Wednesday, October 16

Racism Embarrased Bulgaria Captain

October 16, 2019
Bulgaria Captain Embarrassed by Racism

England players Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Tyrone Mings were subjected to racist abuse in Sofia on Monday and Bulgaria captain Ivelin Popov is "embarrassed" by his fans' actions.

Popov bravely confronted his own supporters at half-time in an attempt to get them to stop their racist abuse and was subsequently praised for his courage by Rashford on social media after the game.

The Bulgarian Football Union president Borislav Mihaylov has since resigned from his role and UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Bulgaria following the racist chanting.

Speaking after the match, Popov said: "Of course I feel embarrassed.

"We are 11 v 11, it doesn't matter your colour, it's no problem, we are all the same, we are one very big family in football, everybody and only we, if we are together, can we stop these bad things.

"It was important that I spoke like this because it's a very big problem for everybody, for our federation, for England and if they said more bad words, even one more time, then maybe they would finish the game.

"We would have such a big punishment and this is no good for Bulgarian football because if some other players want to come here, they hear what is said and how they speak bad, then this is no good for everybody. But when you start to speak to them, afterwards they understand. I think in the second half was better."

Makeup Artist in Ghana Alice Lamisi is death

October 16, 2019
Ghana Makeup artist know as 
Alice Lamisi Awuni, the CEO of Lamisi Makeup Artistry, has died at the age of 30.

Lamisi whose company won the Best Bridal Makeup Artist award at the 2016 Ghana MakeUp Awards died on Monday, October 14th after a long battle with cancer.

The beautiful 30-year-old entrepreneur is reported to have died of cancer which she has been fighting for some time. Details of her death have not yet been made public.

Her friends, colleagues in the industry and clients on Facebook couldn’t resist expressing their sorrow by sharing the memorable moments they had with the “Bolga diva”.

Details of her death have not yet been made public, but her friends and clients have since thronged social media to express their sorrow by sharing the memorable moments they had with the “Bolga diva”.

Happiness over Boarder closure - Buhari

October 16, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari state that Nigerians were happy with the decision of the government to close all land border, insisting that the decision has aid in rewarding the efforts of indigenous producers.

He descirbed that the decision was part of measures to protect indigenous producers and Nigerians were happy because we have been relieved of contaminating goods being imported into the country.

Through the Governor of Kebbi State Atiku Bagudu, President Mohammed Buhari spoke at the second edition of the national unity food fair organised by the National Council for Women Society (NCWS) in Abuja.

He maintained that the closure did not stop international trade but would rather enhance dignified trade.

“Nigeria has hard working men and women across the 36 state, with a committed government to support them earn more values for what they produce. So, we are not ending trade with countries or organisations with genuine intentions but taking steps to ensure that it is done in accordance with global best practices and trade laws.”

Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, who spoke at the event, explained that the fair was Nigeria’s way of joining other countries of the world to celebrate the International Day of Rural Women.

She was confident that the fair will give more credence to the idea that women are at the core of Federal Government’s plans on agriculture and rural development.

President of NCWS, Laraba Shoda, said the national food fair underscored the importance of food in the lives of mankind.

She added the event has become a rallying point for all stakeholders to take stock of progress in the food production chain. ,, 

Notice Against NDLEA Shortlist

October 16, 2019
Notice Against NDLEA Shortlist
On Tuesday 15 of October the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) issued a stern notice to the general public over reports of scammers claiming to have shortlisted candidates for the agency’s recruitment exercise.

The Notice was issued by the Head of Public Affairs, Mr Jonah Achema, NDLEA in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

He said that the agency would not shortlist secretly, noting that many innocent people had been victims of such fraudsters.

“Fraudsters have started sending NDLEA employment letters and messages to people.

“This was a message received by an applicant, “Dear X, Congratulations for Joining NDLEA. Your service number is 00721/REC08/A22. Please keep it safe.

“Another one stated from “Dear X, NDLEA training kits to get are 3 Set of uniforms, both short and long sleeves and overall, 2 ceremonial suits, 2 cardigans, 12 Pieces of white T-shirt and shorts respectively.

“2 belts, 2 face caps, 2 barrettes, 2 pairs of the boot, 2 pairs of cover shoe, 2 pairs of canvas 1 8×8 mattress, 1 bedsheet, 1 pillow and its case. Total cost= N105,350 only.
“This is not from NDLEA. The agency still maintains that the collation of applications is very much ongoing after which successful applicants will proceed to the next stage before final screening.

“It is still a relatively long way to go, contrary to claims by scammers that the process has been completed,” he said.

Christensen and Emerson Doubtful for Newcastle Clash

October 16, 2019
Chelsea are facing something of a defensive injury crisis ahead of Saturday's match against Newcastle, with Andreas Christensen and Emerson Palmieri doubtful for the Premier League clash.

