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Senate Confirms Mahmood Yakubu’s Reappointment As INEC Chairman
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Senate Confirms Mahmood Yakubu’s Reappointment As INEC Chairman

Nigeria Senate on Tuesday confirmed Mahmood Yakubu as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Senate confirmed Yakubu’s nomination sent by President Muhammadu Buhari after Ibrahim Gaya, chairman of the committee on INEC, presented a report for consideration of his confirmation for a second tenure in office. Gaya said Yakubu is qualified to occupy office again as chairman of the electoral commission. “The nominee displayed high intelligence and he has the temerity to hold office of the chairman,” Gaya said. “The nominee is not affiliated to any political party and he has not attended an political rally or campaign. “The nominee has met the requirements of section 451 and section 41 (i)(ii) of the third schedule part 1 f contained in the 1...
Senate Confirms Buhari’s Code Of Conduct Bureau Nominees
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Senate Confirms Buhari’s Code Of Conduct Bureau Nominees

The Ahmad Lawan-led Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nominations by President Muhammadu Buhari into the various vacant positions at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). Those confirmed as members are Barr. Benedict Umeano (Anambra — South East); Hon. Ehiozuwa Johnson Agbonayinma (Edo - South South); and CP. Olayinka Babatunde Balogun Rtd (Ogun – South West). The confirmation of the nominees followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions. Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sought the confirmation of the immediate past chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as chairman of the electoral body by the Senate.
Mohamed Salah tests positive for Covid-19, Egyptian FA confirms
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Mohamed Salah tests positive for Covid-19, Egyptian FA confirms

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has tested positive for Covid-19, the Egyptian FA has confirmed. The Egyptian FA said on Twitter Salah had returned a positive test, although the 28-year-old is not showing any symptoms. The governing body added the rest of the Egypt team were negative for coronavirus, while Salah is now self-isolating and will be "subject to more checks in the coming hours". Egypt host Togo on Saturday in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier before playing the reverse fixture on Tuesday. Liverpool are next in action against Leicester on November 22 - live on Sky Sports - a match Salah would miss under current UK Government guidelines despite being asymptomatic. The Government website states: "If you do not have symptoms but have tested positive for COVID-19...
Ahmed Musa Confirms He’ll Return to Europe
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Ahmed Musa Confirms He’ll Return to Europe

  Ahmed Musa says he will reveal his next destination to the media in the coming days. Musa, who is currently without a team after departing Saudi Premier League side Al Nassr last month, could be returning to Europe. The pacy winger has now been linked with a move back to Russia, where he made his name with CSKA Moscow, and also Turkish Super Lig side Galatasaray. Musa said he will end the speculations about his future and reveal his next club to public very soon. “I will soon reveal my new club as soon as all the necessary details are completed. I hope to return to Europe as soon as possible.” Since moving to Europe from NPFL side Kano Pillars FC, the 27-year-old has featured for VVV Venlo, CSKA Moscow and Leicester City.
“I Am Out For Two Weeks” – Kenneth Omeruo Confirms His Injury
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“I Am Out For Two Weeks” – Kenneth Omeruo Confirms His Injury

Leganes defender Kenneth Omeruo has confirmed that he will be sidelined for at least two weeks. Reports circulating local media has it that Omeruo is back from injury, but he has refuted the claims on Thursday. Omeruo was substituted after suffering a knock in Leganes win over Mirandes last weekend. While reacting to one of the reports that he has regained full fitness, Omeruo said the report is not true and he will sit out of action for the next two weeks. “Please get your facts right before publishing articles to mislead people, don’t do that with my name. I am out for two weeks and not less.” He said on Twitter. Omeruo will miss Leganes line up for the Spanish Segunda game with Albacete this evening and it remain unclear if he will be fit for Super Eagles game with Si...
Mercy Eke Confirms She Is Married, Says She Broke Up With Ike Months Ago
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Mercy Eke Confirms She Is Married, Says She Broke Up With Ike Months Ago

Big Brother Naija star, Mercy Eke has confirmed that she is married. This is coming shortly after she made a post on Snapchat in which she called herself "Mrs H" The reality show star who made this disclosure in an exchange with her followers on Instagram, also revealed that her relationship with Ike Onyema ended months ago. This is coming after they took shots at each other yesterday November 2. See the exchange below;
SZA confirms past relationship with Drake, says it was “completely innocent”
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SZA confirms past relationship with Drake, says it was “completely innocent”

