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Plateau government relaxes 24-hour curfew
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Plateau government relaxes 24-hour curfew

The Plateau state government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Jos South and Jos North Local Government Areas.   Governor Simon Lalong reportedly took the decision following an assessment of the security situation in Jos the Plateau State capital and the subsequent recommendation of the state security council.   The new curfew allows movement between 6am and 12 midnight. The statement read;   “No movement will be allowed between the hours if 12 midnight to 6am,” according to a statement by Makut Macham, director of press and public affairs to the state government. “Citizens are advised to go about their lawful businesses without any fear as security agencies have been directed to ensure effective patrols and surveillance to protect lives and prop...
Ex-Man City youth player, Jeremy Wisten “commits suicide” at 17 after being released by the club
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Ex-Man City youth player, Jeremy Wisten “commits suicide” at 17 after being released by the club

Jeremy Wisten has reportedly taken his own life after being released by the club   Witsen, a promising talent born in Malawi and raised in the UK, joined Man City at the U-13 level in February 2016 and was recently released by the club.   According to Malawi24, the 17-year-old was left depressed by the club's decision to release him and he decided to take his life.   Details of his death remain unclear, but Manchester City and senior players at the club including Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte have paid tribute to the former academy player. The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult tim...
‘Why not take 20 seconds to review it?’ – Azpilicueta asks why VAR didn’t award Chelsea penalty after Maguire headlock
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‘Why not take 20 seconds to review it?’ – Azpilicueta asks why VAR didn’t award Chelsea penalty after Maguire headlock

The Blues defender wondered why officials didn't take a closer look at an incident that could have changed the game on Saturday Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta felt the Blues deserved a penalty for an incident involving himself and Harry Maguire, adding that he thought the referee should have reviewed the decision. Azpilicueta was dragged down in the box by Maguire during Chelsea's clash with Manchester United, with the England defender draping his arms over the Spaniard's shoulders. Former United star Patrice Evra likened Maguire to Hulk Hogan after the incident, saying that the WWE-like manoeuvre was a clear penalty.
Chelsea boss Lampard ready to send Kepa away on-loan
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Chelsea boss Lampard ready to send Kepa away on-loan

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is ready to send Kepa Arrizabalaga away on-loan. The Sun says Chelsea are ready to send Kepa out on loan after landing Rennes keeper Edouard Mendy as their new first-choice. While Chelsea insisted no decision has yet been taken on Kepa's future, it is understood that Frank Lampard will assent to the Spaniard leaving on loan before next month's deadline. Kepa, 25, has struggled to live up to the world record £71m fee Chelsea paid Athletic Bilbao to land him as Thibaut Courtois' replacement in 2018. He fell out of favour last term after a series of high-profile errors before the lockdown. And while the Spaniard regained his place at the outset of Project Restart, he lost it again to Willy Caballero for the FA Cup semi-final and Final.
UEFA Boss Ceferin Defends Decision To Allow Fans Into Super Cup
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UEFA Boss Ceferin Defends Decision To Allow Fans Into Super Cup

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has defended the decision to allow fans to attend Thursday’s Super Cup match between Bayern Munich and Sevilla in Budapest, despite concerns about the Hungarian capital being a coronavirus hotspot. A limited crowd will be allowed into the 67,000-capacity Puskas Arena for the meeting of the Champions League winners and Europa League holders, although several hundred Bayern fans reportedly handed back their tickets because of safety fears. “We will have 16,000 spectators in the stadium, not even 30 percent,” of capacity, Ceferin said at a press conference following a UEFA executive committee meeting in Budapest on Thursday. “The measures are strict and there is not a question of health risks for the fans. “The easiest thing for us would be no...
Donald Trump slams Meghan Markle and wishes Prince Harry luck ‘because he’ll need it’
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Donald Trump slams Meghan Markle and wishes Prince Harry luck ‘because he’ll need it’

US President, Donald Trump, has launched an attack on Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, insisting he is "not a fan" .   Meghan and husband Prince Harry stepped down as senior royals at the start of this year in a dramatic decision that rocked Buckingham palace.   They have since relocated to Los Angeles where they hope to earn a living from Hollywood.     Meghan and Prince Harry have recently been encouraging Americans to vote, seemingly in support of Trump's rival Joe Biden.   Harry and Meghan recently shared a video on social media urging people to vote.   Prince Harry said: "As we approach this November, it's vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity."   Many believe his comments w...
Sancho backed to become ‘as good as Ronaldo’ as Dortmund team-mate Guerreiro salutes Manchester United target
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Sancho backed to become ‘as good as Ronaldo’ as Dortmund team-mate Guerreiro salutes Manchester United target

