President Muhammadu Buhari in his capacity as the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government, has dispatched the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, as Special Envoy to Guinea Bissau.A statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday, said the minister would embark on the mission in the company of ECOWAS Commission President, Jean-Claude Brou.The presidential aide stated that the President had in response to an urgent request for assistance by the Government of Guinea Bissau graciously approved support to the country’s election process.He said the assistance included 350 units of electoral kits, 10 motorcycles, five Hilux vans, two light trucks and 500,000 dollars.According to the presidential media aide, this vital assistance will ensure that legislative elections are held in Guinea Bissau, which should help in stabilizing the country.He further disclosed that the Nigeria’s foreign minister would also undertake a mission to Cotonou, Benin, to deliver a personal message to President Patrice Talon from President Buhari.”The visit is in the context of the brewing political crisis ahead of the legislative elections in the country on Monday,” he said.
Roy Keane has accused Manchester United midfielder Fred of “cheating” during their 2-0 loss to Manchester City on Wednesday night.Second-half goals from Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane took City back to the top of the league with a derby win, one point clear of Liverpool with three games left to play, and highlighted the gulf in class between United and the Premier League leaders.City were too good for United in the second half and Keane hit out at Fred in particular for losing his man for one of the goals.“What Fred has done is cheating by letting a man run off him for one of the goals,” said Keane.“City were very good but it was an easy night for them. They are sitting in the dressing room and can’t believe how comfortable it was.“I don’t know what happened at half time. They never got going and City seemed sharper in the second half.“Even the first goal, players not closing players down. We spoke about the basics but I reckon the City players couldn’t believe how easy it was in a derby game.“You have to put demands on players and I think it was an easy night.”
Solskjaer hopeful on Pogba but offers no guarantees regarding Man Utd futureThe Red Devils boss is confident that the France international will be remaining at Old Trafford as transfer speculation builds around the midfielderOle Gunnar Solskjaer believes Paul Pogba will be a player next season, but can offer no guarantees amid mounting talk of interest from .As another inconsistent campaign from the international comes to a close, questions are once again being asked of his future.The World Cup winner has been included in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year , having registered 13 goals and nine assists, but has generated as much criticism as praise .It is being suggested that the 26-year-old may now seek to take on a new challenge after three years back at Old Trafford, with La Liga giants Madrid closely monitoring his situation .United, though, have no intention of parting with a prized asset who is considered to have plenty of potential for them to still unlock .Solskjaer has said on the speculation surrounding Pogba: “You can’t guarantee anything in football but, yes, I think Paul is going to be here.“I can assure you that he is very determined to be successful at United.“That’s just the standards he sets because when he’s creating chances, scoring goals, doing loads of work... that’s just media, supporters, everyone looks to Paul: Could you have done better?“He’s done fantastic for us, he’s a human being as well and we’re all the same, we want him to do well.“He’s a leader in that dressing room and on the pitch for us. Back to if I can guarantee, I would say yes, I can guarantee but in life you can never, but he will be here as far as I’m concerned.”While Solskjaer considers Pogba to be a “leader” in the United squad, plenty have questioned his claims to such a standing.His current boss believes an all-action midfielder should not be compared to captains of the past, with the Red Devils’ class of 2019 seeking to do things slightly differently to those that have gone before them.“I think you know as well the world has changed so you don’t have a Robbo [Bryan Robson], a [Roy] Keane or a Steve Bruce in our dressing room, we’re all different,” Solskjaer added on the leadership in his ranks.“We have a squad full of talented players and leadership is so many different things.Article continues below“I loved playing under Roy Keane anyway, everyone here spoke about Robbo but we’re all different now, society is different.“I don’t lead the way Sir Alex did, [Louis] van Gaal, [Jose] Mourinho, we’re all different leaders.”United need inspiration from somewhere in their next outing, with fellow top-four hopefuls set to pay a visit to Old Trafford on Sunday with both sides chasing down qualification.
Horacio Sala, father of late Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala, has died.The 58-year-old passed away after suffering a heart attack in the early hours of Friday morning.With paramedics unable to revive him at the scene, Horacio died at his home in Progreso, Argentina, three months after his son was killed in a tragic plane crash.The local media from the Santa Fe province reported that Sala had passed away late on Thursday night, with Julio Muller, Mayor of Progreso, issuing a statement to radio station La Red.“2019 doesn't let up in shocking us with news in this town,” he said."At five o'clock in the morning, the lady, his wife, rang me and she was very upset. The doctors were there but when I arrived at their home, he had already died. He could never get over Emi's death."Emiliano had tragically lost his life along with pilot David Ibbotson in January, after their plane travelling from his old club Nantes to new buyers Cardiff crashed over the English channel.The 28-year-old had just become the Bluebird's £15 million ($19m) record signing from Nantes, having spent the previous eight years of his career in France.Emiliano's body was eventually discovered on February 8, after a private rescue team took over the search for the missing aircraft from authorities, but Ibbotson’s was never found.Horacio is known never to have got over the death of his son, having repeatedly said after the discovery of the body: “I cannot believe it. This is a dream. A bad dream. I am desperate."
