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The long-awaited tie between Spanish giants cum super rivals, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, ended 1-1, as Luis Suarez’s goal that set Barcelona’s chances of winning the first leg of El Clasico was snatched away by a late equaliser from Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.
Suarez scored at the 53rd minute to put his side ahead in the game. It was Neymar’s cross that was whipped in from a free-kick that found the head of Suarez who was able to simply nod past Keilor Navas from close range.
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But with just minutes remaining, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane sent in Ramos into attack, perhaps in a desperate bid to snatch an unlikely away draw and the substitution paid off when Modric free-kick was headed by him to past Marc-André ter Stegen.
Currently, however, Real Madrid remains at the top of the league table with 34points, while Barcelona is placed second with 28points.
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The squabble between Senator Shehu Sani and Governor Nasir El’rufai of Kadina State seems to be getting messier as they have dragged in their families.
This is as Senator Sani, has cried out over what he said has been different attacks targeted at him and his family members.
He also said that Governor El’rufai, should be held responsible should anything happen to him.
The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, alleged that gunmen attacked his constituency office on
A post on the lawmaker’s Facebook page on Saturday read: “Some few minutes ago, I received a report that some heavily armed
thugs raided and attacked my constituency office located at Stadium Roundabout by Constitution Road Kaduna. They unleashed terror on my social media team, who were meeting in the office. They vandalised the
office in their violent act.
“We have the lead and the information that thugs were fully recruited and paid by political appointees of Governor Nasiru el-Rufai. We have the names of the political appointees and we have the names of those
they are funding. Right now, their details have been given to the DSS and the police for investigation.
“Two days ago, attempt to burn down my family house in Alkalawa Road,Tudun Wada, Kaduna, by sponsored thugs was thwarted by vigilant residents and neighbours, which led to the brief deployment of policemen in the area.
“I wish to state it categorically clear that I hold Governor Nasiru el-Rufai personally responsible for whatever happens to me or any of my family members or supporters. After the use of financial inducement
on APC excos in the state to silence Shehu Sani in the name of suspension, which never worked, they have now taken the road of violence.
“The governor of the state or his desperate political appointees should know that we can NEVER ever be silenced, cowered or
intimidated. I call on my supporters NEVER to take the road of violence or retaliation. We are men of ideas and peace. Those who take to the road of violence have no place in a democratic society.”
The senator, who recently was suspended by the State All Progressives Congress (APC), had accused the governor of masterminding his suspension and described him with different unpalatable words.
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The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Senator Shehu Sani has accused the camp of the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai of having a hand in the attack at his constituency office located at Stadium Roundabout by constitution road, Kaduna. In a statement made available to DAILY POST in Abuja on Saturday, he alleged that […]
Nigerian-born Adebayo Ogunlesi, who is the chairman of Global Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm and one of Fortune 500 companies, has been named a member of an economic advisory forum to US president-elect Donald Trump.
The 63 year-old Nigerian is the only African face in the 16-man team, which has Steve Schwarzman, CEO of private-equity giant Blackstone as chairman.
“President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced that he is establishing the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum,” said the press release from Blackstone.
“The Forum, which is composed of some of America’s most highly respected and successful business leaders, will be called upon to meet with the president frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge as the president implements his plan to bring back jobs and Make America Great Again,” Blackstone said in the release published by Business Insider.
The members of the forum are:
- Stephen Schwarzman (forum chairman), chairman, CEO, and cofounder of Blackstone
- Paul Atkins, CEO of Patomak Global Partners, former commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission
- Mary Barra, chairwoman and CEO, General Motors
- Toby Cosgrove, CEO, Cleveland Clinic
- Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- Larry Fink, chairman and CEO, BlackRock
- Bob Iger, chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company
- Rich Lesser, president and CEO, Boston Consulting Group
- Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
- Jim McNerney, former chairman, president, and CEO of Boeing
- Adebayo “Bayo” Ogunlesi, chairman and managing partner, Global Infrastructure Partners
- Ginni Rometty, chairwoman, president, and CEO of IBM
- Kevin Warsh, Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in economics at the Hoover Institute, former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
- Mark Weinberger, global chairman and CEO, EY
- Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO, General Electric
- Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize winner, vice chairman of IHS Markit
For Ogunlesi, the Trump advisory appointment may be a distraction as he has his hands full.
Ogunlesi on 15 October was named as an independent director of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Apart from being managing partner of Global Infrastructure Partners, he also serves on the boards of Callaway Golf Co. and Kosmos Energy Ltd.
At the same time he’s the chairman of Africa Finance Corp. and serves on the boards of various not-for-profits ranging from New York Presbyterian Hospital to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Ogunlesi, whose father came from Makun, Sagamu in Ogun state was born in 1953. His father, Theophilus Ogunlesi was Nigeria’s first professor of medicine.
After attending Kings College, Lagos for his secondary education , he received his B.A. with first class honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, from Oxford University.
He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1979 and later got an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Ogunlesi had a banking career with Credit Suisse First Boston from 1983 and rose to become its executive vice chairman.
Before joining Credit Suisse, Ogunlesi was an attorney in the corporate practice group of the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
From 1980-81 he served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court.
