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“The intention was for entertainment purposes” James Brown apologizes for video of him gushing about a male admirer who sent him gifts
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“The intention was for entertainment purposes” James Brown apologizes for video of him gushing about a male admirer who sent him gifts

James Brown has apologized for releasing videos of him being treated to gifts and a romantic date by a male admirer. The crossdresser had gone on Instagram to show off flowers and gifts he claims were sent by a male admirer . He also showed himself being treated to a romantic date by the admirer whom he was later pictured with . His videos generated outrage and people called for him to be apprehended since homosexuality is still outlawed in Nigeria. James has now released a statement apologizing. He said the "whole thing is a publicity stunt just for entertainment purposes". Read his statement below.
Mourinho in Showdown talks with Roma owners after worst start in 43 years
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Mourinho in Showdown talks with Roma owners after worst start in 43 years

Jose Mourinho held showdown talks with Roma owners on Monday, following their 4-3 loss to Juventus last weekend. The hosts were leading 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico, before they conceded three goals in seven minutes. Juve even had Matthijs De Ligt sent off with less than 10 minutes left, but Roma were unable to draw level. The defeat was Mourinho’s ninth in his 21 games in charge thus far. Pressure is beginning to mount on the former Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham boss, who now has eight points less than predecessor Paulo Fonseca had at this stage last season. The Portuguese tactician has now presided over Roma’s worst start to a season in 43 years. However, Roma chiefs have no intention of sacking Mourinho at the moment, according to Football Italia, despite me...
Manchester Utd gives condition to sell Pogba
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Manchester Utd gives condition to sell Pogba

Manchester United has given a condition to sell midfielder, Paul Pogba, in the upcoming January transfer window. The Red Devils will only sell Pogba if he confirms he wants to leave the club in January, ESPN reports. The report added that Man United expects Pogba to remain with the club beyond January and will not consider any offers to sign the former Juventus star in the summer unless the player himself states an intention to leave at the end of his contract. Pogba’s current contract at Manchester United will expire at the end of the season. The Frenchman is free to discuss terms with clubs outside the Premier League in January. Pogba is believed to be still deciding his future at Old Trafford and has not ruled out signing a new deal at Man United. The 28-year-old is ...
Chris Cuomo Prepares to sue CNN for $18m Left of his Salary
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Chris Cuomo Prepares to sue CNN for $18m Left of his Salary

Former CNN star anchor, Chris Cuomo is preparing to sue his former employer for $18 million left on his contract, claiming that the media company's President Jeff Zucker (pictured top left) knew about his involvement in his brother's sex scaandal probe. CNN fired Cuomo, 51, on Saturday, December 4, citing his role in defending his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, against multiple sexual harassment allegations. Cuomo says CNN President Jeff Zucker knew about the cooperation between him and his brother , claims that the network have denied calling it 'patently false.' Cuomo was fired from his position on Saturday after New York Attorney General Letitia James released a trove of documents revealing that he had called his 'sources' about planned news reports regardi...
Update: Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect go missing after they were charged with involuntary manslaughter
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Update: Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect go missing after they were charged with involuntary manslaughter

The parents of Ethan Crumbley, the 15-year-old accused of killing four fellow students at a Michigan high school, have gone missing after a prosecutor announced involuntary manslaughter charges against them. The U.S. Marshals Service released wanted posters for the couple late Friday night, December 3, offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to their capture. The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is considering the parents as fugitives, spokesperson Stephen Huber confirmed to CBS News. Earlier Friday, an attorney for the couple said they left town the day of the shooting and were returning to be arraigned, but the couple missed their Friday afternoon arraignment. Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe told CBS News that he was contacted by the attorney at...
21-year-old photographer arraigned for allegedly killing his pregnant girlfriend by giving her abortion pills in Adamawa
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21-year-old photographer arraigned for allegedly killing his pregnant girlfriend by giving her abortion pills in Adamawa

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Yola, Adamawa State on Monday, November 29, remanded a 21-year-old photographer, Muhammed Zubairu in prison custody over the death of his pregnant girlfriend, Miss Sane Fidelis Muhammed, of Sabon Pegi, Mayo Belwa Local Government Area, was arraigned for criminal conspiracy and causing death by an act done with an intent to cause abortion which contravened sections 60 and 204 of the penal code law. The suspect admitted impregnating Miss Fidelis as well as causing her death while trying to abort the pregnancy. He was said to have conspired with a friend and administered the drugs to the deceased in an effort to carry out a clandestine abortion where they ended up terminating her life. After administrating the drugs with an intention of killin...
Klopp clashes with reporter after calling African Cup of Nations ‘little tournament’
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Klopp clashes with reporter after calling African Cup of Nations ‘little tournament’