The England international winger has seen a big-money move mooted and a current club colleague sees him reaching the very top of the game Jadon Sancho has the potential to be “just as good as Cristiano Ronaldo”, says Raphael Guerreiro, with the player being heavily linked with a move to Manchester United considered to be an “outstanding” asset for Borussia Dortmund. The Bundesliga outfit have been doing all they can to fend off advances when it comes to the England international winger. Sancho has enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence since taking the decision to leave Manchester City in 2017 and link up with BVB.
‘It was a conflict between Messi and the club’ – Koeman
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‘It was a conflict between Messi and the club’ – Koeman

The club legend reversed his decision to seek an exit this summer, citing his unwillingness to get involved in a legal battle Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has insisted that there is no conflict between himself and Lionel Messi, following the club legend's decision to reverse course and stay with the Catalan side. Messi informed Barcelona of his desire to leave the club following the 2019-20 season, a frustrating campaign that saw Barca fail to win any trophies and finish with a humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. However, the 33-year old reversed course earlier this month, telling Goal that he would stay at the club rather than become embroiled in a messy legal battle.
Van de Beek’s father labels Man Utd move ‘dream come true’
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Van de Beek’s father labels Man Utd move ‘dream come true’

Van de Beek's father labels Man Utd move 'dream come true' has described his son's move from Ajax to Manchester United as a "dream come true". The Netherlands midfielder has completed a medical with United ahead of a £40m deal, expected to be completed after the international break. "This is a dream come true," Andre van de Beek told Omroep Gelderland. "Our local village is very proud. "It's the perfect moment for him to make this step to such a beautiful club, but Ajax will always remain in our heart. "A lot of clubs were interested, but Donny took this decision himself."
Supreme Court’s Decision On Female Inheritance Divides Igbos
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Supreme Court’s Decision On Female Inheritance Divides Igbos

THE Supreme Court in a landmark decision, has upheld the right of a female child to inherit properties of her father. By this decision, the apex court has voided the Igbo age-long law and custom which forbid a female child from inheriting her late father’s estate. The Supreme Court voided this tradition and custom on the grounds that it is discriminatory and conflicts with the provision of the constitution. The Supreme Court held that the practice conflicted with section 42(1)(a) and (2) of the 1999 Constitution. The land mark judgment was on the appeal marked: SC.224/2004 filed by Mrs. Lois Chituru Ukeje (wife of the late Lazarus Ogbonna Ukeje) and their son, Enyinnaya Lazarus Ukeje against Ms. Gladys Ada Ukeje (the deceased’s daughter). “Gladys had sued the deceased’s wi...
Aston Villa among several Premier League clubs interested in signing Liverpool striker Brewster on loan
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Aston Villa among several Premier League clubs interested in signing Liverpool striker Brewster on loan

The 20-year-old is also on the radar of Newcastle, Brighton, Fulham and Crystal Palace, but will be given the chance to prove his worth to the Reds Aston Villa are among a host of clubs interested in signing Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster on loan. But the Reds will give the England Under-21 international the chance to prove his worth to Jurgen Klopp during pre-season before making a decision on his future. Brewster, 20, impressed after moving to Swansea on a temporary basis in January. The Londoner scored 11 times in 22 appearances for the South Wales outfit, helping them reach the play-off semi-finals, where they were narrowly edged out by Brentford over two legs.
Man Utd vs Copenhagen: I Must Make Difficult Decision About Goalkeepers – Solskjaer
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Man Utd vs Copenhagen: I Must Make Difficult Decision About Goalkeepers – Solskjaer

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted he must make a “difficult” decision as he chooses who becomes first-choice goalkeeper next season. Solskjaer stuck with David de Gea last season, despite a string of high-profile errors. However, De Gea will have two top keepers pushing him next season. Argentina international Sergio Romero is regarded as the best back-up option in the Premier League and Dean Henderson will return from an impressive two seasons on loan at Sheffield United. “I think I must be the most privileged manager in the world with the goalkeeping department,” Solskhaer said ahead of United’s Europa League quarter-final tie with Copenhagen. “We’ll see what we’ll do going forward. Difficult? Yes. But that’s a good problem to have.” United...
‘Arsenal can’t let Aubameyang become another Ozil’ – FA Cup hero compared to Henry by Keown
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‘Arsenal can’t let Aubameyang become another Ozil’ – FA Cup hero compared to Henry by Keown

