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Grant Being Considered For Return By Roman Abramovich
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Grant Being Considered For Return By Roman Abramovich

Chelsea's owner believes Grant could provide valuable assistance to Frank Lampard. The Blues' 3-1 defeat to Man City was their latest during a downturn in performances in the Premier League, Lampard and Grant reached the Champions League final together in 2008, The Russian billionaire believes Grant's experience could provide invaluable support to manager Lampard and his staff. Chelsea have won only one of their last six Premier League matches and have dropped to ninth in the table. Grant believes his strengths lie as a team manager rather than behind the scenes, so potentially the 65-year-old's return to Stamford Bridge could be on a short-term basis. "About the current situation, I can say only this. You need to be strong when things are not going well, when things are...
Ahmed Musa Confirms He’ll Return to Europe
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Ahmed Musa Confirms He’ll Return to Europe

  Ahmed Musa says he will reveal his next destination to the media in the coming days. Musa, who is currently without a team after departing Saudi Premier League side Al Nassr last month, could be returning to Europe. The pacy winger has now been linked with a move back to Russia, where he made his name with CSKA Moscow, and also Turkish Super Lig side Galatasaray. Musa said he will end the speculations about his future and reveal his next club to public very soon. “I will soon reveal my new club as soon as all the necessary details are completed. I hope to return to Europe as soon as possible.” Since moving to Europe from NPFL side Kano Pillars FC, the 27-year-old has featured for VVV Venlo, CSKA Moscow and Leicester City.
Police Service Commission Warns Policemen To Return To Duty Posts Or Face Dismissal
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Police Service Commission Warns Policemen To Return To Duty Posts Or Face Dismissal

The Police Service Commission has frowned on the refusal of some policemen to return to their duty posts following the killing of about 22 cops during the violence that broke out in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests across the country. The PSC said Public Service Rules, which also applies to members of the Nigeria Police Force, prescribes dismissal for any officer that deserted his job, while admonishing them to put the killing of their colleagues behind them. The PSC stressed that policemen did not deserve to be killed and should in fact be protected as fellow human beings, but it however noted that the attack on them by hoodlums should not be an excuse for them to stay away from work. PSC spokesperson, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, said the attacks on the police were not good for t...
Abuja Road Users Lament Gridlock, Beg Traffic Officers To Return
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Abuja Road Users Lament Gridlock, Beg Traffic Officers To Return

Some road users in the Federal Capital Territory FCT have appealed to traffic management personnel in the territory to return to their beats, following the growing traffic gridlock in the city due to their absence on the roads. President, Road Users Development Network of Nigeria, Dr. John John Uket made the appeal during a one-day national dialogue on traffic management in Abuja. Many operatives had abandoned their beats in consideration of their personal safety after hoodlums hijacked an otherwise peaceful #EndSARS protest. Dr. Uket observed that the renewed severe traffic situation in Abuja and Lagos was “as a result of the absence of road traffic personnel from agencies such as the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigeria Police Force, Department of Road Traffic Services ...
Victor Font Wants Pep Guardiola To Return As Head Coach
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Victor Font Wants Pep Guardiola To Return As Head Coach

Victor Font wants Pep Guardiola to return as head coach in Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font wants to bring Pep Guardiola back to the Nou Camp. Textual style accepts the most ideal approach to keep Lionel Messi at Barcelona will be to lure previous manager Guardiola back to the club from Manchester City. Josep Maria Bartomeu surrendered his administration not long ago, following quite a while of analysis on Barcelona’s debilitated funds and battles on the pitch. Bartomeu never recouped from Barcelona’s 8-2 Champions League quarter-last lowering because of possible competition victors Bayern Munich. Yet, presently Font has asserted he realizes how to reestablish the magnificence days at the Catalan goliaths – beginning with a transition to bait old supervisor Guardiol...
Lagosians Ask Police To Return To Work
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Lagosians Ask Police To Return To Work

Lagos residents have appealed to the police to return to their duty posts and ensure the safety of lives and property. The appeal was made on Tuesday on social media platforms following the continued absence of the police on Lagos roads. Lagosians reminded the police that it was their job to protect lives and property, urging them to forget the ugly incidents of last week. Some of the residents decried the activities of armed hoodlums, who have taken over major roads and streets since the police retreated, while others lamented the lawlessness of motorists, especially commercial drivers, who park indiscriminately or drive against traffic. Sulaimon Alamutu said PWD, a bus stop along the Agege Motor Road, was a complete mess following the absence of law enforcement officers. ...
25 Escaped Inmates Return To Correctional Centre In Edo
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25 Escaped Inmates Return To Correctional Centre In Edo

