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Sports / Re: FC Barcelona: The Killer Formation Barcelona Might Adopt by Yuncage(m): 5:02am On Jun 21
OJEEMAH:
He does have something to offer in terms of experience and that's the reason a younger and more energetic player is needed to do the runs and dirty jobs. You need to understand that Barcelona no possess the kind of midfield they once had (Xavi & Iniesta) where Barcelona dictate the tempo of the game using Xavi and Iniesta to dominate and keep possession. Busquet didn't suffer then cos Xavi & Iniesta made it quite easy for him to handle threats.
You're right again but our mistakes has always been trying to replace players that are gone... We spent lots of money finding Neymar's replacement and we paid for that, we trying to find Xavi and iniesta's replacement, that'll kill us... We need to move on and accept other players' uniqueness
Sports / Re: FC Barcelona: The Killer Formation Barcelona Might Adopt by Yuncage(m): 7:38pm On Jun 20
OJEEMAH:
Did you sign Ansu Fati? Did you have high expectation when he was promoted to the first team? No. Greizmann (120M) Dembele (100M+) Coutinho (120M+) They have all flopped......You don't spend such amount in the transfer market for average performances.
I understand, that's why I said they're bad business... Our former president was spending unnecessarily... Those two players are not worth that amount.... Coutinho performs Best playing Messi's position while Dembele was ruined with Injuries
Sports / Re: FC Barcelona: The Killer Formation Barcelona Might Adopt by Yuncage(m): 7:35pm On Jun 20
OJEEMAH:
Well, I see Messi playing that role if he stays. Busquet should be replaced in that midfield.
You're right but Busquets still have something to offer to this team... He should be rested and should not play all games but not replaced
Sports / Re: FC Barcelona: The Killer Formation Barcelona Might Adopt by Yuncage(m): 5:04pm On Jun 20
OJEEMAH:
Any player that can't prove worth is considered a flop whether na injury or loss of form.
A flop is a player not performing to expectations on the field... Because Ansu fati got injured, does that make him a flop?
Sports / Re: FC Barcelona: The Killer Formation Barcelona Might Adopt by Yuncage(m): 5:02pm On Jun 20
OJEEMAH:
football no be draft ooh......on a good day, Koeman plays three midfielders so I dont think this your formation will work except when they are losing.
it's still three midfielders... Griezman will be playing as AM while De Jong and Busquets as DM...
Sports / Re: FC Barcelona: The Killer Formation Barcelona Might Adopt by Yuncage(m): 1:28pm On Jun 20
paulolee:
good on paper but shambles on d pitch...I remembered d hype n noise dembele n coutinho came with...i jus pray tinz change

Dembele isn't a flop, he's only injury proned... He's a good lad but injury made him a bad business....
Coutinho was doing well last season before the injury...
Sports / Re: FC Barcelona: The Killer Formation Barcelona Might Adopt by Yuncage(m): 1:26pm On Jun 20
OJEEMAH:
All I see is a weak midfield (Busquet) and patch-patch defence. Frenkie needs a partner that can do the dirty job like Kante, Fabinho or even Casemeiro.
The only reliable player upfront is Messi cos I dont really expect much from Aguero. Greizmann is inconsistent while Depay has to prove himself......Laporta should get a player that can coordinate the defence like Ramos and a very good DM that can win balls and then break play by intercepting key/deadly passes. This team can't play a counter attacking side in UCL.

The front is Okay for me. With this formation, Griezman will be playing in his best position(similar with the one he's playing in France), he'll surely shine... While Depay holding the left wing with Messi holding his favorite right wing and can always interchange with Griezman, I think we'll be formidable upfront...
About the defense, Laporta is definitely working on reinforcement same with the midfield

I strongly believe in this team man.. We're going far next season... I just pray Koeman will not make tactical mistakes this season, I think that's the only way we can fail
Sports / Re: FC Barcelona: The Killer Formation Barcelona Might Adopt by Yuncage(m): 11:50am On Jun 20
Don't forget our Laporta promises 2 to 3 signings to go.... so we should be expecting another CB very soon maybe Laporte
Sports / Re: FC Barcelona: The Killer Formation Barcelona Might Adopt by Yuncage(m): 11:48am On Jun 20
yuping:
Where is Garcia
Garcia might come in for Lenglet if he's sold or misbehaves
Sports / FC Barcelona: The Killer Formation Barcelona Might Adopt by Yuncage(m): 8:20am On Jun 20
With the arrival of Mephis Depay, Check out this deadly formation I stumbled across on tribunal website... Just imagine Barcelona with the below formation, if Barcelona scores less than 4 goals in a match, it's a loss...

