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COVID-19 Kills 200 ECWA Mission Supporters
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COVID-19 Kills 200 ECWA Mission Supporters

The Evangelical Church, Winning All (ECWA), yesterday said the COVID-19 pandemic had claimed the lives of over 200 of its mission supporters, calling on Nigerians to be careful to avoid contracting the virus. This was revealed by the president of the church, The Rev Dr Stephen Panya Baba, during the funeral service of Mr Yakubu Abiri Kadiya at Kent Academy, Miango, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. Baba, who was represented at the occasion by the acting assistant secretary-general of the church, The Rev Samuel Atu, described as sad and unfortunate, the rate at which staunch mission supporters were dying as a result of the virus. He further described the late Kadiya as a rare gem who was committed to God’s work during his lifetime. He urged his children to follow in...
Twitter Bans Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell in QAnon Purge
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Twitter Bans Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell in QAnon Purge

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn and pro-Trump attorney, Sidney Powell have been banned on Twitter as part of a purge of QAnon accounts following the insurrection at U.S. Capitol by a mob of violent Trump supporters. QAnon is a disproven and discredited far-right conspiracy theory alleging that a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles is running a global child sex-trafficking ring and plotting against US president Donald Trump, who is fighting the cabal. The wide-ranging, completely unfounded theory also claims that President Trump is waging a secret war against elite Satan-worshipping paedophiles in government, business and the media and this fight will lead to a day of reckoning where prominent people such as former presidential candidate Hill...
New report claims Donald Trump has raised more than $170 million since Election Day from supporters by pushing election fraud
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New report claims Donald Trump has raised more than $170 million since Election Day from supporters by pushing election fraud

US president, Donald Trump has raised more than $170 million since Election Day from his supporters by pushing allegations that the election he lost to Joe Biden was rigged, according to a new report by the Washington Post. According to the report, the huge funds flowed into Trump's joint fundraising committee in less than four weeks after his campaign made fundraising solicitations to his supporters, urging them to donate to an "Election Defense Fund" as the President kept tweeting about a stolen election. The report also adds that a large share of the funds have ended the Trump campaign's debt and will help fund the President's future political operation as he has no plans to retire politically yet, with a 2024 White Houss sting operation being envisioned.   Less tha...
Donald Trump was cheered by crowds as his motorcade passed by the ‘Million MAGA March’ in Washington DC.
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Donald Trump was cheered by crowds as his motorcade passed by the ‘Million MAGA March’ in Washington DC.

Supporters for the president swarmed around the convoy of cars as he travelled from the White House to his golf club in Virginia. Mr Trump, wearing a red hat, could be seen waving from the back of one of the vehicles. On Friday the president tweeted: “Heartwarming to see all of the tremendous support out there, especially the organic Rallies that are springing up all over the Country, including a big one on Saturday in D.C. I may even try to stop by and say hello. The White House pool reports that the motorcade was greeted by applause, cheers, waving and whistles from the hundreds of Trump supporters lining both sides of the street. They punched the air, took pictures with phones and held signs that included “Best prez ever” and “Stop the steal”. A number of flags were also ...
Post Electoral Violence Breakout In US As Trump And Biden Supporters Clash
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Post Electoral Violence Breakout In US As Trump And Biden Supporters Clash

Tens of thousands of people clad in red, white and blue rallied and marched in support of outgoing President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., on Saturday afternoon to protest supposed "voter fraud" in the 2020 presidential election. But as night fell, skirmishes between protesters and counter-protesters broke out across the city. https://youtu.be/Hm0bQo12qIk https://youtu.be/K8dq0S4c4_k https://youtu.be/c2zcEgfE4EY
Gays, Lesbians, Satan: Femi Fani-Kayode Blasts Biden, Harris & Supporters
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Gays, Lesbians, Satan: Femi Fani-Kayode Blasts Biden, Harris & Supporters

Femi Fani-Kayode took to his Instagram and Facebook page to criticize those supporting joe bidden and Kamala Biden represent evil to me in two ways 1. he believe in same sex marriage. 2 he believes in Abortion. He took to his Instagram page to post what joe bidden supporters are. What do u think guys Satan loves Kamala? Gosh, why am I not surprised. Like I said before: Kaballa+Kundalini=Kamalla. Satan loves her very much.
“Since when does the Lamestream Media call who our next president will be’ – US president Trump tweets; FFK and other supporters react
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“Since when does the Lamestream Media call who our next president will be’ – US president Trump tweets; FFK and other supporters react

