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Gunmen Kill Former Nasarawa Education Secretary, Kidnap 20 Travellers in Nasarawa
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Gunmen Kill Former Nasarawa Education Secretary, Kidnap 20 Travellers in Nasarawa

20 people traveling to Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa state have been abducted by gunmen who also killed the former education secretary of Nasarawa local government area of the state, Malami Salihu. The 20 kidnapped victims were traveling in three vehicles and were intercepted on Tuesday afternoon along Mungi Sharp Conner in Buga Gwari, Gadabuke area of Toto LGA, by the gunmen who marched them into a bush. Secretary of Gadabuke emirate council, Abdullahi Baba told The Nation that the late Salihu was among those kidnapped but his lifeless body was later found in the bush near the road. Baba said; “The former education secretary was traveling alongside his friend in a private vehicle and was also taken away with others but his dead body was later found in a nearby bus...
Truck Crushes two Brothers on Their Way to Visit Their Mother in Ekiti
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Truck Crushes two Brothers on Their Way to Visit Their Mother in Ekiti

Two brothers were crushed by a truck while travelling to pay their mother a visit in Ekiti State. The brothers, Ojo Hezekiah Abidemi (aka Fresh Strawberry), 25, and Ojo Ayomide, 21, died at the scene of the accident in Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State. It was gathered that the deceased, who are both students of University of Nigeria affiliate to College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, were on their way to visit their mother on Friday, August 7th, 2020 when the tragic incident happened. "The brothers were on their way to visit their mum who’s based in Akure and stopped by a fuel station and according to eye witnesses as they were coming out of the fuel station, an oncoming truck rammed into them. "The driver of the truck ran away while the victims were both rushed to a nearby h...
Gunmen Abduct Military Officer in Ondo
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Gunmen Abduct Military Officer in Ondo

A military officer has been kidnapped by gunmen along Auga-Akoko in Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State. The officer, identified as Captain Gana was reportedly travelling alone in his car when he was kidnapped and taken into a nearby bush. ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, the Public Relations Officer of Ondo State Police Command confirmed the incident to Channels TV. According to him, the military officer was on his way from Abuja to Ibadan when he was accosted by the gunmen who abducted him in the Auga-Akoko area of Ondo State. “He was taken into a nearby bush and the abductors allowed him to call a relation who informed our men in the Ikare-Akoko division. “Unfortunately, before a team of police detectives got to the area, he had been moved away from the place, but ...
Kaduna govt quarantines 50 for violating ban on interstate travel
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Kaduna govt quarantines 50 for violating ban on interstate travel

50 people who violated the ban on interstate travel have been quarantined by the Kaduna State government at the State’s NYSC camp. They will be in isolation for 14 days to ensure they are COVID-19 free. The Special Adviser to governor Nasir El-Rufai on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, in a statement he issued, explained that 27 travellers were the first set taken to the NYSC quarantine Centre on Sunday, while 23 others were brought in on Monday. He stated that the federal and the State quarantine orders currently in force prohibit non-essential travel, stressing that the State would no longer offer the option of quarantine for persons travelling illegally. The statement explained that with the exception of persons on essential duty, anybody attempting to enter Kaduna St...
Man Crushed to Death while Making Video Call in Ogun
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Man Crushed to Death while Making Video Call in Ogun

A man was reportedly crushed to death while on video call along the Abeokuta-Sagamu highway in Ogun State. In a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, the young man, Olajide Asade, who was said to be around 26 years old was travelling from Abeokuta to Ajah in Lagos State before the incident happened. It was gathered that the Madza vehicle in which he was travelling in ran out of fuel while the driver parked off the highway and went to buy fuel. All the passengers in the vehicle reportedly alighted from the vehicle. The victim, according to the statement, was said to have crossed to the other side of the highway to continue with his calls while the driver went to buy fuel at the nearest filling s...
Enyimba players attacked by armed robbers
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Enyimba players attacked by armed robbers