Forca Barca

Sports / Official: FC Barcelona Completes The Signing Of Mephis Depay by Yuncage(m): 7:34am On Jun 20
Mephis Depay has joined Barcelona on a free transfer and has signed on a contract until 2023, making him the fourth signing Barcelona has made this season. Barcelona placed a massive £500 million as a release clause on the Dutch attacker..
Welcome Depay.. Forca Barca!!

Politics / Open Grazing Ban: Fulani Jihadist Issue Threats To Delta State by Yuncage(m): 3:58pm On Jun 14
The letter below has been circulating on WhatsApp since yesterday. The letter was allegedly written by some Fulanis threatening to cause mayhem in Delta State if the Governor refuses to lift the ban on open Grazing in the state.
I don't know how true this letter is but it's been heavily circulated on WhatsApp and most people are even posting it on their statuses.

Sports / Re: Koeman: This Current Set Of Players Is Not At The Level Required At Barcelona by Yuncage(m): 1:07pm On May 23
daddytime:
Dundee coach...

Buhari na apprentice where this one dey...

A bigger shame on you when the man you rejected single-handedly won Athleti the league.

Okombo
He's not really a Dundee, most Barcelona fans clamoured for Suarez to leave the club, the problem is that there was no replacement before and after making the decision. Also Koeman really helped develop our youth players apart from Ruiq Puig, so he's not a Dundee...
Sports / Koeman: This Current Set Of Players Is Not At The Level Required At Barcelona by Yuncage(m): 12:50pm On May 23
After the Eibar game on Saturday, Barcelona coach told reporters that the current FC Barcelona's squad are not up to Barcelona's standard
He said "By the time we [the technical staff] arrived, the squad had already been completed. The only signing we made was Sergino Dest on the last day. This group of players, in every sense of the word, don't have the quality to play for Barca,"
He further stated "A lot of people at the club think the same. We are trying to improve the squad. There are older players, with all due respect, who have shown that they have the level for this team. Others, the younger ones, need to gain experience and will be better with time. The squad hasn't been completed properly and you can't do that in a season. [We needed that] in order to be better, more effective in front of the goal. We were the ones who scored the most goals but the conversion rate is worse than it should be at a team like Barca."

Koeman really stated the bitter truth and he's kind of right but it's disrespectful. Saying stuffs like this to public just to shift blame from himself in order to keep his job is quite demeaning. He should have voiced his frustrations to the board instead of going to the public.


Forca Barca

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Sports / Re: Barcelona Fans Only: Should Koeman Be Sacked Or Given Another Opportunity?? by Yuncage(m): 10:08pm On May 14
Messi could've added another balloon d'or to his collections if we had won the league, it's so painful to see the league title slipped away from us...We shouldn't blame only the Coach, all the players played role in our loss
Sports / Re: Barcelona Fans Only: Should Koeman Be Sacked Or Given Another Opportunity?? by Yuncage(m): 10:03pm On May 14
Bossman25:
The problem why he should be sacked is not that he sold Suarez, I was even delighted by the news....koeman was given a job at the begining of the season......He accessed the team and he Flopped with his accessment.

