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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.

Gov Abiola Ajimobi Presents N285 Billion Budget For 2019

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state has presented a total of N285 billion as budget estimates for 2019. The 2019 is N18 billion higher than the 2018 budget at N267 billion. Governor Ajimobi made the presentation at the Oyo state house of assembly on Monday, December 31, 2018.

2019: Adamawa Is 100% For Buhari - Ribadu

Former EFCC boss, Malam Nuhu Ribadu said he was committed to mobilising Adamawa people with other stakeholders to ensure that President Buhari win in the state by landslide. Ribadu made the commitment Monday in Yola while inaugurating 40 vehicles donated by his support group, Black Cap Revolutionary Movement, for the mobilisation of voters in Adamawa. “Adamawa is 100 per cent for Buhari; we will make sure Buhari is re-elected, because he deserved it. “Let’s help Buhari so that he can continue to work for Nigeria,” Ribadu said. Ribadu, who is the Director of Field Operation of Presidential Campaign Council of Buhari/Osibanjo, said Buhari would get double of what he got in 2015 in Adamawa. “If Buhari won Adamawa by over 600,000 votes in 2015, by the grace of God we are going to give him over one million votes in 2019.” He listed series of Federal government projects completed and ongoing in Adamawa, adding that the only way to reciprocate that was to vote Buhari aga

Ambode Gives Adekunle Gold's Dad Potfolio In Lagos State

Mr Adeyemi Kosoko, the father of ace musician Adekunle Gold, has been appointed as a Permanent Secretary by the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos State. Kosoko was one of six new six permanent secretaries whose appointments were announced in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Habib Aruna on Sunday. According to the statement, the governor also approved the appointment of Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola as the state’s 21st Head of Service (HOS). Muri-Okunola’s appointment followed the retirement of Mrs Folasade Adesoye on December 27. Muri-Okunola was the former Executive Secretary, Land Use and Allocation Committee between 2005 and 2011. Until his appointment, he was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Social Development. The statement qouted Ambode as thanking the outgoing HOS, Adesoye, for her meritorious service to the state and wished her well in her future endeavours. Similarly, the governor also ap

Man Who Raped 80-yr-old Bags 3 Years Imprisonment

Jimoh Oyemoni, 40, to three years imprisonment for raping an  80-year-old woman. The Prosecutor, Insp Ona Glory, had told the court that the convict committed the An Osun Magistrates’ Court sitting in Modakeke on Monday sentenced one offence on Dec. 23 at about  2:30 pm at Onibambu Village near  Modakeke. Glory said that the convict willfully and unlawfully had carnal knowledge of one Victoria Sogunlana without her consent. He added that the convict assaulted Sogunlana by attempting to strangle her on a  farm. The convict was arraigned on a charge of rape and assault. According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene  Sections 351 and 358 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2003. The convict, who had no counsel,  pleaded guilty to raping the victim. Magistrate A. O. Famuyide consequently sentenced Oyemoni to three years imprisonment, saying this would serve as a deterrent to others.

Nigeria To Expect 25,685 New Babies On January 1 – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says an estimated 25,685 babies will be born in Nigeria on New Year Day. According to a statement issued on Monday by UNICEF Nigeria Communications Specialist,   Eva Hinds, Nigerian babies make up 6.5 per cent of the estimated 395,072 babies born on New Year   Day globally. “Within Africa, Nigerian babies will account for almost 40 per cent of all those born in West and Central Africa, and more than 23 per cent of those born in sub-Saharan Africa. “Globally, over half of the world’s births are estimated to take place in just eight countries, including Nigeria. “At current life expectancy rates, a child born in Nigeria today is likely to live only to the year 2074, which is 55 years of age. “A child born today in Denmark is likely to live until the 22nd century. “Only children born in three countries today have a lower life expectancy than that of Nigerian children including Central African Republic, Chad and Sierra L

