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Rashford included in Man Utd’s squad to face Leicester City
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Rashford included in Man Utd’s squad to face Leicester City

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that Marcus Rashford is included in his side’s squad to face Leicester City on Saturday evening. Solskjaer said this during his pre-match press conference on Friday. Rashford is yet to play this season for Man United, having undergone an operation on his shoulder last month. “He’s in the squad, yes. If he’s going to start or not, I can’t tell you now because it wouldn’t be right, but he’s worked really hard throughout the whole lay-off, “Solskjaer said. “He’s been really bright this week, he had a 60-minute involvement behind-closed-doors last week so he’s fit and raring to go.” Man United head to the game after playing a 1-1 draw with Everton in their last match. Meanwhile, Providing the latest update on hi...
I used to borrow money to buy food – Ex-Chelsea striker, Demba Ba
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I used to borrow money to buy food – Ex-Chelsea striker, Demba Ba

Former Chelsea striker, Demba Ba, has revealed how he used to borrow money to buy food as a young footballer. Ba, who started his career in France, had a difficult start to life as a professional footballer while growing up. The Senegalese, who earned himself a contract worth £900-a-month at fourth-tier club Rouen in France, said he had to borrow money just to feed himself in the first month. “My first contract at Rouen [in the French fourth division] had been for €1,063 net, per month, and I had to borrow €300 in the first month for food,” Ba told The Athletic. Ba also had trials at the likes of Watford, Swansea, Gillingham and Barnsley as a youngster but never ended up getting offered a deal. “Ninety percent of the time, the feedback I got was, ‘We have the same quality ...
Wilshere names player Arsenal’s senior stars are talking about
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Wilshere names player Arsenal’s senior stars are talking about

Jack Wilshere has said Arsenal first-team players are talking about academy star, Charlie Patino. Wilshere is back to training with Mikel Arteta’s side, as he seeks to find a new club after being released by Bournemouth. Patino, on the other hand, signed his first professional contract with Arsenal one year ago and is yet to make his first-team debut. However, Wilshere says the 17-year-old is already making an impression on the first-team squad. “I know him. I’ve seen him play and he’s a good player. “He’s obviously really young still and got a lot of developing to do but he’s definitely one who everyone at the training ground is talking about. “The first-team players know who he is and he is a good player and one for the future for sure,” Wilshere told PA News....
Chelsea receive double injury boost ahead of Brentford clash
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Chelsea receive double injury boost ahead of Brentford clash

Reece James and N’Golo Kante were in full training on Tuesday, in what will be a boost for Chelsea ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with Brentford. James withdrew from England’s squad for their World Cup qualifying matches due to an ankle injury. He was replaced by fellow club team-mate Ben Chilwell. Kante, meanwhile, was forced to observe a period of isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. The France midfielder worked on his fitness away from the main group at the Blues’ training base last week, but was put through his paces along with James and the rest of the squad this morning. Thomas Tuchel will no doubt hope both players are fully fit and available to play a role on Saturday. The likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Hakim Ziyech and Ross Barkley a...
LaLiga: Barcelona receive double injury boost
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LaLiga: Barcelona receive double injury boost

Barcelona recieved a double boost on Monday, as Sergio Aguero and Ousmane Dembele returned to training. Dembele underwent surgery in June after injuring his right knee during France’s Euro 2020 match against Hungary. Aguero, who arrived as a free agent, is yet to make his debut for the club. The Argentina striker returned to training for the first time since injuring his calf in a preseason session on August 8. Both players participated in a section of the training session, according to Barca’s official Twitter account. However, they still need to be given the medical all-clear, before they are available for selection by coach Ronald Koeman. The Catalans host Valencia on Sunday in LaLiga, after winning one of their last six games in all competitions, failing to score in...
Arsenal confirm Jack Wilshere’s return
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Arsenal confirm Jack Wilshere’s return

Arsenal have confirmed that ex-England international, Jack Wilshere, has been training with the club. The 29-year-old has been without a club since he left Bournemouth at the end of last season. However, Wilshere is looking to keep fit, with the hope of getting a new club soon. Until then, the Gunners have allowed their former midfielder to work on his fitness at the Colney training ground. “He is going to be training sometimes with us, he is going to be around the place. “He is going to be continuing his coaching badges that he is very interested in, try to get him fit, try to get his experiences across to our players, our young players, our academy and I think it is great influence to have around,” Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said.
Villarreal striker Dia out indefinitely after suffering knee injury
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Villarreal striker Dia out indefinitely after suffering knee injury

