5 Major Issues In Nigeria Buhari Will Likely Tackle When He Resumes Office

Featured Image

As Nigeria awaits the imminent arrival of its supreme leader from the medical vacation in the United Kingdom, there are some major issues President Muhammadu Buhari will likely tackle upon resumption of his duties.

Here are five of the major issues as published by Daily Trust below:

  1. Cabinet reshuffle:

Talks about the possibility of President Muhammadu Buhari reshuffling his cabinet have been there even before he went on medical vacation. There were reports a cabinet reshuffle had been in the offing before May 29 when the administration marked its second anniversary.  Those expecting a reshuffle believe that some members of the cabinet have abysmally performed below expectations, hence the need to ease them out. Indications that the cabinet would be reshuffled emerged a few days ago when Osinbajo swore in two new ministers, Professor Stephen Ocheni from Kogi State and Alhaji Suleiman Hassan from Gombe State, without assigning portfolios to them. They were sworn in more than two months after the confirmation of their nominations by the Senate.

Professor Osinbajo had, after inaugurating the new ministers, assured that their portfolios would be announced shortly. But almost two weeks after their inauguration, the portfolios are yet to be named, though they have been attending the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meetings.

It is believed that Osinbajo was only directed by President Buhari to inaugurate the new ministers and wait for him to assign them portfolios when a cabinet reshuffle is effected.

Since Ocheni and Hassan were sworn in, fears have gripped most cabinet members who are not sure of their fate in the event some changes are effected in FEC.  There is a tendency that some of them will be shown the way out while others will have their portfolios swapped.

  1. Babachir, Oke’s fate:

The fate of the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr Babachir David Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke, is still hanging in the balance. The report of the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo-led three-man panel that investigated allegations of infractions again them has not been implemented.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on April 19 suspended Babachir and Oke and set up the committee to investigate alleged financial frauds against both officials within two weeks.

Babachir was investigated for allegedly awarding millions of naira contracts to a company in which he had interest, Global Vision Limited, under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE).

A Senate Committee on Humanitarian Crisis in the North-East, which had earlier specifically found the suspended SGF culpable of alleged complicity in a N200 million grass-cutting contract to clear “invasive plant species” in Yobe State, had demanded his resignation and prosecution.

Oke was probed for alleged $43.4m operations cash found by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at apartment 7B in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. He had reportedly claimed that the money belonged to the NIA and was approved by former President Goodluck Jonathan for some covert operations.

In accordance with Buhari’s directive, the most senior permanent secretary in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr Habibat Lawal and Oke’s senior deputy, Ambassador Arab Yadam, are currently acting as SGF and Director-General of the NIA respectively.

There are reports that the presidential panel recommended that Babachir and Oke be sacked and replaced.

  1. Ibrahim Magu:

President Muhammadu Buhari must have been told that the Senate has not shifted its ground on the appointment of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu. The upper legislative chamber had drawn the battle line with the Presidency long before Buhari embarked on medical vacation. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has demonstrated both in words and action that the Presidency would not budge an inch on the issue.

Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai on July 6 said both President Muhammadu Buhari and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo told him that Ibrahim Magu would not be removed.

The Senate had on July 4 passed a resolution suspending all issues relating to the confirmation of nominees and urged Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to respect the constitution and laws as they relate to nominees’ confirmation. But the executive argued that certain federal appointments should not require Senate’s confirmation.

That was the position of a legal advisory prepared by judicial and legal experts as a working document in the Presidency on the differences in the constitutional interpretations on matters of certain federal appointments. The Presidency is said to be considering approaching the Supreme Court over the refusal by the Senate to confirm the appointment of Magu, alleging that had more to do with politics than with the law.

But the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, had while featuring on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Abuja on Tuesday clarified that the Senate had no pre-meditated plan to reject Magu as chairman of the EFCC. The Senate president explained that Magu’s rejection was prompted by a report from the Department of State Services (DSS)  among other issues, emphasising that the decision to reject Magu’s confirmation was in the interest of democracy.

