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Nigeria assistant coach, Joseph Yobo names two Super Eagles players he’s pleased with
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Nigeria assistant coach, Joseph Yobo names two Super Eagles players he’s pleased with

Nigeria assistant coach, Joseph Yobo has said he is pleased with Super Eagles centre-backs, William Troost-Ekong and Kenneth Omeruo at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cameroon. Troost-Ekong and Omeruo have been solid at the back for Nigeria so far at the 2021 AFCON. The pair put in a great performance during Nigeria’s opening AFCON Group C 1-0 victory against Egypt last Tuesday. The defenders also put in a masterclass display during Nigeria’s 3-1 win against Sudan at the weekend. Speaking after Nigeria’s win against Sudan, Yobo told GOAL: “I am very pleased with the central defenders. Players come in and out. It’s a partnership and not all about individual performance. “This is what we keep working on. In the two games, it was only a penalty that was scor...
Doctor dies of Lassa fever in Benue
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Doctor dies of Lassa fever in Benue

A medical doctor, Dr Samuel Nyityo Tagher, has died of Lassa fever in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. The deceased doctor, who was a staff of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Benue, is said to have taken ill and was referred to Irrua Specialist Hospital in Edo State, where he later died. Three persons including the doctor lost their lives to the disease, according to a hospital staff who pleaded anonymity to newsmen in a telephone message on Monday. However, the Commissioner for Health and Human Services in Benue State, Dr Joseph Ngbea confirmed that there was Lassa fever in the state but debunked the claim that three persons had died from the disease. Ngbea said only one person has died and another who was infected is being treated and in a stable condition in the ho...
Hollantex signs African music sensation Yemi Alade as Brand Ambassador
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Hollantex signs African music sensation Yemi Alade as Brand Ambassador

 Hollantex, the leading pan-African Ankara manufacturer, is pleased to announce the signing of singer and global entertainer, Yemi Alade. As the new Brand Ambassador, Yemi Alade will be instrumental in growing the brand’s presence across Africa. She will support the launch of Hollantex's new collections and leverage her music and social media platforms to promote the brand’s beautiful patterns, showcasing the true elegance of the brand’s Ankara fabrics for today’s leading woman. “For many years ankara has served me well, allowing me to display my unique fashion sense in various colours and multi-pattern work.” Said Yemi Alade. “You can see it in my music videos, red carpet moments and my daily wear. My partnership with Hollantex is a match made in heaven”. ...
Ralf Rangnick names four players who helped Manchester United defeat Burnley
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Ralf Rangnick names four players who helped Manchester United defeat Burnley

Manchester United interim boss, Ralf Rangnick has identified four players for special praise after his side’s Premier League 3-1 win over Burnley on Thursday night. Man United defeated Burnley at Old Trafford, thanks to goals from Scott McTominay, Ben Mee (OG) and Cristiano Ronaldo as Aaron Lennon’s goal was not enough for the visitors. Rangnick was pleased with his side’s performance after the game and picked out Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho, Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani for praise, insisting that their work rates were amazing. “As expected, it was a very tough physical game against a team who plays very physically,” Rangnick told Amazon Prime. “We also showed the qualities we have in our team. It was important today to raise the energy level. “The whole team’s performance...
Carabao Cup semi-final: Nice for our fans – Tuchel reacts as Chelsea draws Tottenham
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Carabao Cup semi-final: Nice for our fans – Tuchel reacts as Chelsea draws Tottenham

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, is pleased with the club’s fans after it was confirmed his side will face Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup semi-final. Chelsea defeated Brentford 2-0 in the Carabao Cup last-8 to qualify for the semi-final. A late own goal from Pontus Jansson and a penalty from Jorginho ensured Chelsea defeated Brentford. “Tottenham is nice for our fans. A London derby; we are looking forward to it and we want to be there,” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference. “I am absolutely happy about this result, a brilliant result and a brilliant performance given the situation.” “They did well,” Tuchel added. “They hadn’t trained for a week and then we invited them to training. They had two sessions with us. “They listened carefully and did their job. F...
Rangnick Speaks on Ronaldo’s Performance against Crystal Palace, makes demands
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Rangnick Speaks on Ronaldo’s Performance against Crystal Palace, makes demands

