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Europa League: Arteta Gets Warning to either win Trophy or be Sacked
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Europa League: Arteta Gets Warning to either win Trophy or be Sacked

  Former Tottenham Hotspur striker, Darren Bent, has warned Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, that he could be sacked if he fails to win the Europa League this season. The Gunners are struggling to qualify for Europe through the Premier League, as they currently sit ninth place and four points behind Spurs who occupy the last spot. However, they could qualify for the Champions League if they win the Europa League outrightly. “Yes, this season has been really inconsistent. But I don’t want Arsenal to become a club where they keep sacking managers. At some stage you’ve got to give someone a little bit of time. “The FA Cup win papers over a lot of cracks and if Arsenal go out of the Europa League and finish 10th or 11th, I think he could be out of a job,” Bent told talkSP...
Lampard Speaks on Rejecting new Jobs Since he was Sacked at Chelsea
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Lampard Speaks on Rejecting new Jobs Since he was Sacked at Chelsea

Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has revealed that he has rejected several management offers. Lampard was sacked at Stamford Bridge after only 18 months in charge. He has since been replaced by former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain boss, Thomas Tuchel. However, Lampard is still being eyed by a few teams, but the ex-England midfielder feels the opportunities have not been quite right. “Nobody wants to lose their job. But when you go into this career, it can happen, no matter how good you think you are. “It’s given me a lot more time to be at home. It’s been great to be around the family. “I’ve had some opportunities that have come up in the last six weeks, two months, that have been flattering, but not the right thing. They were not quite right,” Lampard s...
Tuchel vs Lampard: Michael Essien Names right Manager for Chelsea
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Tuchel vs Lampard: Michael Essien Names right Manager for Chelsea

Former Chelsea midfielder, Michael Essien, has named Thomas Tuchel as the ‘right’ manager for the Blues ahead of his predecessor, Frank Lampard. Essien disclosed this ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie against FC Porto on Wednesday night in Sevilla. Tuchel replaced Lampard at Stamford Bridge after the Englishman was sacked by Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, last January. “I have to be proud of him [Frank Lampard] for what he did because I think he did a very good job [at Chelsea],” Essien told talkSPORT. “He brought several young players through, so I think he did a good job. He did very well. “But it’s the business of football. If the results aren’t coming, then the manager pays for it, but he should be very proud of himself. “Knowing Fr...
I Sacked The Commissioner For Environment, Tamuno Because He Didn’t Know The Limits Of His Powers – Wike
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I Sacked The Commissioner For Environment, Tamuno Because He Didn’t Know The Limits Of His Powers – Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike has explained why he sacked his Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Igbiks Tamuno. Wike who explained the reason behind the sack while signing contracts for Trans-Kalabari Road project phase one and Saakpenwa-Bori -Kono Road project phase two at the Government House, Port Harcourt, said Tamuno wrote construction giant Julius Berger, to stop work in the entire state without his approval. The Governor also disclosed that the sacked commissioner never interfaced with the Ministry of Works before writing the letter. He said; “I don’t know how a commissioner can write to a company to stop work without my approval. And Julius Berger in that matter, to stop construction in the entire State, I have never heard of such thing before. I didn’t know that commissioners ...
Governor Wike sacks Commissioner for Environment
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Governor Wike sacks Commissioner for Environment

Rivers state Commissioner for Environment, Dr Igbiks Tamuno has been sacked by Governor Wike. Why Tamuno was sacked is still unclear at the moment, but The Nation reported that he was holding a press briefing at his ministry when he got wind of the development. He has been directed to submit government’s documents and property in his possession to the Permanent Secretary in the ministry.
Mason Mount: Thomas Tuchel has vindicated Frank Lampard – Gareth Southgate
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Mason Mount: Thomas Tuchel has vindicated Frank Lampard – Gareth Southgate

England boss, Gareth Southgate  has suggested that Thomas Tuchel’s continued use of midfielder, Mason Mount at Chelsea has vindicated sacked manager, Frank Lampard. Southgate and Lampard’s loyalty to Mount has been questioned in some quarters and the England boss noted the criticism they received for continuously fielding the player is no longer coming because new Chelsea boss, Tuchel is also a fan of the midfielder. According to Southgate, Mount is only now getting the credit he deserves because Tuchel now manages him at Chelsea and not Lampard. Southgate is a huge admirer of the 22-year-old and has named him in his starting XI for the seventh straight games for England. After managing Mount at Derby County and then Chelsea, Lampard was accused of favouritism when he conti...
Abia By-Election: Ikpeazu Sacked PDP Candidate, Ebisike Over Corruption, Incompetence
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Abia By-Election: Ikpeazu Sacked PDP Candidate, Ebisike Over Corruption, Incompetence

