Wednesday, October 27

Tag: Outstanding

Norwich still winless as wasteful Sargent lets Brighton off
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Norwich still winless as wasteful Sargent lets Brighton off

Josh Sargent wasted two great chances as Norwich's search for a first Premier League win of the season continued with a 0-0 draw at home to Brighton. Brighton should have taken the lead themselves during a first half in which Neal Maupay was harshly denied a penalty when both the referee and VAR overlooked clear contact from Tim Krul, before the goalkeeper pulled off an outstanding fingertip save to push Leandro Trossard's volley onto the bar. However, Sargent twice let the visitors off the hook either side of the interval. Robert Sanchez's failed attempt to sweep up presented him with an open goal 20 yards out but his shot was tame and Shane Duffy was able to get back to clear. Then, after the restart, a poor first touch from Sargent when through one-on-one allowed Dan Burn to rec...
Liverpool thrash Watford on Ranieri bow
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Liverpool thrash Watford on Ranieri bow

Liverpool made Claudio Ranieri’s Premier League return one to forget as they battered Watford 5-0 with Roberto Firmino grabbing a hat-trick. There was to be no new manager bounce factor for Watford with Sadio Mane scoring after just eight minutes, setting the tone for a completely dominant Liverpool performance and netting his 100th Premier League goal in the process. Firmino grabbed the first of his three on 37 minutes from a James Milner cross before Mohamed Salah got the goal his play deserved courtesy of another outstanding individual goal. Firmino tapped home his second on 52 minutes before wrapping up his hat-trick in injury time. The rampant Reds stretched their unbeaten run to 18 games in all competitions and sit top of the Premier League for the time being.
Sports ministry denies allegations officials shared almost $200k of allowances meant for D’Tigress players, after the African champions threatened to boycott World Cup qualifiers until they are paid
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Sports ministry denies allegations officials shared almost $200k of allowances meant for D’Tigress players, after the African champions threatened to boycott World Cup qualifiers until they are paid

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development led by Sunday Dare, has denied allegations its officials diverted funds meant to be paid as salary and allowances for Nigeria's Women's Basketball team, D'Tigres, saying the money is safe with the Central Bank Of Nigeria. The denial by the sports ministry comes after The D'Tigress team players released a video alleging they have been owed close to $200,000 from as far back as 2018 and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The team players in the video said they won't play any other match for the national team including the FIBA world cup qualifiers until their outstanding allowances are paid to them. The players who asked for the payment of the backlog of their bonuses and allowances, an improved welfare package, and to be honoured by the ...
Carragher names best player in Europe after Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Man City
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Carragher names best player in Europe after Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Man City

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, has named Mohamed Salah as the best player in Europe. He urged the club to do whatever they can to tie the Egypt international to a new contract. Carragher was speaking after Salah netted a dazzling goal against Manchester City in a 2-2 draw on Sunday. Salah, who also set up Sadio Mane’s opener, has scored in seven consecutive games for the Reds, equalling his longest scoring streak and becoming only the fourth player to reach 100 Premier League goals for Liverpool in the process. “I don’t think there’s anyone playing better in the world or in Europe at the moment. “His record at the start of this season has been absolutely outstanding. “You can never really question him for what he’s done at Liverpool – if at all – but r...
Nigerian man and Thai woman arrested for N134m romance scams in Thailand
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Nigerian man and Thai woman arrested for N134m romance scams in Thailand

A Nigerian man and a Thai woman have been arrested in Thailand for their alleged involvement in online ‘romance scams’ that saw their victims swindled out of at least B11 million.(N134,474,028.70) The Nigerian national identified by police as “Mr Abuchi Johnkennedy Onyenecherem”, and Thai woman Ampha ‘Pink’ Phatthap, 26, were arrested at a rented room in Srisoonthorn, Thalang, Phuket on Tuesday, September 28, police said in a statement on Thursday, September 30. Present for the arrests were officers from the Immigration Bureau and Cherng Talay Police. Ampha was wanted on an outstanding warrant issued by Chonburi Provincial Court on Monday, September 27. Officers explained that Ampha had created fake identities online, via Facebook. LINE and other online platforms, and decei...
You won’t earn £500,000 per week at Liverpool, be realistic – Ex-Arsenal star tells Salah
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You won’t earn £500,000 per week at Liverpool, be realistic – Ex-Arsenal star tells Salah

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has been told he can never get his reported demand of £500,000 per week contract at Liverpool. The Egypt International is demanding a huge pay rise to keep him at Anfield with less than 2 years left in his current deal. Salah has been the Reds top scorer in each of the last four seasons and as such feels he should be rewarded with a huge £500,000 a week deal. The demand, if granted the Egyptian, would surpass that of Cristiano Ronaldo, who is currently the top-earner in the Premier League. The Egyptian is currently receiving around £200,000 a week but the club wants to keep him and he wants a rise given he’s been their top scorer in each of the last four seasons. “He merits more but he’s not going to get £500,000-a-week,” Groves told talkSPORT....
Messi’s Rivals for Ballon d’Or this year revealed [Full list]
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Messi’s Rivals for Ballon d’Or this year revealed [Full list]

