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Euro 2020: UEFA Makes new Rule on Handball
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Euro 2020: UEFA Makes new Rule on Handball

  UEFA have announced that a new handball rule will be used at the Euro 2020, Mirror UK reports. The new rule has been designed to not penalise attackers if they accidentally commit a handball in the build-up to a goal. The rule was introduced by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) back in March and will start to be used around the world next month. There was an opportunity to bring the new law in sooner if UEFA wanted to. However, Roberto Rosetti, the chairman of the UEFA referees’ committee, has now said officials will use the new rule during Friday’s Euro 2020 opening game between Turkey and Italy in Group A. “The way the law has been rewritten is more according to the spirit of football and gives players the freedom to play football,” Rosetti ...
“We convey our disappointment” Canada, EU, Ireland, UK, USA release joint statement condemning Twitter ban in Nigeria
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“We convey our disappointment” Canada, EU, Ireland, UK, USA release joint statement condemning Twitter ban in Nigeria

The Diplomatic Missions of Canada, the European Union, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America have issued a joint statement in reaction to the ban on Twitter by the Nigerian government. On Friday, June 4, two days after Twitter deleted a tweet from the president of Nigeria for violating its rules, the Ministry of Information and Culture announced that the Nigerian government has "indefinitely suspended" Twitter. The Nigerian government also proposed registration requirements for other social media. Canada, UK, USA, Ireland, and the European Union expressed disappointment in a joint statement that reads: "The diplomatic missions of Canada, the European Union (Delegation to Nigeria), the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of Ameri...
Aisha Buhari’s  Twitter Handle Deactivated
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Aisha Buhari’s Twitter Handle Deactivated

The Twitter handle of Nigeria's First lady, Aisha Buhari, has been deactivated. This comes hours after the Buhari-led government announced the suspension of the micro-blogging site's operations in the country. A search on Twitter for her handle shows it has been deactivated. See a screenshot below Meanwhile President Buhari's Twitter handle is still active.
Comedian Mike Epps and wife Kyra Robinson Expecting their second child, his sixth
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Comedian Mike Epps and wife Kyra Robinson Expecting their second child, his sixth

American comedian/actor, Mike Epps and his wife Kyra Robinson Epps have announced that they are expecting their second child together, a baby boy. Kyra, 36, shared a stunning photo of herself cradling her baby bump with a caption that simply said, “Feeling so blessed!” Mike also posted the same photo on his account, and wrote the message, “God bless my beautiful wife. We prayin 4 a son .” The couple got married back in 2019 and had their first child last year, a daughter named Indiana Rose. The new addition will be Mike's 6th child as he also has two children with his ex-wife Mechelle McCain, and has two more children from a previous relationship.
Ex-Pandora Employee Exposes Customer Buying a Ring each for his Girlfriend and Sidechic
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Ex-Pandora Employee Exposes Customer Buying a Ring each for his Girlfriend and Sidechic

A former Pandora employee took to TikTok to expose a man who is dating two women and buying rings for both of them. Eli, who goes by the username @ferreiroroche, announced online that if you live in Montreal and you're dating a guy named Jake, then she has a message for you. She then proceeded to reveal in a now-viral video that a customer named Jake bought two rings, one for his girlfriend and the other supposedly for his "sidepiece". She shared photos of the ring so that the women who received them will know what their man has been up to. "If your boyfriend's name is Jake and he lives in mtl. he just bought two rings for his 'girl and his sidepiece'," she wrote. "Here are the two rings," she added, displaying the rings: a $50 Clear Heart Solitaire Ring, and a $45 Red T...
CAF Announces new Leaders for its Standing Committees
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CAF Announces new Leaders for its Standing Committees

  The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced a new team that will lead the work of its standing committees. This follows a proposal by Dr Patrice Motsepe, CAF President, to the CAF Emergency Committee, who, in turn, forwarded the names to the Executive Committee for ratifications. At the recent Executive Committee meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, the following decisions were confirmed: Finance Committee: Mr. Fouzi Lekjaa will continue his mission at the head of the Finance Committee. Lekjaa, President of FRMF (Moroccan Football Federation) and FIFA Council member, will be assisted by Mr. Andrew Kamanga, President of FAZ (Football Association of Zambia), as the vice president. Organising Committee of the Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON): Motsepe wil...
Supermodel Naomi Campbell Secretly Welcomes her First child at 50
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Supermodel Naomi Campbell Secretly Welcomes her First child at 50

