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Povetkin ‘Upset’ after Defeat to Dillian Whyte
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Povetkin ‘Upset’ after Defeat to Dillian Whyte

Russian boxer, Alexander Povetkin has been left ‘upset’ after he was knocked out by Dillian Whyte last week. However, according to promoter Andrey Ryabinskiy, he is yet to make a decision on his retirement. Povetkin was stopped in the fourth round as Whyte avenged last summer’s shock defeat in their ‘Rumble On The Rock’ rematch in Gibraltar. He had hoped to stay on course for another world heavyweight title fight, having challenged Anthony Joshua unsuccessfully in 2018. “Yes, we’ve talked right after the fight,” Ryabinskiy told Sky Sports. “Sasha, of course, is upset that he couldn’t beat Dillian. “But it’s sport, you need to be prepared for any outcome.”
Meet the 91-year-old Police Officer Who Says he’ll Only Retire ‘when the Good Lord Says so’
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Meet the 91-year-old Police Officer Who Says he’ll Only Retire ‘when the Good Lord Says so’

A 91-year-old police officer in Arkansas who has no plans to retire anytime soon has said he will only consider retirement when the 'good Lord says so'. LC Smith, who is known as Buckshot, has spent nearly 60 years working in law enforcement in his hometown of Camden, about 100 miles southwest of Little Rock. The veteran officer, who turns 92 next month, currently works for the Camden Police Department and is the oldest active police officer in the state. When asked when he will step down, Smith told CNN: 'When the good Lord says so'. Smith, who got the nickname Buckshot as a teen, still patrols the street where he was born and raised. He spent more than 46 years working as a deputy for the Ouachita County Sheriff's Department. He patrolled and worked in the Criminal Inv...
Benin vs Nigeria: Ighalo Gatecrashes into Super Eagles Camp Ahead of AFCON Qualifier
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Benin vs Nigeria: Ighalo Gatecrashes into Super Eagles Camp Ahead of AFCON Qualifier

  Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, paid the team a surprise visit on Thursday. Ighalo met with Gernot Rohr’s men at their Lagos camp, where they are preparing for Saturday’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin Republic. The 31-year-old announced his retirement from international football in 2019, after emerging top scorer at the AFCON that year. Although Rohr has stated several times he will welcome Ighalo back to the fold, his appearance at the Eko Hotel camp has nothing to do with a return to the Nigerian national team. The Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia frontman ate lunch with the team and left shortly before their evening training session. His replacement in the Super Eagles, Victor Osimhen, will be tasked with scoring the goals that will ...
Ibrahimovic Ends five-year international retirement
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Ibrahimovic Ends five-year international retirement

  Zlatan Ibrahimovic has come out of his five-year international retirement and will play for Sweden again this month. The 39-year-old who is his country’s record goalscorer, has been named in his latest squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Kosovo. Ibrahimovic netted 62 times in 116 matches for Sweden before retiring after their group stage exit at Euro 2016. The AC Milan striker had offered hints of coming out of retirement recently, as a meeting with coach Janne Andersson suggested he was willing to return. Andersson said: “When Zlatan opened up for games in the national team, it felt natural and important to meet and discuss this as soon as possible. “I am glad that we managed to get a meeting so quickly.”
Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta Dies 23 Days to Retirement
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Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta Dies 23 Days to Retirement

Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta is dead as confirmed by President Muhammadu Buhari and Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi. Justice Ngwuta who was due to retire on attaining the mandatory retirement age of 70 years on March 30, 2021, died in the early hours of Sunday March 7. Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hadizatu Uwani Mustapha said Justice Ngwuta died around 2.30 am in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the National Hospital, Abuja. Mustapha said;    “He felt sick and was admitted, last week, at the National Hospital, Abuja. “Before he was moved to the ICU on Friday, he tested negative for COVID-19. “Justice Ngwuta was due to retire on attaining the mandatory retirement age of 70 years on March 30, 2021. “His remains have been deposited i...
Former PSG and Newcastle Midfielder, Yohan Cabaye Retires from Football at the Age of 35
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Former PSG and Newcastle Midfielder, Yohan Cabaye Retires from Football at the Age of 35

Former Newcastle, Crystal Palace, and Paris Saint-Germain, midfielder Yohan Cabaye, has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 35. Cabaye saw his one-year contract with Saint-Etienne expire at the end of last season and the Frenchman has decided to hang his boots after 543 appearances at six different clubs. The midfielder started his career with Lille in 2004 and helped the club win a league and cup double in the 2010-2011 season. He also made 48 appearances for the France national team. In an emotional tweet, which he captioned 'the final whistle', Cabaye shared a statement which read: 'It is with great emotion that after more than 17 years of passion, love for football, emotions greater than each other, memories that will forever remain serious in...
Buhari Appoints new Heads for Civil Defence and Correctional Service
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Buhari Appoints new Heads for Civil Defence and Correctional Service

