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Rwanda becomes first Sub-Saharan African country to ban flights to southern Africa over Omicron COVID
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Rwanda becomes first Sub-Saharan African country to ban flights to southern Africa over Omicron COVID

Rwanda has become the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to impose a ban on inbound and outbound flights to southern African countries in the wake of the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron. The new variant was first reported in South Africa last week, with cases subsequently detected in several countries, and many governments have moved swiftly to reimpose flight restrictions. In a press statement, the country's prime minister, Dr. Édouard Ngirente, said that after an extraordinary Cabinet meeting, it was resolved that "direct flights between Rwanda and southern Africa are temporarily suspended". The countries affected by the ban are Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Monday th...
Avoid name calling and beating the ‘devil’ out of children like our parents did – Former beauty queen, Iheoma Nnadi
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Avoid name calling and beating the ‘devil’ out of children like our parents did – Former beauty queen, Iheoma Nnadi

Ex-beauty queen, Iheoma Nnadi, has said that she is raising her children differently than the older generation did.� The mother of two and wife of footballer, Emmanuel Emenike, who stated this on her Instagram story on Thursday morning, advised parents to avoid using harsh and abusive words when speaking to their children even when they misbehave. According to her, such�words can have lasting negative effect because the new generation kids are 'softer' and moreover, they will use same words when interacting with their peers� "You know how some of our parent back then didnt know what they know now and would call us names (stupid, idiot, useless, olodo, bastard, why can't you be like so and so) and we ended up being okay! (now they are proud of us)" she wrote.� "I just hope t...
Gumi is worse than worse than Abubakar Shekau and Al-Barnawi. He is a venomous snake and a wolf in sheep’s clothing – Femi Fani-Kayode
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Gumi is worse than worse than Abubakar Shekau and Al-Barnawi. He is a venomous snake and a wolf in sheep’s clothing – Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi saying that there might be severe consequences should bandits be declared terrorists by the federal government. Alleging that Sheikh Gumi's father once said that a Christian must not rule Nigeria, FFK further stated that the Islamic cleric is worse than late Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekarau and late ISWAP leader, Al-Barnawi. He further described Gumi as a "venomous snake and a wolf in sheep's clothing." FFK wrote; Sheik Ahmad Gumi, the Rasputin of Arewa, whose father once said a Christian must not rule Nigeria & who himself said the FG must not declare the killer bandits as terrorists is worse than Abubakar Shekau & Al Barnawi. He is a venomous snake & a wolf in...
FG must produce Nnamdi Kanu in court –Ohanaeze Ndigbo
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FG must produce Nnamdi Kanu in court –Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on the Federal Government to produce the detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in court on Thursday, October 21. According to the group, dialogue was the best solution to ending the crisis and youth restiveness in the South East . Its National Publicity Secretary, Alex Ogbonnia, in a statement, said Kanu’s appearance in court was necessary to prove to the global community that a shady judicial process is not contemplated while he is on trial. “Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that our son, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is produced in court on Thursday, October 21, 2021. “Ohanaeze Ndigbo stands on a firm wicket to proclaim that the agitation and youth restiveness in the South East of...
English council urges parents not to allow children watch Squid Game after reports young kids are copying the Netflix show in the school playground
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English council urges parents not to allow children watch Squid Game after reports young kids are copying the Netflix show in the school playground

An English council has urged parents not to allow their children to watch the hit Netflix show "Squid Games" due to its graphic nature and the amount of violent content. In email sent to parents and guardians, the Central Bedfordshire council's education safeguarding team advised them to 'be vigilant after hearing reports that children and young people are copying games and violence' from the show. Reports have said children as young as six are copying the show's traditional children's games in the school playground which, in the show, come with deadly consequences for the losers. The South Korean series centres around a fictional game show in which poverty-stricken characters compete in a series of death games to win a £27million cash prize. The survival drama, which feature...
Netflix’s mega hit Squid Game revealed to be worth almost $1 billion for the streaming giant
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Netflix’s mega hit Squid Game revealed to be worth almost $1 billion for the streaming giant

Netflix's biggest series, Squid Game is estimated to be worth almost $US900 million ($A1.2 billion) for the streaming giant, Bloomberg News reports, citing figures from an internal Netflix document. The nine-episode thriller, in which contestants play childhood games with deadly consequences in a bid to win 45.6 billion won ($A52 million), became an international hit when it launched last month. In comparison to its estimated net worth, the show cost just $US21.4 million ($A28.8 million) to produce, Bloomberg said. According to the report, about 132 million people have watched at least two minutes of the show in its first 23 days, easily breaking the record set by US drama Bridgerton, which was streamed by 82 million accounts in its first 28 days. Netflix had earlier announ...
NBA star, Kyrie Irving says refusal to get vaccinated is about ‘what’s best for me’ as he’s banned from playing
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NBA star, Kyrie Irving says refusal to get vaccinated is about ‘what’s best for me’ as he’s banned from playing