British supermodel, Naomi Campbell is now a proud mother. The 50-year old took to her Instagram page on Tuesday afternoon, May 18, to announced the birth of her newborn daughter. Sharing an adorable photo of herself clutching her daughter’s tiny feet in her hands, the proud mom wrote: " A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother, So honoured to have this gentle soul in my life there are no words to describe the lifelong bond that I now share with you my angel. There is no greater love." Naomi has yet to reveal her baby girl’s name and the identity of her child's father.
Nigerian Evangelist Criticizes Singer Chidinma Ekile for not Changing her mode of dressing after giving her life to Christ and Switching to gospel music
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Nigerian Evangelist Criticizes Singer Chidinma Ekile for not Changing her mode of dressing after giving her life to Christ and Switching to gospel music

Nigerian evangelist, Victor Edet, has criticized newly converted gospel singer, Chidinma EKile, for not changing her fashion style despite now claiming to be born again. Chidinma recently announced her decision to stop secular music and embracing gospel music as she is now born again. Edet in his post said since Chidinma announced her decision to become a born again, the way she walks, speaks and dresses automatically needs to change. His post on Facebook reads: ''When a person is born again, everything about that person changes both internally and externally. The way she walks, speaks and dresses automatically changes. This girl, Chidinma, claims to be born again, but she still dresses almost as she dressed in the world. The way you dress in the world should not be the same ...
“This is insensitive” Rapper, Vector, called out for tweet he shared in the wake of Pastor Dare Adeboye’s death
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“This is insensitive” Rapper, Vector, called out for tweet he shared in the wake of Pastor Dare Adeboye’s death

Vector has been called out by Nigerians over a tweet he shared on the same day the death of Pastor Dare Adeboye was announced.   Dare Adeboye, one of the sons of RCCG General Overseer Pastor EA Adeboye, was reported dead on Thursday, May 6.   On the same day, rapper, Vector, tweeted: ' "If you know you want to see Next year make some noise noooooise " '   He added a laughing face emoji.     Though he didn't say anything else, for some reason, Twitter users assumed he was making fun of Dare Adeboye's death and they took to the comments to blast him.   See some tweets below.  
Caf confirms new dates for postponed 2022 World Cup qualifiers
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Caf confirms new dates for postponed 2022 World Cup qualifiers

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has announced the new international calendar for the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying matches. African countries were meant to commence their race to Qatar in June 2021, albeit, the continent’s football ruling body shifted it citing ‘current challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic’ as the reason. Caf, in a statement released on Thursday, disclosed the World Cup qualification games will begin in September 2021.
Hip Hop mogul, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Officially Changes his Middle name to “Love
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Hip Hop mogul, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Officially Changes his Middle name to “Love

Hip Hop Mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs officially has a new name. The 51-year-old rapper announced on Instagram that he'd changed his middle name from "John" to "Love," posting a photo of his new driver's license to his page. "Look what I just got in the mail today...," he captioned the photo of the Florida ID. "IT'S OFFICIAL!!! WELCOME TO THE LOVE ERA." He also shared an extract from a court document over the change of name which was dated 21 January 2020. He wrote: "Imma need y’all to take me seriously on this one!!! #TheLoveEra LOVE (sic)" Diddy first announced he was changing his name to Brother Love in 2017. “I have some very, very serious news,” he tweeted at the time. “I’ve been praying on this … I know it’s risky because it could come off as corny to some peopl...
Bill and Melinda Gates Announce the End of their Marriage after 27 Years
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Bill and Melinda Gates Announce the End of their Marriage after 27 Years

