Here’s How Sanwo-Olu Plans To Tackle Lagos Traffic Gridlock Within 6 Months

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Sanwo-Olu Reveals How He Intends To Tackle Lagos Traffic Gridlock Within Six Months

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has explained how he intends to tackle problems with respect to traffic jam in the state if elected in 2019.

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Babajide Sanwo-Olu,

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Speaking with online editors, the governorship candidate said he intends to reduce gridlock in most parts of the city within six months.

His words:  “We have traffic problem all over the world. We have traffic in New York, we have traffic in the city of London, so you also have in the city of Lagos.”

“Part of the ways through which we’ll solve this problem is to identify areas where there are gridlocks and areas we can do what we call quick fixes. We’ll bring about innovations through creative thinking.”

“There are areas where we have four lanes blocked but you have the other four lanes empty. Why can’t we think of a solution whereby, in the morning or whenever it is that this is blocked, let’s create two additional lanes from these four lanes that are empty?”

“All we need to do is look at – how do we solve the issues around enforcement and management of it: where are the entry and exit points? Make this one six lanes in the morning when you are going, the other one two lanes and in the evening you do a reverse.”

“You can solve some of these things without needing to build all of the things that are going to take you one or two years to build. It is the model that we use in some of the toll plazas. It’s going to take a lot of patience and enforcement.”

“Not that it will solve all the traffic problems but we can design quick wins… Tomorrow I’ll be in a meeting with some gentlemen who have identified all the major gridlocks in Lagos. We are going to discuss the kinds of intervention that we’ll have and also consider quick wins high on impacts in our view and we’ll push it within our first six months.”

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Chinese Super League To Introduce Salary Limit For Football Players In 2019

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A salary limit will be introduced in the Chinese Super League (CSL) as of next season as the league continues to tighten its financial regulations.

The CSL has gained a reputation for big spending in recent years, having successfully lured a host of top players away from European sides.

However, the Chinese Football Association has been implementing reforms to prevent such lavish spending, with state news agency ‘Xinhua’ claiming that retrictions will now be introduced on cash injections for clubs, player bonuses, transfer fees and salaries.

The likes of Oscar, Ramires, Hulk, Paulinho and Graziano Pelle all currently play in China, whilst Axel Witsel and Carlos Tevez are among the other big names to have passed through the CSL in recent years.

Those signings may now be a thing sof the past, though, with the latest wage restrictions coming off the back of previous reforms that saw heavy taxes placed on transfer fees exceeding 45m yuan (£5.07m) for foreign players and 20m yuan (£2.25m) for Chinese players.

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Usain Bolt Set For Shock Move To Diego Maradona’s Mexican Club Dorados

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Usain Bolt’s dream of becoming a professional footballer took a major blow earlier this month when he failed to agree terms over a permanent contract with Australian side Central Coast Mariners.

The A-League club wanted to sign Bolt following his eight-week trial, in which he scored two goals during his final appearance against second-tier outfit Macarthur South West United in October.

However, Central Coast Mariners were unable to secure a “commercial solution” to keep the Olympic legend at the club.

Bolt reportedly wanted a contract worth $3 million a year, which was way below the Mariners’ initial $150,000 annual salary offer. A deal hinged on a contribution from a “third party” – but, despite meetings with “several promising potential partners”, no deal was reached.

Bolt, who turned 32 in August, admitted the experience taught him that making it as a professional footballer was a “little bit harder” than he expected, but pledged not to give up on his post-sprinting career ambition.

Diego Maradona has now offered the Jamaican a lifeline.

Acc to the Mirror , Usain Bolt is in talks over an unexpected move to Mexican second division club Dorados, who are managed by Maradona.

Maradona reportedly wants to add Bolt to his ranks after the pair played alongside each other during a charity friendly match in Switzerland earlier this year.

El Diego, regarded by some people as the greatest footballer of all time, has started talking to sponsors in the hope of finding a way to cover Bolt’s wages.

The report adds that Maradona wants Bolt to ‘spearhead his team’s attack next season’ if Dorados can secure promotion to Liga MX.

Dorados are currently in the second division play-offs and will face Juarez in the semi-final first leg on Wednesday night.

Bolt will no doubt be keeping a close eye on the action.

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Luka Modric Doesn’t Deserve To Win The Ballon d’Or – Edinson Cavani

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Edinson Cavani believes Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric does not deserve to win the Ballon d’Or.

