Wembley possible venue for Merseyside derby, title decider

Liverpool could win their first Premier League title at Wembley after the national stadium emerged as ‘the most likely venue’ for the Merseyside derby and their meeting with Manchester City. It was reported on Friday morning that Liverpool ‘almost certainly’ won’t win their first English championship in 30 years at their Anfield home due to […]

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Zola names two players who got ‘bored’ under Sarri

Eden Hazard and Willian were among the Chelsea players who got “bored” of Maurizio Sarri’s methods, according to Blues legend Gianfranco Zola. Zola served as assistant manager under Sarri during the current Juventus boss’ sole season in charge at Stamford Bridge, in what was a campaign of mixed success. Chelsea won the Europa League and […]

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Ronaldo names Liverpool, PSG stars in top 5 players

Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe (C) vies for the ball with Monaco’s Polish defender Kamil Glik during the French L1 football match between Monaco (ASM) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco on January 15, 2020. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) Ronaldo ranks Liverpool striker Mo Salah and imaginary […]

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Obaseki orders Police investigation into death of Miss Omozuwa

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State. The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has ordered thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level student of the Department of Microbiology, University of Benin (UNIBEN), in Ikpoba Hill axis of Benin City, the state capital. Miss Omozuwa was […]

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Chicharito slams Moyes over ‘error’ that ‘still haunts’ Man United

Javier Hernandez thinks Man Utd made the wrong decision in hiring David Moyes to be Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor with his appointment “still haunting” the club. Man United have struggled to hit the heights of Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign since he left in 2013 with Moyes the first manager to attempt to carry on Scot’s […]

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Lagos govt discharges 21 COVID-19 patients

May 31, 2020 updates. By Olasunkanmi Akoni The Lagos State Government has discharged 21 more coronavirus patients, after they tested negative twice to the virus. In a statement on Sunday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said: “21 COVID-19 Lagos patients— six females and 15 males — including a foreign national have been discharged from our isolation facilities […]

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Nigerian doctors’ welfare will be my priority — Professor Ujah

Professor Innocent Ujah By Chioma Obinna The newly-elected President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Professor Innocent Ujah has said that his administration will prioritise the welfare of Nigerian doctors. Ujah, in his acceptance speech shortly after he was elected President of the Association, said he would lobby and advocate for improved remuneration, realistic hazard […]

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HEALTH CARE: From one general hospital to 20 in 21 years in Anambra

By Vincent Ujumadu By 1999 when the current democratic dispensation came into being, Anambra State had only one developed general hospital and that was the Onitsha General Hospital. Though there were other general hospitals located in some local government headquarters, they were more or less glorified health centres as most of them lacked the basic […]

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Trump should call America’s representatives at African Development Bank to order — HURIWA

AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina By Jimoh Babatunde Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has confirmed that the entire body of the organised civil rights community in Nigeria have passed a vote of confidence on the President of the African Development Bank Dr. Akinwumi Adesina. The group has resolved to send […]

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Cross River LG election: PDP records landslide victory, wins all 18 Chairmanship positions

…sweeps all 196 Councillorship wards By Ike Uchechukwu – Calabar The ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Cross River recorded a clean sweep of last Saturday’s council elections held across the 18 Local Government Areas, LGAs, of the state. The party also cleared all 196 councilorship positions at the ward level at the poll. According […]

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Group calls for independent autopsy for late NDDC Executive Director

Afigh Iwad Eket, the umbrella socio-political group of the people from the oil-producing Eket senatorial district, Akwa Ibom State, has called for a thorough investigation into the death of the Acting Executive Director, Finance of the Interim Management Committee, IMC, of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Ibanga Etang. In an open letter to President Muhammadu […]

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Just in: Dangote wins World Travel Market Award with CNN commercial

Alhaji Aliko Dangote Barely a week after emerging the most admired brand in Africa, Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) has won another award through its television commercial on the Cable Network News (CNN) detailing its business processes. The company said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos that Dangote Industries won “Most Compelling Agency Story” award […]

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COVID-19: Ogun doctors lament ‘salaries delay, unfair treatment’

Association of Resident Doctors, ARD, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, OOUTH, Sagamu has lamented the delay in the payment of their salary, hazard allowances and unfair treatment of government. The association also denied signing any MOU with the state government over their plights. In a statement by the association’s President, Dr. Popoola Abiodun, and General […]

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Covid-19: 72 test positive from 1,018 samples collected in Kano – Official

By Bashir Bello KANO – Kano state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba says of 1, 018 samples collected by the state Task Force on COVID-19, from suspected cases, 72 were found to be positive. Garba who stated this in a statement on Sunday said the samples were submitted to three testing centres in the […]

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COVID-19: Kogi lawmakers trade tackles with NCDC, Melaye over state index case

…Says NCDC got it wrong By Boluwaji Obahopo – Lokoja As the ding-dong between Kogi State Government and the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control, NCDC continue over the COVID-19 index case in the state, lawmakers in the state have taken a swipe at the centre, said they were wrong in their assessment. The legislators under […]

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COVID-19: CAN can’t speak for Christians — OKOTIE

By Sam Eyoboka *Chris Okotie SENIOR Pastor of the Household of God Church, Oregun, Lagos, Rev. Chris Okotie has finally broken his long silence, with his renewed challenge to the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, to speak for Christians, an opinion he has always canvassed. In a statement released yesterday, Rev Okotie […]

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Lagos PDP, APC trade words over Sanwo-Olu’s first year in office

By Olasunkanmi Akoni The main opposition party in Lagos State, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the ruling All Progressives Party, APC, have disagreed over the performance level of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the last one year in the state. While PDP described it as a year of “abysmal performance of monumental failure,” APC described it […]

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IPPIS: Academic Technologists give notice of strike to FG

…Hold Accountant General responsible for any industrial action ―SSANU …Says payment of Minimum Wage not reflected on salary By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja The National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, has given strike notice to the Federal Government over its dissatisfaction with payment of salaries through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS and […]

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