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Police hunt man who ‘bludgeoned his wife to death then Super-glued her skull back together to hide the injuries to make it look like an accident’
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Police hunt man who ‘bludgeoned his wife to death then Super-glued her skull back together to hide the injuries to make it look like an accident’

Authorities in Ecuador are hunting for a man who allegedly bludgeoned his wife to death before super-gluing her skull back together to hide the injuries and make it look like an accident. According to reports, Luis Hermida claimed his partner Lisbeth Baquerizo, 30, had fallen down the stairs and died after she was found on the floor of their home in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador on 21 December. Lisbeth's father Mario Baquerizo was contacted by the father of the suspect who reportedly said: 'You have to come quickly. Lisbeth is dead.' Mario and his wife Kathy Munoz then rushed to their daughter's house only to discover that a funeral home had been contacted with a coffin already at the scene. Luis's family reportedly asked the heartbroken parents not to contact the police s...
China Jails 17 People for Smuggling Pangolin Scales Worth $28 Million from Nigeria
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China Jails 17 People for Smuggling Pangolin Scales Worth $28 Million from Nigeria

A court in east Zhejiang Province on Tuesday sentenced 17 people to prison for smuggling more than 23 tons of pangolin scales into the country from Nigeria. The scales, worth more than 180 million yuan (US$27.9 million), were smuggled by the gang from Nigeria in three batches in 2018 and 2019, according to the intermediate people's court in Zhejiang's Wenzhou City. The two main suspects, surnamed Yao and Wang, were sentenced to 14 and 13 years in prison, respectively. Other suspects received jail terms ranging from one year and three months to 12 years. The China Daily reported in December 2020, that in September last year custom authorities in Wenzhou found two people selling pangolin scales, which are often used in traditional Chinese medicine, in a black market in the Guang...
Chile-Zambia friendly called off due to Covid-19 cases
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Chile-Zambia friendly called off due to Covid-19 cases

  The test game was cancelled just hours ahead of kick-off due to a number of positive coronavirus tests within the visitors' team Chile's second international friendly match against Zambia was called off on Tuesday after the visitors were put into quarantine by local health authorities due to a spate of Covid-19 cases. The South Americans suffered a 2-1 defeat against the Olympic Games-bound Copper Queens after strikes from Barbara Banda and Racheal Nachula helped the Africans to a comeback win last Thursday. The pre-Olympic preparation match in Santiago was in doubt from the moment Chilean health officials declared their decision regarding the Zambian travelling party.
Canadian Authorities Discover 70 Stolen Cars Destined For Nigeria And Ghana
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Canadian Authorities Discover 70 Stolen Cars Destined For Nigeria And Ghana

York and Toronto police have made a “large” recovery of more than 70 stolen cars worth more $4.5 million in a joint investigation with the Canada Border Services Agency Seventy-three vehicles have been found from across the GTA due to the work of the York Regional Police, Toronto Police and Canada Border Services Agency. “Auto theft is of huge concern to police,” Toronto Police Supt. Ron Taverner told the Toronto Sun. “And we’re actively involved in investigations and targeting groups that are involved in these particular crimes. They’re organized crime groups and they’re going out and stealing these vehicles and, in a lot of cases, they’re being put in containers and shipped off to other countries. And we’re finding more and more of this is taking place. Money drives a lot of...
Two suspected robbers allegedly set ablaze by angry mob in Calabar
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Two suspected robbers allegedly set ablaze by angry mob in Calabar

Two suspected armed robbers have allegedly been set ablaze in Calabar, the Cross River State Capital.   The incident happened at Parliamentary by Ikot Efa junction, on Tuesday, October, 20 at about 2pm.   According to an eyewitness, the suspected robbers who operated with a motorcycle were chased, caught and set ablaze by angry mob after they went to rob around Parliamentary Extension axis.   Facebook user, Diana Mary Nsam who spotted the burnt bodies while driving, called on relevant authorities to evacuate them, while condenming jungle justice.  
Juventus-Napoli likely to be postponed after coronavirus chaos, admits FIGC chief
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Juventus-Napoli likely to be postponed after coronavirus chaos, admits FIGC chief

Gennaro Gattuso's side have been prevented from travelling to Turin by local authorities after Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas tested positive Juventus’ huge Serie A clash with Napoli on Sunday is increasingly likely to be postponed after the fixture was thrown into chaos by the coronavirus pandemic. Local health authorities have blocked Napoli from travelling to Turin due to a possible Covid-19 outbreak after two players, Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas, tested positive. A member of the team’s staff has also tested positive, as have two staff members at Juventus.
Convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein facing 6 new sexual assault charges in Los Angeles
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Convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein facing 6 new sexual assault charges in Los Angeles

Convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein has been hit with six new counts of forcible sexual assault, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on Friday.   The disgraced film mogul, who is serving a 23-year prison sentence for rape, is accused of alleged LA attacks between 2004 and 2010.   The 68-year-old was charged with three additional forcible rape felonies and three forcible oral copulation charges stemming from alleged attacks between 2004 and 2010 in Beverly Hills. The new criminal complaint expands the LA case to a total of five victims, authorities said.   Weinstein is now facing a total of 11 counts of sexual assault in Los Angeles County involving five women.   If convicted as charged in Los Angeles, the once-powerful Holl...
Naya Rivera’s Body Recovered from Lake Piru 5 Days after She Went Missing
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Naya Rivera’s Body Recovered from Lake Piru 5 Days after She Went Missing

Naya Rivera's body has been recovered from Lake Piru five days after she went missing while out on the lake with her son, 4. Ventura County officials said Monday, July 13, that a body had been found at the lake, and TMZ claims law enforcement sources have confirmed it is, in fact, Naya. A press conference sharing the news publicly is forthcoming. Naya and her 4-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, were out in Lake Piru when the Glee actress went missing Wednesday, July 8. Josey was found in the boat when authorities arrived and he told them he and his mom were swimming and he didn't know what happened to her. Naya, 33, is survived by her son.
UK denies Air Peace Landing Rights to Evacuate Stranded Nigerians
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UK denies Air Peace Landing Rights to Evacuate Stranded Nigerians

British authorities have denied an Air Peace airline flight deployed to evacuate stranded Nigerians in the UK landing rights. The Nigeria high commission in London which released a statement on Sunday July 12, said the evacuation flights from London Heathrow to Abuja and Lagos will now depart from Gatwick Airport on Tuesday July 14. The statement read; “This is to inform all prospective evacuees that have been issued tickets for the Air Peace flights departing on July 13, 2020, from London Heathrow to Abuja and Lagos, that due to landing clearance issues, the flights have been rescheduled to depart on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 10:00am from Gatwick Airport. “Furthermore, Air Peace Airlines has contracted Air Partner to operate the flight on its behalf and any other informat...
Canadian Authorities Launch Investigation after 38 French Bulldog Puppies are Found Dead in Plane Cargo
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Canadian Authorities Launch Investigation after 38 French Bulldog Puppies are Found Dead in Plane Cargo

Canadian authorities have launched an investigation after 38 puppies were found dead on a Ukranian plane at Toronto, Canada. At least 500 puppies were on board the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plane at Toronto Pearson Airport but 38 of them died, Canadian officials said on Sunday. Abby Lorenzen, a dog carer who was picking up another animal from the airport cargo area where the puppies were discovered, branded the sight of the dead dogs a ‘horror scene’. It is not clear if other types of animals were also on board but Abby Lorenzen said there were 572 animals on board and that ‘It was a nightmare.’ . According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the remaining surviving dogs were suffering from dehydration, weakness and vomiting and after seeing the condition of ...
Justin Bieber Denies Sexual Assault Allegations
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Justin Bieber Denies Sexual Assault Allegations

Justin Bieber has reacted to the sexual assault allegation made against him by a Twitter user identified simply as "Danielle". The lady who tweeted from an anonymous account on Saturday night (June 20) which was taken down after Bieber publicly commented on allegation, claimed the incident took place at a hotel in Austin, Texas on March 9, 2014. She said she met Bieber while attending an event in Texas and claimed that she and her friends were invited back to the pop star's hotel where she was "sexually assaulted without consent." She however failed to give out the names of her friends. Justin Bieber who denied the allegation by sharing news articles, social media photos, screenshots of emails and lodging receipts from the time in question, said he decided to gather facts to coun...
Nigerian Man Commits Suicide after Stabbing his Wife to Death in Lekki
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Nigerian Man Commits Suicide after Stabbing his Wife to Death in Lekki

A Nigerian man simply identified as Femi, stabbed his wife to death, and thereafter committed suicide in their home in Victory Park estate in Lagos state on Sunday, June 21. According to residents of the estate, the couple moved into the estate three weeks ago with their two young children. Not much was known about the couple but just a day before the murder-suicide, they were spotted jogging together on Saturday night June 20. However, on Sunday, the man who is said to have always questioned the paternity of their second child, stabbed his wife to death, and then took his own life. A neighbor who spoke on condition of anonymity to LIB, said "On Sunday afternoon, neighbors close to the couple's apartment heard loud music emanating from their home and this lasted for many ho...
Domestic and International Flights Remain Suspended- NCAA
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Domestic and International Flights Remain Suspended- NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA says Domestic and International flights in the country remain suspended. The flights were banned as part of measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria. Recall that on June 1, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 advised the aviation authorities to come up with new guidelines for the operations of domestic flights on or before June 21. Many Nigerians had taken it to mean that domestic flights will resume operation on June 21. The taskforce however came out later to clarify that the June 21 date was for the submission of new guidelines and not the resumption of domestic flights. However, a statement released by the NCAA on Saturday, June 20, states that domestic and International flights remain suspended for now. Only e...
US actor, Danny Masterson Charged with Raping Three Women at his Hollywood Hills home
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US actor, Danny Masterson Charged with Raping Three Women at his Hollywood Hills home

