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Nigeria Will Never Know Peace If Buhari, APC Remain In Power – Junaid Mohammed
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Nigeria Will Never Know Peace If Buhari, APC Remain In Power – Junaid Mohammed

Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Mohammed Junaid, has said that as long as President Muhammadu Buhari and All progressives Congress, APC, are in power, Nigeria will never know peace. According to him, the task of governing the country is beyond President Buhari. Dr. Junaid stated this while reacting to the weekend killings of over 43 persons in Zabarmari in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State. Mohammed Junaid said: “I think Nigerians by now must have been sick and tired of the story of the massacre of innocent people in North-East, particularly in Borno State. “And certainly, Nigerians cannot pretend to be unaware of the bandits in North-West, particularly Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto and Kaduna states. “So any attempt by Buhari, this lousy government to pretend that they we...
South African man calls out his father for naming him Martha
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South African man calls out his father for naming him Martha

A South African man has taken to Twitter to call out his father for naming him after his grandmother, Martha. In his tweet, he said he loves his dad, but won't forgive him for naming him 'Martha,' a female name of Aramaic origin which means "lady or mistress of the house".   I love my dad but I'll never forgive him for naming me Martha. Like I get it you loved your mom but I'm a boy dude??     Check out some hilarious reactions below.  
“We are called chief security officers only in name” – El-Rufai speaks on killings and insecurity
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“We are called chief security officers only in name” – El-Rufai speaks on killings and insecurity

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has commented on the widespread killings and insecurity witnessed across the country.   In an interview on Channels Television on Monday November 30, the Kaduna state Governor disclosed that he and other Governors are frustrated with the current security architecture.   El-Rufai who noted that the governors are only called chief security officers in name, stated that they have no control over the police. He also disclosed that he doesn't have a say in who gets posted to his state as Commissioner of Police, and those appointed can also flag his directive or get it cleared by the Inspector-General of police before carrying it out.   Watch the video below.....   View this post on Instagram ...
US condemns killing of 43 farmers in Borno state
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US condemns killing of 43 farmers in Borno state

The United States has condemned the killing of 43 rice farmers in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents over the weekend.   The US embassy in a statement released on Monday November 30, stated that abhorrent attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States stands with the Nigerian government and people as they fight to defeat terrorism and work to bring the perpetrators to justice.   It read;    “The United States condemns in the strongest terms the November 28 violent attack in Borno, Nigeria. The United States offers our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed or kidnapped. “These abhorrent attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States stands with the Nigerian government and people as...
Buhari reacts to Zabarmari massacre, says the Armed Forces have been given the marching order to take the fight to the insurgents
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Buhari reacts to Zabarmari massacre, says the Armed Forces have been given the marching order to take the fight to the insurgents

President Muhammadu Buhari has again reacted to the killing of 43 rice farmers by Boko Haram insurgents in Zabarmari community of Borno state.   The Nigerian President in a statement released on Monday November 30, said the Armed Forces have been given the marching order to take the fight to the insurgents, not on a one-off, but on a continuous basis.   Buhari who described the massacre by Boko Haram in Zabarmari as senseless, barbaric, gruesome and cowardly, added that the federal government will be intensifying its cooperation with neighbouring countries on bilateral and multilateral levels, to ensure that there is no hiding place for the terrorists.   The statement read;   Nothing is more important than ensuring the security of lives and pro...
Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations for the last time as US first lady
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Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations for the last time as US first lady

US First Lady Melania Trump has unveiled the White House Christmas decorations, with this year’s theme being “American Treasures”.   Melania took to Twitter on Monday November 30, to share photos and a video where she previewed the classic red, gold, and white decorations that fill the staterooms of the White House.   'During this special time of the year, I am delighted to share 'America the Beautiful' and pay tribute to the majesty of our great Nation. Together, we celebrate this land we are all proud to call home,' the first lady wrote alongside the video.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by First Lady Melania Trump (@flotus) The 50-year-old donned a $1,060...
Diego Maradona fell and hit his head before he died and was then left alone ‘without help’ for 3 days, his nurse claims
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Diego Maradona fell and hit his head before he died and was then left alone ‘without help’ for 3 days, his nurse claims

