Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang abused by Arsenal fans after Granit Xhaka meltdown during Crystal Palace draw

first_imgAubameyang was abused by some Arsenal fans (Picture: Twitter)Arsenal have now won just one of their last four Premier League fixtures, dropping four points below fourth-placed Chelsea in the table.ADVERTISEMENTXhaka was not the only player to be receive criticism from Arsenal fans over the weekend, with Aubameyang abused by some supporters as he left the ground in his car.AdvertisementAdvertisementA video posted on social media shows Aubameyang receiving abuse as he drove away from the Emirates.I’m actually speechless Preciana brown shouting abuse at @Aubameyang7 after the game on Sunday; “£2000 a year to watch shit? Fuck off”. Weird she’s shouting it at the player that’s bailed us out on numerous occasions Then it puts them off stopping for legit fans pic.twitter.com/VFDnjmL42Z— saxon71 (@stuafc71) October 29, 2019 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has enjoyed a fine start to the season despite Arsenal’s struggles (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was abused by some Arsenal fans as he left the Emirates following the disappointing draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday.Unai Emery’s side squandered a two-goal lead at home to London rivals Palace in a match which saw Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka clash with his own fans.Defensive duo Sokratis Papastathopoulos and David Luiz both scored early goals to put the Gunners in control but Palace hit back through Luka Milivojevic and Jordan Ayew. Advertisement Emery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fansTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:45FullscreenEmery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fanshttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-granit-xhaka-wrong-swear-fans-2036436/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.After Xhaka’s shocking outburst on Sunday, Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas says the Swiss has no future at the Emirates.‘He has to take his medicine but I’ll be surprised if he comes back in any capacity to play for Arsenal again,’ he said.Arsenal face Premier League leaders Liverpool in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Oct 2019 9:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang abused by Arsenal fans after Granit Xhaka meltdown during Crystal Palace draw Comment ‘£2,000 a year to watch s**t… f**k off!’ a frustrated fan is heard saying twice in his direction.Another says: ‘These people pay £1,800 for a season ticket… they are your support!’Aubameyang has enjoyed a superb start to the new season despite Arsenal’s mixed form, scoring eight goals in 12 games. Advertisementlast_img read more

Pope to wash young offenders’ feet

first_imgFaithLifestyle Pope to wash young offenders’ feet by: – March 28, 2013 113 Views no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Pope Francis celebrated Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Thursday morningPope Francis will wash the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre near Rome on Maundy Thursday.Thousands of pilgrims and tourists are arriving in Rome to attend ceremonies during the holy week ahead of Easter.The washing of feet on the Thursday before Easter is a Christian tradition commemorating Christ’s Last Supper.In a homily, the Pope urged priests to engage more with parishioners, saying: “It is not in soul-searching… that we encounter the Lord.”Worshippers should “leave Mass looking as if they had heard good news”, he told hundreds of cardinals, priests and bishops in St Peter’s Basilica.Easter is the most important festival in the calendar of the Catholic Church. Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St Peter’s Basilica, 28 March On Easter Sunday morning, the new Pope will deliver his first “Urbi et Orbi” message to the city of Rome and to the world.During his inaugural general audience Wednesday, Francis called for an immediate political solution to the conflict in the Central African Republic after last weekend’s coup.VolunteersThe new leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics has brought a new sense of simplicity to the Vatican, reports the BBC’s David Willey in Rome.He has broken with tradition for the foot-washing ceremony, which is normally performed on lay people in one of Rome’s basilicas.This time the Pope will visit the Casal del Marmo detention centre on the outskirts of Rome. Pope Benedict XVI visited the centre in 2007, but not for the Holy Thursday Mass. Only for the first two years of his pontificate did he perform the feet-washing himself, after which the task was delegated to priests.During the service, the Pope washes and kisses the feet of 12 people to replicate the Bible’s account of Jesus Christ’s gesture of humility towards his 12 apostles on the night before he was crucified.Some of the young detainees volunteered to have their feet washed, while others were given an invitation to help them overcome their embarrassment, the Catholic News Agency quoted the prison chaplain as saying.On Good Friday evening the Pope will carry a wooden cross and pray at a ceremony at Rome’s ancient amphitheatre, the Colosseum, commemorating Jesus’ crucifixion. And on Saturday evening Pope Francis will celebrate the main Easter Vigil Mass in St Peter’s Basilica.BBC Newslast_img read more

