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Hold your leaders responsible, stop shifting every blame to Buhari – APC chieftain tells Igbos
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Hold your leaders responsible, stop shifting every blame to Buhari – APC chieftain tells Igbos

Hon Austin Okezie Meregini, a stalwart of the All Progressive Congress (APC) from the southeast, has asked Igbos to hold their leaders responsible for the developmental backwardness of the region, rather than blaming President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Meregini, who spoke in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Tuesday, regretted that elected political leaders from the region receive huge sums of allocation from the Federal Government but have failed to live up to the expectations in the development of the southeast and her people. He expressed disenchantment on the alleged mismanagement of tranches of bailout funds and the COVID-19 relief materials released to states by the Buhari-led APC Federal Government’s Intervention Fund Programme aimed at curtailing the harsh ...
Nigerian govt empowers police to prosecute travellers with fake COVID-19 PCR results
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Nigerian govt empowers police to prosecute travellers with fake COVID-19 PCR results

The Federal Government of Nigeria has given the police powers to prosecute passengers with forged COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) results. DAILY POST gathered that the amended protocol, signed by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, became effective September 14, 2021. Mustapha is the Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19. The government took the decision after discovering some passengers either claim to be diplomats or ignore testing before trips. Also, travellers found to have filled false information on the travel portal and online health declaration form would be liable to prosecution. Similarly, those who fail to comply with directives of Port-Health staff, security agencies, or evade quarantine will face the law. ...
President Buhari departs Abuja for New York
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President Buhari departs Abuja for New York

President Buhari this morning September 19, departed Abuja for New York where he will be attending the 76th UN General Assembly. The session opened on Tuesday, September 14. The theme for this year’s UNGA is, “Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalize the United Nations.” President Buhari will address the Assembly during the General Debates on Friday, September 24 where he will speak on the theme of the conference and other global issues. In the course of the Assembly, the President and members of the delegation will partake in other significant meetings such as; The High Level Meeting to Commemorate The Twentieth Anniversary of the Adoption of the Durban Dec...
Alexander-Arnold’s absence for Liverpool explained as Milner fills in at right-back against Crystal Palace
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Alexander-Arnold’s absence for Liverpool explained as Milner fills in at right-back against Crystal Palace

  The England international misses out on a meeting with the Eagles after being forced to pull out of Jurgen Klopp's plans Trent Alexander-Arnold's absence from Liverpool's squad against Crystal Palace has been explained, with the Reds full-back ruled out through illness. The 22-year-old has been denied the opportunity to form part of Jurgen Klopp's plans against the Eagles at Anfield as he takes in an enforced spell on the sidelines. Liverpool have confirmed that Alexander-Arnold is not suffering with Covid-19, but he cannot line up in Premier League action as he feels under the weather.      
Joe Biden’s approval ratings drops to 44%, the lowest of his presidency
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Joe Biden’s approval ratings drops to 44%, the lowest of his presidency

U.S. President Joe Biden's ratings has dropped to the lowest level of his presidency, according to a new poll. According to the latest national poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos, from Sept. 15-16, 44% of U.S. adults approved of Biden’s performance in office, while 50% disapproved and the rest were not sure. Biden’s popularity has been declining since mid-August as the U.S.-backed Afghan government collapsed and as COVID-19-related deaths surged across the country. The weekly poll showed the number of Americans who approved of Biden’s response to the pandemic dropped below 50% for the first time: About 48% approved of the president’s COVID-19 policies, while 46% disapproved. Contrastingly, at the same point in Donald Trump’s presidency, about 38% of Americans approved of his per...
Wendy Williams Hospitalized for Psychiatric evaluation
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Wendy Williams Hospitalized for Psychiatric evaluation

American broadcaster, Wendy Williams has been hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation barely 24 hours after it was announced that the new season of her show would be delayed after she suffered from a "breakthrough COVID-19 case". Wendy was voluntarily admitted to a New York City hospital for psych evaluation. Sources told TMZ that she had struggled with mental health issues for some time and her recent admission is not a big shock. She is said to have COVID but asymptomatic, doctors are expected to continue to monitor her physical health as well. When Wendy will be discharged from the hospital is still unclear, but it was learnt that her mental health has continued to improve and her COVID is still in check with no real symptoms. The show host's 13th season was set to premier...
Wendy Williams tests positive for COVID-19, postpones 13th season of her show
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Wendy Williams tests positive for COVID-19, postpones 13th season of her show

