AFCON: How we caged Salah, Egypt – Eguavoen

Coach Austin Eguavoen has said tactics deployed by the Super Eagles against Salah and his teammates on Tuesday include playing to instruction, high pressing and not undermining the Egyptians.

Nigeria had put up a commanding display to defeat seven times winners, Egypt in their opening Group D game of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

Just as anticipated, it was a keenly contested game as it was between two teams seen as favourites for the title, Egypt having won last in 2010 and Nigeria 2013. Both teams have ten titles between them.

Following the 1-0 victory secured by Kelechi Iheanacho’s 30th minute strike, Eguaveon assured that his team will persist in fighting the same way they did against Egypt as no team in the competition is a pushover.

“The tactics we deployed were high pressing, coming back to defend as a unit and then not undermining the opponent.” Eguaveon said in a post match analysis.

The plan worked perfectly as Liverpool’s talisman Mohamed Salah was non-existent in the game, save for an effort that Maduka Okoye’s outstretched leg comfortably dealt with.

Regarding his approach to his side’s next game, the gaffer said he intends to take it game after game and that every team at this year’s AFCON should be respected and taken seriously irrespective of the country’s name.

“There are no minors in football anymore, so if you don’t plan well and put in effort, you can be shocked. I don’t know who will win but we will try our possible best to approcah our games with all seriousness”. He concluded

Nigeria will be playing next against Sudan on Saturday.

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Men who have caged the country —- Ugezu J Ugezu about Tinubu

Nollywood actor, Ugezu J Ugezu has revealed his thoughts concerning the intention of former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to run for the 2023 presidential election.

The actor took to his Instagram handle to express his displeasure at Tinubu’s plans. He described the ex-governor as one of the men who have caged the country. He went further to say he awaited the outcome.

Here’s his post:

Tinubu’s presidential ambition a huge joke -Bode George

Tinubu’s presidential ambition a huge joke -Bode George

Peoples Democratic Party stalwart, Chief Bode George, has said the presidential ambition of All Progressives Congress leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was a huge joke.

During a chat with The PUNCH on Monday, he said this in reaction to Tinubu’s decision to inform the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), of his intention to contest.

“This so-called ambition must be a huge joke. The Presidency of Nigeria is not for characters like Bola Tinubu. Look at how he mismanaged the resources of Lagos State. It is surprising that he can even dream of becoming the President of Nigeria. He is living in cuckoo land,” said George.

The former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP said the turn-out of things and double-crossing by those he trusts would shock him.

Although George admitted there were quality leaders in the South-West who could produce the next President of Nigeria, he, however, said Tinubu was not one of them.

Settling for Tinubu, he said , was an insult for the South-West, which he described as the most sophisticated region in the country.

George also said it was unfortunate that a hallowed ground like the Presidential Villa would be the location for Tinubu to declare his ambition.

Tinubu, who was governor of Lagos State, told Buhari of his intention to contest in next year’s election.

The former governor lamented that he was tired of being a kingmaker and it was time to actualise his dream.

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EFCC re-arrests Mompha for alleged money laundering

Operatives of the Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have re-arrested a suspected internet fraudster, Ismailia Mustapha, for laundering funds obtained through unlawful activities and retention of  alleged proceeds of crime.

In a statement released by the Head of Media and Publicity of the agency, Wilson Uwujaren, it was revealed that Mompha was arrested on Monday.

“The suspect is currently standing trial alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited on an amended twenty two-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N32.9bn brought against him by the EFCC,” the statement.

Mompha was earlier arrested on October 18, 2019 at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport while boarding an Emirates Airline Flight to Dubai by the staff of the Nigeria Immigration Service, following a watch list by the EFCC.

Mompha is accused of using his registered companies to receive illicit funds on behalf of “yahoo yahoo” boys from across the world in return for commission.

 The account of one of his companies, Ismalob Global Investment Limited Bank, a Bureau de Change Company, was allegedly used to launder funds gotten from unlawful activities.

Investigation has revealed a fraudulent transfer slip of $92, 412, 75 found in the suspect’s IPhone 8 device.

The Spokesman said the suspect would soon be charged to court. 

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Just In: Gunmen abduct Imo ex-speaker, 4 others

Bandits kidnap over 20 women in Zamfara

Former Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Lawman Duruji has been kidnapped by gunmen.

Also abducted was the wife of Frank Onwumere, an erstwhile Chairman of Okigwe Local Government Area of the state.