Football legend, Diego Maradona reportedly suffered a head injury after a fall at his home a week before he died from a heart attack but was never taken to the hospital.   Italian newspaper La Repubblica claim that the Argentine icon who had only recently had surgery on his brain to remove a blood clot, was not taken for a scan after falling and hitting his head at home.   A lawyer representing a nurse who worked for Maradona is reported to have said: 'Maradona fell to the ground seven days before his death. He fell and hit his head but they didn't take him to the hospital for an MRI or a CT scan.'   The shocking revelation comes as Maradona's personal doctor Leopoldo Luque is being probed over medical negligence as police launch an investigation into h...
Rihanna is reportedly dating rapper and longtime friend A$AP Rocky
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Rihanna is reportedly dating rapper and longtime friend A$AP Rocky

Rihanna is dating her longtime friend, rapper A$AP Rocky after months of romance rumors, according to PEOPLE.   The news comes after the pair, both 32, were spotted having dinner with friends at the Beatrice Inn in New York over the weekend.   A source told The Sun : "They shared a hotel suite during that trip in New York. However, Rihanna is reluctant to put a label on it as it’s so soon after Hassan.   "They’re really enjoying each other’s company and taking things easy as it’s still early days."   The couple has sparked romance rumors since Rihanna split from her boyfriend of three years, billionaire Hassan Jameel, in January. Then, The Sun reported that Rihanna and A$AP Rocky had...
Man Stabbed To Death In Delta After He Won N15 Million Bet (Graphic Pix)
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Man Stabbed To Death In Delta After He Won N15 Million Bet (Graphic Pix)

A 27-year-old man identified as Prince Mieyebi was stabbed to death by three armed men in Warri, Delta State, after he reportedly won N15 million in a betting game. It was gathered that the young man was killed while closing a shop belonging to his Aunt at the popular Ogbe-Ijoh market in Warri South Local Government Area of the State on November 27. According to reports, the assailants fled with the deceased's mobile phone after stabbing him on various parts of his body. He died before he was rushed to a near-by hospital. An uncle to the deceased, Mr. Thomas Ogisi, who confirmed the murder on Saturday, claimed that the deceased had played the betting game a week before his death with all his predictions going through to the sum of N15 million. It was not clear if the murder i...
Zabarmari Massacre: 38 More Corpses Recovered On Monday, Army Stopped Us From Taking Photos — Eyewitness
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Zabarmari Massacre: 38 More Corpses Recovered On Monday, Army Stopped Us From Taking Photos — Eyewitness

About thirty-eight more corpses were on Monday recovered from the scene of Saturday’s onslaught on farmers by Boko Haram Insurgents in Borno State, sources told SaharaReporters. The deceased were slaughtered at a rice plantation in Kwashabe village, about 20 kilometres north of Maiduguri. The insurgents were also said to have destroyed the rice plantation after killing the farmers. The Defence Headquarters had claimed only 43 people were killed, but a source told SaharaReporters that the death toll had risen to 81 as 38 more bodies were recovered by search and rescue teams on Monday. He said, “The army restricted us from capturing the scene with our phones; they know what they are doing, and they know they will be exposed. Today alone, 38 bodies were recovered and it will cont...
Donald Trump Sends Get Well Message To Joe Biden After Foot Injury
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Donald Trump Sends Get Well Message To Joe Biden After Foot Injury

US president-elect Joe Biden has a foot fracture and will likely have to wear a medical boot, his team said Sunday after the 78-year-old was taken to the doctor because he had slipped while playing with his dog. Biden, who will become the oldest US president upon his January swearing-in, suffered the injury Saturday with Major, one of his two German shepherds. The president-elect’s personal physician Kevin O’Connor initially said x-rays had not uncovered any “obvious fracture”, but added that an additional CT scan would still be done. That scan “confirmed hairline (small) fractures… in the mid-foot,” O’Connor said in a subsequent statement released by Biden’s office. He added that the former vice president, who won election against Donald Trump in November, “will likely requir...
Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, Finally Replies Governor Umahi
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Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, Finally Replies Governor Umahi

*OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNOR DAVID UMAHI ON HIS WILD, INFANTILE, AND UTTERLY SENSELESS ACCUSATIONS AGAINST MY PERSON* Copy: 1.   The President, Federal Republic of Nigeria 2.   Inspector – General of Police 3.   Director – General, State Security Service 4.   Chief of Defence Staff In a widely circulated media briefing on the 27th November after a formal Ebonyi State security council meeting, Governor Umahi stated as follows: “I want the media to note, that I reported an allegation that some Ebonyi people are engaging cultists and according to them some IPOB Members to start killing and causing crisis in Ebonyi State in the name of fighting Ebonyi State Government and the governor and their leader is Senator Anyim Pius Anyim and their members are Dr. Sam Egwu, Senator Obinna...
Ex-Pension Boss, Abdulrasheed Maina Arrested In Niger Republic By Intelligence Operatives
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Ex-Pension Boss, Abdulrasheed Maina Arrested In Niger Republic By Intelligence Operatives

