Friday, June 25

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Attack on schools: NSCDC boss orders Commandants to set up female squad in 36 states and FCT
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Attack on schools: NSCDC boss orders Commandants to set up female squad in 36 states and FCT

The Commandant-General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Dr Ahmed Audi has ordered the State Commandants of the corps to immediately set up the female squad in all the 36 State Commands and the Federal Capital Territory Briefing Corps personnel at the National Headquarters, Abuja on Wednesday, June 23, Audi said following the spate of attacks and kidnapping of students in schools from different parts of the country, the Corps has conducted a vulnerability survey of all schools in the country according to the six geopolitical zones, states, senatorial districts and local governments. He maintained that the Corps is saddled with some very serious mandates and that, protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure alone amount to even greater responsibilit...
NDLEA: Buba Marwa Promotes 3506 Officers To Next Rank
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NDLEA: Buba Marwa Promotes 3506 Officers To Next Rank

The Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has approved the immediate promotion of 3,506 officers. Naija News reports that the promotion follows a report by the harmonization committee set up by Gen. Marwa soon after assuming leadership of the agency in January. The committee was set up to address the issues of low morale and stagnation in the career path of personnel. After due consideration of the recommendations by the committee, the NDLEA Chief Executive approved the immediate promotion of 2,910 officers between the rank of Narcotic Assistant I and Superintendent of Narcotics while 596 others between Chief Superintendent of Narcotics and Assistant Commander General of Narcotics were recommended to the Board of the...
Buffon makes sensational Parma return after leaving Juventus
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Buffon makes sensational Parma return after leaving Juventus

Still going strong at 43 years old, the World Cup winner now turns his attention to gaining promotion back to Serie A Gianluigi Buffon has been announced as a Parma player once again, 20 years after having left the club to join Juventus. Widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, the 43-year-old is still not ready to hang up his gloves and will play the 2021-22 season in Serie B. Buffon has signed a two-year deal with his old club, but has a clause in his contract that could see him leave after just one season if he so chooses.
Arsenal Misses out on Emiliano Buendia as Aston Villa agree club-record transfer fee of £40m for the Argentine Midfielder
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Arsenal Misses out on Emiliano Buendia as Aston Villa agree club-record transfer fee of £40m for the Argentine Midfielder

Aston Villa have announced they have reached a £40million agreement to sign Norwich star Emiliano Buendia, handing Arsenal a huge transfer blow after they also showed interest to also sign him. The 24-year-old midfielder is currently on international duty with Argentina and is set to have his medical before completing his move to Villa on Tuesday after a World Cup qualifying game against Colombia. Villa confirmed the agreement on Monday morning, adding the transfer for Buendia will be completed after Argentina play Colombia on Tuesday evening. The fee Villa will pay could rise to nearly £40m with bonus add-ons. Buendia was named Championship player of the season for 2020-21 following Norwich's promotion to Premier League. He scored 15 goals and registered 17 assist...
Oliseh Reveals Country he wants to take his Next job
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Oliseh Reveals Country he wants to take his Next job

  Former Super Eagles head coach, Sunday Oliseh, has said he wants to revive his managerial career in Belgium, because of his family. Oliseh last managed a team three years, when he was in charge of Fortuna Sittard in the Dutch second-tier. He led them to promotion to the Eredivisie in the 2017/2018 season, but did not finish the campaign with the team. Oliseh was suspended by Fortuna Sittard on February 14, 2018. After the long absence, Oliseh has now told BBC Sport Africa: “The desire to work in Belgium is a personal one because I would love to be close to my family. “Being around my family is a top priority, but professionally if something does come up abroad it would be something that I would consider. “A consideration with a club abroad that permits for conve...
Mikel Obi Signs new deal with Stoke City
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Mikel Obi Signs new deal with Stoke City

  Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has penned a new contract with Stoke City. The midfielder is now tied to the English Championship side for another year. An official statement from the club read, “Contract extensions have been activated to retain the services of defender James Chester and midfielder John Obi Mikel.” Mikel Obi, two others need rest – Michael O’Neill Mikel Obi left Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor early in 2020 and signed a short-term deal with Stoke. The Potters failed to make the Championship playoffs following their mid-table finish, but the club was impressed with Mikel Obi and have decided to keep him on. The Nigerian featured in 41 of Stoke’s 46 league matches and was one of manager Michael O’Neill’s first names on the team...
Ghana & Swansea City star Andre Ayew revels in possible Premier League promotion joy
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Ghana & Swansea City star Andre Ayew revels in possible Premier League promotion joy