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced that they are ending their marriage after 27 years. They made this announcement today, May 3, from their personal accounts. The couple said that the decision came after a "great deal of thought and work." They said they no longer believe they can grow together as a couple in this "next phase" of their lives. Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, met Melinda French after she started working at Microsoft in 1987. The two married on Jan. 1, 1994, and raised three children together.
Alex Ekubo announces his engagement to longtime girlfriend, Fancy Acholonu
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Alex Ekubo announces his engagement to longtime girlfriend, Fancy Acholonu

Nollywood actor, Alex Ekubo has announced his engagement to his longtime girlfriend, Fancy Acholonu. . He shared the lovely photo above and wrote " asked the love of my life @fancyacholonu to marry me…."   The bride to be also shared another photo of the pair sharing a kiss and then wrote: " ...& I said YES to the Love of my life @alexxekubo #Falexx"        
Tottenham star, Harry Kane Wins Player of the Year at London Football Awards 2021
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Tottenham star, Harry Kane Wins Player of the Year at London Football Awards 2021

Tottenham striker, Harry Kane has been crowned Premier League Player of the Year at the London Football Awards. The England international, 27, beat off competition from team-mate Heung-Min Son, West Ham duo Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek and Chelsea's Mason Mount to win the award after scoring an impressive 21 goals and 13 assists in the league this season. With five matches remaining, the England captain is leading the race for the Golden Boot with 21 goals and has the most assists in the top-flight with 13. If he maintains both leads, he would be the first player to be complete the double in the Premier League era. Kane's award was one of 10 announced on Tuesday night at a virtual ceremony hosted by Harry Pinero and Alex Scott.
Anthony Joshua invites Floyd Mayweather and Wladimir Klitschko to train with him ahead of his mega-fight with Tyson Fury 
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Anthony Joshua invites Floyd Mayweather and Wladimir Klitschko to train with him ahead of his mega-fight with Tyson Fury 

Anthony Joshua has invited boxing legends Floyd Mayweather and Wladimir Klitschko to help prepare him for his mega with Tyson Fury. The highly anticipated undisputed showdow is on the brink of being announced after both fighters agreed on a venue for the multi-million-pound showdown. The British-Nigerian boxer, 32, officially began his training camp for The Gypsy King earlier this month and has invited both Floyd Mayweather and Wladimir Klitschko before the blockbuster bout. Chatting to Pro Beez of Pep Talk UK, Joshua said of Mayweather: “He’s a great man. "To have someone like that with the boxing brain – you need to be around fighters as a boxer. “Footballers need to be around footballers, boxers need to be around boxers. "Lions stay around lions, lions don’t hang a...
144 Nigerian Police Officers Deployed to Somalia to Train Men of the Somalia Police Force
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144 Nigerian Police Officers Deployed to Somalia to Train Men of the Somalia Police Force

  The Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has announced the arrival of a contingent of 144 policemen and women from Nigeria to boost stabilization efforts as well as train men of the Somalia Police Force. The officers, including women, departed Nigeria at the weekend. AMISOM Police operations coordinator Daniel Ali Gwambal said 30 of the police officers will serve under the AMISOM for one year. He said they will be deployed to Beletweyne in HirShabelle State while the rest will serve in various roles in the capital, Mogadishu. “They are here in order to fulfil the mandate of AMISOM with regards to operational support to the Somalis and at the same time to mentor the Somali Police Force (SPF “There are certain specific duties that are also incumbent on them to perfor...
“My Choice Comes with Peace of Mind” Toyin Lawani Releases Pre-wedding Photos with her Man, Segun Adebayo
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“My Choice Comes with Peace of Mind” Toyin Lawani Releases Pre-wedding Photos with her Man, Segun Adebayo

Toyin Lawani, who announced her engagement on Valentine's day to her personal photographer, Segun Adebayo, has now shared pre-wedding photos. The stylist took to Instagram to reveal their wedding will hold in 2021. She shared their wedding hashtag alongside photos. This will be Toyin Lawani's second marriage and third time being engaged. She was married at 19 and gave birth to her first child, Tiannah, at 23. She later got engaged to Lord Triggs and they share a son together, Tenor. Her current fiancé, Segun Adebayo, is also said to have married a woman named Edel 6 years ago and they share 2 children. Their second child is said to be less than a year old. Below are Toyin Lawani's "pre-wedding" photos.
“It Aches so Bad” Sex Offenders Set to be Castrated for Pedophilia Plead
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“It Aches so Bad” Sex Offenders Set to be Castrated for Pedophilia Plead

