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Passengers escape death as plane crashes in Ilorin
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Passengers escape death as plane crashes in Ilorin

Many passengers, including some highly-placed Nigerians, narrowly escaped death after an aircraft belonging to Air Peace crashed around 9.30am on Friday morning upon landing in Ilorin from Abuja. The Nation reports that the plane had tyre burst and a bang which affected the cabin with luggage falling on passengers. It was gathered with the impact of the crash, the plane could not taxi to the tarmac. The incident has forced authorities of the airport to close the runway of the airport and cancel all flights. No official statements have been released from the Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria(FAAN) and other aviation regulatory agencies.
Everton Suspend first-team player over police investigation
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Everton Suspend first-team player over police investigation

  English Premier League club, Everton have suspended a first-team player pending a police investigation. Everton made the announcement in a statement on their official website on Tuesday morning. The Toffees, however, did not reveal the player or any details concerning the police case. “Everton can confirm it has suspended a first-team player pending a police investigation. “The club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time,” the statement read. Everton began their pre-season training earlier this month. The Merseyside club will depart for the United States to face Colombian side Millonarios and either Inter Milan or Arsenal in the Florida Cup later this week. Everton will tackl...
Everton suspend first-team player amid police investigation
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Everton suspend first-team player amid police investigation

The Premier League club have confirmed that a member of their squad is the subject of inquiries from authorities Everton have suspended a member of their first-team squad pending a police investigation. No details have been revealed regarding the player in question or the charges involved. The Premier League club are, however, assisting the authorities with their inquiries.
Ugandan athlete goes missing in Japan before Tokyo Olympics, leaves a note saying he wants to work in Japan
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Ugandan athlete goes missing in Japan before Tokyo Olympics, leaves a note saying he wants to work in Japan

A Ugandan athlete has gone missing after he arrived in Japan for the Tokyo Olympics. Julius Ssekitoleko, a 20-year-old weightlifter went missing from his pre-Olympic training camp in Osaka Prefecture on Friday, July 16. He had been training as part of the nine-member Ugandan team in Izumisano, Osaka prefecture, city officials said. Teammates realized the athlete was absent around noon Friday when his saliva test sample was not delivered and they found his hotel room empty, city officials said. There was no training Friday morning and he was last seen in his room in the early hours of Friday. After failing to find him inside the hotel, officials notified police for a broader search. There was no 24-hour monitoring at the hotel, and exactly when or how he got out of the hotel wa...
Adult film star, Dahlia Sky found dead aged 31 in Suspected Suicide
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Adult film star, Dahlia Sky found dead aged 31 in Suspected Suicide

American Adult film star, Dahlia Sky has died at the age of 31 in a ‘potential suicide’. The body of Sky was found inside a car in the San Fernando Valley, LA, around 8 pm on June 30, with authorities currently treating it as a suspected suicide. The 31-year-old was believed to have been battling stage four breast cancer for several years. LAPD detective, Dave Peteque, told Adult Video News (AVN) that Sky was discovered with a fatal gunshot wound, and that police officials are awaiting autopsy results from the LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.'' The case is being investigated as a potential suicide, with Peteque saying that a cause of suicide is ‘what the investigation is leaning towards, and there’s no evidence at this time that there’s any foul play’. The owne...
US Army Veterans Blast Kenyan President For Helping FG Arrest IPOB Leader, Kanu
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US Army Veterans Blast Kenyan President For Helping FG Arrest IPOB Leader, Kanu

The government of Kenya has been lambasted for helping the federal government in the arrest and extradition of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra. Chief Sylvester Onyia, President of the American Veterans of Igbo Descent (AVID) reacted in written letter to Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta. The group urged Kenyatta to find a means of facilitating the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). AVID expressed its displeasure with Kenyatta for abducting Kanu and extraditing him to the Nigerian government for seeking liberation for his Igbo people. The group, which comprises Igbo men and women that are serving or served in different security agencies in the United States, told the Kenyan leader that a Nigerian fo...
Vieira Arrested for Fraud
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Vieira Arrested for Fraud

Benfica Footblall Club president, Luís Filipe Vieira, has been arrested for alleged fraud. RTE reports that Vieira’s home, office, as well as the Novo Banco bank, were searched as part of an investigation into possible financial irregularities. Portuguese legal authorities said Vieira’s business partner Jose Antonio dos Santos was also detained and three people had been taken in for questioning as part of a probe into fraud. Portugal’s Public Prosecution Service said in a statement that they were investigating “deals and financings totalling more than €100 million, which may have resulted in heavy losses for the state and some of the companies”. The investigation supposedly stretches back to 2014 and possible offences include “breach of trust, aggravated fraud, forgery, tax...
UN Reacts to Abduction of Bethel Baptist High School Students
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UN Reacts to Abduction of Bethel Baptist High School Students

