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Osun APC overrules self, voids Alimi’s suspension
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Osun APC overrules self, voids Alimi’s suspension

The suspension of Kolapo Alimi, a two-time commissioner and member of The Osun Progressives (TOP), a group within the All Progressives (APC), has been overruled and declared null and void by the APC State Caretaker Committee. The notice of the nullification was contained in a press release signed by Adegoke Ogunsola, APC State Legal Adviser, and made available to DAILY POST on Saturday in Osogbo, the state capital. In the press release titled, “Re: suspension of Barrister Kolapo Maruf Alimi From All Progressives Congress (APC)”, the legal adviser stated that the party observed that the procedure laid down in Article 21 of the APC Constitution, which regulates the decision of the party to suspend its members found guilty of misconduct and anti-party activities, was not strictly follow...
Over 20,000 APC members renounce party in Kwara
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Over 20,000 APC members renounce party in Kwara

Over 20,000 card carrying members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State denounced the party on Saturday. Addressing newsmen in Ilorin, at the launch of a new political platform tagged “The Third Force”, spokesman of the defectors, Abdulfatai Abdulrahman, APC Kwara Central Senatorial Chairman, said, “The new party will be unveiled in due course as soon as possible.” He said the lingering crisis in the APC in the state has reached its climax, adding, “As you are all aware, Kwara state APC has been enmeshed in one crisis or the other almost immediately after the party’s primary, stretching into the campaign period and lingering up to date.” Abdulfatai lamented that “It is disheartening, shameful and preposterous that Kwara APC, cannot manage its success even at halfti...
Bakura Modu replaces late Shekau as Boko Haram’s leader
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Bakura Modu replaces late Shekau as Boko Haram’s leader

One month after the death of Abubakar Shekau, a 24-year-old, Bakura Modu, has emerged as the new leader of Boko Haram, which controls the Lake Chad region and the Sambisa forest in Borno State, North-East Nigeria. The new leader, who appeared in a video, spoke of the readiness of the group to work with the International State in Iraq and Syria. His statement in Arabic was said to have confirmed the death of erstwhile leader, Shekau, as he prayed for Allah to forgive the shortcomings of the former spiritual leader and called on fighters who had been with Shekau not to lose heart but to brace up with realities and find their ways to the fold. Shekau appoints Muhammad as Boko Haram war commander, kills predecessor, Modu’s son Also speaking to BBC Hausa service, Barr. Audu Bulama Buk...
Wydad Casablanca’s Benzarti wary of different Kaizer Chiefs in Caf Champions League semi-finals
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Wydad Casablanca’s Benzarti wary of different Kaizer Chiefs in Caf Champions League semi-finals

The veteran Tunisian coach is wary of viewing the Soweto giants as pushovers ahead of Saturday’s encounter Wydad Casablanca coach Faouzi Benzarti has emphasised on the “need to be at our best” as he readies for a match different from when they met Kaizer Chiefs in the Champions League group stage. Chiefs and Wydad clash in the Champions League semi-finals, first leg at Stade Mohamed V in what would be the two sides’ third clash this season. After the Moroccans beat Chiefs 4-0 in Ouagadougou in February, Amakhosi earned a 1-0 win at FNB Stadium.
10 vandals arrested with 210,000ltrs of diesel concealed in water tanks
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10 vandals arrested with 210,000ltrs of diesel concealed in water tanks

The Nigerian Navy has arrested 10 suspected vandals conveying 210,000 litres of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), also known as diesel, concealed in water tanks inside a large wooden boat around the Lagos anchorage. This was contained in a statement by the Information Officer, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT, Sub-Lt. Veronica Effiong, on Saturday. She said the vandals were arrested by personnel of the NNS BEECROFT while on routine patrol. NSCDC arrests two suspects with over 3000 litres of illegal AGO in Akwa Ibom “Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects are of Nigerian origin attempting to smuggle the AGO to Benin Republic before their arrest,” the officer said. “This is in line with the Chief of the Naval Staff’s mission statement and Strategic Directive of 2021-5....
Jigawa by-election: INEC officials stop LG chairman from voting in Gwaram
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Jigawa by-election: INEC officials stop LG chairman from voting in Gwaram

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials in Gwaram Local Government council in Jigawa State, have stopped Chairman, Dan Asabe Muhammad, from voting. A mild drama started at the Kofar Fada polling unit in Sara ward when the local government chairman approached the election officials to vote without a voter card. Muhammad, who came to the poling unit in a convoy, urged the INEC officials to compromise the use of card readers to allow him to vote. The presiding officer of Kofar Fada 001 polling unit however denied the chairman to vote for his failure to present his card. “The chairman who took time to explain that he has misplaced his card but has crossed checked and saw his name pasted on the wall with no 597 as his designated number but politely told him th...
Imo: Sacked appointees lobby Gov Uzodinma for reappointment
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Imo: Sacked appointees lobby Gov Uzodinma for reappointment

