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Thursday, July 30, 2015

The 5 Wealthiest Soccer Players in the English Premier League

Chelsea celebrate after winning the Premier League
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It wasn’t too long ago we were expressing our jealousy over those individuals who were fortunate enough to play professional soccer. Not only are these guys in ridiculously good shape, but to groups of people all around the world, they are more than just athletes — they are heroes. They are revered, admired, and loved beyond words. It’s because of this crazy devotion, pro footballers become extremely valuable to their organizations. And we all know what comes with value: Money.
If you are one of the top soccer players, in one of the world’s biggest leagues, you can easily find yourself among the richest athletes on the planet. Now, with there being so many high level and competitive leagues in the world of pro soccer, there is always constant debates over which one is the best. Depending on who you ask, you’re bound to get different answers. Still, everyone knows the power that comes with the English Premier League. Not to mention the majority of team owners who are willing to open up their wallets to get the best players; which is why some of these superstars are worth a boatload of money. The numbers back this up.
With the English Premier League set to get underway on August 8, Wealth-X decided it was only appropriate to compile a list of the wealthiest players on the pitch. After browsing the data, we came away fairly shocked. We knew players in the Premier League were rich. We just didn’t know some of them were THAT rich. Therefore, we thought it’d be best if you took a look for yourselves.
As you brace yourselves to be immensely jealous, here’s a look at the five wealthiest soccer players in the English Premier League.

Nigerian Woman stabs robber to death in self defense

A middle-aged woman is currently recuperating in a Lagos hospital, after robbers stormed her rented apartment on the Lagos Island, during which she stabbed one of the assailants to death.
It was learnt that the woman, identified simply as Adenike, and her family were attacked on Tuesday at about 2am on Eyin Iga Street. It was gathered that the robbers, who were armed with knives and cutlasses, reportedly gained entrance into the house after damaging the gates.
It was also learnt that when the robbers got to Adenike’s apartment, a struggle ensued between Adenike and one of the robbers, identified as Quadri Iginla, who cut her with a knife. Adenike was said to have wrenched the knife from Iginla, and stabbed him in the stomach.
The robbery suspect reportedly lost balance and fell off from the two-storey building. Neighbours, who learnt of the robbery, were said to have alerted the police at the Adeniji Adele Division.
The other suspected robbers reportedly escaped after the police got to the area. The policemen were said to have rushed Iginla, who was unconscious, to the Lagos Island General Hospital, while Adenike was also taken by her family to a private hospital.
Unfortunately,  Iginla died in the hospital.
Adenike’s husband, who declined to give his name, said the robbers injured his wife.
He said,
A police source said that Iginla was not attended to at the general hospital for lack of a vacant bed.
He added that the robbery suspect died at a health center on the Adeniji Adele Road.
He said:
A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that Iginla’s girlfriend showed up at the police station, and wanted to know where he was being treated.
He said,
“No one in the area knew the identity of the robber. His girlfriend showed up at the station, and was asking the police to let her stay with him, but they did not allow her.”
The knife has since been recovered, while the case had been transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation. 
“We cannot confirm the number of the robbers. They entered my apartment at about 2am. One of them injured my wife in the hand and there was a struggle. As this went on, other people called the police and a patrol van was sent to our street. “The robbers quickly fled from the house. One of them, who had sustained a knife injury, fell off the staircases. The policemen took him to a hospital for treatment.”
“The police patrol team responded to a distress call on the street at about 2.30am. A male robbery suspect, Iginla, was found injured. The suspect and others, who are still at large, allegedly entered Adenike’s room. While making away with possessions, the woman overpowered one of them, and stabbed him in the stomach. “She was also injured in the hand. During the struggle, others escaped, but the robber fell off the building. The police took the suspect and the victim to the hospital.”


