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Yomi Fabiyi again ATTACKS TAMPAN
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Yomi Fabiyi again ATTACKS TAMPAN

Lol, Yomi Fabiyi has again attacked TAMPAN for suspending him indefinitely over his OKO IYABO movie. Yomi says he is not a member of the association and the letter they made public suspending him is BACK TO SENDER. Yomi who is obviously still furious about the suspension again for the second time took to his Instagram account and attacked the leaders of the association. Below is what the angry Fabiyi has to say; ”Truth be told, when TAMPAN said you’re a member and wage war against the other parties you never say a word, but never when TAMPAN released a statement suspending you indefinitely you came out and tell us you ain’t a TAMPAN member, this sh*t ain’t adding up…you once release a voice saying you gotta honour TAMPAN invitation but later you you disregard the latter. I’m not ...
My face is covered in shame over those who call themselves leaders of local association but don’t have interest of members – Actor Funsho Adeolu slams TAMPAN leaders
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My face is covered in shame over those who call themselves leaders of local association but don’t have interest of members – Actor Funsho Adeolu slams TAMPAN leaders

Actor Funsho Adeolu has reacted to leaders of Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) blacklisting actress Iyabo Ojo and vowing to work against Nkechi Blessing Sunday.   Funsho who shared a photo of himself in a face mask on Instagram, said his face is covered not because of COVID-19 but in shame over those who call themselves leaders of local association but don't have interest of their members.   He also noted that God is watching. He wrote;   My face is covered, not because of covid but in shame on behalf of those who call themselves leaders of local association and do not have the interest of members at heart. God is watching o  
Come and get your dumb fathers – BBNaija’s Khloe reacts to TAMPAN leaders threatening to work against Nkechi Blessing Sunday
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Come and get your dumb fathers – BBNaija’s Khloe reacts to TAMPAN leaders threatening to work against Nkechi Blessing Sunday

Big Brother Naija star, Khloe has reacted to TAMPAN leaders threatening to work against Nkechi Blessing Sunday after blacklisting Iyabo Ojo.   In an Instastory post she shared, the reality show star stated that she is irritated by the threat and went on to describe TAMPAN leaders as "dumb fathers".   Khloe further maintained that Nkechi Blessing Sunday doesn't need them. See her post below.....  
Spain pardons 9 imprisoned Catalan leaders for their roles in failed secession attempt
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Spain pardons 9 imprisoned Catalan leaders for their roles in failed secession attempt

Spain's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez has pardoned nine leaders serving prison sentences for their roles in Catalonia's failed secession attempt, the European nation has announced. Catalonia is the wealthy, restive northeastern region of Spain whose capital is Barcelona. For decades many of its citizens have clamored for independence from Spain, causing rift in the region. The pardons, approved by the Spanish cabinet and announced at a news conference, made good on recent promises by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez to reconcile with a separatist movement that in 2017 rocked Spain with an independence referendum.   Spain’s courts declared the vote illegal and the government ordered a crackdown, confiscating ballots and even sending in riot squads to beat many who tried to v...
South-East Governors and leaders condemn violent secessionist groups, say they don’t speak for South-East people
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South-East Governors and leaders condemn violent secessionist groups, say they don’t speak for South-East people

South-East leaders comprising of governors, other political, religious, traditional and socio-cultural leaders, have condemned violent secessionist groups in the region. At a meeting in Enugu on Saturday June 19, they distanced themselves from the agitations of such groups and frowned on the violence that ensued which led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties. The regional leaders stated that the impression that South East leaders are silent over some their youths’ agitations for secession is not correct, while also pointing out that notable leaders had come out publicly many times in the past to speak against such agitations. The South-East leaders who maintained that these violent secessionist groups do not speak for South-Easterners, announced that they have se...
Stop Threats against Ndigbo – Southeast leaders to other regions
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Stop Threats against Ndigbo – Southeast leaders to other regions

  Southeast leaders, on Saturday, expressed concern over threats against Ndigbo living in other parts of the country.j They made their feelings known during an enlarged meeting between the Southeast Governors’ Forum, Federal and State lawmakers, ministers, religious and traditional leaders, as well as the Ohanaeze Ndigbo. DAILY POST reports that the meeting is a follow up to the consultation the Presidential delegation, led by the Minister of Defence, rtd Maj.Gen. Bashir Magashi, had with leaders in the zone, on June 11, following rising insecurity in the region. Addressing journalists at the end of the meeting, Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, said the leaders reaffirmed their commitment to one nation built on fairness...
Stop threats against Ndigbo – Southeast leaders to other regions
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Stop threats against Ndigbo – Southeast leaders to other regions

