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Christian Eriksen Set for Premier League return as he gets six-month Offer from Brentford
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Christian Eriksen Set for Premier League return as he gets six-month Offer from Brentford

Brentford are reportedly in talks with Christian Eriksen over a return to football, with the Premier League club offering a six-month contract after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch during his country’s Euro 2020 meeting with Finland in Copenhagen last June. Eriksen, 29, left Inter Milan earlier this season by mutual consent after Serie A rules would not allow the Dane to play with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), which was fitted after his collapse during Denmark's game against Finland in Copenhagen. The former Tottenham star has been linked with a return to the Premier League in recent weeks and the Bees are hoping to bring him to the Brentford Community Stadium. It’s understood Brentford have offered Eriksen an initial six-month deal. That contract rema...
Tottenham to hijack Arsenal’s first January signing
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Tottenham to hijack Arsenal’s first January signing

Tottenham Hotspur are set to hijack Arsenal’s first January signing, Philippe Coutinho. Coutinho, who currently plays for Barcelona, is all but set to arrive at Arsenal after their manager Mikel Arteta gave the green light to pursue the deal. Coutinho’s representatives are traveling to London to conclude talks with Arsenal. But according to El Nacional, Tottenham could offer to take Coutinho off Barcelona’s hands. Antonio Conte’s side are considering trying to persuade the Catalan club to let the Brazilian join Spurs on a free transfer before the January window closes. However, it remains to be seen whether the Premier League side will be willing to match Coutinho’s current £370,000 per week wage. Coutinho has played in the Premier League before during his time at Liver...
President Buhari signs N17.13 trillion 2022 Budget and Finance bill into law
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President Buhari signs N17.13 trillion 2022 Budget and Finance bill into law

President Buhari has signed a record N17.13 trillion 2022 appropriation bill into law. He signed the bill at the statehouse this morning December 31.   The president also signed the 2021 finance bill into law.   President at the signing ceremony was the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget, and national planning.   This is coming less than a week after the house of representatives and senate passed the appropriation bill. The two chambers increased the budget spending by N735.8 billion from the proposed N16.391tn to N17.126 trillion. They also raised the oil benchmark from $57 per barrel proposed by the executive to $62.   The National Assembly ...
Arsenal’s first January signing set to arrive North London
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Arsenal’s first January signing set to arrive North London

Former Liverpool star, Philippe Coutinho is all but set to arrive Arsenal after manager Mikel Arteta gave the green light to pursue the deal, according to Sport. The player’s representatives are travelling to London to conclude talks with the Gunners, according to the report. Coutinho left Liverpool in January 2018, joining Barcelona for £142 million but has failed to meet expectations. The 29-year-old’s time at Barcelona has been blighted by injuries, constant changing of managers and a loss of form. The former Liverpool star became available for transfer, with Arsenal in pole position to bring the Brazilian back to England. And the report says he is one step closer to joining Arsenal after Arteta gave approval for a transfer to go on. Spanish newspaper Sport said that...
Saka to join Arsenal’s rivals
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Saka to join Arsenal’s rivals

Arsenal winger, Bukayo Saka is ‘interested’ in the possibility of joining Liverpool in the near future. Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, is keen to make a sensational move for Saka. The Reds have placed Saka on a shortlist of transfer targets as they look to bolster Klopp’s attacking options. According to the Transfer Window Podcast, Saka and his representatives are ‘interested’ in the prospect of a move to Liverpool, who could offer immediate Champions League football and the chance to win major trophies. Saka has quickly developed into one of the most sensational players in the Premier League over the past three seasons. The 20-year-old has made over 100 appearances for Arsenal and played 14 matches for England national team. He has scored six goals and registered fou...
Real Madrid players welcome Antonio Rudiger
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Real Madrid players welcome Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, will join Real Madrid in the summer amid interest from Manchester United, Bayern Munich and other top European clubs. That is the belief among Real Madrid players who expect the Germany international to quit Stamford Bridge in order to move to the Bernabeu on a free transfer, according to Telegraph. Rudiger is in the final six months of his Chelsea deal and he rejected the club’s last offer to him, which was worth around £140,000-a-week. Rudiger wants to be paid £280,000 a week which places him among Chelsea’s top earners. Chelsea already see this as a problem being that the contracts of the likes of Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta are also nearing their end. The club are therefore standing firm as they do not want...
Premier League to take Decision on Suspending all festive fixtures today
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Premier League to take Decision on Suspending all festive fixtures today

