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Sinach’s husband, Joe Egbu defends Nicki Minaj after she was dragged over claim that her cousin’s friend’s testicles got swollen after he took COVID-19 vaccine
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Sinach’s husband, Joe Egbu defends Nicki Minaj after she was dragged over claim that her cousin’s friend’s testicles got swollen after he took COVID-19 vaccine

Joe Egbu, husband of gospel singer Sinach, has defended American music star Nicki Minaj after she was dragged by health experts over her claim that her cousin's testicles got swollen after he took the COVID-19 vaccine. Nicki Minaj was accused of spreading misinformation about side effects of the Coronavirus vaccine, with claim of her cousin's friend's testicles swelling after receiving the jab and subsequently becoming impotent. She claimed it happened in Trinidad. However Trinidad's Health minister, Terrence Deyalsingh said the rapper wasted their time as there is no report of such in the country. Deyalsingh said; "As we stand now, there is absolutely no reported side effect or adverse event of testicular swelling in Trinidad... and none that we know of anywhere in the world...
Messi makes first start as PSG draw Club Brugge
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Messi makes first start as PSG draw Club Brugge

Lionel Messi finally made his first start for Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday but the French giants had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Club Brugge in Belgium to start their Champions League campaign. Ander Herrera gave PSG an early lead at the Jan Breydel Stadium only for Hans Vanaken to equalise for the home side, who were excellent and thoroughly deserved their point. Messi — who had played just 24 minutes as a substitute prior to this game — is still looking for his first goal for his new club although he hit the bar in the first half and tested Brugge goalkeeper Simon Mignolet after the break before picking up a yellow card for a foul on Mats Rits. However, it was not a convincing performance from the Parisians as coach Mauricio Pochettino lined up his star attacking trio of...
Singer Terry Apala and his friends robbed on Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos
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Singer Terry Apala and his friends robbed on Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos

Singer Terry Apala and his friends were robbed on Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos last night. The singer said the cutlass-wielding robbers attacked them while in the traffic and stole their phones among others items. Showing off the damages done to his car, he prayed that his friends survive the injuries they sustained from the attack. Watch the video below.................
BBNaija: Tega narrates what happened with Boma under sheets
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BBNaija: Tega narrates what happened with Boma under sheets

Tega, evicted Big Brother Naija housemate has clarified reports that she made love to Boma under the sheets. Recall that Tega and Boma had come under attack after videos of them getting intimate under the sheet was aired on the show. The pair are alleged to have had sex, especially after Boma was seen reaching for tissue paper while still under the duvet. The duo who were evicted on Sunday, also apologized for their action in the house. However, on Wednesday, Tega during her media rounds, said Boma had sinuses that was why he reached for a tissue. She also denied that they had sex and Boma touched her privates. Tega said, “I have seen the videos. Boma has sinuses and beside his bed, there are like tiny packs of tissue papers right. So often, I wake him up to blow his nose...
Attack on Secretariat: We will not be cowed by violence – Osun PDP
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Attack on Secretariat: We will not be cowed by violence – Osun PDP

The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has strongly condemned the unprovoked attack on its secretariat by suspected political thugs in a desperate attempt to scare party faithful from an important event scheduled to hold on the premises on Tuesday. The party, while describing itself as a major stakeholder in the affair of Osun, which is committed to maintaining law and order, stated that the assault on its Secretariat was an act of cowardice and desperation taken too far. In a statement made available by the PDP State Publicity Secretary, Ayodeji Areola, they described those who carried out the attack and their backers as shameless because they ended up showing to the world how evil and dangerous they are to democracy in the state. The statement disclosed...
2022 World Cup qualifiers: Osimhen, Iheanacho prepare to lead Super Eagles attack in match against Liberia
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2022 World Cup qualifiers: Osimhen, Iheanacho prepare to lead Super Eagles attack in match against Liberia

Nigeria's top strikers, Victor Osimhen and Kelechi Iheanacho are set to lead the Super Eagles attack in Friday’s September 3, 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying clash against the Lone Star of Liberia. According to reports emerging from the Super Eagles camp, Osimhen and Iheanacho have impressed coach Gernot Rohr in their training camp and will start against Liberia in Lagos. Paul Onuachu and Terem Moffi, the two other strikers in the team will reportedly come off the bench if the need arises. Nigeria will play the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde in a matchday two fixture next week Tuesday at the Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena , Mindelo.
Dog The Bounty Hunter’s daughter, Cecily arrested for Domestic violence
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Dog The Bounty Hunter’s daughter, Cecily arrested for Domestic violence