2019 Shall Be A Better Year For Nigerians – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has prophesied in its New Year message to Nigerians that the dry bone of the nation shall rise again. The president, CAN, Rev Samson Ayokunle, said this in his New Year message to Nigerians, signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant, Media &Communications to the CAN President on Monday in Abuja. Ayokunle again prophesied that 2019 would be a year of peace, prosperity, rest of mind and a year when the Almighty God would miraculously intervene in the affairs of the nation. According to the cleric, the year 2019 is a crucial year to all Nigerians because it is a year of general elections. He urged all Nigerians to make sure that they abide in peace without being involved in violence throughout the year, especially before, during and after the election. “We should all distant ourselves from electoral manipulation in whatever form,” he said. Ayokunle urged politicians not to be too desperate to be voted into

Whoever Is Caught Accepting Bribe Will Be Dealt With – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that whoever is caught accepting bribe will be dealt with. “Whoever is caught accepting bribe will certainly be dealt with,” Buhari stated this during an interview with the Voice of America. The President also reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to the fight against corruption. According to him, there has been progress made so far in the anti-corruption war by ensuring that checks and balances are put in place in the fight. President Buhari had emphasised the need to win the war against corruption. He added“There are checks and balances in checking for corruption. People alleging lack of progress in the fight against corruption should check what these offices have done.” In his recent visit to Paris, the capital of France to attend the Peace Forum, he told world leaders that Nigeria has strengthened its laws and institutions to fight corruption, fast-track recovery of stolen assets and punish offenders. “We must crack down o

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Explains Why Paul Pogba Is Playing So Well

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has seen his season turn around in only a few games. Since the departure of Jose Mourinho, Pogba has gone from someone failing and being benched to a key man. In fact, he’s the key man for Man United. Most of it is to do with the managerial change, and the position Pogba is now playing in. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained why Pogba is doing so well for the club. He said to Sky Sports: “As I’ve said with all of the players, we want to see the best of them. We want them to enjoy themselves, express themselves, within the framework of how we want the team to play. “All of them have really performed up to the top standards.” Pogba scored a brace in the 4-1 Bournemouth yesterday.

Shagari’s Son: “My Father Forgave Buhari Before He Died”

Alhaji Bala Shagari, eldest son of late former President Shehu Shagari, says his Dad forgave President Muhammadu Buhari before his death on Friday, December 28, at the National Hospital in Abuja. On December 31, 1983, Shagari, who had just won a second term in office, was sacked from the throne by a band of soldiers. Then Major General Muhammadu Buhari was immediately named by the coupists as Shagari’s replacement.   Leaders of the coup cited official corruption on a grand scale and a worsening economy as reasons why they kicked Shagari out of Dodan Barracks, Lagos—at the time Nigeria’s seat of power. Bala Shagari told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that his father held no grudges against Buhari for the coup, before his death. “My father told us that he had pardoned everyone (including Buhari)”, Bala said. Shortly after his death, Buhari described Shagari as “a patriot, who served Nigeria with humility, integrity and diligence. Nigerians held him in the high

House Of Reps Member Kabiru Abayomi Dies In Lagos Hospital

It was day of mourning for the residents of the Ibeju-Lekki federal constituency as the member representing them at the House of Representatives, Hon Kabiru Abayomi Ayeola, was declared dead after a brief illness. confirmed the sad incident from sources close to the lawmaker and they confirmed that the lawmaker died on Sunday, December 30. The nature of the illness could not, however, be ascertained. Hon Kabiru Abayomi Ayeola was, until his death, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). A brief biography of the deceased on the website of the National Assembly shows he was 60 years old and former local government chairman. His death was also confirmed by a former member of the House of Representatives, Lanre Odubote, who posted the incident on social media. "Good night a distinguished ranking federal legislator.  My brother, my confidant, a grassroot mobilizer. Sleep on brother, till we meet to part no more. Sun re o. Ayomee," Odubote

