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Indian man gets double life term for killing his wife using cobra
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Indian man gets double life term for killing his wife using cobra

The Kollam Additional Sessions Court in Kerala, India on Wednesday, imposed a double life sentence on Sooraj S Kumar for killing his wife using a cobra. Sooraj had killed his 25-year-old wife, Uthra on May 7, 2020, by letting a cobra bite her in her sleep. The crime became known widely known as the 'Uthra murder case' and garnered international attention. In a case described by the prosecution as ‘rarest of the rare’, the convict was awarded life sentences on charges of Sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) as well as 10 years rigorous imprisonment under Section 328 (causing harm using poison) and seven years imprisonment under Section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the IPC along with a fine of Rs 5 lakh. The trial court stopped short of awarding...
Ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero joins Serie A side Venezia on a free transfer until the end of the season
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Ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero joins Serie A side Venezia on a free transfer until the end of the season

Former Manchester United goalkeeper, Sergio Romero has joined Italian side Venezia on a free transfer until the end of the season. The 34-year-old has been a free agent since leaving United in the summer and has held talks with a number of clubs, but decided to sign for Venezia who are 17th in Serie A, just above the relegation places. The Argentine has put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the season with the option of a further year if all goes well. Venezia announced the move on Tuesday morning, with a club statement that read: 'Venezia FC is pleased to announce the signing of Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 34, on a free transfer. 'Romero is Argentina’s all-time most-capped goalkeeper and last played for Manchester United. Welcome, Sergio.' The Argentina inte...
Your job now on line due to two Man Utd stars – Paul Merson tells Solskjaer
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Your job now on line due to two Man Utd stars – Paul Merson tells Solskjaer

Arsenal hero, Paul Merson, has told Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, that his job is now on the line because of how he has handled Jadon Sancho and Donny van de Beek so far this season. Merson believes Solskjaer cannot get away with it anymore, adding that the only way to get the best out of Sancho and Van de Beek is to keep playing them. Van de Beek has played just two matches for Man United this season, while Sancho is yet to hit the ground running since joining the club from Borussia Dortmund. But Merson believes Solskjaer must continue to give both players opportunities instead of having them sitting on the bench during Man United matches. “Time wasn’t so long ago when playing poorly and having two players you forked out £110m for on the bench was a recipe...
Before you open your mouth to talk, beg God for divine wisdom – Actor Uche Maduagwu tackles Ruth Kadiri after she said Nigerians don’t deserve help
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Before you open your mouth to talk, beg God for divine wisdom – Actor Uche Maduagwu tackles Ruth Kadiri after she said Nigerians don’t deserve help

Actor Uche Maduagwu has slammed his colleague, Ruth Kadiri, over the post she made on Thursday,, October 7. Ruth in a post shared on her Instagram page berated Nigerians for the attitude they display when public figures decide to use their platforms to speak on national issues. She ended her post by saying Nigerians do not deserve help and that people should not bother. Reacting to her post via his Instagram page, Maduagwu asked her to also seek God's wisdom before opening her mouth. Dissatisfied with her opinion that Nigerians do not deserve help, Uche wrote; ''Dear Ruth, before you open your mouth to talk, beg God for divine wisdom, how do you know Nigerians do not deserve HELP? How many #scholarship have you given? How many foodstuff you don give out? Or job opportunities y...
Rochas Okorocha advises Nigerians to engage in inter-ethnic marriages
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Rochas Okorocha advises Nigerians to engage in inter-ethnic marriages

Imo Senator, Rochas Okorocha has appealed to Nigerians to engage in inter-ethnic marriages as a means of promoting peace and unity in the country. The former Imo State governor, who was the chairman of an annual public lecture organised on Culture and the Management of Diversity in Nigeria by the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), said inter-tribal marriage is a way of building cross-cultural understanding among Nigerians. Represented by Professor Sunny Ododo, the General Manager, National Theatre, on Thursday, October 7 in Kano state, Okorocha argued that with over 400 languages and over 200 ethnic groups, Nigerian’s cultural diversity was certainly an asset . Okorocha who is the Senate Committee Chairman on Culture and Tourism insisted that the Federal Governm...
Rejuvenated Abraham loving life with Jose in Rome
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Rejuvenated Abraham loving life with Jose in Rome

Tammy Abraham is loving life under Jose Mourinho after answering the Roma manager's call to spurn Premier League interest for a fresh start in the Italian sunshine. The 24-year-old this summer became the latest English talent to head abroad as a lack of opportunities under Thomas Tuchel saw him bring down the curtain down on his long association with Chelsea. Abraham scored a hat-trick in what proved to be Frank Lampard's final match in January and only played seven more times for the club, with the striker left out of the victorious Champions League final squad. He subsequently swapped Stamford Bridge for the Stadio Olimpico in search of game time, joining Roma in a £34m deal and scoring four goals in his first 10 matches under Mourinho. He said: "Why Italy? Good question....
Public Interest in Women’s Sport rises during Pandemic
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Public Interest in Women’s Sport rises during Pandemic

