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Liverpool forward Diogo Jota returns to training after knee injury
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Liverpool forward Diogo Jota returns to training after knee injury

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota resumed full training on Wednesday after being out for more than two months with a knee injury, the Premier League club said. Jota scored nine goals in 17 games since arriving from Wolverhampton Wanderers in September. He sustained the injury in a Champions League match against Midtjylland on December 9. The club also said centre back Virgil van Dijk, who has been out since October following knee surgery, continued his rehabilitation with an individual outdoor session on Wednesday. Liverpool, who have dropped to sixth on the back of four straight league defeats, travel to bottom club Sheffield United on Sunday.
Uche Nwosu Returns To Supreme Court, Seeks Uzodinma’s Disqualification
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Uche Nwosu Returns To Supreme Court, Seeks Uzodinma’s Disqualification

Rochas Okorocha’s son in law, Mr. Uche Nwosu has asked the Supreme Court to declare that Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma was not the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) based on the court’s judgment that Nwosu was nominated by both the APC and the Action Alliance. Nwosu made this request in a fresh suit his counsel, Mr Philip Umeadi Jnr recently, asking the apex court to review its judgement in which he declared Uzodinma the APC candidate. He, also, asked the court for an order enforcing or otherwise directing the enforcement and or giving effect to the judgement of the court in the case delivered on December 20, 2019 wherein the court held that he was nominated by both APC and AA and consequently declared his nomination a nullity. However, the same apex...
Virgil Van Dijk Returns To Liverpool Training Centre After Months Out
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Virgil Van Dijk Returns To Liverpool Training Centre After Months Out

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has now returned to the Anfield training facility for the first time in months. Van Dijk used the facility today to continue his recovery from injury. The Netherlands defender was previously ruled out until the end of the season. He got injured after a bad tackle with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in a Merseyside Derby match earlier this season. Van Dijk is now getting back to full fitness before the end of the current 2020-21 season. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/QjBB_eyk1ek
Judge Returns Air Peace File For Re-Assignment
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Judge Returns Air Peace File For Re-Assignment

Justice Chuka Obiozor, the trial judge in the over N2bn fundamental rights suit against Air Peace and four others, has returned the case file to the administrative Chief Judge of the Federal High Court in Lagos for reassignment. A businesswoman, Nneka Ogbonna had filed the suit marked FHC/L/CS/1206/2020 against the airline and a pilot with the airline, Captain Horace Millar-Jaja, the Inspector-General of Police, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria for accusing her of being a terrorist and hijacker. Ogbonna, in the suit, sought an order of the court directing Air Peace Limited, NCCA, FAAN and Captain Millar-Jaja, to pay her the sum of N500m each, as damages for the alleged multiple infringements, violations and breaches of her fundamen...
Denrele Edun Celebrated As Regina Askia Finally Returns To Acting
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Denrele Edun Celebrated As Regina Askia Finally Returns To Acting

Former Nollywood actress and family nurse Regina Askia has giving us an hint that she might be gracing our screens soon. The 53-year-old shared a picture of herself with Ramsey Nouah, Nkechi Blessing and some other people on Instagram on Saturday. She said the picture was taken on a movie set. “Here we go again with the cameras rolling!! Set of WEB!! Stay tuned!! @ramseynouah @pizza_teesa,” she wrote. Fans of the nurse have taken to the comment section of her post to share their excitement as they await her return. Media personality Denrele Edun also celebrated her return to the screens. He said, “My Screen Heroine is back on the silver screen? HA!!!!! 2021 just started on an awesome note for me! Damn Excited about this project already! I’m ready to GRAB MY COPY NOWWWWWW.” ...
The Village Headmaster Returns After 33 Years As NTA Releases Trailer (Video)
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The Village Headmaster Returns After 33 Years As NTA Releases Trailer (Video)

