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Labour Begins Indefinite Strike over N30,000 Minimum Wage in Nasarawa
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Labour Begins Indefinite Strike over N30,000 Minimum Wage in Nasarawa

The organised labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, have commenced an indefinite strike in Nasarawa State over the partial implementation of N30,000 minimum wage and other welfare-related issues. The state Accountant General, Zakka Yakubu, had recently announced that the state government has commenced the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage to only workers from levels 1 to 6. In reaction to the announcement, the organised labour declared strike yesterday in Lafia, the state capital, after a meeting with the State Executive Council (SEC). Addressing journalists after the meeting, Nasarawa State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Yusuf Iya, said the action became imperative due to the failure of the government to meet their dem...
Fans to Learn Impact of Latest Covid-19 Restrictions
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Fans to Learn Impact of Latest Covid-19 Restrictions

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's expected announcement delaying the final stage of easing coronavirus restrictions is likely to have a significant knock-on effect for sports fans. On Monday, the Prime Minister is likely to put on hold for four weeks plans for the lifting of controls - slated for June 21 - amid a surge in cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19 first identified in India. That will directly impact Wembley's hosting of the Euro 2020 semi-final and final, Wimbledon and other major events like Formula 1's British Grand Prix and golf's Open Championship. Image:The announcement could directly impact the remainder of the Euro 2020 matches at Wembley Gareth Southgate's side opened up their campaign with a 1-0 victory over Croatia, watched by 22,500 supporters who g...
Euro 2020: Belgium to be Without key Players against Russia
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Euro 2020: Belgium to be Without key Players against Russia

Belgium will be without two key players, Kevin de Bruyne and Axel Witsel, when they face Russia in their Euro 2020 opener on Saturday due to injury. The Belgian team made the announcement in a post via their Twitter handle on Friday. De Bruyne fractured his eye socket and nose in Manchester City’s Champions League final 1-0 defeat to Chelsea last month. The playmaker had minor surgery last week, only joining up with his Belgian teammates on Monday. Axel Witsel, meanwhile, is also recovering from an Achilles tendon injury. “Axel Witsel and Kevin De Bruyne did not travel to Russia. They stayed in (the Belgian training camp) Tubize to continue their recovery,” the Belgian Red Devils Twitter account said. Belgium are in Group B alongside Denmark, Finland and Russia.
Harry hits back at Palace as he insists he told the Queen beforehand that he planned to name his daughter Lilibet
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Harry hits back at Palace as he insists he told the Queen beforehand that he planned to name his daughter Lilibet

Harry has insisted he and Meghan Markle told the Queen they were naming their daughter Lilibet. In a sensational war of words with the Palace, Prince Harry hit back at a Palace source who claimed he and Meghan "never asked" Her Majesty about using her childhood nickname. After the name of Harry and Meghan's daughter was announced, it was said that Harry had spoken to his grandmother prior to naming their daughter and told her of plans to name her Lilibet. A Palace source told the BBC this was not the case - and the Queen was "never asked" about its use. Responding to the Palace source, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's official spokesman said: "The Duke spoke with his family in advance of the announcement, in fact his grandmother was the first family member he called. "Du...
Superstitious Brescia president Cellino delays Inzaghi announcement
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Superstitious Brescia president Cellino delays Inzaghi announcement

Brescia president Massimo Cellino is ready to confirm Pippo Inzaghi as new coach. The former Benevento coach has agreed terms over a two-year contract. He was spotted at the Torbole Casaglia training ground today for a tour with director of sport Roberto Gemmi and had dinner with President Cellino last night. However, the announcement won't be made until tomorrow. Gazzetta dello Sport says it's because former Cagliari and Leeds United owner Cellino is superstitious and won't ever break important news on a Tuesday.
Tokyo Olympics 2021: Nigeria Appoints Coordinator,Consultant
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Tokyo Olympics 2021: Nigeria Appoints Coordinator,Consultant

  The Federal Government of Nigeria has appointed a General Coordinator and Media Consultant as part of preparations for the National Trials towards the Tokyo Olympics 2021. Sports Minister, Sunday Dare made the announcement on Monday in a statement by Mohammed Manga, Director of Public Relations in the ministry. The appointments, which take immediate effect, are part of the federal government’s efforts to ensure the country’s success in the competition. Rotimi Obajimi, a former Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) was named Coordinator. He was the Coordinator of Team Nigeria to the 2008 African Athletics Championship in Addis Ababa, the 2010 edition in Nairobi, as well as the 2003 All Africa Games Performance Consultant. Dare Esan, a v...
Internet Users Congratulate Princess Diana’s ex, James Hewitt, ‘fo Birth of grandchild’ as Meghan and Harry Welcome daughter
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Internet Users Congratulate Princess Diana’s ex, James Hewitt, ‘fo Birth of grandchild’ as Meghan and Harry Welcome daughter