  1. Boko Haram resurgence:

President Muhammadu Buhari must be worried that Boko Haram militants who his administration was hitherto pleased to  have degraded, have staged a comeback. The administration had last December announced that the Boko Haram stronghold in the Sambisa forest had been captured.

A fortnight ago, the governor of Borno State, Kassim Shettima, while speaking to State House reporters after a closed-door meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and the service chiefs, cautioned that though the terrorists had been sufficiently decimated, their capacity for attacks should not be underrated.

The service chiefs have, in compliance with the directive handed down by Osinbajo, relocated to the command centre in Maiduguri.

In spite of the pockets of attacks in Borno State within the last one month, the Defence Headquarters denied a Boko Haram resurgence.

Nigerians would like to see how President Muhammadu Buhari will fast track the rescue of the officials of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and the staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)  abducted recently by the sect while carrying out oil exploration research in the Lake Chad Basin Frontier Exploration.

Osinbajo had last weekend directed the military and all security agencies to intensify counter-terror efforts in Borno State in order to have a strong control and secure lives and property. He charged them to continue the search and rescue missions to locate and free all the remaining abducted persons as soon as possible, “using all available and expedient means in the circumstances.”

He was said to have assured that despite the resurgence of terrorist attacks in Borno, “the federal government is not only on top of the situation, but will define the end of these atrocities by both winning the war and winning the peace in the north-east.”

  1. APC internal crisis:

All is obviously not well with the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). The party seems to have been engulfed by internal wrangling which, if not properly and perhaps urgently handled, may spell doom for it in the coming elections.

Things seem to be falling apart at the various state chapters of the APC. In Bauchi State, Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, are apparently not on the same wavelength at the moment. In Kaduna State, Governor Nasir el-rufai and Senator Shehu Sani appear to have poised for ‘war’.

The battle of supremacy between Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, is far from over. In Rivers State, the recent party “restructuring” which the former governor of the state and Minister of Transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, reportedly did with his own political caucus is generating ripples at the state chapter of the party.

There are rumours that a former vice president and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar,  Kwankwaso and other bigwigs of the ruling party may return to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as they were reported to have been approached. Atiku, while speaking at the second Inter Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) annual conference recently, flayed the failure by the All Progressives Congress to organise statutory meetings for its organs. He also observed that lack of internal democracy had made the APC and other political parties “undemocratic.”

Osinbajo had on Wednesday kick-started what appeared to be a peace deal process in the All Progressives Congress with a meeting with state chairmen of the party.

The post 5 Major Issues In Nigeria Buhari Will Likely Tackle When He Resumes Office appeared first on 360Nobs.com.

Source: New feed2

PDP Convention: Sherrif Missing As Party Extends Makarfi’s Tenure

Featured Image

The sacked chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, was nowhere to be found On Saturday at the party’s national convention, as the opposition party approved the extension of the tenure of the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee by four months.

The extension of the tenure of the Caretaker Committee was approved this afternoon by delegates from the country’s 36 states and the FCT, as party members voted overwhelmingly for it at the convention, which was held at the Eagles Square in Abuja – with over 5000 members in attendance.

ALSO READ: Supreme Court Sacks Sheriff, Declares Makarfi Authentic National Chairman Of PDP

The leadership of the party said the extension became necessary so as to give the committee ample time to conduct an elective national convention.

The convention also approved a recommendation for the dissolution of the state executive committee in Anambra,as well as those of all the local governments and wards in the state.

Similarly, the convention approved the dissolution of the state executive committees in Adamawa, Borno, Kebbi, Kwara, Osun, Lagos and Ogun states.

Caretaker committees proposed by the NCC for all the states were also approved.

This is the first national gathering of the party members since the Supreme Court judgement that reaffirmed Senator Ahmed Makarfi as the Caretaker Committee Chairman after ousting the former chairman, Ali Sheriff.

The post PDP Convention: Sherrif Missing As Party Extends Makarfi’s Tenure appeared first on 360Nobs.com.

Source: New feed2

24 Protesters Killed As Post-Election Violence Worsens In Kenya

Featured Image

No less than 24 protesters have been killed by police gunfire since Tuesday as Kenya’s post-election violence worsened on Saturday.

