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The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Syminton, on Friday, said his country has concerns about Nigeria’s democracy.
Syminton stated this when he visited the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, in Abuja.
He said that the US was aware of the security challenges confronting Nigeria and the efforts of the Police to tackle them.
The envoy, however, said he was optimistic that the right things were being done to ensure that peace and security reigned in the country.
I am here to give my support to the Nigeria Police Force,” he said.
Responding, the IG said that the Police, under his watch, was tackling the security challenges in parts of the country.
He, however, pointed out that the challenges could not be tackled without the support of citizens.
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“We are also seeking the support of the diplomatic community. We need your support in the area of training for our personnel which you have done several times,“ he said.
Adamu called for further assistance from the US in the area of technology to further enhance operational capacity of the force.
The US and the United Kingdom recently announced repercussions, including visa restrictions, for election interference and election-related violence in the forthcoming polls in Nigeria.
Both nations stated the elections were important not only for Nigeria, but for Africa.
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Victor osimhen bags player of the month award
Lille’s Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has been named September’s French Ligue 1 Player of the Month.
The 20-year-old striker, who joined the club in August from Belgian side RSC Charleroi, scored twice and provided two assists in five matches last month as Lille climbed into the top five.
“It’s been an amazing time at this club and to get this award is surreal,” says Osimhen
“I’m grateful to those who voted, thankful to my teammates, our backroom staff and the entire Lille fans for the love.
“I never expected this to happen so soon but I guess this is what comes when you are surrounded by great players, loved ones and the blessings of God.”
Osimhen saw off the challenges of Monaco’s Algerian international Islam Slimani and veteran Nantes defender Nicolas Pallois to the monthly honour awarded by the Player’s Union (UNFP).
He succeeds Angola-born Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, who won the August award and became the youngest ever winner at the age of 16.
An incredible two months for Osimhen in the colours of Lille has resulted in eight goals in 11 appearances for the northern club.
Osimhen was the top scorer as Nigeria clinched a fifth Under-17 World Cup title in 2015 with 10 goals in Chile, which saw him win the Golden Boot and Silver Ball.
He also scored on his full debut for Nigeria in a 2-2 friendly draw against Ukraine in September.
Man United sweating over De Gea fitness
Manchester united has suffer injury blow after David de Gea picked up a muscle injury on international duty, Spain took no chances to substitute him with Kepa Arrizabalaga in 60minutes.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not given any update on his fitness ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool.
The United goalkeeper appeared to tweak a hamstring while taking a goal kick during the second half of Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Sweden on Tuesday night.
They face current league leaders Liverpool who possess a potent front three in Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane and Solskjaer will be desperately hoping his star goalkeeper will be fit, with United on a woeful run of form.
While, United could be without their De gea and Paul pogba this weekend, Liverpool are set to welcome back their star goalkeeper Alisson.
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