Dog the Bounty Hunter's stepdaughter, Cecily has been arrested by the police for domestic violence. Police report obtained by TMZ, revealed that cops in Honolulu got a call just before midnight on July 31 about an argument at a residence, and when they got there the alleged victim who turned out to Cecily's lover of 5 years, told cops that she punched and bit him. Cecily's man told cops that they were drinking before she became verbally and physically abusive, allegedly punching him on both sides of his face, biting his upper back and leaving a mark with swelling and bruising. Revealing that this is not the first such incident has happened, Cecily's lover revealed that he got sick of her alleged behavior and called police for the first time. ...
Bandits kill two as Troops Rescue three Kidnapped Commuters in Kaduna
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Bandits kill two as Troops Rescue three Kidnapped Commuters in Kaduna

Two persons have been killed by bandits in Makoro Iri village in Kajuru Local Governemnt Area of Kaduna State. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, August 29, said troops rescued three commuters kidnapped by bandits. "Bandits invaded the remote village and shot dead the duo identified as Gideon Mumini and Barnabas Ezra," he stated.   "In another development, troops of Operation Safe Haven rescued three travelers from armed bandits along the Gidan Waya- Godogodo road in Jema'a LGA. The travelers were abducted by armed bandits who barricaded the road. Troops responded to a distress call and pursued the bandits, rescuing the trio identified as Jibril Salisu, Happy Sunday, and...
Wayne Rooney gives verdict on Ronaldo’s return to Man United
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Wayne Rooney gives verdict on Ronaldo’s return to Man United

Wayne Rooney, a Manchester United legend, has highlighted what Cristiano Ronaldo return will bring to club Rooney won eight trophies alongside Ronaldo when both players formed Manchester United attack that also had the likes of Carlos Tevez. Rooney maintained that the legendary attacker would not join City when the initial rumours broke earlier this week. Rooney backed the 36-year-old to have a transformative effect on the younger talent in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad. “For the fans, it will be great to see Cristiano back, it’s very exciting for everyone at the club,” Rooney told talkSPORT. “And for his teammates, too, for some of those young lads in the dressing room, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, some of these young lads who have grown up watching him play at Old Tr...
Head of IPOB/ESN group killed by police during raid in Imo state
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Head of IPOB/ESN group killed by police during raid in Imo state

A number of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) members were killed in a clash with the police during a raid on their camp located at Akata in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State on Friday, August 27. The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Hussaini, confirmed this to newsmen in Owerri. He said that credible information by the Imo Command’s intelligence unit revealed that a group suspected to be IPOB/ESN members were seen mobilising to attack police formations and government installations from their camp located at Akata in Oru East LGA of Imo State. It was learnt that the Commissioner of Police, Hussaini Rabiu, immediately dispatched the command’s Special Forces and tactical teams led by the officer-in-charge of Operation Restore Pe...
Photo Of Eleven Killed As Bandits Attack Katsina Community
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Photo Of Eleven Killed As Bandits Attack Katsina Community

Seven lives have been lost as bandits invaded Dan-Kumeji village in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State. It was gathered that six persons who sustained injuries in the attack are currently receiving treatment at a hospital. A resident, Abdulmumini Sani, who confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with Daily Trust, said the attackers stormed the village around 11:30pm on Thursday, August 26, and started shooting sporadically. "When our people saw them, they started running for safety, not knowing that some of the attackers laid ambush in strategic positions. They just pounced out and started shooting those trying to escape the attack,” he said. He added that 11 dead bodies were counted and burial arrangements were ongoing for the recovered corpses. However,...
Lady accused of being an IPOB Informant granted Bail by court
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Lady accused of being an IPOB Informant granted Bail by court

Gloria Okolie, the lady who is being accused of acting as an informant for members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was on Friday August 27, granted bail by an Abuja high court. The 22-year-old was arrested in Imo state by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) on June 17 for allegedly being friends with a suspected member of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), before being transferred to Abuja. After her arrest and continous detention led to an outcry, the police released a statement saying she was arrested for allegedly being a member of IPOB and for working with one Benjamin Uzoma Emojiri to attack officers and stations in Imo. The statement read;   “Police Investigations revealed that Gloria O...
Third explosion occurs in Kabul with at least 60 killed including 12 US marines
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Third explosion occurs in Kabul with at least 60 killed including 12 US marines

In an unfolding of the terrible humanitarian scenes in Kabul, Afghanistan, at least 60 people including 12 US marines have been reportedly killed after a third bomb explosion was heard at the Kabul airport on Thursday, August 26. Taliban officials earlier said that at least 13 people including children have been reported dead at Hamid Karzai International Airport, with the death toll rising since then. An Afghan interpreter who was there hoping to be evacuated described how he saw a girl believed to be around five killed by the bomb: He told the BBC: ‘I saw a baby there and I went to her and I picked her up and started taking her to the hospital. I took her to the hospital, but she died on my hands.’ Reports say one bomb carried by suspected suicide bombers exploded...
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Bandits allegedly broke into Five Flats at NDA before Fleeing