Premier League clubs will on Monday consider triggering a Christmas circuit-breaker at an emergency summit, according to SportsMail. Senior representatives from all the 20 top-flight sides, will meet to discuss what has been described as a ‘festive firebreak’, as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to rip through the fixture schedule. Last weekend, six of the 10 Premier League games were called off. The firebreak could involve postponing one round of fixtures from December 28 to 30. However, it remains to see if at least 14 of the 20 clubs will support it, as some such as Tottenham, have already had an enforced rest. The financial ramifications of reneging on the various TV deals are expected to be tabled at the meeting, along with the fact that there i...
Barcelona in Chelsea talks for Ziyech and Werner
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Barcelona in Chelsea talks for Ziyech and Werner

Barcelona are maintaining contact with Chelsea for attacking pair Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.   Sport says there has been contact between the clubs in recent days and the Blues are open to talk about Werner or Ziyech leaving, and under conditions that suit Barcelona. Negotiations are open.   Barcelona contacted Chelsea in October to ask about the options. The second, Ziyech, seems to fit better but Barcelona have contacted representatives for both players. They want to have more minutes and feel more important for their teams. Werner and Ziyech are not regulars for the Blues although both did start against Man United. Chelsea drew at home and the players were not particularly impressive. The Blues might even be willing to pay some part of their salaries if the...
What Pochettino said as he signs Manchester United shirt
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What Pochettino said as he signs Manchester United shirt

PSG boss, Mauricio Pochettino, on Wednesday, signed a Manchester United shirt for a supporter. The Argentine signed the autograph inside PSG’s team hotel before the French side’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League. Even when one of his representatives tried to stop him from signing the shirt the Argentine said, “it’s fine, it’s fine,” and he signed Pochettino is a leading candidate to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was sacked on Sunday. Pochettino is said to be keen on becoming next Man United permanent manager and is said to be unhappy with his current situation at PSG. But signing the autograph gives a big indication that the former Tottenham manager long-term future could be at United. “We met Poch today, my kid had his autograph stuff in the b...
Pogba agent Raiola strongly hints at Man Utd exit with ‘December is the month of dreams’ remark
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Pogba agent Raiola strongly hints at Man Utd exit with ‘December is the month of dreams’ remark

The Frenchman's representative has added yet more fuel to the rumours linking the midfielder with a move away from Old Trafford Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has strongly hinted that the midfielder is close to leaving Manchester United by declaring "December is the month of dreams". Pogba is fast approaching the final six months of his contract at United, who are reportedly struggling to tie him down to fresh terms amid interest from a number of top European clubs. Raiola has often been outspoken when it comes to the France international's future, and has once again stirred the rumour pot ahead of the January transfer window.  
Ex-Arsenal star to replace Steven Gerrard at Rangers
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Ex-Arsenal star to replace Steven Gerrard at Rangers

Former Arsenal star, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, will be taking over at Scottish Premier League champions, Glasgow Rangers, Sky Sports reports. Gerrard left Rangers a few days ago to take up a new role as Aston Villa manager. Van Bronckhorst is said to be the favourite to land the job after holding ‘positive’ talks with Rangers in London. Van Bronckhorst spent three years at Ibrox between 1998 and 2001, winning five pieces of silverware. The 46-year-old jetted into London on Monday and his representatives told Sky Sports News that ‘positive’ talks were held with the club. The Dutchman is keen on a return to management after leaving Chinese Super League club, Guangzhou City. He made his name in management at Feyenoord, where he led the club to KNVB Cup success in his fir...
Release Nnamdi Kanu, de-proscribe IPOB – South East traditional rulers and bishops tell FG
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Release Nnamdi Kanu, de-proscribe IPOB – South East traditional rulers and bishops tell FG

The South East Council of Traditional Rulers and representatives of Igbo Archbishops and Bishops have called on the Federal Government to release the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS) since June and is facing trial for treason. A statement signed by 12 Igbo traditional rulers and Christian clerics also urged the government to de-proscribe IPOB as a terrorist organisation, saying the move will amount to an act of courage and statesmanship on the part of the Federal Government that will de-escalate the heightened state of insecurity in the South East zone. “We refer to our earlier request for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to the South East Council of Traditional Rulers ...
England set for Wembley stadium ban over Euro 2020 final trouble
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England set for Wembley stadium ban over Euro 2020 final trouble

England are expected to be ordered to play at least one home game behind closed doors when UEFA's disciplinary body meets on Monday to look into crowd trouble inside and outside Wembley Stadium at this summer's Euro 2020 final. There were serious disturbances when England played Italy on Sunday, July 11 as ticketless fans fought with stewards and police officers and forced their way into the stadium. UEFA's disciplinary investigators have been looking at the behaviour of England fans amid what appeared to be an ineffective security operation around Wembley for England's in a major final since 1966. &nbsp As well as the disciplinary investigation into events involving supporters inside and around the stadium, the FA is facing another four charges relating to the behaviour of ...
“I died and had to be brought back to life by doctors” Singer Kelly Price breaks silence on Covid battle after Family declared her missing
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“I died and had to be brought back to life by doctors” Singer Kelly Price breaks silence on Covid battle after Family declared her missing

