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Lampard backs Havertz to overcome early Chelsea struggles like De Bruyne and Salah
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Lampard backs Havertz to overcome early Chelsea struggles like De Bruyne and Salah

The 21-year-old has not impacted English football as many would expect but his manager says that is not down to a lack of desire Frank Lampard has defended Kai Havertz over criticism that he looked like he was 'not bothered' during Chelsea's recent 2-0 defeat to Leicester City. Former Chelsea, Leicester City and Germany defender Robert Huth criticised Havertz's performance and body language in the match at the King Power Stadium. Indeed, Lampard did haul off the £70 million signing from Bayer Leverkusen in the 67th minute but little changed after his withdrawal. Ahead of an FA Cup clash with Luton, Lampard has hit out at critics of Havertz's work rate. "I can officially say from working with Kai that desire is absolutely not part of the issue. Is he as confident right now, at t...
Fulham vs Man United: Rio Ferdinand Singles Out One Player after EPL 2-1 Win
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Fulham vs Man United: Rio Ferdinand Singles Out One Player after EPL 2-1 Win

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has singled out midfielder, Paul Pogba, for praise after the France international scored a goal in the Red Devils’ Premier League 2-1 victory over Fulham on Wednesday night. Ferdinand described Pogba’s performance against Fulham as fantastic. The former defender explained that Pogba was the big difference during the encounter at Craven Cottage. Pogba and Edinson Cavani’s goals gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side all three points against Fulham. “Today he [Paul Pogba] put in a fantastic performance,” Ferdinand told BT Sport. “The big difference recently is he’s been playing quicker. He’s quick with what he’s doing, the efficiency is top, top drawer. “He is a magnificent footballer, and when he’s in this form, he’s one of the best.” ...
Thomas Partey thriving within Arsenal’s newfound stability
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Thomas Partey thriving within Arsenal’s newfound stability

The Ghana international has been hobbled by injury, but Gunners' new system offers him perfect opportunity to get his career off to a flying start If a 50 million euro midfielder dominates Manchester United at Old Trafford and no fans are there to see it, did it really happen? As Arsenal have toiled through much of the season without summer acquisition Thomas Partey, this is a question that seems increasingly relevant. After all, that statement performance against the Red Devils is one of only three 90s the Ghana international has gotten through since swapping Madrid for North London. On that night, all of the hype and excitement that had trailed Arsenal’s deadline day swoop for Partey was borne out in a majestic showing on a ground where the Gunners had not won in the league for 14...
You Failed, PDP Replies Buhari Over Performance Claims
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You Failed, PDP Replies Buhari Over Performance Claims

The People's Democrat Party(PDP) has berates President Muhammadu Buhari for resorting to desperate face-saving media stunts in his incongruous plea to Nigerians to accept that the situation in Nigeria is better under his watch, despite the contrary harsh reality in the country The party asserts that Mr. President’s illusory self-assessment further validates our position that he has since abandoned governance for the luxury and pleasures of Aso Presidential villa, having lost sync with the reality of the devastation his incompetent administration has brought to our nation in the last five years. The PDP insists that every fair criticism of Buhari’s administration only reveals a litany of failures and a reversal of fortune for our country in the last five years, adding that, it is unfo...
Paul Pogba’s Individual Highlights vs Burnley Prove He’s Officially Back To His Best
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Paul Pogba’s Individual Highlights vs Burnley Prove He’s Officially Back To His Best

  Paul Pogba gave one of his best performances in a Manchester United shirt on Tuesday night as his side went three points clear in the Premier League title race. The French midfielder has struggled to really impose himself on the club's season in recent months, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opting for the likes of Fred and Scott McTominay in midfield, but last night's performance against Burnley was nothing short of outstanding. Pogba often found himself further forward against Sean Dyche's side and as a result, he was able to showcase his ability to make a difference in the final third, spraying passes to wide areas while drilling through balls to Anthony Martial. As you can see below, it was a sublime performance from the 27-year-old midfielder, who topped off a great outin...
Singer Timi Dakolo Gifts Newly Married Nigerian lady a Surprise Performance in her Home
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Singer Timi Dakolo Gifts Newly Married Nigerian lady a Surprise Performance in her Home