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has condemned the abduction of some students from Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Guterres’s spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, disclosed this while briefing correspondents on Tuesday, July 6, at the UN headquarters in New York. Dujarric said that Guterres condemned the kidnapping of the students. Dujarric said: "I can tell you that the Secretary-General strongly condemns the abduction of students from the Bethel Baptist School as well as hospital employees in two separate incidents in Kaduna State on July 5. "The Secretary-General is disturbed by the frequency of kidnapping for ransom of predominantly children from schools by extremist groups and criminal networks." ...
How Sunday Igboho Ordered Purchase Of Guns For Yoruba Youths (Video)
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How Sunday Igboho Ordered Purchase Of Guns For Yoruba Youths (Video)

A video has surfaced on social media showing Sunday Adeyemo, the Yoruba secessionist, popularly known as Sunday Igboho talking to some community leaders to buy guns for their youths. Sunday Igboho, who is now wanted by the Department of State Services (DSS) for allegedly being in possession of fire arms and ammunitions, said in the video that no government can stop anybody from bearing arms this time. Igboho, on Friday, said he has been protecting himself with traditional powers and not with guns.However, his words in the video appears to be in sharp contrast with the claim that he only protects himself with spiritual powers. In the video, the self-acclaimed activist said the guns are to protect themselves and not to rob. He declared that anybody caught with a gun sho...
Update: Firefighter’s 7-year-old daughter among two victims found dead in Miami building collapse as death toll rises to 22 with 126 people still missing
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Update: Firefighter’s 7-year-old daughter among two victims found dead in Miami building collapse as death toll rises to 22 with 126 people still missing

A firefighter's seven-year-old daughter is one of two more victims pulled from the rubble of the collapsed apartment block near Miami, taking the death toll to 22 with 126 people still missing. Her father had reportedly kept vigil at the disaster site for the last nine days and was present when his girl was plucked from the ruins after hours-long search. The girl named by local media as Stella Cattarossi is the third child to be recovered from the site in Surfside. She was with her mother, grandparents and an aunt visiting from Argentina when the 12-story building partially collapsed on 24 June, according to local10.com. The collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium in the small, beachside town of Surfside, about 6 miles north of Miami Beach, was reported aroun...
We Cannot get you Out of Prison – British authorities Dash Nnamdi Kanu’s Hope
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We Cannot get you Out of Prison – British authorities Dash Nnamdi Kanu’s Hope

The British authorities has dashed hope of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) regaining freedom. Kingsley Kanu, the IPOB leader’s sibling who had revealed that he was arrested in Kenya had appealed to British authorities to ensure his brother's release. Kingsley said; “The British High Commission in Nigeria must insist upon my brother’s immediate release. They must guarantee his safety and security. Nnamdi Kanu must be returned home to the UK to his wife and his sons who live here. The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, must make clear to the Nigerian authorities that they will not tolerate the unlawful detention of British citizens and that the UK Government condemns the Nigerians and Kenyans for undermining the rule of law." However a manual titled ‘S...
Nnamdi Kanu’s brother says the IPOB leader was arrested in Kenya
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Nnamdi Kanu’s brother says the IPOB leader was arrested in Kenya

Kingsley Kanu, a sibling of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says his brother was arrested in Kenya.   Kingsley disclosed this in a statement released today June 30. He said Kenyan authorities detained his brother until he was extradited to Nigeria.   “My brother Nnamdi Kanu demands the right to self-determination for Biafra. Self-determination is the right to that underpins the United Nations. Because Biafrans support Nnamdi Kanu’s call for Biafran self-determination, my brother has now been subjected to the most serious violations of international law. My brother has been subject to extraordinary rendition by Kenya and Nigeria. They have violated the most basic principles of the rule of law. Extraordinary rendition is one of the most s...
Lawsuits filed following building collapse in Maimi as death toll rises to 12 with 149 people still unaccounted for 
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Lawsuits filed following building collapse in Maimi as death toll rises to 12 with 149 people still unaccounted for 

The death toll in the Maimi building collapse has risen to 12 with 149 people still unaccounted for as search-and-rescue efforts stretched through a sixth day on Tuesday at the site of the Florida condominium complex. Remains of the 12th casualty in the disaster, which could rank as the deadliest accidental structural failure in U.S. history, were recovered on Tuesday, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at an afternoon news conference. Investigators have not yet determined what caused a major section of the 40-year-old Champlain Towers South condo to collapse last Thursday as residents slept. Florida emergency management director Kevin Guthrie said local authorities have asked the federal government to send additional urban search-and-rescue teams to the scene i...
We are yet to resume Dubai flights because Emirates and other airlines gave us conditions that were not acceptable to us – Sirika
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We are yet to resume Dubai flights because Emirates and other airlines gave us conditions that were not acceptable to us – Sirika

Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika has explained why the country is yet to resume flights to United Arab Emirates. Speaking during the briefing by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Hadi Sirika said Emirates and other airlines gave the federal government conditions that were not acceptable. According to the Minister, Dubai authorities insisted that all passengers intending to visit the country must use Emirates airline or spend two weeks in the alternative carrier’s country before entering Dubai. He stated that the protocol appeared to be targeted at only Nigerians and was not backed up by scientific reasons. Talks are reportedly ongoing to resolve the issue. Sirika said; “Emirates in particular and other airlines, including KLM, gave us some conditions that were no...
Over 2,000 Injected with Fake COVID-19 Vaccines in India
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Over 2,000 Injected with Fake COVID-19 Vaccines in India

Police in India have launched an investigation into a fake COVID-19 vaccination racket after 2,000 people were inoculated with fake COVID vaccine doses in Mumbai and another 1,000, some disabled, in Kolkata. Authorities in Mumbai said that around 2,000 people who thought they were being vaccinated were injected with a saline solution. Ten people have been arrested including two doctors at a private hospital in the financial hub, police told a news conference, with the scammers targeting residents of an upscale housing complex in one case "We (then) discovered that eight more camps were organised by this syndicate," said Vishwas Patil, joint commissioner for the law and order division. Police have recovered Rs 12.4 crore ($16,700) in cash which was "fraudulently obtained" by t...
17 soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Kenya
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17 soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Kenya

Kenyan authorities have confirmed the death of 17 soldiers in a helicopter crash on Thursday, June 24. The Kenya Air Force Mi 171 E helicopter crashed at around 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) in the county of Kajiado, the military said in a statement. The victims were on a training exercise when the helicopter came down in Kajiado County outside the capital, Nairobi. Six people on board were seriously injured.   "This plane came when we were under the hill there. It started making a funny noise, not that of the propeller, it sounded like an ambulance. After 10 seconds it turned and tried to land but it couldn't. I think it hit that hill and after hitting the hill, it suddenly turned and hit the ground", said Morris Kirai Emerit, a Kajiado County resident. Emerit said he helped t...
Bauchi housewife and her teenage daughter arrested for allegedly subjecting her two stepchildren to inhuman torture and starvation
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Bauchi housewife and her teenage daughter arrested for allegedly subjecting her two stepchildren to inhuman torture and starvation

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a housewife for subjecting her two stepchildren to inhuman torture, cruelty and starvation allegedly with the consent of their father. The housewife was arrested alongside her daughter and father of the victims by police operatives from the Township Police Station in Bauchi where a case of maltreatment was reported against them by a non-governmental organisation, Syndicate In Supporting Women And Children Initiative (SISWACHI). The children, Abubakar Yakubu, 5 and Sumaiya Yakubu, 3, are currently receiving treatment at Tashan Babiye Primary Health Centre in Bauchi metropolis. It was gathered that the children's parents had divorced, leaving them in the custody of their stepmother and father. Speaking to journalists at the hos...
Teenager arrested after his mother told police he raped her while high on drugs
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Teenager arrested after his mother told police he raped her while high on drugs

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of raping his own mother on the holiday island of Gran Canaria in Spain. The 16-year-old has been remanded to a secure young offenders’ institution pending an ongoing criminal probe led by a judge at a youth court in the capital Las Palmas. The rape is understood to have happened at a property in the Gran Canaria capital Las Palmas. Police confirmed yesterday, Thursday, June 17, they had held the youngster on Tuesday evening, June 15. His mum is understood to have alerted the authorities. Unconfirmed local reports said the teenager is claiming he remembers nothing about the alleged sex attack because he was under the effects of drugs at the time. He spent his first night in custody at a centre called La Montaneta in Gran Canaria ...
It’s Unfair to say Twitter ban was Because Buhari’s tweet was Deleted – Lai Mohammed
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It’s Unfair to say Twitter ban was Because Buhari’s tweet was Deleted – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that it is unfair to say that the decision to ban Twitter's operation in the country was because President Muhammadu Buhari's tweet was deleted. The Minister who appeared on an NTA programme on Friday June 11, said the decision was taken over the promotion of views that could cause division in the country by the social media platform. Mohammed also insisted that other social media platforms operating in Nigeria will have to first register with the Corporate Affairs Commission and then apply for licensing with the NBC. He said;   “People have tried to say Twitter was suspended because they deleted the president’s message. I think that is very unfair. We were very clear in what we said. We were very unambiguous ...
Seven arrested after a teenage boy is stabbed to death
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Seven arrested after a teenage boy is stabbed to death