Operatives of intelligence service in a collaboration with men of anti-corruption agency in Nigeria on Monday evening, arrested Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, in town Niger Republic. A top intelligence officer told us that the arrest was made possible due to an existing mutual relationship and security agreement between the two neighbouring countries. Maina, a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), is facing a 12-count money laundering charge levelled against him and a firm by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). EFCC, alleged that Maina, as Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, used the account of the firm for money laundering to the tune of about N2 billion, part of which he used to acquire landed properties in Abuja. He however, has ...
Adeola Ogunmola Becomes The First Female Pilot To Fly Qatar Air To Abuja
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Adeola Ogunmola Becomes The First Female Pilot To Fly Qatar Air To Abuja

Qatar Air has commenced its inaugural flight to Abuja with the first Nigerian female Boeing 787 pilot Qatar Air has commenced its inaugural flight to Abuja, Nigeria on Friday. The airline commenced the operation with the first Nigerian female Boeing 787 pilot, Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo. This was disclosed on Friday by the Director-General, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri, via her official Twitter handle. She tweeted, Today Qatar Air operated its inaugural flight to Abuja, Nigeria. And our own Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo was on the right seat as she assisted Captain Khan Sameer Ali. Adeola is the first Nigerian female Boeing 787 Pilot and the first Nigerian female Pilot to fly for Qatar Airways. — Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) November 27, 2020 What you need ...
Zambarmari Massacre: Senate President, COS, Others Pay Condolence To Borno
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Zambarmari Massacre: Senate President, COS, Others Pay Condolence To Borno

Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, Chief of Staff to the president, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu and other high level officials paid condolence visit to the people of Borno State on Monday, following the recent Boko Haram killing of 43 farm workers in the state. Garba Shehu disclosed this on his Twitter handle. He wrote: "A team of high level officials representing the Executive and Legislative arms of government was in Maiduguri on Monday to deliver a message of condolence and solidarity with the government and people of Borno State following the recent Boko Haram killing of 43 farm workers. The Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan spoke for the team and the Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari represen...
Governor Ortom Asks FG Not To Reverse Ban On Rice Importation
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Governor Ortom Asks FG Not To Reverse Ban On Rice Importation

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Monday, appealed to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to sustain the policy on the ban of rice importation and not succumb to any pressure. The governor made the appeal in Makurdi when the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, paid him a courtesy visit. During the visit, Ortom said the state as the food basket of the nation, commended the president and the Federal Government for the policy which helped in boosting rice production and agriculture in general in the state. “The ban on rice importation remains a major milestone in the development of agriculture in Benue. We want to appeal to the Federal Government to continue with the policy. “There might be hardship for a little while but farmers...
His knee ‘doesn’t look like a knee should’ – Klopp updates on Van Dijk’s progress from injury
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His knee ‘doesn’t look like a knee should’ – Klopp updates on Van Dijk’s progress from injury

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given injury updates on Virgil Van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita. Jurgen Klopp says Virgil Van Dijk's recovery from serious injury is going "really well" despite the Liverpool boss revealing the defender's knee "does not look like a knee should". Van Dijk suffered knee ligament damage in last month's Merseyside derby, sustaining the injury as a result of a forceful challenge from Jordan Pickford. The Dutchman could ultimately miss the rest of the club season and even next year's delayed Euro 2020.
‘Balotelli would be like Maradona for us’ – Vasco da Gama election hopeful says
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‘Balotelli would be like Maradona for us’ – Vasco da Gama election hopeful says

The 30-year-old has been without a club since leaving Brescia at the end of last season, and he now appears set for South America Mario Balotelli has reached an agreement to sign for Vasco da Gama, whose potential director of sport says the forward “would be like Maradona” for the Brazilian club’s fans. The former Manchester City, AC Milan and Liverpool forward, 30, has been without a club since leaving Brescia at the end of last season. Balotelli’s one-year deal with his hometown club was not renewed as Brescia were relegated from Serie A, but he had not played since March after reportedly missing training and falling out with the club’s hierarchy.
‘She’s a good signing’ – Faith Micheal backs Anam Imo to excel at Pitea
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‘She’s a good signing’ – Faith Micheal backs Anam Imo to excel at Pitea

