Aerial view of the half-time show at the 1984 Rose Bowl Game between UCLA and Illinois, Pasadena, California, January 2, 1984. UCLA won the game, 45 – 9. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)A college football star has announced that he’ll be skipping his team’s bowl game in order to focus on his future in the NFL.Houston star defensive tackle Ed Oliver officially announced that he’ll be passing on the Cougars’ bowl game.The All-American announced his decision with a statement.“When I first set foot on campus, I knew one day I would be leaving the University of Houston football program so that I could realize a dream of playing at the next level,” Oliver said in a statement. “Well today is that day. After serious consideration, I have decided not to play in the 2018 bowl game, so that I can immediately begin training for the upcoming draft. Thanks to the University of Houston, the entire coaching staff and my teammates for their 100 percent support. It means a lot to me. To all the fans, thank you for your relentless support. Forever I will be a Coog! Go Coogs!”Excited for the next chapter pic.twitter.com/oAXrxeADKm— Ed Oliver (@Edoliver_11) November 30, 2018Oliver is a potential top-five pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.The star defensive tackle has dealt with some injuries at the end of the regular season, so this decision comes as no surprise.
22 July 2011The United Nations-backed Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission (CNMC) kicks off a two-day meeting today in Abuja, Nigeria, to continue discussions on the remaining border issues between the African neighbours, the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA) reported. The commission, established by the UN at the request of Cameroon and Nigeria to help implement a 2002 International Court of Justice (ICJ) decision on the delineation of the border, has reached agreement on more than 1,600 kilometres of a total border estimated at 1,950 kilometres. At its most recent meeting the commission set a goal to clear up the remaining 350 kilometres, “as expeditiously as possible,” UNOWA said.“At the meeting held in Abuja, deliberation will focus on the practical measures that need to be taken to translate this commitment into reality on the ground,” UNOWA said.The commission will also deliberate on issues related to assistance to the affected border populations with a view to meeting their socio-economic needs and building mutual confidence.The commission is composed of delegations from Cameroon, Nigeria and the UN. It is chaired by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa, Saïd Djinnit.