How Nigeria U 20 team fumbled.

Senegal booked a U20 World Cup quarter-final ticket as Nigeria’s hopes of winning their first title ended in a 2-1 defeat in Lodz, Poland.
First-half goals from Amadou Sagna and Ibrahima Niane powered the Young Lions of Teranga past the Flying Eagles with Aniekeme Okon’s effort standing as a mere consolation.
Sagna struck in the 36th minute of Monday’s Last-16 tie to put Senegal in control and they doubled the lead as Niane tucked home Alpha Diounkou’s cross.
Diounkou found space on the left-hand side of Nigeria’s defence, crossed into the Flying Eagles’ area as Ikouwem Utin failed to stop the striker from slotting past Oremade Olawale

Early in the second half, Paul Aigbogun’s boys halved the scoreline after the impressive Okon deflected Isacc Makanjuola’s free-kick past Dialy Ndiaye.

Nigeria pressed in search of a second equaliser but Yira Sor missed their best opportunity to level, hitting the ball off-target when faced with an open goal after Muhamed Tijani dropped a cross into his path.
Coach Youssouph Dabo’s side can now look forward to facing either South Korea or Japan in Bielsko-Biała, with Sagna increasing his goal tally to four.



How Asisat Oshoala impressed Barcelona.

Barcelona have exercised the option to sign Nigeria striker Asisat Oshoala on a permanent deal from Dalian Quanjian.

The 24-year-old initially joined Barcelona on a six-month loan deal in January following the postponement of the 2019 Chinese Women’s Super League. She went on to establish herself in the team with eight goals after 11 games in all competitions.

The Nigeria international was in fine form for Llius Cortes’ side in the Liga Iberdrola and Uefa Champions League with her attacking prowess.

Her impressive performances convinced the club to hand her a two-year contract that will keep her in Catalonia until June 2022.

Oshoala was part of Barcelona’s fairytale run to the Uefa Women’s Champions League final and scored the consolation goal in their 4-1 loss to Lyon in Budapest.

Her Champions League final appearance and goal saw her make history in elite European competition for Africa.

“Asisat Oshoala and FC Barcelona have linked a new contract until June 30, 2022, after the agreement for transfer from the club on the 1st of July between Dalian Quanjian and Dalian club,” the club announced on their website.

“The Nigerian forward, 24, arrived at Barca on January 31 as a transfer from the Chinese entity. In these four months, Oshoala has played eleven official games as a player and scored eight goals, including the first team in a Champions League final in Budapest.

“The three-time best African soccer player of the year is currently concentrated with the Nigerian national team before playing the World Cup in France, starting June 7. When the calendar so permits, the act of signing of the new Oshoala contract with Barca will take place.”

Before reuniting with her club teammates later this year, Oshoala will be aiming to inspire Nigeria in the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France this summer.



Queen Elizabeth welcome Donald Trump on UK Soil.

The Queen has met every US president of her reign so far – except for one – and now prepares to welcome Donald Trump on UK soil again.

The monarch has played a pivotal role in the UK’s relationship with America over the decades.

And Mr Trump’s state visit, which starts today, is the third by an American president to the UK, following George W Bush’s in 2003 and Barack Obama’s in 2011.

Although Elizabeth II never met Lyndon B Johnson, who took over in 1963 following John F Kennedy’s assassination, she has built strong relationships with various US leaders.

But Mr Trump’s state visit is by far the most expensive in British history – costing taxpayers an estimated £40million in security costs.

Harry S Truman

In 1951, a young Princess Elizabeth – unknowingly three months away from becoming Queen – went to Washington and saw President Harry S Truman, who was still in the Oval Office when she acceded to the throne.

Dwight D Eisenhower

During her first state visit to America in 1957, now Queen, she met Dwight D Eisenhower.

They met again in Canada in 1959 and travelled on the Royal Yacht Britannia together.

The Queen was said to have had an affectionate relationship with Mr Eisenhower, who was even invited to stay at the Queen’s Scottish hideaway, Balmoral Castle.