Modric is seen as the frontrunner for the award in what is expected to be the first year since 2007 that either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo will not claim the prize.

Luka Modric played a key role in their third successive Champions League triumph and starred as Croatia reached the final of the World Cup, where they were beaten 4-2 by France.

His exploits saw Modric win the FIFA Best Men’s Player award, but Paris Saint-Germain and Uruguay striker Cavani believes Madrid defender Raphael Varane, Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann and his PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe are all more deserving of the Ballon d’Or after inspiring ‘Les Bleus’ to glory in Russia.

“Varane may well be there, Griezmann, Mbappe… I think a Frenchman should win, there are other players who could, but it should be a Frenchman, they have won the World Cup,” Cavani told ‘RMC’.

“Modric has had a great season, but his team-mate Varane won the Champions League and the World Cup, Modric was a finalist and had a great campaign, but Varane deserves it more.”

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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter Calls For His Successor Gianni Infantino To Be Investigated

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Ex FIFA president Sepp Blatter called for an investigation into his successor Gianni Infantino, after Switzerland’s Attorney General admitted meeting the current boss of world football’s governing body.

The Swiss attorney general, Michael Lauber, told journalists earlier on Wednesday that his meetings with current FIFA boss Infantino were “normal and regular, especially in complex cases”.

The Football Leaks website alleges that Gianni Infantino offered favours to a senior Swiss prosecutor, Rinaldo Arnold, in a bid to foster a relationship with Lauber, possibly to obtain privileged information about the FIFA probe.

Lauber added that his office was disclosing the meetings for the sake of “transparency”.

According to Football Leaks, the informal meetings occurred in the spring of 2016, a few months after Infantino took charge of FIFA and vowed to restore its credibility, which had been shaken by the corruption-plagued 17-year leadership of Blatter.

The body that oversees Lauber’s office, known as the AS-MPC, told AFP on Wednesday that while Lauber was not under investigation, it was examining the propriety of the meetings between Infantino and the attorney general.

Blatter reacted to Wednesday’s news by telling AFP: “The FIFA Ethics Committee… must do something and open an investigation into Mr Infantino.

“Where is the transparency preached by Mr Infantino during his election? He should report himself to the Ethics Committee to show that he is transparent.”

Blatter added: “Infantino met Mr Lauber several times, whereas I have been questioned by him just once since a procedure against me was opened in September 2015.”

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Maltina Unveils 1000 Smiles Campaign To The World – In Partnership With Noble Igwe

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Maltina Unveils 1000 Smiles Campaign To The World – In Partnership With Noble Igwe

Nigeria’s number one family nourishing drink, Maltina has partnered with Noble Igwe to capture 1,000 genuine smiles all across Nigeria. The idea is premised on how a smile can change the world.

The initiative Tagged “1000 smiles with Noble, sees Noble Igwe, a publicist and media practitioner capture smiles of everyday Nigerians.

Maltina Unveils 1000 Smiles Campaign To The World – In Partnership With Noble IgweA smile, is easy, free and is known to solve problems. In line with the brand’s essence to share happiness, Maltina through Noble Igwe, will be giving out MALTINA Cans to people all across Nigeria as he documents their smiles.

The 1000 smiles campaign will see both Maltina and Noble Igwe production team gathering content via taking photographs and recording of videos of people giving reasons to smile and stay happy.

This campaign promises to be interesting, fun-filled and adventurous for all involved.

Maltina, the biggest and number one family nourishing malt drink, specially made from natural ingredients to give the complete richness.

Maltina is fortified with Vitamins and Calcium for healthy families which makes it remains the category leader with its innovations and message to share happiness.

Nigerian Breweries Plc.  is Nigeria’s foremost brewery in Nigeria with over 15 brands meeting Nigerians needs. Maltina, one of its Nourishing Malt drink is aimed at bringing smiles to Nigerians.

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Daniel Sturridge Requires More Time To Respond To FA Charge On Betting Misconduct

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has asked for more time to respond to a betting breach charge from the FA.

Sturridge was originally given until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge regarding the breach of player betting regulations.

Yet, after stressing to his club that he “categorically has never gambled on football”, Sturiddge has asked for more time to formulate his response.

According to ‘Sky Sports News’, part of the inquiry into Sturridge’s rule breach is focused on a family member placing a £10,000 bet on him moving to Inter Milan a few years ago.