American actor, Danny Masterson, best known for his role on the hit series That '70s Show', has been charged with raping three women. The 44-year-old was arrested at 11:30 a.m. PT on Wednesday,  June 17, and released shortly before 3 p.m. PT on a $3.3 million bail, according to information available on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department website. Authorities say Masterson, who is charged by his full name Daniel Peter Masterson, is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman between January and December 2001. He also allegedly raped a 28-year-old woman in April 2003 and a 23-year-old woman sometime between October and December of that year, a press release from the District Attorney's Office said. All of the alleged crimes took place at Masterson's Hollywood Hills home, autho...
Airport Reopening: All Passengers Must Arrive Three Hours Before Take Off- FAAN says
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Airport Reopening: All Passengers Must Arrive Three Hours Before Take Off- FAAN says

As the Federal government prepares to lift the ban on domestic flights, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that passengers who would be travelling via any of the flights will now be required to be at the airport three hours before takeoff time. In a tweet posted on its handle this afternoon, FAAN said the three hours early arrival is necessary to allow time for passengers to go through the necessary COVID-19 checks before boarding flights. ''#COVID__19 Flight Resumption Protocol for Passengers: You are advised to arrive at the Airport 3 hours before your flight due to the new COVID-19 safety checks.''the tweet read The Presidential Task Force on COVID19 has clarified that the date for resumption of flights is not June 21 as has been speculated. The P...
Pastor Filmed Harassing Ladies Over their Dressing and Threatening Them with Hell while Doing Street Evangelism
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Pastor Filmed Harassing Ladies Over their Dressing and Threatening Them with Hell while Doing Street Evangelism

A woman has shared a video showing the moment a pastor harassed her and her friend and threatened them with hellfire over the way they were dressed. The women said they were around Ozone, while walking to Yaba, when the man walked up to them and started harassing them. Sharing a video of the pastor, Chiderah wrote: "So I and my friend were walking to the market and this man kept harassing us in broad daylight saying he’s a preacher and our sunshades won’t help us in hell. Mountain of fire pastors hope y’all can find this person and act accordingly. Kindly tag relevant authorities please." Chiderah's friend added: "So, it was I and @chi_derah that were walking to Yaba & somewhere around Ozone, this guy just walks to our side and says 'repent or you will go to hell, thes...
Alleged Rapist Arrests Victim’s Mother, Uncle and Neighbour for Reporting and Getting him Arrested for Rape in Rivers state
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Alleged Rapist Arrests Victim’s Mother, Uncle and Neighbour for Reporting and Getting him Arrested for Rape in Rivers state

A suspected rapist has reportedly got his victim's mother, uncle and neighbour arrested for reporting the incident to authorities and getting him arrested earlier. The suspect  accused of sexually molesting a 3-year old child, was released after spending 11 days in police detention. Human Rights Activist, Gwamnishu Emefiena Harrison said he was released after the victim's mother failed to pay the N65,000 the IPO told her to pay to enable her charge the suspect to court. It was also alleged that police officers from Oyigbo Area Command, Rivers State took an undisclosed amount to effect the arrest of victim's family. Gwamnishu wrote; A paedophile was arrested for sexual abuse against a child. He was released after 11days in police custody. He then proceeded to arrest victim's...
Widow of Li Wenliang, the Late Chinese Doctor who First Raised Alarm about China’s Covid-19 Outbreak, Gives birth
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Widow of Li Wenliang, the Late Chinese Doctor who First Raised Alarm about China’s Covid-19 Outbreak, Gives birth

The widow of Li Wenliang, a Chinese doctor who first raised the alarm about the country's Coronavirus outbreak, has given birth to their son. Wenliang's wife, Fu Xuejie on Friday shared a picture of the boy on the messaging app WeChat, calling him a "final gift" from Dr Li. His widow, Mrs Fu, now has two sons with her late husband. In her message she wrote: "Husband, can you see this from heaven? You have given me your final gift today. I will of course love and protect them." It should be remembered that Dr Li was arrested by Chinese authorities after he revealed the virus outbreak in Wuhan and was accused by authorities of "spreading rumours". In December he sent a message to fellow doctors saying that he had noticed seven cases of a virus he thought looked like S...
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Over 100 Girls Raped by their Fathers in Ethiopia “Due to the Lockdown”