The former Gunners defender is looking for bosses at Emirates Stadium to make a definitive decision on the future of the talismanic frontman Arsenal cannot allow Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s contract saga to mirror those of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, says Martin Keown, with the Gunners urged to make a definitive decision on the future of a striker he thinks is proving to be comparable with Thierry Henry. The prolific Gabon international proved he belongs in illustrious company when netting the match-winning double in the FA Cup final against Chelsea. His efforts at Wembley, which saw him convert from the penalty spot and net a stunning solo strike, mean that Arsenal will have continental competition in the Europa League next season.
Philadelphia Bans Large Public Gatherings until February 2021
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Philadelphia Bans Large Public Gatherings until February 2021

The city of Philadelphia has announced that it is cancelling all large events including the city's marathon and Thanksgiving Day parade until the end of February next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney made the announcement on Tuesday, July 14, saying ban on large events includes festivals, parades, concerts, carnivals, fairs, flea markets and block parties, such as the Thanksgiving Day parade and the Philadelphia Marathon are all cancelled. In a tweet, he wrote: 'He I'm disappointed to confirm that we are canceling large public events through February 28, 2021 due to the public health crisis.  This was not an easy decision to make. The health and safety of residents, workers, and visitors must be our top priority.' The mayor also said that...
‘I didn’t want to coach De Gea any more’ – Ex-Man Utd goalkeeper coach
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‘I didn’t want to coach De Gea any more’ – Ex-Man Utd goalkeeper coach

Emilio Alvarez has played down suggestions that he was released from his role at Old Trafford, stating that it was his own decision to go Former Manchester United goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarez has revealed that he left the club following a fallout with David De Gea over the player's future, after the shotstopper put pen to paper on a new deal at Old Trafford. The 48-year-old has played down suggestions that he was released from his role at Carrington, instead revealing that his exit came down to personal and professional differences with the Spaniard between the sticks. De Gea extended his stay with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side last September, signing a new four-year contract that will keep him in Manchester until 2023, potentially taking him up to a dozen years with the Red Dev...
Frank Lampard Reacts as Man City Defeats UEFA at CAS
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Frank Lampard Reacts as Man City Defeats UEFA at CAS

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said the decision to overturn Manchester City’s two-year Champions League ban, will not affect his players. The Blues are currently third in the Premier League table and face a battle with Manchester United, Leicester and Wolves for the final top-four place. Lampard however insists the situation is in his players’ hands. He told a press conference on Monday ahead of the Norwich game: “I was pretty neutral on it, I just listened to the verdict this morning. “I genuinely don’t see beyond the games in hand, we have a few games and we want to win them and see if it gets us Champions League football. I was never pinning my hopes on [the verdict]. If we win enough games, we can get in. ‘We’re sitting third, it’s in our hands. I wouldn’t have...
La Liga President Reacts as CAS Overturns Manchester City’s Ban
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La Liga President Reacts as CAS Overturns Manchester City’s Ban

La Liga president, Javier Tebas, has reacted to the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), to overturn Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competitions on Monday. The ruling means Man City will play in the Champions League next season. Pep Guardiola’s side have also had their fine reduced from £25million to £8.9million. The former Premier League champions had been banned by UEFA for breaking Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, but have had the decision overturned by CAS. Reacting, Tebas hit out at the CAS by claiming that the institution is no longer fit to serve its role in facilitating the settlement of football-related disputes. He also called on the sport to look at other avenues for resolving matters such as breaches of FFP rules. “We have to...
Pregnant British YouTube star, Nicole Thea is Dead
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Pregnant British YouTube star, Nicole Thea is Dead

Pregnant British YouTube star, Nicole Thea died along with her unborn son Reign on Saturday morning, July 11. She was 24. A statement issued through her Instagram account said Miss Thea and 'her unborn son she and her partner Boga named Reign sadly passed away on Saturday morning'. Details of how she and the unborn child died were not revealed. Nicole, who was popularly known for her dance videos on YouTube was just weeks away from her due date as she was 8 months pregnant before her sudden death. The statement posted to her page read:  'To all Nicole’s friends and supporters it is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Nicole and her son she and Boga named Reign sadly passed away on Saturday morning' 'Also Nicole pre-schedule a few YouTube videos and Boga ha...
Tanzanian Actress, Zena Yusuf Mohammed Ends her 3-year Marriage
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Tanzanian Actress, Zena Yusuf Mohammed Ends her 3-year Marriage

