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Former Manchester United Boss Sir Alex Ferguson In A Critical Condition After Emergency Surgery

Sir Alex Ferguson the respected, non-nonsense former Manchester United manager is recovering in an intensive care unit, following an emergency surgery on Saturday for a brain haemorrhage. According to the statement from the club, the surgery of the 76-year-old Scot “had gone very well;” however, the former coach “needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery”. While he is recovering from the emergency operation in Salford Royal Hospital, Ferguson’s family has requested privacy both from the media…

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Human Trafficking and New Wave Of African Prostitution in Europe

The new wave of migration to Europe has produced many serious social challenges, amongst them, human trafficking, prostitution, drug violence, modern day slavery. Trying to escape the intimidating political challenges in their various countries, coupled with the quest to survive the crushing economic situation in their countries, many Africans are stubbornly heading to the West at all odds. Despite all the dangers and hurdles facing them before they reach their final destination – for those who are lucky to…

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I’m Ready for the World Cup – Iwobi

Nigeria and Arsenal attacker, Alex Iwobi has said he is ready for the 2018 World Cup billed for Russia. Iwobi told FIFA.Com he is already prepared as he has a very good idea of what to expect in his first appearance at the Mundial. The Super Eagles striker hopes that the regular trainings with world-class players have helped his game move up. He said, “The fact that I have been training with world-class players every day has given me…

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The Bill Cosby Conviction and the Sad Truth

For more than five decades, Bill Cosby, once known as “America’s Dad” was a household name in many families – in the USA, Africa and far beyond. He was a role model due to his role in many of his TV series – especial The Cosby show. Sadly, the name Bill Cosby is nowadays anything but fatherly. Just like many great names, he has fallen from grace to grass, thanks to sexual assault accusations against him from 60 women….

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The Border of Democracy: German Government Pays ‘Bin Laden Bodyguard’ Welfare

Sometimes, one is confronted with dicey, contentious and contradictory situations while trying to defend our modern democracy. More often than not, it becomes increasingly difficult to draw a line or set a clear border, where democracy ends and abuse of law begins. Generally, equal rights, equity and fairness amongst everyone are some of the components of democracy and the rule of law. However, it becomes ironic and indeed a discrepancy when the same democracy, which aims at creating fairness…

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Fears Over Eagles World Cup As Supreme Court Delivers Judgement

The hope of Nigerians seeing the Super Eagles feature with quite very high expectations in Russia at the World Cup in June may be dashed if the Supreme Court sacks the FIFA-recognised Amaju Pinnick-led board of the Nigeria Football Federation, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The court will deliver its judgement on the Pinnick-led board versus Chris Giwa group on Thursday. Giwa and his board had dragged the current board of the NFF to the Supreme Court to set aside the verdict…

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Wenger Leaves Arsenal After 22 years

Arsene Wenger will resign after this season as the trainer of Arsenal. The Frenchman has been the trainer of the London club for almost 22 years. Mr Wegner still has a contract with the club until the middle of 2019 The 68 -year old Wegner started as Arsenal’s trainer in 1996. Under his illustrious career, the club won three Champion League titles, seven FA Cups and seven Super cup titles. However, Arsenal won the last Champion League under Mr…

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Commonweath Games: Assessing African’s Performance

    How would you assess the performance of African countries at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia? Please tell us your opinion   Medal Table: Rank Nation Total 1 Australia 80 59 59 198 2 England 45 45 46 136 3 India 26 20 20 66 4 Canada 15 40 27 82 5 New Zealand 15 16 15 46 6 South Africa 13 11 13 37 7 Wales 10 12 14 36 8 Scotland 9 13…

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Eagles Promised $24m If Nigeria Wins World Cup

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has said that the Super Eagles players stand the chance of pocketing $24 million if they play in the final match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The World Cup will hold from June 14 to July 15 in various Russian cities. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Pinnick told newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday that the money was part of the agreement reached with the players to…

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The ‘No Tithes, No Heaven’ Sugarcandy Mountain Story.

Recently an esteemed Nigerian Pastor E A Adeboye, head of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, claimed that anyone who does not pay tithes is a candidate for hell. Hear him: “Anyone who is not paying his tithe is not going to heaven, full stop.” To understand the concept of the “tithe” better, let us go back to the origin of reformation. More than 500 years ago, a German Monk called Martin Luther tried to challenge certain things in…

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Ethiopia: Hopes in Hopelessness

The recent dinner reception hosted last night by Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his country’s opposition leaders and his promise to listen to alternative views of the opposition is not only a welcome development in a country, where a direct meeting between the government and the opposition is rare. It is indeed a gallant step other African leaders must inculcate. For a country deeply polarised and currently in the deep political turbulence since February, which led to…

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Nigeria: The Return of the Unwanted Messiah

Normally, when the Messiah comes to the people, he is usually welcomed with euphoria, hope and positive expectations. Not so in Nigeria. No trumpet. No excitement. The declaration of the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari that he would run for the second term as President has not only caused negative reactions amongst Nigerians, it has equally set the stock market crashing, fuelling fears and speculations that many investors might pick up their billions and find their way out of the…

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