A total of 25 inmates, out of the 1,900 inmates, who escaped from Oko and Sapele Road Correctional Centre popularly called White House, Benin last Monday when hoodlums masquerading as #EndSARS protesters stormed the two prisons, have voluntarily surrendered themselves to the authorities. One of the inmates, who gave his name as Alex Ose, 40, a taxi driver, said that he has been awaiting trial since 2014 when he was arrested for armed robbery in the Edo State capital of Benin. Ose, from Esan, Edo State and a father of four said that he decided to heed the call of Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and surrender himself because he is innocent of the charges against him and was supremely sure that he will be vindicated by the court. The awaiting trial inmate, one of the 1,900 escape...
Governor Obaseki gives escaped Benin prison inmates 3 days ultimatum to return
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Governor Obaseki gives escaped Benin prison inmates 3 days ultimatum to return

Inmates of Benin Medium Security Correctional Centre and Oko Medium Security Correctional Centre who escaped from the facilities on Monday October 19, have been given till Friday October 23 to return voluntarily or face the wrath of the law.   Governor Godwin Obaseki gave the ultimatum while on an assessment tour of the affected NCoS centres and the police stations that were burnt in Benin City by the hoodlums. He was accompanied by his deputy, Philip Shaibu; a deputy inspector-general of police, Celestine Okoye; the state commissioner of police, Johnson Kokumo; representatives of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Federal Road Safety Corps, among others.   Obaseki who stated that his government would not sit do...
‘I’m Going To Return Stonger’ – Van Dijk Vows To Bounce Back
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‘I’m Going To Return Stonger’ – Van Dijk Vows To Bounce Back

The defender has taken to social media to thank supporters and revealed that he has already begun his rehabilitation process with a specialist. Virgil van Dijk has spoken out for the first time since he sustained a potential season-ending injury in Saturday's Merseyside derby, with the Liverpool centre-back vowing to bounce back "better, fitter and stronger than ever before". The defender had to be helped from the field inside the opening quarter-hour of his side's 2-2 draw with Everton following a challenge from Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Subsequent scans have confirmed that the Netherlands skipper has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, leaving him facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines. *Van Dijk's injury has handed a major blow to Liverpool's aspiration...
Donald Trump Struggles To Breathe Upon White House Return (video)
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Donald Trump Struggles To Breathe Upon White House Return (video)

President Trump is having trouble breathing and he's trying like hell not to show it. Check out this video of Trump climbing a set of stairs at the White House after being discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center. Look closely -- Trump appears to be gasping for air after reaching the top and shedding his face mask. While Trump says he's feeling better than he has in 20 years after getting pumped full of drugs at Walter Reed to combat COVID-19, the video tells an entirely different story. Remember ... we now know Trump received supplemental oxygen at least twice over the past 3 days, and Dr. Sean Conley refused to answer questions about lung damage and other potential complications, strangely invoking HIPAA. Trump's wondering if he's already immune from the virus too ... b...
I Will Return To Arsenal One Day – Arsene Wenger
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I Will Return To Arsenal One Day – Arsene Wenger

Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he is ready to return to the club “one day”, having not set foot in Emirates Stadium since leaving two years ago. Wenger, 70, stepped down in May 2018 after helping the Gunners win three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during his 22 years in charge. He has been invited back since, but says it was best to “cut completely” from the club after his departure. “I thought it’s better to follow from a distance,” he told The Times. Wenger says his exit from Arsenal was a “very lonely, very painful” separation and he currently has “no connection at all with the club”. That is in contrast to another of the Premier League’s long-serving managers, Sir Alex Ferguson, who was offered a seat on the Manchester United board when he retired from ma...
Fans To Return As UEFA Issues New Rules
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Fans To Return As UEFA Issues New Rules

Stadiums will be permitted to reopen where local laws permit, though away fans are still not yet able to return Fans will be able to return to UEFA club and international matches starting at next week’s international break, UEFA has announced. Stadiums will be allowed to be filled to a maximum of 30 per cent capacity, and will only reopen where local laws permit. No away fans will be allowed at this stage due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The decision has been made after the trial which saw around 15,000 fans in the stadium for Bayern Munich’s UEFA Super Cup win over Sevilla. The pilot match was deemed a success despite host city Budapest recording a rise in infection numbers ahead of the event. A UEFA statement further clarified: "Both the admission of fans and the capaci...
DFB Pokal: Fans Will Return To Stadium In Mid-september During German Cup
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DFB Pokal: Fans Will Return To Stadium In Mid-september During German Cup

