Monday, 10 July 2017

Etisalat pulls out of Nigeria after loan talks collapse

Abu Dhabi’s Etisalat is pulling out of
Nigeria after an intervention by
Nigerian regulators to save Etisalat
Nigeria failed. All UAE shareholders
of Etisalat Nigerian have left the
board and management of the
company.
Discussions are ongoing between
the UAE shareholders and Etisalat
Nigeria to provide technical
support. Etisalat Nigeria is allowed
to keep using the Etisalat brand but
only for the next three weeks
before it is phased out.
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Below is how Reuters is reporting it:

Abu Dhabi’s Etisalat has terminated
its management agreement with its
Nigerian arm and given the
business time to phase out the
brand in Nigeria, the chief executive
of Etisalat International told
Reuters on Monday.
Nigerian regulators intervened last
week to save Etisalat Nigeria from
collapse after talks with its lenders
to renegotiate a $1.2 billion loan
failed.
All UAE shareholders of Etisalat
Nigeria have exited the company
and have left the board and
management, Hatem Dowidar said
in an interview.
He said discussions were ongoing
with Etisalat Nigeria to provide
technical support, adding that it can
use the brand for another three-
weeks before phasing it out.
.
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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Eid-El-Fitri: FG declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holiday

To celebrate the Eid-El-Fitri, the
Federal Government has declared
Monday June 26th and Tuesday
June 27th as public holiday.
Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman
Dambazau, made the declaration
on Thursday in Abuja on behalf of
the Federal Government.
He urged Muslim faithful and
Nigerians in general to use the
occasion of the celebration for
sober reflection and pray for peace,
unity and progress of the nation.
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Saturday, 3 June 2017

JUVENTUS 1 REAL MADRID 4: RONALDO DOUBLE SEALS HISTORIC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TRIUMPH

Real Madrid won a record
12th Champions League/
European Cup trophy
courtesy of Cristiano
Ronaldo's double against
Juventus.
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Cristiano Ronaldo scored
twice as Real Madrid
defeated 10-man
Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff to
retain their Champions
League crown.
Madrid became the first
team in the Champions
League era to
successfully defend the
trophy with their
sixth triumph in the
competition - and 12th
when you include it in its
former guise of the
European Cup - three of
those victories coming in
the last four years.
A thrilling first half saw
Ronaldo put Madrid
ahead, becoming the first
player to score in three
different Champions
League finals in the
process.
Mario Mandzukic
equalised for Juventus
with a spectacular
overhead kick that will
live long in the memory.
But Madrid dominated
the second half as Juve
collapsed, Casemiro
scoring with the help of a
huge deflection before
Ronaldo made sure of
the victory from close-
range, ensuring he
finishes above Lionel
Messi as the
competition's top scorer
in the process.
Any hopes of a Juventus
comeback were ended
when substitute Juan
Cuadrado was sent off 18
minutes after coming on,
the winger receiving a
second yellow for a clash
with Sergio Ramos,
before Madrid substitute
Marco Asensio put the
icing on the cake in the
last minute.
Having also secured
LaLiga glory, the win
seals a famous double for
Zinedine Zidane in his
first full season at the
helm, with Madrid the
first side since AC Milan
in 1990 to win back-to-
back European crowns.
Juventus, who had been
seeking a treble after
winning Serie A and the
Coppa Italia, have now
lost five straight finals
since last tasting
continental success back
in 1996, including two of
the last three, having also
lost to Barcelona in
Berlin two years ago.
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600 – Cristiano
Ronaldo has scored his
600th goal in all
competitions for club
and country.
Legendary.
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— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe)
June 3, 2017
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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Comedian AY's ‘10 Days In Sun City’ Hits Cinemas across Nigeria from June 23

The Guinness World record movie
producer and actor comedian AY is
set to take the 3rd instalment
hilarious ‘Akpos’ franchise to a
whole new level with his highly
anticipated ‘10 Days In Sun City’
that will be hitting the cinemas
across Nigeria from June 23, 2017.
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The very romantic, action packed
comedy movie which is coming
after two of his very successful box
office outings of ‘30 DAYS IN
ATLANTA’ and ‘A TRIP TO JAMAICA’
will be showcasing Akpos in an
entirely new hilarious light.
The star-studded comedy movie
features A-list movie cast from
Nigeria such as AY, Richard Mofe-
Damijo, Adesua Etomi, Mercy
Johnson, Falz The Bahd Guy, 2Baba,
Gbenro Ajibade, Juliet Ibrahim, Uti
Nwachukwu, Fathia Balogun,
Freeze, Annie Idibia to name a few.
The movie also features Miguel
Nunez Jr from Hollywood coupled
with a talented and hilarious South
Africa cast that includes Thenjiiwe
Moseley, Amanda Du Pont, Celeste
Ntuli and lots more.
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Friday, 19 May 2017

Mother successfully donates womb to her daughter in India's first womb transfer

A 43-year-old mother has
successfully donated her womb to
her 21-year-old daughter, who was
born without a uterus, with the
hopes that her child can experience
childbirth. The surgery was the first
of its kind in India and was
performed by a team of doctors at
Pune's Galaxy Care Hospital in the
city of Pune in south-west India.
Ther womb transfer took place
yesterday, led by the hospital's
medical director, Dr. Shailesh
Puntambekar. It lasted for nine and
a half hours in total and both
mother and daughter are fine and
in recovery. The 21-year-old will
have to wait for one year to give her
body enough time to heal and
adjust to the new uterus before she
considers trying to get pregnant via
in-vitro fertilization (IVF). She is
currently under observation and
will be kept in Intensive Care Unit
for some days
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"The patient was born without a
uterus and she wanted to have her
own baby and was not ready for
adoption or surrogacy. Since they
knew about the uterus transplant,
they approached us and accepted
the surgery option," Dr Shailesh
Puntambekar said. "Fortunately, her
mother was found to be a medically
suitable uterus donor for her."
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He added: "The procedure is
difficult because multiple large
arteries are to be joined there, and
veins that are small and short. It is
technically very tough."
According to Dr. Mats Brännström,
a professor of obstetrics and
gynaecology at Sweden's University
of Gothenburg, only six babies have
ever been delivered from a uterus
transplant - two from the same
mother. It remains to be seen
whether India's first transplant will
result in a birth though Dr.
Puntambekar said he felt "relaxed
and confident" that it will happen
for his patient.

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

VIO permanently banned from Lagos roads - Govenor Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr.
Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday put
the uncertainty concerning the
absence of Vehicle Inspection
Officers (VIO) on Lagos roads to rest
once and for all, stating
categorically that he has asked
them to stay off the roads
permanently.
Governor Ambode, who said this at
the commissioning of Pedestrian
Bridges, Laybys and Slip Road at
Ojodu Berger, also urged the
Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to
limit its operations to the fringes
and highways and stay clear from
the main streets of the State.
He said the decisions were in line
with his administration’s resolve to
ensure free flow of traffic across the
State, noting that their activities
were contributing to traffic
congestion on Lagos roads. The
Governor said,
¤
“Distinguished ladies
and gentlemen, let me use this
opportunity to reiterate that Vehicle
Inspection Officers (VIO) have been
asked to stay off our roads
permanently.
¤
“We also advice the Federal Road
Safety Corps to stay on the fringes
and highways and not on the main
streets of Lagos. It has become
evident that these agencies
contribute to the traffic challenges
on our roads.”
¤
He said as an alternative, the State
Government would employ
technology to track and monitor
vehicle registration and MOT
certifications and de-emphasise
impoundment of vehicles on the
roads. Speaking on the
interventions in Ojodu Berger,
Governor Ambode said his
administration at inception,
identified the axis as one of the
major traffic flashpoints that
required urgent attention, adding
that the decision was informed by
the strategic importance of this axis
being a major gateway into the
State.
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“What we set out to achieve with
this project was to ensure smooth
flow of traffic along the express,
safeguard the lives of our people
who had to run across the express
and project the image of a truly
global city to our visitors. Today, we
are delighted that we have not only
succeeded in transforming the
landscape of this axis but with the
slip road, lay bys and pedestrian
bridge, we have given a new and
pleasant experience to all entering
and exiting our State.
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“This project is the product of our
innovative team of engineers,
architects and town planners who
have worked hard to create an
innovative solution to tackle the
challenges of this axis. I say a big
thank you to the staff of the Lagos
State Ministry of Works and the
contractors – CCECC Nigeria Limited
for a job well done,” he said.
To improve on the project,
Governor Ambode said a food court
would be built where people can
relax before climbing the
pedestrian bridge, as well as an
interstate bus terminal within the
Ojodu Berger axis for buses coming
from outside Lagos to drop and
load passengers, while intercity
transportation system would move
commuters within the city. Besides,
the Governor assured that his
traffic interventions would not only
stop at the Ojodu Berger axis, but
would be an ongoing process to
create solutions to traffic
congestion in every part of the
State.
¤
“If your neighbourhood or
community is experiencing traffic
challenges, be rest assured that we
will soon be there. We will always
ensure that promises made are
promises kept. We will continue to
rely on the support of all segments
of the population for regular tax
payments, obeying the rule of law
and protection of public
infrastructure. That is the only way
we can progress and achieve our
goal of being one of the world’s top
centres for business, entertainment
and leisure,” he said.
While alluding to the fact that the
State has lived up to its reputation
as a land of possibilities, Governor
Ambode also expressed confidence
that the future prospects of the
State was promising and that the
journey of the next fifty years has
commenced on a very sound and
solid footing. Earlier, in his opening
remarks, the State’s Commissioner
for Waterfront Infrastructure
Development, Engr. Adebowale
Akinsanya said the project was
conceived by the State Government
as a response to the yearnings of
the people of Ojodu Berger
Community for an improved,
efficient and grid lock free road
network, as well as the need to
preserve the sanctity of life of
Lagosians who hitherto were
endangered by the need to cross
the ever-busy Lagos-Ibadan
Expressway.
Akinsanya, who is also overseeing
the Ministry of Works and
Infrastructure, gave the scope of
the project to include 98m
pedestrian bridges with
illumination, 150m length lay-bys
on both sides of the expressway,
500m length of retaining wall with
varying height from 3.5m to 7m and
two multi-by bus park/bus lay-bys
on Ogunnusi road with public
convenience.
Other scope of the project included
650m slip road connecting traffic
outward the expressway to Omole/
Olowora Junction, 700m Ogunnusi/
Wakatiadura dual road from Kosoko
road junction to the expressway,
250m PWC Road to the expressway,
street lighting on all the roads and
multi-bay bus parks, signalization of
all junctions, pedestrian walkway
and drainage infrastructure, among
others.