Enyimba’s team bus was attacked by armed robbers on Thursday, as they returned from a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game. The Peoples Elephant had beaten Adamawa United 2-0 in Gombe and were travelling back to their base in Aba, Abia State. They were attacked in Okigwe, Imo State. The incident left forward, Cyril Olisema injured with minor cuts. “They were telling us to stop, be as we noticed they were not law enforcement, we told our driver not to stop. “He sped up and one of them stoned the window with iron, so it broke and injured [Olisema],” Defender Stephen Egbe told ESPN.
Coronavirus: FG Will Not Ban Nigerians From Travelling To China – Lai Mohammed
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Coronavirus: FG Will Not Ban Nigerians From Travelling To China – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government will not stop Nigerians from travelling to China or any other country where coronavirus has manifested. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known while addressing newsmen shortly after a meeting of the inter-ministerial and multi-sectoral committee on coronavirus held at the Ministry of Health, Abuja on Friday. He said that rather than impose a travel ban, there will be travel advisory that will help Nigerians who wish to visit China to do so without any encumbrances to their health and wellbeing. “We know it is a bit difficult to ban people from travelling. “Another thing is that this is not a basis to stigmatise people who come from there. “Even if we have Nigerians who are there unless they indicate interest that ...
Thousands of Kobe and Gianna Bryant Mourners Attend their Memorial Service at Staples Center (
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Thousands of Kobe and Gianna Bryant Mourners Attend their Memorial Service at Staples Center (

The memorial service for Kobe Brayant and his daughter Gianna is currently holding at Staples Center with thousands of people in attendance including famous celebrities. The NBA legend, 41, with his 13-year-old daughter tragically died along with seven others when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed near Calabasas, California on Sunday, Jan. 26th. They were on their way to basketball practice when the helicopter they were in crashed, killing everyone on board. See more photos below.
First Class Flight: Bobrisky’s Cover Has Been Blown
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First Class Flight: Bobrisky’s Cover Has Been Blown

The cross dresser and Instagram influencer, Bobrisky made a post this morning where he said he flew First Class again while travelling. In his words people are not allowed to fly First Class twice in a week but then he’s a rich babe and no one can dare stop him. An Instagram user took to the comment section to debunk all that Bobrisky said. She said she flew economy class and Bobrisky was also in there. She further recounted that Bob’s face is filled with rashes and that social media is a scam. People of God, our very own Bobrisky has been called out. He’s yet to respond to that comment but he’s fans are sure not happy with this. Do you think Bobrisky has been pretending all this while? Is his own First Class, audio First Class?
Buhari and his Family are now Objects of Orchestrated Falsehood Coming from Enemies of National Cohesion – Presidency
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Buhari and his Family are now Objects of Orchestrated Falsehood Coming from Enemies of National Cohesion – Presidency

The Presidency has raised an alarm of President Buhari and his family being under fake news attack from people it described as "enemies of national cohesion". The disclosure was made in a statement released by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina, in which he debunked report of his principal travelling to the United Kingdom for 20 days before proceeding to Saudi Arabia and then Austria. The presidency urged Nigerians to be discriminatory about what they accept as credible information, and restrain themselves from sharing what they have not authenticated as genuine. Read the statement below; BEWARE, MERCHANTS OF FAKE NEWS ON THE PROWL – PRESIDENCY Purveyors of fake and concocted Information are currently on overdrive, and Nigerians are u...
Bishop Oyedepo Denied US Visa
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Bishop Oyedepo Denied US Visa

The General Overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo was denied visa by the Lagos office of the United States Embassy on Thursday January 30. Why Bishop Oyedepo was denied a US visa by the embassy wasn't made clear but he was given the standard default explanation of not being qualified for visa renewal and was urged to try again. But ace comedian Bovi who was denied US visa few weeks ago, was lucky with the embassy this time, as he was issued the visa. However his wife, Kris Asimonye Ugboma was not as lucky as she was denied the travelling document. Eyewitnesses alleged that the Pastor and businessman created a scene at the facility as he insisted that he has not violated any rules or committed any crime to have warranted being ...
Michael Jordan Reacts to Death of Kobe Bryant, Gianna
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Michael Jordan Reacts to Death of Kobe Bryant, Gianna

