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”Don’t let me block you’ – Singer Simi tells Nigerians insinuating she is pregnant again
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”Don’t let me block you’ – Singer Simi tells Nigerians insinuating she is pregnant again

Singer, Simi, has threatened to block Nigerians insinuating she is currently pregnant.     The mum of one shared the photo above of her daughter playing and some of her followers insinuated that her baby's posture suggests that another baby is on the way. Simi who wasn't having any of it took to her Instastories to address the comments.   See what she wrote below  
‘It’s going to be different’ – Leicester star Vardy becomes co-owner of USL side Rochester Rhinos
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‘It’s going to be different’ – Leicester star Vardy becomes co-owner of USL side Rochester Rhinos

The 34-year-old will join up with the club, which was a fixture in the lower divisions of United States soccer before going on hiatus in 2017 United Soccer League (USL) club Rochester Rhinos have announced that Leicester City star Jamie Vardy has become a co-owner. The New York-based outfit have not played since 2017 after establishing themselves as a fixture in the American lower divisions. With Vardy now on board, the Rhinos will look to return to the field in the near future.
‘We have our own set of beliefs’ – Mings backs England taking the knee after Patel criticism
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‘We have our own set of beliefs’ – Mings backs England taking the knee after Patel criticism

The Aston Villa defender is resolute in his country's ongoing protest despite negative reactions from some, including government ministers England centre back Tyrone Mings is confused at British home secretary Priti Patel's lack of support for the players taking the knee in protest against racism. The kneeling gesture became known worldwide through the Black Lives Matter movement following the murder of George Floyd, and England's players continue to do so before every game. After a full Premier League season where footballers have taken the knee before matches, England's players chose to extend their protest in Euro 2020. It has been met with boos from sections of the crowd since they returned to action and there have been mixed views from within Government.
Buhari approves appointment for dead NYSC members’ siblings
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Buhari approves appointment for dead NYSC members’ siblings

Appointment of 10 siblings of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members who lost their lives during the 2011 post-election violence in Bauchi State into the federal civil service has been approved by President Buhari. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare disclosed this during the inauguration of the NYSC national governing board for a 3-year tenure on Tuesday June 15. He said;   “As a sign of the federal government’s unflinching commitment to the NYSC, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the automatic employment of 10 direct siblings of the diseased NYSC members who lost their lives during the 2011 post-election violence in Bauchi State." The Minister also called for establishment of the National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund. Dare added; &...
Plateau Pastor Regains Freedom after 7 Months in Boko Haram Captivity
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Plateau Pastor Regains Freedom after 7 Months in Boko Haram Captivity

Rev. Polycarp Zongo, a pastor at COCIN Wild Life Park Jos, Plateau State, has regained freedom seven months after he was kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Gombe State. The cleric was among several humanitarian workers and civilians released by the terrorists on Monday, June 14 in Maiduguri, Borno State. Rev. Zongo on Tuesday, June 15, recounted his experience during a prayer session held at the COCIN RCC Garki, Abuja. He, alongside two Christian women, were abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists on October 19, 2020. In a video released by the sect two weeks after the kidnap, the pastor explained how he and the two unnamed women were kidnapped while travelling from Jos to Gombe State for a conference. "On Monday, 19 October 2020, I was traveling to Gombe for a church...
Guard in Delta prison allegedly shoots visitor dead after finding cocaine in the items he brought
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Guard in Delta prison allegedly shoots visitor dead after finding cocaine in the items he brought

There was an uproar at the Okere Prison in Delta State today June 15 after a security agent allegedly shot dead a young man who visited his friend in the prison. SaharaReporters reports that the deceased who was there to see his friend in the prison was said to have taken some tomatoes and other food items along. However, the correctional officials allegedly found cocaine among the items with him. The man was arrested and interrogated but met his end when he attempted to escape. It was learnt that one of the operatives shot him in the leg as he tried to escape. The security guard was said to have shot him a second time while he was still crawling, in pain. “There's panic in Okere prison in Warri as a Prison Armed Squad shot dead a visitor this afternoon. The visitor was said to ...
FG Reveals When Nigeria Will Get Second Batch of COVID-19 Vaccine
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FG Reveals When Nigeria Will Get Second Batch of COVID-19 Vaccine