SIGNED
HABIB ARUNA
CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY
MAY 16, 2017
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Police arrest Fulani herdsmen behind recent killings in Benue State

The Benue State Police Command
has arrested eight Fulani herdsmen
suspected to be culpable in the
recent attacks in Logo Local
Government Area of the state, in
which eight lives were lost. The
suspects are:
i. Saidu Umar 33yrs
ii. Bala Saleh 28yrs
iii. Ibrahim Kologi 23yrs
iv. Alhaji Shuaibu 25yrs
v. Muhammad Bello 25yrs
vi. Alhaji Muhammad 30yrs
vii. Adamu Lalo 29yrs
viii. Umaru Alhaji 23yrs
A statement signed by the
Command's spokesperson, ASC
Moses Joel Yamu said they received
reports of attack on Akaa village in
Logo LGA of the State by suspected
herdsmen on May 07, 2017 at about
1615hrs. On receipt of the report,
the Divisional Police Officer, led
patrol teams to the area and found
three corpses identified as ; Onguga
Use 70yrs, Tersoo Ihom 35yrs and
Iorlumun Ityokaa 62yrs killed by the
suspected herdsmen who were said
to have passed through the village.
The patrol teams while on the trail
of the assailants, recovered five (5)
more yet to be identified corpses in
another village, bringing the
casualty figure to eight (8) deaths.
Corpses​ have been deposited in the
morgue at General Hospital ,Ugba.
The Commissioner of Police, CP.
Bashir Makama Psc had ordered
the Gboko Area Commander to
relocate to Logo, to ensure the
culprits are brought to book and
normalcy restored to the area.
The suspects would be arraigned in
court as soon as investigation is
concluded.

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Friday, 12 May 2017

Chelsea are the new Premier League champions after beating West Bromwich Albion 1-0 at The Hawthorns.

Forgotten
man Michy
Batshuayi
was the
unlikely
goalscoring hero as The
Blues snatched a late victory
over The Baggies.
West Bromwich Albion
started the match well and
Salomon Rondon’s looping
header troubled Blues
keeper Thibaut Courtois early
on.
Pedro went close early in the
match on three occasions
while defenders Gary Cahill
and Cesar Azpilicueta also
saw efforts go just wide.
The Blues
were
inches
away from
taking the
lead 20
minutes
into the
contest but Cahill’s fizzing
effort was bravely blocked by
Gareth McAuley.
Cesc Fabregas struck another
Chelsea effort wide as the
first half ended goalless with
very few clear goalscoring
chances being produced.
The second half started with
Pedro again worrying home
keeper Ben Foster but the
player saw another shot go
wide while Diego Costa
struggled to get off a shot as
he was tightly marked by the
home defence. Moses then
forced a superb low save
from Foster with a strike
across goal before Fabregas
went agonisingly close to
opening the scoring on two
occasions.
Chelsea had a real scare with
a little over 15 minutes
remaining when Rondon beat
The Blues defence before
firing high and wide after a
45 yard run on goal. Albion
continued to search for a
goal which would upset the
party and Nacer Chadli
clipped a chance wide as
Chelsea rode their luck.
With just eight minutes
remaining on the clock,
Chelsea finally broke the
deadlock when Azpilicueta
cut the ball back to
substitute Batshuayi who
beat Foster from six yards.
There was no response from
West Bromwich Albion and
Batshuayi proved to be the
unlikely hero as Chelsea
went on to become Premier
League champions.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Breaking: Gunmen kill Enugu Deputy Gov’s Aide-de-camp

ENUGU-UNKNOWN gunmen struck
on Tuesday night in Enugu the
Enugu State capital killing the aide-
de-camp (ADC) to the Deputy
Governor of Enugu State, Mrs.
Cecilia Ezeilo.
Although details of the story was
sketchy as at the time of going to
press but the deputy governor’s
aide Police Sgt. Hellen was said to
have been shot dead at Abakpa-
Nike axis of Enugu metropolis at
about 10 pm on her way to her
residence after official duty.
Contacted, the State Police Public
Relations Officer, Ebere Amarizu,
who confirmed the incident said
that “it is a painful news”
Amarizu, however, said he was yet
to establish exactly what really
happened before he makes further
comment on the story.
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“If you look at what happened, it is
painful and sad to hear that aide to
deputy governor was shot dead on
her way back after daily activities.
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“We can’t really say exactly what
happened now but we are trying to
find out”, the Police spokesman
added
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Paul Pogba's transfer to Manchester United to be investigated by FIFA following a new document leak

FIFA is set to conduct an
investigation into the transfer of
Paul Pogba from Juventus to
Manchester United after documents
displaying the huge fee paid to
agent Mino Raiola got exposed to
the public. The documents claimed
that Pogba earns a wage of £8.61m,
equivalent to £165,588 a week, and
will receive an annual loyalty bonus
of more than £3.4m from next year.
Both his contract and that of
teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic were
negotiated by super agent Raiola,
who would pocket an incredible
£41m after bringing Pogba from
Juventus to Old Trafford.​
The huge figures are divulged in a
new book entitled Football Leaks:
The Dirty Business of Football, and
it is based on the research of Der
Spiegel journalists Rafael
Buschmann and Michael Wulzinger
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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Arsenal 2-0 Man U. (Arsene Wenger wins Mourinho for first time in the league as Gunners move to the cusp of top four)

It had to take a Granit Xhaka effort
and a former Man U player, Danny
Welbeck's shock header for
coaching veteran, Arsene Wenger to
register his first career win over
rival, Jose Mourinho in the premier
league on Sunday evening.
Jose Mourinho, started with Chris
Smalling, Phil Jones, players that
have been injured for almost two
months to start in the center of the
defence while Wayne Rooney was
brought back into the fold alongside
Juan Mata and young debutant Axel
Tuanzebe. Wenger started with
Danny Welbeck, Mesut Ozil and
Alexis Sanchez upfront while the
likes of Alex Iwobi, Giroud and Theo
Walcott had to settle for a spot on
the bench.
Swiss international, Granit Xhaka
fired from 30 yards out in the
second half and a nasty deflection
by Ander Herrera saw the ball
overtake De Gea- whose future as
each second passes by, seems to lie
more in Madrid than in
Manchester.
And shockingly within two minutes,
Mancunian, Danny Welbeck headed
home from a Alex Oxlade-
Chamberlain cross to give them all
three points despite a late fight
back from Jose Mourinho's side.
Wenger with this win, also broke
another record, it was the first time
Man U lost in the league after the
4-0 drubbing by Chelsea in October
2016, and Mourinho, hopeful of
winning the Europa league ,
maybe... just maybe, might rue this
missed opportunity to close up on
the champions league spots. Could
Wenger resign if Arsenal don't make
the top four? Only time can tell!
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

WhatsApp DOWN - Messaging service NOT WORKING for thousands of users

WhatsApp is down tonight.
It appears the service went offline
at around 9pm with thousands now
unable to access the popular
messaging service.
Down detector is showing
thousands of outages across the UK
and other parts of the world
including Brazil and the US.
One user wrote on a forum:
"Showing Connecting.... Looks like
an issue with the service."
Whilst another said: "Whatsapp
stopped working for me at 21:13
today."
It's currently unclear what is
causing the issues or when things
will be back online.
WhatsApp is down tonight.
It appears the service went offline
at around 9pm with thousands now
unable to access the popular
messaging service.
Down detector is showing
thousands of outages across the UK
and other parts of the world
including Brazil and the US.
One user wrote on a forum:
"Showing Connecting.... Looks like
an issue with the service."
Whilst another said: "Whatsapp
stopped working for me at 21:13
today."
It's currently unclear what is
causing the issues or when things
will be back online.
Those who use WhatsApp as their
primary messaging app will be
aware the popular chat can get
pretty crowded, pretty fast.
This can lead to important
conversations being pushed down
the list – and lost below the fold.
Thankfully, the ability to pin key
conversations presents an elegant
solution to the problem. And could
save your thumb a lot of scrolling.
WhatsApp beta 2.17.162 and beta
2.17.163 both include the ability to
pin three conversations to the top
of the chat list.
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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

BREAKING!!! IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Rejects Bail

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the
Indigenous People of Biafra
(IPOB), has rejected the bail
granted him by Binta Nyako,
justice of the federal high court,
Abuja.
Nyako had granted Kanu bail on
stringent terms on Tuesday. One
of the conditions is that he must
present a Jewish leader as
surety.
But a family source told
TheCable that the IPOB leader
had rejected the order for his
conditional release.
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“Nnamdi Kanu has said he will
not accept the bail until other
persons he was charged
alongside are granted bail as
well,” the source said.

