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Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

Kano officially coronates Sanusi as Emir of Kano

The Kano State Government has crowned Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, as the 14th Emir of Kano.

Sanusi was turbaned at the Africa Hall of the Kano State Government House amidst tight security.

Kano State governor Rabiu Kwankwaso said the appointment of the emir was not a political issue as suggested in some sections. Kwankwaso said Sanusi topped the list of people recommended by the kingmakers for appointment as emir.

Sanusi’s coronation sparked protests in around Kano.

The Emir of Kano is one of the most influential monarchs among Northern Nigerian muslims.

 

Buhari

Buhari escapes death in Kaduna bomb blast

Former Head of State, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), escaped death yesterday in Kaduna when a suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into Buhari’s motorcade.

Buhari was unhurt after the incident and he was immediately driven to a secure location in another car. However, three of his security aides were injured.

On the same day in Kaduna, at least 70 people were killed when a suicide bomber denoted explosives in the midst of a crowd greeting a popular Islamic cleric, Dahiru Bauchi, who was driving through the Alkali Road after delivering a Ramadan lecture.

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POS machine

POS transactions increase to N24bn monthly

The value of Point of Sales (POS) transactions has increased from N38 million per month in 2012 to N24 billion monthly in June, 2014, according to a report by Central Bank of Nigeria.

According to the report, mobile money transaction values up to N819 million monthly.

“The POS transaction increased in volume from less than 2000 in January 2012 to 1.6 million per month as at June 2014.

“Over 150 000 POS terminal is presently across the country and 22 mobile money operators has been licensed,’’ it added.

The CBN said that licensed Payment Terminal Service providers has increased from five to 10 in order to increase POS terminal penetration across the country.

Nigeria Inter Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) instant Transfer had increased in volume from 87 000 transactions a month in January 2012 to 3.1 million transactions a month as at June 2014, the report said.

Dunga

Dunga named new Brazil coach

The Brazilian football association has appointed Dunga as the head coach of the Brazilian national team to replace Luiz Felipe Scolari who resigned after the World Cup.

Dunga coached the national team from 2006 to 2011 and was the captain of Brazil’s 1994 World Cup winning team. “I am immensely happy to be back,” he said.

The 50-year-old coach to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa where they were knocked out at the quarter-finals.

Dunga will take over the Brazil national team, which under Scolari’s watch, was humiliated by Germany in the semi-finals of the World Cup, losing 7-1.

Scolari led Brazil to the World Cup title in 2002 and the Confederations Cup in 2013 during his two stints in-charge of the team.

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Australia v Spain: Group B - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Spain leaves World Cup after win over Australia

Spain beat Australia 3-0 at the Arena de Baixada in Curitiba on Monday afternoon.

David Villa opened the scoring in the first half before second half goals from Fernando Torres and Juan Mata made it a comfortable win for La Roja.

In an energetic start to the match, Spain were put on the back foot and pressed heavily by the Socceroos.

Spain were unable to assert their dominance early on the match with Australia’s  defensive coverage being critical.

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Spain World Cup

Defending Champions Spain crash out of Brazil 2014

Spain has now joined Brazil of 1966, France of 2002 and Italy of 2010 to be defending champions to crash out of the World Cup in the group stages.

The number one ranked team in World football lost their second group game to Chile by 2 goals to nil, after having lost to the Netherlands by 5 goals to one, leaving them at the bottom of their group.

It was the first time ever in the World Cup that a defending Champion had lost 2 consecutive matches in the group stages and the first time since 2006 that Spain has lost 2 games in a row in any outing.

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Nigeria-Iran

Iran holds Nigeria to a goalless draw

Nigeria failed to open their World Cup campaign in Group F with a win as they were held to a goalless draw against Iran in Curitiba.

In front of a crowd of just under 40,000 fans neither side looked like scoring in a game often lacking quality in the final third.

Iran-Nigeria

The main team news before the game was the emission from the Nigerian team of their captain and record appearance maker Joseph Yobo.

Nigeria started the game well, with Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi firing wide after neat build up play.

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USA-Ghana

USA defeats Ghana to avenge their 2010 World Cup loss

A first-minute goal by Clint Dempsey and a late winner from substitute John Brooks helped USA avenge their 2010 exit to Ghana with a 2-1 victory over the Black Stars in Natal.

The hard-fought win leaves Jurgen Klinsmann’s side second to Germany only on goal difference in Group G, while Ghana are left alongside Portugal without a point to their name.

Clocked at just 29 seconds, Dempsey’s early goal was the fifth-fastest in the history of the FIFA World Cup – a list led by Hakan Sukur’s 11-second effort against Korea Republic in 2002. A beautifully crafted strike it was too, with Dempsey linking with Jermaine Jones on the left, jinking past John Boye and crashing an unstoppable left-foot shot in off the far post.

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Nigeria Police

Police Uncovers Bomb at Winners Chapel, Owerri

Police in Imo state discovered a bomb planted on the premises of Winners Chapel, Owerri.

Two Improvised Explosive Devices was discovered at the entrance of the church on Saturday night, which was timed to explode at 8.00am on Sunday, when worshippers start pouring into the 10,000 capacity church property.

The discovery of the bomb forced the church to shift its Sunday worship service from its location along Port Harcourt road to Heros Square near Concord Hotel.

Governor Rochas Okorocha said the bomb would have caused a carnage it if had exploded.

“The bombs had the capacity to go within 500 meters range and would have been a disaster if they had exploded as the church where it was planted is located at a densely populated area of the state,” the governor said, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant in charge of media, Jane Amucha.

The Commissioner, Imo State Police Command, Abdulmajid Ali, said six suspects had been arrested in connection with the plot to bomb the church.

New Video: Wizkid ft Phyno – Bombay

Nigeria artiste Wizkid drops another hit video titled Bombay featuring rapper Phyno.

The Wizkid album is finally is set to be released in July 2014.

Banky W, whose label EME Wizkid is currently signed, said: “Enjoy this brand new single featuring the incredible Nigerian rapper Phyno . . it’s called Bombay. Stay tuned for yet another video prior to the album dropping. EME’s Starboy is working, non-stop and we hope you enjoy it.”

“Bombay” was produced by Dokta Frabz and directed by Patrick Ellis.

Watch Bombay here . . .