Wendy Williams has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19. On Tuesday, The Wendy Williams Show announced that the 57-year-old talk show host is postponing the 13th season of her popular daytime talk show in order for her to get better and to quarantine. Season 13 of The Wendy Williams Show was scheduled to start on Sept. 20. The date has now been moved to Oct. 4. "To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production abides by the SAG/AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols, we expect to begin the 13th season of The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, October 4th," a statement on the show's official Instagram account reads. "In the meantime, repeats will be scheduled." This comes a week after the show announced that Wendy was dealing with o...
Cardi B asks for delay of her album cover trial due to second child birth
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Cardi B asks for delay of her album cover trial due to second child birth

American music star, Cardi B has asked for a delay in her 'Gangsta Bitch' cover art trial, which she was sued for over nearly 4 years ago. The album cover for Cardi's debut mixtape "Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1", features the rapper sitting back, drinking a beer, while a man with an elaborate back tattoo puts his head between her legs. Kevin Brophy in his lawsuit against the rapper, claimed he is the one in the photo but never posed for the photo or gave Cardi permission to use his likeness. Claiming that the photo ruined his life, he is demanding for at least $5 million in damages. Cardi B in a new application before a US court ahead of the trial scheduled for next month, asked for it to be postponed as she just gave birth to her son on September 4. TMZ reported that the...
US Lieutenant Colonel resigns over Biden’s ‘tyrannical’ vaccination mandate
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US Lieutenant Colonel resigns over Biden’s ‘tyrannical’ vaccination mandate

A US Army Lieutenant Colonel has resigned and given up his pension after more than 19 years of service over President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate, which he says is  'unethical, immoral and tyrannical' Lt Col Paul Douglas Hague's resignation letter was shared by his wife tweeted, who announced that the Army vet is 'walking away from all he's worked for and believed in since he was an ROTC kid'. This comes after the Pentagon said last month that it will require service members to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. In the letter - which he wrote on August 23, the day after the Pentagon announced all active military were to get vaccinated immediately - Hague said he refused to 'sit still and allow a serum to be injected into my flesh against my will and better judgement'. He wrote: ...
Nigeria surpasses 200,000 coronavirus infections since Feb 2020 when first infection was identified – NCDC
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Nigeria surpasses 200,000 coronavirus infections since Feb 2020 when first infection was identified – NCDC

Nigeria has surpassed 200,000 covid-19 cases 18 months after the first positive case was identified in an Italian traveller on Feb. 27, 2020, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease (NCDC). The NCDC, on Wednesday morning, September 15, via its official website said that Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases had jumped to 200,057. Since the disease brought about a worldwide pandemic early March, COVID-19 has sickened and killed millions all over the world . The NCDC announced it had registered 519 additional COVID-19 infections on Tuesday from 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory representing an increase from the 387 cases reported on Monday. The agency also reported 18 deaths on Tuesday, to push the tally of deaths in the country to 2,637. “The 519 new cases are reported from 1...
Piers Morgan and Nicki Minaj fire shots at each other after the TV host claimed she snubbed his sons in 2011
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Piers Morgan and Nicki Minaj fire shots at each other after the TV host claimed she snubbed his sons in 2011

Piers Morgan and Nicki Minaj have been going at each other on Twitter after the TV host called the rapper out for something that happened years ago. It all began after Nicki tweeted misinformation about Covid-19 that led to her being called out. Piers then took advantage of the opportunity to drag Nicki. He tweeted: "Professor Whitty beefing with the ghastly @NICKIMINAJ (one of the rudest little madams I’ve ever met) is not the breaking news that I expected today - but it’s most welcome. She’s peddling lies that will cost lives." But Nicki responded, claiming she's never met Piers. She wrote: "Sir I’ve never met you. I know… We all look alike. 'Rudest little madam'. I like it. Has a special ring to it. "Thanks Pierce. Love the accent. I’d love to come chat. Scones...
South Africa confirms interest in hosting 2021 Fifa Club World Cup
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South Africa confirms interest in hosting 2021 Fifa Club World Cup

  If Mzansi does succeed in convincing Fifa with its bid, they will become the second African country to host the global tournament South Africa has thrown their hat in the ring to host the 2021 Fifa Club World Cup in December. This comes after Japan dropped their commitment to host the global tournament because of the Covid-19 pandemic having staged the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan has now confirmed that the Southern African country is interested in hosting the Club World Cup.      
End strike, all debts will be settled when verified and validated – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire tells striking doctors
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End strike, all debts will be settled when verified and validated – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire tells striking doctors

