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Buhari condemns killing of aid workers
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday reacted to the killings of aid workers abducted in the Northern part of the country.
The aid workers were abducted Damasak, Borno State in July and had been held hostage by the insurgents until their death.
In a statement made available by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adeshina, Buhari said he is sad over the incident and empathized with the family and loved ones of the deceased aid workers.
"President @MBuhari condemns the alleged execution of four aid workers by terrorists in North-eastern Nigeria, saying the defeat of evil by good is inevitable, no matter the pyrrhic victory evildoers seem to win.
The President feels saddened by the claimed development and commiserates with the family and loved ones of the aid workers, who had offered themselves to serve humanity at grave risks.
The aid workers had been abducted near Damasak, Borno State, in July, and had been held despite all efforts to secure their release, till their alleged execution.
“Evil will always be defeated by good at the end of the day. Whatever seeming to victory evil records eventually rebounds on the evildoer. We are resolved to beat evil in this land, and we remain unrelenting till we achieve it,” the President said.
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) December 14, 2019
CLAIMED EXECUTION OF AID WORKERS: SOONER THAN LATER, GOOD OVERCOMES EVIL, SAYS PRESIDENT BUHARI
Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman retains UFC Belt
Nigerians dominance on the fight scene continued on Saturday after The Nigerian Nightmare’ Kamaru Usman defeated challenger Colby Covington in the UFC Welterweight Championship to retain his welterweight title.
Kamaru blazed through to a 5th round stoppage win over the American, at the UFC 245 in Las Vegas. The Nigerian broke his opponent’s jaw to coast home to victory.
At the time of the stoppage, one judge had it at 2-2, while one had it 3-1 for Usman, and another 3-1 for Covington, who fell to just his second loss in the promotion.
Miss World Beauty Pageant holds in London
Nigeria’s Nyekachi Douglas on Saturday finished fifth in the 69th 2019 Miss World beauty pageant.
The 2019 edition of the World’s longest-running beauty pageant which held In ExCeL London was won by Jamaican’s Toni-Ann Singh .
To that little girl in St. Thomas, Jamaica and all the girls around the world - please believe in yourself. Please know that you are worthy and capable of achieving your dreams. This crown is not mine but yours. You have a PURPOSE. pic.twitter.com/hV8L6x6Mhi— Toni-Ann Singh (@toniannsingh) December 14, 2019
Singh, 23, born in St Thomas, Jamaica beat 111 other contestants representing different countries. Ophély Mézino from France and Suman Rao from India finished 2nd and 3rd runner up respectively.
On the bright side, Nigerian representative Douglas despite her fifth-place finish won the heearts of many by producing one of the beautiful moments of the event with her reaction when the winner was announced.
Duncan Mighty Arrested in Imo
Contrary to rumours of a kidnap that trended online, The Imo State Police command has confirmed the arrest popular Singer Duncan mighty over an alleged N11m fraud.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the arrest was effected following a petition written by an up and coming artiste, M2.
The statement reads, “This followed a petition written by an upcoming (sic) rap artiste M2, who claimed that the Imo State Government, led by Owelle Rochas Okorocha, through the office of the Special Adviser on Entertainment, entered into a deal with Duncan Mighty to manage, promote, arrange collaboration with other top artistes and signed M2 under Young Wealth record label owned by Duncan Mighty.
"As a result, an agreement was reached with a fee of N11m paid to him. However, since collecting the payment, he refused to fulfill his own part of the deal.
“Sequel to the petition, the artiste was arrested, and he affirmed having such agreement and collecting the fund but said he could only refund the money if the contract was terminated. He was then released on bail on self-recognition.
“Consequently, a letter was received by the representative of the former governor, terminating the contract to enable him to refund the money. Since then, he absconded. And all efforts made to reach him proved abortive.
“In view of the above, a warrant of arrest was issued that led to his arrest in the early hours of this (Saturday) morning.”
Man City Compounds Arsenal’s Woes
Arsenals wait for the right results post- Emery continues after Manchester City on Sunday thrashed the gunners 3-0 to push Arsenal deeper into crisis
Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne produced an outstanding first-half performance, scoring two and assisting Raheem sterling to produce all three first-half goals.
Arsenal caretaker manager, Freddie Ljunberg has now won just one of his five matches in interim charge.
Meanwhile, City despite their win remain 14 points behind leaders Liverpool and will hope for the biggest of miracles to win the premier league title for the third time in a row