Online users are already congratulating Princess Diana's ex boyfriend, James Hewitt "for birth of grandchild" despite not being related to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's child. Claims that James Hewitt is actually the father of Prince Harry have long been rubbished. Hewitt himself has also denied the claims. It stems from the revelation that Princess Diana had a 5-year affair with Hewitt, from 1986 to 1991, while she was married to Prince Charles. They became close after Hewitt had been asked to give Princess Diana riding lessons while he was still in the Household Cavalry. However, their affair didn't start until two years after Harry was born. Princess Diana confirmed the affair in 1995, leading to Prince Harry being dogged by rumours Hewitt was his real father...
“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...
Four Players leave Liverpool [Full list]
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Four Players leave Liverpool [Full list]

  Liverpool have confirmed the departure of four players following the conclusion of the 2020-21 season. The four players are Liam Coyle, Joe Hardy, Abdi Sharif and Jack Walls. Liverpool made the announcement in a statement via their website on Saturday. The statement read, “Liverpool FC’s Premier League retained list has been released, confirming the departure of four Academy players after the 2020-21 season. “Liam Coyle, Joe Hardy, Abdi Sharif and Jack Walls are set to leave the Reds upon the expiry of their contracts this summer. “Everybody at the club thanks Liam, Joe, Abdi and Jack for their contributions and wishes them the best of luck in their future careers.” Liverpool finished the 2020/21 season in the third position on the Premier League table, ahead of...
Euro 2020: Man United’s Greenwood Withdraws from England Squad
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Euro 2020: Man United’s Greenwood Withdraws from England Squad

  Manchester United forward, Mason Greenwood, has withdrawn from England’s provisional Euro 2020 squad. Greenwood withdrew from the England squad in order to recover fully from an underlying injury that also kept him out of the Under-21 European Championship in March. Man United made the announcement in a statement via their website on Tuesday. Mason will now remain at Man United to recuperate and prepare for pre-season training. The 19-year-old was included in England manager Gareth Southgate’s 33-man provisional squad for the European Championship. The Euro 2020 will kick-off on June 11 – 11 July, 2021.
Naomi Osaka Withdraws from French Open as she Reveals she’s depressed amid media controversy
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Naomi Osaka Withdraws from French Open as she Reveals she’s depressed amid media controversy

Four-time Grand Slam champion, Naomi Osaka has decided to withdraw from the French Open following the bitter fallout from her decision to boycott all media activity. In an announcement made on Twitter, Naomi said she intends to "take some time away from the court" rather than continue to be a distraction for her stance against speaking to the press. Last week, on the eve of the tournament, Naomi she would not face the press during the 2021 French Open, citing mental health reasons. She said at the time: "I’ve often felt that people have no regard for athletes mental health and this rings very true whenever I see a press conference or partake in one." True to her word, following her win over Patricia Tig in the first round on Sunday, May 30, Osaka failed to attend the post-mat...
CONMEBOL Confirms new Venue for Copa America 2021
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CONMEBOL Confirms new Venue for Copa America 2021

  South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) has announced that the 2021 Copa America will be played in Brazil after original hosts Colombia and Argentina had to pull out of holding the tournament. CONMEBOL made the announcement on Monday, just thirteen days before the tournament is set to begin. Colombia and Argentina had to pull out due to political unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 Copa America will begin on June 13 and end on July 11. Meanwhile, Brazil is one of the countries in the world worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with the second-highest death toll of over 460,000 so far and more than 16.5 million cases. Brazil won the Copa America in 2019 after beating Peru 3-1 in the final.
Real Madrid Confirm Signing of Bayern Munich Defender David Alaba on Five-year Contract
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Real Madrid Confirm Signing of Bayern Munich Defender David Alaba on Five-year Contract

