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Trump Blames His Lawyer, Giuliani For Impeachment, Tells Staff Not To Pay Him
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Trump Blames His Lawyer, Giuliani For Impeachment, Tells Staff Not To Pay Him

President Donald Trump, irritated at being impeached for a second time, has told people to stop paying Rudy Giuliani's legal fees, a person familiar with the matter tells CNN, though aides were not clear if the President was serious about his instructions given he's lashing out at nearly everyone after the day's events. Trump became the first president in US history to be impeached twice on Wednesday, one week after a mob stormed the US Capitol following a speech by the President that galvanized his supporters to fight against the counting of the electoral votes that would affirm President-elect Joe Biden's win. The insurrection left five people dead, including one Capitol Police officer, and has left the nation's capital and state capitols around the country preparing for potential...
Chinese Supplier Blames ‘Bad Luck’ For Frequent Locomotive Breakdown
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Chinese Supplier Blames ‘Bad Luck’ For Frequent Locomotive Breakdown

The China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC) has blamed ill luck for the malfunctioning locomotives it recently built for Nigerians. CRCC after-sales manager Su Zhiguang, who heads the maintenance team on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line, told Peoples Gazette that the trains, which arrived in Nigeria in January, were test run and certified ready for deployment in China. At least three passenger trains had broken down after suffering mechanical failures in quick succession over the last two weeks, leaving hundreds stranded along the dangerous Abuja-Kaduna tracks. A video, which went viral on November 26, showed passengers aboard a Kaduna-Abuja train voicing their displeasure, shortly after the locomotive broke down in dark hours along a route that is widely dreaded for k...
Bartomeu Blames Neymar For Destorying Barcelona And His Project
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Bartomeu Blames Neymar For Destorying Barcelona And His Project

Josep Maria Bartomeu slams Neymar for destroying Barcelona and his project as the winger shockingly decided to leave for Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. Josep Maria Bartomeu has expressed his dissent towards Neymar whom he holds responsible for the downfall of Barcelona and the project that was in place. The 57-year-old had resigned from his post a few days ago after months of turmoil at the club. Bartomeu has been involved in several controversies at the club and the fans had enough this season which saw a vote of no confidence being passed against him. Shortly the former president and his board stepped down from their respective decisions. However, Bartomeu believes that his project’s downfall was due to Neymar’s actions. From a neutral point of view, it could be possible. In t...
#EndSARS: Femi Adesina Blames Churches, Mosques
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#EndSARS: Femi Adesina Blames Churches, Mosques

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has blamed churches and mosques as well as some sections of the media for promoting messages of hate. He added that the #EndSARS movement was a vehicle of hate messages. The President’s spokesman said this in an article titled, ‘If Nigeria Dies, Hatred Killed Her’. Adesina wrote, “The EndSARS campaign began as an agitation against police brutality, in which there was unanimity of purpose. And suddenly, it became a vehicle of hate. Against leadership, against national cohesion, an opportunity to settle political scores, and equally prepare for power grab in 2023. Hatred came into the mix.” Several influential clerics including the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch ...
Survivor Of the Boat Accident that Killed 16 People Narrates How He Survived; Blames The Accident on Greed
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Survivor Of the Boat Accident that Killed 16 People Narrates How He Survived; Blames The Accident on Greed

Mr Moruf Kelani, a survivor of the July 29 boat mishap in which 16 people drowned on Badagry waterways, blamed the tragic incident on greed by boat operators and regulatory officials. It was reported that the boat was carrying 19 people when it capsized at about 6:00 p.m. on July 29 while en route to Badagry. However, Kelani said that 22 passengers were on board the ill-fated boat, including two operators (the boatman and his assistant). He said three were rescued by a small boat, the boatman and his operator swam to safety, 16 drowned, and he managed to hold on to the sinking boat until people came to his rescue. Narrating what happened, Kelani said the boatman and his assistant were distracted because they were collecting fares from passengers. He said: "Normally, we don’t p...
Osagie Ehanire Blames High Death Rate On COVID-19 Fears
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Osagie Ehanire Blames High Death Rate On COVID-19 Fears

The Federal Government is worried that there might have been a rise in the number of deaths not associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) since the outbreak of the disease in the country. Many of the deaths, it said, could be attributable to the phobia some Nigerians have developed for hospitals where they are supposed to receive qualitative care for fear that they might be diagnosed with COVID-19. It is also believed that many health workers are now reluctant to attend to patients for fear that they might have contracted the virus. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who made this known during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja yesterday, said antenatal, immunization, out-patient visits and skilled birth attendants have all dropped by ...
Sanwo-olu Blames Late Airport, Border Closures For COVID-19 Spread
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Sanwo-olu Blames Late Airport, Border Closures For COVID-19 Spread

