Chelsea ready to Sign Top Striker.

Chelsea have reportedly made two bids for Romelu Lukaku this summer as they seem to have given up on a transfer deal for Erling Haaland.

It seems the Inter Milan striker is now looking the more realistic option than Haaland, with Borussia Dortmund supposedly determined not to sell.

This is according to The Athletic, while Dortmund are ready to turn down even €150m for their star striker.

Lukaku would be a fine signing for Chelsea after his superb form during his time at Inter, though he struggled in his most recent spell in the Premier League with Manchester United.

The Belgium international looks back to his best now and seems ideal to provide Chelsea with an upgrade on the misfiring Timo Werner.

The Germany international hasn’t gotten his superb form since he arrived at Stamford Bridge, and a new goal-scorer makes sense as an urgent priority for Thomas Tuchel.

Lukaku has proven he can do it in the Premier League, though he’s in no hurry to leave Inter but he may be tempted to sign for Chelsea.

The report adds that Chelsea have indicated they’d be willing to break their transfer record to sign the 28-year-old this summer, showing their serious intent and perhaps indicating how much they’ve give up hope of signing Haaland.

Haaland may be the more attractive option due to being younger, but the 21-year-old Norwegian’s incredible form perhaps means he’s now financially out of reach, even for a club with Chelsea’s resources.

Few fans would complain if Lukaku joined as an alternative, with the club needing to get someone in soon as time is running out for them to start the new season with an elite finisher in their squad.

Namadi Sambo Celebrates His 67th Birthday Today.

Namadi Sambo Turns 67 Today

Mohammed Namadi Sambo GCON (born 2 August 1954) is a Nigerian politician who was Vice President of Nigeria from 19 May 2010 to 29 May 2015. He previously served as Governor of Kaduna State from 2007 to 2010.

Namadi was born on 2 August 1954 in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. He attended Baptist Primary School in Kakuri, Kaduna, before attending Kobi Primary School in Bauchi and Towns School No. 1 in Zaria. From 1967 until 1971, he attended Government Secondary School (now Alhuda-Huda College), in Zaria. He attended the School of Basic Studies at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria in 1972, after which he joined its Department of Architecture, graduating in 1976 with a bachelors degree with honours (BSc (Hons)). He also holds a master’s degree in architecture.
Following the death of President Umaru Yar’Adua, Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in as the President and nominated Sambo as Vice President. His official correspondence conveying the nomination of Sambo for the VP position was received by the National Assembly on 15 May 2010. On 18 May 2010, the National Assembly approved the nomination.
On 19 May 2010, Namadi Sambo was formally sworn in as the Vice-President of Nigeria, serving in office until 29 May 2015.

Tokyo Olympics: Amusan misses out on medal in 100m race.

The hurdler suffered similar fate at the last World Championship.

The hope of many in Tobi Amusan emerging as the first Nigerian medalist at the Tokyo Olympics has been dashed.

Amusan early Monday morning could not replicate the form that saw her win both the Heats and her semi final races.

She sadly finished fourth in Monday’s final with a time of 12.60s, thus missing out on the medals on offer.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, who had set a new 12.26s games record in qualifying for the final, won gold with another blistering 12.37s finish.

Kendra Harrison of the USA came second while Jamaica’s Megan Tapper claimed the bronze.

With this, Team Nigeria’s quest to find a way to the medals table in Tokyo continues.

Amusan, who is both the reigning African and Commonwealth 100m hurdles champion, had on Sunday become the second Nigerian woman ever to qualify for the final of the sprint hurdles at the Olympics after winning her semifinal heat in 12.62 seconds.

However, while the other Nigerian that made it to the final 21 years ago, Gloria Alozie, won a silver medal at the Sydney Games, Amusan could not follow suit.

Even though there is no medal to show for her effort, the feat in Tokyo is progress for Amusan who exited at the semifinal stage in her Olympic debut five years ago in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Amusan also narrowly lost out on a medal at the World Championship in Doha; finishing in the fourth position.

Akwa United wins 2020/2021 NPFL Title.

Akwa United have emerged champions of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League season after a remarkable 5-2 victory over MFM FC in Uyo.

Charles Atshimene capped a fine performance on Sunday with a hat-trick and improved his goal count to 18 this season.

Akwa United recorded the longest unbeaten run in the league, 18 games and also kept the cleanest sheets this campaign.

This is the first time the Promise Keepers will be winning the NPFL title in their 25 years history. #

It is also the second time coach Kennedy Boboye will be winning the trophy as he had led Plateau United to win their first league title in 2017.

Abba Kyari: US is out to expose Buhari’s govt – Bamgbose

A chieftain of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP. Olusegun Bamgbose,has said that the United States may be out to expose the President Muhammdu Buhari government over its failure to heed to multiple calls to unban Twitter in Nigeria and address widespread killings fuelled by corruption and religious intolerance..