Grammy-nominated singer, Kelly Price has finally broken her silence following days of concerns over her safety after she was initially believed to be missing following a recent COVID-19 hospitalization. The singer made headlines in recent days when a welfare check at her Georgia home resulted in police classifying her as a missing person. Price’s family, namely her sister, said they hadn’t heard from her since she was discharged from the hospital after battling the virus. Despite her representatives releasing public statements assuring that she was alive and recovering, Price’s sister, Shanrae Price, maintained suspicion about her safety. "I’m just asking everybody to pray. I understand the attorney is stating that my sister is okay. We don’t know anything until we physically se...
Gbajabiamila denies comparing IPOB, Yoruba Nation agitators with Boko Haram, ISWAP
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Gbajabiamila denies comparing IPOB, Yoruba Nation agitators with Boko Haram, ISWAP

House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, has denied comparing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Yoruba Nation agitators to Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP). The representative of the Surulere area of Lagos is under fire for his comments at Wednesday’s plenary. A statement Wednesday night by his spokesman, Lanre Fasasi insisted there was no mention of any group during Gbaja’s address. He noted that the Speaker condemned miscreants and criminals for taking advantage of the separatist agitations to carry out unscrupulous acts. Fasasi said his principal expressed concern about emerging threats that present the clear and present danger. He quoted Gbajabiamila as saying: “In the South of Nigeria, East and West, miscreants and cri...
Dani Alves ‘leaves Sao Paulo two years after joining the club; claims he is owed £2.6 million
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Dani Alves ‘leaves Sao Paulo two years after joining the club; claims he is owed £2.6 million

Dani Alves has left Sao Paulo after two years at the club amid a pay dispute with the Brazilian side. The 38-year-old joined his boyhood club on a free transfer in August 2019 and became the best-paid footballer in South America after leaving Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain. But MARCA reports the Brazil international has now left the Brasileirao outfit because he has not been paid in full for either of his two seasons, and that the club still owes him £2.6million (€3m). The club then stated via The Mirror: 'We were informed by his representatives that Daniel Alves will not return to Sao Paulo until there is an adjustment of the financial debt that Sao Paulo has with the player.' Alves' deal was due to run until December next year, but the Brazilian is now a free agent once a...
PSG make contact with Richarlison over transfer as possible Mbappe replacement
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PSG make contact with Richarlison over transfer as possible Mbappe replacement

The Ligue 1 heavyweights will meet with the Toffees star's representatives over the chance of him replacing the France superstar at Parc des Princes Paris Saint-Germain have made contact with Richarlison's agents over a potential move for the Everton forward in case Kylian Mbappe is ultimately sold to Real Madrid this transfer window, Goal understands. The Ligue 1 heavyweights have fended off an initial offer and seen a second from Los Blancos now for the France international, who has indicated a desire to move on to Santiago Bernabeu. The loss of the forward would leave a gaping hole in Mauricio Pochettino's arsenal, despite the arrival of Lionel Messi this summer, and now the club look to have identified their first-choice replacement should they opt to cash in on Mbappe.
Chelsea to start Chalobah contract talks after Tuchel takes him off loan list
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Chelsea to start Chalobah contract talks after Tuchel takes him off loan list

The Cobham academy star is set to fully graduate into the first-team this season after taking his chance under the Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has met with Trevoh Chalobah to tell him that he is no longer available for loan and that he wants his future tied up at Chelsea. Clubs like Lille, Valencia and Club Brugge have all expressed an interest in signing the 22-year-old defender on loan but are set to be knocked back. Having had the meeting, the Blues chiefs now need to meet with his representatives to extend a contract that has less than two years left to run.
People who Should be in Jail are on Campaign Posters, says Banky W
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People who Should be in Jail are on Campaign Posters, says Banky W

Singer Banky W has said the people who should be in jail or in exile are the ones seen on campaign posters during election season in Nigeria. The singer who ran for House of Representatives on the platform of the Modern Democratic Party in 2019 said this on Nigeria Info FM’s Daily Digest programme monitored by The PUNCH on Tuesday. He said his political ambition was driven by frustration with the political status quo and the plight of young Nigerians who don’t even know who their representatives in government are. On why he ran for office, he said, “The first person I spoke to was my wife. I said we can’t sit around during election season and people who should be in jail or on exile are the ones on the campaign posters around and also the ones who keep getting into these p...
Pogba takes decision on future with Man Utd after Messi joins PSG
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Pogba takes decision on future with Man Utd after Messi joins PSG