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, who is one of the NBA's most prominent players not vaccinated against Covid-19, has said that he didn’t want to lose salary or a chance to compete for a championship but is doing “what’s best for himself” by refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine. The Nets decided on Tuesday that Irving wouldn’t be with the team because he isn’t eligible to play in home games, where a New York mandate requires professional athletes on one of the city’s teams to be vaccinated to practice or play in public venues. Speaking on Instagram Live, Irving said he loved basketball and wasn’t going to retire. “I am doing what’s best for me. I know the consequences here and if it means that I’m judged and demonized for that, that’s just what it is,” Irving said. “That’s the r...
Squid game is actually reality of how no one truly loves anyone when it comes down to survival – Burna Boy
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Squid game is actually reality of how no one truly loves anyone when it comes down to survival – Burna Boy

Burna Boy has shared his thoughts about "Squid Games", a South Korean fictional drama which is projected to be the most watched Netflix series. "Squid Game" is a South Korean fictional drama in which adult contestants who are deeply in debt, play children's games in order to win a ton of cash. The downside is that losers will be killed. And also once you are in the game, quitting also has deadly consequences. Sharing how he feels about the movie, Burna Boy stated that it is an actual reality "of how no one truly loves anyone when it comes down to survival". He further stated that it is a reality that breaks his heart.
WSL Says biennial World Cup will damage women’s game
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WSL Says biennial World Cup will damage women’s game

England's top two women's leagues have warned FIFA plans for biennial men's and women's World Cups will have a "profoundly detrimental" impact on the female game. FIFA is proposing to shorten the gap between the men's and women's showpiece events from four years to two as part of changes to the new international calendar from 2024 onwards. The Women's Super League and Championship were among 10 European competitions to sign a statement issued on Monday, along with the continent's governing body UEFA and the European Club Association, which called for FIFA to engage in a "genuine, joint and open forum" with women's football stakeholders. "The proposed plans by FIFA to stage both the men's and women's World Cup tournaments every two years will have profoundly detrimental sportin...
Afghanistan’s capital Kabul faces electricity blackout as Taliban fails to pay its electrical bills
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Afghanistan’s capital Kabul faces electricity blackout as Taliban fails to pay its electrical bills

  Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul could be put into darkness as the winter sets in because the country’s new Taliban rulers haven’t paid countries that supply it with electricity or resumed collecting money from citizens who use it. Electricity imports from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan provide half of Afghanistan’s power consumption nationwide, with Iran providing additional supplies to the country’s west. Domestic production, mostly at hydropower stations, has been affected by this year’s rain drought. Afghanistan lacks a national power grid, and Kabul depends almost completely on imported power from Central Asian countries. Tajikistan, whose relationship with the Taliban is rapidly deteriorating is the country's main power supplier. It could decide to cut off...
Squid Game set to overtake Bridgerton as Netflix’s biggest show to date
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Squid Game set to overtake Bridgerton as Netflix’s biggest show to date

Squid Game is on its way to becoming Netflix's biggest TV show ever, if the early viewership figures hold. The creepy hyper-violent Korean series premiered on the platform  last month and sees 456 desperate contestants compete with each other in a mysterious and deadly survival game. The multiple rounds of games has a top prize of almost £30 million. The characters take on a traditional children’s game such as Red Light and Green Light, and losing out has an ultimate consequence of death. Though viewers have been left sickened by the gory scenes in the horror thriller series, it has became a global sensation and topped the charts as the number one show in many countries, including the UK and the US. Said to be a horrifying version of Takeshi’s Castle, some fans have repeate...
I did not forcefully take my kids away from my ex-wife, it was a unanimous agreement – OAP Nedu counters claim
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I did not forcefully take my kids away from my ex-wife, it was a unanimous agreement – OAP Nedu counters claim

OAP Nedu has countered report of "seizing" his kids from his ex-wife Uzoamaka Ohiri with the help of policemen attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos. Punch had reported that the two kids were seized after Uzoamaka was asked to bring them to the State CID, stop making disparaging comments against the media personality on social media and report at the SCID regularly. However countering the claim with a photo of his ex-wife's statement, Nedu stated that it was a unanimous agreement. Expressing disappointment of having to come to social media to explain himself, he reiterated that he has always taken care of his kids contrary to claims made earlier. Nedu also revealed that the children were taken to Owerri to live for over a month without hi...
Bobrisky’s ex-PA, Oye, reacts as Mompha threatens to sue her for alleging he and the crossdresser dated
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Bobrisky’s ex-PA, Oye, reacts as Mompha threatens to sue her for alleging he and the crossdresser dated

