Super Eagles of Nigeria head coach, Jose Peseiro, has admitted that it is tough choosing the right players for the national team because the country is blessed with stars.

 

The Portuguese tactician was recently in England to watch Nigeria stars where he also had the opportunity to watch English-based players eligible for the Eagles.

Super Eagles of Nigeria head coach, Jose Peseiro, has admitted that it is tough choosing the right players for the national team because the country is blessed with stars.

 

The Portuguese tactician was recently in England to watch Nigeria stars where he also had the opportunity to watch English-based players eligible for the Eagles.

“There are many, many players at the moment that can play for Nigeria. You receive some information or when you watch many players on TV or live, you can discover more players, more players, more players,” Peseiro said in an interview with the Mirror

“I was in some matches when I was in England to see some players, then at the same time, we discovered, ‘well that player can play for us, also’, normally young players.

 

“There are many good players with quality, capacity and good training. For us, if we want to win the next AFCON, I am happy because I have many players with the quality to create a good national team.

 

“But it’s not easy to choose the right players. We try to see them in the match, and after that, I try to call them for our practice and our friendly games because we want to create a small group with quality for developing in training and practice to implement our ideas to win the next AFCON.

 

“But there are a lot of players, and they need to show the maximum demand and motivation to play for Nigeria. Quality, of course, but demand and motivation to play for us.”

 

The Redeemed Christian Church of God’s (RCCG) Assistant General Overseer, Prof. Folagbade Aboaba, passed away at the age of 90.

 

On Monday morning, Aboaba passed away following a brief illness. Prof. Folarin Alonge, national chairman of the Nigeria Institute of Agricultural Engineers, confirmed the cleric’s passing and remarked;

 

Prof. Fola Aboaba, one of our profession’s fathers, has left for home. He was an academician of academicians.

Prof. Folagbade Olajide Aboaba was a pioneering dean of the faculty of technology and an emeritus professor of agricultural engineering at the University of Ibadan (1976-1982). He had the honor of instructing both my undergraduate and graduate classes. He served as a mentor to many people as well as teachers.

“He was the Executive Secretary of Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (1992-1998). He was the founding Pro Chancellor of Redeemers University (2005-2013). He was the Chairman of Governing Council of Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO), Lagos (1976-1979).

“He died at the age of 90.

“I had a chat with him on Sept 15, 2022, when we were preparing of NIAE conference in Asaba (Delta State). His response to my asking about him is ‘Thank you. Ageing slowly but fine. Glory to God. God bless you’. Baba was a lovely, cheerful and good man.

“He was one of the founding members of the NIAE. He played significant role with other fathers in establishment of National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization, Ilorin. He made substantial contributions to the growth of NSAE (NIAE). His last major public lecture he delivered for NIAE was when we were invited to Presidential villa, Abuja in 2004 by the then Vice President. Late Prof John Ohu was the NIAE National Chairman then. He was always interested in hearing the progress NIAE is making.

“He was a member of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) as well as Institution of Agricultural Engineers UK.

“May his soul find eternal rest in God.”

 

Following the increase in COVID-19 instances in several nations throughout the world, the federal government has issued a new directive.

 

Travelers entering Nigeria will now need to show proof of their COVID immunization.

 

Following the reported increase in COVID cases in nations including China, Japan, and the United States, Geoffrey Okatubo, Director of Port Health Services, who made the statement on Monday, January 23, further disclosed that they had increased surveillance at points of entry.

He said;

 

“Port health services has resumed checks of passengers’ vaccination status and will provide traffic data on inbound passengers from all over the world.

“All international travellers arriving Nigeria are now to provide evidence of vaccination at point of entry and it was agreed that unvaccinated passengers arriving from other countries may have to be vaccinated at the airport.

“The minister of health also recently approved that port health services should meet with other stakeholders such as the NCDC, and the ministry of aviation over the use of rapid diagnostic testing at points of entry.”

 

Nigerians have been cautioned against excessive fasting by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), which claims it can cause renal damage.

 

On Monday, January 23, during a briefing in Abuja, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of the NAFDAC, said this.

 

She warned Nigerians to use common sense or risk losing their kidneys by going on a fast.

 

She also encouraged Nigerians to stop buying medicines from hawkers and street vendors.

Adeyeye said: “Kidney failure, liver damage, others, I don’t know how many have died in Nigeria due to substandard medicines and unwholesome foods.

