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Strike: We’ll take action within 48 hours – ASUU
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Strike: We’ll take action within 48 hours – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that it will take action if the Federal Government’s fails to meet its demand in the next 48 hours. Lecturers in the country had threatened to embark on another strike following the non-implementation of the Memorandum of Action the federal government signed with the union, upon which last year’s strike action was suspended. After the union’s National Executive Council meeting at the University of Abuja on November 13 and 14, ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, lamented that despite meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige on October 14, 2021, on issues including funding for revitalization of public universities, earned academic allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution, pro...
Ghana’s Bukari bags assist as Simon’s Nantes defeat Lorient
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Ghana’s Bukari bags assist as Simon’s Nantes defeat Lorient

The Ghana international played a crucial role as the Yellow House picked up a win against the Merlucciidaes   Osman Bukari provided the assist that saw Nantes defeat Lorient 1-0 away from home in Sunday’s Ligue 1 outing. The Ghana international had replaced Moses Simon in the 83rd minute and two minutes later, his first involvement saw him set up Wylan Cyprien for the winning strike. Having failed to win any of their last five league games, the Yellow House travelled to Stade du Moustoir – with the ambition of ending their poor run.
I Don’t Know why Mendy has lost Confidence – Tuchel
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I Don’t Know why Mendy has lost Confidence – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted goalkeeper Edouard Mendy seems to have lost some confidence. Mendy’s two errors on Saturday led to two goals in a 3-2 defeat at West Ham United. With the Blues leading 1-0, the Senegal international gave away a penalty that Manuel Lanzini converted. However, Mason Mount put Chelsea back in the lead before the half-time break. A strike by Jarrod Bowen made it 2-2 before Arthur Masuaku caught Mendy out of position to win it for the Hammers. “[Mendy] is going through a rough period, I don’t know why exactly but he seems to have lost a bit of confidence. “His decision making was not on the highest level [on Saturday] but with the first goal we also put him in a really awkward situation. “He could have saved the situation, he...
‘It was his game, he could be Divock Origi – Klopp full of praise for ‘top striker’ after another last-gasp goal
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‘It was his game, he could be Divock Origi – Klopp full of praise for ‘top striker’ after another last-gasp goal

The forward came off the bench to score the winner in the 95th minute on Saturday Liverpool striker Divock Origi praised his side's never-say-die attitude after helping them clinch victory over Wolves with a last-gasp strike on Saturday. The forward came off the bench to score the only goal of the game at Molineux Stadium, finally breaking the hosts' stubborn resistance. Victory put the Reds briefly top of the Premier League after rivals Chelsea were defeated by West Ham, though Manchester City's win later in the evening sent Pep Guardiola's side past them.  
‘Liverpool keep believing, keep going’ – Origi says club ‘values’ lifted Reds against Wolves
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‘Liverpool keep believing, keep going’ – Origi says club ‘values’ lifted Reds against Wolves

The forward came off the bench to score the winner in the 95th minute on Saturday Liverpool striker Divock Origi praised his side's never-say-die attitude after helping them clinch victory over Wolves with a last-gasp strike on Saturday. The forward came off the bench to score the only goal of the game at Molineux Stadium, finally breaking the hosts' stubborn resistance. Victory put the Reds at least briefly top of the Premier League after rivals Chelsea were defeated by West Ham.  
Why Man Utd beat us 3-2 – Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta
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Why Man Utd beat us 3-2 – Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta

Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta has explained why his side lost 3-2 against Manchester United in the Premier League on Thursday night. Arteta said Man United defeated Arsenal because the Gunners lost ‘control’ during the Premier League fixture and conceded three goals against the host. DAILY POST reports that Man United defeated Arsenal at Old Trafford, thanks to Bruno Fernandes’s strike and a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo. Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard did score for Arteta’s men. Speaking at his post-match press conference, Arteta said,“It is what it is. If you concede three goals at Old Trafford, it is difficult to get a result. “I was disappointed with the goals that we conceded, But we have come a long way since the game at Anfield. We were able to maintain higher pe...
Blow for Gor Mahia as two players isolate in Congo after ‘testing positive’ for Covid-19
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Blow for Gor Mahia as two players isolate in Congo after ‘testing positive’ for Covid-19

