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“I Can Still Marry you despite your old man’s look” – Jemima Osunde shoots shot at Ric Hassani
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“I Can Still Marry you despite your old man’s look” – Jemima Osunde shoots shot at Ric Hassani

Nollywood actress, Jemima Osunde has openly declared her interest in Nigerian singer Ric Hassani. The singer shared a selfie himself in the United States, while admiring how well the country suites him. He tweeted; “See naw, America fit me die, I swear,” Shooting her shot, Jemima then retweeted Hassani’s tweet on Twitter, as she declared her marry intention to the singer. According to Jemima, she loves the singer even though he snapped his selfie like her father’s age. “Ric, even though you snapped these selfies like my daddy’s age mate, I can still marry you,” Jemima wrote. See Hassani’s respond below. 
Dragging the Governor into our family issues is nothing but cheap blackmail ” – Sister to Umahi’s former aide reacts
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Dragging the Governor into our family issues is nothing but cheap blackmail ” – Sister to Umahi’s former aide reacts

Afikpo North Local Government chairman, Barr. Obiageri Oko Enyi, has reacted to her brother's allegations against her and the Ebonyi State Governor, Umahi. LIB reported that the Special Assistant to Governor Umahi, on School Monitoring, Akpiko North LGA, Ogbonnia Oko Enyim, resigned his appointment on Tuesday March 30. The immediate past chairman of Afikpo North had accused the Governor of showing undue interest in his sister and denying him the right as the first son to organise a befitting burial for his father. In statement issued on Thursday April 1, Barr. Obiageli alleged that her elder brother has been frustrating every plan to bury their late father. According to Obiageri, their father, Omezue Simon Oko Enyim died since the 25th of February, 2020 and must be buried b...
Inter Milan Set Price Tag for Lukaku amid Interest From Chelsea, others
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Inter Milan Set Price Tag for Lukaku amid Interest From Chelsea, others

  Inter Milan has set a price tag for their striker, Romelu Lukaku, amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester City. Lukaku has been strongly linked with a move to rejoin Chelsea this summer transfer window. According to Corriere dello Sport, Inter Milan will only allow Lukaku to leave Antonio Conte’s side if potential suitors can pay the sum of £102 million for the forward. Inter Milan know they need to sell at least one of their top players this summer transfer window to recoup losses of around £115m for the 2020-21 financial year. Lukaku’s current contract with Inter Milan will expire in 2024. The 27-year-old joined Chelsea as an 18-year-old back in 2011 but played just 15 games for the west London club before joining Everton. The Belgium international estab...
Lukaku to Accept Interest From Chelsea, Barcelona, Others on one Condition
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Lukaku to Accept Interest From Chelsea, Barcelona, Others on one Condition

  Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku will only accept interest from Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester City and Real Madrid if the club’s manager, Antonio Conte, departs the Nerazzurri, according to the Daily Mail. Inter Milan have rejected all interest in Lukaku, who is understood to be keen to stay at the San Siro, providing Conte remains in charge of Serie A leaders with the pair sharing a strong relationship. Lukaku has enjoyed the best football of his career under the guidance of Conte and has formed a fine partnership with Lautaro Martinez  for Inter. The former Chelsea and Manchester United star has been impressive since signing for Inter from Manchester United in 2019 in a £73m deal. The Belgium international has become the fastest player in Inter’s history to r...
Florentino Perez Gives one Condition for Ramos to Leave Real Madrid
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Florentino Perez Gives one Condition for Ramos to Leave Real Madrid

  Real Madrid president, Florentino Pérez, is willing to let captain, Sergio Ramos, leave Santiago Bernabeu in the summer transfer window if the club can sign Bayern Munich’s David Alaba as his replacement, according to Marca. Perez is weighing up his options when it comes to Ramos and could be more willing to let the veteran centre-back go if he manages to sign Alaba. Alaba has since confirmed he will leave Bayern on a free transfer this summer, although his reported wage demands of £400,000 a week could be a problem. Real Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona and Liverpool have also been credited with an interest in the Austrian international. Meanwhile, Ramos appears increasingly likely to end his 16-year spell at the club and leave on a free transfer at the end of the seas...
Arteta Expresses Interest in Managing PSG
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Arteta Expresses Interest in Managing PSG

