La Liga: Barcelona reveal captain ahead of 2018/2019 season

La Liga: Barcelona reveal captain ahead of 2018/2019 season

Barcelona have confirmed Argentina star, Lionel Messi as their new captain ahead of the 2018/2019 season. Messi, who was named Barcelona’s second captain in 2015, will now replace Barca’s former icon, Andres Iniesta in the role. Iniesta ended a career-long association with the La Liga champions at the end of the 2017-18 season, joining Japanese side, Vissel Kobe. The Spain midfield maestro appeared to have symbolically handed over the captain’s armband to Messi towards the…

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Transfer: Money spent by Premier League clubs on signing players this summer revealed

Transfer: Money spent by Premier League clubs on signing players this summer revealed

Deloitte sport business group has released figures regarding the amount spent on transfer of players in the Premier League this summer. The company said that summer transfer in the English topflight sparked a drop in spending for the first time since 2010. The figures released showed that top-flight clubs spent an estimated £1.23 billion before Thursday’s pre-season deadline – down £200 million from last summer’s window. According to Deloitte’s spokesperson, Tim Bridge, just 14 per…

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Transfer: Tottenham Hotspur makes big history as window closes

Transfer: Tottenham Hotspur makes big history as window closes

Tottenham Hotspur have become the first English Premier League (EPL) club that have not made any summer signing since the transfer window was introduced in 2003. Spurs were linked with a number of players throughout the window, but failed to sign any player after the window closed on Thursday night for EPL teams. Aston Villa midfielder, Jack Grealish was understood to be the primary target of Spurs’ manager, Mauricio Pochettino, but a cash injection into…

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Transfer: Why Manchester United failed to sign Varane from Real Madrid

Transfer: Why Manchester United failed to sign Varane from Real Madrid

The reason Manchester United was unable to sign Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane, has been revealed. Varane reportedly emerged as a £100million target for United during the summer transfer window which ended on Thursday night for Premier League teams. According to The Sun, the Red Devils were prepared to spend big on Varane but United’s hierarchy were allegedly against paying what they considered to be over the odds for any additions to manager, Jose Mourinho’s…

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OF DRIBBLERS AND THE DRIBBLED

OF DRIBBLERS AND THE DRIBBLED

Election is again knocking around. In the past few weeks, we have borne witness to the most galling manifestation of abject want of principle from the masters who straddle our national destiny. They have shown in unpretentious ways that it is not about the country. Every man of them is dashing, with unprincipled desperation, to where his bread would be buttered. It is, after all, a game of interest. These politicians are not betraying this…

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HMD Global, home of Nokia phones, presents Snake using Facebook’s new camera AR platform

HMD Global, home of Nokia phones, presents Snake using Facebook’s new camera AR platform

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, brings the classic snake game up to date with augmented reality. Snake Mask and Snake Real World filters bring the iconic game to a new generation of fans. The addictive premise of the game remains the same, but with a fun AR twist fans can now be the apple munching Snakes. Snake Mask utilises new Facebook AR technology to bring Snake to the widest audience possible. Snake at…

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We’ve deployed over 1,000 police operatives for Obudu bye-election – Cross River CP

We’ve deployed over 1,000 police operatives for Obudu bye-election – Cross River CP

The Police in Cross River State have deployed over 1,000 police men and women to Obudu local government area of the state to maintain peace and order during the August 11 2018 bye-election in the area. Four political parties, African Democratic Congress (ADC), All Progressives Congress (APC), Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are fielding candidates for the election. The bye-election came as a result of the vacancy created in the…

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N-Power blows hot over beneficiaries with extra job

N-Power blows hot over beneficiaries with extra job

Federal Government’s youth empowerment scheme, N-Power, on Friday, issued a stern warning to 2017 beneficiaries involved in sharp practices. The empowerment scheme in a tweet on its verified Twitter page urged those with extra jobs to resign or face a penalty. The scheme also instructed those who employed someone to attend their primary assignment to resign or face the consequences. The tweet read: “Dear 2017 Beneficiaries If you know you already have a job, resign…

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How vote buying can be discouraged – INEC

How vote buying can be discouraged – INEC

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, for Kogi State, Prof. James Apam on Thursday said in order to discourage vote buying, voters in the country should turn out en masse to cast their ballot. Apam made the call at a ‘Stakeholders Consultative Meeting on Vote-Buying/Selling and Election Violence’ in Lokoja ahead of Saturday’s bye-election in Kogi-Koton-Karfe/Lokoja Federal Constituency. While explaining the need for voters to turn-out en masse during elections, Apam said, “one thing that makes…

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Plateau 2019: Jang declares his senatorial seat ‘vacant, says he won’t run again’

Plateau 2019: Jang declares his senatorial seat ‘vacant, says he won’t run again’

The immediate past governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah Jang, has reportedly said that he would not be re-contesting for the Plateau North Senatorial District seat in 2019. The former governor, currently representing Plateau North, was reported as disclosing this at a meeting with Peoples Democratic Party, PDP stakeholders from the senatorial zone held at WAYE Foundation, Doi, Jos South Local Government Area, yesterday. He said that the Senate seat would be vacant for the…

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