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UFC legend Diego Sanchez ravaged by Covid with blot clots in both legs and pneumonia
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UFC legend Diego Sanchez ravaged by Covid with blot clots in both legs and pneumonia

UFC legend Diego Sanchez is going through a hard time in the hospital as he is suffering with pneumonia caused by Covid. The 39-year-old fan favourite also has blood clots in his legs as a result of coronavirus and shared images of himself in his bed. Sanchez wrote: 'Pneumonia Covid never give up', alongside an image of himself with wires and diodes connected to his body with a face mask on. He also wrote: 'Covid is no motha******* joke',  Blood clots in both my legs," The former welterweight was cut from the UFC in April and was understood to have agreed on a deal with Bare Knuckle FC subject to a medical. Sanchez was the first-ever winner of the UFC's flagship reality show The Ultimate Fighter way back in 2005. He fought 32 times in the UFC but a unanim...
Liverpool hospital suicide bomber killed in terrorist attack is identified
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Liverpool hospital suicide bomber killed in terrorist attack is identified

The bomber killed in the terrorist attack outside the Women’s Hospital in Liverpool on Sunday, Nov. 14, has been named by Counter Terrorism Police North West as 32-year-old Emad Al Swealmeen. Al Swealmeen was killed after a homemade device went off in the backseat of a taxi. The taxi driver who has been named as David Perry noticed the device and locked the cab with Al Swealmeen inside. The device then exploded, killing Al Swealmeen and injuring Perry, who had to be taken to hospital, but has since been discharged. According to the Daily Mail, Al Swealmeen goes by the name Enzo Almeni and was born in Syria but raised in Iraq. The senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Meeks said: ''Our enquiries a...
Tom Hanks reveals why he turned down Jeff Bezos’ offer to travel with him to space
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Tom Hanks reveals why he turned down Jeff Bezos’ offer to travel with him to space

Top Hollywood Actor, Tom Hanks was offered a ride to space by Billionaire Jeff Bezos on his Blue Origin rocket, but the actor turned it down. According to Hanks the offer came with a price tag. During an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" the very talented actor confirmed that Bezos has asked him to join the space exploration crew but that he was expected to pay. "Well yeah, provided I pay," Hanks said. "It costs like $28 million or something like that. And I'm doing good, Jimmy — I'm doing good — but I ain't paying $28 million. You know what, we could simulate the experience of going to space right now." Hanks, who was promoting his new movie "Finch," mimicked shaking in a rocket while in his chair, saying, "I don't need to spend 28 million bucks to do that." Hanks also...
Three wedding guests reportedly shot dead in Afghanistan for playing music at reception
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Three wedding guests reportedly shot dead in Afghanistan for playing music at reception

The Taliban have revealed that three guests were shot dead at a wedding reception in eastern Afghanistan on Friday night, October 29 'because music was being played' The attack was carried out by three assailants who claimed to be members of the Taliban before opening fire, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told reporters at a press conference Sunday, October 31. According to Mujahid, the gunmen attacked a reception taking place in the Surkh Rod district of Nangarhar Province. Local reports say at least two people had been killed and 10 others injured. The Taliban spokesman added that it was not allowed to kill anyone for playing music, and an investigation will start to establish whether the incident was due to a personal problem or disagreement. "In the ranks of t...
BBNaija: I’m not romantically attracted to Queen – Reality Tv star, Whitemoney
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BBNaija: I’m not romantically attracted to Queen – Reality Tv star, Whitemoney

Winner of Big Brother Naija ‘Shine Your Eye’ edition, Whitemoney has revealed that there’s no future intimate relationship between him and Queen. Whitemoney said this after being asked what the future holds for his relationship with Queen during his media rounds with Toke Makinwa on Tuesday. He noted that he’s not romantically attracted to her so he doesn’t see them having an intimate relationship in the future. “Relationship wise, I don’t think so because I’m not in that state of mind. “Emotionally I have told her am not connected to her romantically. I just have this likeness for her thats so natural. “I just wan us to be cool and see how it goes,” he said.
Police arrest Suspected Killers of Kano Pastor
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Police arrest Suspected Killers of Kano Pastor

The police has said that it has arrested seven suspects said to be killers of the leader of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano State, Shuaibu Yohana. The Pastor was killed by a mob few days ago after he intervened in a case involving one Sabo Idris who was accused of killing his elder brother’s wife, Zainab Balan’iya. Yohanna was accused of hiding Mr Idris who is a Christian convert, before being lynched by the mob who burnt down his church, house and school. Police spokesperson in Kano, Abdullahi Kiyawa told BBC Hausa that they arrested six suspects “on the spot”. The seventh suspect was said to have turned himself in. The case has been transferred to the homicide department at the police command headquarters in Bompai, Kano. K...
BBNaija: You may hook up with JMK or Queen after show – Pere tells Whitemoney
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BBNaija: You may hook up with JMK or Queen after show – Pere tells Whitemoney

