Latest News in Nigeria Today Thursday 5th December 2019
These are the Latest News in Nigeria Today on Thursday 5th December 2019 .
Makinde picks Kano indigene as aide
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has appointed Alhaji Ahmed Murtala, an indigene of Kano State, as his Special Assistant on Community Relations I.
He also appointed Mr Femi Josiah as Special Assistant on Community Relations II.
Makinde further approved the appointment of Dr Olufunmilayo Salami as Special Adviser on Health while Chief Jacob Adetoro was named as Chairman of Federal Constituencies Liaison Officers.
A Government House statement said the governor named 14 Constituency Liaison Officers, representing each of the state’s 14 federal constituencies.
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E2%80%95-un/ Dozens dead as migrant boat sinks off Mauritania coast ― UN
The second-largest ocean in the world, Atlantic ocean has recently witnessed a deadly incident, the worst since the mid-2000s when Spain stepped up patrols and fewer boats attempted the journey.
No lesser than 58 people including women and children died when their boat capsized.
The West African ocean is notable for being a route for migrants seeking jobs and prosperity in Europe.
According to account, the boat with more than 150 people on board was low on fuel while approaching Mauritania.
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South African Airways secures state-led rescue
South African Airways was placed under a state-led rescue plan on Thursday as part of a massive restructuring following a costly week-long strike last month.
Thousands of South African Airways (SAA) staff walked out on November 15 after the cash-strapped airline failed to meet a string of demands, including higher wages and job in-sourcing.
The strike was called off the following week after SAA management and unions eventually clinched a deal.
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BREAKING: Pipeline explosion at Gloryland Estate, Isheri
There is an outbreak of fire at the back of Diamond Estate along Isheri/Lasu -Igando Road. Fire suspected to be as a result of vandalised pipeline. Relevant agencies have been deployed to the scene.
The fire started around 7.45 am.
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Lampard happy, but wants more from Chelsea
Frank Lampard said he was happy but wants more from his Chelsea side after they got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on Wednesday to consolidate fourth spot in the Premier League.
Back-to-back defeats by Manchester City and West Ham United had followed six straight league wins, but the return of striker Tammy Abraham proved crucial against Villa.
He headed the opening goal for his 11th of the season and set up the winner for Mason Mount with a neat chest-off three minutes after the break.
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Moody’s changes outlook on govt of Nigeria’s rating to negative from stable
Affirms the B2 ratings
Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s) has today changed the outlook on the government of Nigeria’s ratings to negative from stable.
Concurrently, Moody’s has affirmed the B2 long-term local and foreign currency issuer ratings, the B2 foreign currency senior unsecured ratings, and the (P)B2 foreign currency senior unsecured MTN programme rating.
The new status of Nigeria according to the international rating organisation is as a result of what it termed “fragility of the country’s public finances and sluggish growth prospects.”
Moody explained that the “increasing fragility of Nigeria’s public finances is evident in the greater reliance by the government on financing from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over the last three years to cover persistently large fiscal deficits, with CBN cash advances reaching 2.5 per cent of GDP on a net basis at the end of September 2019, in addition to government debt instruments held by the CBN worth 1.4 per cent of GDP.
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United were better than us, says defeated Mourinho
Jose Mourinho conceded his former club Manchester United had deserved their 2-1 Premier League victory over his new team Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday and hailed the performance of Marcus Rashford.
Mourinho took over as Spurs manager last month, nearly a year after he was fired by United.
“I think they deserved the victory by their first half. We didn’t start well at all,” said Mourinho, whose side fell behind to a seventh-minute goal from Rashford.
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Tammy Abraham return helps Chelsea beat Villa
Tammy Abraham scored a goal and set up another on his return from injury as Chelsea beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Wednesday to put their Premier League campaign back on track after two straight defeats.
Abraham headed home from close range for his 11th league goal of the season in the 24th minute after a lofted cross by right back Reece James, another of the home-grown players at Chelsea who have flourished under Coach Frank Lampard.
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Neymar, Mbappe on target as PSG sink Nantes
A superb Kylian Mbappe goal and a Neymar penalty helped Paris St Germain restore a five-point lead atop the Ligue 1 standings with a 2-0 home win over Nantes on Wednesday.
France striker Mbappe found the back of the net with a jaw-dropping backheel finish early in the second half and Neymar doubled the tally in the closing stages to put PSG on 36 points from 15 games.
Second-placed Marseille, who have played one game more, had narrowed the gap to two points with a 2-0 victory at Angers on Tuesday.
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Vardy scores again as Leicester win seventh straight match
Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy struck for the seventh Premier League game in a row to help his rampant side to a 2-0 home win over basement club Watford on Wednesday.
This was the seventh consecutive league victory that leaves them second on the table.
Vardy, the league’s top scorer, smashed home from the penalty spot in the 55th minute to net his 14th goal of the season while midfielder James Maddison sealed the points with a strike deep in stoppage time.
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