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Studying to be a priest made me a better actor – ‘Blacklist’ star Harry Lennix
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Studying to be a priest made me a better actor – ‘Blacklist’ star Harry Lennix

'‘Blacklist’ star Harry Lennix has revealed that studying to become a priest made him a better actor. Lennix who studied for five years to join the Dominican Order, was about halfway through the process of becoming ordained when he turned to acting. In an interview with Page Six, the 56-year-old actor said the theological training was not in vain as it has helped him become a better actor. He said; “You have to be able to answer people’s questions. Those questions are sometimes quite profound and require a great deal of thought and preparation to answer.” The Chicago-born actor with a long list of credits also acknowledged that there has been “increased scrutiny” on the Catholic Church in recent years, adding that it is “deservedly so, you know the priests have a special burde...
INEC releases final list of candidates for Anambra Governorship election
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INEC releases final list of candidates for Anambra Governorship election

A final list of candidates for the Anambra Governorship election has been released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye who made the announcement on Thursday October 7, said 18 registered political parties will be participating in the election. Okoye also revealed that INEC will be holding an emergency consultative meeting on Friday, October 8, with the leadership of all registered political parties in Abuja. The INEC commissioner further assured the people of the state of the commission’s resolve to secure a safe environment that will enable them to vote. He said;   “In line with the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the election released on 19th Ja...
Power is never handed over on a platter – Osinbajo tells youths
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Power is never handed over on a platter – Osinbajo tells youths

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has told Youths to get involved in politics and not expect power to be handed over to them on a platter. The Vice President who was represented at a two-day retreat for young lawmakers in Lagos on Monday October 4, by the Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate) to President Muhammadu Buhari, Babajide Omoworare, said the not-too-young-to-run movement would be defeated if the youths fail to contest for elective positions. Osinbajo said; “In preparation for 2023 general elections, we must realise that greater participation of our youths should not be mere rhetoric. “Power is never handed over on a platter. If you don’t bid, you can’t win. We must also register to vote. “The whole essence is to ensure that youths get involved i...
‘I Give Praise to Jesus Christ’ – Usyk Speaks after Defeating Anthony Joshua
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‘I Give Praise to Jesus Christ’ – Usyk Speaks after Defeating Anthony Joshua

Ukrainian fighter, Oleksandr Usyk has insisted that there is nothing special about Anthony Joshua (AJ). Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 in front of official attendance of 66, 267 in the Tottenham Stadium on Saturday night. The Nigerian-born British boxer gave up his IBF, WBA and WBO belts as a result of the devastating defeat by Usyk who won by a unanimous decision. Joshua quickly left the ring and headed straight to the hospital after the Ukrainian dealt heavy damage to his right eye as he could barely see. Usyk is now the new world heavyweight champion and speaking about the match, the Ukrainian said, “The fight went the way I expected it to go. There were a couple of moments where Anthony Joshua pushed me hard, but just not...
Politics Ekiti 2022: PDP releases timetable, commences sale of forms september 13
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Politics Ekiti 2022: PDP releases timetable, commences sale of forms september 13

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has released its timetable and schedule of activities in early preparation for the June 18, 2022 Ekiti Governorship Election. In a statement on Thursday by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of PDP, said, besides the timetable, the National Working Committee (NWC) has approved the Sales of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from Monday, September 13 to Thursday, September 30, 2021.Ekiti State He said October 5, 2021 is the last date for the submission of forms. According to the statement, the NWC has also fixed the Screening of Aspirants for Monday, October 11, 2021. He added that appeals on the screening exercise are scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 2021. “Consequently, the PDP congresses to elect the 3-man Adhoc W...
Warri Kingdom Royal Coronation is indeed set for Saturday
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Warri Kingdom Royal Coronation is indeed set for Saturday

Warri Kingdom bustles with activities in the eventful days counting down to Saturday, 21st of August 2021, when Omoba Emiko Tsola, the Olu Designate, becomes the 21st Olu of the Warri Kingdom. As the historical event draws near, eye-witnesses describe the intensive preparations in the city, all the way from the Warri Mainland right to the coronation site at Ode-Itsekiri Island. There are exciting conversations regarding the attractive renovations, heavily-branded streets and exquisitely decorated edifices. Airport shuttles can be observed plying to and from fully-booked hotels that are packed with guests from near and far. Coming off the heels of Prince Tsola Emiko recently completing his Idaniken Rite of Seclusion, indigenes are anticipating their 21st Olu. Locals and noblemen al...
Afghanistan President Flees Country as Taliban Seize US made helicopters and Advance to Kabul in final onslaught
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Afghanistan President Flees Country as Taliban Seize US made helicopters and Advance to Kabul in final onslaught

