Only The Rivers State House Of Assembly Can Investigate Us – Rivers State Government

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The Rivers State Government has emphasized that only the State House of Assembly has the right to investigate its financial activities.

The Commissioner for Information for the State, Barr. Emma Okah said this to Press shortly after appearing before the Joint Committee of the Rivers State House of Assembly auditing the financial activities of agencies and ministries.

The Commissioner also took time to urged all Ministries, agencies, MDAs and Commissions to appear before the Committee and account for the funds committed to them by the Rivers state government.

“There is no way democracy can wear a beautiful look without an entrenched accountability.” Okah said.

“You owe the people an explanation of how you spent their money and at a time when we are entering the season of politics, one of your strengths is your ability to let the people know that you are accountable. That is why I commend the Rivers State House of Assembly for carrying out their oversight function to show that they can bring the Executive to answer questions.”

“That is to show that it does not lie with the Federal government or any agency to try and take the responsibility of the State Assembly.” He said.

The Rivers state government has been in a running battle with the Federal government over alleged moves by the EFCC to investigate the financial activities of the State.

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Only The Rivers State House Of Assembly Can Investigate Us – Rivers State Government

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The Rivers State Government has emphasized that only the State House of Assembly has the right to investigate its financial activities.

The Commissioner for Information for the State, Barr. Emma Okah said this to Press shortly after appearing before the Joint Committee of the Rivers State House of Assembly auditing the financial activities of agencies and ministries.

The Commissioner also took time to urged all Ministries, agencies, MDAs and Commissions to appear before the Committee and account for the funds committed to them by the Rivers state government.

“There is no way democracy can wear a beautiful look without an entrenched accountability.” Okah said.

“You owe the people an explanation of how you spent their money and at a time when we are entering the season of politics, one of your strengths is your ability to let the people know that you are accountable. That is why I commend the Rivers State House of Assembly for carrying out their oversight function to show that they can bring the Executive to answer questions.”

“That is to show that it does not lie with the Federal government or any agency to try and take the responsibility of the State Assembly.” He said.

The Rivers state government has been in a running battle with the Federal government over alleged moves by the EFCC to investigate the financial activities of the State.

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Real Madrid Confirm Santiago Solari As Head Coach Until 2021

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Real Madrid Confirm Santiago Solari As Head Coach Until 2021

Santiago Solari on Tuesday was confirmed as Real Madrid coach until 2021 following his successful spell in charge as caretaker boss of the European champions.

“Real Madrid’s board of directors met today and decided to name Santiago Solari as first team coach until June 30, 2021,” the club announced in a statement.

Solari’s anointment as sacked Julen Lopetegui’s permanent successor comes after wins in his first four matches.

And with 15 goals scored and only two conceded, the 42-year-old Argentinian has established the best ever start for a Real manager.

After thrashing Melilla in the Copa del Rey, they won 5-0 away to Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League, between victories over Real Valladolid and Celta Vigo in La Liga.

The upturn has left Madrid only four points adrift of league leaders Barcelona and on the brink of qualification for the last 16 in Europe.

Solari was handed the reins on a temporary two-week basis on October 29 after Lopetegui had overseen a miserable run that included just one victory in seven games.

The last of those, a 5-1 thumping at the hands of Barcelona, proved the final straw for club president Florentino Perez but the team have rebounded under their new coach.

News that he had been rewarded with a permanent contract surfaced on Monday when the Spanish federation announced: “Everything is in order. Real Madrid have worked out his contract and there are no problems.”

The Spanish press had urged Real to appoint the former Castilla ‘B’ team coach.

Solari’s maiden match as long-term boss is the trip to Eibar in La Liga on November 25, following the international break.

Zinedine Zidane also stepped up mid-season from coaching Castilla in 2016 and led the team to the first of three consecutive Champions League trophies five months later.

This is Solari’s maiden job in charge of a first team.

Antonio Conte, Mauricio Pochettino, Jose Mourinho and Joachim Low had all been linked to the position.

(AFP)

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Real Madrid Confirm Santiago Solari As Head Coach Until 2021

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Real Madrid Confirm Santiago Solari As Head Coach Until 2021

Santiago Solari on Tuesday was confirmed as Real Madrid coach until 2021 following his successful spell in charge as caretaker boss of the European champions.

“Real Madrid’s board of directors met today and decided to name Santiago Solari as first team coach until June 30, 2021,” the club announced in a statement.