Thirty-three years after it was rested, the longest ever running drama on Nigerian television The Village Headmaster is scheduled for a return in April. Starring old and new faces, the reincarnated series will air on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) network in collaboration with Wale Adenuga Productions. A trailer uploaded on YouTube shows that Dejumo Lewis returns in his role as Oloja (King) of Oja. Also returning are Ibidun Allison as Amebo, Dan Imoudu as Dagbolu, Dele Osawe as Teacher Fadele, Kate Adepegba (Folake), Lara Akinsola (Doyin) and Melville Obriango (Teacher Oghene). Igbere TV reports that Yemi Shodimu who had a cameo role as a kid actor in the old series takes on a new and bigger role as Dr Lekan. Joining the cast are Jide Kosoko as Chief Eleyinmi, a rol...
WTO Leadership Race Hits New Hurdle As Geneva Lockdown Returns
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WTO Leadership Race Hits New Hurdle As Geneva Lockdown Returns

The World Trade Organization’s effort to select a new leader next week could be delayed for at least another month because of the rapid spread of Covid-19 in Switzerland. On Sunday Geneva’s cantonal authorities announced strict new lockdown measures amid a surge in infections and hospitalizations in the Swiss city. From Nov. 2 until Nov. 29, the area will prohibit public and private events of more than five people. The development could further disrupt the WTO’s ability to confirm Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the first African and first woman to lead the organization in its 25-year history. While some in-person meetings may become virtual, senior WTO officials are discussing whether to postpone their plan to make a formal decision on Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment at a genera...
Ex-chelsea Defender, Branislav Ivanovic Returns To Premier League With West Brom
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Ex-chelsea Defender, Branislav Ivanovic Returns To Premier League With West Brom

Branislav Ivanovic has sealed a return to the Premier League after signing a one-year contract with West Brom. The 36-year-old left Chelsea in February 2017 and has spent the last three-and-a-half years in Russia with Zenit Saint Petersburg. Ivanovic becomes Slaven Bilic's sixth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Grady Diangana, Matheus Pereira, Cedric Kipre, David Button and Callum Robinson. The Serbian defender spent nine years at Chelsea between 2008-2017, winning 10 major trophies which included the 2012 Champions League. Bilic said after West Brom's opening game 3-0 defeat to Leicester that Ivanovic's signing was almost done and the club have now confirmed it. Ivanovic, who can play at right-back or centre-back, was a free agent after leaving Zenit foll...
Motorcyclist Returns Missing N700,000 To A Business Woman In Delta
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Motorcyclist Returns Missing N700,000 To A Business Woman In Delta

A mammoth crowd gathered to celebrate the great gesture of a motorcyclist after he returned a lost #700,000 to a business woman in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State. According to reports gathered, the passenger had boarded the motorcycle to Oghareki market and the money fell off while she was alighting from the bike. The motorcyclist was quick to notice that something fell from her but before he could draw her attention to it, she had walked into the market unaware that her money fell. He picked up the money and went searching only to find her weeping profusely over the missing money. Joy indescribable was the feeling of the business woman as praises were showered on him by traders when he finally handed over the money to her. “He has a heart of gold ...
New Rules For Matches, As EPL Returns
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New Rules For Matches, As EPL Returns

Players and coaching staff will not be required to wear masks at stadiums when the Premier League restarts. Players will be encouraged not to spit or clear their noses and not to break social distancing during goal celebrations. There will be no ball boys or girls - a system of sterilised replacement balls will be used. Aston Villa v Sheffield United will be the first game when the league returns on 17 June. In Germany's Bundesliga players and staff have been required to wear masks at all times, except for during play. In the Premier League they will not have to wear masks at all, even in the changing room or on the bench, although the fourth official as well as doctors and physios will have to. On Thursday the Premier League announced there will be a minute's silence to...
Spanish giants, Barcelona, Real Madrid, others in action as La Liga returns
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Spanish giants, Barcelona, Real Madrid, others in action as La Liga returns