Afghanistan President, Ashraf Ghani has left the country as the Taliban prepare its last and final offensive into capital of Kabul. Government officials, one from former President Hamid Karzai’s office and another an aide on the Afghan security council, told The Associated Press that Ghani departed the country on Sunday, August 15. Ghani left along with his National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib and a second close associate. The escape of Ghani comes after the Taliban captured US made helicopters and Russian made planes in preparation of an attack on Kabul, the country's capital of 3 million people that houses the government and foreign embassies. The Taliban said it would further enter Kabul on Sunday night after spending hours on the city’s outskirts. R...
Tokyo Olympics: Nigerian Shotput finalist, Chuckwuebuka Enekwechi, films himself washing the only Jersey given to him for the Competition ahead of the finale
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Tokyo Olympics: Nigerian Shotput finalist, Chuckwuebuka Enekwechi, films himself washing the only Jersey given to him for the Competition ahead of the finale

Nigerian Athlete, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has shared a footage of him washing his jersey at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, revealing that only one jersey was given to him to wear through out the competition. Enekwechi further exposing the harsh conditions Nigerian athletes have been facing at the tournament. Despite leading Nigeria to the last round of the shotput event at the Olympics, where he stands a chance to win a Gold medal this Thursday, August 5, Enekwechi disclosed in a TikTok video shared on his Instagram page that he only has one jersey and has to wash it at night in preparation for the next game. Other prominent athletes including sprint star, Blessing Okagbare and Basketball giant, Chimezie Metu have also spoken out about the problems Nig...
Real Madrid defender Odriozola tests positive for coronavirus
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Real Madrid defender Odriozola tests positive for coronavirus

The defender has joined Karim Benzema and David Alaba in having tested positive for Covid-19 to further disrupt Madrid's pre-season preparations Real Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola has returned a positive test for coronavirus, the club confirmed on Saturday. The Liga side's pre-season preparations have been disrupted by the virus, with some of the club's first-team players having been forced to isolate after testing positive. And Odriozola is the latest who will have to withdraw from training, with Madrid due to face AC Milan in a friendly on August 8.
Widow of Haiti’s Assassinated president Jovenel Moise Arrives home in Bulletproof Vest 
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Widow of Haiti’s Assassinated president Jovenel Moise Arrives home in Bulletproof Vest 

The widow of Haiti's slain president Jovenel Moise returned home on Saturday after being treated in Florida, US for wounds she suffered in the attack, an official said. Martine Moise, 47, with her right arm in a sling and wearing a bulletproof vest, was received at Port-au-Prince airport by interim prime minister Claude Joseph, secretary of state for communications Frantz Exantus wrote on Twitter. 'The first lady... has just arrived in Haiti to take part in preparations for the state funeral' of her late husband, Exantus wrote, posting pictures of Martine Moise disembarking from a private plane accompanied by multiple security agents. She spent 10 days in hospital in Miami, Florida, where she had been airlifted after her husband was gunned down in their home in the early h...
Aisha Buhari Cup: Oparanozie returns as Super Falcons open camp in Austria
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Aisha Buhari Cup: Oparanozie returns as Super Falcons open camp in Austria

Coach Randy Waldrum is currently training with 26 players for the six-nation invitational tournament that will take place in Lagos in September Dijon forward Desire Oparanozie is back in the Super Falcons fold as they begin preparations for the Aisha Buhari Cup in Austria Nigeria are camped at the Event Hotel Pyramide in Vienna as they get ready to host the United States of America, Ghana, Morocco, South Africa and Cameroon for the six-nation tournament that will take place in Lagos in September. The competition is organised in honour of Nigeria's first lady, Aisha Buhari, and it will be a week-long event in the Southwestern part of the country.
Hakimi begins PSG career with assist in thrashing of Le Mans
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Hakimi begins PSG career with assist in thrashing of Le Mans

The Morocco wing-back made a fine start to life in the French capital as Mauricio Pochettino's team started preparations for the new season with a win Achraf Hakimi started his PSG career with an assist as the Ligue 1 giants thrashed third division club Le Mans 4-0 in a friendly encounter on Wednesday. The 22-year-old who joined the Parisians on a five-year deal from Inter Milan last Tuesday, made a starting debut in PSG's first pre-season warm-up match at the club's training ground. Hakimi dazzled in the right-back position and he instantly made an impact which led to the hosts' second goal of the day, after Mauro Icardi's opener in the 12th minute.
Team Nigeria’s medal chances
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Team Nigeria’s medal chances

