Friday, January 28

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FG warns Nigerians as COVID19 cases increase by 630% in 10 days
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FG warns Nigerians as COVID19 cases increase by 630% in 10 days

The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians to take their health seriously as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen astronomically by 630%. The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunmimbe Mamora, made the appeal in an interview with Punch. He said there is need for Nigerians to take responsibility to tackle coronavirus as COVID-19 cases continues to increase with the country recording  5,398 infections between December 6 and 15. When asked on what the Federal Government would do in view of the increase in cases,  Mamora  stated that the government would continue to strengthen existing measures. “It’s essentially to strengthen the existing measures through advocacy, awareness creation, education and emphasis on the need for people to take responsibility for their...
Kanye West and Drake squash their beef after they meet up in Toronto
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Kanye West and Drake squash their beef after they meet up in Toronto

Kanye West and Drake may have ended their long-running beef. The American and Canadian rappers appeared to squash their beef on Tuesday night when they showed up for laughs at a Dave Chappelle comedy show in Toronto. The two hip-hop artists, who have thrown lyrical shots at each other in the past, were seen posing for the camera together on Drake’s “Champaign Papi” Instagram account. Kanye also posted a photo of himself, Drake, and music promoter J. Prince on Instagram with a “dove” emoji to emphasize the peace made between them. Prince apparently organized the reunion and announced a concert next month. “What a beautiful night I had last night in Canada,” he wrote on Twitter. “Let’s make history December 9th. Free Larry Hoover C...
Hazard named toughest, best player
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Hazard named toughest, best player

Former Chelsea winger, Eden Hazard has been named the best and toughest opponent by Liverpool right-back, Trent Alexander-Arnold. Belgium International, Hazard won two Premier League titles, two Europa Leagues, one FA Cup and one Carabao Cup during his 7 seasons at Stamford Bridge. He scored 110 goals and registered 81 assists across all competitions for the Blues. However, life hasn’t been the same since he left west London for Real Madrid in 2019. While at Chelsea, the Belgium captain was extremely difficult to mark with his speed and skill and Alexander-Arnold, who has faced a host of elite players in England’s top flight, named Hazard as the toughest. “Eden Hazard, yeah,” Alexander-Arnold told Amazon Prime. “The best by probably a little bit of a distance. “Maybe...
UNN student “expelled” for twerking in bodysuit that exposed her bum speaks out
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UNN student “expelled” for twerking in bodysuit that exposed her bum speaks out

The UNN student who made news headlines after it was reported that she will be expelled for dancing in a revealing bodysuit has spoken out. A video of Mirabel Obi dancing in a bodysuit that exposed her bum went viral. Later, a video emerged, showing the Dean of Student affairs threatening that Mirabel will be expelled. Mirabel Obi, a medical student, has now spoken out to clear the air and air her grievances with how the matter was handled. Sharing the twerking video on Instagram, Mirabel wrote: "It is no news that a female UNN student was expelled from UNN after supposedly stripping to win 10k in a dance competition. "Well, I am that student. Normally I would let this slide because I am not clout chasing and I owe no one an explanation, but, am tired of seeing different fake...
‘Friends’ star, James Michael Tyler is dead
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‘Friends’ star, James Michael Tyler is dead

James Michael Tyler, the actor famous for playing Central Perk employee Gunther on “Friends,” has died of prostate cancer. Tyler’s manager Toni Benson said he died “peacefully in his home” on Sunday October 24, at the age of 59. Tyler’s family said in a statement; “The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh “Friend”), from the hit series ‘Friends,’ but Michael’s loved ones knew him as an actor, musician, cancer-awareness advocate, and loving husband. “Michael loved live music, cheering on his Clemson Tigers, and would often find himself in fun and unplanned adventures. If you met him once you made a friend for life.” Tyler who played Gunther for 10 seasons on the sitcom, announced his cancer battle in June after he was unable to attend the...
”Religion has been weaponized”- Gov El-Rufai decries level of religious crisis in Kaduna state
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”Religion has been weaponized”- Gov El-Rufai decries level of religious crisis in Kaduna state

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has decried the high level of religious crisis recorded in the state. The North-Central state has witnessed an unprecedented number of religious clashes over the years, mainly between the Muslim and Christian communities. Speaking while inaugurating the Council To Regulate Religious Preaching in the state, El-Rufai said it is sad that religion has been weaponized so much that something that should bring God's creatures together now tears them apart. ''Most of the residents of Kaduna State are very religious, like other Nigerians. But Kaduna State is unfortunately one of the states in the country with a sad history of religious clashes. The personal exercise of faith and the better conduct and character that spirituality promotes helps society to progress. But ...
Nuns used crucifixes to rape girls during decades of abuse in Catholic church, new report reveals
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Nuns used crucifixes to rape girls during decades of abuse in Catholic church, new report reveals

