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Tomorrow they will tell us no policeman pepper-sprayed directly into a man’s eyes – Don Jazzy and other Nigerian celebrities react to video of taxi driver being pepper-strayed by security operatives (video)
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Tomorrow they will tell us no policeman pepper-sprayed directly into a man’s eyes – Don Jazzy and other Nigerian celebrities react to video of taxi driver being pepper-strayed by security operatives (video)

Ace music producer, Don Jazzy and other Nigerian celebrities have reacted to a video of a taxi driver being pepper-strayed by security operatives at Lekki toll gate. The taxi driver was pepper-strayed by security operatives who attempted to force him into a Black Maria at Lekki Toll Gate following the ongoing #EndSARS protest memorial. While the security operatives did not state the man's crime, the taxi driver insisted on not entering the Black Maria as he’s not a thief. He was also heard saying that none of his “family members have entered such car” while being dragged by security operatives. Don Jazzy who shared the video on his Instagram page, noted that authorities might come out tomorrow to dispute evidence of a man being pepper-sprayed directly in the eye. The video als...
Tyga’s ex-girlfriend Camaryn Swanson accuses him of domestic violence after heated argument at his home
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Tyga’s ex-girlfriend Camaryn Swanson accuses him of domestic violence after heated argument at his home

Rapper Tyga is being investigated by authorities after accusations he attacked his ex-girlfriend Camaryn Swanson on Monday morning, October 11. The 31-year-old rapper and influencer, 22, allegedly got into a heated argument after she showed up to his mansion 'screaming in the middle of the night' at 3 a.m. Swanson then claims during their argument 'Tyga put his hands on her,' a source told TMZ. Family members, who were present during the incident, believed Swanson 'appeared to be under the influence', but Tyga 'still let her inside to talk.' The fashion designer reportedly called her mom following the fight to pick her up, before calling the cops on the rapper. The outlet reported that responding officers saw 'visible marks' on her body in...
Colombian nun freed four years after being kidnapped by jihadists in Mali
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Colombian nun freed four years after being kidnapped by jihadists in Mali

A Franciscan nun from Colombia who was abducted in 2017 by fighters in Mali has been freed. Sister Gloria Cecilia Narvaez was released on Saturday October 9, after more than four years in captivity. She was taken hostage on February 7, 2017, by the Macina Liberation Front, an al-Qaeda-linked group in southern Mali near the border with Burkina Faso where she had been working as a missionary. Following her release, Narvaez met with Mali’s interim President Assimi Goita. “I first thank God, who is the light and the peace, I thank the Malian authorities, the president for all the efforts made so that I am free,” she said in a brief statement made on state television. “I am very happy, I stayed healthy for five years, thank God,” she added. “The presidency of Mali salutes th...
How I was molested on set – Nollywood actress, Adunni Ade
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How I was molested on set – Nollywood actress, Adunni Ade

Nollywood actress, Adunni Ade has revealed that she was molested on set of a movie by a sound engineer. The mother of two, during a live session on her Instagram page, disclosed that she was molested while the sound engineer tried to put a microphone on her. According to her, this is the reason she doesn’t allow male sound engineers touch her anymore on set. Adunni Ade also mentioned that she was begged not to report the case by the production team. She said: “I don’t let male sound engineers mic me anymore because I was molested by one of them on set. “I was going to report to the authorities but I was begged. “This person was still adamant that he didn’t do anything wrong. He shoved his whole arm into my back while trying to put the back microphone on me. “That was...
Man sentenced to 56 months in jail after faking his own death over Covid-19 relief scam
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Man sentenced to 56 months in jail after faking his own death over Covid-19 relief scam

