Serie A: Roma keep Juve waiting

Mohamed Salah and Stephan El Shaarawy fired a double apiece and Edin Dzeko struck late as Roma put Juventus’s title celebrations on hold with a 5-3 win at Chievo on Saturday. Roma travelled to Verona knowing defeat, coupled with a Napoli draw against Fiorentina later, could hand Juventus a record sixth consecutive title before the Turin giants host relegation-haunted Crotone on Sunday. But with Napoli only one point further adrift and desperate to snatch Serie A’s second automatic Champions League qualifying spot, Luciano Spalletti’s men were in no mood for…

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Malpractice: More than 10,000 candidates caught in Anambra, says JAMB

The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) says more than 10,000 candidates caught for examination malpractices in the on-going UTME in Anambra  have been handed over to appropriate authority. Mrs Lynda Nwachukwu, the Coordinator of the board in Anambra, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Saturday. NAN reports that the all computer-based testing (CBT) mode 2017 UTME, which started on May 13 in 642 centres nationwide, ended on May 20. Nwachukwu said that the examination, which took place in 28 centres in the state, was…

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Rouhani: Iran said no to extremism

Moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his re-election shows voters reject extremism and want more links with the outside world. After avoiding a run-off with a 57% outright victory over his main rival, Rouhani said he respected the opponents’ right to criticise him. Rouhani, 68, supports the landmark deal to curb Iran’s nuclear programme. The decisive victory gives him a strong mandate to seek reforms and revive the country’s ailing economy, analysts say. “The Iranian nation has chosen the path of interaction with the world, a path which is…

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Aubameyang ends Bundesliga season as top scorer

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck a late penalty for Borussia Dortmund on the final day of the season to finish as the Bundesliga’s top scorer with 31 goals. Aubameyang scored twice to help Dortmund beat Werder Bremen 4-3 – his first coming three minutes before the break and his second from the spot in the 89th minute. It put the 27-year-old one goal ahead of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski who failed to score in the German champions’ 4-1 win over Freiburg. Aubameyang becomes only the second African player to win…

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I won’t tolerate domestic violence –Jemima Osunde

How has the year been for you? I’ve had a fantastic year so far. I’ve received so much favour and grace from God these past few months and I’m excited to see what else he has for me this year. As a medical student, currently exploring a career in the movie world, tell us what we don’t know? These two things are somewhat related. They are related in the sense that they both require a lot of passion for the job and a deep sense of devotion. It’s very easy…

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Petrol price: Put national interest above others, Reps urge private marketers

The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Review of Pump Price of Petrol has called on private marketers of petrol to sell at the government-regulated price. The Chairman of the committee, Rep. Raphael Igbokwe, made the call during an oversight visit to Liquid Bulk Ltd., Conoil, DELMAR Petroleum Company Ltd. and some other petrol marketers in Port Harcourt on Saturday. Igbokwe  (PDP-Ahiazu Mbaise/Ezinihitte) said that the marketers should put national interest above other interests and remain efficient in spite of challenges associated with petrol business. He commended Liquid Bulk Ltd….

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Trump visit: US, Saudi sign deals worth $110bn

The United States on Saturday announced military deals worth nearly $110 billion, during a visit by President Donald Trump to Saudi Arabia. A White House official said Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would attend the signing of a memorandum of intent on a package of defence equipment and services to bolster the security of the kingdom and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian threats. National oil firm Saudi Aramco said it signed $50 billion of agreements with U.S. firms. Energy minister Khalid al-Falih said deals involving…

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