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Alleged $350k fraud: US court denies Ogun state governor’s aide, Abidemi Rufai, bail
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Alleged $350k fraud: US court denies Ogun state governor’s aide, Abidemi Rufai, bail

A federal magistrate in New York has dismissed the bail application of Abidemi Rufai, a Senior Special Assistant to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, who was arrested last Friday, May 14 for allegedly committing $350,000 employment fraud in Washington. LIB had earlier reported that the 42-year-old was arrested at the John F Kennedy International Airport in New York while attempting to flee the country. A statement released by the US Department of Justice alleged that Rufai used pseudo names like Sandy Tang and the stolen identities of more than 100 Washington residents to file fraudulent claims with Employment Security Department for unemployment benefits during the COVID19 pandemic last year. Rufai made his initial appearance last Saturday in New York and he appeared for a dete...
Photos: President Buhari Departs for France
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Photos: President Buhari Departs for France

President Buhari has departed Abuja for Paris, France where he would be attending the African Finance Summit. The summit will review the African economy, following shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic and getting relief, due to the increasing debt burden on countries. During the four-day trip, Buhari will also meet with Emmanuel Macron, president of France. President Buhari and President Macron are expected to discuss the growing security threats in the Sahel and Lake Chad region, climate change, economic ties, political relations, partnership to improve Nigeria’s health sector, and contain the spread of COVID19. See more photos below
Barcelona Prioritize Haaland Over Messi
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Barcelona Prioritize Haaland Over Messi

  Barcelona will prioritise a move for Erling Haaland over re-signing Lionel Messi this summer, the UK Sun reports. The Spanish giants are in a tight financial situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Barca may not be able to afford the transfer Borussia Dortmund will demand for Haaland and a new contract for Messi. Should they be forced to choose one, Barca are leaning towards Haaland. Haaland is 13 years younger than Messi and is currently the hottest property in European football. The Norway striker is also wanted by Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea.
Bishop Oyedepo warns his members against taking COVID19 vaccine, advices them to take anointing oil instead
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Bishop Oyedepo warns his members against taking COVID19 vaccine, advices them to take anointing oil instead

Bishop David Oyedepo, the senior pastor of the Living Faith Church International (Winners Chapel), has advised his members not to take the COVID19 vaccine. The clergyman who has always expressed doubts about the COVID19 pandemic, said this during the 40th-anniversary thanksgiving service of the church in the Ota Cathedral in Ogun State on Sunday, May 9. Speaking to his members, Oyedepo said “Let me warn you against this deadly thing circulated round the country, because it has not been duly tested. An elder of this church, who works with the World Health Organisation, confirmed this, thanking me for always speaking the truth about the authenticity of the COVID-19 vaccine,” he said. He said vaccinators went to churches to get people vaccinated, adding that it is an “insult,” and...
Coronavirus: Sanwo-Olu Mulls Another Lockdown
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Coronavirus: Sanwo-Olu Mulls Another Lockdown

We are at a critical point in the management of the #COVID19 pandemic in our state and every resident needs to #TakeResponsibility for their health and wellbeing. As citizens, we have a great burden upon us, to behave responsibly. These times demand a lot from us, in terms of actions and behaviours that may not be comfortable. It is difficult to adjust to the changes, but adjust, we must. As a government elected to uphold the security of its citizens, which includes health security, we will not hesitate to review the terms of #EasingTheLockdown if we do not see an improvement in the adherence to our public health guidelines over the next couple of days. Despite massive advocacy, it is disappointing to see the crowd at banks & markets across the state flouting the guideline...

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