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Javier Mascherano retires aged 36
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Javier Mascherano retires aged 36

Former Liverpool and Barcelona star Javier Mascherano has announced his retirement from football after a glittering 17-year career. The 36-year-old dad-of-three revealed his decision on Sunday after his current side, top-flight Argentinian team Estudiantes de la Plata, continued their poor start to the season. A spell with West Ham introduced the anchor man to European football although his switch became embroiled in the Hammers' third-party ownership saga that cost the club a £5.5million fine. He moved to Liverpool in early 2007 and went on to make 139 appearances and become a star of the side under Rafa Benitez, before signing for Barcelona three seasons later. At the Camp Nou, Mascherano quickly settled to become an integral part of Pep Guardiola's imperious side. A d...
Ex-West Ham defender Collins confirms retirement
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Ex-West Ham defender Collins confirms retirement

  Former West Ham United defender James Collins has announced his retirement.   The Wales international, at 37, has declared he's hung up the boots. Collins has been without a team for over a year and has preferred to step away from the game. In his career, he made almost 300 appearances in the Premier League and participated in the 2016 Euros.  
Ojo Amos Olatunde confirmed as the substantive clerk of the National Assembly
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Ojo Amos Olatunde confirmed as the substantive clerk of the National Assembly

Ojo Amos Olatunde has been confirmed as the substantive clerk of the National Assembly by the National Assembly Service Commission.   Olatunde was appointed as acting clerk in July 2020 after the commission directed staff who have attained the age of 60 or 35 years in service to proceed on compulsory retirement.   NASC Chairman, Ahmed Amshi in a statement released on Friday October 3, revealed that Mr Olatunde was confirmed at a meeting held on Wednesday September 30. He further revealed that Bala Yabani has been confirmed as the deputy clerk of the National Assembly. Ibrahim El-Ladan has also been confirmed as Senate clerk, while Francis Akubueze has been confirmed as clerk of the House of Representatives.   Amshi said;   “The National Assembly ...
“The Vera of 2020 is not a socialite,” Sidika announces retirement
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“The Vera of 2020 is not a socialite,” Sidika announces retirement

Socialite Vera Sidika is not done showing off her curves; but thanks to recent photos, fans feel that she is no longer serving the Juicy juice as she did 6 years ago. In short, age is catching up. Anyway even before fans realized this, seems like Vera Sidika had already seen it coming hence her early retirement. Unlike before when she featured on popular music video; Vera has now decided to live a quiet life near those she loves. This is also one of the many reasons she opted to move back to her old town back in Mombasa. Speaking to SDE in a detailed interview, Vera went on to reveal that from now on her life will be based on the coast region where she grew up! According to Vera Sidika, she will be handling serious businesses from now on; and since she spent her youthful years...
356 Soldiers Apply for Voluntary Disengagement, Over “Loss of Interest” in the Army
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356 Soldiers Apply for Voluntary Disengagement, Over “Loss of Interest” in the Army

Atleast 356 soldiers have reportedly applied for voluntary retirement citing loss of interest in the Nigerian Army. Many of the soldiers are among the troops engaged in the decade-long war against Boko Haram in the Northeast, while others are from various other formations across the country. But apart from the 356 who are leaving for losing interest in the army, 24 others are exiting because they want “to take traditional title,” making a total of 380 soldiers, including two Master Warrant Officers and 28 Warrant Officers, voluntarily discharging from the army, according to sources with direct knowledge of the development. A document written by Gagariga on behalf of Buratai state’s that the soldiers’ disengagement date will take effect from January 3, 2021. The document rea...
American Held Captive in Lagos Hotel for 16 Months Rescued
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American Held Captive in Lagos Hotel for 16 Months Rescued

An American woman who was held in a hotel for 15 months against her wish by a Nigerian man she met on social media has been rescued by the police. Nigerian police spokesperson, Frank Mba said the retired civil servant arrived Nigeria on 13th February, 2019. The lady who is from Washington DC, was visiting 34-year-old Chukwuebuka Kasi Obiaku (pictured above), a native of Ikeduru local government area of Imo State who she met on Facebook. Obiaku was accused of forcefully collecting and taking control of her credit and debit cards as well as the operation of her bank accounts, including the receipt of her monthly retirement benefits and allowances over the period of fifteen (15) months. The statement read; “She was however rescued by Police operatives attached to the Intelligenc...
WWE Legend, Undertaker Announces Retirement From Wrestling
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WWE Legend, Undertaker Announces Retirement From Wrestling

