Vice President, OBJ, Goodluck, Lawan, others Honour Gov Emmanuel’s late Father

The Vice President of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has extolled the virtue of the Akwa Ibom State Governor’s late father, Elder Gabriel Emmanuel Nkanang who was laid to rest on Saturday at Onna Local Government Area. The Vice President who was among the guests that graced the burial ceremony, said the true life of late Elder Gabriel Emmanuel Nkanang was reflected in his children whom he said are great. He recalled that late Elder Gabriel Emmanuel Nkanang spent greater part of his life in Lagos where he lived and died,…

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Ligue 1: PSG draw 4-4 with Amiens in amazing game

Ligue 1 leaders Paris St-Germain drew 4-4 with Amiens in a remarkable game, coming from 3-0 down to lead before conceding a late equaliser. Amiens, who are in the relegation zone, raced into a huge lead when Gael Kakuta set up a Serhou Guirassy opener before scoring a brilliant second himself – with Fousseni Diabate adding a third. Ander Herrera volleyed in, Tanguy Kouassi scored two headers and Mauro Icardi tapped home to make it 4-3, reports the BBC. But Guirassy’s late goal saved Amiens. PSG, who visit Borussia Dortmund…

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Bundesliga: Leipzig beat Bremen to go top

RB Leipzig returned to the top of the Bundesliga as they ended a four-game winless run with a comfortable victory over struggling Werder Bremen. Patrik Schick set up Lukas Klostermann’s opener and headed in their second. Nordi Mukiele ran on to a through ball to give them the third moments after the restart, reports the BBC. Defending champions Bayern Munich can reclaim top spot if they win at Cologne on Sunday (14:30 GMT). Elsewhere, Bayer Leverkusen moved into the top four thanks to Karim Bellarabi’s 94th-minute winner in a 3-2…

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2020 NIPOGA: FedPoly Ado Ekiti emerges overall winner

The week-long 2020 Nigeria Polytechnic Games (NIPOGA) hosted by the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin ended on Saturday with the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti emerging overall winner with a total of 21 gold, 18 silver and 31 bronze medals. Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu came second with 19 gold, 24 silver and 27 bronze medals, while the third position was clinched by The Polytechnic, Ibadan with 14 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze medals. Yaba College of Technology placed fourth with 13 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze medals. Host institution, Kwara…

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Bandits kill 30 in 2 Katsina communities – Police

The Police in Katsina State have confirmed 30 persons killed by bandits in Batsari Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) Gambo Isah, who confirmed the incident on Saturday, said that the victims were killed in Tsauwa and Dankar villages in the area. He said the bandits invaded the two villages riding on motorcycles on Friday night and begun to shoot residents of the two villages. According to him, the bandits killed 21 persons in Tsauwa village and the remaining nine persons were killed in…

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EPL: Liverpool’s title charge continues with narrow win at Norwich

Liverpool’s unstoppable charge towards their first top-flight title in 30 years continued by edging a narrow victory over bottom-of-the-table Norwich. Sadio Mane came off the bench to score the winner with 12 minutes remaining, expertly taking down skipper Jordan Henderson’s raking pass and smashing in at the near post. It means Jurgen Klopp’s side need just five more wins from their remaining 12 games to guarantee their first Premier League title, having dropped just two points all campaign, reports the BBC. Chances were at a premium in a blustery first…

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Nigerians need no sponsorship to protest – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerians need nobody to mobilize them to register their discontent against his government.   The party also said the resort to blame the media and the opposition of sponsoring the planned protest against heads of military institutions was diversionary and self-indicting.   PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, accused the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government of poor handling of the security situation in the country.     “It is clear to all, including…

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Presidency: Politicisation of security won’t help anyone

*Accuses PDP of sponsoring protests to embarrass Buhari     The Presidency, yesterday cautioned a section of the political class against misleading the public and inciting protests against the heads of military institutions in the country. The warning came on the heels of an alleged plot by some politicians to mobilise about two thousand men and women to stage a protest march against the Service Chiefs on Monday over their continued stay in office.     Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, who…

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Kwara D’Gov whisked to safety as pandemonium mars NIPOGA closing ceremony

The Deputy Governor of Kwara, Mr Kayode Alabi, was on Saturday whisked away by security operatives following a pandemonium at the closing ceremony of this year’s NIPOGA in Ilorin.   Spectators and other delegates scampered for safety when players of Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria attacked match officials after the final whistle of the football event, prompting a harsh reaction from the host Kwara State Polytechnic students.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the final was between Kwara State Polytechnic and Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria, which the host…

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Coronavirus: 1, 716 Chinese medical workers infected, six succumb to death

About 1,716 medical workers have been infected by the coronavirus in China and six of them have lost their lives to the epidemic.   The medical workers that had contracted the novel coronavirus comprised 3.8 percent of total infections on the Chinese mainland while those who had died accounted for 0.4 percent of total fatalities.   Director of the Provincial Health Commission, Wang Hesheng, at  a press conference on Saturday, said a  total of 217 medical teams comprising 25,633 members from across China have been sent to central China’s Hubei…

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