Cassava Novelty Treats to be Featured at Strictly Local Christmas Village

first_imgLifestyleNews Cassava Novelty Treats to be Featured at Strictly Local Christmas Village by: – November 27, 2019 Share Share Tweet Sharecenter_img DEXIA launched the second annual Strictly Local Christmas Village on Tuesday, November morning.The event takes place from December 18-20 at the Roseau Market.Lloyd Pascal, Chairman of DEXIA says the Christmas Village was born out of necessity for access to locally produced, well packaged goods, for both local and foreign consumption.“It is an opportunity to promote all things local to stimulate some growth within the craft, art, fashion, literature, music, agriculture and agro-processing sectors. It is also an opportunity to add value to our products and services and make them more attractive in the local and regional markets that we service,” he explained.Pascal hopes the village brings out Dominica’s best entrepreneurial spirit, exposing products of high value.A parade and children’s creative workspace form part of the activities, while agro-processing, fashion, art, expressions of music, poetry, and story-telling will be on show.Eats and skin products will also be available.DEXIA appeals to the general public and visitors alike to patronize the Strictly Local Christmas Village.Meantime, Dominica continues to follow closely the Food and Agriculture Organization’s declaration of cassava as a climate resilient product. Cassava will feature in an annual local entrepreneur event next month.The food court at the Strictly Local Christmas Village is organized to feature the use of cassava in a number of dishes.Nathalie Charles, representative of Dominica Health & Wellness Association, listed a few of the expected 12 cassava products to be on display and available for purchase at the village. “There is the cassava fruitcake and the rough cake that we make with coconut and spices. We have a cassava tart, pie, quiche, pizza, lasagna, sancoche, croquette and bakes,” Nathalie Charles of the Dominica Health and Wellness Association.Charles said the presentation of these cassava products is the beginning of a cassava drive that will continue through the year 2020. Sharing is caring! 43 Views no discussionslast_img read more

Premier League chiefs working towards June 1 restart

first_imgPremier League chiefs are now working towards restarting the season on June 1. Premier League clubs are determined to finish the season to avoid losing TV revenue The remainder of the campaign would be completed within a six week period. The current season was postponed until at least April 30 following a meeting of all Premier League clubs last week after the rapid spread of the coronavirus around the UK and the world.Advertisement The Premier League are formulating a plan whereby fixtures are played within a short period of time to allow for the 2020-21 campaign to begin on August 8 as scheduled, according to reports. Read Also:Covid-19: EPL to cough out £762million for unfinished season A number of discussions have taken place between Premier League clubs since top-flight football was stopped ahead of the weekend of March 14-16. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentBelieve It Or Not, Paul Rudd Is Turning 50 This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 8 Best Looking US First Ladies EverPink Pineapples Exist – In Case You Didn’t KnowWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe20 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About SiberiaTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?last_img read more

COVID-19: Mourinho offers helping hand to the elderly (Photo)

first_img The Portuguese manager teamed up with Age UK to carry out the fantastic gesture Some members of Mourinho’s squad have also been helping others during this difficult period. Defender Toby Alderweireld, for example, is donating electronic tablets to hospitals in order to help sick people keep in contact with their family and friends. Meanwhile, Jan Vertonghen has called for people to be fined for not respecting coronavirus practice measures, and said that the money should be donated to the NHS. Vertonghen tweeted: ‘Should fine big time for everyone who’s not respecting the protection measures and give the money back to NHS, doctors, nurses, key workers etc… #SocialDistancing’. Tottenham duo Toby Alderweireld (L) and Jan Vertonghen (R) have also been helping others Read Also: World Athletics call on IOC to postpone Tokyo 2020 Meanwhile, Tottenham have launched their own campaign to keep the nation active during the coronavirus shutdown. ‘Shape up with Spurs’ has been a popular free health and wellbeing programme across their community projects and their fitness coaches are adapting it for home video workouts. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has put his free time to good use by delivering essential goods to the elderly in Enfield. The Tottenham boss worked alongside Age UK and Love Your DoorStep in Enfield, near Spurs’ training ground, in preparing food parcels and other items for delivery to the more vulnerable members of the community. Jose Mourinho is primed and ready to go as he helps deliver essential goods to the elderly ‘I am here to help Age UK Enfield, Love Your DoorStep Enfield and of course you can donate food, money or be a volunteer,’ Mourinho said on a video posted by Love Your DoorStep’s Twitter account. Thanks so much to @josemourinhotv for coming to help us today in #Enfield @ageuklondon to support our our appeal and work for the community #THFC please donate https://t.co/S1QrRpyCV3 pic.twitter.com/5nLtrK5Wzi — Love Your DoorStep (@LoveUrdoorstep) March 23, 2020 The charity has been delivering essential goods to elderly members of society who have been advised to stay in quarantine for the next 12 weeks. The Portuguese manager teamed up with Age UK to carry out the fantastic gesture Sky Sports News reporter Michael Bridge tweeted: ‘My place of birth, Enfield had an extra helper for @age_uk today. Delivering essential goods to the elderly. Nice one, Jose. #THFC.’ Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RoleWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Best Movie Cars You Could Own But Probably Can’t AffordThe Best Cars Of All Timecenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Greensburg Community Bread of Life poised to expand with building purchase