Onwumere’s wife was abducted on Sunday while, according to a source, Duruji was abducted on Saturday while returning from a function.
Ezzybee, a businessman in Owerri, was also kidnapped.

Reports have it that Ezzybee was abducted while going to watch a football match.

The gunmen were also said to have seized an unidentified persons at Okwelle junction in Onuimo Local Government Area, Amaraku in Isiala Mbano L.G.A, as well as Ubomiri in Mbaitoli council area of the state.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Micheal Abattam, confirmed the incident while assuring that the command was on the trail of the kidnappers.

He revealed that the person who was kidnapped at Ubomiri had been rescued by the police.

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Man calls for help as flood sweeps over Umuahia/Ikot Ekpene road (Photos)

A man has called on the government to do something about the Umuahia(Ikwuano)/Ikot Ekpene road as he uploads pictures of the road being flooded.

The young man who took to his Facebook account to lay his complaint, was terrified that the road had obviously become a death trap and called on government authorities to do the needful. He wrote:

“The good people of Ikwuano in Abia State have suffered enough concerning this road which every government has failed, refused and neglected to correct.

A very important road that is critical to the survival of the indigenes of Ikwuano in Abia State.

Many communities and travellers who use the Umuahia(Ikwuano)/Ikot Ekpene road always suffer untold hardship due to the deplorable condition of the road.

The road is one of the busiest roads connecting the south-east to south-south Nigeria, mostly used by commuters including traders returning from the south-west and northern parts of the country. The road had over the years depleted, due to heavy vehicular movement on the road and lack of maintenance and at the moment, the state of the road has hugely deteriorated.

The Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene Road is a federal road linking Abia State to its neighboring state of Akwa Ibom and Cross River. A major interstate road that has great economic importance and Nigerians ply the road for various reasons which include education and commercial activities amongst others.

Irrespective of which road belongs to the federal or state government, all that an average Nigerian desires to see is a better improvement in the road infrastructures with a regular maintenance culture.

A mere glance at these appalling photographs will tell any onlooker that this road has degenerated into a death trap.

We appeal to the relevant authorities to cause the release of funds for the continuation of the work of the contract on the said road and ensure a maximum supervision of the quality of work that is being carried out on that road that has socio-economic advantages to the entire nation.

Well meaning Abians of Ikwuano extraction must initiate incessant advocacy at various levels to attract attention to the pitiable sight of this all-important road.


How My Small Br3ast Saved Me From Explanation During My Tape Saga – Janemena

Popular dancer, Janemena has taken to the gram to narrate how she was saved by her small bosom from explanations when her tape scandal got to its peak.

Recall that some months earlier, it had been reported that the twerker was romantically involved with Tonto Dikeh’s ex-lover, Prince Kpokpogri. An alleged audio note which had Kpokpogri’s voice testifying to his prowess in bed and how Janemena matched his energy also came out to solidify the allegations.

Not long after, a tape that showed two people engaging in a romp surfaced; of which some concluded it was Janemena and Kpokpogri.

The dancer recently referred back to the already thrashed issue in an Instagram post, revealing that what exonerated her from all explanations as regards the explicit content is her small bosom.

She further expressed her gratitude for her body shape and affirmed she would never alter it.

In her words:

“When they brought fake tape and picture and said it was me. Wanna know what saved me from all explanations…..
Dem no Dey fake am
I’m super grateful for this body and I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. I love y’all genuinely for riding with me
The real ones only”

See the post below:

The Wedding Night

Medical School Drop-Out Castrates Himself In Benue “To Avert Sexual Desire”

A 44-year-old man, Terhemen Anongo, who resides in Gboko in Benue State, has cut out his testicles “to avert sexual desire”.

Anongo, who is a medical school drop-out, explained that the decision was to enable him serve God properly.

Last year, he had cut one of the testicles by himself, leading to him almost losing his life in the process.

He came into limelight in March after he personally undertook the surgery, which resulted in profuse bleeding.

However, help came on time as he was saved and attended to by medical practioners.

Anongo had dropped out from the University of Ibadan medical school due to alleged ill health.

About the castration, he said he did it because of his religious belief and that since he was not married, he needed to serve God faithfully.

Speaking on telephone with newsmen in Makurdi on Sunday, the medical student now turned a wheel barrow pusher, said, “I went to remove the second testicle based on religious belief. I removed it on Monday. The first one had little hitches but this one having learnt from that experience, I did (remove) it very well. Somebody is always coming to dress it for me.

“I’m fine. There is no problem, I’m only waiting for when the wound will heal so I can remove the stitches.”

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