Anthony Joshua, undisputed IBF-WBA Champion in a scintillating performance

Anthony Joshua, undisputed IBF-WBA Champion in a scintillating performance

Anthony Joshua AJ made history last night as he was crowned the IBF-WBA heavyweight champion of the world with 19 knock outs to his credit.

“I win, it’s not complicated. This isn’t rocket science. This is just a fight. Let’s strip it right back to what it is – a young lion, ferocious, hungry, very determined.” These were words Joshua in a press conference last Thursday.

“I left no stone unturned in training camp. We do talk about experience,
but even when I was fighting guys with lesser experience I was preparing
for this. I’ve prepared since day one for this.” These were clear words from AJ.

Before the fight AJ received so many calls but the one most striking was the word of encouragement received from the popular Hip hop rapper, producer and director Dr. Dre . He called AJ one of his favorite star. This glamoured his night to clinching the championship title. It was an incredible night for the young star.

Another video message came from Tyson Fury where he encouraged and tipped AJ to winning the bout but ended his message by saying “… May the best man win”.

The full message from Tyson Fury reads; “Just wanna say goodluck tonight pal. Do what’s necessary on this Ukranian …Knock him … I wish you all luck in the world. Let make the biggest fight in British boxing history … The real biggest fight. You know how it is …..God bless you both. I hope you both make it in the ring save and sound to your families. Good luck boys. All the best. May the best man win.”
On Saturday night in Las Vegas AJ surprised the world by proving he is the world’s best when it comes to boxing.

In one of the rounds Klitschko at some point knocked down AJ at the sixth round, AJ did not give up. But when his opportunity came at the 11th round he caught Klitschko with a amazing uppercut. This threw Klitschko off balance. He was disoriented and lost concentration. It became the end and reign of Klitschko in the boxing arena.

 

What a great fight it was for these two greats. In deed they are both champions.

While interviewed after the fight, AJ leaked a secret by telling the world that one of his favourite meal is pounded-yam, eba and Egusi soup.

However, a twitter follower reacted at the way nigerians are claiming Anthony Joshua because of his success. The post of the follower reads;

“Anthony Joshua wanted to box for Nigeria; he was rebuffed. He went back to UK, & was further developed there. Today we are claiming him.”

Another responded by tweeting “If Anthony Joshua grew up in Nigeria, he would have been a frustrated sports man. Celebrate him but remember that he is not yours”.

It is very clear everyone wants to identify with success but not everyone wants you to succeed, what a shame!

Consequently, Anthony Joshua has put his name down as the IBF-WBA Champion of the World with none to contest.

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Anthony Joshua expected to make history in a showdown against Klitschko

Anthony Joshua expected to make history in a showdown against Klitschko

As the atmosphere becomes tensed in the long awaited showdown between Anthony Joshua and Klitschko, Joshua says this particular fight will announce him to the world if he wins Wladimir Klitschko in tonight’s battle.

Joshua who will be fighting in front of 90,000 spectators in Wembley stadium says he is extremely excited this period.

If Joshua the London 2012 olympic gold winner wins the fight, it will become his 19th fight unbeaten in his professional record.

Meanwhile a fan of Joshua expects him to be mouthy like Floyd Mayweather but the reverse is the case. See what he posted on his Instagram and it reads;

The only reason why the fight will not hit the PPV’s is because there has
not been trash talking, you can’t pull crowds to become a billionaire without trash talking in such a sport, that’s why Floyd has got all the money,
🙂🙂🙂Good luck AJ 🎉🎉🎉”.

In contrast, these two are heavy weights far beyond Floyd’s category. The two mountains be will battling it out for the IBF and WBA World Heavyweight titles.

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Russian authorities deploys riot police in Moscow ahead of opposition protest

Russian authorities deploys riot police in Moscow ahead of opposition protest

According to Reuters, hundreds of riot police have been deployed to central Moscow on Saturday ahead of an opposition protest calling for President Vladimir Putin not to run for what would be his fourth presidential term next year.

Putin, who has dominated Russia’s political landscape for the last 17 years, has not said whether he will run in March 2018, but official pollsters give him high popularity ratings and he is widely expected to do so.

This man is possibly gunning to be a life president, who knows!

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2017 appropriation bill ready for next week – Ahmed Lawan

2017 appropriation bill ready for next week – Ahmed Lawan

Senate leader Ahmed Lawan says the 2017 appropriation bill will be ready for signing by President Muhammadu Buhari next week despite the challenge faced in passing of the bill at the national assembly.

Lawan made it known to newsmen after a closed door meeting he had with Buhari at the presidential villa Abuja.

He said there is absolutely nothing wrong as the bill was scheduled to be
passed earlier in March 2017. Stressing that the house could not meet up with the date as it was beyond their control.

The senate leader said even with the plan of passing the bill in April,
Police raided the house of the chairman, senate committee on appropriation Danjuma Goge and carted away with some of the budget materials.

According to Lawan the chairman of senate committee on appropriation has gone through several ordeals which has affected the budget process and they are working tirelessly to ensure the budget is made ready by next week for Buhari to sign.

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Buhari can work from anywhere – Malam Yusuf Olaolu

Buhari can work from anywhere – Malam Yusuf Olaolu

A constitutional lawyer who resides in Ilorin, Kwara State Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali says according to law, president muhammadu Buhari is working from home based on doctors advice.

The lawyer is reacting to the way lawyers and political parties are accusing Buhari of working from home.