American music star, SZA has confirmed dating Drake in 2008 after he rapped about it in a new song. Drake made the revelation in “Mr. Right Now”, a song off Savage Mode 2 the new album by 21 Savage and Metro Booming. In his verse on Mr. Right Now, Drake rapped “Yeah, said she wanna f*ck to some SZA, wait/Cause I used to date SZA back in ’08/If you cool with it, baby, she can still play.”   That was however not the first time the Canadian rapper has name-dropped SZA in a song. He also did same in Diplomatic Immunity where he referenced him meeting her in 2017 when she made a Toronto tour stop in support of her last album CTRL.   Though the age of consent in Drake's native Toronto, Canada is 16, however it is 18 where he resides in California and it is speculated...
Davido Confirms Role in Eddie Murphie’s Sequel, Coming 2 America Via His Twitter Handle
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Davido Confirms Role in Eddie Murphie’s Sequel, Coming 2 America Via His Twitter Handle

Nigerian Afrobeat singer Davido has been listed as part of the cast in Eddie Murphie's sequel, Coming 2 America. Coming 2 America is an upcoming American comedy film, the second installment in the Coming to America film serie. It serves as a sequel to the original film of 1988 which has remained a worldwide success. The film stars Eddie Murphy as an African Price who went to America in search of true love and self discovery. The cast list also show Rick Ross and Michael Blackson as new entrants into the comdey flick. This is another great move for the 30 billion crooner.
Galatasaray confirms loan negotiations for Etebo
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Galatasaray confirms loan negotiations for Etebo

Galatasaray have made public their interest in signing Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo. The club confirmed in a social media post on Tuesday that they have begun negotiations with Stoke City over the future of the player. Etebo has agreed to terms with the former Turkish Super Lig champions and he’s expected to put pen to paper in the new few hours. “Official negotiations with the football player and club Stoke City FC have started regarding the temporary transfer of professional footballer Oghenekaro Peter Etebo to our club,” the club tweeted. Galatasaray is reportedly interested in signing Etebo on a season-long loan with an option to buy at the end of the season. Etebo who is 24-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at LaLiga club Getafe and he’s ...
Messi Confirms He Will Stay At Barcelona
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Messi Confirms He Will Stay At Barcelona

'It was a brutal drama... now I am going to continue in the club': Lionel Messi confirms he will begrudgingly STAY at Barcelona for now with superstar finally giving up on his fight for move to Manchester City in stunning U-turn The superstar's bombshell U-turn was officially announced on Friday evening, although Messi has once again doubled down on his criticism of the board and suggested his desire to avoid a legal battle forced his hand. The 33-year-old club captain announced he is finally abandoning attempts at a move to Manchester City this summer in a recorded interview despite having initially demanded to leave. Lionel Messi has confirmed he will remain at Barcelona due to his desire to avoid a legal battle Jorge Messi had refuted claims from Barca that his son has a...
BBNaija: Erica confirms she had s3x with Kiddwaya while they were in the HOH Lounge (video)
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BBNaija: Erica confirms she had s3x with Kiddwaya while they were in the HOH Lounge (video)

BBNaija lockdown housemate, Erica, has confirmed she and her love interest in the house, Kiddwaya, had s3x while they were in the Head of House lounge.   In the fourth week of the game, Erica won the Head of House challenge and chose Kiddwaya, her love interest, as her deputy and had the opportunity to share the lounge with him.   Her discussion with Neo on Wednesday night September 2, confirmed Erica and Kidd did some ''crazy things'' while in the lounge.   While speaking with Neo in the kitchen, Erica said she did everything in that lounge.   If they show videos of all the things that happened in that Head of House lounge...even me I don't want to watch it'' she said laughing   An inquisitive Neo then asks her ''Blowjob?'' and she re...
Barcelona President Confirms Messi Wants Move Away From The Club
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Barcelona President Confirms Messi Wants Move Away From The Club

Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed to a Spanish radio station that Barcelona boss Quique Setien will be sacked, with Lionel Messi reportedly ready to force through a transfer away this summer. Barca were humiliated and embarrassed on Friday night as they suffered an 8-2 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich to exit the Champions League. It was also the worst defeat of Messi’s illustrious career and images after the game showed how the loss was playing on his mind. The Argentina international had reportedly already been considering his future after a disappointing domestic campaign. But Barcelona are ready to act fast to put this season behind them. An emergency meeting has been called to take place today and Bartomeu confirmed to COPE on Sunday night “Seti...
PDP Confirms Agboola Ajayi’s Defection
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PDP Confirms Agboola Ajayi’s Defection