“You know how he is. That is his
decision.”
However, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Kanu’s
lawyer, said his client had not
rejected the bail.
TheCable understands that
Israel and Sally Kanu, the IPOB
leader’s parents, are not
satisfied with the conditions
given for the release of their
son, hence they have called for
his unconditional release.
Kanu alongside other three
accused persons – Chidiebere
Onwudiwe, Benjamin
Madubugwu and David
Nwawuisi – are facing trial for
alleged treasonable felony.
Nyako had quashed six of the
11-count charges filed against
them. But she sustained the rest
which bordered on treason.
Kanu has been in Kuje prisons,
Abuja since 2015.
There were wild celebrations in
the south-east at the news of
Kanu securing bail. But the
celebrations were punctured
when the conditions of his
release became clear.
Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor,
and Femi Fani-Kayode were
among those who came to show
solidarity with the IPOB leader
at the court on Tuesday.
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Source: The Cable
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Court grants IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu,bail

A Federal High court sitting in Abuja
has granted bail to the director of
the Indigenious People of Biafra
IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako
granted Kanu bail on health ground
today April 25th. As part of his bail
conditions, Kanu is expected to
provide three sureties with N100
million each.
The sureties must include a serving
senator, a jewish religious leader
and a highly respected person that
must own a land property
anywhere in Abuja.
Justice Binta also ordered that Kanu
must not grant any press interview
or organize any rally pending the
outcome of his trial. According to
Justice Nyako, Kanu would be
released to go home after fulfilling
his bail conditions. Kanu was
arrested in October 2015 for
treasonable offences.
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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Willian and Hazard deliver for Conte after Chelsea boss' FA Cup gamble

Three quick thoughts
from Chelsea 4-2 Tottenham in the
FA Cup semifinals at Wembley on
Saturday.

1. Hazard makes the difference
for Chelsea

Antonio Conte's gamble to leave
Eden Hazard and Diego Costa on
the bench paid off as Chelsea beat
Tottenham 4-2 in a compelling FA
Cup semifinal.
Hazard came off the bench with
half an hour to go, and his
compelling cameo changed the
game. He scored the goal that sent
Chelsea in front for the third time
and then set up Nemanja Matic to
score the fourth.
Chelsea go into next month's FA
Cup final with a chance to win the
Double. Hazard and Costa will also
be relatively fresh for their team's
Premier League match against
Southampton on Tuesday, where a
victory would bring the title a step
closer.
Willian gave Conte's team the lead
twice in the first half. Harry Kane
and Dele Alli both leveled with
brilliant goals, but Hazard had the
last word.
Chelsea started well. Nathan Ake, in
for Gary Cahill, made a strong
challenge on Kane in the fourth
minute, and the Blues broke at
pace. Pedro stormed clear and was
almost in shooting position when
Toby Alderweireld slid across and
scythed the Spaniard down. The
Spurs centre-half was shown a
yellow card, but further
punishment awaited Tottenham.
Willian curled the ball over the wall
and into the far corner of Hugo
Lloris' goal. The goalkeeper was
unexpectedly slow into his dive and
perhaps should have done better.
Chelsea's pace troubled Tottenham.
Pedro and Willian were eager to run
with the ball at defenders and
Michy Batshuayi's movement
presented a different set of
problems for the centre-backs than
they were expecting to encounter
with Costa. The 23-year-old does
not have Costa's power, though.
The Belgian should have doubled
the score just before the quarter
hour, but his unopposed header
was weak, and Lloris saved easily
this time.
Chelsea were left to rue the miss
three minutes later when
Tottenham forced a corner. David
Luiz headed the set piece clear, but
all 11 Chelsea players were deep in
the penalty area. They were too
deep. Spurs were allowed to work
the ball out wide on the right, and
Christian Eriksen was given time to
fire in a cross. It was not the best
effort by the Dane, but Kane dived
low and glanced the ball into the far
corner. It was a magnificent,
unstoppable piece of improvisation
from an expert goal scorer.
But just as Spurs were beginning to
dominate, Son Heung-Min -- playing
wing-back -- made a huge mistake.
Victor Moses charged into the area
and Son slid across to try to
intercept the ball. Moses saw him
coming and waited for Son to miss
the ball before dragging his legs to
let the Tottenham player make
contact. Moses could have easily
avoided going down, but the chance
to be awarded a penalty was too
good to miss. Martin Atkinson, the
referee, took a long look at the
incident, checked with his assistant
and pointed to the spot. Tottenham
protested, but Willian expertly sent
Lloris the wrong way to put Chelsea
back into the lead.
Alli had struggled to make an
impact in the first half, but he
sprung to life in six minutes into
the second period, powering down
the inside left channel and flicking
the ball into the net from Eriksen's
fine pass. The goal showed all the
midfielder's attributes: power,
anticipation and a deadly finish.
Shortly afterwards, just on the
hour, came the inevitable double
substitution. Hazard and Costa
arrived. The game changed in an
instant.
Tottenham continued to swarm
forward and were looking the likely
winners, but Hazard was always
going to have the last word. The
Belgian was lurking on the edge of
the area for a rare Chelsea corner
and was in the perfect position
when a headed clearance dropped
out of the air. Hazard took one
exquisite touch that set up the ball
perfectly and then rifled his shot
into the far corner. Conte's team
were in front with one injection of
class.
Matic made it safe for Chelsea with
10 minutes remaining with a
splendid shot from 25 yards after
Hazard teed him up. The Belgian
went on a mazy run inside the box
before rolling the ball to the
midfielder, whose shot gave Lloris
no chance and made sure Chelsea
reached the final.
Hazard made all the difference.

2. Conte gamble pays off as
Willian strikes

Conte took a huge gamble and it
looked for a long time like it had
gone awry. Batshuayi led the line in
Costa's absence with Willian
operating in the areas the Belgian
usually patrols.
It was not quite a makeshift
Chelsea side, but it was some way
from Conte's strongest XI. Against
the team who have emerged as
Chelsea's only serious challengers
in the Premier League, it was a bold
move.
There has been rumbling
discontent with Costa's attitude
behind the scenes since interest in
a move to China emerged in
January. It was hardly a surprise
that the striker had fallen out with
his manager. Even so, if omitting
Hazard was Conte's attempt to
prioritise the league, it could have
had dangerous consequences.
Defeat to Spurs, who are despised
at Stamford Bridge, would linger
longer in the supporters' memories
than even winning the title.
Batshuayi is some way from the
finished article. Apart from the first-
half header he wasted, he had little
impact on the game. He worked
hard but offered little else. It was a
matter of time before Costa
replaced him.
Willian was different. His quickness
off the mark and tendency to run
into dangerous areas made him
one of Chelsea's better performers.
It was a surprise when he was
withdrawn for Hazard. The Brazilian
went straight down the tunnel and
may have picked up a knock. The
man who bailed his manager out,
though, was Hazard. His influence
changed the match completely.
Conte will think twice about leaving
him out again.

3. Spurs' Wembley woe

Playing at Wembley has been
problematic for Spurs. They lost two
out of three Champions League
group games, winning only the
meaningless match against CSKA
Moscow, and drew their Europa
League game against Gent.
Mauricio Pochettino's side are
expected to use the stadium as
their home ground in next year's
Premier League, and an inability to
win games at the venue would
bring the progression of
Tottenham's young team to a
juddering halt.
Losing another game here when
they were on top for so long will
have a serious impact on their
confidence for next season.
Their tendency to lose discipline
was highlighted by Son's wild
sliding challenge that gave away the
penalty. Pochettino seemed to
accept that the Son experiment had
failed when he replaced him with
Kyle Walker after 67 minutes.
With Hazard on the pitch it made
sense to shore up the right-back
position with Kieran Trippier
switching to the left. At the time of
the switch, Spurs were still on top
but in a matter of minutes they fell
apart.
Once Hazard put Chelsea in front,
Tottenham's Wembley demons
seemed to reappear. Pochettino
has all summer to fix things, but the
team's performances in this
stadium do not bode well for next
season.
Three quick thoughts
from Chelsea 4-2 Tottenham in the
FA Cup semifinals at Wembley on
Saturday.

1. Hazard makes the difference
for Chelsea

Antonio Conte's gamble to leave
Eden Hazard and Diego Costa on
the bench paid off as Chelsea beat
Tottenham 4-2 in a compelling FA
Cup semifinal.
Hazard came off the bench with
half an hour to go, and his
compelling cameo changed the
game. He scored the goal that sent
Chelsea in front for the third time
and then set up Nemanja Matic to
score the fourth.
Chelsea go into next month's FA
Cup final with a chance to win the
Double. Hazard and Costa will also
be relatively fresh for their team's
Premier League match against
Southampton on Tuesday, where a
victory would bring the title a step
closer.
Willian gave Conte's team the lead
twice in the first half. Harry Kane
and Dele Alli both leveled with
brilliant goals, but Hazard had the
last word.
Chelsea started well. Nathan Ake, in
for Gary Cahill, made a strong
challenge on Kane in the fourth
minute, and the Blues broke at
pace. Pedro stormed clear and was
almost in shooting position when
Toby Alderweireld slid across and
scythed the Spaniard down. The
Spurs centre-half was shown a
yellow card, but further
punishment awaited Tottenham.
Willian curled the ball over the wall
and into the far corner of Hugo
Lloris' goal. The goalkeeper was
unexpectedly slow into his dive and
perhaps should have done better.
Chelsea's pace troubled Tottenham.
Pedro and Willian were eager to run
with the ball at defenders and
Michy Batshuayi's movement
presented a different set of
problems for the centre-backs than
they were expecting to encounter
with Costa. The 23-year-old does
not have Costa's power, though.
The Belgian should have doubled
the score just before the quarter
hour, but his unopposed header
was weak, and Lloris saved easily
this time.
Chelsea were left to rue the miss
three minutes later when
Tottenham forced a corner. David
Luiz headed the set piece clear, but
all 11 Chelsea players were deep in
the penalty area. They were too
deep. Spurs were allowed to work
the ball out wide on the right, and
Christian Eriksen was given time to
fire in a cross. It was not the best
effort by the Dane, but Kane dived
low and glanced the ball into the far
corner. It was a magnificent,
unstoppable piece of improvisation
from an expert goal scorer.
But just as Spurs were beginning to
dominate, Son Heung-Min -- playing
wing-back -- made a huge mistake.
Victor Moses charged into the area
and Son slid across to try to
intercept the ball. Moses saw him
coming and waited for Son to miss
the ball before dragging his legs to
let the Tottenham player make
contact. Moses could have easily
avoided going down, but the chance
to be awarded a penalty was too
good to miss. Martin Atkinson, the
referee, took a long look at the
incident, checked with his assistant
and pointed to the spot. Tottenham
protested, but Willian expertly sent
Lloris the wrong way to put Chelsea
back into the lead.
Alli had struggled to make an
impact in the first half, but he
sprung to life in six minutes into
the second period, powering down
the inside left channel and flicking
the ball into the net from Eriksen's
fine pass. The goal showed all the
midfielder's attributes: power,
anticipation and a deadly finish.
Shortly afterwards, just on the
hour, came the inevitable double
substitution. Hazard and Costa
arrived. The game changed in an
instant.
Tottenham continued to swarm
forward and were looking the likely
winners, but Hazard was always
going to have the last word. The
Belgian was lurking on the edge of
the area for a rare Chelsea corner
and was in the perfect position
when a headed clearance dropped
out of the air. Hazard took one
exquisite touch that set up the ball
perfectly and then rifled his shot
into the far corner. Conte's team
were in front with one injection of
class.
Matic made it safe for Chelsea with
10 minutes remaining with a
splendid shot from 25 yards after
Hazard teed him up. The Belgian
went on a mazy run inside the box
before rolling the ball to the
midfielder, whose shot gave Lloris
no chance and made sure Chelsea
reached the final.
Hazard made all the difference.