The 31-year-old looks ahead to Saturday’s play-off semi-final second leg fixture at Liberty Stadium Swansea City attacker Andre Ayew is of the opinion promotion to the Premier League will rank among his career highlights. Relegated from the elite division in 2018, the Jack Army are on course for a return as they are set to face Barnsley in a promotion play-off second leg fixture on Saturday with an away advantage. In the first leg earlier this week, Swansea secured a 1-0 triumph at Oakwell, courtesy of a strike from the Ghanaian.  
Footballer, John Obi Mikel Becomes Stoke City’s Top Ball-winner for 2020-2021 Season
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Footballer, John Obi Mikel Becomes Stoke City’s Top Ball-winner for 2020-2021 Season

Nigerian footballer, John Obi Mikel is the 2020-2021 top ball winner for Stoke City. Mikel was one of the players behind Stoke City equaling their club record for clean sheets in a single-season. The club ended the campaign with twenty-one clean sheets, level with the record set by the Stoke City side that won promotion from this division in 1979, with Mikel involved in fifteen of those games this season. Ball recoveries is the ability to win the ball back for your team where neither team has possession or where the ball has been played directly to a player by an opponent and according to Stoke City Stat Zone, Mikel recorded the highest number of recoveries out of the entire Stoke City squad over the course of the season. Mikel is Stoke City's standout player in that catego...
Man Utd Women’s Manager Resigns
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Man Utd Women’s Manager Resigns

  Casey Stoney has stepped down as Manchester United women’s manager. The 38-year-old took charge when the team was reformed in 2018. Stoney led United to promotion in their first season and has secured top four finishes in the last two seasons. “It has been an honour to lead the women’s team at this great club and this has been an incredibly tough decision. She added: “I now feel the time is right to take some time away and for someone else to come in and lead the team on the next stage of its journey.” Stoney is already attracting attention from clubs in the NWSL. She was also linked with the Team GB post, but Hege Riise has taken the role.
‘I was in Paris waiting’ – Taarabt on failed PSG move, leaving Milan and settling at Benfica
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‘I was in Paris waiting’ – Taarabt on failed PSG move, leaving Milan and settling at Benfica

The Moroccan winger has revealed how close he came to linking up with the French champions at the height of his career Adel Taarabt has opened up on his failed move to Paris Saint-Germain, while also discussing his AC Milan departure and the reasons why he has finally settled at Benfica. Taarabt has played for seven different clubs in four different countries over the course of his 15-year career, including Tottenham and Queens Park Rangers in England. The Moroccan, who now plies his trade in Portugal with Benfica, has revealed that he also came close to joining PSG after helping QPR gain promotion to the Premier League in 2011, only for the deal to fall through at the last minute.
End SARS: Fayemi receives panel’s report, sets up Citizens Complaints Centre
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End SARS: Fayemi receives panel’s report, sets up Citizens Complaints Centre

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi on Friday, received the final report from the State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into allegation of Human Rights Violation Against Police Officers including Officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other Persons with an assurance that his government would implement the decisions of the panel to the letter. This came barely two months after the government paid compensation to the first batch of 24 victims as recommended by the panel. The governor, while receiving the report from the Chairman of the Panel, Justice C.I. Akintayo at the conference hall of the Governor’s office, Ado – Ekiti, noted that the outcome of the report was an opportunity for the government to further strengthen its intervention in the promotion and protection of human...
“I Won’t Apologize” Businessman who Organized Naked Models Stunt on Skyscraper Balcony in Dubai Speaks
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“I Won’t Apologize” Businessman who Organized Naked Models Stunt on Skyscraper Balcony in Dubai Speaks

    The businessman who masterminded the naked women stunt in a skyscraper balcony in broad daylight has said he doesn't want to apologize for his action. Weeks ago, naked women were pictured posing on a balcony in conservative Dubai. This caused outrage and the authorities got involved. It led to arrests of the women for "public debauchery. Another snap from the Dubai apartment that day showed a balding, bespectacled, middle-aged man playing piano surrounded by 21 stark-naked women. Speaking to The Sun, US businessman Vitaliy Grechin, 41, who is the mystery man in the photo with the women, said he masterminded the stunt that shocked and titillated the world. Vitaliy, who is wealthy, picked up the tab for the $13,500 (£9,700) all-expenses-paid trip fo...
Handball Premier League To Commence October 8
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Handball Premier League To Commence October 8

The Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) has announced that the kick-off date and venue of the fourth edition of the Premier League. A statement by the Federation noted that the event would commence on October 8 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, the nation’s capital. It added that the National Under 12/15 Handball Championship would take place from August 20 to 29 in Sokoto State. The Federation also announced that the National Division One League would take place from July 9 to 17 2021 in Benin City, Edo State. The National Division One League is the platform where teams compete to gain promotion to the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League. According to the statement, the teams who were relegated in the 2020 Handball Premier League are not eligible to p...
Swansea Secure Championship Play-off Place
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Swansea Secure Championship Play-off Place

