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NDC’s boycott of IPAC meeting bad – PNC

  3news   Today, 4:10 p.m.

“We were not happy that, although the Electoral Commission, the truth is that they tried to make things transparent, even the printing of the ballot papers, they made sure all political parties were present when the ballot papers were printed, where it was going they made sure all political parties gave representatives to follow the ballot papers to all the regions that it was going. Reacting to the question of some of the introspections on the 2020 elections by the PNC, Ms. Nabila stated that, “truly we realized that, as a political party, Ghana is going to be in chaos if we do not pay attention to the way things are run because during each election period, what happens, the violence, the mistrust and the general atmosphere of what happened was not something the PNC is happy about”. And the NDC was not there and we were not happy because they are the biggest opposition party, and being there with their grievances would have been the best, so that we can all look at things holistically to be able to come up with resolutions that will be good, not for Electoral Commission or any political party but resolutions that will be good for Ghana” she intimated. She went on to say that, “they gave all political parties the opportunity to address what happened and the way forward, so all political parties were given the opportunity”. Nabila said this in an interview with TV3’s Komla Adom on Mid Day news, Thursday, April 22.The IPAC is a forum for the various political parties in Ghana and the Electoral Commission(EC) to dialogue on pertinent issues affecting the parties and the EC, and how to reach a consensus on how to remedy such shortcomings for a democratic, free and fair elections. She further appealed that, “we were really, really sad that the NDC were not present, and wherever they are we are pleading with them, no matter the problem and the grievances they have with Electoral Commission, no one is out there against them, we are all political parties and we want the will of the people to be established and ”The statement added “Moving forward, the party shall review its working relationship with the electoral management body and take appropriate steps to forestall the rigging of any future Elections in the country.
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Tension As Delta Police Headquarters Catches Fire

  Naijanews   Today, 4:06 p.m.

Confirming the incident, the Acting Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe said; "today 22nd April 2021, at about 1445 hours, there was a fire outbreak at the command control engine room. Cause of fire incident not yet known but suspected to be as a result of electrical spark from the communication engine room. It was gathered that the fire was caused by an electrical spark that occurred at the Command control engine room. However, the cause of the spark was not known as at press time, but a dependable source said some brave police officers made effort to rescue some vital documents from the unit and other offices sharing building with it.
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European Super League a 'necessity' - Barca president Laporta

  Guardianng   Today, 3:57 p.m.

La Liga president Javier Tebas seemed keen to ease tensions with Spain’s three breakaway clubs when he said football’s governing bodies were looking for “protective measures” instead of punishments. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)Barcelona president Joan Laporta described the European Super League as a “necessity” on Thursday but said the final decision would be given to the club’s members. “It is absolutely necessary the big clubs are able to express our opinion about the distribution of wealth given we contribute a lot. “We understand it is a necessity but on the other hand, the members will have the last word,” Laporta told Catalunya Radio. – Joan Laporta, 58, returned as Barcelona president today after winning the club’s elections by a clear margin, with his central pledge to try to persuade Lionel Messi to stay. “We’re not talking about sanctions,” said Tebas in a press conference.
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State files fresh charges against Ex-SSNIT boss

  3news   Today, 3:56 p.m.

Mr Ernest Thompson, and four others who have been accused of causing financial loss of more than $14.8 million in the SSNIT Operational Business Suite (OBS) project. The five-member panel, presided over by Justice Yaw Appau said the charges preferred against the accused persons do not meet the constitutional requirements. Mr Thompson that the prosecution failed to provide sufficient particulars on the offences levelled against him as required under Article 19 (2) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 122 of the Criminal Offences (Procedure) Act, 1960
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[Video] Family of woman who escaped lynching in Zabzugu blames chief

  3news   Today, 3:55 p.m.

According to them, the failure of police to arrest the perpetrators – who attacked and set the house of the 60-year-old ablaze – 48 hours after the incident is the mastermind of the chief. Family of 60-year-old Amina Mahama, who escaped being lynched by the youth of Nakpali over witchcraft accusation on Tuesday, April 20, have accused the chief of the community for interfering with police investigation. She noted that her mother’s business successes occasioned the hatred by the youth of the community including the chief who planned to kill her. ”She laments the delay by the security to arrest the perpetrators and blamed the chief for trying to ‘bury’ the case. On Tuesday, April 20 at about 10:00 am, some youth of Nakpali in the Zabzugu District of the Northern Region allegedly attacked and set her house ablaze. The youth allegedly accused her of having a hand in the death of Sulemana Issah in the community following a misunderstanding between the two. In July, 2020, a 90-year-old woman, Akua Denteh, was allegedly beaten to death by the youth of Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region. Barely a month after the Akua Denteh incident, another woman, Ibrahim Meiri, was attacked and inflicted with machete wounds by the youth of Sumpini, also in the Savannah Region.
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New minimum wage: Tripartite Committee begins processes

  3news   Today, 3:48 p.m.

