Explosion rocks Enugu Catholic Church

Raphael Ede, Enugu There is pandemonium in Enugu, the State Capital as an apparent bomb explosion rocked the Holy Cross

Raphael Ede, Enugu

There is pandemonium in Enugu, the State Capital as an apparent bomb explosion rocked the Holy Cross Catholic parish, Iji-Nike Sunday morning.

The explosion, Daily Sun gathered, occurred around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, May 13 when worshipers were gathering for Sunday mass.

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Israel Approves Controversial Jerusalem Cable Car Project

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his office in Jerusalem. Sebastian Scheiner / POOL /

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his office in Jerusalem. Sebastian Scheiner / POOL / AFP

 

Israel’s government on Sunday gave the green light to a controversial cable car project planned to run between West Jerusalem and the Old City in annexed east Jerusalem.

The decision came on the eve of the US moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem.

Israel occupied the West Bank and east Jerusalem in 1967 and later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognised by the international community.

The Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state but Israel has declared the whole of the city as its undivided capital.

“The cable car project will change the face of Jerusalem, offering tourists and visitors easy and comfortable access to the Western Wall,” Israel‘s Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said.

The Western Wall is one of the holiest sites in Judaism and lies in east Jerusalem — home to Christian and Muslim holy shrines.

The 1.4-kilometre-long line (around one mile) will cost $56 million  (43 million euros) and is planned to be up and running by 2021.

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See The Lovely Throwback Photo Waje’s Daughter Emerald Shared For Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Sunday and Emerald, the teenage daughter of Nigerian singer Waje has the cutest words for her mother.

Today is Mother’s Sunday and Emerald, the teenage daughter of Nigerian singer Waje has the cutest words for her mother.

Emerald shared a couple of photos including a throwback photo of her as a baby, being carried by her mother, describing Waje as her “Troublemaker and Lover”

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Nigerian Striker Simy Hits 7th Serie A Goal For Struggling Crotone

By Johnny Edward:                              Nigerian striker, Simeon

By Johnny Edward:                              Nigerian striker, Simeon Nwankwo, also known as Simy, scored his seventh league goal the season in the Italian Serie A for Crotone who were forced to a 2-2 draw at home to Lazio on Sunday.

 

Nwankwo restored parity for Crotone in the 29th minute after Senad Lulic had shot visitors Lazio into the lead in the third minute.

 

Federico Ceccherini gave Crotone the lead in the 61st minute but a late goal from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic four minutes from time salvaged a point for Lazio.

 

Crotone currently occupy the 18th position in the Serie A table with 35 points from 37 games with one game left to play.

 

Crotone must beat Napoli in their final league game next Sunday to avoid relegation. They will also hope SPAL 2013, in 17th position with a superior goal difference, fail to get a win at home to Sampdoria.

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Delta APC Ward Congress: How Kutugi, Mahmud Allegedly Cart Away 100 Result Sheets

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Ward Congress may have come and gone, but the aftermaths of the party’s congress has

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Ward Congress may have come and gone, but the aftermaths of the party’s congress has left chaos, irregularities, kidnapping, and alleged case of conspiracy and theft within its members.

In Delta State, the ward congress was scheduled to commence on Saturday May 5 at 9am, but in the process of sorting out the electoral materials for distribution to the 270 wards in the state for conduct of the congress, Chairman of the Ward and Local Government Congress Committee, Alhaji Sani Dododo discovered that 100 out of the 270 Ward Result Sheet Booklets were stolen.

Abusidiqu gathered that the electoral materials were kept in the custody of the Committee’s Secretary, Mr Usman Kutugi at his hotel room in Orchids Hotel, Asaba, to the exclusion of any other person.

While at this, State Chairman of the Party, Prophet Jones Ode Erue, reportedly received WhatsApp messages and pictures from one Godwin, revealing pictures of the booklets which were allegedly in possession of Engineer Sam Adjogbe, Executive Director, Projects of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The messages also revealed how Adjoge transferred the electoral materials to another Engineer Leo Obobi, Acting State Publicity Secretary, some other unidentified persons in a hotel in Ugheli Local Government area of the State

To unravel the mystery behind the sudden disappearance of the booklets from Kutugi’s hotel room in Asaba, to another hotel in Ugheli, a one hour drive from Asaba, the Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Mustafa, dispatched a team of Crime Detectives to the scene of the missing items.

