Arsenal face Porto, Napoli battle Barca in UCL Round of 16

Barcelona will face Napoli, while Arsenal were drawn against Porto on Monday’s draw for the Champions League last 16, from which the meeting of last season’s runners-up, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid, appears to be the standout tie with the first legs to take place in mid-February and the return matches in March . Holders […]

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Contributory pension retirees demand minimum stipend implementation

Retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme have demanded the implementation of minimum pensions. They made their request known in a statement titled, ‘Demand for the full implementation of Contributory Pension Scheme in Nigeria,’ which was signed by the President, Contributory Pensioners Union of Nigeria, Eleyele Branch, Ibadan, Matthew Shittu. In the statement, they sought the […]

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No treatment for Dengue fever, exercise caution — NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has said there is no specific treatment available for the dengue fever. It, therefore, urged Nigerians, especially people living in Sokoto, to take preventive measures against the virus. The NCDC had on Saturday confirmed the outbreak of dengue fever in Sokoto State. “Available data shows that prevention […]

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Ex-PANDEF secretary, others knock Wike, defectors

The National Coordinator, South-South Elders Forum, Chief Anabs Sara-Igbe, has said that the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, cannot be subservient to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike. Sara-Igbe, who stated this during an interview on Sunrise Daily, Channels Television’s programme on Saturday, said it was difficult to control a sitting governor […]

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I have zero tolerance for corruption, says Adeleke

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, says his leadership is underpinned by four principles, one of which is zero tolerance for corruption. He described as unhealthy a situation where politicians manipulate elections to gain political power, adding that Africa has a deficit of ethical leadership. According to a statement on Sunday by his spokesman, Olawale Rasheed, […]

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EFCC seeks law to seize unexplained wealth

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ola Olukoyede, has called for legislation against unexplained wealth, as a way of checking the criminal activities of treasury looters in the country. The EFCC spokesperson, Mr Dele Oyewale, in a statement, quoted Olukoyede as making the call at a two-day International Law Conference organised […]

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Abuja community laments kidnappers’ attacks, seeks govt help

Residents of the Kuchibuyi community in Kubwa, Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, have expressed displeasure at the incessant attacks in the area by some suspected kidnappers. PUNCH Metro learnt from some of the residents that about three kidnapping attacks had been witnessed in 2023 while members of the vigilante group foiled […]

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‘Brilliant’ Boniface helps Leverkusen slay Frankfurt to go seven clear

Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, who are seven and eight points behind respectively, can narrow the gap to Leverkusen when they clash in the Bavarian capital later on Sunday. Xabi Alonso’s unbeaten Leverkusen, who have won 21 and drawn three of 24 matches in all competitions this season, overran the visitors thanks to a brilliant Boniface […]

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Van Dijk slams Man Utd’s caution after Liverpool draw

Van Dijk was frustrated that struggling United opted for a cautious game plan that left little room for Liverpool to exploit. Liverpool’s failure to break down United’s massed defence cost them the top spot in the Premier League as Arsenal took pole position following their win over Brighton. Taking a swipe at United’s negative performance, […]

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Arsenal top Premier League as Liverpool prepare to host Man Utd

Arsenal beat Brighton 2-0 on Sunday to dislodge Liverpool from the top of the Premier League as Jurgen Klopp’s men prepared for a blockbuster clash against struggling Manchester United. Aston Villa, fresh from potentially season-defining wins against Manchester City and Arsenal, came from behind to beat 10-man Brentford 2-1, while West Ham crushed Wolves 3-0. […]

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