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has expressed an interest in coaching Paris Saint-Germain in future. Arteta sent one year on loan at PSG between 2001 and 2002. During his spell in France, he won the Intertoto Cup before leaving Barcelona for Rangers. His history with the Ligue 1 club has led to links with a possible return. Arteta was in December mentioned as a potential candidate when Thomas Tuchel was sacked, before Mauricio Pochettino was appointed. “I love Paris, I love Paris,” Arteta told BeIN Sports FR. “I have very good memories from over there. It was my first club as a professional. The club is always in my heart. “You never know, but I have a lot of work to do (at Arsenal).”  
British Racing Giant, McLaren, Signs 13-year-old Nigerian-American Ugo Ugochukwu
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British Racing Giant, McLaren, Signs 13-year-old Nigerian-American Ugo Ugochukwu

British motor racing giants, McLaren Racing, has signed Nigerian-American Kart racing young prodigy, Ugo Ugochukwu, on a long-term agreement to support him through racing's junior categories. The Formula 1 team said in a statement that the agreement gives them an option to sign Ugochukwu to a race deal in the future. McLaren Racing chief executive officer Zak Brown said: "We've been watching Ugo's progress with interest. "So when the opportunity to sign an agreement with him became available, we had no hesitation moving on it." McLaren describes the move as a multi-year contract with Ugochuku and could tie him to a further multi-year racing deal. Ugochukwu, whose mother is Nigerian and father American, won the 2020 FIA OK-Junior European championship and has graduate...
“Pete Edochie is right. I will supply my husband with condoms to protect myself” – Nigerian woman says she won’t leave her home over infidelity
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“Pete Edochie is right. I will supply my husband with condoms to protect myself” – Nigerian woman says she won’t leave her home over infidelity

A Nigerian woman, Ola, has said she will never divorce her cheating husband unless he disrespectfully brings another woman into their home.   It will be recalled that veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, had advised Nigerian women against divorcing their husbands over infidelity but to instead place packs of condoms in their bags   According to the actor, when a cheating man sees the condom his wife placed in his bag, he will know she has his interest at heart and will have a rethink whenever he wants to go engage in extramarital affairs.   "If you think your husband leaves the house and says he is going on a tour and he is going to have an affair outside, put a packet of condom in his bag. When he sees it, psychologically, he is going to think this woman...
Real Madrid to Sell Varane to Man Utd on One Condition
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Real Madrid to Sell Varane to Man Utd on One Condition

  Real Madrid is ready to sell defender, Raphael Varane to Manchester United this summer on one condition, AS reports. Varane has drawn the interest of Man United in the past. The France international currently has less than 18 months in his contract with Real Madrid. The former Lens star is believed to be keen to experience life away from Santiago Bernabeu. Varane must first inform Real Madrid of his decision to leave the club before the La Liga champions open negotiations with Man United for the centre-back. Real Madrid is keen to keep Varane but they will not allow the player to enter the last season of his contract without extending his deal. Zinedine Zidane’s side are presently under huge financial pressure and they can’t afford to lose Varane cheaply in ...
386 Soldiers Resigned From the Nigerian Army in one year – House of Representatives
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386 Soldiers Resigned From the Nigerian Army in one year – House of Representatives

About 386 soldiers voluntarily disengaged from the army due to medical and other reasons in the second quarter of 2020 as confirmed by the House of Representatives Committee on Army. Abdulrazaq Namdas, Chairman of the committee revealed this while presenting a report to the house yesterday March 2. Namdazs said 356 soldiers left the army after losing interest, 24 left to take up traditional titles; while six were discharged on medical grounds. He also revealed that records also indicated that 6,752 soldiers were discharged from the service in the last five years; while 25,655 soldiers had got enlisted within the same period. The Chairman of the house  committee added that documents show that all the voluntarily discharged soldiers were Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO), ranging ...
Haller backs Rice to become ‘world class’ & admits to frustration over West Ham flop
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Haller backs Rice to become ‘world class’ & admits to frustration over West Ham flop

The Ivory Coast international striker is disappointed with his return in England but expects a former team-mate at the London Stadium to thrive Sebastien Haller is expecting Declan Rice to become a “world-class player” in the years to come, with the Ivory Coast international frustrated that he will not be at West Ham to witness that development. The versatile 22-year-old is already well on his way to reaching the top of the game, with the captain’s armband taken on at the London Stadium while earning 13 caps for England. Big-money moves have been mooted for Rice, amid talk of interest from Chelsea and Manchester United, with Haller among those expecting the combative midfielder to become a superstar performer of the modern era.
Andre Silva aware of Manchester United and Atletico Madrid rumours as Eintracht Frankfurt striker sets his own fee
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Andre Silva aware of Manchester United and Atletico Madrid rumours as Eintracht Frankfurt striker sets his own fee