A man from Massachusetts, USA who tried to scam the US government using a Covid-19 business aid scheme and faked his own death to evade authorities has been sentenced to 56 months in prison. David Staveley falsely claimed to co-own four large businesses in need of nearly $544,000 (£399,000) so he could get financial support from a federal government programme that helped out businesses affected by covid-19. Enacted between March 2020 and May 2021, the US Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) allowed small businesses hit hard by the pandemic to apply for low-interest private loans to cover payroll and other costs. After being charged by authorities last year, Staveley staged a suicide and fled using false identities and stolen licence plates. Prosecutors condemned his actions in t...
Amir Khan feels his removal from American Airlines flight was ‘racially motivated’
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Amir Khan feels his removal from American Airlines flight was ‘racially motivated’

British boxer,  Amir Khan believes his removal from an American Airlines flight in the United States was racially motivated. Khan, who was born and raised in Bolton by his Pakistani parents, was escorted alongside a a colleague off a plane by authorities while attempting to fly to a training camp in Colorado from New York on 18 September. The airline said Khan and his colleague ‘reportedly refused to comply with repeated crew member requests’, alleging they failed to store luggage, comply with federal rules on face masks and put their phones on airplane mode. Khan has strongly denied those claims and insisted he and his colleague were ‘picked on’ because they were ‘two Asian boys’ in an incident that took place a week after the 20th anniversary of t...
1 dead, multiple people injured in mass shooting at supermarket in Memphis
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1 dead, multiple people injured in mass shooting at supermarket in Memphis

A gunman opened fire inside a Kroger grocery store in a Memphis, Tennessee suburb, killing one person and injuring 13 others before he shot and killed himself.   The shooting was reported around 1.30 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, at the supermarket located 30 miles east of Memphis, Tennessee.     Authorities arrived minutes later at 1.34 and began helping victims.     Two medical helicopters were flown into the area to evacuate victims. Those who were injured were taken to area hospitals and their conditions range from minor to extremely serious, authorities said.     Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane said in a press conference: "It breaks my heart to have to stand before you today.   ...
Obadiah Mailafia’s death fishy, should be investigated – Omokri
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Obadiah Mailafia’s death fishy, should be investigated – Omokri

Nigerian socio-political activist, Reno Omokri has reacted to the death of Mailafia Obadiah, ex-Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. Omokri urged relevant authorities to independently investigate Mailafia’s death. In a tweet, the former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, said Mailafia’s death was “fishy.” “Mailafia’s passing is fishy and should be independently investigated,” he tweeted. The former presidential candidate died at the National Hospital in Abuja. Mailafia, who is an indigene of Southern Kaduna, recently accused some government officials of being responsible for terrorism in Nigeria.
10 dogs owned by school proprietor mauls 2-year-old pupil to death
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10 dogs owned by school proprietor mauls 2-year-old pupil to death

10 dogs belonging to the proprietor of Global Growth Academy, Amokpo, Umuanunwa, Nteje in the Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, have devoured a 2-year-old pupil. The proprietor of the school, Chinedu Okaa, is said to be a UK returnee. Despite knowing that rearing of dogs is prohibited in the community, Okaa went ahead to keep dogs following his return to the country. He was said to be rearing the dogs in the same compound where his school is situated. On Monday, September 13, a 2-year-old boy was brought by his parents who wanted to enroll him in the school. While the parents were sorting out the child's registration, the child wandered off and the dogs attacked him and dragged him to their cage, where they mauled him to ...
Appeal Court halts Rivers, Lagos from collecting VAT
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Appeal Court halts Rivers, Lagos from collecting VAT

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has halted the Rivers State government from collecting Value Added Taxes VAT until all legal disputes relating to the matter are resolved. The court ordered that the judgment of the state high court from which the state drew authorities to collect the tax be implemented. Justice Haruna Simon Tsanami who issued the order in Abuja on Friday also directed that the law passed by Rivers State House of Assembly and assented to by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike must not be implemented. The appellate court held that since parties have submitted themselves to the authorities of the court for adjudication of the matter, they must not do anything that will destroy the subject matter of the appeal. In specific terms, Justice Tsanami granted status quo ante in favo...
Argentina vs Bolivia: Messi Scores Hat-trick, Breaks Pele record
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Argentina vs Bolivia: Messi Scores Hat-trick, Breaks Pele record

