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UEFA Best Player Of The Year Award: Liverpool Defender, Van Dijk, Pipps Messi And Ronaldo

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Virgil Van Dijk

Virgil Van Dijk

FC Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk, has been named the best UEFA player of the year after helping the Reds lift the much-coveted Champions League trophy.

The Dutch player pipped the duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and rival, Lionel Messi, to the award for his stellar performance during the 2018/2019 Champions League season.

Five times Ballon D’or winner was named the best forward for the 2018/2019 season while Ronaldo was without an award.

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In so doing, Van Dijk has now become the first defender to be crowned UEFA Men’s Player of the Year.

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Nigeria To ‘Discourage’ Medical Brain Drain – Minister

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Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire
Nigeria To ‘Discourage’ Medical Brain Drain – Minister

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said the Federal Government will do all it can to prevent medical doctors from leaving the country.

The minister stated this on Friday in Abuja after inspecting work on the new cancer centre at the National Hospital, Abuja.

Ehanire revealed that the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will provide the necessary incentives to make migration unattractive for the doctors.

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The Health Minister admitted that medical doctors leaving Nigeria to foreign countries has become a challenge.

He, therefore, pledged that the government will do everything possible to ensure that doctors will prefer to remain and work in the country.

Ehanire advised hospital management to spend wisely, properly maintain the facilities when completed, and seek alternative sources of funding.

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Stop Giving Us Awards… Challenge Us So We Can Sit Up, Wike Tells Journalists

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Stop Giving Us Awards… Challenge Us So We Can Sit Up, Wike Tells Journalists
Stop Giving Us Awards… Challenge Us So We Can Sit Up, Wike Tells Journalists

Nyesom wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged the Nigerian Media to stop praising public officials and giving them awards for favoritism but to hold them accountable.

Governor Wike gave the charge when the national leadership of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday.

The governor expressed that in time past, the Nigerian Press was a strong voice and conscience of the society, but wondered what has whittled down its powers.

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“What I have seen of you is that you praise us and give us award because of relationship or friendship. That’s not the way it should be. Challenge us; the people in authority and we will sit up to our responsibilities. We will have no choice than to perform and serve the people, as it should be.

The governor stated that Nigeria is in a difficult period in its history and NGE cannot shy away from performing its duties without fear or favour.

He urged them to discharge their function and be sure that they are doing what is right always.

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#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks

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#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks
#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks

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The Ogun State judicial panel to investigate cases of police brutality in the state has reportedly received 20 petitions in two weeks since inauguration.

This was made known by the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Solomon Olugbemi (retired) on Friday in Abeokuta.

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According to a statement issued by the panel’s spokesman, Femi Osipitan, Justice Olugbemi assured the people of the state of transparency and openness by the panel.

He also stated that the panel’s maiden sitting would hold on November 5, adding that subsequent sessions would be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays by 10 am at the Magistrate Court 1, Isabo, Abeokuta.

 

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