The in-form Portugal international is said to be attracting interest from across Europe, with transfer talk being welcomed ahead of the summer window In-form Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva has “heard rumours” linking him with Manchester United and Atletico Madrid and has speculated on what his possible asking price could be. The Portugal international has 20 goals to his name this season in just 23 appearances, to go with the 16 he hit in 2019-20 after moving to Germany on an initial loan agreement. His exploits have not gone unnoticed, and the 25-year-old is embracing the speculation that surrounds him.
Tonto Dikeh Releases Statement as NCPC Denies Appointing her as Peace Ambassador
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Tonto Dikeh Releases Statement as NCPC Denies Appointing her as Peace Ambassador

Tonto Dikeh has released a statement after NCPC denied her claim that she was appointed Peace Ambassador for the Commission. Tonto had taken to Instagram to write that she's now a "proud Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) Ambassador for Peace Building." She added, "finally, I wish to announce my position as the new Ambassador of the Commission for peace building." She also told her followers that she needs "prayers as we embarked on peace building across the six geopolitical zones of the nation because peace is indispensable." Reacting, the NCPC said the information is false. A press statement released by the NCPC reads: "The Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission NCPC wishes to state in categorical terms that King Tonto Dikeh paid an official courtesy visit to ...
2023: I Have No Interest In Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition – Fayose
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2023: I Have No Interest In Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition – Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday, said he has no interest in the rumoured presidential ambition of All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, in 2023. Fayose, who stated this on a PUNCH Live interview, expressed confidence that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, would produce Nigeria’s president in the 2023 general elections. He said “Bola Tinubu is a leader in the West. It is a statement of fact” but noted that he has not met or spoken with the former Lagos State governor in years. Fayose said, “I have never met former governor Ahmed Bola Tinubu in the last three years and I have never spoken with him on the phone once. So, I don’t how they are tying the relationship politically. “To the best of my knowledge, I am not a member of AP...
Anambra 2021: Soludo Officially Declares Interest To Contest
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Anambra 2021: Soludo Officially Declares Interest To Contest

Former Governor of Nigeria's Central Bank, and Chairman of Anambra Vision 2070 Committee, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo has officially declared his intention to run for Governor later this year under the platform of APGA. Soludo made his intentions known today in Awka, at the State Secretariat of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), in the presence of the party leadership in Anambra state, led by the state Chairman, Sir. Norbert Obi. Addressing party faithfuls present at the declaration event, Professor Soludo pointed out that he is optimistic of a free and fair process. Professor Soludo was accompanied to State Party Secretariat by top APGA stakeholders and functionaries including member representing Anambra East and West federal constituency, Hon. Chinedu Obidigwe, form...
Take Final Decision on Future with Real Madrid – Rivaldo Advises Sergio Ramos
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Take Final Decision on Future with Real Madrid – Rivaldo Advises Sergio Ramos

  Barcelona legend, Rivaldo, has advised Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, to use the two months that he would be out of action to take a final decision on his future with Zinedine Zidane’s side. Rivaldo wants Ramos ‘to ponder all the factors’ concerning his future at Santiago Bernabeu amid interest from Manchester United. Ramos is out of contract with Real Madrid at the end of this season, and negotiations over a new deal have stalled. The Spain international is already free to talk to clubs outside Spain this month, and it is believed that his agent and brother, Rene Ramos, is eyeing a move to the English Premier League. But Rivaldo believes the 34-year-old may already be targeting his next club. “Sergio Ramos will be out of action for at least two months due ...
Bayern Munich Revive Interest In Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi
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Bayern Munich Revive Interest In Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi

Bayern Munich have reportedly revived their interest in signing winger Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea. The German giants were heavily linked with a move for the 19-year-old last year and are understood to have seen a number of bids - the largest of which was worth £35m - turned down. Hudson-Odoi ended speculation over his future by signing a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge last September, going on to make 33 appearances under Frank Lampard in 2019-20. However, the youngster has seen competition for places increase this summer, with the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner among the attacking players to have joined the club. Sky in Germany reports that Bayern believe that Hudson-Odoi could be tempted away from Chelsea and have rekindled their interes...
2023: Soso Soberekon Declares Interest To Run For Governor In Rivers State
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2023: Soso Soberekon Declares Interest To Run For Governor In Rivers State

