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Leicester City Beat Chelsea to Lead English Premier League.

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Leicester City claimed top position in the ongoing 2020/2021 English Premier League (EPL) on Tuesday with a 2-0 win against the Blues at the King Power Stadium.

Wilfred Ndidi fired the hosts forward after six minutes and James Maddison added the second four minutes before half time to secure the victory.

Leicester City, shock champions in 2016, are currently ahead of previous leaders Manchester United by one point with a total of 38 points, while Chelsea have slipped to eighth place on 29 points.

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Manchester United have a game close by on Leicester City while Manchester City are third, three points behind the leading club, Leicester City, having played two matches less.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers played down their position by saying it’s “very much early” to refer to them as Premier League title contenders.

“Nobody is going through the motions; however, it shows in the initial segment of the season consistency has been good and performance levels have been exceptionally high,” Rodgers said.

“We looked exceptionally dangerous in the game. Two very good goals. We truly merited it.”

Chelsea was shocked from the beginning against Leicester City when Ndidi’s strike from the edge of the penalty box slammed off the post to place the hosts in charge of the game.

Chelsea was given a penalty kick when Jonny Evans tripped Christian Pulisic, but the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) ruled the foul was outside the area.

“I thought it was a penalty kick however I’m not going to incline toward those things. We weren’t the better side,” Lampard said.

“Disappointing goal from a set-piece and the second goal is simply insufficient.”

Leicester City pounced moments after the penalty kick occurrence when Maddison clipped a half-volley past Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to double Chelsea’s hopelessness before the half time.

The visitors were all in a tight spot in the second half and they were thwarted by VAR again in the 85th minute when Timo Werner’s goal was ruled out for offside.

With Chelsea just winning twice from their last eight games, Lampard conceded he is “worried about the slump.”

“It’s a young team and it’s a big lesson,” he added. “You must get yourself out of the hole.” (dpa/NAN)

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Eze Mbamara inaugurates new Amato-Amaraku town union excos

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Obi-Aku, Uzi of Amato-Amaraku in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, His Royal Highness Eze J. C. Mbamara (VI) has inaugurated the new Executive Officers of the town union.

Inaugurating them at his palace on Tuesday 5th of April,2021, the monarch sought God’s blessing upon the new leadership.

The former Chairman Isiala Mbano Council of Traditional Rulers also charged them to be a uniting factor in the community.

Recall that the new President General Mr. Andy Pace Osunwa was earlier inaugurated alongside other 39 President General of different autonomous communities in Isiala Mbano LGA by the Interim Management Committee Chairman Evangelist Chika Okoroike recently.

Those Inaugurated by the monarch included, Mr. Andy Pace Osunwa, President General; Chief Anthony Onwubuariri, Vice President; Mr. Jephter Mbamara, Secretary General; Mr. Alphonsus Duru, Treasurer;

Others were Mr. Chijioke Abiazie, Financial Secretary; Chief Byron Louis Ugwonali, Organizing Secretary/PRO; Mr. Gordon Obi, Assistant Secretary; Mr. Rev lord Osuji, Provost(I) and Mr. Ignatius Njokeji(II).

In his acceptance speech, the President General, Mr. Osunwa expressed delight over his emergence just as he called for unity in the community.

He further promised to lead the community with fear of God, even been hopeful of great change.

During the inaugural meeting on Wednesday 7th April, 2021, the new PG inaugurated a 9-man Peace and Reconciliatory Committee headed by Chief Lawrence Amadi.

While calling their attention on divergent interest in the community, he charged them to maintain integrity as a veritable tool to restore tranquility and togetherness in the land.

This is even as he tasked them to discharge their task without fear or favour. In his remark, one of the leaders Chief Lawrence Ibeh encouraged the new leadership to reach out to other leaders and stakeholders with a view to addressing some nagging issues hindering the progress and development of the community.

The Ikeoha 1 of Amato-Amaraku however assured them of support whenever they are needed.

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[BREAKING] Arms fund probe: Finally, Army chief appears before Reps

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, is currently appearing before the House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on the Need to Review the Purchase, Use and Control of Arms, Ammunition and Related Hardware by Military, Paramilitary and Other Law Enforcement Agencies.

The committee had no less than two times invited Attahiru and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, to answer questions on the procurement of arms and ammunition.
On Friday, the committee, after a long wait, postponed the investigative hearing till Monday.

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Earlier on March 22, 2021, the committee had, after the failure by the CBN governor and the COAS to appear before it, summoned them to appear before on April 7, 2021.

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“I speak with millionaires” – Mercy Eke replies bad belle people

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Mercy Eke replies bad belle people

The winner of the Big Brother Naija show (season 4), Mercy Eke has responded to some bad belle people on social media, who mocked her for her Igbo accent.

Recall that Mercy Lambo has repeatedly been a subject of online troll largely because of her local accent which clearly depicts her origin (Igbo).

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However, the media battle started, after a fan admired Mercy due to her beautiful looks.

A lady reacted saying that the reality star is beautiful till she opens her mouth to speak.

Responding to the statement, Mercy told the lady that she opens her mouth to speak with millionaires on how to make billions.

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