The recently sacked appointees of the Imo State Government sacked by Governor Hope Uzodinma are reportedly working behind the scenes for their reappointment. DAILY POST learnt that some of them are still working effectively with the Governor despite their disengagement over a month ago. Our Imo state correspondent said a handful of them still attend government functions and seem not to accept their appointments have been terminated. However, some of the Governor’s close allies are bombarding him with calls and text messages, begging to be reconsidered for the next batch of appointment. The sacked Commissioner for Education, Prof. B. T. O Ikegwuoha, was quoted as saying that he was ‘indispensable’ in Uzodinma’s government hence, must be reappointed. While the former Commissio...
ASUU to embark on fresh strike
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ASUU to embark on fresh strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to embark on another strike over the deliberate refusal of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris, to pay the salaries and remittance of check-off dues of over 1,000 staff for 13 months. Dr Lazarus Maigoro, the ASUU chairman, University of Jos, gave the threat in a press statement made available to journalists in Jos, the capital of Plateau State. Maigoro also accused the AGF of fanning the embers of discord between the Federal Government and the Union. The statement read in part, “Despite the directive given by Mr president to pay the salaries of all lecturers, the AGF has refused to pay their salaries ranging from four to 13 months respectively. “Many of our members in the University of Jos and a...
Former Taraba PDP lawmakers protest neglect
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Former Taraba PDP lawmakers protest neglect

Former members of the Taraba State House of Assembly have expressed dismay at the alleged failure of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the state government to carry them along in decision making. Daily Trust reports that no fewer than 72 members of the party trooped to the state secretariat located along Barde way in Jalingo, the state capital, to make known their feelings to the party leadership at the way and manner some of them have been relegated to the background despite their massive contributions to the growth of the party. Led by the former member representing Karim-Lamido I Constituency, Oliver Suleiman, said they are avidly ready to work for the success of the party, hence the need for the party to extend the much desired hands of friendship to all of them. Although...
Kaizer Chiefs are fearless and have a ‘high’ chance to beat Wydad Casablanca in Caf Champions League – Sundowns’ Kekana
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Kaizer Chiefs are fearless and have a ‘high’ chance to beat Wydad Casablanca in Caf Champions League – Sundowns’ Kekana

The Brazilians’ skipper backs their rivals Amakhosi to reach the final of the Caf competition ahead of the North African giants Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana believes rivals Kaizer Chiefs can use their underdog tag to reach the final of the Caf Champions League at the expense of Wydad Casablanca. Amakhosi will continue with their chase for Caf glory with a semi-final, first leg battle away against Wydad at Stade Mohamed V on Saturday and the clash will see the Soweto-based giants attempt to upset Wydad who are regarded as one of the favourites in the competition. Kekana insists the game in Casablanca will be a good step for Chiefs to stake their claim in the competition as they are a fearless team and will be playing as underdogs, which to him is an added advantage for th...
Insecurity: Angry Residents Block Abuja-Kaduna Highway, Cause Heavy Traffic
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Insecurity: Angry Residents Block Abuja-Kaduna Highway, Cause Heavy Traffic

Some angry residents of Kaduna State on Saturday, blocked the popular Abuja-Kaduna highway, causing heavy traffic hold up on the road and leaving many travellers trapped. Naija News gathered the protesters are majorly from Anguwar Magaji in Chikun Local Government Area of the state who are protesting the increasing waves of insecurity in the country. Particularly, the villagers are understood to be angry because of the recent killing of a 13-year-old girl by bandits and are protesting the general insecurity in their land. The bandits reportedly stormed the house of the village head and abducted his family as well as other persons in the community. They lamented that fear has stopped them from going to their farms as they no longer feel safe. “We cannot go to our farms and ye...
Fabio Coentrao: Portugal star, friend of Ronaldo but Real Madrid’s ‘ugly duckling’
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Fabio Coentrao: Portugal star, friend of Ronaldo but Real Madrid’s ‘ugly duckling’

The versatile left-back formed a formidable partnership with the Seleccao superstar at Euro 2012 but he was never truly accepted at the Bernabeu At Euro 2012, the finest footballing double-act of the tournament could be found marauding down Portugal's left flank. By that time, of course, Cristiano Ronaldo had established himself as the superstar we know today, but backing him up was his club-mate and good friend Fabio Coentrao. Ronaldo may have played every minute of the Seleccao's run to the semi-finals and was named in the team of the tournament but Euro 2012 will hardly go down in history as one of his very best campaigns.
‘I can’t thank you all enough’ – Ashimeru to Red Bull Salzburg after move to RSC Anderlecht
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‘I can’t thank you all enough’ – Ashimeru to Red Bull Salzburg after move to RSC Anderlecht