The England international would instead move to West Brom on loan for the remainder of that season, before returning to parent club Liverpool the following summer.

The charge handed to Sturrdige relates to Rule E8(1)(a)(ii) and Rule E8(1)(b) which he has be alleged to have broken during January 2018.

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

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Chelsea are going to reject any bids to sign defender Andreas Christensen on loan or on a permanent basis in the January transfer window.
Jose Mourinho could make it third time lucky in his long-standing pursuit of Ivan Perisic. Manchester United have been put on alert after claims Inter Milan are ready to cash in on the Croatia winger.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Rabbi Matondo is hoping his Wales debut can help him make the breakthrough at Manchester City.

LIVERPOOL ECHO
John Heitinga has described some of David Moyes’ policies as “amateur” but insists Everton was his best time as a professional while hailing the atmosphere in the Goodison Park tunnel as “pure intimidation” for opposition sides.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE
Achraf Lazaar has indicated he is ready and waiting for a first team call up from Rafa Benitez.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL
Aston Villa’s Mitch Clark has been making a name for himself at Port Vale during his season-long loan. But Valiants boss Neil Aspin is worried he might not be able to hold onto the teenage defender for the entire campaign.

EXPRESS & STAR
Nuno Espirito Santo has a striker ‘conundrum’ as he searches for Wolves’ magic formula in front of goal, ex-player Don Goodman believes.

WATFORD OBSERVER
Adalberto Penaranda is still awaiting confirmation of a work permit despite reports in his native Venezuela claiming he has been granted the required paperwork to play for Watford.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO
Eddie Howe says a clone army of Marc Pughs would be every manager’s dream.

LEICESTER MERCURY
Leicester City must bring back a level of normality if they are to fulfil the visions of late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Claude Puel believes.

HUDDERSFIELD EXAMINER
A civil engineering firm has been appointed to the team looking to deliver a new £20 million state-of-the-art training complex for Huddersfield Town.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH
Steven Defour admits he could end his career with Burnley.

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Nicklas Bendtner To Serve 50 Days Jail Sentence Over Taxi Driver Assault After Abandoning His Appeal

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Nicklas Bendtner has dropped his appeal against a 50-day prison sentence, the state prosecutor of Copenhagen announced on Wednesday.

“The footballer is withdrawing his appeal. The public prosecutor of Copenhagen believes that there is not sufficient reason to maintain his appeal. The verdict therefore enters into force,” tweeted the prosecution.

Bendtner was found guilty earlier this month of assaulting a taxi driver, the victim reportedly suffering a broken jaw.

The player claimed he was acting in self-defence.

“Nicklas does not agree with the decision of the court but decided to put the case behind him and focus on his club and his family,” his lawyer Anders Nemeth told Danish news agency ‘Ritzau’.

It was not immediately clear if, or when, the striker would serve his time in prison. In Denmark, someone sentenced to less than six months may be placed under electronic surveillance.

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Samir Nasri Now Training With West Ham As He Seeks To Return To Football After Doping Ban

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Samir Nasri is training with Premier League club West Ham as he prepares to return from a doping ban.

Samir Nasri was originally banned for six months after he received a drip treatment at a Los Angeles clinic in 2016 while on loan at Sevilla, which UEFA said contravened rules laid down by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

An appeal against the initial sanction by UEFA’s ethics and disciplinary inspector resulted in an extended suspension in August, which was backdated to July 1 2017, meaning he was unable to train with a professional club until the start of November.

West Ham had long been linked as a potential destination for Nasri upon the end of his ban given the presence of Manuel Pellegrini, whom he played for at City.

Omnisport understands Nasri first linked up with the Hammers on November 15 as he builds up his fitness in order to return to action at the start of January.

Nasri last played in a competition match on November 26 last year, turning out for Turkish club Antalyaspor in a 1-0 defeat to Fenerbahce.

The 31-year-old is reportedly trying to prove his fitness in an attempt to earn a six-month deal worth £80,000 per week.

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Original Certificate Of Ex-LASU Student Found At Epe ‘Suya’ Spot

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Original Certificate Of Ex-LASU Student Found At Epe ‘Suya’ Spot

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), has said that the original certificate belonging to one Abisoye Azeez Oluwaseun, a graduate of the Lagos State University (LASU), has been found in Epe local government area of the state.

According to a post shared on Tuesday, November 20, on its Twitter page, the certificate was “almost being used to wrap ‘suya’ in Epe”.