Big Brother Naija season 6 housemate, Pere, has opined that Whitemoney and JMK will be in a relationship after the show. Pere who said this while having a conversation with Whitemoney added that if it doesn’t work out with JMK then it will definitely work out with Queen. “I see you and JMK working outside the house than Jackie B. “I see you and Queen actually working out too if it doesn’t work with JMK,” he said. In response, Whitemoney said he doesn’t think JMK wants a relationship and wasn’t also sure what his relationship will be after the show yet. “With Queen, I don’t know. With Queen, I have to be outside the house. That was why I was not in a hurry with anybody. “ I connected with Jackie on a different level and also connected with Queen on a differ...
BBNaija: Why I’m acting different – Pere
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BBNaija: Why I’m acting different – Pere

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, Pere has explained why he’s changed since the eviction of Maria from the house. Pere speaking to Ebuka Obi-Uchendu during diary session on Sunday said Maria’s eviction hit him hard and he’s still trying to recover. Pere said: “Maria was the one person I connected with and I like her a lot. “The game still matters, I was hit hard by her eviction and I’m slowly getting myself back.” Recall that Saga had told Nini that Pere is acting lonely suggesting he seeks a voluntary exit to leave the show. He noted that Pere can’t be trusted and is always trying to trigger Nini. However, Nini countered him explaining to Saga that Pere has his back in the house but he doubted.
BBNaija housemate, Angel goes Spiritual, says Prayer is her Coping Mechanism
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BBNaija housemate, Angel goes Spiritual, says Prayer is her Coping Mechanism

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, Angel has said prayer is her coping mechanism in the house. Angel said this during her diary session with Biggie when asked of how she has been coping with nominations and twists in the house. The 21-year-old BBNaija housemate said: “My coping mechanism in the house is prayer. “ I told WhitemMoney on Sunday that people might not like me and that’s why I genuinely felt I was going to be evicted on Sunday. I feel I don’t appeal to people.” Angel went ahead to share why she nominated Emmanuel and Saga for eviction. According to her, Saga and Emmanuel are the least housemates she connects with. She said: “I nominated Saga and Emmanuel because they are the least out of the housemates that I’m connected to in the ho...
‘I don’t mess around with loyalty’ – Comedian, Basketmouth for the first time opens up on beef with AY Makun
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‘I don’t mess around with loyalty’ – Comedian, Basketmouth for the first time opens up on beef with AY Makun

Nigerian comedian and entertainer, Bright Okpocha, better known by his stage name Basketmouth has opened up about his rift with colleague, AY Makun, popularly known as AY. For years speculations have been rife about the relationship between the two comedian who have never worked together and are hardly seen together. There were even reports that both comedians had their own camps of comedians who were associated with them. Basketmouth has now opened up on the alleged beef, saying AY 'messed with loyalty' but that he has apologized and they are now cool. Speaking at Ebuka Obi-Uchendu’s Black Box Interview series on Bounce Radio, Ebuka brought up the issue of 'disunity among comedians in Nigeria.' Ebuka then asked Basketmouth to comment on hi...
Osinbajo has not Joined 2023 Presidential race – Spokesman
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Osinbajo has not Joined 2023 Presidential race – Spokesman

Laolu Akande, spokesperson of Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said that his principal has not indicated any interest in joining the 2023 presidential race. In a statement issued on Monday August 23, Akande stated that Osinbajo is currently focused on working in his capacity as the Vice President to address the various challenges facing the country, including finding effective and lasting solutions to the security challenges and working to further boost the economy. The statement read; “The Office of the Vice President is not in any way connected with the distribution and deployment of any 2023 political posters whether on the streets or in online videos, banners and the like on social media. “All these are simply needless distractions from the urgent tasks of gover...
Britney Spears’ dogs taken away from her
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Britney Spears’ dogs taken away from her

Britney Spears' dogs were taken from her earlier this month after her dog sitter and housekeeper believe the pets were being neglected, and that's what triggered the confrontation between Britney and her housekeeper that led to a criminal investigation . Sources connected to Britney told TMZ that around 2 weeks ago, one of Britney's dogs became sick and the dog sitter, who is also a nurse, took that dog and Britney's other dog to the vet. The dogs never came home. Sources told the publication the dog sitter kept and took care of the dogs because she believed they weren't safe at Britney's home. Then, on August 10 Britney called the Ventura County Sheriff's Dept. to report a theft, but when cops arrived at her home she backed off and sent them away. She was prepared to file a t...
BBNaija: Arin Reveals Why She Nominated Tega For Possible Eviction
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BBNaija: Arin Reveals Why She Nominated Tega For Possible Eviction

