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Succour for Nigerian businesses in Ghana as Ekweremadu intervenes

Succour for Nigerian businesses in Ghana as Ekweremadu intervenes

SUCCOUR has come the way of Nigerian business community in Ghana following the intervention of Deputy Senate President and former Speaker of Parliament of Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

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Sturridge still has to prove fitness, admits Klopp

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The England forward netted a fine goal to secure a draw over Chelsea but the Liverpool boss still has doubts over whether he can complete 90 minutes

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ICYMI: Here Are The Highlights Of "A Night With Femi Kuti"

The recently held A Night With Femi Kuti saw the Afrobeat maestro take afrobeat enthusiasts on a rare musical journey outside the New Afrika Shrine.
The four-time Grammy Awards nominee rendered a spectacular showdown and also highlighted songs from his latest album One People, One World.

Below is a quick highlight of the event:

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Valverde wins men's road world title – highlights & report

Spain’s Alejandro Valverde edges a sprint finish to win the men’s race at the Road World Championships.
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Guy Smarts: Here's everything we know about Lebron James' diet

NBA star eats in a day to keep himself going. James has dropped tidbits about his diet over the years, and his social media posts reveal the different nutrition tactics he undertakes depending on what his needs are at the time.

LeBron James is a beast, and there's plenty of information out there on the workouts that have helped him achieve G.O.A.T. status. But there's been less focus on what the 6'8, 250 lb.,

NBA star eats in a day to keep himself going. James has dropped tidbits about his diet over the years, and his social media posts reveal the different nutrition tactics he undertakes depending on what his needs are at the time.

Here's how James evolves his diet, just like he evolves his gameplay.

LeBron James' Diet for Weight Loss

In 2014, James posted a picture in which he looked noticeably slimmer, which sparked rumors that the NBA player had switched up his diet.

 

According to Business Insider, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported James was on a diet on a podcast with Grantland's Bill Simmons. Windhorst didn't confirm how he knew about James' diet, but the well-connected sportswriter has been covering the NBA player since his days as a high school freshman in 1999. He said James was probably in "the worst shape he's been in in a while" at the start of the 2013-14 season, and he got off to a "slow start" that season. That season came after he won the NBA Finals with the Miami Heat in June 2013 and got married to longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson.

James himself poked fun at his diet with an Instagram post, and he opened up about it to reporters about a month later.

 

"I had no sugars, no dairy, I had no carbs," the father of three explained during an event to unveil his "LeBron 12" sneakers, as reported by Sports Illustrated. "All I ate was meat, fish, veggies and fruit. That's it. For 67 straight days."

During that time, James ate meals like lobster salad with asparagus and mango chutney, as well as an arugula salad with chicken, fruit, and nuts, topped with olive oil and lemon vinaigrette dressing

 

Dinner is served! Lobster salad with asparagus and mango chutney. #Amazing #Mykonos

 

 

He was so dedicated to his diet, he didn't eat the dessert a resort made for him when he was on vacation in Greece.

 

Some outlets reported his diet was a low-carb one, while others said it was paleo, probably due to the fact that James' former Miami Heat teammate Ray Allen started a paleo diet in 2013. Both diets have a lot of overlap, with the guiding principle of limiting processed foods and foods high in carbohydrates, and instead reaching for foods like lean meats, fish, and vegetables.

LeBron James' Training Diet

NBA games run for 48 minutes, but that doesn't count when the clock is stopped for fouls and timeouts, or when games go into overtime. That's a lot of active time, and that means athletes need a lot of calories before the big game.

In 2016, James spoke with Business Insider about how he fuels up before game time. "Before competition for me would be like a chicken breast and maybe a little pasta. The carbs help because you're going out and playing a lot of minutes," he said. "But a salad and some veggies will have me perfectly fine. And before the game I might have a protein shake and some fruit, and I'll be ready to go."

 

Comparing himself to swimmer Michael Phelps, who is known to eat massive omelets, stacks of pancakes, and full-size pizzas during training, James said he'll "wait for that after the game. I can't do that before the game." 

