Al-Makura submits 18 nominees to lawmakers as Overseers

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nassarawa State
Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has submitted a list of 18 nominees to the state House of Assembly for confirmation as Overseers of Development Areas in the state.
The Speaker of the Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, made this known on Monday at the plenary session in Lafia.
The Majority Leader, Mr Tanko Tunga (APC-Awe North) had read the governor’s letter at floor of the House.
Balarabe-Abdullahi said: “We have received a letter from Gov. Al-Makura through the majority leader and we have slated Aug. 29 for their screening to boost grassroots development.
“The Clerk of the House is here by directed to communicate to the appointees and they are to submit their Curriculum Vitae (CV) on Aug. 28 for screening.
“It will take place on Aug. 29 by 10.00a.m.’’
He said that their appointment would not only bring government closer to the people at the grassroots, but also promote growth and development at the rural areas.
The speaker restated the lawmakers’ commitment to continue to enact laws and pass resolutions that would have direct bearing on the lives of the people.
The nominees include: Amos Tsaku, Emma Yaro, Shuaibu Zanuwa, Suleiman Agyo, Bello Akoza, Obadia Agida, Ismaila Ribi, and Hashimu Jada as Overseers for Agidi, Akun, Lafia-East, Lafia-North, Ekye, Jenkwe, Daddere and Azara Development Areas respectively.
They are: Obadia Gombe for Akwanga West; Joseph Daudu for Farin-Ruwa; Mikaila Saidu for Agwada; Danladi Umar for Loko and Salihu Adam for Udege Development Areas.
Others are: James Dantoro for Panda; Asibi Ubam for Karshi; Usman Iliya for Umatilla; Halidu Sani for Gadabuke and Ibrahim Saidu for Giza Development Areas.

NEMA begins distribution of relief materials to flood victims in Kaduna

The National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) on Monday commenced the distribution of relief materials to victims of flood in some parts of Kaduna State.
The agency’s Director General, Mr Mustapha Maihaja said in Kaduna that blankets, corn, rice, mattresses, cement and detergents were being distributed because these were the immediate needs of the victims.
Maihaja said beside the materials, the agency toured Ungwa Romi, Karatudu, Gonin Gora and Kigo Road new extension areas that were mostly affected by the flood.
The Director General, who was represented by Air commodore Akugbe Iyamu, Director Search and Rescue in the agency, said the agency had been monitoring the rise in water level around the state.
“As at yesterday (Sunday) we are not too comfortable with the situation, that is what necessitated the distribution of relief materials to the victims,” Maihaja.
Mr Ben Kure, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, (SEMA) lauded the quick response of NEMA to the situation.
Kure said the state government would put in adequate measures to reduce flooding in some parts of the state.
“We are also appealing to the people, especially those living by the water ways to begin to think of what next to do to check flooding.
“Certain measures are also going to be enforced as regards the sitting of homes near the river or on water ways, because we are a government that cares about the people,” he said.

Tech: The creators of Fortnite came up with a clever way to protect people’s...

Not only do users win because they’re getting something they want, but Epic Games also lowers the possibility of hackers, impersonators, or people otherwise trying to illegally access the game. And that saves the company money in the long run. In 2018, information about your entire life is stored on the internet — your friends, your family, your bank accounts, your work, and your hobbies — so securing your online accounts is more important than you think.
The best companies on the internet employ a method called multi-factor authentication, which usually means requesting two or more pieces of evidence, known as factors, to validate a user’s identity. Usually, that means presenting a password you came up with yourself, and then retrieving a second password that’s sent to you outside of the system, usually over an email or text message, to verify that you’re the real deal.
“Fortnite,” the most popular video game in the world right now, came up with a clever new way to encourage user security in a new patch to the game that landed August 23: If you protect your account by enabling two-factor authentication, you’ll unlock a special dance move in “Fortnite: Battle Royale.”
This benefits “Fortnite” players and the company behind the game, Epic Games
Not only do users win, because they’re getting something they want — emotes, or dances, are one of the ways that “Fortnite” has achieved over $1 billion in revenue despite being a free-to-play game — but Epic Games also lowers the possibility of hackers, impersonators, or people otherwise trying to illegally access the game. And that saves the company money in the long run.
Data breaches, or even just dealing with customers with hacked accounts, can be very costly for companies, since they need to put more resources toward fixing holes instead of building on the main product. Reducing the number of calls into Epic Games’ security and customer service teams means more money saved, and more productive employees. So while players benefit by lowering the risk of a personal or financial headache, plus getting a nice little goodie in return, Epic Games is the real winner here.
Other companies could employ this same tactic
Too many companies simply hope users turn on multi- or two-factor authentication for their own sake, but the fact is, people are still pretty naive about internet security in the year 2018. (Lots of people still choose basic passwords like “12345.”)
What Epic Games has done, others could do. Epic Games took something that customers normally pay for, and gave it to them for free if they enabled two-factor authentication. Online services would be keen to follow suit, offering stuff like discounts or freebies in return for enabling tighter security. It’s a small cost to the company up front, but it pays off in the long run.

