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Premier League Result: Manchester City 3-0 Burnley

Sergio Aguero equalled Manchester City’s all-time goalscoring record as his side beat Burnley to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Aguero’s first-half goal, from a controversial penalty, was his 177th for the club and brought him level with Eric Brook’s record, as well as sending City on their way to an 11th straight win, equalling a club record. But they had to work hard to see off a resolute Clarets side, who were unhappy with the decision that led to them going behind.


A pack of Burnley players protested when Roger East pointed to the spot after visiting keeper Nick Pope tangled with Bernardo Silva, but replays showed Pope’s knee came down on Silva’s foot as he slid in.

Aguero stepped up to calmly slot home, but Burnley, who arrived at the Etihad on the back of a six-game unbeaten run, did not lie down and their determined approach limited further City chances.

Sean Dyche’s side had few sights of goal themselves, but it took two goals in the space of two second-half minutes from Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane for the home side to make sure of the points. Otamendi rose highest from Sane’s corner to power a header into the corner, despite the presence of Steven Defour on the post.

Sane galloped on to a precise through ball from Kevin de Bruyne to score City’s third goal, their 20th in their past four home Premier League games.

City, two points clear before the game, extended their lead over second-placed Manchester United, who lost 2-1 at Huddersfield Town.

Sergio Aguero equalled Manchester City’s all-time goalscoring record as his side beat Burnley to go five points clear at the top of the P...

Breaking News: Troops Kill 3 Boko Haram Fighters in Ambush

Nigerian Troops in the North-east 

Military troops have killed three Boko Haram fighters who ambushed patrol vehicles at a village along a major highway in Borno State.

Some soldiers who were on routine patrol encountered Boko Haram ambush at a village along Dikwa-Ngala road in the central part of Borno on Friday. Troops engaged the insurgents in fire, three Boko Haram were killed.


Army spokesman, Brig Gen Sani Usman confirmed the incident in a statement. “Troops of 3 Battalion under 22 Brigade on Friday, 20th October 2017 at about 11.30am while on routine patrol came under Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) ambush close to Missini Village along Dikwa – Ngala road, northern part of Borno State.

The gallant troops cleared the ambush and neutralised 3 Boko Haram terrorists,” he said.

One AK-47 rifle with registration number KO357026 and 39 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition were recovered from the insurgents, Usman said. The incident was not immediately reported in Maiduguri, the state capital due to lack of telephone services in the area.

Boko Haram has destroyed telecommunication facilities in most communities outside the capital since 2013. The Boko Haram ambush on military was the second in a week.

The insurgents had on Wednesday reportedly ambushed a convoy of vehicles with military escort. Though there was no official confirmation by the military but sources said three soldiers were feared killed in the ambush.

Nigerian Troops in the North-east  Military troops have killed three Boko Haram fighters who ambushed patrol vehicles at a village alon...

SPORTS: Mbappe Wanted To Join Barcelona Instead Of PSG - Agent Finally Reveals


Agent Josep Maria Minguella has claimed Kylian Mbappe wanted to move to Barcelona from Monaco in the summer.

Mbappe eventually signed for Paris Saint-Germain, but Minguella said the 18-year-old would have preferred to move to the Camp Nou.


The agent reveals he spoke with Mbappe’s father, who asserted his son’s desire to sign for the La Liga giants. However, when he spoke to Barca on their behalf, the Catalan club opted to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele.

“Mbappe said he only wanted to sign for Barcelona when he learned that Neymar was going to go to PSG,” Minguella told Cope. “Barca could have had him for €120m plus €30m in variables. I spoke to his father and he only wanted to join Barca – he would have loved to play with [Lionel] Messi.

“It was very difficult to get through to [Barca president Josep Maria] Bartomeu, but I told him that Neymar was done [to PSG] and that he should sign Mbappe.”

Agent Josep Maria Minguella has claimed Kylian Mbappe wanted to move to  Barcelona  from Monaco in the summer. Mbappe eventually signed fo...

Premier League Result: Michy Batshuayi Scores Twice As Chelsea Come From Behind To Beat Watford 4-2


Chelsea scored two late goals as they came from behind to claim a dramatic victory against Watford at Stamford Bridge and end a three-game winless run.

Cesar Azpilicueta headed the Blues 3-2 in front in the 87th minute before Michy Batshuayi sealed the victory in stoppage time despite an unconvincing performance from the champions.


Batshuayi had headed in an equaliser for the champions midway through the second half after the home side fell behind to two Watford goals either side of half-time to suggest the possibility of a third consecutive Premier League defeat.

Pedro had put the Blues ahead in the 12th minute with a sensational 25-yard strike that curled away from Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes and in off the right-hand post. But the Blues were shaky defensively throughout and Marco Silva’s Hornets scored twice through Abdoulaye Doucoure and Roberto Pereyra to put them on course for a famous victory.

