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Frank Onyeka joins EPL side Brentford on five-year deal

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Newly promoted English Premier League side, Brentford, have announced the signing of Nigerian international, Frank Onyeka, from Danish side, FC Midtjylland, on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old midfielder has completed his medicals at the club and his work permit procured by the club over the weekend, according to a statement by the club.

His arrival makes him the club’s first signing since gaining promotion to the EPL.

Onyeka arrived in England on Monday and will now undergo a period of quarantine before joining the rest of the squad for training.

Brentford coach, Thomas Frank, says he is looking forward to teaming up with the talented Nigerian midfielder.

“I am looking forward to getting Frank in the building. We think he is a strong addition to the squad, and we are looking forward to working with him. He is a very dynamic player.

“Frank plays as an eight in our system, he is very good at getting from box to box and will be valuable to us when we don’t have the ball. He has come from the Danish league and was one of the best midfield players in that league, we think he has the potential to develop further. All the coaches here are looking forward to working with Frank and pushing him to a higher level.”

Onyeka was part of the FC Midtjylland side that won the Superliga in 2017/18, playing 15 games. He helped them win the title again in 2019/20 and the Danish Cup in 2019. He played in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for Midtjylland, and leaves Denmark having made 123 appearances with 17 goals.

At international level, Onyeka received his first Nigeria call-up last year. He was selected for friendly matches last October and made his international debut against Algeria, his only appearance till date.

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Senate President greets former President Ibrahim Babangida @81

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The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has sent his felicitations to former President Ibrahim Babangida on the joyful occasion of his 81st birthday.

Lawan congratulates the elder statesman for marking the day in good health and peace of mind.

“I felicitate our elder statesman, former President Ibrahim Babangida, as I join members of his family, friends and associates in rejoicing with him on the auspicious occasion.

“We thank the Almighty Allah for keeping him in good health after his great accomplishments in the service of our beloved country, Nigeria.

“I pray Allah to grant him many more of this day so that our nation may continue to draw from his wealth of knowledge,  wisdom and experience,” Lawan says.

The Senate President wishes the General a happy birthday and many happy returns of the day.

 

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Abuja Stands Still as Lawan Leads Senators, Others to Celebrate Bamidele @ 59

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The President of Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Friday evening led some of his  colleagues and other eminent personalities  to celebrate 59 years birthday celebration of Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele in Abuja , the Federal CapitalTerritory.

Senator Lawan arrival with other dignitaries at the venue of the event kicked off the colourful birthday dinner despite the evening showers.

Among the Senators who attended the celebration party were Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Philip Adudua, Jubril Barau,( Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations) Tolu Odebiyi, Kola Balogun,
Michael Ama Nnachi and Senior Special Assistant to President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare.

Also, A member representing Ado Ifelodun/Irepodum Federal Constituency, Hon. Steve Fatoba was also in attendance to celebrate with Senator Bamidele.

The Clerk of Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Hajia Fatimo Abba Jiddum led staff of the committee to the dinner marking 59th birthday celebration of Senator Bamidele.

Senior National Assembly Staff, Captains of Industry, members legal luminaries, friends and family were on ground to add colour to the celebration in Abuja.

Similarly on same day some supporters of Senator Opeyemi Bamidele in Ekiti Central Senatorial district held series of programmes for the Ekiti born politician with  Reception in his country home , Iyin-Ekiti , visit Erelu Adebayo motherless Children home and held Jumat Service in honor of the celebrant at Iyin-Ekiti.

Speaking with Journalists, Senior Legislative Aide to the Senator, Hon Bunmi Oguntuase described Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele at 59 as leader who had impacted lives of people of Ekiti and beyond.

” My experience with him in the past three years has shown that Senator Bamidele is a leader that listen, always ready to help and  we calls him promise keeper because is a man of his word”.

Excited Senator Bamidele thanked the well wishers both in Abuja and Iyin-Ekiti and across the globe for show of love at his 59 years birthday and also thanked the almighty God for his blessing over his life for the past 59 years.

The highlights of Senator Bamidele 59th birthday celebration in Abuja include Prayers, cutting of Cakes and presentation of gifts.

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Oyetola greets wife on her birthday

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Governor of Osun, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, has joined family and well-wishers of his wife and Osun First Lady, Mrs. Kafayat Olaitan to celebrate her on her birthday and their wedding anniversary.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, Oyetola described the wife as a leading inspiration to girls and women in Osun in particular and the country at large.

Oyetola further said: “Today, I celebrate your humility, your love for people, your passion for humanity and your kindness towards the larger society, especially the vulnerable, the women and the girl child who you champion through your pet project, the Ilerioluwa Development Initiative.

“We thank the Almighty Allah for His Divine Grace and Mercy in the last six decades plus two of your life and His Guidance, Direction and Provision since He joined us together, 39 years ago. Happy birthday to you, Olaitan.”

 

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