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has lashed out at a reporter after he was accused of insulting Africa by referring to the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, as a ‘little tournament’. Before Liverpool’s Champions League match against Porto on Wednesday night, Klopp was asked about the lack of international breaks until March. And in response, Klopp said, “No international break until March, I’ve heard that so often, but in January there’s a little tournament in Africa, I just want to say.” And after Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Porto, a reporter returned to the Liverpool boss, asking him to apologize to the people of Africa for his choice of words. The German said, “It’s all good, I didn’t mean it like that. I don’t know why you understand it like that to be honest. “I didn’t mean it l...
Man Utd in talks with Valverde to replace Solskjaer after Zidane, Pochettino snub
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Man Utd in talks with Valverde to replace Solskjaer after Zidane, Pochettino snub

Manchester United are in talks with former Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, over becoming the club’s interim manager. Valverde left the LaLiga giants last January, after a dismal run of results. However, he had won the league title twice during his three years at the Camp Nou. United are looking for Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s replacement, after the 48-year-old was sacked on Sunday following the 4-1 defeat to Watford. The Red Devils announced their intention to appoint an interim manager for the remainder of the season, before taking stock of the situation in the summer. And the UK Guardian claims Valverde has held talks with John Murtough over a move to Old Trafford and has even gone as far to suggest potential players to add to the squad in the January transfer market. ...
UNILORIN Student Beats Lecturer To Stupor
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UNILORIN Student Beats Lecturer To Stupor

UNILORIN Student has beaten a lecturer to stupor. Gatekeepers News reports that a 400-level student of the Department of Microbiology, Faculty Of Life Sciences, University of Ilorin, UNILORIN, Kwara State, North Central Nigeria has beaten a lecturer to stupor. The student, simply identified as Captain Walz, is a popular student in the school and reportedly didn’t observe the compulsory Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) and sought the lecturer’s help. The lecturer identified as Mrs Zakaria is the student’s project supervisor. A Gatekeepers News source who pleaded anonymity said, “He claimed he usually sees the woman (and some other people, his Level Adviser (LA) inclusive) in (his) dream trying to hunt (sic) him. “He then further proceeded to her office wit...
Mondays sit-at-home remains cancelled, arrest enforcers – IPOB
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Mondays sit-at-home remains cancelled, arrest enforcers – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said its Monday’s sit-at-home order remains cancelled. IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, said anyone found to be enforcing the sit-at-home order across the Southeast is an agent of the Department of State Services, DSS. Powerful urged people of the Southeast to go about their normal businesses, adding that anyone caught enforcing the order would be treated as an enemy of the region. In a statement he issued on Thursday, Powerful said: “We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our prophet and liberator Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to reiterate once again that IPOB has cancelled the Monday sit-at-home order and anybody or group enforcing the relaxed order is neither from IPOB nor from IPOB volunteer gr...
Man shot for urinating near NSCDC office
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Man shot for urinating near NSCDC office

A 32-year-old man identified simply as Nwa-Aba was reportedly shot early yesterday morning, by an official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Cross River State. An NSCDC official reportedly shot at the man while he was urinating opposite the Calabar, Cross River State office of the Corps. Though the shooter is yet to be identified, an eyewitness told The Nation that Nwa-Aba was shot twice in his waist as he relieved himself about 50 metres away from the NSCDC office. The eyewitness said; “He was urinating at a spot when the Civil Defence officer shot him in his waist. He is a labourer at the Petroleum Tanker Driver’s park. He has been rushed to the hospital and we don’t know his condition for now." One Bright Uzo, who also witnessed the incident, cond...
Messi opens up on returning to Camp Nou to help Barcelona
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Messi opens up on returning to Camp Nou to help Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain star, Lionel Messi has opened up on returning to Barcelona. Messi, who left Barcelona in the summer transfer window for PSG, said he was open to the idea of returning to the Catalan club as a technical secretary after hanging up his boots. The 34-year-old expressed his intention to be part of Barcelona’s senior management in the future. “Yes, I always said that I would like to come back to help the club [Barcelona] in whatever way,” Messi told Sport. “I want to be useful and help so that the club is doing well. I would love to be a technical secretary, but I don’t know if it will be at Barcelona. “I would like to return to the club to contribute what I can because I love [Barcelona] and I would love them to keep doing well, to continue growing and to co...
Senate rejects Health Ministry’s proposal to borrow N82 billion to buy mosquito nets
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Senate rejects Health Ministry’s proposal to borrow N82 billion to buy mosquito nets