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has rejected a new contract to stay at the club after Lionel Messi finally joins Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night. Pogba’s future has been simplified in one sense by Messi’s move to PSG. PSG were keen on signing Pogba this summer and had been preparing a £40million bid for the France international following lengthy discussions with his representatives. However, the French Ligue 1 giants can no longer afford to sign Pogba this summer after signing Messi from Barcelona. Metro UK reports that Pogba will now walk away from Man United on a free next summer. The 28-year-old is entering the sixth and final year of his deal at Old Trafford, which he signed in 2016. Man United are keen to keep Pogba but negotiations ove...
Court orders Shell to pay N45.9 billion to Ogoni People within 21 days
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Court orders Shell to pay N45.9 billion to Ogoni People within 21 days

Shell Petroleum Company has been ordered by an Abuja federal high court to pay the sum of N45.9 billion to the people of Ogoni in Rivers State. Justice Ahmed Mohammed who awarded the sum against the company for oil spillage in Ogoniland, stated that the money must be paid within 21 days. Mohammed also confirmed that  A.O Ejelamo, lawyer to Shell said the company has resolved to pay the monetary compensation awarded in 2010 following a lawsuit instituted by ten representatives of Ogoni people in 2001. Though Justice Ibrahim Buba of the then Port-Harcourt division of the federal high court awarded N17 billion as compensation to Ogoni people in June 2010 and equally granted the Ogoni chiefs a 25-percent interest charge on the principal sum of about N17 billion...
Messi yet to leave Barcelona for PSG as lawyers review contract
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Messi yet to leave Barcelona for PSG as lawyers review contract

Lionel Messi is still in Barcelona, amid reports that he is very close to signing for Paris Saint-Germain. The 34-year-old is a free agent after failing to agree a new deal with the LaLiga giants. Messi and his representatives have verbally reached an agreement with PSG over a two-year deal. However, the lawyers are reviewing details of the contract, according to transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano. “Messi’s arrival in Paris has not been planned yet. ‘Patience’. No presentation scheduled on Tuesday by PSG as of now. “PSG is optimistic and waiting for Leo – some details to be discussed with lawyers in the next hours. “Messi will be in Paris once the contract is agreed,” he tweeted.
Nigeria Receives 4m doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine from US
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Nigeria Receives 4m doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine from US

4.08m doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine which was recently approved by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for emergency use in Nigeria after examination, has been received by the federal government from the United States. Representatives from UNICEF and USAID officially presented the vaccine which arrived Nigeria on Sunday August 1 via two planes, at a ceremony in Abuja on Monday August 2. Faisal Shuaib, Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) who addressed the media afterwards, said the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 purchased 60 ultra-cold chain equipment ahead of the delivery and have since allocated one to each of the 36 states. Shuaib revealed that the initial four million doses of Astr...
Shona Ferguson, 47, has Died
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Shona Ferguson, 47, has Died

South African actor, producer and co-founder of Ferguson Films, Shona Ferguson, has died. He was 47. Conrad Mwanza, a representative from the Ferguson Foundation confirmed the news to News24 on Friday. Ferguson died at Milpark hospital on Friday afternoon. "Yes, Mr Ferguson passed away at noon today. And all the family is asking for at the moment is just to mourn in private. But it's very difficult, you can imagine, for Connie and the family," Mwanza said. Mwanza added that Shona died from Covid-19 related complications.  Mwanza said he would not be indulging on further details around the death. Ferguson, born Aaron Arthur Ferguson on 30 April 1974, started his acting career as Ace in the TV series Generations. In April 2006, he started acting in Muvhango as Dr Leabu. In Ma...
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Tokyo Olympics: Only two Nigerian Athletes left in relay after 10 are Disqualified

Nigeria’s participation in the women’s 4x100m and mixed 4x400m relays at the ongoing Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan is up in the air. The country now has only two athletes listed for each race by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). On Wednesday, Nigeria had 10 of its representatives disqualified. They were said to have failed to meet the minimum testing requirements under Rule 15 of the Anti-Doping Rules for ‘Category A’ federations. One of the major requirement of Rule 15 is that “an athlete from a ‘Category A’ country must undergo at least three no-notice out-of-competition tests (urine and blood) conducted not longer than 3 weeks interval apart in the 10 months before a major event. Track and field competition at Tokyo 2020 begins on Friday (July 30)....
CAF deadline: NPFL clubs face heavy fixtures
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CAF deadline: NPFL clubs face heavy fixtures

