Rotary Club of Akowonjo donates to communities

The Rotary Club of Akowonjo District led by the Club President, Rotarian Valentine, has continued to prove a blessing to residents in the Akowonjo environs and the numerous beneficiaries of their life enhancement projects which has changed the lives of so many since its inception. Although their activities that cuts across medical, educational and empowerment schemes had already won them the hearts of Akowonjo residents and government at the council level, their most recent humanitarian projects is sure to leave its beneficiaries in a huge debt of gratitude. Beginning the…

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Paris Club refund: Varsity workers cry out over unpaid salary, others

Aggrieved members of the Academic Staff Union of the defunct Edo State College of Education, Ekiadolor, now Tayo Akpata University, Ekiadolor, Edo State have cried out to Governor Godwin Obaseki to urgently come to their rescue with the payment of over three-month unpaid salary arrears owed them. President Muhammadu Buhari had directed state governors to utilise the balance of outstanding Paris Club refund disbursed to states to pay pensioners and worker’s salaries to enable workers to celebrate the forthcoming Christmas. The workers at the university also decried the poor subvention…

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UEFA League: Barca eye yet another famous comeback

    Little over a month after producing the greatest comeback in Champions League history, Barcelona need another special turnaround as they face Juventus in the second leg of their quarter-final on Wednesday. Luis Enrique’s side were taken apart in the first leg in Turin, losing 3-0 to a Juve team inspired by Paulo Dybala, who scored twice. In the last 16 they became the first team ever to overturn a 4-0 deficit when they beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 in the return at the Camp Nou, so fans are hoping…

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Ndidi relishes Leicester’s winning mentality

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has exoressed excitement on the winning mentality of the team. The Nigeria international joined Leicester from Belgian club Genk midway through the current season and many have regarded him as N’Golo Kante’s replacement. Kante, who is a French international, left Leicester for Chelsea after helping them win the 2015/16 English Premier League (EPL) title. “I can only see myself as myself,” Ndidi told Own Goal Nigeria. “Whether people say I play like Kanté, or that he’s better than me, I don’t listen to them. “All…

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Expect war in Rwanda, Amiesimaka tells Rivers

Nigerian football legend, Adokiye Amiesimaka, has warned Rivers United to be prepared for a stiff challenge when they face Rwandan club, Rayon Sports, in the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup playoff tie. The Nigerian club eased to a 2-0 win in the first leg at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt on Sunday to put themselves in the box seat for qualification for the group stage of the competition. “First, I want to say congratulations to Rivers United FC of Nigeria for an encouraging performance (on Sunday),” Amiesimaka…

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Chelsea’s title chances 50 percent – Conte

    “Six finals” await Chelsea in the Premier League run-in after a 2-0 loss at Manchester United that leaves their title chances at only “50 percent”, manager Antonio Conte said. Having hoped to re-establish a seven-point lead over second-place Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea’s advantage remains four points following Sunday’s defeat at Old Trafford. They remain in the driving seat and will face only one top-seven side — Everton — in their last six games, but Conte suggested his team can no longer be considered outright favourites. “We have to think…

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Ighalo hits brace, out for four weeks

Olanrewaju, Odemwingie also on targeting   It was a tough day for Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, as he was rushed to the hospital after sustaining injury in his club, Changchun Yatai’s 3-2 defeat against Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League. Ighalo scored a brace in the game before he was forced off with an injury in the 73rd minute after receiving a kick to the left ankle joint. Ighalo is thought to have suffered a recurrence of an old injury following a harsh tackle by an opponent. He…

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Chibok girls, the mirror in our faces

As we remember the girls captured in Chibok three years ago, we must remember that they constitute only a fraction of the victims of the Boko Haram insurgency. I would urge Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), while you keep this issue of Chibok on the table, to broaden your message to cover all girls and boys abducted by Boko Haram, and also draw attention to the condition of girls and women in our society in general. To give you an idea of the extent of this problem, as at today,…

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Pensioners restate need for harmonisation

The Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP), Akwa Ibom chapter, has restated need for pension harmonisation in order to put all retirees on the same scale. Making the appeal to the state government, in Uyo, the Secretary of NUP in the state, Mr Cosmos Essien, noted that harmonisation had become necessary so that those that retired years back and others that retired recently could receive the same amount as pension. He said : “We still cry for harmonisation so that the very old people that retired earlier can get something reasonable…

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Anthony Joshua: ‘Being a boxer you have to be a man of the people’

Anthony Joshua has never lost a professional fight and he’s won every bout with a knock-out. But in two weeks he faces the fearsome Wladimir Klitschko, aka Dr Steelhammer. Should he be nervous? Alex Clark meets the bricklayer turned boxer Anthony Joshua, the Hertfordshire bricklayer who has become British boxing’s greatest star, is a busy boy. After months of trying to find a gap in his schedule, we finally isolate a weekend in Watford. Within 24 hours, that’s shifted to a Friday in Sheffield, and a modern, unremarkable cul-de-sac on…

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