Sheffield Shock Manchester United

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Rock-bottom Sheffield United put a huge dent in Manchester United’s Premier League title hopes on Wednesday, beating Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s off-key side 2-1 at Old Trafford. United knew they had to respond after Manchester City leapfrogged them at the summit with a 5-0 hammering of West Brom on Tuesday but they were well short of their best on a frustrating night. Kean Bryan gave the visitors a shock first-half lead that former Blades defender Harry Maguire cancelled out, only for Oliver Burke’s heavily deflected strike to seal a first away win against Manchester United since 1973. The result leaves United on 40 points — one behind City — but Pep Guardiola’s side now have a game in hand and are looking increasingly likely to win a third title in four seasons. Solskjaer told BT Sport the “magic was missing” from his side, who slipped to their first league defeat since November 1, and said the referee had made two mistakes. “They defended well, fair play to them but we didn’t have the right ideas or solutions,” said the Norwegian. “The first goal is a foul, Billy Sharp runs into David de Gea. At the other end, no foul for the disallowed goal for us but it’s that kind of season. Two mistakes by the referee.” Even in such an unpredictable season, this result stood out as one of the biggest shocks of the campaign. Before the match Sheffield United had just five points to show from 19 games — the worst haul in Premier League history — and had not beaten the Red Devils since 1993. Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford flashed an early shot narrowly wide but they were short of ideas against the battling away team. The Blades broke the deadlock midway through the first half when Bryan rose to glance home John Fleck’s corner after De Gea failed to punch clear. Billy Sharp appeared to nudge the Spanish goalkeeper from behind but the goal was allowed to stand. Manchester United[…]

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Chief Sunday Igboho Reveals How Much He Lost In House Fire

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Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said that what was destroyed at his old house set ablaze by arsonists cannot be worth anything less than N50 million. Igboho’s old house in Soka was set ablaze by unidentified men in the early hours of Tuesday just hours after a meeting between Southwest Governors and members of Miyetti Allah. The meeting was held as a result of the growing tensions over an ultimatum issued by Igboho for criminal herdsmen to leave Oyo State. His ultimatum was followed by a seven-day ultimatum issued by the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, for herdsmen to vacate the forest reserves in the state. Narrating what he learnt about the attack on his old house, Igboho who spoke with journalists said the arsonists fired gunshots before breaking in. He said, “Around 3.30am today, my younger ones residing at my old house rushed to my gate to wake me up, saying some bandits came to the house, fired gunshots, broke the gate, and set the house ablaze. The two people at the house managed to escape. By the time I got there, the bandits had escaped. So, we called firefighters to help us put out the fire.” On why he’s against the criminal herdsmen, Igboho said their atrocities in Yorubaland are preventing peace from reigning. “These Fulanis are killing our brothers in our fatherland. They’re killing, raping, and kidnapping. All the things they are doing to us are not good. That’s why I’m trying to unite our people so that we can chase them away for peace to reign in Yorubaland,” he said. He expressed the belief that those who attacked his house must have had help from some Yoruba people. “What I find surprising is that some Yorubas are in support of the herdsmen to set my house on fire. I’m saddened by it,” he said. When asked whom he suspected to be behind the attack, he said, “For now, I do[…]

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Hoodlums fired gunshots before setting Igboho’s house ablaze – Police

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The Oyo State Police Command has said it received a report that hoodlums loaded in a bus and taxi came to set ablaze the house of Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Igboho. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, said this in a statement on Tuesday. Fadeyi also said the police were told that the arsonists shot in the air several times as they put fire to the house located at the Soka area of Ibadan. He said the police had begun an investigation into the incident. The house was said to have been burnt at around 3 am on Tuesday after the power supply to the area was cut off. The police statement read, “At about 0620 hrs of today 26/01/2021, a report was received at the Santo Police Station that some unidentified hoodlums came to Sunday Igboho’s house at Soka area of Ibadan in a Hummer bus and Micra ( taxi) firing sporadically, and set the house ablaze. “The mini sitting room got burnt in the process while the value of other properties is yet to be estimated. “Immediately the DPO Sanyo got wind of the incident, he contacted fire service while he also went to the scene for on the spot assessment. “The fire was eventually put out. An investigation has commenced into the incident while the Police are on the trail of the hoodlums.”

