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Brazilian Footballer Arrested after kicking referee in head during a match
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Brazilian Footballer Arrested after kicking referee in head during a match

A footballer has been arrested for kicking a referee on the head and appearing to render him unconscious during a match in Brazil. William Ribeiro, who plays for state-league club Sao Paulo RS, committed the attack while playing against Guarani on Monday, October 4. His team had just fallen a goal behind in the game when he violently kicked official Rodrigo Crivellaro, who was quickly rushed to hospital after being knocked out unconscious. It remains unclear why Ribeiro lost his cool on the night, with both sets of players forced to restrain him as he kicked a helpless Crivellaro. An ambulance quickly drove onto the field and took the referee to hospital in Venancio Aires, near Porto Alegre in southern Brazil. Reports emerged later that evening confirming he was ...
Werner warned he’ll be moved on after Tuchel’s Comments
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Werner warned he’ll be moved on after Tuchel’s Comments

Former Chelsea striker, Tony Cascarino has warned Timo Werner that he will be ‘moved on’ by the club unless he improves speedily following manager Thomas Tuchel’s comments on him. Tuchel was pleased Werner scored in Chelsea’s Premier League 3-1 win over Southampton on Saturday but later said there was room for improvement in his game. But Cascarino believes Tuchel’s comments were ‘telling’ and has warned Werner that Chelsea will sell him unless he improves his finishing. Werner, 25, has endured a mixed spell at Chelsea since joining the Blues from RB Leipzig for £47.5m. “Thomas Tuchel’s comment that there were “a lot of things to improve” for Timo Werner after his goal against Southampton was telling,” Cascarino told The Times. “Chelsea fans have been loyal t...
Gabriel Magalhaes Ready to Achieve Great Things under Mikel Arteta
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Gabriel Magalhaes Ready to Achieve Great Things under Mikel Arteta

Four days on from Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Tottenham at a delirious Emirates Stadium, Gabriel Magalhaes is still riding high. "There is nothing better in football than winning a derby," he tells Sky Sports, a white-toothed smile stretched across his face. Especially not when you win it like that. There had been a sense, albeit a cautious one, of something building. Narrow wins over Norwich and Burnley had changed the mood. But Sunday's demolition of Spurs was something else. "We were very pleased to give that happiness to the fans," adds Gabriel. The 23-year-old was absent during the chaotic start to the season which left Arsenal bottom of the table with no points and not even a goal from their first three games. But his return from a knee injury has been a significant factor in...
Presidency discloses real reasons Buhari sacked two Ministers
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Presidency discloses real reasons Buhari sacked two Ministers

The presidency has disclosed why President Muhammadu Buhari relieved two Ministers of their duties. Buhari had on Wednesday relieved Saleh Mamman, Minister of power, and Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Developments of their duties. However, Adesina said both Ministers were not sacked due to poor performance. Speaking on Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily, Adesina said the ministers’ removal was to reinvigorate the Buhari administration. He explained that their removal was to consolidate on “legacy performance”. According to Adesina: “Matter of fact is that the president said he had reviewed the performance of the cabinet and needed to reinvigorate for the last run. He said he wanted to consolidate on legacy performance and projects. “He needed some ...
Kanye West hints at Cheating on Kim Kardashian after birth of their First two Kids
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Kanye West hints at Cheating on Kim Kardashian after birth of their First two Kids

Kanye West has sparked speculation he cheated on his estranged wife Kim Kardashian after the birth of their first two children. Kanye's album, Donda, was released on Sunday, August 29, and the track, Hurricane, has got people talking because of its lyrics which allude to him confessing his infidelity. Kanye rapped: "Here I go actin' too rich / Here I go with a new chick / And I know what the truth is / Still playin' after two kids / It's a lot to digest when your life always movin''. One source told PageSix: "The song is in a way his testimony of everything he did wrong and taking accountability for their marriage breakdown." PageSix quoted another source as saying: "If you look closer to the lyrics he is referring to his infidelity during his marr...
Tolani Tayo-Osikoya, Diary of a Kitchen Lover, Shares Inspiring Success Story
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Tolani Tayo-Osikoya, Diary of a Kitchen Lover, Shares Inspiring Success Story