Public interest in women's sport has risen during the pandemic, with 21 per cent of UK adults following it more than they did 18 months ago, according to a new report published by Sky Sports and Leaders in Sport. The new research shows that eyeballs are increasingly focused on women's competitions, with a significant rise in the number of men watching and engaging during the pandemic; nearly a quarter of men (24 per cent) say they now follow more women's sport than they did 18 months ago. The report 'Women's Sport: Bouncing Back from the Pandemic?' also reveals some of the causes, with over two-thirds (68 per cent) of those who follow more women's sport stating that their enjoyment of broadcast coverage fuelled their interest. Tracey Crouch MP, chair of the fan-led review into...
Why I’m Supporting Whitemoney To Win BBNaija – Actor, Fred Amata Opens Up
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Why I’m Supporting Whitemoney To Win BBNaija – Actor, Fred Amata Opens Up

Fred Amata, the veteran Nigerian actor, has revealed that he is supporting Whitemoney to win the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality TV show because he is talented and hardworking. In an interview with Saturday Beats, Amata said, “I and Whitemoney met many years ago at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. He had a very fantastic haircut that I liked and I commented on it. He said he was the one who did it. From there, we began a relationship that has lasted many years. “Whitemoney is multi-talented. At that time, he had a barbing saloon and photo studio. He also had a music studio. He produced some songs and also organised some shows in the Ojuelegba area, and he invited me for some of them. He gave many talented up-and-coming artistes opportunities with his studio.” “Whit...
Police warns Christians to stop organizing prayers inside forest to avoid being kidnapped
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Police warns Christians to stop organizing prayers inside forest to avoid being kidnapped

The Ogun state police command has advised members of the public to desist from holding prayer sessions in the forest so as to avoid being kidnapped. The command said that people still organise prayer sessions in the forest despite series of warnings that this makes them easy preys for kidnappers hiding in those forests. A statement signed by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, reads in part: "It is worthy of note that the present security situation in the country does not favour organizing prayer sessions in isolated places." The police spokesman said that the command was working to get rid of kidnappers. However, in the meantime, Oyeyemi urged the general public to "desist from creating opportunities for them to operate." He encouraged memb...
Guardiola turns to young players as Manchester City are hit by injury crisis
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Guardiola turns to young players as Manchester City are hit by injury crisis

Academy stars to be given their first-team opportunities as the Catalan coach aims to mastermind record fifth successive League Cup success An injury crisis at Manchester City will see Pep Guardiola turn to the club’s youth academy for their Carabao Cup clash with League One opponents Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday. City are aiming to lift the trophy for a record fifth successive season with their last defeat in the competition back in October 2016. However, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Rodri, Oleksander ZInchenko and Zack Steffen were all missing from Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Southampton while Guardiola is set to rest a host of senior players with difficult trips to Chelsea, Paris St-Germain and Liverpool coming immediately after the League Cup clash.
How Nigeria can host FIFA competitions – Infantino
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How Nigeria can host FIFA competitions – Infantino

FIFA President, Mr Gianni Infantino, on Thursday, revealed how Nigeria can be made a destination for FIFA competitions and top Grade A football matches. The FIFA boss gave the insight in Abuja when Sunday Dare, Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, took him on a tour of the renovated main bowl of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium. Infantino, who was visibly happy with the re-grassed pitch at the stadium, said well-maintained stadia with good pitches were key to hosting grade A matches. He said FIFA was ready to work more closely with Nigeria to develop the game and host more grade A matches in the country. “We (FIFA) have to make sure when a country, when a government with the President, the minister and private persons are investing in football, in stadiums, ...
Jesse will be ready to go on Sunday-Maguire
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Jesse will be ready to go on Sunday-Maguire

Man Utd captain Harry Maguire says Lingard will learn from his mistake and believes there is plenty of time for United to get their Champions League campaign back on track. He said: "In terms of Jesse, no footballer likes making mistakes, but it's part and parcel of the game. We're humans, every footballer makes mistakes. We'll learn from it, he'll learn from it and he'll pick himself up and be ready to go on Sunday because that's part of football. "Discipline is a huge part of tournament football. For example, if this was a knockout game and we go out of the competition because we go down to 10 men, I'm sure everyone would be kicking themselves. We're fortunate that it's the first game of the group and we have loads of time to bounce back from it, but discipline is a huge part o...
Rio Ferdinand reveals Demand Ronaldo will make from Man Utd teammates
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Rio Ferdinand reveals Demand Ronaldo will make from Man Utd teammates

