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Liverpool Sign Southampton’s Van Dijk For New World Record Fee

Liverpool have agreed to sign Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for a reported world record fee for a defender, the two English Premier League clubs announced on Wednesday. The signing of the in-demand centre-back was announced after the two clubs, who had failed to agree terms for the transfer during acrimonious dealings in the summer, finally reached an agreement. Liverpool did not reveal the transfer fee but Southampton announced it was “a new world record for a defender’’. Media reports…

EPL: Everton Hold Chelsea To Extend Unbeaten Run

Chelsea wasted a chance to move level on points with second placed Manchester United as Everton maintained their improvement under Sam Allardyce in a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park on Saturday. It marked a sixth game unbeaten for Everton under former England boss Allardyce, but Chelsea’s failure to convert possession into goals will not have pleased Blues manager Antonio Conte. Conte has already conceded his inconsistent team won’t be able to defend the Premier League title and this was another frustrating afternoon for the…

Olusegun Obasanjo, Ph.D

Perhaps in the long run, the most remarkable legacy of the Nigerian leader known as Olusegun Obasanjo would be his personal example, in terms of the manner in which he continues to creatively reinvent himself and the Renaissance quality and force of his achievements. In addition to all that we already know about him, Obasanjo last week bagged a Ph.D degree in Christian Theology from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). I am impressed. It is therefore with great admiration that I welcome Dr. Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo…