Morning Digest:Nigeria Labour Suspends nationwide strike;Angola wins Amputee Football World Cup

1. Nigeria Labour Suspends nationwide strike.

The planned nationwide strike by the labour unions over a new minimum wage has been shelved for now. The strike was scheduled to start on Tuesday.

Labour leaders, government representatives and organised private sector spent many hours on Monday to reach a consensus on a minimum wage.

But it was in vain as the Tripartite committee decided to convey the resolution of the meeting to President Muhammadu Buhari, for onward transmission to the National Assembly.

The report will be  submitted to  President Buhari on Tuesday  by 4:15 pm.

2. Angola wins Amputee Football World Cup

Angola have won the 2018 Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico, beating Turkey 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out in Sunday’s final.

The match ended 0-0 after normal time, and the deadlock could not be broken in extra-time.

The deciding shoot-out proved just as tense with both teams scoring from their first four penalties

At 4-4, Angola’s goalkeeper, Jesus, made a crucial save to deny Turkey.

The African team, who finished as runners-up at the last World Cup, sealed their championship victory thanks to a winning spot-kick from Henio Guilerme.

3. Prince Charles calls slavery an ‘indelible stain’

The Prince of Wales has acknowledged Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade but stopped short of giving an official apology, which is likely to disappoint campaigners who have long called on the British Royal Family to do so.

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne and next head of the Commonwealth, is in West Africa, and in a speech to a conference in Ghana’s capital, Accra, he said:

The appalling atrocity of the slave trade and the unimaginable suffering it caused left an indelible stain on the history of the world.

4. Kenya’s Betika signs Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho is now the brand ambassador of Betika, one of the leading betting firms in Kenya.

The Brazilian football great has been unveiled by the firm, Kenya’s Standard Newspaper reported.

Betika said Ronaldinho stands for what the brand represents

The firm aims to inspire customers to believe in themselves, their self-worth and to encourage them to bank on themselves like Ronaldinho did, thus the adoption of the tag-line “Bet On Yourself”.

Ronaldinho is expected to arrive in Kenya on 9 November, with visits planned for Nairobi and Kisumu.

5. Nadal pulls out of ATP finals

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the ATP Finals in London scheduled for next week due to an injury which forced the Spaniard to end his participation abruptly.

Nadal announced on his Facebook account that he has an ankle injury which would not let him play.

Last week, the Tennis Champion was forced to miss the Paris Masters due to an abdominal injury.

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