AWCON 2018 Final (Live Updates): Nigeria battles South Africa for another title

The top prize as far as women football is concerned in Africa is up for grabs when the Super Falcons of Nigeria and South Africa’s Bayana Bayana battle in Saturday’s Women Africa Cup of Nations final in Accra.

Nigeria and South Africa have been in the final together once – in 2000 when the South Africans hosted but the Nigerians successfully retained the trophy after a 2-0 defeat of the hosts in Johannesburg.

Nothing suggests that there would be an easy ride for either of the two teams in Saturday’s final as the South Africans have shown that they have come of age, beating Nigeria in the group opener and sealing their place at next year’s World Cup with their last win against Mali.

That said, experience is an advantage standing on the Nigerian side and it should count for something especially as the Super Falcons already know what Bayana Bayana can bring to the table.

The whole of Africa is waiting to see if the Super Falcons will extend their dominance with a ninth title in Accra on Saturday or whether Bayana Bayana will smile home with their first African title ever.
Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for live updates of the 2018 AWCON final.
Kickoff is 5.00p.m.

The national anthems of both teams already rendered

VIPs including the CAF President take their turns for a handshake with the players

Only one change in the Nigeria starting line up today … Desire Oparanozie drops to the bench as Rasheedat Ajibade gets the nod to start

Game underway… South Africa with the opening pass

Game temporarily halted but action resumes as the ball appears faulty
Oshoala takes a weak shot but the South Africa keeper almost spills that
South Africa launch their own attack also but Keeper Oluehi makes an easy catch

South Africa dictating the pace in the midfield at the moment

Oshoala gets a stern warning from the referee after a rough tackle on a South African ,, Bayana Bayana get a free kick

Ten minutes already gone,,, while there have been attempts at goal it is still 0-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium
Freekick for South Africa as Chukwunonye commits a foul
SHOT!! Oluehi parries away for a corner kick

Pressure eased for Nigeria as Super Falcons get a goal kick
Chikwelu with a long pass that gets through Oshoala
Both Nigeria and South Africa Coaches are on their feet
Okobi tries a shot but is over the bar
Ajibade wins a corner kick for Nigeria as her cross was intercepted
Another corner kick for Nigeria as the Super Falcons are gradually imposing themselves in this game
Okobi swings in the corner kick but Oshoala’s header is off target
Oshoala tries to spot Ordega but the South Africa rushes out for an interception

The South African keeper being attended to and back up action
SAVE! South Africa goes down low to save shot from Okobi
This is the 12th meeting between the Super Falcons, Nigeria won 9, Bayana Bayana win 2
Ajibade curls the ball into the South Africa box, the keeper reaches it before Oshoala
While it is still goalless in the final of AWCON 2018, the tournament has recorded 51 goals so far
Corner kick for South Africa but Ajibade nods out for Nigeria
Ajibade’s shot blocked in the box as Nigeria piling more pressure
Good defending by Ebi .. South Africa win a corner kick
The first half winding down and still no goals for either side
Oshoala goes down in the South Africa box hoping for a penalty kick but referee only gives a corner kick
One minute added time over

Half Time Nigeria 0-0 South Africa

We are back for the second half… Super Falcons restart the game
Corner kick for South Africa.. dealt with Chukwunoye
CLOSE! Ordega makes an attempt from a difficult angle but effort goes inches wide

Ajibade commits a foul around the centre circle.. free kick for South Africa
Chikwelu with a brave block

Freekick for South Africa… Okobi nods away and Bayana Bayana get a corner kick

Medics attend to Falcons goalkeeper Oluehi

Game back on


BREAKING: ASUU Reacts To FG’s ‘No Work No Pay’ Rule – Main News

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (Asuu) has described the federal government’s “no work, no pay” policy on striking university lecturers as shameless.

The federal government had ordered all Vice Chancellors to implement the directive following the strike embarked on by the university teachers.

However, the Asuu Chairman at the University of Ibadan Deji Omole has said members of the union would not be intimidated by the government’s move.

“We have passed this road before. It is a familiar terrain which we can navigate with our eyes closed,” Omole told Daily Post.

“We shall triumph any attempt to destroy the common patrimony. The power of the people is stronger than the people in power.”


By Ezekiel Kagbala


The Delta State branch of the Committee For Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has called on the Nigerian Federal Government to revoke the operational license of NECONDE Energy Ltd, operators of OML 42, in Odidi community, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.