Pulse Exclusive: Loose Kaynon and A-Q speak on why they decided to do the...

Following the release of their joint album, ‘Crown’, Loose Kaynon and A-Q speak on why they made the decision to record a joint album. A-Q and Loose Kaynon have come together to create one of the most unlikely alliances that has resulted in a critically acclaimed joint album, ‘Crown’ and they explain why the project was necessary.With a career spanning over a decade individually, Gilbert Bani, popularly known as A-Q and Joachim Ikazoboh, aka Loose Kaynon have fully earned the right to be called industry veterans.But while A-Q have constantly edged his way into the conversation of the greats with a healty catalog, the same cannot exactly be said of Loose, hence the first mention of a joint project from the duo created a buzz among their rap following.Friday, August 17 heralded the arrival of the ”Crown” album and weeks following its release, the acceptance and reviews point to the fact that this is a well crafted body of work.While speaking during an interview with Pulse Nigeria’s Loose Talk Podcast on Friday, August 24, the duo shared on why it was important they recorded the project.On why they recorded a joint album ”It was my idea, I wanted to do a collaboration project, I want to try something different… It wasn’t planned, I just came into M’s [MI Abaga] house one day and like, who did you think I can do an album with and he [Loose] just said to me, Me” A-Q explains.Loose chips in, ”M [MI] is the catalyst for this project. Me and M were just having a conversation that day about how this hip-hop thing we are trying to do in Nigeria will never get anywhere if people don’t join forces.So we having this conversation and this dude walks in, talking about the same thing, it is bigger than us.”Days leading to the release of the album, A-Q had shared a tweet stating how Loose told him he never liked him and they explain how it all happened  ”So when that happened, the first time I met him, I didn’t really mess with him.” Loose says.”I don’t know this dude (A-Q)… we haven’t had anything close or personal, but the moment I see we are gravitating towards the same circles, if there is anything that needs to be addressed, let’s put that on the table now.”A-Q explains, ”At this point, we are supposed to be heading a record label together and this guy says ‘I never liked you…It is the first time I find myself explaining to somebody, I think it is the first time somebody has approached me like that.Somebody just sees you and the person has an idea about you and I told him, you can say what you want to say, but you can’t tell me you never recorded a diss track for somebody and MI or Audu [Maikori] said this thing is not coming out, there was nobody to tell me that.” he states.On how they formed the label ‘100 Crowns’Outside putting out an album, Loose Kaynon and A-Q are also responsible for the label, 100 Crowns, the brain behind the quarterly hip-hop event, The Coronation.Loose explains the idea behind the platform, ”This 100 Crown idea was conceived with MI, he’s like, ‘do you know how powerful it will be if the two of you guys come together and started a label that was pure hip-hop because most young guys now they don’t have anybody to look up to when they want to make hip-hop.Speaking on the name ‘100 Crowns’, which was conceived by both artists,We thought about it and he is like, Chocolate City gives you an umbrella, just go and do hip-hop proud.There is this mythical crown that they have all rappers chasing, we are all kings though, it is just a platform where anybody can come through, it is about hip-hop, it is not about you… don’t be ashamed to crown the next person, that is where we got the name 100 crowns from.” he adds.

