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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.
Bellerin drained from Arsenal pay-cut split
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Bellerin drained from Arsenal pay-cut split

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin was left drained by pay-cut negotiations last month. ESPN reports the negotiations took a toll on Bellerin as he felt caught between looking out for the best interests of his team-mates, while also recognising the financial realities of the north London club. However, the report also claims Bellerin still remains fully invested in coach Mikel Arteta's vision for the future. The 25-year-old is under contract until 2023 and this puts Arsenal in a strong position to rebuff any interest in the Spaniard. However, there is some concern at the club that the right-back may try and push for a transfer if they fail in then plans to progress
Cesc Fabregas Explains How Mourinho Sold His Chelsea Plans To Him
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Cesc Fabregas Explains How Mourinho Sold His Chelsea Plans To Him

Cesc Fabregas says that Jose Mourinho promised to sign Diego Costa in an attempt to get him to leave Barcelona for Chelsea. The Spaniard spent three seasons at Barcelona, winning a Copa del Rey and a La Liga title in his time there, before joining Chelsea in 2014. It was a somewhat controversial transfer having played for rivals Arsenal for eight years but Mourinho managed to convince Fabregas it was the right move. “Jose has one system but he works on that system very well. He’s got the specific players for the right system,” Fabregas told YouTube channel FIVE. “One day, when I first met him he told me ‘I need two players, I’m going to sign Diego Costa. If you come to me…’, he drew me the team on paper and said ‘this team is winning the title’. “The first day I met him ...
Spain Announces Plans To Welcome Foreign Tourists In July After Major Drop In Coronavirus Cases
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Spain Announces Plans To Welcome Foreign Tourists In July After Major Drop In Coronavirus Cases

Spain has announced plans to welcome foreign holidaymakers in July after a major drop in Coronavirus cases as Bars, hotels, restaurants, and inland hotels have been told to “prepare to resume business in a few days”. At a press conference on Saturday May 23, Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez disclosed that he has instructed the country’s tourism industry to prepare for a summer season for tourists. He said: “We must begin to restart economic activity. “Some of these sectors are hostelry and tourism, which have a fundamental role in the creation of employment. “The moment has arrived. I’m announcing to you that there will be a tourist season this year and I invite all tourist establishments to start to prepare from today to restart their activity in a few days from now.” Spain is ...
Real Madrid Midfielder Toni Kroos Welcomes Bundesliga Return
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Real Madrid Midfielder Toni Kroos Welcomes Bundesliga Return

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos is happy seeing the Bundesliga make a successful return. In an interview with the agency dpa, the German international explained the importance to other leagues of its successful return. Kroos said, “If the Germans fail, no one else will continue [with their planned return]. “If they are not able to finish the Bundesliga, who else will be able to? For this reason, I am sure they [the other leagues] will be as attentive as to what transpires. "We trained at home for a long time, where we received plans of what to do from home. It was a long break, like in the summer, and there comes a time when you start from scratch again."
I don’t give a f*ck about the nation’s morale!’ – Rose slams Premier League ‘Project Restart’ plans
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I don’t give a f*ck about the nation’s morale!’ – Rose slams Premier League ‘Project Restart’ plans

The on-loan Newcastle left-back says bringing back football should be far from a priority during a global pandemic Danny Rose has launched a furious tirade against plans to bring back Premier League football, insisting it should be far from a priority. The United Kingdom's government confirmed on Monday that professional sport cannot resume until at least June 1, even behind closed doors, as it laid out its "roadmap" to recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Premier League clubs held further talks with league officials on Monday to try to end the deadlock over plans to resume the season, with teams opposed to the idea of staging games at neutral venues.
Every Premier League club would rather play at home over neutral venues, admits CEO Masters
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Every Premier League club would rather play at home over neutral venues, admits CEO Masters

Richard Masters says there is "an ongoing dialogue" with authorities over the league's 'Project Restart' plans Premier League chief executive Richard Masters says every club in the division would rather play games at home stadiums than neutral venues. The current plan to play games at a small number of neutral grounds has divided opinion among fans and pundits, and there have been suggestions that the Premier League could ask the government to reconsider their advice on the subject. Masters says there is “an ongoing dialogue” between authorities, and he says he knows clubs would rather play in more familiar surroundings.
I Almost Travelled Abroad To Go And Act P0rn Before Coronavirus Spoilt My Plans- Oboy Siki Reveals
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I Almost Travelled Abroad To Go And Act P0rn Before Coronavirus Spoilt My Plans- Oboy Siki Reveals

