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Charles Ugwuh Kicks Off Imo PDP Youths Football Tournament

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The State Chairman, Peoples Democratic Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State, Engr. Charles C. Ugwuh, OON Saturday, November 7, 2020 kicked off the maiden edition of the Imo PDP Youths Football Championship for youths across the local government areas of the State.

The event, which was held at the standard football field of All Saints Anglican Church, Egbu Owerri, was organized by Party and coordinated by the Office of the State Youth Leader and the State Organizing Committee (SOC) for the championship.

Indeed, Hon. Greg Nwadike GOC, the State Youth Leader, Imo PDP and Mr Kelechi Eke, the SOC Chairman packaged a very good and colorful opening ceremony for the championship.

There was a match passed by the teams from the local government areas. There were displays by Imo PDP Babes of the Office of the State Youth Leader. There was a novelty match between Team Imo PDP Babes, which had Arc Chinomso Odoemenam as Captain and Team Imo PDP Women Leaders, which had Hon. Chief Mrs. Maria Mbakwe as Captain.

There was the opening ceremony match between Team Orlu Zone and Team Owerri, which ended in a 2-2 draw. The two sides comprised real youths of the Party that exhibited real talents in the game of football. It was an entertaining match to signal the commencement of a maiden edition of the championship. Draws for the teams were drawn and teams from the various local government areas paired and matched to trade tackles among themselves in the coming days and weeks.

In addition to the august presence of the State Chairman, Engr. Charles C. Ugwuh, OON, the other members of the State Working Committee, including Sir Martin Ejiogu, State Deputy Chairman; Hon. Nze Ray Emeaña, State Secretary; Nze Sir Law Biaduo, State Organizing Secretary; Mrs. Maria Mbakwe, State Women Leader; Barr. Chibuisi Obido, Assistant State Vice Chairman (Imo West Senatorial District); Hon. Greg Nwadike GOC, State Youth Leader; and Ogubundu Nwadike, State Publicity Secretary.

Also conspicuously present at the opening ceremony were Imo PDP LGA Chairmen. Imo PDP Zonal and LGA Women Leaders.

Significantly, some notable leaders of the Party, very important personalities and dignitaries, including Chief Analyn Nwaneri, High Chief Dr. Summers Vitus Nwokie (Ikuku 1), Hon. Nze Okey Umez-Eronini, Honourable Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, who provided kits for the championship; Chief Onyekachi Amuchie, and many others.

On the whole, the turnout for the opening ceremony was quite impressive. It must have everything to do with the high value and general understanding of the roles of sports, and particularly football, in grooming the lives of youths, who are the indisputable leaders of tomorrow. Sports is one good way for developing talent, character, teamwork, and endurance required for the proper functioning of the youths in the wider society. And sports must be encouraged for youths to properly galvanize and harness their full potentials, and keep them out of anti-social conducts and activities.

Imo PDP has blazed the trail in providing a formal healthy football competition for youths across Imo State. It is believed that the immediate and remote benefits for organizing the championship will be achieved by the time it ends, and going forward.

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Didier Drogba, African Football Legend Divorces Wife

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The legend of Chelsea and Cote d’Ivoire, Didier Drogba, revealed that his ten-year marriage to his Malian wife, Lalla Diakate, is over… after appearing with a mystery woman in an intimate video in bed. In the late 1990s in Paris, Drogba, 42, met Diakate and they married in 2011.

As he sought to protect his loved ones from the limelight, he had previously kept a quiet private life. But after saucy pictures of him and an unknown woman set tongues wagging, he was coerced into making a statement confirming his relationship with Diakate was over. On social media, the images and clips soon went viral. And they revealed the bare-cheeled Blues idol in bed with a young woman who was almost naked.

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He wrote on his Instagram handle, “I’m not in the habit of discussing my private life. “But, because of speculation in the media today, I can confirm that sadly, after 20 years together, Lalla and I took the difficult decision to separate last year. “We remain very close, and our main priorities have been to protect our children and our family’s private life. “May God bless you.”

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55-year-old man arrested for allegedly raping seven teenagers in Jos

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The police in Plateau state have arrested a 55-year-old man, Abdulhamid Sale, pictured above for allegedly raping seven teenagers in Bukuru community of Jos South local government area.

A youth leader in the community, Aliyu Hassan, said the suspect was arrested after one of the mothers of his victim reported the matter to members of the vigilante group in the community.

“The arrest of the suspect came after a report by a mother to one of the victims to the vigilante group in the area that she saw her daughter with a phone and felt that something was wrong.

After a thorough investigation, we found out that the phone was given to the girl by the said Abdulhamid Sale, and further checks revealed that he raped seven girls, mostly 13 years old in Kugiya area of Bukuru, who are mostly hawkers, by luring them with as little as 50 Naira, and small Tecno Phones”Aliyu said

Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Gabriel Ubah, said the suspect is in the custody of the police and would be charged to court as soon as investigation into the matter is concluded.

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#EndSARS: Court stops prosecution of Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Davido, and others

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A High Court in the Federal Capital Territory has stopped the prosecution of Pastor Sam Adeyemi of Daystar Christian Centre, Burna Boy, Davido, Falz, activist Deji Adeyanju and others over the #EndSARS protest. 

The High Court ordered a Magistrate court to immediately stop proceedings and stay action against 50 persons who supported the #EndSARS protests, following a criminal complaint filed by lawyer Kenechuhwu Okeke. 

Okeke in his suit alleged that during the riot,  properties were destroyed and the defendants who promoted the #EndSARS protests must be held responsible for it and also brought to justice.

Justice Bello Kawu who delivered a judgment on the application filed by Activist Deji Adeyanju (one of the defendants) for a judicial review of the substantive matter before the magistrate, said; 

“An order of this honourable court granting leave to the application to issue and serve on the defendant an application for judicial review against the proceedings/direct criminal complaint of Hon. Omolola Tolulope Akindele sitting at Chief Magistrate Court II, Wuse Zone 6 in the suit of Kenechukwu Okeke Vs Deji Adeyanju and 49 others in suit No. CR/49/2020.

“An order of this honourable court, that on the grant of the above orders herein, serve as stay of all proceedings on the direct criminal complaint Omolola Tolulope Akindele sitting at Chief Magistrate Court II, Wuse Zone 6 in the suit of Kenechukwu Okeke Vs Deji Adeyanju and 49 others in suit no. CR/49/2020.

“An order of this honourable court, that on the grant of the above orders herein, same order as granted by the honourable court shall restrain the Nigeria Police Force, 2nd and 3rd defendants from taking any further steps, arresting and or taking any unconstitutional/illegal steps in the form of any guise as it concerns the subject matters whatsoever before this court herein as it concerns all parties in the proceedings.”

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