  The armed gang which carried out an attack at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) barracks in Afaka, Kaduna State, on Tuesday August 25, allegedly broke into five flats. Daily Trust reported that a memo it obtained revealed that the bandits operated successfully because troops did not respond to distress call on time. It read;   “The response time of troops to the crime scene on that day was slow as the bandits successfully broke into five different flats in the same block and swiftly withdrew before the intervention of troops." Two senior officers were shot dead while a major was abducted in the incident. Another officer who sustained injuries is currently being treated in the hospital. General Lucky I...
Policeman and civilian killed in another bullion van attack in Ondo
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Policeman and civilian killed in another bullion van attack in Ondo

Another bullion van attack took place on the outskirts of Ondo State along the Lagos-Ore expressway, at about 1pm on Wednesday August 25. The bullion van was on its way to Araromi-Obu in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo from Edo State, when the attack occurred. The state police spokesperson, Funmilayo Odunlami said the robbers killed two persons; a policeman attached to the van and the driver of the vehicle. They also carted away an unspecified amount of cash from the bullion van. Two other policemen on the team sustained gunshot injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Remains of the policeman and the driver killed have been deposited at a mortuary in the state. Odunlami also revealed that a detachment of policemen have been drafted to the area and t...
Attack on NDA won’t dampen resolve of our military to bring decisive end to criminality – President Buhari vows
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Attack on NDA won’t dampen resolve of our military to bring decisive end to criminality – President Buhari vows

President Buhari has vowed that the attack launched on the facility of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on Tuesday, August 24, will not dampen the morale of our Armed Forces as it is intended to, but instead will buoy their determination to make a decisive end of criminality in the country. Noting that the attack, which led to loss of lives, came at a time that the military had put insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, and other types of criminals on the retreat, the President says the heinous action would accelerate the total uprooting of evil in the polity, which members of the Armed Forces are solidly resolved to accomplish in the shortest possible time. Commiserating with the families who lost their loved ones, and praying God to comfort them, President Buh...
Angry youths storm Plateau State House of Assembly with bodies of Fulani militias attack victims
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Angry youths storm Plateau State House of Assembly with bodies of Fulani militias attack victims

Angry youths have have stormed the Plateau State House of Assembly with truckload of dead bodies from last night attack in Yelwan Zangam community in Jos North local government area. The youths are said to have demanded to be addressed by the Speaker and Members. Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militiaskilled over 30 persons including children in a midnight raid. The attack which started from 8:45 pm Tuesday and lasted till the early hours of Wednesday, August 25. It was gathered that the attackers had disabled the bridge leading to the Anaguta community preventing any access to help before launching their attack.
Insecurity: ”This madness must be brought to an end very swiftly”- Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Lucky Irabor, condemns attack on Nigeria Defence Academy
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Insecurity: ”This madness must be brought to an end very swiftly”- Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Lucky Irabor, condemns attack on Nigeria Defence Academy

  The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, has condemned the attack by gunmen on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, adding that this "madness" must come to an end. In the early hours of Tuesday, August 24, armed bandits stormed the Nigeria Defence Academy in Kaduna, killed two officers and abducted one other. While reacting to the unfortunate incident, Irabor who spoke with newsmen in Yola, the Adamawa state capital, gave the assurance that security agencies are on top of the situation. “The incident in Kaduna has been undertaken by bandits, but it’s more of an armed robber coming to your house. The infiltration didn’t come by virtue of the normal banditry action. But these are things we’re already looking at, and in due course, you’ll get the detail. ...
Katie Price ‘attacked’ and rushed to hospital with Eye Injury as Man is arrested after fight at home
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Katie Price ‘attacked’ and rushed to hospital with Eye Injury as Man is arrested after fight at home

English media persoanliy, Katie Price was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Monday, August 23, after sustaining facial injuries in an alleged attack. Police were reportedly called after the incident occurred at a property in Essex. The officers then called for paramedics. The Sun reports that a man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently being held in custody. In a statement to The Sun, Essex police said: "We were called by colleagues in the ambulance service to reports of an assault shortly after 1.30am this morning, Monday 23 August. "We arrived and found a woman had sustained a facial injury which required hospital treatment. "A man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of assault. He remains in custody." In a further statement, Ess...
Three herders killed in reprisal attack on Kaduna community
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Three herders killed in reprisal attack on Kaduna community