WWE star The Undertaker has announced his retirement after claiming he has "nothing left to accomplish" in the ring. The 55-year-old made the announcement in the last episode of his documentary series 'The Last Ride'. The Undertaker has been performing the ring for years having made his WWE debut in 1990. He has gone on to win every championship and event possible while also having an incredible winning streak at Wrestlemania that only recently came to an end. But the star claimed that: "I'm at a point, it's time this cowboy really rides away. There's nothing left for me to conquer or accomplish. "The game has changed. It's time for new guys to come up. The time just seems right. "This documentary has helped me discover that and opened my eyes to the bigger picture and no...
‘How many black people do you see coaching?’ – Howard
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‘How many black people do you see coaching?’ – Howard

The defender has more Premier League appearances than any other foreign outfield player, but that wasn't enough to make him believe he could coach Former Everton and USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard says ex-team-mate Sylvain Distin told him he wasn't planning on going into management due to the lack of black coaches in the Premier League. Howard and Distin were teammates at Goodison Park from 2009 to 2015, as Distin made 210 appearances for Everton. In addition, the Frenchman played for the likes of Newcastle United, Manchester City, Portsmouth and Bournemouth before retiring in 2016. Distin made a total of 469 Premier League appearances, the most of any foreign outfield player and the 19th-most all-time. As retirement loomed, Howard says he tried to direct Distin towards coaching.
Amokachi Begs Nigerian to forgive Yakubu Aiyegbeni for 2010 World Cup Blunder Against South Korea
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Amokachi Begs Nigerian to forgive Yakubu Aiyegbeni for 2010 World Cup Blunder Against South Korea

Former Nigerian international, Daniel Amokachi, has pleaded with Nigerians to forgive former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni over the missed goal against South Korea at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. According to Amokachi, Nigerians have yet to pardon Aiyegbeni for over a decade he committed the blunder in front of an empty post. He explained that in football, it was a natural thing for great players across the world to mess up in front of goalkeepers. “It is not new in football. I have missed a good goal opportunity before. “Great players across the world had messed up in front of goalkeepers. “We need to forgive him [Yakubu Aiyegbeni] so that he can enjoy his retirement,” Amokachi told Brila FM. Meanwhile, Ayegbeni had since apologised to Ni...
Arsene Wenger rules himself out of running to become Arsenal chairman
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Arsene Wenger rules himself out of running to become Arsenal chairman

Former Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger has distanced himself from rumours that he could return to Arsenal to take up the vacant role as club chairman. The retirement of Sir Chips Keswick at the end of May after 15 years as Chairman means the club is without a chairman heading into the resumption of the 2019/20 season next week. Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown, who spent eight years playing for Wenger,  urged the club to appoint Wenger as chairman saying the Frenchman's return to the club at boardroom level would be 'special'. Keown told talkSPORT: 'It would be something special to see Arsene Wenger come onto the board. 'I don't think so somehow, I think he's said recently he doesn't want to do that, never saw himself as someone who would sit on the board, but they cou...
‘She is still very young’ – Oshoala deepens Enganamouit’s retirement confusion
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‘She is still very young’ – Oshoala deepens Enganamouit’s retirement confusion

The Nigeria striker has said that her former Cameroonian teammate is far from quitting football after Tuesday's retirement news Asisat Oshoala has deepened the confusion around Gaelle Enganamouit's retirement reports by delivering a contrary statement, claiming the Cameroon star was "misquoted". Cameroon's Enganamouit has been without a club since she mutually parted ways with Spanish side Malaga in April 2019 after a recurring injury since 2016 left her struggling for playing time. On Tuesday, June 9, which was her 28th birthday, she took to social media to announce her retirement from football, writing the “End Thanks for all” after informing close friends.
53 year old Mike Tyson Shows Off Toned Physique and Abs
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53 year old Mike Tyson Shows Off Toned Physique and Abs

Boxing legend, Mike Tyson has shown off his insanely toned physique while throwing his signature fast punches in a new video The 53-year-old former professional boxing champion was shirtless in the new video shared on Chinese social media site Weibo, as he threw punches while signalling he is back to boxing. Tyson recenlty came out to reveal that he was coming out of retirement to stage a boxing comeback for charity and uploaded a video on his instagram page last week showing him throwing his signature fast knock out punches. His rival, Evander Holyfield, who Tyson famously bit off his ear in 1997 during a fight, also came out last week to reveal he was coming out of retirement, with fans optimistic the pair could stage a mouthwatering fight. Tyson revealed he had t...
Athletic Bilbao Striker, Aritz Aduriz Announces his Retirement From Football at 39 Due to a Hip Injury
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Athletic Bilbao Striker, Aritz Aduriz Announces his Retirement From Football at 39 Due to a Hip Injury