“The process is that we have to put in place a technical committee which will consider all happenings within the economy; things like the inflation rate and the growth of the economy, and submit the report to us,” he said while speaking to journalists after the first meeting in Accra on Thursday, April 22, 2021.By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana
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Biafra: MASSOB Also Rejects UK Asylum, Says Buhari Is Behind The Offer

  Naijanews   Today, 3:41 p.m.

Despite the rejection of the offer by both MASSOB and IPOB as well as the warning by the federal government of Nigeria that the asylum offer by the UK government will undermine the country's security, the British government has insisted that all asylum and human rights claims from Nigerian nationals will be considered on their individual merits in accordance with its international obligations. The group however commended the reported move by the UK government but said it is better to get a referendum and become independent than to abandon their agitation and flee to the UK.IPOB also accused the UK government of creating the Nigerian nation without taking into consideration the many ethnic groups it was forcefully bringing together under one nation. MASSOB who rejected the offer said they can't be deceived or distracted by offers of asylum from the UK government but would rather pursue their Biafra agitation to a logical conclusion. after the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu has rejected the reported plans by the UK government to offer 'persecuted' members asylum. "The government of Britain is the sole architecture of the political, economical and religious problems of the people of Biafra in Nigeria even till today," MASSOB's statement said.
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Shed with Sherri Shepherd: 5 weight loss tips that helped her manage diabetes

  3news   Today, 3:38 p.m.

Sherri Shepherd celebrated her new weight (20lbs lighter) on IG, and we are drooling all over her new look after her weight loss. The American actress, author and comedian said she originally planned to lose 15lbs but dropped an extra five without the extra work. How much weight do want off your body?Be FocusedConstantly and persistently work towards your goal. Get up and get moving, even if it means getting off the bus two or three bus stops away and walking the rest of the journey. The American TV personality wrote, “ I’ve shed tears because I relied on sugar & carbs (the bad ones), cookies & candy to get me through but Most people gain huge amounts of weight when they binge-eat during depressive episodes. Take your pet out for a walk, use the stairs instead of the elevator, an evening stroll after supper, a few counts of skipping in the morning or clean up your space. Do not just say I want to lose weight. In 2018, the 53-year-old decided to start a sugar-free keto diet to improve her health. Be precise and clear about how you want to look at the end of the journey. In changing my lifestyle and my relationship to food, I love the way I feel.
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Boko Haram: Isa Ali Pantami A Cold-Blooded Beast - Fani-Kayode

  Naijanews   Today, 3:31 p.m.

I remember Gideon Akaluka who was beheaded in Kano many years ago, the young female RCCG Pastor who was murdered in the streets of Abuja for preaching the gospel a few years back, the 800 innocent souls that were butchered in their homes in Southern Kaduna on Christmas day in 2016, the thousands that were slaughtered in Plateau, Kano, Adamawa, Taraba, Benue, Gombe, Borno, Bauchi and so many other places over the years, the hundreds of thousands that were subjected to pogroms in the North in 1966 just before the civil war and the millions that were subjected to genocide and ethnic cleansing during that war. This self-seeking and fanatical monster and cold-blooded and heartless beast who regards himself as a high standing member of our community and who constantly and disrespectfully refers to Christians as "unbelievers" should be arrested by the authorities like a common criminal, stripped naked, put in chains, placed in a tiny monkey cage, paraded before the public, tried in a court of law and made to spend the rest of his sorry life in that facility for his undying and remorseless support and love for terrorist organisations like Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Whatever is behind his cowardly disposition and reluctance to stand up for himself like a man one thing is clear: not only should he resign or be dumped as a Minister but he also ought to be arrested and sent to Nigeria's equivalent of Guantanamo Bay which is a special facility for terrorists, built by the British Government a few years ago, in Kuje Prison in Abuja. Building bridges across religious, regional and ethnic lines and seeking to establish the peace between hitherto hostile groups and warring factions in our country does not include tolerating the presence of or fellowship with those who seek to kill our people, wipe out our Christian faith, destroy our values and norms and change our way of life. These ugly and sad events are indelibly entrenched in the minds, hearts, bodies, spirits and souls of millions of Christians in our country and the fact that, in accordance with the dictates of our faith, we are constrained to forgive and turn the other cheek must never be misconstrued for stupidity or weakness. He is a religious bigot, an ethnic supremacist, an unrepentant jihadist, a lover of bloodshed, carnage and terror and a psychopathic and clearly insane induvidual who may well have been responsible for the slaughter of many innocent Christians over the years as a consequence of his inflammatory rhetoric and reckless actions. I considered giving Pantami a soft landing a few days ago and opted to forgive him for his offensive, dangerous and repugnant vituperations only because he had publicly expressed his regrets but this is no longer the case because his expression of remorse was clearly not genuine or heart-felt. And there is so much more that he has said and done, including his allgeged participation in a frightful event in Bauchi state a few years ago which allegedly resulted in the tragic death of a young Christian student and which I will write about at a later stage. The minister said; "We are all happy whenever unbelievers are being killed," Mr Pantami said.  But the minister recanted the comments on Saturday, saying that he has "changed several positions taken in the past based on new evidence and maturity. The minister said this in three audio recordings of his teachings in the 2000s, when he condemned deadly operations of the then Al Qaeda and Taliban elements who were on a campaign to obliterate the West and conquer other parts of the world. Now that his friends and supporters are attempting, to justify and rationalise what he has said and done, I am free to speak my mind about Pantami and this short contribution serves only as the first shot. The latter had attempted to defend the indefensible by seeking to justify and rationalise the despicable and totally unacceptable submissions and actions of the embattled Minister of Communications, Sheik Isa Pantami. For him to publicly express the fact that he is "happy" when those he described as "unbelievers" are murdered reflects his homicidal, sociopathic and psychotic mind-set and is not only indefensible but also unforgivable. They are also ideologically coupled and embedded with the foreign Fulani terrorists and bandits that have plagued our land, that are killing our people, that are tormenting our farmers, that are raping our women and that have a strange and inexplicable affection for cows. :I am glad that a young, brilliant and deeply courageous freelance journalist by the name of David Hundeyin thoroughly thrashed, disgraced and removed the pants of a shameless ignoramus, bumbling fool and decrepit imbecile called Kabir Bako on Channels Televisions' ' His attempt to defend his evil ways and justify them by sending out idiots like Kabo to speak for him disgusts me. The mass murder, religious cleansing and endless, godless blood-lettting that we have witnessed over the years against Christians cannot and must not continue. Pantami in his submission while responding to audience questions about his views on the then leader of the terrorist group, Osama Bin Laden, stated that he still considers the leader of the extremists a better Muslim faithful to himself.
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Akuapem Poloo lands in Nsawam Prison despite bail