Southeast leaders, on Saturday, expressed concern over threats against Ndigbo living in other parts of the country. They made their feelings known during an enlarged meeting between the Southeast Governors’ Forum, Federal and State lawmakers, ministers, religious and traditional leaders, as well as the Ohanaeze Ndigbo. DAILY POST reports that the meeting is a follow up to the consultation the Presidential delegation, led by the Minister of Defence, rtd Maj.Gen. Bashir Magashi, had with leaders in the zone, on June 11, following rising insecurity in the region. Buhari’s alleged war threat sparks more reactions from stakeholders Addressing journalists at the end of the meeting, Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, said the leaders reaff...
Nigerians are Hungry and Insecure – Northern CAN
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Nigerians are Hungry and Insecure – Northern CAN

The Northern wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), otherwise known as Northern CAN has raised an alarm of increased insecurity and worsening economic situation in the country. The group in a statement released by its Spokesperson Rev. Jechonia Albert, alleged that Democracy day is not worth celebrating in the country as "larger majority of Nigerians cannot breathe because of certain undemocratic tendencies of our leaders." Northern CAN also said that it is concerned about the frequent attacks on schools and the abduction of students and pupils by bandits, especially, in states such as Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Niger. The statement titled “Democracy Day, Insecurity and the Looming Food Crisis", read “June 12, declared as Democracy Day by the current administ...
FG Delegation and South East Leaders meet in Enugu, reject agitation for secession
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FG Delegation and South East Leaders meet in Enugu, reject agitation for secession

A delegation from the Federal Government led by the Minister of Defence, Retired Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi, Governors of the five States of the South East and other leaders of political, religious and traditional institutions in the zone, met at the Enugu state government house today June 11 where they discussed the security challenges confronting the region in particular and Nigeria in general. Addressing newsmen after the meeting, the Defence Minister, Magashi, disclosed that the delegation will relay the commitment reached at the parley and other outcomes of the consultation to President Muhammadu Buhari. The Defence Minister who was accompanied by his Interior Ministry counterpart and the Service Chiefs, explained that they were in Enugu for a consultative meeting with...
Nigeria misses out as 31 African institutions make QS rankings of best varsities globally
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Nigeria misses out as 31 African institutions make QS rankings of best varsities globally

The universities in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, have failed to make the 1300 tertiary institutions listed in the 2022 QS world university rankings. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a global higher education analyst, on Tuesday released the eighteenth edition of the QS world university rankings, considered the world’s most-consulted global university rankings. The 2022 edition of the database sees a record number of African universities (31) enter the published tables. The continental leader remained the University of Cape Town, which ranked 226th, having fallen for a second consecutive year. Its closest competitor is the University of the Witwatersrand, which was placed 424th spot (down by 21 places year-on-year). Placing in the top 500 are the University of Johannesburg...
Insecurity: ”Those who govern us are allowing this killing of citizens because they have no blood in their hearts”- Bishop Kukah
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Insecurity: ”Those who govern us are allowing this killing of citizens because they have no blood in their hearts”- Bishop Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said that the level of insecurity in the country shows that leaders of Nigeria have no blood in their hearts.   The clergyman said this in his homily at the burial of late Rev Fr. Alphosus Yasshim Bello at Our Lady of Apostles Catholic Church, Independence Way, Kaduna.   Fr. Alphonsus Yashim Bello was kidnapped and murdered by suspected bandits in Katsina state on May 21.   Speaking at the funeral mass, a worried Bishop Kukah said   “Those who govern us are allowing this killing of citizens in their innocency because they have no blood in their hearts. There is no where in the whole world where barbarity and killings of human lives as being manifested in Nigeria of today. There is ...
Unknown Gunmen Are Our Young Men, Women – Ebonyi State Governor, Umahi Reveals
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Unknown Gunmen Are Our Young Men, Women – Ebonyi State Governor, Umahi Reveals

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has said that the unknown gunmen responsible for the rising security challenges in the South-Eastern part of the country are indigenes of the region. Umahi explained that the unknown gunmen are not really unknown, adding that they are young men and women who should protect the interest of the South East as leaders of tomorrow. The governor spoke on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Tuesday. Defend yourselves, stations from gunmen attack – Umahi tells Police Umahi, who also decried the killing of some of the security operatives in the line of duty, urged the young people in the region to stop giving themselves to be killed. The governor said, “When you have infested firewood, the ants will definitely come over there. “Let ...
Police Officer Arrested for Insulting Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President Bawumia on Facebook
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Police Officer Arrested for Insulting Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President Bawumia on Facebook

