Friday, January 22

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Nigeria Ranks 2nd Highest In Paternity Fraud In The World
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Nigeria Ranks 2nd Highest In Paternity Fraud In The World

A DNA test revealed that Christopher Johnson wasn’t the biological father of the three children he had nurtured and invested in for almost two decades. The children, Esther, 19, Shirley, 17 and Stephen, 15, were born by the same mother who unfortunately was deceased. Christopher, a successful but retired architect, was compelled to find out the truth about the paternity of the children after a stranger turned up one day to claim he was their biological father and challenged him to a DNA paternity test. Christopher received the shock of his life when the result proved that the stranger was indeed the children’s real father. It turned out that the man and his late wife had been involved in a long-secret love affair that produced the three children he erroneously assumed belonged ...
ESPN Ranks Oshoala Top African Female Player In Europe
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ESPN Ranks Oshoala Top African Female Player In Europe

Two African attackers in Spain stood head and shoulders above the rest in December, as Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala worked her way back to the top and South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana also enjoyed a superb month. However, there is a strong focus on France in the second half of this month's African Women's Power Rankings, with several African stars featuring strongly in the French Feminine Division 1. The Chawinga sisters and Barbra Banda are absent from our Power Rankings as China is in the offseason, but are likely to reappear in our top 10 when the Women's Super League returns. Likewise, keep an eye on Ode Fulutudilu, who recently signed for Scottish champions Glasgow City after becoming a champion herself with Åland United in Finland. 1. Asisat Oshoala, Barcelona Oshoala ha...
‘Liverpool missed a trick not getting Werner’ – Klopp also needs another centre-half, claims Crouch
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‘Liverpool missed a trick not getting Werner’ – Klopp also needs another centre-half, claims Crouch

The former Reds striker believes added firepower is required at Anfield and would also like to see defensive reinforcements brought in Liverpool “missed a trick not getting Timo Werner” and need to add another centre-half to their ranks after seeing issues at the back exposed against Leeds, says Peter Crouch. The Reds have been relatively quiet in the current transfer window. Greece international Kostas Tsimikas has been added to their ranks, but he was drafted in to provide back-up to first-choice left-back Andy Robertson.
‘Fraser would be a great signing for Spurs’ – Bournemouth star could fit into Mourinho’s front three, says Bent
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‘Fraser would be a great signing for Spurs’ – Bournemouth star could fit into Mourinho’s front three, says Bent

The former striker thinks that the Scottish midfielder would be a valuable addition to Tottenham's ranks if a deal can be done this summer Ryan Fraser "would be a great signing" for Spurs, according to Darren Bent, who can see the Bournemouth star slotting into Jose Mourinho's front three nicely. Fraser joined Bournemouth from Aberdeen back in 2013, and has since racked up 208 appearances for the club across all competitions, scoring 24 goals. The 26-year-old helped the Cherries gain promotion to the Premier League in 2015, but missed their first season in the top flight after being sent out on loan to Ipswich.
Why Chelsea released Rice – but now want him back at the Bridge
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Why Chelsea released Rice – but now want him back at the Bridge

The Blues are interested in re-signing the England international, whom they let go at 14 and then watched flourish at West Ham Chelsea are interested in re-signing Declan Rice from West Ham but does that necessarily mean that releasing him in 2013 was a mistake? Opinion is divided down at Cobham, where the Blues' academy is currently scouting, coaching and producing more talent than at any other club in English football. At 14, Rice was not deemed good enough to be kept on and was, thus, released. He then enjoyed a successful trial and West Ham and never looked back, progressing through the youth-team ranks before breaking into the senior side at the tail end of the 2016-17 season.
Rumours of £200m Kane transfer shrugged off by Spurs team-mate Gazzaniga
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Rumours of £200m Kane transfer shrugged off by Spurs team-mate Gazzaniga