first_imgGreensburg, In. — The Greensburg Community Bread of Life Board of Directors are pleased to announce the purchase of the Meyer Building directly behind our current location. Bread of Life has been looking to expand for some time, and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to acquire a location so close to our long-term home at 700 East Randall Street. The new building will provide immediate storage relief for the thousands of pounds of food rescued by the organization every month.In 2011, Bread of Life partnered with Gleaners Food Bank, allowing the organization to receive donations of excess food that might otherwise go to waste from local businesses such as Walmart, Aldi, and Thrive Market. Bread of Life also regularly utilizes unused food from Greensburg Community Schools, KB Foods, Pizza Hut, and Subway in the service of our clients. We are extraordinarily blessed to live in such a generous community, where we receive such an incredible level of support.The purchase of the Meyer Building is a critically important step in the advancement of the mission of Bread of Life, which is to fight hunger in our community by providing a free, nutritious meal to anyone in need; provide a safe haven, where all are free of judgment; and help those in need, in the hope that they will in turn give back to the community. “We left it in God’s hands to meet our needs and He never disappoints when you wait on His guidance. We are so thankful!” states Melissa Foist, Executive Director of Bread of Life.If you would like to support the Greensburg Community Bread of Life, we always accept donations of both food and cash, and are always in need of volunteers to help prepare and serve meals. Contact Executive Director, Melissa Foist, or Administrative Assistant, Kristin Wolfe, at 812-663-1055.last_img read more

CA confirm Dukes balls for Sheffield Shield to

first_img(REUTERS)-Cricket Australia (CA) has confirmed it will use Dukes balls, which are used in England, instead of the locally produced Kookaburra brand for the second half of the domestic Sheffield Shield in a bid to better prepare for the away Ashes series next year.The balls behave differently through the air and off the pitch, with Australia’s inability to play the moving ball seen as one of the reasons why they have failed to win an Ashes series in England since 2001.“Over winter we worked with Dukes to produce a ball that suited Australian conditions but also mirrored the look and feel of the English test ball,” said CA’s Head of Cricket Operations Sean Cary.“We believe the English test Dukes ball will endure our conditions and will look to implement this in the second half of the Sheffield Shield. We wanted a ball that is fit for purpose.“The purpose is to prepare our cricketers to be adaptable … will hopefully lead to more success in both home and away series.”last_img read more

Badminton News Olympian Sindhu only sportsperson in Forbes India’s maiden 22’ tycoons of tomorrow’ list