Real Madrid have confirmed they signed David Alaba from Bayern Munich on a five-year contract. The announcement of the signing of the 28-year-old Austria International, who had also been linked with several English Premier League clubs, comes a day after Zinedine Zidane quit as Real coach. "Real Madrid has reached an agreement with David Alaba, who will be linked to the club for the next five seasons," Madrid said in a statement. Alaba will be presented as a Real player after Euro 2020, the statement added. The Austria international has been hugely successful at Bayern, having won two Champions League trophies and 10 league titles among other silverware. Alaba had said in February that he would leave Bayern when his contract expires at the end of the season after 13 ...
Pirlo Sacked as Juventus Manager
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Pirlo Sacked as Juventus Manager

  Andrea Pirlo has been fired as manager of Juventus on Friday. Juventus made the announcement in a statement via their Twitter handle on Friday morning. Pirlo took charge of Juventus last year, replacing Maurizio Sarri. Juventus are now expected to appoint a new manager ahead of next season. Meanwhile, Massimiliano Allegri has been linked with a return to the Serie A giants. Juventus finished in the fourth position on the Serie A table this season.
Facebook Reverses Policy on ban of posts Saying Covid-19 was Man-made
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Facebook Reverses Policy on ban of posts Saying Covid-19 was Man-made

Social media giants, Facebook have said it will no longer remove from its platforms claims that coronavirus was man-made. The announcement comes shortly after US President Joe Biden announced he had directed the US intelligence community to restart an investigation into the origin of Covid-19. Biden announced Wednesday, May 26, he had given the US officials 90 days to investigate the virus' origins. The announcement came after a US intelligence report found several researchers at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill in November 2019 and had to be hospitalized, a new detail that was not revealed before. The Trump administration had touted claims that Coronavirus was man made i.e created in a Chinese lab, but China vigorously denied that assertion with the World Healt...
7 Die From Cholera Outbreak in Gombe
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7 Die From Cholera Outbreak in Gombe

Seven people have died from a cholera outbreak in Gombe state. The state’s Commissioner of Health, Dr Habu Dahiru made the announcement on Thursday May 27, saying others are still receiving treatment at a Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Garko Ward of Akko Local Government Area of Gombe State. Dahiru said the outbreak was confirmed by the ministry’s Rapid Response Team deployed, which eventually established a treatment centre at Bogo Model PHC. The cholera outbreak has been attributed to drinking of contaminated water by the victims. Within the last seven days, 32 cases were treated and discharged from the health centre with six others currently on admission at the PHC. The statement read; “The onset of the rainy season at times heralds the period of cholera outbreaks. ...
Samuel “Spiff” Ajibola Quits his role in “The Johnson” TV Series
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Samuel “Spiff” Ajibola Quits his role in “The Johnson” TV Series

Nollywood actor, Samuel Ajibola, popularly known as Spiff has announced that he is leaving his role in "The Johnsons" TV series. Spiff made the announcement on Twitter a few hours ago. He wrote: "It's difficult to let go but it's time to officially announce on this platform as I quit my role as Spiff in The Johnsons. Thanks to everyone for your undying support and love, I couldn't have asked for more. I've got time on my hands and not much on my side, I've to move on."
Serie A: Napoli Owner, De Laurentiis Confirms Gattuso’s exit after Missing Champions League Spot
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Serie A: Napoli Owner, De Laurentiis Confirms Gattuso’s exit after Missing Champions League Spot

  Napoli owner, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has confirmed that manager, Gennaro Gattuso, will leave the club following their fifth-place Serie A finish on Sunday. Gattuso’s men missed out on next season’s Champions League spot on the final day of the Serie A season over the weekend after playing a 1-1 draw against Hellas Verona at home. “Dear Rino, I am happy to have spent almost two seasons with you. Thank you for your work and I wish you success wherever you go. A hug also to your wife and children,” De Laurentiis wrote on Twitter after the match. The announcement confirmed long-running media speculation that Gattuso would depart Napoli when his contract expires in June. It was followed by a tweet from Napoli’s official Twitter handle that simply said: “Thank you, boss...
Naomi Campbell has ‘secretly been dating someone in US for 18 months’ and they are living together
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Naomi Campbell has ‘secretly been dating someone in US for 18 months’ and they are living together

Naomi Campbell, 50, revealed on Tuesday, May 18, that she has welcomed a child. New reports now claim Naomi has been in a relationship in the US privately for the past 18 months. For several years, the catwalk model has frequently spoken about her desire to become a mum and said "science" can help her to achieve her dreams. Many fans have speculated that Naomi, who turns 51 on Saturday, May 22, may have used a surrogate and did not carry her baby herself. But Naomi has remained tight-lipped about it all and only informed a select few members of her friends and family to share her baby news with. She also kept the information hidden from her team and only  told them an hour before yesterday’s announcement. A source close to Naomi told The Sun last night: "Naomi has rea...
Conor McGregor and Fiancée Dee Devlin Welcome their third Child together
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Conor McGregor and Fiancée Dee Devlin Welcome their third Child together