Following three months without domestic top-flight football, La Liga returns this weekend with the division’s big three—Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid—all in action. The league leaders Barca are the first team in action, taking to the field away at Real Mallorca in Saturday’s late kick-off. With 11 games to play, the Catalan giants are two points clear at the top of the table, with their advantage having been cut before the lockdown with their 2-0 Clasico defeat by Real Madrid. They’ll take encouragement from the fact that Mallorca have a miserable track record against Barca; they’re winless in their last nine league games against the leaders—drawing just one—and have conceded, on average, four per game in their last six defeats. Expect goals aplenty when Ba...
LAGESC Returns To KAI As Sanwo-Olu Reverses Another Ambode Policy
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LAGESC Returns To KAI As Sanwo-Olu Reverses Another Ambode Policy

The Lagos State Government has returned the erstwhile Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) Brigade, MCI has gathered. This is another reversal of the policy of the immediate past Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. The KAI will replace the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) though with the same officers. Our correspondent reports that LAGESC was established following a new law that was signed by Ambode on March 1st, 2017 as part of the broad environmental sanitation reforms in the environment sector. LAGESC then replaced the erstwhile KAI that has been in place under the administrations of Governors Babatunde Fashola and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. KAI, as an agency, was dreaded by many Lagosians as it was responsible for environmental sanitation and arrest of environmental offender...
‘I Was Explaining’ – Footballer Boyata Denies Kissing His Team-Mate As Bundesliga Returns With New Coronavirus Rules
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‘I Was Explaining’ – Footballer Boyata Denies Kissing His Team-Mate As Bundesliga Returns With New Coronavirus Rules

Hertha Berlin defender, Dedryck Boyata, has denied kissing his teammate Marko Grujic after he was photographed in close proximity with Grujic during Hertha Berlin’s 3-0 win against Hoffenheim over the weekend. Over the weekend, the Bundesliga became the first major European league to resume since the suspension of the 2019-20 season in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic. New rules such as substitutes wearing masks and sitting significant distances away from each other, and social distancing during celebrations were carried out, but Boyata after a goal appeared to kiss Grujic on the cheek. After receiving criticism, he has now defended himself, saying he was giving his teammate an instruction. “It wasn’t a kiss, neither a celebration,” he wrote accompanied by a video of the i...
Man Returns Don Jazzy’s N400k After He Mistakenly Credited Him With N450k Instead Of N50k
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Man Returns Don Jazzy’s N400k After He Mistakenly Credited Him With N450k Instead Of N50k

A man who Don Jazzy wanted to give N50k on twitter, but mistakenly credited him with N450k, has returned the N400k on top of the money. He made the refund after Jazzy notified him. After the return, the very impressed producer, took to social media to praise the man, saying he automatically gets something henceforth whenever he is doing a giveaway. Don Jazzy wrote; ‘A very big shout out to @realACENO who I wanted to send 50k to but mistakenly sent 450k . And he gladly swiftly refunded 400 to my @TheVbankng account. For this act he automatically gets something whenever I’m doing a give away. Thanks a lot.”  
Mexico Returns Ancient Yoruba Bronze Sculpture To Nigeria
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Mexico Returns Ancient Yoruba Bronze Sculpture To Nigeria

The Mexican government delivered to Nigeria on Tuesday an ancient bronze sculpture seized by customs agents at Mexico City airport as its buyer tried to bring it into this country. The sculpture, from the 6th century southwestern Yoruba city of Ife, shows a man wearing woven pants and a hat, sitting with his legs crossed and holding an instrument. “Specialists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History determined that it was a piece of Yoruba origin,” Diego Prieto, head of the agency, told a press conference. “A beautiful bronze piece, and that being of Nigerian heritage, it should return to its home.” Officials did not offer more details about the sculpture’s exact origins or the circumstances of its confiscation. “It was also determined that it had been ille...
Cobbler Returns Painter’s Lost N200k, Says “I Do Am For Allah”
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Cobbler Returns Painter’s Lost N200k, Says “I Do Am For Allah”