The Super Falcons defender has backed the new Pitea signing to inspire the Swedish outfit to league success next season Nigeria defender Faith Micheal believes Anam Imo's signing will prove to be a huge bargain for her Swedish Damallsvenskan club Pitea. The Nigeria international, who turned 20 on Monday, joined the Swedish top-flight outfit on a three-year deal following the expiration of her two-year contract with 2019 champions Rosengard. With her signing, Imo becomes the seventh Nigerian to be signed by the Swedish club in their history after Rebecca Kalu, Ulunma Jerome, Francisca Ordega, Onome Ebi, Sarah Michael and Micheal.
Robertson backs Liverpool boss Klopp’s call for help to limit player injuries
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Robertson backs Liverpool boss Klopp’s call for help to limit player injuries

The Scotland international feels five substitutions would go a long way to easing the problem Andy Robertson has backed his Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s appeal for help from football’s governing bodies in a bid to limit the number of injuries players are picking up. The 2020-21 season is a condensed one on account of the previous campaign finishing late due to the coronavirus pandemic. As such, teams are being forced into quick turnarounds in order to fulfil their fixtures. Klopp has been vocal on the subject, and hit out at the broadcast partners for his side being asked to play games so close together.
Euro 2020: Fixtures to teams, tickets to players, host cities to dates
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Euro 2020: Fixtures to teams, tickets to players, host cities to dates

The road to Euro 2020 is almost complete, and Goal has the complete guide about everything you need to know for next summer's tournament Euro 2020, the 16th edition of the flagship UEFA competition, is being styled as a celebration, with games being held across Europe to mark the 60th anniversary of the first ever tournament (though it will strictly be 61 years). The European Championships qualification stage is now complete, despite the future of the tournament was cast in doubt and postponed an entire year thanks to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Euro 2020 features 24 teams - 20 from automatic qualification and the remaining four decided through the play-offs.
Mosimane credits Mamelodi Sundowns for Al Ahly job: I’m here because of Downs, but I worked hard for it
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Mosimane credits Mamelodi Sundowns for Al Ahly job: I’m here because of Downs, but I worked hard for it

The ex-Masandawana tactician reflects on the journey that saw him landing his first coaching job outside South Africa Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says walking to the Al Ahly dugout was “not a free passage” as he heaps praise on Downs for sprucing up his profile which led to recognition in North Africa. After joining Al Ahly in September, Mosimane reportedly snubbed Wydad Casablanca, who were said to be interested in him. Just a month after arriving in Cairo, the ex-Bafana Bafana coach won the Egyptian Premier League title, before claiming the Caf Champions League after beating traditional rivals Zamalek last Friday.
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Low to continue as Germany head coach through to next year’s European Championship

The national team boss has been assured of his position in the wake of a humiliating drubbing at the hands of Spain in the UEFA Nations League Joachim Low will continue as Germany head coach through to next year's European Championship, the German Football Association (DFB) has confirmed. Low has spent the last 14 years of his career in charge of the national team, having succeeded Jurgen Klinsmann in the role following the 2006 World Cup. The 60-year-old subsequently led Germany to the final of Euro 2008, and although his side lost to Spain in the showpiece event, their performance in the competition served as a taster of what was to come.
Cavani apologises as racially insensitive social media post being looked into by FA
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Cavani apologises as racially insensitive social media post being looked into by FA

The Manchester United striker wrote and then later deleted a reply on his Instagram page which can be deemed as offensive in some contexts Edinson Cavani has apologised for a social media post which contained a Spanish term which can be interpreted as offensive as the Football Association looked into the Manchester United striker's Instagram story. The Uruguayan posted the reply on his Instagram page on Sunday evening after he had guided Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to victory against Southampton at St Mary’s scoring twice in the second half. The 33-year-old was replying to a friend’s congratulatory message but deleted the post after he was made aware of how the wording could be interpreted in the UK.
One dead, many injured as two men fight over lady’s love in Taraba
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One dead, many injured as two men fight over lady’s love in Taraba

A fight which ensued between two men over a lady's love has left at least one person dead in Jalingo, Taraba State's capital.   Channels Television reported that the fight which occurred in Water Board area of Jalingo, also led to the destruction of properties worth millions of naira.   It was learnt that the fight degenerated into a religious crisis as one of the men hired thugs to inflict mayhem on the other, while the other one called on friends to assist in fighting back.   The tension was however doused after security operatives intervened, A businessman who specialises in a bread bakery, Salihu Sale said;   “This incident started four days ago as a minor scuffle without notice. It then degenerated into a fight between youths of two communitie...
UN Withdraws Claim That 110 Farmers Died In Borno Boko Haram Attack
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UN Withdraws Claim That 110 Farmers Died In Borno Boko Haram Attack

