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Furious Edo Governor Redeploys Protocol Director Over Failure to Present Kola to Benin Oba

Furious Edo Governor Redeploys Protocol Director Over Failure to Present Kola to Benin Oba

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE (With agency report) The Director of Protocol (DoP) in Edo, Osayande Aisagbon, has been redeployed to the Ministry of Culture and Diaspora Affairs following alleged embarrassment suffered by Gov. Godwin Obaseki during a visit to the Palace of Oba of Benin. Gov. Obaseki visited the Benin monarch on July 25 for royal blessings as part of ... Read More »

REQUIEM FOR ELDER BỌ̀DÉ OYÈÉWỌLÉ: THE MAN WITH A HOME THAT HAS MATTRESSES FOR ALL

REQUIEM FOR ELDER BỌ̀DÉ OYÈÉWỌLÉ: THE MAN WITH A HOME THAT HAS MATTRESSES FOR ALL

By Diipo Fagunwa The big eyed owl showed its face while the crow cawed thrice as Àyàngbéndé’s drum brought the dirge that no one wanted to hear. The kite left on a long journey, its head bowed while the cuckoo called from the North looking to the ground in supplication. Àyàngbéndé’s drum was sad. It was a long time that ... Read More »

Bukayo Saka, Three Other Arsenal Players Make ‘Golden Boy’ Nomination For Best Young Players In Europe

Bukayo Saka, Three Other Arsenal Players Make ‘Golden Boy’ Nomination For Best Young Players In Europe

Four Arsenal players, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Marinelli, William Saliba and Trae Coyle have been nominated for the prestigious Golden Boy award for best young players in Europe, with Trae Coyle a surprising nominee amongst them. Coyle has yet to feature competitively for the first-team but has been named on the shortlist along with fellow Hale End product Bukayo Saka. Saka ... Read More »

Marcus Rashford writes passionate letter to MPs pleading for free school meals U-turn

Marcus Rashford writes passionate letter to MPs pleading for free school meals U-turn

Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford has written to MPs imploring them to reverse their decision not to provide free school meal vouchers over the summer. The 22-year-old has been working with charity FareShare over lockdown, raising over £20m to provide meals for vulnerable children, and is calling on the Government to help out. A voucher scheme was launched ... Read More »

Rashford: Ex-Ghanaian footballer, Marquaye, claims he’s Man United star’s biological father

Rashford: Ex-Ghanaian footballer, Marquaye, claims he’s Man United star’s biological father

Michael Boye Marquaye, a former Ghanaian footballer based in the United Kingdom, has come out to claim that he is Marcus Rashford’s biological father. The Manchester United star was born to Jamaican parents Joseph Rashford, his father, and Melanie Rashford, his mother. Officially Marcus Rashford is known to be of Jamaican descent. But the latest revelation from the 65-year-old Marquaye ... Read More »

Arsenal ‘set to win the race to sign Dayot Upamecano after RB Leipzig inform AC Milan that the French defender will move to the Premier League’

Arsenal ‘set to win the race to sign Dayot Upamecano after RB Leipzig inform AC Milan that the French defender will move to the Premier League’

RB Leipzig have informed AC Milan that Arsenal are set to win the race to sign defender Dayot Upamecano, according to reports in Italy. The French centre-back has attracted interest from the biggest names in Europe including Manchester United and Bayern Munich after a stellar season in the Bundesliga. Serie A giants Milan have also registered their interest in Upamecano ... Read More »

Meet Joshua Orobosa Zirkzee The Newest Nigerian Striker Giving Lewandowski Jitters In Bayern Munich

Meet Joshua Orobosa Zirkzee The Newest Nigerian Striker Giving Lewandowski Jitters In Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich could seal their eighth successive league title this weekend but they’ll have to manage without Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller. The star duo are both suspended for the Saturday evening clash against Borussia Monchengladbach after picking up too many yellow cards. Hansi Flick’s side could wrap up the title if Borussia Dortmund lose at Fortuna Dusseldorf and then ... Read More »

Lockdown Relaxation: Ganduje Re-Opens Viewing Centres, Donates 40,000 Masks

Lockdown Relaxation: Ganduje Re-Opens Viewing Centres, Donates 40,000 Masks

A day before Laliga, that would be followed by some Leagues across Europe, and amid partial lockdown in Kano state, governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje directed for the re-opening of all Viewing Centres in the state. While directing them to observe all protocols enunciated by health workers. He made this known when the leadership of Soccer Viewing Centres Association, Kano State, ... Read More »

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury Confirm ‘Financial Agreement’ For Two World-title Fights

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury Confirm ‘Financial Agreement’ For Two World-title Fights

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have agreed to face each other not once, but twice, after successful talks between both camps, promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed.Discussions over a mouthwatering Battle of Britain, which would see all four major world heavyweight titles on the line, have been ongoing for months. And now Hearn, who represents Joshua, has confirmed that the financial ... Read More »

George Floyd’s Death :Michael Jordan Donates $100 Million to Racial-Equality Causes

George Floyd’s Death :Michael Jordan Donates $100 Million to Racial-Equality Causes

