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Ligue 1: Ramos not ready for debut – PSG
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Ligue 1: Ramos not ready for debut – PSG

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have confirmed that centre-back Sergio Ramos will not be making his much-awaited debut when they tackle Angers. PSG disclosed this in a statement via their website on Thursday. According to the statement, Ramos will continue on his road to full recovery by training individually for the next 10 days. Mauricio Pochettino’s side will host Angers in a French Ligue 1 tie at Parc des Princes on Friday night. PSG’s statement read, “Sergio Ramos will continue his individual sessions with the medical and performance staff for another 10 days with a view to returning to full training.” PSG head to the game following a 2-0 defeat to Rennes in their last Ligue 1 tie on October 3. They currently sit on top of the Ligue 1 table with 24 points from 9 games....
Paul Merson predicts Liverpool vs Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal games
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Paul Merson predicts Liverpool vs Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal games

Arsenal hero, Paul Merson, has predicted some of the English Premier League, EPL, games that will be played this weekend. Liverpool will host Manchester City on Sunday evening at Anfield, while Manchester United will face Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. Chelsea will host Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and Arsenal tackle Brighton in an away Premier League tie on Saturday evening. Providing his predictions, Merson told Sportskeeda, “I expect Manchester United to win this Premier League encounter 2-1. They were unfortunate not to score the penalty against Aston Villa and were well beaten against Villarreal despite getting a result, so it’s kind of hard to predict their results. “Everton have done a great job so far this season, but they have their fai...
FG declares October 1 public holiday
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FG declares October 1 public holiday

The Nigerian government has declared October 1st as a public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced this even as he congratulated Nigerians on the 61st independence. Aregbesola in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Shuaib Belgore assured Nigerians of the government’s commitment to tackle and eradicate all forms of challenges and all diverse problems. Part of the statement read: “Our warmth, welcoming spirit and love as well as the abundant wealth inherent in our human capital and the richness of our land, makes Nigeria unarguably the leading black nation in the world and Africa’s pride and beacon of hope, if we can rally ourselves together to harness our potentials...
Champions League: Chelsea’s squad to face Juventus revealed [Full list]
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Champions League: Chelsea’s squad to face Juventus revealed [Full list]

Chelsea’s squad to face Juventus in tonight’s Champions League fixture has been revealed. Chelsea released a list of 21 players via their website to tackle Juventus in Turin. Thomas Tuchel’s side head to the game following a 1-0 defeat against Manchester City in the Premier League last weekend The kick-off time for Juventus vs Chelsea is 8 pm, Nigerian time. Below is Chelsea’s squad against Juventus; Kepa Arrizabalaga Antonio Rudiger Marcos Alonso Andreas Christensen Jorginho Thiago Silva Mateo Kovacic Romelu Lukaku Timo Werner Ruben Loftus-Cheek Marcus Bettinelli Trevoh Chalobah Edouard Mendy Saul Ross Barkley Callum Hudson-Odoi Ben Chilwell Hakim Ziyech Cesar Azpilicueta Kai Havertz Malang Sarr ...
Messi, others missing as Pochettino names PSG’s squad to face Montpellier
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Messi, others missing as Pochettino names PSG’s squad to face Montpellier

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has named his side’s squad to face Montpellier in the French Ligue 1 fixture on Saturday night. Pochettino named a 22-man squad to tackle Montpellier at the Parc des Princes in a post via PSG’s website. The former Tottenham Hotspur manager excluded Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos from the squad to face the visitors. PSG head to the game following a 2-1 victory over Metz in their last fixture. Below is PSG’s squad against Montpellier; Keylor Navas, Achraf Hakimi, Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Kylian Mbappé, Leandro Paredes, Mauro Icardi, Neymar Jr, Angel Di Maria, Rafinha, Danilo Pereira, Sergio Rico, Colin Dagba, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ander Herrera, Abdou Diallo, Julian Draxler, Thilo Kehrer, Nuno Mendes, Idrissa Gueye, Eric J...
Rashford included in GCSE media studies course due to Man Utd star’s political activism on social media
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Rashford included in GCSE media studies course due to Man Utd star’s political activism on social media

The 23-year-old England international has been active on social media to fight food poverty, homelessness, illiteracy and racism in recent years Pupils will be studying Marcus Rashford's use of social media as an activism tool as part of their GCSE media studies this year. The England international has used his social media accounts to fight food poverty by raising money for charity and persuading the UK government to continue free school meals for children. Rashford, 23, has used his online presence to tackle homelessness, start a book club and speak out against racist abuse he and other footballers have received in recent years, too.  
Brest vs PSG: Three key players missing as Pochettino names squad
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Brest vs PSG: Three key players missing as Pochettino names squad

