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UCL: Messi left out of Barcelona's squad to face Dynamo kiev

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has been left out of Barcelona's squad to face Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League this week. Both De Jong and Messi will be unavailable for selection and Ronald Koeman said they both need rest.   "They need to take some rest, and after the good performances in the Champions League, it is a good time for them to rest." Koeman told reporters. Barcelona will need to beat Dynamo Kiev to move a bit forward to qualify for round 16.

Man Utd Appoint Solskjaer as Permanent Manager

Manchester United have announced that current caretaker manager and former striker, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, has been appointed as the club’s full-time manager on a three-year contract. Solskjær scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United between 1996 and 2007 and also managed the club’s reserve team until the end of 2010. He was appointed caretaker manager on 19 December 2018 and won his first eight games in charge on the way to an overall record of 14 victories and two draws in 19 games, amassing more Premier League points than any other club during that time. “From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club,” said Solskjær. “This is the job that I always dreamed of doing and I’m beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long-term and hopefully deliver the continued success that our amazing fans deserve.” Ed Woodward, Executive Vice Chairman, comments: “Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for thems

NIGERIA IN THE HEREAFTER

It seem incredible to believe that what had begun on a crystal morning on the fateful day of February the twenty third has reached a final conclusion. After featuring what seemed to be an unending drama of grief,  profusion of anxiety, and emotional turmoil which at its peak threatened to rip asunder the delicate fabric of tranquil which the country,as erratic as it was, had enjoyed. With the elections done and dusted, It would seem the thirst for the unpalatable that  has subjected the citizenry to a collective mixture of abject insecurity and minority of peace has also been simultaneously quenched. Paving the path to  a progressive shower of blessing which cleansed the country from the  anomaly of its drastic dilemmas. It neutralised the  potency of the power which in its severity  mired the country into a parlous state of pervading aggression. Although many still tally their losses, grieve for their dead and numbers the catalogue of property plundered with a feeling of undis

BBN Nina Take Swipe At Alex And Tobi Sex Case, Shares Stunning Pictures

In the wake of the alleged sex between Tobi and Alex which was revealed in one of the recent episodes of Big Brother reunion show, Nina has taken to her Instagram to take a swipe. Sharing these stunning new photos of herself, she wrote: ‘One Of The Biggest Flaws Of people Are Pretending To Be Blind To Their Own Mistakes But Do Not Pretend Deaf Towards The Mistake Of Others……#hypocrites

Fadeyi Oloro Cries For Help As He Battles Strange Ailment

Veteran actor, Ojo Arowosafe, aka Fadeyi Oloro, is currently battling a strange ailment and has called out to Nigerians to come to his aid. Speaking with The Punch on how the illness started, the actor said: “On that fateful day, I was rushed to the General Hospital, Ile Epo, Agege, Lagos. Six people had to carry me. The sickness just came upon me suddenly and it worsened the injuries I had sustained from an earlier accident I had in Akure. When I got to the hospital, I didn’t have much money on me but we were managing. But when there was no more money to pay the bills, I was asked to leave the hospital. I cannot speak well now. Right now, I’m waiting to be shown mercy by God and man.” Asked for his diagnosis, Arowosafe said, “When I asked the doctor what was wrong with me, he told me that I might not understand; that whenever I was with a person who understood English well, I should call him. My situation is so bad; I cannot walk well too.” Pleading for help from the p

Ganduje Claws Back To Life, Wins In Kano

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje has clawed back from the jaw of death to win re-election in Kano State, overcoming the main challenger, Abba Kabir-Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party by 8982 votes, after the supplementary elections held on Saturday. According to the result announced by the returning officer, Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress polled 1,033,695 votes while Kabir-Yusuf got 1,024,713 votes. The PDP agent reportedly walked out of the collation centre before the announcement of the result. Before the supplementary election, the PDP candidate had 1,014,474 votes, while Ganduje got 987,819 votes. In the supplementary elections held in polling units in 28 LGAs, Ganduje got an upper-hand, winning 45,876 votes while the PDP candidate got 10,239 votes. The Collation Officer in Kano, Prof. Bello Shehu, declared Ganduje the winner having satisfied requirements of the law by scoring the highest number of votes. According to Shehu, the winner was declared after the coll

