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24 Aug 2019

EPL: Mo Salah Crushes Arsenal ...See Full Match Highlights

In the context of Arsenal’s lamentable record in this stadium this was actually an improved performance, whatever the scoreline might suggest.

They were worn down in the end by a Liverpool side that started ponderously but eventually found their rhythm and confidence, with Mohamed Salah enjoying one of his most effective games for a while, though until David Luiz went into malfunction mode in the second half there was little to choose between the two teams at the top of the Premier League table.

If Liverpool are now the only side with a 100% record, Arsenal did enough to suggest that once their new signings settle in they should be a force again this season.

It is debatable whether a couple of expensive errors by David Luiz can be filed under “settling in”, for this was a display to justify all the doubts raised by those who questioned whether the notoriously fragile Gunners defence really needs such a loose cannon at its heart.

While it would be harsh to state that David Luiz cost Arsenal this game, he certainly blighted their chances of making a comeback.

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EPL: Crystal Palace Records Their First Ever Win Against Manchester United

Crystal Palace have a first league win at Old Trafford since 1989 and Manchester United have questions to answer.
In a frantic finish an 88th-minute Daniel James curler seemed to have grabbed United a point yet as added time arrived Paul Pogba squandered possession and Palace moved upfield before Patrick van Aanholt beat David de Gea from close range.

Marcus Rashford had earlier taken over penalty duties following Pogba’s miss at Wolves on Monday yet the No 10 could only cannon the ball off Vicente Guaita’s right post, missing the chance to equalise Jordan Ayew’s first-half opener.

That had been Palace’s first goal of the season and Van Aanholt secured their first points.

See What Has Happened To Parents Who Beat 4 Year Old Daughter To Death

The Police in Ondo State have arrested the parents of a four year-old girl that was tortured to death in Akure, the capital, on Wednesday.

The young girl was identified as Testimony Babalola.

A police source told Sahara Reporters that the parent of the deceased child were nabbed on Saturday morning at a place they had been hiding.

The source said, “We arrested the parents of the girl this morning and they would be interrogated.

“With this development, we are hoping to find out what exactly led to the maltreatment of that girl.

“Already, we learnt that the girl died as a result of torture and we have to investigate this.”

Sahara Reporters had on Wednesday reported how Testimony was brought in dead to Children's Outpatients Department of the Ondo State Specialist Hospital Akure with torture marks all over her body.

After doctors failed to revive her, the child’s mother grabbed her corpse and escaped with it.

Findings by Sahara Reporters revealed that the four-year-old was accused by her parents of been possessed with evil spirit.

I Will Go Anywhere In The World - Abaribe Dares IPOB

Minority Leader of the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has said that he would embark on foreign trips regardless of a threat by the Indigenous People of Biafra to publicly humiliate Nigerian leaders, who they claim have impoverished the country.

Abaribe's comment comes after former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, was assaulted in Germany at an event organised by Nigerians.

Speaking with PUNCH, Abaribe said, “One of the hallmarks of constitutional democracy is the fundamental rights of people.

“These include rights to travel, rights to freedom of movement, and rights to freedom of association.

“Except we want to have an autocracy, so long it’s a democracy, then you have got to be a democrat. What a democrat does is that they respect the rights of others.

“For instance, I am travelling next week; I will be in Houston and also in Atlanta in the United States.

“I will go anywhere I want to go in the world, I don’t care. Senator Ekweremadu, despite the assault he suffered, has also said that people should be free to go to wherever they want. Because of that, I do not really see why anybody should be afraid to exercise their rights.

“It is only in Nigeria that people do things without getting appropriate sanctions.

“If you restrict the rights of another person in developed countries, I do not think that the enforcement agencies there will just let you walk around and do that.”

Primate Ayodele Speaks On PDP Wining Kogi Guber, Atiku And Buhari

Primate Elijah Ayodele, the founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Ejigbo, Lagos, on Saturday predicted that only Senator Dino Melaye, can secure victory for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi State.

Ayodele stated this during the release of his annual book of prophecy, “Warning To All Nations” at his church in Oke Afa, Isolo, Lagos State.

He warned that failure to give Melaye its governorship ticket, PDP would lose the state to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the election.

He said: “I have said it that these prophecies will come to pass unless the important things are done to forestall them.

“If PDP wants to win the forthcoming election, Dino Melaye is the best bet for the ticket, otherwise APC will retain the seat.”

Primate Ayodele also stated that the 2019 presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar cannot defeat President Muhammadu Buhari at the ongoing Presidential Petitions Tribunal.

He urged Atiku to withdraw his case against Buhari and stop wasting his money.

“Atiku cannot defeat Buhari at the tribunal, he should drop the case against the president,” he added.

Nigerian Widow And Mother Of Two Executed In Saudi Arabia

Kudirat Afolabi, the Nigerian widow and mother of two executed in Saudi Arabia, carried drugs on her body, including her private parts, it has been revealed.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Relations and the Diaspora, made the revelation on Friday while spekaing with NAN.

According to Dabiri-Erewa, the clarification became necessary so as to educate the public on the circumstances leading to the execution of the Nigerian.

Afolabi was executed alongside two Pakistani men and one Yemeni man, bringing the total number of people killed by Saudi Arabia this year to 53.

There had been attempts, especially on social media, to link Afolabi’s fate with the activities of a drug syndicate operating at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, which specilizes in planting drugs in the baggage of unsuspecting travellers.

But Dabiri-Erewa said Afolabi did not belong to the list of seven who are suspected to have fallen victim of the four-man gang of hard drugs-planting syndicate.

