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Transfer: Fellaini Spotted At Airport, Prepared To Leave Manchester United.

Belgian footballer, Marouane Fellaini is now set to leave Manchester United after six years of dedicated service at old trafford.

The player has been spotted at an airport in Brussels ahead of a proposed £10m transfer to china on deadline day.

Man. United who has been in discussions with a chinese Super League club over the 31 year old player have now agreed on personal terms for a three year contract at Shandong Luneng.

Former Man. United coach, Jose Mourinho had insisted he wanted him to stay at old trafford while he was in charge last year as he became the focal point of the portugese coach.

However, Fellaini has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford after the arrival of new coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker boss in December 2018, and has yet to appear from the start under the manager, with a calf injury having also held him back as part of the reasons.

The midfielder will sign a lucrative £200,000 per week contract with Shandong Luneng, having already passed a medic…

Lionel Messi Talks On Barcelona Winning Three Titles After Defeating Sevilla.

FC Barcelona Skipper, Messi believes his club displayed their appetite for the Copa del ray by blowing away Sevilla 6-1 on thursday to pull off a comeback and take a place for themselves in the semi-finals.

Sevilla had initially won the first leg 2-0 but their lead was wiped out within 31 minutes at Barcelona's home, Camp Nou after Philippe Countinho scored a penalty kick referred to him by Lionel Messi, before Ivan Rakitic net in a second.

Countinho headed in his second goal, and Sergi Roberto added a fourth one, only for Guilherme Arana to give Sevilla a high hope which was for a brief moment, Luis Suarez and Messi then wrapped up the beautiful match with a goal from both players which brought the emphatic victory in the match to an end.

It was alleged that some doubters thinks Barcelona had given up in winning the cup and they didn't want it, the skipper spoke on the issue.

He said: "But in no way is this the case. This team wants to fight for all three titles, as is …

I was misinterpreted to be corrupt - Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar denied being involved in corruption when he was in the Nigerian Customs Service

 The PDP presidential candidate also insisted his wife is not involved in corruption Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate has dismissed allegation that he used his position in the Nigerian Customs Service to perpetrate acts of corruption.

 (NAN) reported that the custom allegation followed the controversial importation of 53 suit cases into the country in 1984 by a first class traditional ruler in the North.

Abubakar was the Customs Officer in Charge of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport when the suit cases were brought into the country.
 It would be recalled that a United States Senate report had accused Atiku Abubakar of laundering over $40 million in suspicious funds into the United States between 2000 and 2008, using his fourth wife, Jennifer.

Abubakar said that he is the bridge between the future and the present, stressing that he ha…

Ronaldo anonymous as Atlanta dump Juventus out Coppa Italia.

Timothy Castagne netted the opener, Duvan Zapata brace sees defending champions out of Coppa Italia in a tough quarterfinal clash on Wednesday, January 30, at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia.

 Atalanta were in the front foot from the start and capitalized on Juventus slump.

 Atalanta and Juventus suffered injury setback after the Josip Ilicic and Chiellini limped off after suffering knocks. Juve brought in Joao Cancelo but he was caught in possession by Timothy Castagne, who dashed forward to smash the ball into the net for Atalanta’s opener.

 Moments later, it was 2-0, as Zapata turned on the edge of the penalty area and hit a stunner that beat Szczesny and sailed into the net for his 16th goal in the last 10 matches for Atalanta.

Juve boss Max Allegri was sent off for dissent after throwing his coat on to the field of play. Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala had free kicks from vintage positions to score but failed to make it count as they could not break Atalanta’s defence …

Barcelona rattles out Sevilla in Copa comeback

The defending champions qualified on a 6-3 aggregate after recording a 6-1 win in the fixture.

Ernesto Valverde's side knew they had to give a good fight to overturn the first leg the two-goal cushion in the first leg. And it did not take long for La Blaugrana to make their intentions known as Lionel Messi was fouled in the box and he handed the penalty kick to teammate Phillipe Coutinho.

 The Brazilian buried the ball into the goalkeeper's right-hand corner to put his team back into the contest in the 13th minute to make it 1-0. In the 27th minute, Sevilla were also rewarded with their own penalty as Eva Benaga wasted the opportunity to restore the lead on aggregate.

Ivan Rakitic showed Barca prowess  by 2-0 in the 31st minute with a deaf touch after timing his run to perfection from an Arthur's pass to level the aggregate by 2-2.

