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Actor, Mr Latin Speaks on Baba Ijesha Speaks on Molestation case against Baba Ijesha
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Actor, Mr Latin Speaks on Baba Ijesha Speaks on Molestation case against Baba Ijesha

Actor, Bolaji Amusan alias Mr Latin has weighed in on the ongoing molestation case against actor, Baba Ijesha. The veteran yoruba actor took to his Instagram page to address people in the film industry about Baba Ijesha's case. Latin who condemned the act the actor is being accused of, said he's been receiving calls to ban Ijesha from the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, which he heads. According to him, Ijesha was never a member of the association so cannot be banned. Watch the video below..
Governor Masari Bans Traditional Tashe Activities in Katsina
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Governor Masari Bans Traditional Tashe Activities in Katsina

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has banned the traditional Tashe activities conducted during the month of Ramadan. The ban was conveyed in a statement released by the state's Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Home Affairs, Abdulkarim Yahaya Sirikathe. Security operators in the state have also been directed to arrest anybody found violating the directives. The statement read; “Katsina State Government is hereby announcing the total ban on the traditional Tashe activities that are usually being conducted in the month of Ramadan. “The State Governor Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari gave the directives for the ban following some security reports. “It is, therefore, hoped that people will comply and abide by these directives, please."
Champions League: UEFA Names Four big Clubs that Could be Banned
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Champions League: UEFA Names Four big Clubs that Could be Banned

  UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, has threatened to ban the Spanish and Italian teams still adamant about the European Super League from the Champions League. Although plans for the Super League fell apart this week, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and AC Milan have still not left the project. “It’s crystal clear that the clubs will have to decide if they are Super League or they are a European club,” Ceferin said in a telephone interview with the AP. “If they say we are a Super League, then they don’t play Champions League, of course … and if they are ready to do that, they can play in their own competition.” Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who was to chair the Super League, continues to defy Ceferin by vowing to keep working on reviving the Super Leag...
CDQ was arrested for being in possession of cannabis. He has been granted bail but expected back in custody today – NDLEA
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CDQ was arrested for being in possession of cannabis. He has been granted bail but expected back in custody today – NDLEA

The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, says its operatives in Lagos last night April 14, arrested popular rap artiste, CDQ, for being in possession of banned substance, Cannabis, which is popularly known as ''loud'' In an interview with Punch, the spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi, said the agency got intelligence that the rapper was in possession of the banned substance and stormed his Lekki home and arrested him. Babafemi said he has been granted bail but is expected back into custody today as he is still under investigation. “Yes, CDQ was arrested in his house at Lekki for being in possession of cannabis. He was arrested based on intelligence. As of last night, he was granted administrative bail, but he is expected back into custody today because it is an ongoin...
Europa League: Slavia Prague Player Banned for 10 Matches Ahead of Arsenal Second Leg
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Europa League: Slavia Prague Player Banned for 10 Matches Ahead of Arsenal Second Leg

  UEFA has banned Slavia Plague defender, Ondrej Kudela for 10 matches, for “racist behaviour” towards Glen Kamara. Kamara himself has been banned for three games for his reaction during the incident. Kudela and Kamara clashed at the end of a Europa League last 16 second leg match at Ibrox. Kamara reacted furiously after he was racially abused by Kudela, before several players on both sides became involved in confrontations. A UEFA investigation has now ruled that Kudela was guilty of racism and its Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector had decided: “To suspend SK Slavia Praha player, Ondrej Kudela, for the next 10 UEFA club and representative team competition matches for which he would otherwise be eligible to play, for racist behaviour.” The suspension has been bac...
Fifa Bans Chad from Football Activities for Life
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Fifa Bans Chad from Football Activities for Life

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

  UEFA have banned Slavia Prague defender, Ondrej Kudela for one match. He will not feature in Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final first leg against Arsenal. Kudela is under investigation for alleged racial abuse. Rangers midfielder, Glen Kamara, had accused him of racist abuse after the defender leaned into his ear and said something while covering his mouth, in the final stages their Europa League round-of-16 match. Kudela denied the allegation and Slavia stood by him, alleging a “physical assault” on the 34-year-old. UEFA said its Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) was looking into Kudela for a potential violation of UEFA regulations over racism and other discriminatory conduct, and for misconduct such as insulting players. A statement read: “T...
NDLEA intercepts 650g of cocaine concealed in herbal concoction Agbo and dry pepper
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NDLEA intercepts 650g of cocaine concealed in herbal concoction Agbo and dry pepper