Three herders have been reportedly killed in a reprisal attack by gunmen who stormed Ribok, Tsoriyang and Kankada areas of Zangon Kataf LGA, Kaduna state. Security agencies said the attack on Sunday August 22, was in retaliation to the earlier attack in Ungwan Dooh (Mado) area on Saturday night. One car, three houses, and eight herders’ huts were burnt, while scores of herders were evacuated to safety by a combined team of military and police personnel. Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal security disclosed that the gunmen targeted the residence of one Ardo Tanko Usman, where three occupants were killed. The deceased were identified as Bayero Wake, Isah Usman and Abu Usman. Aruwan said;   “Four residents were injured. They are Ambo Jamo, Sule Ambo, Muazu Ori a...
Bandits Attack Katsina village, Rape women, Kill 12
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Bandits Attack Katsina village, Rape women, Kill 12

At least 12 people were killed when bandits attacked Duba village in Batsari council area of Katsina State on Saturday evening, August 21. A resident of Batsari, who pleaded anonymity, told Daily Trust that women were raped in the attack at the village, which is just a few kilometres from Batsari town. "The attackers came in their numbers in the evening and committed their atrocities undeterred. As we speak with you, 12 people are confirmed dead and we are still searching the nearby bush for possible additional corpses," the resident narrated. "The attackers are terrorizing this area recently, attacking villages and killing people almost on daily basis and they are doing so without any hindrance.” the source added. Police authorities are yet to confirm the incident as at the ...
Singer Simi fires back at man who attacked her for Faulting the Assumption that women who hype themselves are cocky
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Singer Simi fires back at man who attacked her for Faulting the Assumption that women who hype themselves are cocky

Singer Simi lost her cool this morning when she responded to an Instagram user who slid into her DM to attack her. The mum of one had shared a post on her Instastories in which she faulted the public assumption that women who hype and praise themselves are cocky. She opined that if a man hypes himself, people would describe him as a Chairman but think differently when a woman does same. A man stormed her DM to troll her for her post, attacking her and calling her a ''useless woman''. Wel, Simi spotted the message and shared her response on her IG page. See their exchange below
Gunmen attack Southern Kaduna again, Kill 1 and burn 4 cars
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Gunmen attack Southern Kaduna again, Kill 1 and burn 4 cars

One person has been killed following an attack by gunmen at Atuka village, otherwise known as Kangwaza, near Jankasa in Unguwan Gaya district in Atyap chiefdom of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, Kaduna state. Chairman, Atyap Chiefdom Peace and Security Partnership Committee (ACPSPC), Mr John Bala Gora told Daily Trust that the attack also left one person injured while a house and four vehicles were burnt. Gora described the attack as sad and unwarranted, and further appealed to security operatives to step up efforts at containing the security challenges bedevilling the area.
Gay couple beaten with bottles and knocked unconscious by gang of men in homophobic attack
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Gay couple beaten with bottles and knocked unconscious by gang of men in homophobic attack

A gay couple were beaten with bottles and left unconscious after a horrifying homophobic attack in Birmingham's Gay Village. Rob and his husband Patrick had been celebrating a friend's birthday when they were targeted by a gang of homophobic men traveling in a black SUV in the early hours of Saturday, August 14. The men allegedly began calling the couple homophobic names, before attacking them. According to Patrick, they grabbed his phone as he tried to film the abuse, while a friend was dragged along the road and almost run over as she tried to retrieve it. Birmingham Live reporting the incident say Rob was attacked and beaten with bottles, and his husband Patrick was knocked unconscious during their ordeal. As of Tuesday, August Rob said the couple, both in their 30s, ...
Abductors Of Zamfara College of Agriculture students demand N350 million
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Abductors Of Zamfara College of Agriculture students demand N350 million

The abductors of the students and staff of the College of Agriculture and Animal Science, Bakura in Zamfara State have demanded N350 million as ransom for their release. The provost of the college, Habibu Mainasara, disclosed this in an interview with Channels TV. Recall that armed men with sophisticated weapons stormed the school on Sunday night, August 15 and abducted the students. Mainasara while speaking on the development, said a total of 20 people were abducted, including 15 students, 4 staff, and a driver. During the attack, the gunmen killed two watchmen and a police officer. Meanwhile, the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has promised to secure the release of the victims of the latest abduction by bandits in the state. In a statement by his spokesman, Yusuf Gus...
Afghanistan President Flees Country as Taliban Seize US made helicopters and Advance to Kabul in final onslaught
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Afghanistan President Flees Country as Taliban Seize US made helicopters and Advance to Kabul in final onslaught

