Borussia Dortmund Complete The Signing Of Thomas Delaney From Werder Bremen

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Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the signing of Denmark midfielder Thomas Delaney from Werder Bremen in a deal reported to be worth €20m.

Thomas Delaney, who only arrived in Germany last summer after joining Bremen from Copenhagen in his native Denmark, has signed a four-year contract until 2022.

“It was always a big wish of mine to play in the English Premier League, but when Borussia Dortmund came now, I did not have to think long,” the 26-year-old BVB.de.

“For me, Dortmund is one of the top 10 clubs in Europe and one of the top two clubs in Germany – and the stadium is the best in Europe!” he added.

“I promise that I will always play with a lot of heart and I’m already extremely looking forward to the sporting challenge at BVB and I’m hoping to win titles in the black and yellow jersey.”

Speaking on the signing, sporting director Michael Zorc commented, “Borussia Dortmund has always had first class experience with Danish internationals.

“Thomas Delaney is a physically and character strong player, who fits with his open nature and his pronounced will to win outstanding in our team and the entire BVB.

“He will enrich our game with his physical presence.”

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Tragedy Averted As Osinbajo’s Helicopter Is Forced To Make Emergency Landing

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A tragedy was averted today after the helicopter conveying Vice President Yemi Osibanjo from the Nigeria customs command and staff college, Gwagwalada, Abuja, was reportedly forced to make an emergency landing a few seconds after take-off due to technical issues.

The Nation reports that Osinbajo had been in the college on Thursday for the graduation ceremony of Senior Division Course 1/2018 participants.

The chopper had earlier taken the Vice President to the college for the ceremony.

Upon take off, the white chopper with yellow and blue stripes, could not ascend beyond the trees level before it emitted thick smoke and landed on the same spots few seconds after take off.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, had already departed from the venue with their respective convoys.

Osinbajo later left the college by road.

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West Brom Captain Jonny Evans Completes Leicester City Medical

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West Brom captain Jonny Evans has now moved a step closer to joining Leicester City after completing a medical with the club.

According to BBC Sport, Leicester City will pay £3.5m for the Northern Irishman in two instalments, in accordance with a clause in his contract.

Jonny Evans spent three years with the Baggies but is said to be eager to leave the club following their relegation to the Championship.

The defender came close to leaving the Midlands outfit during the last two transfer windows, having been courted by Manchester City.

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Manchester United New Signing Fred Suffers Ankle Trauma As Brazil Prepare For World Cup

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Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar has confirmed that Manchester united new signing Fred suffered ‘trauma’ to his ankle during training on Thursday.

Fred – who has just agreed a deal to sign for Manchester United – has been named in Brazil’s squad for the World Cup but the 25-year-old appears to be a doubt for the tournament.

The midfielder was pictured receiving treatment after a challenge from Casemiro, and Lasmar has suggested that Fred and Brazil must wait before making an assessment over the knock.

Lasmar is quoted by The Independent: “Today Fred had trauma in his ankle but it is too early to say anything about it.

“Tomorrow we watch to see what happens and then decide if we need to do any exams or not, but at the moment it is too early to say anything about him.”

Brazil’s first match in Russia is against Switzerland on June 17.

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Juventus Confirm Full Transfer of Douglas Costa After Bayern Munich Loan

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Juventus have now exercised their right to sign Douglas Costa on a permanent deal following an exceptional loan spell at the club from Bayern Munich.

Douglas Costa was signed for an initial loan fee of £5m last summer from Bavarian giants Bayern Munich, and helped Juventus to their fourth consecutive league and cup double with seven goals and 13 assists in all competitions.

Following this impressive maiden campaign at Turin , Juventus have opted to exercise the right to sign the player on a permanent deal for a reported £35m.

The club have announced that the Brazilian winger has a signed a contract which will keep him in Turin until 2022.

The club’s official announcement of the signing reads:

“One year after joining Juventus on a temporary basis from Bayern Munich, the Brazilian now has a deal at the club lasting until 2022 after the Bianconeri took up the option to make his services permanent following an eye-catching first season in black and white.”

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

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MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester United will pursue the signing of Gareth Bale over a potential reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Leroy Sane can only have been left out of Germany’s World Cup squad for ‘non-footballing reasons’, according to Michael Ballack.

LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Tottenham look set to end their interest in Wilfried Zaha after discovering Crystal Palace value the winger at £70m.
Jack Wilshere wants assurances from new Arsenal boss Unai Emery before signing a new contract at the Emirates.
Tottenham are pricing £30m-rated midfielder Mousa Dembele out of a move to Italy.

LIVERPOOL ECHO
Liverpool could pick up a bargain in the form of Stoke City’s £12m-rated Xherdan Shaqiri.
Everton are set on signing a new centre-half this summer, but they are not in the market for Newcastle United’s Jamaal Lascelles at this stage.
Joel Robles will leave Everton this summer – and a return to Spain is on the cards.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE
Thiago Maia insists he is “very happy” at Lille, despite Newcastle United declaring an interest in the midfielder.
Newcastle United are monitoring the unfolding situation at Aston Villa as they – along with half of the Premier League – retain an interest in playmaker Jack Grealish.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL
Joao Cancelo has put the brakes on a proposed switch to Wolves with the Valencia full-back holding out for a move to a Champions League club.
Wolves’ interest in Rui Patricio could be hijacked by Barcelona with the Spanish champions having reportedly set their sights on the Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper.
Abel Hernandez, the striker who has been linked with Aston Villa, Birmingham City and Wolves, is close to completing a move to Leeds United.

EXPRESS & STAR
Wolves will sorely miss Benik Afobe if he signs for Stoke, club legend Steve Bull believes.

THE SENTINEL
Gary Rowett admits Benik Afobe is the kind of striker he is looking to bring into Stoke City this summer.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO
Bristol Rovers have snapped up former Bournemouth youngster Sam Matthews.

LEICESTER MERCURY
Jonny Evans is set to undergo his medical with Leicester ahead of his £3.5m switch from West Brom.

DERBY TELEGRAPH
Former Derby County ace Ted McMinn says the appointment of Frank Lampard as Derby County boss will entice players to Pride Park.
Darren Bent is not sure John Terry would be a good signing for Derby County.

NOTTINGHAM POST
Nottingham Forest are said to have finalised a deal to smash their transfer record and bring Benfica midfielder Joao Carvalho to the City Ground.
Peterborough United say they have yet to receive a “worthy” bid for Nottingham Forest target Jack Marriott.

THE PINK UN
Norwich City nipped in ahead of a clutch of British rivals by moving swiftly to secure the signing of Argentine attacker Emi Buendia.

EVENING GAZETTE
Jon Walters has once again made it clear he’s on the lookout for a move in a bid to play first-team football – but won’t burn his Burnley bridges in the coming weeks.

THE ARGUS
Steve Sidwell has admitted his playing days may be over – and revealed he could move into coaching.

EVENING TIMES
Ovie Ejaria hopes his season-long loan move to Rangers can him realise his Liverpool dreams.

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David Alaba Commits To Bayern Munich Amid Rumours Of A Potential Move To Real Madrid

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Bayern Munich defender David Alaba has said that he will stay at Bayern Munich next season, after rumours emerged that he was being targeted by Real Madrid.

David Alaba is considered one of the world’s best in his position, and at just 25 years old Alaba represented an ideal long-term replacement for the ageing Marcelo at Real Madrid, while also attracting interest from Barcelona who are looking to strengthen their hold on La Liga.

However Alaba has since quelled any rumours linking him will a move away from Bayern Munich: “I’ll stay at Bayern,” Alaba told Bild.

“I feel very comfortable in Munich, there’s nothing more to say about it.”

The 25-year-old is under contract at Bayern until 2021, meaning that the German giants are under no pressure to offload one of their key assets in the summer.

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Toothless And The Gang Are Back To Complete The Trilogy As How To Train Your Dragon Trailer Drops

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Universal Studios just dropped the debut trailer for the final part of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise.

You can watch the full trailer for How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World below.

Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:

“What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In this next chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies: the village chief as ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, and the dragon as leader of his own kind. As both ascend, the darkest threat they’ve yet faced—as well as the appearance of a female Night Fury—will test the bonds of their relationship like never before.”

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is set to hit theaters on March 1, 2019.

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Senate Ask INEC To Release The Official Results Of The June 12, 1993 Elections

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The Nigerian Senate has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare the official results of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

The demand was made by the lawmakers during plenary at the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja, on Thursday. This comes a day after President Muhammadu Buhari declared June 12 as Democracy Day, replacing May 29, in honour of late MKO Abiola – the presumed winner of the election that took place on that day in 1993.