1. Trusting Graizmann and cutinho who were not performing, and he sugarcoated them into the starting line up.
2. When the young ( youth) where performing, He still wanted to sugarcoat the old lads into he team, which has caused loss of point e.g Langlet.
3. He didn't have a clear plan, thanks to Pimienta's youth development, the players in Barca B were ready to take the mantle.....Riqui puig, Araujo, Mingueza.....Illiax and many more......
4. A coach that was just shifting from one tactics to another, causing our loss to virtually all the big team in Europe...if we had loss by a close margin of 1-0 or 0-1 it was understandable that the team needed a striker, but we scored loads of goals this season in Laliga, so it means the lack of No 9 wasn't the problem, the problem was shipping goals left and right
5. He lacks tactical acumen, in game management, which led to over use and injuries to both Pedro and Aruajo, even Mingueza is fatiqued. He can't rotate for his life.
6. Becos of the lack of tactics he over trust the senior players to perform where as benching a youth player even if he is performing, e.g Dest vs Sergi Roberto...( Granada match)
7. Becos he is tactically inept, young players are clueless and lack direction in matches to propel them for match performance....E.g his argument with Mingueza the other day.
8. He change our formation 4 times from 4-3-3 to 4-2-3-1 back to 4-3-3 now to 3-5-2 then like that.....yet the defence still leaked goals( yet he was a defender during his playing days.)
9. He sidelined Riqui puig ( the fan favourite) simply becos of his alter ego that he told puig to go on loan...God catch am, as coutinho get injury, we ran Pedro to the ground...where as he should have rotated with Riqui puig.
10. His tactical blunder by substituting Ataujo for Roberto against levante, a match that u were using 3 defenders at the back, Roberto was not match fit yet u sugarcoated him, this same Roberto was the flop and cost us the match against Granada.......

Thanks to the youth for salvaging this season for Barca, as soon as the senior players came, our winning streak was irrelevant....thanks to Roberto......
Koeman should go.....and replaced with Pimienta even if pimienta doesn't promote with the team( this coach won a uefa youth league against Chelsea with Riqui puig, and he can develop players for the first team if given more freedom)
Koeman should Go!









He probably made some mistakes that costs us but we should note that most of the goals we conceded this season are defensive errors and we lose a lot of chances, our goals conversation rate this season is poor... You can only blame a coach if we're not creating chances...As for me, we should give the guy a second chance
Sports / Re: Barcelona Fans Only: Should Koeman Be Sacked Or Given Another Opportunity?? by Yuncage(m): 8:31am On May 14
paulolee:
sack him with his mediocre tactics.....he flopped in big games all tru d season except dt copa win..
a barca coach dt got just a point out of possible 6 point against madrid n athletico....dts bad
Who do you think will replace him and do better?? We're playing without a number 9, we're playing with inexperienced players and old legs...
Sports / Barcelona Fans Only: Should Koeman Be Sacked Or Given Another Opportunity?? by Yuncage(m): 8:13am On May 14
We have to think this carefully before changing coaches, we fans forget so soon why many of the coaches that came we were once excited and later wanted them sacked:
1. A time came fans wanted Luis Enrique out and he later then quit.

2. Valverde came into the pic Everyone was happy that he will do well and played defensive game and boring style of play, honestly Barca where boring to watch under Valverde many fans have forgotten and then he was later Sacked.

3. Setien came in and everyone said he did a good job with Betis and even Betis beat us when he coached them, Fans were happy because he understood tiki-take etc and we later saw how inexperienced he was, he was sacked.

4. Koeman came in and everyone was super excited because they all wanted him to coach this team, he took a team that was mentally and psychologically weak. A team with poor defensive capabilities, he asked for signings Bartomeu didn’t give him, the likes of Suarez, Vidal, Rakitic left.
He had short time to know the New signings that he almost requested for Pedri to be loan or play in B team.

He brought back the fighting spirit and was flexible to try different formations, His assistant played a role in Ajax success, he did tremendous Job with the Netherlands and was the Only coach who had the balls to coach this team in their difficult moment and crisis.

We were not expecting much from him for the first season yet he won a trophy. January he pleaded for signings of a defender and an attacker his request was Rejected.
After bringing life to this team and making us enjoy Barcelona football a bit Now fans want him sacked.

I hope we don’t regret sacking Koeman.
Sometimes we need to give this coach another chance to know if he his capable or not.
Just the way we are patient with some players we need to be patient with him

5. Now we want Pimienta Barca B coach, who has yet to take the Barca B from third division to second division I think this is it’s 3rd spell as a coach.