Music executive, Soso Soberekon, has declared interest to run for governor of Rivers state come 2023. Soso shared the poster above on his IG page on Tuesday September 1, with the caption ''With love for our State and a fierce commitment to a vision of rapid progress for indigenes of Rivers State and following wide-ranging consultations, I offer myself to serve you as Governor. I therefore intend to be a candidate in the 2023 Gubernatorial election. I seek the opportunity to offer our State visionary, purposeful, competent leadership to build our future. The time is now we can do it. God bless'' He has however not disclosed the party he would be running on.
Man Utd goalkeeper Henderson still Sheffield United transfer target despite Ramsdale interest
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Man Utd goalkeeper Henderson still Sheffield United transfer target despite Ramsdale interest

The goalkeeper has been on loan at Bramall Lane and could return for another spell despite the Blades being in the market for a potential replacement Sheffield United are still considering a loan move for Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson despite being on the verge of completing a transfer for Aaron Ramsdale. It is understood Chris Wilder is still interested in having the 23-year-old back next season, having spent the last two campaigns at Bramall Lane, and the club could submit a loan request to United next week. The Blades are anticipated to complete the signing of Ramsdale from Bournemouth but the 22-year-old’s transfer has not led to the Yorkshire side dropping their interest in Henderson.
356 Soldiers Apply for Voluntary Disengagement, Over “Loss of Interest” in the Army
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356 Soldiers Apply for Voluntary Disengagement, Over “Loss of Interest” in the Army

Atleast 356 soldiers have reportedly applied for voluntary retirement citing loss of interest in the Nigerian Army. Many of the soldiers are among the troops engaged in the decade-long war against Boko Haram in the Northeast, while others are from various other formations across the country. But apart from the 356 who are leaving for losing interest in the army, 24 others are exiting because they want “to take traditional title,” making a total of 380 soldiers, including two Master Warrant Officers and 28 Warrant Officers, voluntarily discharging from the army, according to sources with direct knowledge of the development. A document written by Gagariga on behalf of Buratai state’s that the soldiers’ disengagement date will take effect from January 3, 2021. The document rea...
This is the Most Sincere Government Nigeria has ever had – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire tells striking RSsident Doctors
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This is the Most Sincere Government Nigeria has ever had – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire tells striking RSsident Doctors

Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Nigeria's Minister of Health, has called on the members of the National Association of Resident Doctors in Ngeria, to  call off their strike action and return to work. According to him, the striking doctors should believe the promises made so far by the Buhari-led government as this is the most sincere and serious government Nigeria has even had. Speaking when he appeared on Channels TV Friday morning, June 19, Ehanire said   “We have made it clear to them (doctors) that this government is the most sincere and serious government this country has ever had. His (Buhari) word is his bond. This government has a record of being sympathetic to people, of meeting its obligations and keeping to its promises.” He recalled that the present government paid t...
No big deal if Onana sits on the bench at Barcelona or PSG – Mboma
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No big deal if Onana sits on the bench at Barcelona or PSG – Mboma

The Indomitable Lions legend has added his voice concerning the reported interest in the 24-year-old goalkeeper Former Cameroon striker Patrick Mboma believes it would be worth it for Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper Andre Onana to sign for Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain even if it means limited game time. Onana has been linked with a big move away from the Dutch giants in the next transfer window with La Liga giants Barca, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly keen to take him on board. If he picks Barcelona, he would be returning to the Catalonia side where he attended La Masia for five years before joining Ajax in 2015.
Chilwell backed to make Chelsea title contenders as Burley calls for left-back alongside Werner
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Chilwell backed to make Chelsea title contenders as Burley calls for left-back alongside Werner

The former Blues star is delighted to see a deal in place for the Germany star and feels a solid defensive addition would tick another important box Chelsea must be considered serious title contenders for 2020-21 if they are able to add a big-money deal for Ben Chilwell to one already being lined up for Timo Werner, says Craig Burley. The Blues have agreed to trigger the £54 million (€60m/$68m) release clause which will free the prolific Germany international striker from his contract at RB Leipzig. Liverpool had appeared to be leading the chase for Werner, while Manchester United have also been credited with interest, but the 24-year-old seems destined to head for Stamford Bridge.
San Lorenzo chief Manas insists no offers for Inter Milan target Gaich
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San Lorenzo chief Manas insists no offers for Inter Milan target Gaich