British authorities have arrested seven people after a teenager was stabbed to death in Streatham less than two hours after another brutal knifing in nearby Clapham. Four men and three women were arrested on suspicion of various offences by the Metropolitan Police  yesterday. Officers were called to the stabbing on Prentis Road at 4.16pm on Thursday June 10, and found a man with a stab wound to the chest.  He was taken to a hospital in central London but was pronounced dead at 4.51pm.     Police believe they know the identity of the victim and have informed the next of kin. Shortly before 3pm the same day, police were also called to Cedars Road in Clapham to reports of a stabbing.  And at 9.54pm police were called to Prentis Road again where another person h...
Lagos State Govt Rescues 11-year-old girl from her alleged Abusive Father
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Lagos State Govt Rescues 11-year-old girl from her alleged Abusive Father

The Lagos State Ministry of Justice, through the Directorate of Citizens Rights (DCR), has rescued an 11-year old girl, allegedly being abused and assaulted by her biological father, after a neighbour residing on the same street with the family in Ikosi, Ketu area of Lagos reported her case to DCR. The Director, Citizens Rights, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Odusanya, who disclosed this on Thursday, June 3, said officials of the Ministry of Justice gathered that the assault by the father had occurred on several occasions before it was formally reported to the authorities. "The good neighbour stated that the 61-year old man, who lost his wife - the mother of the victim and had remarried - was always in the habit of assaulting the victim and her sibling", the Director explained. She noted that ...
SERAP to Sue FG over Suspension of Twitter in Nigeria
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SERAP to Sue FG over Suspension of Twitter in Nigeria

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has vowed to sue the Nigerian Federal Government for suspending a micro-blogging site ‘Twitter’ indefinitely. The federal government through the Ministry of Information announced on Friday Jume 4, that the microblogging platform has been suspended in Nigeria days after the platform deleted a tweet from President Buhari's handle. Buhari had in his tweet said: “Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. “Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.” The tweet, according to the micro-blogging site, “violated the Twitter Rules” as it was taken down. A...
Violators of COVID-19 travel advisory will be grounded for one year – FG
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Violators of COVID-19 travel advisory will be grounded for one year – FG

The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has warned that Nigerians involved in violation of recent travel advisory for travellers from India Brazil and Turkey will be grounded for one year. Chairman of the Committee and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustaphah gave the warning on Monday May 31, during a PSC media briefing. He said the Federal Government would enforce penalties, including deactivating the travel passports of Nigerian violators. Foreign violators would have their visas revoked and prosecution where applicable, would be an option. Mustapha said; “This is considered a serious infraction and the PSC will proceed to do the following: deactivate the passports of Nigerians involved, for a period of not less than one year; ...
‘Tarzan’ actor, Joe Lara and Wife Killed in Plane crash
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‘Tarzan’ actor, Joe Lara and Wife Killed in Plane crash

Joe Lara, who is best known for starring in the TV series Tarzan: The Epic Adventures, has died in a plane crash in Tennessee. He was 58. The actor was one of seven people who died on Saturday when a small jet, which was a Cessna Citation 501, crashed into Percy Priest Lake near the town of Smyrna. His wife, Gwen Shamblin Lara, 66, was also among the dead. The other victims have been named as: Jennifer J. Martin, David L. Martin, Jessica Walters, Jonathan Walters and Brandon Hannah. They were locals who were all a part of the same church. The jet had been traveling from Smyrna Airport, located about 24 miles southeast of Nashville, to Palm Beach International Airport in Florida. “Recovery efforts are ongoing on the lake from the Weakley Lane bridge to the Lamar Hill Boa...
Arrest Warrant for Marilyn Manson over two Assault Charges Issued in New Hampshire
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Arrest Warrant for Marilyn Manson over two Assault Charges Issued in New Hampshire

Embattled American singer, Marilyn Manson has a warrant out for his arrest on two assault charges that allegedly occurred during his concert in 2019. The singer, 52,  whose real name is Brian Warner, faces two counts of Class A Misdemeanor Simple Assault, New Hampshire's Gilford Police Department announced on Facebook Tuesday May 25. The post states that Manson is facing “two counts of Class A misdemeanor Simple Assault stemming from a 2019 incident at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion.” The department added that Manson, as well as his agent and legal counsel, have been aware of the warrant "for some time" and that Manson made no effort to return to the state to answer the charges. Manson's attorney Howard King called the police department's claim "ludicrous" in a statemen...
Dead body of missing man found inside giant dinosaur statue
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Dead body of missing man found inside giant dinosaur statue

The dead body of a missing man was found trapped inside a giant dinosaur statue. Investigators believe the 39-year-old mistakenly dropped his phone in the statue then he became trapped when trying to retrieve it and died a slow death. However, there is no obvious indication as to how he originally entered the stegosaurus. His body was found when a disturbing odour from the papier-mâché figure in the Barcelona suburb of Santa Coloma de Gramenet was smelt by a father and son on Saturday, May 22. On closer inspection, the dad spotted the corpse through a crack in a rear leg of the statue, BBC News reports. He then called the police who said the man's family had reported him missing and no one else is understood to have been involved in his death. A spokesperson for l...
Belarus President Hijacks Ryanair Passener Flight enroute Lithuania Using Fighter jet then arrests exiled political Opponent, Raman Pratasevich; EU & NATO react
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Belarus President Hijacks Ryanair Passener Flight enroute Lithuania Using Fighter jet then arrests exiled political Opponent, Raman Pratasevich; EU & NATO react

