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Mikel Is Chelsea's Stabiliser - Mourinho

4 years ago /
Sports  

Jose Mourinho has explained why he puts on John Obi Mikel for Chelsea. Mikel has made all five of his appearances from the bench this season as Mourinho looks to park that infamous Chelsea bus to make sure all three points are secured. Mourinho told the Evening Standard that, “People on the bench are...

Atiku Picks APC's N27.5 Million Presidential Form

4 years ago /
Politics 

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday picked the N27.5 million presidential nomination form of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the country’s general elections but asked for equal treatment for all aspirants. Atiku picked the form after a short ceremony at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja.  Speaking...

 

Britain Arrests 6 In Counterterrorism Raids

4 years ago /
International News 

The British counterterrorism police arrested six people on Tuesday in raids across southern England following other detentions in London and the English Midlands. The arrests of three men and three women in Portsmouth and Farnborough, both in Hampshire, and in Greenwich, in southeast London, reflected heightened concerns that the rise of...

 

Time 25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014

4 years ago /
International News 

Mo’ne Davis, 13 Rob Carr—Getty Images It’s not every day that a black female athlete appearson the cover of Sports Illustrated—let alone one who’s 13. So Mo’ne Davis made quite a splash in August when she landed that spot (cover line: “Remember Her Name”) after pitching a shutout game in the Little League...

Van Gaal Right To Spend Big - Sir Alex Ferguson

4 years ago /
Sports  

Sir Alex Ferguson felt Manchester United needed the big-money injection of talent provided by manager Louis van Gaal and chief executive Ed Woodward. United responded to a poor first season after Ferguson's retirement by bringing in Van Gaal, who has spent heavily since his arrival, signing Daley Blind, Angel di Maria,...

I Turned Down PSG Twice - Mourinho

4 years ago /
Sports  

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed he rejected two approaches from Paris Saint-Germain to become the French club's coach. Mourinho, who returned for a second spell as Chelsea manager in the summer of 2013, claims he was offered the chance twice to take charge of the French club before and after...

 

Ebola Crisis: UN Worker Dies In Germany

4 years ago /
Health 

A German hospital says an international member of the United Nations' medical team who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite "intensive medical procedures." The St. Georg hospital in Leipzig said Tuesday the 56-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died overnight of the infection. It released no...

Turkish Warplanes Hit Kurdish Militant Targets In Southeast

4 years ago /
Security 

Turkish warplanes attacked Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in southeast Turkey on Sunday in the first significant air operation against the militants since the launch of a peace process two years ago, Hurriyet news website said on Tuesday. The air strikes caused "major damage" to the PKK, Hurriyet said. They were...

Kenyans Wins 2014 Chicago Marathon

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Kenyans dominated this year's Chicago Marathon with Eliud Kipchoge winning the men's race and Rita Jeptoo triumphing in the women's. Kipchoge finished the race in two hours and four minutes, ahead of fellow Kenyans Sammy Kitwara and Dickson Chumba. With almost a minute between her and second-placed Mare Dibaba, Jeptoo...

President Goodluck Commiserates With Chief Alamieyeseigha On Son’s Death

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan has received with shock and immense sadness news of the death of Mr. Oyamuyefa Alamieyeseigha in Dubai at the weekend. On behalf of his family and the Federal Government, President Jonathan extends heartfelt condolences to Oyamuyefa’s father, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha and his entire family on the untimely loss...

Attack On Edo Legislative Quarters Raises Impunity Under President Jonathan To New Height - APC

4 years ago /
Nation 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has strongly condemned the apparently-orchestrated attack on Edo legislative quarters on Saturday, saying the attack raised the level of impunity under the Jonathan Administration to a level not even contemplated in the days of military rule. In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by its...

Obama Meets Foreign Military Chiefs To Thrash Isis Plans

4 years ago /
Security 

Barack Obama is to discuss the US-led strategy to counter Islamic State (Isis) with military leaders from 20 countries including Turkey and Saudi Arabia, amid growing pressure for the US-led coalition to do more to stop the militants’ advance. President Obama will attend a meeting on Tuesday led by General Martin...

Malabu: President Jonathan Should Come Clean On This Monumental Scandal - APC

4 years ago /
Nation 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently speak out and take action on the monumental Malabu oil scandal that is rocking his Administration and again putting Nigeria under the global searchlight as a corrupt nation.In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its National...

N1.9b Subsidy Scam: ‘Wagbatsama, Others Have Case To Answer’ - Court Rules

4 years ago /
Nation 

Walter Wagbatsama; Adaoha Ugo-Ngadi; Fakuade Babafemi Ebenezer and Ontario Oil & Gas Nigeria Limited are alleged to have fraudulently obtaining the sum of N1,959,377,542.06 from the Petroleum Support Fund for a purported importation of 39.2million litres of Premium Motor Spirit. Walter Wagbatsama, Adaoha Ugo-Ngadi and their company, Ontario Oil and Gas Nigeria...

Nigeria Not Well Governed – Buhari

4 years ago /
Nation 

A former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (Retd), has said that Nigeria is not well managed. He also decried insecurity in some parts of the country, stating that he seriously desires that the country be secured and efficiently managed. Speaking in an interview with journalists in Ilorin on Monday after...

More PDP Governors Will Defect To APC – Kwankwaso

4 years ago /
Politics 

Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State said on Monday that two governors in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would soon defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr. Kwankwaso said this when he paid a courtesy visit on his Kwara counterpart, Abdulfatah Ahmed. Mr. Kwankwaso was in Ilorin as part of his consultations for...

I Did Not Endorse Jonathan, Atiku, Buhari, Others For President

4 years ago /
Politics 

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has debunked reports that he has endorsed an aspirant jostling for the office of the president in February 2015 election. Mr. Obasanjo, who spoke through one of his allies, Oyewole Fasawe, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Monday, said he had neither endorsed nor condemned any...

Eagles’ Loss to Sudan, an Embarrassment, Says Pinnick

4 years ago /
Sports  

President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pinnick, has described as an embarrassment Super Eagles loss to Sudan in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier last Saturday. “It is embarrassing that as reigning champions, we are struggling in the qualifying series, with only one point out of a possible nine....

2015 Elections: Obasanjo Can Endorse Whoever He Wants, Says Atiku

4 years ago /
Politics 

Abuja - Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Monday said former President Olusegun Obasanjo had the right to endorse whoever he wanted for the 2015 presidential elections. Atiku said this in Abuja at a news conference organised by his media organisation to intimate the public of a policy review summit coming up...

Bolivia Election: Leaders Congratulate Morales On Victory

4 years ago /
International News 

Left-wing Latin American leaders have congratulated Bolivian President Evo Morales, who has claimed victory and a third term in office after presidential elections held on Sunday. The presidents of Argentina, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Venezuela expressed their good wishes to Morales. Exit polls show him on 60%, well ahead of his closest rival's...