Wanted Boko Haram terror gang leader killed in shootout

The Defence headquarters Friday disclosed that a wanted notorious gang leader of the Boko Haram who has led many attacks against the military and the police including the killing of two soldiers along Lokoja Kaduna road in 2013 has been killed.

In its blog of Friday, June 20th, DHQ said, “A notorious terrorist who has led serial attacks on security personnel, Mallam Husaini has died in an encounter between his group and a military convoy along Jos – Bauchi highway”.

“Husaini who leads a cell of the terrorists billed to operate in the Plateau is known to have led an attack on Headquarters, Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Abuja, in November 2012”.

“He also led the attack on a military convoy moving from Lokoja to Kaduna where 2 soldiers were killed in January 2013”.

“The terrorist’s gang had attacked a military convoy while on an operational patrol between Jos and Bauchi”.

“At the end of the encounter, the Ford bus used by the terrorists was captured, 8 primed Improvised Explosive Devices, rifles, pistols and about 70 rounds of ammunition”.
-“Also at Malamfatori in Borno State, security personnel in pursuit of a band of terrorists who attacked a police station recovered the vehicles stolen by the gang as it was abandoned while they fled into Niger Republic”.

“Other items which included uniforms of security organisations as well as protective gears, boots and other goods which they had stolen from various locations towards Nigeria – Niger border were also recovered by troops”.

“In another development, two men, Sani Sule and Idris Rume who were found loitering around the Aba Prisons have been arrested by officers of the Nigerian Prisons and handed over to troops in the state for further investigations”.


Emir Sanusi turbans new Wazirin Kano

Kano – The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Friday turbaned Malam Sa’ad Shehu Gidado as the new Waziri of Kano.

Gidado replaced Sheik Nasir Muhammad Nasir, whose appointment by the late emir, Alhaji Ado Bayero, on June 6, was rejected by the State Government.

Speaking at the ceremony in Kano, the emir charged the new Waziri to work diligently for the progress of Kano Emirate.

He said the title was based on merit and urged him to discharge his duties with utmost fear of God.

Sanusi implored him to justify the confidence reposed in him by providing meaningful advice, which would assist in ensuring justice and fairness to all.

The Emir also called the appointee to cooperate with other council members to enable him discharge his duties effectively.

Responding, the new Waziri, thanked the emir for giving him the opportunity to serve the emirate.

He pledged to work with justice and fairness for the accelerated development of the emirate.
He solicited the support and cooperation of all to enable him discharged his duties.

Gidado as born in 1966 at Kurawa Quarters, Kano and attended Jarkasa Primary school from 1972 to 1978.

He proceeded to Government Arabic Secondary School Gwale from 1980 to 1986.

He also attended Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal studies from 1986 to 1989.

He was appointed the registrar of the Emirate Council in 2001. (NAN)

France thrash Switzerland 5-2 in World Cup

SALVADOR (AFP) – France all but insured their place in the World Cup knock-out rounds by crushing Switzerland 5-2 in Salvador on Friday.

Goals from Olivier Giroud, Blaise Matuidi, Mathieu Valbuena, Karim Benzema and Moussa Sissoko gave rampant France a thumping victory. Blerim Dzemaili and Granit Xhaka scored for Switzerland.

After beating Honduras 3-0 in their opening match, France will see their qualification from Group E ratified if Honduras beat Ecuador later Friday.

SAD: Yaya & Kolo Toure Lose Kid Brother To Cancer At 28

The Ivory Coast Football Federation says the younger brother of national team players Yaya and Kolo Toure has died.
The Ivorian federation said Ibrahim Toure, who himself played professional football for a club in Lebanon, died Thursday.

In a statement, the IFF did not give a cause of death but said the 28-year-old Ibrahim died in Manchester, where Yaya plays his club football for Manchester City in the Premier League.

It said the Toure brothers learned of Ibrahim’s death soon after Ivory Coast’s 2-1 loss to Colombia at the World Cup in Brazil. Yaya captained the team against Colombia, while Liverpool defender Kolo was on the bench.

The federation didn’t say if the brothers would leave the World Cup.

England Crash out of World Cup As Italy lose

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England are out of the World Cup after Costa Rica secured an unlikely win against Italy.

The national side’s defeat in their first two games left them relying on Italy to win both of their remaining matches if they were to remain in the tournament.

But after 90 minutes that saw the Italians struggle to break down their opponents – who had a strong claim for a penalty turned down – Costa Rica held on to win 1-0 after Bryan Ruiz’s headed goal just before half-time 450938274-1-522x293 It comes after FA chairman Greg Dyke said Roy Hodgson would stay as England manager until 2016.

Italy’s Mario Balotelli rues a missed chance
Hodgson, who has two years left on his contract, said following the Uruguay defeat that he would not resign, and Mr Dyke gave him his full backing.

Mr Dyke told Sky Sports News: “He came to do a four-year cycle and … people have been asking the question: ‘Will he stay?’, well the answer is yes.”

England’s 2-1 defeats to Uruguay and Italy mean the side exits the World Cup at the group stages for the first time since 1958.

Even if Italy had beaten Costa Rica, England needed them to also win against Uruguay. Meanwhile, England would have had to triumph against Costa Rica in their final group match.

Chile fans ordered to leave brazil

Eagles-30--700x336 Brazilian authorities have concluded plans to depot the rampaging Chilean fans who invaded the Maracana stadium destroying everything insight inside the media centre of the stadium.

The fans who were without tickets wanted to watch their country’s game against Spain at all costs and decided to invade the arena. The quick intervention of the federal police saw the situation not getting out of hands.