The Guardian quoted the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights – which monitors government institutions – as giving the death toll amid appealing to senior officials to urge police to stop using live ammunition against civilians.

Ethnic Politics And The 2017 Kenyan Elections

It is understood that earlier today police used tear gas on a convoy of opposition officials in the capital and a mortuary official said nine bodies with gunshot wounds were brought to a Nairobi morgue from a slum that is an opposition stronghold.

As rioting continued the day after President Uhuru Kenyatta won a second term in a vote the opposition claimed had been rigged, a father said his nine-year-old daughter was killed by a stray bullet on their third-floor balcony in Mathare.

Wycliff Mokaya told The Associated Press his 9-year-old daughter was killed by a stray bullet while on their third-floor balcony in Mathare.

“I was watching her play with her friends when she suddenly fell down,” Mokaya said. “She was my only hope.”

Kenyan police shot and killed two people during riots by opposition supporters on the outskirts of Kisumu, a city where opposition leader Raila Odinga has strong support, according to police. Another five people were injured by gunfire in Kisumu.

Associated Press photographers saw police charging demonstrators and firing live rounds and tear gas in the Mathare area.

A mortuary official said nine bodies with gunshot wounds were brought to the Nairobi morgue from Mathare.

Protesters, some with rocks or sticks, ran for cover as they came under fire in another Nairobi slum, Kibera. One person was shot and killed in Kibera overnight, said Sam Ochieng, a former chairman for Odinga’s party there.

In recent days, opposition officials have described the election results as a fraud and claimed that Odinga, the 72-year-old Nasa leader, was the legitimate winner.

Kenyans had endured a tense three-day wait while a definitive count was done of the ballots from more than 40,000 polling stations.

The post 24 Protesters Killed As Post-Election Violence Worsens In Kenya appeared first on 360Nobs.com.

Source: New feed2

Impeaching The “Useless And Costly” Senate For African Power Adventurers

Featured Image

Impeaching The “Useless And Costly” Senate For African Power Adventurers, By Owei Lakemfa

CLICK here to read more opinion articles

Skillful traditional dancer, Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa, narrowly danced out of impeachment three days ago. His nimble political feet enabled him, by a slim 21-vote difference, to continue his performance in office. He has been in office since 2009 and has two years left, but the unrelenting opposition went for an eighth attempt to remove him. National Assembly speaker, Baleka Mbete had ruffled the African political scene with an announcement that the latest parliamentary vote would be secret, which meant that parliamentarians would vote true to their conscience and not necessarily along party lines.

This piece was written by Owei Lakemfa. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

The ruling African National Congress (ANC)’s Chief Whip, Doris Dlakude said the real intention of the opposition was to carry out a coup d’état. She lamented that “(the opposition) are using the constitution so to collapse government, deter service delivery and sow the seeds of chaos in society so as to ultimately grab power.”

After submitting to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, one million signatures demanding Zuma’s ouster, the parliamentary opposition posted 177 votes, which was not enough to surpass the 198 parliamentarians who voted for Zuma. With nine abstentions, it was clear that some lawmakers of Zuma’s ANC, voted for his ouster or were indifferent.

To Police minister, Fikile Mbalula, this was clearly an attempt to seize the popular mandate given to Zuma: “We were inside (parliament), they said they’re going to topple the president. But with your support, we have defeated them inside. There are those who have been asking (us to vote with) our conscience. We’ve got political conscience to keep the ANC in power forever, and that is political conscience …”

Clearly, there will be more attempts to unseat Zuma, so the question is, will Zuma just sit and wait to be removed or move to ensure he survives until his tenure expires? In any case what do you do with a parliament that is proving so relentless? Zuma might need to learn how his colleague, President Muhammed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania handled the Senate of his country that refused to cooperate with him in his bid for an unconstitutional third term in office.

Aziz, a former chairman of the African Union, had been a leader in the August 2005 coup that removed President Maaouya Ould Sid’Ahmed Taya. Three years later, he unseated President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi and in July 2009 was elected president. He survived a gun shot on October 13, 2012. Until today, it remains unclear if this was an accident or assassination attempt.

