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Update: Prince Andrew holds ‘crisis talks’ with family and advisers over Virginia Roberts’s sex abuse lawsuit
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Update: Prince Andrew holds ‘crisis talks’ with family and advisers over Virginia Roberts’s sex abuse lawsuit

Prince Andrew is reportedly holding crisis talks with his family and advisers over Virginia Roberts's sex abuse lawsuit. According to Daily Mail, royal insiders have claimed there may have been a 'lack of communication and cohesion' between Andrew's UK legal team and newly appointed US lawyer about how to move forwards. And there is apparently deep concern at the way the duke's well-paid advisers on both sides of the Atlantic have been 'outwitted and out-played' at every turn in recent days by David Boies, the attorney employed by his accuser Virginia Roberts, now Giuffre. Their attempts to avoid even having papers officially served have been both a legal and a public relations disaster, with Andrew appearing to play a game of 'cat and mouse' with Ms Giuffre's legal team as he...
Derby battle to win despite looming points deduction
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Derby battle to win despite looming points deduction

Max Bird celebrated his 21st birthday with a stunning strike that put crisis club Derby on course for a 2-1 win over Stoke. The midfielder unleashed an unstoppable shot from distance before Curtis Davies doubled the lead with a header. Derby, set to go into administration and incur a 12 point deduction, were by far the better side in the first half but Stoke hit back in the second. Former Derby winger Tom Ince pounced to give the visitors hope and Derby had to withstand fierce pressure to hold on for a morale-boosting victory. Despite the club's dire financial position, there was a defiant mood among the home fans and Derby responded with a positive start. Ravel Morrison created the first chance in the fourth minute when he played in Lee Buchanan but his shot was blocked a...
If you think the definition of Enjoyment, is to change ladies like HandkerChief, You will be the loser at the end – Clergyman Mike Bamiloye tells Men
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If you think the definition of Enjoyment, is to change ladies like HandkerChief, You will be the loser at the end – Clergyman Mike Bamiloye tells Men

Clergyman, Mike Bamiloye, has cautioned men against the habit of changing women they have affairs indiscriminately. In a post shared on Facebook, Bamiloye stated that men who change women like handkerchiefs will be the loser in the end. His post reads ''GET IT RIGHT FROM THE START... Right from the Foundation of Samson, he had been falling in love with a wrong woman. The first woman he would ever fell in love with was the Philistine lady in the vineyard of Timnath, who was being guided, so to speak, by a young lion. (Judges 14) The marriage ended up in crisis and collapsed. Then, we read that he had affairs with the Harlot of Gaza. The last major crisis was the affair he had with Delilah of the Valley of Sorek. Young Men of this Generation, Don’t gamble or Casino with Wom...
God did not make a Mistake by Bringing us together as Nigerians – Sultan of Sokoto
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God did not make a Mistake by Bringing us together as Nigerians – Sultan of Sokoto

Amid agitations in different regions of the country for secession, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has said that God did not make a mistake by bringing us together as Nigerians. Speaking at the 2020 Leadership Newspaper award and conference in Abuja on Thursday September 9, the Monarch said Nigerians must rise up to take the issue of insecurity as their own personal problem and contribute their quota to solve the crisis. He also wondered how every region will survive if we all go our seperate ways. The Sultan said; “If we are to go our 1 million ways, how do we survive? God Almighty will and can never make a mistake, that is his will and must be obeyed. “Bringing us together as Nigerians is not a mistake and that is what God wanted. If he wants anything else...
2face, Nedu: Pray for celebrities – AY Makun tells Nigerians
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2face, Nedu: Pray for celebrities – AY Makun tells Nigerians

Following events of break ups, domestic violence accusations and marriage crisis rocking the Nigerian entertainment industry, Comedian Ayo Makun has urged Nigerians to pray for entertainers. Ayo Makun popularly known as ‘AY’ on Sunday urged Nigerians to pray for celebrities passing through hard times rather than enjoy the negativity. According to him, celebrities are also humans and need prayers not just bad comments. His tweet read: “ Beyond all the bad comments and negativity some of us enjoy or see as entertainment concerning the incessant issues affecting the lives and homes of celebrities, let us sometimes do better on social media and pray for our favorites who are equally humans.” The last few days in the entertainment industry have been tough on some celebrities. It ...
“Things will never have gotten this messy under Trump” Businessman Wale Jana hails Donald Trump as “one of the greatest presidents of the US”
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“Things will never have gotten this messy under Trump” Businessman Wale Jana hails Donald Trump as “one of the greatest presidents of the US”

