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PSG still don’t know when Ramos will make his debut as defender nurses calf injury
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PSG still don’t know when Ramos will make his debut as defender nurses calf injury

  Mauricio Pochettino has no idea when the World Cup-winning defender will be available, but Kylian Mbappe is in line to face Lyon on Sunday Sergio Ramos still has no date pencilled in for his Paris Saint-Germain debut, with Mauricio Pochettino admitting to being in the dark when it comes to the Spanish defender's recovery from a calf injury. The former Real Madrid captain completed a move to France as a free agent over the summer, but is yet to pull on the colours of his new club and remains stuck on the sidelines. A niggling muscle problem is frustrating the 35-year-old centre-half, and everyone else at Parc des Princes, with Pochettino unsure as to when the World Cup winner will come into contention for a place in his plans.      
England to welcome Germany and Spain in new women’s international invitational tournament
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England to welcome Germany and Spain in new women’s international invitational tournament

  The hosts of Euro 2022 will welcome three of the world's best international teams next February, and every year up to and including 2025 England will welcome Germany and Spain for a new women’s international invitational tournament in February 2022, with a fourth participating nation to be confirmed. The Lionesses have regularly competed in the SheBelieves Cup in the February international window, hosted by the U.S. women’s national team, even winning the competition in 2019. However, they skipped the trip to the States this year with then-coach Phil Neville citing plans of their own. This tournament provides competition against some of the best teams in the world just months before the European Championships, to be hosted by England.      
BBNaija: JayPaul reveals future plans for Saskay
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BBNaija: JayPaul reveals future plans for Saskay

Evicted Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, JayPaul has shed more light on his plans for Saskay. JayPaul had declared his love for Saskay while in the house and even surprised her with flowers. When asked if Saskay’s relationship outside the house affecting his game, JayPaul speaking to Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, BBNaija official host during the live eviction show on Sunday said it is up to Saskay to determine what happens. “To be honest it’s up to Saskay to decide what she wants. “We are on our way to becoming a thing and she has so many situations to sort out but if it happens no problem and if not I’ll move on.” He added that Saskay’;s relationship outside the house doesn’t bother him. Meanwhile, JayPaul’s eviction leaves 12 housemates to battle for the grand prize worth N...
BBNaija: Cross reveals plans for Saskay after reality show
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BBNaija: Cross reveals plans for Saskay after reality show

Big Brother Naija Season 6 housemate, Cross has said he has plans of making Saskay the mother of his unborn children. Cross said this during a discussion with Saskay after the Saturday night party. Recall that Saskay has been in a triangle with two BBNaija male housemates; JayPaul and Cross. Giving her reasons for choosing JayPaul, Saskay after Saturday night’s party told Cross that JayPaul is always around her unlike him. She also noted that she needed more actions to match the feelings he always said he had for her. However, Cross, while giving reasons why he chose not to be all over her, said he didn’t want to go too hard on her. According to him, “I don’t want to be selfish with what I feel for you, I’m considering the fact that you are young and in honesty I don...
PDP leaders visit Jonathan and beg him to stay amid reports he wants to decamp to APC
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PDP leaders visit Jonathan and beg him to stay amid reports he wants to decamp to APC

PDP leaders paid a visit to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, in his Abuja residence on Tuesday, August 31 amid reports he plans to decamp to APC. The acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Yemi Akinwonmi led a delegation of party leaders consisting of Daisi Akintan, former caretaker secretary of the PDP in the South-West and the secretary of ex-officio forum and a member of the National Executive Committee, Mrs Helen Taiwo, to visit Jonathan. The three-member team met with the former President behind closed doors, Punch reports, adding that the visit was designed to acquaint Jonathan with current happenings within the party and seek his advice on how best to find an amicable solution to the crisis. According to the publication, a source privy to the meeting ...
Kim Kardashian has ‘no Plans to Ditch West name’ after Kanye Divorce is Finalised
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Kim Kardashian has ‘no Plans to Ditch West name’ after Kanye Divorce is Finalised

Kim Kardashian has no plans to drop the West from her surname after her divorce from rapper Kanye West is finalized. Despite Kanye filing to change his name to just Ye, Kim plans to keep the West name with her children. A source told TMZ that the reality star is expected to retain her former husband's last name to protect her children, as she thinks it's "important" to have the same name as her kids. The sources also claimed that Kim fully supports Kanye's recent decision to legally change his name to Ye. All of the former couple's children share the surname of West, and Kim wants to maintain a "strong family unit".
Ex-Arsenal star Wilshere: How do I explain to my kids that no one wants me?
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Ex-Arsenal star Wilshere: How do I explain to my kids that no one wants me?

