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EPL: Kroenke Reveals his Plans for Arteta after Poor Season
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EPL: Kroenke Reveals his Plans for Arteta after Poor Season

  Arsenal owner, Stan Kroenke, is planning to back manager Mikel Arteta seriously in the summer market. The American billionaire will not sack the under-fire Spaniard despite the Gunners’ disastrous season. Instead, Kroenke will sanction a free-spending summer transfer window, according to the UK Sun. Arsenal crashed out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage to Villarreal. Arteta’s men are now unlikely to qualify for any European football next season, as they currently sit in ninth place in the Premier League. Fans have begun calling for the coach’s head, but Kroenke doesn’t agree, and is convinced that the former midfielder is the right man to lead the club forward. It is claimed that at least two or three big-name players will arrive at the Emirates t...
Police Intercept 753 Live Ammunition meant for General-Purpose Machine Gun in Ebonyi
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Police Intercept 753 Live Ammunition meant for General-Purpose Machine Gun in Ebonyi

The Nigeria Police Force has said that police officers in Ebonyi State intercepted about 753 live ammunition meant for General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG). Spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba disclosed this in a statement released on Sunday May 2. Mba said the weapons were concealed in a sack being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki in Ebonyi State, to Umuahia in Abia State. The statement read; The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command have intercepted 753 live ammunition of General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) concealed in a sac being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki, Ebonyi State to Umuahia in Abia State. The intelligence-driven covert operation, which led to the interception and rec...
Nigerian Lady claims She was Defiled by her Father’s superior inside the Barracks on her 11th Birthday
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Nigerian Lady claims She was Defiled by her Father’s superior inside the Barracks on her 11th Birthday

A Nigerian lady has shared the sad story of how she was allegedly defiled by her father's superior in the barracks when she was celebrating her 11th birthday. In a post shared on her Twitter handle, the lady with the name @LADEmie, said she was hawking Kunu, a locally made nutritious drink, to help raise money for her family's upkeep when the superior allegedly lured her into his office and defiled her in 1998. ''I was raped my by father's superior In the military at my 11th birthday. He threatened to sack my dad if I told anyone. He could have killed me. I was 11, while I was hawking kunu to feed my family. He promised to buy my goods and I entered his office. We were in the barracks. If I didn't sell Kunu, we wouldn't eat. My dad's salary was nothing. It's been...
I Didn’t See it coming – Tuchel reacts to Tottenham’s sacking of Mourinho
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I Didn’t See it coming – Tuchel reacts to Tottenham’s sacking of Mourinho

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that he was surprised to see Tottenham sack manager, Jose Mourinho, insisting that he didn’t see the move coming. Mourinho was sacked on Monday following Tottenham’s Premier League 2-2 draw with Everton last Friday night. The decision to sack Mourinho came just days before Tottenham’s EFL Cup final tie against Manchester City on Sunday. Reacting to the development, Tuchel told a press conference as quoted by Sport Review: “More or less I am always a bit surprised when it happens [a managerial sacking]. “We are all competitors, and we all try to beat each other, but in the end, we wish every manager has a good atmosphere and is in a good state and place to work. “It never feels good as another manager when someone is sacked, but i...
DSS Should Recommend Pantami’s Sack Now — CSO
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DSS Should Recommend Pantami’s Sack Now — CSO

A civil society group, Concerned Nigerians, on Monday, urged the Department of State Security, DSS, to recommend the sacking of Nigeria’s Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Sheikh Isa Pantami, to President Muhammadu Buhari. The recent public outcry against Pantami’s alleged support for Al-Qaeda had sparked fresh calls for the resignation of the Minister from the Federal Executive Council. However, the CSO said the call was not just about the removal of Pantami from office, but it was about protecting the “interest of Nigeria”. The convener, Concerned Nigerians, Prince Deji Adeyanju, said this in a letter addressed to the Director-General of DSS, Mr Yusuf Magaji Bichi, in Abuja. He said, “We write to bring to your notice numerous publications in the media about S...
Money Printing Scandal: PDP asks Buhari to sack finance minister, Zainab Ahmed
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Money Printing Scandal: PDP asks Buhari to sack finance minister, Zainab Ahmed

The People's Democratic Party has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed for “attempting to mislead Nigerians” over allegations of the federal government printing N50-60 billion to support states’ allocations in March. Recall that while Zainab Ahmed denied claims of the federal government printing money for states to share,  Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele said "there's no need for all the controversy around money printing as the concept of printing of money is about lending money." However in a statement released on Friday April 16 by PDP's spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party said "the admission by CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, that the apex bank has been printing money at the bidding of governme...
Tottenham Take Final Decision on Sacking Mourinho after 3-1 Defeat to Man United
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Tottenham Take Final Decision on Sacking Mourinho after 3-1 Defeat to Man United