Big Brother Naija housemate, Arin, has opened up on why she nominated Tega for possible eviction. She said this during her Diary Session with Big Brother on Tuesday, day 17 of the show. During the session, Biggy asked her who she nominated and why she nominated them. Arin said she nominated Emmanuel because he is the person she least connected with in the house. “I nominated Emmanuel and Tega. I have connected the least with Emmanuel in the house,” Arin said. Arin, however, said she nominated Tega because the latter was being antagonistic for no reason and the duo hardly got along during group tasks. “I nominated Tega because she couldn’t look me in the face and she’s a little bit antagonistic, needlessly,” Arin revealed. Biggy also asked her to guess who nominated her...
Bill Gates says he regrets the time spent with late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein
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Bill Gates says he regrets the time spent with late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein

Billionaire Microsoft founder, Bill Gates has revealed he regrets his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy financial manager who was accused of child sex trafficking, before he committed suicide in 2019. Speaking with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Gates said he only met with Epstein in the hopes of raising more money to deal with global health issues. He says they only had meetings and didn't have a relationship. "It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of being there," Gates said. "I had several dinners with him, you know, hoping that what he said about getting billions of philanthropy for global health through contacts that he had might emerge," Gates said. "When it looked like that wasn't a real thing, that relationship ended." ...
How I was Disqualified from Olympics on my 25th birthday -Athlete who dumped USA for Nigeria
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How I was Disqualified from Olympics on my 25th birthday -Athlete who dumped USA for Nigeria

One of the Nigerian athletes who was disqualified from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Annette Echikunwoke, has lamented that the news of her disqualification got to her officially on her 25 the birthday. Having citizenship in both the United States and Nigeria, Echikunwoke had said she chose to represent for Nigeria to get connected with her parents’ country. Echikunwoke lamented that she was heartbroken and devastated when the news got to her. Her throw of 72.07m made her the first woman to throw past 70m in the Hammer throw on Nigerian soil and broke the Nigerian and African Record when she threw a huge 75.49m in the women’s Hammer Throw at the USATF Throws Festival in Arizona to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. The PUNCH had reported that Jumper Ruth Usoro, sprinter Favour Ofil...
Lady found Dead and another Declared Missing in Delta
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Lady found Dead and another Declared Missing in Delta

The decomposing corpse of an unidentified lady has been found around the popular Federal University Junction axis of the East-West Road in Delta state. The corpse was discovered inside a drainage connected to nearby Agbarho River. According to an eyewitness, the lady appeared to have been killed before she was dumped in the drain. Another witness claimed she may have been knocked down by a vehicle. The deceased was seen lying face down in the drain. In a related development, a young lady identified as Stephanie Solomon, pictured above, has been reported missing in Okumagba Avenue area of Warri South council area. Stephanie was reportedly last seen after close of work on Monday July 19 from a plaza close to Total filling station at the Okumagbe Estate Roundabout. One of her fr...
Ogun Assembly Passes bill Banning Open Grazing
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Ogun Assembly Passes bill Banning Open Grazing

The Ogun State House of Assembly on Thursday July 8, passed a bill banning open grazing. The lawmakers while passing the bill, said it would address incessant clashes between herders and famers. The bill titled “HB No. 045/OG/2021- A Law to Regulate Animal Grazing, Establishment of Cattles Ranches in Designated Grazing Areas of Ogun State and for other Matters incidental thereto and connected therewith", scaled the third reading and final passage following the presentation of the report of the House Committee on Agriculture by the Sponsor, Ganiyu Oyedeji, at a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo. The bill prescribed a jail term of not less than three years without the option of fine for violators of the ban. It read; Including the forfeiture of the herds ...
Victor Moses reacts after leaving Chelsea on permanent transfer to new club
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Victor Moses reacts after leaving Chelsea on permanent transfer to new club

Former Nigerian international, Victor Moses has reacted after leaving Chelsea on a permanent transfer to Russian Premier League club, Spartak Moscow. Moses penned a two-year contract with Spartak Moscow on Friday after the Russian club triggered a clause that allows them to sign the winger permanently following their qualification for next season’s UEFA Champions League. Reacting, the 30-year-old said he loved every moment playing for Chelsea, adding that he left the Blues with memories that he would cherish forever. Moses wrote on Instagram, “After 9 fantastic years and 128 games for Chelsea, I’ve now officially left the club to join Spartak Moscow on a permanent transfer. “I have loved every moment playing for Chelsea and leave with memories that I’ll cherish forever, inc...
Lesbian Adult Film Accidentally Plays at Covid Vaccination Centre Leaving Patients Confused
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Lesbian Adult Film Accidentally Plays at Covid Vaccination Centre Leaving Patients Confused