Once tipped to become a world-class midfielder for the future, the free agent has no offers on the table despite being 29 and fully fit Jack Wilshere has further opened up on his struggles to find a new club, with the former Arsenal star admitting that he is at a loss as to why no teams have moved to sign him. The midfielder spent time at both West Ham and Bournemouth after leaving the Gunners in 2018, but failed to work his way into either of the sides' long-term plans. Now, with 34 England caps to his name and still just 29 years old, the free agent is finding it difficult to understand why he isn't attracting any interest.  
‘I May not Return to Ring’, says Pacquiao after Ugas Defeat
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‘I May not Return to Ring’, says Pacquiao after Ugas Defeat

Manny Pacquiao plans to take his time before deciding on his future but admitted on Saturday he may not return to the ring after his upset defeat to Yordenis Ugas. The 42-year-old Filipino boxing superstar indicated he now planned to turn his attention to his political career in the Philippines in the wake of a unanimous points defeat to Ugas. “In the future you may not see Manny Pacquiao fight in the ring,” Pacquiao said. “I don’t know. “I’ve done a lot for boxing and boxing has done a lot for me. I look forward to spending time with my family and thinking about my future in boxing.” If Saturday’s loss was Pacquiao’s final fight, it marks the end of a glittering 26-year professional career that has already ensured the Filipino will go down as one of the all-time greats...
Pochettino pressed on Messi debut & Mbappe future ahead of PSG’s meeting with Brest
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Pochettino pressed on Messi debut & Mbappe future ahead of PSG’s meeting with Brest

The iconic Argentine forward is in line to make his first appearance for his new club, potentially alongside a World Cup winner Mauricio Pochettino is giving little away when it comes to his plans for Lionel Messi, with the Argentine in line to make his Paris Saint-Germain against Brest, but the coach is confident that Kylian Mbappe will remain part of his plans this season. The Ligue 1 heavyweights now boast an enviable array of attacking talent on their books, with six-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi being slotted into a star-studded squad alongside the likes of Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi. It could be that Messi, who was snapped up as a free agent once no contract was signed at Barcelona, opens a new chapter in his career on Saturday, with another positive week of train...
Zimbabwe Denies Plan to export live Elephants to other Countries
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Zimbabwe Denies Plan to export live Elephants to other Countries

Zimbabwe, known for its exotic wildlife and animal reserves has denied reports that it plans to be exporting live elephants to other countries for money. Experts believe Zimbabwe and neighbouring Botswana could be home to about half of Africa's 400,000 elephants. According to Zimbabwe's wildlife authority, doing so will be going against the advice of conservation groups. Releasing a statement on Wednesday, August 4, the Wildlife authority said that allegations by some NGOs that the process of capturing the animals had begun were “speculative and baseless”. “Zimbabwe is not considering any live African elephant exports and the country has not processed any export trade permits since 2019,” the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) said. Its spokesman...
Arsenal Sign Ben White from Brighton
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Arsenal Sign Ben White from Brighton

Arsenal have signed Ben White from Brighton and Hove Albion on a long-term contract, the club announced on their website on Friday. The 23-year-old defender joins the Premier League side after spending the summer with the Three Lions of England at the Euro 2020. He had spent the 2019/2020 season on loan with Championship-winning side, Leeds United, who are now promoted to the Premier League. Speaking about the player, Arsenal’s Technical Director Edu said, “Ben has been a key target this summer. He has so many qualities which make us so excited he’s joining us. Ben’s a young English player with a great future. He’s very strong defensively, good on the ball with a great passing range. We’re delighted Ben’s signed and we look forward to him growing with us.” Manager Mikel Art...
‘We Call on God to deal with Buhari’- Afenifere chieftain Ayo Adebanjo kicks over Igboho’s arrest
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‘We Call on God to deal with Buhari’- Afenifere chieftain Ayo Adebanjo kicks over Igboho’s arrest