And as Stack reports, the NBA star slightly changes his approach when it's playoffs time. "The thing that I started cutting down is the sugars. When it comes to the playoffs, it kinda slows down the process of recovery. Throughout the regular season it's okay to have a little bit of it. But in the postseason, optimal recovery-whoever can recover the fastest from game to game is going to put themselves in position to be successful the next game, he said during a video on his UNINTERRUPTED platform. "So the sugars I kinda cut out, but the carbs I kinda ramp up. Because you're losing so many calories, you're burning so many calories, burning all your energy throughout those games. So I kinda go heavy on the carbs because it gives you energy. It's worked for me."

Post-game, James rehydrates with a combination of water and a carbohydrate-rich recovery fluid provided by his personal trainer, Mike Mancias, to replace fluids lost. As CBS Sports reports, this helps to refill his levels of glycogen, which is a stored form of carbohydrate found in the liver and muscle tissue that helps to provide the body with energy.

He then eats a meal with high quality-protein and carbs, much like his pre-game meal.

James was also known to get drinks from The Juice Spot post-workout. The now-closed juice shop was owned by his wife Savannah, and it offered juices, smoothies, and acai bowls. The "Peanut Butter Dream" smoothie that James was seen drinking on his Instagram featured ingredients like almond milk, peanut butter, whey, maca, cinnamon, and agave.

LeBron James' Cheat Day Diet

If his Instagram is any evidence, James is known to enjoy a good glass of wine. He told ESPN that he drinks wine "pretty much every day," and former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Kevin Love mentioned that James "has a supercomputer in his brain" when it comes to wine.

While studies differ, most doctors agree that when consumed in moderation, red wine has health benefits, from increasing your levels of good HDL cholesterol to lowering your risk of heart attack, hence why James hashtagged one of his photos, "#GoodForMyHeart."

He often indulges himself at Blaze Pizza, as James is an investor, franchisee, and paid endorser of the made-to-order pizza company. In 2016, he shared a copy of his receipt when he ordered a pizza there, and his DIY pizza had a whopping 16 toppings on it – including, but not limited to, fresh basil, turkey meatballs, banana peppers, and kalamata olives.

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Ambode : APC consists of fraudsters, election riggers -PDP

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said having  reviewed the world press conference addressed by Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode; it has come to the conclusion that the All Progressives Congress, APC, consists of fraudsters and election riggers.

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Lagos APC primary: Sanwo-Olu fires back at Ambode over fraud, drug abuse claims

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a Lagos governorship aspirant in the All Progressives Congress (APC), has responded to claims made by the state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, during his world press conference on Sunday. Sanwo-Olu, in a statement sent to DAILY POST, called for respect and insisted that “my pursuit of office will continue to be based upon issues […]

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How Sarri is convincing Hazard, Kante to sign Chelsea renewals

The Blues have some important contract renewals coming up and they are working hard to win over the Belgian winger and the World Cup winner

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Buhari accepts resignation of Women Affairs Minister

[FILE PHOTO] Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Alhassan Jumai Aisha.

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation of Mrs Aisha Alhassan as Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development from the government with immediate effect.

Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.

In a letter he signed on Sunday, President Buhari said, “I have received your letter offering your resignation as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“I accept your resignation with immediate effect.

“On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, I thank you for your past services to the nation.�

The presidential aide revealed that the president had directed that Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, the Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment to oversee the affairs of the Ministry with immediate effect.

Aisha Alhassan had on Saturday announced her resignation from President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet and from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Alhassan hinged her resignation on her disqualification in the screening for the 2019 Taraba state governorship contest by the APC National Working Committee.

She said she was axed without any viable or genuine reason.

“If I am not good enough to contest elections in the APC, then I feel I am not also qualified to remain a minister in the APC government,� she stated.

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Diamond Bank control 40% of USSD transactions volume

Diamond Bank control 40% of USSD transactions volume

DIAMOND bank Plc said it now   controls 40 percent of the volume of Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) transactions in the banking sec

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Independence Day: Obasa urges Nigerians to pray and avoid violence ahead of general elections

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Obasa has called on Nigerians not to relent in praying for a peaceful general elections as Nigeria celebrates 58th Independence.

