Woke Soyinka Hale and Hearty

Wole Soyinka

Rumours on many social media sites were that Wole Soyinka had passed on. But this news has been confirmed to be untrue as the Nobel prize winner is hale and hearty.

In fact PM news can confirm that he is presently in Los Angeles, United States, promoting his new book titled  ”Chronicles From the Land of the Happiest People on Earth.” Wole Soyinka says this new latest book is his gift to Nigeria.

Facebook, Messenger, Whatsapp and Instagram are down

Today Monday 4th of October 2021, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger are not accessible. It occured around 4pm Nigerian Monday, 4th October, 2021 and its 9pm now and these apps are still off. 

The management have reported in their Twitter handle that they are working to restore normalcy.

Over 3 billion people worldwide use these services and it must be very frustrating now.

Nigerian President Order’s The lifting of the Ban on Twitter

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Nigerian President in his Independence Day broadcast ordered the conditional lifting of the ban on Twitter only if Twitter meets the following conditions;

  • National Security and Cohesion; Registration, 
  • Physical presence and Representation; 
  • Fair Taxation; 
  • Dispute Resolution; 
  •  Local Content.

President Buhari reinstated why the ban was activated; that many people used the platform  to disseminate fake news and hate speech, he also noted that there were so many legitimate things Twitter was used for such as socialization and business.

It will be interesting to see when and if Twitter meets all the conditions.

However the  president has raised hope that the issues involving the ban of Twitter in Nigeria will soon be resolved.

Ahmed Musa has 98 Caps not 100, Celebrations Delayed

FIFA says Ahmed Musa has played 98 times for Nigeria , Nigerian Football Federation  said 100…., And the winner is… FIFA. 

NFF made the claim after Nigeria’s 2-1 win over Cape Verde in a World cup qualifier played on September 7th. 

Actually, Ahmed Musa had played 100 matches for the Super Eagles but two of those matches were not recognized by FIFA. One was a world cup qualifying game between Nigeria and Algeria in 2018 which ended 1-1, but the match was awarded to Algeria because Nigeria fielded an ineligible player. The second was a friendly against togo in 2017 in which Nigeria won 3-0 but the game was declared unofficial by FIFA.

However the NFF after admitting their error said Ahmed Musa will complete his 100 caps when he features in the home and away matches against the Central African Republic in October.

Bandits invade Nigeria Defence Academy in Kaduna

Reports from major Nigerian newspapers have it that gunmen in military uniform invaded the Nigerian Defence Academy in Afaka Kaduna.  Two soldiers were killed and one was kidnapped.

The following facts have emerged so far;

1.That the bandits invaded the defence Academy at about 1am on Tuesday night.

2. That the soldiers on guard were caught unawares.

3. That the bandits wore military uniform

4. That the bandits attacked the military institution from several directions

5. That two soldiers were killed and one kidnapped. 

6. The military are on the trail of the attackers and they would soon be apprehended.

EURO 2020: its Denmark vs England semifinal

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Results

ClubGoalsOutcome
Czech Republic1Loss
Denmark2Win

Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
July 3, 2021 6:00 pm Euro 2020 fixtures Euro 2020 Quarter Finals

Ground

Baki Olimpiya Stadionu

Denmark continued with their winning streak as they defeated the strong Czech Republic by 2 goals to 1. Denmark opened scoring in the fifth minute when Thomas Delancy headed home. Kasper Dolberg then doubled the advantage as he volleyed home in the 42nd minute. Czech pulled one Back but it wasn’t enough.

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Results

ClubGoalsOutcome
Ukraine0Loss
England4Win

Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
July 3, 2021 8:00 pm Euro 2020 fixtures Euro 2020 Quarter Finals

Ground

Olimpico in Rome

England on the other hand trashed sorry Ukarine 4-0. Ukarine just gave up on England, they were just too good for them.

England will be waiting for Denmark in the semifinals.