Thursday, 13 February 2014

APC will win Benue if… -Odugbo

·         Says he is set to return to National Assembly

A Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and an aspirant for the position of Member, Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives in the forthcoming general elections, Hon. Sunday Odugbo has reiterated that the mega party APC would defeat the ruling party in Benue State, come 2015.

Hon. Odugbo also gave conditions for the success of the party in the state, saying APC would take over the mantle of leadership in Benue State if the principal actors could unite together and resolve the animosity that is currently prevalent among the leaders of the party.

The House of Representatives Aspirant made the above remarks while addressing some Journalists in his country home, Otukpa, shortly after presiding over a party stakeholders’ meeting where issues bordering on the crisis rocking the party; strategies to win elections and participation in the party’s membership registration were discussed, among other issues.

John Igoche conferred with Chieftaincy title

By Sunday ITODO

In recent times, it has been the norm of the people of various ethnic backgrounds to honour illustrious and outstanding members of the society, who have distinguished themselves among the comity of people or in their chosen careers.

Such honours could come in form of presentation of award of excellence; casting votes for the individual during elections; conferment of chieftaincy title; among others. These are usually done without bias and with utmost sincerity of heart, as a mark of reward and acknowledgement of the contributions of such a recipient to the society.

The late literary icon, Chinua Achebe once said that “it is better to celebrate a man when he is still alive and can appreciate it than bringing a cow to his funeral”.

This must have informed the decision of Ai-Oji Family Development Association, Abuja branch, when they turned out in their numbers to celebrate one of their own, Chief John Adikwu Igoche with the title of ‘Ojema 1 of Ai-Oji’.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Why I aspire to represent Benue South at the Senate –Madaki Ameh

As the journey to 2015 general elections commences, political activities are also gearing-up at various parties to ensure a colourful election year. Principal Actors in various levels are also warming up with much hope and preparations to occupying their targeted positions. One of such men with passion to serve his people is Chief Madaki Omadachi Ameh of All Progressive Congress (APC) who aspires to become the next Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District (Zone C). The Abuja based legal practitioner recently declared his aspiration and gave reasons why he should be considered during the election. Read the full text of his declaration.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Sunny Okwori, taking ‘Idoma Nollywood’ to the global map

Eze, Linda Adaeze

Sunny Okwori
Sunny Okwori has carved a niche for himself in the entertainment industry. As a Director/Producer of many Nigerian movies, the Efekwo Otukpa born promoter of Eftown Productions decided to step out of his lucrative movie productions in Ghana and Lagos for an indigenous Idoma Nollywood to be nurtured. Let’s meet him!

Can we meet you?

My name is Sunny Okwori, a member of Director’s Guide of Nigeria (DGN); the acting PRO/Task Force Chairman, Association of Movies Producers, Northern Region and the President, Idoma Nollywood.

From the forgoing, you are an Actor, Producer and a Director…

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Asen’s appointment as BIRS chairman: why Ayaban went to court

By Jerry Iorngaem

Gabriel Asen
It is no longer news that Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State confirmed the appointment of Mr. Gabriel Asen as the Chairman, Board of Internal Revenue Services (BIRS) of the state. Until his appointment, Mr. Asen was the acting Chairman of the Board following the Controversial Compulsory leave of the erstwhile chairman Mr. Andrew Ayaban sometime last year.

According to the statement made available to the newsmen by Dr Cletus Akwaya, the Special Adviser to the Governor on media and public affairs immediately after a State Executive Council meeting, the appointment of Mr Asen takes immediate effect.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Why APC is on fire in Benue

Dictatorship, non-accountability the cause of the crisis in Benue APC – Young Alhaji

By Owoicho OCHE
Young Alhaji

Former Deputy Governorship candidate of the defunct ACN in Benue State in the 2011 election, Alhaji Usman Abubakar, popularly known as  ‘Young Alhaji’ has said that dictatorship, imposition of executives, and above all non-accountability of party funds on the part of former party executives are the causes of the crisis in the new merger party, APC in the state. Read the full interview with DayBreak’s reporter:

