APC Convention: Oyegun’s men clash with Buhari’s security team

Oyegun’s men, who arrived the venue around 2:00pm tried to force themselves and were resisted by the President’s advanced team, leading to a fight. The security personnel attached to the outgoing Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun have clashed with the advanced security team of President Buhari.As part of the President’s security protocol, the advanced team were at Eagles Square, the venue of the APC convention holding today, June 23, 2018 to secure the area before he arrives.According Vanguard, Oyegun’s men, who arrived the venue around 2:00pm tried to force themselves and were resisted by the President’s advanced team, leading to a fight.This prompted the other presidential details to come to the rescue of their personnel ad succeeded in pushing Oyegun’s men out of the venue, refusing them entry.Another disagreement ensues Also, SaharaReporters released a footage showing some delegates in a heated argument while President Buhari was making speech.  Oshiomhole now APC National ChairmanFormer Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole has been confirmed as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Oshiomhole was unopposed after all other candidates for same position dropped their interest for the position.Nine other candidates were also elected unopposed as excos of the ruling party.

Ozil Dropped As Germany Make Changes or Sweden clash

Germany’s midfielder Mesut Ozil gestures as he sits on the field during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 17, 2018. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
 
Mesut Ozil has been dropped for Germany’s must-win World Cup clash against Sweden in Sochi on Saturday.
The much-criticised Arsenal playmaker drops out as coach Joachim Loew makes four changes to the side that lost 1-0 against Mexico in the opening game of their trophy defence last weekend.
Mats Hummels is absent due to injury, while Sami Khedira and Marvin Plattenhardt are dropped as well.
Marco Reus, Jonas Hector and Bayern Munich midfielder Sebastian Rudy come into the team, as Chelsea’s Antonio Ruediger replaces Hummels in central defence.
Mexico’s 2-1 win over South Korea earlier on Saturday in the same Group F means the World Cup holders will be eliminated if they lose to the Swedes on Russia’s Black Sea coast.
A draw will leave them on the brink of being knocked out, while Sweden know a win would clinch their place in the last 16.
Sweden coach Janne Andersson welcomes back Manchester United centre-back Victor Lindelof after he missed the 1-0 victory over the Koreans due to illness.
Starting line-ups for the World Cup Group F match between Germany and Sweden in Sochi on Saturday (1800 GMT kick-off):
Germany (4-2-3-1)
Manuel Neuer (capt); Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng, Antonio Ruediger, Jonas Hector; Sebastian Rudy, Toni Kroos; Thomas Mueller, Marco Reus, Julian Draxler; Timo Werner
Coach: Joachim Loew (GER)
Sweden (4-4-2)
Robin Olsen; Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist (capt), Ludwig Augustinsson; Viktor Claesson, Albin Ekdal, Sebastian Larsson, Emil Forsberg; Marcus Berg, Ola Toivonen
Coach: Janne Andersson (SWE)
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
AFP
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Uzoho: Super Eagles Fired Up For Argentina Clash, I Don’t Fear Messi

By Nnamdi Ezekute in Russia: Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has declared that the team are primed for Tuesday’s crucial Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D clash against Argentina at the Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg following Friday’s 2-0 win against Iceland, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa bagged a brace as the Super […]
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Bottom Power: Businessman loses N1m to ex-girlfriend who stole his ATM card