The United Nations on Monday recanted an earlier claim that 110 farmers were killed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Zabarmari community, Borno State. Local media had published a report on Saturday quoting officials of the Borno State government saying at least 43 farmers lost their lives in an attack by insurgents on a rice field. On Sunday, the Borno governor, Babagana Zulum, had during a mass burial of the deceased farmers, told journalists that 43 farmers were killed. Later on Sunday evening, the UN issued a statement which quoted the head of the UN System in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, saying that at least 110 farmers were killed in the said attack. The UN version of the death toll from Koshobe rice field went viral. In the initial UN statement, signed by Eve Sabba...
Policemen Who Should Be Fighting Bandits Carry Bags Of VIP Wives – El-Rufai
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Policemen Who Should Be Fighting Bandits Carry Bags Of VIP Wives – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has lamented that a sizeable number of officers of the Nigeria Police Force who should be fighting criminal elements in the country are involved in non-police duties like carrying the bags of the wives of Very Important Personalities. El-Rufai said he is frustrated over the killings in his state, adding that the situation at hand has overwhelmed the police. He urged the National Assembly to see to the amendment of the Nigerian Constitution to give states control of the police. The governor argued that the state governments are presently responsible for the day-to-day operational cost of the police, insisting that the states have the capacity to run the police. El-Rufai spoke on Monday night while featuring on Channels Television’s Poli...
Animal Lover Lives With 480 Cats & 12 Dogs; Spends $8000 Monthly On Them In Oman
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Animal Lover Lives With 480 Cats & 12 Dogs; Spends $8000 Monthly On Them In Oman

Maryam al-Balushi, an animal lover from Muscat, in Oman, shares her house with 480 cats, most of which were strays, and 12 dogs, spending almost $8,000 a month on food and vet bills for them. The 51-year-old retired civil servant might seem like a life-long animal lover, but the truth is she hasn’t always been fond of them. It all started in 2008, when her son brought home a small Persian cat as a pet, which al-Balushi wasn’t at all thrilled about, especially since her son didn’t really take care of it. As time went by, Maryam started getting used to her feline pet, and eventually they became inseparable. In 2011, Maryam al-Balushi went through a severe depression, and she credits her first cat for helping her through that difficult period. In the years th[b]at followed, she dedi...
Regina Daniels’ Mum, Rita Daniels Harvests Her Yam, Dances In Excitement
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Regina Daniels’ Mum, Rita Daniels Harvests Her Yam, Dances In Excitement

Rita Daniels mother of Nollywood actress Regina Daniels has began to harvest her yam. The 45-year-old shared videos of herself at the farm. She added that she is now a proud farmer. All thanks and glory to God. I’ve just started harvesting my yam today. A proud farmer she wrote on Monday. Regina commented on the post saying, “Oh my mama!” https://youtu.be/pHCbFNYgVJs
Arizona State Certifies Joe Biden’s Win
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Arizona State Certifies Joe Biden’s Win

Arizona officials certified the state’s election results Monday, formalizing Democrat Joe Biden’s narrow victory over Donald Trump even as the Republican president’s attorneys continued making baseless claims of fraud in the state’s vote count. Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs certified the election results alongside Gov. Doug Ducey and Attorney General Mark Brnovich, both Republicans, and state Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Brutinel. Hobbs and Ducey both vouched for the integrity of the vote count. “We do elections well here in Arizona. The system is strong,” Ducey said. He did not directly address Trump’s claims of irregularities but said the state pulled off a successful election with a mix of in-person and mail voting despite the pandemic. Arizona voter...
“I Have Uterine Fibroid And I’m Scared Of Surgery” – Tribal Marks Model, Adetutu Reveals
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“I Have Uterine Fibroid And I’m Scared Of Surgery” – Tribal Marks Model, Adetutu Reveals

The model who disclosed that she is scared of surgery, said she found out about the ailment few days after her birthday. Adetutu also revealed that she has opted for herbal mixtures and believes it will help her. She wrote; "Few days after my birthday found out I have uterine fibroid (a 33 x 28mm on the left of the uterine fundus) and I am scared of abẹ (surgery) So I went to my alagbo and got some herbs that I have started using. I believe so much in herbs and roots and the herbs will help me. Just saving this here for future reference."
Governor Zulum Recommends the Use of Mercenaries to Defeat Boko Haram
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Governor Zulum Recommends the Use of Mercenaries to Defeat Boko Haram