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has named his side’s squad to face Brest in the French Ligue 1 fixture on Friday night. Pochettino named a 23-man squad to tackle Brest at the Stade Francis-Le Blé in a post via PSG’s website. The former Tottenham Hotspur coach excluded Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos from the squad to face the host. PSG head to the game after beating Strasbourg 4-2 in their last fixture. The kick-off time for Brest vs PSG is 8 pm. Below is PSG’s squad against Brest: 1.Keylor Navas 2.Achraf Hakimi 3.Presnel Kimpembe 5.Marquinhos 6.Marco Verratti 7.Kylian Mbappé 9.Mauro Icardi 11.Angel Di Maria 12.Rafinha 15.Danilo Pereira 18.Georginio Wijnaldum 21.Ander Herrera 22.Abdou Diallo 23.Julian Draxler 24.Thilo Kehrer 27. Idrissa ...
Insecurity: Nigerian military has capacity to tackle all criminality – CDS Irabor
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Insecurity: Nigerian military has capacity to tackle all criminality – CDS Irabor

iThe Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, has assured that the military has the capacity to tackle any form of criminality in Nigeria amid the security challenges facing the country. Irabor gave the assurance on Wednesday in Makurdi, when he met with retired senior military officers from the North Central Zone. The CDS stressed that the military would remain at the forefront in tackling any form of insecurity. “To make a significant impact in ensuring that peace takes pre-eminence in the country, we need to fall back on the retired military officers. “This is because they also live among the people, thereby having a lot to offer regarding security issues,’’ Irabor said. He urged the ex-officers not to consider themselves as retired personnel but see themselves as...
PSG vs Strasbourg: Pochettino to be Without Four key Players for Ligue 1 clash
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PSG vs Strasbourg: Pochettino to be Without Four key Players for Ligue 1 clash

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, will be without four key players when they tackle Strasbourg in the French Ligue 1 tie on Saturday night. The four players are Sergio Ramos, Colin Dagba, Idrissa Gueye and Alexandre Letellier. PSG disclosed this in a statement via their website on Friday. Pochettino’s side head to the game following a 2-1 win against Troyes in their last fixture. “Sergio Ramos is working on his fitness in training, and is expected to return to competitive action after the international break,“ PSG’s statement read. “Colin Dagba is working on his fitness, and is expected to return to competitive action after the international break. “Idrissa Gueye is back training and following COVID-19 protocols. He might return to competit...
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Tuchel names player to feature in EPL clash
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Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Tuchel names player to feature in EPL clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that Tammy Abraham is in his side’s squad to tackle Crystal Palace in their Premier League opener on Saturday afternoon at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel said this on Friday at his pre-match press conference. Chelsea head to the game after beating Villarreal to win the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday. “Tammy [Abraham] is in the squad for tomorrow,” Tuchel said. “He is our player and right now it’s Friday afternoon and the only focus for us is on Saturday’s game. “Of course, there are always possibilities that players could leave us, especially when we’ve other players arriving in the same position. “The situation for Tammy is clear though and it has been discussed. At the moment, there is no news. We’ve a good relationship, ...
Alaves vs Real Madrid: Ancelotti names squad for LaLiga clash
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Alaves vs Real Madrid: Ancelotti names squad for LaLiga clash

Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has named his side’s squad to tackle Alavés in their LaLiga opener on Saturday night at Mendizorroza. Ancelotti named 21 players to face Alaves at Mendizorroza in a post via their website on Friday night. Real Madrid head to the game following a 0-0 draw with AC Milan in a pre-season friendly last weekend. Below is Real Madrid’s squad against Alaves: Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Fuidias. Defenders: E. Militão, Alaba, Nacho, Odriozola and Miguel Gutiérrez. Midfielders: Modrić, Casemiro, Valverde, Lucas V., Isco and Blanco. Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Asensio, Jović, Bale, Vini Jr. and Rodrygo. The kick-off time for the match is 9 pm, Nigerian time.
Dubai Creates Artificial Rain to Combat Heatwave
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Dubai Creates Artificial Rain to Combat Heatwave

A new technology has been deployed by Dubai to create artificial rain. The fake rain was created to tackle heatwave. It was gathered that drones were used by Dubai to create heavy downpours, partly caused by cloud-seeding projects. Dubai deals with extremely hot summers with temperatures over 50°C. The United Arab Emirates’s National Center of Meteorology (NCM) confirmed this, saying Dubai uses drone technology for electrical charges into clouds. The science cause the clouds to cluster and form precipitation. For this year, the NCM released a video of monsoon-like showers and sparking flashes of lightning. The rain and strong winds cut visibility on roads and created difficult driving conditions, The National reported. Cloud seeding, one of nine different rain-ma...
CAF Champions League final: Al Ahly thrash Kaizer Chiefs to retain trophy
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CAF Champions League final: Al Ahly thrash Kaizer Chiefs to retain trophy