A Ghanaian police officer identified as Corporal Frederick Kwaku Dzemeki, was reportedly arrested for insulting Ghana's President, Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia on Facebook. Dzemeki who was reportedly detained by Tema Regional Police Command after disrespecting the President and his Vice during an online show hosted by media personality Captain Smart, is said to be facing disciplinary actions. The Police officer stationed at a Police Station in Prampram, had written on Facebook; “Our leaders are very stupid and stubborn. They don’t reason at all. Ghana is sick. Number 1 is sick and number two too is sick." A Ghana Police Service wireless message obtained by Ghpage revealed that he was released on Thursday May 27 but or...
Actress Yvonne Nelson Takes Africa to God in Prayers
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Actress Yvonne Nelson Takes Africa to God in Prayers

Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson, this afternoon via her Twitter handle, took the African continent to God in prayers. Asking for forgiveness from God on behalf of the continent, the mum of one wrote; ''Whatever we did wrong,,,, God pls. Whatever our ancestors did wrong, pls. We are tiiiiired! FORGIVE US This wickedness must end! Change our hearts.......give us HONEST leaders who will move this continent forward pls. Amen''
Insecurity: Nigeria should seek foreign help before it’s too late – Cleric
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Insecurity: Nigeria should seek foreign help before it’s too late – Cleric

The Diocese of Lagos West (Anglican Communion), on Friday, urged Federal Government of Nigeria to seek foreign help to curtail insecurity. The Communion gave the advice, through Archbishop James Olusola-Odedeji, the presiding priest. The synod president urged the country’s leadership to reach out to the international community “before the whole country become unmanageable’’. Olusola-Odedeji noted that without dialogue by the different ethnic nationalities, national cohesion might remain elusive. The cleric told leaders to always advance national interest above sectional and primordial beliefs. He said it was high time Nigerians discussed the way and manner they want to live for lasting peace and unity. Olusola-Odedeji observed the nation is overstretched with issues that ...
CAF Announces new Leaders for its Standing Committees
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CAF Announces new Leaders for its Standing Committees

  The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced a new team that will lead the work of its standing committees. This follows a proposal by Dr Patrice Motsepe, CAF President, to the CAF Emergency Committee, who, in turn, forwarded the names to the Executive Committee for ratifications. At the recent Executive Committee meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, the following decisions were confirmed: Finance Committee: Mr. Fouzi Lekjaa will continue his mission at the head of the Finance Committee. Lekjaa, President of FRMF (Moroccan Football Federation) and FIFA Council member, will be assisted by Mr. Andrew Kamanga, President of FAZ (Football Association of Zambia), as the vice president. Organising Committee of the Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON): Motsepe wil...
Thugs Attack NLC Protesters in Kaduna
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Thugs Attack NLC Protesters in Kaduna

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, and other leaders of the congress have been attacked by thugs who disrupted the peaceful protest they led to the state government house on Tuesday morning May 18. Wabba led the protest hours after the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, declared him wanted for leading a protest in the state on Monday, May 17. According to Governor El-Rufai, Wabba is wanted for economic sabotage. Ignoring the declaration of the governor, the NLC leaders began a march to the state government office. However, as they marched through NEPA roundabout, suspected thugs who drove in two vehicles and KEKE NAPEP, started throwing stones at them. Some of the thugs covered their faces as they wielded knives and sticks.   Poli...
Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, declares NLC president, Ayubba Wabba wanted
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Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, declares NLC president, Ayubba Wabba wanted

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has declared the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayubba Wabba, and other leaders of the Labour congress wanted hours after they staged a protest in the state over the recent mass sack in the public sector. According to Governor El-Rufai, the NLC leaders are wanted for economic sabotage & attacks on public infrastructure under the Miscellaneous Offences Act. He said a handsome reward awaits anyone who can disclose the whereabouts of the NLC leaders. ''KADUNA UPDATE: Ayuba Wabba & others of @NLCHeadquarters declared wanted for economic sabotage & attacks on public infrastructure under Miscellaneous Offences Act. Anyone that knows where he is hiding should send a message to @MOJKaduna. KDSG. There will be a handsome rewar...
“Get yourself a plan B. Whether an okada to Cameroon or flying boat to Seme Border”- Pastor Paul Adefarasin advises his church members to start planning an escape route out of the country
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“Get yourself a plan B. Whether an okada to Cameroon or flying boat to Seme Border”- Pastor Paul Adefarasin advises his church members to start planning an escape route out of the country