It could have been worse for Antonio Conte’s side as Brazilian Richarlison missed two glorious chances for Watford either side of Pereyra’s goal.

But Batshuayi’s equaliser and the third for Azpilicueta saw Conte throw himself into the home crowd as his side completed a turnaround that the Belgium striker then capped deep into injury time.

Victory takes Chelsea above Watford into third in the table, six points behind leaders Manchester City.

Chelsea scored two late goals as they came from behind to claim a dramatic victory against Watford at Stamford Bridge and end a three-game...

Billionaire Environmentalist, Tom Steyer Launches a $10 million Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump

Democratic mega-donor, Tom Steyer is pumping more than $10 million into TV ads calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment. 

Democratic mega-donor and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is spending what an aide says is "well over $10 million" on a national TV ad campaign Friday calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment.

The campaign is a bid by Steyer - who has not ruled out a run for office himself - to "demand that elected officials take a stand" on an issue Democratic leaders have so far largely avoided. "A Republican Congress once impeached a president for far less.


And today, people in Congress and his own administration know that this President is a clear and present danger who is mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons," Steyer says in the ad, which largely features him speaking directly to the camera.

The ads are running on broadcast stations in New York and California and nationally on cable television.

Accompanying the TV ads is what a Steyer aide said is a seven-figure digital ad buy intended to get the minute-long spot a large audience online.

Steyer is paying for the ads himself, and they are not part of his NextGen America political apparatus. Instead, the ads point to a new website - NeedToImpeach.com - which features an open letter where Steyer takes clear aim at California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, citing - without using her name - Feinstein's comment that Trump "can be a good President."

Feinstein has since downplayed the comment.

In the letter, Steyer hits Trump for ending protections for undocumented immigrants brought into the United States as children, for "actively sabotaging" Obamacare, and for "repealing clean air protections and unleashing polluters."

"He has threatened to reduce aid for millions of American citizens in Puerto Rico who are struggling to survive without drinkable water or electricity - a move that would be a total dereliction of his duty. And every day, Americans are left bracing for a Twitter screed that could set off a nuclear war. These actions represent systemic attacks on our nation's future," Steyer writes.

Steyer is openly mulling a run in California's primary against Feinstein next year. State Senate Democratic leader Kevin de León has already entered that race, challenging Feinstein from the left. Steyer has also considered running for California governor in 2018 or president in 2020.

Most Democrats have not yet publicly broached the subject of impeachment - though Reps. Al Green of Texas and Brad Sherman of California have each introduced articles of impeachment in the House, and Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee plans to do so.

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon warned Trump about the 25th Amendment, which allows a majority of the Cabinet to vote to remove a sitting president, Vanity Fair recently reported.


Source: CNN.com

Democratic mega-donor, Tom Steyer is pumping more than $10 million into TV ads calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment.  D...

Tragedy as 11 Children Die of Whooping Cough in Kano - Official

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The Kiru Local Government Council of Kano State says about 11 children have died of whooping cough at Kankwana village.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Information Officer of the local government council, Malam Rabiu Khalil.


Mr. Khalil said about 40 other children affected by the same disease were receiving medical attention. Hassan Adamu, the council’s Health Officer, who also confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria, however assured of government’s effort to contain the outbreak.

Yakubu Sani, a representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the area, attributed the outbreak to poor routine immunisation and inadequate health mobilisation activities.

The District Head of the area, Hamza Bayero, however, urged government to provide emergency medical care to residents to prevent further spread of the disease. About six children had lost their lives to measles in Dashi community of the same local government area in the past two months.


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File photo   The Kiru Local Government Council of Kano State says about 11 children have died of whooping cough at Kankwana village. Thi...

President Buhari Lays Wreath at the Tomb of Turkey's Founding Father (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, laid a wreath at the mausoleum of Turkey’s founding Father, Mustapha Kemal Ataturk in Ankara.

This was part of activities line up for the President who is on an official visit to Turkey where he would attend the Developing-8 summit on Friday.


President Buhari also visited Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace, Ankara, where he attended a luncheon held in his honour.

The President also signed the official Anitkabir memorial Book of Honour at the Misaki-i Milli Kulesi (National Pact Tower), within the precincts of the mausoleum, and toured the museum.

President Buhari later took to his Twitter and wrote: ‘‘It is an honour and privilege to visit Anitkabir, the mausoleum of a great patriotic, visionary and courageous leader who shaped modern Turkey, during my official working visit to Ankara and the ninth D-8 summit in Istanbul.

“I pay my profound respect to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Republic of Turkey and the first President from 1923 until his death in 1938. ‘‘I am pleased with the friendly relations between Turkey and Nigeria, which has grown in leaps and bounds over the years.

“I look forward to a more fruitful cooperation between our governments and people in areas of mutual concern and interests, for the benefit of our people.’’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, laid a wreath at the mausoleum of Turkey’s founding Father, Mustapha Kemal Ataturk in Ankara. This...


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