  Al Ahly on Saturday successfully defended their CAF Champions League title following an emphatic 3-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs. The final was played at the Stade Mohammed V in Morocco. Goals from Mohamed Sherif, Mohamed Magdi Afsha and Amr El Solia sealed the victory for the Egyptians, who outclassed their South African opponents. Chiefs, who were making their first appearance in the final, were reduced to 10 men following the sending off of Happy Mashiane in the 45th minute. Mashiane was shown a straight red card for a reckless tackle on Akram Tawfik following a VAR check. Eight minutes after the restart, Al Ahly took the lead through Sherif. The win saw the Red Devils clinch a record-extending 10th CAF Champions League title. They have also qualified for t...
Haaland reacts to Sancho leaving Dortmund for Man United
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Haaland reacts to Sancho leaving Dortmund for Man United

  Alf-Inge Haaland, father of Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, has reacted to Jadon Sancho’s Manchester United transfer. DAILY POST recalls that Sancho is set to join Man United after the Premier League club agreed a £72.6million transfer deal with Dortmund for the winger. The 22-year-old star is set to undergo a medical at Old Trafford. Reacting to the development, Haaland wished Sancho all the best on his impending move to Man United this summer. According to him, the England international will be missed by Dortmund. In a tweet via his Twitter handle on Wednesday night, Haaland wrote, “F*ck. But all the best, Sancho, you will be missed.” Sancho is currently at the ongoing Euro 2020 with the England national team. He will hope to feature for England whe...
“We are our Own Problem”- Toke Makinwa tackles Nigerians who are quick to ‘age shame’ women
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“We are our Own Problem”- Toke Makinwa tackles Nigerians who are quick to ‘age shame’ women

Media personality Toke Makinwa has taken to her Instastories to tackle Nigerians who have formed the habit of ''age-shaming'' women who are almost forty or above forty. According to her, most Nigerians adore the likes of JLo, Khloe Kardashian and Kim Kardashian despite the fact that they are almost 40 or have hit the 40 or 50 years but the same set of Nigerians will be the ones to age-shame Nigerian women within the same age range.
England vs Scotland: Rio Ferdinand Reveals Sir Alex Ferguson’s Prediction
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England vs Scotland: Rio Ferdinand Reveals Sir Alex Ferguson’s Prediction

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has revealed his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s prediction for England’s Euro 2020 clash against Scotland on Friday. Scotland will tackle England at Wembley on Friday evening after losing 2-0 to Czech Republic in their Group D opener on Monday. According to Ferdinand, Ferguson backed Scotland to ‘overrun’ England, who won their first game against Croatia on Sunday. Speaking on his Vibe With Five YouTube show, Ferdinand said: “Can I just say something: Scotland are getting beaten 1-0! “Sir Alex Ferguson has been on my phone all morning. Let me see if I can text him back right now. I am gonna text him now: “Are you OK boss?” “He thinks they [Scotland] are going to beat us [England], he thinks they are going to...
England vs Croatia: Rio Ferdinand hands Southgate names of Players to Start Euro 2021 tie
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England vs Croatia: Rio Ferdinand hands Southgate names of Players to Start Euro 2021 tie

  Former England international, Rio Ferdinand has handed manager, Gareth Southgate names of players to start for the Three Lions against Croatia on Sunday afternoon. England will tackle Croatia today in their Group D Euro 2020 opener at Wembley. Asked for his preferred England starting XI for the Croatia game, Ferdinand was quoted by Metro UK as saying: “On the right-hand side of the back three I would play Kyle Walker, on the left I would play Luke Shaw, central, I would play John Stones,’ he told Metro.co.uk. “Right wing-back: Reece James, midfield: Mason Mount and Declan Rice, left side: Ben Chilwell. “And then I would play two No.10s inside, I am not playing them wide, two narrow No.10s: Grealish and Foden, stroke Sterling, maybe one of those, I’m undecided, and...
“God Made her”- Comedian Etinosa Tackles Nigerians who Say BBN made Tacha
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“God Made her”- Comedian Etinosa Tackles Nigerians who Say BBN made Tacha

Comedian, Etinosa, has come out to tackle Nigerians who claim that BBNaija made Tacha. Recall that a few days ago, Tacha shared a video online where she berated Nigerians saying the reality TV show made her. In a post shared on her Instagram page, Etinosa argued that it is wrong for anyone to attribute Tacha's success to BBNaija. She mentioned that Tacha's God and destiny made her. See her post below
”Many are mad, few are roaming”- Apostle Suleman tackles Lai Mohammed for holding press conference after Twitter deleted President Buhari’s tweet
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”Many are mad, few are roaming”- Apostle Suleman tackles Lai Mohammed for holding press conference after Twitter deleted President Buhari’s tweet

Apostle Suleman took to his Twitter handle this afternoon to tackle the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who at a press conference on Wednesday, June 2, tackled Twitter for deleting President Buhari's tweet in which he made a reference to the civil war. Reacting via his Twitter handle, Apostle Suleman wrote; ''School children were kidnapped,no federal press conference addressed it. People are killed daily,no word of stern threat to the bandits. A tweet was deleted and you had a press conference?. Define joblessness!! Many are mad,few are roaming.''
EPL take Decision on Deducting Points from Chelsea after Leicester City Brawl
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EPL take Decision on Deducting Points from Chelsea after Leicester City Brawl