Nigeria export to Denmark rises by 157 % in 2018, says envoy

A container-laden ship berthing
Denmark ambassador to Nigeria, Torben Gettermann, says Nigeria export to Denmark rose by 156.6 per cent within the first three months of 2018 in relation to the same period in 2017.
The outgoing ambassador told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that during the period the export from Nigeria to Denmark also rose from 173, 000 dollars to 1.1 million dollars.
Gettermann, who noted with concern that the trade volume was too small, said that he was in Nigeria to enhance the trade relations between his country and Nigeria.
“We have had a trade imbalance; we have imported so much from Nigeria than we have exported.
“At the height of it, it was basically twice as much or thrice as much from Nigeria than what we exported, because we were importing crude oil and this has gone down,” he said.
According to him, there was a significant drop in 2016 and even 2017, but it is going up again slightly in 2017 and it seems to be going up too in 2018.
“In the first three months of 2018, our import of goods from Nigeria worth Danish Krone (DKK) 1.1 million ($173,000).
“This represents a rise of 156.6 per cent in relation to the same time period in 2017 DKK 400,000 ($64,000),” the envoy said.
He explained that Denmark import from Nigeria totaled DKK 367 million ($57.2M) in 2017 which is a rise of 11.8 per cent relative to 2016.
“The commodity group with the highest import value to Denmark in 2017 was petroleum, petroleum products and related materials worth DKK 365.3 million ($57m).
“Our import of services from Nigeria totaled DKK 1.1 billion ($800 million) in 2016,” he said.
The envoy explained further that Nigeria was Denmark’s 74th largest export market (goods) in 2017.
He said that export of goods from Denmark to Nigeria worth DKK 573 million ($89.3M) in 2017, accounting for 0.09 per cent of total Danish goods exports.
He however said that goods exported to Nigeria fell by 4.3 per cent in 2017 in relation to 2016.
The envoy explained that in 2016 goods worth DKK 328 million ($45.2m) was exported to Nigeria while goods worth DKK 367 million ($58.9m) was exported to Nigeria in 2017.
“The commodity group with the highest export value in 2017 was dairy products and birds eggs worth DKK 151.1 million ($23.5m).
“Exports of services to Nigeria totaled DKK 684 million ($106.6m) in 2016.
“In the first three months of 2018, Danish exports of goods to Nigeria was worth DKK 167.6 million ($26.2m).
“This is a rise of 54.7 per cent relative to the same time period in 2017 of DKK 108.3 million ($16.9m),” he said.
Gettermann stressed that the trade volume was a bit low and has a lot to do with Danish companies not having much focus on Nigeria.
“We have to sell Nigeria to Denmark by telling the good stories; we have to tell them that it is possible to do it in Nigeria, to invest in Nigeria,” he said.

Flood Destroys Several Houses, Properties In Niger

 
Several houses and properties have been destroyed following an overnight downpour in Lapi Local Government Area of Niger State.
About 1,000 people were also said to be displaced when the incident occurred in Doba village.
According to an eyewitness, the residents started witnessing flood in the early hours of Monday.
The flood is said to have been caused by an overflow from the River Gurara.
Although no life was lost, farmlands were however reported to have been affected by the flood.
The Director-General of the State Emergency Management Agency, Abubakar Inga, said that the agency is still gathering information concerning the incident.
NEMA had made repeated warnings to residents of the northeast that there will be heavy rainfall during this season which may cause flooding as predicted by the Nigerian Metrological Agency.
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Leah Sharibu: Abducted Dapchi schoolgirl begs Buhari to secure her freedom in new audio

