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– Security Man Dies 2 Minutes After Smoking 5 Sticks Of Cigarette With A Bottle Of Alomo

 

– Van Praag Pulls Out Of FIFA Presidency Campaign

 

– Female Trekker Gets Guard Of Honour & Lavish Reception In Abuja

 

–  Bale Requests Transfer From Madrid

 

Security Man Dies 2 Minutes After Smoking 5 Sticks Of Cigarette With A Bottle Of Alomo

A security guard was reported dead after betting to consume a bottle of Ogogoro, five sticks of cigarette in two minutes.

The late Thompson was said to have visited a well known beer parlour in Agege area of Lagos, with a friend and then bought some bottles of Ogogoro – Alomo – for his drinking friends, who then challenged him to finish a bottle of bitters and smoke five sticks of cigarette within two minutes.

The bounty was, if he had won, the friends would have paid for everything he consumed.

Unfortunately, the deceased opened the bottle of alcohol, drank it in less than two minutes, smoked two sticks of cigarette, stood up and began to walk away.

Narrating the incident, Earnest Joseph, a friend to Thompson said both of them had gone out together for a drink when the incident happened.

According to him, “At about 8am, Thompson returned from his security guard job, went inside his room and slept.

“Later in the afternoon, two of his friends came. So I prepared Eba because he had soup and we all ate. We went out to a nearby local hot drink vendor, popularly called Tee Sugar. Thompson bought N50 quantity of Dongoyaro and N30 sachet of Chelsea for each of us. “From there we went to another vendor in the neighbourhood and met some of of our friends.

“As soon as we finished consuming the first bottle, Thompson and his relatives began to speak their local dialect, which I do not understand.

“All of a sudden, the vendor brought a big bottle of bitters. I asked Thompson if he was the one that ordered for the bottle. He said his friends ordered it and that he wanted to prove to them that he can drink a bottle of Alomo Bitters and five sticks of cigarettes.

“I tried to stop him but he drank it in less than two minutes, smoked two sticks of cigarette and decided to leave.

His relatives called him back to smoke the remaining three.”

This, the friend said was the beginning of his journey to the ‘great beyond’.

 

Van Praag Pulls Out Of FIFA Presidency Campaign

 

In an attempt to oust FIFA President Sepp Blatter, Fifa presidential candidate, Michael Van Praag has stood down from his election campaign.

Eight days before the election on May 29, the Dutch FA Chief has chosen to drop out of the race to run world football’s governing body. He is expected to elaborate on his decision on Thursday.

“Michael van Praag has decided, after long consideration with stakeholeders and third parties that he withdraw his candidacy for the Fifa presidency,” the KNVB said in a statement. “He will support the bid of Prince Ali Al Hussein now.

“An explanation on his decision will be held during an international press conference in Amsterdam. Michael van Praag will give his explanation on his decision and Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein will speak as well.”

Van Praag then went on to say.

“From day one we (Luis Figo, Prince Ali and Van Praag) said: ‘There will be a moment where we have to plan out the best strategy’. Last week we did this on Monday.

“Three candidates, two or one. Everybody I’ve spoken to in the last three months said: ‘Guys, one candidate, otherwise you don’t stand a chance’. More than one candidate is no real bid.

“We all think we’re the best candidate. But the most important thing is that somebody else than Blatter becomes president, not that Michael van Praag becomes president. Prince Ali will explain tonight how he tries to reach his goal and wich agenda points he will take from my bid.”

 

Female Trekker Gets Guard Of Honour & Lavish Reception In Abuja

Joy Agu Chidera who trekked from Enugu to Abuja for nonpartisan reasons but to encourage unity all over Nigeria arrived Abuja yesterday.

She received a flamboyant reception at the National Orientation Agency even with a guard of honour.

 

Bale Requests Transfer From Madrid

According to Tabloids in Madrid, world record signing, Gareth Bale really wants to leave Madrid as a newspaper reports that the former Tottenham man has issued a transfer request to exit the Bernabeu

Gareth Bale has received a lot of criticism from the fans of Real Madrid and pundits alike, while they may seem harsh, they are all justified as the Welshman has failed to live up to the billing of a top player, talk more of being a Real Madrid player not to even mention the club and world’s record signing.

Bale has however tanked under the pressure as his agent met with Club president, Florentino Perez to inform him of his clients desire to leave the club

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