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Leading UEFA Champions League scorers after Tuesday’s quarter-final, second leg ties:

14 goals: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

8 goals: Ben Yedder (Sevilla), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Salah (Liverpool)

7 goals: Cavani (Paris SG), Kane (Tottenham), Mane (Liverpool)

6 goals: Dzeko (Roma), Messi (Barcelona), Neymar (Paris SG)

5 goals: Aboubakar (FC Porto), Coutinho (Liverpool), Higuain (Juventus), Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Lukaku (Manchester United)

4 goals: Aguero (Manchester City), Aubameyang (Dortmund), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Mbappe (Paris SG), Oberlin (Basel), Son (Tottenham), Sterling (Manchester City), Talisca (Besiktas), Tosun (Besiktas)


Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola had to watch the second half of his side’s pulsating Champions League quarter-final, second leg against Liverpool from the stands after being sent off by Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz.

Guardiola furiously approached Lahoz at the half-time whistle with City leading 1-0 on the night but still trailing 3-1 on aggregate.

Minutes before the break officials had wrongly disallowed a second City goal when Leroy Sane was flagged offside despite the ball into the German coming off Liverpool’s James Milner.

A 53-year-old teacher, Deborah Lowe, has been accused of having sex with one of her students, who is 15 years old.

According to Metro UK, Lowe sent him a card asking “who else can I be a slut with?”, a court has heard. Lowe sent the card to the teenager, when he blocked her on social media after she had sex with him at her house.

The incriminating card was found by the boy’s mother and police were called, the jury heard at the start of Lowe’s trial for sexual offences.

The card depicted a woman face down in grass with a short skirt on and revealing her underwear, and Lowe wrote alongside: ‘This is me after I found out you blocked me!’

“I’m a mess. You blocked me and I don’t know what I have done. Who else can I be a slut with? ‘I would never, ever upset, hurt, harm or make you unhappy. So please tell me what I have done. Is it my fat old arse? It’s my birthday and I’m so sad.”

Lowe, who was responsible for pastoral care at the boy’s school, sent the card to him on her own birthday, the court heard. She signed off the card with, “I bloody miss you, love the slut.”

The defendant’s lawyer, denied the one count of sexual activity with a child and five counts of sexual activity with a child by a person in position of trust.

Upon her arrest, Lowe gave a ‘no comment’ interview to police but did give a prepared statement.

In it, she accepted she had been involved in a sexual relationship with the boy, but said it started when he was 17, so she was no longer in a position of trust as he had left school.

The prosecuting lawyer, Mr Justin Hayhoe added: “The issues really are at what point did this relationship commence? At 15, as the boy would say, or 17, as the defendant would say.”

Lowe is also alleged to have had ‘telephone sex’ with the boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons. She went on to fondle and had sex with him on a second occasion at her home.

She paid for a tattoo for the youngster – while pretending to be his aunt, the jury heard.

The prosecutor told the jury of six men and six women that it was the crown’s case that sex began when the boy was 15 and at school, and though he was not ‘forced or coerced’ he was too young to consent by law.

On other occasions although the boy had turned 16 and could legally have sex, Lowe had broken the law because she was a teacher and in a position of trust.

The court heard the two first exchanged telephone numbers and had telephone sex before Lowe progressed things further.

The boy confided in friends what was going on and felt ’embarrassed’ before blocking her from contacting him on social media.

A 400 level student at the department of electrical/electronics engineering at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, has reportedly died in the swimming pool of the Yankari Games Resort.

The student was said to have drowned while swimming in the pool on Sunday.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kamal Abubakar, who confirmed the incident to newsmen said that the Command got a call from an undisclosed source concerning the incidence.

He said that men of the Command were immediately deployed and they recovered the student, after which he was rushed to the Remee Clinic, GRA, where he died while receiving treatment.

He gave the the name and identity of the deceased as Gabriel Emmanuel Chinonso, a 400 level student of the Electrical Electronics department at ATBU.

Abubakar said that the student died “an unnatural death,” with no foul play suspected.

He said the corpse was transfered from the Renee Clinic to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, where it was deposited.

If you are a Nigerian, we all know it’s no news that we are in the raining season. It’s comes along with the cold weather, muddy roads, wet environment and endless drizzles. If you are reading this I will give you 5 ways you can prepare for a journey (short or long) in this season.

Always go out with an umbrella

It’s the raining season, we should all know it can rain anytime even when we least expect it. One of the top ways you can prepare for the rain is to always have an umbrella with you; probably in your car, a small umbrella in your handbag where you can reach it easily.

Always listen to the weather forecast every morning

Most Nigerians disregard the use and importance of weather forecasts. To be factual it saves a lot. It will give you an Idea of how the days weather will be. When it could probably rain. If you don’t have time to listen to weather forecasts you can download weather apps on your phone. It will help you plan your day and stay dry or move along with a cardigan or sweater.