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to overtake Pele as the top international goalscorer in South American football history on Thursday as Argentina cruised to a 3-0 victory over Bolivia in their 2022 World Cup qualifier. Messi pounced for his 77th, 78th and 79th international goals to keep Argentina firmly on course for a place at next year’s finals in Qatar against a Bolivia team languishing near the foot of the table. The 34-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward, making his 153rd appearance for Argentina, drew level with Pele’s longstanding mark of 77 goals in the 14th minute, nutmegging a defender and then curling a sublime shot past Bolivia goalkeeper Carlos Lampe. The Argentina captain then moved one clear of Pele in the 64th minute with his second of the night, surging into th...
Liverpool star Naby Keita flown out of Guinea after military coup
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Liverpool star Naby Keita flown out of Guinea after military coup

Liverpool midfielder, Naby Keita has flown out of Guinea and is set to return to the UK amid a military coup back in his country. This comes a day after Liverpool said they were in touch with authorities to ensure Keita's safe return. Guinea were supposed to host Morocco in a World Cup qualifier on Monday September 6, where Keita was expected to be involved, but a Coup d'Etat by Guinea's armed forces led to the postponement of the game and closure of the nation’s borders. A statement from Liverpool on Monday read: “We are in constant contact with Naby (Keita) and have had regular communication via his national team management. “We are satisfied that he is safe and well cared for. Obviously the situation is fluid and we will maintain regular dialogue with the relevant authoritie...
‘The Wire’ Actor, Michael K. Williams dies of Suspected Heroin Overdose at 54
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‘The Wire’ Actor, Michael K. Williams dies of Suspected Heroin Overdose at 54

American actor, Michael K. Williams, best known for his role as Baltimore stick-up man Omar Little on HBO’s The Wire, has sadly died at the age of 54. The actor was found dead of a suspected heroin overdose in his Brooklyn penthouse Monday afternoon, September 6, law-enforcement sources told The Post. He was discovered unconscious in the dining room of his luxury Williamsburg pad with what appeared to be heroin on the kitchen table, sources said. The acclaimed actor’s nephew found him a little before 2 p.m., and someone called cops to the address at 440 Kent Ave., saying there was a man there who was “unresponsive” and “feels cold,” sources said. Williams was pronounced dead by authorities at 2:12 p.m., and it appeared the TV star had fa...
FIFA release statement following Brazil vs Argentina World Cup qualifier suspension
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FIFA release statement following Brazil vs Argentina World Cup qualifier suspension

World football's main governing body have broken their silence on the weekend's bizarre events at Corinthians Arena FIFA have released an official statement following the suspension of the World Cup qualifying fixture between Brazil and Argentina on Sunday. The contest at Corinthians Arena was called to an abrupt halt minutes after kick-off when health authorities attempted to reprimand three Argentina players for breaching Covid-19 rules. The visitors eventually walked off the pitch and roughly an hour after the game was stopped South American football's governing body CONMEBOL confirmed its suspension, and now FIFA have pledged to look into the incident in greater detail.
The Killers Of Sowore’s Brother Must Face Justice – Shehu Sani Condemns Shocking Murder
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The Killers Of Sowore’s Brother Must Face Justice – Shehu Sani Condemns Shocking Murder

Shehu Sani, a former Senator from the Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has joined several other prominent Nigerians to condemn the killing of Olajide Felix Sowore, the younger brother to human rights’ activist, Omoyele Sowore, by gunmen. Felix was murdered by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen in the early hours of Saturday. In a post via his Twitter page, Sani described the incident as tragic while calling on relevant authorities to ensure justice is done in the matter. He also commiserated with family of the deceased, adding that it was unfortunate that lives are no sacred in present day Nigeria. He said, "The assassination of Mr Olajide Sowore,the younger brother of @YeleSowore in Edo state is tragic & condemnable.The perpetrators of this heinous act must face justic...
Boko Haram kills 16 soldiers in Niger Republic
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Boko Haram kills 16 soldiers in Niger Republic