Solari’s anointment as sacked Julen Lopetegui’s permanent successor comes after wins in his first four matches.

And with 15 goals scored and only two conceded, the 42-year-old Argentinian has established the best ever start for a Real manager.

After thrashing Melilla in the Copa del Rey, they won 5-0 away to Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League, between victories over Real Valladolid and Celta Vigo in La Liga.

The upturn has left Madrid only four points adrift of league leaders Barcelona and on the brink of qualification for the last 16 in Europe.

Solari was handed the reins on a temporary two-week basis on October 29 after Lopetegui had overseen a miserable run that included just one victory in seven games.

The last of those, a 5-1 thumping at the hands of Barcelona, proved the final straw for club president Florentino Perez but the team have rebounded under their new coach.

News that he had been rewarded with a permanent contract surfaced on Monday when the Spanish federation announced: “Everything is in order. Real Madrid have worked out his contract and there are no problems.”

The Spanish press had urged Real to appoint the former Castilla ‘B’ team coach.

Solari’s maiden match as long-term boss is the trip to Eibar in La Liga on November 25, following the international break.

Zinedine Zidane also stepped up mid-season from coaching Castilla in 2016 and led the team to the first of three consecutive Champions League trophies five months later.

This is Solari’s maiden job in charge of a first team.

Antonio Conte, Mauricio Pochettino, Jose Mourinho and Joachim Low had all been linked to the position.

(AFP)

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EFCC Seize N211m Worth Of Gold At Lagos International Airport

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) announced on Tuesday that they intercepted gold worth N211 million at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

According to the agency, the gold was being illegally transported through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos en route Dubai, United Arab Emirate.
In a statement released to press, Acting EFCC spokesman, Mr Tony Orilade, said,

“Following intelligence report, the operatives on November 9, 2018 uncovered the gold weighing about 35kg just at the point of departure of a suspect currently in the EFCC’s custody. “Investigation is ongoing to unravel his accomplice behind the illegal movement of the goods. Meanwhile, the suspect is cooperating with operatives.

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EFCC Seize N211m Worth Of Gold At Lagos International Airport

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) announced on Tuesday that they intercepted gold worth N211 million at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

According to the agency, the gold was being illegally transported through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos en route Dubai, United Arab Emirate.
In a statement released to press, Acting EFCC spokesman, Mr Tony Orilade, said,

“Following intelligence report, the operatives on November 9, 2018 uncovered the gold weighing about 35kg just at the point of departure of a suspect currently in the EFCC’s custody. “Investigation is ongoing to unravel his accomplice behind the illegal movement of the goods. Meanwhile, the suspect is cooperating with operatives.

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Lagos Finally Approves Hijab Use In Public Schools

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Lagos Finally Approves Use Of Hijab In Public Schools

The Lagos State Government has approved use of hijab – head and body covering for females – in public schools across the state.

The state government in a circular dated 13 November, 2018 with the heading: “Re: Use of Hijab in Lagos Public School.” issued and signed by O. A Olukoya approved the use of hijab in schools.

According to the content of the circular, shared by the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), which had championed the use of hijabs, the government was quoted as saying:

“Since the case of the use of Hijab in Lagos State is still pending in the Supreme court of Nigeria, status quo be maintained, to avoid contempt of the court, that is students be allowed to wear Hijabs on school uniforms but same must be short, smart, neat and in the same colour of the uniform (skirt).”

“Furthermore, schools management are advised to downplay comments and disciplinary actions on the use of smart Hijabs until the final determination of the case by Supreme Court.

“No student should be discriminated against in any form on the basis of religion.

“All principals and teachers must be sensitized to comply accordingly. You are enjoined to adhere strictly to these recommendations.”

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

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

  • Mesut Ozil turned down offers worth £1m-a-week to commit his future to Arsenal.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

  • Jose Mourinho is planning on selling Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly in January to fund the move for a new central defender, according to a report.
  • Andy Townsend claims Mourinho’s lack of trust in his defenders is the reason behind United’s problems.

FOOTBALL.LONDON

  • Borussia Dortmund are believed to be tracking Arsenal youngster Ben Cottrell, according to reports.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

  • Rafa Benitez is considering January loan exits for Freddie Woodman and Rob Elliot.
  • Newcastle forward Salomon Rondon has revealed his future in the North East is now firmly in his own hands.