  Tottenham Chairman, Daniel Levy has reached a decision over the future of manager Jose Mourinho after Spurs’ 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, according to Voetbal 24. The report says that the club hierarchy has decided to keep the Portuguese for next season simply because it will cost too much to sack him. The Portuguese, who took over from Mauricio Pochettino in 2019, is currently under significant pressure at the club following a series of poor performances by the team. Tottenham were beaten convincingly by Manchester United on Sunday afternoon making their chances of finishing top this season slimmer. Spurs still have the League Cup final to play which could be the only source of silverware this season. It has previously been reported that Levy wil...
Jose Mourinho Gets Sack Warning
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Jose Mourinho Gets Sack Warning

Jose Mourinho has been given a sack warning as his Tottenham side take on Manchester United in a Premier League top-four battle. Former Portsmouth manager, Harry Redknapp warned the Portuguese that missing out on the top-four would put ‘real pressure’ on him. Tottenham is currently seventh in the table but could close the gap on fifth-placed Chelsea to just two points with victory over United on Sunday afternoon. Redknapp noted that the match is a ‘must-win’ for Mourinho. According to the former Tottenham boss, Chairman of the club, Daniel Levy and majority owner Joe Lewis will accept nothing less than a Champions League next season. Redknapp said former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United boss must get a result against the Red Devils. “I don’t know about that ...
Why Tottenham May Avoid £30m Mourinho Pay-off if he is Sacked
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Why Tottenham May Avoid £30m Mourinho Pay-off if he is Sacked

Tottenham Hotspur may have to pay less than the reported £30million in pay-off, if they decide to sack Jose Mourinho as manager this summer, Daily Mail reports. Rumours had claimed Mourinho would be due a huge compensation if the club decided to sack him ahead of his contract expiring in 2023. The former Manchester United and Chelsea boss is said to be earning around £15million a year with Spurs and with no break clause, chairman Daniel Levy would have to stump up the remainder of his expected salary should he choose to let the manager go. However, Mourinho’s payout is dependent on Tottenham’s league position and if the club qualifies for Europe. Failure to reach the Champions League or Europa league would see his entitlement reduced in the event he was to lose his job....
Abandoned 4-day-old Baby Found Crying in Bush in Delta community
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Abandoned 4-day-old Baby Found Crying in Bush in Delta community

A 4-day-old baby was found crying in a bush in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. It was gathered that the newborn baby, placed on a white blanket and sack, was found in the bush along Ododegho Road on Thursday April 1, 2021. King West Abraham, who shared the photos on Facebook, said the baby has been registered in an Orphanage Home. "Thanks to Karo Ojachiere and Mrs Queen for helping out to Save this 4 days old Baby that was found Crying at Ododegho road this morning!!!!," he wrote. "After all done in the Police station and Welfare office respectively she has finally been registered in an Orphanage Home !!! "My questions to the lady who threw the baby away is !!!Why you go carry belle when u nor go keep ????"
Bandits Sack Niger Community, Rustle Several Cattle, Sheep
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Bandits Sack Niger Community, Rustle Several Cattle, Sheep

With barely four days after armed bandits invaded the Joint Security TaskForce Camp in Allawa in Shiroro local government area of Niger state, killing five Soldiers and a Mobile Policeman, the entire Allawa community has been sacked by gunmen. The gunmen who were said to be numbering about 100, arrived the community at about 2:00am Sunday morning devoid of their usual sporadic shooting into the air to scare the people and operated in a relax atmosphere for over four hours. A source close to the community told Daily Sun on telephone that the entire cattle and sheep in the community were taken away by the gunmen. According to him, though nobody was killed, the people flee in different direction into the bush as the gunmen freely moved from house to house and dispossessing the pe...
I’ll Continue my Job Calmly – Pirlo Plays Down Sack Calls after Juve Loss
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I’ll Continue my Job Calmly – Pirlo Plays Down Sack Calls after Juve Loss

  Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo has responded to the speculations that he might be sacked after a disappointing Champions League result on Tuesday night. The call for Pirlo’s sack grew in Italy on Tuesday after Juventus failed to take advantage of Porto being reduced to 10 men in the early minutes of the second half of the game. Porto had Mehdi Taremi sent off in the 54th minute after a second yellow card for kicking the ball away in frustration. Porto made it to the quarter-finals after a dramatic match that went to extra time. The Portuguese side opened scoring after 19 minutes with Sergio Oliveira firing in from the spot. Federico Chiesa equalised for the home side 4 minutes into the second half with a curling shot from a tight angle down the left flank. The ...
NDLEA Recovers 27 Rifles from two Criminals in Niger State
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NDLEA Recovers 27 Rifles from two Criminals in Niger State

