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Abramovich Sacking Frank Lampard is Not my Problem –Jose Mourinho
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Abramovich Sacking Frank Lampard is Not my Problem –Jose Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, has said he does not care if Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, fires Frank Lampard as manager. Lampard is under intense pressure at Stamford Bridge, following a run of poor results. The Blues’ 2-0 loss at Leicester City in midweek, was their fifth league defeat in their last eight fixtures. It leaves them in eighth place on the table. Senior officials at the club want to give under-pressure Lampard time to turn the club’s fortunes around and not make a decision mid-season. However, they are believed to be considering Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann and Thomas Tuchel who was just sacked at Paris Saint-Germain. Ex-Juventus boss Max Allegri has also admitted he wants to manage in England. Mourinh...
Police Keep Mum As Nigerians Demand Arrest Of Agbazuere, Sacked Abia COS
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Police Keep Mum As Nigerians Demand Arrest Of Agbazuere, Sacked Abia COS

Nigerians are calling for the sack, arrest as well as immediate prosecution of the Abia governor’s Chief of Staff, Dr ACB Agbazuere, “for abusing the naira note”, a symbol of the country's sovereignty. Agbazuere was on Sunday suspended from office after he was caught on camera 'spraying' money on controversial Nigerian pastor, Odumeje, right inside his Office at the Abia Government House, in Umuahia. Despite public outcry and wide condemnation, nothing much has been done with management of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and authorities of the Nigerian Police Force keeping mum. According to the CBN Act, spraying of Naira notes amounts to “abusing the country’s symbol of sovereignty.” The CBN had equally warned that abusing and spraying of Naira notes may get you a jail term....
Patrick Vieira sacked by OGC Nice after a disastrous run of five straight defeats
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Patrick Vieira sacked by OGC Nice after a disastrous run of five straight defeats

Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira has been sacked as manager of Nice following a disastrous run of five straight defeats and a shock Europa League exit after they were knocked out by Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday night, December 3.   The French side released a statement on Friday morning confirming that they have dismissed former France international who took the job in June 2018 following Lucien Favre's move to Borussia Dortmund.   His Romanian assistant Adrian Ursea to take charge until they announce a new manager.   Nice said on Friday morning: 'Patrick Vieira is no longer the coach of OGC Nice as of today. 'During a meeting after last night's match, the Nice board informed Patrick Vieira of its decision to end their collaboration.   'Patrick...
Will The World End If Rohr Is Sacked? – Odegbami
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Will The World End If Rohr Is Sacked? – Odegbami

In the aftermath of the two matches between the Leone Stars and the Super Eagles I have refused to make any comments. I have been besieged with questions about why I have remained silent. I am surprised that people are surprised that I have been unusually quiet. What more is there for me to say? One year ago, or so, I was vehemently opposed to the renewal of the contract of Franco-German coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr. I screamed and shouted to the point where some people thought I had personal issues with the coach. My take was simple: the coach may have been good for the standards set for him by his employers, but surely he was not good enough for the vision most Nigerians have about the place of their national team in the world considering the country’s achievements, capa...
Governor Udom Emmanuel Reinstates 403 Sacked Workers In Akwa Ibom
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Governor Udom Emmanuel Reinstates 403 Sacked Workers In Akwa Ibom

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has reinstated 403 workers earlier sacked following government investigation into an illegal recruitment scandal which rocked the State Local Government Service Commission in 2019. The reinstatement forms part of efforts by government to tackle unemployment among youths in the state. This was made known by the Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Local Government Service Commission, Honourable Monday Eyo,in a media chat with our newsmen in Uyo, yesterday. According to Eyo, the 403 workers who are mostly health workers have been reinstated to increase manpower in the State's health sector, fill vacancies left behind via retirements and to boost overall employment of Akwa Ibom youths. "I wish to inform you that these category of workers have bee...
Embezzled Funds: Sacked NANS President, Bamidele Akpan Under Investigation
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Embezzled Funds: Sacked NANS President, Bamidele Akpan Under Investigation

The recently impeached and embattled President of National Association of Nigeria Students-NANS, Mr. Danielson Bamidele Akpan, was few days ago arraigned for investigation at the Nigeria Police Force CID, FCT Command in Abuja. On commencement of investigation, at the Nigeria Police Headquarters in Abuja, Danielson who had initially wanted to deny the charges, later succumbed after evidence of transaction and documents where presented to the Police. He therefore admitted the charges of embezzling funds provided by Governments and private organizations to support struggling Nigeria students. He however confessed the peculation of 18million naira Bayelsa state support funds, meant to leverage and provide 10000 glo CUG lines to Bayelsa state Students, a 200 thousand dollars intervention...
Ganduje Reappoints Muazu Magaj, Commissioner Sacked For Mocking Abba Kyari’s Death
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Ganduje Reappoints Muazu Magaj, Commissioner Sacked For Mocking Abba Kyari’s Death

