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Today's Headlines: Let’s Support Tinubu Govt, election Is Over — SDP's Adebayo, FIFA Threatens Women’s World Cup Blackout

May 29: Let’s support Tinubu’s govt, election is over — SDP’s Adebayo

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PRESIDENTIAL candidate of the Social Democratic Party SDP in the just concluded February 2023 general election, Prince Adewole Ebenezer Adebayo has commended the Federal Government for its rescue efforts of Nigerians in the war-ravaged Sudan even as he advised Nigerians to forget the last elections, move on, monitor and participate in governance to enable the President-elect to succeed in the task of rebuilding the country.

Adebayo, who spoke during the rights advocate, Segun Awosanya’s organised open space on Twitter, said government efforts at repatriating Nigerians caught in the Sudan war have been quite reasonable given the complexity of the situation there.

According to Adebayo rescuing Nigerians through the land borders, instead of air, as advised, was the best because with the closure of the Sudanese airspace, “it’s a lot easier and next option.”

Rescuing them by air would have been good because it is faster, but the problem you are going to face in the process is better imagined. You will need air clearance. Send details of the aircraft. Check if the aircraft is well insured; ask the insurers if they can make the trip to the said location. I think a lot of criticisms of the action of the government in Sudan arose from ignorance,” he said.

FIFA Threatens Women’s World Cup Blackout

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Europe’s top football nations face a broadcast blackout for this year’s Women’s World Cup unless media organisations improve their “disappointing” offers for the rights, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said.

Offers from “Big Five” European countries — Britain, Spain, Italy, Germany and France — were not acceptable to football’s world governing body, and a “slap in the face” of the players and “all women worldwide,” Infantino said.

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“To be very clear, it is our moral and legal obligation not to undersell the FIFA Women’s World Cup,” Infantino said at a World Trade Organization meeting in Geneva.

“Therefore, should the offers continue not to be fair, we will be forced not to broadcast the FIFA Women’s World Cup into the ‘Big Five’ European countries.”

The World Cup, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, starts on July 20.

10th Assembly Leadership: We’re Still Consulting, Not In A Hurry To Zone Offices — Adamu

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ABUJA – Senator Abdullahi Ada­mu, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress has doused the ongoing frenzy surrounding the leadership of the 10th Na­tional Assembly, saying that the party is not in a hurry to zone the NASS leadership offices.

He, however, said that the party will not stop those flout­ing their credentials, interests and interest of their zones, campaigning and positioning for the various leadership po­sitions.

Rising from a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on Wednes­day, in Abuja, Senator Adamu said the party cannot jump into zoning of the offices with­out due consultation with the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who he said has the mandate of Nigerians, and has just returned to the country.

Stressing that today’s NWC meeting today did not dwell on the zoning arrangements for the 10th Assembly leadership, Adamu said the four-hour meeting of the NWC was suc­cessful, saying, “We came out more formidable and united than anything.”

“When we do the zoning meeting and we don’t just go alone as a party, zoning is to take along the person who has the mandate of this coun­try, President-elect, Senator Ahmed Bola Tinibu, we want to take him along.

Workers’ Day: Soyinka Calls For Investment In Human Capital Devt

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As the world marks this year’s edition of Workers’ Day on May 1, 2023, Mr. Olaotan Soyinka, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc, has hailed Nigerian Workers as very diligent and dedicated while also describing them as invaluable human assets critical to the development and growth of the Nigerian economy.

Soyinka, who made the assertion during the company’s quarterly parley with the Press opined that the date, May 1, should be seen as a very important one because it is the day set aside to shower encomiums and give due respect to workers all over the world regardless of their social strata in the society.

According to him, “every legitimate form of work is as important as the other and credence must be given to all and sundry without any bias”.

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