Buffon Wins Italy’s Best Player Award

Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon eased some of his World Cup heartache by winning the Serie A Best Player of the Year award at the Gran Gala del Calcio Awards in Milan. “The failure to participate in the World is the biggest disappointment in my career together with some (lost) Champions league finals,” said the 39-year-old Juventus goalkeeper at Monday night’s ceremony. “I’m happy and proud. I never thought I’d get this kind of trophy, and I’ll hold on tight to it because I’ve never won best youngster!”  Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri…

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Wenger Says Sanchez, Ozil Going Nowhere

Arsene Wenger has ruled out January departures for Arsenal pair Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil unless “something unbelievable” happens even as the clock ticks down on their contracts. The players are out of contract at the end of the season as both have so far refused to sign new deals at the Emirates. Ozil has been linked with a move to Barcelona while Sanchez almost joined Manchester City on the final day of the summer transfer window, only for Arsenal to pull the plug when they failed to land Monaco’s…

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Nestle Fined $96, 500 Over Substandard Maggi Noodles

Authorities in northern India have fined Swiss food giant Nestle $96,500 after food inspectors found contamination in samples of its popular Maggi noodles, two years after the controversy first surfaced. Uttar Pradesh state’s Shahjahanpur district fined the Swiss firm 4.5 million rupees and its distributors 1.7 million rupees, taking the total penalty to 6.2 million rupees ($96,500). “Food quality tests on Maggi samples found the product to be substandard.   “The ash content, which includes heavy metals, found in the samples were above permissible limits for human consumption,” district food quality…

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Buhari Writes Senate For Confirmation Of 10 CCB Nominees

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate seeking confirmation of 10 nominees of the Code of Conduct Bureau. Senate President, Bukola Saraki, read the president’s letter on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday. The letter is seeking urgent confirmation of the president’s nominees.  The letter stated that in compliance with section 541 of the 1999 constitution as amended and in pursuant to sections 1(2) and 1(3) of the code of conduct bureau act LFN 2004, the president wrote to request the confirmation of the nominees. “The curriculum vitae of…

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Carzola Suffers Injury Setback

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been forced to have another operation on his Achilles, prolonging his long injury nightmare and delaying his return to action. Cazorla has not played for the Gunners since October last year and said earlier this month he almost lost his foot due to a serious infection. Arsene Wenger had expressed hope Cazorla might recover in time to feature again in January but the 32-year-old has suffered a fresh setback.  “Due to some discomfort in the tendon the last few days, I have had to undergo…

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Blame Game

By Stephen Ubanna Officials of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents, ANLCA, National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders, NAGAFF, and National Association of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents, NAMDLCA, have a big task at  hand: to convince their followers that they had not betrayed them by hobnobbing with officials of APM terminal, the Concessionaire running Apapa port. Agents had accused their leaders at an interactive session organized by Apapa Command on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, during the official visit of Aminu Dahru, an Assistant Comptroller General and…

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Osinbajo’s Shocking Call

By Oji Odu Why should the Federal Government, again, dance to the tunes of operators of the nations power sector to increase electricity tariffs? Why must they continue to see with the operators who have done nothing in the sector but find ways of ripping-off consumers and profiteering, as government continues to either provide them with bailout funds, loans et cetera? Recent call by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, to electricity consumers in Nigeria did not come as a surprise to many who have seen the President Muhammadu Buhari administration as…

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North Korea fires another missile

North Korea, after a period of quietus from throwing verbal missiles and game of harangue, claim to have tested another missile with the capacity to reach and cause havoc to the American mainland. This time, they claim that the new intercontinental ballistic missile is reputed to carry super large heavy warhead.  South Korean state news agency KCNA described the new missile as  “the most powerful ICBM” (that) “meets the goal of the completion of the rocket weaponry system development.” The missile reportedly reached the highest level that any North Korean…

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APC, Buhari in Panic Mood

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   After shrugging off the resignation of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar from its fold, the All Progressives Congress, APC is in a panic mood. The Magazine has been informed that the full import of his exit and the impending on the party has now dawned on APC. The presidency is also putting mechanisms in place to forestall any negative impact the former VP’s exit from the party may have on the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Source learnt that the APC and presidency…

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