How Naira Fared Against The Dollar (June 26)

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The Nigerian currency Naira on Tuesday, June 26, weakened marginally against the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos, losing 50 kobo to exchange at N360 to the dollar, weaker than N359.5 traded on Monday.

The Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N480 and N420, respectively.

At the Bureau De Change (BDC) window, the naira was sold at N360 to the dollar, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N480 and N420, respectively.

Trading at the investor’ window saw the naira close at N361. 13, with a transaction of N252.92 million, while the naira traded at N305.80 at the CBN window.

Traders at the market said though the Naira lost 50 kobo to the dollar, it was still trading within the N360 band approved officially for banks and BDCs.

Meanwhile, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday injected 210 million dollars into the foreign exchange market to meet customers’ requests in various segments.

According to Isaac Okorafor, CBN acting Director, Corporate Communications, 100 million dollars was allotted to authorised dealers in the wholesale segment of the market.

He also said the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment got 55 million dollars.

Okorafor notes that according to the bank’s figures, customers requesting foreign exchange for invisibles such as tuition fees, medical payments and Basic Travel Allowance (BTA), among others, are also allocated 55 million dollars.

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See Photos And Video From Cardi B And Offset’s Baby Shower

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Cardi B and Offset celebrated their daughter on the way with an extravagant baby shower in Atlanta on Tuesday night.

The night was themed Bardi Shower: A Bronx Fairytale was attended by friends and family who looked like they all had a swell time.

See some photos below

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Jeffrey – Amen

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After the success of his video titled Teta, Jeffrey makes a huge return with another hit new single titled Amen.

The song was produced by Runtinz.

Watch and enjoy below:

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Toke Makinwa Has Something To Say To Her Future Husband And He’ll Love It

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Prominent author and media personality, Toke Makinwa, has listed some of the qualities that make her outstanding, and that will also make her future husband proud of her.

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The radio presenter further stated that her “unborn” children will call her blessed for having such qualities in a tweet she dropped on Twitter.

“Whoever I marry, you gon be so proud of this baby girl, you’ll bless God daily for the warrior he’s blessed you with. A corner stone, her spirit is undefeated, her soul is gold. From that orphan girl to Queen 👑🙏🙏.

“My kids will call me blessed 🙏🙏🙏,” the beautiful OAP, who is also a bestselling author and brand influencer, wrote.

Bear in mind that in March this year, she debuted an all-new vlog series on her YouTube channel.

The series, called “Diary of a Single Girl“, is focused on her life as a single girl and the things she goes through.

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PHOTOS: Obasanjo, Atiku Reunite In Abuja

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An erstwhile Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday, June 27, met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at an event in Abuja.

Atiku, who have not been on friendly terms in recent years with his former principal, Obasanjo, were pictured at the Gusau Institute on ‘A New Era for China-Africa Cooperation’ at an Abuja hotel.

In some photographs shared by Atiku’s Media Aide, Paul Ibe, both leaders can be seen exchanging pleasantries by shaking hands.

In the tweet, Ibe wrote: “Obasanjo, @atiku, Boni Yayi, Fmr Pres. of Benin Republic, Gen. Aliyu Gusau (Rtd), Fmr NSA, Mahamane Ousmane, Fmr Pres. of Niger Republic and others at the Gusau Institute on ‘A New Era for China-Africa Cooperation’ at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel on Wednesday.”

Obasanjo and Atiku, who were in charge of the country between 1999 and 2007, fell out shortly before the end of their time in power.

They have reconciled at different times; even during the buildup to the 2015 election.

See more photos below:

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Joe Jackson: Michael Jackson’s Dad Passes Away Aged 89

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Joe Jackson, the father of popular pop star Michael Jackson and the brain behind the Jackson 5 group which launched his son’s pop career, has died aged 89.

According to TMZ, he passed away at 3.30am this morning in Los Angeles with his wife Katherine at his bedside.

It is understood that he had been on his deathbed for days as worried family members surrounded his hospital bedside earlier this month, when he was first taken in.