Mr Chimaobi Ebisike, who is now candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming Saturday March 27 Aba North/South by-election, was in 2020 sacked by the Abia State government as chairman of the COVID-19 Task Force for Aba Zone, over alleged corruption and incompetence. Ebisike as Chairman of the Task Force was charged with the responsibility of leading the fight against the deadly virus and ensuring that protocols put in place by government and health bodies are fully complied to or enforced to the fullest. His sack and sudden dissolution of the Abia COVID-19 Task Force, in 2020, by the governor, was following a string of allegations of corruption, glaring incompetence and harassment of residents by the COVID-19 team. Several sources in the Abia State Govern...
Man Shares Screenshot of Text Message he Got From his Rapist Complaining about Losing Everything after the Case was Reported
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Man Shares Screenshot of Text Message he Got From his Rapist Complaining about Losing Everything after the Case was Reported

A Twitter user has taken to the platform to share a screenshot of the text message he got from his rapist. In the screenshot he shared, the rapist was complaining about being expelled from the university he is schooling in, getting sacked from work and not being allowed to come home by his father. The rapist ended the text message by stating that he doesn't deserve getting all he has gotten so far. See the text message below;
Male Teacher Sacked after Comparing Schoolgirls Who go to Prom to ‘Prostitutes’ and ‘Kardashian Clones’ on his Secret Blog
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Male Teacher Sacked after Comparing Schoolgirls Who go to Prom to ‘Prostitutes’ and ‘Kardashian Clones’ on his Secret Blog

A male teacher, Alexander Price, 43, has been sacked after comparing schoolgirls to ‘prostitutes’ and ‘Kardashian clones’ on his secret gossip blog. Price who teaches at Denbigh High School in north Wales had a blog that he operated anonymously called ‘The Provoked Pedagogue’ where he documented his thoughts like a diary. In one article titled ‘The Problem With Prom’, Price called the event ‘a shallow, vacuous affair, about nothing more than who has spent the most on looking nice’. He said the girls would spend ‘nine out of 12 months’ planning for prom when they should be learning. Price, who teaches Design and technology, then shockingly said girls who went to prom ended up looking like a cross between ‘Eastern European prostitutes and trans-human Kardashian clones’. ...
Bayer Leverkusen Sack Coach Peter Bosz following poor run of Four Defeats in five Games
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Bayer Leverkusen Sack Coach Peter Bosz following poor run of Four Defeats in five Games

Bayer Leverkusen has sacked coach Peter Bosz after a poor run of results left them sixth in the Bundesliga. His departure comes after Sunday's 3-0 defeat at Hertha Berlin, Leverkusen's fourth loss in their last five games in all competitions. Bayern Leverkusen have 40 points after 26 games, seven points behind fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt and the Champions League qualifying places. Hannes Wolf, who was in charge of Germany's Under-18 side, will replace Bosz, while former Leverkusen midfielder Peter Hermann has been appointed assistant coach. 'Bayer 04 Leverkusen have reacted to the negative trend of the past few weeks and released head coach Peter Bosz with immediate effect,' the club said in a statement. 'Given the developments on the pitch over recent weeks, we ha...
Arteta Expresses Interest in Managing PSG
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Arteta Expresses Interest in Managing PSG

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has expressed an interest in coaching Paris Saint-Germain in future. Arteta sent one year on loan at PSG between 2001 and 2002. During his spell in France, he won the Intertoto Cup before leaving Barcelona for Rangers. His history with the Ligue 1 club has led to links with a possible return. Arteta was in December mentioned as a potential candidate when Thomas Tuchel was sacked, before Mauricio Pochettino was appointed. “I love Paris, I love Paris,” Arteta told BeIN Sports FR. “I have very good memories from over there. It was my first club as a professional. The club is always in my heart. “You never know, but I have a lot of work to do (at Arsenal).”  
Jorginho Takes Swipe at Lampard, Hails Tuchel
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Jorginho Takes Swipe at Lampard, Hails Tuchel

Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho, has taken a veiled swipe at the club’s manager, Frank Lampard, and hailed his successor, Thomas Tuchel. Jorginho lauded the work of Tuchel and aimed a thinly-veiled criticism of Lampard’s ‘long balls’. Tuchel replaced Lampard at Stamford Bridge last January after the Englishman was sacked. Chelsea are unbeaten in 14 games under Tuchel, moving up to fourth place in the EPL table and into the quarter-finals of the Champions League and the semi-finals of the FA Cup. However, Tuchel’s appointment has been particularly beneficial for Jorginho, who has become a key starter under the German, having been a bit-part player under Lampard. “The coach wants us having control of the game, playing from behind, even when the pressure comes,” Jorginho told ...
Jurgen Klopp’s agent reacts to rumors of his exit from Liverpool despite winning Champions League and Premier league
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Jurgen Klopp’s agent reacts to rumors of his exit from Liverpool despite winning Champions League and Premier league

