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BREAKING: Tinubu swears in Akume as SGF

President Bola Tinubu has sworn-in Senator George Akume as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF. Akume was sworn in at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

The former Minister of Interior took his oath of allegiance and oath of office at about 11:06 am in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.

The event was witnessed by some serving and former Governors, Vice President Kashim Shettima and Senate President Ahmed Lawan.

Others are Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq; Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr FolasadeYemi-Esan, and wife of the new SGF, Mrs Regina Akume.


Source: Dailypost



Italian footballer, Anwar Megbli is killed in a road accident after falling from the back of a moped

ITALIAN football has been plunged into mourning after a teenage prodigy died following a road accident. Anwar Megbli, who played for Livorno, passed away in hospital after a tragic incident.

The striker, 18, had been riding on the back of a pal’s moped when it was in collision with a car. A helicopter took him to Pisa’s Cisanello hospital, but medics were unable to save the teenager. Megbli’s friend is recovering in hospital and Prosecutors have opened an enquiry into the car driver.

Serie D outfit US Livorno 1915, who last played in Serie A back in 2014, original paid tribute to Megbli on social media. The Tuscany club wrote about the footballer: “No, one can’t just die at the age of 18.

“Today Anwar Megbli lost his life following a tragic road accident. “He was an 18-year-old striker in US Livorno’s junior side, and he was included in the senior squad several times during the current season. “Everyone at the club sends their deepest condolences to his family in this moment of profound sorrow. “Farewell, champ. You will always be one of us.”

Megbli’s former club USD Castiglioncello, who are also based in Italy, also expressed their condolences. They published a picture of the forward celebrating after a game with his teammates, writing: “We want to remember you this way, celebrating a derby win thanks to your fantastic left foot.”


Source: The Sun