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Man dodges death after his phone case blocked a bullet fired at him
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Man dodges death after his phone case blocked a bullet fired at him

A man managed to escape death after his Incredible Hulk mobile phone case blocked a bullet which was fired at him. The unnamed victim was shot on October 7 and was admitted to the University Hospital in the city of Petrolina in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco. Police rushed to the scene but the suspects reportedly fled before officers had arrived, and the victim was taken to hospital by paramedics. Doctors initially feared the worse for the victim, until they realised that the bullet didn't penetrate his skin. Man dodges death after his phone case blocked a bullet fired at him It was reported that the bullet had only grazed the victim's hip before being blocked by his Incredible Hulk phone case. Man dodges death after his phone case blocked a bullet fired at him It w...
Nigeria exact revenge on Central African Republic with 2-0 win
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Nigeria exact revenge on Central African Republic with 2-0 win

Nigeria on Sunday avenged their 1-0 defeat to the Central African Republic, with a 2-0 victory. The three-time African champions were shocked at home by the Wild Beasts on Thursday, in a 2022 World Cup qualifying game. However, on Sunday, Gernot Rohr’s men made their superiority count in Douala, Cameroon. Leon Balogun volleyed the Super Eagles into the lead in the first half before Victor Osimhen doubled their advantage just before the break. Osimhen failed to add another goal, as he saw his effort blocked on the line. With this win, Nigeria remain top of Group C with nine points from four games while CAR remain on four points
Hause the hero after Bruno penalty howler
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Hause the hero after Bruno penalty howler

Bruno Fernandes missed a stoppage-time penalty as Aston Villa prevented Manchester United moving top of the Premier League with a deserved 1-0 victory at Old Trafford. Just when it seemed a catalogue of missed gilt-edged chances would cost Villa a first win at Old Trafford since 2009, defender Kortney Hause broke the deadlock two minutes from time with a brilliant near-post header past a helpless David de Gea. In a dramatic late finale, Hause went from hero to villain in the space of three minutes when he was adjudged to have blocked substitute Edinson Cavani's header with his arm in added time. VAR upheld the contentious on-field decision but Villa justice was served when penalty specialist Fernandes - having kept the ball from Cristiano Ronaldo - blazed woefully over the targe...
Drunk Nicholas Cage mistaken for homeless man as he’s kicked out of Vegas restaurant for becoming aggressive
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Drunk Nicholas Cage mistaken for homeless man as he’s kicked out of Vegas restaurant for becoming aggressive

Hollywood star, Nicholas Cage was filmed being kicked out of a fancy Las Vegas restaurant after getting into a drunken tiff with staff and was "mistaken for a homeless man" by onlookers. In a video shared by The Sun, the actor, 57, is seen being escorted out of Lawry's Prime Rib near the famous Las Vegas strip last week. According to the publication, eyewitnesses mistook the Oscar winner for a drunk homeless person. They told The Sun that according to staff, Nicolas had been drinking expensive whiskey and shots of tequila before becoming aggressive. He was then thrown out of the restaurant and was blocked from apparently attempting to come back into the eatery by a woman believed to be a female member of staff. A source, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Su...
Twitter ban: Discussions with the Nigerian government have been respectful and productive – Twitter Spokesperson
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Twitter ban: Discussions with the Nigerian government have been respectful and productive – Twitter Spokesperson

Social media giant, Twitter has said that its discussion with the Nigerian government on restoration of its services in the country have been respectful and productive. A Twitter spokesperson in a statement made available to Peoples Gazette on Monday evening as the controversial ban hits 100 days, said they will continue to engage with the Nigerian government to discuss why Twitter has been blocked and ways to resolve the matter. The statement read; “Discussions with the Nigerian government have been respectful and productive – we look forward to seeing the service restored very soon. “We continue to engage with the Nigerian government to discuss why Twitter has been blocked and ways to resolve the matter. We are committed to charting a path forward to the restoration of Twit...
Ferguson reveals how he blocked Ronaldo’s move to Man City
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Ferguson reveals how he blocked Ronaldo’s move to Man City

Legendary Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has confirmed he blocked Cristiano Ronaldo from making a possible switch to Manchester City. According to Ferguson, he could not imagine the 36-year-old playing for their city rivals. The Scot is understood to have phoned Ronaldo personally to persuade him to return to Old Trafford. Speaking with ViaPlay, Ferguson has now revealed he also spoke to United’s owners to make the deal happen. “I’m excited like everyone else, there was anticipation all day yesterday and waking up in the morning. I speak for all supporters – it’s a great day for Manchester United. “A lot of people played their part (in bringing Ronaldo back) and I contributed knowing that really Cristiano wanted to come here and that was important. It worked...
Brazil vs Peru: Neymar, Ribeiro lift Brazil in nine EPL stars’ absence
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Brazil vs Peru: Neymar, Ribeiro lift Brazil in nine EPL stars’ absence