With the draws for the preliminary round of matches for the 2021/22 CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup less than a month away, clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League are faced with a heavy fixture schedule. The Confederation of African Football at the end of its Executive Committee meeting, which was chaired by its president, Patrice Motsepe, on Friday in Rabat, Morocco, said the draws for both competitions would be held latest August 15. “The kick-off will be September 10, 2021. The draw for the preliminary rounds will be made on August 15, 2021 at the latest. Bids to host the interclub finals will be open in November 2021,” CAF said in a statement on its website. With Nigeria needing to present representatives for both competitions, NPFL clubs will have to play mo...
Actress Ini Dima-Okojie gets engaged to her fiance who she met via her Instastories
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Actress Ini Dima-Okojie gets engaged to her fiance who she met via her Instastories

Actress Ini Dima-Okojie, is engaged. She shared the good news on her Instagram page today July 17. She posted photos and videos from her proposal on her IG page. She wrote; ''About two years ago, on one random day I was ranting on my Insta stories about not being able to find fresh crispy maltesers in Lagos (they are one of my fave chocolates) Next thing, I get an email from an Abasi titled ‘Maltesers from London’  saying he saw my rant on Instagram and he was in London at the time and would love to send some maltesers to my manager or representative’s address. One week later I got a whole bag filled with maltesers. I was so happy, I posted it on my Insta stories saying I had the best fans. But you were not just a fan and boy did you let me knowww!. Reading our old emails now…...
New bill to jail protesters for 5-years passes first reading in house of reps
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New bill to jail protesters for 5-years passes first reading in house of reps

A  bill that was brought before the house of representatives on Thursday to jail protesters for five years has reportedly passed the first reading. The Bill entitled: ‘An Act To Amend The Criminal Code ACT, CAP 38, Laws Of The Federation Of Nigeria, 2004 To Further Preserve The Sanctity Of Human Life And Property, And To Provide Specifically For Mob Action, Prescribe Punishment And Other Matters’, is sponsored by Rep. Emeka Chinedu Martins (PDP-Imo). According to Sahara Reporter, the Bill has been approved by the House for a second reading. The provisions of the proposed Act, are as follows: (1) The provisions of the Criminal Code Act, (in this Bill referred to as the “Principal Act”) is amended as set out in this Bill (2) Substitute for section 69 of the Principal Act, a new...
We’re working to ensure Nigerians can sleep with two eyes closed – IGP
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We’re working to ensure Nigerians can sleep with two eyes closed – IGP

The Inspector-general of Police, Usman Baba, says the force is working on efforts to provide better security in the country so Nigerians can sleep with their eyes closed. Baba stated this when he appeared before the house of representatives committee on police affairs on Wednesday, June 30. In his words “We are here to interact with the chairman and his members in the House of Representatives who are also piloting the affairs of the Nigerian police to discuss ways and means of making our job easier and better, and also understand ourselves that we are all working towards the same goal to bring betterment in policing so that Nigerians can go about their lawful businesses, Nigerians can sleep with their two eyes closed, Nigerians can enjoy better security and better movement in th...
Tinubu will make a good president – Olubadan
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Tinubu will make a good president – Olubadan

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has endorsed the idea of the All Progressives Congress (APC ) National Leader, Bola Tinubu, vying for the Nigerian Presidency in 2023. The Olubadan expressed his support while receiving members of the Tinubu Vanguard, a support group for Tinubu’s presidency project in Ibadan on Saturday. The Director-General of Tinubu Vanguard, Dr Johnny Benjamin, said this in a statement on Saturday. Olubadan described Tinubu as a good man whose stewardship as president would consolidate on the progressive agenda of the APC and propel Nigeria to the path of economic prosperity and sustainable development. “Tinubu is a good man and I will do everything within my power to support his candidacy for the 2023 presidential poll,” he said. The direct...
Love Island Nigeria births, debuts in October
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Love Island Nigeria births, debuts in October

Left - Right - Odiri Iwuji, Executive Producer, Love Island Nigeria, Toyin Subair - Executive Producer, Love Island Nigeria & Executive Chairman Digital Play Africa, Neil Oyenekan, Series Producer, Love Island Nigeria. Popular UK award-winning dating reality show, Love Island is set to debut in Nigeria in October, 2021. Leveraging Nigeria’s recent Digital Switch Over, the record breaking show is scheduled to broadcast to millions of entertainment fans via the FreeTV’s free to air and premium channels such as ONTV, MTV Base, as well as digital streaming via 9Vision mobile app. This much was disclosed during a press briefing by the organizers which was well attended by representatives of the UK Department of International trade, members of the press, brand sponsors, and ente...
Custom to impound unverified private jets from July 6
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Custom to impound unverified private jets from July 6