The schoolgirl was abducted by Boko Haram terrorists six months ago and has begged to be returned to her family. Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl being held by terrorist group, Boko Haram, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to secure her release from captivity in a new proof-of-life audio obtained by TheCable.When terrorists raided Government Girls Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe, on February 19, 2018, Leah was abducted alongside 112 other hostages. After weeks of negotiations with the government, the terrorists released 107 of the 113 originally abducted on March 21.While it was reported by some of the released hostages that five of them that were taken had died of heart attack and stress and buried in the bush, Leah Sharibu was reportedly kept in captivity by the terrorists because she refused to renounce her Christian faith.In the proof-of-life statement published by TheCable, Leah begged (speaking in the Hausa language) to be treated with compassion and freed from captivity, six months after she was abducted.She said, “I am Leah Sharibu, the girl that was abducted in GGSS Dapchi. I am calling on the government and people of goodwill to intervene to get me out of my current situation.”I also plead to the members of the public to help my mother, my father, my younger brother and relatives. Kindly help me out of my predicament. I am begging you to treat me with compassion, I am calling on the government, particularly, the president to pity me and get me out of this serious situation. Thank you.”In a picture also obtained by TheCable, Leah was clad in a hijab, sewn from a pink material and seated alone on a mat patterned in orange.

Photos: Man runs out naked to stop thief who tried to steal his Range...

A man runs out naked from bed in the middle of the night to tackle a teen who tried to steal his £10,000 Range Rover. A man runs out naked from bed in the middle of the night to tackle a teen who tried to steal his £10,000 Range Rover.Stephen Cullen, 29, boasted “I’m the N*ked Ninja” as he spoke about flooring the youngster outside his home in Newcastle at around 11.30pm on Tuesday. Hilarious CCTV shows Stephen running to his front gate as the car’s lights flash and its alarm sounds before he bundles the 17-year-old to the ground.READ ALSO: “The guy realised I was naked,” Stephen told the Sun. “He didn’t know where to put his hands.Stephen and girlfriend Nicola Baldwin, 33, were in bed watching TV when he heard his alarm prompting him to spring into action.The teen who was reportedly drunk stays in the vehicle as the alarm sounds around him and Stephen suddenly emerges in the footage. He struggles with his front gate for a few seconds before managing to break through and race towards the car.READ ALSO: He is seen grabbing the young lad and shoving him to the ground as Nicola then comes into shot wearing a dressing gown.The lad reportedly kept saying: ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry’ as he towered over him.Nicola said it had looked like the teen was trying to hot-wire the car.She added: “Next door came out and saw (Stephen) in all his glory.”Roofer Stephen said: “That car is my pride and joy, there is no way that anyone was stealing it.”Stephen let the thief go when he saw how young he was but police later tracked him down.However, he said he wasn’t going to press charges, adding: “Everyone deserves a second chance.” Source: gistreel.