Christensen was one of a number of Blues stars to pick up injuries during the current international break, with the Denmark international struggling with a hamstring problem.

Emerson, meanwhile, has been out since September with a hamstring problem, and though Chelsea are not ruling out a comeback for the ex-Roma full-back, he faces a race against time to prove his fitness for the visit of the Magpies.

Reece James, N'Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic also suffered fitness issues while representing their national sides, though Frank Lampard's staff are working hard to ensure all three are ready for when domestic action returns.

James is hopeful of being involved in training this week after he suffered a reoccurence of an ankle injury he picked up over the summer while with the England Under-21s.

Chief Mihailov Resigns been President After Racism scandal

October 16, 2019

Borislav Mihailov the President of Burgarian football Union resign from his role as the president

He resign due to the wake of the scandal that has engulfed the national team following their 6-0 defeat to England.

Play had to be stopped twice in the first half owing to racist chants coming from the home terraces during the Euro 2020 qualifier.

The first break prompted an appeal over the stadium's public address system urging fans to refrain from racist behaviour, in line with UEFA protocols.

Several spectators left the stadium during a second, more prolonged, stoppage shortly before half-time.

A statement released by the FA read: "Today the Bulgarian FA president Borislav Mihailov has resigned from his position – his letter of resignation will be presented to the members of the FA’s Executive Committee at this Friday’s meeting.

"After many years spent in the post and with his many contacts at a high international level, Mr. Mihailov expresses his firm readiness to continue helping in the development of Bulgarian football in every possible way."

Earlier on Tuesday, Mihailov faced calls from the country's Prime Minister to step down from his post. 

Bulgaria Charged With Racism and Nazi Salutes by UEFA

October 16, 2019
UEFA have confirmed that they have opened disciplinary proceedings against both England and Bulgaria in the wake of the former's victory in Monday's Euro 2020 qualifying clash.

Gareth Southgate's side emerged as heavy 6-0 winners at Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia, but the game was heavily overshadowed by racism from sections of the home crowd in Sofia.

The game was twice brought to a halt in the first half before being resumed, with the resulting storm of controversy leading to the resignation of the Bulgaria Football Union's president Borislav Mihaylov .

In a statement, UEFA confirmed that they were initiating proceedings against both the BFU and the Football Association following the Group A clash, with the former being charged with four breaches, while the latter have been charged with two.

Both teams have been cited for disrupting their respective national anthems, while Bulgaria have also been charged with racist behaviour, Nazi salutes and for throwing objects.

The BFU and FA have also been charged with separate breaches of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations.

Tuesday, October 15

ED Rolls Out US$12 Billion Mineral Strategic Rosdmap

October 15, 2019
On Monday President Mnangagwa launched the strategic roadmap to the achievement of a US$12 billion mining industry by 2023 at the Rainbow Towers in Harare.

According to the statement on his address, President Mnangagwa said that mining was key to attaining Vision 2030 and that the industry had the potential to sustain other sectors of the economy if put to good use.

He said:

The objective of this strategic roadmap is to facilitate the exploitation processes of the country's minerals throughout their entire value chain that is from exploration, mining metallurgical processing, value addition and beneficiation.

For the US$12 billion mining industry to be achieved, there is a need to provide the requisite infrastructure that includes roads, rail, water and electricity, he said.

President Mnangagwa also urged the public and private sectors to work together for the vision to be attainable.

Doctors Do Not Take Oath To Be Slave

October 15, 2019
Dr Mthabisi Bhebhe the acting Spokesperson, stated that doctors will stay at home until the government pays them what they are owed.

Writing on microblogging site Twitter, Dr Bhebhe said that as doctors, they did not take oaths to be slaves.

He wrote:

Day 44. Hospitals remain desolate and without doctors across the country.

We shall remain in our homes no matter how long it may be until Dr and his Ministry pay what is owed to us.

No doctor in Zimbabwe or any part of the world has ever taken an oath to be a slave.

Doctors have been on strike since September 3 this year demanding salaries that are in line with the rate of inflation.

Power Sector in Nigeria Loses N2.16 Billion Naira As 3,480 Mwh Electricity was Release

October 15, 2019
 GenCos the Electricity Generation Companies, comprising gas-fired and hydro stations said they released an average of 3,480 Megawatts of electricity into the national grid on Sunday.

This contained in a daily energy report by the Advisory Power Team, office of the Vice President a copy of which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.

According to the report which said the electricity sent out by the GenCos was up by 254.02 megawatts from the 3,226 released on Saturday.

It, however, said 1,720 megawatts could not be generated due to unavailability of gas.

Similarly, it said 2,777.3 megawatts were not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.