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Mudashiru Obasa has called on Nigerians not to relent in praying for a peaceful general elections next year.

Obasa also urged the people of the country to desist from actions and utterances that can negatively affect the peaceful co-existence of the country.

Obasa made this known in his message to Nigerians on the celebration of the country's 58th Independence Anniversary.

"It's a very crucial period in Nigeria and as we move towards the 2019 general elections, I want to call on Nigerians to continue to pray for peace to reign before, during and after the elections.

"We must also eschew violence, avoid actions and utterances that can breach public peace. We must promote measures and programmes that will enhance the unity of this country," Obasa said.

The press statement, issued in Lagos on Sunday, was signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Musbau Rasak.

ALSO READ: Independence Day: 58 years after, has Nigeria worked?

"As parents and citizens, we must be vigilant and be watchful of friends our children and wards associate with. We must be vigilant of events in our environment and make sure we report suspicious characters and groups to security agencies in order to nip crimes in the bud.

"As youths, we should not allow ourselves to be used as agents of violence. We should not give in to unscrupulous elements in the society who will want to take advantage of our vulnerability to cause mayhem and disturb public peace," Obasa said.

Obasa also stated that the All Progressives Congress, APC, administration at all levels is not unaware of the challenges facing the country assuring that the government will not relent in putting in place measures and programmes that will enhance the welfare of the people and improve their standard of living.

"The APC government at all levels will continue to put in place measures that will ensure that Nigerians get dividends of democracy even at their doorsteps.

"On behalf of the entire members of the Lagos State House of Assembly, I wish you a happy and fruitful 58th Independence Anniversary celebration," he said.

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Unai Emery wants Alex Iwobi to continue influencing Arsenal matches

The Super Eagle continued with his impressive form, having a hand in both Arsenal goals in their 2-0 win over Javi Gracia’s side

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2019: Ugwuanyi emerges Enugu PDP guber candidate

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has been overwhelmingly elected as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the February 2019 governorship election in the state. Governor Ugwuanyi, who was the sole aspirant in the colourful and hitch-free governorship primary election held at the popular Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu on Sunday, emerged the […]

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Aina Revels In Torino’s Away Win Vs Chievo Verona

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By Adeboye Amosu: Nigeria defender, Ola Aina, is elated to help his Italian club, Torino secure a 1-0 away win against Chievo Verona in their Serie A clash on Sunday, and hopes the team will get better in the course of the campaign, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Aina, made his fifth start of the season for Torino […]

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Buhari wins presidential primaries in Kaduna with 1.9 million votes

Cameroon insists it will be ready to host Cup of Nations

[FILE PHOTO] Ahmad Ahmad, president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) AFP

A top Cameroon football official told AFP Sunday his nation “will be ready” to host next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, even though the final decision has been delayed.

Cameroon’s hosting of African football’s showpiece event has been in jeopardy for months since the decision to increase the tournament from 16 to 24 teams.

The Confederation of African Football had been expected to confirm Cameroon as host on Friday at their meeting in Sharm el Sheikh, but instead postponed a vote until the end of November,

It said there had been a “big delay in the building of infrastructure” in Cameroon.

But Dieudonne Happi, the interim head of the west African country’s crisis-hit football federation, said: “In the current state of things, I can tell you bluntly and without any risk of being wrong that Cameroon will be ready.

“The delay will be made up,” said Happi, the chairman of the Cameroonian federation’s normalisation committee, adding that the country will be ready “no later than December 31”, the deadline set by CAF in March.

An inspection committee from CAF and world football’s governing body FIFA will visit Cameroon in October to assess preparations.

The Cameroonian league is currently suspended because of funding issues and the federation is without a president.

Morocco, which unsuccessfully bid to host the 2026 World Cup, has lobbied to replace Cameroon as hosts.

“We are obviously ready to organise a major African event,” said Hamza El Hajoui, the president of the Moroccan football federation, adding that his country was “respectful” of both the CAF process and “the candidacy of a friendly country that is Cameroon.”

Ahmad Ahmad, the CAF president, denied that his organisation had already decided to take the tournament away from Cameroon.