Joe, who suffers from diabetes, had gone through a number of health scares in recent years.

He had a stroke in Brazil in 2015 which left him temporarily blind and was treated in hospital a year later with a high fever after falling ill during a routine check-up, it was claimed.

Last weekend, Jackson’s Twitter account shared a photo of him looking at the sunset, suggesting he’s at peace with his mortality.

He captioned it: “I have seen more sunsets than I have left to see. The sun rises when the time comes and whether you like it or not the sun sets when the time comes.”

Taj Jackson, the grandson of Joe, said the hearts of his “entire family” are in pain following the death of the patriarch.

He tweeted: “Disgusted by some of the comments I’m reading about my grandpa Joe by those who didn’t even know him. Please don’t just regurgitate what you were spoon fed by the press.

“Joe was loved by our ENTIRE family and our hearts are in pain. Let us grieve without the nastiness. #ripthehawk.”

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Blue Lake Media Unveils HI-10

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In the words of the Chidi Uzoeshi, C.E.O of Blue Lake Media;

“We are launching our company’s operations into the Nigerian market. We are using this opportunity to bring the general press together to unveil Joel Arochi a.k.a HI-10 as the first artiste signed to the label arm of the company. Blue Lake Media’s operations consist of music publishing, digital marketing, below the line advertising, film production, brand management and a record label.”

HI-10 is an urban highlife artiste. With two singles titled ‘I Gat You’ and ‘24/7’ this lad is a diamond in the rough. Listening to the song ‘I Gat You’, it’s so soulful, relatable and danceable. The sophomore single ‘24/7’, has a nostalgic mellow old school traditional highlife vibe that is rhythmic, it is a good piece. The sound is intervolving and sequenced effortlessly. HI-10’s music gets one high on good vibes.

A native of Ishiagu, Ivo LGA in Ebonyi state, HI-10 was born and grew up in Umuahia North LGA, Abia State. He started his music career in 2012 at Soundberg music factory. In the last 2 years, his talent and music direction has been developed by BLUE LAKE MEDIA. His music journey is nothing short of a miracle. The company’s plan for the artiste is to make him one of the leading mainstream artistes by the end of 2018. The video to ‘I Gat You’ is already in the pipeline and we are looking forward to September for its release.

The artiste’s social media handles are;

Instagram – @therealhi_10

Twitter – @therealhi10

The company’s website is

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“Nigerians Deserve To Know Who Gets Contracts For Every Government Projects” – Olamide

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In the aftermath of Super Eagles crash out at the World Cup, YBNL boss Olamide has set a new agenda for public discuss.

The music star raised the issue of Nigeria’s budget calling the attention of every Nigerians to the fact that many good plans of government are sometimes foiled by contractors who are being awarded with the projects.

According to him, not all past governments are deceitful, there should be a way citizens get notified of who get contract awards from government such that Nigerians will be able to question them if the fail to do their jobs.

See his tweets below:-

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Singer, Skiibii Acquires Multi Million Naira Benz

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Nigerian singer and former Five Star music act, Skiibi has just acquired a brand new Benz.

Excited Skiibi was quick to share the news of his acquisition of the luxury car on Instagram. Recall that the singer recently declared that his financial status has changed a lot since his exit from his former record label.

Meanwhile, the proud owner of White 2016 Benz 4matic c350 posted a picture of his new whip on Instagram and wrote:

All praise to the most high 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 #benzgang

All praise to the most high 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 #benzgang

A post shared by Skiibii MAYANA👑 (@skiibii) on Jun 27, 2018 at 2:55am PDT

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Report: Nigeria Ranked 9th Most Dangerous Country For Women

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Africa’s most powerful nation Nigeria has been ranked the ninth most dangerous country for women in the latest report released by Thomson Reuters Foundation on Tuesday.

The African nation made the list alongside India, which tops the list, DR Congo, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Somalia, no thanks to poor ratings in cases of sexual violence, cultural practices, and human trafficking.