The former league champions explain why two of their players will not be available for the return leg clash against the Congolese outfit in Nairobi Gor Mahia will face AS Otoho d’Oyo in the return leg of their Caf Confederation Cup play-off without two players – striker Jules Ulimwengu and defender John Ochieng – who remained in Congo to quarantine after allegedly testing positive for Covid-19. The two players missed the first leg meeting at the Alphonse Massamba-Debat Stadium in Brazzaville which the Congolese outfit won 1-0 courtesy of a 63rd-minute strike from Roland Okouri.  
FCT Minister, Bello appeals to teachers’ union to call off strike
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FCT Minister, Bello appeals to teachers’ union to call off strike

Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, the FCT Minister, has appealed to the FCT wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) to call off its ongoing strike, which currently affects primary schools managed by the Local Education Authorities (LEA) in the area councils. The Minister made this appeal following the FCT Security Committee meeting for the month of November on Thursday. Bello said that members of the FCT Security Committee also made similar appeals to the NUT to call off the strike, saying that the continuous industrial action was playing into the hands of elements determined to cripple the country. The Minister also said, “The bedrock of our education is the primary school system and we should not allow students to suffer for issues that really are not their fault. The Chairmen of ...
Birds strike Lagos-bound Air Peace flight
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Birds strike Lagos-bound Air Peace flight

Air Peace flight P47159 Owerri to Lagos had a bird strike on Monday, a few minutes after take-off. Head of Communications, Stanley Olisa confirmed the incident in a statement. The spokesman disclosed that the parameters of one of the engines was seriously affected. The pilot diverted to Port-Harcourt, safely landed the aircraft and the passengers disembarked. “We have dispatched a rescue team and aircraft to airlift the passengers of the affected flight”, Olisa noted. The statement assured of the airline’s commitment to the highest standards of safety.
Burnley and Palace Draw in six-goal Thriller
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Burnley and Palace Draw in six-goal Thriller

Christian Benteke scored twice and Maxwel Cornet produced a stunning volley as Crystal Palace and Burnley played out a 3-3 draw in a thrilling clash in wet and windy conditions at Turf Moor. Benteke's deflected strike gave Palace the lead (8) before a powerful Ben Mee header (19) and Chris Wood's glancing effort (27) put the hosts in front. Benteke led the Palace response with his second goal in the 36th minute before Marc Guehi scored his first senior goal on the stroke of half-time (42). But Cornet would get his fifth Clarets goal on his sixth Premier League start with a spectacular volley into the top corner to make it 3-3 (49). Substitute Matej Vydra had a chance to win it for Burnley deep into injury-time, but his scuffed attempt in a one-on-one was brilliantly stopped by...
Jimenez Dents West Ham’s top-four Charge
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Jimenez Dents West Ham’s top-four Charge

  West Ham missed the chance to move second in the Premier League table as Raul Jimenez's 58th-minute strike secured a well-deserved 1-0 win for Wolves at Molineux. The Hammers completed their first league double over Wolves since the 1922-23 campaign last term, but they produced a flat display in the Midlands to check their progress. Jimenez latched onto Daniel Podence's cross to strike the decisive blow 13 minutes into the second half meaning West Ham remain in third place ahead of the weekend's remaining fixtures. Max Kilman blazed over a good chance for a late second but one would be enough for Bruno Lage's upwardly mobile side, whose fifth win in seven games means they sit sixth in the table having lost their opening three matches.
ASUU strike won’t happen – Ngige reacts to three-week ultimatum given by the union
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ASUU strike won’t happen – Ngige reacts to three-week ultimatum given by the union

The Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige has assured that the strike threatened by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will not happen. ASUU issued a three-week ultimatum Monday, Nov. 15, to the federal government to implement the earlier agreement reached with the union. Emmanuel Osodeke, the ASUU national president, said: "We are giving the federal government a three-week ultimatum. If after three weeks they don’t meet our demands, we will be going on strike." However, speaking on Channels Television on Tuesday, Nov. 16, Ngige said funds were available for universities and the strike will not happen. He said: "The strike will not happen. For one, I know that the funds to pay are there and the ministry of education has assured me that by tomorrow, they will emanate ...
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...
Solskjaer Surprised by Harry Maguire’s claim after Man Utd’s defeat to City
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Solskjaer Surprised by Harry Maguire’s claim after Man Utd’s defeat to City

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has expressed surprise at his captain Harry Maguire’s claim that the Red Devils’ lacked belief’ during their Premier League derby 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday. Man City completely outclassed Man United at Old Trafford as Eric Bailly’s own goal and Bernardo Silva’s strike gave Pep Guardiola’s side all three points against the host. Speaking during one of his post-match press conferences, Solskjaer was asked if it is a ‘worry’ that some of his players admitted they ‘lacked belief’ during Man United’s defeat to Man City. But the Norwegian responded as quoted by Metro UK answered; “Have they said they lacked belief?’ The interviewer then replied: “[Harry] Maguire just said that in the second half, the team or certain play...
Man Utd vs Man City: Peter Schmeichel blames three players after EPL 2-0 defeat
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Man Utd vs Man City: Peter Schmeichel blames three players after EPL 2-0 defeat

Former Manchester United star, Peter Schmeichel, has blamed the club’s three players for the second goal Manchester City scored against the Red Devils during Saturday’s Premier League derby. The three players are Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire and Eric Bailly. Man City defeated Man United at Old Trafford, thanks to Bailly’s own goal and Bernardo Silva’s strike. But Schmeichel defended De Gea’s performance and focused his criticism on Shaw, Maguire, and Bailly. “The second goal was a terrible goal to concede,” Schmeichel told BBC Radio 5 Live. “David de Gea couldn’t do anything initially, but my god, what are Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw doing on the back post? “They should clear the ball. Maguire and Shaw both leave it, they both have the chance to clear it, thin...
Ziyech: Chelsea star equals Chamakh’s Champions League record
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Ziyech: Chelsea star equals Chamakh’s Champions League record

The 28-year-old found the net against the Blue Ones to become the joint-highest scoring Moroccan in the competition’s history Hakim Ziyech’s second-half strike in Chelsea’s 1-0 triumph over Malmo FF has seen him match Marouane Chamakh to become the joint-highest scoring Moroccan in Uefa Champions League history. He was named in the starting XI against the Allsvenskan outfit and repaid Thomas Tuchel’s faith in him by netting the only goal four minutes from the hour mark thanks to a Callum Hudson-Odoi assist. That effort was his eighth in the competition’s history – which saw him equal Chamakh’s mark – a feat the 37-year-old achieved during his time at Bordeaux and Arsenal.  
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...
Watford must keep pushing despite Southampton setback – Masina
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Watford must keep pushing despite Southampton setback – Masina

Notwithstanding the Hornets’ defeat to the Saints, the Morocco international stated that his team must work hard towards returning to winning ways Adam Masina has urged Watford to ‘keep pushing’ despite their 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday evening. Prior to the Premier League encounter, Claudio Ranieri’s men had silenced Everton 5-2 at Goodison Park. However, they were unable to keep up the momentum against the Saints – losing by a lone goal with Che Adams’ 20th-minute strike settling the encounter at the Vicarage Road.
Panic As Suspected Kidnappers Storm Calabar Community, Attempt To Rescue Apprehended Members
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Panic As Suspected Kidnappers Storm Calabar Community, Attempt To Rescue Apprehended Members

According to a report by Daily Post, a gang of suspected kidnappers, on Sunday, stormed Lemna community, in Calabar Municipality Council twice between the hours of 7am and 11.30am. At the first strike, they successfully kidnapped three persons, dragging them through the dump site through the beach into their waiting speed boat. Last Monday, they had kidnapped three persons, including a woman, a baker and another man. They demanded N15m before the first kidnapped victims were released. An eyewitnesses in the neighborhood said they came through the Cross River State water board pump centre and kidnapped three more persons. According to the eyewitness, with supports from local vigilantes, they were able to apprehend two of the suspected kidnappers and handed them over to the polic...
You’re not doing anything – Neville slams Man Utd star after Liverpool nightmare
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You’re not doing anything – Neville slams Man Utd star after Liverpool nightmare

