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Anthony Joshua in ”talks to step aside” and let Tyson Fury fight Oleksandr Usyk
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Anthony Joshua in ”talks to step aside” and let Tyson Fury fight Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua's team are reportedly in talks over a potential step-aside deal to allow Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk to battle it out for heavyweight supremacy. The news was revealed by the Gypsy King's promoter, Frank Warren. Joshua was defeated by Usyk back in September, losing his unified titles via unanimous decision at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Brit then triggered his rematch clause after the defeat, handing him an immediate shot at redemption in a bout that could take place in March or April of this year. In recent weeks, talk has surfaced of Joshua stepping aside and allowing Usyk to challenge Fury, who retained his WBC strap by knocking out Deontay Wilder in October, for the undisputed crown next. Joshua hinted in a recent interview with iFL TV, saying: '...
Ekiti 2022: PDP bloc declares support for ex-Gov Segun Oni
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Ekiti 2022: PDP bloc declares support for ex-Gov Segun Oni

Former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni has received support of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Progressive, a bloc within the state chapter. DAILY POST reports that the race for the successor Governor Kayode Fayemi is gearing up. On Wednesday, Ekiti PDP Progressive leader, Wale Ayeni, and Dominion Group convener, Kemi Elebute Halle declared that Oni will return to the Government House in 2022. Halle told opponents to be prepared for battle, insisting that he remains the aspirant to beat. “Oni is the most favoured. Politics is not all about money, Ekiti people love and want Segun Oni back. “He is a man of the people, a politician with integrity, a man who is ready to cater for the forgotten. “Mobilization will commence by Monday December 6. We will start from Fajuyi Par...
I love you, forever – Sound Sultan’s wife celebrates him on his posthumous birthday
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I love you, forever – Sound Sultan’s wife celebrates him on his posthumous birthday

Farida Fasasi, wife of singer Olanrewaju Fasasi aka Sound Sultan, has taken to social media to celebrate him as he would have turned 45 today November 27. The singer died on July 11 after a battle with cancer. In a post shared on her Instagram page this morning, Farida mentioned that she misses him and also professed her undying love for him. ''Olanrewaju Fasasi "Oko Farida"... I miss your cheeky gap-toothed smile... I miss your jokes... I miss waking up to guitar strings... Even more, I miss our inside jokes... It's your birthday today. I'll forever celebrate all that you've been to me. I love you, forever and always lnna lillahi wa Inna ilayhi rajiun''she wrote Watch the video collage she shared below...
Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning
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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. Federal High Court in Abuja has declared bandits as terrorists. Justice Taiwo Taiwo declared the activities of Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda bandit groups as acts of terrorism based on an ex parte motion filed by the Federal Government. 2. Bandits in Zamfara State are adapting another ruthless measure, forcing villagers to pay levy meant to allow farming activities. Residents in the affected communities, said that bandits now burn unharvested crops on farmlands over failure to pay “harvest levies”. 3. The suspected bandit who allegedly led Sunday’s attack along the Kaduna-Abuja Road, has been killed. Security sources said that the leader of the gang was killed in a gun battle with the police. 4. Kaduna State Gover...
Meghan Markle’s aunt knocks her for not getting in contact after her uncle’s death 3 months ago
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Meghan Markle’s aunt knocks her for not getting in contact after her uncle’s death 3 months ago

Meghan Markle's aunt has slammed the Duchess of Sussex for not reaching out with words of condolence nearly three months after her uncle died. Joseph ‘JJ’ Johnson passed away on August 27 at the age of 72 after a battle with congestive heart failure. His widow Pam, 68, has now revealed that some of her family members are very upset over the lack of contact from Meghan since, reports The Mirror. Speaking exclusively to The Mirror, the aunt said that Meghan must know about Joseph's death as her mother, Doria, does. Pam said: "I understand with her royal status Meghan has a lot going on. But still it hurts not to have heard from her." According to Pam, Meghan was very close to their family and spent lots of time with Joseph when she was a child. Joseph's mum Jeanette, Megh...
Kanye West accuses Drake of lying to him about sleeping with his wife Kim Kardashian
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Kanye West accuses Drake of lying to him about sleeping with his wife Kim Kardashian

Billionaire rapper, and fashion designer, Kanye West has opened up on his rivalry with his colleague, Drake, accusing the Canadian born rapper of alluding to 'fu**ing' his wife and then lying to him about it. On Thursday night, November 4, Kanye West was a guest on the Revolt TV podcast Drink Champs. In a two-hour conversation the 44-year-old covered a lot of ground, saying he didn't want to divorce Kim Kardashian as she was still his 'wife'. He praised Drake, calling him  ‘a very important artist who added something to the algorithm.''The style of rap that he was doing was more sophisticated than the style of rap that I grew up on,' Kanye said approvingly, adding that Drake's song had 'good melodies' and 'good music.' He claimed that Drake said to him, 'I never f***e...
Brad Pitt’s petition for review in custody case with Angelina Jolie denied
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Brad Pitt’s petition for review in custody case with Angelina Jolie denied

Brad Pitt’s appeal against a court ruling that disqualified the judge in his custody battle with Angelina Jolie has been refused by the California Supreme Court. On Wednesday October 27, the court denied a review of the appeals court’s decision to disqualify Los Angeles superior court judge John W Ouderkirk from further hearing the Pitt-Jolie divorce case. Ouderkirk was let go for failing to sufficiently disclose his business relationships with Pitt's attorneys, something Jolie had been petitioning for since August 2020. The 2nd District Court of Appeal in California granted Jolie’s request to have the judge removed on 23 July, raising questions over the judge’s ability to remain impartial. Judge Ouderkirk had awarded Pitt joint custody over the couple’s five minor children...
Pavard responds to Pogba on-pitch rant and admits he’s ‘less sexy’ than Alexander-Arnold and Hakimi
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Pavard responds to Pogba on-pitch rant and admits he’s ‘less sexy’ than Alexander-Arnold and Hakimi

The Bayern Munich defender incurred the wrath of a fellow France international during the Nations League final, but has been talking up his ability Benjamin Pavard claims to have no issue with Paul Pogba following an on-field rant from the Manchester United star during France’s victory in the UEFA Nations League final, with the pair now friends again after seeing tempers flare in the heat of battle. A World Cup-winning midfielder lost his cool with an international colleague during a 2-1 win over Spain, with Pogba demanding more from Pavard after being forced to leave his central role to provide cover at right-back. The issue quickly blew over, as Les Bleus went on to claim the ultimate prize, and apologies were offered afterwards by a 28-year-old who expects nothing but the best ...
Shameless’ actor and Last Comic Standing Alum Ricarlo Flanagan dies at 40 after contracting COVID
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Shameless’ actor and Last Comic Standing Alum Ricarlo Flanagan dies at 40 after contracting COVID

American actor and comedian, Ricarlo Flanagan, whose credits include Shameless, Inscure and Last Comin Standing, has died at the age of 40. Flanagan died over the weekend after contracting COVID-19 several weeks ago, his agent, Stu Golfman of KMR Talent, tells PEOPLE. 'Sadly this pandemic has taken the life of an extremely talented performer and even nicer human being,' his agent, Stu Golfman said in a statement. 'Ricarlo will be greatly missed.' Flanagan addressed his battle with COVID-19 earlier this month on his Twitter page, writing, 'This COVID is no joke. I don't wish this on anybody.' Flanagan's first stormed the world of comedy happened in 2007, when he discovered a flyer on a telephone pole in Ann Arbor, Michigan, advertising for comedy classes. After attending one c...
Actor Granville Adams dies at 58 after long battle with cancer
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Actor Granville Adams dies at 58 after long battle with cancer

American actor, Granville Adams has died at the age of 58. The actor, best known for his role as Zahir Arif in HBO's Oz, lost his battle with cancer on Sunday, October 10, Variety reports. The actor died with his wife by his side, an Instagram post shared by his family on his account said. "Today our beloved Granville Adams has passed and is now with God. After a long hard-fought battle with Cancer, Granny has ascended to the heavens. Gran spent his last days surrounded by his loved ones, family, and close friends. His wife Christina was by his side the entire time and was alone with him when he passed. Granny is now in peace and not suffering anymore. He fought till the end with a strength, beauty and grace like no other, putting his family before himself til the final moments...
BBNaija: Pere evicted, emerges second runner up of season 6
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BBNaija: Pere evicted, emerges second runner up of season 6

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, Pere has emerged as the second runner up of the reality show. He was the fourth housemate to be evicted from the ‘Shine Ya Eye’ edition after Cross, Emmanuel and Angel. This may come as a surprise to some viewers as Pere’s stay in the house was marred from being the wild-card to the twist last week which had him battle for top six with Angel. Pere known as ‘The General’ was criticised during his reign as the head of house and how he spoke to the housemates. However, this turned out in his favour as the last weeks of the house saw Pere mingle with housemates, a developemnt that apparently won him many fans. Although his journey to winning N90m has been cut short, Pere went home with a brand new car he won days ago from Innoson mo...
BBNaija: Whitemoney not happy to see us – Angel tells Pere
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BBNaija: Whitemoney not happy to see us – Angel tells Pere

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, Angel has said that Whitemoney is unhappy to see her and Pere. Angel said this on Monday night after she returned to the house following her fake eviction. “Whitemoney is not happy that we’re back, that his laugh was fake,” Angel told Pere. Recall that Pere and Angel were taken to the white room for some hours and asked to play a game to secure a spot to the finale. However, at the end of the game, Biggie announced that both of them would join the finalists for their performance during the game. This was celebrated by viewers who criticised the organisers for the twist which had Pere battling with Angel to get back into the house. The return of Pere and Angel means six finalists are into the final week of ‘Shine Ya Eye’ sea...
Ballon d’Or 2021: Emerson names player that Should win award
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Ballon d’Or 2021: Emerson names player that Should win award

Lyon defender, Emerson Palmieri, has backed Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho, to win the Ballon d’Or this year. Emerson, who is currently on loan at Lyon from Chelsea, stated this ahead of the Blues’ Champions League clash with Juventus on Wednesday. According to him, Jorginho deserves the Ballon d’ Or after winning the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the Euro 2020. Recall that the Ballon d’ Or was not handed out in 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking on which player deserves to win the Ballon d’ Or this year, Emerson told La Gazzetta dello Sport, “Donnarumma [PSG goalkeeper] did great things at AC Milan. “Like me, Jorginho won everything, but he has played at a high level for a couple of seasons. He deserves it [Ballon d’ Or].” ...
How is this different from Nigerian politics – Actor Frederick Leonard calls out BBNaija organizers for giving Pere and Angel an opportunity to battle in the top five
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How is this different from Nigerian politics – Actor Frederick Leonard calls out BBNaija organizers for giving Pere and Angel an opportunity to battle in the top five

Actor Frederick Leonard has called out Big Brother Naija organizers for giving Pere and Angel an opportunity to battle in the top five even though Pere got more votes than his co-housemates. Leonard who wondered how the decision is different from Nigerian politics, also pointed out that people went out of their way to vote for him, and that the organizers made viewers believe their votes will count. The actor asked what will become of Pere if he loses the white room task even though he had more votes than Angel. Leonard also asked the organizers to do the right thing. He wrote; WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS AND NIGERIAN POLITICS? WHY ASK PEOPLE TO VOTE IF THEIR VOTES WON'T COUNT? So If @pereegbiofficial Loses the Puzzle in the White Room Will he Go HOME? Even Thou...
BBNaija: How viewers voted for Nini, Saga, Queen
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BBNaija: How viewers voted for Nini, Saga, Queen

Following the eviction of Queen, Saga and Nini from the Season 6 edition of the Big Brother reality show, organisers have published details of how Nigerians voted for their favourite housemates. DAILY POST recalls that Angel, Saga, Pere, Queen and Nini were nominated for eviction last week Monday. Three housemates were evicted leaving Cross, Emmanuel, Whitemoney, Liquorose in the finale. Pere and Angel’s eviction were fake as they will have to battle for a spot in the finale. There are now four housemates in the house to battle for the N90million grand prize. The winner of the show will be crowned at the season’s finale on October 3rd, 2021. Here is how Nigerians voted: Saga: 1.95% Nini: 2.16% Queen: 9.08% Pere: 25.31%
Brighton’s Potter provides injury updates on Bissouma and Mwepu ahead of Crystal Palace
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Brighton’s Potter provides injury updates on Bissouma and Mwepu ahead of Crystal Palace

The Seagulls boss reveals the injury news as they travel to London for their sixth Premier League match, this time at Selhurst Park Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter has delivered mixed injury news ahead of the team’s Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace on Monday. The Seagulls are waiting for updates on the services of Mali international Yves Bissouma and Zambia’s Enock Mwepu. Bissouma injured his knee during the team’s 2-1 win against Leicester City while Mwepu suffered a groin injury in the warm-up of the Swansea battle in the Carabao Cup which they won 2-0.
BBNaija: Yousef evicted from reality show
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BBNaija: Yousef evicted from reality show

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, Yousef, has been evicted from the reality show. The housemate was evicted during the eviction live show after scoring the lowest vote. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, BBNaija official host made this known during the live eviction show on Sunday. This leaves 11 housemates to battle for grand prize worth N90m in the next two weeks. It is not certain if more housemates will be evicted tonight.
“I know I’m not without mistakes” – Tuface writes as he shares loved-up photo with wife, Annie, weeks after she called him out on social media
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“I know I’m not without mistakes” – Tuface writes as he shares loved-up photo with wife, Annie, weeks after she called him out on social media

Tuface Idibia has released a loved-up photo with wife, Annie Idibia, while acknowledging that he makes mistakes. The singer was called out by his wife weeks back. She also called out his family and his children's mothers. Annie accused Tuface of sleeping under the same roof with one of his other children's mothers, Pero Adeniyi . This accusation led to a bitter online battle between Annie and Tuface's family, with Tuface's brother, Charles Idibia, and his wife hitting back at Annie and insulting her mother . Annie's brothers then weighed in, slamming the Idibias for insulting their mother. Tuface responded days later, asking the public to allow them resolve their issues privately. Today, being his birthday,  Tuface,  who turns 46, released a photo of him kissing Annie. ...
BBNaija: Jackie B evicted from reality show
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BBNaija: Jackie B evicted from reality show

Big Brother Naija season 6 housemate, Jackie B has been evicted from the reality show. She was evicted on Sunday at the live eviction show by the host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu Earlier, Jaypaul was evicted from the show leaving 12 housemates to battle for a grand prize worth N90m. The season 6 edition of the show will end on October 3rd 2021.
BBNaija: Cross has a Strategy – JayPaul tells housemates
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BBNaija: Cross has a Strategy – JayPaul tells housemates

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, Jay Paul had identified Cross as one housemate with a strategy. Jackie B, during the question and answer game on Thursday night, asked JayPaul who he thinks has a strategy in the house. JayPaul, responding, mentioned Cross. According to him,” Cross has a strategy that is working for him in this house.” Pere, however, countered him saying Cross is the least housemate with a strategy in the house. JayPaul also said Angel will be one housemate that will do anything for highlights outside the house. Meanwhile, about 13 housemates are remaining in the BBNaija ‘Shine Ya Eye’ season to battle for the grand prize worth N90m.
Arsene Wenger recruits John Terry, Michael Owen, Drogba as FIFA fights to host World Cup every 2 years
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Arsene Wenger recruits John Terry, Michael Owen, Drogba as FIFA fights to host World Cup every 2 years

Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has recruited John Terry and Michael Owen into FIFA’s heavy artillery in the battle to force through a World Cup every two years, according to The Sun, UK. Terry and Owen are among a host of legendary ex-internationals announced as the new members of FIFA’s “Technical Advisory Group”. Didier Drogba, Geremi, German, Jurgen Klinsmann and Lothar Matthaus, Marco Materazzi, Roberto Carlos, Peter Schmeichel and Yaya Toure are other football greats also enlisted. They will give heavyweight support as Wenger, alongside Fifa President, officially outlines his World Cup proposals despite the growing criticism from European football.   The European Club Association, ECA, has held a two-day emergency meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, for the pur...
Arsene Wenger Recruits John Terry, Michael Owen, Drogba as FIFA fights to host World Cup every 2 years
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Arsene Wenger Recruits John Terry, Michael Owen, Drogba as FIFA fights to host World Cup every 2 years

Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has recruited John Terry and Michael Owen into FIFA’s heavy artillery in the battle to force through a World Cup every two years, according to The Sun, UK. Terry and Owen are among a host of legendary ex-internationals announced as the new members of FIFA’s “Technical Advisory Group”. Didier Drogba, Geremi, German, Jurgen Klinsmann and Lothar Matthaus, Marco Materazzi, Roberto Carlos, Peter Schmeichel and Yaya Toure are other football greats also enlisted. They will give heavyweight support as Wenger, alongside Fifa President, officially outlines his World Cup proposals despite the growing criticism from European football. The European Club Association, ECA, has held a two-day emergency meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, for the purpose of ki...
Police confirm killing of two gang leaders in Rivers community
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Police confirm killing of two gang leaders in Rivers community

Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the killing of two notorious cult gang leaders allegedly terrorizing Ibaa community in Emohua Local Government Area of the state. The command said the officers while acting on credible information, arrested one Goodluck Ezekwu A.K.A ‘Big Daddy, the leader of the notorious gang who killed a member a local vigilante group in Ibaa, Amobi Oguzo and his son, Prince Oguzo two weeks ago. The Command in a statement on Monday by its Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni said Big Daddy who was “arrested in Imo State and taken to custody”. The statement said during interrogation he made a useful confessions and led the police team to Ibaa community, where one Ebere Amesi and other members of the gang were hibernating. According to the statement, ...
Girls Aloud singer, Sarah Harding dies aged 39 following breast cancer battle
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Girls Aloud singer, Sarah Harding dies aged 39 following breast cancer battle

Girls Aloud singer, Sarah Harding has died following a battle with breast cancer, aged 39. Sarah's mum, Marie Hardman, confirmed the heartbreaking news on Sarah's Instagram page. She shared a picture of Sarah and wrote: "A message from Sarah's mum. "It’s with deep heartbreak that today I’m sharing the news that my beautiful daughter Sarah has sadly passed away. Many of you will know of Sarah’s battle with cancer and that she fought so strongly from her diagnosis until her last day. She slipped away peacefully this morning. I’d like to thank everyone for their kind support over the past year. "It meant the world to Sarah and it gave her great strength and comfort to know she was loved. I know she won’t want to be remembered for her fight against this terrible disease – she w...
Ogun APC holds parallel LG congresses
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Ogun APC holds parallel LG congresses

Governor Dapo Abiodun and Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) conducted parallel congresses across the 20 Local Government Areas of Ogun State on Saturday. Recall that the two groups had earlier inaugurated parallel ward executives as the battle for the soul of the APC structure in Ogun State heats up. Saturday’s parallel congresses came up in spite of the warning by the Chairman of the State Congress Committee, Wale Ohu, against the same. At different locations, the two factions elected their local government party executive officers through consensus arrangements. DAILY POST reports that there were no cases of violence during the exercise that witnessed an impressive turnout of APC members across the State. In Abeokuta South, Gov Abiod...
Dutch GP: Max Verstappen just holds off Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for superb home pole
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Dutch GP: Max Verstappen just holds off Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for superb home pole