Now what if he doesn’t coach the team well, even in championship league... I guess we all will want him SACKED.

Then we all want Xavi, what if he flops, I guess everyone will want him SACKED.


Personally I feel out of all the coach of recent, minus Pep and Tito, Koeman has really made me enjoy Barca games sometimes.

Many fans wanted Suarez to leave because Messi and Suarez always pass to each other and made our game predictable. Now we blame Koeman for Suarez leaving and we want him back or have we forgotten the chances he always missed. I thought we said we want young and fresh strikers.

Comaparing Barca to other top teams in their league, Barcelona is not doing so bad. Liverpool are currently fighting to qualify for the championship league, likewise Juventus, Arsenal can’t qualify for European league. Tottenham has missed out of Top 4. PSG might end up not winning their league. Forget about the Bayern Munich league, it’s usually them that not a league.

The honest truth is that La liga looks so competitive because the Top 3 teams did poorly this season except from sevilla. Else one the team would have won this league a long time.


In conclusion I think the board should do want they want, THEY CAN NEVER SATISFY WE FANS, FANS WANT A COACH THAT WILL WIN ALL MATCHES AND LOSE NONE AND GET ALL TROPHY. I don’t know if this is possible with our current situation.

And Please let Pique Umtiti and lenglet leave their time is up. If we must win anything our back line must be changed completely, they are the reason for our many defeats Not Koeman.

Some of our players are too lazy, they earn much and play little.

Let’s take the Anger to the players not the Coach only. How many Coaches are we going to change for us to see some players need to be SACKED. -TEEKUN

Forca Barca�❤️�

Foreign Affairs / Re: Biden: I Believe Putin Is A Killer And Will Pay For Meddling With U.S Election by Yuncage(m): 8:54am On Mar 18
Nbotee:
Putin and Mother Russia have been meddling in the US elections especially succeeding in birthing the Presidency of Trump. They also succeeded in meddling and tampering with the BREXit outcome
Any proof to back up your claims?
Foreign Affairs / Re: Biden: I Believe Putin Is A Killer And Will Pay For Meddling With U.S Election by Yuncage(m): 8:36am On Mar 18
undecided
Nukilia:
The war crusaders have started their rubbish!
Foreign Affairs / Biden: I Believe Putin Is A Killer And Will Pay For Meddling With U.S Election by Yuncage(m): 8:09am On Mar 18
In an interview with with ABC news on Wednesday, Joe Biden has warned Russia's President Vladimir Putin that he will face consequences if it is proven that he truly interfered in US elections.
"He will pay a price," Biden replied when asked about a report published by the office of the Director of National Intelligence on Tuesday which concluded that Putin meddled with U.S elections.
Biden went further to say “We had a long talk, he and I, when we – I know him relatively well. And the conversation started off, I said, ‘I know you and you know me. If I establish this occurred, then be prepared.'”
Biden was then asked if he believe that
Putin was a killer and he replied “I do,”

I hope this is not the start of another World War.. In my own opinion, Biden should tread wisely.





https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/17/biden-putin-is-a-killer-russia-will-pay-for-election-meddling

Sports / Laporta: Messi Generates A Third Of Barcelona's Income by Yuncage(m): 7:38am On Feb 02
Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta has come out and defended
Lionel Messi after the contract he signed in 2017 came to light by El Mundo on Saturday night .
The report revealed that Messi could earn up to 555,237,619 euros over the course of a four-season period, yet COPE have also reported that the Argentine is still owed 63.5 million euros of this season's current salary.
"It's bad news because it's disrespectful, and because there is a mismanagement at the club it's easier for these things to happen," Laporta said of El Mundo's story.
"Barcelona 's situation is not caused by Leo's contract. Messi generates more income than he earns. We have done a study and he generates around a third of Barcelona 's total income."
Laporta pointed to the way in which
Messi has helped Barcelona win on the pitch and this, in turn, has helped make them more marketable off it.
"From 2004 to 2019 we have won 35 trophies and [Real] Madrid 22, and this, in large part, is thanks to Leo Messi ," he explained.
"Without him, we wouldn't have won so much. There are nine sportsmen in the world who earn more money in relation to the total income of a club.
"Leo accounts for a total of 8.2 percent of the club's expenditure. All the sponsors demand to have Leo."
What's clear is that the potential
Barcelona president wants Messi to stay.
"I will do my best to keep him," Laporta confirmed.
"I have indications that he is fine at Barcelona; he wants to stay and he needs to trust in a sporting project."