Over 100 girls have been raped in Ethiopia by their fathers during the lockdown, authorities said. According to reports from Walta TV, Ethiopia authorities, in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa, over 100 girls raped and treated since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic as schools closed and people are advised to stay at home to reduce the spread of the virus. Data from hospitals suggest more than 100 children have been raped – including some by family members, BBC reports. Almaz Abraham, the head of Addis Ababa women and children affairs office reacting to the report, said sexual violence was on the rise as schools had been closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. “One-hundred-and-one girls were raped in the past two months after the outbreak of the Covid-1...
52 year old Woman Mauled to Death by her French Bulldog
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52 year old Woman Mauled to Death by her French Bulldog

A 52 year old woman known as Lisa Urso, has been found dead in her home in Illinois after she was mauled to death by her French bulldog. Lisa had recently adopted the dog, which authorities say was bred to fight, and she was found dead at the back of her Ingleside home on Saturday evening. According to reports, the dog had attacked her boyfriend on a previous occasion. Police authorities say the attack happened at her home, and Urso's boyfriend was not home at the time of the attack. The rescue bulldog had been involved in dog fights in the past according to authorities.   'It wasn't the neck, most (bite marks) were (on) her legs and arms,' Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper explained to WGN. 'Some on her torso as well. Just a lot of bites. A lot of scratching… I...
Turkish Footballer, Cevher Toktas Arrested after Confessing’ to Killing his 5-year-old Son
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Turkish Footballer, Cevher Toktas Arrested after Confessing’ to Killing his 5-year-old Son

A Turkish footballer has been arrested after allegedly confessing that he smothered his five-year-old son to death with a pillow because he 'didn't love him and hadn't 'since he was born'. Defender Cevher Toktas, 32, who last played as a centre-back for Bursa Y?ld?r?mspor in the Turkish Regional Amateur League, was arrested earlier this month after his five-year-old son, Kasim, died at Dortcelik Children's Hospital in the city of Bursa. According to Turkish media, Toktas took his son to hospital on April 23 because he was suffering from breathing difficulties and a high fever, two symptoms of Coronavirus. Toktas and his son were then placed into quarantine together by doctors. Later that day, he reportedly informed staff that Kasim was struggling to breathe, and the boy was ta...
Grandmother Charged after Live Streaming Video of a Man Molesting her 1-year-old Granddaughter
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Grandmother Charged after Live Streaming Video of a Man Molesting her 1-year-old Granddaughter

A grandmother has been charged after live streaming a video of a man molesting her one-year-old granddaughter on a porn site, police have revealed. 41-year-old Lisa Williamson was arrested last Thursday, May 7, by the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation. 19-year-old Steven Anthony Jackson, who they say appeared in the video, was also arrested. In the shocking video live streamed to a porn site, investigators claim Jackson performed "deviant acts" on the infant — including oral sex — while Williamson recorded it, WTVY reported. The grandmother was the one who streamed the horrific video to a subscription-based porn portal, they said. The video was flagged to authorities by somebody out of state. Williamson is charged with Permitting a Child to Engage in Production of Ob...
Every Premier League club would rather play at home over neutral venues, admits CEO Masters
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Every Premier League club would rather play at home over neutral venues, admits CEO Masters

Richard Masters says there is "an ongoing dialogue" with authorities over the league's 'Project Restart' plans Premier League chief executive Richard Masters says every club in the division would rather play games at home stadiums than neutral venues. The current plan to play games at a small number of neutral grounds has divided opinion among fans and pundits, and there have been suggestions that the Premier League could ask the government to reconsider their advice on the subject. Masters says there is “an ongoing dialogue” between authorities, and he says he knows clubs would rather play in more familiar surroundings.
Dates for La Liga season return and finish revealed by Leganes coach Aguirre
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Dates for La Liga season return and finish revealed by Leganes coach Aguirre

The Mexican head coach claims to have had the information passed on through official channels, though no announcement has yet been made Leganes manager Javier Aguirre has revealed La Liga plans to resume the season on June 20 and finish on July 26. While no official statement has been made by the league, the Mexican boss claimed the information had been communicated to him by La Liga authorities. Spanish football authorities have been working with the government to try and find a way to get matches back underway in order to finish the campaign
Casualties Reported after 5.1 Earthquake Hits Iran
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Casualties Reported after 5.1 Earthquake Hits Iran