Opinion: It’s time to halt worsening poverty in Nigeria

For a country with massive wealth and a huge population to support commerce, the level of poverty in Nigeria remains unacceptable. In June, Nigeria was named the poverty capital of the world by the World Poverty Clock.According to the report, an estimated 86,977,400 Nigerians are currently living in poverty. In the piece that follows, Debo Akinbami writes that it’s time to stem the rising tide of poverty in Africa’s most populous nation. ______The poor descent of Nigeria’s economy has been a recurrent matter of regular discourses and debates, particularly in the last three years. Expectedly so since the regress has taken effective toll on all of the country’s spheres and become a matter of serious concerns for its citizens and friends, locally and internationally. The economic situation of any nation should understandably interest her citizens, and where decline is the case, it should worry the citizenry because a viable economy is essential for any government to do its roles, such as making provisions for employment, delivering social and infrastructural amenities.Nigeria has one of the world’s highest economic growth rates, averaging 7.4% according to the Nigeria economic report released in July 2014 by the World Bank. Poverty still remains significant at 33.1% in Africa’s biggest economy. For a country with massive wealth and a huge population to support commerce, a well-developed economy, and plenty of natural resources such as oil, the level of poverty remains unacceptable. However, poverty may have been overestimated due to the lack of information on the extremely huge informal sector of the economy, estimated at around 60 percent more, of the current GDP figures.With oil being the mainstay, the recent dwindling oil wealth due to the global oil price reduction meant its oil-dependent GDP was affected too. The country’s economy was hit hard by the recent recession in the country. And where a nation’s economy deteriorates, the poverty levels increases, crime, violence, unrest, insurgency and other sad indices take the stage and breed weak governance, ill health, hunger, diseases and even debt burden. Such evidences as deprivation, neediness, hardship, hand-to-mouth existence, pauperism,straitened circumstances, and bankruptcy have since laced Nigeria.Daily reports of March, 2018, as released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Nigeria needs urgent and coherent policies because Nigerians were getting poorer. Earlier in 2017, the World Bank says unemployment and poverty rates increased in Nigeria despite supposed exit from recession. The apex global financial institution made these remarks in a report made available to newsmen as at April, 2018. According to the report titled, “Nigeria Bi-annual Economic Update: Fragile Recovery, policy makers at the federal and the state levels need to identify interventions that are best suited to realise development potential of sub-national regions and integrate domestic markets.“The rates of unemployment and underemployment increased in 2017 and poverty is estimated to have increased slightly. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in 2018 is expected to hover just over 2 per cent, largely oil sector-driven”. In his article entitled “Nigeria Is Set To Become The Poverty Capital Of The World”, Olanrewaju Eweniyi, opined that at least 50 percent of of the world – over three billion people – live on less than $2.50 (N900) a day. And closer to home, Nigeria has one of the world’s highest economic growth rates, averaging 7.4 percent (according to the Nigeria economic report released in July 2014 by the World Bank) but over 80 million Nigerians – 42.4 percent of the population – currently live below the poverty line, according to the UN.Eweniyi believes it can get worse, relying on the report by the World Poverty Clock, that Nigeria’s rising overpopulation will pose a problem now, rather than in 2030 or 2050. By February 2018, Nigeria will overtake India as the country with the most people in extreme poverty. For context, India has 5 times the population of Nigeria.  According to World Bank standards, living in extreme poverty is living on less than $1.90 (N680) per day. People living in extreme poverty are unable to meet even the barest minimal needs for survival.In 2015, the UN set up the Sustainable Development Goals, and the first of them is to “eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere by 2030”. However to achieve this globally, 90 people need to leave poverty every minute to eradicate poverty totally by 2030; and to achieve this in Africa, 57 people have to leave every minute; and in Nigeria, 12 people per minute.As you can imagine, this is not the case. In fact the opposite is the case. On the average, 9 people are entering extreme poverty every minute, and Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo are both responsible for the 9. And individually, Nigeria has about 7 people going into poverty every minute. This is due to many reasons, first of all, population. Nigeria’s population is growing faster than its economy. Between 1990 and 2013, Nigeria’s population increased by 81 percent. And by 2050, according to the UN, Nigeria will be the third most populous country in the world. Only behind India and China.And while poverty is billed to wildly increase in 2018, the IMF projects Nigeria’s GDP to rise by only 0.8 percent in 2018, after the 2016 recession slowed down the economy. Nigeria’s 2018 record budget (which President Buhari stood for 69 minutes to present, this was news for some reason) is running on a deficit, and will be funded by much borrowing with government debts already on the rise.This is a moment for drastic decision on the part of the governing authority of the country. It is a time for brilliant economic policies that are potent and practicable enough to resuscitate the downward slope of Nigeria’s economy. It’s a wrong time to play politics with obvious decline in the  fortunes of a nation, for a decent living condition of the citizenry which can only be guaranteed by good economy is at stake here.____*Debo Akinbami, a public affairs analyst, sent this piece from Lagos.