Other countries polled to have bad records in the treatment of women included the U.S.A, which came last on the list, Syria, Pakistan, and Yemen.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation surveyed 548 experts on women’s issues across the globe, including academics, health workers, policy-makers, and NGO workers between March 26 and May 4, 2018

The respondents were asked to consider the following parameters: health care, cultural practices, discrimination, sexual violence, non-sexual violence, and human trafficking.

While it didn’t make the list in healthcare, discrimination, and non-sexual violence, Nigeria ranked sixth for (cultural) practices that were harmful to women, like acid attacks, female genital mutilation, child marriage, forced marriage, stoning, physical abuse or mutilation as a form of punishment/retribution and female infanticide.

In cases of sexual violence, Nigeria is ranked fourth on the poll, with examples of rape as a weapon of war, domestic rape, rape by a stranger, the lack of access to justice in rape cases, sexual harassment and coercion into sex as a form of corruption cited.

Nigeria is also ranked fourth position on the poll in matters of human trafficking.

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Dogara: Buhari To Reorganise Nigeria’s Security Architecture

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari is planning a reorganisation of the nation’s security architecture to address ongoing security challenges in parts of the country.

Over 100 Killed In Plateau Carnage

The Speaker, who stated this during an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he and the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, had with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, did not however disclose the details of the re-organisation.

“The President has taken enough steps, these are security issues, they are not matters that you can discuss; but he has told us what he is doing, the re-organisation that he plans to put in place to ensure that this doesn’t happen,” he said.

Dogara said Buhari briefed them on what he saw firsthand when he visited the troubled state on Tuesday and the measures he was putting in place to forestall recurrence.

He added, “These are very sober moments for all of us. In a situation where people, in hundreds, continue to be killed, we can no longer tolerate this kind of situation as a government.

“Whatever it is, we must not lose the fight against violence because we can’t lose that fight and still keep our civilisation.

“If you go to the North East, you can see the level of devastation caused by Boko Haram. Everything resembling progress: from schools to hospitals to government institutions, everything has been pulled down. And we don’t want a replication of this all over the country.”

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

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Manchester United’s negotiations with Tottenham over Toby Alderweireld are at an impasse so they have turned their attentions to Leo Bonucci, according to reports.
Marouane Fellaini is set to sign a new two-year deal with Manchester United.
John Obi Mikel has revealed he rejected Manchester United in favour of joining Chelsea because the London club were prepared to sign three more Nigerian players.
Manchester City are struggling to put the finishing touches to a deal for Jorginho, according to reports in Italy.
Despite an unbeaten start to the World Cup, Arsene Wenger still isn’t totally convinced by England and has criticised Kyle Walker.

Arsenal remain in talks with Freiburg for Turkish centre-back Caglar Soyuncu.
Mateo Kovacic is unhappy with the amount of game time he has received at Real Madrid following his move from Inter Milan in 2015 and is keen to leave.

Everton and Southampton have bid for Borussia Monchengladbach’s Danish defender Jannik Vestergaard.
Divock Origi will get the opportunity to resurrect his Liverpool career in pre-season.
Cenk Tosun wants to repay the support shown in him from Evertonians since joining the club in January.
Everton are interested in bringing Sweden and RB Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg to the Premier League.

Newcastle United have reportedly reignited their interest in midfielder Clement Grenier.

Didier Ndong’s move to Italy could be back on with Torino reported to still be interested.

Birmingham City-linked goalkeeper Alex Smithies is due for a medical at Cardiff City today as his move from Queens Park Rangers moves closer to being finalised.
Jack Grealish has issued a cryptic message to Aston Villa supporters as speculation intensifies surrounding his future.

Rui Patricio will face a fight for the No.1 jersey despite being one of Europe’s top goalkeepers, according to former shot-stopper Matt Murray.
West Brom have stepped up their search for a technical director after easing control away from Giuliano Terraneo.

Bradley Dack is full of belief he can replicate his League One player of the year form in the Championship this season.