John F Kennedy

The glamorous JFK and his wife Jackie dined with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace in June 1961.

Jackie Kennedy was invited to lunch with the Queen at the palace a year later while she was on a private visit to London, and the pair bonded over their love of horses.

Lyndon B Johnson

Mr Johnson, then vice president, took over after Mr Kennedy’s assassination in 1963.

He was president until 1969 – but the Queen never met him, and he died in 1973.

Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon dined with the Queen at Buckingham Palace in February 1969.

The Queen also met Mr Nixon at Chequers in October 1970 and was photographed with him outside the prime minister’s official country residence.

Gerald Ford

In 1976, during the US bicentennial, the Queen met Gerald Ford in the US, and they danced together at the state dinner in the White House.

Jimmy Carter

In 1977, the monarch was pictured in a billowing, wide-sleeved yellow gown alongside Jimmy Carter, in a black tie and tuxedo, when he came to London.

Ronald Reagan

Ronald and Nancy Reagan stayed at the Queen’s favourite home, Windsor Castle, in 1982.

The monarch and the former film star shared a bond through their love of horses and rode side by side in Windsor Great Park.

Both looked relaxed and informal in jodhpurs and riding boots, with the Queen dressed down in her headscarf.

She also met Mr Reagan during an official visit to America’s West Coast in 1983.

George Bush Snr

George Bush Snr had lunch with the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 1989.

She also visited him in the US in 1991 – the trip that led to “Podiumgate” – when all that could be seen of the Queen above the lectern when she was delivering an address on the White House lawn was her hat.

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary met the Queen several times, including in December 2000 when, along with daughter Chelsea, they visited Buckingham Palace.

George W Bush

George W Bush visited the head of state at the palace in July 2001.

Two years later, in November 2003, Mr Bush paid an official state visit – the first by a US leader – and the Queen gave him a wide smile as they shook hands at her London residence.

He was honoured with a state banquet in the palace ballroom.

The Queen’s London home had been the site of a major security breach the same day, when Daily Mirror reporter Ryan Parry revealed he had been working undercover as a footman at the royal residence for two months.

Parry claimed he was given the chance to get close enough to the Queen to have poisoned her, and he took pictures of the monarch’s plastic breakfast containers, and the bed in which US President Bush and his wife Laura were to sleep.

The visit was also met with large protests over the Iraq War.

When the Queen encountered Mr Bush again, in Washington DC in 2007, the president winked at her after making a gaffe.

At a welcome ceremony on the south lawn of the White House, he mixed up his dates in a speech – almost ageing the Queen by 200 years.

Turning to the Queen and winking, he joked to his audience: “She gave me a look that only a mother could give a child.”

Mr Bush – in 2008 – was also received by the Queen at Windsor Castle.

Barack Obama

The Queen’s relationship with Barack Obama was a warm and friendly one.

They hit it off after a reception ahead of the G20 summit in 2009.

The Queen and First Lady Michelle Obama acted like old friends when they put their arms around each other at the end of the event.

In her memoir, Becoming, Mrs Obama said they had just agreed that a long day wearing heels had left them with sore feet.

We were just “two tired ladies oppressed by our shoes”, she added.

A successful state visit to the UK followed in 2011 and the Obamas forged a strong bond with the Queen and her wider family – particularly Prince Harry , now the Duke of Sussex, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Obamas even dropped in to see the Queen the day after her 90th birthday.

The Duke of Edinburgh, then 94, drove the couple the short distance to Windsor Castle after their Marine One presidential helicopter touched down on the manicured lawns of the royal residence.

The Obamas also met Prince George, who was ready for bed in his dressing gown, ahead of dinner with William, Kate and Harry at Kensington Palace.

Donald Trump

Mr Trump was accorded a guard of honour and had tea with the Queen at Windsor Castle in July 2018.

As the Queen and the president walked across the lawn of the quadrangle to view the troops, the monarch appeared to gesture and point several times for him to move closer to the front line of soldiers.