2. Conte gamble pays off as
Willian strikes

Conte took a huge gamble and it
looked for a long time like it had
gone awry. Batshuayi led the line in
Costa's absence with Willian
operating in the areas the Belgian
usually patrols.
It was not quite a makeshift
Chelsea side, but it was some way
from Conte's strongest XI. Against
the team who have emerged as
Chelsea's only serious challengers
in the Premier League, it was a bold
move.
There has been rumbling
discontent with Costa's attitude
behind the scenes since interest in
a move to China emerged in
January. It was hardly a surprise
that the striker had fallen out with
his manager. Even so, if omitting
Hazard was Conte's attempt to
prioritise the league, it could have
had dangerous consequences.
Defeat to Spurs, who are despised
at Stamford Bridge, would linger
longer in the supporters' memories
than even winning the title.
Batshuayi is some way from the
finished article. Apart from the first-
half header he wasted, he had little
impact on the game. He worked
hard but offered little else. It was a
matter of time before Costa
replaced him.
Willian was different. His quickness
off the mark and tendency to run
into dangerous areas made him
one of Chelsea's better performers.
It was a surprise when he was
withdrawn for Hazard. The Brazilian
went straight down the tunnel and
may have picked up a knock. The
man who bailed his manager out,
though, was Hazard. His influence
changed the match completely.
Conte will think twice about leaving
him out again.

3. Spurs' Wembley woe

Playing at Wembley has been
problematic for Spurs. They lost two
out of three Champions League
group games, winning only the
meaningless match against CSKA
Moscow, and drew their Europa
League game against Gent.
Mauricio Pochettino's side are
expected to use the stadium as
their home ground in next year's
Premier League, and an inability to
win games at the venue would
bring the progression of
Tottenham's young team to a
juddering halt.
Losing another game here when
they were on top for so long will
have a serious impact on their
confidence for next season.
Their tendency to lose discipline
was highlighted by Son's wild
sliding challenge that gave away the
penalty. Pochettino seemed to
accept that the Son experiment had
failed when he replaced him with
Kyle Walker after 67 minutes.
With Hazard on the pitch it made
sense to shore up the right-back
position with Kieran Trippier
switching to the left. At the time of
the switch, Spurs were still on top
but in a matter of minutes they fell
apart.
Once Hazard put Chelsea in front,
Tottenham's Wembley demons
seemed to reappear. Pochettino
has all summer to fix things, but the
team's performances in this
stadium do not bode well for next
season.
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Friday, 21 April 2017

Europa League draw: Man Utd v Celta Vigo, Ajax v Lyon

Manchester United will face
Spanish side Celta Vigo in the
semi-finals of the Europa League.
The Premier League side have won
the European Cup three times but
have never triumphed in the
continent's secondary club
competition.
Dutch side Ajax, winners in 1992,
come up against French club Lyon
in the other last-four tie.
The first legs will be played on 4
May with the second leg on 11 May,
and the final in Stockholm, Sweden
on 24 May.
United manager Jose Mourinho
won the competition with Porto in
2003 and comes up against La Liga
club Celta, who have never won a
major European competition.
Ajax, who beat Schalke 4-3 on
aggregate to reach the last four, are
also experienced European
campaigners. They have won the
Champions League/European Cup
four times previously and the
Europa League/Uefa Cup once,
beating Torino in the 1992 final.
In the Champions League draw,
holders Real Madrid play city rivals
Atletico Madrid and French side
Monaco take on Italian club
Juventus.
Zinedine Zidane's side could
become the first club to retain the
trophy in the Champions League
era in the final on 3 June in Cardiff.
The first legs of those ties will be
played on 2 and 3 May, with the
return legs taking place the
following week.
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Champions League draw: Real Madrid face Atletico Madrid, Monaco v Juventus

Holders Real Madrid will face
rivals Atletico Madrid in the semi-
finals of the Champions League -
a repeat of last year's final.
Zinedine Zidane's side could
become the first club to retain the
trophy in the Champions League
era in the final on 3 June in Cardiff.
French side Monaco take on Italian
club Juventus in the other last-four
tie.
The first legs will be played on 2
and 3 May, with the return legs
taking place the following week.
Real, aiming to win Europe's
premier club competition for a 12th
time, beat German champions
Bayern Munich 6-3 on aggregate to
reach the last four.
Atletico, meanwhile, ended Premier
League champions Leicester's
fairytale run in Europe, edging the
Foxes 2-1 over two legs.
Juventus claimed an impressive 3-0
aggregate win over Barcelona
while Monaco defeated Borussia
Dortmund 6-3..
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Monday, 3 April 2017

I Have No Beef With Olamide – 9ice

Singer 9ice, has opened up on his career,
relationship with former label mate,
Olamide and producer, ID Cabasa.
Speaking with Saturday Beats, 9ice talked
about his hit song Gongo Aso revealing he
never knew it would be that successful.
In his words:
¤
“Although people believe that ‘Gongo Aso’
is my best album, to me, my album,
‘Tradition,’ still remains my best album in
terms of content and lyrics. What you
believe would sell might not sell but it does
not mean that it is not good. I never knew
‘Gongo Aso’ would be a successful album.
In fact, that was not even the title of the
album. The initial title of the album was
‘My dictionary, your diary’; but when the
song became very popular, ID Cabassa
suggested that we make the song the title of
the album. The song, ‘Gongo Aso’ was not
supposed to be part of the album. I had
finished recording the album when the song
came to me and Cabassa said we should
destroy all the promo copies we had made
and promote the song. We promoted it and
the song went viral. It was never planned.”
On his plans to bring home the Gramy as
stated in his Street Credibility track, he said:
¤
“I am still working on bringing the Grammy
to Nigeria. Abraham Lincoln tried several
times before he became the president of the
US while Buhari tried about four times
before he became president. As long as I am
still doing music, I can still get the
Grammy.”
On his relationship with Olamide and ID
Cabasa:
¤
“There is no issue between myself” Olamide
and Reminisce. The reason I was not at one
of Olamide’s concerts was because I was
not in the country and that was the same
reason I missed Reminisce album listening
party. During the last Sallah, I was at
Reminisce’ house and that was where I ate
Sallah meat. It is just that our schedules are
tighter now. I was on Olamide’s first album
and he was on my last album. I have so
many songs with Olamide that are yet to be
released. I also feature in about four songs
with Reminisce that have not yet been
released. I am on his recent album. The only
album Reminisce has pushed out and I was
not there was ‘Baba Afusat’ and that is
because I travelled out of the country. I have
been on all his albums. It is just that I have a
busy schedule now. Imagine if we want to
have a Code Tunes concert as big as all its
artistes are now; don’t you think it will be a
big budget that would require lots of time to
take Olamide out of his terrain, it has to be
worth it for him to come and participate.
Those are some of the factors. It is not as if
someone is fighting or angry with anybody.
There is nothing like that,” 9ice said.

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Brazil becomes first country to qualify for Russia 2018 World Cup!