Everton Ribeiro and Neymar scored the goals for an under-strength Brazil, who were missing nine Premier League stars who had been blocked from travelling for this week’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers by their clubs because of Covid-19 concerns. Brazil have now won all eight of their qualifying games and have 24 points. Among the nine players are Liverpool’s Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino, Manchester City pair Ederson and Gabriel Jesus, Thiago Silva of Chelsea, and Manchester United’s Fred. Uruguay moved into third place in the standings with 15 points after an injury-time winner from Gaston Pereiro gave them a 1-0 win over Ecuador in Montevideo. Ecuador are fourth on 13 points, level with Colombia who advanced up the table on Thursday with a convincing 3-1 win over Chile in...
Bandits abduct wife and two children of Katsina assembly member
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Bandits abduct wife and two children of Katsina assembly member

Wife and two children of Katsina assembly member, Ibrahim Aminu Kurami have been abducted by bandits. The bandits invaded the Kurami home town of the lawmaker representing Bakori constituency in Katsina House of Assembly on motorbikes and cars around 8pm on Saturday night. Daily Trust reported that they blocked the Funtua-Katsina road for minutes, while the abduction of the Kurami family went on at his home. A source told the publication; “Immediately after Ishaa’i prayers we started hearing gun shots in the town, before we know it they already positioned themselves in the strategic places of the town to avert any possible move by the residents to engage them. “They went straight to the to the home of the Honourable Member and made away with his wife and two children.” He...
Osun: Residents lament as security personnel block major road ahead of APC ward executives’ inauguration
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Osun: Residents lament as security personnel block major road ahead of APC ward executives’ inauguration

Commuters and commercial transporters have accused the Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of blocking and disrupting the free flow of traffic on the Gbongan-Ibadan road, Ogo-Oluwa Area, Osogbo. DAILY POST observed on Friday morning that the main access road in and out of the Osun State capital was blocked by security personnel who had been deployed heavily to the party secretariat located on the Gbongan-Ibadan road, Ogo-Oluwa, Osogbo, ahead of the inauguration of APC ward executives and stakeholders meeting prior to the local government congress slated for Saturday 4th September, 2021. The presence of armed security personnel around the APC state secretariat has instilled palpable fear on the residents and commercial drivers lamented bitterly as the security op...
Roma director claims Xhaka wanted out of Arsenal but saw Emirates Stadium exit blocked
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Roma director claims Xhaka wanted out of Arsenal but saw Emirates Stadium exit blocked

Tiago Pinto says missing out on the Swiss midfielder is his biggest "regret" of the summer, but claims positive business was done at Stadio Olimpico Roma director Tiago Pinto claims Granit Xhaka wanted to leave Arsenal but had his Emirates Stadium exit blocked and a new contract put on the table. The Switzerland international midfielder was expected to head out of north London this summer, the 28-year-old making no secret of his desire to take on a new challenge. It appeared as though he would link up with Jose Mourinho at Stadio Olimpico, but no deal was done and Arsenal eventually tied Xhaka down on fresh terms.
2022 World Cup qualifiers: Caf appeals to British government to grant exemption to African players
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2022 World Cup qualifiers: Caf appeals to British government to grant exemption to African players

Several African players are at risk of missing next month's international outings due to coronavirus restrictions in England The Confederation of African Football has appealed to the British government to allow African players to travel for next month’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers. After Liverpool blocked Mohamed Salah’s invitation to Egypt’s squad, the Premier League announced that other clubs will not release their players to travel to red-list countries due to fears of the coronavirus. However, Fifa responded to the statement with a personal message from President Gianni Infantino to British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson on Wednesday.
Facebook Block Taliban’s WhatsApp Accounts
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Facebook Block Taliban’s WhatsApp Accounts