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has slammed Harry Maguire following the Red Devils’ 5-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday evening. Neville said that Maguire is not doing anything at Old Trafford following his display for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side against Liverpool, adding that the center-back is nowhere near it. A hat-trick from Mohamed Salah and a strike each from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota gave Jurgen Klopp’s side all three points against Man United. Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, Neville said: “Harry Maguire’s not doing anything, he’s not doing anything at the moment. “That interview was an interview of a man who’s nowhere near his best himself. I said last week he shouldn’t have played, he’s nowhere near it out there. “He’s go...
Our universities can’t withstand another strike – Buhari
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Our universities can’t withstand another strike – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has told the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to always embrace dialogue instead of going on strikes. In his address during the 36th Convocation Ceremony of the University of Ilorin on Saturday October 23, the President who was represented by the Prof Ignatius Onimawo, said Nigerian universities can't afford another strike considering the time it had lost to Coronavirus pandemic. Buhari stated that no one gains from crisis and government alone cannot solve all challenges facing the society. He said; “Let me also use this opportunity to appeal to members of the academic staff of our universities to embrace peace. “They should realise that dialogue is always better than conflict. No one gains from crisis. While government...
Thomas Tuchel names Hudson-Odoi’s best position at Chelsea
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Thomas Tuchel names Hudson-Odoi’s best position at Chelsea

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has said that Callum Hudson-Odoi’s best position is the Blues’ left wing. Tuchel also said that Hudson-Odoi, 20, needs to help as a right wing-back occasionally. The German said this following Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Malmo in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. Chelsea defeated Malmo, thanks to a brace from Jorginho and a strike each from Andreas Christensen and Kai Havertz. Hudson-Odoi delivered an impressive performance on the left flank of Chelsea’s attack as Tuchel acknowledged his display against the visitors. “This is his best position, I know,” Tuchel told beIN Sports. “Sometimes he needs to help as a right wing-back, so he needs to take it for the team. “But we know the half left position upfront is his best position.” Ch...
Man Utd vs Atalanta: Try this with Liverpool on Sunday, you’ll see what happens – Scholes slams players
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Man Utd vs Atalanta: Try this with Liverpool on Sunday, you’ll see what happens – Scholes slams players

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes has warned the club ahead of their Premier League clash against Liverpool on Sunday. Scholes was particularly disappointed by the performance of Manchester United players in the first half of their 3-2 win over Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday. It was Cristiano Ronaldo’s late strike that won the game for the home side after Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire had levelled for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. Atalanta went into the break with two goals advantage having taken the lead through Mario Pasalic and Merih Demiral. Asked if the win was worth celebrating, Scholes told BT Sport, “Celebrating? Well, you celebrate every win but just that the first half worried me. “I look at that game thinking about Liverpool on Sunday…if y...
UEFA Nations League: Prize money for France, Spain, others revealed
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UEFA Nations League: Prize money for France, Spain, others revealed

UEFA will pay France €14 million for winning this year’s Nations League ahead of Spain. The top European football governing body will also pay Spain €9million for losing the UEFA Nations League final to France, Bolavip reports. France defeated Spain 2-1 in the final at San Siro on Sunday evening. Goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe ensured France defeated Spain, as Mikel Oyarzabal’s strike was not enough. However, in the third/fourth place encounter played at the weekend, Italy defeated Belgium 2-1 to claim the third position. UEFA will pay Italy €8million for finishing third place, while Belgium will get €7million for finishing fourth place. Meanwhile, Portugal won the inaugural competition in 2019. The Nations League 2020-21 is the second season of the tourn...
Resident Doctors Call off strike after 9 weeks
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Resident Doctors Call off strike after 9 weeks

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called off its two-month-long strike. Recall that the doctors, in August, embarked on strike following a disagreement with the Federal Government over the non-availability of medical equipment at public tertiary hospitals. In a communique signed by the Nigerian Medical Association, Secretary-General Ekpe Philips Uche, after the meeting held among delegates of NMA and NARD on Sunday, October 3, in Abuja, the NMA advised NARD to stop the ongoing industrial action. At the meeting, NMA mandated the National Officers Committee, NOC, to ensure the implementation of the memorandum of understanding signed with the federal government on August 21. The association asked NOC to report back to the National Executive Council of NMA...
Over 20 Borno fishermen Feared Dead after alleged Nigerian Military Airstrike
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Over 20 Borno fishermen Feared Dead after alleged Nigerian Military Airstrike

Over 20 fishermen have been feared dead after an alleged airstrike by the Nigerian military in Dabar Masara, a border town in Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State. Eyewitness told Daily Trust that on Sunday September 26, a Nigerian fighter jet bombarded Kwatar Daban Masara in Lake Chad, which straddles Nigeria and neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon. The area is said to be a bastion for the IS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and it was also alleged that the insurgents recently lifted a ban on fishermen in its territory, allowing them to move in and fish in the freshwater lake for a fee. That led to an influx of fisherman who had abandoned the area. A resident of the area told the publication; “Any fisherman that goes to that area does so at his...
Bennison stunner gets Everton Women off the mark
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Bennison stunner gets Everton Women off the mark

Hanna Bennison's stunning strike helped Everton Women beat Birmingham City 3-1 as Willie Kirk's side recorded their first win of the WSL season. Bennison, 18, signed from FC Rosengard for a record fee last summer, decided a tight contest at Walton Hall Park with a sublime goal 17 minutes from time. The home team had taken a 13th-minute lead thanks to Leonie Maier's deflected effort - the Germany right back's first goal in English football. However, Birmingham deservedly drew level through Jade Pennock's lovely strike 13 minutes before half-time, the visitors' first goal of the new campaign. Substitute Rikke Sevecke then headed in a third goal in stoppage time - her first goal for the club as well - to seal Everton's victory as Scott Booth's team were forced to wait for their ...
Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Cristiano Ronaldo set to break EPL record
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Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Cristiano Ronaldo set to break EPL record

Manchester United striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, is set to break a record at Old Trafford if he scores in his side’s Premier League clash against Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon. Ronaldo would become the first Man United player in his second spell at the club to score in his first four matches for the Red Devils should he find the back of the net against Aston Villa today. The 36-year-old scored a brace against Newcastle in the Premier League, a goal against Young Boys in the Champions League and a strike against West Ham in the Premier League. The Portugal captain rejoined Man United in the summer transfer window from Juventus. The last Man United player to score in his first four appearances for the club was James Hanson in 1924. Ronaldo, of course, had his ...
Iheanacho strike nominated for Goal of Round Three
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Iheanacho strike nominated for Goal of Round Three

Kelechi Iheanacho’s wonder strike against Millwall in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup game has been nominated for the competition’s Goal of Round Three. This was revealed on the EFL website on Friday. The Super Eagles striker scored his first goal of the season as the Foxes defeated Millwall 2-0 at the Den stadium. Iheanacho, unleashed a fierce shot into the roof of the net to double the advantage two minutes from time. The Nigerian forward faces competition from Brentford’s Yoanne Wissa, Phil Foden from Manchester City, Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah, and Cheltenham Town’s Kyle Vassell for the award. The strike against the Lions was his ninth in the Carabao Cup since making his debut in the competition against Crystal Palace in October 2015 and has gone on to make 16 appearances w...
Ogun court workers reach agreement with state government, suspends strike
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Ogun court workers reach agreement with state government, suspends strike

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Ogun State Chapter, says it has suspended its over one month strike. Ogun JUSUN Chairman, Tajudeen Edun, confirmed this to DAILY POST on Thursday. Edun said the strike was suspended following an agreement reached with the state government. He said the government has agreed to restore the deductions from their basic salaries, asking workers to resume fully on Monday. “Yes, we have suspended the strike. There is an agreement between us and the government. We have mandated our members of staff to resume fully on Monday. “We agreed on some areas that there are issues between us. We were asking that reductions from our basic salary be restored, and they have restored it,” Edun said. Court workers in Ogun State had embarked on the s...
Werner explains shootout absence in Chelsea’s Carabao Cup win over Villa
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Werner explains shootout absence in Chelsea’s Carabao Cup win over Villa