Breaking News! The Deputy Governor of Ondo state, Hon. Agboola Ajayi has resigned his membership of the failed @OfficialAPCNg. Hon. Agboola after his resignation, picked the @OfficialPDPNig membership card at Ward 2, Apoi, in Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Guardiola Confirms Leroy Sane Will Leave Manchester City
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Guardiola Confirms Leroy Sane Will Leave Manchester City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Friday confirmed that Leroy Sane has already rejected a new deal and told the club he wants to leave this summer. The 24-year-old German star, who has been heavily linked with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, returned to the Premier League bench on Wednesday with a win over Arsenal after recovering from a knee ligament injury, but his days at City are numbered. “Leroy has said he doesn’t want to extend the contract,” Pep Guardiola said. “He wants to leave. That will either happen this summer or when he is out of a contract. The club spoke to Leroy two or three times to extend his contract. He rejected. He wants to play at another club.” Sane moved to City from Schalke 04 in 2016 and played a key role in back-to-back title wins in 2017 a...
BBNaija’s Jackye Madu confirms breakup with her boyfriend
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BBNaija’s Jackye Madu confirms breakup with her boyfriend

Ex -BBNaija housemate, Jackye has made a big revelation on her relationship status with her boyfriend, Lami. According to Jackye, she has been single for a while and she is surprised most people isn’t aware. Recall that Jackye’s boyfriend who was also her Social media handler was very defensive of Jackye during her stay in Big Brother’s house. He once called out BBNaija host Ebuka for putting his girlfriend on the spot over a conversation she had with a fellow housemate, Khafi, accusing Tacha of ‘witchcraft’ . Jackye once disclosed during an interview that her boyfriend cares for her so much and can protect her by any means possible.The Nigerian Software Engineer revealed that she has had only one boyfriend in her life and she is never going to let him go for any reason....
Obaseki Reacts As University Of Ibadan Confirms Certificate
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Obaseki Reacts As University Of Ibadan Confirms Certificate

The Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reacted to the confirmation by the University of Ibadan, UI that he graduated from the institution. There had been a series of speculations flying around that the Edo state governor forged his certificate. The rumour was further fueled when the APC national chairman Adams Oshiomhole challenged the authenticity of the embattled governor’s university degree certificate. While inaugurating the APC’s screening and appeal committees for its members contesting the governorship primary in Edo, Oshiomhole was quoted to have said: “Someone should approach the UI and end this matter once and for all. “If the certificate Obaseki parades is that of the UI, find out how did he pass senate screening of those days? I’m aware that in those days when...
Nigerian Reggae Music Legend, Majek Fashek Is Dead, His Manager Confirms
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Nigerian Reggae Music Legend, Majek Fashek Is Dead, His Manager Confirms

Nigerian music legend and reggae king Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly called Majek Fashek, is dead. His death was confirmed by his manager Omenka Uzoma, on the late singer’s official Instagram handle. “Today been having pressure calls, well it is true that the African No 1 Legendary ICON has gone to be with the LORD his Maker,” he said. “Let celebrate him, his achievements, and his family, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified.” Majek was born in Benin-City, Edo state Until his death, he was one of Nigeria’s surviving Reggae music legend, Majek attracted international attention in 1987, with his self-penned tune, ‘Send down the Rain.’ The singer also played a supporting role in the 2000 Nollywood movie ‘Mark of the Beast’
French champions, PSG confirms Permanent signing of Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan following successful loan spell
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French champions, PSG confirms Permanent signing of Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan following successful loan spell

Paris Saint-Germain has confirmed the signing of striker Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan following his successful loan spell. The Argentina international, 27, signed a four-year deal with PSG which runs until June 30, 2024, after the French club agreed to pay a fee of €50m (£45m) with €7m (£6.2m) in add-ons for Icardi, who first joined them on loan from Inter on September 2. Icardi scored 20 goals in 31 matches in all competitions before the French season was officially ended on 30 April because of the Coronavirus pandemic. A statement issued by the Inter Milan club on Sunday, read: ‘The statement read: ‘FC Internazionale Milano announces the transfer of Mauro Icardi to Paris Saint-Germain FC: the striker, born in 1993, has permanently moved to the French club. ‘The Club than...
Spain’s Sports Council Confirms La Liga Will Restart On June 11
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Spain’s Sports Council Confirms La Liga Will Restart On June 11