His maximum two terms will expire in two years time, but Aziz insists he has to continue in office beyond 2019. For this, he needs to change the constitution. But the Senate, which is the upper chamber, did not cooperate. So he sold the Senate to the public as a parasitic, useless and costly chamber which does not deserve a place in governance. He therefore demanded it to be abolished. In March, 2017, the lower house voted to abolish the Senate, by a wide 121 – 19 margin. President Aziz then invited the government-controlled Senate to abolish itself. But 33 of the 56 distinguished senators voted against the Senate’s committal of suicide. So on Saturday, August 5, 2017, Aziz held a referendum to kill off the Senate. This was done with a 53.73 percent voter turnout, 85 percent of who returned a ‘Yes’ verdict. Although the opposition parties characterised the referendum as an “electoral farce which has given way to open-air fraud,” Aziz has had his way.

The primary lesson President Aziz has taught Africa is that the best way to meet the challenge of opposition, is to abolish it; the best way to treat a Senate that will not cooperate, is to eliminate it.

Aziz is following in the footsteps of President Macky Sall, the geologist who in 2012, caused a seismic shift in the political calculus of Senegal when he abolished the Senate. He had been a political godson of his predecessor, Abdoulaye Wade, whom he served as prime minister for three years before becoming the president of the National Assembly. But he revolted against his master and replaced him as president in April 2012. However, he felt that merely defeating Wade at the polls without smashing his power base would be dangerous. So he immediately worked for the abolition of the Senate dominated by Wade supporters. He had an ingenuous excuse – that the abolition will save Senegal $15 million! Money he said could be used to tackle the 2012 floods in the country.

Unlike their Mauritanian counterparts, the Senators in Rwanda have nothing to fear as they are ready allies of President Paul Kagame who like Aziz, is gunning for an unconstitutional third term in office. In reality, the Rwandan Senate virtually does not exist. It is a tiny assemblage of 26 persons, with 14 of them being appointed. President Kagame directly appoints eight members, four are appointed by the Forum of Political Parties, while two are appointed by university staff. The remaining 12 are elected from the local level while any former president can apply to the Supreme Court to enlist him as a senator. This provision might actually be a fallback position for Kagame as his six predecessors, except Pasteur Bizimungu, are dead. The latter who was president from 1994, resigned in 2000 over appointment of the cabinet, and Kagame took over.

Bizimungu tried to stand up politically by establishing his own Democratic Renewal Party which was quickly banned. When he persisted on running the party, he was jailed for fifteen years in 2004 for running the party and endangering national security.

Kagame has succeeded not just in bagging the power to run for a third term, but in fact to run for three extra terms of five years each. So by the referendum which gave a 98 percent endorsement, he can remain in office until 2032 or for a total of 42 years in power.

The National Assembly in Nigeria must have been very lucky to escape ‘impeachment’ by an imperial president who fought to change the constitution and bag a Third Term. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo tried all he could to extend his tenure beyond the constitutional limits, but the parliament frustrated him. The Assembly leadership even accused him of bribing members. Perhaps Obasanjo failed because he merely employed arm twisting methods, some persuasion and political lobbying. He might have succeeded if he had tried the Aziz method – dissolve his opponents and continue in office. Who knows, rather than depart ten years ago, he might still have been in power.

Almost at every turn and curve, Africa has adventurers in power who believe that their countries cannot survive without them. As I wrote in the heady days of the Abacha regime; the grave is full of such messiahs.

Owei Lakemfa, former Secretary General of African Workers is a Human Rights activist, journalist and author.

This piece was written by Owei Lakemfa. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

The post Impeaching The “Useless And Costly” Senate For African Power Adventurers appeared first on 360Nobs.com.

Source: New feed2

NYSC Denies Paying Ex-Corps Members N75,000

Featured Image

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Saturday debunked reports making the round that it has launched a portal for the payment of N75, 000 to former corps members.

The disclaimer is coming on the back of rumours on social media that the agency was giving out the stipends to people who have served.

The agency said a blog called “Safe Job” and “Vanguard News”, cited a purported passage of bill on payment of stipends to ex-Corps members by the Senate, and published information claiming that the NYSC Director-General had launched a portal for the payment of the said stipends.