On Sunday night, November 8, Trump took to his Twitter page to write; "Since when does the Lamestream Media call who our next president will be? We have all learned a lot in the last two weeks!"     Trump supporters including former Nigeria Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani- Kayode (FFK) have all reacted to his tweet. See comments below.  
Yobo: How NFF, Caf, Fifa and fans celebrated Super Eagles legend at 40
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Yobo: How NFF, Caf, Fifa and fans celebrated Super Eagles legend at 40

The ex-Nigeria captain has been sent wonderful messages by the governing bodies and his supporters as he reaches a new age The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the Confederation of African Football (Caf), Fifa and football fans have celebrated with Joseph Yobo on his 40th birthday. Yobo was born in River State on September 6, 1980, and started his career in his home country with the Michellin-Harcourt academy. The versatile defender left for Belgium in 1997, joining the Standard Liege youth setup and wasted no time in earning a place in the senior team following his solid defensive displays.
Premier League Stadiums Set To Welcome Back Supporters From October
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Premier League Stadiums Set To Welcome Back Supporters From October

Away fans are unlikely to return to Premier League matches in the upcoming 2020/21 season, despite stadiums due to reopen for supporters from October 3. All matches have taken place behind closed doors since football resumed from its coronavirus hiatus, but Government guidelines continue to suggest at the possible return of fans to stadiums in slightly over a month. Clubs are preparing for this possibility, but they are well aware stadiums will have to open with a reduced capacity to ensure social distancing rules are adhered to. With a one-metre social distancing rule in place, data suggests that just 20,590 people will be allowed inside Manchester United’s Old Trafford, the largest stadium in the Premier League. Turf Moor, Burnley’s home stadium, normally sits ...
Defection: Quarantine Obaseki & His Supporters – Ize-Iyamu To NCDC
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Defection: Quarantine Obaseki & His Supporters – Ize-Iyamu To NCDC

The Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation said Obaseki and all those who were at the defection meeting should be quarantined because they flouted the physical distancing regulation established by the state governor. A statement by the Director of Media and Communication of POI Campaign Organisation, John Mayaki, also noted that Obaseki is now enjoying exactly what he tried to frustrate Ize-Iyamu of when he joined the APC. He said: “While we note interestingly that this is the same right the Governor, in his usual autocracy and abuse of power, tried to deny Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu last year when he returned to the All Progressives Congress through the sponsorship of physical and media attacks, and the institution of baseless court cases, we, as democrats and staunch believ...
Trump postpones his Tulsa rally to June 20 ‘out of respect’ for Juneteenth holiday that celebrates end of slavery
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Trump postpones his Tulsa rally to June 20 ‘out of respect’ for Juneteenth holiday that celebrates end of slavery

US President Donald Trump, has moved his planned rally meant for June 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to the 20th out of “respect” for Juneteenth, he announced.   The campaign rally, originally scheduled for the holiday on Friday, June 19, also known as the Juneteenth, which is the day when news that President Lincoln had signed the Slavery Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas, the last state where slaves learned of their freedom.   The location of the rally, Tulsa, has also generated controversy as Tulsa in 1921 was the area where mobs of white rioters attacked black residents and their homes and businesses in a historic section of the city known as “Black Wall Street.”  Hundreds of black  residents were killed and thousands more left homeless.   The original da...
Trump to Hold his First Post-Covid-19 Rally Next Week on the day African Americans Celebrate ‘End of Slavery’
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Trump to Hold his First Post-Covid-19 Rally Next Week on the day African Americans Celebrate ‘End of Slavery’

Donald Trump's campaign ralies are back, as the US President has announced he is set to have his first campaign rally next week Friday, the first time he'll be doing so since the Covid-19 pandemic started in the US. His first re-election campaign rally will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the 19th of June, known as "Juneteenth", the date that African Americans celebrate the end of slavery. In 1921 the city of Tulsa was the site of one of the worst massacres of black people in US history and during an unannounced event at the White House on Wednesday Afternoon, Trump surrounded by prominent black supporters, said he wants to get back on the campaign trail with his stadium-filling rallies. Trump revealed plans to go to Florida, Arizona and North Carolina, swing states he won i...
‘I still miss it’ – David Beckham reflects on playing career seven years on from retirement
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‘I still miss it’ – David Beckham reflects on playing career seven years on from retirement

