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I am Suffering From Depression – Jordon Ibe Opens Up
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I am Suffering From Depression – Jordon Ibe Opens Up

Derby winger, Jordon Ibe, has opened up on his struggle with depression. The 25-year-old bared it all in an emotional Instagram post. Ibe joined the Championship side from Bournemouth as a free agent at the end of last season. Since then, he has made one appearance this season and has not been included in a matchday squad in 2021 under manager Wayne Rooney. “I want to apologise to all my fans around the world. I’ve found (sic) myself in a dark place, due to suffering from depression. It’s no scheme for the media or to have my name in your mouths, I just find things hard truly “I appreciate all the love and messages from everyone. Times are hard in general due to this pandemic. I have the full support from my family and the Derby County football club. “I will fix myself ...
James Bond movie ‘No Time To Die’ delayed again by pandemic
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James Bond movie ‘No Time To Die’ delayed again by pandemic

Much-delayed James Bond movie No Time To Die was postponed again due to the pandemic Thursday, with studio MGM confirming 007's next mission will not take place until October. The release of the 25th installment of the fictional British spy saga has already been pushed back multiple times. It was originally set for a London premiere last March, before that was pushed back to November by the global spread of COVID-19. With coronavirus still sweeping the globe and thousands of movie theaters shuttered again due to lockdowns, the film's next April 2021 release dates has now also been abandoned. "NO TIME TO DIE, the 25th film in the James Bond series, previously set to release April 2, 2021 will now release on October 8, 2021 -- wide," MGM said in a statement to AFP. The film direc...
Governor Umahi Bans Night Clubs, Drinking Joints and Others
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Governor Umahi Bans Night Clubs, Drinking Joints and Others

Governor David Umahi has placed a ban on drinking joints and night clubs among others to forestall the spread of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Ebonyi state. Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Francis Nweze said the Governor issued the ban at the flag-off of the second wave of COVID-19 protocol compliance campaign at the Exco Chambers of the old Government House in Abakaliki on Thursday December 21. Umahi who directed complete enforcement of COVID-19 precautionary measures including not more than two hours of worship on Sundays, also announced plans to begin local production of oxygen in the State to cut the cost of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor appealed to residents of the state to embrace steam inhaling for detoxification and...
“I now understand why people treat domestic staff like sh*t” Wakanow CEO narrates encounter with his chef
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“I now understand why people treat domestic staff like sh*t” Wakanow CEO narrates encounter with his chef

Bayo Adedeji, the CEO of Wakanow, took to Facebook to narrate an encounter with his chef that changed his perception about Nigerian domestic staff.   He explained that he treats his chef well, pays him a reasonable monthly salary and even adds additional cash as transport allowance.   However, he said he soon noticed the food bill was going high despite the fact that he was not entertaining guests due to the pandemic.   Mr Adedeji said he then decided to go shopping himself but only two weeks after, he was shocked to find that some of the supplies had finished.   He said he gave the chef the benefit of doubt but was disappointed to later catch the chef red-handed moving some foodstuff from his house.   Read his post below.   I...
Edo Schools Remain Closed Till February 1 – Obaseki
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Edo Schools Remain Closed Till February 1 – Obaseki

Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has declared schools in the state will remain closed until February 1 as the state grapples with the second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Obaseki spoke at a press conference in Benin, as most states across the federation gear up to reopen schools on January 18. ”We have decided that schools will not reopen for now; this situation will be reviewed by Feb. 1,” he said. ”We will like our own schools to reopen on Feb. 1, depending on the situation at that point in time. “Between now and that time, we will be going round to make sure that these schools have running water. “We want to ensure spacing for the children are in place and we want to ensure that they have temperature checks at the entrance of each school. “Each classroom ...
Lagos State police Command Parade 237 Clubgoers arrested for Violating COVID19 Protocols, Charge them to Court
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Lagos State police Command Parade 237 Clubgoers arrested for Violating COVID19 Protocols, Charge them to Court

Lagos state police command today Saturday, January 9 paraded 237 clubgoers who were arrested for violating COVID19 protocols. The clubgoers were arrested on Friday Night January 8 and Saturday, January 9 in the Surulere and Victoria Island axis of the state. The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, while parading them, said In continuation of the vow and commitment of the command to enforce COVID-19 orders and protocols , the command has not relented on its oars in making sure that there is total compliance with covid-19 orders with a view to reducing or halting the spread of the pandemic. On Friday, 8th January, 2021, during a night operation, that was coordinated and commanded by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, the Command pounced on some deviant night clu...
Nigeria Customs Service Generated ₦1.5 Trillion in 2020
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Nigeria Customs Service Generated ₦1.5 Trillion in 2020