President Buhari had explained that June 12 was more symbolic than May 29 and also conferred a posthumous GCFR title on the late businessman.

Even though the late Chief Abiola was presumed winner, the election results were never declared.

Ekiti state lawmaker, Senator Biodun Olujimi lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to honour Abiola for his contribution to Nigeria’s democracy

“I salute the courage of President Buhari for this. However, there are some issues that should be addressed so that we fill confident that this is not a Greek gift,” She said.

“The results of that election was never announced. This is the time for the result to be properly announced by INEC because government is a continuum. Also, MKO Abiola should be declared a president.

“If and when that is done, there has to be reparation of all his entitlements to his surviving families. Ambassador Babagana Kingibe must also be recognized as Vice President of Nigeria and everything must be brought to the legislature so that we can right all the wrongs.”

“Also, June 12 must also be declared a public holiday for the whole of Nigeria so we can begin the celebration of Democracy Day,” she noted.

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Davido’s Elder Brother, Chairman HKN Survives Major Surgery In America (PHOTOS)

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Elder brother to Davido, Adewale Adeleke has successfully undergone his first ever major Surgery at the Emory Healthcare Clinic, Atlanta.

Chairman HKN as he is fondly called took to his Instagram page to share photos of himself after the successful surgery while showing deep gratitude to fans, friends and families for their support.

He posted some photos and videos of his stay at the hospital for his major surgery and wrote:-

‘Thank God for life! Health is wealth my first major surgery ever just happened! Ima be back stronger & better than I was before. Thank you to everyone for the support’.

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Militant Herders Kill 15 In Benue

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At least 15 people were killed over the past few days in separate attacks in central Nigeria’s Benue State, the scene of regular clashes between Christian farmers and nomadic cattle herders, official sources said Wednesday.

Suspected militant herders carried out the attacks on several villages in under 48 hours, Benue State information minister Lawrence Onoja said.

The village of Tse Ishav, near Guma, was attacked at around 3am on Wednesday, with militants “leaving behind eight corpses, several missing and many wounded,” he said.

It came after two other people were killed on Monday by the same armed men close to the nearby locality of Yelwata, he added.

The head of Guma’s local government Anthony Shawon confirmed the death toll of 10, adding that the attackers set fire to houses and farms as they left.

The same militia also carried out further attacks in the neighbouring district of Logo where “five people were killed… and many more wounded,” said Onoja.

The head of the local government Richard Nyajo echoed the report, adding that police reinforcements have been deployed.

Benue state has seen a wave of deadly clashes which have left hundreds dead in recent months.

The area lies in the so-called “Middle Belt” between Nigeria’s mainly-Christian south and predominantly-Muslim north.

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AMCON Plans To Sell Off Arik, Aero Contractors, Others This Year

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The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has indicated plans to dispose of some of its assets in 2018, which it listed to include Arik Air, Aero Contractors, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN), Delta Queen, among others.

In a statement released by AMCON’s head of corporate communications, Jude Nwauzor, the corporation’s 2017 performance was boosted by selling Keystone Bank to new investors for N41 billion. The bank was sold to Sigma Golf Nigeria Limited and Riverbank Investment Resources Limited in March 2017.

AMCON’s managing director, Ahmed Kuru in a statement said,

“I want Nigerians to understand that our assignment at AMCON is not just tough but a daunting challenge. I think people need to pity us because we are at that stage in the life of the corporation where we are dealing with the hardcore because the low hanging fruits have been dealt with earlier in the life of AMCON.”

“I want you to understand that we are sitting on a substantial amount of assets, which we must one way or the other resolve on or before our sunset, which is around 2023/24.”

“Like I said earlier, we will deal with some of those key assets very soon like the Peugeot Nigeria Limited in Kaduna, CDL, Aero Contractors, Arik Air and a host of others. But I must tell you, as we close in on these individuals and entities that owe us, I want you to know that they will call us names, they will blackmail us, they will threaten us, malign and harass us.

“However, I can tell you that hard as they will try, we will not be deterred in going about our normal duties as mandated by law. But as we do, we ask ourselves first if the action will stand right before God Almighty; secondly, will the action be in our national interest and, is our action within the rule of law. If the answer to these three guiding principles is yes, AMCON takes decisions. It is nothing personal.”