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has appealed to resident doctors in the country to end their ongoing strike. Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have embarked on a strike over irregular payment of salaries, among other issues. Addressing this at the briefing of the presidential committee on COVID-19 on Monday September 13, Ehanire said the striking doctors should resume duty as all debts will be settled when verified and validated. He insisted that this administration has a "sound track record" of paying debts, even if they are inherited from or ignored by preceeding administration. The Minister said;   “Last week his excellency, the president received the leadership of the Nigerian Medical...
Actor Jeff Bridges says his Cancer is in Remission and he also has COVID-19
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Actor Jeff Bridges says his Cancer is in Remission and he also has COVID-19

Hollywood actor, Jeff Bridges has revealed that his cancer is in remission even though he is now battling COVID-19. The actor in handwritten note shared on Monday September 13, said the 9 inches by 12 inches mass which came along with his lymphoma in 2018, has shrunk down to the size of a "marble." Revealing that COVID "kicked his ass", Bridges also disclosed that he is now feeling better after getting his double vaccination. He went on to thank his medical team for helping with his amazing recovery. According to him, he was able to walk his daughter Hayley, down the aisle at her recent wedding, something he wasn't sure he could do because he's been on oxygen. Bridges was also able to dance with her without oxygen. Bridges revealed last October that he was diagn...
Holyfield Knocked out by Belfort as Trump provides Commentary
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Holyfield Knocked out by Belfort as Trump provides Commentary

Former heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield looked all of his 58 years in a first-round technical knockout loss to mixed martial arts star Vitor Belfort on Saturday. With former US President Donald Trump providing ringside commentary for the spectacle at Seminole Hard Rock casino in Hollywood, Florida, Brazil’s Belfort unleashed an early flurry that ended with Holyfield slipping through the ropes. The American ring great regained his feet only to be sent to the canvas by a combination from Belfort. He beat the count, but after he absorbed another flurry of blows without throwing any the referee stopped the fight despite Holyfield’s objections. “I wasn’t hurt,” insisted Holyfield, who called the decision to stop the fight “kind of sad.” “It is what it is,” he sai...
McKennie to start for Juventus against Napoli after being kicked out of USMNT squad
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McKennie to start for Juventus against Napoli after being kicked out of USMNT squad

  Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed the midfielder will be in the starting XI for the weekend Serie A clash Weston McKennie will return to the Juventus starting XI for the match against Napoli on Saturday despite being kicked out of the United States squad this week. The midfielder was dropped from the team before the World Cup qualifying clash with Honduras for violating Covid-19 protocol. McKennie apologised for the violation but was warned by USMNT hero Landon Donovan that he risks ruining his future with his country.      
Pulisic to miss three Chelsea games with ankle injury, Tuchel confirms
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Pulisic to miss three Chelsea games with ankle injury, Tuchel confirms

The United States international will be out for 10 days after sustaining an injury in a World Cup qualifying match against Honduras Christian Pulisic will miss Chelsea's next three matches because of an ankle injury, Thomas Tuchel says. The 22-year-old winger suffered the injury during United States' 4-1 win against Honduras in World Cup qualifying. Pulisic has already missed Chelsea's last two Premier League matches after contracting Covid-19 but is set to be out even longer, while N'Golo Kante is also unavailable.      
Brazil vs Peru: Neymar, Ribeiro lift Brazil in nine EPL stars’ absence
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Brazil vs Peru: Neymar, Ribeiro lift Brazil in nine EPL stars’ absence

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

Boxing legend, Mike Tyson has been accused of being "scared" to fight rival Evander Holyfield Triller's co-founder Ryan Kavanaugh revealed that Mike Tyson turned down a "massive payday" for a fight with Evander Holyfield over fear of being knocked out. Holyfield is making a return to the ring this weekend to fight former UFC star, Vitor Belfor The 58-year-old stepped up on a week's notice to replace fellow boxing great Oscar De La Hoya after he contracted Covid-19. Tyson and Holyfield have fought twice before. In 1996 Holyfield defeated Tyson by TKO and their rematch in 1997 saw Tyson disqualified for infamously biting a chunk out of Holyfield's ear. And Kavanaugh said that he reached out to Tyson about a fight with Holyfield. "We have an offer out to Mike," Kavanaugh told ...
FIFA release statement following Brazil vs Argentina World Cup qualifier suspension
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FIFA release statement following Brazil vs Argentina World Cup qualifier suspension