Dozens of convicted child sex offenders are set to be castrated in Kazakhstan, the country's Government has announced. 25 sex criminals are set to be castrated. They are the latest to undergo the controversial procedure which one man said left him "aching so badly" he could hardly walk A total of 95 men are expected to undergo chemical castration in Kazakhstan this year at a cost of £178 per paedophile, Dailystar reports. Interior Ministry official Alexey Milyuk said that since the 2018 law came into effect, "the number of offences against the underaged has decreased by 15.4%". The country's Government believes the use of forced chemical castration to dramatically reduce male libido among convicted paedophiles will reduce sex crimes against children. Mr Milyuk said: "Leg...
97 new Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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97 new Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

97 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Thursday March 25, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-50, Kaduna-12, FCT-10, Bayelsa-8, Imo-3, Kwara-3, Bauchi-2, Osun-2, Akwa Ibom-1, Edo-1, Kano-1, Ogun-1, Oyo-1, Plateau-1, Zamfara-1. There are now 162,275 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 2,036 deaths have been recorded. 149,882 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
BBNaija 2021 Season 6 Returns – How to register
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BBNaija 2021 Season 6 Returns – How to register

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija 2021 Season 6 will be returning later in the year, the organisers have announced. Multichoice Nigeria said this year’s winner will go home with the grand prize of N90 million. MultiChoice Nigeria, on Wednesday, March 24, announced that it is offering customers on its DStv and GOtv platforms the opportunity to be among the first to be auditioned for the sixth season of the Big Brother Naija reality show. BBNaija hopefuls who are 21 years or older and of Nigerian nationality with a valid Nigerian passport, will get an early audition when they pay on either DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam, Yanga package or on GOtv Max or Jolli package between Wednesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 31, 2021.  
86 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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86 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced that 86 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the country on Sunday March 21. The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; FCT-33, Lagos-28, Ondo-11, Kano-7, Akwa Ibom-3, Rivers-3, Kaduna-1. There are now 161,737 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 2,030 deaths have been recorded. 147,899 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
Politician, Shina Peller loses sister
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Politician, Shina Peller loses sister

Politician, Shina Peller, is bereaved as he just lost his sister, Bimbo Peller. He announced the passing on his Instagram page this afternoon. According to him, Bimbo, who has a set of twins, died in London. ''Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un. May Almighty Allah be merciful to my beloved sister @bimbopeller who passed away in London. It is the will of Allah and I appreciate those who sympathize with us. I appeal that we pray for her soul instead of calling or messaging me. May Allah forgive her for all her sins and grant her eternal rest. Amin yarobi'' he wrote
Man Utd Announces New Appointments
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Man Utd Announces New Appointments

  Manchester United on Wednesday announced new appointments. John Murtough is now the club’s first football director, while Darren Fletcher is their first technical director. Murtough has been promoted from head of football development, while Fletcher returned to the club in January as part of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backroom staff. United in a statement, explained that Murtough, who has been at Old Trafford for seven years, “will have overall leadership and responsibility for operations and strategy across all football functions.” Fletcher, on his part, will “add technical input and direction into all football and performance areas and focus on a coordinated and long-term approach to player and squad development.” The Red Devils are currently second in th...
Actress, Rosy Meurer Shows Off the 2021 Lexus LX 570 her Husband, Olakunle Churchill, Gave her as a Push Present
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Actress, Rosy Meurer Shows Off the 2021 Lexus LX 570 her Husband, Olakunle Churchill, Gave her as a Push Present