Aminu Ismail, AMCON’s Executive Director, Operations, said the corporation’s 2017 costs were driven by an increase in the price of aviation fuel and overhead expenses for the two airlines it took over.

AMCON said it acquired 12,537 non-performing loans (NPLs) worth N1.7 trillion from 22 financial institutions, after the 2009 banking crisis. Kuru added AMCON would pursue every obligor, especially the 350 debtors of AMCON who account for almost 80% of the debts.

He said politically exposed individuals and business heavyweights, who seem untouchable, would not be spared.

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: FIFA Releases Nigeria’s Latest Ranking Ahead Of Russia 2018

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped one place from 47th position to 48th in the latest rankings released by the world football governing body on Thursday, just before the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The Super Eagles have also dropped one place among the top African teams in the latest FIFA Ranking from sixth to seventh.

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They are behind Tunisia (21), Senegal (27), Congo DR (38), Morocco (41), Egypt (45), Ghana (47).  Cameroon (49), Burkina Faso (52) and Mali (64) make up the top 10.

The slip by the Super Eagles will not be surprising to many as the three-time African champions have failed to make the most of the friendly games they played during the period under review.

During the period under review, the three time African champions have lost three of their last five games.

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The Super Eagles also lost 17 points from last month’s 635. They are now on 618.

Germany continue to rule world football in number one position followed by Brazil, Belgium, Portugal and Argentina who remain in their positions from the last Ranking.

Switzerland, France, Poland, Chile and Spain make up the top 10.

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World Cup debutants Iceland remained 22nd.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published few days after the World Cup on July 19.

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Jack Wilshere Willing To Discuss First Team Role With Unai Emery Before Signing New Arsenal Contract

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Jack Wilshere will discuss with new Arsenal manager Unai Emery about signing a new contract worth £100,000-a-week – provided he can guarantee him an active role in the squad.

According to the Evening Standard, Jack Wilshere wants to build on his 38 appearances for the club last season and wants a contract which reflects his importance to the team after their run in the Europa League, which saw them reach the semi-finals.

The club have reportedly offered Wilshere a contract heavily dependant on appearances and form, relying on the midfielder’s ability to perform and stay fit for a full season – however this deal would include a reduced wage from his current £90,000-a-week wage.

However, with Wilshere linked with Italian giants Juventus, Arsenal may be willing to cash in on the Englishman and spend their wages on more valuable acquisitions.

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Ovie Ejaria Commits Long-term Future To Liverpool Before Joining Rangers On Loan

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Liverpool have announced that midfield youngster Ovie Ejaria has signed a new ‘long-term contract’ with the club, and has now immediately joined Rangers on a season-long loan.

Ovie Ejaria deal was announced on social media by the Reds, as he will now head north of the border to team up with new Rangers boss and former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Ejaria announced his delight at signing a new contract, saying: “It’s a really great feeling. I’ve been at Liverpool for four years now and I’m just really happy to extend my stay here.

“It’s a massive club, the club’s doing really well at the moment, so it wasn’t a hard decision at all.”

Ejaria spoke of his desire to become an integral part of the Liverpool team in the future, citing his wish to go further in the game.

I’m just going to keep working hard and see where that takes me. I really want to be a regular at Liverpool Football Club, a massive club, so that’s my aim.”

He also spoke of his admiration for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, saying: “As you know, we’ve seen with Trent, he’s really good with young players. I’ve involved with him a lot in the pre-season. I know if I work hard, I’ll have opportunities here.”

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Russia Defender Ilya Kutepov Claims Sergio Ramos ‘Showed Them How to Stop Salah’ Ahead of Egypt World Cup Clash

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Russia defender Ilya Kutepov has made a very serious comment ahead of the World Cup, claiming that Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos provided an example of how to stop Egypt sensation Mohamed Salah, after injuring the Liverpool talisman in the Champions League final.

Speaking ahead of the World Cup, in which Russia will face Egypt, Kutepov was quizzed on his plans to stop Salah from making an impact.

He said: “How can I stop it? For example, like Sergio Ramos. He showed one of the ways. I will not say that I was very upset when Salah suffered damage in the final, but I wish him a speedy recovery.

I would be happy if he played at the World Cup. When you confront such masters, you grow up.”

Salah suffered a shoulder injury in his side’s 3-1 Champions League Final loss to Real Madrid, after being hauled to the ground by Los Blancos veteran Ramos. Liverpool suffered considerably without their star player, who made a stunning impact in his first season with the Reds, scoring 43 goals and providing 14 assists.