  Chelsea have escaped a possible points deduction, after their players were involved in a brawl with some Leicester City stars, during a Premier League clash. Instead, the FA has decided to fine both clubs £22,500. Thomas Tuchel’s men won 2-1, to avenge their FA Cup final defeat. But tempers flared between the players, following Ricardo Pereira’s tackle on Ben Chilwell. Players and coaching staff clashed on the touchline, with fears Chelsea could face a point deduction for the incident for repeated offences. But a FA spokesperson said: “Chelsea and Leicester City have been fined £22,500 each after admitting a breach of FA Rule E20.1 following their Premier League fixture on Tuesday 18 May 2021. “Both clubs admitted they failed to ensure their players and club of...
Europa League final: Owen Predicts Result for Villarreal vs Man United Tie
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Europa League final: Owen Predicts Result for Villarreal vs Man United Tie

  Michael Owen, a former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker, has predicted the Europa League final clash between Villarreal and Manchester United. Villarreal will tackle Manchester United in the Europa League final at the PGEArena Gdańsk in Poland on Wednesday night. Unai Emery’s side had eliminated Arsenal from the Europa League semi-final encounter earlier this month, while Man United knocked AS Roma out of the competition. Villarreal head to the game following a 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in their last LaLiga fixture on Saturday, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men won Wolves 2-1 on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday. Providing his prediction, Owen told BetVictor, “Manchester United go into the Europa League final as favourites. However, their oppone...
Actress, Rosy Meurer Tackles IG user who asked if her Husband, Olakunle Churchill, ‘Lasts two Seconds’
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Actress, Rosy Meurer Tackles IG user who asked if her Husband, Olakunle Churchill, ‘Lasts two Seconds’

  Actress, Rosy Meurer, this afternoon, tackled an Instagram user who inquired if her husband, Olakunle Churchill, lasts more than 2-seconds Recall that Tonto Dikeh who used to be married to Churchill claimed that Churchill doesn't last more than 2-seconds in bed in a previous interview. The IG user asked Rosy if this was true and the new mum went all out to tackle her. See their exchange below  
EPL: Kelechi Iheanacho Makes history as Chelsea Defeat Leicester City 2-1
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EPL: Kelechi Iheanacho Makes history as Chelsea Defeat Leicester City 2-1

  Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, on Tuesday night made history following his side’s 2-1 defeat against Chelsea. Chelsea defeated Leicester at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho. Iheanacho’s goal wasn’t enough to give Leicester a point against Thomas Tuchel’s men. According to OptaJoe, Iheanacho’s strike against Chelsea means the Nigerian international has now become the first player in Premier League history to score a goal on all seven days of the week within a single season in the competition. Iheanacho will now hope to lead Leicester to victory when they tackle Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in their final Premier League tie of the season. Leicester are now in the fourth position on the Premier League table log with 66 ...
EPL: Mohamed Salah not Respected in Premier League – Rio Ferdinand laments
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EPL: Mohamed Salah not Respected in Premier League – Rio Ferdinand laments

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has noted that Liverpool ace, Mohamed Salah is not getting the respect he deserves in the Premier League. Salah has been a constant source of goals for Liverpool for about three seasons now. He is battling Tottenham striker, Harry Kane for the Golden Boot this season, with both attackers on 22 goals with just two games left. And United legend Ferdinand is of the opinion that the lack of credit Salah has received is “out of order”. “He’s vying for top goalscorer again in this league and he’s not in people’s team of the season, I do not get it,” Ferdinand told Vibe With FIVE. “He ain’t getting the respect he deserves. Mohamed Salah is a top, top, top, top player who is churning out numbers year in, year out. “It...
Chelsea vs Leicester City: Mark Lawrenson predicts winner of FA Cup final
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Chelsea vs Leicester City: Mark Lawrenson predicts winner of FA Cup final

  Former Liverpool star, Mark Lawrenson, has predicted today’s FA Cup final clash between Chelsea and Leicester City. Chelsea will on Saturday evening tackle Leicester City in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium. Thomas Tuchel’s men head to the game following a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge, while Leicester defeated Manchester United 2-1 on Tuesday at Old Trafford. Providing his prediction, Lawrenson expects Chelsea to beat the Foxes and win their ninth FA Cup. “I think they [Chelsea] will have too much for Leicester – the Foxes got a good win at Old Trafford on Tuesday, but that was against a weakened Manchester United side,” he told BBC. “It will be close, but, from what I have seen of Brendan Rodgers’ side in the past few weeks, I am no...
Insecurity: We are working very hard, I hope Nigerians will understand- President Buhari
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Insecurity: We are working very hard, I hope Nigerians will understand- President Buhari

