Andrea Pirlo's Players Are Struggling To Adapt Without Ronaldo

Italian outlet Corriere via SunSport is claiming that the manager’s honeymoon period is over as players are finding it difficult to adapt with the tactician’s strategy without striker Ronaldo. The Portuguese star was missing in their 1-1 draw away at Benevento as the reigning champions failed to hold onto their lead. Juventus dropped points yet again on the night the side was deeply frustrated with Alvaro Morata also receiving a red card after full time of the encounter for verbally insulting the referee. Top football manager attacks Messi, claims he has no passion for football when compared to Maradona After the match, Pirlo said there was the urgent need to rest Ronaldo as the player is exhausted with the number of matches he played in recent times. He said: "Already Wednesday in the Champions League he had a problem, but he had decided to play, It’s normal for someone to get tired and rest. "This time it was Ronaldo’s turn, others next. Ronaldo is an added value, but when

Protesters Besiege NASS

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Some protesters have stormed the National Assembly to demand that to demand an end to the “illegal” allowances termed as “running cost” received by lawmakers.

The cable reports that the protesters under the auspices of Citizen Action to Take Back Nigeria (TBN) have been camping out at the national assembly for two days running.

The group which faulted the huge allowances allocated to lawmakers complained that while the federal lawmakers were collecting huge allowances in the name of “running costs”, children were dying of hunger in the north east due to the brewing humanitarian crisis.

Spokesperson for the group, Ibrahim Garba, called on senators to stop stealing through the running cost. He said: “We are suffering because we are cowards in our own country. We are here to take back the national assembly. That is why we are here. We are not for the fun of it but because we are representing Nigerians.

“When you try to manipulate the budget… you put N7.2 billion in your constituency then say it’s lobby. What kind of lobby is that? He described as frustrating a scenario where students have no classes, teachers don’t have any teaching aides but senators are being paid their allowances. He said the convoy alone of the federal lawmakers can build factories.

The group called on the EFCC, ICPC and the police to arrest the lawmakers, insisting that the plight of the citizens should be considered.

Meanwhile, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has pleaded with Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin to reveal more dirty deals and scandals in the National Assembly if he had any. Commending Jibrin, SERAP called the lawmaker a whistleblower, “because of his public interest disclosures on alleged budget padding and fraud in the House of Representatives in the context of his work in the House as a member.” Jibrin had spilled a lot of corrupt acts allegedly carried out by principal officers of the House of Representatives. He was however suspended recently but has remained resolute threatening to make more revelations.