BT Sport pundit, Rio Ferdinand, has said Cristiano Ronaldo would already have spoken to his new Manchester United teammates, to encourage them to put the ball into the box more. Ronaldo scored twice on his second debut at Old Trafford, as United saw off Newcastle 4-1 on Saturday. But Ferdinand believes the 36-year-old will not have been entirely happy, as the wide men failed to utilize his aerial ability. Speaking on his Vibe with FIVE YouTube show, Ferdinand explained: “He can jump, but again it’s about positioning of where he’s going to be to receive the ball. “That’s one thing that I would say, not a criticism, but one thing to look at and learn from, from Man United’s point of view from the weekend’s first game. “And I’m telling you, he’d have been in the...
‘They’re all pedophiles’ – Singer  Alanis Morissette reveals she was raped by multiple men when she was just 15
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‘They’re all pedophiles’ – Singer Alanis Morissette reveals she was raped by multiple men when she was just 15

Canadian singer and actress, Alanis Morissette has come forward as a victim of multiple statutory rapes. The Jagged Little Pill singer made the disturbing claims in a documentary premiering on Monday at the Toronto Film Festival, according to the Washington Post, which viewed the film. The HBO film, titled Jagged, includes an interview in which Morissette says that multiple men had sex with her when she was a 15-year-old Canadian pop star. She also said that  it took her years to realize she was a sex attack victim 'It took me years in therapy to even admit there had been any kind of victimization on my part,' says Morissette, now 47, in the film. 'I would always say I was consenting, and then I'd be reminded like 'Hey, you were 15, you're ...
Serie A wrap: Fares bags brace on Genoa debut, AC Milan’s Kessie misses penalty against Lazio
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Serie A wrap: Fares bags brace on Genoa debut, AC Milan’s Kessie misses penalty against Lazio

The Algeria international found the net twice in his first match for Griffin, while other African players suffered contrasting fortunes in Italy Mohamed Fares began his Genoa spell with a brace as the Griffin prevailed 3-2 over Cagliari away from home in Sunday's Serie clash. Due to limited playing opportunities at Lazio, the Algeria international was loaned to Stadio Luigi on August 31. Against the Islanders, he came off the bench to propel his team to their first victory of the 2021-22 campaign.
5G is not harmful to our health – Isa Pantami tells Nigerians
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5G is not harmful to our health – Isa Pantami tells Nigerians

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has asked Nigerians to ignore the concerns being expressed by some persons about the fifth-generation (5G) network, stating that the 5G networks are not in any way harmful. Pantami stated this after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja on Wednesday September 8, where he also said the National Policy on fifth-generation (5G) network in Nigeria was approved. According to him, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have confirmed the network is not harmful to people’s health.   “Both of them confirm that there are no any adverse health effects of 5G and it has not been proven to be any harmful to our health. Most importantly, even its freque...
I was not happy at Arsenal – Willian opens up
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I was not happy at Arsenal – Willian opens up

Willian has admitted he was unhappy at Arsenal, in his first interview since leaving the club. The Brazil midfielder agreed to terminate his three-year contract with the Gunners and has now signed for Corinthians. His departure from the Emirates came only one year after he arrived on a free transfer from Chelsea. Willian found the back of the net just once in 37 appearances. The 33-year-old is now relieved to have put his time at Arsenal behind him. “I really thought a lot, together with my family and close people. Unfortunately, my time at Arsenal was not good, I wasn’t happy at the club. “I don’t need to go into details, but I wasn’t happy and I thought that returning to Brazil was the best option. “I studied some other opportunities, but I wanted to return to Cori...
Runtown’s ex-girlfriend, Adut Akech buys her first house in US
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Runtown’s ex-girlfriend, Adut Akech buys her first house in US

Runtown's ex-girlfriend, Adut Akech has shared her excitement of buying her first house in the United States. Akech who noted that she is quiet about personal things, stated that buying the house is a big achievement and proud moment for her not to share with the world. The 21-year-old model disclosed that she now owns 5 houses with her recent acquisition in Los Angeles, California. She further averred that she is proud of herself for staying focused and working hard to get to where she is. Akech wrote; I DID IT, I BOUGHT MY FIRST HOUSE in America!!!!! I’m usually quiet about personal things like this, I just be moving in silence but this one is TOO big of an achievement and proud moment for me to not share with the world. I cannot believe that at...
Why Liberia lost 2-0 to Nigeria – Garkpah
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Why Liberia lost 2-0 to Nigeria – Garkpah

Liberia Football Association communication manager, Gologo Ben Garkpah, has said their national team lost 2-0 to Nigeria, because they showed their hosts too much respect. Kelechi Iheanacho’s first-half brace at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, saw the Super Eagles begin their World Cup qualifying series with a win. Reflecting on the result, Garkpah provided an assessment of why the Lone Stars were unable to scale the hurdle postured by Gernot Rohr’s men. “I think we started slowly. We showed too much respect to the Super Eagles as we didn’t create many scoring opportunities. “We didn’t trouble [Maduka] Okoye much; he looked to be on holiday for most of the game probably because the formation did not allow us to push higher up the pitch and mount pressure on their back four. “A...
BBNaija Housemates Don’t Have To Act Immorally To Succeed – Maryam Charles Speaks
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BBNaija Housemates Don’t Have To Act Immorally To Succeed – Maryam Charles Speaks

