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UCL: Stuart Pearce Predicts Teams to Win Champions League Semi-finals
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UCL: Stuart Pearce Predicts Teams to Win Champions League Semi-finals

  Former England defender, Stuart Pearce has tipped Chelsea to beat Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League. He also predicted an all-English final. Chelsea face Real Madrid in one of the semi-finals, while Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain will battle for a place in the final. Pearce described Thomas Tuchel’s side as a team to beat at the moment as they are set to face Spanish side. Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 on aggregate in the quarter-final to book their place in the final four. Chelsea got past Porto 2-1 on aggregate on Tuesday night as they continue to thrive under Thomas Tuchel. Tuchel’s side will also face Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday in what could be a precursor to an all-English Champions League final. “W...
You Were Unfair to me at Man Utd – Ighalo Fires at Solskjaer
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You Were Unfair to me at Man Utd – Ighalo Fires at Solskjaer

  Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo, has said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was “unfair” to him during his time at Manchester United. Ighalo joined the Red Devils in January 2020 on a six-month loan deal from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua. He impressed initially, scoring five goals in as many starts, a form that saw his loan extended until January 2021. But the 31-year-old started just two games this season before departing. And while Ighalo continues to “love” the Red Devils, he admits he had to leave after he was regularly snubbed by Solskjaer. “There wasn’t much possibility because I wanted more playing time,” Ighalo told Sky Sports when asked if he could have extended his stay with United. “At my age, I want to play and not just sit on the bench and not h...
Why I’ll always be grateful to Harry Redknapp – Yakubu Aiyegbeni
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Why I’ll always be grateful to Harry Redknapp – Yakubu Aiyegbeni

Former Everton striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has disclosed he will always be grateful to former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Harry Redknapp, for believing in him and allowing him to play. Redknapp signed Aiyegbeni from Israeli club Maccabi Haifa to then Championship side Portsmouth in January 2003. Aiyegbeni eventually led Portsmouth to promotion to the English Premier League, EPL. The former Nigerian international went on to become a prolific striker, scoring 95 EPL goals while starring for the likes of Everton, Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough under different managers. “I will always be grateful to Harry Redknapp for giving me the opportunity to play,” Aiyegbeni told Planet Football. “He always believed in me. He always motivated me, and his man-management was unbelievabl...
Tuchel Speaks on Ben Chilwell’s Performance after Chelsea’s Win Over Porto
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Tuchel Speaks on Ben Chilwell’s Performance after Chelsea’s Win Over Porto

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has commented on Ben Chilwell’s performance following his side’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg 2-0 victory against Porto on Wednesday night in Sevilla, Spain. Tuchel said he was pleased with Chilwell’s display against Porto, adding that the England left-back was impressive. Chelsea defeated Porto, thanks to Mason Mount’s first-half goal and Chilwell’s second-half strike. Tuchel’s men will now take on Porto in the second leg next Tuesday in the same venue. “I was really pleased with Chilly [Ben Chilwell] for applying pressure and forcing the error which gave him the opportunity to score,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website. “He pushed on, finished well and scored a big away goal for us. “He showed a lot of composure becaus...
NDLEA Arrests Drug Trafficker With N564m Heroin at Abuja airport
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NDLEA Arrests Drug Trafficker With N564m Heroin at Abuja airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted a drug trafficker, Goodluck Igbineweka Odeh, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, NAIA, with 2kilogramme of heroin, which has a street value of N564million, concealed in the lining of false bottom of his suitcase. Spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, April 4, said the 40-year-old suspect from Ikpoba Okha Local Government area of Edo state, was arrested at the departure lounge of the Abuja airport during an outward clearance of Ethopian aircraft 911 enroute Abuja-Addis Ababa-Italy. Under interrogation, Odeh claimed he has been living in Italy since 2015 when he got into the country through Libya. He said he works as a labourer in a farm in Italy with a...
“You Cannot Take Someone’s Voice away” Idris Elba Backs Meghan Markle
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“You Cannot Take Someone’s Voice away” Idris Elba Backs Meghan Markle

Idris Elba is standing by Meghan Markle for "speaking out" after she claimed she'd been "silenced" by the Royal family. Elba, 48, was a guest at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding and also DJ'd at their reception too. During a promotion for his new film - Concrete Cowboy which will be unleashed by Netflix - Idris was asked his view of Meghan speaking out during her interview with Oprah Winfrey. Entertainment Tonight asked Idris: "We have seen in real life your friend Meghan Markle telling her story of the black experience – what do you think about her courage, just stepping out and saying 'I need to speak my truth'?" Elba made it clear in his response that he felt Meghan had been backed into a corner and was given no other option but to speak out. He said...
Footballer Toni Kroos reacts to plans by some countries to boycott the Qatar 2022 w/cup as reports allege 6,500 migrant workers have died in the country since 2010
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Footballer Toni Kroos reacts to plans by some countries to boycott the Qatar 2022 w/cup as reports allege 6,500 migrant workers have died in the country since 2010