La Liga will restart on June 11, Spain's National Sports Council (CSD) has confirmed, three months after the coronavirus pandemic forced its suspension. The announcement comes after Spain's government authorised the return of competitive sport in the country beginning June 8. An official statement from the CSD read: "The Spanish football federation [RFEF] and La Liga have agreed, as part of the Contact Group formed together with the National Sports Council [CSD], the format of the eleven remaining matchdays to complete La Liga Santander and La Liga SmartBank [the first and second divisions]." The first division will resume with the Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis on Thursday, June 11, at 10 p.m. CEST. Between Friday, June 12, and Monday, June 15, other matchday...
Normal Level: Mr Eazi Confirms Collaboration With American Rapper, Nicki Minaj
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Normal Level: Mr Eazi Confirms Collaboration With American Rapper, Nicki Minaj

Nigerian singer, Mr Eazi has confirmed that he has a collaboration with Major Lazer and  Nicki Minaj is coming soonest. Mr Eazi made the news yesterday when he was featured alongside Davido and Tiwa Savage on the May edition of the Billboard Magazine. Billboard hinted in the interview with the three singers that the Banku singer had a collaboration with the American rapper and J Balvin that would be released soon. “Mr Eazi, who last year made his Coachella debut and toured with J Balvin, is also preparing an upcoming EP as well as a collaboration with Major Lazer and Nicki Minaj. A fan who came across the news posted it on Twitter and the singer confirmed the news and revealed that the song would soon be out but did not disclose when the song would be released or the name...
Kwara Records 1st COVID-19 Death, Confirms 4 New Cases Today
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Kwara Records 1st COVID-19 Death, Confirms 4 New Cases Today

Kwara State Government hereby announces the death of a COVID-19 case. The fellow had recently arrived Kwara from Lagos with his wife and a child shortly after he suffered stroke at his Lagos base. Before his death, the government had treated him, his wife and their child as suspected cases and samples were taken from them. The results of their samples came back positive. Unfortunately, he died early Saturday morning even before the family got to know about their COVID status. He has been buried accordingly. Everyone involved in the burial has now had their samples taken. Because of the peculiarity of this development, the Rapid Response Team has moved in to bring all those involved into the isolation centre, including the wife and the child. We pray to God to repose his soul....
Michelle Obama Made This Cruel Confession That Confirms Every American’s Worst Fear
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Michelle Obama Made This Cruel Confession That Confirms Every American’s Worst Fear

Michelle Obama is once again in the spotlight of the 2020 campaign. That’s bad news for the Republican Party. And Michelle Obama made this cruel confession that confirms every American’s worst fear. The Netflix documentary about Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming continues to make headlines. In the documentary, Michelle Obama discusses her marriage to Barack and raising children. And Michelle Obama makes it clear children cost her dearly in her view. “My relationship with Barack was all about our equal partnership,” Obama began. “If I was going to have a unique voice with this very opinionated man, I had to get myself up and set myself off to a place where I was going to be his equal.” Obama then revealed that she believed having children was not great joy in life, b...
COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Confirms Compulsory Wearing Of Face Mask In Lagos
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COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Confirms Compulsory Wearing Of Face Mask In Lagos

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has confirmed that compulsory wearing of face masks in the state will begin in order to curb the spread of Coronavirus. Sanwo-Olu said this in a series of tweets on his official Twitter page on Sunday. According to him, face masks help to protect people from droplets and secretions from coughing and sneezing. He said: “Dear Lagosians, even as we observe the lockdown, we are kicking off #MaskUpLagos; the COMPULSORY wearing of face masks in Lagos. “Face masks help to protect us from droplets and secretions from coughing, sneezing, etc. as not everyone that is infected will show symptoms. “Face masks, combined with frequent hand washing, being conscious about NOT touching our face, as well as #SocialDistancing, are effective ...
UEFA Confirms UCL Places To Be Decided By Merit If Season Can’t Be Finished
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UEFA Confirms UCL Places To Be Decided By Merit If Season Can’t Be Finished

UEFA has confirmed that next season's UCL & UEL places should be decided by sporting merit in each league if this season can't be finished There are growing fears that the 2019/20 campaign will not be completed due to the indefinite suspension of football in Spain caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The UEFA Executive Committee met today via video conference. It received updates on the Working Groups established in partnership with the European Club Association (ECA), European Leagues (EL) and FIFPRO Europe. Of the two scenarios being examined by the Calendar Working Group, both envisage domestic football starting before UEFA club competitions, with one seeking to run the competitions in parallel and the other to complete domestic matches before re-starting UEFA matches in Aug...
Lagos Confirms 3 Coronavirus Deaths
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Lagos Confirms 3 Coronavirus Deaths