Social media giants, Facebook have reportedly blocked WhatsApp accounts linked to the Taliban after the Islamic group forcefully seized power in Afghanistan and sought to use the messaging service to help it govern. "The Taliban is sanctioned as a terrorist organization under US law and we have banned them from our services under our Dangerous Organization policies," a Facebook spokesperson told AFP. According to the Financial Times, Facebook shut down a WhatsApp hotline the Taliban had set up to receive complaints about violence and looting. A WhatsApp spokesperson said in an email to AFP that the company is required to follow US sanctions. "This includes banning accounts that appear to represent themselves as official accounts of the Taliban. We're seeking more informatio...
Network providers assure us that network coverage is 100 percent across the country – INEC insists on e-transmission of results
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Network providers assure us that network coverage is 100 percent across the country – INEC insists on e-transmission of results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again countered the national assembly's stance on electronic transmission of election result. Recall that the national assemby blocked the electronic transmission of election results in the electoral act amendment bill, adding a clause which gives the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) power to certify national coverage, followed by an approval by the national assembly before INEC can transmit results electronically. However reacting to this in an interview on African Independent Television (AIT) on Friday July 23, Nick Dazang, INEC’s director of publicity and voter education said NCC's claim of the country having only 50% network coverage is false as all network providers in Nigeria assured the commission of 100 perc...
Daddy Freeze and Samklef reconcile 3 years after fighting dirty on Social Media over Religion as Samklef says he can finally see Clearly that Freeze was Right
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Daddy Freeze and Samklef reconcile 3 years after fighting dirty on Social Media over Religion as Samklef says he can finally see Clearly that Freeze was Right

Daddy Freeze and Samklef have reconciled 3 years after they mercilessly dragged and blocked each other on social media. Recall that for months in 2018, Samklef and Daddy Freeze kept going back and forth, dragging each other, as they disagreed over religion. Their fight began when Freeze criticized a report about the healing of a mentally challenged man at an RCCG church. Samklef, slammed Freeze, telling him that his criticism of the church is getting boring. The exchange heated up with Freeze telling Samklef his career is dead. Samklef hit back, calling Freeze a "fake ass oyinbo" and Freeze's followers "mumu Satan followers". Samklef also called Freeze a "fool" and a "poor guy with a fake watch". Freeze called him "the dolt with the brains of a colt" and said he neede...
Bandits abduct 13 women while on their way to a wedding ceremony
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Bandits abduct 13 women while on their way to a wedding ceremony

13 women have been abducted by bandits between Manini and Udawa town along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway. The women who were on their way to a wedding ceremony in Birnin Gwari, were abducted around 12pm on Thursday July 1. Among the victims are nursing mothers and a woman with her five daughters. A seven-year-old boy was also abducted. A community leader, Muhammed Umar told Daily Trust that the women were all from Udawa town in Chikun Local Government Area. Umar said; “All the 13 women, majority housewives, were from Udawa on their way to Birnin Gwari to attend a wedding. “Some of the women are from the same family, like Zainab Abu Jibril the senior wife of Malam Jibril Ibrahim and her five daughters were all abducted alongside others from other families with their infant....
I eat well. Having huge following on Instagram doesn’t equal money or sense — Actress Halima Abubakar slams trolls
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I eat well. Having huge following on Instagram doesn’t equal money or sense — Actress Halima Abubakar slams trolls

Actress Halima Abubakar has taken to Instagram to fire back at trolls who have reportedly been attacking her over the number of followers she has. The actress who disclosed that she has blocked such people, added that she could have bought followers to deceive everyone but didn't. According to Halima Abubakar, having a huge following on Instagram doesn't equal having sense or money. See her post below.........
US President, Biden accuses Republicans of backing a ‘Jim Crow era in the 21st Century’ after all 50 Republican Senators vote against new federal electoral laws
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US President, Biden accuses Republicans of backing a ‘Jim Crow era in the 21st Century’ after all 50 Republican Senators vote against new federal electoral laws

US President, Joe Biden has accused Republicans of defending voter suppression efforts that amounted to "a Jim Crow era in the 21st Century" in a scathing statement Tuesday after Republican senators blocked debate on a sweeping Democrat-backed election overhaul. Senate lawmakers voted 50-50 on whether to open debate on the bill known as the "For the People Act," leaving Democrats short of the 60 votes required to overcome a GOP filibuster. The vote marked a major setback for a controversial legislation that Biden and other prominent Democrats have prepared for months in response to the passage of election security bills in Republican-led states. Georgia and other states moved to tighten election laws following a contentious 2020 election cycle rife with claims from Donald Trump of...
Bandits kill 5 security personnel in Zamfara
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Bandits kill 5 security personnel in Zamfara

