Zimbabwe: Protesters arrested at banned anti-government march

The normally busy Zimbabwean capital looked almost empty on Friday, with many hiding indoors. The police and military troops patrolled the streets of Harare after an anti-government protest was banned. Demonstrators originally planned to protest corruption but instead asked for the resignation of the ruling political party. Tensions are on the rise in Zimbabwe. Inflation […]

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Not a single offer received for Leverkusen’s Harvetz – Rolfes

Bayer Leverkusen have not received any offers for Kai Havertz despite persistent speculation linking him with Chelsea, sporting director Simon Rolfes has revealed. Havertz, 21, has been a revelation in the Bundesliga ever since making his breakthrough as a 17-year-old in the 2016-17 campaign. The midfielder, who has been played in an increasingly attacking role […]

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Edo 2020: My loyalty to Obaseki sacrosanct, says Shaibu

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State (left) and his Deputy, Philip Shaibu. The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has said his loyalty to Governor Godwin Obaseki is sacrosanct, even as he urged the public to disregard the ongoing propaganda that he is on warpath with his boss. Shaibu accused former APC National […]

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Nicklas Sule injury comeback delights Bayern’s Flick

Hansi Flick was delighted to see Niklas Sule make a long-awaited comeback from injury as Bayern Munich tuned up for the Champions League by beating Marseille in Friday’s friendly. Germany defender Sule has not played since October after rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament, although he was among the substitutes for the DFB-Pokal final triumph over […]

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Former Middlesbrough boss appointed as Birmingham manager

Aitor Karanka has been appointed as the new head coach of Championship side Birmingham City. The Spaniard, who has signed a three-year deal, replaces compatriot Pep Clotet, who was dismissed with four games of the Championship remaining. Karanka led Middlesbrough out of the second tier in the 2015-16 campaign and spent a year as Nottingham […]

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Pioli hopeful Ibrahimovic will extend Milan contract

Stefano Pioli hopes Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be playing his last game for Milan on Saturday and stated the Rossoneri must have loftier ambitions than sixth place next term. Veteran striker Ibrahimovic signed a short-term contract to return to Milan in January and has scored nine goals in 17 Serie A appearances. Ibrahimovic’s future beyond […]

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Facebook challenges YouTube with licensed music videos

Facebook on Friday added licensed music videos to the social network in the US, challenging YouTube for the attention of online audiences. Facebook said users will be able to “come together” around official music videos, with the promise of premier content from J. Balvin, Karol G, Sebastian Yatra, and other artists. “With official music videos […]

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PSG edge out Lyon on penalties in French League Cup final

Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe (R), Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar and teammates celebrate their victory at the end of the French League Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain vs Olympique Lyonnais at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis on July 31, 2020. (Photo by GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP) Pablo Sarabia […]

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Eid el Kabir: Sadiya Umar Farouq calls for sacrifice

Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq has joined other political and spiritual leaders to wish muslim faithful, a happy sallah celebration. In her special Sallah message, the Honorable Minister said Nigerians should rededicate themselves to helping people around them and contribute their quota to […]

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Sharing Sallah meat with Christians builds peace — Sheik Maraya

By Ibrahim Wuyo Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheik Haliru Maraya, has enjoined Muslims to give their Christian neighbours meat from their Sallah ram to promote friendship and harmony, and to intensify their search for knowledge. Quoting from some Islamic sheiks in Saudi Arabia, Maraya, who was an adviser on Islamic matters to late Governor Patrick Yakowa […]

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Oshiomhole insulted me in 2016 because he was marketing bad product, says Ize-Iyamu

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu By Clifford Ndujihe The All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the forthcoming Edo State governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has said the former governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, called him names in 2016 because he (Oshiomhole) had a bad product (Governor Godwin Obaseki) to market. Speaking to Vanguard in an interview, […]

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Obaseki congratulates Olumide Akpata on emergence as NBA President

Mr. Olumide Akpata The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). The governor, in a statement, said Akpata has distinguished himself as a lawyer over the years and was deserving of his new role. According to him, “I congratulate Olumide […]

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Lagosians beg Sanwo-Olu to suspend LagBus fare hike

Some commuters in Lagos State have appealed to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to reverse fares hike approved for Lagos Bus Service Ltd (LBSL) considering economic hardship facing the masses. Recall  that the LBSL, operator of the Marcopolo high-capacity buses in Lagos, had announced that the state government had given approval for an average of 46 per […]

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Eid-el-Kabir: Shekarau, Gaya calls for sober reflection

*Shekarau …Extend helping hands to poor, needy – NUJ tells wealthy individuals By Bashir Bello As the Muslim faithful celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir, Senator representing Kano Central Senatorial District, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau and member representing Aljingi, Gaya and Albasu Federal Constituency, Hon. Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya has called for sober reflection of the festive period. This was […]

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APC will govern Nigeria beyond 2023, says woman leader

The National Woman leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mrs Stella Okotete, has expressed optimism that the party will govern Nigeria beyond 2023. Okotete, who is member of the APC Caretaker Committee, said this on Friday when she led a delegation to donate food items to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Karamajji in […]

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