The match was thrown wide open in the second half as Barcelona pushed further in getting more goals which they did in the 53rd minute. Coutinh…

Why Atiku wasn't President under me - Obasanjo.

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed why he never declared former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar as acting President when he was in power.

Obasanjo explained that he didn’t declare Abubakar acting president because he didn’t have to travel out of the country for 104 days like President Muhammadu Buhari did when he went to London for a medical vacation.

At the Lagos Island Club Quarterly Business Lecture, on Wednesday, the former President said insinuations that he stifled Abubakar while in government was erroneous.

He claimed there is no President of Nigeria that has devolved power to his deputy like he did to Atiku.

According to Obasanjo: “Atiku had occasions to preside on a few times that I was out of the country on duty. On those occasions he was in charge of the Federal Executive Council meetings. And, no Nigerian Chief Executive has devolved to his deputy as much as I did to Atiku.

“I did not need to designate him as acting president because the constitution is clear…

Neymar to miss United double header.

Neymar out for ten weeks.
Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that Neymar will undergo conservative treatment for his metatarsal injury and will be out for ten weeks.
The Brazilian suffered the injury in the recent Coupe de France victory for PSG .
The club stated that, after consultation with world-renowned medical experts, the player will not undergo an operation and instead will follow a treatment that will keep him out for two and a half months.
This rules Neymar out of the Champions League second round tie against
Manchester United and would see him back in time for the quarter-finals, should PSG progress.

Tanzanian Music Star - Diamond Platnumz Wants His Upcoming Wedding Declared As Public Holiday.

Tanzanian Musician Naseeb Abdul Juma popularly recognised as Diamond Platnumz who is getting ready for his upcoming wedding to his Kenyan model girlfriend, Tanasha Donna Barbieri has said how he wants their wedding to be celebrated.

According to the singer who is one of Africa’s most successful music artistes, he wants his wedding day declared a public holiday in home country Tanzania.

The singer made this known in a recent interview when he explained that he wants the government of Tanzania to consider his wish so that all his family members would be able to attend the ceremony.

In his words: "The reason why we had to change the date is because Tanasha’s mother will be working on Valentine’s Day. I do not want a small wedding, if it is possible I would like the government to consider it a public holiday."

It would be recalled that in December 2018, Platnumz officially declared his intentions to marry his heartthrob on Valentine’s day.

The wedding ceremony was however shift…

EPL: Pogba Comments After Man. United 2-2 Draw With Burnley FC.

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has spoken on his clubside’s 2-2 draw with Burnley FC on Tuesday 29th of January 2019, in the Premier League.

Pogba hailed his teammates for their fighting spirit against Burnley, adding that the result was disappointing.

He said: “We have to learn from our mistakes and next time start the game differently,” Pogba was quoted by Mirror UK as saying at post-match.

“The coach said to us, you have to start strong and be aggressive because that’s what they were in the first half.

We played like we were winning 1-0 or 2-0, that’s where we went wrong.

“The reaction was good, we didn’t lose, but we dropped two points we could have won", he concluded.

EPL: Chelsea Manager Sends Strong Message To Chelsea Board Over Fabregas Replacement.

Chelsea coach and manager, Maurizio Sarri has sent a message to Chelsea board saying that he was still “waiting” for the blues to sign a new midfielder following the departure of Cesc Fabregas.

Chelsea who were very close to signing Argentine midfielder, Leandro Paredes from Zenit Saint Petersburg before the player signed for Paris Saint-Germain for £35million on Monday 28th of January, 2019.

Fabregas left Chelsea to join Ligue 1 side, Monaco few days ago, but Maurizio Sarri said Chelsea required a replacement for the Spainaird.

Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Bournemouth,
Maurizio said: “I thought it was important for us to have two players [arrive]. One has arrived and I am waiting for the other, Metro UK reports.

“If he arrives I will be very happy, if not I will have to work with these players which isn’t a problem.

“[Ethan] Ampadu didn’t perform very well in that position but he is very young and it’s a new position. It’s not easy to play in that position p…

EPL: The Total Amount Of Money Arsenal Paid To Sack Arsène Wenger.

Arsenal’s decision to bring Arsène Wenger’s reign to an end cost the club a sum of £17.1m in pay-offs to the Frenchman and his coaching staff, the UK Times reports.

