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Wendy Williams Hospitalized for Psychiatric evaluation
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Wendy Williams Hospitalized for Psychiatric evaluation

American broadcaster, Wendy Williams has been hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation barely 24 hours after it was announced that the new season of her show would be delayed after she suffered from a "breakthrough COVID-19 case". Wendy was voluntarily admitted to a New York City hospital for psych evaluation. Sources told TMZ that she had struggled with mental health issues for some time and her recent admission is not a big shock. She is said to have COVID but asymptomatic, doctors are expected to continue to monitor her physical health as well. When Wendy will be discharged from the hospital is still unclear, but it was learnt that her mental health has continued to improve and her COVID is still in check with no real symptoms. The show host's 13th season was set to premier...
Hassan Abdallah appointed as Heartland FC coach
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Hassan Abdallah appointed as Heartland FC coach

Heartland Football Club has announced Hassan Abdallah as new Chief Coach for next season. Coach Abdallah was selected among the pool of coaches that applied for the job. The former player of Kano Pillars, Abiola Babes, Ranchers Bees, Gombe United, Sharks, Calabar Rovers, Rangers International will replace Fidelis Ilechukwu who left the Club at the end of last season. Abdallah put pen to paper for a two-year contract with the Naze Millionaires and he’s in Owerri to meet the mamagement and players.. As a Coach he has had stints with Katsina Spotlight, Kano Pillars and the Flying Eagles of Nigeria in 2005. He served with the U-20 national team at the U-20 world cup in 2019 in Poland as the Scout. He is currently the chief scout of the U-17 National team (Golden Eaglets).
Fast and Furious star, Jordana Brewster is engaged to Tech CEO Mason Morfit
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Fast and Furious star, Jordana Brewster is engaged to Tech CEO Mason Morfit

Fast and the Furious star, Jordana Brewster has announced her engagement to boyfriend Mason Morfit. The 41-year-old actress announced her engagement by sharing a picture of herself wearing a sparkler on her ring finger as she cozied up next to the 44-year-old tech CEO. The photo came with the caption; JB soon to be JBM Brewster and Morfit were first linked as a couple in July 2020, and the actress had admitted to flying to see him just days after filing for divorce from her now-ex-husband Andrew Form. This will be the second marriage for both of them. The actress was married to Andrew Form for 13 years before splitting in 2020. The two share sons Rowan, 5, and Julian, 8. Morfit is the CEO of ValueAct Capital, an investment company, and was formerly on the board of director...
US Soccer Federation offers identical contracts to their men’s and women’s teams after discrimination lawsuit over equal pay
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US Soccer Federation offers identical contracts to their men’s and women’s teams after discrimination lawsuit over equal pay

The US Soccer Federation has announced it has offered identical contract proposals to the players associations of the men's and women's national teams. The USSF said in a statement that the offer was 'with the goal of aligning the men's and women's senior national teams under a single collective bargaining agreement (CBA) structure.' The unions for the men and women's team are currently separate and have no obligation to bargain jointly or to agree to similar terms. The men's contract expired in December 2018 while the women's runs through until December this year. The USSF added: 'US Soccer firmly believes that the best path forward for all involved, and for the future of the sport in the United States, is a single pay structure for both senior national teams. 'This proposal...
ISWAP leader, Al-Barnawi reportedly killed
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ISWAP leader, Al-Barnawi reportedly killed

Leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), Abu Musab Al-Barnawi has been reportedly killed. Daily Trust reported that the vicious leader of the terrorist group was killed in the last week of August in Borno state. Read the report below... Al-Barnawi was the son of Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf who was also killed by security forces in 2009 when he launched a war against the Nigerian state. Al-Barnawi was announced as the leader of Islamic State (IS) militant group's West African affiliate, Boko Haram in 2016. Prior to this, late Abubakar Shekau was Boko Haram's leader following the death of Al-Barnawi's father. His dislodgement in 2016 heralded the rise of the relatively young Al-Barnawi as ISWAP leader and at the same time, the split of the terrorist grou...
Popular South Korean pastor, David Yonggi Cho dies at 85
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Popular South Korean pastor, David Yonggi Cho dies at 85