Senior Pastor of the House on the Rock Church Lagos, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, has advised his church members to get a plan B. He gave the advice on Sunday, May 9, after he spoke extensively on the state of the nation. Pastor Adefarasin called on all leaders not to be partisan at this time. ''No country in the world history has survived two civil wars. You could be in fright and running for your dear life anyday from now if this thing does not come to an end. My personal encouragement to leaders and government on all sides is that it is not time to be partisan, blend the aisles. It is time to sit down and dialogue.'' Speaking further to his church members, the clergyman urged them to have a plan B as his wife is currently out of Nigeria helping to create their own plan B ''I bring ...
Man City boss Guardiola reveals ‘exceptional’ Zinchenko rejected transfer offers
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Man City boss Guardiola reveals ‘exceptional’ Zinchenko rejected transfer offers

The Premier League leaders' coach has praised the full-back for the impact he's had at Etihad Stadium this season Man City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed that Oleksandr Zinchenko rejected transfer offers last summer while describing the defender as an "exceptional" talent. Zinchenko is currently enjoying arguably his best season yet at Etihad Stadium, having initially been snapped up from Russian outfit FC Ufa in 2016. The 24-year-old was heavily linked with a move away from City following an underwhelming 2019-20 campaign, with Guardiola now confirming that he chose to stay and fight for his place after generating interest from a number of clubs.
APC has Dragged Nigeria 50 Years Backwards – Governor Nyesom Wike
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APC has Dragged Nigeria 50 Years Backwards – Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) which is the ruling party, has dragged Nigeria 50 years backwards due to its "abysmal performance." The governor said this when the Vice President of Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, Obiageli Ejezie, led other leaders of the association to the Government House, Port Harcourt, to confer on him the “2019/2020 Good Governance Award” for his outstanding achievements in project execution in Rivers. Speaking to the delegation in his office, Governor Wike said in 2015, the APC convinced Nigerians that they were going to offer better governance than former President Goodluck Jonathan. He said going by the results of the APC since it came into power in 2015, Nigeria has only being retrogressing under the its lea...
Obaseki: Let’s Keep Nigeria One
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Obaseki: Let’s Keep Nigeria One

He gave the admonition at the Tennis Court of Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, while hosting members of Team Edo who took part in the just-concluded National Sports Festival (NSF), hosted by the State. Team Edo came second in the just-concluded competition behind Team Delta. “We did not have one incident of doping. Edo State’s youths were well behaved and they shunned drugs during the NSF, Edo 2020. We are grateful to all of you. We decided to put the event together to say thank you. “The idea of NSF was born in Benin City after the civil war, with the leaders at that time concluding that to keep Nigeria one, there must be events through which youths across the country would gather at a particular place to compete, thereby ensuring unity. “Nigeria is a great country. We must ...
Manchester City Announce Sergio Aguero’s Exit
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Manchester City Announce Sergio Aguero’s Exit

  Manchester City has announced that their top striker, Sergio Aguero, will leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires. Aguero’s deal with the Premier League leaders will end at the end of the current season and City said they are not renewing. Aguero, now 32, joined the club in a £35 million deal from Atletico Madrid in July 2011 and has gone on to win four Premier League titles . “Sergio’s contribution to Manchester City over the last 10 years cannot be overstated,’ said City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak. “His legend will be indelibly etched into the memories of everyone who loves the Club and maybe even in those who simply love football. “This is not yet the moment for farewell words and speeches. There is still much to achieve in the re...
FA Cup semi-final Draw Confirmed (Full fixtures)
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FA Cup semi-final Draw Confirmed (Full fixtures)

  The draw for the FA semi-final have been conducted on Sunday. Gary Lineker and Dion Dublin took charge of the event during half of Leicester City vs Manchester United. Leicester went on to beat United 3-1 at the King Power Stadium. Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice, while Youri Tielemans also got on the scoresheet for Brendan Rodgers’ men. Mason Greenwood scored for United, but it was ultimately not enough and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will now focus on winning the Europa League. Leicester will now face Southampton in the last four. The Saints beat Bournemouth 3-0 yesterday. Chelsea will take on Premier League leaders Manchester City in the other semi-final. The Blues saw off Sheffield United 2-0 in Sunday’s early kick-off, while City beat Everton 2-0 on Saturday...
Again, South East Governors, Leaders Shun Parley On 2023 Political Aspiration
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Again, South East Governors, Leaders Shun Parley On 2023 Political Aspiration

The quest for unity of purpose towards achieving presidency of Igbo extraction in 2023, suffered another setback yesterday, as South East governors and Igbo political leaders shunned a bipartisan meeting of major political parties in the zone. The second of such this year, and scheduled for Enugu, involved the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and others. It was convened by former Abia State governor and Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu; erstwhile Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu; one-time President of the Senate and ex- Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim and Deputy Chief Whip, House of Representatives, Nkeiru Onyejeocha. The meetin...
Man City vs Man Utd: I Was not Proud of my Team – Guardiola
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Man City vs Man Utd: I Was not Proud of my Team – Guardiola