Nigeria Customs Service has announced that from July 6, 2021 private jets in the country with unverified documents will be impounded. Public Relations Officer of NCS, Joseph Attah told newsmen on Monday June 21 that private jet owners have been given a one-month grace period in line with an ongoing audit of privately-owned aircraft operating in Nigeria. Attah who said there are indications that some people brought in aircraft under the Temporary Import Permit (PIP), asked owners of private aircraft or their representatives to report to the Customs headquarters in Abuja before July 6, with the necessary documents that include Aircraft Certificate of Registration, NCAA’s Flight Operations Compliance Certificate (FOCC), NCAA’s Maintenance Compliance Certificate (MCC), NCAA’s Permit ...
Those talking about Restructuring have nothing to say – Buhari
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Those talking about Restructuring have nothing to say – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that those calling for restructuring of the country have nothing to say. In his speech at the launch of Kudirat Abiola Sabon Gari Peace Foundation in Zaria, Kaduna State, the Nigerian leader who was represented by the  Executive Secretary of Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Alhaji Mohammed Bello Shehu, stated that no country will ever agree to "dissolving a system and calling for an obscure conference to come and discuss how we can move forward as a nation." He said;   “You are telling us to dissolve a system and call for an obscure conference to come and discuss how we can move forward as a nation. That can never be done and no country will agree to that. There is no government in the world that will cede the...
I Have First-hand Experience in War, I Can Tackle Nigeria’s Insecurity – Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya
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I Have First-hand Experience in War, I Can Tackle Nigeria’s Insecurity – Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya

The newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya has said that he is capable of tackling Nigeria's insecurity. Yahaya who said this when he appeared for screening before the house of representatives joint committee on defence and army, disclosed that he has 36 years of military experience and participated in war and peacekeeping in Liberia. He said; “I have brought along with me 36 years of military experience, having joined the army on 27 September, 1985, as a member of 32nd regular course in NDA. “I passed out on 2nd September, 1990, and I was posted to the infantry corps as an infantry officer, and since that time, I have passed through all the relevant courses commensurate to my career as I grew up, and I had served in various capacities, including command, staff, in...
Barcelona President Gives Condition to sell Dembele
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Barcelona President Gives Condition to sell Dembele

  Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, will sell forward Ousmane Dembele, if the France international stalls on a deal. According to L’Esportiu, Laporta wants to keep Dembele at Camp Nou but will sell if need be or consign the 24-year-old to the reserves. The Barcelona chief has initiated talks with Dembele’s representatives but will not tolerate any reluctance on the player’s part to commit to the club after four seasons at the Blaugrana. Dembele’s current deal at Barcelona will expire in 2022. He has drawn interest from Premier League and Serie A clubs. Dembele joined Barcelona from Dortmund for €105 million plus add-ons in 2017. He has made 118 appearances for Barcelona in total and scored 30 goals but missed almost the entirety of the 2019-20 season due to a...
FG appeals to Nigerian youths to stop renouncing their citizenship
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FG appeals to Nigerian youths to stop renouncing their citizenship

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has appealed to young Nigerians to stop the trend of renouncing their citizenship in pursuit of greener pasture. According to him, it is worrisome and counterproductive. The Minister expressed his concerns when he spoke at the Ministerial Alignment Meeting of the Presidential Task Force on Deliverables for Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of Government. Represented at the meeting by the  Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Dr. Shuaib Belgore., the Minister said the Federal government would put up a mechanism in place that would keep young Nigerians busy in productive activities. He appealed to the youths to stop renouncing their citizenship. Aregbesola said a committee would be set up in the Ministry with stakeholders to overs...
Florida Bans Transgender Women and Girls From School Sports
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Florida Bans Transgender Women and Girls From School Sports

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday, June 1, signed a law prohibiting transgender women and girls from competing in girls and women's sports at public schools in his southern US state. "We believe that is very important that the integrity of these competitions are preserved," said the Republican governor as he signed the measure into law at a Christian school in the northeastern city of Jacksonville. "In Florida, girls are going to play girls' sports, and boys are going to play boys' sports," he said. "We're gonna go based on biology, not based on ideology when we're doing sports." The law, which goes into effect on July 1, requires girls and young women to state their biological sex through their birth certificate in order to compete in a team. DeSantis signed the measu...
Simon Cowell Cancels ‘X Factor Israel’ Appearance
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Simon Cowell Cancels ‘X Factor Israel’ Appearance

