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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli to Miss Tottenham’s Clash Against Man Utd
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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli to Miss Tottenham’s Clash Against Man Utd

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli, will miss his side’s Premier League clash against Manchester United on June 19. Alli was handed a one-game ban by the Football Association (FA) on Thursday over a video he posted on social media mocking an Asian man for supposedly having COVID-19. The England international had in February posted a video on Snapchat from an airport while wearing a face mask, seemingly suggesting an Asian man in the terminal could be infected with the coronavirus. He turned the camera to the man and then to a bottle of hand sanitizer, adding the caption: “The virus gonna have to be faster than that to catch me.” However, Alli has now been banned for one match, fined, and will have to undergo a re-education course. “Dele Alli has been suspend...
Elon Musk Calls for End to Cancel Culture
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Elon Musk Calls for End to Cancel Culture

Elon Musk recently welcomed a son with partner Grimes, but this didn't stop Grimes' mother, Sandy Garossino from slamming Musk on Twitter for his right-wing Red Pill tweet. It began when Musk, whose girlfriend Grimes gave birth to their son two weeks ago, cryptically tweeted a right-wing "take the red pill" meme.     The "red pill" reference originally comes from the movie The Matrix but it has since become an online meme used by the alt-right and men's rights activists.     Musk's reason for the tweet isn't clear, but the "red pill" phrase is now commonly used to show a right-wing political awakening and is used widely on online forums in support of President Donald Trump, as well as men's rights organizations. More recently the "red...
Fashion Mogul, Mary-Kate Olsen Requests Emergency Divorce from Husband Olivier Sarkozy
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Fashion Mogul, Mary-Kate Olsen Requests Emergency Divorce from Husband Olivier Sarkozy

American fashion designer and former actress, Mary-Kate Olsen, has filed an emergency order to divorce her husband Olivier Sarkozy after five years of marriage. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the 33-year-old fashion mogul filed for the emergency order this week after she initially signed a petition to divorce the 50-year-old French banker on April 17, 2020, but was unable to file it because courts were not accepting non-emergency filings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She's now requesting an emergency order that would allow her to file for divorce after Olivier terminated their lease without her knowledge and has requested she remove her belongings from the home by May 18. A source told E! News: "It's gotten very ugly between them," the insider reveals of Mary-Ka...
Schweinsteiger appreciated Man Utd fans’ support
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Schweinsteiger appreciated Man Utd fans’ support

Bastian Schweinsteiger admits he appreciated the passion of Manchester United's support during his two seasons at Old Trafford. Schweinsteiger was limited to just 35 appearances in his two years at United but is still fondly remembered by many fans for his attitude while at the club. In a Q&A, when asked what he loved most about his time at United, the World Cup winner replied: "Especially the fans. I will always keep in special memory!" along with a collage of pictures from his time at the club. That wasn't the only United reference Schweinsteiger had either. When asked to name the player he looked up to when playing as a kid he replied: "Eric Cantona was one of my childhood idols. Great footballer."
South Africa now has 116 Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus
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South Africa now has 116 Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus

South Africa recorded a spike in coronavirus cases in the country in the late hours of Tuesday, as 31 new cases have now been confirmed. In the early hours of Tuesday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa stood at 85. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has now confirmed there are 116 confirmed positive cases in the country, out of which there are 14 local transmissions. In a statement he issued, Mkhize disclosed they have collated background information on how these patients were infected. He said;   “Today we have a further increase of six local transmission cases. As part of tracking and tracing, we have collated background information on how these patients were infected. We will provide more information to the public to make them aware...
Jordin Sparks and her Husband respond  Amid Speculations their Marriage is in Crisis
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Jordin Sparks and her Husband respond Amid Speculations their Marriage is in Crisis