Nigerian businessman, Wale Jana, a firm supporter of Donald Trump, has said the former US President would have handled the crisis in Afghanistan better than the current US President. He took to Instagram to ask what exactly people found wrong with Trump. Jana then added a screenshot of a comment from a former US military officer condemning how Biden has handled the Afghanistan situation.   He followed the screenshot with a caption that reads: "I will not stop saying it and I won’t let all of you rest. What exactly was wrong with Trump? The Africans will say “he made immigration difficult, he wanted to chase us out of America” imagine a million Afghans rushing to Nigeria how would you feel? Yet that’s exactly what happens in the US! 1 million immigrants come in ever...
Only National Convention can remove Secondus – Senator Seriake
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Only National Convention can remove Secondus – Senator Seriake

Former Governor of Bayelsa state and senator representing Bayelsa West in the Senate, Seriake Dickson has said that only a National Convention can remove embattled Peoples Democratic Party Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus. Speaking after a PDP House of Representatives Caucus called for Secondus' resignation, Dickson stated that the “illegal” National Working Committee meeting and that of the party’s caucus in the House of Representatives, including a protest at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja on Monday August 9, are all part of the plot to contrive a needless crisis in the PDP in order to set up a caretaker committee, which is illegal. Insisting that there is no crisis in the party, the lawmaker said what is happening is only a contrived media crisis orchestrated and fund...
APC Congress: No room for imposition in Enugu – Onyeama, Chime
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APC Congress: No room for imposition in Enugu – Onyeama, Chime

As the All Progressives Congress, APC, begins its elective congresses, Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, assured on Sunday that no one will be imposed on the party members at any level in Enugu State. DAILY POST reported that the party had rolled out a time table for the conduct of congresses, with the ward election coming first, after which the localg and the State elections would follow. At a meeting he convened on Sunday for members of the party in Enugu West Senatorial Zone, Onyeama said the decision of the people would be respected. The minister, who lamented that crisis had crippled the party for years, said this was the time to get it right It is important we have unity of purpose, we have our individual ambitions, it is expected, but it shoul...
Plateau PDP: Beneficiaries of party crisis mastermind thems- Chieftain, Plangshak
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Plateau PDP: Beneficiaries of party crisis mastermind thems- Chieftain, Plangshak

Sequel to the crisis rocking the Plateau State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, a Director of Research and Documentation of Professionals in the party, Salama Plangshak, has called on members of the PDP to engage in other areas of discipline or vocation rather than depending solely on political activities for survival. He said the inability of members to get themselves involved in useful ventures is responsible for the current crisis bedevilling the state chapter of the party. Speaking to journalists in Jos, Plangshak decried what he said was unending wrangling that has culminated in a series of litigations. He said, just like in other merchandise, there are crisis merchants in political parties, adding that the crisis merchants were responsible for the upheavals that have...
God has rejected Obasanjo, Northern crisis’ll wipe out Buhari’s people – CAC prophet
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God has rejected Obasanjo, Northern crisis’ll wipe out Buhari’s people – CAC prophet

Prophet Segun Adebayo of Christ Apostolic Church, CAC, has said God has rejected ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo. Prophet Adebayo said God rejected Obasanjo because he failed to use the opportunity he was given to clean up Nigeria’s mess in 1999. Addressing reporters in Lagos, the cleric said Obasanjo was disobedient to God and “the grace has left him”. He also predicted a crisis in the North that would wipe out President Muhammadu Buhari’s people. The prophet said: “The Lord sent the hosts of heaven with many swords. The swords have not gone back. There will be a crisis in the North; the people of Buhari will be no more. Where is the generation of Murtala Mohammed? “Obasanjo was a beloved of God but he was disobedient. The grace has left him. When he got there in 1999 was wh...
Euro 2020: France suffers double injury blow ahead of Switzerland clash
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Euro 2020: France suffers double injury blow ahead of Switzerland clash

France has suffered a double major injury blow ahead of their Euro 2020 round of 16 tie against Switzerland on Monday. France coach, Didier Deschamps, is facing a crisis in attack after watching two of his wingers Marcus Thurman and Thomas Lamar limp out of training on Thursday ahead of the Switzerland clash. Both players appeared to be in serious discomfort during a recovery session after France’s 2-2 draw with Portugal on Wednesday. Thuram appeared to hold his groin as he sank to the floor during the session, while Lemar needed to be helped off the pitch by staff and had his head in his hands as he hobbled away from the action. The pair have the weekend to recover ahead of the Euro 2020 round of 16 tie clash with Switzerland. Should both players fail to prove their fit...
Diezani: EFCC, AMCON Fight Over Recovered Assets
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Diezani: EFCC, AMCON Fight Over Recovered Assets