https://www.marca.com/en/football/barcelona/2021/02/01/60182261e2704e122d8b462f.html

Sports / Ciro Immobile Wins European Golden Boot by Yuncage(m): 5:41pm On Aug 01, 2020
Ciro immobile was able to secure the
European Golden Boot on Saturday without even having to play after
Maurizio Sarri opted to leave Cristiano Ronaldo out of Juventus ' squad for the final match of the Serie A season.
This is the first time that the Lazio striker has won the award, which was held by Barcelona forward Lionel Messi after his 36 goals in the 2019/20 campaign.
Immobile has scored 35 goals in Serie A this season, four ahead of Cristiano , and he could now add to that tally when
Lazio face Napoli on Saturday night.
The Italian will now be determined to try and break the Serie A record for goals scored in one season, which is held by Gonzalo Higuain after he found the back of the net 36 times in the 2015/2016 season.
Immobile 's successes in front of goal mean that the European Golden Boot has returned to Italy, something that hadn't happened since Francesco Totti won it in 2007. Now it has fallen on the other side of Rome.

Crime / Over 4 Men Rapes An 18 Years Old Girl In Ibadan by Yuncage(m): 3:39pm On Jun 04, 2020
According to a Twitter account @mediaboy, over four boys raped a girl in Ibadan.

Barakat Bello, an 18yrs old girl has been raped in Ibadan by some men whom she said are close to four in number. Investigation are still on to ascertain the genuineness of her claim.

According to a source, she in her house in the Ibandan metropolis when these men came into her room when no one was around and slept with her forcefully. Investigations are still on going to get the culprits down. There is now a Campaign ongoing as Justice for Barakat. This has been posted on the twitter account of @mediaboy


http://rainbownaija.com/2020/06/04/over-4-men-rapes-girl-in-ibadan-neighborhood-in-confusion-as-rape-cases-increase/

Health / Re: Covid-19: The Man Allegedly Behind The Coronavirus Creation by Yuncage(m): 10:04am On Apr 06, 2020
NewYork Times newspaper

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Health / Covid-19: The Man Allegedly Behind The Coronavirus Creation by Yuncage(m): 9:52am On Apr 06, 2020
If there's one thing on everyone's mind right now it's the coronavirus.
With the whole world at a standstill, people are speculating about how this pandemic came to be, with over a million people already infected and thousands of lives being claimed by the day.
Early reports indicated that COVID-19 first appeared at a food market in Wuhan, China, and was sourced back to bats.
But a number of conspiracy theories are pointing fingers at American scientist Charles Lieber as the person responsible for the creation and spread of the virus.
The theory says that the 60-year-old created the virus and sold it to China, with a video even starting to circulate online claiming he has been arrested in relation to the illness.
Those rumours, however, were a hoax.
Lieber has been arrested, though the reason for that has nothing to do with the coronavirus.
The allegations don't stop there, though.
Some even suggest he's a Chinese spy looking to destabilise the United States.

So, who is Charles Lieber and why has he been arrested?
Lieber was a director of the chemical biology department at Harvard University and he specialised in nano science between 1991 and 2011.
In 2013 he became a 'Strategic Scientist' at Wuhan University of Technology and reportedly participated in a program focusing on the recruitment of foreign researchers, though he confessed in 2018 that he was never part of that program.
Lieber has been accused of lying about his ties to the Chinese government.
The New York Times reported that he received up to 50,000 US dollars a month and 150,000 dollars a year from the Chinese university and the Beijing government to build a laboratory in Wuhan.
At the same time, his research team at Harvard had 15 million dollars invested in them from the American National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defence.
His arrest for the alleged theft of intellectual property is part of a US operation around Chinese scientists working at or visiting US universities, but nothing to do with the creation of a virus.
As of today, it's not confirmed whether the virus' origins are natural or man-made, although research indicates the former.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/28/us/charles-lieber-harvard.html

Sports / Drogba & Eto'o Slam Doctors Proposing The Testing of Covid-19 Vaccines In Africa by Yuncage(m): 5:27pm On Apr 03, 2020
Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto'o are among those to have hit out at reports that possible vaccines for coronavirus could be tested in Africa before being used elsewhere.