The 24-year-old will miss several Yellow Submarine games after picking up a knock during training that saw him miss Real Betis game Villarreal have announced striker Boulaye Dia is out indefinitely after suffering a knee injury during training. While preparing for Sunday’s La Liga fixture against Real Betis, the Senegal international picked up a knock. As a result of that, he missed the 2-0 triumph over the Green and Whites at Estadio de la Ceramica – where Arnaut Danjuma found the net on two occasions.
Iwobi out of Super Eagles squad to Face Central African Republic
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Iwobi out of Super Eagles squad to Face Central African Republic

Everton forward, Alex Iwobi, has been replaced in Nigeria’s squad for next week’s World Cup qualifier against the Central African Republic, by Lorient striker Terem Moffi, Goal reports. On Friday, Rafael Benitez confirmed that Iwobi is battling an injury and might not play against Manchester United in their Premier League game on Saturday. Benitez’s update came only after the 25-year-old was included in Gernot Rohr’s team for the double-header fixtures against CAR on October 7 and 10. “Alex has a little problem and I’m not sure if he’ll be available for tomorrow,” Benitez said. “But I’m really pleased with the way he’s working and training. I think he’s improving and he’s enjoying that. We can improve him more because he’s working so hard – he can be a much bett...
Mary Beth Leonard: Reflections on 61 years of US-Nigerian engagement
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Mary Beth Leonard: Reflections on 61 years of US-Nigerian engagement

As Nigeria celebrates its national day, we celebrate our enduring bilateral partnership with the continent’s regional, political, and economic powerhouse. We appreciate Nigeria’s leadership in the region, standing up for the integrity of democratic nations in West Africa. Nigeria was among the first to condemn the recent coup in Guinea, regularly recognizes the need for presidential term limits, and supports its best and brightest to serve in the highest ranks of international organizations – most recently demonstrated by Chikwe Ihekweazu’s recent appointment to Assistant Director-General at the World Health Organization. The COVID-19 pandemic showed us all that global challenges require global solutions. Our mission team partnered with Nigeria to tackle COVID-19 to save lives, promote ...
Champions League: De Jong Speaks on Barcelona sacking Koeman after 3-0 defeat to Benfica
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Champions League: De Jong Speaks on Barcelona sacking Koeman after 3-0 defeat to Benfica

Barcelona star, Frenkie de Jong, has resisted calls for manager Ronald Koeman to be sacked after they suffered another embarrassing Champions League result on Wednesday night. Barcelona suffered back-to-back defeats after losing 3-0 to Benfica in Lisbon. The LaLiga giants had also lost to the same scoreline at home to Bayern Munich two weeks ago. The Catalan club are now facing the genuine possibility of exiting the Champions League at the group stage and pressure is mounting on under-fire Koeman. But De Jong does not believe sacking Koeman will solve anything. “I can’t talk about Koeman, it’s not for me. I don’t think changing the coach can solve anything,” De Jong told reporters when asked if sacking Koeman could help turn Barcelona’s season around. “We ...
Bayelsa: Again, Host communities shut down NCDMB building, reject training of 100 youths
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Bayelsa: Again, Host communities shut down NCDMB building, reject training of 100 youths

Hundreds of protesters on Wednesday, again, besieged and shut down activities at the headquarters building of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. The aggrieved youths said they rejected the offer of training just one hundred youths from the earlier agreed and approved 1000 youths from over 850 communities in the eight local government areas of the state. The angry protesters at the early hours of Wednesday stormed and barricaded the main entrance to the content tower, preventing visitors and workers from gaining entrance into the building. Recall that DAILY POST, had on Monday reported that the protesters besieged and shut down activities at the headquarters building of the NCDMB, over the expiration of agreement...
PSG vs Man City: Pochettino speaks on spat between Mbappe, Neymar
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PSG vs Man City: Pochettino speaks on spat between Mbappe, Neymar

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino has poured cold water on claims there is tension between Neymar and Kylian Mbappe ahead of their Champions League clash with Manchester City. Mbappe was visibly angry with Neymar after he was taken off during the second half of their 2-0 victory over Montpellier on Saturday. TV cameras caught Mbappe complaining that his teammate was not passing to him during the Ligue 1 fixture. But both players were pictured smiling together in PSG training on Monday. Pochettino has now insisted the spat was simply a “small incident” which can occur between two driven professionals. “They are fantastic guys. These things happen. There are always things between top players. They are competitors and want to win. “I have spoken to them both...
‘I played through pain for six months’ – Real Madrid star Kroos opens up on road back from injury
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‘I played through pain for six months’ – Real Madrid star Kroos opens up on road back from injury