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Niger State Command have recovered 27 new rifles from two suspects during a routine stop and search operation in Kontagora area of the state. The suspects identified as Danjuma Auta, 35, and Daniel Danrangi, 25, both male and from Dirin Daji, Sakaba Local Government Area of Kebbi State, were arrested along Kontagora – Zuru road, Niger state on Monday night, March 1. According to the Niger state Commander of the Agency, Mr. Aloye Isaac Oludare, the duo were arrested with 12 locally fabricated AK 47 rifles and 15 locally fabricated pistols. The rifles were concealed in a white sack while on a motorcycle to an unknown place when they were arrested. “Kontagora where the weapons were seized is about 107 kilometers fr...
Primate Ayodele Foresees Results of Nigeria vs Benin Republic, Lesotho, Sack of Juventus Manager, Others
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Primate Ayodele Foresees Results of Nigeria vs Benin Republic, Lesotho, Sack of Juventus Manager, Others

  The leader of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele says that God has revealed to him, results of upcoming qualifying matches between Nigeria and Benin Republic and Lesotho. He also predicted that Italian champions, Juventus, English side, Crystal Palace, Enyimba of Aba, among others, will sack their coaches. Ayodele also warned the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick against resigning from the position. He says that the Super Eagles will reach the quarter final of the next FIFA World Cup “if Pinnick remains as the president.” “The lord says he shouldn’t resign his position as the President, with him as the President of NFF, Super Eagles will thrive and get to the quarter final in the world cup. He should wait till ...
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel speaks on being sacked
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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel speaks on being sacked

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said it does not matter whether he signs a long or short term contract, adding that the club will still sack him if they don’t like him. Tuchel led Chelsea to a 1-0 win against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16 first leg in Spain on Tuesday night. The victory means that the German has not tasted defeat as the Blues manager. The former Paris Saint-Germain manager also revealed that the board of the former Premier League and Champions League holders are demanding that he plays and gets the best out of their two expensive players Kai Havertz and Timo Werner. Asked about his short term contract, the German said, “It affects me, but in a very positive way,” Tuchel told Ferdinand 5 Live podcast. “I didn’t like it at first...
Mourinho now Leads Premier League Sack Race after 2-1 Defeat to West Ham
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Mourinho now Leads Premier League Sack Race after 2-1 Defeat to West Ham

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, is now leading the Premier League sack race following their dramatic slump in form, according to SportsMail. Spurs have lost five of their last six league fixtures. The North Londoners have also been dumped out of the FA Cup by Everton. Mourinho’s lost 2-1 to West Ham on Sunday and that defeat has seen the Portuguese’s odds cut from 7/2 to 23/10 with both Betfair and Paddy Power. A title challenge looked a possibility before Christmas but Spurs’ torrid run has seen them slump to ninth place, with even European qualification far from guaranteed. They, however, have a chance at winning silverware, as they face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on April 25. This week, the Spurs will take a healthy 4-1 lead into t...
West Ham vs Tottenham: Levy to Decide Whether to Sack Mourinho in Summer
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West Ham vs Tottenham: Levy to Decide Whether to Sack Mourinho in Summer

  Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, will wait until this season ends, before deciding on Jose Mourinho’s future as manager of the club, ESPN reports. Mourinho is under increasing pressure at the North London side after they slumped to ninth place in the Premier League. The Spurs have lost four times in their last five games. It is believed it would cost Levy around £30 million to sack Mourinho since he has a contract without a break clause until the summer of 2023. But it is not just the financial situation that is delaying a decision over the 58-year-old. Tottenham faces Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final in April and Mourinho can continue to fend off criticism, by insisting Spurs have a chance of winning silverware for the first time since 2008.
Bauchi State Govt Demolishes House Where arms and Ammunitions were Discovered
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Bauchi State Govt Demolishes House Where arms and Ammunitions were Discovered

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has ordered the demolition of a house where over 1,000 rifles were discovered in a densely populated part of the Bauchi metropolis. The governor, who was represented by his Chief of Staff Dr Ladan Salihu during the exercise on Wednesday, February 17, in Bauchi, said the arms were concealed in a sack along with military and Immigration uniforms in one of the rooms in the house located at Anguwan Mahaukata. Governor Bala Mohammed said arms and ammunitions are supposed to be kept by the army or police in their armory, not in a house in densely populated area. "The ammunitions discovered can wipe out the people living in the area and this is a threat to peace in the state. The people of the area should remain calm as government is d...
2023: Tension As PDP NWC Considers Sack Of Secondus
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2023: Tension As PDP NWC Considers Sack Of Secondus

