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Lille midfielder, Renato Sanches gives Marseille fans the middle finger
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Lille midfielder, Renato Sanches gives Marseille fans the middle finger

Lille and Portuguese midfielder, Renato Sanches might have landed himself in trouble for his conduct on the pitch after he showed his middle finger to Marseille fans during their fixture on Sunday evening., January 16 Marseille managed to secure a point against 10-man Lille at the Orange Velodrome on Sunday night thanks to a superb striker from Cengiz Under in the 75th minute. Sanches was named in Lille's starting XI and played a total of 92 minutes before being substituted for Xeka. The 24-year-old was visibly frustrated with the decision. As he made his way to the dugout,  he was taunted by the Marseille fans, and in return, Sanches decided to retaliate. The midfielder faced the fans, raised his arm in the air and showed them his middle finger before sitting down....
Arsenal brush off Aubameyang Absence to Beat Saints
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Arsenal brush off Aubameyang Absence to Beat Saints

Arsenal brushed off the absence of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to secure a comfortable 3-0 victory over Southampton at Emirates Stadium. Before the game, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta revealed his captain had been dropped from the squad for a 'disciplinary breach', but after a poor start to the game it was Arsenal's stand-in captain on the day, Alexandre Lacazette, who gave the Gunners the lead in the 21st minute. The hosts doubled their advantage six minutes later when Martin Odegaard scored his third goal in as many Premier League matches before Gabriel Magalhaes, who was denied a goal by VAR moments earlier, capped a good afternoon on the field for Arsenal. Victory sees Arsenal put back-to-back defeats to Manchester United and Everton behind them to move up to fifth ahead of an i...
Champions League: They don’t Obey Instructions – Rangnick Slams Man Utd Players
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Champions League: They don’t Obey Instructions – Rangnick Slams Man Utd Players

Ralf Rangnick has slammed Manchester United players for not obeying instructions during their 1-1 with Young Boys in the Champions League on Wednesday. The German said it was annoying that the players did not play exactly the way he told them to play against the Swedes with the players ignoring his instructions to play more direct football. Manchester United had booked their place in last 16 of the Champions League as group winners. So the German manager decided to name a heavily rotated side at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. Mason Greenwood fired United ahead in the first half but the Red Devils gave possession away to the visitors on the edge of their own box just before half-time, with Fabian Rieder curling in a superb effort to secure a 1-1 draw. The Ge...
Tragedy as Club Manager Dies while Celebrating Last-minute Win
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Tragedy as Club Manager Dies while Celebrating Last-minute Win

The manager of Egyptian club side, El Magd, Adham El-Selhadar has died of heart attack. The coach collapsed and died after his team secured a late winner against El Zarga in the Egyptian Second division, according to Marca. The coach was rushed to the hospital after his side scored in the 92nd-minute to secure a hard-fought win against El Zarqa in an Egyptian Second League clash that took place on Thursday. After his death was confirmed, several top-flight clubs such as Al Ahly released a statement to mourn the demise of the coach who is very popular in the country’s local football. “Captain Mahmoud Al-Khatib, president of the club, and the members of the board of directors, mourn with great sadness and sorrow, Coach Adham El-Selhadar, the former Ismaily player,...
Champions League: Guardiola reacts as Man City beat PSG 2-1
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Champions League: Guardiola reacts as Man City beat PSG 2-1

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, was impressed by his side’s consistency as they beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 on Wednesday night. The victory saw the Premier League champions secure their place in the Round of 16 as group winners. City, who reached last season’s final, have now progressed to the knockout stages for a ninth successive year. “We pressed really well (in Paris) and we adjusted a little bit to what they do. They are so dangerous, the quality they have is extraordinary. “But we did a really good game being ourselves — aggressive with the ball and defending well when we defended deep … The important thing is to be ourselves. “What gives you consistency is how you perform and the way we are performing is really good. People are enjoying watching us and we a...
Antonio Conte effect two Chelsea changes at Tottenham
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Antonio Conte effect two Chelsea changes at Tottenham

Italian boss, Antonio Conte has banned players of his new club, Tottenham, from eating ketchup and mayonnaise exactly one of the rules he effected while at Chelsea. The former Inter Milan started his new managerial role on a brighter note in the Europa Conference Cup, against Vitesse, but could not beat Everton at the weekend. The Italian has his work cut out in order to secure a top-four finish for Tottenham in the Premier League. He, according to The Athletic, is already implementing some of the rules he brought in at the start of his successful stint at Chelsea. The former Juventus and Chelsea believes a number of players at Tottenham are ‘overweight’ and has taken away ketchup and mayonnaise from the canteen. It is also reported that Conte is limiting the amount of fru...
Joe Biden ‘farted close to Camilla’ during COP26 trip
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Joe Biden ‘farted close to Camilla’ during COP26 trip