The midfielder will now be aiming at helping Mauves to win the Belgian Jupiler Pro League in a row Black Star Majeed Ashimeru has extended his message of appreciation to former team Red Bull Salzburg after completing his switch to RSC Anderlecht. The youngster penned a four-year deal with the Mauves, having initially joined them on loan in January. He transferred to the Belgian club in search of more playing time after struggling to hold down a regular playing position at Salzburg, the club he joined four years ago. "Thank you Red Bull Salzburg for the opportunity you gave me to continue with my development in Europe, I am eternally grateful," Ashimeru posted on his official Twitter account.
Caf Champions League: Al Ahly understand quality of Esperance de Tunis and ‘we must win’ – El Shenawy
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Caf Champions League: Al Ahly understand quality of Esperance de Tunis and ‘we must win’ – El Shenawy

The Red Devils custodian highlights the importance of achieving a positive result in Rades ahead of the second leg at home Al Ahly goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy has noted they understand the quality of their Caf Champions League opponents Esperance de Tunis and their focus is to reach the final. The Red Devils from Egypt will face the Tunisian giants at Hammadi Agrebi Olympic Stadium in Rades in the first-leg semi-final clash on Saturday with the return leg scheduled to be played on July 25 in Cairo. Speaking ahead of the fixture, El Shenawy, who doubles as the club’s captain, has explained the mood in camp insisting as players, they have always put their desire in retaining the title and will focus to win the two-legged tie.
Motsepe: Caf President mourns the death of Zambia’s Kaunda
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Motsepe: Caf President mourns the death of Zambia’s Kaunda

The head of the African football body describes the late 'true statesman' as the father of the continent Confederation of African Football President Patrice Motsepe has mourned pan African hero and Zambia’s first Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda. Kaunda, who was 97, passed away on Thursday after he was admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier this week. He became president of Zambia in 1964 when the Southern African nation gained its independence from Britain, was in power until 1991, and was among the continent's few surviving liberation heroes.
Atsu: Ghana star believes he will leave Europe after Newcastle United exitAtsu: Ghana star believes he will leave Europe after Newcastle United exit
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Atsu: Ghana star believes he will leave Europe after Newcastle United exitAtsu: Ghana star believes he will leave Europe after Newcastle United exit

The 29-year-old will be a free agent after his contract with the English side expired on July 1 Ghana attacker Christian Atsu has stated he will not be playing in Europe after exiting Premier League outfit Newcastle United. The Black Star announced his departure from the Magpies after five years at the club. The winger left the Magpies after seeing out his contract. It marked an end to a frustrating last 12 months, where he was frozen out of the first team and had to take a place with the second team. Consequently, he played no part of the club's Premier League campaign in the just-ended season.
Ba: Swiss club Lugano sign former Chelsea and Besiktas striker
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Ba: Swiss club Lugano sign former Chelsea and Besiktas striker

The 36-year-old is set to continue his career in Switzerland after stints in England, Turkey and Germany Swiss Super League club Lugano have confirmed the signing of former Chelsea and Besiktas striker Demba Ba on a one-year deal. The Senegal international has been a free agent since April when he was released by Turkish Super Lig club Istanbul Basaksehir because of his lack of playing time. Ba joins Nigeria goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe at the Cornaredo Stadium and he is expected to strengthen the attacking options in Abel Braga's side.
Kane kept quiet as England struggle to play to star man’s strengths at Euro 2020
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Kane kept quiet as England struggle to play to star man’s strengths at Euro 2020

The Three Lions' lack of cutting edge has become a cause for concern, with their striker becoming an anonymous figure Harry Kane completed just two passes, had one shot off target and just 10 touches of the ball in a first half that summed up England's weak display during a 0-0 draw with Scotland at Euro 2020. The England captain was largely expected to be his side's talisman but he hasn't been able to deliver. He was subbed off for Marcus Rashford in the 74th minute on Friday during England's second group game, and in the end, his 19 touches of the ball were the fewest he has ever had in an international match in which he has played more than 45 minutes. A sudden dip in form at a major tournament is a cause for concern for the leader and focal point of the Three Lions, who have so ...
‘I can’t be liked by everyone’ – Morata addresses Euro 2020 criticism
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‘I can’t be liked by everyone’ – Morata addresses Euro 2020 criticism

