Kano Govt. to spend over N80m on Health Week

Alhaji Abdullahi Umar GandujeKano State Government says it is planning to spend over N80 million in the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week(MNCH).
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Kabiru Getso, announced this at a news Conference ahead of the week in Kano.
Getso said during the programme, over 2.6 million children below the age of six were expected to be supplemented with Vitamin A, while other children would receive free immunization against communicable diseases.
According to him, “about 650 pregnant women will also have access to free ante natal screening as well as other treatments such as malaria”.
The commissioner recalled that in the previous MNCH week, over 1.3 million children received the Vitamin A supplement.
He lauded the efforts of all the stakeholders in the health sector, especially the Kano Emirate, for supporting the ministry in providing quality health care.
Getso restated the commitment of Gov.

Rampant Manchester City crush Spurs 4-1 to go 14 points clear

Manchester City emphatically underlined their complete dominance of the English Premier League on Saturday as they beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 to go 14 points clear at the top of the table.
A 16th straight Premier League win was secured with a first-half header from Ilkay Gundogan and further efforts after the break from Kevin De Bruyne and a double from Raheem Sterling.
John Stones #5 of Manchester City is congratulated by teamates Vincent Kompany #4 and Fernandinho #25 after scoring a goal against Tottenham during the first half of the 2017 International Champions Cup Presented by Heineken at Nissan Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. Frederick Breedon/Getty Images/AFPThe rampant second half performance rendered Christian Eriksen’s stoppage-time goal a consolation.
The margin of victory and the performance from City suggests it will take a series of unlikely outcomes for the title to go anywhere other than the Etihad Stadium.

English Premier League Results

Oli SCARFF / AFPEnglish Premier League results on Sunday:
West Brom 1 (Barry 77) Manchester United 2 (Lukaku 27, Lingard 35)
Playing later
Bournemouth v Liverpool (1630 GMT)
Played Saturday
Leicester 0 Crystal Palace 3 (Benteke 19, Zaha 40, Sako 90+4)
Arsenal 1 (Ozil 23) Newcastle 0
Chelsea 1 (Alonso 45+3) Southampton 0
Brighton 0 Burnley 0
Watford 1 (Doucoure 68) Huddersfield 4 (Kachunga 6, Mooy 23, 89-pen, Depoitre 50)
Stoke 0 West Ham 3 (Noble 19-pen, Arnautovic 75, Sakho 86)
Manchester City 4 (Gundogan 14, De Bruyne 70, Sterling 80, 90) Tottenham 1 (Eriksen 90+3)
Everton v Swansea (2000)
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Fani-Kayode Asks Buhari To Resign After Congratulating Him On His Birthday

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A former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign as a birthday gift to Nigerians.
Before calling for his resignation, the former minister, however, congratulated the President on his 75th birthday.
Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is seen by many as one of President Buhari’s critics since his party lost to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 elections.
READ ALSO: Fayose Congratulates Buhari At 75, Wishes Him ‘The Best’
Meanwhile, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has put away his political variation with the President to congratulate him on his 75th birthday.
The governor also commended the progress made so far by the President in moving Nigeria forward, saying he believes he would do more in good health.
He also called on Nigerians to pray for President Buhari and prayed that God spares his life for the country.

Okorocha assures residents of adequate security

Governor Rochas Okorocha
Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo has assured residents of adequate security in the state during the Christmas period.Okorocha gave the assurance in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, made available to newsmen in Owerri.
He said that the 2017 Christmas will be the best ever to be celebrated by Christians in the state in particular and across the nation.
The governor urged Christians to focus on the promises of God for their lives and not on the problems confronting them.
According to him, peace shall reign in the land.
Okorocha also assured Imo people in Diaspora coming back for the Christmas of their security during the festive period.
He called on all to remember the poor and needy, show love and give helping hands to those in want during the period.
“That is the Spirit of Christmas and that is what Christ came for. He came and died for us, that those who have no help can find help.
“ Let us do this to our fellow mortals as a duty we owe each other,” the governor said.

