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South African jazz legend, Jonas Gwangwa dies at the age of 83
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South African jazz legend, Jonas Gwangwa dies at the age of 83

Jonas Gwangwa, a South African musician and anti-apartheid icon is dead at the age of 83.   Gwangwa's death was announced in a statement published on the website of the presidency of the Republic of South Africa. The statement from South African President Cyril Ramaphosa read;   "A giant of our revolutionary cultural movement and our democratic creative industries has been called to rest. "The trombone that boomed with boldness and bravery, and equally warmed our hearts with mellow melody has lost its life force."   Born in Soweto in 1937, Gwangwa mastered the trombone in his youth, and in the late '50s was a founding member of the pivotal South African group the Jazz Epistles.   The ensemble also featured future legends like pianist Abdullah Ibra...
National Assembly postpones resumption till February
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National Assembly postpones resumption till February

The National Assembly's resumption which was initially scheduled for January 26 has been postponed till February 9.   The postponement was conveyed in a statement released by the clerk to the National Assembly, Ojo Olatunde Amos.   Amos said the postponement is to enable members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party to participate in the registration and revalidation of its membership scheduled to commence on Monday, January 25.   The statement read;   “This is to inform all distinguished senators and honourable members of the National Assembly that the resumption of plenary sessions earlier scheduled for Tuesday, 26th January 2021 is hereby rescheduled for Tuesday, February 9, 2021."
Dave Chappelle tests positive for Coronavirus, cancels his upcoming shows
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Dave Chappelle tests positive for Coronavirus, cancels his upcoming shows

American stand-up comedian, Dave Chappelle has tested positive for COVID-19.   A representative for the 47-year-old comedian confirmed the news to TMZ, adding that Chappelle is 'currently quarantined and has 'not yet experienced any symptoms' of the virus.   “Chappelle has safely conducted socially-distanced shows in Ohio since June 2020 and he moved those shows to Austin during the winter,” Chappelle’s representative said in a statement. “Chappelle implemented COVID-19 protocols which included rapid testing for the audience and daily testing for himself and his team. His diligent testing enabled him to immediately respond by quarantining, thus mitigating the spread of the virus. Chappelle is asymptomatic,” the statement further read. Following the diagnosis, th...
62-year-old man arrested for raping 13-year-old girl in Katsina
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62-year-old man arrested for raping 13-year-old girl in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a 62-year-old man, Lawal Sani for raping a 13-year-old old girl in Unguwar Yari area of the state.   Spokesperson of the command, SP Isah Gambo, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday, January 21, said the suspect was arrested after the victim's mother reported the matter to the police.   "On 14/01/2021 at about 1330hrs one Magajiya Ashababu, ‘F’, of Yammawa Quarters, Katsina, reported at the Central Police Station, Katsina, that on the same date at about 17:15hrs, one Lawal Sani, ‘M’, aged 62yrs of Sokoto Rima Quarters, Katsina, lured her daughter, aged 13yrs of the same address at Unguwar Yari Quarters, Katsina and forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her. Investigation is ongoing." said Gambo. &...
Thomas Partey thriving within Arsenal’s newfound stability
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Thomas Partey thriving within Arsenal’s newfound stability

The Ghana international has been hobbled by injury, but Gunners' new system offers him perfect opportunity to get his career off to a flying start If a 50 million euro midfielder dominates Manchester United at Old Trafford and no fans are there to see it, did it really happen? As Arsenal have toiled through much of the season without summer acquisition Thomas Partey, this is a question that seems increasingly relevant. After all, that statement performance against the Red Devils is one of only three 90s the Ghana international has gotten through since swapping Madrid for North London. On that night, all of the hype and excitement that had trailed Arsenal’s deadline day swoop for Partey was borne out in a majestic showing on a ground where the Gunners had not won in the league for 14...
Former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies at 94 after contracting Covid-19
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Former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies at 94 after contracting Covid-19

