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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...
Mob Beats Man to Death after he Shot Three Men at Betting Shop in Imo, Killing two
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Mob Beats Man to Death after he Shot Three Men at Betting Shop in Imo, Killing two

Three persons have been confirmed dead following an incident at a betting shop at Aba branch satellite market in Ehime Mbano LGA in Imo state on Friday, April 2. According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, one Chidubem Mbamara walked into a betting shop, played his bet worth six hundred Naira (N600), but unfortunately wasn't with enough money to pay.   ''He paid one hundred and fifty Naira (N150) and deposited his phone, went home to get some money. On his return, he paid four hundred and Naira, making it a total of five hundred and fifty Naira (N550), and promised to pay the balance of Fifty Naira(N50) on a later date. This led to serious altercation between  him and one Henry Obi (manager of the bet shop). Sequel to th...
New York state police charges 7 year old boy with rape
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New York state police charges 7 year old boy with rape

The New York State Police has charged a 7 year old boy with rape. The unidentified child, from Brasher Falls near the US-Canada border, was charged with third-degree rape on March 23. Authorities said the incident was first reported on November 26 2020. The little boy has been released and will be tried as a juvenile delinquent according to reports. Under current state law, the minimum age of criminal prosecution is 7 . The incident reportedly occured on Thanksgiving in upstate New York. No further details have been released about the incident . The case will be handled in Family Court, according to the police. It is also not clear what relation, if any, the suspect and the victim are to one another. Anthony Martone, a Queens attorney who handles youth defens...
Nigerian Man Raises Alarm after authorities of his Former Secondary School Brutalized a Student
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Nigerian Man Raises Alarm after authorities of his Former Secondary School Brutalized a Student

A Nigerian man, Austine Zeku Torkuma, has condemned the brutalization of a student by authorities of his alma matter, Mount Saint Gabriel Secondary School, Makurdi, Benue state. Austine shared the photos of the student with cane marks all over his body. According to him, the brutalization of the student happened in the school principal's office. He mentioned that this type of dehumanization happened when he was still a student in the school and still happens even till date. Posting photos of the brutalized student on his Facebook wall, Austine wrote; ''A priest/principal/staff that superintends over this kind of dehumanization should have nothing to do with administration. This is beyond evil! And for missing classes? We once had only news of glory coming out from my alma mat...
Police Release Mugshot of Accused Colorado mass shooter, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa
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Police Release Mugshot of Accused Colorado mass shooter, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa

Colorado police have released chilling mugshot of the man accused of killing 10 people in a mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, was arrested following a shootout with police in a King Sooper grocery store on Monday, March 22. The Syrian native is being held on 10 counts of first-degree murder after he allegedly stormed into King Soopers grocery store in Boulder on Monday afternoon, March 22 and began shooting at workers, customers and cops. He allegedly shot ten people including a police officer. The suspect surrendered at the scene after he was shot in the leg and was hauled off in handcuffs. He had stripped off half his clothes before being arrested and then asked to speak to his mommy, authorities said. Alissa’s brother, Ali Al...
Libyan Army Raids Human Smuggling Dens, Arrest 16 Suspects, Rescues 85 Abducted African Migrants
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Libyan Army Raids Human Smuggling Dens, Arrest 16 Suspects, Rescues 85 Abducted African Migrants

Libyan Army on Sunday, March 21, raided human smuggling dens in Nessma town, south of Bani Walid, arrested 16 smugglers and freed 85 African migrants held in captivity. Brigade 444 said its forces had neutralized the hideouts which is about 200km from Tripoli and arrested the smugglers whom it said were criminals wanted by the authorities but had never been apprehended. The brigade added on Facebook that during the delicate "combat operation", its forces had freed 85 African abductees, in addition to ending the smugglers' kidnap, looting, and banditry in the area that were burdening the residents for a long time, seizing weapons and vehicles they were using. "Our forces are still working on ending such crimes in order to exact justice and reach every criminal hideout in the country....
UAE Extends Ban on Nigerian Flights till March 20
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UAE Extends Ban on Nigerian Flights till March 20