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has revealed he wasn’t proud of his team at the start of this season, as they were “unrecognisable”. City are marching towards their fifth Premier League title at the moment, having opened up a 12-point lead over second-placed Leicester City with a game in hand. Guardiola’s men were ninth in the table and eight points behind leaders Liverpool after a 1-1 with West Brom in December. But City have since gone on a stunning 21-game winning run. “It was not just that specific West Brom game. It was the last games before West Brom,” Guardiola told Sky Sports ahead of City’s derby clash with Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. “Always I am a spectator – I am a manager but a spectator. I want to enjoy, I want to see my...
Some Powerful People Challenged me for Intervening in Food Blockade From the North to the South – Governor Yahaya Bello says
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Some Powerful People Challenged me for Intervening in Food Blockade From the North to the South – Governor Yahaya Bello says

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has said that some leaders who are close to the seat of power challenged him after he intervened in the blockade of food supply from the North to the south. The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) had embarked on a strike, stopping food supplies from the North to the South. The strike resulted in scarcity and an increase in the prices of food items in the south. The Northern food suppliers agreed to suspend the strike on Wednesday, March 3, after a meeting with the Kogi state governor. Speaking in an interview with The Nation, Governor Bello said some powerful figures challenged him for resolving the issue. “It will interest you that after the resolution and taking the report to Mr. President yesterday, two...
The Crown Belongs to Liverpool – Guardiola Reacts as Man City Beat Wolves, go 15pts clear
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The Crown Belongs to Liverpool – Guardiola Reacts as Man City Beat Wolves, go 15pts clear

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has claimed the Premier League crown belongs to Liverpool, despite going 15 points clear at the top. The league leaders beat Wolves 4-1 on Tuesday night, to extend their winning run to 21 matches. Pep Guardiola’s men were gifted an opener in the 15th minute through Leander Dendoncker’s own goal. Wolves drew level through Conor Coady’s header, but City managed to retake the lead through Gabriel Jesus. Riyad Mahrez made it 3-1, before Jesus scored his second to secure the three points beyond a shadow of a doubt for Pep Guardiola’s side. “Manchester United. That’s all we care [about now],” Guardiola said after the match. “The champions are Liverpool, the crown belongs to them. We are in the best position right now to take th...
Neil Lennon Quits as Celtic Manager after Defeat to Ross County Left the club 18 Points Behind Stevie Gerrard’s Ranger
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Neil Lennon Quits as Celtic Manager after Defeat to Ross County Left the club 18 Points Behind Stevie Gerrard’s Ranger

Neil Lennon has resigned as manager of Celtic with the club 18 points behind Scottish Premiership leaders, Rangers. Lennon, who returned to manage Celtic for a second time after Brendan Rodgers moved to Leicester in February 2019, has been under pressure all season before he finally resigned. He apologised for "letting fans down again" after the 1-0 defeat by Ross County on Sunday, left them 18 points behind league's leaders' Ranger In a statement on Wednesday February 24, Lennon said: "We have experienced a difficult season due to so many factors and, of course, it is very frustrating and disappointing that we have not been able to hit the same heights as we did previously. "I have worked as hard as ever to try and turn things around, but unfortunately we have not managed to...
Sterling Strikes Early As Leaders Man City Sink Arsenal
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Sterling Strikes Early As Leaders Man City Sink Arsenal

Manchester City’s English midfielder Raheem Sterling (L) jumps to head home the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 21, 2021. Manchester City moved a step closer to the Premier League title as Raheem Sterling’s early goal gave the runaway leaders a 1-0 win against Arsenal on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s side made it 18 successive victories in all competitions thanks to Sterling’s second-minute header at the Emirates Stadium. With 13 games left, City are 10 points clear of second-placed Leicester, who had closed the gap to seven with a 2-1 win at Aston Villa earlier on Sunday. City have equalled the club record of 11 successive away victories in all competitions, set from May to Nove...
Former PSG and Newcastle Midfielder, Yohan Cabaye Retires from Football at the Age of 35
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Former PSG and Newcastle Midfielder, Yohan Cabaye Retires from Football at the Age of 35

Former Newcastle, Crystal Palace, and Paris Saint-Germain, midfielder Yohan Cabaye, has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 35. Cabaye saw his one-year contract with Saint-Etienne expire at the end of last season and the Frenchman has decided to hang his boots after 543 appearances at six different clubs. The midfielder started his career with Lille in 2004 and helped the club win a league and cup double in the 2010-2011 season. He also made 48 appearances for the France national team. In an emotional tweet, which he captioned 'the final whistle', Cabaye shared a statement which read: 'It is with great emotion that after more than 17 years of passion, love for football, emotions greater than each other, memories that will forever remain serious in...
‘I thought Jurgen was not that kind of manager’ – Guardiola hits back at Klopp two-week coronavirus break claim
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‘I thought Jurgen was not that kind of manager’ – Guardiola hits back at Klopp two-week coronavirus break claim

