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‘Celebration of falsehood’- PDP tackles President Buhari over 2021 achievements
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‘Celebration of falsehood’- PDP tackles President Buhari over 2021 achievements

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the achievements of the Buhari administration in 2021 as “a litany of lies”. Recall that on Thursday, December 30, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, held a press conference where he reeled out the achievements of the Buhari-led administration. Reacting to Lai's comments, PDP in a statement described the achievements as a “celebration of falsehood by a failed administration”. The PDP alleged the APC-led administration has mismanaged Nigeria’s economy and failed in its primary duty of protecting the lives and property of citizens. “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dismisses the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government’s performance claims as reeled out by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai...
Photos of President Buhari in Madiuguri, Borno state
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Photos of President Buhari in Madiuguri, Borno state

President Muhammadu Buhari was in Maiduguri, the Borno State Capital, to commission various projects. There were speculations that the visit might be canceled after three bombs rocked the city just a few hours before the president’s arrival. He was received by the state governor Babagana Zulum, Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai and many other state government officials. See more photos below
Military urges media to portray Nigeria in good light
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Military urges media to portray Nigeria in good light

The Nigerian military has urged media organisations to always project the country in good light as being done by their counterparts in other societies in the general interest of the country. It argued that the way local media portrays the country often contributes to shaping how the country and its citizens are perceived by the international community, including foreign investors. The Director, Defence Information (DDI), Brigadier General Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr made the appeal while speaking in Abuja on Saturday evening at the Third Security and Emergency Management Awards/First Spokespersons Communication Awards, organised by Image Merchants Promotion Limited (IMPL). “For example, you have the CNN projecting the image of the Americans; you have the BBC projecting the image of t...
Mo Abudu is Collaborating with 50 Cent, Starz on a new African Drama
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Mo Abudu is Collaborating with 50 Cent, Starz on a new African Drama

Abudu will co-executive produce the drama titled ‘Queen Nzinga’. Starz has confirmed the production of a new drama project in collaboration with 50 Cent’s G-Unit films and Television and Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife Studio. The project titled ‘Queen Nzinga’ will be set in 17th century Angola and follows the coming of age story of fearless warrior queen Nzinga. According to history, Nzinga who became the first female ruler waged a 40-year guerrilla war against the kingdom’s formidable enemies and the cruel subjugation of her people by Portuguese slavers. In the lead role as Nzinga is star actress Yetide Badaki (‘America gods’) who doubles as the show’ co-executive producer alongside 50 Cent, Abudu and Steven A. DeKnight. “If you liked the movie 300 your gonna love this,” said 50 Ce...
Arsene Wenger Opens up on his Return to Arsenal, Joining PSG
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Arsene Wenger Opens up on his Return to Arsenal, Joining PSG

Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has opened up on his future after being linked with a return to the club. Wenger has also been linked with taking up the sporting director role at Paris Saint-Germain. But the Frenchman distanced himself from the speculation, describing the rumour as ‘pre-Christmas imagination’. The 72-year-old left Arsenal in 2018 after 22 years and has been working as FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development for the last two years. However, Wenger has been heavily linked with a return to Arsenal over recent weeks, with coach Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu talking about his return. Various reports emanating from France, meanwhile, have named Wenger as a target for PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. “This is just the pre-Christ...
No one is happy anymore – Gov Ortom laments state of nation
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No one is happy anymore – Gov Ortom laments state of nation

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has lamented that Nigerians are currently in pain over the state of the nation ranging from deteriorating security situation to economic issues. The governor who spoke on Friday during the swearing-in of the new National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP led by its Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu and other members of the National Working Committee, NWC, appealed to Nigerians to work together for the restoration of the country’s glory. He urged all citizens of the country to put partisan politics, religion and ethnic sentiments aside and team up with the PDP for the rescue of the nation. Governor Ortom made the appeal on Friday while speaking with Government House Press Crew in Abuja after the The Governor stated that due to the...
Solskjaer’s project taking too long, no time in football – Schweinsteiger to Man Utd
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Solskjaer’s project taking too long, no time in football – Schweinsteiger to Man Utd

Former Manchester United midfielder, Bastian Schweinsteiger, has told the club that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s project at Old Trafford is taking too long in his eyes. Schweinsteiger believes Solskjaer’s project is not delivering results quickly, adding that there is no time in football. According to him, Norwegian keeps mentioning that Man United is in working progress despite having the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho in his squad. “United are still a work in progress, Solskjaer keeps mentioning that,” Schweinsteiger told BBC Radio 5 Live via Goal. “It takes too long, though, for me in my eyes. If you look at [Manchester] City or Chelsea and the impact that Tuchel had on them – it was unbelievable. They have a strategy and a DNA. They have more in the...
Messi identifies three things that made him join PSG
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Messi identifies three things that made him join PSG

