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Awoniyi granted UK work permit ahead of Liverpool return


Taiwo Awoniyi has been granted a UK work permit, as he prepares to return to Liverpool ahead of the 2021/2022 season, Goal reports.

However, Awoniyi may yet leave the former Premier League champions, with the Reds receiving offers from at least, seven clubs.

The Nigerian striker signed for Liverpool in 2015, but has spent the past six years out on loan, because of his failure to obtain a work permit.

Awoniyi spent this current campaign with Union Berlin in the Bundesliga.

This week, Awoniyi was finally granted a UK work permit and will now be eligible to play in the Premier League.

Liverpool plan to involve him in the first part of their pre-season schedule, enabling him to finally train with Jurgen Klopp’s senior group and perhaps feature in some friendly fixtures while a host of first-team players who are away on international duty at the European Championship and Copa America.

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Governor Dapo Abiodun suspends aide over alleged wired fraud

Gov. Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun, has suspended his aide, Abidemi Rufai, who was arrested in the United States for an alleged $350,000 COVID-19 unemployment fraud.

It was reported that Kunle Somorin, Chief press secretary, confirmed the suspension on Tuesday.

“Our position is that the law should take its course,” Mr Somorin said in a Whatsapp interview.

“The governor has ordered his immediate suspension from office to answer charges against him.”

Sources within the government reported that the governor took action immediately he was briefed about Rufai’s arrest.

Recall that KFN earlier reported Rufai, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Abiodun, was arrested last Friday, at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York before boarding a flight to Amsterdam.


Governor Nasir El-Rufai declares NLC President wanted

Ayuba Wabba

Comrade Ayuba Wabba had led workers in the state on a warning strike following the State Government recent sack of over 7,000 civil servants at the state and local governments.

Wabba was last seen publicly in Kaduna, where he led members of NLC on a protest against the policies of El-Rufai’s administration.

NLC had led members of affiliate unions on a protest that crippled economic activities in Kaduna.

In solidarity with the protest on Monday, aviation workers also shut down operations of Kaduna International Airport (KIA).

Other affiliate unions, including the National Union of Petroleum Employees of Nigeria (NUPENG), National Union of Electricity Employees of Nigeria (NUEE), National Union Of Textile, Tailoring and Garment Workers of Nigeria, are also in the protest.


El-Rufai declares NLC President, others wanted


The Governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has declared Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the National President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and other members of the union wanted.

El-Rufai, in a tweet on Tuesday, declared they were wanted for economic sabotage and attacks on public infrastructure under Miscellaneous Offences Act.

He wrote: “Ayuba Wabba & others of @NLCHeadquarters declared wanted for economic sabotage & attacks on public infrastructure under Miscellaneous Offences Act.

“Anyone that knows where he is hiding should send a message to @MOJKaduna. KDSG. There will be a handsome reward!”

In another tweet, El-Rufai said: “…The reform of the size, cost & quality of over bloated, inefficient & barely educated public service is at stake here. We will neither retreat...

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