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Former Eagles Midfielder, Henry Nwosu, Down with Ailment, Cries Out for Help

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Former Super Eagles midfielder, Henry Nwosu, says he needs help to stay alive after being diagnosed with an undisclosed terminal ailment, The PUNCH reports.

Our correspondent learnt Nwosu, a member of Nigeria’s first title winning African Cup of Nations squad in 1980, is currently receiving treatment at the Asaba Specialist hospital in Delta State.

The 59-year-old, who is being taken care of at the hospital by his two sisters, told The PUNCH he was battling to stay alive, having spent all his fortune in the process.

“I can’t say anything now about my ailment until next week, as the results of some of the tests I underwent have not been brought to me,” Nwosu told The PUNCH.

“Some people have sent me money to help the process, which I appreciate so much. Today (Sunday), someone from an All-Star club I belong to in Lagos sent me N100,000, while another sent me N50,000, which I appreciate. I need all the help I can now to stay alive.

“I know how much I have spent here at the Asaba Specialist Hospital, it has not been easy.”

Meanwhile, the Chairman, Task Force of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigerian, Harrison Jalla, made a passionate plea to the Minister of Youth and Sports Sunday Dare, the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, of and the President, Nigeria Football Federation, Ibrahim Gusau, to come to the aid of the Nigerian legend.

“Nwosu, who meritoriously served Nigeria in the 1980s and 1990s, is down with an ailment that requires urgent medical attention,” Jalla said in a statement made available to The PUNCH on Sunday.

“The situation requires urgent medical attention. This is a clarion call to the NFF, Minister of Sports, the government of Imo State and all Nigerians of goodwill to rally round Nwosu to save his life.

“He was a delight to watch in his days at the defunct New Nigerian Bank, ACB, Iwuanyanwu Nationale and the Eagles.

“Nwosu is a living legend. This is one of the reasons why PFAN must get its proper representations in NFF, with its collective bargaining agreement in place to run its welfare programmes for current and retired footballers as an independent organisation.”

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Cyril Ramaphosa Re-elected As South African President

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The South African Parliament has, during its first sitting of the 7th Parliament on Friday, re-elected Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa as the President of the Republic of South Africa. He has been re-elected to serve a second term as the President.

Thia was hours after his African National Congress and the Democratic Alliance (DA) agreed to form a coalition, setting aside their rivalry in a historic governance pact.

In terms of the Constitution, the National Assembly must, at its first sitting after its election, elect a woman or a man from among its members to be the President.

Mr. Ramaphosa was elected with 283 votes against Mr Julius Malema with 44 votes. The Constitution states that when elected President, a person ceases to be a member of the National Assembly and, within five days, must assume office by swearing or affirming faithfulness to the Republic and obedience to the Constitution.

The President-elect will be inaugurated during a ceremony in Pretoria which, according to the Constitution, should take place within five days after the President’s election.

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Finidi George Resigns As Super Eagles Coach

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Newly appointed Super Eagles coach, Finidi George, has resigned his appointment,  according to a post by ex-Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye on X.com on Saturday.

He wrote, “News just in. Finidi George #FinidiGeorge_FG has resigned from his #NGSuperEagles manager position.”

The resignation follows the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) decision to appoint a foreign coach to oversee him, despite his recent appointment in May.

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Appeal Court Insists Amaewhule, 26 Others Not Members of Rivers House of Assembly

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The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Friday, refused to set aside a judgment ordering the removal of Martins Chike Amaewhule and 26 others as members of the Rivers State House of Assembly.

Justice Charles Wali of the Rivers State High Court, Port Harcourt, on May 30 declared the seats of the 27 lawmakers who dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in October last year vacant.

The judge, who delivered the ruling in a suit filed by the Speaker of the Assembly, Victor Oko Jumbo, and two others, also restrained Amaewhule from parading himself as Speaker of the Assembly.

Dissatisfied with the verdict, the aggrieved lawmakers approached the appellate court to set it aside.

However, at a virtual hearing of the matter on Friday, a three-member panel of the appellate court declared that the reversal of the lower court ruling would amount to pre-judging the appeal currently before it.

The panel, thereafter, fixed June 20 for the hearing of the appeal filed by the lawmakers in their quest to regain their seats in the Assembly.

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