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Sending street kids to school, not publicity stunt, Terry G says

The controversial singer, Terry G, has been in the news for the wrong reasons but for a long while in his career, he made news for the right reason. Shortly after the picture of little Tobi, a photo bomber who became famous after his picture surfaced online,

American teacher to officiate Nigeria, Iceland match

New Zealand’s Matthew Conger will officiate Nigeria’s Rusia 2018 second Group D match against Iceland on Friday at Volgograd. The 39-year-old American who resides and teaches in Palmerston North in New Zealand will be assisted by Simon Lount of New Zealan
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American teacher to officiate Nigeria, Iceland match

New Zealand’s Matthew Conger will officiate Nigeria’s Rusia 2018 second Group D match against Iceland on Friday at Volgograd. The 39-year-old American who resides and teaches in Palmerston North in New Zealand will be assisted by Simon Lount of New Zealand and Tevita Makasini, a Tongan high school tutor. The News Agency of Nigeria reports […]

Trump to meet the Queen on UK visit —Reports

Donald Trump will meet the Queen when he visits the UK next month, according to reports. Originally the US president was invited for a full state visit but after an outcry, it was downgraded to a working visit. However, the US ambassador to the UK has told Sk
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Trump to meet the Queen on UK visit —Reports

Donald Trump will meet the Queen when he visits the UK next month, according to reports. Originally the US president was invited for a full state visit but after an outcry, it was downgraded to a working visit. However, the US ambassador to the UK has told Sky News that a meeting with the Queen […]

FG to begin repatriation of over 91,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon

The Federal Government says it will commence the voluntary repatriation of over 91,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon in July. Hajiya Sadiya Farouk, the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, disclo
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FG to begin repatriation of over 91,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon

The Federal Government says it will commence the voluntary repatriation of over 91,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon in July. Hajiya Sadiya Farouk, the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, disclosed this on Wednesday at the occasion to commemorate the 2018 World Refugees Day in Abuja. She said that the Federal […]

‘Better me than the players’: Southgate England’s first injury casualty

England manager Gareth Southgate admitted his World Cup celebrations will be more muted for the remainder of the tournament after dislocating his shoulder while out running on Wednesday. Southgate leapt from the bench in joy as Harry Kane scored an injury-ti
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‘Better me than the players’: Southgate England’s first injury casualty

England manager Gareth Southgate admitted his World Cup celebrations will be more muted for the remainder of the tournament after dislocating his shoulder while out running on Wednesday. Southgate leapt from the bench in joy as Harry Kane scored an injury-time winner to get England’s campaign off to a winning start against Tunisia on Monday. READ ALSO: Trump […]

34 Nigerians deported from America

No fewer than 34 Nigerians were, on Wednesday, deported from the United States of America for allegedly committing offences in the country. The deportees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at  2.30 pm. The deporte
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34 Nigerians deported from America

No fewer than 34 Nigerians were, on Wednesday, deported from the United States of America for allegedly committing offences in the country. The deportees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at  2.30 pm. The deportees, comprising 32 males and two females, were brought back in a chartered Omni Air […]

World Cup: Spain coach Hierro picks Carvajal for Iran match

Coach Fernando Hierro welcomed Dani Carvajal back into the starting line-up on Wednesday as 2010 World Cup winners Spain bid to keep pace with Portugal in Group B with victory against Iran. Real Madrid’s Carvajal, who has recovered from a hamstring inju
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World Cup: Spain coach Hierro picks Carvajal for Iran match

Coach Fernando Hierro welcomed Dani Carvajal back into the starting line-up on Wednesday as 2010 World Cup winners Spain bid to keep pace with Portugal in Group B with victory against Iran. Real Madrid’s Carvajal, who has recovered from a hamstring injury suffered in the Champions League final win over Liverpool, replaces Nacho at right-back […]

Janet Jackson reveals ‘intense’ battle with depression

Janet Jackson has revealed that she suffered an “intense” battle with depression, which she linked to a childhood inferiority complex and societal racism and sexism. In an essay in the latest issue of Essence, a magazine geared toward African Amer
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Janet Jackson reveals ‘intense’ battle with depression