Swansea secured a Championship play-off place on Sunday with a hard-earned 2-2 draw at Reading, whose own top-six aspirations were ended by the result. The Welsh side join Brentford, Bournemouth and Barnsley in the end-of-season shoot-out in the English second tier. Norwich and Watford have already secured automatic promotion to the Premier League after both were relegated last year. Swansea dominated much of the first half but fell behind against the run of play when Yakou Meite nodded home in the 31st minute. Opportunist second-half efforts from Jamal Lowe and top-scorer Andre Ayew gave Swansea the lead, with Tomas Esteves’ late equaliser for Reading proving irrelevant. Ayew said he was delighted to reach the play-offs as Swansea target a return to the Premier League f...
Bundesliga 2: Collins Helps Paderborn Claim Home Win, Keep Promotion Hopes Alive 
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Bundesliga 2: Collins Helps Paderborn Claim Home Win, Keep Promotion Hopes Alive 

Jamilu Collins was in action for 90 minutes and helped Paderborn to a 2-1 comeback win against visiting Fortuna Duesseldorf, in Saturday’s Bundesliga 2 (second division) fixture, Rushhoursport.com reports. The win means Paderborn, who have three games left to play in the league, are now in ninth place on 43 points, seven points away from third position which is the promotion play-off spot. Rouwen Hennings put Duesseldorf 1-0 ahead in the 64th minute before Kai Proeger equalised for Paderborn on 71 minutes. And just two minutes after the equaliser, Paderborn got the winner through Dennis Srbeny. Paderborn are now unbeaten in their last four games (two wins and two draws).
Norwich City boss Daniel Farke dedicates Championship promotion to fans
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Norwich City boss Daniel Farke dedicates Championship promotion to fans

Norwich boss Daniel Farke says he hopes his side were able to bring fans "some joy, fun and distraction" after sealing their return to the Premier League. Brentford and Swansea's failure to win meant the Canaries were promoted before their 3-1 home defeat by Bournemouth. After the match, Farke spared a thought for supporters who have been unable to go to games because of coronavirus. "We dedicate this to our fans because it's been such a difficult season for them and their private lives," he said. He told BBC Radio Norfolk: "During this pandemic many of them are fearing for their future, the financial impact, fearing for their job sometimes or their health, family members and friends. "It's a tough time and we hope we were able to bring them some joy, fun and some distra...
Why I’ll always be grateful to Harry Redknapp – Yakubu Aiyegbeni
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Why I’ll always be grateful to Harry Redknapp – Yakubu Aiyegbeni

Former Everton striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has disclosed he will always be grateful to former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Harry Redknapp, for believing in him and allowing him to play. Redknapp signed Aiyegbeni from Israeli club Maccabi Haifa to then Championship side Portsmouth in January 2003. Aiyegbeni eventually led Portsmouth to promotion to the English Premier League, EPL. The former Nigerian international went on to become a prolific striker, scoring 95 EPL goals while starring for the likes of Everton, Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough under different managers. “I will always be grateful to Harry Redknapp for giving me the opportunity to play,” Aiyegbeni told Planet Football. “He always believed in me. He always motivated me, and his man-management was unbelievabl...
Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Indefinite Strike Over new Salary Scheme
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Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Indefinite Strike Over new Salary Scheme

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has declared an indefinite strike action today April 6 to press home their demand for the implementation of a new salary scheme for polytechnic lecturers. According to the union, the industrial action kicks off today, Tuesday, April 6th. Making the declaration in Abuja after an unsuccessful meeting with the Federal government, the National President of ASUP, Anderson Ezeibe, said asides from the new salary scheme, the union is also demanding payment of salaries and promotion allowances owed lecturers by some state governments. Ezeibe added that the union will be open for dialogue with the Federal Government to resolve the issues raised.
Ex-Chelsea Captain, John Terry Set to Become Manager of Premier League Club
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Ex-Chelsea Captain, John Terry Set to Become Manager of Premier League Club

Former Chelsea captain, John Terry, has emerged as a leading contender for the Sheffield United manager’s job, the UK Mirror reports. The Blades want to appoint a high-profile name, after parting company with Chris Wilder in March. And Terry, who has made no secret of his desire to move into management, is on their radar. The 40-year-old joined Dean Smith’s backroom team at Aston Villa in October 2018. He helped them win promotion from the Championship that season via the play-offs. The experience Terry has gained appeals to Sheffield United’s bigwigs, who want to push for an immediate return to the Premier League next season, with the club on the brink of relegation this year.
“You Cannot Take Someone’s Voice away” Idris Elba Backs Meghan Markle
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“You Cannot Take Someone’s Voice away” Idris Elba Backs Meghan Markle