Conor McGregor and his fiancee, Dee Devlin, have welcomed their child, a son called Rían. The UFC champ McGregor, 32, took to Instagram to make the announcement of Monday afternoon, May 17, as he shared a snap of himself posing with his new bundle of joy. Captioning the adorable snap, he wrote: 'The McGregor Clan is now a family of 5 Healthy baby boy delivered! Baby and Mammy Wonder Woman are doing great! 'God I thank you for everything you give to me and my family in this world. My new born son, Rían McGregor .'  The couple announced their engagement on August 8 after being in a relationship for 12 years. They have two other children, son Conor Junior, who turned four earlier this month, and daughter Croia, two.
Cavani Blasts Man Utd’s Senior Officials Over Super League
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Cavani Blasts Man Utd’s Senior Officials Over Super League

  Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani, has hit out at his bosses, following the failed European Super League plans. He accused them of trying to deprive “more modest teams” a chance to play in the Champions League. United’s Glazer owners were involved in the plans to create a breakaway Super League, along with fellow Premier League sides Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham. However, they all withdrew within 48 hours of the official announcement. The fallout from the Super League debacle saw executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward announce he would be leaving Old Trafford at the end of this year. But Cavani, who signed a new one-year extension, has gone one step further to launch a scathing attack on his employers. “When the Super Leag...
U.S. says Fully Vaccinated Americans can Return to Life Without Masks
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U.S. says Fully Vaccinated Americans can Return to Life Without Masks

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States has announced that fully vaccinated Americans can return to life without masks in a major step toward returning to pre-life. CDC Director, Rochelle Walensky made the announcement at a White House briefing Thursday, May 13. "If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stoppeddoing because of the pandemic," Walensky said, announcing the sweeping change. "Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing." "We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy," Walensky said. The announcement comes after Walensky faced criticism for th...
Unemployment: 21,000 job seekers jostle for 5,000 casual teaching positions in Ogun
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Unemployment: 21,000 job seekers jostle for 5,000 casual teaching positions in Ogun

At least, 21,000 unemployed youths are struggling to get a place as casual teachers for two years in Ogun State, DAILY POST reports. The justle for the teaching positions followed an announcement by the state government that it would recruit 5,000 casual teachers under the Ogun State Teaching Experience Acquisition Channel (Ogun TEACh). The new recruitment exercise came on board after the government cancelled the recruitment of 1,500 teachers, who were earlier shortlisted for the Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) teaching job. DAILY POST reported that the government’s decision to dump those recruited initially sparked outrage as the shortlisted applicants staged a protest in Abeokuta on March 30. Recall that the recruitment of 1,500 teachers began in 2019, but ...
Lagos Government Places 14 Countries on COVID-19 Watchlist
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Lagos Government Places 14 Countries on COVID-19 Watchlist

  The Lagos state government has placed 14 countries on its COVID-19 watchlist to curb the spread of the disease in the state. The state commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi made the announcement on Wednesday May 12. Abayomi who explained that travellers coming from other countries into Lagos have been classified into three groups — the red countries, the amber countries, and the green countries, added that the state government is outlining measures that will guide the management of inbound passengers of interest (POIs) from other countries. The red countries are India, Brazil and Turkey where new variants of COVID-19 are causing an increase in infection rate. The amber countries are Canada, US, France, Germany, Netherlands, Togo, Ghana, Cameroun, Angola, South Afr...
Governor Uzodinma sacks 20 commissioners, dissolves State executive council
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Governor Uzodinma sacks 20 commissioners, dissolves State executive council

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state on Wednesday May 12, sacked 20 commissioners and also dissolved the state executive council. Commissioner for Information and Strategy Declan Emelumba who made the announcement on behalf of the Governor, told newsmen that the decision was taken to rejig the activities of the state government after one year in office. Only eight commissioners were left to carry on with their activities and they are the commissioners for Health, Information, Tourism, Women Affairs, Works, Finance, Youths and the Ministry of Technology.
Ellen DeGeneres to End her Talk Show amid ‘Bullying’ Allegations
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Ellen DeGeneres to End her Talk Show amid ‘Bullying’ Allegations

