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Covid-19: Ibrahimovic reacts to result after testing positive

AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the latest player to have contacted covid-19.He said he has tested to covid today through his twitter account which he tagged a bad idea according to him."I tested negative to Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea" Zlatan Ibrahimovic will go on self isolation for two weeks before going for further screening.

Cry Of Western Education

By Adejumo Kabir



I have been raped,
So disgusting as I weep,
My marriage with you is a shame,
In a society dominated by scholars,

Professors, Readers, Doctors,
They celebrate me not,
They give no regard to my stay,
They made me so deteriorating,

What a disgusting nation,
The soul of the nation aborted,
Slowly and then faster and faster,
A geometric setback they achieved,

Is this living or dying adrift,
I told them I would die,
But they told me goodbye,
They keep their eyes blind to terminated hopes,

I'm in a graveyard & overcast sky,
I would learn to forgive death,
But I dare not forget those that murdered me


Stop Playing Politics With Buhari's Health, Gbenga Daniel Tells Fayose

A former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, on Sunday cautioned the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, to desist from playing politics with the health of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr. Daniel cautioned the controversial governor while featuring as a guest of Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria, FIBAN, at an interactive session held in Abeokuta.

He said there was nothing wrong for a formidable opposition to checkmate excesses of government which Mr. Fayose was known to be doing; but faulted his manner of playing politics with the health of the ailing president.

“It is good to have opposition for good democracy to thrive,” he said. “Democracy without a viable opposition is dictatorship.”

“It (viable opposition) will checkmate excesses of government in power, which Fayose is doing; but it is not good playing politics ‎with president’s health,” Mr. Daniel said.

The former governor, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, explained that …

Obasanjo Is A Weak Man -Fayose

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a sadist, who “would rather put a weakling in position.”

In a recent interview with Punch, Fayose said Obasanjo trampled on the nation’s constitution while he was President.

He said, “I’m not attacking him. I’m only saying things I know about him because I’m a living witness of Obasanjo’s life. I worked with him and know that Obasanjo is a sadist, an opportunist – a man who would rather put a weakling in position (of power). How would he ask Yar’Adua that he knew was sick to be president? I wonder why some media (organisations) celebrate Obasanjo. Obasanjo has no character. Obasanjo was the first president that trampled on our constitution in all ways using brute force. That is why Obasanjo does not have a (foot-) hold, in terms of human beings, in party politics in the South-West. Obasanjo is only left with the clout of being a former president. When you say human support, Obasanjo does not enjo…

I Resigned As Kogi Speaker To Save My Life - Umar Imam

Former Kogi State House of Assembly Speaker, Umar Imam Ahmed has admitted he resigned from the position to avert plunging the state into another round of crisis and save his life, which has been under death threats.

His resignation came exactly a week, after the 25-member House passed a vote of confidence on him and less than 48 hours after the Assembly was invaded by hoodlums that disrupted plenary.

His letter of resignation was read by the Deputy Speaker, Hassan Abdullahi, who presided over plenary, which later elected Majority Leader, Kolawole Matthew, as the new Speaker, unopposed.

Former Chief Whip, Hassan Bello, was also elected Majority Leader, while Wale Omofaiye was elected as the new Chief Whip unopposed.

The session, which was attended by 20 out of the 25 members, also saw the retention of Hassan Abdullahi (Dekina/Okura constituency) as Deputy Speaker, even as the sitting was held under tight security.

Benefit Of Mustard Seeds

What ‘pleasure’ can be said of Mustard seeds – a small round seeds of various mustard plants – in comparison to other plants’ seed? Apparently, quite a number of individuals have attributed no health benefits to this seeds, since it is tasteless and encompass a discouraging size.

The seeds are high in essential oils as well as plant sterols. Some of the important sterols include, brassicasterol, campesterol, sitosterol, avenasterol, and stigmasterol. Some of the glucosinolate and fatty acids in the seeds are sinigrin, myrosin, erucic, eicosanoic, oleic, and palmitic acids.

Being one of the ‘chief’ oil seeds, mustard seeds are very high in calories; 100g of seeds provide 508 calories – a unit of heat used to indicate the amount of energy that foods will produce in the human body. Nonetheless, the seeds are made of quality proteins, essential oils, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibre.

Mustard seeds are also very rich in phytonutrients, minerals, and anti-oxidants, and are an excellen…

Man United Trio Up For Europa League Best Player Award

Despite missing the final, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been included in a three-man shortlist for last season’s UEFA Europa League Player of the Season award, UEFA announced via Twitter and their website on Friday.

Ibrahimovic is one of three Manchester United players nominated for the award which will be presented in Monaco on 25 August.

The other United players are Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who both scored in the final as the English club defeated Ajax 2-0 in Sweden.

Zlatan, who is still recovering from a long-term injury and is now technically a free agent, scored five goals and had four assists in 11 games before getting injured in the semi-finals.

Pogba was impressive in United’s midfield all through their run to the final, scoring three goals and assisting once in 15 games from central midfield.

Mkhitaryan scored key goals in almost all the stages of the competition after overcoming a slow start to his United career.

Incidentally, all three players only joined United last s…

We Won't Chase The Igbos Out Of Our Land - Arewa Youth Group

The President of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum’s , Yerima Shettima, has given an indication that would not use force to effect the quit notice it gave to the Igbo.