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi confirmed this via his Twitter handle. #COVID19Lagos Update *️⃣32 new #COVID19 cases were confirmed in Lagos on April 17, 2020. *️⃣Total number of confirmed cases in Lagos now stands at 286. *️⃣Sadly, Lagos has recorded 3 more deaths bringing total number of #COVID19 related deaths in Lagos to 13. *️⃣The deceased are 2 males and 1 female aged 52, 63 and 67. Two of the dead had underlying health issues. *️⃣The 2 males had no travel history or record of contact with any infected person.
Ben Murray-Bruce Confirms Death Of Keniebi Okoko During Plastic Surgery
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Ben Murray-Bruce Confirms Death Of Keniebi Okoko During Plastic Surgery

Former Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial district, Ben Murray-Bruce has confirmed the death of billionaire and former Bayelsa Governorship apsirant, Keniebi Okoko. Tontrends reported yesterday that the 43-year-old billionaire politician died while reportedly undergoing a liposuction surgery in Lagos on April 14. It was gathered that he died in the theater room in Lagos because of power outage, as the back up generator refused to come up. Ben Murray-Bruce who confirmed the death of the deceased on Twitter, described him as a “star”. He also sent out condolences to all the loved ones Keniebi left behind. He tweeted; I am saddened by the news of the death of my friend and brother, Keniebi Okoko. The Ijaw Nation and indeed Nigeria has lost a star. My condolences to...
Mikel Obi Confirms Interest From Brazilian Club Botafogo A Month After Leaving Trabzonspor Over Coronavirus Pandemic
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Mikel Obi Confirms Interest From Brazilian Club Botafogo A Month After Leaving Trabzonspor Over Coronavirus Pandemic

Former Super Eagles of Nigeria and Chelsea player John Mikel Obi has confirmed he is discussing a possible deal with Brazilian club Botafogo over a month since he left Turkish club Trabzonspor over the Coronavirus pandemic. Mikel, 32, left Turkish club Trabzonspor by mutual consent in February after declaring that he did not feel comfortable playing during the COVID-19 pandemic while people were getting infected and dying all over the world and it hasn’t taken long for him to start getting new offers Mikel is now in regular contact with Botafogo boss Ricardo Rotenberg and hopes to iron out a deal when the Coronavirus pandemic is over. Mikel speaking to ESPN about Botafago’s interest in signing him, said: “Yes there has been interest and yes there has been negotiations. “But...
Drake Confirms Collaboration With Rema
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Drake Confirms Collaboration With Rema

Rema is certainly not in the industry for play, American rapper and singer Drake just confirmed he had a song collaboration with Rema on Instagram Live while playing Rema’s song. The Mavin records / Jonzing world record act, sure has that international appeal, within the shot time in the industry, he has had international collaborations with 6lack & Tion Wayne, Dumebi remix with Becky G. Also appeared on Barack Obama’s playlist and now Drake has confirmed he did a song with Rema. With all these heights archived within such a shot time, Rema is definitely built for international success.
Nigerian Photographer Confirms That He Tested Positive For Coronavirus After Attending AMVCA
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Nigerian Photographer Confirms That He Tested Positive For Coronavirus After Attending AMVCA

Seun O , the Nigerian photographer who underwent a Coronavirus test after attending the 7th edition of the AMVCA weeks ago, has confirmed that he tested positive for Coronavirus in new Instagram posts he shared. Recall we reported that a documentary producer warned of a suspected case of coronavirus who might have attended the AMVCA and interacted with a number of Nigerian celebrities. According to Ifeoma Chukwuogo, the man flew in from the UK and with symptoms of coronavirus but had refused to report himself to the NCDC for testing. Seun O who confirmed that he has been feeling unwell after Ifeoma’s post, shared a video of him undergoing a Coronavirus test but never confirmed his status at that time. In a new Instagram post he shared, the photographer revealed that he is re...
NNPC Confirms COVID-19 Case In Its Abuja Estate, Dismisses Claims Of Mass Outbreak
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NNPC Confirms COVID-19 Case In Its Abuja Estate, Dismisses Claims Of Mass Outbreak

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has confirmed a case of COVID-19 that was recorded in an apartment at the Corporation’s estate in the Garki Area of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In a statement released April 4, the corporation dismissed insinuation of mass outbreak of Coronavirus infection in the facility. The corporation explained that the said case, involving a non-member of staff of the corporation, had to do with an individual who had just returned from the United Kingdom and developed symptoms of the decease. ”His case was said to have been confirmed positive by the NCDC after undergoing a laboratory test and in line with NCDC approved protocol, all residents of the affected apartment were moved out and placed in Isolation, while officials of...
South African Rapper, Nasty C Confirms Collaboration With Burna Boy
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South African Rapper, Nasty C Confirms Collaboration With Burna Boy