Janet Jackson has revealed that she suffered an “intense” battle with depression, which she linked to a childhood inferiority complex and societal racism and sexism. In an essay in the latest issue of Essence, a magazine geared toward African American women, the 52-year-old pop superstar said that she has found joy after giving birth to […]

Algeria goes offline to stop students cheating

Algeria went offline on Wednesday for the start of high school diploma exams, the first in a series of internet blackouts to stop students cheating. Mobile and fixed internet lines were cut across the country for a total of two hours, to coincide with the sta
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Algeria goes offline to stop students cheating

Algeria went offline on Wednesday for the start of high school diploma exams, the first in a series of internet blackouts to stop students cheating. Mobile and fixed internet lines were cut across the country for a total of two hours, to coincide with the start of two separate school tests, AFP journalists in Algiers […]

You shouldn’t have signed the altered Budget 2018, Nigerians tell Buhari

Nigerians have said that President Muhammadu Buhari should not have signed the 2018 budget, which he did amidst claims that the National Assembly “tampered” with the document. Buhari had lamented that the 2018 Appropriation Act, which he signed into law o
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You shouldn’t have signed the altered Budget 2018, Nigerians tell Buhari

Nigerians have said that President Muhammadu Buhari should not have signed the 2018 budget, which he did amidst claims that the National Assembly “tampered” with the document. Buhari had lamented that the 2018 Appropriation Act, which he signed into law on Wednesday, would be difficult — if not impossible — to implement because of the […]

Obama calls for end to the ‘cruelty’ of family separations

Former US President Barack Obama called Wednesday for an end to the separation of migrant children from parents at the US-Mexico border, saying the “cruelty” of the practice was contrary to American ideals. “To watch those families broken ap
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Obama calls for end to the ‘cruelty’ of family separations

Former US President Barack Obama called Wednesday for an end to the separation of migrant children from parents at the US-Mexico border, saying the “cruelty” of the practice was contrary to American ideals. “To watch those families broken apart in real time puts to us a very simple question: are we a nation that accepts […]

Neymar back in training ahead of Costa Rica game 

Neymar was back in training for Brazil on Wednesday ahead of their World Cup clash with Costa Rica, 24 hours after limping out of a session with an ankle problem. “Brazil team training under way and Neymar participating normally,” tweeted the Braz
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Neymar back in training ahead of Costa Rica game 

Neymar was back in training for Brazil on Wednesday ahead of their World Cup clash with Costa Rica, 24 hours after limping out of a session with an ankle problem. “Brazil team training under way and Neymar participating normally,” tweeted the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). The session was closed to the media, but the CBF […]

Van Marwijk highlights Australian World Cup failing

Australia coach Bert van Marwijk said his team’s failing was finding the net in a testy press conference before a match against Denmark that the Socceroos must win to stay in the World Cup. A heart-wrenching 2-1 opening defeat to France sealed by Aziz B
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Van Marwijk highlights Australian World Cup failing

Australia coach Bert van Marwijk said his team’s failing was finding the net in a testy press conference before a match against Denmark that the Socceroos must win to stay in the World Cup. A heart-wrenching 2-1 opening defeat to France sealed by Aziz Behich’s own goal from a shot by Manchester United midfielder Paul […]

2018 World Cup: Sweden captain surprised by Germany lack of ‘balance’

Ahead of a crunch Group F tie with Germany on Saturday Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist said Wednesday he was “surprised” by the World Cup holders’ tactics in their shock 1-0 opening loss to Mexico. The German defence was ripped apart by Mex
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2018 World Cup: Sweden captain surprised by Germany lack of ‘balance’

Ahead of a crunch Group F tie with Germany on Saturday Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist said Wednesday he was “surprised” by the World Cup holders’ tactics in their shock 1-0 opening loss to Mexico. The German defence was ripped apart by Mexico’s counter attacks, leaving Joachim Loew’s side under intense pressure before the Sochi clash […]