As he reflected on some of his best career moments, the former England captain paid tribute to "amazing" backing from his supporters David Beckham says he still misses football as he marked seven years since his retirement from the game. The former England captain played the last match of a glittering professional career when he turned out for Paris Saint-Germain in a Ligue 1 match against Brest on May 18, 2013. To recognise the occasion, Beckham posted a video of some of his greatest moments – including Manchester United’s 1999 Champions League triumph – along with an accompanying message on Instagram.
‘It was a massive regret’ – Defoe admits he was ‘naive’ to hand in transfer request at West Ham
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‘It was a massive regret’ – Defoe admits he was ‘naive’ to hand in transfer request at West Ham

The former England international recalls trying to force a move away from the club following the Hammers' relegation from the Premier League Jermain Defoe has described his decision to hand in a transfer request at West Ham in 2003 as a "massive regret". Defoe began his professional career at West Ham in 1999, and after a brief loan spell at Bournemouth, managed to establish himself as the club's first-choice centre forward. Unfortunately, the Hammers began to slip down the Premier League table in 2002-03, and were ultimately relegated after a 2-2 draw against Birmingham on the final day of the season. Defoe handed in a transfer request less than 24 hours after that result, which the club rejected, and the striker was bombarded with criticism from supporters and experts alike for...
Klopp Speaks on Weak’ Premier League With Liverpool 22 Points Clear
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Klopp Speaks on Weak’ Premier League With Liverpool 22 Points Clear

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has dismissed talk that a ‘weak’ Premier League, is the reason they will finally win the title this season. The Reds have a massive 22-point lead at the top of the table and are looking very likely to win the league for the first time in 30 years. Klopp’s men need 12 more points to be confirmed champions. Liverpool have won all their fixtures so far, only dropping points at Manchester United and their dominance has seen some critics question the strength of England’s top flight. “I couldn’t care less. I don’t think that any Liverpool supporter should have any concern for things like this. “We have no influence on the points they have, apart from the games when we played them. And these games are always proper games whether it is Tottenham...
Sergio Ramos Gives Real Madrid two Options After Losing to Man City
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Sergio Ramos Gives Real Madrid two Options After Losing to Man City

Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos has given Zinedine Zidane’s side two options following their 2-1 loss to Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie on Wednesday night. The Los Blancos were defeated by Pep Guardiola’s men at the Santiago Bernabeu, after goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kelvin De Bruyne. Isco’s lone strike was not enough to give the home side a draw in front of their supporters. Ramos, who was sent off during the encounter following a foul on Jesus, wants Real Madrid to either think about their yesterday’s defeat against the Premier League champions or work for tomorrow’s victory. In reaction, Ramos, in a tweet on his official Twitter page on Thursday wrote: “After a very hard night, I see two options: we can think about yesterday’s ...
Liverpool Supporters Named The ‘Sexiest’ Fans In The Premier League
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Liverpool Supporters Named The ‘Sexiest’ Fans In The Premier League

Liverpool fans have climbed to the top of the table for the 'sexiest' supporters for any Premier League team. According to a survey from Free Super Tips, the Reds are top of the list for the best-looking fans and the ones that supporters would want to sleep with the most. Liverpool fans received 26 per cent share of the vote ahead of second-placed Chelsea, who took home 20 per cent. Manchester United fans secured 18 per cent of the vote to come third and Arsenal came fourth with 17 per cent. Southampton fans have the unfortunate pleasure of being named the worst-looking supporters out of all 20 Premier League teams. The Saints only secured one per cent of the vote, with both Watford and Sheffield United only securing two per cent each. But 55 per cent of supporters also...
Andre Gomes Thanks Football Lovers on Return From Horror Injury
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Andre Gomes Thanks Football Lovers on Return From Horror Injury

Andre Gomes was quick to thank both Everton fans and the wider football community after returning to first-team action for the first time since his horrific ankle injury. The Spaniard suffered a fractured dislocation to his right ankle against Tottenham in early November but returned to Premier League football just 112 days later in Everton's 3-2 defeat to Arsenal. Although he could not help his side find an equaliser, Gomes was thrilled to get back on the pitch as Carlo Ancelotti admitted that he "could start the next game". "I need to thank everybody," Gomes told Sky Sports. "The team were great, Evertonians, general football supporters and just everyone has been wonderful with me. Professional players, ex-pros have been wonderful. I need to thank them! "It gave me conf...
Chelsea Accuse Man United Fans Of Making Homophobic Chants During Their Match
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Chelsea Accuse Man United Fans Of Making Homophobic Chants During Their Match