Officials at a Covid vaccination centre in Costa Rica had to rush to turn off a TV in the centre when lesbian porn suddenly started playing on screen. The x-rated film popped up unexpectedly on a TV that was previously playing public service broadcasts at the facility in Costa Rica. People were waiting inside the tent for their turn to take the vaccine when the television suddenly switched screens in San Jose City on Monday, June 7. Viewers were shocked by the footage while confused health workers struggled to turn off the appliance, which appeared to be connected to someone's computer. The officers were eventually able to close the screen by pulling out the plug and apologised to the people inside for the "inconvenience". Eyewitness Anthony Barboza, who was queu...
Ahmed Gulak’s Death Calculated to Instigate the Northerners against the Igbos – Gov. Akeredolu
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Ahmed Gulak’s Death Calculated to Instigate the Northerners against the Igbos – Gov. Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has described the murder of Ahmed Gulak' as senseless and wicked, saying it was calculated to Instigate the Northerners against the Igbos. The former Presidential aide was murdered on his way to catch a flight at Sam Mbakwe International Airport. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state openly condemned the greusome murder in a statement titled ; Ahmed Gulak; A Killing Too Senseless and Wicked. In his words he said, "The killing of the former presidential aide is calculated to instigate Nigerians against each other, particularly northerners against the igbos living outside the South-East. We must confront the enemies of the people with a view to neutralizing them. This is definitely not the time for political correctness. Banditry should no...
Nigerian Man Arrested in the US for $350m COVID19 Unemployment Benefit Fraud
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Nigerian Man Arrested in the US for $350m COVID19 Unemployment Benefit Fraud

A Nigerian man identified as Abidemi Rufai, has been arrested in the United States of America in connection with a $350 million COVID19 unemployment benefits fraud. According to a statement released by the United States Department of Justice, Abidemi Rufai, was arrested at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport last Friday, May 14, by federal agents as he allegedly attempted to leave the country. He appeared in a US Federal court on Saturday, May 15, on charges that he used the identities of more than 100 Washington residents to steal more than $350,000 in unemployment benefits from the Washington State Employment Security Department during the COVID-19 pandemic last year. “Since the first fraud reports to our office in April 2020, we have worked diligently with a federal...
Microsoft Board investigated Bill Gates’ ‘intimate relationship’ with employee as new report alleges he had affairs with women connected to the company
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Microsoft Board investigated Bill Gates’ ‘intimate relationship’ with employee as new report alleges he had affairs with women connected to the company

Possible reasons for Melinda Gates divorce from her billionaire husband, Bill Gates are beginning to come out as new reports allege the Microsoft co-founder engaged in relationships with women connected to the company. A report in The New York Times on Sunday, May 16, details how Gates allegedly "pursued" several women connected to Microsoft and his foundation, developing "a reputation for questionable conduct in work-related settings," the paper reported. However, according to the Times, it was Gates' friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein whom Gates allegedly stayed close to even after Epstein was convicted for soliciting sex with girls as young as 14 that annoyed Melinda Gates, reportedly setting in motion the divorce process. Microsoft's board of directors hired ...
Atlanta Spa Shooter, Robert Aaron Long Indicted on Murder Charges
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Atlanta Spa Shooter, Robert Aaron Long Indicted on Murder Charges

The 22-year-old man accused of opening fire at three Atlanta-area spas in March, killing eight people, including six women of Asian descent, has been indicted by a grand jury in Georgia. A Fulton County grand jury indicted Robert Aaron Long on murder charges connected to the March 16 killings of Suncha Kim, 69; Soon Chung Park, 74; Hyun Jung Grant, 51; and Yong Ae Yue, 63; according to The Associated Press. The indictment only covered those four killings at Gold Spa and Aromatherapy Spa in Atlanta, and not the attack in Cherokee County, in which Xiaojie “Emily” Tan, 49; Daoyou Feng, 44; Delaina Yaun, 33; and Paul Michels, 54, were killed. The indictment charges Long with four counts of murder, four counts of felony murder, five counts of assault with a deadly weapon, four coun...
It is Criminal to Molest a Minor or use a Minor as Trap to Gather Evidence – Yomi Fabiyi Reacts to CCTV Footage of Baba Ijesha Molesting Comedian Princess’ Foster Daughter; Calls for arrest of all those Connected to the video
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It is Criminal to Molest a Minor or use a Minor as Trap to Gather Evidence – Yomi Fabiyi Reacts to CCTV Footage of Baba Ijesha Molesting Comedian Princess’ Foster Daughter; Calls for arrest of all those Connected to the video

Actor, Yomi Fabiyi has reacted to the CCTV footage which showed actor, Baba Ijesha molesting comedian Princess' 14-year-old daughter in her home in Lagos. CCTV footage which was released on Sunday May 2, showed the actor touching the teenager after Princess and others involved left the sitting room for Baba Ijesha and the victim. Fabiyi has now condemned the act of recording the minor being molested. According to him, "if the girl was your child, can you make her go through such trauma again in the name of gathering evidence." The actor while condemning the act of molestation, also called for the arrest and prosecution of all those connected to video except the victim. He said the arrest should be done for "humanity and for every innocent child" Baba Ijesha James...
NAPTIP Seals Off Baby Factory in Aba, Arrests Nigerian-American, two Others
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NAPTIP Seals Off Baby Factory in Aba, Arrests Nigerian-American, two Others