  3news   Today, 3:30 p.m.

Akuapem Poloo was sentenced to a 90-day imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court for the publication of a nude picture with her seven-year-old son in June, 2020.But
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Biafra: Army Arresting Igbo Youths - Ohanaeze Raises Alarm

  Naijanews   Today, 3:25 p.m.

The statement reads in part: "The military personnel, suspected to be led by the 34 Artillery Brigade, Owerri since Sunday have been arresting male residents and youths, particularly in Oguta and Ohaji communities and packing them into vans and taken to unknown destinations. The statement said the youths are being arrested and taken to unknown destinations over alleged links with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its security arm, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).The group, therefore, called on the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru to urgently stop the wave of arrests before it gives impetus to the proposal by the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to offer asylum to a person who actively and openly supports IPOB and likely to be at risk of arrest or detention, and ill-treatment which is likely to amount to persecution. the armed forces to arrest the Igbo youths without evidence of arms, means of violence or crime is cowardly, uncivilized and mostly unacceptable to Ohanaeze Ndigbo," it said. the other hand, we stand on a firm wicket that it is ruthless to arrest any Igbo in the guise of membership of a terrorist organization unless there is sufficient evidence of a crime or unlawful possession of firearms. Attahiru on Wednesday told the Senate Committee on Army, led by its Chairman, Sen. Ali Ndume that to defeat the insurgency, the Army apart from adequate funding, "requires equipment, weapons, armour fighting vehicles, platforms and various combat enablers. Attahiru also promised the continued commitment of the troops to their constitutional role of protecting the territorial integrity of the country and eliminate all threats.
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Isa Pantami Still A Supporter Of Extremist Islamic Sects - Ozekhome

  Naijanews   Today, 3:09 p.m.

The Leopard And Its Unchanging Spots', the human rights lawyer said Pantami is unfit to oversee critical digital and telecommunications agencies of government because "his antecedents are quite worrisome". He said: "Only recently, On March 22, 2021, Pantami's Ministry hosted a virtual flag-off ceremony for a capacity development programme empowering 600 people with VSAT Installation Skills. He said though the communications minister recently renounced his radical pro-Taliban comments " a leopard cannot change its spots". Why did it turn its focus away from these destructive extremist views of the very Minister in charge of Nigerians' information data, with unabridged access to same, including NIM, BVN, biodatas, Mike Ozekhome disclosed that the minister only last month contracted an Islamic TV to cover a Federal Government event. Rather, a very little-known Islamic TV channel called Al-Afrikiy was contracted to relay an event organized by a whole Federal Government of Nigeria.
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They're After Me — Borno Cleric Who Exposed Pantami In A Letter

  Naijanews   Today, 2:53 p.m.