Idris Elba is standing by Meghan Markle for "speaking out" after she claimed she'd been "silenced" by the Royal family. Elba, 48, was a guest at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding and also DJ'd at their reception too. During a promotion for his new film - Concrete Cowboy which will be unleashed by Netflix - Idris was asked his view of Meghan speaking out during her interview with Oprah Winfrey. Entertainment Tonight asked Idris: "We have seen in real life your friend Meghan Markle telling her story of the black experience – what do you think about her courage, just stepping out and saying 'I need to speak my truth'?" Elba made it clear in his response that he felt Meghan had been backed into a corner and was given no other option but to speak out. He said...
Ortom Congratulates JM Liberty Football Team on Promotion to National League
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Ortom Congratulates JM Liberty Football Team on Promotion to National League

  Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has congratulated the management and players of the JM Liberty Football Team on their promotion to the Nigerian National League, NNL, also known as the professional league. The Governor gave the commendation during a courtesy call on him by the Chairman JM Liberty Football Team, Mr. Jeremiah Avungu, and the Chairman Benue State Football Association, Mrs Margaret Icheen. He expressed delight over the team’s capacity to emerge victorious in a competition involving 13 teams from various states of the North, hosted in Jos, Plateau State and for being the only team to be promoted in the North Central zone. Governor Ortom who encouraged the players to remain committed and aim for national and international teams, also charged the counci...
Mason Mount is Chelsea’s Next Captain – Joe Cole
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Mason Mount is Chelsea’s Next Captain – Joe Cole

  Former Chelsea forward, Joe Cole, has identified midfielder, Mason Mount, as next captain of the club. Mount has been very outstanding for Chelsea since gaining promotion from the youth team. He helped Chelsea record the 1-1 draw with Southampton on Saturday after winning and scoring a penalty at St Mary’s. And Cole, a former England International said Mount will grow to become Chelsea’s skipper. “He’s a great player,” Cole said BT Sport. “He’s a leader in the dressing room and I think he will go on to be a Chelsea captain. “He has great feet and he drove Chelsea on and there is a reason Tuchel has taken to him straightaway and that is because of his personality and because of his quality. “He has a massive future, but forget the future, he is the present...
Former Barcelona Midfielder, Martí Vergés Dies at 86
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Former Barcelona Midfielder, Martí Vergés Dies at 86

Barcelona made the announcement in a statement on its website on Wednesday, following their Champions League round of 16 first leg 4-1 defeat against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night. The statement read in part, “The former FC Barcelona player from the 1950s and 1960s dies aged 86. “Martí Vergés Massa, one of the great FC Barcelona players of the 1950s and 1960s, has died at the age of 86. “Born in Vidreres (Girona) on March 8, 1934, Vergés was a skilful, effective attacking midfielder. His partnerships with Enric Gensana and Juanito Segarra enjoyed tremendous success at Barça.” Vergés joined Barcelona at the Under-19 level and was part of the side which won the first Copa de España for the age group, beating SD Sueca 5-1 in the final. He also played for Barcelona’s ...
Ayew and Swansea scale over Ladapo’s strike for Rotherham United in Championship
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Ayew and Swansea scale over Ladapo’s strike for Rotherham United in Championship

The Ghanaian and the Jack Army added three more points to their tally despite a goal from the player of Nigerian descent on Saturday Andre Ayew and Swansea City boosted their Premier League quests with a 3-1 Championship win over Rotherham United whose consolation came from Nigerian forward Freddie Ladapo. The three points see the Jack Army hold second position on the league table, an automatic promotion spot, while the matchday opponents take place in the relegation zone. Ayew, yellow carded in the ninth minute, saw 90 minutes of action, continuing his ever-presence in the Swansea set-up while England-born Ladapo came on at half-time for Rotherham. It was the Ghanaian's 25th league outing of the season, having started in all but one of the games and registered eight goals. &nb...
Police Promote Nine CPS To AIG And 20,365 Others
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Police Promote Nine CPS To AIG And 20,365 Others