Mr Trump moved slightly nearer, but then stood still in front of the Queen, meaning the monarch had to navigate her way around him so they could walk side by side.

He later said of the sovereign in an interview: “That is a beautiful woman.”

The billionaire-turned-politician’s controversial state visit from June 3 to June 5 includes a ceremonial welcome at Buckingham Palace, lunch with

the Queen and the Duke of Sussex, tea with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House, and a grand state banquet in the palace ballroom.




Emir Sanusi to be suspended over misappropriation.

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission has recommended the suspension of Emir Muhammadu Sanusi 11 over the misappropriation of N3.4 billion. The alleged amount was said to have been misappropriated between 2014 and 2017. A preliminary report of investigation conducted by the commission and signed by its Chairman, Mr Muhuyi Magaji, recommended the suspension of the Emir and other suspects, especially for obstructing investigation.
The emir, tagged principal suspect, should be suspended pending the final outcome of the investigations, the commission said. “This is a necessary administrative disciplinary action aimed at preventing the suspects from further interfering with the commission’s investigations”, the commission said.


The recommendation will escalate the worsening relationship between the administration of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and the Emir, whose territory has been balkanised by the administration. Ganduje’s government following the recommendation of the House of Assembly split the Emirate into five and appointed emirs for Bichi, Gaya, Rano and Karaye.

The latest probe was in respect of a petition of financial misappropriation levelled against Kano Emirate Council under the present Muhammadu Sanusi II. The interim report raised four cardinal issues bordering on indictments, amount involved, obstruction of investigation and recommendations.

The report indicated that the Kano Emirate Council had spent over N1.4 billion in various expenditures believed to be fraudulent and unappropriated. In addition, the Emirate Council was alleged to have spent over N1.9 billion unappropriated on seemingly personal expenditures, making the total sum of the questionable expenditures.

According to the report, the expenditures contravened the provisions of Section 120 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and Section 8 of the Kano State Emirate Council Special Fund Law 2004. Similarly, the expenditures had also violated Section 314 of Penal Code as well as provisions of Section 26 of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law 2008 (as amended). “It is also the opinion of this Commission, based on the available evidence, that Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II continued to undermine the investigation through various means which include giving instruction to all officers invited for clarification to shun the commission’s invitation.


“The act is seriously affecting the process of our statutory responsibility and offends the provisions of Section 25 of the Commission’s enabling Law 2008 (as amended),” the report said. “The commission further recommends that the contract awarded to Tri-C Nigeria Limited for renovation of Babban Daki, Kofar Kudu and Gidan Sarki Dorayi should be revoked as the company belongs to one of the suspects in person of Alhaji Mannir Sanusi, (The Chief of Staff in the Emirate),” it said.

According to the report, the company failed to settle the sub-contractor, Cardinal Architecture Ltd, after being duly paid. It further recommended that appropriate authority should be put in place to oversee the affairs of the Emirate Council in line with established statutes and policies, pending the final outcome of the commission’s investigations.

It also recommended that further legal action should be taken against all the suspects as soon as the final outcome of the investigations were concluded and legal advice accordingly issued. Meanwhile, the Emirate Council is yet to react to this fresh development.



EFCC revealed how snake ate 35Million in Jamb office.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday arraigned Philomina Chieshe, the controversial official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB.

Recall that Chieshe claimed that the N35, 480, 000 (Thirty Five Million Four Hundred and Eighty Naira) being JAMB proceeds in her custody lwas swallowed by a snake in Makurdi, Benue State JAMB office.


Chieshe with two other officials of JAMB, Samuel Sale Umoru and Yakubu Jekada were arraigned before Justice Peter Affen of the FCT High Court, Maitama. Two

The trio were arrested by the Commission in 2016, following an audit report indicting them over the alleged graft and were arraigned on charges bordering on fraud, misappropriation of funds and criminal breach of trust while holding sway as Jamb officials in Benue and Plateau States, respectively.


