Liverpool, Man City cruise as Man Utd held on Ferguson’s return

Liverpool and Manchester City’s shootout for the Premier League title intensified on Saturday with comfortable wins over Southampton and Cardiff, while Manchester United were held 1-1 by Wolves on the day Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford. Jurgen Klopp could afford the luxury of handing Xherdan Shaqiri his first Liverpool start for a 3-0 victory at Anfield and Wesley Hoedt turned the Swiss international’s deflected shot in for the opener before Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah’s first goal in four games sealed Liverpool’s seventh straight win in all competitions. City…

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Osun election: Journalist escapes death in auto crash

Femi Makinde, Osogbo A journalist with Global Excellence, Mr Abayomi Akinlolu, on Saturday escaped death in an accident which occurred around Steel Rolling Mills area along Osogbo-Ikirun Road while on election duty. The accident was said to have been caused by a van belonging to the National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency which swerved off its path. Our correspondent observed that the damaged car turned and face the direction from where it was coming from due to the impact of the accident. Akinlolu, who was in a terrible shock as…

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Flood: Woman delivered of baby girl at Delta IDP camp

Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri A woman, Mrs Chidinma Ismailia, was delivered of a baby girl at the Internally Displaced Persons’ camp at Ogbe-Afor Primary School in Asaba, Delta State. Mrs Chidinma was delivered by a medical team led by the chairman of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Isioma Okobah, in the early hours of Friday. The baby and her mother are said to be in good condition, a source at the camp told our correspondent. Chidinma is one of the over 700  homeless and displaced persons currently taking refuge…

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LASG seeks peace over Hijab controversy

The Lagos State Government on Saturday appealed to all stakeholders in the contentious issue of wearing hijab in public schools to maintain peace, law, and order while the Supreme Court ruling on the matter is being awaited in the spirit of the rule of law, the fulcrum of democracy. Speaking with journalists on the refusal of entry to five students of Isolo Senior Secondary School on Wednesday, September 18, 2018, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, said the government is working assiduously to resolve the matter. She…

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Costa has paid his fine, Ronaldo is raring to play –Allegri

Juventus forward Douglas Costa has already paid his fine to the Italian champions for spitting, coach Massimiliano Allegri confirmed on Saturday. Costa was banned for four Serie A matches, against Frosinone, Bologna, Napoli and Udinese, after aiming an elbow and a headbutt before spitting in the face of Sassuolo winger Federico Di Francesco in last weekend’s league game in Turin. The 28-year-old then picked up a sprained ankle and a right thigh injury in Wednesday’s 2-0 Champions League win in Valencia, and will miss Brazil’s friendlies next month against Saudi…

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Skye Bank: Mixed reactions trail licence revocation

Financial experts and shareholders on Saturday expressed mixed reactions over the decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria to revoke the licence of Skye Bank. The stakeholders expressed their views in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, while reacting to the revocation of the licence of Skye Bank by the apex bank. Prof. Sheriffdeen Tella of the Economics department, Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye, Ogun commended the decision of the apex bank. Tella said the CBN had helped Skye Bank shareholders by making the announcement at the…

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Osun election: Lawmaker commends INEC, electorate over peaceful conduct

Rep. Oluwole Oke, a member representing Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency (PDP-Osun) in the House of Representatives, has commended the electorate  and the Independent National Electoral Commission  for the peaceful conduct of the Osun State governorship election. Oke made the commendation in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja. He said that with the peaceful conduct of the poll observed, there was hope for the 2019 general elections. “The election is peaceful, calm, and there is very massive turnout. So, as I speak and as at…

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Mitrovic strikes late to rescue Fulham

Aleksandar Mitrovic rescued Fulham as the Serbia striker’s late goal secured a 1-1 draw and denied Watford a fifth Premier League win from six games on Saturday. Mitrovic netted his fifth goal of the season with just 12 minutes remaining at Craven Cottage after Andre Gray had put Watford ahead in the second minute. It was a sweet moment for Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic, who was facing his former club for the first time since leaving Vicarage Road in 2015 just months after leading them to Premier League promotion. Watford…

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Give me N500m, I’d become a fool for love –Nkechi Blessing

Ademola Olonilua and Timileyin Akinkahunsi Whenever popular actress, Nkechi Blessing, walks by, there is no doubt that people take notice of her big buttocks. While some ladies might feel embarrassed about the attention they get from having a big bum, the actress told Saturday Beat that she was comfortable in her skin and happy to have ‘beautiful buttocks.’ “Whenever I am passing by, a lot of people shout, especially because I am endowed. I understand because it is a part of my personality. It happens daily and it is a…

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Ex-Bayelsa Security Adviser raped me inside office, cashier tells court

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The victim in the alleged rape trial of Chief Perekeme Kpodo, a former Security Adviser to former Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva, has testified before a Bayelsa High Court, giving vivid accounts of how she was raped by her boss (Kpodo). The 26-year-old lady (name withheld) on Friday testified along with her uncle and a medical doctor who examined her on June 9, 2018, a day after she was allegedly abused sexually. In her testimony at the court, the victim said that she was invited by the…

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