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U.S. software mogul, John McAfee dies by hanging in Spanish prison
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U.S. software mogul, John McAfee dies by hanging in Spanish prison

John McAfee, the founder of antivirus company McAfee, has been found dead in a Spanish prison near Barcelona after the Spanish high court authorised his extradition to the United States. The Bristih technology entrepreneur reportedly commited suicide by hanging on Wednesday afternoon June 23, in a prison cell, just hours after a preliminary ruling for his extradition to the United States on charges of tax evasion. The Catalan justice department confirmed in a statement that the likely cause of death is suicide, Reuters reported. Employees at the Brians 2 penitentiary tried to revive the 75-year-old Mr McAfee but were unsuccessful, according to a statement cited by Spanish newspaper El Mundo and reporting by the Associated Press According to the newspaper El Pais, the softwa...
Oyo Declares Friday Public Holiday
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Oyo Declares Friday Public Holiday

The Oyo state government has announced Friday May 21 as a public holiday, ahead of local government election scheduled to hold in the state. Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa who urged residents of the state to participate in the election, said the public holiday was declared to enable the state conduct a hitch free local government election holding on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Adisa said; “His Excellency, Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has authorised the declaration of Friday, May 21, 2021, as public holiday. “The declaration of the holiday is to enable residents of the state participate freely in the council elections billed to hold on Saturday May 22, 2021. “Every indigene and resident of the state is hereby enjoined to go about his or h...
Police Charge Ryan Giggs with Physical Assault, Controlling and Coercive Behaviour Towards his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville
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Police Charge Ryan Giggs with Physical Assault, Controlling and Coercive Behaviour Towards his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville

Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs has been charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend and controlling or coercive behaviour at his £1.7m mansion. Giggs, 47, is accused of causing actual bodily harm to PR worker Kate Greville, 36, at the property in Worsley, Greater Manchester, in November. He faces an additional charge of coercive and controlling behaviour between December 2017 and November 2020. Giggs has also been charged with the common assault of a woman in her 20s during the same alleged incident. The former winger won 64 caps for Wales and had a glittering playing career with Manchester United, winning 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, four FA Cups and three League Cups. He will appear on bail at Manchest...
CBN Orders Banks, Forex Dealers to accept Old, Lower Dollar notes or Face Sanctions
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CBN Orders Banks, Forex Dealers to accept Old, Lower Dollar notes or Face Sanctions

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has ordered commerical banks and authorised foreign exchange (forex) dealers to henceforth accept both old series and lower denominations of the US dollars for deposit from customers. In a circular by the CBN's Director of Currency Operations Department, Ahmed  Umar, to all deposit money banks (DMBs), Bureau De Change (BDC) operators and the general public on Tuesday April 20, the apex bank threatened to sanction any banks or forex dealers who refuse to comply with the order. The Memo, entitled : “The rejection of old/lower denomination of the United States dollar by the DBMs/forex dealers.” reads in part: “The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has in recent times been inundated with complaints from members of the public on the rejection of old/lo...
Man Charged with Murder of Millionaire Hotelier Sir Richard Sutton
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Man Charged with Murder of Millionaire Hotelier Sir Richard Sutton

A 34-year-old man has been charged with the murder of millionaire hotelier Sir Richard Sutton. Sir Richard Sutton, one of Britain's richest men who owned a string of top hotels in London, was found stabbed to death at a property near Gillingham, Dorset, on Wednesday, April 7. A woman named Anne Schreiber, 60, was seriously injured in the incident and airlifted to Southmead hospital in Bristol, where she remained in a critical condition. A spokesman for Sir Richard Sutton Ltd named the woman as Anne Schreiber, his partner, and said she was “a hugely important part of Sir Richard’s life”, having cared for him for a “long period”, and wished her “a swift and full recovery”. Thomas Schreiber, from the Gillingham area, has been charged with murder, attempted murder, and dangerou...
Meghan Markle was clearly misinformed as certificate shows she didn’t have a secret wedding with Prince Harry – Official who issued the couple’s wedding licence
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Meghan Markle was clearly misinformed as certificate shows she didn’t have a secret wedding with Prince Harry – Official who issued the couple’s wedding licence

Meghan Markle claimed during her interview with Oprah Winfrey that she and Prince Harry had a private secret wedding in their garden, three days before their Royal wedding. However, the former official who issued the licence has said that the Duchess of Sussex was "clearly misinformed" when she claimed she and Harry had been wed by the Archbishop of Canterbury in their "backyard". Stephen Borton, the former chief clerk at the Faculty Office, said the duchess is "obviously confused". Mr Borton said the ceremony described by Meghan in the interview was "not valid" because there were no witnesses and the couple’s home – Nottingham Cottage – was not an authorised venue. It was more likely the private ceremony was informal exchange of vows or may have just been a practice for th...
Department of Petroleum Resources Seals Filling Stations in Imo for Selling Above Approved Price
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Department of Petroleum Resources Seals Filling Stations in Imo for Selling Above Approved Price

Some filling stations in Imo state have been sealed by the Department of Petroleum Resources. Zonal Controller of DPR in Imo, Roseline Wilki who spoke to newsmen as she led a team of officials on a routine monitoring exercise in Owerri, the state capital, said the filling stations were sealed for selling Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol above the authorised pump price. She said; “We are here to ensure that there is quality, to ensure availability of the product, and to ensure that you don’t have adulterated product and that there is no hoarding. “We are here to ensure that the operators are selling within the government approved pump price. “We will definitely sanction those that are not selling within the (government approved) pump price and for the adulter...
Bandits Abduct Kaduna Iman on his Way to a Wedding in Niger State
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Bandits Abduct Kaduna Iman on his Way to a Wedding in Niger State