Oye Kyme has reacted after Mompha threatened to sue her for claiming he and Bobrisky had a sexual relationship. The Ivorian, who was Bobrisky's PA until they fell out, had made the claim on her Instagram Stories. Mompha didn't take it lying down and he hit back. Oye has now locked her Instagram account following the backlash from her allegation. In one post, she wrote: "I don get problems ooh echoke." Mompha has told her that even if she makes her Instagram account private, she can't run from the consequences of her actions.
Customs hands over N200m illicit drugs to NAFDAC in Kano
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Customs hands over N200m illicit drugs to NAFDAC in Kano

The Kano/Jigawa Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday, handed over 185 cartons of unregistered and expired drugs worth N200 million Naira to the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC). The command’s Comptroller, Suleiman Umar, who handed over the drugs to Kano State Coordinator of NAFDAC, Mr. Shaba Muhammad, said, that the drugs were seized by the command from smugglers since July to date. Umar stated that the rate of patronage and consumption of unregistered, hard and expired drugs are of great concern due to their consequences among growing teeming youths. He said most criminal acts are carried out under the influence of these hard drugs and vowed that the custom would continue to stop the evil practice by all means. Umar assure...
Prince Kpokpogri has so Much of your Sex Tapes in his Possession – Tonto Dikeh alerts dancer, Janemena
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Prince Kpokpogri has so Much of your Sex Tapes in his Possession – Tonto Dikeh alerts dancer, Janemena

Tonto Dikeh has alerted married dancer, Janemena, of her former boyfriend, Prince Kpokpogri's alleged possession of Janemena's 'old and very recent sex tapes.' Tonto disclosed this in a post shared on her Instagram page this morning. Her post comes hours after Prince Kpokpogri filed a N10 billion lawsuit against the actress. According to the mum of one, Prince has in his possession the sex tapes of a lot of ''other married women, celebrities and single girls too''. Read what she wrote below ''#ICOMEINPEACE After listening to these leaked voice note between JOSEPH EGBRI(fake name Prince kpokpogri) and merit, I personally called my relationship off with a man I honestly did LOVE. Now this is not enough for blackmail and lies but it’s all good and great. Respectfully, All...
South-East students may miss WAEC exam because of IPOB’s sit-at-home order – Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders warn
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South-East students may miss WAEC exam because of IPOB’s sit-at-home order – Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders warn

The Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders has warned that students taking WAEC in the South-East may miss their exams because of the sit-at-home order. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ordered the people in the region to sit at home every Monday to protest the detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The sit-at-home order was later suspended but only in words. People in the South East report that they cannot step out of their homes on Monday as those who dared, allegedly met dire consequences. There have been reports of vehicles and properties allegedly getting destroyed because the owners did not obey the order, even after its suspension. The Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders, (COSEYL) said the actions by IPOB are detrimental to the well-being of innocent civilians. ...
US, UK, Australia warn citizens and Afghans of ‘high terror threat’ at Kabul airport
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US, UK, Australia warn citizens and Afghans of ‘high terror threat’ at Kabul airport

The US, UK and Australia have warned their citizens and Afghans against going to the Kabul airport, citing a ‘high threat’ of a ‘terrorist’ attack. The warnings came late on Wednesday, August 25 and on Thursday, August 26 even as Western troops hurry to evacuate as many foreign nationals and Afghans as possible before a withdrawal deadline on August 31. “Those at the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate now should leave immediately,” the US State Department said in an alert, citing “security threats”. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs said there is an “ongoing and very high threat of terrorist attack” and told people not to travel to the airport. The British foreign office announced: “If you can leave Afghanistan safely by other means, you should do so immediatel...
Taliban warns US and UK against extending troops withdrawal deadline beyond this month
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Taliban warns US and UK against extending troops withdrawal deadline beyond this month

The Taliban have warned the US and UK that they will not allow the Afghanistan evacuation mission by Western forces to run beyond an August 31 deadline, threatening there will be consequences if the date is extended. Military Forces are due to leave the country on August 31 under a military withdrawal agreement and, in practice, evacuation efforts will need to cease before then to allow time for military personnel to safely leave There are attempts by the UK and US to airlift people out of the country but the new report has raised the prospect that thousands could be left behind in the war torn country. Several sources from the Taliban have told reporters no formal approach for an extension has been made but should it come, they will not permit Western forces to remain in Kabul be...
Lagos agency Seals Premises where expired drugs were being recycled
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Lagos agency Seals Premises where expired drugs were being recycled