Two doctors appeared on French TV proposing using Africa as a location for testing different coronavirus vaccines to see if they work.

"Africa isn't a testing lab,"
Drogba tweeted in response.
"I would like to vividly denounce those demeaning, false and most of all deeply racist words.
"Help us save Africa [from] the current COVID-19 and flatten the curve.
"Do not take African people as human guinea pigs! It's absolutely disgusting.
"African leaders have a responsibility to protect their populations from those horrendous conspiracies."

"Welcome to the west, where white people think they are so superior that racism and debility becomes commonplace," Demba Ba tweeted. "Time to rise."

"Sons of b****es," Eto'o replied to Ba's tweet.
"Africa is not your playground."

https://www.marca.com/en/football/international-football/2020/04/03/5e871ddc22601d20168b4596.html

Health / Lassa Fever Deaths In Nigeria Rise To 185 by Yuncage(m): 8:00am On Apr 03, 2020
Amidst the outbreak of Coronavirus disease, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, yesterday said deaths from the Lassa fever the outbreak in the country has hits 185.

The Centre in its Weekly 13 situation report noted that Nigeria has been battling a Lassa fever outbreak since the beginning of the year with 951 confirmed cases.
Although the NCDC stated that there was a decline in the number of cases for four consecutive times, a total of nine persons died in a week.
The report revealed that last week no fewer than 176 deaths were recorded.

NCDC report stated that 19 cases were reported for Week 13, compared to 28 reported last week. These cases were reported from eight states – Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Bauchi, Taraba, Plateau, Kogi, and Delta. The decline, according to NCDC, in new cases might be explained by the beginning of rainfall in some parts of the country.
According to the report, three states, Edo, Ondo and Ebonyi, still have the highest number of cases from the outbreak. “Of the confirmed cases, 72 per cent are from the three states: Edo, 32 per cent; Ondo 32, per cent, and Ebonyi eight per cent. The five states with the highest number of confirmed cases are Edo with 309 confirmed cases and 39 deaths; Ondo, 305 confirmed cases and 43 deaths; Ebonyi with 72 cases and 15 deaths; Taraba with 55 cases and 21 deaths and Bauchi with 42 cases and 18 deaths. The predominant age-group affected is 21-30 years”

Health / Covid-19: Vaccine That Could End The Pandemic Is Being Tested In China by Yuncage(m): 6:25am On Apr 01, 2020
There are finally signs of some good news in the fight against the coronavirus.
Scientists in Wuhan, where the illness originated, are currently carrying out clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine.
The Chinese Embassy in Spain's Twitter account shared a tweet that pointed out that the vaccine was undergoing trials.

Around 5,000 people in Wuhan have signed up as volunteers for the vaccination and 108 of them were able to participate in the first phase.
Participants will then spend a period of time in quarantine, where they will follow guidelines and communicate through WhatsApp groups.
It will take at least a month to know if the results are as expected and, if they are, then the vaccine's chief scientist Chen Wei says "they can end the pandemic".
"If the initial results show that it Is safe and it produces the desired results, we will test it abroad," Wei explained.


https://www.marca.com/en/lifestyle/2020/03/31/5e83ab4c22601d352a8b4614.html

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Health / Coronavirus: Americans To Get N441,000 As Trump Signs Bill by Yuncage(m): 8:35am On Mar 28, 2020
President Donald Trump on Friday signed the $2.2 trillion (N827 trillion) financial stimulus package to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.
This came hours after the country’s House of Representatives approved the bipartisan bill, which the Senate passed on Wednesday.
U.S. is currently the hardest-hit country in terms of the COVID-19 infections, accounting for no fewer than 99,000 cases.
Under the law, the government will make direct payments totaling $290 billion (N109 trillion) to Americans earning below $99,000 (N37 million) per annum.