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new heads for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Nigeria Correctional Service. The President replaced Abdullahi Muhammadu who retired from service after completing his term as commandant-general of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), with Abubakar Audi. Buhari also nominated Haliru Nababa as the new head of the Nigeria Correctional Service. A statement released by Mohammed Manga, a spokesperson for the interior minister, Rauf Aregbesola read; New Appointments: President Buhari Appoints Audi, Nababa as NSCDC, NCoS Bosses President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR has approved the appointment of Ahmed Abubakar Audi PhD, mni as the new Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) ...
Estranged wife and husband’s mistress ‘fight’ in DPO’s office while husband calmly watches
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Estranged wife and husband’s mistress ‘fight’ in DPO’s office while husband calmly watches

Footage showing the moment an estranged wife and her husband’s mistress got into an argument in the Isheri DPO's office has been made public. Katherine Daramola, 57, a US based lawyer, had accused her estranged husband Adetokunbo Daramola of abandoning her and their 4 children in the United States and returning to Nigeria where he got his mistress to start living with him in her house. Katherine further accused her husband, a businessman who executes contracts for the Lagos Inland Revenue Service (LIRS), and his mistress of conniving to illegally acquire their jointly-owned property in Lagos. The property in question is a twin duplex at Magodo, in Lagos. In 2010, Mr Daramola partly relocated to Nigeria where he began executing contracts for the Lagos Inland Revenue Service ...
Rohr gives condition for Ighalo’s return to Super Eagles
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Rohr gives condition for Ighalo’s return to Super Eagles

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has said Odion Ighalo can return to the team if he is playing well and also desires to represent the country again. Ighalo announced his international retirement shortly after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Since then, the 31-year-old has moved to Manchester United, where he spent the last year on loan. He has now left United to sign a two-and-a-half-year deal with Saudi Professional League club Al Shabab. “There’s no reason not to take him if he’s doing well. The question is if he wants to come back,” Rohr told the media today. “We hope so because he’s an experienced player. He can be very useful to his partners. We’re waiting but firstly he has to play.”
I’m not a politician, so I have no word for the opposition – Buratai reacts to PDP kicking against his nomination as an Ambassador
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I’m not a politician, so I have no word for the opposition – Buratai reacts to PDP kicking against his nomination as an Ambassador

Immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (Rtd) has reacted to the People's Democratic Party (PDP) kicking against his nomination as a non-career ambassador. Recall that the PDP had described the nomination as a plot to shield the ex-Service Chiefs from investigation over the “killing of innocent Nigerians and crimes against humanity” under their leadership. Addressing journalists after a special gala night organised for him by members of the 29th Regular Course Association of the Nigerian Defense Academy in Abuja on Saturday February 6, Buratai said he would not respond to PDP’s statement because he is not a politician. He said;   “It’s an honourable retirement and also an honourable appointment. “I’m not a politician, so I have no word for the oppo...
‘Man Utd need another winning run & it has to happen quickly’ – City now ‘odds-on favourites’, says O’Shea
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‘Man Utd need another winning run & it has to happen quickly’ – City now ‘odds-on favourites’, says O’Shea

The former Red Devils defender, who enjoyed five title triumphs during his time at Old Trafford, feels Pep Guardiola’s are the team to catch Manchester United “need to go on another winning run and it has to happen quickly”, says John O’Shea, with the Red Devils warned that arch-rivals Manchester City have become “odds-on favourites” for Premier League title glory. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has forced his side back into contention for a top-flight crown this season. Eight years have passed since United last savoured domestic dominance, with the loftiest of perches proving out of reach since Sir Alex Ferguson headed into retirement back in 2013.  
20 Generals May Go As Buhari Replaces Buratai, Service Chiefs
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20 Generals May Go As Buhari Replaces Buratai, Service Chiefs

No fewer than 20 members of courses 34 and 35 may proceed on retirement as the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday removed service chiefs and appointed a new set of officers to replace them. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari appoints new service chiefs,’ named officers who would head the nation’s armed forces. According to him, they include Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Major-General I. Attahiru; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, and the Chief of Air Staff, Air-Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao. Shortly after the appointment of the service chiefs, sources in the Nigerian Army told The PUNCH that the appointment of the new ser...
APC Welcomes Appointment Of New Service Chiefs
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APC Welcomes Appointment Of New Service Chiefs