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MKO Abiola: Dear Nigerians, Here’s Why There Might Be No Public Holiday This #June12

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Despite an announcement made by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, June 6, that henceforth, the nation’s Democracy Day will be holding on June 12 of every year, as against the current arrangement where the ceremony holds on May 29, there are indications that there might be no public holiday on June 12 this year, contrary to what most Nigerians are expecting.

“Dear Nigerians, I am delighted to announce that, after due consultations, the Federal Govt has decided that henceforth, June 12 will be celebrated as Democracy Day.

We have also decided to award posthumously the highest Honour in the land, GCFR, to the late Chief MKO Abiola,” Buhari had said on Twitter.

Buhari Formally Declares June 12 As democracy DayUnder normal circumstances, such declaration by the president is expected to be coupled with a public holiday, but the statement issued also stated that “The Commemoration and investiture will take place on Tuesday June 12th, 2018, a date which in future years will replace May 29th as a National Public Holiday in celebration of Nigeria Democracy Day.”

Buhari Declares June 12 As Democracy Day In Nigeria

Literally, it means on June 12, this year, there will be “Commemoration and investiture,” but that date will replace May 29th as a “National Public Holiday” in celebration of Nigeria Democracy Day, in future years.

A source in the presidency also made clarifications with respect to it, saying that it was indeed confirmed that the date will be a public holiday in future years, but not in 2018.

“It starts from next year,” the source told DailyPost.

He also insisted that May 29 remains the handover/swearing-in day and Buhari is not planning to extend his stay in office by two weeks, in the eventuality he loses next year’s elections.

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SARS Officials Allegedly Disrupt Singer, Jaywon’s Birthday Party (PHOTO)

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It has been reported that Nigerian Singer, Jaywon’s 32-year-old birthday which was held yesterday got disrupted by SARS officials.

The singer who even released cute pictures to celebrate his birthday held a house party at his Lekki residence but the members of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad stormed the uninvited.

The reasons for invading the singer’s birthday party cannot be ascertained as the time of compiling this report, but a picture which emerged online showed the SARS officials taking some of the birthday guests away.

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Nigeria ‘Scraps HND Certificates, Adopts New Rules For Polytechnics’

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The Nigerian government has reportedly withdrew its recognition of the award of Higher National Diploma (HND) certificates issued by polytechnics in the country.

Daily Post reports that the decision was reached at the Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday where the approval of a comprehensive reform of Nigeria’s tertiary education system was made.

To this effect, the award of HND will be limited to only the students currently admitted for the programmes. Also, all the programmes currently being run by polytechnics, which are not technology-based, and which are about 70%, will be scrapped.

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Under the new rule, the polytechnics will now become campuses of the proximate universities with the Vice Chancellors of those universities appointing provosts for the polytechnics, subject to the ratification of the Universities Councils.

The polytechnics will now be limited to award of the National Diploma (ND) while those desirous of further education will be awarded the Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) by the proximate university.

To kick-start the new policy, the nation’s two most prominent polytechnics – Yaba College of Technology and Kaduna Polytechnic – will henceforth be known as City University of Technology, Yaba and City University of Technology, Kaduna.

And to give legal teeth to these approvals, the FEC approved the submission of two Executive bills to the National Assembly for enactment.

With education being on the concurrent list, the states may wish to consolidate their tertiary institutions. But if they do not wish to follow the federal example, their programmes will continue to be regulated by the relevant agencies of the Federal Ministry of Education.

The first bill will concretise the setting up of the two city universities while the second will approve the preparation and consolidation of all federal polytechnics and colleges of education as campuses of proximate universities.

The Ministry of Justice will do the preparation and submission of the two bills to the National Assembly.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, told journalists after the weekly meeting of the council that under the reform measures, his ministry would, however, continue to license private polytechnics and colleges of education for the award of qualification at ND and National Certificate in Education (NCE) levels.

He said, “There will be no more award of HND.

“After we have exhausted the current students under the programme, there will be no more award of HND. This means that there will be no fresh admission for HND programmes. And in addition, any programme that is not technical will be out of the polytechnics.

“About 70 per cent of polytechnic graduates are in the non-technical courses. It is going to be a rigorous implementation programme.”