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has sealed off a baby factory in Aba, the commercial city of Abia State. Spokesperson for the agency, Stella Nezan, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, April 26, said three persons connected to the crime including a Nigerian-American have been arrested while a manhunt has been launched for the owner of the place, Nwamaka Ijeoma Agozie, who is on the run. The baby factory, Nwamaka Herbal Centre, located at Ikpokwu, Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State was sealed by operatives of the Agency last Wednesday following the refusal of the owner to respond to invitations extended to her by the Agency. The investigation of the baby factory followed the arrest a Nigerian-American citizen who was...
Arsenal vs Liverpool: Arteta ‘not Suspicious’ of Aubameyang After New Contract
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Arsenal vs Liverpool: Arteta ‘not Suspicious’ of Aubameyang After New Contract

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has insisted he is “not suspicious” that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s poor form this season is connected to the new long-term contract he signed in September. Aubameyang had been prolific for the Gunners since he joined from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018. The Gabon striker won the Premier League golden boot in his first full season and finished as the second highest scorer in 2019/2020. But Aubameyang has found things tougher this campaign, scoring just 14 goals in 31 appearances so far. When asked about any link between Aubameyang’s form and his new deal, Arteta said: “It is easy to connect things like that, but I am not suspicious of that. “I have seen, and we have had many conversations, about what he wanted to do from last ...
Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey’s First Tweet Sells for Over £2 million
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Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey’s First Tweet Sells for Over £2 million

Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey has sold a digital certificate connected to his first ever tweet for over £2m. The digital certificate was purchased in an auction by Sina Estavi, a Malaysia-based entrepreneur. The tweet, posted by Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006, reads: "just setting up my twttr" Buyer, Mr Estavi said: "This is not just a tweet!" He added that "years later people will realise the true value of this tweet, like the Mona Lisa painting". Jack Dorsey said the funds raised from the sale of his first ever tweet are being donated to a charity supporting the coronavirus response in Africa, minus a 5% processing fee going to the auctioning platform. Mr Estavi said he was glad the money was being donated to charity.
Kanye West Reportedly Tried to Sell Jewellery he Bought for Kim Kardashian Days Before She Filed for Divorce
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Kanye West Reportedly Tried to Sell Jewellery he Bought for Kim Kardashian Days Before She Filed for Divorce

Rapper, Kanye West reportedly tried to sell some of the jewellery he had bought for his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, just days before she filed for divorce. According to the Sun, Kanye, 43, visited two jewellers to get quotes for the items he was considering selling. A source told The Sun: 'In the last two weeks, Kanye was attempting to sell jewellery he had purchased for Kim to at least two top jewellers. 'Kanye recently said, "I don't want to be connected to the Kardashian brand anymore" but he was so torn because he still very much loves Kim. 'Although he never ended up selling the jewellery he was talking about how he didn't want to be reminded of the past.' The insider added that Kanye 'really wanted to stay together but she was done'. During their marriage, t...
Bandits Kill 18 in 3 Kaduna LGAs
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Bandits Kill 18 in 3 Kaduna LGAs

18 people have reportedly been killed by bandits who struck at Giwa, Chikun and Igabi local government areas of Kaduna State. Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan confirmed the attacks in a statement released on Wednesday February 24. The bandits who attacked Anaba village in Igabi local government area, killed seven people who have been identified as Ali Musa, Isa Sharehu, Tijjani Isa, Auwalu Shehu, Hashim Abdullahi, Hassan Saidu and Umar Rilwanu. The bandits rustled no fewer than 20 cows during the operation and also burnt down houses along with storehouses and barns. In Barinje village of Chikun local government area, the bandits killed 8 people who have been identified as Sunday Gwamna, Lawal Jizo, Salha Barau, Sabo Barau, Umar...
New Zealand Holds Memorial for 185 Victims of Christchurch Earthquake 10Years After
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New Zealand Holds Memorial for 185 Victims of Christchurch Earthquake 10Years After

New Zealand lowered its flags on Monday Februarty 22, as it marked the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake that killed 185 people. Hundreds of people attended an outdoor service in Christchurch, which continues to rebuild from the magnitude 6.3 quake that destroyed much of its downtown in 2011. According to Reuters, a separate service was also held in the Japanese city of Toyama, home to 12 students who died in the quake. Speaking at the Christchurch ceremony, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured top left) said it was important to remember that 87 of the victims were foreigners and many of their families couldn't be there because of coronavirus travel restrictions. “Our flags fly at half-mast for them today too,” she said. Christchurch ...
If Charges Against Hushpuppi for laundering money for North Koreans stick, I’ll be with grandkids before he gets out – BBNaija’s Leo Dasilva
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If Charges Against Hushpuppi for laundering money for North Koreans stick, I’ll be with grandkids before he gets out – BBNaija’s Leo Dasilva