Kumawood actor, Oboy Siki has disclosed how he almost traveled abroad to go and act in pornographic movies. According to Oboi Siki,  he was more than ready to travel abroad if a white pornography producer had approached him to act in the adult movie. Speaking on Adom FM in an interview Oboi Siki revealed that he loves having sex as a hobby so it wouldn’t be bad to paid for it. On why he didn’t contact Ghanaian movie producers to produce a Ghanaian version, a repented Oboy Siki said he wouldn’t have made enough money. “I have always said that I will feature in a pornographic movie but now I’ve repented so I don’t have that dream again. Prior to 2019 if any white man had come to pick me to go and act, I would have agreed without thinking twice about it. I will not agree to act ...
‘How do you disinfect grass?’ – West Ham chief Brady questions Premier League ‘Project Restart’ measures
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‘How do you disinfect grass?’ – West Ham chief Brady questions Premier League ‘Project Restart’ measures

As plans to resume the season continue to come together, questions of player safety and hygiene still need to be answered West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady says Premier League clubs will have to disinfect the grass they play on if play resumes. Despite the cancellations of Ligue 1 and the Eredivisie, the league’s ‘Project Restart’ appears to be gathering momentum with football set to return in Germany and Turkey. There are still disagreements between clubs to be ironed out, but Brady claims safety remains the priority for all 20 teams.
Milan and Inter unveil two new concepts for €1bn San Siro redesign
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Milan and Inter unveil two new concepts for €1bn San Siro redesign

The historic stadium is to be mostly demolished, though a part is incorporated into both of the designs presented on Thursday AC Milan and Inter have presented their plans for the new San Siro stadium. Two designs, by Populous and Manica/Sportium, were put forward, both retaining a part of the current stadium within a retail and sports district. A statement said the project would represent more than €1 billion (£900k/$1.1bn) of private investment and generate “thousands of new jobs” in Milan.
Four positive coronavirus tests at Sampdoria including previously recovered player
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Four positive coronavirus tests at Sampdoria including previously recovered player

Five footballers at the Serie A club recovered last month, but they now have four cases, including a second positive for one first teamer Four Sampdoria players have tested positive for coronavirus, one of which had previously recovered from Covid-19. Serie A is attempting to ramp up its preparation for a return to action, with the season having been suspended since March. Germany's Bundesliga will restart next week, and Italian clubs are testing their players in order to move forward with plans to get the season back up and running.
‘There are certainly more players available’ – Inter Miami’s McDonough on adjusting to coronavirus-impacted transfer market
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‘There are certainly more players available’ – Inter Miami’s McDonough on adjusting to coronavirus-impacted transfer market

The first-year MLS club have been linked with a major signing, but those plans have shifted due to the outbreak of Covid-19 It was no secret that this was going to be a big summer for Inter Miami. In the lead up to the club's debut season, the MLS expansion side made two Designated Player signings: Mexican star Rodolfo Pizarro and Argentine youngster Matias Pellegrini. The two were expected to be a key part of the club's attacking core but, in the entire run up to the club's launch, Miami didn't promise "key pieces"; they promised stars. That star was widely expected to come in the summer. It's a time that is more conducive for big-money business. Clubs are ready to deal once the domestic season is over, with most of the game's biggest transfers being made in the summer rather than ...
‘FG Plans To Retrench Workers’ – Labour Raises Alarm
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‘FG Plans To Retrench Workers’ – Labour Raises Alarm

Organised labour, yesterday, raised the alarm over plans to lay-off workers through the merger of Federal Government’s ministries, parastatals and agencies (MDAs). Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) said the decision of the Federal Government to commence the process of merging some MDAs and scrap others was geared at sending thousands of public service employees into the labour market. ASCSN Secretary General, Alade Bashir Lawal, expressed the shock that the Federal Government had chosen a time when the world, including Nigeria, was mourning the death of thousands of people killed, daily, by coronavirus to implement the Steve Oronsaye report which recommended the merger of some MDAs and the scrapping of others. “The reality is that if some MDAs are merged ...
Alibaba Blasts FG Over Plans To Lift Lock Down
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Alibaba Blasts FG Over Plans To Lift Lock Down

Nigerian comedian Alibaba has come out tough against the government of Nigeria for deciding to lift the lock down that was earlier imposed to curtail the spread of the deadly corona virus which has killed thousands of people all over the world and killed over 50 in Nigeria. Globally the lifting of lock down is recommended only when the spread has be limited and the curve has been flattened. Nigeria currently has over 2000 confirmed cases of covid19 but it has decided to lift the lock down because of fear of economic hardship and the high cost of providing palliatives. But Alibaba does not see it that way rather he argues that the government has decided to lift the lock down because it does not care about who lives or who dies. Alibaba who has been at the forefront of enlightening...
Madonna Plans To Defy Coronavirus Lockdown
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Madonna Plans To Defy Coronavirus Lockdown