Cancer biggest killer of Nigerian women – FG

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, says cancer is the leading cause of death among Nigerian women. Adewole said this at the inauguration of some state projects alongside Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and the Emir o
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Cancer biggest killer of Nigerian women – FG

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, says cancer is the leading cause of death among Nigerian women. Adewole said this at the inauguration of some state projects alongside Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi (II) at the Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital in Kano on Wednesday. […]

‘Don’t blame Messi’, pleads Argentina boss Sampaoli

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli again defended star player Lionel Messi on Wednesday and said his side’s World Cup match against Croatia was effectively a must-win. The beaten 2014 finalists go into Thursday’s crucial Group D clash desperate for th
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‘Don’t blame Messi’, pleads Argentina boss Sampaoli

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli again defended star player Lionel Messi on Wednesday and said his side’s World Cup match against Croatia was effectively a must-win. The beaten 2014 finalists go into Thursday’s crucial Group D clash desperate for three points after a disappointing 1-1 draw with minnows Iceland in their first outing in Russia. READ […]

N5.1bn charge: Court fixes July 6 for ‘no case’ submission of GEJ’s ex-aide

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday fixed July 6 to deliver ruling on a ‘no case’ submission filed by Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, a former presidential aide facing N5.1bn fraud charge. Justice Mohammed Idris reserved ruling after counsel representi
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N5.1bn charge: Court fixes July 6 for ‘no case’ submission of GEJ’s ex-aide

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday fixed July 6 to deliver ruling on a ‘no case’ submission filed by Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, a former presidential aide facing N5.1bn fraud charge. Justice Mohammed Idris reserved ruling after counsel representing parties had respectively adopted their written submissions before the court. SEE ALSO: World Cup: Comedians fly in […]

Attack on herdsmen: CAN pleads for convicted youths

The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to caution the Adamawa State Government against the implementation of death sentences passed on five Christian youths. CAN president, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, made the call in a statement
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Attack on herdsmen: CAN pleads for convicted youths

The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to caution the Adamawa State Government against the implementation of death sentences passed on five Christian youths. CAN president, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, made the call in a statement signed by the Special Assistant, Media and Communications to the CAN President,  Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, on […]

Buhari congratulates Okonjo-Iweala’s father at 90

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday congratulated the Obi of Ogwashiukwu, Prof. Chukwuka Okonjo, who turns 90 on Thursday. The renowned Mathematician and Economist is the father of a former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweal
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Buhari congratulates Okonjo-Iweala’s father at 90

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday congratulated the Obi of Ogwashiukwu, Prof. Chukwuka Okonjo, who turns 90 on Thursday. The renowned Mathematician and Economist is the father of a former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President said […]

Buhari sends delegation to Bauchi over windstorm, fire

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday directed the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to lead a Federal Government delegation to Bauchi in the aftermath of the windstorm and fire recorded in the state. The Senior Special Assistant to
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Buhari sends delegation to Bauchi over windstorm, fire

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday directed the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to lead a Federal Government delegation to Bauchi in the aftermath of the windstorm and fire recorded in the state. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement made available […]

World Cup 2018: Neymar limps out of training, setting Brazilian alarm bells ringing

Neymar hobbled out of a training session on Tuesday, setting alarm bells ringing in the Brazil camp as they prepare for their second World Cup group game against Costa Rica on Friday. “Neymar came out of training today with a painful right ankle,”
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World Cup 2018: Neymar limps out of training, setting Brazilian alarm bells ringing

Neymar hobbled out of a training session on Tuesday, setting alarm bells ringing in the Brazil camp as they prepare for their second World Cup group game against Costa Rica on Friday. “Neymar came out of training today with a painful right ankle,” said Vinicius Rodrigues, a spokesman for the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). READ […]

World Cup: Comedians fly in to give Iceland surprise boost

Iceland’s footballers have received a surprise morale-boosting visit in Russia by a quartet of comedians from back home, an official from the Nordic team’s camp told AFP Tuesday. The funnymen made their flying visit to the team’s Black Sea c
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World Cup: Comedians fly in to give Iceland surprise boost