Tolani Tayo Osikoya Owner and Creative Director, Diary of a Kitchen Lover recently began what appeared to be an animated diary series, which was the curation of her experiences while building the established Diary of a Kitchen Lover (DOAKL) brand, recognized by many today. Tolani had previously announced to her fans and followers via her Instagram platform of her intentions of starting a “Fresh New Chapter”. In what looked like a ‘Goodbye’ speech, the successful Food Blogger thanked everyone for the love and support thus far in establishing the Diary of a Kitchen Lover brand, according to her “the brand has grown tremendously over the years and now it is time for a New Chapter…” She also promised to share her success story before the unveil of this New Chapter. See post below: ...
We’ve Spent N502.3bn on COVID19 intervention – Finance Minister
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We’ve Spent N502.3bn on COVID19 intervention – Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has revealed that the Federal government has so far spent N502.3 billion to stabilize the economy after being hit by the rampaging COVID-19 pandemic. The Sun reports that Ahmed made the disclosure while speaking at the national dialogue on COVID-19 economic impact and assessment of national and states’ recovery plans and policy options in Abuja on Tuesday, August 10. According to the Minister, Nigeria was deeply affected by the pandemic because it was recovering from recession before COVID-19 led to an all-time fall of crude oil prices being the economic pillar of the country. According to Ahmed, the key interventions the N502 billion was used for include: the establishment of an N500 billion COVID-19 crisis in...
Amusan Misses Out on Women’s 100m Hurdles Medal
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Amusan Misses Out on Women’s 100m Hurdles Medal

It was another miss for Team Nigeria on Monday at the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo as medal hope Tobiloba Amusan failed to deliver. Amusan, running from Lane 6 in the women’s 100 metres hurdles final at the Olympic Stadium finished fourth after a time of 12.60 seconds. It was 0.05 of a second behind Megan Tapper of Jamaica who clocked 12.55 to sneak in on the bronze medal from Lane 9 just with a dip of her head. The 24-year-old Nigerian’s performance was indeed an improvement, having ran 12.72 in round one and 12.62 in the semi-finals, But she was up against qualitative opposition. Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn who holds the Olympic record of 12.26, set in the semi-finals on Sunday, won the event’s gold medal with a time of 12.37. World record-holder Kendra Ha...
CBN to launch digital Currency on Independence Day
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CBN to launch digital Currency on Independence Day

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced that it will be announcing its own digital currency on October 1, 2021. Nairametrics reported that the CBN alongside stakeholders picked Independence Day as its launch date. According to the publication, CBN's IT Director, Rakiya Mohammed at the conclusion of the 306th Banker’s Committee meeting, disclosed that the apex bank has been conducting research in regards to digital currencies since 2017 and may conduct a proof of concept before the end of this year. The project name is tagged Project GIANT and it will use the Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain. Nigeria’s central bank further revealed that the importance of eNaira includes Macro management and growth, cross border trade facilitation, financial inclusion, monetary policy effec...
Nigerian EPL Stars Worth N56.5bn
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Nigerian EPL Stars Worth N56.5bn

A total of eight Nigerian players with a current value of €116,700,000 (N56,528,792,053) will file out for three clubs, Everton, Leicester City and Watford in the 2021/22 English Premier League campaign. The latest financial value of the players were posted on respected independent football statistics website transfermarkt.com. Some of the players, who arrived at their EPL clubs at higher value, have seen their stock slide, while others have seen their value increase due to consistent improvement in their play. Watford boasts the highest number of Nigerian players this season – William Troost-Ekong, Emmanuel Dennis, Oghenekaro Etebo, Tom Dele-Bashiru, and Isaac Success Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi are with FA Cup champions Leicester City, while Alex Iwobi will file out in the ...
Governor Wike Lifts Night Curfew in Rivers State
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Governor Wike Lifts Night Curfew in Rivers State

The Governor made the announcement during a state-wide broadcast on Tuesday, July 6, saying lifting of the curfew will take effect from Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Wike said the decision to lift the night curfew followed a “measurable improvement in the security situation of the state since the curfew was imposed on April 28.” He explained that “As we have severally stated, the curfew was not going to last a day beyond necessary. Consequently, as a sequel to the measurable improvements in the security situation in the State as well as in our neighbouring States, we have decided to lift the existing curfew on the entire State from tomorrow 7th July 2021. “On our part, we will not fail to deploy every resource at our disposal to ensure the safety of lives and property while advancin...
Salihamidzic rules out more big-money buys for Bayern Munich but market will be explored
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Salihamidzic rules out more big-money buys for Bayern Munich but market will be explored

The German giants have wrapped up deals for Dayot Upamecano and Omar Richards, but are not expecting much movement this summer Bayern Munich's sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic, says that while the Bundesliga champions will continue to "keep a close eye on the transfer market", more big-money deals are unlikely this summer. The German giants have already added Dayot Upamecano and Omar Richards to their defensive ranks, but have also bid farewell to the likes of David Alaba and Javi Martinez. More targets are being mooted at the Allianz Arena, with continuous improvement sought by an ambitious outfit, but the funds are not there to make a big splash on the recruitment front.
Belgium vs Italy: Martinez gives fresh update on Hazard, De Bruyne
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Belgium vs Italy: Martinez gives fresh update on Hazard, De Bruyne