Two of the suspects were arraigned on eight counts 1 to 7 charges but Philomina Chieshe was arraigned on the count eight alone.


One of the counts reads: “That you Samuel Sale Umoru and Philomina Chieshe between August, 2014 and July, 2016 in Abuja and Benue state within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court while respectively being the State coordinator and clerical officer of the Joint and Admissions Matriculations Board Zonal office, Makurdi and in such capacity entrusted with the dominion over certain properties to wit, N35,480,000.00 (Thirty Five Million, Four Hundred and Eighty Thousand Naira) being proceeds realized from the sales of e-facility cards belonging to JAMB committed criminal breach of trust by dishonestly using said funds and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Law.”

And the last count charge preferred on Philomina Chieshe reads: “That you, Philomina Chieshe sometime in June 2016, in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court being legally bound to furnish to the management of Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) information on the financial status of the Jamb e-cards supplied to the Benue Zonal Office of JAMB between 2014 and 2016 stated that the sum of N36,510,500 being the value of the shortfall of unremitted e-JAMB cards disappeared as a result of manipulations from the kingdom of darkness which claim you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 139 (a) of the Penal Code Law.”


The defendants pleaded “Not Guilty” to the charges.

Justice Affen, in his ruling, said that the defendants be remanded in the EFCC’s custody and adjourned hearing to Monday, June 3, 2019, for consideration of the bail applications.









How another suicide was committed in Lagos.

Days after a student of the Department of Hospital Management at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Laspotech, in Ikorodu committed suicide because of his girlfriend’s decision to jilt him, another has killed herself.

The tragic incident happened at Sedar College, Baruwa, in Ipaja Ayobo area of the state.


Confirming the sad incident to newsmen, a statement by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana stated that the Ipaja police division received a complaint on May 30, at about 6:50p.m from the school that one Favour Ekemedili, a senior secondary school student complained of severe stomachache and was rushed to the sickbay.

“The school bay immediately moved her to Agege General Hospital, which in turn referred her to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital where she was admitted for medical attention.


“The school authority contacted her parents. She died at about 6:00p.m. while receiving treatment. Her friends who witnessed the incident stated that the stomachache started when the girl took Fan juice.

“On a closer check on the bottle of the juice, it was discovered that the bottle contained Sniper chemicals, not juice.

“The chemical substances were taken for laboratory test. Homicide detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department are investigating the case,” Elkana stated.




Another Student Kills Self In Lagos

How Ex-NIMASA DG goes to Jail finally.

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday sentenced a former Acting Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Calistus Obi, to seven years imprisonment for N136 million fraud.

Recall that the Ex-DG in February 2018, during his cross-examination at his trial over the alleged offence admitted that part of the N331 million belonging to the agency which he was alleged to have diverted was used in building an hotel.


The court gave him an option of N42million fine and also refused to order the forfeiture of his seized assets.




Ex-NIMASA DG Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison

Happy Eid-Fitri Celebration.

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar has announced the sighting of the moon to mark the end of Ramadan and herald the Eid el Fitr, tomorrow, 4th of June 2019.

All Nigerian Muslim faithful will join others in the world to celebrate the start of the first day of Shawwaal 1440 on Tuesday.


Abubakar said that the new moon was sighted in Kaduna, Kebbi, Yobe, Borno, Jigawa and Sokoto State among others.

“In accordance with Islamic law, we have the honour and pleasure to announce that today, Monday, the 29th day of Ramadan,1440 AH, which is equivalent of June 3, 2019 marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the new month of Shawwal.


”Reliable reports of moon sighting were received from Muslim leaders and religious organisations across the country, which were duly verified and authenticated by us, states and the National Moon Sighting Committee.

”Consequent upon this, tomorrow, Tuesday June 4, 2019 becomes the first day of Shawwal,1440 AH and is therefore declared the Sallah day for 2019 Eid-el-Fitr, ” he said.

Eid Mubarak!




Eid-El-Fitri: Sultan Announces Sighting Of Moon