“CAF has not yet taken any decision to the contrary… that the Cup of Nations will be origanized in Cameroon,” he told a press conference.

The tournament will take place on June 15-July 13.

The tournament used to be in January, forcing European clubs to release their players in the middle of the season.

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Buhari visits 2 survivors of jet crash

Buhari visits 2 survivors of jet crash

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, Sunday evening paid a get-well-quick visit to the two survivors of the Nigerian Air Force involved in a crash last week, at the Defence Intelligence Agency, DIA, hospital in Abuja.

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Tinubu speaks on APC primaries, says something greater awaits Lagosians

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu on Sunday declared that the people of Lagos State will have an encounter with destiny during the party’s governorship primary election in the state on Monday. Tinubu, a former governor of the state, stressed that tomorrow’s primary election was a step “toward greater internal […]

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As September Comes To An End, Davido Fails To Drop His Promised Sophomore Album

Back in March,  during the HEADIES 2018 Awards ceremony, DMW boss, Davido announced he’d be dropping his sophomore album in September.

The announcement was made as he gave his acceptance speech while receiving the award for the Artiste of the Year category.

READ: Headies 2018: Davido Announced His Sophomore Album Will Drop In September

The news created a lot excitement among fans as it has been five years since he released his debut album, Omo Baba Olowo in 2012.

After the award, Davido went straight to releasing songs like Assurance,  Nwa Baby and AZA, all which have since become hit records. He has also been featured on a couple of songs which have done well.

With the momentum built, it would seem as if the singer was going to keep to his promise this time, after teasing fans a couple of times with promises that never materialised.

But it’s hours to the end of the month of September and there is no single word from the artiste or his camp to suggest an album dropping. There hasn’t been any rollout plan neither has any statement been put out to carry fans along on any new development.

It’s safe to say a remote reason for failing to meet up with the promise could be because of his recent busy political schedule. Davido over the past three weeks has been actively involved in the political campaign of his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke who was running for the governorship sit in their home state of Osun.

Now that the elections are over, we hope the Davido goes back to what his day job is, which is music and drop what is believed to be the much expected BADDEST album.

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Independence Day: 5 things you should know about this holiday not taught in school

5 things you should know about this holiday not taught in school

October 1, 1960 is not just a public holiday, here are some of the things you should know about Nigeria's Independence Day.

Independence Day is a very special date in the history of Nigeria. Unfortunately, the dearth of History as an independent subject in Nigerian elementary schools deprives the youth of adequate knowledge about the importance of OCTOBER 1, 1960.

The only memorable thing most pupils in primary and secondary schools know about the Nigerian Independence is that October 1 of every year is a public holiday.

Dear students, the date is much more than a public holiday. The date is significantly tied to the history of Nigeria and every Nigerian youth deserves to know everything that surrounds this holiday.

Here are five things you've probably not been thought about Independence Day at school.

1. The Golden Voice of Tafawa Balewa

 

The history of how Nigeria became an independent nation is never complete without mentioning Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and his golden voice.

Born on October 1, 1912, Balewa, who was a trained teacher rose to fame from being a school teacher to a respected politician. He represented the northern interests in the colonial government and held different positions. He eventually became the first and only Prime Minister of the country in 1960.

Aside from being a respected statesman, Tafawa Balewa was also famous for his eloquence. His oratory skill earned him accolades among international communities. And that was the main reason he was nicknamed the Golden Voice of Africa.

On his 48th birthday which coincided with the independence of Nigeria in 1960, Tafawa Balewa, as the PM of the country declared Nigeria's independence and also delivered a hope-filled speech that set Nigerians alight with joys and celebrations.

Sadly, on January 15, 1966, soldiers who were executing Nigeria’s first military coup kidnapped and killed the first Prime Minister.

2. Race Course, Lagos

 

Race Course is a 14.5-hectare ceremonial ground in Lagos Island. It was the foremost venue for government events when Lagos was the capital of Nigeria.

This place might look empty and deserted today, but the ground played a significant role in the independent Nigeria history.

On October 1, 1960, Race Course was the birthplace of Nigeria Independence where Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa declared the country as a sovereign nation.