  Belgium coach, Roberto Martinez, has provided the latest injury update on Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne ahead of his side’s Euro 2020 last-eight tie against Italy on Friday. Hazard and De Bruyne sustained injuries during Belgium’s 1-0 victory over Portugal in the Euro 2020 round of 16 encounter last Sunday. Providing an update on Hazard and De Bruyne, Martinez said at his pre-match press conference, “They [Hazard and De Bruyne] couldn’t train with the group yet. “But it has been another 24 hours and it has been positive. “Every day that goes by, we see an improvement. We know we’re fighting against time. We’ll take until the last minute (to decide on their involvement). “We are in tournament mode and by being with the team here, we are trying to get them fit ...
Why Memphis Depay Failed at Man United – Rio Ferdinand
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Why Memphis Depay Failed at Man United – Rio Ferdinand

  Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has said that Netherlands forward, Memphis Depay, failed to make an impact during his time at the Red Devils because of ‘numerous’ factors, including ‘timing’ and a lack of maturity. Depay arrived at Old Trafford in the summer of 2015 on the back of a sensational season with PSV and hopes were high of him to restore pride to a stagnant Man United side. But the 27-year-old, who cost Man United £25 million, struggled for consistency under Louis van Gaal. Also, Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Man United failed to make a difference for Depay’s career at the club and in January 2017, the player was sold to Lyon. Depay, who scored a goal for Netherlands in their 2-0 win over Austria at the Euro 2020 on Thursday, has shown significant ...
De Jong admits he was an ‘ordinary player’ in debut season at Barcelona as he aims to reach new heights in 2021-22
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De Jong admits he was an ‘ordinary player’ in debut season at Barcelona as he aims to reach new heights in 2021-22

The Dutchman felt he was more influential at Camp Nou last term, but still sees plenty of room for improvement in his game Frenkie de Jong has admitted that he was an "ordinary player" in his debut season at Barcelona while outlining his ambition to reach new heights in 2021-22. Barca paid €75 million (£65m/$91m) to bring De Jong to Camp Nou from Ajax in the summer of 2019, bringing to an end his impressive three-year spell at Johan Cruyff ArenA. However, the Dutchman was unable to live up to expectations in his first season with the Blaugrana as they failed to win a trophy for the first time in 12 years.
‘Cristiano has had bad games’ – Man Utd star Fernandes reveals how Ronaldo inspired him
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‘Cristiano has had bad games’ – Man Utd star Fernandes reveals how Ronaldo inspired him

The Portuguese playmaker has become a talismanic presence at Old Trafford, as he follows in the footsteps of an iconic countryman Bruno Fernandes admits to taking inspiration from all areas of Cristiano Ronaldo's game, with the Manchester United midfielder following in illustrious footsteps at Old Trafford. A fellow countryman started out on his path to superstardom with Premier League heavyweights, with the first of five Ballons d'Or and as many Champions League crowns secured while in England. Ronaldo has gone on to cement a standing as an all-time great, with Fernandes taking important lessons from the 36-year-old when it comes to seeking continuous improvement and shrugging off any setbacks.
Solskjaer hopeful Man Utd improvements will convince Pogba and Cavani to stay
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Solskjaer hopeful Man Utd improvements will convince Pogba and Cavani to stay

The duo have seen plenty of speculation over their future, but their manager is keen for the form pair to stay at Old Trafford Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes that Manchester United's improvement this season will convince Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani to remain at the club beyond the end of the campaign. The pair have been integral parts of a Red Devils side that has challenged near the top end of the Premier League this season, and sits 90 minutes away from a Europa League final. Pogba has been a magnet for speculation surrounding his future ever since his return to the club from Juventus, while Cavani has been linked with the exit door this summer too - but Solskjaer remains keen for both to remain on the Old Trafford books.
Guardiola Hailed as Greatest Manager ever after Winning Carabao Cup for 4th Year
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Guardiola Hailed as Greatest Manager ever after Winning Carabao Cup for 4th Year

Former Liverpool midfielder, Jamie Redknapp, has labelled Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, as the greatest manager ever. Redknapp hailed Guardiola as a “genius” after a 1-0 win over Tottenham in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final. Aymeric Laporte headed in the winning ball in the 82nd minute. The victory saw Guardiola lift the trophy for the fourth year in a row. “But they are a joy to watch, if you enjoy watching football then you love watching Manchester city play. The way they move it, the triangles, it is a joy to watch. Pep Guardiola, I think he is a genius, the players will run through brick walls for him. The football they play in midfield, from the back, its a joy and they were far superior. “Is he the greatest ever? I personally think with the style of football h...
78% of Nigerian Power Consumers Get Less Than 12-hour daily Supply — World Bank
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78% of Nigerian Power Consumers Get Less Than 12-hour daily Supply — World Bank