Tottenham’s back-up goalkeeper is not overly concerned by the speculation that has started to build again around a star striker in north London Harry Kane may be generating talk of possible £200 million ($251m) transfers, with Manchester United said to be among his suitors, but Tottenham team-mate Paulo Gazzaniga has sought to shrug off the rumours. Exit speculation is nothing new for the England captain, with his prolific exploits in north London allowing him to cement a standing as one of the most fearsome frontmen on the planet. Any ambitious club would welcome the opportunity to add such qualities to their respective ranks, and would be willing to spend big in order to secure a prized signature.
Oskar Buur confident he can make it Wolves
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Oskar Buur confident he can make it Wolves

Wolves defender Oskar Buur believes he can make it at Molineux. The young Dane made significant progress before football was suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak, being awarded a new three-and-a-half-year contract. But he has still only played two senior games and wants to start catching up playmaker Gibbs-White and centre-half Kilman – players who have also made the move up from the youth ranks under Nuno Espirito Santo. "Morgan and Max showed the way for me – it's possible for you to do it," said Buur to the Express & Star. "I think the small squad is good for us. We get the feeling that we're close, not too far off it. "You get the feeling that 'OK, if I'm improving every time, I can be on the bench'. "It's not impossible – having 30 players in the squad. ...
UNILAG Ranks Best In Nigeria And 8th In Africa
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UNILAG Ranks Best In Nigeria And 8th In Africa

The University of Lagos has been ranked 1st  in Nigeria and 8th in Africa, by uniRank University Ranking™, the leading international higher education directory and search engine featuring reviews and rankings of over 13,600 officially recognized Universities and Colleges in 200 countries. uniRankTM, in a bid to answer the question of “What are the most popular Universities in Africa and Nigeria?”, published the 2020 African University Ranking of the top 200 recognized higher-education institutions in Africa and of 160 Nigerian higher-education institutions in Nigeria respectively. The University must be officially recognized, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate higher education-related organization in each country; The University must be officially licensed or authorized...
Harvard University Ranks Qur’an As The Best Book For Justice
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Harvard University Ranks Qur’an As The Best Book For Justice

Harvard University quotes the Quran, with its divine words, which is the final revelation as believed by the Muslims. Allah has selected it as His last and final book. Without any doubt, it came from the Creator of this Universe and guides us on the right path of living. Islam has no space for injustice Rules and Justice are profoundly organized in Islam and the Holy Book which is loaded with basic laws for people. Islam doesn't have any space for injustice. The entire globe likewise acknowledges this reality and loves what is referenced in the Qur'an. Despite the fact that their activities seem opposite, the equivalent is the situation of Muslims. At the passageway of the Library for Faculty, Harvard Law School, being of the noticeable Law School, has shown an ayah from Su...
Michael Jackson Ranks Highest-paid Dead Celebrities For The 7th Consecutive Year
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Michael Jackson Ranks Highest-paid Dead Celebrities For The 7th Consecutive Year

The King of Pop has ranked No. 1 in this year's list of highest-paid dead celebrities for the 7th consecutive year, despite recent controversy. His streaming jumped 2.1 billion U.S. spins from 1.8 billion a year ago. Forbes released its 2019 list of the Top-Earning Dead Celebrities on Wednesday, the day before Halloween. And Michael Jackson remains the King of Pop even in death, topping the list for the seventh consecutive year with $60 million in pretax income from Oct. 1, 2018, through the same date this year.
InterNations Ranks Nigeria As 3rd Most Dangerous Country To Live In
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InterNations Ranks Nigeria As 3rd Most Dangerous Country To Live In

1. Brazil (ranked 64th overall out of 64 countries). An expat from New Zealand thinks that there is an “underlying feeling of people always living in fear.” A German expat complains that “the high level of inequality and brutality in society is disturbing and makes me feel uncomfortable. Political chaos has caused lots of confusion and discomfort in my workplace.” 2. South Africa (63rd overall). A British expat states: “My life is easier here, but I feel as if I am living in a bubble: I miss the freedom to walk or ride anywhere at any time, and I hate having to worry about my security.” A Belgian expat complains about the “uncertain political situation, racism, corruption and high crime rate, as well as the weakness of the rand.” 3. Nigeria (62nd overall). A Hungarian expat states: “...
Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi quits Arsenal for Everton
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Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi quits Arsenal for Everton