The process to unravel the missing 100 results booklets recorded a violent reaction from opposition camp allegedly sponsored by Olorogun Otega Emerhor and Hon. Voctor Oschei, as over 400 heavily armed thugs laid siege on Orchids hotel, demanding that the remaining congress materials be released to them.

Abusidiqu gathered that the refusal of the Congress Committee Chairman to yield to the thugs request left many injured including Dr. Janet Oyubu, State Women Leader;  Comrade Chuks Erhire Director General of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege’s Constituency Office; Mr Julius Akpovoka Efeni, and Barrister Ejiro Etaghene.

However, the immediate deployment of mobile forces by the State’s police command restored peace and security to the hotel and environs.

Due to the missing electoral materials, the Committee Chairman, rescheduled the congress for Sunday May 6, which was duly observed by officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and was reported peaceful except in Ugheli South Ward 10, where a Chairmanship aspirant was allegedly murdered by unknown gunmen.

While waiting for the collation of results from the field, Chairman of the Congress Committee discovered that two members of the congress committee, Mr. Kutugi, and Kassim Mahmud, a member of the committee were nowhere to be found. It became a cause of concern as both were in possession of the remaining sensitive materials which include the summary result sheets.

Again, the Congress Chairman, Mr. Dododo reported their sudden disappearance to the Police and the Department of State Security Service (DSS). The deployment of tracking devices to monitor their phones revealed they were in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State while they were supposed to be in Asaba, Delta State, for the APC ward congress.

Meanwhile, the police incident report on the disappearance of the missing booklets, exclusively obtained by Abusidiqu read: “We note that preliminary findings at Orchids Hotel where the Committee was staying revealed that the Secretary’s (Kutugi) room was not burgled or broken into. The hotel’s Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) camera footages showed that the Secretary (as the last occupant of the room) left the room with a big loaded Ghana-Must-Go bag and returned to his room with the bag empty.”

The police report added that Mr. Kutugi and Mr. Mahmoud absconded to unknown destination with all the necessary and sensitive election materials till the end of all the ward congress in the state without any explanation.

“From the investigation carried out, it’s clear that Mr. Usman Kutugi and Mr. Kasheem Mamoud have been bought over to compromise the result of the ward congress. A case of kidnapping cannot be established against Mr. Kutugi and Mr Mamoud.

“Based on the sudden disappearance of Mr. Usman Kutugi. The Chairman of the Congress Committee applied doctrine of necessity to collect the result from all the Wards in the presence of the State Party Chairman and all other Stakeholders involved in the exercise and declared the result on Monday 7th 2018,” a report signed by the Delta State Police Commissioner reads.

It added: “It is evidently clear that Mr. Kutugi and Mr. Mamoud were not kidnapped but compromised their responsibilities and a case of Conspiracy and Stealing of the Congress sensitive materials have been established against them.”

 

Kidnapped British Tourists Regain Freedom In DRC

  Two British tourists who were kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been freed, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

 

Two British tourists who were kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been freed, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Sunday.

Their vehicle was attacked on Friday in the Virunga national park, a famed haven for gorillas and other endangered species.

Their guard was killed and their driver was also kidnapped. The Britons were released unharmed, while the driver was injured.

“I am delighted to announce that two British nationals who were held hostage in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been released,” Johnson said in a statement.

“I pay tribute to the DRC authorities and the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation for their tireless help during this terrible case.

“My thoughts are now with the family of Virunga Park ranger Rachel Makissa Baraka, who was killed during the kidnapping, and with the injured driver and the released British nationals as they recover from this traumatic incident.”

A Foreign Office spokeswoman told AFP that the two Britons were released unharmed and the ministry would continue to provide support to the Britons and their families.

One of the most important conservation sites in the world, Virunga Park covers 7,800 square kilometres (3,000 miles) along a swathe of eastern DR Congo abutting the border with Uganda and Rwanda.

Established in 1925, Virunga is home to about a quarter of the world’s population of critically endangered mountain gorillas, as well as to eastern lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, okapis, lions, elephants and hippos.

But it is located in DR Congo’s North Kivu province, where armed groups are fighting for control of territorial and natural resources, and poaching is a major threat.