Rosy Meurer revealed her husband gave her a push present after she gave birth to their son. The Nollywood actress and her husband Olakunle Churchill announced on Tuesday, March 9, that they have welcomed a son named King Churchill. As a push present, Churchill who is actress, Tonto Dike's ex husband, gave his wife, Rosy a 2021 Lexus LX 570.''.
YouTube Set to Lift Trump Ban if Violence Threat Falls
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YouTube Set to Lift Trump Ban if Violence Threat Falls

YouTube's chief executive officer has announced that the video sharing/streaming platform may lift Donald Trump's suspension, if the threat of "real-world violence" decreases. CEO Susan Wojcicki said the social media company will look at government warnings and watch out for violent rhetoric to determine when it's safe to lift the suspension. Recall YouTube alongside Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter suspended the former US president following the Capitol Hill riot carried out by Trump supporters on 6 January that left five dead. YouTube said he had violated their incitement of violence policy and had to suspend him. "It's pretty clear that right now where we stand, that there still is that elevated risk of violence," the YouTube chief said during an interview with the Atlanti...
Zimbabwean Motivational Speaker Born Without Limbs Reveals She is Pregnant, Shares Baby bump photos
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Zimbabwean Motivational Speaker Born Without Limbs Reveals She is Pregnant, Shares Baby bump photos

A physically disabled Zimbabwean woman, Sinikiwe Kademaunga has announced that she is expecting her first child with her partner. Kademaunga, 26, who was born without hands, knees and feet, took to Instagram to share photos of her burgeoning baby bump. "Hey guys. I cant believe i am going to be a whole mom, a whole mom guys. How great is God. 2020 was such a difficult year but God gave me a comforter, a blessing, a bestfriend and my pride. I know this child is going to be nothing but a blessing to us (dad and I) and generations to come. I cant wait to hold, kiss, touch, feel, smell you. I am so grateful. Now i can post my full body pics in peace." she wrote. Kademaunga, who is currently making waves as a motivational speaker, said life was not easy for her while growing u...
Ex-Federal High Court Chief Judge, Adamu Abdu-Kafatati is Dead
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Ex-Federal High Court Chief Judge, Adamu Abdu-Kafatati is Dead

The immediate past Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati is dead. The jurist who retired from the bench on July 25, 2019, died on Thursday February 25, after observing the evening prayer in his Abuja home. A statement released by his family reads “Innalillahi Wa inna ilaihi Rajiun. It is with deep sorry that I announced the passing away of our elder statesman, Hon Justice Abdul Kafarati the immediate-past Chief Justice of High Court of the Federation and former Bauchi State Attorney General which occurred this night (Thursday) after magrib Salat at Abuja.” May his soul rest in peace.
521 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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521 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

521 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Sunday February 21, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; Lagos-166, Ogun-52, Rivers-47, Adamawa-37, Ebonyi-37, Akwa Ibom-25, Osun-21, Bayelsa-18, Kaduna-17, Oyo-16, FCT-15, Ekiti-14, Kano-12, Edo-12, Borno-9, Yobe-8, Ondo-6, Nasarawa-4, Bauchi-2, Kwara-3. There are now 152,074 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,839 deaths have been recorded. 128,619 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
Olakunle Churchill gifts grandmother a house
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Olakunle Churchill gifts grandmother a house

Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, Olakunle Churchill has gifted his grandmother a new house to celebrate her. In a post sighted on his Instagram page, he shared photos of a newly completed apartment he gave out to his grandmother as a gift. He further stated that she deserves it for the level of love and sacrifice she had for him growing up. Recall Olakunle Churchill caused a stir on social media some few days ago when he announced his marriage to Rose Amour who allegedly was a friend to Tonto Dikeh. “Sending warmest wishes for your new home. You deserve the best grandma you are my everything congratulations 殺”
Shade Ladipo Shades Rosy Meurer and Olakunle Churchill
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Shade Ladipo Shades Rosy Meurer and Olakunle Churchill

Media personality, Shade Ladipo via her Instastories this morning, threw a shade at actress Rosy Meurer and Olakunle Churchill, who recently announced that they are married. Churchill was previously married to actress, Tonto Dikeh. Read what Shade wrote below...  
Senator Etang Umoyo is Dead
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Senator Etang Umoyo is Dead