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has recommended the recruitment of foreign mercenaries by the federal government to help in ending the Boko Haram war. The previous Goodluck Jonathan administration utilised foreign mercenaries, including South Africans, against Boko Haram; mainly in the build-up to the 2015 general elections. The mercenaries are believed to have contributed to the successes the military recorded in the few weeks leading to the 2015 general election. The Buhari administration, however, jettisoned the use of mercenaries, promising to equip and empower the Nigerian military to defeat the insurgents. Mr Zulum made his suggestion when he received a federal government delegation that visited the state to commiserate with the people of Borno over the Saturda...
I Almost Cried When I Changed Naira To Dollars Today – Davido
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I Almost Cried When I Changed Naira To Dollars Today – Davido

Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, more popularly called Davido, has expressed his frustration with the rising dollar rate in Nigeria. The Fem singer took to his Twitter account to lament, saying that he almost cried when he changed dollars to naira. Davido, who is known for wealth and influence on social media, once said he had made a lot of money and he was tired of making money in a video. However, in his tweet today, the singer stated that he almost cried when he changed his dollars to naira at the rate of N500 to a dollar. The foreign exchange crisis in the country has generated concerns in recent weeks, with the pressure on the naira at the parallel market, despite the assurances by the Central Bank of Nigeria. The parallel market had responded to the fresh devaluation ...
Simi Celebrates Her Daughter, Adejare Kosoko, As She Clocks 6 Months Old
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Simi Celebrates Her Daughter, Adejare Kosoko, As She Clocks 6 Months Old

Singer Simi has celebrated her daughter Adejare Kosoko as she clocks six months old. The 32-year-old in an Instagram post shared a picture of herself and Adejare on the bed. The ‘Duduke’ singer also penned a lovely note to her daughter. “My baby. My daughter. The love of my life. This feisty little chocolate princess is 6 months old today. God is so great,” she wrote on Monday. “You make me giddy Adejare. You changed my life and turned my Spirit inside out. Giving you life (in collaboration with God and your daddy) gave me new life, and is the most spiritual thing I ever did in all my life.” Simi and her husband Adekunle Gold welcomed their daughter Adejare in May. They got married in a private ceremony in December 2019.
Sam Dede Laid The Foundation For My Successful Acting Career – Yul Edochie
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Sam Dede Laid The Foundation For My Successful Acting Career – Yul Edochie

  Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has said that his senior colleague Sam Dede was his lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt. The 38-year-old said this in a tweet while wishing Sam a happy birthday. He also said Sam laid the foundation for his successful acting career. “He was my lecturer in the University of Port Harcourt, Theatre Arts Department. He taught us Acting. He laid the foundation for my successful acting career,” he wrote on Monday. “How can you fail when you have such a Legend as your lecturer. Happy Birthday Boss. The Great @samdedesdx More yrs ahead.”  
Singer, LAX Buys A Multi-Million Naira House
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Singer, LAX Buys A Multi-Million Naira House

L.A.X's new property is located in one of the choice areas of Lagos state. Nigerian singer Damilola Afolabi also known as L.A.X. has bought for himself a beautiful house. The music star took to his Instagram page on Monday, November 30th where he announced his induction into the landlord association. "I dreamt of days like this and now it's happening. I just joined the landlord association of Lagos  
Sunday Dare Denies Asking For N81m To Cut Grass In Abuja Stadium
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Sunday Dare Denies Asking For N81m To Cut Grass In Abuja Stadium

Sunday Dare, Nigeria's Minister of Youths and Sports, has denied reports he asked for N81 million to be used to cut grass and weed in Abuja stadium. Reports were rife online on sunday November 29, that while speaking during the one-day seminar organized by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter, Sunday Dare disclosed that the ministry under his supervision, approached the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for assessment of the stadium, which was built in 2003 with N53 billion on a 29 hectares (72 acres) of land. “We approached AEPB to come see what can be done to clear the grass and weed in the stadium and they told us it will cost us N81m. If we tell Nigerians we used N81m which is not even available, there will be an outcry. The funds are not reall...
‘Our Dressing Room Is Not Happy’ – Mourinho Reacts To Draw With Chelsea
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‘Our Dressing Room Is Not Happy’ – Mourinho Reacts To Draw With Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has reacted after his team, Tottenham played out a dour 0-0 draw with his former club, Chelsea, on Sunday, November 29, 2020. Frank Lampard squared off against his mentor, Jose Mourinho, but surprisingly the very tactical game ended without any goals. Young British-Nigerian striker, Tammy Abraham missed three scoring opportunities in the second half before Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud saw late efforts saved by Tottenham's Hugo Lloris. Both teams seen as genuine title contenders seemed more content with a draw as Chelsea rarely threatened while in-form Spurs produced a hallmark Jose Mourinho defensive display. The result means this is the first time Totrenham will drop points away from home this season, but the result was enough to move them above reigning ch...
The Future Awards Africa 2020 Winners (Full List)
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The Future Awards Africa 2020 Winners (Full List)