 

“However, we are a very religious country, Muslims and Christians, we fast a lot, and it is part of the kidney problem. Because your body has to have homeostasis balance, meaning the water level in your body must be enough to make your organs to function. Some people will fast for 10, 20 days, without drinking a lot of water. The kidney is being punished.

 

“Now, if you put chemicals in it, it triples in an exponential manner, with damage to the kidneys. This is because the kidney does not have enough water to dilute and filter.

 

“I fast but I fast with common sense. We have to fast with common sense, if not, we will pay it with our kidneys. Also, do not buy medicines from hawkers and corner stores. But medicines from pharmacies.”

 

According to President Buhari, keeping every election campaign promise he made in 2015 and 2019 has not let Nigerians down.

 

According to a statement made by Femi Adesina, a presidential advisor, the President made this declaration on January 23 during a meeting with Dr. Rilwanu Adamu, the Emir of Bauchi.

 

 

“Whenever I travel for business or pleasure to a state, I usually pay a visit to the Emir and the Chief to express my gratitude.

I want to point out that from 2003 to 2011, I visited every local government, and in 2019, when I was running for re-election for a second term, I visited every state in the Federation. The number of people who came out to see me was greater than anything anyone could pay for or expect. I promised and vowed that I would do everything in my power to serve Nigeria and Nigerians, and so far, I have not let anyone down.

 

 

The Ministry of Health claims to be uninformed of the supposed fatal flu that has apparently killed some people, including Nigerians, and is spreading in China and other nations.

 

On social media, there have been rumors spreading that China is being hit by the terrible flu and that some people, including Nigerians, have already died from it.

However, while speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, January 23, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said neither the World Health Organisation (WHO) nor the US Centre for Disease Control (US-CDC) has contacted the Federal Ministry of Health regarding the reported deadly flu spreading in China. He said the Federal government cannot authenticate the veracity of the claims surrounding alleged presence of the deadly flu. He added that neither Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has contacted the Federal Ministry of Health on any disease outbreak as against the practice of formal notification of any of such public health issue from China.

 

In his words;

 

“We can’t verify the case of the reported deadly flu now. However, we are on the lookout for anything of public health concern because it’s our duty to protect the health of our people. However, we have referred the matter to Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Port Health Services so they can be at alert.

Sincerely speaking, the messages on social media about the deadly flu in China is odd and strange to us. The ideal situation is that whenever there’s such an outbreak of any flu or deadly disease anywhere, we hear it first from WHO. But up till now, WHO has not contacted us with any information about the flu neither has the Chinese embassy communicated to us on that matter.

Usually, the Chinese embassy in Nigeria will send an official to communicate to us in case of any such thing but that has not been done. So, we are wondering about the authenticity of the report going around in the social and some conventional media. However, we are yet to get any confirmation from the right organisations.

Evidently, this is the season where people generate stories, true or false, and throw it into the media space to cause unnecessary reactions, positive or negative, among the people. Nevertheless, we are monitoring the situation and we take seriously, everything we hear and see.

But in summary, any outbreak of such would be diagnosed by WHO and they would send necessary advisory and other relevant information regarding such outbreak. So, we should disregard this report and take it with a big ‘pinch of salt”

 

After calling his estranged wife, the father is accused of shooting dead his 14-year-old daughter before turning the pistol on himself.

 

According to the Post-Standard of Syracuse, Ava Wood, a ninth-grader at Durgee Junior High School in Baldwinsville, was found in her bed on Friday, Jan. 20, with a gunshot wound to the head after her mother, Heather Wood, reported that she did not arrive at school.

Her father, Christopher Wood, 51, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in another bedroom at the 6 Triangle Place home, where police recovered a shotgun, according to the outlet.

 

On Thursday night, before the shooting, Christopher called his estranged wife Heather and told her, “This is how it ends for us.”

 

Heather also reportedly told an Onondaga County 911 dispatcher that Christopher had been depressed recently.

 

“It’s difficult, to say the least, it’s not an easy scene for either of us to witness, both the sheriff and I have been in law enforcement for a long time and to have to walk through a scene like that is not an easy thing to do,” said Baldwinsville Police Chief Michael Lefancheck, referring to county Sheriff Toby Shelley.

 

Two days earlier, Christopher also sent Heather a series of harassing text messages. In March 2022, he was involved in a stalking incident against her.

 

The couple were still married but separated, and did not live together, Lefancheck said. Ava had primarily lived with her dad, he added.