Iceland’s footballers have received a surprise morale-boosting visit in Russia by a quartet of comedians from back home, an official from the Nordic team’s camp told AFP Tuesday. The funnymen made their flying visit to the team’s Black Sea coast training base near Gelendzhik for an impromptu performance late-Monday. “We were asked if we would […]

Kafarati sworn in as CJ of Federal High Court

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Tuesday in Abuja, administered the oath of office on Justice Abdul Kafarati as the substantive Chief Judge of the Federal High Court. Administering the oath of office on Kafarati, the CJN charged him t
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Kafarati sworn in as CJ of Federal High Court

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Tuesday in Abuja, administered the oath of office on Justice Abdul Kafarati as the substantive Chief Judge of the Federal High Court. Administering the oath of office on Kafarati, the CJN charged him to adhere strictly to his oath of office and also to the 1999 […]

World Cup 2018: Germany games are now finals, says Neuer

Germany captain Manuel Neuer said Tuesday their two remaining World Cup group games are now effectively “finals” as the holders fight to stay in the tournament. The world champions are under intense pressure ahead of Saturday’s second Group
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World Cup 2018: Germany games are now finals, says Neuer

Germany captain Manuel Neuer said Tuesday their two remaining World Cup group games are now effectively “finals” as the holders fight to stay in the tournament. The world champions are under intense pressure ahead of Saturday’s second Group F game against Sweden in Sochi and the South Korea match next Wednesday in Kazan after suffering […]

2019: Ogun CAN holds rally, sensitisation on PVCs

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta Ahead of 2019 elections, the Ogun State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, on Tuesday held a sensitisation rally on registration and collection of Permanent Voters Cards, in an open park at Pansheke, Abeokuta. The rall
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2019: Ogun CAN holds rally, sensitisation on PVCs

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta Ahead of 2019 elections, the Ogun State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, on Tuesday held a sensitisation rally on registration and collection of Permanent Voters Cards, in an open park at Pansheke, Abeokuta. The rally according to the body is to sensitise Christians and their family members in the state […]

World Cup 2018: Colombia v Japan starting line-ups

Starting line-ups for the World Cup Group H match between Colombia and Japan at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk on Tuesday (1300 GMT kick-off): Colombia David Ospina – Oscar Murillo, Santiago Arias, Johan Mojica, Davidson Sanchez – Carlos Sanchez, J
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World Cup 2018: Colombia v Japan starting line-ups

Starting line-ups for the World Cup Group H match between Colombia and Japan at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk on Tuesday (1300 GMT kick-off): Colombia David Ospina – Oscar Murillo, Santiago Arias, Johan Mojica, Davidson Sanchez – Carlos Sanchez, Juan Cuadrado, Juan Quintero, Jefferson Lerma – Radamel Falcao (capt), Jose Izquierdo Coach: Jose Pekerman (ARG) […]

Brazil complain to FIFA over non-use of VAR technology

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has asked FIFA why the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was not used to review two key decisions they believe hindered their side during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland. Brazil players complained long and hard tha
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Brazil complain to FIFA over non-use of VAR technology

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has asked FIFA why the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was not used to review two key decisions they believe hindered their side during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland. Brazil players complained long and hard that defender Miranda was pushed by Steven Zuber when he headed home Switzerland’s equaliser early in […]

James Rodriguez left out of Colombia’s World Cup opener

James Rodriguez was left out of Colombia’s starting line-up for their opening World Cup match against Japan on Tuesday as the Brazil 2014 top scorer labours with a calf strain. The Bayern Munich star starts on the bench at the Mordovia Arena with Juan Q
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James Rodriguez left out of Colombia’s World Cup opener

James Rodriguez was left out of Colombia’s starting line-up for their opening World Cup match against Japan on Tuesday as the Brazil 2014 top scorer labours with a calf strain. The Bayern Munich star starts on the bench at the Mordovia Arena with Juan Quintero of River Plate filling Rodriguez’s attacking midfield role for the […]

Rice smuggling: FG to shut border with neighbouring country

Ifeanyi Onuba and Okechukwu Nnodim The Federal Government stated on Monday that it would shut Nigeria’s land border with a neighbouring country in few days’ time in order to halt the smuggling of rice into the nation. Although it did not disclose the iden
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Rice smuggling: FG to shut border with neighbouring country

