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He barged into my office saying I sent someone to kill him – UNILORIN lecturer narrates how she was assaulted by student
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He barged into my office saying I sent someone to kill him – UNILORIN lecturer narrates how she was assaulted by student

Dr. Rahmat Zakariya, a lecturer at the Department of Microbiology, University of Ilorin who was beaten to pulp by a final year student has narrated her side of the story. It will be recalled Dr Zakariya was assaulted by Waliyullah Saludeen popularly known as Captain Walz on Thursday, November 11. The student, who has been expelled ,claimed that he assaulted the lecturer because she refused to help wave his mandatory SIWES scheme which he couldn’t do due to unforeseen circumstance. He further alleged that he had a dream where Mrs Zakariya and his Level Adviser alongside other people were planning against him. In an exclusive interview with Daily Trust, Dr Zakariya also claried what she termed as misconceptions about the incident. Excerpt: DT: There have been several reports...
Anambra governorship election is more expensive than that of Edo and Ondo – INEC
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Anambra governorship election is more expensive than that of Edo and Ondo – INEC

The Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said they've spent more in ensuring the smooth running of the Anambra governorship election, than it did for Edo and Ondo states. INEC’s commissioner for information and voter education, Festus Okoye in an interview on Channels Television on Thursday October 28 said the cost is high because of the “unusual circumstances”. Though he didn't disclose the amount they've spent so far, Okoye however stated that they had to replace 326 generating sets, rebuild the facility where electoral materials are stored which was burnt down, and also replaced non-sensitive materials. He said; “We are conducting this election in a very unusual circumstance, this is because we had to rebuild our offices in Nnewi North and Idemili north...
The killing of UK lawmaker, Sir David Amess was terrorism – Police say
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The killing of UK lawmaker, Sir David Amess was terrorism – Police say

The UK police say the Friday, October 15 killing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess is being treated as a terrorist incident. Sir David was stabbed multiple times at his constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex on Friday and a 25-year-old British man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. In a Saturday morning, October 16 statement, the Metropolitan Police have revealed the killing has a potential link to Islamist extremism. Reports say the politician appears to be of Somali heritage. The Met said officers are carrying out searches at two addresses in the London area and are not seeking anyone else over the death. The police say they believed the man, who is in custody in Essex, acted alone but inquiries into the circumstances of the incident are still ongo...
Update: Kidnapped BUK student escapes from abductors
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Update: Kidnapped BUK student escapes from abductors

The 300-Level student of Bayero University, Kano (BUK) Sakina Bello, who was abducted in Kano metropolis has reappeared. It will be recalled that the Botany student was reportedly kidnapped around 3pm on Tuesday, on her way back home in a commercial tricycle. The abductors later called on Wednesday morning, and demanded N100million ransom. Read HERE According to reports, no ransom was paid as she escaped from the abductors and then called her brother to inform him of her escape. Confirming the report, spokesman for the Kano Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Kiyawa, said that the student claimed that she escaped from the abductors and found herself around Sabon Gari area of the metropolis. He said the police had taken her to the hospital, adding that “no stone will be left unturne...
MSF staff nurse, two others killed as bandits open fire on commercial vehicle in Zamfara
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MSF staff nurse, two others killed as bandits open fire on commercial vehicle in Zamfara

Medical charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Border, has condemned the killing of its staff nurse, Hassan Mohammad, by bandits in Zamfara State. It was gathered that Hassan, 37, and two other passengers were killed when bandits opened fire on a commercial bus along Shinkafi-Kaura Namoda road on Saturday evening, October 2. The MSF nurse was said to be returning to his work station in Shinkafi town when the bandits attacked the vehicle. MSF in a statement via Twitter on Tuesday, October 5, confirmed that armed men opened fire on the public transport vehicle in which Mohammad was travelling. “Mohammad’s tragic death is an example of the rising violence in North-West Nigeria that is deeply affecting the lives of the population and has driven tho...
Hwang double sees Wolves edge Newcastle
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Hwang double sees Wolves edge Newcastle

Hee-Chan Hwang scored twice as Wolves beat Newcastle 2-1 to record their first Premier League home win of the season. The South Korea forward opened the scoring after 20 minutes with a well-taken goal - Wolves' first in the league at Molineux this campaign - only for Newcastle to draw level in controversial circumstances through Jeff Hendrick's long-range effort four minutes before half-time. However, Hwang was there again with another fine finish just before the hour-mark to see his side over the line, while Newcastle boss Steve Bruce remains under pressure with the visitors still looking for a first win of the campaign As a result, Bruno Lage's team jump up to tenth place, while Newcastle fall to second bottom of the table.
“Call to Declare end of Korean War is Premature – North Korea tells South Korea
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“Call to Declare end of Korean War is Premature – North Korea tells South Korea