They are expected to get directly get up to $1,200 (N451,000) each, in addition to $500 (N188,000) per child.
On Wednesday, a record 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits amid massive job losses occasioned by the pandemic.
The package includes the payment of another $260 billion (N97 trillion) to jobless and laid-off workers for up to four months.
Small businesses with less than 500 employees and airlines will get a total of $881 billion (N331 trillion) as soft loans to cushion the economic effect of the virus.
In brief remarks, after the signing at the White House in Washington, Trump thanked “Democrats and Republicans for coming together and putting America first”.
He said the package would pave way for economic recovery in the U.S., adding that the country would have “a tremendous rebound’’.


https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/03/americans-to-get-n441000-each-as-trump-signs-historic-2-2trn-financial-stimulus-bill/

Health / NCDC Confirms 11 New Cases Of Coronavirus, Total Rises To 81 by Yuncage(m): 2:49am On Mar 28, 2020
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed eleven (11) new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in the country.
The Centre giving a breakdown of the new cases stated on its Twitter page that 8 were confirmed in Lagos, 2 in Enugu and 1 in Edo State.
This brings the total confirmed cases to 81 with 3 already being discharged and 1 death recorded.
Lagos State, the epicentre of the disease in the country has 52 cases, FCT- 14, Ogun- 3, Ekiti- 1, Oyo- 3, Edo- 2, Bauchi- 2 Osun-1 Rivers- 1, Enugu- 2.
The recent report is coming a few hours after the NCDC confirmed five new cases of the disease (3 in FCT and 2 in Oyo State).
This brings the total new confirmed cases on Friday to 16.

The Lagos commissioner for health, Prof Akin Abayomi, Friday has said that Lagos State may be seeing up to 39,000 cases of COVID-19 in the state, going by the number of cases imported into the country already.
Meanwhile, the Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi, on Friday stated that his coronavirus test result revealed he is negative of the disease.
However, the United States Government has announced a 7 million dollars (about N2.6 billion) emergency health and humanitarian aid to Nigeria amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This is part of a 274 million dollars (N103 billion) assistance package to no fewer than 63 countries affected by the disease, according to a statement by the Department of States on Friday.
Nigeria’s share, the statement said, will go into funding of “risk communication, water and sanitation activities, infection prevention, and coordination’’.
“This assistance joins more than 5.2 billion dollars (N1.9 trillion) in U.S. health assistance and more than 8.1 billion dollars (N3trillion) in total assistance for Nigeria over the past 20 years,’’ it said.



https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/03/ncdc-confirms-11-new-cases-of-coronavirus-total-rises-to-81/

Sports / Was Messi A Worthy Winner Of The Best Award? by Yuncage(m): 8:09am On Sep 24, 2019
Lionel Messi beat Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo to the 2019 The Best FIFA Men's Player award.

But was it a deserved triumph for the Argentine?

He scored 51 goals in 49 matches between LaLiga Santander, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League, along with 21 assists.
Not only was he the Golden Shoe winner, but he was also the top scorer in last season's Champions League.
Is there a more objective stat and a more decisive stat in the sport that that of goals?
This is the same debate we have every year and I'll always say the same thing.
Titles depend on the collective and awards like The Best and the Ballon d'Or are for individual performances.
As much as it might not sit well with some, Messi was undoubtedly the best in this sense.


Messi had another Messi year. He was the best player at Barcelona
and in LaLiga Santander, there's no doubt.
But football, as far as I know, isn't an individual sport and I think the debacle of Anfield , the Copa del Rey final defeat and a forgettable Copa America should play a part in this decision.
These were three major setbacks that would have completely ruled out any other player from the running.
Messi pulls Barcelona forward like nobody else, but his team got to where it got to.
On the other hand, Virgil van Dijk was the best player at Liverpool
and of the Premier League and he led his team to victory in the Champions League final.
I sincerely believe that this shifts the balance towards the Dutch defender

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