Despite winning the UEFA Champions league and English premier league in the last two seasons, there have been reports that Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp could be sacked at the end of the season, but his agent has now come out to address those rumors. Klopp has delivered Liverpool's sixth European Cup and first Premier League crown during his five-year reign, but a disastrous premier league title defence in 2020-21 has seen the Reds drop to sixth in the table, leading to question marks over the German's future. His agent Marc Kosicke has now come out to rule out the possibility of him departing the club this summer. “He's not finished with his work in Liverpool,” Klopp's agent told Sport1. “There is no back door open because Jurgen still has a three-year contract with the Red...
Robinho Gets 9-year Jail Term Over Role in Gang Rape
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Robinho Gets 9-year Jail Term Over Role in Gang Rape

Former Manchester City and Real Madrid star, Robinho, has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a gang rape in 2013. The Brazilian was accused of raping a woman in her 20s at an Italian nightclub eight years ago. The 37-year-old was originally found guilty in 2017 before he was sentenced in December of last year. Robinho chose to appeal the verdict, which has now been upheld in Milan’s Court of Appeal. However, according to Globo, new details have since emerged in the Court of Appeal, alleging that the former AC Milan star and his representatives ‘attempted to deceive investigators’ by providing different accounts on ‘previously agreed facts’. The Court of Appeal added that the footballer ‘belittled’ and ‘brutally humiliated’ the woman. Robinho’s team...
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 ...
Sex-For-Marks: OAU Lecturer Richard Akindele Loses Appeal Challenging Conviction
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Sex-For-Marks: OAU Lecturer Richard Akindele Loses Appeal Challenging Conviction

A Court of Appeal sitting in Akure, Ondo State, on Friday, dismissed the appeal of Richard Akindele, the lecturer sacked by Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, for demanding sex from his student, Monica Osagie. Mr Akindele approached the appeal court to challenge his trial and conviction at the Federal High Court in Osogbo, Osun State, following a matter filed by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC). PREMIUM TIMES in 2018 reported how the professor was caught on tape demanding sex to upgrade the marks of Ms Osagie, a Masters student at OAU. The leaked tape generated furore which led to his dismissal from the citadel of learning after an investigative panel set up by the institution found him guilty of misconduct. He was later arrai...
FCT Minister Suspends Traditional Ruler for Allegedly Aiding Kidnappers
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FCT Minister Suspends Traditional Ruler for Allegedly Aiding Kidnappers

FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has sacked the Chief of Anagada, Malam Alhassan Musa, in Gwagwalada Area Council for allegedly aiding and abetting kidnappers. The Minister made this known on Tuesday, February 23, during an emergency meeting with traditional rulers and graded chiefs in the Federal Capital to discuss the rising insecurities across the Territory. Dr. Aliyu said the suspension was based on the confirmation of the security report made available to her. "Regrettably, we are starting this gathering with security report indicting one of the royal fathers in Gwagwalada Area Council. I don’t know how it will end, but we must begin to look closely at ourselves or activities," she stated. "Royal stools are now being bastardised by some traditional ...
“can I sit on your face” – Lady sacked on first day at work after making sexual advances her boss
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“can I sit on your face” – Lady sacked on first day at work after making sexual advances her boss

A young lady has allegedly been sacked on her first day at work for making advances at her boss after complimenting his look. According to a popular development coach and lecturer Dipo Awojide with Twitter username @ogbenidipo, the lady in question shoots her shot at her boss which ended up getting her sacked on the same day. In his words, "If you get to a new job please behave yourself. Don't go and be shooting unnecessary romantic shots that can get you sacked! How can you go and ask your male manager "you look so cute, do I stand a chance with you? Can I sit on your face" on the first day at your new job? Some of you are very bold but enjoy unnecessary wahala. Don't you like your job? Now HR has been involved. Be open about your romantic feelings but respect yourself in th...
Thierry Henry Set to Return to English football as Manager
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Thierry Henry Set to Return to English football as Manager