Indeed, there are good people with a good heart in this country. People who do good not to be compensated, but because it is the right thing to do. Around 5pm today, Friday 21st of February 2020, in Aguda-Ogba area, Ikeja, Orekupolati Street precisely. A certain painter was dropping from his car, moving some luggages into his house, while doing that, unknowing to him, a small purse containing 200 thousand naira ( 200 pieces of 1,000naira denominations ) and was already at the entrance of his house when the "shoe maker" called him and said "oga your purse don fall down" according to an eye witness. The painter looked back with surprise and quickly dropped his luggages to collect the purse from the Hausa man. It was then he ( the painter ) explained that he just received the mon...
CBN Returns Excess Bank Charges To Customers
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CBN Returns Excess Bank Charges To Customers

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday said it has so far recovered over N60 billion from erring banks as excessive charges imposed on customers. The CBN Director of Corporate Communications, Mr. Isaac Okoroafor who attended a two-day customer sensitisation forum in Owerri said the recovery of the excess bank charges was made possible through the bank’s Consumer Protection Department. According to him, the amount was recovered following complaints by 13,000 customers over excess and illegal charges on their accounts by banks. Okoroafor, who also disclosed that the erring banks were meted with various penalties by the CBN, stated that the Apex Bank was determined to ensure that no bank customer was cheated with excessive charges from their banks. He added that the CBN...
Ihedioha Returns To Supreme Court, Says Uzodinma Was Not APC Candidate
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Ihedioha Returns To Supreme Court, Says Uzodinma Was Not APC Candidate

Former Gov. Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has vowed to return to the Supreme Court to prove that Senator Hope Uzodinma was never candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the last gubernatorial election.Recall that the apex court had ruled and affirmed Hope Uzodinma who came fourth in the March election on January 14th. Ihedioha will be approaching the Apex Court based on the following grounds that there was miscarriage of Justice in its ruling.Uzodinma was not an APC candidate and was not a candidate of any party in the 9th March Governorship election in Imo State based on the judgement of the same Supreme Court on 20th December 2019.The former deputy speaker also avowed that Uche Nwosu was declared as the rightful candidate of APC and AA and was disqualified for double candidature.
Pepe Reina Returns To Premier League On Loan From AC Milan
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Pepe Reina Returns To Premier League On Loan From AC Milan

Aston Villa announced on Monday they had signed former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina on loan from AC Milan for the rest of the season. Villa boss Dean Smith moved for Reina after the struggling Premier League club’s first-choice keeper Tom Heaton was ruled out for the rest of the campaign. Heaton suffered a knee injury against Burnley on New Year’s Day and Jed Steer, who featured during Villa’s promotion from the Championship last season, is also out through injury. “We’ve managed to secure a player in Pepe who has a wealth of Premier League experience,” Smith told Villa’s website. “At the start of the summer we were looking for an experienced goalkeeper and brought in Tom Heaton. “Unfortunately, his injury has ruled him out for the rest of the season but Pepe fits our...
10-year-old Boy Returns $900 To Woman Who Lost Envelope Of Cash In Alabama
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10-year-old Boy Returns $900 To Woman Who Lost Envelope Of Cash In Alabama

An Alabama mother says her son learned a lesson in integrity and empathy when he returned an envelope of lost cash to its rightful owner.Parisa Dudley said her 10-year-old son Foster found a bank envelope with $900 at a Target in Hoover, Alabama, last weekend. Inside, it had a receipt from a local credit union and a woman’s name and signature, the mother wrote on Facebook. Parisa said when her son first found the cash, he asked if they could keep it, but she asked him how he would feel if he was in the woman’s shoes. Foster quickly answered, “Mom, we have to find her and give it back.” Parisa said it took two days for the store manager and local police to track down Verdina Ball. When they did, Foster was there to return the money to her. Photos posted to Pa...
Nwosu returns to APC following Supreme Court judgement
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Nwosu returns to APC following Supreme Court judgement

The governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) during the 2019 general election in Imo State, Mr Uche Nwosu, has returned to his former party, the All Progressive Congress (APC). Nwosu who addressed reporters at the Imo airport shortly after his arrival from Abuja at the weekend maintained that the Supreme Court, which voided his petition for double nomination, has actually affirmed that he is still a member of APC. “The Supreme Court has said all, it said I am the candidate of APC, what it means is that I’m the candidate of APC even though another person was foisted on APC. That aside, I have forgiven everybody, no matter what they have done, from the National Chairman to Gulak, to those in the state; what we need is to move ahead, we are brothers and sisters, there must b...
Ogun APM Governorship Candidate, Akinlade, Returns To APC
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Ogun APM Governorship Candidate, Akinlade, Returns To APC

The governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the March governorship election in Ogun State, Abiodun Akinlade has announced his return to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Akinlade’s return to the APC comes barely days after the Supreme Court dismissed his case, which he filed against Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the governor of Ogun State. The court said on Wednesday that the applicant, Akinlade failed to prove his allegation against the governor. Mr Akinlade had approached the Apex Court to challenge the decision of the court of appeal which had dismissed his petition against Abiodun’s election as Ogun governor. Akinlade said on Monday that he is returning to the APC alongside his followers.
Ex Attorney-General, Bello Adoke Voluntarily Returns To Nigeria After Legal Deadlock
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Ex Attorney-General, Bello Adoke Voluntarily Returns To Nigeria After Legal Deadlock

Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, has left Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for Nigeria after a five-week legal deadlock. He had been arrested by Interpol on arrival in Dubai on the morning of November 11 when he went for his medicals. Interpol was executing a warrant of arrest issued against Adoke — even though it had been quashed. Although the high court of the federal capital territory issued the warrant on April 17, 2019 based an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the court vacated the order on October 25, 2019. While the warrant was sent to Interpol by Nigeria, the vacating order was not transmitted to the global body. The Interpol had requested Adoke’s lawyers to get the Nigerian author...
Mompha Returns To Instagram, Says He Is Not A Yahoo Boy
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Mompha Returns To Instagram, Says He Is Not A Yahoo Boy

Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a Mompha has returned to Instagram after his release from EFCC custody. He fulfilled his bail conditions yesterday Monday December 9th. Mompha who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 14 counts bordering on fraud, money laundering and running a foreign exchange business without the authorisation of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was granted a N100m bail on Friday, November 29th. He was on IG live this afternoon, celebrating his freedom with some friends. Singing to Naira Marley's song, Mompha said he is not a Yahoo Boy.  
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President Buhari Returns To Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after five-day official visits to Malabo, Katsina and Kaduna State. The president had on Nov. 28 departed Abuja to participate at the 5th Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The president was accompanied on the Malabo trip by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva; Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite; and the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kolo Kyari. The president left Malabo after the summit on Friday and headed to Daura, Katsina State, on another official assignment where he performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Transportation, Daura. ...
Regina Daniels Excited As Husband Returns To Her After Spending Time With Co-wife
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Regina Daniels Excited As Husband Returns To Her After Spending Time With Co-wife

There’s no doubt that Regina Daniels has grown into a popular figure, even more than her fans expected that she would on the Nigerian entertainment scene. Her husband, Ned Nwoko appears to be operating with a time table. He was seen in a video days ago taking his Moroccan wife on a ride around the city but seems he’s returned to spend quality time with Regina again. Since Ned was pictured with the other wife Regina went lowkey. This seems to be her week according to our guess. Watch video:  
Atiku Returns To Nigeria After Spending 7 Months In UAE
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Atiku Returns To Nigeria After Spending 7 Months In UAE

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23, 2019 poll, Atiku Abubakar, has returned to Nigeria after spending about seven months in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Credible sources close to Atiku confirmed to our correspondent that Atiku returned in the early hours of Monday. Atiku, a former Vice President, who jetted out of the country since April, remained in the UAE over alleged plot by the current government “to give him the Abiola kind of treatment.”
Kenyan Man Returns Home To Meet Wife’s Illicit Lover In His Room Wearing A Skirt
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Kenyan Man Returns Home To Meet Wife’s Illicit Lover In His Room Wearing A Skirt