After the gruesome killing of the Prime  Minister, the Federal Government of Nigeria renamed the ground to Tafawa Balewa Square.

ALSO READ: Top 5 Christian denominations after 1960

3. Why October 1, 1960?

 

The elections of 312 Nigerians into the Federal House of Representatives on Saturday, December 12, 1959, and the first motion the elected parliamentarians passed on January 14, 1960, led to the choice of October 1, 1960, as Nigeria's Independent Day.

Before his death on October 9, 2013, the former Governor of Plateau State, Chief Solomon Lar, who was a member of the parliament in an interview with the Vanguard said after passing the motion, the Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa known for his rhetorical brilliance went to London to finalise talks for the actualisation of October 1, 1960, as the Independence Day.

''This came to reality when, just before the midnight of September 30, 1960, we all gathered at the Lagos Race Course awaiting the birth of an independent and emancipated new nation called Nigeria'', Lar said in the interview.

4. Who is Jaja Wachukwu?

 

Apart from National heroes like Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe and Sir Ahmadu Bello little is said about Jaja Wachukwu, who was also a prominent figure during the Independence struggle.

Jaja was the first indigenous Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria who replaced the British Speaker of the House, Sir Frederic Metcalfe.

On October 1, 1960, Jaja received Nigeria's instrument of Independence from Princess Alexandra of Ken as the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the newly independent nation. He died on November 7, 1996, in Enugu.

5. The last British Governor-General

 

The reign of the British colonial masters in Nigeria came to an end with the administration of Sir James Wilson Robertson in 1960.

Robertson was said to have been sent to Nigeria to serve as the head of the British colony because of because of his good work in England. He was Governor-General of Nigeria from 15 June 1955 to 16 November 1960.

In his memoir published in 1974, Robertson narrates his 40 years of experience in Africa. He admitted that the colonial masters left their colonial territories in Africa partly because of the pressure on them to go.

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The Late 5: Tinubu opens up on ‘Ambode’s sin’, formally endorses Sanwo-Olu; Ayade wins PDP guber primary and other stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today:

Ahead of Monday’s governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, embattled Governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, has taken a hit at his challenger, Babajide Sanwo-Olu declaring him unfit to govern the state.

Addressing a press conference at government house, Alausa, Ikeja, on Sunday, He further called him an American Felon who had psychiatric issues.

In a related development, shortly after Ambode’s televised press conference, National Leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu formally endorsed the candidacy of Jide Sanwo-Olu.


The leadership of the organised labour in the country has suspended its nationwide strike.

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba who announced this at a press conference in Abuja on Sunday, said the decision was taken to avail the tripartite committee the necessary conducive environment to hold a crucial meeting and conclude its work.


Cross River Governor, Ben Ayade has emerged as the flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 governorship elections in the state at the party’s primary held on Sunday.

Chairman of the PDP panel in charge of the primary, Olorogun Tebite, announced Ayade as the governorship candidate after an affirmation by delegates at the election, explaining that though the governor was the only aspirant of the party in the state, the delegates had to vote in order to complete due process in line with the electoral law.

“If given the second term mandate I would do more in the areas of industrialisation and job creation. I urge you all to vote PDP in 2019 election at all levels to ensure continuity in governance,� Ayade said.


The Ogun chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has rescheduled its governorship primary earlier slated for Sunday.

The postponement of the exercise which was initially scheduled to hold across the 236 wards the state was announced on Sunday by the party’s Chairman Chief Derin Adebiyi, through a statement he issued in Abeokuta, the state capital.

“Further announcement will be made upon receipt of firm clarification from the APC National Headquarters,� Adebiyi added.


President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted with immediate effect, the resignation of the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan.

This was disclosed in a statement released on Sunday, September 30 by the presidency, with a directive from the President that the Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar supervise the Ministry.