Leader of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political group, Ayo Adebanjo, has said God will "deal with" President Buhari even as he kicked against plans by the Federal government to seek for the extradition of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. Igboho was arrested in the Benin Republic on Monday, July 19, while attempting to fly to Germany with his wife, Ropu. He was arrested and arraigned before a Beninoiese court on Thursday for being in possession of a fake Benin passport. The Federal government has reportedly been making moves to extradite him to Nigeria to face more charges. Speaking on Arise TV, 93-year-old Adebanjo said Igboho is a “political prisoner”, and that the federal government has “no right” to seek his extradition. ''The-power-that-be wants t...
Derby County vs Man United: Solskjaer confirms plans for Lingard after 2-1 win
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Derby County vs Man United: Solskjaer confirms plans for Lingard after 2-1 win

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed his plans for winger, Jesse Lingard, following his side’s pre-season friendly 2-1 victory against Derby County on Sunday. Solskjaer said Lingard, who went on loan at West Ham United last season, is in his plans for next season, following his impressive display against Derby County. Lingard shone in Man United’s friendly against Derby at Pride Park Stadium, hitting the crossbar in the second half. Goals from Tahith Chong and Facundo Pellistri gave Solskjaer’s side the win against Derby. “He [Jesse Lingar] came seven or eight days later than the rest, but he’s a naturally fit boy. He’s a man, he played with a few boys, but he’s one of the men! Jesse has come back, been bright, he wants to fight for his place and t...
I’m not afraid of expulsion – Marafa tells APC chairman
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I’m not afraid of expulsion – Marafa tells APC chairman

Former Senator representing Zamfara Central Senatorial District, Kabir Marafa, says he is not afraid to be expelled from the All Progresive Congress APC. Sen. Marafa stated this on Channels Television while responding to the statement issued by Zamfara State youth wing of the APC. DAILY POST reported that the youths accused Marafa of plans to destroy the party in the state through anti-party activities. This is coming following the statement made recently by the former Zamfara Senator challenging the legality of Mai Mala Buni to be APC chairman. Mr. Marafa said he could not be intimidated by anybody or whatsoever because he is only telling the truth. According to Mr Marafa, he knows who sent the youths, “I think my friend Mai Mala is afraid and jittery because I told him tha...
Gareth Bale to Retire from Club football
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Gareth Bale to Retire from Club football

  Real Madrid winger, Gareth Bale, will retire from club football next summer, the UK Mirror reports. Bale has one year left on his £600,000-a-week deal with the LaLiga giants. Before Euro 2020, the 31-year-old claimed his future plans would “cause chaos”. With Wales out of the tournament following a 4-0 thumping at the hands of Denmark in the last-16, Bale will hang up his boots at club level next summer. He will however guide his country to the World Cup in Qatar if they qualify. Wales currently have three points from their opening two World Cup qualifying group games. They will need to finish either in first place to qualify directly for the World Cup finals or finish in second to advance to the second round play-offs.
England star Shaw reacts to ‘very strange’ Zidane stat as Manchester United defender shines at Euro 2020
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England star Shaw reacts to ‘very strange’ Zidane stat as Manchester United defender shines at Euro 2020

The Red Devils left-back has nailed down a spot in Gareth Southgate's plans and has proved to be a useful source of assists Luke Shaw admits finding it "very strange" that he has already recorded more assists at a European Championship than France legend Zinedine Zidane managed in his entire career at the tournament. The Manchester United left-back has become the go-to option on the flanks for Gareth Southgate at Euro 2020, with three goals teed up for team-mates during their run to the semi-finals. Two of those came in Shaw's last outing against Ukraine in the space of four minutes, and the 25-year-old is racing away from the surprising tally of one assist that World Cup winner Zidane - who helped Les Bleus to continental glory in 2000 - recorded for his country at European Cha...
Bale walks off after Real Madrid star asked if he has played last game for Wales after Euro 2020 defeat by Denmark
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Bale walks off after Real Madrid star asked if he has played last game for Wales after Euro 2020 defeat by Denmark

The 31-year-old has decisions to make at international and club level, but he will not be revealing those at this stage Gareth Bale walked away from a question on his future after seeing Wales slip out of Euro 2020, with the Real Madrid forward refusing to be drawn on his plans. Another continental adventure came to a close for the 31-year-old on Saturday as a 4-0 defeat was suffered at the hands of Denmark in the last 16 of the European Championship. There had been suggestions prior to that contest that a man with 96 caps for his country was preparing to slip into international retirement.
NANS suspends its June 12 nationwide protest
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NANS suspends its June 12 nationwide protest