Middlesbrough defender Fabio is being pursued by Nottingham Forest.
Nottingham Forest striker Tyler Walker is inching closer to a move to Mansfield Town.

Bolton have completed the signing of former Sheffield United striker Clayton Donaldson.
Connor Hall has signed a new two-year contract with Bolton Wanderers.

QPR have confirmed the departure of out-of-contract defender Jack Robinson.
QPR are set to make an approach for Derby County striker Chris Martin.

Brighton target Alireza Jahanbakhsh will make up his mind about his future following Iran’s unfortunate exit from the World Cup.

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AC Milan Banned For Two Years By UEFA For Breaking Financial Fair Play Regulations

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AC Milan have been banned from playing in UEFA competitions next season for breaching UEFA’s financial fair play (FFP) regulations.

AC Milan had already qualified for the Europa League next season

The Italian side were referred to UEFA’s adjudicatory chamber in May after failing to provide sufficient evidence of their financial stability moving forward, with doubts raised after their owner, Li Yonghong, took out a substantial loan that is due to be repaid by October 2018.

A meeting in Nyon, Switzerland, this month to discuss the case led to the adjudicatory chamber imposing the heaviest sanction yet on a club from one of Europe’s top five leagues — Spain, England, Italy, Germany or France — and excluding Milan from its competitions.

“The club is excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next two (2) seasons (i.e. one competition in 2018/19 or 2019/20, subject to qualification),” a statement said.

Milan have the opportunity to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. A final decision would be sought urgently by Milan and UEFA since the second qualifying round for the Europa League begins on July 29.

If the ban stands Atalanta would qualify directly for the Europa League group stage for this season, and Fiorentina would immediately take Atalanta’s place in the Europa League qualifying rounds.

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Plateau Killings: Soldiers Capture 3 Persons Responsible For Massacre

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The Special Military Task Force, Operation Save Haven, on Wednesday paraded three suspects in connection with the latest killings in Plateau State that sparked national outrage.

The three men were said to have been captured at Gashish District in the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.

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The suspects were paraded in Jos, alongside 14 others who were arrested over the killings in which people described as herdsmen were believed to have massacred over 200 people, mainly locals and farmers, between Saturday night of June 23 and Sunday dawn of June 24.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 11 villages in the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area and its environs were affected in the onslaught in which property worth billions of naira were also destroyed.

Over 100 Killed In Plateau Carnage

While parading the suspects, the spokesman of the STF, Major Umar Adams, told reporters that the suspects were arrested while they had in their possession sophisticated rifles.

Adams said that two of the suspects were Fulani herdsmen and one Berom, a minority ethnic group in Plateau.

He added that the suspects were arrested in the course of the attacks.

“We all know that some days back, some villages in Barkin Ladi were attacked and these three suspects were arrested in connection with that.

“As our men were repelling the attacks in those areas, we arrested these suspects with four rifles, three locally made guns and one AK-47.

“The other 14 people were arrested in connection with civil unrest recently experienced in the state.”

The STF spokesman also said that the suspects were still being investigated and that more arrests would be made.

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Neymar Scores! And His Sister Dislocates Shoulder

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When Neymar finally scored against Costa Rica, Brazil cheered, the superstar striker cried, and his sister… dislocated her shoulder.

Brazil’s SporTV reported Wednesday that Rafaella Santos was so excited at her brother’s last-gasp goal in the tricky win against minnows Costa Rica on Friday that she collided with a friend and injured her arm.

She later posted a picture of herself on social media showing her left arm in a sling.

The goal made it 2-0 for Brazil just before the final whistle, at which Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, collapsed onto his knees and sobbed. He has been heavily criticized by fans in Brazil for his performance so far at the championship in Russia.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker is under heavy pressure to deliver against Serbia on Wednesday. He is playing after a lengthy layoff due to surgery on a broken foot bone.


