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Russia 2018: Moses drops out due to injury

One of the players hoping to make it to the World Cup with Nigeria has dropped out of the race to Russia. The 'unfortunate' player is Simon Moses who plays his club football in Belgium with Gent and was on the 30-man provisional World Cup list released before now. “Moses Simon will not be traveling with the team on Tuesday because he’s injured,” Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr told reporters in Port Harcourt after the team’s training session. “The nature of his injury is such that he won’t be recovering quickly enough to make the World Cup. “It’s really unfortunate but he remains in my future plans.” The Super Eagles will jet out to London on Tuesday where they will face England on 2 June in another warm-up match. Four more players aside Moses Simon will not be making the London trip with the Eagles who after playing in Wembley will head off to Austria where they have a training camp and play a friendly with the Czech Republic, before going to Russia for the World Cup.

Arsenal Signs Biggest sleeve deal in Premier league History

Arsenal confirm they have agreed a three-year deal with ‘Visit Rwanda’, which will see the Rwanda Development Board become their first official sleeve partner. The ‘Visit Rwanda’ logo will be featured on the left sleeve of all the Arsenal sides next season.Goal say the deal is the biggest in Premier League history and will finally see the Gunners match their rivals on the commercial front. Arsenal have signed a £10 million per year deal which surpasses Chelsea’s £6m per year partnership with Hyundai and Manchester City’s deal with Nexen Tire.Players from Arsenal Women and Men will visit the country, while club coaches will host development camps for Rwandan children. The move should further boost tourism in the country, with Rwanda having already doubled their number of visitors in the last 10 years.They have rapidly grown their economy in Africa and are now in a position to sign a lucrative sponsorship deal that should benefit both parties. Arsenal’s previous contract with kit sponso…

Top 10 Richest countries in the world 2018

Of the almost 200 countries in the world, many generate billions, and even trillions, in revenue each year. But which one comes out on top as the richest country in the world? We looked at the data to find the top 15 richest countries and the richest country in the world per capita.The ranking are based on the International Monetary Fund’s October 2017 data on GDP per capita based on purchasing power parity, which compares the currencies of countries in relation to the cost of goods and is used to weigh a country’s economy in relation to others, according to the IMF.Many of the highest ranking countries, like Brunei and Qatar, have fuel and oil propelling their economies. However, GDP growth for what are often the richest countries have changed as the price of oil dropped in 2014. Investment and strong banking systems have also helped propel economic growth in other countries like Iceland and Ireland.These are the richest countries in the world per capita.15. Iceland ($52,150)Tourism,…

NUC: New List of illegal Universities in Nigeria

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released the list of 58 illegal universities and degree awarding institutions in Nigeria.The commission said the universities are yet to be licensed by the federal government and have been shut down for violating the national minimum standard for education. .A Monday bulletin from the office of the Executive Secretary on NUC, dated May 14, listed all the illegal universities across the country. The universities Include:1. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in Nigeria2. Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its other campuses3. University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any of its other campuses4. University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria5. Blacksmith University, Akwa or any of its other campuses6. Volta University College, HO, Volta Region, Ghana or any of its other campuses …

Russia2018: Argentina's goalkeeper Romero Ruled out of world cup with knee injury

All hell is against Messi carring the world cupas Argentina’s World Cup preparations suffered a big blow on Tuesday as goalkeeper Sergio Romero was ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury, said the Argentina Football Association (AFA). The Manchester United goalkeeper injured his right knee during training in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.
“Romero will be removed from the list of 23 players who will participate in the 2018 World Cup in Russia,” the AFA said in a statement.
Romero, 31, is the most capped goalkeeper in the history of the Argentina national team with 83 appearances and represented the country at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.
The AFA said Romero had suffered a blockage in his right knee and was being evaluated surgically. A replacement will be announced “in the coming days,” the statement said. As well as his World Cup experience, Romero has represented Argentina in three Copa Americas and was also a member of the side that won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Argent…

Wike's SSG Kobani arrested for N70b fraud

Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Mr. Kenneth Kobani and another  politician, Mr. Samuel Okposo were docked today in Port Harcourt for a six-count charge of money laundering. The amount involved was N750million, part of the $115million pilfered from the treasury by former oil minister, Diezani Alison Madueke. All the three men appeared before Justice B. Bilikisu of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the accused collected the money from the Garrison branch of a new generation bank in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on the eve of the 2015 general elections . The money was part of the infamous $115million Diezani Alison- Madueke cash deployed to bribe many  politicians and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to influence the outcome of the 2015 presidential election . Kobani allegedly collected N50,000,000  out of the heist while Okposo allegedly collected the remaini…

HIV/AIDS: Michael Okpara University Discovers New Cure

Prof. Francis Otunta, the Vice Chancellor (VC), Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia state has confirmed the discovery of a new drug for the treatment and cure of HIV/AIDS by the institution. Otunta told newsmen at the university campus on Wednesday that the finding followed years of scientific research by the institution.
He said that the breakthrough was made by one Prof. Maduike Ezeibe, a researcher in the university.
According to him, Ezeibe had presented the drug to the University management, Senate and Council, where he explained the processes he went through to arrive at his findings.
The Vice chansellor also said that Prof. Ezeibe had equally presented the drug to his colleagues in the medical field and nobody had contradicted his findings.
“Prof. Ezeibe is a researcher in Veterinary Medicine and one may wonder how he discovered a drug to cure a human ailment,” he said. He commended Ezeibe for the breakthrough, saying: “He has brought honour to the Univers…

Forbes Rates Dangote among top 75 most powerful People in the world

INDUSTRIALIST Aliko Dangote has been ranked among 75 most powerful persons on the planet. He is ahead of United States (U.S.) Vice President Mike Pence.
Dangote, according to the Forbe’s latest 2018 ranking of the World Powerful people,  is ranked among world leaders like Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump – all of whom were ranked first, second and third.
Dangote, who is chairman of Dangote Group, was ranked 66th most powerful person in the world ahead of Pence (ranked 67) and Qamar Javed Bajwa, the highly influential Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan, ranked 68.
The Africa’s richest man is the only Nigerian on the list and one of the only two Africans, who made the list with the other being the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who was ranked 45th most powerful.
Dangote  produces 44 million metric tonness of cement annually across the African continent and still plans to expand and increase its output by 33 per cent …