Chelsea have alleged that a "large group" of Manchester United supporters made homophobic chants at Monday's Premier League match. The Blues said people making "unacceptable" chants were either prevented from entering Stamford Bridge or ejected during the game. "This behaviour will not be tolerated," said Chelsea on Tuesday. "Those supporters will be banned from attending matches at Stamford Bridge in future." Chelsea added that they have "passed on the details of those supporters" to Manchester United so they can "take appropriate action". "Chelsea is a diverse and inclusive club and will always take firm action against all forms of discriminatory behaviour," they added. United won the match 2-0 through goals from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire.
Chelsea Ban Man Utd Fans from Stamford Bridge after 2-0 Defeat
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Chelsea Ban Man Utd Fans from Stamford Bridge after 2-0 Defeat

Chelsea have announced they will ban a “large group” of Manchester United fans, who made homophobic chants during Monday’s Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. In a statement, Chelsea revealed a number of supporters were either barred from coming into the stadium or ejected during the game. “At last night’s match a large group of Manchester United supporters made unacceptable homophobic chants. “This behaviour will not be tolerated at Chelsea. “Those supporters will be banned from attending matches at Stamford Bridge in future, and in cooperation with Manchester United we have passed the details of those supporters to them so they can take appropriate action,” it read. Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire scored as United beat the Blues 2-0. The win leaves Chelsea cl...
Porto and Malian Striker Moussa Marega Opens up on the Vile racist Abuse he Suffered from Vitoria SC Fans
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Porto and Malian Striker Moussa Marega Opens up on the Vile racist Abuse he Suffered from Vitoria SC Fans

Malian striker, Moussa Marega has opened up on the vile racist abuse he suffered during Porto's clash with Vitoria on Sunday. When the 28-year-old striker scored in the 60th minute, he celebrated his goal by pointing to the colour of the skin on his forearm, which prompted monkey noises and chairs to be thrown from the stands by Vitoria SC fans. Marega even celebrated with one of the discarded plastic seats but then made his way to the side of the pitch, with his thumbs down and seemingly booing the home supporters. Marega was shown a yellow card for the reaction, but after the abuse continued he attempted to angrily leave the pitch and was restrained by his teammates and opposition players, including Porto coach Sergio Conceica. The Malian international was later substitut...
Millionaire Businessman Andrew Yang Ends his Presidential Campaign after Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Democratic Primary
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Millionaire Businessman Andrew Yang Ends his Presidential Campaign after Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Democratic Primary

Businessman Andrew Yang has decided to end his Democratic party presidential bid after Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg came out tops in the Democratic primary elections that held in New Hampshire on Tuesday night. In the New Hampshire primary - Bernie defeated second-placed Pete Buttigieg but by a margin of less than 2% while Amy Klobuchar came third, Elizabeth Warren fourth while former VP Joe Biden crashed to fifth place on a disastrous night for who was once seen as a front runner in the race.                                 Yang, buoyed by a new set of fans known as the Yang Gang, announced he will be halting his electoral ambitions after also doing badly in the Iowa primaries last week. "While there is great work left to be done, you know I am the math guy, and it is clea...
John Obi Mikel and his family ‘racially abused by Fenerbahce fans’ as his club take legal action
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John Obi Mikel and his family ‘racially abused by Fenerbahce fans’ as his club take legal action

Ex-Super Eagles captain and Trabzonspor midfielder, John Obi Mikel, was allegedly the target of racist abuse from Fenerbahce supporters after their Turkish Super Lig clash on Saturday. It was reported that thousands of abusive and harmful messages were sent to Obi Mikel's social media accounts, as well as to his family, as his side defeated their arch-rival 2-1. Turkish media detailed how abusive messages were sent to the player's Instagram page. 'including use of the N-word and banana emojis'. His club, Trabzonspor have confirmed an official criminal complaint over racist abuse allegedly suffered by the former Chelsea midfielder. In a statement released, Trabzonspor wrote: 'Racism is a shelter for helpless and ignorant. 'We condemn the racist attacks against our player Ob...
Manchester United Chief Ed Woodward’s House now Being Protected by Police
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Manchester United Chief Ed Woodward’s House now Being Protected by Police