World cup winning champion, Toni Kroos says "it's wrong" that Qatar were given 2022 World Cup hosting rights after reports alleging that thousands of migrant workers have died since the hosting rights of the competition were awarded to the gulf state eleven years ago. Germany have been among several countries to stage protests against alleged human rights violations in Qatar before their World Cup qualifying matches this month. A report from The Guardian showed a damning picture of working conditions and stated that more than 6,500 migrant workers have died in the Gulf State. However, Kroos does not think the problem will be solved by a proposed boycott of Qatar 2022. The report added that workers are subjected to very long hours in hot conditions without enough...
Manchester City Announce Sergio Aguero’s Exit
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Manchester City Announce Sergio Aguero’s Exit

  Manchester City has announced that their top striker, Sergio Aguero, will leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires. Aguero’s deal with the Premier League leaders will end at the end of the current season and City said they are not renewing. Aguero, now 32, joined the club in a £35 million deal from Atletico Madrid in July 2011 and has gone on to win four Premier League titles . “Sergio’s contribution to Manchester City over the last 10 years cannot be overstated,’ said City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak. “His legend will be indelibly etched into the memories of everyone who loves the Club and maybe even in those who simply love football. “This is not yet the moment for farewell words and speeches. There is still much to achieve in the re...
2023 Presidency: Any Serious-minded Politician will Give it a Shot – Governor Fayemi
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2023 Presidency: Any Serious-minded Politician will Give it a Shot – Governor Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has commented on the controversy that has trailed the 2023 presidency. The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum whose second tenure as governor will expire next year, said in an interview on Channels Television that he believes it is the dream of every politician to hold such an office. Fayemi stated that he doesn't know any serious-minded politician who will not give the presidency a shot. He said; “I get asked this question all the time; I don’t know anyone, any serious-minded politician who will have the opportunity to govern a country with the blessings that we have, in spite of the challenges, that will not give it a shot."
Vladimir Putin Gets Coronavirus Vaccine behind Closed Doors
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Vladimir Putin Gets Coronavirus Vaccine behind Closed Doors

Russia President, Vladimir Putin received his Covid-19 vaccination  behind close doors on Tuesday according a statement released by the Kremlin. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media late Tuesday night, March 23: "Putin was vaccinated against the coronavirus. (He) feels good. Tomorrow he has a full working day." No video or images of the vaccination process have been made available. Earlier in the day the Kremlin said Putin's vaccination would not be a public event. Peskov said that the reason the vaccination was not being recorded was because Putin "doesn't like" being vaccinated on camera, before adding, "you will have to take our word for it." An unusual move for a leader who sometimes poses topless and shares photos of himself fishing or hiking. When aske...
British Racing Giant, McLaren, Signs 13-year-old Nigerian-American Ugo Ugochukwu
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British Racing Giant, McLaren, Signs 13-year-old Nigerian-American Ugo Ugochukwu

British motor racing giants, McLaren Racing, has signed Nigerian-American Kart racing young prodigy, Ugo Ugochukwu, on a long-term agreement to support him through racing's junior categories. The Formula 1 team said in a statement that the agreement gives them an option to sign Ugochukwu to a race deal in the future. McLaren Racing chief executive officer Zak Brown said: "We've been watching Ugo's progress with interest. "So when the opportunity to sign an agreement with him became available, we had no hesitation moving on it." McLaren describes the move as a multi-year contract with Ugochuku and could tie him to a further multi-year racing deal. Ugochukwu, whose mother is Nigerian and father American, won the 2020 FIA OK-Junior European championship and has graduate...
“There’s One Person who has Been so Difficult for me to Forgive” – Billionaire daughter, Fatimi Indimi writes three years after her sister married her alleged ex
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“There’s One Person who has Been so Difficult for me to Forgive” – Billionaire daughter, Fatimi Indimi writes three years after her sister married her alleged ex

Daughter of Maiduguri billionaire, Fatima Amma Indimi, has publicly forgiven someone who had hurt her because she is trying to become a better person. LIB reported that the Indimi siblings were not happy because their kid sister, Hauwa married Fatima's ex, Mohammed Yar'Adua, the son of late NNPC Managing Director Abubakar Yar’Adua. It was gathered that Mohammed dated Fatima and later dumped her in a controversial circumstance that left her heartbroken. While Hauwa was preparing for her wedding to Mohammed in 2018, her sisters took to Instagram to throw shots at her. Rahma Indimi openly expressed her displeasure at the wedding. "This is f--k, he is an ex for a reason and now you will go and bring the f--k back in my life. Nahhh. I won't support it. There's a code for this. F...
PSG Told to Sign Messi, Ronaldo to Play in Attack with Neymar, Mbappe
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PSG Told to Sign Messi, Ronaldo to Play in Attack with Neymar, Mbappe

