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Saraki commends Buhari for signing NEDC bill into law

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the North East Development Commission (NEDC) Bill.  President Buhari with Senate President Bukola Saraki  Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu on Wednesday, described the Presidential Assent as a “major development in the efforts by the present administration to restore peace and normalcy in the North East and making the harrowing experience of the people, as a result of the insurgency, a thing of the past”. “I applaud President Buhari for signing the North East DevelopmentCommission Bill into law. Now, that the NEDC Act has the full force and effect of the law, it is my hope that we can collectively work towards th...

Emery: Neymar must manage his emotions

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Leicester name ex-Southampton boss Claude Puel as new manager

Caretaker manager Michael Appleton was pleased to see Leicester beat Swansea after taking over from Craig Shakespeare. Leicester City have appointed former Southampton boss Claude Puel as their new manager on a contract until 2020. Puel led Southampton to an eighth-place finish in the Premier League last season as well as the League Cup final but still lost his job in June, with his style of football coming in for criticism from Saints fans. However, Leicester have offered him a return to the Premier League, with the 56-year-old succeeding Craig Shakespeare at the club following his sacking earlier this month. In a statement on Leicester’s official website, Puel said: “It’s a great privilege to become the new manager of Leicester City – a club whose values and ambit...

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If Strictly had commentary…

We challenged Eleanor Oldroyd, Harry Judd, George Riley and Michael Vaughan to commentate on Strictly! Here’s what happened next… If you think you could be our next commentary star and you’re aged between 11 and 15, you have until Friday 27 October at 23:59 to enter our Young Commentator of the Year competition.

Para-athletics classification changes to affect British Paralympians

British London and Rio Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock has competed against single-leg and double-leg amputees A revision of the Para-athletics classification system is set to affect British Paralympic champions such as Jonnie Peacock and Kadeena Cox. Under new rules, which take effect on 1 January, Rio T44 100m champion Peacock will compete only against other single-leg amputees in a new T64 category. Rio champions Cox and Hannah Cockcroft will have their T30s category reviewed. British T42 200m Rio gold medallist Richard Whitehead tweeted that it was a “backward step”. He added: “This will lead to smaller numbers in events.” Peter Van de Vliet, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) medical and scientific director, said: “These are major changes for...

Dan Ashworth told England women Mark Sampson was innocent before Russia match

England players embrace Mark Sampson after the opening goal against Russia last month Football Association technical director Dan Ashworth told the England women’s team that Mark Sampson was innocent of racism allegations in a speech before last month’s match against Russia, BBC Sport understands. His pre-match address was before the 6-0 win in their World Cup qualifier, when the players ran to celebrate with Sampson after the first goal. Head coach Sampson was sacked the next day for “inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour” while at his previous job with Bristol Academy. Some England players are understood to feel let down by Ashworth after Sampson was later found to have made racially discriminatory comments towards Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence, claims he has de...

Ben Woodburn: Liverpool striker signs long-term deal with the club

Woodburn has scored a goal each for club and country Liverpool’s youngest goalscorer Ben Woodburn has signed a new long-term deal with the Premier League club. At 17 years and 45 days, Woodburn surpassed Michael Owen’s record when he netted in the EFL Cup quarter-final victory over Leeds last season. The 18-year-old Wales international has played 10 games for the club, scoring once. “This is the club I want to stay at and be here as long as possible,” said Woodburn. “When I was told, all I wanted to do was sign the contract. It feels good. Now I just want to carry on and hopefully show the manager what I can do. “I think there is loads of room for improvement. I’ve just got to keep working and trying in training every day and hopefully I will impro...

Dogara commends Buhari for assenting to North East Development Commission Bill

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the North East Development Commission Bill into law. In a statement signed by the speaker, on Wednesday in Abuja, he commended the President’s sensitivity to the plight of the highly traumatised people of the North East. Yakubu Dogara “I expect that the expeditious coming into force of the commission will remedy the long years of underdevelopment suffered by the region. “The recovery and redevelopment of the zone devastated by terrorism is expected to last decades,” Dogara said. It will be recalled that the North East Development Commission establishment Bill was sponsored by the Speaker in 2015. He had also moved a motion  which the House passed a resolu...

Nicol: Conte more likely to be sacked than Klopp

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Ben Woodburn commits future to Liverpool by signing long-term deal

Steve Nicol feels Liverpool resemble more of a train wreck than a cinema after David Wagner’s praise of Jurgen Klopp’s side. With rumours that Liverpool are ready to sell Coutinho, Steve Nicol urges the club to invest in a new defence instead. With Dejan Lovren still starting for Liverpool, Steve Nicol doubts Jurgen Klopp knows what it takes to be a good defender. Jurgen Klopp makes no attempt to justify Liverpool’s poor outing at Tottenham, and admits the Reds deserve to be criticised. Ben Woodburn has signed a new long-term contract at Liverpool, the club have confirmed. Liverpool announced on Wednesday that Woodburn, the club’s youngest-ever goalscorer, had “committed his long-term future” to the club. Woodburn signed a three-year contract last Novemb...

Neymar needs to adapt to Ligue 1 refs – Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery

After Neymar complained about Marseille fans, the FC crew worry the PSG striker may only be making things worse for himself. PSG’s Marco Verratti and Kylian Mbappe vent their frustration at referees after Neymar’s dismissal in Le Classique. The FC crew focus in on Neymar’s red card, Dani Alves’ pre-match comments and Kylian Mbappe’s struggles in Le Classique. PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has said Neymar will learn from his dismissal during the 2-2 draw away to Marseille on Sunday but suggested the referee should have given him more protection. Neymar, 25, scored once before he was shown two yellow cards in quick succession in Le Classique at Stade Velodrome last weekend but, speaking at his prematch news conference, Emery backed the Brazi...