NBA legend, Michael Jordan has expressed shock over the death of Kobe Bryant. Kobe was travelling on Sunday with at least 9 other people in his private helicopter when his helicopter went down and fire broke out. Kobe’s daughter Gianna was also reported to have been on board the helicopter and died alongside her father in the crash in Calabasas on Sunday. Kobe who used a helicopter to travel for years was known for commuting from Newport Beach, CA to the STAPLES Center in DTLA in his Sikorsky S-76 chopper. The former Los Angeles Lakers star described the news of Kobe’s death as ‘painful’ even as he described him as ‘a little brother, fierce competitor, one of the greats of the game and a creative force.” Jordan’s spokesperson in a statement wrote: “I am in shock over...
China Locks Down Two Cities to Curb Virus Outbreak
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China Locks Down Two Cities to Curb Virus Outbreak

China locked down nearly 20 million in two cities at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday, banning planes and trains from leaving in an unprecedented move aimed at containing the disease which has already spread to other countries. The respiratory virus has claimed 17 lives since emerging from a seafood and animal market in Wuhan, infected hundreds of other people nationwide and been detected as far away as the United States. Streets and shopping centres in Wuhan, a major port city in central Hubei province with a population of 11 million people, were eerily quiet after authorities told residents not to leave town “without a special reason”. Trains and planes out of Wuhan were indefinitely suspended, tollways on roads out the city were closed, leading to fea...
Seven Adults, two children Burnt  in Fatal Accident in Ogun
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Seven Adults, two children Burnt in Fatal Accident in Ogun

No fewer than nine people, seven adults and two children were burnt to death after a commercial bus went up in flames while on motion, at Ijebu-Ife area, along Ore-Ijebu-Ode-Sagamu expressway today Thursday January 16th. A statement from the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Command,  said the 19-seater bus belonging to a transport company, was reportedly travelling from the Eastern part of the country to Lagos, before the unfortunate happened. The State FRSC Public Education Officer, Superintendent Route Commander, Florence Okpe, said the vehicle according to one of the survivors carried chemical substances suspected to be inflammable. She said her men upon receiving reports of the fire incident, moved swiftly and were able to contain the fire. “The FRSC rescue tea...
See The Shocking Moment A Motorcyclist Was Sent Flying Through The Air After Collision With Car (Video)
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See The Shocking Moment A Motorcyclist Was Sent Flying Through The Air After Collision With Car (Video)

A motorcycle rider was flung 15ft into the air after being hit by a motorist driving on the wrong side of the road in the UK. The 35-year-old rider was hit head-on by the driver travelling at 70mph in a 'high-powered' Subaru car in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Driver Florian Pratt, from Nottingham, was jailed for 16 months at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday after admitting causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He was seen swerving onto the wrong side of the road while going around a bend in the footage, captured on April 28 last year. The experienced rider, who is from Barnsley but doesn't want to be named, suffered a broken back, broken sternum and broken wrist in the devastating smash. The footage shows the car driving down the quiet country road with acres of fi...
I lost it all – Nigerian Mother Speaks after her Three Children’s Death in New Year’s Crash in Canada
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I lost it all – Nigerian Mother Speaks after her Three Children’s Death in New Year’s Crash in Canada

Uche Osagie, a Nigerian mother who lost her three children in a car accident which occurred on New Year’s Day has cried out. Narrating how the devastating and unimaginable loss occurred, Uche said her three children died in the collission which took place at northern Ontario highway while on her way to file an appeal for permanent status in Canada. The Nigerian mother who fled Nigeria eight years ago with her two oldest children for a better life in Canada, said she was travelling to Toronto to get a lawyer to file a federal appeal after receiving a letter that her second appeal had been denied.   The distraught mother said; "I thought I was doing the best thing for them to bring them to Canada to give them a better life, but I don’t know anymore. "The celebr...
Iran: Reconsider Travelling To Nigeria, US Warns Citizens
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Iran: Reconsider Travelling To Nigeria, US Warns Citizens

