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Klopp Criticises Manchester United For Defending “Deep In The Box”
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Klopp Criticises Manchester United For Defending “Deep In The Box”

The German complained about United's defensive approach to their top-of-the-table clash and said their set up was 'the worst thing you can face in the world'. The Reds were unable to break down United's defence throughout the match and extend their run without a Premier League goal to three games. Defenders Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof were standout performers for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, but Klopp was left unimpressed by the 'world class' United after the match. 'We played football, tried to do it, force them back into their own box,' he complained to BBC Sport. 'The worst thing you can face in the world, in football is you play against a side with world-class players and they all defend with all they have, deep in the box and only counter-attack. 'It's really diffic...
Atletico Madrid 3-2 Salzburg: Joao Felix leaves it late for Simeone’s side
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Atletico Madrid 3-2 Salzburg: Joao Felix leaves it late for Simeone’s side

Joao Felix was the star for Atletico Madrid as they bounced back in style from last week's thumping by Bayern Munich. Atletico Madrid got their Champions League Group A campaign back on track as two goals from Joao Felix helped them to a 3-2 win over Salzburg on Tuesday. Diego Simeone's side suffered a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of the defending champions Bayern Munich last week, but they started well against their Austrian opponents and went ahead through Marcos Llorente shortly before the half-hour mark. Salzburg - who drew with Lokomotiv Moscow in their opening game - stormed into a 2-1 lead, though, thanks to goals either side of half-time from Dominik Szoboszlai and Mergim Berisha.
Nigerian woman narrates her experience in the hands of her abusive mother
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Nigerian woman narrates her experience in the hands of her abusive mother

A Nigerian woman has recounted the abuse she suffered in the hands of her mother and she said she never wants to have kids because she doesn't want to treat them the way her mother treated her. Ukwu Ose made this revelation while defending Chidera, the Nigerian boy who went viral when he was filmed destroying his parents' home after which he said his family is dead to him. Reacting, Ukwu Ose narrated her own experience growing up with her mother. She said her mum once used a pestle to break her head. She added that she eventually ran away from home to escape abuse. She said that when she ran away, she realized she didn't need her anti-depressants anymore. The atmosphere at her home had been the cause of her depression. She further stated that her mother was abused by her...
Chat Shows Medical Doctor  Blaming Women for Causing Rape by What they Wear
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Chat Shows Medical Doctor Blaming Women for Causing Rape by What they Wear

A Twitter user has shared screenshots of her chat with a medical doctor. The screenshots show him joking about rape and blaming it on the way women dress. In the chat, the doctor suggested that women should "wear agbada or caftan" to prevent rape. He added that "many times they attract it to themselves." When asked if he understands what rape means he joked that it's "the act when a female seduces a male to have an erection, then she runs away." A number of shocking posts have been shared defending rapists since the rape and murder of Uwa Omozuwa in a church. However, having a doctor join in defending rape has shocked Twitter users and they wondered how safe his patients are around him.
NJC Recommends “Unqualified” Relatives of Supreme Court Judges, Others to Buhari for Appointments
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NJC Recommends “Unqualified” Relatives of Supreme Court Judges, Others to Buhari for Appointments

A group of Nigerian lawyers have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to reject 33 candidates recommended to him by the National Judicial Council (NJC) for appointment as High Court judges of the Federal Capital Territory, based on nepotism. The lawyers, under the aegis of Open Bar Initiative, in a petition to Buhari said 17 of the NJC’s nominees were not just “unqualified”, but that they made the NJC’s list because of their “connection” or “family affiliation” with top officials of the nation’s judiciary, Premium Times reports. The petition dated May 6, 2020, is signed by Silas Onu and Chidi Odinkalu, the conveners of the Open Bar Initiative and five other members of the group. The Open Bar Initiative, a group of Nigerian lawyers, says it is dedicated to defending the integrity o...
My Chest Has Been Paining Me With No Appetite For Food – AY Begs Nigerians After Being Dragged For Two Days For Defending Funke Akindele
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My Chest Has Been Paining Me With No Appetite For Food – AY Begs Nigerians After Being Dragged For Two Days For Defending Funke Akindele

AY has appealed to Nigerians on Twitter after being dragged on the social media platform for two days for defending Funke Akindele and her husband, JJC Skillz who were recently prosecuted by the state government for violating a lockdown order in the state by holding a house party. The comedian had asked all those who called out the actress for violating the lockdown order to do same to those in government, after she and her husband were handed a fine of N100,000 each and also sentenced to 14 days community service, three hours per day excluding Saturday and Sunday. He tweeted; YES! NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW. BUT I WISH THOSE OF YOU WHO CALLED OUT @funkeakindele CAN DO SAME WITH YOUR COUNTLESS OPPRESSORS IN GOVERNMENT… EVEN WHEN THE SKY IS FILLED WITH CLOUDS THE SUN STILL SH...
Rio Ferdinand Names Favourite to Win Trophy after Man City, Bayern’s Games
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Rio Ferdinand Names Favourite to Win Trophy after Man City, Bayern’s Games