There is a clash between two federal government agencies – the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) – over some recovered assets. It was gathered that the assets causing frictions between the two agencies are those recovered from and forfeited by some allies of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. The House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on Assessment and Status of All Recovered Loots Movable and Immovable Assets from 2002 to 2020 by Agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria for Effective Efficient Management and Utilisation is currently being tasked with resolving the crisis. A member of the committee told The PUNCH that the EFCC had approached the committee to prevent AMCON ...
Twitter’s founder, Dorsey is liable for #EndSARS losses – Lai Mohammed
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Twitter’s founder, Dorsey is liable for #EndSARS losses – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that the founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, is vicariously liable for the losses Nigeria incurred during the EndSARS protest.   Mohammed said this when he appeared on a Radio Nigeria call-in programme in Abuja today June 14.   Mohammed alleged that Dorsey raised funds through Bitcoins to sponsor the EndSARS protest while his platform, Twitter, was used to fuel the crisis. He said Dorsey also retweeted the tweets of some foreign and local supporters of EndSARS. “If you ask people to donate money via bitcoins for EndS ARS protesters then you are vicariously liable for whatever is the outcome of the protest. We have forgotten that EndSARS led to the loss of lives, including 37 policemen, six soldiers, 57 c...
Ogun Council Poll: APC Members Reject Alleged Imposition of Candidates, Demand Governor’s Intervention
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Ogun Council Poll: APC Members Reject Alleged Imposition of Candidates, Demand Governor’s Intervention

Read the press statement below... Some desperate party leaders have been imposing candidates, this has caused agitations and protests across board. Some aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State have appealed to the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to immediately save the party from an imminent crisis. The party faithful, who expressed concern over the gale of imposition of candidates within the APC ahead of the July 24 local government elections in the state, said Governor Abiodun, as the overall leader of the party, must rise to the occasion and rescue it from the grip of self-serving individuals masquerading as leaders. This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday, which was signed on behalf of the concerned APC members by So...
Onion traders threaten to cut supply to Southern Nigeria on Monday June 7
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Onion traders threaten to cut supply to Southern Nigeria on Monday June 7

The Onion Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (OPMAN) has said it will cut off supply to entire southern Nigeria beginning from Monday, June 7, if the Federal government fails to respond to the association’s demands. Addressing journalists after the association’s meeting in Sokoto at the weekend, OPMAN’s President, Aliyu Isa, noted that members of the association lost onions and property worth N4.5 billion in various attacks in the south. Isa said during the Aba crisis in Abia State, the association lost three members, while about 30 trailers, 9 utility cars, 50 stores and 10,000 bags of onion, among other valuables belonging to their members, were destroyed. In Shasa, Oyo State, he said 27 lives, five trailers, 5,600 bag of Onions, 12 utility vehicles and other valuab...
Insecurity: Imo PDP Demands Gov Uzodinma’s Resignation
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Insecurity: Imo PDP Demands Gov Uzodinma’s Resignation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State has called for the resignation of the governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, over the state of insecurity in the state. Speaking at a press conference in Owerri, the state capital, on Thursday, June 3, the PDP chairman in the state, Charles Ugwu, said that the crisis in the state has shown that the governor had no answer to the spate of killings in the state. Ugwu said that the All Progressives Congress-led government lacked the capacity to guarantee the safety and security of lives and properties of the people of the state. “Governor Hope Uzodimma in his capacity and responsibility as the Chief Security Officer of the state has failed to protect the lives and property of Imo State. This has become necessary in view of the evident lack...
Insecurity: Onion scarcity looms as Onion producers suspend supply to Southeast
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Insecurity: Onion scarcity looms as Onion producers suspend supply to Southeast

The Onion Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (OPMAN) says it will henceforth seize to supply onion to the SouthEast following the heightened level of insecurity in the region. Making this known to newsmen, the National President of OPMAN, Aliyu Isah, said the association’s decision was based on the recent hijack of two of their members’ trucks by gunmen. Two truckloads of onions from the North were intercepted and raided by the gunmen. In a related development, onion farmers in Sokoto state lost goods worth N2.4 billion to a fire incident. The cause of the fire was still unknown but one of the victims, Umaru Aliyu Gidan Fadama, said that the fire started at about 12.30am on Wedneday, June 2, from Yan doya market otherwise known as Ramin Kura. “We were told that it st...
13 Killed and Police Station Burnt as bandits Attack Communities in Niger state
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13 Killed and Police Station Burnt as bandits Attack Communities in Niger state