US president, Joe Biden has been hit with further embarrassing revelations following his visit to Glasgow for COP26. He is said to have farted audibly while chatting with the Duchess of Cornwall. Camilla is said to have been so taken back by the incident that she won’t stop talking about it, The Mail on Sunday reported, citing an "informed source." The source said: "It was long and loud and impossible to ignore. Camilla hasn’t stopped talking about it." Biden, 78, this week marked a year since his victory in the presidential election but is facing a dwindling popularity rating.
Barnes on target as Leicester frustrate Leeds
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Barnes on target as Leicester frustrate Leeds

Harvey Barnes' strike cancelled out Raphinha's opener as Leicester frustrated Leeds to secure a 1-1 draw at Elland Road. The hosts broke the deadlock in the 26th minute through Raphinha's free-kick, but Leicester hit back almost immediately as Barnes curled in a superb equaliser just 73 seconds later. Leeds dominated much of the second half, creating a number of openings, but it was Leicester who thought they were going to snatch all three points when Ademola Lookman tapped home from close range. However, the 'goal' was ruled out by VAR after an extremely tight offside call as both sides had to settle for a draw. The point sees Leeds move up to 15th in the Premier League table, while Leicester, who are without a win in three games in all competitions, stay 12th. In a fra...
Man United vs Man City: Why I’m worried – Paul Scholes
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Man United vs Man City: Why I’m worried – Paul Scholes

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes has expressed worries over the club’s defence going into their Saturday encounter with Manchester City. Scholes is concerned that captain Harry Maguire is not yet back to his best after a long term injury and is also worried by Raphael Varane’s latest injury. Manchester United came from behind twice to secure a point against Atalanta in the Champions League on Tuesday night as Cristiano Ronaldo bagged both goals. Maguire was criticised for the second goal after playing Davide Zapata onside and then reacted slowly to get back and block the forward’s shot. Manchester United’s night was made even worse when Varane injured his hamstring putting him in serious doubt for the Premier League clash with Manchester City on Saturday. “They playe...
Ziyech strike seals Chelsea win over plucky Malmo
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Ziyech strike seals Chelsea win over plucky Malmo

Chelsea moved a step closer to booking their place in the Champions League knockout stages as Hakim Ziyech's 56th-minute strike was enough to secure a 1-0 victory over Malmo in southern Sweden. Ziyech impressed as he made a case for more regular starting opportunities, scoring his first goal since the European Super Cup win over Villarreal in August as he tucked home from close range after good work from Callum Hudson-Odoi. Malmo had lost their previous six Champions League games by an aggregate score of 28-0 so it was a very resolute display against the European champions, who still have work to do in order to qualify for the last 16. Johan Dahlin twice denied Kai Havertz from point-blank range either side of the interval but the result means another victory for Chelsea without...
Four UNIABUJA staff alongside their children abducted as suspected bandits attack the staff quarters
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Four UNIABUJA staff alongside their children abducted as suspected bandits attack the staff quarters

Four members of staff of the University of Abuja and their children are said to have been abducted after suspected bandits attacked the University's staff quarters in the early hours of Tuesday, November 2. The University broke the news on its official Facebook page this morning. ''Suspected bandits attacked the staff quarters of the University in the early hours of today. Our Safety officers, in conjunction with security personnel, mobilised to secure the quarters. We have report that four of our staff and their children were, nevertheless, abducted by the evil men. Efforts are being made to ensure their safe return. A sad day for us, indeed!'' the statement read Also confirming the attack, the University’s Head of Information and University Relations, Dr. Habib Yakoob, sa...
Anambra governorship election is more expensive than that of Edo and Ondo – INEC
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Anambra governorship election is more expensive than that of Edo and Ondo – INEC

The Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said they've spent more in ensuring the smooth running of the Anambra governorship election, than it did for Edo and Ondo states. INEC’s commissioner for information and voter education, Festus Okoye in an interview on Channels Television on Thursday October 28 said the cost is high because of the “unusual circumstances”. Though he didn't disclose the amount they've spent so far, Okoye however stated that they had to replace 326 generating sets, rebuild the facility where electoral materials are stored which was burnt down, and also replaced non-sensitive materials. He said; “We are conducting this election in a very unusual circumstance, this is because we had to rebuild our offices in Nnewi North and Idemili north...
Super sub Chambers helps Arsenal into last eight
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Super sub Chambers helps Arsenal into last eight

Calum Chambers scored with his first touch after coming on as a substitute to help Arsenal secure a 2-0 victory over Leeds in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. Just seconds after replacing the injured Ben White 10 minutes into the second half, Chambers made an instant impact heading Nicolas Pepe's knockback inches over the goal line despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Illan Meslier. The Gunners made the game safe when former Leeds loanee Eddie Nketiah pounced on Liam Cooper's poor defensive header before lifting the ball over the onrushing Meslier. Nketiah, who made just two league starts in 17 appearances for Leeds during the 2019/20 season before having his loan spell cut short at Elland Road, almost fluffed his lines in front of an open goal, but his scuffed shot found ...
‘We are just Belgium’ – De Bruyne says Golden Generation cannot compete with France or Italy
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‘We are just Belgium’ – De Bruyne says Golden Generation cannot compete with France or Italy