Two-time medallist at the 1996 Olympic Games, Falilat Ogunkoya, says Blessing Okagbare, Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume are Nigeria’s biggest prospects to winning a medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The retired quarter-miler expressed confidence that the three athletes would get to the final of their events in Tokyo. “We have a good chance, Blessing is running very well, Tobi too, Ese is also doing very well and I hope they will do well at the Olympics. “Olympics is a different thing entirely, once an athlete gets to the final in their event, any of them can win the gold and the three of them will make it to the finals,” Ogunkoya told The PUNCH. On Team Nigeria’s preparation for the Olympics, Ogunkoya said any serious Nigerian athlete who knows how the nation operates would not depend on t...
Basketball: Australia defeat Nigeria 108-69 in exhibition game
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Basketball: Australia defeat Nigeria 108-69 in exhibition game

Australia trounced Nigeria 108-69 to win their third game in a row at the Las Vegas exhibition series on Wednesday as both teams continue their preparation for the Olympics. The loss is Mike Brown’s first since taking over as coach of D’Tigers in 2020. The efficient Aussies displayed grit and technical prowess as they swept D’Tigers apart in the first quarter taking a 13-point lead to end 26-13. The third ranked nation in the world continued their dominance in the second quarter ending with a comfortable 20-point lead – 49-29. The Australians opened a 38-point lead to end the quarter 84-46, then clocking the 100-point mark to win by 39 points ending the game 108-69. The Australians made it three wins in a row with Chris Gouding scoring 21 points, three rebounds and four ste...
Basketball: Nigeria win again, beat Argentina 94-71
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Basketball: Nigeria win again, beat Argentina 94-71

D’Tigers continued their preparation for the forthcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a dominating 94-71 win over fourth ranked Argentina in an exhibition in Las Vegas on Monday. Both teams were physical in their approach but it was the Argentines who led 19-17 at the end of the first quarter. D’Tigers returned with more zeal in the second quarter, outscoring the South Americans 26-14 to take a 10-point lead into halftime 43-33. At the start of the second quarter, Ekpe Udoh had a block before going on to score the first points of the quarter, while Precious Achiuwa had the highest rebounds in the second quarter. Jahil Okafor, who missed out on the team’s win over the United States on Sunday, scored eight points and five rebounds at half time. He finished the game wi...
Mendy and Ziyech begin 2021-22 pre-season training with Chelsea
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Mendy and Ziyech begin 2021-22 pre-season training with Chelsea

The African stars are back with the Blues as Thomas Tuchel’s men start their preparations for next season Edouard Mendy and Hakim Ziyech have started training with Chelsea ahead of the 2021-22 season. The Senegal and Morocco internationals were part of the Blues’ 28 players involved at the squad’s Surrey training base on Monday afternoon. The duo joined the likes of Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, Marcos Alonso and Tino Anjorin who all reported on Friday.
Former Chelsea star Moses continues hot pre-season form with third goal for Spartak Moscow
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Former Chelsea star Moses continues hot pre-season form with third goal for Spartak Moscow

The former Super Eagles midfielder continued his goalscoring run as Rui Vitoria's team intensify preparations for the 2021-22 season Victor Moses scored his third goal in as many matches as Spartak Moscow kicked off their Premier Cup campaign with a 4-0 victory over FC Sochi on Sunday. The former Chelsea and Inter Milan star sealed Spartak's emphatic win at the Otkritie Arena as they continue their preparation for the 2021-22 season that will begin in a fortnight's time. Moses came off the bench to score the fourth goal in the 81st minute after Zelimkhan Bakaev, Reziuan Mirzov and Aleksandr Sobolev had found the back of the net for the hosts
Former Chelsea star Moses scores again as Spartak Moscow beat Croatia’s Sibenik
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Former Chelsea star Moses scores again as Spartak Moscow beat Croatia’s Sibenik

The former Nigeria star helped the People's Team intensify their preparations for next season with a friendly victory in Austria Victor Moses scored a goal as Spartak Moscow cruised to a 4-2 win over Croatian top-flight club Sibenik in a pre-season friendly match on Monday. After completing a permanent switch from Chelsea on Friday, the 30-year-old scored his second goal for the Russian Premier League club in four days. The same day he penned a two-year deal with Rui Vitoria's side, Moses found the back of the net as Spartak held NK Bravo to a 2-2 draw at the Landskron Stadium.
Nigeria vs Mexico: Super Eagles thrashed 4-0
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Nigeria vs Mexico: Super Eagles thrashed 4-0