The Nigerian Senate has condemned a proposal by the Federal Ministry of Health to borrow $200 million (N82,070,388,916.76) under the malaria program to buy mosquito nets in the 2022 budget. A member of the Senate Committee on Health, Gershom Bassey on Tuesday, October 26, opposed the move by the Ministry during the 2022 budget defence of the Federal Ministry of Health. Bassey told the Permanent Secretary, Mahmuda Mamman that the proposal with respect to borrowing $200 million (about N82 billion at the official exchange rate of N410 to a dollar) to purchase mosquito nets was outrageous considering the amount involved. The Committee’s condemnation was in response to the Permanent Secretary’s earlier submission of the intention to borrow the said amount for the purchase of mosquito...
EndSARS Anniversary protest: 34 suspects arrested and arraigned
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EndSARS Anniversary protest: 34 suspects arrested and arraigned

The Lagos state police command says 34 hoodlums who were arrested at the EndSARS anniversary protest in the state on Wednesday, October 20, have been arraigned. A statement by CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, spokesperson of the state police command, says the planned protest in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of ENDSARS was carried out by protesters who moved in a motorcade through the Lekki toll gate at about 0800hrs. They ended the protest at about 10am.  He said at about 1130hrs after the real protesters had left peacefully without any confrontation, "hoodlums took advantage of the gridlock with criminal intention to start attacking innocent law-abiding citizens." Ajisebutu said one Shina Edun 'm', of Man O' War Nigeria attached to the Lekki Concession Company was stabbed in th...
#EndSARS anniversary: Two persons reportedly arrested at Lekki tollgate
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#EndSARS anniversary: Two persons reportedly arrested at Lekki tollgate

The police in Lagos state have reportedly arrested two persons at the Lekki tollgate as Nigerians plan to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the October 20 EndSARS protest that turned bloody. According to BBC, one of those arrested claimed he was a journalist while the other person stormed the tollgate with a placard with the intention to stage a protest. The two persons are currently in police black maria vans. The state police command released a statement on Tuesday warning residents of the state against staging any street protest. According to the statement, only indoor and virtual events will be allowed. See photos of police presence at the tollgate below
19-year-old girl arraigned for sharing nude video of former Bayelsa permanent secretary
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19-year-old girl arraigned for sharing nude video of former Bayelsa permanent secretary

A 19-year-old girl, Miss Charlotte Delhi has been arraigned by the Department of State Services before the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, for allegedly sharing a nude video of a former Permanent Secretary of the Bayelsa State Ministry of Education, Dr Walton Liverpool, on the social media with an intention of extorting N15 million from him. In the one-count charge filed against the defendant by the DSS in suit number FHC/YNG/33C/2021, the girl was accused of engaging in cyberstalking with an intention of blackmail which is contrary to section 24(2)c and punishable under subparagraph (b) of the cybercrime (prohibition, prevention etc) Act, 2015. It read; “That you, charlotte Delhi on the 14th day of September 2021 in Yenagoa within the jurisdiction of this honourable court ...
Millionaire murderer, Robert Durst diagnosed with COVID and placed on a ventilator two days after being convicted of murdering his friend
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Millionaire murderer, Robert Durst diagnosed with COVID and placed on a ventilator two days after being convicted of murdering his friend

New York real estate heir, Robert Durst is in hospital with COVID-19 and on a ventilator just two days after he was sentenced in court to life in prison for murdering one of his best friends in 2000. Durst, 78, who appeared very ill during his sentencing on Thursday, 'looked worse than I've ever seen him,' lawyer Dick DeGuerin told the Los Angeles Times. Dicksaid he was notified that Durst was admitted after testing positive for Covid. He said Durst is on a ventilator but he had no other details about his condition. The Los Angeles Superior Court said in a statement that it had been told someone present for the sentencing hearing for Durst on Thursday had tested positive. “As a result, the court will follow health guidelines for assessing close contacts of the infected indi...
Skunk Anansie singer, Skin set to become first-time mum at 54 with partner Rayne Baron
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Skunk Anansie singer, Skin set to become first-time mum at 54 with partner Rayne Baron

Skunk Anansie star, Skin is preparing to become a first-time mum at the age of 54. The British singer's partner Rayne Baron, who is a writer and events planner and is known professionally as Ladyfag, is expecting the couple's first child. The rock band's lead vocalist, real name Deborah Ann Dyer, shared the joyful news with OK! Magazine, saying: ‘We have two months to go. It’s exciting and I’m trying to get as much done as I can, as once the baby comes I won’t be doing anything else for a while.’ Addressing the fact she’s starting a family later in life, Skin admitted: ‘It’s weird, I didn’t think that at my age and in my life it would happen. It’s very exciting.’ The singer revealed that she had no intention of getting pregnant herself, ‘in [her] own body’, and loves that...
NUPENG to embark on nationwide strike December 11
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NUPENG to embark on nationwide strike December 11

