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Police Raid PREMIUM TIMES Head Office; Arrest Publisher Journalist

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The Nigeria police have raided PREMIUM TIMES head office in Abuja, and arrested the newspaper’s publisher.The publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi, was arrested alongside the paper’s judiciary correspondent, Evelyn Okakwu.Plain-clothed officers conducted a search at the office shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday and said they were acting on a complaint filed by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai.The arrests came days after PREMIUM TIMES turned down the army’s demand to retract news stories about the Nigerian Army and its operations.The paper’s Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed, condemned the raid.“They should stop deluding themselves that they can muzzle the press and intimidate PREMIUM TIMES,” said Mr. Mojeed. “They should know that our loyalty lies with our readers and the Nigerian people who have a right to know.”He said the paper would continue “to discharge its responsibilities in line with global best practices, social responsibility, and patriotism, even at great risk to our personal libert…

Manchester United Named World's Leading Revenue - Generating Club

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Manchester United generated the most revenue of any football club in the world last season, according to a report published by Deloitte.United dethrone Real Madrid – who held top spot for 11 years – after accumulating a record revenue of 689m euros (£515m) during the 2015-16 term.The Premier League club saw commercial revenue grow by 100m euros (£71m).Combined revenue for the top 20 clubs during the 2015-16 season grew 12% to 7.4bn euros (£6.41bn) – a new record.It is the first time Manchester United have topped the annual Deloitte Football Money League since the 2003-04 season.Real drop down to third, behind Spanish rivals Barcelona, who remain in second spot.German giants Bayern Munich move up a position to fourth and Manchester City also climb a spot to fifth – having generated 524.9 euros (£392.6m) – up from 463.5 euros (£352.6m) during the previous season.It is the first time they have reached the top five of the annual list.Eight Premier League clubs make the top 20, with revenu…