The NEWS……. 31/10
I know the news is coming a little late today but it is better late than never. I must confess this week as been one of the best for me and I cannot wait to dish out some of the news.. Here goes, I would start with the world of Sport..
Hamilton wins His fourth Championship.
Hamilton finished 9th in the Mexican Grand Prix which was good enough to crown him the world champion in Formula One for the year 2017. It was an amazing race which saw him collide with his immediate rival in Sabastian Vettel who lost a wing while Hamilton had a punctured tyre. It was replaced and both men continued the race from 19th and 20th respectively. Though Vestarpen went ahead to win the race and Vettel coming in Fourth it was not good enough to delay the inevitable. Hamilton becomes the first Brit to win the Formula one four times. Congratulations mate you more than deserved it. Looks like a Knighting would be in the offing any bets on that happening?
Manchester United defeat Tottenham Hotspur
By now you already know the team I have a soft spot for. In the Premiership the match was billed as the match for the weekend. The venue was Old Trafford. Spurs had the incentive of beating the Manchester club back to back for the first time and Mourinho needed a response from his players after falling behind in Huddiesfield. Fast forward to the match. It was cagey, it was intense, it was tactical. But a substitution which was inspiring but very unpopular at the time made the difference. Martial came in for the lively Rashford and got the winning goal for Manchester United. Amazing feat.
Roger Federer 2017
Roger Federer continued his amazing form in the year 2017 winning Basel open for the 9th time. It was an amazing piece of Tennis beating Juan Del Potro to lift the cup. Who says the wine doesn’t go sweeter with age. Federer can attest to that.
Anthony Olufemi Joshua
Anthony Joshua the Nigerian first before British as I like to refer to him, did it again beating Carlos Takam to retain his championship. His entry to the ring with Wizkid’s Ojuelegba song should tell the world something. Nigeria and Africa is coming and we are coming to take over. Could he also be knighted soon? Only time will tell lol. We should better give him a chieftancy title first ooo lol.
In Politics the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari as finally take heed and sacked the Secretary to the Federation of Nigeria Babachir Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) due to Fraud allegations investigated by a committee headed by the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. A thumbs up for the President, better late than never I must say. But many still feel he should have suspended them and handed the case to the relevant agency 6 months ago. What do you all think. Maina is still at large and this Government would need to sit up to find him and bring him to trial for the allegations against him to avoid a national embarrassment.
Also victims of the Biafra Civil war are to be paid N88 Billion Naira as compensation. The Federal Government agreed to release the sum for both compensation, as well as for completion of demining and destruction of abandoned explosives within the South-East, South-South and North central regions of the country. This would be another thumbs up for the FG and a good move considering all the tension earlier in the year from the region hopefully the money would be released and also used judiciously.
Quote of the Week: Don’t let anything take away your smile, no matter the stress and the troubles of life. This life is too short to bury one’s self in depression, regret and bitterness. Pick yourself up from the distraction and strive to keep yourself happy.