Simon Cowell has canceled his scheduled appearance as a judge on the upcoming season of “X Factor Israel.” The veteran producer and reality TV judge, had signed a deal to serve as one of the judges on next season of the Israeli musical reality show which is slated to begin filming this summer. Over the weekend, Reshet, the Israeli company that produces X Factor locally confirmed Cowell canceled without elaborating on the reasons for his decision. A Reshet representative however told Variety that members of Cowell’s staff had reached out with “legitimate concerns” over his participation in the show after the recent violence between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, but that at the time he had made no final decision. Rumors of Cowell pulling out of the show began last week in the wake o...
Southern and Northern Kaduna Groups Agree to Split State into two
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Southern and Northern Kaduna Groups Agree to Split State into two

Kaduna state will now be splitted into two following an agreement reached by representatives of southern and northern Kaduna. The agreement was reached at a constitution review hearing at the state house in Kaduna. The hearing was attended by Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Uba Sani, senator representing Kaduna central; Kabiru Gaya, senator representing Kano south, and other stakeholders. Jonathan Askake, President of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) who presented the group's demand for creation of Gurara state from Kaduna, also asked that the constitution be amended to allow for the creation of additional two geo-political zones. He also said that the planned Gurara state will be under a new zone called middle-belt west. Asake said; “I’m here to further expound on the m...
INEC Holds Meeting with Security Agencies
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INEC Holds Meeting with Security Agencies

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday May 27, held an emergency meeting on election security with heads of security agencies at the INEC headquarters in Abuja. The meeting was convened after the electoral commission's facilities across the country were attacked. The meeting was attended by National Security Adviser Babagana Mongunu, the Director-General National Intelligence Agency Ahmed Abubakar, the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, the acting Inspector General of the Police Alkali Usman. Also in attendance were the representatives of the Chief of Defense Staff, as well as heads of the paramilitaries. The NSA is the co-chair of the INEC inter-agencies elections security Committee.
LaLiga: Barcelona President, Laporta Holds Showdown talks With Koeman
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LaLiga: Barcelona President, Laporta Holds Showdown talks With Koeman

  Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, held talks with manager Ronald Koeman atthe club’s offices in Nou Camp on Tuesday, to discuss his future at the club. According to Marca, the conversation that involved Koeman’s representative, Rob Jansen, only lasted half an hour. The Dutchman’s future at the club remains uncertain after the meeting. Barca were in prime position to clinch the LaLiga title, but bungled their chances in the final weeks of the season. This allowed Atletico Madrid to lift the trophy, with Real Madrid finishing in second place. Koeman was however able to win the Copa del Rey earlier this summer. Laporta is expected to take a decision on his future in the coming days.
Harry Kane reportedly tells Tottenham he wants to leave club this summer with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea to battle to sign him
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Harry Kane reportedly tells Tottenham he wants to leave club this summer with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea to battle to sign him

Tottenham striker, Harry Kane has reportedly told the club that he wants to leave this summer. According to Sky Sports, the reason is said to be the fact that Spurs aren't competing for titles. The 27-year-old England international has spent his entire professional career at Tottenham but has yet to lift a trophy. The closest he has come is losing a Champions League final against Liverpool in 2018–19 and two League Cup finals in the last six years, including last month's loss to Manchester City. Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea have all reportedly been in contact with Kane's representatives with Sky Sports reporting that Kane prefers to remain in England and have his future sorted out before this summer's European Championship. Kane was recently named as the ...
Melinda Gates was reportedly Meeting with Divorce Lawyers Since 2019 to End her Marriage with Bill Gates
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Melinda Gates was reportedly Meeting with Divorce Lawyers Since 2019 to End her Marriage with Bill Gates

Melinda Gates, the estranged wife of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, was reportedly meeting with divorce lawyers since 2019 following reports of links between her husband and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Citing sources close to the situation, The Wall Street Journal reported that Melinda Gates began working with lawyers from multiple firms two years ago. One source who is a former employee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation told the Journal that one concern Melinda Gates had was Bill Gates’s association with Epstein. The Journal reported that Melinda Gates and her advisers held several calls in October 2019, around the same time when The New York Times released a report detailing the multiple meetings her husband had with Epstein, who committed suicide in pri...
Imo Poly Student and his Sister Die in Ghastly auto crash while travelling to Port Harcourt for their Mother’s Birthday
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Imo Poly Student and his Sister Die in Ghastly auto crash while travelling to Port Harcourt for their Mother’s Birthday

