Okowa gives $50, 000 to Super Eagles

DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday, redeemed his pledge of $25, 000 dollars per goal scored by the Super Eagles in their African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against the Bafana Bafana football club of South Africa. In the football encounter which took place at the weekend in Johannesburg, South Africa, the match ended 1-1 with the Super Eagles qualifying for the championship billed to hold in Cameroon in 2019. At a state banquet yesterday held in honour of the Super Eagles at Government House, Asaba, Governor Okowa disclosed that though, the match ended 1-1, he saw the Super Eagles scoring more than one goal. Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd left); President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Pinnick (left) and Nigeria Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa, during the International Friendly Match between the Nigeria Super Eagles and Uganda, at Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba. As a state government, we did made a promise that we will give 25, 000 dollars per goal in the AFCON qualifying match in South Africa; in my mind, I know we scored two goals, not one goal, because the second goal was wrongly disallowed, so, we will fulfil our promise with what we saw, not with what was announced by the referee,” the governor said. Governor Okowa disclosed that the camping of the Super Eagles in Asaba was a blessing in several ways. The Super Eagles trained at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba from where they departed through the Asaba International Airport to South Africa. Shortly before their departure, Governor Okowa promised to reward them with the sum of $25, 000 for every goal scored which motivated the Super Eagles to qualify for the continental championship. According to him, “we are very happy that you left for South Africa from Asaba because you enabled us to witness the first international flight from the Asaba International Airport; I am truly excited this evening that we are hosting our dear Super Eagles[…]

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TBoss calls out NEPA for sending her monthly bill of N95,000

Nigerians have at one time or another taken to social media to voice out their frustrations about the activities of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). Majority are of the opinion that these organisation fails to provide uninterrupted power supply that would help boost their businesses but derive so much pleasure in dishing out crazy bills at the end of the month. Such was the case of controversial Big Brother Naija 2017 reality star, Tokunbo Idowu popularly known as TBoss. She called out the power holding sector on Instagram. TBoss shared a picture of the outrageous bill with the caption: “nepa bill for just one month and I’ve barely even been home. It’s obvious that you all are crazy.”

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Dalung motivates Falconets with $10,000 to beat China at the U-20 World Cup

– Solomon Dalung promises the Nigerian U-20 Women’s team $10,000 bonus – The Falconets will take on China in a crucial Group D fixture at the World Cup – Nigeria are leading their Asian opponent with a superior goal-difference Minister for sports, Solomon Dalung, has pledged to give the Nigerian U-20 team a bonus of $10,000 if they beat China in their final group game at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, Completesports reports. The Falconets must avoid defeat to China if they are to reach the quarter-finals of the competition for the seventh time in nine editions. The team are currently second in Group D with three points from two games with a superior goal-difference over their opponent. “I believe that the Falconets have been well motivated for Monday’s game against China and I’ve been assured by the players that they will play out their hearts to get a quarter final ticket,” Dalung said in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media. “The U-20 Women’s team have been in the final in 2010 and 2014 and I know that you all will work hard to repeat that success in 2018. “Like I earlier promised, all your entitlements will be offset soon but you will get a personal token of $10,000 from me if you beat China on Monday. “As a country, we have identified our areas of strength and comparative advantage of which women’s football is one of them and we will need to invest more in it. “On behalf of the His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari and the good people of Nigeria, I wish you a successful outing against China on Monday.” It reported that the Falconets defeated Haiti in their second Group D match at the ongoing FIFA U-20 tournament going on in France. The encounter decided at Saint Malo saw Falconets captain Rasheedat Ajibade score the only goal of the match in the 38th minute from the spot to hand Nigeria all three[…]

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