Former French president, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who became a champion of European integration in the early 1970s, has died at the age of 94 after contracting Covid-19.   Giscard, who served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981, had recently been hospitalised in Tours with respiratory problems and was released only to return back to the hospital in mid-November.   He died at his family home nearby after suffering from complications linked to the virus, according to a statement issued by the foundation he had set up and chaired.   “His state of health had worsened and he died as a consequence of Covid-19,” his family said in a statement to AFP.   The Foundation Valéry Giscard d’Estaing tweeted: “In accordance with his wishes, his funeral will ta...
Seven suspected cultists arrested in Lagos
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Seven suspected cultists arrested in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested seven suspected members of Eiye Confraternity at Agura area, Ikorodu, Lagos state.   A statement released by the command's spokesperson, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, says police operatives attached to Imota Division arrested the suspects on Saturday 28th November 2020 at 2pm.   Adejobi gave the names of the suspected cultists as Abolaji Arbayo, Josiah Offem, Oluwapelumi Oyeyinka, Limidi Taofeeq, Ahmed Shittu who drives their operational vehicle, Zainab Nurudeen who serves as the armourer who sources for the guns to operate, and Rabiu Ganiyu.   He mentioned that the suspected cultists attacked members of the vigilante in their area, inflicting degrees of injury on them just to avenge t...
#Zabarmarimassacre: UN coordinator says over 110 were killed in Borno rice farm attack
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#Zabarmarimassacre: UN coordinator says over 110 were killed in Borno rice farm attack

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, says that no fewer than 110 farmers were killed in Saturday, November 28 attack on rice farms in Zabarmari community in Borno state.   Earlier reports claim 43 persons were killed in the attack.   However, in a statement released on Sunday afternoon, the UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, said at least 110 persons were ruthlessly killed in the attack.   “I am outraged and horrified by the gruesome attack against civilians carried out by non-state armed groups in villages near Borno State capital Maiduguri. At least 110 civilians were ruthlessly killed and many others were wounded in this attack. In early afternoon of 28 November, armed men on motorcycles led a brutal...
There’s a serious security crisis in Ondo – Governor Akeredolu
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There’s a serious security crisis in Ondo – Governor Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has raised an alarm of Ondo state which he governs being in a serious security crisis.   The Governor who said this in reaction to the assassination of Israel Adeusi, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government area of the state, described the killing as an “abominable crime".   Akeredolu in a statement released by Ondo commissioner for information and orientation Donald Ojogo, said they will be working hard to bring those behind the killing to justice.   The statement read;   “All lives matter, but this is one too heavy and unbearable. It’s a sad day in Ondo State. Clearly, we are in a serious security crisis that requires extraordinary means. “The security agencies, especially the Nigeria Police, have already been dire...
Five years of Buhari has besieged Nigeria with abundant poverty – Afenifere
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Five years of Buhari has besieged Nigeria with abundant poverty – Afenifere

Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, has said that the five years of President Buhari has plunged Nigeria into abundant poverty.   The group stated this in a statement released reacting to the recession of the Nigerian economy. The group in the statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, blamed President Buhari for the country's economic situation, saying the country had become ungovernable under his administration.   "As Nigeria enters the worst recession in 33 years and the second in five years of Buhari, we are equally besieged by attendant poverty as well as insecurity worsening across the land with kidnappers, armed robbers and bandits on the prowl and government helpless and unable to govern effectively. The truth is that the country had virtu...
Fire guts former Oyo First lady, Florence Ajimobi’s supermarket
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Fire guts former Oyo First lady, Florence Ajimobi’s supermarket

Fire on Sunday, gutted a section of the supermarket belonging to the wife of late former governor of Oyo State, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi.   The supermarket known as Grandex Stores located at Bodija, Ibadan, was said to be on fire at about 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, as a result of an electrical surge from the back of the store which later got out of hands, turned into a wildfire and spread to the main building.   The Deputy Director, Oyo State Fire Service, Moshood Adewuyi, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said that the timely intervention of the state’s firefighters prevented the store from burning into ashes,   He disclosed that the fire destroyed some sections of the store and damaged a lot of goods stored inside.   Mrs. Florence Ajimo...
“The Election Is Far From Over” – Donald Trump Statement On US Election 2020
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“The Election Is Far From Over” – Donald Trump Statement On US Election 2020

Text of a statement from President Donald Trump on US election result: “We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed. The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor. In Pennsylvania, for example, our legal observers were not permitted meaningful access to watch the counting process. Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media. “Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to e...
Eden Hazard tests positive for coronavirus as Real Madrid release statement
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Eden Hazard tests positive for coronavirus as Real Madrid release statement

Real Madrid have confirmed that Eden Hazard and Casemiro have tested positive for coronavirus. The pair both returned positive tests and will now undergo a period of self-isolation. In a statement on their website, the La Liga giants said: "Real Madrid C.F. informs that our players, Casemiro and Eden Hazard, have tested positive in the COVID-19 tests undertaken yesterday, Friday, in the morning. "All of the other first-team players and coaching staff, as well as the club employees who work directly with the squad tested negative in yesterday's tests. "Meanwhile, all of them, apart from Casemiro and Hazard, once again tested negative in the antigen tests taken this morning." Hazard completed an £83.53m move to the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2019 after enjoying a hugely ...
First Nigerian-American Congressman, Owolewa, Gives Victory Statement
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First Nigerian-American Congressman, Owolewa, Gives Victory Statement

