment of the Abia born teacher who has been teaching for 31 years. The Governor said; “Yesterday, as early as 6:30 in the morning, I paid an unscheduled visit to Shehu Sanda Kyarimi 2 Primary School to see how we can improve th...
INEC Is The Most Improved Public Service In Nigeria – Prof. Yakubu
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INEC Is The Most Improved Public Service In Nigeria – Prof. Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) appears not bothered by scathing indictment trailing its conduct of the last general elections. Chairman of the nation’s electoral umpire, Professor Mahmood Yakubu on Wednesday described the Commission under his leadership as the most improved public agency in Nigeria. He gave the self-appraisal at the review of the 2019 election conduct with the second batch of about 387 Election Officers (EOs) from the Southern states of the country. He declared that INEC has improved tremendously in its performance with each successive elections conducted in the country since 1999. He said: “If you look at what happened to our elections since 1999, you will know that INEC is the most improve public service in Nigeria. We have offices at the gra...
6 Reasons why you Should Upgrade from Spark 2 to Spark 3
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6 Reasons why you Should Upgrade from Spark 2 to Spark 3

TECNO has a way of thrilling us every now and then by releasing new and improved smartphones.  With their various smartphone series such as: CAMON, SPARK, POUVOIR, to name a few, TECNO has carved a niche for itself as one of the biggest smartphone brands of today. Which should come as no surprise, I mean, almost everyone uses a TECNO, right? Being as obsessed with my SPARK 2 device as I was, making the decision to upgrade to the new SPARK 3 device was not an easy one. Honestly, I had my reservations about switching from SPARK 2 to SPARK 3. One of them being that I had doubts that the new SPARK 3 would be able to live up to the high expectations I was already used to with the SPARK 2. Well, what do you know? I took that leap of faith and all my ...
Ibafo Women Threatens To Bare Their Breast To IBEDC To Improved Power Supply
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Ibafo Women Threatens To Bare Their Breast To IBEDC To Improved Power Supply

Residents of Ibafo community in Ogun State are suddenly witnessing improved power supply in the area after their women threatened to bare their breast to the management of Ibadan Distribution Company in protest for the Disco's erratic power supply in the community, more painfully, the exorbitant "crazy" bill the Disco imposes on electricity users in area after it came out from many years of darkness. Ibafo community, it was learnt practically lived about three years without electricity, as infrastructure broke down while a contractor that handled a major project in the area also delayed the job. However, on completion of the project, the IBEDC management in the area was said to have made a rotational arrangement of one night on, one afternoon off – and vice versa – with the peopl...
NCC Urges Telcommuniction Service Providers To Be Fair On Calls, Data Charges
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NCC Urges Telcommuniction Service Providers To Be Fair On Calls, Data Charges

Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has charged telecommunication service providers to adhere to certain key performance indicators it has set for improved service delivery. The zonal controller in Enugu State, Emilia Nwokoro, stated this at the third episode of this year’s Consumer Conversation Forum (CCF) in Anambra State. According to her, NCC has set more parameters in dealing with service issues, particularly with respect to call drop rates, call completion rates, data services, charges and other poor network quality-related issues. Nwokoro pointed out that last May, NCC directed service providers to desist from forceful/automatic renewal of data services and activation/subscription to data and value-added services without prior consent of subscribers in form of a clear...

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