Chelsea break £400m turnover barrier, post £62m profit

A return to Champions League football and prominent player sales allowed Premier League giants Chelsea to record a record £443.4 million ($562 million) turnover and £62 million profit for the 2017/18 season, the club announced on Monday. Revenue rose 22.7 per cent on the previous season thanks in large part to a profit on player[...]

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Kourtney Kardashian, 39, bares all in a sheer top as she joins ex Scott Disick, 35, and his girlfriend Sofia Richie, 20, for dinner in Aspen

 Scott Disick and the Kourtney-Kardashian have managed to continue amicably co-parenting their three children - son Mason, nine; daughter Penelope, six; and son Reign, four. The family has continued their family Christmas holiday in Aspen with Scott's girlfriend in tow. Kourtney Kardashian , 39, well and truly upstaged her ex-partner Scott Disick 35, and his[...]

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Breaking: US embassy in Nigeria shuts down indefinitely

The United States embassy in Abuja and its consulate in Lagos have shutdown indefinitely. The embassy in Nigeria said in a Facebook post that the development was caused by the government shutdown in the US. The statement read, “Due to the current US government shutdown, the American centres located in the embassy, Abuja and Consulate-General,[...]

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President Duterte is accused of attempted rape after describing how he ‘touched’ his maid while she was asleep when he was a teenager

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sparked outrage after describing how he 'touched' his maid while she was asleep when he was a teenager. Women's rights groups have denounced the 73-year-old leader's 'repulsive' comments and accused him of attempted rape and encouraging sexual abuse. Duterte frequently sparks uproar with his comments on women, including rape jokes[...]

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Why Atiku may lose 2019 presidential election – PDP Governor

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) state governor has warned that his party might lose the 2019 presidential election if it fails to address the concerns of party leaders over a plethora of issues he said were drawing back its campaign for the election. According to the governor, who asked not to be named so he[...]

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Floyd Mayweather defeats Tenshin Nasukawa in exhibition

Floyd Mayweather beat Japanese kickboxing phenomenon Tenshin Nasukawa by a technical knockout on Monday in the first round of a New Year’s Eve “exhibition” bout that brought the US boxing superstar out of retirement. Mayweather floored Nasukawa, a kickboxer less than half his age, three times in the first round of the three-round contest before[...]

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Offa robbery: Saraki lied about donating N10m to victims, says Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,  says the claim by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola  Saraki, that he donated N10 million to  victims of  the April 5  robbery in Offa  “is patently false.’’ In a statement issued on Monday in Lagos, the minister admonished the Senate President “to stop dancing on the[...]

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Exclusive: Inside Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s $15.3 Million NYC home

As friends of the celebrities continue to dish out rumors of their engagement, the love birds have continued to confirm those rumors with couple planning and outings. Earlier this year, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez purchased their first home together: a 4,000-square-foot apartment in New York City. J.Lo And A-Rod's new property is located inside[...]

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New Zealand welcomes 2019! With Fireworks and fan fair- photos

New Zealand has celebrated the New Year with thousands watching a spectacular firework display in Auckland.  The sky was lit up with colour as the clock struck midnight. The party atmosphere is now set to sweep across major cities in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.  In Australia, Sydney is preparing to put on its biggest-ever[...]

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Vatican spokesman and his deputy both QUIT – just weeks after Pope appointed his close friend as ‘editorial director’

The Vatican spokesman and his deputy have both quit just weeks after Pope Francis appointed his close friend as an 'editorial director'.  An official statement did not give a reason for the resignation of American Greg Burke and Spaniard Paloma Garcia Ovejero. But it comes weeks after Pope Francis appointed Italian journalist and personal friend, Andrea Tornielli,[...]

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Photos from the wedding fatiha of Emir of Kano’s son

Over the weekend, son of the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II, Aminu Sanusi III, got married to his lover, Zainab Ali Bashir. The wedding Fatiha took place in Al-Furqan Mosque, Alu Avenue, Nassarawa GRA Kano. Prince Sanusi is an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and the bride is the daughter of Dr Sani Ali Bashir.

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Troops kill three suicide bombers, recover RPG, suicide vest

Troops on Sunday neutralised three female suicide bombers, while on patrol around Kubtara village in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno. A statement by Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole on Monday said the troops also recovered one Rocket Propelled Grenade and a suicide vest at the[...]

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“Battle Royale” for Benue North East Senatorial Ticket

The Benue North East Senatorial district is by far the most competitive and surprise prime zone of the state. It is home to the most intellectually savvy indigenes and has produced the most notable political actors at the Federal and state levels. The three political parties with huge representation in the zone includes : the[...]

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Buhari Era FIRS remitted N4.63trn to FAAC between January and November 2018

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) remitted about N4.63 trillion to the Federation Account between January and November this year, revenue collection figures submitted to the Federal Ministry of Finance have shown. The document presented during the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting last week was obtained by PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja. The document shows[...]

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Adekunle Gold’s father becomes Permanent Secretary in Lagos

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday confirmed the appointment of Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola as the new Head of Service in the state. He also appointed six new Permanent Secretaries, including Adekunle Gold’s father, Adeyemi Kosoko. Ambode’s Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, said in a statement on Sunday that the governor appointed[...]

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500 PDP members defect to APC in Kwara

No fewer than 500 members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State at the weekend defected to the All Progressives Congress. The Kwara State Chairman of APC, Bashir Bolarinwa, while receiving the former PDP members in Obo-Aiyegunle, assured them that they would be accorded equal rights and privileges being[...]

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Lagos State House of Reps member, Abayomi Ayeola has died

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State has described the death of Mr. Abayomi Ayeola, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Ibeju Lekki Federal Constituency of the state as a “great loss” to the party and the state. Ayeola, who had won the primary election for the third term under the platform[...]

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