North Korea says South Korea's call to declare a formal end to the Korean War is premature as there is no guarantee it would lead to peace in the Korean peninsula. The two Koreas are still technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a ceasefire following huge involvement from the US and China. Since the war ended with a ceasefire rather than a peace treaty, war can still break out between both sides at anytime with the US pledging to defend South Korea while China sides with North Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday, September 21, made a call for a formal end to the Korean War in an address to the UN General Assembly and proposed that the two Koreas with the United States, or with the US and China, make such a declaration. But North Korea h...
EPL: Mark Lawrenson predicts outcome of Chelsea vs Man City, Arsenal vs Tottenham, Man Utd fixtures
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EPL: Mark Lawrenson predicts outcome of Chelsea vs Man City, Arsenal vs Tottenham, Man Utd fixtures

Former Liverpool star, Mark Lawrenson has predicted some of the English Premier League, EPL, fixtures that will be played this weekend. Manchester City will tackle Chelsea in an away Premier League tie on Saturday afternoon at Stamford Bridge, while Manchester United will host Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Arsenal will face Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium in Sunday’s Premier League tie. Providing his predictions, Lawrenson told BBC Sport, “The last time Manchester City went to Stamford Bridge, in January, they took Chelsea apart with three goals in the first 35 minutes, but that was before Thomas Tuchel took over and this is a very different Chelsea side now. “Chelsea are going very well and brushed Spurs aside in the second half on Sunday but I can’t see t...
Police ‘stray’ bullet kills 25-year-old man hours to his sister’s wedding in Edo
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Police ‘stray’ bullet kills 25-year-old man hours to his sister’s wedding in Edo

The Edo State Police Command says it has arrested one of its personnel who fired a shot that killed a 25-year-old man, Moses Adam, in Benin City. It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 4: 08 pm on Friday, September 17, when the late Adam, said to be the only son of his parents, arrived Benin from Lagos to attend his sister's wedding slated for Saturday. Spokesperson of the command, SP Kontongs Bello, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Saturday, explained that the officer, who is of the anti-kidnap and cybercrime unit of the command, was trying to arrest a murder suspect, Ebuka Nwaechie, when he fired a shot to restrain the fleeing suspect. Kontongs said that the shot, unfortunately, hit the thigh of one of the passengers in a moving vehicle, adding that ...
Barcelona did not need Griezmann, he does not fit our system – Laporta
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Barcelona did not need Griezmann, he does not fit our system – Laporta

Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, has said Antoine Griezmann was not the player they needed. According to him, Griezmann did not fit into their system, which has led to Griezmann being sent back to Atletico Madrid on loan. The France forward arrived at the Camp Nou in 2019 for a fee around £108million. However, he failed to recapture his best form for Barca, although he managed 35 goals in 102 matches. This summer, the club became eager to cut his £300,000 a week salary off their wage bill and sent him back to his former club. Laporta told Onze: “We know what kind of player he was and is, he’s a great player. I think he didn’t fit in our system, but I think he showed a very good attitude. I sent him a message wishing him well, because he’s always had the correct attitude....
Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears petitions to end her 13-year conservatorship
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Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears petitions to end her 13-year conservatorship

Britney Spears' father, James "Jamie" Spears, has filed a petition to end his daughter's conservatorship, which he has controlled for the last 13 years. According to court documents, Jamie, 69, stated in his filing on Tuesday September 7, that Britney may no longer need a conservatorship. A move that Britney's team has branded a "massive legal victory" for the singer. Britney "is entitled to have this Court now seriously consider whether this conservatorship is no longer required," the filing states. "Recent events related to this conservatorship have called into question whether circumstances have changed to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist," the filing continues. Jamie's petition goes on to reference what Britney had sai...
Cape Verde vs Nigeria: Rohr confirms departure of some Super Eagles from camp
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Cape Verde vs Nigeria: Rohr confirms departure of some Super Eagles from camp

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has confirmed that members of his squad who play in the UK have left for their clubs. This is because of the UK government’s strict regulations on Red List countries, with Nigeria travelling to Cape Verde for their next World Cup qualifier. Rohr’s men began their campaign with a 2-0 victory over Liberia on Friday, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. The German is now expecting a more difficult encounter in four days time. “We knew some of our players have to leave after the match and they had to do well before leaving because they cannot go to Cape Verde. “We scored our two goals in the first half and we were calm and played our football. “But under difficult conditions, because after the rain, the pitch was not easy to p...
Super TV CEO boss, Usifo Ataga’s Family Petitions IGP, Demands Fresh Probe into Murder
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Super TV CEO boss, Usifo Ataga’s Family Petitions IGP, Demands Fresh Probe into Murder