  Bournemouth believe they have convinced Thierry Henry to become their new manager, according to the UK Mirror. Henry is currently in charge of Montreal in the Major League Soccer (MLS). The 43-year-old is top of a shortlist that includes his former Arsenal team-mate Patrick Vieira, John Terry and former Huddersfield boss David Wagner. Henry had spent time working as Roberto Martinez’s assistant in the Belgium national team, before taking over at Monaco in 2018. The France international was named boss at Montreal in November 2019, signing a two-year contract. Jason Tindall, who took over from Eddie Howe after the Cherries were relegated, was sacked by Bournemouth two weeks ago.
EPL: Thomas Tuchel Agrees With Mourinho Over Comments on Chelsea Job
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EPL: Thomas Tuchel Agrees With Mourinho Over Comments on Chelsea Job

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has agreed with Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, over his comments about the Blues job. Mourinho had claimed that coaching in the Premier League with Chelsea is not comparable to working at Paris Saint-Germain. Tuchel spent two-and-a-half years at PSG during which he won two Ligue 1 titles, twice claimed two Trophee des Champions, and the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue. The German also guided PSG to last season’s Champions League final, where they were defeated by champions Bayern Munich. The 47-year-old was sacked last month, with Mauricio Pochettino replacing him at PSG. However, less than a month after his departure from PSG, Tuchel was named Chelsea’s new head coach following ...
Chelsea to Continue Paying Frank Lampard Until End of Season
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Chelsea to Continue Paying Frank Lampard Until End of Season

  Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, will continue to be paid by the club until the end of this season, SportsMail reports. The Blues have spent over £110million in pay-offs to sacked coaches during the Roman Abramovich era. However, they are now moving towards heavily incentivised, performance-related contracts, to minimise future compensation payments. So, the club’s decision to fire Lampard last week, will not significantly add to the £110m bill, because his three-year deal contained a break clause after two years. Therefore, they will only have to continue paying the 42-year-old until the end of this season. His replacement, Thomas Tuchel, has been given an 18-month contract.
‘Oh, why 18 months?’ – Tuchel admits to concerns over short-term Chelsea contract
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‘Oh, why 18 months?’ – Tuchel admits to concerns over short-term Chelsea contract

The Blues boss has a shorter deal than many managers who are appointed at his level but he has no concerns about the arrangement Thomas Tuchel has explained why he accepted an 18-month contract at Chelsea after replacing Frank Lampard earlier in the week. The club icon was sacked after five defeats in eight games, with the Blues slipping from top of the league to tenth place in the space of six weeks. With talks beginning before Lampard's last game against Luton, an 18-month contract was offered to Tuchel with an option for an extra year.  
‘It’s my job to get Werner smiling again’ – Tuchel explains how he can fix Chelsea’s downtrodden striker
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‘It’s my job to get Werner smiling again’ – Tuchel explains how he can fix Chelsea’s downtrodden striker

The Blues forward has lost his way in recent weeks and his new manager is aware of some solutions he can use to fix the problem Chelsea's new manager Thomas Tuchel has said it is his job to get out-of-form striker Timo Werner smiling again. Frank Lampard was sacked this week after a run of five defeats in eight league games saw the Blues plummet from first to 10th place, with Tuchel hired as his replacement. Chelsea's poor run has seen goals dry up for their forwards, particularly Werner, who is currently on an 11-game goal drought in the Premier League.  
Roman Abramovich Has Dished Out £112.5M In Compensation To Sacked Chelsea Bosses
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Roman Abramovich Has Dished Out £112.5M In Compensation To Sacked Chelsea Bosses

Frank Lampard was railroaded as surely as the trains which still rumble along the old tracks behind the main stand at Stamford Bridge. The German era was already dawning on Chelsea. At another hefty price. Roman Abramovich does not sack managers with quite the frequency of that rusty stretch of the London Overground but the costs of keeping his unwanted livestock rolling out has to be just as expensive. Even though the King's Road's favourite son goes for a bargain handshake. Because the club had not yet triggered his new contract extension beyond the remaining six months of his old deal, Lampard collects £2million compensation rather than a projected £6million. Oh, well. Only Rafa Benitez and Guus Hiddink, who were out of contract and cost Roman sweet nothing, went chea...
ICC Confirms Buratai, Other Sacked Military Chiefs’ Cases With Their Prosecutor
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ICC Confirms Buratai, Other Sacked Military Chiefs’ Cases With Their Prosecutor

The International Criminal Court has said that the matter of the trial of the outgone Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai; former Chief of Defence Chief, General Abayomi Olonisakin; former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas; and former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, is with its prosecutor. The ICC stated this on Thursday evening in a mail sent to SaharaReporters by its Spokesperson, Fadi El-Abdallah. The ICC further directed SaharaReporters to contact its prosecutor for more details on the trial and prosecution of the former military chiefs. Since Tuesday, a cross-section of Nigerians has started to demand the probe and trial of Buratai, and the other service chiefs for alleged abuse of office. Nigerians particularly said the army chie...
Unmarried Policewoman Sacked For Getting Pregnant
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Unmarried Policewoman Sacked For Getting Pregnant