Nuns used crucifixes to rape girls during decades of abuse by French clergy members that saw attacks on 330,000 children covered up "by a veil of silence". Victims of abuse within France's Catholic Church welcomed a new report which estimated that hundreds of thousands of kids were sexually abused over the past 70 years. The 2,500-page landmark report was released Tuesday, October 5, after more than two years of investigations by an independent commission. A victim named "Marie" testified that she was abused as an 11-year-old and that when she complained about the abuse to her parents they refused to believe a nun could do such a thing. The abuse continued for another year. Marie said: "I was truly [a gift] for this nun... because she knew full well that she did not ris...
I’m living with Fibromyalgia – Bauchi Governor’s daughter, Zara Bala, Reveals
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I’m living with Fibromyalgia – Bauchi Governor’s daughter, Zara Bala, Reveals

The daughter of Bauchi State Governor, Fatima Zara Bala, has revealed that she is living with Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term chronic condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompained by fatigue, sleep, and cognitive difficulties. Zara, who is preparing for her wedding ceremony, made the revelation during a question and answer session with her followers on Instagram, adding that she is trying to create awareness on the condition. "Yes, I am. For the past 3 years. Yeah. I 'm trying to create awareness. People need to understand what it is and how it affects your day to day...a lot of people actually dm me that they are living with Fibromyalgia but in silence because they feel others won't understand or the...
5G is not harmful to our health – Isa Pantami tells Nigerians
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5G is not harmful to our health – Isa Pantami tells Nigerians

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has asked Nigerians to ignore the concerns being expressed by some persons about the fifth-generation (5G) network, stating that the 5G networks are not in any way harmful. Pantami stated this after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja on Wednesday September 8, where he also said the National Policy on fifth-generation (5G) network in Nigeria was approved. According to him, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have confirmed the network is not harmful to people’s health.   “Both of them confirm that there are no any adverse health effects of 5G and it has not been proven to be any harmful to our health. Most importantly, even its freque...
Rio Ferdinand names first team star Man United must replace immediately
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Rio Ferdinand names first team star Man United must replace immediately

Rio Ferdinand has said that Brazilian midfielder, Fred lacks skills in positional control and decision-making to be in Manchester United’s squad. He wants the club to sign an upgrade to play at the base of midfield. Fred has been in Manchester United first team since manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge of the team. The South African has made 124 appearances for Solskjaer’s side but has never really won over fans and pundits since arriving in the Premier League. But the former Manchester United defender feels the Brazil international lacks positional awareness. “Fred, his attributes physically to be able to cover the ground and make tackles are really good,” Ferdinand said on Vibe with FIVE. “In that role, for me, you need someone who can orchestrate. Not only with ...
Nasarawa records 800 cholera cases
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Nasarawa records 800 cholera cases

Nasarawa State has recorded at least 800 cholera cases across 13 local government areas. Dr Ibrahim Alhassan-Adamu, Director of Public Healthcare in the state’s Ministry of Health said the majority of the cases have been treated and discharged from health facilities Adamu told Daily Trust that the state government is yet to curb the spread of the disease due to practice of open defecation which was still rampant among the people, especially those in riverine areas. He said they've procured drugs for the treatment of the disease and have also embarked on an awareness campaign to enlighten the people on the danger of open defecation and drinking unclean water.
2023 election: INEC introduces Voter Enrollment Device
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2023 election: INEC introduces Voter Enrollment Device

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has introduced its Voter Enrollment Device ahead of the 2023 general election. The Voter Enrollment Device which was designed by INEC engineers and produced overseas, enables eligible Nigerians to register as voters online before completing the exercise physically at designated centres nationwide. INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu who noted that this will be the first time voter registration is handled partially online, said the commission is expecting a total of 20 million new registrations before the end of the CRV exercise. Yakubu said; “The expansion of voters’ access to polling units prepares the ground for the discharge of another important responsibility of the Commission. The registration of eligible Nigerians ...
Swedish-British Presenter and Model Ulrika Jonsson, 53, Bares all as She Strips for Good cause
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Swedish-British Presenter and Model Ulrika Jonsson, 53, Bares all as She Strips for Good cause

Swedish-British presenter and model Ulrika Jonsson, 53, stripped completely naked to support a men's mental health campaign. The Swedish beauty was photographed wearing just a pair a wellies while tending to her garden. She strategically protected her modesty with her arm while holding her wheelbarrow. The mother-of-four shared the photo to Instagram and went on to nominate her celebrity friends to go naked to raise awareness for bereavement charity StrongMen.
Three Crossdressers Beaten and Forced to Strip by Men in Benin Republic
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Three Crossdressers Beaten and Forced to Strip by Men in Benin Republic