The Manchester City midfielder suffered more international disappointment at the UEFA Nations League finals Kevin De Bruyne claims Belgium cannot be expected to compete with Italy and France despite topping the FIFA world rankings and boasting an enviable array of talent. Another opportunity to land major silverware has passed the Red Devils by, with Roberto Martinez’s side only able to muster a fourth-place finish at the UEFA Nations League finals. They remain the No 1 side on the planet in the official rankings, but De Bruyne claims Belgium lack the depth required to secure tangible success.  
Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz steps down over corruption probe, 4 years after becoming world’s youngest leader
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Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz steps down over corruption probe, 4 years after becoming world’s youngest leader

Austria’s Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz on Saturday October 9 announced he is stepping down from his position following pressure on him to resign after he was implicated in a corruption scandal. Sebastian Kurz and nine of his associates have been accused of using public money to pay to manipulate polls and to secure friendly reports in the media. Kurz who revealed that he would be nominating Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg as the new chancellor, while he stays on as the leader of his People's Party (OeVP), said he took the decision to "make space to prevent chaos". The 35-year-old conservative said in a televised media statement "we need stability," adding it would be "irresponsible" to allow Austria to "slide into months of chaos or gridlock" while the EU member fights the...
Insecurity: Efforts to secure release of kidnapped Perm Sec fully on – Niger govt
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Insecurity: Efforts to secure release of kidnapped Perm Sec fully on – Niger govt

Niger State Government said efforts are on to secure the release of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for Transport, Ibrahim Musa Garba. The Permanent Secretary was abducted alongside one of his children at Zungeru the headquarters of Wushishi local government council on the 2nd of October,2021 Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mohammed Idris who stated this in Minna said the government is not resting on its oars on the issue. He explained that the state government would not compromise on its stand on no payment of ramson in securing his release. “There are various ways to achieve it. It’s not about the Perm Sec. We are not doing selective treatment on the issue. We are doing whatever it takes to free him,” the commissioner said. According to him, the state gov...
Update: EFCC releases wife of Kano state governor
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Update: EFCC releases wife of Kano state governor

Hafsat Ganduje, the wife of Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Guardian reports that Ganduje who was compelled to report herself to EFCC headquarters in Abuja on Sunday was quizzed for more than five hours for her alleged involvement in a land scandal.? Hafsat had earlier ignored the EFCC’s invitation following the petition filed against her by first son Abdulzeez Ganduje. The governor’s wife, who was drilled over alleged illegal hijack of land property worth billions of naira, was granted an administrative bill under the influence of her husband. Governor Ganduje, who accompanied his wife to the EFCC headquarters, was said to have helped to secure her release. The Governor and his wife returned ...
BBBNaija: Why I haven’t spoken to Pere, Angel about their exit – Emmanuel
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BBBNaija: Why I haven’t spoken to Pere, Angel about their exit – Emmanuel

Big Brother Naija Season 6 housemate, Emmanuel has revealed why he has not spoken to Pere and Angel about where they went to after being ‘evicted’ on Sunday. Recall that Pere and Angel were taken to the white room for some hours and asked to play a game to secure a spot at the finale. At the end of the game, Biggie announced that both of them would join the finalists for their performance during the game. However, during his diary session on Tuesday, Emmanuel told Biggie that he didn’t ask them about it because he feels wherever they went to is a secret. ”I haven’t spoken to Pere and Angel on their whereabouts because I feel it’s top secret. ”I’m happy that they’re back but also feel I’m going to have to beat more people to win. ”I didn’t see myself ...
Woman who stopped shaving body hair boldly shows off her body as she says people now call her a man because of her beard
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Woman who stopped shaving body hair boldly shows off her body as she says people now call her a man because of her beard

A woman with thick body hair has stopped shaving her hair and she says some people mock her for "looking like a man" Bethany Burgoyne, 30, an artist from Essex, UK, has been growing out her body hair since 2018, reports Mirror.co,uk. While growing up she felt pressured to shave her body hair to fit in with society's "toxic" beauty standards. However, at 27, she began to ask why she was removing body hair and whether she was doing it for herself or others. Bethany arrived at the conclusion that hair removal is a ridiculous idea and she began embracing her body hair. She now allows her leg, armpit, belly, chin, and pubic hair to grow out. As she now has a three centimetre-long beard, Bethany said some people have called her a "man" and told her she "needed a...
Bandits abduct wife and two children of Katsina assembly member
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Bandits abduct wife and two children of Katsina assembly member