Etang Umoyo, the senator who represented Akwa Ibom South District during the aborted Third Republic is dead at the age of 71. The former lawmaker who was ill for some time, died on Saturday February 13 as announced by his family on Monday February 15. Umoyo was a foundation member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before he defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2017. He later returned to the PDP in 2018, claiming he was doing so in order to help Governor Udom Emmanuel win a second term.
Zimbabwe receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines
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Zimbabwe receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines

President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday February 15, announced that Zimbabwe has received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines. President Mnangagwa in his tweet also announced the country will start COVID-19 vaccination this week. He tweeted;   “The first batch of vaccines for Zimbabwe has been successfully delivered. We start vaccinating Zimbabweans this week! “The faster our country is protected against this virus, the faster Zimbabwe’s economy can flourish." Zimbabwe Health Ministry had earlier on Friday said it will begin its Covid-19 vaccination campaign this week. The ministry said it expects to take delivery of the first shipment of 800,000 vaccine doses, 200,000 of which were donated by the Chinese government.
Final Year Katsina Varsity Student Drowns in Dam
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Final Year Katsina Varsity Student Drowns in Dam

A final year student of the Federal University Dutsinma, FUDMA, Yusuf Abbas, has died while swimming at Zobe dam, in Dutsin-ma Local Government Area of Katsina State. Abbas, a student of Geography Department had gone to the Dam along with some friends to relax on February 12. It was gathered that Abbas' corpse was retrieved and taken to his country home in Kano, where he was buried. The SUG President, Aliyu Sale Damaga, confirmed the incident in a statement published by his S.A on Media & Publicity, Aliyu Bashir Maiyaseen. PREAMBLE: CONDOLENCE MESSAGE TO THE FAMILY, FUDMITES AND SCHOOL MANAGEMENT AT LARGE, OVER THE DEMISE OF ABBAS YUSUF (400Lvl, Geography dept) I regret to announce the death of Abbas Yusuf, a final year student from Geography department, Federal Univ...
1,005 new Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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1,005 new Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

1,005 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Friday February 12, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as; Lagos-204, Kwara-155, Oyo-124, Plateau-80, FCT-75, Edo-56, Osun-48, Ondo-41, Kaduna-40, Rivers-40, Taraba-35, Borno-32, Ekiti-21, Ogun-20, Kano-14, Bayelsa-8, Delta-7, Bauchi-3, Jigawa-2. There are now 144,521 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,734 deaths have been recorded. 118,866 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
#EndSARS: No protest will hold at Lekki Tollgate on Saturday – Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu says
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#EndSARS: No protest will hold at Lekki Tollgate on Saturday – Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu says

On Tuesday, February 9, some Nigerians using the hashtag #OccupyLekkiTollgate announced plans to stage fresh protests over plans to reopen the tollgate. The Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry had on Saturday, February 6 gave permission to the Lekki Concession Company LCC take over the tollgates that have been shut since October 2020 after the gunshot incident that reportedly left some EndSARS protesters dead and injured. While the #OccupyLekkiTollgate proponents were making plans for their protests, another group using the hashtag #DefendLagos announced plans to hold a counter-protest at the same Lekki tollgate. Speaking on the development, Odumosu while speaking to newsmen, said no group would be allowed to hold any protest come Saturday, February 13. “Allowing both groups to carr...
506 new Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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506 new Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

506 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Sunday February 7, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases across states as follows; Ondo-90, Kwara-89, Rivers-53, Borno-45, Gombe-32, FCT-28, Imo-26, Ogun-25, Lagos-22, Kaduna-14, Kano-14, Edo-13, Osun-11, Cross River-10, Yobe-9, Ekiti-7, Kebbi-6, Nasarawa-6, Oyo-5, Jigawa-1. There are now 139,748 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,667 deaths have been recorded. 113,525 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
Northern Governors to take COVID-19 Vaccine in Public
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Northern Governors to take COVID-19 Vaccine in Public

