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Serie A: Osimhen reacts to Napoli TikTok video controversy

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Victor Osimhen has responded to the recent TikTok videos and controversy involving him and Napoli. Osimhen’s agent, Roberto Calenda, expressed his frustration after Napoli posted two TikTok videos mocking the Nigerian striker for missing a penalty in a league match against Bologna.

As a result, Osimhen removed all images of himself in a Napoli jersey from his social media profiles and celebrated his goals in a more subdued manner over the past week. Napoli later issued a statement clarifying that the videos were not meant to be disrespectful.

Osimhen has now addressed the situation, breaking his silence on the matter. In a statement released on Sunday, he said, “Coming to the City of Naples in 2020 was a wonderful decision for me. The people of Naples have shown me so much love and kindness, and I will not allow anyone to come between us.”

He expressed his gratitude for the support he received from Nigerians and others during the controversy, emphasizing that the accusations against the people of Naples are untrue. Osimhen also highlighted the strong connections he has formed with the people of Naples and their significance in his life.

He concluded his statement with a call for unity, respect, and understanding, reaffirming his pride in wearing the Napoli badge.

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“FORZA NAPOLI SEMPRE.”

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Copa America: Messi reacts as Argentina beat Canada

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Argentina captain Lionel Messi shared his thoughts on his team’s 2-0 victory against Canada in the Copa America on Thursday.

Messi played a key role as La Albiceleste triumphed in their tournament opener, with goals from Julian Alvarez and Lautaro Martinez securing the win for the World Cup holders.

After the match, Messi expressed his happiness over the victory in an Instagram story, posting “First step” along with a photo of himself and his teammates.

Looking ahead, Messi aims to lead Argentina to another victory in their upcoming match against Chile on Tuesday.

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BREAKING: Kano: Court assumes jurisdiction to hear Bayero’s rights violation suit

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A Federal High Court sitting in Kano, has ruled that it has the jurisdiction to preside over the case of human rights violation brought by deposed Kano Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero, and a senior councillor, Aminu Babba DanAgundi, following the reinstatement of Emir Mohammadu Sanusi II.

The court had granted an ex-parte order stopping Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano from reinstating Sanusi, pending the determination of a substantive suit filed against his reinstatement.

The order also kicked against the abolishment of four emirates – Bichi, Gaya, Karaye, and Rano – in a bill earlier passed by the State House of Assembly.

It directed all parties involved to maintain status quo ante, pending the determination of the suit filed by Sarkin Dawaki Babba and Aminu Babba-Dan’Agundi.

Justice Liman granted leave to the Plaintiff/Applicant to issue and serve their concurrent originating motion as well as all other court processes on the 6th defendant, Inspector General of Police, IGP, in the Federal Capital Terrritory, FCT, Abuja, outside the jurisdiction of the court.

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The other defendants in the suit are the Kano State Government, the Kano State House of Assembly, the Speaker of the State Assembly, the Kano State Commissioner of Police, the Inspector General of Police, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, and the Department of State Security.

Justice Liman said all parties are ordered to maintain status quo ante in the passage and assent of the bill.

“That parties are hereby ordered to maintain status quo ante pending hearing of the fundamental rights application.

“In view of the constitutional and jurisdictional issues apparent on the face of the application, parties shall address the court on same at the hearing of the fundamental rights application which is fixed for the 3rd of June, 2024.

“That in order to maintain the peace and security of the state, an Interim Injunction of this Honourable Court is granted restraining the respondents from enforcing, executing, implementing and operationalizing the Kano State Emirate Law Council (Repeal) Law.

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“That parties are hereby ordered to maintain status quo ante on the passage and assent of the bill into law, pending the hearing of the fundamental rights application.”

However, when case resumed on Thursday, Justice Liman, relying on Section 42 Sub-section 1 of the Constitution, said the court had powers of jurisdiction to hear the case.

The judge noted, “What I find intriguing is the respondents’ total reliance on the case of Gongola, whereas Section 42 Sub-section 1 of the Constitution has clearly spelt out the jurisdictional powers of the Federal High Court to preside over such cases.

“My respectful view is that the case of Tukur against Gongola is indistinguishable with the present case. Section 42 Sub-section 1 and Section 32 of the Constitution has vested powers in our court to decide on this matter.”

In continuation of the case, the plaintiff counsel, Barrister Chukwuson Ojukwu, argued that the matter was ripe for hearing on the main issues of the invalidity of the reappointment of a new Emir, and the deposition of 15th Emir Aminu Ado Bayero.

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But Barrister A. G Wakil insisted that the new motion seeking to continue hearing on the Chieftaincy Affairs issues was not part of the original summons and is a different application outside the matter of Human Rights Violation and the jurisdictional powers of the court, which the court had decided.

The judge explained that the matter was adjourned to Thursday, 13th June 2024, for only ruling and nothing else.

Justice Liman thereafter adjourned the case to 14th June, 2024, noting that the matter was too sensitive to linger.

CREDIT: DAILY POST

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NLC Strike: Activities Suspended At National Assembly In Abuja [PHOTOS]

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Following the commencement of an indefinite strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), activities at the National Assembly have been brought to a standstill this morning.

The second gate to the complex has been blocked with two 16-seater buses, and the gate to the annex building, which could have served as an alternative entrance for workers, is also blocked by union officials enforcing the strike.

National Assembly workers, unable to enter, were seen gathered in clusters discussing the situation.

Attempts to speak with some union officials were unsuccessful, as they stated they were not authorized to speak with the press. They advised journalists to contact the presidents of both unions for further inquiries.

On Sunday, the leadership of the NLC and TUC met with the National Assembly leadership to resolve the minimum wage dispute, but the talks were unsuccessful.

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