Global financial body, The World Bank has revealed that 74 per cent of power users in Nigeria are have less than 12 hour  supply of electricity daily. The bank disclosed this in its Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP) Opinion Research Fact Sheet obtained in Abuja, stating that the findings were done after a thorough survey conducted by the financial institution. Providing highlights from its findings and analysis of the PSRP, the World bank said 93 per cent of consumers paid their electricity bills regularly whenever their units were exhausted. It said, “Seventy-six per cent (power users are) willing to pay more for electricity if supply improves. Sixty-seven per cent agree that electricity theft is a big issue and affects quality of supply. “Fifty-eight per cent do not ...
Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his ripped abs as he poses topless days after being slammed for his ‘attitude’
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Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his ripped abs as he poses topless days after being slammed for his ‘attitude’

Aged 36,  Cristiano Ronaldo is not letting go of his ripped physique and has shown it off to his 276 million Instagram followers. Posting his latest selfie on Instagram, Ronaldo relaxed topless in a sauna, while his eyes were closed and his abdominal muscles on show for all to see. Ronaldo  wrote "Kaizen" on the photo - which means 'improvement' in Japanese. The photo comes after Ronaldo was slammed by former Italy star Luca Toni for throwing his jersey away at the end of the game with Genoa on Sunday. Juve won the game 3-1 but Ronaldo failed to score. He took off his top and angrily threw it aside and he then reportedly punched a wall on the dressing room. Ex-Italy frontman Toni slammed Ronaldo's attitude. He told Tuttosport: "He is a very important player for...
Update: DMX’s brain function is reportedly unchanged with his family facing difficult decision regarding whether to keep him on life support or not
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Update: DMX’s brain function is reportedly unchanged with his family facing difficult decision regarding whether to keep him on life support or not

Hip Hop icon, DMX’s brain function has reportedly remained unchanged nearly a week after an alleged drug overdose triggered a heart attack. The 50-year-old, who is still on life support at the White Plains Hospital in New York underwent critical brain function tests on Wednesday, April 7. According to TMZ, the battery of tests performed on the rapper showed no improvement in brain activity since he was rushed to the hospital after suffering a drug overdose late Friday night, April 2. He also tested positive for coronavirus while in the hospital fighting for his life. The publication also said the test results were “not good” and that his family has a tough decision to make regarding whether or not to keep X on life support. Steve Rifkind, X’s longtime friend and manager ...
It Takes One to Know One – Putin Reacts to Biden Calling him a Killer
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It Takes One to Know One – Putin Reacts to Biden Calling him a Killer

Russia's President, Vladmir Putin has reacted to US President Joe Biden calling him a killer and saying that he would “pay a price” for 2020 US election interference. When asked about Biden’s comments during a video call on Thursday March 18,  that was aired on Russian state TV, Putin said he wished his counterpart in Washington good health and was saying that "without irony", but charged that the comments reflected America's own troubled past. The Russian leader who praised the American people, said the legacy of slavery and the country's treatment of Native Americans weighed heavily on its dealings abroad. He added that for Biden to call him a killer, it takes one to know one. Putin said; "In the history of every people, every state, there are a lot of hard, dramatic and bl...
The Arsenal Project is Going to ‘Bang’ – Arteta
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The Arsenal Project is Going to ‘Bang’ – Arteta

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has expressed his optimism that his project at the club will ‘bang’ once football returns to normal after the pandemic. The Gunners have endured a disappointing campaign so far during Arteta’s first full campaign in charge and travel for Thursday night’s Europa League tie with Olympiacos knowing that winning that competition is their best route back into Europe next season. The 1-1 draw with Burnley on Sunday, leaves Arsenal 10th in the Premier League with 11 games left. Arteta remains adamant that there has been improvement and says the difficulties his team have faced throughout the pandemic, will actually work to Arsenal’s advantage in the long-term. When asked what the past year has been like, Arteta said: “We have created a real...
Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer hints at removing De Gea as number one goalkeeper
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Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer hints at removing De Gea as number one goalkeeper

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted that Dean Henderson is putting pressure on first-choice goalkeeper, David de Gea. Henderson, according to Solskjaer, has been improving since he returned to Old Trafford from Sheffield United. Henderson spent two years at Bramall Lane and has made 10 appearances this season, unable to dislodge De Gea as No.1. De Gea was at fault for Everton’s first goal during the 3-3 draw on Saturday and was also criticized for the late equalizer. Ahead of Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth round tie with West Ham, Solskjaer has said the gap between his two goalkeepers is getting smaller. “For me, [Henderson] has developed his game. “I know he’s not played as many games as he would’ve done last season — you see every game when he play...
Lagos State Government Directs Public and Private Schools to Reopen January 18
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Lagos State Government Directs Public and Private Schools to Reopen January 18

