Chelsea legend Didier Drogba will make an emotional playing return to Stamford Bridge this summer as part of Soccer Aid 2019. The Blues hero, who won 12 major honours with Chelsea, is set to be confirmed as one of the former professionals to play in the annual charity match, scheduled to take place on June 16. It will be the first time Drogba, 41, has played at his spiritual home since leaving his second spell at the club back in 2015. Drogba, who scored 164 goals during his two spells at the club, is sure to receive a hero’s reception back at the Bridge ...

Facebook Inc and the United States Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a hefty settlement over the company’s privacy lapses that could require the online social network to pay a multibillion-dollar fine. The Washington Post reported that the FTC and Facebook had not agreed on an amount, citing two persons it said were familiar with the matter. Facebook reported fourth-quarter revenue of $16.9 billion and profit of $6.9 billion. The FTC has been investigating revelations that Facebook inappropriately shared information belonging to 87 million of its users with the now-defunct British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. The probe has focused on whether the sharing of ...

Afro-soul star, Aituaje Iruobe aka Waje reportedly wants to quit doing music professionally. Waje announced this move in a now-viral video, citing high cost of publicity and low purchase rates of her album as reasons why she was considering quitting. She said, “After everybody shouted ‘Waje, your last album was how many years ago, please we need an album’. Where are all the people that were shouting? “I don’t have the money for publicity and that’s what I am saying. Emerald’s (her daughter) school fees is there. “it’s like I have ten things laid out for me and every single time, its always been ...

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has launched the Dusty Manuscript Contest to give budding writers the opportunity to win publishing deals for their finished, but yet-to-be published, manuscripts. Organized in partnership with publishing houses Okadabooks and Farafina, the contest is part of the Bank’s YouREAD initiative which is aimed at promoting the culture of reading. The Dusty Manuscript Contest is the latest in a long line of GTBank initiatives geared towards promoting the appreciation of Art and supporting creative potential. In 2017 the Bank remodelled the old Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba into a state of the art learning and recreational facility that would give people ...

Dr Mercy Luka, a medical practitioner, has called for effective training and proper monitoring of activities of Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) to mitigate cases of maternal and child mortality. Luka made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. She noted that basic capacity building would assist the TBAs handle birth deliveries with minimal complications. According to her, the TBAs need to be trained on improved hygiene, what need to be done, when to do it and how important the health of the patient is. She said that knowledge of hygiene was very important because infections ...

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC) says it has opened its portal for recruitment of fresh graduates and experienced professionals into the system. Mr Ndu Ughamadu, its Group General Manager, (Public Affairs Division), confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. He said that the portal for the recruitment was opened on Wednesday. The recruitment portal address is https:/careers.nnpcgroup.com. “The portal was opened today and I have received hundreds of inquiries weather it is correct or not. ” We are going to recruit people from different engineering fields , especially fresh graduates and equally in the administrative areas,” ...
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