The German star still scored in regular time and said the support of the Blues fans was "special" Timo Werner has explained why he didn't take a penalty for Chelsea in Wednesday's shootout win over Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup. The German forward scored Chelsea's only goal in the 54th minute, prompting the home fans to sing his name in celebration. Often criticised for his struggles in front of goal, Werner acknowledged how special it was to hear the fans honour him following his second-half strike and said his absence from the shootout triumph was pain-related.  
FG again explains why it can’t name sponsors of terrorism
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FG again explains why it can’t name sponsors of terrorism

The federal government has again explained why it can't name sponsors of terrorism until they are tried and convicted. Attorney-general of the federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami in a statement released by his spokesperson Umar Gwandu said the decision is a "product of constitutionalism and the law." According to him, naming and shaming in the Nigerian context must be rooted in constitutionalism and there must be a balance between constitutional presumption of innocence and evidential proof of reasonable ground for suspicion in making disclosures associated with terrorism funding and financing. The statement read; “Naming and shaming of suspects is not embarked upon as a policy by the federal government out of sheer respect the constitutional rights of Nigerians relating to pre...
Piers Morgan reacts as Ronaldo scores in Man Utd’s win over West Ham
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Piers Morgan reacts as Ronaldo scores in Man Utd’s win over West Ham

Former CNN host, Piers Morgan, has reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal against West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. Morgan described Ronaldo’s goal as incredible, adding that he was happy to see the Portugal captain back playing in the Premier League. Ronaldo’s first-half strike and a late goal from Jesse Lingard ensured Man United defeated West Ham at the London Stadium. Reacting, Morgan in a tweet via his Twitter handle after the game, wrote, “Ronaldo deserved at least 2 and probably all 3 penalties. Absurd refereeing. But he scored again, as he has in every game of his comeback. “Incredible. So good to have him back in the Premier League.”
Daka set for ‘new surprise role’ as Leicester City get ready for Brighton test
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Daka set for ‘new surprise role’ as Leicester City get ready for Brighton test

The 22-year-old saw his effort ruled out for offside by VAR on Thursday but he is in line to face the Seagulls Zambia international Patson Daka could be set for a new role at the club as revealed by manager Brendan Rodgers. The 22-year-old finally made his full debut for the Foxes as they battled to a 2-2 draw against Napoli in their Europa League fixture at King Power Stadium on Thursday night. During the match, Daka, who joined Leicester from Red Bull Salzburg at the start of the new campaign, found the back of the net in the 59th minute after being set up by Youri Tielemans but VAR interjected to rule the strike out for offside.  
Resident doctors reject court order to suspend strike, to appeal ruling
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Resident doctors reject court order to suspend strike, to appeal ruling

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has rejected the court which ordered suspension of their ongoing strike. LIB reported that Justice Bashir Alkali gave the ruling on Friday September 17, following an interlocutory application brought by the Federal Government of Nigeria and Federal Ministry of Health against the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). However in a statement signed by NARD's President Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, and Jerry Isogun, the group's secretary-general, the National Industrial Court in Abuja was accused of denying the doctors fair hearing by refusing to hear their objection, before taking the government’s application for interlocutory injunction. NARD said it has instructed its lawyers to appeal the ruling and file an application for...
BBNaija: I’m wearing my strike with pride, I have no regrets – Saga
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BBNaija: I’m wearing my strike with pride, I have no regrets – Saga

Saga, Big Brother Naija housemate, has said he is proud that he received a strike from Biggie. Recall that Saga had been instructed to avoid his love interest, Nini and pick a fight with her. Biggie had promised a reward of Abeg Naira and BB tokens if he performed his task well. But Saga confessed that he failed the task because of Nini’s altercation with Cross. He was also given a strike on Thursday for disobeying the rules of the house by whispering. Speaking on Friday, Saga apologized to Nini for betraying her and noted that he doesn’t regret his decision. He said he doesn’t care about the strike because he hates to play with people’s emotions and the task required that. He maintained that if Nini did not have an alteration with Cross, he would have continued the ta...
NAF begins inquiry into alleged killings of civilians by Airforce pilot
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NAF begins inquiry into alleged killings of civilians by Airforce pilot

