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OFFICIAL: Barcelona complete the signing of Sergino Dest from Ajax

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Barcelona have confirmed the signing of United States international defender Sergino Dest from Ajax.


The deal sees the Catalan club pay an initial transfer fee of 21 million euros, plus a potential 5m euros more in add-ons.

Bayern Munich had emerged as contenders in the market, but Barcelona’s tight relationship with Ajax saw the right-back move to the Camp Nou.What attracted the Blaugrana to the 19-year-old was his attacking qualities, registering two goals and six assists last season.

Dest arrives to replace Nelson Semedo, who recently departed for Wolves, in Ronald Koeman’s squad.

The teenager, who insisted on joining Barcelona this month, can play either as a right-back or a left-back.

Born to an American father and Dutch mother, Dest earned his first cap for the US national team in 2019.

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Buhari is coming up with solutions in few hours, says NSA

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images 2020 10 22T185846.545 Buhari is coming up with solutions in few hours, says NSA

The National Security Adviser , Major General Babagana Monguno ( retd .) , on Thursday said the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd .) , would come up with solutions to the current violence erupting in parts of the country “ in the next couple of hours .”
Although he did not disclose the nature of the solutions , he said they would be agreeable to all parties concerned .
Monguno disclosed this in an interview with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting of the National Security Council presided over by the President .
He said, “ The President himself , I have just left his office , is also going to deal with these issues in a specific manner apart from what has just taken place in council .
“ I believe in the next couple of hours , Mr President will come up with certain solutions that will be agreeable to the entire federation . ”
The NSA also did not disclose whether the President will announce the solutions through a national broadcast.
Details later … .

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Police , Army Arrive At Ikoyi Prison Over Attempted Jailbreak

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images 2020 10 22T184643.608 Police , Army Arrive At Ikoyi Prison Over Attempted Jailbreak

Policemen and soldiers have arrived at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre in a bid to foil an attempted jailbreak.
A video sent to our correspondent by an eyewitness shows smoke billowing from parts of the centre while inmates are seen running.
It was learnt that the prison authorities had immediately notified the police and the military authorities for backup.
The eyewitness, who wished to remain anonymous, said, “I can see them from my balcony at the moment. Soldiers and policemen have arrived. I saw prisoners throwing stones and I saw fire.
“A lot of the prison officials have gathered at the entrance of the prison while some of the inmates have retreated.”
Our correspondent also heard gunshots emanating from the prisons.

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Wikipedia Lists Killing Of Protesters Among Nigerian Army’s Engagements

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images 2020 10 22T184454.564 Wikipedia Lists Killing Of Protesters Among Nigerian Army’s Engagements

FOLLOWING the alleged killing of seven #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at Lekki Tollgate, a wealthy suburb of Lagos, on Tuesday, Wikipedia has listed “killing of peaceful protesters at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos” among engagements by the Nigerian Army.
A visit to the Wikipedia page of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday confirmed this development.
There were nine other engagements attributed to the Nigerian Army, namely Boko Haram insurgency, invasion of The Gambia, Northern Mali war, and Nigeria-Cameroon border conflict.
Others are Nigerian Civil War, Congo Crisis, First Liberian Civil War, among others.
About two weeks into the #EndSARS protests, the Nigerian Army reportedly deployed soldiers to the Lekki Tollgate, an epicentre of the protests, on Tuesday.
Eyewitnesses said soldiers fired live ammunition at unarmed protesters around 7pm after lights at the tollgate were switched off and CCTV cameras removed by some persons.
The Nigerian Army has denied involvement in the killings, despite several pieces of video evidence.
But the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in a live broadcast on Wednesday morning, said the army deployed troops to the protest ground – after announcing a curfew that was to start at 9pm.
Sanwo-Olu regretted the killings but noted that as a governor, the control of military forces was not under his purview.
However, he said he was currently engaging the leadership of the Nigerian Army on the development.

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