Thierry Henry: How Arsenal Legend levelled a plate of Fufu in Lagos

While addressing the media, the France international revealed that he his a huge fan of the Super Eagles that played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has arrived Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday, December 17, 2017, and he is already exploring Nigerian delicacies.Shortly after his arrival, Henry got into a plate of Fufu, a popular local delicacy in Nigeria, and also learnt how to make Jollof rice the Nigerian way. Henry is in the country for a two-day visit sponsored by a alcoholic beverage brand.While addressing the media, the France international revealed that he his a huge fan of the Super Eagles that played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.   He also did not forget to mention, proudly, how he levelled a plate of Fufu upon arrival.After addressing the media, Henry was introduced to a local chef who taught him how to make jollof rice, another popular African dish.

DPR warms against panic buying, stockpiling of fuel

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), in Anambra has warned members of the public against storing petroleum product in their homes to avoid possible fire outbreak.
Mr Okechukwu Okoro, Controller of DPR in charge of Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu states gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Awka on Sunday.
Okoro said motorists and other customers to desist from panic buying but instead they should buy the quantity that would be enough for their use only.
He assured the people that DPR will ensure that appropriate pricing was enforced and that no marketer hoarded the product.
“There is enough fuel in the country, there is no need for panic buying or storing of fuel in private houses, the consequences of such practice can be deadly.
“The DPR is going out every day to ensure that there is full compliance to price and supply,” he said.

Fayose Congratulates Buhari At 75, Wishes Him ‘The Best’

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Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his 75th birthday.
The governor shunned their political differences as he celebrated the President in a video message recorded on Saturday in his office at the Government House in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
“We congratulate you as our leader, leader of our country; wishing you the best in the service of our country,” he said.
READ ALSO: Your Critics Are Not Your Enemies, Fayose Tells Buhari

Despite being one of the long-time critics of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration, Governor Fayose commended the progress made so far by President Buhari in moving the country forward.
He was also optimistic that the President would record more achievements in his resolve to make Nigeria a great nation if his health permits him.
“We commend you for the little you have done, we believe in good health you will do more. We celebrate you and pray that God will spare your life for this country. God bless you,” he added.

Rodgers Salutes Celtic As Record Run Ends

Celtic Glasgow’s headcoach Brendan Rodgers. Christof STACHE / AFP
Brendan Rodgers paid tribute to his Celtic stars for their “incredible” run after their record 69-game unbeaten streak ended in a shock 4-0 defeat at Hearts on Sunday.
Rodgers’ side had set a new British record for unbeaten domestic matches last month, but that amazing run was shattered at Tynecastle as the Scottish champions were beaten for the first time since May 2016.
Celtic boss Rodgers admitted Hearts deserved to end the run.
But he was quick to salute his players for their efforts since his arrival in Glasgow.
“First of all, I need to give credit to Hearts. It’s a thoroughly deserved win; they were the better team,” Rodgers said.
“We didn’t cope with their physicality, we made too many mistakes.
“We could have played five games today and not scored a goal.
“But I also want to congratulate my players.

Kayode Returns To Action As Girona Overcome Getafe

By Johnny Edward: Super Eagles striker Olanrewaju Kayode returned to action for Girona on Sunday in their 1-0 win over Getafe after missing his side’s last three games due to a muscle injury, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The win was Girona’s third straight victory in the Spanish LaLiga Santander and they are sixth in the table with 23 points from 16 games.
Kayode came on for Christian Stuani for the last 15 minutes of the encounter. Stuani scored the game’s only goal in the fourth minute.
The Nigerian international has made 11 appearances so far for Girona in LaLiga (two starts and nine substitute appearances) and he is yet to score so far this term.
He is one of the five Manchester City players ( Douglas Luiz, Marlos Moreno,Aleix Garcia and Pablo Maffeo) on loan at the Catalan side.
Girona face Eibar in their next game on Thursday.
Kayode, a former Nigeria U-17 and U-20 striker, joined Girona on a season-long loan deal from English Premier League side Manchester City last summer.