The Nigerian Airforce has begun investigations into the alleged killing of civilians in Kamadougou Yobe State by an Airforce pilot. In a statement on Friday by Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Director of Public Relations and Information, the Nigerian Air Force, said following intelligence on Boko Haram/ISWAP movements along the Kamadougou Yobe River line, an aircraft from the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai was detailed to respond to the suspected terrorist activities in the area along the Nigeria/Niger border at about 0600hrs on 15 September 2021. He said the aircraft, while operating South of Kanama observed suspicious movement consistent with Boko Haram terrorist behaviour whenever a Jet aircraft is overhead. He said the pilot fired some probing shots. It is important to sta...
BBNaija: Saga will not see me coming – Pere
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BBNaija: Saga will not see me coming – Pere

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, Pere has reacted to Saga betraying him. Recall that Biggie on Thursday gathered the housemates in the lounge and played a video clip of Saga and Nini gossiping about Pere in the bedroom. Saga in the video said Pere is fond of triggering housemates. He said that’s why Maria didn’t trust him before she got evicted. He also mentioned that Pere is suicidal and lonely. This got Saga and Nini a strike as they were found guilty of whispering which is against the rules of the house. Pere who was shocked after the video was played, went into a sober mood. Angel, consoling Pere, asked how he feels about what Saga said. Pere said he is in a low state but would keep acting for Nini and Saga. He noted that Saga will not see wha...
Salah equals Gerrard’s Liverpool record for most European goals at Anfield
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Salah equals Gerrard’s Liverpool record for most European goals at Anfield

The Egypt star made a bit of history with his second-half strike against AC Milan Mohamed Salah equalled Steven Gerrard's Liverpool record for most Champions League/European Cup goals at Anfield with his strike against AC Milan on Wednesday. Salah netted in the 48th minute of the Champions League encounter, levelling the match at 2-2 after finishing an assist from Divock Origi. The goal was Salah's 14th in the Champions League at Anfield, going level with Reds legend Gerrard.
S/East residents lament NUPENG’s exclusion of Rivers in ongoing strike
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S/East residents lament NUPENG’s exclusion of Rivers in ongoing strike

Residents of the southeast have vehemently frowned at the strike action embarked upon by the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) necessitated by the demolition of a fuel station in Imo, on the directive of Governor Hope Uzodinma. Recall that NUPENG declared the strike in Imo alone over Uzodinma’s refusal to compensate a marketer, whose station was demolished in Orlu by former governor Rochas Okorocha. It said despite a court order asking the state to compensate the marketer, he was ignored, adding that Uzodinma had appealed the judgment instead. Uzodinma was said to have asked residents of Imo to source for petroleum products in neighboring states, challenging NUPENG to go ahead with its strike. Based on the Uzodinma-led government’s statement challenging ...
End strike, all debts will be settled when verified and validated – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire tells striking doctors
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End strike, all debts will be settled when verified and validated – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire tells striking doctors

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has appealed to resident doctors in the country to end their ongoing strike. Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have embarked on a strike over irregular payment of salaries, among other issues. Addressing this at the briefing of the presidential committee on COVID-19 on Monday September 13, Ehanire said the striking doctors should resume duty as all debts will be settled when verified and validated. He insisted that this administration has a "sound track record" of paying debts, even if they are inherited from or ignored by preceeding administration. The Minister said;   “Last week his excellency, the president received the leadership of the Nigerian Medical...
Silva Earns Man City win at Leicester
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Silva Earns Man City win at Leicester

