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Relief as Messi finally agrees new Barcelona deal on half wages

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Lionel Messi has agreed a new five-year contract extension at Barcelona.

However, his salary to be reduced by 50 per cent under terms of the new deal.

Messi was officially a free agent as of July 1, after he failed to agree fresh terms before his previous contract expired on June 30.

The 34-year-old has now agreed to stay on at his boyhood club for another five years, meaning he will be 39 by the time his new deal runs out – when he will have totalled 26 years on the club’s books.

Messi sparked an acrimonious transfer row in August last year, when he officially informed the club his wish to activate a clause in his contract which would have seen him leave for free.

However, La Liga president Javier Tebas and Josep Maria Bartomeu – Barcelona president at the time – blocked the move, indicating that the clause was only active until June 10 and any suitor would have to pay his €700m release clause in full.

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UNILAG shuts down as several students test positive to COVID-19


Following the increasing number of students that have tested positive to the deadly COVID-19, management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has ordered students to vacate hostels on campus.

There were fears in the university community on Tuesday after about 20 of the university students contracted the disease. The development led the school management to convey an emergency Senate meeting on Wednesday.

In a statement issued after the meeting, the Senate said the students who tested positive for the disease, are being treated, and contact tracing already in place.

“The situation is, indeed, worrisome especially noting the reluctance of the majority of students to comply with the COV1D-19 prevention protocols,” the statement read. “To avoid the escalation of cases on campus, the University Senate at an emergency meeting...


UNILAG shuts down hostels, asks students to leave Thursday


The University of Lagos has shut down the student hostels over reported cases of COVID-19 on the campus.

The school's management has also approved that lectures for the rest of the semester should be delivered virtually with effect from 26th July 2021.

The decision was reached at an emergency senate meeting held on Wednesday at the J. F. Ade Ajayi Auditorium.

The students were directed to vacate the halls of residence latest by 12.00 noon on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

They were also advised to move all their personal effects at once.

Information from UNILAG Director of Student Affairs titled, ‘Important Notice: Immediate Closure Of Hostels To Check The Spread Of COVID-19 On Campus,’ read, “To check...

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Sound Sultan: Still can’t sleep, finding it hard to breath’ Annie Idibia cries out

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Nollywood actress and wife to legendary singer Annie Idibia Macaulay has shared her experiences since the demise of music star Sound Sultan.

The actress, who has been away from social media for some days, took to her Instagram to pen down a tribute for the music star and her husband's close friend.

According to Annie, she still finds it difficult to sleep and breathe following the death of Sound Sultan, adding their life can't be the same again.

She wrote: Still can’t sleep … Finding it hard to breath. Oh My Lanre … Oh my dear sista “A boo” Our Lives can’t be same again !

Her husband, Tuface Idibia, had earlier in a post shared on Instagram said the news of...

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