On whether there is a Crisis in Benue APC:
It will be foolhardy and pretentious of anybody to state that there is no crisis in APC in Benue State. You must have heard a fallacious news item carried in some local radio stations recently by a purported leadership of the new APC in the state that the leaders of the party in the state are only George Akume, Nelson Alapa, Benson Abounu, and so on leaving out my name. The announcement went on to say that anybody doing business with any other person in the name of APC does so at his own risk; what a fallacy! You and I know the role I have played in shaping opposition in the state, especially in ACN in the last dispensation, so to say that I am not a leader of the merger party in the state because I demand justice  is nothing but a fallacy and a pointer to the crisis we are talking about.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Breaking News: Armed robbers barricade federal road in Benue

By Sunday ITODO

Sunday Ojoh
A dare-devil and deadly armed robbery gang has early hours of Friday, cordoned the Otukpa-Ugbokolo section of the federal road, causing commuters to hide inside bush for over an hour.

Information reaching DayBreak Newspaper says the men of the underworld took advantage of a fallen tanker at the Okwungaga junction, Odoba Ogaje axis of the road to stage their operation by ripping-off properties worth millions of naira from innocent road users.

According to the ‘eye witness account’ by one Barr. Akor Ikwuoche, the robbers took over the federal road for about an hour. “We were travelling but couldn’t cross through the path just as every other road users couldn’t pass through the spot to our end”, he said.

Barr. Ikwuoche also said he had to alert the executive Chairman of Ogbadibo LGC, who in turn informed the Joint Military Task Force popularly known as ‘Operation Zenda’ for urgent action.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Exclusive: Pandemonium in Taraba as Speaker dies mysteriously plus facts about his death

By Sunday ITODO

Late Tsokwa
Pandemonium broke out this morning  in Jalingo, Taraba State following the announcement of the death of Hon. Haruna Tsokwa, the Speaker, Taraba State House of Assembly.
Mr. Tsokwa took ill last Thursday and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo where he passed on early hour of Monday without been diagnosed of any tangible ailment.
Confirming the death of the Speaker to newsmen in Jalingo, Kefas Sule, the spokesperson of the Acting Governor of Taraba State said “He died this morning, after just a brief illness at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo”.
Although Mr. Sule could not go further on the cause of the death, DayBreak Newspaper gathered that some supporters of the late Speaker are speculating that he may have been killed through poison. The more reason why the news could not be taken as natural.
It could be recalled that Late Hon. Haruna Tsokwa narrowly escaped assassination on the  18th of September when

Monday, 28 October 2013

'It is our turn to steal’: corruption, abuse of office, and the culture of impunity that sustains it

Stella and President Jonathan in Isreal last week

In the past few days, as is often the case whenever a new can of worms involving one of the corrupt elites superintending over the grand looting of the treasury is opened, we begin to be fed with very nauseating, putrid, and unacceptable verbiage in defence of the thief and or abuser of our trust whose hands or fingers have just been caught deeped firmly into our collective teal!

And what do they say? What do you hear from the paid official and, patronage dependent clientele of unofficial spokespersons; as well as the hurriedly put together rented crowds of supporters rallying in defence of their ‘son’ or ‘daughter’ who is being persecuted by so-called political enemies or some other envious ethnic group!

Haba? What arrant nonsense? What a culturally convenient lie to tell to cover up criminality of the highest order, from the different summits of power?

We do ourselves loads of harm when we allow
ourselves to be told, and to believe such patent lies! Some even go so far as to ask, why is the particular thief being hounded and chased about? Why are other thieves not being hounded? Was this thief the first to steal? Were things not already bad before the time of this particular light fingered pirate? And on and on they go with such stomach turn and nauseating , but lame excuses to save someone who is after all just a common thief in high office, a common kidnapper, holding our collective development prospects captive by their looting spree!

