EPL: How I beat Chelsea – Mourinho

  Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that he knew the best tactical plan, that would see his team defeat Premier League leaders, Chelsea. Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera scored for the hosts as they cut the Blues’ lead at the top to four points. Mourinho revealed afterwards that it was the same system he used in their 1-0 loss at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup, but it did not work that time because Herrera was sent off for two bookable offences. “We went to Stamford Bridge in…

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Journalist with Bayelsa’s Glory FM shot dead

Gunmen yesterday killed a journalist with the Bayelsa State-owned Glory FM 97.1, Mr. Famous Giobaro. Giobaro was shot dead in his residence on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Road, Kpasia in Yenagoa, the state capital. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Asinim Butswat, said the command was yet to get the full detail of Giobaro’s killings. A witness said the gunmen stormed Giobaro’s apartment about 5 a.m. on Sunday and shot him point blank in the stomach. The attackers had gained access into the compound after scaling…

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Slippery crude oil swap

The recent payment of over $202 million to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) downstream entities by Aiteo Energy Resources Limited for fraudulent deals under the scrapped crude oil swap arrangement has reaffirmed the need to fully unravel all transactions surrounding the controversial barter plan during the last administration. The amount includes Aiteo’s share of the $184 million total indebtedness by three companies on crude swap obligations and other downstream liabilities. Televaras Group of Companies has also pledged to make a tranche payment of $17.2 million while NNPC is still…

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Taming the lions from the Villa

T Onwuka Nzeshi he mystical philosopher, Validivar wrote in his book, The Whisperings of Self: “There is no wound as deep as that of a ruptured ego and none that heals more slowly.” It has been many weeks full of drama. Our distinguished parliamentarians had very interesting encounters with men of power from the executive branch of the Federal Government. Two acolytes of President Muhammadu Buhari were special guests at the Red Chamber. One of them was the President’s nominee for the post of Chairman of the Economic and Financial…

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Ohafia stands still for Kalu, showers praises on him

The ancient city of Ohafia in Abia State was yesterday agog with jubilations at the sighting of the former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, and his new branded APC buses. This is even as the convoy of the former governor escaped being mobbed as residents trooped en mass to cheer him with shouts of change. The former governor who was returning from a wedding ceremony held in Ohafia had recently, on his Facebook page, shared photos of All Progressive Congress branded buses. According to him, the buses…

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NSE moves to restructure REITs, closed ended funds

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has proposed changes to the framework regarding the trading of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Closed End Funds listed on the Exchange. The proposed changes, which will be implemented over the next three quarters of 2017, according to a statement issued yesterday, are aimed at promoting transparency, disclosure, visibility and liquidity of listed REITs and Closed End Funds in the market. The changes, according to the statement, will also make it easier for existing and potential investors to access information required to make investment…

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Happy Easter: What is your resolution?

At one point or the other in life, we find ourselves making resolutions. However, it isn’t enough to make resolutions, one must develop the discipline required to live by them. Discipline is simply the ability to keep doing what is right whether it is convenient or not. Many make resolutions cheaply but fail the test of discipline, hence, miss the reward attached. They fail to see that the cause of their setback is their lack of discipline. For every promise of God there is a reward attached, likewise, for every…

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