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‘I do with England!’ – Rashford diplomatically navigates Sancho question during Twitter Q&A
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‘I do with England!’ – Rashford diplomatically navigates Sancho question during Twitter Q&A

The Manchester United star discussed his role models among other subjects during his chat with fans Marcus Rashford has described Jadon Sancho as his favourite player in the Bundesliga, but sidestepped an attempt to lure him into acting as an agent to sign the Borussia Dortmund man for Manchester United. With a lull in club football due to the international break and Rashford absent from England duty due to injury, he opened up a Q&A on Twitter. The United star answered questions on a range of topics, and split the nation on his views on where he keeps his tomato ketchup, with Dortmund forward Sancho featuring on a couple of occasions.
Nigeria, A Nation Of Huge Gas Resources, Little Oil – Buhari
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Nigeria, A Nation Of Huge Gas Resources, Little Oil – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured of his administration’s poise to fully utilise Nigeria’s abundant gas resources to expand the economy and improve industrialisation. President Buhari spoke on Monday during his virtual participation at the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS), 2021 Pre-Summit Conference and the official launch of “The Decade of Gas in Nigeria”. Setting the tone for the development of the industry in the next ten years, President Buhari said given the country’s potential of about 600 trillion cubic feet of gas, the commodity has the enormous potential to diversify Nigeria’s economy. ‘‘The rising global demand for cleaner energy sources has offered Nigeria an opportunity to exploit gas resources for the good of the country. We intend to seize thi...
Drug Abuse is Fuelling Insecurity – Governor Tambuwal
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Drug Abuse is Fuelling Insecurity – Governor Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has stated that drug abuse has a role to play in the growing insecurity witnessed across the nation. The Governor who received the Sheikh Ahmed Gumi-led Bandits Repentance Initiative (S-GULBAR Initiative) in Sokoto on Saturday February 6, recalled how a serving Governor met some women who sold drugs in calabashes he thought contained dairy products.   Tambuwal said;   “We should also be mindful of the role that drug abuse plays in fueling the committing of these vices. “A counterpart of mine, a serving governor once narrated to me an incidence. He told me that he once visited a hamlet and wanted to patronise local women coming back from the market where they had gone to hawk dairy products and stuff, and one of them ran ...
China Becomes Second Nation To Plant Flag On The Moon After U.S
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China Becomes Second Nation To Plant Flag On The Moon After U.S

China has planted its flag on the Moon, more than 50 years after the US first planted the Stars and Stripes there. The pictures from China's National Space Administration show the five-starred Red Flag holding still on the windless lunar surface. They were taken by a camera on the Chang'e-5 space probe before it left the Moon with rock samples on Thursday. Two previous Chinese lunar missions had flags on the crafts' coatings - so neither could be affixed to the moon. The US planted the first flag on the Moon during the manned Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Five further US flags were planted on the lunar surface during subsequent missions up until 1972. In 2012 Nasa cited satellite images as showing that five of the flags were still standing, but experts quoted in media repor...
Nigerians react to Buhari’s speech on End SARS protests
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Nigerians react to Buhari’s speech on End SARS protests

Nigerians have taken to various social media platforms to react after President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation.   The address took place at 7pm on Thursday, October 22. Two days after End SARS protesters were shot at the Lekki toll gate. The shootings degenerated into chaos.   While speaking to Nigerians today, the president stated that Nigerians "misconstrued" the "promptness" with which the government acted on the End SARS demands "as a sign of weakness"   He added that "human lives have been lost" and properties have been destroyed "in the name of the End SARS protests."   He then listed the "measures and initiatives" the government has put in place for "youths, women and the most vulnerable groups in our society."   He then ...
England boss Neville: I want the Team GB job
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England boss Neville: I want the Team GB job

The outgoing England head coach says it remains his ambition to take charge of Team GB at next summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo Phil Neville has reiterated his desire to take Team GB to the rescheduled Olympic Games next summer, despite him being set to leave his post as England head coach in July of next year. It was announced in April that Neville would step down as the Lionesses' boss at the end of his contract, with him to be replaced by current Netherlands boss Sarina Wiegman, who will take over after taking her home nation to those Games. The former Manchester United defender was meant to guide Team GB at the Olympics in Tokyo in the summer of 2020, but the Games were pushed back 12 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, Neville is hopeful that, despite being set to ...
The President is not in Charge of this Nation – Wole Soyinka says
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The President is not in Charge of this Nation – Wole Soyinka says