South African award-winning rapper, Nasty C has finally confirmed his collaboration with Grammy nominee, Burna Boy. Earlier last year the South African rapper, hinted the collaboration when he responded to Burna Boy calling him his favorite rapper in an interview. “Love to the African Giant @burnaboygram ? treats on the way real soon ??#CoolestKidInAfrica x #AfricanGiant”. This left fans to anticipate and sadly, nothing came up. However, in a recent interview today, Nasty who recently signed an exclusive pact with Def Jam Recordings confirmed the collaboration to Cool Fm OAP, Dotun who later made the revelation via his Instagram page. He wrote: “ 13k views. I gave him me a Nigerian name “Nasty “Oluwadare” C” . He just confirmed he did a joint with @burnaboygram .. the rest is his...
40 Persons Infected As NCDC Confirms 4 New Coronavirus Cases
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40 Persons Infected As NCDC Confirms 4 New Coronavirus Cases

The country has recorded four new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said. It said this brings the total number of infected persons in Nigeria to 40 as of 11:00 pm on Monday. NCDC confirmed this in a Monday night tweet. According to the agency, three of the new cases are in Lagos while the other one is in Abuja. "Four new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria. 3 are in Lagos State and 1 in FCT. "Two of these cases are returning travellers. "As at 11:00 pm on the 23rd of March, there are 40 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with 1 death recorded," the agency said.
Mexico Confirms Three Coronavirus Cases In Three Men Returned From Italy
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Mexico Confirms Three Coronavirus Cases In Three Men Returned From Italy

Mexico’s government said on Friday it had detected three cases of coronavirus infection in three men who had all recently traveled to Italy, making the country the second in Latin America to register the fast-spreading virus. The first case is a 35-year-old man who showed positive in an initial test in Mexico City also test positive in a second test early on Friday, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell Ramirez told a news conference. That man was linked to the second case, a 41-year-old in the northern state of Sinaloa, Lopez-Gatell told reporters, speaking alongside President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Health officials confirmed the third case, a man who had traveled with the other two, at another news conference late on Friday but said all three cases were imported and...
Buhari Confirms Folasade Yemi-Esan As Head Of Civil Service
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Buhari Confirms Folasade Yemi-Esan As Head Of Civil Service

The President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd .) , has appointed Dr Folasade Yemi- Esan as the substantive Head of the Civil Service of the Federation with effect from Friday , February 28 . Her appointment followed the President ’s approval of the retirement of Mrs Winifred Ekanem Oyo- Ita from the Federal Civil Service with effect from Thursday , February 27 . A statement from the Permanent Secretary , Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olusegun Adekunle , said the retirement of Oyo- Ita was without prejudice to the ongoing investigations of certain allegations against her.
Israel Confirms First Coronavirus Case In Cruise Ship Returnee
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Israel Confirms First Coronavirus Case In Cruise Ship Returnee

Israel confirmed Friday its first case of new coronavirus in a citizen who flew home from Japan earlier this week after being quarantined on the stricken cruise ship Diamond Princess. “One of the passengers who returned home from the cruise ship in Japan tested positive in a checkup by the health ministry’s central laboratory,” a ministry statement said. A total of 15 Israelis were among the passengers quarantined on board the Diamond Princess, of whom 11 have flown home. The others all tested negative for the virus. The returning Israelis had all been placed in quarantine for 14 days at the Sheba Hospital in the central town of Tel Hashomer. “They are in full isolation,” said Dr Gili Regev-Yochay, director of the hospitals’ infectious diseases unit. “It’s in many way...
Senate Confirms Kingsley Obiora As CBN Deputy Governor
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Senate Confirms Kingsley Obiora As CBN Deputy Governor

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the nomination of Dr. Kingsley Obiora for appointment as the Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria. The confirmation followed the consideration of the report of Senator Uba Sani-led Senate Committee on Financial Institutions by the Senate. In a similar development, the Upper Chamber also confirmed the nomination of Zirullah Hassan for appointment as Chairman National Hajji Commission of Nigeria and Seventeen other as members. This was sequel to the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs Chaired by Senator Emmanuel Bwacha.
US House confirms travel ban targeting Nigeria, others as Pelosi reacts
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US House confirms travel ban targeting Nigeria, others as Pelosi reacts