President Buhari says he hopes Nigerians showing more understanding to his government as they work very hard to tackle insecurity in the nation. The President said this when he spoke to state house correspondents shortly after observing the Eid prayer, marking the end of the month-long Ramadan fast. The President said the menace of bandits and kidnappers will be addressed to ensure that the nation’s food security is not threatened. “With the resources and manpower available to us, we are working very hard. We are hoping Nigerians will understand the problem. Nigerians know at what stage we came in 2015, what state we are today both on security and the economy and we are doing our best. The law enforcement agencies are working hard to regain confidence against the bandits, so tha...
FG approves new security measures for South-East and South-South, tactics will no longer be disclosed
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FG approves new security measures for South-East and South-South, tactics will no longer be disclosed

New security measures to tackle the insecurity in the South-East and South-South region of the country has been approved by the federal government. Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali disclosed this at the end of the security meeting President Muhammadu Buhari had with heads of security agencies on Tuesday May 11. Alkali also revealed that operational tactics will no longer be disclosed. He said; “We have some measures which we have outlined and have been approved by the council and we will see how we can change the narrative within the quickest possible means to restore law and order and restore peace in that area. “We solicit all law-abiding citizens to work with us to identify and deal with the situation. That is that; I may not go into the details of how we will do ...
UCL: Zidane Announces Real Madrid Squad to tackle Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
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UCL: Zidane Announces Real Madrid Squad to tackle Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

  Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane, has announced his side’s squad to tackle Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final tie at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Zidane named 23 players to face Chelsea in a post via Real Madrid’s website on Tuesday. Real Madrid had played a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the first-leg last week. Zidane’s side head to the game after beating Osasuna 2-0 in the LaLiga last Saturday. Below is Real Madrid’s squad against Chelsea: Goalkeeper: Courtois, Lunin and Altube. Defenders: E. Militão, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo, Odriozola, Mendy and Miguel. Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro, Isco, Valverde, Arribas and Blanco. Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Asensio, Vini Jr., Mariano and Rodrygo. The kick-off for the game is 8 pm, Nigerian t...
The problem of insecurity lies on the table of Buhari, for a Genral in the Nigerian army he’s too complacent and lackadaisical – Pastor Ituah Ighodalo (video)
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The problem of insecurity lies on the table of Buhari, for a Genral in the Nigerian army he’s too complacent and lackadaisical – Pastor Ituah Ighodalo (video)

Senior Pastor of Trinity House Church, Ituah Ighodalo has again called out President Muhammadu Buhari over the way he is handling the security challenges witnessed across the country. Ighodalo who stated that Buhari has the power to tackle insecurity, stressed that he is however too complacent and lackadaisical for a former General in the Nigerian army. According to him, tackling insecurity starts with the tone set at the top and Buhari failed to act even after being told that the past Service Chiefs were divided and had different agenda. He also decried how Leah Sharibu's case was handled. According to the cleric, it is shocking that over 250 girls will be abducted from a school and there is no means of finding them. Watch the video below......
Michael Owen Predicts Man United vs Liverpool, Newcastle vs Arsenal, Chelsea, other Games
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Michael Owen Predicts Man United vs Liverpool, Newcastle vs Arsenal, Chelsea, other Games

  Michael Owen, a former England striker, has predicted some of this weekend’s English Premier Leagues, EPL, games. Chelsea will host Fulham on Saturday evening at Stamford Bridge, while Arsenal will face Newcastle United in an away EPL tie on Sunday afternoon. Manchester United will tackle Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday evening, while Everton will host Aston Villa at Goodison Park on Saturday night. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Chelsea continued their excellent form under Thomas Tuchel with a typical 1-0 win at the London Stadium last Saturday evening, “The Blues are looking good for Champions League qualification, and the visit of struggling Fulham should represent a likely three points. “Although Fulham have a tendency to surprise us w...
Allardyce Backs Ajayi To Bounce Back From Error Against Aston Villa
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Allardyce Backs Ajayi To Bounce Back From Error Against Aston Villa

Boss Sam Allardyce has backed Semi Ajayi to quickly bounce back from the mistake he made in the derby against Villa. The Baggies were 90 seconds away from beating Dean Smith’s side on Sunday but were ultimately held to a point after Kienan Davis fired in to level the scores at 2-2 in stoppage time. Villa’s first goal arrived after Ajayi – who had been recalled to the side at the expense of Dara O’Shea – gave away a needless penalty for a foul on Ross Barkley. Davis’ equaliser meanwhile arrived after Bartley – who has been in outstanding form in recent months – got caught in two minds when it came to clearing a cross. But while Allardyce was left frustrated by those individual errors, he refused to criticise his two centre-backs. And he has backed them and the rest of Alb...
‘Nigeria is at war, seek help, youths should not serve as ritual offering on the altar of a failing state’ – Wole Soyinka tells Buhari
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‘Nigeria is at war, seek help, youths should not serve as ritual offering on the altar of a failing state’ – Wole Soyinka tells Buhari