  Mexico hammered Nigeria 4-0 in an international friendly played on Sunday morning. The North American nation took the lead as early as the second minute through Hector Herrera. In only two minutes, El Tri doubled their lead, as Hirving Lozano linked up with Funes Mori, who found the top corner. Mexico continued where they stopped six minutes after the break, as Herrera grabbed his brace. Jonathan dos Santos added the final goal in the 77th minute. It is good preparation for them ahead of their 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign which will begin on July 11. For Nigeria, Gernot Rohr will probably not be impressed by the team, which was made up of players from the domestic league. The Super Eagles were completely dominated in chance creation and ball possession, s...
Bandits kill, injure several others in Southern Kaduna market
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Bandits kill, injure several others in Southern Kaduna market

Bandits last night (Wednesday) attacked Kachia town in Kachia local government area of Kaduna State, killing an unspecified number of people and injuring others. A source told DAILY POST that the bandits invaded Kachia around 10:15 pm and operated for almost two hours before the security agencies intervened to save the situation. The source said that the bandits did their operation around the Kachia market before the military intervened to bring the situation under control. Kachia is housing a formidable military formation comprising the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Navy where they are receiving various training. The source revealed that the bandits targeted grains and other food items being uploaded at the market in preparation for the Friday market. According to the sour...
Home-based Super Eagles players commence preparation for Mexico frendly (photos)
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Home-based Super Eagles players commence preparation for Mexico frendly (photos)

The home-based Super Eagles players on Wednesday, June 23, kicked off preparation for the friendly game against Mexico. The high profile friendly will take place on July 4th in the United States of America. Super Eagles media officer Babafemi Raji says the home-based Eagles commenced training this morning at the Goal Project, Package B in Abuja. He disclosed that there will be two training sessions on Wednesday.] The home based players already in camp are; Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Shaibu Suleman(PKE FC Lagos); Nwabali Stanley Bobo(Lobi Stars). Defenders: Olisa Ndah (Akwa United) Tope Olusesi (Rangers International); Ifeanyi Anaemena (Rivers United); Christopher Nwaeze (Kwara United); Enyinnaya Kazie (Rivers United); Mohammed Zirkiflu (Plateau ...
Partey: Arsenal midfielder rejoins Ghana squad for Cote d’Ivoire friendly after Morocco absence
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Partey: Arsenal midfielder rejoins Ghana squad for Cote d’Ivoire friendly after Morocco absence

The Gunner has touched base with the Black Stars in Cape Coast as preparations continue for The Elephants Arsenal midfielder Thomas Teye Partey has linked up with Ghana’s squad for their upcoming international friendly fixture against Cote d’Ivoire on Saturday. The 27-year-old rejoined the Black Stars on Wednesday after being excused from the trip for Tuesday’s 1-0 away friendly loss to Morocco. CK Akonnor’s outfit are set to host Cote d’Ivoire in Cape Coast on Saturday as preparations continue for commencement of the second round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in September.
Osun Approves 28 Games for Sports Festival
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Osun Approves 28 Games for Sports Festival

As preparation for the upcoming state sports festival, the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Yemi Lawal, has approved 28 sporting events for the fiesta that will cut across the state. This is contained in a release issued by the Public Relations Officer of the Sports’ Council, Mrs Funmilayo Moradeyo. The approved sports are; Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Handball, Hockey, Cricket; Table Tennis, Chess, Ayo Olopon, Draughts, Scrabble, Boxing, Taekwondo and Kick- boxing. Others are: Para-powerlifting; Kung-Fu, Karate, Judo, Wrestling, Swimming, Athletics, Badminton, Squash, Cycling, Tennis and Weightlifting. The commissioner, in a meeting held yesterday with the Sports Council staff coaches and local government sports coordinators, observed that, ” it is high time we star...
Cameroon vs Nigeria: Livescore from Super Eagles’ Tuesday friendly in Austria
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Cameroon vs Nigeria: Livescore from Super Eagles’ Tuesday friendly in Austria

  Nigeria will play Cameroon for the second time in four days this Tuesday in Austria. Both sides only faced each other in an international friendly last Friday. The Indomitable Lions emerged winners, thanks to André-Frank Zambo Anguissa’s first-half strike. Gernot Rohr is using the double-header against the Indomitable Lions, as preparation for their 2022 World Cup qualifiers later in September. It is also the first time the Super Eagles will be in action, after qualifying for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations. Kick off is 5pm West African time. Nigeria’s starting XI against Cameroon: Francis Uzoho, Jamilu Collins, Shehu Abdullahi, Valentine Ozornwafor, Chidozie Awaziem, Wilfred Ndidi, Abraham Marcus, Peter Olayinka, Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Paul Onuachu. ...
Tokyo Olympics 2021: Nigeria Appoints Coordinator,Consultant
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Tokyo Olympics 2021: Nigeria Appoints Coordinator,Consultant

