Kim Jong-un rumored to be in ‘vegetative state’: Reports

first_imgDespite the speculations, North Korea has kept mum on Kim’s health or his whereabouts. The only mention was that he expressed thanks to workers building facilities in Samjiyon, situated near Paektusan, according to the Korea Central News Agency. The rumors on Kim’s health arose when he skipped an annual event at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on April 15 to commemorate the birthday of his late grandfather, national founder Kim Il-sung. Kim Jong-un was last seen April 11, when he presided over a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party. Multiple reports followed, including that Kim is in “grave danger,” after undergoing surgery. The South Korean government has downplayed the reports, saying “no unusual developments have been detected.” Topics : Speculations mounted Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is dead, amid conflicting accounts about his health were reported since he disappeared from public view two weeks ago. But the exact situation remains unclear with unconfirmed claims.A vice director of Hong Kong Satellite Television Shijian Xingzou claimed that Kim has already died, citing a “very solid source,” according to media reports. Separately, Japanese magazine Shukan Gendai reported he was in a “vegetative state,” after he underwent a heart surgery earlier this month, and cannot recuperate. South Korean media outlet Monthly Chosun also reported the leader was in coma. None of these claims have been confirmed as of now.  This article appeared on The Korea Herald newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Postlast_img read more

Governor Wike Splashes N7m on Rivers United

first_imgHe outlined several incentives which should spur players and officials of the club as the season enters the home stretch of the NPFL.Wike also pledged a N3.5million as financial carrot each time the Rivers United earns a draw away from home in the NPFL.For an away win in any of their remaining matches in this season’s NPFL, River United stands to reap N7million.Rivers United remains very impressive this season and is still in the running for glory in both the NPFL and the Federation Cup.To ensure the possibility of a double, Wike also promised $50,00 reward if Rivers United defeats either Julius Atete FC or Enyimba International FC in the quarter final fixture of this year’s Federation Cup.The governor also revealed that a ‘special package’ awaits the football club if they reach the last four of the oldest football competition.Rivers United is currently in third place on the NPFL standings with 44 points from 26 games, two points adrift of the leaders, Enugu Rangers.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Rivers State Governor, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, last Sunday splashed N7million on the state owned Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubside, Rivers United as part of plans to adequately motivate the club to success.Wike who was present at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt as Rivers United defeated Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) 2-0 in a Match Day 27 clash.last_img read more