Big Brother Naija star, Leo Dasilva has reacted to report of Hushpuppi being charged with laundering money for North Koreans. LIB reported earlier that in a statement released by the US Justice Department on Wednesday February 17, it was alleged that Hushpuppi took part in a “North Korean-perpetrated cyber-enabled heist from a Maltese bank in February 2019.” In a July statement, the Justice Department referred to the attack as “a $14.7 million cyber-heist from a foreign financial institution.” His name was linked to the North Korean conspiracy, when federal prosecutors unsealed a charge against Ghaleb Alaumary, 37, of Ontario, Canada. Alaumary plead guilty to charges related to his role as a money launderer for the North Korean group. The Justice Department connected Hushpuppi to...
Ned Nwoko Raises Alarm Over Alleged Plot to Assassinate him
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Ned Nwoko Raises Alarm Over Alleged Plot to Assassinate him

Prince Ned Nwoko has alleged that some people are plotting to assassinate him. The former member of the House of Representatives raised the alarm at a press briefing he organised alongside his wife Regina Daniels on Thursday, Feb 11, in Abuja. He said that the plot is connected to a piece of land in his community in Delta state in which he was setting up a university. He added that a tussle about who becomes the next king of his community is also another factor. He explained that the issue of who becomes the next king had been settled by the elders and that the allocation of the land to him followed due process. The politician said that the assassination plot was exposed on social media by an inmate in Kuje Prison, Abuja, who overheard two fellow prisoners discussing the pl...
Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Student Macheted to Death
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Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Student Macheted to Death

A yet-to-be-identified student of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, in Owo, Ondo State, was macheted to death by some unknown persons on Wednesday, February 10. Confirming the incident to newsmen, the public relations officer of the institution, Samuel Ojo, said the reason for the attack is yet to be ascertained. Ojo dismissed rumours that the killing might be connected with the Student Union Government elections which is holding this week. He said there was no evidence to back up the claims that the killing is connected with the SUG elections and that the killing happened outside the polytechnic campus. Ojo added that an official statement on the incident will be released later.
Lagos-Ibadan Rail line Connected to Apapa port Complex
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Lagos-Ibadan Rail line Connected to Apapa port Complex

The Lagos-Ibadan Rail line has officially been connected to the Apapa port complex in Lagos. China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) made the announcement on Monday February 1. The statement read; “On the morning of Jan. 25, 2021, with the successful pouring of the last 25-meter monolithic track bed superstructure of Apapa Port Break Bulk Line, the Lagos-Ibadan Railway was officially connected to the Apapa Port in Lagos. “The Apapa Port Spur Line of Lagos-Ibadan Railway starts from the Mobolaji Johnson Station, Ebute Metta and extends southward to Apapa Port, with a total length of 8.72km. “As a crucial channel linking the mainline of the Lagos-Ibadan Railway to the port, it has become an important transportation passage for the import and export of goods ...
Everybody connected have no interest in uncovering the truth of what happened in Lekki – Dele Farotimi speaks on EndSars protest
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Everybody connected have no interest in uncovering the truth of what happened in Lekki – Dele Farotimi speaks on EndSars protest

Nigerian lawyer, Dele Farotimi, has said that the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lekki Concession Company LCC, the Nigerian Army, and others have no interest in uncovering the truth of what happened at the Lekki toll plaza on October 20.   Recall that on October 20, military men stormed the Lekki toll plaza where #EndSARS protesters gathered and fired gunshots. The Lago state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on October 19, inaugurated an 8-man panel to investigate police brutality in the state. Shortly after the shooting in Lekki, the panel was mandated to also carry out a thorough investigation of what happened in Lekki.   Speaking during the interview with Arise, Farotimi opined that the Lagos state government and others linked to the incident will n...
Chad Requests Electricity Supply From Nigeria
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Chad Requests Electricity Supply From Nigeria

The government of Chad Republic has made a formal request to the federal government to  to connect the country to the Nigerian electricity grid. of getting connected to the Nigerian electricity grid to the federal government. Chadian Ambassador to Nigeria, Abakar Saleh Chachaimi made the request during a visit to the Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman in Abuja. While the ambassador stressed the historical and economic value of connecting Chad to Nigeria’s electricity grid, the Minister of Power on his own part said it would help in enhancing the long existing relations between the two countries. Mamman who approved the request to host his counterpart from the Republic of Chad for a technical analysis of the request, said Nigeria would evaluate it within the various projects...
Former White House Butler, Wilson Roosevelt Jerman Dies of Coronavirus at 91
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Former White House Butler, Wilson Roosevelt Jerman Dies of Coronavirus at 91

Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, a former White House butler who served 11 US presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Barack Obama has died of Coronavirus at 91. His granddaughter, Jamila Garrett confirmed to Fox News that Mr. Wilson' died on Friday, May 15. Wilson Roosevelt Jerman was one of the longest-serving employees, beginning his five-and-a half-decade career in 1957 as a cleaner under the Dwight Eisenhower administration. He was promoted to a butler by Former First Lady, Jackie Kennedy when John F. Kennedy came into office in the 1960s. 'Jackie O actually promoted him to a butler because of the relationship. She was instrumental in ensuring that that happened,’ Garrett said. Garrett described Jerman as a ‘family-loving, genuine man’. She said ‘he was always about ser...
Chernobyl Diaries star, Dimitri Diatchenko dead at 52
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Chernobyl Diaries star, Dimitri Diatchenko dead at 52