The Nigeria Customs Service generated the sum of 1.5 trillion Naira (?1,562,115,419,216) for the year 2020. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Dec 6, the Public Relations Officer of the service, Joseph Attah, said that despite the Coronavirus pandemic, the generated revenue was over the target of ?1,380,765,353,462 and over the sum of ?1,342,006,918,504 generated in 2019. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, credited this achievement to the resolute pursuit of what was right and the willingness to adapt to changes brought on by global health challenges occasioned by COVID-19. The NCS spokesman said the agency’s revenue generation profile had continued to be on the rise annually based on the ongoing reforms in the service. He noted that the partial border closure...
COVID19 is Real- MFM GO, Daniel Olukoya Tells Nigerians
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COVID19 is Real- MFM GO, Daniel Olukoya Tells Nigerians

The General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) Dr. Daniel Olukoya has urged Nigerians to take COVID-19 seriously and obey safety protocols as the virus is indeed real and in existence. Olukoya made the appeal when he spoke at the inauguration of a remodeled foyer of the University of Lagos’s Senate Building on Monday December 4. He said as a trained microbiologist, he was sure the virus does exist and should not be joked with. “The first thing is to convince the populace that it is real because some people don’t believe it exists. But I am a man of God and I have prayed for so many people with the same infirmity and I know that it exists. So, we should not joke with it. People should obey all the rules. And most importantly, we should pray that this...
Boris Johnson Orders New Lockdown till February in UK (COVID 19)
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Boris Johnson Orders New Lockdown till February in UK (COVID 19)

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus. According to Johnson the move was necessary to aid the containing of the disease variant, even as Britain ramped up its vaccination program by becoming the first nation to start using the vaccine developed by Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca. Johnson on Monday, January 4, said people must stay at home again, as they were ordered to do so in the first wave of the pandemic in March. “As I speak to you tonight, our hospitals are under more pressure from COVID than at any time since the start of the pandemic,” he said. Johnson said there were “tough, tough” weeks to come in the fight against COVID-19. Under t...
Lagos State Government Directs Public and Private Schools to Reopen January 18
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Lagos State Government Directs Public and Private Schools to Reopen January 18

The Lagos State Government has announced January 18, 2021, as the approved date for resumption of academic activities in private and public schools in the state for the second term of 2020/21 academic session. The state's Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, announced this in a statement released today January 4. In the statement which was signed by the Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, Adefisayo asked schools to make virtual learning available for sick or willing students. She said this was in line with the Federal Government’s directive coupled with the second wave of the COVID19 Pandemic.“ All public and private schools below the tertiary level in Lagos State should be reopened for the second term 2020/21 academic session from Monday, 1...
Manchester United Say They Can Safely Host 23,500 Fans At Old Trafford
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Manchester United Say They Can Safely Host 23,500 Fans At Old Trafford

Spectators have been barred from games since the league resumed in June after a three-month hiatus due to the pandemic, with fans last present at Old Trafford during United's 2-0 derby victory over Manchester City in March. The U.K. government had hoped to allow limited crowds back into sporting venues from October, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson put those plans on hold last month amid a surge in cases. "We spent around two months working with the government guidelines to... make sure we can have around 23,500 people in this stadium safely social distancing," United's chief operating officer Collette Roche told Sky Sports. "It's quite bemusing to understand why people can gather in other settings such as on an aeroplane or a restaurant, or even in a cinema to watch football,...
China’s economy grows 4.9% amid covid-19 pandemic
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China’s economy grows 4.9% amid covid-19 pandemic

The Chinese economy has grown as much as 4.9% in the last quarter of 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged all countries of the world.   China expanded 4.9% in the July-to-September quarter compared to the same time frame in 2019, according to government statistics released Monday by the Chinese Ministry of Finance.   The growth is much significant than the 3.2% increase that China recorded in the second quarter, when it managed to avoid recession caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. "China's economy continued its rapid rebound last quarter, with the recovery broadening out and becoming less reliant on investment-led stimulus," wrote Julian Evans-Pritchard, senior China economist for Capital Economics, in a research note. "What's more, the month...
England boss Neville: I want the Team GB job
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England boss Neville: I want the Team GB job