“There are some people caught in Kano, but those they allegedly gave the drugs to are yet to face trials in Saudi,” she said.

“What we can now do is to prevail on the Saudi authority that those people awaiting trials in their country are among the victims of the Kano syndicate. If Nigeria can do this, through National Drugs and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Nigerian mission in Saudi Arabia, they might not even be charged to court.”

On the widow, she said: “Ms Afolabi was one of those drugs were found on their bodies. They were 20 in number. They are the ones on the death roll, as drugs were found on their bodies, including their private parts.

“In their case, the Saudis do not appear to waste so much time on them. What is on social media that the lady could have been saved was incorrect. There was no way we could have done that. She was found with drugs on her body; just like the other 20.”

Afer Afolabi’s execution, it was revealed that another Nigerian, Saheed Sobade, was facing the prospect of death in Saudi Arabia after being nabbed with 1,183 grams of cocaine powder in Jeddah, a Saudi Arabian port city on the Red Sea and gateway for pilgrimages to the Islamic holy cities Mecca and Medina.

The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Nigeria responded to widespread criticism of Afolabi’s execution by insisting that all legal and judicial procedures were observed.

“It is well-known for all those interested in travelling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that the penalty for drug trafficking is the death sentence and the said sentence is applied on all persons convicted without any exceptions, as long as the evidence is established against them, and this is conveyed to every person prior to his trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” it said.

Prominent Politicians Present As Daughter To Sultan Of Sokoto Gets Married

Prominent Nigerians arrived in Sokoto State on Saturday for the wedding ceremony of the daughter of Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, Princess Fatima and her husband, Mahmoud Yuguda, from Bauchi State.

The wedding rites took place at the Sultan Bello Jima’at Mosque, where the Emir of Gwandu, Muhammad Bashar gave Princess Fatima out in marriage to the Emir of Bauchi, who represented the groom after the bride price was paid.

Prominent clerics including the Chief Imam of Abuja Central Mosque, Professor Shehu Galadanchi, Chief Imam of Ghana, the Sarkin Malamai of Sokoto, Sheikh Buhari Sirdawa and others leading clerics within and outside the country, witnessed the ceremony.

Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, led the Federal Government delegation comprising of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to the occasion.

The lists of attendees include the Chief Justice of the Federation, the Inspector General of Police, Governors of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Imo, Osun, Plateau, Adamawa and Enugu states as well as former Governors of Bauchi and Sokoto states, Adamu Mu’azu and Attahiru Bafarawa and host of others

Traditional rulers who graced the ceremony include Emirs of Kano, Argungu, Etsu Nupe, Oluwo of Iwo and some Chiefs from the South East.

Kogi Guber: America-Based Doctor Emerges AA Candidate

The Action Alliance in Kogi State on Saturday unanimously adopted a United States-based medical practitioner, Samuel Audu Alfa as its candidate in the November 16th governorship election.

Thus the party becomes the third to conduct its primary election after Mega Party of Nigeria and the African Action Congress.

Alfa was the sole aspirant of the party.

The primary which held at the Skyblue hotel in Lokoja had a total of 96 delegates accredited out of 105,  all of which unanimously through a voice vote adopted Alfa.

The exercise held in the presence of representatives from the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Speaking after his adoption, Alfa said that his major task was to work tirelessly towards alleviating the suffering of workers and pensioners.

” You will agree with me that there are lots of challenges facing the state. I cannot do it alone, I will need everyone’s support and the task of rebuilding Kogi to the state of our dream starts now ” he said.

Earlier the National Secretary of the party, Vernimbe James who was the chairman of the electoral committee had called on delegates present to be open-minded and vote according to their conscience.

FG Talks With Labour On Minimum Wage Again Ends In Deadlock

Organised labour  met with the Federal Government on Friday in Abuja over the implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage.

However,  no decision taken on a new wage structure.

A  source told our correspondent exclusively that both parties agreed  to  wait for  President Muhammadu Buhari’s position  on the issue.

The  proposal from the FG is 10 per cent salary increase for workers on grade level 07 to 14 and 5.5 per cent for workers on grade level 15 to 17.  But  labour is demanding  29 per cent for workers on grade level 07 to 14 and 24 per cent for  those  on grade level 15 to 17.

The source said, “The two sides resolved at the last meeting that the position of labour and that of the representatives of the government  be sent to President Buhari.

“But when they met again on Friday, government representatives told the meeting that they had a challenge which was very technical.

“They said the  technical committee must first report the decisions (positions of the two parties) to the plenary, that is the main negotiating committee before taking it to their principal. To us, this was in order.

“The main committee assigned the job to the technical committee so it is in order that the report be taken to the main committee. We agreed that the report should be sent to the plenary which also met same day.

“After that it was agreed that the report be sent to President Buhari with the hope that a realistic government position will come up. Those at the committee said their mandate did not go beyond taking the report and presenting it to their principal.”

Breaking News: Tammy Abraham Leads Lampard's Chelsea To Victory Against Norwich

Chelsea on Saturday beat Norwich 3-2 to emerge victorious in the encounter.

The Blues’ goals were scored by Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount, while Norwich showed effort with two goals by Todd Cantewell and Teemu Pukki.

In the third minute of the match, Tammy Abraham opened up the goals which was rapidly equalised by Norwich City via Tod Cantwell in the 6th minute. Mason Mount spurred the blues forward in the 17th minute but was quickly rebuffed by Teemus Pukki in the 30th minute. Tammy Abraham however sealed Frank Lampard's first win in the EPL
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