Mr Macaroni, a comedian; Sam Adeyemi, a senior pastor of the Daystar Christian Centre; and Rema, Mavin Records singer, are among winners of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) 2020. TFAA had its first TV/digital edition, which doubles as the award’s fifth anniversary, on Saturday due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual event aired on Africa Magic, Pop Central, and MTV Base and featured appearances from Funke Akindele, an actress; Tara Fela-Durotoye, a beauty entrepreneur; and Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, the channel director of M-Net West Africa. See the full list of winners below: Acting: Jide-Kene Achufusi Arts: Kingsley Ayogu Content creation: Debo ‘Mr. Macaroni’ Adedayo Entrepreneurship: Akomolafe Henrich Bankole Film: Dafe Oboro Leading conversations: Damilola Odufuwa Music: ...
“Boko Haram Killed 43 People” – John Enenche Counters United Nations’ Claim Of 110 Farmers Killed In Borno
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“Boko Haram Killed 43 People” – John Enenche Counters United Nations’ Claim Of 110 Farmers Killed In Borno

Nigerian Defence Headquarters' Director of Information, Maj. Gen. John Eneche has countered the United Nations' claim of 110 people being killed over the weekend in Borno. It was reported earlier that United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon said no fewer than 110 farmers were killed in Saturday, November 28 attack on rice farms in Zabarmari community in Borno state. Reacting to this in an interview on Channels Television today November 30, Eneche stated that what the military have so far counted with the locals is 43 bodies. He noted that the military is still searching for dead bodies, while also admitting that some people ran into the bush during the attack. He added that while there is a possibility of the death toll rising, he is however hopeful t...
FG Can’t Protect Lives Of Its Citizens But Tries To Suppress #EndSARS – Moghalu
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FG Can’t Protect Lives Of Its Citizens But Tries To Suppress #EndSARS – Moghalu

Former Presidential candidate, Kingsley Moghalu has blasted the Buhari-led adminstration over the killing of 43 farmers by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state. In tweets he shared, the economist expressed fear of Nigeria becoming a failed state. He also said that ''a government which can’t protect the lives of its citizens, spends all its energy attempting to suppress #EndSARS peaceful protesters.'' Moghalu wrote; “The barbaric beheading of 43 Nigerians in Zabarmari village in Borno State by Boko Haram is a national outrage and tragedy. It’s increasingly clear that @NigeriaGov is unable to protect the lives of Nigerians. What does that mean? Our country is becoming a failed state." “It is a travesty that a government that can’t protect the lives of its citizens spends all it...
Nollywood Actor, Onny Michael Buys A New Car For His Wife On Her Birthday
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Nollywood Actor, Onny Michael Buys A New Car For His Wife On Her Birthday

Onuchukwu Michael Okpokwu who's popularly known as Onny Michael is a renowned actor in the Nollywood Industry. Onny's beautiful wife, Ifemaranma is a year old today and he has taken to his Instagram handle to celebrate her. On his post, he appreciates his wife for her love and support and for always standing by him. He also said, he is blessed to have her as a wife. Destiny Etiko was present to celebrate with his wife as he throws a party for her. These are the good things other men should emulate. Onny actually surprised his wife with a brand new car at the present of everyone today. Destiny Etiko who was an Eye witness shared the lovely moment on Instagram, as he hailed him for giving his wife such a wonderful gift for her birthday. Fans and colleagues who saw the video were al...
Dead Farmers: Garba Shehu Reacts To Backlash Over Comment
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Dead Farmers: Garba Shehu Reacts To Backlash Over Comment

Senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity Garba Shehu on Monday took to social media to clarify his statement earlier in the day that 43 farmers who were gruesomely murdered by Boko Haram fighters on Saturday in Borno had no military clearance to resume farming. Mr Shehu came under backlash after his statement in an interview on BBC. He tweeted later, saying he gave an honest answer to the question of whether the security agents certified the area terrorist-free. “Today, I found myself leading the trends in the social media for the wrong reasons,” he wrote. “The State of Borno is essentially a military zone up till now that we are talking and much of what people do; much of where they go are governed by the exigencies of security. “Routinely, traders, ...
Raul Jimenez Suffers Broken Skull After Clash Of Heads With David Luiz
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Raul Jimenez Suffers Broken Skull After Clash Of Heads With David Luiz