On April 2, a park ranger died in an attack by armed men while guarding the site of a hydroelectric plant that is under construction.

On April 9, five rangers and a driver were killed in an ambush in the park.

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180 firms participated in first phase of ERGP Focus Labs, says Udoma

Okwe Obi, Abuja Minister of Budget and National Planning Senator Udoma Udo Udoma says that over 180 firms took part

Okwe Obi, Abuja

Minister of Budget and National Planning Senator Udoma Udo Udoma says that over 180 firms took part in the first phase of the Economic and Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP) Focus Labs, which covered a six week period in Abuja from March 12th to April 22nd.

Udoma added that the Focus Labs produced 67,200 man-hours of effort.

In a statement made available to Daily Sun, Special Adviser on media to the Minister, Akpandem James, further stated that “six core sectors: Agriculture and ransportation, Power and Gas, Manufacturing and Processing (including solid minerals) actively participated.

“Twenty (20) syndication meetings with subject matter experts including senior Government officials, corporates and entrepreneurs were also held during the Labs.

“Focus Labs are designed as a workshop-style closed-door investment fora between private sector and senior government officials, and serve as a forum for detailed discussions and interactions to address some of the bottlenecks and inhibitors of additional business investments in the country,” he added.

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Joel Obi Gets World Cup Boost, Returns From Injury For Torino

By Adeboye Amosu:                              Nigeria midfielder Joel

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By Adeboye Amosu:                              Nigeria midfielder Joel Obi boosted his chances of making the country’s squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia  after making a return from injury to the bench in Torino’s 2-1 win against SPAL in a Serie A fixture on Sunday, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.

Obi has missed Torino’s last three league games due to injury, which put his participation at the World Cup in doubt.

The former Inter Milan player last featured for Torino in their 1-1 draw against AC Milan on April 18 as a 57th minute for Tomas Rincon.

Obi has featured in 22 league games for Torino this season and has scored five goals.

Torino rallied back from a goal down to win the game.

Alberto Grassi put SPAL ahead in the 22nd minute but Torino  scored two goals through Andrea Belotti and Lorenzo Silvestri.

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Man United fans thrilled as Marcus Rashford shows his worth

Top player Manchester United fans love their young players and their academy graduates even more, and when Marcus Rashford managed

Top player

Manchester United fans love their young players and their academy graduates even more, and when Marcus Rashford managed to get a goal to put them ahead when given a chance on the final day of the season against Brighton, the Red Devils were delighted.

They also wondered if the forward would start in the FA Cup, and with fitness doubts over Romelu Lukaku it seemed that it could well be the case, with Jose Mourinho willing to play people who take their chances and impress him.

As with everything, it wasn’t enough for some United fans, who wanted more from Rashford and claimed he needed to have more game time, but the majority of fans were seriously pleased – and also noted that it was good for England ahead of the World Cup with Harry Kane, Rashford and also Jamie Vardy scoring the goals to impress manager Gareth Southgate – and while no one is suggesting England will win in Russia, it’s certainly going to be an interesting one for Gareth Southgate when he comes to selecting who will be his main back up to Harry Kane.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 10: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on May 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

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Man United fans laud Michael Carrick for final performance

World Class Michael Carrick walked out onto the field at Old Trafford for the final time in the Premier League

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Michael Carrick walked out onto the field at Old Trafford for the final time in the Premier League and made it a game to remember as Manchester United’s 2017/18 season came to a close.

They may have the chance to win the FA Cup and with the club in the final against Chelsea, but they only managed to finish a distant second to Manchester United, and while it’s better than anything they’ve managed since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club, Jose Mourinho will be rightly disappointed.

The manager will be glad to see the season end in terms of league football, but will be gutted to see Carrick hang up his boots, with the United boss calling Carrick a ‘real man’ and someone he loves having around – and while Carrick won’t be going too far, staying on the coaching staff, the club will still be losing him as a player and it was very sad to see – but Carrick made sure it was a game to remember.

The player put in a stunning pass to Juan Mata for the Marcus Rashford goal and everyone started to talk about the prospect of seeing him retire and how good a player he was, being someone who made football look easy and did far more than many people appreciated.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates his goal with Juan Mata of Manchester United and Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Watford at Old Trafford on May 13, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

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