LEICESTER MERCURY

  • Leicester City’s Alex Pascanu has shrugged off transfer interest after senior Romania call-up.
  • Adrien Silva and Leicester City’s out-of-favour players will see more action when the games come thick and fast after the international break.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

  • Marcos Rojo will be made available for transfer in the next window, alerting Wolves who were keen on the centre-half in the summer.
  • Of all Aston Villa’s players out of loan, young defender Mitchell Clark is making the biggest impression

EXPRESS & STAR

  • Liam Kinsella says he is eager to learn from manager Dean Keates as he battles to hold down a regular starting spot at Walsall.

THE DAILY ECHO

  • Mark Hughes says he has been ‘reassured’ that Saints will start winning games soon and does not feel like the team are just going to ‘slog their way through the season’.

WATFORD OBSERVER

  • Etienne Capoue is among the best central midfielders in the Premier League, according to Watford head coach Javi Gracia.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO

  • Bournemouth winger Jordon Ibe felt he had not done enough to keep his place and said: “I need to work much harder.”

THE ARGUS

  • Brighton defender Shane Duffy has no regrets about swapping one Ireland for another.

WALES ONLINE

  • Andreas Cornelius has opened up on his horror spell at Cardiff City and admitted he felt caught in the middle of the Bluebirds’ chaotic first season in the Premier League.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

  • Dimitar Evtimov’s Burton Albion future should be decided by the end of the week – and Nigel Clough has suggested the Bulgarian goalkeeper would definitely have been staying if they had won in the FA Cup on Saturday.

NOTTINGHAM POST

  • Aitor Karanka wants to trim his Nottingham Forest squad in January.

EVENING GAZETTE

  • Martin Braithwaite has responded to a supporter on social media questioning his commitment to the Middlesbrough cause, insisting he’s “grateful” to be playing for Boro.

NORWICH EVENING NEWS

  • Teemu Pukki is only warming up at Norwich City according to his head coach, who says he is “full of potential”.

EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES

  • Tristan Nydam is keen to make the most of his loan stay in Scotland but is still keeping a firm eye on parent club Ipswich Town.

BRISTOL POST

  • Callum Robinson says he deserved more chances during his loan spell with Bristol City.

THE BOLTON NEWS

  • With two weeks to mull over his side’s current plight, Phil Parkinson remains adamant he can engineer Bolton’s recovery once they get back in action.

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

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

  • Mesut Ozil turned down offers worth £1m-a-week to commit his future to Arsenal.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

  • Jose Mourinho is planning on selling Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly in January to fund the move for a new central defender, according to a report.
  • Andy Townsend claims Mourinho’s lack of trust in his defenders is the reason behind United’s problems.

FOOTBALL.LONDON

  • Borussia Dortmund are believed to be tracking Arsenal youngster Ben Cottrell, according to reports.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

  • Rafa Benitez is considering January loan exits for Freddie Woodman and Rob Elliot.
  • Newcastle forward Salomon Rondon has revealed his future in the North East is now firmly in his own hands.

LEICESTER MERCURY

  • Leicester City’s Alex Pascanu has shrugged off transfer interest after senior Romania call-up.
  • Adrien Silva and Leicester City’s out-of-favour players will see more action when the games come thick and fast after the international break.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

  • Marcos Rojo will be made available for transfer in the next window, alerting Wolves who were keen on the centre-half in the summer.
  • Of all Aston Villa’s players out of loan, young defender Mitchell Clark is making the biggest impression

EXPRESS & STAR

  • Liam Kinsella says he is eager to learn from manager Dean Keates as he battles to hold down a regular starting spot at Walsall.

THE DAILY ECHO

  • Mark Hughes says he has been ‘reassured’ that Saints will start winning games soon and does not feel like the team are just going to ‘slog their way through the season’.

WATFORD OBSERVER

  • Etienne Capoue is among the best central midfielders in the Premier League, according to Watford head coach Javi Gracia.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO

  • Bournemouth winger Jordon Ibe felt he had not done enough to keep his place and said: “I need to work much harder.”

THE ARGUS

  • Brighton defender Shane Duffy has no regrets about swapping one Ireland for another.