The Federal Government has disclosed that the country is expecting the second batch of the Oxford/AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine between the end of July and early in August. Naija News reports that this was made known on Tuesday by the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, during a joint press briefing on vaccination updates, with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. According to Shuaib, the vaccines which will be gotten through the COVAX facility will be from non-Indian sources like South Korea, due to the pandemic situation in India. He stated that the administration of the second dose of the covid-19 vaccine will end by June 25, 2021, while it resumes the administration of the first dose of the vaccine in t...
Air Force Denies Killing 1,000 Cows In Nasarawa
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Air Force Denies Killing 1,000 Cows In Nasarawa

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has denied killing over 1,000 cows in Keana and Doma Local Government Areas of the state. Naija News earlier reported that Fulani herders in the state had accused the Nigerian military of killing over 1,000 cows in multiple attacks on Fulani settlements in the state. According to the herders, the cows were killed during multiple attacks launched by the Nigerian Air Force between Thursday, June 10 and Sunday, June 13. Reacting to the allegation, the spokesman of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, described the allegation that anybody or any animal was killed as false. Gabkwet noted that the military operation was targeted at bandits wielding AK-47 and spiralling in the Benue State capital, Makurdi. He added that the operation in...
Tusker 0-1 Posta Rangers: Brewers blow away chance to widen gap
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Tusker 0-1 Posta Rangers: Brewers blow away chance to widen gap

The Brewers will have themselves to blame for their shock defeat as they failed to use the many chances which came their way Tusker blew away one of their best chances to stretch their lead at the top of the FKF Premier League table after going down 1-0 against Posta Rangers at Ruaraka grounds on Tuesday. The Brewers knew ahead of the fixture they needed to win to move five points clear ahead of second-placed KCB, but despite dominating the home clash they failed to take their chances. They were punished in the 79th minute when Josephat Lopaga scored for the Mailmen. Tusker coach Robert Matano made two changes to his starting squad bringing onboard skipper Hashim Sempala who partnered Faraj Odenyi while Brian Marita was also given a chance to start alongside Humphrey Mieno.
Zaha: Parish on how Crystal Palace could sanction Ivory Coast forward’s departure
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Zaha: Parish on how Crystal Palace could sanction Ivory Coast forward’s departure

The Ivory Coast international has spoken of his desire to leave the Eagles before pre-season to boost his chances of winning trophies Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has revealed Wilfried Zaha’s suitors must meet the club’s conditions before he would be allowed to depart Selhurst Park. The Ivory Coast international has previously spoken of his desire to leave the Eagles to join top European clubs in an effort to boost his chances of winning more trophies before his retirement. Zaha has been the driving force behind Palace's success over the years, helping them to maintain their Premier League status.
Twitter’s founder, Dorsey is liable for #EndSARS losses – Lai Mohammed
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Twitter’s founder, Dorsey is liable for #EndSARS losses – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that the founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, is vicariously liable for the losses Nigeria incurred during the EndSARS protest.   Mohammed said this when he appeared on a Radio Nigeria call-in programme in Abuja today June 14.   Mohammed alleged that Dorsey raised funds through Bitcoins to sponsor the EndSARS protest while his platform, Twitter, was used to fuel the crisis. He said Dorsey also retweeted the tweets of some foreign and local supporters of EndSARS. “If you ask people to donate money via bitcoins for EndS ARS protesters then you are vicariously liable for whatever is the outcome of the protest. We have forgotten that EndSARS led to the loss of lives, including 37 policemen, six soldiers, 57 c...
I’ve been receiving death threats – EFCC Chairman
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I’ve been receiving death threats – EFCC Chairman

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa has said that he's been receiving death threats since he was appointed chairman of the anti-graft agency.   Bawa disclosed this during an interview on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily.   He recalled how someone who isn't investigated by the agency, threatened to kill him. The EFCC Chairman said;   “Last week I was in New York. A very senior citizen received a phone call from somebody who is not even under EFCC investigation. What he said to him is that I am going to kill the EFCC boss, the young man. “This to tell you how real corruption can fight back. Yes because if you look at it, almost everywhere there are elements of it (corruption), but I am ve...
Nigerian man arrested in Malaysia for conning woman out of over N7m in love scam
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Nigerian man arrested in Malaysia for conning woman out of over N7m in love scam

A Nigerian man has been arrested in Malaysia for allegedly conning a 49-year-old woman out of her RM78,000 (N7,825,021.75) savings.   State Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) chief Superintendent E Sundra Rajan in a statement on Tuesday, June 15, said the 38-year-old suspect was arrested during a raid at a condominium in Jalan Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, June 13.   He said the suspect was believed to be involved in Love Scam activities and had used the name Mahmudin Jafaardi on Facebook.   "Investigations found that the suspect is believed to be carrying out the activity along with other criminal associates and efforts to track down the other individuals are underway," he stated.   "The suspect, during interrogation, claime...
Kill bandits before they kill you – Governor Uzodinma tells security operatives
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Kill bandits before they kill you – Governor Uzodinma tells security operatives