  The Federal Government of Nigeria has appointed a General Coordinator and Media Consultant as part of preparations for the National Trials towards the Tokyo Olympics 2021. Sports Minister, Sunday Dare made the announcement on Monday in a statement by Mohammed Manga, Director of Public Relations in the ministry. The appointments, which take immediate effect, are part of the federal government’s efforts to ensure the country’s success in the competition. Rotimi Obajimi, a former Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) was named Coordinator. He was the Coordinator of Team Nigeria to the 2008 African Athletics Championship in Addis Ababa, the 2010 edition in Nairobi, as well as the 2003 All Africa Games Performance Consultant. Dare Esan, a v...
Real Madrid Appoints Another Manager after Carlo Ancelotti
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Real Madrid Appoints Another Manager after Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid has appointed Antonio Pintus as the club’s fitness manager. The LaLiga giants made the announcement in a statement via their website on Friday. Pintus’s appointment is coming less than three days after Real Madrid appointed Carlo Ancelotti as the club’s manager on Tuesday Ancelotti replaced Zinedine Zidane, who stepped down from his role last month. The statement read, “Real Madrid C. F. announce the incorporation of Antonio Pintus as first-team head of physical preparation and physical preparation methodology manager for all the football teams at the club.” Meanwhile, Real Madrid finished the 2020/21 LaLiga season in the second position behind champions Atletico Madrid. The Los Blancos were also knocked out of the Champions League in the semi-final stage by c...
Police Arrest Benue Wanted Cultist and Serial Killer ‘Papa Shokey’ in Nasarawa
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Police Arrest Benue Wanted Cultist and Serial Killer ‘Papa Shokey’ in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested Benue wanted cultist and serial killer, Oodo Moro alias Papa shokey. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, May 30, said the suspect is the leader of Black Axe confraternity in Ogbadibo local government area of Benue state. Nansel said the command received credible information which indicated that Papa shokey, has relocated to Karu local government area of Nasarawa State, where he was seen recruiting and initiating youths into his criminal cult group in preparation for a reprisal attack on a rival cult group in Benue state. "In reaction to this unsavoury development, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe psc (+) ordered a full scale manhunt to catch him and arrest the tide ...
LaLiga: Real Madrid, Atletico, Barcelona Title-deciding Games Moved
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LaLiga: Real Madrid, Atletico, Barcelona Title-deciding Games Moved

  The kick-offs for the title-deciding final round of fixtures in LaLiga has been changed for the third time within 12 hours. This follows a row over Villarreal’s preparation time for the Europa League final against Manchester United. Also, there are concerns over a clash with the Eurovision Song Contest. Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid both stand a chance of being crowned champions this weekened. Diego Simeone’s side are two points clear at the top and need a win at Real Valladolid to clinch the title, while Madrid host Villarreal. Those crucial games, as well as others involving the race for European places and the relegation battle, were originally scheduled for Sunday evening. The first fixture change had seen Barcelona’s match at Eibar switched back to Su...
Man Utd Book EL Final Spot Despite Roma Loss
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Man Utd Book EL Final Spot Despite Roma Loss

Manchester United booked their place in the Europa League final as they clinched an 8-5 aggregate win over Roma despite going down 3-2 in the second leg at the Stadio Olimpico. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will face Villarreal at the Gdansk Arena in Poland after the Spanish side overcame Arsenal in the other semi-final following a goalless draw at the Emirates. United extinguished any faint hope of a turnaround in the Italian capital when Cavani extended their lead (39) but quickfire second-half goals from Edin Dzeko (57) and Bryan Cristante (60) put Roma in front. Cavani notched his second of the night with a trademark header (68) before 19-year-old Nicola Zalewski settled the game on the night to cap an entertaining second leg - but United progress to their eighth European fi...
Europa League: Owen Predicts Man United vs Roma, Villarreal vs Arsenal
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Europa League: Owen Predicts Man United vs Roma, Villarreal vs Arsenal

  Former Real Madrid player, Michael Owen, has predicted tonight’s Europa League fixtures. Manchester United will host AS Roma in the Europa League semi-final first-leg tie at Old Trafford, while Arsenal will face Villarreal in Spain. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Manchester United come into this after playing out a cagey 0-0 draw away to Leeds at the weekend. “Roma suffered a 3-2 defeat against Cagliari, not the ideal preparation going into a Europa League semi-final first leg. “That said, I think the Italians would settle for that kind of result here. They will be all too aware of how important it is to take a goal or two back to Italy. “For all I have been massively impressed by United on the road this season, they have made a marked improve...
Groom-to-be allegedly Murdered for Ritual Purposes by his Next-door Neighbor in Kwara
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Groom-to-be allegedly Murdered for Ritual Purposes by his Next-door Neighbor in Kwara