Arsene Wenger, departed the english premiership club after a 22-year reign, despite a year to go in his current contract.
Last April, Wenger gave the biggest hint so far that he was sacked by the club. 
The sack which came as a surprise to many gunners fans who had wished for it to come for a long time.
During his press conference ahead of a Europa League clash against Atletico Madrid, the Frenchman said the decision was not his.
“The timing was not really my decision and for the rest I’ve spoken about it already,” he said.

Newcastle ruin Guardiola's centenary.

Newcastle  United came back from a goal down to stun Pep Guardiola 's Manchester City 2-1 at St James' Park on Tuesday night and land a big blow to their premier League title hopes.

On Pep Guardiola 's 100th Premier League game in charge of the Citizens , they got off to the perfect start when Sergio Aguero netted after 24 seconds from close range, with a David Silva diving header assist.
Aguero had a second goal harshly ruled out before the interval and that came back to bite them in the 66th minute when Salomon Rondon levelled with his sixth league goal of the campaign.

Twelve minutes later, the game was turned on its head when Fernandinho was loose in possession and gave away a penalty in trying to recover possession.

Matt Ritchie kept his cool from the spot to fire low under Ederson in what could be a decisive goal at both ends of the table.

ASUU STRIKE : Update as FG meets major demand.

ASUU, has provided update on the ongoing strike as the Federal Government, yesterday, met one of its major demands.

This is as the union has received the certificate of operation for Nigerian University Pension Management Company, NUPEMCO, from the National Pension Commission.

The refusal of the regulatory agency to approve the teachers’ union’s pension commission for operation has been one of the major issues in the dispute between ASUU and the Federal Government.

However, the National Pension Council, the regulatory agency for the country’s pension companies, granted the union the certificate of operation on Monday.

ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, in a short message sent across to members of the union, yesterday, said ASUU received the certificate at about 11:20 a.m.

 “Dear Comrade, We collected the final letter of approval of NUPEMCO operational license at about 11.20a.m in PENCOM office. Profound appreciation goes to all who prepared the ground and made this possible.


House of Reps passes national minimum wage bill

The House of Representatives has finally passed the national minimum wage after receiving it from President Muhammadu Buhari

The House approved N30,000 as the new minimum wage, saying it will be effective the day it is assented to by President Buhari

 The bill was passed by the lawmakers during plenary on Tuesday, January 29 The national minimum wage bill has been passed by the House of Representatives after considering the report of its ad hoc committee during plenary on Tuesday, January 29.

 According to the lawmakers, the bill will be effective the day it is assented to by President Buhari. Below is the House plenary of Tuesday, January 26: On Monday, January 28, the National Assembly held public hearing on the new minimum wage bill. Members of both Senate and House of Representatives were present as well as Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, and Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance. Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the House of Representatives, said the "consi…

MORATA first interview in Atletico shirt.

Atletico Madrid signing Alvaro Morata has expressed his happiness and excitement at returning to the club he played at as a child.

During his younger years, Morata would act as a ballboy and he made it clear that his dream was always to play on the pitch, albeit at the previous
Estadio Vicente Calderon .

"There were times where I had to wait at the gate with my father because, as ballboys, we had to be at the game two hours before it started," said Morata.
"I would enjoy myself and watch
Atletico .
"Whenever I see a ballboy, I see myself.
"I dreamt of someday being on that pitch."
The striker emphasised how pleased he is to have signed for Atletico .
"I am proud to be here," he added.
"I know the stadium, I know the shirts; I am very happy and proud to be here.
"I cannot wait to train, to be with my teammates and, above all, to be able to play here."
Before the move was even announced,
Morata stated that he had been watching Atle…

ASUU STRIKE: Lecturers Reveals Why Strike Is Still On, Warns Buhari Govt.

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has challenged the federal government to desist from distorting facts about funds released to the union.

Speaking with The Nation over the weekend, the President of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said the comment credited to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige that N163 billion was released to the Union was a distortion of facts.

He disclosed that the N163 billion mentioned by Ngige was released to the Universities by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND, to meet specific needs in the universities and not the revitalization fund being demanded by the unions.

He said “The Minister of Labour referred to the release of N163bn which was not released by the Ministry of Education for revitalization. That fund he alluded to was from TETFUND.