WALES ONLINE

  • Andreas Cornelius has opened up on his horror spell at Cardiff City and admitted he felt caught in the middle of the Bluebirds’ chaotic first season in the Premier League.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

  • Dimitar Evtimov’s Burton Albion future should be decided by the end of the week – and Nigel Clough has suggested the Bulgarian goalkeeper would definitely have been staying if they had won in the FA Cup on Saturday.

NOTTINGHAM POST

  • Aitor Karanka wants to trim his Nottingham Forest squad in January.

EVENING GAZETTE

  • Martin Braithwaite has responded to a supporter on social media questioning his commitment to the Middlesbrough cause, insisting he’s “grateful” to be playing for Boro.

NORWICH EVENING NEWS

  • Teemu Pukki is only warming up at Norwich City according to his head coach, who says he is “full of potential”.

EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES

  • Tristan Nydam is keen to make the most of his loan stay in Scotland but is still keeping a firm eye on parent club Ipswich Town.

BRISTOL POST

  • Callum Robinson says he deserved more chances during his loan spell with Bristol City.

THE BOLTON NEWS

  • With two weeks to mull over his side’s current plight, Phil Parkinson remains adamant he can engineer Bolton’s recovery once they get back in action.

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Gary Neville Claims Virgil van Dijk Has Made Liverpool More Formidable Defensively

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Gary Neville believes Liverpool have grown enormously since signing Virgil van Dijk in January. 

Liverpool splashed out a club record fee of £75m to bring Van Dijk to Anfield after he impressed during his time with Southampton.

Whilst the cost of the deal raised some eyebrows initially, Van Dijk has seemingly justified his hefty price tag with some commanding performances at the heart of Liverpool’s defence.

Speaking on his Sky Sports podcast on Sunday, he said: “Liverpool have grown enormously in this last 12 to 18 months. The biggest change has been the defensive difference and the introduction of Van Dijk.

“The front three we’ve known about for 18 months, the introduction of Van Dijk has meant they look a formidable defensive team. With him there, they’ve got someone that can anchor the defence.”

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Gary Neville Claims Virgil van Dijk Has Made Liverpool More Formidable Defensively

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Gary Neville believes Liverpool have grown enormously since signing Virgil van Dijk in January. 

Liverpool splashed out a club record fee of £75m to bring Van Dijk to Anfield after he impressed during his time with Southampton.

Whilst the cost of the deal raised some eyebrows initially, Van Dijk has seemingly justified his hefty price tag with some commanding performances at the heart of Liverpool’s defence.

Speaking on his Sky Sports podcast on Sunday, he said: “Liverpool have grown enormously in this last 12 to 18 months. The biggest change has been the defensive difference and the introduction of Van Dijk.

“The front three we’ve known about for 18 months, the introduction of Van Dijk has meant they look a formidable defensive team. With him there, they’ve got someone that can anchor the defence.”

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The Final Season Of Game Of Thrones Is Coming In April 2019

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HBO have finally given Game of Thrones fans the news we’ve all been waiting for. According to the network, the final season of Game of Thrones would premiere in April 2019.

The announcement was made in a new teaser from HBO, which you can watch below.

Even though the new trailer doesn’t show any new footage from the final season of the Hit show, we get introduced to the official hashtag for the season #FORTHETHRONE .

There’s no actual release date yet so stay tuned.

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Victor Lindelof Awarded Sweden’s Footballer Of The Year

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Victor Lindelof has been named Sweden’s Footballer of the year, with 10-time winner Zlatan Ibrahimovic missing out on the award for the second year running.

Lindelof was awarded the Golden Ball trophy during a ceremony in Stockholm on Monday evening after helping Sweden reach the World Cup quarterfinals

It’s the second year in a row that the player-of-the-year award goes to a centre-back, with Andreas Granqvist winning in 2017, ending a run of Ibrahimovic winning 10 times in succession.

“It means a lot to me, I’m incredibly proud,” Lindelof told newspaper Aftonbladet, which awards the prize. “It’s an award that I grew up with and watched on TV when Zlatan stood there year after year. It’s huge, and it’s still hard to comprehend.”

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Neymar Joining Real Madrid Would Not Upset Me – Andres Iniesta

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Andres Iniesta insists he would not be upset if his former Barcelona team-mate Neymar joined LaLiga rivals Real Madrid.

Neymar left Barcelona in 2017 after four successful seasons, which saw them win two LaLiga titles and the Champions League, to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record fee of €222million.