The midfielder had been struggling with discomfort since March but refused to miss out on the Champions League and Euro 2020 Toni Kroos is excited to make his return for Real Madrid as he revealed that he spent several months playing through pain. The midfielder has not played a competitive match since the end of Germany's Euro 2020 campaign in June as he has been recovering from a groin problem. Kroos, 31, says his recovery is going well, however, as he has felt comfortable in recent training sessions and hopes to be back in the Madrid team soon.  
Tuchel names two Chelsea players that lack confidence
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Tuchel names two Chelsea players that lack confidence

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech are ‘lacking confidence’ after benching the players in their Premier League clash against Manchester City on Saturday afternoon. Tuchel said this while explaining his team selection against Pep Guardiola’s side. “We need exactly the same mix of skilful play as in our last games, but also to be very emotional and aggressive,” Tuchel told BT Sport. “Timo [Werner] is a good fit today because he brings a good intensity to our game, on and off the ball. That is what we need. “Maybe Kai [Havertz] and Hakim [Ziyech] are lacking a little bit of confidence. We are happy that N’Golo [Kante] can play. “Thiago [Silva] had some issues in training, otherwise he would have started.” Meanwhile, Gabriel Jesus’s ...
PSG: Messi’s behaviour in dressing room surprises teammate
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PSG: Messi’s behaviour in dressing room surprises teammate

Paris Saint-Germain right-back Achraf Hakimi has said that he was left surprised by the behaviour of Lionel Messi in the dressing room. Messi joined PSG this summer following Barcelona’s inability to extend his 21-year career in La Liga due to financial constraints. Although Messi is yet to score a goal for the French side, he has been the subject of praise from Hakimi. “For Messi to leave Barça, like everyone else, I didn’t expect it. A dream for me! I played with many great players and the only one I missed was Messi! I am proud to evolve with such a good footballer,” he told French outlet L’Equipe “To progress, I will pay attention to how he trains, how he plays. It will grow the team and each of the players that make it up. We speak the same language, in add...
EPL: I underrated Most Players – Lampard admits, Regrets departure of one Chelsea star
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EPL: I underrated Most Players – Lampard admits, Regrets departure of one Chelsea star

Former Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard has admitted that he underrated most of his players during his spell at Derby County. Lampard also said that Nigerian-born England international, Fikayo Tomori ‘didn’t really understand’ that he (Lampard) was trying to help him become a better player. Tomori starred at Derby while on loan from Chelsea during Lampard’s spell at Derby and again featured prominently upon his return to Stamford Bridge after Lampard rejoined Chelsea as manager. But with the signing of Thiago Silva, Tomori, however, quickly fell down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and had to join AC Milan on loan before making the deal a permanent one in the summer. He has impressed since making the switch to Italy and Lampard is not totally pleased about the w...
EPL: Jack Wilshere reveals why no club wants to sign him
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EPL: Jack Wilshere reveals why no club wants to sign him

Former Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere has lamented that no club wants to sign him due to his persistent injuries worries. The England star admitted training alone, with no certainty for his future, ‘sort of breaks your spirit’. Wilshere, 29, left Bournemouth at the end of last season and is yet to find new suitors in the Premier League or beyond. He has trained with Serie B side Como and has been in conversation with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta who has offered to help him get his career back on track. “I think there’s a perception and I’ve had this opinion from a few clubs: ‘Great player but an injury waiting to happen,’ Wilshere told the Under The Surface podcast. “I haven’t been injured since before lockdown and it was not a serious injury. I’ve trained every day. ...
Dr. Dre ordered to pay $1.5M to estranged wife Nicole Young in legal fees
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Dr. Dre ordered to pay $1.5M to estranged wife Nicole Young in legal fees

Hip Hop mogul, Dr. Dre has been ordered to pay an 'extra $1.55million' in attorney fees to estranged wife Nicole Young. According to The Blast, a judge issued a 'temporary order' in the pair's ongoing divorce case laying out how much Dre is expected to pay Young, including spousal support and legal fees. In the court docs obtained by the publication, the judge cited the 'disparity' of assets between Dre and Young, as well as 'attorney's training and experience in family law,' as reasons for the uptick in fees. 'Ms. Samantha F. Spector and Lisa Helfend Meyer, certified family law specialists, have significant years of experience in family law and have extensive practical experience in complex family law matters,' the judge writes. ...
Brazil legend Rivaldo predicts bright future for Man City wonderkid Kayky
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Brazil legend Rivaldo predicts bright future for Man City wonderkid Kayky

The young winger recently joined up with his new team-mates after moving from Fluminense Brazilian legend Rivaldo believes Manchester City wonderkid Kayky can become a star for the club within a few years. Kayky made a £9 million ($12.3m) move to Manchester from Fluminense, where he made 32 senior appearances while scoring three goals and adding two assists. The Brazilian officially joined up with the club last week, having previously been expected to move in January, and began training with his new team-mates last Friday   .
Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Tuchel gives injury Update ahead of Carabao Cup tie
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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Tuchel gives injury Update ahead of Carabao Cup tie