Manchester United interim coach, Ralf Rangnick, has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance against Crystal Palace on Sunday. Ronaldo played for 90 minutes but failed to score as Fred settled the contest with a sublime finish in the second half. However, Rangnick was impressed by Ronaldo’s contribution to the team, especially his work rate and pressing. Speaking after the game, he said: “We wanted to play with two strikers, especially in the central position. “By the way, Cristiano Ronaldo’s work off the ball, chapeau.” Rangnick however called on United players to work harder to score more goals and keep more clean sheets. He added: “It’s always easier to build on things after you’re successful. “We must produce further clean sheets and get better at creating chances ...
Arteta names Arsenal player that was ‘threat’ against Man Utd after 3-2 defeat
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Arteta names Arsenal player that was ‘threat’ against Man Utd after 3-2 defeat

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has identified Gabriel Martinelli as a ‘threat’ against Manchester United following his side’s Premier League 3-2 defeat against the Red Devils on Thursday. Arteta said Martinelli was a threat during the encounter because he worked hard for Arsenal against the host, adding that he created assists and had good moments. A goal from Bruno Fernandes and a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo gave Man United all three points against Arsenal. Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard did score for Arsenal at Old Trafford. Speaking at his post-match press conference, Arteta was ‘pleased’ with Martinelli’s display against Man United. “He [Martinelli] looked a threat,” Arteta said at his post-match press conference. “He had a big chance in the first half, and he proba...
UCL: I’m pleased with him – Paul Scholes names Man United best player after 2-0 win over Villarreal
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UCL: I’m pleased with him – Paul Scholes names Man United best player after 2-0 win over Villarreal

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes has hailed Jadon Sancho as the best player during their 2-0 win at Villarreal on Tuesday night. He said the England international now ‘looked half a stone slimmer’ than he has done since arriving at the club. Sancho suffered difficulties at the start of his career at Man United, since signing for £73m from Borussia Dortmund in the summer. He has not scored a goal or provided an assist before Tuesday night when he finally broke his duck. And Scholes was thoroughly impressed with the 21-year-old’s performance. “He looked fitter than he has done and I was really pleased for him today, young player, had a difficult start but I thought he was United’s best player tonight,’ Scholes told BT Sport. “I think they need to use him more,’ said...
Why I’ll Not Withdraw My Daughter From Her School In Spite Of The Bullying Allegations- Mercy Johnson
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Why I’ll Not Withdraw My Daughter From Her School In Spite Of The Bullying Allegations- Mercy Johnson

You could recall that Mercy Johnson stormed the school of her daughter, Purity after she was said to have been beaten by a teacher who hated the actress. The school management revealed that they would prove the matter after it erupted a whole lot of controversy on social media. In a new twist to the saga, Mercy Johnson has been able to reach an understanding with the Chrisland management and advisory board members at its Victoria Garden City branch. Mercy Johnson issued a statement on Saturday about the whole brouhaha as she intimated that they had reached a meaningful positive resolution. The statement reads: “Purity had an encounter with a Teacher whose seemingly inflexible approach got her off-balance,” “We have been able to have a deep, frank conversation with the Chri...
EFL Cup: Tuchel rates Saul Niguez’s performance as Chelsea beat Southampton
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EFL Cup: Tuchel rates Saul Niguez’s performance as Chelsea beat Southampton

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has commented on Saul Niguez’s display during Chelsea’s EFL Cup round of 16 victory over Southampton on Tuesday night. Tuchel said he was pleased with Niguez’s performance for Chelsea against Southampton, adding that the midfielder has taken a ‘huge step’. The 26-year-old has struggled to make an impact after arriving on loan from Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window. Chelsea defeated Southampton 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Kai Havertz and Che Adams scored the goals for their teams during normal time. Recall that Niguez has only featured once in the Premier League for Chelsea so far this season and was hauled off at half-time following a woeful debut display against Aston Villa some weeks ago. “It was a good...
Police rescue abducted twin daughters and personal aides of Kwara monarch
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Police rescue abducted twin daughters and personal aides of Kwara monarch