Everton has confirmed the signing of Alex Iwobi from Arsenal on a five-year deal after the Nigeria international agreed personal terms with the club.   In a statement on their official ?website, the Merseyside club confirmed: "Alex Iwobi has signed for Everton from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee after agreeing a five-year deal until the end of June 2024."   Everton boss Marco Silva also added: “Alex was one of our main targets for this window and I believe he is a fantastic signing for Everton. He is a direct and skilful winger and attacking midfielder who always works very hard for his team.   “He is still young but already with a lot of top-level experience – 100 Premier League matches, more in Europe and many international games. “It was important for...
Tottenham freed by Levy to splash the cash amid links to Juventus star Dybala
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Tottenham freed by Levy to splash the cash amid links to Juventus star Dybala

The Spurs chairman admits that focus in north London is switching back to matters on the field after the completion of a stadium rebuild Tottenham have been freed to spend big by club chairman Daniel Levy, with focus in north London shifting back to matters on the field. Spurs made no additions to their ranks in the summer of 2018, or in the most recent winter transfer window. Mauricio Pochettino saw his hands tied as funds were pumped into the construction of a £1 billion ($1.2bn) stadium.
‘I’d love to see Coutinho back’ – Carragher urges Liverpool to re-sign Barcelona flop
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‘I’d love to see Coutinho back’ – Carragher urges Liverpool to re-sign Barcelona flop

The former Reds centre-back feels the Brazil international would offer the Reds something different as they look to overhaul Manchester City Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has revealed he would love to see Philippe Coutinho rejoin the ranks at Anfield. The Brazil international midfielder left the Reds for Barcelona in January 2018 for £142 million ($201m) but he has failed to settle at Camp Nou and is rumoured to be on the market this summer as Barca potentially try to fund a move for Neymar. Carragher, who now works as a pundit, said Coutinho would offer the Reds a different option as a creative midfielder.
Dembele could edge Firmino out at Liverpool’ – Murphy favours Barcelona winger over Coutinho
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Dembele could edge Firmino out at Liverpool’ – Murphy favours Barcelona winger over Coutinho

The former Reds midfielder believes that any raid on Camp Nou this summer should be bringing in a French forward, not a familiar Brazilian playmaker Ousmane Dembele would be a “fantastic signing for Liverpool”, says Danny Murphy, with the Barcelona winger considered to be a better option for the Reds than Philippe Coutinho. A raid on the ranks at Camp Nou continues to be mooted for those at Anfield. Some 18 months on from agreeing to part with Brazil international Coutinho, it has been suggested that the 27-year-old could be brought back to Merseyside.
IMF Ranks Nigeria Second Worst In The World In Use Of Sovereign Wealth Fund
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IMF Ranks Nigeria Second Worst In The World In Use Of Sovereign Wealth Fund

The International Monetary Fund has ranked Nigeria as the second worst country in the world in the use of sovereign wealth funds. According to the Fiscal Monitor report released on Wednesday, Qatar was the only country worse than Nigeria on the index. The Bretton Wood institution said the index was compiled using the corporate governance and transparency scores of the sovereign wealth funds and the size of assets as a percentage of 2016 GDP of the countries considered.
Nigeria Ranks 85 Out Of 156 Countries In 2019 Global Happiness Report
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Nigeria Ranks 85 Out Of 156 Countries In 2019 Global Happiness Report

Nigeria is ranked 85 out of 156 countries and second in sub-Saharan Africa in 2019. According to the World Happiness Report a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. This year’s World Happiness Report focuses on happiness and the community: how happiness has evolved over the past dozen years, with a focus on the technologies, social norms, conflicts and government policies that have driven those changes. We gathered that this year against 2018 report where Nigeria placed 91th. Nigerians have moved high implying Nigerians are happier this year than they were last year.
Times Ranks Covenant University As Nigeria’s Top Engineering Study Destination
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Times Ranks Covenant University As Nigeria’s Top Engineering Study Destination

