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Europa League: Hostility awaits Man Utd in Russia

Russia

Manchester United fans face the daunting prospect of meeting violent hooligans that target English fans, should they travel to Russia to see the Rostov game in the Europa League. Reports have it that the Russia’s Hooligan Army (fans) in Rostov-on-Don always brag about confrontation as a way of life. It is on record that Russian fans deliberately targeted fans from ...

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Mancini, others favoured to replace Ranieri

Roberto Mancini

It is no longer news that Leicester City Football Club of England has parted ways with its manager, Claudio Ranieri. It happened on the night of Thursday, February 23 2017, some nine months after leading the team to the Premier League title. Appointed City manager in July 2015, Ranieri led the Foxes to the greatest triumph in the club’s 133-year history ...

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Zlatan not a ‘spent force’ afterall

Zlatan lbrahimovic

When former Sweden captain, Zlatan lbrahimovic, signed the contract papers to lace his boots for Manchester United for this season, critics tagged him a “spent force”. At age 35, little did they know that the Swede has a fresh challenge of playing in England, which has kept his motivation high to reach a secret target in the English Premier League ...

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Nigeria embassy staffers monitor Indomitable Lions

Gernot Rohr-Nigeria

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, have been having sleepless nights immediately the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon became African Nations Cup champions. Nigeria, Cameroon, Zambia and Algeria are in the same World Cup African qualifying group. Although Nigeria is leading the group, the determinant factor appears to be the two-legged encounter between Nigeria and Cameroon ...

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Clubs jostle for players ahead summer window

Dele Alli

As the 2016/17 English Premier League season reaches the third-quarter stage, clubs have begun to engage themselves in a horse race, as they gun for players with an eye on next season’s campaign. Second place league table occupier, Manchester City, have beamed their searchlights on the sensational Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur, dangling a mouth-watering £89 million. The 20-year-old midfielder, ...

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Agencies propose corruption prevention strategies

Ms. Cristina Albertin

Worried by the endless looting of the nation’s commonwealth and the slow pace of recovery of such slouch as a result of legal encumbrances, anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) in Nigeria are devising preventives measures of discouraging opportunities, rationalisation and pressure that make corruption happen. Rising from a three-day Day National Workshop on Corruption Prevention for Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACAs), organised by the ...

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Nigeria, EU, UN partner to boost criminal justice response to terrorism

Boko Haram

Nigeria is said to be taking an important step in its fight against terrorism, by working to further refine and strengthen its strategy to prosecute, reintegrate, and rehabilitate former members of Boko Haram in compliance with international laws and standards. For this purpose, technical and high level consultations were held in Abuja from 13 to 15 December 2016, on “Considering ...

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19 Nigerians benefit from Shell academics research programme

Igo Weli Shell

A total of 19 academics from different universities in Nigeria have begun research attachments in several fields of study in the latest phase of the sabbatical and internship programme of The Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Limited (SPDC) Joint Venture, which was introduced in 1980. The eight professors and 11 research interns commenced their programmes in January 2017, seeking to ...

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Four managers eye Wenger’s job

arsene-wenger

If the news making its round is anything to go by, then Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, may not be in charge of the club next season. Some club supporters have been mounting pressure on the Gunners boss, calling on him to step down. Wenger has been in charge of the North London club for 21 years, but there is now ...

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NEITI commits to open government partnerships

Waziri Adio

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has identified Nigeria’s membership of Open Government Partnership as a timely platform to push for disclosure of beneficial owners of companies in the oil, gas and mining industries in the country. Executive Secretary of NEITI, Waziri Adio, stated this recently while addressing a Consultative Forum on Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Abuja. “Knowing ...

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