President Buhari, Most Suitable Candidate To Eradicate Corruption – Bajowa

Retired Maj.-Gen. Oluyemi Bajowa says President Muhammadu Buhari is the most suitable Presidential candidate that can successfully eradicate corruption in Nigeria. Bajowa made this known on his twitter handle on Friday on the occasion of his 78th birthday message to Nigerians. “We will need President Buhari once again for he has acquitted himself well in his fight against corruption. “He is no doubt putting a check on the Boko Haram insurgency and his social investment package for Nigerian youths is second to none,’’ he said. Bajowa, who is the Agunmolu of Ikale Land in Ondo State, urged electorate not to throw away their votes by voting for political mercenaries and politicians who would mortgage their future through corrupt tendencies. He noted that Buhari had a dependable antecedent of untainted integrity, unalloyed honesty and altruistic passion for the Nigerian project. Bajowa noted that he had worked with Buhari as a military officer, noting that he could vouch for

Shehu Shagari: Monday Declared As Public Holiday

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has declared Monday, December 31, as public holiday in the state, to enable residents offer special prayer for the repose of the soul of former President, Shehu Shagari. The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has declared Monday, December 31, as public holiday in the state, to enable residents offer special prayer for the repose of the soul of former President, Shehu Shagari. This was contained in a statement by Tambuwal’s Director General, Media and Public Affairs, Malam Abubakar Shekara, and issued to newsmen on Saturday in Sokoto. The Governor said that the declaration followed consultation with the Sultanate Council. “The state government therefore, requests Imams across Sokoto and the general public to dedicate the day for special prayers for the repose of the soul of the former President and for peace and progress of the nation at large. “The government also directs all flags at public and private premises be fl

Ex-President Shagari Laid To Rest In Sokoto

The remains of Nigeria’s former President, Shehu Shagari, has been laid to rest at his private residence in his hometown, Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State. Shagari died on Friday, December 28, at the National Hospital in Abuja after a brief illness. He died at the age of 93. He was laid to rest after the prayers led by Professor Shehu Galadanchi, a former Vice-Chancellor at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto.

Buhari Gives Order For Flags To Fly At Half-Mast In Honour Of Shagari

In honour of late former President of Nigeria, Shehu Shagari, flags are being flown at Half Mast at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari gave the order on Saturday, a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Femi Adesina, said. The flags will be flown in military and para-military formations, as well as public buildings for three days, starting from Sunday, December 30, 2018. According to Adesina, President Buhari in a statement he personally signed, eulogized the late Shagari, describing him as a man of many parts, who served the country with dedication and moderation.

MYF Akeetan Circuit Holds Dinner In Grand Style

Methodist Church Youth Fellowship, Akeetan Circuit Dinner was held yesterday at the church compound at Oyo bringing up the entire town into awe and stand still. It was held elaborately with different, interesting and mouthwatering side attraction. Both Old and young coming together in native attires to have fun in God's presence after a long year. Some important individuals who graced the grandiose dinner include the Rt Rev Osinfunwa(Bishop Oyo Diocese) and his wife, Very Rev Okwuobi (Presbyter Akeetan Circuit) and his wife, Bro Ife Adeniran(Immediate Past Diocesan Youth President), Bro Tolu Adeleke(Immediate Past Diocesan Youth Secretary), Sis Tijesuni(Diocesan Youth President), Bro Olayemi Adigun(Diocesan Youth Asst Gen Sec and CEO AOP BLOG) with some Past and Present Diocesan Youth Officers. In his welcome address, the President of the circuit bro Felix Adewale said "this is another time to come together and appreciate God for His kindness, love and support

Ex-President Shehu Shagari dies at 93

Ex - President Shehu Shagari is dead . Shagari passed away at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday . He was 93 years old . The news was broken by the Governor of Sokoto State , Aminu Tambuwal, on his Twitter handle .