Afghanistan President, Ashraf Ghani has left the country as the Taliban prepare its last and final offensive into capital of Kabul. Government officials, one from former President Hamid Karzai’s office and another an aide on the Afghan security council, told The Associated Press that Ghani departed the country on Sunday, August 15. Ghani left along with his National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib and a second close associate. The escape of Ghani comes after the Taliban captured US made helicopters and Russian made planes in preparation of an attack on Kabul, the country's capital of 3 million people that houses the government and foreign embassies. The Taliban said it would further enter Kabul on Sunday night after spending hours on the city’s outskirts. R...
Plateau killings: Governor Lalong Declares 24-hour Curfew in Jos North
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Plateau killings: Governor Lalong Declares 24-hour Curfew in Jos North

Governor Simon Lalong has declared a 24-hour curfew in Jos North LGA of the state. This came after an attack on a convoy of buses conveying some worshippers returning to Ondo after attending an Islamic programme in Bauchi left 22 travellers dead and 14 others injured. Though Governor Lalong had on Saturday August 14 announced that Jos North, Jos South and Bassa LGAs will observe a curfew from 6 pm to 6 am, his Director of Press, Makut Macham added that the curfew in Jos North has been extended to 24 hours. The statement read; “From 2p.m of today, Sunday 15th August 2021, a 24-hour curfew will come into effect in Jos North Local Government Area. “This is necessitated by security reports, which indicate rising threats to the safety of lives and properties within the Local Go...
Analysing how Lukaku signing cements Chelsea title credentials
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Analysing how Lukaku signing cements Chelsea title credentials

Seven years after he left Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku returns. During his previous spell at Stamford Bridge, the Belgian was a youngster learning his trade. He enjoyed prolific loan spells at West Brom and Everton, but couldn't break into his parent club's line-up. Now, however, he is the finished article: a rounded goalscorer who, at 28 years old, is in the prime of his career. Lukaku is widely considered one of the world's finest strikers, alongside the likes of Harry Kane, Kylian Mbappe and Robert Lewandowski. Here, we take a look at how he will change Chelsea's attack and bolster their hopes of a Premier League title challenge this season.     What type of striker is Lukaku? Standing at 6ft 3in and with a powerful frame, Lukaku has been miscast as a target man in th...
‘He’s world-class’ – Werner confident Lukaku’s presence at Chelsea will benefit him as Inter striker closes in on Stamford Bridge return
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‘He’s world-class’ – Werner confident Lukaku’s presence at Chelsea will benefit him as Inter striker closes in on Stamford Bridge return

  The German frontman thinks that the Blues' incoming record signing will add a new dimension to the Blues' attack Timo Werner has expressed his belief that Romelu Lukaku's presence at Chelsea will help him make a bigger impact in the final third as the Inter striker closes in on a return to Stamford Bridge. Goal has reported that Chelsea have reached an agreement to re-sign Lukaku from Inter for a club-record fee of £98 million ($135m), with the 28-year-old set to commit to a lucrative five-year contract. Lukaku will be expected to slot straight into Thomas Tuchel's lineup upon his arrival in west London, with it suggested that Werner's playing time could be reduced as a result, but he is hopeful that they can both lead the Blues' attack in 2021-22.  
Prince Andrew to face second sex abuse lawsuit as Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-PA is set to sue him for allegedly ‘groping her breasts’ 22 years ago
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Prince Andrew to face second sex abuse lawsuit as Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-PA is set to sue him for allegedly ‘groping her breasts’ 22 years ago

UK Royal, Prince Andrew could face another US lawsuit from one of Jeffrey Epstein's victims who accused the royal of groping her breasts in a sickening attack involving an image puppet of himself gifted to him by Ghislaine Maxwell. Johanna Sjoberg, a former PA to Epstein accused the Duke of York of sexually assaulting her when she was 21 years old and working for Epstein. The incident allegedly took place in front of Virginia Roberts, now known as Virginia Giuffre, who on Tuesday August 10, launched a bombshell legal action accusing Andrew of raping her. The lawsuit by Giuffre claims that she was 'loaned' to the British royal and forced to have sex with Andrew three times on the orders of Epstein, fearing she would be killed if she disobeyed. Ms Sjoberg, now 43, had pre...
21 year-old woman mauled to death by tiger…
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21 year-old woman mauled to death by tiger…

21 year-old woman mauled to death by tiger… A young woman was mauled to death by a tiger in a safari park after colleagues failed to tell her the door to the tiger’s cage she was cleaning had been left open, it has been reported. Ecotourism graduate Catalina Ibarra, 21, was killed by the big cat at Safari Rancagua in the central Chilean city of the same name on Friday. Catalina, 21, was working at the safari park at the time and was sent to perform cleaning duties when the fatal attack occurred. The tiger leapt on the woman, bit down on her neck and she died instantly, according to reports. According to her colleague Leonardo Maluenda, she was not told the tiger’s cage door was open. Leonardo told reporters: “The most logical thing is that they tell you to be careful if y...
Troops repel dawn attack in Borno town
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Troops repel dawn attack in Borno town