And stories from around the world:

The FBI is free to investigate any sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that it deems credible, two White House spokeswomen said, rebuffing suggestions the administration has tried to limit the probe. (Reuters)


At least 832 people were killed in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the national disaster agency says. (BBC)


Macedonia’s vote on whether to re-name the country and end a decades-long spat with Greece was marred by low turnout on Sunday, despite the promise of unlocking a path to EU and NATO membership. (AFP)


A week after an official Chinese newspaper ran a four-page ad in a U.S. daily touting the mutual benefits of U.S.-China trade, the U.S. ambassador to China accused Beijing of using the American press to spread propaganda. (Reuters)


Maltese authorities have finally allowed 58 migrants off the Aquarius to Valletta after they waited for days in rough seas on the rescue ship that can no longer go to port after its flag was pulled. (Al Jazeera)

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Cardiff City 1-2 Burnley: Neil Warnock's side remain winless after Sam Vokes goal

Sam Vokes scores the winning goal as Burnley beat Cardiff to extend the Bluebirds’ winless start to the season.
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Neymar: Paris Saint-Germain star attends Paris Fashion Week show with Alves and girlfriend

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A known fashion jock, Neymar was at the show which also had top models like Cara Delevingne in attendance.

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar enjoyed front-row view at an Off White Spring Summer show on Thursday, September 27 at the ongoing Paris Fashion Week alongside teammate Dani Alves and his girlfriend Bruna Marquezine.

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A known fashion jock, Neymar was at the show which also had top models like Cara Delevingne in attendance.

 

The 26-year-old was pictured in an Off White hat, filming and enjoying the show as he gets his mind off football.

He wore a white jacket and compliment his dress up with a pair of designer glasses.

 

Neymar was on the scoresheet just the previous night in Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-1 over Reims in Ligue 1 to maintain their 100% start in the league.

Alves who is out injured and has not played this season was also at the show with his partner.

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Kachikwu, Utomi, others shun APC primaries

Prof. Pat Utomi

The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress, APC deepened on Sunday as three of the four governorship aspirants have opted out while asking for a postponement as delegate lists remained elusive to them.

This was disclosed by one of the aspirants, Prof Pat Utomi who addressed journalists in Asaba, just as efforts by journalists to access the Federal Technical College, Asaba primaries venue, was abortive, as the gate was barricaded by gun-wielding security operatives.

Utomi described the process as illegitimate, adding that the delegates list is unavailable for the aspirants, which is against the norm as they are supposed to be able to access the lists three days to the primaries.

He said at a meeting between critical stakeholders that included Major General Lawrence Onoja, rtd., three of the aspirants suggested a postponement due to the shortcomings that have plagued the shadow polls.

According to Utomi those present at the meeting included ex-Gov Emmanuel Uduaghan, Victor Ochei, Prof Pat Utomi and Dr Ibe Kachikwu.

“The delegates list is not available, aspirants have not seen the list,” Utomi said.

“I believe only those who drew up the list have it. The list should have been made available to all at least three days to the primaries to enable aspirants to make their pitch to them. There is no level playing field for all aspirants.

“This will create a crisis of legitimacy. We have suggested that the primaries be postponed, that way we will have a truly democratic process.”

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Ogun PDP holds parallel governorship primaries

Ogun PDP holds parallel governorship primaries

Two factions of the Ogun Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held parallel governorship primaries in Abeokuta on Sunday to elect governorship flag bearers for the party ahead of the 2019 polls.

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Ancelotti critical of his Napoli side following Juventus defeat

The former Bayern Munich boss believes his team could have done more to retain their lead in Turin

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PDP presidential primary: Benue stands still for David Mark

David MarkMAKURDI, the Benue State capital, on Sunday stood still for the greater part of yesterday as citizens trooped out in numbers to catch a glimpse of their son and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant, Senator David Mark.

This was contained in a statement made available to the news in Abuja yesterday by Media aide to the former Senate President, Mr Paul Mumeh, who hails from the State

According to the statement, “Senator Mark literally walked on human heads anywhere he went in the agrarian State capital amidst cheers and ovation of “David Mark, Nigeria!â€�

He disclosed that the presidential hopeful was in Makurdi, Benue State capital in continuation of his consultation with delegates ahead of the presidential primary election proposed for Port Harcourt, Rivers State and to also participate in the governorship primary election.

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The statement further added that the State Chairman of the PDP, Sir John Ngbede and Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Titus Uba who spoke on behalf of the delegates promised to be in the forefront of Mark’s Presidential Campaign.