Leading Belarusian opposition activist, Raman Pratasevich, has been arrested in Belarus after President Alexander Lukashenko ordered a fighter jet to escort the Ryanair plane Pratasevich was in, to Belarusian capital, Minsk. Acccording to Pull Pervogo, Belarusian state broadcaster, Raman Pratasevich, a vocal critic of President Alexander Lukashenko's regime, was detained at Minsk airport following orders by Lukashenko (pictured below), a dictator supported and armed by the Russian government. In a major breach of international law, the commercial plane was intercepted by a Belarusian fighter jet and escorted from international space till it landed in Minsk. The Belarusian government claimed a bomb threat was detected in the plane and then forced to plane to go to Belarus ...
Newlywed Brazilian singer MC Kevin fell to his death from a hotel balcony after panicking that his wife was about to catch him having a threesome
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Newlywed Brazilian singer MC Kevin fell to his death from a hotel balcony after panicking that his wife was about to catch him having a threesome

Mc Kevin, a Brazilian DJ and friend of footballer Neymar, reportedly died after jumping out of a hotel window as he tried to escape being caught having an affair with a woman. Kevin Nascimento Bueno , 23, panicked that his wife was about to catch him having a threesome with a model and a friend, it is claimed. To prevent that, he jumped from a fifth-floor balcony at a hotel in Rio and died in hospital from the injuries he sustained. According to Folha de Sau Paulo, MC Kevin tried to jump to the balcony located in the room below, but misjudged the distance and ended up crashing into the side of the swimming pool at the hotel. According to Extra Globo, the model he was with, Bianca Domingues, 26, said she met MC Kevin, 23, and his singer friend Victor Fontenelle outside the Bris...
Police mock gangster twins with billboard mugshots showing how old they’ll look when they finish their jail sentences for running a cocaine gang
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Police mock gangster twins with billboard mugshots showing how old they’ll look when they finish their jail sentences for running a cocaine gang

In a bid to warn others against crimes, Cheshire Police displayed digitally aged images of gangster twins to show the public how old they'll look when they finish their jail sentences. Authorities toured the giant billboard around Warrington over the weekend showing the pictures of siblings Leon and Anthony Cullen, 33, in a bid to show the risks of crime. They hope the digitally aged images of the gang bosses, who have been jailed for a combined total of 50 years, will serve as a warning to others. Leon and Anthony are behind bars serving 22 years and 27 years respectively after leading notorious firearms and cocaine gang, which was the biggest ever uncovered in Cheshire. Cheshire Police's Det Chief Insp Mike Evans said they hope the 'aged' images will make others ask i...
Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea moved to Portugal from Turkey
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Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea moved to Portugal from Turkey

The Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City will now be played in Portugal after the UK government and UEFA could not reach an agreement over quarantine exemptions for more than 2,000 VIPs, staff, and media for the match to be played at Wembley. The all-English final between the Premier League clubs was originally scheduled for the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul on May 29, but the devastating Covid outbreak in Turkey forced UEFA to look at alternative venues. The Wembley stadium in England was considered as one of the possible venues, but the UK government has placed the country on its red list for travel, and banned English fans from going. According to Sports Mail, the 50,000-capacity Estadio do Dragao in Porto has now been lined up as the venue for the final...
Girl in 6th Grade Opens Fires on Classmates at Idaho Middle School Injuring 3
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Girl in 6th Grade Opens Fires on Classmates at Idaho Middle School Injuring 3

A female middle school student opened fire on classmates at an Idaho middle school on Thursday, injuring a custodian and two other students before being disarmed by a teacher and taken into custody. The shooting happened at Rigby Middle School in Jefferson County just after 9 a.m on May 6th. The student, a sixth-grader, pulled the gun out of a backpack before she opened fire, authorities said. "During the shooting, a teacher disarmed the student and detained her until law enforcement took her into custody," Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson said during a news conference. "She did take the handgun from the student." "She fired multiple rounds inside of the school and out," Anderson said at a news conference. "We don't have a lot of details of why. That is being...
Rapper, G Herbo Faces new Charges for Lying to Federal Agent in his Fraud Case
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Rapper, G Herbo Faces new Charges for Lying to Federal Agent in his Fraud Case

American rapper, G Herbo, who was indicted back in September for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft is facing new charges for lying to a federal agent in his fraud case. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced in a statement last night that Herbert Wright III, also known as “G Herbo,” 25, was charged on Tuesday in Springfield federal court with one count of making a false statement to federal authorities. The rapper, along with five members of his music group, have been accused of using other people’s information to charge over $1 million to fund a lavish lifestyle over a four-year period. The indictment, filed in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts in Springfield on September 15, 2020, alleges that beginning March 2016, the group used the stolen i...
Four dead, 25 Injured after Suspected Smuggling Boat Capsizes in San Diego
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Four dead, 25 Injured after Suspected Smuggling Boat Capsizes in San Diego