Brazil has officially become the first
country to qualify for next year's
World cup in Russia after the South
American nation defeated Paraguay
3-0 on Wednesday morning, and
then watched Peru's inflict a 2-1
victory over Uruguay.
The win over Paraguay, inspired by
country captain Neymar, was
Brazil's 13th match without a loss,
booking their place in Russia.
In Brazil's group, Colombia,
Uruguay and Chile occupy the
remaining three guaranteed World
Cup spots..
Brazil even though they lost their
first game during qualifying, to
Chile, have not lost in the 13
subsequent matches. A run which
means Brazil sits on 33 points after
14 matches, with 10 wins, one loss
and three draws.
“When I look at my family — the
players — and when we talk to
the fans and see how happy they
are, that’s when you think ‘I’m
part of something very special,'”
Head coach, Tite said after Brazil’s
qualification was confirmed.
Congrats to them!
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Cristiano Ronaldo climbs into the top 10 international goalscorers of all time after scoring 70th & 71st goal for Portugal Football star, business man an


Football star, business man and
World Footballer of the year,
Cristiano Ronaldo has broken
another record!
The Real Madrid star scored two
goals against Hungary last week, his
69th and 70th goal for his country,
Portugal, and then followed it up
with another goal against Sweden
his 71st, which automatically put
him among the top 10 highest
goalscorers for national sides in the
history of football. Congrats to him!
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Keystone Bank names Transition Board

Following its sale to new investors,
Keystone Bank on Tuesday
announced the appointment of
Alhaji Umaru H. Modibbo and Mr.
Hafiz Bakare as board Chairman
and acting Managing Director/Chief
Executive Officer respectively.
The lender also announced the
appointments of Mrs. Yvonne
Isichei as Executive Director as well
as Mrs. Titilayo Tairat Adebiyi and
Mr. Bulus Bunken Dan-Habu- as
Non-Executive Directors.
A statement from the lender’s
Head, Corporate Communications,
Omobolanle Osotule, said the new
board is a transitional governance
arrangement, which follows:
¤
“the successful conclusion of the
divestment of Keystone Bank
Limited by the Asset Management
Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON),
which culminated in the
Completion Meeting of 23 March
2017 and the formal handover of
the bank to the Sigma Golf-
Riverbank Consortium (the
Consortium).”

According to the statement:
¤
“The transitional governance
arrangement, which will take
effect from the 1st of April 2017 is
subject to approval by the Central
Bank of Nigeria. By the 31st of
March 2017, the current board of
the bank (including the MD/CEO,
Mr. Philip Ikeazor) would have
fully disengaged, except for Mr.
Bakare and Mrs. Isichei, who will
continue as part of the
transitional governance board.”
Modibbo started his working career
as a Commercial Officer in the then
Gongola State Civil Service, and
would later join the Gongola State
Investment Company Limited
where he rose to the rank of Senior
Investment Executive.
A 1983 graduate of Business
Administration from the Ahmadu
Bello University, Zaria, Alhaji
Modibbo qualified as a Chartered
Stockbroker in 1991 and was
elected to the Council of The
Nigerian Stock Exchange from 1993
to 1996. He is currently a member
of the Investors Protection Fund
(IPF) of the Nigerian Stock
Exchange.
He founded Sigma Pensions
Limited, and served as its Managing
Director/Chief Executive from 1st
February 2011 to 31st October
2016.
Hafiz Bakare is currently the
Executive Director, Corporate Bank
& Treasury at Keystone Bank
Limited also overseeing the Lagos &
West Directorate. Before his
appointment to the Board of
Keystone Bank in July 2014, he was
running a management consulting
and capacity development firm he
founded with the objective of
assisting organisations across
different sectors to deliver
sustainable value in an increasingly
challenging and dynamic
environment.
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Monday, 27 March 2017

AMCON hands over Keystone Bank to new investors

Following the sale of Keystone Bank
to Sigma Golf-Riverbank
Consortium by the Asset
Management Corporation of Nigeria
(AMCON), the new investors have
finally taken possession with a view
to repositioning the bank
immediately.
A statement from the bank said the
handover took place last Friday
after the Completion Board Meeting
to consummate the acquisition and
pave way for the takeover was held
the previous day (Thursday) with
representatives of Sigma Golf-
Riverbank Consortium (the Buyer),
AMCON (the Seller), Board and
Management of Keystone Bank as
well as the advisers to the buyer
(KPMG Professional Services,
Boston Advisory Services, Giwa
Osagie & Co., Pan-African Capital
Limited) and the Seller (FBN Capital
Limited, Citibank Nigeria Limited,
Banwo & Ighodalo, CrosswrockLaw).
Recall that AMCON had announced
on Tuesday 21stMarch 2017 that
Sigma Golf-Riverbank Consortium
had acquired Keystone Bank
Limited. The Completion Meeting
signified the effective hand-over of
the bank to the buyer and the
commencement of a transition
process that will culminate in the
reconstitution of the Board and
Management of the bank to reflect
the new ownership.
Keystone Bank, formerly Bank PHB,
was taken over by AMCON in 2011
and has been managed by the
AMCON-appointed board and
management which stabilised the
bank over the years to make it
attractive as potential new
investors, who emerged as
preferred bidders after a very
transparent and competitive
bidding process.
Analysts believe that the
emergence of the Sigma Golf-
Riverbank Consortium will bring a
new lease of life to Keystone Bank
with the expected injection of fresh
capital that would position the bank
to play competitively in the industry
and actualize its full potentials.
¤
“In moving the bank forward as a
major player in the industry, the
new investors will be backed up
by a pool of reputable
professionals both currently
within the bank and across the
industry.
¤
“Keystone Bank, therefore,
assures all its stakeholders that
the transition process will
reposition the bank to serve its
customers better, creating
enhanced value for all
stakeholders”, the statement
added.

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A total of 193 pupils (meant to turn 9-11 years) fell pregnant between 2014 and 2016 in South Africa

A total of 193 pupils in grades 3, 4
and 5 (the grades in which one is
meant to turn nine to 11) fell
pregnant between 2014 and 2016. If
pregnant school children from
grades 6 and 7 are added, this
number increases to 1 449, reports
The Citizen .
¤
"This information should shock
every South African. Young girls,
most under the legal age of 16,
are having their futures
undermined, likely through being
taken advantage of or abused,"
said Sonja Boshoff, DA MP and
member of the portfolio
committee on basic education.

She added that the DA
would urgently submit further
parliamentary questions to find out
if these girls were under the age of
16 and, if so, whether any charges
had been instituted against those
responsible, as this would be
statutory rape.
¤
“We will also investigate whether
these girls have since returned to
school, following the birth of their
child, what support the school
and the department of basic
education have provided them to
catch up on the syllabus, and
whether counselling and other
emotional support have been
provided,” Boshoff said.

In 2014, 18 357 pupils fell pregnant,
with 15 504 in 2015, and 8 732
pupils last year.
¤
“Although the overall numbers
seem to indicate a drop in school
pregnancies, the department was
not able to provide the statistics
for Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-
Natal.
¤
“Traditionally, these two provinces
account for large numbers of
school pregnancies: a total of 6
477 in 2014, and 5 178 in 2015
combined,” Boshoff said.
“It is vital that Minister of Basic
Education Angie Motshekga
provide these missing numbers as
a matter of urgency so that a
realistic and honest assessment
can be made and solutions can be
found. These young girls cannot
be lost to the system and the
department must follow up to
ensure that they continue to
attend school,” Boshoff said.
¤
“Keeping children in school
should be our major priority if we
are to ensure that every person,
no matter the circumstances of
their birth, are able to live a life
they truly value, filled with
opportunity. This is something the
DA will continue to fight for.”

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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Fayose promises to tone down his criticism of President Buhari

Ekiti state
governor, Ayo
Fayose, has
promised to tone
down his crticism
of President
Buhari and his
government.
Fayose made the
promise when he
spoke with the
Minister of Works,
Roads and
Housing
Babatunde
Fashola at the
Ekiti state
government
house.
Fayose said this
when he was
thanking Fashola
of the Federal
government roads
being constructed
in the state.
¤
"If we would be
getting this
much of help,
we wouldn't be
criticizing the
Federal
government
like this and
maybe bcause
of you now, I
would tone
down".
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Jamie Vardy reveals death threats over alleged involvement in Claudio Ranieri’s sacking

Leicester City
striker Jamie
Vardy has
revealed he
received death
threats after it
was alleged by UK
Media outfits that
he played a major
role in the sacking
of former coach
Claudio Ranieri,
barely 9 months
after winning the
club's first
premier league
title.
Leicester City
prior to Ranieiri's
sack were
languishing in the
relegation zone
and the club
owners shockingly
made the
decision to sack
the Italian
manager,
replacing him
with Craig
Shakespeare.
It had been
reported that
senior players
such as Jamie
Vardy and
Schmeichel had
asked the owners
to sack Ranieiri –
but the players
have categorically
denied the claims
And now Jamie
Vardy has
revealed that he
received death
threats from
Leicester fans
over the alleged
gang-up.
In an interview
published by
Guardian UK
newspapers on
Tuesday morning,
Vardy said:
↓↡
“The story is
out there, then
people pick it
up and jump
on it and you’re
getting death
threats about
your family,
kids,
everything,”
Vardy said. “I
try to get on
with it but
when people
are trying to cut
your missus up
while she’s
driving along
with the kids in
the back of the
car it’s not the
best. It’s
happened
plenty of times.
It is terrifying.”
¤
Vardy said the
threats had been
made “on social
media, walking
down the street,
you name it” and
insisted he was
wrongly named as
one of the players
who allegedly
turned against
the manager who
won the first
league
championship in
Leicester’s
history.
He also denied
there was a
problem with the
players and their
former manager.
↓↡
“No, not at all.
Basically if
there was an
issue you went
and did it in the
gaffer’s office,
man to man. Or
you did it on
the tactics
board because
he was happy
for you to come
in and put your
opinion across.
↓↡
“Apparently the
meeting that
got him sacked
I read one story
that said it was
straight after
the Sevilla
game. Absolute
shambles. It
said I was
personally
involved in a
meeting when I
was actually sat
in anti-doping
for three hours.
The stories
were quite
hurtful. A lot of
false
accusations
were being
thrown out
there and
there’s nothing
us, as players,
could do about
it.”
¤
Vardy was also
criticized for not
posting a farewell
message to his
former manager
on his social
media account,
immediately after
his sacking.. But
he has revealed
that he took over
48 hours to post a
social media
message because
'it was very hard'
for him.
↓↡
“I can
understand
what you are
saying but,
personally, my
tweet was
[meant to be]
going out
straightaway,
but I wrote it
that many
times I couldn’t
quite get the
wording right.
You don’t know
what to say. It
was 24 hours
before I did it
but we had just
got back from
Seville. We
were delayed,
landed, then
went straight
home, kids in
the bath and
straight to bed
myself.
↓↡
“It’s hard. Don’t
get me wrong,
what he did for
Leicester was
unbelievable
and nobody
would have
expected that
[title] in a
million years.
We can only
thank him for
that. The way
this season has
gone, players
never seem to
be the ones
who get the
sack. It always
falls on the
manager and
that is what has
happened. We
are all sincerely
gutted that it
did.
↓↡
“I get abuse at
every stadium
that I turn up
at. You are
always going to
get stick from
fans. It is part
and parcel of
football. I’m
one that carries
on and winds
them up a bit.
Do I enjoy it?
Yeah, it’s just
me. I couldn’t
tell you why I
get it, but it’s
part of the
game. I am not
really fussed
about it. It’s
fine by me.”
¤
Vardy also
explained why he
had not chosen to
report the death
threats to the
police. “All that
can happen is
they get banned
on Twitter,” he
said.
↓↡
“People get cut
up but if there’s
no cameras
you’re
screwed.”
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Saturday, 18 March 2017