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has told security operatives to ensure that bandits are the ones who suffer casualties in the fight against insecurity.   Speaking during a condolence visit to the headquarters of the State police command in Owerri on Tuesday June 15, Uzodinma asked policemen not to allow bandits who are not licensed to carry guns to kill them.   He said;   “You are the only ones constitutionally empowered to carry a gun. “And then you allow somebody called bandit who is not licensed to carry a gun to come to your station and kill you. “Kill them before they come near to kill you.”   Uzodinma also announced that his administration would introduce an insurance policy for all the security operatives serving in the state. ...
Wilson planning Liverpool future talks but not until after Euro 2020 duty with Wales
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Wilson planning Liverpool future talks but not until after Euro 2020 duty with Wales

The 24-year-old winger has spent the last three-and-a-half seasons out on loan and is eager to know where he stands at Anfield Harry Wilson is planning to hold future talks at Liverpool, with the Wales international eager to know where he stands, but those discussions will not take place until after Euro 2020. The 24-year-old winger has become something of a forgotten man at Anfield after spending the last three-and-a-half seasons out on loan at Hull City, Derby, Bournemouth and Cardiff. He remains under contract on Merseyside until 2023, but admits that a decision needs to be made on his long-term future once international commitments are over this summer.
Former highschool teacher who raped and killed a Girl Scout, dies in jail
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Former highschool teacher who raped and killed a Girl Scout, dies in jail

A former high school teacher who raped and killed a Girl Scout after she knocked on his door to sell him cookies has died in prison. Joseph McGowan was sentenced to life behind bars for murdering Joan D'Alessandro in 1973 in Hillsdale, New Jersey.     The 7-year-old girl was out selling cookies in her neighborhood when the 6'2 McGowan attacked her on April 19 that year. He sexually assaulted, beat, and strangled Joan before wrapping up her body and loading it in his car.   McGowan then dumped her in New York's Harriman State Park, where she was found on April 22. He lived just three doors down from the little girl and was working as a chemistry teacher at Tappan Zee High School at the time. The child-killer died on June 5 at the South Woods St...
Final year Ogun poly student slumps, dies while taking her bath
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Final year Ogun poly student slumps, dies while taking her bath

A final year student of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Omotoke Suliyat is dead.   It was gathered that the HND2 student of Marketing Department reportedly slumped In the bathroom and was immediately rushed to Hope Hospital at Adigbe where she was confirmed dead on Sunday, June 13. The Speaker of Students' Representative Council (SRC), Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Rt. Hon. Yusuf Olatunji Mogaji, who confirmed the incident has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family of the student.  
Labour Begins Indefinite Strike over N30,000 Minimum Wage in Nasarawa
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Labour Begins Indefinite Strike over N30,000 Minimum Wage in Nasarawa

The organised labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, have commenced an indefinite strike in Nasarawa State over the partial implementation of N30,000 minimum wage and other welfare-related issues. The state Accountant General, Zakka Yakubu, had recently announced that the state government has commenced the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage to only workers from levels 1 to 6. In reaction to the announcement, the organised labour declared strike yesterday in Lafia, the state capital, after a meeting with the State Executive Council (SEC). Addressing journalists after the meeting, Nasarawa State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Yusuf Iya, said the action became imperative due to the failure of the government to meet their dem...
Cross River NLC Chairman regains freedom after 82 days in captivity
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Cross River NLC Chairman regains freedom after 82 days in captivity

Comrade Ben Ukpepi, Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Cross River State has been released by his abductors after spending 82 days in captivity. Police Spokesperson in the state, Irene Ugbo said he was released on Monday, June 14. It is however unclear if a ransom was paid or not. Ukpepi was kidnapped for the second time in front of his house at CROSPIL Estate in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State on Sunday, March 21, 2021. This occurred while organized labour in the state were planning a strike.
Nigerian Couple Welcome Twins after 21 Years of Marriage
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Nigerian Couple Welcome Twins after 21 Years of Marriage

A Nigerian man, Justice Ondaipe and his wife have welcomed a set of twins after 21 years of marriage without a child. A family member, Faith Elvis Ovie shared the goodnews on Saturday, June 12, said Ondaipe's wife gave birth to a boy and a girl. "Congratulations uncle, God is indeed wonderful. After 21 years of marriage God have put a smile on ur face. God even doubled it. Twins, a boy and a girl." she wrote.
US Arrests Nigerian man Accused of Stealing Rolls Royce Cullinan
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US Arrests Nigerian man Accused of Stealing Rolls Royce Cullinan