Kwara State Police Command on Sunday said it has rescued the kidnapped twin daughters and domestic staff of Oba Samuel Adelodun, the Owalobo of Obbo Ayegunle in Ekiti local government area of Kwara state. The 6-year-old twin girls, maid, driver, and security were abducted by gunmen last Thursday on their way home from school at Omu-Aran in Irepodun Local Government Area of the state. Spokesperson of the command, Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday, said the victims were rescued unhurt. "The Kwara State Police Command is pleased to inform the members of the Public of the successful search and rescue operations conducted in the kidnap incidents involving twin girls of HRM Oba Samuel Adelodun, the Owalobo of OBBO Ayegunle in ...
Ronaldo’s mum reveals what player told her about moving to Man City
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Ronaldo’s mum reveals what player told her about moving to Man City

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother, Dolores Aveiro, has said her son promised not to join Manchester City this summer. The 36-year-old was heavily linked with a move to City, after he made up his mind to leave Juventus. Pep Guardiola was interested in bringing in Ronaldo, after Sergio Aguero left the Etihad as a free agent to join Barcelona. However, Ronaldo returned to Manchester United, 12 years after he left the club for Real Madrid. His mother has now revealed the conversation they had about the Portugal captain’s future. “On the TV there was talk of Manchester City, but he said to me ‘Mom, don’t worry about what they’re saying because I’m going to Manchester [United],” Aveiro said on the ADN de Leao podcast. “I said I liked that a lot and he pleased me.”...
Ighalo Snubs Man Utd, names club that gave high point of his Career
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Ighalo Snubs Man Utd, names club that gave high point of his Career

  Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has picked his time in China with Changchun Yatai, as the high point of his career. Ighalo joined Yatai from Watford in a transfer worth around £20million. At the time, it was the biggest deal for the two clubs. During his two-and-a-half-year stint in China, the 32-year-old scored 46 goals in 72 appearances in the Chinese Super League and also won the Chinese FA Cup in 2019. “Well, I will say when I signed my deal with China. It was a good contract. And I was pleased with it. “I was bought from Watford to Changchun Yatai for £20 million and it was a huge transfer and the biggest transfer in the history of both clubs. “I went there and played for two years. I did so well with the team. I played about 50 or 52 games w...
Trial of Nigerian singer Alizee’s Danish husband, accused of killing her and their Child, is Stalled
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Trial of Nigerian singer Alizee’s Danish husband, accused of killing her and their Child, is Stalled

The trial of a Danish man, Peter Neilsen, accused of killing his Nigerian wife and their daughter, was on Monday stalled due to the defendant’s delay in filing an application. Recall that Nigerian singer Zainab Ali-Nielsen, aka Alizee, was found dead with her 3-year-old daughter, Petra, at their home in Ocean Parade, Banana Island, on April 5, 2018. Her husband was later arrested over the murders. He was arraigned on June 13, 2018, and pleaded not guilty. Nielsen, 54, is standing trial before a Lagos High Court, Tafawa Balewa Square, on two counts bordering on murder. At the resumed hearing, the defendant’s counsel Olasupo Shasore, SAN, filed an application requesting for some exhibits, to enable him conduct an examination. According to the defendant's counsel, on th...
Victorious Chelsea Stars Return to England with the Champions League Trophy
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Victorious Chelsea Stars Return to England with the Champions League Trophy

