UEFA Champions League🏆: Squad of the Season
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both been included in the Champions League squad of the season despite failing to reach the final.
Ronaldo's Juve only reached the last eight before being knocked out by Ajax, while Barca fell to eventual champions Liverpool despite Messi's dazzling display in the first leg of their semi-final meeting.
Messi's 12 goals in the 2018-19 Champions League saw him claim the competition's top scorer honour.
Champions League squad of the season in full:
Alisson (Liverpool), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona); Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax), Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk (both Liverpool), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham); Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Frenkie de Jong (Ajax), Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon), David Neres (Ajax), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax); Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Lucas Moura (Tottenham), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Dusan Tadic (Ajax).
UCL Preview🏆: Liverpool 🆚 Tottenham - Key Stats
🔰 Liverpool are playing in their ninth European Cup/Champions League final - more than any other English side.
🔰 Tottenham are playing in their first ever European Cup/Champions League final, and are the eighth different English side to do so.
🔰 This will be the second all-English European Cup/Champions League final, with Manchester United beating Chelsea on penalties in 2008.
🔰 Liverpool won both of their league meetings with Spurs this season.
🔰 The only previous meeting between Liverpool and Tottenham in a major final was in the 1982 English League Cup final, with the Reds coming from behind to win 3-1 after extra-time.
🔰 This will be Tottenham's first major final in any European competition since the 1984 UEFA Cup.
🔰 Spurs are looking to become just the third English side to win all three of the major UEFA tournaments after Chelsea and Manchester United (European Cup/Champions League, UEFA Cup/Europa League and Cup Winner's Cup).
*FOR THEM SMOKERS THEM!*
FG plans 100% Tax Increase on Cigarette
The Federal Government on Friday said the tax being paid on a packet of cigarette containing 20 sticks would increase from N20 to N40 this month.
Speaking at an event in Abuja to mark the 2019 World No Tobacco Day, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Abdulaziz Abdullah, also said the National Assembly on May 28 approved the tobacco Regulation Act.
He said based on the Nigeria Global Youth Tobacco Survey conducted in 2008 at sub-national level, 15.4 per cent of pupils between 13 and 15 in the country were tobacco users, with 4.5 million adults found to be consumers of the product.
He said, "I am delighted to inform you that the long awaited Regulations to the Act which the National Tobacco Control Committee drafted and vetted by the ministry and submitted to the National Assembly through the Federal Executive Council has finally been approved by the National Assembly on May 28, 2019 in line with Section 39 of the Act," he added.
The Technical Director of PAN and Chief Medical Director of Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Prof. Edwin Eseigbe, said while delivering a paper on Friday that smoking has a record of causing respiratory tract infections, decreased lung function, asthma attacks, ear infections and tooth decay.
Didi's opinion on women and work.
Someone asks why do women sacrifice their dreams and commit themselves to marriage?
It depends. For some women, marriage is their dream, or close enough. For women who find fulfillment in helping and taking care of people closest to them, marriage is not a sacrifice. Some women realize that they have unachievable dreams (not everyone can become a supermodel, for example) so don't have anything to lose by commiting to marriage. Some women aren't ambitious or passionate about anything, so marriage is as good an option as any. Some women are initially ambitious, but become embittered by discrimination and double-standards in the workplace, and give up. Some women give in to familial pressure, or become overwhelmed by people telling them that they won't succeed. Of course, there are also women who don't sacrifice their dreams and acheive them, and even get married as well!