Ellen DeGeneres is reportedly set to end her eponymous talk show after 18 seasons, following accusations that she allowed a toxic work environment. After 18 seasons on air and huge ratings, the talk-show host is expected to make an announcement explaining why she’s pulling the plug today, May 12, according to The Daily Mail. The publication have said that a source told them it’s because Ellen "has had enough and told her team that she’s done". The insider said: "She's promised one more season after this one and will exit at the end of the 2021/2022 season. This comes as several former and current employees of The Ellen Show accused the 63-year-old host of ignoring "bullying" by executives. The employees in question also accused the star of fostering a "toxic" work enviro...
Confusion Grips Sports Sector as COVID-19 Restrictions Return
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Confusion Grips Sports Sector as COVID-19 Restrictions Return

The Nigerian sports sector has been thrown into confusion following the Federal Government’s announcement of new COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, The PUNCH reports. The FG re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew as part of efforts to curtail further spread of COVID-19, while mass gatherings in public spaces have been restricted to 50 people at any given time. A member of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Dr Mukhtar Mohammed, added that “indoor recreational facilities and gyms remained closed until June 11, when the situation will be reviewed while non-contact outdoor sports such as golf, polo and tennis among others are not affected.” Last year, sporting activities were grounded to a halt globally during the lockdown occasioned by COVID-19, with sports in ...
‘We Lacked Continuity’- Buffon Finally Decides to Leave Juventus
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‘We Lacked Continuity’- Buffon Finally Decides to Leave Juventus

Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, has finally confirmed that he would leave the club at the end of the season. Buffon, 43, made the announcement to beIN Sports. According to him, Juventus lacked continuity this season. The Italian shot-stopper returned to Turin in July 2019 after one year with Paris Saint-Germain, but his contract expires in June and he feels it’s time to part ways with the Bianconeri. “I’ve decided to leave Juventus at the end of the season, I’m not extending the contract,” Buffon said. “We lacked continuity,” he added. “In the end, in the games, we played against the top five, six teams, we often won. We drew sometimes and lost some. “But it has always been even games. Instead, we lost stupid points against the lesser teams. This means you are ...
Daura Emirate cancels Sallah Durbar over insecurity
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Daura Emirate cancels Sallah Durbar over insecurity

The Daura Emirate in Katsina State has canceled Durbar celebrations for the upcoming Eid-El-Fitr over fears of insecurity. Danejin Daura, Alhaji Abdulmumini Salihu who made the announcement on behalf of the secretary of the council, said that special prayers will be offered for sustainable peace in the state immediately after the Eid prayers on Sallah day. The statement read; “The focus will be on performing special prayers on the Sallah day as soon as the Eid prayers are performed. “You are by this notice to inform all the Imams to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari (Bayajida II) and other leaders for protection from all evils of the enemies of progress of this country, its stability, and its corporate existence." The statement added that the Emir had instructed the Distri...
Abducted Abia University Student Regains Freedom
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Abducted Abia University Student Regains Freedom

The abducted student of Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) has regained her freedom. Governor Ikpeazu made the announcement last night, 3 days after the student and others were attacked by unknown gunmen along Okigwe-Uturu road. The Abia state Governor also promised to take justice to those who abducted the student. The statement read; “It is with exceedingly great joy and a very pleasant sense of relief that I announce that the only kidnapped ABSU student who was still in custody of the hoodlums that abducted some people few days ago along the Okigwe-Uturu Road has been freed. “I spoke with her and her mother minutes ago and want to thank God, our security agents and the management of ABSU for a job well done leading to this good news. “Our administration has since taken...
Super League teams face financial penalties as all except Barca, Real Madrid and Juventus reaffirm commitment to UEFA
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Super League teams face financial penalties as all except Barca, Real Madrid and Juventus reaffirm commitment to UEFA

The majority of the teams have renounced the Super League idea which collapsed just days after its announcement Nine of the 12 Super League teams have confirmed their commitment to UEFA and renounced the plan to form a new competition, but face financial penalties from European football's governing body. The three remaining sides - Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus - have refused to be reintegrated to UEFA and face further punishment. The plot to form a new Super League fell apart just days after the announcement of its creation, with the majority of teams pulling out following threats from football associations and fan protests.
Former Southampton Midfielder, Alan McLoughlin is Dead
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Former Southampton Midfielder, Alan McLoughlin is Dead

