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Photos of Police officer Hacked to Death by Rioting Commercial Motorcyclists in Lagos
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Photos of Police officer Hacked to Death by Rioting Commercial Motorcyclists in Lagos

The police officer who was hacked to dead by rioting commercial motorcyclists in the Ajao Estate area in Lagos state on Thursday, September 23, has been identified as Chief Superintendent of Police, Kazeem Abonde. Late Abonde and his officers had stormed the area to confiscate motorcycles parading the area when they were attacked by the motorcyclists. They overpowered him, took hold of his rifle which they used to kill him. The motorcyclists also burnt the patrol van of the police. A lawyer by profession, late Abonde was due to retire in a few months and was making arrangements to go back to his legal profession after his retirement. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
Manny Pacquiao backtracks on retirement plans just hours after announcement
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Manny Pacquiao backtracks on retirement plans just hours after announcement

Manny Pacquiao's future has been plunged back into uncertainty just a day after he confirmed his retirement from boxing. The serving senator and boxer announced his retirement from the sport on Monday September 20, in order to focus on his presidential ambition in Philippines. Speaking with actress Toni Gonzaga on her YouTube program Toni Talks, he said that his defeat by Ugas last month was the final fight of his 26-year, 72-fight professional career. "My boxing career? My boxing career is already over," Pacquiao said. "It's done because I've been in boxing for a long time and my family says that it is enough. I just continued [to box] because I'm passionate about this sport. "I will just support other boxers for us to have a champion again." However, an advisor to the fo...
BBNaija: I’ll just freestyle it – Saskay on relationship with JayPaul outside
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BBNaija: I’ll just freestyle it – Saskay on relationship with JayPaul outside

Evicted Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, Saskay has revealed plans for her relationship with JayPaul outside the house. Saskay and Yousef were evicted on Sunday during the live eviction show. When asked of her future plans with JayPaul outside the house, Saskay told Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, BBNaija official host that she would just freestyle outside the show. Saskay said: “Honestly, I don’t know what will happen with JayPaul, I’ll just freestyle it.” On her projects outside the house, Saskay said she will start up her lipgloss brand. “My first two projects outside the house will be to start up my lipgloss brand and also build a retirement home.” Recall that Saskay and JayPaul were a romantic couple in the house before JayPaul’s eviction last Sunday....
Former Chelsea and Senegal Striker Demba Ba Retires from football at 36
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Former Chelsea and Senegal Striker Demba Ba Retires from football at 36

Former Chelsea and Senegal striker, Demba Ba has announced his retirement from football at the age of 36. Demba Ba made the announcement via his social media accounts almost a month after he left Swiss Super League club Lugano. In a post on Twitter, Ba wrote: "It is with a heart filled with gratefulness that I announce the end of my playing career. "What a wonderful journey it has been. Beside all the sweat and tears I have faced, football has given me so many beautiful emotions. From the passion of the fans and the noise coming from the stands after every goal to the connection with my teammates on and off the field , this will forever remain in my head and heart. "I wanna thank everyone I've crossed paths with and helped me grow, every club and manager for given me an opportu...
Pique drops retirement hint in Barcelona future vow
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Pique drops retirement hint in Barcelona future vow

No decision has been made by the experienced defender on whether 2021-22 will be his final season, but that may end up being the case Gerard Pique has hinted that the 2021-22 campaign could be his last, with the World Cup-winning defender vowing to retire as a Barcelona player. Spells at Camp Nou are set to bookend a remarkable career for the 34-year-old centre-half, with time in the famed La Masia academy ranks followed by a four-year stint at Manchester United. Pique has been back at Camp Nou since 2008, taking in 568 appearances for Barcelona, and as talk builds of him becoming a possible club president of the future, thoughts are starting to turn towards life after football.
Gomes announces shock retirement ahead of World Cup qualifier
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Gomes announces shock retirement ahead of World Cup qualifier

Ricardo Gomes has quit the Cape Verde national team, hours before their World Cup qualifier against Nigeria on Tuesday. The Cape Verdean Football Federation had claimed the Partizan Belgrade star left the squad due to injury worries. However, Gomes has confirmed his international retirement. In a statement today, the 29-year-old who missed the 1-1 draw against the Central African Republic, said: “It is public knowledge at the moment that I am playing for Partizan FK club that participates in the Serbian championship. “However, during these years I have always honoured the calls, even in situations where professionally it would be advisable to refuse or temporarily abdicate our selection, placing our selection above my personal and professional ambitions and the ambiti...
Bale back in Wales squad to end international retirement talk
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Bale back in Wales squad to end international retirement talk