Popular South Korean pastor, David Yonggi Cho, has died at the age of 85. The death of Younggi Cho, a co-founder of the Yoido Full Gospel Church (Assemblies of God) in South Korea, was announced via his official Facebook page on Tuesday. He died on Tuesday morning, September 14,  after battling complications from a stroke. The official announcement of his death reads, "Dr David Yonggi Cho has gone to be with Jesus. At the age of 85 (1936-2021). "David Yonggi Cho (born 14 February 1936 as Paul Yungi Cho) is a South Korean Christian minister. "With his mother-in-law Choi Ja-shil, he is cofounder of the Yoido Full Gospel Church (Assemblies of God), the world’s largest congregation. "You are forever in our hearts, we thank God...
Former Chelsea and Senegal Striker Demba Ba Retires from football at 36
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Former Chelsea and Senegal Striker Demba Ba Retires from football at 36

Former Chelsea and Senegal striker, Demba Ba has announced his retirement from football at the age of 36. Demba Ba made the announcement via his social media accounts almost a month after he left Swiss Super League club Lugano. In a post on Twitter, Ba wrote: "It is with a heart filled with gratefulness that I announce the end of my playing career. "What a wonderful journey it has been. Beside all the sweat and tears I have faced, football has given me so many beautiful emotions. From the passion of the fans and the noise coming from the stands after every goal to the connection with my teammates on and off the field , this will forever remain in my head and heart. "I wanna thank everyone I've crossed paths with and helped me grow, every club and manager for given me an opportu...
See Normani and Teyana Taylor’s sexually charged performance at the MTV VMAs that’s got people talking
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See Normani and Teyana Taylor’s sexually charged performance at the MTV VMAs that’s got people talking

Normani performed at this year's MTV Video Music Awards and her final performance with Teyana Taylor has got people talking. MTV announced only days prior that Normani would be performing at the VMAs with the television debut of her new single "Wild Side". The singer gave a fantastic performance then concluded with an homage to Janet Jackson’s "Would You Mind" by bringing out Teyana Taylor tied up. Normani then climbed on Teyana and danced on top of her, grinding against her crotch in a sexually charged manner. Watch the video below.
Britney Spears and her longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari engaged
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Britney Spears and her longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari engaged

American popstar, Britney Spears announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend, fitness trainer Sam Asghari. Brandon Cohen, a talent manager for Mr. Asghari, confirmed the engagement on Sunday night, September 12. “The couple made their longstanding relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication and love expressed to them,” Mr. Cohen said. Ms. Spears and Mr. Asghari each shared posts on Instagram to announce the engagement with the singer showing off her engagement ring. Mr. Cohen said a New York City jeweler, Roman Malayev, designed the ring. The engagement comes less than a week after the singer's father, Jamie Spears, asked a judge to end her 13-year conservatorship. Lawyers for Ms. Spears’s father, James P. Spears, wrote in ...
BBNaija: Jaypaul evicted from Big Brother Nigeria reality show
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BBNaija: Jaypaul evicted from Big Brother Nigeria reality show

Jaypaul, one of the housemates in the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality show has been evicted. Host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, announced this during the live eviction show on Sunday. Saga, Jaypaul, JackieB, Liquorose and WhiteMoney were nominated for eviction by the housemates. There are now 12 housemates battling for the grand prize. The season 6 edition of the show ends on October 3rd 2021.
Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco and husband Karl Cook announce split after three years
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Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco and husband Karl Cook announce split after three years