Manchester United chief executive, Ed Woodward's home is now being protected by police after angry fans attacked his Cheshire mansion on Tuesday night. The attack was done by about 20 balaclava-clad supporters who are said to be members of United's notorious 'Men In Black' hooligan firm. The fans launched fireworks and a smoke bomb before spray painting his gates red in protest of how he has been running the club since c retired in 2013. Luckily for Woodward, 48, his wife, and their young twins were not at home when the thugs attacked the property. Cheshire Police have now launched an investigation after the attack by hooded thugs In a statement, Police said:"At around 10.45pm on Tuesday, 28 January, Cheshire police were notified of an incident of criminal damage th...
Prince Harry Delivers Emotional Speech Addressing his Decision to Step down from Royal Duties
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Prince Harry Delivers Emotional Speech Addressing his Decision to Step down from Royal Duties

Prince Harry delivered an emotional speech last night addressing his decision to step down from royal duties. During a dinner for supporters of Sentebale in London, Prince Harry gave a speech explaining what's been going on in his life over the past few weeks. He said he was doing that so people could hear it from him. Recall that Queen Elizabeth released a couple of statements after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they were stepping back as "senior" members of the royal family. In her most recent statement, she explained that Harry and his family will always be loved by members of her family. She added that they have her full support and that she was proud of them. Buckingham Palace then released a basic outline for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's future. Under this...
‘Thanks for everything’ – Momo Sissoko’s message to LFC supporters as he hangs his boots
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‘Thanks for everything’ – Momo Sissoko’s message to LFC supporters as he hangs his boots

Momo Sissoko has paid tribute to 'all the love' he received from Liverpool supporters throughout his career after announcing his retirement from the game. The 34-year-old has made the decision to hang up his boots, having represented a host of clubs during his time in football, including Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. The midfielder made 87 appearances across three seasons for the Reds between July 2005 and January 2008, and was a popular figure among those in the stands. Asked whether he had a message for fans, Sissoko told Liverpoolfc.com: "The response is easy: Thanks for all the love, thanks for everything. I'm very proud to be part of the Liverpool family. "I came to a family team like Liverpool. I want to thank everyone in Liverpool, all of the supporters over the wo...
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DSS: We Didn’t Arrest Sowore In Court — His Supporters Were Only Acting

The Department of State Services (DSS) says its officers did not arrest Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, in court, claiming that the journalist’s supporters were only acting an “orchestrated drama”. A statement signed by Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesperson, the state secret police, said there were none of its officers involved in the incidents recorded in the courtroom. “It has become important that the Department of State Services responds to the serial misinformation being circulated in the media about its involvement in the incident that occurred on 6th December, 2019 at the Federal High Court, Abuja,” the statement read. “It is instructive to note that during the court proceeding of the day under reference, Defence Counsel, Femi FALANA (SAN), called th...
Arsenal Fans Stay At Home As Gunners Faced Frankfurt In Near-Empty Stadium
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Arsenal Fans Stay At Home As Gunners Faced Frankfurt In Near-Empty Stadium

Arsenal fans sent under-fire Unai Emery and the board a clear message this evening as thousands stayed away for 2-1 home loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League. Emery claimed ahead of the game that all players and backroom staff support him amid a dire run of results, telling reporters: "I feel the club, everyone responsible in that area is backing me. Really I appreciate it a lot." However, the swathes of empty seats is another damning indictment on fans' unhappiness with Emery in charge, especially on a night where qualification for the Europa League knockout stages was on the line. The official 'tickets sold' figure was 49,419 but the number of those in seats inside the group could have been as low are half that figure. Screenshot_20191128232035 Arsenal have...
Manchester United can’t expect ‘overnight’ success – Ed Woodward
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Manchester United can’t expect ‘overnight’ success – Ed Woodward

Manchester United have a clear plan of how to bring top trophies back to Old Trafford, according to executive vice chairman Ed Woodward, but he has warned supporters not to expect success "overnight". Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has overseen a turbulent start to the season after four wins from 12 Premier League games and despite describing the campaign so far as "mixed", Woodward is confident the club is on the right track as they aim to return to the Champions League and end a six-year title drought. "We have a clear vision in terms of football philosophy and recruitment," Woodward said as United announced first quarter revenue of £135.4 million -- up £0.4m on last year on year despite missing out on Champions League broadcast payments. "The significant investments that we have ...
Yahaya Bello, His Wife And Supporters Celebrate After He Was Declared Winner
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Yahaya Bello, His Wife And Supporters Celebrate After He Was Declared Winner

