Monthly Archives: March 2015

Nigerian Troops Recapture Boko Haram Gwoza Caliphate

Nigerian troops on Friday recaptured the town of Gwoza from Boko Haram. The town was said to serve as the headquarters of the insurgents after the Boko Haram declared the town their “caliphate” last year. “Troops this morning captured Gwoza destroying the Headquarters of the Terrorists self-styled Caliphate,” Defence Headquarters in Abuja said on Twitter. “Several terrorists died while many ...

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US Isolated as Allies Line Up to Join China-led Bank

United States (U.S.) resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China’s frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power, AP reports. South Korea, one of America’s closest friends in Asia, announced Thursday it will join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, ...

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Graeme McDowell pulls out of Valero Texas Open with ankle injury as Northern Irishman bids to be fit the The Masters

Graeme McDowell has been forced to withdraw from the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio with an ankle injury. The Northern Irishman suffered the problem during practice on Wednesday and, although he managed to play his opening nine holes on Thursday. After pulling out of the tournament he has set his sights on getting fit for the Masters at Augusta ...

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Luis Suarez: It is more difficult to play my game at Barcelona than it was at Liverpool… the style has been a whole new world for me

• Luis Suarez struggled to adapt after £75million move from Liverpool • Uruguayan striker says it is more difficult at Barcelona than at Anfield • Suarez has improved recently, scoring seven goals in his last seven games • 28-year-old says he often tried to pass rather than shoot at goal early on Luis Suarez has admitted the Barcelona style of ...

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Barclays will not renew £40m-a-year Premier League sponsorship when current deal expires at the end of 2015-16 season

• Barclays agreed a £120million three-year sponsorship deal back in 2012 • The bank will not renew their agreement when it expires next year • New £5.1billion TV deal is expected to increase the cost of sponsorship • Barclays have sponsored the Premier League since 2001 Premier League sponsors Barclays will not renew their £40million-a-year deal when the current agreement ...

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Exclusive: Former PPA Gov Candidate, 55 Others Defects To APC in Ondo

Former governorship candidate of the Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA) in Ondo State, Engr Chris Ojomo and 55 of his supporters have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to Ojomo, who spoke on telephone with our correspondent, among his 55 supporters are four former governorship candidates in the state. The Street Reporters recall that the deputy governor of the ...

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Premier League clubs agree to give £1billion share of record £5billion TV rights deal to the rest of English football

• Premier League to share massive portion of £5billion TV rights income • Clubs committed £50million each to the PL’s good causes at summit • Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore called move ‘unprecedented’ • Scudamore said: ‘It’s sharing in the success of English football’ • Targeted investments include grass-roots facilities, participation, fan engagement, the lower leagues and disadvantaged groups • ...

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Bahrain 0-6 Colombia: Radamel Falcao scores twice as striker sends message to Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal

Manchester United benchwarmer Radamel Falcao sent a message to Louis van Gaal with two clinical goals for Colombia in their friendly in Bahrain on Thursday night. Falcao struck twice in four minutes for Colombia’s second and third goals in a 6-0 thrashing of the world No 103-ranked side at the Bahrain National Stadium. The 29-year-old has been craving regular football ...

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