Documents show Prince’s painkiller habit

  Numerous opioid painkillers were found at US singer Prince’s home shortly after his death last year, unsealed court documents show. Some of the pills discovered at Prince’s Paisley Park estate in Minnesota had prescriptions in the name of his friend and bodyguard. But the documents do not offer evidence about the source of the fentanyl that killed the singer on 21 April 2016. Medical examiners have concluded that he died from an accidental overdose. No-one has been charged over the death of the 57-year-old singer. The court documents were…

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Europe League: Sloppiness cost Man United in Belgium – Mourinho

  Sloppiness and poor decision-making cost Manchester United the chance to kill off Anderlecht in their Europe League quarter-final in Belgium on Thursday, manager Jose Mourinho has said. United opened the scoring in the 36th minute but failed to add to their tally and were left to rue their missed chances when Anderlecht made it 1-1 in the 86th minute with their only shot on target. “I think the result should be much better, and we can only blame ourselves and we didn’t play in attack with that instinct,” Mourinho…

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Buhari: We’re discussing with Chibok girls’ captors

THREE YEARS AFTER ABDUCTION… President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday disclosed that his administration has reached out to leaders of the Boko Haram sect for the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped exactly three years ago in Borno State. The president stated this in a statement to mark three years since the girls were abducted from Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok. “We have reached out to their captors, through local and international intermediaries, and we are ever ready to do everything within our means to ensure the safe release of all…

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N1.1bn fraud: EFCC re-arraigns Arisekola’s son, deceased MD

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday re-arraigned the son of late Abdulazeez Arisekola Alao, an Ibadan based business mogul, Abdullahi Alao and the deceased Managing Director of Majope Investment, Opeyemi Ajuyah, before an Ikeja High Court over fuel subsidy fraud and forgery. Abdullahi Alao and his company, Axe Energy Ltd, Ajuyah and Olanrewaju Olalusi were arraigned by the EFCC on an eight-count charge of fraudulently obtaining subsidy payments amounting to N1.1 billion. Ajuyah, who was facing charges alongside the other defendants in the N1.1 billion fraud, died in…

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Eagles’ rival, Algeria, appoints Alcaraz coach

Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers opponents, Algeria have appointed Lucas Alcaraz as their fourth full-time coach in the last 13 months. The Spaniard was sacked on Monday as the coach of Granada, who are currently bottom of the Spanish La Liga. The 50-year-old replaces Belgian Georges Leekens who quit after Algeria were eliminated from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations at the group stage. Christian Gourcuff resigned as coach in April 2016 to be replaced by Milovan Rajevac who quit after just two games. Alcaraz’s first competitive match in charge…

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