The Nigeria Police Force has sacked an unmarried female corporal, Olajide Omolola, for getting pregnant. This is contained in a police wireless message with reference number CJ:4161/EKS/IY/Vol.2/236, DTO:181330/01/2021 which was obtained by The PUNCH. The signal originated from the Department of Finance and Administration in Ado Ekiti and was addressed to the Divisional Police Officer at Iye Ekiti where Omolola is based. In the document it was stated that Omolola completed police training on April 24, 2020 and was attached to Iye Ekiti. The chief financial officer in Ekiti was asked to relay the information of her dismissal to the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System to ensure that her salary is stopped. The document read, “Section 127 of the Police Act an...
Frank Lampard Deserved More Time As Chelsea Manager – Paul Merson
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Frank Lampard Deserved More Time As Chelsea Manager – Paul Merson

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson provides his reaction to the news that Chelsea have sacked head coach Frank Lampard after a run of five defeats from eight Premier League games... As a Chelsea fan, I find it a bit disappointing decision. You have to give Frank Lampard a chance. He pulled up trees last season to get them in the Champions League, and they are still in the competition this season. They have had a bad run. They've brought in a lot of players and Lampard is working with the best group of players he's worked with, but most of them play in the same position. For me, they had to give him a chance. Did Chelsea think they were going to buy a 21-year-old kid from Germany in Kai Havertz, another forward from Germany in Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and a 36-year-old defend...
Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Manager, To Be Replaced By Tuchel
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Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Manager, To Be Replaced By Tuchel

Chelsea have sacked manager Frank Lampard after 18 months in charge. Former Chelsea midfielder Lampard, 42, leaves with the club ninth in the Premier League table after last week's defeat at Leicester City, having won once in their past five league matches. His final game in charge was Sunday's 3-1 FA Cup fourth round win against Championship side Luton. Lampard was appointed on a three-year contract when he replaced Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge in July 2019. He guided them to fourth place and the FA Cup final in his first season in charge, but the Blues have now suffered as many defeats in their past eight league games as they had in their previous 23. Lampard did not sign a single player during his first season as the club were operating under a transfer embargo, ...
Abramovich Sacking Frank Lampard is Not my Problem –Jose Mourinho
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Abramovich Sacking Frank Lampard is Not my Problem –Jose Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, has said he does not care if Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, fires Frank Lampard as manager. Lampard is under intense pressure at Stamford Bridge, following a run of poor results. The Blues’ 2-0 loss at Leicester City in midweek, was their fifth league defeat in their last eight fixtures. It leaves them in eighth place on the table. Senior officials at the club want to give under-pressure Lampard time to turn the club’s fortunes around and not make a decision mid-season. However, they are believed to be considering Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann and Thomas Tuchel who was just sacked at Paris Saint-Germain. Ex-Juventus boss Max Allegri has also admitted he wants to manage in England. Mourinh...
Police Keep Mum As Nigerians Demand Arrest Of Agbazuere, Sacked Abia COS
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Police Keep Mum As Nigerians Demand Arrest Of Agbazuere, Sacked Abia COS

Nigerians are calling for the sack, arrest as well as immediate prosecution of the Abia governor’s Chief of Staff, Dr ACB Agbazuere, “for abusing the naira note”, a symbol of the country's sovereignty. Agbazuere was on Sunday suspended from office after he was caught on camera 'spraying' money on controversial Nigerian pastor, Odumeje, right inside his Office at the Abia Government House, in Umuahia. Despite public outcry and wide condemnation, nothing much has been done with management of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and authorities of the Nigerian Police Force keeping mum. According to the CBN Act, spraying of Naira notes amounts to “abusing the country’s symbol of sovereignty.” The CBN had equally warned that abusing and spraying of Naira notes may get you a jail term....
Patrick Vieira sacked by OGC Nice after a disastrous run of five straight defeats
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Patrick Vieira sacked by OGC Nice after a disastrous run of five straight defeats

Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira has been sacked as manager of Nice following a disastrous run of five straight defeats and a shock Europa League exit after they were knocked out by Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday night, December 3.   The French side released a statement on Friday morning confirming that they have dismissed former France international who took the job in June 2018 following Lucien Favre's move to Borussia Dortmund.   His Romanian assistant Adrian Ursea to take charge until they announce a new manager.   Nice said on Friday morning: 'Patrick Vieira is no longer the coach of OGC Nice as of today. 'During a meeting after last night's match, the Nice board informed Patrick Vieira of its decision to end their collaboration.   'Patrick...
Will The World End If Rohr Is Sacked? – Odegbami
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Will The World End If Rohr Is Sacked? – Odegbami