Chelsea's victorious players have returned to Cobham in England with the Champions League trophy after winning their second European title on Saturday May 29. The Blues overcame Manchester City 1-0 at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto on Saturday night thanks to Kai Havertz' calmly taken first-half goal. Chelsea captain, Azpilicueta said after the match: 'That's done, we are very happy, we will celebrate, we are champions of Europe again after nine years, second time in our history. 'I'm pleased that I could get my hands on the trophy that I missed before. But that's gone, we are part of the history of Chelsea and then we will go for the next challenge. 'I was proud to lead the team out but I wanted to be prouder. 'Of course to lift the trophy, to lead the team, this c...
Rapper, Metro Marrs Arrested and Detained after Spraying $10,000 cash at his own high School Graduation Ceremony
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Rapper, Metro Marrs Arrested and Detained after Spraying $10,000 cash at his own high School Graduation Ceremony

Rapper, Metro Marrs has been arrested and detained by police for 'making it rain' at his own graduation. The rapper who graduated from Langston Hughes High School in Atlanta on Friday last week, celebrated by pulling out $10,000 in cash and throwing it all over the stage. His fellow graduating classmates went wild and cheered him as a wild money picking frenzy occured but school management was not pleased with the action. Police handcuffed the 18-year-old and escorted him out of the commencement ceremony. He was detained for attempting to 'start a riot and disorderly conduct', and ticketed for the offense. Marrs was reportedly detained for several hours. It’s unclear if he is facing any charges related to the incident. Video of his stunt when viral on social media wh...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Allardyce Reacts to Ending Tuchel’s Unbeaten Run With 5-2 Win
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Allardyce Reacts to Ending Tuchel’s Unbeaten Run With 5-2 Win

West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce, has hailed his team’s finishing, following their 5-2 win at Chelsea on Saturday. Allardyce, before the game, admitted he was “jealous” of Thomas Tuchel’s array of top talents at Stamford Bridge. However, it was the Baggies who put up a show against the Blues on their own turf, to end Tuchel’s unbeaten start as manager in West London. Thiago Silva’s red card made it easier, but West Brom showed both their tactical discipline and clinical attacking play. “I am really pleased and satisfied about how the players applied our tactics today, how we set out to control Chelsea’s attacks and then what we could do in possession of the ball. “Because we ended up being so good in possession of the ball on so many occasions, and because of our quality...
I Won’t Play that Game – Mourinho Reacts to Transfer Talk about Harry Kane
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I Won’t Play that Game – Mourinho Reacts to Transfer Talk about Harry Kane

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he will not “play that game” of speculating on Harry Kane’s future. According to him, Kane should “be happy with the moment he is living” for England and Spurs. The 27-year-old striker stoked rumours he may consider leaving Tottenham after Euro 2020 when asked about reports linking him with a move to Manchester United, Manchester City or Real Madrid. “I’m fully focused on doing the job on the pitch from now until the end of the summer, and then we’ll see where we go from there,” Kane said in response. However, Mourinho, speaking at a press conference on Friday, said: “I cannot play that game. I have to focus on what is for us. “Of course I am always pleased when my players go to national teams and do well. “...
Chelsea vs Everton: Tuchel Reacts to EPL Win,Speaks on Havertz’s Performance
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Chelsea vs Everton: Tuchel Reacts to EPL Win,Speaks on Havertz’s Performance

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has reacted to his side’s Premier League 2-0 win over Everton on Monday night. Tuchel also said that he was ‘very pleased’ with Kai Havertz’s performance against Everton. An own goal from Ben Godfrey and a second-half penalty from Jorginho gave Chelsea all three points against Everton at Stamford Bridge. “We deserved to win. It was a very difficult first half, but we controlled it completely,” Tuchel told BT Sport. “Second half we increased our level and had a lot of dangerous attacks. Very pleased with Kai [Havertz]. It was the trust we gave him and used the trust we gave him. “He is a player who has all the ability to be a dominant figure in the offense, and he stepped up. “You see the quality of the players and the club. It is a...
Anita Joseph’s Husband Replies Nigerians Saying She has ”Used his Head”
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Anita Joseph’s Husband Replies Nigerians Saying She has ”Used his Head”