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, says he does not believe President Buhari is the one in charge of the affairs of the nation. Soyinka who has never hidden his displeasure about the Buhari-led government, said this when he spoke in a fresh interview with PlusTV Africa. While reacting to the open letter the former military administrator to Kano state, Umar Dangiwa, wrote to the president in which he accused him of appointing only persons from his region into his government, Soyinka said “First of all, I was appalled by the silence that followed this revelation. I think those who are responsible for this criminal lopsidedness should be punished. It is not sufficient just to discuss it. It’s criminal. I have said this before. I don’t believe there is really anybody in charge in Aso R...
Racism Cannot Be ‘Normal’ In US, Obama Says Of Latest Police Killing
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Racism Cannot Be ‘Normal’ In US, Obama Says Of Latest Police Killing

Former President Barack Obama said on Friday he shared the “anguish” of millions of Americans over the death of a black man killed by police in Minnesota and that racism cannot be “normal” in the United States. “This shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America,” Obama said of the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd and several other recent racial incidents in the country. “It can’t be ‘normal,'” the first African-American president of the United States said in a statement. “If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must do better.” Floyd’s death on Monday sparked three nights of rioting in Minneapolis and protests against police brutality in other US cities. Floyd, 46, died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for more than...
South Africa to lift alcohol sales ban for home consumption from June
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South Africa to lift alcohol sales ban for home consumption from June

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said a controversial ban on the sale of alcohol would be lifted for home consumption when the country moves into level three of a five-tier coronavirus lockdown next month. South Africans were prohibited from buying alcohol and cigarettes when the country went into one of the world’s strictest lockdowns on March 27. The alcohol ban in South Africa was meant to prevent a spike in violence and reduce pressure on emergency wards as hospitals gear up to face a virus that has infected at least 22,583 people across country and killed 429. “Alcohol will be sold for home consumption only under strict conditions on specified days and for limited hours,” Ramaphosa announced in an address to the nation. “The sale of tobacco products will ...
Breaking! Nigeria extends Covid-19 lockdown
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Breaking! Nigeria extends Covid-19 lockdown

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 has extended the gradual easing of the lockdown by two weeks across the nation. The PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, made the announce this afternoon during the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja.
Presidency says there’s NO Presidential broadcast today!!!
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Presidency says there’s NO Presidential broadcast today!!!

The Presidency has debunked reports that President Muhammadu Buhari would be making a media broadcast today. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in a tweet via his verified Tweeter handle disclosed this minutes ago. He said no presidential broadcast was planned for today, adding that whatever update was available would be passed on by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Novel Coronavirus during its usual briefings. “No presidential broadcast on COVID-19 updates today. None was planned. Rather, the Presidential Task Force will during its usual media briefings bring the nation up to speed on the next steps”, the tweet read.
I don’t Report Directly to the Nation, I Report to the President- Professor Gambari Speaks after his Appointment
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I don’t Report Directly to the Nation, I Report to the President- Professor Gambari Speaks after his Appointment

Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the newly appointed Chief of Staff to the President who assumed office today, May 13, has pointed that he will only be reporting to the President and not to the nation. Gambari gave this clarification when he spoke to state house correspondents after attending the Federal Executive Council meeting in the statehouse Abuja. The 75-year-old diplomat thanked President Buhari for his appointment. “I thank the President of the Federal Republic for giving me the opportunity to serve him and of course, the country”, he said. When asked what Nigerians should expect from him as Chief of Staff, he said “We have not started, I’ll have to find out. I don’t report directly to the nation, I report to the President”. He pledged to serve the President to the...
Former Somalia goalkeeper Kanyare killed by unknown gunmen in mosque
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Former Somalia goalkeeper Kanyare killed by unknown gunmen in mosque