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has had surgery on a fractured skull suffered in a clash of heads during his side's Premier League win at Arsenal. Sunday's match at Emirates Stadium was in its early stages when Jimenez and Gunners defender David Luiz accidently collided at an Arsenal corner. He was given oxygen on the pitch before being taken to hospital. "Raul is comfortable following an operation last night," Wolves said in a statement. "He has since seen his partner Daniela and is now resting. He will remain under observation for a few days while he begins his recovery. "The club would like to thank the medical staff at Arsenal, the NHS paramedics, hospital staff and surgeons who, through their skill and early response, were of such help." The game was stopped for arou...
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Anyim Pulled Out Of APC Defection Plan Over My Visit To Buhari – Umahi

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Sunday revealed that he planned his defection to the All Progressives Congress together with the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim. Umahi, who disclosed this while addressing APC stakeholders at a meeting held at the Bouquet Lodge of the old Government House, Abakaliki, said Anyim backed out of the plan because he (Umahi) went to see the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rted.), over the defection plan without carrying him along. According the governor, the plan was for Anyim and other leaders to join him in the APC two weeks after he must have successfully defected. Umahi said he consulted all the National Assembly members and the elders in the state about his defection to the APC, addi...
Adeola Babatunde Ekanola Emerges New Uinversity Of Ibadan’s Acting VC
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Adeola Babatunde Ekanola Emerges New Uinversity Of Ibadan’s Acting VC

The Senate of the University of Ibadan on Monday elected Prof. Adebola Babatunde Ekanola the new Acting Vice-Chancellor of the university. Before now Ekanola is the current Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics. He was elected on Monday – the same day the tenure of Prof Idowu Olayinka expired as the VC of the university. Ekanola was said to have scored a total of 275 votes to defeat four other professors nominated for the position. Prof A. Oluleye was said to have scored 80 votes to come second while Prof Adigun Agbaje polled 15 votes to place third; Prof Gbemisola Oke polled 14 votes and Prof Olanike Adeyemi got 13 votes.
Court To Restrain GTB From Deregistering As A LLC To Avoid ₦32 Billion Debt
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Court To Restrain GTB From Deregistering As A LLC To Avoid ₦32 Billion Debt

As Innoson seeks an order restraining GTB from transmuting to a Private and a Financial Holding Company until GTB pays it over N32Billion Judgement debt The Supreme Court of Nigeria has struck out GTB’s motion filed to set aside its earlier decision/order made on 27th February 2019 dismissing GTB’s appeal against Court of Appeal judgement of 6th February 2014 in favor of Innoson Nigeria Ltd Recall that The Federal High Court, Awka Division on March 27th, 2019, pursuant to Supreme Court dismissing GTB’s appeal, granted leave to Innoson Nigeria Ltd to enforce and execute the judgment and Garnishee Order Absolute made by the court coram Shakarho, J at the Ibadan Judicial Division on the 18th of May 2010 and the 29th of July 2011 respectively. This order was concurrently affirmed by th...
43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm – Garba Shehu
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43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm – Garba Shehu

The Presidency, today on Monday stated that the 43 farmers that were killed by Boko Haram on Saturday did not have military clearance to be on the rice farms when the attack happened. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in an interview with the BBC on Monday. He said while not blaming the victims for the incident, the truth must be said. Shehu said, “The government is sad that this tragic incident has happened. 43 or thereabout of innocent farm workers, most of them had their throats slit by a heartless band of terrorists. People need to know what it is like in the Lake Chad Basin area. “Much of those areas have been liberated from Boko Haram terrorists but there are a number of spaces that have not been cleared for t...
Zabarmari Attack: Villagers Provide Information To Boko Haram – Major General Enenche
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Zabarmari Attack: Villagers Provide Information To Boko Haram – Major General Enenche

John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operations, says some residents of Borno state sabotage the efforts of the military by providing information on its movement and activities to Boko Haram. Enenche said this on Monday while answering questions on the killing of 45 farmers at Zabarmari in Jere local government area of Borno state by the insurgents when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television. He said information gathered from the attack showed that some of the insurgents were already cohabiting with the villagers before the attack. Asked how the military had no prior intelligence on the attack, Enenche said the army needs information from locals to aid its operation. “That has been our worry. It’s a concern to us. You need a guide, you need i...