Spanish and Athletic Bilbao striker, Aritz Aduriz has been forced to announce his retirement from football due to a hip injury. The 39-year-old, who spent most of his career with Athletic Bilbao, revealed that he made the decision to retire after doctors told him to get a prosthetic to replace his hip. “The time has come. Many times, I have said that football will leave you before you leave it,” the striker wrote on Twitter. “Yesterday, the doctors told me to go see the surgeon, sooner rather than later, to get a prosthetic to replace my hip and to try and go about my everyday life, as normally as possible. Unfortunately, my body has said ‘enough’. “I can’t help my teammates the way I would like to, nor the way they deserve. That is the life of a professional athlete. S...
Benatia full of praise for ‘impeccable’ new Morocco captain Saiss
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Benatia full of praise for ‘impeccable’ new Morocco captain Saiss

The 33-year-old has tipped the new Atlas Lions skipper for greatness Medhi Benatia has described new Morocco captain Romain Saiss as "impeccable". The 30-year-old Wolverhampton Wanderers defender was named the new Atlas Lions captain upon Benatia's retirement from the national team. Benatia decided to call time on his international career after last year's Africa Cup of Nations outing in Egypt in which the North Africans suffered a humiliating penalty shootout loss to Benin Republic in the Round of 16. Saiss has been capped 41 times for Morocco and played at the 2017 and 2019 Afcons as well as the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Onigbinde raps NFF on Rohr’s new contract
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Onigbinde raps NFF on Rohr’s new contract

National team handler Adegboye Onigbinde has described the quest to extend the contract of Gernot Rohr as coach of the Super Eagles by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as nothing but a ‘circus’. Rohr has been on the job since 2016 and it was under his watch that the Super Eagles qualified for both the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup and the Egypt 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). While the team failed to progress to the knockout stages of Russia 2018, they came out of Cairo with a bronze medal. The Octogenarian emphatically said his stand on Rohr should not be presumed as that of a job seeker, adding he is enjoying his retirement at 82 after contributing his quota to the development of Nigerian football. “When I  heard about the renewal of coach Rohr’s contract, I put up a...
Spain’s Oldest Person Maria Branyas, Survives Coronavirus at 113
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Spain’s Oldest Person Maria Branyas, Survives Coronavirus at 113

Maria Branyas, believed to be the oldest person in Spain, has survived the Coronavirus disease at the old age of 113. The retirement home in Spain where she has been staying released the statement, confirming she has recovered from the virus even though several other residents in the same retirement home died from the disease. The news of her recovery means Branyas has lived through the flu pandemic of 1918-19, the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War and 2020's Coronavirus pandemic. Maria Branyas, a mother of three who was born in the US, became infected in April at the Santa Maria del Tura care home in the eastern city of Olot, Spain. She has lived in Olot for the past 20 years, and fought Coronavirus off in isolation in her room. "She survived the disease and is doing fine," a s...
‘I’m Finished With Boxing’ – Floyd Mayweather Denies Claims He Could Come Out Of Retirement
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‘I’m Finished With Boxing’ – Floyd Mayweather Denies Claims He Could Come Out Of Retirement

Flamboyant retired boxer, Floyd Mayweather has insisted that he’s finished with boxing and has no plans to come out of retirement. There have been suggestions that Mayweather, who beat Conor McGregor in his last fight in 2017, could return to the ring to take on Adrien Broner. However, Mayweather dismissed the claims, saying he doesn’t want to face fighters who ‘sell-out little arenas’. Mayweather told Fight Hype: ‘These are just rumours. I’m retired. I’m finished with boxing. I stay in shape. ‘I am not retired from business. Would I fight with McGregor? People make $370million. I make that in one night. I made over $320m twice. It only took me 36 minutes or 28 minutes, something like that. ‘If this guy [Broner] wants to fight Floyd I say ‘you guys sell out little arenas...
Lagos mourns death of Justice Oluwa, says he was a ‘rare bred Lagosian’
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Lagos mourns death of Justice Oluwa, says he was a ‘rare bred Lagosian’

Lagos State Government has said that late Justice Isiaka Ishola Oluwa (Retd) would be remembered for his meritorious service and contribution to the growth of the state. Recall, that Justice Oluwa died today, Saturday, May 9, 2020, at the age of 102. According to a letter of condolence by Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, the deceased was an erudite and a rare bred “Lagosian.” The letter read, “On behalf of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, I wish to commiserate with the entire OLUWA family on the transition of our beloved Hon. Justice Isiaka Ishola Oluwa Retd at a ripe old age of 102 years on Saturday, 9th May 2020. “The news of the demise of our revered Judicial icon, Justice Oluwa is a mixture of sadness and happiness. Ha...
‘They should go for Batman too’ – Denilson slams Botafogo’s Robben approach
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‘They should go for Batman too’ – Denilson slams Botafogo’s Robben approach