In the aftermath of the two matches between the Leone Stars and the Super Eagles I have refused to make any comments. I have been besieged with questions about why I have remained silent. I am surprised that people are surprised that I have been unusually quiet. What more is there for me to say? One year ago, or so, I was vehemently opposed to the renewal of the contract of Franco-German coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr. I screamed and shouted to the point where some people thought I had personal issues with the coach. My take was simple: the coach may have been good for the standards set for him by his employers, but surely he was not good enough for the vision most Nigerians have about the place of their national team in the world considering the country’s achievements, capa...
Governor Udom Emmanuel Reinstates 403 Sacked Workers In Akwa Ibom
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Governor Udom Emmanuel Reinstates 403 Sacked Workers In Akwa Ibom

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has reinstated 403 workers earlier sacked following government investigation into an illegal recruitment scandal which rocked the State Local Government Service Commission in 2019. The reinstatement forms part of efforts by government to tackle unemployment among youths in the state. This was made known by the Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Local Government Service Commission, Honourable Monday Eyo,in a media chat with our newsmen in Uyo, yesterday. According to Eyo, the 403 workers who are mostly health workers have been reinstated to increase manpower in the State's health sector, fill vacancies left behind via retirements and to boost overall employment of Akwa Ibom youths. "I wish to inform you that these category of workers have bee...
Embezzled Funds: Sacked NANS President, Bamidele Akpan Under Investigation
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Embezzled Funds: Sacked NANS President, Bamidele Akpan Under Investigation

The recently impeached and embattled President of National Association of Nigeria Students-NANS, Mr. Danielson Bamidele Akpan, was few days ago arraigned for investigation at the Nigeria Police Force CID, FCT Command in Abuja. On commencement of investigation, at the Nigeria Police Headquarters in Abuja, Danielson who had initially wanted to deny the charges, later succumbed after evidence of transaction and documents where presented to the Police. He therefore admitted the charges of embezzling funds provided by Governments and private organizations to support struggling Nigeria students. He however confessed the peculation of 18million naira Bayelsa state support funds, meant to leverage and provide 10000 glo CUG lines to Bayelsa state Students, a 200 thousand dollars intervention...
Ganduje Reappoints Muazu Magaj, Commissioner Sacked For Mocking Abba Kyari’s Death
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Ganduje Reappoints Muazu Magaj, Commissioner Sacked For Mocking Abba Kyari’s Death

Muazu Magaji, former commissioner for works and infrastructure in Kano, has been appointed as the state’s chairman, Gas Pipeline Project Delivery and Gas Industrialisation Committee. Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, had sacked Magaji in April for his “unguarded utterances” over the demise of Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. In a series of posts on his Facebook page, Magaji had mocked the late chief of staff who died of COVID-19 complications. “Win win … Nigeria is free and Abba Kyari dies in epidemic… The martyrdom of man is perfect!” one of Magaji’s posts read. However, the former commissioner had apologised, saying “I could not have celebrated the death of any human being; because it’s against my culture, social civilization and most im...
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...
Sacked UNILAG VC, Ogundipe, Withdraws Suit Against Babalakin
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Sacked UNILAG VC, Ogundipe, Withdraws Suit Against Babalakin

The sacked Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe, has dropped a lawsuit he filed at the National Industrial Court to challenge his sacking by the varsity’s Governing Council. The suit, marked NICN/LA/278/2020, had as defendants, UNILAG; the varsity’s Council; its Senate; Pro-Chancellor, Dr Wale Babalakin (SAN); Registrar, Oladejo Azeez; and Prof. Theophilus Soyombo, who was appointed acting VC in the wake of Ogundipe’s controversial sacking. Ogundipe had filed an ex parte application, which was pending for hearing before the court. But his lawyers, Messrs Tayo Oyetibo (SAN) and Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), approached the court on Friday with an application to discontinue the case. The Notice of Discontinuance, filed pursuant to Order 61(1)(1) of th...
Aloma reacts after he was allegedly sacked as Davido’s PA, says “Even Jesus Christ get enemy”
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Aloma reacts after he was allegedly sacked as Davido’s PA, says “Even Jesus Christ get enemy”