Dukes while speaking with SaharaReporters noted that he has been receiving threats from strange numbers, but they will not succeed in their plans. I'm not moved by their threats, they tell me they will hit me, they will do this and that. If anybody tries to assassinate me, let him come. I tell them not to call me on the phone but to come to my house. I tell them anywhere they attack, I am ready for them. I am not a foolish pastor, if anyone tries to attack me, I will finish them. I am not moved by their empty threats.
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President Buhari Meets Northern Governors [Photos]

  Naijanews   Today, 2:47 p.m.

Others in the delegation are Governors Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi); Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna); Mai Mala Buni(Yobe); Abubakar Bello(Niger) and Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa).More details to come..
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Guerreiro keeps Dortmund in Champions League hunt

  Guardianng   Today, 2:05 p.m.

DFL REGULATIONSBorussia Dortmund moved back within four points of the Champions League places in the Bundesliga as Raphael Guerreiro’s late goal helped seal a 2-0 home win over Union Berlin on Wednesday. Borussia Moenchengladbach’s hopes of a second straight top-four finish were ended after conceding three second-half goals in a 3-2 defeat at mid-table Hoffenheim. At the other end of the table, Mainz are now five points from the relegation places after their 1-0 win at Werder Bremen thanks to Adam Szalai’s early strike. Gladbach were cruising with a 2-0 half-time lead after goals by Alassane Plea and Valentino Lazaro only for the home side to roar back. Dortmund’s Portuguese defender Raphael Guerreiro celebrates scoring the 2-0 goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Dortmund vs 1. “The second goal came at the right time – better late than never. Dortmund rode their luck before Guerreiro finished off a flowing move two minutes into added time as Haaland combined with Julian Brandt for the goal. Croatia striker Andrej Kramaric fired home either side of a Ihlas Bebou goal in a devastating 18-minute spell.
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Super League project 'on stand-by', says Real Madrid chief Perez

  Guardianng   Today, 1:55 p.m.

The project exists, but half of them have left, tired of what they have heard over 24 hours, saying they don’t want to continue,” said Perez. We have been working on this for three years and fighting against the financial situation in Spanish football,” said Perez. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez Rodriguez arrives at the team’s hotel in Cardiff, south Wales, on June 2, 2017 ahead of the UEFA Champions League final football match between Juventus and Real Madrid in Cardiff on June 3. It was like nothing I’ve seen in my career, like we had killed football. They all signed a binding agreement but in the end because of the Premier League avalanche, they said ‘hey, we’re off’.”“UEFA “There was someone in the English group, who didn’t have much interest in the Super League,” said Perez. “I have never seen aggression like it, from the president of UEFA and some presidents of the national leagues. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOReal Madrid president Florentino Perez insisted Wednesday that the European Super League was not doomed, but merely “on stand-by”. His note of defiance came despite all six English clubs as well as Inter Milan, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid turning their backs on the tournament, plans for which were only revealed on Sunday night.
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Benzema scores twice as Real Madrid cast aside Cadiz

  Guardianng   Today, 1:47 p.m.

And despite 10 of the 12 pulling out in the face of anger and opposition from all sides of the game, Real Madrid was still officially part of the breakaway tournament when the players kicked off on Wednesday night. Three goals in 10 minutes towards the end of the first half helped Madrid go top of the table on head-to-head, above Atletico Madrid, who play at home to Huesca on Thursday. Karim Benzema scored twice and set up another for Alvaro Odriozola to head in at the Ramon de Carranza Stadium, where any suggestion Madrid’s players might be destabilised after a hugely controversial few days was dismissed. Cadiz, who drop to 13th in the table, are a shining example of what sporting merit looks like, back in the top flight for the first time in 15 years and probably already safe, with nine points between them and the bottom three. But with the trophies insight, Madrid are a different proposition now, this their 16th game unbeaten and returning the team to winning ways after Sunday’s goalless draw away at Getafe. The second came three minutes later, Iza at fault again as he gave the ball away under pressure from Marcelo and Benzema crossed to the back post, where Odriozola nodded in.
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Pantami's Pro-Al-Qaeda Views Dangerous For Nigeria - APC Chieftain

  Naijanews   Today, 1:45 p.m.

, it has great consequences, to be fair, in terms of the security of this country for a minister of digital economy to have made a statement in the past that seems to undermine the present security commitment. In an interview with newsmen on Wednesday, Gagdi said the minister's past statements allegedly seem to undermine the present security commitment. How can you place that or juxtapose that with his present position?"The man that made a statement in the past against or supporting certain security situation — which is unlikely. "It has great security consequences on the security perception of this country. The member of the House of Representatives added that the past views of the minister will have an effect on the security perception of Nigeria. His statement has great implications for the security situation of this country. Has he made any compromising commitment towards those people or he has made a commitment that those people equally see him as an
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Conte says UEFA needs to change as Italian teams give up on Super League

  Guardianng   Today, 1:39 p.m.