The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco and husband Karl Cook have announced in a joint statement that their marriage is over after three years. Kaley and Karl married in San Diego, California, in June 2018 after dating for two years. The couple say they chose to split because their lives are currently on different paths and while they still have a "deep love" for one another, this was the best decision for them. In a statement shared with People, they said: "Despite a deep love and respect for one another, we have realized that our current paths have taken us in opposite directions. "We have both shared so much of our journey publicly so while we would prefer to keep this aspect of our personal life private, we wanted to be forthcoming in our truth together. There is no anger...
Gay singer, Lil Nas X reacts to the negativity he’s received after he shared “maternity” photos to announce the coming of his album
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Gay singer, Lil Nas X reacts to the negativity he’s received after he shared “maternity” photos to announce the coming of his album

Lil Nas X has responded to the negativity his "maternity" photos elicited. The gay singer shared photos of himself with a swollen belly and another of a sonogram as he announced the coming of his album, Montero . It received mixed reactions, with some praising him and many expressing outrage. Responding, Lil Nas wrote on Twitter: "Let me get offline, all of this negative energy is not good for the baby."
Taliban to unveil Afghanistan’s new government with presidential palace ceremony today
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Taliban to unveil Afghanistan’s new government with presidential palace ceremony today

Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers are set to announced their new government today as the country faces economic collapse and food shortages. This comes more than two weeks after the Islamist militia captured Kabul and brought a deadly end to 20 years of war, with the Taliban now back in control of the country as they were from 1996 to 2001. Taliban official Ahmadullah Muttaqi said on social media a ceremony is being put in place at the presidential palace in Kabul after the US withdrawal, while private broadcaster TOLONews said an announcement on a new government was imminent. Meanwhile, one-third of the country is facing food insecurity and is in desperate need of funds, according to the World Food Programme amid warnings of a humanitarian crisis in the country. The Taliban are...
NCDC boss, Chikwe Ihekweazu, Appointed Assistant DG of WHO
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NCDC boss, Chikwe Ihekweazu, Appointed Assistant DG of WHO

The Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC has been appointed an Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) in charge of Health Emergency Intelligence with effect from November 1, 2021 His appointment was announced in a statement issued by the WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros. According to the statement, Ihekweazu will lead the work on strengthening pandemic and epidemic intelligence globally, including heading the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Berlin. “I am please to welcome Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu as an Assistant Director-General for Health Emergency Intelligence from November 1, 2021. He will lead the work on strengthening pandemic and epidemic intelligence globally, including heading the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epide...
PSG sign Portugal full-back Nuno Mendes from Sporting
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PSG sign Portugal full-back Nuno Mendes from Sporting

Paris Saint-Germain announced the signing of teenage Portugal defender Nuno Mendes from Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday, on a season-long loan with an option to buy. The 19-year-old, who was part of Sporting’s Portuguese title-winning side last season, has won five international caps and was an unused member of Fernando Santos’ Euro 2020 squad. Nuno Mendes completes a bumper transfer window for PSG, who will reportedly pay Sporting a loan fee of seven million euros ($8.3 million) with the option to make the deal permanent for 40 million euros. “Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to announce the signing of Nuno Mendes,” PSG said, confirming the transfer minutes after Tuesday’s midnight local time (2200 GMT) deadline. He had been linked with Premier League clubs including Manchester C...
Transfer deadline: Man United’s winger joins EPL rival club
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Transfer deadline: Man United’s winger joins EPL rival club

Leeds United have announced the capture of winger, Daniel James from Manchester United. The 23-year-old completed a £25 million switch from Old Trafford to Leeds on Tuesday. He underwent a medical earlier on Tuesday before joining up with the rest of Wales’ squad at their training camp in Finland ahead of the World Cup qualifying matches. The Welsh winger has put pen to paper on a five-year contract in west Yorkshire. “It’s been a bit of a whirlwind for me, a bit of a crazy time. But I’m here now, I’m grateful for the club being interested in me, still believing in me from that time two-and-a-half years ago,” James told Sky Sports. “I’m happy to be here and I can’t wait to play in front of these fans. “There’s always been an interest since I ne...
Crashed engagement: IK Ogbonna replies troll who Mocked his best friend, Alex Ekubo
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Crashed engagement: IK Ogbonna replies troll who Mocked his best friend, Alex Ekubo