German football federation (DFB), has announced that fans will be able to return to see matches at Stadium in Germany starting in Mid-September during the German Cup first-round match. Matches in Germany have been played behind closed doors since the professional game restarted in May following the coronavirus lockdown. AllNews reports that Germany was the first top 5 league to resume the football after the coronavirus break and they are also at the forefront with fans back at Stadium, if it is successful like with the leagues, others might be inclined to follow suit. "In the third division, the German Cup and women's matches, the number of spectators... must be decided by each club in agreement with local health authorities," the DFB said in a statement. "This means that i...
David Silva Crashes Sociedad Website As Shock Spain Return Confirmed
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David Silva Crashes Sociedad Website As Shock Spain Return Confirmed

The 34-year-old returns to La Liga after a decade in the Premier League, having originally been tipped to join LazioReal Sociedad have confirmed the shock signing of former Manchester City midfielder David Silva on a free transfer. The 34-year-old has signed a two-year deal through to the summer of 2022. Such was the surprise at the move, Real Sociedad’s website crashed shortly after the transfer was confirmed as fans scrambled to find out details of the deal. Serie A side Lazio were believed to be frontrunners for his signature, but the former Spain international has instead decided to return to La Liga a decade after he left Valencia for Manchester City. “Real Sociedad has reached an agreement with David Silva for the Canarian footballer to play for the Txuri Urdin team ...
325 Nigerians Return From US, Total Now 1,739
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325 Nigerians Return From US, Total Now 1,739

The sixth evacuation flight from the US has departed for Abuja and Lagos with 325 passengers on board.In the manifest are 128 males, 174 females, and 23 infants, according to the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr. Benaoyagha Okoyen. This brings to 1,739 the total number of stranded Nigerians evacuated from the US by the Federal Government so far. According to the flight schedule, the Ethiopian Airlines plane will fly directly to Abuja, and then proceed to Lagos. Okoyen told the News Agency of Nigeria that 101 of the passengers were Abuja-bound, while the rest are heading to Lagos. As with the previous flights, all the evacuates were subjected to the Federal Government’s COVID-19 safety requirements before boarding. These include temperature checks and presentati...
Ize-Iyamu Asks Obaseki To Return To APC
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Ize-Iyamu Asks Obaseki To Return To APC

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, has asked Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state, to return to the APC. Obaseki had defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he was disqualified from seeking the APC ticket for the September election. Ize-Iyamu, who was candidate of the PDP in the 2016 governorship election, crossed over to the APC in the heat of the misunderstanding between Obaseki and Adams Oshiomhole, suspended national chairman of the APC. Oshiomhole is believed to be backing Ize-Iyamu. After being declared winner of the APC governorship primary on Monday, Ize-Iyamu said he is willing to work with Obaseki if he would return to the party he “originally belong” to. “By this process we just competed, the p...
Pogba Set To Be Benched For Man Utd’s Premier League Return Against Tottenham
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Pogba Set To Be Benched For Man Utd’s Premier League Return Against Tottenham

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly set to start Paul Pogba on the substitutes bench against Tottenham on Friday - meaning his potential partnership with Bruno Fernandes in midfield will have to wait Pogba has not played Boxing Day and has featured just twice since September due to a number of ankle issues, but the French World Cup winner is now fully fit after the three-month break of football due to the coronavirus crisis. And after Bruno hit the ground running following his £68m move from Sporting Lisbon in January, many United fans are excited to see their two star midfielders pair up - but that won't be the partnership from the beginning on Friday, according to The Athletic. Pogba is understood to have 'trained well since lockdown began' but nonetheless,...
“Democracy Will Return To Nigeria When Buhari Leaves Office”- Fayose
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“Democracy Will Return To Nigeria When Buhari Leaves Office”- Fayose