“The attention of the NYSC Management has been drawn to publications with the above caption by some online platforms,” the NYSC said.

NYSC also said fake Facebook account, NYSC Online, had also been spreading the content published by the two blogs.

“NYSC Management wishes to state that the information is not only false, but also misleading; and should, therefore, be disregarded,” the statement said.

“We further wish to inform our esteemed stakeholders that the so-called “NYSC Online” is NOT the official Facebook page of the National Youth Service Corps.

“For the avoidance of doubt, authentic information from the NYSC Scheme can be accessed through our official Facebook page with the following link,” the agency concluded.

The post NYSC Denies Paying Ex-Corps Members N75,000 appeared first on 360Nobs.com.

Source: New feed2

EFCC: Senate Rejected My Confirmation For “Obvious Reasons” – Magu

Featured Image

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said that the lawmakers at the Senate are refusing to confirm his appointment for “obvious reasons.”

Saraki Opens Up On Why Senate Rejected Magu’s Confirmation As EFCC Chairman

Magu, who made this known in an interview with Daily Trust, also said “what I want is for everybody to join the fight against corruption, whether in law enforcement or not, because we need everybody on ground. Nobody has the monopoly of knowledge in fighting corruption, I emphasize that.”

Asked why the Senate has refused to confirm his nomination, the acting chairman of the anti-graft agency said, “It is your duty to find that out, not for me tell you. I think you should know better, but the reasons are very obvious.”

Magu also revealed he has visited the Vice-Chancellors of various Universities, urging them to add a course unit on anti-corruption.

“We will also appeal to them to create a course unit to emphasize anti-corruption, whether you are in sciences or the arts so that every youngster will grow with that in mind. It would help in wiping out corruption in its own way,” he said.

When asked what should be done to speed up the process of prosecution of corruption cases, he said, “Mine stops at investigating and taking the matter to court, and providing the essential evidence and witnesses. I have very young officers who go to court and face a lot of SANs. There’s a case during which we had about 31 SANs against one small boy lawyer who is just ten years into the profession. Why should somebody carry so many SANs to court, and use all type of language to intimidate the judges?”

The post EFCC: Senate Rejected My Confirmation For “Obvious Reasons” – Magu appeared first on 360Nobs.com.

Source: New feed2

“I Am No Longer Bitter At Wizkid, The Past Is Gone” – Samklef

Featured Image

Nigerian super-producer, Samklef, has confirmed that he is no longer bitter at Wizkid, although he claimed that it was impossible for Wizkid to write his story in the history book without recognizing him.

ALSO READ: At-Last! Samklef Settles Beef With Wizkid On His Birthday

The music producer, who is also a singer, made this known while chatting with Saturday Punch.

He said, “I am part of Wizkid’s history whether he likes it or not and he cannot write his story without mentioning my name. I have always respected Wizkid’s hustle from day one. He has a strong will. So far so good, we have settled the misunderstanding between us in 2015 after one of my trips from America. We are all busy now, so I am no longer worried about whatever people say because at the end of the day, we all have our journey in life and success is the most important thing. I am no longer bitter at Wizkid, the past is gone.”

Samklef, who currently has a two-year deal with KonLife record label  – owned by American pop star, Akon –  also added that before he had the deal with the record label, several critics had said said it to his face that his career was already dead.

“Before I bagged this new deal, people told me to my face that my career was dead. I felt quite disappointed at those people but it got to a time when I stopped having any feeling about that remark. I realised it was not about how people saw me but the perception I had of myself. So far, I have been trying to stay relevant. Consistency is the key. Nigerians are so sentimental and they don’t appreciate their own and that is why I pity so many talented people that had reigned in the past. Once you are no longer in the limelight, they forget about you. They do not even think about the good works that you had done.

“This new generation artistes do not have respect especially when they have ‘blown’. They are quick to forget the people that were there before them. They forget that what they do to others would always come back to haunt them. I don’t ever wish bad for anyone. I have paid my dues and I played my role in building this music industry that everyone is benefitting from and no one is giving me my credit but God has crowned my effort with glory and He decided to pay me with this new deal,” Samklef said.

