MonthMarch 2016

Phil Neville’s future in doubt as Valencia travel without assistant coach

• Party arrives for game in Las Palmas without Englishman• Brother Gary was sacked as first-team coach this week Valencia landed in Las Palmas on Friday night without their assistant coach Phil Neville. The absence of Neville, whose brother Gary was sacked as first-team coach on Wednesday, had not been announced in advance despite the new coach, Pako Ayestarán, holding a press conference the day before. It came as a surprise when he was not among the travelling party, casting doubt on his future at the club. Continue reading… [hmp_player]

Another Nollylwood actor, Ceejay Perez dies in fatal accident [PHOTOS]

Fast-rising Nollywood actor, Ceejay Perez is dead. Pereze, alongside four other passengers died in a fatal motor accident yesterday in Onitsha, Anambra State. The incident occurred when the driver of the ill-fated vehicle lost control and ran into a drainage. Perez, a native of Isuofia in Anambra State, and four other occupants of the vehicle […] Another Nollylwood actor, Ceejay Perez dies in fatal accident [PHOTOS] [hmp_player]

Disqualified PDP candidate: Rivers youths threaten showdown with INEC

The National Youth Council of Nigeria in Rivers State has reacted to the controversy generated by the disqualification of the PDP candidate in Akuku-Toru constituency two by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The youth body threatened to shut down the INEC office on Aba road in protest if the commission failed to reverse its […] Disqualified PDP candidate: Rivers youths threaten showdown with INEC [hmp_player]

Stop wailing, Buhari must not visit Agatu – Adesina replies critics

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has fired back at those criticizing his principal over his refusal to visit the crisis-ridden Agatu community in Benue. Adesina said the president did not have to visit victims of Boko Haram onslaught or herdsmen massacre to show that he was feeling their […] Stop wailing, Buhari must not visit Agatu – Adesina replies critics [hmp_player]

No action over coin thrown at West Brom’s Chris Brunt in FA Cup tie

• Brunt sustained cut under an eye when approaching Baggies fans at Reading• Police say 17-year-old has been given youth caution in relation to incident A teenager who was arrested following the incident in which the West Bromwich Albion player Chris Brunt was struck in the face by a coin will face no further action. Related: Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion: match preview Continue reading… [hmp_player]

Norwich hope January intake can give them edge over Newcastle and until May | Nick Ames

Alex Neil’s club were among January’s biggest spenders, with Timm Klose making the most impact, and believe Rafael Benítez’s side have more to lose Exactly 33 months have passed since the arrival of a man Norwich City hoped would help lever them in among the Premier League’s middle order. The £8.5m signing of Ricky van Wolfswinkel from Sporting Lisbon was a big deal – not to mention a club record one – but one goal in an insipid 2013-14 relegation campaign was the net effect and it stretches credulity that the Dutchman, currently on loan at Real Betis, remains on the Canaries’ books. Related: Premier League run-in: the challenges and key players for every club Continue reading… [hmp_player]

Jürgen Klopp: Liverpool want players undeterred by Champions League absence

• Manager says it matters more that players want to push Liverpool forward• Christian Benteke out for one month with knee ligament injury Jürgen Klopp is confident Liverpool will attract high-calibre signings such as Mario Götze this summer without Champions League football and prefers players who are willing to “push the train, not jump on the running train”. The Liverpool manager, who will be without Christian Benteke for at least one month because of a knee ligament injury sustained on international duty, refused to comment on his interest in the Bayern Munich forward. Götze is understood to be keen on a reunion with his former Borussia Dortmund coach following an underwhelming spell at the Allianz Arena and Liverpool are confident of securing a deal. Continue reading… [hmp_player]