Wife and two children of Katsina assembly member, Ibrahim Aminu Kurami have been abducted by bandits. The bandits invaded the Kurami home town of the lawmaker representing Bakori constituency in Katsina House of Assembly on motorbikes and cars around 8pm on Saturday night. Daily Trust reported that they blocked the Funtua-Katsina road for minutes, while the abduction of the Kurami family went on at his home. A source told the publication; “Immediately after Ishaa’i prayers we started hearing gun shots in the town, before we know it they already positioned themselves in the strategic places of the town to avert any possible move by the residents to engage them. “They went straight to the to the home of the Honourable Member and made away with his wife and two children.” He...
Afghanistan’s top female police officer goes on the run after receiving ‘brutal beating” from the Taliban
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Afghanistan’s top female police officer goes on the run after receiving ‘brutal beating” from the Taliban

A top Afghan female cop is reportedly on the run after suffering a 'brutal beating' from the Taliban. Gulafroz Ebtekar, who was a deputy head of criminal investigations in Afghanistan's Interior Ministry, is seen as a role model for Afghan women with a notable media presence. She was said to have been singled out by the Taliban as a target at the gates outside Hamid Karzai international airport in Kabul, where she spent five nights attempting to secure a place on an evacuation flight. She said:  I sent messages to the embassies of many countries to save myself and my family, but all to no avail.' Gulafroz, the first woman in Afghanistan to graduate from a police academy with a master's degree, told how in the Kabul chaos she found US soldiers and believed they were help...
Atletico Madrid give conditions to allow Saul join Chelsea before deadline
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Atletico Madrid give conditions to allow Saul join Chelsea before deadline

Atletico Madrid have demanded a compulsory £34 million purchase clause from Chelsea as the only condition to allow Saul Niguez join the Champions League winners. Chelsea want to bring in the Spain International before transfer deadline day and have held talks with Atletico. Although LaLiga Champions are open to allowing the midfielder go, Chelsea have faced competition from Manchester United. According to Goal, the Blues are looking to secure an initial loan deal for Saul, but are reluctant to agree to the Spanish side’s demand to make the move permanent for £34m at the end of the season. Thomas Tuchel side are looking to strike a similar deal to the one they agreed with Real Madrid for Mateo Kovacic in 2018. Chelsea initially signed Kovacic on loan before deciding to make...
No ransom was paid by Niger state government to secure release of Islammiya students – Senator Musa
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No ransom was paid by Niger state government to secure release of Islammiya students – Senator Musa

Lawmaker representing Niger East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Mohammed Musa has said that the Niger state government paid no ransom to secure release of abducted Islammiya students. Though some news platforms reported that over N60m and new motorcycles were given as ransom to the bandits, Senator Musa in an interview on Channels Television noted that the Niger State Government has repeatedly said it would never pay ransom to the bandits. He said;   “The Niger State Government has made it very categorically clear and one of the policies of the state government His Excellency initiated, there is no payment of ransom for whatever reasons. “I so much agree with him (Governor Abubakar Bello) because the more you give the ransom, the more the trade wi...
‘World’s Sexiest Athlete’ Alica Schmidt Announces she’s ‘taking a Break’ from the Sport after she was Banned from Olympics
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‘World’s Sexiest Athlete’ Alica Schmidt Announces she’s ‘taking a Break’ from the Sport after she was Banned from Olympics

German track and field star, Alica Schmidt is "taking a break" from the sport after her trip to the Tokyo Olympics didn’t go as she planned. The 22-year-old runner, dubbed "the World’s Sexiest Athlete" took to Instagram on Tuesday, August 24, to admit she’s "not satisfied" with how her 2021 races went rrevealing that she struggled with COVID-19 and injuries. Schmidt traveled to Tokyo but never got a chance to compete in the games, as the German team was disqualified for making contact with the Jamaican team in the mixed 4x400m relay. Schmidt also failed to secure a spot in the line up for the preliminary 4x400m relays. "I’ve worked harder than ever before day in day out pushed my limits in every workout and made so many sacrifices," the athlete wrote alongside a collag...
John Terry hails one Arsenal player after 2-0 defeat to Chelsea
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John Terry hails one Arsenal player after 2-0 defeat to Chelsea

Chelsea legend, John Terry has hailed Arsenal midfielder, Emile Smith Rowe after Chelsea’s 2-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Romelu Lukaku netted his debut goal for Chelsea, while Reece James made it 2-0 to secure the three points for Thomas Tuchel’s side. Arsenal received their second defeat in the new season with Mikel Arteta’s side delivering another disjointed display in front of their fans. The Gunners were also booed off the pitch by their own supporters at half time and after the full-time whistle. Many Arsenal players struggled to make an impact against Thomas Tuchel’s Blues, but Smith Rowe managed to catch Terry’s eye late in the game. The Chelsea legend, who was watching the match, posted a clip of Rowe’s highlight on Instagram along with the caption...
Hackers steal nearly $100m of cryptocurrency in Japan heist
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Hackers steal nearly $100m of cryptocurrency in Japan heist