We welcome the appointment of new service chiefs following the resignation and retirement of the outgoing service chiefs. We are confident that the new service chiefs will consolidate on the remarkable achievements of their predecessors in keeping the country safe and peaceful. The Party calls for public support for the new service chiefs as they perform their constitutional roles of protecting our country's territorial integrity and tackle emerging security threats. We also urge increased synergy among the armed forces in achieving these tasks. Recent incidents in the country has triggered quite divisive rhetoric in some quarters. It is counterproductive and dangerous to national security when we put ethnic spins to issues affecting us. In tackling security threats, we should...
Cristiano Ronaldo Talks About His Next Career After Football Retirement
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Cristiano Ronaldo Talks About His Next Career After Football Retirement

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has said he's considered acting as a possible career move once he's finished his playing career. The Portugal international is regarded as one of the best players of his generation, having won the Ballon d'Or on five occasions. Even at 34, he remains highly regarded, finishing third behind Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk in the FIFA Best Men's Player award and Ballon d'Or voting. Speaking about life after football, Ronaldo said he would like to move on from some of the world's biggest stadiums to the silver screen, per James Westwood of Goal: "I hope I live more than 50 years to learn new things and face different challenges and try to find solutions for them. One of the things that I seek to challenge myself in, for example, is acting in a ...
Klitschko Considering Coming Out Of Retirement At 44
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Klitschko Considering Coming Out Of Retirement At 44

Former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is considering making a stunning return to the ring at the age of 44, four years since he retired after losing to Anthony Joshua. However, it would require an offer of £75million to tempt the Ukrainian back into the ring. Klitschko ruled the heavyweight division during his professional career, which originally ran from 1996 to 2017 and saw him become world champion twice. His fight against Anthony Joshua at Wembley proved to be his last. Although he has always talked about a potential return, the idea of becoming the oldest world champion and breaking George Foreman’s record (45) seemed the only way to lure him back. Writing on social media, Klitschko said: “I’m sending nothing but positivity and prosperity to all of you,...
Anthony Joshua Hints on Retirement, Years of Fight Left
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Anthony Joshua Hints on Retirement, Years of Fight Left

World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua, has admitted he is nearing the end of his career, hinting that he has a maximum of five years left before retirement. The 31-year-old could be close to the most significant period of his career, with his camp in talks over two massive unification fights against Tyson Fury in 2021. Since he made his pro debut in 2013, Joshua has become a two-time champion. The Briton regained his WBA, IBF and WBO titles in a 2019 rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr and defended them with a knockout win over Kubrat Pulev last month. This isn’t the start of my career. I’m coming towards the end of my career,” Joshua told Sky Sports News. “I’m not someone who lives in the moment and thinks that everything is just like for now. I’m always planning ahead so I’...
Javier Mascherano retires aged 36
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Javier Mascherano retires aged 36

Former Liverpool and Barcelona star Javier Mascherano has announced his retirement from football after a glittering 17-year career. The 36-year-old dad-of-three revealed his decision on Sunday after his current side, top-flight Argentinian team Estudiantes de la Plata, continued their poor start to the season. A spell with West Ham introduced the anchor man to European football although his switch became embroiled in the Hammers' third-party ownership saga that cost the club a £5.5million fine. He moved to Liverpool in early 2007 and went on to make 139 appearances and become a star of the side under Rafa Benitez, before signing for Barcelona three seasons later. At the Camp Nou, Mascherano quickly settled to become an integral part of Pep Guardiola's imperious side. A d...
Ex-West Ham defender Collins confirms retirement
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Ex-West Ham defender Collins confirms retirement

  Former West Ham United defender James Collins has announced his retirement.   The Wales international, at 37, has declared he's hung up the boots. Collins has been without a team for over a year and has preferred to step away from the game. In his career, he made almost 300 appearances in the Premier League and participated in the 2016 Euros.  
Ojo Amos Olatunde confirmed as the substantive clerk of the National Assembly
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Ojo Amos Olatunde confirmed as the substantive clerk of the National Assembly

Ojo Amos Olatunde has been confirmed as the substantive clerk of the National Assembly by the National Assembly Service Commission.   Olatunde was appointed as acting clerk in July 2020 after the commission directed staff who have attained the age of 60 or 35 years in service to proceed on compulsory retirement.   NASC Chairman, Ahmed Amshi in a statement released on Friday October 3, revealed that Mr Olatunde was confirmed at a meeting held on Wednesday September 30. He further revealed that Bala Yabani has been confirmed as the deputy clerk of the National Assembly. Ibrahim El-Ladan has also been confirmed as Senate clerk, while Francis Akubueze has been confirmed as clerk of the House of Representatives.   Amshi said;   “The National Assembly ...
“The Vera of 2020 is not a socialite,” Sidika announces retirement
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“The Vera of 2020 is not a socialite,” Sidika announces retirement

