EPL: Sunderland relegated, Leicester safe

    David Moyes’s sorry Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League after a 1-0 home defeat by Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. Allied to Hull City’s 0-0 draw at Southampton, the result left Sunderland 13 points adrift of safety with only 12 points to play for this season. “I’m really disappointed,” said Sunderland manager Moyes. “I feel for the supporters. They put their heart and cash into the team and my thoughts are mainly with the supporters.” Josh King scored the goal that condemned Sunderland to…

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La Liga: Real late shows excite Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insisted he can’t explain his side’s penchant for late goals, but is excited rather than concerned by the need to constantly go to the wire. Marcelo struck four minutes from time as, for the seventh time this season, Real won a La Liga game in the final 10 minutes by edging out Valencia 2-1 on Saturday. “We know our stats of goals scored in the last few minutes,” said Zidane. “That is the reason football is so wonderful and you can’t over-analyse things too much….

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Sunderland’s 10-year EPL stay ends with Bournemouth defeat

Sunderland’s 10-year stay in the Premier League ended with defeat against Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light. The result coupled with Hull City’s draw at Southampton means David Moyes’ side are 14 points from safety with four games left. Bournemouth’s Joshua King scored the only goal with just two minutes left, tapping home from Ryan Fraser’s pass. The Norwegian also came close in the 20th minute but his shot rebounded off the post and crossbar and into the arms of Jordan Pickford. Artur Boruc saved from Jermain Defoe in the…

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Saraki vows to resign over details of National Assembly’s 2017 Budget

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Saraki, has vowed to resign if the 2017 Budget of the National Assembly does not come with a line by line outline. Saraki stated his position on his Twitter handle. He tweeted: “The line by line of the National Assembly budget, a key part of the #opennass is a done deal. Will be laid with 2017 budget.” The National Assembly has come under pressure over its failure to, like other arms and agencies of government, reveal the details of its Budget. Though the…

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N15bn Ikoyi loot: Osinbajo panel quizzes CBN gov

The presidential investigative panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr. Babachir David Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayodele Oke on Friday interrogated the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. New Telegraph had on Monday exclusively reported that the CBN governor will this week be appearing before the panel alongside  ‎some contractors that handle different projects under the Presidential Initiative on…

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Ooni dissociates self from statement on Oba of Lagos

The Ooni of Ife,His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) on Friday dissociated himself from a statement credited to one Tunde Awoyemi, who claimed to be the palace Director of Tourism, that the palace of Ooni would invoke the wrath of ancestors on the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu if he fails to tender an apology for snubbing the Arole of Oduduwa at a public function recently. The monarch in a statement by his media aide, Mr. Moses Olafare, said such a statement did not emanate from…

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Buhari threat: Policeman narrow probe to alleged ‘incitement’ – Source

A police officer, Inusa Saidu Biu, who threatened to kill at least 200 people, if President Muhammadu Buhari dies, is being investigated for alleged incitement. New Telegraph learnt that investigators are working hard to establish the authenticity of the Facebook Account where the alleged comment was posted. A police source, who spoke in confidence with our correspondent, said once the investigators establish his link to the Account, he may be “tried” for incitement. “The first thing the investigative team will do, is to establish the veracity of the Facebook account….

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