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has picked out Liverpool as his “standout favourites” to win the Champions League this season. Jurgen Klopp’s men lost 1-0 in their last-16 first leg at Atletico Madrid. They would need to overturn the defeat in three weeks at Anfield, if they want to stand a chance of defending their title. This week, Bayern Munich thrashed Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge, while Manchester City beat Real Madrid 2-1 at the Bernabeu. Despite all these results, Ferdinand still believes Klopp’s side are in pole position to win it. “I can’t look no further than Liverpool, if I’m honest. “I think they’ll go through against Atletico Madrid. I think it’s a tough game but I think Anfield gives it a different dimension. “Bayern Munich looked ...
Drop Calls: Senate, Fashola Berate NCC For Defending Telecom Companies
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Drop Calls: Senate, Fashola Berate NCC For Defending Telecom Companies

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) came under criticism following an outburst against the commission by the Senate and Minister of Works for openly protecting telecoms companies over increasing cases of dropped calls. The attack came following the public hearing on a motion titled: “Increasing rate of drop calls and other unwholesome practices by telecom network operators in Nigeria that had robbed Nigerians of their hard earned billions of Naira.” The public hearing was organised by the Senate Committee on Communications in Abuja on Wednesday. The NCC had accused the Federal Ministry of Works of contracting construction of projects to contractors who cut cables of telecom companies, resulting into the drop calls. The NCC Director of Technical Standards and Network In...
3 Clubs That Could Stop Liverpool From Defending The Champions League
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3 Clubs That Could Stop Liverpool From Defending The Champions League

Following several action-packed and exciting group stage face-offs, the Champions League is about to get even more interesting with its Round of 16 encounters that kicks off today. European powerhouses are already gearing up in anticipation for the next matches. Once again, all eyes will be on last season's champions, Liverpool. The Reds are rising in momentum once again as we approach the business end of the campaign. They are in a league of their own in the Premier League, currently topping the table with 73 points from 25 games The red-hot form of Jurgen Klopp's men has inspired many to tip them to emulate Real Madrid and defend the coveted title. However, that might not end up being the case as there are a few clubs who are also determined to win the European tournament 3 R...
Family’s Hidden Camera Catches Carer Abusing Autistic man Who Can’t Talk
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Family’s Hidden Camera Catches Carer Abusing Autistic man Who Can’t Talk

A family's hidden camera captured a carer slapping, pushing and dragging an autistic man around in his home. Pearline Baugh, 62, a mother-of-four, was employed to care for Peter Evans, 20, who has autism, epilepsy and is unable to speak. She was employed as a night carer when he began struggling to sleep. But, rather than take care of him, she subjected him to months of abuse. Police released footage to show the scale of abuse the young man suffered in the hands of his carer. The footage showed that Baugh forced Peter to stand still in the middle of the night while she sat vaping on a sofa, as well as holding her hand forcefully over his mouth. Peter's mum Louise Evans, 41, said she was heartbroken when she saw the footage. She had employed Baugh to take care of Peter down...
Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer in Straight Sets to Reach Eighth Australian Open Final as he aims his 17th Grand Slam
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Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer in Straight Sets to Reach Eighth Australian Open Final as he aims his 17th Grand Slam

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is on course to retain his Australian Open crown after eliminating his arch-rival Roger Federer from the semi-finals. The Serbian superstar defeated his Swiss opponent 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 in two hours and 18 minutes at the Rod Laver Arena on Thursday to reach his eighth Australian Open final. 'It could have gone a different way, he started off really well,' said Djokovic. ' I was pretty nervous at the beginning. Respect to Roger for coming out tonight, he was obviously hurt and wasn't at his best in terms of his movement. 'It was probably not the best mindset from me at the beginning of the match. I was looking at how he was moving. I dug my way back and it was important to win the first set. I relaxed a bit after that. ' Novak Djokovic w...
Donald Trump is an inspiration – Pastor Adeboye’s son, Leke reacts to US and Iran’s crisis
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Donald Trump is an inspiration – Pastor Adeboye’s son, Leke reacts to US and Iran’s crisis

Pastor Adeboye's son, Lekehas  described President Donald Trump as an inspiration in reaction to the spiked tension between the United States and Iran over the killing of the Middle-East Country's Revolutionary Guards commander, Qasem Soleimani. Leke who insisted that rascality does not have monopoly, stated that Donald Trump ''was and still is one of the men of 2019.'' He wrote on Instagram; “One of the men of the year 2019, was and is still Donald J Trump. As in the guy is just an inspiration. “He is like if you want to be crazy then! Rascality does not have a monopoly. “Welcome to 2020, when others were talking about defending Jesus, someone already cut off an ear, Thank God for the person moved, it would have been the whole head. I did not come to talk.”
Wilder Won’t Last 7 Rounds Against Me – Joshua Speaks
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Wilder Won’t Last 7 Rounds Against Me – Joshua Speaks