His Biography: Oye is a first-generation Nigerian-American. His parents, born and raised in Nigeria, raised him with 2 guiding principles, a value in community service and an early exposure to science. This exposure became a love for science, culminating in him achieving a Doctorate of Pharmacy. Upon completing his degree in pharmacy, Oye moved to DC to begin practicing pharmacy and impacting the community. Since 2014, he’s been a member of RESET, a coalition of STEM professionals who volunteer in public schools, engaging students through hands-on science experiments. his goal is to inspire young people to pursue STEM careers and become tomorrow’s scientists. The Community Advocate In 2018, Oye was elected commissioner of his neighborhood in Southeast DC. In this position, he ser...
Pastor resigns and faces $2m lawsuit after being accused of peeing on female flight passenger ‘thinking she was a toilet’
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Pastor resigns and faces $2m lawsuit after being accused of peeing on female flight passenger ‘thinking she was a toilet’

A North Carolina pastor accused of urinating on a female passenger during a flight has resigned from his post.   Daniel Chalmers, a pastor, was on board an Oct. 12 Detroit-bound flight from Las Vegas when he urinated on a 28-year-old passenger- a Detroit resident (pictured below)   The victim “woke up feeling something warm on her body and when she looked up to her right, she observed Mr. Chalmers standing next to her shaking his exposed penis,” read the police report. “(She) stated that she then noticed that Mr. Chalmers urinated on her and she started screaming   According to the report, the police then asked the suspect whose breath smelled of alcohol, what he did.     “I peed on her,” Chalmers allegedly said, according to the repo...
James Bond actor, Sean Connery dies at the age of 90
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James Bond actor, Sean Connery dies at the age of 90

Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90.   The multiple award-winning Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, and was the first to bring the role to the big screen.   The news of his death was confirmed in a statement to the BBC on Saturday afternoon, October 31st.     The actor's son, Jason Connery disclosed that he died peacefully in his sleep, while in the Bahamas, having been "unwell for some time.   He said his father "had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him" when he died overnight.   Jason also added: "We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time.   "A sad day for all who ...
Stop giving Governors awards, challenge us so we can sit up – Wike tells journalists
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Stop giving Governors awards, challenge us so we can sit up – Wike tells journalists

Governor Nyesom Wike has challenged journalists to demand accountability from Governors instead of giving them awards to maintain relationships or friendships.   The Rivers state Governor said this after the national leadership of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) paid him a courtesy visit at the government house in Port Harcourt on Friday October 30.   Wike in a statement released by his special assistant on media Kelvin Ebiri, also recalled times when journalists exposed ills in the society.   He said;   “What I have seen of you is that you praise us and give us award because of relationship or friendship. That’s not the way it should be. Challenge us — the people in authority — and we will sit up to our responsibilities. We will have no choi...
Celebrities React To Desmond Elliot Statement Over Social Media Regulation
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Celebrities React To Desmond Elliot Statement Over Social Media Regulation

Celebrities and other Nigerians have taken to their SM pages to criticize Nollywood actor turned politician "Desmond Elliot" for allegedly pushing for social media regulation. Recall that few days ago, Desmond Elliot was called out on Twitter over calling for an anti-social media bill. The actor turned politician however denied the allegations. Well, a video that captured the moment the lawmaker representing Surulere constituency in Lagos, Desmond Elliot called for social media regulation has been making the rounds online. Celebrities didn't take it funny as they took to their SM pages to blast him. Below are some celebrities comments: Davido: “Desmond Elliot just destroyed all the precious childhood memories he gave us in movies …” Skales: “Desmond Elliot tho… can’t trus...
NSCDC dismisses officer who partook in the looting of COVID19 palliatives in Abuja
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NSCDC dismisses officer who partook in the looting of COVID19 palliatives in Abuja

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have dismissed one of its officers, Corps Assistant Illiya Ibrahim of the Gwagwalada Division Abuja, for partaking in the looting of Covid-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja.   On Monday, a mob stormed the warehouse and carted away the palliatives. A video that made the rounds on social media, showed the officer grabbing his own palliative.   In a statement released on Tuesday night October 27, Ekunola Gbenga who is the Media Assistant to the Commandant General NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, said Ibrahim was dismissed for joining the hoodlums in looting Covid-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja.   ''The recommendation was given after the officer was charged und...
CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives
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CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives

Members of the Private Sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) wish to call for calm, amidst the looting of COVID-19 palliatives meant for distribution in various State Government warehouses across the country. The Coalition is deeply concerned by the recent events and is urging those involved in the wanton destruction of public and private property to immediately desist from these raids, in order to allow the States to proceed with peaceful and fair distribution of these palliatives to the neediest and most vulnerable in our society. Over the past few months, the Private Sector, through CACOVID, has been working with all State Governors, the FCT Minister, and the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, to procure, deliver and distribute these food relief items to almost 2 million mos...
President Buhari reappoints INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, for another 5-year term
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President Buhari reappoints INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, for another 5-year term

President Buhari has reappointed the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Professor Yakubu Mahmood, for another five-year term.   Mahmood was appointed to office by President Buhari in November 2015, succeeding Amina Zakari, who served as acting chairman.   According to a statement released by a presidential aide, Femi Adesina, President Buhari has forwarded Mahmood's name to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation. ''President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office. In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the F...
FIFA president, Gianni Infantino tests positive for Coronavirus
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FIFA president, Gianni Infantino tests positive for Coronavirus

FIFA president, Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, football's world governing body said in a statement on Tuesday, October 27.   Infantino, 50, reported mild symptoms and is in self-isolation and will quarantine for at least 10 days, FIFA added.   A statement read: "FIFA President Gianni Infantino has received confirmation today that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The FIFA President, who has reported mild symptoms, has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine at least for 10 days.   "All people who came into contact with the FIFA President during the last few days have been informed accordingly and they are being requested to take the necessary steps.   "FIFA sincerely wishes President In...
Tinubu’s Full Statement On Lekki Shooting
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Tinubu’s Full Statement On Lekki Shooting

THE #ENDSARS PROTESTS; A FUNDAMENTAL LESSON IN DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE I heavily grieve for those who have lost their lives or been injured during the period of these protests. 2. My deepest sympathies go to their families and loved ones for none should have been made to pay such a dear price. My career as an active politician spans nearly three decades. 3. In that time, I have seen many things as Nigeria has struggled, sometimes against itself, to undertake the often painful yet inexorable push toward democratic government accountable to, and protective of, the people. 4. Here, let me directly address the sharp point aimed against me. I have been falsely accused of ordering the reported deployment of soldiers against peaceful protesters that took place at Lekki on 20 October...
Samsung electronics chairman, Lee Kun-Hee dies at 78
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Samsung electronics chairman, Lee Kun-Hee dies at 78

Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing Samsung Electronics chairman who transformed the small television maker into a global giant of consumer electronics is dead at the age of 78.   Samsung announced the death but did not specify the cause. Mr. Lee had been incapacitated since a heart attack in 2014. The company said in a statement;   “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kun-hee Lee, Chairman of Samsung Electronics. “Chairman Lee passed away on October 25 with his family, including Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, by his side. “Chairman Lee was a true visionary who transformed Samsung into the world-leading innovator and industrial powerhouse from a local business. His legacy will be everlasting.”   When Lee inherited the chairmanship of the Samsung g...
Wole Soyinka condemns video asking Igbo indigenes to leave Yorubaland
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Wole Soyinka condemns video asking Igbo indigenes to leave Yorubaland

Noble laureate, Wole Soyinka has condemned a video of UK-based secessionist, Adeyinka Grandson asking the Igbos to leave Yorubaland amid the #EndSARS crisis in the country.   Soyinka in a statement he titled ‘Identity Thieves on the Rampage' and released on Saturday October 24, enjoined Igbo indigenes to ignore such threats which seeks to create disharmony in the country. He averred that the threat “is the work of sick, cowardly minds”.   The statement read;   “Undoubtedly in order to promote the video clip of an ethnic revanchist calling on Igbo to leave Yoruba land, this same lunatic fringe has exhumed, and embarked on circulating an ancient fabrication – several years mouldering in the grave – once attributed to me and vigorously denounced. “That statem...
There were a number of casualties as a result of gunfire at the Lekki Toll Gate – House of Reps speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila
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There were a number of casualties as a result of gunfire at the Lekki Toll Gate – House of Reps speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says there were a number of casualties as a result of the gunfire at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday night, October 20.   In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon, October 21, Gbajabiamila who represented Surulere Federal constituency in the House called for an investigation into the facts of what transpired in Lekki last night.   His statement reads ''Events in my home state Lagos, last night and up until this afternoon, have left my heart heavy and my spirit disturbed. After sixty years, our democracy should have grown beyond the point where conflicting visions of nationhood result in violence on the streets and blood on the ground. It is unavoidably and painful...
European Union releases statement on the shooting of unarmed End SARS protesters in Nigeria
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European Union releases statement on the shooting of unarmed End SARS protesters in Nigeria