Four policemen and an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been killed by bandits in Zamfara State.   Spokesperson of the state police command, Shehu Mohammed said the gunmen also left another person critically injured.   Mohammed told Channels Television that the security operatives were killed in an ambush by heavily armed bandits along Gora Community in Maradun Local Government Area of the state.   The ambush followed the killing of an unspecified number of bandits who blocked Bakura–Gusau road on Sunday afternoon.   The police spokesperson said;   "Yes, they ambushed our troops killing four policemen, one Civil Defence personnel and another was critically injured but receiving treatment in an undisclos...
June 12: Youths block roads in Benin
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June 12: Youths block roads in Benin

Ahead of the June 12 Democracy Day celebration, some youths in Benin, Edo State on Friday evening took to the streets to protest against alleged poor security situation in the country. The angry youths blocked the ever busy First East Circular Road, by Akpakpava Junction, with used tyres, thereby slowing down vehicular traffic. One of the protesters was heard saying that the road blockade is just the prelude to Saturday’s mass protest. He warned that no police or security organization would be able to stop them from walking round the city, adding that it is their fundamental human right. It was reliably gathered that thousands of youths, including students, have vowed to stage a peaceful protest around the city. Recall that many students, youths and secession agitators have ...
Two suspected kidnappers killed in shootout with Kogi police
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Two suspected kidnappers killed in shootout with Kogi police

Operatives of the Kogi State Police Command have killed two members of a five-man kidnapping gang in a shootout on the Ajaokuta highway.   The suspected criminals who were in military uniform had blocked the road stopping vehicles until the men of the Anti-Crime Patrol team swooped on them and engaged them in fierce gun battle. Two of them were killed while three others escaped into the bush with gunshot injuries.   Chief Press Secretary to Kogi State Governor, Onogwu Muhammed, who confirmed the development in a statement issued to newsmen on Wednesday, June 9, said the police team are on the trails of the fleeing suspected kidnappers, combing bush areas around the location of incidence.   "The Police have in their possession items recovered from the cr...
Police officer shot dead as suspected bandits kill 41 farmers in Zamfara
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Police officer shot dead as suspected bandits kill 41 farmers in Zamfara

A police officer has been confirmed dead after suspected bandits attacked the Tofa and Samawa villages in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing 41 farmers. An indigene of the area, who gave his name as Malam Balarabe, told The PUNCH that the bandits invaded the area when the farmers were planting their crops and others were clearing their farms. “They came suddenly and began to shoot at the farmers, killing many of them,” Balarabe stressed. He further explained that the bandits also blocked the road leading to the two villages where they also killed other farmers returning to their houses. Balarabe maintained that a total number of 41 farmers lost their lives, adding that the bandits did not take anything from the two villages. “Their mission was only to ...
Victor AD Reacts to Report of Davido Stealing Jowo From him
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Victor AD Reacts to Report of Davido Stealing Jowo From him

Singer Victor AD has reacted to rumour of Davido stealing "Jowo" which got featured in his "A Better Time" album, from him. A Twitter user had claimed that the DMW boss stole the song from Victor AD when they recorded "Tire You". He also claimed that Davido blocked Victor on social media and also threatened to ruin him. Victor AD however debunked the claim and also asked rumormongers to allow  Davido celebrate his "10th anniversary on stage" in peace. He wrote; Omo no be me write JOWO for @davido. I don’t know where all this is coming from. make una let baba celebrate him 10yrs in peace #olofofo We no dey chase clout for here! #olofofo #REDEYE Davido's lawyer, Prince Ajudua also reacted to the claim. Insisting that Davido has no issue giving full credit to his con...
“Tonto you unfollowed me and I blocked you” Bobrisky confirms he and Tonto have unfollowed each other on IG but promises not to expose what happened between them
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“Tonto you unfollowed me and I blocked you” Bobrisky confirms he and Tonto have unfollowed each other on IG but promises not to expose what happened between them

Bobrisky has confirmed he and Tonto Dikeh are having personal issues but says he will not come on social media to reveal what transpired between them. The crossdresser and the actress who have been best of friends for some years, unfollowed each other on social media recently, an action that came as a surprise to many considering how close they were. It is not clear when the former friends hit the unfollow button but it was noticed after Halima Abubakar released her chats from 2019, showing Bobrisky calling her out after someone told him she had blocked him. Well, Bobrisky took to his IG page this evening to confirm they are currently having issues. He said although he has blocked her online, he still loves her. See what he posted below
“You know you’re sick right?” Bobrisky slams Halima Abubakar after the actress released their chats from 2019
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“You know you’re sick right?” Bobrisky slams Halima Abubakar after the actress released their chats from 2019