The ban on Nigerian flights to Dubai has been extended by the United Arab Emirates authorities till March 20. Though it was stated that Emirates flights from Dubai to Lagos and Abuja will continue as scheduled, the statement from the public relations firm for Emirates revealed that customers from both Abuja and Lagos would not be accepted for travel prior to or including this date. It read;  “In line with government directives, passenger services from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) to Dubai are temporarily suspended until 20 March 2021. . “Customers from both Abuja and Lagos will not be accepted for travel prior to or including this date. Passengers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days are not allowed entry into the UAE (whether terminating in or connec...
UK Government to Return £4.2m James Ibori Loot to Nigerian Government
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UK Government to Return £4.2m James Ibori Loot to Nigerian Government

The British Government has announced plans to return £4.2million funds recovered from friends and family members of convicted former Delta state governor, James Ibori. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms. Catriona Laing, disclosed this at a ceremony for the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between both the Nigerian and UK government in Abuja today March 9. She said this was the first tranche of such planned returns. She added that what is being returned to the Nigerian government was retrieved from friends and family members of Ibori. She noted the Ibori case is complicated and the United Kingdom authorities were still working on the total actual amount involved in the case. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Mala...
UEFA Confirms Venue for Liverpool’s Champions League Clash with Leipzig
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UEFA Confirms Venue for Liverpool’s Champions League Clash with Leipzig

Liverpool and RB Leipzig will return to Budapest to play their Champions League round-of-16 second leg match, UEFA confirmed on Thursday. The first leg ended 2-0 in the Reds’ favour. Liverpool cannot play Leipzig at Anfield because the Bundesliga club players would have to undergo 10 days of isolation upon returning from the UK. “UEFA is able to officially confirm that the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Liverpool FC and RB Leipzig will now be played at the Puskas Arena in Budapest,” UEFA said in a statement. The first leg was originally scheduled to be played at the Red Bull Arena in Germany. It was shifted to Budapest after German authorities denied Liverpool entry into the country due to COVID-19 protocols .
Thousands of Fake Covid-19 Vaccines Seized in South Africa and China 
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Thousands of Fake Covid-19 Vaccines Seized in South Africa and China 

Thousands of fake COVID-19 vaccine doses have been seized in South Africa and China as Interpol warned the raids were 'only the tip of the iceberg.' The international police body said roughly 2,400 doses of fake coronavirus vaccines in 400 ampoules were seized with a 'large quantity' of face masks at a warehouse in Germiston, South Africa. Chinese police seized more than 3,000 fake vaccines after a raid on a manufacturing plant. Authorities also confirmed the arrest of 80 suspects at the scene following the raid. Interpol claimed it had received more reports of criminal vaccine distribution networks targeting nursing homes and other health bodies. Pictures from the South Africa raids showed boxes stacked up in a largely empty warehouse, and a box full of fake COVID-19 va...
China Makes Covid-19 anal Swabs Compulsory for Foreign Travelers
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China Makes Covid-19 anal Swabs Compulsory for Foreign Travelers

Authorities in China have reportedly made anal COVID-19 swabs compulsory for all foreign travelers arriving in the country. The government has claimed that such tests provide a higher degree of accuracy than other screening methods for the virus, the Times UK reported. As part of the new travel requirement, there will be testing hubs in Beijing and Shanghai airports, the outlet reported. Li Tongzeng, a respiratory disease medic, said that the anal swabs are better because virus traces stay longer in fecal samples than they do in the nose or throat, state media reported. "If we add anal swab testing, it can raise our rate of identifying infected patients," Li Tongzeng told the Washington Post in January. The move follows calls from the US and Japan to stop performing the ...
Gunmen abduct 50 Passengers in Niger state
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Gunmen abduct 50 Passengers in Niger state