Muazu Magaji, former commissioner for works and infrastructure in Kano, has been appointed as the state’s chairman, Gas Pipeline Project Delivery and Gas Industrialisation Committee. Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, had sacked Magaji in April for his “unguarded utterances” over the demise of Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. In a series of posts on his Facebook page, Magaji had mocked the late chief of staff who died of COVID-19 complications. “Win win … Nigeria is free and Abba Kyari dies in epidemic… The martyrdom of man is perfect!” one of Magaji’s posts read. However, the former commissioner had apologised, saying “I could not have celebrated the death of any human being; because it’s against my culture, social civilization and most im...
Jose Mourinho Is The Fourth Most Likely Premier League Manager To Be Sacked First
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Jose Mourinho Is The Fourth Most Likely Premier League Manager To Be Sacked First

Jose Mourinho is the fourth most likely manager to be sacked first this season after Tottenham Hotspur's opening day defeat. Spurs lost 1-0 to Everton on Sunday afternoon as Dominic Calvert-Lewin's header condemned Mourinho to his first opening day loss in the Premier League. While there is plenty of time for the 'Special One' to turn it around, Oddschecker have revealed he currently sits at 33/1 to get the sack. The most likely is West Ham United boss David Moyes, who oversaw a 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Saturday evening. Check out the full odds for every Premier League manager per GIVEMESPORT: 20. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) - 100/1 19. Chris Wilder (Sheffield United) - 35/1 18. Mikel Arteta (Arsenal) - 35/1 17. Carlo Ancelotti (Everton) - 33/1 16. Ole Gu...
Sacked UNILAG VC, Ogundipe, Withdraws Suit Against Babalakin
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Sacked UNILAG VC, Ogundipe, Withdraws Suit Against Babalakin

The sacked Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe, has dropped a lawsuit he filed at the National Industrial Court to challenge his sacking by the varsity’s Governing Council. The suit, marked NICN/LA/278/2020, had as defendants, UNILAG; the varsity’s Council; its Senate; Pro-Chancellor, Dr Wale Babalakin (SAN); Registrar, Oladejo Azeez; and Prof. Theophilus Soyombo, who was appointed acting VC in the wake of Ogundipe’s controversial sacking. Ogundipe had filed an ex parte application, which was pending for hearing before the court. But his lawyers, Messrs Tayo Oyetibo (SAN) and Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), approached the court on Friday with an application to discontinue the case. The Notice of Discontinuance, filed pursuant to Order 61(1)(1) of th...
Aloma reacts after he was allegedly sacked as Davido’s PA, says “Even Jesus Christ get enemy”
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Aloma reacts after he was allegedly sacked as Davido’s PA, says “Even Jesus Christ get enemy”

Aloma DMW has reacted after Isreal DMW, member of David’s DMW crew, announced that Aloma is no longer the personal assistant to Nigerian Singer, Davido. Isreal announced it this morning via his Instagram page, adding that anyone who does any business with Aloma, does so at his or her own risk. He also revealed the name of David’s new personal assistant. Reacting to this, Aloma wrote; “Even Jesus Christ get enemy. Just be real and be good and it will set you free. Jealously and hatred don Dey tey tey. ALOMA man of the people always stand on truth. BLUNT”.
I Remain UNILAG VC – Ogundipe Says, As Details Emerge Of Why He Was Sacked
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I Remain UNILAG VC – Ogundipe Says, As Details Emerge Of Why He Was Sacked

More details have emerged in the sack of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe. He was accused of financial misappropriation, wrongdoing, gross misconduct and abuse of office. Below is an official statement released and signed by the University Registrar and Secretary to Council: The general public is hereby notified that an emergency meeting of the Council held on Wednesday 12th August, 2020 and in accordance with the statutory power vested in it by law, the Governing Council of the University of Lagos hereby removed Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe from office as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos with immediate effect. The decision was based on council's investigation of serious acts of wrongdoing, gross misconduct, financi...
5666 Teachers Sacked By Abia State Government
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5666 Teachers Sacked By Abia State Government

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, Ph.D. has received the Report of the Committee on the supposed employments without waiver at the Secondary Education Management Board (SEMB). The Governor has equally noted the submissions of the Committee to the effect that out of the 5,853 people said to have been employed between 2018 to 2020, Only 187 people were employed with waiver, leaving 5,666 people as employed without waiver. The Governor has consequently directed as follows: That the Suspended Executive Secretary of Secondary Education Management Board (SEMB), Mr. Lawrence Ogbonna, be retired compulsorily with immediate effect.That, in case, any of the 5,666 people employed without waiver, was asked to start work by anybody, such a person should stop forthwith, havin...
Governor Wike Sacks Permanent Secretary for ‘Flouting COVID-19 Guidelines ‘
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Governor Wike Sacks Permanent Secretary for ‘Flouting COVID-19 Guidelines ‘