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Ette celebrates ‘freedom’ as Okpani Aaron is installed as the 5th ‘Onuoda’


12th September, 2013 marked an indelible historical event in the life of Ette community in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State in which the staff of office was presented to twenty-nine traditional rulers by his Excellency, Captain Idris Wada, the Executive Governor of Kogi State. Among them was Chief, Dr. Okpani Aaron Ako who was installed as ‘Onuoda V’ of Ette in ‘Adogo Palace’. Our correspondent who monitored the event in Lokoja said the coronation which held in the Township Stadium witnessed a large turnout of dignitaries and people from all walks of life. 
In a Grand Reception held in his honour by the community in Ette on 13th September, 2013, Chief Aaron Ako stressed euphorically that “the price of freedom is freedom, but freedom is not free when freedom has a price to be paid for”. He emphasized that “just like colonialism and human rights which have many price tags: political freedom, social freedom, psychological freedom, emotional freedom and freedom of vicious circle of poverty; the greatest of all is the freedom to be free”.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Understanding the misunderstanding in God & Religion: Perspectives in Judaism, Christianity & Islam.

By Ahmed Ibrahim Khalil

The interest of this topic is to examine God’s message against the contumacy of how people make a mockery of themselves in a shameless display of ignorance of what they claim to be, or represent; in the entire three religious divide. My consistent references to the Qur’an at the introductory part of the paper are because it is the latest edition of the divine books. Expectedly, there are mentions of the other divine books and religious rites of the earlier people. The second reason being that it accepts the others.

وَأَنزَلْنَآ إِلَيْكَ الْكِتَـبَ بِالْحَقِّ مُصَدِّقاً لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ مِنَ الْكِتَـبِ وَمُهَيْمِناً عَلَيْهِ فَاحْكُم بَيْنَهُم بِمَآ أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ وَلاَ تَتَّبِعْ أَهْوَآءَهُمْ عَمَّا جَآءَكَ مِنَ الْحَقِّ لِكُلٍّ جَعَلْنَا مِنكُمْ شِرْعَةً وَمِنْهَـجاً وَلَوْ شَآءَ اللَّهُ لَجَعَلَكُمْ أُمَّةً وَحِدَةً وَلَـكِن لِّيَبْلُوَكُمْ فِى مَآ ءَاتَـكُم فَاسْتَبِقُوا الخَيْرَاتِ إِلَى الله مَرْجِعُكُمْ جَمِيعاً فَيُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا كُنتُمْ فِيهِ تَخْتَلِفُو

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Reign Of Terror In Agatu: The Untold Story.

By: Sunday Itodo, Samsenses O. Odoba, Linda Adaeze Eze

House destroyed with dynamite
In Agatu local government area of Benue State, where there have been clashes between the Fulani herdsmen and the villagers, scores of persons have been killed and many houses burnt, 2 Village Heads have been murdered while the paramount ruler of Agatu has been suspended . SUNDAY ITODO, SAMSENSES ONUMINYA ODOBA and ADAEZE LINDA EZE visited several villages in Agatu where they file in this report that hundreds of people have been displaced while many have fled for fear of recurring attacks. The report also revealed the identity behind the generic ‘fulani herdsmen’. Enjoy.

I saw policemen kill my dad – Six-year-old girl

Mariam and slain Father, Adeniyi
A six-year-old girl, Mariam Adeniji, is currently in shock after witnessing the killing of her father, Rafiu Adeniji, who was allegedly shot dead by policemen on Sunday.
The little girl, who spoke to PUNCH Metrowhile trying to fight back tears, said her father was killed after challenging policemen over an accident along the Mangoro end of Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
She said, “My daddy was driving home when someone hit his car. He went to see the policemen; they just brought out their guns and shot him. They then ran away.”

Monday, 7 October 2013

Festival of Robbery in Ugbokolo

By Sunday ITODO, Adaeze Linda EZE and Jossy OTSONU

The rising crime waves in Ugbokolo and environs are becoming alarming and unbearable; the inhabitants can no longer have their peace. Once it is 7 pm everyone seems to be living under the apprehension of whose compound would become the next point of call to the robbers.

The ancient town is gradually becoming a den of robbers as a result of the incessant robbery attacks and other social vices being perpetrated by those children of perdition. Their activities are in assortment – from highway robbery to rape; from snatching of cars, phones and other items to physical assaults.