Over 50 passengers have been abducted by unknown gunmen along the Tegina-Minna road in the Rafi Local Government of Niger State. The passengers who were in three vehicles, were abducted by the gunmen who blocked the road at Kundu town, a few kilometres from Zungeru town. Channels Television also reported that armed bandits kidnapped unknown numbers of villagers at Gidigori town in Rafi Local Government Area, burning five cars and carting away valuables. A senior government official who craved anonymity said nothing has been heard from the bandits to enable the authorities to know the identities of those kidnapped. This is coming less than three weeks after 40 NSTA passengers were kidnapped.
Zamfara kidnap: FG must implement plans to stop further attacks – CDD
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Zamfara kidnap: FG must implement plans to stop further attacks – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has expressed relief on the release of kidnapped 317 students of the Government Girls Secondary School Jangebe in Talata Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The CDD Director, Idayat Hassan in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Tuesday, stressed that the Federal Government must map plans to curtail further attack and child right violation. Hassan also urged the government and relevant authorities to work together and map out workable strategies that would ensure that every child is protected in his or her quest to seek development and learning. According to him, the Federal Government ought to make efforts to ensure that all abductees in captivity are released without succumbing to any form of amnesty or ransom. “CDD fi...
Update: Authorities shut down Kebbi varsity after mob allegedly killed final year student over N3500 a week to graduation
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Update: Authorities shut down Kebbi varsity after mob allegedly killed final year student over N3500 a week to graduation

Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, (KSUSTA) Aliero, has been closed down indefinitely following the murder of a 400-level biochemistry student Sharif Sale-Kanya, by a mob over a failed bank transaction. In a statement on Sunday February 28, the Registrar of the university, Musa Labbo, directed all students to leave the school premises immediately. "This is to inform all students of the university that the management has directed the closure of the school indefinitely. Therefore, all students are hereby directed to leave the university with immediate effect,” the statement said. LIB reported that the deceased, who was set to graduate this week, was beaten to death by a mob over N3500. It was gathered that Sharif bought a handset in Aliero town on Saturday and ...
No Increase in Petrol Price in March – NNPC
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No Increase in Petrol Price in March – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has dismissed reports that there will be an increment in the ex-depot price of petrol in March, 2021. A press release by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, stated that the Corporation was not contemplating any raise in the price of petrol in March in order not to jeopardize ongoing engagements with organized labour and other stakeholders on an acceptable framework that will not expose the ordinary Nigerian to any hardship. Obateru in the statement cautioned petroleum products marketers not to engage in an arbitrary price increase or hoarding of petrol in order not to create artificial scarcity and unnecessary hardship for Nigerians. The Corporation further stated that it has enough st...
LAUTECH Reacts after a Sex Tape of One of Its Lecturers’ Leaks Online
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LAUTECH Reacts after a Sex Tape of One of Its Lecturers’ Leaks Online

The Management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH, have reacted to the viral video of a man said to be a lecturer of the institution having sex with a lady alleged to be a student of the institution. LAUTECH became the number one trending topic on Twitter on Thursday February 25 after the sex tape was released. In the 44-second video, the middle-aged man was seen having his way with the young lady in a room. The lecturer was left in shock after he turned during the act to see a third party filming him. The video was later released online. Reacting to the development, the school authorities in a statement released, denied claims that the female is one of its students. ''We don’t have anything to do with the lady you mentioned. There are many of them who did n...
Piers Morgan has Panic Button Installed Next to Bed Following Death Threats
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Piers Morgan has Panic Button Installed Next to Bed Following Death Threats