Argentina and Barcelona captain Lionel Messi’s reported rivals for this year’s Ballon d’Or have been revealed. According to Mundo Deportivo, Messi, who won Copa del Rey with Barcelona this year, will battle Chelsea and Italy hero, Jorginho, as well as France midfielder, N’Golo Kante for the Ballon d’ Or. The 34-year-old won his first trophy for Argentina last weekend as they defeated Brazil 1-0 in the Copa America final at the Maracana Stadium, thanks to Angel Di Maria’s first-half goal. The Barcelona number 10, who scored the most goals at Copa America, also won the player of the tournament. Meanwhile, Kante has been tipped to win the Ballon d’ Or following his outstanding display for Chelsea against Manchester City as they won the 2020/21 Champions League. Kante also w...
NPFL: Atule Gifts Katsina United Season’s first away win
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NPFL: Atule Gifts Katsina United Season’s first away win

  Katsina United Football Club forward, Joseph Atule has secured for his club their first away match victory this season with the goal he scored against Jigawa Golden Stars at exactly 30 minutes into the first half. Atule’s goal which happened to be the only goal in the 90 minutes encounter held at Ahmadu Bello Stadium was enough to break the away win jinx droughts against his club, Katsina United. Shortly after the encounter, the Commissioner of Sports and Social Development, Sani Aliyu Danlami, who could not hide his joy, congratulated the club for the well-deserved victory. The excited commissioner while considering the recent performance of the club in the Nigeria Premier League declared that Governor Aminu Bello Masari’s huge investment in the club has started pay...
Ukraine vs England: Shevchenko predicts Euro 2020 quarter-final clash
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Ukraine vs England: Shevchenko predicts Euro 2020 quarter-final clash

  Ukraine manager, Andriy Shevchenko, has predicted a ‘tough’ game when his team clash with England in the Euro 2020 quarter-final tie on Saturday night. Shevchenko expects an incredibly difficult tie against England but insisted that Gareth Southgate’s men ‘shouldn’t scare’ his players when both teams meet at the Stadio Olimpico this weekend. Ukraine head to the game following a 2-1 victory over Sweden in the round of 16 encounter on Tuesday, while England eliminated Germany. “England are a great team, they have a deep bench, an outstanding coaching staff and we are fully aware how tough this game is going to be,” Shevchenko told reporters at his post-match press conference after Ukraine defeated Sweden. “I saw all their three group matches, not today’s win over Ge...
Euro 2020: Kroos Reveals conversation with Cristiano Ronaldo after Portugal’s defeat
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Euro 2020: Kroos Reveals conversation with Cristiano Ronaldo after Portugal’s defeat

Germany midfielder, Toni Kroos has wished Cristiano Ronaldo all the best after his country defeated Portugal 4-2 at the Euro 2020 over the weekend. Kroos also said he asked Ronaldo how he was doing in Italy. The 31-year-old and Ronaldo were teammates at Real Madrid for four seasons before the forward left Santiago Bernabeu for Juventus. Recall that Ronaldo’s first-half goal was not enough as Germany defeated Portugal at Allianz Arena on Saturday, thanks to goals from Ruben Dias (OG), Raphael Guerreiro (OG), Kai Havertz and Robin Gosens. “I played with him [Ronaldo] for four seasons,” Kroos told the Einfach mal Luppen podcast. “We were neighbours in the dressing room, so of course, I was glad to see him again. “We spoke briefly about the game [Portugal vs Germany], of ...
Havertz names Outstanding Chelsea Player since Tuchel’s arrival
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Havertz names Outstanding Chelsea Player since Tuchel’s arrival

Chelsea attacking midfielder, Kai Havertz, has named teammate, Antonio Rudiger, as the outstanding Blues player since their manager Thomas Tuchel’s arrival at Stamford Bridge last January. Rudiger looked to be on the verge of leaving Chelsea last January under former manager Frank Lampard. But after Lampard’s departure and Tuchel’s appointment, Rudiger’s form has been exceptional for the reigning Champions League winners. “He [Rudiger] has given us so much stability over the last few months. After Tuchel’s arrival, he played outstandingly,” Havertz was quoted by Goal as telling reporters ahead of the Euro 2020. “As a mentality player, he is also important. On the pitch, he is a warrior. A bit like Kante – you want him in your team. “Playing against him in training is not...
Ikpeba Advises Lukaku to Snub Chelsea return
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Ikpeba Advises Lukaku to Snub Chelsea return

  Former Super Eagles striker, Victor Ikpeba, has urged Romelu Lukaku not to leave Inter Milan and return to Chelsea. Lukaku has been heavily linked with a potential return to Stamford Bridge this summer. The Belgium striker netted 35 goals and provided 11 assists in 49 appearances across all competitions to help Inter win the Serie A title after a 10-year wait. Lukaku had moved to Chelsea from Anderlecht in 2011 and played for the Blues for three years. Ikpeba has now urged him to remain with the Serie A champions. Lukaku vs Haaland: Chelsea coach, Tuchel picks between both strikers “I have my reservations, Lukaku has done well with Inter Milan, why not stick with Inter Milan, he’s getting used to Italian football,” Ikpeba said on SuperSport Monday Night Foot...
Fernandes, Salah, Kane, Ruben Dias shortlisted for Premier League Player of the Year Award 
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Fernandes, Salah, Kane, Ruben Dias shortlisted for Premier League Player of the Year Award 