PDP is dead- Former Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime says as he decamps to APC

Former Enugu state governor,
Sullivan Chime, has decamped from
PDP to APC. Speaking to newsmen
in Enugu after announcing his
defection, Chime said his decision
to defect is based on the fact that
PDP is a dead party.
¤
"The PDP, we used to be members
of is dead. The party I joined in
1999 and had the opportunity of
leading in the state for eight years
is no longer in existence.
We have two groups claiming to
be in charge of the party as
chairman. These two, none of
them can actually lay claim to the
chairmanship of the party. There
is no provision in PDP’s
Constitution for interim caretaker
committee led by Sen. Ahmed
Maikarfi. The PDP convention has
no power to set up a caretaker
committee and did not seek to
amend the party’s constitution”
he said
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Friday, 17 March 2017

Manchester United fined £20,000 by Football Association for failing to control players in FA Cup against Chelsea

Manchester United fined £20,000
by Football Association for failing
to control players in FA Cup
against Chelsea
The Red Devils face a
punishment for their conduct at
Stamford Bridge

Manchester United have been
fined £20,000 by the Football
Association after accepting a
charge of failing to control their
players during Monday's FA Cup
defeat at Chelsea.
United's run in the competition was
ended at Stamford Bridge by Jose
Mourinho's old club on a night
when Spaniard Ander Herrera was
dismissed in the 35th minute for a
second caution following a foul on
Eden Hazard.
Several United players surrounded
referee Michael Oliver after he
brandished the red card at Herrera
and that earned the club a
misconduct charge, and the
standard punishment of £20,000
has now been applied.
If United had challenged the charge
and it had been proven, the fine
would have gone up to £30,000.
An FA statement read: "Manchester
United have been fined £20,000
after the club admitted an FA
misconduct charge and accepted
the standard penalty.
"It relates to a breach of FA rule
E20(a) for failing to ensure its
players conducted themselves in an
orderly fashion in or around the
35th minute of their Emirates FA
Cup quarter-final against Chelsea
on Monday 13 March 2017."
Herrera himself will miss this
weekend's game against
Middlesbrough along with West
Brom's visit to Old Trafford after
the international break as it was his
second dismissal of the campaign.
United are also without Zlatan
Ibrahimovic for both of those
fixtures after the Swede received a
retrospective punishment when his
elbow caught Bournemouth's
Tyrone Mings in the face.
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Europa League: Manchester United face Anderlecht in quarter-finals – live!

Thoughts on that draw? United have a
little history with Anderlecht – the sides
have met six times in European
competition, with United winning four
and losing two. Their last meeting, in
October 2000, saw the Brussels club win
2-1 – a result that helped them pip their
opponents to top spot in their Champions
League group. A more positive omen for
United is that their record win in any
competition came against Anderlecht – a
10-0 triumph way back in the 1956
European Cup.
¤
The draw in full

Anderlecht v Manchester United

Celta Vigo v Genk

Ajax v Schalke

Lyon v Besiktas
¤
Lyon v Besiktas
And finally, a tricky round trip for Lyon,
second favourites for the trophy behind
United.
¤
Ajax v Schalke
Two former winners of the UEFA Cup –
Ajax in 1992, Schalke in 1997 – are
drawn together.
¤
Celta Vigo v Genk
Celta, the only hope for Spain to continue
their recent dominance of this
competition, face Genk.
¤
Anderlecht v Manchester United
United will face the Belgian league
leaders!

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Champions League and Europa League quarter-final draws -

We're down to the final eight teams
in the Champions League after a
wild round of 16 which saw more
drama than you can shake a stick
at.
Leicester City are the Premier
League's only representatives in the
last eight after they made it past
Sevilla to keep their hopes of
another unlikely trophy alive.
Barcelona are in the hat after their
historic comeback win over Paris
Saint-Germain and will be joined by
their compatriots Real and Atletico
Madrid.
Bayern Munich thrashed Arsenal to
book their place, with Borussia
Dortmund also booked their place,
as did Juventus and Monaco.
The balls are set to be released this
morning and we will know who will
face who in the quarter-finals.

As you would expect from
European club football's premier
club competition, there are some
juicy looking quarter-final ties to
look forward to next month.
The Premier League champions
will face last year's losing
European Cup finalists Atlético
Madrid while Juve go up against
Barcelona in a repeat of the
2015 final.
The tie of the round, though,
will have to be Bayern Munich
up against Real Madrid
while Borussia Dortmund's
game with Monaco will, no
doubt , be a high-scoring affair.

¤
The Champions League quarter-
final draw in full
¤
Atlético Madrid v Leicester City.

Borussia Dortmund v Monaco

Bayern Munich v Real Madrid

Juventus v Barcelona

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JAMB Registration 2017/18 Starting Date, Online Form, Requirements

JAMB Registration form for
2017/2018 CBT is out online at
jamb.org.ng. Sales of form now
has a starting date and closing
date. Here is the
guide, requirements and all you
need to know that will walk you
through the registration process. All
candidates who seek admission into
Nigeria’s Federal, State and Private
Universities, Federal, State and
Private Polytechnics, Colleges of
education and other specialised
institutions are hereby notified.
All secondary school leavers who
wish to gain admission in the
coming 2017/2018 session
through Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination (UTME)
should follow instructions released
strictly. Below is the majority of
information you need to
successfully register for JAMB 2017.

JAMB Registration 2017 / 2018
Period (Registration Starting and
Closing Date)
Majority of the questions we have
been getting have been about when
JAMB registration for 2017 will
start. Yes, there has been a long
delay than usual in the
commencement of JAMB
registration 2017 online for UTME. A
lot of intending applicants are
already frustrated by the long wait
and would like to know when they
can go online to register. Now the
information you want is here.

NOTE: Intending JAMB candidates
should note that JAMB CBT
registration will start on the
Monday 20th March, 2017, and
scheduled to come to a close on
Wednesday 19th April,
2017. Registration portal closes on
Saturday 22nd April 2017. Now,
the closing date has not been set
by JAMB.

DIRECT ENTRY (DE):
For Direct Entry Candidates, the
JAMB application will be on sale
from Sunday 23rd April, 2017.
JAMB Exam Starting and End Dates,
Venues
Exam Starts 6th May, 2017 to 20th
May, 2017 (excluding May 12, 2017
because of Candidates sitting for
WAEC’s Further Maths Exam). The
venue of the examination will be at
any centre in the candidate’s
chosen examination town.
JAMB UTME Registration Fees
For 2017

Another question we have received
a lot is about how much candidates
are expected to pay to register for
JAMB UTME. The 2017/2018
registration fee is ₦5,500
(confirmed). If you want this
broken down for you, the JAMB
scratch card is ₦5,000, while the
online registration itself is ₦700 and
N700 for the book.
The JAMB Fee of 5,500 Naira
includes Registration fees, Reading
text and all other Document
(Syllabus and Brochure).
So, now you know how much the
scratch card for JAMB registration is
(e-PIN), and how much the online
registration costs. In addition,
candidates are expected to
purchase the textbooks, titled “In
Dependence” by Sarah Ladipo
Manyika for UTME and “The Last
Days at Forcados High School” by
A.H. Mohammed for Direct Entry
Candidates.” As mentioned earlier,
it comes at a cost of Five Hundred
Naira (₦700.00) only.
Registration centers will collect
N700 for registration.
Where can you buy registration
scratch cards/form?
We have been informed that the
2017 JAMB registration scratch card
(e-PIN) for UTME 2017/2018 is now
available at designated points and
banks nationwide.
Registration forms and cards are
now available in the following
Banks and NIPOST offices
Nationwide. Banks will also have
their representatives at JAMB CBT
registration centers where
candidates can register.

Zenith Bank Plc

Skye Bank Plc

First Bank

All candidates are to take note that
irrespective of their choice of
course of study or method of
testing, they will also be tested on
two general books. The name of the
general books are; “In
Dependence” by Sarah Ladipo
Manyika for UTME candidates and
“The Last Days at Forcados High
School” by A.H. Mohammed for
Direct Entry candidates.
Before you go ahead, it is good to
also know the JAMB cut-off mark for
the course you want to choose. This
should give you an idea of how
much to prepare for the course.
Your Registration Credentials &
Expected Documents
(Requirements)
You should go along to the
accredited JAMB registration 2017
center near you with your
credentials that can be uploaded to
the registration portal. Also, after
your registration, there are items/
documents you are expected to be
given. Make sure you collect them
before leaving the registration
center.

. A soft copy of the
current JAMB Syllabus for the
examination.

. Admission procedure and
requirements of Tertiary
Institutions in Nigeria. Also
included are the available
programmes of study in the
institutions.

. If you paid for the book before
going to the registration center,
show them your receipt and you
will also get your own copy of the
book.