  Paris Saint-Germain has been told to seize their ‘once in a lifetime opportunity to sign Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi from Juventus and Barcelona respectively. Former Tottenham star, Jamie O’Hara made the call, adding that the French champions have the financial power to sign both superstars this summer. Ronaldo and Messi have been rumoured to be seeking moves away from their various clubs The Argentina captain has long been linked with a move to PSG having expressed his unhappiness with how Barcelona was being run last year. Ronaldo, meanwhile, will reportedly be allowed to leave Juventus this summer if a £25 million bid comes in and has been linked with a return to Real Madrid. But O’Hara believes that the Ligue 1 giants have the financial power and sho...
2023 presidency: No Decision Yet on Zoning of Presidential Ticket – PDP
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2023 presidency: No Decision Yet on Zoning of Presidential Ticket – PDP

  The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said it is yet to decide on the zone to produce its candidate for the 2023 presidential election. PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan who made this known while appearing on Arise news said the party is yet to adopt any of the recommendations made by the Bala Mohammed-led committee, including that of zoning its presidential ticket. He said the proposal which advised that Nigerians from every part of the country be given an opportunity for the purpose of choosing the best candidate was still in review. “Due to enquiries from our members and the general public, it has become important to clarify that PDP is yet to adopt any of the recommendations proposed by the Bala Mohammed‘s Committee on the Review of the 2019 ...
Update: Putin invites Biden to ‘live online discussion’ saying it’ll be interesting for Russians, US and the world to watch
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Update: Putin invites Biden to ‘live online discussion’ saying it’ll be interesting for Russians, US and the world to watch

Vladimir Putin has further reacted to US President, Joe Biden's remarks that he is "a killer," asking for Biden to engage with him in a live, online discussion this week in the wake of the president's allegations that he is killer. The remarks by Putin comes after Putin said it takes a 'killer to know one' in reaction to an ABC interview with ABC that aired Wednesday, where the US leader said he believed Putin is a killer and he "will pay a price" for his efforts to undermine the 2020 US election. Responding to the comments, Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday March 18 that "there hasn't been anything like this in history." He said it was clear that Biden "definitely does not want to improve relations" with Russia and that the relationship between the t...
AC Milan 0-1 Manchester United (Agg 1-2) : Paul Pogba to the Rescue as United cruise to Europa League Quarterfinals
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AC Milan 0-1 Manchester United (Agg 1-2) : Paul Pogba to the Rescue as United cruise to Europa League Quarterfinals

Paul Pogba's second half cameo was all Manchester United needed to secure a quarter final berth at the expense of a dogged Milan side intent on frustrating Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's team. Milan got a vital away goal in last week's first leg at Old Trafford and with the availability of star man Zlatan Ibrahimovic many expected them to disturb United's party on Thursday night, March 18. Paul Pogba came off the bench in the second half to score the decisive goal, picking his spot from a tight angle in the left inside channel to give United a 0-1 win and secure a 2-1 aggregate triumph in the tie. Zlatan Ibrahimovic had Milan's best opportunity, but Dean Henderson was on point to deny the veteran forward. United despite facing pressure, comfortably held out at the end t...
US Contacts Nigerian Visa Applicants Affected by the Travel Restrictions Imposed by Former President Donald Trump
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US Contacts Nigerian Visa Applicants Affected by the Travel Restrictions Imposed by Former President Donald Trump

The United States mission in Nigeria has contacted all immigrant visa applicants whose applications were affected by the travel restrictions imposed by former President Donald Trump. This followed the Presidential Proclamation signed by President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, titled, ‘Ending discriminatory bans on entry to the United States.’ Trump had suspended entry into the United States of certain nationals, based on visa type, from various countries, including Nigeria in 2020 under Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983. But the US mission in a statement on Tuesday March 16, said its Consulate-General in Lagos has already contacted all immigrant visa applicants whose applications were affected and is prioritizing the processing of these pending cases. It noted that me...
15-year-old South African Girl Kills Man who Raped her by Shooting him in the Head with his Own Gun
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15-year-old South African Girl Kills Man who Raped her by Shooting him in the Head with his Own Gun

A 15 year-old teenager shot dead the man who raped her in Wedela, Carletonville, South Africa. Captain Eddie Boboko, the SAPS Spokesperson for the cluster, who confirmed the incident on Monday, March 8, said the girl was accosted by a man on Saturday night, and was forced into an area of bush where she and her male friend were robbed at gunpoint before the assailant raped her. "The young girl who had been forced into the bush at gun point by the suspect was ordered to undress. The man also undressed and proceeded to rape her," said Captain Boboko. The girl saw an opportunity when she spotted her rapist's firearm, seemingly on the ground, grabbed it and shot him in the head with it. The Wedela SAPS have opened a case of rape and an inquest docket. "The deceased has not yet b...
Benue Widow allegedly Shot and Burnt Alive at Home by Thugs
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Benue Widow allegedly Shot and Burnt Alive at Home by Thugs

