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Celtic begin Scottish Premiership defence with comfortable win over Livingston

Tom Rogic scored eight times for Celtic last term Celtic began their Scottish Premiership title defence with a comfortable win over promoted Livingston. The champions eased ahead after eight minutes through Tom Rogic’s looping header from a Jonny Hayes cross. Odsonne Edouard turned in Olivier Ntcham’s scuffed shot after 26 minutes, and Ntcham added a penalty five minutes after the break. With the final touch of the ball, Scott Robinson scored a consolation for Livingston after slack defending. That goal was not enough to prevent player-manager Kenny Miller suffering defeat in his first league match in charge. And the outcome was not sufficient to put Celtic top of the table, with Brendan Rodgers’ side behind Hearts on goals scored. Dominant Celtic follow script You could ...

TOBACCO RISK REDUCTION: ERA petitions UNN, warns against Biotech Centre’s romance with Foundation

…Foundation is an independent body – Philip Morris By Agbonkhese Oboh THE Environmental Rights Action, ERA, has cautioned South-East Centre for Biotechnology and University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, against collaborating with Foundation for Smoke-Free World, saying any proposal from the Foundation is an attempt by Philip Morris International, PMI, to boost its credibility as a legitimate stakeholder in discussions about tobacco risk reduction. ERA petitioned UNN’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Benjamin Ozumba, with copies sent to President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Ministers of Education and Health, Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, and the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, cautioning that the inst...

I can’t marry a man who can’t last an hour in bed – Eniola Odunsi

By Ayo Onikoyi Single and searching budding Yoruba actress, Modupeola Eniola Odunsi aka Pharadupson, has spelt out the kind of man she could marry. The actress spoke with Yorubamoviegist.com on her last birthday in Cotonou, Benin Republic. To her, before she can even consider a man for marriage he must be very strong in bed. “I am not the type who sleeps around. Many of today’s guys are not reliable. Many take drugs before getting down with a woman which I am not interested in. If you must have anything with me as a man, you must be very strong in bed. I am ready to marry a man who can satisfy me sexually, at least for an hour. That automatically gives him assurance that I won’t jilt him. It is very disheartening hearing that a married woman is cheating on her husband....

Lauretta Onochie lists many sins of Dr Saraki against APC, Buhari’s govt

Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on social media has again reacted to the defection of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki from the All Progressive Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. This time Onochie in an article titled ‘The Many Sins of Dr Bukola Saraki Against APC and The APC Led Government’ listed the sins she perceived the Sinater President must have committed one of which is that Saraki was a clog in the wheel of progress of the development of the Nigeria and the implementation of the policies of the administration Dr Bukola Saraki and Lauretta Onochie Another is non-confirmation of EFCC Chairman sent in by the President impeding and threatening to derail the fight against corruption Below are the ‘Many Sins of Dr Bukola S...

OAS Orwell rewards mothers for exclusively breastfeeding for six months

L-R: Mr. Johnson Ubong, Pilgrims Africa Health Foundation; Mr. Chinda Manjor, AOS Orwell; Mrs. Ngozi Oheachesi, Pilgrims Africa Health Foundation; Dr. Mekele Igwe, Rivers State Health Management Board; Okenze Eugene Emy Nwkota, AOS Orwell; Mrs. Chioma Agu, AOS Orwell, Dr. Silver Amgbara, an official of Model Primary Health Care Centre, Elekiahia, and Mrs. Chichio Ekpendu, also of Model Primary Health Care Centre, Elekahia, during the Breastfeeding Week programme. By Ephraim Oseji To mark the 2018 edition of the World Breast Feeding Week, a leading indigenous oil and gas company, AOS Orwell, in partnership with Pilgrims Africa Health Foundation, organized a sensitization programme on exclusive breastfeeding in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Speaking during the programme, ...