European Union Congratulates President Buhari on Re-election

The European Union has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re election as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and expressed willingness to work with his government. In a letter dated March 22, 2019 and jointly signed by Donald Tusk for the European Council and Jean-Claude Juncker for the European Commission, the Union said: “On behalf of the European Union, we would like to congratulate you on your re-election as the President of Nigeria. “We look forward to your leadership in strengthening democracy and uniting the country in line with the principles and spirit of the 2019 Abuja Peace Accord, and the EU is willing to work with your government to follow up on the recommendations of our Election Observation Mission.” The European Union also reiterated Nigeria’s important position in world affairs and the Union especially. “What happens in Nigeria matters to the rest of the world, including to Europe. Your commitment to an inclusive government offe

‘INEC Has No Justification For Withholding My Certificate Of Return’ – Okorocha

The Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha has asked the Independent National electoral commission (INEC) to urgently present him his certificate of return as the Senator-Elect for the Imo West Senatorial district election. Addressing newsmen at the government house in Owerri the Imo state capital, The Governor says INEC does not have any moral or constitutional justification for withholding his certificate of return by acting on a mere allegation by the returning officer Professor Innocent Ibeabuchi who might be playing a script by his political enemies. “I cannot understand how a mere allegation of somebody, an individual, talking about duress, which has not been proven by anybody, will stop INEC from giving me my certificate of return for an election that I won properly. “I cannot understand why an individual’s report of a professor who lied, will now be taken more than the report by the Nigeria Police, State Security Service, that said there was no crisis, everything was peace

Assisat Oshoala Meets Lionel Messi

It is no longer news that 24-year old Nigerian striker and three times African player of the year, Assisat Oshoala has joined Barça women until June 30 on loan from Dalian Quanjian of China. Today Oshoala took photograph with the great FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi for the benefit of their Nigerian fans.

Lagos Orders Occupants Of Distressed Buildings To Vacate, Destroys 20 Others

The Lagos State Government has ordered occupants of marked distressed buildings across the State to immediately vacate them pending the arrival of the demolition team of Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA). Also, relief and resettlement centre has been opened to accommodate those affected. Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye gave the order, just as a distressed three-storey building located on 50, Kakawa Street, Campos, Lagos Island collapsed on Monday without any casualty. Ogunleye said, “The building in question had been identified as distressed by the officers of the LASBCA and all the necessary statutory notices had been duly served. It was one of the defective structures marked for removal by the Agency. “Fortunately, occupants had been evacuated before the incidents occurred. Immediately, the Lagos State Rescue Team and LASBCA were alerted and they moved to site promptly to check all adjoining buildings so as

Nigeria's Legendary Poet, Novelist, Gabriel Okara Dies At 97

Gabriel Okara One of Nigeria’s foremost and famous writers, poets and novelists, Dr Gabriel Okara, hs died at the age of 98. Okara, who is from Boumadi, in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa, died at Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Yenagoa on Sunday. The legendary poet and novelist who was a lifelong Patron of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) died at the age of 97 years and a month to his 98th birthday. A family member, who pleaded anonymity, said Okara was relaxing at his Yenagoa residence when he slumped about 4p.m. on Sunday. He said the head of the Okara family has sent a text message out for an emergency meeting, and the family would issue a formal statement afterwards. Meanwhile, the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Bayelsa State Chapter, in a statement by its chairman, Mrs Bina Ilagha, said the association was sadden by the news of the death. “The Association is ruffled by the news because it came at a time when preparations are in top ge

Anambra Agency Targets N500m Revenue For 2019

Chief Jude Emecheta, managing Director of Anambra State Advertising Agency (ANSAA) says the agency is targeting revenue generation of about N500 million for 2019. Emecheta told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Sunday that though the first quarter was almost over, the target was still realistic. He, however, said the social media was fast taking toll on outdoor advertising business through its online platforms. The managing director said ANSAA was already putting in place strategies towards E-advertising to enable it tap into the opportunities of technology and compete favourably in the social media age. “Nowadays, people don’t rely solely on billboards anymore; even the newspapers are also going online so that if you advertise in any newspaper, the advert goes online on their platform. “So, it is hampering our projections from outdoor returns. We are being more creative about it through technology, workshops, trade fairs, and other avenues to create rev

Benue Collation Officer Shot While en route to INEC Headquarters

Comfort Dooshima, the Gboko Local Government Collation Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been shot by unknown gunmen in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. The University of Agriculture professor was on her way to the INEC headquarters in Makurdi to present results from the local government when she was shot by unknown gunmen. Dooshima was rushed to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital. SaharaReporters could not establish as of the time of filing this report if she was still alive or dead. Benue is one of five states where supplementary governorship elections, the others being Bauchi, Plateau, Sokoto and Kano.