Two people have died and 22 others were injured as they fled their homes in panic following a magnitude 5.1 earthquake that struck northern Iran on Friday. Among the dead were a 21-year-old woman in Tehran who suffered heart failure, and a 60-year-old man in the city of Damavand, east of the capital, killed by a head injury, officials said.   According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicentre of the earthquake was at Damavand, just northeast of the capital, at the depth of 10km (6.2 miles). But it was felt in Tehran, Alborz, Qom, and Qazvin provinces.     There were several mild aftershocks, but no serious damage from the quake that struck after midnight on the border of the provinces of Tehran and Mazandaran, authorities sai...
Soccer player Found Alive after Being Presumed Dead in 2016 Car Crash
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Soccer player Found Alive after Being Presumed Dead in 2016 Car Crash

Former soccer player, Hiannick Kamba who was believed to have died in a car accident in 2016, was found alive. Wife of the former youth soccer star in 2016 allegedly said he’d died in a car accident, she provided a death certificate and announced a funeral for him at the time. The Congolese athlete who had played professional soccer in Germany has emerged alive and well. Kamba’s ex-wife, allegedly received a life insurance policy payout in the neighborhood of six figures, and is now being investigated for insurance fraud. German prosecutor Anette Milk confirmed to PEOPLE that Hiannick Kamba, 33, is not dead. “Mr. Kamba has recently returned to Germany,” Milk explains via email. “There are no reasonable doubts about his identity.” Milk adds that “an investigation into ...
79-year-old Paralyzed Mother Pulled From Grave Alive, Three Days After son Buried her
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79-year-old Paralyzed Mother Pulled From Grave Alive, Three Days After son Buried her

A 79-year-old disabled woman who was allegedly buried alive by her son has miraculously survived after being trapped in the pit for nearly three days, authorities have said. Police in north-western China's Shaanxi province rescued the paralyzed mother, known as Wang Mou, on Tuesday, May 5, after the woman's daughter-in-law reported her missing. The 58-year-old son, known as Ma Mou, has been detained and faces an attempted murder charge, according to the police. An investigation on the incident is underway. Police in Jingbian County revealed that at 9am on Tuesday morning, the suspect's partner Zhang Mou went to the Xinzhuang Police Station to report her husband had taken her mother-in-law out on a trolley around 8pm on May 2, but she had not returned. She said he had told t...
Hong Kong Authorities To Give Every Resident A Reusable Mask
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Hong Kong Authorities To Give Every Resident A Reusable Mask

Hong Kong authorities are preparing to give every resident a specially-designed reusable mask. Called the CuMask+, it contains several layers of materials and small quantities of copper “capable of immobilising bacteria, common viruses and other harmful substances”, the government website says. The mask serves as “an effective barrier to droplets” and will last for 60 washes before needing a replacement filter. People with Hong Kong ID cards can register online to receive them within two weeks. The news has been received wryly by some Hong Kongers, coming as it does when the city’s virus figures are at such low levels that social distancing measures are being relaxed. Hong Kong suffered major shortages in face masks as far back as February, with reports of thousands of p...
COVID-19: Pastor Chris Slams Pastors who Support Church Closure
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COVID-19: Pastor Chris Slams Pastors who Support Church Closure

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government has imposed a ban on religious gatherings, something that doesn’t go down well with Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Chris Oyakhilome the founder and president of LoveWorld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, has called out pastors who are in support of the church closure. According to him, the government held meetings with several pastors and leaders of churches to seek their opinion before going ahead with the lockdown, and rather then tell the government to give them a chance to pray against they disease, they agreed on church closure. Pastor Chris added that Christ was never truly the lord of these set of clergymen, alleging that most of them agreed to the lockdown because of the compensation they received from the go...
Ten (10) Players Test Positive to COVID-19 in Bundesliga 1, 2
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Ten (10) Players Test Positive to COVID-19 in Bundesliga 1, 2

Authorities of the German Football League (DFL) on Monday disclosed that ten players from the country’s top two divisions (Bundesliga 1, 2) have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), according to Sky Sports. The ten people tested positive after a total of 1,724 COVID-19 tests were carried out on players from 36 clubs in Bundesliga 1 and 2. DAILY POST recalls that the Bundesliga has been suspended since March this year due to the spread of coronavirus across the globe. The Bundesliga is ready to return to action on May 9 if the German government gives it the green light. “If we start on May 9, we are ready. If it is later, we will be ready again,” DFL Chief Executive, Christian Seifert, said in April. “For us, what is decisive is what the politicians will decide. It...
‘I didn’t bring coronavirus to Togo’ – Adebayor will not be donating to his homeland
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‘I didn’t bring coronavirus to Togo’ – Adebayor will not be donating to his homeland