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has intercepted 650g of cocaine concealed in herbal concoction Agbo and dry pepper. A statement released by the agency today March 21 says a 41-year-old man, Adewuyi Olayinka, was arrested with the banned substance sealed in two parcels that were to be exported to the United Kingdom through the SAHCO export shed of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos. The agency also seized 107 gramme of hard drug believed to be Khat at the cargo shed of the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano while being exported to Canada. According to the statement, the banned substance was concealed in golden color nylon bags covered with textile materials and labeled tea with the intention of deceiving the anti-drug officers. ''The so-cal...
AFCON: Benin Republic to Defeat Nigeria with Clubless Players, Benchwarmers
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AFCON: Benin Republic to Defeat Nigeria with Clubless Players, Benchwarmers

  The Squirrels of Benin will defeat Super Eagles of Nigeria in Porto-Novo with a set of clubless players and benchwarmers, according to a sports website, Le Potentiel A win for the Benin Republic will Brighten their chances of qualification for the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon As they plot the downfall of the star-studded Nigeria senior national football team, the sports site reports that their top stars are without clubs, while others are not playing regularly at their foreign clubs. Nigeria leads the group with eight points, Benin is second with seven points and Sierra Leone has three points. They will play Sierra Leone in the final qualifier which will be staged in Conakry, Guinea after the stadium in Sierra Leone was recently banned. While their captai...
CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele’s Comment about Cryptocurrency is a Smokescreen of What Politicians Want – Actor, Akah Nnani
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CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele’s Comment about Cryptocurrency is a Smokescreen of What Politicians Want – Actor, Akah Nnani

Actor, Akah Nnani has described Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele’s comment and justification of the ban on cryptocurrency transaction as a smokescreen for what Nigerian politicians want. Recall that Emefiele had said that cryptocurrency is used to “describe the activities of players in an electronic dark world”. In a video he shared, Nnani listed five reasons he thinks cryptocurrency transactions was banned in the country. He listed them as follows; 1. The political elite want the masses to remain poor 2. They plan on stifling trade and commerce in the south because it's the power of the people here 3. They are afraid of your emancipation 4. The Crypto ban is all a way to stop us from pulling resources together like we did durin...
NBC Bans Singer, Ric Hassani’s Song, Thunder Fire You
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NBC Bans Singer, Ric Hassani’s Song, Thunder Fire You

The National Broadcasting Commission NBC has banned a song of singer, Ric Hassani, ''Thunder Fire You''. He disclosed this on his Twitter handle. ''So, the NBC has banned my song ‘Thunder Fire You’ and are fining radio stations that play it. Interesting.''he wrote Watch a clip of the song and his Tweet below
Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts From its Platforms, Citing Coup
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Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts From its Platforms, Citing Coup

Facebook has banned the Myanmar military from using its Facebook and Instagram platforms with immediate effect, as weeks of mass demonstrations continue in the Southeast Asian country after the military seized power. “Events since the February 1 coup, including deadly violence, have precipitated a need for this ban,” Facebook said in a blog post on Thursday, February 25. “We believe the risks of allowing the Tatmadaw (Myanmar army) on Facebook and Instagram are too great.” The army seized power earlier this month after alleging fraud in a Nov. 8 election swept by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD), detaining her and other party officials. According to reports, at least three protesters and one policeman have been killed during violent protests in the cou...
Ex-French Secretary of State, Georges Tron Jailed for Rape and Sexual Assault
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Ex-French Secretary of State, Georges Tron Jailed for Rape and Sexual Assault

A former French Secretary of State has been jailed for raping and sexually assaulting a colleague. Georges Tron, 63, who is now the Mayor of Draveil, was found guilty by the Paris Appeal Court late on Wednesday evening, February 17 after originally being cleared of the charges in 2018. Mr. Tron, a former conservative Secretary of State under President Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced to five years in prison with two suspended. As soon as the verdict was handed down, he was led away to the court cells before being taken to La Santé prison in Paris. Tron’s co-accused, Brigitte Gruel, a former aide in Draveil, was also convicted of aiding and abetting gang rape and sexual assault and given a two-year suspended prison sentence. Tron and Gruel were said to have offered foot ...
Cameroon’s Special Forces Soldiers allegedly chase everyone from venue of Naira Marley’s concert in the country
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Cameroon’s Special Forces Soldiers allegedly chase everyone from venue of Naira Marley’s concert in the country