United States House of Representatives has condemned the decision of President Donald Trump to extend his administration’s travel ban that will affect Nigeria and some other countries. Trump signed the original travel ban on January 27, 2017, just a week into his tenure. The ban was upheld by the US Supreme Court on June 26, 2018. It affected Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Venezuela and North Korea. For the new restrictions, countries on the list include Belarus, Myanmar (also known as Burma), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. On Monday, Democrats said that the House of Representatives will soon consider legislation that would repeal the travel ban and limit the president from imposing future restrictions, Reuters reports. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi...
ASUU Confirms Strike To Start This Week
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ASUU Confirms Strike To Start This Week

The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) have started mobilizing her members against the threat from the Accountant General of the Federation to stop the release of January Salary to her members because they have strongly refused to adopt the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPIS). Professor Deji omole, the ASUU Chairman for University of Ibadan Chapter reacted to the development ASUU is planning on "No pay, No work" policy. The professor told news men that ASUU is ready to take it stand on autonomy and infringement of the issue of FGN-ASUU agreement. Professor Omole also stated that ASUU rejected IPPIS based on law, principles and rule of law, and have also offered the government alternative platform called the University Transparency and Accountability Solutions (...
China Confirms New Coronavirus Can Spread Between Humans
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China Confirms New Coronavirus Can Spread Between Humans

A mysterious respiratory virus that has killed at least three people and sickened more than 200 in China can be transmitted between humans, a Chinese government-appointed expert has said, fueling fears about the possibility of a deadly epidemic as millions prepare to travel for the Lunar New Year holiday. Zhong Nanshan, head of the team set up by China's National Health Commission to investigate the pneumonia-like virus, confirmed that at least two cases had been spread from person to person and medical staff had also been infected. Authorities had previously said that the new strain of coronavirus, which was traced by health officials to a seafood market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, was primarily passed from animals to humans. But at least two people have become infected...
Blackout: Transmission Company Of Nigeria (TCN) Confirms Collapse Of National Grid
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Blackout: Transmission Company Of Nigeria (TCN) Confirms Collapse Of National Grid

The national grid on Thursday experienced its first collapse in 2020 resulting in blackout across the country. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) confirmed the development in a statement on its Twitter page. “There was system disturbance which occurred at about 12.34 p.m affecting some parts of the country. “As at 1:10 p.m, supply was restored to Abuja and most parts of the affected areas. TCN is still working to completely restore and stabilise the nation’s grid,” it said. Ikeja Electric (IE) which also confirmed the grid collapse in a statement on its Twitter account, said another collapse of the grid occurred at 2.15 p.m after the previous incident. “Dear customers, the outage you are experiencing is due to a system collapse of the grid which occurred this afte...
“We Are Playing Tennis”- Teni Confirms Relationship With Wizkid To Ooni Of Ife
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“We Are Playing Tennis”- Teni Confirms Relationship With Wizkid To Ooni Of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, recently hosted ‘Billionaire’ crooner, Teni in his palace. In a relaxed atmosphere, the king probed the singer on her affection for fellow singer, Wizkid. Teni has in recent times jokingly publicized her affection for Wizkid. She even squared up to Tiwa Savage on stage last December over Wizkid. In several clips shared on Instagram on Monday night by Teni, the Ooni is seen probing her about her seeming interest in Wizkid. After singing for a while, Ooni said: “Who will sweep Teni off her feet?” as Teni sits on the floor beside him, to which a man in the room mentioned Wizkid. The surprised monarch then asked Teni if Wizkid was the man, she said: “We are just playing tennis.”   View this post on In...
Wizkid Confirms He Is Akon’s Lil Bro
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Wizkid Confirms He Is Akon’s Lil Bro

All of you saying Akon didnt help Wizkid, I laugh in swahili. Akon signed Wizkid, Davido and P-square and refined them when they were still local champions. All three were signed to Konvict music for a short time to be refined. Akon is 4times richer than Wizkid and his philanthropy beats all Nigeria celebs hands down. If Rihanna should call Simi or Tiwa Savage younger sis, some people will open mouth to say Rihanna is small compared to Simi or Savage cos she hasnt dropped any music for a very long time. For those saying he didnt sign them, a video interview will serve you better The link to the interview https://www.legit.ng/amp/1258380-akon-reveals-he-once-signed-wizkid-and-davido-says.html Other people Akon Signed some are far bigger than Wizkid Lady gaga, 2face Ace...
‘Single And Not Searching’ – Mercy Eke Confirms Split From Ike
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‘Single And Not Searching’ – Mercy Eke Confirms Split From Ike