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, will not have Christian Pulisic available for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie against Aston Villa. According to the German, the game will come too soon for Pulisic, who is recovering from an ankle problem. The 23-year-old picked up the injury during USA’s 4-1 win over Honduras. Since then, Pulisic has missed Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League and Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. Tuchel said: “I think for Christian the game against Villa is maybe a bit too close. I hope I’m wrong but this is my impression. “He’s not in training so far but let’s see tomorrow. Maybe if he had a good progression today, it’s possible. It would be super nice for us to have him but for me, ...
Eze can’t wait for ‘beautiful’ Crystal Palace return after injury layoff
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Eze can’t wait for ‘beautiful’ Crystal Palace return after injury layoff

The 23-year-old has been out of action since he suffered a severe injury towards the end of last season Eberechi Eze is anticipating a ‘beautiful experience’ when he recovers fully from Achilles injury and returns to action for Crystal Palace. The Anglo-Nigerian picked up the injury during a training session in May which abruptly ended his debut campaign, and he is yet to know when he will play in Patrick Vieira's team this season. His last competitive appearance was in a Premier League game against Aston Villa on May 16 when he provided an assist in their 3-2 victory.
Pulisic return ‘doubtful’ for Chelsea’s Carabao Cup clash with Villa – Tuchel
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Pulisic return ‘doubtful’ for Chelsea’s Carabao Cup clash with Villa – Tuchel

The USMNT star tweaked his ankle on international duty and has yet to return to training Christian Pulisic is unlikely to feature for Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday as he continues to rehab an ankle injury, says manager Thomas Tuchel. Tuchel was asked about the U.S. men's national team star, who sustained his injury in World Cup qualifying earlier this month, after the Blues defeated Tottenham 3-0 on Sunday. Because Pulisic has not participated in training yet, it's considered doubtful for him to be available before next weekend at the earliest.  
LaLiga: Real Madrid suffer major injury blow ahead of first El Clasico
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LaLiga: Real Madrid suffer major injury blow ahead of first El Clasico

Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has said he can’t put a timeframe on Gareth Bale’s latest injury, with reports suggesting the player could miss up to two months of action. Bale picked up a muscle problem in his right leg during a training session last week. The Welshman has missed both of Madrid’s wins over Celta Vigo in LaLiga and Inter Milan in the Champions League. He now looks set to sit out the first Clasico of the season against Barcelona on October 24. “We don’t know how much time he needs, the injury is pretty serious and it is hard to give a time. “He was doing quite well, he was working hard, we have to wait,” Ancelotti explained to reporters on Saturday.
Plateau unrest: Community urges FG to build police barracks, training camp
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Plateau unrest: Community urges FG to build police barracks, training camp

Sequel to the recent attack at Yelwa Zangam community of Jos North LGA of Plateau State, where over 30 people were killed, several others injured and many properties destroyed, Anaguta Development Association (ADA) has called on the Federal Government to establish a police mobile post at Yelwan Zangam and Kunga communities of the area. The ADA also said a mobile police training camp should be opened at the hills East of Bauchi Ring Road, around Atagir Zangam, Jos North LGA, so as to prevent the area from becoming a kidnapper’s den or militia camp. The ADA equally called on the government to construct an alternative safety route during emergency situations for students and staff of the University of Jos. The association stated this in a press statement, signed by its President, Hon...
Saul Niguez names Chelsea players that impressed, supported him
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Saul Niguez names Chelsea players that impressed, supported him

Chelsea star, Saul Niguez, has identified Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner as the Blues players that have impressed him during training at Stamford Bridge. Niguez also named Thiago Silva as the Chelsea player that supported him after his disappointing debut performance for Chelsea against Aston Villa last weekend. Recall that the midfielder joined Chelsea in the summer from Atletico Madrid. Asked which Chelsea players have impressed him, Niguez told Fabrizio Romano on Twitch on Thursday, “[Romelu] Lukaku and [Timo] Werner.” He added: “After my poor performance in my first match [Chelsea vs Aston Villa], Thiago Silva, in particular, supported me a lot. “My first game with Chelsea was much worse, believe me, and don’t worry.” Niguez will now hope to feature for Chelsea in th...
Arteta clears air on ‘clash’ with Leno
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Arteta clears air on ‘clash’ with Leno