“TETFUND was there when we carried out the NEEDS Assessment in 2012. What we called Revitalisation Fund today is a product of that exercise of 2012. We have alway…

EPL: Guardiola Rates His Team Chance Of Retaining Premier League Title This Season.

Manchester City manager and coach, Pep Guardiola has stated that the only way for Mancheater City to retain this season’s Premier League title is to win their remaining games and make sure they don’t lose any points.

Guardiola made mention of this ahead of Manchester City’s Premier League clash with Newcastle United today.

He said that, “In both situations (Man City and Liverpool), later or earlier, the only chance we have is if we win the games. If not, it will be almost over,” Guardiola said at pre-match, Independent reports.

He said: “Every game for us is a final. In the cup competitions, we are playing also a final. So what should we do? If playing after, we have to win. If playing before, we have to win.

“I think all the teams that want to win the title have to feel the pressure. We have the pressure, we feel the pressure. You have to handle it.”

“I think 15 games left, many points to play and different circumstances, with a lot of games in our legs, in our minds. We change comp…

Manchester United Still Not Pleased Under Solsjkaer - De Gea.

David De Gea - Manchester United Goalkeeper has stated that the club is not still satisfied despite their commendable record under caretaker manager Ole Solskjaer.
Solskjaer’s team are still 16 points behind Premier League leaders, Liverpool, who already have 60 points.
Manchester United who are sitting in the sixth position have won all six league games since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho to close the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea from 11 points to three in the Premier League table, NAN reports.
“We want to get back into the Champions League places, which will be a difficult objective, but we have managed to reduce the point’s deficit quite a bit,” De Gea told Sky Sports.
“They’re on a good run of results but we’re playing at home, and we’re also on a good run of form, so we’re fully confident of winning all three points,” De Gea added.
After advancing to the fifth round of the FA Cup at Arsenal’s expense, Manchester United will on Tuesday, be hosting Burnley FC in the Premier Le…

Gonzalo Higuain shows behavioural class during debut.

The Blues  were left stunned after witnessing Gonzalo Higuain turn down the chance to score on his debut.

Chelsea were awarded a penalty in the first half against Sheffield Wednesday after Cesar Azpilicueta was hacked down by Sam Hutchinson.

After Andre Marriner pointed to the spot, Brazil star Willian picked up the ball and walked over to his new team-mate.

The winger offered Higuain the penalty who, surprisingly, refused. The pair embraced before Willian walked over to the penalty spot to place the ball.

The Brazilian made no mistake and coolly convert the penalty to put the hosts 1-0 up.

Fans were left wowed by Higuain’s show of humility and immediately praised the actions of both Chelsea men.

The Argentina striker has joined Chelsea on loan for the remainder of the season.

Higuain had been plying his trade at AC Milan, where he scored eight goals in 22 appearances, but has now reunited with Maurizio Sarri with whom he played under at Napoli.

Osinbajo reveals persons Buhari will jail.

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, insisted the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will jail more corrupt Nigerians if re-elected.

Osinbajo spoke on Sunday during his house-to-house campaign in Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State.

He said grand corruption, which plagued the 16 years administration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), contributed to the lack of infrastructure for Nigerians.

Osinbajo proclaimed the Buhari-led APC government would focus on jobs for youths, power and providing enough resources to financially empower petty traders and business owners.

“The difference between us and the PDP is that we don’t steal government resources. We use it for the people. We earn less and we spend more on the welfare of people than the previous government.

“Everybody know Buhari is an honest man.
He will not steal public fund. We shall continue to fight corruption so that we can have enough money to provide infrastructure. We have to build on the foundation we have laid.

FG warns US, UK, EU over criticism on CJN suspension.

The Federal Government has reacted to the criticism by the United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom Over the suspension of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari.

 It was reported that Many Nigerians, as well as the international community have condemned the development.

The  Federal Government in a statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, to NAN on Saturday, warned against foreign interference into the nation’s affairs.

The statement, reads,”Nigeria reserves the right to be insulated from suggestions and or interference with respect to wholly internal affairs and commends international laws,customs and norms that mandate and require nations and the comity to respect this prerogative to all."

“Nigeria is confident of its electoral processes and her preparation for the imminent elections and the federal government has supported the independent electoral umpire in both…

New acting CJN swears in 250 members of elections tribunal.