In carrying out those activities, the ‘unknown gunmen’, as the Police would always refer to them, are

Thursday, 3 October 2013

"Double Wahala For Dead Body": The Remains of Olusegun Agagu, Wife, Son, Obasanjo and Falae's Sons Involved in Plane Crash

By Sunday Itodo

Information reaching our desk says that a Chartered Aircraft believed to be carrying the corpse of the Late Governor of Ondo State, Chief Olusegun Agagu and 20 others comprising of his relatives has crashed this morning at Mafoluku, about 3 minutes away from the local wing of the Muritala Mohammed International Aiport, Lagos, close to the section where JET-A1 plane fuel is stored.

A source said only one passenger survived the mishap while some said all the occupants were perished. Meanwhile, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Femi Oke-Osayintolu has confirmed to news men that 11 passengers died while four others have been hospitalized.  "There were 20 persons on board the plane at the time it crashed", Femi said.

DayBreak Newspaper exclusively gathered that Dr. Olusegun Agagu’s wife, his son and Chief Olu Falae's first son, Deji Falae have been confirmed dead in the crash.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

DayBreak Newspaper Celebrates Nigeria @ 53!

Nigeria @ 53
The Management, Editorial board and the entire Staff of DayBreak Newspaper wish the President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the Vice President, Arch. Namadi Sambo, the Senate President, Senator David Mark, the Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwa, other members of the National Assembly, All Honourable Ministers of the Federal Rupublic of Nigeria, All the executive Governors in the 36 States of the Federation, Speakers and Members of the Houses of Assembly, Members of States Executive Council, Chairmen, Leaders and council Members in all the 774 Local Government Councils in Nigeria, Captain of Industries, Distinguished Civil/Public Servants and Technocrats, The Leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress, Members of the Bar and Bench, The Leadership and Members of the NUJ, Market Women Association, Student and Youth Associations, other organised Trade and Labour Union, Political Parties and Other Interest Groups, Traditional and Religious Leaders as well as all citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria a happy 53rd Independence anniversary to our dear country, Nigeria.

May we continue to pray for peace and unity among the citizenry. That should be our watchword.

We also use the medium to appreciate all our readers for believing in us. Thank you and God bless Nigeria!

NIGERIA @ 53: Let Us Unite To Fight The Evil of Extremism; A Text of The President's Independence Broadcast, 1st October, 2013.

President Goodluck Jonathan
Today marks 53 years of our Independence as a nation. First and foremost, I would like to say congratulations to us all. Through thick and thin, we have built this country together. Through triumphs and trials, we have developed a Nigerian identity in our own way.
In truth, Nigeria is still a work in progress and we are challenged everyday to keep building in spite of the various obstacles that we face. Our strength has been in our diversity. If we look back over the years, we can say confidently that there is every reason to celebrate.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Joe Ojobo to award Scholarship to Ogbadibo Indigent Students

Ojobo, displaying his certificate of return
The member representing Ogbadibo State Constituency at the Benue State House of Assembly, Hon. Joe Ojobo has inaugurated a four-man scholarship committee to assist in scouting for worthy and qualified students from Ogbadibo local government area who shall make the list of the beneficiaries.

Hon. Ojobo disclosed this on Monday while reacting to questions from the press team of Ogbadibo origin who paid him a courtesy visit in his office at the House of Assembly complex, Makurdi.

According to him, the committee is made up of “ebullient and patriotic youths” drawn from among the three districts of Otukpa, Orokam and Owukpa with Mr. Sunday Itodo as the Chairman, Comrade Godwin Ameh as the Secretary while Mrs. Stella Adejo Udeh and Mr. Solomon Akeh are to serve as members.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

HEALTH: Daniel Abah Foundation Organizes Free Medicare

Beneficiaries queuing to be dewormed on Thursday 
The 3-Day Medical Outreach at Epaegbo Otukpa commenced on Thursday, 26/09/2013 with Mass deworming of school children and others. 

Consultations/surgery/cervical examination plus free drugs and eye glasses had also commenced since Friday 27th with Holy Mass for the sick and needy by 8pm.

The consultations and free medical surgery continues today at same venue, Epaegbo-Otukpa Health Post/Primary School.

The free medicare and consultations is brought to the people of Otukpa courtesy of Daniel Abah Foundation.

Get a copy of DayBreak Newspaper next week for the details.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Benpoly Alumni to inaugurate Abuja Chapter

The Official Inauguration of Benpoly Alumni, Abuja Chapter comes up tomorrow Saturday 28th September, 2013 @ the Garden Opposite Sky Memorial Plaza, Wuse Zone 6 by 12:00noon prompt. 