After a huge miss against Sweden on Monday, the Spanish forward has hit back at his detractors Alvaro Morata says that he is unfazed by criticism of his performances for Spain, and that he "can't be liked by everone" ahead of his country's Group E clash with Poland at Euro 2020 on Saturday. Luis Enrique's side completed more passes than any other nation in their opening game against Sweden in Seville on Monday, but were unable to find a goal to break the deadlock in a stubborn 0-0 draw. Much of the blame has subsequently been laid at the feet of Atletico Madrid man Morata, who this week extended his loan spell with Juventus into 2022 - but speaking ahead of this weekend's crucial encounter, the forward has hit back at the focus zeroed in on his efforts.
US pulls soldiers, missile defense, military hardware from Saudi Arabia & other Middle East countries to focus on China/Russia threat
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US pulls soldiers, missile defense, military hardware from Saudi Arabia & other Middle East countries to focus on China/Russia threat

The US has decided to pull out missile defense systems, soldiers and other military hardware and personnel from Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East, as it realigns its forces to confront threats posed by China and Russia, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal. According to the report, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin instructed the commander of US Central Command, which oversees the Middle East region, to remove the forces this summer. Pentagon spokeswoman Cmdr. Jessica McNulty said some of the military capabilities and equipment will be returned to the United States for much needed maintenance and repair while other assets will be redeployed to other regions. "This decision was made in close coordination with host nations and with a clear eye o...
”You can’t bring a good man down”- footballer, Jude Ighalo, writes after wife, Sonia, called him out on IG
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”You can’t bring a good man down”- footballer, Jude Ighalo, writes after wife, Sonia, called him out on IG

Footballer, Jude Ighalo, appears to have reacted after his wife, Sonia, called him out on IG last night. Sonia called him out for welcoming two babies from two different women and allegedly refusing to pay child support. In an apparent reaction, Ighalo via his IG page this morning, said no one can bring a good man down ''You can never bring a good man down, who God has blessed no one can curse #itstoolatetofail''hewrote
Teenager, her boyfriend and two others arrested for Conspiracy and Self-kidnapping
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Teenager, her boyfriend and two others arrested for Conspiracy and Self-kidnapping

The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a teenager, Suluka Abimbola, 16, her boyfriend, Oluwaseun Daniel Olajide, 25 and two others for conspiracy and self-kidnapping. According to a statement released by ASP Abutu Sunday, spokesperson of the state police command, on June 16, one Bolaji Femi of Bawa Estate, Ado-Ekiti, went to New Iyin Divisional Police Headquarters and reported that her sister, one Suluka Abimbola left home for School at Christ School, Ado-Ekiti, on 15/06/2021 and did not return home. Abutu added that Bolaji added that Suluka Abimbola's number was called but an unknown person picked and confirmed that Suluka was in their custody but would not be released until a ransom of five hundred thousand naira(#500,000:00) is paid to a particular Union Bank Account belonging...
Hakimi: Chelsea & PSG target is ‘irreplaceable’ at Inter Milan – Altobelli
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Hakimi: Chelsea & PSG target is ‘irreplaceable’ at Inter Milan – Altobelli

The Morocco international has become a hot target for European giants after string of impressive performances last season Former Inter Milan striker Alessandro Altobelli said it will be difficult to replace wing-back, Achraf Hakimi, if he leaves the club amid interest from Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. In his debut season in Italy, Hakimi played a crucial role in the Nerazzurri's victorious Serie A campaign with his defensive and attacking contributions from the flanks. He provided eight assists and scored seven goals in 37 league appearances
Lassina Traore: Shakhtar Donetsk sign Ajax forward on a permanent deal
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Lassina Traore: Shakhtar Donetsk sign Ajax forward on a permanent deal

The Burkina Faso has completed the switch to continue his career in Ukraine after developing his game in Amsterdam Shakhtar Donetsk have announced the signing of Lassina Traore on a five-year contract from Ajax. The 20-year-old becomes Shakhtar's second signing of the summer after the arrival of Brazil midfielder Pedrinho from Benfica last week. Traore will be looking to help Roberto De Zerbi's side reclaim the ascendancy in the Ukrainian Premier League after they finished second last season.
Van used to kidnap Kebbi students belongs to a judge – Police
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Van used to kidnap Kebbi students belongs to a judge – Police

The Kebbi state police command has said that the vehicle used to kidnap students from Federal Government College in Birnin Yauri community of the state, belongs to a high court judge in the state. Kebbi police spokesman, Nafi’u Abubakar disclosed that the van was hijacked by bandits on Birnin Yauri road. Abubakar added that the number of students missing after the attack is yet to be ascertained. He said;   “The attention of the police has been drawn to reports made by some media stations that a police vehicle was used in kidnapping about 50 students of the FGC. “A White Hilux Van with registration No. kBSJ 29 belonging to a High Court judge with inscription of Kebbi State Judiciary, hijacked by bandits on Birnin Yauri road was the one used in the kidnapping and not a...
Medical doctor shot dead by suspected bandits in Niger state
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Medical doctor shot dead by suspected bandits in Niger state