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has said its Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) would begin a nationwide strike on Monday, December 11, over the deplorable state of the nation’s highways and other issues. The South-West Zonal Chairman of NUPENG, Tayo Aboyeji, who disclosed this in an interview with NAN, said the union has lost many lives and properties due to bad roads. Aboyeji said that all tanker drivers from the union would withdraw their services nationwide. “This is not the first time that we will signify our intention to go on strike but we have to call it off because it will generally affect majority of Nigerians but now our hands are tied. We are going on nationwide strike because of the deplorable and shameful state of our highways. When a t...
Update: Brazilian football player, William Ribeiro faces attempted murder charge for attacking a referee on the pitch
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Update: Brazilian football player, William Ribeiro faces attempted murder charge for attacking a referee on the pitch

A Braziliian footballer who knocked a referee to the ground and kicked him in the neck during a match in Brazil, is now facing an attempted murder charge. William Ribeiro was arrested after he deliberately beat Rodrigo Crivellaro 14 minutes into the second half of Monday night's Campeonato Gaúcho Série A2 league game between Ribeiro's São Paulo team and Guarani at Edmundo Felix Stadium in Rio Grande do Sul. The attack took place after Crivellaro had awarded Guarani a free-kick. The official was seen tumbling to the ground as the footballer launched an attack at the helpless ref, before kicking his head. Crivellaro was taken to Hospital São Sebastião Mártir where he spent the night under observation and was released Tuesday morning October 5. Venâncio Aires Civil Police Chie...
Actor, Odunlade Adekola, reacts to rumors he demands for sex from upcoming actresses
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Actor, Odunlade Adekola, reacts to rumors he demands for sex from upcoming actresses

Actor, Odunlade Adekola, has reacted to rumors that he demands sex from upcoming actresses. Recently there were allegations made against him that he insists on having sex with female actors who come to his production house for movie roles. Reacting to the allegation, Odunlade in a video posted on his Instagram page, challenged any actress who he has ever demanded sexual favors from in return for a role in any of his movies to come forward and speak her truth. He challenged his accusers to provide proof of the allegations levelled against him. The actor said he decided to address this because of other actresses who might have the intention of coming into the movie industry. Watch the video he shared below
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Sancho won’t change his game at Man Utd and is excited by ‘crazy’ link up with Rashford

The Brazilian has admitted that he is planning to head back to his homeland in the near future Tottenham winger Lucas Moura has revealed his intention to return to Sao Paulo, admitting "I want to play for the club of my heart again". Moura has been a key player for Spurs since completing a £25 million ($35m) switch from Paris Saint-Germain in January 2018, helping the club compete at the top of the Premier League and reach their first Champions League final. However, the Brazilian only has two years left to run on his current contract and has now admitted that he harbours ambitions to head back to Sao Paulo - where he initially began his career back in 2010.
Wenger responds to Arsenal return question after pointless start from Arteta’s side
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Wenger responds to Arsenal return question after pointless start from Arteta’s side

The Frenchman spent 22 years in charge of the Gunners before walking away in 2018 and has no intention of retracing those steps Arsene Wenger has ruled out any chance of him accepting an SOS call from Arsenal, with the legendary former Gunners boss claiming to be "just a fan" of a club he dedicated 22 years of his life to between 1996 and 2018. Change in the dugout at Emirates Stadium is being mooted on the back of a pointless start to the 2021-22 Premier League campaign from Mikel Arteta's troops. An expensively-assembled squad continues to underperform, with similar issues stretching back to the end of Wenger's tenure, but the hope is that a £145 million ($200m) summer spend will help to deliver a reversal in fortune.      
Mane sets ambitious goal target at Liverpool after being ‘so disappointed’ in 2020-21
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Mane sets ambitious goal target at Liverpool after being ‘so disappointed’ in 2020-21

The Senegalese forward found the target on 16 occasions last season, with his intention being to double that tally this time around Sadio Mane is setting himself the target of hitting 30 goals for Liverpool this season, with the Senegalese forward "so disappointed" with his return of 16 in 2020-21. In what was a testing campaign at Anfield last time out, a 29-year-old posted his lowest tally in the final third since 2017. He was not the only one to see standards slip as injury issues blighted the Reds' efforts, but the intention is to respond by setting a new personal best in 2021-22.
We don’t like how you do business – PSG slam Real Madrid, confirm Mbappe wants to leave
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We don’t like how you do business – PSG slam Real Madrid, confirm Mbappe wants to leave