A student of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Ifeanyi Daniel Iwuanyanwu and his sister, Vera, have died in a ghastly motor accident. It was gathered that the accident occurred on Monday night, May 2, while the siblings were travelling to Port Harcourt, Rivers state, to celebrate their mother's birthday. Both reportedly died on the spot. Until his death, Daniel was the general course representative of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology. The death of the siblings, said to be the only children of their parents, has thrown the entire polytechnic community into mourning. Friends, classmates and colleagues have taken to Facebook to mourn them. President of NASTES, Comrade Uzoma Stephen, who confirmed the sad news in a statement on Tuesday, described la...
Buhari: Goodluck Jonathan’s media office reports Fr Mbaka to Pope Francis
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Buhari: Goodluck Jonathan’s media office reports Fr Mbaka to Pope Francis

Reno Omokri, on behalf of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s media office, has written Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, reporting Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka to leadership of the church. Recall that Rev. Mbaka had last week asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign forthwith or be impeached by the House of representatives. In response, the Presidency, through Garba Shehu, a senior special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, accused the revered priest of making the call now because he was refused a contract by Buhari. The clergyman is yet to directly respond to the allegations made by the President’s spokesman. But some of his associates have challenged Garba Shehu to reply to the priest’s comments on Buhari and the insecurity in Nigeria. According to them, the alle...
Activist Alexey Navalny Transferred to Hospital after US warned about Consequences for Russia if he dies
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Activist Alexey Navalny Transferred to Hospital after US warned about Consequences for Russia if he dies

Jailed Russian critic, Alexey Navalny has been moved from prison to a regional hospital for prisoners as concerns grow amongst the international community over his health. Navalny has been on hunger strike since March 31, demanding "proper medical care" and to be examined by an independent doctor -- something his team claims he has been unable to get in the penal colony in Pokrov. Navalny's supporters say that his medical condition is rapidly deteriorating. His press secretary said over the weekend that Navalny was "dying" and his doctors said medical tests showed he is at growing risk of renal failure and heart problems. Biden Administration thereafter, announced it will punish Russia if anything is allowed to happen to Navalny who was allegedly given nerve poison by Russ...
Europa League: Slavia Prague Player Banned for 10 Matches Ahead of Arsenal Second Leg
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Europa League: Slavia Prague Player Banned for 10 Matches Ahead of Arsenal Second Leg

  UEFA has banned Slavia Plague defender, Ondrej Kudela for 10 matches, for “racist behaviour” towards Glen Kamara. Kamara himself has been banned for three games for his reaction during the incident. Kudela and Kamara clashed at the end of a Europa League last 16 second leg match at Ibrox. Kamara reacted furiously after he was racially abused by Kudela, before several players on both sides became involved in confrontations. A UEFA investigation has now ruled that Kudela was guilty of racism and its Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector had decided: “To suspend SK Slavia Praha player, Ondrej Kudela, for the next 10 UEFA club and representative team competition matches for which he would otherwise be eligible to play, for racist behaviour.” The suspension has been bac...
Transfer: PSG to Replace Mbappe With Salah
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Transfer: PSG to Replace Mbappe With Salah

  Paris Saint-Germain are looking at Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah as a replacement for Kylian Mbappe, according to Telefoot. Mbappe’s future with the Ligue 1 giants remains uncertain. The France forward is yet to make any decision on his future, but has one year left on his current PSG deal. Although PSG manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has reportedly called Harry Kane personally over a potential reunion, the French giants are also interested in a move for Salah. It is believed they have already established contact with the Egyptian star’s representatives last month. Salah has remained coy over his own future, but would prefer to join Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Aisha Buhari’s book launch: Dangote gives N30m, Tinubu gives N20m (full list of donations made)
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Aisha Buhari’s book launch: Dangote gives N30m, Tinubu gives N20m (full list of donations made)

The launch of a book written in honour of First Lady Aisha Buhari was held yesterday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The launch of the book written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs Dr Hajo Sani, was attended by many prominent Nigerians even though some key persons invited were conspicuously absent. While  Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and many governors were present, Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Muhammadu Indimi, and Jim Ovia were among those who sent representatives. Here is a list of those who bought copies of the book and what they donated. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (N20m), Alhaji Aliko Dangote (N30m), Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu (N25m), Mrs Folo...
74-year-old Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono reportedly Marries 18-year-old Girl
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74-year-old Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono reportedly Marries 18-year-old Girl

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Mohammed Sabo Nanono,74, has reportedly married an 18-year-old secondary school leaver. According to DAILY NIGERIAN, the minister tied the knot with the young woman identified simply as Rakiya, in a secret wedding held on Saturday, April 3, in Jere Town, Kaduna State. It was gathered that only three representatives of the minister attended the ceremony and that the young bride has already settled in the minister’s Tamandu Close residence in Kano. "The minister only assigned three people and warned them against disclosing the details of the marriage to people,” said a family source who preferred anonymity. The source said Nanono’s family had kicked against the wedding but the minister insisted on marrying the ...

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