I Don’t Want To Go To Benfica: Nani

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Nani spent last season on loan at Sporting Lisbon and wasn’t always the inspiring figure they thought he would be on the pitch but the Portuguese winger is turning down an opportunity to return to Portugal with Benfica.

Benfica are currently reported to be interested in the 27 year old who has been told by Van Gall that he can leave the club as the Dutchman is looking to use him help complete a move for Harry Kane. Nani is currently with the Portuguese squad and when asked about a possible move to Benfica, “No, I don’t think about possibly signing for Benfica and I don’t want to talk about it as I said before,” he said ahead “My focus is with Portugal right now and I am just thinking about our next game and my holiday afterwards.”

Nani might want to start considering his future beyond the holidays because there reportedly isn’t one for him at Old Trafford, not as a player at least.

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Allegri Is An Admirer Of Oscar

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Massimiliano Allegri has publicly come out to state his admiration for Oscar who could be on his way out of Chelsea this season.

Rumors have pointed at a possible interest in Oscar on Juventus part and today, in an interview, Allegri gave those rumors credibility as he declared his admiration of the Brazilian who has struggled for form at Chelsea recently and could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge in the summer. When asked whether he admired Oscar, ‘Very much. He is one of those players who can make a difference in Europe. I like Oscar,’ admitted Allegri. But the Juventus manager also stated that he admired Toni Kroos, Di Maria and Pastore too.

Oscar might be on his way to Italy next season but it is still a little too early to be determining the movements of players in the transfer window

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James Is Motivated By Cleveland’s Trophy Drought

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LeBron James is the star player for the Cleveland Cavaliers and he would be demanding a lot from himself in their next NBA finals game against the Golden State Warriors.

The Golden State Warriors currently lead the Cavaliers 3-2 in the finals making game six a must win for LeBron and his Teammates. Cleveland have never won the NBA finals and James is looking to change that this time around but they have a tricky tie to get past first. Cleveland have never won the finals and James said he would be “commanding a lot from myself” to change that. “I feel confident because I’m the best player in the world,” said James

The Cavalier take on the Warriors on Tuesday in game 6 of the NBA finals.

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Aston Villa Star, Grealish In Trouble Over Pictures

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Pictures of Aston Villa’s newest youngster, Jack Grealish surfaced online. In the pictures which are going viral on the internet, the teenager appears to have passed out after getting drunk.

 

According to Briony King, he tried to wake Grealish up but the teenager was too drunk to even comprehend his whereabouts. The photo is given credibility by some pictures uploaded on instagram earlier today which show him wearing the same t-shirt (the photos have however been delete by Grealish.) Aston Villa have released a statement, saying they would meet with the 19 year old to discuss to events that took place today.

Grealish has tried to distance himself from the event by posting a picture of himself online, he is shirtless but if you look closely at the picture you would see a similar t-shirt on the arm of the chair

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Grealish was the breakout star for Aston Villa this season and is holidaying in Tenerife

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Kashamu withdraws N2bn libel suit against Obasanjo

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Embattled Ogun-East Senator in the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu, has withdrawn a N20.1 billion libel suit he instituted against former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
According to reports, the senator who has been battling extradition moves by NDLEA withdrew the suit based on settlement talks with the former president.. 
On February 6, 2014,Kashamu had  sued Obasanjo, asking the court to award N20bn as aggravated and exemplary damages, and another N100m against the former President for “maliciously and recklessly” publishing a letter titled, ‘Before it is too late’, addressed to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in December 2013.
The PDP chieftain had sued Obsanjo for libel in relation to the claims in the letter to ex-President Jonathan that he (Kashamu) is a fugitive wanted in the United States for drug-related offences.
 The presiding judge, Justice Valentine Ashi, struck out the suit on May 26, 2015.


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400 Level LAUTECH Female student crushed to death by Truck

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The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, community has been thrown into mourning following the sudden death of a 400 level accounting student, Korede who was crushed to death by trailer on Friday, June 12th, 2015.
Reports say the accident occured after the commercial motorcycle she boarded to school collided with a trailer which resulted to her death.

May her soul rest in peace.

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Hot Cake: Zinedine Zidane Confirms Real Madrid Are Interested In Paul Pogba

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Paul Pogba has been frequently linked with a transfer to almost every big club, and now Real Madrid has joined the mix.

The 22-year old Juventus ace is one of the most highly-rated young players in the world, and Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane has revealed that the club are looking to sign him.

“He has everything. I think that he’s fantastic. What I like about him is that he has it all,” Zidane told RTL.

“He is a complete player who also has the ability to score goals because he likes to get forward. In terms of footballing qualities, he is extraordinary.

“A lot of clubs are interested in him and so are Real. It is natural that talented players are of interest to all the big clubs.

“For his continued growth it is important that he has a healthy environment and I hope that he will always have that.”