Paris Saint-Germain has confirmed that their top star, Kylian Mbappe wants to leave the club. The French champions, however, said they have no intention of getting rolled over by Real Madrid, slamming the strategy being employed by the Spanish giants in getting the player. Madrid have offered £137million to sign Mbappe despite just one year left on his deal and PSG believe Madrid are just trying to show the player how much they want him, with their real intention to get him for free next summer. PSG transfer chief, Leonardo, also vowed that the club will not sell the player for less than the £166m they signed him.from Monaco in 2017 and will not lose him for nothing next year. Leonardo slammed Real Madrid for their ‘illegal’ tactics in their bid to sign the 22-y...
Ronaldo asks not to Start for Juventus
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Ronaldo asks not to Start for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo asked not to start for Juventus against Udinese in Serie A on Sunday, according to Sky in Italy. Ronaldo, who began the game on the bench, is out of contract next summer. The 36-year-old Portuguese superstar has been linked with former club Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City. Juventus risk losing him for nothing in 2022 unless they sell him this summer or agree a new deal. We understand Ronaldo is open to leaving Juventus but no club has made an offer for him and he has not officially told the Italian club he wants to leave. Juventus expect him to stay and vice chairman Pavel Nedved has said as much this weekend. Any club wanting to sign Ronaldo would have to buy out his Juventus contract, which would cost €28m. Juventus boss Max...
Former Chelsea star, Diego Costa  ‘Verbally Agrees one-year deal with Atletico Mineiro’ after Leaving Atletico Madrid
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Former Chelsea star, Diego Costa ‘Verbally Agrees one-year deal with Atletico Mineiro’ after Leaving Atletico Madrid

Diego Costa has verbally agreed to a one-year deal worth $3million (£2.16m) with Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro, according to reports. The deal would see the former Spain International return to football for the first time since he abruptly left Atletico Madrid last December. The £2.16m deal is significantly less than he originally wanted but could be boosted by bonuses linked to advancement in domestic and continental competitions, according to Goal. The striker is expected to sign the contract after undergoing a medical in Belo Horizonte in the coming days. Costa ordered Atletico Madrid bosses to tear up his contract in December, citing personal reasons for his sudden exit despite six months remaining at his contract. The 32-year-old had made it clear he had no intention ...
Why PSG may not win Champions League despite Messi’s arrival
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Why PSG may not win Champions League despite Messi’s arrival

For the first time in over 20 years, Lionel Messi will not be wearing a Barcelona shirt. The 34-year-old will be playing for Paris Saint-Germain in the 2021/2022 season. Possibly the greatest player to ever represent Barca, he scored 672 times in 778 games. Messi leaves as both the club’s record appearance maker and top goal scorer. In his final press conference on Sunday, Messi vowed he will “fight to win everything” for his next club. He made clear his intention to win a fifth Champions League title. Well, his ambitions match that of PSG. The Ligue 1 side have come very close to winning the holy grail, losing 1-0 to Bayern Munich in the 2020 final. Last season, they were eliminated by Manchester City over two semi-final legs. Ahead of the 2021/2022 season, the...
Barcelona drag PSG to Court, blocking Messi’s transfer
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Barcelona drag PSG to Court, blocking Messi’s transfer

Barcelona have submitted a complaint to the European Commission, in a bid to stop Paris Saint-Germain from signing Lionel Messi, Marca reports. Their lawyer, Dr. Juan Branco, has filed a case before the Court of Appeal of Paris on behalf of the Catalan club’s membership. Messi has been a free agent since July 1 and PSG will not need to pay a transfer fee to Barcelona. The 34-year-old was prepared to sign a new deal on half of his wages, but the LaLiga giants were unable to renew his contract because of LaLiga’s financial rules. PSG are widely expected to seal a deal for Messi this week on a two-year contract. Branco is, however, using the argument that PSG’s position in terms of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) model is worse than that of Barcelona, and there...
I will Join Barcelona’s Champions League rivals – Messi
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I will Join Barcelona’s Champions League rivals – Messi

Lionel Messi has said he will have no qualms about joining Barcelona’s rivals as he eyes another Champions League title. In his final press conference as a Barca player on Sunday, Messi vowed he will “fight to win everything” for his next club. The 34-year-old admitted that a move to Paris Saint-Germain is “a possibility” and outlined his intention to win a fifth Champions League title, even if it means beating Barcelona. When asked if he would have qualms about joining one of the Blaugrana’s rivals, Messi responded: “People know me, they know I am competitive. “I want to keep winning. In my last years, I want to fight for titles.” Messi then said he would “fight to win everything” wherever he ends up this summer and sent his congratulations to fo...
Mother Dumps Day Newborn Baby Girl At Dump Site In Kwara
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Mother Dumps Day Newborn Baby Girl At Dump Site In Kwara