The veteran goalscorer, who is yet to hang up his boots, has caused controversy by stating that he will not be swayed by the actions of others Former Premier League striker Emmanuel Adebayor has hit back at those who have called him out for not donating money to his home country of Togo amid the global coronavirus crisis, stating that he will not be parting with his money purely because others wish him to do so. Football has ground to a halt across the planet in the wake of Covid-19's rapid spread, with most countries in some state of lockdown as authorities attempt to get the virus under control and treat those who have been infected. With players having so much time on their hands due to a lack of matches and training while social distancing protocols are in place, many footballer...
Lockdown: Man Arrested For Attempting To Smuggle His Girlfriend In His Car Booth
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Lockdown: Man Arrested For Attempting To Smuggle His Girlfriend In His Car Booth

A South African man has been arrested by the police for trying to smuggle his girlfriend in the back of his car amidst a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID19. According to an official from the province of Gauteng, said the woman was found in the car booth during a stop and search at a roadblock in the province. The driver who did not have a permit, was headed to the Eastern Mpumalanga province. Authorities say the woman was also arrested for consenting to be smuggled South Africa government imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 24th for three weeks but the lockdown has been extended until the end of April.
Man Chops Off His Tongue As Sacrifice To Stop Coronavirus
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Man Chops Off His Tongue As Sacrifice To Stop Coronavirus

A man in India has cut off his tongue in an attempt to appease a deity and stop the spread of the coronavirus. Vivek Sharma, 24, who works as a stone cutter with his brother Shivam and seven others at the Bhavani Mata temple in Suigam, became gravely worried about the deadly disease, according to the Times of India. His co-worker Brijesh Singh Saab Singh told authorities that Sharma, a devotee of Kali Mata, had kept chanting the deity’s name. On Saturday morning, Sharma said he was going to the market, but did not return to the temple, the news outlet reported. When his brother called him, a person answered and told him that Sharma had sliced off his tongue at the Nadeshwari temple in Gujarat. The young man was rushed to a hospital in Tharad where doctors worked to reattach ...
Poisonings linked to bleach, other disinfectants spike in US during pandemic
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Poisonings linked to bleach, other disinfectants spike in US during pandemic

Calls to US poison centers have risen 20 per cent this year because of exposure to bleach and other disinfectants, health authorities said Monday, linking the surge to COVID-19 cleaning recommendations. From January to March 2020, poison centers received 45,550 calls about dangerous exposure to cleaning chemicals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a report, up from 37,822 the year before. The number of calls rose sharply in March — around the time that most state lockdowns went into effect — with exposures to children under the age of five years accounting for the biggest percentage. Exposure to bleaches, non-alcoholic disinfectants and hand sanitizers all saw sharp rises, with the main route being inhalation. The CDC shared two case studies to illust...
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Gateman who recently Traveled from Lagos to Kaduna Via Public transport, Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Kaduna State Government has confirmed a new case of Coronavirus in the state. A statement released by the state Commissioner for Health, Amina Mohammed Baloni, said the fresh case is a gateman in the Mando area who recently returned from Lagos.? Baloni said the patient had no connection to the first five cases in the state. ? Dr Baloni said the sixth case had traveled on public transport and contacted the authorities as his symptoms worsened. He said the patient has been evacuated to the state’s Infectious Disease Centre.”? The Commissioner added that the latest case presents the nightmare scenario of possible community transmission of Covid-19 in the state as it would be very difficult and complicated to trace all those he might have had contact with while commuting in a publ...
Inmate found dead after Siberian prison riot
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Inmate found dead after Siberian prison riot

An inmate was found dead Saturday after a riot and a blaze swept through a Russian prison under a coronavirus lockdown in eastern Siberia, authorities said. Trouble erupted at penal colony No. 15 in Angarsk on Thursday with authorities blaming prisoners, while human rights activists said inmates self-harmed en masse to protest systematic mistreatment. On Friday, the work yard of the colony was engulfed in flames as riot police cordoned off roads leading to the prison, turning away independent observers. The fire was extinguished by Saturday morning. “When they cleared the debris, they found the body of an inmate,” said Irkutsk region rights ombudsman Viktor Ignatenko, quoted by Interfax news agency. “It was a violent death.” The regional penal service issued a statement late Fr...
It’s dangerous to relax stay-at-home order – Bishop Onuoha warns
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It’s dangerous to relax stay-at-home order – Bishop Onuoha warns

Dr Sunday Onuoha, has warned that Nigeria may lose the gains achieved in the past few weeks in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19), if states relaxed the stay-at-home order in their domains. The Methodist Church Bishop and Executive Director of Nigeria Interfaith Action Association (NIFAA), who gave the warning on Friday, also cautioned political and religious leaders against throwing caution into the winds in the fight against the pandemic. The Cleric specifically warned state governors, who directed the relax of the stay-at-home order, to learn from the South Korean experience. He recalled that the deadly Coronavirus spread like wildfire in South Korea following a crusade held in that country against the warning of relevant authorities. Onuoha, therefore, underscored the...
Burundi shrugs off pandemic, citing ‘God’s protection’
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Burundi shrugs off pandemic, citing ‘God’s protection’

In Burundi, the delayed arrival of coronavirus was attributed to “God’s protection”. Now that the country has three cases, authorities again see divine intervention at work and little reason to interrupt everyday life. The ruling party has sought to reassure Burundians they need not worry about the deadly pandemic sweeping the globe, allowing life to proceed as normal and even pressing ahead with a presidential election scheduled for May 20. “Do not be afraid. God loves Burundi and if there are people who have tested positive, it is so that God may manifest his power in Burundi,” said General Evariste Ndayishimiye, the presidential candidate for the ruling CNDD-FDD party. “If there have been three cases here… I’m told they are doing well, and know the coronavirus is killin...
FG Invites Chinese Ambassador over Maltreatment of Nigerians in China
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FG Invites Chinese Ambassador over Maltreatment of Nigerians in China

The Federal Government has summoned the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, over reports of maltreatment of Nigerians in China. In the last two days, Nigerians in China have been posting videos on social media, alleging maltreatment in Guangzhou area of China. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama on Thursday met with Mr Pingjian over the issue. In a tweet, Mr Onyeama said he urged the ambassador to speak with Chinese authorities to intervene on the matter. Invited the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Zhou Pingjian to communicate @NigeriaGov's extreme concern at allegations of maltreatment of Nigerians in Guangzhou, #China and called for immediate Chinese Govt. intervention. #StayHomeSaveLives #COVID19 @DigiCommsNG @NigeriaMFA
Iran says virus deaths pass 4,000 but cases dropping
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Iran says virus deaths pass 4,000 but cases dropping

Iranian women, members of paramilitary organisation Basij, make face masks and other protective items at a mosque in the capital Tehran, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis on April 5, 2020. The spread of the virus in Iran has slowed for the fifth day in a row, according to official figures released today by the authorities, who also announced plans for a gradual resumption of certain economic activities starting on April 11. Iran’s health ministry on Thursday said 117 new deaths from the novel coronavirus took the total to 4,110 in one of the countries worst hit by the pandemic. But ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said the latest figures showed there was a downward trend in the number of new coronavirus infections. “Today we are clearly seeing a decline in the num...
Premier League season has to be finished – Fuchs
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Premier League season has to be finished – Fuchs

The Premier League winner's contract expires at the end of the season, whenever that might prove to be and he wants to finish the campaign Christian Fuchs is hoping the footballing authorities find a way to complete the current season amid the coronavirus outbreak which sees football suspended in almost every country across the world. The Premier League has set an earliest possible return date of April 30 with Her Majesty's Government leading the fightback against the highly contagious Covid-19 virus. Before the break in play, Fuchs' Leicester had earned an important win over Aston Villa in their bid to finish in the top four and qualify for next season's Champions League.
COVID-19: Avoid self-medication for preventive, curative care – Ikpeazu
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COVID-19: Avoid self-medication for preventive, curative care – Ikpeazu

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has warned the people to avoid adopting any form of self medication for preventive and curative care against Coronavirus (COVID-19). Ikpeazu in a broadcast on Wednesday in Umuahia urged the people to adhere to instructions by qualified medical and health practitioners and relevant health authorities. The governor stressed the need for the observance of strict hygiene culture, adding that the government was prepared to tackle the virus in the  event of an outbreak. He said that the government had evolved a strategy which focused on prevention  and prompt containment  of the  disease. According to him, the government had issued a directive for total lockdown of Abia with effect from Wednesday, April 1, to last for Seven days, noting that only essential...
Coronavirus: President Buhari Approves Use of Stadia, NYSC Orientation Camps as Isolation Centers
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Coronavirus: President Buhari Approves Use of Stadia, NYSC Orientation Camps as Isolation Centers

The federal government has approved the use of four stadia as well as all NYSC orientation camps in the country, as isolation centres in the fight against coronavirus pandemic. Minister of Youth and Sport, Sunday Dare made this known via his Twitter handle this afternoon. He wrote; “Mr. President has approved for the Ministry of Youth and Sports to open and make available the stadiums in Surulere Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja and Kaduna as well as our NYSC camps nationwide for use as isolation centers as they are needed. We are in touch with relevant authorities.” We are in this together. And together we shall overcome. I call on the Youth of Nigeria to be at the vanguard of dissemination of timely and accurate information via social media to Nigerians in their communities. We must rat...
National Mosque Abuja Suspends Daily, Friday Prayers Indefinitely
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National Mosque Abuja Suspends Daily, Friday Prayers Indefinitely