The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has announced the suspension of its planned June 12 protest.   In a statement released today June 11, the President of NANS, Sunday Asefon, said the planned protest was aimed at decrying the insecurity in the country and the repeated abduction of students from schools across the country.   Asefon said intelligence they have gathered suggests that some politicians with “different agenda” have perfected plans to hijack the protest which they are against.   Read the statement below   ''You will recall I had addressed a press conference in Ado Ekiti on 1st June 2021 where I had decried the growing insecurity in the country and the unfortunate development around our school and campuses resulting in the ...
They Might have no one in Power to Speak for Them, but they have GOD- Apostle Suleiman cautions FG from going after IPOB Members while leaving herdsmen
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They Might have no one in Power to Speak for Them, but they have GOD- Apostle Suleiman cautions FG from going after IPOB Members while leaving herdsmen

Popular clergyman, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, has cautioned the Federal government over its plans to go after IPOB members. In a post shared on his IG page this morning, Suleiman wondered why the FG plans to go after IPOB members whilst leaving Killer herdsmen. His post reads ''You will go after IPOB? Yet you cant go after killer herdsmen? IPOB seeks to pull out of a part of Nigeria Killer herdsmen destroys the whole Nigeria. Who should be dealt with urgently? Tread with caution sir. They might have no one in power to speak for them,they have GOD.''he wrote
Repw Drop Plan to Scrap NYSC
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Repw Drop Plan to Scrap NYSC

Plans to scrap the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) have been dropped by the House of Representatives. Recall that a bill sponsored by lawmaker, Awaji-Inombek Abiante which proposed scrapping of the NYSC had drawn mixed reaction after it scaled a second reading. Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Youth, Yemi Adaramodu  who spoke at the official unveiling of nine books on NYSC and maiden NYSC film in commemoration of the 48th anniversary of the scheme on Thursday June 10, said there is no plan to scrap the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC). Adaramodu described the NYSC as the most successful national programme for fostering Nigeria’s unity. He said; "Anybody is free to sponsor a bill, but the speaker and the rest of the house believe that the schem...
Talks between Conte, Tottenham break down
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Talks between Conte, Tottenham break down

  Tottenham have called off plans to hire Antonio Conte as their next manager, following a breakdown in talks. Spurs have concerns over some of Conte’s demands, which includes a reluctance to work with young players at the club. According to Sky Italy, Conte also had major doubts about becoming Spurs next head coach and was inclined to turn the offer down. After considering the role for several days, the Italian is not convinced the North London side were a team ready to win trophies immediately. The Italian who won Serie A with Inter Milan last season and has won five league titles in the last decade, is looking for another ‘winning project’. However, Fabio Paratici, who left Juventus in May and worked with Conte between 2011 and 2014, is close to joining Totten...
Barcelona to Complete Signing of Three Players this Week
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Barcelona to Complete Signing of Three Players this Week

Barcelona are set to complete the signing of three players this week. According to Cat Radio, the Barcelona board plans to finalize three transfers in the coming days, consisting of Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, Lille’s Memphis Depay, and Manchester City’s Eric Garcia. Aguero, Depay and Garcia will all arrive at Barcelona on a free transfer. Aguero has been linked to Barcelona since he announced that he would not renew his contract with Manchester City some weeks ago. Man City manager, Pep Guardiola, also confirmed that Aguero would join Barcelona following their 5-0 victory against Everton on Sunday. Depay and Garcia have been linked with Barcelona for almost a year now. Both players were very close to signing for the Camp Nou club in the last transfer window as w...
Leaked Documents Show US Considered Using Nuclear Weapons against China to Defend Taiwan in 1958
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Leaked Documents Show US Considered Using Nuclear Weapons against China to Defend Taiwan in 1958

  US Military planners pushed for the White House to prepare plans to use nuclear weapons against mainland China during the Taiwan Strait crisis in 1958, newly leaked documents have confirmed. The documents, first reported on by the New York Times, reveal how Washington went as far as discussing about using nuclear weapons to deter a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, despite knowing China will possibly fire retaliatory nuclear strikes on US bases. The new information was provided to the Times by Daniel Ellsberg. Ellsberg was the whistleblower in 1971 who leaked the Pentagon Papers that detailed the US government's duplicity in its handling of the Vietnam War. "US first use of nuclear weapons should not be contemplated, prepared, or threatened anywhere, under any circu...
NCC clears air on asking Nigerians to submit IMEI of their phones from July
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NCC clears air on asking Nigerians to submit IMEI of their phones from July