Socialite Vera Sidika is not done showing off her curves; but thanks to recent photos, fans feel that she is no longer serving the Juicy juice as she did 6 years ago. In short, age is catching up. Anyway even before fans realized this, seems like Vera Sidika had already seen it coming hence her early retirement. Unlike before when she featured on popular music video; Vera has now decided to live a quiet life near those she loves. This is also one of the many reasons she opted to move back to her old town back in Mombasa. Speaking to SDE in a detailed interview, Vera went on to reveal that from now on her life will be based on the coast region where she grew up! According to Vera Sidika, she will be handling serious businesses from now on; and since she spent her youthful years...
356 Soldiers Apply for Voluntary Disengagement, Over “Loss of Interest” in the Army
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356 Soldiers Apply for Voluntary Disengagement, Over “Loss of Interest” in the Army

Atleast 356 soldiers have reportedly applied for voluntary retirement citing loss of interest in the Nigerian Army. Many of the soldiers are among the troops engaged in the decade-long war against Boko Haram in the Northeast, while others are from various other formations across the country. But apart from the 356 who are leaving for losing interest in the army, 24 others are exiting because they want “to take traditional title,” making a total of 380 soldiers, including two Master Warrant Officers and 28 Warrant Officers, voluntarily discharging from the army, according to sources with direct knowledge of the development. A document written by Gagariga on behalf of Buratai state’s that the soldiers’ disengagement date will take effect from January 3, 2021. The document rea...
American Held Captive in Lagos Hotel for 16 Months Rescued
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American Held Captive in Lagos Hotel for 16 Months Rescued

An American woman who was held in a hotel for 15 months against her wish by a Nigerian man she met on social media has been rescued by the police. Nigerian police spokesperson, Frank Mba said the retired civil servant arrived Nigeria on 13th February, 2019. The lady who is from Washington DC, was visiting 34-year-old Chukwuebuka Kasi Obiaku (pictured above), a native of Ikeduru local government area of Imo State who she met on Facebook. Obiaku was accused of forcefully collecting and taking control of her credit and debit cards as well as the operation of her bank accounts, including the receipt of her monthly retirement benefits and allowances over the period of fifteen (15) months. The statement read; “She was however rescued by Police operatives attached to the Intelligenc...
WWE Legend, Undertaker Announces Retirement From Wrestling
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WWE Legend, Undertaker Announces Retirement From Wrestling

WWE star The Undertaker has announced his retirement after claiming he has "nothing left to accomplish" in the ring. The 55-year-old made the announcement in the last episode of his documentary series 'The Last Ride'. The Undertaker has been performing the ring for years having made his WWE debut in 1990. He has gone on to win every championship and event possible while also having an incredible winning streak at Wrestlemania that only recently came to an end. But the star claimed that: "I'm at a point, it's time this cowboy really rides away. There's nothing left for me to conquer or accomplish. "The game has changed. It's time for new guys to come up. The time just seems right. "This documentary has helped me discover that and opened my eyes to the bigger picture and no...
‘How many black people do you see coaching?’ – Howard
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‘How many black people do you see coaching?’ – Howard

The defender has more Premier League appearances than any other foreign outfield player, but that wasn't enough to make him believe he could coach Former Everton and USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard says ex-team-mate Sylvain Distin told him he wasn't planning on going into management due to the lack of black coaches in the Premier League. Howard and Distin were teammates at Goodison Park from 2009 to 2015, as Distin made 210 appearances for Everton. In addition, the Frenchman played for the likes of Newcastle United, Manchester City, Portsmouth and Bournemouth before retiring in 2016. Distin made a total of 469 Premier League appearances, the most of any foreign outfield player and the 19th-most all-time. As retirement loomed, Howard says he tried to direct Distin towards coaching.
Amokachi Begs Nigerian to forgive Yakubu Aiyegbeni for 2010 World Cup Blunder Against South Korea
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Amokachi Begs Nigerian to forgive Yakubu Aiyegbeni for 2010 World Cup Blunder Against South Korea

Former Nigerian international, Daniel Amokachi, has pleaded with Nigerians to forgive former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni over the missed goal against South Korea at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. According to Amokachi, Nigerians have yet to pardon Aiyegbeni for over a decade he committed the blunder in front of an empty post. He explained that in football, it was a natural thing for great players across the world to mess up in front of goalkeepers. “It is not new in football. I have missed a good goal opportunity before. “Great players across the world had messed up in front of goalkeepers. “We need to forgive him [Yakubu Aiyegbeni] so that he can enjoy his retirement,” Amokachi told Brila FM. Meanwhile, Ayegbeni had since apologised to Ni...
Arsene Wenger rules himself out of running to become Arsenal chairman
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Arsene Wenger rules himself out of running to become Arsenal chairman

