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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Super Eagles Players Fall Sick In Camp Ahead Of AFCON Opener Against Burundi

At least, 10 Super Eagles have reportedly fallen ill and may not recover in time, for their first Africa Cup of Nations game against Burundi on June 22, SportingLife reports.

It is understood that the source of the recent cases of illness, may have come from air conditioners in one of the hotels, which emitted virus which has infected the players.

Taye Fasuba Sentenced To Prison

Taye Fasuba, a former Aide to the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has been sentenced to jail by an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court.

Fasuba, a former Assistant to Fayose on Union Matters was sentenced to six months imprisonment over unlawful entry into a land and malicious damage to a property.

Omolola Akosile, the Senior Magistrate, in a ruling delivered on Monday sentenced Fasuba to six months imprisonment with an option of N20, 000 fine on each of the two counts.

Fasuba was found guilty of the two of the three-count charges.

Real Madrid Unveils Rodrygo Goes

After the signings of Eder Militao from FC Porto, Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt, Eden Hazard from Chelsea and Ferland Mendy from Olympique Lyonnais, Real Madrid unveiled yet another player as they set to take Europe by storm.

Afcon 2019: CAF Names Drogba, Kanu And 7 Others As Ambassadors

The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) has chosen seven legends as ambassadors for the impending Total Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt 2019.
Afcon 2019: CAF names seven legends as Ambassadors

CAF has named Mahmoud El Khateeb (Egypt), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba (Both Cote d’Ivoire), Rabeh Madjer (Algeria), Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria) and El Hadji Diouf (Senegal) as ambassadors for the continent’s flagship competition, that kicks off on 21 June 2019 and lasts till 19 July 2019 in the Egyptian cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia and Suez.

Mahmoud El Khateeb
Ranked among the best African players of all time, El Khateeb was the first Egyptian to win African Player of the Year in 1983. “Bibo” as he is fondly called among Egyptian supporters won the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt at home in 1986.

Samuel Eto’o
Eto’o is widely regarded as the greatest player of all time in the history of Africa. A four-time CAF Player of the Year (2003,2004,2005 & 2010), he also won the Africa Cup of Nations with Cameroon in 2000 and 2002.

Yaya Toure

UK Warns Against Travel To 21 States

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom has warned British nationals against travelling to about 21 states in Nigeria over security concerns.

The travel warning posted on its website and updated on Monday, stemmed from the worsening security situation occasioned by the Boko Haram terrorists attacks in the North East, armed banditry in the North-West and militancy in the South-South.

Specifically, the FCO advised against all travels to Borno; Yobe; Adamawa; Gombe; and the riverine areas of Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states.

The British government also cautioned against trips to within 20km of the border with Niger and Zamfara states.

The FCO further advised against all but essential travel to Bauchi, Zamfara, Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Kogi and within 20km of the border with Niger in Sokoto and Kebbi states including the non-riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers and Abia States.

I Have Never Insulted Buhari - Apostle Suleman

Nigerian televangelist and the senior pastor and general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, a church with headquarters in Auchi, Edo State, Apostle Suleman has stated that he has never insulted President Buhari, saying that Buhari is old enough to be his father.

Apostle Suleiman stated this in a series of tweets he made this evening while voicing out his opinions on the incessant killings and poverty in government.

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I have voiced my opinions against the incessant killings and hardship in govt.but I have never insulted Buhari..he is old enough to be my father..when I see youths insulting elders on social media,my heart aches.if u have no home training,privatise it..

We Can’t Disclose Details Of Buhari’s Assets - CCB

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has said it cannot disclose the details of President Muhammadu Buhari’s assets to the public, Igbere TV reports.

This was in response to a request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), seeking a disclosure of assets declaration submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari in May.

Igbere TV recalls that President Buhari on Monday, May 27 received an asset declaration form from the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), two days before his inauguration for a second term.

The form was presented to the president inside the Presidential Villa in Abuja by the Chairman of the CCB, Professor Muhammad Isa, who visited the State House in company of other leaders of the CCB.

Mathew Manoso Ndagoso To Buhari: 'You don't have the capacity to govern'

Archbishop of Kaduna Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Mathew Manoso Ndagoso has said that the current administration has shown that it cannot lead Nigerians out of hunger and insecurity.

He noted that issues of hunger and insecurity were becoming worse by the day.

The Bishop stated this when he fielded questions from journalists at the ongoing Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests’ Association taking place at the Catholic Social Centre, Kaduna.

The cleric said since his ordination into priesthood 33 years ago, he had yet to know any regime as bad as the President Buhari led All Progressives Congress, APC, government.

He said since the present government came to power, people from all walks of life had been trouping into his office to beg for money and food to feed their families.

According to him, “You see, in governance or democratic government, if you know you don’t have the capacity to even rule a local government, don’t put yourself forward.

Osinbajo Reveals FG Plans For Power Sector

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, says the Federal Government is discussing with stakeholders on ways to restructure Nigeria’s power sector with a view to improving supply and attracting more investment to the country.

Osinbajo stated this in Abuja on Tuesday at a Breakfast Meeting of the Lagos Business School.

He expressed the Federal Government’s commitment to creating “a willing buyer, willing seller” situation in the power sector market.

According to Osinbajo, the same old ways where Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) controlled territory that they could not service cannot continue, NAN reports.

NETCO Records N4.75bn Profit In 2018

The National Engineering and Technical Company Limited (NETCO), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday released its 2018 operating report which reveals a profit of N4.75 billion.

The figure is a 130 percent increase from N2.07 billion recorded in 2017. Speaking at its 29th annual general meeting in Abuja, the Chairman of the company, Mallam Bello Rabiu noted that in the previous year, the company’s revenue rose by 63 per cent (N2.68billion) from N22.46billion to N36.64 billion in the year under review.

He added despite the challenges in the industry, the firm was able to record a total profit before tax of N6.75 billion which represents an increase of 107 per cent from N3.26billion in 2017.
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