Dimitri Diatchenko, the actor who got famous for his role in  "Chernobyl Diaries" is dead at the age of 52.   The actor was found dead in his home in Daytona Beach, Florida on Wednesday April 22. It is believed he died on Monday or Tuesday, and the cause of death is pending the medical examiner's investigation.     TMZ reported that Diatchenko's death is said not to be connected to coronavirus, and foul play is not being considered.   His family said;   "Dimitri's family says they had not heard from him in a few days, so they called police Wednesday for a wellness check, and that's when his body was discovered."     Though born to a Ukranian father and Swedish mother, Diatchenko is a first-generation American and gr...
I’m not Involved in Sanusi’s Dethronement – AGF Abubakar Malami
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I’m not Involved in Sanusi’s Dethronement – AGF Abubakar Malami

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has denied having a hand in Sanusi Lamido Sanusi's dethronement as Emir of Kano. In a lawsuit filed before a federal high court in Abuja, Sanusi reportedly accused the Attorney General of Kano State, Ibrahim Muktar and the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN) of instructing operatives of the Department of State Services and police to detain him after his dethronement. In a statement released on Sunday March 15 by Malami's special assistant on media and public relations Umar Gwandu, the AGF who denied the allegation added that he won't comment further since the case is already in court. Malami said;   "I'm not in any way connected with the dethronement of the former Em...
Vandalism is Not the Cause of Pipeline Explosion in Abule Ado – NEMA
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Vandalism is Not the Cause of Pipeline Explosion in Abule Ado – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has debunked claims of pipeline vandalism being the cause of the pipeline explosion in Abule Ado community of Lagos State. Ibrahim Farinloye, acting coordinator of the Lagos office of the agency disclosed that evidence at the scene of the incident revealed that the explosion is not connected to vandalism but might have occurred in a factory located in the Abule Ado area. Farinloye who confirmed that so many properties were destroyed as a result of the incident,  disclosed that the pipeline passing through the area was shut down by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) after the explosion which occurred around 9am today March 15. Here are more videos from the scene of the incident;
Selena Gomez Calls Dating in Hollywood ‘Cliché’
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Selena Gomez Calls Dating in Hollywood ‘Cliché’

Selena Gomez is opening up about public scrutiny of her love life. During an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 that was released on Friday, the same day as her new album, Gomez discussed dating in the public eye. The 27-year-old singer’s new album, Rare, features upbeat breakup and self-love anthems that many fans have connected to her previous high-profile relationships with Justin Bieber and The Weeknd. “If I can be honest, it is so cliché,” Gomez said of dating in Hollywood. “It’s just everyone dates everyone. It always seems to be within this little bubble , and it’s because it’s safe.”
Lady Gaga Speaks About on Surviving Rape at the Age of 19
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Lady Gaga Speaks About on Surviving Rape at the Age of 19

Lady Gaga recently sat down with Oprah Winfrey for an interview, in which she opened about her mental health struggles, and how a deposition triggered her “psychotic break.” According to TMZ, in the “2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” interview held in Fort Lauderdale, the singer-actress told Oprah she’s battling chronic pain, “Even sitting here with you today, I’m in head-to-toe pain.” She connected the pain to fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes muscle and bone pain. She then opened up about surviving rape at the 19 at the hands of someone she knew, how she developed PTSD afterward because she never fully processed the trauma. Watch the video below: 
GOtv Boxing Night: WABU President Urges More Corporate Support for Boxing
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GOtv Boxing Night: WABU President Urges More Corporate Support for Boxing

President of the West African Boxing Union (WABU), Remi Aboderin, has called on corporate organisations in the country to emulate pay television service provider, GOtv’s support for Nigerian boxing. Aboderin, who is also the Secretary-General of the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C) made the call in Lagos yesterday at the offices of Flykite Promotions, organisers of GOtv Boxing Night, which has been sponsored by GOtv since 2014. He noted that the intervention of GOtv in Nigerian boxing has revived the sport, adding that there is a need for many more organisations to support boxing to ensure a speedier return to health. “Nobody connected to Nigerian boxing can fail to see the strides being made by the sport since GOtv intervened in 2014. Their intervention, which has see...
Jimoh Ibrahim Loses Father Just Two Months After Losing Mother
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Jimoh Ibrahim Loses Father Just Two Months After Losing Mother

Nigerian billionaire, Jimoh Ibrahim has lost his father barely two months after losing his mother to a fire accident. The father, Alhaji Yakubu Jimoh, died on Sunday in his hometown in Igbatokado, Ondo State. The source of his death is unknown. However, sources say it might not be in connected to the manner in which his wife died. His wife, Jimoh Ibrahim’s mother, died after her house was gutted by fire. Sources say the fire started from a candle light after the woman fell asleep in the house. However a statement by one of the sons, Dipo Jimoh, tends to claim that the woman didn’t die as a result of fire accident as widely reported. See statement below. “Dipo Jimoh (last born and the closest son of the late mother — Mrs. Theresa Jimoh), who recently graduated from Columb...
2019 Election: President Buhari To Address Nigerians By 7pm Today!
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2019 Election: President Buhari To Address Nigerians By 7pm Today!

