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The completion of a swap deal involving Manchester City’s Danilo and Juventus’ Joao Cancelo has edged ever closer as the Brazilian has now agreed personal terms with the Italian champions. Goal can confirm that the former Real Madrid full-back will earn a basic salary of €4 million (£3.7m/$4.5m) per year, plus additional bonuses if certain sporting criteria are met. Cancelo had been a stand-out performer during Juve’s Serie A-winning season last term, but has been allowed to leave after just one season with the Old Lady. Juventus are set to earn €30m (£27m/$33m) as part of the agreement, with Danilo arriving to replace a man … >>> Read Full Story


By Festus Adedayo
Bankole Folorunso Adedayo was my blood brother. Born in 1973, he was a soldier of the 1 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Sokoto. In 2000, a terse posted letter arrived the News Room of the ANN Plc., publishers of the Tribune newspaper, my erstwhile employer, from his own employer. That letter shattered the walls and world of my family. Bankole had been killed in the thick of fighting in the Sierra Leonean war, so said the letter to me, his next of kin. Till now, that terse 2-paragraph omnibus letter is all that has transpired between our family and the Nigerian Army, 19 … >>> Read Full Story


Francis Sardauna in Katsina

The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, Tuesday reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to developing the transportation sector in view of its immense contribution to the state and nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The governor said that government would continue to provide the needed support in the areas of investment, training and policies that would boost the growth of the sector.

Speaking shortly after he inspected an additional Toyota bus purchased by the Katsina State Transport Authority (KTSTA), Masari said the transportation sector is key to the sustenance of the state’s socio-economic development, hence his readiness to boost the sector.

He … >>> Read Full Story

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued guidelines on disclosure and transparency Consumer Protection Framework (CPF).
CBN Gov Godwin Emefiele
The guidelines, according to CBN is to give effect to the Disclosure and Transparency Principle contained in the Consumer
Protection Framework (CPF) for institutions regulated by the CBN.

The Guidelines provide minimum Disclosure and Transparency requirements for Financial Institutions under the regulatory purview of the CBN to ensure they provide consumers with all material and relevant information regarding their business relationship in a clear and transparent manner.
The objective of the Guidelines is to protect consumers against the provision of inadequate, misleading … >>> Read Full Story

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Paris Saint-Germain have offered superstar, Neymar to Premier League giants, Manchester United.
According to Spanish newspaper, Sport, the French Ligue 1 champions are desperate to sell Neymar this summer and have given Man United the chance to sign the Brazilian international on loan for €20million.

Neymar is expected to leave PSG in the next few days and his club are offering him around Europe.
This is coming after Neymar decided that he does not want to play for the club again in any official matches.
Neymar has been the subject of transfer speculations all summer, with Barcelona keen on bringing him back to Camp Nou.… >>> Read Full Story

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Laurent Koscielny is in France to undergo a medical at Bordeaux, with a €5 million (£4.6m/$5.6m) deal close to completion, while Carl Jenkinson is also edging towards the exits at Arsenal. Sources close to events in north London have confirmed to Goal that the experienced centre-half is set to see his wish granted of securing a return to his homeland. Koscielny, who still has one year left to run on his contract at Emirates Stadium, has made no secret of his desire to head home this summer . He has been pushing for a move despite Arsenal’s reluctance to part with his services. The Gunners … >>> Read Full Story


The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU,  on Tuesday held a joint protest in Ibadan to demand the implementation of a subsisting court judgement and other pressing issues.
The unions were demanding the implementation of the judgement of the National Industrial Court regarding Universities Staff School teachers’ enrollment on government payroll, earned allowances and renegotiation of 2009 agreement.
Addressing newsmen during the protest, which took place on the University of Ibadan campus, Mr Wale Akinremi, the Chairman of SSANU, who spoke on behalf of the two unions, urged the Federal Government to respond to their demand … >>> Read Full Story