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Rita Ora says mixing business with pleasure ruined her relationship with Calvin Harris

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 Rita Ora has opened up on her breakup with Calvin Harris..He broke up with her on twitter  and has since moved on to Taylor Swift..She tells the new issue of Marie Claire mixing business with pleasure ruined their relationship..

‘It was more of a thing where I was in awe. I was at that point in my relationship where I felt he could do no wrong. I thought he had my back and that he’d never steer me wrong. ‘But then I Will Never Let You Down(her NO 1track produced and written by him) came out, and everything started to go a bit weird. I don’t know if it was because business was mixed with personal or what.’


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Passenger Caught Stealing On Lagos-Abuja Flight

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A passenger, Mr. Ovuironye Mathew Dennis, travelling onboard a 6.45am Aero flight on Monday was caught while stealing about N350, 000 from a luggage belonging to an Austrian, Novotny Anton, another passenger on the flight.

Dennis, 31 with 1.65 height as captured in his temporary driver’s licence and seating on flight seat No. 23C was spotted by a member of the airline’s cabin crew when he removed the Austrian’s bag from the cockpit as if he was changing his seat.

Our correspondent, who was on onboard the flight, said the suspect was also caught with a wrap of marijuana.

The suspect had removed the bag from the cockpit where the Austrian sat, took it to his own seat, giving impression that he was changing his seat and stole a sum of N150, 000 and 500 Euros belonging to the Austrian.

But he ran out of luck when a female cabin crew raised alarm, asked him to remain seated while he was trying to return the bag to the cockpit before the Austrian could suspect any foul play.

“While trying to return the bag I asked him to seat down. But he became uncomfortable before the plane landed and the white man raised alarm that he couldn’t find his bag,” she said.

Immediately the plane landed at the Abuja airport, the Austrian couldn’t find his bag and raised alarm, but the cabin crew member told him to check the bag with Dennis.

After the suspect was stripped Unclad, he told other angry passengers that he mistakenly took the bag in question for his own.
The Austrian later discovered that the sum of N150, 000 and 500 Euros had been taken from the bag.
Other passengers immediately descended on the thieving Dennis.

The money was later found on him alongside a wrap of marijuana.

The suspect told The Nation that he stole the money to take care of his ailing mother.

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Morally Distasteful Photo Of What A Teenage Girl Wore To An Occasion

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It’s a shame! It’s terribly funny how parents in morally conservative Nigeria will go to the market and buy an outfit with such inscription for their kids.

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This is utterly provocative! Fashion has just been assassinated. Gazing at the little boy, who is covered in a green and white gown, i can tell this to be a religious ground.

Nigerians! Can you buy or allow someone you know, wear this for an event?

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Lady Gaga flaunts sexy bod in colourful thong bikini

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 Lady Gaga took time out to relax at the beach in the Bahamas and she showed off her enviable curves,…Unlike other stars who take great effort to tan and slather their skin in concealers,Gaga looks very natural and real..

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ASUP Urges FG To Review Polytechnic Education

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The National President of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Prof. Chibuzo Asomugha, has urged the Federal Government to review the current state of Polytechnics in the country.

Speaking during the 81st National Executive Council meeting of ASUP in Offa, Kwara State, Asomugha said, “There is no understanding of what we really want polytechnic education to be. We have deviated from the original vision and there is no focus. There is hardly any technical intent in the delivery of polytechnic education and we must return to the basis.

“This dovetails into what happens in the wider economy, in the industries and private sector. There is no contact between the industries and the schools. We are just producing polytechnic graduates without being able to know where they will fit in.”

He reminded that president Buhari during his campaign promised to look into issues surrounding dichotomy between Higher National Diploma graduates and their B.Sc. Counterparts, lamenting the fact that the present structure makes it that candidates who seek for admission into polytechnics are those who are deemed not fit to gain admission into the university which is not supposed to be so.

“We tasked the past government to monitor its funding of the sector. Don’t just throw money in a system. With all the money that government is parading that it has thrown into the system, government has not gotten better result because of lack of proper monitoring.” He concluded.

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Lagos Gov. Ambode dissolves all boards of parastatals, agencies

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 Probably in a bid to start on a clean slate,Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, today Monday, approved the dissolution of all boards of parastatals  and agencies of government. 

The order is coming barely 19 days after his inauguration. The dissolution takes place with immediate effect.


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Buhari’s One-Term Promise Tears APC Chiefs Apart

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Following the solemn vow by the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari not to rerun for presidency in 2019, the party’s leadership have started to rip into shreds.

If not quickly resolved, the intrigues may make governing Herculean in the next four years, as politicians of different ideological backgrounds are forging informal alliances.

The ruling party’s source revealed that “the decision of President Buhari not to run in 2019 is already tearing the party into shreds as potential aspirants for the office are already mobilizing across parties and geo- political zones to forge a realignment for the contest.”