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has sacked a permanent secretary in the state, Mr. Sunny Okere for flouting and obstructing the enforcement of the COVID-19 guidelines. The permanent secretary was accused of chasing away officials of the state Ministry of Health, who went to Oyigbo to enforce the established guidelines on public burials. In a statement released by the state's Commissioner for Information and Communications Paulinus Nsirim, Wike said the sack of the permanent secretary would serve as a lesson to all other public officers who might wish to be irresponsible.   The statement read; “Burial ceremonies are also reportedly being conducted in clear breach of the 50 persons maximum attendance limit, such that a serving permanent secretary had the temerity...
Why I Raped and Killed my Sister-in-law – Suspect
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Why I Raped and Killed my Sister-in-law – Suspect

A suspect identified as Aminu Bala who allegedly raped and killed his sister-in-law, has confessed on the reason why he committed the heinous crime. The incident according to reports happened at Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Bala confessed, in an interview with The Punch, to the crime stating that he did it because of his brother’s perceived hatred towards him. Read excerpts from the interview below: Where are you from?I am from Damaga village, Maradun Local Government Area in Zamfara State. I am a labourer. I did not attend any school. You have been arrested for allegedly raping and killing your elder brother’s wife. Is it true? Yes, I committed the offence. Why did you rape and kill your sister-in-law?I did it because I was not on good terms with m...
Resident Doctors issue 14-day strike notice to FG
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Resident Doctors issue 14-day strike notice to FG

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Saturday said its members would proceed on a total and indefinite strike if the Federal Government failed to address their demands within 14 days. The Association stated this in a communique issued at the end of its virtual 40th Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) and Scientific Conference. The communiqué was signed by NARD National President, Dr. Sokomba Aliyu, and Publicity Secretary,  Dr. Egbogu Stanley in Kaduna. The NARD 40th OGM was held under the theme: ‘Health inequalities and social determinants of health in Nigeria.’ The virtual OGM, attended by 74 Chapters of the association from across the country, deliberated on issues affecting the nation’s health care system and welfare of its members. “NARD calls on the Federa...
Buhari’s Ministers Acting Like They Own Ministries – APC Group
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Buhari’s Ministers Acting Like They Own Ministries – APC Group

A pro-All Progressives Congress body, APC Mandate Defenders, has accused some ministers of the Buhari administration of carrying themselves like they own the federal ministries. They raised the alarm while condemning some ministers’ violation of Nigeria’s Public Service Rules, including the arbitrary sack of parastatal heads. The group expressed dismay on Sunday in a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary, Ifeanyi Emeka. MCI recalls a December 2019 instance when the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, sacked two senior officials within 24 hours. They are Marilyn Amobi, Managing Director of Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET) and Damilola Ogunbiyi, former Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency. Interestingly, President Muhammadu Buhari overruled M...
TCN Boss, Usman Gur Mohammed Sacked Over N781bn Siemens Power Deal
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TCN Boss, Usman Gur Mohammed Sacked Over N781bn Siemens Power Deal

The former Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Usman Gur Mohammed, was sacked over the $2 billion (about N781bn) Siemens Presidential Power Initiative (PPI). The document approving the sack, which was obtained by our reporter was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari and his Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari. Mohammed was removed last week and replaced by Engineer Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, as the acting MD of TCN. The Minister of Power, Engineer Sale Mamman, who got approval for the shakeup, was also empowered by the presidency to immediately nominate members of the TCN board and management team. The removal has generated a lot of controversy with a group staging protest. TCN has been without a board since 2014. Former President Goodluck Jonathan...
Nigerian Journalist, Otorisirieze Obi-young Who Was Controversially Sacked Gets New Job
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Nigerian Journalist, Otorisirieze Obi-young Who Was Controversially Sacked Gets New Job

A former deputy editor of Brittle paper, Otorisirieze Obi-young, who was sacked under controversial circumstances, has gotten a new job. The journalist, who was axed over editorial concerns trailing a controversial post about Kaduna State’s first lady, Hadiza El-Rufai, and alleged insubordination, has been named the editor of Folio.ng, a pan-African platform for cultural and literary advancements. His appointment was contained in a statement by the management of Folio Group, publishers of Daily Times Newspaper, issued in Abuja. The newspaper’s statement read: “We are proud to welcome a great talent on-board. Otosirieze Obi-Young is an award-winning writer and editor. “He won the inaugural The Future Awards Africa Prize for Literature in 2019 and was among Avance Media’s 2020 li...
Premier League: Pochettino Announces Desire to Return
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Premier League: Pochettino Announces Desire to Return