Members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are plotting the removal of National Chairman Uche Secondus owing to lack of confidence in his ability to lead the party to victory in 2023, The Nation has learnt. The plot gathered steam on Tuesday during a meeting of the PDP NWC. Sources at the meeting said many of the NWC members, during the tension-soaked meeting pushed for removal of Secondus, who has been having a running battle to remain in office. A very reliable source at the meeting disclosed that the NWC members were unhappy with Secondus’ handling of issues in the party, which they said has not made the party play its role as a viable alternative or opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). It was gather...
Leipzig vs Liverpool: I Don’t Need a Break – Klopp
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Leipzig vs Liverpool: I Don’t Need a Break – Klopp

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has debunked rumours that he could leave the club and insists he does not need a break. Last weekend, Klopp admitted the Reds would not be able to defend their Premier League title, following a 3-1 defeat against Leicester City. Liverpool have now lost three consecutive league games and sit 13 points behind leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand. There were reports that Klopp could leave Anfield, but ahead of their Champions League clash against RB Leipzig, he remained defiant about his future. “Did I get the sack or did I leave by myself? Neither,” he said. “I don’t need a break. Privately, we had a tough time, that was a much longer time already and we always deal with it as a family 100%. “I am 53. I have worked ...
Chelsea to Continue Paying Frank Lampard £75,000-a-week Salary
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Chelsea to Continue Paying Frank Lampard £75,000-a-week Salary

  Chelsea will continue to pay their former manager, Frank Lampard, his £75,000-a-week salary till the end of the season unless the Englishman decides to take a new managerial job, according to The Sun. The Premier League club sacked Lampard on January 25, 2021, and appointed Thomas Tuchel as their new manager. The Blues didn’t decide to pay up the remainder of Lampard’s contract following his sack and have kept his weekly salary on the wage bill. Lampard would have to forfeit the wages should he decide to take up a new managerial role before the end of the 2020/21 season. Lampard guided Chelsea to a fourth-place finish last season on the Premier League table and secure a Champions League spot after spending 18 months in charge of the club. The 42-year-old was li...
Sack Policemen Who Also Impregnate Women Out Of Wedlock – Okei-odumaki Urges IGP
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Sack Policemen Who Also Impregnate Women Out Of Wedlock – Okei-odumaki Urges IGP

The President, Women Arise for Change Initiative, Joe Okei-Odumakin, has urged the Inspector-General Police, Mohammed Adamu, to sack all policemen who impregnated women out of wedlock. Okei-Odumakin was reacting to the sacking of an unmarried female corporal, Olajide Omolola, who was dismissed for getting pregnant. The activist, who spoke on a PUNCH Live programme on Thursday, described the dismissal of Omolola as “pure discrimination”. According to her, many male operatives in the Nigeria Police Force have at one time or the other impregnated ladies whom they were not married to. She stressed that the Force must respect the equality of rights, and accord same regard to both genders in the Force. Okei-Odumakin said, “It is quite insensitive. The decision of the police au...
IGP Orders Probe Of The Sack Of Unmarried Pregnant Policewoman In Ekiti
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IGP Orders Probe Of The Sack Of Unmarried Pregnant Policewoman In Ekiti

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has called for an investigation into the report of an unmarried police officer, Olajide Omolola, who was recently dismissed from service for getting pregnant. Omolola who passed out of the Police Training School on April 24 2020, was sacked because she got pregnant out of wedlock and a letter with reference number CJ:4161/EKS/IY/Vol.2/236, DTO:181330/01/2021, was sent to an OC in Ekiti state for her to be made to return all police properties. The letter also asked that her salary should be stopped immediately. Her dismissal was hinged on a section of the Police Act that bars unmarried policewomen from getting pregnant while in service. The section has since been repealed in the amended Police Act that was signed into law by President ...
Steven Gerrard Slams Chelsea Over Frank Lampard Sack
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Steven Gerrard Slams Chelsea Over Frank Lampard Sack

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has slammed Chelsea F.C for not been patient with former manager Frank Lampard. The Englishman was fired as manager of Chelsea due to the poor performances delivered by the team. The Liverpool legend has shown his displeasure for the fact that the club did not stick with their manager during a crisis. "I'm gutted for Frank, he's an ex-friend of mine, someone I respect greatly. Knowing the guy he'll be back before no time. "He'll dust himself down and he'll get ready to get back involved. I think he'll use this time to spend with his family, he's obviously got a young family and one on the way. "I'm disappointed for him. I thought it was a very swift exit on the back of a positive result at the weekend. "I don't know how it's been with hi...
Governor Wike Commends Buhari On Sack Of Service Chiefs
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Governor Wike Commends Buhari On Sack Of Service Chiefs