Maryam Charles, an actress and filmmaker, is of the opinion that Big Brother Naija housemates don’t have to act immorally for them to succeed on the show and beyond. Reacting to people who see the show as immoral, Charles told Saturday Beats, “There are two sides to that question. If you think it is immoral, you are also forgetting that the show literally changes the lives of those that take part in it. It gives them a better life and opportunities to become wealthy. And, it does that in a short while. That alone, for me, makes it important. However, I know for a fact that housemates do not have to do immoral things to make it. If that’s why some people are saying the show is immoral, then I understand. Housemates can get carried away and forget their home training.” Charles, who...
Nigeria has not made Progress in 40 Years – Sanusi
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Nigeria has not made Progress in 40 Years – Sanusi

Former Emir of Kano and ex-governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Muhammadu Sanusi II, has said Nigeria has not made any progress economically in the last 40 years. The former CBN bank said this while speaking at a symposium organised in Kaduna on Saturday, August 14, to celebrate his 60th birthday. Speaking at the symposium, he said; “Calling me controversial or calling me an enemy or critic, will not make those facts go away. So, anywhere we go, we must face these facts. Am I happy about it on my 60th birthday? No. Because, 60 years ago when I was born, the United States government advisory was telling investors that Nigeria has a better economic future than Japan. Today, where are we and where is Japan? It is not about one or two governments, it is about decades of a p...
Top 20 UK University in 2022 for your Business education
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Top 20 UK University in 2022 for your Business education

Prof Bill Russell, an Economist and Associate Dean for International in the School of Business, at the University of Dundee, Scotland UK, shares his view of business education and explains why starting your education in January 2022 might be the right thing to do. “Businesses of all sizes and in all industries have been affected in some way during 2020 and 2021 as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic. When we move into 2022, and beyond, the way businesses operate internationally, will change, possibly in some ways forever. “Although this will prove challenging for many, it will also offer up a great opportunity for others. And with that, some great opportunities for enthusiastic graduates.” Prof Russell goes on to explain: “Businesses are going to need graduates with a ...
”The Opportunities that come with this is huge”- New bbnaija housemate, JMK, reveals she forfeited her call to bar just to be on the Show
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”The Opportunities that come with this is huge”- New bbnaija housemate, JMK, reveals she forfeited her call to bar just to be on the Show

New BBNaija housemate, JMK, has revealed that she jettisoned her call to bar this year just to be on the reality TV show. JMK and three others came into the house last night. While speaking to her fellow housemate, Angel, in the room last night, JMK said she just took her bar exam and her results were good but that the call to the bar ceremony and her entrance into the house clashed and that she chose the show over her call to the bar because the opportunities that come with the show is huge. In her words ''I didn't make it for my call to bar. It was either this...I mean I can always do it. My result came out well so I can always do like the call to bar later. So it was either I come for this or I miss this opportunity and just do the call to bar. It was tough for me. I was l...
Messi discusses PSG Move with Pochettino after leaving Barcelona
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Messi discusses PSG Move with Pochettino after leaving Barcelona

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has spoken to Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, about a potential move to the French Ligue 1 giants after leaving Barcelona. Messi leaves Barcelona after failing to sign a new five-year contract on Thursday. The 34-year-old, who first joined Barcelona’s Academy in 2000, will now play for another club in the 2021/22 season. The forward has already been heavily linked with PSG, where he could reunite with his friend, Neymar. However, Independent UK is now reporting that Messi had direct talks with Pochettino late on Thursday night in a bid to join PSG. PSG are now looking to find a way to make the transfer work. Pochettino’s side currently looks like the most viable option, as one of the few clubs able to affo...
Priests should guide their parishioners and not attack them – Chimamanda Adichie replies Catholic Parish Priest who verbally attacked her during her mother’s funeral mass
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Priests should guide their parishioners and not attack them – Chimamanda Adichie replies Catholic Parish Priest who verbally attacked her during her mother’s funeral mass

Chimamanda Adichie has replied a Catholic Parish Priest who verbally attacked her over comments she made about the Catholic church in Nigeria, during her mother's funeral mass in Abba community of Enugu state. The celebrated author who revealed that she left the church angrily over the Parish Priest’s verbal attack, said she came back to explain what she said during the interview about the Catholic Church in Nigeria because Abba community and the Catholic Church in the community mean a lot to her. Adichie noted that the Parish priest has had several opportunities to call her privately to explain her stance but never did. She also added that Priests are meant to guide parishioners and not attack them. Recounting how the priest alleged that she said she doesn’t attend Catholic C...
Arsenal: Why I promoted Okonkwo, Balogun to first team – Mikel Arteta
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Arsenal: Why I promoted Okonkwo, Balogun to first team – Mikel Arteta