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari will make a nationwide broadcast tonight at 7pm. “President Buhari will Thursday broadcast to the nation at 7 pm with a repeat at 9 pm. All television, radio stations and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the NTANews and Radio Nigeria for the broadcast,” said Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu. The reason for the broadcast is yet to be ascertained but it's believe to be connected to the presidential election on Saturday.
How I Read 27 Books in January – Nigerian Writer Gloria Abah
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How I Read 27 Books in January – Nigerian Writer Gloria Abah

A Nigerian writer Glory Abah, has revealed how she read 27 books in January, 2019. She explained how she did it and said she’s hoping to read 400 by the end of the year. She wrote on her blog; “So I have always wondered exactly how many books I read in a year. I usually estimated 200 or more as the case may be. So I decided to keep count this year and in January, we have 27 books in total.   How did I do it? 1. I always have a book am currently reading. Always! Normally, when I come across good authors, I usually get all their books in bulk and binge read all. If you go through my page, you will notice that I read mostly Penny Reid’s books this month. This leaves me with enough books to last me a while. 2. I use every spare moment to read. Normally, I stay awa...
Eyes of Murdered DELSU Student Found in Shrine, Police Arrests Native Doctor
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Eyes of Murdered DELSU Student Found in Shrine, Police Arrests Native Doctor

The eyes of murdered DELSU student, Elozino Ogege, a 300 level student of Mass Communication, has been found in a shrine after the police arrested the native doctor ‘incharge’ of the rituals. Delta State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Andrew Aniamaka , who disclosed that “all those connected with the gruesome murder of Elozino have been arrested and will duly be prosecuted”, added that a security staff identified as Onos Ekana, who works in Site III of the university campus, two suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo Boys’ and a native doctor are currently in police custody. Aniamaka who further confirmed that the eyes of murdered DELSU student and her heart were found at the shrine, said; “A herbalist who the ritualists gave the body parts removed from...
Music Premiere: Sam Okenye – Africa Arise (Pro by. Wole Oni)
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Music Premiere: Sam Okenye – Africa Arise (Pro by. Wole Oni)

Sam Okenye, a business entrepreneur, entertainer, song writer and gospel minister and inspirational singing sensation. Sam Okenye who is a seasoned Cyber Security professional, programmer, e-business security strategist, certified information systems auditor, certified risk & control professional, specialist in computer forensics and a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria, rides out with the much awaited top notch single titled “Africa Arise”, produced by Award winning music producer Wole Oni. One of the notable quotes of Sam Okenye is “God Never Created a World in Which He Will Not Be Needed”. Sam Okenye intends to use his gospel and inspirational music to entertain, inspire everyone, give hope, increase the faith of listeners and cause healing across natio...
Tonto Dike Accused Of Sleeping With SA Pastor Bushiri For N18m & Refusing To Pay Lady who Connected Her
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Tonto Dike Accused Of Sleeping With SA Pastor Bushiri For N18m & Refusing To Pay Lady who Connected Her

A Very Fresh and Hot Drama is Coming up, Allow me to serve you hot, Ok, So a few weeks ago Remember Actress Tonto Dike traveled to South Africa for a Church Convention where she visited one of the Flamboyant Pastors in the Country Pastor Shephered Bushiri and she spent some days before returning (See Photos below!). Now Yesterday Morning, Tonto Shared a photo of the Pastor on her page, Welcoming him to Nigeria, But a Lady just dropped a Bumshell on the Picture, the lady named Mimi on the Comment section accused Tonto Dike of sleeping with the Pastor for 18million naira during that her visit to SA. But That was not the problem, The lady says Tonto has refused to pay, Her Promoter Lady Golfer who made the connections for her to meet the Pastor. She said it is the Major Reason why Tont...
Lagos Criminalises Drilling Boreholes Without Permit
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Lagos Criminalises Drilling Boreholes Without Permit

A new Lagos State Environmental law is stipulating a prison term or fine for residents who drill boreholes without government authorization, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The legislation specifically criminalizes sale or distribution of water by container, tanker, or any other method without a valid license issued by the Department of Water Resources. The bill, passed by the state House of Assembly, is yet to be signed into law by Governor Akinwumi Ambode. The government says it targets commercial users, but activists fear the ban may affect private citizens, who struggle daily to get water through individual effort. “The salt rubbed on the injury is the fact that as we speak, the public has not set eyes on the new bill to ascertain if our fears and objections raised at the Public ...

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