Bernardo Silva's instinctive second-half strike was enough to ensure Manchester City made it three straight Premier League wins with a slender 1-0 victory at Leicester. Jamie Vardy had a goal disallowed for a marginal offside as he was denied the chance to extend his fine personal record against Pep Guardiola's side. Harvey Barnes struck the crossbar with a header but the visitors deserved their win, having been denied on several occasions by Kasper Schmeichel in the first half before Silva ended his 19-game wait for a club goal in all competitions, reacting quickly to tuck in a loose ball from an acute angle on 61 minutes. The result means City move up to second place ahead of the weekend's remaining fixtures while Leicester stay in ninth position.
Trossard’s late winner sends Brighton third
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Trossard’s late winner sends Brighton third

Leandro Trossard's fine 90th-minute strike saw Brighton end Brentford's unbeaten start to the Premier League season. With an evenly-contested game seemingly heading for a stalemate, Trossard fired in a low shot from the edge of the box to give Brighton their third win of the season. That was only Brighton's second effort on target after Danny Welbeck had been denied by David Raya early on. The result sees Brighton move up into third in the table while Brentford are 10th.
Health workers threaten sit-at-home amid resident doctors’ strike
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Health workers threaten sit-at-home amid resident doctors’ strike

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Association have vowed not to go back on their two-week strike notice. The unions’ threat came amid the ongoing industrial action by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). The federal government has scheduled a meeting with them on Tuesday. Charles Akpan, Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour issued a statement on Monday. Ministry Chris Ngige will chair the meeting at the minister’s conference room at 2pm, Akpan announced. On September 3, JOHESU gave a 15-day ultimatum over outstanding welfare allowances owed to its members. Their demands include adjustment of Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHES) as in Consolidated Medical Salary Structure...
BBNaija: Biggie issues Saga, Michael strike
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BBNaija: Biggie issues Saga, Michael strike

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemates, Saga and Michael, have been issued a strike respectively. The housemates were given a strike for damaging Biggie’s property. Biggie played a clip showing where Saga jumped on the pavement of the lounge and it fell off. Michael on the other hand punched a wall inside the room due to over excitement. According to Article 18, which Biggie read, if any housemate destroys property, they will be given a strike. He said, “Saga, Michael you are hereby issued a strike for destroying the house property.” Biggie added that a if they survive tonight’s eviction, a punishment awaits them.
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...
We’re not Starting Strike Tomorrow — ASUU
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We’re not Starting Strike Tomorrow — ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, is not embarking on industrial action from Tuesday, a member of the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the union has said. The NEC member, who is also the Chairman of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, chapter, Dr. Dele Ashiru, in a chat with Vanguard on Monday, explained that there are steps and processes for the union to embark on strike. He, however, agreed that the union gave the Federal Government up till Tuesday, August 31, to meet some demands. According to Ashiru, “Yes, we gave the government till the end of this month to meet some demands of ours. “However, assuming that the demands are not met within the stipulated period, we won’t just begin an industrial action that same day. “The reason is that ASUU is not a o...
U.S. drone strike kills ISIS-K ‘planner’ in response to Afghan airport attack
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U.S. drone strike kills ISIS-K ‘planner’ in response to Afghan airport attack

A US drone strike carried out overnight, Saturday August 28, has killed an Islamic State "planner", two days after the group claimed a deadly bombing outside Kabul airport. Among the 92 killed in Thursday's suicide blast, claimed by Afghanistan's Islamic State affiliate, were 13 U.S. service members, the most lethal incident for U.S. troops in Afghanistan in a decade. According to the Pentagon, there were no civilian casualties from the strike and US forces were prepared for more attacks from ISIS even as they continue to airlift people out of the war torn Taliban controlled Afghanistan. "Initial indications are that we killed the target. We know of no civilian casualties," the U.S. military said in a statement, referring to the overnight drone strike. U.S. Central Command sa...
#BBNaija: Maria, Pere and JMK issued a Strike
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#BBNaija: Maria, Pere and JMK issued a Strike

Maria, Pere and JMK have been issued a strike over microphone infringement. While JMK was issued a strike for entering the Jacuzzi with her microphone, Maria and Pere were issued a strike each for removing their microphones at different times to have a conversation. In addition to the strike, they've also been barred from the Head of House challenge and will not enjoy its priviledges, veto power and immunity. Other housemates who broke the rule of not whispering and being coherent in their speech, will receive their punishment today.

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