An eight-man shortlist for the 2020/21 season Premier League Player of the Season award has been revealed. Manchester City stars Kevin De Bruyne and Ruben Dias are two of the eight stars nominated for the Premier League Player of the Season Award. England trio Harry Kane of Tottenham, Aston Villa's Jack Grealish and Chelsea star Mason Mount have also been listed along with Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes, Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek. Manchester City defender, Ruben Dias is favourite to win the award after an outstanding season for his club. The Portugal internation  won the Football Writers' Association award in May, beating his City team-mate Kevin De Bruyne - who won the Premier League Player of the Season award last season - and ...
Aguero Makes Promise after Joining Barcelona
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Aguero Makes Promise after Joining Barcelona

  New Barcelona signing, Sergio Aguero, has promised to help the club win silverwares. Aguero vowed to replicate the same outstanding display he produced during his time at Manchester City for the Camp Nou club. DAILY POST recalls that Barcelona officially signed Aguero from Manchester City on Monday. The Argentine international will remain at Barcelona until the end of the 2022/23 season. “I want to show here what I have shown at City,” Aguero was quoted by Barcelona’s official website as saying. “It’s an immense joy because since I was a kid, and even more so now with Messi, I have thought that Barça is the best club in the world. “Any player that is offered the chance to play at Barça, will come running. I will try to do my best to help the club to win big ...
UEL final: Solskjaer explains why Man United lost to Villarreal, praises one player
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UEL final: Solskjaer explains why Man United lost to Villarreal, praises one player

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided some reasons his team were not able to defeat Villarreal in the Europa League final on Wednesday. The manager also singled out Scott McTominay for special praise after the disappointing night, describing his performance as ‘outstanding’. Gerard Moreno put Unai Emery’s Villarreal ahead in the first half but United bounced back through Edinson Cavani to take the game to extra time. However, United came up short in epic penalty shootout, with David de Gea’s decisive spot-kick saved by Geronimo Rulli. Emery successfully nullified the threat of both Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, with an inspired McTominay outshining his high-profile team-mates in the middle of the park at Gdansk Stadium. Solskjaer was asked...
Tim Sherwood Snubs N’Golo Kante, names best two Midfielders at Chelsea
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Tim Sherwood Snubs N’Golo Kante, names best two Midfielders at Chelsea

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Tim Sherwood, has snubbed N’Golo Kante, and named Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho as the best two Blues midfielders presently. Sherwood said this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League final day fixture against Aston Villa on Sunday at Villa Park. He also urged Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, not to feature Kante against Aston Villa. “At the beginning of the season, the two favoured were Jorginho and Kovacic,” Sherwood said, as quoted by The Chelsea Chronicle. “It was only because Kovacic picked up an injury that Kante came in and was outstanding when he came into the side. He showed Tuchel what he could deliver. “I would play my best team in the first game against Villa. “I am not sure Kante is in my best. I think Kovacic and Jorginho are my b...
Foreign Countries Should Refund Stolen Funds with Interest – ICPC
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Foreign Countries Should Refund Stolen Funds with Interest – ICPC

Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Bolaji Owasanoye has said foreign countries should refund stolen funds with interest. Owasanoye who said this at the International Conference on IFFs and Asset Recovery held at the ICPC Headquarters in Abuja, further revealed that the Federal Government of Nigeria is currently reviewing legacy transactions in oil and gas, tax investments and the use of waivers in Nigeria in order to curb Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs). The ICPC boss also told foreign beneficiaries of IFFs to deduct loans to African countries from the illegal funds in their possessions, and return the outstanding amount with interests to the continent. He said;   “Africa is the biggest victim of IFFs. If you eva...
Allardyce Backs Ajayi To Bounce Back From Error Against Aston Villa
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Allardyce Backs Ajayi To Bounce Back From Error Against Aston Villa

Boss Sam Allardyce has backed Semi Ajayi to quickly bounce back from the mistake he made in the derby against Villa. The Baggies were 90 seconds away from beating Dean Smith’s side on Sunday but were ultimately held to a point after Kienan Davis fired in to level the scores at 2-2 in stoppage time. Villa’s first goal arrived after Ajayi – who had been recalled to the side at the expense of Dara O’Shea – gave away a needless penalty for a foul on Ross Barkley. Davis’ equaliser meanwhile arrived after Bartley – who has been in outstanding form in recent months – got caught in two minds when it came to clearing a cross. But while Allardyce was left frustrated by those individual errors, he refused to criticise his two centre-backs. And he has backed them and the rest of Alb...
Rio Ferdinand Blames John Stones after Man City’s 2-1 Defeat to Leeds United
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Rio Ferdinand Blames John Stones after Man City’s 2-1 Defeat to Leeds United