Jordin Sparks and husband Dana Isaiah have reacted to the speculations that their marriage is in crisis following a cryptic post shared by Dana. It all began when Dana wrote on his Instagram Stories: "You can't force someone to stay married to you. Especially after you made them look like a fool publicly twice. God ain't in that." People immediately began speculating that he's talking about his marriage to Jordin Sparks. The couple have now taken to their respective accounts to reveal everything is alright with their marriage. Dana reshared a friend's post where the friend wrote: "This was in reference to a conversation that @_danaisaiah and I had. 100% unrelated to his own marriage." Dana also shared a playful photo of him and Jordin and wrote: "The internet is a wi...
Churchill writes lengthy Birthday Message to his Son as he Accuses Tonto Dikeh of Keeping Them apart
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Churchill writes lengthy Birthday Message to his Son as he Accuses Tonto Dikeh of Keeping Them apart

Olakunle Oladunni Churchill took to Instagram on his son's 4th birthday to write an open letter where he made a lot of revelations and accusations. Sharing photos of King Andre, 4, Churchill wished him a happy birthday and said he wrote the note to "shed more light on the darkness created by bitterness." Churchill added, "The same blood runs in us, nothing can change that. No one can change your name or turn your face away from me. You are my blood and for ever you will be mine." This part of his statement is in reference to Tonto Dikeh giving her son her last name. Churchill went on to claim that two days to King Andre's second birthday, he won the judgement in court to have access to his son whenever he wanted, but in the presence of a nanny. He claimed that since then, T...
77-year-old Joe Biden Says he Needs a VP Who can Take over Immediately’ if he Dies in Office if Elected US President
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77-year-old Joe Biden Says he Needs a VP Who can Take over Immediately’ if he Dies in Office if Elected US President

Former US Vice-president Joe Biden has stated that he could die while in office if elected as US president this year. Biden is the favorite to clinch the Democratic slot for President in the upcoming 2020 US presidential elections and will battle it out with Trump if he clinches the nomination, but says he will need to select a vice president who can quickly assume presidency in case he dies.   Biden's reference about his age came after a man in the crowd asked if he would pick Senator Kamala Harris to be his VP. Harris dropped out of the race to be president in December but if Biden manages to reach the White House, he would be the oldest president ever elected as by that time, he will be 78. 'I can think of at least eight women, at least four or five people of...
Kanye West Discusses his Daily Battle with Alcohol and the Devil at Prayer rally Organized by Anti-gay Pastors
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Kanye West Discusses his Daily Battle with Alcohol and the Devil at Prayer rally Organized by Anti-gay Pastors

This week it was announced that Rapper and Entrepreneur Kanye West would be headlining a massive prayer rally in Arizona tagged 'AWAKEN2020' organized by a group of anti-gay/LGBTQ pastors. Some Americans, Kanye's fans inclusive, criticized the rapper with some calling his career dead while some said he was 'canceled' suggesting they will boycott his music and his shows (Read HERE)                            On Sunday, Kanye, who is now a born again christian and last year released two gospel albums- Jesus is King and Jesus is Born, performed on stage with his Sunday service choir. During his performance with his choir at the 10-hour long prayer rally in Arizona, West opened up about the specific moment he decided to quit alcohol. “There was some vodka in the refrigerator at my...
FG Cautioned on Sports Broadcast Rights
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FG Cautioned on Sports Broadcast Rights

Nigeria’s leading sports marketing and broadcasting company, HS Media Group, has urged the Federal Government to strategically support the local industry in line with its recent reforms, which is aimed at competitiveness in sports broadcasting in the country. HS Media Group, which provided live broadcast for the Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt last year, said that the government should empower and position the nation’s public broadcaster, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) to bid for sports broadcast rights of premium tournaments, including the English Premier League, the Spanish LaLiga in addition to the existing partnership with Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF). According to HS Media Group President/...
Only poor people ask Nigerian celebs how they make their money – Swanky Jerry defends Toke Makinwa
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Only poor people ask Nigerian celebs how they make their money – Swanky Jerry defends Toke Makinwa