COMEBACK KIDS: 5 Players Who Could Crash Super Eagles World Cup Party

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia may still be six months away, but Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will already be looking for potential members of his 23-man squad. Completesportsnigeria.com‘s JAMES AGBEREBI wonders if these FIVE experienced players could work their way back into the Super Eagles squad in time for next year’s showpiece…
Vincent Enyeama, 35, retired from international football after falling out with former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh in 2015, but there have been serious calls for the goalkeeper to return for the 2018 World Cup.
In his absence, Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme took over and impressed with his performances.
Unfortunately, all the talk of finally finding a reliable goalkeeper was shattered after Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukemia in July this year.
Ikeme’s unfortunate illness led to the emergence of the likes of Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi who have failed to impress, which has led to clamours in some quarters for Enyeama’s return to the Eagles.

Etebo Set To Join FC Porto In January

By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo will join Portuguese giants FC Porto when the January transfer window opens, according to reports in Portugal.
Portuguese daily A Bola claimed on Sunday that the 22-year-old has already agreed in principle a four-year deal with the former Portuguese champions.
“Etebo will move to the Dragao Stadium in January after an agreement was reached,” the statement on A Bola claimed.
His deal with Feirense runs out in 2019 and he has scored four goals in 14 league games this season.
He joined Feirense in 2016 from Nigeria Professional Football League club Warri Wolves and was in the Nigeria squad that won bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

NPFL: Lobi Stars ready for 2017/2018 season- Club official

Mr Mike Idoko, the Vice Chairman of Lobi Stars Football Club has expressed the team’s readiness for the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Season scheduled to begin Jan. 14, 2018.
Lobi starsIdoko made this known in an interview in Makurdi on Sunday.
He said his team was ready and would replicate the professionalism they had always displayed in other seasons.
According to him, Benue Government’s support has contributed immensely to the success of Lobi Stars in its Pre-season matches.
Lobi Stars would begin the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League season with a home game against Enyimba FC of Aba.
Plateau United, the League’s defending champions, however, starts the defence of their title with a trip to Lafia, where they will take on Nasarawa United.

Buhari: President travels to Niger on Monday

Shehu said Buhari, alongside the Presidents of Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania and Niger, will participate in the event. President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday, December 18, 2017 attend the 59th Proclamation of Republic of Niger ceremony in Tahoua, Niger.The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday, December 16.Shehu said Buhari,  alongside the Presidents of Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania and Niger, will participate in the event.The event holds every December 18 to commemorate the founding of the Republic of Niger and creation of the Presidency.”After the ceremony, the Nigerian leader will hold bilateral meetings with some of his counterparts before returning to Abuja same day”, the statement said.  It also said that Buhari will be accompanied on the trip by Governors Aminu Masari, Ibrahim Gaidam and Kashim Shettima of Katsina, Yobe and Borno States respectively.

Phyno: Rapper reacts to allegations of rape at Phynofest

Phyno has come out to speak on the allegations of rape at his annual concert. Nigerian rapper Phyno has reacted to allegations of rape at his annual Phynofest which held in Enugu in November 2017. Shortly after Phynofest, there were unconfirmed whispers of rape at his concert. Now, these whispers have grown louder. On Twitter, Nigerians are expressing disgust and sadness over the unconfirmed stories.  Phyno has responded to the allegations of rape at his concert on Twitter today, Sunday, December 17, 2017. ALSO READ: 7 Hottest Nigerian rappers of 2017″We had over 150 bouncers in the stadium .. Over 300 policemen, + civil defense, military personnel and the commissioner of police there” tweeted Phyno.  He admitted that some people tried to harass some of the women who attended his show but they are arrested.  Phyno also stated that new investigations are being carried.  These tweets are coming up the same day frequent Phyno collaborator Olamide is holding his annual concert.