Connect with us


Birthday boy Iheanacho scores for Leicester City



The Eagles completed their comeback 11 minutes later through another substitute, Jeffrey Schlupp. A minute after replacing Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher, the Ghana international headed home from close range.

Kelechi Iheanacho, who clocks 25 today, found the net as Leicester City settled for a draw against Crystal Palace in Sunday’s Premier League outing.

Iheanacho was handed his first English elite division start of the 2021-22 campaign, partnering with Jamie Vardy in a 4-4-2 formation.

To justify his inclusion in Brendan Rodgers’ line-up, the Nigerian international put the Foxes ahead in the 31st minute at Selhurst Park.

He pounced on a heavy touch by Denmark international defender Joachim Andersen, headed for goal before slotting it into the bottom left corner of goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.

While the hosts were still trying to recover from the setback, Leicester doubled their advantage six minutes later through Vardy after he was teed up by Harvey Barnes.

In the second half, Patrick Vieira’s men stepped up their game to reduce the deficit through super-sub Michael Olise.

With his shot off Tyrick Mitchell’s cross initially blocked, the 19-year-old winger of Nigerian descent smashed home the rebound past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

The Eagles completed their comeback 11 minutes later through another substitute, Jeffrey Schlupp. A minute after replacing Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher, the Ghana international headed home from close range.

The keenly contested encounter ended on a no-winner, no vanquished note as no goals were scored in the remaining minutes left.

Iheanacho was replaced in the 71st minute by James Maddison while Senegal prospect Boubakary Soumare came in for Hamza Choudhury on the hour mark.

For Palace, Wilfried Zaha – who was making his 401st appearance for the club was in action from start to finish, with Jordan Ayew coming off for Olise.

Regardless of the result, Iheanacho’s goal is a warning signal to the Central African Republic ahead of this month’s double-header 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.

Goal reported that he is part of Gernot Rohr’s squad to face coach Raoul Savoy’s Wild Beasts in Lagos on October 7 before heading to Stade Barthelemy Boganda three days later.

Victory in both games will take them a step closer to the all-important knockout rounds that will produce Africa’s five flagbearers in Qatar.

On return from international duty, Iheanacho is expected to face Manchester United in a league outing on October 16 at the King Power Stadium.

Continue Reading


Nnamdi Kanu: I lectured Abaribe on how to live in prison – Shehu Sani



Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna Central Senator, has recalled lecturing Senate Minority Leader, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe on how to live in prison.

Sani said he used to lecture Abaribe on how to live in prison in case he gets prosecuted over his Biafra agitation.

He disclosed this while sharing a throwback photo of himself having a discussion with Abaribe on the floor of the Upper Chamber.

In a post on his Facebook page on Wednesday, the former lawmaker disclosed that Abaribe also tried to convert him into believing in the Biafra ideology.


He wrote: “My good friend Senator Abaribe was trying to convert my citizenship to Biafra while I used to give him lectures on how to live in prison when they come for him, using my years of experience in Kiri Kiri, Port Harcourt and Aba Prisons in the 90s.”

Abaribe had stood as one of the sureties for Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in 2017.

But Kanu jumped bail and fled Nigeria after regaining his freedom, following a ruling by Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal High Court.

Following Kanu’s action, it was believed that the Nigerian government would go after Abaribe as he risked imprisonment.

However, Kanu was rearrested in July and is currently facing trial.

Daily Post

Continue Reading


Plateau lawmakers fight over mace, impeach speaker



There was a rancorous situation on Thursday at Plateau State House Assembly as the legislators fought over the mace, the symbol of authority, leading to the impeachment of the Speaker, Abok Ayuba Nuhu.

Nuhu was promptly replaced with Sanda Yakubu, who from Pingana constituency of the Bassa Local Government Area of the state.

It was leant that as early as 5.30am on Thursday, members of the assembly had started arriving at the chamber of the house.

The rumours about the impeachment of Abok had started a week ago when press releases and write-ups went viral on social media over his clash with the state governor, Solomon Lalong.

The lawmakers almost exchanged blows when the issue of the impeachment was tabled in the house on Thursday. The Peoples Democratic Party members, who were loyal to the speaker, took the mace to prevent the impeachment.

But the All Progressives Congress members, who were in the majority insisting on the impeachment, dragged the mace and placed it in its position, and went ahead with the process.

It was learnt that before the state lawmakers converged on the house, the road leading to the assembly was blocked by security operatives.

There had been grudges between Governor Simon Lalong and the impeached speaker following the attack in Yelwan Zagam, the community of Jos North, where people were killed.

After the attack, the speaker started criticising the governor openly. He also stopped attending public functions in the state.


Continue Reading


Ogun gives land encroachers 1 month grace to process titles



Dapo Abiodun

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has announced a one-month moratorium for residents and entrepreneurs who have encroached on the state government-acquired land.

He announced this at the launch of an online portal, Ogun State Land Administration and Revenue Management System (OLARMS), at the Tech Hub in Abeokuta.

The governor gave them up till November 30 to apply for ratification of their documents.

In his address, the Chief Economic Adviser and Commissioner for Finance, Dapo Okubadejo, said the portal will also offer those who have encroached on the state government land in different parts of the state an opportunity to get title documents via the Property Registration Programme (PRP) for only a defined period.

Daily Trust

Continue Reading