The family of the late Super TV Chief Executive Officer, Usifo Ataga, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali, to re-investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of their son at a service apartment in the Lekki area of Lagos State. Counsel to the family of late Ataga, Mike Ozekhome, who disclosed this to Punch, said so far, the police investigation into Ataga’s death was not professionally handled, adding that the police, without obtaining legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, arraigned the prime suspect, Chidinma Ojukwu, and other suspected accomplices at a chief magistrate’s court, which had no jurisdiction over murder cases. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria stated that Ataga’s family alleged that one of the arraigned suspected acco...
2023 election: Buhari and Tinubu’s Pact is not binding on APC members – Yahaya Bello
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2023 election: Buhari and Tinubu’s Pact is not binding on APC members – Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that the alleged pact for former Governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu to succeed President Buhari is not binding on All Progressives Congress members. Bello who said this in an interview with Daily Trust, stated that the  APC is guided by a constitution which every member and even intending members ought to read and understand. He added that Nigeria is not a banana republic which a committee of one or two persons will see as a personal estate or property. Bello said;   Senator Tinubu is one of our leaders and I respect him so much. He has played a very significant role in Nigeria’s democracy and has built a lot of people. He has paid his dues, and with all respect, as a son to him, my simple advice is that it is time for hi...
Are you women raving mad?” Actor, Sam Nnabuike berates women who allow their maids cook for the family without supervision
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Are you women raving mad?” Actor, Sam Nnabuike berates women who allow their maids cook for the family without supervision

Actor Sam Nnabuike, aka Sam Sunny, has called out women who allow their maids cook for the family without supervision. He told women to "cook the food that your husband and family would eat no matter the circumstances." He went on to narrate how his mother never allowed anyone make the food his father ate. He added that despite his mother running her business and coming home late sometimes, she never allowed anyone to cook and would personally cook for the family, no matter how late it was when she came back from work. He ended by blaming the lack of bond between couples on the fact that women nowadays are "doing the most". He also said it's the reason why maids poison meals.
Why Nigeria didn’t win 1994 World Cup – Sunday Oliseh opens up
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Why Nigeria didn’t win 1994 World Cup – Sunday Oliseh opens up

  Former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh, has said the team had the “ingredients” to win the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the USA. However, according to him, “the overall circumstances weren’t in our favour”. Nigeria qualified for the tournament for the first time that year. The Clement Westerhof-coached team were grouped along with Argentina, Greece, and Bulgaria, topping the group on goal difference. However, they were eliminated by Italy in the second round. “I still think we had the potential to win that year. “All the ingredients were there, but the overall circumstances weren’t in our favour. “At any rate, it had nothing to do with our squad, which had the talent to go all the way,” Oliseh told FIFA website.
Passenger taped to plane seat after Groping two Flight attendants’ breast Mid-flight
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Passenger taped to plane seat after Groping two Flight attendants’ breast Mid-flight

A passenger was taped to his plane seat after he touched two flight attendants’ breasts and punched a male flight attendant Max Berry, a 22-year old from Ohio, had reportedly already had at least two drinks when the incident occurred. It is also said that he claimed that his parents were worth two million dollars as he carried out the drunken attacks.   Berry shouting at airline staff According to a Miami-Dade County Police report, Berry brushed his empty cup against a flight attendant’s buttocks as he demanded another drink. She told him not to touch her, but eventually gave him the drink. However, Berry then went on to spill his new drink on himself. Berry then went to the plane’s toilet to change but came out topless and airline staff had to help him ge...
US gymnast Biles out of two More Olympic Finals
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US gymnast Biles out of two More Olympic Finals

Simone Biles has pulled out of two more Olympic finals at the Tokyo Games, USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Saturday, with her entire campaign now in serious doubt. The 24-year-old gymnastics great came to Tokyo seeking five gold medals to equal the Olympic all-time career record of nine, but withdrew during the women’s team competition and also skipped her all-around title defence, citing mental health issues. That left Biles, who won four gold medals at the 2016 Rio Games, with a potential four more medal events in Tokyo, but she pulled out of two of those on Saturday. “After further consultation with medical staff, Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the event finals for vault and the uneven bars,” the USAG statement said. “She will continue to be evaluated da...
Olympics: Sports Minister Apologises to Disqualified Athletes, Promises Probe
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Olympics: Sports Minister Apologises to Disqualified Athletes, Promises Probe

Nigeria’s sports minister, Sunday Dare, has apologised to 10 Nigerian athletes that were disqualified from the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This was contained in a press statement by the Federal Ministry of Sports, titled, ‘Statement: Ministry Wades to stem crisis’, on Friday. The statement also said that the minister promised to investigate the circumstances surrounding their disqualification. The statement read in part, “The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has stepped in to stem the further crisis by addressing the issues that have arisen concerning Team Nigeria athletes. “The Ministry is looking into some of the issues raised by the athletes and they are being addressed as quickly as possible. “The Honourable Minister on Thursday morning in a meeting spoke dire...
Barcelona President Hints at Griezmann’s Departure
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Barcelona President Hints at Griezmann’s Departure

  Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, has admitted the club are open to proposals for their players this summer and refused to rule out a possible departure for Antoine Griezmann. It is believed the Catalans have held talks with Atletico Madrid over a swap deal, which would see Griezmann return to his former club and Saul Niguez arrive at the Camp Nou. However, negotiations have stalled, as the two clubs have failed to reach an agreement over the valuations of the two players. France forward, Griezmann reveals where he will finish his career “Griezmann is a Barca player, he has a contract until 2024 and unless circumstances change, we are counting on him. “There have been some movements on the market and we can’t deny that there’s been interest in him. That’s a si...
Police Investigate two women allegedly caught trying to sell stolen 9-month-old baby for N400k in Imo  
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Police Investigate two women allegedly caught trying to sell stolen 9-month-old baby for N400k in Imo  

The Imo State Police Command has launched investigation after two women were allegedly caught trying to sell off a nine-month-old boy for N400,000. The suspects, Mfon and Esther are suspected to have stolen the child in Akwa Ibom and brought him to Imo. It was gathered that the women were caught at ABC Motor Park along Mbaise Road in Owerri, while bargaining to sell the child. Police spokesperson in Imo State, Mike Abatam, said the command have inaugurated a committee to unravel the circumstances sorrounding the incident. “The command wishes to inform the good people of Imo State that, we are already on top of the situation. And the Commissioner of Police,  Imo State Command,  CP Abutu Yaro, has already inaugurated a high powered investigation team directing them to commenc...
We Must do Everything Within our Power to end Insecurity – President Buhari tells NASS members
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We Must do Everything Within our Power to end Insecurity – President Buhari tells NASS members

President Buhari says his administration is ready to use everything within its powers to end insecurity in the country and bring perpetrators of criminal activities to book. The President, who spoke on Tuesday July 13, at a dinner with members of the National Assembly, held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja, said ‘‘insecurity, manifesting as insurgencies, banditry, kidnapping and urban crime of all sorts is the single most difficult challenge we face today.’’ He expressed concern that insecurity had inhibited the government’s ability to build infrastructure, provide the much needed social services to the people, and to attract investments that drive innovation, create industries, and provide jobs and create wealth. ‘‘Some of the people who perpetuate these various mani...
BREAKING: Former Kaduna Deputy Governor, Barnabas Bantex, Is Dead
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BREAKING: Former Kaduna Deputy Governor, Barnabas Bantex, Is Dead

Arch Barnabas Bantex, a former Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, is dead, Daily Post reports. He was Deputy to the current Governor of the State, Mallam Nasir ERufai during his first term in office. El-Rufai confirmed the death of his former deputy in a statement titled “It’s a VERY SAD DAY.” “In Bantex, I have lost a dear friend and partner in the service of Kaduna State. “In the midst of trying times, I have received with utter sadness news of the departure of my friend and brother, His Excellency Barnabas Yusuf Bala (Bantex). “From our days as undergraduates in the 1970s to our practice as professional colleagues in the construction industry and eventually partners in a governance project, Bantex was consistently a dependable man of brilliance and imagination. He belie...
Euro 2020: Former EPL referee, Walton explains why VAR refused to overturn England’s penalty
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Euro 2020: Former EPL referee, Walton explains why VAR refused to overturn England’s penalty

A former Premier League referee Peter Walton has explained why VAR did not overturn England’s controversial penalty against Denmark during their semi-final clash on Wednesday night. Referee Danny Makkelie decided to penalise Jannik Vestergaard for making contact with England forward Raheem Sterling during the extratime of the absorbing contest. Denmark took the lead through Mikkel Damsgaard’s stunning free-kick but an own goal from Simon Kjaer helped the Three Lions back into the contest. England were unable to find a way through until they were awarded a spot kick in very unclear circumstances. Peter Walton explained on ITV, “It has to be a clear and obvious error, there’s also an upper body check by the Danish defender. I think this is a penalty and VAR is checking it. ...
UK Parliament to Debate Nnamdi Kanu’s Repatriation to Nigeria
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UK Parliament to Debate Nnamdi Kanu’s Repatriation to Nigeria

The issues surrounding the repatriation of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) will be discussed by the United Kingdom parliament. The UK parliament in a schedule shared on its website, said it will discuss “the circumstances surrounding the transfer of Mr Kanu to Nigeria against his will” and the alleged role of the government of Kenya in the detention and alleged mistreatment of the IPOB leader. Lord Alton of Liverpool is expected to raise the issue at the House of Lords. It read; “To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the alleged role of the government of Kenya in the detention and alleged mistreatment of Nigerian activist Nnamadi Kanu, (2) the circumstances surrounding the transfer of Mr Kanu to Nigeria against his will, ...
Sha’Carri Richardson left out of USA Tokyo Olympics team after marijuana ban
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Sha’Carri Richardson left out of USA Tokyo Olympics team after marijuana ban