Aloma DMW has reacted after Isreal DMW, member of David’s DMW crew, announced that Aloma is no longer the personal assistant to Nigerian Singer, Davido. Isreal announced it this morning via his Instagram page, adding that anyone who does any business with Aloma, does so at his or her own risk. He also revealed the name of David’s new personal assistant. Reacting to this, Aloma wrote; “Even Jesus Christ get enemy. Just be real and be good and it will set you free. Jealously and hatred don Dey tey tey. ALOMA man of the people always stand on truth. BLUNT”.
I Remain UNILAG VC – Ogundipe Says, As Details Emerge Of Why He Was Sacked
Education

I Remain UNILAG VC – Ogundipe Says, As Details Emerge Of Why He Was Sacked

More details have emerged in the sack of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe. He was accused of financial misappropriation, wrongdoing, gross misconduct and abuse of office. Below is an official statement released and signed by the University Registrar and Secretary to Council: The general public is hereby notified that an emergency meeting of the Council held on Wednesday 12th August, 2020 and in accordance with the statutory power vested in it by law, the Governing Council of the University of Lagos hereby removed Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe from office as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos with immediate effect. The decision was based on council's investigation of serious acts of wrongdoing, gross misconduct, financi...
5666 Teachers Sacked By Abia State Government
Education

5666 Teachers Sacked By Abia State Government

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, Ph.D. has received the Report of the Committee on the supposed employments without waiver at the Secondary Education Management Board (SEMB). The Governor has equally noted the submissions of the Committee to the effect that out of the 5,853 people said to have been employed between 2018 to 2020, Only 187 people were employed with waiver, leaving 5,666 people as employed without waiver. The Governor has consequently directed as follows: That the Suspended Executive Secretary of Secondary Education Management Board (SEMB), Mr. Lawrence Ogbonna, be retired compulsorily with immediate effect.That, in case, any of the 5,666 people employed without waiver, was asked to start work by anybody, such a person should stop forthwith, havin...
Governor Wike Sacks Permanent Secretary for ‘Flouting COVID-19 Guidelines ‘
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Governor Wike Sacks Permanent Secretary for ‘Flouting COVID-19 Guidelines ‘

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has sacked a permanent secretary in the state, Mr. Sunny Okere for flouting and obstructing the enforcement of the COVID-19 guidelines. The permanent secretary was accused of chasing away officials of the state Ministry of Health, who went to Oyigbo to enforce the established guidelines on public burials. In a statement released by the state's Commissioner for Information and Communications Paulinus Nsirim, Wike said the sack of the permanent secretary would serve as a lesson to all other public officers who might wish to be irresponsible.   The statement read; “Burial ceremonies are also reportedly being conducted in clear breach of the 50 persons maximum attendance limit, such that a serving permanent secretary had the temerity...
Why I Raped and Killed my Sister-in-law – Suspect
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Why I Raped and Killed my Sister-in-law – Suspect

A suspect identified as Aminu Bala who allegedly raped and killed his sister-in-law, has confessed on the reason why he committed the heinous crime. The incident according to reports happened at Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Bala confessed, in an interview with The Punch, to the crime stating that he did it because of his brother’s perceived hatred towards him. Read excerpts from the interview below: Where are you from?I am from Damaga village, Maradun Local Government Area in Zamfara State. I am a labourer. I did not attend any school. You have been arrested for allegedly raping and killing your elder brother’s wife. Is it true? Yes, I committed the offence. Why did you rape and kill your sister-in-law?I did it because I was not on good terms with m...
Resident Doctors issue 14-day strike notice to FG
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Resident Doctors issue 14-day strike notice to FG

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Saturday said its members would proceed on a total and indefinite strike if the Federal Government failed to address their demands within 14 days. The Association stated this in a communique issued at the end of its virtual 40th Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) and Scientific Conference. The communiqué was signed by NARD National President, Dr. Sokomba Aliyu, and Publicity Secretary,  Dr. Egbogu Stanley in Kaduna. The NARD 40th OGM was held under the theme: ‘Health inequalities and social determinants of health in Nigeria.’ The virtual OGM, attended by 74 Chapters of the association from across the country, deliberated on issues affecting the nation’s health care system and welfare of its members. “NARD calls on the Federa...
Buhari’s Ministers Acting Like They Own Ministries – APC Group
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Buhari’s Ministers Acting Like They Own Ministries – APC Group

A pro-All Progressives Congress body, APC Mandate Defenders, has accused some ministers of the Buhari administration of carrying themselves like they own the federal ministries. They raised the alarm while condemning some ministers’ violation of Nigeria’s Public Service Rules, including the arbitrary sack of parastatal heads. The group expressed dismay on Sunday in a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary, Ifeanyi Emeka. MCI recalls a December 2019 instance when the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, sacked two senior officials within 24 hours. They are Marilyn Amobi, Managing Director of Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET) and Damilola Ogunbiyi, former Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency. Interestingly, President Muhammadu Buhari overruled M...
TCN Boss, Usman Gur Mohammed Sacked Over N781bn Siemens Power Deal
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TCN Boss, Usman Gur Mohammed Sacked Over N781bn Siemens Power Deal