The Brazilian superstar has consistently been linked with a switch to Madrid since his arrival in France

“It wouldn’t hurt me because there are decisions that if they happen, happen,” he told ‘Cadena SER’.

“Madrid would reinforce themselves with a unique player.”

Iniesta does not envisage Neymar returning to Barca and believes his former club have responded well to losing one of their star attackers.

“Obviously, Neymar continues to be one of the best and in any team he would make a difference, but it’s not easy to return,” he added.

“Barcelona have unique players and I see them as candidates to win all the titles.

“Barca have reinforced themselves well this year. There are people like [Philippe] Coutinho, who has adapted well. I see a powerful team.”

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Ex-Italy Coach Gian Piero Ventura Departs Chievo After Just Four Matches

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Gian Piero Ventura has been sacked by Chievo Verona a year to the day after he failed to qualify Italy to the World Cup

Gian Piero Ventura parted company with Chievo by mutual consent on Tuesday, less than five weeks after he replaced Lorenzo D’Anna and signed a contract until June 2020.

Chievo picked up just one point in Ventura’s four matches at the helm and remain rooted to the bottom of Serie A on zero points, having been docked three in September for false accounting.

A statement on the club’s website confirmed assistant coach Salvatore Sullo and fitness coach Alessandro Innocenti have also left.

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Daily Roundup: Latest Football News Content Across Europe

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Italy

Juventus are interested in signing James Rodriguez, who is currently in his second year on loan at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid. The Colombian has fallen out of favour under Niko Kovac, with the 27-year-old thought to be unhappy with his role under Kovac and should he plot an escape, the Italian champions will most likely head the queue for his signature. (Calciomercato)

Several of Europe’s top clubs will keep a close eye on Sandro Tonali this week, with the 18-year-old Brescia midfielder set to make his Italy debut. Tonali, who has been dubbed ‘the new Pirlo’, was called up to the Azzurri by Roberto Mancini for the Nations League clash with Portugal and friendly against the USA after a string of impressive performances for the Serie B side. Noted admirers include Manchester City, Chelsea, Inter, Juventus and Roma. City boss Pep Guardiola sent a scout to watch Italy train at Coverciano on Monday. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Juventus are showing an interest in Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho. The 18-year-old England international has impressed for the Bundesliga leaders this season with five goals and seven assists in all competitions. (Calciomercato)

France

As well as Samir Nasri, West Ham are interested in making a move for ‘another important Premier League player’. Nasri is expected to join the Hammers on a short-term deal having undergone a medical on Monday. Although there are fears over his fitness and wage demands, Manuel Pellegrini is keen to recruit the 31-year-old, whose 18-month doping ban ends on December 31. Pellegrini is determined to bolster his attacking ranks after Andriy Yarmolenko was ruled out for the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon. (France Football, via Sport Witness)

Celta Vigo star Maxi Gomez is a Tottenham transfer target. The 22-year-old Uruguayan has scored six goals and notched four assists for Celta this season after finding the net 17 times for the Galician side in the 2017/18 campaign. Nicknamed ‘Toro’, meaning Bull, Gomez is also attracting interest from Borussia Dortmund. (El Pais, via Sport Witness)

Real Madrid are interested in Juan Quintero, who caught the eye for Colombia during the World Cup. Quintero is still contracted to Porto but has been on loan at River Plate since January, helping the Argentinian side reach the Copa Libertadores final. (Le10Sport)

Spain

Santiago Solari is set to be rewarded for steadying the Real Madrid ship by being offered to stay on as manager until the end of the season. The 42-year-old Argentinian, who spent five years at the Bernabeu as a player, has won all of his four matches in charge since taking over from Julen Lopetegui, enough to convince the club’s hierarchy that he deserves the job until next summer. (Marca)

Meanwhile, Antonio Conte, who has been linked to Real Madrid, has responded to Sergio Ramos’ comments about respect. The defender claimed that respect is “not imposed, but earned” when discussing the possibility of Conte’s appointment at Madrid, to which Conte has replied: “When a coach arrives at a team, he must bring education and respect, something that he would expect from the players too”. The Italian also confirmed that he plans to wait until the summer before taking a new job. (Marca, via Rai Sport)

A key figure under Lopetegui, Isco now finds himself without a place under Solari. The Spain international playmaker has managed just 51 minutes during Solari’s four games in charge and was an unused substitute in the 4-2 win over Celta Vigo at the weekend. With that, the 26-year-old will listen to offers come January. The former Malaga star has in the past been a Juventus transfer target. (AS)