Bobrisky has slammed Halima Abubakar after the actress called him out and released their chats from 2019. The chats show Bobrisky calling Halima "broke" and "dirty" because the actress blocked him. Halima said she was on her sick bed at the time and the chat affected her blood pressure . Responding, Bobrisky warned Halima to never mention his name again. He told Halima that she is "sick " and that's why all her friends left her. The crossdresser also slammed the actress for bringing up a chat from 2019.
Davido’s lawyer, Prince reacts to Chioma blocking him on Instagram and rumor of being gay
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Davido’s lawyer, Prince reacts to Chioma blocking him on Instagram and rumor of being gay

Davido's lawyer, Prince has reacted to the singer's former fiancé, Chioma blocking him on Instagram and rumor of being gay. Prince who was asked why Chioma blocked him in a question and answer session with some of his followers, stated that they have a brother/sister relationship as they argue a lot. The singer's lawyer who admitted that Chioma has repeatedly blocked him on Instagram, stated that he doesn't know why she took the recent decision but hope to find out soon. Prince also debunked rumor of being gay or bisexual by stating that he wouldn't have married if he was one. He added that he is very comfortable in himself to hide or be worried about what someone thinks about his sexuality.
Actress Ummi Zee Zee reveals reason for her suicidal post; says she was duped of N450 million
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Actress Ummi Zee Zee reveals reason for her suicidal post; says she was duped of N450 million

Actress Ummi Ibrahim, aka Ummi Zee Zee, has revealed why she was depressed days after sharing a suicidal post on Instagram. Over the weekend, the Kannywood actress shared a depressing photo of herself and wrote in the caption that she feels like committing suicide. She has now revealed that she became depressed after losing N450million to a business partner. Speaking in an interview with Voice of America (Hausa Service), she said: "The reason for my post was because one Igbo man from the Niger Delta, with whom I started crude oil business, said there’s a certain amount of money I had to give for us to start the business, and that I will make half payment and then give the remaining later. "I didn’t know the man is a fraudster. He defrauded me of huge amount of money and...
You Blocked Lucy Edet & You Are Wishing Her Happy Birthday – Tochi Slams Ka3na
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You Blocked Lucy Edet & You Are Wishing Her Happy Birthday – Tochi Slams Ka3na

Reality star, Tochukwu Okechukwu, popularly known as Tochi, has slammed Ka3na over the birthday wish she offered to Lucy Edet as she turned 31 yesterday, April 4. Recall that Lucy had warned Ka3na not to toy with her feelings after the self-acclaimed Bosslady whished her a happy birthday. Reason being that Ka3na had earlier unfollowed and blocked Lucy on Instagram and still had the audacity to offer a birthday wish to her. In reaction to this, the 28 years old and real estate agent, Tochi, slammed Ka3na for what she did. In a recent tweet, he said: “Someone you blocked and left at the time the needed you! you come Dey wish am happy birthday <Fake as*” See the tweet below:
People Who are Used to Free Money are Threatening me on my 2023 Ambition – Governor Makinde
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People Who are Used to Free Money are Threatening me on my 2023 Ambition – Governor Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde has said that his second term bid will not stop him from fighting corruption in Oyo state he governs. Makinde said this at the public presentation of two books written by the immediate past Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan Professor Temitope Alonge. He stated that he is blocking loopholes as there are people within the system that are used to free money. He added that these people have been threatening him with his 2023 ambition. Makinde said; “Is it all rosy? No. There are people within the system that are used to free money and they are still there. “And all they can say to me is that I am messing with their honey pots and have blocked loopholes they are making money from. “They do threaten me on 2023 ...
Phillips admits he was ‘disappointed’ to be at Liverpool before big break came with opportunity to cover for Van Dijk
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Phillips admits he was ‘disappointed’ to be at Liverpool before big break came with opportunity to cover for Van Dijk

The Anfield academy graduate had been hoping to spend the 2020-21 campaign on loan in the Championship, but saw a summer move blocked Nat Phillips admits he was feeling “disappointed” with life at Liverpool before an unexpected break came his way, with the defender seeing a loan move to the Championship blocked in the summer. Opportunities at Anfield were few and far between for the 23-year-old when another campaign began on Merseyside, with Jurgen Klopp having a number of international centre-halves at his disposal. Phillips expected that situation to lead to his exit, but no transfer took place and frustration was mounting for the Reds academy graduate when a string of unfortunate injuries played into his hands.
Gunmen abduct 50 Passengers in Niger state
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Gunmen abduct 50 Passengers in Niger state