The certificate showed that Abisoye graduated with a Second Class (Upper Division) degree in Chemical and Polymer Engineering in 2008.

“This original certificate was found in a suya spot and was almost being used to wrap suya in Epe. If you know anybody bearing Abisoye Azeez Oluwaseun, please contact us. Thank you, Lagos,” LASTMA wrote.

The discovery is coming at a time when the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) commenced an indefinite strike across the country.

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The union took the decision due to the poor funding of universities in the country, among others.

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Mauro Icardi Hoping Lionel Messi Will Play For Argentina Again

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Mauro Icardi is hopeful Lionel Messi will play for Argentina again ahead of next year’s Copa America.

Lionel Messi has not played for Argentina since their last-16 exit from the World Cup at the hands of eventual winners France and his international future remains unclear.

They have lost just one of those six matches under the stewardship of interim coach Lionel Scaloni, with Icardi on the scoresheet for the first time as Argentina claimed a second successive 2-0 win over Mexico on Tuesday.

Asked about Messi after the game, Icardi told TyC Sports: “He’s the best player in the world and we all hope he comes back with us, especially with the Copa America coming up.”

The Inter striker also hailed the team spirit under Scaloni, who does not expect his impressive results to earn him the role on a full-time basis.

“I’d lacked a goal, I was waiting for it and now I’m happy,” Icardi added. “It’s not easy to go without scoring. It creates a lot of chatter, but now I hope to keep going like this.

“We’re a really great group, we can grow a lot and we’re happy with the work of Leo [Scaloni], Walter [Samuel] and Pablo [Aimar].

“Of course, it’ll be the federation which decides their future but I can say that right now, there’s an atmosphere in the national team like never before

“Now we all feel comfortable and something very important is being built. I’d worked under the previous management, but I’ve never seen the friendship and union that exists between us now.”

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Buhari Appoints Musa Abaji As Nigeria’s New Supreme Court Justice

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Buhari Appoints Musa Abaji As New Justice Of Nigeria’s Supreme Court

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, November 21, announced the appointment of Justice Musa Abaji as a new Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki made this known while reading letters from President Buhari during plenary.

In one of the letters, the President said the appointment of Justice Abaji was according to the advice of the National Judicial Council.

“In line with the1999 constitution upon the advice of the National Judicial Council, I hereby refer for confirmation the appointment of Justice Musa Abaji as the Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

“While hoping that this is expeditiously considered by the Senate, accept the assurances of my highest regard,” the letter read.

In another letter, the president declined assent to the Institute of Chartered Biochemist and Molecular Biology of Nigeria Bill 2018.

He said his decision to withhold assent to the bill was because, if passed, the bill will infringe on the mandate of the National University Commission and the National Board for Technology Education.

He also said there are drafting issues on the bill.

“Pursuant of section 68(4) of the constitution, I hereby convey to the senate the decision on the 5th November 2018 to decline presidential assent to the Institute of Chartered Biochemist and Molecular Biology of Nigeria bill 2018 recently passed by the National Assembly for the following reasons;

“A. The provisions of section 13(3) to give the chartered biochemist and molecular biology power to approve academic program and even close down programs in tertiary institutions will infringe on our mandate of the National University Commission and the National Board for Technology Education.

“B. There are certain drafting and administrative issues in the bill, including the failure in section 13(8), 14 and 22(2) to designate a chairman for both the practice and publicity committee and or specific process for how a chairman should emerge for either of the education, practice and publicity committees.

“This can lead to confusion in the administration of the council,” said Buhari in his letter.

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WATCH: The 2018 Zenith Bank Christmas Light Up Ceremony

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Zenith Bank has been beautifying the Ajose Adeogun stretch (also popularly referred to as Zenith Road) surpassing each year with more grand design than the previous.

It has become a celebratory spot for adults and kids to enjoy one of the most celebrated holidays in the world.

This year 2018 has been no different with the Zenith Bank Christmas Light Up ceremony.

The event took place on Saturday, 17th of November 2018.

Enjoy highlights of the Zenith Bank Christmas Light Up below if you missed it

Also, watch this space for the Zenith Bank Light Up Ceremony giveaway.

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Nicki Minaj Announces New Collabo With Lil Wayne – Release Date

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Nicki Minaj Announces New Collabo With Lil Wayne – Release Date

Young Money’s Nicki Minaj has announced that she will release a new remix for her Queen album cut “Good Form” a week from Thanksgiving.