The former goalkeeper was killed while observing Ramadan prayers in a mosque on Thursday evening Former Somalia goalkeeper Abdiwali Olad Kanyare has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in a mosque located in Afgoye, near the nation's capital Mogadishu. The Somali Football Federation (SFF) confirmed the shooting which happened on Thursday evening and the death of Kanyare, who was also an administrator with a Caf B coaching license. He was killed while observing Ramadan prayers and the gunmen fled immediately after the incident.
Lockdown: We Can’t Party Even If We Have Cloths, Jaywon Laments
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Lockdown: We Can’t Party Even If We Have Cloths, Jaywon Laments

Nigerian singer Jaywon has lamented the continuous lockdown of the nation as a precaution against the pandemic ravaging nations. Taking his lamentation to his official Twitter handle on Friday, 24th April, the Gbon Gbon Gbon’ crooner lamented not being able to party even when there are clothes to be worn. He said: “We can’t party even if we have cloths.” We can’t party even if we have cloths — Ājé Daddy (@JAYWONJUWONLO) April 24, 2020
Lockdown: Zlatan Says He Now Tracks Giveaway Online To Buy Foodstuff
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Lockdown: Zlatan Says He Now Tracks Giveaway Online To Buy Foodstuff

Temidayo Michael simply known and addressed as Zlatan Ibile says the lockdown of the nation by the federal government affects him as well. According to the singer, he no longer sleeps at night as he tracks giveaways with the hope to get lucky so as yo buy food items in the house.   View this post on Instagram   Rapper Zlatan tells his followers why he doesn’t sleep at night A post shared by Naijaeverything Entertainment (@naijaeverything) on Apr 21, 2020 at 12:18am PDT
AY shares old photos of his wife, Mabel as he counters allegation of plastic surgery
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AY shares old photos of his wife, Mabel as he counters allegation of plastic surgery

Comedian AY has shared old photos of his wife Mabel Makun, to counter allegation of her undergoing plastic surgery. Recall that Mabel Makun had slammed those who claimed she underwent plastic surgery. The mother of one who insisted that she will go under the knife with pride if chooses to, stated that those spreading the rumour are filled with bitterness.   She wrote; There is nothing that I have not heard,from she has done her body to fake body and surgery body bla bla bla. They keep singing it like a song don’t you guys get tired? You all are beginning to sound like a broken record. Seriously though,let’s stop the bitterness and appreciate God’s handwork. The truth is,if in the future i choose to go under the knife,I will do it with pride     Mabel...
ASUU warns Buhari against slashing health, education budgets
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ASUU warns Buhari against slashing health, education budgets

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against cutting down the health and education budgets in the proposed 2020 revised appropriation. The union has also asked the government not to defraud the nation by muddling up budgeted social intervention funds with donated funds meant for palliatives for the vulnerable to cope with COVID-19 which has negatively affected their livelihoods. DAILY POST gathered that the federal government is proposing a slash of 50.76billion from the 111.78 billion budgeted for UBEC to bring it down to 61.02billion and a cut of 26.51billion from the 44.49billion allocated to Basic Health care to bring it down to 17.98 billion naira. But, ASUU while reacting, said the proposed cut by the government shows the gove...
COVID-19: God’ll heal Nigeria — Prophet Jones Erue
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COVID-19: God’ll heal Nigeria — Prophet Jones Erue

AS Nigeria still grapples on how to contain and treat those already infected with the dreaded coronavirus pandemic, Prophet Jones Erue of Jabez House of Prayers, has prophesied that God would pass through Nigeria and heal the country of the dreaded pandemic. True in a statement titled; “A Prophetic call for solemn Assembly: Its time for God’s move, said; “the spirit of God directed my attention to Joel 2: 15; Joel 2:15 as He instructed: Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly. “God said He will move through the land of Nigeria on the 16th of April and there will be a great shaking after which, there will be absolutely calm in the land. “The Vice President, Pastor Yemi Osibanjo should as a matter of urgency, call a solemn Assembly and proclaim a fast as a ...
France To Extend Virus Lockdown, Macron To Address Nation
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France To Extend Virus Lockdown, Macron To Address Nation

