Nigeria international and Trabzonspor talisman Ogenyi Onazi has paid medical expenses of Emmanuel Sani, who was the joint top scorer at the 2009 Under-17 World Cup.
Emmanuel, who is now 26, starred a decade ago on home soil as he scored five goals to help Nigeria finish runners up while he won the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player.
Despite a move to Italian side Lazio with Onazi his career stalled due to long-term achilles tendonitis problems.
Onazi responded to a social media appeal by paying the hospital in Lagos for his former Nigeria and Lazio youth teammate’s second surgery.
Emmanuel is hoping that this latest surgery will allow him to resurrect his career.
“I got a call from the doctor that [Ogenyi] Onazi has paid Naira 1.4m (US$4,000) for my surgery and also transferred 50k for my ticket to Lagos,” Emmanuel announced on social media.
“Thank you very much, brother. May God continue to bless you. The surgery is scheduled for 2nd of December 2019.”
But while Onazi progressed through the youth rank in Rome, Emmanuel’s injury and a nomadic career path took him from the high of Italy to playing in the Swedish lower tier in 2015, via spells in Switzerland and Israel.
Nigeria: Court sentenced Orji kalu to 12 years in prision
President Muhammadu Buhari regime has so far tackle corruption as promised to Nigerians before affirming the Nigerian president.
Though, one can not say whether his efforts are being recognize by Nigerian citizens after coming under criticism with his reform plans.
A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced a former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, to 12 years’ imprisonment for N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering.
Orji Kalu is a business tycoon who served as the governor of Abia State, Nigeria from May 29, 1999, to May 29, 2007. Prior to his election, he served as the chairman of the Borno Water Board and the chairman of the Cooperative and Commerce Bank Limited.
Kalu was also a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) and the chairman of the PPA Board of Trustees.
He was the party’s presidential candidate in the April 2007 general election. He is currently a member of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) after he officially announced his resignation as a PPA BOT.
The court convicted Kalu, now a senator, on all the 39 counts preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission charge.
Kalu was charged alongside a former Commissioner for Finance, in the state Jones Udeogo, and his company, Slok Nig. Ltd.
While Kalu and his company were found guilty of all the 39 counts, Udeogo was convicted on 34 counts and sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment.
The court ordered that the Slok Nig. Ltd. be wound up and its assets forfeited to the Federal Government
Unions unhappy President Emmanuel Macron’s reform
Choas in france as angry workers stage a nationwide strike over government role on pension policy.
Schools and public transport across France has been paralysed due to the neglects of Macron’s promises pensioners.
Workers are angry at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions.
Police, lawyers and hospital and airport staff are joining school and transport workers for a general walkout that could include millions of people.
France’s largest nationwide strike in years was agreed by unions unhappy with President Emmanuel Macron’s plans for a universal points-based pension system.
Authorities have been trying to put in place plans to mediate the disruption.
French newspaper Le Monde described Thursday as “the moment of truth for Macron”, writing: “The next days are a decisive test for the head of state.”
Public transport will be seriously tested, with 90% of high-speed TGV and intercity trains cancelled. In Paris, just five of the city’s 16 metro lines are running.
Low-cost carrier EasyJet has cancelled 223 domestic and short-haul international flights, and warned passengers to expect delays.
Nurses and hospital staff, lawyers and police officers, refuse collectors, energy staff and postal workers are among others participating in industrial action.
France’s health minister said it was not yet clear how badly hospitals would be affected, but preparations had been made to deal with the strike.
The union representing secondary or high schools expects 60% of teachers to go on strike but schools are due to stay open.
Farmers, whose pensions are among the lowest in the country, have said they will not join Thursday’s strikes.
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