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Nigerian Police Officers Are Acclaimed To Be The Best In The World – IGP

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The Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed has explained why the Nigerian police is acclaimed to be the best in the world. Appearing on a Channels Television programme on Monday January 25, Adamu said the police in Nigeria do a lot to keep the peace even though it is underfunded. He also disclosed that when Nigerian officers are taken out of the country to an international environment where the logistics for effective policing are available, they perform wonderfully well. Adamu said; “When you have police as an organisation that is supposed to fight crime, to maintain law and order, the personnel of that organisation must be properly trained, must be properly equipped, must be given the necessary tools required for them to perform the functions for which they are recruited. “It is only in Nigeria that you have police officers that don’t have the required logistics that they need to operate, but they struggle and make the society peaceful “When you take them out of the country, to an international environment where those logistics that are required for you to do policing job are there, you see them performing wonderfully well. And that’s why Nigerian police officers are acclaimed to be the best in the world. “Put Nigerian police officers side by side with even police officers from advanced countries; give them the same function; give them the same logistics; you’ll see the officers of the Nigerian police perform better than those that are coming from so-called advanced countries. “I’m an example. A lot of police officers from those advanced countries worked under me and I directed them on what policing is and what should come out of them.”

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Kia unveils new futuristic logo and slogan

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KIA Motors Corporation has revealed its new corporate logo and global brand slogan that signify the automaker’s bold transformation and all-new brand purpose. The introduction of the new logo represents Kia’s ambitions to establish a leadership position in the future mobility industry by revamping nearly all facets of its business. The logo is a symbol of Kia’s new brand purpose and the values it promises to offer customers through future products and services, and the experiences these enable. Kia seals its brand promise by developing the new logo to resemble a handwritten signature. The rhythmical, unbroken line of the logo conveys Kia’s commitment to bringing moments of inspiration, while its symmetry demonstrates confidence. The rising gestures of the logo embody Kia’s rising ambitions for the brand, and, more importantly, what it offers customers. “Kia’s new logo represents the company’s commitment to becoming an icon for change and innovation”, said Ho Sung Song, Kia’s President and CEO. “The automotive industry is experiencing a period of rapid transformation, and Kia is proactively shaping and adapting to these changes. “Our new logo represents our desire to inspire customers as their mobility needs evolve, and for our employees to rise to the challenges we face in a fast-changing industry.” The new logo was unveiled during a record-breaking pyrotechnic display in the skies above Incheon, Korea. The event saw 303 pyrodrones launching hundreds of fireworks in a synchronised artistic display, igniting and celebrating Kia’s new beginning. This set a new Guinness World Record for ‘Most unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) launching fireworks simultaneously’. In addition to an all-new logo, Kia revealed its new global brand slogan, ‘Movement that inspires’. Details on Kia’s new brand strategy, including brand purpose and philosophy as well as application to Kia’s future product line-up, was shared through the digital ‘New Kia Brand Showcase’ event held at 9.00 Korean Standard Time on Friday January 15. The launch of the new logo follows the announcement of Kia’s ‘Plan S’ long-term business strategy in[…]

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Youths Intercepts 25 Armed Hausa Men In Ibadan

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Some youths in the Ido area of Ibadan have arrested a truck loaded with 25 men armed with guns. It was gathered that the men arrested are Hausa and this raised the suspicion of the youths. The men, who claimed they were going to hunt around Eruwa, were said to be at the back of a mini-truck but a searched carried out revealed that they all had Dane guns. Sources in the community disclosed that the men were arrested by the security conscious youths and handed over to the police station in the area. ‌ The armed men were said to have been driven to the Police Headquarters in Eleyele Ibadan for investigation. This is coming on the heel of the Fulani and the yoruba crisis within the southwest region of the country. Meanwhile, as at the time of filling this report, police command is yet to comment on the development.

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Varsity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike Feb 5

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Non-teaching staff in the Universities, Friday announced that they will be proceeding on what they described as a total and comprehensive nationwide strike on 5th February 2021 following the inability of the Federal Government to address their concerns. The non-teaching staff under the umbrella of Joint Action Committee, JAC, comprising the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU also announced the immediate commencement of a two-week warning strike. Recall that the unions have made series of attempts to draw attention to the Government over latent and growing industrial tension in the university system but all to no avail. The two unions had last week embarked on a three-day protest over the alleged government failure to honour the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, signed with them on 20th October 2020. Besides, the unions have lamented over the difficulties members were passing through as a result of enrollment in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS and the discrepancy in the sharing of the N40 billion Earned Allowances to the four university-based unions where the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU alone was allocated 75 percent of the total sum. Addressing journalists in Abuja, JAC of the unions led by the National President of SSANU, Comrade Mohammed Ibrahim and General Secretary NASU, Prince Peters Adeyemi, said out f the seven issues under contention, only one was partially resolved. They listed the issues which include inconsistencies in IPPIS payment, non-payment of Earned Allowances, non-payment of arrears of national minimum wage, delay in a renegotiation of FG/NASU and SSANU 2009 agreement, non-payment of retirement benefits of outgone members. Other issues are; teaching staff usurping headship of non-teaching units in clear violation of conditions of service and establishment procedures, neglect and poor funding of state universities, and non-constitution of visitation panels for universities. In the prepared text read by the NASU General Secretary, Prince Adeyemi, JAC said: “Out of the seven issues, only one has[…]