Ali said it is not written in any law that Nigerian president should not work from home.

He later compared the president working from home with the law makers not having plenary sessions. Stressing that Buhari can work from any where he likes as long as he is working.

Could this lawyer be telling the truth and nothing but the truth?

Read AlsoEFCC recovers about 17 billion naira with whistle blowers assistance – Magu

 

EFCC recovers about 17 billion naira with whistle blowers assistance – Magu

EFCC recovers about 17 billion naira with whistle blowers assistance – Magu

Acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC Ibrahim Magu said the whistle blower policy introduced by the federal government has aided the body to recover about 17 billion naira.

Magu said this while delivering a paper presentation with topic “Before corruption kills Nigeria” at the 62nd Award Night of the Nigerian Union of Journalist NUJ in Abuja.

In a paper presented by Dr A. Bello, the anti-graft agency Czar said, “Apart from several other recoveries running into several billions of naira, the recent whistle-blower policy, has led to the recovery of N521,815,000, $53,272,747, £122,890, and €547,730 by the EFCC.”

Magu said the commission is making effort to eliminate corruption from the country. He also used the medium to appeal to the media to support them in the fight against corruption. Stressing that it is the only way the country can win the fight.

In response to the appeal the National chairman of NUJ Abdulwaheed Odusile pleaded with NUJ members to support the EFCC while applauding the EFCC for the doggedness in fighting corruption in the country. Also in his response he urge the commission to continue executing their task fearlessly.

Read AlsoFemi Kuti blasts critic over alleged fading away of afro, juju music genre

Femi Kuti blasts critic over alleged fading away of afro, juju music genre

Femi Kuti blasts critic over alleged fading away of afro, juju music genre

A critic who thought of knowing much about music decided to ask the afro beat maestro Femi Kuti about his thoughts on the death of afro, fuji, juju and high-life music genre.

His question reads; ” Afro, fuji, juju, highlife music are dying. What effort are you making to remedy their relevance Mr. Femi?  “

In a sarcastic fashion, Femi could not weigh his response which reads;

“Are u the one trying to kill them? If so u should be arrested and charged for attempted murder. Simple”.

See conversation;

 

 

Hmm! this critic should have been extra careful knowing too well that Femi recently complained of not having electricity supply for so many weeks where he lives in Lagos. So, he got what he deserved from the response.

Read AlsoNEC orders investigation on Ecological Fund mismanagement

NEC orders investigation on Ecological Fund mismanagement

NEC orders investigation on Ecological Fund mismanagement

The National Economic Council NEC has ordered the full scale investigation of the Ecological Fund following believe by its members that the handling has not been transparent.

The council says rather that than the fund growing, it shrunk from 70.9 billion to 33.6 billion naira.

The governor of Anambra State Willie Obiano told newsmen at the end of the NEC meeting on Thursday in Abuja that a committee has been setup to investigate the situation.

According to Obiano, the committee includes governors of Oyo, Borno, Imo, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna, Anambra as well as the ministers of finance and environment..

Also speaking on the proposed investigation, Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong says unlike what happened in the last administration where the Ecological Funds were disbursed on the basis of political loyalty, a procedure for accountability must be followed.

The Ecological Fund is an intervention facility established to address the multifarious ecological problems ravaging communities across the country. It was originally established in 1981 through the Federation Account Act (1981) based on the recommendation of the Okigbo Commission.

Read AlsoTwitter followers blast Garba Shehu over President Buhari’s health and recovery state

Twitter followers blast Garba Shehu over President Buhari’s health and recovery state

Twitter followers blast Garba Shehu over President Buhari’s health and recovery state

The Presidency has assured Nigerians there is no cause for alarm over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health and recovery.

The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu gave the assurance in a reaction to speculations on the president’s health. He said “As eager as he is to be up and about, the President’s doctors have advised on his taking things slowly …”.

He said Buhari’s absence at the federal executive council meeting was a last minute decision, otherwise the cabinet and public would have been alerted in advance.

Shehu said “God is the giver of life and health. We are grateful that He has seen our President through the worst period of his convalescence in London.We are thankful that the President hass passed a number of benchmarks already. We pray that God continues to see him through this period of recuperation.

Despite his absence from the public, Nigerians should be rest assured that
President Buhari has not abdicated his role as C-in-C of Nigeria.”

In reaction to Shehu’s comment on twitter, here is a statement from fearless twitter follower, Tayo Amisu and it reads;

“Let him resign if he’e not medically capable of leading the country.
Aso rock should not be his retirement home.”

Another reaction came like a whirl wind and it reads;

“You people need to have a little respect for Nigerians. We’ve seen this before. This is how we were “handled” when Musa Yar’Adua was ill…”.

Read AlsoFinance Ministry denies paying 2 million dollars monthly to a public relations firm

Finance Ministry denies paying 2 million dollars monthly to a public relations firm

Finance Ministry denies paying 2 million dollars monthly to a public relations firm

The Federal Ministry of Finance has denied hiring a public relations firm that it pays 2 million dollars per month.

The director of information at the ministry Salisu Danbatta in a statement said a Public Relations Consultant was hired by the Federal Government as part of the euro bond Programme.

He says the Public Relations firm has been retained by the federal government on the approval of the federal executive council to work with the Debt Management Office for 3 year period alongside four other firms..

Danbatta says the contract followed due process with a competitive tender that was advertised and publicly announced earlier this year.

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