Pablo Zabaleta is set to retire at the end of the season. The 33-year-old Argentinian, who won two Premier League titles with Manchester City, is currently with West Ham but plans to hang up his boots next summer for family reasons. (Sport)

Germany

Former Manchester city defender Martin Demichelis has called Louis van Gaal “completely crazy”. The Argentinian served as vice-captain under the Dutchman during their time together at Bayern Munich. “He’s completely crazy,” Demichelis said. “Once we were leading 3-0 at half-time, he came into the dressing room, slammed the door and didn’t stop yelling at us. ‘You’re a disaster’. I was vice-captain, so I told him ‘Stop insulting us and show some respect!’ (Sport BILD)

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Only 7 Geriatricians Are In Nigeria – Geriatrics Association Of Nigeria President

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According to the President of the Geriatrics Association of Nigeria (GAN), Prof. Usman Ahmed, there are only seven qualified geriatricians in Nigeria, a number highly inadequate for a country with over 9 million elderly citizens.

A Geriatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and disability in older adults.

Speaking to reporters in Abuja on Tuesday, Prof. Ahmed said that the population of older persons was growing exponentially, noting that Africa would have more older persons by the year 2050 in spite of the high population of youths in the region.

He added that there are over nine million persons who are 60 years and above in Nigeria, with just seven qualified Geriatricians.

“Nigeria does not have adequate medical doctors or any type of healthcare professionals who can handle cases associated to old age. There are only seven of us, which is highly inadequate to the population of aged people in the country.”

The GAN president took time to stress for the need for thousands of optometrists and audiologists to address the challenges, saying that statistics of seven geriatrics to the older population suggested a ratio of one geriatrician to over 900,000 aged persons. He also appealed to the Government and other key stakeholders to build capacity of geriatrics in the country, adding that “you cannot have a healthcare system that caters for any group without having a healthcare system that caters for everyone.”

“Nigeria should have a healthcare system where people would not incur out of pocket expense and become poorer before they could access quality services,” He said.

“I am surprised that in this country when most people reach the age of 60 years, they are not being provided health insurance by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The only respect and gratitude we could show for the elderly was to ensure that they had free and unhindered access to healthcare; free and unhindered access to better living arrangements.”

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Dabota Lawson Says She ‘Mostly’ Regrets Getting Married In 2014

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Dabota Lawson Says She ‘Mostly’ Regrets Getting Married In 2014

One-time Miss Nigeria UK, Dabota Lawson, has disclosed that she regrets marrying billionaire Prince Sunny Aku, chairman/CEO, Novena Majesty Furniture Industries Limited, in 2014.

Although she didnt make mention of his name, in a post shared on her Instagram page on Monday, the former beauty queen reflected on past wrong decisions and one of her biggest regrets is marrying the billionaire businessman.

Bear in mind that she tied the knot with back in 2014 – despite a 35-year age difference between them. The marriage dissolved in 2015 – barely a year after their wedding.

She wrote: “This weekend I spent a lot of time thinking and talking about past events in my life . My friends kept saying Dabota everything happens for a reason and you are who you are today because of all that has happened. But I said to them and myself NO!! I’m not soooo thankful, I wish I made better decisions and was careful before getting involved with certain things and certain people . I wish I could see the future of how some of my poor decisions will stay hunting me , because they actually do ? Every time I win or do better it’s because I chose to and I took a right turn , not always because I’ve learned a lesson. The only thing I know is my mind and heart is just stronger, too strong for my own good, I’m almost not in touch with reality and strictly focused on pursuing goals and making sure everyone and everything around me is fine.

I miss being care free and the softness and innocence I used to have. I hate the fact that I have major trust issue and assume everyone has an ulterior motive around me . I mostly regret ever getting married in 2014 ( please keep all that lessons and whatever you think I got from it talk ) I hate the fact that I did !PERIOD!

The only I did right that keeps me going was making the decisions to go through with my pregnancy and have my child . My daughter is only thing I’ve done right in the world over 25 years of my life . That’s how I feel.
Be careful the decisions you make in life . This is a very stern warning , everything you do has a consequence that only you will experience in way only you can understand . BE VERY CAREFUL !
HAVE A GREAT WEEK !”