Mauricio Pochettino, former Tottenham Hotspur manager, has declared that he was open to coaching again in the Premier League. The Argentine was sacked in November 2019, after 5 and half years at the club. Pochettino disclosed that he will make a decision based on the kind of project put to him by any potential employer. “I love England. My idea is to keep living in London…I’m open to different countries. I’m ready and we’re a much better coaching staff now. We’ve learnt a lot from our experiences at Espanyol, Southampton and Tottenham”, Pochettino told Sky Sports. “We have a lot to provide to the people that will trust in us in the future,” he said of himself and assistant coach Jesus Perez, goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez and others he has brought with...
He Traded His Career For A Can Of Milo – Banky W Reveals Why He Sacked His Chef
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He Traded His Career For A Can Of Milo – Banky W Reveals Why He Sacked His Chef

Nigerian singer, Banky W, has revealed that he sacked his former chef after he found out that he had been stealing from him. The 39-year-old made this known in a video he shared on Instagram on Thursday. My wife and I had a chef… My wife had noticed that when he was getting ready to leave, he would get shifty… He had been taking different items… He traded life and a career for a can of Milo… Banky, in the video, said:
Brazil Health Minister Resigns after a Month on the Job as COVID-19 Deaths Rise
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Brazil Health Minister Resigns after a Month on the Job as COVID-19 Deaths Rise

Brazil's health minister has resigned after less than a month in the job and a day after the country announced nearly 14,000 deaths from Coronavirus. The sudden resignation of Nelson Teich was announced in a WhatsApp message from the health ministry on Friday morning.  He was Brazil’s second health minister to leave office in less than a month. Nelson Teich had reportedly criticised a decree issued by President Jair Bolsonaro for allowing gyms and beauty parlours to reopen despite the spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Bolsonaro also gave the green light for wider use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the novel coronavirus, which Teich resisted due to a lack of scientific evidence. His predecessor, Luiz Mandetta was sacked after disagreeing with Mr. Bolsonaro over soci...
Kano Commissioner Sacked For Celebrating Kyari’s Death, Tests Positive For COVID-19
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Kano Commissioner Sacked For Celebrating Kyari’s Death, Tests Positive For COVID-19

Kano State Ex-commissioner of Works and Infrastructural Development, Engr. Mu’az Magaji sacked for celebrating the death of late Abba Kyari has also tested positive for coronavirus. Magaji confirmed this in a post on his Facebook timeline on Thursday morning adding that he has been a move to an isolation centre in the state for treatment. The Ex-commissioner wrote, “this morning, my NCDC test is out. I have been confirmed COVID-19 positive, and have been moved to one of the state facilities,” he wrote. Recalled that the former commissioner was sacked after making indecent comments over the death of late Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari who died as a result of the complications of the novel Coronavirus last month, April. Speaking further on the sudden t...
Kano Commissioner Who was Sacked for Celebrating’ Abba Kyari’s Death Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Kano Commissioner Who was Sacked for Celebrating’ Abba Kyari’s Death Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Engineer Muaz Magaji, the Kano State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructures Development who was sacked after being accused of "celebrating" the death of late Chief of staff to the President, Abba Kyari, has tested positive for Coronavirus. LIB reported earlier that Kano Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba said Magaji was sacked over his “unguarded utterances against the person of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari" who died from Coronavirus complications.   In what seems to be a twist of event, Magaji has now announced the outcome of his Coronavirus test to his over 23,000 followers on Facebook. He further revealed that he has been moved to one of the isolation centres in the state. He wrote; This morning my NCDC test is ou...
Coronavirus: Epidemiologist, Aniekeme Uwah Sacked For Refusing To Manipulate Test Figures
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Coronavirus: Epidemiologist, Aniekeme Uwah Sacked For Refusing To Manipulate Test Figures

The Akwa Ibom State epidemiologist, Aniekeme Uwah, has been sacked by the state government under controversial circumstances. An epidemiologist is a medical professional whose focus is mainly on the study and containment of disease outbreak, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, within a population. Mr Uwah, a former chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Akwa Ibom State branch, was leading the fight against the spread of the coronavirus in the state as the state epidemiologist until his sudden removal on Friday. He was among the African doctors honoured in 2019 by the African Union for their contributions to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia. There are 11 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Akwa Ibom State as of April 25. The news of Mr Uwah’s remo...
Terry recalls Chelsea players ‘crying their eyes out’ when Mourinho was sacked
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Terry recalls Chelsea players ‘crying their eyes out’ when Mourinho was sacked