A Nigerian lady, Ogechi Eke, was full of excitement after singer Timi Dakolo, surprised her with a live performance in her home. Timi who posted the heartwarming video of him singing to the lady, said he was supposed to be at her wedding as the bride insisted that was the wedding gift she wanted. However, he had other engagements he had signed up for which he couldn't shelve. To make it up to her, he stormed their home and gave her the performance she longed for. ''So I got a call for a wedding in abuja for a lady that just wanted me as her only wedding gift. Unfortunately I had committed to some other gig and the husband and other people kept calling . At some point, we had to come to an agreement, because they refuse to give up. I mean the calls kept coming with the line hav...
‘I play with serenity’ – Giroud revelling in Chelsea form as he praises Leeds
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‘I play with serenity’ – Giroud revelling in Chelsea form as he praises Leeds

The Frenchman followed up his match-winning display in the Champions League with another goalscoring performance at Stamford Bridge Olivier Giroud says he is “playing with serenity” after he continued his fine goalscoring form in Chelsea’s 3-1 win against Leeds. The France striker now has six goals in his last four appearances for the Blues after his 27th-minute strike cancelled out Patrick Bamford’s early opener for Leeds at Stamford Bridge. It was his first Premier League start of the season having retained his place in the side after scoring all four goals in the midweek Champions League win at Sevilla.
EndSARS: Obaseki expands Judicial Panel of Inquiry, hails performance
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EndSARS: Obaseki expands Judicial Panel of Inquiry, hails performance

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has commended the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on brutality, human rights violations and alleged extra-judicial killings by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force, for their commitment and dedication to duty, as he swore in Usiosefe Ereyimwan as member of the panel. Obaseki, while swearing in the panel’s new member at the Government House, Benin City, hailed the panel for carrying out its assignment with the professionalism and urgency it deserves. Obaseki said, “I want to commend the panel for the work done till date and the thoroughness with which they have pursued the assignment given.” Charging the newly inaugurated member on the duties ahead, the governor noted, “We urge you and members of the panel to do just...
Buhari’s effort on security is not good enough – Katsina senator
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Buhari’s effort on security is not good enough – Katsina senator

Senator representing Katsina north, Ahmed Baba Kaita has lashed out at President Buhari over the level of insecurity being witnessed in the country.   Speaking at a plenary session on Tuesday December 1, Kaita pointed out the need for reassessment of the effort of the military in combating the insurgency in the north-east.   He said;   “It (insecurity) is now facing us eyeball to eyeball, we have to sit down with this military and reassess their performance in the north-east. “Day in day out, same scenarios keep repeating themselves, then something is fundamentally wrong. If we allow this go, let’s be ready for another mourning. “Despite the efforts of the federal government on the security issues of Nigeria – I totally believe the president is doing hi...
Timi Dakolo Crashes Abuja Weddings, Gives A Free Performance
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Timi Dakolo Crashes Abuja Weddings, Gives A Free Performance

Nigerian artist Timi Dakolo made a surprise appearance at random weddings in Abuja. The singer who has also made surprise appearances at a few weddings in Lagos, asked fans on Instagram to give marriage venues so he could perform, and he kept to his word as he randomly selected, appeared, and gave free performances at a number of weddings. \   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi)
Porto left-back Sanusi makes Champions League Team of the Week
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Porto left-back Sanusi makes Champions League Team of the Week

The Nigeria international joins makes his debut in the star-studded squad after an impressive performance in Marseille on Wednesday Porto defender Zaidu Sanusi has been named in the Uefa Champions League Team of the Week after grabbing a goal against Marseille on Wednesday. The Nigerian left-back broke the deadlock for the Portuguese giants with his maiden strike for the club, just before half-time at the Orange Velodrome. Sanusi joins Barcelona's Sergino Dest in the defence alongside Atalanta's Ruben Gosens and Borussia Monchengladbach duo of Nico Elvedi and Oscar Wendt.
Maguire delighted for ‘big character and big leader’ Bruno Fernandes after Man Utd playmaker’s dominant display at Everton
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Maguire delighted for ‘big character and big leader’ Bruno Fernandes after Man Utd playmaker’s dominant display at Everton

  The Red Devils captain praised the ability of the midfielder to respond to adversity following criticism of recent performances   Manchester United captain has hailed the excellence of playmaker Bruno Fernandes as he helped the Red Devils secure a 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday. The Portuguese had been the subject of criticism for his display in the shock 2-1 Champions League loss to Istanbul Basaksehir in midweek but bounced back impressively as United recorded their third Premier League win of the season. Fernandes scored twice in the first half, although there was some debate as to whether striker Marcus Rashford had touched the ball en route to the net for the second, before setting up Edinson Cavani to score his first goal for the club.
Actor Yul Edochie calls for President Buhari’s resignation
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Actor Yul Edochie calls for President Buhari’s resignation