World football's main governing body have broken their silence on the weekend's bizarre events at Corinthians Arena FIFA have released an official statement following the suspension of the World Cup qualifying fixture between Brazil and Argentina on Sunday. The contest at Corinthians Arena was called to an abrupt halt minutes after kick-off when health authorities attempted to reprimand three Argentina players for breaching Covid-19 rules. The visitors eventually walked off the pitch and roughly an hour after the game was stopped South American football's governing body CONMEBOL confirmed its suspension, and now FIFA have pledged to look into the incident in greater detail.
2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Why Daka and Mwepu left Zambian camp ahead of Tunisia duel
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2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Why Daka and Mwepu left Zambian camp ahead of Tunisia duel

The two will not take on the North Africans due to travel restrictions occasioned by the Premier League stand on Covid-19 red zones Brighton's Enock Mwepu and Leicester City's Patson Daka will not be part of Zambia's team that will take on Tunisia in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola. Both stars featured as Chipolopolo defeated Mauritania 2-1 in their opening qualifying fixture on Friday and they have now left for England. Their absence from the Zambian team was occasioned by Premier League's announcement that they would not exempt players from the 10-day quarantine if they traveled to Covid-19 red zones and Zambia is classified as such. "I think we have talked a lot with the guys, and we all knew we were not going to be part of the team...
Nigerian govt to make COVID-19 vaccination compulsory for civil servants
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Nigerian govt to make COVID-19 vaccination compulsory for civil servants

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said the federal government will soon make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for civil servants. Mustapha disclosed this during a meeting of the Health Commissioners Forum on Thursday in Abuja. He explained that the government wants civil servants to be vaccinated, as they represent Nigeria abroad sometimes. The SGF, who is also the chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC), further noted that some countries have banned unvaccinated persons is one of the reasons civil servants should embrace vaccination. “You should, in the course of this meeting, deliberate on the challenges caused by vaccine hesitancy all over the country. It is expected that you will come with policy al...
USMNT stars Pulisic and Steffen to miss World Cup qualifying opener at El Salvador
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USMNT stars Pulisic and Steffen to miss World Cup qualifying opener at El Salvador

The Premier League duo were named to the U.S. roster but won't be able to play Thursday's opener in San Salvador U.S. men's national team star Christian Pulisic has not traveled to El Salvador ahead of Thursday's World Cup qualifier, head coach Gregg Berhalter has confirmed. Pulisic tested positive for Covid-19 last month, setting up a race against time for him to be ready for the USMNT's opening three World Cup qualifiers. The Chelsea attacker won't be able to face El Salvador but could still play against Canada on Sunday or Honduras next Wednesday. Up to
Berhalter: Too early to tell if Pulisic will be available for USMNT’s World Cup qualifiers
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Berhalter: Too early to tell if Pulisic will be available for USMNT’s World Cup qualifiers

The American head coach said the Chelsea star will undergo several tests before his status is determined U.S. men's national team head coach Gregg Berhalter says that the team is taking a "wait and see" approach to Christian Pulisic's availability as the Chelsea star continues to recover from a positive Covid-19 test. Pulisic tested positive for the coronavirus last week, ruling him out for Chelsea's 2-0 win over Arsenal at the weekend. But, ahead of World Cup qualifiers against El Salvador, Canada and Honduras, Pulisic has been named to Berhalter's squad even though his availability is still a question mark.  
COVID-19: Ekiti commences second phase of vaccination exercise
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COVID-19: Ekiti commences second phase of vaccination exercise

The Ekiti State Government has disclosed that the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced across the state, urging residents, especially those that have not been vaccinated during the first phase of the exercise, to make themselves available. The Ekiti Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Oyebanji Filani made this known in Ado-Ekiti recently while featuring on a radio programme to sensitize the residents on the need to make themselves available for immunization against the deadly virus. Dr. Filani explained that the Moderna vaccines are for eligible residents that haven’t received any jab of COVID-19 vaccination, stressing that anyone who has received the first dose of Astra-Zeneca vaccines should wait for the second dose that would arrive soon. The Commissio...
West Brom striker Callum Robinson tests positive for Covid for Second time
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West Brom striker Callum Robinson tests positive for Covid for Second time