Chairman of the Northern Governors' Forum and Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong has announced that the 19 Northern States Governors will be publicly taking the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine when they arrive in the country. Lalong said this in his address at a webinar organised by the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, where the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine were discussed. The Governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government Prof. Danladi Atu, said the Northern Governors will be publicly taking the vaccine to dispel fears surrounding it. He said; “We – the Northern Governors – have agreed to take the first doses of the vaccines.”
Rapper, Gucci Mane Gifts Wife Keyshia Ka’Oir $1Million
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Rapper, Gucci Mane Gifts Wife Keyshia Ka’Oir $1Million

American rapper, Gucci Mane has gifted his wife Keyshia Ka'Oir a whopping $1 million as a push present following the birth of their first child. An excited Keyshia took to her Instagram story to share the news with her fans.   She wrote: "My husband just gave me $1m for my push present."     The couple welcomed the child, a baby boy named Ice Davis on December 23. Gucci and Keyshia, who both tied the knot in October 2017, after seven years of dating, announced they were expecting their first child back in August. The newborn is Gucci's second child as he already has a 12-year-old son with his ex Sheena Evans, and Keyshia has three children, two girls and a boy from a previous relationship.
Lagos State Government Directs Public and Private Schools to Reopen January 18
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Lagos State Government Directs Public and Private Schools to Reopen January 18

The Lagos State Government has announced January 18, 2021, as the approved date for resumption of academic activities in private and public schools in the state for the second term of 2020/21 academic session. The state's Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, announced this in a statement released today January 4. In the statement which was signed by the Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, Adefisayo asked schools to make virtual learning available for sick or willing students. She said this was in line with the Federal Government’s directive coupled with the second wave of the COVID19 Pandemic.“ All public and private schools below the tertiary level in Lagos State should be reopened for the second term 2020/21 academic session from Monday, 1...
Wizkid Announced As New Face Of Puma Sportswear In Striking New Campaign Images
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Wizkid Announced As New Face Of Puma Sportswear In Striking New Campaign Images

Wizkid has been named as the latest ambassador for sportswear brand Puma as his campaign images have been revealed. The Nigerian singer and songwriter, 30, is the new Puma x JD ambassador for the relayncg of the Puma Suede Classics range. Wizkid, real name Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, said of the collaboration: ‘It’s an honour to be the face of the new JD x Puma Suede Classics campaign. ‘Puma is a brand I’ve loved and respected growing up, and so the decision to become and Ambassador felt completely natural. The Puma Suede is a classic shoe that can be worn by anyone at any age and I think my fans will really connect with that.’ Starting his music career at just 11, Wizkid has become one of Nigeria’s biggest artists, known for hits including Holla At Your Boy and No Stress. Hi...
Official Results Of Edo Governorship Election 2020 As Announced By INEC
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Official Results Of Edo Governorship Election 2020 As Announced By INEC

HAPPENING NOW: INEC's Collation Committee announces the official results of the election from all local governments. Party agents are also present at the meeting. Channels TV covers the exercise. Official results of the Edo state governorship election 1 Igueben LG (as announced by INEC) APC - 5199 PDP - 7870 2 Esan North-East (as announced by INEC) APC - 6,556 PDP - 13,579 3 Esan Central (as announced by INEC) APC - 6,719 PDP - 10,694 Esan Central (as corrected by the INEC officer) APC 6,719 PDP 10,794 4 Ikpoba Okha (as announced by INEC) APC - 18,218 PDP - 41,030 5 Uhunmwonde (as announced by INEC) APC - 5,972 PDP - 10,022 6 Egor (as announced by INEC) APC - 10,202 PDP - 27,621 7 Owan East (as announced by INEC) APC - 19,295...
Rio Ferdinand and Kate Announce they are Expecting First Child
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Rio Ferdinand and Kate Announce they are Expecting First Child