Rio Ferdinand has blamed John Stones for Manchester City defeat to Leeds United in the Premier league on Saturday. Leeds stunned the league leaders at the Etihad on Saturday, with Kalvin Phillips and Stuart Dallas putting up outstanding performances in the visitors’ 2-1 win. Dallas scored netted his second in the game in stoppage time to seal three points for Marcelo Bielsa’s side after Ferran Torres had levelled for City in the 76th minute. Leeds played with 10 men after Liam Cooper was sent off for a reckless challenge on Gabriel Jesus on the stroke of half-time. “We asked before the game whether Leeds United can adapt. Will Bielsa adapt his tactics to play against a top-notch team like this?” Ferdinand told BT Sport. “He was forced to go down to 10 men and then he ada...
Wayne Rooney Reacts to Sergio Aguero Leaving Manchester City
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Wayne Rooney Reacts to Sergio Aguero Leaving Manchester City

  Former Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney has reacted to Sergio Aguero’s departure from Manchester City. Rooney congratulated the Argentina international for the ‘fantastic career’ the striker had done in the Premier League. DAILY POST reported on Monday that Manchester City has reached an agreement with the Argentina international to leave the Etihad Stadium when his contract expires at the end of the season. Aguero is the all time highest goalscorer at the Etihad Stadium, with an incredible tally of 257 goals in 384 appearances. “He’s certainly one of the Premier League greats that’s for sure. He’s right up there. He’s a fantastic player,” Rooney said at his press conference on Wednesday. “He’s been an outstanding player. He’s been an absolute revelation...
England squad: I Regret not Taking my Chances – Man Utd star, Luke Shaw
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England squad: I Regret not Taking my Chances – Man Utd star, Luke Shaw

  Manchester United defender, Luke Shaw, has admitted he used to watch England matches and regrets not taking his chances on the international stage. Shaw made a winning return for the England squad on Sunday as the Three Lions defeated Albania 2-0 in their World Cup qualifier. The match against Albania was Shaw’s first game for England since September 2018. The 25-year-old now has nine caps overall for England, nearly eight years after making his international debut. “The last two years, I have been watching the games and regretting not taking my chance when I had them,” Shaw told ITV. “I’m so happy to be back, and even if I am not playing, just to be around the [England] squad is still brilliant. Of course, I would love to be in Euros squad [this summer], I thi...
Arsenal Fears Chelsea Could Hijack Odegaard Deal
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Arsenal Fears Chelsea Could Hijack Odegaard Deal

Arsenal fears they will lose Martin Odegaard to Premier League rivals, Chelsea as Real Madrid will demand £50 million for the player this summer, the Daily Star reports. Odegaard arrived at the Emirates in January for a six-month loan. The Gunners paid a fee of £1.8m but did not agree to an option to buy clause in the deal. Real valued Odegaard at £30m at the time but after his outstanding displays under Mikel Arteta, Arsenal is worried the LaLiga giants will make them cough up £50m to bring him in on a permanent deal. It is believed that the 22-year-old Norwegian is keen to continue in London, but it remains to be seen which of the teams in the city he might be playing for in the 2021/2022 season.
Update: Jacob Blake Files Lawsuit Against White Police Officer who Shot and Paralyzed him
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Update: Jacob Blake Files Lawsuit Against White Police Officer who Shot and Paralyzed him

A Black man who was paralyzed after he was shot in the back by a white police officer in Wisconsin, has filed a civil lawsuit accusing the officer of excessive force. Jacob Blake Jr. was shot by Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey in August 2020, while Blake was about to get into an SUV during a domestic dispute. The shooting of Blake, captured on video sparked another protest over police brutality and racism. It happened three months after George Floyd, another black man died while being restrained by police officers in Minneapolis. Sheskey and two other Kenosha officers were trying to arrest Blake on an outstanding warrant when a pocketknife fell from his pants during a scuffle. Blake said he picked it up before heading to a vehicle to drive away with two of his children in the b...
Rapper NBA YoungBoy Reportedly Indicted on Two Charges Including Possession of Firearm by a Felon
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Rapper NBA YoungBoy Reportedly Indicted on Two Charges Including Possession of Firearm by a Felon

American rapper, NBA YoungBoy has reportedly been indicted on two charges related to his September 2020 arrest including possession of a firearm by a felon. The 21-year-old Louisiana hip-pop star was arrested on Monday, March 22, and kept in FBI custody after fleeing from officials of Los Angeles Police Department who attempted to pull his car over for an outstanding federal warrant. The Shade Room obtained the unsealed federal indictment documents on Tuesday night, which revealed that YoungBoy is facing two counts together with possession of a firearm by a felon and being in possession of a firearm that isn’t registered to him. YoungBoy and one of his associates Morrow Battie have to forfeit any firearms and ammunition, according to the charging docs. The rapper was among ...
Rapper NBA YoungBoy Arrested and Kept in Federal Custody after Fleeing from Police
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Rapper NBA YoungBoy Arrested and Kept in Federal Custody after Fleeing from Police