San Lorenzo chief Norberto Manas insists no offers have arrived for Adolfo Gaich. The Argentina international striker is interesting Inter Milan. “Officially, we have not received any formal proposal for Gaich. We know there is interest, but no offer has arrived," Manas said'. Gaich has a contract with San Lorenzo until the end of next season. He is being linked with Inter as a replacement for Barcelona target Lautaro Martinez
Barcelona warned selling Semedo would be a ‘mistake’ as transfer talk surprises Helder
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Barcelona warned selling Semedo would be a ‘mistake’ as transfer talk surprises Helder

A man who previously worked with the defender at Benfica believes interest from the likes of Juventus, Inter and Manchester City should be shunned Barcelona have been warned that they would be making a “mistake” in parting with Nelson Semedo, with mounting transfer talk coming as a surprise to former Benfica coach Helder Cristovao. It has been suggested that the 26-year-old full-back could be among those deemed surplus to requirements at Camp Nou in the next window. Various landing spots have been mooted for Semedo, with Juventus, Inter and Manchester City all said to be in the mix.
Buhari, Tinubu Inspired My Political Career, Says Aregbesola
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Buhari, Tinubu Inspired My Political Career, Says Aregbesola

The minister for interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has revealed that president Muhammadu Buhari has always been a major inspiration to him long before he even joined politics. Speaking via hiss official Twitter handle on Saturday, he revealed that the former governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu made him become a good public administrator. He said: “Pres. @MBuhari has been a major inspiration to me long before I joined his cabinet. He has been motivating me on concentrating on the masses without jeopardizing interest of the minority. “I can never forget the role of @AsiwajuTinubu in making me into a good public administrator.” Pres. @MBuhari has been a major inspiration to me long before I joined his cabinet. He has been motivating me on concentrating on the masses without jeopar...
For Now, I Don’t Have Interest In Anambra State Governorship – Ngige
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For Now, I Don’t Have Interest In Anambra State Governorship – Ngige

Dr Chris Ngige, The Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, has said he is too busy serving the nation at the national level to consider a shot at the 2021 Anambra State governorship election. Ngige who spoke to reporters in his country home in Alor, in Idemili Local Government Area, of the state on Sunday said although he had the right to contest, he was too busy with his national assignment as a minister to start eyeing “a provincial job.” He spoke after presenting cash and food items, totaling N15m as COVID-19 palliatives to some vulnerable persons in the area. Ngige said, “Whether you’re a member of APC or PDP, APGA, Accord, APA, PPP, once you are vulnerable, you get. We started with my town. We will fan out to my local government, then to my entire senatorial district. ...
10 Pirates Arrested as Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack of Chinese Vessel
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10 Pirates Arrested as Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack of Chinese Vessel

10 pirates have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy after hijacking a Chinese vessel, MV HAILUFANG II off the coast of Ivory Coast. The 18 crew members who were rescued after the attack comprised of Chinese, Ghanaians and Ivorians. Commodore Ibrahim Shettima, the Commander Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT said the arrest and rescue mission took place on 15 May. Shettima said NNS NGURU was deployed to intercept the vessel after the Nigerian Navy was alerted of the attack. He said; “The pirates took control of the vessel and directed the vessel toward Nigerian waters. “On interception of the vessel at about 140nm south of Lagos Fairway Buoy, the pirates refused to comply with the orders of the Navy Ship. “Hence, the NN had to conduct an opposed boarding of the ve...
Essien reveals his frustration with Di Matteo before Real Madrid move
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Essien reveals his frustration with Di Matteo before Real Madrid move

The Ghanaian looks back on his time with the 2012 European champions Chelsea legend Michael Essien has explained the options surrounding his loan move to Real Madrid in 2012. Ahead of the start of the 2012-13 season, the Ghanaian joined the Spanish giants on a season-long loan deal, reuniting with former manager Jose Mourinho. 'The Bison', who joined the Blues from French outfit Olympique Lyonnais in 2005, had only just begun chasing his rhythm following an injury setback.
PSG plot bid for Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi
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PSG plot bid for Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi

PSG have expressed interest in Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi. PSG chief Leonardo is in the market for a new box-to-box midfielder this summer and Nigeria international Ndidi is under consideration. Chelsea outcast Tiemoue Bakayoko is also on Leonardo's shortlist, though Ndidi is now being favoured. Manchester United are also interested, reports TMW, though there is a confidence Leicester have the cash power to hang onto the 23 year-old. Ndidi has a deal with the Foxes to 2024.
Leicester, Everton join Prem scramble for Ugurcan Cakir
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Leicester, Everton join Prem scramble for Ugurcan Cakir