Gunmen suspected to be armed bandits have allegedly killed a medical doctor identified as Precious Chinedu Emeka in Salka village, Magama Local Government Area of Niger State. It was gathered that the gunmen numbering about five invaded his clinic while he was on duty around 9:00pm on Wednesday evening, June 16, and whisked him away to an unknown destination. According to Nigerian Tribune, one of the gunmen who covered his face with a mask, had entered inside the clinic and demanded to see the doctor. A source from the locality in an interview on Friday in Minna said that Dr. Precious as he was fondly called was inside the compound which doubles as his clinic when the gunmen entered and took him away. "When they took the doctor away we reported the incident to the police an...
Sunday Igboho To Storm Lagos For Yoruba Nation Rally
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Sunday Igboho To Storm Lagos For Yoruba Nation Rally

Activist and Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho is billed to storm Lagos State for a Yoruba Nation rally. Naija News understands Igboho is expected in Lagos on July 3, 2021 at the Ojota park in continuation of the rally for the creation of Yoruba nation. Earlier, similar rallies have been held in Osun, Ogun, Ekiti, and Ondo states, it will be recalled. The Nation reports that the plan for Igboho and his supporters to be in Lagos for the rally was made known by an ardent supporter of Sunday Igboho, Ololade Alaba Shomuyiwa, popularly known as Baba Confirm, Prophet of El Adonai Cherubim and Seraphim International Bible Ministries. Meanwhile, Igboho had previously insisted that there won’t be an election across the southwest region come 2023. Naija News reports that Sunday Ig...
Woman claims Carmelo Anthony fathered her twins which led Lala Anthony to file for divorce
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Woman claims Carmelo Anthony fathered her twins which led Lala Anthony to file for divorce

A woman claims Carmelo Anthony is the father of her newborn twins and this is reportedly what made Lala Anthony finally file for divorce.   The woman said she met Carmelo in New York in 2020. After turning him down a few times, he insisted that he was not trying to hit on her but just wanted to be "cool" and "hang out" so she gave him a chance.   They slowly developed a friendly relationship before it turned sexual despite the fact that Carmelo had reconciled with his wife LaLa and even quarantined with her.   The woman said during 2020, they talked almost every day and the two eventually hung out and later started hooking up. She noted that although she knew Carmelo was married, he came off as a single man because he would FaceTime her in his bed at his ho...
Man ‘returns money and card he found at ATM point to a bank in Sokoto’
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Man ‘returns money and card he found at ATM point to a bank in Sokoto’

A man has reportedly returned a customer's credit card and money to one of the commercial banks in Sokoto State.   According to Facebook user, Musa Ibrahim Babadoko, the ATM machine dispensed the card and cash but the owner wasn't there.   "This man here did wonders, he returned this money with the ATM card to the bank after ATM machine dispensed the money and card without a customer in one of the banks in Sokoto" he wrote on his page  
Actor Davido Oyelowo admits he can’t speak Yoruba
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Actor Davido Oyelowo admits he can’t speak Yoruba

Nigerian-born British actor, Davido Oyelowo has disclosed that he can’t speak the Yoruba language.   In an interview with Abidemi Dario on Channels Television, the actor said though he can’t speak the language because it’s been a long time he did. However he understands the language.   Oyelowo who disclosed that he lived in Lagos from when he was 6 till 13, recalled how his friends who he attended same boarding school with for two years, felt he couldn’t speak or understand Yoruba.   He however said they were shocked when he started speaking the language towards the end of his stay at the school.   Watch the video below...........   View this post on Instagram   A...
Suspected female robber and her accomplice arrested for robbing POS operator in Kogi
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Suspected female robber and her accomplice arrested for robbing POS operator in Kogi

The Kogi State Police Command has arrested two suspected robbers who specialise in robbing POS operatives.   The suspects, Comfort David, 44, and Timothy James,38, both of Zaki-Biam, Benue State were arrested by operatives of the Intelligence Unit of the command.   Spokesperson of the command, DSP William Ayah, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, June 18, said the suspects robbed their victim one Jammai Maryam Bashir, 23, of the sum of fifty thousand, two hundred Naira (N50,200) at her POS business point along Cemetery road, Lokoja at about 0945hrs.   "They deceived the victim under the guise of performing deliverance and thereafter robbed her. The victim immediately after regaining consciousness raised the alarm that led to the arrest of the duo a...
Former Kenyan Governor, Mike Sonko deletes nude video of Presidential candidate Mukihsa Kituyi he shared after backlash
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Former Kenyan Governor, Mike Sonko deletes nude video of Presidential candidate Mukihsa Kituyi he shared after backlash