Thirteen persons including a police officer have been killed after armed bandits attacked Beri town in Bobi district of Niger state. According to a statement released by the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, the attack left several people injured. The agency added that the bandits also attacked Unguwan Malam Bako in Kotonkoro district and abducted unconfirmed number of people. The state governor, Abubakar Bello, in a statement released on Sunday, May 30, described the state of insecurity as a “war situation.” “The situation has reached crisis level, in fact it’s a war situation that we have to confront without further delay” he said
Leaked Documents Show US Considered Using Nuclear Weapons against China to Defend Taiwan in 1958
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Leaked Documents Show US Considered Using Nuclear Weapons against China to Defend Taiwan in 1958

  US Military planners pushed for the White House to prepare plans to use nuclear weapons against mainland China during the Taiwan Strait crisis in 1958, newly leaked documents have confirmed. The documents, first reported on by the New York Times, reveal how Washington went as far as discussing about using nuclear weapons to deter a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, despite knowing China will possibly fire retaliatory nuclear strikes on US bases. The new information was provided to the Times by Daniel Ellsberg. Ellsberg was the whistleblower in 1971 who leaked the Pentagon Papers that detailed the US government's duplicity in its handling of the Vietnam War. "US first use of nuclear weapons should not be contemplated, prepared, or threatened anywhere, under any circu...
If there is Crisis in this Nation, I Will be the Last to Leave – Bishop Oyedepo
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If there is Crisis in this Nation, I Will be the Last to Leave – Bishop Oyedepo

David Oyedepo, the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide has revealed what his action would be if the country is engulfed in crisis. In a message to his church members, Oyedepo stated that he will be the last to leave the country if there is a crisis. He said; “If there is crisis in this Nation, I will be the last to leave here." Admitting that things are going wrong in the country, the cleric further averred that nobody could enjoy and sustain the flow of favour without the fear of God as a lifestyle. Oyedepo added; “Don’t rob nobody, don’t cheat on anyone. Don’t outsmart your business partners. Don’t swear falsely. Don’t take bribes. Favour is the companion of all that fear God and favour shall be your companion from now. “Flowing in favour demands the ...
Nigeria Won’t Break up – TB Joshua
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Nigeria Won’t Break up – TB Joshua

Leader and Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly known as Prophet TB Joshua has released a video of a prophecy for Nigeria which he gave almost seven years ago. The cleric who gave the prophecy on July 27, 2014, said Nigeria would be covered by a cloud of “crisis, murder, killings, destruction”, but would not break up. TB Joshua warned members of the political class of impending repercussions; even as he noted that they would be made to pay for their part in the crises. He said during the church service; “Nothing will happen to Nigeria. Nigeria will remain one. “Beyond this crisis, Nigeria is beautiful. Your prayer now is that you should witness it so that this crisis will not take you away. “It is decreed that this na...
”It is well”- Pastor Adeboye breaks his silence on his son’s death
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”It is well”- Pastor Adeboye breaks his silence on his son’s death

The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye on Friday May 7, broke his silence following the death of his son, Dare Adeboye. 42-year-old Pastor Dare, died in his sleep in his home in Eket, Akwa-Ibom on Tuesday, May 4. While preaching at his church's May 2021 edition of it’s Holy Ghost service, Pastor Adeboye urged everyone to always thank God and say ‘It is well’ even in the face of crises rather than ‘blame and question God’. “Whatever we have is given to us by God, be it wealth, wife, husband, children e.t.c and if it got taken away by God, all we can do is give God glory for actually giving us the privilege to enjoy those wealth or kids temporarily and it is not for us to complain, blame and question God.”he said With biblical ref...
North Korea Warns US and South Korea of ‘Crisis beyond Control’ in Heated Statements
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North Korea Warns US and South Korea of ‘Crisis beyond Control’ in Heated Statements

The Secretive state of North Korea has warned the United States it will face a "crisis beyond control in the near future" and accused South Korea of carrying out an "intolerable provocation" against Pyongyang in a series of statements released Sunday, May 2. In one statement, North Korea blasted US President Joe Biden for saying, in a speech to Congress on Thursday that Pyongyang's nuclear program presents "a serious threat to America's security and world security." North Korea which is now a nuclear state, accused the US of engaging in "political chicanery" last week, when the State Department called North Korea "one of the most repressive and totalitarian states in the world." Kwon Jong Gun, the director general of the Department of US Affairs at North Korea's Foreign Minist...
Oba Otudeko Rebuffed My Pleas On First Bank Crisis – Emefiele
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Oba Otudeko Rebuffed My Pleas On First Bank Crisis – Emefiele