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Lionel Messi, has identified three things that made him join the club from Barcelona. According to Messi, he joined Mauricio Pochettino’s side because of the club’s project, the players it has and the quality of the PSG squad. The Argentine captain also said that he is very happy at PSG, professing he has no regrets over choosing the Ligue 1 giants as his new home. Recall that Messi, who is one of the favourites to win the Ballon d’ Or this year, left Barcelona in the summer transfer window for PSG. “Barca issued the statement saying that I was not going to continue and from that point on I started to wonder how I was going to bounce back,” Messi told France Football. “I had to find a new club to continue my career. I was lucky to be contacted by...
FG will borrow to fund N6.25trn deficit in 2022 budget – Minister of Finance
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FG will borrow to fund N6.25trn deficit in 2022 budget – Minister of Finance

The Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, says the federal government will borrow to finance N6.258 trillion deficit in the 2022 budget. Ahmed made this disclosure while briefing state house correspondents on the details of the 2022 budget proposal. According to Zainab, the Federal government is borrowing to provide developmental projects — roads, rails, bridges, power and water for sustainable development in this country. She said the government would finance the N6.258 trillion deficit by new borrowings of N5.012 trillion (of which domestic — N2.506 trillion and foreign — N2.506 trillion) from project-tied multilateral/bilateral loans — N1.156 trillion and privatization proceeds of N90.73 billion. “If we just depend on the revenues that we get, even...
Tomiyasu explains why he couldn’t say no to Arsenal after making £16m move
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Tomiyasu explains why he couldn’t say no to Arsenal after making £16m move

The Japan international defender is delighted to be at Emirates Stadium and has no doubts that he made the right career call Takehiro Tomiyasu has explained why he could not turn down a £16 million ($22m) move to Arsenal, with the Japan international defender considering the Gunners to be "one of the biggest clubs in the world". The Gunners have slipped from the lofty standings they once occupied in Premier League and elite European competition, but they remain a big draw and are working through a long-term rebuilding project under the guidance of Mikel Arteta. Tomiyasu forms part of those plans following a summer switch from Bologna and is convinced that he has linked up with a sleeping giant that few players would pass up the opportunity to join.  
Conte reveals when he will return to Management
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Conte reveals when he will return to Management

Former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, is planning to return to management next season. This was confirmed by respected Italian transfer expert, Fabrizio Romanco. According to Romano, Conte is open to a “new project”. He tweeted: “Antonio Conte is currently planning to be back next season with a new project, if nothing big happens with top club official calls.” Conte enjoyed a successful two-year stint in the Premier League with Chelsea, where he won the title in 2017 and the FA Cup in 2018. However, he has been out of job since he left Inter this summer, after leading them to their first Serie A title in 11 years. The 52-year-old has been in high demand ever since with Premier League clubs being on red alert.
Aguero denies existence of Messi-related release clause at Barcelona
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Aguero denies existence of Messi-related release clause at Barcelona

  The Argentine has insisted that he remains fully committed to the project he signed up for at Camp Nou despite the departure of his compatriot Sergio Aguero has denied the existence of a Lionel Messi-related release clause in his contract at Barcelona. Aguero signed for Barca on a free transfer following his departure from Manchester City in June, committing to a two-year contract at Camp Nou. It was initially suggested that one of the main reasons the 33-year-old chose to join the Blaugrana was to link up with fellow Argentina international Messi, but he ended up having to bring his 21-year accusations to the club to an end due to their struggles to get below La Liga's salary cap.  
Nigerians’ll feel impact of my projects when I leave office in 2023 – Buhari
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Nigerians’ll feel impact of my projects when I leave office in 2023 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that Nigerians would feel the impact of his projects when he leaves office in 2023. Buhari disclosed this at the inauguration of the new board of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA, at State House, Abuja. He said his administration is partnering with NSIA on some infrastructural projects across the country. Buhari also reiterated the commitment of his administration towards towards establishing long term projects that would create jobs for Nigerians. According to Buhari, “Accordingly, in the past four years, both the public and private sectors in Nigeria have partnered on strategic projects with the NSIA. “On the public sector partnership, we are working with the NSIA on strategic infrastructure projects such as the Seco...
We don’t like how you do business – PSG slam Real Madrid, confirm Mbappe wants to leave
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We don’t like how you do business – PSG slam Real Madrid, confirm Mbappe wants to leave