Louisiana rapper, NBA YoungBoy has been arrested and kept in FBI custody after fleeing from officials of Los Angeles Police Department who attempted to pull his car over for an outstanding federal warrant. The rapper reportedly didn’t pull over when flagged down by the security operatives, prompting a short pursuit which ended with the rapper trying to flee on foot. TMZ reported that the cops set up a perimeter and brought in a K-9 which sniffed out YoungBoy. He was arrested and taken into custody around 1 p.m on Monday March 22. A firearm was also found in the vehicle but it is unclear if it belongs to the rapper. Back in September, the Baton Rouge rapper was among 16 people arrested on drug and firearm charges in Louisiana.
Tuchel Names Chelsea Player that is More than One Man after 2-0 Win Over Atletico
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Tuchel Names Chelsea Player that is More than One Man after 2-0 Win Over Atletico

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has insisted that his side played against Atletico Madrid with ‘half a man more’ due to N’Golo Kante’s presence on the pitch. It was goals from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri that secured a 3-0 aggregate win for the Blues over the La Liga leaders at Stamford Bridge. However, Kante turned in a sublime display against the Spanish side, back to his best, with Chelsea keeping another clean sheet. Tuchel said that Kante’s availability was a ‘big gift’ to him in his post-match press conference. “I never know the age of my players just from performance,’ Tuchel said. “If you play with N’Golo you have half a man more because he has a volume that is simply outstanding. “It is a big gift for me, a guy so, so humble and a big helper on...
Steven Gerrard Advised Against Replacing Klopp at Liverpool
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Steven Gerrard Advised Against Replacing Klopp at Liverpool

Former England striker, Peter Crouch, has advised Steven Gerrard to stay at Rangers amid reports linking him with a return to Liverpool to replace manager, Jurgen Klopp. Klopp is under intense pressure at Liverpool after the club lost 1-0 against Fulham at Anfield on Sunday. The result against Fulham was Liverpool’s sixth consecutive home defeat this season. However, Crouch, a former Liverpool teammate with Gerrard, wants the ex-midfielder to continue his managerial career at Rangers after guiding the club to win the Scottish Premiership title on Sunday. According to him, it is inevitable that Gerrard will manage Liverpool in the future, adding that the Reds legend should remain at Rangers for now and win more trophies with the Scottish side. “I found myself wishing I wa...
Tinubu Congratulates Osinbajo At 64, Says He Exhibited Outstanding Loyalty
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Tinubu Congratulates Osinbajo At 64, Says He Exhibited Outstanding Loyalty

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader and former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated the Vice- President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on his 64th birthday, saying the Vice- President has exemplified the best traits of a public servant who strives to do his best for our precious nation. In a statement by his media office made available to Daily Independent, Tinubu described Osinbajo as a man of vision and diligent work ethics who has exemplified the best traits of a public servant. He said, “I join the family, friends, and associates of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to celebrate with him as he turns 64 on Monday.” “Praying for many more productive years and the best of health for Prof. Osinbajo, we also thank God for the life He has given his servant”...
Man City vs Man United: De Gea Set to Join PSG
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Man City vs Man United: De Gea Set to Join PSG

Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea, is set to leave the club for Paris Saint-Germain as replacement Keylor Navas. The Sun (UK) reports that the Spaniard is now a top transfer target for Paris Saint-Germain De Gea, who spent 10 years at Old Trafford is wanted by Mauricio Pochettino to replace Navas. De Gea has seen his position come under pressure from Dean Henderson, but the veteran has thus far kept his starting job. Following the outstanding performance from Henderson, Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, had at the weekend confirmed De Gea will be given an extended break, following the birth of his first child. De Gea flew back to Spain to be with his girlfriend for the birth of Yanay. This means that the young England goalkeeper will be in goal...
I Will Keep Substituting you – Klopp Fires Warning to Salah
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I Will Keep Substituting you – Klopp Fires Warning to Salah

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has insisted he will keep taking Mohamed Salah off during games, if he doesn’t perform. Speaking to the media on Friday, Klopp made it clear he will take the best decisions for the team, without caring what the headlines will be. Salah, the Premier League’s leading scorer this season, was replaced around the hour mark at Anfield on Thursday night. The Egyptian winger was unable to hide his disbelief when leaving the field. “I think he enjoys the pressure [of being top scorer],” Klopp said. “He’s been outstanding again. I could have changed last night other players but it was more about who we bring on and he looked like he felt the intensity. He maybe saw it different, that’s fine. “We make these decisions in the moment. Then...
Mourinho Spills Discussion with Eric Dier, Identifies Carlos Vinicius Problem
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Mourinho Spills Discussion with Eric Dier, Identifies Carlos Vinicius Problem