Bamgbose, who was reacting to the move by US authorities to arrest and extradite Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, over his involvement with international fraudster, Ramos Abbas also known as Hushpuppi, pointed out that Buhari’s aides, advisers and ministers are not well-groomed in international diplomacy and warned that the Federal Government should expect more of these from the United States and other countries with sufficient and damning evidences against key corrupt officials occupying government offices.

According to him, the US government is in possession of some shocking secrets of the Buhari government but have decided to remain silent for reasons best known to them.

“There is a saying that one good turn deserves another, this is also applicable in international relations and diplomacy,”

“It’s on record that the United States condemned in clear terms the continuing ban on Twitter in the country, saying the action ‘has no place in a democracy’ and that ‘Freedom of expression and access to information both online and offline are fundamental to prosperous and secure democratic societies’

“This was made known to the public by State Department spokesperson Ned Price, he emphatically called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to reverse its Twitter ban.

“However, unfortunately, the Federal Government turned deaf ears and chose to snub the United States. The repercussion is here, in essence, Abba Kyari’s saga could be the backlash of the Federal Government turning down the US call to reverse the Twitter ban.

“Unknown to many, American prosecutors first sought a court warrant to arrest Kyari on February 12, 2021, another warrant was requested on April 29, 2021, but these were turned down by the Judge.

“Judge Wright’s permission for the FBI to arrest Mr.Kyari and hold him in United States custody was unsealed on July 26. There is always a price to pay when the right thing is not done at the right time.

“Many of Buhari’s Aides, Advisers, and Ministers are not well-groomed in international diplomacy. The Federal Government should expect more of these from the United States.

“Last week the FBI agents had a second meeting with Nigeria’s Police IG to demand Abba Kyari’s arrest and extradition.

“One will strictly advise the Federal Government to release Abba Kyari to the FBI. Currently, the Federal Government wants Igboho extradited to Nigeria from the Benin Republic, there is therefore no basis to withhold Abba Kyari from facing trial in the US.

“In the few weeks to come there will be more revelations that may portray the Presidency in a bad light. The United States has classified Buhari’s Government as being rude and unfriendly.

“All these could be traced to the Twitter ban and some other developments aimed at gagging press freedom. Refusal to release Abba Kyari will certainly not help the already strained relationship between the two countries.

“Let Abba Kyari go and defend himself, after all, a clean conscience fears no accusation. The earlier the better for Buhari’s to know that Nigeria cannot stand alone. The Twitter ban should be reversed forthwith.

“Press freedom should not be tampered with, the United States should not be pushed to expose hidden things about this government.

“The US government knows a lot about Buhari’s government that will shock many Nigerians. However, for reasons best known to them, they have decided to keep mute.”

Police Nab a boy that paraded himself as a Police DPO

Some hoodlums and thugs stormed Police station with all manners deadly Weapons, in disgiused as a protesters, in other to pepertrate crime and mayhem in the street of Lagos and it environs.

The public observes will not dispute the fact, that among the twelve disciples , they must be a judea, that does not signify that all Police are corrupt , there is an adage that says, a City were there is no security will be worse than anarchy and Jungle justice, survival of the fittest, so the security apparatus are needed in every society.

Is no more a news , that the hoodlums hyjacked the objectives of the protest, and began to unleashed all manners of crime and atrocitties in the street of Lagos and other part of nation.

During the time of this protest, Some hoodlums and thugs stormed a Police Station, carved guns and police uniforms, while burning a better part of the station, a few days before the chaos surrounding this now suspended protest, A young boy was captured on camera in a D.P.O. atire, when he paraded as the new D.P.O, as his mates all greeted him weeping D.P.O. He shouted. His career was cut short and too short when he was imprisoned for less than five days. He possibly is in office as ‘D.P.O’ for the shortest time. He was taken, among others, by security agents’ relentless search for hoodlums and thugs, so lets still applaud some competent and proactive officers that have contributed to combat crime to the barest mínimal. That is to say, that Police are still the friend of public.

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SADIYA DIRECTS IMMEDIATE VERIFICATION COMMENCEMENT OF NPOWER BENEFICIARIES OMITTED FROM PAYMENT

PRESS STATEMENT

VERIFICATION NOTICE FOR N-POWER BENEFICIARIES OMITTED FROM PAYMENTS

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has directed Batches A and B Beneficiaries of the N-Power Programme who were earlier omitted from Payment of their stipends to report to their various State Focal Persons for verification and re-validation.


The directive was given by Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq as efforts to resolve unpaid stipends withheld due to discrepancies in records of the beneficiaries are almost being concluded.


Investigations conducted by the Office of the AGF following the omission of some N-Power beneficiaries from payment of stipends indicated that some beneficiaries were also drawing salaries from other Federal Government MDAs.