Daily Sunsports gathered that about 24 fans are in police net and would be deported in the next 72 hours. Chile won the tie against Spain by 2-0. They had in their first game beaten Australia by 3-1 in a game they came from behind to win.

nigerian-yout The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Oshodi/Isolo Local Government in Lagos State have churned out about 200 youths trained in vocational education.

The youths underwent a six-month training in catering, fashion, sewing and tailoring, hair dressing and cosmetics, computer and information technology, bead making and more.

Speaking during their graduation ceremony, Oshodi/Isolo Local Government Chairman, Idris Ariyoh, Said the programme was aimed at ensuring that youths were socially protected.

This, he said, had gone a long way in eradicating poverty within the local government area. “Based on this, our administration has always strived to scale up the standard ofthe centre by bringing in lots of innovations.

“Apart from this, annually, we motivate best graduating students by purchasing equipment for them as a reward for hard work to make them role models for other youths.”

Ariyoh stressed that the centre had produced proficient youths, who were pride in the community, which in turn had changed the negativity associated with the area.

He therefore implored the youths to be agents of change by advocating good moral value.

The council boss advised them to make good use of their training to enable them have access to enterprise finance. In his speech, the UNDP coordinator, Mr. Ustine Koyejo, commended the idea behind the centre.

Koyejo, who lauded Ariyoh for his support, urged stakeholders to support the growth of the centre


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Suarez returns to bite England

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Sao Paulo – Luis Suarez has scored twice as Uruguay sent England spinning to the brink of elimination from the World Cup on Thursday with a 2-1 victory.

Liverpool striker Suarez grabbed the second of two opportunistic goals in the 85th minute of a tense Group D battle in Sao Paulo after Wayne Rooney had looked to have rescued a point for England with a 75th-minute equaliser.

The defeat leaves England, beaten 2-1 by Italy in their opening match, needing a miracle if they are to avoid failing to reach the second round of a World Cup for the first time since 1958.

“We are more then disappointed, we’re devastated,” England manager Roy Hodgson said after the loss, describing his side’s chances of remaining in the tournament as “unbelievably slim.”

“To be sure of continuing we needed a result today, a draw or a victory, and we didn’t get it,” he added.

Suarez – named English football’s player of the year after a superb season for Liverpool – had been a doubt for the World Cup after undergoing knee surgery in May.

However the 27-year-old returned to haunt an England side containing five of his Liverpool team-mates.

“Yes, I dreamed of this,” Suarez said. “It was something I imagined many times but I had to calm myself down; ”

With both teams knowing that a defeat would likely prove fatal to their chances of progressing to the last 16, the game started cautiously.

But England’s inability to retain possession always looked likely to gift Uruguay an opening and so it proved.

Loose play from England captain Steven Gerrard saw Uruguay break swiftly, with Nicolas Lodeiro releasing Edinson Cavani down the left.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker delayed his cross to perfection, leaving Suarez, who had ghosted clear of Phil Jagielka, to head back past wrong-footed England goalkeeper Joe Hart.

With England struggling to break Uruguay down for much of the second half, Suarez’s opener looked to be enough.

But 15 minutes from time Rooney tapped in his 40th international goal, and his first at a World Cup, after a low Glen Johnson cross to reignite their challenge.

England had looked the likelier to score thereafter, but five minutes from time the ball broke to Suarez off Gerrard and the striker raced clear.

The Liverpool man glanced up and then unleashed a ferocious shot into the roof of the net. Uruguay’s victory leaves England needing Italy to beat both Costa Rica on Friday and the Uruguayans next Tuesday.

England would then need to beat Costa Rica in their final game to have any chance of qualifying on goal difference.

Earlier Thursday, Colombia maintained South America’s strong start to the tournament with a 2-1 win over Ivory Coast, which saw them guaranteed a place in the last 16 from Group C.

A day after Chile eliminated defending champions Spain, Colombia produced another fine attacking display to down the powerful Ivorians in a free-flowing contest at Brasilia’s National Stadium.

Second-half goals from Monaco starlet James Rodriguez and Juan Quintero fired Colombia into the lead before Roma striker Gervinho pulled one back for the Ivorians to set up a tense finish.

Colombia, making their first appearance at the World Cup since 1998, sealed their second round berth later Thursday after Japan and Greece played out a dour 0-0 draw in Natal.

The result means Japan and Greece must win their final matches against Colombia and Ivory Coast respectively to have any chance of going through.

Off the pitch, FIFA confirmed it had opened an investigation into reports Mexico supporters chanted anti-gay slogans during their country’s World Cup game against Cameroon.We have opened proceedings against Mexico for improper conduct of supporters.

“As the proceedings are ongoing we are not in a position to comment further,” said FIFA spokeswoman Delia Fischer.

No plans to impeach Rivers Governor – PDP

amaa Lagos – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has denied allegations by the Rivers State Government it was plotting to impeach Governor Rotimi Amaechi.

PDP emphasizes, that at no time had it conceived, nurtured and expressed such intention to impeach the Governor, neither did it intend to attack him.

According to the party, it was presently concerned with repositioning the party for the coming elections to enable it win in the state.

“Understandably, the State Government and the Governor must be confused and seems to have set out to also confuse and divert the people’s attention from core issues of corruption and financial recklessness characterizing the Amaechi administration including the current crisis rocking the State Judiciary, which he (the governor) has stubbornly trample on the relevant constitutional provisions by disrespecting the directive of the National Judicial Commission (NJC) on the appointment of a Chief Judge for the State,” PDP stated.

The Party however says even though the impeachment of the Governor was presently not on its agenda, it was constitutionally right and proper to impeach any erring chief executive of a State, particularly those involved in glaring cases of corruption.
“The PDP therefore calls on Nigerians, especially Rivers people not to take the Governor’s claim seriously as there is no such plan by the Party.”

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