France is to further extend a lockdown ordered to slow the spread of the coronavirus, with President Emmanuel Macron to again address the nation next week, the French presidency said Wednesday. The confinement order “will be extended” beyond its current limit of April 15, a presidential official told AFP, adding that Macron will address the nation on Monday evening to present the new decisions on the fight against the virus. Macron will from now until Monday “speak to a large number of public and private actors — French, European and international — on what is at stake concerning COVID-19 and prepare the decisions that will be announced on Monday to the French,” the presidency said. It will be Macron’s third prime time address from the Elysee Palace since the crisis began. ...
4,500 Nigerian musicians to get N11,000 each as Coronavirus relief fund from COSON
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4,500 Nigerian musicians to get N11,000 each as Coronavirus relief fund from COSON

The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has announced a N50 million financial relief package for all Nigerian artistes as the nation continues to battle the Coronavirus pandemic.   In a statement released, President of COSON, Tony Okoroji, said since the beginning of the pandemic and the eventual lockdown of some states, himself and other board members have received calls from many artistes who are desperate for any kind of assistance as they have been affected by the pandemic and the current lockdown which has also  stopped entertainment activities across the country.   He said the orgaization's board has therefore approved the release of 50 Million Naira to be shared amongst about 4,500 members on the society’s register as at May 19th, 2019 as an Anti-Corona Em...
Nigeria eyes $1.3bn health fund to tackle COVID-19
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Nigeria eyes $1.3bn health fund to tackle COVID-19

Nigeria is looking to set up a $1.3 billion (1.2 billion euro) fund to boost its fragile healthcare system for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Saturday. Finance minister Zainab Ahmed met senior lawmakers to discuss pulling together the fund from government “special accounts” and international loans, a statement from the senate president’s office said. “What we are proposing is an establishment of a 500 billion naira COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund,” Ahmed was quoted as saying in the statement. “Our general view is that this crisis intervention fund is to be utilised to upgrade healthcare facilities.” The proposed fund is still subject to negotiations and would need to be approved by lawmakers, who have suspended their sittings due to the virus. “...
Let’s save our country – Mercy Eke advises Nigerians
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Let’s save our country – Mercy Eke advises Nigerians

After it was made known that all celebrities that attended the AMVCA 2020 should go on self – isolation. Former BBNaija winner, Mercy Eke has reacted to the news that she taking the virus so serious. A participant at the 2020 AMVCA is said to have the virus. Also, she said we Nigerian to do all our best to save the nation from this COVID19.
South Africa Goes into Total Lockdown Amid Coronavirus Crisis
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South Africa Goes into Total Lockdown Amid Coronavirus Crisis

The South African Government has announced that the nation will be going into total lockdown from Thursday March 26, in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the measures after coronavirus cases in the country increased from 274 to 402 on Monday March 23. According to Ramaphosa, the stay-at-home order which will be effective till April 16 does not apply to essential services personnel, including police, health care workers and those involved in the supply of goods, including food. He said in his address to the nation; “We need to urgently and dramatically escalate our response. “The next few days are crucial. Without decisive action the number of people infected will rapidly increase. “This is extremely d...
#Coronavirus: Nigeria announces 10 new coronavirus cases
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#Coronavirus: Nigeria announces 10 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria has now recorded 10 new cases of coronavirus, which includes the federal capital territory, Abuja. Furthermore, this news confirmed by the Minister of health, Osagie Ehanire during a live news on Saturday. Also, according to the statement three new cases confirmed in FCT and 7 more in Lagos. As at now, there are twenty two cases in the nation. Furthermore, he noted: “all ten new cases are Nigerian nationals; 9 of them have travel history to the Canada, France, Netherlands, Spain and United Kingdom. “They returned to the country in the past one week; the 10th case is a close contact of a previously confirmed case.” Also, Ehanire mentioned that all ten new cases have mild to moderate symptoms and are currently receiving treatment. He said contact tracing is ongo...
Coronavirus: Buhari will Address the Nation When the Time is Right – Lai Mohammed
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Coronavirus: Buhari will Address the Nation When the Time is Right – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has reacted to outcry over President Buhari not addressing the nation over the recent coronavirus outbreak in the country. Lai Mohammed stressed that the Nigerian leader may not say anything new as all information about the disease has been made available to Nigerians. He told newsmen that President Buhari will address the nation at the right time.   Lai Mohammed said; “When it is appropriate, Mr President will address the nation. But, I think what you want to hear from Mr President are the kind of things we are telling you. “This is not to preempt or second guess Mr President, I think he will do the needful.”
Catholics in Nigeria Wear Black on Ash Wednesday to Protest Insecurity in the Nation
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Catholics in Nigeria Wear Black on Ash Wednesday to Protest Insecurity in the Nation