However, the minister has directed that opportunity be given to the affected beneficiaries to verify and re-validate their eligibility so that qualified beneficiaries can be paid for their participation in the N-Power Programme.


Beneficiaries are thereby directed to report to their State Focal Persons immediately with their bank account details including bank statements from March 2020 to date, NYSC Discharge Certificates, birth certificates and other related screening documents.


The deadline for verification is October 13, 2020. Beneficiaries who fail to attend the verification exercise will forfeit their stipends.

NNEKA IKEM ANIBEZE
SA MEDIA
06-10-2020

Remember the severe humanitarian needs in some parts of Nigeria- Sadiya

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day anniversary.

Farouq thanked the President for the creation of the Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Ministry and his commitment to the poor in the society.

“Mr President has restated his administration’s determination to lift one hundred million Nigerians out of poverty over the next ten years through its Social Investment Programmes. He may not be in office for another ten years but he has set in motion a solid foundation that will ensure that this set target is achieved.

“As we celebrate our 60th Independence anniversary, let us remember the severe humanitarian needs in some parts of Nigeria created by conflict and resolve to live in peace and unity”.

Earlier in his Independence Day celebration address, President Buhari recalled his administration’s efforts to support the small business owners who are the major contributors to the nation’s economy. This, he said is still in place despite the harsh realities the country’s economy is facing due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Our government is grappling with the dual challenge of saving lives and livelihoods in the face of drastically reduced resources. In the last three years, we have introduced unprecedented measures in support of the economy and to the weakest members of our society in the shape of Tradermoni, Farmermoni, School Feeding Programme, Job creation efforts, Agricultural and intervention programmes.
“No government in the past did what we are doing with such scarce resources,” the President stated.

On the occasion of Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary, the Minister Sadiya Umar Farouq urged Nigerians to live in peace and unity as conflicts and crisis only create more humanitarian emergencies.

NNEKA IKEM ANIBEZE
SA MEDIA
01-10-2020

SADIYA UMAR FAROUQ DISTANCES SELF FROM DIVERTED SCHOOL FEEDING FUNDS

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has dissociated itself from a trending report in the media titled “N2.72b for School Feeding During Lockdown Diverted To Private Accounts”.

The Ministry dissociated itself in a Press release signed by Nneka Ikem Anibeze the special adviser to the Ministry on Media

The report emanated after a presentation by the Chairman of ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye at the 2nd National Summit on Diminishing Corruption and was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.

The report states thus
“preliminary investigation had indicated that part of the N2.67billion was diverted to private accounts. It also revealed that over N2.5 billion was misappropriated by a senior civil servant (name withheld) in the ministry of agriculture and now deceased, for himself and cronies”.

The statement by ICPC was twisted and misinterpreted by mischief makers and directed at the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development hereby informs the public that the Federal Government Colleges school feeding in question is different from the Home Grown School Feeding which is one of its Social Investment Programmes.

That the School Feeding under scrutiny is feeding of students in Federal Government Colleges across the country and is not under the Federal ministry of Humanitarian Affairs which only oversees Home Grown School Feeding for children in Primaries 1-3 in select public schools across the country.

That the over N2.5 billion which was reportedly misappropriated by a senior civil servant (name withheld) took place in a different ministry and not the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

That the ICPC recovered
N16 billion worth of assets from the said ministry which was paid into an individual account for non-official purposes and not the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs , Disaster Management and Social Development describes those casting aspersions on the Minister Sadiya Umar Farouq as malicious and unfair and calls on The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC to publish the names of persons, federal colleges and school heads whose names have been found to be associated with the missing funds and also freeze the accounts where the said funds were diverted.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs therefore calls on the general public to disregard the false reports being linked to the ministry as it is not in anyway involved in the Federal Government Colleges School Feeding.

Phone Users, 6 ilegal App to Uninstall before your bank account go empty

According Mirror, a UK-based online newspaper, a group of researchers from Pradeoa mobile device security, data and application company based in the US, just discovered about six apps are on Google Play Store which are extremely capable of putting your bank accounts at the mercy of hackers and cyber theives.

These apps are laced with fleecewares that can easily stimulate clicks, intercept SMS and subscribe to unwanted services totally unknown to users.. “By using as little code as possible,” the report said“and thoroughly hiding it, Joker (the malware) generates a very discreet footprint that can be tricky to detect.”

Unfortunately, according to the researchers, these six apps have already been downloaded 200,000 times on Google Play Store, and the figure is rising everyday. Google has already been notified, and two of the six apps have been taken down, but four are still hanging there waiting for potential victims.

Android smartphone users are therefore advised to delete the following apps immediately from their devices to avoid being defrauded by these coldhearted hackers. And those who are yet to download them should be properly guided by this piece.

1. Safety AppLock

2. Convenient Scanner 2

3. Push Message-Texting&SMS

4. Emoji Wallpaper

5. Separate Doc Scanner

6. Fingertip GameBox

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