Actor, IK Ogbonna, was quick to respond to an Instagram troll who mocked his colleague and close friend, Alex Ekubo, over his recent crashed engagement and wedding plans. Recall that Alex's fiancee, Fancy Acholonu, announced their break up recently. The former couple got engaged in May and had concluded plans to get married in November this year. However, the engagement was called off and Fancy confirmed it. Read here. Last weekend, Alex was in Cotonou where he bagged a doctorate degree from an institution. IK shared as photo of Alex, congratulating him on the doctorate degree. A troll decided to leave an unflattering comment on the post and IK wasn't having any of it. See their exchange below..
Likely shirt numbers Cristiano Ronaldo could wear at Man United
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Likely shirt numbers Cristiano Ronaldo could wear at Man United

Cristiano Ronaldo will have to choose from the the following available shirt numbers: 12, 15, 24, 30, 31, 33 and 35 upon his return to Manchester United. Even though the club’s legend, Rio Ferdinand had announced Edinson Cavani’s willingness to surrender the No.7 shirt to the Portuguese, the Premier League rules would not let that happen. The number 9 shirt, which would have another option for the Portugal captain is also in use. Anthony Nartial is currently wearing the shirt. Ronaldo is synonymous with the No.7 but the shirt has been registered in the Premier League for Uruguayan striker, Cavani. The options available to Ronaldo are shirt numbers he would not like to wear except for his love for the club because the former Real Madrid star has even built his entire brand und...
Cristiano Ronaldo not giving up in joining Manchester City
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Cristiano Ronaldo not giving up in joining Manchester City

Cristiano Ronaldo is still hopeful of joining Manchester City this summer despite Pep Guardiola’s side turning down a deal for the Portuguese, according to The Times. Manchester City failed to secure the services of Harry Kane who has announced he will be staying at Tottenham this season. Pep Guardiola is currently looking for a striker following the departure of Sergio Aguero on a free transfer to Barcelona this summer. City had made the England captain their number one choice after securing a £100 million deal for Jack Grealish. Ronaldo in the other hand is keen to leave Juventus before the deadline, according to multiple reports in Italy and is pushing for a return to the Premier League with City. But City have so far shown reluctance in making a move for ...
Carabao Cup: Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal third round opponents revealed [Full fixtures]
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Carabao Cup: Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal third round opponents revealed [Full fixtures]

The draw for the third round of this season’s Carabao Cup was conducted on Wednesday night. Holders Manchester City have been paired against Wycombe Wanderers. Chelsea will welcome Aston Villa and Manchester United host West Ham. Liverpool travel to Norwich, while Arsenal are at home against AFC Wimbledon. These games will be played in the week of September 20. The draw in full: QPR vs Everton Preston vs Cheltenham Man Utd vs West Ham Fulham vs Leeds Brentford vs Oldham Watford vs Stoke Chelsea vs Aston Villa Wigan vs Sunderland Norwich vs Liverpool Burnley vs Rochdale Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon Sheffield United vs Southampton Man City vs Wycombe Wanderers Millwall vs Leicester City Wolves vs Tottenham Brighton vs...
Plateau state government re-imposes 24-hour curfew on Jos North LGA
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Plateau state government re-imposes 24-hour curfew on Jos North LGA