A ministerial committee to ensure the smooth implementation of all that is required for the take-off of the reform initiatives is to begin work immediately.

Adamu said, “The HND certificate will remain a legal tender in Nigeria and holders of such certificate will continue to be recognised as the equivalent of first degree holders without discriminatory remunerations and limit to progression in the work place.

“The NCE certificate will be retained as the minimum teaching qualification at the basic level of education. Any higher qualifications by these private or state-owned polytechnics will be only affiliation with a university. So, HND is no longer in existence, but existing HND will be respected and considered legal tender.”

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Nollwood Veteran, Kanayo O Kanayo To Contest For House Of Reps In 2019

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo, has announced his intention to join the Nigerian Political scene.

The ace actor took to his Instagram page to announce his intention to run for a seat in the Federal House of Representatives in 2019.

Kanayo wrote;

”Hello Friends, good evening. History has been made today as I declared my intention to run for the House of Representatives, Ahiazu/ Ezinihitte Mbaise Federal Constituency, Imo State under the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA. I owe you this information as I enlist your prayers and support. #OverAndOut”.

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Skales AKA Mr Love Delivers At The SSE Arena, Wembley Stadium London At The One Africa Music Fest

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Skales aka Mr love brought the fire at the SSE Arena, Wembley Stadium, London on the 2nd of June 2018 at the One Africa Music Fest 2018.
Skales who was one of the performing acts alongside Wizkid, Flavour, Caspper Nyovest, Kiss Daniel, Wande Coal, Vanessa Mdee, Diamond Platnumz, Tekno, Kcee, Niniola, Seyi Shay and many more, performed some of his popular hit songs ‘Booty Language’, Temper and O’crazy to the excitement of fans.
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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Ex-FIFA President Says Nigeria Will Be ‘Troublemakers’ In Russia

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With the 2018 FIFA World Cup fast approaching, a former president of the apex football governing body, Joseph Sepp Blatter, has said that the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be ‘trouble makers’ at the tournament in Russia.

Literally, it means the Super Eagles are one of the teams capable of giving the opposing team a run for their money.

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Blatter, who left FIFA under controversial circumstances, took to his verified Twitter account, to list out the teams he considers as favourites to win the tournament.

The Swiss picked Brazil, France, Germany and Spain (in alphabetical order) as his favourites, because of their attacking style.

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Blatter however labelled Nigeria and Uruguay as “trouble makers”.

“8 days before WC-Kick-off. My Top 4: Brazil, France, Germany, Spain (in alphabetical order). I believe in attacking football. Troublemakers: Nigeria, Uruguay. #Fifa #World Cup #Russia #Fifa World Ranking #CBF #DFB #FFF #RFEF” he wrote.

Nigeria’s best outing remains a round of 16 outing recorded at the 1994, 1998 and 2014 editions.

The Eagles, who are in drawn in Group D with Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland will know their latest FIFA ranking, which will be announced on Thursday.

#WorldCupWith360nobs: Here Are The Fixtures, Dates; Full Schedule For Russia 2018

Bear in mind that the tournament kicks off on June 14.

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FrieslandCampina Celebrates 2018 World Milk Day in Grand Style

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In commemoration of 2018 World Milk Day, Nigeria’s leading dairy nutrition company, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC., makers of Peak and Three crowns milk, Peak 456 and Peak Choco have reinforced its brand relevance among consumers and strategic stakeholders with an array of activities. In what has been described as a show-stopping initiative, this year’s theme tagged ‘Raise a Glass’ is meant to encourage people to appreciate the nutritious benefits of milk, this was done in partnership with the Nutrition society of Nigeria (NSN).

FrieslandCampina WAMCO started the2018 edition of World Milk Day activities on May25thwitha visit to  their local dairy Farmers at Iseyin, Oyo state. They have continued to support over 3,500 local dairy farmers (including women) to expand their investmentopportunities as the milk collected from the dairy farmers is used in the local manufacturing of Peak evaporated milk. . The visit was meant to appreciate the effort of farmers as being the starting point in milk production process. During the visit, the farmers showed the FCW Corporates the process they go through in milking cows and preserving the milk.It is sent for further production into evaporated and powdered milk. Experts from the NSN also enlightened the farmers on the nutritional benefits of drinking milk.