Madonna on Thursday said that she will go for a long a drive and “Breathe in COVID-19 air” . The singer posted a video on Instagram in which she claimed that she has coronavirus antibodies. “I took a test the other day. I found out I have the antibodies, so tomorrow I’m just going to go for a long drive in the car. I’m going to roll down the window, I’m going to roll down the window and breathe in the COVID-19 air.” The World Health Organization has warned there’s ”no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection”. The singer recently came under harsh criticism for praising coronavirus as “great equalizer”.
White Woman Dies Mysteriously after Summoning an African Spirit Using Voodoo Despite Warnings not to do So
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White Woman Dies Mysteriously after Summoning an African Spirit Using Voodoo Despite Warnings not to do So

A White woman has died mysteriously after she ignored warnings from social media users when she revealed her plans to dabble into voodoo and summon an African spirit known as Papa Legba. Katelyn “Kat” Restin, a 19-year-old Virginia woman, was found dead after she allegedly drowned in a bathtub according to one of her friends. People are blaming her death on her practicing Haitian Vodou summoning spells. Restin died two days after she claimed that she saw Papa Legba apparently after a summoning spell people warned her not to try. Papa Legba is one of the best known figures in African spirituality. He serves as an intermediary between man and the spirit world.  Several movies have been made about him, including the American horror story "Coven".   Kat Restin was p...
‘Players are scared’ – Manchester City star Aguero casts doubt on Premier League restart
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‘Players are scared’ – Manchester City star Aguero casts doubt on Premier League restart

The Argentina international has joined a growing number of figures expressing concerns about plans to resume the English season behind closed doors Sergio Aguero says players fear the risks of returning to football during the coronavirus crisis, as the Premier League continues to work on ‘Project Restart’. On Friday, clubs will meet to discuss how the season can be resumed, with June 8 currently targeted as the date when matches could get back underway. While clubs and the UK government are keen for action to resume, plenty have misgivings about the prospect.
Netherlands, France Plans To Re-Open Primary Schools As Lockdown Eases
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Netherlands, France Plans To Re-Open Primary Schools As Lockdown Eases

Several European countries are to relax coronavirus restrictions related to children, with Holland and France announcing that primary schools will reopen next month and Spain setting out how under-14s will be allowed out of the home from next week. French children would return to school in staggered year groups, the education minister, Jean-Michel Blanquer said, with no more than 15 pupils allowed in each class. Primary pupils aged from five to 11 would be the first to go back on 12 May, one day after the end of a strict nationwide lockdown. The following week older children in selected years at secondary schools and lycée would return. All classes would be back by 25 May. Blanquer said the aim was to have primary school children back in “small groups”, probably of “less than ...
Cassper Nyovest has ‘written off’ plans to reconcile with AKA
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Cassper Nyovest has ‘written off’ plans to reconcile with AKA

It looks as if rapper Cassper Nyovest is nowhere close to reconciling with AKA, especially after the Supa Mega's recent Twitter rant. AKA straight up disrespected Cassper's parents on the social media platform last week, while trying to push his rival to sign a contract for a “boxing match”. The Supa Mega later apologised for his comments and many fans hoped the rappers would forge a partnership and become great friends. But Mufasa felt AKA's insults were too much to forgive and rubbished any suggestions of reconciliation with the rapper. He told a fan he'd drawn the line and “written off” AKA after his rant. “My mom and dad? NEVER BRO! The line was drawn yesterday! Thank God they both raised me well and I can think before I act mara da bra ke right off. Let's rather focus...
‘I’m Planning To Marry Your Father…’- Destiny Etiko’s Savage Reply To A Nosy Fan Who Asked Her If She Plans To Marry At All
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‘I’m Planning To Marry Your Father…’- Destiny Etiko’s Savage Reply To A Nosy Fan Who Asked Her If She Plans To Marry At All

Nollywood actress Destiny Etiko is not one to play with because she would put you appropriately in your place. Apparently, she is not so much different from the characters she plays in movies and her epic reply to a nosy fan goes a long way to prove it. Destiny is bubbly and from all indications, following her social media activities, living her life the best way she can but that is something people hate to see. The moment you appear somewhat all over the place, the next question in line for you is when you are settling down. A fan whose handle has been given as @kelvin.kuwait played the cards of marriage on Destiny following a picture she posted on her Instagram page. She asked Destiny if there is a plan to get married at all and Destiny’s reply to him has gotten IG users...
FG Suspends Plans To Borrow $22.7bn
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FG Suspends Plans To Borrow $22.7bn

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, Monday, disclosed that the Federal Government has suspended its $22.7 billion external borrowing plans due to current realities in the global economic landscape. Speaking in Abuja, at the 2020 International Conference on the Nigerian Commodities Market, organized by the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Ahmed stated that the government would not go ahead with the borrowing programme even if it secures the approval of the National Assembly. The finance minister explained that the decision of the government to suspend the borrowing was due to the fact that market indices do not support external borrowings at the moment. She said, “The parliament is still doing its work on the borrowing plan. One arm of the parliament has complet...
Ash Wednesday: Christians to Dress in Black Attires to Protest Killings in Nigeria
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Ash Wednesday: Christians to Dress in Black Attires to Protest Killings in Nigeria