Former Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger has distanced himself from rumours that he could return to Arsenal to take up the vacant role as club chairman. The retirement of Sir Chips Keswick at the end of May after 15 years as Chairman means the club is without a chairman heading into the resumption of the 2019/20 season next week. Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown, who spent eight years playing for Wenger,  urged the club to appoint Wenger as chairman saying the Frenchman's return to the club at boardroom level would be 'special'. Keown told talkSPORT: 'It would be something special to see Arsene Wenger come onto the board. 'I don't think so somehow, I think he's said recently he doesn't want to do that, never saw himself as someone who would sit on the board, but they cou...
‘She is still very young’ – Oshoala deepens Enganamouit’s retirement confusion
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‘She is still very young’ – Oshoala deepens Enganamouit’s retirement confusion

The Nigeria striker has said that her former Cameroonian teammate is far from quitting football after Tuesday's retirement news Asisat Oshoala has deepened the confusion around Gaelle Enganamouit's retirement reports by delivering a contrary statement, claiming the Cameroon star was "misquoted". Cameroon's Enganamouit has been without a club since she mutually parted ways with Spanish side Malaga in April 2019 after a recurring injury since 2016 left her struggling for playing time. On Tuesday, June 9, which was her 28th birthday, she took to social media to announce her retirement from football, writing the “End Thanks for all” after informing close friends.
53 year old Mike Tyson Shows Off Toned Physique and Abs
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53 year old Mike Tyson Shows Off Toned Physique and Abs

Boxing legend, Mike Tyson has shown off his insanely toned physique while throwing his signature fast punches in a new video The 53-year-old former professional boxing champion was shirtless in the new video shared on Chinese social media site Weibo, as he threw punches while signalling he is back to boxing. Tyson recenlty came out to reveal that he was coming out of retirement to stage a boxing comeback for charity and uploaded a video on his instagram page last week showing him throwing his signature fast knock out punches. His rival, Evander Holyfield, who Tyson famously bit off his ear in 1997 during a fight, also came out last week to reveal he was coming out of retirement, with fans optimistic the pair could stage a mouthwatering fight. Tyson revealed he had t...
Athletic Bilbao Striker, Aritz Aduriz Announces his Retirement From Football at 39 Due to a Hip Injury
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Athletic Bilbao Striker, Aritz Aduriz Announces his Retirement From Football at 39 Due to a Hip Injury

Spanish and Athletic Bilbao striker, Aritz Aduriz has been forced to announce his retirement from football due to a hip injury. The 39-year-old, who spent most of his career with Athletic Bilbao, revealed that he made the decision to retire after doctors told him to get a prosthetic to replace his hip. “The time has come. Many times, I have said that football will leave you before you leave it,” the striker wrote on Twitter. “Yesterday, the doctors told me to go see the surgeon, sooner rather than later, to get a prosthetic to replace my hip and to try and go about my everyday life, as normally as possible. Unfortunately, my body has said ‘enough’. “I can’t help my teammates the way I would like to, nor the way they deserve. That is the life of a professional athlete. S...
Benatia full of praise for ‘impeccable’ new Morocco captain Saiss
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Benatia full of praise for ‘impeccable’ new Morocco captain Saiss

The 33-year-old has tipped the new Atlas Lions skipper for greatness Medhi Benatia has described new Morocco captain Romain Saiss as "impeccable". The 30-year-old Wolverhampton Wanderers defender was named the new Atlas Lions captain upon Benatia's retirement from the national team. Benatia decided to call time on his international career after last year's Africa Cup of Nations outing in Egypt in which the North Africans suffered a humiliating penalty shootout loss to Benin Republic in the Round of 16. Saiss has been capped 41 times for Morocco and played at the 2017 and 2019 Afcons as well as the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Onigbinde raps NFF on Rohr’s new contract
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Onigbinde raps NFF on Rohr’s new contract

National team handler Adegboye Onigbinde has described the quest to extend the contract of Gernot Rohr as coach of the Super Eagles by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as nothing but a ‘circus’. Rohr has been on the job since 2016 and it was under his watch that the Super Eagles qualified for both the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup and the Egypt 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). While the team failed to progress to the knockout stages of Russia 2018, they came out of Cairo with a bronze medal. The Octogenarian emphatically said his stand on Rohr should not be presumed as that of a job seeker, adding he is enjoying his retirement at 82 after contributing his quota to the development of Nigerian football. “When I  heard about the renewal of coach Rohr’s contract, I put up a...
Spain’s Oldest Person Maria Branyas, Survives Coronavirus at 113
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Spain’s Oldest Person Maria Branyas, Survives Coronavirus at 113