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele has revealed how boardroom guru and major shareholder with the First Bank Nigeria Limited, Dr. Obafoluke Otudeko spurned his calls and pleas not to interfere with the running of the bank by engineering the removal of its managing director/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan. According to the CBN Governor, Otudeko, a major shareholder controlling about 10 percent of First Bank, rebuffed his calls and also refused to pick the calls of 2 other major shareholders of the Bank, sought to intervene. “I spoke to Mr. Oba Otudeko, he refused to grant my request. I had to call two of his fellow major shareholders to call him to ask the board not to take such decisions without the approval of the CBN. He refused to pi...
Warri Succession Crisis: Oba Of Benin Wades In, Meets Ologbotsere
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Warri Succession Crisis: Oba Of Benin Wades In, Meets Ologbotsere

There were indications on on Friday that the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, has waded into the succession crisis that is rocking Warri Kingdom in Delta State. The Nation authoritatively gathered that the Benin monarch met with one of the key players in the crisis, the Ologbotsere, Chief Ayiri Emami. A source at the Oba of Benin palace told our reporter that Emami arrived at the palace at 3pm on Thursday and was immediately ushered into the presence of the Oba where a meeting that lasted about three hours with the monarch took place. “The visit of Chief Emami to Benin on Friday was at the instance of the Omo N’Oba, who is very disturbed by the happenings in the Warri Kingdom,” our source said. Although the details of the Wednesday’s meeting were not immediat...
2023: Fresh Crisis In PDP Over Saraki’s Rumoured Presidential Bid
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2023: Fresh Crisis In PDP Over Saraki’s Rumoured Presidential Bid

The rumoured presidential bid of Bukola Saraki, for­mer Senate President, is already causing ripples in Nigeria’s major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Even though he has not signified intention to contest, Saraki, who came third behind Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, and former Vice President Atiku Abu­bakar (the eventual winner) in the 2018 presidential primary of the PDP is said to be nursing the amin Port Harcourt, Rivers State, bition to occupy the highest political office in the land in 2023. ­ In November 2020, Saraki, a former two-time governor of Kwara State, was appoint­ed as the chairman of the PDP’s Reconciliation and Strategy Committee with the main responsibilities of rec­onciling aggrieved members and wooing new members into its fold ahea...
Konshisha Crisis: Ortom Apologizes To Families Of Slain Soldiers
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Konshisha Crisis: Ortom Apologizes To Families Of Slain Soldiers

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has apologized to the bereaved families of the 12 soldiers who were ambushed and killed about a week ago by armed bandits at Bonta community in Konshisha Local Government Area, LGA, of the state. The Governor also condoled President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief of Army Staff and the leadership of the armed forces in the country over the murder of the military personnel in the state. Speaking Monday at the funeral of the personnel at the Wurukum Military Cemetery in Makurdi the Governor who condemned the murder and described it as unfortunate promised to collaborate with the military to apprehend the masterminds of the dastardly act. “I condole Mr President who is the Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces, the Chief of Army Staff and indeed ...
Andrea Pirlo puts up Ronaldo, De Ligt, 4 other Juventus top players for sale
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Andrea Pirlo puts up Ronaldo, De Ligt, 4 other Juventus top players for sale

  Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo has put up to six players for sale this summer. They include Superstar forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, Aaron Ramsey, Matthijs de Ligt, Alvaro Morata, Paulo Dybala and Adrian Rabiot, Daily Mail reports that Ronaldo could leave Juventus if the Old Lady fails to qualify for the Champions League. Juventus is going through a difficult period under Andrea Pirlo, sitting fourth in the Serie A table, 12 points behind league leaders Inter Milan. Juventus started the current season with high hopes after appointing Pirlo but they now face a huge fight to secure Champions League qualification. And the Daily Mail claims the Italian giants have put Ronaldo, who is the club’s highest-earner, up for sale. The 36-year-old’s departure would help the cl...
US President Joe Biden Issues Proclamation Acknowledging March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility
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US President Joe Biden Issues Proclamation Acknowledging March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued the first presidential proclamation recognizing March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility. The day is now dedicated to celebrating transgender people and bringing awareness to the discrimination and violence they face every day. In his proclamation today, Biden said Trans Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of activism by transgender and nonbinary people. “Their trailblazing work has given countless transgender individuals the bravery to live openly and authentically,” Biden wrote. “This hard-fought progress is also shaping an increasingly accepting world in which peers at school, teammates and coaches on the playing field, colleagues at work, and allies in every corner of society are standing in support and solidarity with...
Fresh Fuel Supply Crisis Looms As Tanker Drivers Threaten Strike
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Fresh Fuel Supply Crisis Looms As Tanker Drivers Threaten Strike