Former Nairobi Governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko has suffered a backlash after sharing nude video of former Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) and Presidential candidate, Dr Mukhisa Kituyi in bed with his alleged side chick on Twitter.   In the viral video,Kituyi is seen completely naked and sound asleep. A light-skinned lady's leg was also seen on his right thigh.   Sonko however had a field day with the video he shared with his 1.4 million followers on Twitter. He asked how a man can allow a women have her phone during the act.   The former Governor who also shared the video on Instagram, wrote   “Some men are very useless and big for nothing. How do you leave the lady and the phone alone"   ...
President can extend tenure of retiring IGP – Court rules
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President can extend tenure of retiring IGP – Court rules

The Nigerian president can extend the tenure of a retiring Inspector General of Police (IGP), a federal high court in Abuja ruled on Friday June 18.   The judgement was given on a lawsuit filed by a lawyer Maxwell Okpara, challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s extension of the tenure of the immediate-past IGP, Mohammed Adamu by three months.   Justice Ahmed Mohammed who presided over the lawsuit, noted that both the Nigerian constitution and the Police Act are silent on whether or not the president can extend the tenure of a retired IGP.   The Judge also held that while the Nigerian president is empowered by the Nigerian constitution and the Police Act to appoint an IGP, he can by implication, extend the tenure of a retiring IGP before concluding the requ...
One of the abducted Kebbi students die as troops rescue 5
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One of the abducted Kebbi students die as troops rescue 5

One of the abducted students of Federal Government College Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State has died, following a rescue operation by Joint Taskforce Component of Operation Hadari Daji.   Deputy Force Commander of the Joint Taskforce in the North-West Zone, Air Commodore Abubakar AbdulKadir told newsmen that five others, comprising four students and a teacher have been rescued.   Abdulkadir who did not reveal the identity of the student that died or how it happened, said troops came in contact with the bandits in the early hours of today June 18, and engaged them in a gun duel which forced them to abandon five of the students and a teacher.   He said;   “In the early hours of this morning, we have come across the kidnappers. They came to our blocking ...
From the time I took over, we have recovered over N6 billion, over $161 million, over £13,000- EFCC boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa
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From the time I took over, we have recovered over N6 billion, over $161 million, over £13,000- EFCC boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, says the commission has recovered $261 million, N6 billion, and 13,000 pounds illegally acquired by suspected criminals since he assumed office.   Speaking at the presidential media team ministerial briefing at the statehouse Abuja on Thursday, June 18. He said also recovered by the anti-graft agency were 30 real estates, 32 automobiles, a farmland, and other properties acquired by suspected fraudsters.   Bawa added that the commission is set to prosecute 800 cybercrime cases in various courts beginning from next week.   “I have a full breakdown of all funds recovered by the commission from its activities. This is in line with the accountability process of proceeds of fu...
Sadiq: UD Almeria set price for Sevilla-linked Nigeria international
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Sadiq: UD Almeria set price for Sevilla-linked Nigeria international

The attacker scored 22 goals for the Segunda Division side to attract the attention of some top-flight teams Spanish side UD Almeria have refused to accept the €16 million offer from La Liga side Getafe for the services of Nigeria international forward Umar Sadiq Mesbah, according to a report in the Spanish media. The 24-year-old attacker was at his best for the Rojiblancos in the just-concluded season in the Segunda Division, where he managed to score a total of 22 goals for his team in both the second division and Copa del Rey. Getafe believe the West African has what it takes to improve them, especially on the attacking front. Last season, they scored just 28 goals in 38 league matches, conceding 43 in the process and went on to finish the campaign in the 15th position.
Death toll from Gas Explosion in Lagos rises to five
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Death toll from Gas Explosion in Lagos rises to five

The death toll from the gas tanker explosion that occurred on Thursday night June 17 along the Bank Anthony Way in Lagos has risen to five. Three of the bodies, said to be adult males, were found inside one of the stores at the OPIC plaza while operatives of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) search for a child whose mother was rescued earlier this morning. It was learnt the woman, who was at the Chinese Restaurant, kept crying about her child when she was being evacuated to the hospital which gave insights that someone was trapped. A further search by the operatives led to the discovery of two more bodies, one of which was a child. Speaking on the rescue operation, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Manageme...
Court Clears Senator Nwaoboshi of N322m Fraud Charge
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Court Clears Senator Nwaoboshi of N322m Fraud Charge