Maria Branyas, believed to be the oldest person in Spain, has survived the Coronavirus disease at the old age of 113. The retirement home in Spain where she has been staying released the statement, confirming she has recovered from the virus even though several other residents in the same retirement home died from the disease. The news of her recovery means Branyas has lived through the flu pandemic of 1918-19, the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War and 2020's Coronavirus pandemic. Maria Branyas, a mother of three who was born in the US, became infected in April at the Santa Maria del Tura care home in the eastern city of Olot, Spain. She has lived in Olot for the past 20 years, and fought Coronavirus off in isolation in her room. "She survived the disease and is doing fine," a s...
‘I’m Finished With Boxing’ – Floyd Mayweather Denies Claims He Could Come Out Of Retirement
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‘I’m Finished With Boxing’ – Floyd Mayweather Denies Claims He Could Come Out Of Retirement

Flamboyant retired boxer, Floyd Mayweather has insisted that he’s finished with boxing and has no plans to come out of retirement. There have been suggestions that Mayweather, who beat Conor McGregor in his last fight in 2017, could return to the ring to take on Adrien Broner. However, Mayweather dismissed the claims, saying he doesn’t want to face fighters who ‘sell-out little arenas’. Mayweather told Fight Hype: ‘These are just rumours. I’m retired. I’m finished with boxing. I stay in shape. ‘I am not retired from business. Would I fight with McGregor? People make $370million. I make that in one night. I made over $320m twice. It only took me 36 minutes or 28 minutes, something like that. ‘If this guy [Broner] wants to fight Floyd I say ‘you guys sell out little arenas...
Lagos mourns death of Justice Oluwa, says he was a ‘rare bred Lagosian’
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Lagos mourns death of Justice Oluwa, says he was a ‘rare bred Lagosian’

Lagos State Government has said that late Justice Isiaka Ishola Oluwa (Retd) would be remembered for his meritorious service and contribution to the growth of the state. Recall, that Justice Oluwa died today, Saturday, May 9, 2020, at the age of 102. According to a letter of condolence by Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, the deceased was an erudite and a rare bred “Lagosian.” The letter read, “On behalf of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, I wish to commiserate with the entire OLUWA family on the transition of our beloved Hon. Justice Isiaka Ishola Oluwa Retd at a ripe old age of 102 years on Saturday, 9th May 2020. “The news of the demise of our revered Judicial icon, Justice Oluwa is a mixture of sadness and happiness. Ha...
‘They should go for Batman too’ – Denilson slams Botafogo’s Robben approach
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‘They should go for Batman too’ – Denilson slams Botafogo’s Robben approach

The Fogao are keen to sign elite talent after barely escaping relegation in 2019 but the ex-Betis man feels their interest in Robben is ridiculous Former Brazil international Denilson has slammed Botafogo's efforts to lure Arjen Robben out of retirement, suggesting that the Rio club would have more luck in trying to add a superhero to their ranks. Robben retired from the game at the end of the 2018-19 season after a glittering career with the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Chelsea as well as the Netherlands national team. But at the end of April, the veteran winger suggested that he could be tempted back into the game at the age of 36.
Mike Tyson offered $1million to return to the ring
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Mike Tyson offered $1million to return to the ring

Former heavyweight champion, Michael Gerard popularly known as Iron Mike Tyson might be back to the ring. The New Yorker has been tempted with an offer of $1 million to come out of retirement by boxing promoter Brain Amatruda. Tyson, who retired in 2005 had earlier revealed that he is ready to return back to boxing ring as he has been training with Mix Martial Art genius Rafael Cordeiro, who is the head coach at Kings MMA in California for some weeks now. Amatruda might have given Tyson a lifeline to return to the ring with the $1 million offer to come out of retirement and fight ex-rugby players Paul Gallen and Barry Hall or All Blacks legend, Sonny Williams. Amatruda said: “I will hold it at Melbourne Arena where we can get over 10,000 or even Princes Park where they got 30,000 for Je...
Floyd Mayweather To Come Out Of Retirement In September For Fight Against Adrien Broner
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Floyd Mayweather To Come Out Of Retirement In September For Fight Against Adrien Broner

Former pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather is to come out of retirement in September for a fight against Adrien Broner. The 43-year-old, who retired from boxing in August 2017, announced his plans to return to the ring on social media last November. And reports claim 'Money' will face Broner in September with an exact date still to be determined amid the coronavirus crisis. Mayweather hasn't fought in a professional fight since his 50th victory over Conor McGregor in 2017, but he took part in an exhibition bout against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in December 2018. He confirmed another comeback when he took to Instagram to say: "Coming out of retirement in 2020." Broner, meanwhile, most recently lost to Manny Pacquiao in January 2019. The 30-year-old hasn't...
‘Maybe I would like to play again’ – Robben considered coming out of retirement
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‘Maybe I would like to play again’ – Robben considered coming out of retirement