Accredited JAMB Registration
Centers
As said earlier, registration for
JAMB UTME 2017/2018 can be done
on Jamb website or accredited
centers. All interested candidates
should note that they can easily
access the Board’s website on
www.jamb.org.ng for registration
using the registration scratch card.
Please take note that Registration
for the CBT examination can be
done on the website at anytime
within the specified registration
period through any of the
accredited 2017 JAMB registration
centers nationwide.
2017 JAMB Registration Updates
Free
We will also keep you updated
under this headline as more JAMB
updates roll in for both UTME and
Direct Entry candidates. Stay with
us and you will also be the first to
hear about it when JAMB Result is
released.
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Friday, 24 February 2017

FG sacks all directors at NCAA

The Federal government has
ordered the immediate sack of all
directors in the Nigerian Civil
Aviation Authority (NCAA). The
letter of their dismissal was issued
from the Ministry of Transport.
Confirming the dismissals to
newsmen, the general manager of
NCAA, Sam Adurugboye, said the
reason for the sack was however
not stated in the letter.

“It is true that the directors have
been disengaged but I don’t have
details of the reasons given for the
action by the ministry,” he said.
Those affected include Alhaji
Salawu Ozigi (Director of Finance
and Accounts), Dr Joyce
Nkemakolam (Director of
Aerodrome and Airspace
Standards), Mr Aba Ejembi (Director
of Administration) and Mr
Emmanuel Ogunbami (Director of
Licensing), Mr Benedict Adeyileka
(Director of Airworthiness), Mr
Justus Wariya (Director of Air
Transport Regulation), Alhaji
Adamu Abdullahi (Director of
Consumer Protection), Capt.
Ayodele Sasegbon (Director of
General Aviation), and Mr Austin-
Amadi Ifeanyi (Director of Human
Resources).

Recall that Acting President Yemi
Osinbajo paid an unscheduled visit
to the Murtala Mohammed
International Airport yesterday
where he inspected facilities at the
airport.
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CBN reintroduces cashless charges on bank deposits and withdrawals

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN,
Thursday, reintroduced charges on
cash deposits in banks after its'
493rd meeting with the Banker's
committee, This would take effect at
different dates in different parts of
the country. Director, Banking and
Payments Systems Department, Mr.
Dipo Fatokun, announced this in a
circular entitled: “Circular on
nationwide implementation of the
cashless policy.”

The circular stated: “Charges for
cash deposit by individuals are as
follows: Less than N500,000, zero
charge; from N500,000 to N1
million, 1.5 per cent; from N1
million to N5 million, two per cent
charge; above N5 million, 3 per
cent charge.
Charges for cash withdrawal by
individuals are as follows: Less
than N500,000, zero charge; From
N500,000 to N1 million, two per
cent; from N1 million to N5
million, 3 per cent charge; above
N5 million, 7.5 per cent charge.
Charges for corporate cash
deposit are as follow: Less than
N3 million, zero charge; from N3
million to N10 million, two per
cent; from N10 million to N40
million, three per cent; above N40
million, five per cent. “Charges for
corporate cash withdrawal are as
follows: Less than N3 million, zero
charge; from N3 million to N10
million, five per cent; from N10
million to N40 million, 7.5 per
cent; above N40 million, 10 per
cent.

The new charges is scheduled to
take effect from April 1 2017, in the
existing cashless states (Lagos,
Ogun, Kano, Abia, Anambra, Rivers
and the FCT). The policy shall be
implemented with the charges
taking effect on May 1, 2017 in the
following states: Bauchi, Bayelsa,
Delta, Enugu, Gombe, Imo, Kaduna,
Ondo, Osun and Plateau.
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WhatsApp introduces new time limited feature, 'Status'

This is trending on Nigerian Twitter
at the moment. WhatsApp has a
new feature called Status, which is
available to all users, iOS and
Android. It allows people to update
their statuses with photos, videos
and more. These updates will
disappear after 24 hours.
The icon for Status is located
between ‘Chats’ and ‘Calls’ on the
navigation bar of your WhatsApp
home-screen. Once
your Status is created, you can
control who sees it by specifying so
in your privacy settings. You can
also discover which of your contacts
has viewed your Status on a ‘view
counter’ at the bottom of the
screen.
WhatsApp currently has over 1
billion monthly users and hosts a
daily thoroughfare of about 60
billion messages. "By milking its
potential for multimedia usage,
WhatsApp can augment itself from
a functional messaging tool to a
platform that users go to for
entertainment."
It opens up fresh avenues for
monetisation, which can help offset
the opportunity cost of the
scrapping of its earlier $1 nominal
fee.
Looks like Facebook, which owns
WhatsApp, is still bent on beating
Snapchat at their game.

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Friday, 24 February 2017 Linda Ikeji at 2/24/2017 11:34:00 am A strike against Snapchat? WhatsApp introduces new time limited feature, 'Status'

This is trending on Nigerian Twitter
at the moment. WhatsApp has a
new feature called Status, which is
available to all users, iOS and
Android. It allows people to update
their statuses with photos, videos
and more. These updates will
disappear after 24 hours.
The icon for Status is located
between ‘Chats’ and ‘Calls’ on the
navigation bar of your WhatsApp
home-screen. Once
your Status is created, you can
control who sees it by specifying so
in your privacy settings. You can
also discover which of your contacts
has viewed your Status on a ‘view
counter’ at the bottom of the
screen.
WhatsApp currently has over 1
billion monthly users and hosts a
daily thoroughfare of about 60
billion messages. "By milking its
potential for multimedia usage,
WhatsApp can augment itself from
a functional messaging tool to a
platform that users go to for
entertainment."
It opens up fresh avenues for
monetisation, which can help offset
the opportunity cost of the
scrapping of its earlier $1 nominal
fee.
Looks like Facebook, which owns
WhatsApp, is still bent on beating
Snapchat at their game.

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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Claudio Ranieri sacked by Leicester 298 days after Premier League title win

Leicester City have sacked Claudio
Ranieri just nine months after he
led the club to their first Premier
League title.
Ranieri guided Leicester to the most
unlikely of title wins last season and
went on to win FIFA's Coach of the
Year for the achievement.
However, Ranieri and Leicester
have struggled this season, with the
club sitting just one point and one
position above the relegation zone,
having failed to score a single
league goal in 2017.
Leicester are still in with a chance
of qualifying for the quarterfinals of
the Champions League following
Wednesday's 2-1 round-of-16 first-
leg defeat to Sevilla, but the club
have opted to remove Ranieri
ahead of Monday's Premier League
clash against Liverpool.
A Leicester statement read:
¤
"Leicester City Football Club has
tonight [Thursday] parted company
with its first team manager, Claudio
Ranieri.
Club statement: #lcfc and Claudio
Ranieri part company: https://t.co/
C5qnSVxDgU pic.twitter.com/
VqlHy1I6Ut
- Leicester City (@LCFC) February 23,
2017
¤
"Claudio, appointed City manager in
July 2015, led the Foxes to the
greatest triumph in the club's 133-
year history last season, as we were
crowned champions of England for
the first time. His status as the
most successful Leicester City
manager of all time is without
question.
¤
"However, domestic results in the
current campaign have placed the
club's Premier League status under
threat, and the board reluctantly
feels that a change of leadership,
while admittedly painful, is
necessary in the club's greatest
interest."
Leicester were favourites to be
relegated upon Ranieri's
appointment, having been involved
in a relegation fight the season
before under Nigel Pearson.
However, inspired by players
including Jamie Vardy, Riyad
Mahrez and N'Golo Kante, Leicester
went on to challenge at the top of
the table, eventually seeing off
Tottenham to the title.
But Leicester were unable to keep
hold of Kante in the summer, with
the midfielder leaving for Chelsea,
while Vardy and Mahrez have
struggled to replicate last season's
form, contributing to Leicester's
decline.
Leicester issued Ranieri a vote of
confidence earlier this month,
saying he had their "unwavering
support," but vice chairman
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said it
was in the best interests of the club
for the 65-year-old to be dismissed.
Srivaddhanaprabha said: "This has
been the most difficult decision we
have had to make in nearly seven
years since King Power took
ownership of Leicester City. But we
are duty-bound to put the club's
long-term interests above all sense
of personal sentiment, no matter
how strong that might be.
¤
"Claudio has brought outstanding
qualities to his office. His skilful
management, powers of motivation
and measured approach have been
reflective of the rich experience we
always knew he would bring to
Leicester City. His warmth, charm
and charisma have helped
transform perceptions of the club
and develop its profile on a global
scale. We will forever be grateful to
him for what he has helped us to
achieve.
¤
"It was never our expectation that
the extraordinary feats of last
season should be replicated this
season. Indeed, survival in the
Premier League was our first and
only target at the start of the
campaign. But we are now faced
with a fight to reach that objective
and feel a change is necessary to
maximise the opportunity
presented by the final 13 games."
Leicester were dumped out of the
FA Cup last weekend by League One
side Millwall, who were reduced to
10 men, and Ranieri hit out at his
players after the game.
¤
"I want to speak again with the
players and say we have to fight
every match," Ranieri said. "Who
wants to fight? Tell me. I need the
soldiers, I need the gladiators."
Assistant manager Craig
Shakespeare and first-team coach
Mike Stowell, meanwhile, will take
charge of the Leicester squad until
a new manager is appointed.
Ranieri's assistant manager and
first-team coach Paolo Benetti, as
well as his first-team sport science
and conditioning coach Andrea
Azzalin, have also departed with
him
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Ghana Police arrest traders who stripped Nigerian woman naked, brutally beat and sexually assaulted her for allegedly stealing yam