A staff of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS ) unit of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Olokose Oluwasola Ojo, has allegedly been murdered for ritual purposes by his next-door neighbour, identified as Kazeem Mohammed, and his gang members. Vanguard reports that on Monday, March 8, the deceased who was at the peak of preparations for his wedding scheduled to hold in Akure, Ondo state on March 13, 2021, reportedly gave N350,000 to Kazeem to help him buy three cows. According to the report, Kazeem who hails from Patigi in Kwara North had previously convinced and tricked the deceased that cows are very cheap in his area. The duo had in the wee hours of March 8, travelled to Patigi with the intention of buying the three cows while the bride to be, planned t...
Tyson Fury’s Loses Serious Weight Ahead of Anthony Joshua Fight
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Tyson Fury’s Loses Serious Weight Ahead of Anthony Joshua Fight

Tyson Fury looks to be in unbelievable shape for his world heavyweight title unification fight against Anthony Joshua this year. The WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion has not fought since his victory over Deontay Wilder in February 2020. Six weeks ago, Fury showed off an obese figure as he went for an ice-cold dip in Morecambe beach leading many people to doubt his preparation for the fight with Joshua. However, taking to Instagram to model off his latest merchandise, ‘The Gypsy King’ displayed a far leaner physique. See the photo below.
Couple Set to Welcome a Child after Waiting for 25 Years
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Couple Set to Welcome a Child after Waiting for 25 Years

A couple is set to welcome a child after 25 years of waiting. Photos of the couple's maternity shoot has been shared online with people reiterating that "what God cannot do does not exist." This is reportedly the couple's first child and the mother had a lavish baby shower in preparation for her child's coming.
National Sports Festival: Obaseki, Dare, insist athletes in Edo must be vaccinated
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National Sports Festival: Obaseki, Dare, insist athletes in Edo must be vaccinated

The festival had suffered several setbacks from March 2020 because of COVID-19 and is now scheduled to hold from April 2 to 14, 2021. Receiving the Sports Minister at the Government House, Benin City on Friday, Obaseki hailed the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to support the state in hosting the National Sports Festival. The governor also led the minister on a tour of facilities for the Sports Festival, adding that “It is clear that the facilities at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium are world-class.” According to Obaseki the state is ready to host the sports tournament, the postponement is very challenging for the state following the preparation and resources committed to hosting the games. “Hosting the games is the right thing to do despite the challenges from CO...
Bayern Munich Angry after Golden Eaglets Thrashed Their Academy 5-1
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Bayern Munich Angry after Golden Eaglets Thrashed Their Academy 5-1

  Bayern Munich have reportedly been left fuming after the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria thrashed a team purportedly representing them (Bayern) 5-1 in a friendly, according to Score Nigeria. Angry officials of the World Club Cup winner said such an embarrassing defeat was bad for the club’s image. After the first half of the friendly game ended goalless, the second half returned with half a dozen of goals with Ahmed Abdullahi firing in twice for the Golden Eaglets. The Golden Eaglets are putting finishing touches to their preparation for next month’s U17 African Cup of Nations in Morocco. The top official of the German champions said the Bundesliga leaders were not happy that the selection carrying their name were defeated by such a heavy scoreline. They were said to...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Klopp Reveals how They will Prepare for EPL Crunch Tie
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Klopp Reveals how They will Prepare for EPL Crunch Tie

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said his players will take part in 11 vs 11 training to get their “rhythm” back, ahead of their crunch clash against Manchester United on January 17. The hectic fixture schedule has meant little respite for Premier League sides. However, after Friday night’s 4-1 victory over Aston Villa in their FA Cup third-round clash at Villa Park, the Reds now have nine days to prepare for their league meeting with United. Klopp named a strong side against a Villa side, which had academy players because of a COVID-19 outbreak at the Midlands club. Liverpool have stuttered in the Premier League and are without a win in their last three games. This poor form has allowed in-form United to make up the ground on them, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side a...
Arteta Gives Ozil Conditions to Play for Arsenal Again
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Arteta Gives Ozil Conditions to Play for Arsenal Again