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has said that he promoted Nigerian descents, Arthur Okonkwo and Folarin Balogun, to his squad first-team because they have raised the level of the Gunners’ academy. Arteta believes both Okonkwo and Balogun are now mature to the point where they can’t play in the academy, adding that he had to create space for them in Arsenal’s first team. The Spaniard added that both players have the hunger and they showed the desire to stay at Arsenal and fight to become one of the first-team regulars. Arteta stated this ahead of Arsenal’s Florida Cup tie against Inter Milan on Sunday. Speaking on Okonkwo and Balogun’s promotion, Arteta told Arsenal media, “It is great. “That is the first thing they have to realise, the hard work is not done yet. Th...
Saraki Congratulates Nigeria’s D’Tigers for beating Argentina 94-71
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Saraki Congratulates Nigeria’s D’Tigers for beating Argentina 94-71

  Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has congratulated Nigeria’s Men Basketball Team, D’Tigers, for defeating Argentina in an exhibition match ahead of the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. D’Tigers had defeated Team USA in a stunning performance on Saturday. Team Nigeria dominated with a 94-71 win over fourth ranked Argentina. Saraki in a post via his Twitter page commended D’Tigers on their 23-point win against Argentina. He stated that the nation’s men’s basketball team, who over the weekend became the first African side to defeat the United States of America, continue to make the entire nation proud. He tweeted: “Another inspiring performance by D’Tigers (@NigeriaBasket) on the road to the #TokyoOlympics! Well done guys, you keep making the entire nation proud!” Sa...
Nigeria’s leather industry capable of generating $1bn – Osinbajo
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Nigeria’s leather industry capable of generating $1bn – Osinbajo

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said that there is a projection that Nigeria’s leather industry has the potential to generate over $1billion by 2025. Osinbajo stated this in Abuja at the formal inauguration and sensitisation workshop on the National Leather and Leather Products Policy Implementation Plan. According to him, the leather value chain had created wealth and substantial job opportunities in Nigeria. “Nigeria is one of the highest producers of leather and finished leather products in Africa; a study carried out by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) projected that the Nigerian leather industry has the potential to generate over $1 billion by 2025. “The leather value chain is extensive; it includes tanneries, animal husbandry, finished leath...
Belgium vs Italy: Courtois Criticizes Lukaku, Others after Euro 2020 defeat
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Belgium vs Italy: Courtois Criticizes Lukaku, Others after Euro 2020 defeat

Belgium goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, has criticized his teammates, including Romelu Lukaku, following their Euro 2020 quarter-final 2-1 defeat to Italy on Friday night. Courtois said Belgium players gave Italy their first goal too easily. The Real Madrid goalkeeper added that Roberto Martinez’s men had just two opportunities during the encounter, insisting that Italy deserve to win the match. Italy defeated Belgium at Allianz Arena to qualify for the last-4, thanks to two goals from Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne, as Lukaku’s goal was not enough. “This hits hard, but we knew it was going to be a tough game,” Courtois said at his post-match press conference after the game. “We had two opportunities, but their keeper made a good save and I think we gave the first goal...
Inmate bags PGD and Masters degree in Awka prison
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Inmate bags PGD and Masters degree in Awka prison

An inmate at the Awka Correctional Centre in Anambra has bagged two certificates from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Awka Study Centre. The inmate, Jude Onwuzulike received the certificates of Post Graduate Diploma and Masters of Science degrees in Information Technology on Tuesday, June 29. Mr. Felix Edoka, Registrar, NOUN, while presenting the certificates at the Awka Correctional Centre, said the programme was targeted at impacting lives, including providing education to the inmates. The Registrar represented by the Deputy Registrar (Academics), Oladipo Ajayi, commended the inmate for achieving the feat despite being in prison. He urged other prisoners to take advantage of the programme to become educated. Also speaking, the director of NOUN Awka Centre...
Euro 2020: Roy Keane Blames two Players for Portugal’s 1-0 Defeat to Belgium
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Euro 2020: Roy Keane Blames two Players for Portugal’s 1-0 Defeat to Belgium

Manchester United legend, Roy Keane has blamed Joao Felix and Bruno Fernandes for Portugal’s exit from the ongoing Euro 2020 on Sunday night. Portugal was eliminated from the European Championship against Belgium in Seville, following a first-half goal from Thorgan Hazard. There were plenty of chances for Portugal to equalize against Belgium, but Felix and Fernandes both missed their opportunities to score for Fernando Santos’s side. “I get really annoyed with it, particularly when they are quality players,” Keane said on ITV. “There is no excuse for it, seeing players leaning back and just missing the target, at least test the goalkeeper, these are top players no getting away from that. “Felix, when he came on, that guy was an imposter, he is an imposter. “He comes o...
We Dedicate the Next Decade to Gas, it’s Nigeria’s hope for Economic Development – FG
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We Dedicate the Next Decade to Gas, it’s Nigeria’s hope for Economic Development – FG