Troops of 25 Task Force Brigade have repelled a dawn attack attempted on Damboa town in Borno State. Army spokesperson Onyema Nwachukwu said the attack took place on Sunday August 8 in the town which is 87 kilometers by road from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Nwachukwu said the criminals approached on foot and motorcycles but were forced to retreat after troops opened fire. However, two vehicles belonging to the Civilian Joint Task Force were razed by fire. The army spokesperson also revealed that troops are currently trailing the “fleeing terrorists”. Nwachukwu said the criminals approached on foot and motorcycles but were forced to retreat after troops opened fire. However, two vehicles belonging to the Civilian Joint Task Force were razed by fire. The army spoke...
APC Chairman Abducted in Niger state
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APC Chairman Abducted in Niger state

  Aminu Bobi, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Zone ‘C’ has reportedly been kidnapped by gunmen in Mariga local government area of Niger state. Bobi was abducted on Saturday evening, August 7 while supervising farmhands working for him at his farm. It was learnt that he gunmen who shot sporadically, invaded the farm on six motorcycles with three people on each. Daily Trust reported that the APC Zonal Chairman was the only one abducted during the attack.
At Least 1 Killed as Robbers Storm 2 Banks in Osun
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At Least 1 Killed as Robbers Storm 2 Banks in Osun

Armed robbers attacked two banks in Iree, Osun state, killing at least one person. The attack began at about 3:50 pm on Thursday,  August 5. Though the banks are situated close to a police station,  the robbers are said to have operated undisturbed, carting money and valuables from the bank before fleeing. They shot sporadically into the air while escaping through Iree-Ada road. The body of a victim of the attack is seen lying on the floor in photos from the scene. Below is a video recorded while the attack was underway.
Chelsea: Why go back to club that didn’t appreciate you – Antonio questions Lukaku
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Chelsea: Why go back to club that didn’t appreciate you – Antonio questions Lukaku

  Former Inter Milan striker, Antonio Cassano, has questioned Romelu Lukaku’s motives for wanting to return to Chelsea, a club he claimed showed him lack of respect during his time at Stamford Bridge. Lukaku has resurrected his career in Serie A, leading Inter Milan’s attack during last season’s title-winning campaign under Antonio Conte. The Belgium international had previously been deemed surplus to requirements by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, having previously failed to make the grade at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho. However, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel’s eagerness to add a prolific striker to his attack line has led Chelsea to make a bid for their former player, Lukaku. Meanwhile, after several unsuccessful attempts, Chelsea now looks poised to c...
Imo police release photo of DPO killed during bandit attack on Omuma divisional headquarters
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Imo police release photo of DPO killed during bandit attack on Omuma divisional headquarters

  The Imo state police command has released the photo of CSP Fathmann Dooiyor, the divisional police officer killed during an attack on Omuma Divisional Headquarters Omuma, Imo State on July 26. The deceased officer paid the supreme sacrifice while repelling bandits who attacked the Police Station on the day. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Michael Abattam today August 4, said the command is proud of him the deceased officer who was a patriot, professional and dedicated Police officer. He said Imo state Police Command is proud of the deceased and his achievements. He added that the state commissioner of police, CP Abutu Yaro, wishes him eternal rest.
Four officers who defended U.S. Capitol during Jan. 6 attack have died by suicide
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Four officers who defended U.S. Capitol during Jan. 6 attack have died by suicide

D.C. Metropolitan Police confirmed Monday that two police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 attack against the U.S. Capitol took their own lives last month. Veteran Officer Gunther Hashida was found dead last week. Police confirmed to Nexstar that Hashida died by suicide, making him the fourth officer who responded to the Jan. 6 riot to take his own life. Officer Gunther Hashida, assigned to the Emergency Response Team within the Special Operations Division, was found deceased in his residence on Thursday, July 29. Officer Hashida joined MPD in May 2003. We are grieving as a Department as our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Hashida’s family and friends. D.C. Metropolitan Police Dept. PIO Hugh Carew Officer Kyle DeFreytag, who joined the department in November 2016, w...
Bandits Break into Zamfara Hospital
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Bandits Break into Zamfara Hospital

The General Hospital at Dansadau, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State was on Friday July 30, invaded by bandits. Daily Trust reported that a nurse and caregiver were abducted by the bandits who reportedly headed to the outpatient ward during the attack. An eyewitness said;   “When they couldn’t find anybody there, they starting going from one ward to another. A nurse and a caregiver were abducted. They then moved to staff quarters looking for doctors and nurses but could not find any. “The armed criminals had earlier attempted to attack Maigoge, a community located six kilometres north of Dansadau town. “But when they laid siege to the community, the vigilantes otherwise known as Yan Sakai firmly defended the village. The v...
We expect Buhari’s government to expose those sponsoring Kanu and Igboho – Northern Groups
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We expect Buhari’s government to expose those sponsoring Kanu and Igboho – Northern Groups