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has denied reports that Bernd Leno reacted badly to being dropped for their 1-0 victory over Norwich in the Premier League. Arteta insists Leno responded like a “top professional” in training. Aaron Ramsdale was picked to start the game at the Emirates last Saturday, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal sealed the Gunners’ first win of the campaign. Ramsdale is yet to concede a goal since his arrival, after keeping a clean sheet on his debut in their 6-0 win over West Brom in the Carabao Cup. Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Burnley this weekend, Arteta refused to reveal which goalkeeper would be given the nod. “It’s the same in every position. We want them to make each other better. “We are competing against the opponent and we are not ...
Arteta rubbishes Leno rift reports after dropping Arsenal goalkeeper for Ramsdale
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Arteta rubbishes Leno rift reports after dropping Arsenal goalkeeper for Ramsdale

  The Gunners boss accepts the experienced performer will not be happy at losing his spot, but insists he remains thoroughly professional Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has rubbished reports suggesting Bernd Leno has reacted badly to losing his starting spot to £24 million ($33m) summer signing Aaron Ramsdale. The Germany international goalkeeper started the 2021-22 campaign between the sticks for the Gunners, but conceded nine goals in their winless three-game opening. Ramsdale was drafted in for the 1-0 victory over Norwich, with speculation surfacing since then regarding a supposed display of anger in training from Leno.      
Man United vs Newcastle: Why Cavani Didn’t Play -Solskjaer
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Man United vs Newcastle: Why Cavani Didn’t Play -Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed the reasoning behind his selection against Newcastle United. The Norwegian has opted for an attacking line-up against the Magpies with Cristiano Ronaldo making his highly anticipated second debut for the club at Old Trafford. Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood will flank the returning Portuguese superstar, with his countryman Bruno Fernandes playing just behind our no.7. Ole is excited to see Ronaldo return to the Old Trafford pitch. “We’re excited, we can feel the atmosphere in the place, everyone’s been happy,” the manager says. “There’s here’s a buzz about the place. That’s how it should be around Man. United. Cristiano’s had a fantastic career and he’s coming in to help the team, he’s not come to show off ...
Life would be easier if we all had a bit of Koulibaly’ – Napoli coach Spalletti
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Life would be easier if we all had a bit of Koulibaly’ – Napoli coach Spalletti

The Italian coach is pleased with the work ethic displayed by the Senegal captain after his international duty Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti has hailed Kalidou Koulibaly for reporting to training immediately after he landed in Italy from his international assignment with Senegal. The 30-year-old captained the Teranga Lions to back-to-back victories as they kicked off their 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Togo and Congo. After Senegal’s trip to Brazzaville on Tuesday, Koulibaly was said to have changed his itinerary in order to be available for Napoli's Serie A encounter against Juventus on Saturday.
Immigration personnel are well paid and should not indulge in corrupt practices – Immigration boss says
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Immigration personnel are well paid and should not indulge in corrupt practices – Immigration boss says

The Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Federal Capital Territory Command, Tijjani Ahmed, has said that the personnel of the service are well paid and cannot engage in corrupt practices. Ahmed stated this while speaking at the grand finale of the Service Compact with All Nigerians/Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit sensitisation and enlightenment workshop themed ‘Zero tolerance approach to corruption: A pathway to quality delivery and attitudinal change'' on Thursday, September 9. In his words “This is a joint effort of SERVICOM and ACTU. The training began in our plateau state command on Jos. And from there, it is spreading to all other command centres across the country. “The idea is to sensitise officers and men of the service on vices such as corruption, es...
Gerard Pique Reveals his Relationship with Pep Guardiola changed when he Started Dating Shakira
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Gerard Pique Reveals his Relationship with Pep Guardiola changed when he Started Dating Shakira

Barcelona captain, Gerard Pique has opened up on the pressure of playing under Pep Guardiola at the club and how he changed towards him when he started dating superstar singer, Shakira. Pique and Guardiola enjoyed a successful time at the LaLiga giants between 2008 and 2012, winning three LaLiga titles, two Champions League trophies together at a time when Barcelona and Real Madrid were at the top of their games. Speaking about how strenuous working under Guardiola can be, he claimed the coach's rivalry with then-Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho was tiring for the players - to the point that he started targeting him when he started dating pop star, Shakira, at the start of 2011. Pique also claimed that Guardiola tried to 'control everything' and nearly forced him out of the Ca...
LaLiga: Why I rejected Messi’s No.10 jersey – Sergio Aguero
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LaLiga: Why I rejected Messi’s No.10 jersey – Sergio Aguero

