Connect with us

National News

Indomitable Lions halts early party for the Super Eagles

Published

on

Vincent Aboubakar’s 75th minute penalty kick on Monday in Yaounde delayed  the party for the Super Eagles quest to qualify for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Nigeria won the first leg 4-0 in  Uyo on Match Day 3, the Indomitable Lions needed to halt the Super Eagles’ stride which has placed them top of the group.

The hosts started brightly, holding down the visitors who however went on to warm themselves into the game and even go in front by the half hour through Simon.

While the Eagles continued to threaten to increase their lead through sporadic attacks from the flanks, it was however the Lions who took advantage of their seeming contentment.

With the Eagles dropping in pace, the hosts piled on the pressure to earn a penalty kick scored by Aboubakar in the 75th minute to the relief of the home fans.

As the game wore on to the end, and with the Lions appearing to have smelt blood with the equaliser, goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa had to do more to keep them at bay.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Eagles now have 10 points from four matches, having won their first three matches, and thus stay atop the group’s table.

Cameroon on the other hand stay in third place with three points from four matches, having drawn three games and lost one.

Zambia are in second place with four points from three matches, with one win and one one draw, and visit Algeria on Tuesday in their Match Day 4 fixture.

Algeria are in fourth place in the four-team group with one point from three matches, having drawn one game and lost two.

Nigeria can be closer to winning the group on Tuesday if Algeria beat Zambia, since no other team can upstage it with two Match Days remaining.

This will be if it can draw the Match Day 5 fixture at home to Zambia on October 7.

However, if Zambia beat Algeria on Tuesday to move to seven points, Match Day 6 fixture on November 6 will be the decider, even if Zambia secure an away draw on Match Day 5.

The qualifiers will end on November 6, with the group winners qualifying for Russia 2018.

Source: ( PM News )

National News

WTO: Trump Wrong For Rejecting Okonjo-Iweala – Fani-Kayode

Published

on

#EndSWAT: Things Will Fall Apart – Fani-Kayode Warns Buhari Govt
WTO: Trump Wrong For Rejecting Okonjo-Iweala – Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the move by the United States President, Donald Trump to block the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Recall that Okonjo-Iweala on Wednesday won the popular vote by a wide margin, with the expectation of an announcement after a World Trade Organization meeting in Geneva.

She was reported to have won the support of 104 of all 164 member countries of the WTO, many of which were from Africa and Europe.

Also Read: Video Of Desmond Elliot Calling For Social Media Regulation Hits The Internet

However, the US reportedly expressed its disappointment over the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala despite her widely gained support.

Reacting in a post on his Twitter page, Fani-Kayode warned that Trump’s opposition to Okonjo-Iweala would upset millions of his supporters in Nigeria and Africa.

He wrote:

Continue Reading

National News

Nigeria’s Economy Too Fragile For Fresh Lockdown —Buhari

Published

on

Buhari, Former Leaders, Security Chiefs Meet In Aso Villa
Nigeria’s Economy Too Fragile For Fresh Lockdown —Buhari

Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that Nigeria’s economy is too fragile for fresh coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.

The president stated this in a post on his Twitter handle @MBuhari on Thursday.

Buhari stated that compliance with COVID-19 protocols by all Nigerians is crucial to avert a second wave of the pandemic in the country.

Also Read: Femi Adesina: #EndSARS Protests Fuelled Looting Of Warehouses

This is coming following the recent increase in Coronavirus cases in many countries around the world.

He wrote:

“Looking at the trends in other countries, we must do all we can to avert a second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

“We must make sure that our cases, which have gone down, do not rise again. Our economy is too fragile to bear another round of lockdown.”

Continue Reading

National News

Femi Adesina: #EndSARS Protests Fuelled Looting Of Warehouses

Published

on

#EndSARS: I have been receiving curses on my phone – Femi Adesina
Femi Adesina: #EndSARS Protests Fuelled Looting Of Warehouses

Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity has alleged that some Nigerians involved in recent cases of looting experienced in some cities across the country didn’t do it because they were angry or hungry.

He alleged that they were simply taking advantage of the collapse of law and order caused by the #EndSARS protests.

He stated this on Thursday, 29th October when he appeared on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme.

He declared that poverty has nothing to do with the invasion of COVID-19 palliatives warehouses.

Also Read: BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday – Lagos Govt

He said: “Criminality is criminality. Would it justify armed robbery because the man was poor? Would you justify armed robbery because the man didn’t have money?

“Just as you cannot justify armed robbery because a man was poor and took a gun to rob another person, you can’t also justify the lootings going on because it is pure criminality. My view is that it is not everybody that is hungry that engaged in that looting. This is the truth, it is greed and pure criminality.

“Criminality will always be criminality and anarchy promotes criminality. What has happened in the past two or three weeks led to what is happening now. If there was cohesion and tranquility in society, this would not have happened. Therefore, it is corollary to the near anarchic situation that came on the country because of the protest.

“If you did not have people burning police stations, killing policemen, burning private and public property, you won’t have this kind of looting. That means those same people will be in society and will find ways to eke out a living but because the situation was created for near-anarchy that is why you have this.

“So, I don’t agree that it is all about poverty. Yes in any country, you will have people that are poor, hungry…that is one of the reasons you have government to ensure that the number of the poor reduces progressively.

“So this crowd of people you see going to loot are not necessarily hungry or angry; they are taking advantage of the collapse of law and order that came as a result of the protest.”

Continue Reading

Trending