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Fati hails influence of Barca talisman Messi after win over Villarreal

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Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati said he is learning from Lionel Messi after firing his side to a 4-0 win over Villarreal in their first game of the La Liga season on Sunday.


With all the pre-match build-up centring on Messi’s anger at the club’s decision to force Luis Suarez out and join Atletico Madrid, Fati stole the show by giving Barca an early advantage with two expertly taken finishes in the opening 20 minutes.

Fati, 17, who was not even two years old when Messi made his Barca debut back in 2004, recalled a childhood looking up to the six-times world player of the year and said the Argentinean was helping him improve.

‘Playing with Messi is a dream I had since I was a child and now I am living it,’ the forward told reporters.

‘He gives me a lot of advice, he helps me a lot on the pitch and in training, but away from it too, and that makes me very happy.’

The forward burst on to the scene last season when he became Barca’s youngest ever league goalscorer and looks to be on the path to even greater things, with far more opportunities on the horizon this campaign due to Suarez’s departure.

‘I want to keep improving every day, to continue to learn from my team mates because they are the best around and they are trying to help me every day,’ he added.

Barca coach Ronald Koeman revealed he had admonished Fati for his performance in the team’s last pre-season game against Elche but praised his movement and clinical finishing against Villarreal.

‘I had criticised him against Elche but today I told him he had a great game, he was very direct and we made the most of his quality,’ said the Dutchman.

‘He’s a young player who has to look to perform consistently and he showed he had a great future and I’m so happy after his game today.’

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‘Casualties Of Lekki Shootings Have Questions To Answer’ – Tinubu

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Casualties of Lekki Shootings have some questions to answer – Former Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu speaks on the Lekki shootings.

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‘What Obasanjo Told Buhari At Virtual Meeting’ – Femi Fani-Kayode

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Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has commended ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo for telling President Muhammadu Buhari the truth during a meeting on Friday.
Recall that Buhari had met with former leaders of Nigeria including Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Obasanjo, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Chief Ernest Shonekan, Gen. Abulsalami Abubakar, and former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday over the tension in the country.
Giving details in a tweet on Saturday, Fani-Kayode accused Buhari of telling former leaders that #End SARS protesters were turning violent across the country:
Glad that OBJ told Buhari the bitter truth at their meeting after he claimed that the protests were turning violent. OBJ countered by telling him that the protests were peaceful until sponsored and violent thugs and hoodlums turned on the protesters and started attacking them.

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Taraba Government Declares 32- Hour Curfew On Jalingo

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images 2020 10 25T123408.373 Taraba Government Declares 32- Hour Curfew On Jalingo

Following certain bad happenings in the state and around the country, the government has decided to impose a curfew on Jalingo, the state capital to forestall further breakdown of law and order.
This was disclosed in a broadcast by the Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu on the 24th October 2020.
The government stated that the curfew will run from 11 pm on Saturday 24th October 2020 to 8 am on Monday 26th October 2020 as the government will thereafter review the situation.
Part of his speech reads thus;
“At about 5 pm in the evening of today, Saturday, the 24th day of October 2020, vandals forced their way into government warehouses and looted essential commodities meant for distribution as palliatives in the state.
“Similarly, troublemakers are continuing to lay siege on the streets of the state capital which informed the government’s decision to impose the curfew to stop the situation from degenerating into mayhem.
“As a responsible government, this step has become necessary to protect lives and properties of our dear people.
“The security agencies have been directed to be extra vigilant and stop trouble makers from seizing the opportunity to cause further destructions.
“This, they must do within the confines of the law and by protecting the human rights of our people.
“Let me specifically appeal to our teeming youths to be law-abiding so that their disposition can help government tame the hoodlums perpetuating this breach of public
peace.”
He calls on all law-abiding citizens to remain calm and not panic as their security is guaranteed.

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