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing new Service Chiefs for the country. Governor Wike noted that even though the appointments came late, the President should be commended for listening to the voice of the people. He challenged the new appointees to see their appointments as an opportunity to re-engineer the nation's security architecture which has suffered tremendous setback in the last five years. " The new Service Chiefs should not politicise security by aligning with politicians. "What the country needs now is competence and professionalism that will reduce insecurity to the barest minimum, " he stated. Governor Wike noted that Nigerians who lost confidence in the former Service Chiefs are looking up to th...
Fans Convinced Frank Lampard Will Get Sacked After Blaming Chelsea Players In Post-Match Interview
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Fans Convinced Frank Lampard Will Get Sacked After Blaming Chelsea Players In Post-Match Interview

  Frank Lampard was slammed by football fans for the post-match interview he gave following Chelsea's 2-0 defeat to Leicester City. Fans are convinced Lampard won't survive the season after blaming the attitude of his Chelsea players on Tuesday. His side slumped to their sixth Premier League defeat of the campaign with the 42-year-old taking aim at his team's performance at the King Power Stadium. He told Sky Sports: "Beaten by the better team. They were sharper than us, ran more than us and they looked in form - we looked out of form." First-half goals from Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison condemned the Blues to their second league defeat since the turn of the year. Lampard continued: "There were quite a lot of moments where our sharpness wasn't there, those are mom...
Sack All Your Cabinet Members, Aides, They Have Failed – Okorocha To Buhari
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Sack All Your Cabinet Members, Aides, They Have Failed – Okorocha To Buhari

Former Governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sacked all the Minister’s and presidential aides he appointed to help him run the government as they have failed to perform their duties. He made the call Wednesday in Lafia when he paid a condolence visit to Governor Abdullahi Sule in Government House and the family of the late Nasarawa State Chairman, Mr. Phillip Tatari Shekwo who was murdered by gunmen. According, to him, “President Muhammadu Buhari should fire the people he hired to work for the country, because they have failed and are not performing in the national assignments assigned them. “He should do the needful to save the nation from the insult on the leaders. The people are angry with the recent events in the country...
Chevron Nigeria To Sack 25% Of Workforce
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Chevron Nigeria To Sack 25% Of Workforce

Chevron Nigeria Limited has said it will slash its workforce by 25 per cent as it is reviewing its manpower requirements in the light of the changing business environment. CNL disclosed this on Friday in a statement entitled ‘Chevron Nigeria Limited reviews workforce in accordance with business exigencies’. The oil major said it would continue to evaluate opportunities to improve capital efficiency and reduce operating costs. CNL’s General Manager Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Esimaje Brikinn, said, “The aim is to have a business that is competitive and have an appropriately sized organisation with improved processes. “This will increase efficiency and effectiveness, retain value, reduce cost, and generate more revenue for the Federal Government of Nigeria.” Acc...
Jose Mourinho Is The Fourth Most Likely Premier League Manager To Be Sacked First
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Jose Mourinho Is The Fourth Most Likely Premier League Manager To Be Sacked First

Jose Mourinho is the fourth most likely manager to be sacked first this season after Tottenham Hotspur's opening day defeat. Spurs lost 1-0 to Everton on Sunday afternoon as Dominic Calvert-Lewin's header condemned Mourinho to his first opening day loss in the Premier League. While there is plenty of time for the 'Special One' to turn it around, Oddschecker have revealed he currently sits at 33/1 to get the sack. The most likely is West Ham United boss David Moyes, who oversaw a 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Saturday evening. Check out the full odds for every Premier League manager per GIVEMESPORT: 20. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) - 100/1 19. Chris Wilder (Sheffield United) - 35/1 18. Mikel Arteta (Arsenal) - 35/1 17. Carlo Ancelotti (Everton) - 33/1 16. Ole Gu...
FG Rejects Plans By Multichoice To Sack Nigerian Workers
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FG Rejects Plans By Multichoice To Sack Nigerian Workers

The Federal Government on Monday said it would not tolerate any move by South African company, Multi­Choice, to lay off Nigerian workers in its employ under any guise. This followed a meeting between the management of the National Broadcast­ing Commission (NBC) and the management of Multi­Choice on Monday. The commission had summoned MultiChoice over the planned increase on some DStv and GOtv packages which takes effect from today despite a similar increase three months ago. According to Multi­Choice, in a message to sub­scribers, DSTV Premium would move from N16, 200 to N18,400; Compact Plus from N10,925 to N12,400; Compact from 6,975 to 7,900, and for users of GOtv Max, they would have to pay the sum of N3,600 from 3,280. The latest increase comes amid a subsisting order of t...
Juventus Sack Maurizio Sarri After Champions League Exit
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Juventus Sack Maurizio Sarri After Champions League Exit

Juventus have sacked head coach Maurizio Sarri a day after being knocked out of the Champions League in the last-16 stage to Lyon, according to Sky in Italy. The former Chelsea and Napoli boss only took charge of Juventus in June last year, signing a three-year contract at the time, and led the side to a ninth consecutive Serie A title last month.
Buhari Considers Sack, Prosecution Of Ibrahim Magu
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Buhari Considers Sack, Prosecution Of Ibrahim Magu