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the delayed closure of the country’s borders, seaport, and airports, including the failure of returnees to self-isolate, caused the spread of COVID-19. He said this during an Instalive interview with CNN on Wednesday. According to the governor, Lagos was prepared to curb the spread of COVID-19 but had to wait for the Federal Government to shut airport, seaport and land borders. The PUNCH reports that though Nigeria recorded its first COVID-19 death on February 27, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), officially shut the country’s airports, seaports, and borders on March 29. As of March 29 when president shut the country’s airports, seaports, and borders, Nigeria had recorded 111 confirmed cases of COVID-19...
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Mourinho Blames Man Utd Players, Says They Were Diving & Forming Injuries

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United were "clever" in winning fouls and "pretending injuries" during their 2-1 win on Wednesday. "We started bad, they started well," Mourinho told beIN Sports. "They scored the first goal, could have scored the second and for the first 30 minutes they were not just better than us, they were much better than us. For the last 15 minutes [of the first half] the story was different. "I thought the second half we'd be back to normality and normality was to have control of the game but when you concede a goal like we did it's difficult. "They took a few steps back, started to block low and they were clever in the way they were getting fouls and pretending injuries and controlling and then still dangerous on the counterattack....
Nnamdi Kanu Blames FG For The Death Of His Mother
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Nnamdi Kanu Blames FG For The Death Of His Mother

Kanu, who announced the mother’s death on Sunday, said she died August 30, 2019 in Germany after doctors battled unsuccessfully over a protracted illness she suffered. The freedom fighter linked federal government to the death, citing alleged soldiers’ invasion of his Umuahia, Abia State residence in September 2017. He said: “Watching her children being hunted and killed by the federal government was the cause of her illness, and today we have lost her.” He however pledged not to be deterred by the death in his struggle for the actualization of Biafra republic. “I had said before that I was ready to sacrifice anything for Biafra, and today I have sacrificed my mum. We will not be dettered, we shall continue to fight for the freedom of our people.” The IPOB leader, who di...
Okey Bakassi Blames Goalkeeper Akpeyi For Super Eagle Loss To Algeria
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Okey Bakassi Blames Goalkeeper Akpeyi For Super Eagle Loss To Algeria

Okey Bakassi blames Super Eagles loss to Algeria in AFCON 2019 semi-finals match on the goalkeeper, Akpeyi. In a video he posted online he said, "I congratulate the super eagle minus the goalkeeper".He urge Nigeria super eagle to go to Benin Republic (Cotonou) and hire tukunbo goalkeeper maybe in the next African Cup of Nation. Watch Video   View this post on Instagram   #OkeyBakassi blames #SuperEagles loss to Algeria in #AFCON2019 semi-finals match on the goalkeeper, Akpeyi. What do you think? A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial) on Jul 14, 2019 at 11:41pm PDT
Pastor Blames ‘Deceitful Spirits’ For Giving Him A Wrong Super Falcons Prediction
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Pastor Blames ‘Deceitful Spirits’ For Giving Him A Wrong Super Falcons Prediction

A former secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Ebonyi State, Reverend Dr. Simeon Chinedu Ononogbu, has blamed “deceitful” spirit for his failed prediction that the Super Falcons will reach the semi-finals of the FIFA Women World Cup in France. . . “It is a pity that the prediction on the Falcons failed which means that it was not a revelation from God. We have so many spirits that can deceive people and if we are not careful, we will make mistakes such as this. . . The bible says that some spirits at times, transform into angels of light to talk to us. We have “fallen’’ spirits that deceive the children of God because we are humans and weaker than the other spirits. . . “At times when we don’t interpret properly, we will have problems out of it and this can al...
Kemi Olunloyo Blames Simi For Naira Marley’s Arrest
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Kemi Olunloyo Blames Simi For Naira Marley’s Arrest

After attacking and accusing Rugged Man of snitching on Naira Marley, popular journalist Kemi Olunloyo blasted Simi. She stated that it’s her fault Naira Marley was arrested because she talked about yahoo boys buying their music. “Don’t buy my music if you are a Yahoo boy.’ @symplysimi do you see ��New York real estate dealers tell ��Russian gangsters and mafia not to buy their properties? “The whole of #Manhattan is owned by Top Russian big mafia guys. Simi Mrs Adekunle Silver, you ignited a mess in the Nigerian financial crimes war and a fast rising singer now a LEGEND was arrested on his BIRTHDAY during the FASTING season of your Muslim brothers and sisters. “That’s like you being arrested on that your lovely wedding day on Easter weekend. There is no food in the prisons...
Paul Pogba Blames Messi & Ronaldo For The Critics He Faces In Manchester United
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Paul Pogba Blames Messi & Ronaldo For The Critics He Faces In Manchester United