Over 50 passengers have been abducted by unknown gunmen along the Tegina-Minna road in the Rafi Local Government of Niger State. The passengers who were in three vehicles, were abducted by the gunmen who blocked the road at Kundu town, a few kilometres from Zungeru town. Channels Television also reported that armed bandits kidnapped unknown numbers of villagers at Gidigori town in Rafi Local Government Area, burning five cars and carting away valuables. A senior government official who craved anonymity said nothing has been heard from the bandits to enable the authorities to know the identities of those kidnapped. This is coming less than three weeks after 40 NSTA passengers were kidnapped.
Policeman In Mufti Blocked My Convoy With AK-47 Rifle – Wike
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Policeman In Mufti Blocked My Convoy With AK-47 Rifle – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has urged the new Police Commissioner (CP) posted to the State to shun politics and stay within his professional mandate to fight crime without fear or favour. Governor Wike gave the charge when the new Commissioner of Police, Mr Friday Eboka paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday. The governor disclosed to the CP how a man who is supposed to be police officer, dressed in mufti and armed with AK 47 harassed his convoy while he was on inspection of the new Rivers State legislative residential quarters on Thursday. "Yesterday (Thursday), I was going out for inspection. We saw one guy carrying Ak47, not on police uniform. He was on mufti, blocking us from Waterlines Junction when we went to inspect the Rive...
Belarus Jails Two TV Journalists for 2 Years for Filming Protests Against the Country’s Leader
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Belarus Jails Two TV Journalists for 2 Years for Filming Protests Against the Country’s Leader

A Belarus court has jailed two TV journalists for two years on charges of fomenting protests, for filming a rally against the country's leader, Alexander Lukashenko . Katerina Andreyeva, 27, and Daria Chultsova, 23, who work with Poland-based Belsat TV were arrested in an apartment block in November 2020 while live-streaming an unauthorised protest, according to Belarus government. Investigators in the Belsat case alleged that the TV journalists, had encouraged disorder that halted 13 bus services and also blocked trolleybus and tram lines. Belsat reports that the transport routes specified did not include the square where the journalists were filming. In August 2020, mass protests took place across Belarus after Alexander Lukashenko who has been in power since 2004 claim...
I Was Surprised Trump Blocked My WTO Job – Okonjo-Iweala
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I Was Surprised Trump Blocked My WTO Job – Okonjo-Iweala

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, says she was surprised that the administration of President Donald Trump could stand in her way of leading the World Trade Organisation (WTO). At a press briefing monitored by Daily Trust, the new Director-General of WTO said she did not see it coming. She said she felt she had a good understanding with the US government which interviewed her about the job twice. “I think I was quite surprised when that came (opposition from Trump) because there was no indication that there was any problem with the US. “I had two good interviews with the authorities and with the administration so it was a surprise. But that’s the way life works. When things happen, you take them in your stride and you move on. “It was absolutely ...
Armed Bandits Attack Vehicle in Niger State, Kidnap 18 Passengers including Groomsmen
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Armed Bandits Attack Vehicle in Niger State, Kidnap 18 Passengers including Groomsmen

Armed bandits have kidnapped eighteen passengers of the Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA) The attack occurred along Zungeru- Tegina road at Yakila village in Rafi Local Government Area of the state around 3pm on Sunday. February 14. The passengers including some groomsmen, were heading to Minna, the state capital from Kotangora when the bandits attacked. The Director-General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Mallam Ibrahim Inga, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said they visited the scene and met a woman and her child, who were left by the bandits. "The only thing I can tell you now is we have rescued the woman and her baby and she is in the vehicle with us and we are on our way to Minna. She told us that the bandits blocked the way and ...
Wearing Two Masks Better Than one in Slowing the Spread of Coronavirus, Study Finds
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Wearing Two Masks Better Than one in Slowing the Spread of Coronavirus, Study Finds

U.S. government researchers have found that wearing two masks is better than one in slowing coronavirus spread, but health officials are not recommending that everyone double up. On Wednesday February 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the results of a lab experiment that spaced two artificial heads 6 feet from each other and checked to see how many coronavirus-sized particles spewed by one were inhaled by the other. The researchers found that wearing one mask 'surgical or cloth' blocked around 40% of the particles coming toward the head that was breathing in. When a cloth mask was worn on top of a surgical mask, about 80% were blocked. When both the exhaling and inhaling heads were double-masked, more than 95% of the particles were blocked, said the C...
Gunmen Assassinate Man in Broad Daylight in Delta
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Gunmen Assassinate Man in Broad Daylight in Delta