The Real Madrid star had dropped hints that he could rule himself out of contention for selection, but he remains very much part of the fold Gareth Bale, who is enjoying a fresh start back at Real Madrid this season, has been included in the latest Wales squad to bring any talk of international retirement to a close. The 32-year-old hinted ahead of Euro 2020 duty that he could be writing the final chapters in a career with his country that has delivered 96 caps. He has, however, "got the bug back" and national team coach Rob Page expects a talismanic figure to remain part of his plans through to the 2022 World Cup.  
Asamoah Gyan: Ghana legend not ready for retirement as he reveals new ambition
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Asamoah Gyan: Ghana legend not ready for retirement as he reveals new ambition

The forward talks about his objectives for the upcoming football season after a tough 2020-21 Veteran Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan is not looking to bow out of the game just yet, despite a frustrating 20/21 season. Back home in the Ghana Premier League after 17 years abroad, the 35-year-old endured a difficult time with Legon Cities, battling with injuries for the most time of the campaign as the club fought relegation. He made just six appearances for the Accra-based club and failed to find the back of the net, heightening calls for a retirement from the beautiful game.
LeBron James Becomes first active NBA Player with $1 Billion in Career Earnings
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LeBron James Becomes first active NBA Player with $1 Billion in Career Earnings

LeBron James has become the first NBA player to make $1 billion while still active in the sport. The news comes after Space Jam: A New Legacy, which James starred in and produced, enjoyed a whopping $31.6 million in revenue its opening weekend. According to Sportico, James has earned $330 million in his playing salary alone since being drafted in 2003. The 36-year-old has reportedly made another $700 million off the court through endorsements deals, merchandise, licensing, and his media production company, SpringHill Co. His current endorsement deals, which include partnerships with AT&T, Beats Electronics, Blaze Pizza, GMC, Nike, PepsiCo, Rimowa, and Walmart garner over $100 million every year. Sportico compared James’ historic earnings to Michael Jordan’s who, of course,...
Oyo State Government uncovers 41 ghost workers
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Oyo State Government uncovers 41 ghost workers

The Oyo State Government has detected 41 ghost workers on its payroll as 341 others with irregular records opt for voluntary retirement. The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, July 21, said the Implementation Committee of the Oyo State 2019/2020 Civil/Public Servants Audit and Payroll Re-engineering/Validation Exercise has recommended the removal of the 41 staff classified as “No Show” by the consultants. "The consultants had indicted 602 officers and recommended them for removal from the payrolls but the Implementation Committee affirmed 41 ghost workers; cleared 40 others of any infraction; uncovered 10 deaths; 170 systematic retirements; and affirmed the option of voluntary retirement by 341 others wi...
Ex-world number nine Bacsinszky retires from tennis
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Ex-world number nine Bacsinszky retires from tennis

Timea Bacsinszky, the former world number nine, announced her retirement from tennis on Friday, with the 32-year-old Swiss saying it was time to turn the page. Bacsinszky won an Olympic silver medal in the women’s doubles at the Rio 2016 Games, teaming up with Martina Hingis. She has not played since September 2019 in Seoul — her singles career finishing with a 6-0, 6-0 defeat to Kristie Ahn of the United States — and her world ranking had dropped to 517 by the time of her retirement. She suffered a back injury and then the Covid-19 pandemic stopped her momentum when a comeback seemed on the cards. “I am retiring from professional sport today but I will never forget the sparkles I had in my eyes,” she said on Instagram. Bacsinszky’s best Grand Slam performances came at t...
Footballer, Arjen Robben retires for the second time at 37 after battling injuries 
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Footballer, Arjen Robben retires for the second time at 37 after battling injuries 

Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from football after a 21-year playing career. The former Dutch international made over 300 appearances for Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich, and won a league title in every country he played in. But, the 37-year-old has struggled with injuries after coming out of retirement in 2020 and rejoining boyhood club Groningen in 2020. He endured a seven-month absence last season after making his second debut. Robben also made 96 appearances for the Dutch national team and is the ninth-most capped Netherlands international. In a heartfelt statement, Robben said: “I have decided to stop my active football career. A year ago I announced my comeback as a FC Groningen player. I embarked on this adventure with great energy and enthusiasm. ...
Toni Kroos Announces Retirement, reveals next plan
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Toni Kroos Announces Retirement, reveals next plan