Saturday, January 26, in Abuja.  The new acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Muhammed Tanko appointed and swore in 250 members of the general elections tribunal.
He urged the new appointees to carry out their duties dignity, integrity and the fear of God.
 During the swearing-in ceremony held in in Abuja on Saturday, Muhammed admonished the members of the election tribunals to carry out their duties with integrity and godly fear in their hearts.

 It was reported that the said judges had arrived Abuja hoping that the panel would be inaugurated, a source said: “There are a total of 250 members who would sit on the election panels. The panels comprise National Assembly Election Petition Tribunals, Governorship Election Petition Tribunals, and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunals. “His sudden removal was aimed at either stopping the event or removing some judges on the lists. That is what will happen.

Olivier Giroud Comments On Gonzalo Higuain Arrival At Chelsea FC.

Chelsea player, Giroud has made a statement on striker, Gonzalo Higuain arrival at Stamford bridge.

Higuain who joined Chelsea from his former club, Juventus on a six month transfer, and Giroud said it is okay to have competition at Chelsea.

Speaking on Gonzalo Higuain’s arrival at Chelsea, Giroud told ESPN: “I think it’s good for the club to have different top strikers.

“It’s a benefit for the team and competition is always good for strikers, so we will try to step up together to help the team reach our target. I can’t wait to play with Higuain.”

Giroud added: “It’s true, I’ve got a very good understanding with Eden, off the pitch and on the pitch.

“But I’m not making the starting XI — the manager makes choices and you have to respect them. Maybe I have to show more in training to be back in the team on a regular basis.”

The blues will play against Bournemouth in the Premier League fixture on Wednesday.

Justice Onnoghen: Nigerian lawyers object, gives Buhari 7 days to reverse suspension.

Nigerian lawyers under the shield of Coalition Of Lawyers Against Corruption in Nigeria, COLAC, has given President Muhammadu Buhari seven days to reinstate the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen.

COLAC said by this singular act, President Buhari has demonstrated that he does not have any regard for the Supreme law of the land which is the constitution.

The CJN was suspended yesterday by President Buhari who said that he acted on an order by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.

In a statement  by the National Coordinator, COLAC, the lawyers said :

“The purported suspension of Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Buhari, is undoubtedly unconstitutional and unacceptable. It’s a complete show of shame.

“The reason given by the President that he was ordered by the CCT to wield the big stick is legally and morally watery. It’s unreasonable and illogical.

“It has become very obvious that the President does not have any iota for the Supreme law of the land which i…

Pogba back in consideration for captaincy duties -- Solskjaer

Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba is back in consideration for captaincy duties at Manchester United four months after being stripped of the role by Jose Mourinho.

“He is a leader,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Friday. “He’s a character, he influences people and you’ve seen the videos from France. He cares and he really wants to be successful.

Mourinho told Pogba in September he would no longer be considered for the armband but caretaker boss Solskjaer has reversed the decision.

“He knows he can’t do it by himself, it’s a team game and he’s a character that brings so many good things with him when he’s enjoying himself, I have to say.”

Pogba captained United nine times under Mourinho and  was named skipper for the first game of the season against Leicester. But just after a month he was stripped off captaincy while insisting there had been “no fall out” between the pair.

Pogba played from the  benched for Mourinho’s final three league games in charge at Old Trafford but has bee…

Chelsea FC Comments As Victor Moses Move To Fenerbahce.

English clubside, Chelsea has reacted as winger Victor Moses moved to Istanbul club, Fernerbahce.

After, some series of offers by the Turkish giants, he refused and later accepted stating his own conditions.

The ex-Nigerian International player signed an 18-month loan deal with Fenerbahce on Friday.

The 28-year-old will remain at the Turkish side until the end of the 2019/20 season.

Chelsea took to their official Twitter page, @ChelseaFC, to wish Moses goodluck at his new club, Fenerbahce.

“Good luck at Fenerbahce, @VictorMoses!,” Chelsea twitted alongside a picture of Moses wearing the Blues’ jersey.

Victor Moses will hope to lead Fenerbahce, who are currently on the 15th position in the Turkey top-flight league table, to avoid relegation this season.

Ibrahim Chaibou was handed a life ban for bribery and match-fixing by FIFA.