Paul Pogba has suggested that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are partly to blame for the criticism that continues to come his way at Manchester United. The 26-year-old believes his contribution would have been lauded not all that long ago, with the exploits of star turns at Barcelona and Juventus pushing expectation levels up for everybody else. Pogba told Icon Magazine: “Football has changed a lot. I grew up watching the exploits of great champions, real legends like [Alessandro] Del Piero, [Luis] Figo, [Francesco] Totti and many others. “All have been champions, the best in the world, but perhaps many of them did not achieve more than 20 goals per season. “Now the data, the statistics, the numbers, often seem to have become the only parameter of judgment. “That, on t...
PDP Blames Jimi Agbaje For Embarrassing Defeat In Lagos Governorship Election
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PDP Blames Jimi Agbaje For Embarrassing Defeat In Lagos Governorship Election

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed Jimi Agbaje, its governorship candidate, for the defeat the party suffered at both the presidential and governorship elections in the state. Taofik Gani, Publicity Secretary of PDP in Lagos, stated this in an interview with The Nation newspaper, published on Friday. He blamed Agbaje and the overwhelming presence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state for the party's loss of the elections in Lagos. He said one of the reason for the “embarrassing” defeat of the PDP, particularly during the governorship election, was because Agbaje decided to handle campaign logistics single-handedly, barely 72 hours to the election. He said: “We were faced with situations where we could not get to campaign o...
Minister Of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali Blames ‘Traditional Leaders’ For Violence In North
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Minister Of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali Blames ‘Traditional Leaders’ For Violence In North

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, on Tuesday said fresh intelligence had exposed the complicity of some "highly-placed traditional rulers" in the ongoing killings of Nigerians across the northern parts of the country. Deadly attacks blamed on "bandits" have increased in north west states of Zamfara, Sokoto, and Katsina, with hundreds killed in recent months. In the north east, attacks by the insurgent group Boko Haram have continued, affecting mostly Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. The widespread killings by rampaging armed bandits had prompted a surge in military and police deployment in those states, with President Muhammadu Buhari promising an escalation of security response if required. The government on Sunday ordered the immediate stoppage of artisanal mining in Zamfara s...
Ethiopia Releases Report Into Fatal Boeing MAX 737 Crash, Blames Manufacturer
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Ethiopia Releases Report Into Fatal Boeing MAX 737 Crash, Blames Manufacturer

Both the government and the airline said the Ethiopian authorities preliminary report showed that the doomed jet’s crew followed the guidance provided by Boeing on how to fly the plane. They also used its flight control systems, heaping the blame largely on the manufacturer. “The March 10 crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 killed all 157 passengers and crew on the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet. “Data has shown significant similarities between the crash and the Lion Air disaster in October when the same model of the plane crashed soon after take-off. “All Boeing Max jets have been grounded worldwide as the investigations continue. “Ethiopian officials say the pilots followed instructions provided by Boeing. “Ethiopian Airlines says the initial report clearly showed its pilo...
Election Shift: US Lawmaker Blames Buhari & Associates, Tells Trump What To Do
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Election Shift: US Lawmaker Blames Buhari & Associates, Tells Trump What To Do

Rep. Chris Smith, immediate past chairman of the United States House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, has spoken on the postponement of Nigeria elections. His reaction was contained in a statement he signed on Monday. The statement posted on his website reads: “Responsibility for the delay of Nigeria’s presidential election lays squarely with President Muhammadu Buhari and those close to him. “Actions in advance of the election — including removal of Supreme Court Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen and arson attacks on Independent National Electoral Commission offices in opposition strongholds — are undermining confidence that this election and subsequent gubernatorial elections will be free and fair. “At a minimum, the presidential election must meet the 2015 standard, w...
Election Postponement: CUPP Hails INEC, Blames APC, Security Agencies Over Action
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Election Postponement: CUPP Hails INEC, Blames APC, Security Agencies Over Action

