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Preview: Manchester United vs Swansea

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New signing Luke Shaw is set to miss four games for his new club

New signing Luke Shaw is set to miss four games for his new club

If there’s one team urging to make an impression, it’s Manchester United. After a disgusting previous season that saw the 2012-2013 champions’ finish 7th, changes needed to be implemented to avoid exacerbating the disaster.

David Moyes was sacked and replaced by a more experienced manager in the guise of Louis vanGaal.

After a fair outing in the World cup that saw Holland finish 3rd, van Gaal is set for a fresh new challenge, this time in club football.

For a Manchester outfit where standards are very high, the former Holland boss would be expected to find a trophy in his maiden season.

Vice-Captain Darren Fletcher though is confident United can mount a challenge this season. He told BBC: ”We’re out to win the league. I dont think this club should ever fall into the trap of being satisfied with top four. That’s not the Manchester United i know.”

Swansea recently completed the signing of Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero. The 24-year old had an impressive campaign in Brazil. He joins the list of top acquisitions made by the club including; Lukasz Fabaianski, Stephen Kingsley and  Marvin Emnes

On Saturday, lunch time kickoff, both sides would open the curtain to the new season at Old Trafford.

Venue: Old Trafford
Prediction: Manchester United 4-0 Swansea

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Lagos Govt Relaxes Curfew From 10pm To 6am

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Lagos Govt Relaxes Curfew From 10pm To 6am
BREAKING: Curfew Now 10pm To 6am In Lagos -Govt

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests.

Lagos State information commissioner Gbenga Omotosho announced the new decision on Friday.

He said the curfew will now be from 10:00 pm till 6:00 am.

Also Read: Wike Ordered Police, Army To Kill IPOB Members, Nnamdi Kanu Alleges

“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu praises Lagosians for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in our communities,” Omotosho said.

The statement read, “The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the breakdown of law and order, following the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests.

“The curfew will now be from 10 pm till 6 am.

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Wike Ordered Police, Army To Kill IPOB Members, Nnamdi Kanu Alleges

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Wike Ordered Police, Army To Kill IPOB Members, Nnamdi Kanu Alleges

Governor Nyesom Wike makes U-turn, joins #EndSARS protesters in Rivers state (video)

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed group, Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike of ordering police and soldiers to kill members of the group.

Recall that Wike had signed an executive order to reinforce the total ban on IPOB and its activities in Rivers State.

Also Read: Wike Signs Executive Order Proscribing IPOB, Lifts Curfew

Reacting in a tweet on Friday, Kanu accused the Governor of sponsoring state security to execute IPOB members.

“Nyesom Wike, the little Hitler of Rivers State had a closed-door meeting with lawyers where he instructed them that any arrested IPOB member should not be brought to court but rather should be executed by the army & police.”

He wrote:

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Buhari Approves Emaimo’s Re-Appointment

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Buhari Approves Emaimo’s Re-Appointment

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Dr. John Emaimo, as Rector, Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Enugu State.

The appointment was made known in a letter signed by the Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora on behalf of President Buhari.

Dr. Emaimo’s re-appointment takes effect from Nov. 27, 2020.

Also Read: Nigeria’s Economy Too Fragile For Fresh Lockdown —Buhari

Speaking on the re-appointment, Mamora stated that Emaimo was found eligible for a second term based on his assessment.

The minister urged Emaimo to continue to work with his team because whatever achievements he had made in his first term could not have been done alone.

He reminded him of the enormous responsibilities of his office and the expectations of the government and people towards efficient service delivery.

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