The 52-year-old referee was the centre referee when Nigeria hosted Argentina in June 2011 Ibrahim Chaibou, Niger referee, was on Thursday, January 25, slammed with a life ban for bribery and match-fixing by FIFA.
The world’s football’s governing body, FIFA, also slammed a 177,000 euros (about $226,000) fine on the 52-year-old Chaibou who is also barred from engaging in a football-related activities for life.

“Mr Chaibou has been banned for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level,” a statement from FIFA’s independent Ethics Committee read in part.

Chaibou famously awarded several spot-kicks in a 2010 friendly game between South Africa and Guatemala which sparked an official probe.
At the last count, Chaibou’s career were key to revealing how international matches were manipulated for betting scams, forcing FIFA to change the rules for selecting referees after exposing convicted match-fixer Wilson Perumal.

ASUU stays firm on revitalisation fund, sends bulletin to branches.

-ASUU sends bulletin to branches.

 The union has said the Federal Government failed to make fresh offer on funding for the revitalisation of public universities in the country.

They also stated clearly that the government is yet to address the issue of renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement in its new offer made to the union on Monday. This was stated by the President of ASUU, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi in a bulletin he sent to branches of the union.

Ogunyemi said: “At the meeting held on January 21, 2019 between the union and government agents (the Minister of Labour and Employment and Representatives of relevant government agencies), government improved its earlier offer.”

“However, government has failed to address the crucial issues of funding for the revitalisation of public universities in Nigeria and renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement."

 “To confuse the public about our struggle, agents of government and some haters of our principled and purposeful struggle …

Monaco sack Thierry Henry and consider the return of Jardim

AS Monaco have sacked Thierry Henry after just 20 matches, with the club sitting in the relegation zone with 17 games remaining.

The name being linked with the job is Leonardo Jardim, the man who occupied the position before being dismissed after a poor start to the Ligue 1 campaign.

The  club made a statement on their website about the sacking of their legendary former player,

"The club announces that it has decided to suspend the functions of the head coach of the first team. Franck Passi will train the team from Friday," read a brief statement.

Monaco are already out of the Coupe de France as well as the Champions League and now have less than half a season to avoid a shock relegation for a side that won the league title in 2017.

How Amaechi troubled me in South East - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the present Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, created a serious bother for him when he announced to construct a railway linking the South-East zone to the Northern part of Nigeria.

Buhari claimed that fulfilling the promise Amaechi made would be difficult.

He made the disclosure during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign in Enugu, on Thursday.

Buhari, also, insisted he would try his all to convince the Federal Executive Council members to approve the project.

The president said the promise Amaechi made was not tabled to the FEC, insisting that it would have been proper to get approval from FEC before making it public.

He said: “Amaechi has made you people a promise and I don’t know how to fulfil it. But I can see how I will fulfil it by getting the Federal Executive Council members to approve it"

Buhari then showed appreciation to the zone for coming out to support him and express there love to the Nation…

Oby Ezekwesili pull-out from presidential race, gives reasons

Thursday sees Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, pull-out  from the presidential race to help build a coalition to defeat the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 16, 2019 election.

In a statement issued by her campaign spokesperson Ozioma Ubabukoh, Ezekwesili was quoted as saying that her decision to withdraw from the race followed extensive discussions with Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora.

In addition to that, the action was also prompted by an examination of the country’s electoral environment sequel to the 2019 presidential debate on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

“This decision followed extensive consultations with leaders from various walks of life across the country over the past few days. I deem it necessary for me to focus on helping to build a veritable coalition to ensure a viable alternative to the #APCPDP in the forthcoming elections,” the statement read.

She said, “It is my ardent belief that this broad coalition for a viable alternative h…

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr Speaks On Victor Moses Return, AFCON.

Super eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has stated that the door to the team is still open for winger Victor Moses, if he decides to come back but he must show committment and fight for his shirt.

He made the comment on the sidelines of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match Day 4 between MFM FC and Rangers International FC of Enugu.

On the winger come back Rohr has this to say:
“Victor Moses is a player with lots of quality but stopped playing for the National team after the World Cup. We have to respect his decision not to play again, he added that he must show that he is fit to play for the team because we have other players playing well in his position now.

“Moses has to be strong to come back to the team because we have more options on the wings now like Samuel Kalu, Samuel Chukwueze, Alex Iwobi and Ahmed Musa. All these players are on his wings.

“Victor Moses comeback is a good news for us,” he said.

He spoke on African Cup of Nations where he stated that he would presen…

Mikel Obi's Jersey Number At Middlesbrough Revealed.