The former Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Usman Gur Mohammed, was sacked over the $2 billion (about N781bn) Siemens Presidential Power Initiative (PPI). The document approving the sack, which was obtained by our reporter was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari and his Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari. Mohammed was removed last week and replaced by Engineer Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, as the acting MD of TCN. The Minister of Power, Engineer Sale Mamman, who got approval for the shakeup, was also empowered by the presidency to immediately nominate members of the TCN board and management team. The removal has generated a lot of controversy with a group staging protest. TCN has been without a board since 2014. Former President Goodluck Jonathan...
Nigerian Journalist, Otorisirieze Obi-young Who Was Controversially Sacked Gets New Job
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Nigerian Journalist, Otorisirieze Obi-young Who Was Controversially Sacked Gets New Job

A former deputy editor of Brittle paper, Otorisirieze Obi-young, who was sacked under controversial circumstances, has gotten a new job. The journalist, who was axed over editorial concerns trailing a controversial post about Kaduna State’s first lady, Hadiza El-Rufai, and alleged insubordination, has been named the editor of Folio.ng, a pan-African platform for cultural and literary advancements. His appointment was contained in a statement by the management of Folio Group, publishers of Daily Times Newspaper, issued in Abuja. The newspaper’s statement read: “We are proud to welcome a great talent on-board. Otosirieze Obi-Young is an award-winning writer and editor. “He won the inaugural The Future Awards Africa Prize for Literature in 2019 and was among Avance Media’s 2020 li...
Premier League: Pochettino Announces Desire to Return
Sport

Premier League: Pochettino Announces Desire to Return

Mauricio Pochettino, former Tottenham Hotspur manager, has declared that he was open to coaching again in the Premier League. The Argentine was sacked in November 2019, after 5 and half years at the club. Pochettino disclosed that he will make a decision based on the kind of project put to him by any potential employer. “I love England. My idea is to keep living in London…I’m open to different countries. I’m ready and we’re a much better coaching staff now. We’ve learnt a lot from our experiences at Espanyol, Southampton and Tottenham”, Pochettino told Sky Sports. “We have a lot to provide to the people that will trust in us in the future,” he said of himself and assistant coach Jesus Perez, goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez and others he has brought with...
He Traded His Career For A Can Of Milo – Banky W Reveals Why He Sacked His Chef
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He Traded His Career For A Can Of Milo – Banky W Reveals Why He Sacked His Chef

Nigerian singer, Banky W, has revealed that he sacked his former chef after he found out that he had been stealing from him. The 39-year-old made this known in a video he shared on Instagram on Thursday. My wife and I had a chef… My wife had noticed that when he was getting ready to leave, he would get shifty… He had been taking different items… He traded life and a career for a can of Milo… Banky, in the video, said:
Brazil Health Minister Resigns after a Month on the Job as COVID-19 Deaths Rise
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Brazil Health Minister Resigns after a Month on the Job as COVID-19 Deaths Rise

Brazil's health minister has resigned after less than a month in the job and a day after the country announced nearly 14,000 deaths from Coronavirus. The sudden resignation of Nelson Teich was announced in a WhatsApp message from the health ministry on Friday morning.  He was Brazil’s second health minister to leave office in less than a month. Nelson Teich had reportedly criticised a decree issued by President Jair Bolsonaro for allowing gyms and beauty parlours to reopen despite the spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Bolsonaro also gave the green light for wider use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the novel coronavirus, which Teich resisted due to a lack of scientific evidence. His predecessor, Luiz Mandetta was sacked after disagreeing with Mr. Bolsonaro over soci...
Kano Commissioner Sacked For Celebrating Kyari’s Death, Tests Positive For COVID-19
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Kano Commissioner Sacked For Celebrating Kyari’s Death, Tests Positive For COVID-19

Kano State Ex-commissioner of Works and Infrastructural Development, Engr. Mu’az Magaji sacked for celebrating the death of late Abba Kyari has also tested positive for coronavirus. Magaji confirmed this in a post on his Facebook timeline on Thursday morning adding that he has been a move to an isolation centre in the state for treatment. The Ex-commissioner wrote, “this morning, my NCDC test is out. I have been confirmed COVID-19 positive, and have been moved to one of the state facilities,” he wrote. Recalled that the former commissioner was sacked after making indecent comments over the death of late Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari who died as a result of the complications of the novel Coronavirus last month, April. Speaking further on the sudden t...

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