The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has reacted to the killing of a Labour Party Chieftain in Abia state, Zachary Maduka.
POLITICS NIGERIA Reports that Obi conveyed his shock over the devastating news upon his return from an international engagement in Bangladesh. His message he wrote on Social Media read
“I have been away to Bangladesh for an international engagement, only to arrive home this morning, to receive with shock and pain the very sad and ugly news of the beheading of a Labour Party Chieftain in Abia state, Zachary Maduka.
I condole with his immediate family, Governor Alex Otti, the good people of Abia, and the Labour Party family. Such a despicable act remains condemned in all its ramifications. I sincerely appeal to Governor Otti, in line with my avowed commitment to rid Abia of all forms of criminality, to ensure that this type of hateful dastardly act does not go unpunished. I am sure the Governor and the government of Abia will be there for the family, and so will all of us, the extended family members. May God Almighty grant him eternal rest.”
It is important to note that the late Zachary Maduka served as the Campaign Director for the Labour Party during the 2023 elections in Uturu, Isuikwuato Local Government Area of the state. He also held the position of Campaign Director for Hon. Amobi Ogah, the representative of Isuikwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency in the House of Representatives.
Zachary was the home branch Chairman of Uturu Union. He died in his Uturu hometown at the hands of unidentified assailants who decapitated him and fled the scene
#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The Turkish FA has officially withdrawn its bid to host Euro 2028 in order to focus on its plan to co-host the tournament with Italy in 2032.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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