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In continuation of the process for the setting  up of a Real Madrid Academy in Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Monday toured training facilities of Real Madrid Football Club.

 The governor  met with officials of the club,  Football Megastar, Cristano Ronaldo  and Real Madrid Captain, Sergio Ramos  where further modalities were discussed.
 Governor Wike was accompanied on the inspection tour by the State Commissioner of Sports, Mr Boma Iyaye and Former Nigerian International, Adokiye Amiesimaka.

Vice President of Interact Sports, Mr Kazma and officials of Real Madrid led Governor Wike and his entourage on a guided tour of the Real Madrid Training Facility.
 In the meeting with Real Madrid Stars, Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos, Governor Wike said that the objective  of setting up  the Real Madrid Academy in Rivers State is to develop stars that would rule the world in the nearest future

" We are using football  as one of the key empowerment programmes for the next generation. …

Rivers Government To Encourage 20,000 Youths With Loans.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his administration will encourage youths to embrace agriculture through the provision of necessary loan facilities.
 Speaking during the celebration of this year's World Food Day in Port Harcourt on Monday, Governor Wike said that his administration is partnering with the Central Bank of Nigeria  (CBN) to ensure that 10,000 youths between the ages of 18 and 35 access the agriculture loans.

Represented by the Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Sir Kenneth Kobani, the governor noted that another 10,000 youths will be empowered through a partnership arrangement with Siat Nigeria Limited.

He said: "As a government, we will continue to encourage our people to go into agriculture and exploit the opportunities of agriculture.

"We will continue to support ventures and give facilities to our youths for agricultural purposes.  This is to ensure that farming is made profitable across the state ".

The governor said…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Speak Against Corruption In Churches.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Kingdom Summit 2017 of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG blamed churches for not speaking against corruption.

Mr. Osinbajo, who was at the Kings Court Parish, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Sunday, remarked that corruption in the country still existed because the church had failed to speak against. They failed to speak against graft simply because those involved in graft had relationships with them. He urged Christians against putting tribe above other things.

He also advised the faithful to avoid divisive issues as much as they did to foolish disputes. He added that it was wrong to seek vengeance as the gospel did not give Christians the power to harbour hatred.

According to him, when the disciple, Stephen, was killed, if the Apostles had retaliated, there would not have been the gospel. The gospel of the Lord says you must overcome evil with good.

But he warned that the strategic position God had placed the leaders would be meaningless if the…

Trial Resumes Today As Nnamdi Kanu,s Whereabouts Is Unknown.

Will Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) be in court today for his trial?Nobody could give the answer to this question last night.

He is facing treason charges along with some members of his group but has not been seen since September 24th when some security agents entered his Afaraukwu, Umuahia home-

 Kanu was granted bail on health grounds with Senator Enyinaya Abaribe as one of his sureties. Kanu’s lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor, told AFP: “Only the army can tell us where he is. Either they arrested him or they killed him. If he is alive, they should bring him to the court Today.

Justice ministry spokesman Salihu Othman Isah said whether the trial would go ahead would depend on Kanu’s appearance and the judge. I can’t tell you specifically what will happen,” he added.
Kanu was first arrested in October 2015 and held in custody until April.

Source: The Nation.

Thousands Are Fleeing Puerto Rico. And Don't Know If They Will Ever Return.

Deborah Drahus Capo knew she’d have to leave Puerto Rico the moment she emerged from the bathroom where she had holed up throughout Hurricane Maria last month.

For eight hours straight, the San Juan-based attorney had listened to the wind “howling like a monster,” waiting for the windows in her apartment to break. When the storm subsided, the streets in her neighborhood were blocked with debris and the supermarkets were empty. Her daughter’s house nearby had been flooded. There was no electricity or running water.

Ten days after the storm devastated the island, Drahus Capo boarded a flight to Florida with her daughter and granddaughter in tow. For now, they’re staying at a friend’s home in Miami.

“It’s like they pulled the rug out from under me: I had my life, my clients, and all of a sudden I’m on plane to Miami,” she told HuffPost last week. “What do I plan on doing? I don’t know.”

Since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico almost one month ago, thousands of residents have left the U.S. te…

President Trump And Kim Jong Un Has Americans Wondering iI They Could Survive A Nuclear Blast On U.S. Soil.

The back-and-forth jabs between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has Americans wondering if they could survive a nuclear blast on U.S. soil.

Google saw a spike in searches on “how to survive a nuclear attack” after Trump threatened “fire and fury like the world has never seen before” against North Korea in August. North Korea later responded in September threatening a hydrogen bomb launch in the Pacific Ocean.

But the Trump administration has denied reports that the president is looking to increase its nuclear arsenal.

Given the mounting tension between the two countries, experts have some tips on how to survive a nuclear attack —but ultimately say there isn’t much you can do.

First things first: Experts recommend being on the lookout for emergency alerts that could come in the form of text messages, television announcements or emergency vehicle loudspeakers. It can take up to as little as ten minutes for a nuclear bomb to strike the U.S. giving no time to buy emerge…

FIFA Coca-Cola World Rankings Released As Nigeria Maintained Its Position In Africa.

Nigeria has moved three places in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola world rankings released as it maintained its position in Africa.

Nigeria moved up to the 41st position in the World and retained the fifth in Africa in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola world rankings.

The rankings released by the World Football governing body showed that Nigeria moved up three places from the 44th position in September, but maintained the fifth spot in Africa.
It said that Nigeria had 721 points compared to the 696 in September.

The report said that Tunisia became the new number one in Africa and 28th in the world with 834 points while the former number one the continent, Egypt came second and 30th in the world with 818 points.

Senegal is number three in Africa and 32 in the world with 815 points while DR Congo is fourth on the continent and 35th in the world with 751 points.

African champions, Cameroon is sixth in the continent and 42nd in the world with 718 points.
In the top 10 ranked countries, Germany retained the num…