The outgoing England head coach says it remains his ambition to take charge of Team GB at next summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo Phil Neville has reiterated his desire to take Team GB to the rescheduled Olympic Games next summer, despite him being set to leave his post as England head coach in July of next year. It was announced in April that Neville would step down as the Lionesses' boss at the end of his contract, with him to be replaced by current Netherlands boss Sarina Wiegman, who will take over after taking her home nation to those Games. The former Manchester United defender was meant to guide Team GB at the Olympics in Tokyo in the summer of 2020, but the Games were pushed back 12 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, Neville is hopeful that, despite being set to ...
Working-class roots, empathy on display as Biden commands town hall
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Working-class roots, empathy on display as Biden commands town hall

Joe Biden on Thursday lashed President Donald Trump over his "close to criminal" handling of the coronavirus as the Democrat fielded questions from voters impacted by the pandemic in a state that is key to his election hopes. Returning to the gritty city of his birth, the former vice president engaged in an outdoor town hall in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he painted himself as the champion of hardworking Americans who he said have been ignored by a president more concerned about boosting Wall Street than helping working families. Biden, appearing energised as he handled participants' questions, also accused Trump of knowing the seriousness of the coronavirus threat early this year and hiding it from the nation. "He knew it and did nothing. It's close to criminal," Biden said...
Poverty and demography has helped Nigeria in fight against COVID-19 – PTF
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Poverty and demography has helped Nigeria in fight against COVID-19 – PTF

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said that poverty and demography has helped in the fight against the deadly disease. PTF's national coordinator Sani Aliyu who said this while appearing before a joint senate committee on health and aviation, averred that poverty and demography played roles in reducing the infection rate across the country. Aliyu said; "Demographically, only 3% of Nigerians are above the age 65 as against 20%, 18%, etc, of such populations in European and American countries where death casualties were high. “Aggressive nature of African countries against the pandemic also helped tremendously in containing the spread of the pandemic in Nigeria and many of the African Countries ”  
Governor Sanwo-Olu suspends director for imposing 5% levy on all audio and visual content
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Governor Sanwo-Olu suspends director for imposing 5% levy on all audio and visual content

The Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, Bamidele Balogun has been suspended by Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu over the imposition of a 5% levy on all audio and visual content streamed on all phyical and digital platforms around Lagos.   LIB reported earlier that in one letters addressed to the Managing Director of Iroko TV, the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board requested for the "immediate payment of 5% levy on all audio and visual content produced, sold, distributed, marketed, exhibited, streamed, downloaded and shared across all physical and digital platform situate, lying and being within the state."   Lagos state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho later disclosed that the Executive Secretary was not authoris...
ICPC quizzes NDDC directors over alleged diversion of N5.474 bn meant for the purchase of PPEs for health workers
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ICPC quizzes NDDC directors over alleged diversion of N5.474 bn meant for the purchase of PPEs for health workers

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has quizzed top management staff of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), over allegations of various acts of corruption such as diversion of funds, procurement fraud and misappropriation of the agency’s Covid-19 funds. A statement released on Saturday August 29 says some directors of NDDC were interrogated at the Commission’s headquarters recently, after months of intelligence gathering following the receipt of petitions from Nigerians on the alleged illegalities and contract fraud by some officials of the agency. According to the statement, top officials of the agency are being investigated for their complicity in an alleged diversion of N5.474 billion meant for the purchase of Personal Pr...
Hundreds Of Thousands Flee US Coast Ahead Of Hurricane Laura
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Hundreds Of Thousands Flee US Coast Ahead Of Hurricane Laura

In the largest U.S. evacuation of the pandemic, more than half a million people were ordered to flee the Gulf Coast on Tuesday as Laura strengthened into a hurricane that forecasters said could slam Texas and Louisiana with ferocious winds, heavy flooding and the power to push seawater miles inland. More than 385,000 residents were told to flee the Texas cities of Beaumont, Galveston and Port Arthur, and another 200,000 were ordered to leave low-lying Calcasieu Parish in southwestern Louisiana, where forecasters said as much as 13 feet (4 meters) of storm surge topped by waves could submerge whole communities. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Laura is shaping up to look a lot like Hurricane Rita did 15 years ago when it ravaged southwest Louisiana. “We’re going to have si...
WHO Hints on how long COVID-19 will Last
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WHO Hints on how long COVID-19 will Last