Celebrity Stylist, Swanky Jerry, says it is only poor people that go about questioning the source of income of Nigerian celebrities. In a post shared on his IG page, Swanky said rich people never ask how celebs make their money but it is only those who have not eaten well enough that make such inquiries. Making particular reference to those who question the sources of income of Toke Makinwa and Hushpuppi, Swanky wrote: It’s so funny how you never see a rich person asking how celebs make their money ... it’s mostly people who never chop bellyful asking these questions .... Why must celebrities be your only inspiration ? There are people like dangote , folorunsho alakija , femi otedola , mark Zuckerberg , bill gates ,and many more that could inspire you ..... shebi you know their source...
We’ve All Been ”Small Chops ” at Some Point in our Lives- Chika Ike
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We’ve All Been ”Small Chops ” at Some Point in our Lives- Chika Ike

The Nigerian Actress, producer and Business woman has got us thinking with her latest Instagram post. According to Chika Ike, we’ve all been either the side boyfriend or side chick unknowingly or knowingly at some point in our lives. Now, for this to happen, we must have been sharing our partner with someone else.  Or maybe she's making reference to her film  ’”small chops ”showing 31st of this month in Cinemas..... Have you been a small chops before? Lol
Rapper DaBaby Arrested For Robbery in Miami
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Rapper DaBaby Arrested For Robbery in Miami

Grammy-nominated rapper, DaBaby was taken into custody by Miami police on Thursday, January 2, 2020. According to Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Fallat, the American hip-hop star whose real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk was detained and taken to Miami police headquarters to be questioned in reference to a robbery investigation on Thursday around 12:30 PM. After the questioning, he was arrested for battery in connection to the robbery investigation. His bond has been set at $1,500. According to TMZ, the victim in the alleged robbery is a concert promoter, who was meeting up with DaBaby and his crew to pay for a gig, but the rapper believed the promoter cheated him by several thousand of dollars and things went out of control. The arrest comes just days after he was arrested ...
Orji Kalu Lectures Senate, FG On Agriculture, Makes Reference To Ogbomosho Mango
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Orji Kalu Lectures Senate, FG On Agriculture, Makes Reference To Ogbomosho Mango

Chief Whip of the Senate , Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has called on the Federal Government to focus on the establishment of processing mini - industries in every state of the Federation to boost the Agricultural Sector of the economy. The former Governor expressed that the mini - industries would ensure that cash crops like cashew, groundnut etc were processed into products thus creating a value chain for export and employment in the Agricultural sector. Senator Kalu (Abia-North) who is also the Vice-chairman of the Senate committee Banking,Insurance and other financial institutions, commended the Federal Government's efforts in building Silos (storage facilities) across the country, he however pointed that most of them were not being put into use. These formed part of Senator Kalu'...
Singer, Jessie J poses naked on Instagram
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Singer, Jessie J poses naked on Instagram

English singer, Jessie J took to Instagram to share this racy photo of herself to her page. In the image, the 31-year-old girlfriend of Channing Tatum was pictured seductively lounging naked on a sofa with a large black fedora hat protecting her modesty.   She captioned the photo: 'Paint me like one of your Essex girls”... (Anyone else see a giant macaroon?)', in reference to the scene where Jack paints Rose in Titanic.
Ghanaian School Competition Uses Nigeria As A Reference For Fraud
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Ghanaian School Competition Uses Nigeria As A Reference For Fraud

A Ghanaian school competition which was televised in one of National TV's, has raised an uncontrollable dust over the way Nigeria was referred as case study in terms of fraud commonly known as 419. In the video which has garnered thousands of views after a Facebook user shared it, aggrieved many, especially Nigerians who're so disappointed with the way the school competition moderator, made mockery of one of the biggest economy in Africa. Watch the video and see reactions below..   View this post on Instagram   Ghanaian school competition uses Nigeria as a reference for Fraud. A post shared by Ije-Luv (@ijeomadaisy) on Jun 28, 2019 at 3:07pm PDT
Secondary School Teacher Slumps And Dies During Delta Elders’ Walk Tournament
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Secondary School Teacher Slumps And Dies During Delta Elders’ Walk Tournament