After some rounds of sex, Kimberly, aged 22, reportedly made away with Olugbenga’s ATM card and a mobile phone while he slept. One Olugbenga has tearfully revealed how his ex-lover identified as Thelma Kimberly made away with his Automated Teller Machine, (ATM) card and allegedly withdrew N1m from his bank account.Daily Post reports that the young lady reportedly based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, paid a visit to the victim at his residence in Victoria Island, Lagos State, on May 17, 2018.ALSO READ: Prostitute gets bail of N500k for stealing recharge cards After some rounds of sex, Kimberly, aged 22, reportedly made away with Olugbenga’s ATM card and a mobile phone while he slept.According to the reports, the suspect made withdrawals, transfers and shopped for items at a supermarket in Lekki with the help of a PoS.Olugbenga later reported the case at the Ikoyi Police Division and with their help, Kimberly was successfully arrested.In her statement, the suspect reportedly confessed to the crime, saying, “I met Olugbenga in 2016 in Port Harcourt when he visited my foster father, who is his friend. On May 17, around 8:00 pm, I visited him in his residence on Victoria Island.“He took me out and we bought some things. We had sex several times when we came back. He was tired and slept off.“I left with his phone and ATM card and I made withdrawals of N150,000 at ATM stands in Obalende, Ikeja and VI. I went to a supermarket at Lekki Phase I and spent N363,000. I paid through PoS.“I also did transfers of N250, 000 to some accounts. I gave some people from the money. I was just spending it and can’t calculate how much I spent altogether.” Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, confirmed the incident, stating that “the suspect had been arraigned before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court.”Prostitute steals ‘customer’s ATM card, clears accountA 24-year-old commercial sex worker, popularly known as ‘Ashewo’, Imoleayo Bamigboye, has been arrested by operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stealing an ATM card belonging to her customer, Musa Alli, and withdrawing the sum of N300,000 from his account.The mother-of-one, it was gathered, was arrested at a club house in Surulere area of the state alongside another of her boyfriend, Adeyinka Ayodele, and two others who aided her in the crime.The victim who reported the theft to the RRS operatives, said he met Bamigboye at the club on Friday, September 30, 2016, adding that she stole his ATM card before memorizing his PIN, during an online transfer of funds into his friend’s account. He said that he was shocked on Saturday afternoon when he received alerts amounting to N90,000 withdrawals at a go.“While I was still contemplating on how to deal with the issue, I got another debit alert for buying two Infinix phones totaling N84, 000.I was confused and shocked. I didn’t know what action to take on a Saturday evening. On Sunday, there was another debit. I couldn’t pin the crime to the lady I met at the club. I lodged a complaint on Monday morning at my bank.It was unbelievable for me when I was face to face with the suspect, the lady I met at the club.”ALSO READ: Prostitute dispossess businessman of briefcase, money, driving licenceConfessing to stealing the card, the prostitute said she stole the ATM card when Alli slept off and after that, she memorized his PIN when he was sending money to his colleague via a mobile app.”I intended to only withdraw N20k, however, when I withdrew the money, and checked the account balance, I was shocked to see his balance. Afterward, I withdrew another N70k.Then, the following day, I called my boyfriend, who instructed me to come straight to Itori, Ogun State.On getting to him, he called two of his friends, Abimbola Akintanna and Owolabi Bamidele, to use the ATM at any nearest bank.””The following day, we went straight to Abeokuta to use the card. We bought two android phones for N84k. We proceeded to a boutique and bought clothes worth N126k. I recharged my phone with another N2.5k.

I asked Mercy to forgive Toyin, I have taken many bullets for her in...

Controversial actor, Yomi Fabiyi has taken a bit of a credit for the settlement of the rift between two Yoruba A-list actresses, Mercy Aigbe and Toyin Abraham by saying he actually leaned on Mercy to forgive Toyin for the social media glitch in which the latter accused the former of being responsible for her marriage break up and for being a “hypocrite”.
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Javier Hernandez Hits Half-Century As Mexico Defeat South Korea

Mexico’s forward Javier Hernandez celebrates with teammates Hirving Lozano (L) and Andres Guardado after scoring during their World Cup clash against South Korea at the Rostov Arena in Rostov-On-Don on June 23, 2018. JOE KLAMAR / AFP
 