  Jose Mourinho has revealed what Tottenham defender, Eric Dier, once told him about players’ performances during the club’s poor run of form. Speaking about his midfielder, Dele Alli during a press conference on Friday, Mourinho said, “One of my players, Eric Dier told me something like ‘individual performances are not very good when the collective performance is not good’. He’s right, that goes in both directions.” Mourinho further explained that “when the team plays well it’s easier for players to perform well and when players perform well the team plays well collectively. “So I agree with Eric and in relation to Dele, when you have players performing as he did, it’s easier for the team to play well and when the team plays well it’s easier for players to perform wel...
Update: Tiger Woods is Awake and Recovering in Hospital after Car Crash
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Update: Tiger Woods is Awake and Recovering in Hospital after Car Crash

Golf legend, Tiger Woods was involved in a single-car crash on Tuesday morning, February 23,  in California, and was taken to a hospital, where he underwent surgery over multiple leg injuries. An official statement has been released from Woods' official account after the car crash, providing an update on Woods' medical status after his surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. “We thank everyone for the overwhelming support and messages during this tough time,” the statement read. “As previously communicated, Tiger was involved in a single-car accident earlier this morning in California. He has undergone a long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle after being brought to the hospital.” “Mr. Woods suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extrem...
Mason Mount is Chelsea’s Next Captain – Joe Cole
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Mason Mount is Chelsea’s Next Captain – Joe Cole

  Former Chelsea forward, Joe Cole, has identified midfielder, Mason Mount, as next captain of the club. Mount has been very outstanding for Chelsea since gaining promotion from the youth team. He helped Chelsea record the 1-1 draw with Southampton on Saturday after winning and scoring a penalty at St Mary’s. And Cole, a former England International said Mount will grow to become Chelsea’s skipper. “He’s a great player,” Cole said BT Sport. “He’s a leader in the dressing room and I think he will go on to be a Chelsea captain. “He has great feet and he drove Chelsea on and there is a reason Tuchel has taken to him straightaway and that is because of his personality and because of his quality. “He has a massive future, but forget the future, he is the present...
14th Headies Award: All you Need to Know About Davido, Fireboy, Burna Boy, other Nominations
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14th Headies Award: All you Need to Know About Davido, Fireboy, Burna Boy, other Nominations

  The 14th edition of the Headies, a Nigerian music awards show held to recognize outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry, will take place Sunday night. The ceremony was supposed to take place last December, but due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) it will be held tonight. The venue is at the La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort in Ibeju-Lekki, from 8:00 – 11:00 pm. Popular comedian, Bovi and TV personality and actress, Nancy Isime, will host the event via Headies’s official website. The nominees were announced last December, with Fireboy DML leading with 9 nominations. Davido and Wurld followed with 7 nominations each, while Burna boy the reigning Artiste of the Year secured 6 nominations. Some of the top nominations below: Artiste of the year: ...
Enyeama Names PSG’s Mbappe as Favourite to Win Ballon d’Or Award
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Enyeama Names PSG’s Mbappe as Favourite to Win Ballon d’Or Award

  Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has said Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe is favourite to win the Ballon d’Or in future. Mbappe put up an outstanding display, scoring a hat-trick as PSG defeated Barcelona 4-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday night. “Mbappe is such a great player, future Ballon d’Or. Players like him make goalkeeping – such a beautiful job – a matchday dream,” Enyeama tweeted after the game. Mbappe, 22, has now become only the third player to score a Champions League hat-trick against the Blaugrana. Faustino Asprilla did so for Newcastle and Andriy Shevchenko for Dynamo Kyiv (both in 1997). In addition, Mbappe became just the second player to net at least twice at Camp Nou in European Cup/Champions League action after Feren...
FIFA Confirms Paying $700,000 Owed To Super Falcons For World Cup Participation In 2019
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FIFA Confirms Paying $700,000 Owed To Super Falcons For World Cup Participation In 2019

World football governing body, FIFA, has confirmed it has paid Nigerian Football Federation the outstanding $700,000 owed to the Super Falcons for participation in the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Nigeria’s women’s team, the Super Falcons participated in the Women’s World cup in June 2019 and as at February 2020 had not received payment of $1m for participation. The NFF were due to receive $1m for reaching the Round of 16 in France, but $240,000 was deducted for the Super Falcon’s extended stay in France and rescheduled flight after their sit-in protest. In February, FIFA explained the payment delays. “Regarding your request, as part of our long-term vision to invest into the development of women’s football at all levels, prior to last year’s Fifa Women’s World Cup in France, Fifa a...
N1bn Not Enough To Conduct Elections In 2020 ― INEC Chairman Tells NASS
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N1bn Not Enough To Conduct Elections In 2020 ― INEC Chairman Tells NASS

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) Professor Mahmoud Yakubu has said the sum of N1bn would not be enough for it to conduct outstanding elections next year. He expressed his reservations on Thursday while speaking at budget defence before the Joint Committee of Senate and House of Representatives on INEC. In the 2020 Budget estimate presented by President Muhammadu Buhari, the sum of N40bn was announced as statutory allocations for the Commission for recurrent and capital expenditures. The INEC chairman told the Committee that the Edo and Ondo states governorship elections were scheduled to be conducted next year. He also insisted that other supplementary elections might arise. Professor Yakubu said apart from increasing the allowance of his wo...
Nadal Powers Past Federer into final
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Nadal Powers Past Federer into final