Newcastle close to signing Rondon from West Brom

Salomon Rondon scored seven league goals for relegated West Brom last season Newcastle are close to signing Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon from West Brom. The two clubs have been negotiating a deal for the 28-year-old, which could be concluded over the weekend. Rondon was not included in West Brom’s squad for their Championship opener against Bolton on Saturday. Magpies boss Rafael Benitez has been looking to strengthen his squad and Rondon would be the sixth signing of the summer transfer window. Japan striker Yoshinori Muto signed on Thursday, following the arrival of Switzerland defender Fabian Schar from Deportivo La Coruna last week. Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka joined on a permanent contract following a six-month loan spell, while they have also added former Swansea midfielder...

Gifted Master wins Stewards’ Cup in photo finish at Goodwood

Gifted Master (left) held his nerve on the line Gifted Master pipped Justanotherbottle in a photo finish to claim the Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood. The 20-1 shot, ridden by Jason Watson, trailed in the closing stages but edged ahead on the line, with 9-1 Growl finishing in third place. Watson told ITV: “I was not too sure but I held on at the end. He is as tough as old boots and I was a little worried we got beaten.” Pre-race 9-2 favourite Foxtrot Lady ended in a disappointing 15th place. Watson added: “It is a massive win to get. This time last year I was watching the race on television and never did I think I would be here riding in it.” Trainer Hugo Palmer said the horse had “real class” and tipped it to be a “star” for his team. He add...

Ireland stun Spain to reach World Cup final

Ireland’s Anna O’Flanagan celebrates her 65th international goal 2018 Hockey Women’s World Cup Venue: Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London Dates: 21 July-5 August Coverage: Commentary on Ireland & England games on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online; score updates on BBC Sport website Tournament minnows Ireland are through to the World Cup final after a sudden-death shootout win over Spain. Goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran was once again the Green Army hero with three vital saves, before Gillian Pinder scored the final effort for a 3-2 win. The tie finished 1-1 in normal time after Anna O’Flanagan’s early goal was cancelled out by Alicia Magaz for the Red Sticks. Ireland now advance to Sunday’s final against the N...

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker to wear No. 13 in debut vs. Napoli

In an exclusive interview with ESPN FC, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp explains his decision to bring in Alisson and reaffirms his support for Loris Karius. DUBLIN — Liverpool have announced that Alisson Becker will wear the No. 13 shirt for their friendly with Napoli, but stressed the goalkeeper’s squad number is yet to be confirmed. Alisson is in line to make his first appearance for Liverpool in Dublin on Saturday following his £65 million move from Roma. The Brazil international will sport ‘A. Becker 13’ on the back of his goalkeeping jersey for Liverpool’s penultimate warmup game of the summer. Loris Karius currently occupies the No. 1 squad number at Liverpool, while Simon Mignolet, who could leave Anfield this summer, wears No. 22. Fellow summer signing an...

Samuel Eto’o leaves Konyaspor after half-a-season

Veteran Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o has had his contract with Konyaspor terminated by mutual consent. The 37-year-old former Indomitable Lions captain had only joined the Turkish side in January on a two-and-a-half-year contract, and scored six goals in just 14 appearances to help the club survive relegation. But amid rumours of a possible return to Spain or France, Eto’o has had his stay cut short “on the basis of a previously agreed negotiation”. “We thank Samuel Eto’o for his contributions to the club and his services on behalf of our colours, and we hope that he will bring beauty, happiness and success to his future plans after a farewell to each other in warm and sincere feelings,” a statement on Konyaspor’s website read. Eto’...

Cameroon appoint Clarence Seedorf as manager, Patrick Kluivert as assistant – report

Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert have been hired by the Cameroon Football Federation as successors to Hugo Broos, according to the BBC. Seedorf, 42, has been appointed manager and will be assisted by his former Netherlands international teammate Kluivert. The Indomitable Lions, who are reigning African champions after winning the African Cup of Nations in 2017, have been without a permanent head coach since December after parting ways with Belgian boss Broos. Interim boss Alexandre Belinga had been in charge of the side, but now the duo have taken over in time to host the 2019 AFCON. The BBC report that a bid to recruit Sven-Goran Eriksson fell through. A source within the Cameroonian sports ministry told Foot Mercato last week: “They don’t have a lot of experience, but th...