Today 40 years ago....Murtala Mohammed became head of state

Murtala-Mohammed-jide-saluOn July 30, 1975, exactly forty years ago, Murtala Mohammed became Nigeria’s head of state. His was an administration full of promise that was however cut short less than a year later when he was felled by an assassin’s bullet. Here are a few infographics depicting Murtala Mohammed’s life and the legacy that lives on forty years later.
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ANTI GAY ISRAEL : Six stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride in ‘repeat attack’

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An ultra-Orthodox Jew allegedly stabbed six Gay Pride marchers in Jerusalem Thursday, gravely wounding one of them, just weeks after completing a 10-year sentence for a similar attack, police and medics said.
The assault occurred in Jerusalem’s city centre, with witnesses describing terrifying scenes of an assailant, dressed in ultra-Orthodox garb, storming the parade with a knife.The man was quickly arrested amid pandemonium at the scene, but the parade and its hundreds of marchers pushed ahead defiantly afterwards, even with blood on the road.A police spokesman identified the suspect as Yishai Shlissel, who was released from jail three weeks ago after having served his sentence for wounding three marchers in an attack in 2005.Media reported that Shlissel had posted a letter on the Internet speaking of the “abomination” of a Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem.Television also broadcast extracts of an interview that he was said to have given to a radio station about 10 days ago in which he said “the fight continues against those who defile” God.With questions being raised over whether authorities had adequately protected the march, a police spokesman said a large deployment had been assigned to the event.One of the victims, a woman, was in “very serious condition,” while two others were less seriously wounded, according to Magen David Adom, the Jewish equivalent of the Red Cross. Three others were lightly hurt.At least two of those attacked were said to be men.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu swiftly condemned the attack as “a despicable hate crime”.“In Israel everyone, including the gay community, has the right to live in peace, and we will defend that right,” Netanyahu said in a statement.Israel’s two chief rabbis also strongly condemned the incident, and the premier said he welcomed the “religious leadership’s condemnation of this terrible crime” and called “on all those in positions of leadership to denounce this contemptible act.”– 2009 attack –One woman, who was in a nearby grocery store when the attack occurred, spoke of a chaotic scene.“All of a sudden, somebody came in and screamed, ‘Somebody has a knife and is stabbing some people!'” said Sharon Liebman, 51.“I saw three people on the ground, two males and a female.”She said the men appeared less seriously wounded than the woman, who was “bleeding profusely.”Michael Rosner, 22, who had come from London for the parade, said “I saw the guy with the knife running. I saw the blood on the pavement.”After police arrested the assailant, marchers carried on through streets decked with rainbow flags to a park where a party was planned for the evening.One leader of the gay community in the city, Tom King, denounced “the hate campaign in Jerusalem” and accused officials of doing little to counter it, while saying he hoped the attack would galvanise authorities into action.Hundreds of police had been deployed to prevent violence breaking out in the highly conservative city during the annual march.In past years, ultra-Orthodox protesters have gathered in their Mea Shearim bastion to denounce homosexuality.Organisers of Thursday’s march avoided ultra-Orthodox districts to try to avoid incidents.Israel’s homosexual community was plunged into grief in 2009 when a gunman attacked a centre for young gays in Tel Aviv killing two people and wounding some 15 others.That assailant has never been apprehended.Israel is widely seen as having liberal gay rights policies, despite the ultra-Orthodox hostility towards homosexuals, particularly men.The Jewish state repealed a ban on consensual same-sex sexual acts in 1988.

Africans and Europeans with tears and anger protest on the streets of Vienna, Austria over the controversial death of Nigerian Kingsley Echeta in police custody

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Africans and Europeans with tears and anger protest on the streets of Vienna, Austria over the controversial death of Nigerian Kingsley Echeta in police custody – just a few hours after he was arrested – and biased and provocative media reports without investigation.

Speeches, chants and the way they were delivered had powerful and heartbreaking messages – so touching and sorrowful, especially regarding how Africans are seen and treated in the world.

The fiancée of Kingsley tried to address the crowd at the front of the court/prison in Landesgerichtsstraße where she had been told on Thursday that Kingsley had been released to go home when actually he had died on Tuesday. However, emotion failed her as tears could not allow her speak.

