Rio Olympics: “Go! Win and return with laurels “President Buhari’s special message to Team Nigeria
As the 2016 Olympic Games opens in Rio De Janeiro, President Buhari has expressed optimism that the country’s team will put up an impressive showing to delight fellow countrymen.
In a message to the Nigerian Olympic contingent on Friday, President Buhari said he hoped that the victory of Nigeria’s Under 23 football team, the “Dream Team Six” over their Japanese opponents in the early hours of this day will serve as an inspiration to the entire contingent of the grand show Nigerians expect from our athletes.
“On behalf of the government and people of our great country, I wish to express my support to our athletes who have arrived in Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games. I am particularly delighted by the outcome of the football match early this morning in which our football team defeated their Japanese counterparts. The sweetness of the victory comes from the fact that it came against all odds. Our team overcame several challenges to put up a sterling performance. This is a good beginning.”
President Buhari also praised the resilience, hardwork and patriotism that the athletes have put into their preparations;
“I am already aware that you have made personal sacrifices in your journey to the Olympic Games. The motivation comes from strong discipline and the love of the nation. As you embark on the search for honours for the nation, I seize this opportunity to assure our Olympians that you have my support and those of all Nigerians. Go! Win and return with laurels, I wish you the best,” the President added.
Jonathan leaves Nigeria for Zambia ahead of elections
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday, departed Nigeria for Zambia.
He is billed to lead the African Union Elections Observation Mission, AUEOM, to the country’s election slated for October 11, 2016.
Jonathan had also led a 33-nation observer mission to the October 25, 2015 General Election held in Tanzania.
Woman gives birth to quadruplets at Redemption Camp
A woman has delivered a set of quadruplets at the ongoing 64th annual convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God holding at the Redemption Camp, kilometre 46, Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State.
It was gathered that a total of 67 children have so far been delivered as at 7:00 p.m, Thursday.
Announcing the cheering news on the fourth day of the convention, the General Overseer of RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, said the delivery of the quadruplets at the convention was unique.
“For the first time in the history of our conventions and our maternity centre, a woman gave birth to four babies,” he declared.
The four babies are three boys, one girl, Tribune reports.
He further announced that of the total of 67 children born on Thursday, according to the man of God, 40 are boys while 27 are girls.
My wife of 37 years sleeps with several men – Naval officer
Worried by his wife’s adulterous acts, a naval officer, Adebote Adedoyin, has pleaded with an Agege Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve his 37-year-old marriage.
Adedoyin, 54, who resides at the Air Force Base, Ikeja, Lagos, told the court that his wife, Yemisi, was having extra marital affairs with several men.
He also claimed that his wife was not submissive, adding that there was no more love in the marriage.
“The trouble is too much; when l went on transfer for about 11 years to Kaduna, Benin, Calabar and Ibadan, she did not for once visit me.
“When l travelled to Liberia on official duty, l sent huge amount of money to my wife for a house project.
“Yemisi diverted all the money to her personal use and lied to me that she had opened an account and saved it on my behalf,’’ he said.
The petitioner alleged that on his return from Liberia, he realised she had diverted the money to buying and selling from Benin Republic without his knowledge.
“l went to Idiroko Border to make some investigations and l realised my wife claimed she did not have a husband.
He claimed that his wife had been going to parties and frolicking with different men.
“I can no longer love such an adulterous woman,’’ he told the court.
He also claimed that the wife had turned their five children against him.
“The children do not have respect for me anymore; they have stopped greeting and talking to me after all I did for them.
“I am asking for a divorce because this marriage has already broken down; all we have now is lack of love and threat to life.’’
Yemisi, 53, denied sleeping with any man apart from her husband.
She also denied all the allegations against her, urging the court not to dissolve the marriage.
“All the claims of my husband are not true; I have never been abusive, even as he often beats me, I still endure the marriage for the sake of my children.
“My husband does not respect me as a wife; he claims that l am an illiterate and that he had married an educated woman,’’ she said.
He started victimising me at home and stopped loving me and the children since he brought another woman into the house.
The court’s President, Mr Philip Williams, appealed for reconciliation between the couple for the sake of the children.
“The court does not encourage divorce, we are here to make peace where possible.
The woman should be submissive if she cherishes her marriage,’’ he said.
Traffic policewoman spotted working under the rain in Ibadan honoured by Oyo State First Lady
Wife of Oyo State Governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi has honoured the traffic policewoman, Maryam, who was spotted controlling traffic under the rain few days ago.
Mrs Ajimobi presented a letter of commendation and cash gift to Maryam through the commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs Atinuke Osunkoya at the Police Headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan on Thursday, August 4th.
Bode George picks up nomination form to contest for the position of PDP National Chairman (photos)
Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, today obtained a nomination form to contest for the office of the National Chairman of the Party, in the forthcoming National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Alleged budget padding: I won’t resign – Speaker Dogara says
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, says he will not be resigning as speaker despite allegations of budget padding leveled against him by Abdulmumin Jibrin. Speaking to state house correspondents after his 10 minutes closed door meeting with President Buhari, Dogara said he will not be resigning as budget padding isn’t an offence
”I am a lawyer and have been a legislator for a while. I never knew of an offence called budget padding” he said