Popular Tanzanian actress, Zena Yusuf Mohammed aka Shilole has announced her decision to end her marriage of 3-years, citing domestic violence. On Wednesday, July 8, the actress took to her Instagram page to share photos of her battered face as she opened up about her violence-riddled marriage. She alleged that she had been a victim of domestic violence throughout her marriage to her husband Uchebe, whom she started dating in 2016. In the heartbreaking post, which she wrote in Swahili, the actress, 32, also issued an apology for staying quiet about her issues while encouraging other women in violent or abusive marriages to speak out for help. She wrote: “I am writing this with a clear mind and conscience. First, I would like to apologise to my family. I am seeking your ...
APC Swears in Worgu Bom to Replace Suspended Deputy National Chairman, Victor Giadom
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APC Swears in Worgu Bom to Replace Suspended Deputy National Chairman, Victor Giadom

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress APC on Monday morning, June 22, swore into office the former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Rivers state, Mr. Worgu Boms to replace the suspended Deputy National Secretary of the party, Victor Giadom. Mr. Worgu Boms Recall that the party picked Worgu to replace Victor Giadom, on the grounds that the latter had resigned from his position in 2018 to be the running mate to Tonye Cole, Rivers governorship aspirant in the 2019 election. This decision came after Giadom went against the party authorities and declared himself the acting chairman of the party following Oshiomole's suspension. Over the weekend, APC members in Rivers state announced Giadom's suspension. Giadom is however still insisting...
Boga has no regrets over Chelsea exit after career best season with Sassuolo
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Boga has no regrets over Chelsea exit after career best season with Sassuolo

The former Blues attacker stands by his decision to leave Stamford Bridge after shining in Italy Jeremie Boga has stressed he has no regrets about leaving Chelsea after a strong season in Serie A with Sassuolo. The 23-year-old attacker moved to Italy in 2018 and has scored eight goals while contributing a further four assist across 25 appearances this season. That form has seen Boga linked with possible moves to Inter and Juventus - though he remains contracted to Sassuolo until 2022.
Leaving the UK ‘all Makes Sense’ now, I was ‘Destined’ to Help Fight Systemic Racism in US – Meghan Markle
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Leaving the UK ‘all Makes Sense’ now, I was ‘Destined’ to Help Fight Systemic Racism in US – Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle has reportedly stated that her decision to leave the United Kingdom and move to the US 'all makes sense to her now', as she believes she was 'destined' to help fight systemic racism in the United States. According to Markle, who shocked Buckingham palace when she and her husband, Prince Harry announced early this year they will be quitting duties as Royals and relocating to the US,  her 'gnawing urgency to uproot from England' was fate so she could be at the 'forefront' of the black lives matter movement. According to an insider who spoke to Daily Mail UK: 'She feels that her gnawing urgency to uproot from England was fate so she could be at the forefront of the movement" 'Meghan said her work as a leader is more important than ever right now and that she’s be...
Ex-Oyo SSG, Alli asks Makinde to Shelve School, Churches Reopening
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Ex-Oyo SSG, Alli asks Makinde to Shelve School, Churches Reopening

Gubernatorial candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in the 2019 general elections in Oyo State, Barrister Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli, on Thursday asked Governor Seyi Makinde of the State to rescind his decision to reopen schools and worship centers. DAILY POST gathered that Makinde had on Monday asked final year students in schools to resume on June 29. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa in a statement made available to DAILY POST, noted that schools are to observe the COVID-19 protocols as released by the Task Force. “Decisions reached include the resumption of classes for Primary Six, JSS3 and SS3 students from Monday, June 29; resumption of work by all category of workers at the state secretariat from June 22; opening up of mos...
The music Industry is Demonic – Vanessa Mdee Speaks on Quitting Music
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The music Industry is Demonic – Vanessa Mdee Speaks on Quitting Music

Tanzanian music star, Vanessa Mdee went public with her decision of quitting music in her 29 minutes Podcast "Deep Dive with Vanessa Mdee".  According to Mdee, the music industry is demonic and she is currently working on being an advocate of honesty, beauty and what facing your demons can do for you. She said; “I don’t know who needs to hear this, but my mission is to be a light. I know that I would probably disappoint a few people and that’s Okay, I know that my fans don’t wanna hear this but guess what am never be too far away from you, trust me. The reason why I had to leave the industry is because I needed to choose my life, the music industry is demonic. People will tell you half-truth about what really goes on, and the truth is I just wanna be an advocate for honesty an...
Lagos State Government Suspends the Reopening of Churches and Mosques
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Lagos State Government Suspends the Reopening of Churches and Mosques

Lagos state governor, Babatunde Sanwo-Olu, has suspended the planned reopening of religious centers in the state. Recall that on June 4, the state governor announced that religious centers will be allowed to open for worship provided they follow the COVID-19 guidelines. He said Mosques will be allowed to resume worship on June 19 while churches in the state will be allowed to conduct services from Sunday, June 21. However at a press briefing this afternoon, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the reopening of worship centers has been suspended. He said the decision is based on the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state. With 7319 confirmed cases, Lagos state has remained the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
Barack Obama Reacts to Supreme Court’s Ruling in Favour of Protecting LGBTQ Rights
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Barack Obama Reacts to Supreme Court’s Ruling in Favour of Protecting LGBTQ Rights