Piers Morgan has been forced to install a panic button in his bedroom after he received death threats. Morgan’s wife Celia Walden made this revelation one week after her husband received threats on social media, with one Instagram user also mentioning their son. The comment in question, which Piers shared to social media himself, read: "@PiersMorgan your a marked man, calling the police, big tech or beefing up your security isn’t going to stop us getting to you, this isn’t a threat Piers it’s a promise, your getting killed. [sic]." Opening up on the frightening ordeal in her latest Telegraph column, Piers' wife, Celia recalled the police visiting her home to address the threats before they decided to install heightened security that, if activated, would see authorities alerted...
At Least 67 Dead in blood-soaked prison riots as gangs fight over power in Ecuador
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At Least 67 Dead in blood-soaked prison riots as gangs fight over power in Ecuador

At least 67 inmates have died in prison riots across Ecuador as inmates used blood and knives to attack each other. The violence was said to have broken out over a power dispute between criminal gangs, according to local media. In a tweet, Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno said gangs had carried out "simultaneous acts of violence in several prisons in the country". According to authorities, riots erupted in prisons in the cities of Guayaquil, Cuenca and Latacunga. Police General Commander Patricio Carrillo said on Twitter on Tuesday that additional security forces had been dispatched to the prisons to regain control of them following the riots. He added that the riots had involved high-security prisoners. Images and videos circulating on social media show inma...
Trump Wishes Tiger Woods a Speedy Recovery after LA Crash
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Trump Wishes Tiger Woods a Speedy Recovery after LA Crash

Former US President, Donald Trump has wished golfing legend, Tiger Woods a quick recovery after he experienced a tragic car accident on Tuesday Feb 23. Woods’ crash occurred shortly before 7:15 a.m. about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of downtown Los Angeles, on the border of the upscale communities of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, officials said. "Get well soon, Tiger. You are a true champion!" Trump said, according to former adviser Jason Miller. Woods sustained multiple leg injuries and authorities had to use the "jaws of life" to rescue him. "The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage," the Los Angeles police department tweeted. "The driver and sole occupan...
Prophet Bushiri’s Family Barred from Leaving Malawi after he Fled From South Africa
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Prophet Bushiri’s Family Barred from Leaving Malawi after he Fled From South Africa

Family members of embattled preacher, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri who few months ago fled South Africa where he is facing charges of theft, money laundering, and fraud in connection with an alleged R100 million investment scheme with his wife Mary, have been barred from leaving his home country, Malawi. Bushiri’s family were allegedly stopped from leaving Malawi for Kenya at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA). eNCA reported that Prophet Bushiri’s two daughters, Raphaella and Israella together with his mother-in-law, Magdalena Zgambo, and another family member, Esther Bushiri were turned away at Kamuzu International airport by Malawian authorities on their way to Kenya. While one of Bushiri’s lawyers maintained that one of the preacher's daughters requires urgent medical attention in...
Insecurity: I Owe no one Apology for Speaking Truth to Those in Authority – Ortom
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Insecurity: I Owe no one Apology for Speaking Truth to Those in Authority – Ortom

  The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has said he owes nobody any apology over his recent position on insecurity. Ortom said he would not be intimidated into shying away from telling Nigerians the truth on issue of insecurity. The governor spoke in his home town, Tse-Adorogo, Nzorov Council Ward of Guma Local Government Area, Local Government Area of the state Ortom reiterated his stance that on open grazing as a panacea to the crisis between farmers and herders. He said: “I have been agitating in the last five years that it is time to end open grazing in Nigeria to put an end to the herders crisis that has now snowballed into a major threat to national security. “By the grace of God we will get there and we will all be happier for it. And like I said at the ...
Singer, Omah Lay Robbed at the Airport
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Singer, Omah Lay Robbed at the Airport

Singer, Omah Lay has stated that he was robbed at the airport as his laptop, microphone and audio interface were removed from his box. The singer who had a running with Ugandan authorities last year  disclosed this on his Twitter handle this evening. He however did not state in which of the airports he was robbed. ''So they stole my laptop, microphone & audio interface from my box at the airport LMAO, y’all looking for a hit record or what?''he tweeted
Beauty Queen Faces 50 Years in Jail after Being Accused of Being Part of a Kidnapping Gang
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Beauty Queen Faces 50 Years in Jail after Being Accused of Being Part of a Kidnapping Gang

