Guardiola’s side was labouring to break down United until Aguero came off the bench to end their stubborn resistance at Bramall Lane. City striker Gabriel Jesus had a penalty saved by Dean Henderson in the first half but with 17 minutes left Aguero bagged his seventh goal in four appearances in 2020. It’s good for us to have strikers in this form,” Guardiola said. With Jesus replacing Aguero in starting line-up, it was the Brazilian who took the penalty, but his effort was superbly pushed away by Henderson. Guardiola sent on Aguero for Jesus and within six minutes the switch paid off as City finally broke through in the 73rd minute.
January 22, 2020 11:48 UTC
National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has debunked claims that a security outfit launched by South-West governors, Amotekun, is a threat to national unity. The statement reads, “Those claiming that this limited, inoffensive addition to security threatens the Republic have taken themselves upon a madcap excursion. Distilled to its basics, it concerns how best state governments can assist with the safety and security of their residents. Those who have taken this road did so not because they care about Amotekun or even the people it intends to help protect. Again, that is a game devised by those who care more about political cleverness than the quality of governance.
January 22, 2020 10:18 UTC
Seven soldiers were killed on Tuesday when Islamic State-affiliated jihadists attacked a military position in northeastern Nigeria, two military sources told AFP. Fighters in several trucks fitted with machine guns attacked a military position in Mainok village, 56 kilometres (35 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, they said on Wednesday“We lost seven men in the attack by the terrorists. Two soldiers went missing and five soldiers were injured,” the first source said.
Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress National leader Bola Tinubu on Wednesday reacted to the embattled security outfit established by the South-West governors. Tinubu, in a statement personally signed by him, said the security outfit tagged Amotekun is “limited, inoffensive addition” to the country’s security apparatus. Amotekun, launched early January, was kicked against by the Nigerian government through the Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami stating illegality. However, Tinubu holds a different brief for the different criticisms that have trailed the establishment of the regional security outfit, stating that his silence has been “deliberate”. Since Amotekun is their initiative, the governors bear the greater onus in seeking the meeting,” Tinubu said.
Titled “The Public Discourse Over Amotekun,” the statement personally signed by him reads: “Amotekun. Distilled to its basics, it concerns how best state governments can assist with the safety and security of their residents. “Judging from the public statements of the governors, Amotekun is meant to be structured along similar lines. Second, equipping Amotekun with showy paraphernalia may cause the public to misconstrue the role of Amotekun, incorrectly believing its mandate is more expansive than it is. CONSULTATIVE PROCESS BREAKS DOWN“The governors state that they consulted regularly with the police and security agencies.
Greece’s parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country’s history, a senior judge with expertise in environmental and constitutional law. A cross-party majority of 261 MPs voted in favour of 63-year-old Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, parliament chief Costas Tassoulas said. “Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou has been elected president of the republic,” Tassoulas said. The daughter of a Supreme Court judge, Sakellaropoulou completed postgraduate studies at Paris’s Sorbonne University. Although the president is nominally the head of the Greek state and commander-in-chief, the post is largely ceremonial.
January 22, 2020 09:22 UTC
United State President Donald Trump is planning to place travel restrictions to Nigeria and other six African and Asian countries, the Wall Street Journal reported. Government officials who have seen the list said new restrictions would apply to travelers and immigrants from Nigeria, Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Sudan and Tanzania. The countries wouldn’t necessarily face blanket bans on travel to the U.S., but could have restrictions placed on specific types of visas, such as business or visitor visas, government officials said. This is not the first time Trump will place travel restrictions on countries. Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, as well as some Venezuelan officials and their relatives are under different travel restrictions placed on them by Trump.
January 22, 2020 08:26 UTC
“We are going to point out their mistakes to them and also show them the good side of their performances. Despite Adekuoroye and Oborududu winning medals, there are certain things we still have to correct,” he said. He stated that more effort would be put on the rest of athletes for a better results next term. “We are much concerned about the rest athletes who didn’t win medals in Italy. Hopefully, by the grace of God, I will be leaving for Algeria for the African championship in February,” he stated.
