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Mikel Obi, Nwakaeme Return For Nigeria’s World Cup Qualifiers Clash Against Cameroon

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has included captain John Obi Mikel in his squad, for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon next month.

CompleteSports reports that Rohr will make his 28-man squad official this week, with five players on standby. The German is ready to drop Girona striker, Kayode Olanrewaju, as he has not played much this season.


Kayode joined Manchester City last week and got loaned out immediately to La Liga newcomers Girona, for whom he played only a few minutes in their season-opening draw with Atletico Madrid on Sunday.

Also expected to miss out are Victor Osimhen, Maroof Yusuf and Kenneth Omeruo, whose future at Chelsea is uncertain.

The players expected in the squad include goalkeepers Dele Alampasu, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi, who was heavily blamed for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier home defeat to South Africa in June.

Other players are Tyronne Ebuehi, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Elderson Echiejile, Shehu Abdulahi, Chidozie Awaziem, Odion Ighalo, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo and John Ogu. Anthony Nwakaeme, Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi are also expected to be in the squad.

Henry Onyekuru, Uche Agbo, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Ibrahim Alhassan are expected to be placed on stand-by.

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has included captain John Obi Mikel in his squad, for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against ...

Barack Obama's Tweet on Virginia Attack Breaks Record

Former President Barack Obama 

Former President Barack Obama's three-part tweet of a Nelson Mandela quote in the wake of the Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rally that left one counter-protester dead is the most liked tweet ever, according to Twitter.

The tweet which amassed over 1 million retweets and 3 million likes denounced hate and called for love.


Obama's first tweet featured a picture of him interacting with a few young children through a building's window and read, "'No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…'" The 44th President finished the quote in his next two tweets.

He wrote, "'People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.' —Nelson Mandela."

The tweet's popularity surpassed a May 2017 tweet from Ariana Grande after her Manchester, England, concert was attacked, leaving 22 people dead — which was liked just over 2.7 million times.

It took President Trump two days to condemn the extreme racism displayed during the "Unite the Right" rally.

At first, Trump attributed the violence to "many sides" instead of specifically calling out the racist actions of literal torch-wielding, Nazi flag-carrying protesters.

Former President Barack Obama  Former President Barack Obama's three-part tweet of a Nelson Mandela quote in the wake of the Charlo...

SPORTS: ‘Liverpool Goal In The Champions League Was A Dream’- Teenager Alexander-Arnold Speaks

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold described scoring on his European debut for his boyhood club as “a dream”.

The 18-year-old opened the scoring with a neat free-kick as the Reds won 2-1 at Hoffenheim in their Champions League play-off first leg.


“It is indescribable,” Alexander-Arnold, who has been with the club since he was eight, told BBC Radio 5 live. “It is special in so many ways.”

Former Liverpool captain and current Reds academy coach Steven Gerrard told BT Sport after the game on Tuesday that Alexander-Arnold will be a “top, top player”.

The teenager added: “It is always good to get compliments from your idol and I hope to live up to his words. It is always good to get his backing and support.”

Alexander-Arnold, who broke into the Liverpool squad last season, took the free-kick despite there being considerably more experienced set-piece takers on the field for Liverpool.

“I told him he had to do it,” said Reds boss Jurgen Klopp. “He was the only one who can. “He can shoot free-kicks better than I ever could. He is an incredible young player.”

Liverpool will look to clinch a place in the group stage of this season’s Champions League when they host Hoffenheim in the second leg on Wednesday, 23 August.

“I am happy with the result,” added Klopp. “If somebody told me we would win we would take each result – even an 8-7.

“I’m not happy with the goal they scored but I think they deserved the goal for their effort over the 90 minutes.”

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold described scoring on his European debut for his boyhood club as “a dream”. The 18-year-old open...

ASUP Warns FG Of Impending Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has thrown its weight behind Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

In a statement by ASUP Secretary General, Anderson Ezeibe, the union noted that the strike was aimed at restoring sanity to Nigerian universities.


The union also called on the Federal Government to commence the implementation of agreements entered into with ASUP to forestall an impending crisis in polytechnics. ASUP added that it was concerned about the consequences of the strike on students, parents and society at large.

It said, “ASUP notes the renewal of hostilities on the country’s university campuses between ASUU and government of Nigeria.

“While we are in unconditional solidarity with ASUU in this struggle to restore sanity to Nigerian universities, we are calling on the government to commence without further delay the implementation of agreements entered into with ASUP to forestall an impending crisis in the polytechnic sub-sector.”

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has thrown its weight behind Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. In a statement...

Universities' Staff and FG End Crucial Meeting in Abuja Over ASUU Strike.

From left: Prof. Nasir Isa; Biodun Ogunyemi; Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, at a news conference on the state of the nation in Abuja on Monday (14/8/17). 

The meeting between leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, ended on Tuesday night in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting held on Tuesday at the Minister’s Conference Room, Ministry of Labour, Abuja, took significant steps toward the resolution of the issues raised by ASUU.


According to the Deputy Director, Press, Ministry of Labour, Samuel Olowookere, the meeting agreed on the forensic audit of N30 billion earlier given to the ASUU in 2010. He said the meeting further agreed on monthly remittances to ASUU, while the audit lasts.

The minister assured members of ASUU and Nigerians that government is already at work to resolve all outstanding issues in line with the present administration’s commitment to prevent disruption of academic calendar in universities.

ASUU had on Monday declared indefinite strike to protest non-implementation of agreement between the union and the federal government.


(NAN)

From left: Prof. Nasir Isa; Biodun Ogunyemi; Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, at a news conference on the state of the nation in Abuja on Monday ...

Popular Port Harcourt Gospel Artiste Crushed To Death By a Truck (Photos)

Popular gospel artiste, Fernandez Bishop popularly known as Fernandez Muzik (Jesus freak) 

A popular gospel artiste, Fernandez Bishop popularly known as Fernandez Muzik (Jesus freak) has died in a fatal accident.

He was crushed to death by a truck yesterday in Port Harcourt, the capital city of Rivers state.


Princess Uwah who narrated the incident said the fatal accident reportedly happened at Akpajo, Eleme in Port Harcout while he was on his way to see a pastor.

Before his death, he was a chorister at House on the Rock church in the state.

Popular gospel artiste, Fernandez Bishop popularly known as Fernandez Muzik (Jesus freak)  A popular gospel artiste, Fernandez Bishop p...

BREAKING NEWS: After 22 Days, Osinbajo Finally Assigns Portfolios to New Ministers

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo 

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has finally assigned portfolios to the two new ministers after he inaugurated them 22 days ago.

The announcement was made on Wednesday by the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande on Twitter.


The two new ministers are Stephen Ocheni (Kogi) and Suleiman Hassan (Gombe). Ocheni was named Minister of State, Labour and Employment, while Hassan was named Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing.

"AgP Osinbajo asiggns portfolios to the 2 ministers earlier sworn in. There are now 2 Ministers of State in Power, Works & Housing Ministry." Akande stated.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo  The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has finally assigned portfolios to the two new ministers after he i...


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