Banned sprinter, Sha’Carri Richardson won’t be competing in the Tokyo Olympics at all this summer, after USA Track and Field decided not to include her in its lineup in the wake of her one-month suspension over positive test for marijuana. The 21-year-old, who won 100m at the US Olympic trials in June, was expected to be one of the biggest stars at the upcoming Tokyo Games. But last week the USATF announced the runner would be suspended for a month after the drug test. On Tuesday, the US track body announced the 21-year-old wouldn’t make the roster for the relay because of the drug test, ending her Olympic hopes. “While USATF fully agrees that the merit of the World Anti-Doping Agency rules related to THC [a chemical in marijuana] should be reevaluated, it would be detrimental...
Tuition hike: Kaduna State Govt denies deploying security operatives to suppress protest, confirms death of one student
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Tuition hike: Kaduna State Govt denies deploying security operatives to suppress protest, confirms death of one student

The Kaduna State Government has refuted reports that it deployed security operatives to suppress students of the state-owned College of Education, who were protesting against increment of school fees. LIB had reported that one of the students was shot as security operatives attempted to forcefully disperse the protesters. The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement confirmed that one student died while three security personnel were injured. Aruwan said the KDSG is awaiting full reports on Monday's protest by students of the Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya. "In the preliminary report received so far, one student lost his life and some others were wounded, while three security personnel also sustained...
Spain recover to beat Croatia in eight-goal thriller
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Spain recover to beat Croatia in eight-goal thriller

Alvaro Morata's extra-time goal helped Spain secure an extraordinary 5-3 victory over Croatia in a pulsating Euro 2020 last-16 tie in Copenhagen. In a game full of twists and turns, Luis Enrique's side dominated the early stages but fell behind in bizarre circumstances when goalkeeper Unai Simon's miscontrol caused Pedri's 49-yard backpass to bounce into his own net (20). Spain fought back, scoring three goals without reply through Pablo Sarabia (38), Cesar Azpilicueta (57) and Ferran Torres (76), but Croatia, who appeared out of it at that point, staged a remarkable comeback to send the game into extra-time. Substitute Mikel Orsic reduced the deficit to one goal when his close-range effort was shown to have crossed the line following a goalmouth scramble (85),...
U.S. software mogul, John McAfee dies by hanging in Spanish prison
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U.S. software mogul, John McAfee dies by hanging in Spanish prison

John McAfee, the founder of antivirus company McAfee, has been found dead in a Spanish prison near Barcelona after the Spanish high court authorised his extradition to the United States. The Bristih technology entrepreneur reportedly commited suicide by hanging on Wednesday afternoon June 23, in a prison cell, just hours after a preliminary ruling for his extradition to the United States on charges of tax evasion. The Catalan justice department confirmed in a statement that the likely cause of death is suicide, Reuters reported. Employees at the Brians 2 penitentiary tried to revive the 75-year-old Mr McAfee but were unsuccessful, according to a statement cited by Spanish newspaper El Mundo and reporting by the Associated Press According to the newspaper El Pais, the softwa...
Trigger-happy Police Inspector allegedly kills five and injures four in Enugu
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Trigger-happy Police Inspector allegedly kills five and injures four in Enugu

A trigger-happy policeman attached to RC Lotto Company at Golf Estate, GRA Enugu metropolis allegedly shot five persons dead on Sunday, June 20. The Police Inspector attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 9, Umuahia, Abia State, was alleged to have started shooting sporadically, leaving five persons dead and four persons with gunshot injuries. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (State CIID), to carry out a thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident. He added that the Commissioner, who made the ...
Euro 2020: Eriksen discharged from hospital
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Euro 2020: Eriksen discharged from hospital

  Denmark midfielder, Christian Eriksen, has been discharged from hospital on Friday. This follows a successful procedure on his heart, less than one week after he suffered a cardiac arrest during their Euro 2020 opening fixture against Finland. Eriksen collapsed on the pitch and was rushed to the nearby Rigshospitalet, where he was fitted with an ICD heart-starting device earlier this week. Having visited his team-mates, he will now return home with his family as he continues to recover. “The operation went well, and I am doing well under the circumstances. It was really great to see the guys again after the fantastic game they played last night. No need to say, that I will be cheering on them on Monday against Russia,” Eriksen was quoted by the Danish Football Uni...
Unknown Gunmen Storm Drinking Joint in Jos, kill 10
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Unknown Gunmen Storm Drinking Joint in Jos, kill 10