Paris Saint-Germain has confirmed that their top star, Kylian Mbappe wants to leave the club. The French champions, however, said they have no intention of getting rolled over by Real Madrid, slamming the strategy being employed by the Spanish giants in getting the player. Madrid have offered £137million to sign Mbappe despite just one year left on his deal and PSG believe Madrid are just trying to show the player how much they want him, with their real intention to get him for free next summer. PSG transfer chief, Leonardo, also vowed that the club will not sell the player for less than the £166m they signed him.from Monaco in 2017 and will not lose him for nothing next year. Leonardo slammed Real Madrid for their ‘illegal’ tactics in their bid to sign the 22-y...
Pakistani Journalist Calls Out Nigerian Twitter User for passing off a Pakistani Road as Governor El-Rufai’s project
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Pakistani Journalist Calls Out Nigerian Twitter User for passing off a Pakistani Road as Governor El-Rufai’s project

A Pakistani journalist has called out a Nigerian Twitter user for passing off a Pakistani road as Governor El-Rufai's project. @Mamatee001 had claimed that the road was constructed by El-Rufai who she claimed is hated for not sharing kerosene and wheel barrow, and also excels even when some evil people are bent on destroying his government. A Pakistani journalist, Mansoor Ahmed Qureshi however debunked the claim, revealing that the road which is an aerial view of a 79km long secondary road of Manshera-Thakot was constructed by former Prime Minister, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif . Ahmed also revealed that the former Prime Minister constructed over 1000kms of motorways during his three year tenure.
Real Madrid president speaks on influencing Messi’s departure from Barcelona
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Real Madrid president speaks on influencing Messi’s departure from Barcelona

Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has insisted he didn’t influence Barcelona’s decision to allow Lionel Messi leave the club. Messi had agreed a 50 per cent reduction in salary with the Catalans, only for a dramatic U-turn to happen last Thursday. This has led to the 34-year-old signing for Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent. Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, blamed the club’s decision on LaLiga’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) controls. However, Jaume Llopis, a former board member of the Espai Barca project accused Laporta of bending to Perez’s will, after resigning from his position. “Messi’s departure is a move that helps Florentino. Imagine that (Kylian) Mbappe now signs for Real Madrid. “Laporta was convinced by new CEO Ferran Reverter that he can...
Kenyan Man Arrested for Wearing Dress,Bra and Panties; says ‘he has been Cursed’
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Kenyan Man Arrested for Wearing Dress,Bra and Panties; says ‘he has been Cursed’

Police in Lamu, Kenya have arrested a 35-year-old man who was found wearing female clothes at Bajuri area within Lamu island. The man identified as Mutahi Wahome was wearing a bubu and carrying a handbag when he was arrested on Saturday night, July 17. "He had on a pink dress, a bra and a panties under the bubu” an officer said. Asked why he was walking around at that time despite the curfew order, Wahome told police he had been working on a pair of wings as he tries to hone his flying skills. He said he intends to fly beyond earth to other planets once his project is successful. Wahome said he had a lot to offer the aviation industry in the country and that he was in the process of obtaining a flying permit to be allowed to fly freely around the country’s airspace. A...
Writer narrates how Unilag lecturers allegedly frustrated her because her project topic was about sexual harassment
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Writer narrates how Unilag lecturers allegedly frustrated her because her project topic was about sexual harassment

All  writer who had her  convocationyesterday, July 6, took to Instagram to claim that she was frustrated by Unilag lecturers because her project topic was on sexual harassment.   She explained that she experienced sexual harassment from a lecturer who then made her get a carryover in his course because she wouldn't give in to his demands.   For her final year project, she decided to do a project on the MeToo movement and sexual harassment.   She said this was after the BBC Sex For Grade exposé that saw a lecturer of the institution propositioning a prospective student for sex on camera.   She explained that because of her topic, her supervisor frustrated her. She said that she was also frus...
Patrick Vieira Appointed new Crystal Palace manager
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Patrick Vieira Appointed new Crystal Palace manager

  Patrick Vieira has been named Crystal Palace’s new manager on a three-year contract. The Premier League side wanted a new boss in charge ahead of Monday’s return to pre-season training. Talks continued throughout the week, even though an initial agreement was reached on Tuesday. Palace wanted to appoint a manager with Premier League experience, but with time running out and a number of players contemplating their contractual situations, the club decided to speed up the appointment. “I am really excited to have this opportunity to return to the Premier League, and manage this great football club, as we begin a new chapter together,” said Vieira. “It is a project that is really appealing to me, having spoken a lot with the Chairman and Sporting Director about the...
Ebonyi: Gov Umahi declares Wednesday public holiday
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Ebonyi: Gov Umahi declares Wednesday public holiday