Liquid, a top Japanese cryptocurrency exchange platform has been hit by hackers, with almost $100m (£73m) now estimated to have been stolen. The company announced that some of its digital currency wallets have been "compromised" making it the second major theft of cryptocurrencies to take place recently. Last week, digital token platform Poly Network was at the centre of a $600m heist. 'Warm' or 'hot' digital wallets are usually based online and designed to allow crypto users to access their cryptocurrencies more easily, while 'cold' wallets are offline and harder to access and therefore usually more secure. "We are sorry to announce that #LiquidGlobal warm wallets were compromised, we are moving assets into the cold wallet," the company said on Twitter on Friday, August 20. ...
Totenham boss Nuno unsure if Man City-linked Kane will be available for Wolves match
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Totenham boss Nuno unsure if Man City-linked Kane will be available for Wolves match

The striker continues to await his season debut as he aims to secure a transfer to Pep Guardiola's side Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo has said he is unsure if Harry Kane will be available to face Wolves on Sunday. Kane, who continues to aim for a transfer to Manchester City, has returned to Spurs training as he awaits his 2021-22 season debut. The England captain will miss out on Thursday's Europa Conference League clash with Pacos de Ferreira, and would miss his second straight league match if he does not feature against Wolves.
Dani Alves Wins his 44th Title at the Olympics, Extends his Advantage as Most the Decorated Footballer of all Time.
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Dani Alves Wins his 44th Title at the Olympics, Extends his Advantage as Most the Decorated Footballer of all Time.

Former Barcelona defender, Dani Alves helped Brazil secure Olympic gold and lifted his 44th title in an illustrious career, extending his advantage as the most decorated footballer of all time. With the 2-1 win after extra-time over Spain in the Olympics, the 38-year-old Sao Paulo defender has bettered his already incredible record. The Brazilian, whose career includes stints with Bahia, Sevilla, Paris Saint-Germain, and Barcelona, has now picked up his 44th title. See Alves’ 44 titles below:   Barcelona: 23 – La Liga (6), Copa del Rey (4), Spanish Super Cup (4), Champions League (3), UEFA Super Cup (3), FIFA Club World Cup (3) Paris Saint-Germain: 6 – Ligue 1 (2), Coupe de France (1), Coupe de la Ligue (1), Trophees des Champions (1) Sevilla: 5 – Copa del Rey...
I never boycotted training – Berbatov Reacts as Harry Kane Tries to force Man City move
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I never boycotted training – Berbatov Reacts as Harry Kane Tries to force Man City move

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker, Dimitar Berbatov has offered his reaction to reports linking the club’s forward Harry Kane with Manchester City. Kane has so far failed to show up for Tottenham’s pre-season training. The England captain was due to return on August 2, following a short holiday after playing in Euro 2020. Reacting to the development, Berbatov insisted that he never boycotted training during his playing days, adding that concerned that the saga could turn ugly in the coming weeks. Recall that the former Bulgarian international famously missed Tottenham’s games at the start of the 2008-2009 season to push through a £31 million switch to Manchester United, but doesn’t the approach Kane is taking to try and secure an even more controversial transfer ...
I appeal to bandits to please leave our schools alone – Minister of state for education, Emeka Nwajiuba
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I appeal to bandits to please leave our schools alone – Minister of state for education, Emeka Nwajiuba

Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiubak has appealed to bandits to cease abduction of school kids in the Northern region of the country. Nwajiuba made the appeal while appearing on a Channels Television programme. When asked to comment on the release of three abducted students of the Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna State, the Minister said; “I’m elated; this is the kind of news is what I want to be hearing everyday that they should please return our children to us. I am so happy for these children and their parents but I appeal, like I have been appealing. ” I was in Katsina to plead with the air service men who are flying that area to please. I encourage our military, they are doing tremendous job of following up these kidnappers and these bandits but I ap...
 Dr. Dre’s eldest Daughter reveals she’s homeless and Living Out of her car
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 Dr. Dre’s eldest Daughter reveals she’s homeless and Living Out of her car

Dr. Dre's estranged daughter has revealed she is homeless and has been living out of her car, amid claims she hasn't received a dime from her wealthy father in 18 months. This comes after the hip hop mogul was ordered to pay his ex-wife Nicole Young $300,000 a month in spousal support. LaTanya Young, 38, works as a delivery driver for DoorDash and Uber Eats and as an assembler at a warehouse but claims that she can't afford to secure an apartment in Victorville, California, and is living in a rental vehicle. LaTanya is Dr. Dre's daughter by Lisa Johnson, 53. The couple split when LaTanya was five years old. The single mother-of-four told DailyMail.com that she has repeatedly asked her producer dad, who is said to be worth $800million, for financial help but she has not ...
LaLiga insists Messi cannot sign new Barcelona contract
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LaLiga insists Messi cannot sign new Barcelona contract