Authorities of the National Mosque, Abuja have announced the suspension of the five daily and Juma’at prayers as part of measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country. In a statement on Monday, the management of the mosque said with effect from March 23rd, not only prayers, the open space markets and restaurants attached to the mosque are also to be closed. “In view of the current health issue, COVIC-19 crisis, the National Mosque management has decided to suspend the five day congregational and Jumu’ah prayers, gatherings and other activities in the mosques and its environs. Open space markets and restaurants attached to the mosque are also to be closed. While praying that Allah (SWT) to protect us from this pandemic and guide us aright, we kindly solici...
Coronavirus: Real Madrid Set to Offload Luka Jovic to Chelsea, Tottenham
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Coronavirus: Real Madrid Set to Offload Luka Jovic to Chelsea, Tottenham

Real Madrid are set to offer their player, Luka Jovic to Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur as the striker ignored Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines after flying home to Serbia last week, according to Mirror UK. Jovic was permitted to leave self-isolation to fly home, but Real Madrid was unimpressed to discover he disregarded Serbia’s coronavirus safeguards. Serbia, as a country, has ordered all persons returning from a coronavirus-hit country to self-isolate for up to twenty eight days. However, Jovic was spotted in the streets of Belgrade not long after he arrived from Spain capital Madrid and also made an appearance at his girlfriend’s birthday party. His actions have left Serbian authorities unimpressed. The 22-year-old was forced to apologise for his ac...
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Nigerian Doctor who Suspected and Reported the First Case of coronavirus in Nigeria Identified, See Photos

The Nigerian doctor who suspected and reported the Italian man who became the index case of coronavirus in the country, to the appropriate authorities, has been identified and appreciated by the Ogun State Government. In its appreciation tweets, the Ogun State Government identified the young woman as Dr Amarachukwu Karen Allison. According to the Ogun State Government, the singular brilliance of the young doctor who works with Lafarge Cement Company led to the early diagnosis and rapid containment of the first Covid-19 infection in Nigeria. See tweets below;   Dr Amarachukwu who acknowleged the tweets, wrote;
Coronavirus: Osun State Denies Virus is in the State
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Coronavirus: Osun State Denies Virus is in the State

The Osun state government has denied report that a suspected case of coronavirus is present in the state. According to Twitter user, @ChinyereOranugo, the suspected case of coronavirus was recorded on the NYSC orientation camp in Ekiti state, and was being isolated in Osun state. The Twitter user, @ChinyereOranugo; “Please Nigerians, my family and I need your help at this time. My cousin who schooled in the Uk and returned home 26/01/2020 to serve in the NYSC was posted to Ekiti state for his orientation and he’s down with cough so has been quarantined and sent to Osun state, but he’s not but he’s not been fed since yesterday that he’s been quarantined and he’s complaining of dizziness. Not only that, he was carried like a waybill in a poorly kept ambulance. It’s almost as if ...
Iran to free prisoners as coronavirus spreads rapidly
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Iran to free prisoners as coronavirus spreads rapidly

During the 2019–2020 coronavirus pandemic, Iran reported its first confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections on 19 February 2020 in Qom. As of 14 March 2020, according to Iranian health authorities, there had been 611 COVID-19 deaths in Iran with more than 12,500 confirmed infections. An Iranian judiciary spokesman says the country has temporarily freed about 85,000 prisoners, including political prisoners, in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus. See Tweet below:
There is no Persecution of Christians in Nigeria – Sultan of Sokoto Insists
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There is no Persecution of Christians in Nigeria – Sultan of Sokoto Insists

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar has denied claims made by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and other Christian religious leaders about the persecution of Christians in the country, especially in the northern region. Reacting to the recent prayer protests by CAN and Catholic Bishops against an alleged campaign by state and non-state actors to eliminate Christians in northern Nigeria at the first quarterly meeting of the Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) meeting in Abuja on Thursday March 12, the Sultan of Sokoto maintained that there is no religious persecution in the country. He also urged religious leaders not to allow terrorists bring division across the country. Sa’ad Abubakar said; “It pains me when we gather at NIREC or other meetings and agree on meas...
Italian Striker Manolo Gabbiadini Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Italian Striker Manolo Gabbiadini Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Former Southampton striker, Manolo Gabbiadini has tested positive for coronavirus. The 28-year-old Italian footballer who currently plays for Sampdoria is now the second player in Serie A to test positive for the disease, after Juventus defender Daniele Rugani contracted the virus last night. “Gabbiadini has a slight fever, but is otherwise fine,” read a statement released by Sampdoria. “The club is activating all isolation procedures as set out by the authorities.” Shortly after the announcement, Gabbiadini released his own statement saying: “I’ve tested positive for coronavirus,” he said. ”I want to thank you all for the many messages I’ve received. “I also want to let you know that I’m fine, so don’t worry. Follow the rules, stay at home and everything will work out.”...