Former Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero has revealed why he turned down the chance to take the No.10 shirt left vacant by Lionel Messi’s departure at Barcelona. Aguero said it was ‘out of respect’ for the 34-year-old star now plying his trade with Paris Saint-Germain. The Argentina International signed a two-year deal with Barcelona, having left Man City on a free transfer at the end of May. He hoped to line up alongside his fellow countryman, Messi but the Argentine captain left a few weeks later, signing for PSG. That meant Messi’s coveted No.10 shirt became available, but Aguero, who wore the same number at his previous club, Man City, opted to wear the No.19 shirt for the Catalan club. “Refusing to wear the number 10 shirt at Barcelona?” he told Twi...
Phillips talks up training benefits of £36m Liverpool rival Konate
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Phillips talks up training benefits of £36m Liverpool rival Konate

The Reds centre-half faces added competition for places this season, but says working with superstars every day is helping to keep him sharp Nat Phillips has talked up the qualities of Liverpool new boy Ibrahima Konate despite seeing the French centre-half provide him with added competition for places at Anfield. The Reds made the 22-year-old their only notable addition of a quiet summer transfer window, with defensive reinforcements sought following an injury-ravaged 2020-21 campaign. Phillips, who has signed a new contract on Merseyside, could find himself knocked further down the pecking order but he is embracing that challenge and the acquisition of another quality operator.
BBNaija Housemates Don’t Have To Act Immorally To Succeed – Maryam Charles Speaks
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BBNaija Housemates Don’t Have To Act Immorally To Succeed – Maryam Charles Speaks

Maryam Charles, an actress and filmmaker, is of the opinion that Big Brother Naija housemates don’t have to act immorally for them to succeed on the show and beyond. Reacting to people who see the show as immoral, Charles told Saturday Beats, “There are two sides to that question. If you think it is immoral, you are also forgetting that the show literally changes the lives of those that take part in it. It gives them a better life and opportunities to become wealthy. And, it does that in a short while. That alone, for me, makes it important. However, I know for a fact that housemates do not have to do immoral things to make it. If that’s why some people are saying the show is immoral, then I understand. Housemates can get carried away and forget their home training.” Charles, who...
England’s Sancho ruled out of World Cup Qualifiers
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England’s Sancho ruled out of World Cup Qualifiers

England forward Jadon Sancho has been ruled out of the World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Poland after suffering a “minor knock”. Sancho missed England’s 4-0 win in Hungary on Thursday due to the problem he suffered in training. The 21-year-old will play no part against Andorra at Wembley on Sunday or in Wednesday’s clash with Poland in Warsaw. “Following further assessment, the 21-year-old has returned to his club and is expected to recover in time for Manchester United’s fixture with Newcastle United on Saturday September 11,” an English Football Association statement said on Saturday. Sancho has featured in all of United’s Premier League matches since joining Borussia Dortmund in the close-season. He made his first start for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’...
You lack home training – Zubby Michael chides Annie Idibia
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You lack home training – Zubby Michael chides Annie Idibia

Popular Nollywood actor, Zubby Michael has slammed Annie Idibia for calling out her husband, Tuface on social media. DAILY POST recalls that Annie took to Instagram on Thursday night accusing Tuface of spending the night with his ex-lover, Pero. Annie went ahead to say that the legend’s family do not like her and try to do everything to disgrace her publicly. But Annie’s brother responding accused Annie’s mother of using Juju on Tuface, adding that his brother is unhappy and dying slowly. He demanded that Annie releases proof of his family’s wrongs against her. Zubby Michale, reacting to the development on Instagram, knocked Annie for bringing her marital crisis to social media, which he described as ‘market square’. According to him, a God-fearing woman with ho...
Police to recruit 20,000 people very soon – IGP
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Police to recruit 20,000 people very soon – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has said that the Nigeria Police in its bid to ensure community safety, will soon commence recruitment of not fewer than 20,000 officers across the 774 local government areas of the federation very soon. He stated this on Thursday during a one-day working visit to Katsina State. IGP Alkali also disclosed that recruitment for community policing will go on simultaneously though without salary payment for the who are expected to be citizens who are already gainfully employed but they will be exposed to rigorous police duty training. He made the disclosure while paying a courtesy call to Governor Aminu Bello Masari at the state government house on Thursday. The IG further disclosed that from the support they are enjoying fro...
2022 World Cup qualifiers: Andre and Jordan Ayew join 11 others for Ghana’s first day training
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2022 World Cup qualifiers: Andre and Jordan Ayew join 11 others for Ghana’s first day training

