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Rohr Predicts Difficult Game

Rohr Predicts Difficult Game

Rohr Predicts Difficult Game

Rohr predicts difficult game against Cape Verde as 10 Nigeria stars out of tie

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has expressed concerns over his depleted squad ahead of their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde.

The Eagles began their campaign for World Cup ticket with a 2-0 victory over Liberia last Friday in Lagos and are billed to play Cape Verde in the second round on Tuesday (today).

10 players in the Rohr’s team that executed the Liberia game have not travelled with the rest of the team to Cape Verde due to some COVID-19 rules.

Among the 10 are seven UK-based players who could not go because of UK government’s rule that individuals who travel to “red zones” — which Cape Verde falls into — must quarantine for 10 days upon return.

Serie A defender, Ola Aina, also did not travel with the squad to Mindelo, and returned to Italy instead. Tyrone Ebuehi and Samuel Kalu have also been forced out after reportedly testing positive for COVID-19.

Rohr will be fielding the players left in their unusual position as most players will be making a rare start, but the coach believes his side can score and win.

“They like to play quickly forward, they have very good strikers, they have these wonderful players Mendes and Tavares, who played in France also, so we know them. They have very good offensive players,” said Rohr

“They are playing very often with three in the back, we know that they like to come back to be sure that they don’t concede, but we have our tactics to score a goal and to win the match.

“That is what we want to do, we know that it is not easy especially with this handicap of 10 players missing and two days less of recovery, but it will be a challenge.

“We have to show fighting spirit with good technical football like we always do,” he added

Meanwhile, Air Peace chairman, Allen Onyema, has promised the team N20m if they defeat Cape Verde in today’s fixture.

The kick-off time for the Super Eagles clash against Cape Verde is 5:00p.m.

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TCN Restores National Grid

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced the restoration of the national grid after its partial collapse on Monday.

This was made known by Mrs Ndidi Mbah, TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs in a statement in Abuja.

Mbah said that the national grid experienced partial system disturbance at about 10.51 am, as a result of a sudden drop in system frequency, which created system instability.

She said that the restoration of the affected grid commenced immediately at 11.55 am with Osogbo/Ihovbor, followed by Jebba/Osogbo, Kainji/Jebba, Benin/Onitsha, Shiroro/Kaduna, Shiroro/Katampe and Alaoji/Ikot-Ekpene.

Others are Lokoja/Gwagwalada, Odukpani/Ikot Ekpene, Benin/Omotosho, Oke-Aro/Ikeja west, Egbin/Oke-Aro and Kaduna/Kano.

She said the grid restoration has almost been completed, adding that the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) regrets any inconveniences caused.

Mbah said NESI appreciated the understanding of electricity customers within and outside the country.

According to her, NESI is committed to leveraging the concerted interventions instituted so far to enhance power supply reliability so that the issue of system disturbance will soon become outdated.

She said the National Control Centre would launch a full-scale investigation “to establish and ascertain the cause of the partial disturbance as this unwholesome event has resulted in aggregated generation loss.

 

 

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Chukwudi Ajaegbu, 35, Arraigned For $11,000 Fraud

A 35-year-old importer, Chukwudi Ajaegbu, has been arraigned before the Ogba Magistrate’s Court for allegedly obtaining $11,000 fraudulently from one Austine Ukaoha in the Ikeja area of Lagos State.

Ajaegbu appeared before Magistrate F.M. Onamusi on a three count charge.

The defendant, with others at large, were said to have conspired to commit felony, to wit stealing, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria 2015.

According to the police, sometime in 2010 on Bread Fraint Street, in the Balogun area of Lagos, the defendant, with others at large, conspired among themselves to obtain the sum under false pretences.

The charges read in part, “That you, Chukwudi Ajaegbu, on the same date, time and place, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did fraudulently obtain the sum of $11,000 from one Austine Ukaoha, under the pretence of importing goods from China, the presentation known to be false, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 314 (3) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria 2015.”

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Magistrate Onamusi adjourned the matter till December 7, 2022.

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2023: NBC Tasks Broadcasters On Professionalism

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has tasked broadcasters to handle political campaigns with professionalism.

The director-general of NBC, Balarabe Ilelah said this on Monday at a multi-stakeholders dialogue held in Abuja.

As campaigns for the 2023 elections are set to begin on September 28, Ilelah asked broadcasters to ensure not to allow hate speech or fake news on their platforms.

“This is in addition to ensuring equity in airtime allocation and coverage of political parties’ activities, particularly during prime times,” he said.

“It is also the time for you to make money from political adverts and campaigns, but ensure that this is done within the ambit of law.

“Broadcasters are also required to handle live political rallies with care and due professionalism. This is in addition to studio-based live political interviews/broadcasts. Because of the sensitivities of such programmes, broadcasters are advised to install delay mechanisms.

“Remember that broadcast stations are held responsible for any breach. The stations shall, therefore, assume and accept editorial responsibility”, he added.

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