Tanker drivers, at the weekend, threatened to cause fresh fuel supply crisis with another industrial action if the Federal Government fails to enforce the compulsory installation of safety valves in all petroleum trucks to protect the inflammable contents from spilling over in the event of road mishap. Rising under the auspices of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) branch of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), the tanker drivers also threatened to withdraw services of its members if the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) failed to negotiate the renewal of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for new working conditions for petroleum tanker drivers. PTD, in a communiqué signed by its National Chairman, Comrade Salmon Akanni Olad...
Three young men hacked to death as rival cult groups clash at a birthday party in Benue community
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Three young men hacked to death as rival cult groups clash at a birthday party in Benue community

Three young were hacked to death in a cult-related fight during a birthday party at Odoba Otukpa in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State. It was gathered that a quarrel broke out during the birthday party organized by one of the youths in Odoba community on Saturday night, March 27. According to an eyewitness, a young man from Obu Otukpa, a neighbouring community was hacked to death during the fight. The death of the young man was said to have caused a reprisal from the man’s community which led to the death of two others from Odoba. One of the Odoba youths killed was preparing to bury his father on Thursday this week. Confirming the incident, the Chairman of Ogbadibo local government, Prince Samuel Onu, said that it was a cult-related issue. "It has nothing to ...
Update: Governor Ortom suspends traditional chief, youth groups over gruesome murder of widow
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Update: Governor Ortom suspends traditional chief, youth groups over gruesome murder of widow

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has ordered the suspension of a traditional chief, Ortar Agwa Mnyange Kwahar in Buruku Local Government Area of the state, all youth groups and their activities, over the gruesome murder of a widow. LIB reported that Mrs Becky Shaade Aondozungwe Nyihemba, was burnt alive in her home by suspected thugs in Mbagen community, Buruku Local Govt Area on March 5, 2021. The widow, a nurse by profession, had a week earlier raised the alarm about threat to her life by unknown persons for reasons she did not mention. The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs Ngunan Adingi, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday, March 27, said that the suspension of the chief followed the crisis in Mbatyough Council Ward, Mbagen ...
‘Without the support of Buhari, we wouldn’t have raised our heads up as governors’ – Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar
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‘Without the support of Buhari, we wouldn’t have raised our heads up as governors’ – Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar

Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state has described President Buhari as the best thing to happen to Nigeria. Abubakar said this while featuring on a Channels Television program. Listing some of the achievements of President Buhari, the Jigawa state Governor averred they won't be able to lift their heads up as Governors without the support of the President. When asked if he agrees with his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterparts who said Buhari is the best thing to happen to Nigeria, he said; “I agree with the given circumstances we have now. I believe 100 percent. I know what I inherited. I know the trouble I got through. I know at one time, I even wanted to leave. Really, without the support of Buhari, we wouldn’t have raised our heads up as governors. “If y...
Senior aide fired after emergence of videos showing staff members performing sex acts in Australia’s parliament
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Senior aide fired after emergence of videos showing staff members performing sex acts in Australia’s parliament

There is currently crisis in Australia's political scene after videos emerged showing staff members performing sex acts in the country's parliament, leading to one senior aide being fired. One of the videos showed the senior aide performing a sex act on a female lawmaker's desk. The videos were leaked to Australian media by a whistleblower who is a former government staff member. According to the whistleblower, he had become "immune" to the footages because of the volume of footages he received. He said the footages were filmed in 2019 and also claimed that officials had used the prayer room to have sex and even brought sex workers into parliament. The whistleblower described some of his colleagues as a "culture of men thinking that they can do whatever they want, "moral...
Farmer-Herder Crisis: Six States Reject FG’s Livestock Programme
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Farmer-Herder Crisis: Six States Reject FG’s Livestock Programme

A report indicates that six state governments, namely Akwa Ibom, Anambra , Cross River, Delta, Edo and Oyo have said they will not donate any land to be used as grazing reserves for herdsmen under the National Livestock Transformation Programme. The programme is an initiative of the federal government designed to run from 2019-2028 as part of its initiative in collaboration with state governments under the auspices of the National Economic Council. Despite the rejection of the programme, 17 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory, as well as three southern states, namely Ekiti, Ondo, and Ebonyi, have signed up for the programme. The six states stressed that any individual who wanted to go into ranching should rather look for land to buy The Delta state gover...
Alaafin of Oyo marries his 13th wife, Olori Chioma Adeyemi
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Alaafin of Oyo marries his 13th wife, Olori Chioma Adeyemi