Actor Yul Edochie has called for the resignation of President Buhari. He made the call via his Twitter handle on Monday afternoon, October 19.   According to Yul, President Buhari was very vocal during the Goodluck Jonathan administration and called for the resignation of the former President on the basis of poor performance.   He opined that President Buhari has performed worse than Jonathan, therefore  he should resign from office. ''President Buhari was very vocal during the previous Govt. He called for Goodluck's resignation on the basis of poor performance. Today Buhari's performance is worse than that of Jonathan. We put our hopes in him & he failed us. I call for Buhari's resignation. #ENDBADGOVERNANCE'' he tweeted
Independence: Facts Don’t Lie, Atiku Replies Buhari On Performance
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Independence: Facts Don’t Lie, Atiku Replies Buhari On Performance

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has advised the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and his regime to stick to facts when criticising previous administrations. In an apparent response to Buhari’s 60th Independence anniversary speech on October 1, Atiku defended economic decisions taken by the President Olusegun Obasanjo-led administration in which he served as a Vice President. In a tweet on his verified Twitter handle, @atiku, on Friday, the former Vice President wrote, “Between 1999 and 2007, Nigeria paid off her entire foreign debt while maintaining an unprecedented six per cent annual GDP growth. “Those were periods of national restoration, and I am very proud of the work President Obasanjo and I did for this nation we care so much for. Facts don’t lie....
‘Bellingham plays like a man’ – Hazard impressed by Dortmund prodigy’s debut performance
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‘Bellingham plays like a man’ – Hazard impressed by Dortmund prodigy’s debut performance

The BVB winger had positive things to say about the impressive performance from English talent New Borussia Dortmund talent Jude Bellingham has made an impression on team-mate Thorgan Hazard, with the Belgian admitting the teenager 'plays like a man'. The 17-year-old became Dortmund's youngest scorer in their history with his goal on debut in the 5-0 DFB-Pokal victory over Duisburg on Monday. Bellingham only joined the Black and Yellows in July - choosing them ahead of Manchester United - in a deal worth €25 million (£23m/$29m) to his former club Birmingham City.
Edo 2020 Debate: Ize-Iyamu Rattles Obaseki On Performance
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Edo 2020 Debate: Ize-Iyamu Rattles Obaseki On Performance

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki last night failed to clearly defend his government’s performance in critical areas of job creation, healthcare provision, agriculture, security and infrastructure development. He also failed to debunk the claim that he did not possess the requisite qualification for admission into the University of Ibadan where he graduated. It was during a debate organised by Channels Television and its partners to enable Obaseki, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) contender, to sell their candidature to the people. The Edo State governorship election will hold on Saturday. Ize-Iyamu said Obaseki has not performed and that he borrowed millions of naira on account of the agriculture sect...
Schwarzer explains ‘phenomenal’ Kante’s dip in form at Chelsea
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Schwarzer explains ‘phenomenal’ Kante’s dip in form at Chelsea

The Premier League veteran believes the France international can bounce back this season if he remains at Stamford Bridge N'Golo Kante can bounce back for Chelsea this season, with former team-mate Mark Schwarzer believing the midfielder has been in desperate need of a break from football. The 29-year-old was restricted to 28 appearances for the Blues last season with minor injuries keeping him sidelined after playing 53 matches the campaign before. Kante was criticised in some quarters for his performances over the past year, with Inter currently exploring the possibility of a transfer and the Blues reportedly open to cashing in on the Frenchman.
Champions League Group Draw Seeds Confirmed after Sevilla win Europa League
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Champions League Group Draw Seeds Confirmed after Sevilla win Europa League

Sevilla have secured a spot among the seeded teams for the 2020/2021 Champions League group-stage draw, following their 3-2 victory over Inter Milan in the Europa League final. The LaLiga side will be in Pot 1 along with Real Madrid, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Zenit St Petersburg. FC Porto join them, as either Bayern and PSG will be the Champions League holders. The draw will take place on Thursday, October 1, with the first group-stage fixtures on Tuesday, October 20. The other pots are usually ranked based on UEFA’s five-year coefficient of performance in European competition. One place is yet to be determined in Pot 2 and will go to Benfica if they come through qualifying. Or else Ajax will be promoted from their probable slot in Pot 3. ...
Usman vs Masvidal: Buhari Reacts as Nigerian Retains UFC Title
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Usman vs Masvidal: Buhari Reacts as Nigerian Retains UFC Title