But they will do things in a civil way,by seeking a referendum from he Senate which he is positive will not favour the Indigenous People of Biafra’s leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, and other secessionists, saying the people of the zone would reject secession.

The group had a few months ago told the Igbo living in the North to leave the region on or before October 1. It hinged its ultimatum on the secessionist agitation of IPOB.

Following a lot of public outcry and condemnation from eminent Nigerians and organisations, there were reports that the forum would withdraw the quit notice.

But at a press conference in Kano on Thursday, the forum said there was no going back on the quit notice.

Shettima, at the event, had said, “We have not renounced our earlier position on the quit notice to the Igbo.”

He had said that the Norther…

Terry G For Governor In Benue State

Free madness crooner Gabriel Oche Amanyi popularly known as Terry G or Akpako Master has declared his intention to run for Governor/Deputy Governor of Benue State.

Terry G took to his Instagram page to reveal his ambition and upload his campaign poster. He, however, did not disclose the political party he intends to use as a platform. He wrote;

“MY PEOPLE,THE TIME IS NOW. POWER BELONGS TO THE YOUTHS,SAY NO TO OLD CARGOS…VOTE TERRY G FOR GOVERNOR/DEPUTY OF BENUE STATE ,I WILL MAKE YOU PROUD..WHEN I SAY LEGALIZE YOU SAY GINJAH..”

National Assembly Ready To Pass N56,000 Minimum Wage Bill

All Progressives Congress chieftain, Saraki has expressed optimism that the Senate will pass the Minimum Wage Bill as pushed by the workers.

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has said that the National Assembly was ready to consider and pass a new Minimum Wage Bill whenever it was presented by the executive.

Note that the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, is demanding an upward push from 18,000 to 56,000 as minimum wage.

Saraki, who made this known to newsmen in Abuja, said that the senate was aware of the need to review the current minimum wage.

He said that all the indices upon which the last minimum wage of N18, 000 was approved had changed and that there was, therefore, no need leaving the wage unchanged.

He acknowledged that the sufferings of Nigerians were glaring, and said that the national assembly was only waiting for the executive to present a bill for a wage review.

“We are in support; we are waiting for the executive. We have told them to go ahead with the idea.

Why I Won't Be Part Of Biafra - Labaran Maku

Former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, has insisted he does not know the pro-Biafran group, the Biafra Zionist Federation.

DAILY POST recalls that the group had named him as the Minister of Aviation, following the self-declaration of the “Republic of Biafra” on August 1, 2017.

Maku, speaking to newsmen in Abuja, stated that he remained a patriot, who is committed to the unity of Nigeria.

“Somebody called that I have been appointed a minister of Biafra. How can somebody associate me with a micro in Nigeria? What does that tell you?

“It means there is confusion and desperation among the youths. You need to bring the youths together and reassure them that they have a future.

“A federation gives equal opportunities to all its children. We have structural and leadership deficiencies. The problem is lack of justice. So, we need truth to heal our nation. Some of these youths are victims of structural deficiency.

“When I heard the story of secessionist movement, you will see that thes…

Acting President Osinbajo Makes New Appointments

PRESS RELEASE

​His Excellency, the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has approved the underlisted appointments in Federal Government Agencies.

A.​ Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission:
​(i)​ Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye​​-​ Chairman
​(ii)​ Dr. Grace N. Chinda​​​-​ Member
​(iii)​ Okolo Titus M.​​​​-​ Member
​(iv)​ Barr. Obiora Igwedebia​​-​ Member
​(v)​ Mrs. Olubukola Balogun​​-​ Member
​(vi)​ Group Captain Sam Ewang (Rtd.)- ​Member
​(vii)​ Justice Adamu Bello​​​-​ Member
​(viii)​ Hannatu Mohammed​​​-​ Member
​(ix)​ Abdullahi Maikano Saidu​​-​ Member
​(x)​ Dr. Sa’ad Alanamu​​​-​ Member
​(xi)​ Yahaya Umar Dauda​​​-​ Member
​(xii)​ Khamis Ahmed Mailantarki​-​ Member
​(xiii)​ Maimuna Aliyu​​​-​ Member
​(xiv)​ Prof. Musa Usman Abubakar​​-​ Secretary

The appointment of the Chairman is for 5 years, while the tenure for all the members is 4 years. Also, these appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

B.​ National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commi…

Everything Is Set For The Return Of Mr President

In preparation for the return of President Muhammadu Buhari who has been on medical leave in United Kingdom since May 7th the Presidency has put all staff in Aso Rock on standby.
According to Daily Trust, which spoke to one of the aides to the President’s wife, Mrs Aisha, said some family members of the president and his wife’s security aides arrived Abuja Monday

The Presidency soucers said that Mrs Aisha Buhari might return to Nigeria Wednesday.

The aide to the President’s wife said: “The information just reached me now from the wife of the president, that everything is set for the return of Mr President to Nigeria.

‘Already, some of the president’s family members and security aides of madam (Aisha Buhari) have just returned from London.

‘The wife of the president may either leave London on Wednesday or decide to come home with the president anytime soon. We have been told to be on standby because Mr President is returning any time soon this week.”

Also some staff including security…