West Brom striker, Callum Robinson has tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time ahead of Ireland's upcoming triple-header of World Cup qualifiers. West Brom manager Valerian Ismael confirmed in a statement that Robinson, along with goalkeeper David Button contracted Covid-19, which made them missed out in their Carabao Cup tie against Arsenal. Robinson previously contracted Covid-19 last November, missing Ireland's friendly away to England in Wembley.The striker was set to be named among the squad for Ireland's World Cup qualifiers against Portugal, Azerbaijan and Serbia in September. His absence will come as a severe blow to teh national team , the West Brom striker have started the season in fine form, with three goals in four Championship games.
‘World’s Sexiest Athlete’ Alica Schmidt Announces she’s ‘taking a Break’ from the Sport after she was Banned from Olympics
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‘World’s Sexiest Athlete’ Alica Schmidt Announces she’s ‘taking a Break’ from the Sport after she was Banned from Olympics

German track and field star, Alica Schmidt is "taking a break" from the sport after her trip to the Tokyo Olympics didn’t go as she planned. The 22-year-old runner, dubbed "the World’s Sexiest Athlete" took to Instagram on Tuesday, August 24, to admit she’s "not satisfied" with how her 2021 races went rrevealing that she struggled with COVID-19 and injuries. Schmidt traveled to Tokyo but never got a chance to compete in the games, as the German team was disqualified for making contact with the Jamaican team in the mixed 4x400m relay. Schmidt also failed to secure a spot in the line up for the preliminary 4x400m relays. "I’ve worked harder than ever before day in day out pushed my limits in every workout and made so many sacrifices," the athlete wrote alongside a collag...
Australia’s Greco wins first gold at Tokyo Paralympics
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Australia’s Greco wins first gold at Tokyo Paralympics

Australian cyclist Paige Greco scooped the first gold medal of the Tokyo Paralympics on Wednesday, as the sport got underway a day after a high-energy but poignant opening ceremony. Despite a year-long postponement and with the shadow of Covid-19 hanging over the event, records began falling almost immediately in both cycling and swimming as the competition heated up. Greco took gold in record-breaking fashion in track cycling’s C1-C3 class 3,000 metre individual pursuit, beating China’s Wang Xiaomei. The Australian had smashed her own world record by nearly eight seconds to qualify fastest from the morning heats. She then lowered that time by another second and a half to 3min 50.815sec in the final just over two hours later. Silver medallist Wang — who had also beat...
West Brom vs Arsenal: Arteta names two players that will drive their success
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West Brom vs Arsenal: Arteta names two players that will drive their success

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has expressed delight for having Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette back in his squad. Aubameyang only came off the bench in the second half of the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday. Lacazette has not played at all for Arsenal this season, after he tested positive for COVID-19. However, both strikers are expected to be involved as Arteta’s men chase their first win of the campaign in the Carabao Cup against West Brom on Wednesday night. Arteta said: “That’s really good news because we really need them. “We know that a big part of what we want to do, as I’ve mentioned before, is going to be determined in the boxes and these are the two players that have the biggest goal threat in the team. “They are both so ...
COVID-19: Edo government Imposes Restriction on Mass gathering
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COVID-19: Edo government Imposes Restriction on Mass gathering

The Edo State Government has restricted mass gatherings across the state in a bid curb the spread of COVID-19. Governor Godwin Obaseki made the announcement while flagging off the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination exercise on Monday August 23. Obaseki also added that from the second week of September 2021, large gatherings, as well as high traffic public and private places will only be accessed by persons who have proof of taking at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination. He said; “Beginning from the second week of September 2021, large gatherings, as well as high traffic public and private places will only be accessed by persons who have proof of taking at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination. People who have not yet been vaccinated at all will depend on remote acce...
Liverpool write to Egypt’s FA to block Mohamed Salah’s call-up for international duty
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Liverpool write to Egypt’s FA to block Mohamed Salah’s call-up for international duty

Premier League club,  Liverpool are refusing to release Mohamed Salah for 2022 World Cup qualification duty due to concerns over Covid-19 and quarantine rules. Salah was set to be called up to the Egypt squad for their games against Gabon and Angola in September but he would have faced a 10-day quarantine in a hotel upon his return to England. That is because Premier League heavyweights are following advice regarding the spread of coronavirus, while also being reluctant to see Salah forced into quarantine once he returns to Britain from international duty. A statement released by the Egyptian FA reads: "The Egyptian Football Association continues its continuous contacts regarding the task of international players joining their national teams to participate in the World Cup qua...
Why Nigerians Are Not Committing Suicide Amid Hardship – Pastor Enenche
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Why Nigerians Are Not Committing Suicide Amid Hardship – Pastor Enenche