Naira Marley's concert which was scheduled to hold in Cameroon yesterday February 14, reportedly failed to hold as it was allegedly disrupted by the country's Special Forces Soldiers. Music journalist, Joey Akan who raised an alarm of a "struggling comedian" named CY International leading an anti-Nigerian movement in the country and many disgruntled entertainers calling for a ban on Nigerian music, revealed that the tickets to the special Valentine's Day concert which was initially scheduled to hold in Buea, the capital of the Southwest region were sold out before Cameroonian entertainers appealed to their government to ban the event. However after the show was banned on grounds of Naira Marley being a bad influence on Cameroonian youths, smoking marijuana and having a sex tape, ...
Twitter Confirms Trump’s Ban Will Remain Forever Even if he Runs Again in 2024
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Twitter Confirms Trump’s Ban Will Remain Forever Even if he Runs Again in 2024

Former US President Donald Trump’s Twitter ban will remain forever, even if he runs for president again in 2024, a top company official said on Wednesday February 10. During an interview on CNBC’s "Squawk Box," Twitter’s chief financial officer, Ned Segal, was asked if the platform would restore Trump’s account if he ran again and was elected president. In his reply, Segal said the ban is permanent, even if he ever becomes president again. “The way our policies work, when you're removed from the platform, you're removed from the platform whether you're a commentator, you're a CFO or you are a former or current public official,” Segal said. “Our policies are designed to make sure that people are not inciting violence, and if anybody does that, we would have to remove them fr...
Cryptocurrencies Have Become Well-suited for Conducting Many Illegal Activities – CBN
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Cryptocurrencies Have Become Well-suited for Conducting Many Illegal Activities – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria has explained why it banned cryptocurrency-related transactions in the country. The apex bank in a statement released on Sunday February 7, said cryptocurrencies have become well-suited for conducting many illegal activities including money laundering, terrorism financing, purchase of small arms and light weapons, and tax evasion. Daily Trust reported that CBN's Acting Director of Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi said the ban on such transactions will not have any negative impact on fintechs. It read; “The use of cryptocurrencies in Nigeria are a direct contravention of existing law. “It is also important to highlight that there is a critical difference between a Central Bank issued Digital Currency and cryptocurrencies. As the names im...
COVID19: Lagos State Government bans Indoor Gatherings of More than 50 Persons
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COVID19: Lagos State Government bans Indoor Gatherings of More than 50 Persons

As part of measures to contain the second wave of the COVID19 pandemic in the state, the Lagos state government has banned indoor gatherings of more than 50 persons. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced this during a press briefing on Sunday, January 31. He said places of worship are exempted from this rule because religious gatherings are not to exceed 50 percent capacity of the space. “The state government has observed with dismay the widespread flagrant disregard and non-adherence to guidelines and protocols aimed at stemming and curbing the tide of infection. We particularly note that some event centres have been operating their premises outside the acceptable parameters for operation/usage and continue to be recalcitrant in this regard. This is to sound a ve...
Movement Of Cattle From North To South Should Be Banned – Ganduje
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Movement Of Cattle From North To South Should Be Banned – Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says there should be a law banning the movement of cattle from the north to the south. Speaking with journalists after he and All Progressives Congress (APC) governors met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina state, Ganduje said if the movement of cattle is not stopped, there will be no end to farmer-herder conflicts. The governor said his administration is already constructing a settlement for herders in a forest near Kano’s border with Katsina. He said the settlement will have houses, a dam, an artificial insemination centre, and a veterinary clinic. “We are building a Ruga settlement in Samsosua forest, our border with Katsina and we have succeeded in curtailing the effect of banditry in that area,” Ganduje said. ...
High Court Banned Open Grazing In 1969, Akeredolu Rules Effective Tomorrow
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High Court Banned Open Grazing In 1969, Akeredolu Rules Effective Tomorrow

From tomorrow, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s seven-day grace to herdsmen to comply with a slew of rules will become effective. With the rules being challenged by Aso Rock and Miyetti Allah, a legal boost for correctness of the order has emerged in a revelation that a 1969 judgement in Abeokuta, Ogun state outlawed open cattle grazing. The judgment, which was not challenged, was given by Justice Adewale Thompson on 17 April, 1969 in Suit no AB/26/66. Johnson died in 2004 at the age of 82, his last role in retirement being secretary of Yoruba Elders Council (YCE). In his judgement, the jurist pronounced: “I do not accept the contention of Defendants that a custom exists which imposes an obligation on the owner of farm to fence his farm whilst the owner of cattle allows h...
“Banned” Almajirai Return To Bauchi, Kano, Kaduna Street‘s Months After Eviction
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“Banned” Almajirai Return To Bauchi, Kano, Kaduna Street‘s Months After Eviction

Hundreds of almajirai have returned to the streets months after Northern state governors banned the almajirai in their states. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, some Northern state governors spent millions evacuating almajirai to their home states and some outrightly banned the almajirci practice. However, despite the confusion relocating the almajirai generated among state governors, many children are seen in their numbers, in tattered clothes and with begging bowls in the streets of Zuba, Bauchi, Lafia, Kano and Kaduna. Our correspondent in Bauchi observed an increasing number of almajirai at different markets, motor parks, petrol stations, local food joints and prominent junctions in the state capital particularly Wunti Roundabout, where they spend the day begging for ...
Far-right Extremists Call for More Violence Ahead of Inauguration 
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Far-right Extremists Call for More Violence Ahead of Inauguration 

Experts are warning that far-right extremists are calling for more violence ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration. This warning comes in the aftermath of the riot on the US Capitol after Trump supporters broke in and unleashed chaos. The attack on the Capitol building on Wednesday, Jan 6, led to the deaths of five people. It ultimately resulted in US President Donald Trump being banned from Facebook and Twitter as the creators of the platforms accused him of using his accounts to incite violence. But Trump supporters are not backing down and they have taken to various platforms to threaten violence. The threat of violence got so bad that Google had to remove Parler app from the official Play Store after Parler users used the platform to plan acts of violence against law enfo...
Nigerian Man Arrested with Seven Kilograms of Heroin in India
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Nigerian Man Arrested with Seven Kilograms of Heroin in India

The police in India have arrested a 26-year-old Nigerian man, Bethel Kelechi Aroh, after seven kilograms of heroin was found on him. According to the police, Kelechi who resides in Delhi, was supposed to deliver the banned substance to one of the city's pubs when he was arrested on Thursday, January 7. He was said to have been arrested outside Ambience Mall near Sirhaul toll plaza. Confirming his arrest, Preet Pal Sangwan, the assistant commissioner of police (crime), alleged that Kelechi used to buy drugs from peddlers in Delhi and supplied them to pubs and bars in Gurugram. "He used to live in Delhi, but we are yet to verify the details. We have recovered a photocopy of his passport and have sent the details to Nigerian high commission through the Foreigners Regional Registr...
Governor Simon Lalong declares 24-hour curfew in two Plateau local governments
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Governor Simon Lalong declares 24-hour curfew in two Plateau local governments

The Plateau state government has declared 24 hours curfew in Jos south and Jos north local government areas over violence.   Governor Lalong said he was forced to declare the curfew after “hoodlums attacked and molested innocent citizens who are going about their normal businesses.” He further revealed that this led to the death of 3 persons.   The Governor said;   “Government is left with no choice than to impose a curfew to stop further loss of lives and properties. “By this directive, all forms of protests are hereby banned in the two Local Governments Areas of Jos North and Jos South.”
“Who is he?” Falz slams Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, for banning #EndSARS protest in the state
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“Who is he?” Falz slams Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, for banning #EndSARS protest in the state

Singer Falz has slammed Governor Nyesom Wike for barring Rivers state residents from staging an #EndSARS protest.   The state government via a statement released on Monday night, October 12, banned the residents of the state from staging any protest.   This morning, Falz slammed the governor for making such a declaration. He stated that it is the constitutional right of Nigerians to stage a protest if they so will.    
Barcelona Banned From Signing Georginio Wijnaldium
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Barcelona Banned From Signing Georginio Wijnaldium

Barca boss Ronald Koeman has made Wijnaldum one of his two priority transfer targets – but his plans to sign the 29-year-old have been thrown into disarray. Georginio Wijnaldum’s future has been thrown into confusion after Barcelona were banned by La Liga rulers from signing the Kop star. New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman had identified Liverpool title-winning midfielder Wijnaldum as his number one priority along with fellow Dutch striker Memphis Depay from Lyon with both stars in the last year of contracts. But Barcelona’s dire financial crisis has forced them to shelve plans to sign Wijnaldum with the Spanish league’s governing body stepping in to block the move. La Liga clubs are operating under strict financial guidelines following the Covid-19 pandemic. Barce...
FG Adds Emirates To List Of Banned Airlines
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FG Adds Emirates To List Of Banned Airlines

The federal government has withdrawn the approval granted to Emirates to conduct international flight operations in the country. Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, disclosed this via a post on his Twitter handle on Friday. The ban will take effect on September 21, 2020. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had, in a memo earlier in September, included Emirates in the list of approved airlines for international flights for both Abuja and Lagos airports. But the minister said the decision to reverse the approval was taken after a meeting of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 with European Union ambassadors on Friday. Sirika also said there were discussions on the ban on Lufthansa and Air France-KLM. “The PTF sub committee met today with EU Ambassadors t...
Kanye West reacts to claims Jay Z allegedly sold Kanye’s Masters in order to get his own back
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Kanye West reacts to claims Jay Z allegedly sold Kanye’s Masters in order to get his own back

Kanye West has defended Jay Z after it was alleged that the latter sold Kanye's Masters to get his own back.   Kanye, who had been temporarily banned from Twitter for sharing a journalist's phone number on his timeline, returned to the platform today to react the claims Jay Z sold him out.   Kanye, 43, tweeted screenshots of a post by blogger Akademiks, featuring the headline, "Jay Z Allegedly Sold Kanye's Masters to Get Own Masters Back."     Reacting Kanye said Jay is his brother and the media shouldn't come between them.   Kanye wrote: "Don't let the system pit us against each other. JAY IS MY BROTHER ... I have eternal love for all artist that have been through and ar...
US Ambassador, Mary Beth Leonard Denies Purported List Of Nigerians Banned From The US
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US Ambassador, Mary Beth Leonard Denies Purported List Of Nigerians Banned From The US

The United States of America has given reasons it will not reveal the identities of Nigerian politicians issued visa bans for interfering in electoral processes. On Monday, the US government announced the ban on some Nigerians, who undermined the November 2019 governorship polls in Bayelsa and Kogi States. On why the identities of those affected were not disclosed, the American Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, it was because of the confidentiality attached to visa-related matters. Leonard stated this on Wednesday, while speaking at the end of the inaugural consular meeting with Nigeria officials. According to her, the names cannot be made public “as US visa processes are in fact confidential and so we do not publish a list, we do not make public who it is that woul...
British royal family cuts out Prince Andrew, banned from future events
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British royal family cuts out Prince Andrew, banned from future events

Prince Andrew has reportedly been banned from future events as the Royal Family aims to cut him off totally, following allegations linking the British Royal, to late disgraced pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. According to The Sun, the Duke of York is getting snubbed by the royal family on all major events, including Prince Philip’s upcoming 100th birthday celebration.                                    The Royal family have even asked organizers of the event to avoid using pictures of him in the Royal family's photoshoot albums. A source revealed to the Sun UK:"There is a warning from up high to play down Andrew. He will be included as little as possible.” "It’s not whitewashing history because you can’t leave him out entirely. But it will not make a big deal of his relationship ...
International Flights Resumption In Nigeria: List Of Banned & Approved Airlines
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International Flights Resumption In Nigeria: List Of Banned & Approved Airlines

Ahead of the resumption of international flights, the Nigerian government has released the list of international airlines denied approval to operate in the country. “Air France, KLM, Etihad, Rwandair, Lufthansa, TAAG Angola Airlines, Air Namibia, and Royal Air Maroc are airlines denied entrance into the country,” the aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, said. Nigeria had in August vowed to implement a reciprocity clause by banning flights and airlines from countries that put similar bans on flights from Nigeria as nations open their airspace amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Sirika, while speaking at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing, on Thursday, said only approved airlines will be allowed into the country’s airspace. President Muhammad Buhari had in...
La Liga President Reacts as CAS Overturns Manchester City’s Ban
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La Liga President Reacts as CAS Overturns Manchester City’s Ban

La Liga president, Javier Tebas, has reacted to the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), to overturn Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competitions on Monday. The ruling means Man City will play in the Champions League next season. Pep Guardiola’s side have also had their fine reduced from £25million to £8.9million. The former Premier League champions had been banned by UEFA for breaking Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, but have had the decision overturned by CAS. Reacting, Tebas hit out at the CAS by claiming that the institution is no longer fit to serve its role in facilitating the settlement of football-related disputes. He also called on the sport to look at other avenues for resolving matters such as breaches of FFP rules. “We have to...
I have banned Counsellor Lutterodt from appearing on GH One TV – Nana Aba Anamoah
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I have banned Counsellor Lutterodt from appearing on GH One TV – Nana Aba Anamoah

