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Mikel Obi Retains Chelsea No.12 Shirt, Hazard gets No. 17



Mikel Battles Rooney

Super Eagles midfielder and UEFA Champions League winner Mikel Obi  retained his number 12 jersey after his club-side released a revised player jersey numbering for the much awaited 2012/2013 football season.

Chelsea’s official website reveals that Jose Bosingwa and Solomon Kalou’s shirt numbers have been assigned to new players.

Didier Drogba’s jersey number 11 has not been assigned to any player yet.

“The three summer additions to the squad have been given their shirt numbers for the forthcoming season.

Kevin De Bruyne will wear 14, a number that was unused last campaign. Eden Hazard  will take the 17 previously worn by Jose Bosingwa and Marko Marin is our new number 21 following the departure of Salomon Kalou.” According to Chelsea FC official website.

Mikel, Chelsea’s new signings and the rest of the squad are scheduled to fly to the United States on Saturday to beginning their pre-season tour.



Full Chelsea Squad:

1 Petr Cech

2 Branislav Ivanovic

3 Ashley Cole

4 David Luiz

5 Michael Essien

6 Oriol Romeu

7 Ramires

8 Frank Lampard

9 Fernando Torres

10 Juan Mata

12 Mikel

14 Kevin De Bruyne

15 Florent Malouda

16 Raul Meireles

17 Eden Hazard

18 Romelu Lukaku

19 Paulo Ferreira

20 Josh McEachran

21 Marko Marin

22 Ross Turnbull

23 Daniel Sturridge

24 Gary Cahill

26 John Terry

27 Sam Hutchinson

34 Ryan Bertrand

38 Patrick van Aanholt

40 Henrique Hilario

44 Gael Kakuta

Yossi Benayoun

Manager: Roberto Di Matteo

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End SARS: Masari Charges Judicial Panel To Fish Out Perpetrators Of Police Brutality



#EndSARS: Masari Charge Judicial Panel To Fish Out Perpetrators Of SARS Brutality
#EndSARS: Masari Charge Judicial Panel To Fish Out Perpetrators Of SARS Brutality

Aminu Masari

Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari of Katsina State has urged the 11 men committee Judicial Panel to give recommendations going forward to end police brutality in the state.

He gave the charge during the inauguration at Government House Katsina on Saturday.

He also tasked them to come forward with general recommendations that will promote an endearing relationship between the Nigerian Police Force and the general public.

Read Also: #EndSARS: TVC Back On Air — Four Days After Mob Attack

The panel of inquiry will be headed by Justice Abbas Abdullahi Bawale of the Katsina State High Court of Justice.

Other members of the Commission include Retired AIG Danlami Yar’adua, Alhaji Mustapha Ibrahim Zango, Alhaji Bello Musa Dankano, Professor Usman Dhun-nurain, Hajiya Rabi Mohammed, and Ibrahim Ahmad Katsina.


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#EndSARS: TVC Back On Air — Four Days After Mob Attack



#EndSARS: TVC Back On Air — Four Days After Mob Attack
#EndSARS: TVC Back On Air — Four Days After Mob Attack

TVC news Logo

Television Continental popularly known as TVC News is back on air after it was attacked by suspected hoodlums on Wednesday morning.

Recall that the host of popular ladies show ‘Your View’, Morayo Afolabi-Brown, had confirmed during the show on Wednesday that hoodlums had entered the premises of TVC.

The hoodlums had attacked the TV station a few hours after #EndSARS protesters were killed at the Lekki Toll Gate by soldiers on Tuesday night.

Also Read: End SARS Protest: Abia Govt Relaxes Curfew

There were speculations that the TV station was attacked because of its link to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.

Workers of the TV station were rescued by Men of the Police Rapid Response Squad who were in the compound to offer protection.


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End SARS Protest: Abia Govt Relaxes Curfew



#EndSARS Protest: Abia Govt Relaxes Curfew
#EndSARS Protest: Abia Govt Relaxes Curfew

Okezie Ikpeazu

Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has lifted the 24-hour curfew on two major cities in the state following the outbreak of violence when the #EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums.

Recall that on Tuesday night,  Aba and Umuahia went under curfew in a statement by the Governor.

However, following the return of calm to the affected areas, Ikpeazu directed that the curfew in the State be relaxed to now take effect from 6 pm to 6 am from Sunday, 25th October 2020.

Also Read: Edo govt extends ultimatum for escaped inmates by one week

This was made known by the State Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu.

The Governor also directed all markets in the State to be reopened during the day, while Market committees should mobilize adequate security teams to watch over the markets at night and during the day.

Governor Ikpeazu further directed all commercial tricycle operators to henceforth vacate the roads during the curfew time of 6 pm-6 am daily.

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