uper Falcons’ Captain Asisat Oshoala has been crowned as the 2019 African Women’s Player of the Year.
The Nigerian forward was announced as the best African female footballer of the year on Tuesday at the 2019 CAF Awards ceremony in Egypt.
Oshoala, who plays for Spanish side Barcelona, beat Ajara Nchout of Cameroon and South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana, who was crowned in Senegal last year to claim the title.
It is the fourth time the 25-year-old is being crowned the best African female footballer.
She won the award in 2014, 2016 and 2017, and was also among the final three in 2018 but lost to her South African rival Kgatlana.
Shortly after she was announced as the winner, Oshoala took to Twitter to thank her family and friends, as well as her fans and colleagues locally and internationally for their support.
Rivers state: police arrest gang members who killed kidnap victim after collecting ransom
Operatives of the Anti-kidnapping team of the Rivers State Police Command has discovered the decomposed body of one 38 year old Dinebari Gospel Eriba, an indigene of Gokana Local Government Area who was abducted by gunmen on the 15th of May 2020 at Woji, Obio-Akor Local Government Area.
The deceased was found in a forest in Alesa, Eleme Local Government Area.
We gathered that the late Dinebari Gospel Eriba was tied to a tree and left to die even after his brother had paid a ransom for his release.
Police operatives in a follow up arrested two suspects, Osundu Uchendu and Amebulem Amos said to be among the five-man gang that kidnapped and killed Mr Ereba in the forest.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO; Mr Nnamdi Omoni, while addressing journalists, said efforts were on to arrest the fleeing members of the gang while investigation is ongoing.
One of the suspects, Osundu Uchendu, a 25-year-old, who confessed to the crime said he joined the gang as a result of hardship, adding that he received thirty thousand naira from the ransom paid.
Edo 2020: PDP meets to review strategy, says it is set to return to Osadebe House
The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) National Campaign Council for Edo governorship election says the party is confident of electoral victory for Governor Godwin Obaseki.
According to the Campaign Council, the Edo electorate are desirous to consolidate the democratic gains the various elective representatives of the party have provided for them.
This resolve was announced shortly after the inaugural meeting of the council that held behind closed doors in Port Harcourt.
The meeting was presided over by the chairman of the national campaign council, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.
Those who attended the meeting were the governors of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Mankinde, other members of the national campaign council, chairmen and secretaries of all the sub-committees of Edo 2020.
Briefing newsmen after the meeting, Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said the meeting adopted the best strategies to retain what rightly belongs to PDP. Governor Fintiri who is also the deputy Chairman of the campaign council said they would leave no stone unturned in working with Edo people to deepen democracy.”The election is already on the table for PDP.
We have a sellable candidate, who is Governor Godwin obaseki. Nigerians are moving forward with democracy and we have to deepen it together.”Technically, Edo is a PDP state because in the last election of 2019, we actually won all the elections.
So, it is not coming as a surprise that Governor Obaseki has to shift his ground from APC to join us.”Now, we are putting all the forces together, and there is nothing that’s left behind.
” Edo is completely a PDP state and we are going in there to win the election,” he said.Also speaking, Chairman of the Publicity Committee, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi said the Edo people are convinced that Governor Obaseki is the best candidate in the governorship race.
He explained that the national campaign council has given the state campaign council all the needed support that would ensure total victory for PDP. “Those of us from Edo state are very clear in our minds that our candidate, Governor Obaseki is definitely the best candidate that can deliver and sustain the PDP ticket and also take the flag of the party to Osadebe House.
“For the South-South, it is a great challenge and honour to ensure that the six states in the zone belong to PDP. So, every support has been pledged by the leadership of the party; the governors, members of BOT, the national working committee. They are committed to ensuring that the flag of PDP will continue to fly in Government House,” he said.
Since the inauguration of the 77 member National Campaign Council by the National Working Committee of the PDP on the 7th of July, 2020 in Abuja, this is the first meeting of the council to work out strategies that will ensure victory on September 19th ,2020 in the Edo State governorship election.
News2 months ago
Gunmen invade cemetery, exhume, move away with body of Rivers council boss who died of COVID-19
Business9 months ago
NDDC BOARD: SENATOR PETER NWAOBOSHI AND OTHER SENATORS SCREEN NOMINEES
News5 months ago
How Two Secondary School Students Sold Their Colleagues To Ritualists In Ogun State