Learn to take it

I don’t need to explain the brutality Nigerians who are walking face from fellow Nigerians who are driving. The water splashes. Well, as we all have no chills when it’s raining, and we are all rushing to get home, there will be splashes and spills all over your cloth. So, learn to take it instead of yelling and cursing.

Consider others

If you are driving and you see a fellow man walking in the rain you can consider slowing down so you won’t splash mud all over him.

Wear good shoes

This is important as it can save you from falling each time it rains. If you are not wearing good shoes you might slip off while walking on the road and fall in the mud. So, my advice is for you to wear good shoes with firm grips. You

The popular film, “Hidden Figures” has inspired a TV series currently in development by Nat Geo, Variety reports.

The movie, which stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer & Janelle Monáe, which grossed $235 million, told the story of 3 black women, who were instrumental to the rise of the US Space Program.

The movie, based on a book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, was nominated for 3 Oscars.

The series is reportedly already in development, and will share the same executive producers as the movie – Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping. We can’t wait to see the series.

Looks like Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle’s soon to be sis-in-law and her husband Prince William are expecting the arrival of their third child soon.

Asides the fact that a couple months ago Kensington palace tweeted the baby was due in April 2018, parking restrictions have been placed outside of St Mary’s Hospital, in Paddington, West London.

In 2013 and 2015, for the birth of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the no parking sign went up outside of the hospital more than two weeks before Kate went into labor.

Also in a tweet shared by Chief foreign correspondent of People Magazine, Simon Perry, we see the parking sign suspending vehicles from parking on South Wharf Road from April 9 to April 30.

See sign below:

Human rights activist and Publisher of Saharareporters , Omoyele Sowore has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to begin to pack his luggage from Aso Rock as he vowed to wrestle power from him come 2019.

He made this revelation while addressing a mammoth crowd of his supporters on his arrival at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja on Monday, April 10, 2018.

Sowore noted that he is taking over Abuja as the President jetted out of the country for his medical check up.

He wished the President speedy recovery noting that he will be going back to his village in Daura in Katsina State upon his return.

In Sowore’s words:
” In 2014 and 2015 we thought that he has integrity and ability to run this country but what he has done to us today is worse. One of his ministers, three days ago confronted me on a radio station in Ibadan and said 75% of the Nigerian youths are inconsequential. Our arrival in Abuja today is a consequential take over of the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT ). It is a consequential take over of the 36 states of Nigeria and the West African region.

He noted that by this time next year, Nigerian youths would be smiling while those in power today will be wailing. He told the crowd that the mobilisation train will be moving to Kaduna and Kano where he will have townhall meetings to explain his program and agenda to the residents.

He pointed out that this government refused to do the townhall meeting because they are arrogant,adding that they relied on ‘Ghana Must Go’ and that is why $1billion was approved for purchase of arms to fight boko haram.

“The same boko haram they said that it has been technically defeated. What they are doing is to technically enrich themselves and technically steal and use the money for the next election. But they will be shocked in 2019,” he stated.

The activist promised that a police officer will not collect less than N100, 000 as salary when he is voted in as President.

Sowore will hold a townhall meeting in Abuja on Tuesday 10th April at Denis Hotel. He is expected to unveil his agenda and programmes for Nigerians when voted to power in 2019 at the event.

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has declared that Anthony Joshua has not impressed him.

Mike Tyson who gave a press conference in Dubai in which he announced the opening of an academy named after him in the UAE, revealed that he has fresh doubts about the pedigree of Anthony Joshua after the British-born Nigerian became the WBO, IBF and WBA (Super) champion, Metro reports.

Joshua defeated Joseph Parker on points in his first 12-round fight as a pro on March 31,2018, but Mike Tyson is not moved.

The 28-year-old won virtually every round against Parker, but his display was criticised by the likes of Tyson Fury, who claimed the unification fight was abysmal.

And Tyson seems to think Joshua’s performance fell flat and admitted he was not so convinced by AJ’s credentials.

Joshua looked like he was the guy to (become undisputed champion) but in his last fight, he did not impress me,” Tyson told Showtime.

“(Deontay) Wilder is improving, he’s getting better.”

Joshua is now on the hunt to secure the final major world title, with WBC champion Deontay Wilder the only other remaining belt holder.

Popular Nigerian artiste and musician, Gabriel Afolayan has gotten married to his heartthrob Banke, in a traditional wedding ceremony on the 5th of April, 2018.

The exquisite traditional wedding ceremony, took place in Oluyole Ibadan and it was attended by lots of celebrities in the Industry. Celebrities including, Tunde Demuren, Sunday Omobolanle, Banky and Adesua Wellington, Kunle Afolayan, Adeniyi Johnson, Mocheddah, Wole Ojo, Moji Afolayan and a host of others.

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