Defending champion, Rafael Nadal powered past Roger Federer in the French Open semi-finals on Friday, winning in straight sets. The 33-year-old produced an outstanding performance to beat Federer 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the last four on Court Philippe Chatrier. The win moves him within one victory of a record-extending 12th Roland Garros title and it was Federer’s worst Grand Slam defeat in 11 years. Nadal will face either world number-one, Novak Djokovic, or Austrian fourth seed, Dominic Thiem, on Sunday. “It’s incredible to play with Roger here. “Congratulations to him — to be at his level at 37, it’s incredible. I say thank you to the Parisian fans because it’s magnificent for me to be in another final. “It’s always a pleasure to play...
Niger senators back Lawan’s race for Senate President seat
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Niger senators back Lawan’s race for Senate President seat

Serving and elected Senetors in Niger under the platform of the All Progressives  Congress ( APC), on Saturday endorsed Sen. Ahmed Lawan for the ninth senate president seat. The endorsement was contained in a statement issued in Minna and signed by three senators,  Mohammed Sani Musa – Niger East, Sabi Abdullahi – Niger North and  Senator-elect, Muhammad Bima-Enagi – Niger-south in Minna. According to them, Lawan has an impeccable character and undeniable wealth of experience as a lawmaker to drive the aspirations and vision of the 9th Senate towards achieving its mandate. “There is no doubt that  Lawan has also demonstrated stability, reliability and fidelity towards ensuring sound and people-oriented legislation at the Senate as he demonstrated in the build-up to the 2019 genera...
Nigerian Student, Peter Seunara Arotiba Emerges Best Candidate In West Africa
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Nigerian Student, Peter Seunara Arotiba Emerges Best Candidate In West Africa

A student of Nigerian Air Force Secondary School, Ikeja, Lagos, Master Peter Seunara Arotiba, has been honoured with the West African Examination Council’s (WAEC) International Excellence Awards for his outstanding performance in the 2018 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Arotiba received the honour alongside Miss Wilhermina Opoku and Miss Brago Sarpong Afrifa, who came second and third respectively. The second and third prize winners are Ghanaians. Arotiba with examination number 4251112045, had a total score of 657.8256 to beat the second and third prize winners to the first prize. The Augustus Bandele Oyediran Best Candidate in West Africa Award was also presented to Arotiba. The Spokesman of WAEC, Mr Demian Ojijeogu, in a statement is...
Nigerian Man Sentenced to 10 Years in U.S Federal Court
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Nigerian Man Sentenced to 10 Years in U.S Federal Court

A Nigerian citizen who had been living in Canada was on Monday, March 4, sentenced by U.S. federal court to 10 years in prison for obstructing justice in a multi-million dollar fraud case. Michael Adefemi Adeyemo, also known as Adekunle Olufeni Adetiloye, was previously sentenced in 2012 in North Dakota to serve 17 years and six months for a multi-million dollar credit card fraud scheme involving more than 20 banks in the U.S., according to a Justice Department news release. At the time, it was the largest credit card fraud suffered by US Bank and the Discover Card Bank in their histories. Years after the 2012 sentencing, authorities discovered Adeyemo, 47, took steps to conceal his prior residency in the U.S. as a legal permanent resident, that he was a licensed attorney in N...
Niger Government release N800m for payment of pensions, gratuities
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Niger Government release N800m for payment of pensions, gratuities

The Niger Government has released a total of N800 million for the payment of pensions and gratuities in the state. Gov. Abubakar Bello disclosed this during an interactive session with members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Minna on Monday. He said that N500 million was released to the state Pensions Board in February and additional N300 million had just been released to settle the outstanding pensions and gratuities of retirees in the state. Bello added that the government had also started paying death benefits to ease the sufferings of families of the deceased persons. “I am proud to say today that what we have done for pensioners, no administration in the past had done that; the records are there in the pension board office. “This is because we know how very import...
INEC confirms arrival of sensitive, non sensitive materials in Enugu
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INEC confirms arrival of sensitive, non sensitive materials in Enugu

Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Enugu, Dr Emeka Ononamdu who made this known to journalists while updating journalists and other stakeholders on the preparedness of INEC for the elections stated that the commission has recorded 100 percent completion of smart card reader’s configuration and charging. Ononamadu said that all the sensitive materials are currently at the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Enugu for safekeeping. “As at today, we have received and confirmed all the sensitive material for gubernatorial and house of Assembly election. We have recorded 100 per cent completion of smart card reader configuration and charging, now ready for deployment to council areas and Registration Area Centres [RAC]. “We have equally distributed all the outstanding materials and funds f...
Eku Edewor Shares Life Lesson As Her Mum Marries for The Third Time
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Eku Edewor Shares Life Lesson As Her Mum Marries for The Third Time