Barring last minute reprieve, Ibrahim Magu, acting Chair­man, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), may not only be on his way out of office, but also may be looking towards days of accounting for alleged infrac­tions preferred against him by Abubakar Malami, the Attor­ney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Saturday INDEPENDENT can exclusively report. Impeccable presidency sources said on Friday that President Muhammadu Bu­hari had given Malami approv­al to investigate and prosecute Magu following his memo­randum, where he itemised 22 weighty allegations against the EFCC chairman, who has occupied the office for nearly five years in acting capacity. The sources said the EFCC chairman will temporarily hand over the anti-graft agency to the next mos...
Sack Security Chiefs– Fani-Kayode to Buhari
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Sack Security Chiefs– Fani-Kayode to Buhari

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack all his Service Chiefs. Fani-Kayode made the call while faulting the query Buhari issued to Services Chiefs yesterday, following the continued killings in Nigeria. In a tweet, the former Minister said the President should be courageous enough to sack his Service Chiefs and not just query them. He tweeted: “Don’t just query your Service Chiefs but muster the courage to SACK them! Be bold, decisive and strong! “People are being slaughtered all over the country. They have failed WOEFULLY and a change of guard is needed. Don’t you know that our blood is red and that NIGERIAN LIVES MATTER too?” Buhari had yesterday said he would no longer tolerate excuses...
Non-performing Service Chief Should be Sacked — Senate President, Ahmad Lawan
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Non-performing Service Chief Should be Sacked — Senate President, Ahmad Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Thursday June 11, called for the sack of underperforming service chiefs. The senate president made the comment after Borno North senator, Abubakar Kyari raised a point of order over the massacre of over 81 people in Gubio village, part of the district he represents.   Ahmad said; “The Senate has passed several resolutions on the insecurity in the country with all stakeholders carried along, but the issue has persisted.” “The stand of the Senate should be that people who have performed in office should be allowed to stay in such office." The federal government was also urged to deploy the armed forces and other security agencies to beef up personnel around the Lake Chad shores. The is coming ahead of a meeting between the leaders...
Niger State NYCN Ask Buhari To Sack Godswill Obioma As NECO Registrar And Replace With A Northerner
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Niger State NYCN Ask Buhari To Sack Godswill Obioma As NECO Registrar And Replace With A Northerner

The Niger State chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency fire the newly-appointed Registrar/Chief Executive of National Examinations Council, NECO, Professor Godswill Obioma. The Council urged Buhari to remove Obioma and replace with a candidate from the host community (Niger state) or from Northern Nigeria. Making the call in Minna, the NYCN state chairman, Comrade Bello B. Shariff, said in the 21 years of NECO’s existence, the host state has been relegated to the background in appointing who sits at the helm of affairs of the examination body. Seated alongside other officials of the organization at a press conference, Shariff stated, “the struggle and agitation will continue until justice and f...
Brescia Sack Mario Balotelli After He Skipped Training For 10 Days
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Brescia Sack Mario Balotelli After He Skipped Training For 10 Days

Controversial footballer, Mario Balotelli has reportedly been sacked by his club Brescia after he skipped training for ten days. Reports in Italy on Saturday morning claimed Brescia owner Massimo Cellino sent the controversial footballer a letter requesting the termination of his three-year contract at the club after he failed to show up for training when lockdown restrictions were eased. The 29-year-old former Manchester City and Liverpool player was contracted to Brescia until 2022, following the £160,000-per-week deal he signed with his hometown club back in August 2019. It was reported that his contract with Brescia was set to be terminated at the end of the 2019/20 campaign. But according to Football Italia and Gazzetta dello Sport, his contract with the club has now ...
Chevron To Fire 6,750 Staff In A Major Sack
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Chevron To Fire 6,750 Staff In A Major Sack

The United States super oil major, Chevron Corporation, has slated 6,750 staff for sack in one of the biggest global mass disengagement of work force. The mass sack, the company with third biggest Joint ventures in Nigeria said, represents a cut of between 10 per cent and 15 per cent of its worldwide workforce as part of an ongoing restructuring at the second-largest U.S. oil producer. Spokeswoman for Chevron, Veronica Flores-Paniagua, confirmed this, while maintaining that Chevron, which has 45,000 employees, expects to remove about 10 to 15 per cent of its global staff to “match projected activity levels.” The oil producer previously disclosed a 30 per cent reduction in its 2020 spending and some voluntary job cuts amid this year’s sharp drop in oil prices and lower demand for ...
COVID-19: We Won’t Sack Workers — LASG
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COVID-19: We Won’t Sack Workers — LASG