THE Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has applauded the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on its decision to postpone the 2019 General Elections. This was even as it blamed the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and security agencies for the postponement. CUPP alleged that the APC showed desperation in winning when it allegedly compelled security agencies to compromise distribution of election materials in over 15 states. The coalition,in a statement, Saturday morning, by its spokesman, Ikenga Ugochinyere, in reaction to the election postponement, hailed the Chairman of INEC,Prof. Mahmood Yakubu for displaying the courage. “INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has shown courage by shifting the election to avert national bloodshed because we are aware ...
Yemi Alade Blames Social Media For Causing Depression
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Yemi Alade Blames Social Media For Causing Depression

Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade took to her social media space to reveal that the rising spate of depression amongst people is caused by social media. She said social media is training people to compare their lives instead of appreciating everything that they are.
Solomon Ogbeide Blames Lobi Defenders For Champions League Defeat
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Solomon Ogbeide Blames Lobi Defenders For Champions League Defeat

Lobi Stars head coach Solomon Ogbeide has called out his defenders following the CAF Champions league 3-1 first leg loss Gor Mahia of Kenya on Sunday. A brace from Samuel Onyango and Jacques Tuyisenge strike at the Moi International Sports center in Kasarani gave the Kenyans 3-1 advantage going into the second leg in Nigeria next week . Ogbeide stated that his defenders lacked concentration in the opening quarter of the game but believes the second leg will be a different ball game. “That’s football we have to look where we went wrong and make corrections. A lapse of concentration by my defenders allowed quick goals and we will make adjustments before the return match. We are hopeful for a good result in the return match. “The main problem was not on coaching, but attitude,...
PDP Regrets Absence Of Atiku At Peace Accord Ceremony Blames “Communication Error”
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PDP Regrets Absence Of Atiku At Peace Accord Ceremony Blames “Communication Error”

The Peoples Democratic Party said it regretted that its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar did not attend the signing of the Peace Accord in Abuja on Tuesday, blaming the incident on ‘communication lapse’. Naija Politico learnt that the Publicity secretary Kola Ologbondiyan said on Tuesday night that the party will probe the communication gap between it and the National Peace Committee, chaired by General Abdusalami Abubakar, a former Nigerian leader. President Muhammadu Buhari and 75 other presidential candidates attended the peace meeting at the International Conference Centre in Abuja today. And all signed the Peace Accord, but the PDP and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar were conspicuously absent. Ologbondiyan said despite the absence of both the party and its candidate, ...
Buhari’s Ally, Senator Ndume Blames Presidency For Saraki, Dogara’s Defections
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Buhari’s Ally, Senator Ndume Blames Presidency For Saraki, Dogara’s Defections

The Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Mohammed Ali Ndume, has blamed the presidency for the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Ndume, a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, said the presidency did nothing to lobby Saraki, Dogara and others to remain in the ruling party. The lawmaker, who is the immediate-past Leader of the Senate, pointed out that the executive should take part of the blames on what is going on in the National Assembly today. Ndume told Sun that Saraki and Dogara were looking for excuses which the presidency provided for them, adding that they were not given t...
Cassano Retires, Blames Wife For Twitter Mix-Up
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Cassano Retires, Blames Wife For Twitter Mix-Up

Antonio Cassano has seemingly closed the book on his career after an on-again, off-again retirement saga. The 35-year-old signed for Hellas Verona on July 10 but said he’d be retiring just eight days later, only to reverse that decision within a matter of hours. On Monday, another set of contradictory messages emerged from the Twitter account of Cassano’s wife. First, Cassano said he would be leaving Hellas but not retiring. “I’m not going to leave football, I simply don’t feel I can continue with Hellas Verona…” Cassano said in a statement that was tweeted by his wife, Carolina Marcialis. “Physically I’m really good, as I’ve shown in the last 15 days of training, but mentally I don’t feel stimulated to continue at this club!” Just as he did earlier in July, Cassano quick...
Afghanistan Blames Pakistan And Taliban For Kabul Blast
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Afghanistan Blames Pakistan And Taliban For Kabul Blast

A war of words continues between Afghanistan and Pakistan after a deadly suicide attack in Kabul left at least 90 people dead. Afghan intelligence officials have blamed a Taliban-affiliated group and Pakistan for Wednesday's truck bombing in Kabul's diplomatic quarter. Pakistani officials have rejected the accusations and Taliban officials have said they had no hand in the blast. Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi, reporting from Islamabad, said Afghanistan's accusations on Thursday were part of an ongoing "war of words" between the two countries. It is "a signal of the distrust that is affecting both their bilateral relationship, and also more cooperation on counterterror issues", he said. At least 400 others were injured when a suicide attacker drove a tanker truck laden with explo...