Special Guest of Honour is Dr. O.B. Ella (Former Rector Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo), alongside with the ASUP incumbent Chairman, Comrade E. Eigege and other prominent sons and daughters produced by the polytechnic.

Come and be part of this great transformation. Both Old and New Members are invited.....Greatest Benpolites!


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

POLITICS: Forget Governorship in 2015, Mark tells Idoma

By Sunday ITODO and Godwin AMEH

MARK: Fears for Idoma
The people of Idoma were recently shocked when the Senate President, David Mark affirmed that they should burry the hope of ruling Benue State. The Okpokpowulu of Idomaland warned his people not to be deceived by thinking that an Idoma man would take over the mantle of leadership from the incumbent Governor, Gabriel Suswam in 2015. He said that they could only become Governor if the much-awaited Apa State is created.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

FAITH & RELIGION: The Purpose of His coming

Pastor Adams
Pastor Ali Adams

“Behold a virgin shall be with a child and shall bring forth a son and they shall call his name Immanuel which being interpreted God with us”, (Matt. 1:23).

One of the main purposes why He came is to be with us. He has come to be with us, in time of trouble, sickness, lack, poverty, etc. He has promised not to leave us alone nor abandon us. “Lo, I am with you always”. This abiding character motivates me to be more committed to Him, to serve Him continually.

Monday, 2 September 2013

OPINION: How to Overcome Corruption in Nigeria

By Luke Akor

Corruption comes in different ways at different levels. Corruption includes stealing of public funds meant for development, misappropriation of funds, refusal to release funds for projects that would be of importance to the public, illegal appropriation of funds to an institution in a legal way for personal aggrandizement and for people’s cheap favour and so many other ways that hamper the growth of economy.

Corruption is a monster to economy. In Nigeria, corruption has almost become a norm, culture that people have accepted to be the way things are done. In Nigeria today,

Sunday, 1 September 2013

ADVERTORIAL: Politics Should Not Be a Subject of Insult but a Wheel of Ideals for Meaningful Development


Dear Concerned Youths,

As the political temperature rises in the country, and decent and constructive political discourse gives way to indecent personal attacks and insults, because of the looming 2015 Presidential and Gubernatorial elections, it is proper that every opportunity is seized to remind the concerned youth of Nigeria of the crucial role they are to play in all the political parties as far as organization and implementation of political strategies are concerned.

It is also important that the youths are reminded that they should strive to ensure for the sake of Nigeria and her people that the elections are free, fair, transparent and peaceful. Decent language and good behaviour is what is expected of all citizens especially the youths.

Every concerned Nigerian youth must unite to resist election rigging and imposition of candidates on us. Let us at all times, inform and educate the populace on issues that will promote national unity, entrench our political and democratic strength.

The right of every citizen to vote as entrenched in the constitution must be respected. It is not a privilege but a RIGHT. And our demand for judicious delivery of democratic dividends and values should not be visited with attacks, insults and acrimony.

The seat of power is not a preserve for any particular group of people, state or region and it is constitutionally made for all Nigerians without questionable character.

Government officials should at all times avoid comments or posts on social / electronic media that demonstrates lack of modicum of integrity, negligence and disrespect to Nigerian youths.

Noble C.C. Adaelu,


FAITH AND RELIGION: Rescued from the Grave of Infirmities

Bishop Oyedepo
By Bishop David Oyedepo

“As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein no water is”. Zechariah 9:11

we have a comprehensive redemption in Christ. When you are born again, you are not born to be pitied. Salvation is, being rescued from the pit! Friends, you are no longer to be pitied! People only pity men in a pit.

But as for you,

Saturday, 31 August 2013

NEWS IN BRIEF: PDP Heading for Implosion, Organizes Parallel Convention in Abuja, Baraje and Oyinlola Emerge Factional National Officials

PDP National Secretariat as at yesterday
By Sunday ITODO

Information reaching us from the PDP Special Convention holding at the Eagle square Abuja shows that the ruling party may be heading for implosion.