The Lagos State Government has announced January 18, 2021, as the approved date for resumption of academic activities in private and public schools in the state for the second term of 2020/21 academic session. The state's Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, announced this in a statement released today January 4. In the statement which was signed by the Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, Adefisayo asked schools to make virtual learning available for sick or willing students. She said this was in line with the Federal Government’s directive coupled with the second wave of the COVID19 Pandemic.“ All public and private schools below the tertiary level in Lagos State should be reopened for the second term 2020/21 academic session from Monday, 1...
There Is No Element Of Improvement In The Super Eagles – Jonathan Akpoborie
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There Is No Element Of Improvement In The Super Eagles – Jonathan Akpoborie

    Reactions has trailed the Super Eagles international friendlies against the Desert Foxes of Algeria and the Tunisian National Team known as the Eagles of Carthage.   The Super Eagles of Nigeria lost to the Desert Foxes of Algeria in the first of the two international friendlies, which took place on Friday at the Worthersee Stadion in Klagenfurt, Austria.   The encounter, which is the 22nd meeting between the two side was separated by Borussia Monchenglabach  defender , Ramy Bensebaini’s lone strike in the opening 10 minutes .   Five days later, with the hope of redeeming the defeat, Gehnort Rohr’s men failed to come to life against the Eagles of Carthage as they finished the encounter in a one all draw.   Leicester City Forwar...
Arteta Reveals What he Discovered at Arsenal after Replacing Unai Emery
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Arteta Reveals What he Discovered at Arsenal after Replacing Unai Emery

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said the energy was not right when he replaced Unai Emery at the club. Emery was fired following a seven-game winless streak. Arteta took over after Freddie Ljunberg was put in charge temporarily. His arrival from Manchester City has since brought an improvement in results at the Emirates. Speaking to Ian Wright, Arteta said: “Coming into the club in that moment wasn’t easy but you mention a key word which is ‘energy’ and I felt that the energy around the training ground and the stadium wasn’t right for this magnificent club. “I was here and was lucky to play here so everyone first of all has to feel in that way. “There was a lot of disconnection in many areas and I wanted to bring everyo...
‘Liverpool don’t need much, just a better Origi’ – Carragher not expecting big spend from Klopp
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‘Liverpool don’t need much, just a better Origi’ – Carragher not expecting big spend from Klopp

The Reds legend admits there is little room for improvement in a star-studded squad, with another forward likely to top a short shopping list Liverpool are unlikely to spend big in the next transfer window, admits Jamie Carragher, with “a better Divock Origi” likely to be the only entry on Jurgen Klopp’s wish list. The Reds have found considerable value in their recent forays into a difficult market. Mohamed Salah, Alisson, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane have all become star turns at Anfield, while the hope is that January arrival Takumi Minamino will soon justify the faith shown in him.
Remdesivir Shows Success in Large COVID-19 Trial
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Remdesivir Shows Success in Large COVID-19 Trial

The drug remdesivir significantly reduces the time it takes for COVID-19 patients to recover, as compared with a placebo treatment, according to a large, international study. Speaking during an interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said, “the data shows that remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant, positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery”. He said that although a 31% improvement doesn’t seem like a knockout 100%, it is a very important proof of concept. “What it has proven is that a drug can block this virus”, Fauci said. The NIAID-sponsored trial began on Feb. 21 and included “about 1,090 plus” participants from various sites around the world, including the U.S., Germany, Denmark, Spain, Gre...
Tahith Chong: I couldn’t turn down Man Utd
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Tahith Chong: I couldn’t turn down Man Utd

Manchester United winger Tahith Chong has spoken of originally joining from Feyenoord. Chong penned a new contract with United last month. He told the Official Manchester United Podcast, “When United come, United is one of the biggest club's in the world so it's almost impossible to say no to. So, I think when United came, it was no to everyone else and just discussing 'am I just going to stay in Holland or is it United'. I think the other options weren't even there." Chong also revealed the spirit within the squad's younger players. “Yeah, I would say I still have a lot of improvement, a lot of things I want to improve as a player. But like I said, the manager is showing trust in youth players. Not only me, but I feel like if I'm not on the bench and I see Angel [Gomes] or Mas...
Arsene Wenger Poaches Arsenal Staff to FIFA
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Arsene Wenger Poaches Arsenal Staff to FIFA

Arsene Wenger has raided his former club, to poach Jason Rosenfeld for a new role at FIFA, The Athletic reports. Rosenfeld has been in charge of the Gunners’ data and analytics for almost a decade. Wenger left the Emirates in 2018 and has since taken up a role as Head of Global Football Development with FIFA. The Frenchman has identified analytics as an area that needs improvement in the global game and has brought in Rosenfeld to assist him. The two men had a good working relationship, with Rosenfeld having overseen StatDNA, an analytics company Arsenal bought in 2012. StatDNA was bought for £2million and moved in-house, with the club rebranding it to Arsenal Data Analytics.
Van Dijk Reveals who to Blame as Watford Beat Liverpool 3-0 to End Unbeaten Run
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Van Dijk Reveals who to Blame as Watford Beat Liverpool 3-0 to End Unbeaten Run

Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk has slammed his side’s performance after their 3-0 loss to Watford in the Premier League on Saturday. The surprise loss ended the Reds 44-game unbeaten run in the league. Watford also became the first team to beat Liverpool in the league this season. It was goals from Ismaila Sarr (2) and Hornets captain Troy Deeney (1) that nailed the EPL leaders. Reds captain, Van Dijk told post match press briefing, “Credit to Watford, they deserved it. “The chances they created, they stuck to their plan and scored three goals. “We didn’t create too many big opportunities, but we shouldn’t take the credit away from Watford. “We have to look at ourselves and improve again. “It’s a tough one to take but that is football. Today should have bee...
Andre Gomes Thanks Football Lovers on Return From Horror Injury
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Andre Gomes Thanks Football Lovers on Return From Horror Injury

Andre Gomes was quick to thank both Everton fans and the wider football community after returning to first-team action for the first time since his horrific ankle injury. The Spaniard suffered a fractured dislocation to his right ankle against Tottenham in early November but returned to Premier League football just 112 days later in Everton's 3-2 defeat to Arsenal. Although he could not help his side find an equaliser, Gomes was thrilled to get back on the pitch as Carlo Ancelotti admitted that he "could start the next game". "I need to thank everybody," Gomes told Sky Sports. "The team were great, Evertonians, general football supporters and just everyone has been wonderful with me. Professional players, ex-pros have been wonderful. I need to thank them! "It gave me conf...
Saka Equals Fabregas’ 13-year Arsenal Record After Assist Against Everton
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Saka Equals Fabregas’ 13-year Arsenal Record After Assist Against Everton

Bukayo Saka’s assist during Arsenal’s 3-2 victory over Everton saw the teenager equal a club record held by former player Cesc Fabregas that has stood for 13-years. Coming on as a first half substitute for the injured Sead Kolasinac, Saka took less than 10 minutes to make a mark on the match. The Arsenal academy graduate whipped in a perfect cross, which was diverted into the net by Eddie Nketiah to make it 1-1. With his match changing contribution, Saka equalled a club record which hasn’t been achieved by another player since 2006/07. Fabregas was the last teenager to reach double figures for assists in a single season with Arsenal, and Saka has now achieved the same feat, moving onto 10 in all competitions. Speaking after the game, Mikel Arteta praised Saka’s cross for N...
Arsenal Confirm Five Key Players will Miss Olympiacos Clash
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Arsenal Confirm Five Key Players will Miss Olympiacos Clash

Arsenal has confirmed that the Gunners will be without five key players when they take on Olympiacos in tonight’s UEFA Europa League round of 32 first-leg tie at the Karaiskakis Stadium due to injuries, illness and personal reasons. Mikel Arteta’s men head to the game following a 4-0 victory over Newcastle United in the Premier League in their last encounter. “Calum Chambers (Left knee): ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Arsenal’s clash with Chelsea last December. Successful surgery completed. Rehabilitation process expected to take between six to nine months,” Arsenal wrote on their official website on Wednesday. “Mesut Ozil: will not take part in Olympiacos clash due to personal reasons. “Cedric Soares (Left knee): Progressing well with gym wo...
Explosion Rocks old Ekiti Government Secretariat
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Explosion Rocks old Ekiti Government Secretariat

There was pandemonium today in Ado Ekiti after a deafening explosion in the old secretariat of Ekiti State Government. Though no casualty was recorded, the explosion which occurred around 7.05am at the Explosion Ordinance Disposal Unit situated of the old governor’s office located at Oke Ori-Omi area of Ado Ekiti metropolis (which is now where the Ministry of local government and chieftaincy affairs is located), reduced the EOD building into rubble and shattered windows and ceilings of the government offices compound. The adjoining offices that housed the office of the Nigerian Union of journalists, Correspondents’ chapel, Ekiti chapter was also badly affected. Ekiti State police Commissioner, Mr Asuquo Amba and officers of the anti bomb squad were spotted at the scene of the ...
Rivaldo Tells Barcelona Who to Sign as Luis Suarez’s Replacement
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Rivaldo Tells Barcelona Who to Sign as Luis Suarez’s Replacement

