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Louis van Gaal: Stupid Chris Smalling Cost Manchester United Against City

4 years ago /

Louis van Gaal branded Chris Smalling “stupid” for picking up a second yellow card that reduced Manchester United to 10 men and contributed to their 1-0 derby defeat, sealed by Sergio Agüero’s winner at the Etihad Stadium. The game was scoreless when Smalling upended James Milner after 39 minutes causing the...

Circus Tiger Kills Eight-year-old Girl In China

4 years ago /
International News 

An eight-year-old Chinese girl was killed by a circus tiger after she slipped into an enclosed “animal training site“, state media said. The girl died of her injuries in hospital following the attack at Leheledu Amusement Park in the southwestern city of Chongqing, Xinhua reported, citing the park. She was visiting the...

Manchester City Keeping Tabs On Liverpool Skipper Steven Gerrard

4 years ago /
Sports  

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has hinted at a move for Steven Gerrard if the midfielder fails to agree a new deal at Liverpool. The former England captain will be out of contract in June and has yet to agree terms on extending his 16-year career at Anfield. Concerns were raised at...

The Strength Of The U.S. Dollar Reflects Global Economic Reality

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

Ever since the Wall Street financial crisis of 2008, predictions of the dollar’s demise have come fast and furious. As the U.S. economy sank into recession, so too did confidence that the greenback could maintain its long-held position as the world’s No.1 currency. In Beijing, Moscow and elsewhere, policymakers railed...

David Moyes Linked To Vacant Real Sociedad Job

4 years ago /
Sports  

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has been linked with the manager’s job at Real Sociedad after Jagoba Arrasate was sacked on Sunday.  Arrasate was fired by the Basque club after a disappointing start to the campaign that has left them in the La Liga relegation zone. They have won just one...

Aviation Minister, Chidoka Tasks NAAPE On Safety Standards

4 years ago /
Transport  

The Minister of Aviation, Mr Osita Chidoka, has urged the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) not to compromise safety standards in the sub-sector. The minister said in a message to the National Executive Council meeting of NAAPE in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, on Saturday. According to a statement given to...

Rivers's PDP Chairman Expresses Joy Over Peaceful Successful Congresses

4 years ago /
Politics 

The chairman Rivers state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Felix Obuah has expressed joy and satisfaction over the peaceful and successful conduct of ward congresses in the 319 wards of the state. The PDP chairman also commended party members for peacefully turning out en-masse to vote delegates of their...

Romania's PM Ponta Wins First Round Of Presidential Election

4 years ago /
International News  Politics 

Prime Minister Victor Ponta led the first round of Romania's presidential election, a step towards a victory that would consolidate his leftist party's hold on power but would also raise questions about judicial independence. With nearly all ballots counted, Ponta, leader of the Social Democrats and a former prosecutor and amateur...

World Trade Center Reopens For Businesses 13 Years After 9/11 Terrorist Attack

4 years ago /
International News 

Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business — marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. Publishing giant Conde Nast will start moving Monday into One World Trade Center, a 104-story, $3.9 billion skyscraper that dominates the Manhattan...

2014 Budget Implementation Going As Planned - DG Budget Office

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Dr Bright Okogu, says implementation of the 2014 budget is on the right track. Okogu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. He said that most components of the 2014 budget were being seen to on...

Germany Urges Russia To Respect Unity Of Ukraine After Donetsk Elections

4 years ago /
International News 

The German foreign minister has called on Russia to respect “the unity of Ukraine” after a controversial vote in the rebel-held east of the country gave victory to pro-Russia rebels. Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the elections had “gone against the letter and the spirit of the Minsk agreement” aimed at bringing peace...

2015: Alao-Akala Not Jittery Over Exercise - Team Akala

4 years ago /
Politics 

Team Akala, a support group for the re-election of former Gov. Adebayo Alao-Akala of Oyo State in 2015, has said that its principal is not jittery over the exercise. The group said this in a statement signed by its Coordinator, Mr Niran Adeyoju, and made available to the News Agency of...

Army Clears Protesters, Fires Warning Shots In Burkina Faso

4 years ago /
Politics 

Burkina Faso's army cleared thousands of protesters from the capital and opened fire at state TV headquarters on Sunday, killing one person, as it sought to restore order following the resignation of President Blaise Compaore two days ago. Compaore's 27 years in charge of the landlocked former French colony ended abruptly...

N220Bn MSME Fund: CBN Warns Against Fraudsters

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has not appointed any agent to sell forms for the disbursement of the N220 billion Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) fund. This is contained in a statement signed by Alhaji Ibrahim Mu'azu, Head, Corporate Communications, on Sunday in Abuja. The bank said it...

Wada Probes Kogi LGs’ Accounts

4 years ago /

Gov. Idris Wada of Kogi has ordered a comprehensive audit of the accounts and finances of the 21 local government areas in the state. In a statement issued on Sunday in Lokoja, the governor said that the exercise had become necessary due to inability of the local government areas to pay...

 

Police Declare Man Wanted Over Acid Bath On Neighbour

4 years ago /
Security 

The Enugu State Police Command on Sunday declared one Ikenna Ozioko of Umuezebi, Nsukka, wanted for allegedly pouring acid on his neighbour. This is contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Ebere Amarizu, in Enugu. According to the statement, the victim, Ikenna Ozioko, and the suspect...

 

2015: Kebbi APC Considering Adopting Consensus Governorship Candidate

4 years ago /
Politics 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi State says it is working towards a consensus governorship candidate for the 2015 polls. The party said each of the three senatorial districts would present an aspirant for screening before zeroing in on one candidate. The Chairman of the Resolution Committee of the party, Alhaji Suleiman...

 

Couple Have Wedding Four Meters Under Water In A Turquoise Blue Lagoon In Bora-Bora

4 years ago /
International News  Oddities 

These beautiful wedding shots capture the moment a couple tied the knot - underwater. The stunning wedding was organized by a dive club called Top Dive, which has launched a new concept for wedding tourism in French Polynesia. The bride and groom held hands as they stood in front of a Polynesian...

Minimum Wage: Consider Revenue Profile, Budget Office Tells Stakeholders

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Budget Office of the Federation has urged stakeholders in the review of workers’ minimum wage to consider the revenue generation profile of the country in taking decisions. The Director-General of the office, Dr Bright Okogu, gave the advice in an interview with the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja...

Rice Dealers In Asaba Record High Patronage

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Barely two months to the New Year, rice dealers in Asaba, Delta, are presently recording high patronage from various consumers. A survey conducted by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba indicted that beside patronage from the neighbouring states, civil servants from various cooperative societies in the state are requesting...