Archive for January, 2019

Nigerians will never forgive Obasanjo for ceding part of Cross River State to Cameroon – Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday said Nigerians will never forgive former President Olusegun Obasanjo for ceding part of Cross River State to Cameroun.

Oshiomhole who was speaking during the Presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state on Wednesday, urged residents not to ever forget the hardship the former president put them through.

According to him, he (Obasanjo) would not go unpunished for selling Nigerians to slavery. The APC National Chairman said,

“I want to remind the people of Cross River that never ever can you forget a Nigerian leader in the person of former President Olusegun Obasanjo who ceded part of Cross River State to Cameroun because he was pursuing a Nobel Peace prize.

He handed over the Nigerian territory to a foreign country and reduced Nigerians to become refugees. We can never forgive him. Nigeria will never forgive him. There is no statesman in the modern world that would voluntarily cede part of his territory to a foreign country.

That crime committed by Olusegun Obasanjo if we are too weak to punish him, history will punish him because no leader gives away his household and sends them to slavery”.

Oshiomhole, therefore, urged the people of the Bayelsa to re-elect the president whom he believes will not only succeed in the fight against corruption but also give the oil-rich state a new lease of life.

Why NBC may sanction NTA, AIT, Channels TV, TVC to cover general election

2019 election: NBC sanctions NTA, AIT, Channels TV, TVC for allowing hate speeches by politicians

It has been reported that four major television stations in the country have been sanctioned by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC for airing hate speech.

The television stations are: Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, African Independent Television, AIT, Channels TV and Television Continental, TVC. They were sanctioned for allowing hate speeches by politicians from both the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the main opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to be aired on their networks.

According to the Director General of NBC, Malam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu during a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, he said letters to the affected organisations notifying them about the sanction were awaiting delivery in his office.

He said the four stations failed to shut out chieftains of both parties who wilfully engaged in hate speeches during their political campaigns.

He said, ‘’Broadcasters have huge responsibility of protecting and guiding our democracy; and we have a very huge responsibility of ensuring that we don’t promote violence or anything that can lead to it.

We have discovered that despite our repeated warnings some broadcast stations still allow politicians to let out hate speeches which are capable of throwing this country into crisis. We have prepared sanctions and the letters to this effect will be delivered to them soonest. These broadcast stations include NTA, AIT, Channels, TVC and some other radio stations.’’

Kawu said media houses must not allow themselves to be used by politicians.

Findings Revealed: Seats cushions likely to be from the missing plane carrying Emiliano Sala are found washed up on a beach in France

Two seat cushions likely to be from the missing plane carrying Emiliano Sala are found washed up on a beach in FranceIt has been reported that two seat cushions have been found washed up on a beach in north west France and investigators believe the seats are from the missing plane carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala which disappeared over the English Channel.

Search crews have been scouring the sea around the Channel Islands since the Piper Malibu being flown by pilot Dave Ibbotson disappeared on Monday, January 21.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said today:

On the morning of Monday 28 January, we were advised by the French safety investigation authority, that part of a seat cushion had been found on a beach near Surainville on the Cotentin Peninsula.

A second cushion was found in the same area later that day. From a preliminary examination we have concluded that it is likely that the cushions are from the missing aircraft.Two seat cushions likely to be from the missing plane carrying Emiliano Sala are found washed up on a beach in France

Trending : Dogara quits A P C

Image result for Yakubu DogaraTrending news has it that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has officially announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP.

Speaker Dogara who returned to PDP in September 2018,  officially informed his colleagues that he has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during plenary on Tuesday January 29th. He however did not give reasons for his defection.

He also announced the defection of two other APC members of the House to the PDP.


Buhari suspends Onnoghen, swears in Mohammed as acting CJN

Image may contain: 1 person, suitIt has been reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial at the Code of Condcut Tribunal.

President Buhari announced the suspension at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja today.

He said the suspension followed the order of the CCT directing him to suspend Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial.

The President has swore in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the acting CJN. Mohammed who hails from Bauchi state is the most senior justice of the Supreme Court.

