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Real Madrid thrash Borussia Dortmund to top Group

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A brace from Cristiano Ronaldo and an amazing stunner from Gareth Bale earned Real Madrid victory in a fantastic clash against Borussia Dortmund.

Bale broke the deadlock in the 18th minute when he struck a precise volley past a helpless Roman Burki, who could not react to the pace of the shot.

Ronaldo doubled the lead just after the break when he turned a Bale cross home from close range, as Real Madrid looked like they would ease to victory.

Dortmund quickly sprung into life as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reduced the deficit five minutes later, when his clever movement saw him earn enough space to allow him to poke home a Gonzalo Castro cross.

As the game was further stretched in the closing stages, Ronaldo took full advantage with 11 minutes to go as he coasted into the area, before smashing a low shot beyond Burki at the goalkeeper’s near post.

The pace of the opening stages between the two European giants was relentless as both teams looked to attack. Dortmund’s lack of pace at the back was their flaw, repeatedly allowing Real Madrid to get beyond the centre-backs.

According to Skysports, a game of such high quality was the fitting setting for Bale’s volley, as the Welshman side-footed a Dani Carvajal cross into the top corner from the edge of the area with such ferocity that the goalkeeper could barely move a hand before it hit the back of the net.

After the break it was more of the same for Real Madrid as Ronaldo was the beneficiary of Bale’s fine work down the left-wing, when the former Spurs man laid the ball into the path of his onrushing team-mate who netted the second for Real.

With the game seemingly going away from Dortmund they found some energy to get Dortmund back into the game, as Aubameyang found space in the box from where he steered an in-swinging Castro delivery into the net while under pressure.

Real would not be halted as Ronaldo ensured they could have a comfortable final 10 minutes when he was played in by the imperious Luka Modric, allowing Ronaldo to hammer the ball in from eight yards and complete the victory.

Source:( Sky Sports )

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Reopening Of Lagos Markets

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Reopening Of Lagos Markets

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the full reopening of all markets across the state to enhance trade and commerce and mitigate the hardship of recent times.

The statement was made available by the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on New Media, Gawat Jubril on Tuesday.

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The Governor in the statement noted that both food markets and non-food markets can reopen every day of the week.

Recall that the state government had regulated the opening of the markets to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

In the statement on Tuesday, the Governor urged traders and their customers to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols for their safety.

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#EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

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#EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

Yahaya Bello

Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has expressed that the nationwide #EndSARS protests across the country were politically motivated.

Bello made the statement when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Tuesday.

Bello said the protest was sponsored by politicians who are benefitting from the disruptions caused by the demonstrations across the country.

The governor said Nigerians do not need a soothsayer to tell them that the protests had a political undertone even after the government agreed to the demands of the agitators.

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“Dear Nigerians, let me tell you, what is happening today, this so-called #EndSARS is politically motivated,” he said.

“Whether anybody says it or not, I am saying it once again and you can quote me anywhere, anyday and I will prove it to you.

“Why will you demand five items and you and granted and you refuse to take it.. which struggle, agitation or uprising across the world has ever succeeded without leadership?.

“100 per cent, I agree (with the agitations of the protesters) but if you look at what is happening today, you will have no option than to classify it as politically motivated”.

According to him, it is a “ploy to set we the youths of this country against one another.”

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Hoodlums Loot Abuja NYSC Office

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Hoodlums Loot Abuja NYSC Office
Hoodlums Loot Abuja NYSC Office

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The National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) orientation camp in Kubwa, Abuja has been reportedly attacked by some hoodlums.

According to reports, the orientation camp was invaded in the early hour of Tuesday, October 27.

It was reported that the hoodlums upon arriving at the NYSC camp at about 9 am today, blocked the major roads, and ordered motorists to follow another route.

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According to reports, the hoodlums were seen with mattresses, plastic chairs, rice, groundnut oil, and other items walking around the camp.

Military and police officers have cordoned off the area and there have been shooting there. A military helicopter is reportedly hovering around the area.

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