Jubilation is in the air at the Kogi State Government House as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and incumbent Governor, Yahaya Bello, has been re-elected. Governor Bello was returned elected on Monday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), having scored the highest number of votes in the keenly contested poll. The Returning Officer for the election and Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ibrahim Umar, made the declaration at the INEC office in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.
Two Liverpool Fans Miss Win In Genk After Accidentally Travelling to Gent Instead
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Two Liverpool Fans Miss Win In Genk After Accidentally Travelling to Gent Instead

Two Liverpool supporters were left red-faced last night after accidentally booking tickets to Gent instead of Genk in order to watch their team play. The duo came to Belgium for the Genk-Liverpool match, but inadvertently became stranded in Gent after getting the two destinations mixed up. The hapless pair didn't even realize their mistake until 30 minutes before kick-off, after they were spotted by locals wandering the town centre in search of Genk's stadium, clutching their tickets in hand. They eventually accepted their embarrassing blunder and instead opted to watch the game in a local Irish bar and taking an awkward selfie to commemorate the occasion. After being tracked down by a local Belgian radio station, the men later revealed that they had both shelled out over £19...
Gabon President Ali Bongo Who Suffered Stroke Asks Supporters To Vote Him Again
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Gabon President Ali Bongo Who Suffered Stroke Asks Supporters To Vote Him Again

President Bongo of Gabon made a surprise appearance public yesterday where he addressed supporters. Mr Bongo suffered a stroke in Oct 2018 and has been seen a handful of times since. His Head of Cabinet Brice Laccruche Alihanga, urged supporters to vote for him in 2023. The President Ali Bongo, despite suffering from a stroke, was seen campaigning and asking the crowd to vote for him for President again in 2023. He has ruled since 2009 after he takes over from his dad, Omar Bongo was Gabon President for 42 years (1967 - 2009). This has caused some mixed reactions while people are asking who bewitched Africa. Watch The Video here... President Bongo of Gabon made a surprise appearance public yesterday where he addressed supporters. Mr Bongo suffered a stroke in Oct...
Photos/video: Hailings, smiles welcome Sowore as he arrives court this morning
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Photos/video: Hailings, smiles welcome Sowore as he arrives court this morning

Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja for his arraignment on charges of treasonable felony and other offences instituted against him by the Federal Government. His supporters were in court to welcome him as they hugged and exchange pleasantries with him. More photos and video below… Click to watch
Nice Vs Marseille Match Suspended Due To Homophobic Chants And Banners
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Nice Vs Marseille Match Suspended Due To Homophobic Chants And Banners

Nice’s first game since being taken over by Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe descended into chaos after it was temporarily suspended due to banners and chants. Clement Turpin, the referee for the Ligue 1 fixture against Marseille, went to speak with Nice boss Patrick Vieira before concluding the game needed to be halted for 10 minutes while the issue with the supporters behind one of the goals was sorted. ‘We can’t stop a game every time some idiots do something, otherwise we’ll never play, it’s nonsense,’ Nice midfielder Wylan Cyprien told Canal+ during the stoppage in play. Concerns were raised five minutes before the decision was made to temporarily suspend the match as the stadium announcer looked toplead with supporters to end insulting behaviour. ‘We ask you to s...
Villarreal Awards: Samuel Chukwueze Wins Best Breakout Player Award
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Villarreal Awards: Samuel Chukwueze Wins Best Breakout Player Award

Super Eagles Player, Samuel Chukwueze presented awards by the club’s supporters for their performances in the 2018-19 campaign. The Villarreal fans club has named Samuel Chukwueze the club’s breakout star for the 2018-19 season. The supporters club, also known as Agrupació de Penyes del Villarreal CF(AVP) presented the awards to the African duo alongside Santi Cazorla, who was recognised as the best player. Chukwueze had a memorable 2018-19 season as he broke into the Yellow Submarines first team.
“Babe I Love You And Miss You” – Mike Gives A Shoutout To His Wife And Supporters
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“Babe I Love You And Miss You” – Mike Gives A Shoutout To His Wife And Supporters

BBNaija housemate, Mike seems to be really missing his wife as he gave her a shout-out during his diary session. Mike also thanked his fans and supporters for pushing him through till this point. He said: "Shoutout to my wife, Babe i love you, i cant wait to see you and am always thinking about you.To my fans and supporters thank you and i dont take any of this for granted. Watch Video:  
Afcon 2019: Appiah should apologise and quit Black Stars – Sarpong
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Afcon 2019: Appiah should apologise and quit Black Stars – Sarpong