Immediate past Governor of Ekiti state, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that democracy isn’t worth celebrating under Buhari’s administration declaring democracy would only return when he leaves office. Fayose in a statement issued by his media aide, Lere Olayinka stated that the citizens should have known why democracy hasn’t been restored in the country under the Buhari-led government, saying it was painful that the “legacy of free, fair and transparent elections bequeathed to Nigeria by the PDP government has been destroyed, with elections in the country now being held at gun point.” Fayose said peace and prosperity can only be achieved, when leaders earn legitimacy through the ballot, decrying the open display of contempt for free, fair and transparent election by the All Progressives Cong...
Grujic set for Liverpool return after shining on loan in the Bundesliga
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Grujic set for Liverpool return after shining on loan in the Bundesliga

The Serbian midfielder has made the most of his time in Germany and will come back to Anfield later this month Liverpool have been assured Marko Grujic will return to Anfield as a more complete player following two years on loan at Hertha Berlin. Serbia international Grujic is coming to the end of his stay at Hertha, who have confirmed he will head back to his parent club at the end of the month. The 24-year-old former Red Star Belgrade midfielder may find there is a role for him in Jurgen Klopp's plans for next season. Hertha sporting director Michael Preetz said: "It is 100 per cent certain that the loan agreement between us and Liverpool and the contract with Marko Grujic will end on June 30. "It has been agreed by both clubs that he will return to Liverpool. ...
Super Eagles and Granada midfielder Ramon Azeez delighted with La Liga return
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Super Eagles and Granada midfielder Ramon Azeez delighted with La Liga return

The Nigeria international has spoken of his eagerness to return to action with the Nuevo Los Carmenes outfit Granada defensive midfielder Ramon Azeez has expressed his delight with the restart of La Liga and is keen to play again. The Spanish top-flight has been put on hold since mid-March owing to the coronavirus outbreak which is still wreaking havoc around the world. The league will, however, resume on June 11 as safety measures have been put in place with games set to be played behind closed doors, thus, becoming the second European top-flight to resume after the Bundesliga. Granada are ninth on the league table with 38 points from 27 games and will take on fifth-placed Getafe, who will be expected to parade Nigeria’s Oghenekaro Etebo on Friday. Azeez has bee...
Ighalo Set To Return To Super Eagles
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Ighalo Set To Return To Super Eagles

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has revealed he is ‘thinking’ about returning to the Nigeria national team. The forward played a key role as the West Africans qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after missing the previous two editions in 2015 and 2017. The former Watford striker emerged as the highest goalscorer in the qualifiers before firing the Super Eagles to a third-place finish in the tournament in Egypt, scooping the top scorer award in the process. Ighalo, however, announced his retirement from international duty after his five-star performance in the competition, along with the team captain and former Chelsea star John Obi Mikel. In doing so, the forward cited the difficulty of having to travel the distance between China to Nigeria for national du...
“Wetin You Buy Come” – Zlatan, Others React As Kizz Daniel Return Back To Instagram After 11 Weeks
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“Wetin You Buy Come” – Zlatan, Others React As Kizz Daniel Return Back To Instagram After 11 Weeks

The last time Kizz Daniel shared a post on his social media page was on the 8th of March, 2020 and after 3 months he decided to make another post that got Nigerians talking about how they missed him. A lot of Nigerian celebrities including Zlatan claimed to have missed Kizz Daniel while Kizz Daniel’s fans question him about his whereabouts and why he didn’t post since a very long time. Zlatan has react to the post of his colleague in the music Industry Kizz Daniel after he return back to Instagram since March. Taking to his Instagram handle, Kizz shares a new photo on his page with a clue about his forthcoming studio album (King Of Love). Meanwhile Zlatan reacts saying they miss him and what he back. Many other reactions from his fans and followers as they all welcome him...
Anthony Joshua Reacts To Mike Tyson’s Expected Return To Heavyweight Boxing Says ‘‘He Holds A Special Place In My Heart”
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Anthony Joshua Reacts To Mike Tyson’s Expected Return To Heavyweight Boxing Says ‘‘He Holds A Special Place In My Heart”

Current IBF, IBO and WBO boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, has voiced his support for the return of boxing legend Mike Tyson aka ‘Iron Mike’ to the boxing ring at the age of 53. Tyson revealed early this month that he will be making a return to the ring to raise money for charity and has been uploading footage of his training routine. This week he also uploaded a video on Chinese social media app Weibo showing his punching speed, chiseled abs and well toned body. The 53-year-old, looking the fittest he has in years, showed that he still possesses much of the speed and explosive power that made him the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history. Anthony Joshua, who currently holds the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles, says ‘Iron Mike’ was his idol growing up and...
Senegalese Return To Mosques After Restrictions Eased
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Senegalese Return To Mosques After Restrictions Eased