A widow identified as Mrs Aondozungwe, was reportedly burnt alive in her home by suspected thugs in Mbagen community, Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State. Benue activist, Ukan Kurugh, who confirmed the incident on Monday March 8, alleged the deceased, a nurse with Buruku LGA, was said to have been killed few days ago by thugs loyal to a powerful retired army general. He called on the Benue State Government and State Commissioner of Police to fish out the perpetrators. Read Ukan Kurugh's report below; THE PEOPLE OF MBAGEN IN BURUKU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF BENUE STATE ARE LIVING IN FEAR The death of Mrs Aondozungwe is one that might not see or get justice at the end if the Governor Dr. Samuel Ortom does not wade into it because too many powerful actors have been m...
Liverpool vs Fulham: Klopp Explains Firmino’s Absence, Why he Benched Mane
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Liverpool vs Fulham: Klopp Explains Firmino’s Absence, Why he Benched Mane

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said that Roberto Firmino didn’t feature in his side’s 1-0 defeat against Fulham because the Brazilian picked up a minor knock. Klopp also revealed why he dropped Sadio Mane to the bench as Liverpool suffered their sixth consecutive home defeat at Anfield against Fulham. Mario Lemina’s strike gave Fulham all three points against the Premier League champions. “Two changes we had to make because of little injuries, with Bobby and Ozan,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “The others [Mane, Trent] we thought it made absolute sense. We are in an intense period, and we have the opportunity now to change some players. “We’ve got now at least more sessions in the legs, so we thought it feels really well together, so that’s the plan behind it. Getting fr...
Football Lawmakers, IFAB Confirms Change in Handball Rule
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Football Lawmakers, IFAB Confirms Change in Handball Rule

  The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has announced that the incidents of accidental handball that lead to a team-mate scoring a goal or having a goal-scoring opportunity, will no longer be considered an offence. Football’s law-making body confirmed this today in a statement. The controversial section of the handball law was enforced during the Premier League game between Fulham and Tottenham on Thursday night. Fulham had a goal by Josh Maja ruled out, when the ball cannoned into the hand of his team-mate Mario Lemina from a Davinson Sanchez clearance. IFAB has now agreed on the change, which comes into effect from July 1. However, competitions have the flexibility to introduce changes before that date. An IFAB statement read: “As the interpret...
Boko Haram Releases Pastor Hours Before Deadline
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Boko Haram Releases Pastor Hours Before Deadline

Nigerian clergyman, Bulus Yakuru, who was abducted by the Abubakar Shekau led faction of Boko Haram on December 24, 2020, has been released. Yakuru was abducted by the terror group in Pemi village, Borno state which is about 20 kilometres from Chibok where Boko Haram insurgents abducted hundreds of schoolgirls in 2014. The terrorists abducted him after killing seven persons during the attack. In a video posted on social media last week, the clergyman was seen appealing to the Federal government to intervene and secure his release as the sect members threatened that was the last time he would be given an opportunity to plead for intervention. According to PREMIUM TIMES, Bulus was sighted being moved to the office of Nigeria’s domestic intelligence service known as the St...
Zidane Reacts as Real Madrid Drop Points Against Sociedad
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Zidane Reacts as Real Madrid Drop Points Against Sociedad

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has insisted their 1-1 draw at home with Real Sociedad on Monday, was not a missed opportunity to get back into the title race. Zidane also called for calm ahead of Sunday’s clash at leaders Atletico Madrid. Los Blancos would have gone into the weekend’s derby with the chance to move level on points with Atletico had they defeated Sociedad. But in the end, Zidane’s men had to fight for a point, after Vinicius Jr’s late goal cancelled out Portu’s opening goal. “We have to stay calm. We played well and created three or four clear chances but were up against a side that also created chances. Now we need to be patient, keep our cool and rest,” the Frenchman told reporters. “We deserved much more when you look at all the opportu...
I’m Baffled Referee Attwell Didn’t Award Man United Penalty Against Chelsea – Mark Clattenburg
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I’m Baffled Referee Attwell Didn’t Award Man United Penalty Against Chelsea – Mark Clattenburg

  Former Premier League referee, Mark Clattenburg, has said that he is baffled as to how referee Stuart Attwell did not award Manchester United a penalty against Chelsea following both sides’ Premier League 0-0 draw on Sunday. Man United were adamant they should have had a first-half penalty as the ball appeared to touch Callum Hudson-Odoi’s hand inside the box. But referee Stuart Attwell reviewed the scene on the monitor and ignored VAR as both Man United and Chelsea shared a point each at Stamford Bridge. Reacting, Clattenburg was quoted by Daily Mail as saying, “baffled… “I am amazed Manchester United were not awarded a penalty in the first half for the clear handball by Callum Hudson-Odoi. “The Chelsea player’s arm was up in an unnatural position, and the ba...
Brendan Rodgers Reacts to Leicester City 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal
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Brendan Rodgers Reacts to Leicester City 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal

  Brendan Rodgers has reacted to Leicester City’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. Leicester took the lead early at the King Power Stadium after Youri Tielemans fired the home side ahead with a clinical finish after some poor defending from Arsenal. But goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty and Nicolas Pepe ensured that Mikel Arteta’s went home with all 3 points. Speaking on his team’s performance, Rodgers told a post-match press conference, “I credit the players. We’ve got a number of injuries, we’ve had injuries in the game. “But the spirit and the mentality… they keep going, they keep fighting and that’s what we’ll do right until the very end of the season.” Asked what he would have changed about the game, Rodgers replied: ...
Pirlo Blames his Players after 1-1 Draw with Verona
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Pirlo Blames his Players after 1-1 Draw with Verona

  Andrea Pirlo has blamed his inexperienced players for their 1-1 draw against Hallas Verona in their Serie A game on Saturday. Juventus missed the opportunity to close the gap and mount pressure on Inter and AC Milan who take each other later today. Pirlo said after the game that his side lacked the experience required to close out the game with Verona. Addressing the press after the disappointing draw, Pirlo said that Juve are in an “emergency situation” when asked if they are too reliant on Cristiano Ronaldo for goals. Ronaldo netted his 19th goal of the Serie A season to fire Juve ahead, but the Old Lady were pegged back by an Antonin Barak header in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. The draw leaves Juve seven points adrift of leaders Inter, and Pirlo pointed to a lack...
Bandits Severely Punished Kagara Students Who are Children of Security Operatives
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Bandits Severely Punished Kagara Students Who are Children of Security Operatives

Some students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State who regained freedom after being abducted by unknown gunmen, have shared their experience in captivity. Recall that the gunmen had invaded the school on February 17, whisking staff and students into the forest after operating unchallenged for over two hours. Some of the students narrated their experience after meeting with Governor Abubakar Sani Bello at government house in Minna on Saturday February 27. Twenty-year-old Abubakar Sidi, an SS3 student, said they were punished based on their parents’ occupation. He told Daily Trust that those who were children of security operatives, were punished severely. He said; “We didn’t get food to eat till night the first day but they later fed us, and after feeding us t...
SSANU and NASU Suspend Strike
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SSANU and NASU Suspend Strike

A Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) have suspended its three-week-old strike. President of SSANU, Mohammed Ibrahim Haruna, and the NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi said the new directive became effective from midnight of Friday, February 26. The Unions which had asked its members to commence an indefinite strike over an alleged injustice on sharing formula of N40bn Earned Allowance and non-payment minimum wage arrears,  inconsistencies in the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), delay in renegotiation of FG/NASU and SSANU 2009 agreement, non-payment of retirement benefits of outgone members among others ca...
Tyson Fury Reveals Why he Licked Deontay Wilder’s Blood During Fight
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Tyson Fury Reveals Why he Licked Deontay Wilder’s Blood During Fight

British boxer, Tyson Fury, has spoken about his victory over Deontay Wilder last year and revealed why he licked blood off the American’s body. Just over a year after their first bout ended in a controversial draw in December 2018, the Gypsy King produced the performance of his career to beat Wilder by knockout in the seventh round, after the Bronze Bomber’s corner threw in the towel last February. A dramatic moment during the fight came in the sixth round, when Fury licked the blood on Wilder’s neck, whilst the two boxers were in a hold in a corner. Fury has now told ESPN: “In a pre-fight interview I said I would taste Deontay Wilder’s blood this time. “I had an opportunity in round six so I had to taste his blood to see what my prey would taste like.   “I was the h...
US President Biden Revokes Trump’s Immigrant Visa ban
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US President Biden Revokes Trump’s Immigrant Visa ban

US president Joe Biden on Wednesday, February 24, revoked Donald Trump’s suspension of many green card applicants from entering the United States. The now revoked order (Proclamation 10014) had suspended the entry of certain immigrants and non-immigrants into the U.S. since late April 2020 on grounds of protecting the U.S. labour market in the wake of COVID-19. In his proclamation, President Joe Biden said his predecessor’s proclamation, “does not advance the interests of the United States” and that “to the contrary, it harms the United States, including by preventing certain family members of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents from joining their families here”. “It also harms industries in the United States that utilise talent from around the world. And it ...
Why I Love Chelsea – Romelu Lukaku
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Why I Love Chelsea – Romelu Lukaku

Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku, has said that he loves Chelsea because the Stamford Bridge club gave him an opportunity to play in the English Premier League when he was a kid. Lukaku made this known on Tuesday evening during a Question & Answer session with fans on his official Twitter page before Chelsea’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie against Atletico Madrid. The Belgium international while responding to @Nelson6544 who wanted to know how he feels towards Chelsea. The Twitter user asked, “What do you feel towards Chelsea?” And in response, Lukaku said, “Nothing but love. They gave me an opportunity to come to the @premierleague as a kid. “You can’t have everything in life, and I’m cool with that. “I’m glad that experience got me to where I am t...
Porn Star who Turned to Smuggling Cocaine, to be Deported after 4Years in Jail
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Porn Star who Turned to Smuggling Cocaine, to be Deported after 4Years in Jail