Three crossdressers who are suspected to be homosexuals, are lucky to be alive after they were attacked by some men. The men attacked the crossdresser with bottles then humiliated them by forcing them to strip naked. The incident occurred on Saturday, May 1, at Sunset Bar in Cotonou, Benin. The violence was captured on cell phone video and uploaded to social media. It caught the attention of an NGO and LGBT+ advocacy group Hirondelle Club Benin and they shared it on Twitter to spread awareness about violence against transgenders. The video caption reads: "We have just denounced an umpteenth aggression against people LGBTQi in Benin a few days before the celebration of May 17. We condemn these acts with the last rigor. We will come back for more details." In the video,...
Jose Mourinho Recommends new Player for Roma
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Jose Mourinho Recommends new Player for Roma

  New Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has given the club the name of the player to sign this summer transfer window. Recall that Mourinho agreed to a three-year contract with Roma on Tuesday. The 58-year-old Portuguese will remain at Roma until the 2024 season. Football Italia said Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic is one of the key names that Mourinho has given the Roma board as he starts to draw up transfer plans ahead of next season. Matic has played twice under Mourinho at Chelsea and Manchester United in the past. The Serbian international is trusted by Mourinho and is said to be more suited to Italian Serie A, where his tactical awareness and composure on the ball will be more appreciated. His current contract at Man United expires in 2023. Speaking on a...
Mortein, Ogun State Govt Join Forces to ‘Fight To End Malaria
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Mortein, Ogun State Govt Join Forces to ‘Fight To End Malaria

In continuation of its fight against Malaria and as part of activities marking this year’s World Malaria Day, Reckitt Nigeria, makers of Mortein insecticide Brand, has introduced it’s “Mortein Fight to End Malaria” campaign, and joined forces with the Ogun State Government to support in the education and awareness of malaria prevention in Nigeria. As part of the partnership with Ogun State, the drive to eliminate malaria is designed to be achieved through several platforms: On-ground market and Community engagement activities, Digital Education and Radio engagement. Going forward, the partnership also expects to evolve to include various other initiatives including sustained efforts through malaria programmes in schools. The campaign which saw the brand and the ministry evacuate ...
UCL: How Chelsea will Approach Real Madrid Clash – Thomas Tuchel
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UCL: How Chelsea will Approach Real Madrid Clash – Thomas Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said that his team will approach their UEFA Champions League, UCL, semi-final first-leg tie against Real Madrid on Tuesday night in Spain with full confidence. Tuchel explained that Chelsea players would go on the offensive against Real Madrid, adding that they will be adventurous against the Zinedine Zidane’s side at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano stadium. Tuchel’s men had eliminated FC Porto from the Champions League last-8 earlier this month, while Real Madrid knocked Liverpool out of the competition. Chelsea head to the match following a 1-0 victory against West Ham in the Premier League over the weekend. “If you arrive in a semi-final, you arrive at pretty much the highest level in European football and to play Real Madrid ...
EPL: Thomas Tuchel Sets next big target, Warns Chelsea Players after 1-0 Win Over Man City
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EPL: Thomas Tuchel Sets next big target, Warns Chelsea Players after 1-0 Win Over Man City

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has told his players that their next big target is to win the next Premier League match. He warned his stars against looking too far ahead and insists their ‘next big target’ is simply to win the next match. Chelsea overcame the high-flying Manchester City side 1-0 in their FA Cup semi-final encounter on Saturday evening, ending Pep Guardiola’s hopes of winning the quadruple this season. Chelsea have put themselves in positions to win two trophies – in the FA Cup and Champions League this season with a top-four finish also within their reach. Speaking to the press after their success against City, Tuchel warned his players saying, “Don’t start thinking too way ahead, don’t put your stakes too high, don’t look at the goals which are in t...
Mikel Arteta Reveals how UEFA, Match Officials, Felt About Lacazette’s Gesture Before Slavia Game
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Mikel Arteta Reveals how UEFA, Match Officials, Felt About Lacazette’s Gesture Before Slavia Game

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has revealed how he, the club, UEFA and the match officials felt about Alexandre Lacazette’s powerful gesture ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League tie against Slavia Prague on Thursday. The Frenchman, who captained the Gunners for the night, took the knee directly in front of the Slavia players and stared them down. All the other Arsenal players joined him, kneeling in unison, in a gesture to raise awareness in combating racism. And while the Arsenal team passed the message, the Slavia Prague team stood with their arms around each other’s shoulders. UEFA had earlier in the week handed Slavia Prague player, Ondrej Kudela, a 10-match ban for ‘racist behaviour’ towards Rangers’ Glen Kamara. And the football body’s decision of just a 10-ma...
Enjoy the Jerusalema dance challenge by the staff of SWIFT Networks Ltd
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Enjoy the Jerusalema dance challenge by the staff of SWIFT Networks Ltd