Some Senegalese mosques opened their doors on Friday after the government eased coronavirus restrictions, but others judged the rate of infection too high and stayed shut. Senegalese President Macky Sall said this week that public prayers could resume in the West African country, provided that mosques obey social-distancing rules. More than 90 percent of Senegal is Muslim and most of the faithful follow Sufi brotherhoods, which retain considerable influence in the nation of 16 million people. In the seaside capital Dakar on Friday, according to AFP journalists, thousands of worshippers flocked to Massalikul Jinaan mosque — which is one of West Africa’s largest and belongs to the powerful Mouride brotherhood. Mosque spokesman Mor Daga Sylla told AFP that religious authoritie...
Apple Set To Return Workforce To The Office By Summer
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Apple Set To Return Workforce To The Office By Summer

The tech giant was one of the first to sound the alarm about the coronavirus. Now it’s becoming one of the first to return to its offices. Companies around Silicon Valley are reconsidering their work-from-home strategies amid the coronavirus pandemic, telling employees they can work remotely after the crisis subsides. Apple is reportedly taking a different tack, sharing plans to potentially bring employees back to its offices by the summer. The iPhone maker is planning to open its offices in phases, according to a report in Bloomberg, which cited people familiar with the plan. The phase, which “has already begun in some regions globally,” focuses on staff who can’t work remotely or have faced challenges working away from the office. In July, the company plans to open offices more...
Presidency Releases Statement On The Return Of The Abacha Stolen Millions From US
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Presidency Releases Statement On The Return Of The Abacha Stolen Millions From US

STATEMENT ON THE RETURN OF THE ABACHA STOLEN MILLIONS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND JERSEY On Monday, May 4, 2020, some $311 million US Dollars - stolen from the citizens of Nigeria during the Abacha regime - were safely returned to our country from the United States. These funds have already been allocated, and will be used in full, for vital and decades-overdue infrastructure development: The second Niger Bridge, the Lagos-Ibadan and Abuja-Kaduna-Kano expressways - creating tens of thousands of Nigerian construction jobs and local skills, which can then be useful in future projects. Part of the funds will also be invested in the Mambilla Power Project which, when completed, will provide electricity to some three million homes - over ten million citizens - in our country. The...
US House Of Reps Members Oppose Plan To Return Abacha Loot
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US House Of Reps Members Oppose Plan To Return Abacha Loot

Two members of the United States House of Representatives, Steve Chabot and Chris Smith, have expressed concern over alleged human rights violations under the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in light of plans to return $320m stolen by the late military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha. A United States-based political organisation, American Principles Project, in a letter to the US Attorney General, William Barr, dated April 22, 2020, stated that the congressmen had relayed their fears to Barr. The letter, signed by APP Executive Director, Terry Schilling, said, “Concern with Nigeria’s behaviour under the Buhari Administration is growing. “Recently, US Senator (Chuck) Grassley has written to the DOJ noting that, under President Muhammadu Buhari’s governme...
Fuel Subsidy Will Not Return, FG Assures IMF
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Fuel Subsidy Will Not Return, FG Assures IMF

The Federal Government has pledged that it will ensure that fuel subsidy, which was recently removed, does not re-emerge. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, and the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, made the pledge in a letter to the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Mrs Kristalina Georgieva. The sharp drop in crude oil prices on the back of the spread of coronavirus saw the landing cost of petrol hitting a record low, wiping off subsidy on the product. The pump price of petrol, which is still being regulated by the government, was reduced to N125 per litre from N145 per litre on March 18, 2020. The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency further announced on March 31 a price band of N123.50-...
Life Will Not Return To Normal Soon – President Macron
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Life Will Not Return To Normal Soon – President Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Friday that the end of the national lockdown on May 11 would only be a first step as France looks to pull out of the crisis created by the outbreak of the coronavirus. Traditional Labour Day protests that usually see thousands of demonstrators on streets were cancelled this year due to the virus outbreak that has killed 24,000 people across France. “May 11 will not be the passage to normal life. There will be a recovery that will need to be reorganised,” Macron said in a speech at the presidential palace after a meeting with horticulturists. “There will be several phases and May 11 will be one of them.” Unions organised online activities for labour day, asked people to bang pans and put out banners on their balconies to mark the da...
English Premier League To Return Soon, Says UK Govt
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English Premier League To Return Soon, Says UK Govt