An ex-porn star, Isabelle Lagace, 28, from Canada is set to be deported to her home country, after spending four years in prison for agreeing to import almost 30 kilograms of pure cocaine with a street value of 21.5 million Australian dollars. She agreed to smuggle the cocaine in order to clear a $20,000 (£11,000) debt and was arrested in 2016 in Sydney, onboard the luxury MS Sea Princess cruise ship. Lagace and her friend shared photos of themselves on Instagram at exotic port stops before collecting 95kg of cocaine in Peru en route to Australia. On arrival in Australia at around 6am on August 28, 2016, Border Force officers found £12 million worth of drugs hidden in their suitcases. A man, Andre Tamine, 67, was also detained. They were all part of a seven-member dr...
Koeman Criticizes Messi, Other Barcelona Players for Failing to Beat Cadiz
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Koeman Criticizes Messi, Other Barcelona Players for Failing to Beat Cadiz

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has criticized his players including captain, Lionel Messi, after they failed to beat Cadiz in the La Liga on Sunday. Koeman saw Barcelona drew 1-1 at Camp Nou following a first-half penalty from Lionel Messi and a late second-half penalty from Alex Fernandez. The Dutchman said that Barcelona players were not up to the task in the attack, adding that they should have defended differently against the visitors. According to him, the result was a great disappointment and a missed opportunity for Barcelona after Atletico Madrid lost 2-0 against Levante on Saturday. “It’s disappointing,” Ronald Koeman said at a post-match press conference after the game. “These kinds of games have to be won, and we did not. It’s a missed opportunity after Atl...
Naomi Osaka Beats Jennifer Brady in Women’s Final to Win Australian Open
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Naomi Osaka Beats Jennifer Brady in Women’s Final to Win Australian Open

Japan's Naomi Osaka beat America's Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open final on Saturday morning, February 20, to win her fourth Grand Slam title. Osaka, 23, won 6-4 6-3 and has the enviable record of being unbeaten in major finals. Osaka won the first set when Brady, made bad errors in the game. Osaka then seized control from that point, going 4-0 ahead in the second set before sealing a deserved victory with the last set. Osaka has now won two Australian Open titles after also triumphing at Melbourne Park in 2019, with her other Grand Slam successes coming at the US Open in 2018 and 2020. Osaka has not suffered a defeat since February 2020 and has won her last 20 matches. "Hello everyone. Firstly I want to congratulate (and then looks to Brady and asks if she ...
2Baba & Annie team up with other celebrity couples to share love with Oraimo
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2Baba & Annie team up with other celebrity couples to share love with Oraimo

Like every other 14th February before it, 14.02.2021 was filled with laughter, love, gifts, and good cheer. The internet was flooded with pictures of couples having romantic dinners, gift exchanges, and engagement proposals; not a great time for singles who dropped funny memes and the popular “God when?” prayer requests in the comment sections of romantic posts. A singular event that stood out was the #sharelovewithoraimo campaign. Celebrity couples Tuface “2Baba” and Annie Idibia, Teddy A and BamBam, and Josh2funny and Bina all took to their Instagram live in partnership with oraimo to talk about what love meant to them. The live sessions were filled with laughter and love moments, as each couple recounted parts of their romantic journeys and what it was like to be married. ...
EPL: Tottenham Set £150m Price tag for Harry Kane
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EPL: Tottenham Set £150m Price tag for Harry Kane

  Tottenham have set a price tag of £150m for England striker, Harry Kane, according to Daily Mail. Manchester United and Manchester City are interested in the 27-year-old and Spurs are willing to listen to them with the record price of £150million. Kane has served three out of his six years deal with his boyhood club but has not won silverware with the club. The England International will be ready to leave the club if they fail to qualify for the Champions League this season. Kane has already scored 21 goals this term and manager Jose Mourinho wants to keep him at the club by all means. The opportunity to cash in on Kane would pay for around 15% of the club’s stadium and the newspaper claims Spurs would listen to offers of around £150m for the England striker. ...
Australian Open 2021 : Serena Williams Sets up Semi-final Showdown with Naomi Osaka after Beating Simona Halep
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Australian Open 2021 : Serena Williams Sets up Semi-final Showdown with Naomi Osaka after Beating Simona Halep

Tennis legend, Serena Williams has made it through to the Australian Open semi-finals clash, setting up a blockbuster clash against Naomi Osaka after beating Simona Halep. The quarter-final clash which took place on Tuesday morning at Rod Laver Arena, was a revenge match for Serena, who lost Wimbledon's final clash to Halep at the All England Club in 2019. The 23-time grand slam champion put in a dominant performance against the Romanian, winning 6-3 6-3, to make it through to the Australian Open semi-finals clash. It will be the 40th grand slam semifinal of Williams' career as the 39-year-old looks to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 career grand slam victories. "I definitely think this is the best match I've played this tournament for sure," Williams said afterward...
Desire Oparanozie slams NFF over her exclusion from Super Falcons squad to play Turkish Women’s Cup
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Desire Oparanozie slams NFF over her exclusion from Super Falcons squad to play Turkish Women’s Cup