The staff of SWIFT Networks Ltd, a leading residential and business broadband service provider, took up the trending Jerusaema dance challenge as part of the company's long standing tradition of community service to create awareness on Covid-19 and accelerate its eradication. SWIFT strongly believes that practicing the recommended compliant measures and getting vaccinated as soon as possible, we all can together put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic to restore growth to our economy and lifestyle. Here is the Instagram, Facebook and Twitter links of the video. https://www.instagram.com/p/CND7SDfg_9q/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/i/status/1377044519942815748 Facebook: https://fb.watch/4KJAIiAjCy/  
Canadian rapper, Tory Lanez speaks on #EndSARS campaign, pleads with his celebrity friends to help bring awareness
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Canadian rapper, Tory Lanez speaks on #EndSARS campaign, pleads with his celebrity friends to help bring awareness

Canadian rapper, Tory Lanez has lent his voice to the #EndSARS campaign against police brutality and extrajudicial killings in Nigeria. Speaking during an Instagram live with his fans last night, the rapper spoke about the ongoing unrest in Nigeria and pleaded with his celebrity friends to also help bring awareness. Watch the video below. https://www.instagram.com/p/CGmEujPjxCM/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Rapists to get Life Imprisonment in Akwa Ibom
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Rapists to get Life Imprisonment in Akwa Ibom

Governor Emmaneul Udom has signed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law , VAPPL, 2020, which empowers judges to hand down life imprisonment to anyone convicted of rape in Akwa Ibom state. The state's commissioner for agriculture and women affairs, Glory Edet who spoke after the Governor assented the bill, said it is aimed at discouraging the spate of violence in the society. Edet said;   “I think this is one of the best things that has happened to protect the female gender and as the commissioner overseeing women matters , I believe the women of Akwa Ibom, the children and even our men are happy because this law will really teach defaulters a lesson. “This law allows for the implementation of a lot of things we were praying for and prescribes stiffer punishment...
I Lost my Virginity to a Rapist – Actress Foluke Daramola Salako
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I Lost my Virginity to a Rapist – Actress Foluke Daramola Salako

Nollywood actress Foluke Daramola-Salako revealed that she lost her virginity to a rapist during an interview, she called on filmmakers to produce movies that preach against rape to save the country from rising cases. Foluke Daramola-Salako during a chat with Funmi Iyanda on Public Eye Live on the topic: ”Combating Nigeria’s viruses and violence pandemic,” the actress noted that celebrities create more awareness on the scourge. “The role of Nollywood is for us to create more awareness programs, have more movies that are preaching the negativity of rape and abuse, the reason it can happen to anybody, and the reason under no circumstances should any rapist be made to look like a good person,” she said. Daramola who is also the founder of the “Action Against Rape in Africa” initiativ...
The Flash’ Actor Logan Williams Died of Fentanyl Overdose at the Age of 16, His Mother Reveals
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The Flash’ Actor Logan Williams Died of Fentanyl Overdose at the Age of 16, His Mother Reveals

Logan Williams, a young Canadian actor who played Barry Allen on CW’s “The Flash,” died on April 2 at the age of 16, and his mother has revealed that his death was caused by a fentanyl overdose. Logan's mom,  Marlyse Williams disclosed this during an interview with the New York Post, where she explained that the young actor endured a three-year battle with drug addiction. "His death is not going to be in vain," Marlyse said of her son, who would have turned 17 just days after his passing. "He’s going to help a lot of people down the road." Marlyse recalled discovering Williams using marijuana when he was 13, the same time the actor was schooling and acting on the Hallmark series When Calls the Heart, the ABC sci-fi series The Whispers and the longtime CW series Supernatural.  ...
NCDC Replaces Funke Akindele With Toyin Abraham After Dumping Her For Violating Lockdown Order (Watch Video)
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NCDC Replaces Funke Akindele With Toyin Abraham After Dumping Her For Violating Lockdown Order (Watch Video)

The NCDC has replaced Funke Akindele with Toyin Abraham shortly after her recent disobedience of the government’s social distancing order in Lagos. Funke Akindele was prosecuted after she held a house party to mark the celebration of her husband’s birthday, the video from the house party they held surfaced on social media as proof. The likes of Naira Marley, Eniola Badmus and many more were spotted at the party despite the lockdown order by the government and the need for social distancing. Because of this, she was alienated by Dettol Nigeria and the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control after flouting the social distancing order imposed on the residents of Lagos in view of the Coronavirus outbreak ravaging the state. Now she has been replaced by her colleague in the movie indus...
Coronavirus: President Buhari Approves Use of Stadia, NYSC Orientation Camps as Isolation Centers
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Coronavirus: President Buhari Approves Use of Stadia, NYSC Orientation Camps as Isolation Centers