The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of nine Commissioners of Police to Assistant Inspector-General of Police. It also elevated nine Deputy CPs to CP and 20,356 officers who were promoted to their next ranks. This was contained in a statement on Thursday by the PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, titled, ‘PSC promotes 20,356, nine CPs to AIG and nine DCPs to CP.’ The promotion was one of the decisions of the 11th plenary meeting of the commission held in Abuja on Wednesday, and presided over by its Chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector- General of Police. The new AIGs are: Aminu Pai, former Commissioner of Police Kwara and Bayelsa States Command, former Force Quarter Master General and currently the Executive Secretary, Police Multi-purpose Cooperative Soci...
Osinbajo Hailed On Promotion Of Tech Opportunities For Youths
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Osinbajo Hailed On Promotion Of Tech Opportunities For Youths

Nigerians have commended Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on his contributions to the promotion of tech opportunities for the Nigerian youth. The global technology giants – Google Inc., HUAWEI, and top social networking companies, Facebook, Microsoft Corporation, had disclosed plans to partner with the Federal Government for the benefit of the Nigerian people, especially young people. Vice President Osinbajo, who embraced the initiative had noted in a virtual meeting with Microsoft Corporation team led by its President, Brad Smith that the company’s interest in supporting the efforts of the Federal Government is a welcome development and could be leveraged to address issues affecting the youths especially in engaging them productively. Earlier before their latest meeting, VP Osinbajo,...
Police Pad December 2020 Promotion List With Strange Names – Sahara Reporters
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Police Pad December 2020 Promotion List With Strange Names – Sahara Reporters

SaharaReporters obtained padded names added to the list of the recently promoted Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners of Police while the 17 excluded ACPs, who were last promoted in 2016 were sidelined for no reason. The Nigeria Police Force and the Police Service Commission promotion list has been padded with strange names who did not take the mandatory Promotion Examination nor go through any assessment using the Annual Performance Evaluation Report (APER), while 17 qualified senior officers were excluded. SaharaReporters obtained padded names added to the list of the recently promoted Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners of Police while the 17 excluded ACPs, who were last promoted in 2016 were sidelined for no reason. The Police Ins...
Andre Ayew: In-form Ghana ace wants to do more than just score goals for Swansea City
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Andre Ayew: In-form Ghana ace wants to do more than just score goals for Swansea City

The 30-year-old wants to have more of an impact on the Jack Army's push for elite division football Swansea City talisman Andre Ayew believes his influence on the team must go beyond simply finding the back of the net as the club continues their chase for Premier League promotion. The Ghana attacker has become a key element in the Jack Army's quest, having become the most trusted source of goals at Liberty Stadium. Last season, he netted 16 times in 46 Championship outings to finish the term as his team's top scorer and most outstanding player. This campaign, he continued just where he left off as he currently stands as the club's top scorer, with six goals in 14 appearances.
Osun State Approves New Minimum Wage, Lifts Embargo On Promotion
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Osun State Approves New Minimum Wage, Lifts Embargo On Promotion

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has approved the implementation of N30 , 000 minimum wage for workers in Osun State . He said that the implementation takes effect from November 1 . The governor made this known in a series of tweets on Friday, adding that the embargo on promotions and conversions has also been lifted with immediate effect . He said , “ I ’ m delighted to announce that the implementation of the new minimum wage for Osun workers will commence on November 1 , 2020 . “ This follows the perusal of the recommendations of Government/Labour Committee that we set up to work out the modalities for resolving all workers ’ welfare- related issues . “ Additionally , we ’ ve lifted the ban on Annual Salary Increment which was done in 2012 . Embargo on promotions ...
‘Trent, Neco and Curtis can do my job for me’ – Liverpool U18s coach Bridge-Wilkinson excited to work with next generation
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‘Trent, Neco and Curtis can do my job for me’ – Liverpool U18s coach Bridge-Wilkinson excited to work with next generation

The Reds youngsters get their campaign underway against fierce rivals Manchester United this weekend and have a squad packed with talent Marc Bridge-Wilkinson has waited a long time for this. “Too long!” laughs Liverpool’s new under-18s coach, as he looks ahead to the first game of the new season. Some game, too. To start the campaign, the Reds travel to face fierce rivals Manchester United at Carrington. A baptism of fire for Bridge-Wilkinson, who has stepped up from the U16s following Barry Lewtas’ promotion to U23s manager over the summer.
Diangana: West Ham captain Noble ‘angry’ after DR Congo-born winger joined West Brom permanently
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Diangana: West Ham captain Noble ‘angry’ after DR Congo-born winger joined West Brom permanently

The DR-Congo born star completed a permanent switch to the Hawthorns after playing a crucial role in their promotion to the Premier League this season West Ham United captain Mark Noble has expressed his anger after Gary Diangana left the club to join newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion on a five-year contract. Friday's move brought an end to Diangana's 10-year stay in London having joined West Ham Academy at the age of 12. The 22-year-old joined West Brom on a season-long loan last summer after struggling to break into the Hammers' first-team, and he made a commanding statement with his return of eight goals in 30 Championship outings as Slaven Bilic's side returned to the English top-flight for the 2020-21 campaign.
FCT Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike Over Promotion & Nonpayment Of Allowances
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FCT Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike Over Promotion & Nonpayment Of Allowances