Michael Fisayo Olagunju aka MC Fish, the husband of actress Anita Joseph, has replied Nigerians who are fond of stating that his wife has ''used his head,'' meaning he lives according to her dictates. In a post shared on his Instagram page, MC Fish asked the actress to continue to please use his head as he is moving forward in his life. ''Dem don use him head ! Dem don use him head !!. Truth is if they are using ur head and ur moving forward in life my brother set ur head well make dem use am well . What is the point of having a non used head if it is not making money or moving forward in life . @anitajoseph8 my wife , my love in whom I’m well pleased use my head dey go abeg.''
21 Passengers Abducted in Niger State Have Been Released
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21 Passengers Abducted in Niger State Have Been Released

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has announced the release of the abducted 21 passengers of Niger State Mass Transit bus. He announced their release on Twitter on Sunday, February 21. The 21 passengers were abducted by the bandits, while traveling from Kontagora to Minna on 14 February. On 17 February, the RPG wielding bandits released video and photos of the captives, threatening to kill them. Governor Bello did not indicate whether a ransom was paid to get the captives released. ''We are pleased to announce to the general public the release of the NSTA passengers abducted a week ago while returning to Minna along the Minna-Zungeru road.''his tweet read
Thomas Tuchel Names Chelsea Captains
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Thomas Tuchel Names Chelsea Captains

  Thomas Tuchel has named his captains at Chelsea. The German says he is pleased to have Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Jorginho, and Ngolo Kante as Chelsea captains. He also compared Azpilicueta with former Blues captains John Terry and Frank Lampard. Azpilicueta who fell in the pecking order during Lampard’s reign as manager, has seen himself back playing regularly under the new manager. The 31-year-old Spaniard is one of several Chelsea players who have featured in each of the five Premier League games under Tuchel so far. “I strongly believe in the power of captains in football teams,” Tuchel told Chelsea TV. “I had the pleasure to have Thiago Silva as my captain in Paris, together with Marquinhos, and now I have Azpi, Thiago, Jorginho and [N’Golo] Kante...
‘Man Utd can never play without academy graduates’ – Neville wants tradition to be preserved
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‘Man Utd can never play without academy graduates’ – Neville wants tradition to be preserved

The former Red Devils defender, who is a member of the fabled Class of ‘92, is pleased to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer providing a pathway for youngsters Manchester United “can never play without academy players in its first team squad”, says Gary Neville, with a club legend welcoming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s efforts to preserve that tradition. The former Red Devils defender emerged through a famed academy system himself to form part of the fabled Class of ‘92. That group, which included the likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, helped to establish an era of domestic dominance for United.
Nigerians React After Ooni of Ife Speech On Igbo Nurtured Prosperity and Wealth
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Nigerians React After Ooni of Ife Speech On Igbo Nurtured Prosperity and Wealth

Nigerians on twitter are reacting to the comment made by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, that the Igbo race is the race that first discovered properity and wealth. Speaking at an event recently, the Ooni said ''Truth be told, the race that first discovered prosperity and wealth and they really nurtured it are the Igbo race. The Igbos first discovered it through their ancestral background, the linage of Obatala. They discovered the lineage of prosperity and wealth in terms of the divinity world and that is the reason why today, the Igbo race have very good expertise when it comes to commerce. They are very distinct. There is no place you would go in the world that you would not find an Igbo man. And the same goes with the jews. There is this mistake the world makes that the Ig...
I Have Forgiven Those That Searched My house – Clark
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I Have Forgiven Those That Searched My house – Clark

Elder statesman, Edwin Clark, says he has forgiven those that invaded his house over alleged stockpiling of firearms. He made the statement when Sen. Shehu Sani (APC- Kaduna) visited him in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some policemen on Sept. 4, searched Clark’s house for alleged firearms. Clark said he decided to forgive them in the interest of peace and the fact that the Nigeria Police had apologised. “I have forgotten all that since the Inspector General has apologised to me through a very powerful delegation; I have forgiven them in the interest of Nigeria. “If I do not, there are people who are very willing to cause trouble and I do not want that to be done in my name. “I have also appealed to my youths, my children at home who gathered at Yenagoa in Bayelsa,...

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