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has declared today, Wednesday, June 23, as a public holiday in the State to mourn the state’s late Commissioner for Infrastructural Development, Mr Fidelis Nweze. Umahi made the declaration on Tuesday in Abakaliki while announcing the death of the commissioner from injuries sustained in a ghastly motor accident on June 19. The Governor directed that all offices and markets be shut in the State and declared a four-day mourning period to elapse on June 26. “All government officials in collaboration with the state branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) would organise prayer and fasting sessions all through the mourning period. “We have to pray for his family and the ring-road project which he was the chairman of its committee for ...
Filmmaker, Jeta Amata, raises alarm over the whereabouts of his ex-wife, Mbong
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Filmmaker, Jeta Amata, raises alarm over the whereabouts of his ex-wife, Mbong

Filmmaker, Jeta Amata, has raised alarm over the whereabouts of his ex-wife, Mbong. Jeta and Mbong went their separate ways in 2012 after 10 years of marriage and a daughter. They have remained friendly exes since then and have even embarked on a movie project together. This morning, Jeta via his Instagram page disclosed that Mbong has not been in contact with their daughter, Veno, who is worried about the whereabouts of her mum. He said no one seems to know anything about Mbong and that it is affecting his daughter. Jeta also replied the son of his older brother, Fred Amata, Oreva, who advised him to remove the post as he is against the film maker airing his laundry on social media.
President Buhari Storms Borno On Thursday For Official Visit
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President Buhari Storms Borno On Thursday For Official Visit

Governor Babagana Zulum has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday visit Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, for a one-day working visit. Naija News reports that the Borno governor disclosed this on Tuesday evening at the Government House in the state capital. During his visit, Zulum said that the President would be appraising the security situation in the northeast. According to him, the president would also inaugurate 4,000 houses which were part of the Federal Government’s housing project, as well as some local projects executed by the state government. “The President would commission the first phase of the 10,000 houses which he graciously approved and funded for the resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees.” According to the Go...
Buhari flags off Lagos-Ibadan rail service, calls feat milestone
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Buhari flags off Lagos-Ibadan rail service, calls feat milestone

President Buhari on Thursday inaugurated the commercial operations of Lagos-Ibadan railway at the Mobolaji Johnson Railway Station, Ebute Meta, Lagos. He described the feat ‘‘as another milestone in the drive of this Administration to revitalise the railway system and establish it as a choice mode of transportation for both passengers and freight.’’ The President pledged that his administration would continue to prioritise the railway system as a transportation backbone that can transform industrial and economic activities in the country. On the benefits of the Lagos-Ibadan corridor as well as other on-going railway projects across the country, President Buhari said: ‘‘This vital line establishes an end-to-end logistic supply chain in railway transport within its short corridor...
Nigeria moves to sell electricity to four West African countries
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Nigeria moves to sell electricity to four West African countries

Nigeria is in talks with four West African countries expected to buy unused electricity from it. The acting Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and Chairman, Executive Board of the West African Power Pool (WAPP), Engr. Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, stated this on Wednesday during the WAPP meeting on the Northcore project in Abuja. According to Daily Trust, about 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity is said to be unutilised daily across the Generation Companies (GenCos) in Nigeria and could be exported. “The power we will be selling is the power that is not needed in Nigeria. These generators that are going to supply power to this transmission line are going to generate that power specifically for this project. So it is unutilised power,” Abdulaziz said. He als...
Europa League final: Villarreal Players didn’t Prepare for Penalties – Unai Emery
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Europa League final: Villarreal Players didn’t Prepare for Penalties – Unai Emery

  Villarreal manager, Unai Emery, has claimed his players did not practice penalties’ shootout, before Wednesday night’s win over Manchester United in the Europa League final. Emery clinched his fourth UEFA Cup/Europa League triumph with the victory. The match was decided on spot kicks after the scoreline remained 1-1 after 120 minutes. Villarreal converted 11 kicks with precision before United goalkeeper David de Gea saw his effort saved. “This season, we have not worked on penalties in training but the players have been fabulous,” Emery said. “It’s amazing and wonderful that everyone has scored. It is a source of pride for Villarreal, the president, the project. “The secret is work. The players showed a great mentality throughout the competition and in the f...
LaLiga: Barcelona Squad not Good Enough – Koeman admits as Atletico win titl
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LaLiga: Barcelona Squad not Good Enough – Koeman admits as Atletico win titl

  Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has said the squad is in need of an overhaul. The Catalans finished third in LaLiga behind champions Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Captain Lionel Messi is yet to agree a new contract, but Koeman feels the club needs to support their superstar with quality additions. “When we arrived we took the template that was available. “[Sergino] Dest only came on the last day. For me this squad is not made to have the level that it demands and that we want for Barcelona. “There are older players with all due respect. And there are young players who have to gain more experience to be better. The project is not done, in one season you can not do everything,” Koeman said following the 1-0 win at Eibar on the final day.
Lampard Reveals Shock Job he Could take after Chelsea sack
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Lampard Reveals Shock Job he Could take after Chelsea sack

  Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has suggested he would not mind dropping back into the Championship for his next managerial role. Lampard is out of work since the Blues sacked him in January. The 42-year-old has now said he does not “have an ego” because he has managed a team in the Champions League and could make a return to the second tier. Lampard’s first managerial job was in the Championship with Derby County. He led the Rams to the play-off final in his only season there, before he returned to Chelsea as manager in 2019. “I’m not rushing into anything but if the opportunity arises and it’s the right one then I want to work again. “I love working in management more than I thought I would. “I would take a view on going into the Championship. If...
Girl, 4, Leaves People in Stitches with her Essay about her dad
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Girl, 4, Leaves People in Stitches with her Essay about her dad

  A man has shown the essay his 4-year-old daughter wrote about him in a project for her pre-school. In a funny clip uploaded on TikTok, the father, Zach @dadrealbad, displays his little girl's completed essay and it paints an interesting picture of his character and hobbies. n the TikTok video, the dad tells viewers: "Alright, so they did this 'All about my dad' thing at my daughter's pre-school... It says, 'What does your dad do for work?' and she wrote, 'I don't know but he eats." Further down in the hobbies section, her answer is: "My dad likes to eat dinner." The father then goes on to show a picture of the essay in which the girl hilariously claimed that her dad is just six years old. Asked what she likes to do with her father, she wrote: "I like to play wit...
I Will Stop Marrying and Fathering children the day death visits – Man with 151 Children and 16 Wives reveals
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I Will Stop Marrying and Fathering children the day death visits – Man with 151 Children and 16 Wives reveals

Misheck Nyandoro, a Johanne Marange Apostolic sect member with 151 children from 16 wives has revealed that he has no plan of stopping anytime soon. The polygamist from Mbire in Mashonaland Central of Zimbabwe, told The Herald that he is planning to take his 17th wife soon so that he can add to his 151 children. Nyandoro said ; “Mine is a project. This polygamy is a project that I have undertaken since 1983 and will end with my death. Whenever that day death visits, is when I will stop marrying and fathering children. “I am planning on taking in my 17th wife this winter and the formalities are already being worked on." He also described polygamy as a project which is now bearing fruit as he is constantly receiving money and goodies from his children and son-in-laws. Nyandoro...
UEFA Set to Hand Super League rebels two-year Champions League ban
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UEFA Set to Hand Super League rebels two-year Champions League ban

  UEFA is ready to take serious disciplinary action against clubs that signed up to the Super League and are yet to sufficiently distance themselves from the project, ESPN reports. This could result in the maximum punishment, which is a two-year ban from the Champions League or Europa League. In the last 10 days, UEFA has been talking with the 12 clubs, in a bid to agree a lesser sanction and a promise not to continue with the Super League. As of Wednesday, they had reached an understanding with seven clubs: Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. Inter Milan were close to an agreement as well, according to sources. The remaining four clubs – Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona and AC Milan – have so fa...
Lagos Begins Installation of 2,000 CCTV Cameras
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Lagos Begins Installation of 2,000 CCTV Cameras

Lagos State Government says it has commenced the installation of 2,000 Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras across the state. The state Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hakeem Popoola Fahm, disclosed this at a ministerial press briefing on Tuesday, May 4, to commemorate the second year in office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration. Fahm said the number of CCTV cameras installed is increasing day by day, but, already, 100 CCTV cameras had been installed in Ikeja metropolis.  The Commissioner added that upon completion, the project would advance Lagos state economy by becoming a 24-hour driven commercial centre, which would allow companies to operate in a safe, secure and smart environment that would create more jobs and increase Gross Domestic Product of ...
Mourinho Reveals who Convinced him to Join Roma
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Mourinho Reveals who Convinced him to Join Roma

New AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has revealed who convinced him to join the Italian Serie A club. Mourinho said the incredible passion of Roma fans convinced him to accept the job. The Portuguese agreed to a three-year contract with Roma on Tuesday. He will remain at Roma until the 2024 season. The 58-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur coach will assume the position ahead of the 2021-22 season. Speaking after signing the contract, Mourinho told the club’s website, “Thank you to the Friedkin family for choosing me to lead this great club and to be part of their vision. “It’s the same ambition and drive that has always motivated me and together, we want to build a winning project over the upcoming years. “The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to acce...
Champions League: UEFA Names Four big Clubs that Could be Banned
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Champions League: UEFA Names Four big Clubs that Could be Banned

  UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, has threatened to ban the Spanish and Italian teams still adamant about the European Super League from the Champions League. Although plans for the Super League fell apart this week, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and AC Milan have still not left the project. “It’s crystal clear that the clubs will have to decide if they are Super League or they are a European club,” Ceferin said in a telephone interview with the AP. “If they say we are a Super League, then they don’t play Champions League, of course … and if they are ready to do that, they can play in their own competition.” Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who was to chair the Super League, continues to defy Ceferin by vowing to keep working on reviving the Super Leag...
‘It Would have been a Historic Error not to Join Super League’ – Barcelona FC says in Defiant Statement
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‘It Would have been a Historic Error not to Join Super League’ – Barcelona FC says in Defiant Statement

Spanish football giants, Barcelona have issued their response to the intense public criticism aimed at the breakaway European Super League, insisting they would have been making a "historic error" by not signing up to the Super League, and that an "in-depth analysis" is now required to reshape the project. Barca were one of the 12 founding clubs to initially sign up to the European Super League, which has fallen apart over the last few days amid fierce protests from fans and high profile figures in the sports world. Eight teams including the premier league's top six, have already officially withdrawn from the super league, however, Barca have said that they remain committed to the project, but admitted the public reaction must be taken into account with regards to how the initiat...
Power star, Rotimi shows off a magnificent rented home where his fiancee, 16 of his best friends, and family members will be spending 6 days with him to celebrate his album
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Power star, Rotimi shows off a magnificent rented home where his fiancee, 16 of his best friends, and family members will be spending 6 days with him to celebrate his album

Nigerian-American actor/singer, Rotimi has finished recording his album and wants to celebrate the project in a very special way. The Power star took to Instagram to show off a magnificent home he rented in the US and revealed that his fiancee, Vanessa Mdee, 16 of his best friends, and family members will all be spending 5-6 days with him to celebrate the completion of his new album. Watch video of his home below.
No Club has Left Yet – Super League Chairman, Perez insists
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No Club has Left Yet – Super League Chairman, Perez insists

Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has insisted that no team has left the European Super League yet. In an interview with El Larguero, Perez made it clear that anyone who thinks the project is dead is “completely wrong”. Perez, who is also the president of the Super League, was speaking 24 hours after the controversial breakaway project collapsed. According to him, the 12 founding members have not left yet as they all signed a legally “binding contract”. He said: “I am a bit sad, disappointed. We have been working three years on this project, on fighting the current financial situation in Spanish football. It is easy to understand – you cannot touch La Liga, so you look for more money midweek. “The leagues are sacred. What we can change is the midweek games. The Ch...
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin Warns that Players Involved in the European Super League Could be Banned from Playing Champions league & the World Cup
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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin Warns that Players Involved in the European Super League Could be Banned from Playing Champions league & the World Cup

UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin has stated that clubs and players involved in the proposed breakaway European Super League could be banned 'as soon as possible' from all of its competitions and the World Cup. Addressing an emergency meeting on Monday, April 19, after 12 of Europe's top clubs announced the European super league the European Super League, Ceferin launched a scathing attack on the plan, which could change the game of football forever. Ceferin has now refused to rule out that players could be banned from the Euros. When asked about when the ban would begin, he said: 'I do not know when.' 'We're still assessing with our legal team but we will take all the sanctions that we can and we will inform you as soon we can,' he said. 'My opinion is that as soon as pos...
Lagos Council Chairman Impeached
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Lagos Council Chairman Impeached

The Chairman of Onigbongbo local council development area (LCDA),Oladotun Olakanle has been impeached over alleged financial misappropriation. Olakanle was impeached on Tuesday March 30, after majority leader of the legislative arm of the LCDA, Kayode Opayemi moved a motion for impeachment. The motion was supported by Adebayo Daudu, the chief whip. He was accused of gross financial misappropriation, false proclamation of project never done by the LCDA with the intention of defrauding the LCDA of millions of naira among others. The most ranked political office holder in the LCDA has been directed to take up responsibilities related to the office of chairman.
Port Harcourt Refinery Will Work in 18 Months – Minister of state for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva
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Port Harcourt Refinery Will Work in 18 Months – Minister of state for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva

Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva has given an assurance of the Port Harcourt Refinery being functional in 18 months. Sylva said this in an interview on Channels Television, in reaction to controversy that trailed the approval of $1.5 billion for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt Refinery (an amount which many had described as too much for the project). The Minister who insisted that the rehabilitation exercise is not a waste of funds, added that there are plans to also fix the Warri Refinery and Kaduna Refinery. He said; “Port Harcourt Refinery will work, and certainly within the next 18 months. “There are plans to also fix the Warri Refinery and Kaduna Refinery and then we would get all those staff to work." Sylva  debunked insinuations that the rehab...
I’ll Continue my Job Calmly – Pirlo Plays Down Sack Calls after Juve Loss
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I’ll Continue my Job Calmly – Pirlo Plays Down Sack Calls after Juve Loss

  Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo has responded to the speculations that he might be sacked after a disappointing Champions League result on Tuesday night. The call for Pirlo’s sack grew in Italy on Tuesday after Juventus failed to take advantage of Porto being reduced to 10 men in the early minutes of the second half of the game. Porto had Mehdi Taremi sent off in the 54th minute after a second yellow card for kicking the ball away in frustration. Porto made it to the quarter-finals after a dramatic match that went to extra time. The Portuguese side opened scoring after 19 minutes with Sergio Oliveira firing in from the spot. Federico Chiesa equalised for the home side 4 minutes into the second half with a curling shot from a tight angle down the left flank. The ...
Buhari Launches Eastern Rail Rehabilitation Project
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Buhari Launches Eastern Rail Rehabilitation Project

All is now set for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Eastern railway rehabilitation project by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Eastern corridor is a narrow-gauge rail track stretching from Port-Harcourt through the South-East, North Central and North-East, terminating in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi recently disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the extension of the corridor to Abakiliki and Awka, capitals of Ebonyi and Anambra states respectively. With a total of 61 stations and passing loops, the project has a contract timeline of 36 months. The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, is handling the project.
Ambode Left Agege-Pen Cinema Bridge At 20% Completion – Sanwo-Olu
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Ambode Left Agege-Pen Cinema Bridge At 20% Completion – Sanwo-Olu

In line with our Strategic Transport Master Plan, I commissioned the 1.4km dual carriage Pen Cinema Flyover Bridge and Ramp with 5 adjoining network of roads today. It was great to stand before Lagosians to celebrate the delivery of this landmark project, which reflects our administration’s belief in the principle of continuity in governance. When our administration was inaugurated, this project was at about 20% completion stage. With the delivery of this bridge, which is complemented with traffic signalisation and drainage channels, we have resolved the perennial traffic arising from huge human and vehicular movement from Agege-Pen Cinema Intersection towards Abule Egba, Fagba, Oke Koto and Iyana Ipaja.
Signing Cristiano Ronaldo Was a Mistake by Juventus – Cassano
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Signing Cristiano Ronaldo Was a Mistake by Juventus – Cassano

  Former Italy international, Antonio Cassano has said Juventus made a mistake by signing Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo joined Juventus in 2018 with the aim of helping the Serie A champions to win the Champions League. The Portuguese superstar has, however, ended up winning the league title back to back while the dream of Champions League glory in Italy remains unfulfilled. And Cassano feels Juve erred in signing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner from Real Madrid. “Juventus signed him to win the Champions League, but they’ve done worse with him than they’ve done before,” Cassano said to Corriere dello Sport. “They would have won the Scudetto [Serie A title] without him. It was the wrong project. “He’ll keep scoring goals because he knows how to do that no matter w...
Oyo Risks Losing ₦76 Billion World Bank Funded Project To Another State
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Oyo Risks Losing ₦76 Billion World Bank Funded Project To Another State

The World Bank has queried the Oyo State government on the proposed award of contract for the construction of the ‘Second Pool of Long Term Investment for Flood Control’ project to companies allegedly linked to the state governor, Seyi Makinde, and other top government officials. The state government, through the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP) headed by one Dayo Ayorinde, had lobbied the bank to undermine its procurement strategy and award the project to companies linked to Makinde and his cronies over N12 billion above the lowest bidders in the four lots. SaharaReporters gathered that government officials' role in the corrupt contract award poses significant hidden risks for the release of $200 million (N76 billion) financing agreement by the World Bank. Insi...
Lawmaker Reveals How Civil Servants Allocate N1.2M To Inspect N40M Project
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Lawmaker Reveals How Civil Servants Allocate N1.2M To Inspect N40M Project