  A former Southampton midfielder, Alan McLoughlin, is dead. He passed away at the age of 54. Southampton made the announcement in a tweet via its Twitter handle on Tuesday. “#SaintsFC is saddened to learn of the passing of former midfielder Alan McLoughlin, aged 54. “Our thoughts are with Alan’s family and loved ones,” Southampton’s tweet read. McLoughlin represented the Republic of Ireland national team 42 times. He also played for Swindon, Portsmouth, Wigan and Rochdale, among other clubs, during his football career. McLoughlin scored the goal that took the Republic of Ireland to the 1994 World Cup when he scored in a qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park in Belfast.
Little Mix star, Leigh-Anne Pinnock Pregnant with First child
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Little Mix star, Leigh-Anne Pinnock Pregnant with First child

Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock is pregnant with her first child. The singer made the announcement via an Instagram post she shared. 29-year-old Leigh-Anne who showed off her bump for the first time in a striking photoshoot, posed solo in a stomach-baring green dress before being joined by her fiancé Andre Gray. This is coming almost a year after footballer Andre proposed to Leigh Ann in their garden last June. The singer wrote; "We've dreamed about this moment for so long and we can't believe the dream is finally coming true... we can't wait to meet you." Band member Jade Thirlwall was one of the first to comment on the post as she replied: "Love you so much. Look at this family." While Perrie Edwards also added: "I can’t stop staring at these pictures. You’re a vision. Ily...
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.
EPL: Edinson Cavani Takes Final Decision on Man United Future
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EPL: Edinson Cavani Takes Final Decision on Man United Future

  Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani has decided against leaving the club this summer. The Uruguay International was set to leave Europe and return to his native Argentina, with Boca Juniors reportedly keen to sign him. But the former Paris Saint-Germain star man has now been persuaded to stick around and will stay for at least another season, according to ESPN. The South American has scored 12 goals in 33 appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils this season, with 16 of those appearances coming from the bench. Manchester United will make official announcement next week about the player’s latest decision. “He [Cavani] knows my feelings, he knows that I would love to have him for another year, we have spoken about it,” Solskjaer had told reporters a...
Insecurity: Oyo to deploy Man O’ War operatives to schools
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Insecurity: Oyo to deploy Man O’ War operatives to schools

Man O’ War operatives will now be deployed by the Oyo state government to primary and secondary schools across the state in a bid to curb insecurity. Governor Seyi Makinde made the announcement on Thursday April 29 when he received national executives of the paramilitary organisation at his office. A statement released by Taiwo Adisa, chief press secretary to the governor read; “Man O’ War, as an organisation, I know is trying its best. I can testify to the role Man O’ War played during the elections that I participated in as governorship candidate in 2015 and 2019. So, I will renew my commitment in Man O’ War. “Yes, the nation is faced with insecurity challenges right now all over the place. We have insurgency in the north-east, banditry in the north-west. We have herders/fa...
Gunmen Attack Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho’s Home in Ibadan
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Gunmen Attack Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho’s Home in Ibadan

The Ibadan, Oyo state home of Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, was attacked by yet-to-be-identified persons on Monday April 26. Olayomi Koiki, media aide to the Yoruba nation agitator made the announcement in a Facebook post. ''“Chief Sunday Igboho’s house came under attack this morning 26th April 2021 around 2am with heavy gun shots.''he wrote In a viral video shared on Facebook, Koiki claimed that the residence of the activist was besieged by men of the Nigeria Army with the aim of arresting the activist. ''There is a situation right now where the Federal Government of Nigeria tried to invade our residence. We are telling the world that the war that the Federal Government is waiting for might start today. The war that the Federal Government think they are expecting from the Y...
Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun signs new long-term deal with Arsenal
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Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun signs new long-term deal with Arsenal

Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun has signed a new long-term deal with Premier League side, Arsenal. His current contract was set to run out this summer but Gunners boss Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu convinced the player to commit his future to the club. The 19-year-old has an impressive record for Arsenal's U23s this season, scoring eight and providing two assists in 16 games. Balogun also made his first-team debut this season, scoring twice in six appearances for the senior side with both goals coming in the Europa League group stage, away at Molde and Dundalk. On the announcement, technical director Edu said: "It's great that Flo (Balogun) will continue to be with us. "He is a very promising young talent and has already shown so much quality in his perfo...
Klopp Labelled ‘Spectacularly Tone Deaf’ for Press Attack
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Klopp Labelled ‘Spectacularly Tone Deaf’ for Press Attack

