Cristiano Ronaldo has hit back at critics who have questioned his work rate since he returned to his former club Manchester United from Juventus. Ronaldo has scored six goals since rejoining his former side on the final day of the summer transfer window. He scored a crucial winner against Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday night October 20.
United’s form as a team has raised concern and Ronaldo has faced criticism amid United’s concerning three-game winless run in the Premier League.
Reacting to the criticism, the Portuguese icon told Sky Sports: “I know when the team needs my help defensively. But my role in the club is to win, help the team to win and to score goals — [the defensive side] is part of my job.
Davido’s only son, Ifeanyi whom he had with ex-fiancee, Chioma Rowland clocked two on October 20 and a huge party was thrown for him on October 23.
Davido and Chioma reportedly throw a Lavish birthday party for their only son, Ifeanyi Adeleke as he turns 2. It was gathered that the estranged love birds reconcile inorder to make their son’s day special.
Chioma, the mother of one organised a small and classy house party for her son. In attendance were their friends, family, other children.
This has been one of the challenges we complained about, that our members, especially the visually impaired find it difficult to vote because the ballot papers are not brailled. “We are happy the problem has been resolved and we want to assure INEC that the investment in this area will not be in vain.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it will provide braille ballot papers for visually impaired voters in the Nov. 6 governorship election in Anambra.
Dr Nwachuku Orji, INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Anambra, stated this during a voter sensitisation programme for visually impaired person on Sunday, in Awka. The programme was tagged: “Understanding the Braille Ballot Guide.”
Nigeria Correctional Service, Oyo State Command, has revealed that out of 837 awaiting trial inmates that escaped from the centre, 262 have been recaptured.
The centre was attacked by gunmen, who reportedly blasted the wall of the facility with explosives and also freed hundreds of inmates.
The Federal Government has asked inmates who escaped from Abolongo Custodial Centre in Oyo state on Friday night to turn themselves in. Following the incident, Sola Fasure, the Media Adviser to the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola in a statement urged the fleeing inmates to return to the facility.
Abia State Anti-Corruption Network (ASACN) has written to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him to order the publication of forensic audit report on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to enable the correction of its past mistakes. The network of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in Abia released copies of the letter to newsmen at a press briefing held in Aba, Abia, on Saturday.
The group said government needed to act on the report released recently by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and presented to the Attorney-General of the Federation through Godswill Akpabio, the minister. They said the report, which covered 18 years from 2001 to 2019, revealed how 13,777 contracts awarded were abandoned in spite of the commission receiving N6 trillion in budgetary allocations.
With the huge sum it received, the commission operated 362 bank accounts yet it did not deliver the dividends it was expected to deliver to the oil-bearing areas. “We demand that in line with the mantra of transparency and integrity which this administration upholds, the President should direct that the details of the said contracts leading to the 13, 000 abandoned be published.
“The victims of these crimes deserve justice. Impartial justice and reparation will deal a decisive blow to impunity of perpetrators, and improve access of Nigerian children to education.”
Following a petition filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is set to investigate the many cases of abduction of schoolchildren in Nigeria.
The Prosecutor is reported to have gotten authorisation from the Pre-Trial Chamber of the court to begin the investigation. According to SERAP, the investigation will also focus on the persistent failure of Nigerian authorities to bring an end to abduction of schoolchildren in the country.
The group said the one week sit-at-home is to let their ‘oppressors’ understand that it won’t tolerate any plan to torment or abandon its leader in DSS custody, adding that nobody resident in the southeast region should flout the sit-at-home order.
The Indigenous People of Biafra has threatened to shut down the whole of southeast region for one week if its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is not released on or before November 4, 2021.
In a statement on Saturday, IPOB asked the Federal Government to release Kanu unconditionally by November 4.
The government made the clarification while reacting to the allegation that its ministries and agencies collected multiple taxes and levies from private primary and secondary schools in the state.
Some of the officials, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Enugu, said individuals and organisations were being charged as required and stipulated by the laws in the state.
In his reaction, the General Manager, Enugu State Structures for Signage and Advertisement Agency (ENSSAA), Mr Ike Ezeugwu said the law establishing the agency allowed for control of outdoor structures which schools were inclusive.
According to him, the law forbids anyone to provide any outdoor structure without approval from the ENSSAA.
The Rector, Mr Sunusi Gumau, announced the their dismissal while briefing newsmen at the end of the 98th meeting of the council, on Sunday in Bauchi.
Gumau said that the decision was reached after thorough investigation of the matter by a committee set up by the institution.
He said that Baba was a lecturer in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics while Mr Sunday was a lecturer of the Department of General Studies. “This is the final verdict of all that has been making waves in the media concerning the issue of our staff reported on alleged case of rape.
“This issue of Abubakar Baba came up on the Aug. 4, 2021. In the rules of the Polytechnic, if an issue of this magnitude happens, the complainant has to write and immediately she wrote.