The former Blues defender has revealed how the squad dealt with the news of the Portuguese manager's dismissal thirteen years ago John Terry has admitted that he broke down in tears with the rest of his Chelsea team-mates after learning of Jose Mourinho's sacking in 2007. Mourinho was drafted in to replace Claudio Ranieri in the Stamford Bridge hot seat back in 2004, after guiding an unfancied Porto side to Champions League glory. The Portuguese famously dubbed himself "the special one" in his first press conference for the Blues, and backed up his comments by transforming the team into the dominant force in English football. Chelsea won back-to-back Premier League titles, one FA Cup and two League Cups under Mourinho's stewardship, setting new standards of excellence in terms of...
Samir Nasri ‘set to be sacked by Anderlecht’ after going AWOL during lockdown
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Samir Nasri ‘set to be sacked by Anderlecht’ after going AWOL during lockdown

Former Arsenal and Manchester City ace Samir Nasri is reportedly set to be sacked by Belgian side Anderlecht after failing to contact them while in lockdown. According to Belgian outlet Derniere Heure, Nasri fled to Dubai but has not spoken to club officials at all. Anderlecht asked all of their players to let them know of their whereabouts while in lockdown but Nasri appears to have gone AWOL, with the 32-year-old the only one who has ignored the club's wishes. Anderlecht are now contemplating axing the playmaker, who joined the club on a free transfer at the start of the season after a short stint at West Ham United. Nasri has made just five appearances, with his time in Belgium badly affected by injury problems. Speaking back in February, Anderlecht's sporting director Mi...
Sacked Kano State Comissioner, Muazu Magaji Reveals Why He Celebrated Abba Kyari’s Death
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Sacked Kano State Comissioner, Muazu Magaji Reveals Why He Celebrated Abba Kyari’s Death

The immediate past Kano State Commissioner of Works and Infrastructural Development, Engr Muazu Magaji, who was relieved of his appointment following alleged unguarded utterances he made against the person of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, has finally cleared the air of what he actually meant. The former commissioner in a statement he issued on Sunday, said he did not celebrate Kyari’s death but people misunderstood what he meant. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had through the state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, in a statement said the Commissioner of Works and Infrastructural Development, Engr. Mu’azu Magaji removed from office following his unguarded utterances against the person of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abb...
Ganduje sacks commissioner over “unkind comments” on late Abba Kyari
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Ganduje sacks commissioner over “unkind comments” on late Abba Kyari

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has sacked the northwestern state’s infrastructure and works commissioner, Muazu Magaji, for “celebrating the death of Mallam Abba Kyari’”. Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, died on Friday after battling with the dreaded Coronavirus and was buried on Saturday in Abuja. Magaji’s sack is contained in a statement by Mallam Muhammad Garba, the Commissioner of Information, a copy of which was made available to newsmen on Saturday in Kano. Garba disclosed that Magaji was sacked following his “unguarded utterances on social media, against the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari”. “As a public servant, the commissioner ought to have respected the sanctity of the office by refraining from any act capable ...
COVID-19: Imam Abubakar Sarki-Aminu Sacked For Canceling Congregational Prayer
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COVID-19: Imam Abubakar Sarki-Aminu Sacked For Canceling Congregational Prayer

The Chairman of a Muslim sect, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’a Wa’iqamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS) in Zaria,Kaduna state, Sheikh Sani Yakubu, has sacked an Imam, Malam Abubakar Sarki-Aminu for complying with the Kaduna State Government order on congregational prayers. As the Imam ratib,Abubakar was the recognize Imam who conducted five daily prayers at Sheik Abubakar Mahmood Gumi Juma’at Mosque, Kofar Gayan Low-cost, Zaria for almost 40 years. Although the Kaduna state Government had banned gatherings involving more than 50 people in the state across due to COVID-19,the Chairman confirmed the Imam’s sack on Friday and directed that the Committee Chairman for 5 daily prayers of the Mosque, Alhaji Shehu Dan-Maikuli to speak. According to Dan-Maikuli,there were disagreements between the dou even...
Otosirieze Obi-Young Sacked By Brittle Paper After Criticising Hadiza El-Rufai Over Rape Tweet
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Otosirieze Obi-Young Sacked By Brittle Paper After Criticising Hadiza El-Rufai Over Rape Tweet

Otosirieze Obi-Young, now a former Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper, a literary magazine, was fired on Wednesday after he wrote a scathing piece on the first lady of Kaduna, Hadiza El-Rufai, over a controversial tweet she issued a few days ago. He made this known in a lengthy statement, having worked with the company for about four years. This was also confirmed by the paper’s Publisher, Ainehi Edoro. The misunderstanding leading to his dismissal was sequel to an article he wrote about Mrs El-Rufai, defending a pro-rape tweet by her son, Bello El-Rufai. In the article, which has since been removed by the publisher, Mr Obi-Young called out the Kaduna State First Lady for describing as ‘fair’, her son’s threat to organise the gang rape of the mother of a twitter follower, who diff...
West Ham boss Moyes: I do regret leaving Everton
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West Ham boss Moyes: I do regret leaving Everton