The Reds boss' heart may have been in the right place, but many feel that the German trainer has missed the point. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been branded “spectacularly tone deaf” by former Tottenham and Barcelona striker Gary Lineker, with the former having told the press to “calm down” in the wake of the European Super League fallout. Fans and pundits reacted furiously to the news of a proposed breakaway project announced on Sunday, only for the six English clubs involved to pull out 48 hours later. Klopp stated his belief that the outrage must be curbed somewhat since the announcement that the 'Bix Six' would no longer be taking part, suggesting that continuing to fan the flames of protest could lead to a rise in coronavirus cases.  
Nigeria Overtakes Congo as Worst in Global Access to Electricity
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Nigeria Overtakes Congo as Worst in Global Access to Electricity

Nigeria has overtaken the Democratic Republic of Congo with the highest number of citizens that lack access to electricity. World Bank Group officials who made the announcement during a virtual engagement with power reporters in Abuja on the Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP), said Nigeria has 25 percent of people without access to electricity. The international financial agency's officials revealed that while electrification in the country has been growing at 1.1% yearly since 2010, it has not kept pace with the population growth of 3% yearly. This has increased the deficit by 3 million people to 85m which is 57% of the population. The group said; “Nigeria now has the largest number of unelectrified people globally and the trend is worsening; of the electrified, the supp...
Hyundai and Kia to Establish Assembly Plants in Ghana
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Hyundai and Kia to Establish Assembly Plants in Ghana

Automobile giants, Hyundai and KIA are reportedly set to establish assembly plants in Ghana. Ghana's Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan John Kyerematen who made the announcement, said Hyundai and KIA will be establishing the assembly plants in the West African country by the end of 2022. They will be joining Toyota-Suzuki, Nissan, Kantanka, Volkswagen & Sinotruck as automobile companies which have assembly plants in Ghana. Alan John Kyerematen tweeted; Pleased to announce that Hyundai & KIA are set to establish assembly plants in Ghana by the end of 2022 to join Toyota-Suzuki, Nissan, Kantanka, Volkswagen & Sinotruck. The Ghana Auto Development programme = 3,600 assembly & 6,600 manufacturing parts jobs in Ghana. #InvestforJobs
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Sign new one-year Contract with AC Milan Worth Around €6m
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Sign new one-year Contract with AC Milan Worth Around €6m

Sweden and AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to put pen to paper on a new one-year contract with AC Milan. The contract, worth around €6 million (£5m/$7m) a year plus €1m in additional bonuses, is due to be announced by the club according to reports. Ibrahimovic, 39, joined Milan in December 2019 on a free transfer and has been one of their best performers helping them fight for the league title this season. Milan have already teased the announcement on social media writing on Twitter: "What'Z happening?" and an hour-glass emoji. Ibrahimovic has scored 15 goals in just 17 Serie A games this season . Speaking back in March, Ibrahimovic stated he will like to remain at the club. He told Rai Play: "Let’s see [about a renewal]. "If [Milan technical director] Pao...
Wenger Gives Reasons Super League Collapsed after all EPL Clubs Withdrew
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Wenger Gives Reasons Super League Collapsed after all EPL Clubs Withdrew

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said he is not shocked by the impending collapse of the proposed European Super League. The Frenchman also slammed the Premier League’s ‘big six’ for agreeing to the breakaway competition. The announcement of a new Super League that had 12 founding clubs, has been met with outrage and opposition, since the announcement was made on Sunday. The resistance appears to have triggered a climbdown from many of the clubs involved in less than 48 hours. Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester City are preparing documents to withdraw from the Super League, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are also set to walk away and Manchester United chairman Ed Woodward has resigned following the backlash. Wenger, who is FIFA’s chief of global footbal...
Newly Re-elected Chad President, Idriss Deby Killed in Fight with Rebels
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Newly Re-elected Chad President, Idriss Deby Killed in Fight with Rebels

Chad’s newly re-elected President Idriss Deby has died of injuries suffered on the frontline while fighting rebels in the north of the Sahel country. The country's army spokesperson, General Azem Bermandoa Agouna made the announcement hours after electoral officials declared 68-year-old Deby as winner of the April 11 presidential election, paving the way for him to stay in power for six more years after a 30-year rule. Deby had postponed his victory speech to supporters and instead went to visit Chadian soldiers battling rebels, according to his campaign manager. The rebel group Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT), which is based across the northern frontier with Libya had attacked a border post on election day and then advanced hundreds of kilometres south. General Az...
Germany picks Ghana as location for its West African centre for global health
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Germany picks Ghana as location for its West African centre for global health