Germany and Real Madrid midfielder, Toni Kroo on Friday announced his retirement from international football. Kroos said he planned in the next few years to place his full concentration on Real Madrid. The 31-year-old made the announcement in a tweet through his official Twitter page. His retirement comes a few days after Germany was knocked out of the ongoing Euro 2020 by England. “I have played 106 times for Germany. There will not be another time,” Kroos tweeted. He added, “I had already made the decision to retire after this tournament [European championship] for some time. “It had been clear to me for a while that I will not be available for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. ”Mainly because I want to focus fully on my goals with Real Madrid for the next few years. ...
Chelsea star Thiago Silva out to emulate AC Milan icon Maldini by playing into his 40s
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Chelsea star Thiago Silva out to emulate AC Milan icon Maldini by playing into his 40s

The Brazil international defender is 36 years of age, but he is showing no sign of slowing down and has no retirement plans Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has expressed a desire to emulate the efforts of AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini by playing on into his 40s. The vastly-experienced Brazil international will turn 37 in September, but he has committed to a 12-month contract extension at Stamford Bridge and is showing no sign of slowing down. Champions League glory was savoured with the Blues last season and, as he now chases down a Copa America crown with his country, Silva has no imminent retirement plans in place.
Court reinstates Osun High Court’s Justice Oloyede
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Court reinstates Osun High Court’s Justice Oloyede

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has on Tuesday reinstated Justice Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede of the Osun State High Court. DAILY POST recalls that Justice Oloyede was unjustly retired by the National Judicial Council (NJC) in 2016. Her retirement came when she was petitioned by the Osun Civil Societies Coalition for her failure to conduct herself in a manner preserving the dignity of her office, impartiality and independence of the Judiciary. The NJC, in suspending Justice Oloyede, stated that it found that she had conducted herself in a manner inimical to the dignity of her office as well as impartiality and independence of the judiciary when she sent a petition against then Governor of the state, Rauf Aregbesola, and his deputy to the State House of Assembly. She had als...
Toni Kroos ‘to retire from German national team’ at 31 after Euro 2020 exit
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Toni Kroos ‘to retire from German national team’ at 31 after Euro 2020 exit

Toni Kroos has reportedly played his last game for Germany and is set to announce his international retirement.   The 31-year-old Real Madrid midfielder previously said he does plan to sstretch out his playing career late into his thirties. It now appears Kroos will keep to his word with German outlet Bild reporting that the footballer is ready to step away from the national team after Euro 2020.   Kroos played every minute at this tournament for Germany but could do little to stop Joachim Low's team from their 2 - 0 defeat to England in the round of 16.   'It was an even game until England's opener,' he said afterwards.   'Both teams cancelled each other out. We got out of a tough group, but it hurts a lot to go home now.'   The Real ...
Twitter ban: “We won’t vote for any politician above 65 in 2023” – Banky W
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Twitter ban: “We won’t vote for any politician above 65 in 2023” – Banky W

Nigeria singer, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has described as ”clueless” the Federal government’s decision to suspend Twitter operations in the country. Banky in a series of tweets via his Twitter account said the government cannot stop kidnapping and other vices plaguing the country but they can come out to ban Twitter. He further urged Nigerians to shun voting any politician older than 65 into power during the 2023 elections since the retirement age in Nigeria is 65
Former Arsenal striker, Nicklas Bendtner announces his retirement from football at 33
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Former Arsenal striker, Nicklas Bendtner announces his retirement from football at 33

Former Arsenal, Juventus, and Wolfsburg forward Nicklas Bendtner has announced his retirement from football at the age of 33. The ex-Denmark international, who made 81 caps and scored 30 goals for his country over 12 years from 2006-2018, most recently played for Tarnby FF's 'M+32 Old Boys' team. Bendtner enjoyed a spell at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger from 2005-2014, where he scored 45 goals in 171 appearances. 'I miss it every day, but I am also aware that there is an end date in this job. I think I'll spend a lot of time understanding that it's really over now,' Bendtner told Bendtner & Philine on Discovery +. 'Now I will find something else that gives me what football has given me in all the years. Yet the 33-year-old then went on to reveal that he is taking his coa...
Germany World Cup Winner, Sami Khedira Announces Retirement from Football at 34
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Germany World Cup Winner, Sami Khedira Announces Retirement from Football at 34