Officials of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) has sealed a private scrap yard where expired drugs and other dangerous chemicals and harmful substances are repackaged for sale in the Ikorodu area of the metropolis. Briefing journalists at her office in Alausa, Ikeja, the General Manager of LASEPA, Dr Dolapo Fasawe, said the agency received calls from concerned residents about the unfriendly environmental activities taking place at Salvation Avenue, off Ikorodu, Owode Onirin, Lagos. She said a team from the agency which visited the place was refused entry and that the security guards guarding the place claimed the premises was a private property. “We, however, discovered during our second visit that the building which sits atop four plots of land with unk...
CBN warns Microfinance banks against FOREX Transactions
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CBN warns Microfinance banks against FOREX Transactions

  Microfinance banks in the country have been warned by the Central Bank of Nigeria to stop engaging in foreign exchange transactions and other unauthorised dealings. In a circular titled ‘Cessation of Non-Permissible Activities by Microfinance Banks’ and issued by Ibrahim Tukur from CBN’s Financial Policy and Regulation Department, the apex bank said the remit of microfinance banks prohibits them from foreign exchange transactions. Stressing that micro-credit and retail transactions carried out by MFBs are limited to N500,000 per transaction for Tier 2 Unit, and N1,000,000 for other categories, the CBN warned that microfinance banks that deal in forex transactions risk sanctions. It read;   “The Central Bank of Nigeria (C...
British sprinter Chijindu Ujah provisionally suspended for doping violation
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British sprinter Chijindu Ujah provisionally suspended for doping violation

British sprinter CJ Ujah, who won an Olympic silver medal in the 4x100m relay in Tokyo, has been provisionally suspended for an alleged anti-doping breach, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced. If the case is proven, then 27-year-old Ujah and the British team will be stripped of the silver they won behind Italy in Japan. The AIU said a test showed the "presence/use of a prohibited substance (Ostarine and S-23)." A statement from the Athletics Integrity Unit read: "In accordance with the IOC Anti-Doping Rules and the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has commenced disciplinary proceedings to determine any consequences beyond the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to be imposed upon four (4) track and field athletes who are asserted to have comm...
“This is the way to Avoid Being Chidinmanized by demented side chicks” – Human rights activist, Kola Edokpayi hails Delta man marrying two women same day
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“This is the way to Avoid Being Chidinmanized by demented side chicks” – Human rights activist, Kola Edokpayi hails Delta man marrying two women same day

Popular human rights activist and speaker at Edo civil society group, Talakawa's Parliament, Kola Edokpayi has reiterated his opinion that the only way to avoid the consequences of extramarital affairs and "side-chickism" is polygamy. The activist stated this on Wednesday, while reacting to the news of a Delta man who is set to wed two women same day. He wrote; "This is the way to go to avoid been chidinmanized by demented side chicks. Men to live long like Methuselah with the wisdom of Solomon , We must adopt legitimate polygamy instead of adopting side-chickism nicodemusly to will lead to untimely death. Congratulations my friend, I will be there live.We say caboodle rejectamenta to side-chickism and caboodle acceptamenta to polygamy"
BBNaija: Biggie issues warning to housemates
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BBNaija: Biggie issues warning to housemates

Biggie on Monday issued a strong warning to housemates for whispering and masking words. Biggie said the offenses are unacceptable in the reality show. He further warned that they will be punished for the offense. He said, “Whispering, speaking in a hush tone and masking your words with your teeth is unacceptable in Big Brother house. “You should know there will be consequences for reprehensible behavior.”
He knows the consequences’ – Smith Rowe asked for Arsenal No.10 shirt, reveals Arteta
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He knows the consequences’ – Smith Rowe asked for Arsenal No.10 shirt, reveals Arteta

The Gunners have handed a new contract and iconic jersey to an academy graduate that they have high hopes for Mikel Arteta has revealed that Emile Smith Rowe asked to be given the No.10 shirt at Arsenal, with the Gunners boss pointing out that a talented 20-year-old "knows the consequences" of taking on an iconic jersey. A highly-rated product of the Emirates Stadium academy system is following in the footsteps of Dennis Bergkamp, Robin van Persie and Mesut Ozil. He has also committed to a new long-term contract, bringing any uncertainty surrounding his future to a close, with Arteta now looking for a confident character to fulfil his potential and embrace a prominent standing in an ambitious squad.
Arteta warns Smith Rowe after player takes Ozil’s no 10 shirt
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Arteta warns Smith Rowe after player takes Ozil’s no 10 shirt

