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ECHIEJILE SUPER EAGLES WEAKNESS IN DEFENCE SAYS UDEZE

Ex-Super Eagle and PAOK Salonica left-back, Ifeanyi Udeze, call the attention of Gernot Rhor to find a good left-back alternative and reinforcement for Elderson Echiéjilé ahead of 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Echiejile who is viewed as Super Eagles weakness in the defence department with lots of Nigerian fans criticizing the Sivasspor left-back recent below-par performances in most of the World Cup qualifying games.

“I will not single out any left-back to be added to the team because we do not have so many around,” Udeze told Completesportsnigeria.com.

“However, I feel the coaches should monitor the Nigeria Professional Football League and invite the best performing left-back so that he can play in friendlies ahead of the World Cup.

“In spite of all the criticism of Echiejile, the experience is vital. He is important to this team, but another quality left-back is necessary. For me, I would say let’s give a home-based player a chance.”

“The squad is solid, but I won’t mind having Obafemi Martins and Emmanuel Emenike back in the team, to support Odion Ighalo who is undoubtedly our best striker at the moment.

“We need these experienced guys at the World Cup. We should have a blend of youth and experience in the team for the World Cup,” the onetime West Bromwich Albion of England and PAOK of Greece left-back stated.

SOUTH AFRIACAN PRESIDENT VISITS IMO STATE

South African president Jacob Zuma (R) is greeted upon his arrival for an official state visit at the Harare International Airport on November 3, 2016 in Harare. South African President Jacob Zuma on November 3 faced increasing calls to resign after a damaging probe unearthed further evidence of alleged corruption at the top of the ANC government. The country's anti-graft watchdog ordered a judicial inquiry into possible criminal activity in Zuma's relationship with the Guptas, a wealthy Indian family accused of wielding undue political influence. / AFP PHOTO / JEKESAI NJIKIZANA

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha yesterday disclosed that South African President, Jacob Zuma, will from today pay a two-day visit to the state.Briefing journalists at Government House, Owerri, the state capital, Okorocha said Zuma, among other official engagements, would sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Rochas Okorocha Foundation and Zuma Foundation.

Also, the visitor would be expected to assess the planned over 20,000 hectare, Egbema Industrial Park estimated to cost over N2 billion and the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport.

He said the pact would enable the duo work in partnership to move the interests of the humanitarian bodies together.“The South African President, Jacob Zuma will pay a two-day visit to Imo on Friday. We are working on a partnership at the Egbema Industrial Park, management of Imo International Cargo Airport and South African Airline.
“My interest is to see that the airport takes off to help lift our exports, jointly work on education and sign an MoU between the Rochas Okorocha Foundation and Zuma Foundation,” Okorocha said.

THE WORLD MOST EXPENSIVE HOUSE:SEE THE PRIZE AND WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE

Villa Les Cèdres, an 18,000 square-foot estate in the South of France that comes with a 14-bedroom mansion and 35 acres of land, was built 187 years ago. It had previously been owned by the mayor of Villefranche-sur-Mer and was used as a farm for olive trees. Also by Belgian King Leopold II, who bought the glorious patch along the coast of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat – in 1904 after becoming exorbitantly wealthy from his savage exploitation of the Congo Free State. Most expensive home has gone on sale for a colossal £315 million.

CUSTOMS BOSS ATTACKED,NARROWLY ESCAPES DEATH

The Area Comptroller of Nigeria Customs Services in Ogun State Sani Madugu, narrowly escaped death when he was reportedly attacked by smugglers.

 

According to reports, he was said to be returning to Idiroko area of the state from Abeokuta at about 8pm on Tuesday alongside eight personnel of the customs when the suspects attacked his convoy.

 

Madugu, who narrated his ordeal to journalists yesterday at the Idiroko Customs Headquarters, said the hoodlums took advantage of the traffic jam at Ijako axis to attack his convoy.

 

In his word, ‘we were caught in the web of a traffic jam at Ijako axis of Abeokuta-Ifo Road when the hoodlums came and attacked my convoy. They destroyed and vandalised our vehicles. We refused to be provoked, we did not fire guns to avoid calamity, particularly because of innocent motorists and passersby. We have to call for reinforcement before we could leave the scene‘ he said.

 

He however, noted that the command would not relent in its resolve to clamp down on smugglers, describing the attack as a prove of efficiency on the part of customs.  “The attack would not discourage us, we shall not be intimidated. Attacking us shows that we are working and we are mounting pressure on them. We are always one step ahead of smugglers,” he added.

 

The comptroller said the case had been reported to the police while investigation had commenced in order to apprehend the suspects.

IS THIS THE NEW FASHION IN TOWN:PHARREL WILLIAMS WEARS SCARF TO SHOPPING

PHARREL WILLIAMS WAS SEEN SHOPPING AT CELINE IN BEVERLY HILS ON WEDNESDAY.THE RAPPER AND PRODUCER WAS WEARING A SILK SCARVE ON HIS HEAD IS THIS THE NEW FASHION TREND.

 

 

IMO STATE GOVERNOR ROCHAS OKOROCHA SAYS PRESIDENT BUHARI’S ABSENCE AT MY BIRTHDAY PARTY DOESN’T MEAN WE ARE AT LOGGERHEADS

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, says the fact that President Buhari did not attend his 55th birthday party a month ago doesn’t mean that they are at loggerheads. The Governor who had a media parley at the government house Owerri, yesterday 12th October , said that his relationship is not only cordial but wonderful with the president and he strongly believes in him.

He mentioned that he is not among the people who always sitting on the fence or change colors every second. Many people had insinuated that President Buhari and Rochas Okorocha were at loggerheads after he failed to attend his party despite being in Nigeria.