Josep Borrell, the High Representative/Vice-President of the European Union, has released a statement regarding the shooting of unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll gate.   On the evening of October 20, 2020, security operatives opened fire on unarmed End SARS protesters who were singing the National Anthem at the Lekki toll gate. The shooting came moments after the security cameras were removed from the toll gate and the toll gate lights were put off.   Though the governor of Lagos State says there were no fatalities, live videos from the scene and eyewitnesses account say otherwise.   Reacting to what is now being tagged the ''Lekki toll gate massacre,''  the European Union released a statement on its official website.   The statement is tagged...
“Who is he?” Falz slams Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, for banning #EndSARS protest in the state
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“Who is he?” Falz slams Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, for banning #EndSARS protest in the state

Singer Falz has slammed Governor Nyesom Wike for barring Rivers state residents from staging an #EndSARS protest.   The state government via a statement released on Monday night, October 12, banned the residents of the state from staging any protest.   This morning, Falz slammed the governor for making such a declaration. He stated that it is the constitutional right of Nigerians to stage a protest if they so will.    
Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus while on international duty for Portugal
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Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus while on international duty for Portugal

Superstar footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus while on International duty for Portugal The Juventus striker is not suffering any symptoms, but is now self-isolating and will play no part in Portugal's clash with Sweden.   The Portugal's Football Federation said in a statement: "Cristiano Ronaldo was released from the work of the National Team after a positive test for COVID-19, so he will not face Sweden.   "The Portuguese international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation.   "Following the positive case, the remaining players underwent new tests this Tuesday morning, all with a negative result, and are available to Fernando Santos for training this afternoon, in the City of Football. "The game, counting for ...
Ukraine includes 45-year-old retired goalkeeper in squad to face France after three other stoppers tested positive for COVID-19
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Ukraine includes 45-year-old retired goalkeeper in squad to face France after three other stoppers tested positive for COVID-19

Ukraine has included 45-year-old retired goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovskiy in the squad for Wednesday's friendly against France after three other keepers tested positive for COVID-19.  Shovkovskiy, who made around 90 appearances for Ukraine before his retirement in 2016, is currently assistant to head coach Andriy Shevchenko. The country's football federation (UAF) said in a statement that he is in “good physical shape” and will provide emergency backup to Georgiy Bushchan, currently, the team's only fit goalkeeper. A statement from the Ukraine FA said: "Oleksandr Shovkovskiy ended his professional career as a player in December 2016, but keeps himself in good physical shape, constantly conducting individual training.     ...
Northern Elders’ Forum DG, Yima Sen is dead
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Northern Elders’ Forum DG, Yima Sen is dead

John Yima Sen, the Director-General of the Northern Elders’ Forum has passed on at the age of 69.   The senior academic at Baze University in Abuja, died at the Garki Hospital in Abuja on Tuesday evening. October 6.   A statement released by The Coalition of Northern Groups read;   “The coalition wishes to extend its condolence to His family, The Northern Elders Forum, Baze University, the people of Benue and the country at large. His death has certainly created a huge vacuum in the hierarchy of northern mentorship and patriotism. As he sleeps on, we pray the family gets the fortitude to bear the pains of the loss."   Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki also penned down a tribute to him. He tweeted;   I am deeply saddened by the passing a...
President Trump Releases Video Statement From Hospital
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President Trump Releases Video Statement From Hospital

President Donald Trump has released the following video from the presidential suite at the Walter Reed Hospital. https://youtu.be/Vo7WgJSMU_0 However, critics say that there's something strange about the video. The White House also released pictures of the president working at the presidential suite of the hospital.
Convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein facing 6 new sexual assault charges in Los Angeles
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Convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein facing 6 new sexual assault charges in Los Angeles

Convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein has been hit with six new counts of forcible sexual assault, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on Friday.   The disgraced film mogul, who is serving a 23-year prison sentence for rape, is accused of alleged LA attacks between 2004 and 2010.   The 68-year-old was charged with three additional forcible rape felonies and three forcible oral copulation charges stemming from alleged attacks between 2004 and 2010 in Beverly Hills. The new criminal complaint expands the LA case to a total of five victims, authorities said.   Weinstein is now facing a total of 11 counts of sexual assault in Los Angeles County involving five women.   If convicted as charged in Los Angeles, the once-powerful Holl...
Tochi clears air on calling Erica ‘gold digger’
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Tochi clears air on calling Erica ‘gold digger’

BBNaija housemate, Tochi, has reacted to reports making the rounds on social media that he called Erica a gold digger. Tochi on his official Twitter page on Tuesday, explained that his words were misinterpreted. According to him, his statement was that Erica is an Igbo lady and ambitious but not a gold digger. He further apologised to those who heard or misinterpreted his words wrongly. His tweet read: “My words “Erica is Igbo like me we don’t like to suffer and she is very ambitious, since she set foot inside the house she knew what she wanted was to win I love her driving spirit” “Never called her a gold digger” and to those that heard wrong I apologise.”
Ukrainian church leader who blamed COVID-19 on gay marriage, tests positive for the virus
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Ukrainian church leader who blamed COVID-19 on gay marriage, tests positive for the virus

A prominent religious leader in Ukraine who blamed the Coronavirus pandemic on same-sex marriage has tested positive for the virus, his church announced.   Patriarch Filaret, 91, the leader of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate, contracted COVID-19 and was subsequently hospitalized, the church confirmed a statement shared on its website and on Facebook over the weekend. In a follow-up statement released on Tuesday September 8, the church said its leader’s health is “stable” as “treatment continues.” "We ask you to continue to pray for His Holiness Patriarch Filaret, so that the All-Merciful and Almighty Lord God will heal the Patriarch," the statement continued.   Back in March, Patriarch Filaret in an interview with a local Ukrainian TV station r...
Diangana: West Ham captain Noble ‘angry’ after DR Congo-born winger joined West Brom permanently
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Diangana: West Ham captain Noble ‘angry’ after DR Congo-born winger joined West Brom permanently

The DR-Congo born star completed a permanent switch to the Hawthorns after playing a crucial role in their promotion to the Premier League this season West Ham United captain Mark Noble has expressed his anger after Gary Diangana left the club to join newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion on a five-year contract. Friday's move brought an end to Diangana's 10-year stay in London having joined West Ham Academy at the age of 12. The 22-year-old joined West Brom on a season-long loan last summer after struggling to break into the Hammers' first-team, and he made a commanding statement with his return of eight goals in 30 Championship outings as Slaven Bilic's side returned to the English top-flight for the 2020-21 campaign.
Kogi election: God has the ultimate say – PDP accepts Supreme Court judgment
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Kogi election: God has the ultimate say – PDP accepts Supreme Court judgment

The Kogi State People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has accepted the verdict of the Supreme Court which upheld the victory of Alhaji Yahaya Bello as Governor of Kogi State. The party also paid tribute to its flag bearer, Engr. Musa Wada and his running mate, Hon. Sam Aro. Reacting to Monday’s Supreme Court’s ruling, the PDP in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Bode Ogunmola, said while it accepts in good faith the ruling of the Apex Court, it leaves the final judgement in the hands of God. The statement said while the higher court in the land has given its verdict, the PDP has no choice than to accept it. The statement appreciated the resilience of members and the teeming supporters of the party. It also appreciated the legal team of the party and paid tribute to...
FFK Responds To Daily Trust’s Statement Condemning Him Over Clash With Reporter
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FFK Responds To Daily Trust’s Statement Condemning Him Over Clash With Reporter

Femi Fani-Kayode has responded to the statement released by Daily Trust newspapers condemning him for clashing with one of their reporters, Eyo Charles, during a press conference in Calabar, Cross River state on Thursday, August 20. Read his statement below MY RESPONSE TO THE ASININE CLAIMS OF DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER "The Trust Newspaper, in their column titled, 'FANI-KAYODE'S ATTACK ON DAILY TRUST REPORTER: OUR STAND' has indulged in lies, deceit, double-standards and falsehood and written absolute crap. To put it mildly their claims are not only outrageous but also downright asinine.The truth is that their reporter was sent to insult me, probably with their support and knowledge, and more likely than not he was paid to do it.If it is true that he actually asked a question oth...
Lazio Put Out Amazing Statement After David Silva Moves To Real Sociedad
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Lazio Put Out Amazing Statement After David Silva Moves To Real Sociedad

