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Bernardo Silva Nearing Renewal of Contract with Manchester City: A Pivotal Move for the Club’s Future

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Bernardo Silva Nearing Renewal of Contract with Manchester City: A Pivotal Move for the Club's Future

In a move that is set to further solidify Manchester City’s dominance in the football world, midfielder Bernardo Silva is reportedly on the brink of signing a new deal with the club.

This development comes as exciting news for both the club’s fans and the broader football community, as Silva’s exceptional skills and versatility have made him an integral part of City’s formidable lineup.

Since his arrival at the Etihad Stadium from AS Monaco in 2017, Silva has consistently showcased his technical brilliance, dynamic playmaking, and an innate ability to impact matches across various positions.

His performances have not only contributed to Manchester City’s numerous successes, including Premier League titles and domestic cup triumphs, but have also elevated him to the status of one of the most respected and admired players in the sport.

The impending extension of Bernardo Silva’s contract signifies the club’s commitment to maintaining a squad of world-class talent. It also serves as a testament to the mutual trust and respect between the player and the club’s management.

Silva’s decision to commit his future to Manchester City speaks volumes about the positive atmosphere and ambitions within the team, suggesting that the club’s allure extends beyond financial incentives.

The announcement of Silva’s new contract is expected to bring a sense of relief to Manchester City fans, who have long admired his dedication and contribution to the team’s successes.

His ability to control the pace of the game, thread intricate passes, and create goal-scoring opportunities has made him a fan favorite and a pivotal figure in the club’s midfield.

Beyond his on-field excellence, Silva’s professional demeanor and commitment to continuous improvement have set an example for aspiring players and his teammates alike. His work ethic and adaptability have been key factors in his consistent performances, enabling him to excel in a variety of tactical setups and game scenarios.

As the football world eagerly awaits the official confirmation of Bernardo Silva’s contract extension with Manchester City, the prevailing sentiment is one of anticipation and celebration. This new deal not only ensures that the midfield maestro will continue to grace the Premier League with his artistry, but it also reaffirms Manchester City’s resolve to maintain their position at the summit of domestic and international football.

The imminent signing of Bernardo Silva’s new contract has sparked conversations across football circles, with pundits and fans speculating on the potential implications for both Manchester City and the wider landscape of the sport.

One notable aspect is the message this move sends to rival clubs – City’s proactive efforts to secure the long-term services of their key players solidify their ambition to remain a dominant force.

Silva’s role within the team extends beyond his on-field contributions. His experience and leadership, despite his relatively young age, make him an invaluable presence in the dressing room. Younger players can learn from his professionalism and dedication, while his experience can serve as a guiding light during high-stakes matches and critical moments in the season.

 

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The anticipation surrounding this contract extension also highlights the importance of player loyalty and the emotional bonds that can form between fans and their favorite players. Silva’s decision to commit to the club reinforces the idea that football is not solely about financial transactions but also about the emotional connection between players, clubs, and supporters.

This resonance can energize the fan base and foster a sense of unity, making matchdays even more electric.

On a tactical front, Silva’s versatility provides Manchester City’s manager with a valuable asset. His ability to seamlessly transition between attacking midfield, wide playmaking, and defensive support offers tactical flexibility and adaptability, enabling the team to adjust its approach based on the opponent and the context of the game.

While the negotiations and eventual signing of a new contract can be a prolonged process, the anticipation created around such events is part of what makes football a year-round spectacle.

Fans eagerly await official announcements, their excitement growing as teasers and hints are dropped by insiders close to the club. Social media platforms buzz with discussions, speculation, and hopes for what the future holds for both the player and the team.

Also, Bernardo Silva’s imminent new deal with Manchester City is more than just a contractual arrangement; it symbolizes commitment, ambition, and a shared journey between player and club.

As the football world eagerly awaits the official announcement, the excitement and speculation reflect the emotional investment that fans have in the sport, making the beautiful game all the more captivating and compelling.

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Breaking: MTN Nigeria forfeits shareholder funds after suffering N740 billion in foreign exchange losses.

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Breaking: MTN Nigeria forfeits shareholder funds after suffering N740 billion in foreign exchange losses.

Breaking: MTN Nigeria forfeits shareholder funds after suffering N740 billion in foreign exchange losses.

