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Thiago strike helps Bayern past 10-man Anderlecht

Thiago Alcantara’s second-half strike helped an underwhelming Bayern Munich see off 10-man Anderlecht 3-0 in their opening Champions League group match on Tuesday. Bayern Munich’s players celebrate the second goal during the Champions League group B match between Bayern Munich and RSC Anderlecht in Munich, southern Germany, on September 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GUENTER SCHIFFMANN After Robert Lewandowski converted an early penalty, Thiago turned the tie decisively Bayern’s way before Joshua Kimmich grabbed a late third at a sold-out Allianz Arena. However, despite playing nearly 80 minutes with the numerical advantage following Sven Kums’s early dismissal, this was not a convincing display by Bayern against a limited Anderlecht side. “There was no tempo to our game – we...

N/Delta Meeting in Akure: Obaseki receives Osinbajo in Benin

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Tuesday, at the Benin Airport, received the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who attended the second National Council on Niger Delta meeting in Akure, the Ondo State capital. Osinbajo Osinbajo, who was accompanied on the visit by the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, was received by several members of the Edo State Executive Council, including the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Hon. Paul Ohonbamu, Head of Service, Mrs. Gladys Idahor, and the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Hon. Prof. Mrs. Yinka Omorogbe. The Vice President delivered the key note address at the second National C...

Messi double inspires Barca to Juventus revenge

Barcelona defied an outgoing off-field crisis as another Lionel Messi-inspired display exacted revenge on Juventus to open their Champions League campaign with a resounding 3-0 win on Tuesday. Barcelona’s forward from Argentina Lionel Messi (R) celebrates past Barcelona’s defender from Spain Gerard Pique after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match FC Barcelona vs Juventus at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Josep LAGO Messi was involved in all three goals as he beat Gianluigi Buffon for the first time in his career to open the floodgates just before half-time. Ivan Rakitic added a second after Messi’s run and cross opened up the Juventus defence before the Argentine rounded off the scoring by drilling home...

Rampant Chelsea hit Qarabag for six

Chelsea made a swaggering start to their Champions League challenge as memorable strikes from Pedro and Davide Zappacosta inspired a 6-0 rout of Qarabag on Tuesday. Chelsea’s French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko (L) celebrates scoring his team’s fourth goal with Chelsea’s Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match between Chelsea and Qarabag at Stamford Bridge in London on September 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL Antonio Conte’s side were in businesslike mood against the minnows from Azerbaijan, with Pedro’s long-range effort putting them ahead early on at Stamford Bridge. Zappacosta was making his home debut for Chelsea after his deadline day move from Torino and he marked the occasion with his first goal for the club, a...

Urhobo monarchs did not walk out on Osinbajo in January — UPU

The Urhobo Progressive Union, UPU, has denied media report that Urhobo traditional rulers staged a walk out on the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo during his fact-finding mission to Warri in January this year. Osinbajo The UPU, led by Chief Joe Omene, while reacting to the statement credited to the Ovie of Oghara kingdom, HRH, Orefe 111, Noble Eshemitan, Uku Oghara Na’me, Ovie of Oghara Kingdom, said: “In fact, that couldn’t have happened when the leadership of Ukoko R’Ivie R’Urhobo, led by His Majesty, Ovie of Olomu patiently waited to receive the Vice President with the state governor and other senior government functionaries in his entourage. “It was true that our traditional rulers were treated with disrespect by the protocol of Vice President by ‘packing’ our royal f...

Nnamdi Kanu’s home not under siege – Nigeria army

By Anayo Okoli.UMUAHIA—THE Nigeria Army has denied that the home of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu was under siege. According to Deputy Director, Army Public Relation and Information, 82 Division, Colonel Sagir Musa, no soldiers were deployed at the home of the IPOB leader. The Nigerian Army Col. Musa who spoke in Umuahia when visited by the Abia State Council of NUJ which was attacked by some overzealous soldiers, also said that the Operation Python Dance [Egwu Eke] was not targeted at anybody but aimed at tackling the security situation in the South East zone. Musa who regretted the action of the soldiers said he came to apologize for the action of the soldiers. He said the General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Maj. Gen. Adamu Baba Abuba...

FG releases N2b for take off of Maritime varsity, Okerekoko by October

…Establishes Refineries Infrastructure Dev. FundsBy Chris OchayiAKURE – The Federal Government has rreleased N2 billion for the take off of the Maritime University, Okerekoko in Delta State. Yemi Osinbajo Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who disclosed this Tuesday while declaring open the 2nd National Council on Niger Delta in Akure, the Ondo State capital said the university will take off by October this year. Prof. Osinbajo who noted that academic activities would soon commence at the university, said, “We believe that as soon as it takes off, of course, academic activities and engagement and all of that will go on within the period. The theme of the 2nd National Council on Niger Delta organised by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs is “Fast-tracking the dev...

Apple Unveils iPhone X and 8, Adds Music to Apple Watch at Special Event

Apple CEO Tim Cook hosted a special event today (Sept. 12) at the brand-new Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif., in which the company unveiled three new phones: the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and all-new iPhone X, which Cook called “The biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.” The company’s executive team also introduced several updates and innovations to its retail operations and Apple TV, with the biggest changes saved for the Apple Watch. The event opened with a voiceover from Apple’s legendary co-founder Steve Jobs, which Cook called “fitting” when he took the stage shortly after 1 p.m. EST; the theater’s debut heralds the opening of the forthcoming Apple Park, which Jobs helped design before his death in 2011. After Cook spent a few m...

Video: Army’s Operation Python Dance II in South-East illegal – Nwachukwu

A legal practitioner, Chuks Nwachukwu has, during an interview with Channels TV, said that the recent launch of a military exercise tagged “Operation Python Dance II”in the South Eastern states by the army is illegal in that the south east is not in a war situation. Chuks Nwachukwu Watch and type your comments below:

What has Igbo done to warrant this…? – Fani-Kayode

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, and former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has called on the Federal Government to urgently withdraw military men sent to the south to east on Operation Python Dance II. Thousands of IPOB supporters heading to Kanu’s home in Umuahia, Abia state as Nigerian army allegedly lay siege at Kanu’s home The ex minister in a statement sent to Vanguard, Tuesday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw the army from the east and leave Nnamdi Kanu alone. He went further lamenting that behaviour of the military against a defenceless and unarmed civilian population in Abia state was reprehensible. He said: What has Nnamdi Kanu or indeed the Igbo people done to warrant this primitive show of barbarism and force? ‘We a...

Invasion of Kanu’s home, threat to national unity–S-East/S-South Network

BY CHARLES KUMOLU The South East-South South Network ,SESSNet, has condemned what it described as the invasion of  NnamdiKanu’s home in Umuahia by security operatives, saying the development was a  threat to Nigeria’s unity. Army tankers in front of Kanu’s home A statement by the group cautioned the Nigerian Army against repeating such, to avoid a repeat of what happened in Zaria, Kaduna  State. The statement reads: “The South East-South South Network vehemently condemns the military invasion of NnamdiKanu’s home. “The development is a threat to peaceful co-existence of this nation and it is quite unfortunate that security operatives will descend so low by invading the residence of an unarmed individual with Armoured Personnel Carrier. “We put on record that if the sec...

Photos: Buhari receives Ghana president

President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday received the president of Ghana H.E Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the State House Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari receives The President of Ghana, H.E Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo President Buhari introducing President of Ghana, H.E Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo President Muhammadu Buhari receives The President of Ghana, H.E Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo President Muhammadu Buhari receives The President of Ghana, H.E Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo. With them is the Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari during a visit to the State House in Abuja