The Federal Government of Nigeria has stated it's desire to increase the country's dependence on Gas, describing the natural resource as the nation's new source of development for the next decade. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva noted that there was a need to focus on gas as a bridge to renewable fuels. “Last year we declared 2020 the year of gas because we realised that we need to focus on gas as a bridge to renewable fuels and we have abundant gas resources, so we need to take advantage of it,” he said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Sylva said the Federal Government is now paying greater attention to gas development because it provides a bigger linkage to the economy than crude oil. “Gas is produced and it can be tr...
Hummels Own Goal as France Overcome Germany
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Hummels Own Goal as France Overcome Germany

A calamitous own goal from Mats Hummels gave world champions France a 1-0 victory over Germany in their Euro 2020 opener at the Allianz Arena. Hummels, recalled by Germany boss Joachim Low for the tournament following a two-year absence, sliced Lucas Hernandez's cross into his own net (20) to give favourites France, runners-up at the last Euros, a winning start in Group F. The eagerly-anticipated encounter proved an absorbing affair, although a little cagier than many were expecting, with clear scoring opportunities at a premium after the own goal. Serge Gnabry went closest for Germany, sending a looping volley narrowly over the bar from a Robin Gosens cross, while France, their ranks bolstered by the return of Karim Benzema, who started up front, struck the post through midfi...
Hushpuppi’s Friend, Pac who was Arrested with him Regains Freedom
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Hushpuppi’s Friend, Pac who was Arrested with him Regains Freedom

Pac, friend of suspected Nigerian fraudster Hushpuppi who was arrested with him in 2020 has regained freedom. The Dubai-based Nigerian man in an Instagram post he shared, remebered how he was arrested alongside Hushpuppi on June 9, 2020. According to him, the arrest came a week to his birthday and he thought the end had come. Pac stated that his quest for greener pastures turned out to be the darkest 6 months of his life. He revealed that he was released because security operatives had nothing on him. The Instagram user also said that he hopes Hushpuppi gets lucky too. He wrote; It is not funny how a dramatic turn of event can change everything forever. What seemed a quest for greener pastures turned out to be the darkest 6mths of my life. The pains of incarceration, the gr...
Why Super Eagles lost to Cameroon – Rohr
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Why Super Eagles lost to Cameroon – Rohr

  The head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has blamed his side’s profligacy in front of goal for their 1-0 defeat to Cameroon in an international friendly on Friday night. Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa netted the only goal of the encounter in the first half of the game. Nigeria had more opportunities in front of goal, but were unable to record a goal. “The most important thing is not the result because it was just a test match. It was interesting to see some new players because we had to manage the situation and we did well,” Rohr told the Super Eagles media team. “I think we had 17 shots on the goal while Cameroon only had three, they had only one on target which was the goal and we had six on target. “Like I said, the result is not the most important thing in ...
Constitution Review: CAN seeks ban of under 18 marriages in Nigeria
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Constitution Review: CAN seeks ban of under 18 marriages in Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria in its presentation at the ongoing constitution review in the country, sought for ban of under 18 marriages in the country. CAN President, Olasupo Ayokunle who was represented by the Ondo State CAN Chairman, John Oladapo at a public hearing organized by the House of Representatives Special Committee On The Review Of The Constitution in Akure, Ondo State capital, advocated that 18 years should be the minimum age for marriage in the country. The Christian group which lamented that the girl-child has been exposed to series of indecent tradition in some parts of the country, also sought for rights of females to contest or seek for appointments based on equal opportunities. The group said; “It should be made a law that anybody below the age o...
Asisat Oshoala tipped to leave Barcelona in the summer transfer window with Manchester United interested in buying her
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Asisat Oshoala tipped to leave Barcelona in the summer transfer window with Manchester United interested in buying her

Nigeria international, Asisat Oshoala is being tipped to depart Barcelona in this summer transfer window. Top Spanish sports daily paper, Mundo Deportivo says that the Super Falcons captain wants to leave Barcelona in search of regular game time, and Manchester United Womens football club are very interested in her services. In the current season, Oshoala has recorded fifteen starts from a possible twenty-seven in the Spanish Primera División, playing 1,292 minutes for the European champions. The report says Barcelona are considering cashing out on Oshoala if United drop a good offer and will likely to go after another striker this summer if Oshoala departs the club. The club is also considering giving more first-team opportunities to the prolific 18-year-old attacker Bruna...
PDP Governors lack moral standing to demand for restructuring – Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum, Salihu Mohammed Lukman
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PDP Governors lack moral standing to demand for restructuring – Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum, Salihu Mohammed Lukman

