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Eguavoen seeks another opportunity with Super Eagles

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Former Super Eagles Technical Adviser Austin Eguavoen has expressed his desire for another opportunity to handle the national team in the future.

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Eguavoen had coached the team to a bronze medal place at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations, before serving in interim capacity in 2010, after the departure of Lars Lagerback, before Samson Siasia was appointed.

However, he was unable to qualify the team the World Cup after the 1-1 draw against Ghana in Abuja.

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The 56-year-old, who stepped down from his position as interim coach of the Eagles, insisted he remained one of the best coaches in the country.

“If there is still an opportunity for me, I will want to coach the Eagles again, but not at this moment, maybe later,” Eguavoen said in a television program.

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“If I’m called upon to lead the team again, I will definitely take up the job. I’m still one of the good coaches in the country. I can still prove a point it’s just a matter of time.

“No regrets taking up the job. When you are called to serve the nation I could not refuse them.”

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Eguavoen also blamed his side’s lack of character and courage in the second leg in Abuja as a major reason they lost the game.

“We lacked the character, zeal to beat Ghana when it mattered most,” he added.

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“The Ghanaians showed they wanted it more than our boys and that was why it ended that way. We didn’t do any of that. We did not fight or push enough for the winner and how do you do that? It is with fast-paced football, creating chances but that didn’t happen.

“In Kumasi, the Ghanaians were better but in Abuja, the Eagles were the better side but could not win.

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“The games between Ghana and Nigeria are always very difficult. If we had lost in Kumasi or in Abuja, I would have regarded myself as a failure but we lost on away goal. We didn’t lose the game but we lost the ticket to qualify for the World Cup.”

He also debunked claims that he was fired by the NFF, insisting he resigned from his position.

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“After the game, there were lots of emotions running through and after 48 hours I wrote to the NFF thanking them for the opportunity they gave me to lead the team. The target was to qualify for the World Cup but we did not achieve that, hence I stepped down and went back to my office as Technical Director of the NFF.”

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2023 Presidency: Atiku lists five-point agenda

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Former Vice President and a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday, said listed his five-point development agenda for Nigeria if he becomes the next President come 2023.

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Atiku made this known when he met with Abia State Special Delegates to the PDP National convention at the Government House Banquet Hall.

He highlighted his five-point development agenda to include; instituting symbols of unity, and dealing with insecurity, the economy, education, and restructure of the country.

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He said that the South-East is his real point adding, “Therefore, nobody can label me anti-East or anti-race”.

According to him, by 2023, PDP would have been in opposition for 8 years, stating, “We must win the next election.Would we like to go back? Do we want to remain in opposition? These are the questions before us”

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“Your aspiration as Igbo people will materialise and be realised. So, give me victory so that your aspiration will be realised.

“Together, we can achieve these goals if we unite as PDP and fight for power.”

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He added, “I came with these objectives and if you should be able to give me this opportunity, I believe we will work together to achieve this”.

Earlier in a courtesy call on him, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu saluted Atiku for his doggedness in his quest to unify and recover Nigeria.

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Nigeria, he said, “has drifted further down the valley from where we are. Nigerians are faced with serious challenges and are now begging for the opportunity to live.”

Speaking, the PDP state chairman, Asiforo Okere, expressed his excitement to receive Atiku, adding, “We are not unaware of your contributions to the nation”.

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Atiku was led by his campaign director general, Raymond Dokpesi who described Atiku, as “a detribalised Nigerian, astute deliverer of democracy and a unifier”.

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Acting Involves Brainwork, Not Only Looks

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Nollywood actress, Kehinde Bankole, has advised those coming into Nollywood to be ready for the intellectual work that comes with the glamour of the industry.
The ‘Blood Sisters’ actress stated this known during an Instagram Live session.
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She said, “Don’t see acting as a career you can come into when all other careers are not working for you. (Perhaps), you have been told that doctors and lawyers are more professional than actors, so you decided to start acting because you couldn’t cope in other fields. Acting is not just about looking good; it involves a lot of intellectual work. You have to think on your toes, otherwise, you would become irrelevant.”
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Speaking further, the award-winning actress noted that being able to sustain relevance is where the real work lies. “Being able to sustain relevance is the real work, being able to make it pay your bills. Stumbling on fame doesn’t happen like that for people every time, like the case of Olajumoke the bread seller. There are people whose stories are like that but it’s usually one out of every five hundred.”Kehinde BankoleKehinde Bankole

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FG empowers women in sanitary items production

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About 30 women were trained over the weekend by the Ministry of Women Affairs, Bauchi State on the production of sanitary items for home management.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria the training was done in collaboration with QUB Resources Limited, Abuja, which provided the training.

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The women were trained on how to make liquid soaps, hand sanitisers, and other disinfectants.

The training was done under the ministry’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Workshop.

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Representative of QUB Resources Limited, Mrs. Lydia Shehu, said the theme of the one-day training is, ‘Building women’s economic resilience for inclusive recovery’.

Shehu said that the aim was for the attainment of personal and family hygiene and from bacteria, and viruses, among others, and to improve their means of livelihood.

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She lauded the Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen for organising the programme, especially during this period of COVID-19 and other diseases.

The representative explained that the skills taught were not capital-intensive, adding that the trainees could start up the business with little income and train other women on the products.

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