Kante scores winner as Chelsea beats Leicester 2: 1

New signing, N’Golo Kante gave his former club another reason not to have sold him as defending English Premier League champion Chelsea beat Leicester 2-1 on Saturday. Talk before the match focused on another former Leicester player Danny Drinkwater — who stayed on the Chelsea bench but it was Kante who made the difference at King Power Stadium. Kante, Drinkwater’s ...

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Arsenal shakes Anfield’s defeat, beat Bournemouth 3-0

Arsenal bounced back from a terrible performance at Anfield against Liverpool by beating a unimpressive Bournemouth 3-0 in a routine win. Arsenal were never put under much of a threat from Eddie Howe’s side, and controlled the game throughout. Arsenal fielded their strongest side of the year, which featured an actual left back playing at left back and an actual right back ...

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Ten man Liverpool lose to Man City as Jesus’ brace seal win for ‘the citizens’

Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City crushed Liverpool 5-0 in the English Premier League at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Of course, it was going to end up this way with the visitors forced to play the second half down to 10 men for about 53 minutes. The result sends City, temporarily at least, to the top ...

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Nigeria overpower Cote d’Ivoire in Afrobasket tournament

Basketball fans on Saturday commended Nigeria’s D’Tigers for their narrow defeat of Cote d’Ivoire, 78-77 in the 2017 Tunisia-Senegal FIBA Afrobasket men’s Championship that dunked off on Sept. 8. D’Tigres, the competition’s defending champions were made to work their socks off by the Ivoirians, who are no push-over in the men’s basketball terrain. Team Captain, Ike Diogu proved his worth ...

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Social media abuzz 24 hours after Don Williams’

In less than 24 hours, the news of the death of country music ace, 78-year-old Don Williams, has shattered the social media, recording more than 60 million tweets. Notable among celebrities that are mourning the award winning country singer is Kenny Rogers, who tweeted: “Sending my sincere and heartfelt prayers to the families & friends of Don Williams’’. A statement ...

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APC to Atiku, others: Watch your utterances

The Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), North West Zone, Inuwa Abdulkadir, on Friday cautioned members of the party to watch their utterances and not hide under the freedom of speech to bring the party to disrepute. Abdulkadir, who was reacting to a statement credited to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar that he has been sidelined by both President Muhammadu ...

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Adebayo Faleti buried in Oyo country home

The late cultural icon, Adebayo Faleti, was buried in his Agboye Village, Oyo State, on Friday. The interment was preceded by a funeral service held at the First Baptist Church, Oyo. Eminent personalities at the event included Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, a retired Archbishop of the Methodist Church, Rt. Rev. Ayo Ladigbolu, Nollywood actors, government functionaries, theatre practitioners, youth groups ...

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Army to launch operation to check IPOB’s activities in South East

The Nigeria Army is set to launch “Operation Ogbu Eke II’’ – “Python Dance II’’, in the South East to check violent agitations of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and other forms of criminalities. Making the disclosure was Maj-Gen. David Ahmadu who is the Chief of Training and Operations, announced this at a news conference on Friday in ...

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Governors, ministers want Buhari back in 2019, says El Rufa’i

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasiru El-Rufa’i has stated that governors and ministers serving under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have resolved to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to contest the 2019 presidential election. El-Rufa’i, who made this known to State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday, said ...

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Man, 29, in court for allegedly defiling a 4-year-old boy

A 28-year-old man, Naziru Isa, was on Friday dragged by the Police before a Kano Magistrate Court for allegedly defiling a four-year-old boy. Isa, who resides at Dandago Quarters Kano, was charged to court for defilement. The Prosecutor, Insp. Pogu Lale, told the court that one Muhammad Ayuba reported the matter at Gwale police Division on August 13. Lale said the defendant ...

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