Following the Friday killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a drone airstrike, the United States has cautioned Americans to reconsider travelling to or across Nigeria. The US Embassy in Nigeria, in a statement on its website, admonished American citizens to review their personal security measures, be prudent and keep a low profile. Stating that it had no specific security threat information, the mission advised US nationals in Nigeria to stay alert in public places, including schools, hospitals, government facilities, places of worship, tourist locations, and transportation hubs. The security advisory, which was dated January 3, 2020, also asked them to review and alter travel routes and times to reduce time and place predictability. It read, “Due to recent world ev...
US Denies Carrying Airstrike that killed 6 Iraqi Militias
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US Denies Carrying Airstrike that killed 6 Iraqi Militias

The United States government has denied carrying out an airstrike which killed 6 high-profile members of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), an umbrella group of Iran-backed militias. Multiple reports alleged that the PMF members were travelling in a three-car convoy north of Baghdad, when the strike occurred. While Iraqi State TV said the latest strike which left three others injured was carried out by the US, the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State said on Saturday January 4 that it did not conduct any air strikes near Camp Taji north of Baghdad. Spokesperson for the Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), Colonel Myles B. Caggins III tweeted; "FACT: The Coalition @CJTFOIR did NOT conduct airstrikes near Camp Taji (north of Baghdad) in recent days." Iraq's military...
Club World Cup: Liverpool 20 Man Travelling Squad Confirmed
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Club World Cup: Liverpool 20 Man Travelling Squad Confirmed

Liverpool have confirmed a 20-man travelling squad for the FIFA Club World Cup. The Reds fly to Qatar today before entering the tournament at the semi-final stage on Wednesday, with Monterrey their opponents in Doha. Dejan Lovren is not included after sustaining a muscle injury against Salzburg earlier this week, but Georginio Wijnaldum does travel following his withdrawal in the second half of the win over Watford. Club World Cup squad: Alisson, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Milner, Keita, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Gomez, Adrian, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Lonergan, Shaqiri, Robertson, Origi, Jones, Alexander-Arnold, Williams.
“Air Peace Shocked Me This Morning, Blocked Me From Travelling” – Joe Igbokwe
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“Air Peace Shocked Me This Morning, Blocked Me From Travelling” – Joe Igbokwe

The Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on gutter affairs, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, has cried out after Airpeace stopped him from travelling through their airline. In a statement made available to Igbere TV on Tuesday, Igbokwe said it pains him to no end that the management of Air Peace can do this to me. He alleged that he was blocked from travelling through the airline because he criticised the Airpeace. The statement reads, AIR PEACE SHOCKED ME THIS MORNING AND BLOCKED ME FROM TRAVELING TO ABUJA WITH THE AIRLINE. Last year December 14 2018 I travelled with Air Piece airline to Enugu on my way to Makurdi for a meeting of Conference of APC Publicity Secretaries, CAPS. On our way to Enugu the Aircraft developed a fault that led to loss of pressure and this created unimaginable pan...
Buhari Didn’t Undermine Osinbajo By Travelling Without NASS Notice – Omoworare
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Buhari Didn’t Undermine Osinbajo By Travelling Without NASS Notice – Omoworare

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare, on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari did not undermine the office of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, by travelling without transmitting a letter that would allow him to act, to the National Assembly. Omoworare who addressed journalists in Abuja alongside his colleague in the House of Representatives, Mr. Umar El-Yakub, insisted that the President was free to perform his functions from anywhere in the world. He said, “Contrary to the claims by some individuals and groups, The President has not in any way undermined or relegated the office of the Vice President. He has no reason to do so. “I don’t think there is any way or manner that the office of the Vice Pres...
Two Liverpool Fans Miss Win In Genk After Accidentally Travelling to Gent Instead
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Two Liverpool Fans Miss Win In Genk After Accidentally Travelling to Gent Instead