Nigerian-born British IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has been speaking on the possibility of meeting the WBC Champion, Deontay Wilder after he stopped his Mexican conqueror, Andy Ruiz Jr in a rematch in Saudi Arabia last December. Joshua, who has a 23-1 record with 22 of them coming in KOs is trying to rebuild his image in the eyes of the fans after the way he was blown out in 7 rounds by the chubby 268-lb Ruiz Jr. last June in New York. Speaking to @SkySportsBoxing, Joshua, 29, said Wilder won’t make it to the 7th round against him, as he would fight the talented 6’7″ American with a record 42-0-1 and 41 Kos, in an exact opposite manner that he fought Ruiz Jr. on December 7. “He wouldn’t be there in the seventh round. I would go in to knock him out. This is ...
I Wept Hearing Sagay Defending Tinubu On Bullion Van Allegation – Bode George
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I Wept Hearing Sagay Defending Tinubu On Bullion Van Allegation – Bode George

Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said he wept for Nigeria when he heard Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) defending Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Lagos state governor on the bullion vans allegation leveled against him. Sagay while speaking on the petition written against Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) by some rights activists, asking the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the two bullion vans sighted in Tinubu’s residence on the eve of the 2019 presidential election had said Tinubu was already wealthy before joining politics. Tinubu was already very rich before he became governor. He is...
Zambian President Wants U.S. Ambassador Out Of The Country For Defending Gay Couple
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Zambian President Wants U.S. Ambassador Out Of The Country For Defending Gay Couple

Zambian President Edgar Lungu wants the U.S. ambassador to leave the country after the diplomat criticized the African state for sentencing a gay couple to 15 years behind bars for having a consensual relationship. “We have complained officially to the American government, and we are waiting for their response because we don’t want such people in our midst,” Lungu said Sunday in comments broadcast on state-owned ZNBC TV. “We want him gone.” U.S. Ambassador Daniel Foote said last month that he was “personally horrified” after the high court sentenced the two men and called on the government to reconsider laws that punish minority groups. The move was particularly disturbing as “government officials can steal millions of public dollars without prosecution,” Foote said. The U.S. prov...
Icardi can go to hell if he doesn’t want Napoli move, says Careca.
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Icardi can go to hell if he doesn’t want Napoli move, says Careca.

 The Cheeseheads were heading for defeat before the 18-year-old fired home a late equaliser AZ Alkmaar held Royal Antwerp to a 1-1 draw in Thursday’s Europa League play-off thanks to Myron Boadu’s equaliser. With Alkmaar seemingly on the path toward defeat, Boadu scored an 81st minute goal to ensure the honours were shared at AFAS Stadion. Franco-Congolese defender, Dylan Batubinsika placed the Belgians ahead in the 38th minute thanks to Dieumerci Mbokani’s assist. Mbokani profited from clumsy defending from the Dutch team and fired the ball past Marco Bizot. Antwerp’s lead was threatened in the 73rd minute after Aurelio Buta was given his marching orders for a second caution.
Toyin Lawani posts another nude while defending Mercy Aigbe’s bikini photo
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Toyin Lawani posts another nude while defending Mercy Aigbe’s bikini photo

Toyin Lawani has defended Mercy Aigbe's bikini photo while telling trolls who had attacked her, to learn to stay in their lanes. Toyin while condoling with mercy, then shared another n-de, this time all showing but her breast and vagina well photo-shopped, and wrote; Heard you people Are crying cause @realmercyaigbe wore bikini ??? owunolelebashe , mercy Mabinu omode lonshewon ?? next time you too wear Aso Oke when You are Going swimming ?‍♀️?ok lemme just help you ???????? There’s nothing like being comfortable in your own skin After kids , You can Be A Super Boss and still be sexy , No limits and No law says you can ✌️ Click to view uncensored picture
Chawinga’s late strike helps Jiangsu Suning stun Dalian Quanjian
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Chawinga’s late strike helps Jiangsu Suning stun Dalian Quanjian

The Malawian was the match-winner as her late effort helped her Chinese side secure a shock win over the defending champions Tabitha Chawinga left it late to score the winner as Jiangsu Suning subdued defending champions Dalian Quanjian 1-0 in a Chinese Women’s Super League contest on Friday. Heading into the tie, Jiangsu won all their five games this season and were keen to extend their winning form on the grounds of the league holders. On the other hand, Dalian are targetting a return to winning ways at home after losing 1-0 at Changchun Dazhong last week
Stop Defending Fulani Herdsmen – Ohanaeze Tells Presidency
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Stop Defending Fulani Herdsmen – Ohanaeze Tells Presidency

The Nigerian Presidency has been urged to stop defending violent herdsmen, particularly from the Fulani tribe, where President Muhammadu Buhari hails from. The rise in insecurity across the country has largely been attributed to herdsmen as arrowheads of the criminal activities. While herders and farmers clashes is yet to end, kidnappings, killings and other crimes have continued unabated with security agencies failing to bring the culprits to book. The latest crime said to have been committed by the pastoralists is the killing of Funke Olakunrin, a daughter of Reuben Fasoranti who heads Afenifere, a socio-cultural group in the South-West region. Mrs Olakunrin was reportedly killed on Friday, while journeying back to Lagos State from Ondo State, where she went to see her da...
Pastor Dave Ogbole Accused Of Sexual Abuse After Defending Pastor Fatoyinbo
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Pastor Dave Ogbole Accused Of Sexual Abuse After Defending Pastor Fatoyinbo