Ghana has been chosen as the location for Germany's West African Centre for Global Health and Pandemic Prevention. German ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff disclosed this in a tweet he shared on Thursday April 15. He added that the Ghanaian centre is one of eighth others worldwide. The announcement came days after social media giant, Twitter also announced that it will siting its African headquarters in Ghana. The tweet read; “Excellent news: Germany will support launch of a new “German-West African Center for Global Health and Pandemic Prevention. “It will be located in Ghana and be part of 8 new centers worldwide to fight global challenges.”
Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury ‘Approve’ offer for Undisputed World title Fight
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Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury ‘Approve’ offer for Undisputed World title Fight

  Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn, has said Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have “approved” a site offer for their undisputed world heavyweight title fight this summer. The two Britons have been considering “multiple” offers to stage their blockbuster battle. Hearn did not reveal a date and venue, but confirmed that unified champion Joshua and the WBC title holder Fury, had reached an agreement over a location. Hearn told Behind The Gloves: “Both sides have approved the site offer that they want to go with, and now we’re just finalising the site deal and we’re in a great place. “We just had five or 10 minutes together and it was good, because I don’t represent Tyson Fury, so I don’t know what is in his mind. What he basically cemented in my mind was, this is the only fig...
Kano food poisoning: NAFDAC apprehends merchants of dangerous chemicals
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Kano food poisoning: NAFDAC apprehends merchants of dangerous chemicals

Suspected merchants of dangerous chemicals used in food and drinks supposedly to enhance taste, have been arrested by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). The arrest was effected after the substance killed three people who consumed adulterated flavoured drinks in Kano. Director General of NAFDAC, Mojisola Adeyeye made the announcement in a statement issued by the NAFDAC resident media consultant, Olusayo Akintola. In the preliminary result of the agency’s investigation which was submitted to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State during her two-day visit to the state to assess the incident, Adeyeye pointed out that food contamination and poisoning could occur through consuming expired food or preparing food with poorly sourced water and putt...
Breaking: President Buhari appoints Usman Alkali Baba as acting IGP
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Breaking: President Buhari appoints Usman Alkali Baba as acting IGP

President Buhari has approved the appointment of the Deputy Inspector-General, DIG, Usman Alkali Baba as the Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP. The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, made the announcement when he spoke with State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday April 6. He said the appointment was with immediate effect. Dingyadi added that issues of professionalism, competence, and years of service were considered before Alkali was appointed. Recall that on February 4, President Buhari had extended the tenure of the immediate past police boss, Mohammed Adamu for three months, after the expiration of his tenure.  
Bridgerton Star actor, Rene-Jean Page Won’t be Returning for Season 2 of the Netflix Series
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Bridgerton Star actor, Rene-Jean Page Won’t be Returning for Season 2 of the Netflix Series

Bridgerton star actor, Rene-Jean Page, who stars as Duke of Hastings is breaking off from the popular Netflix romance series. A post from the show's social media account confirms the 31-year-old actor will not be returning for Season 2, which is currently filming in the United Kingdom. Written in the voice of Lady Whistledown, the show's anonymous gossip character played by Julie Andrews, the announcement says, "Dear Readers, while all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton's quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings." The note however, acknowledged that the Duke will still always be a part of the Bridgerton family, adding that his wife Daphne, the Duchess of Hastings, played by Phoebe Dynevor, "will rema...
Congratulations Pour in as Actress Eve Esin Shares Baby Bump Photo
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Congratulations Pour in as Actress Eve Esin Shares Baby Bump Photo

Eve Esin took to Instagram to post a baby bump photo and congratulatory messages are already pouring in from her fellow actors. The Nollywood actress was clad in a baby pink attire with a sash across her body reading, "Mom to be." Actress, Regina Daniels and other actors have left congratulatory messages following Eve's announcement. Eve Esin sparked engagement rumours last year when she shared a photo of herself wearing a ring with the word "taken" written in the caption. Though we aren't sure who Eve is pregnant for, but in November 2020, Eve was called out by her then fiance's ex wife, Uche Ubanwa Loveth who claimed the actress destroyed her marriage to movie producer, Chijioke Nneji. Uche also dragged her ex husband and claimed he called their kids ''bastards...

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