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Emmanuel Emenike Shines With Hat-Trick

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Emmanuel Emenike’s hat-trick for Team Nigeria in the recently held testimonial match for former team mate Joseph Yobo might have confirmed that the footballer still has a lot to offer to the Nigerian Super Eagles.

Emenike, retired from International Football in 2015 at the age of 28, but dazzled in the match which held in front of over 10,000 spectators at the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State.

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With midfield maestro Austin Jay Jay Okocha in the middle of the pack Emenike shone like a thousand stars, as Team Nigeria defeated Team World coached by David Moyes 5-4.

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UK Will Leave European Union Unfailingly January 2020-Boris Johnson

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Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has revealed that the UK will complete Brexit on or before the end of January 2020.

Johnson  said this in the wake of his resounding victory in Thursday’s UK elections that saw his Conservative Party defeat the Labour Party winning 364 of the 650 seats up for grabs in the House of Commons.

Speaking on Brexit, Johnson said there will be ‘no ifs buts or maybes’, adding that the UK will leave the European Union on or before the 31st of January, 2020.

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After resounding election victory, Boris Johnson promises Brexit on or before January 31

“We will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January, no ifs, no buts, no maybes,” Johnson told his supporters on Friday.

“I will make it my mission to work night and day, flat out to prove that you were right in voting for me this time, and to earn your support in the future.

“And I say to you that in this election your voice has been heard, and about time too.”

“Because we politicians have squandered the last three years, three and a half years in squabbles – we’ve even been arguing about arguing, and arguing about the tone of our arguments.

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“Leaving the European Union as one United Kingdom, taking back control of our laws, borders, money, our trade, immigration system, delivering on the democratic mandate of the people.”

The Conservative party has been working to achieve Brexit since 2016, but have been blocked by the EU with strong opposite from the UK’s Labour Party.

However, Thursday’s defeat of the Labour Party now paves the way for Parliament to vote on Brexit.

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FG Orders Turkish Airlines To Suspend Operations Into Nigeria

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Turkish Airlines has been ordered to suspend its operations into Nigeria by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The directive came through the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

The directive follows repeated cases of poor passenger treatment by the international carrier.

According to NCAA, the airline is expected to suspend its operations until it was ready to operate with the right size of aircraft that could transport all passengers with their baggage at the same time.

In recent times, there have been cases in which the airline failed to bring in passengers into Nigeria together with their checked-in baggage.

In a letter to the airline by the acting Director-General, NCAA, Capt. Abdullahi Sidi, which was made available by the Federal Ministry of Aviation in Abuja on Thursday, December 12th the authority expressed displeasure at the incidents, which it said had been going on for over two weeks.

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Sidi said the incidents had become so bad that most recent Turkish Airlines flights arrived in Nigeria without more than 85 per cent of passengers’ baggage on board.

He said:

“Our airport authority has been facing a serious crisis controlling the passengers at the airport whenever they arrive without their baggage. This issue has made passengers to carry out several mob actions at our airports and it is a great threat to our airport facilities.

“In view of all these, and a series of meetings held with the Turkish Airlines personnel, which did not yield any solution to this problem, the NCAA is therefore left with no option than to direct Turkish Airlines to suspend its operations into Nigeria until such a time when the airline is ready to operate with the right size of aircraft that can transport all passengers with their baggage at the same time.

“If no remedial action is carried out by your airline, this suspension shall be effective from the 16th of December, 2019.”

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AGF Takes Over Omoyele Sowore’s Case From DSS

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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice,  Abubakar Malami, has taken over the case of publisher and convener of Revolution Now protest, Omoyele Sowore, from the State Security Services (SSS).

 

The Minister made this known in a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Jibrilu Gwandu. The statement referred to a December 11th 2019 letter sent on behalf of the AGF by the Solicitor-General of the Federation, Mr. Dayo Apata (SAN), to the Director-General of DSS, Yusuf Bichi, directing the security agency to “promptly forward all the case files” to the AGF office.

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The statement also disclosed that the Minister has directed a speedy conclusion of investigation over the invasion of Federal High Court in Abuja by operatives of SSS to rearrest Sowore last week just hours after the agency was asked to release the journalist/activist after being detained for weeks.

 

The letter sent to the DSS which is dated December 11th, reads in part

“The Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice upon a further review of the case has  directed the immediate takeover of the prosecution of all charges in respect of Omoyole Sowore by the Federal Ministry of Justice in line with the provisions of Sections 150(1) and 174 (1) (a-c) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended)”.

 

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The letter requested the DSS DG to “promptly forward all the case files” in respect of Omoyele Sowore to the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

Sowore, a former presidential candidate, is standing trial for treason, money laundering and cyberstalking President Buhari.

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