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Manchester United hangs their heads in shame and defeat as Spurs crush Them to pieces.

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Manchester United suffered utter humiliation at the hands of former manager José Mourinho on Sunday, whose Tottenham Hotspur side ran out 6-1 winners at Old Trafford. It was an abject performance from United, and particularly Harry Maguire, whose habitually cack-handed defending was directly responsible for at least three goals. If he never pulled on a United shirt again, it would be no great loss.

Serious questions also have to be asked of Ole Gunnarwhose side were totally lacking in tactical nous even before Anthony Martial was sent off for violent conduct midway through the first half. Once down to ten, the Reds looked totally lacking in any kind of fighting spirit, gifting their opponents four further goals before the final whistle. It was a damning indictment of Solskjær’s preparation, and United should seriously be looking at lining up Mauricio Pochettino as his replacement.

Despite their eventual embarrassment, United could hardly have made a better start. Within 90 seconds they were a goal up, with Bruno Fernandes converting from the penalty spot after Martial was felled by Davinson Sánchez.

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It took just two minutes for things to head south, with Maguire inexplicably tugging Luke Shaw down as the United defenders failed to deal with a long throw into the penalty area. Tanguy Ndombele took full advantage of the chaos, walloping a powerful shot home with help from a Maguire deflection.

Within three minutes, Spurs had completed the turnaround. Once again Maguire was at fault, fouling Harry Kane, and then failing to stop him angling a quick free-kick in behind United’s misshapen back line. Son Heung-min received the ball, darted between Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw, and chipped a fine finish inside David de Gea’s far post.

United struggled to gain a foothold, and Spurs started to lay siege to their hosts’ goal. De Gea and Bailly both made important blocks to keep United’s deficit at one goal, but it was all undone when Anthony Martial raised his hand to Erik Lamela’s face just short of the half-hour, and was sent for an early bath.

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It’s hard to legislate for moments of ill discipline, but United’s immediate tactical meltdown was entirely on Solskjær. Down to ten, United looked entirely clueless, and any semblance of shape or system went out of the window. Within moments Eric Bailly had played a hospital pass to Nemanja Matić, who was caught deep in possession, allowing Son to square for Harry Kane, who doubled Spurs’ lead.

Within a few minutes, the visitors netted a fourth. Luke Shaw completely vacated his spot at left-back, forcing Maguire to come across to cover. He could only deflect Serge Aurier’s cross into the area, where a grateful Son arrived to tap home at the near post. It was all too easy for Spurs, with United leaving vast swathes of space across the field.

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Gunnar looked to shore things up at the interval, introducing Fred and Scott McTominay for Matić and Bruno Fernandes. However, not even the beefed-up midfield prevented Spurs from netting again within minutes, when Shaw was dragged too narrow and allowed Aurier to ghost into the penalty area, where he drove inside the far post for five.

Kane sealed his brace — and Spurs’ sixth — with just over ten minutes left, driving a penalty past de Gea after Paul Pogba sent Ben Davies tumbling in the box. Spurs ran down the remaining minutes in United’s half, with the Reds spending most of the time chasing shadows. It’s difficult to play a man down, but United made it look nigh-on impossible. It’s not all his fault, but ole Gunnar will be very lucky indeed to survive this.

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21 people confirmed dead in an auto crash at Enugu State.

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21 people have been confirmed dead in an auto crash at Enugu State

Twenty-one people, including schoolchildren, have died in an accident in Enugu State, south-east Nigeria.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Enugu, Ogbonna Kalu, confirmed the incident on Thursday.

He explained that the nature of the accident was a collision that involved a school bus and a trailer in the state.

Kalu added that the incident happened at Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area of the state, saying it was as a result of dangerous driving.

 

The Federal Road Safety Corps, on Thursday, confirmed the death of 21 people, including school children, in an auto crash at Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

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The Enugu Sector Commander, Mr Ogbonna Kalu, who confirmed the incident, said the accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon.

He said the accident involved a school bus and trailer.

The commander blamed the accident on speeding beyond the limit and dangerous driving.

Kalu said, “21 persons have been confirmed dead and more than 50 persons were in the school bus.

“Also of note is that not all the deaths were school children. Those working on the roadside were part of the casualties.

“From available information, the accident was caused by dangerous driving.”

We gathered that the tragic incident occurred when a Lowbed truck belonging to a construction firm working at Oji-River – Awgu Federal Road lost control and rammed into a school bus conveying over 60 pupils of the Presentation Nursery and Primary School, Awgu owned by the Catholic Diocese of Awgu home.