ADVERTISEMENTThe President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, will speak on the new minimum wage while delivering a lecture at the public presentation of a book launch ‘Governor Ibrahim Gaidam: Founder of Modern Yobe.’The book will be presented on Monday, April 29, 2019, at the Government House, Damaturu, Yobe State, with the labour leader’s theme of: “Prudence and Accountability as Panacea for Effective Implementation of Minimum Wage in Nigeria: The Yobe State Example”.ADVERTISEMENTNLC also said the lecture would serve as avenue for insight on what employers of labour and some governors should do to guarantee continuous payment of the N30,000 new minimum wage.Gov. Gaidam’s book will be reviewed by Prof. Danjuma Gambo, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Maiduguri.ADVERTISEMENTRelatedDownload Daily Trust News App
The management of the Taraba State University, Jalingo has shut down the institution following the lingering strike action by ASUU chapter of the university.This is contained in a memorandum issued by the school management instructing that all students activities have been suspended and also asking the students to vacate their hostels before 9:00AM on Friday 26th April 2019.A visit to the institution by Channels Television shows that students are complying with the instruction as they were seen carrying their luggages and vacating the hostels.READ ALSO: Strike: Students Ask Taraba Govt To Address Issues Raised By LecturersSome of the students who spoke to Channels Television said the order is unfortunate, unfair and unexpected as it will affect their academic calendar badly.According to them, the nationwide strike action by ASUU was more than a nightmare, the current internal strike action by ASUU Taraba state university chapter is a drawback and now the order to vacate their hostels is demeaning and should be resolved with immediate effect to avoid prolonged strike action.They appealed to the authorities concerned to do the needful in order for them to resume school activities, just as they pointed out that their future in the school is at stake.As at the time of filing this report, neither the state government nor any management staff of the Taraba state university had made any comment as regards the strike action and order to vacate the institution.
(CNN) More than 30,000 people were evacuated from high-risk areas in Mozambique ahead of Tropical Cyclone Kenneth and 70,000 people are still at risk, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Friday.Kenneth made landfall between the districts of Macomia and Mocimboa da Praia in the far northern Cabo Delgado Province on Thursday evening.The storm built up on Wednesday, with a wind speed of 140 kph (85 mph), and intensified as it moved over the Comoro Islands and later struck Mozambique.Thursday, it had maximum sustained winds of 220 kph (140 mph) -- the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane.The tropical cyclone comes a little more than a month after the country was dealt a devastating blow by the deadliest and costliest storm in its history -- Tropical Cyclone Idai, which killed more than 700 people, displaced tens of thousands and wiped away homes in the central city of Beira.UNICEF Mozambique's Daniel Timme said the agency began putting aid in place ahead of the cyclone from Beira and Maputo to the north of Mozambique.Timme added that UNICEF is still providing humanitarian assistance for around 1 million children in central Mozambique from Cyclone Idai.In the provincial capital and economic hub of Pemba, one of the areas struck by the storm, residents told CNN they met daybreak with a sense of relief on Friday."The rain has stopped for now," homeowner Innocent Mushunje said."Mostly the damage has come from fallen trees, but it hasn't been severe in Pemba. I'm more worried about low-lying villages where the structures are more precarious."Andre Luis, manager of the popular Pemba tourist spot the Nautilus Hotel, told CNN there was minimum damage to their beachfront restaurant."The strongest wind and rain came around 1 a.m. The power has been out since 11 p.m. At the moment there is no rain and the wind is dying down for now. At the moment, we aren't worried, this is not as bad as we anticipated," he said.Luis lives on the outskirts of Pemba and said there was no damage to his house, but in his area, fallen trees have caused some damage to fencing.Another hotel manager, Vitaliano Hivala of Raphael's, said many people arrived before the storm to seek shelter. "There was heavy wind and rain overnight, but not nearly as bad as I expected, and there is no damage that I can see," Hivala told CNN.Winds from the storm are weakening rapidly, but Kenneth is expected to bring torrential rainfall and significant flooding in the coming days. More than 20 inches of rain is projected over the next three days -- roughly four times the average monthly rainfall for the region.Kenneth is the strongest tropical cyclone to hit the southern African nation in known history, but its impact is not expected to be as devastating as that of Idai, which came with heavy rains for days before and after making landfall on March 15, with winds near 175 kph (109 mph).Northern Mozambique is not as populated as Beira, the city most affected by Idai, and the region struck by Kenneth has not had intense rainfall in recent days, which hopefully will mitigate the impact of flooding compared with Idai.Minimum impact in TanzaniaKenneth was also expected to hit the coastal areas of Dar es Salaam, the port city of Tanga and Pemba Island in Tanzania, according to that country's meteorological agency on Wednesday.Authorities told residents in its mountainous regions and Lake Victoria Basin to move to higher ground or stay indoors as heavy rainfall poured into the areas on Thursday. Schools were also closed as a precaution.