The rights body, has also filled a petition to the federal government through the Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, over what it described as ‘divide and rule’ conduct of NECONDE management to cause disunity and confusion in the community by recognising and dealing with few interest group against the general wellbeing of the people.

Meanwhile the CDHR has called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC to Investigate Chief Johnny Arigbogha, chairman of the oil rich Odidi, community for diverting community funds to his businesses private bank account.

Though Chief Johnny Arigbogha was petitioned before the Inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, over embroilment of community funds , using his personal account to manage community funds, he refused to honor invitation by IG of police before he instituted a court action seeking to deprive the police from acting on the petition against him.

The CDHR Delta State branch wants calling on the EFCC to investigate and arrest Arigbogha so that he does not drag the court into concealing misdeeds.

As at press time it was gathered that the process of employment by the company is shrouded in secrecy for few elders and community executive members to hijack the process, thereby allowing provisions for ghost workers slots that are often being shared between community and company representatives at the detriment of jobless able bodied youths who are mostly graduates.

CDHR in a copy of the petition signed by itscommunity, Dr. Prince Kehinde Taiga, and made available to newsmen in Warri, on Friday, urged the Minister of Petroleum Resources to, as matter of urgency, call for the review of the employment processes and contract awards that were fraudulently issued by the company to pacify few individuals.

The body also called called on Federal government to urgently revoke the operational licence revoke NECONDE over the arbitrary use of military forces to silence indigenes from protesting whenever they are aggrieved with certain policies being introduced by the company.

The Delta State CDHR boss Dr. Kehinde Taiga said “The Minister of Petroleum Resources and the federal government should address the company’s conspiracy with selected group in the community to put an end to the senseless oppression while dealing with the people”.

“The community in question cannot boost of any developmental project since 2013 when NECONDE Energy took over the asset of OML 42. Majority of the indigenes were crying out of marginalisation, the management resorted to pacifying the leaders and community executives with juicy contracts and financial rewards to keep them quiet”. He insisted Neconde Energy should provide information on employment they have done so far.

However, Chief Johnny Arigbogha who reacted to the allegations brought against him by CDHR said that he is fully aware of the petitions against him, also stating that he was invited by men of Nigeria Police, State Anti Robbery Squad, (SAS). He decided to seek legal approach for the sake of his personal safety, he said “The matter is in court, I resorted to legal approach in handling the matter because SAS asked me to come to a place called ‘Abattior’ I don’t trust such place for my safety hence I seek court injunction to stop SARS from inviting me”.

Chief Arigbogha also informed our news men that all job slots allocated for Odidi community is fairly rotated between members of the community, no one is shortchanged.

Arigbogha also disclosed to our reporters that the use of his private account to handle the community funds is an unanimous decision reached between him and executives of the community. He added that there is arrangement to have a community account from January. 2019.

Every efforts to reach the management of NECONDE Energy Company proved abortive as the representatives of the company declined comments.

Burial: Arthur appreciates Niger Deltans for giving a befitting burial to late Capt. Prebor

Chairman of the late Capt. Solomon Samson Prebor burial committee, former chairman of Ogulagha community, headquarters of Ogulagha Kingdom in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta state Mr. Arthur Prebor has appreciated Niger Deltans for their show of love.

He had particularly thanked the people for their supports through out the burial, starting from the service of song to the burial proper yesterday at Ogulagha community.

Chairman Arthur made the appreciation call earlier today in a statement issued to newsmen in Warri, a copy of which was sent to Main News.

However, Arthur had noted that late Capt. Solomon, his elder brother would continue to remain in their memories, stressing that his death is painful and will be difficult to forget.

Meanwhile, he had further maintained that the large throng of Niger Deltans that converge at Ogulagha to bury the former chairman was a testimony that he was loved by all in the region.

Ayakoromo Embrace Christ, Fifty Two People Surrender Their Lives To Jesus As Bishop Benjamin Teaches Salvation

By Francis Tayor _Warri

Good Things Are Yet To Come If We Know God -Elaweremi

There was a massive repentance recorded at Ayakoromo Community,in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State as a renowned Apostle of God, Bishop Dr.Peter Benjamin stormed the community for 4Days powerful mega crusade.

The crusade which was organized by Altar of Fire Int’l Church,in collaboration with Ayakoromo Community and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN),Ayakoromo Unit,in order to pray for the progress and development of the community.