Two Liverpool supporters were left red-faced last night after accidentally booking tickets to Gent instead of Genk in order to watch their team play. The duo came to Belgium for the Genk-Liverpool match, but inadvertently became stranded in Gent after getting the two destinations mixed up. The hapless pair didn't even realize their mistake until 30 minutes before kick-off, after they were spotted by locals wandering the town centre in search of Genk's stadium, clutching their tickets in hand. They eventually accepted their embarrassing blunder and instead opted to watch the game in a local Irish bar and taking an awkward selfie to commemorate the occasion. After being tracked down by a local Belgian radio station, the men later revealed that they had both shelled out over £19...
NYSC Confirms Abduction of Corps Member in Borno
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NYSC Confirms Abduction of Corps Member in Borno

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Monday confirmed the abduction of a male corps member, Abraham Amuta, by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that Borno State Coordinator, Mr Rabiu Aminu, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Maiduguri. Aminu disclosed that the corps member was abducted alongside a pastor with the Living Faith Church, simply identified as Oyeleke, in an attack coordinated by the insurgents against motorists on Maiduguri to Chibok road on April 10. He disclosed that the corps member with Registration Number: BO18b/067; was deployed to Borno State Council of Arts and Culture, located in Maiduguri. The coordinator lamented that the corps member was abducted while travelling together w...
US Government Warns Citizens About Travelling to Nigeria, 34 Other Countries
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US Government Warns Citizens About Travelling to Nigeria, 34 Other Countries

The US Department of State has cautioned its citizens to “reconsider travel to Nigeria because violent crime, such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, rape and piracy, is common throughout the country.” In a travel advisory published on its website, which contains information on the safety and security of US travellers, Nigeria was listed among 35 countries with a ‘K’ indicator, that indicates where its citizens could be at risk of getting kidnapped or taken hostage. “The new ‘K’ indicator is part of our ongoing commitment to provide clear and comprehensive travel safety information to U.S. citizens so they can make informed travel decisions. “The Travel Advisories for 35 countries have been updated to include a “K” indicator...
Nigerian Man Dies on Delta Airlines Flight from Atlanta to Lagos
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Nigerian Man Dies on Delta Airlines Flight from Atlanta to Lagos

A 54-year-old Nigerian man travelling on a Delta Air Line Flight DL54 from Atlanta, USA was yesterday afternoon Monday March 11th, found unresponsive before the plane landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA). According to reports, the man who was ill before boarding the plane, died three minutes before the aircraft landed on Nigerian soil. A statement issued by Air Lines media consultant, Mohammed Abdullahi, reads “A passenger on Delta Flight DL54 travelling from Atlanta to Lagos on March 11, was found unresponsive before landing. Local medical professionals met the plane upon arrival and confirmed the passenger had sadly passed away.  Delta extends its deepest condolences to the family at this sad time. As a matter of passenger privacy, Delta will not release...
Ghanaian Actor Slams Woman for Saying Alcohol Drinkers Don’t Have Sense
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Ghanaian Actor Slams Woman for Saying Alcohol Drinkers Don’t Have Sense

Ghanaian actor, Nana Tornado has slammed gospel singer Diana Asamoah for speaking against alcohol drinkers. Diana Asamoah recently used the Bible to warn against alcohol drinking because those that partake in such don’t have sense. According to her, those who support the drinking of alcohol can never allow a drunk driver drive them. Reacting to her stance, Nana Tornado slammed her by saying she’s a mad woman. “Diana Asamoah is a mad woman…The Bible even tells us that her Jesus Christ got drunk and slept deeply whilst travelling by ship on the sea with his disciples and the disciples had to scream his name several times before he woke up.” Tornado alleged.
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6 Tips to Save Money While Travelling in Europe

Summer plans are often one of the highlights of the year. It offers a chance for people to spend quality time with their family or friends. Cost, of course, has always been an issue when it comes to planning a trip to Europe. Here are some tips that I have picked. I think this would offer opportunities to cut down on your vacation expenses and will enable you to enjoy your trip without worrying about money so much.  1. Book your tickets early. Planning a trip across several European countries, as most people do, getting from one to next can add to your overall expenses significantly if you don't book early. Take the time to look for good ticket deals by booking your flights several months in advance. It takes time to compare airfares since flights can be a lot cheaper especi...
Prince Philip Involved In Car Accident
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Prince Philip Involved In Car Accident

