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Ronaldo made no mistake from 12 yards, on 16 and 38 minutes, after Martin Montoya had been penalised for fouling the Portuguese forward and then Karim Benzema. Santi Mina brought Valencia back into it after the break before late strikes from Marcelo and Toni Kroos put a gloss on the scoreline to hand Real a morale-boosting victory. Valencia are third in...
Professor Andrew Efemini has praised the Nasir El-Rufai-led committee report, saying that it is the greatest gift to Nigeria as it offers a rational, regional, and pragmatic state structure that will bring real control to Nigeria’s many bureaucracies. The professor who made the comments while anchoring a phone-in radio program on 95.1 Today FM in Portharcourt on Saturday added that...
Police in the Dutch city of Rotterdam have launched a new pilot programme which will see them confiscating expensive clothing and jewellery from young people if they look too poor to own them, according to Independent news. Officers say the scheme will see them target younger men in designer clothes they seem unlikely to be able to afford legally –...
English club, Manchester City are close to signing Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte. City are thought to be happy to match the defender's £57m release clause, which would break the club's transfer record of £55m that they paid for Kevin De Bruyne in 2015. Sky Sports News reported earlier this week discussions had begun between the clubs over a deal for...
Cristiano Ronaldo says he wants to stay at Real Madrid because he "loves" the club and the city. Ronaldo's future has been the source of widespread speculation with reports suggesting he wants to leave the Santiago Bernabeu over a contract dispute. Analysts have said Real Madrid have no intention of paying Ronaldo the 50m euros-per-year salary he is demanding. The 32-year-old has...
Tension gripped thousands of University of Portharcourt students on Friday as the deadline set by the school administration for the payment of the 2017/2018 academic session school fees elapsed. The University had upon resumption of academic activities for the session set the deadline with stern warning that those who fail to comply might possibly repeat one academic session. Some of the...
Vedran Corluka has tagged Croatia's World Cup encounter against Nigeria as their 'toughest'. Both sides were drawn alongside Iceland and Argentina in Group D for the quadrennial event. And the Lokomotiv Moscow defender has warned that they must 'pay attention' to the three-time African champions if they are to make an impact in Russia. Zlatko Dalic's side will face Gernot Rohr's...
A cargo of liquefied natural gas loaded at the Nigerian LNG facility on Bonny Island is currently on its way to Portugal, LNG World News reports. According to the port of Sines shipping data, the LNG River Niger with the capacity to transport 141,000 cubic meters of LNG is scheduled to arrive at the REN’s Sines LNG terminal on January...
Japanese exchange Coincheck halts trading of all coins except Bitcoin Despite that, Bitcoin is also taking it on the chin as well. Prices are down almost 6% on the day near session lows. Ripple is down by more than 12% on the day now. Coincheck is one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan and had earlier halted withdrawals in all...
There were indications on Friday that the All Progressive congress (APC) may likely not participate in the upcoming local government election in Rivers state as proposed by the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, an insider has said. Governor Wike had on January 20th stated during a Rhythm FM political program “Viewpoint” that elections for ward councilors and local government chairmen...