The Nigerian Communications Commission said that its attention has been drawn to several media publications to the effect that the commission will require Nigerians to submit the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of their phones to it from July, 2021. The agency, in a statement signed by its spokesman, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, described the report as false. NCC insisted that at no time did the Commission issue a Statement regarding the registration of IMEI by subscribers and it has no plans to do so. “The reports in question have emanated from a section of the Revised National Identity Policy for SIM Card Registration recently launched by President Muhammadu Buhari and which has been uploaded on the Commission’s website,” the statement added. “It is pertinent to state...
Ferdinand offers Marquinhos advice to Manchester United amid centre-half search
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Ferdinand offers Marquinhos advice to Manchester United amid centre-half search

The former Red Devils defender believes the proven performer at Paris Saint-Germain is the only option top clubs should be considering Manchester United have been linked with signing another centre-half ahead of the summer transfer window, and Rio Ferdinand has said Paris Saint-Germain star Marquinhos is "the only place" to go. The former Red Devils defender believes any side looking to reinforce their back four at the next opportunity should move for the Brazilian. Marquinhos would not come cheap as an established part of PSG's plans, but the Brazil international would tick plenty of boxes for those - such as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and United - looking to land a reliable performer.
Wolves boss Nuno confirms plans to improve squad depth
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Wolves boss Nuno confirms plans to improve squad depth

Wolves boss Nuno has confirmed plans of deepening their squad this summer. Nuno says he needs greater depth after a difficult season. He said, “This season, all of us have been affected, and that can't take away our philosophy. We have to find the right balance. We'll never decide numbers on 'ifs' – if you go around your life with 'ifs', it'll be very difficult to decide. One of the ideas is to try and increase the numbers so we can be more prepared. “We have to decide on the players that we have on loan, but it's not the moment, we have specific dates to do so, and we'll approach this situation in the right moment." Nuno continued: “It's been tough for everybody. We are no different from other teams, all the teams have suffered problems, the pandemic has affected us as a socie...
Let us Work Together to Make Nigeria a Better Place – Gov Fayemi tells Nigerian youths planning to relocate to Canada
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Let us Work Together to Make Nigeria a Better Place – Gov Fayemi tells Nigerian youths planning to relocate to Canada

Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, has asked Nigerian youths longing to relocate to Canada to reconsider their plans and stay back to help make Nigeria a better place. According to him, youths should organize themselves on how to “kick out” the All Progressives Congress (APC) from office in 2023 if they are not satisfied with its governance style. Governor Fayemi said this while speaking at ‘The Platform’, an annual programme organised by Covenant Christian Centre today May 1. Speaking to Nigerians seeking to relocate, Fayemi sai “Don’t succumb to despondency, there is a lot to hail in this country. There is a lot to frustrate you, a lot to want to make you give up and pick that visa and go to Canada. I know it (Canada) is a popular destination but you know what? There i...
Ghana to Deport 494 Nigerians
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Ghana to Deport 494 Nigerians

Ghana has announced plans to deport Nigerians who are in the country illegally. Out of 507 illegal immigrants arrested in Ghana, 494 are Nigerians, David Fianko-Okyere, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and spokesperson for the Regional Police Command, said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Bolgatanga. The police spokesperson said the region had implemented a new strategy which included a 24-hour robust patrol on highways and swoops, especially in the Bolgatanga Township. He said the operation led to the arrest of 507 foreigners in the Bolgatanga Municipality and its environs who were citizens of Burkina Faso and Nigeria. He said the residents of Bolgatanga attributed the rising crime in the region to alleged illegal activities of the foreigners. He said ...
Ceferin Confirms UEFA Will Punish Arsenal, Man United
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Ceferin Confirms UEFA Will Punish Arsenal, Man United

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed the 12 clubs involved in last week’s European Super League controversy will be punished. However, Ceferin suggested the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ could be shown greater leniency after they were the first to pull out of plans for the breakaway competition. Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham all pulled out following furious backlash from across the football world over attempts to create a ‘closed shop’ elite league. But Ceferin compared Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus to ‘flat Earthers’ after they tried to cling on to the idea of the Super League, even after Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan also pulled out. It is thought that Madrid, Barca and Juve could face the harshest ...
UEFA To Punish Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Madrid Others Over Super League Involvement  
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UEFA To Punish Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Madrid Others Over Super League Involvement  