Police in the Ashanti Region capital,
Kumasi, have arrested an
unspecified number of traders who
stripped naked and beat up an
unidentified Nigerian lady alleged
to have stolen items at the Kumasi
Central Business District.
A screening exercise is expected to
take place later Wednesday to
identify those who actually
participated in the brutal treatment
meted out to the unidentified lady.
In the disturbing video that has
gone viral on social media since
Friday, February 17, a light-skin lady
is seen being stripped naked and
sexually assaulted in public by a
mob over the alleged theft.
The video starts at a point where
the young lady had been stripped
off her clothes. She covered her
waist with a yellow scarf given to
her by a good Samaritan, but it was
removed by the mob.
Another woman who offered a
dress was shoved off and the young
lady was not allowed to put it on.
The mob made up mostly of men,
tore the young lady’s red brassiere
and panty. Some disgusting men hit
her bum several times while some
other disgusting men grabbed her
breasts. At a point in the video, the
men spread her legs open and
kicked her private part many times.
Attempts by the young lady to
prevent the mob from hitting her
private part was met with even
harder beatings.
One person who took part in the
beating told a reporter that they
stripped her naked and beat her
because it is not good for a lady to
engage in such an ungodly act.
Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor
reports Wednesday morning that
the women, mostly traders, who
volunteered information that led to
the arrest of the some of the
attackers have also been picked up
to assist with ongoing investigations
into the incident. Meanwhile, the
whereabouts of the assaulted lady
remains unknown.
Shortly after the video went viral,
many have condemned the heinous
treatment of the woman. Executive
Director of the Ark Foundation,
Angela Dwamena Aboagye, recently
joined gender activists to condemn
the mob attack.


"Look at the manner in which they
purported to arrest her, they
stripped her and look at the acts
of violence that were perpetuated
against her. When it comes to
women, this also sits within not
just a social justice framework or
criminal law framework, but
within violence against women
which is completely a human
rights issue as well," she told Joy
News.

Also, human rights lawyer Francis
Xavier Sosu has urged the
Commission on Human Rights and
Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to
step up its education of human
rights to curb abuses as Social
Justice Day was observed globally
Thursday.
In a release on Tuesday,
OccupyGhana also joined calls
demanding justice for the lady,
asking that the police use the video
to arrest the men responsible for
the assault.
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

UEFA Champions League Final - Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Atletico Madrid [[Final - Manchester City 5-3 AS Monaco

Manchester City overcame Monaco
in an eight-goal thriller at the
Etihad Stadium, coming from
behind to run out 5-3 winners in
their Champions League round-
of-16 first leg.
Radamel Falcao's brace had looked
to set Monaco on their way to a 3-2
victory after the hour-mark, but
goals from Sergio Aguero -- his
second of the night -- John Stones
and Leroy Sane turned the game on
its head.
The match got off to a lively start
with both sides showing plenty of
attacking intent, though the first
real chance did not come until the
15th minute when Raheem Sterling
attempted to round Danijel Subasic,
with the loose ball falling to Aguero
who tried to beat the Monaco
keeper from a tight angle only to
see his effort saved.
Monaco had an opportunity of their
own to break the deadlock after 18
minutes when Benjamin Mendy
was picked out by Kylian Mbappe,
but he was unable to beat Willy
Caballero at his near post.
A minute later and the visitors had
another sight of goal after Yaya
Toure failed to clear a corner and
the ball fell to Kamil Glik at the far
post, but the defender sent his
header wide from close range.
City managed to open the scoring in
the 26th minute through Sterling,
who arrived in the box to convert
Sane's cross from close range after
the Germany international had
linked up well with David Silva.
However, Monaco were level six
minutes later as Falcao got on the
end of a Fabinho cross to head
home after the Brazilian had
intercepted a poor Caballero
clearance.
City thought they had a penalty
moments later when Aguero,
through on goal, went to ground
after attempting to round Subasic
but the striker was shown a yellow
card for allegedly diving.
Mbappe had a chance to edge
Monaco in front on 36 minutes
when Falcao's flick-on played the
ball into his path inside the box but
he sent his effort just over the bar.
Mbappe did not make the same
mistake four minutes later, though,
when latching onto Fabinho's ball
over the top that opened up the
City defence, with the 18-year-old
firing first time into the roof of the
net to stun the home support.
It could well have been another just
before the break for Monaco --
dangerous with every attack against
a struggling City defence -- when
Falcao found himself free with the
ball inside the area but he could
only strike into side netting.
Monaco started the second half as
they ended the first and won a
penalty just four minutes after the
restart when Nicolas Otamendi was
adjudged to have brought down
Falcao in the area.
Falcao got back on to his feet to
take the penalty, but his weak effort
was comfortably saved by Caballero
who guessed the right way.
City were gifted a way back into the
game in the 58th minute by Subasic
when Aguero, who had been played
in by Sterling, fired a strike straight
at him that he somehow allowed to
slip through his fingers and into the
back of the net.
But just two minutes later and
Monaco's advantage was restored
when Falcao outmuscled Stones in
the box before clipping a stunning
chip over Caballero.
The game continued to remain
open as the second half wore on
with another chance presenting
itself to Mbappe on 69 minutes, but
the forward's effort from a tight
angle smashed into the side
netting.
Two minutes later and City had
levelled the game again, with Silva
picking out Aguero from the corner
and the Argentina international
burying a volley into the far corner.
And after 77 minutes the hosts had
completed the turnaround when
Stones arrived at the far post to
turn Toure's header into the back of
the net to send the Etihad wild.
Aguero could have added another
for City just a few moments later
only to see his strike saved, before
Mane did make it five on 82
minutes, slotting home from close
range after being teed up by the
Argentine.
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In UNN, Lecturers will be denied promotion if students are dissatisfied with the quality of their teaching

University of Nigeria, Nsukka,
academic staff (especially lecturers)
can now be denied promotion if
evaluation from the students taking
their classes indicate that the
quality of their teaching is not up to
standard.
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FG reportedly plans to further devalue the Naira as exchange rate now N520 to $1

The Federal government reportedly
has plans to further devalue the
Naira, this is accoridng toSahara
Reporters. This morning the
exchange rate went all time low to
N520 to $1.
Recall that in May 2016, President
Buhari succumbed to pressure to
devalue the Naira after many
months of insisting he would not
because he believes devaluation
would further kill the Naira.

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Monday, 20 February 2017

FA Cup quarter-final draw: Chelsea paired with Manchester United while Lincoln handed trip to Arsenal or Sutton

Jose Mourinho will be back at
Stamford Bridge after the Red
Devils came from behind to beat
Blackburn on Sunday

The fifth round has not
disappointed, with the magic of the
Cup well and truly alive.
Non-League Lincoln continued their
giant-killing acts as Sean Raggett's
late goal earned them a shock win
at Premier League Burnley.
The Clarets were not the only top-
flight side to be sent packing.
Leicester's season took another
turn for the worse as they were
dumped out by League One
Millwall, while Manchester City
were held by Huddersfield.
There were no such problems for
Chelsea, who beat Wolves 2-0 on
Saturday, and Tottenham after
Mauricio Pochettino's men won 3-0
at Fulham.
Sutton United play Arsenal
tomorrow night.

KEY EVENTS

FA Cup draw in full

Sutton or Arsenal vs Lincoln

Tottenham vs Millwall

Middlesbrough vs
Huddersfield or Man City

Chelsea vs Manchester
United


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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Breaking!!! Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sets New Premier League Record

The Red Devils striker has
reached a landmark for Jose
Mourinho’s side against
Leicester City, becoming the
oldest player to score 15 goals
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has set a
new Premier League record,
becoming the oldest player to
reach 15 goals in a single
season.
The former Sweden
international joined Manchester
United from PSG in the summer,
and has made an instant impact
at Old Trafford, netting 15 goals
in 24 appearances for Jose
Mourinho’s side.
On Sunday, he scored United’s
second against Leicester City,
taking him to 15 goals at 35
years and 125 days old.
Ibrahimovic swept home from
inside the area after good work
from Antonio Valencia found
him in the area, putting the ball
through the legs of Wes Morgan
and into the Foxes net.
The former Barcelona man also
made Premier League history
earlier in the season, netting the
competition’s 25,000th goal with
his strike against Swansea.
Ibrahimovic now as at least 15
league goals in his last six
seasons, stretching back to his
time at AC Milan.
Since 2006 he has only failed to
reach that landmark once, and
at 35 years old he shows no sign
of stopping.
Counting all competitions, the
forward has also now scored 20
goals in 10 consecutive seasons.
Way back in 2006-07 when he
was with Inter Milan, he fell
short of that target, but still
scored 15 times.
In addition to those,
Ibrahimovic has reached 15
Premier League goals for United
in the fourth fastest number of
games (23), following Ruud van
Nistelrooy (19), Dwight Yorke
(20) and Robin van Persie (21).
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Saturday, 4 February 2017

Breaking: 2baba cancels nationwide protest

Report just reaching OLB indicate
that the planned nationwide march to
protest against the government scheduled
for Monday, February 6, in Lagos and
Abuja has been cancelled.
2baba, who was seen as the 'poster boy' of
the protest, shared a video on his Instagram
handle, on Saturday, February 4, where he
announced the cancellation of the planned
protest due to security concerns and public
safety consideration.
According to the singer the protest is under
serious threat of hijack by interests not
aligned with the ideals of the march

Dear Nigerians!!! Due to security
concerns and public safety
consideration. I hereby
announce the cancellation of
the planned March.

Recall that 2baba lent his voice to the
Enough is Enough group which packaged
the protest and several other celebrities had
vowed to be present at different venues.
There had been plans by the police in Lagos
state to stop the peaceful march against the
President Muhammadu Buhari-led
government, but a truce was reached on
Friday, February 3, and the security
operatives will now serve as back up for the
people.
The federal government had also insisted
that it was not against the protest as citizens
have a right to association.
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