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NYSC: Corps Members Posted To Anambra To Camp In Ebonyi, Imo

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NYSC: Corps Members Posted To Anambra To Camp In Ebonyi, Imo

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has said that all the 2018 Batch ‘C’ stream II Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) originally deployed to Anambra state will camp in Ebonyi and Imo states.

This is due to lack of adequate camping facilities in Anambra, says Kehinde Aremu, Coordinator of the NYSC in the state.

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The statement was made during the closing of camp for 2018 Batch C stream I orientation exercise in Umunya Temporary Orientation Camp on Monday.

Mr Aremu said Anambra was the only state in the South-east geopolitical zone that did not have permanent orientation site.

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He said the present site which was owned by the Anglican Church had become grossly inadequate considering the number of prospective corps members posted to the state.

“Sadly, corps members deployed to Anambra will be holding their orientation course in Imo, earlier this year, Anambra corps members were dislodged to Ebonyi and Imo states.

“This is because Anambra is the only state in South-east of Nigeria without a permanent orientation camp.

“I wish to seize this opportunity to appeal to the vibrant private sector in Anambra to complement the efforts of the state government towards delivering the orientation camp in Umuawulu/Mbaukwu for 2019 Batch A,’’ he said.

Mr Aremu said the posting of the corps members was guided by the scheme’s policy and requests from deserving employers which fitted into the human capital development strategy of the state government.

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France Boss Didier Deschamps Tells Ousmane Dembele To Improve His Attitude

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France coach Didier Deschamps says Ousmane Dembele must improve his professionalism to make it at the top level.

Dembele was left out of Barca’s squad to face Real Betis this weekend after missing training with a ‘stomach bug’, failing to inform the club that he was feeling unwell, before training alone on Friday.

Quoted by ESPN, Didier Deschamps said: “Ousmane has been with us for a while. That’s his usual trick to be late, although in his defence I’m sure he’ll say: ‘I’m not the only one.’ Whether he’s at a big club like Barcelona, with the French national team or somewhere else, he has to pay attention to that. It’s part of the life and requirements of a professional footballer.

“He must improve to prevent it from becoming negative. These are situations that [have been] repeated. The sooner he understands that, the better for everyone.”

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Andreas Christensen Hints At Chelsea Stay Despite Reduced First-team Football

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Andreas Christensen has suggested that he has no plans to leave Chelsea during the January transfer window, despite his lack of first-team football.

Andreas Christensen enjoyed a breakthrough season under Antonio Conte last term with 40 appearances across all competitions, but the switch from three central defenders to just two has meant a decrease in playing time under new boss Maurizio Sarri.

Indeed, the 22-year-old has played just six times so far this term and is yet to feature for a single minute in the Premier League, and he admits that he is not happy with the current situation.

When asked whether his future lies away from Stamford Bridge, Christensen told Sky Sports News: “Difficult question. No, I don’t think so. Things are different from last season. I played a lot of games [last season] but this season it hasn’t been like that.

“It’s always difficult for a player but we’ll see what happens. If you asked every player that’s not playing if they’re happy, they’re going to say no. Everyone wants to play. I can’t do anything else but go back there, train and do my best.

“Every time I get that opportunity, I have to do well and show him that he can count on me. You don’t want to sit around and wait for it. You want to play straight away and that’s why we all play football. Not playing is not fun. It’s a different situation to last season.”

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Money In Football Is Truly Indecent – Kylian Mbappe

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Mbappe became the second most expensive player in history when he completed a permanent transfer to PSG from Monaco this year for a reported fee of €180million.

His team-mate Neymar joined from Barcelona in 2017 for €222m in a deal that shook the European game and led to four more deals worth more than €100m, including Mbappe’s taking place over the next 12 months.

Reports based on documents from whistleblowing platform Football Leaks this month claimed Mbappe asked for a five-year contract worth close to €55m after tax when he joined PSG, along with various performance-based incentives, which was turned down by the club.

And Mbappe has conceded there are sums involved in the top tiers of the game that he could scarcely have imagined when he was growing up.

“It’s truly indecent for me, who comes from a fairly modest family,” he told RTS.

“It’s true that it’s indecent but the market is like that. The world of football works like that.

“I’m not going to revolutionise football. I’m in a system. You have to know how to respect it and to stay in place.”

“It’s true that it’s indecent but the market is like that. The world of football works like that.