 

“It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that I inform you of the tragic loss of Durgee Jr. High School 9th grade student Ava Wood,” the Baldwinsville school district said in an email to parents.

 

“We are a close-knit school community and our hearts are broken by this tragedy. Our thoughts are with Ava’s family and friends during this extremely difficult time,” it added.

 

Dad shoots 14-year-old daughter dead then?turns gun on himself after chilling call to estranged wife

 

On Sunday night, Jan. 22, Ava’s friends, classmates and teammates packed St. Mary’s Church for a prayer service and candlelight vigil in her memory .

 

Her soccer teammates, who wore their team jerseys, described Ava, an honor roll student, as a fun-loving girl who could be competitive on and off the field but always respected everyone.

 

Award-winning Nollywood actor Ini Edo has added another success to her résumé by making her international film debut in the Netflix production of Shanty Town.

Ini, whose acting career spans over two decades, is making significant progress in global production as a co-producer of the dramatic crime thriller.

Shanty Town is a story that surrounds three unusual prostitutes who unite to take down one of the biggest criminal rings in Lagos state.

In the project, Ini Edo also doubles as a lead character, where she plays the role of Ese equally referred to as ‘The Fire Brand’.

The story isn’t just about a collaboration to fight crime, but it’s that of freedom for all women to become all they want to be and live their positive dreams. This is a great advocacy for women and young girls who have gone through a lot.

It can be recalled that Ini Edo has been an ardent campaigner for women’s inclusion in politics, tech and every worthwhile aspect of human development, as this goes to prove that women are a force to reckon with.

With Shanty Town, she joins the league of top influential Nigerian and African women in the film production circle which include Mo Abudu, Funke Akindele, Bolanle Austin-Peters amongst others.

 

Eddie Nketiah, an Arsenal striker, scored a thrilling late winner against Manchester United on January 22 to secure Arsenal’s victory and all three points.

In the historic Emirates match, Nketiah scored from close range to secure a spectacular victory and restore the Gunners’ five-point lead atop the standings.

Marcus Rashford, in the first half scored a long-range strike but it didn’t take long before Nketiah leveled for the hosts through a towering header from Granit Xhaka’s cross.

 

Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United : Nketiah

 

Arsenal, brimming with attacking intent throughout the game then took the lead when Bukayo Saka fired into the corner from 20 yards.

Manchester United against oll odds surprisingly drew level from a corner through world cup winner Lisandro Martinez.

As the game entered the final ten minutes, Arsenal kept putting the United rearguard under pressure.

 

Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United : Nketiah

Leandro Trossard came on for his debut in the later stages to bolster the attack.

And the Belgian was involved in the late, late winner. After the ball bounced around in the area, it fell to Nketiah who prodded past for the winner.

The Emirates stadium was quiet as they waited to find out if VAR would rule the goal as offside. But then, the stadium erupted as the goal was given.

 

Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United : Nketiah

 

It was Nketiah’s 13th goal in his last 13 starts at the Emirates – he’s now the leading scorer, for the league leaders.

Arsenal stay top of the Premier League table after 19 matches played, points five ahead of second-placed Manchester City.

 

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Nigerians have been warned not to use the medication known as the Weight Rapid Loss Capsule by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

 

This was stated in a warning given to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, January 22, in Abuja, with alert number 049/2022 and signed by Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of NAFDAC.

Adeyeye stated that the drug has been found to have potential to cause cancer.

 

The NAFDAC boss added that result of laboratory analysis showed that the drug, manufactured by Ingi Oman, contain banned substance “phenolphthalein”, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recognised as unsafe.

 

She added that the capsule, being marketed as “the most effective weight loss supplement” and sold through social media platforms like Instagram, also contain microbial growth above permissible limits.

 

She stated that “phenolphthalein has been found to be toxic to genes, as it can cause damage or mutations in the DNA. Studies have also shown its potential carcinogenic risks.

“NAFDAC implores consumers to stop the purchase and use of the product.

 

“Members of the public in possession of the product should discontinue use or sale, and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.”

 

Adeyeye encouraged healthcare professionals and consumers to report any adverse effect experienced with the use of the product to the nearest NAFDAC office.

 

Consumers are also advised to report adverse effect via pharmacovigilance@nafdac.gov.ng or E-reporting platforms available at www.nafdac.gov.ng.

 

The director-general urged the public to also report any incident concerning the use of the drug via the Med-safety application, which can be downloaded on android and IOS stores.