The Black Stars boss has been urged to reconsider his time as head coach of the national team Veteran Ghanaian coach Joseph Emmanuel 'JE' Sarpong believes the best thing for Ghana coach James Appiah to do is to vacate his post. Appiah's future as head coach of the West Africans remains uncertain amid incessant criticism and calls for his dismissal after the Black Stars failed to impress supporters. The four-time champions' hopes of winning a first title in 37 years ended in failure following a Round of 16 penalty defeat to Tunisia.
South Africa’s watchdog accuse President Cyril Ramaphosa of ‘potential money laundering’ over a campaign donation
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South Africa’s watchdog accuse President Cyril Ramaphosa of ‘potential money laundering’ over a campaign donation

South Africa's watchdog has accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of misleading parliament and potential money laundering over a campaign donation.   Ramaphosa has previously denied any wrongdoing and his supporters say the allegations made by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane are politically motivated. The scandal is seen as part of a larger power struggle within the governing party.   Last year, Ramaphosa told parliament that he had not received election campaign donations from a controversial local company during his bid to lead the ruling African National Congress (ANC). It later emerged that was not true and Ramphosa apologised saying he had been misinformed but South Africa's corruption watchdog has now said Ramaphosa deliberately misled parliament and should be i...
Afcon 2019: Kanu and Agali make surprise visit to Nigeria training
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Afcon 2019: Kanu and Agali make surprise visit to Nigeria training

The Super Eagles welcomed the ex-internationals to Friday’s training session ahead of Sunday’s showdown with Algeria Nwankwo Kanu and Victor Agali paid a surprise visit to Super Eagles training session on Friday evening.The ex-internationals turned up at the session at Aero Sport Club as Gernot Rohr’s men continue their preparations for their Africa Cup of Nations semi-final versus Algeria. 42-year-old Kanu, considered as the greatest player in Nigeria football history, has been a staunch supporter of the three-time African champions since the competition started. According to him, his presence will help psyche Rohr’s team to victory against Djamel Belmadi’s side.
Africa says farewell to Madagascar and toasts Tunisia’s progress
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Africa says farewell to Madagascar and toasts Tunisia’s progress

We came across more Tweets thanking Madagascar for lighting up Afcon, than those celebrating with the Carthage Eagles Tunisia thrashed Madagascar 3-0 at Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo on Thursday night. The Carthage Eagles progress to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations, where they will face Senegal. We do provide a strong compilation of Tweets from Tunisian supporters excited with their team reaching the last four. There were also fans happy to see both Algeria and Tunisia progress on Thursday.
Afcon 2019: I hope Al Ahly fans will support Angola – Geraldo
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Afcon 2019: I hope Al Ahly fans will support Angola – Geraldo

The Palancas Negras striker is hoping for extra support from his club supporters for his national team Angola striker Geraldo has revealed he is hoping for extra support for his national team as they get set for their campaign at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) against Tunisia on Monday. While Angolan supporters have made the trip to North Africa, Geraldo, who is on the books of Al Ahly told Times Sports that he hopes Red Devils’ fans will be behind him. "I hope Al Ahly fans will support Angola in the tournament,” he said.
“Please Be Prayerful,” Adeleke Tells Supporters Ahead Of Supreme Court Judgement
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“Please Be Prayerful,” Adeleke Tells Supporters Ahead Of Supreme Court Judgement

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun State 2018 governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has called on his supporters to be prayerful ahead of the Supreme Court judgement. Igbere TV reports that the Supreme Court will on Friday, July 5 deliver judgment in the appeal filed by Adeleke following the Appeal Court ruling in favour of Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a statement sent to Igbere TV on Friday by Adeleke’s Media Aide, Mr. Olumide Lawal, he called on his supporters to remain calm and be law-abiding. He expressed hope and confidence that “by the special grace of God and the judicial process,” he would emerge victorious on July 5. Adeleke assured the people of the state that he will not disappoint them whe...
The One And Only Akinfenwa Pens Contract Extension With Wycombe
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The One And Only Akinfenwa Pens Contract Extension With Wycombe