The Fogao are keen to sign elite talent after barely escaping relegation in 2019 but the ex-Betis man feels their interest in Robben is ridiculous Former Brazil international Denilson has slammed Botafogo's efforts to lure Arjen Robben out of retirement, suggesting that the Rio club would have more luck in trying to add a superhero to their ranks. Robben retired from the game at the end of the 2018-19 season after a glittering career with the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Chelsea as well as the Netherlands national team. But at the end of April, the veteran winger suggested that he could be tempted back into the game at the age of 36.
Mike Tyson offered $1million to return to the ring
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Mike Tyson offered $1million to return to the ring

Former heavyweight champion, Michael Gerard popularly known as Iron Mike Tyson might be back to the ring. The New Yorker has been tempted with an offer of $1 million to come out of retirement by boxing promoter Brain Amatruda. Tyson, who retired in 2005 had earlier revealed that he is ready to return back to boxing ring as he has been training with Mix Martial Art genius Rafael Cordeiro, who is the head coach at Kings MMA in California for some weeks now. Amatruda might have given Tyson a lifeline to return to the ring with the $1 million offer to come out of retirement and fight ex-rugby players Paul Gallen and Barry Hall or All Blacks legend, Sonny Williams. Amatruda said: “I will hold it at Melbourne Arena where we can get over 10,000 or even Princes Park where they got 30,000 for Je...
Floyd Mayweather To Come Out Of Retirement In September For Fight Against Adrien Broner
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Floyd Mayweather To Come Out Of Retirement In September For Fight Against Adrien Broner

Former pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather is to come out of retirement in September for a fight against Adrien Broner. The 43-year-old, who retired from boxing in August 2017, announced his plans to return to the ring on social media last November. And reports claim 'Money' will face Broner in September with an exact date still to be determined amid the coronavirus crisis. Mayweather hasn't fought in a professional fight since his 50th victory over Conor McGregor in 2017, but he took part in an exhibition bout against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in December 2018. He confirmed another comeback when he took to Instagram to say: "Coming out of retirement in 2020." Broner, meanwhile, most recently lost to Manny Pacquiao in January 2019. The 30-year-old hasn't...
‘Maybe I would like to play again’ – Robben considered coming out of retirement
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‘Maybe I would like to play again’ – Robben considered coming out of retirement

It has been less than a year since the former Bayern Munich and Netherlands star hung up his boots, but he has been itching to get back in the game Former Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben says he has considered coming out of retirement from professional football. The ex-winger retired from the game last summer, bringing an end to an illustrious career that took him from Groningen to PSV, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. Robben won league titles in Netherlands, England and Spain before he settled down in Munich. The Oranje legend's career at Bayern was plagued by injury, but he spent a decade at the club and went on to lift eight Bundesliga titles and the Champions League crown. Last year, he was linked with a return to his homeland as both Groningen and PSV hoped to land...
Contributory Pensioners Lament Hardship In Osun State
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Contributory Pensioners Lament Hardship In Osun State

Another set of pensioners, Forum of Contributory Pensioners in Osun state, have lamented hunger and untold hardships occasioned by the refusal of the state government to release their retirement benefits. The pensioners comprise of Secondary schools teaching and non teaching of July 2016,The Pensioners expressed displeasure over the refusal of the state government to pay their retirement benefits after their years of services. According to the pensioners, the Contributory Pensioners that are being deprived of their retirement benefits are now terribly suffering from unimaginable degrees and dimensions of abject poverty. “Our prayers and humble appeals are that, the state government of Osun under the benevolent leadership of the Governor, should graciously put sufficient funds into...
Super Eagles will miss leaders Mikel and Ighalo – Etebo
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Super Eagles will miss leaders Mikel and Ighalo – Etebo

The Getafe midfielder concedes members of the country’s senior national team are still coming to terms with the retirement of the duo John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo remain a big miss for Nigeria, concedes Oghenekaro Etebo, with the Super Eagles still coming to terms with their retirement. After the Super Eagles clinched third-place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the duo drew the curtains on their international careers. Mikel, 32, was the first to bow out before Egypt 2019 top scorer Ighalo followed the path of the former Chelsea star.
President Buhari Swears-in new Head of Service, Folasade Yemi-Esan
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President Buhari Swears-in new Head of Service, Folasade Yemi-Esan