Conte said that while sport should always be based on “meritocracy” and “traditions”, he believed the system of distribution of rights by the sport’s governing bodies needs to evolve. “The voices and the concerns of fans around the world have clearly been expressed about the Super League, and AC Milan must be sensitive to the voice of those who love this wonderful sport,” said the seven-time European champions. “Only a small part is given to clubs participating in competitions,” said the former Chelsea and Juventus coach after the Serie A leaders were held 1-1 in their midweek league game against Spezia. Juve chief football officer Fabio Paratici defended the project as “a unique opportunity to try to lend a hand to the whole football pyramid”. “(Juventus) believe that at present there are limited chances that the project be completed in the form originally conceived,” the Turin club said. The club, owned by US-investment fund Elliot, added: “Change is not always easy, but evolution is necessary for progress, and the structures of European football have evolved and changed over the decades. “Inter believes that football, like every sector of activity, must have an interest in constantly improving its competitions, to keep on exciting fans of all ages around the world, within a framework of financial sustainability. It takes time to metabolise,” he said after the team’s 3-1 league win over Parma on Wednesday. AFP)Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte, whose club were among 12 involved in the failed European Super League project, believes UEFA needs to consider a possible better distribution of revenues. “I want to make it clear that I have never been involved in discussions, I learned it on Sunday night like you did,” said Maldini. They added that they were “convinced of the soundness of the project’s sport, commercial and legal premises”.
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How Judicial Workers, Lawyers Blocked Osun Deputy Gov's Convoy

  Naijanews   Today, 1:24 p.m.

The convoy later managed to escape at the Petrol Station close to the State Government Secretariat, Abere when the vehicles entered through the first entrance of the filling station and exit through the second gate to boycott the protesters. The protesters refused to give way, forcing the convoy to move with the protesters.
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BREAKING: Gunmen Kidnap 18 Passengers In Oyo

  Naijanews   Today, 1:20 p.m.

It was learned that the gunmen forcefully flagged down the bus at gunpoint and led all the 18 passengers in the bus into a standby vehicle, then to an unknown destination.
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We've Identified Hotspots For Arms Trafficking In Nigeria - Police

  Naijanews   Today, 1:05 p.m.

Spokesperson of the Police, Frank Mba, made the disclosure while speaking on Thursday when he featured as a guest on 'Good Morning Nigeria', a programme on NTA.According to Mba, the hotspots are majorly the border areas across the country, adding that the unmanned borders offer easy passage for arms dealers. "We've also come to understand very clearly the international dimensions of arms trafficking, and that's why we are focusing on identifying, investigating and dismantling international arms smuggling syndicates. He said: "We've identified the hotspots for arms trafficking in Nigeria, and the hotspots are majorly the border areas. The police PRO noted that the police worked with other international agencies to apprehend the criminal syndicate.
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Arteta reveals personal apology from Arsenal owners over Super League plot

  Guardianng   Today, 1:03 p.m.

“They have the maximum responsibility to run the football club and what they said was: ‘apologies for disturbing the team, we did it without the capacity to communicate in a different way earlier and pass on my message to the players’. Arteta received a personal apology from Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke after his role in the failed Super League plot as the Gunners boss saluted supporters for sending the “strongest message” football has ever seen. “But, when the fans have to come out and talk, they’ve done it really loud and clear, and they sent probably the strongest message that has ever been sent in the football world. “This has given big lessons and it shows the importance of football in the world,” Arteta said. every club, leaving their interests apart, has done the right thing – which is, they are the ones (the fans), we have to listen to them, we put it aside and in 24 hours we kill the project. They were forced to withdraw after a furious public backlash against a competition that would have operated as a closed shop to control profits from European football. Arteta has had direct communication with the US-based Kroenke family over the controversial scheme and, asked if an apology was made, he said: “Yes, absolutely. ”Arteta believes the rapid and passionate response fans of Premier League clubs played a key role in convincing the Premier League owners to back down. Kroenke’s son Josh is reportedly set to address angry supporters at a Fans’ Forum on Thursday.
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Icardi, Neymar fire PSG into French Cup semis

  Guardianng   Today, 12:58 p.m.

