Mourinho confident De Gea will sign new Man United contract

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on Friday said he is confident Spanish international goalkeeper David de Gea will sign a new deal keeping him longer at Old Trafford. The 28-year-old de Gea’s long-term future at the club has been shrouded in uncertainty, although the club this week did activate an option to extend his current[...]

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CAF 2018 Awards: Musa, Iwobi, Oshoala make list of nominees

Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi, Asisat Oshoala were on Friday announced as nominees of the Confederation of African Football 2018 awards. The list of nominees was released on Friday. Other Nigerians on the list include Alex Iwobi, Onome Ebi, Francisca Ordega, Desire Oparanozia, Odion Ighalo and Wilfred Ndidi. Nigeria was also nominated in the Men’s Coach[...]

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Nigeria to get ordered 12 Super Tucano in 2024

Nigeria’s military will not be able to receive the already paid-for 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft until 2024 from the United States. Reports said the United States Department of Defence has just awarded a $329 million contract to the Sierra Nevada Corporation to manufacture the planes for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), months after Nigeria[...]

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Son reportedly hacks father to death in Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command has commenced investigation into the alleged killing of a man identified as Osita Nwachukwu by his son, Chibuike Nwachukwu. The command’s spokesman, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, a Superintendent of Police, made this known in a statement on Friday in Enugu. Amaraizu said that the incident occurred at about 5.30 a.m. on[...]

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World AIDS Day: 267 living with HIV/AIDS in Mongolia

No fewer than 267 HIV carriers and AIDS patients are living in Mongolia, the Health Department of the Country’s Capital City, Ulan Bator, has said. “A total of 16 new HIV cases were reported in the first 11 months of this year,” the department said on Friday, ahead of World AIDS Day, which falls on[...]

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Ukraine bans Russian men from entering country

Ukraine has banned Russian adult men aged 16 to 60 years from entering Ukraine, the head of the border service, Petro Tsygykal, said in a televised meeting on Friday. “Today, the entry of foreigners is limited, primarily citizens of the Russian Federation – non-admission of citizens of the Russian Federation aged from 16 to 60,[...]

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Power shortage hits South Africa

A large part of South Africa has been gripped by load shedding, an indication that the country was experiencing deep electricity shortage. South Africa’s electricity utility, Eskom, confirms the situation which worsened on Friday. Stage 2 rotational load shedding was implemented from 09:00 a.m. and was likely to continue until 22:00 p.m. as a result of[...]

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Buhari hails Agunloye at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Dr. Olu Agunloye, on his 70th birthday. Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), said in a statement on Friday that President Buhari also extolled Agunloye’s visionary and purposeful style of leadership. The president also praised[...]

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Offa Robbery suspects plead not guilty

The five suspects involved in the Offa robbery incident in which 32 people were killed have pleaded not guilty. The suspects appeared before the Ilorin High Court to answer to the robbery in Offa, Kwara State on April 5, 2018. They pleaded not guilty to five counts of conspiracy, robbery, illegal possession of two AK- 47[...]

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Tinubu tells Mikel “I’m a Man Utd fan and I envy Chelsea”

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that he is a Manchester United fan, and he envies Chelsea. Tinubu revealed his knowledge of football when Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi paid him a visit at his Bourdillon, Ikoyi home in Lagos. Mikel, who plays in the Chinese Super[...]

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Black Hair dye causes allergic swelling of woman’s head

A French woman said she had a “light bulb head” after suffering a near-fatal allergic reaction to a chemical often found in darker-colored hair dyes. The woman, identified only as Estelle, claims a chemical in the dye called Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) caused her allergic reaction, she told French publication Le Parisien, according to Yahoo Lifestyle's translation. Though[...]

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The world’s most expensive Whisky bottle sells for over $1.5 million

The world's most expensive bottle of whisky has sold for £1.2 million ($1.53 million) at Christie's in London. The vintage spirit, which came in a unique bottle painted by Irish artist Michael Dillon, smashed a record set last month when a bottle of the same 1926 vintage sold at Bonhams in Edinburgh for more than[...]

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Nigeria tests 5G network for 2020 rollout

Nigeria has started trial testing of the rollout plan of 5G networks with the 26GHz, 38GHz and 42GHz spectrum bands beginning with the Eko Atlantic Project The country to regulatory agency, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), would be ready to roll out 5G by 2020. NCC said in Abuja on Thursday during a collaborative meeting with[...]

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US SEC fines Mayweather, DJ Khaled $767,500

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and music producer “DJ Khaled” with failing to disclose payments. The charge is about payments they received for promoting investments in initial coin offerings (ICOs). SEC last year November warned about such promotions. The two did not admit or deny the regulator’s[...]

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Boy rescued after getting trapped in abandoned bank vault

Rescuers have freed a teenager who became trapped in an abandoned bank vault in Hollywood, Fla. Hollywood Fire Rescue said two teens were walking around a vacated office building which housed a former Bank of America branch in the area of State Route 441 and Washington Street around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. “Got trapped in there[...]

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INEC promotes 2209 staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has promoted 2,209 members of staff in its 2018 promotion exercise. Malam Mohammed Haruna, INEC National Commissioner and Member, Information and Voter Education Committee disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja. According to Haruna 847 junior and 1,362 senior staff were promoted after the commission considered the report of its Appointment,[...]

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Police arrests Soldier, 19 others for robbery

Ojobo Sunday, a private attached to 301 Artillery Regiment Gombe, has been arrested for robbery and has confessed committing the crime. At least 19 others have been also been arrested by the Gombe State Police Command for robbery and stealing. Mr Muhammad Mukaddas, the State Commissioner of Police, told newsmen in Gombe on Thursday that[...]

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