DSS,Police Begin Fresh Screening At INEC Collation Center In Kano

The Department of State Services (DSS) and the Police have begun fresh screening of journalists, election observers, party agents and other stakeholders at the collation centre of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano, Kano State. Journalists were orderly and already seated at the collation hall patiently waiting for continuation of the suspended event when security personnel suddenly announced that everyone should move out for a fresh screening, regardless of the tags previously given to journalists by INEC. As of the time of filing in this report, the people had been returned into the hall. INEC officials are currently meeting as they try to sort out “some anomalies” in results for Nasarawa and Kibiya local government areas, which are the only two pending local governments. Before INEc declared the election inconclusive, Abdullahi Ganduje, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had polled 987,819 votes, while Abba Yusuf, candidate of the P

AFCON 2019Q: Eagles Defeats Seychelles 3-1, Win Group E With 13 Points

The Super Eagles ended their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers campaign on a winning note defeating Seychelles 3-1 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba Delta State on Friday. Odion Ighalo scored to give Nigeria the lead three minutes after the half hour mark, but Melaine Rody drew Seychelles level eight minutes later. Henry Onyekuru, making his first official start for the Super Eagles, restored Nigeria’s lead with a cool header seven minutes into the second half. Moses Simon came off the substitutes bench five minute from time to seal the win with a fierce shot inside the box. The win is Nigeria’s fourth in Group E and finished as group winners with 13 points from six games. Ten minutes into the game Oghenekaro Etebo failed to take a chance from the edge of the box after Ighalo won a free-kick at the edge of the Seychelles penalty area. In the 24th minute, Ighalo missed an opportunity to break the deadlock from six yards when he could not rea

Sola Sobowale Covers The Latest Edition of Genevieve Magazine

In celebration of women’s month, Nollywood veteran, Sola Sobowale covers the March/April issue of Genevieve Magazine. She spoke with Sonia Irabor about her career, dealing with rejection, and how her iconic role in King of Boys came to be! More photos below:

Davido, Others Set To Perform At Dreamland Festival In U.S.

Nigerian artist David Adeleke, popularly known as ( Davido ), will be performing at the Dreamland Festival alongside with some renowned artists. The event will be holding at the Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. on April 6. The organisers made this known on the festival’s official Instagram page @dreamville, where they listed the instragram handle of the artists. “DREAMVILLE FEST 2019 Full Line Up Is Here, See you Soon! • APRIL 6TH RALEIGH, NC TIX DREAMVILLEFEST.COM. “@realcoleworld @sza @bigsean @21savage @6lack @nelly @teyanataylor @bas @jidsv @davidoofficial @rapsody @cozz @sabapivot @earthgang @arilennox @omen @lute_west9 @kingmez According to report, the event was supposed to hold on September 15, 2018, but was rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence. A lineup of other artistes slated to perform at the festival are: J. Cole, SZA, Big Sean, 21 Savage, 6LACK, Nelly, Teyana Taylor, J.I.D. Rapsody, Cozz, Saba, Earthgang, Ari Lennox, Omen,

2face Idibia Receives OAU’s Honorary Fellow Award

Innocent Idibia aka 2Face has been conferred with the award of the Fellow of the school of music by the Department of Music, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. The 43 year-old Singer, who is also a songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur became the pioneer recipient of the award which was presented to him at the department’s 1st public lecture and fellowship award on Wednesday. 2Face had earlier announced through his Instagram handle, @official2baba that he would be delivering a public lecture at the institution after which the award of the fellow of school of music would be conferred on him. “Being the torch-bearer for the new pop movement is a role I do not take lightly. And I am honored to have been found worthy of such noble albeit enormous responsibility.” 2Face Idibia said as he received the award. 2Face, who was also a guest lecturer presented a paper on the topic “2 decades of Afro-pop in Nigeria: The perspective of 2Baba”. The music icon, who has