Monaco, who have not won the trophy since 1991, are into the last four for the first time since a 5-0 loss to PSG in 2017.“I’m happy with the way we played, but also because we showed a very good team spirit and a very interesting fighting spirit,” said Kovac. AFP)Mauro Icardi netted a hat-trick and Neymar scored his first goal since January as holders Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Angers 5-0 on Wednesday to reach the French Cup semi-finals, while Lyon coach Rudi Garcia criticised referee Stephanie Frappart after being sent off in his side’s loss to Monaco. “We are very happy with the performance of the team, professional,” said PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino, whose side host Manchester City in their Champions League semi-final first leg in a week’s time. She sent Lyon coach Rudi Garcia to the stands midway through the first half, before ruling out a Maxwel Cornet goal five minutes into the second period after consulting the pitchside monitor for offside. ”Frappart has achieved several football firsts, becoming the first woman to referee a major men’s European game, a Ligue 1 match, a Champions League game and a men’s World Cup qualifier. Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentinian forward Mauro Icardi (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the French Cup quarter-final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and SCO Angers at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on April 21, 2021. It was the Brazilian’s first goal since a double against Lorient on January 31, having gone six games without a goal and spending time on the sidelines through injury and suspension. The reigning champions visit Metz in a crucial Ligue 1 game on Saturday, sitting one point behind league leaders Lille with five matches remaining in the season.
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Milan teams frustrated, Juve go third after Super League chaos

  Guardianng   Today, 12:52 p.m.

Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli denied Saelemaekers 10 minutes into the second half and saved from Calhanoglu six minutes later to keep his side in the game. A leaders Inter Milan were held at Spezia on Wednesday but extended their advantage to 10 points, as nearest rivals AC Milan fell to a 2-1 home defeat by Sassuolo after a chaotic few days amid the European Super League furore. Giacomo Raspadori came off the bench in the second half and scored twice in a seven-minute spell, after Hakan Calhanoglu had put Milan ahead on the half-hour mark. Cuadrado provided the corner which Matthijs de Ligt got his head to on 68 minutes to seal all three points for Juve, in front of club president Andrea Agnelli after three days of Super League turmoil. ’s inevitable that was we see the finish line arrive, there is a bit of pressure,” said Conte, whose side are targeting a first title since 2010.In Milan, Stefano Pioli’s hosts’ bid for a return to the Champions League for the first time since 2014 remains at risk, with top-four rivals Atalanta, Napoli and Lazio all in action on Thursday. Raspadori, 21, came off the bench and pulled his side level with 14 minutes to play and grabbed the winner in the 83rd minute. Before the game, Juve chief football officer Fabio Paratici had defended the Super League as “a unique opportunity to try to lend a hand to the whole football pyramid”. Ivan Perisic pulled Inter level after 39 minutes from an Achraf Hakimi cross, finding the net on his 200th appearance for the club. “We players had the game in mind, honestly for us nothing has changed,” said Juve defender Alex Sandro who scored a brace on the night. The leaders were unable to find a winner despite chances, with Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku both having goals ruled out in the final five minutes. Champions Juventus moved third, just one point behind AC Milan, after beating Parma 3-1, hours after the top three were forced to backtrack on plans to join the new 12-team closed tournament.
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[Video] Deputy Ministers in Akufo-Addo’s first term who were not reappointed

  3news   Today, 12:31 p.m.

A post shared by TV3 Ghana (@tv3_ghana)It is unclear why he was booted out of a ministry he so vocally defended in speech and deed.
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Breaking: Bandits Attack Kaduna Hospital, Abduct Two Nurses

  Naijanews   Today, 12:17 p.m.

The kidnappers who are understood to have contacted the parents of the affected students also threatened to kill the students if their demands are not metMore details later..
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Champions League semis likely to go ahead: UEFA president

  Guardianng   Today, 12:10 p.m.

Football’s most powerful clubs faced mounting calls on Thursday for reprisals over the European Super League fiasco, as the rebel competition’s boss insisted it was merely “on standby” despite nine of the 12 founding teams pulling out. it is plainly horrible to see greed can be so powerful that it makes you care nothing about the sport we all love, about European culture and tradition, about fans and, ultimately, about personal friendships,” said Ceferin — a family friend of Agnelli. “There is 244 clubs on our side out of the 247 in Europe… We expect they (Super League clubs) will realise their mistakes and suffer the consequences,” Ceferin said. From time to time I would hear rumours that something was being prepared, but I naively could not believe that the people who were talking with me on a daily basis about our future were, in fact, preparing a different thing behind our backs,” he said. AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINIThe Champions League semi-finals next week are expected to go ahead, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said, after a plan by some top clubs to create a Super League caused chaos.
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Release All Victims — Gumi Urges Bandits In Ramadan Sermon

  Naijanews   Today, 11:38 a.m.

The gunmen who stormed institution in Kaduna State, and abducted some students have demanded N800m as ransom before they can release their victims. Recall that bandits on Wednesday abducted unidentified number of students of Green Field University located along the Abuja-Kaduna highway during an attack on the school. while speaking with SaharaReporters on Thursday said he is surprised that bandits are still attacking despites Gumi's appeal. The spokesman of the cleric, Salisu Hassan, said his principal on Tuesday stated this during his Ramadan Tafsir
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Pair trawling disturbing fisherfolks, enforce the laws – Governance Expert to Govt

  3news   Today, 11:32 a.m.