Premier League interest in Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir is growing. Fanatik says Leicester City and Everton have joined long time suitors Liverpool and Tottenham in the race for Cakir's signature. In England, there's a confidence Trabzonspor would be prepared to sell Cakir for £18m. Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu announced last month he'd rejected a euro;20m offer for Cakir from an unnamed foreign club. The 24 year-old is viewed in England as a goalkeeper to develop into an eventual No1
FG to Evacuate 200 Nigerians From Canada on Thursday May 14
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FG to Evacuate 200 Nigerians From Canada on Thursday May 14

The Nigeria High Commission in Canada has concluded plans to evacuate 200 Nigerians who have signified interest to return home due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement released on Monday May 11, the Nigeria High Commission said a Boeing 777 aircraft operated by Air Peace has been specially arranged to fly the intending returnees home on Thursday May 14. ”The plane would pick the prospective passengers from two locations in Canada, namely Toronto and Alberta. The aircraft is expected to pick the first set from the Pearson International Airport, Toronto. From there it will fly to the Calgary International Airport, Alberta, a distance of 2,915 k.m., to load the second set of passengers. The aircraft will depart Alberta for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, A...
COVID-19 Cure: FG Yet To Show Interest In Our Drug – Prof. Iwu
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COVID-19 Cure: FG Yet To Show Interest In Our Drug – Prof. Iwu

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bioresources Development Group (BDG), Prof. Maurice Iwu has stated that the Federal Government is yet to show interest in treatment presented by his team of researchers for COVID-19. Iwu made this known during Zoom Conference organised by Elombah Communications in collaboration with Njenje Media Ltd, tagged “Covid-19 and the proposed Vaccination Bill: Implications for Nigeria”. The former INEC boss, who led a team of researchers had presented a plant-based patented treatment for COVID-19 to the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu. But, Iwu while speaking at the Zoom Conference, said the government is yet to show interest in the drug calling on the National Assembly to organise emergency Public hearing on this issue. He said...
‘They should go for Batman too’ – Denilson slams Botafogo’s Robben approach
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‘They should go for Batman too’ – Denilson slams Botafogo’s Robben approach

The Fogao are keen to sign elite talent after barely escaping relegation in 2019 but the ex-Betis man feels their interest in Robben is ridiculous Former Brazil international Denilson has slammed Botafogo's efforts to lure Arjen Robben out of retirement, suggesting that the Rio club would have more luck in trying to add a superhero to their ranks. Robben retired from the game at the end of the 2018-19 season after a glittering career with the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Chelsea as well as the Netherlands national team. But at the end of April, the veteran winger suggested that he could be tempted back into the game at the age of 36.
How to keep Grealish from Man Utd? Turn your phone off!’ – Agbonlahor offers Aston Villa transfer advice
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How to keep Grealish from Man Utd? Turn your phone off!’ – Agbonlahor offers Aston Villa transfer advice

The former Villans frontman believes a talented midfielder generating plenty of interest can be retained despite the intense exit speculation Aston Villa have been advised on how to fend off the interest being shown in Jack Grealish from Manchester United, with Gabriel Agbonlahor urging the club’s board to turn off their phones until the next transfer window has closed.   Those at Villa Park can expect to field calls regarding the availability of a prized asset at some stage over the coming months. Grealish has shown himself to be a capable Premier League performer, with the 24-year-old revelling in a role as talismanic club captain with the Villans.
Soldier and Mobile Police Officer Fight Eachother Over Superiority
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Soldier and Mobile Police Officer Fight Eachother Over Superiority

A soldier and a mobile police officer were filmed arguing about who is superior. The verbal altercation took place in the middle of a highway and occured as a result of a disagreement over road usage. The soldier got out of his car, left the door open, and confronted the mobile police officer who placed himself in front of the car.= "You don't know your senior, abi? Am I your mate?" The police officer said, pointing his finger in the soldier's face. "Are you my senior?" The soldier countered, adding, "God will punish you. Are you my senior?" Getting aggressive, the soldier said, "I'll change it for you now. Am I your mate?" Meanwhile, the police officer kept pointing at him, asking, "you don't know your senior abi?" As the argument unfolded, citizens, who were sitt...
‘Of course I am!’ – Maddison reacts to Leicester fan asking if he’s staying amid Man Utd links
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‘Of course I am!’ – Maddison reacts to Leicester fan asking if he’s staying amid Man Utd links