A Nigerian man named Echezonachukwu O. Obianefo, 23, has been arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly stealing a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, which is valued at around $300,000. Obianefo, of Houston, Texas, United States, is being held in the Harris County Jail in Houston and his bail was set at $50,000. Obianefo is the manager of Osita Links and Logistics Group LLC, which provides transportation services. The freight shipping trucking company, owned by Mary Obianefo,  was incorporated on April 8, 2021, and is based in Houston. The owner of the vehicle allegedly stolen, Echezonachukwu, is a resident of Florida, USA, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s office. It is not clear whether the vehicle was stolen in Houston or in Florida. The date when ...
Bakassi Boys Return to the South East
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Bakassi Boys Return to the South East

The vigilante group known as Bakassi Boys has returned to the South East years after the group was disbanded. The group was seen going around in Awka in two vans, singing and warning criminals, DailyTrust reports. A source told the publication: "The boys came mainly for alleged cult groups which have taken over Awka town in recent time without any response from the Police. I think they were invited by traders." When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ikenga Tochukwu, said he was not aware of the development, according to the publication. The PPRO, however, said that the police is ready to work with any stakeholder in security. A Senior Police Officer, who spoke to DailyTrust on condition of anonymity, said some security men arrived at the state, bu...
Unknown Gunmen Storm Drinking Joint in Jos, kill 10
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Unknown Gunmen Storm Drinking Joint in Jos, kill 10

Ten persons have been allegedly killed after unknown stormed a drinking joint in Jos, Plateau State, shooting sporadically into the air. According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Ubah Ogaba, the gunmen drove in a Hilux van into Kashe (Sabon Layi) community, Kuru District of Jos South Local Government, and began shooting at the bar and leaving many dead or wounded. "We received a report that ten persons were shot dead at a drinking joint at Sabon Layi, Kuru in Jos South by yet to be identified gunmen, who drove in with a Hilux and shot sporadically. Personnel of the command and the military have been deployed to the affected area. The Commissioner of Police has ordered an immediate investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding ...
Ekiti Varsity Students Beat Suspected Armed Robber to Death
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Ekiti Varsity Students Beat Suspected Armed Robber to Death

A suspected robber has died after he was beaten to stupor by some irate students of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (EKSU) It was gathered that the suspect identified as Sunday Oluwasola and his robbery gang armed with locally made barrel guns and cutlasses allegedly ransacked one of the students’ hostels opposite the university entrance gate, Iworoko-Ekiti, on Sunday, June 13. The students were said to have mobilised and confronted the robbers when they tried to cart away their valuables such as laptops, phones and other items. While other suspects managed to escape with the stolen items, Oluwasola was captured by the irate students and beaten to stupor. Spokesperson of the Ekiti State Police, ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, sai...
Gunmen kill football coach in Benue
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Gunmen kill football coach in Benue

Unknown gunmen have shot and killed a football coach identified as Torkuma Chihe Promise in Makurdi, the Benue state capital. It was gathered that the deceased popularly known as Coach Mboma was shot dead by the assailants at Asese 1, North-Bank, Makurdi on Sunday evening, June 13. A Facebook user, Kingsley Terkimbi Usongo, said he spoke to the deceased same day he was murdered. "Rest in peace my brother coach Mboma Torkuma Promise Chihe. I spoke with u early yesterday, requesting you to take ur phone to my mom so I could speak with her. I guess I was the first person's voice u heard yesterday. It's unfortunate that u couldn't end the day as you were shot dead later in the evening of yesterday, 13/06/2021. Continue to find rest with the Lord until we meet to part no more" he w...
VIO Battles for Life after Getting hit by Truck
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VIO Battles for Life after Getting hit by Truck

A VIO official is battling for his life after he was hit by a truck. Mr Udunobun Otaigbe, an official of the Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), otherwise known as VIO, is the Truck Timing Unit Head of the DRTS on the Kugbo stretch of the Abuja-Keffi road. He was hit at Karu bridge by a truck with a Guinness label driven by one Wilson Aniete. The driver of the Mitsubishi truck with registration number AAA 477 XB had allegedly flouted the truck timing regulation on the road and was trying to evade arrest when the incident happened on Friday, June 11. There has been a standing FCT ministerial directive that heavy-duty trucks should not ply the road in the mornings and evenings when workers were either going to work or returning home after work hours. The truck dri...
Buhari’s Insistence on Open grazing Unpatriotic – Edwin Clark
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Buhari’s Insistence on Open grazing Unpatriotic – Edwin Clark