Buhari Signs New Act

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Engineers Registration Amendment Act 2019, to address the menace of collapsed buildings and other cases of engineering failures in the country. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Sen. Ita Enang, revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents in Abuja on Friday. According to him, the Act also establishes the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) with far-reaching powers of prosecution of infractions, regulating industrial training of engineers, capacity building of local content in engineering industry. He said that the new law granted COREN power of prosecuting “any person or firm that contravenes the provisions of this Act in a court of competent jurisdiction; regulating industrial training schemes in engineering practitioners and students: “Ensuring capacity building and monitoring local content development in the Nigerian engineering industry

Osun Verdict: Secondus, Obi, Others Congratulate Adeleke On Victory At Tribunal

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Uche Secondus, has congratulated the party’s Gubernatorial Candidate for Osun, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, for his victory at the election tribunal. Secondus, in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Mr Ike Abonyi, said that the judiciary should be hailed for standing up for the truth by declaring Adeleke winner of the Sept. 22, 2018 governorship elections in Osun. He said that the Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, by its landmark ruling, had helped to restore hope to Nigerians that all stolen mandates shall be recovered and retuned intact to the rightful winners. Secondus commended the Judges for putting truth and justice ahead of any other matter in carrying out their professional responsibilities. Similarly, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the party in the Feb. 23 Presidential Election, Mr Peter Obi, hailed the tribunal for declaring Adeleke winner of the election. Obi said he had a

Supplementary Polls: Vote Any Party Of Your Choice – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he believes in the will of the people and cannot put pressure on voters to elect leaders they do not like. Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday, dismissed insinuations that he was forcing voters to elect candidates other than those they preferred during the supplementary elections scheduled for 17 states on March 23. The president said at no time did he give instructions that the electorate should vote particular candidates. The President assured Nigerians that he was ready to work with elected representatives of the people regardless of party platforms on which they were elected. President Buhari said he would work in the best interest of the country and democracy. President Buhari, who thanked voters for re-electing him for a second term in office, said he would never forget their sacrifices in defying harsh weather conditions to vote for him.

Governor Oyetola Heads To Appeal Court Following Defeat At Osun Tribunal

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has said he is heading to the Appeal Court following the verdict by a tribunal in Osun, upturning his victory at the state’s governorship election. This is according to a statement by Mr. Wole Oyebamiji, secretary to the State Government of Osun. In its statement, the Osun State Government informed the people that the judgment of the election tribunal has been put on appeal. The Government assured the people of Osun that justice will prevail at last, and that the law enforcement agencies have been instructed to maintain law and order across the State. The Osun Government in its communique appreciated the support of the majority of the people “in all things essential for mutual progress”. It further assured all the residents of the state of adequate security of lives and properties, noting that the Government of the State is still the only legitimate government having the authority to govern Osun. Residents of the state were urge

Tribunal Declares Ademola Adeleke Winner Of Osun Governorship Election

The Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, as the winner of the poll. The Tribunal made the declaration on Friday after dismissing a preliminary objection against the petition of the PDP and Senator Adeleke, challenging the outcome of the September 2018 governorship election in the state. The preliminary objection was filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the election, Governor Gboyega Oyetola, as well as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The three defendants claimed that the petition of the PDP and its candidate was incompetent and the tribunal lacked jurisdiction to hear it. Delivering a ruling on the preliminary objection, Justice Peter Obiora who is a member of the three-man Tribunal held that the petition was competent. He also stated that the Tribunal has the jurisdiction to hear and determine it. The judge he

What I Expect Buhari To Do For NIGERIA - South Korean President

South Korean President, Moon Jae-in has set agenda for President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria after he won a re-election bid. Congratulating Buhari on his re-election, Jae-in wanted Buhari to achieve political stability and economic prosperity for the nation. A statement issued by Buhari’s spokesperson, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday, disclosed that President Jae-in, in a letter, felicitated with the Nigerian leader on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Korea. “I hope that under your leadership, Nigeria will continue to achieve political stability and economic prosperity,’’ he said. Jae-in also noted that “Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1980, our two countries are maintaining friendship and cooperation in various areas. “I would like to closely cooperate with you to develop the relationship to a more mutually beneficial and future-oriented one.” He wished President Buhari “good health as well as the everlasting prosperit