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Iniesta Joins Japan Club Side, Vissel Kobe

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta joined Japan’s Vissel Kobe on Thursday, calling his J-League move an “important career challenge”. “This is a very special day for me,” the 34-year-old World Cup winner said after signing his contract at a glitzy unveiling in Tokyo. “I had a lot of offers, other clubs showed an interest in me,” added Iniesta, who is reported to have agreed a three-year deal with an annual salary of $30 million, comfortably a J-League record. “But I chose Vissel Kobe because it was an interesting project. There was…

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2018 World Cup: Ndidi Recuperating Faster

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has recovered “faster than expected” from a hamstring injury and will soon join Nigeria’s full World Cup training, an official said Thursday. Ndidi has been training on his own in the southern city of Uyo, where the squad have their training camp, since the World Cup camp opened officially on Tuesday. Super Eagles spokesman Toyin Ibitoye said Ndidi’s recovery has been ahead of schedule and he will soon join the squad’s full training. “In a couple of days, he will join the full training,” Ibitoye…

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Buhari Appoints Musiliu Smith As PSC Chairman

By Akinwale Kasali Former Inspector General of Police, Musiliu Smith as been appointed by President Muhammadu Buahri as the new Chairman of Police Service Commission, PSC. Smith will replace the present Chairman of the commission, Mike Okiro. Buhari also appointed five others as members of the PSC. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read Buhari’s letter seeking legislative confirmation of the appointment as well as members of the commission.

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Dearth Of Scanners At The Ports, Worsened By Unusual Server Break Down

By Stehen Ubanna Those who think that the  $120 million scanner equipment inherited by the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, from Cotecna, SGS Scanning Nigeria Ltd and  Globascan Systems Nigeria Ltd, the former service provider for its operations at the eaports, airport and land border stations, in 2013,   are still  in good working condition  would be disappointed. This is because virtually all the inherited scanners had broken down , thus making mandatory for imported  goods to be physically examined at the ports and land border stations in the country. Before the…

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Police nab bank fraudsters

By Chibuike Osuji A notorious gang of fraudsters has been busted by the Nigerian Police. The group, which specializes in Bank fraud, was apprehended recently by members of the Nigerian Police force who have been trailing their activities through their special fraud unit. The syndicate is said to be responsible for most calls received by Nigerians who claim that the victims BVN has ran into administrative problems and will be ratified. Hey always give a dedicated phone number where the victim should contact bank officials to ratify the problem in…

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Catholic Church Mass Protest In Lagos

catholics faithful on a peaceful protest

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018,  of the leadership of the Catholic Church in Nigeria mobilised mobilised its members out  on a peaceful protest across the country. As early as 8 a.m, thousands  of Catholic  Church worshipers in Lagos and its environs had gathered at St.  Leo, Toyin street, Ikeja for the peaceful protest over the insecurity problems in the country, leading to the killing of two priests and thousands of Worshippers in Benue and other sates of the Federation.  The protest was led i Lagos by the  Adewale  Martins. the …

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Season of Political Plots

By Stephen Ubanna This appears to be a season of alarms  by political office holders of  plot of assassination them or unseat them from office with the active connivance of  other government officials. One of such top government  functionaries  to have raised  alarm in the recent time of plot to kill him by agents of state was Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state. the alarm may not be unconnected with the frosty relationship between him and Rotimi Chibuike  Amaechi,  a former governor of the state  and now minister of  Transport…

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Police: Buhari Sidelines South east

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The South east is currently at its lowest ebb in the Nigerian police. Before now, of the 36 state police commands and the FCT, the zone was in charge of only two state commands-Imo and Borno. However, with the removal of Chris Ezike as the Imo state Commissioner of Police, the South east is now left with only Damian Chukwu, who heads the Borno state Command. Also, keen followers of the ongoing recruitment into the Nigerian Police by the police Service Commission, PSC, lament that the exercise…

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Arsenal Set To Unveil Unai Emery

By Akinwale Kasali After 22 years in the saddle as Arsenal FC coach, Frenchman, Arsene Wenger is leaving office to be occupied by former Paris Saint Germain and Seviall Coach, Unai Emery. The Spaniard Emery was appointed as Arsenal’s first new manager in 22 years on Wednesday. Here are three things the Spaniard must deal with to ensure a smooth transition from the Arsene Wenger era: Solve the Ozil conundrum Mesut Ozil’s diffident personality and alarming habit of drifting to the periphery of matches proved a major problem for Wenger.…

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2019: More International Pressures May Mount on President Buhari to Jettison Ambition

Olusegun Obasanjo, farmer and former president, has been at the forefront of the Buhari Must Go campaign, though he was one of those that supported his election bid in 2015. His current position has resulted in what analysts have described as Buhari breaking protocol to directly attack a former head of state and a retired General, a position that is uncommon due to the so called espirit-de-corps that exist between retired officers. Recently, where receiving his supporters at Aso Rock, Buhari obliquely referred to Obasanjo’s power project when he was…

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