Bangladesh executes killer of founding leader

first_imgSheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of currentPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was killed along with most of his family in amilitary coup on August 15, 1975, nearly four years after he led Bangladesh toindependence from Pakistan. Bangladesh’s Supreme Court upheld theverdict in 2009 and five of the killers were executed several months later. (AFP) In 1998 Abdul Majed was sentenced inabsentia to death along with a dozen other army officers over the murders. In this file photo taken on March 09, 2020 a policeman wearing a facemask amid fears of the spread of COVID-19 novel coronavirus, walks past a banner with a picture of Bangladesh’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Dhaka. AFP DHAKA – Bangladesh has executed amilitary captain less than a week after he was arrested after nearly 25 yearson the run over the assassination of the country’s founding leader, a ministersaid Sunday.last_img read more

Stakeholders Hail Monimichelle over Bayelsa Sports Summit

first_img“It was a good initiative on the part of Egbe, a vibrant and upward looking young man. He (Egbe) is adding solid value to Bayelsa and Nigerian sports. The summit in Yenagoa was a good one,” stressed Inyama.Ex international, Waidi Akanni, on his part said the face of Nigerian sports would change if other stakeholders embrace the approach of the Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle, in sports development.“One thing I like about Egbe is that he is one person that believes in going for the best. He wants the best for Bayelsa sports hence he sponsored the Bayelsa sports summit. His company Monimichelle is out to change the face of Nigerian football pitches. I am simply impressed with what he is doing.”A media aide of Bayelsa State governor, Daniel Alabra also commended Egbe declaring that he is a man that is eager to see the state development.“The Bayelsa Sports Summit was a good one and the governor is happy that the likes of Egbe is throwing their weight behind government efforts to turn around Bayelsa sports.”Meanwhile, Egbe has assured stakeholders that issues raised during the summit would be packaged and sent to government for possible implementation.“I am happy the summit turned out to be a huge success. The theme of the summit was Way Forward for Bayelsa Sports. In line with the theme, we are going to ensure that the thoughts shared by stakeholders during the summit are made available to government. That way, the government would know how to tackle the problem of sports development in the state. The good thing is that we have a government in Bayelsa that is willing to invest in sports.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Veteran Sports journalist and football administrator, Chief Emeka Inyama, who graced the first ever Bayelsa Sports Summit in Yenagoa last week has praised the sponsor of the event, Ebi Egbe, for convening the programme as a roadmap for sports growth in the state.The summit which was a huge success attracted top government officials, royal fathers, ex internationals, sports administrators, coaches, fans and the media.last_img read more

Mitch Marner return imminent after Toronto Maple Leafs waive Nick Shore

first_imgNazem Kadri may not be the only player making his return to Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday.According to multiple reports, the Toronto Maple Leafs placed Nick Shore on waivers Tuesday afternoon. The move is seen as a precursor to Mitch Marner’s return to the Leafs’ lineup after he missed nearly a month with a high ankle sprain. #Leafs placed Nick Shore on waivers today at noon— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) December 3, 2019NHL POWER RANKINGS: Bruins, Caps surging to start December, Habs struggling Shore has appeared in 21 games for Toronto this season, tallying three total points (two goals, one assist). If he clears waivers, Shore could join the AHL’s Toronto Marlies on Wednesday, paving the way for Marner to be taken off long-term injury reserve. Marner suffered the ankle injury on Nov. 9 against the Philadelphia Flyers, putting the 22-year-old forward on the shelf until Monday when he participated in a full-contact practice with the rest of his teammates. After initial fears that the Toronto-area native would miss a minimum of four weeks, it appears that Marner — who had 18 points (four goals, 14 assists) in 18 games prior to the injury — will play his first game for new head coach Sheldon Keefe on Wednesday against the visiting Avalanche.Kadri, the longtime former Maple Leaf who was traded to Colorado in July as part of a deal that saw Tyson Barrie and Alexander Kerfoot head to Toronto, is set to play his first-ever NHL game in Toronto as a member of the opposing team. The Leafs’ first-round pick in 2009, Kadri has been a bright spot for a hot Avalanche team, with 10 goals and 10 assists in 26 games so far this season.last_img read more