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Dr Fauci talks on the Threats He Faced Working For Trump

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Dr. Anthony Fauci,  Chief Medical adviser and the United States’ top infectious disease expert for Joe Biden’s  has opened up on how hard it was working for Trump. He also revealed that he faced so many death threats and last year he opened a letter that was filled with a “puff of powder.” While the substance later turned out to be benign, he said he feared it was either lethal anthrax or ricin. In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times, Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stated his relief at now working for Biden and said despite the enormous political pressure he faced from Trump he never considered retiring. Detailing his experience, Fauci said when he opened the letter, a powder immediately covered his face and chest. His beefed-up security detail, which was brought on after he began receiving threats , advised Fauci to stay still before a hazmat team “sprayed him down.” “It was a benign nothing,” Fauci said of the substance found in the envelope. “But it was frightening. My wife and my children were more disturbed than I was. I looked at it somewhat fatalistically. It had to be one of three things: A hoax. Or anthrax, which meant I’d have to go on Cipro for a month. Or if it was ricin , I was dead, so bye-bye.” Fauci said he began receiving death threats on March 28 last year, not long after Trump gave him a high-profile role in the fight against COVID-19. Fauci and Trump often seemed at odds during the former president’s final year in office as Trump was unhappy with Fauci’s science-driven approach to the pandemic. Fauci said Trump would sometimes call him after he gave an interview, asking why he didn’t provide a more “positive” outlook on the pandemic . Other advisers, like former chief of staff Mark Meadows, would call Fauci to ask why he had contradicted the president, according to the NY[…]

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BREAKING: Chelsea Fire Coach Frank Lampard

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Frank Lampard has been sacked by Chelsea football club. The announcement was made by the football club on its Twitter page. It reads: “Chelsea Football Club has today parted company with Head Coach Frank Lampard.” The ex-Chelsea player joined the English Premier League club coach in 2019, after the sack of Maurizio Sarri. Lampard 41, signed a three-year deal in July 2019. Reports at the time suggested the deal was worth £5.5m a year. The English club owner, Roman Abramovich, said the decision was tough, but insisted it was the best for the struggling club. He said, “We are grateful to Frank for what he has achieved in his time as Head Coach of the Club. However, recent results and performances have not met the Club’s expectations, leaving the Club mid-table without any clear path to sustained improvement. “There can never be a good time to part ways with a club legend such as Frank, but after lengthy deliberation and consideration it was decided a change is needed now to give the Club time to improve performances and results this season.” “This was a very difficult decision for the Club, not least because I have an excellent personal relationship with Frank and I have the utmost respect for him’. Ibramovich said the sacked coach was of high integrity and has the highest of work ethics, but under current circumstances the club needed to change managers. He said, “On behalf of everyone at the Club, the Board and personally, I would like to thank Frank for his work as Head Coach and wish him every success in the future. He is an important icon of this great club and his status here remains undiminished. He will always be warmly welcomed back at Stamford Bridge.”

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South-West Govs, Miyetti Allah Meet Today As Akeredolu’s Quit Notice To Herders Expires

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Southwest governors and the leadership of Miyetti Allah are set to meet today Monday over Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s order to herdsmen to vacate forest reserves. Akeredolu had last Monday issued a seven-day ultimatum to herdsmen in the forest reserves to leave the area as part of measures to curb kidnappings and banditry. The notice for the herders to vacate the Reserve Forest expired on Sunday. Meanwhile, a meeting has been organised between the Southwest governors and the leadership of Miyetti Allah, the planned meeting between the two parties is expected to help find a lasting solution to the repeated clashes between herders and farmers in relation to killings and kidnappings in the six Southwest states. The six governors include Mr Akeredolu (Ondo), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun) and Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos). It was gathered that the meeting would be held in Akure, Ondo State capital on Monday. The Ondo State Chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Bello Garba, who confirmed the development, said the national leadership of the association had arrived in Akure in preparation for the meeting. He said, “The National Chairman of Miyetti Allah is in town now and I cannot talk about what we want to discuss at the meeting now but I can assure you that we are going to address the press tomorrow (Monday) after the meeting.”

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