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed the N322million money laundering charge filed against Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The judge in a ruling delivered today June 18, held that the EFCC failed to prove the elements of the offences for which it charged the lawmaker. The judge also discharged Nwaoboshi’s two firms – Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd – on the same ground. The Senator who represents Delta North Senatorial district, and his companies, were arraigned in 2018 before Justice Mohammed Idris who was later elevated to the Court of Appeal. They were then re-arraigned before Justice Aneke on October 5, 2018. In the two-count charge marked FHC/L/117C/18., th...
Blood flows as Nigerian cultists in UAE attack another group of Nigerians said to be a rival cult group
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Blood flows as Nigerian cultists in UAE attack another group of Nigerians said to be a rival cult group

Nigerians in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, got into a bloody fight that ended in multiple deaths. It is not clear what led to the fight that occurred days ago, but according to reports, it was between two rival cult groups and some innocent Nigerians were also caught up in it. Footage shows a group armed with machetes arriving at an apartment complex in Sharjah. Upon arrival, they kicked a door open and went in to attack the occupants. Other videos show the aftermath of the attack, with mutilated bodies lying on the floor of a narrow hallway. Injured men can also be seen with blood dripping down their bodies. Ambulances soon arrived at the scene where bodies littered. According to an unconfirmed report from Nigerians in the UAE, "over 22" people died in the attack. ...
Two Nigerian women who ran prostitution ring found guilty of human trafficking offences in Ireland
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Two Nigerian women who ran prostitution ring found guilty of human trafficking offences in Ireland

Two Nigerian women who ran a prostitution ring from a base in Mullingar have been found guilty of human trafficking offences in what is believed to be the first conviction of its type in Ireland. Alicia Edosa (44) and Edith Enoghaghase (31) were each found guilty on two counts of trafficking women into Ireland on dates between September 2016 and June 2018 contrary to the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008 following a six-week jury trial at Mullingar Circuit Criminal Court. A 30-year-old man, Omonuwa Desmond Osaibovo, was also found guilty of money laundering offences same day, Friday, June 11. Omonuwa Desmond Osaighbovo (pictured) was found not guilty of a single charge of prostitution, but guilty of four money laundering charges The trial at Mullingar Circuit Co...
Nigerian man arrested in Ghana after he allegedly knocked down a woman with his car and dumped her in bush where she died
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Nigerian man arrested in Ghana after he allegedly knocked down a woman with his car and dumped her in bush where she died

An unlicensed Nigerian driver, Emeka Adams, has been arrested and charged with the murder of a 27-year-old teacher, Alice Adamtey in Accra, Ghana. It was gathered that the suspect, 42, knocked the woman down with his vehicle, picked her up on pretext of taking her to the hospital and abandoned her in a bush leading to her death. The suspect was arrested on Wednesday, June 17 and is being processed for court on the charge of murder. He is alleged to have committed the crime at the Adentan-Dodowa traffic intersection at about 7 p.m. on June 7, 2021 while he was driving a Hyundai Sonata Saloon vehicle with registration number GB 2126-20. Confirming the incident on Thursday, June 17,  the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent o...
Man, 65, arrested for allegedly raping his 85-year-old stepmother in Ekiti
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Man, 65, arrested for allegedly raping his 85-year-old stepmother in Ekiti

The Ekiti state police command has arrested a 65-year-old man, Durodola Kayode Ogundele, of Ayetoro-Ekiti for allegedly forcefully having sexual intercourse with his 85yr old Step-Mother in her room. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Abutu Sunday, said the suspect, who is a son to the victim's late husband, came into her room on June 15 to assist her in applying herbal medicine on her legs which he normally does due to her leg pain. ''The victim alleged that after applying the herbal medicine on her legs, the suspect forcefully had sexual intercourse with her twice.'' the statement in part read Abutu added that the state commissioner of Police, CP Tunde Mobayo, has ordered the case be transferred to the State CID and be thoroughly investigat...
50 highly trained police officers resign after their colleague is found guilty of assaulting a photographer during riot
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50 highly trained police officers resign after their colleague is found guilty of assaulting a photographer during riot

All 50 of Portland police’s highly trained rapid response unit voted unanimously to resign this week during a union meeting in response to the recent indictment of Officer Corey Budworth for allegedly assaulting a photographer with his baton when an overnight riot broke out last August. A Multnomah County grand jury indicted Budworth on one count of fourth-degree assault related to an incident that occurred on Aug. 18, 2020. That night, according to the police union, a group of about 200 demonstrators, many equipped with tactical helmets, faces covered, and armed with a variety of weapons attacked the Multnomah Building in southeast Portland. Multiple dumpsters were set on fire, buildings were defaced, and windows were broken. A riot soon was declared at the planned event ...
Husband of Caroline Crouch confesses to suffocating her weeks after claiming criminals broke into their home and strangled her
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Husband of Caroline Crouch confesses to suffocating her weeks after claiming criminals broke into their home and strangled her