Prediction Development Africa Pastor Paul Enenche, the Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, has revealed why there is minimal suicidal attempts in the country despite the current hardship ravaging the nation. In a sermon on Sunday at the church’s headquarters, Glory Dome Abuja, Pastor Enenche said the Nigerians would have killed themselves over the economic situation if not for church. According to him, Nigeria and other countries in Africa survived COVID-19 due to mysterious power of God, stressing that some world leaders who predicted that millions of Africans would die of the disease were disappointed. He said, “Thank God for Church, otherwise many people would have kill themselves since. If they say there was suicide, just imagine what will happen if ...
Veteran singer, Mike Okri, Contracts COVID19 despite full Vaccination
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Veteran singer, Mike Okri, Contracts COVID19 despite full Vaccination

  Veteran musician, Mike Okri, has contracted COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. Okri disclosed this in facebook live he had on Saturday, AUgust 21. Okri who recently returned home after decades abroad said he caught the virus on Friday, August 20, a day before he was due to travel. He said he felt “devastated” and “funny” and had gone into self-isolation at home for 10 or 14 days. “Hey folks, this is coming to me as a rude shock. I had my Covid test on Friday, hoping to fly today, Saturday and it turned out it was positive. I’m so devastated, which means that I can’t travel for another 10 to 14 days. As I’m speaking now, I’m self-quarantined. I just want to tell folks that yes, for those doubting Thomases, that the damn thing is real....
Civil rights leader, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and wife hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 months after receiving Pfizer vaccine
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Civil rights leader, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and wife hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 months after receiving Pfizer vaccine

American Civil rights leader, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. along with his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19. In a statement released by the prominent political activist's organization, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. it said the reverend, who is 79 years old, and Jacqueline Jackson, 77, were admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Their conditions haven't been released. Anyone who has been around either person in the last five to six days is advised to quarantine in line with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, according to Rainbow PUSH. "Doctors are currently monitoring the condition of both," the organization said. "Anyone who has been around either of them for the last five or six days should follow the...
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Tuchel names player to miss EPL derby, gives update on Kante, Ziyech
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Arsenal vs Chelsea: Tuchel names player to miss EPL derby, gives update on Kante, Ziyech

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that winger, Christian Pulisic, will miss the Blues’ Premier League derby against Arsenal on Sunday evening. Tuchel said the US international would miss Chelsea’s clash against Arsenal after he contracted COVID-19 ahead of the tie at Emirates Stadium. The German also provided the latest update on Hakim Ziyech and N’Golo Kante. The former PSG manager stated this on Friday during his pre-match press conference. Chelsea head to the game following a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace in their last fixture, while Arsenal lost 2-0 against Brentford. Recall that both Ziyech and Kante missed Chelsea’s clash against Crystal Palace due to injury. “With Christian, it’s unfortunately very easy to explain,” Tuchel said. “He had a positive...
Chelsea playmaker, Christian Pulisic tests positive for Covid-19; to miss Arsenal game on Sunday
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Chelsea playmaker, Christian Pulisic tests positive for Covid-19; to miss Arsenal game on Sunday

Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that winger Christian Pulisic has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating. Pulisic will now miss Chelsea’s Premier League London derby against Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday, August 22. His diagnosis comes a week after Ruben Loftus-Cheek contracted Covid-19, while Arsenal have also been dealing with their own outbreak after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Willian and Alex Runnarson were all affected. Thomas Tuchel confirmed: “Christian has unfortunately had a positive test and needs to follow the protocols. He’s not been training and is not available for the game.” The German also warned his players to beware a backlash from Arsenal as they battle their own Covid situati...
Top four Arsenal players test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Chelsea clash
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Top four Arsenal players test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Chelsea clash

Arsenal have confirmed that four senior team players, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazete, Willian and Alex Runarsson have all tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the Premier League encounter with Chelsea on Sunday. The club said that for this reason, Aubameyang and Lacazette missed out on their first game of the season, against Brentford last Friday. Mikel Arteta’s side were beaten 2-0 by the newly-promoted side in their first match of the Premier League season and had to do so without the two forwards. The club have now confirmed that their top stars were prevented by COVID-19 and both Willians and Runarsson have also tested positive. The Gunners are now hoping that Aubameyang and Willian return for the clash against Chelsea while Lacazette and Runarsson have ...
Pope Francis Urges Everyone to get COVID-19 Vaccines
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Pope Francis Urges Everyone to get COVID-19 Vaccines