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has warned Emile Smith Rowe of the” consequences” of taking the club’s no 10 shirt ahead of the 2021/2022 season. Speaking with the Gunners’ official website, Arteta confirmed that the 20-year-old asked to be given the shirt. Smith Rowe takes over the iconic number from Mesut Ozil, who was exiled by Arteta, before being shipped to Fenerbahce in January this year. “He asked for [the No.10 shirt], so that shows you the ambition and desire. I prefer players who ask for more than maybe they can take but if they believe they can do it, don’t put a limit on it. When he asked me and asked the club that he would like to get that [number], okay, let’s go. “We talked a little bit, we discussed it and he knows the consequences of that, but he feels prepa...
ABSU Student Jumps Off A 3-storey Building And Dies After Allegedly Taking Hard Drugs
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ABSU Student Jumps Off A 3-storey Building And Dies After Allegedly Taking Hard Drugs

The life of a 400-level optometry student of Abia State University, Uturu, Francis Chibuike has been cut short after he took hard drugs and jumped off a 3-storey building. Eyewitnesses alleged that he was high on drugs when he jumped from his lodge, Favour Lodge located off the campus on Saturday evening. It was gathered that he was unable to contain the effect of the hard drug known as Colorado which he allegedly took. According to some students, his friends reportedly locked him in the room and went in search of garri to restore him back to consciousness, but the deceased went through the balcony and jumped down from the building with blood gushing out from his head before they returned. Guardian reported that Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the institution, Navy Commander T...
IPOB/ESN: Igbo Group alleges Plot to arrest Ohanaeze leaders
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IPOB/ESN: Igbo Group alleges Plot to arrest Ohanaeze leaders

  A coalition of Igbo groups has cautioned against an alleged attempt to link some factional leaders of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo to the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and its security wing, the Eastern Security Network, ESN. DAILY POST reports that Ohanaeze broke into two factions after its January election, with one led by Amb. George Obiozor and the second group under the leadership of Chief Chidi Ibeh. There have been failed attempts to reconcile the two groups. Some Igbo groups are now claiming that having failed to reconcile them, there was now plan to use the Presidency and harass the Ibeh-led group into submission. The coalition made the claims in a statement issued to journalists, signed by Dr. (Mrs) Helen Ogbonnaya, the Spokesperson Coalitio...
Czech Republic vs England: Why I Omitted Phil Foden from Three Lions’ Squad
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Czech Republic vs England: Why I Omitted Phil Foden from Three Lions’ Squad

England boss, Gareth Southgate, has explained why he omitted Phil Foden from his side’s squad to face Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night at the Euro 2020. Southgate said he didn’t include Foden for England’s final Group D match against the Czech Republic at Euro 2020 because he doesn’t want to risk the Manchester City star having another yellow card that would have seen him suspended for the last 16. The Three Lions boss made four changes to his starting XI that was held to a goalless draw by Scotland last Friday, with Kyle Walker, Bukayo Saka, Harry Maguire and Jack Grealish coming into the squad. “He [Foden] is on a yellow card and given that we look like we are missing two players already for the next round, I don’t want to take a risk on a third,” Southgate...
Gaza violence Restarts as Israel Fires Airstrikes at Hamas targets after fire balloons are dropped on Israeli territory
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Gaza violence Restarts as Israel Fires Airstrikes at Hamas targets after fire balloons are dropped on Israeli territory

Israel’s Defense Forces(IDF) launched a series of airstrikes into Gaza after a balloon attack sent incendiary devices floating into southern Israel. The balloon attacks sparked nearly two-dozen fires in Israel. The strike which happened early Wednesday morning local time, June 16, targeted Hamas military compounds, according to the IDF. Explosions lit the night sky above buildings in Gaza City as Israeli forces shelled the Palestinian enclave. The targets were used by Hamas' Khan Yunis and Gaza Brigades for "terror activities," according to the IDF. The unrest comes after an Israeli nationalist march in East Jerusalem that celebrated the 1967 capture of the city. "The Hamas terror organization is responsible for all events transpiring in the Gaza Strip, and will b...
Twitter Supports IPOB more than it Supports the Government- politician Adamu Garba
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Twitter Supports IPOB more than it Supports the Government- politician Adamu Garba

Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba has alleged that Twitter is an “online machine” of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and that the social media platform supports the secessionist group more than it supports the Federal government. Adamu said this while reacting to the decision of the Federal government to suspend the operation of Twitter in Nigeria. In an interview with Channels TV on Friday evening, June 4, Garba, who in October 2020 sued the social media platform for ''supporting'' the #ENDSARS protest (read here), said the Federal government's decision is a welcomed development. “Yes, I’m happy. Seriously. It is clearly showing that actions cannot just happen without consequences. Twitter, if you studied their move for the last two years, t...
Barcelona Take Final Decision on Sacking Koeman
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Barcelona Take Final Decision on Sacking Koeman

  Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, has confirmed Ronald Koeman will continue as manager next season. This comes after weeks of uncertainty surrounding the Dutchman’s future. On Thursday, Laporta had said a “period of reflection” was needed after two wins in their last six fixtures saw Barca miss out on the LaLiga title. The Catalans finished outside the top two for the first time since 2008, although they did landed the Copa del Rey. “We’ve decided to continue with Ronald as first team coach,” Laporta said in a news conference. “We are satisfied that the conversations we have held have been fruitful and he’s motivated to remain in the job.” Laporta had called Barca’s end to the campaign “incomprehensible” and promised changes, later saying that “losing must brin...
French Open: Naomi Osaka responds after she is fined $15k for skipping press conference
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French Open: Naomi Osaka responds after she is fined $15k for skipping press conference

Tennis star, Naomi Osaka fired back Sunday after she was fined $15,000 for skipping a mandatory press conference following her first-round victory at the French Open. Tournament organizers said Osaka was fined for failing to "honor her contractual media obligations." Osaka announced that she would not participate in any media events in a post last week. The 23-year-old cited mental health concerns as the reason for her decision. Osaka acknowledged the likelihood of a fine in her initial post, expressing hope that "the considerable amount that I get fined for this will go towards a mental health charity." Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam tournament winner, addressed the fine in a tweet after her 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over 63rd-ranked Patricia Maria Tig on Sunday, May 30. "Anger...
Girl found Raped and Murdered in Jos on her 16th Birthday; Friends Demand Justice
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Girl found Raped and Murdered in Jos on her 16th Birthday; Friends Demand Justice

Nigerians are asking for justice for Comfort Otega Benjamin, a girl found murdered in Jos on her 16th birthday. On May 23, photos of the celebrant were shared online, with loved ones asking for help in finding Comfort, who was supposed to be celebrating her 16th birthday. They said she had left home on May 22 and didn't return. Sadly, on the evening of May 23, her body was found at Nasarawa Gwong in Jos North. She had been raped and murdered. She has now been laid to rest. Twitter users are asking that the culprits be fished out and made to face the consequences of their actions.
Police mock gangster twins with billboard mugshots showing how old they’ll look when they finish their jail sentences for running a cocaine gang
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Police mock gangster twins with billboard mugshots showing how old they’ll look when they finish their jail sentences for running a cocaine gang

In a bid to warn others against crimes, Cheshire Police displayed digitally aged images of gangster twins to show the public how old they'll look when they finish their jail sentences. Authorities toured the giant billboard around Warrington over the weekend showing the pictures of siblings Leon and Anthony Cullen, 33, in a bid to show the risks of crime. They hope the digitally aged images of the gang bosses, who have been jailed for a combined total of 50 years, will serve as a warning to others. Leon and Anthony are behind bars serving 22 years and 27 years respectively after leading notorious firearms and cocaine gang, which was the biggest ever uncovered in Cheshire. Cheshire Police's Det Chief Insp Mike Evans said they hope the 'aged' images will make others ask i...
Fantastic Beasts Actor, Kevin Guthrie Bags 3 Years in Jail for Sexually Assaulting a Vulnerable actress
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Fantastic Beasts Actor, Kevin Guthrie Bags 3 Years in Jail for Sexually Assaulting a Vulnerable actress

Scottish actor, Kevin Guthrie, who played Abernathy in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, has been sentenced to three years in prison for sexually assaulting a vulnerable actress when she was unwell after a night out. The Glaswegian actor, 33, was found guilty last month of sexually assaulting the unidentified actress in September 2017, in what the judge branded a ‘heinous crime’. Kevin took advantage of a 29-year-old woman inside the flat of fellow actor Scott Reid in Glasgow between September 30 and October 1, 2017. The actor, who also appeared in Sunshine on Leith, insisted he had only 'helped' the woman after she began to feel unwell but his DNA was found inside her underwear. Guthrie, who denied the charge, was found guilty of sexual assault at Glasgow Sheriff Court and j...
UEFA Open Disciplinary Investigation against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus
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UEFA Open Disciplinary Investigation against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus for their involvement with the European Super League project. The three clubs are the only teams of the original 12 Super League clubs who signed up for the breakaway competition not to have formally renounced the competition and renewed their commitments to UEFA. The trio could be expelled from the Champions League for two years as a consequence. UEFA released a statement on Wednesday which read: 'In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, UEFA Ethics, and Disciplinary Inspectors have today been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding a potential violation of UEFA's legal framework by Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona and Juventus FC in connection w...
Terry Crews Details how Porn Addiction almost Ended his Marriage with Wife Rebecca King 
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Terry Crews Details how Porn Addiction almost Ended his Marriage with Wife Rebecca King 