According to a report by Daily Post, a-day-old baby girl abandoned at a dump site was rescued on Friday in Patigi, Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State. DAILY POST reports that the timely arrival of a Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps operative, saved the the life of the abandoned girl. Spokesman of the Corp’s state command, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, said the incident occurred in Dokoyorigi Compound, Patigi town, Patigi Local Government Area of the state. He said, ” In the early hours of Friday 06/08/2021, one of our officers at the Patigi Divisional Office, on her way to the office, discovered a day-old unidentified baby girl. “The baby was left in a stinking dump site located around Dokoyorigi area of Patigi town,” he added. The spokesman revealed that the baby ...
BREAKING: Barcelona confirm Messi’s exit as contract talks collapse
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BREAKING: Barcelona confirm Messi’s exit as contract talks collapse

  Barcelona have announced that Lionel Messi will leave this summer. The LaLiga giants confirmed the news in a statement on Thursday. “Despite FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi having reached an agreement and the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, this cannot happen because of financial and structural obstacles (Spanish Liga regulations). “As a result of this situation, Messi shall not be staying on at FC Barcelona. Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will ultimately not be fulfilled,” it read in part. More to follow..
Rugby League World Cup Postponed until 2022
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Rugby League World Cup Postponed until 2022

The 2021 Rugby League World Cup due to take place in England later this year has been postponed until 2022, organisers announced on Thursday. “Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) and the UK government have today announced their intention to stage the flagship event in the international rugby league calendar in 2022,” a statement said.
Why I joined PSG –Sergio Ramos
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Why I joined PSG –Sergio Ramos

Spanish veteran Sergio Ramos on Tuesday said he joined Paris Saint-Germain in the twilight of his career with the intention of winning a fifth Champions League. “Why PSG? Because it’s a pleasure to be here. The priority was a big sporting project,” Ramos told reporters in the French capital. “This team has so many stars… This was the best decision, but above all, there is this team’s will to win,” explained the 35-year-old defender who had joined Real Madrid as a teenager from Sevilla and was the mainstay of the club’s backline for 16 seasons. Last week he signed a two-year deal with PSG and the World Cup winner is out to take PSG to a first ever Champions League crown after the near misses of recent years. “In football, you can’t dwell on the past,” said Ramos, alluding to...
The Florida doctor arrested for his role in the assassination of Haiti president had campaigned to replace him in letter to U.S. State Department
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The Florida doctor arrested for his role in the assassination of Haiti president had campaigned to replace him in letter to U.S. State Department

L-R Dr.Christian Emmanuel Sanon, Late president Moise & his wife) It has been revealed that the Florida doctor who was arrested over the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moise campaigned to replace the slain leader with the backing of a key UN figure. Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a Haitian who has lived in the US since the late 70s, has been named as mastermind of Moise's assassination. He is suspected of being 'one of the leaders' behind the shooting and the attempted killing of the president wife Martine last week.      Haitian police say he entered the country last month on a private jet 'with the intention of taking the Haitian Presidency' although they are yet to back their accusations with hard evidence. DailyMail reported that Sanon's ambitions to reform h...
Woman dies after partner choked her during intercourse gone wrong
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Woman dies after partner choked her during intercourse gone wrong

The husband of a woman who died during sex appeared in court today, July 9, to deny murdering her. Sam Pybus admitted choking Sophie Moss with her consent during sex at an address in Middlesbrough, England, on Sunday, February 7, 2021. Sophie Moss, 33, from Darlington, died in hospital after being found unresponsive at an address in Glaisdale Court, Middlesbrough on Sunday, February 7. She was taken to hospital but was sadly pronounced dead. Pybus, 31, was charged with murdering Sophie Moss in Darlington, a charge which he denies, and is set to stand trial at Teesside Crown Court in September. However, Pybus appeared at the Middlesbrough court on Friday, July 9, where he admitted the "unlawful killing" and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Sam Green QC, mitigating, said: "Th...
Tinubu will make a good president – Olubadan
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Tinubu will make a good president – Olubadan

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has endorsed the idea of the All Progressives Congress (APC ) National Leader, Bola Tinubu, vying for the Nigerian Presidency in 2023. The Olubadan expressed his support while receiving members of the Tinubu Vanguard, a support group for Tinubu’s presidency project in Ibadan on Saturday. The Director-General of Tinubu Vanguard, Dr Johnny Benjamin, said this in a statement on Saturday. Olubadan described Tinubu as a good man whose stewardship as president would consolidate on the progressive agenda of the APC and propel Nigeria to the path of economic prosperity and sustainable development. “Tinubu is a good man and I will do everything within my power to support his candidacy for the 2023 presidential poll,” he said. The direct...
I have no plans to join politics – Sanusi
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I have no plans to join politics – Sanusi