Four people died and 25 were injured Sunday May 2, after a boat used in a suspected human smuggling operation capsized off the coast of San Diego, authorities have revealed. The vessel, a 40-foot cabin cruiser, “broke apart” on a reef near Point Loma, west of downtown San Diego, said Lt. Rick Romero of the San Diego Lifeguard Service. The incident occurred around 10 a.m. The boat’s operator is in custody, officials say although no one on the vessel has been identified. Crews are scheduled to continue to their search through the night, the Coast Guard said. Jeff Stephenson, San Diego sector chief with Customs and Border Patrol, said it wasn’t clear where the boat had come from or what the nationalities of its passengers were. An...
Man Strangled Girlfriend and their two Daughters as he ‘Didn’t Want them to Live Without Mum’
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Man Strangled Girlfriend and their two Daughters as he ‘Didn’t Want them to Live Without Mum’

A man who strangled his girlfriend and their two young daughters says he did not want them to "live in a world where they did not have their mother", according to prosecutors. The body of mum Amarah Banks was found in a garage in Milwaukee, Tennessee, the US, along with her daughters Camaria Banks, 4, and Zaniya Banks, 5, just one day after authorities issued an "Amber Alert" for the two girls. Their remains were found on February 16, 2020, a day after Arzel Ivery, her boyfriend and dad of the two girls, was taken into custody in Nashville, Tennessee. Arzel Ivery has pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree intentional homicide, and he had reportedly told detectives where to find the bodies of his girlfriend and two young girls. Amarah Banks was last seen being dr...
LaLiga: Barcelona Manager, Koeman Gets two-ban Match
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LaLiga: Barcelona Manager, Koeman Gets two-ban Match

  Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has been handed a two-match ban by the Spanish FA (RFEF), after being sent off in their 2-1 defeat at home to Granada on Thursday. Koeman will miss the visit of LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid next Saturday. The Dutchman’s suspension however starts with Sunday’s trip to his former club Valencia. Koeman was shown a red card, after Darwin Machis equalised for Granada at the Nou Camp. The referee in his post-match report, said the Barca coach, having already been warned about his behaviour, spoke degradingly to the fourth official, shouting “What a character” at him. The suspension, handed down by the RFEF Competition Committee, comes under the umbrella of “acts of disparagement or thoughtlessness towards referees, directors or spo...
Influencer and her Boyfriend Fall 120ft to their Death in Possible Murder-suicide
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Influencer and her Boyfriend Fall 120ft to their Death in Possible Murder-suicide

An influencer and her boyfriend have died after they reportedly fell from a 12th-floor apartment to their deaths in an incident police are investigating as a murder-suicide. The horrific incident was filmed by witnesses in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in the Bolivian department of Santa Cruz on Tuesday, April 27. The victims were identified as Sarah Arauco and Dagner Rojas. Neighbours said they heard the pair arguing before their death. One video shows Rojas dangle from the window before falling, with a second video showing the incident from a different angle. Rojas' fall was filmed by neighbours just moments after his girlfriend was seen falling from the same spot. Neighbours told local newspaper Milenio they heard the pair arguing before the tragic i...
“I Won’t Apologize” Businessman who Organized Naked Models Stunt on Skyscraper Balcony in Dubai Speaks
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“I Won’t Apologize” Businessman who Organized Naked Models Stunt on Skyscraper Balcony in Dubai Speaks

    The businessman who masterminded the naked women stunt in a skyscraper balcony in broad daylight has said he doesn't want to apologize for his action. Weeks ago, naked women were pictured posing on a balcony in conservative Dubai. This caused outrage and the authorities got involved. It led to arrests of the women for "public debauchery. Another snap from the Dubai apartment that day showed a balding, bespectacled, middle-aged man playing piano surrounded by 21 stark-naked women. Speaking to The Sun, US businessman Vitaliy Grechin, 41, who is the mystery man in the photo with the women, said he masterminded the stunt that shocked and titillated the world. Vitaliy, who is wealthy, picked up the tab for the $13,500 (£9,700) all-expenses-paid trip fo...
Woman Arrested after Drunkenly Offering Lap Dances and Sex to ‘Random Citizens’ and Police
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Woman Arrested after Drunkenly Offering Lap Dances and Sex to ‘Random Citizens’ and Police