Niger Delta elder statesman, Edwin Clark has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s insistence on open grazing is “unpatriotic and unacceptable.” Recall that last week President Buhari, while responding to questions during an Arise TV imterview, said he has asked the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami to recover lands meant for grazing routes as stipulated in the first republic gazette, despite Southern Governors banning open grazing in their region. Clark has now come out to fault Buhari's stance arguing that the Land Use Act vested land ownership in states on the state governors not the president. Clark, in a statement on Monday, June 14, asked AGF Malami to stop “misleading and misdirecting” the president. He added that the office of the AGF is expecte...
Rivers Traditional Ruler accused of raping 16-year-old girl
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Rivers Traditional Ruler accused of raping 16-year-old girl

A traditional ruler in Ula-Ehuda community in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State has been accused of raping a 16-year-old girl. According to advocacy group, Centre For Basic Rights Protection And Accountability Campaign, the victim's family said they are dropping the case over alleged threats to their lives. The group's statement reads;   "On the alleged defilement of a 16 YEAR OLD girl by a Traditional Ruler(His Royal Highness) who hail from Ula-Ehuda community in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State,the family of the 16 Year old girl has informed Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign that they cannot continue with the case over threats to their life, " "This is coming after Centre for Basic Rights Protection and A...
NATO Warns China’s Military Ambitions Threaten Blobal order
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NATO Warns China’s Military Ambitions Threaten Blobal order

Transatlantic security alliance, NATO for the first time has warns China in its communique following it's summit in Brussels on Monday, June 14. NATO confronted China’s military ambitions for the first time, saying Beijing presents “systemic challenges” for the transatlantic security alliance. The communique marks a diplomatic victory for US President Joe Biden, who had urged the 30-member strong alliance to stand up to China’s burgeoning military, political and economic might. The language by the alliance will now set the path for alliance policy and comes a day after the G7 nations slammed China in a statement, calling the country out for it's alleged human rights abuses in China and Hong Kong. “China’s stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challen...
Pastor Accused of Defiling his Sister-in-law’s 19 Months old Daughter in Delta
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Pastor Accused of Defiling his Sister-in-law’s 19 Months old Daughter in Delta

An Assistant pastor with a penticostal church in Asaba, Delta State has been accused of defiling the 19 months old daughter of his wife's sister. An advocacy group, Centre For Basic Rights Protection And Accountability Campaign disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, June 14. According to the group, the victim's mother, Cindy said she found her daughter bleeding and upon enquiry the child said the suspect 'touched her bumbum' "We just received a distress call this night from one Ms.Cindy(surname withheld) that her Elder sister's Husband who is also a an Assistant Pastor in one of the Pentecostal church in Asaba,Delta State defiled her 19 months old daugther. Ms.Cindy said she came back from work and saw her 19 months daugther bleeding and she told her is uncle that touched ...
We did not Issue 72-hour Ultimatum to Delta state Government – Miyetti Allah
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We did not Issue 72-hour Ultimatum to Delta state Government – Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association Of Nigeria has denied issuing a 72-hour ultimatum to Delta State government to reverse its laws on open grazing. Secretary-General of MACBAN, Usman Baba-Ngelzerma alleged that faceless individuals are behind the ultimatum only meant to create mischief. He further described MACBAN as a responsible association with eminent personalities like the Sultan of Sokoto as its patron, and as such will never do anything to jeopardise the peace of the country. Baba-Ngelzerma who however insisted that the position of the group on open grazing still remains, urged Northern Governors to ensure the recovery of all grazing routes in the country as Fulani herders have equal rights with all Nigerians and cannot be treated as second-class citizens.
Governors have Exercised Powers Beyond what Constitution Envisaged for them -Ita Enang
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Governors have Exercised Powers Beyond what Constitution Envisaged for them -Ita Enang

Senior special assistant to the president on Niger Delta affairs, Ita Enang has accused Governors of being the cause of some of the challenges witnessed across the country. In an interview on NTA on Monday June 14, the Presidential aide alleged that Governors in the country have exercised powers beyond what the constitution envisaged for them. Enang further said that if monies meant for local governments are disbursed, the challenges currently witnessed across the country will be curbed. He said;   “The governors have exercised so much powers that are beyond what the constitution envisaged for them — beyond what the law gave to them. The president has kept within his powers as president and does not interfere with the funds of the state governments. The governors have...
Nigerians are Hungry and Insecure – Northern CAN
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Nigerians are Hungry and Insecure – Northern CAN

