World Cup Qualifier: 20 Super Eagles Players In Camp

Super Eagles, World cup qualifierLeicester City forward Ahmed Musa, Brown Ideye and Godwin Obaje are the only players that are being expected at the Abuja training camp of the Super Eagles.

The team media officer, Toyin Ibitoye told Channels Television that the players will join the rest of the team by Tuesday.

A total of 20 players were involved in the team’s training session on Tuesday morning at the Abuja national stadium.

Meanwhile, the team will now leave for Zambia on Saturday morning instead of Friday that was scheduled for their departure.

The World Cup qualifier against Zambia will be played on Sunday from 1.30pm Nigerian time.

Super Falcons Media Officer, Gracious Akujobi Dies

FalconsThe Nigeria Football Federation and players of the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons, are in mourning following the death of the team’s Media Officer, Miss Gracious Akujobi, on Thursday morning.

The NFF website reports that doctors confirmed Gracious Akujobi dead on arrival at the General Hospital, Maitama, Abuja at about 7am on Thursday after she suddenly took ill at the team’s Parkview Hotel, Zone 1.

She was said to have looked ill and appeared to have struggled hard to open the door to her room, when some persons noticed her.

The team doctor and physiotherapist and other officials moved quickly to attend to her and then rushed her to the hospital, but she died on the way.

“This is a very tragic occurrence. Gracious (Akujobi) was such an energetic, hardworking officer and her death has come as a terrible shock. Her commitment to the job was never in doubt.

“The NFF is in deep mourning with her family over this tragedy,” said NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi.

She first served as Media Officer of the Super Falcons in 2011, before she was moved to the U-17 Women National Team in 2012. She was re-instated to the senior team in 2013 and was with the team at the recently concluded 7th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Canada.

Gracious Akujobi was born on October 26, 1977. She was a native of Owerri, Imo State.

OGSWC Tasks Legislators On Speedy Passage Of Water Sector Bill

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The General Manager, Ogun State Water Corporation, Monsurat Agboola, has called on the Ogun State House of Assembly to expedite action on the passage of the Water Sector Bill for more efficient and effective service delivery.

The Corporation, in a statement by its spokesman, Mr Ayokunle Ewuoso, had through the State Executive Council some months back presented the water bill to the Assembly for passage and subsequent signing into law by the Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.

Engineer Agboola, who made the call while hosting the officials of the Ondo State Water Corporation, led by its General Manager, Engineer Jimmy Akinrinmade, who were on a six-day benchmarking visit to the Ogun State Water Corporation, stated that the water sector law would enable the Corporation operate on commercial and financially viable basis.

She said, “Let me use this opportunity to call on our highly respectable lawmakers to expedite action on the passage of the water sector bill.

“”I want to thank them for what they have done so far because the bill had passed its second reading, so what we are expecting now is the passage of the bill so that the Governor could assent it and it becomes law.

“This law is for good of both the customers and the corporation. It’s for good of everybody in the state”.

The General Manager, who pointed out that the Corporation is committed and shall endeavour to provide quality water to her esteemed customers and other stakeholders in an efficient and cost effective manner, stated that the Corporation presently has 15 major water works with surface water supply and boreholes, 30 mini water works and 25 micro water works with over 50% service coverage across the state.

Earlier, the General Manager, Ondo State Water Corporation, Engineer Akinrinmade said that the Corporation presently has five area offices where revenue are generated from with the establishment of Commercial department as stipulated by the National Water Reform policy. The department is now solely in charge of billing and revenue generation for the Corporation.

He thanked the management and staff of the Ogun State Water Corporation for allowing his team to understudy the operations and workings of the State Corporation, assuring them that all they have learnt would be replicated in Ondo State Water Corporation.