According to a report by Sun News, a mother of three who reportedly slumped and died during the maiden edition of Delta Elders’ Walk tournament, Mrs. Lovette Ighoroje, will be buried on June 22 this year. The deceased reportedly slumped around Mami market area of Asaba, Delta State capital during a 10-km walk held on Monday ahead of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s second term inauguration. Her corpse, as at the time of filing this report, was deposited at the morgue at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba. Investigation revealed that the late Mrs. Ighoroje who was in her 50s, participated in the tournament for elders between the ages of 55 and 70. She was a staff of Guidance and Counselling department of Asagba Secondary School, Asaba where her colleagues told our correspondent tha...
President Buhari Appoints New IPCR DG
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President Buhari Appoints New IPCR DG

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Bakut Tswah Bakut as the Director-General of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR). The appointment, according to a statement on Friday by the Resident Information Officer, IPCR, Abu Michael, was conveyed in a letter with reference: SGF.6/S.7/T/187, signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha. According to Abu, the SGF’s letter to Bakut read: “I am pleased to inform you that Muhammadu Buhari, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, has approved your appointment as Director-General of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution for an initial term of four (4) years in accordance with Section 9 (3) (a) of the IPCR (Establishment) Act, 2007.” He also said that Bakut in his response, ple...
What Pogba Said About Real Madrid Move After 1-0 Defeat to Barcelona
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What Pogba Said About Real Madrid Move After 1-0 Defeat to Barcelona

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, was coy about questions about moving to Real Madrid, following their defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. Luke Shaw’s own goal in the first half, was enough for Barca to secure a 1-0 victory to take back to Camp Nou ahead of next week’s return leg. Pogba has been heavily linked with a move to Madrid in recent weeks, although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is adamant that he wants the French World Cup winner to remain at Old Trafford. When asked by reporters after the game if he would like to play in a Clasico against Barca, Pogba replied: “Yes, when we play the Champions League it’s always nice to play against Barca, it’s a dream for anyone.” But when the question was repeated with a more direct reference to Real ...
HIV/AIDS: A’Ibom people not promiscuous — health commissioner
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HIV/AIDS: A’Ibom people not promiscuous — health commissioner

Nigerian HIV/AIDs Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) revealed that Akwa Ibom had the highest prevalence rate of HIV in the country. According to the survey, 5.5 per cent of people living with HIV in Nigeria are in Akwa Ibom, followed by Benue which has about 3.5 per cent prevalence rate. Ukpong expressed worry that the high prevalence rate was being interpreted by many as a sign of promiscuity among the people of  Akwa Ibom. According to him, Akwa Ibom people are very religious and hold firmly to the tenets of chastity and fidelity. He, however, noted that HIV/AIDS education was low and that the people were engaging in behaviour which exposed them to the virus, with particular reference to the activities of the Traditional Birth Attendants. Ukpong said that the virus could ...
Producer of ‘Behind the Clouds’ Paul Emema Dies at 52
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Producer of ‘Behind the Clouds’ Paul Emema Dies at 52

Paul Emema, the producer of `Behind the Clouds’ has died at the age of 52 after a brief illness. The producer who is known for his act producing soap operas like ‘Behind the Clouds’ and ‘Supple Blues’was confirmed dead on March 12.  According to reports, Emema’s death was announced by one of his friends and colleague, Francis Onwochie in a message. “Yesterday, I received a call from Ada his long-time business development officer. I called Mahmood Ali Balogun our mutual friend and we both visited his house last night at Ago Palace Way Okota, ” Onwochie said. Emema a scriptwriter, director, and producer, whose ailment was undisclosed, became a point of reference in filmmaking.  Emema being a filmmaker came to limelight after the production of the hit soap opera, ‘Behind the Clou...
Here is Festus Keyamo’s reply to those against FG’s tradermoni
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Here is Festus Keyamo’s reply to those against FG’s tradermoni

Many people have accused the Federal government of using its financial grant, Trader Moni, to buy vote. While making reference to this tweet about grants given to residents in California, Festus implied that those against the trader moni hate to see smiles in the faces of poor people that benifit from the financial grant.
‘We Are Deeply Concerned About America’s Unguarded Statements On Our Election’ – Presidency
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‘We Are Deeply Concerned About America’s Unguarded Statements On Our Election’ – Presidency

