Arsenal to send fresh bid for Wilfried Zaha

Arsenal are facing a difficult situation with their attempt to bring in Crystal Palace winger, Wilfried Zaha.

Despite not making any move to pay near the Eagles demand, Arsenal have not given up of Zaha.

This week the North London side are expected to offer Crystal Palace another bid for the Ivorian winger.

According to The Independent, Arsenal last offer of £55m plus Reiss Nelson on loan, had been rejected.

New report from Sky Sports, Arsenal are not intending to give up and will propose a new offer this week.

Report says the club are also finally set to complete the signing of Saint Etienne defender William Saliba this week.

The 18-year-old will sign a contract with the Gunners.

But will return to the French club on loan for the forthcoming season.

Arsenal close in on Real Madrid Ceballos

Arsenal are close to signing Real Madrid midfielder, Dani Ceballos on loan and have gave up on Kieran Tierney.

Ceballos is on his way to join the Gunners after choosing them over Tottenham Hotspurs, on a season-long loan deal.

Ceballos lifted the European U-21 Championship trophy with Spain this summer.

Arsenal manager, Unai Emery in a recent interview said he could soon be on his way to Arsenal.

Emery said on Monday:

“Ceballos is a very good player. I know him from Real Betis at the beginning and Real Madrid.

“He played very well in the Under-21s European Championship, his national team won the competition.”

Arsenal gave up on Tierney’s signing

Arsenal have abandoned their chase of £25 million Celtic defender, Kieran Tierney.

The Gunners have decided to give up after their third bid was rejected by the Scottish champions.

It was revealed that Celtic demanded most of the transfer fee (£25m) up front, but the North London side negotiated otherwise.

Gunners, having £40m to spend this summer, have moved on to other targets.

Word of the Day: COGENT

The word for today is: COGENT

MEANING:

  • Forceful and to the point, as a reason or argument; compelling; convincing

EXAMPLES:

  • At the town meeting, citizens presented many cogent arguments in support of building a new senior center.
  • There were cogent, logical arguments to be made in favor of keeping the city’s options open regarding the use of funds.”

SYNONYMS:

  • Pertinent, relevant

ANTONYM:

  • Irrelevant

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Professionals in diaspora will help make Lagos great – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Government has vowed to bring in Nigerians in diaspora to help build the state.

Government focusing on capacity building for development of its teachers and other areas for youth development and empowerment.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Diaspora Affairs, Mr. Jermaine Sanwo-Olu said this while declaring open a 2-day teachers training program for teachers in Surulere.

The program by Association of Nigerian Academics in UK was organized for teachers in Surulere and supported by councils and Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT.

The idea was to use the experience, knowledge and exposure from the developed world for development in the state.

SSA Sanwo-Olu said: “I believe that the diaspora is what will hasten the development of Lagos state through the wind of change; so in moving forward we are going to be bringing in more people, doctors, nurses, teachers and others from around the world to come and impact the state voluntarily.

“This is the season of change, we are bringing the world to Lagos so that we can have world best practices.

“We believe that the diaspora is the wheel of progress for Lagos state and Nigeria as a whole; nations like Israel, India even China utilises the power of the diaspora to bring about changes in their respective nations. So we see this UK group coming to impart knowledge and build capacity of the teachers who are custodians of knowledge and trainers of the future leaders”.

He said confidently that the Sanwo-Olu’s administration will make a greater Lagos with their knowledge and team work.

According to the SSA, education and technology is at the heart of the governor’s ‘theme’ programme:

“You can’t have education without being digitalised in technology information.

“Information is power, but information is maximised when it is utilised, maximise the information you receive here by utilising it, use it, and with what is going on now you can not be analogue teachers any more.

“You need to digitalise, leverage on the power of technology to make your work better, more efficient, be IT and computer savvy, use the newest technology so that you can appeal to the various learning styles of young people.”

President of Academics in UK, Adedamola Aminu said this idea is to work together with professionals in Nigeria.

“We really want to work with the governments both at the federal, state and local levels in terms of how we can be of assistance and how we can give each other the needed support”, he said.

Redaction

Word of the Day: REDACTION

The word for today is: REDACTION

MEANING:

  • Am act or instance of obscuring or removing something from a document prior to publication or release

EXAMPLE:

  • The boy’s story was redacted because it has not been confirmed.

SYNONYMS:

  • Edit, refine

ANTONYM:

  • Unscramble

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LAWMA urges residents to monetize waste, clears Adeniji Adele canal

Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, has initiated the clearing of Adeniji Adele canal “to pave way for a cleaner and healthier Lagos.