Gunmen suspected to be assassins killed a man identified as Emeke Ojere, at Ugbomro community in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta state. The father of three, who hails from Oyoko-Abavo in Ika South Local Government Area of the state but resides in Warri, was shot dead in his car on Saturday, January 30. One Mr Egbehon who drove the G-LK Mercedes Benz car told journalists that he was in the car with his “Oga” (the deceased) and another occupant when gunmen accosted them. "We went to Ogbomro community to visit one of our townsmen but suddenly gunmen blocked us and asked us to lay down. Oga was shot before they left."  Egbehon said. Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, who confirmed the incident to The Punch, said operatives are intensifyi...
China Locks Down a City of 11 Million people to Contain a Coronavirus flare-up
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China Locks Down a City of 11 Million people to Contain a Coronavirus flare-up

China has locked down a city of 11 million people in its northern province of Hebei, in order to contain the country's worst coronavirus flare-up in months. Residents of Shijiazhuang, a provincial capital close to Beijing, have been barred from leaving the city, as major highways were blocked, train and bus stations closed and flights canceled. The lockdown comes as a total of 117 Covid-19 infections including 67 asymptomatic cases were detected in Shijiazhuang on Wednesday. On Thursday, Shijiazhuang identified another 66 positive cases, according to the Hebei provincial health commission. Since January 2, a total of 304 positive cases have been reported in Hebei,  most of which were in Shijiazhuang, official figures show. At a press conference Thursday night, municipal ...
Zlatan Ibile Blocked Me On WhatsApp & Instagram For Over 10 Months Now – DJ Cuppy
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Zlatan Ibile Blocked Me On WhatsApp & Instagram For Over 10 Months Now – DJ Cuppy

Billionaire's daughter, DJ Cuppy has in the earliest hours of today called out Zlatan Ibile over a 10 months old case. A case that according to her seems to be an escalation and yet she doesn't know what happened and why. 10 months later and I sometimes still wonder why @Zlatan_Ibile blocked me on WhatsApp and Instagram without ever saying why; we were actually friends Woman shrugging ...AND “Gelato” was a hit!  
Paradigm Initiative Writes NCC, Demands Fol Request On Blocked EndSARS Websites
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Paradigm Initiative Writes NCC, Demands Fol Request On Blocked EndSARS Websites

On Thursday, website of popular women’s right group, Feminist Coalition, and two others allegedly suffered a cyber attack and became inaccessible to Nigerians. Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, a social enterprise that builds an ICT-enabled support system and advocates digital rights in Africa, has written a Freedom of Information request to the Nigerian Communications Commission demanding information on the alleged secret blocking of the domain names of #EndSARS related websites by the Nigerian Government. When accessed with a Nigerian mobile network, the websites cannot be reached but when a user uses a VPN, the sites become accessible. PIN in a statement on Friday described the action as violation of constitutionally and globally guaranteed rights of freedom of expression and acce...
Two robbers to die by hanging in Ekiti state
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Two robbers to die by hanging in Ekiti state

Two men identified as Adekunle Osho, 31, and Chinedu Ugwu, 34, have been sentenced to death by hanging after being found guilty of armed robbery by an Ekiti State High Court.   The two robbers who were handed the sentence on Tuesday November 24, were reportedly involved in armed robbery and also linked to a stolen vehicle   They were convicted for robbing one Chief Ojo Gbenga of his Toyota Camry car and N150,000 cash on or about November 14, 2014 at Oke Ila, Tinuola area of Ado Ekiti. It was alleged that the men who blocked their victim with their own car while on his way home, shot him in the leg.   Passing the judgement, Justice Adekunle Adeleye said;   “The accused are guilty as charged and hereby sentenced to death by hanging."
Anambra Monarchs Blocked From Meeting President Buhari
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Anambra Monarchs Blocked From Meeting President Buhari

Some traditional rulers from Anambra State, who arrived in Abuja to see President Muhammadu Buhari, were prevented from meeting the president on Friday. Although, no official reason was given for the action, reliable sources in the Presidency attributed it to unfavourable security reports. “One of the monarchs,” according to a source, “has since October 25, 2019, been taken to the court of Mr Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja by the President Buhari administration on charges of perjury, forgery and conspiracy.” The source, which gave the suit number as FHC/ABJ/CR/255/2019, hinted that the traditional ruler was “currently on suspension from office by the Anambra State government,” and was also facing civil suits, in addition to security reports against him ...
Social media reports of robbery incident and arrest of six armed robbery suspects in Ikoyi are not true – Lagos State Police says
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Social media reports of robbery incident and arrest of six armed robbery suspects in Ikoyi are not true – Lagos State Police says

