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first_imgOmololu Ogunmade and Deji Elumoye in AbujaPresident Muhammadu Buhari last night congratulated the Super Eagles for what he described as another spectacular outing, which he said confirmed Nigeria’s progress to the next level in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019.The president said with a well-deserved victory over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, he was of the belief, like millions of other sports-loving Nigerians, that Nigeria would accomplish the mission of winning the trophy for the fourth time. Muhammadu Buhari A statement by his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the president urged the team and their handlers to remain focused, disciplined and scale the remaining two hurdles to glory.“He affirms that the crop of players in the national football team represent the resilient and indomitable Nigerian spirit, which must be reflected in all other areas of national life.“President Buhari assures the players that Nigerians are praying for them to fly higher and get to the peak of the tournament, knowing that the taste of victory is sweet and what they have achieved so far is pleasing to Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, religious or political inclination,” the statement added.Similarly, Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, hailed the Super Eagles for qualifying into the semi final stage of the AFCON 2019.Lawan, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, said the victory of the Eagles has reinforced the confidence of Nigerians in the team to win the trophy.He noted that, “your victory this night has reinforced our confidence in you to win the trophy for Nigeria.“Nigerians have never doubted your commitment and patriotism in making Nigeria proud in the field of soccer, and I urge you not to relent until you achieve total victory”.Lawan charged the players to see their superlative performance since the commencement of the tournament beyond just scoring goals and winning matches, but their contribution in unifying all Nigerians irrespective of the divides.His words : “Football, particularly when it comes to our national team has been our greatest unifier where the nation is put above all other primordial interests”.Lawan urged Nigerians no to relent in their support and prayers for the national team to emerge as winner of the tournament.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also congratulated Nigerians over the Super Eagles 2-1 decisive triumph.National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan said in a statement last night that the “victory was a definite pointer that, with the collective commitment and patriotism of our citizens, our dear nation will surely surmount her challenges and come out of its present predicaments.”The PDP said that the unity and solidarity exhibited by Nigerians, from all divides, in supporting our national team, show that our compatriots truly love their nation and are willing to work together despite the machinations of disruptive forces seeking to divide them.The party urges Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the team as they continue in their established determination to lift the trophy and bring glory to our nation at the end of the tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


first_img The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) is now accepting entries for its annual Heritage Essay, Poster and Photography Competitions.Manager of Special Projects at the JIS and Chair of the Heritage Competition Planning Committee, Andrine Davidson, told JIS News that holding the competitions is one of the ways in which the agency encourages students to participate in the dialogue about the country’s heritage.“The JIS Heritage Competitions provide a space for engagement with them on relevant issues. As the official information arm of the Government, connection with all demographics is important. Students should be given the opportunity to say something about our nation’s past, present and future,” she said.The Essay competition targets children at the primary level who are between nine and 12 years of age.They are required to write between 400 and 500 words on the theme ‘How would you like to see Jamaica in another 55 years’. Entries will be judged on relevance to the topic, originality, accuracy and analysis of research data, writing style and language skills.Essay submissions should also include the Title Page and Bibliography or List of References. At least one of the references must be a JIS source. Essays should be submitted using the application form at www.jis.gov.jm.The Poster competition is open to students in grades 7-13 at registered secondary schools.They are required to design an 11×17-inch poster digitally or by illustration depicting ‘Jamaica 55’. Posters will be judged on interpretation of the topic, originality, neatness and presentation.Meanwhile, the Photography competition, which is in its second year, targets students attending an accredited tertiary institution. They are required to submit a high-resolution-quality photograph depicting ‘Jamaica 55’. Entries will be judged on: originality, composition, technicality and impact.“As Jamaica continues to celebrate its 55th year of Independence, we thought it would be appropriate to set topics that speak to the achievement of this milestone. It presents an opportunity for students to assess for themselves Jamaica’s achievements, and articulate the national aspirations,” Mrs. Davidson said.Students will have until midnight on October 31, 2017 to submit their entries.Prizes will be awarded to the top participants for all three competitions, courtesy of sponsorship from corporate Jamaica, including financial and tertiary institutions, technology companies and bookstores.Relatives of JIS staff members are not eligible to participate, and students entering the competitions should ensure that they retain a copy of their work.For further information, persons may call the JIS at 926-3590-4 Ext. 2137/2132, email: [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected] For further information, persons may call the JIS at 926-3590-4 Ext. 2137/2132, email: [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected] The Essay competition targets children at the primary level who are between nine and 12 years of age. Story Highlights The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) is now accepting entries for its annual Heritage Essay, Poster and Photography Competitions.last_img read more


first_imgMumbai: Actor Vicky Kaushal says the team of “Takht” is preparing in full force to begin the film in February next year and he can’t wait to share screen space with the “huge” star cast. Directed by Karan Johar, “Takht” is based in the Mughal era and chronicles the story of two warring brothers. It features Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. “We will begin ‘Takht’ in February, preparations of which are on in full force. Before that, I will finish ‘Udham Singh’ and then I will go for ‘Takht,'” Vicky told reporters here. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “I am very excited. It is a big film with a huge cast. I am very excited for when we will come in one frame and act. We are all very happy and am waiting for it to start,” he added. “Takht” reportedly traces the relationship between Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and his brother Dara Shukoh, with Ranveer playing the former while Vicky will play Aurangzeb. The actor was speaking at the 20th edition of IIFA awards.last_img read more

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