General Manager of GhOne TV on-air personality Nana Aba Anamoah has announced via a tweet that she’s banned Counsellor Lutterodt from appearing on GHOne TV. Her decision follows Counsellor Lutterodt’s comments on Adom TV that people who are raped don’t endure the pain throughout the whole period because it always gets to a time when the start to enjoy themselves in the act. In a video sighted, the controversial backed his claims saying “Anytime the act begins, you’re not ready for it, but during the act, you consent to it’ adding that research from most individual rape victims proves that in the end they not only enjoy the act but end up having sexual relationships with the rapist. His comments have got social media buzzing. In this light and for this reason, Nana Aba Anamoah ...
Katie Hopkins Permanently Banned From Twitter
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Katie Hopkins Permanently Banned From Twitter

Katie Hopkins, has been permanently banned by Twitter, as the social media claimed she broke their rules. The English media personality, who starred on the British version of Donald Trump‘s competition reality series, The Apprentice, in 2007, was kicked off the social media site because “keeping Twitter safe is a top priority for us,” a Twitter spokesperson told the Huffington Post. “Abuse and hateful conduct have no place on our service and we will continue to take action when our rules are broken. In this case, the account has been permanently suspended for violations of our hateful conduct policy.” The 45-year-old who tweeted under the handle @kthopkins, and had over 1 million followers before she was banned from the platform. She has faced criticism over the years for h...
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US Olympic Boxer, Virginia Fuchs Escapes Four-year Nanafter Blaming Failed Drug Test on Having Sex with her Boyfriend

A U.S. Olympic boxer has escaped a four-year ban after she failed a drug test and blamed it on having sex with her boyfriend. Flyweight Virginia Fuchs, 32, escaped the ban after being cleared by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) She had recorded positive tests for the banned etrozole metabolite and GW1516 metabolites in an out-of competition urine sample on February 13, USADA said in a statement. The low amounts of letrozole metabolite and GW1516 metabolites detected in her sample were consistent with recent exposure to the substances via sexual transmission,' the USADA said. The anti-doping body said Fuchs's partner had been using therapeutic doses of the two substances and that Fuchs bore no fault or negligence for the adverse finding and would therefore not be...
George Floyd: Athletes to be Banned at Tokyo Olympics
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George Floyd: Athletes to be Banned at Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reiterated that athletes are still banned from protesting at the Olympic Games, SportingLife reports. This follows the decision of other sports, to allow protests following George Floyd’s death in police custody. Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter states “no kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.” This means that athletes who breach the rule will be disciplined. The IOC had issued guidelines in January this year, banning protests include taking a knee and other gestures. Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, died after a white Minneapolis policeman kneed into his neck for nearly nine minutes on May 25. His death sparked protests ...
Sex with omeone you don’t Live With is now Illegal in UK
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Sex with omeone you don’t Live With is now Illegal in UK

UK citizens have been banned from having sex with anyone outside of their own household under new coronavirus lockdown legislation rolled out by the Government. The UK government on Monday June 1, introduced new measures that ban people from socialising indoors with anyone not already in their household. The new regulation reads: ‘No person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a public or private place indoors, and consists of two or more persons.’ Previously, anyone who goes inside another person’s home would be breaching the lockdown rules but now both persons could be prosecuted under the new amendment to the The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020 bill, that was tabled before Parliament on Monday. According to the new rules, onl...
Eid El-fitr Celebration: IGP Reminds Nigerians That Mass Gatherings Are Still Banned
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Eid El-fitr Celebration: IGP Reminds Nigerians That Mass Gatherings Are Still Banned

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has congratulated Nigerians as the Muslim Ummah in the country celebrate this year’s Eid el-Fitr. The IGP notes that the successful conclusion of the Ramadan, a period of self-denial geared towards attaining wholesomeness, reinforces his belief that with the citizens’ collective perseverance and voluntary compliance with the prevention regulations emplaced by Governments at all levels, the nation will surely overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the IGP has assured the nation of adequate security during and after the Eid el-Fitr celebrations, noting that proactive and robust anti-crime measures, including the deployments of tactical and intelligence assets of the Force, are already in place to prevent any untoward incidents i...
Wuhan Officially Bans Eating Wild Animals
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Wuhan Officially Bans Eating Wild Animals

Authorities in Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, have officially banned eating, hunting and breeding wild animals. A notice on the city's municipal government website said the ban will come into immediate effect and will last for five years. The novel coronavirus was first recorded in Wuhan late last year and the outbreak was linked to a seafood market where live animals were also sold. However, following the outbreak of the virus, hunting is now banned in Wuhan except for "scientific research, population regulation, monitoring of epidemic diseases and other special circumstances," the notice says. "Hunting of wild animals is strictly prohibited," the statement says. "The administrative area of ??the whole city is a wildlife sanctuary." There will also be...
Badaru okays Eid-el Fitr prayer, bans festivals in Jigawa
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Badaru okays Eid-el Fitr prayer, bans festivals in Jigawa

Jigawa State government has agreed to allow people of the State observe Eid-El prayer. Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar disclosed this while addressing the State on the Covid-19 situation and measures to contain the pandemic. He said the decision followed a series of meetings with the council of ulama on possibilities to allow people to attend Eids ground for eid-el Fitr prayer. He explained that people were allowed to observed eid-el fitr prayer but with strict measures, including washing hand, wearing face mask before entering eid-el fitr ground and observing social distancing. He, however, stated that aged persons, children and female are not allowed to attends the prayer which would be conducted within 30 minutes. He noted that all sallah festivities are banned and town...
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Team celebrations, spitting and swapping shirts ‘will be banned’ under Premier League health protocols

Team celebrations, spitting, sharing water bottles and swapping shirts 'will be banned' under new medical protocols set to be introduced when the Premier League resumes. The 20 Premier League clubs are set to take a vote on ways to complete the remaining 92 matches of the season on Monday as the United Kingdom begins to relax lockdown rules. And various health and hygiene measures 'that could be in place for up to a year' will also be discussed. The Daily Telegraph report that strict rules will be imposed on training sessions for three to four weeks prior to the planned mid-June resumption to allow players to adapt. For example, spitting will be banned in training and it is expected this will be extended to matches as well. It is possible that referees will be given the po...
No New Case of Coronavirus has been Recorded in the Last 8 Days -Mauritius Says
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No New Case of Coronavirus has been Recorded in the Last 8 Days -Mauritius Says

Mauritius recorded no new COVID-19 cases for the past eight days, according to statistics provided by the National Communication Committee on Monday, May 4. Currently, there are only three active cases out of the 332 positive confirmed cases registered including 10 deaths. While 315 people have recovered from the virus. Despite no new cases in the last eight-days, the sanitary curfew put in place on March 20, and which should have ended today, was extended until June 1, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced last Friday. “The population will need a little more patience, to avoid the risk of a second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic,” Jugnauth said. The Government of Mauritius is already planning a gradual resumption of certain activities, which will be added to essential se...
40 Men from Zamfara Hidden Inside a Truckload of Cows Intercepted in Lagos
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40 Men from Zamfara Hidden Inside a Truckload of Cows Intercepted in Lagos

A trailer loaded with cows and about forty men coming from Zamfara State was intercepted at the Berger end of Lagos-Ibadan expressway this afternoon, Monday May 4, by the Lagos state security personnel. Upon the interception, the driver and his passengers were ordered to return to the state where they were coming from. Interstate travels are currently banned as part of measures to stop the spread of the contagious Coronavirus. Only transportation of essential goods and services are permitted between states.
All Of Kemi Olunloyo’s Social Media Accounts Have Been Banned Without A Reason
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All Of Kemi Olunloyo’s Social Media Accounts Have Been Banned Without A Reason

Recently after a clash between the retired journalist, Kemi Olunlonye and the IPOP leader, Nnamdi Kanu and the insult she mounted on Davido’s fiancé mocking her on her birthday. All her social media accounts ranging from twitter to Instagram were banned and this has left people in some questions like what could actually be the cause of such ban. Take a look at her twitter account before it was banned. An suddenly the account got closed down as seen below The same thing applicable to her Instagram account, Some suggestions said it could be as a result of her interference in matters that do not concern her as she has been well known for intruding in people’s lives. Kemi on the other is a woman who says what she likes to say without fear or favor not minding ...
Banks to Open Between 8am to 2pm, Schools and Restaurants to remain shut as FG Releases Guidelines for Easing of Lockdown on Monday May 4
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Banks to Open Between 8am to 2pm, Schools and Restaurants to remain shut as FG Releases Guidelines for Easing of Lockdown on Monday May 4