Aside the free for all fight between the Andy Uba’s loyalists and those of Nwike at the appearance of the former to the venue, report also indicates that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar also walked out of the convention with 8 Governors in an apparent show of dissatisfaction over the level of preparations and the politicking surrounding the convention.

According to DayBreak Editorial crew covering the event, “Atiku left the Eagles Square venue alongside Governors of Rivers, Kwara,

DAYBREAK PLATFORM: Neither PDP nor APC can take Nigerians to the promised land -Jaye Gaskia

Jaye Gaskiya
By Sunday ITODO and Owoicho OCHE 

Not many people may be familiar with the name Jaye Gaskia outside the shores of civil society organisations in the country. But as far as campaigns for the emancipation of the masses are concerned, he is a force to be reckoned with. He has played very vital roles in the organisation and re-organisation of the bodies resulting in the formation of the coalition, United Action for Democracy (UAD) that was actively involved in the botched January 2012 protest against the removal of oil subsidy. He is rhetorical about that protest which he dubbed as ‘‘the ‘Peoples Uprising’ that would have ushered in a new order in the country”. And just as progressive elements are jubilating in the country over the formation and subsequent registration of the opposition merger party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Jaye Gaskiya calls for caution on the part of social activists eager to join the bandwagon, saying neither the merger party nor the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has the capacity to usher in the new order. In this exclusive interview with Sunday ITODO and Owoicho OCHE of our editorial desk, he reminisces his involvement in civil society activities against military dictatorships over the years resulting in the birth of the present republic, the rise of monumental corruption in the new dispensation and the need for an alternative platform to be formed by ‘the people themselves’ to free them from the shackles of bad governance. EXCERPS:

Friday, 30 August 2013

SPORTS UPDATE: Briefs About Samuel Eto'o Fils

By Ojay Matthew

Etoo displaying his new Chelsea Jessy
1981: Samuel Eto'o Fils was born on March 10th in Douala, Cameroon.

1997: Makes his international debut for Cameroon in a 5-0 friendly loss to Costa Rica. Signs contract with Real Madrid, but is loaned out to Leganes.

June 1998: Included in Cameroon's World Cup squad aged 17 years and three months. Becomes the youngest player to feature at France 98, during a 3-0 group-stage loss to Italy.

July 1998: Loaned by Madrid to Real Mallorca.

 February 2000: Wins African Nations Cup as Cameroon beat Nigeria in a penalty shoot-out.

July - Makes move to Mallorca permanent.

September - Scores from open play and adds a penalty in the shoot-out of the 2000 Olympic Games final as Cameroon beat Spain to take the gold medal.

2002: Helps Cameroon lift the African Nations Cup for a fourth time after penalty shoot-out win against Senegal.

May 2003: Scores two late goals in the Copa del Rey final to help Mallorca beat Recreativo de Huelva.

 July 2004: Signs for Barcelona for around £21million.

 May 2005: Scores 25 goals in 37 league appearances to help Barcelona win Primera Division.

December - Finishes third in FIFA World Player of the Year voting.

May 2006: Collects another Primera Division title and finishes as league's top scorer with 26 goals. Scores  equaliser as Barcelona come from goal down to beat Arsenal 2-1 in Champions League final in Paris.

February 2007: Refuses to come on as substitute for Barcelona in a league match against Racing Santander.

October - Receives Spanish citizenship.

May 2009: Helps Barcelona achieve league, cup and Champions League treble. Scores 30 league goals and nets as Barcelona defeat Manchester United 2-0 in Rome to land their European title.

July 27 - Signs five-year deal with Inter Milan, as part of exchange move involving Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

 March 17th 2010: Scores as Inter win 1-0 at Chelsea to complete aggregate 3-1 success in Champions League second round.

May - Helps Inter win the Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia - for Eto'o a second successive treble-winning season.

 May 2011: Ends the season with 37 goals for Inter, but the club miss out on Champions League and Serie A silverware. Inter retain Coppa Italia as Eto'o scores twice in 3-1 win over Palermo in the final.

August - Joins big-spending Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala, reputedly on a world-record salary for a footballer
worth an annual £17million after tax.

August 29th 2013: After Anzhi rein in their spending, Eto'o is allowed to join Chelsea on a one-year contract.