It was learnt that the visit by Akpabio and Agbaje to the Abuja residence of Atiku, is the beginning of the much-expected realignment and coming together of former PDP political heavy weights across the nation before the commencement of the onslaught on the factionalized APC.

It was also gathered that the visit to the residence of Atiku by the Senate President Bukola Saraki, shortly after being sworn, was a confirmation that Atiku was one those who pulled the strings for his success at election.

The former Vice President, it was reliably gathered is still eyeing the presidency and the decision of Buhari to run for one term has further given the Adamawa politician the verve to start making contacts across party divides.

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Chelsea Ready To Expand Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea Football Club are now ready to push on with plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge rather build a new stadium completely from scratch.

Chelsea have bowed to pressure from its fans and a redeveloped stadium could see Stamford Bridge rise from just below 42,000 to 60,000.

Chelsea will reveal their proposals to local residents and supporters at an exhibition at Stamford Bridge

The said exhibition will open on June 30 and be available for viewing until July 2.

Among the proposals, which could cost as much as £500m, is to lower the pitch below street level with an extra tier of seating, similar to Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

The work could take three years, with Chelsea looking for a temporary home in the meantime – they were previously reported to be talking to Twickenham and Wembley over such a move earlier in the process.

A club statement read

: “A year ago a study of the area from Fulham Broadway to Stamford Bridge and beyond was commissioned by Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich to examine the potential of upgrading the streetscape.

“The study also began to assess the feasibility of an expansion of the stadium capacity within the existing historical site boundary, based on the principles of improving site access, benefiting the neighbourhood and enhancing the spectator experience.

“Mr Abramovich has appointed a professional team to assess, in more detail, the feasibility of expanding the existing stadium capacity at Stamford Bridge Grounds.

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Football Papers: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Evening

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Chelsea face a battle to keep Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge this summer.

Tottenham have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Spain defender Marc Bartra from Barcelona.

Mohamed Salah is a target for Inter Milan after showing reluctance to return to Fiorentina on loan from Chelsea.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Man City are forging ahead with their summer spending plans despite talk they could face further sanctions under Uefa’s financial fair play rules.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has admitted it would be difficult to turn down a big Manchester City offer for his star midfielder Paul Pogba.

Radamel Falcao thinks his Manchester United experience has made him a better player.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool are keen on securing a £3.5m deal for Charlton Athletic teenager Joe Gomez.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Steve McClaren wants to appoint a young up-and-coming coach as part of his Newcastle United backroom team – to form a link between the new boss and the dressing room.

Sunderland’s hopes of signing Sebastian Coates have been boosted by Liverpool’s interest in Charlton defender Joe Gomez.

Sunderland are interested in taking Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson on loan next season.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland have continued their recruitment of young talent by landing Swedish Under-16 international Oscar Krusnell.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Micah Richards is expected to complete his free transfer to Aston Villa this week after bidding farewell to Manchester City.

West Bromwich Albion are preparing to secure the long-term future of James Morrison by handing him a new deal.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolverhampton Wanderers have missed out on Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle and have now made Cardiff City’s Joe Mason their top target.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke City’s medical team are pleased with Bojan’s progress from a long-term knee injury.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn Rovers have denied they have agreed a fee to sell leading marksman Rudy Gestede to Watford.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Fulham have shown an interest in Crystal Palace striker Fraizer Campbell.

Manchester City are looking to sign Fulham’s Patrick Roberts and the Whites could receive a fee in the region of £10million

SOUTH LONDON PRESS

Brede Hangeland has signed a new one-year contract with Crystal Palace.

Charlton defender Joe Gomez looks set to complete a transfer to Liverpool this week.

YORKSHIRE POST

Leeds United are understood to have stepped up their interest in Chesterfield defender Tendayi Darikwa.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

Derby County are hoping to bring defender Jason Shackell back to the club in a reported £2m deal.

Burton Albion have signed midfielder Calum Butcher from Scottish club Dundee United.

EVENING GAZETTE

Sheffield Wednesday have entered the race to sign Jelle Vossen.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Scott Carson has revealed Derby’s Premier League ambitions persuaded him to leave the DW Stadium to join the Rams.

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Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Intrested In Charlton Athletic Defender

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Liverpool are ready to sign Charlton Athletic in demand Center Back, Joe Gomez.

It has been reported by SkySports that no official bid has been made for the 18-year-old

Arsenal, Aston Villa and Spurs are also interested.

Gomez played 24 times for the Addicks last season and has also represented England at U16, U17 and U19 level.

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Chelsea Not Ready To Pay 50 Million Pounds For Raheem Sterling

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Chelsea are interested in signing want away Liverpool forward, Raheem Sterling but the London club are not prepared to meet Liverpool’s £50m valuation for the player.

Chelsea will continue to monitor the situation of Raheem Sterling at Liverpool

Real Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been linked with the 20-year-old, who has two years left to run on his current deal.

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