“I’m not going to revolutionise football. I’m in a system. You have to know how to respect it and to stay in place.”

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Xherdan Shaqiri Warns His Best Is Yet To Come At Liverpool

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Xherdan Shaqiri believes we have not seen the best from him yet at Liverpool 

Xherdan Shaqiri has two goals and two assists in eight Premier League appearances for the ‘Reds’ this season – five of those as a substitute – the Swiss international is making a good impression.

While crediting his team, however, Shaqiri insists he won’t stop here.

“Of course I’m confident there are more goals to come,” he said. “It’s always better if you’ve got better players around you, if you can be more offensive, if you know that you are for sure going to have more possession than the opponent.

“But you also need to be ready to train hard every day. I’m feeling good, I’m fit, and I’m trying to give my best every time I get a chance.”

Shaqiri is no stranger to European football’s highest levels, winning the Champions League with Bayern Munich before stints with Inter Milan and Stoke City.

“I played at Bayern Munich with Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben so I knew already what that was like,” Shaqiri said.

“It was nothing new. I knew already how good these very talented players were. Because there are different coaches, they play a different type of football but the intensity is the same at Liverpool as it was at Bayern Munich.

“To compare teams is very difficult.”

While the 27-year-old has not been able to cement a starting berth with Liverpool’s dangerous front three, despite starting and scoring on Sunday against Fulham, he believes this current team is of a similar quality.

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Kasper Schmeichel Admis Emotions Are Still Raw Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s Death

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Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel admits “emotions are still very raw” as he returns to Cardiff – where Leicester City won their first match after their owner’s death – with Denmark.

Kasper Schmeichel was in tears as his side won 1-0 in the Welsh capital just a week after the helicopter crash which claimed the lives of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others outside the King Power Stadium.

The Leicester City captain witnessed the tragic event, and has been at the forefront of all tributes to the immensely popular chairman.

Wales manager Ryan Giggs has come out to praise Schmeichel’s conduct and class, however the 32-year-old has admitted himself that emotions are still raw.

“The emotion is still raw, we’re still in the memory of it,” he told ‘Sky Sports News’ ahead of that match.

“In the end we had a good experience in Cardiff because we won, I chose to leave here with positive feelings,” he added.

“That’s testament to the family that Vichai built, the way he led the club, the visions and dreams he had, the way he got everyone together and on board,” Schmeichel said.

“In football players chop and change a lot, I think Leicester is a club where players want to stay.

“You can see that by the players we have now extending contracts long term.

“Everyone has bought into his vision and ideas, now it’s up to us to help his son and family carry on his vision, his ambitions and dreams.

“That’s a responsibility we have to take now.”

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BREAKING: Joe Cole Retires From Football At 37

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Joe Cole Retires From Football At 37

Former West Ham, Chelsea and Liverpool star Joe Cole has announced his retirement from professional football with an emotional statement issued on Tuesday morning.

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Cole, who turned 37 last week, now wishes to pursue a career as a coach, after making 716 professional appearances, scoring 104 goals for seven clubs, and completed his career with Tampa Bay Rowdies in the United Soccer League.

He said: “After 20 years as a professional, the time has come for me to hang up my boots. 716 professional games, 104 goals, for seven great clubs – West Ham, Chelsea, Liverpool, Lille, Aston Villa, Coventry City and the Tampa Bay Rowdies – as well the honour of playing for England. It has been a dream come true. All of it.

“Looking to the future, I want to stay involved in the game.

“I feel I can offer a lot as a coach and have really enjoyed the opportunity to undertake some of these duties with the Rowdies.

“To lend my experience to help other young footballers achieve their dreams, just like I did, is a big passion of mine.”

He made 56 England appearances and appeared in three World Cup tournaments after making his debut aged 19 following an impressive start to his career at West Ham.

Cole joined West Ham at the age of eight and made 187 appearances, scoring 18 goals, in two spells, from 1998 to 2003 and 2013-14.

He made his debut as a 17-year-old in January 1999, graduating to become captain, leaving for Chelsea only after the Hammers’ relegation from the Premier League.

Cole won every domestic honour during his time at Chelsea, contributing to the Blues’ first championship in 50 years in 2004-05 under Jose Mourinho.

European success proved elusive as Cole was in the Chelsea side beaten by Manchester United on penalties in the 2008 Champions League final in Moscow.

Details later..

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