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The singer took to her social media page on Tuesday, to announce plans to team up with Lil Wayne for the Mike WiLL Made-It-produced “Good Form” remix, which is set to be released on November 29.

“#GoodForm ft. Lil Wayne 11|29,” she wrote in confirmation of the date on Twitter.

The New York native released Queen back in August.

Bear in mind that in Septemeber, the rapper spoke about her next big project – motherhood – as she revealed that she is ‘closer than people think’ to marriage and having a baby.

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The 35-year-old rapper, who was at the centre of speculation she might have struck up a romance with F1 star, Lewis Hamilton, 33, made this known when she spoke with Wonderland Magazine.

“I’ve got to get married first then I’ll have a child. I might be closer than people think actually, I love children. I’m not going to put that off for much longer.”

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WATCH: Pusha T Accuses Drake Of Paying Fans To Attack Him On Stage

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Pusha T Accuses Drake Of Paying Fans To Attack Him On Stage

Pusha T is accusing his fellow rapper Drake of paying some fans to throw beer and water at him while on stage on Tuesday night at the Danforth Music Hall embarking on his Daytona tour.

Pusha was performing at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall on November 20, when his set was interrupted by what appeared to be fans storming the stage.

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It is understood that a group of instigators began to throw beer and water at him as he performed.

Toronto is, of course, the hometown of his lyrical rival Drake, whom he spent a sizable portion of the summer goading with songs like “Infrared” and “The Story Of Adidon.”

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The rapper briefly left the stage before returning to perform ‘Infrared’, a track which takes aim at Drake.

Footages shared on social media by some of the concert goers captured Pusha T’s security team beating the stage rushers until they were forced to retreat.

 It appeared that they were trying to reach Pusha, who retreated backstage.

Later in the set, Pusha told the crowd that he believed Drake had “paid” attendees to throw beer at him.

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Daily Roundup: Latest Football News Content Across Europe

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Spain

Real Madrid are targeting Manchester City midfielder Brahim Diaz. The 19-year-old’s contract at the Etihad expires next summer and the Champions League holders are trying to persuade him not to renew. Madrid have also expressed interest in Manchester United’s Anthony Martial and Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen. (AS)

Paris Saint-Germain contract rebel Adrien Rabiot has informed Barcelona of his wish to sign for them. The in-demand Frenchman has also attracted interest from clubs in the Premier League and, despite having featured prominently under Thomas Tuchel at PSG, the 23-year-old still has no desire to sign a new contract at the Parc des Princes. (Mundo Deportivo)

Determined to bolster their attacking options, Real Madrid are considering a move for either Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Radamel Falcao. Ibrahimovic, 37, has scored 22 times in 25 games for LA Galaxy and has also been strongly linked with a return to AC Milan. Falcao, who spent two seasons at Real’s rivals Atletico, wants to leave Monaco, who are struggling in Ligue 1. (Sport)

Bundesliga top-scorer Luka Jovic has emerged as a Barcelona transfer target. The Serb, who has struck nine times in as many games for Eintracht Frankfurt on loan from Benfica this term, has also attracted interest from Bayern Munich, which would see him reunite with Niko Kovac. The Bosnian-born striker, 20, has impressed Barca with his performances and they make an approach next year. (Mundo Deportivo)

Italy

Juventus pair Mario Mandzukic and Alex Sandro could leave the Italian champions at the end of the season. The Croatian striker may be available for around £25m while Sandro, who has been linked with PSG and Manchester United, would cost around double that. The Brazilian full-back recently declared his intention of playing in the Premier League. (Tuttosport)

Although Real Madrid have shown an interest, Ibrahimovic is set to rejoin AC Milan on a short-term deal. The Swede will earn £1.7m-a-year with the Rossoneri hoping his experience in front of goal can be key in their push to qualify for the Champions League. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

The final three for this year’s Ballon d’Or is set to be Kylian Mbappe, Luka Modric and Raphael Varane, meaning there will be no place on the podium for Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. (Corriere dello Sport)

Inter Milan are leading the race for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The Serbia international, who has been heavily linked with Manchester United and Juventus, may cost around £100m but, with Giuseppe Marotta set to take over as the Nerazzurri’s CEO, the club’s transfer plans are highly ambitious. (Tuttosport)