Nigerian footballer, Desire Oparanozie has slammed the Nigeria Football Federation following her exclusion from the Super Falcons squad that will feature at the Turkish Women’s Cup, to start today, Monday, February 15. On Thursday last week, the NFF released a 23-man list for the competition, with Oparanozie a shock exclusion despite her form this season. Reports emerged that she was excluded because of her role inciting protests amongst her teammates at the 2019 Women's World Cup in France. Reacting to the reports, NFF’s Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, in a recent interview with BBC, said it had nothing to do with the role she played in the protest. “Oparanozie is still part of the team’s plans, and her non-inclusion has nothing to do with that protest in France...
Ibadan crisis: Hoodlums took advantage of cobblers death to burn shops, houses in Shasha market – Eyewitness
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Ibadan crisis: Hoodlums took advantage of cobblers death to burn shops, houses in Shasha market – Eyewitness

Traders, shop owners, landlords and other persons with property in and around Shasha market in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital have started to count their losses. An investigation carried out by DAILY POST in the market on Saturday and Sunday, confirmed that property among which are shops, houses and cars worth over fifty million Naira (N50,000,000.00) was destroyed between Friday and Sunday in the market. About five lives were reportedly lost as a result of the clash that erupted in the market on Friday. Our correspondent reports that Shasha market is located in Akinyele local government area, one of the eleven local governments that make up Ibadan. It was, however, noticed that the market has become a ghost of itself since Friday when the crisis erupted in the market. DA...
West Brom vs Man United: Solskjaer Confirms Player that will Miss EPL Clash
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West Brom vs Man United: Solskjaer Confirms Player that will Miss EPL Clash

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that midfielder, Paul Pogba, will miss the Red Devils’ Premier League clash with West Brom on Sunday at Hawthorns. Pogba sustained a thigh muscle injury during Man United’s Premier League 3-3 draw against Everton at Old Trafford last weekend. The France international missed Man United’s FA Cup 1-0 victory against West Ham United on Tuesday. ”Paul [Pogba] is still out [for the game],” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference on Friday. He added, “We have had a rare opportunity to do a bit of training and actually some recovery. “You have got Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and not a game until Sunday. That has been a rarity for us really.” The kick-off time for West Brom vs Man United is 3 ...
Everybody in South-East Wants to Belong to The APC – Governor Umahi
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Everybody in South-East Wants to Belong to The APC – Governor Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has asked the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to decide on which geopolitical zone gets the party’s 2023 presidential ticket. The Governor who visited the Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday February 10, said everybody in South-East wants to belong to the APC and also called for more registration forms to the region. Umahi said the “mad rush” to get registered to the APC in the South East is because of President Muhammadu Buhari’s giant strides in the region. He said; “It is a party affair. Party discipline requires that you sit down and discuss issues. “You advance your reasons and another person wil...
President Biden Declares ‘America is Back’ as he Announces Major Foreign Policy Shifts
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President Biden Declares ‘America is Back’ as he Announces Major Foreign Policy Shifts

President Joe Biden on Thursday declared that  America is back' as he outlined his vision for America’s foreign policy agenda. During a speech at the state department, the president reiterated the need for America to strengthen its global alliances. He announced that "diplomacy is back at the center" of US foreign policy and will end all support for Saudi Arabia's offensive operations in Yemen, before revealing plans to appoint an envoy to focus on the long-standing conflict. Biden's announcement at the State Department was just one of the significant changes he said he will make to US foreign policy, including freezing troop redeployments from Germany, raising the cap for refugees allowed into the US, and reaffirming US support for LGBTQ rights worldwide. The president str...
I Turned Down Opportunity To Move To Canada — Nigerian Doctor
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I Turned Down Opportunity To Move To Canada — Nigerian Doctor

A Nigerian doctor, Fatima has revealed that she turned down an opportunity to move to Canada because she wants to contribute to the growth and development of her country. "About a month ago, I got an opportunity to move and work in Canada. But honestly leaving this country is not an option for me. A lot of my colleagues have left but the rest of us will stay back. We’ll make our country work. We were born here, we’ll live here, we die here." she wrote. "I desire to stay back because I believe we will be greater here. It's just a matter of time." she added. While some Nigerians commended her patriotism, others said that she can afford to take such decisions because she is from a rich home. "Clearly you are from a rich home. "We die here" but na one soft estate you dey o with private s...
“If You Have Opportunity To Leave Nigeria In Your Youth, Do So” – Joe Abah
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“If You Have Opportunity To Leave Nigeria In Your Youth, Do So” – Joe Abah

Former Director-General of Bureau of Public Sector Reform, Dr Joe Abah has advised young Nigerans to leave the country if they have an opportunity to do so. In tweets he shared, Abah recounted seeing a clear path on how he could own a car, buy a house and build a career when he arrived the UK but couldn't see such in Nigeria. He also advised those who want to return to Nigeria, to do so by choice. He tweeted; "Moving abroad the 1st time, I didn’t watch any in-flight movie. My eyes were firmly on the flight display. As soon as we left Nigeria, I made the sign of the Cross. When we left Africa, I whispered “Alleluia! If this plane does emergency landing now, it won’t be in Africa sha!" It’s true that when I got to the UK for the first time, I thought “Is this all?” However, I cou...
Antonio Conte Explains Why Sevilla Defeated Inter Milan 3-2
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Antonio Conte Explains Why Sevilla Defeated Inter Milan 3-2

Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte, has disclosed that his side lost 3-2 to Sevilla in the Europa League final on Friday night because of Romelu Lukaku’s unfortunate own goal. Conte explained that after Lukaku’s own goal, Inter Milan also missed an opportunity to score against Sevilla. Lukaku opened the scoring for Antonio Conte’s side before Luuk de Jong equalized for Sevilla. Luuk de Jong then scored for the La Liga side before Diego Godin levelled for the Serie A side to make it 2-2 at half-time. However, Lukaku’s own goal in the 74th minute following Diego Carlos’s shot gave Sevilla their sixth Europa League trophy at the RheinEnergieStadion in Germany. “It was a balanced match between the two teams, two very good teams indeed, one specific incident could have changed...
Ben Chilwell Close to £50m Chelsea Move
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Ben Chilwell Close to £50m Chelsea Move

Chelsea are close to agreeing a £50 million deal with Leicester City for Ben Chilwell, according to Sky Sports. The two Premier League clubs have made progress in negotiations this week. Although nothing has been signed yet, a deal is expected to be completed early next week. Leicester have constantly made it clear they will not allow their players leave for low fees, and last summer, they made Manchester United pay £80m for Harry Maguire. The former champions are not under pressure to sell, as Chilwell is under contract until 2024, but the situation could change if he wants to leave. Chilwell is understood to be keen on the move with the opportunity for Champions League football at Chelsea.
Clarence Seedorf Predicts Champions League Clash Between Man City  and Real Madrid
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Clarence Seedorf Predicts Champions League Clash Between Man City and Real Madrid

AC Milan legend, Clarence Seedorf, has predicted that it would be ‘tough’ for Real Madrid to overturn their Champions League round of 16 first-leg defeat against Manchester City when both sides clash in the second-leg at Etihad Stadium on Friday night. Seedorf, a former Real Madrid player, also believes that nothing is impossible in football, adding that he expects Man City to prove a point after their ‘average season’ in the Premier League that saw Pep Guardiola’s men lose the English top-flight league title to Liverpool. Real Madrid lost 2-1 to Man City in the first-leg at the Santiago Bernabeu back in February. “I think when Zidane came [back], he got that chemistry back in place and after corona, I think Madrid came out solid when Barcelona came out a bit segregated,” See...
Arteta Chooses Between Willian and Coutinho
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Arteta Chooses Between Willian and Coutinho

Arsenal have chosen Willian over Philippe Coutinho, according to the UK Mirror. The Gunners are now expected to seal a deal for the Chelsea midfielder by next week. Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his squad ahead of the new season and build on the recent success of winning the FA Cup. Arsenal were offered the opportunity to sign Coutinho, with Barcelona desperate to get the former Liverpool playmaker off their books. But Arteta has snubbed the opportunity to sign Coutinho, even on loan for the season, in favour of landing Willian. Willian, 31, is the cheaper option of the two players and Arteta is very keen to work with him. The Gunners technical director Edu has a good relationship with Kia Joorabchian, who represents both Willian and Coutinho and is an Arsenal f...
Heavily Pregnant Nigerian Woman Cries out after She was Trafficked to Lebanon and locked up in an office building
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Heavily Pregnant Nigerian Woman Cries out after She was Trafficked to Lebanon and locked up in an office building

A heavily pregnant woman has cried out for help after she was trafficked to Lebanon and abandoned to her fate. Rasheedat Taiwo Saka, an eight-month pregnant Nigerian woman told SaharaReporters on Monday, June 22, that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, she has had no access to food or medical care and was currently locked up in her traffickers' office alongside other victims. Recalling how she found herself in that situation, she said she left Nigeria after her husband died in November 2018 and things became difficult financially. She said three agents in Nigeria, including a Mr John and a Mr Victor, approached her and presented her the opportunity of working in Lebanon. "Before I left for Lebanon, they bought our passport and ticket and said two months of our salary will be th...
Solskjaer Names Players that will miss Tottenham, Man Utd Clash
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Solskjaer Names Players that will miss Tottenham, Man Utd Clash

Manchester United head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named the players that will miss his side’s away Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night. According to Solskjaer, Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones are not ready to play against Jose Mourinho’s side because they are yet to get full match fitness due to injury. “Yeah we have got a couple of injuries,” Solskjaer was quoted by Man United’s official website as saying. “Axel will probably be missing, and Phil Jones will be missing [Man United’s clash against Tottenham]. Apart from that, I would say everyone else is available for selection.” He added: “During Pre-season you want to give everyone a chance, everyone the same opportunity to stake a claim for the team. “Eve...

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