Former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has denied any plan to join politics. Sanusi, speaking in Kaduna, said he plans to continue to educate the public on the right candidates/leader to vote for during elections. He also stated that priority should be given to education, especially for children, before the country’s problems could be addressed. Sanusi said; “If we have those we trust who promised they will work for the betterment of the country, then we can come together and help them – this is not politics. I have no intention of joining politics. “If we do not educate our children to become successful, while other people send their children to schools, they will end up working for those ones that attend school and that’s the end.”
I have no Intention to Join Politics – Sanusi
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I have no Intention to Join Politics – Sanusi

Former Emir of Kano  and new caliph of the Tijaniyya sect in Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II has reiterated that he has no intention of joining politics. Speaking on Thursday June 17 in Kaduna, the former monarch said he will continue to educate the public on the right candidates to vote for during elections. He also maintained that priority should be given to education, especially for children before the country’s problems could be addressed. Sanusi said; “If we have those we trust who promised they will work for the betterment of the nation, then we can come together and help them – this is not politics. “If we did not educate our children to become successful, while other people send their children to schools, they will end up working for those ones that attend school and ...
Supporters flood Abuja streets with Bola Tinubu’s posters
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Supporters flood Abuja streets with Bola Tinubu’s posters

Supporters of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, have flooded streets of the Federal Capital Territory, with his campaign posters. Several posters bearing colorful images of the former Lagos State governor were seen pasted in strategic locations within Abuja, on Sunday. Some of the areas include: highbrow Maitama District, Central Business District, as well as areas around the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress. Some of the posters had inscriptions such as “TinubuNe”, “Happy Democracy Day, Tinubu Advocates Group,” “Jagaban Nigeria” among others. Although Tinubu is yet to declare any intention to vie for the 2023 Presidency, several support groups have sprung up to drum up support for him. A group which calls itself ...
Chelsea’s Timo Werner Reveals final decision on Leaving Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea’s Timo Werner Reveals final decision on Leaving Stamford Bridge

  Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has made known his final decision on leaving Stamford Bridge this summer. Werner said he has no intention to quit Chelsea this summer despite his struggles in front of goal in his first season for the Blues. The Germany international disclosed this ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League final against Manchester City on Saturday. He scored only six goals in 35 Premier League games for Thomas Tuchel’s side since joining Chelsea from Red Bull Leipzig last summer for £47.5million. “Of course,” Werner told the Daily Telegraph when asked if he wanted to stay at Chelsea beyond this summer. “In terms of scoring and missing chances, it was the worst season. But in the end, I still have 27 goal contributions. “I think I’m the first in our te...
18-year-old Lady Set to Wed this Weekend in Kaduna Declared Missing
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18-year-old Lady Set to Wed this Weekend in Kaduna Declared Missing

18-year-old Nafisa Yusuf Laila has been declared missing. Nafisa who is set to wed this weekend left her home on Monday, May 24, anf never returned. Her cousin, Mohammed Mustapha, who confirmed this to LIB, said Nafisa left home with the intention to distribute her wedding Asoebi to friends but never made it to their houses, neither did she return home. Mohammed said the matter has since been reported to the police station in the Gaskia area of Zaria, Kaduna state, where Laila stays. Anyone with useful information should please call 08039184518 or contact the nearest police station.
Chelsea Loanee, Fikayo Tomori Breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s Serie A Record to Make History against Juventus 
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Chelsea Loanee, Fikayo Tomori Breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s Serie A Record to Make History against Juventus 

Chelsea loanee, Fikayo Tomori has set a new Serie A record for himself after he scored for AC Milan in their 3 - 0 victory against Juventus at the weekend. The England defender nodded in a third goal as Stefano Pioli's side clinched all three points over Juventus, placing a major dent in their hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League. The on-loan Chelsea defender, 23, jumped a staggering eight feet and seven inches inside the Allianz Stadium to surpass Ronaldo's record, set last season against Sampdoria. Ronaldo achieved the 'greatest leap' crown when he soared up to 8ft 5inches against Sampdoria at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in 2019-20. Tomori's goal against Juventus also saw him become the first Englishman since David Beckham to score for the Rossoneri. A...
Hazard issues apology for laughing with Chelsea players after Real Madrid’s Champions League exit
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Hazard issues apology for laughing with Chelsea players after Real Madrid’s Champions League exit