Former US President, Barack Obama took to Twitter and Instagram to react after the Supreme Court's decision of  protecting LGBTQ rights. The Supreme Court ruled on Monday, June 15, 2020, that gay and transgender people are protected against employment discrimination under existing civil rights laws. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined the court’s liberals in the 6-to-3 ruling. They said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination “because of sex,” includes gay and transgender employees. Barack Obama described SCOTUS' ruling as "progress" and he used the opportunity to wish the country a "Happy Pride month". He wrote: "Today’s Supreme Court ruling protecting LGBTQ Americans from workplace discrimination is an aff...
Russian Court Sentences Former US Marine to 16 Years Hard Labour on Disputed Spy Charges
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Russian Court Sentences Former US Marine to 16 Years Hard Labour on Disputed Spy Charges

A Russian court sentenced a former American marine on Monday to sixteen years of hard labour on spying charges in Russia. Paul Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian, and Irish passports, was arrested in December 2018 in a hotel room in Moscow with a USB flash drive which security officers say contained state secrets. He was reportedly getting ready for a wedding when an old friend turned up unexpectedly. Moments later, security officers showed up in his room and arrested him for receiving state secrets. The Moscow City Court found him guilty of receiving classified information. He was accused of espionage, a charge he denies, and says he was set-up by a Russian security services agent he had believed was a friend. On Monday, just before the verdict was handed, Whelan...
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Autopsy Report Reveals Rayshard Brooks was Shot Twice in the Back, lists death as homicide

Rayshard Brooks, the black man shot by a white Atlanta police in the parking lot of a Wendy's restaurant on Friday night, suffered organ damage and blood loss from two gunshot wounds, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office says. "His cause of death: gunshot wounds of the back," an investigator for the medical examiner said in a statement after an autopsy was conducted on Sunday. He also hinted that Brooks' death is now being investigated as a homicide by prosecutors. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said in the statement: “Today, members of my staff had the unfortunate duty of witnessing the autopsy of Mr. Brooks as part of our continued investigation. “Because this is a homicide investigation, there are several technical requirements that must be met before we...
George Floyd: Athletes to be Banned at Tokyo Olympics
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George Floyd: Athletes to be Banned at Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reiterated that athletes are still banned from protesting at the Olympic Games, SportingLife reports. This follows the decision of other sports, to allow protests following George Floyd’s death in police custody. Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter states “no kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.” This means that athletes who breach the rule will be disciplined. The IOC had issued guidelines in January this year, banning protests include taking a knee and other gestures. Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, died after a white Minneapolis policeman kneed into his neck for nearly nine minutes on May 25. His death sparked protests ...
Court Frees 16-year-old Girl who Killed Attempted Rapist
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Court Frees 16-year-old Girl who Killed Attempted Rapist

A Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has freed a 16-year-old girl, Timilehin Taiwo, who was charged to court for the murder of a 51-year-old man Babatunde Ishola who allegedly tried to rape her. LIB had previously shared the story of how Timilehin stabbed Babatunde, a security guard, to death at the Aboru area of the state on Saturday, March 7th. Timilehin in her statement to the police, said that the deceased who is her father’s friend, invited her to his house to assist him in fetching water as he lived alone and that she had always been helping him with house chores. She stated that on the day of the incident, while she was helping the deceased, he attempted to rape her. She said in an attempt to defend herself, she picked up a knife and stabbed him, leading to his death. The...
Hollyoaks actress, Rachel Adedeji Quits the Show after 4 Years Amid Racism Row
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Hollyoaks actress, Rachel Adedeji Quits the Show after 4 Years Amid Racism Row

Hollyoaks actress, Rachel Adedeji has quit the show after four years. The British-Nigerian actress, who plays Lisa Loveday on the Channel 4 soap, made the decision to leave the show last year and her exit was filmed shortly before lockdown, The Sun Online reported. Lisa's exit from the village will air in the next two months. A Hollyoaks spokeswoman told The Sun Online: "Rachel made the decision to leave Hollyoaks to pursue other opportunities earlier last year which saddened us at Hollyoaks as she is one of the leading cast members in the show. "However, the notice period did allow the writers time to give Lisa Loveday an extremely gripping exit storyline. "Viewers will see this story play out later this year as her final scenes were filmed shortly before lockdown.” ...
Edo 2020: More trouble for Obaseki as Council Vice Chairman resigns
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Edo 2020: More trouble for Obaseki as Council Vice Chairman resigns

