All the way from the historical town of Ede in Osun State, a huge honour has located a former Minister of Interior, Lt. General Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, as he bags one of the ancient town’s top chieftaincy titles.
In a letter dated May 15, 2023, the paramount ruler of the ancient town, His Royal Majesty, Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal, Laminisa I, on behalf of the Timi-in-Council, bestowed the title of Jagunmolu of Edeland on the former Chief of Army Staff.
Transliterated, the title of Jagunmolu means an all-conquering warrior.
The latest honour is a powerful addition to the flowery feathers adorning Dambazau’s cap.
Speaking to The Crest on the honour, an elated Dambazau expressed Deep gratitude to the Paramount ruler of Edeland, Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal, saying: “My joy knows no bounds at the conferment of the title of Jagunmolu of Edeland by His Royal Majesty.
“To be so honoured by such a highly respected Royal Father like His Majesty, the Timi of Edeland, is a powerful statement in nationalism and national unity; as well as love for Fatherland. I cannot take this for granted. I will cherish it for as long as I live. I cannot thank His Majesty enough.”
#SaferKwara: Governor AbdulRazaq Meets Army Chief
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq receives Commander 22 Armoured Brigade Ilorin Brigade General Adebayo Abdulrahman Babalola at Government House, Ilorin.
During the visit, the Governor explored strategies for strengthening security in the state with the Army chief.
Military personnel have made several efforts to dislodge security threats from the state.
The Army chief reiterated that the operations will be sustained to keep the state safer for peaceful and law-abiding residents.
Football is coming home! UK & Republic of Ireland set to host Euro 2028 as Turkey withdraw bid
The United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland look set to host Euro 2028 after the Turkish FA withdrew its bid to host the tournament.
The Turkish FA has officially withdrawn its bid to host Euro 2028 in order to focus on its plan to co-host the tournament with Italy in 2032. UEFA has now approved the joint proposal, which was first announced in July.
Turkey’s withdrawal from the 2028 bidding process means that the UK and Republic of Ireland’s bid will now run unopposed. Wembley Stadium hosted the semi-finals and final of the delayed 2020 European Championship, but the UK has not hosted an entire major tournament since 1996.
Both bids will require official approval at a meeting of UEFA’s executive committee on Tuesday. An official statement from UEFA read: “The presentations at that meeting will be an important part of the process which will take due consideration of the content of the bid submissions before reaching a decision.”
If approved, then Euro 2028 will be hosted in the UK and Ireland. Among the ten proposed stadiums are Wembley Stadium, Hampden Park and the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, as well as the currently unbuilt Bramley Moore Dock stadium in Liverpool and Casement Park in Belfast
Messi makes decision on when he will leave Inter Miami
Lionel Messi has reportedly decided where he will end his playing career, but it won’t be in Miami or Barcelona.
Messi’s Inter Miami contract is set to expire in 2025, at which point – according to El Nacional – he will look to return to boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys in his native Argentina. There is an option for the World Cup winner to extend his deal with Miami for an extra year, but the report states that he wants to retire in his homeland.
Messi left Barcelona in 2021 after more than two decades at the club, having joined the Spanish giants from Newell’s as a 13-year-old. He snubbed a return to Camp Nou when he left Paris Saint-Germain over the summer, and it now looks like a fairy tale return to Barca is never going to happen.
Messi scored 10 goals in his first seven games for David Beckham’s Miami franchise, but he has spent the past month injured. He will play a farewell match at Barcelona at some point, even if he does not return to play for the club
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