Photos: Victor Moses unveils as Fenerbahce player today

Victor Moses joins Fenerbahce on loan until the end of season (Photos)Nigerian footballer, Victor Moses has been unveiled by Fenerbahce after joining the Turkish club from Chelsea on loan until the end of the 2019/20 season.

The 28-year-old winger was a regular starter under Antonio Conte in 2016/17 but fell out of favour with current Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri who allowed him to go on loan to Fenerbahce after his permanent move to China collapsed.

More photos below: Victor Moses joins Fenerbahce on loan until the end of season (Photos)Victor Moses joins Fenerbahce on loan until the end of season (Photos)

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Interview: Winning AFCON is my target in 2019- Kenneth Omeruo

laliga-kenneth-omeruo-cd-leganes-super-eaglesSuper Eagles and CD Leganes loanee defender from Chelsea Kenneth Omeruo speaks about his stay so far at the modest LaLiga club and his next career goals. He also speaks confidently about Nigeria’s chances of winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

You have played all over Europe, England, Turkey, and Holland, just to mention a few. How would you rate the Spanish La Liga as a competition compared to the other leagues?

I will rate LaLiga as the biggest league I have played in so far. For me it’s one of the best leagues in the world and there is a lot of quality, very practical and technical as well, so for me this was definitely expected.

You play for Leganés and the club is currently facing a relegation battle, do you think that the club will survive at the end of the season?

Yeah, definitely. I have not been part of the team that got relegated and we have a good manager. We’ve been unlucky in a few games, but I think we have all it takes to stay in the league.

When you joined Leganés at the start of the season, you started from the bench, but eventually you got your chance and now you are a regular in the team. How did you achieve this?

For me it was by hard work, I have never gone to any team with the guarantee of playing time, so I have always had to work my way into the team and unfortunately someone got injured and I came on. I definitely knew I had to use that opportunity and we won that game. Ever since then I’ve been playing and trying to do better than the last game because once you lose the opportunity it’s gone.

You are on loan at Leganés in the LaLiga, are you looking to make this move permanent?

I don’t know. Left to me, if I have to choose of course I want to stay, but if not, I have to finish the season and see if I have better options and to know if the club also wants to keep me for longer time, but I am definitely starting to plan to move on to a permanent base.

Having lived in Spain for a few months now, how are you adapting to the country, the city you are living in, the culture, the people?

Yeah, it’s good, they are nice, there are really nice people here, the culture is normal like most of the developed countries, and there are nice people. I try to understand the few important Spanish words, and yeah hopefully when I stay permanent I will learn the language properly.

I’m glad you mentioned the language, are you learning the language already?

Yeah I am.

Do u love Spanish food as well?

Yes, most times I eat at home. Yeah, their food is nice and there’s other continental food as well. Other countries have their restaurants here so it’s not like I’m lagging behind, there is a lot of Nigerian restaurants here as well, so I’ve got what I need.

How is your relationship with the other Nigerian players in LaLiga like: Uzoho, Chukwueze and the rest of them – Azeez Ramon, IK Uche, and Simon Moses? How is your relationship with all these guys?

Very good, I speak to Chukwueze, Simon. Uzoho has visited me twice already, and we keep in contact. I also speak to Uche Kālu as well and I have not spoken to Ramon. Yeah, the relationships are good.

Talking about the national team now, the last time Nigeria played at the Nations Cup was 2013, you were part of that team and Nigeria won it that time. However Super Eagles dis not qualify unti the 2019 edition that is coming up in June. How would you rate the chances of the super eagles at AFCON?

Yeah, Of course, I know Egypt has an advantage now. They are a good team and also now they are hosting as well. We have got what it takes, from the one we qualified already, it’s good and the spirit in the camp is good and high. Most of our players are playing in good leagues as well, so, yeah I think we have a good chance of winning the AFCON.

And finally Kenneth, a word for your fans here in Nigeria and of course all over Africa.

I wish them a good year and I hope they keep supporting us, support the team even when we might not be doing what they want, you know others want to win though. Sometimes we drop some games, we let some games go, and we hope our fans to be behind us, to cheer us the way through.INTERVIEW – Omeruo:  LaLiga Is Biggest League I’ve Played In; Up Next – Permanent Contract, AFCON 2019 Title


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