As the political atmosphere in Edo State thickens ahead of the September governorship election, there could be more troubles for the incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki with the latest resignation of the Vice Chairman of Ovia North East Local Gov Area, Hon Maureen Osaro Ekhoragbon on Wednesday. Hon Ekhoragbon in a letter to the council chairman had expressed her decision to end her elective position as vice Chairman, pointing accusing fingers to administrative, Political and governance on ground. According to her, in a letter made available to newsmen in Benin, ”I want to use this opportunity to thank the Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki and the executive Chairman of Ovia North East LGA for this opportunity to serve as vice Chairman. ”I’m tendering my resignation letter...
West Ham United boss Moyes ‘surprised and disappointed’ by Ngakia exit
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West Ham United boss Moyes ‘surprised and disappointed’ by Ngakia exit

The DR Congolese descent turned down a new contract and he is set to leave the club at the end of the month West Ham United manager David Moyes has described Jeremy Ngakia’s decision to leave the club as a "kick in the teeth". Ngakia, who rose through the ranks at West Ham, was handed his first-team debut in January against Liverpool, and he made three more Premier League appearances before the league was suspended in March due to the coronavirus lockdown. He joined the Hammers at the age of 14 and he is set to seek a new adventure when his contract expires on June 30, after rejecting a new offer which is reportedly worth £5,000-a-week.
‘Arsenal won’t sell Tierney, he’s an exciting talent’ – Parlour not convinced by Leicester transfer talk
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‘Arsenal won’t sell Tierney, he’s an exciting talent’ – Parlour not convinced by Leicester transfer talk

The former Gunners ace has seen it suggested that a Scottish full-back could be reunited with ex-Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers at the King Power Stadium Kieran Tierney may have sparked talk of a reunion being put in place with former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers at Leicester, but Ray Parlour cannot see Arsenal agreeing to part with “a very exciting player”. The Gunners only moved to snap up a highly-rated Scotland international during the summer of 2019. Tierney had seen a move to England mooted for some time, with the decision finally taken to head for north London as he severed emotional ties with his boyhood club in Glasgow.
AfDB Approves Independent Probe of Adesina
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AfDB Approves Independent Probe of Adesina

The  Boards of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has finally bowed to US pressure and has ordered an independent probe of President of the bank Akinwumi Adesina. The board of governors reached the decision on Thursday June 4, in spite of sitting and former African leaders' campaign for the bank to ignore the call for an independent investigation of allegations against Adesina as he has already been cleared by the bank’s ethics committee. In a communique signed by the Chairperson of the bank's Bureau of the Boards of Governors Niale Kaba, it was gathered that the independent review will be carried out by a neutral high calibre individuals with unquestionable experience, high international reputation and integrity within a short time period of not more than two to fo...
Governor Bello Lifts Lockdown in Kabba Bunu, Insists Kogi is COVID-19 Free
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Governor Bello Lifts Lockdown in Kabba Bunu, Insists Kogi is COVID-19 Free

The lockdown imposed on Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of the state over suspected cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), has been lifted by the Kogi state government. Governor Yahaya Bello who made the announcement at the Government House in Lokoja on Friday June 5, said the decision of lifting the lockdown in the local government area was reached after samples which were tested came back negative. The Governor who insisted that Kogi state still  remains a COVID-19-free state, urged residents of the state to observe protocols of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to curb the spread of the disease. This is coming days after the NCDC announced that two Coronavirus cases were confirmed in the state. Dino Melaye also confirmed this b...
We Are Awaiting Saudi Arabia’s Decision On 2020 Hajj – NAHCON Says
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We Are Awaiting Saudi Arabia’s Decision On 2020 Hajj – NAHCON Says

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alh. Zikrullah Kunle Hassan on Wednesday said the commission is waiting for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to make an official decision on whether or not the 2020 Hajj pilgrimage will hold. He said 2020 Hajj could still hold in spite of the fear and uncertainty due to the Coronavirus pandemic. He however said the pilgrimage may come with some stringent measures to safeguard the health of pilgrims. He also said there is likelihood of the reduction of Hajj slots for all countries. A statement by NAHCON’s Assistant Director for Information and Publication, Mousa Ubandawaki said Hassan spoke at a Zoom seminar on “The Future of Hajj and Umrah operations after the Pandemic” by the Association of Ha...
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Why I Signed New Contract with Chelsea – Olivier Giroud