Sometimes when you are going somewhere and your intuition urges you to return home, it might be for your own good. A Kenyan man named Elphas Angulo was onboard a car to another town to attend a funeral but at a point in the journey, he felt a strong urge to alight suddenly and return home. Little did he know that it was his wife of 15 years whose adulterous cup was full and God was inviting him to witness the event. “I was going to Busia for a burial but at 11 pm at night I decided to get off the car and return home. When I reached home I knocked and she came to receive me,” he told Citizen TV. He said as soon as his beautiful wife opened the door for him, he heard another person open the inner door with a suspicious force. He then hurried to ascertain who could have bee...
Mompha Returns To Instagram Again After Sudden Disappearance
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Mompha Returns To Instagram Again After Sudden Disappearance

Infamous Nigerian big boy, Mompha’s insta account has mysteriously reappeared on Instagram after it’s mysterious disappearance from the social app. 16 days ago, we reported that the Instagram page of embattled Dubai-based Nigerian social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a Mompha seems to have been deactivated. The deactivation of the account was rumored to be connected to his arrest by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his alleged involvement in internet fraud and money laundering. Today, we decided to troll his Instagram page a little, and we discovered that the account is back on Instagram.
Arsene Wenger Returns As FIFA’s Chief Of Global Football Development
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Arsene Wenger Returns As FIFA’s Chief Of Global Football Development

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is returning to the game as FIFA's new chief of global football development. The former Arsenal manager accepted FIFA's offer more than two months after it was first reported, and one week after being approach by Bayern Munich about the German champions vacant head coach job. The 70-year-old Frenchman effectively replaces Marco van Basten who was FIFA technical director until October 2018. Arsene Wenger has been out of work since leaving Arsenal in 2018 "I very much look forward to taking on this extremely important challenge, not only because I have always been interested in analysing football from a broader perspective but also because FIFA's mission as world football's governing body is truly global," Wenger said on his appointm...
Adesua Etomi Returns To Instagram After Month-Long Break, Makes Disturbing Post
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Adesua Etomi Returns To Instagram After Month-Long Break, Makes Disturbing Post

Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi, has returned to Instagram after over a month absence from the social platform. The 33-year-old beauty made her comeback on Thursday with a picture of herself looking calm. She, however, had fans bothered and concerned after she posted a comment on Kaavia James Union Wade’s Instagram page. She wrote ” Happy birthday beautiful. I truly understand what it means to love someone without meeting them. You light up so many lives” with many insinuating that she probably lost her baby due to a miscarriage..hence the month-long absence on Instagram to mourn. Adesua’s close family friend, Toolz mistakenly showed off Adesua Etomi’s baby bump months ago. Adesua last posted on Instagram on September 21 to announce her excitement that the movie, King of B...
Tacha Returns To Instagram, Sets For Her Homecoming Party In Port Harcourt
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Tacha Returns To Instagram, Sets For Her Homecoming Party In Port Harcourt

Controversial ex-BBNaija housemate, Tacha aka Port Harcourt’s first daughter, has finally returned back to Instagram with good news for her Titans in Port Harcourt. The controversial reality star announced that she’s set to come back to her base (Port Harcourt) on the 8th of November, 2019. She will also be having a pool party on Saturday with her Titans. tagram, Homecomi
CBN Ban On OMO Threatens N9.4 Trillion Pension Investment Returns
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CBN Ban On OMO Threatens N9.4 Trillion Pension Investment Returns