The presidency in a statement through Festus Keyamo, the Director of Strategic Communications for APC Presidential Campaign Council has raised concerns about America's interest regarding the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria. The statement reads, 'we are deeply concerned about many of the expressions of the United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador W. Stuart Symington and other Western Diplomats which have been directed towards Nigeria’s upcoming elections. Whilst we laud and whole-heartedly welcome their interests in the elections, many of these expressions have been notably off- key'. The continued warnings about ‘flawed elections’ is capable of casting an unwarranted cloud over the process. Instead of encouraging our country toward credible elections, such statemen...
Don’t Come To church With Phones, iPad To Read Bible – Apostle Suleiman
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Don’t Come To church With Phones, iPad To Read Bible – Apostle Suleiman

Apostle Suleiman has admonished Christians not to go to church with their phones, iPad or any devices to read Bible from them. UK based comedian Wale Gates shared the video of Apostle Suleman preaching against bringing Phones to church. The clergyman enjoined the congregation to desist from such act which doesn’t show reference to God. He said; “Do not bring your Iphone, IPad, any device to church to read your Bible from it….” “You can do that in your office, you can do that anywhere, but to read your Bible from your phone when you are in church, it doesn’t show reference to God…..” “John 5 : 39 says search the scripture, it didn’t say punch the scripture….”
Woman Attacks Military Teacher With Machete For Flogging Her Child
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Woman Attacks Military Teacher With Machete For Flogging Her Child

An angry mother attacked a military teacher with a machete for flogging her child in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The teacher escaped being butchered to death , after he was attacked by the wife of Air Commodore Irobuisi (NAF2042). According to reports, the victim had taken disciplinary action against Mrs Irobuisi’s daughter by flogging her. However, when the lady was informed, she drove down to the Air force Secondary School with a hidden cutlass which she used to attack the teacher’s face while discussing with him. The injured soldier has since been rushed to the NAF Reference hospital, Port Harcourt, while Mrs Irobuisi is currently being held at provost squadron of 115 sog. According to reports, this is not the first time Mrs Irobuisi will assault a military officers, she...
Fashola Harps on Infrastructure Development
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Fashola Harps on Infrastructure Development

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has called for accelerated infrastructural development in the country in order to foster prosperity. He said there was nothing wrong with Nigeria as a country, saying wrong choices that were made in terms of infrastructure and investment in the past were the problems. Speaking to participants at the first edition of the workshop on dispute management in Africa infrastructure projects organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre, Fashola noted that infrastructure is beyond buildings and construction, saying it is one of the parameters that defines the status of a nation. Speaking further, Fashola highlighted the opportunities in the infrastructure sector for Nigeria business owners....
S’Court Decides Rivers’ APC Primaries Logjam Under the Gun Friday
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S’Court Decides Rivers’ APC Primaries Logjam Under the Gun Friday

The Supreme Court is to finally resolve the Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries logjam tomorrow as it delivers its judgement on an appeal brought before it by parties in the protracted conflict, THISADY learnt last night. The judgement, which had been reserved indefinitely on Monday, apparently because of the impending arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for alleged non-declaration of assets, would be delivered against the background, of what legal analysts described as concealed intimidation of the judiciary by the APC-led federal government. Analysts that spoke to THISDAY last night were emphatic that there was a nexus between the Rivers State appeal case and Onnoghen’s travails, poin...
Toke Makinwa Advises Women On Body Enhancement Surgeries
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Toke Makinwa Advises Women On Body Enhancement Surgeries

Media personality, Toke Makinwa advised women on body enhancement surgeries, saying those who are interested in it should go for it. She urged women not to allow anyone stop them from considering having a body makeover. In the latest episode of her vlog, she advised women interested in “fixing their bodies” vie enhancement surgeries, to totally go for it. She buttressed her point by adding that the idea for these body enhancement surgeries were actually given to cosmetic surgeons by God. Toke also made reference to her body, which she revealed in December 2018, was fixed via enhancement surgeries. She said; “This year, I am going to speak to those people who might be going through a phase in their life right now where they’re feeling shamed as a result of things they’v...
Soulja Boy Claims He Taught Drake Everything He Knows
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Soulja Boy Claims He Taught Drake Everything He Knows