It has been less than a year since the former Bayern Munich and Netherlands star hung up his boots, but he has been itching to get back in the game Former Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben says he has considered coming out of retirement from professional football. The ex-winger retired from the game last summer, bringing an end to an illustrious career that took him from Groningen to PSV, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. Robben won league titles in Netherlands, England and Spain before he settled down in Munich. The Oranje legend's career at Bayern was plagued by injury, but he spent a decade at the club and went on to lift eight Bundesliga titles and the Champions League crown. Last year, he was linked with a return to his homeland as both Groningen and PSV hoped to land...
Contributory Pensioners Lament Hardship In Osun State
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Contributory Pensioners Lament Hardship In Osun State

Another set of pensioners, Forum of Contributory Pensioners in Osun state, have lamented hunger and untold hardships occasioned by the refusal of the state government to release their retirement benefits. The pensioners comprise of Secondary schools teaching and non teaching of July 2016,The Pensioners expressed displeasure over the refusal of the state government to pay their retirement benefits after their years of services. According to the pensioners, the Contributory Pensioners that are being deprived of their retirement benefits are now terribly suffering from unimaginable degrees and dimensions of abject poverty. “Our prayers and humble appeals are that, the state government of Osun under the benevolent leadership of the Governor, should graciously put sufficient funds into...
Super Eagles will miss leaders Mikel and Ighalo – Etebo
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Super Eagles will miss leaders Mikel and Ighalo – Etebo

The Getafe midfielder concedes members of the country’s senior national team are still coming to terms with the retirement of the duo John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo remain a big miss for Nigeria, concedes Oghenekaro Etebo, with the Super Eagles still coming to terms with their retirement. After the Super Eagles clinched third-place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the duo drew the curtains on their international careers. Mikel, 32, was the first to bow out before Egypt 2019 top scorer Ighalo followed the path of the former Chelsea star.
President Buhari Swears-in new Head of Service, Folasade Yemi-Esan
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President Buhari Swears-in new Head of Service, Folasade Yemi-Esan

President Buhari today Wednesday March 4th, administered the oath of office on Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan as the new Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF). Recall that last Friday February 28th, President Buhari confirmed Yemi-Esan as Head of the Civil Service of the Federation and also approved the retirement of Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, the immediate past Head of Service who is currently being investigated for alleged misappropriation of funds.
Buhari Approves Retirement of Head of Service Winifred Oyo-Ita
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Buhari Approves Retirement of Head of Service Winifred Oyo-Ita

President Buhari has approved the retirement of head of service, Winifred Oyo-Ita who is currently being investigated over allegation of N3 billion contract scam levelled against her . Secretary of the government to the federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha confirmed the approval of Oyo-Ita's retirement in a statement issued by Olusegun Adekunle, the permanent secretary (general services) on Friday February 28. The President stated that he approved Oyo-Ita's retirement without prejudice to the on-going investigation against her. Folasade Yemi-Esan, who has been the acting head of service has also been appointed in substantive capacity. The statement reads in part; “In approving the retirement, President Muhammadu Buhari affirmed that it would be without prejudice to the on-going ...
Maria Sharapova Announces her Retirement From Tennis at the Age of 32.
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Maria Sharapova Announces her Retirement From Tennis at the Age of 32.

  Russian superstar, Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 32. The five-times grand slam champion and former world No 1 confirmed her retirement today in an emotional essay on vanityfair.com. “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known? How do you walk away from the courts you’ve trained on since you were a little girl, the game that you love – one which brought you untold tears and unspeakable joys – a sport where you found a family, along with fans who rallied behind you for more than 28 years? “I’m new to this, so please forgive me. Tennis – I’m saying goodbye.”   "Looking back now, I realize that tennis has been my mountain. My path has been filled with valleys and detours, but the views from its peak were in...
Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane Announces he’ll Resign as Police Plans to Charge him with Murdering his Estranged Wife
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Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane Announces he’ll Resign as Police Plans to Charge him with Murdering his Estranged Wife