West Ham boss David Moyes has admitted regret quitting Everton for Manchester United in 2013. After 11 years at Goodison Park, during which he earned much praise for his work at Everton, Moyes was appointed as United manager in 2013 as the successor to the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson. Moyes' spell at United certainly didn't go to plan as he was sacked after less than a season. He told Bein Sport: "I think I'll always look back and regret leaving Everton because of the team and the players I had built at that time. "But I'll never be regretful for joining Manchester United or doing what I've done. "I think in football we all make decisions – Andy will tell you as much as anything – some work for you, some don't work for you. "I think on the journey of being a football play...
Court Sacks Enugu Monarch for Certificate Forgery
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Court Sacks Enugu Monarch for Certificate Forgery

Igwe Anayo Anochili, the traditional ruler of Umuogbugbuagu Autonomous Community, Ugwuoba in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State has been sacked by a high court in the state after being found guilty of certificate forgery. Anochili was dragged to the court by another contestant, Chief Nathan Nwanze Nwangwu who stated that he (Anochili) was not qualified to contest for the traditional stool having presented a questionable Secondary School Certificate. While Anochili insisted that he polled the majority of lawful votes cast during the Igweship election in 2003, Nwangwu stated that he was the only qualified candidate who indicated interest. He also accused Anochili of truncating his presentation to the government for recognition. Justice Afam Nwobodo who presided over ...
Court of Appeal Reinstates Ifeanyi Ubah after Being Sacked as Senator
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Court of Appeal Reinstates Ifeanyi Ubah after Being Sacked as Senator

A Court of Appeal in Abuja has reinstated Ifeanyi Ubah as Senator representing Anambra South senatorial district after being sacked by a federal high court. The judgement was delivered after Senator Ifeanyi Ubah filed an appeal, challenging his sack from the National Assembly. A three-man panel of the court led by Justice Stephen Adah, was unanimous that the judgement delivered by Justice Bello Kawu was a nullity on grounds that the originating process was incompetent having not been signed by a lawyer as required; the judgment was given without jurisdiction. The panel which also held that Ifeanyi Ubah was denied fair hearing by the FCT High Court, stressed that the Court was without the requisite territorial jurisdiction to have entertained the case. A perpetual injunction re...
NIMASA Executive Directors Sacked as Bashir Jamoh Takes Over
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NIMASA Executive Directors Sacked as Bashir Jamoh Takes Over

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked two Executive Directors of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and appointed three new ones. The sack of Rotimi Fasakin (Executive Director Operations) and Gambo Ahmed (Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services) is coming on the heels of the appointment of Dr Bashir Jamoh as new Director-General of the agency. Sources hinted that a former Delta Speaker, Victor Ochei, will take over from Ahmed as the new Executive Director of Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services.
Assemblies of God Church Sacks General Superintendent, Rev Chidi Okoraofor Over alleged Affair with Woman
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Assemblies of God Church Sacks General Superintendent, Rev Chidi Okoraofor Over alleged Affair with Woman

Rev. Dr Chidi Okoroafor, the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Church Nigeria has been sacked over an alleged affair with a US based woman. Okoroafor was found guilty of having an immoral affair with a woman identified as Mrs Maurrissal Nwosu by a panel headed by former Lagos District Superintendent Rev Isaac Mpamugo, and subsequently dismissed after the panel submitted its report. The General Superintendent whose dismissal was announced yesterday March 6, during the church’s General Committee emergency sitting, was accused of going against Biblical principles and the Constitution and Bye-Laws of Assemblies of God Nigeria. He has been ordered to hand over all Assemblies of God properties in his possession. Rev Ejikeme Ejim has also been been appointed as the Acti...
Governor Umahi’s Ex-aide Arrested for allegedly Killing his Cousin During Party Primary
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Governor Umahi’s Ex-aide Arrested for allegedly Killing his Cousin During Party Primary

Uche Ibiam, a former aide of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing his cousin, Enyinnaya Ibiam (Jr) during a People's Democratic Party (PDP) local government primary. The suspect who was the Coordinator of Ubeyi Development Centre In Afikpo North Local Government Area before the incident, was accused of clashing with his younger brother, Ogbonnaya Ibiam, who before the primary election was a Technical Assistant to Governor David Umahi. Uche was accused of masterminding the violence during the primary election and firing a gunshot at his own brother which struck and killed Enyinnaya instead. The Ebonyi state police command's spokesperson, Loveth Idah confirmed the arrest of the suspect who has sacked by Governor Umahi alongsi...
“If You Come To My Wedding To Eat Jollof For Free You Will Be Sacked”- Yvonne Nelson
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“If You Come To My Wedding To Eat Jollof For Free You Will Be Sacked”- Yvonne Nelson