The 23-year-old midfielder said that moving from Norwich City to the Foxes in 2018 was one of the best decisions he's ever made Leicester City star James Maddison has dropped a further hint that he'll snub interest from Manchester United and stay at the club as he responded to a supporter asking him about his future. The 23-year-old has been tipped to join the Red Devils, with United reportedly ready to make a big-money move for the England international. Maddison, who has already suggested he will be staying put at Leicester, surprised fan Roy Fellows with a phone call amidst the coronavirus lockdown, with the supporter being quick to ask the midfielder if he'd be staying with the Foxes.
Gaziantep’s Twumasi confirms interest from other clubs
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Gaziantep’s Twumasi confirms interest from other clubs

The Ghanaian forward's performances for GFK have drawn the interest of other suitors Gaziantep forward Patrick Twumasi has confirmed the interest of other clubs in his services, particularly from Turkey, Germany and Italy. The 25-year old is presently on loan from Alaves and has made 23 appearances in the Super Lig, scoring five goals and providing another five assists. Only Nigeria international Olarenwaju Kayode beats Twumasi in goals and assists.
‘It’s time for a change’ – Willian backed to swap Chelsea for Juventus
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‘It’s time for a change’ – Willian backed to swap Chelsea for Juventus

Former Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu believes Juve would be the ideal next destination for the winger with him set to leave the Blues Former Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu has backed Willian to complete a move away from Chelsea this summer, with Juventus touted as a possible landing spot. Willian quickly established himself as a key member of the Chelsea squad after being snapped up from Anzhi Makhachkala for £30 million ($37m) in the summer of 2013. The Brazil international has racked up more than 300 appearances for the Blues in total, while getting his hands on two Premier League titles and the Europa League. The 31-year-old enjoys the full trust of current boss Frank Lampard, having featured in 37 games in all competitions this season, but as it stands, is set to...
West Ham defender Issa Diop excited by Spurs interest
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West Ham defender Issa Diop excited by Spurs interest

West Ham defender Issa Diop has welcomed interest from Tottenham. Fussball Transfers says Spurs boss Jose Mourinho wants to bring Diop across London to Tottenham stadium this summer. The Portuguese has been tracking Diop since his time in charge of Manchester United. And in France, sources close to Diop say he is excited by the prospect of joining Spurs. The young stopper would arrive as a direct replacement for Jan Vertonghen, who comes off contract at the end of June. Diop's contract with West Ham ends in 2023. The Hammers signed the defender from Toulouse for €25m in 2018
NCDC Says It Has Tested 8,003 Samples
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NCDC Says It Has Tested 8,003 Samples

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday said it has tested 8,003 samples for COVID-19 in the country. The information was contained in the NCDC’s COVID-19 situation report dated April 19, 2020. The report noted that 9,233 have been identified as ‘People of Interest’ with about 98 per cent now contacted. According to the report, 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have reported at least one case of COVID-19. The death rate was put at three per cent. The NCDC data also reflected that more men (70 per cent) had been infected in the country. The most affected age-group was the 31 – 40 bracket, the report said.
Mikel Obi Confirms Interest From Brazilian Club Botafogo A Month After Leaving Trabzonspor Over Coronavirus Pandemic
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Mikel Obi Confirms Interest From Brazilian Club Botafogo A Month After Leaving Trabzonspor Over Coronavirus Pandemic

Former Super Eagles of Nigeria and Chelsea player John Mikel Obi has confirmed he is discussing a possible deal with Brazilian club Botafogo over a month since he left Turkish club Trabzonspor over the Coronavirus pandemic. Mikel, 32, left Turkish club Trabzonspor by mutual consent in February after declaring that he did not feel comfortable playing during the COVID-19 pandemic while people were getting infected and dying all over the world and it hasn’t taken long for him to start getting new offers Mikel is now in regular contact with Botafogo boss Ricardo Rotenberg and hopes to iron out a deal when the Coronavirus pandemic is over. Mikel speaking to ESPN about Botafago’s interest in signing him, said: “Yes there has been interest and yes there has been negotiations. “But...
​Barcelona reject chance to sign Chelsea winger Willian
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​Barcelona reject chance to sign Chelsea winger Willian

