When judgment comes upon the hangman

The cobwebs should have cleared from the eyes of anyone previously in doubt about the shady dealings of online hitman and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoleye Sowore, who was this week arrested over an alleged threat to life and blackmail of a London-based journalist, Lekan Fatodun. For those unfamiliar with Sowore’s activities, he is that […]

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Mikel’s relevance not dwarfed by China move – Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has declared that the relevance and influence of John Obi Mikel cannot be dwarfed by his recent China move, adding that he has paid his dues to merit his position.

Moving to China where he is guaranteed playing time according to him is better than remaining on the bench at the Stamford Bridge.

Rohr who is hoping to play dual role at this year’s AFCON which kicks off today in Gabon, as tournament analyst and monitoring Super Eagles opponents in the World Cup qualifiers especially Algeria and Cameroon, added that the former Chelsea

ace prior to moving to China has played a lot of important matches both at the qualifiers, Olympics and Champions league all of which come with a lot of experience.

“Mikel’s move to China does not change anything. His relevance to the national team is not in any way reduced besides it is far better to be in China where he can play than be on the bench in Chelsea,” he submitted

Rohr who handled AFCON hosts Gabon between 2010 and 2012, expressed optimism that Nigeria will be part of the next edition to be hosted by Cameroon, basing his optimism in the readiness of the players to give their all in the course of the qualifiers.

Although most soccer fans in the country are disappointed that Nigeria failed to qualify for Gabon 2017, many however believe that the new fighting spirit and blend in the Eagles camp can change the fortune of the team en-route Russia 2018 and Cameroon 2019 respectively

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Stop harassing Mrs. Jonathan, N-Delta youths warn EFCC, police

Coalition of Civil Rights Organizations has warned Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Nigerian Police Force to stop the harassment on the former Nigerian first lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan.

The youths of Ijaw Nation Worldwide who protested yesterday in Port Harcourt described ongoing probe of Mrs. Jonathan as political witch-hunt.

Speaking while handing over a protest letter to the Rivers State Police Command and the Zonal office of the EFCC in Port Harcourt, the president of the youths, Amb Sukubo Sara-Igbe alleged that the security agencies and the EFCC were carrying out the bidding of some few politicians the nation.

Sara-Igbe noted that the probe was an act of injustice, and humiliation against the former President who he said saved democracy in the nation.

Submitting the protest letter to the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris through the State Commissioner of Police said: “The EFCC, DSS and Police at various times have come out to say that they are only in court or at conflict with the former First Lady Dr. Dame Patience Ebele Jonathan.

“This is laughable, there is no way these agencies can separate a humble, loyal and loving wife from the physical. This treatment of disrespect is coming after a man had served this country meritoriously by leaving behind the biggest economy in Africa and as African’s exemplary leader.”

He, however, warned that the continued attack on Jonathan’s family may elicit national and international reactions that would not do the country any good. Meanwhile, the representatives of the police, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, Mr. Ahmed Magaji and the Deputy Head of EFCC, Port Harcourt, Mr. Usman Muhammed Mutai, promised to communicate appropriate quarters for immediate response on the matter.

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