AC Milan are interested in signing Barcelona misfit Arturo Vidal. The Chilean joined the Catalan giants from Bayern Munich in the summer but has struggled to make an impression and favours a return to Italy. Injury-hit Milan are keen for reinforcements and are confident they can secure Vidal in a cut-price deal. (Tuttosport)

France

Neymar has told fans that the injury he picked up playing for Brazil is not serious. The PSG forward sustained a knock in Brazil’s 1-0 friendly win over Cameroon on Tuesday night, but he should be fit to face Toulouse on Saturday. (L’Equipe)

Germany

Former goalkeeper Oliver Kahn is set to join the Bayern Munich board of directors. (Sport Bild)

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl is attracting interest from Arsenal and PSG. The 23-year-old Germany international has struggled for regular starts under Lucien Favre at table-topping Dortmund. (Sport Bild)

RB Leipzig are braced for a bid from Dortmund for striker Timo Werner. The Germany international, who has previously been linked to Liverpool, has impressed this season with eight goals in 13 games. (Sport Bild)

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Army Reacts As Soldiers Kill 74 Cows In Kaduna

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Army Reacts As Soldiers Kill 74 Cows In Kaduna

Nigerian soldiers deployed to Kaduna state were reported to have killed 74 cows at a Fulani camp at Riyawa village in Sabon Birni, Igabi Local Government Area of the State.

Daily Trust quoted a resident, Sanusi Bara, as saying on Monday that:

“On 17th November, 2018 at about 6:00am soldiers stormed a Fulani camp at Riyawa Sabon Birni area of Kaduna and killed about 74 cows. They also burnt down three houses and some crops that were harvested.”

“The soldiers came with one Hilux and a Tata lorry all armed with sophisticated rifles and a machine gun.”

Reacting to this, the Acting Director, Defence Information, Brigadier-General John Agim, in a press briefing on Monday, said the Riyawa area had been notorious as a den of bandits, cattle rustlers and kidnappers

He said: “Let me also address a recent allegation of killing 74 cows belonging to Fulani’s at Riyawa in Sabon Birni area. The Riyawa general area has been notorious as a den of bandits, cattle rustlers and kidnappers. Severally, troops had encounters with the bandits who use the difficult terrain and knowledge of the ground to escape. On 17 November 2018, based on intelligence, troops conducted a raid on bandit’s camps in the area. The bandits were alerted by their dogs.”

He said the army had observed that bandits used cows as a shield to escape while firing at troops saying “This was the case on 17 November 2018 which was not a deliberate act by the troops to kill the cows.”

“Gentlemen of the Press, our troops were recently deployed to restore and maintain peace in the recent Kaduna crisis, the proactive deployment, was applauded for its critical impact on preventing spread of crisis beyond Kaduna State. It is equally important to state that, as part of 1 Division’s Community Engagement Programmes (CEP) during Operation 777, medical outreach programme was carried out in Sayen Lemu Village in Zaria LGA. Worthy to mention also is the renovation of 2 blocks of class rooms recently in Sayen Lemu Village. As part of the CEP also, the troops in Kidandan area of Giwa LGA, Kaduna State now escort farmers to enable them harvest their crops. This is coming in the aftermath of recent bandits attacking and killing farmers in their farms in the general area.”

 

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(WATCH): Eminem Releases New “Kamikaze” Merch Line – In Time For Black Friday

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Eminem Announces Release Of New “Kamikaze” Merch Line – In Time For Black Friday

In continuation to the promotion of his tenth studio album, Eminem has announced a new merch line to tie in with the recent release of his album ‘Kamikaze’.

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The Grammy-winning rapper seems to want to cash in on the Black Friday shopping sprees after announcing that a special edition version of his recently released Kamikaze album drops about 30 hours from now.

The hip-hop star took to his social media pages to break the news to fans revealing exclusive merch inspired by the LP will become available.

The collection — dubbed “Kamikaze Night Combat” — will be available on Thursday (November 22) at 9 p.m. ET.

#KAMIKAZE NIGHT COMBAT – REPORT FOR DUTY THURSDAY AT 21:00,” he wrote alongside a video clip.

In the caption, Slim Shady shared a link directing people to the Eminem merch store where they can sign up for “First Access” emails.

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The only picture on the website shows a military style hoodie and a black, long sleeve t-shirt.

Last month, Em’s Kamikaze album reached platinum status.