  Former Barcelona star, Rivaldo, has urged the club to make a transfer move for Paris Saint-Germain striker, Edinson Cavani. The Brazilian legend believes Cavani would be a ‘magnificent improvement’ for Barca’s attack following striker, Luis Suarez’s injury. DAILY POST had reported that Suarez is set to be out of action for around four months after undergoing knee surgery. “Cavani would be a magnificent improvement for Barcelona’s attack now that Suarez is out for quite some time,” Rivaldo was quoted by Goal as saying. “After all, Cavani is a top forward who has always got his goals in Europe’s top leagues. In his case it seems he’s really close to leaving PSG and it would be a very good opportunity.” DAILY POST had reported that Cavani has drawn interes...
Nigeria Ranks 146 Out of 180 on the Annual Corruption Index
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Nigeria Ranks 146 Out of 180 on the Annual Corruption Index

Nigeria has been ranked at 146 out of the 180 countries considered on the annual corruption index published by Transparency International. The report released on Thursday shows that Nigeria dropped two places from its previous position to become the 146th most corrupt country out of 180. According to the report released by Transparency International, "the index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, according to experts and business people. "It uses a scale of zero to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score of just 43." Nigeria scored 27 out of 100 points in this year's Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which is way be...
Brendan Rodgers Speaks on Maddison Leaving Leicester City for Man Utd
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Brendan Rodgers Speaks on Maddison Leaving Leicester City for Man Utd

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has insisted James Maddison will not move to Manchester United. Rodgers, speaking to the media on Friday, said the player will not be affected by the interest from the Red Devils. Maddison, 23, has been a revelation at the King Power Stadium, since making a £22.5million switch from Norwich in June 2018. This season he has made his senior England debut and scored six goals and had three assists in the Premier League. “It is difficult every time we have a press conference to come up with various ways to say: ‘no, he is not for sale’. “James is very much a big part of our plan here. Having worked with him for a period of time and seen lots of rumours and gossip around his potential transfer from here, the boy is so ...
Aubameyang Sends Message to Fans Over Arsenal Exit
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Aubameyang Sends Message to Fans Over Arsenal Exit

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has reassured fans over his future, insisting that he is “committed and desperate to bring the club back to the top”. Aubameyang is the Gunners’ top scorer this season, with 13 Premier League goals and 15 in all competitions. However, the 30-year-old whose current deal expires in 2021, has been linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Inter Milan lately. Writing in the matchday programme ahead of the FA Cup tie with Leeds on Monday night, Aubameyang sought to calm the supporters He said: “I really hope that you were proud of us after the United game [a 2-0 win over Man Utd]. “I’m sure you can see what we’re trying to do on the pitch, that you can see improvement in our performances and now it has materialised wi...
Buhari Sends Powerful Warning To Nigerians Living Abroad
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Buhari Sends Powerful Warning To Nigerians Living Abroad

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the few Nigerians abroad indulging in criminal activities do not represent the values of majority of the people of the country. Buhari also warned that his administration will not condone any crime either home or abroad from such Nigerians. He said this in Yokohama during a meeting with leaders of the Nigerian community living in Japan on the sidelines of the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD7. A statement forwarded to DAILY POST by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina quoted the president as saying, “Let me also say that there are few Nigerians in the Diaspora that are giving us a bad name by engaging in criminal activities. These Nigerians are a minority, they do not represent...
AC Milan manager Giampaolo demands attacking improvement after losing start to Serie A campaign
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AC Milan manager Giampaolo demands attacking improvement after losing start to Serie A campaign

Rodrigo Becao scored on his league debut to down the Rossoneri, with their manager disappointed by his side's attacking display Marco Giampaolo demanded an attacking improvement from AC Milan after a 1-0 defeat at Udinese in his first Serie A game in charge of the team. Rodrigo Becao scored on his league debut, with Giampaolo not selecting any of the Rossoneri's new signings in his starting side on Sunday. Giampaolo sent on new faces Ismael Bennacer and Rafael Leao from the bench, but Milan could not break down Igor Tudor's side at the Dacia Arena.
Otamendi relishing Argentina-Brazil Copa America ‘clasico’
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Otamendi relishing Argentina-Brazil Copa America ‘clasico’

The two giants will meet in a major finals for the first time in over a decade, and Otamendi is aware of the significance of the meeting Nicolas Otamendi praised Argentina for struggling through their torrid early form at the Copa America to book a semi-final showdown with bitter rivals Brazil. Lautaro Martinez's instinctive early finish and a 74th-minute tap-in from substitute Giovani Lo Celso secured a 2-0 quarter-final win over Venezuela at the Maracana – the scene of La Albiceleste's World Cup final defeat to Germany five years ago. The best performance Lionel Scaloni's side have managed in the tournament to date secured a meeting with the hosts in Belo Horizonte next Tuesday and Otamendi reflected on their improvements from a shambling start to the group stage. ...
‘England can win the World Cup – but they need to improve’ – White concerned about Lionesses
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‘England can win the World Cup – but they need to improve’ – White concerned about Lionesses