Michael Jordan and the Jordan brand, produced by Nike Inc., released a joint statement Friday pledging to donate $100 million over 10 years to “organizations dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education.” Jordan has previously been criticized in the past for what was seen as his reluctance to advocate for social causes. The pledge is ... Read More »

With The USA Police You’re One Minute Away From Death – Former Manchester City Star, Nedum Onuoha Reveals

With The USA Police You’re One Minute Away From Death – Former Manchester City Star, Nedum Onuoha Reveals

Real Salt Lake defender Nedum Onuoha says he has a “fear and distrust” of police in the United States as protests against racial injustice sweep across the country following the death of George Floyd. Onuoha moved to Major League Soccer in 2018 after spells at Manchester City, Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers. “I am always very wary of how I ... Read More »

INCREDIBLE :Kevin McBride Ended Iron Mike Tyson’s Boxing Career , He’s Felling Trees  For a Living Now Rather Than Boxers

INCREDIBLE :Kevin McBride Ended Iron Mike Tyson’s Boxing Career , He’s Felling Trees For a Living Now Rather Than Boxers

The man who beat the man is not so easy to find these days. Lately his name has cropped up more than usual, such is the renewal of interest in the other guy, but generally Kevin McBride goes about his business quietly.   The man who beat the man is not so easy to find these days. Lately his name ... Read More »

Klopp picks Okocha’s goal against Kahn as most spectacular in German football history

Klopp picks Okocha’s goal against Kahn as most spectacular in German football history

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has picked Jay-Jay Okocha’s sizzling goal scored against Oliver Kahn as the most spectacular in the history of German football. The 46-year-old Nigerian legend scored the goal when he played for Eintracht Frankfurt against Karlsruher during the 1992-93 Bundesliga season. The midfielder dribbled past a number of his markers, leaving them flat on the floor, ... Read More »

It Will Take  £72m  That Arsenal Stumped For  Nicolas Pepe Last Summer For Me To Sell Osimhen – Lille Owner, Gerard Lopez Reveals

It Will Take £72m That Arsenal Stumped For Nicolas Pepe Last Summer For Me To Sell Osimhen – Lille Owner, Gerard Lopez Reveals

Lille have already received multiple offers for striker Victor Osimhen this summer but it will take a fee close to the £72million Arsenal paid for Nicolas Pepe last summer to land him, insists owner Gerard Lopez. The 21-year-old, who is described by club staff as the ‘Rubix’s cube’ of the side because he is so difficult to figure out on ... Read More »

Ndidi tipped as future Super Eagles captain

Ndidi tipped as future Super Eagles captain

Leicester City’s midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been tipped as the future captain of the national team by prominent former Nigerian internationals following his recent stellar performances for both club and country. Ndidi, who was vice captain for the national U-17 team in his early days, has been one of the mainstays of his English Premier League side likewise the national ... Read More »

‘He is ready’: William Saliba will be a ‘fantastic defensive rock for Arsenal, says Saint Etienne Manager, Claude Puel

‘He is ready’: William Saliba will be a ‘fantastic defensive rock for Arsenal, says Saint Etienne Manager, Claude Puel

William Saliba will be a ‘fantastic’ defensive rock  for Arsenal, according to his Saint-Etienne manager Claude Puel. The 19-year-old joined the Gunners in a £27million summer deal from the Ligue 1 outfit last year, before being loaned back to the club. But with Arsenal yet activate the option to extend David Luiz’s contract by 12 months, Saliba could be brought ... Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Premier League agree to restart the season in THREE WEEKS with Manchester City v Arsenal on June 17 lined up as one of the first games

BREAKING NEWS: Premier League agree to restart the season in THREE WEEKS with Manchester City v Arsenal on June 17 lined up as one of the first games

Premier League clubs have agreed to restart the season in just three weeks’ time in what is a huge breakthrough for their Project Restart plans. The Premier League have desperately been trying to finalise plans to get the season back underway again following its suspension at the beginning of March amid the coronavirus crisis. June 20 has been lined up ... Read More »

Shanghai Shenhua Agrees To Extend Odion Ighalo’s Manchester United Loan Until January If He Signs New £400,000  Per-Week Deal Till 2024′

Shanghai Shenhua Agrees To Extend Odion Ighalo’s Manchester United Loan Until January If He Signs New £400,000 Per-Week Deal Till 2024′

Shanghai Shenhua are reportedly happy to allow Odion Ighalo to remain at Manchester United until January… but only if he signs a new two-year deal with them. Ighalo arrived at Old Trafford on a short-term loan deal in January, and despite the season not yet finishing due to the coronavirus, his contract is due to expire on Sunday. Talks are ... Read More »

Former Tottenham Coach, Harry Redknapp ‘lined up to take over as Nigeria manager by country’s sports ministry’

Former Tottenham Coach, Harry Redknapp ‘lined up to take over as Nigeria manager by country’s sports ministry’

Harry Redknapp has been lined up for a shock return to management with Nigeria But at 73 he could be set for his second foray into international management with the country’s national ministry hoping to install him in charge of the Super Eagles, according to ESPN. The Nigerian Football Federation are hoping to persuade coach Gernot Rohr to extend his ... Read More »