The Association of Resident Doctors, federal capital territory administration (ARD-FCTA) have declared an indefinite strike which will take off from Tuesday September 1. The group which conveyed announcement of their indefinite strike in a communiqué signed by Roland Aigbovo and Mustapha Ibrahim, chairman and general secretary of the association, said they took the decision amid the Coronavirus pandemic due to non-implementation of the variation of the 2018 promotion, the non-payment of the COVID-19 hazard and inducement allowances, among other issues. According to ARD-FCTA, the strike will go on until the issues they highlighted are addressed. The communiqué read; “Due to the insensitivity displayed by the Office of the Permanent Secretary, FCT, and widespread agitations among o...
Barcelona prepared to sell Sassuolo target Sergio Akieme this summer
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Barcelona prepared to sell Sassuolo target Sergio Akieme this summer

Barcelona are prepared to sell Sergio Akieme this summer. Barça want to sell the youngster for €3m. Serie A side Sassuolo, as well as a team from the MLS, are interested in adding to the left-back to their ranks. Akieme is under contract until 2021 but turns 23 in December, forcing the club to give him a spot in the first-team squad. At the moment, that isn't something the club is considering. Barça B are involved in the Play-Offs to see if they'll earn promotion to Segunda A or remain in Segunda B. Yet it appears those matches could be the last Akieme plays for the club
NLC Backs Autonomy for States’ Judiciary and Legislature
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NLC Backs Autonomy for States’ Judiciary and Legislature

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared support for financial autonomy for States’ Legislature and Judiciary. Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, stated the position of labour in a statement on Monday. He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Executive Order 10. Last week, the federal government released details of the order. The order makes it mandatory for state governments to include the allocation of the judiciary and legislative arms as first-line charges in their annual budgets. Wabba expressed confidence that the step would deepen the democratic process and good governance in Nigeria. He insisted the distortion of due process, checks and balances, and public accountability, were the core ingredients in the principle of separation...
FRSC board approves promotion of 10 ACMs, 32 Corps Commanders
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FRSC board approves promotion of 10 ACMs, 32 Corps Commanders

The Federal Road Safety Commission Board has approved the promotion of 10 Corps Commanders, CC to the rank of Assistant Corps Marshal, ACM, and 32 Deputy Corps Commanders, DCC to the rank of Corps Commander. The approval as gathered, was a sequel to the virtual meeting of the FRSC Board on the promotion of Senior Officers, where the promotion exercise was diligently deliberated upon. Deputy Corps Public Education Officer, Mccharm Sambo, in a statement issued yesterday, said the promotion exercise began with medical examination, physical fitness test, computer-based examination, and virtual oral interview, adding that the promotion took effect from  May 29, 2020. Officers promoted to Assistant Corps Marshal,  ACM is Corps Commander Bisi Kazeem,  who is present, the Corps Public Edu...
Prophet T.B Joshua Advises on How to Overcome Coronavirus Pandemic
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Prophet T.B Joshua Advises on How to Overcome Coronavirus Pandemic

Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, has identified another type of coronavirus. He said; “Let us discuss the fruit of COVID-19 that it appears the world is yet to notice. First, let’s take note that there are two COVID-19s,” he said during his live service on Sunday. “In the first, those who tested positive to the virus have symptoms such as a cough, fever, headache, difficulty in breathing, loss of smell, etc. “The deadlier COVID-19 is the one most people are not talking about but some of us may have seen or heard about. This is hardly mentioned – suicide, murder, divorce, a change in temperament – yet, it is the result of COVID-19. “Many are saying, ‘I cannot eat what I want to eat. I cannot go where I want to go. I have lost my job. They are dist...
‘Fraser would be a great signing for Spurs’ – Bournemouth star could fit into Mourinho’s front three, says Bent
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‘Fraser would be a great signing for Spurs’ – Bournemouth star could fit into Mourinho’s front three, says Bent

The former striker thinks that the Scottish midfielder would be a valuable addition to Tottenham's ranks if a deal can be done this summer Ryan Fraser "would be a great signing" for Spurs, according to Darren Bent, who can see the Bournemouth star slotting into Jose Mourinho's front three nicely. Fraser joined Bournemouth from Aberdeen back in 2013, and has since racked up 208 appearances for the club across all competitions, scoring 24 goals. The 26-year-old helped the Cherries gain promotion to the Premier League in 2015, but missed their first season in the top flight after being sent out on loan to Ipswich.
Henderson not too far away from being Man Utd & England’s No.1, says Sheffield United team-mate Fleck
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Henderson not too far away from being Man Utd & England’s No.1, says Sheffield United team-mate Fleck

