Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Rio 2016: Nigeria 0-2 Germany - Nigeria loses semi-final match, to face Honduras in 3rd place match for Bronze medal

Germany has qualified for the finals of the football event at Rio 2016 after demolishing Nigeria 2-0 in the semi-final tonight August 17th.

The Germans scored in the 9th minute through Lukas Klostermann and pressured from then on as the Nigerian defensive line looked shaky and lacked some solidity, if not for the hard work of Troost Ekong at the backline, the African champions would have conceded more goals...
At half time, Germany led Nigeria 1-0  but Nigeria created a few chances in the final 10 minutes to give their opponents something to think about at the break.

The second half started with Samson Siasia not making any change and the team showed some liveliness and more tactical awareness after the break. But after some indecisive play by Nigeria's front line through out the second half, they were made to pay for their blushes by Nils Petersen in the 89th minute after a stunning counter attack that left only Troost Ekong as the defensive cover for Nigeria's goalkeeper. 
Nigeria's players looked distraught at the final whistle but will have some consolation in the fact that they will play Honduras in the third place match for a Bronze medal.
They didn’t have it all their own way but eventually Germany saw off Nigeria and will play Brazil at the MaracanĂ£ in a mouth-watering gold medal match two years on from that famous 7-1 thrashing in the 2014 World Cup.

Congratulations to our Nigerian players, they tried to get this far!

Kaduna state gov, Nasir El Rufai and 1st wife celebrate 31st wedding anniversary

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El Rufai and his first wife, Hadiza, celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary today August 17th. They got married in 1985. Congrats to them.

"We are not ready for any negotiation or dialogue with the Federal govt" - Niger Delta Avengers reacts

In a statement released today by the supposed spokesman for the dialogue group, Ballantyne Agiri, Militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, reportedly agreed to dialogue with the Federal government to find a solution to the lingering crisis in the Niger Delta region. (Read here)

Niger Delta Avengers spokesperson, Brig.Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, has now debunked the report via his Twitter account, insisting that the militant group is not ready for any negotiation or dialogue with the Federal Government. He also encouraged the Nigerian Army and DSS to declared the supposed spokesperson for the 'dialogue group',  Ballantyne Agiri, wanted.

Photos from IBB's 75th birthday prayer/get together

Former Military leader, Ibrahim Babangida turned 75th today August 17th. His son Mohammed led other family members and friends to hold a special prayer for him at his Hilltop mansion in Minna, Niger state.  

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