The Northern wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), otherwise known as Northern CAN has raised an alarm of increased insecurity and worsening economic situation in the country. The group in a statement released by its Spokesperson Rev. Jechonia Albert, alleged that Democracy day is not worth celebrating in the country as "larger majority of Nigerians cannot breathe because of certain undemocratic tendencies of our leaders." Northern CAN also said that it is concerned about the frequent attacks on schools and the abduction of students and pupils by bandits, especially, in states such as Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Niger. The statement titled “Democracy Day, Insecurity and the Looming Food Crisis", read “June 12, declared as Democracy Day by the current administ...
Cardinal Okogie Tackles Buhari’s Administration, Accuses it of Worsening the Problems of Nigeria
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Cardinal Okogie Tackles Buhari’s Administration, Accuses it of Worsening the Problems of Nigeria

Former Catholic Archbishop of the Lagos Diocese, Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, has come out to criticize the Buhari-led government accusing officials of worsening the problems of the country. In a statement released today June 15, Okogie who was a former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria mentioned that although the problems plaguing the nation had existed before this administration, the government seemed to have made matters worse by playing the ostrich. He condemned the recent ban on Twitter which he described as a ''hasty suspension''. The statement titled "Cardinal Okogie: Life at 85.’'' partly reads “Few weeks ago, on the occasion of the 6th anniversary of this administration, given the severity of the status quo of our socio-economic and political situat...
Nigeria Loses N24.72bn’ in 10 Day Due to Twitter ban
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Nigeria Loses N24.72bn’ in 10 Day Due to Twitter ban

Nigeria has lost N24.72bn in 10 days due to the Twitter ban imposed by the Federal government. The Federal government on June 5 placed an indefinite suspension of the operations of the microblogging app in Nigeria after the site took down a tweet posted on the President's handle. The Federal government last week said the microblogging site has since reached out for discussions and that the Federal government will now give operating licence to such sites if they want to operate in Nigeria. According to NetBlocks Cost of Shutdown Tool, an international Internet monitor, Nigeria loses N102.9m ($250,600) every hour to the ban. The digital rights advocacy platform estimates the economic impact of an internet disruption, mobile data blackout or app restriction using indicators fr...
Man Accidentally Shoots Friend in the Neck While Showing off his new gun
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Man Accidentally Shoots Friend in the Neck While Showing off his new gun

A man accidentally shot his friend in the neck as he showed off his new weapon, police say. Alec Augustino Braz, 22, mistakenly fired his pistol at his 19-year-old friend at around 3.15pm on Saturday, June 1. The shooting happened not long after Braz got his license to carry a gun, Newsweek reports. Woburn Police Department near Boston in Massachusetts revealed in a statement that Braz is suspected of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, improper storage of a firearm, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Police handcuffed Braz on multiple firearm offences shortly after the shooting. Police explained that Braz was showing the gun to his friend in his Woburn home on Saturday afternoon when he accidentally pulled the trigger on his guest who has no...
Villagers Erect Massive Penis Statue to Bring forth rain
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Villagers Erect Massive Penis Statue to Bring forth rain

Villagers in Yothaka, in Thailand’s Chachoengsao province, ended a period of drought by building a giant erect penis statue. Farmers in the area had been concerned that there hadn’t been enough rain recently and that water from irrigation canals was too salty and had been damaging crops. To call forth the rain, a giant penis statue, or "Palad Khik", was erected on Jun 9. This week. local village headman, Chamnan Kenthongdaeng, 52, told a press conference that on June 11, just two days after the giant penis was installed it had started raining, with a shower that lasted about half an hour. Koson Samang, the headman of a nearby village, had made a video of the rain as proof. However, local farmers complained that the brief shower hadn’t been long enough to irrigate their f...
Aisha Buhari receives courtesy visit from wives of Service chiefs
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Aisha Buhari receives courtesy visit from wives of Service chiefs

First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari on Monday June 14, received a courtesy visit from the wives of service chiefs in the country.   During the visit which took place at the statehouse, Mrs. Buhari highlighted the role that women play in nation-building as spouses of public officers and charged them to optimize their contribution in that regard.   She enjoined them to uphold the spirit of camaraderie, which is common among the families of security forces that manifests during times of joy and sorrow. She also called for regular and timely payment of benefits of retired and deceased soldiers so that the affected families get their benefits as at when due and to further serve as motivation for the security forces. She used the opportunity to urge appropriate au...
Couple electrocuted a day after returning from honeymoon
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Couple electrocuted a day after returning from honeymoon