Joe Cole Set To Return To Chelsea As Youth Coach

Joe Cole is in talks over a return to Chelsea as a youth coach, Sky Sports News understands.    The Blues are believed to be close to an agreement with the 37-year-old and are keen for him to be involved in bringing their next wave of talent through. It would be Cole's first coaching role since retiring from playing earlier this year - he is thought to have already obtained his UEFA A licence. Cole, who joined Chelsea from West Ham in 2003, scored 40 goals in 281 appearances during seven years at Stamford Bridge, winning three Premier League titles, two FA Cups and a Champions League runners-up medal. He went on to play for Liverpool, Aston Villa and Coventry City before finishing his career in the United States with Tampa Bay Rowdies. As well as producing players such as John Terry, Robert Huth and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Chelsea's academy has produced a number of successful coaches, including Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and Jody Morris - now Frank Lampard's ass

For Men: Here Are 5 Sexual Things Your Woman Likes But May Be Too Shy To Ask

Communication is great. As much as many people know this, however, opening up about certain things remain a little difficult. Ask women for instance, especially those who were born and bred in a sexual-instinct-stifling society like ours; where women are subtly and even expressly asked to not rein in their sexual tendencies so as not to be viewed as loose. The problem posed by this type of systemic indoctrination is usually an inability for some women to come to terms with the full extent of their sexuality. Even when it becomes morally, legally and religiously OK to satisfy their sexual appetites, that is, in matrimony, a lot of women still feel a certain type of shame, shyness in the pursuit of these sexual needs. As a result, they would expect, hope and maybe even pray that you, the man, would somehow figure it out without having to be told anything expressly. As we have clearly said here already, it is better, more straightforward and obviously more rational for women

Woman Stoned To Death For Marrying 11 Men

The court run by Somalia’s Islamic militant group was convinced that the deceased got married to eleven separate men without having divorced the previous ones first. A woman has been stoned to death in Somalia after she was found guilty of marrying eleven men. The court run by Somalia’s Islamic  militant group, Al-Shabab found a Shukri Abdullahi Warsame guilty of polyandry for which reason it ordered her execution. The court was convinced that the deceased got married to eleven separate men without having divorced the previous ones first. Enforcing the court’s ruling in Sablale town in the Lower Shabelle region, the woman was reportedly buried neck-deep in the ground and Al-Shabab fighters pelted her with stones until she gave up the ghost. This case of Abdullahi Warsame is not unprecedented. In 2014, the same militant group reportedly stoned a woman to death in the southern coastal district of Barawe after it found her guilty of having married four husbands.

2019 Elections: PDP Is Not An Option in 2019 Presidential Election – Oshiomhole

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed optimism that his party will win the 2019 presidential election convincingly. Oshiomhole, who spoke on Thursday with State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not an option. According to him, Nigerians are not ready to vote for PDP again. “PDP is just not an option; particularly when their candidate is not a new face; there is no basis for benefit of the doubt. “You can give benefit of the doubt to a stranger not to someone who was at the heart; perhaps one of most powerful vice presidents we have ever had. “So, I am clear that Nigerians will not have any basis to give PDP the benefit of the doubt.” NAN quoted him as saying. He also said that PDP wanted to be in power for 60 years but were driven out after 16 years. According to him, no employer will

APC Announces Presidential Campaign Council For Buhari [Full list]

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has released the names of members of its Presidential Campaign Council for the 2019 elections according to DailyPost.   The names were released on Friday by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity. The council is expected to ensure victory for President Muhammadu Buhari. The full list is below: CHAIRMAN President Muhammadu Buhari CO-CHAIRMAN Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu DEPUTY CHAIRMEN 1. The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. 2. The APC National Chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomole VICE CHAIRMAN NORTH Senator George Akume VICE CHAIRMAN SOUTH Senator Ken Nnamani DIRECTOR GENERAL His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL (OPERATIONS) Senator A.O. Mamora DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL (COORDINATION) Arch. Waziri Bulama SECRETARY 1. Adamu Adamu 2. Dele Alake ZONAL DIRECTORS a. North West: Senator Aliyu M. Wamakko b. North East: Se