A member of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Adefisoye, has revealed how civil servants are inflating amounts for nominated constituency projects. Adefisoye, also known as Small Alhaji in a tweet on Monday disclosed details of a N40m project he nominated. According to him, the bill of quantities reveals some details about the project, and he vowed to take on the matter. He reveals that N1.5million was allocated for inspection and N400,000 for fueling of operational vehicles. Also, N700,000 to be spent on procuring generator to power the project after completion. Adefisoye who is a first timer in the House disclosed that N2m is set aside for contingency fee. “While going through the BOQ of a nominated project that is only worth N40m, one will nearly cry for Nigeria. Sadly, ...
Otunba Subomi Balogun officially Hand over Otunba Tunwase National Paediatrics Centre to UI and UCH
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Otunba Subomi Balogun officially Hand over Otunba Tunwase National Paediatrics Centre to UI and UCH

The Founder of FCMB Group and notable philanthropist, Otunba Olasubomi Balogun (CON), has formally handed over his Otunba Tunwase National Paediatrics Centre (OTNPC), located at Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, to the management of the University of Ibadan and the University College Hospital (UCH). The gesture is part of his conscious efforts towards ensuring that Nigerians, especially children, have access to world class healthcare facilities and specialised treatment services. The cost of the hospital is estimated at over N5 billion. The transfer of the hospital to UI and UCH was preceded by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which clearly states how the Centre is to be managed by the parties, on October 1, 2020 in Lagos. The formal hand over ceremony, which took place on Januar...
Senate Tackles Lai Mohammed Over N250m Project
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Senate Tackles Lai Mohammed Over N250m Project

The Senate on Tuesday tackled the Minister of information, Lai Mohammed, over a controversial project fully funded by the Ministry of Finance for execution by his Ministry in the 2020 fiscal year. The project was tagged ERPG 10145116, and was listed as ‘completion of NTA Gashua sub-station ongoing’. The project had its allocation of N250m fully released to the Ministry. The Minister led other top officials of his Ministry to the Senate on Tuesday o defend their 2021 budget estimates. Chairman, Senate Committee on information, Abdullahi Sankara, maintained that the Minister has a lot of explanations to make over the project. He said that it was 100 per cent release of funds without any work commensurate to the full releases done on sight. The controversy over the proje...
Bartomeu Blames Neymar For Destorying Barcelona And His Project
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Bartomeu Blames Neymar For Destorying Barcelona And His Project

Josep Maria Bartomeu slams Neymar for destroying Barcelona and his project as the winger shockingly decided to leave for Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. Josep Maria Bartomeu has expressed his dissent towards Neymar whom he holds responsible for the downfall of Barcelona and the project that was in place. The 57-year-old had resigned from his post a few days ago after months of turmoil at the club. Bartomeu has been involved in several controversies at the club and the fans had enough this season which saw a vote of no confidence being passed against him. Shortly the former president and his board stepped down from their respective decisions. However, Bartomeu believes that his project’s downfall was due to Neymar’s actions. From a neutral point of view, it could be possible. In t...
Sanwo-Olu To Flag Off 18.74km Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway Project
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Sanwo-Olu To Flag Off 18.74km Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway Project

A new motoring experience is on the way on the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway with the Lagos State Government’s plan to rebuild the major road. The flag-off of the reconstruction and upgrade of the important road is Sunday, November 1, 2020. Speaking during an inspection of the road earlier today, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engineer Aramide Adeyoye, said that despite the economic recession, dwindling financial resources occasioned by the COVID 19 pandemic and the most recent unwarranted violence unleashed on government infrastructure, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu remains focused on promoting economic prosperity through the provision of sustainable road infrastructure throughout the State. Mrs. Adeyoye said Governor Sanwo-Olu will fla...
Woman kick-starts a campaign to photograph 500 women’s private parts to prove they are beautiful
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Woman kick-starts a campaign to photograph 500 women’s private parts to prove they are beautiful

An Australian woman who nearly had labiaplasty surgery on her Vagina after her former partner made her feel insecure, has started a campaign to photograph 500 women's private parts to prove they are beautiful.   Ellie Eggwick, from Queensland's Sunshine Coast, said she felt so bad about her vagina that she had to inquire about labiaplasty. But after she met a doctor who advised her to do some research, she discovered she was perfectly normal.   After the discovery, she was inspired to photograph more than 500 vaginas for a coffee table book  to prove that all vaginas are beautiful   'Something that is said in the bedroom with someone you are being affectionate with can affect you for the rest of your life,' she told Sunshine Coast Daily.   'I...

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