It quoted Ngbede as saying that Senator Mark’s entrance into the Presidential race was an honour for which the people of North Central could not take for granted as the entire people would work for his total victory.

“We are proud of him and we shall go all out to campaign for him in order to clinch the PDP presidential ticket. Nobody is in doubt of the integrity, capability and competence of Senator Mark to navigate the ship of the nation successfully if elected,� Ngbede stated.

Responding, an elated Senator Mark promised to bring service delivery to the people in a manner that is equitable and fair to all parts of Nigeria if elected.

He said his desire was to see “a Nigeria that is prosperous and respected globally”, saying “We have all it takes to be great if we harness our human and material resources properly. I am prepared to lead the nation to the next level.”

Former Interior Minister, Comrade Abba Moro had while introducing Senator Mark recalled how the Presidential aspirant intervened in critical situations including the invocation of the Doctrine of Necessity which solved an intractable political logjam to save Nigeria from the precipice.

Moro affirmed that Senator Mark was a ready hand needed to salvage the nation from the rudderless ship.

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2019: Buhari accepts minister’s resignation

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation of Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan (Mrs) as Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development. This was confirmed in a post by Buhari’s aide, Bashir Ahmaad, on his Twitter page. He wrote: “President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation of Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan (Mrs) as Minister of Women […]

2019: Buhari accepts minister’s resignation

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Serie A: Aina Stars, Obi Absent In Torino Win At Verona; Okonkwo Helps Bologna Beat Troost-Ekong’s Udinese

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By Johnny Edward: Super Eagles defender, Ola Aina made his fifth start in six games for Torino who pipped Joel Obi’s Chievo Verona 1-0 in Sunday’s Italian Serie A clash at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi in Verona, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. A late winner from Simeone Zaza secured a nervy away win for Torino. Aina featured as […]

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President Buhari accepts Alhassan’s resignation, asks Aisha Abubakar to take over

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation of the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan.

In a statement released Sunday, September 30, Buhari said, “I have received your letter offering your resignation as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I accept your resignation with immediate effect. On behalf of the Govt and the people of Nigeria, I thank you for your past services to the nation.”

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The President has directed that the work of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development be supervised by the Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar. This, also, is with immediate effect.

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Nigeria sliding back to Abacha era – RBNP Chairman

Nigeria sliding back to Abacha era – RBNP Chairman

ewly elected chairman of the Rebuild Nigeria Party, RBNP, Canice Nkemjika Okorie has bemoaned the current state of affairs in the nation, saying the nation was sliding into lawlessness reminiscent of the General Sani Abacha era.

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ASUU: More lecturers disagree with FG on education bank scheme

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The lecturers say the proposed tuition and education bank scheme will deny poor access to education.

Another set of Nigerian lecturers have raised their voices against the proposed education bank scheme.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Port Harcourt chapter has also rejected the idea of a new tuition scheme by the Federal Government describing it as an attempt to commercialise public university education in Nigeria.

The Union's Zonal Coordinator, Uzo Onyebinama said the proposed scheme would deny the poor access to higher education if approved.

According to Punch, Onyebinama while addressing journalists on Thursday, September 28, 2018, said the Federal Government’s introduction of the scheme into the renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU and the Federal Government’s agreement process was an attempt to blackmail the union before the Nigerian students.

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“ASUU believes that education is a public good and therefore, the union considers the proposal for an Education Bank and a Students’ Loan Scheme as a deliberate effort to commercialise public universities

“It is also an incentive for private universities to thrive and ultimately deny poor Nigerians access to university education.

“ASUU views the attempt by the government team to introduce the issue of Education Bank and Student’s Loan Scheme into the renegotiation of the 2009 Federal Government of Nigeria and ASUU agreement as an attempt to blackmail the union before the Nigerian students and the general public.�

ASUU rejects N500k school fee proposal for public universities

Recall that Prof. Lawan Abubakar, the Bauchi Zonal Coordinator of the Academic Staff Union of Universities also said rejected the scheme describing it as a wild idea.