It looks like BBNaija reality star, Mercy Eke have addressed her relationship status with fellow ex-housemate, Ike Onyeama. Earlier on, we reported the news of how Ike took to his Instastory to share a photo of himself with one of Mercy’s big competitors on the show, Tacha. To further raise people’s suspicions, the young man later deleted the photo and this got several people talking. Shortly after, it was discovered that the lovebirds have unfollowed each other and are rumoured to have broken up. Well it appears their relationship has hit the rock after Mercy took to her Snapchat account to state that she is single and not searching. See her post below; Hmm, it appears the Merike ship is not making it to the year 2020.
Naira Marley Confirms Marlians Day, Wizkid Approves
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Naira Marley Confirms Marlians Day, Wizkid Approves

May 30th of every year has been officially pronounced as Marlians day by the officials of the controversial gang. It all started after popular Disk Jockey, DJ Cuppy, shared on her Twitter handle that there is the need for a National Marlian day. Naira Marley, the leader of the group, then proposed every May 30th as the day to be set aside as a national Marlian day. In a swift reaction, multi-award-winning singer, Ayodeji Balogun also known as ‘Wizkid‘ then confirmed it as approved by their government.  
Danjuma’s Statement confirms Buhari is dead – Nnamdi Kanu
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Danjuma’s Statement confirms Buhari is dead – Nnamdi Kanu

Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has reacted to a statement by elder statesman and former Chief of Army Staff, Gen Theophilus Danjuma (rtd), on the state of the nation. Gen. Danjuma, who was a former Defense Minister, had claimed while speaking at the University of Ibadan in Oyo State, on Thursday, that Nigerians won’t sleep if he reveals what is happening in Nigeria. Danjuma, while lamenting said that leaders from the South West were afraid of speaking out against the Federal Government. He warned that Nigeria was “in a big hole.” He said: “In Yorubaland, everybody seems to have lost their voice, scared. And people appear not to care about what is happening. If I tell you what I know is happening in Nigeria today, you will no longer sleep. ...
Senate Confirms AMCON, FIRS Board Members
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Senate Confirms AMCON, FIRS Board Members

The Senate Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Board chairmen and members of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) and the Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON). Also, the Senate approved the budget of N11,594,920,847 for the National Communication Commission on the Universal Service Provisions Fund and N140.3 billion for the 2020 National Communication Commission. The confirmation of the chairman and Board members of FIRS was sequel to the motion moved by the chairman of Senate committee on Finance, Solomon Adeolu Olamilekan who urged the Senate to receive and consider the report of the Senate committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial institutions. The Senate approved Mohammad Mammam Nami as FIRS chairman with others as Board members. Also, the Senat...
Lille Coach Confirms Oshimen As Penalty Taker After On-field Debate With Ikone
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Lille Coach Confirms Oshimen As Penalty Taker After On-field Debate With Ikone

Lille coach Christophe Galtier has confirmed that Victor Osimhen is the designated penalty taker of the club after the Nigeria international was involved in an on-field debate with Jonathan Ikone during the first half of the Ligue 1 tie against Montpellier on Friday night. Five minutes before half-time, Ikone stepped up to convert a spot-kick won by Osimhen, which did not please captain Jose Fonte and manager Galtier as they wanted the rule to be applied. Speaking to reporters post-match, Galtier explained : ''I saw what happened and I'm going to talk about it with the players. ''In the last match against Brest, Victor gave Jonathan (Bamba) the chance to shoot, it was a gift. ''This is something I am going to intervene on because there were far too many people around the ba...
Lampard Confirms Abraham Will Be Out Of West Ham Clash Due To Hip Injury
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Lampard Confirms Abraham Will Be Out Of West Ham Clash Due To Hip Injury

Frank Lampard has revealed that Chelsea will be without Tammy Abraham for a derby date with West Ham as the England striker is still in some considerable pain. The Blues saw their in-form striker forced from the field during a Champions League clash with Valencia. A blow to the hip left Abraham in agony and facing up to a spell on the sidelines. He was quick to play down the severity of the knock after sitting out the second-half of a 2-2 draw at Mestalla, but will not be ready for Premier League duty on Saturday. Lampard told reporters when asked for a fitness update on the 22-year-old: “We will know by the end of the weekend, he won’t be available for tomorrow. There’s lot of pain. “We will see by Monday. It is a squad game, the lads have been training well and when op...