London-born Nigerian striker Adebayo Akinfenwa has inked a new one-year contract with EFL League One side Wycombe Wanderers which will keep him at The Blues until at least the end of the 2019-2020 season. The 37-year-old featured heavily for Wycombe Wanderers last term, making 39 appearances in all competitions and was involved in 16 goals (7 goals, 9 assists). And he has now extended his stay at Adams Park for a fourth season after joining the club from AFC Wimbledon in 2016. ''People have been writing Bayo off since he first pulled on a pair of football boots, but he continues to deliver year after year and he’s such a huge part of what we’ve been building here, so I’m delighted to keep him here,'' manager Gareth Ainsworth told the club's official website. ''He brings so much...
‘Fear motivating me to succeed at Real Madrid’ – Rodrygo ready for Bernabeu switch
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‘Fear motivating me to succeed at Real Madrid’ – Rodrygo ready for Bernabeu switch

The 18-year-old is eager to prove himself in the Spanish capital after saying his final goodbyes to Santos supporters on Wednesday Real Madrid's €54 million (£48m/$60m) summer signing Rodrygo says that "fear is motivating him" to succeed at Santiago Bernabeu. The Brazilian forward signed for the La Liga giants on a six-year contract last summer, before spending a final season at Santos. The 18-year-old rose through the youth ranks at the Urbano Caldeira Stadium before graduating to the first team in 2017.
Wales boss Giggs calls upon referees to help fight racism ahead of European qualifiers
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Wales boss Giggs calls upon referees to help fight racism ahead of European qualifiers

The 45-year-old takes his side to the Balkans and has stated that he feels more can be done to combat the issues of discrimination rampant at games Wales manager Ryan Giggs has called upon officials to be prepared to take teams from the field if they face racist abuse during their upcoming 2020 European Championship qualifiers. The Dragons travel to Osijek on Saturday to face Croatia in the first of two matches this month, with him side also facing Hungary. It will be the first visit of a British side to the Balkans since England travelled to Montenegro in March, where players were the targets of discriminatory chanting from home supporters.
Emery asks for patience as rebuild continues at Arsenal
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Emery asks for patience as rebuild continues at Arsenal

After his first season ended with Europa League final defeat the first-year boss asked Gunners supporters to trust him as he works to improve his team Unai Emery has asked Arsenal’s supporters to trust him as he embarks on a long-term rebuilding process in North London. The ex-PSG boss’s first season in charge ended in a chastening 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku on Wednesday night. The game represented their last chance to qualify for next season’s Champions League, after a fifth-place finish in the Premier League.
PSG Takes Final Decision on Tuchel’s future
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PSG Takes Final Decision on Tuchel’s future

Paris Saint-Germain have handed manager Thomas Tuchel a new contract until June 2021, despite a disappointing second half of the season. Tuchel replaced Unai Emery on a two-year deal last summer and helped PSG successfully defend their league title this season. Although the French champions made a fine start under the German tactician, their season nosedived as they were dumped out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage for the third straight year and also failed to retain the two domestic cups. However, the PSG hierarchy have chosen to retain Tuchel, offering him new terms. “I’m delighted to extend my contract and commitment to Paris Saint-Germain. “I’d like to thank the chairman, Nasser Al-Khelaifi and the whole club for their trust in me and my staff. “This o...
Van Persie Apologizes To Arsenal Fans For Dumping Them For Man United
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Van Persie Apologizes To Arsenal Fans For Dumping Them For Man United

Robin van Persie has apologized to Arsenal supporters, over his move to Manchester United in 2012. The Dutch striker went on to win the Premier League the following season, finishing as the top goalscorer in the league. Van Persie’s departure left a bitter tastes at the Emirates, that still resides in some quarters today. But he has taken the first step in an attempt to make amends. Van Persie told BBC Sport: “I get that the fans were angry with me. “I was the captain, top scorer and we came third that year. But just sometimes you feel you need a challenge, a new adventure. “If I hurt people, I’m sorry. But that’s me. I made that decision and I stand by it. But that doesn’t mean that I look in a negative way towards Arsenal.”
Buhari Jogs As He Performs Lesser Hajj In Saudi Arabia
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Buhari Jogs As He Performs Lesser Hajj In Saudi Arabia

A photo of President Muhammadu Buhari jogging while performing lesser hajj in Saudi Arabia is currently trending online. The picture shows the president carrying out the exercise while performing one of the rites of hajj at the Masjid Haram (the Grand Mosque) in Makkah. At the end of the exercise, Buhari granted an interview where he said he would continue to pray for the country. Some of the president’s supporters reacted by asking those who had said Buhari was ill and unfit to hold public office to seek forgiveness from God.