Pastor Dave Ogbole lands in trouble after his solidarity post to Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo. In a Facebook post, Dave Ogbole hinted on not leaving a comrade alone in a battle over correctness. Read his post below... My loyalty is stronger than correctness. I run to the battle, right or wrong, we never leave a comrade alone in battle. It is one for all, all for one. I stand with Biodun Fatoyinbo, I am Biodun Fatoyinbo Shortly after the comments started trooping in, a lady identified as Nguter Uja, in a lengthy post, exposed how he [Ogbole] molested her in her father's house. See her post below.. REALLY Dave Ogbole, REALLY? Do you want me to tell the world how you touched my breasts in my father's house? Or should I tell them of how you said I was sexy, and that I had sexy eyes....
Woodwork Foils Ghana As Goal Drought Hits Cup Of Nations
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Woodwork Foils Ghana As Goal Drought Hits Cup Of Nations

Owusu Kwabena rattled the crossbar for Ghana as they drew 0-0 with defending champions Cameroon Saturday in the second successive goalless Africa Cup of Nations match. Substitute Kwabena came on after 87 minutes and immediately went closest to breaking the deadlock in a cagey Group F clash in Ismailia. Ghana had another chance to beat Cameroon for the first time in five attempts at the Cup of Nations, but a shot from Andrew Viadom lacked power and Andre Onana saved comfortably. Billed as a highlight of the 36-match group phase in Egypt, the game produced little excitement as the defences dominated. Seeking a sixth African title, Cameroon top the table with four points, four-time champions Ghana have two, Benin one and Guinea-Bissau are pointless. Benin meet Guinea-Bissau later...
Wale Jana blasts Juliet Ibrahim after she criticized him for defending pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo
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Wale Jana blasts Juliet Ibrahim after she criticized him for defending pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo

A great number of celebrities and media personalities have called out Wale Jana, the CEO of Sapphire perfumes, for accusing Timi Dakolo and Busola Dakolo of lying against COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo. But he took exception to Juliet Ibrahim’s criticism and he dragged her. Adewale Aladejana accused Timi Dakolo and Busola of promiscuity. He claimed they were having premarital sex while in the choir. He added that they are being used as a “pawn in a conspiracy” against Biodun Fatoyinbo. He went on to praise pastor Biodun and called on COZA members who have been blessed by the pastor to rise up and speak for him. But his call fell short of its target and he was criticized by numerous celebrities, including Juliet Ibrahim. But he faced Juliet alone and called her out. He accus...
Nadal Powers Past Federer into final
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Nadal Powers Past Federer into final

Defending champion, Rafael Nadal powered past Roger Federer in the French Open semi-finals on Friday, winning in straight sets. The 33-year-old produced an outstanding performance to beat Federer 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the last four on Court Philippe Chatrier. The win moves him within one victory of a record-extending 12th Roland Garros title and it was Federer’s worst Grand Slam defeat in 11 years. Nadal will face either world number-one, Novak Djokovic, or Austrian fourth seed, Dominic Thiem, on Sunday. “It’s incredible to play with Roger here. “Congratulations to him — to be at his level at 37, it’s incredible. I say thank you to the Parisian fans because it’s magnificent for me to be in another final. “It’s always a pleasure to play...
U.S. U-20s show some flash, but not enough quality in World Cup loss to Ukraine
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U.S. U-20s show some flash, but not enough quality in World Cup loss to Ukraine

Tab Ramos' team showed some of the skill expected, but not nearly enough to open its World Cup with a win against a tough and disciplined Ukraine There were moments on Friday when you could see what all the pre-tournament fuss was about surrounding the U.S. Under-20 World Cup team, but those moments were too few and far between on a day when Ukraine beat the Americans by being the tougher and more disciplined team. Ukraine's 2-1 win came on a foundation of defensive organization, long-ball effectiveness and set-piece superiority. It was by no means pretty, or fancy, but the vocal Ukraine fans in Bielsko-Biala, Poland surely didn't care about their team winning style points. The Ukrainians won the only points that mattered, and it was fully deserving. As much as Ukraine deserve...
Black Stars’ Tagoe fears Nigeria, Senegal, Algeria, and Cameroon in the Afcon
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Black Stars’ Tagoe fears Nigeria, Senegal, Algeria, and Cameroon in the Afcon

The striker shares his thoughts about the approaching continental gathering and the Black Stars' chances Ghana international Prince Tagoe has stated that the likes of Nigeria and Cameroon pose a threat to the Black Stars' hopes of winning the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations but he trusts Kwesi Appiah's outfit to prevail. At the June 21 to July 19 championship in Egypt, Ghana will be seeking to end their long wait for a fifth continental title, having last ruled Africa in 1982 and since finished as losing finalists in 1992, 2010 and 2015. For the first round, the Black Stars have been drawn against Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau in Group F. “I believe they [Ghana] can [win it]," 32-year-old Tagoe, a member of Ghana's squad at the 2006 Afcon and the 2010 Fifa World Cup, tol...
Uche Maduagwu Blasts Helen Paul For Defending Regina Daniels Marriage
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Uche Maduagwu Blasts Helen Paul For Defending Regina Daniels Marriage