President Buhari today Wednesday March 4th, administered the oath of office on Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan as the new Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF). Recall that last Friday February 28th, President Buhari confirmed Yemi-Esan as Head of the Civil Service of the Federation and also approved the retirement of Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, the immediate past Head of Service who is currently being investigated for alleged misappropriation of funds.
Buhari Approves Retirement of Head of Service Winifred Oyo-Ita
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Buhari Approves Retirement of Head of Service Winifred Oyo-Ita

President Buhari has approved the retirement of head of service, Winifred Oyo-Ita who is currently being investigated over allegation of N3 billion contract scam levelled against her . Secretary of the government to the federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha confirmed the approval of Oyo-Ita's retirement in a statement issued by Olusegun Adekunle, the permanent secretary (general services) on Friday February 28. The President stated that he approved Oyo-Ita's retirement without prejudice to the on-going investigation against her. Folasade Yemi-Esan, who has been the acting head of service has also been appointed in substantive capacity. The statement reads in part; “In approving the retirement, President Muhammadu Buhari affirmed that it would be without prejudice to the on-going ...
Maria Sharapova Announces her Retirement From Tennis at the Age of 32.
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Maria Sharapova Announces her Retirement From Tennis at the Age of 32.

  Russian superstar, Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 32. The five-times grand slam champion and former world No 1 confirmed her retirement today in an emotional essay on vanityfair.com. “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known? How do you walk away from the courts you’ve trained on since you were a little girl, the game that you love – one which brought you untold tears and unspeakable joys – a sport where you found a family, along with fans who rallied behind you for more than 28 years? “I’m new to this, so please forgive me. Tennis – I’m saying goodbye.”   "Looking back now, I realize that tennis has been my mountain. My path has been filled with valleys and detours, but the views from its peak were in...
Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane Announces he’ll Resign as Police Plans to Charge him with Murdering his Estranged Wife
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Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane Announces he’ll Resign as Police Plans to Charge him with Murdering his Estranged Wife

Lesotho Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane has announced he will resign by the end of July, as police plans to charge him for the murder of his extranged wife, Lipolelo Thabane. Speaking on Thursday in  Maseru, Mr. Thabane announced he would be stepping down in July if “all the requisite preparations for my retirement are completed,” but he failed to comment on the case. His current wife, Maesaiah Thabane has already been charged with the murder. Maesaiah Thabane was arrested and charged earlier this month for the murder of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's estranged wife Lipolelo, who was shot dead near her home in Lesotho's capital, Maseru, on June 14, 2017. Maesaiah, who denies the charges and is on bail, appeared in the court briefly on Tuesday. "The prime minister is ...
Casillas Retires from Football
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Casillas Retires from Football

One of the greatest goalkeepers in recent history, Iker Casillas has called it quits from the sport after having announced his candidacy for the President of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). The goalkeeper who has not played a single game after surviving a heart attack back in May 2019, announced his decision to run for the President post on Monday through a Twitter post. According to Spanish media, FC Porto President Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa confirmed Iker Casillas' retirement as he told reporters on Tuesday that before announcing his candidacy, Casillas met the club President for lunch and informed him of his decision to end his career. "His attitude has excited me a lot. He has been impressive throughout his career, made in only two clubs, Porto and Real Madrid," Spani...
Bbnaija’s Mike Edwards’ Wife Announces Retirement From Athletics
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Bbnaija’s Mike Edwards’ Wife Announces Retirement From Athletics

Perri Edwards, wife of former BBNaija reality TV star, Mike Edwards, has announced her retirement from athletics. Perri made the announcement on Instagram where she revealed that she gave 20 years of her life to athletics which she’s now retiring from. Perri who recently went on vacation with her husband shared: “ANNOUNCEMENT:it’s the end of a chapter 20 years since I was first introduced to athletics as a little girl, 16 years as a professional athlete. I’ve decided to call it a day and hang up my spikes… Athletics has gave me many opportunities, including travelling the world and meeting many people. It’s been my life for 20 years but I’m ready to move on and look forward to my future ahead. Big thank you to those who have supported me fans,friends, sponsors and famil...
Vanessa Bryant Shares Heartbreaking Instagram Posts as Gigi Bryant’s Jersey is Retired
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Vanessa Bryant Shares Heartbreaking Instagram Posts as Gigi Bryant’s Jersey is Retired

Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant's jersey was retired by her private school and her mother Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram to share heartbreaking posts about it. Gigi was following in her father's footsteps as a basketball player before their tragic death in a helicopter crash. Following her death, her school, Harbor Day School held a retirement ceremony at the school's gym to retire her No. 2 jersey. On Instagram, grieving wife and mother, Vanessa Bryant shared photos and a series of videos from the ceremony held at the teenage basketball star’s middle school. The photos taken in the school’s gym show a portrait of Gigi next to a table with red and pink flowers arranged to spell out “Gianna.” The display also included a red floral arrangement of the number 2, for the one Gianna ...
Buhari Confirms Adeniran as Nigeria’s Surveyor-General
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Buhari Confirms Adeniran as Nigeria’s Surveyor-General

President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the appointment of Mr Taiwo Adeniran as the Surveyor-General of the Federation (SGOF). Mr Abu Michael, Head of Press and Public Relations, office of the SGOF, made this known in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja. According to Michael, the appointment was conveyed in a letter signed by Mr Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing. The letter was dated Jan. 29, 2020. Adeniran, before his confirmation, had acted as SGOF since Oct. 2019, following the retirement of Kurfi Muhammed, his predecessor. “The appointment is for a term of four years in the first instance and is renewable upon satisfactory performance,” the letter said.
Rohr Reveals why Victor Moses Dumped Super Eagles, Identifies Ighalo’s Replacement
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Rohr Reveals why Victor Moses Dumped Super Eagles, Identifies Ighalo’s Replacement

    Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, the has claimed Victor Moses retired from international football for football and age reasons. Rohr stated this in an interview with French radio station RIG 90.7FM. The German also pointed to Victor Osimhen as the replacement for Odion Ighalo, who retired from the national team after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. “We no longer have a big star, because John Obi Mikel retired, that Victor Moses also retired for family and age reasons in particular … and even our top scorer, Odion Ighalo, declared his retirement after the AFCON 2019. “We managed to find a scorer with Victor Osimhen and other playmakers: we have Samuel Chukweze who plays at Villarreal, the little Samuel Kalu from Bordeaux who plays very very wel...
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Floyd Mayweather Appears to Confirm Conor McGregor Rematch

Floyd Mayweather has appeared to confirm that a rematch with Conor McGregor will take place this year. The American undefeated boxer shared a poster of the pair with "Mayweather vs McGregor 2 2020". This comes hours after Conor 'The Notorious' McGregor defeated Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds on his UFC comeback. In 2017, Mayweather retired from boxing after defeating UFC star Conor McGregor to win his 50th professional fight. Two years later, he made an announcement to come out of retirement in 2020.  
‘Thanks for everything’ – Momo Sissoko’s message to LFC supporters as he hangs his boots
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‘Thanks for everything’ – Momo Sissoko’s message to LFC supporters as he hangs his boots

Momo Sissoko has paid tribute to 'all the love' he received from Liverpool supporters throughout his career after announcing his retirement from the game. The 34-year-old has made the decision to hang up his boots, having represented a host of clubs during his time in football, including Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. The midfielder made 87 appearances across three seasons for the Reds between July 2005 and January 2008, and was a popular figure among those in the stands. Asked whether he had a message for fans, Sissoko told Liverpoolfc.com: "The response is easy: Thanks for all the love, thanks for everything. I'm very proud to be part of the Liverpool family. "I came to a family team like Liverpool. I want to thank everyone in Liverpool, all of the supporters over the wo...
Chartered Accountant who lived in US for 45 years, allegedly murdered by assasins in Ikorodu
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Chartered Accountant who lived in US for 45 years, allegedly murdered by assasins in Ikorodu

A chartered accountant who lived in the US for 45 years, was allegedly murdered at his retirement country-home in Ikorodu area of Lagos State, few months after he returned from the U.S. The deceased identified as Mutiu Agbosasa had arrived home after an outing at the “Island Club” in Lagos, when he was attacked by alleged assasins. The corpse of the deceased was allegedly butchered and placed in his car which was set ablaze by the assailants. Facebook user, Babatunde Naheemdeen Ayodeji wrote; A CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT MURDERED IN IKORODU Late Mutiu Agbosasa…. who was murdered in Ikorodu was a chartered accountant in New York for many years before returning to Nigeria early 2019…. someone close to his son said, “ he is not sure if it is up to three months, that he returned ...
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NFF denies forcing Odion Ighalo’s retirement, says coach Rohr can bring him back if he wants