UK government’s cabinet minister responsible for sports on Monday said he had been in talks with the English Premier League to ensure the game return soon. Speaking at a parliamentary questions session, Oliver Dowden, Culture, Media and Sports Secretary, said this was with the aim of getting football back on the field as quickly as possible. “I personally have been in talks with the Premier League with a view to getting football up and running as soon as possible in order to support the whole football community. “But of course, any such moves would have to be consistent with public health guidance,” he said. The Premier League, which has been on hold since March 13, remains suspended until at least April 30. The suspension will be as the lockdown measures are in place in...
Oyo To Ensure Safe Return Of Nigerian Lady Put Up For Sale In Lebanon
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Oyo To Ensure Safe Return Of Nigerian Lady Put Up For Sale In Lebanon

The Oyo State Government has pledged to ensure the safe return of an indigene of the state identified as Peace Ufuoma Busari who was recently put up for sale on the internet in Lebanon for $1000. The government’s pledge was contained in a statement issued in Ibadan by Mrs Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Diaspora to Gov. Seyi Makinde. Sarumi-Aliyu said the state was liaising with the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) to facilitate the lady’s safe return home. The governor’s aide, who said that the victim was yet to be located, called on citizens of Oyo State who might know her, especially her family members, to call cell phone number 07025512891. Sarumi-Aliyu commended NIDCOM for the role it had been playing in the matter. “We will contin...
Floyd Mayweather Might Return To The Ring After The Coronavirus Pandemic
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Floyd Mayweather Might Return To The Ring After The Coronavirus Pandemic

Floyd Maywether fueled speculation that he will return to the ring as he hit the gym for a sparring session this weekend despite the Coronavirus pandemic. But fans slated the 43 year old for ignoring lockdown out in Las Vegas with several of his members of his team . Former British super lightweight champion Ashley Theopane shared a clip of Mayweather at the gym on his twitter page . The footage shows a man , who is wearing a mask but no gloves , applying Vasline Americans face before the session . In response to the video , one of the fan said : “ So everyone got to stay at home and away from essential work except Mayweather?
Oyo State Government To Return 1,800 Bags Of Rice Donated By FG
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Oyo State Government To Return 1,800 Bags Of Rice Donated By FG

The Oyo State Government on Friday indicated that it might return the 1,800 bags of rice donated to the state by the Federal Government as COVID-19 palliative on the grounds that the rice had been infested with weevils. The state government took delivery of the three trailer loads of rice through the Nigeria Customs Service on Monday. The Executive Assistant to Governor Seyi Makinde on Agribusiness, Dr Debo Akande, explained that the 1,800 bags of rice from the Federal Government had spoilt. Akande said, “We received these items from the Federal Government via the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development and we brought them to the warehouse. It was in the process of further inspection that we discovered that the rice had been infested with weevi...
Farmers Should Prepare To Return To Their Farms – PTF
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Farmers Should Prepare To Return To Their Farms – PTF

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria, Mr Boss Mustapha, has asked farmers in the country to prepare to return to their farms very soon. The PTF Chair, speaking during the daily press briefing on Friday in Abuja, stated that this became necessary to avert food crisis in the country at a time the nation was battling with health and economic crisis. According to him, the federal government, through the ministry of Agriculture, will make adequate arrangements to make things go smoothly for farmer. He said Nigeria must take full advantage of the forthcoming planting season to increase the food bank of the nation. “​I also wish to use this opportunity to restate that food security and self-sufficiency remain important to our ...
We Don’t Have Resources To Bring Back All Nigerians Seeking To Return – Onyeama
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We Don’t Have Resources To Bring Back All Nigerians Seeking To Return – Onyeama

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says it is regretful that the federal government cannot bring back all the Nigerians willing to come back to the country over coronavirus. Speaking at the daily briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Wednesday, Onyeama said the priority of the government now is to bring back some students stuck in Khartoum, Sudan. The minister said the government had to “bend over backwards” to put in place a plan to get them out of the country. “The financial aspect of this is one that we are very mindful of. We have some students who are stuck in Khartoum in Sudan, we have to bend over backwards because they are our young children to find the resources to pay for their return and also pay for their two-week isolation but unf...
Manchester United’s Odion Ighalo Explains Why He Won’t Return To Super Eagles
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Manchester United’s Odion Ighalo Explains Why He Won’t Return To Super Eagles