Wike: Rivers Governor says EFCC has no power to probe his government

Wike said no government official will honour invitations from the anti-graft agency. The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has dismissed the probe of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) into the state government’s over-the-counter withdrawal of N117 billion in the last three years.The anti-graft commission has already summoned four key accounting staff in the Rivers State Government House for interrogation over the probe, but Wike said no government official will honour the summons.In a statement signed by the governor’s Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, on Sunday, August 26, 2018, he said EFCC cannot probe his government until the agency overturns a 2007 judgement of the Federal High Court restraining it from probing the financial operations of the Rivers State government.”We are not afraid of their probe and they have no power to probe us. No government official will appear before the EFCC until they set aside the court judgment of Rivers State Government against them in 2007. We cannot be intimidated,” the statement read.EFCC probe is a witch-hunt – WikeWike further accused the federal government of orchestrating a political witch-hunt against state governments in the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) by using the EFCC to probe accounts when it’s not their mandate.”We are aware of their tricks. They should not bother engaging in media trial because it will not work. This is a mere political witch-hunt.”An agency of federal government has frozen the accounts of Akwa Ibom and Benue State Governments. This is the worst coup against the constitution and the law-abiding people of those states.”But the target is not Benue or the Akwa Ibom States. The real target is Rivers State. The EFCC as a federal agency has no business with State Funds. That is the responsibility of the State House of Assembly.”Bank accounts belonging to the Benue State and Akwa Ibom State governments were recently frozen by the EFCC in light of investigations into their financial transactions. Just like Wike, both governments have condemned the probes as a witch-hunt.

Ujah Hails Quaison After Bagging First Goal In 2 Years

By Johnny Edward: Former Super Eagles striker Anthony Ujah has credited Robin Quaison for scoring his first Bundesliga goal of the season, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Ujah came off the substitute’s bench in the 67th minute and scored ten minutes later calmly slotting home Quaison’s delightful pass after the Swedish star nipped the ball round Holger Badstuber […]
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FRSC blames motorists, bad spots for Okene-Lokoja highway gridlock

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said on Monday that the lockdown on the Itakpe-Okene highway in Kogi caused by bad spots on the road, rather than regular traffic problem.
The Sector Commander of the FRSC in the state, Mr Olusegun Martins, who made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lokoja said that motorists’ impatience had also contributed to the lockdown now in its third day.
He said, however, that he had withdrawn some FRSC officials in Kabba and Lokoja to join their colleagues in Okene to assist in freeing the road for vehicular movement.
Martins said the log-jam was compounded by the poor state of the Okene-Adogo-Ajaokuta road and the ongoing rehabilitation of Obajana-Kabba road.
According to him, officials of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency and the Kogi State Ministry of Works are currently working on the bad portions of the road.
He expressed his optimism that smooth traffic flow would be restored on the road within 48 hours, appealing to motorists to bear with the government over the situation.
It will be recalled that the bad section of the road between Itakpe and front of the Federal College of Education, Okene had become totally unpassable for vehicles since Aug. 25 when some trucks got trapped on the road.

Mourinho Insists Manchester United Come Before His Future

File photo of Jose Mourinho.
 
Jose Mourinho insists he is only interested in the future prosperity of Manchester United rather than his own position at the troubled club.
Mourinho has found his future as United manager the subject of much discussion after a tempestuous period, dating back to a frustrating close-season transfer window.
That led to conjecture that Mourinho was not happy with the efforts of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who handles player signings at Old Trafford.
Equally damaging has been Mourinho’s relationship with star player Paul Pogba, which has come under close scrutiny after comments made by the France midfielder.
Mourinho was in particularly dour and uncooperative mood ahead of his team’s Premier League meeting with Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham on Monday, although, in one of his few talkative moments, he did reveal his gratitude for the support shown by fans over the first two games of the season.
“The supporters were fantastic in both matches,” said Mourinho. “Not for me, for the team which is the only thing that matters.
“In my career, I was never selfish and thinking about myself, I was always a club man.
“That’s what I am. I am really happy when the supporters they support the team. Against Leicester, you can say in a normal situation because the team was playing well and was winning.
“But to be supportive of the team against Brighton, where we didn’t play well and lost the match, it gives you a fantastic feeling.
“I hope that feeling, the players also feel it and the players they are ready to give them everything they have”.
Mourinho refused to discuss even the banalest of topics with the media, other than to claim that he was not left frustrated by the defeat at Brighton last weekend.
“No, it is not a frustration because it would also be a frustration if we win every match against the non-top-six team and don’t win against the top six, that would also be a frustration,” he said.
“We want to win all the time. We want to play well all the time. We don’t want to make mistakes. That is what you always want.
“We want a winning style. Don’t make defensive mistakes. Be dominant. Chances, score goals and go home with the three points.”
Mourinho has clearly been unhappy with the coverage the mainstream media has provided of his club over the past few months — especially a disappointing transfer market and his obviously tricky relationship with key figures at Old Trafford.
And, in response, Mourinho refused to address the issue of whether or not he had entered the new season with a squad that was to his satisfaction.
“You know my answer,” said Mourinho.
“I do not need to answer because I do not even know sometimes why I am here because you know everything.
“During the week it looks like you show that you know everything then I come here and you ask me questions. It’s a bit strange.”
Even when United’s hapless press officer attempted to move the line of questioning onto the meeting with Tottenham, Mourinho refused to play ball or discuss Pochettino’s side.
When asked for his opinion on Spurs’ failure to strengthen their squad this summer, he snapped: “It is not my problem.”
AFP
 
