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Gunners Are Like A ‘Sinking Ship’ Under Emery – Former Defender



Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown believes the club is a ‘sinking ship’ under current coach Unai Emery, following Saturday’s home draw against Southampton.

The Gunners were set for an embarrassing defeat to the Saints at the Emirates until Alexandre Lacazette popped up in the 96th minute to equalize.

With the team sitting eighth on the Premier League table, eight points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea, Keown feels as if the decision to appoint Emery was a mistake.

“This season only Aston Villa and Norwich have allowed more shots against them in total than Unai Emery’s side. Alarm bells must be ringing at Arsenal.

“This is currently a sinking ship and the fans made their feelings known at full time. “In 1996 David Dein brought in Arsene Wenger and finding his successor after 22 years at the helm was a huge task.

“They gave the job to Emery but that is beginning to look like it was the wrong move. Now the decision-makers at Arsenal have another big call to make: do they stick with Emery or look elsewhere?”

Arsenal went behind in the eighth minute to the Saints after Danny Ings’ strike but managed to equalize through Lacazette shortly after.

James Ward-Prowse gave Southampton another lead in the 71st minute and it looked like all three points was heading south until Lacazette once again popped up in deep into stoppage time.

With the Saints’ poor form of late, Keown slammed Arsenal’s performance and suggested it might actually be Emery’s team in crisis. “Southampton have not won any of their last eight Premier League games and lost 9-0 to Leicester,” Keown said.

“Yet, at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, it was hard to tell which was the team more in crisis. “Southampton looked better than Arsenal, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men had 21 shots to the hosts’ 12.”

Keown suggested that star Gunners players wouldn’t renew their contracts if the current malaise continued and questioned David Luiz’s position in the side. “If they decide to stick with Emery then the manager has big decisions to make himself,” he said.

“I warned against Arsenal signing David Luiz in August and I wonder if he should be taken out of the team now. “Certainly star players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Lacazette will not be signing extensions unless things change.”

Arsenal can seal Europa League knockout qualification with a win over Eintracht Frankfurt at home on Thursday before they face lowly Norwich City away on Sunday.




Shiloh: What Will Happen If Abioye Leaves Living Faith – Bishop Oyedepo Reveals




The founder of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, has disclosed what will happen if the church’s First Vice President, Bishop Abioye leaves.

Bishop Oyedepo said the devil will rejoice in hell if Bishop Abioye dumps Living Faith Church.

Abioye met Oyedepo in the 80s as a student, and they have since grown the church together.

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After Oyedepo departed Kaduna for Lagos, Abioye became the senior pastor of Garden of Faith in Kaduna, which was the former national headquarters of the church.

In 1993, he became a bishop in the church, and he’s currently heading the church Goshen branch in Nasarawa.

However, speaking at the ongoing Shiloh, Oyedepo extolled the followership qualities of Abioye.

According to Oyedepo: “If this man leaves Living Faith one second the devil will celebrate in hell, he’s solid with me day and night by genuine passion for soles to be saved as a lifestyle.

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“He can tell you more stories; he’s been with me on borrowed motorbikes in the valleys and on the mountains.

He follows me so hard; some occultic powers said if you can’t get the church, get the man,” but they testified that he was far above the sky, where they can’t locate him.

Do you have value for God’s presence? Then engage with passion; don’t be a social member of this church, or won’t pay you.”

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Japa: ‘Feel Free To Leave Nigeria’ – Bishop Kukah Encourages Nigerian Youths




The Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah, on Saturday said Nigerian youths should feel free to migrate abroad.

Kukah, however, noted that those who migrated abroad would later realise that Nigeria needs them.

He issued the advice while addressing graduands of Veritas University during their convocation ceremony.

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Kukah called for the right and conducive environment so that those left behind can compete favourably with their foreign counterparts.

According to Kukah: “I encourage young people who want to leave Nigeria to please, feel free to leave. The country is big enough.

“We can assure you that by the time you settle down in the United States of America or wherever you have gone, you will discover that Nigeria needs you.

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“And for those you left behind, our hope and prayer is that they will be competing at the same level with you. We have everything that it takes to turn the corner.”

This is coming when a media aide to the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Daniel Bwala, had charged President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government to address the issue of Nigerians migrating abroad.

Bwala noted that Nigerians from various fields are traveling abroad due to poor, unpaid salaries, and working conditions.

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Electricity: Nigerian Govt Mulls Unbundling Of 11 DisCos




The Federal Government plans to unbundle Eleven Electricity Distribution Companies into different states to enhance involvement for more localized oversight.

The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, disclosed this on Friday when the Governor of Abia State, Alex Oti, paid him a courtesy visit.

According to him, the federal government is considering to swap its stakes in DisCos, Niger Delta Power Holding Company, with State governments.

He said the state government’s involvement in improving power infrastructure, reducing metering gaps, enforcing bill collection, and tackling theft is essential.

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“We’re exploring unbundling regional Discos into different states to enhance state involvement for more localized oversight. We’re also looking into financial collaboration between federal and state governments, potentially involving a swap of stakes in DISCOs with state stakes in the Niger Delta Power Holding Company”, he stated.

Nigeria currently has eleven regional electricity distribution companies, which include Eko Electricity Distribution Plc, EKEDC, Enugu Electricity Distribution Plc, EEDC, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Plc, IBEDC, Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, IKEDC, Jos Electricity Distribution Plc, JEDC, Kaduna Electricity Distribution Plc, KAEDCO, Kano Electricity Distribution Plc, KEDC, Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Plc, PHEDC and Yola Electricity Distribution Company Plc, YEDC.

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