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has hinted that the coronavirus pandemic could last for less than two years. WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said with modern technology and international cooperation, COVID-19 battle could be won in less than two years. Ghebreyesus disclosed this on Friday while addressing a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, NAN reports. He said while COVID-19 can spread more easily because the world is far more interconnected than it was 100 years ago, modern technology has given humanity the tools to fight the virus more effectively than the Spanish flu. “Hoping we can have additional tools like a vaccine, I think we can finish it in a shorter time than the 1918 flu. “So we hope to finish this pandemic in less than two years,” he said....
US Citizens They Can Now Travel to Some Countries- US Government
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US Citizens They Can Now Travel to Some Countries- US Government

The U.S has lifted the Global Level 4 Health Advisory issued in March against all international travels by Americans due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Department of State announced the decision in a statement on Thursday, August 6, citing improving health and safety conditions in some countries. The country is now returning to its previous system of travel advice based on country-specific conditions ranging from levels 1-4. The Department of State said: "This is in order to give travelers detailed and actionable information to make informed travel decisions. "It will also provide U.S. citizens more detailed information about the current status in each country. "We continue to recommend U.S. citizens exercise caution when traveling abroad due to the unpredictable ...
Basketball Wives’ star, CeCe Gutierrez marries LA Lakers great Byron Scott in live-streamed ceremony
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Basketball Wives’ star, CeCe Gutierrez marries LA Lakers great Byron Scott in live-streamed ceremony

Basketball Wives’ star, CeCe Gutierrez and former Los Angeles Lakers guard, Byron Scott, have tied the knot. The 47-year-old reality star and 59-year-old ex NBA player and coach got married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony which was livestreamed for friends and family to watch from their homes due to the Coronavirus pandemic.   For her big day, CeCe wore a mermaid-style white gown by Netta BenShabu, while her husband Scot looked dapper in a black suit and matching bowtie. The bride and groom also wore masks during the ceremony. Gutierrez and Scott's intended wedding date was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the couple decided not to wait any longer. See more photos below.   
FG Releases Guidelines for Schools Resumption
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FG Releases Guidelines for Schools Resumption

The Federal Government has issued guidelines ahead of the planned resumption of schools in the country. The guidelines, which failed to disclose the date of school resumption, was signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and Minister of State (Education), Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba. It was developed in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment, Federal Ministry of Health and health safety experts in the country The guidelines outlined actions, measures and requirements needed for the safe reopening of schools after the coronavirus pandemic. The guidelines released today, July 13, requires that students should be aided to maintain social distancing and stay at least 2 meters apart. The guidelines dealt extensively on plans for school reopening and ...
FG has agreed to pay salaries of private school teachers owed during the lockdown- Private School owners Association President, Yomi Otubela says
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FG has agreed to pay salaries of private school teachers owed during the lockdown- Private School owners Association President, Yomi Otubela says

The President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Yomi Otubela, says the Federal government has agreed to pay the salaries of private school teachers that are being owed by their school management since the lockdown started in March. A number of private school teachers have come out to cry for help as they have not been paid by their management since March when schools were shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The school management insists they cannot pay salaries since they have also not made money by way of school fees. Speaking on TVC on Monday morning, July 13, Otubela said the association forwarded a proposal to the Economic Sustainability Committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, for the government to pay the salaries of the private ...
UK denies Air Peace Landing Rights to Evacuate Stranded Nigerians
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UK denies Air Peace Landing Rights to Evacuate Stranded Nigerians

British authorities have denied an Air Peace airline flight deployed to evacuate stranded Nigerians in the UK landing rights. The Nigeria high commission in London which released a statement on Sunday July 12, said the evacuation flights from London Heathrow to Abuja and Lagos will now depart from Gatwick Airport on Tuesday July 14. The statement read; “This is to inform all prospective evacuees that have been issued tickets for the Air Peace flights departing on July 13, 2020, from London Heathrow to Abuja and Lagos, that due to landing clearance issues, the flights have been rescheduled to depart on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 10:00am from Gatwick Airport. “Furthermore, Air Peace Airlines has contracted Air Partner to operate the flight on its behalf and any other informat...
Nasarawa Attorney General, Abdulkarim Kana, Tests Positive For COVID-19
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Nasarawa Attorney General, Abdulkarim Kana, Tests Positive For COVID-19

The Nasarawa State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr Abdulkarim Kana, has tested positive for Covid-19. The state Commissioner for Health, Yahaya Ahmed, who confirmed this to newsmen, said Kana has gone into self-isolation and that he is in stable condition. Kana is a member of the state Taskforce on Covid-19 who was reported to be conscious of the pandemic by observing its safety rules like daily wearing of mask, washing of hands and usage of hand sanitizer. Nasarawa currently has 234 confirmed cases of the viral disease.
Coronavirus Cases in the US hit Three Million as President Trump Pushes for Schools to Reopen
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Coronavirus Cases in the US hit Three Million as President Trump Pushes for Schools to Reopen

