The Zamfara Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended Gov. Bello Matawalle over his strategies to address the security challenges facing the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the State Working Committee of the party met with Matawalle on Wednesday to fine-tune strategies that would ensure the party’s victory in the 2023 general elections.
Speaking at the meeting, the APC State Chairman, Alhaji Tukur Danfulani, expressed confidence that it would be victorious in next year’s polls.
Danfulani noted that the party has gained grounds because the governor has impacted the lives of the people positively.
He praised the governor for reconciling the party with aggrieved members.
He described the move as key at ensuring that the party was united and enhancing its chances of success.
Danfulani said that the security measures initiated by the governor would in turn encourage the electorate to participate in the 2023 polls.
He said that the party would support all government’s policies.
Receiving the party leadership, Matawalle lauded the members for supporting his administration.
He hailed the party leaders for the successes being recorded by the party which, he said, had become the envy of the opposition.
“My administration is anchored on the support, cooperation and prayers of the good people of Zamfara and the exceptional leadership style being demonstrated by the APC leaders in the state.
“I urge you not to relent, we should continue to work hard to ensure the victory of the party in the 2023 general elections,“ Matawalle said.
President Muhammadu Buhari will visit Imo on Sept. 13 to inaugurate projects completed by the Gov. Hope Uzodimma -led government.
Imo Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Declan Emelumba, disclosed this on Wednesday in Owerri while speaking with newsmen after the weekly meeting of the State Executive Council.
He said that among the projects the president would inaugurate were the 36km Owerri-Orlu dual carriage way, the first phase of the 53km Owerri-Okigwe dual carriage road and the reconstructed Imo House of Assembly complex.
“The assembly complex has been refurbished and re-equipped with state-of-the art equipment and furniture that have brought it to a world class standard and in fact, the best in Nigeria today.
“The two signature roads have made a difference in the economic development of the state, cutting across over seven local government areas.
They qualify among the best in Nigeria and anywhere in the world,” he said.
The Commissioner for Works, Mr Ralph Nwosu, has confirmed that the roads were ready for inauguration.
“The roads are ready.
Everything is in place and the state is good to go “, he said.
Liverpool, Champions League runners-up last season, suffered a shock 4-1 defeat by Napoli in their opening Group A game at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Wednesday.
The Italian side were magnificent in the opening 45 minutes, going in 3-0 up at the break having opened up a woeful Liverpool defence at will.
Juergen Klopp’s team looked nothing like the side that reached the final last season, disorganised at the back and lacking any edge in midfield or attack.
Napoli have now beaten Liverpool on all three occassions they have hosted them in the competition’s group stage.
Luciano Spalletti’s side will now feel they have a real chance of getting out of a group that also features Ajax and Rangers.
Napoli were quick out of the blocks with Victor Osimhen hitting the post in the second minute and three minutes later they grabbed the lead.
This was when James Milner handled in the box and Piotr Zielinski converted the penalty.
Napoli were opening up Liverpool with ease and were awarded a second penalty when a VAR review ruled that Osimhen had been brought down by Virgil van Dijk. The Napoli forward opted to take the kick himself but his effort was saved by Alisson Becker.
Van Dijk had to clear off the line to keep out an effort by the outstanding Khvicha Kvaratskhelia after Osimhen had robbed a struggling Joe Gomez.
Gomez lost out again leading to the second goal when Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa played a quick one-two with Zielinski and slotted in off the inside of the post.
Liverpool had a brief spell of pressure, Van Dijk forcing a save out of Napoli keeper Alex Meret with a header and Harvey Elliott putting the ball wide from close range at the back post.
But Napoli were devastating in possession and substitute Giovanni Simeone made it 3-0 just before the break.
He slotted home after Kvaratskhelia had beaten Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez before slipping the ball across.
Liverpool replaced Gomez with Joel Matip but within two minutes of the restart Napoli went 4-0 up.
Simeone found Zielinksi and the Pole’s shot was blocked by Alisson before he reacted sharply to poke the ball home.
Klopp’s side pulled a goal back two minutes later thanks to a fine curling shot from Luis Diaz but there was no way back for the English side.
“We were miles too open.
You can’t come to a place like this and not be compact.
They were by miles the better team,” said Liverpool left back Andy Robertson.
“Too many times they had spaces to run at us and cause us problems.
You come away in the Champions League and you can’t be wide open like that.
“We have to get back to basics and be compact,” he added.
“We have to wake up and quickly because we can’t perform like that.
” For Napoli it was time to dream of more to come.
“It was almost the perfect match.
We don’t know how far we can go from here,” said Zielinski.
Francisco Luz, the Consul General of Brazil in Lagos has said that his country plays a significant role in the world’s food and energy security.
According to him, this is because Brazil is one of the world’s largest exporters of agricultural products such as soybeans, maize, coffee, cotton, poultry, beef, and sugar.
Luz said this on Wednesday night at a reception organised by the Consulate to commemorate 200 years of Brazil’s independence from Portugal.
The consul general pointed to Brazil’s industrialised economy, its competitiveness in the software, construction, medical equipment, aviation, automobile, and technology sectors.
He also pointed out that his country is rich in natural resources, some of which are oil and gas.
“Today, Brazil is among the top 10 largest economies in the world, with a population of more than 215 million people, ranking 7th in the world, in a territory of continental proportions,” he said.
Speaking on Brazil’s diverse culture, Luz noted that three ethnical elements – the natives, the Portuguese, and the Africans formed the basis of the country’s initial national identity.
He further said that by receiving immigrants from almost all over the world, the country became the cultural and ethnic melting pot it has become today.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the commemorative event treated friends of Brazil to samples of Brazilian cuisine, music, and rich cultural performances.
Bayern Munich’s Leroy Sane scored one goal and forced an own goal by Inter Milan as they beat the Italian side 2-0 away in their Champions League Group C opener on Wednesday.
Germany international Sane superbly controlled a pinpoint Joshua Kimmich cross before rounding Inter keeper Andre Onana, who was making his debut for the club, to give Bayern the lead in the 25th minute.
Sane also deserved a lot of credit for their second goal.
This was after he dismantled the Inter defence with a lightning-quick double one-two with Kingsley Coman in the 66th minute before his shot was turned into the net by Inter Milan captain Danilo D’Ambrosio.
Bayern, who bounced back following two consecutive draws in the Bundesliga, host Barcelona next week.
While Inter Milan, who have now lost their last two matches following their derby loss to AC Milan on Saturday, take on Viktoria Plzen in the other group match.