Prince Philip involved in car accident close to the Sandringham Estate while driving in his car, which had a collision with another vehicle on the road. Buckingham Palace confirmed the 97-year-old was not injured in the collision at 3.30pm on the A149, near West Newton in Norfolk, Metro UK reports. The Duke of Edinburgh was pulling out from a driveway in his Range Rover when the accident happened. Norfolk Police said officers were called to the Sandringham Estate shortly before 3pm ‘following reports of a collision involving two cars’. A spokesman added that police and ambulance crews attended and two people in one of the vehicles suffered minor injuries. A palace spokeswoman confirmed the duke was driving when the accident happened. She added: ‘He saw a doctor as a ...
Shehu, Onazi Miss Trip To Tunisia
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Shehu, Onazi Miss Trip To Tunisia

As the Super Eagles prepare to depart on Monday for the reverse leg of the 2019 AFCON doubleheader against Libya in Sfax, Tunisia, two influential members of the squad, Ogenyi Onazi and Abdullahi Shehu won’t be travelling with the team. Coach Gernot Rohr disclosed that Shehu, who was stretchered out of the match in Uyo will not recover fully before the Tuesday match, while Onazi who has been sidelined due to injury for some time now was definitely out of the squad.
Betty Irabor Shares An Interesting Encounter She Had When She Flew Economy And People Couldn’t Believe It
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Betty Irabor Shares An Interesting Encounter She Had When She Flew Economy And People Couldn’t Believe It

Ms Betty Irabor has narrated a very interesting encounter she had while travelling premium economy on Virgin Atlantic. The CEO of Genevieve Magazine said she was bombarded with questions from fans who couldn't believe someone like her would be flying economy and they kept asking if she was downgraded. She went on to use the experience as a lesson to people and advised her followers to live their lives for themselves, not to meet other people's expectations of them. She wrote: A while ago I travelled Premium economy on Virgin Atlantic and sat comfortably at my seat waiting to enjoy a great flight. But my peace and quiet was not to be cos a few people were embarrassed (on my behalf I guess) by my class of travel. “Aunty Betty, were you downgraded” someone asked, really concern...
Paris Hilton Postpones Her Wedding To Chris Zylka
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Paris Hilton Postpones Her Wedding To Chris Zylka

Billionaire Heiress and singer, Paris Hilton, 37, has postponed her wedding to fiance Chris Zylka, 33, because she is reportedly too busy with work at the moment. Sources close to Hilton told The Blast that she has taken on far too many work commitments. She is rumored to be going on a tour to promote her new fragrance starting in November, around the same time that her wedding was originally scheduled. Hilton's friends say that her first priority is to plan the "wedding of the century." The heiress wants to dedicate all of her time and energy to arranging the event, so much so that she has accepted a longer timeline. You really can't rush perfection, as they say. At the time of their engagement, Hilton quickly set a date of Nov. 11 for the happy occasion. Sources said that the 11/11 "m...
‘Ban Unemployed Nigerians From Travelling To Saudi Arabia’ – Nigerian Ambassador, Muhammad Modibbo
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‘Ban Unemployed Nigerians From Travelling To Saudi Arabia’ – Nigerian Ambassador, Muhammad Modibbo

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Muhammadu Modibbo has urged the federal government to ban unemployed Nigerians from traveling to the country in search of jobs, to save Nigeria’s image. Modibbo made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Makkah, Saudi Arabia saying ”I have sent a letter through the Foreign Affairs Ministry for government to ban such people from coming here (Saudi) because they are suffering. I am also appealing to Nigerians to try as much as possible to get something doing in Nigeria instead of coming here because it is not easy. Thousands of people from various countries have left here”. He said that the embassy was also concerned about the increasing cases of women working as maids that are being abused, and some unscrupulous Nigeria...
Dismissed US Soldier Arrested For Defrauding Visa Seekers
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Dismissed US Soldier Arrested For Defrauding Visa Seekers