With the towing power of two boats and no otter boards, a larger net may be worked than would otherwise be possible, or alternatively, the two boats can share increased fuel efficiencyAsked how long been pair trawling been going on, Mr Martey who hails from a fishing community, Ningo Prampram answered “ not less than twenty years. He explained on the Sunrise show on 3FM Thursday April 22 that pair trawling is currently the fishing sector of the economy, a situation he said requires the government’s immediate attention. Pair trawling is a fishing activity carried out by two boats, with one towing each warp, the towing cables.
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Six African Heads Of State Who Have Succeed Their Parents

  Naijanews   Today, 11:09 a.m.

President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé Eyadéma was born on June 6, 1966, and is a politician who has been president since 2005.Before becoming president of Togo, his father, President Gnassingbé Eyadéma, had given him a ministerial post from 2003 to 2005.Following the death of President Eyadéma in 2005, Gnassingbé was hastily appointed as the new president with the support of the military. President Ali Bongo Ondimba is the son of former Gabonese President Omar Bongo, who ruled the country from 1967 until his death in 2009.He is Gabon's third president since October 2009, following the death of his father. After the assassination of President Laurent, Joseph was appointed the new President on January 26, 2001.It has inherited a host of wars that have engulfed the country, and most of the regions have been without a government or other vital resources, and the economy has collapsed due to high levels of violence. Chad's new president, Mahamat Idris Deby, is a military general who is less than 40 years old, succeeding President Idriss Deby Itnu on April 20, 2021.General Mahamat Idriss Déby was born in 1983 where he became one of the children of the late Idriss Deby. Kabila lost a landslide victory, defeating his rival Jean-Pierre Bemba in a referendum in October 2006.In early 2008, Kabila signed a peace deal with 20 rebel groups fighting in the east of the country, but the deal fell apart and some rebels returned to the waters. He ascended the throne on July 23, 1999, following the death of his father, King Hassan II.Shortly after his ascension to power, King Mohammed VI addressed the nation on television that tackling poverty and corruption by creating jobs and improving the human rights sector. General Mahamat Déby Itno, the son of Chadian President Idriss Deby, was sworn in on Tuesday following the death of his father as a result of injuries sustained in clashes with rebels. Following the revision of the country's constitution in 2002, multi-party elections were held for the first time in forty years. Laurent became president he returned the country to its original name, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and from there Joseph was sent to China for further military training. He was only eight years old when his father Omar Bongo became president in 1967 according to French historian François Gaulme. An illness that has plagued him in recent years has caused concern in the country, where until the military attempted a coup - which was unsuccessful. Joseph Kabila Kabange presided over the Democratic Republic of Congo from January 2001 to January 2019.He took office 10 days after the assassination of his father, President Laurent-Désiré Kabila. At the time of his father's death, he was the head of the presidential guard, according to a BBC correspondent in Chad.
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South-East: Criminals Using IPOB's Name To Commit Crime - Umahi

  Naijanews   Today, 11:02 a.m.

"That is what is happening in south-east because IPOB and ESN have a number of times come out to say they are not into terrorism and violence, and the people burning police stations and killing are not their members. Umahi in his statement said some criminals not affiliated with IPOB are using the group's name to commit crime in the south-east. What happens now in south-east is that criminals who may not necessarily be members of IPOB and ESN, will go and commit crimes and they need a name.
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Arewa Youths Make Fresh Demands After UK Insists On Asylum For IPOB

  Naijanews   Today, 10:59 a.m.

However, the British government has replied the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government after it kicked against the granting of asylum to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).The British High Commission stated on Wednesday that all asylum and human rights claims from Nigerian nationals will be considered on their individual merits in accordance with its international obligations. Naija News recalls the federal government of Nigeria had warned the government of the United Kingdom against its plan to grant asylum to members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra "It's a clear indication that the Nigerian government would have to review its relationship with the United Kingdom, UK, because they cannot have a good relationship with a state such as Nigeria and at the same time be giving asylum to a major threat, who is an enemy of this country, a criminal with his organisation proscribed and listed among those of terrorist organisation in the world. (MASSOB).But reacting to the plan by the UK government, Nigeria's Minister for Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said if indeed the UK government has such plans for IPOB and MASSOB members, then something is wrong somewhere, adding that it will be sabotage against Nigeria's fight against terrorism. National President of the AYCF, Yerima Shettima said if the UK goes ahead to give asylum to IPOB members whose organization has been proscribed and labelled a threat to Nigeria's security, the UK government is also part of Nigeria's problems. Nigerian government must be decisive; it is either the UK government repatriates him to face his trials or they say that Kanu is better than Nigeria," Shettima said in a chat with Daily Post on Wednesday.
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Adegboruwa Condemns Judicial Workers' Partial Strike In Lagos

  Naijanews   Today, 10:54 a.m.