Salihu Mohammed Lukman, a Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) has tackled Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party for demanding for restructuring. Recall that PDP governors who met in Ibadan few days ago, had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to send an executive bill to the National Assembly to amend the country’s Constitution to devolve more powers to the states among others. Reacting to this, Lukman alleged that the PDP mismanaged opportunities to initiate all the recommendations being proposed between 1999 and 2015. He said; “Having mismanaged opportunities to initiate all the recommendations being proposed by the PDP governors between 1999 and 2015, how can anybody i...
House of Reps set to Legalize the Use of Indian Hemp for Economic Benefits – Spokesperson Benjamin Okezie Kalu
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House of Reps set to Legalize the Use of Indian Hemp for Economic Benefits – Spokesperson Benjamin Okezie Kalu

The spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Okezie Kalu, says the lower chamber of the National Assembly is set to legalize the use of Indian Hemp in Nigeria for economic benefit. Kalu announced this at a press conference on the benefits and opportunities of Cannabis in Akure, Ondo state. According to Kalu, the House of Representatives has concluded an arrangement to organize a two-day stakeholders roundtable on the benefits of the weed that will be attended by scientists, medical and pharmaceutical professionals, farmers, insurance companies, executives, and private sector investors, He said the roundtable is scheduled to hold between June 7 and 8. He explained that countries such as South Africa and others are currently reaping high revenue from cannabis which th...
FA Cup: Abraham’s Girlfriend Slams Thomas Tuchel after Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Leicester
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FA Cup: Abraham’s Girlfriend Slams Thomas Tuchel after Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Leicester

  Leah Monroe, a girlfriend to Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, has slammed Thomas Tuchel after the manager left out her partner from the FA Cup final squad. Abraham helped the squad reach the final of the competition, having played an integral part under Frank Lampard. However, the Nigerian-born England international has fallen down the pecking order since Tuchel’s took over at Stamford Bridge. Abraham is Chelsea’s top goalscorer this season with 12 goals in 34 appearances despite a lack of first-team opportunities He scored his first senior hat-trick in the fourth round win over Luton and also scored the decisive goal in the fifth round win at Championship play-off contenders Barnsley. Tuchel, however, has preferred his countryman, Timo Werner, upfront and Olivi...
Matic calls De Gea ‘amazing’ after goalkeeper helps Manchester United into Europa League final
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Matic calls De Gea ‘amazing’ after goalkeeper helps Manchester United into Europa League final

The Spaniard has been forced to watch as Dean Henderson lines up between the sticks, but he was back in action against Roma David de Gea proved how "amazing" he is in Manchester United's Europa League clash with Roma says Nemanja Matic, with the Spanish goalkeeper offering a reminder to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of his talents. The Red Devils suffered a 3-2 defeat to Serie A opposition on Italian soil, but had done enough in the first leg to ensure that they will get a shot at continental silverware when facing Villarreal on May 26. De Gea helped to prevent an outing at Stadio Olimpico from becoming a nervous affair for United as he produced a number of important stops, with the 30-year-old making the most of the opportunities he is getting in European competition.
Europa League: Arteta Explains Why Arsenal Failed to Qualify for Final
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Europa League: Arteta Explains Why Arsenal Failed to Qualify for Final

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has said his team failed to qualify for the Europa League final because of small details. The Gunners played out a 0-0 draw with Villarreal on Thursday night, bowing out on a 2-1 aggregate defeat. Arteta, speaking after the game, insisted they tried everything but failed to put the ball in the back of the net. “We are devastated, really disappointed, but we have to congratulate Villarreal. We tried everything until the last minute. “I think over two legs and what happened today in the second-half, I think we deserved to win the game, but the details defined this tie. “When we had the opportunities, we didn’t score. We hit the post twice, we had three big chances. They didn’t have anything but they are through,” Arteta told BT Sport...
Chelsea were better than Real Madrid, we have to think about LaLiga now – Casemiro
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Chelsea were better than Real Madrid, we have to think about LaLiga now – Casemiro

  Real Madrid midfielder, Casemiro, has insisted that Chelsea were better than his side following their Champions League exit on Wednesday. Casemiro also urged Real Madrid to now think about the LaLiga following their 2-0 defeat against Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final second leg tie at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount. Chelsea eliminated Real Madrid from the Champions League on a 3-1 aggregate victory, having played a 1-1 draw against the LaLiga champions in the first-leg last week. “The first 25 minutes we played better, we had two chances with Karim,” Casemiro said post-match in comments carried by Diario AS. “Then there’s no explanation, they were better, they had more opportunities, and there’s no excuse. “We have t...
Valencia vs Barcelona: Final Score 2-3, Barça Come from Behind, Win Thriller on the Road
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Valencia vs Barcelona: Final Score 2-3, Barça Come from Behind, Win Thriller on the Road

Barcelona remain alive in the race for the La Liga title thanks to a thrilling 3-2 victory away to Valencia at the Mestalla, with a brace from Lionel Messi proving the difference in what was a brilliant game of football. All the goals came in the second half, and Barça needed to come from behind and hold on to the lead to pick up three crucial points against a tough Valencia side. FIRST HALF Barça made a fast start and had a great chance right away, with Pedri just missing the target after a great team move in the opening two minutes. Barça came out with intensity and high pressing, and Valencia struggled to get hold of the ball. The Blaugrana were quick and smart with their passing and movement, and had success moving the ball in and around the box, but the final ball was lac...
Brighton Surge Towards Safety with Leeds Win
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Brighton Surge Towards Safety with Leeds Win