The Belgian winger says "it wasn't my intention" to offend Blancos supporters with his interaction with his ex-teammates at Stamford Bridge Eden Hazard has issued an apology for laughing with Chelsea players on the pitch following Real Madrid's Champions League exit. Madrid crashed out of Europe's elite competition after losing the second leg of their semi-final tie 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz grabbing the goals for the hosts. Hazard didn't seem particularly bothered by the final result, though, as he was seen joking with Chelsea duo Kurt Zouma and Edouard Mendy as the players left the pitch, with the Spanish press subsequently singling him out for criticism.
Missing IMSU law Student Found Dead in Imo Mortuary
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Missing IMSU law Student Found Dead in Imo Mortuary

An undergraduate of Imo State University (IMSU), who was declared missing, has been found dead 5 days after. Kingsley Chiwueze, a 300-level law student, was declared missing on Monday, April 26, after he could not be reached on the phone and his whereabouts remained unknown. Chuwueze, a native of Oguta Local Government Area of the state, was involved in student union politics and declared his intention to run for the office of Senate President of the National Association of Imo State Students two weeks ago. The President of the Students Union Government of IMSU, Arinze Oguike, who confirmed the development on Sunday, May 2, said the corpse of the law undergraduate was found in the morgue of Umuguma General Hospital, Owerri. He said some students stormed the mortuary and the...
Jay-Z talks about his family and how he’s survived lockdown; Reveals how he will like to be remembered
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Jay-Z talks about his family and how he’s survived lockdown; Reveals how he will like to be remembered

Music mogul, JAY-Z, has revealed how he has been living with his family and staying productive during quarantine. Over the first few months of 2021, Jay-Z has launched his own cannabis brand, sold half of his champagne brand Armand de Brignac to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and sold a majority ownership stake in TIDAL to Square, Inc. In a rare interview with The Sunday Times to promote his partnership with Puma as creative director, Jay-Z, 51, discussed his life in lockdown with Beyoncé and their three children. “In the beginning it was time for everyone to sit down and really connect, and really focus on family and being together, and take this time to learn more about each other,” says JAY-Z. “And then, as it wore on, it’s like, ‘OK, all right, what is the new nor...
Oprah Winfery Says She was Surprised Meghan ‘Went all the Way There’ with Racism claims in Bombshell Royal Interview
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Oprah Winfery Says She was Surprised Meghan ‘Went all the Way There’ with Racism claims in Bombshell Royal Interview

Oprah Winfrey has admitted that she was surprised that Meghan Markle "went all the way there" with allegations of racism against the royal family during her interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Meghan and Prince Harry made a number of revelations during their interview with Oprah, which aired in March. One of the most shocking revelations was Meghan's claim that royal family members had had "conversations with Harry about how dark [their son Archie’s] skin might be when he’s born". A shocked Oprah asked, "What?" during the interview Harry later corroborated his wife’s claim, saying the conversation "shocked" him, but refused to identify who had the conversation with him. Speaking to Nancy O’Dell on talkshoplive, Oprah said: "I’m like, 'What? You’re going there? Yo...
Leno Howler Ends Everton’s Wait for Win at Arsenal
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Leno Howler Ends Everton’s Wait for Win at Arsenal

Everton ended their 25-year wait for a win at Arsenal and moved to within three points of the Premier League's top four after Bernd Leno's calamitous own goal secured a 1-0 victory amid supporter protest at the Emirates Stadium on Friday Night Football. Richarlison's cross flashed through the Arsenal goalkeeper's legs with 14 minutes remaining as a tumultuous week at Arsenal - which began with the club's intention to join a European Super League - ended in a home defeat. The hosts thought they had been awarded a second-half penalty when Dani Ceballos was fouled by Richarlison, but Nicolas Pepe was deemed offside in the build-up upon VAR review. Everton remain in eighth position but move to within a point of sixth-placed Tottenham and are now six points clear of Arsenal in nint...
Super League: Arsenal Owners Take Final Decision on Selling Club
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Super League: Arsenal Owners Take Final Decision on Selling Club

Josh Kroenke has revealed that his father and majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke has no intention of selling Arsenal. This is despite the unprecedented fan-led backlash they have faced in the wake of the club’s attempt to pull away from UEFA and join the European Super League, ESL. Josh was asked during an online question and answer session with a selection of supporters on Thursday evening whether or not KSE felt they were in a position to carry on as owners of the Premier League giants. He said, as quoted by REDactionAFC: “We will rebuild, we believe we are fit to go forward with Arsenal football club. We were put in a difficult situation by sources outside the club. “I want to get back to London, I want to do this. I am aware we never had trust, we need to build a bridge...

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