The Plateau State government has re-imposed a 24-hour curfew on Jos North Local Government Area (LGA). The Director of Press and Public Affairs to Governor Simon Lalong, Dr Makut Macham, announced this in a statement released today Wednesday, August 25. The curfew comes hours after a fresh crisis broke out in Yelwa Zangam, a village in Zangam District of the state. Over 30 persons were allegedly killed in the renewed hostilities. According to the statement, the 24-hour curfew will come into force from 4pm on August 25 until further notice. “The proactive decision became necessary following imminent threat to lives and properties within the local government area and the need to forestall the breakdown of law and order,” the statement said. It will also enable security agencies...
DJ Zinhle Expecting a baby with Producer Bongani Mohosana
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DJ Zinhle Expecting a baby with Producer Bongani Mohosana

South African DJ, Zinhle Jiyane, has announced that she's expecting a baby with award-winning producer, Bongani Mohosana, aka Murda Bongz. The DJ, who shares a child with South African rapper AKA, shared photos of her baby bump on Instagram. In the caption, she thanked those who celebrated her and her partner.
We’re getting nearer to an agreement with Twitter – Lai Mohammed
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We’re getting nearer to an agreement with Twitter – Lai Mohammed

Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed has announced that Twitter has agreed to seven out of the 10 demands it made to lift the suspension on the social media platform in Nigeria. The Minister said this in Washington DC during his on-going engagement with global media outlets, think-tanks and influencers. Mohammed said; “We believe that even the other three outstanding demands, are not really about whether they agreed or not but about timing and scheduling. “That is what gave me the confidence that we are getting nearer to an agreement. “As recently as last week, we exchanged correspondence with Twitter, and when I left home a few days ago; we are expecting a reply from them. “It is left with Twitter to respond to grey areas that we asked them to look into. ...
Buhari signs Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 into law
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Buhari signs Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) 2021 into law. This was announcened via a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Monday August 20. The ceremonial part of the new legislation will be done on Wednesday August 22 after President Buhari must have fulfilled the days of mandatory isolation. The statement read;  “Working from home in five days quarantine as required by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 after returning from London on Friday, August 13, the President assented to the Bill, Monday, August 16, in his determination to fulfill his constitutional duty. “The ceremonial part of the new legislation will be done on Wednesday, after the days of mandatory isolation wou...
NAPTIP to use town criers in fight against human trafficking
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NAPTIP to use town criers in fight against human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has announced it will engage local town criers to help in spreading its message against human trafficking. Speaking on Friday, August 13, at the agency's headquarters in Abuja while hosting a delegation from the International Organisation for Migration led by its Country Chief of Mission, Franz Celestin, NAPTIP’s Head, Press and Public Relations Unit, Stella Nezan, made the revelation in a statement titled, ‘NAPTIP, IOM set to improve collaboration to tackle human trafficking and irregular migration.’ The agency’s Director-General, Basheer Muhammed, represented by Nezan said NAPTIP's mandates touch various families in the country. The statement says “I want NAPTIP’s anti-huma...
Kelvin Ofori: Paderborn sign Ghanaian youngster from Fortuna Dusseldorf
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Kelvin Ofori: Paderborn sign Ghanaian youngster from Fortuna Dusseldorf

The 20-year-old has changed clubs in the German second division after struggling for game time last season Ghanaian attacker Kelvin Ofori has sealed a transfer to German side Paderborn, the club have announced. The 20-year-old joins the Bundesliga 2 side on a two-year deal from fellow lower division outfit Fortuna Dusseldorf. He has had to change clubs owing to limited playing time at his former outfit.
Messi agrees Deal with new Club, to Sign Contract today
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Messi agrees Deal with new Club, to Sign Contract today

Lionel Messi has, according to L’Equipe, agreed a deal with Paris Saint-Germain. The 34-year-old is now set to fly into the French capital later on Tuesday. Barcelona announced on Thursday that Messi, who has spent 21 years at the club, will no longer be part of their set up. He is now ready to take on a new challenge with the French Ligue 1 giants in a deal worth millions of euros. Messi, according to the report, will sign a two-year contract – that includes a 12-month extension option beyond that point, on Tuesday.
Rapper Ludacris welcomes his 4th child, a baby girl
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Rapper Ludacris welcomes his 4th child, a baby girl

