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Transfer: Barcelona in Talks with Man United over Defender deal

Manchester United have been offered Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann in exchange for Victor Lindelöf. Barca are looking to take advantage of Raphael Varane's move to Old Trafford, which has seen Lindelöf drop down the pecking order.

Mohamed Salah Wins PFA Player Of The Year

Mohamed Salah was named the PFA Player of the Year on Sunday, punctuating a remarkable season that has already seen him set a number of records in his first year at the club. Salah held off Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, considered his top challenger, and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane to claim the honour at the 45th PFA Awards at Grosvenor House in central London on Sunday evening, which is given by Premier League players. "It's a big honour. I've worked hard and I'm very happy to win it,'' Salah said at the ceremony on Sunday evening. Asked what it meant to become the first Egyptian to win the award, he said: "Hopefully I'm not the last one! I'm very proud to win and I've worked very hard.'' Also among the finalists were three other City players -- David Silva and Leroy Sane -- as well as Manchester United's David De Gea. Salah scored his 31st league goal in Liverpool's 2-2 draw against West Brom

Opinion Poll : Do You Think Nigerian Youths Are Lazy?

President Muhammadu Buhari , while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, expressed dissatisfaction with the country's young population who want the government to hand them everything on a platter. “About the economy, we have a very young population, our population is estimated conservatively to be 180 million. This is a very conservative one" “More than 60% of the population is below 30, a lot of them haven’t been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria is an oil producing country, therefore, they should sit and do nothing, and get housing, healthcare, education free," President Buhari said in a video transcript shared on social media on Wednesday. What do you think about the President's speech? Is he correct about his speech?Kindly send your comments to or on Facebook @officialAOPBLOG. Comments will feature on our blog.

President Buhari Returns To Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria from  London  where he attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The President took off from London on Saturday afternoon and arrived at Abuja after 7 pm. President Buhari had travelled to London on April 9, shortly after  declaring his intention to seek re-election  at the All Progressives  Congress’ National Executive Council Meeting in Abuja.

El Rufai Declared Missing In Kaduna

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in  Kaduna  state has declared the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, missing. The party said El-Riufai was declared missing due to his alleged lack of adherence to law and order and dereliction  of duty. The party said the governor purportedly breached the law by being absent from his duty post as the state’s elected  governor. The governor has not been seen in public for over 10 days and there is no formal explanation from his aides about  his whereabouts. The PDP Chairman Kaduna State Chapter, Felix Hyat, in a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary, Abraham  Catoh, raised the concern over the governor’s absence. “For more than 11 days running, governor El-Rufai of Kaduna State has disappeared from public glare, without  transmitting power to his deputy,” the statement said. It also condemned the APC’s style of leadership in the state “which is without recourse to Constitutional  provisions”. “We advise t

Miracle Wins Big Brother Naija Reality Show

Finally, after 85 days of dramatic activities in the Big Brother Naija (BBN) house, the lifestyle reality show has come to an end with Imo State contestant, Miracle winning the coveted prize money of 25 million Naira, a brand new SUV worth 12 million naira, an all-expense paid trip for two worth 4.7 million and a complete home entertainment system valued at 3.3million naira.   The announcement was made at the official t.v station of the life reality show on Sunday 22nd of April.  Miracle Joins the popular 'Efe' last year's winner in the Big Brother's hall of fame. The grand finale connotes the end of the reality show.

Former President Ibrahim Babangida Joins SDP

The former military ruler according to the National Publicity Secretary of the party Alpha Mohammed was also quoted to have expressed willingness to lead the youth wing of the party ”if he had been younger.” According to Alpha Mohammed, the ex-general also recommended the party to the youths and women of Nigeria, while being presented with his membership card. “Yes IBB has joined  SDP  and he even said that if he had been young he would have led the youth wing. He also recommended SDP to the current generation of Nigerian youths and women and we presented him with membership card. Today he is the father of SDP in Nigeria. As we recall he was the creator of SDP when he was in office,” he said. According to newsmen, a video purportedly released by Babangida saw the former leader advising the SDP to engage in politics of issue and not that of insults. “I am very happy to be with you tonight and I am also happy that the vision we had for this country is also what is drivi