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has reacted to the arrest of Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo popularly referred to as Sunday Igboho. In a statement issued by the coalition's spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the group urged the Nigerian government to immediately expose sponsors of groups clamouring for self-determination in the Southern part of the country. The group suggested that one of the charges that should be filed against Igboho should be ''incitement to violence against northerners'' The statement in part reads “From the outset, we wish to be categoric that the arrest of Igboho and Kanu should not be mistaken as bringing about the end to the uprisings and disturbances over self-determination perpetrated by southern Nigerian elites and governments who use thu...
Bandits kill 13 Police Officers in Zamfara
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Bandits kill 13 Police Officers in Zamfara

13 policemen and three others were killed in an attack carried out on Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Sunday July 18. Daily Trust reported that the armed men had earlier attempted to invade Magami, a community located 50km south of Gusau, the state capital, but were repelled by soldiers. A resident identified as Kabir Dansada, said; “They withdrew after they were overpowered by the soldiers there. They then rode to a community along Magami – Dankurmi – Dangulbi road and killed one person and torched four shops. “Thereafter, they moved to Kurar Mota community and attacked the police formation near the township clinic. The criminals then dashed into the forest. “The slain officers and the injured ones were conveyed to Gusau in a conv...
Widow of Haiti’s Assassinated president Jovenel Moise Arrives home in Bulletproof Vest 
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Widow of Haiti’s Assassinated president Jovenel Moise Arrives home in Bulletproof Vest 

The widow of Haiti's slain president Jovenel Moise returned home on Saturday after being treated in Florida, US for wounds she suffered in the attack, an official said. Martine Moise, 47, with her right arm in a sling and wearing a bulletproof vest, was received at Port-au-Prince airport by interim prime minister Claude Joseph, secretary of state for communications Frantz Exantus wrote on Twitter. 'The first lady... has just arrived in Haiti to take part in preparations for the state funeral' of her late husband, Exantus wrote, posting pictures of Martine Moise disembarking from a private plane accompanied by multiple security agents. She spent 10 days in hospital in Miami, Florida, where she had been airlifted after her husband was gunned down in their home in the early h...
Haitian police arrest slain president’s chief bodyguard, three others
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Haitian police arrest slain president’s chief bodyguard, three others

Haitian police have announced the detention of the slain president Jovenel Moise's chief bodyguard and three other members of his security detail while confirming that his assassination by armed mercenaries was planned in the neighboring Dominican Republic. The late President and his wife Martine were riddled with 12 bullets and he had his eye gouged out during Wednesday's brutal attack, which killed him and left his wife seriously injured. Authorities said the hit squad entered the Haitian leader's residence in Port-au-Prince and killed him, with no injuries to his bodyguards, raising suspicions that the July 7 attack may have been an inside job. Police have also declared former Haitian opposition senator Joel John Joseph wanted after he was pictured meeting two suspects....
Haiti First Lady Martine Moïse shares photos from hospital bed after attack as she mourns her murdered husband
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Haiti First Lady Martine Moïse shares photos from hospital bed after attack as she mourns her murdered husband

Haiti First Lady Martine Moïse has shared photos of herself on her hospital bed, where she’s been recovering since the July 7 assassination of her husband, President Jovenel Moïse. First Lady Martine Moïse was shot at least three times during an attack at their home that left her husband, the President, dead. Taking to Twitter, the First Lady shared photos from the hospital as she mourned the shocking and tragic loss of her husband of 25 years. Her message, translated to English, reads: "Thank you to everyone who’s helping me pray to return to life. Because when you’re hospitalized your life is God’s hands and doctors. Me, Martine Moïse, I still don’t believe that my husband left like this before my eyes without saying a last word to me. This pain will never pass." ...
Famous Dutch Crime reporter, Peter R. de Vries dies nine days after being shot in Amsterdam
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Famous Dutch Crime reporter, Peter R. de Vries dies nine days after being shot in Amsterdam

Famous Dutch crime reporter, Peter R de Vries has died nine days after he was shot in Amsterdam. Quoting a family statement, RTL News, the Dutch network De Vries regularly contributed to, said: "Peter fought to the end, but was unable to win the battle." "Peter has lived by his conviction: 'On bended knee is no way to be free,'" the family statement said. "We are unbelievably proud of him and at the same time inconsolable." The statement also requested privacy for De Vries' partner and loved ones to "process his death in peace". Police said De Vries was shot in Lange Leidsedwarsstraat, close to a large public square in Amsterdam. The attack happened after the journalist, 64, made a regular appearance on a current affairs television show. Two suspects have been detain...
White woman attacks Black woman in store then acts like the victim and fake faints when she realizes she’s being filmed (video)
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White woman attacks Black woman in store then acts like the victim and fake faints when she realizes she’s being filmed (video)