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare hasn't held back in his short but punchy response to the news that David Silva snubbed the Serie A side to sign for Real Sociedad. Silva left Manchester City at the end of the season and looked to be headed for a move to the Italian capital after agreeing terms with Lazio. However on Monday night he surprised everyone as it was announced that he moved to La Liga with Sociedad instead. Now Lazio have replied with a short statement. On the club website Tare simply said, "I learnt about David Silva's transfer to Real Sociedad. I have great respect for the player, but not for the man." The Serie A side reportedly had a three year deal agreed for the player but Sociedad contacted him secretly and he changed his mind, despite the Biancocelesti r...
Victor Osimhen Apologizes To Punch Over “Na Thunder Go Fire Una” Statement
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Victor Osimhen Apologizes To Punch Over “Na Thunder Go Fire Una” Statement

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen have taken to Twitter to apologise to Nigerian news outlet Punch for the language he used in replying them few days ago. Recall that the newspaper published a post where the new Napoli recruit was alleged to have made a statement of emulating club legend Diego Maradona of which he debunked by writing: "I never said such a thing, y’all copy paste journalist just like to fabricate lies, since the passing of my late father I haven’t grant any interview whatsoever, stop this nonsense else na thunder go fire una." He wrote via Twitter late on Sunday night: As much as I dislike being misquoted or taken out of context by the media, I want to apologise to @MobilePunch and other journalists that felt offended for the type of language I used in my ear...
If Will Smith wants to get back at Jada, I’m here’ – Porn star Teanna Trump
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If Will Smith wants to get back at Jada, I’m here’ – Porn star Teanna Trump

Porn Star, Teanna Trump, has asked Hollywood actor Will Smith to reach out to her if he wants to retaliate at Jada Pinkett Smith for cheating on him.   Jada and husband, Will, appeared on the 'Red table talk' recently to address statement made by singer August Alsina alleging he had a romantic relationship with Jada in 2016 after Will Smith gave him his blessing.     In the interview, Will revealed he had forgiven Jada as they were seperated at the time she had an affair with Alsina. Not convinced that Will is okay with what happened, Teanna Trump has offered herself as a likely cheating partner if Will Smith ever wants to take a revenge.   She tweeted; 'If Will wants to get back at Jada, im here'   More photos of the pornstar ...
Internet Fraudster Convicted for Defrauding an American of $2,500
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Internet Fraudster Convicted for Defrauding an American of $2,500

An internet fraudster, Timileyin Awojodu, has been convicted for defrauding an American citizen of $2,500 after posing with the name 'Troy Stone' and using nude pictures to lure his victim. On Monday July 13, a High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, convicted Timileyin Awojodu, after listening to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) prosecutor, Abdurasheed Sulaeman, say Timileyin obtained the money from his American victim fraudulently. The prosecutor revealed Timileyin fraudulently worked with the con name 'Troy Stone' he used in defrauding his victim. The prosecutor while making his case tendered the money recovered from the convict, one iPhone 7, confessional statement made by Awojodu and nude pictures printed on his mail. Timileyin was found guilty by ...
Statement By President Buhari On Nigeria’s Attainment Of Wild-polio-free Status
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Statement By President Buhari On Nigeria’s Attainment Of Wild-polio-free Status

I congratulate all Nigerians as our country attains this historic status of being free from the Wild Polio Virus. So many partners, local and international, have contributed tirelessly to this feat — we are deeply grateful to each and every one of you. This achievement reflects the resilient spirit of Nigerians, in particular the strength and capacity of our health workers, who drew resources and support from multiple sectors to deal a final blow to the Wild Polio Virus. This achievement is not only one of the great successes of this generation of Nigerians but also one of the obvious dividends of this administration, which is consistent with our progressive investment in the health of our people since 2015. This landmark achievement is also a promise kept to all Nigerians. As...
Drama As Akwa Ibom Seals Christ Embassy Church After This Happened
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Drama As Akwa Ibom Seals Christ Embassy Church After This Happened

Akwa Ibom State Government has sealed off a Christ Embassy church in Uyo, the state capital for allegedly flouting guidelines for reopening of churches amid the coronavirus pandemic, The PUNCH reports. The Secretary to the State Government, Emmanuel Ekuwem, who announced the development in a statement on Sunday, expressed dismay at the action of the pastors and members who reportedly attacked members of the state COVID-19 monitoring team. Ekuwem said, “Today, Sunday 21 June, 2020, the Akwa Ibom State Government and the Christian Association of Nigeria Monitoring Team, while on a routine compliance/inspection visit to the Christ Embassy Church, Nung Akpa Ime branch, State House of Assembly Road, off Nsikak Eduok Avenue to enforce the guidelines and protocols adopted to prevent communi...
Obaseki Issues Statement On His Defection To PDP
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Obaseki Issues Statement On His Defection To PDP

The Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State,  has finally spoken on his defection to the People Democratic Party, PDP. Obaseki, in a statement seen by us, revealed that his new membership of the PDP was to enable him contest for a second term as Governor of the State. He stated that he plans to continue good governance and sustainable development for the state. "I have officially joined the Official Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nigeria to advance my ambition to seek re-election as Governor of Edo State." "I, as always, remain committed to engendering good governance and sustainable development of our dear state," he stated. MCI earlier reported that Obaseki's exit from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC came as a result of his disqualification from contesting the part...
Toke Makinwa reacts to statement from executive jets on Naira Marley flight
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Toke Makinwa reacts to statement from executive jets on Naira Marley flight

Media personality, Toke Makinwa has shared her thoughts on the statement released by Executives Jets Services concerning Naira Marley . The on-air personality pointed out that calling Naira Marley and his crew ‘A bunch of useless people’ was totally unnecessary. Sharing on Twitter, she went further to advise companies to hire good PR personnel. Sharing on Twitter, she wrote in part: “…calling someone or a bunch of people “useless” is so distasteful and uncouth.” See Her Post Here:  
Naira Marley: ‘It is ridiculous to link me with non-compliant flight’ – Fashola tells Executive Jets chairman
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Naira Marley: ‘It is ridiculous to link me with non-compliant flight’ – Fashola tells Executive Jets chairman

Babatunde Fashola, Minister of works has reacted to the flight saga of mistaken identity with Naira Marley. The Executive Jets Chairman, Sam Iwuajoku, who flew Naira Marley to Abuja for a concert, had apologized to the federal government. The apology came after the federal government on Monday suspended its operations. Iwuajoku, in a letter sent to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the airline airlifted Naira Marley after mixing up his identity with Minister Fashola Babatunde. Reacting, Fashola in a statement on Tuesday by his Special Adviser on Communications, Hakeem Bello, described Iwuajoku’s statement as ridiculous. His statement read: “The attention of the Office of the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN, has been drawn to a let...
US Secretary Of State, Mike Pompeo Issues Statement About Nigerian Fraudsters
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US Secretary Of State, Mike Pompeo Issues Statement About Nigerian Fraudsters

U.S. Sanctions Nigerian Cyber Actors for Targeting U.S. Businesses and Individuals PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 16, 2020 Technological advancements that provide greater interconnectivity also offer greater opportunity for exploitation by malicious actors who target at-risk Americans. Today, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control took action against six Nigerian nationals, pursuant to Executive Order 13694 as amended, for conducting an elaborate online scheme to steal more than $6 million from victims across the United States. The six individuals designated today manipulated their victims to gain access to their sensitive information and financial resources. The U.S. ...
‘She is still very young’ – Oshoala deepens Enganamouit’s retirement confusion
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‘She is still very young’ – Oshoala deepens Enganamouit’s retirement confusion

The Nigeria striker has said that her former Cameroonian teammate is far from quitting football after Tuesday's retirement news Asisat Oshoala has deepened the confusion around Gaelle Enganamouit's retirement reports by delivering a contrary statement, claiming the Cameroon star was "misquoted". Cameroon's Enganamouit has been without a club since she mutually parted ways with Spanish side Malaga in April 2019 after a recurring injury since 2016 left her struggling for playing time. On Tuesday, June 9, which was her 28th birthday, she took to social media to announce her retirement from football, writing the “End Thanks for all” after informing close friends.
Police arrest man, two others over rape of step-daughter, corps member
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Police arrest man, two others over rape of step-daughter, corps member

The Police Command in Akwa Ibom State has arrested three suspects for different cases of defiling minors. One of them, a 55-year-old man, allegedly raped his step-daughter. Police Relations Officer, CSP Nnudam Fredrick, made this known in a statement on Tuesday. He noted that the man forcefully slept with the 15 years old teenager. Police said the indigene of Odot 1 village in Nsit Atai LGA, chased the victim out of the house when he discovered that she was pregnant. The statement added that a corps member on primary assignment in Uyo was gang-raped by two persons, Ofonime Essien and Frank Okon, when she went to charge her phone in their house. Similarly, one Ekemini Asuquo, 38, confessed that he lured a 14-year-old girl with N1,500 to a hotel where he raped her. The P...