  Barcelona are still unable to secure Lionel Messi’s future with a new deal, because of LaLiga’s refusal to make any concession, the UK Mirror reports. After being found guilty of operating significantly over the league’s wage rulings, Barca were punished. This means they were not allowed to register new signings, except they cut down their wage bill. Messi’s previous contract expired at the end of June, but he is ready to extend his 21-year stay. However, LaLiga slapped Barca with the wage-related punishment in the period between the expiration of Messi’s previous contract and before he had the chance to sign a new one. As a result, just like the new signings, Messi has been unable to be registered as a Barca player, with the new Spanish season now under two we...
Akwa United secure maiden NPFL title after thrashing MFM
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Akwa United secure maiden NPFL title after thrashing MFM

  The Promise Keepers thrilled their fans in Uyo on Sunday by securing the Nigerian top-flight crown with an emphatic win Akwa United have won the 2020-21 Nigeria Professional Football League title after they defeated MFM FC 5-2 in their penultimate fixture of the season on Sunday. Charles Atshimene stood out for the hosts at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium as his hat-trick of goals helped crush the Olukoya Boys, who are winless in their last eight matches on the road. Atshimene opened the scoring in the 24th minute followed by Alimi Adebayo's own goal on the stroke of half-time which gave Kennedy Boboye's side a two-goal lead at the half-time break.  
Mexico escape brawl with Canada to book highly-anticipated USMNT rematch
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Mexico escape brawl with Canada to book highly-anticipated USMNT rematch

Play was extended well beyond the 90th minute due to homophobic chants heard in the Mexican section, giving El Tri enough time to secure a winner There were moments in Thursday night's Gold Cup clash with Canada where Mexico were on the ropes. It looked a very real possibility that El Tri's run could end in disaster for a team that has only two possible outcomes: trophy or failure. Yet for all of the nervy moments, Mexico did what they usually do: win Gold Cup games, no matter how ugly things have to get for them to do so. Somehow, someway, we got the Gold Cup final we all expected. After seeing the U.S. men's national team book their spot with a gritty win over Qatar, Canada gave Mexico everything they could handle in the other semifinal. It wasn't enough, for one reason ...
Messi ‘best in history’ with or without Argentina trophy, says Scaloni
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Messi ‘best in history’ with or without Argentina trophy, says Scaloni

A man hoping to help the six-time Ballon d'Or end his international barren run at the Copa America says a lofty standing is already secured Lionel Messi will go down as "the best footballer in history", with or without senior international honours, says Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni. One of the most decorated players of all-time boasts an enviable collection of accolades from his time at Barcelona, but an Olympic gold medal and U20 World Cup glory are all he has to show for many years of loyal service with his country. That could be about to change at this summer's Copa America, with a final date booked against old adversaries and defending champions Brazil, but Scaloni says Messi's standing at the very top of the game is already secure.
Governor Wike Lifts Night Curfew in Rivers State
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Governor Wike Lifts Night Curfew in Rivers State

The Governor made the announcement during a state-wide broadcast on Tuesday, July 6, saying lifting of the curfew will take effect from Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Wike said the decision to lift the night curfew followed a “measurable improvement in the security situation of the state since the curfew was imposed on April 28.” He explained that “As we have severally stated, the curfew was not going to last a day beyond necessary. Consequently, as a sequel to the measurable improvements in the security situation in the State as well as in our neighbouring States, we have decided to lift the existing curfew on the entire State from tomorrow 7th July 2021. “On our part, we will not fail to deploy every resource at our disposal to ensure the safety of lives and property while advancin...
Kidnapper shot dead while attempting to collect ransom in Kogi
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Kidnapper shot dead while attempting to collect ransom in Kogi

A kidnapper has been killed as he attempted to collect ransom in Abobo village in Okehi Local Government Council of Kogi state. The suspect was shot dead by Men of Okehi Local Government Professional Hunters around 5.23am on Tuesday, June 29. It was gathered that the three-man kidnap gang came from a hideout around Abobo area, behind Itakpe, metres from the highway. The hunters engaged the gang in a gun duel, killing one of them instantly. The other two who sustained injuries managed to escape. The hunters eventually rescued the victims held captive in the area and reportedly combed the forest for fleeing kidnappers. The corpse of the slain man and a gun recovered have been handed over to the DPO in charge of Okehi division, Mr Ovanja Yakubu, for further investigation. ...
England vs Germany: Two key players to watch out for
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England vs Germany: Two key players to watch out for