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed the 12 clubs involved in last week’s European Super League controversy will be punished. However, Ceferin suggested the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ could be shown greater leniency after they were the first to pull out of plans for the breakaway competition. Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham all pulled out following furious backlash from across the football world over attempts to create a ‘closed shop’ elite league. But Ceferin compared Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus to ‘flat Earthers’ after they tried to cling on to the idea of the Super League, even after Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan also pulled out. It is thought that Madrid, Barca and Juve could face the harshest ...
Wenger Explains What EPL will do to Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea after Super League Collapses
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Wenger Explains What EPL will do to Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea after Super League Collapses

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has claimed that “damage” has been done between the ‘top six’ clubs and the 14 other Premier League teams, as the proposed European Super League falls apart. Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have all pulled out of the breakaway competition, in less than 48hours since they announced they were part of it The ‘top six’ had been threatened by the UEFA and the Premier League, as they forged ahead with their plans for the Super League. With their u-turn, Wenger feels something has already been broken. “The damage that has been done between clubs in the Premier League will be difficult to repair. “Every suggestion from the six clubs who wanted to join the Super League will now be very ha...
UEFA Reacts as Man City Pull out of Super League
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UEFA Reacts as Man City Pull out of Super League

  UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, has expressed his delight after Manchester City pulled out of the European Super League. City only announced their intention to join the breakaway league on Sunday night. But within 48 hours, they became the first club to formally announce their exit. For Ceferin, who has been fighting tooth and nail to keep the Champions League as Europe’s premier club competition, it is a major victory. After City released a statement announcing “procedures to withdraw from the group developing plans for a European Super League”, Ceferin declared his intent to work with the club “for a better future” after admitting “a mistake”. He added that “City are a real asset for the game and I am delighted to be working with them for a better future ...
Resident doctors to begin indefinite strike Thursday April 1
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Resident doctors to begin indefinite strike Thursday April 1

Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have concluded plans to embark on an indefinite strike on Thursday, April 1. The strike will be coming on the heels of the expiration of the 60-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government on January 25 for the payment of arrears of salaries of house officers across the country and the review of hazard allowance, among other demands. According to members of the association, since the pandemic began in 2020, it has lost 17 doctors, whose families and loved ones are yet to benefit from the Death in Service Insurance Scheme. A statement released in Abuja by the President of NARD, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, after NARD’s extra-ordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Sunday, March 28, reads in part “The NEC obs...
Lewis Hamilton dismisses retirement talk, says he’ll continue to take a knee despite Bernie Ecclestone’s claims he’s being used by “BLM movement” for money
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Lewis Hamilton dismisses retirement talk, says he’ll continue to take a knee despite Bernie Ecclestone’s claims he’s being used by “BLM movement” for money

Reigning Formula One champion, Lewis Hamilton has insisted there are no plans of him retiring at the end of this year after signing only a one-year deal to remain at Mercedes for 2021. The world champion also confirmed he will continue to take a knee in protest against racism ahead of his title defence. But the Briton said: 'I don't feel as though this is the end. 'We have got regulation changes happening next year which are exciting, and this season could be the most exciting yet. We have new teams, new formats, and it is closer. 'Over the next eight months or so I will find out if I am ready to stop, but I don't think I will. 'The position has nothing to do with whether we are or not winning the championship. I don't quit when the going gets tough. 'I wanted a one-y...
Juventus Speak on Ronaldo’s future after 1-0 Defeat to Benevento
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Juventus Speak on Ronaldo’s future after 1-0 Defeat to Benevento

Juventus sporting director, Fabio Paratici, has insisted they have no plans to allow Cristiano Ronaldo leave. Despite scoring 23 goals in 24 Serie A games, Ronaldo has become the target of criticism for a dismal season. It continued on Sunday, with a shock 1-0 home defeat to relegation battlers Benevento, who had not won in 11 matches. Ronaldo was meant to help Juve win the Champions League for the first time since 1996. That has not happened, with the Italian champions crashing out in the last 16 after losing to FC Porto. But Paratici remained firm on Ronaldo’s importance to the club “This is Juve, we have Cristiano Ronaldo, the best player in the world, and we’re holding on tight,” he said.
Naira Marley opens up on what he plans to do with a female fan
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Naira Marley opens up on what he plans to do with a female fan

Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, has revealed what he plans to do with one of his female fan. Taking to Twitter, the rapper wrote that he would love take one of his female fans to bed. According to the Mafo crooner, it is a lovely day for him, and he likes to engage one of his female followers in a good sexual time. He wrote: To be honest I wanna fu**ck one of my followers Man facepalming OOMF looking pretty today In another tweet, the singer wrote: Don’t disrespect me. Can u imagine??? Me???????????? Horny??????????? Looooooooooooooooooooooooooool yesssss all the time Reacting, some Nigerians slammed the singer, saying it is an inappropriate post to make on social media and some blamed the effect of hard drugs.
APC Plans To Pair Jonathan With El-Rufai For 2023 Presidential Ticket – SR
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APC Plans To Pair Jonathan With El-Rufai For 2023 Presidential Ticket – SR

The All Progressives Congress is considering giving a joint ticket to former President Goodluck Jonathan and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, for the 2023 presidential election. Top sources within the party told SaharaReporters that Jonathan is being considered as a strong voice in the southern region, while El-Rufai is being packaged to represent northern interests and later become the president when the presidency is again zoned to the North. "There are plans already to pair El-Rufai with Jonathan for 2023. We believe both forces are strong and have goodwill in their regions and are good for the party," one of the sources confirmed to SaharaReporters. It was learnt that there had been pressure on Jonathan, to defect to the All Progressives Congress and run for presiden...
No plan to make Goodluck Jonathan our presidential candidate in 2023 – APC
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No plan to make Goodluck Jonathan our presidential candidate in 2023 – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied plans to field former President Goodluck Jonathan as its presidential candidate come 2023.   Rumors of the party's alleged plans became rife on social media following some of the party leaders' visit to the former President when he turned a year older last November.   Reacting to the rumor in an interview with BBC Hausa, the Yobe State Governor and Chairman of the APC Caretaker/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, said nothing of such is happening. “Those peddling such information are afraid. But for now, there is nothing in the APC which has anything to do with the aspiration for 2023. Even if someone wants to base assumption on our recent visit to him during his birthday, we were there becaus...
Arsenal cancel Sokratis’ contract as Real Betis target leaves Emirates Stadium on a free transfer
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Arsenal cancel Sokratis’ contract as Real Betis target leaves Emirates Stadium on a free transfer

The defender's deal was due to run until the end of the season but he has not been part of Mikel Arteta's plans during the 2020-21 campaign Arsenal have confirmed that defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos has had his contract terminated by mutual consent. Sokratis’ deal was due to expire at the end of the season, but the 32-year-old has been freed up during the January transfer window to find a new club. The Greek centre-back had spent two-and-a-half years at the Emirates Stadium, but had not been included in Mikel Arteta’s squads for the Premier League and Europa League this season.
US 2020: Trump denies plans to declare premature victory on election night even before final votes are counted
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US 2020: Trump denies plans to declare premature victory on election night even before final votes are counted

US President, Donald Trump, has denied reports he plans to declare victory on Tuesday night November 3, once it looks like he's ahead, even though it might take days or even weeks before battleground states like Pennsylvania finally count their votes.   According to a report by Axios on Sunday night November 1, Trump told confidants he'll declare victory on Tuesday night if it looks like he's "ahead," according to three sources familiar with his private comments. The report states that Trump has privately talked through this scenario in some detail in the last few weeks, describing plans to walk up to a podium on election night and declare he has won.   For this to happen, Trump's team expect he would need to either win or have heavy leads in Ohio, Florida, North C...
My plans, target as new Golden Eaglets coach – Fatai Amoo
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My plans, target as new Golden Eaglets coach – Fatai Amoo

The recent appointment of Fatai Amoo as the new handler of the Nigeria U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets, was greeted with mixed reactions. The veteran coach in this exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES admits that many people feel he is old-fashioned and just being recycled by the Nigeria Football Federation. Coach Amoo, however, speaks about what he has been doing and what he also has plans to do on the new job that may have informed his choice as the new handler for the Golden Eaglets. Enjoy excerpts from the interview… PT: Congratulations on your new appointment as Nigeria U-17 national team coach. Amoo: Thank you very much, I appreciate. PT: Most of us that have followed your success stories at club level have been wondering if you’re done with coaching with neithe...
Judicial workers to begin strike Monday
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Judicial workers to begin strike Monday

