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Suarez Can Help Barcelona Win Champions League - Messi

4 years ago /
Sports  

The Catalans have made a flying start to the new season without the Uruguay international but the Argentine believes the €94m man could prove crucial in Europe Lionel Messi believes that new signing Luis Suarez can help Barcelona win the Champions League. Suarez joined the Catalan club from Liverpool for a fee of €94 million this summer...

Tiwa Savage Sacks Husband, Employs Mekka Millions As New Manager

4 years ago /
Entertainment 

As the drama of Tiwa's marriage unfolds and news that they may be headed for divorce spreads, the singer has further distanced herself from her Husband/Manager Teebillz by relieving him of his ‘managerial’ duties. She has employed Emeka aka Mekka Million to do the job. It will be recalled that popular...

Unity Is Needed To Surmount Security Challenges - Uduaghan

4 years ago /
Nation 

Delta state governor Emmanuel Uduaghan says Nigeria needs to be more united in order to surmount its present challenges. Governor Uduaghan expressed the view at the inter-denominational thanksgiving service in commemoration of Nigeria’s 54th independence anniversary and dedication of the new government house chapel in Asaba, the state capital. The governor acknowledged that...

Sturridge To Miss Champions League Game Against Basel

4 years ago /
Sports  

Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of Liverpool's crucial Champions League clash with Basel on Wednesday.Manager Brendan Rodgers had hoped Sturridge would recover from a hamstring problem sustained on England duty in time to travel with the rest of the Reds squad to Switzerland, but the 25-year-old has only just resumed full...

Nigeria Has 64 Million Adult Illiterates - NMEC

4 years ago /
Education 

The National Mass Education Commission, NMEC, says 64 million Nigerian adults are illiterates. The Chairman of the Governing Board of the commission, Esther Udehi, made this known on Monday in Awka during a courtesy call to the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Nkem Okeke. She said the trend is worrisome. The visit...

31,695 Offenders Arrested In 8months In Ogun State - FRSC

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun said it arrested and persecuted about 31695 traffic offenders from January and August for various traffic offences. Mr. Adegoke Adetunji, the Sector Commander in Abeokuta said the offenders were arrested for committing the various traffic offences with impunity. Adetunji explained that the culprits violated...

PayPal To Split From eBay In 2015 Flotation

4 years ago /
International News 

PayPal is to be spun off from online auction site eBay, to become a separate publicly traded company. The spin-off is to take place in the second half of 2015. The board of eBay said a decision had been made to separate as a strategic move to help maximise growth and shareholder...

 

Afghan, U.S. Officials Sign Long-delayed Security Pact

4 years ago /
International News 

Officials from Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement to allow American troops to stay in the country after the end of the year, fulfilling a campaign promise by new President Ashraf Ghani. National security adviser Hanif Atmar and U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham signed the bilateral...

Ekiti Crisis: Fayose Calls On NJC To Expose The Cans Of Worms

4 years ago /
Politics 

Mr. Ayodele Fayose, the Ekiti Sate Governor-elect has asked for the National Judicial Council (NJC) to conduct an investigation into the beating of a judge that he was accused of and also other occurrences in the state judiciary of recent, saying it would only make the truth known and expose...

Unlawful Detention: Court Orders SSS To Apologize to El-Rufai, Pay Him N2million In Damages

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State, on Monday ordered the State Security Service (SSS) to apologize to a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai, and to pay him N2 million in damages for unlawful detention. A statement issued by Muyiwa Adekeye, a media aide to...

UEFA Champions League Returns As Barcelona Faces PSG, City Battle Roma

4 years ago /
Sports  

UEFA Champions League group phase matches return on Tuesday night with eight matches involving teams in group E to H. English premier league champions, Manchester city will be seeking for their first points at home against A.S Roma. City lost 1-0 to last season finalist Bayern Munich a fortnight ago, while the...

Stoke Boss Hails 'Highflying' Moses After Newcastle Victory

4 years ago /
Sports  

Nigeria winger Victor Moses has earned the praise of his manager at Stoke City, Mark Hughes after their lone goal victory over Newcastle United in Monday night. Moses, who is on loan from Chelsea, crossed the ball for Peter Crouch to nod in and give the home side their first victory at the Britannia Stadium.   "[Moses...

Australia Police Arrest Man Accused Of Funding U.S. Fighter In Syria

4 years ago /
International News 

Australian police arrested a 23-year-old man in Melbourne on Tuesday on suspicion of funding a U.S. citizen who went to fight in Syria. The Australian investigation was sparked by a tip-off from the FBI earlier this year, a police statement said. The man, who has not been named, is accused of providing...

I Will Only Leave Chelsea If I'm Sacked - Mourinho

4 years ago /
Sports  

Jose Mourinho insists he will only leave Chelsea if he is sacked, though he has not ruled out the possibility of one day managing a Premier League rival.Mourinho first departed Stamford Bridge in September 2007 after a breakdown in relations with Blues owner Roman Abramovich put an end to a trophy-laden three years...

Buhari Ignores Entreaties To Drop Presidential Bid

4 years ago /
Politics 

Major-General Buhari, former military Head of State, appears  to have ignored the humble request from advocates to step down and allow a younger aspirant carry the flag of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in next’s years presidential election. Buhari foolowers have continued to gather support from every segment of the party...

Everton's Mirallas To Be Out For Four Weeks

4 years ago /
Sports  

Everton fear they will be without Kevin Mirallas for at least four weeks after he suffered a hamstring tear in Saturday’s Merseyside derby. The Belgium forward pulled up after just 30 minutes of the game and early signs are not good. Manager Roberto Martinez said afterwards, ‘It seems bad. It’s a hamstring....

Anxiety Heightens As NFF Elections Holds Today

4 years ago /
Sports  

The NFF elections will take place today in Warri, Delta State. It is expected that there will be ripple ef­fects, no matter how the election is conducted because it has been very long that a crisis-free election was conducted to usher in Nigerian football politicians. Already, the FIFA unrecognized election of...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic To Miss UCL Game Against Barcelona

4 years ago /
Sports  

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League showdown with Barcelona on Tuesday because of a heel injury. The French champions announced in a statement that the Sweden star, who has missed the last two Ligue 1 games, has not fully recovered from the left heel problem and is out of...

2015: Amaechi Tells Rivers People To Decide His Successor

4 years ago /
Politics 

Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi has told the electorates in the state to ensure that they decide who succeeds him. Governor Amaechi made the comment in Port Harcourt at a church service to mark Nigeria’s 54th independence anniversary. Addressing the worshippers who gathered at the Saint Cyprian Anglican church for the special Nigerian...

Nigeria At 54: Bad Leadership Worse Than Ebola - ACT

4 years ago /
Nation 

As Nigeria celebrates its 54th year of independence, a youth and political pressure group, Advocate for Collective Transformation ACT has said the effect of the ravaging Ebola Virus Disease, EVD cannot be compared to bad leadership in the country.   ACT in its independence anniversary message signed by its National President, Comrade Oluwatayo Fashogbon and...