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WAEC Reveals When 2018 GCE Results Will Be Out

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WAEC Reveals When 2018 GCE Results Will Be Out

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has said that the results of the 2018 August/September edition of the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) popularly called GCE will be out next week.

WAEC Introduces New Rule That Allows Registration Of Candidates 24 Hours Before Exams

The exam council made this known on its Twitter page when some users of the social media platform enquired about when the results would be released.

Meanwhile, the Head of the Nigeria’s National Office of the WAEC, Mr Olu I. Adenipekun  has said that the number of candidates who registered for this year’s examinations was far lower compared to previous years.

According to him, “a total of 112,567 registered for the Examinations in Nigeria, out of which 109,902 candidates sat the examination. But only 138 with special needs registered and their peculiar situations were taken into consideration.”

“Out of the total number of candidates that sat the examination 107, 749 candidates representing 98.04 per cent have their results fully processed and released.”

”Only 2,153 candidates representing 1.96 per cent have a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination.“

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Mr Eazi Launches New Initiative ’emPawa’- Aimed At Aiding Emerging Talent Within Africa To Help Kick Start Their Careers

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Following the release of Mr Eazi’s highly anticipated mixtape ‘Life Is Eazi – Vol.2: Lagos To London’ the Afropop star is set to launch emPawa – a new initiative set up with the goal of finding Africa’s next batch of superstars.

The mission is simple; to uncover independent, emerging, talented artistes and to provide them with the resources and exposure to launch their own careers.

By partnering with iconic figures in the music industry, Eazi intends to equip the artistes with the tools, in-depth industry knowledge, network, and funds necessary for them to not only achieve their full potential but to also sustain the independence they need to become music entrepreneurs. emPawa is inspired by tech accelerators like 88mph.ac and 440.ng, which Eazi participated in back in 2014.

Mr. Eazi comments on the programme: “All it took for me to start my career was a video that cost me $1000; a career that has allowed me to tour the world, own a business and employ over 100 people. I have funded four videos for artistes in the past two years, thereby creating immense opportunities for them. One of those artistes was recently nominated for a BET award, so this is ultimately the real motivation behind this cause – providing opportunities for emerging artistes as well as mentoring them to have the knowledge to become music entrepreneurs like myself”

How it works:-

Candidates will be encouraged to submit their work for consideration and evaluation by Eazi and industry experts via Instagram. The deadline for submissions is Saturday 15th December 2018, after which Mr. Eazi will pick 100 artistes who will each receive a grant of $3000US. This funding will be used to produce 100 music videos with a production crew across Africa.

10 of the 100 finalists will be selected to fly to South Africa with Mr. Eazi to partake in a 3-week incubator programme and mentored by popstar Raye and renowned producer Diplo, amongst other key names within the industry. Candidates will also have the opportunity to record their song in a state-of-the-art recording studio and will shoot their videos with a professional film crew.  From these 10 finalists, Mr. Eazi will choose a select few to perform at ‘Ghana Party in the Park’ in London next year, alongside Eazi and other superstars.

This initiative comes from the strong belief that there is wealth in undiscovered talent. The idea is that with the right collaboration, investment, and experience a handful of artistes will have the opportunity to gain exposure and guidance to break into the music industry.

The emPawa initiative launched in Nairobi and Kampala on the 14th and 15th of November, respectively, in Dar es Salaam on the 16th of November, Accra on November 19th, and Lagos on the 20th of November. In the near future, Eazi aims to open this programme to candidates across the UK and the US as well.

There is no ONE winner here, many artistes stand the chance to gain something positive from this experience and Eazi is excited to see which talents are about to take the world by storm!

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Nigeria Football Federation And Nike Sign New Improved Four Your Contract