  England will on Tuesday tackle Germany in the Euro 2020 round of 16 tie at Wembley Stadium. DAILY POST reports that the Three Lions topped Group D with 7 points, while Germany finished second in Group F with 4 points. England are yet to hit their stride at Euro 2020. Gareth Southgate’s side secured victories against Croatia and Czech Republic in their Group D fixtures. Meanwhile, Germany have also experienced a mixed campaign so far at the Euro 2020. The Die Mannschaft found themselves on the verge of elimination from the Group of death. DAILY POST reports that Joachim Löw’s side came back to secure a 2-2 draw against Hungary in their final Group F tie last week. Germany has a minor advantage over England as far as the head-to-head record is concerned. Lö...
Spain recover to beat Croatia in eight-goal thriller
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Spain recover to beat Croatia in eight-goal thriller

Alvaro Morata's extra-time goal helped Spain secure an extraordinary 5-3 victory over Croatia in a pulsating Euro 2020 last-16 tie in Copenhagen. In a game full of twists and turns, Luis Enrique's side dominated the early stages but fell behind in bizarre circumstances when goalkeeper Unai Simon's miscontrol caused Pedri's 49-yard backpass to bounce into his own net (20). Spain fought back, scoring three goals without reply through Pablo Sarabia (38), Cesar Azpilicueta (57) and Ferran Torres (76), but Croatia, who appeared out of it at that point, staged a remarkable comeback to send the game into extra-time. Substitute Mikel Orsic reduced the deficit to one goal when his close-range effort was shown to have crossed the line following a goalmouth scramble (85),...
Tottenham rebuffed in Lopetegui approach, confirms Sevilla president
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Tottenham rebuffed in Lopetegui approach, confirms Sevilla president

The Premier League outfit's hunt for Jose Mourinho's successor continues after they were unable to secure the services of the Europa League winner Tottenham have been rebuffed in their attempts to persuade Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui to north London, per the club's president Jose Castro, leaving the former's search for a new manager in further limbo. The Premier Legaue outfit's attempts to procure a successor to Jose Mourinho has proven a particularly difficult endeavour so far, over two months on from the Portuguese's dismissal from his duties. Having approached and discarded numerous contenders, Lopetegui, who guided Sevilla to a fourth-place finish and Champions League football last term, looks to have been their latest target - but Castro insists his coach is not going anywhere...
Chelsea Confirm deal for 23-year-old star
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Chelsea Confirm deal for 23-year-old star

Chelsea have confirmed that 23-year-old defender, Fikayo Tomori, has joined AC Milan on a permanent deal. The UEFA Champions League winner made this known in a statement on the club’s official website on Thursday. The statement read in part, “Fikayo Tomori will complete a permanent transfer from Chelsea to AC Milan on 1 July. “The defender spent the second half of last season on loan with Milan, but will make that move permanent next month after a deal was agreed between the two clubs.” Tomori played 22 games for AC Milan last season after his January loan move, helping them to secure Champions League qualification with a third-place finish in Serie A. His only goal came in a crucial 3-0 league win over Juventus in May, 2021. After finalising his move to AC Milan, Tom...
Teenager arrested after his mother told police he raped her while high on drugs
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Teenager arrested after his mother told police he raped her while high on drugs

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of raping his own mother on the holiday island of Gran Canaria in Spain. The 16-year-old has been remanded to a secure young offenders’ institution pending an ongoing criminal probe led by a judge at a youth court in the capital Las Palmas. The rape is understood to have happened at a property in the Gran Canaria capital Las Palmas. Police confirmed yesterday, Thursday, June 17, they had held the youngster on Tuesday evening, June 15. His mum is understood to have alerted the authorities. Unconfirmed local reports said the teenager is claiming he remembers nothing about the alleged sex attack because he was under the effects of drugs at the time. He spent his first night in custody at a centre called La Montaneta in Gran Canaria ...
Chelsea Star, Antonio Rudiger Becomes a dad for Second time, Names the Baby girl after his Champions League win
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Chelsea Star, Antonio Rudiger Becomes a dad for Second time, Names the Baby girl after his Champions League win

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger has become a father for the second time just days after the Champions League triumph over Manchester City. The German international, 28, celebrated his Champions League win in a special way by naming his daughter, Aaliyah Trophy Rudiger. On Wednesday night, the proud father posted an adorable of himself in the hospital with his newborn. He tweeted: "Alhamdulillah for everything - God always has a better plan than we do!!! "Aaliyah Trophy Rüdiger - My biggest 'Trophy'. Proud dad for the 2nd time." Antonio Rudiger was among the squad who helped Chelsea secure their second Champions League trophy when they defeated Manchester City 1 - 0 last Saturday May 29.
Ancelotti Reveals Decision on Arsenal loanee, Odegaard
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Ancelotti Reveals Decision on Arsenal loanee, Odegaard

  Arsenal’s hopes of keeping midfielder, Martin Odegaard, at the Emirates have taken a decisive blow with new Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelott, ready to welcome the Norwegian back into his squad ahead of next season, Spanish newspaper ABC reports. Odegaard is currently on loan at Arsenal from Real Madrid after he failed to feature regularly in former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane’s squad. The 22-year-old thrived impressively at Arsenal in the second half of the campaign under the Gunners manager Mikel Arteta. Arsenal had hoped to secure either a permanent deal or another loan for Odegaard. But Ancelotti’s return to Real Madrid has effectively ended those plans as the former Everton boss is keen to include Odegaard in Real Madrid’s first-team squad next seas...
Student, 17, angry with his mother for exposing his illicit relationship with his teacher
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Student, 17, angry with his mother for exposing his illicit relationship with his teacher