Millions of Christians across the Diocese of Roman Catholic Church in Nigeria have concluded plans to come out on Wednesday, 26th of February in all black attires during the procession of Ash Wednesday to show their grievances over the killings in Nigeria and the insecurity situation of the country. The Church has also mobilised its members all over the world to pray for the current insecurity challenges of the country. Rev. Fr. Felix Gobi, the Senior Parish Priest of St. Peter’s Nunkai in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital made this known during today’s mass sermon. He said the planned “Black Dress Protest” is across all the parishes in Nigeria. Gobi, while urging his parishioners to come out in their numbers, said the church would continue to ...
This Can Only Happen In A ‘Shithole” Country- FFK Reacts To Alleged Plans To Establish Rehabilitation Agency For Ex-Boko Haram Members
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This Can Only Happen In A ‘Shithole” Country- FFK Reacts To Alleged Plans To Establish Rehabilitation Agency For Ex-Boko Haram Members

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, has condemned the proposed plans to establish an agency that would be responsibile for the rehabilitation, deradicalisation and integration of repentant Boko Haram members in the country. A bill for the creation of the agency, was read for the first time during plenary today February 20th. Taking to his Facebook page to react, FFK wrote A Federal Agency for “repentant” Boko Haram members is to be established? An agency for ravenous and merciless beasts that slit open the throats of women and children, behead clerics, abduct and enslave thousands of innocent, defenceless and helpless compatriots and bomb places of worship? This can only happen in a “shithole” country and a zoo. It is EVIL. May God curse every single one ...
Saudi Arabia Announces Plans To Stop Funding Mosques Across The World
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Saudi Arabia Announces Plans To Stop Funding Mosques Across The World

Former Saudi minister of justice, Mohammed Bin Abdul-Karim Issa, has announced that his country will stop funding mosques in foreign countries, Arabi21.com reported on Friday. According to the Swiss newspaper, Le Matin Dimanche, Saudi Arabia is to establish local administrative councils for each mosque, in cooperation with the local authorities, in order to hand over these mosques to “secure hands”. The minister added: “The time has come to hand over mosques to local administrative councils that represent Muslims in the area. The council should have an elected cleric.” He disclosed that Saudi Arabia is to take the same measures with all the mosques all over the world, referring to “security reasons”. It is worth noting that the minister led a delegation on Thursday to visit the...
US Plans To Expand Travel Restrictions To Seven More Countries
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US Plans To Expand Travel Restrictions To Seven More Countries

The United States has plans to increase the number of countries under its travel restrictions. Washington Post reports that Administration officials who have seen the list confirm that Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, is on the list. The full list consists of Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. It’s hard to imagine blanket bans being enforced, but new restrictions will be placed on visa types, such as business or visitor visas. According to the officials, the list isn’t final. However it is uncertain as to what qualifies these countries to be on this list. The administration plans to execute this new restrictions by Monday 27th January, 2020. This will mark the three-year anniversary of the initial travel ban President trump signed on hi...
FG Plans N97 Per Litre Fuel For Common Man
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FG Plans N97 Per Litre Fuel For Common Man

The Federal Government has revealed plans are underway to provide alternative petrol -Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) – for the common man that will cost between N95 to N97 per litre. It also promised to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill(PIB) before May 29, 2020. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, stated these to reporters in Abuja on Thursday. Asked whether government was going to reduce the pump prices of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to make it more affordable, the minister said that there were plans to provide an alternative fuel that is cheaper. He disclosed the fuel CNG has undergone a pilot project in Benin City where over 10,000 vehicles are already running on it. With CNG, Sylva said that the cost of fuel will reduce to about N95 pe...
Aliko Dangote Plans U.S. Office To Help Diversify Wealth
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Aliko Dangote Plans U.S. Office To Help Diversify Wealth

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, plans to take office space in New York to help diversify his investments and avoid the risk of currency fluctuations on his home continent. The owner of the biggest cement company in sub-Saharan Africa will use the base and an existing one in London to become more global after the completion of a $12 billion, 650,000 barrel-a-day refinery currently under construction in Nigeria. “In Africa, you know we have issues of devaluation, so we want to really preserve some of the family’s wealth,” Dangote told Bloomberg TV’s David Rubenstein Show. The 62-year-old Nigerian businessman became $4.3 billion richer in 2019 as his fortune continued to grow on the back of investments in cement, flour and sugar. With a net worth of about $15 billion, he is ra...

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