The Niger State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has joined the calls for an in-depth investigation to be launched into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Henry Tordue Salem of Vanguard Newspaper.
The state NUJ made the call in a press statement signed by Secretary, Usman Chiji in Minna, the state capital.
The statement reads in part,” Niger NUJ joins our colleagues in mourning this wicked and dastardly act of enemies of our noble profession. The council views the killing of the late Vanguard newspaper reporter as one too many for professionals to bear.”
The Secretary explained that the act is not only unfortunate but unacceptable, especially as the Union just finished marking the international day to end impunity and other violent attacks against journalists the world over.
It stated, “we also concur with the calls for an in-depth investigation to unravel immediate and remote circumstances surrounding this gruesome murder of one of the most dedicated and hard-working members.
“The Secretary, on behalf of the Niger NUJ, condoles with the National President, the entire National Secretariat, Nigerian journalists, and zone D in particular over the tragedy.
“We pray God to comfort the bereaved families, and grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest, please accept condolences from Niger council.”
EPL: He’s not good enough – Roy Keane, Hasselbaink slam Chelsea star after 1-1 with Man Utd
Ex-Chelsea striker, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Man United legend, Roy Keane have said Timo Werner is not good enough to be in the Blues’ team.
They both slammed the German attacker after Chelsea’s frustrating draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
Jorginho’s mistake gave the Red Devils their first goal from the boots of Jadon Sancho but the Italy international made amends 20 minutes later with an equaliser from the penalty spot.
Despite their dominance, Chelsea lacked a cutting edge with Werner missing two big chances much to the frustration of Hasselbaink and Keane.
When asked to rate Werner’s performance after the 1-1 draw in west London, Hasselbaink told Sky Sports: ‘Poor, poor.’
“With the ball, without the ball, he was poor today. Normally he is really sharp with his runs but it was poor.
“At the end of the day, you’re a No. 9 so you’re going to be judged on the opportunities you get and what you do with it. It wasn’t good enough.
“He needs to score those chances. He keeps missing big chances, big opportunities. He needs to put them away.”
Keane added, “He’s not even hitting the target with some of these chances.
“At least, make the goalkeeper make a save. For a striker, hit the target, make the keeper work.”
EPL: Michael Carrick reacts to Rangnick helping Man United in 1-1 draw with Chelsea
Manchester United interim boss, Michael Carrick has denied claims that incoming interim boss, Ralf Rangnick had a hand in Manchester United’s team selection for their Premier League clash against Chelsea on Sunday.
Former United captain, Gary Neville had said he was sure Rangnick had a hand in the game against Chelsea.
United picked up a point against Chelsea with Jadon Sancho putting the visitors ahead before Jorginho equalised from the penalty spot.
Neville had suggested that the incoming interim manager made the United team selection rather than Carrick, who is in caretaker charge at the moment.
And Gary Lineker chimed in and was in complete disagreement with Neville, writing: ‘No chance of this being true. Zero.’
And after the match Carrick was asked about the situation and he told Sky Sports, “No.”
EPL: It was penalty – Roy Keane hits Carrick after Man Utd 1-1 draw with Chelsea
Former Man United captain, Roy Keane has hit hard on the club’s caretaker boss, Michael Carrick for saying the referee made a mistake in awarding Chelsea a penalty during the 1-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Keane said he disagreed with ‘everything’ Carrick said after the Premier League draw.
Jorginho’s penalty earned Chelsea a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, after the Italy International gifted Jadon Sancho the first goal with an error early into the second half.
Carrick said he was ‘proud’ of the team after the game, also claiming Chelsea were fortunate to be awarded a penalty after Aaron Wan-Bissaka fouled Thiago Silva in the box.
“I don’t think it was a penalty at all,” Carrick told Sky Sports.
But Keane slammed his former teammate, saying, “I disagree with everything he said in that interview. Everything he said.
“He’s talking about a plan, he’s talking about the penalty. Of course it’s a penalty. We’ve all looked at it and it’s a penalty.
“He’s talking about effort and he’s proud of them. He’s been working with them for months under Ole. All of a sudden he’s proud of them?
“Why aren’t they making an effort in the other games? He’s praising players for doing their jobs. It’s ridiculous.”
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