The United States has surpassed 3 million confirmed Coronavirus cases with Trump administration pushing to reopen schools in the fall. The Coronavirus is surging in at least 40 states in the US including Texas, Florida, Louisiana, and Arizona. Some public health officials have warned that the country is on track to start recording 100,000 new cases a day if the virus is not controlled. The U.S. also leads the world in COVID-19 deaths, with over 131,000. "At this point, we have tested more than 39 million Americans," US Vice President Mike Pence told reporters. "Among those, more than three million Americans have tested positive and more than 1.3 million Americans have recovered." The U.S. hit the milestone after President Donald Trump formally submitted the U.S. notice o...
Rep Maxine Waters Slams the US President for his Comments on COVID-19 Being “Harmless”
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Rep Maxine Waters Slams the US President for his Comments on COVID-19 Being “Harmless”

Maxine Waters has slammed Donald Trump as a "99% liar" for saying that 99% of Covid-19 cases are harmless. “We have tested over 40 million people. By so doing, we show cases, 99 percent of which are totally harmless. Results that no other country will show, because no other country has testing that we have — not in terms of the numbers or in terms of the quality," Donald Trump remarked at the White House on July 4. Trump's aides had trouble explaining the president's statement as they tried to defend him. “The president isn’t downplaying the severity of the virus,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters July 6 when questioned about his statistic. “What the president is noting is that, at the height of this pandemic, we were at 2,500 deaths per day. We are ...
60% of People in the South East Don’t Believe in COVID19- PFT coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu
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60% of People in the South East Don’t Believe in COVID19- PFT coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu

Dr Sani Aliyu, the coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, says a survey recently conducted showed that 60% of persons residing in the South East do not believe that COVID19 is an issue they have to worry about or adhere to all the precautionary guidelines. Aliyu said this while speaking at the presidential task force on COVID19 today June 22. ''Nigerians have continued to show persistent and remarkable lack of compliance to COVID19 prevention protocols which is quite worrying. In the cities where the adherence to these protocols were high in the initial two weeks of the ease lockdown, progressively over time, citizens are letting down their guards and this remains of great concern. There is partial to total non-compliance to face mask and physical distancing pro...
Heavily Pregnant Nigerian Woman Cries out after She was Trafficked to Lebanon and locked up in an office building
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Heavily Pregnant Nigerian Woman Cries out after She was Trafficked to Lebanon and locked up in an office building

A heavily pregnant woman has cried out for help after she was trafficked to Lebanon and abandoned to her fate. Rasheedat Taiwo Saka, an eight-month pregnant Nigerian woman told SaharaReporters on Monday, June 22, that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, she has had no access to food or medical care and was currently locked up in her traffickers' office alongside other victims. Recalling how she found herself in that situation, she said she left Nigeria after her husband died in November 2018 and things became difficult financially. She said three agents in Nigeria, including a Mr John and a Mr Victor, approached her and presented her the opportunity of working in Lebanon. "Before I left for Lebanon, they bought our passport and ticket and said two months of our salary will be th...
Police Parade Three Brothers Arrested for Running a Fake Foundation Using the name of force Spokesperson, Frank Mba
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Police Parade Three Brothers Arrested for Running a Fake Foundation Using the name of force Spokesperson, Frank Mba

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested three brothers identified as Emmanuel Ushie 23; Henry Ushie, 30 and a graduate of Statistics from Anambra State University and Matthew Ushie, 28, and an OND graduate from Federal Polytechnic Oko, for running a fake Frank Mba Foundation bank account with FCMB.   A statement released by the spokesperson of the Force, Frank Mba, said the trio used a fake Facebook account and then fraudulently operated bank accounts to defraud innocent Nigerians of their hard-earned monies under the pretext that the Foundation is raising money to help vulnerable Nigerians during the Covid-19 pandemic. Investigations by officers attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) reveal that the brothers engage extensively and serially in such ...
Maids Dumped Outside Beirut Embassy
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Maids Dumped Outside Beirut Embassy