Ludacris is now a proud father of four. The American rapper, 43, and his wife  Eudoxie Mbouguiengue, 35, welcomed their second child together, daughter Chance Oyali Bridges, on Wednesday, July 28 at 7:57 a.m., the couple announced Monday. The couple is already parents to daughter Cadence, 6, and Ludacris also has daughters Cai, 7, and Karma, 20, from previous relationships. Sharing the exciting news, Ludacris shared a series of adorable photos to Instagram featuring him and Eudoxie holding their newborn daughter.   "The Movie "Girls, Girls, Girls, Girls" starring Chris Bridges coming soon.. ," he captioned the post.  
Tyson Fury Becomes dad for Sixth time as Wife Paris Gives Birth to a Baby girl
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Tyson Fury Becomes dad for Sixth time as Wife Paris Gives Birth to a Baby girl

Tyson Fury, 32, has become a dad for the sixth time as his wife Paris gave birth to a baby girl today. The married couple already have five other children. Tyson announced the arrival of daughter Athena on social media, writing: "Please can everyone pray for my baby girl who was born this morning. Athena Fury born 8/8/21." The WBC champion now has three daughters, with his new baby girl joining Venezuela, and Valencia Amber. Fury and childhood sweetheart Paris also have three sons, eldest Prince Tyson Fury II, Prince Adonis Amaziah, and Prince John James. As Paris was in the hospital to have her child, she hilariously shared a video of Tyson watching proceedings at Eddie Hearn's Fight Camp from the hospital last night. She wrote: "Even in this situation he...
#BBNaija: I’m nobody’s girl, I’m for the Street – Angel
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#BBNaija: I’m nobody’s girl, I’m for the Street – Angel

Big Brother Naija housemate Angel has publicly announced that she’s nobody’s girl amongst the male housemates but rather she’s for the street. In a discussion with WhiteMoney, Cross, and Nini, Angel clearly stated that nobody should refer to her as Sammie’s girl. “I’m nobody’s girl. I’m for the street.” -Angel says. Angel went on to show them her waistband and asked them to read what is written on it. She said henceforth, no housemates should link with Sammie again, there is no relationship between them. Check out reactions:
Mazeed Ogungbo: Arsenal hand Nigeria prospect first professional contract
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Mazeed Ogungbo: Arsenal hand Nigeria prospect first professional contract

The teenage left-back is highly rated at the Emirates Stadium and has signed his first professional deal with the North London outfit Mazeed Ogungbo has signed his first professional contract with Arsenal, the Premier League side have announced. The left-back, who has been with the North London outfit since 2019, put pen to paper on a professional deal on Tuesday and he is expected to continue his development under coach Kevin Betsy. Due to his abilities, he is highly regarded as one of the brightest talents in Arsenal’s youth ranks.
Liverpool confirm new long-term deal for Alexander-Arnold
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Liverpool confirm new long-term deal for Alexander-Arnold

The full-back will remain with his boyhood club on a deal that runs through 2025 Trent Alexander-Arnold has signed a new contract with Liverpool, the club announced. The defender's new deal will run through 2025, keeping him at his boyhood club for the foreseeable future. Alexander-Arnold has made a total of 179 appearances for Liverpool so far after emerging from the club's academy system.
Lumor Agbenyenu: Aris Thessaloniki sign Ghana defender from Sporting CP
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Lumor Agbenyenu: Aris Thessaloniki sign Ghana defender from Sporting CP

The left-back has permanently cut ties with the Portuguese club after a frustrating spell Greek side Aris Thessaloniki have secured the services of Ghana defender Lumor Agbenyenu, the club have announced. The left-back joins the Super League outfit on a two-year deal, bringing an end to a largely unsettled spell with Portuguese fold Sporting CP. He last played for Spanish side Real Mallorca on loan.
Manchester United say no players positive for Covid-19 after Preston friendly called off
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Manchester United say no players positive for Covid-19 after Preston friendly called off