Ten persons have been allegedly killed after unknown stormed a drinking joint in Jos, Plateau State, shooting sporadically into the air. According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Ubah Ogaba, the gunmen drove in a Hilux van into Kashe (Sabon Layi) community, Kuru District of Jos South Local Government, and began shooting at the bar and leaving many dead or wounded. "We received a report that ten persons were shot dead at a drinking joint at Sabon Layi, Kuru in Jos South by yet to be identified gunmen, who drove in with a Hilux and shot sporadically. Personnel of the command and the military have been deployed to the affected area. The Commissioner of Police has ordered an immediate investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding ...
Christian Eriksen Shares First photo in Hospital after Cardiac Arrest on the Pitch
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Christian Eriksen Shares First photo in Hospital after Cardiac Arrest on the Pitch

Christian Eriksen has shared the first picture of himself in hospital since collapsing on the pitch on Saturday June 12. The Inter Milan midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark's Euro 2020 game with Finland and required 13 minutes of CPR. He was later taken to hospital in a stable condition. Writing on Instagram alongside a picture of him smiling, Eriksen wrote: "Hello everyone. "Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family. "I'm fine - under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay. "Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark. Best, Christian." On Monday he sent his fi...
Nigerians are very Forgetful – President Buhari
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Nigerians are very Forgetful – President Buhari

President Buhari has said that Nigerians are very forgetful as they allow people who have been accused of corruption win elections. The President said this during his exclusive interview with NTA that was aired yesterday evening June 11. While accessing his administration's fight against corruption, the President said “When I was a bit younger, in uniform, when I came, I arrested president, vice-president, governors, ministers, commissioners, and put them under restriction or detention, and told them they are guilty until they can prove themselves innocent. Now, this is opposite – democratic system, as people would like to believe,” he said We put investigation panels, virtually based on the present geopolitical zones. For those who held positions and because it was a law for...
Gunmen Abduct UNIJOS Lecturer
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Gunmen Abduct UNIJOS Lecturer

A Senior lecturer with the University of Jos, Dr Daniel Ella has been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Plateau state. It was gathered that Dr Ella of the Department of Theatre and Film Arts was kidnapped in the early hours of Wednesday, June 9, by gunmen numbering about seven who stormed his residence behind Haske Quarters, Lamingo in Jos North Local Government Area of the state A member of the community, Philip Gyang, who confirmed the abduction to Punch on Wednesday in Jos, said that the gunmen arrived in the community around 2am, headed straight to the apartment of the lecturer and whisked him away after breaking their door. "What happened last night in Haske quarters was terrible. It was the sounds of gunshots that woke us up around 2am. But we could not co...
Update: R.Kelly’s Lead Lawyers Request to be Taken off Case Ahead of federal trial
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Update: R.Kelly’s Lead Lawyers Request to be Taken off Case Ahead of federal trial

Two lead attorneys who have been working with R. Kelly have requested to withdraw from the case ahead of the embattled singer’s upcoming federal sex trafficking case in Brooklyn The attorneys, Steven Greenberg and Michael Leonard filed documents to withdraw, which have yet to be approved, on Monday. “Our reasons for withdrawal are significant and it is impossible, in our belief, for us to be able to continue to properly represent Mr. Kelly under the current circumstances,” Greenberg wrote to U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly. The two Chicago-based attorneys also said that they “are willing to (serve) as effective stand-by counsel” if it’s deemed necessary by the court. The request comes amid reports Greenberg and Leonard are having disagreements with the other attorneys that ar...
The Country Should not Stand on its way if the Igbos want to Secede – Northern Elders Forum
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The Country Should not Stand on its way if the Igbos want to Secede – Northern Elders Forum

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has said that the Igbos should be allowed to secede from Nigeria if that is what they so desire. In a statement released by its Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the forum said it has reviewed events and tendencies which suggest that the country is headed for more crises. Baba-Ahmed in the statement said Nigerians live in fear of violence today, and in fear of an uncertain future. He pointed out that irredentists are increasingly asserting their influence over the South East and some part of the country. He mentioned that political leaders in the South East appear to have submitted to violence and terror of IPOB and ESN. ''Muted voices of millions of Igbo cannot be heard so that fellow Nigerians could understand the degree t...
Gunmen Assassinate Popular Businessman in Ibadan
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Gunmen Assassinate Popular Businessman in Ibadan