Chelsea star, Olivier Giroud, has said that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic across Europe influenced his decision to sign a new contract extension with the club. Giroud signed a new deal with Chelsea that will keep him at the West London club until the end of the 2020-21 season. The 33-year-old striker also left Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window for Inter Milan, but Chelsea’s failure to find a replacement saw the France international stay for the final six months of his existing deal. “I simply seized my opportunity, and I repaid the faith that the manager, Frank Lampard, had shown in me,” Giroud told Chelsea’s website on Monday night. “That is why the club ultimately offered me the chance to continue my time at Chelsea, and I accepted because I like it...
Inter Milan hero Bergomi happy with Icardi PSG sale
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Inter Milan hero Bergomi happy with Icardi PSG sale

Inter Milan hero Beppe Bergomi has welcomed Mauro Icardi's sale to PSG. On Sunday Icardi was signed permanently by PSG, for a reported €50m plus €8m in bonuses – on top of the €13m paid for the loan spell. “Inter had already made their decision on Icardi last year," club legend and 1982 World Cup winner Bergomi told Sky Sport Italia. “Considering the way the situation had evolved, I think PSG represent the best choice for all concerned. Icardi has joined a club that doesn't have the prestige of Inter, but it has won the Ligue 1 title and can technically still win the Champions League. “Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku has done a fantastic job of replacing Icardi, so everyone is happy."
Premier League: Pochettino Announces Desire to Return
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Premier League: Pochettino Announces Desire to Return

Mauricio Pochettino, former Tottenham Hotspur manager, has declared that he was open to coaching again in the Premier League. The Argentine was sacked in November 2019, after 5 and half years at the club. Pochettino disclosed that he will make a decision based on the kind of project put to him by any potential employer. “I love England. My idea is to keep living in London…I’m open to different countries. I’m ready and we’re a much better coaching staff now. We’ve learnt a lot from our experiences at Espanyol, Southampton and Tottenham”, Pochettino told Sky Sports. “We have a lot to provide to the people that will trust in us in the future,” he said of himself and assistant coach Jesus Perez, goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez and others he has brought with...
Liverpool Chairman, Tom Werner Expresses Regret Over Furlough Decision
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Liverpool Chairman, Tom Werner Expresses Regret Over Furlough Decision

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner accepts the club made a mistake when they announced plans to use the government’s furlough scheme. The Premier League leaders faced huge criticism in early April when owners Fenway Sports Group revealed they planned to take advantage of the coronavirus job retention scheme, which would see the United Kingdom government cover 80 per cent of wages up to £2,500 per month. There was a backlash from fans and former players given the club had announced pre-tax profits of £42million just six weeks earlier, leading them to reverse their decision and issue an apology through chief executive Peter Moore. “It’s better to admit a mistake than to dig your heels in,” said Werner, as per the Daily Mail. “Hopefully, people will know that all we really care abo...
Boris Johnson Will not face Criminal Prosecution over Relationship with tech Entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri
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Boris Johnson Will not face Criminal Prosecution over Relationship with tech Entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri

According to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, will not face a criminal investigation into his dealings with a former model while he was Mayor of London. Last September, a UK Newspaper revealed that Johnson while Mayor of London had a 'close relationship' with US tech entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri and failed to disclose his relationship with her even though she received thousands of pounds in public business funding from the UK government and was placed on official trade trips. Innotech, Arcuri’s then company, had received £11,500 ($14,073) from London and Partners, the mayor’s promotional agency, for two events in 2013 and 2014 and she attended a trade mission to Singapore and Malaysia in 2014 through Playbox, one of her companies...
QPR midfielder, Ebere Eze Reveals Why he has not Decided on Playing for Nigeria
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QPR midfielder, Ebere Eze Reveals Why he has not Decided on Playing for Nigeria

Queens Park Rangers midfielder, Ebere Eze, has said he is enjoying his football and does not want to be put under pressure on his international future. Eze is still eligible to play for Nigeria, despite playing for the U-20 and U-21 teams of England. “I don’t want to make a rash decision, as much as it would be a privilege to play for either,” Eze said on The Beautiful Game podcast. “It would be a great honour.” “But again, I am just enjoying my football right now and I don’t want any added pressure on my mindset. “I don’t want to focus on the wrong things. Eze once trained with the Super Eagles in March 2017, ahead of an international friendly against Senegal.
Athletic Bilbao Striker, Aritz Aduriz Announces his Retirement From Football at 39 Due to a Hip Injury
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Athletic Bilbao Striker, Aritz Aduriz Announces his Retirement From Football at 39 Due to a Hip Injury