Some Ethiopian maids have been dumped outside the country's embassy in Beirut by their employers who can no longer afford to pay their salaries, following the collapse of the Lebanese economy. The maids were left to sleep on the pavement of the country's embassy following the ongoing economic crisis in Lebanon heightened by the Coronavirus pandemic, which also led to Lebanese's currency losing 70% of its value in the past six months. DPA news agency reported that there are about 250,000 migrant workers in Lebanon, many of whom are employed by many middle-class households as domestic staff. Telegraph reported that a large proportion of the domestic staff employed by the middle-class households are from Ethiopia, the rest are from other African and Asian countries. The first gro...
Jurgen Klopp Slams UK Government
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Jurgen Klopp Slams UK Government

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has criticized the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, over how he handled the COVID-19 outbreak. Klopp feels his response to the pandemic is the reason the UK now has one of the highest death tolls in the world. According to the Reds boss, he was not too bothered about his side, missing out on their first Premier League title in 30 years. Klopp, however, admits he was worried the season would be cancelled, with Liverpool 25 points clear at the top. “I didn’t vote for this Government. This Government was the choice of other people. And the problem I had was that I got the news from England and the news from Germany. “From a personal point of view, I don’t understand why we started wearing face masks in closed areas on Ju...
60% of Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria Were Recorded in 20 Local Governments – PTF
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60% of Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria Were Recorded in 20 Local Governments – PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) has revealed that 60 percent of the Coronavirus cases in the country were recorded in 20 local government areas. The Chairman of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha revealed this while receiving a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth N10 million from Rotary District 9125. Mustapha who was represented by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), Olusegun Adekunle, listed the local government areas as follows; Mainland, Abuja Municipal, Mushin, Eti-Osa, Tarauni, Katsina, Alimosho, Maiduguri, Kosofe, Dutse, Ikeja, Nassarawa, Oshodi/Isolo, Apapa, Amuwo Odofin, Oredo, Bauchi, Lagos Island, Surulere and Ado Odo/Ota. He blamed the increased cases of Coronavirus recorded in the cou...
Abia Govt Orders Arrest of Private School ProprietresOs For Violating Lockdown Order
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Abia Govt Orders Arrest of Private School ProprietresOs For Violating Lockdown Order

The Abia State Government has sealed and arrested the Proprietress of a private Nursery and Primary school, ‘Blessed Child Study Center’, located at Clifford Road, Aba. DAILY POST reports that she was arrested for allegedly operating in total violation of the lockdown order by the Abia Inter Ministerial Committee on COVID-19. The proprietress of the school, Mrs. Chukwu Blessing, was allegedly caught by a team of Aba South Area Inspectorate of Education, where he was teaching a group of seventeen, (17), pupils in an unventilated classroom without observing social distancing. Recall that the Abia Government had directed schools across the state to close untill normalcy returns following the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus pandemic. The sealing of the p...
Brazil Passes 1 million Coronavirus Cases after 54,771 Tested Positive in one Day
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Brazil Passes 1 million Coronavirus Cases after 54,771 Tested Positive in one Day

Brazil has become the second country in the world after the US to confirm more than one million cases of COVID-19. The health ministry on Friday night reported 54,771 new cases, the highest daily increase in any country since the pandemic began, taking the total to 1,032,913. The officials said about half of increase was due to delayed reporting in three states, including São Paulo In addition, there were more than 1,200 deaths for the fourth consecutive day, taking the total to nearly 49,000. President Jair Bolsonaro has been heavily criticised for his response to the crisis. The far-right leader has repeatedly clashed with state governors and mayors over their strict restrictions to curb the spread of the virus. His approach has also led to the resignation of two healt...
COVID-19 Pandemic Has Reset The World’s Thinking About Health – Governor Ugwuanyi
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COVID-19 Pandemic Has Reset The World’s Thinking About Health – Governor Ugwuanyi

Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in furtherance of his administration’s efforts to upgrade and rehabilitate health facilities across the state, on Friday, inspected the dilapidated facilities at the General Hospital Oji-River, which has a section designated as leprosy services settlement centre. Gov. Ugwuanyi, who expressed dismay at the state of the facilities at the hospital, having been neglected for many decades, promised that his administration will, as a matter of urgency, carry out major upgrade and rehabilitation works at the health facility. The General Hospital Oji-River, formerly known as Leprosy Mission Hospital, according to the Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Health, Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi, who was among the dignitaries that received the governor on arri...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: Mourinho Congratulates Marcus Rashford
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: Mourinho Congratulates Marcus Rashford