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has told Mesut Ozil that he will be restored to the team, when he “can give his best”. Ozil was dropped for the Gunners’ trip to Manchester City on Wednesday night. Before the COVID-19 enforced break, the German playmaker featured in all games since Arteta took over in December. Arteta, who claimed Ozil was left out of his squad for the 3-0 defeat for tactical reasons, told a press conference on Thursday, that he is always open with the player. “A lot has happened to him in the last few weeks and I have to respect the timing of every player. Sometimes they need a little bit of time. “It has been difficult preparation in the last two months to get players ready. “Again, I am the first one who wants Me...
Bentaleb: Newcastle United will be ready for Sheffield United clash
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Bentaleb: Newcastle United will be ready for Sheffield United clash

The Algeria international looks forward to playing a part for the Magpies when they resume league action at St. James’ Park later this month Nabil Bentaleb has praised his Newcastle United teammates for their hard work in training ahead of the Premier League restart. The English top-flight will resume action on June 17, more than three months after it was suspended due to coronavirus lockdown and Steve Bruce’s men are scheduled to host Sheffield United at home four days later. Newcastle intensified their preparation with a behind-closed-doors training match at St James' Park on Saturday with the Algerian midfielder scoring a stunning goal from outside the penalty area.
‘It will be different for everyone’ – Chelsea manager Lampard on ‘difficult’ preparations for behind closed doors games
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‘It will be different for everyone’ – Chelsea manager Lampard on ‘difficult’ preparations for behind closed doors games

The Blues boss has discussed the challenges facing his squad ahead of the Premier League restart later this month Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has opened up on the difficult preparations for upcoming behind-closed-doors games, insisting the experience in empty stadiums "will be different for everyone". Premier League clubs across England are currently gearing up for a return to the pitch after a three-month hiatus, with lockdown restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic slowly beginning to ease. All of the season's remaining fixtures are set to be played behind-closed-doors, with social distancing measures still in effect due to the continued threat of Covid-19. Supporters will be forced to watch on from their homes as the players get back to business in stadiums which a...
Tottenham confirm positive coronavirus test following latest round of Premier League screenings
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Tottenham confirm positive coronavirus test following latest round of Premier League screenings

An unnamed individual from Tottenham returned a positive test, the club confirmed after the top flight released its latest data The Premier League has revealed that its latest round of testing has thrown up a single positive case of coronavirus. As part of preparations to return to action, England's top flight is carrying out extensive screening of players and staff from across the league. The scheme began on May 17 and have now been repeated on a further three occasions, with just one positive announced on Wednesday from almost 1,200 tested.
Six Premier League players and staff from three different clubs test positive for Coronavirus after massive testing
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Six Premier League players and staff from three different clubs test positive for Coronavirus after massive testing

The Premier League has confirmed that six people from three different clubs have tested positive for Coronavirus after the first wave were carried out within the top-flight this week. A Premier League statement read: “The Premier League can today confirm that on Sunday 17 May and Monday 18 May, 748 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, six have tested positive from three clubs. “Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days. The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency. “No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public in this way after each round of testing.” Clubs an...
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Kenyan Police Constable Shoots his Wife before Killing Himself after Dispute

A Kenyan police constable identified as Michael Siwalo with service number 116272, committed suicide on Friday May 15 after shooting his wife following a domestic dispute. The police constable from Buuri West in Meru County shot his wife Silvia Ramat Letei in the stomach at about 6:15pm before turning the gun on himself.  The incident reportedly occurred at their residence in Panama area, Timau Township in Meru County. A statement released by the police revealed that Letei who is in a critical condition was taken to Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital. The police report filed under OB Number 38/15/5/2020, reads;   “Police proceeded to the scene and found the officer’s wife seated against the wall near the main door. She was in a lot of pain, and was bleeding [pro...
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.
Dortmund Tackle Schalke, Leipzig host Freiburg as German Bundesliga Returns
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Dortmund Tackle Schalke, Leipzig host Freiburg as German Bundesliga Returns