Max Verstappen will start his home Dutch Grand Prix on pole ahead of Lewis Hamilton after another pulsating and ultra-close battle between Formula 1's title rivals in Saturday's qualifying. Delighting the masses of passionate orange-clad fans in Zandvoort's first qualifying since 1985, Verstappen was in majestic form throughout the session - nailing lap after lap right into the final stages of Q3, when his 1:08.885 appeared to seal a comfortable pole for Red Bull. But Hamilton very nearly snatched what would have been an unlikely, and unpopular, fastest time with the very last lap as the Mercedes driver, despite his disrupted weekend, somehow got close to Verstappen. Hamilton and Verstappen, who are separated by only three points in the championship, were split by just 0.038s ...
Britney Spears’ Boyfriend, Sam Ashgari Spotted Shopping for Rings at Cartier
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Britney Spears’ Boyfriend, Sam Ashgari Spotted Shopping for Rings at Cartier

There are speculations that Britney Spears's boyfriend, Sam Ashgari might pop the question soon after being spotted shopping for rings at Cartier. TMZ reported that Britney's boyfriend of over 4 years went ring shopping on Thursday September 2, and he was seen in photos shared online taking photos of one of the rings that caught his eye. The saleswoman eventually brought out what appeared to be a diamond ring so Sam could get a better look. Recall that while in court in June 2020, Britney Spears who is enmeshed in a conservatorship battle with her father, said she had marriage on her mind. According to the singer, the big motivator in getting out of the conservatorship was to be able to get married and have children; both things she claimed she was blocked from ...
Britney Spears won’t be Charged with Battery after Dispute with her Housekeeper
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Britney Spears won’t be Charged with Battery after Dispute with her Housekeeper

Singer Britney Spears won't face charges after her housekeeper accused her of a physical altercation that involved slapping a phone out of her (housekeeper) hand. A complaint was filed against 39-year-old Spears by her housekeeper, who alleged that the singer slapped her cellphone out of her hands. There was no injury to the housekeeper or significant damage to the phone, a review by the sheriff’s office concluded. Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko said on Wednesday September 1, that the investigation found “insufficient evidence that a crime had occurred".  According to the district attorney's office, the housekeeper had told deputies the phone's screen protector had been damaged, however this was not the case after an investigation was carried out. Spears' lawy...
Drake announces his new album will be Released on Friday after Longtime rival Kanye West Dropped Donda
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Drake announces his new album will be Released on Friday after Longtime rival Kanye West Dropped Donda

Drake has announced his highly anticipated new album, "Certified Lover Boy" will drop on Friday, September 3. Certified Lover Boy will be the 34-year-old's sixth studio album. The Canadian rapper made the announcement in a social media post on Monday just a day after his long-time rival, Kanye West released his new album, Donda. 'CERTIFIED LOVER BOY SEPTEMBER 3,' Drake wrote in an Instagram caption. His post included an image of 12 pregnant women emojis in all different skin tones. The announcement means both Drake and rival Kanye West will battle it out on the music charts with their new albums as they will be released just about a week apart.
Head of IPOB/ESN group killed by police during raid in Imo state
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Head of IPOB/ESN group killed by police during raid in Imo state

A number of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) members were killed in a clash with the police during a raid on their camp located at Akata in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State on Friday, August 27. The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Hussaini, confirmed this to newsmen in Owerri. He said that credible information by the Imo Command’s intelligence unit revealed that a group suspected to be IPOB/ESN members were seen mobilising to attack police formations and government installations from their camp located at Akata in Oru East LGA of Imo State. It was learnt that the Commissioner of Police, Hussaini Rabiu, immediately dispatched the command’s Special Forces and tactical teams led by the officer-in-charge of Operation Restore Pe...
Manchester United takes decision on Chelsea’s transfer target, Tchouameni
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Manchester United takes decision on Chelsea’s transfer target, Tchouameni

Manchester United have decided not to battle Premier League rivals Chelsea in the race to sign Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni despite being linked with a move for the midfielder this summer, Manchester Evening News reports. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side does not expect to make any more signings before the window closes and are more focused on getting players off their books, with Andreas Pereira likely to be the first player out of Old Trafford in a loan move to Flamengo. Man United and Chelsea are both in the transfer market for a new defensive midfielder and have been eyeing West Ham’s Declan Rice, but the Hammers do not want to sell the England international. West Ham is expected to demand around £100 million at this late stage in the transfer window for Rice. That has seen bo...
Actress Doris Chima dies after battling cancer
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Actress Doris Chima dies after battling cancer