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Imo LG Elections: Okorocha Swears In Newly Elected Chairmen

 
The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has sworn in the newly elected local government chairmen in the state.
At the swearing-in ceremony which took place at the Government House in Owerri on Monday, the governor charged the new chairmen to ensure that they commit themselves to meaningful projects and programmes in their respective communities at the grassroots.
According to him, the people have yearned for a representative for a long time and they proved their desire by going out in large numbers to vote in candidates of their choice.
He, therefore, said to whom much is given, much is expected.
Read Also: APC Wins All 27 LG Chairmanship Seats In Imo
The governor further stated that his administration will continue to embark on developmental projects that will ensure that people at the grassroots also benefit from the dividends of democracy.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) won all the 27 chairmanship seats.
Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (ISIEC), Mr Ethelbert Ebebuchi, revealed this on Sunday in Owerri.
He also announced that the ruling party won 636 councillorship seats out of the 645 wards in the state. Read More
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Hardened Criminal: Polytechnic student kills 3 persons in vengeful murders

Since joining the Black Axe cult in 2014, Chijioke Ogbonna has reportedly killed three persons in an act of revenge. Chijioke Ogbonna, a polytechnic student who is also a member of the Black Axe confraternity has killed three persons since joining cult in 2014.The suspect is 23 years old. He reportedly studies at the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo State. At the base, he has taken part in vengeful killings that has resulted in the deaths of rival cult members. A police spokesperson Andrew Enwerem confirms this in a report published by Punch News on Monday, August 27, 2018.”The suspect, a strong member of Black Axe, confessed to the crimes. “He mentioned their gang members, nicknamed as Efizy, Ikalika,Shinshi, Bulldog, Baggy, Sky, now in Owerri Prison and X-money killed in an operation.”He also confessed that they were the gang that killed one Michael, a student of Nekede Polytechnic, in 2015. In the same year, they killed one Mgbele on Douglas Road in Owerri and one Ifeanyi, a student of Nekede Polytechnic, in 2015.”He confessed that they had killed so many people and had been on the run when he learnt he was being hunted by F-SARS operatives. “Also, last year in Owerri, upon information that he was being trailed by the police, he jumped down from a two-storey building while receiving treatment in a private hospital for multiples bullets injuries,” says the police rep.ALSO READ: Eiye cultist kills himself to escape from stubborn ghostsSuspected murderer says CBN staff begged him to kill himA suspected murderer Alfred Leonard, has told policemen in Abuja that a Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Michael Iorkohol begged him to kill him.Iorkohol who is 47 years old needed to fulfill an order given by a secret society he belongs to which is to ensure he is dead at a particular time.Failing to do so will have resulted in the deaths of his daughters, says a Punch News report. Leonard has an accomplice in Samson Agbo. On Monday, August 21, 2018, they were both paraded with 47 other suspects by FCT police commissioner, Bala Ciroma.“Initially, the family reported a case of a missing person at Karu Division on 17 July, 2018 at about 1930hrs but during investigation, we got to know that the principal suspect, Alfred Leonard, was the last person seen with him.“Following the circumstances surrounding his mysterious disappearance, Leonard, who was last sighted with the deceased, was arrested in Kaduna after discreet investigation.“The suspect confessed during interrogation that he conspired with one Samson Agbo to murder the deceased, whose body was recovered from the bush in Piyako Community,” Punch gathers from the police chief.