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has married a new wife amid reports of marital crisis rocking his palace in the last few months. The monarch and his 13th wife were spotted at the installation of Real Estate Giant, Chief Tomori Williams as the Aare Onikoyi of Yorubaland last weekend. Their union came to light after popular Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde praised the monarch and also mentioned Olori Chioma Adeyemi. City People reported that Oba Lamidi Adeyemi got married to the new Queen last year. Though she is yet to embark on a 9-month course, she will be the first young eastern Queen married to Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.
Some Selfish Yoruba Leaders Behind Crisis In Southwest – Oluwo
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Some Selfish Yoruba Leaders Behind Crisis In Southwest – Oluwo

  The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Adewale Akanbi, has alleged that some Yoruba leaders are beating the drums of war and sponsoring crisis for selfish and political reasons. The monarch, in a statement he posted on his Facebook page, on Sunday, said all the hues and cries on security challenge in the Southwest region is about the . Oluwo said the Yoruba leaders sponsoring crisis in the region will not end well. According to him, “Those who are singing discordant tune are doing so because of personal aggrandisement. We know some Yoruba leaders who are calling for war for political reason. It is all about 2023 presidency. Because they feel someone wants to become President and they don’t want him. “It is because they know that the next president of this country will be ...
Kwara: Crisis Brews Over Use Of Hijab In Christian Schools
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Kwara: Crisis Brews Over Use Of Hijab In Christian Schools

There may be a commotion, tomorrow, in about 10 Christian secondary schools in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, if the imbroglio surrounding the use of veil (hijab) by Muslim female students, is not amicably resolved. The 10 schools built by different Christian denominations had experienced grant aiding by the state government, 47 years ago, during the military era of the late David Bamigboye, as the governor. Kwara State government had set up different committees, the latest being the one headed by the Deputy Governor, Mr. Kayode Alabi, to resolve the crisis. Besides, it is believed that the matter over hijab had reached the Supreme Court, as church leaders and their Boards of Trustees were said to be praying the court for a return of these schools to their owners. Shina I...
Man City vs Man Utd: We are not Suffering a Crisis of Confidence – Solskjaer
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Man City vs Man Utd: We are not Suffering a Crisis of Confidence – Solskjaer

  Manchester United Manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has insisted his players are having a crisis of confidence ahead of Sunday’s clash with Manchester City. The Red Devils have gone three games without a goal. Ahead of the Derby, United have played three consecutive 0-0 draws. City, on the other hand, have opened a 14-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. United have managed just two wins from their last eight league games, but Solskjaer insists his team are not out of form. “We had a week without scoring a goal,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Friday. “It’s not like six weeks with bad form. Not long we won 9-0 [against Southampton], 4-0 against a Real Sociedad team that should have won against Real Madrid at the weekend. “I’m not buying in...
Fresh Crisis Brews In Igangan As Herdsmen Resume Farm Destruction
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Fresh Crisis Brews In Igangan As Herdsmen Resume Farm Destruction

Fresh crisis appears to be brewing in the Ibarapaland area of Oyo State, following the return of Fulani herdsmen to the area and the alleged destruction of farms in the area. Fulani herdsmen had, in January, migrated out of Igangan and other communities in Ibarapa, Oyo State, following the eviction notice given to Seriki Fulani of Igangan, Salihu Abdukadir, by Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Igboho. Farmers in Igangan, however, told Saturday PUNCH on Friday that the herdsmen had not only started returning to the area but that they had allegedly resumed destruction of farms and threatened to attack farmers who resisted them. The Chairman of Real Farmers Association of Nigeria, Igangan branch, Mr. Abiodun Adegoke, in an interview with our correspondent, said some of the cas...
Commercial Tricycle Operator Rescues two Children Kidnapped by a Couple in Ebonyi
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Commercial Tricycle Operator Rescues two Children Kidnapped by a Couple in Ebonyi

A commercial tricycle operator and Ebonyi State University graduate, Ogwogu Chidi Nwuzor, has rescued two of the three children kidnapped by a husband and wife in Ikwo and Izzi Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered the luck ran out of the kidnappers at Nkaliki Road, Abakaliki metropolis when Nwuzor, who was conveying them to a park became suspicious upon seeing how unkept the children were. According to Nwuzor,  when he questioned them, the woman said the children were her sister’s children and that the crisis between Ikwo and Abakaliki people caused her to take them away. But he instead raised the alarm and attracted the attention of people who alerted the police. Spokesperson of the Ebonyi State Police Command, DSP Loveth Odah, who confirmed the inciden...
Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers – MURIC
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Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers – MURIC