The gallant operatives of the Nigerian Police Force in Owerri, the Imo state capital have apprehended a dismissed soldier for allegedly defrauding unsuspecting Nigerians. A dismissed U.S soldier identified as Garrick Slacks, who came to Nigeria with the sole aim of defrauding ladies with fake promises of marriage and helping them secure visas and other travelling documents to America, has been arrested by the Police from the Imo state command. According to Southern City news, Garrick was arrested on Saturday July 28th. A police source said Garrick would collect money from his victims and immediately relocate to another area where he would also defraud other women. “He was a serial fraudster who had used his position as a foreigner to defraud Nigerians, who are desperate to tra...
Flooding: Houses Submerged, Commuters Stranded in Nasarawa
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Flooding: Houses Submerged, Commuters Stranded in Nasarawa

COMMUTERS traveling through Lafia- Akwanga Federal Highway linking North—East parts of the country were yesterday left stranded for several hours, following the triennial rain fall that flooded the highway making it impossible for vehicular movement within Lafia Akwanga road. Flooding in Port Harcourt after heavy rainfall. File photo  Vanguard recalled that the rain, which began at the early hours of Friday lasted until early hours of Saturday, leaving the only highway linking Abuja, Jos and other parts of the north flooded at the time of filling this report. Both the commuters and the residents of Lafia, Akwanga and its environs called on the Federal Government to find solution to the situation, which they attributed to the narrow nature of the high. A businessman, Mr. Joshua...
Man Hacked To Death By Cutlass-Weilding Thugs While Travelling In Nasarawa
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Man Hacked To Death By Cutlass-Weilding Thugs While Travelling In Nasarawa

According to reports, a traveller was hacked to death by suspected robbers along Andaha Road, Akwanga, Nasarawa State. One other passenger who happens to be the brother of the deceased was also attacked and injured by the same hoodlums suspected to be Fulani men. One of the suspects was reportedly arrested with a cutlass and also got himself injured following a stiff battle with their victims. The suspect is currently in police detention.
Cameroon Minister, Basil Kuna Who Was Sacked & Barred From Travelling Arrested In Nigeria
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Cameroon Minister, Basil Kuna Who Was Sacked & Barred From Travelling Arrested In Nigeria

A former Cameroonian minister, Basil Atangana Kuna was caught by Interpol on Wednesday night in Nigeria and transported via a plane to Yaoundé in handcuffs. The former minister of water and energy minister was arrested in Nigeria and flown home on Thursday escorted by police officers – amid a crackdown on high-level corruption. Basile Atangana Kouna was removed from his ministerial position during President Paul Biya’s March 2 cabinet reshuffle. He had already been ordered the previous month not to leave the country. It was not clear what charges Atangana Kouna was facing, but there was speculation on Thursday that he was arrested as part of an anti-corruption drive known as Operation Sparrowhawk. Three men – a former Ministry of Public Works official, the head of a state company, and t...
Cameroonian Artist Tzy Panchak Under Fire For Travelling To The U.S Amid Country’s Unrest
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Cameroonian Artist Tzy Panchak Under Fire For Travelling To The U.S Amid Country’s Unrest

There have been calls to bycott Cameroonian star, Tzy Panchak's shows in the USA after the musician traveled to the states amid the unrest in Cameroon which saw at least 16 dead.. The star who hails from Kumba, Southern Cameroon, and is signed to US based label,Blu Nation , is billed to perform at the Afrimma Awards in Houston Texas on October 8th .He is also set for a US Tour shortly after. However, those behind the Ambazonia struggle say she shouldn't have traveled as they fight for independence from French Cameroon . Moreover those struggling for the Amazonian state say people shouldn't attend his show because he granted an interview and didn't mention the killings. A claim which turns out to be false .However, his legion of fans are behind him as they maintain he has done n...
Manchester United Edges Real Madrid On Penalty
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Manchester United Edges Real Madrid On Penalty