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday reacted to the victory Nigerian-born Kamarudeen Usman who defended his Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC, Welterweight title. Usman had defeated Jorge Masvidal to retain his title. Consequently, Buhari commended Usman for fighting strong and flying Nigeria’s flag. A statement by Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, said Usman’s victory was an indication that great people can come out of Nigeria. The statement sent to DAILY POST reads: “As the first African-born and Nigerian UFC Champion, President Buhari commends the courageous fighter for finishing strong inside the octagon, proudly flying the green and white colours in distant lands, and reminding the world that good things and great people still come out of Nigeria. “While th...
Lampard Speaks on Pulisic’s Performance after Chelsea’s 2-1 win Over Aston Villa
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Lampard Speaks on Pulisic’s Performance after Chelsea’s 2-1 win Over Aston Villa

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has singled out winger, Christian Pulisic for praise following the Blues’ away Premier League 2-1 victory against Aston Villa on Sunday. Lampard said Pulisic was hungry during the encounter against the host, adding that the 21-year-old American international’s ability to always arrive in the box was a big thing. Lampard’s men defeated Aston Villa at the Villa Park Stadium, thanks to two goals from Pulisic and Olivier Giroud in the second half. Speaking on Pulisic’s performance against Aston Villa, Lampard was quoted by Goal as telling reporters after the game: “He was hungry. “I know that, and I felt for him. He has trained well. “The ability to arrive in the box is a big thing. “It’s a difference between be...
Why I Composed Song for Ibidun Ighodalo – Tope Alabi
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Why I Composed Song for Ibidun Ighodalo – Tope Alabi

Gospel singer, Tope Alabi, has opened up on the reason why she composed a tribute song for the late Ibidun Ighodalo, who died of a suspected cardiac arrest on Sunday. The 49-year-old opened up about the inspiration behind the song during an interview with the Punch. She said, “When I heard that she had died, I was so down because I couldn’t hold down the emotions. For hours, I was devastated; her death was a big blow. “My husband had a headache throughout that day. By the second day, I was inspired by the Holy Spirit to do a tribute for her. I asked myself whether people would like the idea and if she was not too young.” The ‘Halleluyah’ singer also described the late wife of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo as a beautiful and humble person who always had a smile on her face. “The lat...
“I Want to go Back to Nigeria so Bad” – US Rapper Cardi B
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“I Want to go Back to Nigeria so Bad” – US Rapper Cardi B

US rapper who has openly declared her love for Nigeria and Nigerians severally revealed that she really wants to come back to Nigeria. Looks like Nigerians should look forward to having Cardi B in Nigeria again as the music star who visited Nigeria in December 2019 and nicknamed Chioma B declared that she really wants to be back to Nigeria “soo bad”. She revealed this while reacting to a social media post saying she was trending in Nigeria with over 18,000 tweets. In response, Cardi B wrote; I wanna go back sooo  bad. See some reactions to the post below. I want you to go back as well, those Instagram stories u posted was just too lit Loudly crying face – @Badbihparty_ She misses everything. The food, the people, the trips, Nigeria is an am...
‘He is such an exciting player!’ – Adepoju in awe of Chukwueze’s performance against Celta Vigo
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‘He is such an exciting player!’ – Adepoju in awe of Chukwueze’s performance against Celta Vigo

LaLiga ambassador Mutiu Adepoju has described Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze as “exciting” following the Yellow Submarine’s 1-0 victory over Celta Vigo at the Estadio de Balaidos on Saturday night. Javier Calleja’s men came into the encounter with the ambition of returning to winning ways – having lost three successive league games before the coronavirus pandemic placed Spanish football on a hiatus. After a hard-hitting first half, super-sub Manuel Trigueros sealed all points at stake for the visitors in the 90th minute. Chukwueze who replaced Gerard Moreno in the 56th minute played a key role as he added a greater threat to Villarreal’s frontline. For his contributions in 32 minutes, he recorded two shots, one shot on target, 14 passes and a 64.3 passing accuracy. Even a...
Bollywood Star, Sushant Singh Rajput Found Dead in his Home in Apparent Suicide
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Bollywood Star, Sushant Singh Rajput Found Dead in his Home in Apparent Suicide

Popular Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his house in Mumbai’s Bandra, his representative and Mumbai Police said on Sunday, June 14. The actor who was found found hanging at his sixth floor apartment in Bandra (West), reportedly committed suicide. Though the police have confirmed that he died by suicide, no suicide note was found in his residence. “Sushant Singh Rajput has committed suicide, Mumbai Police is investigating,” DCP Pranay Ashok, spokesperson Mumbai Police said. The police at Sushant Singh Rajput's home this morning Sushant’s team shared a message for his fans: “It pains us to share that Sushant Singh Rajput is no longer with us. We request his fans to keep him in their thoughts and celebrate his life, and his work like they have...
Reps Meet Security Chiefs Behind Closed Doors, Embark on Two Weeks Holiday
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Reps Meet Security Chiefs Behind Closed Doors, Embark on Two Weeks Holiday