The club announced a small group had tested positive but have now confirmed after more tests they were 'false positives.' Manchester United have confirmed there are no positive Covid cases within the first team training group after a scare on Thursday. Players and staff are routinely tested and results on Thursday taken by lateral flow tests showed a small group, which included players and staff, had tested positive for the virus. That group isolated while they awaited results of a PCR test, but are all now allowed back into the training ground after further testing showed they are negative.
Nigerian Idol Winner, Kingdom Kroseide, Gets Bayelsa Govt Scholarship
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Nigerian Idol Winner, Kingdom Kroseide, Gets Bayelsa Govt Scholarship

The Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has announced an educational scholarship for the winner of the Nigerian Idol Season 6 singing contest, Kingdom Kroseide. Diri, who announced this on Friday when he received Kingdom and his team at the Government House, Yenagoa, also appointed him as Youth Ambassador in the state. He said the government would henceforth bear the responsibility of the 24-year-old talented singer’s education at the Federal University, Otuoke, where he is a student and up to a Master’s Degree level if he so desires. The governor said, “In appreciation of the honour you have brought to the state, I hereby announce that you are on the scholarship of the Bayelsa State Government. As you finish your first degree and if you proceed for a Master’s Degree, the scho...
LA Galaxy sign Mexico star Alvarez to two-year contract extension
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LA Galaxy sign Mexico star Alvarez to two-year contract extension

The 19-year-old played for El Tri at the Gold Cup this week, sealing his international future The LA Galaxy have announced that midfielder Efrain Alvarez has signed a two-year contract extension through the 2023 season, with a club option for 2024. Alvarez, 19, is currently away with Mexico at the Gold Cup, where his international future was sealed when he played against Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday. With that appearance, Alvarez became cap-tied to Mexico after a tug-of-war between El Tri and the United States for his services.
Fashion Sakala: Rangers finally unveil Zambia striker
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Fashion Sakala: Rangers finally unveil Zambia striker

The 24-year-old Chipolopolo international was paraded by the Scottish giants two months after he signed a pre-contract with them Rangers have finally confirmed the arrival of Zambia international Fashion Sakala, two months after they announced they had signed him. The 24-year-old signed a pre-contract to join the Scottish giants in May but he was not able to make it to pre-season training due to problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and passport issues. His absence from training had left many Rangers fans wondering but on Thursday, the club confirmed his arrival on their social media pages ahead of their upcoming pre-season friendly against Arsenal.
PSG Confirm Donnarumma Signing after Italy star’s AC Milan departure
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PSG Confirm Donnarumma Signing after Italy star’s AC Milan departure

Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of Italy's Euro 2020 hero Gianluigi Donnarumma on a five-year deal. The 22-year-old joins on a free transfer from AC Milan after he was unable to agree terms over an extension to his deal which ran out on June 30. PSG beat competition from Barcelona to land the highly-rated goalkeeper, who will earn around 12m Euros (£10.3m) per year plus add-ons in France. "I am delighted to be part of this huge club," Donnarumma told PSG's club website. "I feel ready to take on this new challenge and continue to grow here. With Paris, I want to win as much as possible and to bring joy to the supporters." Donnarumma flew into Paris on Wednesday for the first time to complete his move, days after helping Italy win Euro 2020, their first major t...
Dapo Mebude: Watford sign former Rangers striker
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Dapo Mebude: Watford sign former Rangers striker

The number of Nigerians at Vicarage Road continues to swell following the arrival of the 19-year-old goal getter Premier League side Watford have announced the signing of Dapo Mebude from Scottish Premiership side, Watford. The 19-year-old Scotland youth international of Nigerian descent joined the Hornets on a two-year contract, with a further two-year option. Following his inability to break into Steven Gerrard’s Gers, the teenager was loaned to Scottish Championship side Queen of the South for the 2020-21 campaign.
Canada rule Bayern Munich star Davies out of Gold Cup with ankle injury
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Canada rule Bayern Munich star Davies out of Gold Cup with ankle injury