The federal government has approved the use of four stadia as well as all NYSC orientation camps in the country, as isolation centres in the fight against coronavirus pandemic. Minister of Youth and Sport, Sunday Dare made this known via his Twitter handle this afternoon. He wrote; “Mr. President has approved for the Ministry of Youth and Sports to open and make available the stadiums in Surulere Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja and Kaduna as well as our NYSC camps nationwide for use as isolation centers as they are needed. We are in touch with relevant authorities.” We are in this together. And together we shall overcome. I call on the Youth of Nigeria to be at the vanguard of dissemination of timely and accurate information via social media to Nigerians in their communities. We must rat...
Coronavirus: Abia Bans Burials and Weddings of Over 30 Guests
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Coronavirus: Abia Bans Burials and Weddings of Over 30 Guests

The Abia State Government on Wednesday March 25, placed a ban on burials and weddings, other ceremonies involving more than 30 persons, as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus. In a statement released by the state's Commissioner for Information Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, it was further gathered that all religious gatherings with more than 50 people have been banned in the state for the next one month. While night club activities was banned in the state, hotels and hospitality establishments were directed to screen guests/staff and provide hand sanitisers before they are lodged or allowed access to the facility. Suspicious guests are to be reported immediately with full personal details and contact information to the appropriate authority. MDAs, parastatals and...
Lampard Singles Two Chelsea Players out for Praise after 2-1 Win Over Tottenham
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Lampard Singles Two Chelsea Players out for Praise after 2-1 Win Over Tottenham

Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard, has praised Mason Mount and Ross Barkley, following their 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Mount has gone 15 games without a goal and was dropped for the 2-0 defeat to Manchester United on Monday. However, Lampard started the 21-year-old against Spurs. Olivier Giroud, Barkley and Marcos Alonso were all brought back in and all three players were involved in the goal, which eventually proved decisive. “It was a great goal for different reasons. “Mason’s run (was important). Mason’s performance, I hope that gets digested properly afterwards. “A lot of people talk about Mason and his goals but his work rate and his sharpness in his game today was unbelievable. “Ross, I shouldn’t leave him out because he was similar today. He h...
Ariston Thermo Visited Little Saints Orphanage at Ogudu Lagos, During the Christmas Holiday to Show Support and Care
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Ariston Thermo Visited Little Saints Orphanage at Ogudu Lagos, During the Christmas Holiday to Show Support and Care

A team from Ariston thermo, a global leader in the thermal comfort industry with its Origin from Italy, recently visited Little Saints Orphanage at Ogudu GRA, Lagos State during the Christmas holiday to show support and care. It was a memorable and engaging timeout for both the kids and the representatives from Ariston thermo as the kids freely interacted with the representatives of Ariston Thermo by taking pictures, sharing their aspirations in life and their schedules in the orphanage. The Ariston team got to learn about the history of the foundation whilst the kids and their caregivers also better understood the numerous advantages of hot water for domestic and commercial usage. During the visit, Gaurav Bisaria, the Country manager, and Solomon Umoh, the Marketing Manager were ...
Emir of Kano, Sanusi Reveals What Nigerians Must Urgently do Over Spread of Lassa fever
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Emir of Kano, Sanusi Reveals What Nigerians Must Urgently do Over Spread of Lassa fever

Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, on Tuesday called on residents of the state to intensify prayers and maintain proper personal hygiene to avoid contracting Lassa fever. The Emir, in a state-wide broadcast on Monday evening at his palace in Kano, expressed concern over the contagious nature of the disease, charging residents to “ensure proper personal and environmental hygiene,” NAN reports. He further urged residents to clean their environment and take only clean food and drinks to stay protected from the disease. The Emir ordered the residents to notify health professionals of any symptoms noticed in their community for prompt response and cautioned them against self medication or using of herbs. Furthermore, the Emir prayed for the recovery of the infected persons, and the...
Four Die of Lassa Fever in Taraba
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Four Die of Lassa Fever in Taraba

Taraba State government has confirmed the death of 4 persons in the recent Lassa fever outbreak. The state's commissioner of health, Dr Innocent Vakkai who confirmed this on Monday January 27 said the late residents of the state were among the 5 people who tested positive after 15 persons were subjected to a medical test for the disease. Vakkai disclosed that the surveillance system for more case detection and proper treatment has been activated by state government after most of the suspected cases were found to have come from six local government areas in the state; Bali, Gashaka, Gassol, Ardo-Kola, Jalingo and Ibi. The Commissioner said they've launched a campaign to create awarenness and enlighten residents of the state on symptoms of the disease. He also revealed that the diff...
Church Building Goes Up In Flames During Sunday Service In Delta
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Church Building Goes Up In Flames During Sunday Service In Delta