Brighton eased any fears of relegation with a convincing 2-0 win over Leeds that took them 10 points clear of Fulham in the drop zone. With only two wins from their past 20 home Premier League matches, Brighton needed a fast start to settle the nerves and got it when Welbeck was fouled inside the area by Ezgjan Alioski. The penalty was coolly converted by Gross. Leeds, without Kalvin Phillips to injury, lacked the attacking spark to seriously trouble the hosts and Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay both wasted huge opportunities to take the game away from Marcelo Bielsa's men. Brighton's failure to convert those chances didn't cost them though as Welbeck popped up with the second goal, skilfully making a chance for himself before firing into the bottom corner.
UCL: Kante Reveals Chelsea’s Chances of Eliminating Real Madrid
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UCL: Kante Reveals Chelsea’s Chances of Eliminating Real Madrid

Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante has revealed his side’s chances of eliminating Real Madrid from this season’s UEFA Champions League, UCL. The France international believes Thomas Tuchel’s men have created the perfect platform to knock the LaLiga champions out of the Champions League semi-final and progress to the finals. Kante was named Man of the Match as Chelsea played 1-1 with Zinedine Zidane’s side in the Champions League semi-final first-leg tie last Tuesday. The 30-year-old will hope to lead the Blues to victory when they host Real Madrid in the second leg next week Wednesday. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Fulham on Saturday evening, Kante told a press conference, “We are happy for the result [against Real Madrid]. Coming into this game, we kn...
EPL: If you Keep Missing Chances, Chelsea will Dump you – Hargreaves warns Timo Werner
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EPL: If you Keep Missing Chances, Chelsea will Dump you – Hargreaves warns Timo Werner

  Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves has warned Timo Werner that he would be dumped by Chelsea if he keeps missing glorious goal opportunities during important matches. Hargreaves warned that the Blues will go out and sign a top striker in the summer transfer window if the German fails to work on his confidence level. Werner’s strike against West Ham on Saturday was his second Premier League goal since November. And the goal took his tally of top-flight goals to just six in 31 appearances for Chelsea this season. Werner missed a gilt-edged opportunity to grab a second against West Ham when he scuffed a shot wide from yards out. And Hargreaves, a former Bayern Munich star, feels the final stages of the season will be vital for Werner. “He can ...
“I’m Living Proof you can Play Professional Football and be Gay” – Andy Brennan
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“I’m Living Proof you can Play Professional Football and be Gay” – Andy Brennan

On May 14, 2019, in an Instagram post to his followers, Andy Brennan, who plays for Hume City in Australia and previously played for Newcastle Jets, made history when he became the first male Australian footballer to publicly come out as gay. Now he says ever since he made the decision, he hasn't regretted it and is a living proof of a professional gay footballer. Being gay is something rarely spoken about in professional football. The 'ideal' footballer or soccer player is heterosexual which is why Brennan shocked the entire football world when he came out as gay. In 2020, an unnamed Premier League footballer, who has known since aged 14 that he gay, is said he is "too scared" to publicly come out because he feels that football has not "moved on" compared to the rest o...
Man Utd Sail Past Granada to Book Roma Clash
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Man Utd Sail Past Granada to Book Roma Clash

Manchester United booked a Europa League semi-final with Roma after Edinson Cavani's early strike sent them on their way to a 2-0 victory over Granada at Old Trafford, completing a 4-0 aggregate win. Goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes secured a 2-0 first-leg triumph at Estadio Los Carmenes last week, and United assumed control of the tie once more within six minutes at Old Trafford. Cavani had underlined his predatory instincts during the 3-1 success at Tottenham, and the in-form Uruguayan scored his first European goal in United colours and 50th overall after meeting Paul Pogba's knockdown to volley his low drive into the bottom corner. Jesus Vallejo's own goal in the final minute of normal time compounded Granada's night with the Spaniards missing a spate of oppo...
Michael Owen Names One Liverpool Player to Blame for Defeat to Real Madrid
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Michael Owen Names One Liverpool Player to Blame for Defeat to Real Madrid

  Former Liverpool star, Michael Owen has blamed Mohamed Salah for the club’s loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League last night. According to Owen, the Egyptian missed an easy chance to score against Real Madrid. After losing 3-1 in the Spanish capital last week, Liverpool needed to score at least two goals at Anfield to keep their silverware hopes alive this season. The Reds began brightly and created a number of good opportunities in the first-half, their first arguably the best of the game which was spurned by Salah. Sadio Mane found himself in space having ran in behind Real defender Eder Militao, squaring inside to the Egyptian. The former Chelsea and AS Roma star, however, played the ball too close to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who made the save with ...

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