The Nigeria Football Federation has denied forcing striker Odion Ighalo's retirement from the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Ighalo, endured a bad outing for the Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup, missing a host of chances in form of goals for the Nigeria National team which eventually led to the country not going far in the tournament. He was rained with insults on his social media pages and his family was even threatened, a decision which contributed to Ighalo's surprise decision to retire from the national team after the 2019 African Cup of Nations. But now, the NFF has denied being behind his sudden retirement, saying head coach Gernot Rohr is at liberty to pick who ever he wants for the team with reports emanating that Ighalo is willing to come back from retirement. "Nobody s...
David Villa Announced Retirement
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David Villa Announced Retirement

The Spanish attacker will hang up his boots at the end of the season in Japan Former Barcelona star David Villa has confirmed his plans to retire once the current J-League season finishes. The 37-year-old has been playing for Japanese side Vissel Kobe alongside former barcelona star andres iniesta,this year with three league matches remaining before an Emperor's Cup semi-final in late December. At a press conference on Wednesday, Villa revealed he will be hanging up his boots, declaring he wanted to finish his career on his own terms. “I’ve been thinking about this for a long time," Villa said. "This is the result of discussions I had with my family and people around me. "I wanted to retire from football, not be forced to retire from football." The 2010 World Cup winn...
Ronaldo Covers Ballon D’or Magazine, Reveals Retirement Plans
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Ronaldo Covers Ballon D’or Magazine, Reveals Retirement Plans

The Juventus and Portugal star graced the front cover of France Football, the magazine that awards the annual Ballon d'Or. Cristiano Ronaldo was the star on the front cover of this week's France Football magazine. The organisation that awards football's most esteemed prize for an individual player sat down with the Juventus star to find out more about him. Ronaldo on staying at the top "You have to be intelligent to stay at the top," the Portuguese player declared. He went on to say explain other keys to his longevity and success and how he aims to feel as young as he can. At 34, he is still defying many. Cristiano has tended to shy away from questions about the end of his playing career, but confirmed to the French outlet that he will switch off for at least a while when the...
Bastian Schweinsteiger Announces Retirement At The End Of The Season
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Bastian Schweinsteiger Announces Retirement At The End Of The Season

Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from professional football, with the former Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Chicago Fire star hanging up his boots at the age of 35. The World Cup winner has spent the last three years turning out in MLS. Prior to that, he took in a brief spell with the Red Devils at Old Trafford. Having first linked up with the German giants as a teenager, he would go on to take in 500 competitive appearances. He won eight Bundesliga titles and the Champions League along the way, while also collecting 121 caps for his country. Schweinsteiger’s finest hour with Germany came in 2014, when Joachim Low’s side savoured World Cup glory in Brazil. There will now be plenty of time for a combative figure to look back on many happy memor...
Ex-Man United, Tottenham striker Berbatov retires
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Ex-Man United, Tottenham striker Berbatov retires

Former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov announced his retirement from football on Thursday, 18 months after leaving India's Kerala Blasters, bringing an end to a glittering 20-year career. The 38-year-old, Bulgaria's record goalscorer, also played for CSKA Sofia, Bayer Leverkusen, Fulham, Monaco and Greek side PAOK, but he has been without a club since leaving the Blasters. "Someone told me I need to say something, and seeing that people were asking me, especially back home, I need to give a farewell message," Berbatov wrote on Instagram. "My last game was more then one year ago, so I think it's the right time now to stop, and its long overdue." The gifted striker, who won two Premier League titles with Manchester United and was named Bulgaria's ...
Nicki Minaj Announces Her Retirement From Music
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Nicki Minaj Announces Her Retirement From Music

Superstar American rapper, Onika Tanya Maraj, popularly known as Nicki Minaj, took to twitter to announce her retirement from music. Nicki, 36, said ; I’ve decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, ❌ in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checkin me. ✅ Love you for LIFE ?♥️?
Former Chelsea winger Wright-Phillips announces his retirement
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Former Chelsea winger Wright-Phillips announces his retirement

The ex-England international has called time on his career 20 years after making his debut for Manchester City as a 17-year-old Former England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has announced his retirement from football at the age of 37. He has not played professionally since leaving United Soccer League side Phoenix Rising in 2017, but until now had not made a formal comment on whether he still had a future in the game. But the former Chelsea player, who was one of the signings made during the early years of the Roman Abramovich regime when he left Manchester City for Stamford Bridge back in 2005, has now called time on his career, 20 years after making his debut for City as a 17-year-old.
Head of Service to the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita sends resignation letter to Buhari
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Head of Service to the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita sends resignation letter to Buhari

