Nigerian Newspapers: Good day friends! Here are 10 things you need to know about this day – 14/07/2018:
1. SERENA WILLIAMS FAILS TO SET RECORD
Serena Williams failed to make history on Saturday afternoon as she was defeated in the Wimbledon final by Angelique Kerber. Kerber won in straight sets of 6-3 6-3. She will have to wait until the US Open to attempt to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 grand slam titles. For Kerber, she becomes the first German to win Wimbledon since Steffi Graf secured the last of her seven titles in 1996.
2. THE PDP’S SAGA
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has apologised to former President Olusegun Obasanjo for “bad conduct and mistreatment”. The was contained in a statement on Saturday by Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo’s spokesman. He said the party’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus, who led a 21-member delegation of the party’s National Working Committee on a courtesy call on Obasanjo, gave the apology.
3. BUHARI LEAVES NIGERIA FOR NETHERLANDS
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday depart Abuja for the Netherlands to participate in activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), at The Hague. Femi Adesina, his spokesman, in a statement on Saturday, said Buhari is the only world leader invited to deliver a keynote address during the Solemn Hearing to commemorate the anniversary at Courtroom 1 of the ICC’s Headquarters at The Hague.
4. OMO AGEGE RANTS AGAIN
The Senator representing Delta South, Chief Ovie Omo-Agege, has declared that no amount of gang-up can stop President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election next year. Omo-Agege also described proponents of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) as jokes, whose sponsors in the National Assembly would soon be unmasked.
5. PROTEST AGAINST HERDSMEN INSURGENCY
Following the recent killing of over 200 persons and the displacement of over 38, 000 others by suspected herdsmen in eleven villages of Plateau State, indigenes of the state based in the United States of America have staged a peaceful protest to condemn the act. This, they said, is to draw international attention to the genocide happening in the State. The protest took place at various embassies and consulates across the United States.
6. TONYE PRINCEWILL TAKES THE BULL BY THE HORN
Former Governorship Candidate in Rivers state, Tonye Princewill has said he attacked the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi prior to the 2015 election based on unverified reports. Princewill said it was based on unverifiable reports at his possession that Amaechi sold assets belonging to Rivers state.
7. NAPOLI PULLS A STUNT ON MAN.CITY
Manchester City are unlikely to do business with Napoli again, after the Serie A club pulled out of an agreement for midfielder Jorginho, ESPN reports. Jorginho was a top target for Pep Guardiola, but has now joined Chelsea on a five-year deal worth around €60million. However, City believe that the 26-year-old preferred a switch to The Etihad, despite claims from Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis, that he would rather move to London.
8. BUHARI SPEAKS ON CFT AGREEMENT
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will only be signatory to the Continental Free Trade Agreement if the nation’s interests as well as regional and international obligations are balanced. The President reiterated this position at the 2018 Annual General Meeting/25th Anniversary of the African Export-Import Bank held in Abuja on Saturday.
9. BELGIUM ENDS FIFA 2018’S RACE AS 3RD
Belgium finished third at the 2018 World Cup, with a 2-0 win over England on Saturday afternoon. Thomas Meunier opened scoring in the 4th minute, guiding in Nacer Chadli’s cross past Jordan Pickford. However, Roberto Martinez’s men had to wait until the 82nd minute to seal victory. The immaculate Kevin De Bruyne released Eden Hazard, who finished calmly to make it 2-0.
10. TARABA KILLINGS
The police in Taraba on Saturday said it has arrested four persons in connection with the recent killings in Lau Local Government Area of the state. The Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP David Misal, who disclosed this in a statement in Jalingo, confirmed the killing of 17 persons in the attack and torching of several houses by the bandits. He described some media reports which put the casualty figure at 42 and 73, respectively, as untrue.
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