According to Daily Trust, the building which houses a new generation Church in Asaba, Delta state, Charismatic Renewal Ministries Inc. (CRM), aka Transformation Faith Centre, yesterday went up in flames during church service, destroying a section of the church complex. The church, located at No. 35, Biosa Amantu Street, off Jesus Saves road, Oshimili South local government area of the state. Daliy Trust reports on Monday that the strange fire broke out in one of the rooms in the Church complex where a phone was plugged and kept on top of a mattress. According to witness, the situation would have been grave but for the swift intervention of the state’s fire service. It was learnt that the inferno engulfed the administrative section of the church destroying some documents as ...
Kylie Jenner branded a ‘hypocrite’ for wearing fur slippers after raising awareness for the plight of animal deaths due to the Australia wildfires
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Kylie Jenner branded a ‘hypocrite’ for wearing fur slippers after raising awareness for the plight of animal deaths due to the Australia wildfires

Kylie Jenner has been branded a "disconnected Instagram hypocrite" after sharing a photo of herself wearing fur slippers shortly after sharing a post to raise awareness about the Australian wildfires and the animals killed in the fire.   The raging fires in Australia have claimed the lives of many animals across the country. Also, at least 23 people have died in the fire, 1500 homes have been destroyed and more residents are missing as reports suggest the fires show little sign of abating.   To raise awareness and sympathize with the people of Australia, Kylie re-posted a message on social media about the plight of animal deaths due to the fires.   Kylie's Instagram stories show an image of a koala being rescued by a fireman with the comment ...
Jason Momoa Shaves Off his Famous Beard Which he had on for 7 Years
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Jason Momoa Shaves Off his Famous Beard Which he had on for 7 Years

Fans distraught as Jason Momoa shaves off his famous beard which he had on for 7 years. "Aquaman" has shaved off his famous beards and fans are inconsolable. The 39-year-old actor shaved off his long beard for a good cause but this didn't make it easier for fans who have gone on social media to lament. The actor shared a video of himself shaving in the middle of a plastic-filled desert to promote recycling. The Game of Thrones actor can be seen in the video as he takes out a razor in the middle of nowhere, before telling his friend that the "last time I shaved was in 2012". As he begins shaving, he tells viewers the reason is to "make a positive change for the health of our planet".   "Most importantly, I just wanna do this to bring awareness. Plastics ar...
Bono Meets With Vice President Osinbajo, Senate President Saraki
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Bono Meets With Vice President Osinbajo, Senate President Saraki

A senior delegation from the ONE Campaign met with His Excellency Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Honourable Minister for Health on April 8th. They also met with key legislators including the Senate President, His Excellency Senator Bukola Saraki, Sen. Dino Melaye and Sen. Abiodun Olujimi on April 9th. ONE’s Delegation included Co-Founder Bono, Board Chairman Tom Freston, CEO Gayle Smith and Nigeria Country Director Serah Makka-Ugbabe. Discussions focused on building effective partnerships for the delivery of healthcare to Nigerians and transparency and accountability in public institutions. The delegation, along with Alhaji Aliko Dangote, a member of ONE’s Board of Directors, presented to Vice President Osinbajo a declaration signed by over 67,000 Nigerian...
Belgium Apologises For the Kidnappings of over 20,000 Mixed-race Children in the Colonial Era
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Belgium Apologises For the Kidnappings of over 20,000 Mixed-race Children in the Colonial Era

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has apologised for the kidnapping of thousands of children born to mixed-race couples during the colonial rule of Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda. The "métis" children born to Belgian settlers and local women were forcibly taken to Belgium and fostered by Catholic orders and other institutions. About 20,000 children are believed to have been affected. Most fathers refused to acknowledge paternity of their children. Some of the children, born in the 1940s and 1950s, never received Belgian nationality and remained stateless. Speaking in the Belgian parliament, Prime Minister Michel said the country had breached the children's basic human rights, seeing them as a threat to the colonial system. It had, he said, stripped them of their identity, st...
Osaze, Essien Line up for Women World Cup
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Osaze, Essien Line up for Women World Cup

Former Super Eagles striker, Osaze Peter Odemwingie, Ghana’s Michael Essien are some of the football stars that have joined other legends to campaign for the Women’s World Cup in France this summer. FIFA Women World Cup Twenty three football biggest stars from 19 countries were assembled by FIFA and the African duo joined to raise awareness across the world for the quadrennial women’s football event. Also featuring in the campaign are Alex Scott, Marcel Desailly, Gilberto Silva, Laura Georges and Nadine Kessler in the team made up of 13 women and 10 men. Sharing his views on the Legends Assemble project, elated Osaze said: “Can’t wait to show my kids this. They will love this.” While former Chelsea star Essien said: “Watch out – as The Bison I am indestructible!” “I will...
Nigerian Couple Welcome Their First Child After 19 Years of Waiting
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Nigerian Couple Welcome Their First Child After 19 Years of Waiting