Jose Mourinho has challenged Anthony Martial to produce the goods on a more consistent basis after the Manchester United frontman caught the eye against Real Madrid. Martial produced a scintillating weaving run to set up Jesse Lingard’s opening goal in United’s 1-1 draw against Real in the International Champions Cup at Santa Clara, California, on Sunday, albeit the French international blazed over from the spot in the penalty shootout that followed the draw. The 21-year-old shone during his impressive debut campaign at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal two years ago, yet struggled under Mourinho last season — prompting speculation that he could be on the move this summer. But after Martial looked back to his best, Mourinho admitted that talent is not the issue for the United forw...
Mel B’s Mom Barred From Travelling To US To Be Around Troubled Star
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Mel B’s Mom Barred From Travelling To US To Be Around Troubled Star

Mel B ’s mum was barred from flying to Los Angeles to be at the troubled star’s side. Andrea Brown wanted to support the former Spice Girl as she goes through her increasingly bitter divorce from hubby Stephen Belafonte . But she said she was told the American ­embassy would not allow her to travel as her paperwork was invalid. The blow came a week after she ­revealed she was thankful Mel was alive after “10 years of worry”. Devastated Andrea tweeted: “Tears at what Melanie’s going through and the embassy wouldn’t let me fly out.” She had earlier revealed the travel problem by saying: “Anyone going 2 USA 4 3month make sure it’s 90days I stayed 91 10yrs ago so my esta [electronic visa application] invalid.” Her frustration came as Mel, 42, was pictured with daughter Phoenix Chi, 18, ­ou...
Man Who Stole Phones In Delta Caught By Vigilante Members
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Man Who Stole Phones In Delta Caught By Vigilante Members

A young man simply identified as Ifunanya, a native of Ibusa but resides in Ogwashi-Uku area in Delta state. According to reports, he earns a living by travelling from Ogwashi-Uku to Agbor everyday to steal phones. His evil deeds came to a halt this week as he was apprehended by the gallant members of Agbor Gha Ihun,a security outfit in Agbor,after a successful operation in the area.
Boarding A Taxi In Lagos? Read This
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Boarding A Taxi In Lagos? Read This

Boarding taxis in Lagos may come with mixed feelings. There are 2 different types of taxis in the Lagos metropolis, the government controlled through the NURTW which are mostly in yellow and black stripes and the private owned types, these are mostly in good conditions and their approach to customers are quite impressive unlike the yellow cab where 85% of the drivers are mostly old men who are in their 50s or 60s. Boarding a taxi may require some extra tips for newbies or those who have been used to the system, as the adage says, Life is a teacher, the more we live, the more we learn. The following tips may help you in making a right decision. 1. Negotiate your price before you board the taxi Nothing gets these guys more mad than when you refuse to give the their correct fare, a lady w...
Nail Bomb Detonates In Russia Metro Station, 10 Dead, Injuring 50
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Nail Bomb Detonates In Russia Metro Station, 10 Dead, Injuring 50

Two suspected terrorists are on the run after a nail bomb planted in a St Petersburg train ripped through the carriages - killing at least 10 people and injury 50 today.Several Russian media outlets have released the CCTV picture of the bearded suspect who was wearing a long, black top and a hat blamed for causing the carnage by detonating a bomb that was packed with shrapnel.The terrifying incident took place on a train that was travelling between Sennaya Ploshchad and Sadovaya metro stations. A second explosive device disguised as a fire extinguisher was found and defused in a nearby station.Nobody has claimed responsibility for the explosion, but previous attacks on Russia have been blamed on ISIS and Chechens.A search warrant has now been issued for two people in connection with the at...
Passengers Travelling For Matriculation In Imo Involved In A Motor Accident
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Passengers Travelling For Matriculation In Imo Involved In A Motor Accident

A ghastly motor accident has left many injured along Owerri/Onitsha road, Umunoha axis Mbaitoli LGA of Imo state. According to a report by Ifeanyi Njoku, a sienna bus carrying passengers who were going to Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education for their wards' matriculation, had its front tyre busted; which resulted to colliding with other vehicles, leaving scores wounded . Federal road safety officials and road users gathered to rescue the victims who were taken to the Hospital for medical care.