Nigerian Governors We Don’t Know How Much We Owe WAEC

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State governments are owing the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) fees because of their inability to ascertain the exact amount of money involved in the registration of students they sponsored.
The chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Governor Abdulazeez Yari of Zamfara state, said this in an interview with State House journalists yesterday.
WAEC Head of Nigeria National Office Charles Eguridu had on Monday said the council was on the verge of bankruptcy due to nonpayment of N4 billion entry fees for government-sponsored candidates for the May/June 2015 WASCE by 19 states.
But Yari, who confessed that his state was among the debtors, cited a mix up, saying the affected states had to verify the figure involved before payment.
“You see, including my own state, we’re in that trouble. But the reason we’re in that trouble is because we cannot ascertain the exact figure, which one is for the public, which one is for the private. It is a mix up,” he said.
“The first primary to be charged I think is the salaries. If the states cannot pay salaries, how much more about other secondary expenses? There is no surprise that some states cannot be able to do that, to pay their dues,” Yari said.

EFCC set to probe Akpobolokemi, Former director-General, NIMASA

EFCC set to probe ex-NIMASA boss, others
EFCC set to probe ex-NIMASA boss, others
Akpobolokemi, Former director-General, NIMASA


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) looks set to probe the more than four-year tenure of the former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi.
Already, some officials of the agency were said to have stormed NIMASA’s Procurement Department, where they have been since last Monday, scrutinising some financial transactions and other classified documents.
It was gathered from highly reliable sources that some officials of NIMASA in sensitive units have been undergoing some grilling in the hands of EFCC personnel.
Meanwhile, the sacked Director General, Akpobolokemi and NIMASA’s Director of Shipping Development, Captain Warredi Enisuoh, were asked by the anti-graft body to appear before it yesterday to explain their roles in the agency’s alleged questionable spending.
Recall that on the eve of the last general election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) had accused the leadership of the agency of sponsoring many of the hate campaigns in the media against the party and its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.
Consequently, the party, which had described NIMASA as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ATM, was at a press conference handed a 21-day ultimatum by Akpobolokemi to withdraw the allegation, a threat APC bluffed but rather urged him to proceed to the law courts, where it would prove its case with documents.
Meanwhile, with the emergence of former Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Haruna Baba Jauro as acting Director General of the agency, some changes have been effected in some departments.
In the Public Relations Department, for example, Hajia Lami Tumaka has taken over from Isichei Osamgbi, who has held sway in the past two years as Deputy Director, Public Relations (DDPR).
Tumaka, a Deputy Director, had handed over to same Osamgbi when she was relieved of her headship of the department.
The former DG, Akpobolokemi, had, Tuesday, July 21, handed over to the agency’s Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, Barrister Calistus Nwabueze Obi, a development that sparked a big protest among the other two most senior officers, all executive directors.
Immediately after the handover, the agency’s former Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Jauro, was said to have formally lodged a protest against Akpobolokemi at the Ministry of Transport and Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, claiming that he was the rightful person to be handed over to and not Obi.
The protest led to the reversal of the appointment as Jauro was on Friday, July 24, announced as the Acting Director General of NIMASA.

Major General Olukolade forced to resign as FOSSRA Chairman

Olukolade resigns as FOSSRA Chairman
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Retiring Director of Defence Information and Chairman of Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA), Major General Chris Olukolade, has handed over leadership of FOSSRA to the Director of Information, Nigeria Navy, Commodore Kabiru Aliyu.A news release issued by the forum after its monthly meeting, held yesterday in Abuja, said Olukolade formally informed his colleagues about his retirement, having reached his retirement age.According to him, he ought to have left the service since November 2014, when he applied for voluntary retirement but was not obliged by the Army Council, which extended his stay in the service on the grounds that it was not proper for him to go at that time.Olukolade thanked members of the forum and their agencies for the support and understanding accorded him while he chaired the forum since its formation in 2013, as he solicited the same measure of support for his successor, while reminding them of the core essence of the forum, which is to deepen the collaboration and understanding among the security and response agencies in information management and communication.In his acceptance remark, new chairman of the forum, Commodore Aliyu, extolled the sterling leadership qualities of the retiring General, which, according to him, was the pillar behind the successes recorded by the forum. Aliyu assured the former Olukolade of his determination to carry on from where he stopped and to even strive to move the forum to another level.