A newly-wed couple from South Africa were electrocuted to death on Sunday June 13, just a day after they returned from their honeymoon.   Gauteng police confirmed that the bodies of Zaheer Sarang and Nabeelah Khan were found on Sunday afternoon.   Johannesburg police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said the couple's bodies were found in the shower.   Masondo said;   “It is suspected that the couple were electrocuted. Police are still waiting for the post-mortem results that will confirm the cause of death.”   It was alleged that 24-year-old Khan was electrocuted after touching a tap in the shower and her husband was electrocuted when he tried to help her.   Community activist, Aziz Ally told newsmen that power outages and il...
CNN anchor, Christiane Amanpour battling ovarian cancer
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CNN anchor, Christiane Amanpour battling ovarian cancer

CNN's chief international anchor, Christiane Amanpour has disclosed that she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.   Amanpour who broke the news on Monday June 14, told viewers that the reason she recently took a break from work was because she pinched it in a bud “successful major surgery”.   She added that she's confident about the outcome, even as she begins several months of chemotherapy to deal with the cancer doctors weren't able to surgically remove.   The CNN anchor said;   “I’ve had successful major surgery to remove it, and I am now going through several months of chemotherapy for the very best possible longterm prognosis, and I am confident. “I am telling you this in the interest of transparency, but really as a shout out to most ea...
TB Joshua: Nothing will stop us from moving on – SCOAN says
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TB Joshua: Nothing will stop us from moving on – SCOAN says

Management of the Synagogue Church Of All Nation, SCOAN, has said that the unfortunate demise of the church’s founder, Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly known as TB Joshua will not stop the work of God from moving on. The family had said the interment of the late prophet was scheduled to hold on July 9 at the church’s premises in Lagos Nigeria. Confirming the burial arrangement, SCOAN noted that the programme would commence on July 5 through to July 11 saying it would be broadcast live on Emmanuel TV. SCOAN made this known on Monday evening in a statement issued and posted on the deceased verified Facebook page. The statement reads, “Good Morning and Win Today! Dear SCOAN and Emmanuel TV family all over the world, we appreciate your continued prayers, love and support. “We k...
Reverse Twitter Suspension Now – PDP Govs Tells Buhari
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Reverse Twitter Suspension Now – PDP Govs Tells Buhari

The PDP Governors Forum has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately reverse the recent suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria. In a communique issued after a meeting of the Forum in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state on Monday after their meeting in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital, the governors unanimously agreed that the review of the suspension would be in the interest of the country. The communique read by the Chairman of the Forum and governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, attacked the Buhari administration for such irrational move. The governors added that the ego of President Buhari is not enough for such a drastic action that deprives millions of Nigerians of such an affordable means of expression and communication. The statement reads: “The mere ego of Mr President ...
Edwin Clark Knocks Buhari Over Insistence On Open Grazing
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Edwin Clark Knocks Buhari Over Insistence On Open Grazing

Foremost Ijaw leader, Edwin Clark, has knocked President Muhammadu Buhari over his insistence on open grazing and recovering of grazing routes. Naija News had reported that the Southern governors resolved to ban open grazing in their region — a decision that sparked divergent views. The decision did not go down well with Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, who argued that the ban on open grazing is against the freedom of movement enshrined in the 1999 constitution (as amended). Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari, while responding to questions on Arise TV on the position of southern governors and AGF’s stance, said he has asked the AGF to recover lands meant for grazing routes as stipulated in the first republic gazette. But in a statement on Monday, Clark desc...
‘I’m no racist’ – Austria star Arnautovic apologises following claims he said ‘I’m f*cking your Albanian mother’ to North Macedonia’s Alioski
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‘I’m no racist’ – Austria star Arnautovic apologises following claims he said ‘I’m f*cking your Albanian mother’ to North Macedonia’s Alioski

The striker is at the centre of controversy and has apologised for losing his temper Austria star Marko Arnautovic has denied being a racist while apologising for making an offensive slur in his side's win over North Macedonia. Arnautovic scored in Austria's 3-1 victory on Sunday and was seen gesturing in the direction of North Macedonia's Ezgjan Alioski, allegedly saying: "I'm f***ing your Albanian mother". The striker has been accused of using a racially-charged word during his confrontation with Alioski, but Arnautovic has denied it while also apologising for the "heated" incident.
‘It was damn nice to see him smile’ – Schmeichel offers encouraging Eriksen update while criticising UEFA restart call
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‘It was damn nice to see him smile’ – Schmeichel offers encouraging Eriksen update while criticising UEFA restart call