The agency took this exercise up in furtherance of the executive Governor’s order on zero tolerance for reckless waste disposal which was recently signed by Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

In a statement released by LAWMA spokesperson, Folashade Kadiri, “We embarked on this campaign pursuant to the executive order signed by His Excellency to pave way for a cleaner and healthier Lagos. This shows total commitment of the State Government to environmental sustainability.”

LAWMA furthering gave their words that the exercise will not end there as it will extend to other drainage channel of the state.

This was with the motive of ensuring that no part of the metropolis was left behind in LAWMA’s quest to ensure clean environment in the state.

“The clearing of the canal would be extended to other clogged canals in the state. The exercise will allow free flow of water and help mitigate the problem of flooding. We therefore appeal to residents to shun the habit of throwing their waste into canals and drains as this causes huge problems for the environment and people”, LAWMA added.

…LAWMA urges residents to monetize waste

During this exercise, the agency urges residents to make money from their recyclable items, instead of dumping them in canals.

Residents were advised to think of making money from their recyclable items, instead of dumping them in canals.

Most of the waste cleared are recyclable materials and PET bottles which posed great dangers to the environment.

Residents commends the for the timely intervention and suggested that the exercise should be a continuous one.

They also promise to join hands with the government in its quest for a cleaner, healthier and sustainable environment.

De Gea

De Gea becomes World’s highest paid goalkeeper

Spain goalkeeper, David De Gea finally becomes the World’s highest paid goalkeeper after signing new contract with club.

De Gea’s new deal with Manchester United will run until 2025, leaving him with £110m over six years.

The Spanish will sign the £375,000 weekly deal when the club return from their pre-season tour.

De Gea, 28, joined the Red Devils from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

He also won a Premier League title, an FA Cup, a League Cup and three Community Shields domestically, to go with a Europa League title in 2016/2017.

 

Reno Omokri

Since I was born, I have never seen an Igbo beggar – Reno Omokri

Areuthor and lawyer, Reno Omokri has showered praises on the Igbo people among other tribes and ethnics in Nigeria.

Reno distinguished the Igbo from the whole saying he has never seen an Igbo beggar since he was born.

He said the ethnic group native to the present-day south-central and south-eastern Nigeria for their hard work.

Reno claims that the Igbo ethnic group are the most enterprising and African ethnic nationality that have produced more US dollar multimillionaires.

He posted:

“The Igbo are an African ethnic nationality that has produced more US dollar multimillionaires, per capita, through their apprenticeship system, than @HarvardHBS

“Business School. Igbos prove that WHO you know takes you farther than WHAT you know

“Since I was born till today, I‘ve NEVER seen an Igbo BEGGAR. Africa should study this most enterprising ethnic nationality. Nigeria had her fastest GFP growth in 2003-2007 and 2011-2015 under the hand of an Igbo @NOIweala. It can’t be a COINCIDENCE!

“Nigerians STRUGGLE in Nigeria, but when they RELOCATE to America, they become the MOST SUCCESSFUL IMMIGRANTS (not one of the most, the most, BAR NONE, according to US census bureau). Nigerians prove that LOCATION affects your VOCATION and OCCUPATION

“If a FISH befriends a FROG, the FROG will take it out of WATER and the FISH will FAIL, because God made it to SUCCEED only in WATER. Many people FAIL because they befriended FROGS that took them out of the natural HABITAT God made them to THRIVE in” 

Alex Iwobi may leave Arsenal if club sign Wilfried Zaha

Arsenal wing player, Alex Iwobi has revealed that he may consider leaving Arsenal if the club completes Wilfried Zaha signing.

Crystal Palace winger, Zaha, valued around £80m, has been the club No 1 transfer target this summer.

The Super Eagles winger, Iwobi, whose intention was to continue having more playing time at the club in the coming season is afraid of been placed on the side if Zaha joins the North London club before August 8.

Iwobi told The Sun:

“I am not one to chicken out. I have had it all over the years, being told I’m not good enough.

“So whenever the chance comes I always try and prove I should be starting.

“But it’s going to be difficult if Zaha comes. He will add more stress.

“I am up for the fight but the only time I would consider leaving is if I am not playing as much as I would like to.

“Obviously, my joy is to play football and not just sit out.

“If it comes to that I would have no choice but to leave. But I would always put up a fight to play — that is what I have done all my life.

“We have big stars already, so by adding another one I’ll just have to prove I can do better than them.”