The left-back sustained the problem in training this past week Alphonso Davies has been ruled out of Canada's Gold Cup squad because of an ankle injury, Canada Soccer has announced. The Bayern Munich left-back went down in training earlier this week and is now on his way back to his club to begin his recovery. Davies had scored four goals and a team-best five assists in six appearances for Canada in 2021, including World Cup qualifiers.
US Rapper DaBaby To Visit Nigeria For Video Shoot With Davido
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US Rapper DaBaby To Visit Nigeria For Video Shoot With Davido

Popular American rapper, DaBaby, has announced that he has a collaboration with Nigerian singer, Davido. He also revealed that he will be visiting Nigeria for a video shoot with the DMW boss. DaBaby made this known while speaking at the 2021 BET Awards, which took place on Sunday, June 27 in Los Angeles, California. According to the artiste, he would be in Nigeria next week for the project. See Video Below;
Cardi B reveals She’s Pregnant with her second child during BET Awards Performance
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Cardi B reveals She’s Pregnant with her second child during BET Awards Performance

Singer Cardi B announced that she is pregnant with her second child during a live performance with Migos at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. After the Migos trio finished "Straightenin" at the event on Sunday June 27, Cardi joined the group for "Type S--". She appeared on stage in a black bodysuit adorned with rhinestones, a sheer panel in the abdomen exposed Cardi's burgeoning belly. Cardi also shared the news on Twitter following the performance. Cardi B and Offset secretly married in 2017 before splitting up in 2018 after she gave birth that same year. The two have had an on-and-off relationship ever since. The couple are already parents to daughter Kulture Kiari, who turns 3 in July. Offset, 29, is also dad to daughter Kalea, 6, and sons Kody, 6, and Jordan, 11, from...
Vera Sidika Expecting First Child with Husband
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Vera Sidika Expecting First Child with Husband

Kenyan socialite, Vera Sidika is expecting her first child. Vera disclosed in October 2020 that she's married to musician Brown Mauzo (read here). She has now announced that they are expecting their first child. She shared clips of her rocking her baby bump and said "an adventure is about to begin." Watch the video below
OxfordBuildBay Announces Tacha as Brand Ambassador
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OxfordBuildBay Announces Tacha as Brand Ambassador

OxfordBuildBay, Nigeria’s first RealTech Company and Member Company of Oxford International Group has announced Tacha as its first Brand Ambassador at a Press Conference today. Tacha, the serial entrepreneur and influencer popularly known from the Reality TV show – Big Brother Naija, is Oxfordbuildbay’s premier brand ambassador. The Company will have Tacha as the face of the brand across various advertising mediums including billboards, television, radio, and particularly across digital platforms. The Managing Director, OxfordBuildBay – Olamilekan Adeniji had this to say at the press conference concerning the partnership: “Tacha has the grit and energy which resonate strongly with the culture of the Oxfordbuildbay brand. We break limits and build dreams. To us, no height is impossi...
37 dead from Bauchi Cholera outbreak
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37 dead from Bauchi Cholera outbreak

The number of casualties who have lost their lives in the recent cholera outbreak in Bauchi State has risen to 37. Dr Aliyu Maigoro, immediate past Commissioner for Health in the State, had on 25th May 2021, announced the outbreak, with a 37-year-old housewife who reported with the disease at the Burra General Hospital on 24th April 2021. Maigoro disclosed then that 20 people had died from the disease, while 322 people affected with the ailment were being managed. The Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHDA) had said that the deadly disease has spread to six more local government areas from the initial nine, making it 15 local government areas of the State. In the data made available to journalists in Bauchi by the Executive Chairman of the Agency, Dr Rilwanu...
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.

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