Raineri Eyeing Italy Job

Raineri: Could land Italy job

Claudio Ranieri, who led Leicester City to an unlikely English Premier League title, has revealed he is ready to quit French Ligue 1 club Nantes if he is asked to become Italy coach. The 66-year-old has been one of the names touted as a possible replacement for Gian Piero Ventura who was forced to resign after Italy’s shock failure to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. “Any Italian coach would love to be in charge of the national side,” Ranieri, who guided Leicester to their first ever Premier League…

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UEFA Europa League: Ozil And Ramsey Out Of Ostersund Tie

Ozil and Ramsey: Preparing for Manchester City

Arsenal midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil will miss the 2017/2018 UEFA Europa League last 32 clash against Swedish clubside Ostersunds on Thursday. However, manager Arsene Wenger is hopeful they will feature in this weekend’s English League Cup final against Manchester City. Wenger took close to a full strength squad to Sweden for the first leg which his side won 3-0 last week. He will now be looking forward to giving his younger players some game time on Thursday. Ozil and Ramsey were involved in first team training on Wednesday…

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CAF Tournaments: Nigeria Club Sides Progress

All progressed

For years now, Nigerian clubs hoisting the nations flag at CAF Continental competitions has never had it so smooth. For the four clubs representing the nation to have progressed into the next round of CAF competitions has not happened for a while, but Plateau United an MFM Football clubs, representing the nation at the CAF Champions League and Enyimba FC and Akwa United representing the nation at the CAF Confederation Cup has brighten the hopes of the nation, as they all scale through to the Round of 32. Plateau United…

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India School Bars Student From Wearing Shoe Into Exam Hall

Bihar, a state in eastern India has banned students appearing for this year’s Class “X” board examinations from wearing shoes and socks, to curb cheating. “The board has decided that candidates wearing only slippers will be allowed to enter the examination halls, those coming to the centres wearing shoes and socks will have to remove them outside the hall,” head of Bihar School Examination Board Anand Kishor told the media. “The board has taken this decision to prevent cheating,” he added. A senior official said 1.7 million students are appearing…

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Soldiers Punish Pupil To Death

Queendaline: Died

By Akinwale Kasali Few days ago in Zamfara State, a teacher was alleged to have flogged a student to death. Yesterday, the family of Queendaline Ekezie, a 15-year-old pupil of Army Day Secondary School, Obinze, Owerri, Imo State, are inconsolable after two soldiers in the school allegedly snuffed life out of her during a rigorous punishment. The soldiers were reported to have asked her to frogmarch after she arrived at school late. The victim, was said to have been exhausted after repeating the exercise several times, was said to have…

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Lagos State Vision of Dirt

Lagos Overrun By Dirt

By Oji Odu “Visionscape, the new operators of Lagos state waste management cannot solve the problems of really managing waste in the state. Like other political appointments, they are just speaking English to confuse Lagosians of their ability and preparedness to manage over 15 metric million tonnes of waste generated daily in Nigeria’s ‘Centre of Excellence’. “From the way they are operating, it shows that that they don’t have any vision. They are like the electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) who are just there to collect revenue as they lack the…

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PyeongChang 2018: Team Nigeria Crashes

Team Nigeria: Bows out

After weeks of the 2018 Winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Nigerian’s athlete at the games finally bows out on a high note. Seun Adigun and  Ngozi Onwumere on Wednesday finished 20th in their bobsleigh event at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games  South Korea, after completing the four heats in 3:29.60. They finished +7.15secs behind Germany’s  Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz, who won the race. Meanwhile,  Nigeria’s women’s bobsleigh team finished with the wooden spoon  but left with their heads held high after an emotional Olympic debut in the…

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Billy Graham Dies At 99

Graham: Dies

American evangelist Billy Graham, a spiritual advisor to a dozen US presidents, has died at age 99, US media reported, citing family sources. Tall and handsome, Graham, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, cut a charismatic figure as an evangelical preacher whose huge rallies found audiences on radio and television. He preached to a long line of US presidents, from Harry Truman to Barack Obama, and was featured in the recent mini series “The Crown” as a spiritual adviser to the young Queen Elizabeth II. Details later…

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UEFA Champions League: Montella Plot Sanchez’s Fall

Montella: Aiming for victory

Ahead of today’s UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie between Sevilla and Manchester United at the Pizjuan Stadium in Seville, Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella joked he might have to use a novel approach to dealing with the threat of Alexis Sanchez when his team come up against Manchester United in the Champions League on Wednesday, AFP reports. “Manchester have fantastic players and Sanchez has improved hugely over the course of his career,” said Italian Montella, who knows the Chilean from the time he spent in Serie A with Udinese.…

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Messi Breaks Chelsea Hoodoo

Messi: Breaks goal drought

Lionel Messi struck for the first time in nine games against Chelsea to give Barcelona the upper hand from the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday by salvaging a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Willian’s fine strike just after the hour mark had put Chelsea in command after earlier hitting both posts in the first half. However, one moment of carelessness cost Chelsea dear as Andres Iniesta intercepted Andreas Christensen’s pass to tee up Messi to swing the balance of the tie in Barca’s favour 15…

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