Pope Francis has made an urgent appeal to people to get inoculated against COVID-19, saying the vaccines could bring an end to the pandemic. The pontiff made the personal appeal in a filmed public service message that was released online and on television on Wednesday, August 18. “Thanks to God’s grace and to the work of many, we now have vaccines to protect us from Covid-19,” Pope Francis said in the message, which he made on behalf of the U.S.-based nonprofit group the Ad Council. He said the vaccines “bring hope to end the pandemic, but only if they are available to all and if we collaborate with one another.” The pontiff added that getting vaccinated “is a simple yet profound way to care for one another, especially the most vulnerable.” Church ...
Fully Vaccinated Flight Attendant Dies of COVID-19
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Fully Vaccinated Flight Attendant Dies of COVID-19

A Las Vegas flight attendant has died following a month-long battle with COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. Maurice Reginald “Reggie” Shepperson, 36, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant died last week after having tested positive for the virus in early July, KDFW reported. “It shows how quick life can change,” Dawn Shepperson-Bernard, Reggie Shepperson’s mother, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “How you can build a life for yourself, and how quickly your life can just be taken away. Everything that you worked for, so hard, it can just basically be left in ruins, your family left in ruins.” Shepperson-Bernard confirmed to USA Today that her son had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “It hurt me so bad because it was just so quick. I didn’t have time to really ...
Nigeria begins second phase of COVID-19 vaccination
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Nigeria begins second phase of COVID-19 vaccination

Nigeria has commenced the second phase of vaccination for COVID-19. The phase two, anchored by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) kicked off at the Federal Medical Centre in Jabi, Abuja. The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) has urged citizens to get the jabs as part of preventive measures. The 4,80,000 Moderna doses were donated by the United States Government. The consignment, brought in through COVAX, is part of the 500 million doses President Joe Biden pledged to the global fight until late 2022. African countries will get 25 million portions to boost their efforts against the pandemic. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) earlier approved three vaccines – Moderna, AstraZeneca and Sputnik V. Nigeria...
Kenyan Pastor charged in the UK with selling fake oil that ‘protects’ members from Coronavirus
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Kenyan Pastor charged in the UK with selling fake oil that ‘protects’ members from Coronavirus

A Kenyan pastor and founder of Bishop Climate Ministries in Camberwell District, South London, United Kingdom, Climate Irungu Wiseman, has appeared in court after being accused of selling "plague protection kits" for £91 as a cure for COVID-19. Bishop Climate Wiseman is charged with fraud and unfair trading offences after allegedly offering the package, which contained a small bottle of oil and a piece of red yarn as a "plague protection kit". Wiseman, the head of the Kingdom Church in Camberwell, south London, appeared at Lavender Hill Magistrates' Court on Monday August 16. The 46-year-old is said to have marketed the mixture of cedarwood and hyssop with claims it could be used to "treat, prevent, protect against or cure" coronavirus. The claims are said to have been made...
COVID-19: President Buhari goes into isolation
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COVID-19: President Buhari goes into isolation

President Muhammadu Buhari has gone into self-isolation after he and some Nigerian officials came in contact with officials of Nigeria’s High Commissioner in the United Kingdom, some of who have tested positive for COVID-19. This came after the President and those who accompanied him on the 18-day trip to the United Kingdom were tested for COVID-19 after returning to the country. Presidential aide, Garba Shehu confirmed the development, saying it is in line with NCDC guidelines for international travel. Shehu said;   “Mr President and all of those on his delegation will be isolated in line with NCDC guidelines for international travel.” He also revealed that the President and all those who accompanied him on the trip did the mandatory PCR test on Friday August 13, and ...
Top 20 UK University in 2022 for your Business education
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Top 20 UK University in 2022 for your Business education

Prof Bill Russell, an Economist and Associate Dean for International in the School of Business, at the University of Dundee, Scotland UK, shares his view of business education and explains why starting your education in January 2022 might be the right thing to do. “Businesses of all sizes and in all industries have been affected in some way during 2020 and 2021 as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic. When we move into 2022, and beyond, the way businesses operate internationally, will change, possibly in some ways forever. “Although this will prove challenging for many, it will also offer up a great opportunity for others. And with that, some great opportunities for enthusiastic graduates.” Prof Russell goes on to explain: “Businesses are going to need graduates with a ...
FG postpones Rollout of Second batch of COVID-19 vaccines
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FG postpones Rollout of Second batch of COVID-19 vaccines