A woman is in prison after offering lap dances to “random citizens,” asking police if they wanted to have sex on the sidewalk, and threatening assault against paramedics. According to reports Olivia Taylor-Washek, 28, from Florida, was charged in St. Petersburg with disorderly intoxication (disturbance) on Saturday April 24 shortly before 9 p.m. A disturbance call was made to police authorities after a “highly intoxicated” Taylor-Washek was “stumbling on the sidewalk and attempting to give lap dances random citizens outside of a business,” After Fire Rescue was called to evaluate her, she threatened “to punch paramedics if they touched her,” According to an arrest report obtained this week by The Smoking Gun. Police offered to walk her home, but Taylor-Washek “continued...
Irish PM Calls UEFA ‘Out of Order’ Over Euro 2020 Stance
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Irish PM Calls UEFA ‘Out of Order’ Over Euro 2020 Stance

Ireland’s Prime Minister Micheal Martin said Sunday UEFA was “out of order” over its insistence fans must attend Euro 2020 matches, which led it to drop Dublin as a host city. European football’s governing body announced Friday that the Irish capital and Bilbao in Spain would no longer host matches in the delayed competition. The move followed Irish football chiefs and the Basque government saying they were unable to give assurances on minimum spectator levels. The four matches once destined for Dublin three group games and a last-16 tie will now be held in St Petersburg and London, while Seville has stepped in to replace Bilbao. “I thought UEFA were out of order, quite frankly, putting that condition on countries,” Martin told Irish public broadcaster RTE. “To force spect...
Rap icon Shock G, Famous for his Work with Tupac Shakur, Found Dead at 57
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Rap icon Shock G, Famous for his Work with Tupac Shakur, Found Dead at 57

Shock G, famous for Digital Underground's hit song "The Humpty Dance" and his work with Tupac Shakur, is dead. The rap icon whose real name is Gregory Jacobs, was found dead Thursday, April 22, in a hotel room in Tampa, his father, Edward Racker revealed. The cause of death is unclear but there were no signs of trauma, TMZ reports. Shock's father says authorities will conduct an autopsy. Shock G was the lead singer for the pioneering hip hop group Digital Underground. He gets into character as his alter ego, "Humpty Hump," for the group's famous 1989 song and dance. Shock was also known for his collaboration with Tupac. He featured on Pac's 1993 song "I Get Around" and he was one of the producers on Tupac's 1991 debut solo album, "2Pacalypse Now." Shock G actually...
Another Unarmed Black Man Killed by Police in North Carolina
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Another Unarmed Black Man Killed by Police in North Carolina

A police officer in North Carolina shot and killed an unarmed Black man while serving a search warrant Wednesday, April 21, sparking outcry from community members demanding law enforcement accountability and the immediate release of body camera footage. The shooting unfolded in Elizabeth City, a riverfront town of about 18,000 residents in Pasquotank County near North Carolina's coastal border with Virginia. Authorities identified the victim as Andrew Brown Jr, a resident of Elizabeth City, and said he was shot when sheriff's deputies tried to serve him with a search warrant at about 8.40am. Relatives described him as a 40-year-old African American, who was a father of 10 children. Authorities are yet to provide details of the shooting but eyewitnesses said Andrew Brown...
Robber Arrested after Giving Couple his ID When he Broke in and Stole their Money in Hotel
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Robber Arrested after Giving Couple his ID When he Broke in and Stole their Money in Hotel

Police have arrested a man after he allegedly left his ID after breaking into a hotel room in Manhasset, New York on April 16. Michael C. Lee, 29, allegedly entered another guest's room at the Travelodge hotel on Northern Boulevard at around 3 a.m. through their unlocked sliding glass window, according to CBS New York. The female guest, 33, called out to her boyfriend, 44, for help upon encountering Lee, Daily Voice reported. The couple demanded to know why he was in their room and asked for his ID. Lee willingly handed over his driver's license and fled the room without collecting it back. The woman informed the police after noticing her money was gone. Lee was arrested at 5:05 a.m. the same day without incident, according to authorities. He is charged with se...
Super League: It’ll be damaging – Prime Minister, Boris Johnson warns Man United, City, Chelsea, Liverpool, others
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Super League: It’ll be damaging – Prime Minister, Boris Johnson warns Man United, City, Chelsea, Liverpool, others

  UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has reacted angrily to the new European Super League. He also vowed that the UK government will support any action taken to prevent what he described as the “damaging” proposals. Premier League, big boys Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are part of the new League, along with six other European heavyweights such as Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona from the LaLiga and Inter Milan, Juventus and AC Milan from Italy. They announced their breakaway last night despite threats from UEFA, Premier League, LaLiga, and Serie A to ban them, among other punishments. The Prime Minister urged the Premier League renegade clubs to rethink their plans. “Plans for a European Super League would ...
Update: At least eight dead and 60 injured in mass shooting at FedEx warehouse
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Update: At least eight dead and 60 injured in mass shooting at FedEx warehouse