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho has congratulated Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford for his successful free school meals campaign ahead of both side’s Premier League clash on Friday night. Rashford’s campaign for children in England to receive free school meals outside of term period amid the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a U-turn from the UK Government earlier this week. The 22-year-old England international made a personal plea, as well as an open letter to British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Around 1.3 million school children in England will now benefit as a result of the new decision. Reacting to the development, Mourinho, who coached Rashford during his time at Old Trafford, heaped praises on the forward, adding that he...
Abia Govt Blows hot, Accuses Churches of Violating Directive on COVID-19
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Abia Govt Blows hot, Accuses Churches of Violating Directive on COVID-19

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> The Abia State Government has berated some churches in the State for paying lip service to Government directives and order on COVID-19. Recall that the State Government had mandated 50 persons per stream of every church service, as well as other necessary protocols as part of precautionary measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease. On Wednesday, the Abia State Enforcement Team of Inter-ministerial Committee on COVID-19, sealed Chapel of Answers International Church, located at Jubilee Road in Aba, for allegedly violating the State Government’s ...
House of Representatives Complex Shut Down for Fumigation
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House of Representatives Complex Shut Down for Fumigation

The management of the National Assembly has shut down the House of Representatives Complex for a routine fumigation exercise. During the two-day exercise, staff of the the house are expected to stay away from the complex. They've been directed to resume normal duties on Monday June 22, but it is still not clear if scheduled House committee functions will go ahead or not. It is also not known if the exercise has anything to do with COVID-19 pandemic. A circular referenced NASS/HR/MSD/ClR/003/IV138 and signed by Titus Jatau, a Deputy Director of the management read; “Approval has been granted for the 2nd quarter fumigation exercise to be carried out tomorrow Thursday, 18th and Friday. 19th June, 2020. “In the light of the above, all staff are requested to stay away during thi...
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.
COVID-19: Gov Akeredolu Confirms Ondo Recorded 30 new Cases
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COVID-19: Gov Akeredolu Confirms Ondo Recorded 30 new Cases

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has disclosed that the state recorded 30 new positive cases of COVID-19 in one week. Akeredolu disclosed this on Monday in Akure during a press briefing on the deadly pandemic at the Government House. He said that 11 of the new cases are in Okitipupa Local Government Area, while seven are health workers, who contracted the virus at a private hospital in the area. “This is a frightening and embarrassing situation which tells us that COVID-19 is at our doorstep. “We have a total of 73 confirmed positive cases, 33 treated and discharged, 31 active cases and nine deaths. “Some arrests were made yesterday, while vehicles were also impounded because they were outside after the 7 p.m. curfew,” he sai...
Indian Passenger Dies on Board Evacuation Flight From Lagos
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Indian Passenger Dies on Board Evacuation Flight From Lagos

An Indian passenger died on board an Air India evacuation flight from Lagos to Mumbai over the weekend. The 42-year-old passenger who was seen shivering on board the aircraft, informed the Air India crew that he had malaria when questioned. He was provided with oxygen as he was finding it difficult to breathe, but collapsed and died on board the flight. It was further gathered that he bled from his mouth on board the flight which landed at the Mumbai Airport at 3:40 am. Though Air India said that the passenger died of “natural causes”, there are now questions on how the passenger with fever was allowed to board the flight and how thermal screening are being conducted at airports amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Air India said in its statement;   “Our Lagos medical scree...
Singer and Painist Arrested For Robbery in Lagos
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Singer and Painist Arrested For Robbery in Lagos

The Rapid Response Squad unit of the Lagos Police Command has arrested 25-year-old Chinonso Michael said to be an Afro hip-hop singer and 22-year-old pianist, Chimelu Victory for robbery. The suspects who were arrested last week Wednesday alongside 5 other suspects at their residence at 4, Modupe Young Thomas Estate in Ajah, said they were pushed into robbery due to the Coronavirus pandemic and hunger. It was gathered that they had on April 10, 2020, ordered a pay on delivery iPhone 11 Pro Max valued at N450,000 from an online platform. After the delivery man identified as Anifowoshe Itunu arrived at a service apartment in Ajah, Chimelu who was the buyer generated a fake alert to the rider first and later, with the connivance of Chinonso escaped from the apartment after they had ...
Does Awaziem deserve the blame for horror error?
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Does Awaziem deserve the blame for horror error?