American rapper, Soulja Boy is the new man to ignite a beef with Canadian rapper, Drake. Soulja has claimed he taught Drake all he knows. Soulja went in hard at other rappers this morning during an interview with The Breakfast Club saying he’s responsible for the artist that Drake is today. “Stop playing like I ain’t teach Drake everything he knows,” Soulja Boy said to Charlamagne Tha God in the interview. “I was locked up too, nigga!” was Soulja’s response to that, before launching into why ending a beef with Drake isn’t that big of a deal. This included getting up out of his seat to take a brief walk to absorb the seemingly “outrageous” things the hosts were saying to him. “Drake? Drake?! The nigga that got bodied by Pusha-T?” Soulja shouted while still standing. “The nigga that’s ...
Meet Abubakar Adamu – Biography And Profile of The New IGP
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Meet Abubakar Adamu – Biography And Profile of The New IGP

Here is the biography of Abubakar Adamu Mohammed, the new Inspector General of Police (IGP). We are set to give you all you need to know about him. IGP Abubakar Adamu Profile Full Name: Abubakar Adamu Mohammed Date of birth: November 9, 1961 Origin: Nasarawa State Enlisted in Police Force: 1986 Abubakar Adamu emergence as Inspector General of Police (IGP) We reported on the 14th of January, 2019, thatAIG Abubakar Adamu is the new Inspector General of Police (IGP). The Nasarawa born acting IGP who was the head of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), replaced Ibrahim Idris, who has attained the statutory retirement of 60 in the force. His appointment came after many Nigerians kicked the against an alleged move by President Buhari to extend the tenure o...
”Stop dancing on the graves of Offa robbery victims” Lai Mohammed warns Saraki
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”Stop dancing on the graves of Offa robbery victims” Lai Mohammed warns Saraki

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has warned the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to stop dancing on the graves of the innocent souls who died in the April 5, 2018 armed robbery attack in Offa. In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi, the Minister repeated his earlier warning against playing politics with the unfortunate incident, after Dr. Saraki said in a radio interview that he donated 10 million Naira when he visited Offa to commiserate with the people in the aftermath of the robbery, even when (he said) the amount that was stolen from the robbed banks' vaults was 7 million Naira.   The Minister said the overly aggressive and crude response by Dr. Saraki to that warning has shown that he is not ready to heed the a...
Former House Speaker, Na’Abba, Dumps APC
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Former House Speaker, Na’Abba, Dumps APC

Ghali Na’Abba Segun James A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’Abba, has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Na’abba, from Kano State, was Speaker between 1999 and 2003. He announced his resignation in a letter addressed to the APC Chairman of his Sharada Ward of Kano Municipal Local Government. A copy of his resignation letter read: “This is to notify you of my resolve to resign from the APC effective today, December 5, 2018,” he wrote. “My decision to resign from the party follows the cavalier manner in which both the federal government, states controlled by the APC and the APC itself are being run, as a result of which anybody who has eyes to see only sees doom and not prosperity for our dear country.” The politi...
Pinnick Pledges NFF Will Implement Reform Committee’s Recommendations
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Pinnick Pledges NFF Will Implement Reform Committee’s Recommendations

                               Amaju Pinnick and members of the NFF's Reform Committee  Inaugurates 27-member panel expected to reform Nigerian football President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick has made a firm pledge that the football-ruling body is ready and willing to implement the recommendations of the Reform Committee set up by the Executive Committee and endorsed by the NFF Congress at its Annual General Assembly in Asaba on 24th October 2018. Speaking at the inauguration of the 27-member panel at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos yesterday, Pinnick eulogised the members of the panel and said there couldn’t have been better persons to do the job. “There would have been no compelling need to put together this group of eminent Nigerians, pe...
Ondo State Workers Threaten to Begin Strike on Tuesday Over Non Payment of Salaries
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Ondo State Workers Threaten to Begin Strike on Tuesday Over Non Payment of Salaries

