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NMA celebrates new minister, Sununu for excelling in medical profession



The Nigeria Medical Association, FCT Chapter, on Wednesday celebrated the Minister of State for Education, Dr. Tanko-Yusuf Sununu, for excelling in the medical profession.

The association at a dinner organised to honour the minister, said the former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Health Services is a man of many parts.

The Chairman of NMA in FCT, Dr. Charles Ugwuanyi, stated that Sununu deserved to be celebrated by the association for many reasons.

According to him, the minister excelled in the practice of medicine and also in transferring medical knowledge to younger doctors.

He also noted that Sununu did well in politics, by rendering services to humanity starting from his own community.

“He has deployed his personal talents and treasures to propel services to humanity. This is one man who from his meagre resources organised free medical treatments for his people.

“He fought malnutrition in children, fought snake bites, fought maternal mortality with problems related to childbirth when he was given the capacity to serve in that situation.

“We as medical professionals draw inspiration from him. He is an inspirational leader and the message is that when you honour someone who has excelled in the medical industry, you are honouring yourself.

“This also means you are encouraging other professionals to toe the same line, the bottom line is service to humanity, ”he said.

Sununu while responding, said he was elated about the honour, adding, “You can see when I was delivering my speech, I couldn’t control my emotion, it has been a recurring experience whenever I am promoted, people rally around me.”

He said that the celebration gave him hope that people had been praying for him to succeed and that they were also rejoicing with him.

The minister said that with the celebration, he would give more commitment to the service of humanity.

“I am giving my commitment to these people who are celebrating me and to the country at large. I am ready to put my best into President Bola Tinubu’s Administration for him to succeed,” he added.

Sununu said Nigerians should expect a good transformation in the education sector, saying that he is someone who believes in quality, which is what he intends to bring to the education sector


Fulham 0-2 Chelsea: Mudryk, Broja strike to earn Blues their second league win of the season



Chelsea bagged two first-half goals to seal a crucial win over West London rivals Fulham at Craven Cottage and move up to 11th on the Premier League table.

The Blues flew out of the blocks as they debuted their new Infinite Athlete kit and created the first chance of the match after only 80 seconds, but Armando Broja could not capitalise.

Chelsea looked bright with Enzo Fernandez conducting affairs, and they picked the Cottagers apart.

Mykhailo Mudryk was looking electric and dangerous. The Ukrainian winger opened the scoring on 18 as he controlled a pass from Levi Colwill before slotting the ball beyond Bernd Leno.

It was Mudryk’s first Premier League goal following his £88 million move from Shakhtar Donetsk in January. And within seconds, Chelsea had their second.

Tim Ream had a moment to forget as he gave the ball away to Cole Palmer. The young English playmaker then slipped Broja in, but Ream hit the ball off the Albanian striker as the ball trickled past Leno.

Fulham tried to find gaps behind Marc Cucurella and Axel Disasi on the right side of Chelsea’s defence, but it was not working. Chelsea controlled the game and held their two-goal going into the break.

In the second 45, Fulham came out with more attacking poise, and it helped that Mudryk went off with a knock, giving Fulham the impetus to come forward, but Chelsea’s defence stood resolute.

Vinicius and Alex Iwobi came on for Fulham and helped their side find spaces beyond Chelsea’s backline, but the Boys in Blue defended well and showed they were still dangerous.

Ian Maatsen, on for Mudryk, hit the post, and Leno had to be quick to smother Fernandez’s rebound effort. Fulham forced Chelsea to work for their lead, but Mauricio Pochettino’s men looked up to it.

Substitute Tom Cairney created a lovely chance for Sasa Lukic. However, Robert Sanchez stuck out a brilliant leg to save the effort and keep his side in it.

On 83, Willian tried an effort from outside the box, but it did not cause any problems for Sanchez as Chelsea ran out 2-0 victors

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Tribunal verdict: Governor rejects judgement, calls for calm



Nasarawa State Governor, His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule has rejected Monday’s judgment of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal delivered in Lafia.

While speaking to teeming supporters of the APC at the Government House, Lafia, Governor Sule says the judgement will be challenged at the appeal court.

He however call on the people of the state to remain calm and law abiding.

Engr. Sule promised to continue discharging his duties as the Executive Governor with more vigor.

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Man Utd winger Anthony in contention for Galatasaray UEFA champions league clash



Erik ten Hag has confirmed that Antony could feature for Manchester United against Galatasaray after rejoining his ranks at Old Trafford.

The Brazil international forward was granted indefinite leave by the Red Devils following a series of alarming allegations made against him by former girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin.

Antony has been back in his homeland since then, allowing him to meet with police forces in Sao Paulo.

He returned to England last week and has held five hours of talks with Greater Manchester Police.

The 23-year-old winger maintains his innocence – having also faced accusations from two other women.

United have allowed him to focus on off-field matters of late, but revealed ahead of a Premier League meeting with Crystal Palace that Antony had been given a green light to return to training and was once again available for selection.

He has only taken in one session since then, suggesting that he will be short on match fitness, but Ten Hag says the South American is in his thoughts ahead of the Champions League group stage meeting with Galatasaray on Tuesday.

The Dutch coach has said: “Antony will be in consideration but yesterday was his first time back in team training. We have a final training, then we’ll make a decision.”

Ten Hag added when delivering an update on Lisandro Martinez – with the World Cup-winning Argentine defender still struggling with a long-standing foot injury: “I can confirm, yeah. Licha Martinez will undergo surgery and the team news is Antony can probably return.”

Antony’s last appearance for United came in the club’s 3-1 defeat at Arsenal on September 3.

He was removed from the Brazil squad for the last round of international fixtures and has not registered a goal for club or country since April 16.

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