The House of Representatives on Thursday, shortly before embarking on a two weeks holiday, met with Security Chiefs behind closed doors to discuss the security situation in the country. At the executive session were the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, Chief of Defense Staff, Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, Director of State Security Service, Yusuf Magaji Bichi and National Security Adviser, Mohammed Monguno. It would be recalled that the green chamber last week, following the adoption of a motion moved by the Chief Whip, Muhammed Monguno resolved to invite the aforementioned heads of security outfits to brief the House on efforts being made to improve the security situation in the country and bring an end to incessant killings, kidnappings and armed banditry. ...
Grammy Renames Controversial ‘Urban Contemporary’ Category
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Grammy Renames Controversial ‘Urban Contemporary’ Category

The Recording Academy, the organization behind the Grammy awards on Wednesday June 10 announced a number of changes to its category names, including changing "urban contemporary" to "progressive R&B." The announcement was made amid growing criticism of the term “urban” which generalized genres including hip-hop and R&B, belittling the innovation of black music. The Recording Academy said the changes had been made to ensure its awards were "inclusive and reflect[ed] the current state of the music industry".   The statement read in part; “The renamed category is intended to highlight albums that include the more progressive elements of R&B and may include samples and elements of hip-hop, rap, dance, and electronic music. It may also incorporate production ele...
Gabriel Jesus makes pizza and  burgers admission
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Gabriel Jesus makes pizza and burgers admission

The Brazil international has revealed that his diet was not the best when he arrived in England, but a personal performance coach has him in top shape Gabriel Jesus admits that he had much to learn when arriving at Manchester City, with the Brazilian revealing that he “loved pizza and burgers” before taking on a personal performance coach. A highly-rated South American striker was taken to the Etihad Stadium during the winter transfer window of 2017. Jesus was still a teenager at that time and was very much still learning his trade when it came to the demands and expectations placed on elite performers.
Ghana defender Attamah backs teammate Partey to leave Atletico Madrid for Arsenal
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Ghana defender Attamah backs teammate Partey to leave Atletico Madrid for Arsenal

The Turkey-based player speaks on the future of his Black Stars colleague Ghana international Joseph Attamah Larweh will be happy to see compatriot Thomas Teye Partey make a transfer move to Arsenal in the summer. Currently on the books of Atletico Madrid, Partey has become the subject of transfer speculation following a run of fine performances for the side in the Spanish capital. Aside from Arsenal, there is also Manchester United, Chelsea, Juventus, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and PSG linked with the Ghanaian.
Mobile Classroom Unveils Monthly Academic Quiz Competition0
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Mobile Classroom Unveils Monthly Academic Quiz Competition0

200 Nigerian Students to win N20, 000 each monthly Mobile Classroom, the first indigenous audiovisual classroom mobile application that enables students to go through classroom-based learning on mobile devices and computers, has announced a monthly scholarship quiz competition tagged "Mobile Classroom Digital Quiz". This scholarship quiz contest is aimed at motivating learning and inspiring students towards improving the quality of the education system in Nigeria. The monthly scholarship quiz competition which will be driven by cash prizes among students will be Pan-Nigeria. It is designed to engender quality performance in the senior secondary school examinations organized by the West African Examination Council (WAEC), National Examination Council (NECO) and Unified Tertiary Ma...
FCT Minister Begins Implementation of State Community Policing
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FCT Minister Begins Implementation of State Community Policing

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, on Monday, kicked off the implementation of the State Community Policing in the nation’s capital. The initiative is aimed at reducing crime in communities and deepens the trust between the public and law enforcement agencies. Malam Muhammad Bello, the FCT Minister, stated this while inaugurating the 16-member State Community Policing Advisory Committee, SCPAC, for FCT, in Abuja. Bello said that with the Presidential approval granted for community-oriented policing across the country, Nigeria would start to witness a reduction in crime rate. The Minister, therefore, advised members of the committee to take the assignment very seriously and give it the utmost attention it deserved. Bello said...
Nigerians in Kenya Apply Cocaine on Manhood to get girls Addicted
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Nigerians in Kenya Apply Cocaine on Manhood to get girls Addicted