MTN Nigeria Plc has reported a loss before tax of N177.8 billion compared to a pre-tax profit of N518.8 billion a year earlier. The losses resulted in a wipeout of shareholders’ funds.

The company attributed the losses to a massive foreign currency loss of N740 billion up from N81 billion reported in 2022.

This is the company’s first-ever loss since it became a quoted company in Nigeria.

Key Highlights

Total subscribers increased by 5.3% to 79.7 million
Active data users increased by 12.7% to 44.6 million
Active mobile money (MoMo PSB) wallets increased by 163.2% to 5.3 million
Service revenue increased by 22.4% to N2.5 trillion
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) grew by 12.3% to N1.2 trillion
EBITDA margin decreased by 4.5 percentage points (pp) to 48.7%
Loss after tax was N137.0 billion due to net forex loss
Profit after tax (PAT) adjusted for the net forex loss decreased by 14.3% to N344.5 billion
Earnings per share (EPS) declined to negative N6.38 kobo (N16.56 kobo adjusted for the net forex loss, down 14.1%)
Net loss for the year has resulted in a depletion of our retained earnings and shareholders’ fund to negative N208.0 billion and N40.8 billion, respectively
Company Commentary: “2023 witnessed a very challenging operating environment characterised by rising inflation, currency devaluation and foreign exchange shortages, complicated by geopolitical disruptions and cash shortages in Q1 arising from a redesign of the naira.

These factors created severe MTN Nigeria Communications Plc Audited results for the year ended 31 December 2023 2 | Page headwinds for our customers and our business during the year. The inflation rate increased throughout the year, reaching 28.9% in December 2023 – the highest reading in 18 years – with an average rate of 24.5%.

This was further exacerbated by higher fuel prices, arising from the removal of the fuel subsidy in May 2023, with the average prices of diesel and petrol up by 66.4% and 257.1% in 2023 to N1,416.8/litre and N600/litre, respectively. In June 2023, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) adopted a more liberal foreign exchange management system and reintroduced the ‘willing buyer, willing seller’ model.

This has resulted in a 96.7% unfavourable movement in the exchange rate against the US dollar from N461.1/US$ in December 2022 to N907.1/US$ (Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange Market (NAFEM) rate) in December 2023. This development contributed meaningfully to the upward pressure on the cost of doing business in Nigeria, and for MTN Nigeria in particular, significantly increased the costs in relation to our tower leases.”

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BREAKING: “No more Emilokan”—Ibadan residents protest hardship under Tinubu 

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BREAKING: “No more Emilokan”—Ibadan residents protest hardship under Tinubu

Some Nigerians in Ibadan, Oyo State, are currently protesting the high cost of living, food inflation, and economic hardship under President Bola Tinubu administration.

Recall that Nigerians have continued to face various degrees of economic hardship since President Tinubu announced the removal of the petrol subsidy on May 29, 2023.

The protest, which was staged in the Mokola area of Ibadan, had some placard-carrying youths in their numbers chanting songs to drive home their points.

Some of the placards have inscriptions such as ‘No more Emilokan’, ‘End food hike and inflation’, ‘The poor are starving’, ‘Tinubu, don’t forget your promises’, amongst others.

Armed policemen were seen at the protest scene even as demonstrators held the peaceful rally against the economic hardship in the land occasioned by the removal of petrol subsidies and the unification of the foreign exchange windows.

The police had warned that no breach of peace would be allowed during any protest in the state.

The protest in Oyo followed others in Kano and Minna, among others, over the economic hardship occasioned by petrol subsidy removal, food inflation, and the high cost of living.

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A helicopter carrying Herbert Wigwe and five others crashes on the California-Nevada Border

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A helicopter carrying Herbert Wigwe and five others crashes on the California-Nevada Border

A helicopter carrying Herbert Wigwe, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Access Holding, and five other people crashed near the California-Nevada border.

No official confirmation has been made from the bank holding company.

However, sources with knowledge of the matter confirm that Herbert Wigwe was on board the helicopter but cannot confirm if he is dead or if there were survivors.

Also on board were his wife and son. Nairametrics also understands that business mogul Abimbola Ogunbajo was also on board the flight.

However, the United States National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) is still investigating the crash, as authorities have yet to access the crash site.

The NTSB also tweeted

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