A 51-year-old popular businessman, Maduabuchi Owuamanam, has been murdered by unknown gunmen in Ibadan, Oyo State. It was gathered that Owuamanam, the CEO of Blessed Maduabuchi Nigeria Limited, was shot and stabbed to death by the assailants while driving in his bus along Mokola-Sango Road in Ibadan around 8pm on Saturday, May 29. According to eyewitness, after shooting Owuamanam, the assailants stabbed him multiple times with a knife on the left side of his chest to make sure he did not survive. A passerby, who saw the victim in a pool of blood was said to have alerted his workers. He was rushed to a hospital where he was later confirmed dead. It was further gathered that a woman was in the bus with the victim when the attack happened but her whereabouts is unknown. Spo...
Copa America in Doubt after CONMEBOL Confirms Argentina will no longer host tournament
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Copa America in Doubt after CONMEBOL Confirms Argentina will no longer host tournament

  The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) has confirmed Argentina will no longer host the Copa America. This development throws the tournament into doubt with only 13 days before it was due to kick off. The tournament was scheduled to be played in Argentina and Colombia between June 13 and July 10. However, Colombia was removed as co-host on May 20 and Argentina has now followed due to what CONMEBOL said was “the present circumstances”. Argentina is currently suffering from a spike in Coronavirus cases. “CONMEBOL is analysing offers from other countries that have shown interest in hosting the continental tournament. “Updates will be announced soon,” it said in a short statement.
Naira is in the Best Possible Health it can be – Garba Shehu
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Naira is in the Best Possible Health it can be – Garba Shehu

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu has said that the Naira which appreciated at the importer & exporter (I&E) window by 0.1 percent to N411/$1 but depreciated by 0.4 percent to N495/$1 in the parallel market, is in the best possible health it could be in. The Presidential spokesperson who said this on a Channels Television programme when presented with statistics on how the economy fared in 2015 compared with 2021, maintained that only the Nigerian economy is recording “positive growth” in Africa amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Shehu further stated that whoever questions the capacity of the present government to manage the economy, needs to have themselves re-examined. He said; “If you ask me this question, I will tell you that whoever questions the capacity of the go...
Arteta: We must be critical of ourselves
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Arteta: We must be critical of ourselves

Mikel Arteta admitted he and his Arsenal players must be critical of themselves after they finished the season in eighth place and failed to qualify for Europe for the first time in 25 years. The Gunners appeared to be on track for Europa Conference League qualification after Nicolas Pepe's double helped them on their way to a 2-0 win over Brighton, but Tottenham pipped them to seventh spot with their late 4-2 win over Leicester "Disappointed because we are not in Europe," Arteta said in his post-match press conference. "We made progress last year in terms of points. Sixty-one points last year would have taken us to fifth but it shows the way the league is developing and the level we need to get to." He added: "It wasn't in our hands. We tried to do our best and won the las...
Some People Inside Arsenal Tried to Hurt the team – Arteta
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Some People Inside Arsenal Tried to Hurt the team – Arteta

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has claimed that “some people inside” the club have tried to “hurt” the team. The Gunners go into the final day of the 2020/2021 season in ninth place and could yet qualify for the inaugural Europa Conference League if they beat Brighton. It would provide a positive end to a poor campaign, during which Arteta claimed he was searching for a mole leaking information from the dressing room. When asked what the best thing about this season had been, Arteta told a press conference: “The best thing has been to keep a team, a staff, employees and everybody together. “In those circumstances when you are not winning and when there are so many people, some inside and some outside that are trying to hurt.” Pushed on whether the “people insid...
Born At 5 Months, Model At 15: Lady Tamara Releases Stunning Photos to Kickoff Career
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Born At 5 Months, Model At 15: Lady Tamara Releases Stunning Photos to Kickoff Career

15-year-old teen model Vogue Tamara Aghadiuno who goes by  Lady Tamara professionally has kicked off her modeling career with stunning photos, prompting questions on how long she can go. Born in the United States of America, Lady Tamara said the new photos make her see things differently having gone from wearing trash bags, bodysuit, and an Ankara outfit that depicted her as an African queen as well as showing off her Nigerian root. Lady Tamara who was born a micro-preemie at 24 weeks (5 months gestation) to Nigerian parents, had doctors declare that she would never walk years after, and had since then overcome the circumstances to where she is today. “I always remember how emotional this makes my mum, yet it is one of her favorite winning stories and she has always been h...
UEFA Sets Deadline for Changing Venue of Champions League Final
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UEFA Sets Deadline for Changing Venue of Champions League Final

UEFA will decide whether to change the venue of the Champions League final on Wednesday, according to the UK Times. The European football governing body will meet with the FA and UK government officials on Monday. The discussion will centre around arrangements for the match between Chelsea and Manchester City on May 29. Currently, the game is scheduled to be played at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, but Turkey is on the UK’s travel red list and fans have been told not to travel, “except in the most extreme circumstances”. The UK government wants the match to be moved to London, but a stumbling block is that the Championship play-off final is also due to be held on 29 May. However, the EFL have said they would consider moving the fixture to accommodate the Champions...
Doctor who Treated President Putin’s Critic, Alexei Navalny, after he was ‘Poisoned with Novichok’ Vanishes During Hunting Trip in Russia
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Doctor who Treated President Putin’s Critic, Alexei Navalny, after he was ‘Poisoned with Novichok’ Vanishes During Hunting Trip in Russia