Actress Yvonne Nelson has disclosed that she expects people to come to her wedding with gifts to make the ceremony nice. According to her, anyone who comes to her wedding just to enjoy the meal for free will be thrown out. she made this known on twitter. “You’ll be bounced at my wedding if you dont bring a gift. You cant come and eat my jollof for free. This perperh life must stop.“- she wrote.
Sack Solskjaer or I Leave – Pogba Warns Man Utd
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Sack Solskjaer or I Leave – Pogba Warns Man Utd

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has told the club that he will only stay, if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is sacked as manager at the end of this season, Marca reports.a Pogba is currently injured and has not played for the Red Devils since December 2019. The Frenchman has endured a topsy-turvy time at Old Trafford, following his return from Juventus in 2016. The 26-year-old has been seriously linked with Real Madrid and a return to Juve. Solskjaer has consistently insisted that Pogba remains a key part of his squad, despite recent injury problems adding to the speculation over his future. However, Pogba has a big decision to make this summer, when he will have only one season remaining on his current deal. It is claimed that Pogba might decide to sign a contract ex...
Zamfara United FC Sacks its Management Team over  Misapplication of Priorities
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Zamfara United FC Sacks its Management Team over Misapplication of Priorities

The Directorate of sports Affairs in Zamfara state, Thursday sacked the management team of Zamfara United football club, saying that misapplication of priorities has shrouded the club. This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the governor on sporting activities, Hon. Ahmed Mohammed Bagu during a press briefing with newsmen in Gusau, the state capital. According to the Special Adviser, the laid down guidelines of sporting activities that would have helped the club to move forward were not properly put to use which subsequently led to the death of priorities. Bagu noted that most of the management staff were placed where they were not suppose to be, thereby making the performance of the club to be moving in the lowest ebb, hence the need to dissolve the management team of th...
APC, PDP React To Supreme Court’s Adjournment Of Imo Election Review
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APC, PDP React To Supreme Court’s Adjournment Of Imo Election Review

The All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday, aired their opinions regarding the adjournment of the Supreme Court review on the January 14, 2020 judgement till March 2nd, as requested by the PDP, to respond to motions that were served on them by the APC. To this end, Vanguard called the APC and PDP, in Owerri, to have their reactions following the adjournment of the review case. Recalled, the 14 January 2020, in the Supreme court judgement sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP, as governor of Imo and validated Hope Uzodinma, of the APC, as the legally elected governor of the state. On the supreme court adjournment, according to the PDP, publicity Secretary, Damian Opara, he said: “APC and Senator Hope Uzodinma, filled a motion that was served on...
Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 1,000
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Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 1,000

The coronavirus death toll exceeded 1,000 on Monday February 10, as health workers around the world continue working hard to contain the flu-like virus since its outbreak in Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei. China's National Health Commission said the total number of deaths on the mainland reached 1,016 by midnight on Monday.  2,478 new cases of infection were also confirmed, bringing the total to 42,638. Two senior health officials, Zhang Jin who is the party secretary of the health commission for Hubei and Ling Yingzi who is director of the Hubei Provincial Health Commission have also been removed from their posts as confirmed by the state media on Tuesday February 11. The health workers were sacked after Chinese President, Xi Jinping visited health facilities in Beijing. ...
Farida Waziri Lied About Why She Was Sacked – Goodluck Jonathan
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Farida Waziri Lied About Why She Was Sacked – Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria’s Ex-President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has branded former Chairperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs. Farida Waziri, as a liar for saying that she was fired from office because of her probe of some oil racketeers. But the former President said Waziri was sacked based on Nigeria’s interest and global standing. A statement issued by Ikechukwu Eze, Media Adviser to Jonathan on Monday said the former president read media reports credited to Waziri, in which she claimed in her new book that she was removed from because of her probe of some oil racketeers. “We thought we had dealt with this matter, after promptly debunking similar statements she made in the past. In 2017 when she claimed that she lost her job because she “refused to back down from...
Abidal Speaks On Messi Leaving Barcelona
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Abidal Speaks On Messi Leaving Barcelona

Eric Abidal, the Sporting Director at Barcelona, has revealed that Lionel Messi wants to remain at the club. Messi was recently involved in a public bust-up with Abidal. This is after the Frenchman accused some Barca players of not working hard enough under sacked manager, Ernesto Valverde, who was replaced last month by Quique Setien. Messi had fired back in an Instagram post, telling the former France international to face his work. The clash led to speculation that the Argentine superstar might leave Camp Nou this summer, especially since Abidal was told his job is safe. Messi could decide to end his career in another club after seeing out the final 12 months of his current contract. Abidal told reporters that he hopes the Argentine skipper will sign a new deal soo...
Nwakali Sacked For Returning Late From Christmas Break
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Nwakali Sacked For Returning Late From Christmas Break