A military post in southern region of Niger Republic have been attacked by hundreds of Boko Haram fighters, who killed 16 soldiers and left nine injured. The country's defence ministry in a statement on Wednesday August 25, said 50 attackers from the group were killed in the resulting combat in the West African country’s Diffa region and significant quantities of weapons were recovered. The military outpost was set up near the village of Baroua after residents who had fled violence in the area were repatriated to their village last July after five years. Boko Haram and its breakaway faction known as the Islamic State in West Africa Province have launched scores of attacks in Niger since the extremists started their insurgency in neighboring Nigeria in 2009. More than 6,000 ...
Nigeria’s Ambassador To Indonesia Ordered to Return Home Over Assault On Diplomat
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Nigeria’s Ambassador To Indonesia Ordered to Return Home Over Assault On Diplomat

The federal government has ordered the country's ambassador to Indonesia to return home following the assault on a Nigerian diplomat by Indonesian authorities. This was disclosed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Tuesday at a news conference in Abuja. This comes after the ministry got further and comprehensive briefing from the Nigerian ambassador on Monday evening. Even though an apology had been tendered from the Indonesian ambassador in Nigeria, the federal government is stepping up its reaction to the assault against the diplomat, identified as Ibrahim. Onyeama said the ambassador is being recalled for further consultations at the highest level. He said this would include a review of Nigeria’s relations with Indonesia. He said Nigeria had demand...
Barcelona drag PSG to Court, blocking Messi’s transfer
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Barcelona drag PSG to Court, blocking Messi’s transfer

Barcelona have submitted a complaint to the European Commission, in a bid to stop Paris Saint-Germain from signing Lionel Messi, Marca reports. Their lawyer, Dr. Juan Branco, has filed a case before the Court of Appeal of Paris on behalf of the Catalan club’s membership. Messi has been a free agent since July 1 and PSG will not need to pay a transfer fee to Barcelona. The 34-year-old was prepared to sign a new deal on half of his wages, but the LaLiga giants were unable to renew his contract because of LaLiga’s financial rules. PSG are widely expected to seal a deal for Messi this week on a two-year contract. Branco is, however, using the argument that PSG’s position in terms of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) model is worse than that of Barcelona, and there...
Family jailed for 18 years after selling sick and dying puppies kept in nail filled, urine infested cages to people
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Family jailed for 18 years after selling sick and dying puppies kept in nail filled, urine infested cages to people

A family 'gang' has been jailed for a combined 18 years for selling puppies they treated so badly by starving and keeping in unhealthy cages that some died before they reached their new homes. The Cawley family from Ireland ran a puppy farming ring that tricked people into buying pets that they treated so badly, only for the new owners to face alarming veterinary bills and death of the puppies. Police found that the family had been keeping many of their puppies in dark, cold pens which smelt of urine a sign they had not been cleaned for a long time. One of the dog pens had nails sticking out and sharp metal mesh wires hanging down, authorities found. Animal protection and rights agency,, RSPCA believe the d...
Football must consider stopping headers – Top scientist says after new research links dementia to repetitive heading
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Football must consider stopping headers – Top scientist says after new research links dementia to repetitive heading

A leading scientist, researching into the possible link between dementia and football has urged the sport authorities to consider abandoning headers after a new study highlighted the risk of players developing neurodegenerative diseases due to repeated heading. Dr Willie Stewart of the University of Glasgow says football should now come with a warning regarding the dangers of heading in the sport over the course of a player's career. Previous studies had shown that footballers are more at risk of dying with dementia or other neurodegenerative diseases than the general population and Stewart says a new study published in the journal JAMA Neurology provides the "missing link" between the disease and the sport. According to the study, out of the 7676 former football players in th...
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...

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