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Banky W, Davido, Olamide, React To Super Eagles’ Loss To Argentina & World Cup Exit

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Following the painful exit of the Super Eagles of Nigeria after a 2-1 loss to Argentina yesterday at the ongoing World Cup in Russia, Nigerian artistes like Olamide, Davido and Banky W have reacted.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria conceded the very first goal of the match after Messi lashed in a straight shot in the 18yards box. Moses leveled up the Nigeria after scoring a goal from the penalty spot.

The hope of Nigeria to qualify to the round of 16 with a draw was dashed after Marcos Rojo converted Messi’s cross towards the end of 90 minute.

Below are some reactions to the loss:-


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Claudio Marchisio Remains Hopeful Of Juventus Stay Ahead Of Next Season

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Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio admits that he is hopeful of remaining at the club for next season, despite not yet having held talks over his future.

Claudio Marchisio has spent his whole career at Juventus except for a very brief loan spell at Empoli. The Italian midfielder emerged through the Juventus youth system playing as a forward, modelling himself after his childhood hero Alessandro Del Piero, but his career progression vastly accelerated when he was switched to a deeper midfield role.

Injuries have prevented Marchisio developing into one of the world’s best midfielders that he once looked to become and the midfielder’s time at Juventus now looks in to be up

Miralem Pjanić, Rodrigo Bentancur, Sami Khedira, Blaise Matuidi and recent arrival Emre Can are all currently ahead of Claudio Marchisio in the Juventus midfield pecking order.

Marchisio, however, remains hopeful that his boyhood club remain in need of his services. Speaking to SportMediaset, Marchisio said: “I want to play here and I want to stay at Juventus.

“There’s been no contact with other teams, nothing concrete. We haven’t talked to Juventus, we’ll do it in July after the holidays, but I’m optimistic,” he continued.

“I hope to stay, we’ll see.”

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Argentina Coach Jorge Sampaoli Praises His Team After They Narrowly Beat Nigeria To Qualify For The Knock Out Phase Of The World Cup

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Argentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli praised his players bravery after Marcos Rojo’s late winning goal saw his side scrape a narrow 2-1 win over Nigeria

Argentina had endured a humiliating start to the tournament, drawing with Iceland in their opening game, before suffering a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Croatia, which left Argentina’s hopes of progressing in the tournament dangling by a thread.

However, Jorge Sampaoli’s side were much improved in the first half against Nigeria and took a deserved lead through Lionel Messi – though a poor second half showing allowed Nigeria back into the game, until Rojo popped up to volley home in the 86th minute.

“My players achieved a victory which is very important for the future,” Sampaoli told reporters in his post-match press conference (via Sports Mole). “It’s a good opportunity.

“The players knew that they are excellent players and they wanted to show that. Today they won against an excellent opponent. We fought until the very last minute.

“We realised Nigeria had enough with a draw so we made many changes, trying to create opportunities. The players were brave and that courage made the second goal possible.”

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Mikel Obi Furious With Referee After Marcos Rojo’s ‘Clear Handball’ Was Not Called

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Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel was left confused and frustrated after Marcos Rojo was not whistled for “a clear handball” late stages of Nigeria’s World Cup-ending 2-1 loss to Argentina.

With the match at that time in the game tied 1-1 and Nigeria finding space between the Argentina backline, Rojo went for a headed clearance that deflected off his hand and led to a video review.

Super Eagles players were adamant it was a penalty, but Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir — who awarded Nigeria a penalty early in the second half that Victor Moses converted — used VAR and stood by his initial decision not to award a spot kick, much to the frustration of Nigeria’s players.

“I don’t understand how that was not a penalty,” Mikel said. “It was a clear handball. If you look at this game yesterday against Portugal, this was even worse.”

Rojo went on to score Argentina’s late winner to send his side through, and put Nigeria out.

“He [Rojo] had the ball and it hit his hand and it was open. Maybe the referee didn’t want to give a second penalty,” Mikel said. “For us, we’ve seen the replay, it was a clear handball. He looked at the VAR, the ball hit the hand.