The death toll from the FedEx warehouse shooting has been placed at 8. Authorities say eight people have been killed, not including the shooter, while 60 people have been injured, including 20 with gunshot wounds. The gunman went on a rampage at a Fedex facility on Thursday night, April 15, before turning his weapon on himself. Police were called to reports of an active shooting at a FedEx facility near Indianapolis airport last night at around 11pm local time. Live video from local media at the scene showed crime scene tape in the car park outside the facility, which employs more than 4,500 people. Family members of FedEx workers have been waiting in a local hotel for information about their loved ones. An unnamed witness who was working at the facility told NBC ...
Woman Demands Prince Harry is Arrested after Claiming he Promised to Marry her
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Woman Demands Prince Harry is Arrested after Claiming he Promised to Marry her

A lawyer has called for Prince Harry to be arrested after "breaking his promise" to marry her. The lawyer, Palwinder Kaur, filed a petition with the Punjab and Haryana High Court in India claiming that the Duke of Sussex contacted her via social media and, after a long correspondence via email, proposed. The lawyer has also demanded that the authorities in India issue an international arrest warrant so that the police and the United Kingdom could apprehend Harry and he could be forced to carry out his promise of marriage "without further delay". The petition is filed by the woman as the petitioner against "Prince Harry Middleton" among others. In her petition, Ms Kaur states: "Prayer in this petition filed by the petitioner, who is an advocate is appearing in person, is to ...
Horrific School Shooting in Tennessee Leaves ‘Multiple victims’
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Horrific School Shooting in Tennessee Leaves ‘Multiple victims’

A suspect has been detained after a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. A police statement confirmed that the shooting in Knoxville left one male victim dead and a police officer injured. The statement added that a possible suspect had been taken in for questioning. The officer, who has not yet been named, is expected to survive after being shot at least one time at Austin-East Magnet High School. Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon confirmed that she spoke to the officer, and that he is expected to be OK, but will need to undergo surgery. Kidcannon said that the officer was in "good spirits." The Knoxville Police Department confirmed that "officers responded to Austin-East Magnet High School on the report of a male subject who was possibl...
Lawmakers consider bill to permit Muslim female military officers to wear Hijab
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Lawmakers consider bill to permit Muslim female military officers to wear Hijab

The House of Representatives is currently deliberating on a bill seeking to compel the Armed Forces and paramilitary organizations to permit Muslim female officers to wear the Islamic veil, commonly known as hijab. The bill, known as the Religious Discrimination (Prohibition, Prevention) Bill, 2020, which has passed second reading at the House, is being sponsored by the Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Finance and Member representing Bida/Gbako/Katcha Federal Constituency, Saidu Abdullahi. Hijab is a veil worn by Muslim women and has been a controversial issue in Nigeria. Recently in Kwara state, a crisis erupted in the education section when authorities of missionary schools in the state opposed a court injunction permitting Muslim students to wear hijab to school. A...
5 People Including 2 Children Killed in South Carolina Mass Shooting
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5 People Including 2 Children Killed in South Carolina Mass Shooting

Five people including two children are dead following a shooting inside a home in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The victims of the Wednesday evening, April 8, shooting near Rock Hill included a doctor, his wife, and their two grandchildren, the York County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet. Police were called to the scene following reports of a shooting at 4:45 p.m. The York County coroner’s office said Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, were pronounced dead at the scene along with grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5, as a result of gunshot wounds. A fifth victim, James Lewis, 38, from Gaston, was found dead outside. In addition to the five people who were killed, another person was transported to the hospital with "serious gunshot ...
Fifa Bans Chad from Football Activities for Life
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Fifa Bans Chad from Football Activities for Life

Global football governing body, FIFA has banned Chad from football until further notice. The decision was taken by the Bureau of the Fifa Council on Wednesday and takes effect immediately. Note that in December 2020, Fifa had rejected a request from the country’s ministry of sports to dissolve the Chadian Football Federation. On March 10, the minister for youth and sports released a statement to prevent the Chadian Football Association, FTFA, from performing its obligatory duties due to a dispute between both parties. CAF then disqualified Chad from the Africa Cup of Nations qualification race, just a few days prior to their fixtures against Namibia and Mali, following the sport Minister's actions. FIFA has now waded in, banning the country henceforth. FIFA says t...
President Buhari’s Official Driver Sa’idu Afaka dies
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President Buhari’s Official Driver Sa’idu Afaka dies

The official driver of President Muhammadu Buhari, Master Warrant Officer Sa’idu Afaka, is dead. Late Afaka died at the State House Clinic, Abuja on Tuesday, April 6, after a prolonged illness. A statement released by presidential aide, Garba Shehu, states that President Buhari extends his heartfelt condolences to the family of late Afaka. The president also commiserated with the Government and people of Kaduna State and described the late Afaka as an honest, capable and reliable person who handled his job with utmost care and responsibility. The President recalled that in 2016 the soldier, while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, picked up a bag containing a large amount of foreign currencies and turned it over to the National Hajj Commission, an action which earned him praises f...

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