The exercise of the discretionary power of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to regulate the economy may soon have a negative impact on the country’s N9.4 trillion pension funds. The CBN had, in a circular signed by its Director, Financial Markets Department, Angela Sere-Ejembi, directed banks to exclude individuals and local corporates from investing in Open Market Operations (OMO) auctions with effect from October 23, this year. The development is expected to drive foreign inflows by restricting individuals and local corporates, leaving only the banks and foreign investors to participate at the auction. Before now, pension fund operators had always invested 70 per cent of the total pension fund in treasury bills, an investment window that has now been shut by the CBN. The...
Messi Returns To Argentina Squad After Three-Month Ban
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Messi Returns To Argentina Squad After Three-Month Ban

Lionel Messi has been included in Argentina's squad for friendlies against Brazil and Uruguay next month, after his three-month international football ban ended. The Barcelona forward, 32, was sent-off in Argentina's Copa America third-place play-off win over Chile on 6 July. He was later banned after claiming the Copa America was "corrupt". Messi, who has scored five goals for Barcelona this season, missed four matches for Argentina during his ban. Argentina face Brazil in Saudi Arabia on 15 November and Uruguay in Israel on 18 November. Argentina Full squad: GOALKEEPERS Agustin Marchesin, Juan Musso, Emiliano Martinez, Esteban Andrada DEFENDERS Juan Foyth , Renzo Saravia, Nicolas Otamendi, German Pezzella, Marcos Rojo, Walter Kannemann, Nicolas Taglafico, Nehuen ...
Recaptured Kano Lion Returns To Cage
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Recaptured Kano Lion Returns To Cage

The Management of Kano Zoological Garden has said the escaped lion in its custody has finally been captured and returned to its cage. The Managing Director of the Zoo, Alhaji Saidu Gwadabe, confirmed the capture of the lion in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Monday. He said the animal was captured around 7:00 a.m. on Monday by the staff of the Zoo that used to feed it on a daily basis. “The operation was to be conducted after the arrival of some experts from the National Park, Abuja but luckily around 7:00 a.m. today, our staff were able to use their expertise to put it back into its cage. “I’m happy to tell you that the escaped lion has finally been captured and taken back to its cage this morning,” he said. NAN reports that the reinforcement from th...
Pres. Buhari Returns From South Africa
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Pres. Buhari Returns From South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja on Friday after a three-day official visit to South Africa. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that while in South Africa, the Nigerian leader held bilateral meeting with his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa. The two African leaders also co-chaired the inaugural meeting of the 9th Bi-National Commission at the seat of government, Union Building, Pretoria, on Thursday. At the meeting, President Buhari urged the South African government to open up its economy to allow the influx of more Nigerian businesses. The Nigerian President also urged the South African government to create a business environment that would guarantee their safety. While stressing the need for reciprocity in promoting trade and investment between...
Legendary Captain Gianluigi Buffon Returns To Juventus
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Legendary Captain Gianluigi Buffon Returns To Juventus

After a year away from Turin, Gianluigi Buffon has returned to Juventus, after penning in a one-year contract which will tie him to the club until 30 June 2020. Buffon originally signed for the Bianconeri on 3 July 2001 and went on to make 656 appearances over 17 years, winning nine Serie A titles and four Coppa Italias. He left Juventus and went to Paris on 19 May 2018. After a year with Paris Saint-Germain, where Gigi registered saves on 73,5% of his attempts, won 13 of 17 games played in Ligue 1, and added a French league title along with a Super Cup to his incredible trophy cabinet, Gigi has officially returned to Juventus. The 41-year-old becomes Juve’s third signing of the summer
President Buhari Returns To Nigeria After OIC Summit In Saudi Arabia
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President Buhari Returns To Nigeria After OIC Summit In Saudi Arabia

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after attending the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Summit in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Presidency reports that the Nigerian leader's plane touched down the Federal Capital Territory Abuja 5 hours after it took off from Jeddah Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Presidential aide, @Bashir Ahmad tweeted photos of the president's arrival Ahmad also listed some of the activities that President Buhari participated in at the summit. He also listed submissions there. President @MBuhari returns to Abuja, after attending the 14th Summit of the OIC in Makkah, the KSA. At the OIC Summit PMB noted with delight the decision of the organisation to support the Inter-Basin Water Transfer project, aimed at recharging the Lake Chad. pic.twitter.com/lB...
Edo Food Vendor Returns After Nigerians Donated N500k For Her – Task Force
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Edo Food Vendor Returns After Nigerians Donated N500k For Her – Task Force