“I asked him for explanation, did the ball hit the hand? He said `Yes.’ Why is it not a penalty? He did not know.”

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: England Not Scared Of Any Team – Phil Jones

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Phil Jones has insisted that England are not thinking about who they could face in the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup.

England have already qualified for the round of 16, and will take on Belgium for the right to top Group G.

A runners-up position in the group could see the Three Lions face Mexico or Switzerland in the quarter-finals, while first spot might set-up a clash with either Germany or Brazil – if Gareth Southgate’s side win their last-16 match.

Jones, however, has said that England ‘feel that they can beat anyone’ at this stage of the competition.

“We haven’t thought like that. It’s about what we’re going to do and how we approach each game,” Jones told reporters.

“I don’t think there’s been any focus on the teams we could face in the knockouts. We feel confident we can beat anyone and whoever we get we’ll be preparing right.”

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Real Madrid Reportedly Interested In Colombian Midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero

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Real Madrid have sounded out Colombia midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero, reports AS.

Juan Fernando Quintero has impressed at the World Cup and has caught the eye of European champions Madrid.

The 25-year-old is on loan at River Plate from Porto until the end of the year. He worked with new Bernabeu boss Julen Lopetegui during the Spaniard’s time in charge of the Portuguese club.

Madrid may eventually end up having to negotiate with River if they firm up their interest as the Argentine outfit have the option to sign him permanently for €4m.

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Joao Cancelo Undergoing Medical At Juventus Ahead Of £35m Transfer

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Valencia defender Joao Cancelo is undergoing a medical in Turin today ahead of his move to Juventus.

He’s expected to complete his move today.

According to reports the fee is in the region of €40 million (£35 million) and he’ll sign a five-year deal with €3m a season salary.

Joao Cancelo spent last season on loan at Inter and was included in Portugal’s preliminary squad but did not make the final cut for the World Cup.

Juventus announced the medical on their official Instagram account, posting a picture of Cancelo outside their stadium showing a thumbs up.

The caption read: “Rise and shine! It’s medical time for Joao Cancelo”.
In a brief, accompanying statement on their official website, Juventus said: “João Cancelo has touched down in Turin and this morning the Portuguese defender arrived at J|Medical outside Allianz Stadium at 10:00AM for his routine medical visit.”

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Online Crowd Funding Page Launched To Help Pay For Xhaka, Shaqiri and Lichtsteiners’s FIFA Fines For Political Celebrations

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An online GoFundMe campaign has been launched to pay the FIFA fines of Switzerland players Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Switzerland stars Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri landed themselves in trouble after celebrating their goals against Serbia by making the pro-Kosovo double eagle gesture.

Kosovo declared independence in 2008, but Serbia do not recognise its existence, making it a very politically charged fixture given the Switzerland team features several players of Kosovan descent. Xhaka was born in Switerzland to a family originating from Kosovo, while Shaqiri was born in Kosovo before leaving during his infancy.

FIFA have strict rules against players displaying any sort of political messages.

FIFA issued fines of 10,000 Swiss francs to both Xhaka and Shaqiri, while captain Stefan Lichtsteiner received a ban of 5,000 for his part in the celebrations.

The crowdfunding appeal, set up because the trio of players “brought joy and happiness to all Swiss and Albanians across the globe”, raised more than $16,000 of its $25,000 target within 18 hours.

Organisers of the appeal have stated that they will donate the money raised to charity if the Swiss Football Association rejects it.

The people of Kosovo have been donating to the page in support of their footballing heroes who, had been booed throughout the entire game by Serbia fans.

Kosovo Commerce and Industry Minister Bajram Hasani said he had donated 1,500 euros, which is his monthly salary.

“They (players) were punished only since they did not forget their roots, they did not forget where they are croming from,” Hasani said quoted by local media. “Money cannot pay the joy that Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri brough us by celebrating with the eagle sign their goals during the Switzerland-Serbia match.”