Organised labour unions in Ondo State have threatened to commence strike on Tuesday, November 13,  if the government fails to pay the backlog of their salary arrears. In a letter to the governor dated November 9, 2018 and signed by state chairmen of the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and the Joint Negotiating Council, Tayo Ogunleye; Soladoye Ekundayo and Abel Oloniyo, respectively, the workers asked Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to pay the backlog from the N20bn Paris Club refund the state received from the Federal Government recently. The workers accused the governor of not consulting the labour unions on the release of the Paris Club refund to the state as both parties had earlier agreed.  According to the workers, industrial peace in the state might not be guarantee...
Egyptian King Or Dwarf? Salah Statue Mocked Online
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Egyptian King Or Dwarf? Salah Statue Mocked Online

A statue of Liverpool footballer Mohamed Salah has been met with derision online since going on display in his native Egypt, with many comparing it to an infamous bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo. The statue was unveiled with pomp and ceremony at the World Youth Forum in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in the presence of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. With large ears poking out from under a huge Afro hairstyle, Salah is captured in the pose of his now iconic goal celebration. A broad smile is etched across his face and his oversized head is tilted backwards as the arms on his pint-sized body are stretched out wide. Salah is idolised in Egypt and Liverpool, after his goal-scoring exploits last season took his country to the World Cup finals and his English club to th...
Chelsea vs Man United : Mourinho Infuriated
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Chelsea vs Man United : Mourinho Infuriated

Chelsea vs Man United : Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had to be restrained by stewards in the aftermath of Ross Barkley’s 96th minute equaliser to salvage Chelsea’s unbeaten record under Maurizio Sarri in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea vs Man United Mourinho took exception to the celebrations of one of Sarri’s backroom staff, Marco Ianni, who ran in front of the Portuguese on the touchline, as he seemed set for a sweet victory over his old club after Anthony Martial scored twice to cancel out Antonio Rudiger’s opener. Players and coaches from both benches had to separated in a melee after Barkley’s late strike. Mourinho also then gestured with three fingers towards the Chelsea fans in reference to the three Premier League titles he won for the club ...
Madagascar Reach Africa Cup Of Nations For First Time
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Madagascar Reach Africa Cup Of Nations For First Time

Madagascar won a place at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament for the first time when they triumphed 1-0 at home against Equatorial Guinea in Group A Tuesday. Source: “World reference atlas” Thailand-based midfielder Njiva Rakotoharimalala scored the only goal four minutes before half-time on the huge Indian Ocean island. Victory lifted the ‘Barea’ (prized cattle) to 10 points from four games and beyond the reach of Equatorial Guinea and Sudan in a four team mini-league from which the top two qualify. It was the second 1-0 victory for the Malagasy over the Equatoguineans within four days after captain Faneva Ima Andriatsima scored the winner in west Africa last Saturday, Madagascar are the first country apart from hosts Cameroon to secure a place at the biennial African footb...
FG Plans Free Ear Screening For 1m Students
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FG Plans Free Ear Screening For 1m Students

ABUJA – The Federal Government has commenced plans for a free ear screening program targeted at one million students in public schools across the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known at the weekend while inaugurating a Technical Working Group (TWG) on ear care and hearing health in Nigeria in Abuja Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole He urged the TWG to come up with other actionable plan and pathways towards reducing preventable hearing losses, improving access to hearing health professionals, and provision of rehabilitative services to citizens with hearing impairment, stressing that “the relationship between hearing and speaking in citizens’ existence and well-being cannot be overemphasized.’’ He also tasked the group to develop a Nationa...
NYSC Members In Ebonyi To Receive N10, 000 Allowances From September 2018
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NYSC Members In Ebonyi To Receive N10, 000 Allowances From September 2018