Similarly, FrieslandCampina embarked on a trade visit to various open markets, supermarkets and sales outlets across the country. This was done in collaboration with the Nigeria Heart Foundation and Nutrition Society of Nigeria whose officials enlightened shoppers on the nutritious & health benefits of milk drinking. Customers were also given the opportunity to win various prizes.

The children were not left out in the fun as over two thousand children and their parents took part in the Peak Children’s Day Party held on May 27 at the JJT Park, Alausa Lagos. The children played different games and were informed on the importance of drinking milk by officials of Nutrition Society of Nigeria. They also participated in PeCaDoMo junior where they were opened to cooking at an early age with various recipes that can be combined with milk. The highpoint of the party was the unveiling of the largest Choco Cup which was about 10ft tall to the excitement of the crowd. During the event, the brand manager of Peak Chocolate, Gloria Jacobs stated that “with this year’s event, we wanted to show something spectacular and that has never been done before to the Nigerian Children and particularly impress on them the importance of nutrition by taking Peak Chocolate and Peak 456 daily for optimal growth and brain development because both contain adequate vitamins and essential nutrients”

On World Milk Day, FrieslandCampina WAMCO hosted over 200 Health Care practitioners advocating for a better milking drinking culture. Speaking during the event, the Managing Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria, represented by Corporate Affairs Director, FrieslandCampina Wamco, Mrs. Ore Famurewa stated that

“Milk and dairy foods are nutrient-dense foods supplying energy and significant amounts of protein and micronutrients. The inclusion of dairy products adds diversity to plant-based diets. FrieslandCampina celebrates the World Milk Day in all 34 countries where we have offices, because at the heart of everything we do is one central purpose – nourishing by nature

In the course of the event, there was a fitness moment encouraging keeping an overall healthy lifestyle. The feedback was very positive as guests were full of encomiums for FrieslandCampina. In addition to the World Milk Day celebration, FrieslandCampina organized PeCaDoMo Engagement where the Health Care Practitioners were with Health Care Practitioners shown different ways of creating various delicacies using peak milk. The World Milk Day which holds annually on June 1st is a day set aside by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) to celebrate the important contributions of the dairy sector to sustainability, economic development and livelihoods and nutrition.

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ABOUT FRIESLANDCAMPINA WAMCO

FrieslandCampina WAMCO is a unit of Royal FrieslandCampina of The Netherlands, one of the world’s largest dairy cooperative. FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC has been a necessary part of most Nigerian homes since 1954 through its flagship brand, Peak Milk. The company was incorporated in April 1973 as West Africa Milk Company Nigeria (WAMCO) and commenced operations in 1975.

It is also deeply committed to improving the lives and welfare of its consumers and communities across the country. Over the years, the company has proven itself an excellent corporate citizen by supporting schools, charities and communities across Nigeria through its Corporate Citizenship programme, launched in 2004.

 

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Nigeria Rated 16th Least Peaceful Country In The World

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Based on the 2018 edition of a survey conducted by the Global Peace Index (GPI), Nigeria has been ranked the 16th least peaceful country in the world.

The report, released on Wednesday, ranked Nigeria 148 out of the total 163 countries surveyed.

According to the survey, Iceland is the most peaceful country, closely followed by New Zealand and Austria while Syria is ranked least peaceful, coming after Afghanistan and South Sudan respectively.

In Sub-Sahara Africa, Nigeria is ranked 40 out of 44 countries, with Mauritius topping the list, while South Sudan is ranked least.

In the report produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), it is understood that the global level of peace has deteriorated by 0.27 percent in the last year, marking the fourth successive year of deterioration.

It also said the world is “less peaceful today than at any time in the last decade”.

It added that 92 countries deteriorated, while only 71 improved. Nigeria is one such countries, up one place from its 2017 ranking of 149.

The West African giant was pegged at 149 in 2016, while the figure was 151 for both 2015 and 2014.

The report said the global economic impact of violence was $14.76 trillion PPP in 2017, equivalent to 12.4 percent of global GDP, or $1,988 per person.

The report covers 99.7 percent of the world’s population and uses 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from “highly respected sources” to compile the index. These indicators are grouped into three key domains: ‘ongoing conflict’, ‘safety and security’, and ‘militarisation’.

All three domains deteriorated over the last year.

“There’s been a gradual decline in peacefulness over the last decade,” said Steve Killelea, head of IEP.

“The reason for this slow, gradual decline in peacefulness really comes back to the conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, and the spillover effects into other areas.”

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