Spanish and Athletic Bilbao striker, Aritz Aduriz has been forced to announce his retirement from football due to a hip injury. The 39-year-old, who spent most of his career with Athletic Bilbao, revealed that he made the decision to retire after doctors told him to get a prosthetic to replace his hip. “The time has come. Many times, I have said that football will leave you before you leave it,” the striker wrote on Twitter. “Yesterday, the doctors told me to go see the surgeon, sooner rather than later, to get a prosthetic to replace my hip and to try and go about my everyday life, as normally as possible. Unfortunately, my body has said ‘enough’. “I can’t help my teammates the way I would like to, nor the way they deserve. That is the life of a professional athlete. S...
Muslim Leaders in Kaduna Cancel Congregational Sallah Prayers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
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Muslim Leaders in Kaduna Cancel Congregational Sallah Prayers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Ahead of this Saturday's Eid ul Fitr celebration, Muslim leaders in Kaduna state have agreed to cancel all congregational prayers as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus in the state. The clerics met with the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai today May 19 were they notified him of their decision. Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, Sheik Ahmed Gumi who spoke on behalf of all other clerics, said Muslims in the state are to pray in their homes on Sallah day. According to the cleric, allowing people to the mosque on Saturday will jeopardize all the gains the state government has made in its fight against COVID-19. ''Our Nation is not like Saudi Arabia where we can say maybe just 50 people can come out and pray. Once you allow people to come out, then they ...
Serie A suspension extended to June 14
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Serie A suspension extended to June 14

The June 13 target has been pushed back following a decision by the FIGC in alignment with a prime ministerial decree Serie A will remain suspended until at least June 14, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has confirmed. The Italian top flight has been on hold since March 9 because of the coronavirus pandemic. It had been hoped it would be clear to resume on June 13, which clubs selected as the target return date last week.
Justin Bieber slams s.e.x before marriage has confusing
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Justin Bieber slams s.e.x before marriage has confusing

When asked about his past regrets, Justin Bieber wished he had remained abstinent from s.e.x until marriage. He made this known on his Facebook series The Biebers on Watch. 'If I could go back and not have to face some of the bad hurt...I probably would’ve saved myself for marriage,' the 26-year-old Yummy hitmaker told his fans with wife Hailey by his side. Before explaining his decision, the Canadian sensation acknowledged his confession may sound 'crazy.' He added: 'S.e.x can be kind of confusing when you’re being s.e.x.ually active with anybody.' His other half, however, disagreed, and pointed out they had 'different experiences with everything.' 'I do agree with the fact that being physical sometimes can make things more confusing,' the supermodel said on the Facebook ...
Coronavirus: MURIC Cautions Mosques against Reopening
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Coronavirus: MURIC Cautions Mosques against Reopening

Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has cautioned Islamic authorities in Nigeria against the reopening of mosques, amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The advice was contained in a statement issued by the director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Monday, 18th May, 2020. A few states in the country, including Borno and Gombe, have relaxed the ban on religious gatherings, granting permission to mosques and churches to reopen, though with strict guidelines on physical distancing and maintaining proper hygiene. However, Akintola said such steps have to be taken with caution. He said; “There are reports that some state governments have given the green light for the opening of mosques. This may not be wise enough.” “We must be on the...
Celtic crowned champions and Hearts relegated as Scottish Premiership season is cut short amid coronavirus pandemic
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Celtic crowned champions and Hearts relegated as Scottish Premiership season is cut short amid coronavirus pandemic

The SPFL have taken the decision to finish the 2019-20 campaign at this point, meaning that the crown heads to Parkhead for a ninth straight year Celtic have been declared Premiership champions for 2019-20, with the SPFL taking the decision to cut short the Scottish season amid the coronavirus pandemic. The vast majority of sides in the top-flight had played 30 fixtures prior to football entering a state of lockdown , with Rangers and St Johnstone stuck on 29. A points per game model has been used to finalise the standings and bring the curtain down on a campaign that will not be played to a finish .
I Chose Liverpool Over Man Utd Offer- Markus Babbel:
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I Chose Liverpool Over Man Utd Offer- Markus Babbel:

Markus Babbel admits he signed for Liverpool ahead of Manchester United. The German arrived on Merseyside in 2000 on a free transfer from Bayern Munich, and went on to play a key role in the historic Treble winning season in 2000/01. Babbel explains how he didn't have the “right feeling" about Man United, and says he made the right choice in moving to Anfield. “After six years I had the feeling that I have to change something," Babbel told The Kopite podcast. “Of course, Bayern Munich is a massive club, not just in Germany but worldwide. “Still I said 'I have to change something', and I had the chance to move to Manchester United, but I didn't do it because I didn't have the right feeling. “I had talks with Liverpool, all the meetings that we had I always go...