Former Chelsea star John Mikel Obi on Tuesday 22nd of January, 2019 underwent a medical at Middlesbrough after agreeing personal terms with the English Championship side on Monday.

Mikel Obi's jersey number has been revealed at Middlesborough.

According to The Nation, the 31-year-old has been handed the number 12 shirt at Middlesbrough and will be unveiled on Wednesday.

Middlesbrough who currently sits at the fifth position in the Championship table and seven points off leaders Leeds.

However, Mikel Obi will now be part of Tony Pulis side who will bring premier league football back to Middlesbrough in next season.

PDP Is Empty In Oke Ogun, As Low Turn Out Of People Is Witnessed At Rally.

Opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party is empty in Oke Ogun, updatescrib reports.
Yesterday was the party campaign rally and despite the party mobilization from the 33 local governments, only few people in Oke ogun joined the rally.

The campaign which was scheduled to hold in thesame day as Oja Oba market day in Kishi, but only few people attended to them during the rally.

With the presence of top party members such as Seyi Makinde and Mulikat Adeola, PDP rally did not pull much crowd as the other party does during campaigns in Oke Ogun.

 It's obvious the ADC candidate, Barrister Bayo Lawal is fully on ground. The action of the people has shown that PDP is not popular in Oke Ogun.

Seyi Makinde whose head was adorned in an expensive black cap and honorable Mulikat Adeola dressed in a white shirt, handled the distribution of hand fans and other items as souvenirs, the people were not allowed to be fooled and convinced.

The difficult countenance on the face of Mr. Olopoeniy…

Victor Moses Rejects Chelsea Transfer Agreement With Fenerbahce.

Victor moses has stated reasons he rejected a transfer agreement between his club, Chelsea FC and Fenerbahce.
One of Moses’s reasons for turning down a move to Fernebahce was because the 28-year-old does not want to step out of England, reports.
The report also claimed that Moses is yet to make up his mind on a decision that will see him choose one of the following clubs: Fulham, Crystal Palace, Cardiff City or Huddersfield Town.
The Instabul club, Fenerbahce are still interested in signing the ex-Nigerian International in this January transfer window.

Transfer: Mike Obi Makes Shock Return To English Club.

Super eagles captain and former Chelsea star, John Mikel Obi has undergone medicals at Middlesbrough and he his expected to sign a deal with the championship club.
SunSport reports that the 31-year-old former Chelsea midfielder, travelled from London to the north-east yesterday after agreeing personal terms.

Mikel Obi however, wanted to return to England where his wife and children reside.

The two-time Premier League player spent the past two years at Tianjin TEDA in the Chinese Super League. Roma and Wolfsburg also declared an interest in the former chelsea star.

The two-time Premier League player spent the past two years at Tianjin TEDA in the Chinese Super League.

Mikel will be part of a Tony Pulis side looking to bring Premier League football back to the Riverside come next season.

Tottenham Is 'A Normal Club', Harry Kane Has To Leave - Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Former Manchester United Striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told Tottenham Hotspur star, Harry Kane to leave the spurs which he described as a normal club, if he intends to win trophies.

The 25 year old who is currently out of the pitch for an injury he sustained, is expected to resume training in March.

Harry Kane injured his ankle ligaments at the end of Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United in an English Premier League encounter last week after a collision with Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof.

Zlatan who has represented the likes of Paris Saint-German, Barcelona and Inter Milan, believes the time has come for Kane to move on from Tottenham in pursuit of trophies.

“When I was in England, I saw him [Kane] play, I think he is a good striker,” the La Galaxy striker told Bethard.

“He’s still developing, he’s doing good things. But I always say, playing in a big club, performing good is different from playing in – with all due respect to Tottenham – a ‘normal’ club.

If he want to lift…

Nigeria Police Deny Dino Melaye Freedom Despite Meeting Bail Conditions.

The embattled Senator representing Kogi west, Dino Melaye has not been granted freedom by the Nigeria police in Abuja despite meeting bail conditions.

Dino Melaye was arrested at his residence in Abuja as a suspect in a homicide investigation.

The Maitama Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory on Friday added Dino Melaye bail with stringent conditions to allow him access to his doctors after the senator said he has been ill since he was arrested on January 4.

The Kogi West senator with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party has denied involvement in the murder of the deceased, which occurred in his state, Kogi state in 2018.