The Denmark goalkeeper says he has been to see his stricken team-mate in hospital after his on-pitch collapse on Saturday afternoon Kasper Schmeichel has offered an encouraging update on Christian Eriksen while criticising UEFA's decision to restart Denmark's clash with Finland. Eriksen received emergency on-field treatment from Denmark's medical team after suffering cardiac arrest 41 minutes into the Euro 2020 fixture in Copenhagen on Saturday afternoon. The Inter midfielder stopped breathing and had to be resuscitated before leaving Parken Stadium on a stretcher, and was subsequently declared to be in a stable condition at a local hospital.
Buhari should stop exuding a false confidence – Soyinka
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Buhari should stop exuding a false confidence – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka has asked President Buhari to stop exuding false confidence and take actions that will address the country's challenges. In an interview on Arise TV on Monday June 14, Soyinka stated that there should be an acceleration of actions to retrieve the country from the edge. He said; “First of all, he should start talking to people like a leader — and a leader who is awake to the realities of the situation. Then, let us see actions being taken. “I’m tired of hearing things like ‘you will see differences in a few weeks’ time’. We are tired of that. He’s got to put his cards on the table and take people into confidence. “He’s got to stop exuding a false confidence, because that kind of confidence is totally false. It is not based on realities, and we’v...
Google deletes Adamu Garba’s Crowwe app from Play Store
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Google deletes Adamu Garba’s Crowwe app from Play Store

Adamu Garba’s Crowwe social media app has been deleted from Google play store. The app, which imitates Twitter, had received horrible reviews from Nigerians after Adamu Garba supported the banning of Twitter and encouraged Nigerians to support Indigenous apps by downloading his Crowwe app.     Not only did the app receive horrible reviews, Nigerians also reported that Crowwe’s Terms and Conditions were plagiarised word for word from another app, Spotify. The discovery was also verified by Dubawa, a fact-checking platform, to be true.   "Check the Crowwe app’s terms and conditions. It’s the SAME thing as Spotify. They didn’t even bother editing. Like if you click on the hyperlink it redirects you to Spotify theft. What sort of pangolo app is that?" a Twi...
Scotland boss Clarke hopeful Tierney will be fit for England clash after missing Euro 2020 opener through injury
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Scotland boss Clarke hopeful Tierney will be fit for England clash after missing Euro 2020 opener through injury

The Arsenal full-back was unavailable for the meeting with the Czech Republic after picking up a knock in training Steve Clarke is hopeful Kieran Tierney will be fit for Scotland's clash with England after missing their Euro 2020 opener through injury. Tierney was expected to be one of Scotland's key players at the European Championships, having firmly established himself as one of the top full-backs in the Premier League at Arsenal. However the 24-year-old was a surprise omission from Clarke's squad to face the Czech Republic in their first Group D fixture on Monday, and the head coach has now offered an explanation for his absence.
Herdsmen kill man, injure his brother in Akwa Ibom community
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Herdsmen kill man, injure his brother in Akwa Ibom community

One person has been killed and another seriously injured by suspected herdsmen in Ikot Atasung community in Ikot Ikpene Local government area of Akwa Ibom State   It was gathered that that victim of the attack identified as Silvanus Usen was butchered on the spot, while his brother, Andrew was severely injured in the attack which occurred in the early hours of Sunday, June 13.   Andrew was said to have been taken to an undisclosed hospital where he is battling to survive.   The Chairman of Ikot Ekpene Local Government, Mr. Unyime Etim confirmed the incident on Monday.   "The victims were hunters who usually set their traps in the bush and on getting to check their trap around 3 am, they met with the herdsmen who invaded their farms with cows. I l...
Nigerian Army Deny Report of Revenge Mission in Abia
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Nigerian Army Deny Report of Revenge Mission in Abia

The Nigerian Army have denied report of engaging in a revenge mission in some communities in Ohafia Local Government Area, Abia State. Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima who also faulted an allegation that six soldiers were killed, added that the army is aware of a fake report trending on social media that the soldiers were killed in a clash with members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN)/ Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Yerima admitted that troops carried out routine clearance operations, but said they were in line with the rules of engagement and respect for fundamental human rights of the citizens aimed at restoring socio-economic activities. The statement read; “The NA wishes to debunk the allegation as a baseless fabrication aimed...

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