Hollywood actor/comedian, Terry Crews, has disclosed how his addiction to porn almost cost him his marriage to Rebecca King Crews. Speaking ahead of the release of his new audiobook, Stronger Together, which Crews co-wrote with his wife, Rebecca, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star also opened up about being unfaithful to his wife. Recall that in the past, Terry had disclosed that his porn addiction continued for decades, even after he got married and had children, he still managed to keep his porn habit going in secret. During a recent question-and answer, a woman asked how his marriage survived despite all the chaos? The America's Got Talent host handed the microphone over to his wife, who proceeded to get up on the stage and do what Terry called: 'a slam dunk.' 'People were g...
Christ Embassy Under Investigation for allegedly Holding a Crowded Event in Ghana
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Christ Embassy Under Investigation for allegedly Holding a Crowded Event in Ghana

The Christ Embassy Church is currently being investigated by the Ghanaian Police for allegedly holding a crowded event, breaching the COVID-19 protocol in the West African country. On April 30, 2021, thousands of enthusiastic church members gathered at the Fantasy Dome for a programme organized by Christ Embassy dubbed “Pneumatic Night”. Videos shared online showed that the venue was filled to the brim. In a statement released by the Ghana Police Service, the church was accused of not adhering to the COVID-19 protocols and breaching the threshold of the number of people who could gather for a church event at a place. While the Fantasy Dome has been closed down, the church may be prosecuted if found guilty after a police investigation. The statement read; NEWS RELEASE: ...
Gary Neville Reveals who to Blame for Fans’ Protest as Man Utd Face Points Deduction
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Gary Neville Reveals who to Blame for Fans’ Protest as Man Utd Face Points Deduction

    Gary Neville has said Manchester United’s owners, the Glazers, are to blame for fans’ protests on Sunday, ahead of the Liverpool clash. Supporters began protesting outside The Lowry hotel, where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his team were preparing for the game. More protests broke out at Old Trafford and hundreds of fans broke into the stadium and reach the pitch, before being escorted out by police. It was confirmed on Sunday evening the match would be postponed and will be rescheduled in due course. “This is a consequence of the Manchester United owners’ actions two weeks ago. There is a general distrust and dislike of the owners, but they weren’t protesting two or three weeks ago. “The Glazer family are struggling to meet the financial requirements at ...
Ceferin Confirms UEFA Will Punish Arsenal, Man United
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Ceferin Confirms UEFA Will Punish Arsenal, Man United

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed the 12 clubs involved in last week’s European Super League controversy will be punished. However, Ceferin suggested the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ could be shown greater leniency after they were the first to pull out of plans for the breakaway competition. Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham all pulled out following furious backlash from across the football world over attempts to create a ‘closed shop’ elite league. But Ceferin compared Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus to ‘flat Earthers’ after they tried to cling on to the idea of the Super League, even after Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan also pulled out. It is thought that Madrid, Barca and Juve could face the harshest ...
UEFA To Punish Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Madrid Others Over Super League Involvement  
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UEFA To Punish Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Madrid Others Over Super League Involvement  

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed the 12 clubs involved in last week’s European Super League controversy will be punished. However, Ceferin suggested the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ could be shown greater leniency after they were the first to pull out of plans for the breakaway competition. Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham all pulled out following furious backlash from across the football world over attempts to create a ‘closed shop’ elite league. But Ceferin compared Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus to ‘flat Earthers’ after they tried to cling on to the idea of the Super League, even after Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan also pulled out. It is thought that Madrid, Barca and Juve could face the harshest ...
English Football Announces Social Media Boycott
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English Football Announces Social Media Boycott

Governing bodies across the men and women's game are uniting to take a stance against those who continue to tarnish the game. A social media boycott has been announced across English football, with the FA, Premier League, EFL, FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, PFA, LMA, PGMOL, Kick It Out and FSA uniting to put a blackout in place between April 30 and May 3. Action is being taken in a bid to "eradicate online hate while highlighting the importance of educating people in the ongoing fight against discrimination", with the UK government also being urged to push through "strong legislation" in its Online Safety Bill. The 2020-21 campaign has delivered more instances of sportspeople being targeted by online trolls, with the general consensus of those running the ga...
PSG to win UCL as UEFA may kick out Chelsea, Real Madrid, Man City this Friday
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PSG to win UCL as UEFA may kick out Chelsea, Real Madrid, Man City this Friday

  A member of UEFA’s executive committee, Jesper Moller, has revealed that the European football governing body will ban Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City from the Champions League semi-finals this Friday. This means that Paris Saint-Germain would be crowned champions for this season. Real Madrid were billed to take on Chelsea, while Manchester City tackle PSG in the semi-finals later this month. But due to their involvement in the new European Super League, the clubs may start facing the consequences of their decision sooner. Moller, the Danish FA chairman, told Danish outlet DR Sport that the members of the breakaway group who remain in this season’s Champions League will be removed from the competition. “[Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea] are go...
Activist Alexey Navalny Transferred to Hospital after US warned about Consequences for Russia if he dies
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Activist Alexey Navalny Transferred to Hospital after US warned about Consequences for Russia if he dies