Nollywood actress Doris Chima is dead.  The veteran actress died after a long battle with breast cancer. She was diagnosed with the ailment in 2020 and her breast was cut off to prevent further damage While confirming her demise, the chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Lagos state chapter, Emeka Rising Ibe, said he is still in shock over the sad incident as Chima was a dedicated member and good woman. “She called me last week and pleaded due to ill health not to remove her from the verification exercise I embarked on to ascertain true members of the guild in Lagos. Yesterday morning, I got a call that she was dead. Though I am yet to visit the family but it is a great loss for us. I pray for the repose of her soul.”he said May her soul rest in peace, Amen.  
Thomas singles out one player after Arsenal’s defeat to Brentford
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Thomas singles out one player after Arsenal’s defeat to Brentford

Brentford boss, Thomas Frank, has singled out Ivan Toney for praise following his side’s Premier League 2-0 win against Arsenal on Friday night. Frank said Toney’s presence was unbelievable, adding that the striker was in constant battle with Arsenal centre-backs during the encounter. Two goals from Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard gave Brentford all three points against Arsenal at home. “Unbelievable presence, how he [Ivan Toney] led the team. Constant battle with the centre-backs. He did many good things with link-up play and set-pieces in both boxes,” Frank told BBC. He added, “We didn’t have any Premier League experience – maybe 30 minutes. We believe if we have players with quality and the right character, then there is no problems.” “Of course, this i...
”I have been told that this is the will of God but I’m still struggling with it”- Singer, Sound Sultan’s wife, Farida, pens down touching tribute to him one month after his demise
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”I have been told that this is the will of God but I’m still struggling with it”- Singer, Sound Sultan’s wife, Farida, pens down touching tribute to him one month after his demise

On July 11, veteran singer, Olanrewaju Fasasi aka Sound Sultan, passed on in the US after a battle with cancer. This morning, August 11, his wife of 11 years, Farida, took to her Instagram page to pen down a touching tribute to him. In her post, Farida said living without the singer has been the worst punishment life has thrown her way. She said she has been told that this is the will of God for her but that she struggles to accept the will. She thanked the singer for giving her the best of himself during their years together as a couple. She added that their love was perfect and that she is totally lost without him. She used the medium to thank everyone for the support towards her family since the demise of her husband. Read what she wrote below ''On the 11th of July 2021 my...
De Gea claims ‘I have a lot of years left at Manchester United’ as keeper marks 10-year anniversary
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De Gea claims ‘I have a lot of years left at Manchester United’ as keeper marks 10-year anniversary

The 30-year-old looks set to battle with Dean Henderson for the starting role at Old Trafford this season Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has marked his 10-year anniversary at the club by saying he plans on staying at Old Trafford for many more years. De Gea joined United from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and has gone on to become one of the club's all-time top goalkeepers, making 441 appearances thus far. Though there has been some speculation that De Gea could make way for Dean Henderson as United's starter, the Spaniard does not sound like a man planning on leaving any time soon.
Why Percy Tau must resist Al Ahly & Mosimane reunion
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Why Percy Tau must resist Al Ahly & Mosimane reunion

The South Africa forward has been tipped for an exit from Brighton & Hove Albion, but is a switch to Egypt wise? Percy Tau has been heavily linked with the Brighton & Hove Albion exit door over the last week, with the South Africa forward rumoured to be attracting the interest of Egyptian giants and reigning continental champions Al Ahly. On one hand, there’s logic behind the potential switch. Tau appears to have lost his way in European football, having played a limited role for the Seagulls in their battle against the drop after returning from his loan deal midway through last season.
Six policemen feared killed as gunmen attack Checkpoint in Enugu
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Six policemen feared killed as gunmen attack Checkpoint in Enugu

Several persons including six policemen were killed when unknown gunmen attacked a Police checkpoint in Amodu, Obeagu-Amechi in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu state. It was gathered that the gunmen attacked the checkpoint located at Obeagu Uno shortly after Inyaba Bridge around 7:30 pm on Wednesday night, July 21. It was further learnt that unknown number of bystanders and commuters died from stray bullets while others sustained various degrees of injuries as the police engaged the gunmen in a fierce battle. According to eyewitnesses, the attack which started about 5:30pm at a busy spot at Mmiri Ocha Amodu lasted till about 7pm. The assailants who came from Agbani axis of the road had first encounter with policemen at 4 Corner and in Amagunze in Nkanu East Counc...
Paul Merson Predicts club to win title this season
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Paul Merson Predicts club to win title this season

  Arsenal legend, Paul Merson has predicted Manchester City to win the 2021-22 Premier League title ahead of Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool. Man City won the 2020/21 Premier League title ahead of Man United, Liverpool and Chelsea. But Merson believes Pep Guardiola’s men will retain the English top-flight league title. He told Sportskeeda, “I strongly believe this could be one of the tightest ones [Premier League title races] in recent memory. “Man City, Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool can all win the title – that is a four-way battle for the Premier League crown and I do not expect any of them to run away with it by a margin of double-digit points. “Some might say Manchester City winning the Premier League title is not exactly a bold prediction, but a...
Four suspected cultists arrested during supremacy battle in Ogun
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Four suspected cultists arrested during supremacy battle in Ogun