5 Health Benefits Of Pineapples

We absolutely love pineapples! They’re so sweet and delightful to the tongue that you can’t get enough of them. Eating healthy can be a pain in the butt sometimes, but pineapples make it more enjoyable. Combine it with some watermelon and eat it chilled, ah! Tastes like pure heaven. Anyway we’re not here to tell you how pineapple tastes, we’re here to tell you why it’s good for your health. Here are 5 amazing reasons why you should eat pineapples: 1. They boost immunity Pineapples  contain Vitamin C which boosts your immune system. Vitamin C stimulates the body’s white blood cells and protects you from illnesses. 2. They prevent cough and cold Pineapples  also contain bromelain  which, together with vitamin C, prevents and treats coughs, colds and other respiratory illnesses. 3. They aid digestion Pineapples help to improve digestion because they are high in fibre. They help to protect you against constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive d

Buhari Joined Nigerian Army Without O'level Certificate - Fayose

Governor  of Ekiti state, Ayodele  Fayose , has continued  his attack on   President Muhammadu  Buhari ,  over his  comments on the youths in Nigeria. Buhari, speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in  Westminster on Wednesday , said  youths prefer to do  nothing because they feel Nigeria is an oil-rich nation. According to the President, a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school,yet  they want everything free. In a series of tweets posted on his verified Twitter page on Friday,  Fayose claimed Buhari got into the Army at 19  and became a Second Lieutenant without O’Level certificate. “Under President Buhari; a man who got everything as a  youth despite his academic limitations, farms are no   longer safe for our youths who have taken to farming. They  are being murdered by herdsmen and the President  is looking the other way. Within 3 years, over 10m jobs lost! “If Nigeria was without opportunities for the youths like this when  President Buhar

2019: A Woman Will Be The Next Governor - Amosun

The Ogun State governor, Sen. Ibikunle  Amosun  has declared that his successor would be a woman and ‘a whiz  kid’. The Governor’s declaration apparently shocked members of his cabinet who were with him at a World Press conference to herald the 3rd African Drum Festival at MITROS Suites and residences, Ibara GRA, Abeokuta. Amosun, who was fielding questions from newsmen on the sustainability of the Drum Festival after his tenure ends next year, assured that his choice of replacement would be “a whiz kid, who will surpass him in all ramifications.” “Let me say this. A woman is going to be next governor of Ogun State. She is a whiz kid that will key into what we have been doing in the last eight years,” he said. He assured that with what his administration had achieved, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, would win the 2019 elections. Before now, there has been speculations that the governor had settled for the choice of a Canadian-based Mrs. Titi Odunfa Adeoye as the

Apple To Launch An Electric Car From 2019

Apple would count launch an electric car from 2019 according to the Wall Street Journal. The brand with the Apple would also be interested to partner with a car manufacturer in order to bring his project. The instigators of the “Titan” just obtained permission to triple the staff dedicated to its design. Apple would be well under way to accelerate the development process of the electric car. Project designers currently have 600 people for this project, and teams will soon be widely increased. The Wall Street Journal does not cite its sources but these would be familiar with the matter. However, this electric car would not be 100% self as might have been expected from the old rumors. Apple includes specialists from the automotive industry in its teams Apple has hired the automotive industry specialists to develop its Project Titan. Famous names joined Apple teams, like Steve Zadesky, a former leader of the Ford group, or Johann Jungwirth, former President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz

Why I'm Seeking A Second Term - Buhari

The resolution of the President’s aspiration, however, came with a fresh uncertainty on the future of the party, following a recommendation by a committee of the party that could open the way for the extension of the tenure of the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee, NWC. The committee led by Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State had been constituted upon President Buhari’s observations that an extension of tenure of the party executives was illegal. In its recommendations adopted by NEC, yesterday, it was recommended that the party goes ahead and conducts congresses and a national convention but that where it was impossible to do so, that the party should fall back on the extension of tenure for all party officers across board as originally conceived at the NEC meeting in February. President Buhari’s declaration was received with rapturous approval at the NEC meeting. However, outside, critics and political rivals expressed dismay upon claims of a mixed

2019: Buhari will bow like King Nebuchadnezzar – Fani Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, on Tuesday declared that “only God” will stop President Muhammadu  Buhari  from ruling Nigeria for a second term. The Peoples Democratic Party,  PDP , chieftain said Buhari will fail during the 2019 presidential election and God alone will take the glory. Referring to the case of Biblical King Nebuchadnezzar, Fani-Kayode stressed that Buhari will “bow before the living God.” In a tweet, the PDP chieftain warned that Buhari’s end will be worst than Biblical Pharaoh. He wrote: “The bad news is that only God can stop Buhari from coming back next year.The good news is that He most surely will and He alone will take the glory. “By the time it is all over, like King Nebuchadnezzar, Buhari will bow before the Living God. His end will be worse than Pharaoh’s.”