A Mexican beauty queen is facing up to 50 years in prison after being arrested on suspicion of being part of a kidnapping gang. Laura Mojica Romero, 25, is currently being detained in Huatusco, a city in the Mexican state of Veracruz. She is one of three women and five men arrested by authorities. She was identified only by her first name in a statement released by investigators in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz. Ms. Mojica was described as one of 'eight alleged members of a criminal organisation specialising in kidnap' in the statement. Prosecutors said an elite anti-kidnap unit had acted to ensure there was 'no truce for people who cause serious harm to Veracruz' following their arrest. They added: 'The capture of Luis Antonio 'N'; Raúl 'N'; María del Ro...
Chinese Lab Investigated by WHO Over Origin of covid-19, Designed Secret Cages to Breed Bats for Coronavirus Experiments
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Chinese Lab Investigated by WHO Over Origin of covid-19, Designed Secret Cages to Breed Bats for Coronavirus Experiments

A Chinese lab in Wuhan, investigated by the World Health Organization over the origins of Covid-19 reportedly designed secret cages for breeding bats for virus experiments. The Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) was found to have filed patents for "bat rearing cages" and "artificial breeding" systems in the months before covid-19 first emerged in 2019 December. The institute located just miles from Covid's ground zero has been subjected to scrutiny since the virus emerged. The World Health Organisation released a report this week exonerating the lab, saying the lab wasn't responsible for Covid-19 origins, but the US and the UK  have branded the WHO's report a "whitewash" after new revelations about the work of Chinese scientists led by Dr Shi Zhengli, months before the ...
Police Arrest Man who Carried Out Gory 14-hour Rampage in Subway Train Killing two and Injuring others
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Police Arrest Man who Carried Out Gory 14-hour Rampage in Subway Train Killing two and Injuring others

Police on Saturday, February 13, arrested a knife-wielding homeless killer suspected of killing two people and wounding two more during a 14-hour subway stabbing spree on a train moving from Manhattan to Queens in New York, US. Police authorities also recovered the knife the suspect used in the attacks, as the suspect was taken into custody with dried blood on his clothes. According to the NY Daily News, the suspect wore a winter coat, and high-top sneakers as he was taken to the 34th Precinct in upper Manhattan. The unprovoked attacks on a quartet of homeless victims by the suspect elicited a desperate search by police for him. “There is small army of detectives and investigators working all this night throughout New York City,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea (pictured belo...
China Bans BBC World News From Broadcasting
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China Bans BBC World News From Broadcasting

Authorities in China have banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country. The news follows a move by Britain's communications regulator to strip the state-run China Global Television Network (CGTN) of its broadcast license in the U.K. last week. The CGTN was also found in breach of British broadcasting regulations last year, for airing the footage of UK citizen, Peter Humphrey 'confessing to a criminal offence' after he was allegedly forced to do so. According to the state news agency Xinhua, China's National Radio and Television Administration said BBC World News "was found to have seriously violated regulations on radio and television management and on overseas satellite television channel management in its China-related reports which went against the requirements that ...
Champions League: UEFA Announce new Venue for Borussia Monchengladbach vs Man City
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Champions League: UEFA Announce new Venue for Borussia Monchengladbach vs Man City

UEFA has confirmed that the first leg of the Champions League round-of-16 tie between Borussia Monchengladbach and Manchester City, has been moved from Germany to Budapest due to COVID-19 protocols. The match will still be played on February 24. “UEFA would like to thank Borussia VfL 1900 Monchengladbach and Manchester City FC for their close cooperation and support, as well as the Hungarian Football Federation for their assistance and agreeing to host the match in question,” an official statement read. Liverpool’s Champions League tie against RB Leipzig next week has also been moved from Germany to Budapest. This comes after German authorities refused to give Liverpool an exemption from restrictions limiting travel from the UK, where an aggressive variant of COVID-19 is sp...
At Least 200 People are Missing and nine Killed after Mountain Glacier Crashed into Dam and Triggered Massive Flood in India 
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At Least 200 People are Missing and nine Killed after Mountain Glacier Crashed into Dam and Triggered Massive Flood in India 