The Liverpool boss sais Manchester City had a rest after a Covid-19 outbreak forced a postponement and training ground shut down Pep Guardiola has hit back at Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool boss claimed that Manchester City had two weeks off when they were hit by a Covid-19 outbreak. City’s clash with Everton on December 29 was called off hours before kick-off when five players and two staff members tested positive for coronavirus, forcing the training ground to shut down. Ahead of City’s trip to Anfield on Sunday, Klopp said that his side were tired and they had not had a "two-week break" like the Premier League leaders.
COVID-19: Atletico Striker, Dembele Tests Positive
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COVID-19: Atletico Striker, Dembele Tests Positive

Atletico striker, Moussa Dembele has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus disease. His club in a statement released on Thursday said the squad underwent testing on Wednesday, from which “Moussa Dembele’s result came back positive. According to the statement, Dembele is currently isolating in his home while strictly complying to the recommendations by health officials. “Moussa Dembele had a positive result for the coronavirus infection after the squad underwent a PCR test. “The striker remains isolated at his home, strictly complying with the recommendations of the health authorities and La Liga protocol,” the statement said. Dembele joined Atletico on loan in January from Lyon until the end of the season but is yet to make an appearance for the La Liga leaders. ...
Brighton vs Tottenham: Defeat Does not Put me in Hell – Mourinho
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Brighton vs Tottenham: Defeat Does not Put me in Hell – Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has insisted that a 1-0 defeat to Brighton on Sunday, does not put him in hell. Leandro Trossard’s first half finish proved to be the winner at the Amex Stadium. IThe result condemned Mourinho’s side to two successive Premier League defeats in four days. Spurs have now won only twice in nine league fixtures and are 11 points behind leaders Manchester City. Mourinho said: “We didn’t start well and after conceding the goal nothing improved. “My feeling was the team was a bit sad. The performance was not very good, but a victory doesn’t put me in paradise and a defeat doesn’t put me in hell. “Now we are in a difficult moment with results, injuries and self-esteem.” Up next for Mourinho and Tottenham, is a home fixture against ...
My Generation did a lot Wrong. Make it Uncomfortable for old Leaders to Remain in Government – Obasanjo tells Nigerian Youths
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My Generation did a lot Wrong. Make it Uncomfortable for old Leaders to Remain in Government – Obasanjo tells Nigerian Youths

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has asked Nigerian youths to make it uncomfortable for old leaders to remain in government. Speaking during a virtual interview with academic and historian Toyin Falola, the former President admitted his generation did a lot of wrong and also apologized to the youths. Obasanjo who noted that things are bad in the country, said Nigeria's fortune might change when youths step up. He said; “You (youths) have everything going for you and I don’t want you to feel discouraged. Things are bad in Nigeria but I believe it is only for a short while because it depends on you. “Whatever my generation might have done wrong –and I will be the first to admit that my generation has done a lot of wrong, (but) it is for your generation to do it better. ...
Rescue Nigeria From Failed Leaders – Northern Elders To Elite
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Rescue Nigeria From Failed Leaders – Northern Elders To Elite

The Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) yesterday appealed to the Nigerian elite to rescue the nation from what it described as “failed leaders”. According to the forum, the country is in a fragile state. The forum, through its Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said this in Abuja while speaking at the ‘2nd Never Again Conference: 51 Years After Nigerian-Biafran Civil War’ organised by an Igbo think-tank, Nzuko Umunna. He said the President Muhammadu Buhari had failed in all aspects of governance, calling on all well-meaning Nigerians to rise to the occasion of making Nigeria great again by speaking with one voice towards national cohesion. “We finished this war in 1970 and within four years, virtually all the Igbos who had left the north who were still alive ...
1999 constitution makes politics lucrative – Afe Babalola
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1999 constitution makes politics lucrative – Afe Babalola

Founder of Afe Babalola University, Afe Babalola has stated that the 1999 constitution makes politics lucrative in Nigeria.   Babalola who said this at an event organized by his university, called for a new constitution which will put a check on  “transactional leaders".   He said;   “There is a very simple solution to that. We need a new constitution where the different nations can develop at their own rate. “West was doing well under the old constitution, east was doing well under the old constitution, north was doing well under the old constitution. “But the present constitution puts leadership in a position that politics becomes the only lucrative business in Nigeria. “We don’t want transactional leaders anymore; we want transformational leaders, w...
Inter 3-1 Bologna: Hakimi strikes twice to close the gap on Milan
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Inter 3-1 Bologna: Hakimi strikes twice to close the gap on Milan

Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku were on target as Inter made it three wins from three in Serie A to move within two points of leaders Milan. Inter closed the gap on Serie A leaders Milan as Achraf Hakimi scored twice to help Antonio Conte's team to a 3-1 victory over Bologna. With Milan not playing until Sunday, Inter took the chance to move to within two points of their city rivals as they claimed a third straight league win. Romelu Lukaku got the ball rolling with his 12th goal of the season in all competitions, before Marcelo Brozovic's sublime pass played in Hakimi for a second.
Former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies at 94 after contracting Covid-19
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Former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies at 94 after contracting Covid-19

Former French president, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who became a champion of European integration in the early 1970s, has died at the age of 94 after contracting Covid-19.   Giscard, who served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981, had recently been hospitalised in Tours with respiratory problems and was released only to return back to the hospital in mid-November.   He died at his family home nearby after suffering from complications linked to the virus, according to a statement issued by the foundation he had set up and chaired.   “His state of health had worsened and he died as a consequence of Covid-19,” his family said in a statement to AFP.   The Foundation Valéry Giscard d’Estaing tweeted: “In accordance with his wishes, his funeral will ta...
2023: We Will Bring Prominent Leaders, Youths Into PDP – Saraki
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2023: We Will Bring Prominent Leaders, Youths Into PDP – Saraki

As political parties begin skeletal preparations for the 2023 general elections, immediate past President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has promised to woo political stakeholders, youths, businessmen among others to the fold of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in its push for a return to power at the centre. Saraki, who made the pledge, Wednesday, at the inauguration of the PDP National Reconciliation and Strategic Committee which he chairs, noted that with unity, the party would succeed in returning to power and give Nigerians the democracy dividends they have been yearning for in the past five and a half years. Decrying what he called the “lack of unity of purpose,” in the nation’s political leadership, the former Kwara state governor, counselled the PDP to go the whole ...
‘Cavani has nothing to prove’ – Tuchel well aware of threat ‘reliable’ Man Utd striker will pose PSG
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‘Cavani has nothing to prove’ – Tuchel well aware of threat ‘reliable’ Man Utd striker will pose PSG

The German head coach talked up the quality of his former player ahead of the French champions' trip to Old Trafford Thomas Tuchel insists Edinson Cavani has nothing to prove against Paris Saint-Germain, and that he's well aware of the threat the "reliable" Manchester United striker will pose his team. PSG travel to Old Trafford to face Group H leaders United in Manchester on Wednesday, with all eyes on star centre-forward Cavani. Cavani joined United on a free transfer on deadline day in October, having left PSG as the Ligue 1 champions' all-time leading scorer with 200 goals to his name in June.
I planned defection to APC with Anyim and NASS members – Umahi
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I planned defection to APC with Anyim and NASS members – Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has revealed that he planned his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim and some National Assembly members from the state.   Speaking at an APC stakeholders meeting in Abakaliki, Umahi said Anyim backed out of the plan because he (Umahi) went to see President Buhari over the defection plan without carrying him along.   The Governor who revealed that the only grievance of the NASS members and other leaders was that he joined APC before them, added that the plan was for Anyim and other leaders to join him in APC two weeks after he must have successfully defected.   He said;   “They were planning to ambush me, but it is difficul...
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Spurs face title test, wounded Liverpool host leaders Leicester

  Tottenham's title credentials face a thorough examination when they host Manchester City as the Premier League returns on Saturday after the international break. Spurs are just a point behind early pace-setters Leicester, but only three points separate the top six, with Chelsea and Aston Villa also having the chance to claim the top spot for a few hours at least when they face Newcastle and Brighton respectively. With the final international fixtures of the year done and dusted, a grueling winter schedule of club football awaits for England's top-flight with nine rounds of league matches before 2 January. Defending champions Liverpool are already bearing the brunt of the hectic schedule as Jurgen Klopp's squad has been ravaged by injury ahead of Leicester's trip to Anfie...
Igbo Believe In One Nigeria – Sen Okorocha
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Igbo Believe In One Nigeria – Sen Okorocha

Former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has said that the South East region of the country believes in one Nigeria. Sen. Okorachi who spoke to journalists after a meeting of South East leaders in Enugu, maintained that the whole Ndigbo believed in the entity called Nigeria, adding that the meeting was for peace and unity of Ndigbo and Nigeria in general. “This is a very timely meeting and the whole essence is for peace and unity in our Igbo land and Nigeria. We believe in the unity of this country and we believe in the entity called Nigeria and all Igbo do believe so”, he said. He reassured the youths of the South East leader’s commitment to attend to their demands and correct what has gone wrong before now. “We are deeply touched by the recent happenings and we nev...
You are not qualified to comment on Lekki shooting- Odi community leaders tell Obasanjo
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You are not qualified to comment on Lekki shooting- Odi community leaders tell Obasanjo