A Nigerian couple, who are beneficiary of Ibidun Ituah Ighodalo's grant for infertility treatment have welcomed their first child after 19 years of waiting. The former Miss Lux shared the goodnews on Instagram today. Recall that she had set the Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF) a non-profit organization to raise awareness on issues pertaining to infertility and to provide grants for couples that require fertility treatments such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine Insemination. Sharing a photo of the new born on Instagram, Ibidun wrote; Haaaaaa ... After 19 years of waiting, 19 years of praying,19 years trusting & crying God showed up like never before my God you are too much. these are tears of joy my fam, when God decides to silence your mockers hmmmm, another h...
UNILORIN Management Attributes Student’s Suicide To Drug Addiction
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UNILORIN Management Attributes Student’s Suicide To Drug Addiction

  The management of the University of Ilorin has stated that the final year student of the institution, late Mr. Adigun Emmanuel Adewale, who committed suicide recently in Ilorin, was due to eventual culmination of his drug addiction. The Late Adewale of the Faculty of Agriculture took pesticide to terminate his life recently in Ilorin. In a statement, the institution’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Alhaji Kunle Akogun said “painstaking investigations revealed that the late Adigun took his own life as an eventual culmination of his pathetic drug addiction, which he must have unwisely adopted to address the prolonged depression he suffered as a result of personal challenges he could not bear. “Some close friends of the deceased revealed that the obviously depressed stude...
Stakeholders Applaud Bet9ja/EFCC National Anti-corruption Marathon Initiative
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Stakeholders Applaud Bet9ja/EFCC National Anti-corruption Marathon Initiative

The maiden edition of the National Anti-corruption marathon has received commendations from participants and stakeholders in the country. The marathon organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in partnership with Bet9ja was staged in support of the Federal Government’s fight against corruption as well as in commemoration of the United Nations World Anti-corruption day. Speaking on the success of the marathon, the Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, applauded sports enthusiast and national heroes – Mary Onyali, Samson Siasia amongst others for lending their support to the initiative. “Every effort must be made by Nigerians to sustain the anti-corruption fight of the government. No one should ever think of bringing corruption back to the country. It destroys our ...
Lagos All-Sail Championship Set to Light up Waterways
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Lagos All-Sail Championship Set to Light up Waterways

PHOTO CAPTION: L-R: Initiator, Lagos All-Sail Championship, Maleek Shehu, and President, Nigeria Rowing Canoe and Sailing Federation (NRCSF), Rear Admiral Festus Porbeni (Retd) showcasing the King of the Sea trophy while Ladi Ani-Mumuney (middle) looks on during the unveiling of the Lagos All-sail Championship in Lagos The Lagos All-Sail Championship debuting this week is set to up the ante regarding water-based activities in the state, as well as create awareness around the safe and healthy use of the waterways. The championship will feature four categories of races: King, Queen, Prince and Princess Sea boat races. According to the organisers, the three-day tournament billed for December 13 through 15 will be a yearly competition with the support of the Nigeria Rowing Canoe and...
Lagos All Sail Championship to Begin Dec 13 in Lagos
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Lagos All Sail Championship to Begin Dec 13 in Lagos

Convener of the Lagos All Sail Championship, Maleek Shehu, has disclosed that the desire to add more value to Lagos natural endowment is the reason he is starting a water racing competition that he hopes will change the face of water sports in Nigeria. Speaking while announcing the championship that would involve competition amongst various individuals and groups between December 13 and 15, 2018, Shehu stressed that Lagos was endowed with rich water heritage and it must be put to proper usage. “The need to put the rich water heritage of Lagos to better uses prompted our desire to stage a water racing championship that will hold from December 13 to 15, 2018. “The competition will see various teams competing in various categories – the King of The Sea, Queen of The Sea and Prince of...
Of 1,500 Nigerians in Italian Prisons and Greener Pasture Seekers
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Of 1,500 Nigerians in Italian Prisons and Greener Pasture Seekers

The other time, we got wind of the UK government’s plan to build a special wing in the Kikiriki Prison in Lagos, so that Nigerians who are serving jail terms in different UK prisons could be transferred to Nigeria to complete their terms. Similarly, the German government recently revealed that it was challenged on how to handle over 30, 000 Nigerians who are to be repatriated to Nigeria over illegal immigration and other related offences. There are certainly more Nigerians, who are still languishing in immigration centres and prisons in different countries around the world for various infractions, whose circumstances would never get to the public. So it didn’t come as a surprise when the Italian government, through its Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefanou Pontesilli, recently announc...
NSF President Seeks Cooperation to Revive Squash
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NSF President Seeks Cooperation to Revive Squash