German Football Association has announced the return of top-flight football suspended because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Bundesliga will return next weekend, May 16, The league was put on hold on March 13, in the wake of COVID-19. In a press conference on Thursday, DFL CEO Christian Seifert confirmed that the plan for the Bundesliga is to resume playing on May 16th. However, the games will be played behind-closed-doors. He said clubs have been duly notified of the progress and can begin to ramp up training in preparation. Here are fixtures for next weekend: Dortmund vs. Schalke Leipzig vs. Freiburg Hoffenheim vs. Hertha BSC Fortuna vs. Paderborn Augsburg vs. Wolfsburg Eintracht vs. Gladbach Sunday fixtures: Köln vs. Mainz
3,000 Samples Yet to be Tested in Lagos Over Shortage of Reagents – Governor Sanwo-Olu
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3,000 Samples Yet to be Tested in Lagos Over Shortage of Reagents – Governor Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed that 3,000 samples are yet to be tested in Lagos state. The Governor blamed the development on global shortage of reagent for molecular testing of the samples. He said the state is hoping to get the reagent soon to test the samples collected. The statement  shared on the Lagos State Government website reads; “We have 3,000 samples collected but we have not been able to carry the test because of the global shortage of reagent for molecular testing. “We are hoping that some of the reagents will be supplied tomorrow and Tuesday. "It would not be out of place to see positive cases in the range of 20 percent out of the 3,000 samples collected. “We are improving the capacity of our isolation facilities in preparation to take care of ...
COVID-19: Brazil Digs Hundreds Of Graves In Preparation For Deaths (Photos)
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COVID-19: Brazil Digs Hundreds Of Graves In Preparation For Deaths (Photos)

The spike in coronavirus cases in the South American nation has forced workers at the 780,000-square meter burial ground to increase the number of plots to a site that already has more than 1.5 million graves. Gravediggers wearing protective suits gather at Cemitério de Vila Formosa, Brazil's largest graveyard, where the remains of more than 1.5million people are buried. Workers carry the casket of a victim that died of COVID-19. Burials are Cemitério de Vila Formosa, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, have nearly doubled because of the coronavirus pandemic. As of Friday, 329 people had died after being sickened with the virus. Friends and family members keep their distance while workers at Brazil's largest cemetery lower the casket of a person who recently died of the corona...
Man City attacker De Bruyne worried about condensed end to season
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Man City attacker De Bruyne worried about condensed end to season

Manchester City attacker Kevin de Bruyne is worried about a condensed end to the season. De Bruyne has revealed his fears for players, who are currently being forced to carry out individual training plans at home during the UK coronavirus lockdown. He told HLN: “I have no idea when we will be playing again. You haven't played for six weeks. “Normally you'd need a preparation of three to four weeks. If we restart immediately then everybody will be injured after a few games. “I know that there's lots of money involved. But I think that waiting so long to make a decision can cause issues next season. There won't be a long summer break and you can just postpone everything. “I would feel sad if the season is stopped after such a good year, but if it avoids issues for next season,...
“We Won’t Campaign During 2023 Elections” – PDP
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“We Won’t Campaign During 2023 Elections” – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, on Sunday in Katsina said that it will not campaign in the 2023 elections, due to the failure of the present APC administration at the center, which has made it easy for its takeover of political power at the end of the present tenure. The National Secretary of the party, Senator Umaru Ibrahim Tsauri told newsmen during a briefing in preparation to the ward congress election which held on Saturday that the Buhari administration has failed Nigerians in the past 5 years as demonstrated in the present sufferings they are going through He said ’’every Nigerian whether resident in Aso villa or anywhere else in Nigeria will certainly admit that the present administration has failed, as they couldn’t even deliver their three point agenda: economy, sec...
Bekele Wins London Half-Marathon, Breaks Farah’s Record
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Bekele Wins London Half-Marathon, Breaks Farah’s Record

Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele broke Mo Farah’s course record as he won the London half-marathon on Sunday in a time of one hour and 22 seconds. Bekele took 1min 18sec off the record set in 2019 by British distance great Farah, who missed this year’s edition with an Achilles injury. Britain’s Christopher Thompson finished second, with Jake Smith third. Sunday’s event served as a warm-up event for the full London Marathon on April 26. That race is set to see Bekele go up against Eliud Kipchoge, the reigning Olympic champion from Kenya, as the two fastest marathon runners of all time meet in the British capital. “The new course record is a great bonus. I wasn’t focused on time today, I just wanted to win,” Bekele, three times an Olympic gold medallist on the track, told the BBC. “...
Man Dies in the Middle of Jumat Prayer at Sokoto Mosque
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Man Dies in the Middle of Jumat Prayer at Sokoto Mosque

A 71-year-old man identified as Malam Ahmad Abdullahi died at Sultan Bello Mosque in Sokoto on Friday February 21, while observing the weekly Juma’at prayers along with other worshippers. Abdullahi who went to a nearby shop to buy a blade to shave in preparation for the Juma’at prayers, prostrated to observe the second raka’at but he never got up to continue the rite. The deceased who is survived by a wife and three children reportedly paid a condolence visit to his relatives at Filin Magaji area in Gidadawa community, few hours before his death. Recounting her husband's last moment, Mallama Halima who was married to Abdullahi for 34 years said; “He went to the mosque in the company of our grandchild, and that was my last interaction with him. “A few moments after the Ju...

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