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Peter Rufai Offers Free Football Training To Orphans

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Legendary Super Eagles goalkeeper and Chairman of Staruf Sports Development, Peter Rufai, has offered free football training to players at the Arrow of God Orphanage, Ajah, Lagos.

According to reports, Rufai made the offer after he watched the final of the Caritas Cup Soccer Tournament at the National Stadium, Lagos, on Sunday.

He said the training would hold in Staruf Academy located in Surulere.

The ex-goalkeeper said, “We all have a duty here to affect the lives of orphans and this Caritas Cup has presented a good forum for me to contribute my quota.

“The skills the young footballers displayed here need to be encouraged and this is the reason I have invited my academy to be part of the programme.

“I started my football career at a very tender age, my parents did not like football and didn’t encourage me either, but a stranger supported me and today, I am a force to reckon with.

“These orphans are looking out for us and we must look out for them and well, give them the attention, love and assistance they could not get from their parents.’’

Rufai also said that the passion for football globally has increased the interests of young people to develop their career with every chance.

Sports unites the world but football is peculiar, you’ll observe activities on the streets, in schools, even corporate organisations have football teams, and it’s meaningfully engaging our youths,’’ he said.

The matron of Arrow of God, Jessica Ottu, applauded the organisers and described it as a pleasant environment for orphans to display their skills and socialise with their peers.

She said, “This event is marvellous, it is a good concept and I commend the organisers for bringing this large number of orphans out of the orphanages to have good time among themselves.

“I feel great because our boys have shown their capability but I am more satisfied because they are happy in this forum and interacted and have made friends.’’

SEE ALSO: SEE What Ex-Super Eagles Goalie, Peter Rufai Looks Like Now [PHOTO]

 

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Donald Duke: Security Operatives Selling Weapons To Boko Haram

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Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has claimed that the Boko Haram terrorist group gets most of its weapons from security operatives.

Speaking on Channels Television, the former governor called on the President Muhammadu Buhari government to investigate the nation’s security forces and flush out the bag eggs.

He said: “Boko Haram insurgents who have been responsible for most heinous crimes, get their weapons from the security operatives.

Also Read: Boko Haram: ‘Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead’, Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

“Most of the weapons used by Boko Haram come from our armoury, we will need to look into that. Why are we selling weapons to the enemy?”

Speaking further, Donald Duke pointed out that the Nigerian military and police in the northeast must be adequately motivated to achieve results.

He also called for the use of intelligence to combat insecurity such as kidnapping across the country.

 

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Insecurity: Restructuring Not As Critical As Hunger And Poverty – Amaechi

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Insecurity: Restructuring Not As Critical As Hunger And Poverty – Amaechi

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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has stated that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is more concerned with getting rid of hunger and poverty than restructuring.

Amaechi a former Rivers State governor stated this on Sunday while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

The minister, however, admitted that there is nothing wrong with calls for the restructuring of the country.

Also Read: Amaechi Apologises For Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

Amaechi said: “If to you what is important is restructuring, I don’t see anything wrong with restructuring. But I’m saying it is not the most critical problem we have.

“The most critical problem we have is hunger and poverty, which is breeding insecurity.”

 

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Insecurity: Buhari Can’t Protect Nigeria – Moghalu

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A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Kingsley Moghalu has expressed that President Muhammadu Buhari is not capable of protecting Nigerians or confronting the security challenges facing the nation.

The former presidential candidate made this remark in his reaction to the killing of 43 rice farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday.

Also Read: Boko Haram: ‘Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead’, Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

He described the incident as a national tragedy which is a pointer to the fact that Nigeria is becoming a failed state under the leadership of President Buhari.

He also lambasted the government and security agencies, accusing them of intimidating and arresting peaceful #EndSARS protesters demanding better governance but unable to do anything to insurgents terrorizing the entire country.

He wrote:

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