Controversial Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu has taken a swipe at actress Helen Paul for showing her support to Regina Daniels marriage to Ned Nwoko. Helen Paul while defending Regina Daniels marriage to the politician, gad called other women criticizing the young actress ‘hypocrites’ saying most people would have jumped at the opportunity if they had it. Uche however asked Helen Paul if she would support her teenage son going into such relationship with a 59-year-old woman. He wrote, “Ma, please would you clap for your 19 year old SON if he comes home from school with a 59 year old woman as a WIFE to be? Someone just showed me a video of you, and I just tried to twist the narrative a bit, to know if you’ll still disagree with women who are against a 19 year old girl allegedl...
Victor Lindelof Reveals how Man United can Stop Chelsea’s Eden Hazard
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Victor Lindelof Reveals how Man United can Stop Chelsea’s Eden Hazard

Manchester United defender, Victor Lindelof, has revealed how his side can stop Chelsea star player, Eden Hazard, when both teams clash in Sunday’s Premier League fixture at Old Trafford. Lindelof said that one of the ways Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men can stop Hazard from doing something great against them is by not giving the Belgium international too much space. “Don’t give Eden Hazard too much space because he will do something great, he’s a fantastic player,” Lindelof told the United Review. “He’s shown that for a lot of years now. You have to stay close to him and don’t let him have any space with the ball facing our goal.” Lindelof added: “They’re just a very good team with some fantastic players. Even if they have a bad day, they still have very good individual players...
Man in Trouble for Taking Up-skirt Photos of Woman on Queue
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Man in Trouble for Taking Up-skirt Photos of Woman on Queue

A man caught taking up-skirt photos of woman on queue at a train station, has been arrested and charged to court. Neil Abbott, 32, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court in England to admit outraging public decency after snapping the woman while she was queuing for food. He however claimed that the other 30 similar photos found on his mobile phone, were taken by someone else. Abbott insisted he had downloaded the others because he got a kick from looking at them. Jennifer Fadaka, prosecuting, said: ‘On the 25 August 2018 the complainant was in the queue at Mi Casa at Liverpool Street Station after a night out. ‘An eyewitness saw the defendant approach the complainant, place his phone under her skirt and take a photo without her knowledge. ‘The witness ...
AFCON U-17: Golden Eaglets Set To Take Tanzania Test
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AFCON U-17: Golden Eaglets Set To Take Tanzania Test

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will this afternoon open their U-17 African Cup of Nations account as they take on hosts Tanzania in the tournament’s opening game this afternoon. Golden Eaglets Though chief coach Manu Garba admitted that his side may face pressure associated with opening games, he stated that his wards will hold their heads high in the team’s return to the tournament after missing the 2017 edition even as the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup champions. “I think all first matches are difficult, not only playing against the host team but in all the competitions I have participated in, our first matches have been very, very good. “I can easily recall that in 2012/2013 when we had our opening match in Morocco against Ghana, it was 6-1 against Ghana. “In Dubai during the World...
Ronaldo Back In Portugal Squad
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Ronaldo Back In Portugal Squad

Cristiano Ronaldo was named in defending European champions Portugal’s squad on Friday nine months after his last international appearance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. With Euro 2020 qualifiers against Ukraine and Serbia coming up, coach Fernando Santos has recalled Ronaldo, who has 85 goals in 154 international appearances according to AFP. He was rested for the last six Portugal games while he settled at new club Juventus, where the 34-year-old has silenced sceptics with a steady stream of goals and a hat-trick in Juve’s 3-2 aggregate Champions League last-16 win over Atletico Madrid. “After the World Cup I needed a break to settle in at Juventus,” he said after the Atletico win. “In the coming matches I hope to bring my contribution to the national side. I also miss th...
Olympic Eagles to Tackle Libya in Bengerdan
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Olympic Eagles to Tackle Libya in Bengerdan

Nigeria’s U23 squad will take on their Libyan counterparts in the first leg, first round of the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifying series at the Bengerdan Stadium in Bengerdan, Tunisia on Wednesday, 20th March. An official of the Libya Football Federation said yesterday that the Bengerdan Stadium has an artificial turf and that the match will start at 3pm Tunisia time. The delegation of Nigeria’s U23 squad will land at the Djerba International Airport, which is 20 minutes’ drive to the town of Bengerdan. Libya is still unable to play international matches at home due to the after-effects of the Arab Spring political turmoil that began in 2011. When the country’s senior team, Mediterranean Knights hosted the Super Eagles in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Octob...
Messi Scores a Hat-trick to Steal Barca Win at Sevilla
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Messi Scores a Hat-trick to Steal Barca Win at Sevilla