Kenyan socialite, Shornarwa has alleged that Nigerians in Kenya put cocaine on their manhood to make sex sweeter and get women addicted to them. Speaking on Shaffie Weru’s Instagram live, she said; “Have you heard about the Nigerians who put cocaine on their mjulus (penis)?” The influencer also spoke of how many women have testified about how the men’s performance in bed. She alleged that she had spoken with 4 to 5 women and they all confirmed the allegation. See the video: https://twitter.com/LailaIjeoma The believe is that cocaine application on the penile wall will cause fast erection and make the man last longer, with eventual effect on the woman. But research has it that cocaine does not have any direct effect on sex, especially when applied on the ski...
Youssoupha N’Diaye: Senegalese signs first professional contract with Paris FC
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Youssoupha N’Diaye: Senegalese signs first professional contract with Paris FC

Following his impressive performances with AS Lyon-Duchere, the defender has been snapped up by the Ligue 2 outfit ahead of next season Youssoupha N’Diaye has signed his first professional contract with French second division side Paris FC at the age of 22. N’Diaye has developed his game at AS Lyon-Duchere since he joined the third-tier outfit in the 2017-18 season. In his first year with the Lyon based outfit, the Senegalese central defender featured 18 times for the Championnat National side before going a step further to play 23 times the following term.
Arteta’s impact at Arsenal praised by club legend Vieira
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Arteta’s impact at Arsenal praised by club legend Vieira

The new manager's effect on the Gunners' performances has been lauded by the former skipper Patrick Vieira praised Mikel Arteta's impact on Arsenal, saying the head coach had brought energy back to the club. Arteta has been praised since taking the helm in December last year, having lost just two of 15 games in charge. Former Arsenal captain Vieira, who was also linked to the job, hailed Arteta for his work so far at Emirates Stadium.
Henderson not too far away from being Man Utd & England’s No.1, says Sheffield United team-mate Fleck
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Henderson not too far away from being Man Utd & England’s No.1, says Sheffield United team-mate Fleck

The Blades' shot-stopper is making waves with his performances at Bramall Lane and many are backing the 23-year-old to make it to the very top Sheffield United's on-loan goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been backed by team-mate John Fleck to realise his dreams of becoming Manchester United and England's first-choice between the sticks. Henderson has been in stellar form for the Blades yet again this season, having already impressed in the previous campaign as he helped Chris Wilder's side gain promotion to the Premier League. The 23-year-old has kept 10 clean sheets in England's top tier since making the jump from the Championship and sees his side sit third in the charts for fewest goals conceded.
Super Eagles coach Rohr needs support to succeed – Utaka
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Super Eagles coach Rohr needs support to succeed – Utaka

The 38-year-old feels the German tactician can surpass the performances of previous Super Eagles managers Former Nigeria international John Utaka believes Gernot Rohr needs support to succeed as coach of the Super Eagles. The German tactician was appointed as manager of the West Africans in 2016 and has made a meaningful contribution to the side since his arrival. Rohr is set to sign a new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as his current deal with the governing body is set to expire next month.
Henderson reveals he didn’t ask for Messi’s shirt after Champions League defeat to Barca because of Keane advice
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Henderson reveals he didn’t ask for Messi’s shirt after Champions League defeat to Barca because of Keane advice

The England midfielder has described his experience of playing against the six-time Ballon d'Or winner for the first time during the 2018-19 campaign Jordan Henderson has revealed that he took Roy Keane's advice on board regarding swapping shirts after Liverpool's defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League, insisting he never considered asking for Lionel Messi's jersey. Liverpool suffered a 3-0 loss at Camp Nou in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final last season, with a Messi double and a Luis Suarez effort earning the home side a comfortable win. Messi was in inspired form on the night, and marked a superb all-round performance when he fired an unstoppable 25-yard free-kick past Alisson late in the game.
Gaziantep’s Twumasi confirms interest from other clubs
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Gaziantep’s Twumasi confirms interest from other clubs

The Ghanaian forward's performances for GFK have drawn the interest of other suitors Gaziantep forward Patrick Twumasi has confirmed the interest of other clubs in his services, particularly from Turkey, Germany and Italy. The 25-year old is presently on loan from Alaves and has made 23 appearances in the Super Lig, scoring five goals and providing another five assists. Only Nigeria international Olarenwaju Kayode beats Twumasi in goals and assists.
Adekunle Gold Joins Simi To Beg God To Let Their Children Inherit Her Gene
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Adekunle Gold Joins Simi To Beg God To Let Their Children Inherit Her Gene

Singer, Adekunle Gold and a husband to Popular singer, Simi has revealed she wants her children to inherit her gene for some crucial reasons. According to her, Simi said a word of prayer to God, stating that he knows the genes they want. Recently, Adekunle Gold talks about his performance back in his secondary school days   View this post on Instagram   Simi begs God to give them children inheriting her gene and not her husband’s for some crucial reasons A post shared by Naijaeverything Entertainment (@naijaeverything) on Apr 23, 2020 at 12:13am PDT
Van Persie: Arsenal pal Campbell key to transforming my game
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Van Persie: Arsenal pal Campbell key to transforming my game

