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Carmelo Anthony made a tiebreaking shot with 4.1 seconds remaining, and the visiting Portland Trail Blazers rallied to defeat the Toronto Raptors 101-99 on Tuesday night.
Damian Lillard, who tied the game for Portland on a 3-pointer with 38.5 seconds to play, had 20 points — 18 in the second half — and nine assists. Anthony finished with a game-high 28 points.
After the Raptors failed to score, the Trail Blazers took possession with 13.6 seconds to play and set up Anthony’s shot from the top of the key. Kyle Lowry, who missed the final shot of the game, had 24 … >>> Read Full Story
Manchester City playmaker, Kevin De Bruyne, has said Pep Guardiola spent only 15 minutes preparing the false-nine tactics, that helped to blow Manchester United away in the first half of Tuesday’s Carabao Cup tie.
City went 3-0 up in 38 minutes during the semi-final first leg at Old Trafford, thanks to Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez and an Andreas Pereira own goal.
Marcus Rashford then pulled a goal back for United after half-time.
Pep Guardiola often used a false nine, when he was in charge at Barcelona but has rarely done so at City.
But despite their lack of experience with the tactic, De Bruyne told … >>> Read Full Story
Anti-riot policemen on patrol
Yenagoa, Bayelsa State boiled on Monday as a policeman reportedly shot dead three people.
Those shot dead are a commercial driver and two of his passengers. The dastard act has led to riot in the state’s capital.
According to reports, the policeman guarding a new generation bank at the Ekeki axis of the capital city was said to have opened fire on a commercial bus belonging to Peace Mass, a popular transport company in Yenagoa.
The policeman was said to have escaped through a commercial tricycle. the bullet was said to have pierced through the driver’s head and hit two other … >>> Read Full Story
By Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt
Angry workers of the Niger Delta Basin Development Authority (NDBDA) Monday barricaded the office of the interventionist agency in Port Harcourt, locking out visitors and grounding activities there.
The workers arrived the premises of the authority in the early hours of Monday, carrying placards, calling for the sack of the management board and probe of the River Basins Development authorities across the country.
The workers, led by Nwafor Nkiken, called for a forensic audit of NDBDA, saying: ‘’All the funds that have been pumped into the authority over the years have been squandered by inept and corrupt management.”
Nkiken, … >>> Read Full Story
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The leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s Ward 10, Etsako West Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo State, have endorsed Governor Godwin Obaseki’s re-election bid.
The leaders gave their endorsement during a visit to the governor at Government House, in Benin City, on Monday.
The Chairman of the APC in Ward 10, Etsako West LGA, Mr Oshawo Stephen, who led other executive members of the Ward to declare support for the governor’s second term bid, said, “We came to visit our Governor for the new the year, to pray for … >>> Read Full Story
An 11-year-old student of Patterson Memorial Grammar School, Awada, Onitsha, Anambra State, identified as Chigozie Anyichie, has been burnt beyond recognition by a strange fire in his school.
The deceased, who is said to be a JSS 1 student, was said to be inside the school’s hostel when the incident occurred, while others had gone for devotion.
A source said, “Property worth millions of naira were destroyed in the inferno while the deceased was burnt beyond recognition.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, adding that the cause of the fire and value of property destroyed were yet to be ascertained.… >>> Read Full Story
Burna Boy by the numbers
If one is wondering why Burna Boy was such a real deal in 2019 such that his African Giant album ended the year as a Grammy nominee for best World album, the figures that summed things up graphically are out.
Here are some: The Nigerian international singer African Giant album is listened to on Spotify by 13m listeners monthly since its release, the most by an African artist.
*Over 600million music streams have been recorded for the album, the number one most streamed album in Africa in 2019.
*Burna Boy had over 200 performances worldwide in 2019 and 70 shows … >>> Read Full Story