The Lagos State Executive Council yesterday approved the revision of the state’s 2020 budget from N1,168.6bn earlier approved by the state House of Assembly in December 2019 to N920.5bn. The review was in response to the Coronavirus pandemic which has triggered global economic downturn. According to the state Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Sam Egube, the review represents 21 percent reduction in the previous estimate. While briefing newsmen at the state secretariat Alausa, the Commissioner explained that the COVID-19 pandemic has metamorphosed into economic pandemic which has necessitated the “reordering” of the budget. The reviewed budget is expected to be transmitted to the state House of Assembly for consideration and approval. The commissioner was however ...
Mother Ties Up Her Son In Sack Over Evil Spirit Allegations (Video)
Crime

Mother Ties Up Her Son In Sack Over Evil Spirit Allegations (Video)

A middle-aged woman, simply identified as Iya Ayo, was arrested for tying up her 10-year-old son, Ayo, in a sack and locking him up in a wardrobe for four days in the Fesojaye community, Owode, in Osun State. The woman reportedly tied up her son last Thursday until on Sunday May 16 when a neighbor heard his cry for help. The neighbor immediately alerted the leaders of the community who in turn alerted the police, The woman was arrested and her son freed. When interrogated, Iya Ayo who is separated from Ayo's father, said her son was possessed with an evil spirit and was in the habit of stealing people's money. Confirming the incident to LIB, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Yemisi Opalola, said the woman was arrested and made to sign an undertaking never to ma...
Mother Ties up Her 10-year-old Son in a Sack for Four Days Over Allegations he is Possessed with an Evil Spirit
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Mother Ties up Her 10-year-old Son in a Sack for Four Days Over Allegations he is Possessed with an Evil Spirit

A middle-aged woman, simply identified as Iya Ayo, was arrested for tying up her 10-year-old son, Ayo, in a sack and locking him up in a wardrobe for four days in the Fesojaye community, Owode, in Osun State, The woman reportedly tied up her son last Thursday until on Sunday May 16 when a neighbor heard his cry for help. The neighbor immediately alerted the leaders of the community who in turn alerted the police, The woman was arrested and her son freed. When interrogated, Iya Ayo who is separated from Ayo's father, said her son was possessed with an evil spirit and was in the habit of stealing people's money. Confirming the incident to LIB, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Yemisi Opalola, said the woman was arrested and made to sign an undertaking never to ma...
Coronavirus: British Airways To Sack 12,000 Employees
Business

Coronavirus: British Airways To Sack 12,000 Employees

British Airways is to make up to 12,000 staff redundant in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The airline has cut 94 per cent of its flights and its parent company, IAG, lost almost half a billion pounds in the first three months of 2019, with much heavier losses expected. As a result, British Airways has begun consulting with unions representing pilots, cabin crew and ground-based staff over redundancies for almost 30 per cent of employees in future. The scale of the proposed redundancies indicate that British Airways intends to trim its flying schedule by one-quarter. Cuts are likely to be more substantial at Gatwick than at BA’s main base, Heathrow. Alex Cruz, BA’s chief executive and chairman, said: “Yesterday, British Airways flew just a handful of aircraft out o...
NIMASA: I Am Not Aware Of Peterside’s Sack – Amaechi
Politics

NIMASA: I Am Not Aware Of Peterside’s Sack – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said he is unaware of the alleged sack of the Director-General (DG) of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside. There was an unconfirmed report that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Bashir Jamoh as the new DG of the agency. Jamoh is the executive director of administration and finance in NIMASA. Peterside’s tenure expires on the 10th of March, 2020 Our correspondent monitored a morning show on television on Thursday where the Minister of Transportation reacted to the news of the sack. On the alleged sack of Peterside and his replacement by Jamoh, Amaechi said: “I am not aware. As of yesterday when I spoke to the DG of NIMASA, he was in the office and they ha...
Oshiomhole Appeals Judgement Suspending him as APC National Chairman
Politics

Oshiomhole Appeals Judgement Suspending him as APC National Chairman

Adams Oshiomhole has filed an appeal against the Federal High Court judgement which sacked him as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The former Edo State Governor appealed his sack on 4 grounds. He faulted the “whole ruling” of the trial court which granted the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction, In the appeal which has Mustapha Salihu, Anselm Ojezua, Sani Gomna, Oshawo Steve, Fani Wabulari, and Princewill Ejogharado as respondents, Oshiomhole stated that the trial court erred in law and arrived at a wrong conclusion which occasioned a miscarriage of justice when it decided that his performance as APC national chairman would interfere with the party membership rights of the first to sixth respondents in the suit, at the interlocutory stage. ...
The War has just Begun – Wilder Sends Fresh Message to Fury
Sport