The Nigeria defender’s gaffe was one of the standout moments of La Liga action on Saturday Chidozie Awaziem’s joy at La Liga returning following the coronavirus suspension was short-lived on Saturday, as the Nigeria defender gifted Real Valladolid an early opener in their 2-1 victory over Leganes. Only two minutes had elapsed when Awaziem, attempting to deal with a high ball through the middle, headed the ball beyond his onrushing goalkeeper Ivan ‘Pichu’ Cuellar, allowing Enes Unal to rush in and poke it home. Perhaps Awaziem can be forgiven for ring rust due to a lack of recent gametime, after all, he hadn’t played for three months before this fixture due to the absence of live action amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Don’t believe stories flying around, EFCC still can’t prove their case against me – Mompha advices from experience after Hushpuppi’s arrest
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Don’t believe stories flying around, EFCC still can’t prove their case against me – Mompha advices from experience after Hushpuppi’s arrest

Mompha has served an advice after Hushpuppi's arrest which has been confirmed the International Police (INTERPOL). It was reported earlier that Huspuppi and his accomplices in Nigeria, Dubai and other countries allegedly defrauded the US government of over $100 million meant for Native Americans in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. However reacting to this via an Instastory post he shared, Mompha told his followers not to believe the stories flying around. He stated that same stories surfaced when he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), but he was only charged with selling foreign currency without license. Mompha also disclosed that the anti-graft agency are still yet to prove their case against him.  
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Global Food Relief Program Provides Aid to Over 6,000 Pastors
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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Global Food Relief Program Provides Aid to Over 6,000 Pastors

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has continued to provide hope and relief to thousands of Christians from around the globe during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has united millions in prayers to fight the devastation of the coronavirus and provide relief to those in need. The coronavirus global health crisis has upended economies and threatened to tear the social fabric that binds our society. The pandemic has completely disrupted our way of life now and likely for the foreseeable future. But Pastor Chris Oyakhilome urges Christians not to despair their current situation, but to seek guidance and sustenance from our Lord and savior. Pastor Chris is the founder and lead pastor of Christ Embassy, also known as LoveWorld Inc., an evangelical megachurch with a st...
Nicki Minaj and 6ix9ine Release New Collab “Trollz”
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Nicki Minaj and 6ix9ine Release New Collab “Trollz”

After the duo success on ‘Fefe’ and his release from prison, Nicki Minaj and Tekashi 6ix9ine have just released a new song titled, Trollz. As we all know, 6ix9ine recently released “GOOBA,” his first new song since his early release from federal prison due to coronavirus. After the song debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard chart, he called out Billboard and No. 1-charting artists Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, claiming corruption in how the charts are calculated. Billboard responded, outlining how they determined that week’s chart positions. Earlier this week Nicki Minaj announced that a “portion” of the proceeds and merch sales will be going directly towards the Bail Fund Inc. She said;“ A portion of the proceeds from #Trollz including merch items, will be going directly to...
Coachella 2020 Officially Cancelled
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Coachella 2020 Officially Cancelled

We all knew this was coming. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it became impossible for Coachella 2020 to hold, all we needed was an official confirmation. After initially being postponed until October, the 2020 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has officially been canceled. The festival promoter Goldenvoice’s parent company, AEG, just made huge cuts across staff due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and statewide stay-at-home orders. On Monday, the company laid off 15 percent of its workforce, furloughed over 100 people, and instituted 20 to 50 percent pay cuts, per an internal note obtained by Billboard. Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser decided to cancel Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festival amid concerns that COVID-19 could get worse lat...
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Anambra Billionaire Oil Magnate, Chief Anthony Enukeme Is Dead

One of the richest oil magnates in the country, Chief Anthony Enukeme, is dead. According to TheNation, Enukeme died at the age of 75. The Chief Executive of Tonimas Oil and gas group, died Monday night, after a brief illness. A family source, who spoke with The Nation, said he died because of the travel ban occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. He said the deceased, who clocked 75, last January used to travel overseas every year on routine health checks but couldn’t go because of the pandemic. Enukeme had been the Chairman of traditional Prime Ministers in Anambra State for a long time A devout Roman Catholic, he was to celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary on May 2 , which was shelved because of the global pandemic. Details shortly…
Setien Reveals only way Barcelona can win Title Ahead of Real Madrid
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Setien Reveals only way Barcelona can win Title Ahead of Real Madrid

Barcelona manager, Quique Setien, has revealed that his team must win all their remaining eleven matches if they want to win the La Liga title ahead of rivals, Real Madrid. La Liga will resume on June 11 after almost three months of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Barcelona is currently on top of the La Liga table with two points ahead of second place, Real Madrid with eleven games left to play. But Setien is now saying that the Blaugrana must not afford to slip up if they want to win the Spanish top-flight title again. “Normally you play games in preseason and measure the minutes played, and now that will be different,” Setien told Barcelona’s official website. “We have to win every game if we want to be champions. ...