Catholics in Nigeria are marking Ash Wednesday by wearing black clothes to protest the killings carried out by insurgents in Nigeria. In reaction to the security challenges in the country, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria were quoted in a statement asking the faithful to wear black or at least black armbands as a sign of mourning and solidarity with the victims of kidnapping and other violent crimes. Catholics who attended Ash Wednesday Mass at their different parishes to kick off the Lenten season did so in black attires. Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi   In a statement, signed by the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), the faithful were invited to join a "Day of Prayer Procession" to kick off the Lenten season, to ...
Kamou Malo to replace outgoing Paolo Duarte as Burkina Faso head coach
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Kamou Malo to replace outgoing Paolo Duarte as Burkina Faso head coach

The Burkina Faso Football Federation (FBF) made the change after Duarte failed to take the nation to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Kamou Malo will start his duties as Burkina Faso head coach at the end of July after the Burkina Faso Football Federation (FBF) elected not to renew the contract of Portuguese manager Paolo Duarte. The decision was announced by the federation on Tuesday after their “analysis of the situation” regarding the role of the head coach going forward. "After analysing the situation, the executive committee of the FBF took the decision to trust the local coach to lead the national team to the new challenges ahead," the federation stated.
Femi Fani-Kayode clashes with Dele Momodu over President Buhari being the ‘father of the nation’
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Femi Fani-Kayode clashes with Dele Momodu over President Buhari being the ‘father of the nation’

Femi Fani-Kayode clashed with Dele Momodu over his comment of President Buhari being the 'father of the nation'.   The Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, in a tweet which was a response to the 'explosion' in different parts of the country, stated that only President Buhari can stop the killings because he is 'the father of the nation'.    “Only one man can stop the imminent explosion and that is the father of the nation, President Muhammadu Buhari" he tweeted.   The former Aviation Minister and PDP Chieftain however countered the claim, alleging that Presiden Buhari cannot stop the 'explosion' because he started it. He also addressed President Buhari as the 'father of the fulanis'.    “Buhari cannot stop the imminent explosion because he is th...
Patient Commits Suicide At UBTH While Waiting For Doctors
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Patient Commits Suicide At UBTH While Waiting For Doctors

According to a report by The Nation, a yet to be identified man who was admitted at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has killed himself. The incident was said to have occurred last Saturday at the Accident and Emergency (A & E) Ward of the hospital. Witnesses said the man stabbed himself to death with a broken louvre beside his bed while waiting for doctors to attend to him. According to the witness who said he was also admitted at the hospital said the deceased came to the hospital with his wife. “The man suddenly became wild and broke a louvre beside his window and stabbed himself to death”, he said. “His wife was not around. She went out to buy something outside. There was blood everywhere. We were lucky not to have been injured. “The dead body of...
Defend Nigeria with your lives’ – VP Yemi Osinbajo tells the military
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Defend Nigeria with your lives’ – VP Yemi Osinbajo tells the military

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerian military officers to take pride in defending the country as they take pride in adorning their beautiful uniform.   He said the military career, which is meant to defend the territorial integrity of the country, is the most civic service to the nation. The Vice-President noted that it is beyond just earning salary and getting a chance to wear the coveted uniform. Osinbajo said it is about putting their lives on the line for the safety and welfare of millions of Nigerians.   The Vice-President stated this as the Reviewing Officer at the passing out parade of 187 new officers who were commissioned at this year’s Direct Short Service Course 28 at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base in Kaduna. He told the new military officers ...
Ellis: USWNT win over France was the ‘most intense game I’ve ever been a part of’
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Ellis: USWNT win over France was the ‘most intense game I’ve ever been a part of’