The War has just Begun – Wilder Sends Fresh Message to Fury

Dethroned WBC champion, Deontay Wilder, has declared that “the war has just begun” and has vowed to become a world champion again. The American lost to Tyson Fury last weekend in a seventh round stoppage in Las Vegas. Wilder has since blamed the weight of his ring-walk costume, for his first ever defeat. Although there were reports he could sack trainer Mark Breland for throwing in the towel, Wilder has since admitted that his corner had his best interests at heart. He is expected to take up his option for a third fight with Fury, and in a video posted on social media, he promised to rise “like a phoenix from the ashes”. “Your king is in great spirits. We will rise like a phoenix from the ashes and regain the title. I’ll see you in a few months, for the war has just begu...
Ekiti State Government Dismisses 3 Teachers Arrested for Raping their Students
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Ekiti State Government Dismisses 3 Teachers Arrested for Raping their Students

The Ekiti State government has dismissed the three public secondary school teachers who were recently arrested for raping three students. The State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) Chairman, Mr Babatunde Abegunde confirmed the sack of the teachers after an emergency plenary held in Ado Ekiti. Adegunde stated that Ajibola Gbenga and Olaofe Abiodun, both of All Souls Grammar School, Ado Ekiti and Mr Olaitan Adeyanju of Osi Community High School, Osi Ekiti, were dismissed for sexual molestation and bringing the state into disrepute. He disclosed that the randy teachers were first queried and interrogated at the school level before repeating the process at the commission. Adegunde added that the Commission’s Disciplinary Committee recommended the sack of the teachers after con...
Certificate Forgery: Senate Says They Can’t Sack Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo
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Certificate Forgery: Senate Says They Can’t Sack Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo

The Senate has clarified that Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo remains a member of the upper chamber for now despite the certificate forgery which denied him a chance to become Bayelsa State deputy governor. The Supreme Court stopped David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress from being inaugurated as Bayelsa State governor, along with Degi-Eremienyo, on the eve of his inauguration after the latter submitted forged certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission. Spokesman for the Senate, Godiya Akwashiki, said on Friday that Degi-Eremienyo’s place in the upper chamber was not under threat. Akwashiki told one of our correspondents that the Supreme Court did not address the issue of his senatorial status while delivering judgment on the Bayelsa governorship ele...
We Can’t Sack Service Chiefs Now – Presidency
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We Can’t Sack Service Chiefs Now – Presidency

The Presidency on Tuesday broke its silence over the persistent calls for the sack of the service chiefs’, saying “this is not the right time to sack head of security agencies”. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha disclosed this in Abuja at a book launch while fielding questions from journalists. “You don’t sack people like that. There are processes and I believe that, at the opportune time, those processes will be followed. You don’t just wake up and say sack people, it doesn’t happen like that,” he said.
APC Vs PDP: Davido Reacts To Supreme Court Sack Of Bayelsa Gov-Elect, Lyon
Politics

APC Vs PDP: Davido Reacts To Supreme Court Sack Of Bayelsa Gov-Elect, Lyon

Sensational Nigerian Singer, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido has expressed shock over the decision of Supreme Court Judgement in Bayelsa governorship election. Mycelebrityandi reports that Justice Mary Odili in a unanimous judgement on Thursday sacked David Lyon as governor elect of Bayelsa state over presentation of forged certificate by Degi-Eremieoyo to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) The apex court upheld the November 12, 2019, judgement of a Federal High Court in Abuja, which disqualified Degi-Eremieoyo from participating in the governorship poll. The apex court then ordered INEC to issue fresh certificates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Reacting, Davido took to his Twitter page criticizing the Supreme Court Judgement. He wrote: ...
Ihedioha Hires 30 Lawyers, Begs Supreme Court To Sack Hope Uzodinma
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Ihedioha Hires 30 Lawyers, Begs Supreme Court To Sack Hope Uzodinma

A former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha has hired 30 lawyers to present his case as he asks the Supreme Court to review its earlier judgement sacking him. On Wednesday he also asked the Supreme Court to reinstate him as the duly elected governor of Imo state and sack Hope Uzodinma. This is coming three weeks after the Supreme Court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo State. On January 14, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun delivered the lead judgment and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the governorship contest that held on March 9, 2019. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Ihedioha said he filed an application yesterday, with only one prayer: that the earlier decision be set aside. He said he had already hired over 30 law...
Nigerians React as Pastor Adeboye Tells his Son to Sack his Secretary
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Nigerians React as Pastor Adeboye Tells his Son to Sack his Secretary

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye ignited the wrath of Twitter users after he recalled how he told his "son" to sack his secretary because he told him that he is excited to resume at work every Monday because he will get to see his secretary. According to the RCCG General Overseer, he told his son to sack his secretary because no one is worth his marriage. He went on to admonish married men and women on spending time with people who are not their spouse. The disclosure which came off a tweet, sparked off a controversy as some Nigerians called him out for making an "innocent lady lose her job". Here is the tweet and some reactions to it below;

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