first_imgMumbai: Badminton player and Olympian PV Sindhu is the only sportsperson featuring in the Forbes India’s maiden ‘tycoons of tomorrow’ list of 22 young achievers in the fields of business, acting and sports.Other prominent names in the list are Karan Adani, chief executive of Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone; Anant Goenka, group executive director of Indian Express; Ashni Biyani, managing director of Future Consumer; and the Birla scion Ananya Birla, founder of Svatantra Microfinance, co-founder, CuroCarte and co-founder of Mpower.Also Read | From United Nations, Donald Trump sends ‘love’ to India, regards to ‘friend’ ModiThe magazine, known for its annual rich list, said this is an India-specific property adding the ranking is not based on their networth alone.The list also includes Radha Kapoor Khanna, the daughter of Yes Bank CEO Rana Kapoor and founder of The Three Sisters: Institutional Office; Nadia Chauhan of Parle Agro fame; PC Musthafa, co-founder of iD Fresh Food; Girish Mathrubootham, founder of Freshworks.Other names are Nikhil Kamath and Nithin Kamath, the co-founders of Zerodha; Ameera Shah of Metropolis Healthcare; Siddharth Bindra of Biba Apparel; Anant Goenka of Ceat; Upasna Kamineni Konidela of Apollo Hospitals and Vikram Shroff of UPL.Real estate developer Lodha group’s Abhishek Lodha; Archit Gupta, founder of Cleartax; Zorawar Kalra, founder of Massive Restaurants; actors Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar; Ankur Jain, founder of Bira 91 beer and Ritesh Agarwal of Oyo Rooms also feature in the list.Read More | NSUI national secretary Akshay Kumar submitted fake degree for admission in PhD course: DU official“The list recognises the scions of family-managed businesses, first-generation entrepreneurs, and actors and sportspersons, who have displayed the dynamism to revitalise an existing enterprise, or have created something new, and, in the process, redefined the rules of business, industry or their craft,” the magazine said.It clarified that the ‘tycoons of tomorrow’ is not a ranking but a qualitative selection based on a long-list compiled by the Forbes India team, and suggestions made by a six-member jury. For all the Latest Sports News News, Badminton News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgNASCAR eased off the brake in the real sports world brought to a sudden halt by the coronavirus and introduced the country to iRacing with some of the sports biggest stars.It was Hamlin’s 31st victory in iRacing, which is where he was first discovered by Earnhardt long before he made it to NASCAR. He said he raced barefoot because “I like to feel the pedals.”Hamlin was heavily involved in putting together Sunday’s pretend race, which was broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 and called by its regular team of Mike Joy and Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon.NASCAR has suspended racing until at least May 9.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — The St. Louis Blues say a relative of a team employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The person is in self-isolation along with members of the person’s family, according to the team. All Blues staff who may have come into close contact with the employee have been notified. The team says it is asking for all members of the Blues to remain isolated, monitor their health and seek advice from team medical staff.— Hours after the Australian government called for its citizens to cancel all non-essential travel, the Australian rules Australian Football League announced it was postponing its seasons until May 31. Australia’s various football leagues were among the few remaining professional sports still playing across the globe.— The $12 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest purse in horse racing, will be postponed until next year. That’s according to an announcement from the Dubai Media Office, a governmental agency. Officials had planned to run the race March 28 without spectators over concerns about the new coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes.NFL-NEWSAP sources: Jets agree to 1-year deal with CB Pierre Desir Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-OLYMPICSIOC to consider postponing Tokyo OlympicsLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — There’s a growing possibility the Tokyo Olympics won’t begin in late July as scheduled due to the new coronavirus. The International Olympic Committee now says it will consider the possibility of postponing the Summer Games. The IOC issued a statement saying it will hold four weeks of discussions with global sports officials and Japanese authorities to examine the options. It says the “scenario planning” will include the possibility of changing the July 24 start date for the Games, but that “cancellation is not on the agenda.”The announcement came after IOC President Thomas Bach led a conference call with executive board members.The leader of the international track federation has sent a letter to Bach saying holding the Olympics in July “is neither feasible nor desirable” with the coronavirus impacting huge swaths of the globe.Seb Coe sent the letter Sunday after meeting with leaders from around the world in track, which is the biggest sport at the Olympics. It came hours after the IOC announced it could take up to four weeks to make a decision on whether to postpone the games, which are scheduled to start July 24.Coe is a two-time Olympic track champion in the men’s 1,500 and president of the International Association of Athletics Federations. March 22, 2020 NASCAR-iRACINGBarefoot Hamlin wins NASCAR iRaceCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won a race without using a drop of gas.Racing barefoot, the three-time Daytona 500 winner beat Dale Earnhardt Jr. off the final corner to win a NASCAR iRacing event at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway.Damaged cars were repaired with the push of a button, among a few virtual signs that NASCAR backed quite an unreal race. Leaders at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said the update provided by the IOC about the Tokyo Olympics signaled an important step. However, those U.S. sports leaders say athletes are still beset with questions about whether the games will go ahead as scheduled.National Olympic committees in Brazil and Slovenia later called for a postponement to 2021. Norway’s Olympic body said it did not want athletes going to Tokyo until the global health crisis is under control.The United States governing bodies of swimming and track have called on their national Olympic officials to push for a postponement.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSJays’ Shapiro expects 4-week spring training before season NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and cornerback Pierre Desir have agreed to terms on a deal, according to two people with direct knowledge of the contract.The Athletic first reported the Jets’ agreement with Desir, who was released by Colts on Saturday.The 29-year-old defensive back spent the past three seasons with Indianapolis, where he had 161 total tackles, five interceptions, 26 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 37 games, including 29 starts.Also in the NFL:— A person with knowledge of the deal says the Seahawks have agreed to terms with offensive lineman Chance Warmack. The former first-round pick has not played since 2018 when he appeared in nine games for Philadelphia. Warmack sat out last season to reportedly get healthy after a series of injuries. UNDATED (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro says he thinks Major League Baseball would need at least a month of workouts and exhibition games before regular season play can begin.Opening day has been postponed until at least mid-May because of the coronavirus pandemic.Shapiro cautioned that training camps aren’t likely to open for some time because of the outbreak. All but three of Toronto’s major league players have left the team’s spring training site in Dunedin, Florida. Shapiro says no Blue Jays players or staff have displayed any symptoms of the new coronavirus, and that no one has been tested.Shapiro spoke to reporters on Sunday from his home in Toronto.In other virus-related developments: Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