A teenager, whose teacher had sex with him, told cops he is furious with his mother for exposing the illicit relationship. Abby Dibbs, 35, of Cross Plains, is now facing serious charges after admitting she had sex with the 17-year-old at her home in Wisconsin, USA. The now-former Portage High School teacher has been charged with two counts of sexual assault of a student by school staff. Police said she has admitted to having sex with the boy twice, according to a criminal complaint. Portage police said in a statement that the teacher was arrested for sexual assault of a child on Wednesday, May 26, after the Portage Community School District administration contacted police. Dibbs has reportedly admitted the student came to her home on Friday and Saturday the weekend befor...
Suspected Kidnappers abduct U.S. returnee in Kwara, Demand N100m Ransom
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Suspected Kidnappers abduct U.S. returnee in Kwara, Demand N100m Ransom

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a United States of America returnee in Kwara state. The victim identified as Muritala Adebayo, was said to have been kidnapped on his farm located at Pampo, Asa Local Government Area of the state, on Thursday, May 27. "We were all at the farm when suddenly we started hearing sporadic gunshots and we all scampered for safety. Some few minutes later, we learnt the owner of a neighbouring farm had been kidnapped.” an eyewitness told journalists. A family source also said the kidnappers had contacted them and demanded a ransom of N100m to secure his release. "They have called us more than four times, asking us to ensure we get the money or he will not be returned alive. We are doing everything humanly possible to secure his releas...
West Ham Secure Sixth Spot with Saints Win
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West Ham Secure Sixth Spot with Saints Win

West Ham secured their best league finish in 22 years and qualified for the Europa League as a 3-0 win over Southampton secured a sixth-placed finish. In front of 10,000 fans, David Moyes' side needed just a point to secure sixth place and took full control of their destiny in the first half with Pablo Fornals scoring twice in a quickfire double (30 & 33) that took the game away from Saints. Declan Rice added further gloss to the scoreline in the closing stages (86). It caps a memorable season for Moyes and his impressive side, whose haul of 65 points sets a new club record for most points in a Premier League season. They have qualified for the Europa League group stage, courtesy of Leicester winning FA Cup, while Southampton end a rather mediocre season in 15th.
Rangers Close in on Invincible Season with Livi Win
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Rangers Close in on Invincible Season with Livi Win

Rangers' quest for an Invincible league campaign will go down to the final day of the season after a 3-0 win at Livingston saw them clear the penultimate hurdle. James Tavernier tucked home his 19th goal of the season from the penalty spot before Ryan Kent and Ianis Hagi sealed a 3-0 win at the Tony Macaroni Arena. The new kings of Scotland have survived 37 fixtures without defeat so far, racking up 99 points in the process. They also notched their 25th shut-out of an astonishing league season, setting a new benchmark as they beat the Scottish clean-sheet record for a 38-game schedule set by Celtic back in 2014/15. They now need only a draw to complete a blemish-free season and also smash through the century barrier when they host Aberdeen ahead of Saturday's long-awaited trop...
Ole Delighted to Deny City | Maguire Injury Concern
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Ole Delighted to Deny City | Maguire Injury Concern

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says denying Manchester City their title party on Sunday was the best part about Manchester United's 3-1 win at Aston Villa. United came from behind once again to win all three points at Villa Park thanks to second-half goals from Bruno Fernandes (pen), Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani, meaning City still need three points to secure the Premier League title. If United lose to either Leicester (Tuesday) or Liverpool (Thursday), or drop points in both games, City will be crowned champions, and even if United go on winning, City can still win the title by taking matters into their own hands by beating Newcastle on Friday night. But Solskjaer was glad not to arrive in Manchester on Sunday evening to a party on the blue side of the city. "That's a good thi...
Emery’s Villarreal End Arsenal’s Europa League Hopes
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Emery’s Villarreal End Arsenal’s Europa League Hopes

Arsenal's season was left in tatters as Villarreal held on for a 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium to secure a 2-1 aggregate victory and a place in the Europa League final against Manchester United. Following a 2-1 defeat in Spain in the first leg last week, the Gunners were sluggish as they tried to find the goal they so desperately needed, but they did have chances. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's volley struck the outside of the post in the first half and the Gunners skipper's header hit the inside of the upright and bounced out with 11 minutes remaining. The hosts, who threw on Gabriel Martinelli, Alexandre Lacazette and Willian in the closing stages, piled forward, but it was not to be their night as Unai Emery got the better of his former side, with Villarreal reaching their ...

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