Retired footballer, Rio Ferdinand and his wife Kate have announced they are expecting their first together. The former TOWIE star, 29, and ex-Manchester United defender, 41, revealed the news on social media on Thursday evening. Kate shared a sweet family video via Instagram and then wrote: "The crazy house is about to get a little bit crazier.. every time I watch this it makes me cry, the best reaction Baby Ferdy we are all so excited to meet you." In the video, the blonde beauty and Rio could be seen with his children - - Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11, and Tia, nine going through baby pictures before she announced: "I am pregnant!" to her excited stepchildren who all started cheering and jumping about. The reality star then cradled her growing baby bump and added: 'Have you not no...
Grammy Renames Controversial ‘Urban Contemporary’ Category
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Grammy Renames Controversial ‘Urban Contemporary’ Category

The Recording Academy, the organization behind the Grammy awards on Wednesday June 10 announced a number of changes to its category names, including changing "urban contemporary" to "progressive R&B." The announcement was made amid growing criticism of the term “urban” which generalized genres including hip-hop and R&B, belittling the innovation of black music. The Recording Academy said the changes had been made to ensure its awards were "inclusive and reflect[ed] the current state of the music industry".   The statement read in part; “The renamed category is intended to highlight albums that include the more progressive elements of R&B and may include samples and elements of hip-hop, rap, dance, and electronic music. It may also incorporate production ele...
Premier League announces zero new positive coronavirus cases after 1,195 players and staff tested
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Premier League announces zero new positive coronavirus cases after 1,195 players and staff tested

No new cases of the disease were found in the first round of testing since the league's return date was confirmed The Premier League has announced that there were no new cases of coronavirus found in the latest round of testing. A total of 1,195 players and staff were tested for Covid-19 across Thursday and Friday and, for the second time in six rounds of testing, there were no positives. The previous round yielded one positive, which Tottenham confirmed was one of their employees.
Edo 2020: APC To Screen 6 Governorship Aspirants
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Edo 2020: APC To Screen 6 Governorship Aspirants

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has announced that six gubernatorial candidates would be screened ahead of the party’s primary election slated for June 22nd. According to a statement signed and released by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the candidates credential would be displayer for claims and objections. The general public, as well as party members, are then invited to witness the exercise. Statement below: **Aspirant Credentials to be displayed for Claims and Objections The All Progressives Congress (APC) announces six Governorship aspirants to be screened for the Party’s June 22, 2020 Primary Election to elect the Party’s Edo state governorship candidate. The six aspirants who have bought, completed and submitted the Party’...
Tottenham confirm positive coronavirus test following latest round of Premier League screenings
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Tottenham confirm positive coronavirus test following latest round of Premier League screenings

An unnamed individual from Tottenham returned a positive test, the club confirmed after the top flight released its latest data The Premier League has revealed that its latest round of testing has thrown up a single positive case of coronavirus. As part of preparations to return to action, England's top flight is carrying out extensive screening of players and staff from across the league. The scheme began on May 17 and have now been repeated on a further three occasions, with just one positive announced on Wednesday from almost 1,200 tested.
Fuji Musician, Wasiu Ajani Tekoye Is Dead
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Fuji Musician, Wasiu Ajani Tekoye Is Dead

Fuji singer, Alhaji Wasiu Ajani Tekoye aka Pure Water is dead at the age of 52. The deceased passed away in the early hours of Thursday May 14, at his residence in Moshalashi, Alimosho Local Government of Lagos State. His family announced that he will be buried according to Islamic rites at the family house by 10am on Friday May 15. The statement read; "The family of Olaifa has announced the sudden departure of fuji music legend, Alhaji Wasiu Ajani otherwise known as Tekoye. "Tekoye, 52 died at the early hours of today Thursday, May 14, 2020, at his residence in Moshalashi Area of Alimosho Local Government in Lagos. He will be buried according to Islamic rites at the family house tomorrow at 10 in the morning."
Portugal’s Primeira Liga to return on June 4 from coronavirus suspension
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Portugal’s Primeira Liga to return on June 4 from coronavirus suspension

Porto were a point clear of Benfica at the top of the table when the season was suspended, with each club having 10 fixtures still to play The Primeira Liga will return to action on June 4, the league has announced. Portugal's top flight has been on hold since March 12 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The country's Prime Minister Antonio Costa last month gave the go-ahead for the league to resume behind closed doors from May 30, and the league has now confirmed that it will begin play just days later.

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