Argentine maestro, Lionel Messi returned to form with sensational hat-trick, to help Barcelona steal a win at Sevilla. Messi pulled Barcelona away from the edge of a black hole with a sensational hat-trick on Saturday, the 50th of his career, earning them a crucial 4-2 win in Andalusia. In a disastrous first half, it seemed like the Catalans were opening the door for Atletico and Real Madrid to sweep back into the title race, but thanks to Messi, Barca sit provisionally 10 points clear at the top. Barcelona are facing Lyon in the Champions League while defending the Spanish title against a rejuvenated Real Madrid, whom they face in a Copa del Rey semi-final on Wednesday and again on Saturday in La Liga. Philippe Coutinho was poor, remaining in some kind of fugue state. The Braz...
Crunch La Liga Fixtures to Be Broadcast On DStv, GOtv
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Crunch La Liga Fixtures to Be Broadcast On DStv, GOtv

A bumper weekend awaits fans of the prestigious LaLiga, the top tier of Spanish football, as matches involving league leaders and defending champions, Barcelona; title chasers, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, as well as other encounters will be broadcast live exclusively to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact and GOtv MAX subscribers. Barcelona, encouraged by their hard-earned 1-0 victory over  Valladolid last weekend, travel to the south of Spain to confront Sevilla who, at a stage this season, topped the table. Sevilla’s title aspirations have since floundered and they currently lie fourth. They slumped to a 3-0 defeat in the hands of relegation threatened Villareal last weekend and will be occupied by the thought how to shut out an in-form Lionel Messi...
Crunch La Liga Fixtures Live on DStv, GOtv
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Crunch La Liga Fixtures Live on DStv, GOtv

A bumper weekend awaits fans of the prestigious LaLiga, the top tier of Spanish football, as matches involving league leaders and defending champions, Barcelona; title chasers, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, as well as other encounters will be broadcast live exclusively to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact and GOtv MAX subscribers. Barcelona, encouraged by their hard-earned 1-0 victory over Valladolid last weekend, travel to the south of Spain to confront Sevilla who, at a stage this season, topped the table. Sevilla’s title aspirations have since floundered and they currently lie fourth. They slumped to a 3-0 defeat in the hands of relegation threatened Villareal last weekend and will be occupied by the thought how to shut out an in-form Lionel Messi from adding to...
It’s Okay for Women to Send Nudes, Just Don’t Betray Her – Lady says
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It’s Okay for Women to Send Nudes, Just Don’t Betray Her – Lady says

A Nigerian identified as Sally on Twitter has said it’s okay for women to send nudes, especially when they are in love. While defending her opinion, she however stated that most women do so to keep their relationship with the man, especially the ones they trust. So the blame now comes on the man when he betrays such trust to leak her nude on the internet Read her post: Women send nudes out of Love, also trying to keep their relationship. If she loves you and trust you why betray that trust? There’s no excuse for leaking her nudes even if she cheated In another post, she wrote that women hardly leak their nudes and it is mostly done by men who she regarded as betrayers Women hardly leak nudes sent to them by their boyfriend, I have never seen one. But I don’t know what’s...
Barcelona, Real Madrid Matches Live on DStv, GOtv
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Barcelona, Real Madrid Matches Live on DStv, GOtv

Action resumes in the LaLiga this weekend with league leaders, Barcelona, and their eternal rivals, Real Madrid, both in action. The games involving the two big timers and other encounters in the LaLiga will be broadcast live exclusively to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact and GOtv MAX subscribers. Barcelona, the defending champions, will, on Saturday, seek to recover from their disappointing goalless draw at Athletic Bilbao when they host struggling Real Valladolid. The match will be broadcast on SuperSport 7 to DStv subscribers and SuperSport Select 4 for GOtv subscribers at 8.45pm. Valladolid, with just one win in their last 10 games across all competitions, are mired in the 15th position. Real, who are brimming with confidence arising...
el-Rufai Woos Pastors for His Muslim-Muslim Ticket
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el-Rufai Woos Pastors for His Muslim-Muslim Ticket

Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, on Saturday in Kaduna, held a Town Hall meeting with some pastors under the umbrella of Pastors United For Change Association (PUCA), ahead of the forthcoming governorship election. The meeting came weeks after the governor, while defending his Muslim-Muslim ticket, declared that 67 per cent of Christians will not vote for him, even if the Pope was his running mate. His choice of a muslim woman, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, as his running mate was greeted with mixed reactions. Addressing the pastors during the meeting, the governor said, his decision for a muslim running mate was not based on religion and ethnicity, but on purely capacity to deliver. He said the appointment of all those working with him were based on competence to get re...
Eight Uganda Golfers Hit Abuja for IBB Ladies Open Championship
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Eight Uganda Golfers Hit Abuja for IBB Ladies Open Championship

