Madrid lift Spanish Super Cup, beat Atletico on penalties

Sergio Ramos scored the decisive spot-kick as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 4-1 on penalties to win the Spanish Super Cup. The Real captain sent Jan Oblak the wrong way to secure the trophy after a goalless 120 minutes in Saudi Arabia. Saul Niguez and Thomas Partey missed their penalties for Atletico, reports the BBC. Real Madrid had ended the game with 10 men after Federico Valverde was sent off in extra time for fouling Alvaro Morata when he was clean through. The dramatic finale was at odds with what…

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How financial assistance request from Buhari daughter’s line landed man in trouble – Investigation

Emmanuel Onani, Abuja     Fresh facts have emerged on what actually triggered the arrest of a man found to be using a dormant phone line of Hanan, President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, by security operatives. Investigation by New Telegraph revealed that, contrary to what is in the public domain, the suspect, Mr. Okolie Ifediukwude Anthony, was arrested over alleged “criminal intent”. Highly-placed sources, who spoke in confidence with this paper, said Okolie’s arrest followed a formal complaint made to the Department of State Services (DSS), by one of the persons…

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Poll: Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of Iran, feel less safe after strike

In a week dominated by increased tension with Iran and speculation over when impeachment articles would be delivered to the U.S. Senate, a majority of Americans said they disapprove of President Trump’s handling of the situation with Iran and feel less safe, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll.   But when it comes to a key conflict at home, impeachment, attitudes are more mixed, with Americans split in their assessment of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s motivations for delaying the transmittal of the articles of impeachment. The poll, conducted by Ipsos in partnership…

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Kidnapping was all I wanted to do – Suspect

Daniel Atori Two suspected kidnappers have been arrested by the Niger State Police Command in connection with an attempt to kidnap one Jones Eze of Dawaki junction in the Suleja Local Government Area of the state. The suspects, Ahmad Adewale, 40 of Cotonou Benin Republic and Tijani Jamiu, 31 of Osun State, were said to have planned the abduction of their victim on December 4, but were apprehended after Eze reported the matter to the police. It was learnt that the suspects had placed an anonymous call to their victim…

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Ogun: Isiaka, ADC, PDP bigwigs to join APC Tuesday

Gboyega Isiaka

Kunle Olayeni, Abeokuta Three-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, will on Tuesday formally defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Isiaka, who was the governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 elections, will be received into the APC by Governor Dapo Abiodun. Some leading politicians in the ADC and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will also declare for the APC on same day. The Publicity Secretary, APC Caretaker Committee, Tunde Oladunjoye, who confirmed the defection in a statement on Sunday, said the event would…

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Edo Sports Festival gets Feb 10-16 date

A six-man committee has been put in place by the Edo State Government to prepare a road map for a successful outing of Team Edo during the forthcoming 20th National Sports Festival. The sports fiesta tagged ‘Edo 2020’ is scheduled to hold in different centers in the ancient city of Benin City, Edo State from March 20 to April 4, 2020. Edo State Deputy Governor and Chairman, Local Organising Committee, Edo 2020, Philip Shaibu charged the committee headed by Godwin Dudu-Orumen, Chairman, Edo State Sports Commission to immediately put machinery in motion…

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ATP Cup final: Djokovic leads serbia to victory over Nadal’s Spain

  Novak Djokovic inspired Serbia to victory in the inaugural ATP Cup team event in Sydney after defeating his long-term Spanish rival Rafael Nadal in singles on Sunday before playing a pivotal role in the deciding doubles match. With the final locked at 1-1, Djokovic partnered veteran Victor Troicki to beat Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta and Feliciano Lopez 6-3 6-4, triggering celebrations that would not be out of place at a Belgrade football match. The 16-time Grand Slam champion proved to be a calming influence throughout, especially after the Serbian…

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Hunters group wants SW Govs to organise parley for Amotekun personnel

Sola Adeyemo, Ibadan Following the inauguration of the joint security outfit of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed ‘Amotekun’, the Soludero Hunters’ Association has called on the South West governors to organise a parley where all the personnel eventually recruited would meet to get to know themselves. Speaking Sunday through its National President, Oba Nureni Ajijola Anabi, the hunters, who would be part of the active members of ‘Amotekun’, said the motive for setting up the outfit could be counter productive if the personnel do not know themselves. Also, Ajijola…

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Buhari’s exclusionist policies dividing Nigeria – PDP 

Obyekachi Eze, ABUJA The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said policies and statements of President Muhammadu Buhari are creating division among ethnic nationalities in the country. The party regretted that the president’s disregard to merit and federal character principle in appointments, execution of projects and programmes, are destroying Nigerian unity. In a statement Sunday by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP  accused President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of political witch-hunt and nepotism. According to the statement, President Buhari’s habitual reference to the sordid experience of the unfortunate Civil…

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Obaseki hails Razak Okoya on 80th birthday  

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated celebrated billionaire and industrialist, Chief Razak Okoya, the Chairman of Eleganza Group as he marks his 80th birthday celebration. Okoya was born on January 12, 1940 and is one of the most influential industrialists in Nigeria, with a chain of companies spread across different sectors of the country’s economy. In a statement, the governor hailed Okoya’s tenacity and sense of industry, noting that his exploits as an industrialist is a testament to the indefatigable spirit of hard work and resilience common…

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