The former Arsenal defender, who won 90 caps for her country, believes Phil Neville's side have the ability to win the tournament - but has concerns England can win the Women’s World Cup, but only if they improve their game management, says Faye White. The former Arsenal defender, who won 90 caps for the Lionesses between 1997 and 2012, has been impressed by Phil Neville’s side in France after they won all three group games to top Group D. But as they prepare to take on Cameroon this evening in the last 16, White is hoping to see improvements in a side that have struggled to control entire games.
Niger govt. appointments lopsided – CAN
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Niger govt. appointments lopsided – CAN

The Niger chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has alleged that appointments so far made by Governor Abubakar Bello were “lopsided”. “Gov Bello has named appointees to occupy four principal offices; none of the appointees is a Christian. We think this is not fair because many of our members campaigned for him,”  Rev. Mathias Echioda, CAN chairman in the state, said on Thursday in Minna. Echioda, in a press conference, said that CAN members offered “overwhelming support” to Bello during the general elections and deserved some recognition. “We see this development as equal to `political robbery’ and we believe justice was not done because Christians also  contributed to enthroning the present administration. “We believe that we should also be part of the decisio...
VAR will help ‘make football better’, says Man City star Bernardo Silva
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VAR will help ‘make football better’, says Man City star Bernardo Silva

The Blues' Player of the Year believes that the implementation of video technology will only assist in furthering the quality of the game Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva says that he is in favour of the advent of VAR, adding he believes it will help referees improve the game with stronger decisions. The 24-year-old, who recently capped off a superb 2018-19 campaign with victory in the Nations League with Portugal, did however add that the system still requires improvement. Silva, who was named the Blues’ Player of the Year for his exploits in helping them towards a domestic treble as they retained the Premier League title, has been in the form of his life this season.
RECALP annual summit rolls out speakers for 2019 edition
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RECALP annual summit rolls out speakers for 2019 edition

The city of Lagos is set for another millennial convergence and empowerment as the much-anticipated RECALP 2019 Summit will hold on June 12, 2019 at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Lagos Province 19 auditorium in Ogudu, Lagos. The event, organised by the Young Adults and Youth Affairs of the RCCG Lagos Province 19, is reputed to be the biggest convergence of millenials in Nigeria. The Summit is a platform to equip the new generation leaders and stimulate attendees, mostly young people to align with plausible steps to attain their life goals on issues of relationship, entrepreneurship, career, leadership and politics, as well as empower emerging entrepreneurs. According to the convener, Femi Aminu, this year’s edition is a greater convergence of the millennial who will be nu...
Mewis makes her case as USWNT stutters in victory over South Africa
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Mewis makes her case as USWNT stutters in victory over South Africa

The midfielder scored two goals as the U.S. kicked off its send-off series with a win that could've been much more of a blowout The U.S. defeated South Africa 3-0 in the first game of their three-match send-off series on Sunday, but it was hardly a vintage performance for Jill Ellis’ side. South Africa offered almost nothing in the way of goal threats, but the U.S. failed to capitalize on numerous chances and several of the team’s top attackers were uncharacteristically wasteful. Two late goals did add some gloss to the scoreline, but it could have been much more. Ellis isn’t going to fret too much about Sunday’s game, but she will want to see improvement with just two games remaining before the World Cup kicks off next month.
Nigeria Has Enough Doctors – Ngige Says he was Misquoted
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Nigeria Has Enough Doctors – Ngige Says he was Misquoted

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has denied saying doctors are free to leave Nigeria, as we have more than enough in the country. The Minister, who claimed to have been misquoted, said what he actually said was that since there was sufficient space for residency training for medical doctors in the country, graduate of medicine who could not find space for such training were free to seek such training in other countries and become professionals in their chosen field. In a statement signed by Nwachukwu Obidiwe, his Special Assistant on Media, Ngige described the controversies that had trailed his comment as unnecessary, calling for a deeper understanding of the issue in question. He said; “I speak from the vantage position of being a medical doctor and memb...
Ashley Cole Warns Chelsea Players After 2-0 Loss to Liverpool
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Ashley Cole Warns Chelsea Players After 2-0 Loss to Liverpool

Former Chelsea star, Ashley Cole has issued warning to players and manager of the team. Cole, while praising the team for their performance in their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool, warned that winning games is the only thing that matters to a club like Chelsea. Maurizio Sarri’s side, who have lacked consistency, showed some encouraging signs at Anfield. However, two goals, each from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, meant that Chelsea didn’t have anything to show for their efforts. But Cole, a former Chelsea defender, noted that this was the Blues’ best collective performance under Sarri, and pointed out that there is still room for improvement. Speaking on Sky Sports, Cole said, “I think it should feel different for them. It’s the best I’ve seen them collectively as a team. “Th...

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