There is an international flavour to the 21st IBB Ladies Open Championship, with eight Ugandan and one Swedish players, leading the foreign players who have arrived Abuja. Among those already on ground are the President of Ugandan Ladies Golf Union (ULGU) Evah Magala, and the Lady Captain of the team, Anne Abeja. The Ugandans are coming for the third year running and have vowed to give good accounts of themselves by fiercely defending the Lady Gross title won by Magala last year. “I am ready for the tournament and I am here to retain my title,” boasted Magala. The ceremonial tee-off is to be conducted by Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, at 6pm today at the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja. The ladies in the Handicap 0- 28 flight and veteran players within Han...
TV host Reveals The Persecution She’s Faced After She Shared Video Of Her Colleagues Defending The Sexualization Of 2-year-old Girls
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TV host Reveals The Persecution She’s Faced After She Shared Video Of Her Colleagues Defending The Sexualization Of 2-year-old Girls

A TV host has narrated the trials she's been made to face after a video of her tackling her male co-hosts as they defended the sexualization of 2-year-old girls went viral. In the viral video, the men tried to question why parents should dress their 2-year-old daughters in bum shorts. They said this could lead to rape and opined that 2-year-olds are sexual beings. As this argument was going on, Lolo Cynthia condemned the sexualization of kids and said whatever they choose to wear or if they choose to go naked shouldn't justify them getting raped. The video went viral with a lot of people talking about it. Public figures, including Banky W and Freeze weighed in on the debate and blasted the men for their statement. But the video got Lolo in trouble and she has been through a lot ...
Australian Open: Serena Williams Comforts Teenager after Third-round Win
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Australian Open: Serena Williams Comforts Teenager after Third-round Win

Seven-time champion Serena Williams comforted opponent Dayana Yastremska after powering past the teenager into the Australian Open fourth round. Williams beat the 18-year-old Ukrainian 6-2 6-1 in one hour and seven minutes and did not drop a service game. “You’re gonna make it, don’t cry”, Williams, 37, told a tearful Yastremska following her victory. The American will face Romanian world number one Simona Halep next after she beat Serena’s older sister Venus. “I thought she did really amazing,” Williams said when asked about the future of Yastremska, who was not even born when the American won the first of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles in 1999. “She came out swinging and to be so young, she came out ready to go. When I was young I played against so many people and every...
El-rufai Blasts South South Governors For Defending CJN, Onnoghen
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El-rufai Blasts South South Governors For Defending CJN, Onnoghen

''One of the most painful things I have experienced in the last two weeks from the statements from the governors of the South South justifying that non-declaration of assets is a non-issue because the Chief Justice of Nigeria is from the South South. This is the sort of things we see. Wrong is Wrong, Right should be right'' he said Reacting to VP Osinbajo's claim that President Buhari did not know of the prosecution of the CJN until Saturday January 12th, Governor El-Rufai replied ''Why should he know about it? Let us stop this personalizing of institutions. Why should the president know about the prosecution of anyone? Wouldn't you be worried if the President knows about every prosecution. Institutions should be allowed to work. I am the governor of Kaduna state. The constitutio...
AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Murray Loses Farewell Match
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AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Murray Loses Farewell Match

*Federer, Nadal through, Isner Out on opening day Andy Murray yesterday produced a superb fight-back in what might have been his final match but eventually lost in five sets to Roberto Bautista Agut in the Australian Open first round. The Briton, who is hoping to play at Wimbledon, battled brilliantly before losing 6-4 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-7 (4-7) 6-2. Murray, 31, struggled early on but had the Melbourne Arena crowd roaring as he took the third and fourth sets. “If this was my last match, it was an amazing way to end,” he said. “I gave everything I had – it wasn’t enough tonight.” Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, said on Friday he would retire this year because of a chronic hip problem. However, he did suggest in his on-court interview that there was still a chan...
Wozniacki Upbeat Ahead Of Aussie Open Defence
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Wozniacki Upbeat Ahead Of Aussie Open Defence

Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki hits a shot during a practice session ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 13, 2019. DAVID GRAY / AFP An upbeat Caroline Wozniacki said she was relishing returning to the Australian Open as defending champion Sunday and dismissed concerns health problems were affecting her game. The Dane achieved a career milestone at Melbourne Park to claim her maiden Grand Slam last year but also revealed she was suffering the debilitating auto-immune condition rheumatoid arthritis. Wozniacki, 28, insisted there was no extra pressure returning Down Under as the title holder, saying she was treating her upcoming campaign as “a nice, fun challenge”. “I felt comfortable straightaway when I hit balls on that court. It was just a good fe...
Wizkid’s Bodyguard, Roy Emmanuel Attacked, Injured For Defending Him (Graphics)
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Wizkid’s Bodyguard, Roy Emmanuel Attacked, Injured For Defending Him (Graphics)

Roy Emmanuel, on Thursday, 15th of November, 2018, narrowly escaped being hacked to death while defending his boss, Wizkid, in Lagos. We, exclusively, gathered that Roy was at club DNA, when the owners of the club started arguing with him that Wizkid didn’t buy the Lamborghini Urus he, recently, posted via his Instagram story. Their claim was that he is owing the club millions of Naira for drinks bought on credit, and so, buying such car doesn’t make sense, but Roy defended his boss, saying he will clear his debts once he returns to the country. However, when the bodyguard stepped out of the club, he was deeply macheted on the face. His attacker fled immediately, but it was later alleged that the suspect is the bouncer of club, who is currently on the run. Roy was later seen ...
Curtain Falls on 2nd Rainoil Open Tennis
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Curtain Falls on 2nd Rainoil Open Tennis

