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Arsenal vs Chelsea pre-season tour of the United States of America could not have ended in better fashion. Mikel Arteta’s side played London rivals Chelsea in the Florida Cup final during the early hours of Sunday morning UK time and came away with a resounding 4-0 victory. Summer arrival Gabriel Jesus – who is already a firm fan favorite – netted the opener on 15 minutes, before Martin Odegaard made it 2-0 nine minutes before the half-time interval. Arsenal‘s jewel in the crown Bukayo Saka made it three in the 66th minute and it was Albert Sambi Lokonga who completed…

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A former Big Brother Naija housemate, Mojisola Sowole, aka Cocoice, has advised new housemates in this year’s edition, which started yesterday, to prepare emotionally. Cocoice told Sunday Scoop, “I learnt the hard way on the show. One has to be focused and not lose sight of one’s goals. My advice for new housemates is that they have to be prepared emotionally before going into the house. In such way they can achieve their set goals and follow through with whatever strategies they plan to apply in the house.” Reacting to the criticisms she got for allowing a male housemate, Bassey,…

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After the failed attempt by the police and the agents of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to nail him with an allegation of examination malpractices, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke last Saturday won a tough electoral battle to regain the mandate, which many believe was snatched from him in 2018. According to the results announced by the Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the PDP governorship candidate polled 403,371 votes to defeat incumbent Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the APC, who scored 375,027 votes. The results…

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Kuje Prison Attacked Residents of Kuje Area Council in Abuja, who witnessed the Tuesday incident on the prison in the area, have recounted their experiences. Witness reported how Boko Haram terrorists stormed the Kuje custodial centre (prison) Tuesday night. The terrorists, using high explosives and guns, breached the facility, leading to the escape of over 800 of the 994 inmates on Tuesday night. The witnesses reported that an NSCDC officer was killed during the attack while four inmates were also killed. The spokesperson of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Umar Abubakar, on Wednesday, said over 400 of the escaped inmates…

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Peter Obi and NNPP Close Alliance Talks with NNPP, Doyin Okupe, has disclosed that a substantive deputy to Peter Obi will be announced before Friday. Mr Okupe, who is occupying the slot in a “place holding” capacity, said Mr Obi and the Labour Party will announce a substantive VP following the collapse of the talks with the NNPP. While appearing on ‘Politics Today’ on Tuesday, Mr Okupe said the talks with Rabiu Kwankwaso-led NNPP collapsed about four weeks ago. He said the VP to be announced will come from Northern Nigeria and will be charged to create an inroad for…

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BBNaija Season 7 Africa’s popular reality TV show, is set to hit the television screens in July with a double launch show on Saturday, 23 July and Sunday, 24 July. This is accosting to a statement by ….Ebuka Both shows will air at 7 pm on Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban and Africa Magic Family channels and the 24-hour show on DStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 29. BBNaija fans across Africa will also watch the show live via the African online streaming service, Showmax. Moreso, the headline sponsor for BBNaija season 7 is Pocket by Piggyvest and associate…

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Manchester United striker, Cristiano Ronaldo is set for a shock move to Barcelona this summer. Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has spoken to Barcelona president Joan Laporta about the possibility of signing the Portugal captain this summer. Ronaldo had already informed Manchester United that he wants to leave the club this summer and doesn’t believe they are in a position to challenge for silverware next season. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has already been linked with a host of clubs, including Chelsea, Sporting Lisbon, Roma, Bayern Munich and AS Roma. But now, a new, shocking name has emerged, with Spanish newspaper…

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Field’s Shopping Mall gunman has killed three people and injured another four at a shopping mall in Denmark’s capital Copenhagen. According to report the victims are two Danish 17-year-olds and a 47-year old Russian. Two Danes and two Swedes were wounded – one remains critical. Police said the suspected shooter, 22, had mental health issues and there is no indication of a terror motive. The suspect, who was described as “an ethnic Dane” by police, will face questioning by a judge on Monday. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Denmark had suffered a cruel attack. She said she wanted to encourage…

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Federal Medical Center Abeokuta, Medical Director Adewale Musa-Olomu, says the hospital spends over N44 million monthly on the purchase of diesel to power its generating sets. He disclosed this at a medical outreach organised for journalists in the state by the hospital on Thursday. The medical doctor lamented the high cost of the product in the country, saying it is adversely affecting the running of the institution. Mr Musa-Olomu, a professor, called on the federal government to, as a matter of urgency, declare a state of emergency in the energy sector. He said the high cost of diesel recently jumped…

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BBNaija 2019 winner Mercy Eke frustrated about life despite swimming in millions and trying to live the celebrity lifestyle. Eke, the only woman to have won the BBNaija reality show. she is also a brand influencer, and an Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) winner. Despite her achievement in life, Eke took to her Twitter page late Saturday to express how frustrated she was with life. She said confessed that money is not happiness and that she hated this life. She tweeted: “Money is not happiness, I hate this life.” The Nigerian media personality, actress, video vixen and entrepreneur from…

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