A white woman's shocking antics in a clothing store has gone viral and viewers are appalled by her actions. In a video shared online, the white woman is seen swinging at a black woman in a store. When she realizes the black woman is filming the attack, she puts up a display and plays the victim. She even goes as far as pretending to faint and convulse. Later in the video, she's seen chasing the black woman yet screaming, "get her away from me." Store attendants later arrived and prevent the white woman from getting close to the one filming. The full video is about 10 minutes-long and shows the white woman displaying all through. Below is a shorter version.
US warns China it will defend Philippines if Filipino soldiers are attacked in South China Sea
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US warns China it will defend Philippines if Filipino soldiers are attacked in South China Sea

The United States has reaffirmed its commitment to defend the Philippines' armed forces from attack in the South China Sea. According to the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, the US will come to Phillipines aid if attacks were launched against it, as it has a 70-year-old mutual defense treaty with the country. Blinken made the comments on Sunday, July 11, in a statement marking the fifth anniversary of a ruling by an independent arbitration tribunal rejecting China's expansive territorial claims over the waterway, in support of the Philippines. The 2016 ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague dismissed China's claims to the South China Sea outright, while making clear that China was infringing on Philippine sovereignty through activities such as island-...
Euro 2020: Southgate names strong England XI against Italy [Full list]
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Euro 2020: Southgate names strong England XI against Italy [Full list]

  England’s XI for their Euro 2020 final clash against has been confirmed by The Sun. The newspaper claim that Gareth Southgate’s side will revert to a back five for tonight’s game with Bukayo Saka missing out. According to lineup, right-back Kieran Trippier will come in with Kyle Walker in the left side while Harry Maguire and John Stones making up a back three. Captain, Harry Kane will then be joined by Manchester City forward, Raheem Sterling and Mason Mount in attack. The Sun’s ‘revealed’ starting line-up: Pickford, Shaw, Maguire, Stones, Walker, Trippier, Rice, Phillips, Sterling, Mount, Kane
Former Germany star Kroos ‘no longer fits in today’s football’, claims ex-Bayern Munich supremo Hoeness
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Former Germany star Kroos ‘no longer fits in today’s football’, claims ex-Bayern Munich supremo Hoeness

The old president of the Bundesliga champions has singled out the midfielder for criticism after the national team's early exit from Euro 2020 Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has launched a stinging attack on Toni Kroos, saying the Real Madrid midfielder “no longer fits with today’s football”. The 2014 World Cup-winner announced his retirement from internationals after Germany’s Euro 2020 elimination at the hands of England last month, bringing the curtain down on a glittering international career that saw him earn 106 caps over 11 years. Hoeness was particularly critical of Kroos’ display against the Three Lions at Wembley and felt his inclusion contributed to their downfall – but Kroos himself has since responded.
England vs Italy: Euro 2020 final is boys vs men – Bonucci
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England vs Italy: Euro 2020 final is boys vs men – Bonucci

Veteran Italy defender, Leonardo Bonucci, has admitted he is worried about the pace in England’s attack, ahead of the Euro 2020 final on Sunday. The Juventus man claimed it will be for him and defensive teammate, Giorgio Chiellini a “youngsters against old men” test. Bonucci, 34, and Chiellini, 36, will be handed the task of keeping England strikers Harry Kane, 27, and Raheem Sterling, 26, quiet for 90 minutes and beyond. “Youngsters against old men. We’re not discovering Kane now, it’s been years that he’s been doing good things with Tottenham, England. “In the last three games, we’ve been lucky to come up against the three best strikers in the world [Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku, Spain’s Alvaro Morata and now Kane]. It’s just an added motivation not to concede anything. “Th...
Soldiers Foil Attack at Bishop Oyedepo’s School in Kaduna
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Soldiers Foil Attack at Bishop Oyedepo’s School in Kaduna

Faith Academy, a secondary school owned by Living Faith Church Worldwide founded by Bishop David Oyedepo, came under attack in the early hours of Monday July 5. The attack at the school which is not far from another boarding school where many students were abducted in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State, was foiled by soldiers. Daily Trust reported that the gunmen had launched coordinated attacks on both Bethel secondary school and Faith Academy in the early hours of today. A security agent confirmed that the gunmen broke into the premises of Faith Academy through the back fence around 1am but were repelled by soldiers, with assistance from the school security team. It was also learnt that the school management had last week instructed all students to go home, except ...

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