The Blades' shot-stopper is making waves with his performances at Bramall Lane and many are backing the 23-year-old to make it to the very top Sheffield United's on-loan goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been backed by team-mate John Fleck to realise his dreams of becoming Manchester United and England's first-choice between the sticks. Henderson has been in stellar form for the Blades yet again this season, having already impressed in the previous campaign as he helped Chris Wilder's side gain promotion to the Premier League. The 23-year-old has kept 10 clean sheets in England's top tier since making the jump from the Championship and sees his side sit third in the charts for fewest goals conceded.
‘Bullsh*t!’ – Ziyech seethes over Ajax being denied Eredivisie title
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‘Bullsh*t!’ – Ziyech seethes over Ajax being denied Eredivisie title

The Dutch top flight ended its season on Friday and decided to not name a champion in addition to cancelling promotion and relegation Ajax star Hakim Ziyech has slammed the Dutch Football Federation's (KNVB) decision to not award his side the championship for the 2019-20 season, calling the move "bullsh*t." On Friday the Eredivisie confirmed that its season was over and no champion would be named, denying Ajax the title with Ziyech's side in first place on goal differential over AZ. After Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte ruled this week that all football matches are forbidden until September 1 due to the coronavirus crisis, the KNVB moved quickly to bring the Eredivisie and second-tier Eerste Divisie to an end. The KNVB also controversially ruled that there would be no promotion o...
Maccarone recalls Sarri’s great Empoli test – and how it helped him adapt to Ronaldo
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Maccarone recalls Sarri’s great Empoli test – and how it helped him adapt to Ronaldo

Massimo Maccarone and Maurizio Sarri go back many years, sharing in the joy of promotion to Serie A with Empoli in the 2013-14 season. Massimo Maccarone is rarely mentioned in the same breath as Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Italian knows they share a common bond: both have tested the tactical mastery of Maurizio Sarri. Empoli favourite Maccarone played at the Tuscan club when Sarri made his reputation there in a three-year stint that began in 2012, before the coach went on to Napoli, Chelsea and now Juventus. Veteran boss Sarri only came to prominence in his early fifties, when Maccarone was a key figure in his Empoli side, just as Ronaldo now is at Juve. While 61-year-old Sarri has forged a plan to fit superstar Ronaldo alongside Gonzalo Higuain and Paolo Dybala in a three-man Juv...
ASUP suspends planned strike to support fight against COVID-19
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ASUP suspends planned strike to support fight against COVID-19

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has said it will shelve its proposed strike to support the fight against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic across the country. The ASUP President, Mr Anderson Ezeibe, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Ezeibe said that the union’s 97th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting had resolved to embark on industrial action after the expiration of a 15-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government over its inability to meet up with agreement entered with the union. He said that the 15-day ultimatum took effect on March 18 and expired on April 3. “Consequent upon the inability of the government to keep to agreements entered into with our union since 2010 and the avoidable shortcomings associated with the payment of February sal...
Aston Villa’s Elmohamady reveals his best moment in England
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Aston Villa’s Elmohamady reveals his best moment in England

The Egyptian superstar has reflected on his first ten years in the English league, while also disclosing the best manager he’s played for Ahmed Elmohamady has revealed Aston Villa’s promotion to the English Premier League is his best moment so far. After a failed attempt in the 2017-2018 season, the ex-Hull star played a key role in the Claret & Blue Army’s return to English top-flight - featuring 41 times and netting twice. In a chat with the Villa media team on the occasion of a decade living and playing in the European country after Egypt in 2010, the defender shared his experiences on what the Championship is like and what it meant earning promotion to the Premier League. “The Championship is a tough league and it’s not easy to get promoted from it,” Elmohamady told V...
Kano Assembly Commences Fresh Probe of Emir Sanusi
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Kano Assembly Commences Fresh Probe of Emir Sanusi

The Kano State House of Assembly has commenced a fresh probe against Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, following petitions it said it received. The House of Assembly's Chairman of the committee on local government and chieftaincy affairs, Hon. Zubairu Masu said it received petitions from two people to investigate the Kano monarch over allegation of unethical conducts that contradicted the culture and tradition of Kano people Zubairu Hamza-Masu said the petition came from one Muhammad Mukhtar of Ja’en Yamma quarters in Gwale Local Government Area, while the second petition came from the Kano State society for the promotion of education and culture headed by Muhammad Bello-Abdullahi. He further revealed that the petitioners backed their claim with a copy of a video CD. The petitions ...
Four NSCDC Officers Kidnapped in Kogi
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Four NSCDC Officers Kidnapped in Kogi