Four members of a dreaded cult group were on Saturday, July 17, arrested by men of Ogun state police command during a supremacy battle between Aye and Eiye confraternity in Atan Ota area of Ogun state. The suspects, Olusegun Owoola 26, Gbenga Akinkade 34, Jinadu Waliu 30 and Sanni Hammed 27 were arrested following a distress call received by the Dpo Atan Ota division Csp Abolade Oladigbolu at about 4am of the date that the two groups were on a rampage at a Hotel road area Atan Ota, and that there are sporadic gunshots in the area. Police sources say the DPO immediately mobilized his men and moved to the scene where they met the two groups engaging themselves in a serious gun battle. The policemen engaged the hoodlums and subsequently subdued them, at the end of which four amongst...
Solskjaer Identifies Player Man United should sign as Pogba’s replacement
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Solskjaer Identifies Player Man United should sign as Pogba’s replacement

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has identified Lyon midfielder, Houssem Aouar, as Paul Pogba’s replacement at Old Trafford. Solskjaer views Aouar as a suitable replacement for Pogba, according to ESPN. Man United will have to battle Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, who are also believed to be interested in Aouar. Aouar is under contract at Lyon for a further two years, but the Ligue 1 club are said to be open to the idea of selling the 23-year-old this summer. Meanwhile, Pogba’s future at Man United is currently unclear. The 28-year-old is yet to sign a new contract at Man United and would be allowed to leave the Red Devils for free next summer if nothing is agreed. The France international will be a free agent as of next summer and is...
TB Joshua: Is There A Leadership Succession Battle At SCOAN? Find Out What The Church Has To Say
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TB Joshua: Is There A Leadership Succession Battle At SCOAN? Find Out What The Church Has To Say

The Synagogue Church Of All Nations, SCOAN has come out to debunk widespread reports that there was a succession battle in the church. Following the death of SCOAN’s founder, Prophet Temitope Joshua popularly known as TB Joshua, there have been series of speculations on the leadership of the church.   DAILY POST recalls that while some platforms reported that the wife of the late prophet, Mrs Evelyn Joshua was appointed to succeed her husband as the leader of the church, some other newspapers reported that there was an indication that one of the disciples of TB Joshua would take over the leadership. Reacting to a fresh report by a popular newspaper, SCOAN, in a statement posted on the ministry’s Facebook page on Thursday, said there was no succession battle in the church. ...
Famous Dutch Crime reporter, Peter R. de Vries dies nine days after being shot in Amsterdam
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Famous Dutch Crime reporter, Peter R. de Vries dies nine days after being shot in Amsterdam

Famous Dutch crime reporter, Peter R de Vries has died nine days after he was shot in Amsterdam. Quoting a family statement, RTL News, the Dutch network De Vries regularly contributed to, said: "Peter fought to the end, but was unable to win the battle." "Peter has lived by his conviction: 'On bended knee is no way to be free,'" the family statement said. "We are unbelievably proud of him and at the same time inconsolable." The statement also requested privacy for De Vries' partner and loved ones to "process his death in peace". Police said De Vries was shot in Lange Leidsedwarsstraat, close to a large public square in Amsterdam. The attack happened after the journalist, 64, made a regular appearance on a current affairs television show. Two suspects have been detain...
Nigerian Basketball team honor Sound Sultan with a warmup shirt that has his face before their pre-Olympics match against Australia
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Nigerian Basketball team honor Sound Sultan with a warmup shirt that has his face before their pre-Olympics match against Australia

Nigerian Basketball team, D'Tigers honored late Nigerian veteran singer Sound Sultan with a warmup shirt that has his face on it before their pre-Olympics match against Australia last night. Sound Sultan who died on Sunday July 11 after a battle with lung cancer, was a basketball enthusiast during his lifetime. They also observed a minute silence for Sound Sultan before the game against Australia. Watch the video below.......... The team had earlier dedicated their victory against Argentina and the United States to the late singer.
”I Promise you your fam will be safe and good”- 2Face Idibia pays tribute to his colleague and close friend Sound Sultan
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”I Promise you your fam will be safe and good”- 2Face Idibia pays tribute to his colleague and close friend Sound Sultan

Singer, 2Face Idibia has reacted to the demise of his colleague and close friend, Sound Sultan, who died after a battle with Angioimmunoblastic t-cell lymphoma on Sunday, July 11. In a post shared on his Instagram page, 2face expressed his sadness over the death of Sound Sultan who he described as his friend and brother. He promised to ensure that the family of the late singer will be ''safe and good''. ''Couldn't bring myself to do this but what can we do. Rest well. Till we meet again my dear friend and brother. Still so unreal. Will never stop celebrating u. I promise u your fam will be safe and good. #GRATEFUL for u and the blessings that u represented in my life.''he wrote
Messi’s Rivals for Ballon d’Or this year revealed [Full list]
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Messi’s Rivals for Ballon d’Or this year revealed [Full list]