Odion Ighalo has ruled out the possibility of reversing his 2019 decision to retire from the Super Eagles after he helped the Nigerian national team clinch Bronze at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament. According to Ighalo, who now plays for Manchester United, the presence of Lille’s Victor Osimhen, who inherited his number nine jersey, and Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze are very good examples of why he is not needed in the team and might find it hard rescinding his retirement decision. “For now I am done with the Super Eagles but in life you can never say never. I am in contact with the coach constantly, four days ago he sent me a message,” Ighalo said to Juliet Bawuah in a Twitter conversation. “I still message him to wish the team good luck before they play a ...
I Won’t Return To Abuja Until Boko Haram Is Defeated –  Buratai
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I Won’t Return To Abuja Until Boko Haram Is Defeated – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Yusuf Tukur Buratai has vowed that he will not leave the theatre of Operation Lafiya Dole until he gave a final blow on the Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast. The Nation reports that General Buratai had earlier announced his relocation to the northeast following the pounding of the insurgents by the Chadian Army from the Lake Chad axis where the President Idris Deby is claiming to have held a section of Nigeria waiting to handover to Nigerian troops. The Chief of Army Staff who had a special Easter celebration with the troops on Monday at Ngamdu Special Super Camp regretted that the insurgency has lasted for too long but gave assurances that in no time the Boko Haram elements will be defeated. “We will not leave this insurgency to last lik...
Nigerians Beg Cynthia Morgan To Return To Music
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Nigerians Beg Cynthia Morgan To Return To Music

Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer, Cynthia Ikponmwenosa Morgan, popularly known by her previous stage name Cynthia Morgan, now Madrina has disclosed the reason she went off the radar and stay away from industry for a while is because she is battling terrible illness and some family issues. The “German Juice” songstress who crossed over from pop thrilled with a number of hit songs for over three years that she was crowned the queen of reggae dancehall music. She was signed to Jude Okoye led North Side INC The energetic singer’s career appeared to begin to take a nosedive in 2015 following the release of her single, “Simatiniya.” The singer during a chat with Sydney Shocker on ‘LunchTime Friday’ back March 2020, revealed that she was ill for a very long time. She explained t...
2023 Presidency: Buhari Has Agreed Power Should Return To South – Sagay
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2023 Presidency: Buhari Has Agreed Power Should Return To South – Sagay

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly agreed that power should return to the Southern protectorate at the completion of his second term in 2023. The chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Professor Itse Sagay, made this known in an interview with Sun Newspapers. Mr Sagay stated this while reacting to the resolution of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) led by Professor Ango Abdullahi, that the Northern protectorate will retain power at the expiration of the president’s tenure. The NEF is not the only group clamouring for power to remain in the North, Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) has advised political parties to ensure they field candidates of Northern extraction in the next presidential election or regret not doing so after the 20...
Discos: We’ve Offered To Return Our Licences Twice But FG Refused
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Discos: We’ve Offered To Return Our Licences Twice But FG Refused

Electricity distribution companies in the country say they have offered to return their licences to the federal government on two different occasions. Sunday Oduntan, executive director of research and advocacy of the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), was reacting to a statement credited to Saleh Mamman, minister of power, that DisCos should either show they have enough capacity to distribute electricity or step aside for other investors. Oduntan told ARISE TV in an interview on Monday that the federal government refused the offer on both occasions. ANED is the umbrella body of the DisCos. “We believe that as long as the government or regulator do the right thing that is consistent with the wordings and tenets of the agreement signed with the private ...
Why Presidency Should Return To South In 2023 – El-Rufai
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Why Presidency Should Return To South In 2023 – El-Rufai

As the permutations for the 2023 Presidency begin to dominate political discourse nationwide, Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has said the Presidency should rightly return to the Southern part of the country. Although the governor, acclaimed to be a major strategist of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, did not specify which of the southern geopolitical zones should take the Presidency in 2023, he argued that it would be unjustified for the North to seek to retain the Presidency after President Muhammadu Buhari might have completed his eight years. El-Rufai, who headed the APC’s Restructuring Committee, pointed out that although the party’s constitution does not make provision for rotational presidency, like the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, it was a genera...
Austin Ejide Targets Super Eagles Return After Six Years
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Austin Ejide Targets Super Eagles Return After Six Years