Lesotho Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane has announced he will resign by the end of July, as police plans to charge him for the murder of his extranged wife, Lipolelo Thabane. Speaking on Thursday in  Maseru, Mr. Thabane announced he would be stepping down in July if “all the requisite preparations for my retirement are completed,” but he failed to comment on the case. His current wife, Maesaiah Thabane has already been charged with the murder. Maesaiah Thabane was arrested and charged earlier this month for the murder of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's estranged wife Lipolelo, who was shot dead near her home in Lesotho's capital, Maseru, on June 14, 2017. Maesaiah, who denies the charges and is on bail, appeared in the court briefly on Tuesday. "The prime minister is ...
Casillas Retires from Football
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Casillas Retires from Football

One of the greatest goalkeepers in recent history, Iker Casillas has called it quits from the sport after having announced his candidacy for the President of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). The goalkeeper who has not played a single game after surviving a heart attack back in May 2019, announced his decision to run for the President post on Monday through a Twitter post. According to Spanish media, FC Porto President Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa confirmed Iker Casillas' retirement as he told reporters on Tuesday that before announcing his candidacy, Casillas met the club President for lunch and informed him of his decision to end his career. "His attitude has excited me a lot. He has been impressive throughout his career, made in only two clubs, Porto and Real Madrid," Spani...
Bbnaija’s Mike Edwards’ Wife Announces Retirement From Athletics
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Bbnaija’s Mike Edwards’ Wife Announces Retirement From Athletics

Perri Edwards, wife of former BBNaija reality TV star, Mike Edwards, has announced her retirement from athletics. Perri made the announcement on Instagram where she revealed that she gave 20 years of her life to athletics which she’s now retiring from. Perri who recently went on vacation with her husband shared: “ANNOUNCEMENT:it’s the end of a chapter 20 years since I was first introduced to athletics as a little girl, 16 years as a professional athlete. I’ve decided to call it a day and hang up my spikes… Athletics has gave me many opportunities, including travelling the world and meeting many people. It’s been my life for 20 years but I’m ready to move on and look forward to my future ahead. Big thank you to those who have supported me fans,friends, sponsors and famil...
Vanessa Bryant Shares Heartbreaking Instagram Posts as Gigi Bryant’s Jersey is Retired
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Vanessa Bryant Shares Heartbreaking Instagram Posts as Gigi Bryant’s Jersey is Retired

Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant's jersey was retired by her private school and her mother Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram to share heartbreaking posts about it. Gigi was following in her father's footsteps as a basketball player before their tragic death in a helicopter crash. Following her death, her school, Harbor Day School held a retirement ceremony at the school's gym to retire her No. 2 jersey. On Instagram, grieving wife and mother, Vanessa Bryant shared photos and a series of videos from the ceremony held at the teenage basketball star’s middle school. The photos taken in the school’s gym show a portrait of Gigi next to a table with red and pink flowers arranged to spell out “Gianna.” The display also included a red floral arrangement of the number 2, for the one Gianna ...
Buhari Confirms Adeniran as Nigeria’s Surveyor-General
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Buhari Confirms Adeniran as Nigeria’s Surveyor-General

President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the appointment of Mr Taiwo Adeniran as the Surveyor-General of the Federation (SGOF). Mr Abu Michael, Head of Press and Public Relations, office of the SGOF, made this known in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja. According to Michael, the appointment was conveyed in a letter signed by Mr Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing. The letter was dated Jan. 29, 2020. Adeniran, before his confirmation, had acted as SGOF since Oct. 2019, following the retirement of Kurfi Muhammed, his predecessor. “The appointment is for a term of four years in the first instance and is renewable upon satisfactory performance,” the letter said.
Rohr Reveals why Victor Moses Dumped Super Eagles, Identifies Ighalo’s Replacement
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Rohr Reveals why Victor Moses Dumped Super Eagles, Identifies Ighalo’s Replacement

    Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, the has claimed Victor Moses retired from international football for football and age reasons. Rohr stated this in an interview with French radio station RIG 90.7FM. The German also pointed to Victor Osimhen as the replacement for Odion Ighalo, who retired from the national team after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. “We no longer have a big star, because John Obi Mikel retired, that Victor Moses also retired for family and age reasons in particular … and even our top scorer, Odion Ighalo, declared his retirement after the AFCON 2019. “We managed to find a scorer with Victor Osimhen and other playmakers: we have Samuel Chukweze who plays at Villarreal, the little Samuel Kalu from Bordeaux who plays very very wel...
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Floyd Mayweather Appears to Confirm Conor McGregor Rematch

Floyd Mayweather has appeared to confirm that a rematch with Conor McGregor will take place this year. The American undefeated boxer shared a poster of the pair with "Mayweather vs McGregor 2 2020". This comes hours after Conor 'The Notorious' McGregor defeated Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds on his UFC comeback. In 2017, Mayweather retired from boxing after defeating UFC star Conor McGregor to win his 50th professional fight. Two years later, he made an announcement to come out of retirement in 2020.  

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