Argentina and Barcelona captain Lionel Messi’s reported rivals for this year’s Ballon d’Or have been revealed. According to Mundo Deportivo, Messi, who won Copa del Rey with Barcelona this year, will battle Chelsea and Italy hero, Jorginho, as well as France midfielder, N’Golo Kante for the Ballon d’ Or. The 34-year-old won his first trophy for Argentina last weekend as they defeated Brazil 1-0 in the Copa America final at the Maracana Stadium, thanks to Angel Di Maria’s first-half goal. The Barcelona number 10, who scored the most goals at Copa America, also won the player of the tournament. Meanwhile, Kante has been tipped to win the Ballon d’ Or following his outstanding display for Chelsea against Manchester City as they won the 2020/21 Champions League. Kante also w...
Sound Sultan: Super Eagles, Amokachi mourn late Nigerian music legend
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Sound Sultan: Super Eagles, Amokachi mourn late Nigerian music legend

The Nigerian rapper and songwriter was confirmed dead on Sunday after a hard-fought battle with throat cancer in the United States Nigeria's Super Eagles, former Everton forward Daniel Amokachi, and Leganes defender Kenneth Omeruo have joined the rest of the world in mourning the death of Nigerian music legend Olanrewaju Fasasi, who is known as Sound Sultan. Sound Sultan died at the age of 44 on Sunday after battling with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. Sound Sultan, who rose to prominence under Kennis Music in the early 2000s, was an avid supporter of the Nigerian national team and he even charged them to victory in major tournaments with a single titled 'No tension', featuring former goalkeeper Emmanuel Babayaro.
I am always in tears’ – Ex-Super Eagles player Chukunyere reveals how he battled depression
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I am always in tears’ – Ex-Super Eagles player Chukunyere reveals how he battled depression

The former Kano Pillars and Hibernians striker has opened up on his battle with depression after injury cost his career Former Nigeria international Ndubisi Chukunyere says he went into depression after he was forced to quit football due to persistent injury worries. The retired striker suffered a knock on his knee during his time at Nigeria Professional Football League side Kano Pillars in 1993. Despite playing with the injury when it was not yet completely healed, the Nigerian kept putting up impressive performances – which earned him a move to Malta top-flight side, Hibernians in 1997.
Warri-based Clergyman, Archbishop Goddowell Avwomakpa, Remarries one year after Demise of his Wife
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Warri-based Clergyman, Archbishop Goddowell Avwomakpa, Remarries one year after Demise of his Wife

Former CAN chairman in Delta State and the senior pastor of Christ Missionaries Crusaders Church, Archbishop Goddowell Avwomakpa, has found love again. Avwomakpa got married to his new found love, Lady Sarah from Plateau state, in his church on Saturday, July 10. His wedding comes one year after the demise of his wife, Victoria Avwomakpa. Late Mrs Avwomakpa died after a long battle with an ailment on June 12, 2020. Bishop Avwomakpa turned 73 on April 20, 2021. See more photos from the clergyman's wedding below...
Napoli and Atalanta battle for Malmo defender Ahmedhodzic amid Premier League interest
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Napoli and Atalanta battle for Malmo defender Ahmedhodzic amid Premier League interest

The 22-year-old Bosnia-Herzegovina central defender has impressed in Sweden, and is attracting admirers from England and Italy Serie A rivals Napoli and Atalanta are ready to battle for the signature of Malmo defender Anel Ahmedhodzic with Premier League clubs also interested, Goal can reveal. The 22-year-old Bosnia-Herzegovina international central defender - who was born and raised in Sweden - has impressed with Malmo and last season was named both best defender and best young player in the Allsvenskan. Ahmedhodzic is now ready to step up to a bigger European league, and is attracting interest from both England and Italy.
Naomi Osaka agrees to address press at Tokyo Olympics
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Naomi Osaka agrees to address press at Tokyo Olympics

Tennis star Naomi Osaka said Monday she wants to be on top form at the Olympics and will take part in press conferences, after pulling out of several tournaments citing her struggles with depression and anxiety. The world number two told Japan’s national broadcaster NHK she was getting ready to play on home turf at the pandemic-postponed Tokyo Games, after having withdrawn from Wimbledon and the French Open. “I am preparing myself little by little so I can be at the top of my game for the Olympics,” the 23-year-old wrote in a message published by the broadcaster. “Since getting the attention of the world, I’ve always had bouts of anxiety. This is especially the case in the lead up to big competitions.” Osaka set off a debate about mental health in June after abandoning her ...

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