Afternoon Update: Matawalle Reacts To Social Media Accusations, Leave Your Cows, Seek US Support – Ezekwesili Attacks Buhari, Arteta Clears Air On Losing Dressing Room

Matawalle Reacts To Social Media Accusations, Insists On Govt, Bandit Dialogue As Best Option
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Zamfara State Governor, Bello Muhammed Matawalle has described as unfortunate, social media narratives accusing his policy of dialoguing with bandits of escalating violent attacks in the northwest.

Following the abduction of school children in Kankara, Katsina State, the social media had gone agog with viral comments accusing Matawalle of aiding and abetting criminals.

But the Zamfara Governor said his policy of peace accord has brought some semblance of peace to his state…READ MORE>>>

 

Leave Your Cows, Seek US Support – Ezekwesili Attacks Buhari
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Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister of education has told President Muhammadu Buhari to leave his cows in Daura and prioritise the lives of students of GSS Kankara abducted recently in his State.

Ezekwesili expressing her outrage over the abduction, asked Buhari to stop being ‘inhuman and ‘coldly indifferent and rescue the students from the insurgents.

The BBOG Convener making reference to the kidnap of Leah Sharibu by Boko Haram, urged the president to seek the support of the US military immediately and save the students…READ MORE>>>

 

Arsenal Vs Southampton: Arteta Clears Air On Losing Dressing Room
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Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said it is “impossible” to keep everyone in his squad happy and insists he is not interested in the “disruptive” rumours surrounding the club.

There are speculations that some senior squad members have grown frustrated under Arteta and there is a belief he is “losing the dressing room”.

It has been a disastrous Premier League season for the Gunners, who are currently in 15th place after 12 games…READ MORE>>>

 

Police Arrest Five Suspected Cultists With Dead Body, Weapons
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The Police in Ogun State has apprehended five suspected cultists in Sango Ota area of the state.

The men were arrested on Monday while conveying the lifeless body of a man suspected to be a member of their cult group in a tricycle.

Police identified the suspects as Babatunde Shittu, 25; Ayobami Morenikeji, 15; Fidelis John, 23; Abdullah Adegbenro, 17 and Oyeyemi Bakare, 20…READ MORE>>>

 

Kano Assembly Elects New Speaker
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Kano State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, elected member representing Makoda Constituency, Hamisu Chidari, as a new speaker to replace former Speaker Abdulaziz Gafasa who resigned in the early of Tuesday.

This was just as Labaran Abdul Madari was reelected Majority Leader of the House and Abdullahi Iliyasu Yar Yasa became Deputy Majority Leader.

The former speaker, Abdulaziz Gafasa, tendered his resignation as Speaker in the early hour of Tuesday, citing personal reasons for his decision…READ MORE>>>

 

I Prefer To Watch Boxing, UFC Over Football – Ronaldo
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Juventus star player, Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he prefers to watch boxing or UFC on TV over football.

The 35-year-old five-time Ballon d’Or winner said this in a DAZN documentary titled ‘Parallel Worlds’.

Playing football is my passion, but I prefer watching other sports on TV,” Ronaldo told boxing star Gennady Golovkin.

“Between watching a football match or a boxing or UFC fight, I choose boxing or UFC.”

“When I was at Manchester United, a coach boxed with me…READ MORE>>>

 

Police Deny Escape Of 19 Kidnap, Robbery Suspects From Custody In Calabar
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The Cross River State Police Command has debunked a report that 19 kidnap and robbery suspects escaped from its custody in Calabar.

Clearing the air, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo, said that it was only seven detainees that escaped on December 13, 2020.

His statement reads: “The attention of the Commissioner of Police has been drawn to an unverified report that 19 armed robbers and kidnappers escaped from Police custody

“It is on the basis that the Commissioner of Police wishes to updates the general public. On the 13th December 2020 at about 5am, 7 detainees who were in the custody of the Command for serious offences escaped from the cell

“However, 3 died in the process of escaping while one was re-arrested…READ MORE>>>