The U.S. advanced to the World Cup semifinal with a 2-1 win in front of a sold-out crowd at Parc des Princes U.S. head coach Jill Ellis has praised her side’s defeated rival France, saying that Friday night’s World Cup quarterfinal was the most intense match she’s ever been a part of. The USWNT got past the host nation with a 2-1 win at Parc des Princes, as Megan Rapinoe’s two goals were enough to see her side through to the semifinals. Unlike most U.S. matches, however, Ellis’s side ceded much of the possession and initiative to their opponent. France had 60 percent of the possession while taking 20 total shots, in comparison to 10 for the USWNT.
Senegal are not favourites to win the Afcon title – Moussa Konate
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Senegal are not favourites to win the Afcon title – Moussa Konate

Having not won the continental title previously, the 26-year-old has dismissed suggestions that they are major contenders for the trophy in Egypt Moussa Konate has played down expectations that Senegal are favourites to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) which starts on June 21. Senegal qualified for the African showpiece without a defeat, winning five games and drawing one to emerge as Group A leaders with 10 points. The impressive performances earned them top spot as the best football nation in Africa and 23rd in the world on the last Fifa ranking release.
Kenya 1-0 Madagascar: Victor Wanyama on the spot as Harambee Stars shine
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Kenya 1-0 Madagascar: Victor Wanyama on the spot as Harambee Stars shine

The two nations used the friendly to gauge their preparedness ahead of the Afcon finals, set to start on June 21 in Egypt Victor Wanyama struck from the penalty spot as Harambee Stars registered a slim 1-0 win over Madagascar in a friendly played on Friday night. The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder rose for the occasion in the second half to coolly convert past the Madagascar keeper, in the friendly which saw keeper Patrick Matasi save a penalty in the first half to keep Kenya in the game. The East African nation started the match on a low note, resorting to defend and attack in numbers. It was a tactic that gave the opponents more time on the ball and could have been punished in the first half.
Women’s World Cup on UK TV: How to watch & live stream all the games
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Women’s World Cup on UK TV: How to watch & live stream all the games

The excitement is building ahead of what promises to be a thrilling tournament and here's how you can catch all the action from France The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup promises to be the biggest event of its kind yet. Taking place in France across nine venues, the action gets underway on Friday, June 7 when the host nation, and one of the favourites, tackle South Korea at Paris Saint-Germain’s Parc des Princes in the capital, a match that was rapidly sold out. There is particular interest from the home nations, too, with England and Scotland paired together in Group D along with Argentina and Japan.
I don’t think any nation is doing what this government has done – Fashola
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I don’t think any nation is doing what this government has done – Fashola

Former Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, says the strides recorded by President Muhammadu Buhari's government could hardly be achieved by any other nation. He stated this during a recent interview at his office in Abuja, the nations capital. “This government is doing something that I don’t think many if any nation has done before. They are building the entire infrastructure at the same time ports, airports, rail, roads, power, all simultaneously at the same time. “Often times, what most countries do is to finish one then go to the other. And it is because we have outgrown our infrastructure as a nation. And that is why you will see the commitment of the President to projects like the second Niger bridge, the Igbodo-Ogoni bridge, the Mambilla power plant, ...
NYSC Speaks On ‘Increasing Corpers’ Monthly Allowance To N31,800′
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NYSC Speaks On ‘Increasing Corpers’ Monthly Allowance To N31,800′

National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has dismissed as fake news reports making the rounds on social media that serving corps members will be paid N31,800 as monthly stipends following the signing of the new minimum wage into law by President Muhammadu Buhari. A Deputy Director at the NYSC headquarters Abuja, Eddy Megwa told Vanguard on Wednesday that the federal government is yet to inform the Scheme of any increases in the stipends of serving corps members. He stressed that though the NYSC does not pay corps members directly, the federal government will inform the Scheme of any increases before a stipend figure different from the current N19,800 is made available to the public. He said, “The NYSC does not pay corps members any sum of money directly as stipends but the federal gove...
Easter: Goodluck Jonathan Sends Message to Nigerians
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Easter: Goodluck Jonathan Sends Message to Nigerians