Leaders of Odi community in Bayelsa State have slammed former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his recent comments on the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos on October 20.   In the wake of the attack on the protesters, Obasanjo wrote a letter to President Buhari in which he condemned the deployment of military men to the protest.   In a statement released on Saturday, October 24, the community leaders recalled the Odi massacre carried out on November 20, 1999, by the Nigerian military on the predominantly Ijaw town of Odi in Bayelsa State over the indigenous rights to oil resources and environmental protection. They said the killing took place under the watch of Obasanjo who was President at the time. According to them, the former president's ...
Restructuring: Effective Leaders Listen, Sam Adeyemi Replies Presidency
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Restructuring: Effective Leaders Listen, Sam Adeyemi Replies Presidency

Senior Pastor of Lagos-based church, Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi, has joined other prominent Nigerians to call on the Federal Government, led by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to urgently restructure the country to save it from collapse. The cleric stated this on Monday in an apparent response to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. The Presidency had in the statement described recent calls for the restructuring of the country as “recurring threats to the corporate existence of the country.” The PUNCH had earlier reported that the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, had on Saturday called on the President to restructure the country “as soon ...
DSS Invites 10 APC Leaders in Edo for ‘Important Meeting’
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DSS Invites 10 APC Leaders in Edo for ‘Important Meeting’

10 leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State have been invited by the Department of State Services (DSS) for an ‘important meeting’. In one of the letters obtained by Channels Television, dated August 20, 2020 and addressed to one Tony Adun who is also known as Kabakaba, it was gathered that the politicians will be attending the meeting at the DSS Command Headquarters in Benin City on Saturday August 22.  Though the agenda of the meeting was not disclosed, Adun was asked to attend the meeting with the National Chairman of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) and eight other leaders of the APC in the state. These include Ehis Adams – APC Leader in Oredo, Osaro Idahosa – APC Leader in Ikpoba-Okha, and Okunb...
Femi Adesina Lacks Respect for Elders – Arewa Youths Blast Buhari’s aide for attacking Ango Abdullahi
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Femi Adesina Lacks Respect for Elders – Arewa Youths Blast Buhari’s aide for attacking Ango Abdullahi

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina over his comment against the Northern Elders’ Forum. AYCF called on Adesina to stop what it termed insults and unguarded words against NEF’s convener, Prof. Ango Abdullahi. Recall that Abdullahi had accused Buhari of failing in his responsibility of protecting people of the North, following several attacks by bandits and insurgents. The NEF convener had cried out that the North was at the mercy of criminals who are constantly terrorizing them. Responding, Adesina described NEF as mere irritant and featherweight. The presidential spokesman said NEF lacked good leaders However, AYCF berated Adesina for attacking NEF’s leadership, stressing that Buhari’s ...
15 Coronavirus Cases in Bauchi State Came from Cross River state – Governor Mohammed Bala
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15 Coronavirus Cases in Bauchi State Came from Cross River state – Governor Mohammed Bala

Governor Mohammed Bala has disclosed that 15 Coronavirus cases in Bauchi state he governs came from "infection-free" Cross River state. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday June 10, Governor Bala decried the violation of the interstate travel ban which he said has led to increased cases of the disease.   Bala said; “I don’t want to join issues with anybody. But I want to tell Nigerians that they are going to be accountable to God. “There is no need pretending that this thing is not there. We, as leaders, must come out and face the challenges. We in Bauchi, we are not pretending. “Some of our places of worship, especially the mosques, they are the epicentre of infections, and nobody is doing anything. “I am pleading with the people of Bauchi, if this thi...
Liverpool-linked Traore should ‘settle down’ with Wolves while pushing for Spain role, says Pulis
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Liverpool-linked Traore should ‘settle down’ with Wolves while pushing for Spain role, says Pulis

The manager would like to see the winger continue his upward trajectory with his current club and force his way into the national team Adama Traore has been linked with a move to Liverpool but his former manager Tony Pulis thinks he should "settle down" at Wolves and aim for the Spain squad. Barcelona youth product Traore has enjoyed a fantastic 2019-20 at Wolves, where he has scored four goals and supplied seven assists in the Premier League while playing primarily as a wing-back under Nuno Espirito Santo. The 24-year-old, with whom Pulis retains a good relationship following their time together at Middlesbrough, is reportedly wanted by league leaders Liverpool, plus Manchester City and Manchester United.

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