He was a lecturer at Harvard Law School and the Yale School of Organization and Management, where he taught a course on transnational investment projects in emerging countries, according to Wikipedia
He is married to an optometrist, Dr. Amelia Quist-Ogunlesi.
His company Global Infrastructure Partners manages Gatwick Airport in the UK
Search is now underway after a twin-engine Indonesian plane with 15 people aboard en route to the island of Batam, South of Singapore went missing.
Police and rescue authorities are reportedly scouring the area in search of possible debris from the plane which is thought to have crashed between the islands of Mensanak and Sebangka or Gentar, a police report seen by Reuters said.
A search team recovered items apparently identified as being from the missing aircraft, including seats, luggage and documents, the report said, noting that according to the manifest there were 15 people on board.
According to Indonesia’s Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS), items belonging to passengers had also been found.
“We found debris,” BASARNAS chief Bambang Soelistyo told Reuters, adding his team were searching in a 200 square nautical mile area.
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President Muhammadu Buhari, has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, for understanding, stressing that his administration is determined to meet their needs. Buhari made the appeal during the convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo state. The President, who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Prof […]
Rescue workers are having a tough time pulling out bodies from debris following a coal mine explosion in northern China which claimed the lives of no less than 17 people.
10 others are still reported to be trapped after the blast in China’s Inner Mongolia region- the second deadly mine disaster in days.
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According to Chifeng city government in China’s Inner Mongolia region, four miners were rescued after the blast, which occurred when 31 people were working underground.
The tragic news about the coal mine explosion is coming just hours after 21 Chinese miners who were trapped for four days after an explosion hit their unlicensed coal mine were confirmed dead in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province.
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The Super Falcons of Nigeria have defeated the Lionesses of Cameroon one goal to nothing in the final showdown of the African Women Cup of Nations on Saturday at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Omnisports Stadium in Yaoundé, to win the African women title for the 8th time.
The Falcons, who also won in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2014, confirmed their dominance in Africa as they deprived the hosts Cameroon of claiming the trophy on home soil.
A goal from Oparanozie in the second half gave the Florence Omagbemi’s side the deserved victory.
Disappointed, the Lionesses have never lifted the title since the inception of the Women championship, but have finished second place in 2004, 2014 and now in 2016.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Nigeria’s Super Falcons on their victory over the senior female football team of Cameroon on Saturday at the final game of the women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Yaounde.
The President, who described the hard-earned victory over the Indomitable Lionesses as “very sweet and well-deserved,” particularly commends the Nigerian women for their “indomitable spirit, resilience and team work” which spurred them to victory in spite of a vociferous home crowd.
In a statement by his special adviser media, Femi Adesina, President Buhari noted that the Nigerian team achieved “this feat of being African champions for the 8th time,” a development he says has lifted the spirits of sports-loving Nigerians.
“He enjoins other Nigerian sports men and women to emulate the exemplary attitude of the Super Falcons who placed the interest of the nation above personal interests, while assuring that the Federal Government will not relent in doing its best to promote sports within available resources.
“The President also salutes the technical competence of the coaching crew, which enabled the Nigerian players to overcome their hard-fighting opponents throughout the competition” Adesina said.
An artisan, Fatai Azeez, has said he was pushed to consulting many spiritualists after his children were kidnapped in Okokomaiko area of Lagos State last week. Azeez, an auto mechanic, added that his wife, Suliyat, is almost losing her sanity after the incident. The Punch is reporting that Azeez’s apprentice, identified simply as Grace, abducted […]
Nigeria have beaten hosts Cameroon 1-0, to win this year’s African Women Cup of Nations. Desire Oparanozie scored the only goal of the game in the second half, with only six minutes of the encounter left. The striker pounced on a loose ball, to fire under Annette Ndom from a tight angle. It is the […]
Nigeria won the 2016 women’s Africa Cup of Nations for an eighth time after a 1-0 win over hosts Cameroon in front of a capacity 40,000 crowd in Yaounde.
A late goal from Desire Oparanozie was enough for Nigeria to retain the trophy they won in Namibia two years ago.
The Super Falcons have dominated this competition, winning all but two of the ten editions played so far.
In a repeat of the 2014 final, Cameroon finished as runners-up again despite enjoying massive home support.
In front of Cameroon president Paul Biya, the hosts had the best of the first half, with a number of chances for Aboudi Onguene, but the Indomitable Lionesses failed to make the most of their opportunities.
In the second half, Oparanozie, who also scored Nigeria’s winner against South Africa in their semi-final, hit the decisive goal again when she broke the deadlock seven minutes from time.
She followed through on a pass from the tournament’s leading scorer Asisat Oshoala to give her team the trophy.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria has won the 10th Edition of African Women’s Cup of Nation, AWCON after beating Cameroon 1-0 in Yaounde. Nigeria by this victory has now clinched the AWCON title for a record eight times.
An 86th minute goal from Desire Oparanozie for the Super Falcons was enough to dash the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon’s hope of wining their first AWCON title.
The final match was played at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Omnisports Stadium in Yaoundé, a forty thousand capacity stadium.
Meanwhile, the coach of the Super Falcons, Flowrence Omagbemi has made history as the first person to win the AWCON as a player and a coach.
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