Mexico laid one foot in the World Cup’s last 16 and left South Korea on the brink of elimination after goals from Javier Hernandez and Carlos Vela clinched a 2-1 victory in Rostov on Saturday.
Hernandez became the first Mexican player to score 50 goals for his country, after 104 appearances, with Vela earlier opening the scoring through yet another penalty kick.
Son Heung-min’s stunning long-range effort in stoppage time gave South Korea a glimmer of hope but it was too little too late.
Mexico lead Group F on six points after two games, having backed up their shock victory against Germany with another display to suggest they can go deep in this tournament.
South Korea, beaten by a Sweden penalty in their first match, had their chances but again lacked cutting edge up front.
Yet to register a single point in Russia, they are left needing a miracle to progress.
After 28 games at the World Cup, there have now been 14 spot-kicks, 11 of them converted, and there could be little complaint about this one, coming after a blatant handball by Jang Hyun-soo, Vela stepping up to convert.
In temperatures around 35 degrees Celsius, Mexico were rewarded for another controlled performance that combined possession in midfield with pace and penetration in attack. Hirving Lozano, the match-winner against Germany, was excellent again in particular.
Before their opening goal, however, it was South Korea that created the better chances.
Only a brilliant saving tackle from Lozano denied Lee Yong tapping in at the back post before Son saw three quick-fire shots come to nothing, the first two blocked, the last skewed wide.
But Mexico’s penalty in the 27th minute was clear. Jang tried to block Andres Guardado’s cross but inexplicably slid with his arm outstretched above him and the ball struck the defender’s hand.
Vela was made to wait by goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo, who played for time by swigging his water and chatting to his team-mates, but there was no mistake. Vela slid home.
The game became more open in the second half as South Korea perhaps pushed too hard too soon, and it was little surprise when Mexico doubled their lead.
They were fortunate not to concede a foul for a clear trip by Hector Herrera in the build-up but Lozano found Hernandez and the striker did the rest. The former Manchester United striker’s dummy-shot fooled the lunging Jang before a scuffed finish rolled past Jo.
Son should have capitalised on a Rafael Marquez mistake late on but made amends in the 93rd minute with a fabulous effort that soared into the corner. Mexico, however, held on.
AFP
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ANALYSIS: How Rohr’s Tactical Tweak Melted Iceland, Eagles Must Start Strong Vs Argentina

By Babatunde Koiki: Right let’s get this over with. I honestly did not think the Super Eagles would beat Iceland. But I did not think they’d lose either. The simple reason was, if Gernot Rohr persisted with the personnel, formation and tactics that he employed against Croatia, we wouldn’t win. I have always felt that […]
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APC Convention: Oshiomhole, Adebayo, Masari, others emerge unopposed

Following hi-wire consensus building overnight, a former Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and 23 others have emerged unopposed as members of the new National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress( APC).
The other unopposed officers are ex-Governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Niyi Adebayo( Deputy National Chairman);  Babatunde Ogala(National Legal Adviser); Pastor Bankole Olajuwon( National Vice Chairman, South- West); Ibrahim Masari( National Welfare Secretary); Hon. Jack Alumba( Deputy National Welfare Secretary); Tunde Bello( National Financial Secretary and others.
The star of the day was a strong aspirant for the office of National Secretary, Mallam Kashim Imam who stepped down for the incumbent, Mai Mala Buni.
Also, the incumbent National Vice Chairman, Chief Plus Akinyelure withdrew from the race for Pastor Olajuwon.
With the development, 24 candidates out of 60 have emerged unopposed.
Details later
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APC National Convention: Delegates defy rain

Delegates to the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention on Saturday in Abuja defied rainfall, which began early in the day, to throng Eagle Square, venue of the convention.
Also on duty in spite of the rain were Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) officials deployed in strategic locations for traffic sanity and safety around the venue.
The officials diverted traffic from Ralph Soheinde Street at Federal Ministry of Finance to Goodluck Jonathan Expressway and other routes to take heavy traffic away from the convention venue.
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NAN reports vendors of various products also had visible presence in the convention vicinity, taking advantage of the crowd of delegates and their supporters to make brisk business.
Prominent among the vendors were those selling food, snacks, soft drinks, mobile telephone appliances and APC items.
The venue of the convention was adorned with white, blue, red and green colours of the APC and was also decorated with the party’s flag.
The environment was replete with posters of contestants for various positions in the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, some carried round by their supporters.
No fewer than 6, 800 delegates are expected from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory to be in attendance at the convention.
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Chicharito Scores Historic Goal As Mexico Beat South Korea, Advance

Mexico picked their second win at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after edging out South Korea 2-1 in a Group F fixture at the Rostov Arena on Saturday. The North Americans will seal a spot in the second round if world champions Germany fail to beat Sweden in the group’s second game later […]
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Belgium Coach Martinez Not Satisfied Despite Big Win Over Tunisia