The Greek husband of a British woman named Caroline Crouch, 20, has finally confessed to murdering her after she vowed to leave him and take their baby with her, police have confirmed. Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, admitted to suffocating her to death after more than eight hours of interrogation in the homicide department of Athens' police headquarters. Babis, a helicopter pilot, had claimed that Albanian criminals broke into his home on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, blindfolded him, tied him up, then beat his wife and strangled her to death. He added that the killers went off with 15,000 Euros in real money and other valuables . The home where Caroline was murdered He even granted interviews, pretending to be a grieving husband for over a month. Even after his wife was burie...
Suicide cases on the rise – WHO
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Suicide cases on the rise – WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alarm that suicide is a leading cause of death worldwide. A report, “Suicide worldwide in 2019”, published on Thursday found that more people die yearly as a result of suicide than HIV, malaria or breast cancer, war and murder. In 2019, WHO revealed, more than 700,000 people died by suicide – one in every 100 deaths. Among young people aged 15-29, suicide was the fourth leading cause of death after road injury, tuberculosis, and interpersonal violence. Rates vary between countries and genders. More than twice as many males die due to suicide as females (12.6 per 100, 000 males compared with 5.4 per 100 000 females). Suicide is higher in high-income countries (16.5 per 100, 000). For females, the highest rates are found in lower-...
NDLEA: Buba Marwa Promotes 3506 Officers To Next Rank
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NDLEA: Buba Marwa Promotes 3506 Officers To Next Rank

The Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has approved the immediate promotion of 3,506 officers. Naija News reports that the promotion follows a report by the harmonization committee set up by Gen. Marwa soon after assuming leadership of the agency in January. The committee was set up to address the issues of low morale and stagnation in the career path of personnel. After due consideration of the recommendations by the committee, the NDLEA Chief Executive approved the immediate promotion of 2,910 officers between the rank of Narcotic Assistant I and Superintendent of Narcotics while 596 others between Chief Superintendent of Narcotics and Assistant Commander General of Narcotics were recommended to the Board of the...
IPOB: Another Biafra Group Emerges, Says ‘Nigeria Is Dead And Gone’
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IPOB: Another Biafra Group Emerges, Says ‘Nigeria Is Dead And Gone’

A self-acclaimed leader and founder of the Biafra National Guard (BNG), General Innocent Orji, has said they are prepared to face Nigeria over threats made by President Muhammadu Buhari. Recall that in a meeting with INEC officials, Buhari had threatened to deal with those bent on destroying Nigeria through insurrection. The president said, “Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.” In a statement to newsmen, the BNG leader charged people of the southeast to brace up and defend themselves against an imminent genocide. While stating that Buhari meant his threat to Igbo,...
”You dial trouble”- Dino Melaye tells automobile company that accused him of buying car without paying up
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”You dial trouble”- Dino Melaye tells automobile company that accused him of buying car without paying up

Dino Melaye has responded after an automobile company accused him of buying a vehicle from them and not paying up for it.   The automobile company made the allegation on IG after the Senator flaunted a Rolls Royce Cullinan on his page.   The automobile spotted the post and left a comment that reads "Sir, you still have outstanding balance to pay unique motors. All effort to reach you and Moses prove abortive. Please pay up sir."     Dino has now responded to the allegation. He has threatened to go after them with his lawyers. ''No be only unique motor ! If l am really owing you, you know what to do. Abi na social media you sell the imaginary car? All of una wey dey use my name promote your obscure Buisness...God know una address ooo. But for thi...
More than 30 women sue pornhub accusing the site of not seeking their consent before publishing explicit videos
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More than 30 women sue pornhub accusing the site of not seeking their consent before publishing explicit videos

More than 30 women have sued pornographic content company, Pornhub, alleging exploitation for using their explicit videos without seeking their permission. The women say the videos were uploaded to Pornhub without their consent and have lodged a civil suit in California accusing Mindgeek, the parent company of Pornhub of running a "criminal enterprise". Pornhub's content is mostly uploaded by its own community but the public can see it. However, the company has said every video uploaded is reviewed by human moderators. Brown Rudnick LLP, the law firm representing the plaintiffs, says the lawsuit alleges claims under the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000. One of the women in the suit told CBS she was only 17 when her boyfriend coerced her into making a n...

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