Edo State Task force officer cries out as the street food vendor who went viral few weeks ago was spotted again at the same spot again after Nigerians donated a million naira for her. The woman by name Elizabeth made rounds online after her food was thrown on the ground in a bid to stop her from street hawking. The woman this time around was seen feeling not bothered as the task force officer caught her. Watch the video   View this post on Instagram   Edo State Taskforce Officer Cries Out As The Street Food Vendor Who Went Viral few weeks ago After Her Food Was thrown On the Ground In A Bid To Stop her from street Hawking was spotted again at the same spot after Nigerians Came to her Aid donating o...
President Buhari Returns After Private Visit To London
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President Buhari Returns After Private Visit To London

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned back to the country after a private visit to the United Kingdom. The presidential jet touched down at about 6.20 pm at the presidential wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport in Abuja. President Buhari departed Nigeria on the 25th of April after an official one day visit to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital where he commissioned some projects. A day before his official trip to Maiduguri, the President was in Lagos to commission projects, including the 10-lane Oshodi–Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road, the 170-Bed ‘Ayinke House’ (Maternity Hospital)) at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja; the Oshodi Transport Interchange and 820 mass transit buses. Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, had e...
Charly Boy Returns To Stage Performance In Abuja
Entertainment

Charly Boy Returns To Stage Performance In Abuja

On Wednesday,Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, a.k.a ‘Charlyboy’, returned to the music stage to thrill fans at the 2019 edition of popular comedy show ‘Nite of a Thousand Laughs’ in Abuja. The singer/songwriter and former president of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), alongside his dancers, held audience to electrifying performances at the Transcorp Hilton. The show, put together by Yankee Entertainment was a night of humour and glamour as both upcoming and established artistes took turns to entertain the crowd before the ‘Areafada’ came on stage. The 68-year-old showbiz maestro who released his debut highlife album over three decades ago performed his latest recorded advocacy songs, ‘Na we be Government’, ‘Our Mumudondo’, among others. Ly...
Buhari Returns To Abuja After Working Visit To Lagos
Politics

Buhari Returns To Abuja After Working Visit To Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after his Wednesday’s working visit to inaugurate some developmental projects executed by the Lagos State Government. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari and his entourage arrived the airport at exactly 3 p.m. The President left the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, at exactly 3:20 p.m. aboard a Nigerian Air Force 001 Boeing aircraft with registration number 5N-FGT. Those who saw him off at the airport included Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State. Others were Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Mr Obafemi Hamzat....
Asisat Oshoala Returns To Action As Barcelona Defeats Bayern
Sport

Asisat Oshoala Returns To Action As Barcelona Defeats Bayern

Asisat Oshoala returned to action yesterday evening as Barcelona defeated Bayern Munich 0-1 in a UEFA Women's Champions League semi-final first leg match in Munich. Oshoala replaced English striker Toni Duggan in the 64th minute as Barcelona won the match via a 63rd minute goal by Kheira Hamraoui. The French international is a good friend of Oshoala and provided the pass with which Oshoala scored her first ever goal in Barcelona colours. Hamraoui had been taking long shots at goal all evening long and she had previously hit the cross bar. Oshoala had been out for more than a month with a hamstring injury and her return yesterday will give Super Falcons fans the hope that she will be back to full form before the World Cup in France. Here's a video of highlights of the mat...
Neymar Returns To Training After 3 Months Injury
Sport

Neymar Returns To Training After 3 Months Injury

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar Jr has returned to training for the first time since his bad injury three months ago. The Brazilian completed a series of agility drills and ball control exercises as he nears recovery after more than two months out injured. Neymar trained alone for the session, and was overseen by fitness coach Ricardo Rosa. Watch Video Below...