The one year stay of Chidiebere Nwakali at Swedish side Kalmar has come to an end ‎with the club announcing that they have terminated the contract of the 23 year old, who was once upon a time on the books of Manchester City. Nwakali was sacked for missing pre season training after a row with the club over the payment for his flight ticket to return back to the club after coming home for the Christmas break. He returned to Sweden last week. The club announced via their Sporting Director Jorgen Petersson that they have decided to terminate the remainder of the four year deal he signed at the club last summer as he broke the provisions of his contract by returning late for Nigeria, where he went to spend the Christmas break. ” We follow the the usual working days and when you do ...
Oyo Local Council boss Hospitalized after Being Released by Political Thugs that Abducted him
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Oyo Local Council boss Hospitalized after Being Released by Political Thugs that Abducted him

The Chairman of Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State, Samuel Aderemi has been hospitalized after being released by political thugs that abducted him for 2 hours in Jobele. Aderemi who was one of the local government chairmen sacked by Governor Seyi Makinde in 2019, was abducted after the political thugs stormed the council's secretariat to stop him and some All Prorgressives Congress councilors from resuming duty. The Council Chairman who was abducted and driven to an unknown destination, was left with injuries after being rescued two hours later by security agents. Other local government secretariats where some sacked APC local government chairmen tried resuming duty, also witnessed chaotic scenes.
Makinde Recalls Oyo TV Staff Sacked By Ajimobi 4 Years Ago
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Makinde Recalls Oyo TV Staff Sacked By Ajimobi 4 Years Ago

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has made good his administration’s promise to recall civil servants unjustly sacked by the immediate past administration of Senator Abiola Ajimobi. The fact emerged on Thursday as civil servants found to have been unjustly sacked four years ago at the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (because) have been recalled. Ajimobi’s administration was said to have in February 2016, terminated the appointments of the recalled officers for unjustified reasons. The recalled civil servants were officially received by the corporation’s executive chairman, Prince Dotun Oyelade, who described Governor Makinde as a promise-keeper. Our correspondent gathered that the governor had last year set up a committee that looked into the cases of sacked civil servants d...
Don’t Give Bribe to our Personnel – FRSC tells Nigerians
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Don’t Give Bribe to our Personnel – FRSC tells Nigerians

Mrs Uche Chukwurah, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Oyo State, has told Nigerians to follow personnel who demand bribe to the office. She warned officers and men of the corps to refrain from taking bribes from motorists or risk being sacked. NAN reports that Chukwurah gave the warning on Sunday at a thanksgiving service organised by the Corps at St. David’s Anglican Church, Ibadan for successes recorded in 2019. The sector commander said that the punishment for any officer caught collecting bribe was termination of appointment. “Any officer caught collecting bribe will be tried accordingly. “The givers and the receivers are always guilty,if the general public learns not to give them they will not collect. “Follow them to the...
24 Soldiers Killed in Attack on Army Camp
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24 Soldiers Killed in Attack on Army Camp

The death toll in Sunday’s attack on Sokolo Army camp in central Mali has risen to 24. The operation has been claimed by Al-Qaeda affiliate Nusrat al-Islam (JNIM), a group active in the Maghreb and West Africa regions. The attackers reportedly took the servicemen by surprise. Militants stormed the base on motorbikes then opened fire on the soldiers. Videos released by pro-jihadist outlets shows a cache of small arms, several pickup trucks and other equipment purportedly seized by the attackers. The Malian military have confirmed the loss of equipment but did not provide any detail on the scale of losses. The incident came two weeks after a major assault on an army base in Niger. That attack came less than a month after another attack on an...
Andy Ruiz Jr. sacks his coach Manny Robles one month after losing to Anthony Joshua
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Andy Ruiz Jr. sacks his coach Manny Robles one month after losing to Anthony Joshua

Andy Ruiz Jr. has sacked his coach Manny Robles who helped him to defeat Anthony Joshua in June last year. Robles coached Ruiz and helped him defeat the odds to beat Joshua in June 2019 before Joshua came back to school the Mexican-American six months later in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Now a month after Ruiz' defeat, Robles has been sacked by Ruiz as he prepares to mount a come back in 2020, but Robles has blasted Ruiz saying he refused to listen to him or his dad after winning the heavyweight belts from Joshua and his stubbornness eventually led to his loss six months later. Speaking to ESPN,  he added that the relationship between him and Ruiz was never going to work going forward because Ruiz 'wasn't listening'. 'I've seen it coming, I'll be honest with you,' he said. 'Andy wa...