Eku Edewor took to Instagram to share a deep life lesson as she shared a photo of her mum, who got married for the third time. The media personality who stated that her mother is a testament to the phrase that no one can define you, added that her heart is full of joy because her mother will never allow anyone dim her light. Eku Edewor who wished her mum a happy married life she got married for the third time, wrote; My Mother is a testament to the phrase that no one can define you. Not society, not your friends, not your siblings or even your parents. Our Creator is the only one that blesses our wishes, makes a road for us and lifts us when we think we have been forgotten. My Mother and Father had a beautiful marriage yet they went their separate ways. My Mother was blessed to meet...
Fuel Crisis Looms as Marketers Order Depots’ Shutdown
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Fuel Crisis Looms as Marketers Order Depots’ Shutdown

By Ndubuisi Francis, Chineme Okafor in Abuja and Peter Uzoho in Lagos Oil marketers under the aegis of Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) yesterday directed their members to shut down all depots in the country at midnight to protest federal government’s failure to pay them their outstanding subsidy claims estimated at N800 billion. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has, however, described the action of the marketers as economic sabotage. The Ministry of Finance had announced, at the weekend, that the federal government had reached an agreement with the marketers after meeting the parties to begin the payment of the money owed them. But DAPPMAN, in a counter statement yesterday by its Executive Secretary, Mr. Olufemi Adew...
Scudamore’s Golden Handshake Gets Premier League Approval
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Scudamore’s Golden Handshake Gets Premier League Approval

Premier League clubs have approved the controversial move to give departing chief executive Richard Scudamore a £5 million ($6.3 million) farewell gift. The Premier League said the golden handshake was proposed by its audit and remuneration committee and “supported and endorsed by the clubs”. All 20 top-flight teams discussed Scudamore’s leaving bonus, which had sparked widespread protests from fans, at Premier League shareholders’ meeting in London on Thursday. The money will be paid over three years and will depend on the 59-year-old agreeing to a “comprehensive set of non-compete clauses” in terms of the roles he takes on in the future. Scudamore, who earns a reported £2.5 million per year, has also agreed to remain available to his successor Susanna Dinnage “in an advisory capacity...
Ondo State Workers Threaten to Begin Strike on Tuesday Over Non Payment of Salaries
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Ondo State Workers Threaten to Begin Strike on Tuesday Over Non Payment of Salaries

Organised labour unions in Ondo State have threatened to commence strike on Tuesday, November 13,  if the government fails to pay the backlog of their salary arrears. In a letter to the governor dated November 9, 2018 and signed by state chairmen of the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and the Joint Negotiating Council, Tayo Ogunleye; Soladoye Ekundayo and Abel Oloniyo, respectively, the workers asked Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to pay the backlog from the N20bn Paris Club refund the state received from the Federal Government recently. The workers accused the governor of not consulting the labour unions on the release of the Paris Club refund to the state as both parties had earlier agreed.  According to the workers, industrial peace in the state might not be guarantee...
Nigerian Lawyer Wins IBA Human Rights Award
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Nigerian Lawyer Wins IBA Human Rights Award

A legal practitioner to human rights has declared a Nigerian human rights lawyer, Mr. Adeola Austin Oyinlade, winner of the International Bar Association (IBA) award for outstanding contribution for 2018. The prestigious award was presented to him at this year’s IBA conference in Rome, Italy. Oyinlade, the first Nigerian and second in Africa to win the award, emerged winner ahead of other finalists from many countries across the world. Each year, IBA presents the award to an outstanding lawyer in the field of human rights law. The IBA has a membership of over 80,000 lawyers and 195 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents across the globe. Oyinlade has distinguished himself through his courageous stand for human rights and his pro-bono legal services to t...
KWESE PREMIER LEAGUE: Gombe Bulls Are New Champions, Beat Kwara Falcons 81-67
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KWESE PREMIER LEAGUE: Gombe Bulls Are New Champions, Beat Kwara Falcons 81-67

The curtain for the 2018 Kwese Premier Basketball League was drawn yesterday as a new champion emerged in Gombe Bulls, the Savannah Conference champions who defeated Kwara Falcons 81-67 to win the title. The Final 8 which concludes the 2018 season was played at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano. Gombe Bulls led 26-21 in the first quarter as well as in the second third and fourth respectively thus 41-38 , 64-58 and 81- 67. The final game witnessed a towering display of skills and experience by both teams in front of hundreds of fans. At the end of the game, individual honours went to Ibe Audu of Gombe who was named the Highest Goal Scorer, and the Most Valuable Player. Speaking after the action-packed final game, Nigeria Basketball Federation President, Tijjani...
2019: APC Has No Formidable Opposition – Lai Mohammed
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2019: APC Has No Formidable Opposition – Lai Mohammed

2019: APC Has No Formidable Opposition – Lai Mohammed The Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the Opposition has no viable candidate to truncate the victory party of the All Progressive Congress (APC) come 2019. The Minister made this known during his interaction with newsmen at the wedding of the son of Edo Commissioner for Budget and Economy Planning, Hajia Mariam Abubakar, which he chaired. He added that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which would have given the APC a run for it money is grappling with discord in its ranks. Mohammed stated that the outstanding performance of the government of the APC would give the party a leverage to claim victory during the general elections. “I don’t see fear any opposition in the elections. The op...

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