Alexander Murakhovsky , the Siberian doctor who treated President Vladimir Putin's critic Alexei Navalny after he was reportedly poisoned with novichok last year, has disappeared, Russian police said on Sunday May 9. The physician, 49, was last seen leaving a hunting base in a forest in the Omsk region around 2,200 km (1,370 miles) east of Moscow in an all-terrain vehicle on Friday, police said. There are unconfirmed claims that he contacted other hunters by radio to say that he would go on by foot but was confused over which direction to go amid reports of wild bears in the vicinity. His friends looked for him but failed to locate the missing minister. Russian national guards, police, emergency ministry staff, and volunteers are involved in the ...
Pastor Adeboye Makes his First Public Appearance after the Demise of his Son, Pastor Dare
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Pastor Adeboye Makes his First Public Appearance after the Demise of his Son, Pastor Dare

Pastor Adeboye made his first public appearance after the demise of his son, Pastor Dare, last night. The 42-year-old son of the revered clergyman died in his sleep in Eket, Akwa Ibom state on Tuesday, May 4. Pastor Adeboye last night shared a sermon at the church's Communion service. His sermon was titled "Overflowing Blessing" The clergyman spoke from the studio of the church’s station Dove media while members of the church gathered at the auditorium along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. After his message, the officiating Minister at the auditorium said, ''Tonight, daddy has prayed for us. He has also prayed on all the elements that we are going to use – the bread and the wine. I am here not standing in for him because I am too small to stand in for him; I am only here to ...
Gunmen Attack Police Station in Anambra, kill two Inspectors and Free Detainees
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Gunmen Attack Police Station in Anambra, kill two Inspectors and Free Detainees

The Obosi police station in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State has been attacked by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. Tribune reports that two police Inspectors were killed during the attack that occurred on Wednesday night May 5. The gunmen freed all the detainees in the cell before razing down the police station. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said the police commissioner has sent a team to the scene of the incident to unravel the circumstances behind the attack.
Relegation Looms for West Brom after Wolves Draw
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Relegation Looms for West Brom after Wolves Draw

West Brom came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at home to rivals Wolves but the solitary point edges them closer to the drop. Mbaye Diagne's second-half header cancelled out Fabio Silva's fortunate goal in first-half stoppage time but the draw means Sam Allardyce's side are 10 points from safety with four games to go. Wolves had more of the ball throughout but their own frailties were evident as Nuno Espirito Santo's out-of-form team failed to withstand West Brom pressure after the interval. As rain swept across the ground, it took both teams some time to settle into any kind of rhythm but it was Wolves who had the first chance when Romain Saiss headed straight at Sam Johnstone. The away side dominated possession for much of the first half, Nelson Semedo forcing a far better...
Attack on Disabilities Care Clinic in Germany leaves Four Patients Dead and a Fifth Person Seriously Injured
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Attack on Disabilities Care Clinic in Germany leaves Four Patients Dead and a Fifth Person Seriously Injured

Four patients at a German care centre for the disabled have been killed and a fifth person seriously injured in the eastern city of Potsdam. A 51-year-old woman, believed to be a member of staff at the Oberlin Clinic in Potsdam, near Berlin, has been arrested 'under strong suspicion' of carrying out the attack on Wednesday night, April 28. Officers who responded to the attack at the clinic around 9pm, said the victims were subjected to "intense, extreme violent attack", and were found in different rooms of the care home, but did not give any details around the circumstances of the killings. The woman has been arrested on suspicion of 'intentional homicide', officers added, but said the motivation for the attack is not yet known. Prosecutors said forensic teams are n...
Pornhub CEO’s £11m Mansion Goes up in Flames in Suspected Arson Attack
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Pornhub CEO’s £11m Mansion Goes up in Flames in Suspected Arson Attack

Pornhub CEO Feras Antoon's £11m mansion has gone up in flames in a suspected arson attack. The mansion was under construction and recently put up for sale boasting eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and plans for multiple elevators in Montreal in Quebec, Canada. Police found the 1.4 acre property ablaze after receiving reports of two people spotted trespassing there at 11.30pm on Sunday, April 25. Neighbours were evacuated as more than 80 firefighters tackled the flames in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville neighbourhood, DailyStar reports. No one was hurt but the fire caused "major" damage to the mansion before it was under control by 2.30am. Police spokesman Julien Lévesque told VICE: "Police officers who arrived on site were able to see that the fire began inside the reside...

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