World Cup-winning Germany midfielder, Sami Khedira has announced his retirement from football at the end of the 2020-21 season. The 34-year-old, who currently plays for Hertha Berlin, will play his last game against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday May 22. Khedira joined Hertha in February after five-and-a-half years with Serie A giants Juventus, where he won five Scudettos and three Coppa Italia titles. Prior to that, he enjoyed five seasons at Real Madrid, claiming one LaLiga title and the Champions League in 2013-14 and the Bundesliga with Stuttgart. He made 77 appearances for Germany and was an important part of the squad that won the 2014 World Cup. In a post on Instagram, Khedira confirmed that Hertha's season finale against Hoffenheim on Saturday will be h...
Buffon has offers to play on at 43 after announcing he will leave Juventus
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Buffon has offers to play on at 43 after announcing he will leave Juventus

The World Cup-winning goalkeeper has not made a decision on his future yet, but retirement plans could be put on hold once more Gianluigi Buffon has offers to prolong his playing career at the age of 43, with the World Cup winner preparing to sever ties with Juventus at the end of the season. The legendary goalkeeper has revealed that he will be leaving Turin for a second time when the 2020-21 campaign comes to a close. He has stopped short of announcing his retirement, and moves are being made to ensure he has his gloves back on next term.
Antonio Valencia: Mourinho, Rooney, Van Persie, others react as Ex-Man Utd Captain Retires
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Antonio Valencia: Mourinho, Rooney, Van Persie, others react as Ex-Man Utd Captain Retires

  New AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, was among the first persons to pay tribute to Antonio Valencia after the former Manchester United captain announced his retirement from football on Thursday. Valencia, who joined Mexican side, Queretaro in November 2020, has now ended his playing career. Mourinho coached Valencia, who spent ten seasons at Old Trafford during their time together at Man United. Reacting, Mourinho was quoted by Metro UK as saying, “Antonio a pleasure to work with you and I wish you all the best. “You have been a champion and I only have good memories of my captain … 3 cups that you have raised cannot be removed. Big hug. JM.” On his part, Wayne Rooney’s message to Valencia read: “Congratulations on a great career mate. Good luck in the next chap...
Buhari Nominates Justice Garba as Chief Judge of FCT High Court
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Buhari Nominates Justice Garba as Chief Judge of FCT High Court

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Hon. Justice Salisu Garba as the acting Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court. Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Justice Tanko Muhammad had in January 2021 swore-in Justice Garba as acting CJ of FCT High Court following the retirement of Justice Ishaq Bello as CJ of the FCT High Court. Senate President Ahmad Lawan read Buhari’s letter of request on the floor during plenary om Tuesday April 20.
Alex Smith announces his retirement
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Alex Smith announces his retirement

Alex Smith, the veteran quarterback who shocked the football world by returning to the field last year after a devastating leg injury, announced in an Instagram video that he is retiring. The 36-year-old Smith made clear that he is happy that he is now able to leave the game his own way, and not on a stretcher, as it appeared he was going to when he suffered that leg injury in 2018. “Two years ago I was stuck in a wheelchair, staring down at my mangled leg, wondering if I would ever be able to go on a walk again or play with my kids in the yard,” Smith said. “On a routine play, I almost lost everything. But football wouldn’t let me give up. Because, no, this isn’t just a game. It’s not just what happens between those white lines on a Sunday afternoon. It’s about the challenges an...
NBA star, LaMarcus Aldridge Abruptly Retires From Basketball due to an Irregular Heartbeat
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NBA star, LaMarcus Aldridge Abruptly Retires From Basketball due to an Irregular Heartbeat

NBA star,  LaMarcus Aldridge abruptly announced his retirement from basketball over concerns about an irregular heartbeat he experienced during the last game he played. The 35-year-old seven-time All-Star and five-time All-NBA First-Team member disclosed his decision in a statement on Thursday, April 15, via his social media accounts. He had recently joined the Brooklyn Nets in the middle of the season after more than four years with the San Antonio Spurs. "My last game, I played while dealing with an irregular heartbeat. Later on that night, my rhythm got even worse which really worried me even more," he wrote. "The next morning, I told the team what was going on and they were great getting me to the hospital and getting me checked out. "Though I’m better now, what I fe...
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...

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