Rollout of the second batch of vaccines has been postponed by the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19. PSC's spokesperson, Willie Bassey said the vaccination exercise which was scheduled for Tuesday August 10, was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Bassey also failed to give a new date for the rollout of the vaccines. The statement read;  “This is to announce the postponement of the national flag-off exercise of phase 11 vaccination programme earlier scheduled for Tuesday this week due to unforeseen circumstances. “A new date will be communicated.”
Man Utd to hold further Covid-19 vaccination talks with players ahead of new season
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Man Utd to hold further Covid-19 vaccination talks with players ahead of new season

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained that some of his team are double vaccinated while others are a bit wary about getting the injection Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed the Manchester United staff will hold further talks with the players about getting the Covid-19 vaccination. The Norwegian also spoke about the strict measures his side must abide by in order to protect them from losing groups of players through the campaign due to isolation. The United manager also confirmed that some of his team are double vaccinated, but he admitted some of them have doubts over getting the jab.  
Real Madrid to sue LaLiga over £2.3bn cash injection
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Real Madrid to sue LaLiga over £2.3bn cash injection

  Real Madrid are planning to sue LaLiga, as they are unhappy with the league’s £2.3billion deal with an American private equity firm, CVC, El Independiente reports. The Spanish league celebrated the initiative, called ‘Boost LaLiga’. It will come with a major cash-injection to its clubs, in a bid to to help alleviate the financial hit they have all taken from COVID-19. The deal will especially help Barcelona and means they can finally sign Lionel Messi to a new deal and register new signings such as Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia and Memphis Depay. But their rivals Real are less than impressed with the announcement. Los Blancos are planning to sue the organising body for misappropriation of assets. The report says Real believe that part of the rights the league a...
Actor Michael Jai White reveals his oldest son has passed away at 38 years of age from COVID-19
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Actor Michael Jai White reveals his oldest son has passed away at 38 years of age from COVID-19

Michael Jai White is opening up about losing his eldest son to COVID-19. The Black Dynamite star, 53, revealed during a recent interview with Vlad TV. that his 38-year-old son died "a few months ago" after being hospitalized. "He was in the hospital for a while so it wasn't immediate," he told VladTV on Sunday of his son's death. White said that his son had been dealing with substance abuse for some time, and that it further "compromised" his health during his COVID-19 infection. "Ultimately, when he got sick and went to the hospital, COVID was waiting for him... That was the knockout blow," White said, adding that his son had not been vaccinated against the virus. White's oldest son was born when he was 15, and he told VladTV that they "grew up at the same time." "Un...
Broadway Star Alvin Ing is Dead (aged 89)
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Broadway Star Alvin Ing is Dead (aged 89)

Broadway actor, Alvin Ing has died at the age of 89 due to complications from Covid-19. The actor died on Saturday, July 31, at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, with his reps confirming that Ing died from breakthrough Covid-19 complications. A rep said: ‘Honolulu native and American Army veteran with a gift to serve, he felt a duty to himself and his fellow citizens to be fully vaccinated. ‘Although he was fully vaccinated, Ing was first diagnosed with pneumonia in mid-July then confirmed to have Covid-19 a few days later. After two weeks of battling Covid-19, Ing passed away due to cardiac arrest.’ Breakthrough cases which occur in people who have been fully vaccinated against the virus — are rare, but possible and expected, as the vaccines are no...
17 Corps Members Hospitalised with Covid-19 Symptoms in Edo
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17 Corps Members Hospitalised with Covid-19 Symptoms in Edo

At least 17 Corps members deployed to Edo State for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have been admitted to the hospital after they showed symptoms of COVID-19. They were admitted to Stella Obasanjo Hospital on Sapele Road, Benin, Edo State for treatment. Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Edo Government-owned hospital, Dr. Osagie Ebomwonyi, who spoke while in the company of Governor Godwin Obaseki during an inspection tour of the state’s infectious disease isolation centre at the hospital in Benin, stated that even though the cases were unvaccinated, they were undertaking studies and analysis to find out if there was Delta variant in the state. Edo Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Personal Assistant, Mr. Ozeto Waheed, confirmed the 17 Corps members we...

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