Winifred Oyo-Ita, the head of service of the federation, has offered to immediately proceed on retirement in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, TheCable understands. The widow had been under pressure from her immediate family to retire after news reports emerged that she was being probed over an alleged N3 billion contract scam. Although she has vehemently denied involvement in any scam, she bowed to family pressures and sent in a letter on Sunday offering to proceed on retirement, TheCable can report. Buhari is yet to take a final decision on it but TheCable learnt that he is favourably disposed to the option. It was also reported that N600 million was traced to the account of one of her aides who has been quizzed by the anti-graft agency and released. However, Oyo-Ita...
Chelsea to offer Ashley Cole coaching role after announcing his retirement from football
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Chelsea to offer Ashley Cole coaching role after announcing his retirement from football

Chelsea is expected to offer Ashley Cole a coaching role after the former England left-back announced his retirement from football. On Sunday, August 18, the former Arsenal player, 38, confirmed the decision to retire from football following a glittering career that saw the defender win 13 major titles. According to Mail Online, Chelsea is planning to discuss a potential return to the club for a player who is widely recognized as one of the best left-backs in the world. Cole, who made more than 500 club appearances, has made clear his intention to start a coaching career, saying: ‘After hard-thinking and consideration, it was time to hang my boots up and look forward to my next chapter, which will hopefully be coaching. 'I am doing the course at the moment and now I want to be ...
Ashley Cole Announces Retirement On Live TV
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Ashley Cole Announces Retirement On Live TV

Ashley Cole has announced his retirement at the age of 38, bringing to an end a 20-year playing career. He bows out as one of the most decorated players in the history of the domestic game, as well as the most-capped full-back in England's history. Announcing his decision on Sky Sports, Cole said: "After hard consideration, it's time to hang my boots up and look towards my next chapter, which will hopefully be coaching." "As a young kid, I never expected to play one game or be a professional. Looking back, to be able to say I played in World Cups, Champions League finals, being lucky enough to lift Premier League titles - it's a young kid's dream. "I fulfilled my dream and now I look to the future, hopefully as a great coach." Cole established himself as one of the best ...
Diego Forlan announces retirement
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Diego Forlan announces retirement

Former Uruguay and Manchester United forward Diego Forlan has announced his retirement from professional football. Forlan, 40, last played for Kitchee in Hong Kong, with his final appearance coming in May last year. The forward, who also played for the likes of Inter and Villarreal, along with a memorable run with Spanish side Atletico Madrid during a fine career in Europe, confirmed his retirement on Tuesday. "It hasn't been easy, I didn't want the time to come, but I knew it was going to come," Forlan told Telemundo . "I have decided to stop playing football professionally." Forlan started his professional career with Independiente in Argentina before earning a move to Manchester United in January 2002. He won the Premier League with Manchester United in 2002-03 and the...
Manchester United legend Patrice Evra confirms retirement from football at 38
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Manchester United legend Patrice Evra confirms retirement from football at 38

Manchester United legend, Patrice Evra, who was one of the best left-backs in Premier League history, has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38.   Evra enjoyed a brilliant career at Manchester United, where he won 10 major trophies. Heannounced his retirement on Monday, July 29, 2019. "My playing career is officially over," the 38-year-old told Gazzetta dello Sport. "I started training for the UEFA B Coaching Licence in 2013, now I want to finish it and then go on to get the UEFA A licence. "In a year and a half, if everything goes well, I’ll be ready to lead a team." The Frenchman later shared a six-minute video of his career highlights on Instagram, accompanied with the caption: 'Merci Au Revoir,' which translates to 'Thank you, goodbye.' E...
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Patrice Evra announces his retirement

Manchester United legend Patrice Evra has announced his retirement from football. The former France international, 38, enjoyed a trophy-laden career which spanned 20 years and eight clubs. Evra is now looking to make the transition into coaching and hopes to fulfil a prediction made by his former boss at United, Sir Alex Ferguson. 'My playing career is officially over,' he told Gazzetta dello Sport. 'I started training for the UEFA B Coaching License in 2013, now I want to finish it and then go on to get the UEFA A License. 'In a year and a half, if everything goes well, I'll be ready to lead a team. Sir Alex Ferguson had predicted at the time that two of his players would become coaches of a high level: Ryan Giggs and Patrice Evra.'     ...
Manchester United’s transfer policy ‘difficult’ to follow, says Moyes
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Manchester United’s transfer policy ‘difficult’ to follow, says Moyes

The former Red Devils boss believes the club have prioritised marketing ability over skill when it comes to picking new signings Former Manchester United manager David Moyes believes the club have fallen out of competition for silverware because of their ambiguous transfer strategy. The Red Devils have won just three trophies - the Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup - since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013. Despite their big spending, United have finished outside the Premier League's top two in five of the last six years.