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Nigerian League: Wikki Tourist Plays All Draw with Dakkada FC

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From Adamu Shehu Imam, Bauchi

Wikki Tourist club of Bauchi shared a point each with visiting team DAKKADA FC of Akwa Ibom in the ongoing Nigerian Professional League week 18, played at the main ball of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi.

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The match which has been described as another litmus test encounter to the new technical crew of the team headed by Usman Abdullahi Shareef.

The new coach of Wikki who took over four weeks ago, Abdul Shareef, said Wikki is in trying moment, hence the team need prayers from the supporters and concentration from the players, as they are preparing to face Lobi Stars of Makudi in an away pairing.

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He apologized to supporters for previous performance of the team. says they will improve gradually.

We have lost a lot of chances over there and we get punished for that so is very unfortunate, all the same we still have one point, we see how can go back to Markudi and recover some point there.

“That is the whole idea, actually this game could have been the turning point for us, thinking that if we get the three point, we might claimed up a little bit, but that’s football, i think we still have a lot of work to do, you see lapses over there, we keep working hard and see that, is very unfortunate we lost and dropped two point we still have one which is good we did not lost out complete.”

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Sport enthusiasts after the match expressed disappointment as Wikki lost a two points at home, called for management of the team to inject new players, while those currently playing should put more spirit into the team.

The visiting team Dakkada FC Coach, Olufemi Ajayi, described the game as fair, according to him they played a good encounter with wikki football club at their home soil, he says securing away point is important in the Nigerian Professional League.

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Wikki scored the first goal through Daniel Jackson in the 68 minute of the second half, while the visiting team Dakkada fc equalized bearly 3 minutes to the end of the encounter.

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2nd House Prize Winner Emerges In Festival Of Joy Promo Draw In Port Harcourt

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Foremost mobile network operator, Globacom, on Thursday held a draw to select the winner of a second three-bedroom house prize in Port Harcourt in furtherance of its Festival of Joy loyalty reward promo.

In a press statement issued by the company after the Port Harcourt draw, Globacom encouraged subscribers who desire to win prizes in the promo to dial *611# and keep recharging (voice and data during the promo period) to qualify for the draw.

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The winning number was drawn by an elderly Glo subscriber, Mr. Ogbomade Sampson Joe, who was present at the Gloworld to transact business. It was witnessed by several Glo subscribers, the media as well as Mr. Koko Finny, the representative of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) in Port Harcourt.

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The lucky Glo subscriber who emerged winner in the draw will receive the house prize at a presentation ceremony billed for Friday, December 9, 2022.

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Three lucky Glo subscribers had previously become landlords in Ibadan, Abuja and Port Harcourt courtesy of Glo Festival of Joy promo which has on offer, 20 houses, 24 brand new cars, 100 generators, 200 sewing machines and 1,000 rechargeable fans.

 

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Abducted Ondo Monarch Regains Freedom

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The monarch of Oso Ajowa Akoko in in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Clement Jimoh, who was kidnapped, has regained freedom.

The traditional ruler, who was abducted in his palace, was set free by the bandits after he had spent seven days in their den.

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According to a family source, the monarch was freed on Wednesday evening and he had been taken to the hospital where he was receiving treatment.

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Kabiyesi regained freedom yesterday (Wednesday) evening but he has been taken to the hospital for treatment,” the source stated.

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Withdrawal Limits: Senate Raises Concerns, To Debate New CBN

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A file photo of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary at the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.

A file photo of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary at the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.

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The Senate has raised concerns about the latest Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policy on cash withdrawals.

Senate Minority Leader Phillip Aduda in a point of order during plenary on Wednesday called the attention of his colleagues to the new policy and demanded for caution as it will affect many Nigerians, especially small business owners.

In his response, Senate President Ahmad Lawan cautions the CBN not to approach the policy by jumping into it at once as many Nigerians will be affected.

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He further noted that there is a need to engage the CBN in discussions to get more details of the policy and he directs the committee on banking to discuss this matter during the screening of the CBN Deputy Governors expected to hold before next week.

The Senate has set next Tuesday to debate the new CBN policy.

Under the new withdrawal policy, the CBN restricted the maximum cash withdrawal over the counter (OTC) by individuals and corporate organisations per week to N100,000 and N500,000 respectively.

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The CBN stated, however, that withdrawals above the thresholds would attract processing fees of 5 per cent and 10 per cent respectively for individuals and corporate entities going forward.

In addition, third-party cheques above N50,000 shall not be eligible for OTC payment while extant limits of N10 million on clearing cheques still remain.

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The new withdrawal regime further pegged the maximum cash withdrawal per week via Automated teller Machine (ATM) at N100,000 subject to a maximum of N20,000 cash withdrawal per day.

 

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