The Lagos State Police Command has debunked claims of a robbery attack along Kingsway road in Ikoyi. On Wednesday, June 17, a video was shared online, claiming 7 men blocked Kingsway road with a water disposal truck and began robbing commuters. However, the police has said the report is completely false and explained what actually happened. A statement signed by the Command's Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, reads: "Attention of Lagos State Police Command is drawn to a viral video and reports on social media claiming that there was a robbery incident in Ikoyi on 17/6/2020 and six armed robbers were arrested. "The report is completely false, mischievous and misleading. "What actually happened is that, some LAWMA officials used their truck to block anot...
One Of My Nostrils Is Blocked: Comedian Bovi
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One Of My Nostrils Is Blocked: Comedian Bovi

Talented Comedian, Bovi, has revealed something very personal about his health to his fans and followers on Instagram. According to the comedian and actor, one of his nostrils has been blocked since childhood The 41-year old made this known on Instagram on Saturday as he expressed difficulties using a nose mask in preventing the coronavirus. He wrote, “Random personal fact: one of my nostrils has been blocked since I was a kid. How am I supposed to cope with a mask?” See His Post Here:
Abacha Didn’t Loot, he Stashed Money Abroad Because of US – Galadima
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Abacha Didn’t Loot, he Stashed Money Abroad Because of US – Galadima

Buba Galadima has said that the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha didn’t loot the country’s funds, but stashed them in foreign banks to avoid US sanctions. Galadima in an interview with TheNation newspaper said Abacha saved the monies abroad to save the country from an impending US sanction during his administration. The 72-yr-old politician, who was the Director-General, National Maritime Authority during Abacha’s regime said the late Head of State was advised by the then President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein and his counterpart in Libya, Muammar Gaddafi to save the monies in foreign banks. He said, “I have a completely different idea about what you called Abacha loot. I know as a fact that at that time, Abacha with knowledge of key members of his government, who knew ab...
UK government urged to stop ‘dodging’ Newcastle takeover and intervene
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UK government urged to stop ‘dodging’ Newcastle takeover and intervene

Conservative MP Karl McCartney believes the deal needs to be either blocked or delayed to allow further scrutiny The UK government should stop “dodging" the issues surrounding the proposed Saudi Arabian takeover of Newcastle and intervene, according to Conservative MP Karl McCartney. Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, which is headed up by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is believed to be closing in on a £300 million ($375m) bid to take the club out of current owner Mike Ashley's hands. The Saudi group would own 80 per cent of the club. The remaining 20% would be split between Amanda Staveley's PCP Capital Partners (10%) and British businessmen the Reuben brothers (10%).
Five Okomu Oil Staff Burnt To Death As Bus Goes Up In Flames In Horror Crash
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Five Okomu Oil Staff Burnt To Death As Bus Goes Up In Flames In Horror Crash

According to The Nation, five staff of Okomu Oil plc in Edo State have been burnt to death in a road accident that occured along Iguobazuwa road in Ovia South West local government area. Two others were critically injured and currently receiving treatment. The bus conveying the Okomu Oil staff were said to be going to the head office at Okomu from Extension 2 of the firm when it rammed into a lorry on Friday evening. Several motorists and passengers were stranded as the burning vehicles blocked the highway. An eyewitness said help could not reached the Okomu Oil staff as the bus burst into flames. An official statement has not been issued by the firm but a top official confirmed the death of their staff. The official described it as sad day for workers in the firm. ...
Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau Allegedly Orders his men to Attack Minister of Communication
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Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau Allegedly Orders his men to Attack Minister of Communication

Shekau Abubakar, the leader of Boko Haram sect, has threatened to attack the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, for recently threatening to ensure that the communication lines of the sect members are blocked.   According to The Cable, the sect leader in the new video which was released on Thursday February 13th, said he has asked his men not to spare the minister anywhere they see him “This video message is specifically released because of one man, who thinks he is knowledgeable. I want him to archive this message and continue referring to it till his death comes. From today onward, you will continue to live in sorrow, because I, Shekau, say so. “This warning is for Isa Ali Panatami; don’t think simply because you preach in English or becau...

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