Eintracht Frankfurt Beat Rangers To Win Europa League

Frankfurt’s Colombian striker Rafael Borre (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after Eintracht Frankfurt won the UEFA Europa League final football match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Glasgow Rangers at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on May 18, 2022. Pierre-Philippe MARCOU / AFP

 

Eintracht Frankfurt beat Rangers 5-4 on penalties to win the Europa League after Wednesday’s final in Seville finished 1-1 at the end of extra time.

Colombian striker Rafael Borre scored the winning penalty for Frankfurt in the shoot-out after Rangers’ Aaron Ramsey had earlier seen his kick saved by Kevin Trapp.

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Borre had cancelled out Joe Aribo’s opener in normal time and no more goals were added in the extra period before Eintracht won their first European trophy since the 1980 UEFA Cup.

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Osinbajo Visits Niger State, Meets APC Delegates Behind Closed Door

Vice President Osinbajo addressing the delegates in Niger State on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022.

 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday visited Minna, Niger State where he met with delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) behind closed doors. 

After his arrival in Minna, he first held a closed-door meeting with the Emir of Minna, Umar-Faruk Bahago at his palace before heading to the Government House to meet with the delegates.

A cross-section of the delegates.

 

The Political Adviser to the President on Political Matters Senator Babafemi Ojudu who spoke to the delegates said the Vice President takes them as partners in progress and not followers.

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Ojudu further told them that arrangements are in place to make all delegates comfortable during the presidential primary scheduled to hold in Abuja.

Osinbajo’s visit comes just six days after APC chieftain Bola Tinubu came to Minna.

US backs Sweden, Finland bid to join NATO

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Finland, Sweden Hand In Applications To Join NATO

Finnish Foreign Affairs Minister Pekka Haavisto (R) and Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen give a press conference to announce that Finland will apply for NATO membership at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland on May 15, 2022. (Photo by Alessandro RAMPAZZO / AFP)

 

Finland and Sweden on Wednesday handed in their bids to join NATO, after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine up-ended decades of military non-alignment. 

The applications were warmly received by most allies. But Turkey raised objections, and ambassadors meeting in Brussels failed to reach consensus on starting formal membership negotiations.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had promised the process would be “swift and smooth”, but Turkey will have to be mollified before the ratification can take place.

“The applications you have made today are an historic step. Allies will now consider the next steps on your path to NATO,” Stoltenberg said, after receiving the bids from the Finnish and Swedish ambassadors.

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The membership push could represent the most significant expansion of NATO in decades. It would double the US-led organisation’s presence along Russia’s borders, and President Vladimir Putin has warned it may trigger a response from Moscow.

But resistance raised by NATO member Turkey threatens to block them, with Ankara accusing the Nordic countries of acting as safe havens for opposition Kurdish groups.

In Ankara, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “We asked them to extradite 30 terrorists but they refused to do so.

“You will not send back the terrorists to us, and then ask our support for your NATO membership?”

Officials in Brussels confirmed that a meeting on Wednesday of the North Atlantic Council — ambassadors from the NATO member states — broke up without an agreement to pass to the next stage of membership talks.

“Allies will now consider the next steps on their path to NATO,” a NATO official said.

Earlier, Stoltenberg had said: “The security interests of all allies have to be taken into account and we are determined to work through all issues and reach rapid conclusions.

“All allies agree on the importance of NATO enlargement. We all agree that we must stand together and we all agree that this is an historic moment which we must seize.”

Helsinki, Stockholm and the other allied Western capitals remain optimistic they can overcome Turkey’s objections.

Several NATO allies, most notably Britain, have offered security assurances to Finland and Sweden during the application period before they are covered by alliance’s mutual defence pact.

“Over the past few days we have seen numerous statements by allies committing to Finland and Sweden’s security,” Stoltenberg said.

“NATO is already vigilant in the Baltic Sea region and NATO and allies forces will continue to adapt as necessary.”

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