Ifeanyi Onuba and Okechukwu Nnodim The Federal Government stated on Monday that it would shut Nigeria’s land border with a neighbouring country in few days’ time in order to halt the smuggling of rice into the nation. Although it did not disclose the identity of the neighbouring country, the government stated that the nation in […]

Four banks back Strides Group’s asset acquisition

Strides Group has said its acquisition of the mortgaged assets of the Rivers Vegetable Oil Company Limited was supported by four banks. The company said in a statement on Monday that the multi-billion naira deal was signed in Lagos by UBA Capital Trustees on
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Four banks back Strides Group’s asset acquisition

Strides Group has said its acquisition of the mortgaged assets of the Rivers Vegetable Oil Company Limited was supported by four banks. The company said in a statement on Monday that the multi-billion naira deal was signed in Lagos by UBA Capital Trustees on behalf of a consortium of four banks, namely Guaranty Trust Bank […]

I’m still in Delta senatorial race, says Uduaghan

Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri The immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has debunked reports that he has pulled out of the senatorial race for the Delta South Senatorial District. Uduaghan, a two-time governor of the state, is contestin
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I’m still in Delta senatorial race, says Uduaghan

Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri The immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has debunked reports that he has pulled out of the senatorial race for the Delta South Senatorial District. Uduaghan, a two-time governor of the state, is contesting on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. The former governor, who pulled out of […]

100,000 children lack access to polio vaccines —Minister

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, says the number of children who lack access to polio vaccines has dropped to about 100,000. Adewole said this while fielding questions from reporters at the annual meeting of the African Reg
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100,000 children lack access to polio vaccines —Minister

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, says the number of children who lack access to polio vaccines has dropped to about 100,000. Adewole said this while fielding questions from reporters at the annual meeting of the African Regional Certification Commission for Poliomyelitis Eradication in Abuja on Monday. The minister said the […]

ISIS sneaking jihadists into Nigeria from Syria, says report

Adelani Adepegba and Leye Aluko with agency report LEADERS of the terrorist group, Islamic State, are sneaking battle-hardened jihadists from Syria into Nigeria to train terrorists for possible attacks in Britain, a United Kingdom newspaper, The Sun, reporte
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ISIS sneaking jihadists into Nigeria from Syria, says report

Adelani Adepegba and Leye Aluko with agency report LEADERS of the terrorist group, Islamic State, are sneaking battle-hardened jihadists from Syria into Nigeria to train terrorists for possible attacks in Britain, a United Kingdom newspaper, The Sun, reported on Monday. Fanatics including Boko Haram insurgents were also being sent to the Middle East for training […]

ICYMI: SARS operative threatened to drink my blood –HR manager

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe A human resources manager, Kamil Mahmud, has alleged being threatened by some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. The 26-year-old claimed that the men threatened to drink his blood for allegedly disrespecting them. PUNCH Metro
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ICYMI: SARS operative threatened to drink my blood –HR manager

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe A human resources manager, Kamil Mahmud, has alleged being threatened by some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. The 26-year-old claimed that the men threatened to drink his blood for allegedly disrespecting them. PUNCH Metro gathered that Mahmud had driven behind his brother’s car to the Ikeja area for an interview on a […]

Poland’s key defender Glik in doubt against Mane’s Senegal

Poland are sweating on the fitness of veteran centre-back Kamil Glik ahead of their World Cup opener against Senegal Tuesday, with the West Africans vowing to exploit “defensive weakness” in the Group H clash. Glik, a bulwark at the back for Adam
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Poland’s key defender Glik in doubt against Mane’s Senegal

Poland are sweating on the fitness of veteran centre-back Kamil Glik ahead of their World Cup opener against Senegal Tuesday, with the West Africans vowing to exploit “defensive weakness” in the Group H clash. Glik, a bulwark at the back for Adam Nawalka’s team, has been under an injury cloud since hurting his shoulder earlier […]

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