Abubakar also said the union rejected the idea on the ground that ''that the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria clearly states that funding education is the sole responsibility of Governments at various levels and not parents�.

He said added that the idea of education bank would not work in Nigeria because not all the students will have access to the loan.

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Julen Lopetegui’s side have been weakened by the losses of two stars ahead of their second Group G match in the Champions League

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BREAKING: Tinubu speaks on Lagos APC governorship primary, backs Sanwo-Olu’s emergence

Ahead of the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship primary in Lagos, a former governor of the state and National Leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has formally endorsed the candidacy of Jide Sanwo-Olu.

The governorship primary election which was earlier scheduled to hold on Sunday along with other states was shifted to Monday due to logistics constraints in both Lagos and Imo States, according to the party.

Read his statement below:

Tomorrow, our party and the people of Lagos will have an encounter with destiny. We shall hold our governorship primary.

With the holding of direct primaries to elect governorship candidates in Lagos and other states, the APC takes a groundbreaking step toward greater internal democracy and progressive governance for the benefit of all people.

While our party is young, it has grown fast and has travelled far in a short time. This speaks well of the character of you, the party’s rank-and-file members. What, in other nations, has taken political parties generations to achieve, we have done in a few brief years.

No other party in Nigeria dare attempt what we have already dedicated ourselves to do. I thank and commend all APC members and all Lagosians who have lent their support to this historic and humane mission upon which our party has embarked.

We are democrats in the truest sense of the word. As such, we forever search for what is good and right for the people. With this ideal as our guide, tomorrow’s primary cannot be shaded by selfish ambition or the perceived personal grievance between this or that person.

Something much greater waits in the balance. What is at stake is nothing less than the future of the people of this state and how we can best maximise our collective destiny. By resort to direct primaries, the party places the people’s future soundly in their hands.

As democracy would have it, you shall be the authors of the party’s nomination and hopefully our next state government. I trust in the wisdom of the people and will abide it. However, as a leader of the party and as a former governor of our beloved and excellent Lagos, I would be remiss if I did not make a few observations regarding the primary. My goal is and shall always be a better Lagos. To this objective, I have dedicated the greater part of my public life.

Roughly 20 years ago, a corps of dedicated and patriotic Lagosians, put aside personal interests and rivalries, to put their minds and best ideas together for the good of the state. Out of this collaborative effort, was born a master plan for economic development that would improve the daily lives of our people. Bestowed on me was the honour of a lifetime when I was elected to be your governor in 1999. My administration faithfully implemented that plan.

The government of my immediate successor, Tunde Fashola, also honoured this enlightened plan. Where state government remained true to that blueprint, positive things happened. During my tenure and Governor Fashola’s, Lagos state recorded improvements in all aspects of our collective existence, from public health to public sanitation, from education to social services, from the administration of justice to the cleaning of storm and sewage drains.

Businesses, large and small, invested, hired millions of workers and thrived. All Lagosians were to fully participate and justly benefit from the social dividends and improvements wrought by this plan. From the common labourer to business leaders, to professionals and our industrious civil service. We all were to be partners in a monumental but joint enterprise.

None was to be alienated. None was to be left out. And none were to be pushed aside. This is especially true for those who contributed so much to our development, whether as a business leader who has invested heavily in Lagos the homeowner who struggles to pay his fair share of taxes or as someone employed in the hard work of keeping our streets and byways clean so that others may go about their daily tasks unimpeded.

I make no pretence that the master plan is perfect. It can always be fine-tuned. However, whenever a government departed from this plan without a compelling reason, the state and its people have borne the painful consequence of the improper departure. I am encouraged by the emergence of a candidate in this primary who has served the state in senior positions in my administration, the Fashola administration and even in the current one.

While possessing a wealth of experience and exposure, he is a young man endowed with superlative vision and commitment. Most importantly, he understands the importance of the blueprint for development. He esteems it as a reliable and well-conceived vehicle for the future development of the state. He also knows the value of reaching out and working with others in order to maximize development and provide people with the best leadership possible.

We walk into this primary strong and confidently believing in the right course we are to take. We shall emerge from this primary even stronger and more confident that we have taken that course by returning Lagos and our party to their finest path.”

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