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Buhari rejects Amnesty reports, gives ministers one week to submit ENDSARS reports

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The President Muhammadu Buhari has given ministers one week ultimatum to submit reports of their consultations with their constituents on the ongoing #ENDSARS protests which had been hijacked by hoodlums thereby resulting in a state of lawlessness in different parts of the country.

Recall that President Buhari had at last week’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting told the Ministers to go and interface with their constituents in a bid to stop the looting and burning of government and private properties by hoodlums as aftermath of the protest against police brutality.

It was gathered that President Buhari has given the cabinet members one week to turn in their reports on their town hall meeting with their consultants.

The Presidency Thursday rejected the report of Amnesty International alleging that the report on the Lekki shootings was skewed.

The Presidency said the Amnesty International cannot have more facts about things happening in the country than the President

Speaking at the Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, disputed the allegations that the looting and rioting was not caused by the military shootings, insisting that there was already violence in some parts of the country before the Lekki incident.

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Fielding question that the looting was a fall out of the Lekki shootings, Adesina said, “You are not quite correct. You are falling for the narrative of Amnesty International. And Amnesty is wrong. Anarchy had broken loose before even Lekki. The prisons in Benin and Oko had been broken open before Lekki. Orile police station had been burnt before Lekki.

“Many policemen had been burnt before Lekki. So, you cannot say it was Lekki that precipitated all those things. Look at the timelines, look at all those things. You will discover that it had happened before Lekki. So, you are falling for the gambit of Amnesty International.

“Amnesty International does not have all the facts, they don’t run this country, they shouldn’t know beyond what they have been told. They shouldn’t know more than you and I should know as media people as watchers of developments.”

Asked if it was the President’s thinking that Amnesty’s report was wrong, Chief Adesina alleged that Amnesty International was in the habit of making unsubstantiated reports about Nigeria.

According to him, “Many times, the military has come out to dispute facts brought out by Amnesty.”

When asked whether President Buhari approved the military action in Lekki as the commander-in-chief, the presidential Spokesman said he would not want to undermine the work of the panel of inquiry looking into the matter.

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Speaking on the directives to ministers to visit states to douse tentions in their respective states, Adesina said: “I can tell you because there was another Federal Executive Council meeting yesterday (Wednesday), the president asked for briefs from ministers who went out. Only two had their reports ready as at yesterday because some others were still in their respective states still carrying out their assignment.

“So, the president said all of them should turn in their reports through the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in the incoming week.”

Asked what to expect out of the reports, Adesina said: “Well, it can only be positive.

“One, it will help us to establish the truth to something’s because there are a lot of conjectures, colourations, outright falsehoods, fake news and all that. The ministers can come with what is near authentic based on the consultations they are going to make.”

The Water Resources Minister Sulaiman Adamu, had during a courtesy call to Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State in Dutse, disclosed that ministers were directed to meet with stakeholders to explain federal government’s efforts to meet the demands of the youths.

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He had said that the cabinet members were directed to “go to our states to solicit the support of political, traditional, religious and community leaders against the violence that emanated from # EndSARS protests.”

Adamu had said he was therefore in the state to meet with leaders on “promoting tolerance, peace and stability in this critical moment and hear from them and report back to him (Buhari) immediately.”.

Adamu had also acknowledged that the #ENDSARS protests started well and was in line with the Nigerian constitution only to be hijacked along the line by those who infringed on the rights of other citizens, killed innocent persons, looted and engaged in other criminal acts.

He said: “President Muhammad Buhari is soliciting the support of all other political leaders in the state to properly address the people of the state on the need to dispel any rumour that is tantamount to creating disunity among Nigerians and also throw the nation into crisis.”

The Minister of State for Power, Prince Jedy-Agba was in Cross River State few days ago with his constituents on the matter.

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American policeman shoots a black man in front of his mother.

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An American police man was seen an recorded shooting a black American man 10 times

DJ akademiks posted the video of the shooting yesterday

In the video, a man is seen charging towards two policemen with a knife in his hand. His mother tried to hold him back but he refused to submit and he kept charging towards them. Then they fired at the man ten times.

People have shared many views on this as some said that the police men were right and would win if this was a case because the man was armed with a knife

But others suggest that the police would have simply used tasers or subdued him since they were three. Or they would have shot him on the leg. And they have linked this to the American racism that has been going on in the country.

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