How tragedy stuck the Nigerian football family.

American professional football team Austin Bold have announced the tragic and untimely death of former Nigeria international Isaac Promise.

According to the USL Championship club, the 31-year-old former Super Eagles star died on Wednesday night, October 2, after a reported case of heart failure.

After spending 12 seasons in the Turkish Super Lig, Isaac Promise joined American side Austin Bold in August 2018 becoming the club’s seventh signing in history.

 

Until his death, Promise Isaac played professional football for 14 seasons where he played for clubs like Trabzonspor, Manisaspor, Antalyaspor, Al Ahli among others.

Isaac Promise also captained the Nigerian team that won the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

 

He first appeared for the Super Eagles in 2009 and Isaac Promise earned three caps and scored one goal.

 

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigerian football fraternity were thrown into deep mourning following the untimely and tragic death of two Police Machine players Saturday Glory and Ani Ekong.

These two players died on Tuesday evening, October 1, which was the day Nigerians were celebrating their 59th Independence.

Saturday Glory and Ani Ekong were said to have been killed by a hit and run driver in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state after their evening training.

 

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We call for the strengthening and implementation of all the necessary measures to prevent the re-occurrence of such actions,”–PMB.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday began a visit to South Africa with a call to beef up protection of foreign nationals, weeks after xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg stirred tension between Africa’s leading economies.

Buhari and his counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa went into long-planned talks aimed at bolstering trade ties and political cooperation as both leaders struggle to boost their flagging economies.

But the talks were expected to be overshadowed by the violence in South Africa targeting foreigners, which included Nigerians.

Mobs descended on foreign-owned stores in and around Johannesburg in early September, destroying properties and looting.

 

“We call for the strengthening and implementation of all the necessary measures to prevent the re-occurrence of such actions,” Buhari said at the start of the talks.

The violence — in which at least 12 people were killed, most of them South Africans — sparked fury in Nigeria and saw hundreds of migrant workers repatriated to the country.

Buhari condemned “the very few incidents of retaliatory attacks” which saw some South African businesses in Nigeria forced to close shop.

 

“We took strong and decisive measures to stop the attacks and prevent any re-occurences,” he said at Union Buildings, the seat of the presidency in the capital Pretoria.

For his part, Ramaphosa, who has repeatedly apologised over the attacks, reiterated his government’s “deep regret at the incidents of public violence”.

“Some of the acts of violence were directed at foreign nationals and some of whom coming from your own country”.

 

“We firmly condemn all forms of intolerance and will not hesitate to act against criminal acts and violence,” he said.

The three-day state visit, the first to South Africa by a Nigerian leader since 2013, had been planned before the wave of violence.

A “town hall meeting” between Buhari and Nigerians living in South Africa is scheduled for Friday to listen to the expats’ experience and showcase efforts to support them.

 

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How Bayelsa State Commissioner of Agriculture’s dad was abducted by gunmen.

Gunmen have kidnapped Chief George Agbabou Week, father of the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Doodei Week.

 

The kidnappers were said to have stormed the residence of the Weeks at Ayama- Ijaw in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State in the wee hours of Thursday.

The Bayelsa State Police Command confirmed the abduction but said details are still sketchy.

 

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How Six Students were kidnapped in a Secondary School in Kaduna.

Gunmen abducted six female students and two staff members in the early hours of Thursday from a secondary school in Kaduna state in northern Nigeria, police said.

 

“Armed men gained entry into the Engravers College, a boarding secondary school in a remote area near Kakau Daji village in Chikun (district) and took away two staff of the college and six female students to (an) unknown destination,” regional police spokesman Yakubu Abubakar Sabo said in a statement.

 

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