Nigerian goalkeeper Austin Ejide said he is in the best form of his career and his not ruling out a return to the Super Eagles six years after his last appearance. Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has not had it rosy in the goalkeeping department as he continues to chop and change in a bid to find the best pair of hands for the Eagles.ch First-choice Francis Uzoho is out of action for a lengthy period with a knee injury, while Kaiser Chiefs Daniel Akpeyi has struggled to impress despite being the most experienced among the present crop. Others include Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who many feel lacks composure at the highest level, while youngster Maduka Okoye is relatively inexperienced. Rohr has always maintained that the door remains open to any Nigerian playing regularly in a top fli...
US, Nigeria Sign Agreement On Abacha Loot Return
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US, Nigeria Sign Agreement On Abacha Loot Return

The Government of Jersey, the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Government of the United States of America have entered into an Asset Recovery Agreement to repatriate over US$308 million of forfeited assets to Nigeria. This was contained in a press statement published on the website of US Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria on Tuesday. The funds were laundered through the US banking system and then held in bank accounts in Jersey in the name of Doraville Properties Corporation, a BVI company, and in the name of the son of the former Head of State of Nigeria, General Sani Abacha. In 2014 a U.S. Federal Court in Washington DC forfeited the money as property involved in the illicit laundering of the proceeds of corruption arising in Nigeria during the period from 1993 to 1998 when...
Barcelona Insist “No Coutinho Return”
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Barcelona Insist “No Coutinho Return”

The Liga giants have debunked speculation suggesting that the Brazil international playmaker could be returned to Camp Nou. Barcelona have no intention of bringing Philippe Coutinho back from a loan spell at Bayern Munich, with a club spokesman branding reports to the contrary “made up”. It had been suggested that the Liga giants were preparing to cut short a season-long agreement with fellow European heavyweights. A move to Germany was sanctioned for Coutinho ahead of the 2019-20 campaign and he was allowed to head out of Camp Nou after struggling to prove his worth across 18 months in Catalunya.
Kwankwaso Wants To Return To APC – Ganduje
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Kwankwaso Wants To Return To APC – Ganduje

Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje yesterday said his predecessor, Dr Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, was planning to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest for presidency come 2023. Receiving the state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Rabi’u Sulaiman Bichi, into the APC, Ganduje said Kwankwaso’s most pressing ambition is to contest for the presidency. Ganduje, while describing Kwankwaso as a “clueless politician’’, who knew nothing in politics, said his predecessor “does not want any other person to shine”. “I know Kwankwaso more than any other person. He is a kind of person that knows everything, knows better than any other person and who is self-centred. Whatever this man asks you to do or to pursue will be for his own benefit not yours. “I k...
I’ve Been Approached To Return As Anambra Gov, — Ngige
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I’ve Been Approached To Return As Anambra Gov, — Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, tells TONY OKAFOR that the Igbo should produce the president of the country in 2023 based on principle of justice and equity. He also says he has been approached to return to the Government House in Anambra State as the governor What stage is the 2nd Niger Bridge now? Work is ongoing on the  2nd Niger Bridge. The contractor gave an undertaking to deliver the project before 2022 which is the appointed date, I believe him because they’re working day and night. Apart from the little hiccups occasioned by demands for compensation, they’re on schedule. The job is about 45 per cent complete and the fund for the construction is available. That is the good news for the people of the South-East. The cost of the bridge from the exi...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Makes New History, Scores On Milan Return
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Makes New History, Scores On Milan Return

AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Saturday made history after scoring a goal in his side’s Serie A 2-0 victory over Cagliari. Ibrahimovic, who re-joined AC Milan in this January’s transfer window a few days ago, netted the second goal of the encounter in the 64 minute after Rafael Leao had given the Italian giants the lead just after half time. According to the DailyMail, Ibrahimovic’s goal against Cagliari means the Swedish striker has now scored in four different decades after first scoring for Malmo against Vastra Frolunda back in 1999. It was also the 475th goal of his career so far. The 38-year-old has played for nine different clubs in his extraordinary career so far. He has played in Sweden, Holland, Italy, France, England and the USA. The former Manchester...
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Rap Mogul, Jay-z Marks 50th Birthday With Return To Spotify

Rap mogul Jay-Z celebrated his 50th birthday and surprised fans Wednesday by putting his catalog back on streaming giant Spotify, after a two-year hiatus. The billionaire artist, who owns rival streaming service Tidal, had pulled the majority of his discography from Spotify in 2017, months before dropping his “4:44” album exclusively on his own upstart platform. The introspective album prompted a surge of interest in the paid subscription service Tidal — which also exclusively carries his megastar wife Beyonce’s much-touted visual album “Lemonade” — briefly becoming a top downloaded app.