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has admitted that his team failed to control the game despite their 5-2 win over Tunisia which ensured they stayed top of World Cup group G on Saturday. Martinez watched from the sideline as his side cruised to a 5-2 win as Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku both scored a brace while […]
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2019 Election: Edo PDP receives defectors

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the defectors were  received  by the PDP  Chairman in Edo, Chief Dan Orbih, at a rally in Fugar, Etsako Central Local Government Area. Some  members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo on Saturday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the defectors were  received  by the PDP  Chairman in Edo, Chief Dan Orbih, at a rally in Fugar, Etsako Central Local Government Area.Some of the defectors said they left the APC because of the absence of internal democracy.Retired Capt. Patrick Isede, a former Local Government Secretary and leader of  the defectors,  said  they  decided to join the PDP because the party symbolises peace.He also expressed optimism that the PDP would ameliorate the present hardship in the country if victorious in the forthcoming general elections.Also speaking,  Mr Benjamin Enakpene, a former Executive Secretary of  Etsako Local Government Council,  said he and his supporters  left the APC because they could no longer endure the lack  of  internal democracy in the party.He alleged  that the APC machinery  in the area had  remained under the control of   two individuals.Mr Okauso Felix, another defector and  former councillor,  said he dumped his former party because the party lacked  good leaders.He  said he and his supporters  had  waited for nine years for a change which had yet  to come, adding that the PDP was more organised and  democratic.Earlier, Orbih had said that the defection was a signal of the party’s victory in the  2019 general elections.He expressed happiness  that the defectors were joining the party  based on  their personal convictions.Orbih urged the people to ensure  that they were registered, saying a  vote for the party would be a vote for democracy.

I have not had sex in a year – Victoria Kimani

American born Kenyan singer, Victoria Kimani shocked many of her followers and fans on Instagram when she revealed that she has not had sex in over one year. The desirable and stunningly beautiful Chocolate City First Lady had many of her followers screaming blue murder as it was a revelation too incredible to believe, coming from such drop dead gorgeous.
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Tunisia Coach Maaloul Apologise After World Cup Ouster

Coach Nabil Maaloul has apologised to Tunisian fans for the poor performance in their 5-2 loss to Belgium on Saturday. It was Tunisia’s second loss of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, effectively ruling them out of the competition. Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard scored twice while substitute Michy Batshuayi sealed the win in […]
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APC National Convention: Supporters not hindered by rain

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondents who went round the city, saw APC supporters, who came from different parts of the country, dancing and jubilating under the rain. The arena of the All Progressives Congress (APC) convention was busy and choked by supporters who turned up in large numbers to cheer their candidates in spite of the Saturday rain in Abuja.News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondents who went round the city, saw APC supporters, who came from different parts of the country, dancing and jubilating under the rain.Mrs Talatu Kabir, a member of the APC in the FCT, said “no situation could deter us from supporting our candidates, without supporters, the convention would be boring.”She said that supporters were the ones making politicians relevant.“We are politicians, so, come rain or sun; we must come out to support our candidates because without supporters, the politicians are nothing.“I am supporting Adams Oshiomole and Ramatu Aliyu but whoever wins does not matter because we will all joins hands to work for the growth of the party.“We have seen their previous performances in office and I believe they will do better.”Mr Usman Aliyu, a supporter from Zamfara, said that he travelled all the way to Abuja for the convention,adding that the rain would not stop him from cheering his candidate.Aliyu added that it was rainy season so it was expected that there could be rain “so, we are not bothered about it, we believe the convention will be carried out peacefully.”In another development, business men and women said they were happy because they recordedhigh sale, irrespective of the rain.A snack seller, Mrs Tosin Taiwo, said business was good in spite of the rain that was thought could obstruct everything.She expressed optimism to sell more, saying “with the peaceful nature of the convention, I believe people will like to have something to eat.”Mr Muhammed Sani, a food seller, also said business was good as he had recorded high patronage.Sani said “we thank God that business is actually moving in spite of the rain. We are expecting more customers and more gain before the end the day.