What The UEFA 2-Year Ban Means For Manchester City

*Manchester City team who are current EPL defending champions celebrating their last EPL win It is no longer news that Manchester City Football Club in the English Premier League (EPL) have been banned from participating in a UEFA competitions for the next two years. Presently on the EPL table, Manchester City sits at number two behind Liverpool Football Club with 51 points. Liverpool who are on the verge of making history in EPL lead the pack with 76 points. According to news from the blue side of Manchester, shortly before…

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PSG Leads On Latest List Of Europe’s Top 25 Rich Football Clubs

*Logos of some of the top clubs from around European leagues Paris Saint-Germain Football Club (PSG) according to a report by DailyMail have overtaken Manchester City as the most financially powerful club in world football, according to the annual Soccerex Football Finance 100 report. But the report makes sorry reading for Manchester United, who have dropped down eight places, out of the top 10 and below Liverpool for the first time. Arsenal, which have been in crisis since the departure of Arsene Wenger who managed them for 22 years sits on the…

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N132billion AMCON Debt: Senator Ifeanyi Ubah For Arraignment April 2

*AMCON Managing Director/CEO, Mr Ahmed Kuru This is not the best time for the Anambra State born Senator, Ifeanyi Ubah and his Capital Oil and Gas Limited. Following what transpired in court today (Thursday), Ubah will now be arraigned on April 2, 2020 over fraudulent value of assets tendered to offset a whopping N132billion owed Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). The government debt recovery agency led by Mr Ahmed Kuru an experienced banker and strategist, has been in a protracted legal battle with the serving Senator who is one…

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Post Brexit: Boris Johnson Initiates Cabinet Shake-up

*Mr Boris Johnson, the British PM The British Prime Minister, Mr Boris Johnson on Thursday said he is reshuffling his cabinet and would only appoint a team he hopes would deliver his vision for Britain and British people beyond Brexit. The government reshuffle is not expected to be as explosive as could be expected, however. However, his senior adviser, Dominic Cummings’ has a well-publicised desire to see a radical reorganisation of government to fit Boris Johnson’s agenda. The UK officially left the European Union on Jan. 31, completing a three-and-a-half-year…

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Abuja Power Plant To Gulp $1.1million, Will Add 1,350 Megawatts To Grid

*Library photo of a plant The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) have signed a $1.1 million grant for the NNPC Abuja Independent Power Project. The signing of the agreement took place Tuesday morning at the ongoing Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) in Abuja. The plant is designed to generate 1,350 megawatts of electricity to alleviate the power challenge in the country. According to Mr Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, the plan by the corporation to build the…

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Coronavirus Scare: Nigeria’s Ighalo Not Training With Man United Team Mates

*Manchester United new boy, Jude Odion Ighalo sported training alone in a gym without his teammates  Information has it that Manchester United have ‘banned’ their new signing and Nigeria football international, Odion Ighalo from the club’s training ground due to fears over Coronavirus. The striker, on loan from the Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenua is being made to train away from the AON Complex at Carrington while he is in the 14-day incubation period, according to the Mirror. Ighalo joined the club in the last January transfer window. It is understood…

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2020 Pitcher Awards Jury Members Announced

*Mr Ndu, Managing Director of CHINI Africa By Andrew Onyejuruuwa The Pitcher Awards, described as the new Pan-African benchmark for creative excellence, has announced the jurors for the 2020 edition. The Pitcher Awards, which was formerly restricted to creative works within West and Central Africa, recently broadened its scope to include all work created, released or implemented anywhere on the African continent. Nnamdi Ndu, Managing Director of CHINI Africa, Cannes Lions official festival representatives in Nigeria and organisers of the Pitcher Awards, in a statement said: “Pitcher Awards is our…

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Some Nigerian Communities Allow Criminality To Thrive – Navy commandant

In what may have appeared as a different narrative from the different versions of why all sorts of violent crimes are thriving in some parts of the country, the Commandant, Nigerian Navy School of Armament Technology, Kachia, Rear Admiral Tanko Pani, has said terrorism and other criminal activities thrived because the communities have allowed it. He made the claim on Monday shortly after he received an award of excellence for combating criminal activities in Southern Kaduna and environs from a group, Kachia Patriots. Pani said criminals threatening peaceful coexistence are…

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Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal Contract Expires In The Summer Of 2021

Mesut Ozil has admitted he does not know what his future will hold when his Arsenal contract expires in the summer of 2021. The 31-year-old playmaker will become a free agent next year and the former Germany international does not know if he will extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium. Ozil has become an Arsenal regular again under Mikel Arteta after falling out of favour during the last few months of Unai Emery’s reign. However, he is not sure if he will remain at the Gunners past next summer.…

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MRO: Nigeria’s Aero Contractors, India’s RAMCO Inter Into Partnership

ERO Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) and Ramco systems, a global software provider based in Chennai, India have entered a technical partnership that would automated the former’s MRO processes and bring more efficiency into its operations. Aero was few years ago taken over by Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) who has gradually stabilised the airline and repositioned it on the part of profitability. Shortly after AMCON intervention into Aero as a result of huge debt owed the corporation by the then promoters of Aero, the Ahmed Kuru led Executive Management…

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