The Nigerian Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has waded into the hijab imbroglio in Kwara State. Some public school teachers had recently forced female Muslim students to remove their hijab within the school premises. This has generated controversy across the state leading to the closure of ten schools by the state government. In its own contribution to the debate, MURIC has vowed to take all necessary constitutional measures to stop the oppression of innocent female Muslim pupils across Kwara State. This was contained in a public statement issued by the director of the Muslim rights advocacy group, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021. According to MURIC, “What is happening in Kwara State today regarding use of hijab in s...
My Method of Coaching is Second to None, I Won’t Change – Mourinho
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My Method of Coaching is Second to None, I Won’t Change – Mourinho

  Jose Mourinho has vowed not to change his style of coaching despite poor results with his most recent clubs. The Portuguese waved aside suggestions that he needs to change his coaching philosophy after his current club, Tottenham’s latest loss at the weekend. The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager insisted that his methods are “second to nobody in the world”. Spurs were defeated 2-1 by West Ham on Saturday being their fifth loss in six Premier League games leaving them nine points behind fourth place. Asked if he would consider changing his philosophy, the former FC Porto boss said, “Not at all, zero. “Sometimes results are a consequence of multiple suggestions. Mine, and my coaching staff’s methods, are second to nobody in the world. ...
Actor Emmanuel Ikubese and wife, Anita Adetoye spark breakup rumour after unfollowing each other and deleting their wedding photos
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Actor Emmanuel Ikubese and wife, Anita Adetoye spark breakup rumour after unfollowing each other and deleting their wedding photos

Former Mr Nigeria and Actor, Emmanuel Ikubese and his popular makeup artist wife, Anita Adetoye have triggered a breakup rumour after unfollowing each other on Instagram and deleting their wedding photos. Rumour of the couple's marriage being in crisis is coming barely one year after they walked down the aisle. Emmanuel and Anita had their white wedding in March 2020.
Nigeria Is Currently Facing Crisis — Tinubu
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Nigeria Is Currently Facing Crisis — Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has called for peace among all ethnic, tribal and religious groups in Nigeria. Tinubu made the call on Friday, during the Eighth-Day Fidau Prayer for the late Alhaji Lateef Jakande, the first Civilian Governor of Lagos State. He said that the country was facing a crisis but all needed to live in harmony and give peace a chance. ”Nigeria is currently facing a crisis; a crisis of insurgency, banditry in all aspects of security, but God Almighty that made this country as one of the largest and most resourceful countries will protect us. ”I appeal, in his memory today, for us not to turn whatever challenges we are facing right now into ethnic, tribal and religious crises. ”If there is a crisis, ...
Election Losers Exploiting Herders/Farmers Crisis In Edo – Obaseki
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Election Losers Exploiting Herders/Farmers Crisis In Edo – Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has blamed the tension in the state over the idea of grazing lands on those he described as the same political opponents he defeated in the last gubernatorial poll in the state. Recall that the governor had been reported to have promised to establish grazing lands for herders, but while speaking to State House correspondents after meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, at the presidential villa, Abuja, weekend, he said his government was only encouraging private citizens to do business with herders for profit. He accused the political opponents of deliberately misrepresenting the position of government for selfish reasons. According to him, “If you will just go through some blogs and some of the narratives ...
Daughter of Former Senate President David Mark Joins APC
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Daughter of Former Senate President David Mark Joins APC

Hon. Blessing Onuh, daughter of former Senate President David Mark and lawmaker representing Otukpo/Ohimini Federal Constituency of Benue, has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the All Progressive Grand Alliance(APGA). Onuh in her defection letter which was read by Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, said she was leaving APGA due to leadership crisis at all levels of the party. She further disclosed that she decided to leave after serious consultation with her people.
Shasha Crisis: Northern Governors Arrive Oyo, Meet Makinde Behind Closed-Doors
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Shasha Crisis: Northern Governors Arrive Oyo, Meet Makinde Behind Closed-Doors

Some governors from the Northern region have arrived in Oyo State and are currently holding a closed-door meeting with Governor Seyi Makinde. The meeting is a part of the efforts being made to ensure that peace is given a chance following the recent conflict at Shasha market in Ibadan, the state capital. Present at the meeting which is holding at the government house in Agodi are the governors Bello Matawalle (Zamfara), Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), and Abubakar Bello (Niger). Details regarding resolutions at the meeting are expected shortly.

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