J Clauxe the “Ole” crooner is out with a new hit single for the listening pleasure of all his fans.J Clauxe, a Nigerian base in Moscow Russia is out with a new single titled “Life“.The song “Life” was inspired by his experience in life and he dedicates the music to his late dad.Listen & Download “J Clauxe – Life” below:-DOWNLOAD MP3What do you think about this song?We want to hear from you all.Drop your comments.Music See more post about J ClauxeShare this post with your Friends on
- Senator Jeremiah Useni says the suspension of Damishi Sango as chairman of PDP in Plateau is laughable- Useni says he laughed when he heard that 16 members sacked Sango over alleged financial impropriety- The governorship candidate of the PDP in Plateau claims Sango was suspended by those who contested against himSenator Jeremiah Useni, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau, has kicked against the suspension of the party’s chairman in the state, Damshi Sango.Useni said the suspension of Sango and his deputy, Amos Gombi, by 16 members of the party over alleged financial impropriety and mishandling of party resources was laughable.READ ALSO: NAIJ.com upgrades to Legit.ng: a letter from our Editor-in-Chief Bayo OlupohundaThis Day reports that while speaking with journalists at the party’s secretariat in Jos after a state executive council meeting, Useni described as absolutely wrong, the suspension of Sango, a former minister.“I laughed when I heard that the party chairman has been suspended because no offence was committed.“It was surprising to me when they said they have removed him. You don’t remove somebody like that because there are laid down procedures for doing that which was not followed.“There is the need for those involved in this action to calm down because we need peace in the party. I understand that this is done by people we contested election together at the party primaries but I am ready to carry everyone along as governor because very soon, I will reclaim my mandate at the tribunal," he said.PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news appLegit.ng earlier reported that the Plateau chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) recently passed a vote of no confidence on its chairman, Damishi Sango, and the deputy chairman, Amos Gombi.The party’s State Executive Council (SEC), in a meeting held in Jos, in the early hours of Wednesday, April 24, resolved to sack the officials.The SEC, whose resolutions were signed by 16 members, appointed Chris Hassan, vice chairman of the party in the northern senatorial zone, to take over its leadership as acting state chairman.NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng. We have upgraded to serve you better.Which of President Buhari’s ministers should he retain for 2nd term? | Legit TV
The video will start in 8 CancelGet the biggest Arsenal stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid EmailThe Premier League Fair Play table is out and according to the official statistics from the FA, Liverpool are top of the table.Liverpool and Manchester City, are predictably sitting top with near perfect disciplinary records - the Reds without a single straight red card all campaign and City with just under 40 yellows.Each yellow card is worth four points, with a second yellow worth ten points along with denial of a goal scoring opportunity. Violent conduct, serious foul play, spitting, or offensive and abusive language is worth 12 points.Only Chelsea can boast not having a single player sent off all season, straight red or otherwise, with Liverpool the fewest yellow cards at 37.Four of the actual top six in the Premier League make up the top six in the fair play table, with Spurs in fourth place.But what of the other two?Well, Manchester United have managed to accumulate 77 cautions and five sendings off to sit rock bottom of the fair play league, sitting worse off than Watford and Southampton.And Arsenal do not fare too much better, as if the table was done on discipline they would be 15th, just above the relegation zone.Here is the fair play table from the official FA stats in all first team competitive matches.Premier League Fair Play table1. Liverpool, 188 points2. Man City, 216 points3. Chelsea, 244 points4. Spurs, 246 points5. Crystal Palace, 248 points6. West Ham, 256 points7. Newcastle, 258 points8. Huddersfield Town, 262 points9. Bournemouth, 266 points10. Cardiff City, 272 points11. Everton, 276 points12. Leicester City, 284 points13. Fulham, 288 points14. Burnley, 292 points15, Brighton, 302 points16. Wolves, 312 points17. Arsenal, 314 points18. Southampton, 328 points19. Manchester United, 370 points20. Watford, 380 pointsKeep up to date with the latest news, features and exclusives from football.london via the free football.london app for iPhone and Android .Available to download from the App Store and Google Play .