"Why do we deceive ourselves?"Personally, I'm concerned that the government of Lagos State is doing so much to abort the strike action, in the same fashion that it succeeded in dividing the NBA into executive sessions in State House Marina, instead of mass action. From my records, the federal government is in compliance with financial autonomy even more than Lagos State, yet federal workers are on solidarity strike. According to the Chairman of JUSUN Lagos, Asiwaju Shobowale Kehinde, the union has concluded arrangements to write the national body of the association requesting permission to partially resume work. But JUSUN in Lagos State on Wednesday announced that that it will partially resume work after the state government's intervention. The senior lawyer, however, accused the Lagos state government of doing so much to abort the strike action.
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Senate Seeks Collaboration Between The Nigerian Military And Police

  Naijanews   Today, 10:51 a.m.

Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru said the visit was timely, given the need for dialogue between the commission, the army and the police to provide them with operational capacity and additional equipment to deal with security challenges. This is the first visit by the Acting Chief Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, since his appointment, who said it would definitely help end the scourge of piracy and other evils plaguing the country.
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Pius Hadzide was a bad example of a Deputy Minister – Adam Bonaa

  3news   Today, 10:49 a.m.

“I must say someone like the former Deputy Minister Pious, I hope these guys who have been given the privilege to serve, will serve us diligently and respect us. International security analyst, Mr Adam Bonaa has said that a former Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide was a bad example of a deputy minister in President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s first administration. Mr Akufo-Addo did not re-appoint Mr Hadzide to serve in his second term after he submitted the list of his deputy ministerial nominees to Parliament for vetting and approval.
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Five Ghanaians nabbed at Dubai Int’l Airport for drug trafficking

  3news   Today, 10:42 a.m.

A total of five Ghanaians have been arrested at the Dubai International Airport since January, 2021 for trying to traffic marijuana to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).According to a statement by the Consulate General of Ghana in Dubai, all the five arrested had their parcels given to them by agents in Ghana who also acquired visas for their victims. ”The Consulate therefore advised Ghanaians resident in the UAE to inform relatives coming over to Dubai never to take any parcels from agents or any other person in Ghana “except if they can inspect and ascertain the true content of the message/parcel”.
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Chad Rebels Threatens To Attack N'Djamena 48 Hours After Deby's Burial

  Naijanews   Today, 10:37 a.m.

Categorically rejecting the transition put in place by the army headed by Deby's son, General Mahamat Kaka, the rebels announced that they are only a hundred kilometres from N'Djamena, the Chadian capital, and that 'they would launch an offensive in 48 hours, right after the president's funeral ceremony. We are waiting in 48 hours after his burial, we will start the fire, "said a member of the rebel group. If they intervene physically, there will be civil war in the capital and that is what we expect," said the close friend of the rebel leader. Naija News understands that President Deby will be buried on Friday, April 23 in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, who announced that he would attend the funeral, despite the tense situation in the country. "His son wants to organize the transition on his own, but we are 100 kilometres from the capital for the moment. We, our problem is to take the capital and reorganize the transition to hand over power to civil society, not to another soldier.
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Buhari's Silence On Pantami Dangerous – Ezekwesili

  Naijanews   Today, 10:35 a.m.

She wrote, "The @NigeriaGov @NGRPresident @MBuhari may not realize that the world is following the ugly developments on our country's Minister of Communication and how his government is handling or in fact ignoring to handle it. @NGRPresident @MBuhari may not realize that the world is following the ugly developments on our country's Minister of Communication and how his government is handling or in fact ignoring to handle it. The minister said this in three audio recordings of his teachings in the 2000s, when he condemned deadly operations of the then Al Qaeda and Taliban elements who were on a campaign to obliterate the West and conquer other parts of the world. In a post via her Twitter handle on Thursday, Ezekwesili also faulted the federal government method in handling accusations against the minister, adding that the President's silence on the matter is dangerous. But the minister recanted the comments on Saturday, saying that he has "changed several positions taken in the past based on new evidence and maturity. The former minister added that the Western world is watching the development surrounding Pantami and how the Buhari government would handle the situation. The minister said; "We are all happy whenever unbelievers are being killed," Pantami said.
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Arrest Nigerians Who Make False Claims On Social Media, Umahi Tells DSS

  Naijanews   Today, 10:16 a.m.

"The way to prevent this thing is that if you are making unsubstantiated statements in the social media, the police, the SSS, you should be invited to explain and this is no politics because the country cannot fold our hands and allow people to plunge the country into another war and this is very important. I have in the state now should have stopped but for the politicians who are making unguarded accusations and statements in the social media and then people outside the state will just cash on on that and emotions will rise and the problem will continue. He noted that politicians making unguarded utterances on social media are responsible for the unrest being witnessed in Ebonyi state. "I was told that one of the world wars started with a family quarrel and so if you are making a statement on social media calling it freedom of speech, you must come to the law to substantiate it.
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