President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote wednesday redeemed his financial pledge of $50,000 to the Super Eagles in his Ikoyi office in Lagos.
Represented by the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), Mr. Olakunle Alake, Dangote promised to continue his support to the development of sport in Nigeria.
Present at the brief ceremony at the Dangote Corporate Head Office to receive the cheque on behalf of his teammates was Super Eagles midfielder, John Ogu. He had in company to the event Team Administrator, Dayo Achor Enebi and Equipment Manager, Chidi Ngoka.
President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick had revealed during the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations that Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, promised $50,000 for every goal scored by Super Eagles during their semi-final match against Algeria while Femi Otedola also promised to pay $25,000 per goal in the same match.
Nigeria however lost the game 2-1 to the North Africans who eventually smiled away from Egypt with the winners’ trophy after defeating Senegal in the final.
Eagles were consoled with their third place finish after defeating Tunisia 1-0 to win their eighth bronze medals of the competition in Egypt.
Odion Ighalo scored the lone goal in the third minute of the third place match to emerge the highest scorer of the AFCON 2019 with five goals.
Ighalo was awarded the golden boot of the tournament in Egypt.
Earlier on Tuesday, business mogul, Femi Otedola, had fulfilled his pledge of $25,000 per goal to the Super Eagles in the final game against Tunisia.
Otedola made good his promise on Tuesday, as revealed by the Nigeria Football Federation via its verified Twitter handle @thenff.
JUST IN: Abducted Pastors Of RCCG Has Been Rescued
The Ogun State Police Command has previously verified that one of the survivors of the abducted, Mrs. Ibelegbo Chidinma, who is by the way the only lady among them, was saved unhurt.
The RCCG Deaconess initially recovered her liberty in the early hour of today, August 3, 2019, and is presently at the main offices of the Command in Abeokuta where arrangements are being designed to take her to the Redemption Camp.
At that time, a statement by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi of the Ogun state police command , stated that the command wish to assure the general public that the remaining victims will soon be rescued.
Shortly afterwards, The Command said it has rescued four other victims abducted on Thursday around J3 forest on Ogbere road, in Ijebu-East Local Government Area of the state.
One of the victims, Mrs. Ibelegbo Chidimma was rescued earlier on Saturday
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed the rescue effort in a terse statement.
“The remaining four victims have been rescued unhurt by men of Ogun State police command.”
Oyeyemi had earlier said, “Efforts are on top gear to rescue the remaining victims, as the kidnappers who kept them in separate locations were changing their locations from time to time within the forest.”
#FreeSowore: How My Boss Was Taken By DSS This Morning – Sowore’s Driver
So many people are still wondering how and why Omoyele Sowore was detained this morning. The presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) in the just concluded election was taken by the was detained by DSS this morning.
It is presumed that he was detained for establishing and promoting the upcoming ‘# RevolutionNow’ protest. The protest which was slated to begin on August 5, was created to tackle the lackadaisical attitude the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a tweet, Sowore had said:
“#RevolutionNow is for the oppressed to choose a date they desire for liberty, not subjected to the approval of the oppressor”.
After statistically calculating the entire amount of people promoting the hashtag ‘# RevolutionNow’ and seeing clearly what it could cause, DSS swiftly took action on Saturday’s early hours, invaded Sowore’s home and detained him.
According to TheCable, Sowore’s driver who was at the scene of the arrested narrated the tale,
The driver had said:
“At around past 1am, the armed men knocked on the door. I noticed immediately that these knocks were strange. And didn’t open. I looked and I saw men armed to the teeth,” he wrote.
“They started forcing their way in like armed robbers. But I knew they were DSS men, knowing fully well the attention RevolutionNow has garnered. Sowore wanted to open at first but I immediately told him who they are. He retreated and like magic, he was not in the room when they forced their way in- 8 of them.
“That was when he managed to tweet. By this time, I had been beaten and handcuffed. Phones were snatched from me. An order to block all exits came from the leader when Sowore was not found inside. He was later arrested at the gym in a gestapo manner and dragged after a bit altercation.”
“I quickly seized that opportunity to drive his car (I drive him) to block their SIENNA and Hilux they came in. They hit the Lexus Jeep like kidnappers would do to make way for themselves,” he wrote.
“I followed them immediately till we got to CMD road around Ketu when one of them came down from the SIENNA and corked his gun, threatening to shoot me. I had to escape at that point.”