Just over a dozen of players practised with the Black Stars on Monday ahead of their upcoming games against Ethiopia and South Africa Captain Andre Ayew and Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew were present as Ghana commenced training on Monday ahead of their 2022 World Cup qualifiers. The duo joined 11 other players for their first practice session in Accra for the upcoming games against Ethiopia and Bafana Bafana. Chelsea left-back Abdul Baba Rahman, who recently completed a loan switch to Championship side Reading, was also present for Monday evening’s practice, but new club-mate Andy Yiadom, who featured as Reading suffered a humiliating 4-0 away defeat to Huddersfield Town on Saturday, was not among the group.
Goalkeeper Dies After Colliding With Rival Player During Competitive Match
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Goalkeeper Dies After Colliding With Rival Player During Competitive Match

In what will come across as a really shocking development, a Russian goalkeeper who was aged 23 has died after a sickening collision with a rival player during a competitive match. Alexander Shishmarev of Russian fourth-tier side Krasnaya Zvezda was playing against second-tier Baltika-M’s youth side in a training game at north-west city Kaliningrad. And the player from Sovetsk, who worked in the Emergencies Ministry, suffered a “fatal” collision with an opposition player. The Russian national team released a statement on Twitter which read: “Today, during a training match ‘Baltika-M - Krasnaya Zvezda’, the team's goalkeeper from Sovetsk, Alexander Shishmarev, was fatally injured. “The doctors of the club and the ambulance provided assistance for more than an hour, but they coul...
‘Like a dream’ – De Gea delighted with Ronaldo return for Man Utd
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‘Like a dream’ – De Gea delighted with Ronaldo return for Man Utd

The ex-Juventus star is expected to finalise his move in the coming days and United's players have been reacting to his impending arrival   David de Gea said Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United is "like a dream" as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad prepare to welcome the Portugal international back to the club. Ronaldo is expected to be officially confirmed as a United player in the coming days after the final paperwork is sorted, and he’ll then head off on international duty before joining up with his team-mates at their Carrington training base. The transfer came out of the blue on Friday afternoon after Ronaldo departed Juventus, and the United dressing room can’t wait for him to arrive.
We will make an example of you – Presidency Warns government Officials against Betrayal
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We will make an example of you – Presidency Warns government Officials against Betrayal

Government officials have been warned by the presidency against betrayal of trust. Permanent Secretary of the State House, Tijjani Umar gave the warning at the inauguration of the State House Anti- Corruption and Transparency Unit on Thursday August Umar. Umar was quoted saying by the State House Deputy Director (Information), Abiodun Oladunjoye, that the presidency will not hesitate to make an example of staff who breach trust. He said;   “We expect that the ACTU State House team that is being inaugurated today will not betray our trust and confidence, otherwise we shall be compelled to make an example of you in the event of any erring behaviour. I think that’s where we start from today. “On our part, the management will lead by example; We are making this commitm...
Mel B, 44, seen out with Rumoured beau Rory McPhee, 31, for the first time since reports emerged that they are dating
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Mel B, 44, seen out with Rumoured beau Rory McPhee, 31, for the first time since reports emerged that they are dating

Mel B was spotted taking a walk with her hairdresser, Rory McPhee, who she's rumoured to be dating. The Spice Girl, 44, and the stylist, 31, were spotted on Wednesday, August 25, for the first time since rumours began swirling that they are an item. They were seen strolling in Leeds with Mel's new guard dog, a Rottweiler, on a lead. Rory held the Rottweiler while Mel walked alongside him, carrying her other dog, a Yorkshire Terrier. They were joined on their walk by two staff members from the company Total K9, who provide guard dogs and dog training. In 2019 news emerged that Mel had enjoyed a string of dates with handsome hairdresser Rory and in May this year she hinted that she had found love. They are said to have been dating "on and off for the past two ye...
Cristiano Ronaldo injured, leaves Juventus training
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Cristiano Ronaldo injured, leaves Juventus training

Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, had to leave training early today after sustaining an injury to his right arm. Ronaldo’s future at the Serie A side remains uncertain. The 36-year-old asked to be left on the bench for their league opener on Sunday, amid speculation he is trying to engineer a move away. With just one week remaining in the summer transfer window, interested clubs must act quickly, but any injury may derail the possibility of a transfer. Ronaldo was in training on Wednesday but had to be accompanied off the pitch by medics after damaging his right arm following a challenge from defender, Alex Sandro. If the injury requires further treatment, then it could jeopardise any potential exit for the player.
You’re a waste of time, leave Old Trafford now – Rio Ferdinand blasts Man United star
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You’re a waste of time, leave Old Trafford now – Rio Ferdinand blasts Man United star