Staff of the Federal High Court across the country have announced plans of engaging in a two-week strike from Monday September 28, 2020.   The judicial workers under the aegies of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) revealed that they are engaging in the strike in line with the industrial action planned by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over the increased prices of electricity and petroleum products.   The notice read;   “Please be informed that the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Federal High Court chapter shall, in collaboration with the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), commences a two-week indefinite strike action from Monday the 28th day of September 2020. “All offices shall remain closed within this period. You are required to comply...
FG Rejects Plans By Multichoice To Sack Nigerian Workers
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FG Rejects Plans By Multichoice To Sack Nigerian Workers

The Federal Government on Monday said it would not tolerate any move by South African company, Multi­Choice, to lay off Nigerian workers in its employ under any guise. This followed a meeting between the management of the National Broadcast­ing Commission (NBC) and the management of Multi­Choice on Monday. The commission had summoned MultiChoice over the planned increase on some DStv and GOtv packages which takes effect from today despite a similar increase three months ago. According to Multi­Choice, in a message to sub­scribers, DSTV Premium would move from N16, 200 to N18,400; Compact Plus from N10,925 to N12,400; Compact from 6,975 to 7,900, and for users of GOtv Max, they would have to pay the sum of N3,600 from 3,280. The latest increase comes amid a subsisting order of t...
TY Bello Shares Screenshots of the Last Message Ibidun Ighodalo Sent to her to Reveal Plans for her 40th Birthday
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TY Bello Shares Screenshots of the Last Message Ibidun Ighodalo Sent to her to Reveal Plans for her 40th Birthday

TY Bello has shared a screenshot of the last message the late Ibidun Ighodalo sent to her just before she turned 40 to reveal her birthday plans. In the message shared by the photographer, Ibidun revealed that she doesn't want a party for her 40th birthday. She said all she wants is to make 40 families happy by helping them have their babies. Ibidun founded a foundation that finances families during their fertility journey so that they can have kids of their own.
Premier League lockdown: What is new for 2019-20 season restart?
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Premier League lockdown: What is new for 2019-20 season restart?

The English top-flight campaign is set to resume with some major differences affecting fans and players alike After the Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’ plans finally came to fruition, top-flight football in England is set to return on June 17. With hopes that the campaign can be finished before the end of July, clubs and players will have to navigate a packed schedule with games set to be played on all seven days of the week. In many ways, football will look very different, as fans of the Bundesliga have already found.
Serie A’s ‘Plan B’ announced in case of new coronavirus setback
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Serie A’s ‘Plan B’ announced in case of new coronavirus setback

Top-flight sides in Italy have thrashed out an agreement to determine how the season will end if play is stopped once again Plans have been put in place by the Italian FA (FIGC) in order to decide Serie A should the league be stopped again because of coronavirus. Football in Italy was put on hold in March due to the outbreak of the illness, which infected close to 250,000 in the country and took the lives of almost 34,000, with the north of the country particularly hard hit. With the infection increasingly under control - there were 280 new cases announced on Tuesday - Serie A is gearing up to begin again after a three-month break, but a contingency plan has been put in place to decide placings should it prove impossible for top-level football to continue.
Oshiomhole Kicked Against Removal of Fuel Subsidy – Atiku
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Oshiomhole Kicked Against Removal of Fuel Subsidy – Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, of frustrating plans to remove fuel subsidy during President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration Atiku recalled that he headed the negotiations with the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) with Oshiomhole as the Chairman. According to the former Vice President, the APC Chairman stood strongly against the removal of petrol subsidy. The Waziri of Adamawa was backing an earlier tweet by his Spokesman, Paul Ibe, which reads, “For the avoidance of doubt, the Obasanjo administration embarked on a regime of subsidy removal. “But the former NLC Chairman frustrated the efforts. Even at that, the Obasanjo government achieved some measures of subsidy removal befor...
Lionel Messi allows Barcelona split clause to expire
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Lionel Messi allows Barcelona split clause to expire

Lionel Messi is staying with Barcelona next season. AS says Messi hasn't activated the get-out clause in his Barcelona contract that would have allowed the Argentine to leave on a free transfer at the end of the season. The deadline by which he had to inform the club of his summer departure has now passed. The 32-year-old had until Sunday 31 May to tell the club of his intention to leave, but at no point has it been in his plans to move on. Indeed, the expectation within the club is that his decision not to trigger the clause will be a precursor to a renewed contract tying him to the Blaugrana until the end of his career.

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