“I have a very cordial and wonderful relationship with President Buhari. Sincerely speaking I believe in him. The President had delegated the Vice-President to come for that occasion and his advanced team had already arrived when other national assignment came up and he had to travel out of the country. It is not true that I am having a problem with President Buhari. I am not among the people who change colours every second or always sitting on the fence. If I don’t support Buhari I will shout it loud and clear where the world will hear me and I will make my reasons known to him. If I am with you, I am with you and if I am not with you, I am not with you.” said the governor.

WORLD BANK PRESIDENT :PRESIDENT BUHARI ASKED US TO FOCUS ON NORTHERN NIGERIA

WORLD BANK PERSIDENT JIM YONG KIM CLAIMS THAT PRESIDENT BUHARI ASKED HIM TO FOCUS ON NORTHERN NIGERIA ALONE.

The President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, held a press conference in Washington D.C yesterday where he spoke about World Bank activities in Africa. Addressing the press, Kim said that in his first meeting with President Buhari, the president asked that the world bank should specifically shift its focus to Northern Nigeria.

“You know, in my very first meeting with President Buhari he said specifically that he would like us to shift our focus to the northern region of Nigeria and we’ve done that. Now, it has been very difficult. The work there has been very difficult. I think Nigeria, of course, has suffered from the dropping oil prices. I think things are just now getting better. But the conversation we need to have with Nigeria, I think, is in many ways related to the theme that I brought to the table just this past week, which is investment in human capital. The percentage of the Gross Domestic Product that Nigeria spends on healthcare is less than one percent. Despite that, there is so much turbulence in the northern part of the country, and there is the hit that was taken from the drop in the oil prices. Nigeria has to think ahead and invest in its people. Investing in the things that will allow Nigeria to be a thriving, rapidly growing economy in the future is what the country has to focus on right now. Focusing on the northern part of Nigeria, we hope that as commodity prices stabilize and oil prices come back up, the economy will grow a bit more. But very, very much important is the need to focus on what the drivers of growth in the future will be.” said the President of world Bank.

The Questions we ask is where does it leave other part of Nigeria

FFK SLAMS BUHARI:BUHARI IS A MAN-MADE PRESIDENT

FFK’Buhari is a man-made President and not a God-made President and like Saul, he will end in defeat and shame

 

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MONKEY POX:FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DENIALS CONDUCTING FREE MEDICAL CARE

The Federal Government of Nigeria has deny conducting any medical service in either rivers or Bayelsa.

In a statement yesterday, Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed described the news as fake and sinister.

He urged Nigerians to disregard the report.

”The Federal Government has not conducted any free medical service or care in either Bayelsa or Rivers State, as alleged in the fake report being circulated. So that could not have been the cause of the outbreak of Monkey Pox in both states.

“Monkey Pox is a virus found only in monkeys and it is rare in human beings. It belongs to the same family as Chicken Pox and Smallpox.

”It is suspected that someone may have contracted it by eating monkey meat, thus triggering the current outbreak,” the minister said.

He said no effort will be spared in curtailing the spread of the disease.

With the confirmation of a new case of monkeypox in Akwa Ibom State, there are now 13 cases of the disease in the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday, confirmed 12 cases, which started with that of an 11-year-old male patient reported at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer NCDC Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu said 11 other cases were identified.

“All the cases are currently receiving appropriate medical care. All the patients are improving clinically and there have been no deaths. As at first of this month, 32 close contacts of the cases were identified, advised appropriately and are being monitored,” he said

Ihekweazu explained that a Rapid Response Team (RRT) from NCDC was immediately deployed to support the Bayelsa State Government in the investigations and public health response to the outbreak.

The team has been supporting the Bayelsa State Department of Public Health and the State Epidemiologist to respond to the outbreak. “As the outbreak investigation and response continues, the Bayelsa State Government has started an aggressive public enlightenment campaign to advise clinicians and the public on the symptoms of the disease and the steps required to manage the cases and to prevent further spread. NCDC has also collected appropriate clinical samples from the cases and these are being analysed through the National Reference Laboratory in Abuja,” Ihekweazu explained.

There was panic in Akwa Ibom State following the reported case of monkey-pox disease.

Commissioner for Health Dr. Dominic Ukong, who announced the outbreak in Uyo, said the victim had been isolated.

He also said two other suspected cases were being monitored by doctors

Ukpong explained that the viral ailment borne by wild animals, especially Monkeys could be contracted through bodily contact with infected persons and warned the populace to shun bush meat.

Commissioner for Information and Strategy Charles Udoh spoke of the need for residents to avoid crowded places as relevant agencies had been alerted to ensure appropriate clinical measures were in place to deal with such emergencies.

But the Bayelsa State Government yesterday said it had curtailed the spread of the virus through various response mechanism it created in the wake of the epidemic.

Commissioner for Information and Orientation Daniel Iworiso-Markson said many of the victims quarantined at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH), Okolobiri, were already showing signs of recovery.

He said the government had intensified sensitization and advocacy visits to communities to reassure the indigenes of its readiness to tackle the spread of the disease.

Iworiso-Markson explained that two of the index cases and the doctor affected by the disease had recovered and were discharged, adding that no death had been recorded from the disease.

“To further allay the fears and reassure Bayelsans of Governments’ effort in curbing the disease, let me make it clear that we are on top of the situation. However, it is important for people to take note of the fact that prevention is better than cure.

“Hence, they are required to always wash their hands, avoid monkeys, bushmeat and dead animals as well as be on the lookout for symptoms which often manifest as various stages of rash and an intense weakness of the body and severe pains, among other things,” he said.

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