La Liga: Barca cut Madrid’s lead with Betis win

Defender Clement Lenglet scored the winning goal and was sent off as Barcelona beat Real Betis to close the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid.The champions twice came from behind to level before Lenglet headed in Lionel Messi’s 73rd-minute free-kick.Sergio Canales’ sixth-minute penalty gave Betis an early lead but Frenkie de Jong levelled three minutes later, reports the BBC.Nabil Fekir’s fine strike restored the hosts’ advantage only for Sergio Busquets to make it 2-2 at half-time.Trailing 3-2, Betis were reduced to 10-men after Nabil Fekir received two yellow cards…

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Spain: Oshoala scores brace as Barca win Women’s Super Cup

Super Falcons skipper Asisat Oshoala was in great form, scoring two goals, as she inspired Barcelona to a 10-1 victory against Real Sociedad in Sunday’s Spanish Women’s Super Cup final.The 25-year-old was also on target when Barcelona beat main rivals Atletico Madrid 3-2 to reach the cup final.She got her brace in the 51st minute to make it 7-0. The Super Falcons forward outran the Real Sociedad defence to get on to a through ball before she guided the ball past the onrushing goalkeeper.Barcelona are now champions of the maiden…

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Bundesliga: Bayern maintain lead after Leipzig draw

Champions Bayern Munich maintained their slender one-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga with a goalless home draw against second-placed RB Leipzig. Bayern were on a six-game winning run and went top last weekend after Leipzig drew against Borussia Monchengladbach. But the hosts failed to extend their advantage as visiting goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi brilliantly kept out efforts from Thiago and Leon Goretzka, reports the BBC. Timo Werner should have scored for Leipzig but side-footed wide. Werner, who has 20 league goals this season, failed to work Bayern goalkeeper Manuel…

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Insecurity: Northern Elders Forum critical of Buhari

*Says poverty has increased under his watch The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) says President Muhammadu Buhari is in denial of his failure to secure the country. The forum, in a statement by Ango Abdullahi, its chairman, said it appears the current administration does not have any idea on what will provide relief or solution to insecurity and poverty in the land. It alleged that poverty has worsened in the north under the Buhari administration and that the president has failed the nation. “It has become necessary and appropriate, however, to make public, the position…

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EPL: Sheffield United move to within two points of top four with Bournemouth win

Sheffield United’s charge towards the Champions League places gathered momentum as a 2-1 win over Bournemouth took them to within two points of Chelsea in fourth.   Chris Wilder’s men did it the hard way at Bramall Lane, coming from behind after Callum Wilson handed the improved Cherries a deserved early lead (13), reports Skysports. Billy Sharp’s goal just before the break (45+1) restored parity before John Lundstram, who had lost his place to new signing Sander Berge, sprang from the bench to send the Blades fifth in the Premier…

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Ogun police arrest man for burning son for ‘stealing’ fish

Police in Ogun have arrested a man who sat his five-year-old son in a heated pan for stealing fish. The Police were alerted by neighbours in Oke Soppen area of Ijebu Igbo who reported that Idowu Sikiru was  about to kill his son Segun. Police spokesman in the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Sikiru also used the hot pan to burn the boy’s fingers and mouth. The boy has been hospitalized.   But the commissioner of police in Ogun, CP Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered Idowu be transferred to the Anti-human…

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Oyo LG crisis: Makinde, Ajimobi’s lawyers meet to settle out of court

The lingering crisis over local government administration in Oyo State which has for about three weeks left the councils’ activities in a lull may end tomorrow with the parties,which have been exploring out- of-court settlement, are poised to end the imbroglio.   The council bosses elected in March last year by ex-governor Abiola Ajimobi, as well as, the 35 chairmen of the Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) are angling to return to office and displace Governor Seyi Makinde’s appointed Caretaker Chairmen, sequel to the directive by the Attorney General of…

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US warns Israel against ‘unilateral’ West Bank moves

A U.S. envoy warned Israel on Sunday not to declare sovereignty over West Bank land without Washington’s consent, pushing back against calls for immediate action by ultra-nationalists within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition. U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, unveiled on January 28, envisages Israel keeping key swathes of the occupied territory where Palestinians seek statehood. But the question of timing has opened up a rare rift between the allies. Netanyahu initially pledged a speedy “application of Israeli law” – de facto annexation – to Jewish settlement blocs…

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Coronavirus: Lagos goes after purveyor of fake news

    *Debunks story of reported cases *Begins surveillance on livestock over Monkey Pox Lagos State government on Sunday said it would do everything humanly possible to track the purveyor fake news of suspected case coronavirus in Alimosho Local Government Area in the state. Following the fake news, which trended on social media, the government said it immediately activated the state’s Ministry of Health Surveillance and Biosecurity unit activities which commenced surveillance in conjunction with local government authorities. The government said that Osoba Close or street was not found in…

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Insecurity: Army chief seeks synergy with security agencies

General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Olu Irefin, has called for improved cooperation and synergy between the military and other security agencies. Irefin said such cooperation was required to ensure total peace is restored in the country. He spoke at the 2019 West African Social Activities (WASA) organised by the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. New Telegraph reports that WASA is an event organised to mark the end of a successful training and operational year for units and formations in the…

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