Doubt over Islamist link to Dortmund bombs

Investigators in Germany say there is “significant doubt” that Tuesday’s attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus was the work of radical Islamists. They say letters found at the scene may be an attempt to trick people into thinking there was an Islamist motive. But they said it may have been the work of political extremists – from the left or right – or violent football fans. Two people received medical treatment after three bombs exploded near the team bus, shattering glass. Spanish footballer Marc Bartra underwent wrist surgery and…

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Rumble in Osogbo as Osun Utd battle Go Round

Football fans in Osogbo will be treated to a fantastic game as Osun United trade tackles with Go Round FC in one of the Nigeria National League Matchday 8 matches scheduled for this weekend across various centres in the country. Speaking with League Rendezvous, the coach of the home team, Duke Udi, said they have a tough match on their hands but promised to get the victory. “We have prepared very well for the match and I am trusting my players to come out flying against Go Round,” the former…

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Dortmund agreed to play rearranged tie, says UEFA

UEFA has hit back at comments made by Borussia Dortmund’s players and coaching staff, insisting that Wednesday’s rearranged Champions League tie with AS Monaco was given the green light to go ahead by all parties. The original quarterfinal first-leg clash at the Westfalenstadion on Tuesday night was postponed due to a security breach, as BVB’s team bus was caught up in an expected terrorist attack. Three explosions went off and one player injured, with Marc Bartra requiring surgery on a fractured wrist due to the severity of the blast. Monaco…

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Gidi Culture Festival: Eko Atlantic to host Diplo, other African artists

Eko Atlantic, Nigeria’s premium rising smart city situated on the shores of Victoria Island, has announced its partnership with Eclipse Live Africa, organisers of Gidi Culture Festival, to host the 4th edition of the festival. While expressing his delight about the partnership, Vice Chairman of South Energyx Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of the Chagoury Group, Mr. Ronald Chagoury Jr, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Eclipse Live Africa in welcoming the world to Eko Atlantic for Gidi Fest2017. Thiseventhasbecomeoneof themost talked about Music events in West Africa. We are…

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US church offers drive-thru Good Friday prayers

  A congregation in Louisiana is going to offer drive-thru prayers for commuters as part of the holy day of Good Friday. For the third year in a row, Louisiana Avenue United Methodist Church of Lafayette will pray over commuters who drive to their property this Friday. Louisiana Avenue UMC Senior Pastor Robert E. Johnson, Sr. told The Christian Post that the goal of the drive-thru prayers is to reach the unchurched. “We started offering drive thru prayers because there is a low percent of people who go to church…

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Dortmund coach slams UEFA over Monaco tie

Borussia Dortmund felt “completely ignored” over the rescheduling of their Champions League game against Monaco, says manager Thomas Tuchel. Dortmund lost 3-2 in the first leg of the quarter-final on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after an attack on their bus caused the match to be postponed. “We were told by text message that UEFA was making this decision,” said Tuchel. “A decision made in Switzerland that concerns us directly. We will not forget it, it is a very bad feeling.” Following Tuchel’s comments, UEFA released a statement saying the…

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UEFA League: Ronaldo brace sinks Bayern, Leicester narrowly lose

Cristiano Ronaldo ended a seven-month Champions League goal drought as holders Real Madrid came from behind to beat 10-man Bayern Munich in the first leg of their quarter-final in Munich. Ronaldo, the Champions League’s record goalscorer, scored twice in the second half to end an 11-hour wait for a goal and put the 11-times winners in charge. Arturo Vidal had headed Bayern ahead but then wasted a chance to double their lead when he blasted a penalty over the crossbar. And Ronaldo then twice clinically converted from crosses either side…

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CPC: Burden of policing a delicate market

The task of policing over 170 million Nigerians in a vast, unorganised market, as carved out for Consumer Protection Council( CPC), is a burden the agency can deliver, if given power of prosecution, ABDULWAHAB ISA reports     The consumer is supposedly a king in an ideal business transaction. He deserves to be treated like a king by product and service providers for enduring business relationship to be maintained. In Nigeria, the opposite is the norm. Consumers are treated shabbily. It’s a slave/master relationship, with the consumer, in most instances,…

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