National Thanksgiving Day

first_imgTAYO’S ColumnCrazy isn’t it? I mean the way we view our beautiful country. For most of us, Nigeria is the worst place to be in. We are quick to queue behind the derogatory remark that we are the poverty capital of the world. A claim that cannot be true if that world includes countries like Republic of Benin, Niger, Samoa, Haiti and even Jamaica. But if you understand that our countrymen (and women) love to grumble, you probably would learn to temper whatever we say about ourselves and our nation with some devaluation.For instance, when we say something is very hot what we mean is that it is hot enough not to be described as old. When we describe fellow Nigerians, it is like everyone is either a full blown armed /unarmed robber or aspiring to become one. Going by our alleged inclinations, we hounded from the last Presidential Election someone who we tarred mercilessly with the brush of unbridled corruption and yet we want to vote for his Siamese twin brother in the next election! In our country, you hardly can see or know what Truth is. For us, truth is invariably modified to suit what we want to be known or perceived for. In all these contradictions, I know we still have a beautiful country specially endowed by the ALMIGHTY. We have a country that properly speaking, should be the envy of other countries in the world. And even when we go the extra mile in rubbishing our country, every Nigerian is a fervent patriot with a secret joy in being a citizen of this country. Politically we have not been lucky to have a leader who would mobilise us to achieve our full potential as the best Black nation. I believe we will get there one day.When you look around you, there is a lot to celebrate about us. But instead of joying in our Lord’s abundant mercy and grace, we spend too much time in denigrating ourselves and scorning our efforts. I believe if we appreciate ourselves adequately we will see more of the positives that envelope us and would subsequently tap into what we have been over generously supplied .I think we should set aside a day for National Thanksgiving. Like is the case in the United States of America. Last year, my son wanted us to key into Thanksgiving Day in America. We did and it struck me that one of the reasons the USA has remained great is that they have learned to appreciate what they have been blessed with despite whatever setbacks they have suffered.I am glad Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Sir Ahmadu Bello were from my country. I was wowed when I heard Tafawa Balewa proud he was one of us. We had heroes like Murtala Muhammed. Like Aminu Kano the champion of the talakawas. Like Major Kaduna Nzeogwu- the first and only revolutionary we have had. Like Chinua Achebe. Like Pius Okigbo. We had sporting heroes like Teslim ‘Thunderbolt’ Balogun. Like Fabian Duru, Sam Garba Okoye, Inua Rigogo, Amusa Adisa. Oh! there was Dick Tiger Ihetu, Rafiu King Joe and Hogan ‘Kid’ Bassey.In every sphere of our national life, we have made substantial impact in the world. In pidgin English, we showed the world how we turned the Queen’s English language into our own. So much so that we have created another language from its original form. In the field of medicine we have produced the best doctors. Amongst the best scientists in the world are Nigerians even if they are in diaspora! In sports, we were the first African country to win Olympic gold medal in football. No matter our current setbacks, we as Nigerians are the envy of most countries. Our influence everywhere, is, palpable.We therefore have cause to pause and take stock . We would subsequently see that we have been adequately blessed. In showing appreciation for the numerous favours we have been bestowed we will be able to know our DNA. We are a nation of winners and like Antony Joshua said in a Glo advert ‘we Nigerians don’t stay down … we get up and fight. We have the tenacity of purpose that makes us game changers.’ In my many years as a broadcast journalist, I have seen this trait that defines the real Nigerian. We must therefore set a day apart to be thankful for the numerous blessings we have. To celebrate our heroes and redefine our essence subsequently leading us to actualising our full potential as the best there is.May the LORD bless our country, Nigeria .Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more