The post “I Am No Longer Bitter At Wizkid, The Past Is Gone” – Samklef appeared first on 360Nobs.com.

Source: New feed

Osinbajo Appoints New Solicitor General | Sends Delegation To Anambra Over Ozubulu Attack

Featured Image

The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of Dayo Apata, as the new Solicitor General of the Federation.

The appointment was confirmed in a statement issued on Friday, August 11, 2017.

Apata served as the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice in Ekiti between 2010 and 2014, when Kayode Fayemi was Governor. He has served as legal adviser national planning ministry and also held several sensitive assignments.

Apata served in the legal unit of Nigeria customs service as a prosecuting officer (NYSC).

He joined the federal civil service and was posted to the ministry of justice as legal officer.

He worked with the Eastern Zone of Nigeria customs service as an assistant legal adviser, prosecuting and defending customs cases in the eastern zone.

Meanwhile, the acting president has sent a five-man Federal Government delegation to Anambra State to visit and condole with the government and people of the state over last Sunday’s attack on worshippers at the St. Philips Catholic Church in Ofufe-Amakwa, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state.

A statement by Mr. Osinbajo’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, said the delegation is made up of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole; Foreign Affairs Minister,Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril; and the Minister of State for Education,  Anthony Anwuka.

“During the visit, the delegation will present a condolence letter from the Acting President Osinbajo on behalf of the government and people of Nigeria to Governor Willie Obiano.

In the letter, Mr. Osinbajo extends deep commiserations to the families, friends of the victims and the Ozubulu community on the death of their sons and daughters and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured still in the hospital.

The Acting President condemned in very strong terms the atrocious and dastardly act which has brought sorrow to many innocent families and, has rightly provoked widespread condemnation.

It would be recalled, the Catholic Church had confirmed at least 13 deaths from the incident.

The post Osinbajo Appoints New Solicitor General | Sends Delegation To Anambra Over Ozubulu Attack appeared first on 360Nobs.com.

Source: New feed2

Xavi Shocked At Neymar Exit

Featured Image

Former Barcelona captain, Xavi says nobody expected Neymar to leave and it came as a surprise to him.

The former Barcelona forward joined Paris Saint-Germain for a world record fee of €222 million.

Xavi spent two years with Neymar and has described the move as bizarre and unexpected.

“It was his decision and you have to respect it. It’s a personal choice. Players today move to where they’re wanted the most,” Xavi told Le Parisien.

“But nobody could have imagined that he’d leave Barca.

“It’s bizarre that a player doesn’t want to stay at Barca. It’s very rare. It’s been 17 years since Luis Figo left for Real Madrid. As with Ney, it was his choice at the time.

“I don’t know how it happened, if there were meetings, conversations… there are many interpretations of this record transfer.

“I understand the Blaugrana fans are upset because Neymar gave no explanation. He left Barca without a press conference or anything… but hey, that’s how it is.

“We’ll see what he can give to PSG. What I’m sure of is that Barca did not expect a club to pay the €222m release clause. Now they have to manage that money.”

The post Xavi Shocked At Neymar Exit appeared first on 360Nobs.com.

Source: New feed

Mayweather Intends To KO McGregor

Featured Image

Floyd Mayweather has stated that going the distance with Conor McGregor will be considered a victory by the UFC star.

Both fighters have predicted stoppage victories , as they hope to end the match without going the distance in Las Vegas.

Mayweather is of a mind that McGregor can find solace in going the distance with him as a victory, even if he loses.

“He believes it’s not going past four and I believe that it’s not going to go the distance at all,” said Mayweather at his media workout.

“He feels one way, I feel another way, we are both confident in our skills and we’ll just have to see.

“It is a victory for him. If it goes the distance, it’s a victory for him – in my eyes also.”

“He’s said that he’s used to fighting in 4oz gloves, so like I said in my post, I want to give you (McGregor) any advantage that you think,” said Mayweather.

“For years and years it’s just been excuses, just with fighters period.”

The post Mayweather Intends To KO McGregor appeared first on 360Nobs.com.

Source: New feed