The final of the 2nd Rainoil Open Tennis Championship holds today at the Ikoyi Club in Lagos with defending champion Henry Atseye taking on Joseph Imeh in what is a repeat of last year’s men’s singles final. Yesterday, Atseye beat Sylvester Emmanuel 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 to book the ticket to the final to face his last year victim, Imeh. Imeh defeated Uche Oparaji 7-6 (2), 6-1 to berth in the final.. The winner of the men’s singles will walk away from Ikoyi Club with N500,000 cheque in his pocket. In the women’s singles final, Christy Agugbom is to battle Blessing Samuel for the star prize at stake in that category. Agugbom beat defending champion Sarah Adegoke 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 to progress. Blessing got the better of Aanu Aiyegbusi, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 to reach final. Yesterday, the pair of Abdulmum...
Rainoil Tennis: Fireworks Expected as Imeh Battles Atseye for a Place in Final
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Rainoil Tennis: Fireworks Expected as Imeh Battles Atseye for a Place in Final

Agugbom ends Oiza Yakubu’s fairy-tale run in women’s singles The semifinal matches of the ongoing 2nd Rainoil Open Tennis Championship in Lagos are scheduled to hold this morning with defending champion Henry Atseye facing Joseph Imeh while Sylvester Emmanuel and Uche Oparaoji will face off in the men’s singles other semi final. In the women’s singles semi final, defending champion Sarah Adegoke will battle Christy Agugbom while Blessing Samuel confronts Aanu Aiyegbusi for a place in Saturday’s final. To reach the final, Atseye yesterday was stretched by Abdulmumin Babalola in a 6-7 (1), 7-6 (6), 6-3 game that lasted over three hours on Court 5 of the Tennis Section of Ikoyi Club. The vastly experienced Babalola took the opening set on a tie break but Atseye, who als...
Super Falcons Arrive Cape Coast, Ready for Bayana Bayana
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Super Falcons Arrive Cape Coast, Ready for Bayana Bayana

African Women Cup of Nations defending champions, Super Falcons have arrived in Cape Coast , Ghana where they will tackle South Africa’s Bayana Bayana in Sunday’s opening game of the 2018 AWCON. Propped up by a week intensive training in Cote ‘d Ivoire, the Super Falcons according to coach Thomas Dennerby, are ready to battle the oppositions and win first of all, a ticket to the 2019 FIFA Women World Cup in France. Speaking on their chances former youth internationals Chinwendu Ihezuo and Christy Oheriaeku expressed their readiness to help the team to a successful defence of the title they won in Cameroon. “It’s an honour to make the final squad to the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, I will do my best in Ghana,” Ihezuo said. “I am looking forward to performing better in the national ...
Atseye, Madueke Zoom Into Rainoil Tennis Q/finals
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Atseye, Madueke Zoom Into Rainoil Tennis Q/finals

Defending men’s doubles champions, Henry Atseye and Nonso Madueke, progressed to the quarterfinals of the 2nd Rainoil Tennis Championship holding at Ikoyi Club following a 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 win over Uche Oparaoji and Chima Michael. Standing between them and a place in the semi-finals is the pair of Michael Michael and Ambrose Michael who, on their part, outplayed Taiwo Owolabi and Emmanuel Sunday 6-3, 6-3. Top seed Sylvester Emmanuel and Lawal Shehu are also through to the last-eight of the N5.1m prize-money event after a 7-6 7-6(5) win over Shola Alalade and Richard Ogbu and next for them is a meeting with Joseph Imeh and Christian Paul who edged Odeyemi Ayobami and Philip Abayomi 7-6(5), 6-4.
Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
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Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Dr Denis Mukwege and rape victim, Nadia Murad have both been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. The announcement was made at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Sweden on Friday. The details of the ceremony was shared on the Twitter handle of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, @NobelPrize. The Academy tweeted; BREAKING NEWS: The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. https://twitter.com/NobelPrize/status/1048135860607221760/photo/1 The award was presented by Berit Reiss-Andersen, Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. According to the Academy; “The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Dr Deni...
Australia Line Up Kuwait For New Coach’s First Game
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Australia Line Up Kuwait For New Coach’s First Game

Australia Monday lined up a friendly against Kuwait in what will be the first game in charge for new Socceroos coach Graham Arnold. Australia senior football team They will meet Romeo Jozak’s side in Kuwait City on October 15 after a short training camp in the United Arab Emirates. Arnold took over after Bert van Marwijk’s temporary role in charge during the World Cup in Russia, where they failed to make it past the group stage for a third consecutive time. “During a recent training camp in Turkey we worked hard to add attacking layers to the strong defensive base the Socceroos had at this year’s World Cup,” Arnold said. “Next month’s camp in the UAE, which will conclude with our friendly against Kuwait, will provide us with the chance to develop our play further and put our n...