Former president, Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to remain resolute on love for the nation and work towards building a country during the Easter season. Jonathan said this in a statement, on Thursday in Abuja advising Nigerians not to give up, adding that “Through our faith and collective actions, we will overcome the tempests of violence, misery, and insecurity that threaten our nation.” The statement read: “Easter is a time Christians celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ who offered Himself as a sacrifice for the remission of the sins of the world. Christ’s resurrection as a testimony of the new covenant is the justification for Christians’ commemoration of the triumph of life over death, freedom over bondage and hope over despair, at this tim...
Pope kisses feet of South Sudan leaders
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Pope kisses feet of South Sudan leaders

Pope Francis on Thursday knelt to kiss the feet of South Sudan’s previously warring leaders, in a dramatic gesture after an unprecedented retreat at the Vatican. Pope however urged them to not return to a civil war. He also appealed to President Salva Kiir, his former deputy turned rebel leader Riek Machar, and three other vice presidents to respect a peace agreement they signed and commit to forming a unity government in May. “I am asking you as a brother to stay in peace. I am asking you with my heart, let us go forward. “There will be many problems but they will not overcome us. Resolve your problems,” Francis said in improvised remarks. The leaders appeared to be stunned as the 82-year-old pope, helped by aides, knelt with difficulty to kiss the shoes of the two main opposing lead...
Israel Becomes Seventh Nation To Orbit The Moon
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Israel Becomes Seventh Nation To Orbit The Moon

Israel just became the seventh nation to orbit the moon. After slowly spiraling away from Earth for the past six weeks, an Israeli spacecraft known as Beresheet slipped into orbit around the moon on Thursday. This was a historic achievement for the little robot, but it paves the way for something truly epic: a lunar touchdown attempt a week from now. If Beresheet succeeds on April 11, it will become the first Israeli craft, and the first privately funded vehicle, ever to land on the surface of the moon. “The lunar capture is an historic event in and of itself — but it also joins Israel in a seven-nation club that has entered the moon’s orbit,” Morris Kahn said in a statement. “A week from today, we’ll make more history by landing on the moon, joining three superpowers who have...
‘Private clinic where baby died not registered’
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‘Private clinic where baby died not registered’

HJ CLAIROOWEN Medical Centre and Maternity in Egbeda where 15-month-old Taye died on Sunday during a blood transfusion is not registered, The Nation learnt on Wednesday. Officials at the State Ministry of Health told our Correspondent that the details of the hospital could not be found in the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA). HJ CLAIROOWEN situated at 10, Busari Street became embroiled in scandal following the death of the twin girl, whose parents alleged that she was infused blood without screening. The child’s father, Adeola Adetunji had accused a paediatrician at Igando General Hospital identified simply as Dr. Joy of luring his wife from the government hospital to her private clinic on Sunday night where his daughter died due to negligence. At the ...
PDP scores self high, says it will take over from Obiano
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PDP scores self high, says it will take over from Obiano

This was disclosed by the state Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Nnamdi Nwangwu while speaking with newsmen in Nnewi on the party’s performance in the elections. Nwangwu attributed the superlative performance of the party to quality leadership offered by Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu’s led executive committee. While agreeing that PDP had always bedeviled by factional and divisional tendencies before any major election, he said that it has not been the case under the watch of Chief Nwobu. The PDP image maker in the State noted that “for the first time since 1998, the party worked together under one umbrella and as a family and that was a major factor in our impressive outing at the polls.” According to Nwangwu, PDP under the present dispensation was able to produce two senators and s...
Gov. Okowa receives certificate of return as INEC withholds four others
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Gov. Okowa receives certificate of return as INEC withholds four others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Wednesday presented certificate of return to Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and withheld certificates of return of four assembly constituencies due to pending court cases. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that out of the 29 constituencies in the assembly, four constituencies were not issued certificate of return due to pending cases in court. The four constituencies denied certificate of return were: Ethiope East (APC); Ughelli North I (APC); Ughelli North II (APC); and Ukwuani Constituency (PDP). At the presentation ceremony in Asaba, the National Commissioner of INEC in charge of South-South, Dr. Mohammed Lecky, urged politicians to place the nation above self even in time of victory. “This is the only way the d...
Details of Buhari’s meeting with APC Governors, Senators-elect emerges
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Details of Buhari’s meeting with APC Governors, Senators-elect emerges