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID19 has released the guidelines for the ease of the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT which will come into effect next week Monday May 4. Briefing newsmen on the guidelines for the ease of the lockdown, the National coordinator of the Presidential taskforce on COVID19, Sani Aliyu, said Interstate travels remain banned except for essential services. For intrastate activities, banks are to open between the hours of 8pm to 2pm while adhering to all the COVID-19 prevention guidelines. . Schools are remained closed. Restaurants are to remain closed but can do home deliveries. Concerts and Recreational activities stay suspended for now. ''For government offices, government staff will be allowed to resume from the 4 of May but it will be bas...
Turkey virus death toll exceeds 200
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Turkey virus death toll exceeds 200

More than 200 people have died from COVID-19 in Turkey, which has ramped up tests to more than 15,000 a day, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced Tuesday. Koca shared the latest figures on Twitter, saying that 46 people had died in the last 24 hours, raising the country’s overall death toll to 214. With 2,704 more cases of the novel coronavirus, the official total of those infected has reached 13,531. “The number of tests has increased by 25.2 percent compared with yesterday,” Koca said. Health officials are identifying positive cases faster and with more accuracy, he added. Turkish officials have repeatedly urged citizens to stay home and respect social distancing rules, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan advising Turks to adopt “voluntary quarantine” conditions. On ...
COVID-19: Ganduje arrests defaulters, orders their prosecution
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COVID-19: Ganduje arrests defaulters, orders their prosecution

Against the backdrop of COVID-19 and in an effort to have total compliance with the directive given by the Kano State Government, of boundary closure which started from Friday 27th March, by 12 midnight, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje was in boundary town linking Kano state and Kaduna state, Monday, where he caught defaulters who defied the directive and were coming to Kano State. The defaulters caught were in separate trips in 9 different types of vehicles. There were 2 tippers, 2 trucks, two buses and 1 coaster car. They were all sighted at different locations of the road coming to Kano, defying all orders given by the state government. They were forced to turn back to where they were coming from. He ordered for the immediate arrest of all of them. Which he also ordered for their ...
Coronavirus: No Plans to Shut Down Schools, Places of Worship in Edo- Governor Godwin Obaseki
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Coronavirus: No Plans to Shut Down Schools, Places of Worship in Edo- Governor Godwin Obaseki

The Edo state government has said that there is no plan to shut down schools and places of worship in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Stare Governor  Obaseki made this known when he received religious leaders from the state in his office on Friday March 20th. He said there is no need for anyone in the state to panic as his government has taken appropriate measures to prevent the importation of the virus into the state. He however added that his government has put up measures to deal with the spread of the virus if it eventually finds its way to the state. ''There is no plan to shut down places of worship except it becomes absolutely necessary. However, we would want to appeal that for the sake of your congregation, we should look at how to keep people from being too clos...
All public events banned after Kenya confirms first coronavirus case
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All public events banned after Kenya confirms first coronavirus case

Kenya has joined the list of countries battling the coronavirus that has left many fearing for their dear lives! Earlier Friday morning the Minister of health Mutahi Kagwe confirmed the first coronavirus case in Kenya; after a woman who traveled back from the United States via the UK tested positive. For this reason, all major public events that include Public gatherings, religious events, sports, and entertainment have been banned for now; as the government hopes to find a solution to help avoid the spread of the virus. Both international and Public schools will, however, remain open for now however; there will not be any inter-school events as they remain suspended. Judging from the details shared by the Minister of Health; the lady tested positive on 12th March after arriv...
Kano Government Cannot ban Street Begging, they are just Trying to Appease heir Masters Abroad – Council of Ulamas Slam Governor Ganduje
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Kano Government Cannot ban Street Begging, they are just Trying to Appease heir Masters Abroad – Council of Ulamas Slam Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has suffered a huge knock from the Council of Ulamas, following his decision to ban street begging in Kano State. Ibrahim Khalil, who is the Chairman of the Council considered to be "guardians, transmitters and interpreters of religious knowledge in Islam, including Islamic doctrine and law”, told newsmen on Wednesday February 26 that the Kano Government is ''not serious about the ban and are only trying to appease their masters abroad.'' Khalil stated that before street begging can be banned, the necessary steps towards curtailing the practice needs to be put in place. He said; “Our opinion is on three to five issues, firstly, if we view the history of banning street begging since the time of Sir Ahmadu Bello, when they were making efforts to ban...

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