Jailed Russian critic, Alexey Navalny has been moved from prison to a regional hospital for prisoners as concerns grow amongst the international community over his health. Navalny has been on hunger strike since March 31, demanding "proper medical care" and to be examined by an independent doctor -- something his team claims he has been unable to get in the penal colony in Pokrov. Navalny's supporters say that his medical condition is rapidly deteriorating. His press secretary said over the weekend that Navalny was "dying" and his doctors said medical tests showed he is at growing risk of renal failure and heart problems. Biden Administration thereafter, announced it will punish Russia if anything is allowed to happen to Navalny who was allegedly given nerve poison by Russ...
US warns Putin there will be consequences if activist Alexei Navalny dies in prison as doctors warn he could die any minute due to kidney damage
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US warns Putin there will be consequences if activist Alexei Navalny dies in prison as doctors warn he could die any minute due to kidney damage

The US has warned Russian president, Vladimir Putin, there will be consequences if Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny dies in jail after doctors warned his health is failing amid hunger strike. Navalny, an anti-corruption campaigner and Putin's most-prominent critic, was first arrested in January upon his return to Russia following a Novichok poisoning allegedly carried out by an FSB hit squad. He was then jailed for two and a half years the following month over an old embezzlement case, and transferred to a penal colony on February 26. Navalny, 44, has been on hunger strike since March 31 because he says Russian prison guards are refusing him proper treatment for acute pain in his back and numbness in his legs while Moscow insists he is being given adequate care...
Media Tycoon, Jimmy Lai sentenced to one year in prison for pro-democracy protests
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Media Tycoon, Jimmy Lai sentenced to one year in prison for pro-democracy protests

Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon, Jimmy Lai has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after being found guilty of unauthorized assembly. Lai was among nine of Hong Kong's most prominent democracy campaigners found guilty of organizing and participating in one of the city's biggest-ever protests in 2019. Organizers say 1.7 million people, almost one-quarter of Hong Kong's population turned out for a huge rally that formed the backbone of demonstrations that wracked the city throughout 2019. Nine activists were sentenced for participating in the demonstration on 18 August 2019. Another three received sentences in relation to a separate protest on 31 August. They include veteran campaigner Martin Lee, 82, and lawyer Margaret Ng, 73, whose sentences were suspended. D...
Kenyan Man who Defiled his 6-year-old Daughter Arrested after Days on the Run
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Kenyan Man who Defiled his 6-year-old Daughter Arrested after Days on the Run

A 50-year-old man who defiled his 6-year-old daughter a week ago in Megogo Village, Marani, Kisii county, Kenya, has been arrested. The suspect, Julius Ogamba Ongera, was arrested on Sunday, April 11, by detectives with the Directorate of Criminal Investigation, DCI. In an incident that outraged many Kenyans after photos of the minor’s blood-soaked clothes were shared on social media, Ongera is alleged to have lured his daughter into a thicket in a plantation where he committed the beastly act on Saturday, April 3. The man left the child who was bleeding, unconscious in the plantation. She was said to have regained consciousness hours later and managed to walk with difficulties to her home and reported the matter to the mother. Ongera went ahead to threaten his wife with di...
Newlywed Rwandan couple spends first night in a stadium after being arrested for breaking Covid-19 rules
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Newlywed Rwandan couple spends first night in a stadium after being arrested for breaking Covid-19 rules

A newly wedded couple spent their first night in an open stadium after they were arrested for breaking Covid-19 rules in Rwanda. The couple and their guests were among 60 people who were arrested over the weekend at the Le Printemps Hotel in Gasabo District during their wedding reception. They were taken to an empty stadium where they had to observe social distancing to avoid chances of spreading the virus. Harerimana Gasana Jean de Dieu, the Finance and Administration Manager at the Hotel Le Printemps said he was disappointed by his customers because they had said they had come for a regular meal and later saw it as a reception after the wedding. Kimironko Sector Executive Secretary, Umuhoza Rwabukumba warned traders and Rwandans, in general, to refrain from violating Covi...
Thierry Henry to quit social media until the platforms tackle online abuse
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Thierry Henry to quit social media until the platforms tackle online abuse

Arsenal football club legend, Thierry Henry has announced he will disable his social media accounts until racist users are held accountable for their posts by the companies The former Arsenal and France captain made the announcement on his social media platforms on Friday, March 26 after so many black footballers including Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Tyrone Mings complained about racist abuse they receive on social media. Henry says social media companies such as Twitter and Instagram are not doing all they can to prevent racism on their platforms and he will not return to social media until a change has been made. Henry wrote: "Hi Guys. "From tomorrow morning I will be removing myself from social media until the people in power are able to regulate their platforms...

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