The Nigeria police also said Mr. Melaye is involved in the killing of Danjuma Saliu, a police officer, in Kogi State who was shot in a fracas in July 2018.

These allegations and fresh ones being filed against the senator were cited by police sources as the grounds for disregarding the court order for the senator’s freedom on health grounds.

#Oscar2019Awards: See Full List Of Nominations.

Nominations for 2019 Academy Awards have been announced in Los Angeles, USA with Olivia Colman's period comedy-drama: The Favourite and Netflix's black-and-white epic Roma topping this year's Oscar race, coming with 10 nominations each.

The other nominees includes: A Star Is Born and Vice with eight nominations each, followed by Black Panther with seven nominations.

Black Panther is the first superhero movie to be nominated for best picture.

Colman is among the British acting nominees, alongside her co-star Rachel Weisz and Christian Bale for Vice.

See full of nominations below:

Best picture:

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
A Star is Born

Best director:

Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
Adam McKay (Vice)
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)

Best actor:

Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Christian Bale (Vice)
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)
Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Willem Dafoe (At E…

Exclusive Photos From Simi & Adekunle Gold Honeymoon in South Africa.

Latest celebrity couple in the industry, Simi and Adekunle Gold, now recognised as Mr. & Mrs. Kosoko, who had their wedding celebration weeks ago are seen to be enjoying the aftermath of their union.

The newly weds are currently spending time together at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, situated on the Atlantic shore, South Africa for their honeymoon.

See exclusive photographs below:

Arsenal FC Finally Gets A Goal Keeper To Replace Petr Cech.

Arsenal FC has finally identified Juventus goal keeper Emil Audero as a long-term replacement for Cech.

Metro UK reports that Arsenal are willing to sign Audero to provide competition for Leno at Emirates.

Audero, who has impressed so far this season, is currently on loan at Sampdoria from Juventus.

The 22-year-old goal keeper will become a free agent at the end of the season.

Petr Cech announced his retirement from football on his twitter page last week tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo Gets 23-month Prison Sentence After Penalty Miss.

Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday 22nd of January 2019, accepted a 23-month prison sentence to settle his tax fraud case.

This is coming after Ronaldo missed a second-half penalty kick during his side’s 3-0 victory over Chievo in the Serie A encounter on Monday night.

Ronaldo was convicted for evading payment of tax on image rights worth over £12million during his time at Real madrid between 2011 and 2014.

Ronaldo pleaded guilty to avoid any jail time and is expected to pay around £16.5million to the court Metro UK reports.

Ronaldo arrived at the courthouse through the main entrance with his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez.

He was denied special treatment by the judge, having requested to appear by video or enter the building by car.

The Portugese captain acknowledged his guilt and left court within a matter of minutes.

Senate adjourns plenary over lack of quorum.

The Senate on Tuesday adjourned plenary to Wednesday after few  minutes of sitting over lack of quorum.

Senate sitting on Tuesday  was attended by five Senators out of 109 and after the opening prayers by the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, Senator Olushola Adeyeye moved for adjournment.

Adeyeye notified the house that it was not normal in parliamentary practice for sitting to take place when a quorum was not formed.

“Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, you can see that we have not formed a quorum. So, I want to move for adjournment to Wednesday. I so moved. ”

Seconding the motion, Senate Deputy Minority leader, Emmanuel Bwacha said the adjournment was appropriate, and the motion was adopted by the Senate President.

Those who attended  the plenary as at exactly 10:31am were: Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki; Senator Philip Aduda; Senator Emmanuel Bwacha; Senator Olushola Adeyeye; Senator Shaba Lafiagi

Transfer: Chelsea Beats Man. City In Signing Barcelona Youngster, Ilaix Moriba.

Former EPL champions, Chelsea has defeated Manchester City into signing Ilaix Moriba, a Barcelona youngster.

The 16 year old player who is believed to be the next Manchester united star Paul Pogba.

The Sport reports that Chelsea have already met with Moriba’s agent and positive talks have prompted the West London club to make an offer.

The report claimed that Maurizio Sarri’s side made a late bid to bring the youngster to Stamford Bridge after offering the player better wages and more playing time assurances than their Premier League rivals, Manchester City.

The report also claimed that Chelsea Director, Marina Granovskaia has been given the go-ahead by Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich to sign Moriba into the club.