Former Manchester United star, Rio Ferdinand, has told the club’s forgotten defender, Phil Jones to find another club. Ferdinand believes the England defender is now a waste of time at Old Trafford and should have left Manchester United ‘ages ago’. He blasted the player for blocking a Manchester United academy player from being part of the first team. After being sidelined with a knee injury for over 18 months, Jones made his comeback in United’s behind-closed-doors friendly against Burnley last week. He participated in United pre-season training this summer and is targeting a return to the first team. “He’s taking up a youth team player’s position in that squad right now,” Ferdinand told Vibe with FIVE. “He’s had too many injuries… I was in th...
Kane on Bench for Tottenham amid talk of Man City Move
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Kane on Bench for Tottenham amid talk of Man City Move

Harry Kane was named among Tottenham’s substitutes for Sunday’s Premier League match at Wolves after the Manchester City transfer target missed the first two games of the season. Kane was in the Tottenham squad for the first time this term after his late return to pre-season training. The England captain, unhappy at his club’s 13-year trophy drought, hopes to force a move to Premier League champions City before the August 31 transfer deadline. Kane said he has “never refused to train”, but the 28-year-old believes he has a gentleman’s agreement with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to leave this summer. However, City are so far unwilling to meet Levy’s £150 million ($204 million) asking price for last season’s Premier League top scorer. Kane was left out of Tottenham’s...
Boxing: Pacquiao beaten by Ugas on return to ring at 42
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Boxing: Pacquiao beaten by Ugas on return to ring at 42

Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas sent Manny Pacquiao spinning to a dramatic upset defeat on Saturday, outclassing the Filipino boxing icon with a composed unanimous points victory at the T-Mobile Arena. In his first fight after a two-year absence from the ring, Pacquiao was made to look every bit of his 42 years as the younger Ugas dominated with a stinging jab and cleaner punching to retain his WBA welterweight belt. Ugas, 35, had only been drafted in to face Pacquiao earlier this month after the eight-division world champion’s original opponent Errol Spence Jr. suffered an eye injury in training. But the defending champion seized his opportunity brilliantly to win on all three cards, with one judge scoring it 115-113 and two others 116-112. “That’s boxing,” a deflated Pacquiao said aft...
Rashford ‘very happy’ with shoulder surgery as Man Utd star returns to training gym
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Rashford ‘very happy’ with shoulder surgery as Man Utd star returns to training gym

The attacker has been sidelined since the Euro 2020 Final at Wembley but has now successfully undergone an operation and is on the road to recovery Marcus Rashford is "very happy" with how his shoulder surgery has gone, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as the Manchester United forward makes his return to training with the club. The attacker has been sidelined since the Euro 2020 Final at Wembley after opting to undergo a procedure to correct the long-standing issue, ruling him out of the opening weeks of the new term. But with the operation a success, the England man has now returned to the club's facilities as he continues to step up his rehabilitation, with his manager noting that he is "chomping at the bit" to make his return.
Rangers boss Gerrard takes blame for Sakala’s injury ahead of Ross County trip
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Rangers boss Gerrard takes blame for Sakala’s injury ahead of Ross County trip

The Zambia international suffered a groin injury during the Gers' Champions League home loss to Malmo on August 10 Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has accepted the blame for Fashion Sakala’s injury which will make him miss his third game in a row on Sunday. Sakala is yet to return to action since he played 18 minutes in their Uefa Champions League qualifiers against Malmo, over a few weeks ago. Ahead of the Gers’ league trip to Ross County, Gerrard faulted his decision to rush the Zambia striker into his squad after he missed their full-preseason training.
What I really love about Tuchel at Chelsea – Romelu Lukaku
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What I really love about Tuchel at Chelsea – Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has revealed what he really loves about head coach, Thomas Tuchel. Lukaku said the German gaffer always has a different game plan for every game. The Belgium international stated this on Friday ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday. The 28-year-old, who joined Chelsea from Inter Milan this summer, is expected to feature for Tuchel’s side against the Gunners at Emirates. “What I really like about him [Thomas Tuchel] is that for every game, there is a different game-plan,” Lukaku was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying. “Training sessions are always with the goal of trying to prepare the team for the game at the weekend and that’s what I love about him.” He added, “I told him in the first conversation tha...
Chelsea playmaker, Christian Pulisic tests positive for Covid-19; to miss Arsenal game on Sunday
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Chelsea playmaker, Christian Pulisic tests positive for Covid-19; to miss Arsenal game on Sunday

Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that winger Christian Pulisic has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating. Pulisic will now miss Chelsea’s Premier League London derby against Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday, August 22. His diagnosis comes a week after Ruben Loftus-Cheek contracted Covid-19, while Arsenal have also been dealing with their own outbreak after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Willian and Alex Runnarson were all affected. Thomas Tuchel confirmed: “Christian has unfortunately had a positive test and needs to follow the protocols. He’s not been training and is not available for the game.” The German also warned his players to beware a backlash from Arsenal as they battle their own Covid situati...

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