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3 Arrested As Police Destroys OPC Shrine – Where Suspects Are Tortured

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Personnel of the Lagos State Police Command have destroyed a shrine located under the Opebi link bridge allegedly belonging to members of the Oodua Peoples’ Congress (OPC), while three suspected members of the group were arrested during the raid on the shrine allegedly used to extort members of the public.

The State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who led detectives to the shrine on Tuesday said the operators carry out trial on their victims and declare judgment against them.

He added that going by the items found in the shrine, some of the victims were tortured to force them to own up to a particular crime they are being tried for.

The state police boss told newsmen at the scene that three persons were arrested for their alleged involvement in activities around the shrine, while three POS machines allegedly being used to extort money from victims were recovered.

Aside the three POS machines, other items found at the shrine included mobile telephones and ATM cards belonging to some victims.

Edgal said some officials of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Security and Safety Corp (LSNSC) had informed the command of the suspicious movement of people in and out of the shrine.

He said based on the strength of the information, he directed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Ikeja division to investigate the matter.

“Based on the directive, a team of undercover policemen led by the DPO mounted surveillance around the area. On Monday, June 25, officials of the Neighbourhood Security Safely Corps witnessed a man being dragged into the shrine.

“They were attracted to the scene by the man’s screaming. They quickly informed the DPO who moved his men to the scene, where three persons were arrested and the victim rescued.

“In as much as we believe in community policing and community partnership, let me sound a note of warning to any group of persons who may want to take laws into their hands that the command will deal decisively with members of such groups.

“Members of the OPC have been helpful to the command in the past. We see them as partners. But as you can see, some group of persons under the guise of the OPC have erected an office under the Opebi link bridge where they take people to try them by ordeal.

“They also have a shrine there that they bring their victims to. I believe that they forced victims to take an oath. We will not tolerate this in any part of the state. Those arrested are undergoing interrogation.

“One of the victims was freed. We are investigating and all those behind these barbaric acts will soon be rounded up. When they are arrested, they will be made to face the wrath of the law,” he warned.

In the same vein, some auto technicians who operate under the Opebi link bridge alleged that the operators arrest and tortured their victims openly.

They claimed the operators of the shrine open up case files for complainants after which the persons being accused is dragged before the shrine.

According to them, victims are adjudged guilty even before trial begins and confessions are forced during torture.

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SARS Allegedly Shatters Ogun Teacher’s Leg With Bullet

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An operative of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) has been accused of shattering the left foot of an Ogun state civil servant with bullet.

Ola Hameed, a Physics teacher in Ogun, has cried out for justice, saying that the operative was among a team of SARS officials attacked by some residents in the Ibara, Abeokuta area of the state, after a man was brutalised for videoing a brawl involving the cops, Punch reports.

He alleged that the angry policemen opened fire on people, adding that commuters and traders alike fled the area to avoid being hit by stray bullets.

Hameed said during the course of the event one of the policemen accosted him and accused him of being among the mob. Despite his denial to the allegation, the cop still fired him at his leg.

Publishing his ordeal on his social media page, including pictures of his shot leg, the victim said the police authorities had refused to investigate the incident or arrest the policeman.

He said, “My ordeal in the hands of the Federal SARS men happened on June 12, 2018. A fight erupted from an argument between a man and a FSARS team stationed under the Ibara Bridge, Abeokuta.

“The incident, which lasted for hours, drew the attention of many passersby and okada riders. At a point, one of the SARS officers spotted a guy among the crowd taking a video coverage of the incident. He approached the guy and started beating him up.

“The disgruntled crowd got angry and started throwing stones at the SARS operatives. The next thing we heard was that they (FSARS) opened fire, shooting continuously. They aimed at people with the intention to kill.

“Though some people were miles away from the scene of the incident, we all took to our heels, running for our lives because of stray bullets.

“One of them (cops) accosted me. I told him that I did not have anything to do with the stoning. I was saying that and moving away from him. He said, ‘I will spoil your leg,’ and the next I heard was a gunshot.”

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