Indian authorities have launched a search operation after a piece of mountain glacier broke off, sending a massive flood of water and debris crashing into two dams and sweeping away roads and bridges. At least 200 people are missing and nine bodies have been recovered so far, Surjeet Singh, a police official told the Associated Press, adding that a desperate operation has been launched to rescue some 17 people trapped in a tunnel. Officials said a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarkhand state's Tapovan area on Sunday morning, damaging the Rishiganga and Dhauliganga hydropower projects as well as homes in the area. Some houses were also damaged in the flooding, according to a government spokesman. 'There was a cloud of dust as the water went by. The...
Man Invites 15 Homeless People to Live in his front Yard
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Man Invites 15 Homeless People to Live in his front Yard

A homeowner, Darin Mann of Utah, US, has allowed people experiencing homelessness to set up camp and live on his front yard. He also allowed the 15 homeless people to use a bathroom in his house and volunteer at a community garden he runs at a nearby public park. Mann, a local activist opened up his impromptu tent area, in mid-January this year and named it "Village Camp" "The goal is to de-stigmatize how people view homelessness," Mann explains. "Every person deserves to be treated with dignity and helped when they need it." "We wanted to show that to solve this problem we have to address it as a community and not be afraid of it." Mann points out how his impromptu residents help pull their weight in the community, especially at the urban garden he maintains....
Staff Who allegedly Stole Boss’ Money to Open a Phone Shop is Nabbed after Two Months
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Staff Who allegedly Stole Boss’ Money to Open a Phone Shop is Nabbed after Two Months

A man accused of stealing N7 million Naira from his former employer and using it to open his own phone shop has been nabbed after two months. The employer, Kola Adesina took to Twitter to share a photo of the man, stripped to his underwear and tied hands and feet after he was caught. Kola said he's been hunting him for two months. The man, named Sunday, has now been handed over to the authorities.
COVID-19: Atletico Striker, Dembele Tests Positive
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COVID-19: Atletico Striker, Dembele Tests Positive

Atletico striker, Moussa Dembele has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus disease. His club in a statement released on Thursday said the squad underwent testing on Wednesday, from which “Moussa Dembele’s result came back positive. According to the statement, Dembele is currently isolating in his home while strictly complying to the recommendations by health officials. “Moussa Dembele had a positive result for the coronavirus infection after the squad underwent a PCR test. “The striker remains isolated at his home, strictly complying with the recommendations of the health authorities and La Liga protocol,” the statement said. Dembele joined Atletico on loan in January from Lyon until the end of the season but is yet to make an appearance for the La Liga leaders. ...
Boxer Muhammad Aslam Khan Dies at 27 after Collapsing in the ring Following Brutal Knockout by Opponent 
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Boxer Muhammad Aslam Khan Dies at 27 after Collapsing in the ring Following Brutal Knockout by Opponent 

Pakistani boxer, Muhammad Aslam Khan has died after collapsing in the ring following a brutal knockout that left him with fatal internal injuries. The 27-year-old was taking on Wali Khan Tareen during a recent charity bout when he suffered a brutal knockout in the fourth round. According to local reports, Aslam Khan was taken to a private hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, where he died as a result of internal injuries. BOL News said “He didn’t die in the ring, he suffered facial injuries and there wasn’t anyone there to look after him.” It has been claimed that there were no medical personnel present at ringside for the clash when Aslam Khan collapsed in the ring after being hit by Wali Khan Tareen. Aslam Khan's death is being investigated by the authorities as it h...

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