President Muhammadu Buhari has frowned at some actions and decisions of the 8th National Assembly, saying such activities remained regrettable. Buhari made this known when he hosted state governors and senators-elect of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to a dinner at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday night. He particularly cited the deliberate and persistent delay in passing the nation’s annual budget by the National Assembly. He, therefore, challenged the in-coming 9th National Assembly to do things differently from the outgoing 8th senate so as to enable his administration achieve its target of transforming the nation. “This is my fifth and last time of standing for an election – for that reason, I’ll like to leave something behind. “And what I want to leave cann...
Nigeria is short of Men of Integrity in Positions of Power – Osinbajo
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Nigeria is short of Men of Integrity in Positions of Power – Osinbajo

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, says Nigeria as a Nation is not short of ideas, projects or money but what the country is short of is men and women of integrity in the positions of power. The Vice President said this when he spoke at a gathering of the All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters at a dinner in Abuja. “As I repeated many times during the course of the campaign that our country is not short of idea, we are not short of projects; we are not short of money either; what we are short of is integrity in office. Corruption is the major problem that our country has faced and once we are able to deal with it effectively, our country will be the great nation that it ought to be.” he said
Pres Buhari Addresses The Nation, Thanks Millions Of Nigerians That Voted Him
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Pres Buhari Addresses The Nation, Thanks Millions Of Nigerians That Voted Him

The newly president-elect, Pres. Buhari was at the APC Presidential Campaign Council Office early this morning where he addressed the country shortly after INEC declared him the winner of the presidential election. He thanks millions of Nigerians who voted him to continue serving us for the next four years. In attendance are APC stalwarts, the vice president, prof Yemi Osibanjo, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu among others
Oyedepo Rains Curses Ahead of The Presidential Election
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Oyedepo Rains Curses Ahead of The Presidential Election

Founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo has rained curses against those killing Nigerians ahead of the presidential election. He made this known in reaction to the postponed general elections which have now been rescheduled to commence as from February 23. While addressing his congregation with a sermon, Oyedepo pronounced tribulation on those dragging the country backward. According to him, ‘Nigeria is gone’, and is only surviving because of the prayers from the Church. He said: “How long do we keep going on and off, forward and backward in this country. Ordinary election we cannot manage in Nigeria. “A country you take one step forward and 20 steps backward, a country where they kill people for sacrifice so they can win the election. “Minus the...
Atiku To Address The Nation Tomorrow Via Twitter & Facebook
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Atiku To Address The Nation Tomorrow Via Twitter & Facebook

The most likely winner of the 2019 Presidential election and Presidential Candidate of the PDP will be addressing Nigerians tomorrow. Atiku who took to twitter to make the announcement wrote : "I will be making a broadcast on Twitter and Facebook at 9am tomorrow. Tune in." Atiku has never hidden his desire to use information and communication technology to solve Nigerias myraid of problems. Tune in by 9 am tomorrow.... Nigeria needs a tech-savvy President
Abacha’s Son Promises Buhari 2 Million Votes
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Abacha’s Son Promises Buhari 2 Million Votes

The late Head of State, Gen Sani Abacha‘s son, Alhaji Mohammed Abacha who is the governorship candidate of the Advance Peoples Democratic Alliance  in Kano State, has promised to deliver 2 million votes in the state to President Muhammadu Buhari. Abacha publicly endorsed the All Progressives Congress’  presidential candidate for a second term while addressing reporters  at his campaign office on Maguwa Road in Kano on Monday, Punchng.com reports. Abacha said, “The APDA in its search for a torchbearer  for  this great nation, has found Buhari as a man of integrity, transparency and he is incorruptible. “We have noticed tremendous improvement in the area of security in Nigeria, especially in the North-East. Again, the stability in our economy and agriculture is a thing of joy. Th...

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