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Pele, Ronaldo, Messi, others Mourn Maradona

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Following the passing away of the Argentine football legend, Diego Armando Maradona on Wednesday, tributes have continued to pour in from fans and fellow football legends. Notably are Pele of Brazil, Ballon D’or title holder and Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi of Argentina, French legend, Mitchell Platini and soccer manager, Jose Mourinho.

LIONEL MESSI: “A very sad day for all Argentines and for football. He leaves us but does not leave, because Diego is eternal. I keep all the beautiful moments lived with him and I wanted to take the opportunity to send my condolences to all his family and friends. RIP”

Lionel Messi and Maradona

CRISTIANO RONALDO: The Juventus forward wrote on his Instagram page to react to the sad news, calling Maradona “an unparalleled magician” who leaves “a void that will never be filled”.

Ronaldo and Maradona

PELE: The Brazilian football legend, expressed grief on his Instagram page as he mourned his fellow legend Diego Maradona saying he hoped they would “play together in the sky” one day. “Sad news today. I have lost a dear friend, and the world has lost a legend,”

Maradona and Pele

PLATINI: The French football legend Michel Platini who had played on the same pitch with Maradona both at international and club assignments expressed his sadness at the news of the death of his old rival, saying that “it’s our past that goes away.””I am very sad. I am nostalgic for what was a wonderful era,” said Platini. Maradona and Platini were big rivals in the 1980s as the Frenchman played for Juventus against Maradona’s Napoli. “Diego has left a mark on my life,” Platini told French radio station RTL.

Maradona and Platini as rivals
Maradona and Platini

Jose Mourinho, the great award winning football manager wrote on his Instagram page: “Don Diego…. damn dude I miss you” with two heart emojis and a crying emoji.

Maradona and Mourinho

Oche Onu writes with agency reports.

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PETER OBI VISITS SOLUDO

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Peter Obi and Chukwuma Soludo

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general election, Peter Obi, has paid the Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, a courtesy visit at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia.

Soludo and Obi met behind closed-doors after which Obi lauded Soludo for the “great job he is doing in Anambra State.” This is contained in a statement posted to the Facebook Page of Soludo TV on Friday. The statement, which is titled, ‘Soludo receives Peter Obi on a courtesy visit’, read: “Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR, received earlier today, Mr Peter Obi, former Governor of Anambra State and Presidential candidate of the Labour Party at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia.

“Both leaders had a mutual discussion behind closed doors. Afterwards, Mr Peter Obi commended Governor Soludo highly for the great job he is doing in Anambra State. Governor Soludo, on the other hand, welcomed Mr Peter Obi to Anambra as a prominent son of the state and wished him well in his Presidential bid as the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party.”

After the meeting, Soludo, wrote on his verified Facebook Page, “Today after my engagement with the YESS family, I received in audience my brother and Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, in a private meeting at the Governor’s lodge, Amawbia.

“Mr. Obi is one of the two illustrious Sons of our dear State gunning to be the President of Nigeria. The other is Justice Peter Umeadi of our great Party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

“As the Governor of these great Sons of the State, I am proud of this moment in history. And wish them the best of luck.”

Source: The Punch

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Peter Obi in Close Meeting With Ortom, Wike, Mimiko, Ikpeazu, others

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The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, yesterday met with the Governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike and other governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State.

The meeting is the second time Obi would meet with Wike after dumping the PDP and declaring his presidential ambition.

Obi’s meeting was disclosed via Twitter by former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko.

Mimiko disclosed that the meeting was held yesterday night.

Others in attendance include, former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke; former Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwanbo; Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom; Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu; Mohammed Adoke and several others.

Sharing a photograph of the meeting, Mimiko wrote: “Nice to share some time last night with @GovWike @Donald_Duke @PeterObi @HEDankwambo @GovSamuelOrtom @GovernorIkpeazu, Mohammed Adoke SAN and many other friends.”

As of the time of filing this report, the aim and location of the meeting is unknown.

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Police Arrest “BUGA” Singer, Kiss Daniel

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Music star, Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, also known as Kizz Daniel has allegedly been arrested by the Tanzanian Police.

Kizz Daniel was arrested for not showing up at his scheduled concert.

He was scheduled to perform at the Warehouse, Old Nextdoor Arena in Tanzania on Sunday but did not show up to the venue.

Disgruntled fans had taken to social media, expressing displeasure over the Singer’s failure to show up on Sunday.

Reports said the ‘Buga’ crooner refused to mount the stage because he allegedly forgot his travelling bag in Uganda and didn’t want to wear borrowed clothes.

However, the angry fans who reportedly paid $5000 for tables were seen hurling bottles at each other and destroying properties at the event centre.

A viral video of the arrest showed the singer wearing a hooded jacket and being led into a police vehicle.

This is the second time the singer has failed to perform at a fully booked concert while fans waited.

He had last month kept fans waiting for hours at his DMV concert in New York but later blamed his no-show on immigration challenges.

Source: The Punch

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