It will interest you to note that the people of Ayakoromo has set aside every November 30th and 1st of December for crusade to commemorate 2010 JTF bombardment of Ayakoromo which led to lost of many lives,destruction of properties Worth’s millions of naira etc.

Meanwhile,this years programme recorded a drastic change as over fifty people received Salvation and 12 persons received healing of different sicknesses,such as Partial blindness of the eye was restored,menstrual pains ceased and many other illnesses where healed.

The guest speaker,Bishop Dr. Peter Benjamin aka.21st Century Field Marshal,in his salvation message illustrated the story of richman and Lazarus in the Bible,where the rich man died and tormented in hell for not knowing Jesus while alive.

On his part,the founder and General Overseer (GO) Altar of Fire Int’l Church,Evang Dr. Samuel Elaweremi call on Christians,especially his kinsmen to genuinely know God,and that good things are yet to be experience in Ayakoromo community when they give their lives to Christ Jesus.He made the call in the early ours of today during a victory procession marsh by all the citizens of Ayakoromo in commemoration of 1st December,2010 JTF Ayakoromo bombardment.

However,there shall be great signs and miracle tonight as the guest speaker,Bishop Dr. Benjamin urged Ayakoromo people to come out in their numbers for more healing, deliverance and salvation at the grand finale of Ayakoromo For Christ 2018 Mega Crusade.

Louis appreciates family, friends, well wishers on his birth anniversary

By Liberator News

A youth chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Delta state, Comr. Louis Ekemiafa, alias the political sailor has appreciated family, friends and well wishers for celebrating with him on his birth anniversary.

Ekemiafa made the call earlier today in a statement issued to newsmen in Warri, a copy of which was sent to *The Liberator Newspaper.*

It would be recalled that Comr. Louis Ekemiafa was a serious contender for the ward 18 councillorship race in 2017 Local Government poll before he was defeated by his opponent.

He had described the show of love by his family, friends and well wishers as wonderful and promised not to disappoint them as he gradually climb the ladder of leadership.

In his words: “I am so surprised by the show of love shown to me, i am indeed owing you people greatly, it is my prayer that as you celebrate with me, celebration will never depart from your households “.

Holy Book Of Egbesu: The God Of Izon. Fourth Letter To The Izonites. By Prophet Ajabowei (Son of Egbesu)

Prophet Ajabowei ( Son of Egbesu)

1 From Ajabowei to the existing souls of the Izon.

The Illiterate

2 I consulted Dayanwei, and he said, ” Illiterate is someone that knowing very little about politics, science, etc.

3 That’s why many of our children went to reseaching centers for more knowledge of the world, but due to their illiteracy, they became educated illiterate.

4 They still don’t have the opinion of their own. For this fulfil the scripture that says;

5 He who has no opinion of his own, but depends the opinions of others is a slave!

6 But I saw Tibi-biri-karawei also called Plato, and he said, ” Let the wise shall rule and lead, and the ignorant, and the educated illiterate shall follow.”

Advice for the Youths.

7 Nobody will give you freedom: if you are a man you take it.

8 But when oppression became a mental conditions, physical freedom is not enough.

9 Once ability to gain freedom was seen to be possible, nationalists became tempted to struggle for it.

19 Men who build the future are those, who know that greater things are yet to come.

10 But your best friends are those who bring out the best in you!

11 I saw Eperekontei, and he was a real friend. For this is the fulfilment of the scripture that says;

12 Some friendships do not lasts, but some friends are more loyal than brothers.

13 You have to pay the price; you will find out that everything in life exact a price, and you will have to decide whether the price is worth the prize.

14 What you look at the longest becomes the strongest in your life. (Forgetting those that are behind, and reaching forth unto those things whice are before.

15 But your enemy is anyone who breaks your focus from an Egbesu ( God of Izon ) given assignment.

16 And your friend is anyone who helps you to focused on the instructions of Egbesu.

17 So control the music and the teaching that enter your ears. What you hear determines what you feel.

18 Pursue and permit only relationships that increase your focus on your assignment. May Egbesu bless Keti-abu! As you do so; so you say! Igbabrapagha!

Billical Sexual Immorality:

2 Oweitobou Iyorotobou to Zuzu-otoutaba! This your action is a biblical sexual immorality.

2 Toumo-tumo- taba to Mimikpo! This your action is also a biblical sexual immorality.

Confess your sins and be normal!