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted the Chief Imam of Rigachikun Mosque, Kaduna, Sheikh Mohammed Saminu Adam, on his way to attend a wedding ceremony in Niger State.x According to Daily Trust, the Islamic scholar and other travellers were abducted on Thursday evening, February 18,  along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Highway. It was gathered that the Imam was travelling in a commercial vehicle with other travellers when their vehicle came under attack. The secretary to the Council of Imams and Ulamas, Kaduna State branch, Ustaz Yusuf Al’rigassiyu, who confirmed the incident said the council was informed about the abduction. "Yes, we heard about it because he was our member and we are told that they bandits abducted him along Birnin Gwari area,” he said. A resident of Rigach...
Covid Vaccine Calculator Predicts Pandemic Won’t End for Another Seven Years
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Covid Vaccine Calculator Predicts Pandemic Won’t End for Another Seven Years

With the current rate of vaccinations, it is believed that by 2028, up to 75 per cent of world population will have been vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine. This suggests it will take until then for the global population to have reached a degree of herd immunity, which should lead to the virus being suppressed. Bloomberg's vaccination calculator also reveals that the United States could potentially reach herd immunity by as early as New Year's Day of 2022. The US has reportedly vaccinated around 8.7 per cent of the population, administering 1.3 million jabs per day. Currently, it's believed that around 4.5 million vaccine dosages are being administered across the States, with an estimated 119.8 million vaccines being delivered worldwide. The UK is hoping to vaccinate e...
Online Campaign Poster Not Authorised By Me – Fayemi
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Online Campaign Poster Not Authorised By Me – Fayemi

The attention of the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has been drawn to news reports of a campaign poster being purportedly circulated on social media by the Chairman of Ikere Local Government Council, Mr Femi Ayodele. Mr Ayodele is reported to be canvassing support for Dr Fayemi for the 2023 presidential election through the poster which was designed with the logo of the All Progressives Congress (APC). However, mindful of the possible interpretation such an unauthorised act could be given by well meaning members of the public, we consider it important to state as follows: Dr Fayemi does not have any knowledge of the campaign poster neither did he authorise Mr Ayodele or any person or group of persons to start a campaign on his behalf. As a matter of fact, Mr Ay...
CBN Bans Forex for Maize Importation
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CBN Bans Forex for Maize Importation

Banks have been directed to stop processing Forms M for the importation of maize with immediate effect. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) who made the order on Monday July 13, said the decision to ban forex for maize importation was made to increase local production, stimulate a rapid economic recovery, safeguard rural livelihoods. The apex bank further stated that the decision will would increase jobs which have been lost as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The statement partly read; “Authorised dealers are hereby directed to discontinue the processing of Forms M for the importation of maize/corn with immediate effect. “Accordingly, all authorised dealers are hereby requested to submit the list of Forms M already registered for the importation of maize/corn on...
Late NDDC Director Tested Positive for COVID-19
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Late NDDC Director Tested Positive for COVID-19

Charles Odili, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Director of Coroporate Affairs has confirmed that the late acting Director of Finance and Administration of the commission, Ibanga Etang tested positive for Coronavirus. Odili said the Rivers State Ministry of Health wrote to the commission to confirm that the late director died of complications linked to Coronavirus. He added that the commission was compelled to make the declaration after getting clearance from the deceased family. Odili said; “The family has authorised the Commission to announce the late Executive Director tested positive to COVID-19. “The ministry has, therefore, directed the Commission to order all management staff to go into self-isolation for a period of 14 days with effects from today, Whil...
ISIS Commander, Abdul Nasser Qirdash Captured in a Raid by Iraqi Special Forces
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ISIS Commander, Abdul Nasser Qirdash Captured in a Raid by Iraqi Special Forces

A top ISIS commander has been captured by Iraqi special forces, the country's national intelligence service has claimed. Abdul Nasser Qirdash, once tipped to replace Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as head of ISIS, was  arrested on Wednesday, May 20. “Today, the terrorist named Abdulnasser al-Qirdash, the candidate to succeed the criminal al-Baghdadi, was arrested. [The arrest] came after accurate intelligence,” the statement from the Iraqi National Intelligence Service read, according to a report in Al-Arabiya. “He served as the head of the commission authorised by the terrorist organisation Daesh, and he worked with the organisation as a leader from the time of the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi until the battles of al-Baghouz that he led himself.” Details on how he was captured or wh...
Mompha Hid N32.9b Transactions from Government for 25 Months – EFCC
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Mompha Hid N32.9b Transactions from Government for 25 Months – EFCC

At the resumed trial of Dubai-based Nigerian man Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a Mompha on Wednesday January 15, it was alleged that he hid N32.9billion transactions from the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML) for 25 months. EFCC accused the defendant of procuring Ismalob Global Investment Ltd. and retaining in its account, an aggregate sum of N32.9 billion between 2015 and 2018 between December 14, 2015 and January 25, 2018. Prosecution witness and an official of the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML),  Mr. Matthew Enu-Obun told Justice Mohammad Liman that they had no record of the transaction as it was hidden and not reported. According to the EFCC, Mompha who is not a financial institution or an authorised foreign exchange dealer, negotiated for...

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