Noble laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has advised Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari to seek help on how to tackle the different security challenges confronting the country as the country. In a statement issued by Soyinka on Saturday, April 24, in reaction to the killing of three students of Greenwich University by bandits in Kaduna, Soyinka asked the President to realize that Nigeria is at 'war' and stop "sacrificing the lives of youths." Read Soyinka’s full statement below. Abukakar Atiku has summed up the nation’s feeling – this most recent savagery against our youth is heartbreaking.  More than the heart is broken however, more than millions of individual hearts that still lay claim to bonds in a common humanity. The already over-stretched sinews of moral restraint hav...
Graeme Souness Criticises two Arsenal Players after Everton’s 1-0 win
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Graeme Souness Criticises two Arsenal Players after Everton’s 1-0 win

  Liverpool hero, Graeme Souness, has criticized two Arsenal players, Granit Xhaka and Bernd Leno, following the Gunners’ Premier League 1-0 defeat against Everton on Friday night at Emirates. Souness said he was disappointed with both Leno and Xhaka for their roles in Everton’s winner, describing the goalkeeper’s mistake as ‘farcical’. Xhaka was beaten easily by Everton striker Richarlison before the Brazilian got to the byline and put a tame cross into the box, which Leno bizarrely diverted into his own net to give the visitors all three points against Mikel Arteta’s men. “Richarlison eases Xhaka off the ball too easily,” Souness told Sky Sports. “He makes his mind up, “I’m going to stand my ground and tackle and win the ball”, instead of forcing him down the line...
‘I Need My Money’ – Amuneke Adopts New Strategy To Tackle Debtor Tanzania FA
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‘I Need My Money’ – Amuneke Adopts New Strategy To Tackle Debtor Tanzania FA

Tanzania Football Federation, TFF, are yet to fully offset Emmanuel Amuneke’s contractual entitlements nearly two years after the Nigerian coach left the services of the East African country. We gathered that the outstanding money is $18, 000 (about N6, 848.262m). The former Barcelona winger penned a two year deal with the Tanzanian Football Federation in 2018 and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics soccer gold medalist hauled the Taifa Stars into history with qualification for their first Africa Cup of Nations in 39 years. The last time Tanzania reached the AFCON finals was in 1980 in Lagos, Nigeria, where they were logged in pool A with the hosts and eventual winners, Nigeria’s Green Eagles who dimmed the Taifa Stars 3-1 in their opening group clash. Tanzania crashed out of the 201...
UCL: Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand Predict Teams that’ll Play Champions League Final
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UCL: Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand Predict Teams that’ll Play Champions League Final

  Former England stars, Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owen have shared their separate opinions regarding which team will make it to the final of the Champions League. Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are the four teams in the semi-finals. Chelsea will play Real Madrid while Manchester City tackle PSG in the next stage. Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 on aggregate and will go on to face Thomas Tuchel’s men. Chelsea had earlier beaten Porto 2-1 on aggregate with Mauricio Pochettino’s knocking out Bayern Munich. Manchester City joined them in the other semi-final after beating Borussia Dortmund 4-2 on aggregate, fighting back from a goal down to win 2-1 on Wednesday night courtesy of goals from Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden. Former Liver...
Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Zidane Announces Squad for Champions League tie at Anfield
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Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Zidane Announces Squad for Champions League tie at Anfield

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has named a 21-man squad to tackle Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie at Anfield on Wednesday night. Zidane announced the squad in a post on Real Madrid’s official website on Tuesday. Zidane’s men had won Liverpool 3-1 in the first-leg in Spain last week. Real Madrid head to the game after beating Barcelona 2-1 in the LaLiga El Clasico clash last weekend. Below is Real Madrid’s squad against Liverpool: Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Altube. Defenders: E. Militão, Nacho, Marcelo, Odriozola, F. Mendy and Chust. Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro, Valverde, Isco, Marvin and Arribas. Forwards: Benzema, Asensio, Vini Jr., Mariano and Rodrygo. The kick-off time for Real Madrid vs Liverpool is...
South-East Governors Establish New security Outfit, Ebube Agu, to Tackle Insecurity in the Region
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South-East Governors Establish New security Outfit, Ebube Agu, to Tackle Insecurity in the Region

To tackle the insecurity in region, Governors from the South East of Nigeria today announced the establishment of a security outfit called EBUBE AGU. The governors disclosed this after an emergency meeting held in Owerri, Imo state on Sunday, April 11. According to a communique put out by governors of the Southeast, the agency is to oversee and monitor the activities of vigilante groups in the region. Chairman of the Southeast Governors forum, Dave Umahi who read the statement after the meeting, said the headquarters of EBUBE AGU security outfit will be in Enugu state. Read the full text of the communique below COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS AND HEADS OF SECURITY AGENCIES AT THE END OF THE FIRST SOUTH EAST SECURITY SUMMIT HELD IN OWERRI ON SUNDAY APRIL 11th 202...
Solskjaer hints on Man Utd stars he will not play ahead of Granada clash
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Solskjaer hints on Man Utd stars he will not play ahead of Granada clash

    Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he will never select any player who is “at risk”. Solskjaer stated this on Wednesday while answering questions at a press conference over Marcus Rashford’s fitness. Rashford will travel for the team’s Europa League quarter-final against Granada on Thursday night in Spain. He scored United’s equaliser against Brighton on Sunday but came off after being caught in a tackle and missed training on Tuesday. With Anthony Martial injured, Rashford is hoping to lead United’s attack, alongside Edinson Cavani. “Marcus is travelling and we’ve just got to make a decision tomorrow if he starts or if he’s on the bench. “I don’t pick players when we know there’s a risk,” Solskjaer said. “Of course there’...
Chelsea loanee Victor Moses named in Russian Premier League Team of the Week
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Chelsea loanee Victor Moses named in Russian Premier League Team of the Week

Chelsea-owned right wing-back Victor Moses has been included in the latest Russian Premier League Team of the Week following his great performance over the weekend. The former Nigeria international got on the scoresheet as Spartak Moscow defeated FK Rostov 3-2 and has now been included in the team of the week by top football statistics website Whoscored. Twenty three minutes into the contest vs Rostov, the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner carried the ball from halfway to just outside the box and unleashed a powerful shot that went in via a deflection. Against Rostov, no player made more key passes (3), completed more dribbles (2) and had more shots on target (3) than Moses. The Spartak Moscow number 8 finished with a passing accuracy of 63.3 percent and made one tackle ove...
Wike Launches C4I Security Outfit To Tackle Insecurity, ESN
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Wike Launches C4I Security Outfit To Tackle Insecurity, ESN

In pursuit of our desire to ensure the safety of lives and property in Rivers State, we today re-launched Rivers State's security outfit tagged C4I. Personnel of the outfit which comprises of 400 policemen and 200 civil defence personnel have in the last month been specially trained in relevant skills to ensure they carry out their duty efficiently. We have made appreciable success in the area of security but we wouldn't rest on our oars. With C4I we intend to take it a step further by adopting a proactive policing approach and nipping the effort of criminals in the bud. C4i vehicles branded with their Local Government Areas of responsibility have been deployed to each Local Government Area in the state. To further boost our security in the riverine areas, in the next few week...
Chelsea vs Atlético Madrid: Tuchel’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed [Full list]
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Chelsea vs Atlético Madrid: Tuchel’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed [Full list]

Chelsea’s squad to face Atletico Madrid in tonight’s Champions League last-16 second-leg tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named a 20-man squad to tackle Atlético Madrid at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea head to the match after beating Diego Simeone’s side 1-0 in the first leg last month in Bucharest, Romania. Tuchel’s men are currently in the 4th position on the Premier League table with 51 points from 29 matches. Chelsea’s full squad against Atletico Madrid: Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero. Defenders: Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Ben Chilwell, Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri. Midfielders: Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi, N’Golo ...
Get a Father Like Mine – MC Oluomo’s Son Tackles Those Calling his Father a Tout
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Get a Father Like Mine – MC Oluomo’s Son Tackles Those Calling his Father a Tout

The son of Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, the chairman of the Lagos chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), took to his Instastories this afternoon to tackle Nigerians who refer to his father as a tout. In his post, King Westt shared the qualities of his father and asked those who call him a tout to try and get a father like his. See his posts below
Lagos CP, Hakeem Odumosu Vows To Tackle Domestic Violence As Husband Beats Wife To Death
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Lagos CP, Hakeem Odumosu Vows To Tackle Domestic Violence As Husband Beats Wife To Death

The Lagos State Police boss, CP Hakeem Odumosu has vowed to tackle domestic violence in the state to a standstill as the Command has arrested a man, David Idibie, of Joado Street, Oke Ira Nla, Ajah Area of Lagos State, for the murder of his wife, a 42-year old, Juliana Idibie, of same address. The incident happened on 16th February, 2021 at about 10pm. According to the report by the Lagos Police Spokesperson, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, it was gathered that the deceased had engaged the husband in a hot argument on certain matrimonial issues and in the process, she slumped and sustained severe head injury. While lying in her pool of blood, the angry husband refused to rescue her until she gave up the ghost.CP
Barcelona vs PSG: Pochettino’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed
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Barcelona vs PSG: Pochettino’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has announced his side’s squad to tackle Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16 first-leg on Tuesday night at Camp Nou. Pochettino released a 22-man squad to face Barcelona in a post via PSG’s official website on Monday. PSG head to the game following a 2-1 win over Nice in the French Ligue encounter over the weekend, while Barcelona defeated Alaves 5-1 in the LaLiga. PSG’s squad against Barcelona: BAKKER Mitchel, DIALLO Abdou, DRAXLER Julian, FLORENZI Alessandro, GUEYE Idrissa, HERRERA Ander, ICARDI Mauro, KEAN Moise, KEHRER Thilo, KIMPEMBE Presnel, KURZAWA Layvin, LETELLIER Alexandre, MARQUINHOS, MBAPPÉ Kylian, MICHUT Edouard, NAVAS Keylor, PAREDES Leandro, PEREIRA Danilo, RAFINHA, RICO Sergio, SARABIA Pablo, VERRATTI M...
Jesus Never Condemned Gay People in the New Testament- Uche Maduagwu
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Jesus Never Condemned Gay People in the New Testament- Uche Maduagwu