3 Barrister E-oyerighawei to Pere called the Lawyer!

4 Go and confess your sins to the Egbesu priest, so that you people may be normal; and be useful in the future kingdom of Egbesu ( God of Izon )

5 Because, Bekewei Otimibranimi remembere his past, and confessed his sins; so his doing good now!

6 But for the scripture says ” If a man said he as no sin, he is a liar, and there is in truth in him.”

7 Confessing your sins to the Egbesu priest for forgiveness, will never remove anything from your body;

8 But rather, it will give you a hope in the brighter future kingdom of Egbesu ( God of Izon )

9 The scriptures say, ” Even Apostle Paul confessed his sins to the priests, and went to the Temple,

10 And put on sackcloth, and pour ashes on his body; by joined the ceremony of purification ( Ikolo-kolowei ), that was lasted for seven days, and he became normal.”

11 So then, Akin-womo-emi also called the Mad Preacher! Go and confess your sins to the Egbesu priests, and purify yourself for seven days;

12 by joining the ceremony of purification ( Ikolo-kolowei), so that you too may be normal, and have your share in Egbesu’s future kingdom.

13 But when the Holy Book was opened, I saw the list of the rejected ones; and it was sealed and stamped.

14 No Angel in heaven nor on earth, can remove or add any name: because the decision has been taken by the Holy ones!

The Hypocrites

3 How terrible for you teachers of Egbesu law and Pharisees! You hypocrites!

2 You lock the door to the Kingdom of Egbesu ( God of Izon ), in the people’s faces; and you yourselves don’t go in: neither do you allow those who are trying to enter!

3 How terrible for Amami-emi-abu, by whom the son of man is betrayed; it would have been better for him, if he had never been existed.

4 You hypocrites from the capital city of hypocrisies! How can right and wrong be partners? How can light and darkness live together?

5 How can Egbesu and the Devil ( Ogboni-abu ) agree? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?

6 How can Egbesu’s Temple come to terms with Pagan idols ( Ogboni-abu-erusibe-wari )?

7 For we are the Temple of Egbesu the Almighty God! As the scripture says,” I will make my Home with my people and live among them; I will be their God and they shall be my people.”

8 And so the Egbesu said, ” You must leave them and seperate yourselves from them.

9 Have nothing to do with what is unclean, and I will accept you. I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters.”

10 You serpents, you generation of Vipers! How do you expect to escape the damnation of hell?

11 Until you crown the Egbesu golden crown, you will never have peace in your life. So you say! Igbabrapagha!

You Can Boast!

4 Akepiriboteki! You can boast! But as the scripture said, ” Whoever wants to boast must boast about what Egbesu has done.”

2 I, prohet Ajabowei, make a personal appeal to you by the meekness and gentleness of our God Egbesu, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you.

3 I beg you not to force me to be harsh when I come; for I am sure I can deal harshly with those who say that I act from worldly motives.

4 It is true that we live in the world, but we do not fight from worldly motives.

5 For the weapons of our warfare are not worldly weapons, but Egbesu’s powerful weapons which we use to destroy Ogboni-abu ( Occultists.)

6 We destroy false arguments; we pull down every proud obstacle that is raised against the knowledge of Egbesu; and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Egbesu.

7 Someone will say, ” Ajabowei letters are weighty and strong, but when he is with us in person, he is weak and his words are nothing!”

8 Such a person must know that, there is no difference between what I write in my letters when I am away, and what I will do when I am there with you.

9 Of course I would not dare to classify myself or compare myself with those who rate themselves so highly.

10 How stupid they are! They make up their own standards to measure themselves, and they judge themselves by their own standards!

Be A Forgiving Leader:

11 If you want to travel far and fast, travel light. Unpack all of your envy, bitterness, resentment, rage, and fear.

12 Never reject forgiveness or the opportunity to forgive. The weak can never forgive, because forgiveness is a characteristic of the brave, the strong, and the wise.

13 A coward never forgives; it is not his nature. But a wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not allow it to pass away in unnecessary pains.

14 Always chose the future over the past: Things fall apart, no one can change them.

15 Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

16 Forgive your enemies, but don’t forget their names. May Egbesu always bless Keti-abu! So you say! Igbabrapagha!

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