The Kogi State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed the kidnap of four of its personnel by unknown gunmen. The security operatives who were reportedly on their way to Benue State for a promotion examination, were kidnapped at a spot in Alo-Offoke community on Itobe-Ayingba road. Spokesman of the state police command, William Aya confirmed the abduction and also revealed that 3 victims of the incident who sustained injuries during the attack were rushed to the hospital. Aya said the police team who responded to a distress call found two abandoned vehicles riddled with bullets; one Volkswagen Sharon bus with registration number Kogi KNA 220 LG and a Volkswagen Gulf car with registration number Lagos EZ 376 SMK. Though a joint team of p...
Reward For Labor As Mrs. Obiagelli Mazi Gets Her Promotion Letter As Assistant Headmistress
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Reward For Labor As Mrs. Obiagelli Mazi Gets Her Promotion Letter As Assistant Headmistress

Mrs. Obiagelli Mazi has received her promotion letter from level 12 class teacher to Assistant Headmistress. Recall that Mrs. Mazi was given and executive promotion by the Governor of Borno state, Prof Engr Babagana Umara Zulum, when he met only her on duty at her school as early as 6:30 am on Friday 7th February 2020. Congratulations to Mrs. Obiagelli Mazi on her well deserved promotion
List of Top-spending Clubs in January
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List of Top-spending Clubs in January

The January football transfer window is almost at its close, although shy of remarkable and marquee signings. Here are the highest spending clubs around world football during this mid-season transfer window. 10) Sevilla – £16.6m Signed: Youssef En-Nesyri (Leganes) Sevilla signed the Moroccan striker after triggering his £16.6million release clause to help cover for the exits of Moanes Doabur to Hoffenheim and Javier Hernandez to LA Galaxy. En-Nesyri was said to be close to joining Brighton last summer. (9lBenfica – £16.6m Signed: Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund), Yony González Despite signing Colombian winger Gonzalez from Fluminense all the money Benfica have spent so far has gone to Dortmund in return for Weigl on a four-year contract. Weigl’s arrival allowed Gedson Fer...
Ekiti Vice-Chancellor Blasts Protesting University Workers
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Ekiti Vice-Chancellor Blasts Protesting University Workers

Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Kayode Soremekun, has described protesting workers at the institution as “restless” and “a case of nihilism, not unionism.”. Non-academic and Senior Staff Unions of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, on Wednesday, protested alleged irregularities in promotion, unpaid bonuses and hazard allowances, among other issues. The workers mounted the protest at the university gate, preventing entry into the institution and halting activities. Then violent scenes broke out within the workers during the protest, forcing journalists to flee the scene, Channels Television observed. “I received a letter from them this evening,” the Vice-Chancellor Soremekun said on Friday morning. “What I will do is I will continue to engage them, to dia...
Makinde Ties Oyo Teachers Promotion To Students’ Performance In External Exams
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Makinde Ties Oyo Teachers Promotion To Students’ Performance In External Exams

Oyo State Government has declared that public school teachers would henceforth be promoted and honoured according to their diligence and efficiency, as reflected in the overall performance of their students in external examinations. This was contained in a press statement by the Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Wasiu Olatunbosun, on Wednesday. The statement noted that the declaration was announced by the Chairman, Oyo State Post-primary Schools Teaching Service Commission at an Interactive session with School Managers, Saki zone, Oke Ogun. He said, “The promotion of teachers will no more be ‘business as usual’ as the Governor Seyi Makinde administration has concluded plans to award excellency, based on measures of efficient and productive input by teachers to make their...
Malaga Sack Coach Sanchez del Amo over Explicit Video
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Malaga Sack Coach Sanchez del Amo over Explicit Video

Spanish club Malaga on Saturday said they had sacked coach Victor Sanchez del Amo after an explicit video showing his semi-naked body was posted on the internet. Sanchez del Amo, a 43-year-old former Real Madrid and Spain winger, had been suspended on Tuesday by the club. However, the club said it had been unable to reach “a friendly separation”. “Malaga Football Club has made the decision to dismiss Victor Sanchez del Amo due to disciplinary reasons,” said a statement. “Malaga has made the decision taking into account the serious damage caused to the institution by the recent events, aiming to minimise the impact on the team and the entire organisation. “Until a new coach is named, Sergio Pellicer will act as first team coach.” Sanchez del Amo had responded to the appe...

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