The British, Times higher education ranking Organization which accesses Universities on 13 carefully selected and calibrated indicators under 5 pillars; Teaching(30%), Research(30%), Citation(30%), Industry Income(2.5%), Internationalisation(7.5%) has today ranked Covenant university as the first Nigerian university to ever feature in the top 1000 engineering and technology ranking. No Nigerian University in Computer science ranking: it is worthy of note that none of Nigeria's three universities which qualify for assessment and data collection(CU, UI, UNN) under Times could make it to the top 800 rankings for Computer science. Times Higher Education is the leading consultant to MIT, Stanford and other World Class Institutions.
Nigerian Soldiers Found Guilty of Abduction, Jailed
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Nigerian Soldiers Found Guilty of Abduction, Jailed

Two Nigerian soldiers identified as Sgt. Aliyu Hassan and Cpl. Bello Nasiru, who were found guilty of abduction by a Nigerian Army General Court Martial sitting in Maiduguri , have been jailed. In the statement released by Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations, on Friday in Maiduguri, it was gathered that handed a 5-year jail sentence were jailed after they were found guilty of the three-count of civil offences bordering on attempt to commit abduction and extortion. The two Nigerian soldiers who were sentenced to five-year imprisonment on the first and third count charge which were to run concurrently, were also demoted the convicts to the ranks of Corporal and Private, respectively by the court which sat at Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri. Three officers ...
Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World
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Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World

Nigeria has the highest maternal mortality in the world. It’s the country with highest number of extremely poor people in the world and now, it has the highest burden of fatalities from air pollution in Africa and 4th globally.  According to the just released annual State of the Global Air Report published by the Health Effects Institute (HEI), air quality in Nigeria and at least 10 other countries is among the deadliest anywhere on earth with higher than ambient air pollution death rates as a result of the environmental hazards combined with extreme pollution sources like generator fumes, vehicle emissions and crop burning among others. The HEI chart notes that there were 150 deaths per age-standardized deaths per 100,000 people attributable to air pollution in Nigeria in 20...
Mega Millions Jackpot Surges to $493 Million
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Mega Millions Jackpot Surges to $493 Million

NATIONWIDE -- The Mega Millions jackpot continues to climb. Mega Millions jackpot surges to $493 million Cash option worth $296 million Next drawing set for Tuesday night No one matched all six numbers in Friday night's drawing, causing the jackpot to surge to $493 million. The winning numbers were 1, 14, 30, 44, 62 with a Mega Ball of 1. The next drawing is set for Tuesday night. If there is a winner, they have a cash option worth $296 million. Tuesday's jackpot ranks as the fifth-largest in Mega Millions history. The jackpot has rolled over 22 times since someone won Mega Millions on May 4.
Death Sentences: Nigeria Ranks 2nd In The World After China – Amnesty Int
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Death Sentences: Nigeria Ranks 2nd In The World After China – Amnesty Int

Nigeria has been ranked second in the world after China in recorded death sentences in 2016. Africa’s most populous nation handed down a total of 527 death sentences in 2016, three times more than the previous year. This was disclosed by Amnesty International, a human rights group, in its annual global report on the death penalty released on Tuesday. “Information provided by the Nigerian Prisons Service to Amnesty International showed that 527 people were sentenced to death in 2016,” the report stated. “The Nigerian Prisons Service also reported that 33 were granted pardon, 32 death row prisoners were exonerated and 1,979 people were on death row, including five foreign nationals. During the year, a total of 105 death sentences were commuted.” AI’s report revealed that three p...
Nigeria Ranks 4th In Soft Drinks Consumption Globally
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Nigeria Ranks 4th In Soft Drinks Consumption Globally

German Engineering Federation has today ranked Nigeria as the fourth country with the most sales of soft drinks globally. The fact was revealed by Mrs Martina Claus, Head of Market Development, while speaking at the ongoing Third International Trade Exhibition on Agrofood, Plastics, Printing and Packaging in Lagos, reports NAN. She said that the statistics on soft drinks sales were sourced from the Euromonitor International, a global market intelligence publisher. The market developer said the statistics showed that 38.68 million litres of soft drinks were sold in Nigeria in 2016. “This puts Nigeria behind only the United States (114.75), China (88.18) and Mexico (45.30) in the top markets ranking. “Also, 1.98 million litres of alcohol was sold in Nigeria in 2016, ...