January 22, 2020 06:56 UTC
The World Bank and European Union (EU)-assisted State Employment and Expenditure For Results (SEEFOR) project in Bayelsa State has been applauded for ensuring transparency, accountability in initiating and completing most of the projects. So, far the Bayelsa SEEFOR has constructed 406 roads and empowered 17,665 residents across the eight councils since its inception in June 2013. He said that with a target of 137 concrete roads to benefit schools, health facilities and markets, the Bayelsa SEEFOR constructed 406, which tripled the expectation of partners of the project. For ensuring transparency and accountability, Dr. Onu appealed to the World Bank and EU to extend the SEEFOR programme in the state beyond the terminal date. Also to ensure the sustainability of the infrastructure constructed by SEEFOR, Adogu said at the end of the project, the relevant ministries of the state government would be engaged.
January 22, 2020 06:22 UTC
The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has discredited the report linking the congestion at the ports to its e-certification processes. “In the past, NAFDAC documents were physically scanned and attached to the Central Bank of Nigeria Form M platform. As a result, many importers who were used to utilising unapproved licenses could not process their Form M,” NAFDAC explained. “It is, therefore, misleading, deceptive and baseless for any importer or agent alluding the congestion at the Ports to the e-certification processes of NAFDAC. Indeed, this is a means of perpetrating evil and attempt to continuing in dirty and unscrupulous procedures in the clearance of regulated products.
January 22, 2020 06:00 UTC
The illness is brought on by a coronavirus, and symptoms include fever, cough, severe headache, dizziness and other flu-like complaints. Meanwhile, a total of 21 people have been found with fever or respiratory symptoms after traveling from Wuhan, according to Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority. Seven of them have been discharged, and so far none of them has been linked to the cluster of pneumonia in Wuhan. However, Taiwan on Sunday stepped up measures by expanding the conditions for notification of suspected cases of Wuhan pneumonia, according to government-run news agency CNA. The World Health Organisation said there is limited information to determine the overall risk of this reported cluster of pneumonia of unknown etiology.
January 22, 2020 06:00 UTC
Looking at the level of skills required in the industry with respect to the advancement in ICT sector vis-a-vis available skills in-country. The Telecommunications Act of 2003, which I was very familiar with has various provisions that guarantee the independence of the regulator. But there are two components of growth: the one that induces itself and the one that we, as managers of the industry, cause to happen. I was about to commence this when the DBI assignment and other similar ones came from the industry. The most notable thing I remember is the crafting of a very good law for the industry in 2003.
January 22, 2020 05:34 UTC
Based on the results of GSMA Intelligence’s 2019 Consumer Survey, the report found that Smartphone ownership among adults in most high- and middle-income countries is at 85-95 per cent. Head of GSMA Intelligence, Peter Jarich, said the device ecosystem will be critical in shaping the trajectory of 5G adoption. “However, it’s a mistake to believe that consumers in every market will look at 5G upgrades in the same way. However, this segment is being boosted by the growing popularity of smart speakers, such as Amazon’s Echo devices, which are increasingly acting as a single control point within the home. However, the report notes that connected health devices continue to be sorely underrepresented among older populations.
January 22, 2020 05:15 UTC
In its bid for an effective takeoff of the regional security outfit, Amotekun, the South-West is not only faced with opposition from external forces, according to Ondo State Governor and Chairman, Southwest Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu. To deny this is to unpatriotically put their lives at risk.”Also, some Yoruba leaders and groups condemned the police actions. A former presidential candidate of the National Action Council (NAC), Dr. Olapade Agoro, said: “Those disturbing Amotekun are only postponing the evil day. Amotekun was an idea but now it has become a Yoruba project. “Irrespective of our political leanings and beliefs, I’m sure a kidnapper, armed robber or bandit visiting any house will not demand the membership card of the political party you belong to.
January 22, 2020 04:41 UTC
Lawan Andimi after Boko Haram insurgents who kidnapped him rejected a N50 million ransom. Mamza said that Boko Haram had not been defeated or suppressed, asking the government to tell Nigerians the truth. “Boko Haram must immediately stop its attacks on civilians. “The resurgence of both factions of Boko Haram is emblematic of the increasing insecurity in the country, and Nigerian civilians are bearing the brunt of it. “These people (Boko Haram) have been doing well to me.
January 22, 2020 04:41 UTC