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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Insecurity: Buhari Meets Ex-Presidents

Buhari and Obasanjo in warm embrace

A meeting of the Council of State presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari is currently holding inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.  Although, all living past Presidents and Heads of Government are members of the Council, former President Goodluck Jonathan, former President Shehu Shagari and former military dictator, Ibrahim Babangida are absent. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.) and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), are however attending the meeting which is the third of such under Buhari. The meeting, which began at 11:05am, is also being attended by Vice President…

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The Faces of Smugglers Nightmare

Hameed Ali: CG, Customs: Introduced Cargo Tracking Device

B y Stehen Ubanna Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General. Nigeria  Customs Service, NCS, appears to have  matched his word with action  with the introduction of  the cargo trace  and track tool technology into Customs  operations. Ali had alluded at the last International Customs Day Celebration  at  the Nigeria Customs Training College , Gwagwalada, Abuja, of the planned introduction of the security device , based on the ongoing discussion with the United States Information Communication Technology, ICT, giant, Oracle Corporation  for the use of its software to ”entrench…

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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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Nigeria ranks lower on transparancy international corruption index

Nigerian anti corruption war has been dealt a deadly blow by the recently released transparency international corruption perception index. For the fourth consecutive time, the country has slipped in the rating from last year result The country scored 27/100 and was ranked 136th in 2016, but the latest CPI scores Nigeria 28/100 and ranked it   No. 148 out of 180 countries surveyed. This represents 12 places below it’s level the previous year. Anti corruption is the major leg with which the current administration stands, but events tend to showcase…

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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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