The Ebonyi Government says it will from September this year pay each member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state N10, 000 allowance. File: NYSC members Gov. David Umahi made the assertion on Sunday in Abakaliki while opening the maiden David Umahi Tertiary Institution Games (DUMTIGA) at the Pa Ngele Oruta Stadium, Abakaliki. Umahi said that the government was extending the gesture because the corps members had shown commitment to the cause of their fatherland. He said that the massive turnout of corps members at the stadium for the competition showed that they were active participants in the state’s development and patriotic citizens. “I want every sector of the state’s existence to emulate the corps members for its overall betterment. “In appreciat...
Nicki Minaj Speaks On Cardi B: “I Didn’t Know Cardi & I Had An Issue”
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Nicki Minaj Speaks On Cardi B: “I Didn’t Know Cardi & I Had An Issue”

Nicki Minaj is sick of talking about Cardi B and Remy Ma. Nicki Minaj’s album Queen just dropped but in the past few days, other things have clouded the strength of the project. Ever since Nicki came out of hiding earlier this year, she’s been bombarded with questions regarding her alleged beef with Cardi B.In her latest episode of “Queen Radio,” Ebro asked Nicki about her issues with Cardi B and Remy Ma. However, Nicki was clearly done answering questions about either one of them.”Can we please move on, Ebro? C’mon. Honestly, let’s go.” She said as she interrupted Ebro mid-sentence. “If you know me, you would know the answer to the first question. Like, give me a fuckin’ break.”Her answer seemed to reference her feud with Remy Ma but she spoke further about Cardi B. “I didn’t know Car...
Obasanjo Is A Degenerate Liar-Wole Soyinka
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Obasanjo Is A Degenerate Liar-Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has called former President Olusegun Obasanjo, a degenerate, liar, predator and sadist, challenging him to swear that he never awarded oil blocks in return for sexual gratification while he presided over the affairs of Nigeria.   Soyinka spoke in his Interventions VIII series, titled: ‘Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?’ meaning “Gani’s Unfinished Business,” launched recently in Lagos saying Obasanjo knows him so well that he does not make accusations lightly and that he despises snide insinuations.   “I now challenge you (Obasanjo) to search your soul, very deeply, and swear to this nation that you never awarded oil blocks in return for sexual gratification. I do not make accusations lightly and I despise snide insinuations. I believe you ...
Why I Challenged My Incompetency By NBA Electoral C’ttee —Osigwe
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Why I Challenged My Incompetency By NBA Electoral C’ttee —Osigwe

Disqualified presidential candidate of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mazi Afam Osigwe, weekend said his quest for justice made him challenge his disqualification from the election by the Electoral Committee of the NBA, ECNBA. Speaking with newsmen in Lagos on why he went to court, he said: “I have never resigned to faith. I don’t believe in crying without doing anything. I went to court even though I love the NBA, but I love justice more. Normally, I don’t think it is right for someone to sue an association he seeks to lead, but sometimes to sanitize a system, you need to challenge the system. I also went to court so that this does not happen to another person. “If that makes me a sacrificial lamb, so be it. Some people called me and say, ‘oh by suing the NBA, if you apply f...
Kanye West References Tristan Thompson’s Cheating Scandal On New Album ‘Ye’
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Kanye West References Tristan Thompson’s Cheating Scandal On New Album ‘Ye’

Kanye West brought up Tristan Thompson's infidelity on his new album 'Ye' and claimed his wife Kim Kardashian West rang him up screaming when she heard his rebuked remarks about slavery. The 40-year-old rapper isn't afraid to play with fire when it comes to his music as he brought up the 27-year-old basketball player's infamous infidelity, which saw him smooch another woman in a club in New York just days before his girlfriend Khloe Kardashian gave birth to their daughter True, last month on his new LP 'Ye'. The 'Bound 2' hitmaker - who is married to Khloe's sister Kim Kardashian West - blamed Tristan's cheating on the online dating service Christian Mingle as he rapped: "All these THOTS on Christian Mingle... That's what almost got Tristan single." It seems Kanye's family were th...