Robin van Persie has revealed how a conversation with ex-Arsenal teammate Sol Campbell transformed his game. The Dutchman was disappointed after his first two campaigns at the Gunners and went in search of finding a solution. "Over the years I kept asking questions and I even wrote stuff down to myself,' Van Persie explained on Jake Humphrey's The High Performance podcast. "So at one point at Arsenal after two years I wasn't satisfied, I wasn't happy, it was going okay but not good enough. So I started to write a letter to myself: what are my positives and what are my negatives. And then I noticed I was lying to myself. I was making myself feel better. "The main thing I think for everyone who is listening is keep asking yourself even stupid questions and write letters to yourse...
Liverpool face missing £35M from Coutinho fee
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Liverpool face missing £35M from Coutinho fee

Liverpool could miss out on a hefty chunk of the original fee which took Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona. The Daily Mail says the Reds could be set to miss out on £35million in performance-related payments tied up in Coutinho's move to Barca, who are struggling for cash during the coronavirus crisis. Coutinho left the Reds after five years at Anfield in a headline £142million move in January 2018, with his future success at the Nou Camp seen as a given by many. However the Brazilian would often struggle to hold down a place in the team in Catalonia, and after just a year-and-a-half at the club he was shipped off on loan to Bayern Munich for the entirety of the 2019/20 season. The Reds are now "unlikely to receive" that money due to Coutinho's lack of impact at Barca, and what's ...
Man Utd star Pogba: I don’t know who or what Souness is!
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Man Utd star Pogba: I don’t know who or what Souness is!

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba insists he doesn't know who uber critic Graeme Souness is! Souness' criticism of the World Cup winner has become something of a running joke on social media, with fans waiting to hear what the Scot has to say about Pogba following a performance. "I didn't even know who he was, really," Pogba told the United podcast. "I didn't even know who he was. I heard he was a great player and stuff like that. I know the face but [not] the name. "Like I said I'm not someone that watches a lot of [punditry], I watch a lot of football but I don't stay after the game to listen to what they say about 'Why they did this' or 'Why they did that'. I like to focus on football
Wilfred Ndidi named Leicester City’s most valuable player in the Premier League
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Wilfred Ndidi named Leicester City’s most valuable player in the Premier League

Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has been chosen as the Most Valuable Player in the Leicester City squad. following his performances for the Foxes at the center of midfield this season. Ndidi has played 23 games in the English top-flight, scoring two goals and was in action for 1,892 minutes resulting in speculation of a transfer to Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham.     Brendan Rodgers club side managed to win only one of the six matches Ndidi missed when he was injured showing how pivotal he is to the club's style of play and now British television sports channel Sky Sports has unveiled a list of the most valuable player for every Premier League club in the 2019-2020 season listing Ndidi as Leicester City's MVP. Sky Sports expla...
Liverpool ace Mane: The match that convinced Klopp to buy me
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Liverpool ace Mane: The match that convinced Klopp to buy me

Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane has revealed the game where he caught the eye of Jurgen Klopp. The Senegal international joined Southampton from Metz in 2014, scoring 10 goals in his first season at St. Mary's. It was against the Reds in March 2016 when Mane became a target for the club, having come off the bench to score twice in a 3-2 comeback victory. He eventually finished with 15 goals for the season. Speaking in a film about his life, Made in Senegal, set to be released on April 8, Mane said: "I was at Southampton and we played against Liverpool. I was on the bench. We were 2-0 down at half-time. Coach (Ronald) Koeman sent me on to the field. "We turned the game around and I scored twice. I was this insignificant player who had just given a huge performance. "Liverpool ...
Investors lose N2.3tr as pandemic takes toll on stock market
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Investors lose N2.3tr as pandemic takes toll on stock market

Uncertainty in the domestic and global economy, triggered by the devastating effect of the raging COVID- 19 crisis have continued to hit hard on the equities sector of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), even as investors’ lose N2.3 trillion in one month Specifically, market capitalisation of listed equities, which opened the month of March at N13.449 trillion, depreciated by N2.3 trillion to close at N11.100 trillion yesterday. The All-share index equally declined by 4,516.1 points or 21.2 per cent from 25, 816.57 to 21, 300.47 points. This is despite impressive earnings and dividend announcements from listed companies. For instance, the tier-1 banks with an acronym- FUGAZ which is First Bank, United Bank of Africa (UBA), Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank), Access Bank and Zenith Bank ...
Osho-Virus Behind APC Crisis – VON DG, Osita Okechukwu Replies Tinubu
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Osho-Virus Behind APC Crisis – VON DG, Osita Okechukwu Replies Tinubu

The Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu has blamed suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole over the crisis rocking the party. Okechukwu who had a face-off with Oshiomhole prior to the 2019 election, served the response after APC Chieftain, Bola Tinubu who declared support for the embattled APC Chairman accused his colleagues with aspirations ahead of the 2023 elections of fueling the crisis. Recalling how APC delegates unanimously and consensually elected the former Edo State Governor as the Chairman of the party two years ago, the VON DG stated that it is quite sad that Adams Oshiomhole is now a bull in a China Shop. Okechukwu said; “As passionate and loyal members of the APC at the grassroots level, the...
Morata Included in UEFA Champions League Team
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Morata Included in UEFA Champions League Team

Atlético Madrid striker, Álvaro Morata, has been included in the UEFA Champions League team of this week. UEFA released the Champions League team in a post on its official website on Thursday. Morata, who is on loan at Atletico from Chelsea, was included in the team after his impressive performance for Diego Simeone’s side. The Spanish striker scored a goal in Atletico Madrid’s 3-2 win against Liverpool on Wednesday. He made the list, alongside Atletico teammate, Marcos Llorente, and Valencia’s Kevin Gameiro. Below is the UEFA Champions League team after this week’s round of 16 second-leg fixtures: Goalkeeper: Péter Gulácsi (Leipzig) Defenders: Lukas Klostermann (Leipzig), Dayot Upamecano (Leipzig), Angeliño (Leipzig), Juan Bernat (Paris) Midfielders: Marcos Llo...
Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder drug test results released
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Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder drug test results released

The World Boxing Council (WBC) has published the drug test results for Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, after their fight last month. The tests were carried out by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association [VADA]. Fury produced an impressive performance to defeat Wilder by TKO in the seventh round and claim the WBC heavyweight title. WBC has now confirmed in a statement that both fighters passed all their tests. It reads: “World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, and Deontay Wilder, came out clean in the doping tests conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association as part of the successful Clean Boxing Program. “We want to thank both warriors and their respective teams for their willingness to sign up for the Clea...
“Don’t Know If Liverpool Are Ready But I’m Backing Them” – Former MLS Star On Atletico Madrid Clash
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“Don’t Know If Liverpool Are Ready But I’m Backing Them” – Former MLS Star On Atletico Madrid Clash

Former MLS midfielder Alejandro Moreno has admitted he is not sure if Liverpool are ready to take on Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, but is supporting the Reds to take care of business in the Champions League. Liverpool came out of a flop in form with a win over Bournemouth at Anfield this weekend, but were pushed by the Cherries and question marks continued about Adrian (goalkeeper), who replaced Alisson. Moreno believes the home win over the Cherries did little to answer the questions that have been raised about the Liverpool team in recent weeks as they could have dropped points against Bournemouth. The former Venezuela international believes Atletico Madrid will be up for the second leg at Anfield and he is not sure that Liverpool are prepared to take on Diego Simeone’s side...
Mercy Johnson’s Husband, Prince Okojie Sues Davido for Fraud Act
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Mercy Johnson’s Husband, Prince Okojie Sues Davido for Fraud Act

Actress Mercy Johnson husband, Prince Okojie, has sued DMW boss, Davido. This is because Davido refused to show up for a performance which he already took money for. Furthermore, Davido was supposed to perform at the Okojie’s hotel launch. Remember that Mercy Johnson and husband opened their hotel last year December in Lagos. So for Davido to make an appearance on that day they paid him the sum of N3 million.
Chelsea Defeat Everton 4-0 to Seal Top Four Position
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Chelsea Defeat Everton 4-0 to Seal Top Four Position

Chelsea charged to their biggest Premier League win of the season and sealed their place in the top four as Mason Mount and Pedro inspired a 4-0 demolition of Everton on Sunday. Frank Lampard’s side won for just the second time in seven league games thanks to goals from Mount, Pedro, Willian and Olivier Giroud in a masterful display at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea, in fourth place, are now five points clear of fifth-placed Wolves and with nine matches to play they are in pole position to qualify for the Champions League. It was a vibrant end to a much-needed week of good news for Chelsea manager Lampard, whose side knocked out Liverpool out in the FA Cup fifth round on Tuesday. Rocked by a Champions League last 16 hammering by Bayern Munich and a series of spluttering domestic ...