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Nigeria have renewed their partnership with global sportswear manufacture Nike for the next four years, with an option for another four.
This new contract was announced by NFF President Amaju Pinnick on Tuesday.
“This four plus four deal is the best any African country has ever had with Nike,” Pinnick told the media, without going into figures but adding: “I can say it is about hundred percent better than anything else.”
Shehu Dikko, the NFF’s Vice President and head of marketing, said that the new deal was a massive improvement on the previous one, and included the women’s and youth teams as well.
“To start with, this new contract now encompasses not just supply of kit, but also base compensation, which was missing from the last contract,” Dikko began.
“There are increased performance bonuses, and increased percentage royalties from sales of merchandise.
“There is also specific provision made for the women’s team and the junior teams that was missing from the last contract.
“And to avoid the situation we had recently with clearing our products at the port which led to our women’s team travelling without kit, Nike will now take the responsibility to deliver equipment door to door anywhere our teams are.
“This shows the trust Nike have in the NFF,” Dikko continued.Tina Salminen, Nike’s Regional Sports Marketing Director for Africa, expressed excitement at the new deal, with the previous one ending at the conclusion of the World Cup in July this year.
“We are very honoured and excited to continue this cooperation with the NFF,” Salminen said.
“I don’t think anybody had any idea how successful the Nigeria World Cup kit would be. It is the first football kit to ever win the London Design Award and we are very proud of that.”
Salminen added that the current strip will run until 2020, when a new design will be launched: “Before Olympics 2020, there will be a new design.
“The same designer who did the current kit will design the new one and he is already waiting to come up with something new and we at Nike cannot wait to see what he comes up with.”

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Martin O’Neill And Roy Keane Quit Republic of Ireland By Mutual Agreement

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The Republic of Ireland will now be in search for a new manager after parting company by mutual agreement with Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane.

The decision came after a meeting last night between the association chief executive John Delaney and manager O’Neill.

The FAI confirmed the board will meet ‘promptly’ to discuss the process of recruiting a new manager. Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny, former Republic boss Mick McCarthy and Steve Bruce have all been mentioned as potential siuccessors.

Coaches Steve Guppy and Seamus McDonagh have also left, with Steve Walford resigning his position previously.

O’Neill has spent the last five years in charge of Ireland along with his assistant manager Roy Keane, but endured a torrid 2018, as Ireland were relegated from the Nations League B without winning a game, and managed just one win in eleven games.

In a statement to confirm the decision, Delaney thanked O’Neill, Keane and the rest of the backroom team for their “impact” on the Ireland team.

“There have been many highlights during Martin’s reign – none more so than Euro 2016 in France, which will live long in the memory of all Irish supporters.

“Martin did a great job guiding the team out of a difficult qualifying group – where we beat world champions Germany along the way – to reach Euro 2016 and advance to the Last-16 following a historic victory over Italy in Lille.

He wished the departing management team the best in the future.

Also in the statement, FAI President Donal Conway said: “On behalf of the FAI Board, I would like to thank Martin, Roy, and the management team for their work with the Republic of Ireland team over the last five years.

“Martin ensured that we enjoyed some great nights in the Aviva Stadium and on the road in Lille, Vienna, and Cardiff, which were fantastic high points for Irish football.”

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Brazil Doctor Confirms Neymar’s Injury Isn’t Too Serious

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Brazil doctor Rodrigo Lasmar has revealed that Neymar did not suffer a serious injury against Cameroon

Neymar hobbled out of Brazil’s friendly win over Cameroon just after eight minute, causing his club concern on the same evening Kylian Mbappe suffered a shoulder blow.

Yet Lasmar offered a positive initial assessment, stating that Neymar would go for a scan before any firm evaluation was given but remaining confident it would not provide a major setback.

“[Neymar] was complaining of discomfort in the right groin area,” Lasmar told SporTV. “He left the pitch, was evaluated and started treatment in the dressing room.

“It will take a little more time for a better evaluation, with an MRI, but it does not appear to be a serious injury. It’s important to wait a little longer, 24 hours, to see how it evolves.”

PSG face Liverpool in a huge Champions League group-stage tie next Wednesday.

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Didier Deschamps Praises Antoine Griezmann’s ‘Amazing Spirit’ For Letting Olivier Giroud Take Penalty Vs Uruguay

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France coach Didier Deschamps praised Antoine Griezmann after he let Olivier Giroud take his team’s penalty against Uruguay on Tuesday nigj.

Olivier Giroud converted a 52nd-minute penalty to give the World Cup champions a 1-0 friendly win at the Stade de France.

That the Chelsea striker took the spot-kick was a surprise and Deschamps lauded Griezmann for the gesture.

“Antoine is, I was about to say too kind, but not here. He has such amazing team spirit, it’s exceptional,” Deschamps told a news conference.

“He is always working for the team, and even in a difficult game like on Friday against Netherlands, he tried so hard, he gave all he could.

“We had a situation where he wanted to help Olivier. This gesture shows the wonderful spirit and the sense of teamwork we have at the moment within the group.”

Giroud has struggled for Chelsea this season.

The 32-year-old has scored just once in 12 games, including not yet netting in nine Premier League matches

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