Pinterest Boye Oyerinde President of the Nigeria Squash Federation (NSF), Boye Oyerinde has appealed to corporate bodies and individuals to join hands in reviving the game of squash in the country. Oyerinde stated this on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy call to the Chief Executive Officer of HS Media Group, Taye Ige as part of his efforts to parley with the media to promote squash in Nigeria. The Nigeria Squash Federation (NSF) was founded in 1974as the governing body that oversees the sport of squash, but little is known about the game by Nigeria which the president described as an interesting game that can shoot Nigeria into fame in the world if proper awareness is created with the help of the media. “Our plan and strategy is to rebrand the game of squash i...
Lady’s Head Expands After Using Hair Dye
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Lady’s Head Expands After Using Hair Dye

A woman’s head doubled in size after a horrific allergic reaction to a common hair dye that left her struggling to breathe.19-year-old English student Estelle, from Paris, shared photos showing her shocking disfigurement caused by the chemical PPD, which is found in 90 percent of hair dyes. . Estelle, who had previously suffered a mild reaction to a different hair dye, had even used the allergy test that comes with the product. But, instead of waiting the recommended 48 hours, the teen applied the dye after just 30 minutes. The horrific reaction then caused her scalp to itch before the top of head started to swell up. Speaking to French daily Le Parisien, Estelle said: “I could still see; here I was struggling to breathe.” . Estelle had attempted to treat herself using ...
Quality Products, Services Indices to Global Competitiveness, Says UNIDO
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Quality Products, Services Indices to Global Competitiveness, Says UNIDO

A national expert on Food Safety, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Dr Funsho Tehinse, has said that quality products and services are indices to global competitiveness in Africa. Tehinse, who spoke on the occasion of the Africa Industrialisation Day, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Wednesday in Abuja. This year’s theme of the annual event is ‘Promoting Regional Value Chain in Africa: A Pathway for Accelerating Africa’s Structural Transformation, Industrialisation and Pharmaceutical Production’. Tehinse, a member of the Nigeria Food Science and Technology Institute (NFSTI), said that Africa has products to sell, and urged Africans to key into the production of quality goods and services. “This year’s celebr...
Wisdom For Women International Honours Odukoya, Oikelome, Ivy-King, 10 Others
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Wisdom For Women International Honours Odukoya, Oikelome, Ivy-King, 10 Others

The 6th edition of the Wise Women Awards Nigeria, which held on Sunday 4th November 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, GRA, Ikeja has been described as a choice platform to celebrate those unsung heroes that have continued to pour out their lives in service to God and humanity despite all odds. Specially packaged to honour and recognize the contribution of Christian Women in the church and wider society, the unique event is organized by Wisdom For Women International with headquarters in the United Kingdom brought together Amazons from different walks of life as they celebrated one another in an atmosphere of worship, dance and merriment. Speaking at the event, the Founder Pastor Marjorie Esomowei of Wisdom For Women International and Co- Pastor of Triumphant Church International ac...
Singer Dencia recounts how she discovered her right breast had a lump when she was 12
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Singer Dencia recounts how she discovered her right breast had a lump when she was 12

In a bid to create awareness on Breast cancer, singer Dencia has shared her story of how she discovered a lump in her breast when she was just 12 going on 13. Thankfully, the lump was not cancerous. Read what she wrote below MY RIGHT BREAST STORY When I was 12 going on 13, I was seating in my dorm room in Cpc Bali (Cameroon) when an older girl who was abt 18 “Belinda”was discussing her breast lump removal surgery,My skinny ass had big boobies & as I heard the story, I immediately touched my breasts & realized my right breast had something extra in it,i went to the nurse who sent me home immediately, I’m lucky to be raised by a grandma who was very hands on with my health, things went so fast & I was ready for surgery with Dr Ashu Balimba in Yaounde, Cameroon.When the surger...
Griezmann Double Gives France Victory over Germany
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Griezmann Double Gives France Victory over Germany

UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE Antoine Griezmann scored twice last night as France came from behind to claim a second UEFA Nations League victory and continue Germany’s abysmal run in 2018. The visitors were eyeing just their second competitive win of the year when Toni Kroos scored from the penalty spot after Presnel Kimpembe had handled. But Griezmann levelled for the world champions with a superb looping header from Lucas Hernandez’s cross. He then scored the winner from the spot after a foul on Blaise Matuidi. Didier Deschamps’ side remain unbeaten in the Nations League and top Group A1 with seven points from their three games. They are now unbeaten in 14 fixtures, including the seven that culminated in them lifting the World Cup in Russia this summer. In contrast, Germany are i...

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