Day: June 13, 2019

Ferland Mendy joins Real Madrid

Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Sports Editor Lyon defender, Ferland Mendy has become Real Madrid’s latest and fourth summer signing, joining the Spanish outfit in a deal worth an initial £42.7 million [pounds] The 24-year-old full-back joins LukaJovic, Eder Millitao and Eden Hazard as the Los merengues Bernabeu continues their spending spree continues unabated The club first signed defender Eder Militao from Porto then Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard are already confirmed arrivals, from Eintracht Frankfurt and Chelsea respectively, while Santos 19 year old, wonderkid and forward Rodrygo is also expected to complete his move to the Spanish capital. Madrid confirmed in a statement published on the club’s official website: “Real Madrid and Olympique Lyonnaise have agreed the transfer of the player Ferland Mendy, “ “The player will be linked to the club for the next six seasons, until June 30, 2025. “Mendy will be presented on Wednesday June 19, at 1pm, in the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.” Mendy, 24, started his footballing career from Le Havre and his dazzling yet consistent performance earned a move to Lyon at the start of the 2017-18 season. Where he went on to make 79 appearances, scoring only three goals. He has also dawned the jersey of the French national team, three times. Ferland Mendy made his international debut for the “les bleu” in November, replacing Benjamin Mendy in the squad, whom had been ruled...

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NAF fighter jet crashes in Kastina

Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Editor The Nigerian Air Force helicopter crashed in the process of landing at Kastina airport, the incident reportedly occurred at around 3:30pm, June 12, 2019. NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, said they don’t have sufficient information as to reason for the crash and he said the helicopter was returning from an anti-banditry combat mission in the Northwest. “However, there was no loss of life, either of persons on board the helicopter or on the ground,” he said. Daramola also said that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, immediately directed the constitution of a Board of Inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident to prevent it from repeating again. “NAF continues to solicit the understanding and support of the general public as it daily strives to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians,” he...

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Herdsman beheads girlfriend for not visiting him

Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Editor A herdsman in Ilasa Ekiti in Ekiti State reportedly decimated the head of his fiancée with a machete for refusing to visit him The deceased was attacked, on Tuesday, beside a stream where she had gone to fetch water with her younger sister who was a witness to the brutal murder. The suspect was said to have cut her head when she bent down to collect some water from the stream. The Alasa of Ilasa, Oba Ajayi Omolagba, spoke to media persons revealing that the deceased was bet to the suspected assailant as a future wife while she was still a teenager in consonance with their custom and tradition. According to close sources, the trouble started last month when the suspect requested the deceased to come spend the Eld-el-Fitr with him, she refused because her family did not release her before, during and after the celebration. Yhis angered the suspect who assumed the contract had been breached by the family, hence he took laws into his own hands and committed a formidable act. Another version of murder from a close friend of the deceased, said, ‘the lady, after growing up, observed that the supposed husband was a drunkard and drug addict, thereby avoiding him for necessary marriage...

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Yoruba and Hausa youths clash in Osun state

Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Editor Local Authorities in Osun State were in for a minor disaster, following a violent clash between Yoruba and Hausa youths. According to reports, the violence broke out on Tuesday, it was alleged that a man identified as Demola was attacked by some Hausa youths at a mining site around Oke Oguro, a village under Ifewara. The Hausa youths working in mining sites at Oke Oguro reportedly attacked Demola and took an undisclosed amount of money from him. The victim escaped from his attackers, he mobilized other young residents of the town and launched an attack on the area where Hausa traders live. Demola has been taken to a hospital for treatment and according to sources no life was lost, just houses and shops razed in fire. A resident, Gbeminiyi said one house was set ablaze in Sabo, but the fire escalated and affected others because a gas retail shop was close to the house that was set ablaze. The police have been called to action and spokesperson of Osun state police, Folasade Odoro, said the situation in the town was under control. “We have deployed our men in the town. The situation is under control. No casualty, please,” Odoro said. The Chief Press Secretary to Osun State Governor, Mr. Adeniyi Adesina, also assured the masses of osun state that incident has been curbed and the...

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Rochas Okorocha commends INEC for certificate of return

Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Editor Rochas Okorocha, Former Governor of Imo State has commended the INEC for issuing him his certificate of return as the senator-elect for Imo west. His media aide, Sam Onwuemedo, addressed Okorocha’s words, saying that he was happy that the issuance of certificate of return received high appraisal and attention both national and international fronts In his brief speech, he commended the INEC Retuning Officer, Prof Innocent Ibeabuchi who had declared him [Okorocha] the senator-elect. Okorocha said “With the release of his certificate of return as the Senator-elect for Imo West Senatorial District, former governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has thanked God. “He also thanked Nigerians for their concern and solidarity all through the period his certificate of return was an issue. “He also expressed gratitude to the judiciary for being there for those who hunger for...

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