Barcelona have rejected the chance to sign Chelsea winger Willian. The Catalan giants have been chasing after the Brazilian for the past few transfer windows. But it appears that even though he is available on a free, they do not want to sign him. Barca want younger players, and Willian wants a multi-year contract at 31. Sport suggests the three-year deal demand from Willian, along with huge wages, put Barca off signing him. He is now likely to go to Arsenal or Tottenham, as both London clubs have expressed a serious interest
Bayern Munich boss Flick hopeful over Neuer, Boateng extensions
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Bayern Munich boss Flick hopeful over Neuer, Boateng extensions

Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick is hoping that the club can get contract negotiations with Manuel Neuer and Jerome Boateng sorted. Chelsea have shown an interest in Neuer, while the Blues and Arsenal are also interested in Boateng. He told reporters on Boateng: "We are all happy with his development. "We can support him as a coaching team, but it always depends on what he offers. In this regard, his development has been very positive. "We will do everything possible to do the contract if he decides to stay here. He has had our support so far and will continue to do so in the future." And on other players that have expiring deals he said: "These are also decisions that every player has to decide for themselves. "In the past weeks and months, I have already explained how imp...
Chelsea ace Willian: I’ve had no offers – for now
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Chelsea ace Willian: I’ve had no offers – for now

Chelsea ace Willian insists he's not fielded any offers from rival clubs. The Brazilian's deal expires at the end of the season and he is currently able to talk terms with foreign clubs over a Bosman transfer. But Willian said, "I'll play until the end of the season and see what happens. “We hear the rumours, we know that we have interest from clubs, especially because I'll be free in the market. “I'll be able to negotiate but there are no offers for now."
Chelsea rival Man Utd, Arsenal for Stoke teen Nathan Collins
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Chelsea rival Man Utd, Arsenal for Stoke teen Nathan Collins

Chelsea have joined the interest in Stoke City teenager Nathan Collins. The Sun says the London club have shown strong interest in the Ireland Under-21 centre-half. The 18-year-old is regarded in England as one of the hottest properties outside the Premier League. Manchester United were tracking his progress last season after he made his first-team debut when still aged only 17. But with United deciding against an immediate move, Collins signed a new deal intended to keep him at Stoke until 2024. He has further enhanced his reputation this term, making another nine appearances in the Championship to bring his overall total to 12 and his long-term contract has not warded off suitors. United are once more on his trail while Arsenal have also had him watched but Chelsea are tho...
Man Utd, Everton given hope in race for PSG fullback Meunier
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Man Utd, Everton given hope in race for PSG fullback Meunier

Manchester United and Everton are still in the race for PSG fullback Thomas Meunier. The Belgium international is set to become a free agent this summer. Borussia Dortmund are hot on his trail, with negotiations ongoing. But according to Le 10 Sport, an agreement has not yet been reached, leaving the two Premier League clubs with a chance of signing the 28-year-old. Atletico Madrid have also shown an interest in the former Club Brugge man.
PSG U19’s state of play as Premier League & Serie A sides circle
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PSG U19’s state of play as Premier League & Serie A sides circle

As the most successful club in France, the Parisians' academy continues to produce talented young players, with many set to move on at season's end Paris Saint-Germain have made some big calls on the future of their Under-19's players with a number set to depart the reigning Ligue 1 champions. While the coronavirus pandemic has suspended football in France and around the world, it's set to be a busy week for PSG's assistant sporting director Angelo Castellazz and chief of the academy Jean-Francois Pien. The duo are set to meet with several of their U19 players and their agents as they decide what lies next for the youngsters with a few already attracting interest from clubs abroad. Striker Kenny Nagera is PSG's undisputed priority with the 18-year-old offered his first profes...
Investors lose N2.3tr as pandemic takes toll on stock market
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Investors lose N2.3tr as pandemic takes toll on stock market

Uncertainty in the domestic and global economy, triggered by the devastating effect of the raging COVID- 19 crisis have continued to hit hard on the equities sector of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), even as investors’ lose N2.3 trillion in one month Specifically, market capitalisation of listed equities, which opened the month of March at N13.449 trillion, depreciated by N2.3 trillion to close at N11.100 trillion yesterday. The All-share index equally declined by 4,516.1 points or 21.2 per cent from 25, 816.57 to 21, 300.47 points. This is despite impressive earnings and dividend announcements from listed companies. For instance, the tier-1 banks with an acronym- FUGAZ which is First Bank, United Bank of Africa (UBA), Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank), Access Bank and Zenith Bank ...

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