Uche Maduagwu took to his IG page to tackle Christians who are against gays and homosexuals. Posting the photo collage above, Uche opined that Jesus Christ did not condemn gays and so Christians shouldn't. The actor who came out of the closet last week wrote, ''Being #gay is an honor and a beautiful life #jesus never condemn gay people in the new testament so if you a good christian you wont too or can a servant be greater than his master. Criticize your G.O for having private jet when millions of his #church members are poor and unemployed, criticize them for collecting tithe during covid19''
Ole Gunner Solskjaer Issues Strong Warning to Bruno Fernandes after 0-0 Draw with Arsenal
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Ole Gunner Solskjaer Issues Strong Warning to Bruno Fernandes after 0-0 Draw with Arsenal

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned Bruno Fernandes not to allow his temper get the better of him. Fernandes was fortunate to have escaped punishment during their 0-0 draw with Arsenal on Saturday. The Portugal international was fortunate to still be on the pitch, after he raked his studs down the back of Granit Xhaka’s Achilles’. Moments earlier, Fernandes had been angered by a challenge from Cedric Soares that caught him in the face. But Solskjaer admits the midfielder’s reaction could have had serious repercussions. “He’s a winner of course just got to watch it so it doesn’t boil over little bit of a stamp on Xhaka,” Solskjaer said in his post-match press conference. “But that’s Bruno, he wants to win, he wants to tackle. “He’s ...
New Service Chiefs Arrive Maiduguri To Tackle Insurgency
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New Service Chiefs Arrive Maiduguri To Tackle Insurgency

The new service chiefs have arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital to meet with critical stakeholders to brainstorm on how to tackle insurgency in the theatre of war. The Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Leo Irabor led the delegation to arrive at the headquarters of Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri on Sunday afternoon at about 1330 hours. Daily Trust correspondent in Maiduguri witnessed the arrival of an aircraft carrying the service chiefs. They include the Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. General Leo Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Maj. General Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Naval Staff, AVM Awwal Gambo and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao. A top security source said the visit is expected to brainstorming on how to re-strategise appro...
Fred red card ‘nowhere near a foul’, says Solskjaer
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Fred red card ‘nowhere near a foul’, says Solskjaer

The tackle that led to Fred's red card for Manchester United was not a foul, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt Fred's tackle that saw him sent off was "nowhere near a foul" but said the midfielder may have been lucky earlier. Fred was sent off in the second half of United's 3-1 Champions League loss at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday. The Brazilian was booked in the first half for an apparent headbutt on Leandro Paredes, before getting his second yellow card after appearing to win the ball ahead of Ander Herrera.
Seven (7) Policemen Deployed to Fight Bandits in Katsina Die in Road Accident
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Seven (7) Policemen Deployed to Fight Bandits in Katsina Die in Road Accident

The Nigerian Police Force has confirmed the death of 7 policemen who were deployed to tackle banditry in Katsina. The policemen who were among the passengers of an 18-seater Toyota Hummer bus, died in an accident which occurred at Jaji town in Kaduna. Frank Mba, force public relations officer said in a statement; “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has condoled the families of the seven (7) Police officers attached to the Special Forces Unit of the Nigeria Police Force who died in a ghastly motor accident on 12th July, 2020 on their way to Katsina State. The unfortunate incident, which involved an 18-seater Toyota Hummer Bus conveying eighteen personnel of the Unit, occurred at Jaji town along Kaduna-Zaria Road. “The deceased were part of an additional d...
Computer Village Traders Tackle Folashade Tinubu-Ojo Over “Illegal” Levies
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Computer Village Traders Tackle Folashade Tinubu-Ojo Over “Illegal” Levies

A coalition of 18 trade unions at the Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos, has protested against the alleged imposition of illegal levies on traders by the Iyaloja General, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo. We gathered that traders at the ICT hub started the protest last Monday and shut the market pending the resolution of the issues. Our correspondent was told that Tinubu-Ojo allegedly imposed a Iyaloja and a Babaloja on the traders in June 2019. The new market leaders, who displaced the existing leadership arrangement, allegedly introduced new levies. The spokesperson for the coalition of trade unions in Computer Village, Nonso Bethel, said some hoodlums working for the new leaders, started charging outrageous sums. “For instance, as a stall owner, if you take delivery of goods from th...

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